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Tr._-.l-A V III l IM I.IT. _?.,_ 1872.
PRICE FOUR CENTS
OVER A 8C0?.F. OF VICTIMS MANGLED t)B
BUK-? ED TO DEATH.
ANGOLA AND CARR'9 ROCK OUTDONE '/IT UTE
PK08PK4T DISASTER NEAR MATVILL'_, ?. y.?
THE MISCI1TT.F CAI -ED BT A BROKP.s WHEEL
??A FEAUFUL FALL F-tOM A TRF_t,TLE?TUB
FLUMES COMl'LETE THE WORK Ofi DEATH.
[BV TKI.KOBAPII TO THI TBI3U? ?-_.,
MtYv ii.i.K, N. Y.. Dec. 2_.-The ace ?dent near the
little town of Proepect, just above here, provee to
have been one. of the wont ever re? /rarded in the rail?
road history of thii country. Fr? ,m an ingiguificant
canse a rich harvest of death br ?rr-i_Ucd,and one
of the most melancholy fcatu ret of the .laughter
is the fact that tbe roll of vict* __m eutn never be fully
made up. It appears from a c gtotal examination of
the ground, to-day, that ab< txx% ao rodi thii side of
the tre*tlebridire, and wh an 0n a short curve, a
email piece broke out of thedangeof the forward
li ft-La-id wheol of the rei _? truck of the teuder. On
a straight stretch of tra< j? no ha---, -?TKUd have re?
united, hut pressed ai the wheel wan against the
outer rail of the curve, rieces varying in
weight from two ounces to two pounds
broke off in succession, until three
quarters of the flu' ???m, WAS gone, when the wheel
monuted tie rail, r .?je, fonr revolutions on it (the
deiita from which , may _^ plainly seen), and then
4lnegftt outside 1 Ae ??j*, the -?h0le truck, of courue,
leaving the true *. jbis was fully eight rods from
the tutstle and ? ??<.* tbat distance and half way on
thetrestl?. vvl ? ?-h is 3-0 foet long, the truck was
dragged, cut? ing. .j^-, into tho trestie ?M ,_-h,ch
were only tw ma incbc3 thick, with every revolution
of the whet?' *. xhe truck worked to the left until,
near the ?enter of the trestle, the outer wheeli
dropped o mua the end of tho tiei, and in lome way
not a?, it.* ittXtnl for, threw the rear end of the baggage
car and forward cud of the rasseuger coach off the
track, ?j.,!), -.,-., Mid down ue til their cent?n rested
<>n et ?i ?**dge of the biidge, where they remained
B?**,i -tarry for an instant, and then the weight of the
ore changing trucks tipped them completely over,
?*-** A, t-ottoin side up, they fell perpendicularly to the
t /??and In low? a distance of 20 feet. When tho cars
'/rtrtial-. the trucks crashed through the bottom! of
Alsenxi. and a* the stoves of the passenger cars were
'directly under the trucks they were crushed to
pta?c-s, and immediately tlie wood-work of the can
took lire. Of 40 people known to have been iu the
two cars but one escaped unaided, nnmely, the
brake-nan on the pas-wnger eoach, who jumped clear
of the care a? they wen f.-vHing. When it is added
that the train w.i? running at tho rate of tax miles
?n hour when it fell ofl the bridge, the aubatance of
all that is kuown, so fur, as to the caiwe of the acci?
dent in given.
The wood-work of the pa-scnger car, thickly
coated ah it wa? with varuih. burned freely, aud be?
fore anything coulai be dono by the force at hand to
I'r, vent it the ll.ini' s eut?tophi both end? of the car
and exejat ranid!.?- toward the center. Penned
a it at this time with no nosf?ble chance to ex?
tricate tlc-nisclvrs ware 4o adult passengers, the eon
r?ictor, .'.lid one child. Of thns?* snated in the end. of
the ear noue e?c.tpid, but, help arriving, about in dead
.mi living wore taken oat of tho center of it, and
the llame, were extinguish?^ or, m<>re correctly
Hjtakuit:, tv,?ut out for lack of auything further to
It-eil upon. The remains of the other passengera
vtere t,h?7. r?-a ova-re'l. aid all brought to this place.
Ti., rn'l f"?it? t i? ,i? follows:
Ha ved, all mon* or l_.?i u.jiiici.. M; dead, II ? mi.s
The (Jr.t.1. w th f,?ir etc- ?.(ions, were burned ho aa
to be nnrccng'ii/.ilil.? fr..:i. the f?-atures, und there
are bui 111? tlitit (.?tilil pa_ii.il?lv ha? identified from
the ?hr.-.I? nf i lot-dnj adhering to th? masted flesh.
Ftvew.-i.hi idlMI a:nl wititamt limbs, and the ro
niaintng one? had the fle_h all burned oil the eitrem
itit-t?. 1_M light M?*..?i?K are supposed to have been
,?r?iiijila?;ely e?n>? iii.eal, and th'Touro pieces of skulls,
wat It?, anil thelika? sufflilent to partially justify
Itich a In fia f. The dead id'-nlilied ira:
M. lla.j-rir, BroetOB, B. Y.
Wui. OahartM, VaaMalA B, Y.
Con M ilone.v. tntek-naaster, Lrocton, N. Y.
Ja.hn Whit?, Lancaster, N. Y.
Edward H. Hell, 8heiTuan, y Y.
liant T.-iy in;, _-KC'*.gi- nia?lfci, 4'i'iiy, Fa.
John Ryan, F imhaai, B. Y.
Four otiiei? are known to bave h.-eu ou the train,
?? ! Cut.iarine Kelly, Kitty Kyan, and Mr. and
Mrs. V? tilmr P. Hire, all of Titunville, Pa. It isthought
they will he identified to-morrow, as friends are here
for that purpose. The onae of the two last named
is a peculiarly sad one. Mr. Rice wan tho only ?on of
Jau-et. Kit?-, a leading citizen of Titusville, and his
wif<? thi only dauiihtcr of Auatin Jackson of Roches?
ter, N.Y. They were man ie?l on the 5th of this
month, and w? re on the way to Rochester to spend
Jiulpine from the rlothinp. bitpicaxc-, and appear*
anee of thoae coming to identify them, a number of
tin? diittd belongetl to the lowur cIi-ishos. Tho bodies
are lud out in the freiirbt-honse here, and will be
kept several ?lavs for identification. The following
is tbo only correct list o? the injured that lias beeu
i. V- tue, Ani*"lit, N. T., Iiijored Infernally.
J?,) n a. u I toa, comer Huuth aud Jame? ?i?., F.iK-hei
ter. V. Y.. baallv Iiruiaed.
Mr*. Jam?'? McCnrtlu, barlly hrnl*??(J and delirious ; her
Chu 1 1? um* nun! ; hiialisud _il?<?ii?K.
