30 NOVEMBER 1872, Page 3

We regret deeply to notice that excitement and disappointment have

been too much for Mr. Horace Greeley. His head has been affected, he has become unconscious, and on Thursday was reported to be very rapidly sinking. His wife's recent death, due in part to the same excitement, seems to have added to the melancholy originally produced by a defeat which it seems clear he did not expect. We should, we suspect, hear of similar results after English elections, but that the strain here is limited to a few days. The American system, under which the "campaign," with its speeches, ovations, journeys, and showers of insult, lasts for four or -five months, must tax any but the strongest constitution or the most lymphatic temperament. To 'run' for President safely, an American apparently should be fat.