SCHDSFPELIN'S CIVIC LEADERSHIP. The Negroes of New York are espe cially pleased at the election of their friend, Dr. William Jay Schieffehn, to the presidency of the Citizens' Union. Dr. Schieffelin has long endeavored with good results to better the indus trial conditions of Negroes by placing capable Negro artisans in suitable posi tions. No man in this great metropolis more richly deserves this high and command ing civic trust than he. Few men in this country go stand ont for their practicil flifljatlirofic an) civic effort r. Fear men could bring a widei experitere, a better temper or a closer grasp on local conditions to the presidency of the good Kovernment league of this great me tropolis. As head of . this patriotic or ganization of public-spirited public-spirited public-spirited citizens, the betterment, of New Yorjra civic condi tions is assured. . f'l . We" congratulate the Citizens' Union on its selection.