Win, H. leoe, Cony, Penu., bruited, but went home
Jatot Berlin. Irvine. N. Y head haallv l?rnta?ed
Wto. II. Tlcknaar, T.tn-vilU?. Hi-nn.. .hmilila r hrokfn.
rtvr.i olu.w a-ni?h. .1. a'J't other? i.e hruiaed ; VtUpmb?
ably die tet?n luianilnn-.
ti*?,- e Curti?, Tinut Ule, Penn., feet bur nul -ladly.
4i^<i/t. Mtl.er, Frwloiiia, ft. Y., t>a?lly l)i-iiir*?ai
Heari Miller, TttnavtOa, Pean., arm bi-nken.
J J, Mult?, Titu-ivlil?-. I'l-nn.. in)i.ri-il aimnt the Lead.
Kh_a fM-? ?a-v. Klpley.N. V.. iu.iuie'1 In the clieat
i i'1/.li re, io_iluctor, Corry, two riba bruken and
t>?-t laaallv burartd.
hurl Vi' Bacon, mull aff**nt, nijnred in the ha*-!
Julia? A. liuiihain, ri?_-.?..tvi,i.?, I'tnu., iiit'lly ln-nl.???!.
l-ilwiii H. Bell,Bhor-aaa. If. Y.. in.iur?j?l ?baut tlie leca.
J. B. Kl_?in, Khernirin, N. T., f??r"t Mamad) ?inie iiiniie.
John lHmtilnHa, Dnna*?, Ont., Iireju-t-buiie broken and
lDjured iistUly in the bulk.
John C-wdny, 43orry, l'enn , lu.jured l_t_rn_Hy in the
ri ??'Ion of tt.a- fafomaeh.
Bttrney ?;oolt, Lontautet, injiirert internally ?tail very
bat-iy; will probably die.
Coroner Miiaton to-day iiiparnled a jury, who
viewed the bodies, a_d to-munow the taking o? en?
dent? will begir. _
('.tVFJitl. HKtSS -'??P.tT'lI I
Mr. Bacon, uu'l agent, rep ?rted ?hud, in only
?jhghtly injured, katinirwetired the registered letter?
ami e.Tj ricateil hi? MU h.v a jum,?. Of th?3 killed. 21
have btv-i reocverel^ and 16 are so cbarred a_ to be
_nknnvt\i ; 4 aie in the Cbaiita"?i'/ii Home awaiting
nt i"i?a.?jn- t. There .ire y?-t three
? under the ruiun reduced to ashos, aud
??Mtinguisbable only hy pieces of lit nils and honen
The train wta ?.oing o? a down gradi of 8- to M feet
to Lhe uni?, fini wan abta'tt 00 rotlt from l'roep?;ct de?
pot. .u?l Met ? team nhut aft'. It wat? *l-out three feet
from ?he norU eudof the t rent le when the broken
?tli".! ??f the tender was d-ttv> re rod and, being under
the iu-fietus of the dowa grade, a stoppage could
not be made; 'Kr?-ery care u taken of the wounded,
who are -cattered around ia the ianii-hta-ses near
by, aud nx-dicat attendance w ja promptly li.-riii-.hed.
The ?joiidiictoi?'_ pmfc-1 ?howed 37 through ticket!
taken up, and one to Proapect, There wen. it it
auppnaed, about 50 penont on th? train, wbieii con
i? -t..i , f mmja pas^upe, CAr> out |^ggage car, ah en?
tine aud tender.
TVTEitTT FER?OX8 1SJIREU IM INblAXA.
hH-IHM Dee. ??.-The rear ear of the Chi*
fa?o ?xpreae tr.tin on the ludianapoli?, Peru and
C-'uitago Railroad was thrown from tbe track laat
niiiht by a broken rtil about 18 mile? north of this
city. Twenty uenona vire mon or Ian injured, and
? ib thought three were fatally hint, text moat
tw-Kit-ilj injured wen lUrk Maine? of Rithuiond,
Ind.; II. II. Walker of Indianapolis, 0<*o. Henry,
btakeman ; Mrs. Boytl, an old lady from PI \*riiont.,,
In?l., if/ho had her shoulder cruahiMl, and ?. W. 8r_,ith
HECKIaESSNESS IN KANSAS?TWO LIVES "LOST.
St. Louis, DexN Z5.?A pauenger train on
th? Actstion, Tnpeka, arid Hmti F? hi-lroad, while atuck
In a snowbank molles w.-at of Newton, Kanau, was run
Into by a freight tmin and lnvl two ran telescoped. The
ronduoior and ?Tntber matt wer? klllei'. and four or fire
other? were w ?rinded. Tlie names of tho killed and
wounded aw not rut reportad.
ILI.NTaSS OF TUL' CZARKWITCII OF RISPIA.
HE 18 SKRIOl SLT Am.CKtI? BT TTI'lll'8 FEVER.
8T. FBTBBfllll I.. y, I>e?, w, IB-).
It "was officially annonn? ?a u?-day that the
Czarewiteh bas been 111 iln?*e the 19th ??f November, and
his'uialaily becoming serloit?;.!, tbe tvth ot Deeember, it
w-as pronounced a case of typhus (ever, accompanied
with an affection of the abdomen, i hieb tbe physicians
considered of a grave character.
Tbe bulletin Issued this mornlnir saya he passed a
sleepless yet tranquil night. Tbe fever baa not abated,
but his condition continues about the same.
AN EXTINCT ROYAL FAMILY.
DEAT-Cl OF THE KINO OF THE SANDWT(**TI
Hfr?Wt IU INTEI?iEGN-'M UNTIL JAN
San Francisco, Dec. 25.?Advices from Hon?
olulu received here Btate that King Kamehameha V.
died in that city December 11. Ho was the last of
tbe royal liue, and named no successor, which leaves an
Interregnum, during which tbe people are sovereign.
The L?gislative Assembly meets on January 6, when, it
is expect-ed, that body will nominate a succe-aor of the
late King. The Hawaiian Oatette favors apopular move?
ment for the purpose of securing a froe Constitution,
and a revolution la expected. At the latest date all was
?.tile t- _____
msTor.Y of Tnr house of kamei-iameiia.
Tho first of the now citinct House of
Kiimebismeba, who reigned over all the Sandwich
Islands, was born about the middle ot the eighteenth
century, lie was personally remarkable for character?
istic?? which dn.ti.iguithed him and all his successors
from his subjects and seemed to im licit?, that he
oaine from t distinct tribe. He was if taapenso
stature, and the Imposing appearunco r**%!ch he
presented contributed greatly to securing pov.er
over the people whom he ruled. Iu the early part at
the present century each of tho Sandwich Islands was
governed by a sovereign and several other chiefs. The
first Kam(-hamcha was ouo of these chiefs. Ho suc
oeedtil In conquering all of the Islands except Ataual
and Nihaii, which, however, ?rave their allegiance lo Li?
succeasors. As Europeans bad aided him in
his conquest, he favored their settlement
in the Islands and placed his kingdom
tinder the protection of Great Butaln. ne
was su? reeded by his son, Kamehameha II., who, in
1S1?, abollrhed Idolatry and Introduced Christianity.
Tbe brother of this King ascended the throne in 1624,
and assumed the title of Kamehameha III. During hts
reign he brought hii country into conflict with France,
by baui??hing tbe Koman Catiro!.c ?islssloisarit- -. The
French Admiral prote?ted against this liiousure on
b? buif of Ids Government. The King, in order to pro?
tect himself ac.'.inaf the attacks of tin? French Ai'ni.ia!
appealed to the llfitinh G?vcrnmcn?, which ___at_lMi
a body of troops in the Islands.
In 1844 the independence of the conntry was officially
recogniied by Great Britain and the Lintel Mitten hat
by treaty a preponderating influeiico was givcu to the
former. Hostile demonstrations were frequently mude
l?y Fiance, after one of which, made m 1 ?41, the King
KM itthened the alliance with the United atatea.
Clii.-fly under Ihe advice of American residents
tbe King Introduced a constitutional form of Govern?
ment. This ktug was succeeded In lt-,4 on
bis death br bl? ion Alexander Lihollho, who
was called Kamehameha IV The new King received an
education superior to bis ancestors, which was partially
owing to a Journey which h* made to Europe. In 1 buts
be married Emma Booker, daughter of an Englith phy?
sician who was residing in the Islands. Ho wat of an
ungovernable temper, and once caused great consterna?
tion in his dominions by attempting murder In a fit of
Jealousy toward his wife. Oh his deatli lu ltje,3 he was
succeeded by his brother the lately deceased King Kanie
li uiieha V.
This last heir to the throne was born in 182? ; he was
dlstingbished by an easy life which cam-ad him to be
well known among the islanders as a boon companion.
Like all of his ancestors lie possesseii the tall form which
I'litlngulshed him from his people. He manifest* ?1 tome
Inclination to promote reforms In the Island, and favored
foreigners In order lo Increase commerce and indus?
try. He formed a Cabinet composed of foreigner?
of different nationalities, who hai long resided in tho
territory. He died childless, and, as tub foregoing dis?
patch indicates, he failed to avail himself of tbe priv?
ilege, conferre?! by tbe Constitution, of naming his suc?
cessor. Public opinion recently pointed at Prinoe 1-ann
liko as the person who would probably bo selected to fill
tbe throne of the King. He was considered the rightfi.l
heir previous to the accession of Kamehameha V., but
was set aside by the old King. His claim oomes from
tbe female side of the family, nc belntr a son of the ala?
ter? t Kauseliaineba II. He has attained the n?e of M
years. He is popular with the people of Ins own race, is
well educated, and has a fine personal address.
SLAVERY IN PORTO RICO.
EMANCIPATION BILL READ IN THE ?PANISB
Madrid, Wednesday, Dec. *>5, D*?72.
The bill providing for the emaucipatioL of
the slaves In Porto Rico was read In tho lower branch
of the Cortes yestesday. All slaves are to tie free wlihla
four months after the promulgation of the passage of the
The alave-ownera are to be indemnified for their prop?
erty. Many of tbe deputies expressed their approval of
the bill by cheers after Its reading. Tbe Government
again announced tbat reforms in Cuba were postponed
in consequence of the lnsurrcotlon on tbat Island.
The bill pafovldes that the slave-owners shall receive
80 per cent Indemnity, of which the State shall pay If
pur cent and tbe colony tbe balance.
?POLITICS IN THE FIJI ISLANDS.
DISSATISFACTION WITn THE GOVERNMENT.
San Francmco, Dec. 25.?Newa luis an i ved
from the Fiji Islands to the effect that tbe settlers and
planters are dm--??fled with tbe eotnp?ition of the
present Government. A meeting of planters was held
a! j-cvuka on the ?th lust., at which very strong Ian -
jl?ige WM spoken against che Govern?ciiL
The French Pxefect of Pau has issued an
oner forbidding Spaniards to sojourn In the Department
of 'he Baases-Pyrenees, without written permission.
Inter-tribal diapatea of a rather threatening
chJMActer have ocearred at Wlapu, on tbe east ooaat of
New-Zealand. Tbe realflent mag!?trate writes that born
parties are arme?- and ..fuie lo allow each other to cross
ICE IX THE mil?-ft.
Memphis, Der. 25.?He_vv ahore ice formed
in the M-salaaippl has been floating past this city sin? e
atfundar night, and extends to Helena, ninety miles be?
low. This Is the flr?t loatanac of this kind which ln.i
o't-uricl In fliteeu year*.
DIMPBKATE ATTEMIT AT JAIL BREAKING.
NLatthe y? Huskry, who is looked up at Jelier
son Market tie a grave aaaault, and Michael Keaton,
wbocsvupled a (?ell with htm, having removed almo-i
brlrkaenough ftvm their call wai! to insure their escape,
were detected by tin? keeper, last night, who hud a
desperate straggle with them. 11* had lacked the onier
door of th* prison, *? hlch delayed help fron,- without At
last an entrance- waa gained and the men were ??in
powered. Boskey is a dangerous chara? Li
Superintendent ?Qrinipbell of the Urookly..
police Informed ?Uupt- Kmmedy of the hlxth P?tate?t, by
Ulegntpb, last n __t, that ? man graatly r-.??-uii.!:iig the
deMTJPtion given of John flL?rrtngton had ?aWaWMIll
?L'i arse ?w?fs Sr-S
STaS -*?___ k?? ?fianna ?? as
? | ..-?-.. - ? a
TIIK TRAGEDY OF Fifi]
SEVEN BODIES PROBABLY UNDER 1
A TEimiBLE Bl'MOB HALF CONFTB-TED?j
RL'INS OP THE PRINTtKO-nOUSE TO
8EARCI1ED FOB TnE MISSIKQ WOMEN.
There seems to be no longer reason to doubt I
there were l?verai young women and otheri
ployed on the upper floora of tlie building Nos.
88, and 85 Centre-st. who, becoming confused by
?moke that rapidly filled the building on Tues
evening, were unable to gain the street by tbe att
or to reach the fire-eeeape in the rear, and bo |
iahed in the dames. It was hoped that all had I
rescued from tho building by the firemen, pol
and others, who were Boon on the spot, but tl
now seems no reason to doubt that seven or ai
persons lost their Uves.
The Franklin-it. Police-station and the Park I
pital were thronged yesterday with tboee who w
in acare h of friends and relatives employed in
burned building. In several inatancea the po
were able to give information, but in very many
stances they could not. There ii reason to beli
that the following persons, who were at work
Archer d_ Anderson'i book-bindery, perished in
Are, and that their bodies are beneath the imok
Jane Stewart, age 18, of No. 17 Charlton-st. Bhe *
?ought for by her father, who itateal that her rclatl
bad seen or heard nothing of her since the fire.
llrlaigct McOrath, age 20, of Ko. 3.1 Flrst-ave.
quirlet were made by her brother Michael.
Mary llonoho of No. 123 Eaat Tentb-et
Margaret Douoho of No. 123 Eait Tent_-_t-, tlttei
Margaret Hell of No. 19 Avenue A.
Charlotte Bell of No. 19 Avenue A, titter o? Marga
Jsmct Devina, age 12. of No. lte Broome-st.
Nu Inquiry having been made for other person?, I
believed that the remaining forty or fifty Inmates of I
bu.lding eacaped, although, a? previously reported, .
?ral of them were severely injured. No serious a?
dents beyond tho four mentioned yesterday havo b(
The ruina wore smoking yesterday, and occasions
breaking out Into flaiuca, which were promptly ext
gul?Usd by tbe detalla ot firemen. Two eogluea w
atatlonod during the day in the vicinity of the are, a
detachmenti of flr-ineu relieved one another at Lut
vals ia for. im; heavy streams of water upon tho rul
which in many places were covered with a thick eoatl
of lee, although the dense masses of smoko and atei
that steadily rallied upward ahowetl that tbe smolder!
embers beneath were ready to break Into flame ata
moment. No effort could be made to clear away I
rum? and search for the bodies. If possible, an otten
will he made to day to clear awny a portion of tbe rul
and to begin the search for the bodies.
During the day a largo crowd congregated on the sli
walk opposite tho ruins. Many of the bystanders seem
to be sc.jii-iutcd with the charaeter of the building a
its defective ei.ii'truetlon. They unhesitatingly Chan
ter.zed it us a death trap, and declaroal that It liad oft'
been pretli- teal lh.it If a Hie should break out on one
the lower floor.? In the neighborhood of the stairway
heavy los? of life would follow.
Tlio loss of life if stich then? baa been, waa undoul
elly due to the Inadequate meana of escape. The fli
esifipe, by which most of tho women at work in t
fourth lloor deeeended to the street, wa? itself very ?
feet.vc It was nsrrow, aud IU lower end was 15 f(
above gr?.ui.<l. As a consequence, all of the women ?
re aihing the loweH round of the ladder had to drop
the ground. Through thi? faulty arrangement tt
women WWI severely hurt. Mrs. George Mlddleton
No. 75 Centre ?t., ?cclug that many of the women wou
ha greatly Injured, ran with a ladajer to the bsi
of tho printing building, and placed It near the fl
. ?.ape, thus enabling a majority of tue women
d*-?o. ti.l ...f.'l v. John McQloln of engine No. 27, al?o o
?orvlng tho great <l*?r?-?r, r-* *? *_o <->*??? ???a amtmanUm
t.i. w.ioal? n la 11er to the tire escape, aasietod tunny
TUB lOPSES I*REV10C?I.- IM.Ei'F.?TItlATrO.
The lot.il los? of property by the ;?:o i? estimated ?
about $c:?,i?-0. The amount of Insurance 1? compar
tiMiy cuiiil), but a list of the companies involved, hi
not yet been obtained, owlugto th?*.ahfience of ownei
und occupants from the city, and the burial of tbe
safes lucueath the ruins. The following Is a summary c
the l0r.ee? and Insurance, so far as baa been asee
Tlie Canton Biillilln?. No?. 81, PA and M Ce?ir? ?f., wa
v'tltieil rat fc?6.ooti. and owned ?y Baab.it l.ialghaad. 1
v??? oi.lv partly lunueU, but In ooosequetice of the al
r-cure o( Mi. ( rail?Md, the precise mnount of in.-atiraii.-i
ati'l tie uuaie? of the companies affected could not L
I>an, Barlow dt Co., commercial ag**nta, whoocrnple
tin. a-i-r. u l loot an a pnutmg eetabUakfl-aat, estluiat
t?. ii lam m, no. K ami iiiii. inuery Ht IMO.Ott?, on whlc
lli.-ie ia ot.iy vlit.iX?! tuk.irauee. Tin? immense lusa .
thi? fii-iii I? utit it, it?- i tu a gr.-at extent to tlio da atrua
ti, 11 of a large auaabar.of very valuable booka of coo
martial ratereaee, Tbey imd in the hand? of the Mn?ei
un tlie BPMf Boom, l".(s?J vulumea of llielr Mercantil
Ageno.t _Uifi-a?'i.i'i' I>i".rt. These were l?siir>d to ?ut
HcriberH yearly, anil ti? ir ihm will tor a time, aerlou.il,
Ilh-ouv. ui'-iH ?? (lie a'uimueia lui public. By reference t
a ?? .?ni of tlie tl. in on tie ti ? 1 a page, it will be seen th.
the tlrui prom)-, m i-A-a iiu.iitn? to make good their los?
and tai i. ?ne their Kepoit to auhsrrlii-ra. Mi-auwnll
they Bal Uni,ii.'''in ft for the iinavoi.labio deluv lu Isau
iiin it. There wu? uu lnaurauoe ot 1-01,000 on thci*
Tne losa of the New-York Newspaper Union, whirl
occupied tbe third tluor, 1? ?.atunated at |30,ooo; m.ur-i
Ai-'.ier A Andfri-on, bookbinalers, who oodpled tin
f.iuilli, liitii, iiud ?ixlli Boom, estimate their loa? on ato.)
and machinery at ti",iron" partly lnaured
The two-story brick building No. ~ Centre-st,, wblcl
?... completely alcmoiuiied by the falling oi the wall? o
the Caxtou building, wa?? owniid lay the heir? of the Lor
iuord eaUite, and valued at 13,400 ; Insured for 12,6(10. Tin
occupant, James Oaiiagh.-r, brass-!uiindei, lose? |j,uou
in hu?. al for $1,600.
The adjoining two??tory brick building, No. 80, ownec
by the asme inmoia, waa damaged usante by the falltn?
wall? ; insured for tl.,000. William Blohm, who oea ujner
the baaemant at a reatiiurmit. sustained a lota of Ifion
uuiiiiiired. The atoek of (ici.rg. Mlddleton, ??loot
keeper, aa the Brut floor, was damaged ll.son; In? .ire a.
for |.i,.<u0 liy the National Company. Edmond Trice
\. !.. .-a- law ullUe was ana? ou the tlrst floor, loe?.?? |300; ut
lii-uraii.e. How a? _*. Hummel, lawyer?, who oeeupleat
il.e Mlia.lt- of the ?ctoud ?.or, lo.su U.50U, and arc Insured
The two-story bull.liiig. No. 79 Centre-tt., of wood and
brick, which aleo couatitutes a part of tbe Lorlllard
??state, was damaged t-,-00, and la uninsured. ?. B.
(.union, who occupied the tirtt floor as a patot-ahop and
the second floor m a dnclllug place, estimates hla loa?
on ?tuck and furnltun? at |.,ooo ; lnaured for MO.
The almllar building. No. 77, alao a ??art of the tame
estate, wua damaged |.on; no Inaarance. Henry Wilkins,
who occupied the lower portion as a liquor ataare and th?
u.,. it i ? it as a dwelling, estimate! hla loas at |i,ooo ; iu
auretl tor 13,000.
The four-story brick liiiMlng In the rear of tbe prem
l.v.Naw 125 aud 127 Worth at-, owned .y J. Btoeekel,
waa damaged f.'.uoi; Imuj-cd for 110,000. Tbe stock and
machinery of Woehr St MlHer, whose aaw and planing
mill was <m the ttrat, aeeond, and third floors, was dam
ageal tt.OOO; Insured for M.O-0. (iiiatave. Burger, pattern
m, 1 m. .l'jl maker, on the lourth door, lonj? M,00u; no ln
Tue adjoining three-story brick bulldlnir. No. 120.
owned by the In Im et the l.iinllai.l eatete, wat, damaged
?-on; no Insurauei?. Tue loa* of Woehr it Miller, occo
panta. is ??tlmated at li.ouo; insured for tlie uuit
Tue two ?ta-ary snd sttl.? briok building, No. ill, ownad
by the same )? i-.hi?, wh? damaged ?.-?. ; no inaarance.
It h oeeiipie.i i.v Miami faiiiiliua. whose bouaehoid
I wen ?'jmewlutt dsmaged by removal during tbe
Tbe tensmeot bous?*. Nos. un and 111 Leonard-si-,
w.-re ?lightly damaged, an,I ihe fur altura of tbe occu?
pant? waa somewhat Injured b? water.
Au informal luveatigatlou tend? to ?bow that the Are
or glmaied In ihi- printing eatabllahmeat of Dun, Barlow
tt Co., on the seroxid floor, atad waa caused by the ignition
of ha tii-ine used for cluamng printing rulient. Fire Mar
slutl Mibpedun trill begin an official examination today.
Durcooi in Tin: theatir.
l'A?tlC IN A t'OSOFBT-SALOON?ALMOIT A KIBE
AT THE OLP WffUIi
Wliili* ft vftiiety cnt4?rtaiuuient wiu in pro
gieason Ihe ata.-e of the Canterbury 8a?oon. No. Sia
Broadway, late last night, several uu>u in the ?udUn.e
saw siuokt coming from Uneath tbe .rage. Tba try of
" tin " wa? Ji.rtai.l.y raised, and for a _-omeut then was
a terrible paule lu the ball. The ?pacU-ora tolhexium
ber of several hundred, moatly men, ran toward the
doors of the halJ leading out to Broadway, and complete?
ly bloik-*d up th.' a- n 11 ai. a:.- a for several momenta. Tablea
were overthrown and broken during lb? paule. He ve ral
policemen of tha It ui'> ?-nth and fltLteolti Pretincta.
ae. n.g i he outpouring crowd and bearing Uni enta of
terror, rau to the ?pot, and after great effort ?u_.e?ded
ft forcing their way Into thr taloou. Tbe ofllcera then
ras to tbe buck part of tie mUk*d, and tam ItniMl the
i'-rv t . __.__.?_-_-...-__-?-?- - _
itag. on fire. Tearing off nevera? boardi, ? Heap of
ruhhlib, consisting of papera and old rag-i, waa o*en to
be on Are. The officer! Jumped upon the burning masa,
and sueccefled In itatnplng on? the flames. No r'irni
waa aent out to the Fire Department.
During a theatrleal portormance In the Bower? Theater
last tight, tbe boxofflf? waa discovered to be on Are.
No panic followed, however, the flamea being rut out
without attracting the attention of the Urge audience.
THE FOURTEENTH ST. FIRE.
STEAM-Pll'l-? TOO CLOSE TO WOOD-WORK?HI.
The investigation o? tho origin of the lire io
Barnaul's Museum was continued, yesterday, by Fire
Marshal Mcipedon. Two wltneaec_? went examined
wboee testimony served to _Ubllsh still more Charly
the opinion thai the Ore must havi broken out in th?
ceiling of tbe holler-room, where th? st?**n? pipca p*???<i
close to the wood-work of the floor above.
The rulni of the great fire In East F?>urt4Vrntb-st. WM.
viewed by thousanda of culona persons yesterday.
Binnk? still curled np from the depths of a mass of
broken bricks and twisted Iron flrdere, which once
formed part of the Museum building. Back of these
min? st.tmts the shell of the burned piano faetory. To
tho right an Iron portico la all thut la left of the atately
Iron building once used aa an ivory faetory by F. Qrote
a Co. Here all day workmen ?rere digging among the
ruins at the back part ot the atore for the firm's
safe, In which were plcjt.d. on Monday night, every
record of their bnstneiw tr?_?sactlobs. The I rgken walls
of Grace Chapel were vlawod with mournful Interest
by tho ?pectatora, some of whom had formerly worshiped
within them. Perfect as tho Ifs?ade and Bide walls stU!
are, the empty windows and -aunt interior show tbe
utter ruin which has befallen the buildl.f. The old
mansion of Mrs. Laurence still retains the enamel of
lee over Ita dark brick front, which lt gained on tho
frosty night of the fire. Several fire engines wore kept
at work In Fourtcenta-st. during the day, pumplnt* water
upon tbe last remnants of the Are concealod benruth tho
rnlns. Owing to the abaenee from the olty of tba owners
of the ruined building?, and also of t-ha agent* of the In?
surance companies from their placea of baslnes?. It waa
Impossible to learn tbe namesjof tbc.su?Vrlng lniuraoce
THE TIRE -AnjHAI.'S la-rVRBTIOATIOH.
afire-Marshal McHpedon resumed, yesterday, his in?
vestigation of the origin of the Are :
William H. Frake testified : I take air? of the animals
In H.ii tiiuu't Museum; on Tueeday nioriiiiig IWMMWUed
by lite iil?it-watehiiiau ; there waa then ci>ii.?i?lei .ml.
smoke In the building; I ran to the back part nf the
building and saw flames coming tip through ihe (loor
above the boiler, the trapdoor leading to the boiler-room
being open ; it is not usual to keep this trap-door open ;
I do not know who opened It ; I frequently have had to
go down through the trapdoor into the boiler-room to get
not water for tbe animals, and then I oave ui.ilced
steam pipes between the brick work on tbe top of the
boiler and the floor ; I assisted In throwing water ou
the flames ; I think we threw about two dozen bucket?
of water on the tire altogettn-r ; theee buckets were
standing on the top uf the rugea on the other side of the
museum ; after throwing on all the water within reach.
we went to work to save the giraffes : the fire had
reaclic?! their cages l.y this tune, and w?, found lt Impos?
sible to save any of t naui ; Mr. Nulaon, the night watch?
man, gave the aliirni ou the street after he bad got us all
iij? suit whilo we were at work with the buckets of
wat? r ; we were finally driven out of the building by
tbe he. t ; I was the vei v last man out of tlio iinll.lirag ;
the flreineu Just reached there as I got nut of the build?
i bar?es Wait testified : I have l*?eo employed in Bsr
niiiu'r. MiiM'tiio to laite MM oi llie animal? ; ou the i.igiit
of Um lire I w.i? mImd on the floor of ?tie w??t side ??f the
building within 13 or 10 f?>et of the atilntali' cnges ; I wns
iii?n?e(i| in the night-watchman; I saw smoke In the
vnriint.v of the builer-room ; there wai then a Utile
smoke throughout the bulliUug ; t did not see ntiy flame
at this time ; I saw amol? close by the trap-door that
leads down to the boiler-room ; I do not know whether
the trapdoor was open or not : it is gtnerally closed at
night ; I a-Mcfe?l iu getting pall? of water from the top
of the autmais' cage?, and handed them to some of th.
men to throw on the Are ; at Uila time the Aaniri camo
humting through tho Unit right over the top ot tin?
boii? r and In the OUgbbonMOd of the trapdoor;
wo had p-illt of water on the toi? At every eag?; we
hauled down nbotit throe dozen pail? of water, which
were at onoc taken up by other men and thrown on tho
tli?-; after we had b titl?-<! this water down rbe watch?
man ran into ihn sin-el aud gave the alarm ; I think we
?i?ed all the pails ot MjUr witiiiu reach . trfo other men
and myself thin i in to the giraffes' cage to VrtraUr that
do wit and get the am?sala ont ; the <:ag?i w is lu the cor?
ner abo re tv here tbe Are origiuat1??!, au?) the flames bad
ai,t ?ut- ?? .ulai.rl u ; _-- gut uinj ain.a. ..ni. - I., i. 1? waa
?aught by tiie flames and sank apou tlie flix.i ; tue lire
tin ii i mi dowu the ciges, au.l |r vr.-i? aa inti--is a? v.?
?-.?Ulli do to get out of Use building; not more than lo
lulnutci elapsed hetweca the time when 1 was
iiiiu.nl andvsht-u In.? driveu from (Ve bul sling ny
the ft -me?. I think I got out of the molding ia?t a. the
flrt-ui? n reached tbeie. Tin nn-nieut tin? from doors
?.re thrown u|*.n, the fl.siss. . dsuia M oui Of lue lull lil?
il? g. 'liiere were night 01 ulne men aslcrp In the 1'iill.t
ing s -M the fir. i wai dr?t iti4?:overe,d. Bl u.v ,i I ixrs
einp-oyed In taking cam of the annuals.
Tue Fire M ?ri_.il will take more teatlmonj t?>? !?y,
te th* Editor of The Tribun*.
Sin: I ;i.?k you to couver nn iiils-ieucc to l?o
drawn front the ruportto the effoct that Mr Butuuto
had wllUully disregarded It? report of the F.ro M?ir?hnl
that hit buildiug iu FourteenUs-nf. was un-.if?-. Upon
both occasions when the Fin Mar.lial v.?ite?i the build?
ing I saw hlra, and BM*4 kltnti? point out any spot
fhero a Are could |*)*a>l'ly iiceur, stating ihtt onr Inter
???t iti-uiMiidfd the utmost ca?iiiou on our part ; not only
wer?- we out lightly insured, but that no .i,?-i vmun
would coiiii'cii?ale u? for the loss of our valuitlile collec?
tion of iiiilnii ?. Tubii sufjresiliui? I eiilleil ih?> inten?
tion uf oui winter i>ulider, wno i.iii i?-?tiry ihsit linns.
?inn? ,.t tint U'?i was ?IfM In tin- ui.ittci, .'? 1 Hut evi ry
H an,.-I .ielect Wat remedied. S. II. Hunt?.
Mtm-Ttrk, Dec. M. 18.x
AN INCKNDIAKV'S COMT.SMO.V.
Adolph Kibel, nge, 30, of No. 4.8 Weal
Flfty-fourlh-at., wi? arrested by Ofllccr KnlMiel of the
Twenty-ninth Precinct, on Tueiday night, on a charge of
arson preferred by John Loeher, who a? ?use?', him of hav?
ing set flr? to the match faetory, No. _j7 We.t Fifty
lourUi -st., on Julv 1.1869. Fire Mar-bal M> -Spelou took
testimony In relation tu the charg?- yesterday.
Jobn I-oeher, the complainant, tv-ttldcd. In part : I kert?
a watch factory in West Fifty-fourtli-at.; a Ore iiccurn-il
there on July 4, 1869; I never knew how the lire brok??
out, although I suspected ih.it tile InilVllng waa aot on
Are because two or thru, of my neighbors told me two
days after the lire that they saw some one on the roof a.
the factory previous to ita being di-i? overed ; they said
they heard the report of a pintol and .?aw smoke c-uuiiug
out of the wludow; I have in-v.-r been able to
find nut who waa on the roof ami Are?!
the pistol ; Adolph Kibel lived at No. 4?9 Went Fifty
fourth-?t.; I had no acquaintance ? lth him at tbe tuu. ;
aru.nt inrc? weeks ago, on a Hnnduy afternoon, Klbef
came Int.? my pLace ; no one was then? lieslile oiiriclic?,
exrept Mr. i?ua?ier, of No. Alb Wem Flfty-lourtli-.t. ; I
did not know Die mau'i name at the time; he said to me,
In the presence of Guasaci, tbat he ho'H-d 1 would for
giva h>m the old enmity ; I n-piledthut 1 had no enmity ;
he then said he knew 1 thought be *?? the eause of ihe
tire in July, iv. ; be said that he old it. and that he
went up on the roof and flred a pi?tol tuio thv matches
thruugii the skylight, and that he did not think It
would burn so quiokl) ; I Uiought I vvuuld nol inform tbe
pol in? ol whal lie baa told me until I was more certain
of his guilt ? Kitx-l came into my place again on Monday
night, and la the course uf a conservation with me, con?
fessed thtl De Mt my pine.; on Are, aud atkrd me to for?
give him ; I told htm to leave ray houxc ; there were
pr?tent at the time, Georgs Mangewer, John Gruea, Ja?
cob Limermeyer, William Nigel, and liny wife, aud they
all beard him make tbe confession ; tins tine- he did not
say anything about firing thcpistwl, but admitted setting
the factory ou Are.
Fire Marshal Mcdpenou will hear- uioie testimony iu
regard to the case to-day.
TTIE IRISII-ANDERION POISONING CASE.
In the cane of Dr. L. B. ?nsli, fea?tBB- of
poisoning the late Assistant Assessor, E. O. Anderson of
Brooklyn, the Jury, which weut out at _4i p. us. ou Tues?
day, ?turne?, at I p. m. l-e.terd.iv aud aaked to ho dis
charged, on the ground that there waa no proipeot of
their agreeing. Judg?, Fratt refused their request, and
ti.ey were sent on I again to come if po-Mbl? to an agree?
ment. At a late hour list night they bad uot letuiuc!.
LYNCH LAW IN ?VALIFOKNIA.
8a* Fbancisi.o, Dec. 2.5.?At Viaalia, yi-i
terday, a noted desperado, Jam?. M?-Cr??ry, sboi and
killed Challes Alen. Be waa arreated hy offleer?, and
toiiiid armed to the teeth. An excited crowd aeseiabled
and triad to take the prisoner from the ..Oleen?, Out the
i,i i ta?r luooeidml lu lnugiug the man in mil. A V.k??me
( ouniutee was urgnuiatcil at oiee, tv?- .-?heriff ami his
deputies were ovi-rpowi rrd, anil Mil'n.ry ?a. i.t.'u n
from the uil and hanged uuuer a hrulge near the pi Uou.
? Ja??nb Martin, ?rhiie araaat-f th?< riaaa o'? iIk
Kl lUmal-S e..?,., ???U??, ?,r*|? ihr..??:, au-l.aa l,,-??.J.
?Jam?--? Milhnore, hriither of If-ltia HI?more,
IB? .ntlftei tul lii_i,?l't_ lu ,i?frl ami. ?>' ti.? tema < Lai . ?UM, 'lu.,
ilavj, ia liatlul..
.. (lor. Booth of CallCntnia has dncllnod to iutei
f?rr i? llir tier at J.?MS f>??li,.0, B-NsaaM I? '!'? .r _., .,..,(
VV'ii. ?ra, avail ba will a? l>.?|.. I? asitrr"
-A perforinanee in the Cm\*aa*tnia I'lniter ;??
Bm > raaaMa-, r?a?a4si bus.*, tut in. ??uo. <r u?. HaeWe ml Hi ? a
? ?.I Allan M. Iiatai. wta ??,, iatnttr MIMH4.
....A deaoent nm uutdo, lust uiglit, on liv?s le-ulmg
aaM-ai'i ee.eatatbha.aa, em* eketx lot par?s<a wtv ?'i.??el, lui i
?l ?I ?????*, - ?? Irul pietaHet em* sain??,,sata.
MASES O?? A METROPOLITAN HOLIDAY.
THE COSMOPOLITAN OHABAOTER OP THE CITT
ILLC8TBATED?TnEORETICAT. REtlOION IN
THE CHUBCHE9 AND PBAOTICAl? CHRISTIAN?
1TT IN THE BENEVOLENT INSTITUTIONS.
It wag one of the traditions of old New
York that tbe good Saint Nhbolas, who waa ?omethlng
al an epicure, ascended tbe beUry of tho old Dutch
Church on Cnrlatmaa ?lay to gloat over the aroma that
rose from the Knickerbocker dining-rooms of the olden
time as the well-seasoned viands and dalDty product? of
tbe Dutch ovena were served at midday. The patron
Saint of tbe metropolla If he bad remembered his former
rooat yesterday, might bave detected novel odora that
were the natural reeult of culinary innovations, but tho
delicate fragrance of good cheer and hearty fellowahtp
that roae from thouaauds of bapp7 homea wouid havo
gladdened bis soul a. of old.
Christmas scene? m tbe metropolis are as varied as
the element? of Us aoclal life. Christmas festivities In
America are few and ?imple, for those are tho outgrowth
of tradition, and an austere rrotcatant ancestry that
had no sympathy with the observance? that markod the
festival m the old world, baa left lta descendant?, as a
heritage, no holiday or algniflcaut cuatoms that arc at
all dlritioelivo. But New-York has gradually drawn the
?tream? of emigration from the whole world Into lta
seething curreuts, and, owing to its composite chaiactcr
lta observance of Christina? la a curiout m?talo In which
tbe manners and traditions of all Christian nations aw
blended. The yule clog may not be laid La the fireplace
of the Americanized EngPsh household, nor the Christ?
mas meats be decked with rosemary and borne to tho
table on a silver platter, but the mugs are filled witb
English ale; the plum pudding nati_rally ?upplemeutt
the roast beef ; and tbo miatletoo la hung over the par?
lor door. On tho Eaat Side, too, as In Germany, tbe day
retained ita sigolU.aaco in every house aa the
ehlldreu'a festival Every Oerraan household, yester?
day, bad its yew hough or it? Christina? tree,
crowned with a dumpy angel of gold and
?liver raiment, illumin?t? <l witb wax taper?,
and fragrant e ith bon-bons ami ginger-bread. In some
elrclea, perhaps, whore the association, of North Ger?
many were fresh in memory, the holiday gift? had been
sent to the Kuo.ht Bupert, who, di-guleod iu flaxen wig
and white robe, il.sti United them to the children. Tin
ilnvoiit Itithman, mindful of the tradition that the
Chrlst-chlld wa? bajru before daylight, attcudod the mid?
night mass; the Frenchman whl-tled a noel before
breakfast; the Russian had a bottle of kirsch with hi?
sausages and sailed meat; and the Italian shook hia
heel? to the muaic ot tambourine and ,-nUar at the even?
ing's mataqueiade. American fauilliea, copying more
closely the MtftMM of the Germans and the English,
decked thoir house? with holly and evergreen?, and, at
the close ot tbe pleasant Christina? dinner, gathered
around the children'- tree. So passr d Christina.', tu tbe
oo.inopolit.iii city, the observance taking many color*
from tbe uation.l traditions that were remombcr.-d.
There waa a fringe of ?now on the trees and house
tope, and tbe air was frosty, crisp, and invigorating.
The ohurche? were thronged during the forenoon, aud
the ?Ignlflcanre of tho day was the them, of the pulpit
discourse?. Few comment?, perhaps, were needed, for
the Chriatma? acaaon appeal?, to the heart rather than
the head, and the beautiful thought of " good-will to
men " the 'lullest ?oui could apprehend. Eveu a thrifty
poultry -dealer, at Wnahlngtou Mai tut, had learned the
large charity of the season,-although he bad not occupied
a pew iu tho church ; for when be taught a lean, hungry
looking boy in the :ict ot stealing one of hi* turkeys, he
compounded tlie felony with these words: "You're
thinking of your mother, lsd, or you would n't be ateal
lug on Christina?; you're welcome to it: aud take a bit
of celery with it, for she may relish th it, too."
In ?tiong contrast in tbe woof of city Ufe were tin
seenes in teiiemeuta and brown ?t.,ne front?, seeue? on
the ue aud la ball rooms, scenes in noisy bar-rooms and
in peaceful homes ; but porbups me plei-jautest y .no?
of tlie day were in the lodging-houses and M-M-M
school?, the iwyluni?, and homes for the aged and fileud
ieis.wher.ii chut.it y opened her hand and too!, to her
heart, for a day at lo.iat. the lutle ? UlNlreu who had
scarcely a atrx-Hing to bang op "t the chimney, and ?be
Joyleas who had noue lo care for tlniii. Thar? were
hundreds of au?h entertamiu-nte, yesterday, whla-h will
be reiubcrcd gratefully for week? to come by those who
felt the warm preseure of a Christian, helping hand.
Every year the bauevolent liwutiitioua and MUtttM
bcoome more generous alutouers to the poor, klud.iug
thus un col.l hi'.iitliatones aud obeeriug tin- hearts of the
liom.'le-a. It is the iiitl-euco of scene? like Ihuae that
inspire? lue thought that New-York la the worst city
only because it la the largest, and that it? merit, tee a?
marked as Its blemishes.
Emu tko criminal class?, felt the MM-ltf et the ity,
tor there was le-ia of druukcnnc-saiid i .oiuig lii.tu umal,
and thieve?' plot? against holiest aalgbfeOM were posi
poned from a aupeialllioua dread, inayhap, that, Christ?
inas crime would prove unlucky. Long before the early
shadow? hid lengthened into night huuoat men had felt
wiihiu tlieni, it ia to he hopeaba development of their
liner NMMt and had learned the loesou of the day, that
underneath their bMNUM iviih their fellow men
ahoulal ft..? the ou?rent of a broad und generous man?
Trinity Church was handsomely decorated
with e.'igia en?, which vrere fe.tooned around the pil?
lar? aud oth.r parta of the bulldlug. The wall of thai
ultur waa taatcfully ornamented with fi.atoon? of laurel
and evergreen, with floral crosse? on either fide, and
heavy masses of lanrel and evergreen at other points
?bout the a!i_r and chancel. Tim baptismal tout waa
filled with flowers, and the lectern was entwined with
flower? and evergreens. From the organ gallery hung
wreath? and ui.i.?sa>? of evergreens and laurel. Tht,
morning service of prayer and praise was held at 0 a. m.,
und was well attended. At 10| a. m. James Ayllfle rang
the chimes, which formeat one of lb? choicest treat? of
the day. Tlie ?ervice of tbe Holy Communion was held
at 11 a. tu., the Rev. Dr. Ogllhv and the Rev. Mr. Hough
tonoftieiating. The aolecttona rendered by lb? choir at
this service were especially fine.
ST. JOHN'S alTIRCn.
st. John'? Chapel (P. F.I, in Vurick*.?t., was very hand?
somely d-ei-rated. Artbe altar Mtl Ifttfl MUM et tlowera,
atipporiiwl by MMHl bououet?. AJa.ng tlio gnllerie. and
th?' aides o? tin- church were festotxis of iaurel ?tnal over?
gie.u. That tm. Dr. Cook and tbe Rev. Mr. Wlswall
performed the full church service, wbiab l?egau at 10$ a.
m. The anthem, hy Hant.al, "Thai o were Shepherds."
etc., was performed by tho full choir. To-morrow the
auuday-sehool children will receive the usual ChiUt-iM
ST. PAIL'S Cni'Ita-TI.
St. P.iul ?hnreb <T. E.) waa very tastefully decorated
with laurel, i'.ve? green, aud holly, heavy HMMM of which
are artlittr.tlly grouped around tho aliar. Toere were
also a numlaer of tuagiaflcent bouquets. T?e luit. Dr.
Hal ?ht conducted the service?, ?smate?! by ?eveial other
? largvmeu. The principal anthem reaalered tit the full
oholr was, " I bring you glad tiding?." Th? Sunday
school children ?ang the Chriatma Carol. Tbc ( l_ii?t
ui-, gifts will he distributed to-day.
?1. a,?OK..IV .III.BCB.
m. <; Mgi '? Cbuich (P. F.), lu Stu.a ?u??nt-square, wat
liaudMomcly decorated with laurel, evergreen, badly, aud
flower?. The anthem " Thou that teilest gooal u.l.iiga to
Ziuu," from Haudel'e M?sala-, was tendered by a full
chonta under the direction of W. F. Williams. organist.
Carolaaud hymn? were sung during tbe principal ?ci?
vile, at llr-JO a. m.
?T TII'?lt?'s , lit RCTT.
S.ilut Thomas'.*. I 'hurt-h (>'. E.). at FiflU-ave. and Ftfty
tldid st., was ver7 taalcfu.ly decorated with overgtecna
and flower?, anal ? profuaton of Ulauunateal text* fitted
for the day. The muaic, uuder the direction of i.eorge
William Warren, wit? well and efficiently r.n,i<-red hy
the regular choir of ?0 voia'e?, the solo parts laelng taken
hy Mr... Gill tgei-, Mi?n Fiiieh. Mr. Nllaen, and Mr. _?o
lawtkl. Th?re wore ni.iiimg prayer and Chrlatuiaa
liymna and enrols at RM a. in ; und full morning -ervlet?,
Holy ( ' itniiiiiiiliin ?ml nninic at 11 a.m. Tin Rev.
William F. ?lorgau. D. I).. Ran tor, preaa lied the senuoi.
ST. AMU?.'? rin a. li.
Al Ml. Abnrr? Church (I* t.), M Forty-_fth-?t ?n.i
MadltwB ?ta , .lie usual rl'tlnllsll.' S'-iviaia Were .
.ta lu niant of ihe el.un I.o? the devotions beg.m a<a
I'hi.ai....... K.i. tin- In-t iv.'.iH.iii. w.a gi-en ou lUat '
night, ,i...l ie -ti-rdi.? al M h. iu. the w?i\i,-e? wer,, te
ft a-.i tee tat?, c. v? m.'i nil air... 4alltayad a nr-nu,
and the ehnir. a'onalating ol i-r.-,at> -ttv?. men ami )?.?>?,
uualer Mr. A 111**, us, aanw ^ , i*hrl.tn. s anthem ver?' n n?h
The . huiei ?asiastefuliy ici orated, evergi-eeui NMM-I
ing tbe walls, galleries, and altar, while targe qaantlU?
of flowera perfumed the entire building.
CHURCH OF TUB lltCAlHATTO.*?".
The music at tbe Church of the Inoaruation (P. El, a
Madison are. and Thirty flfth-st.. waa the notable fet
tare of the services. Theodore Babcock, organist, cot
ducted the music, the programme of which opened wit!
a ebon? from Itoasinl. Von Weber'a ?' Otoria in Free
tie" waa rendered with peculiarly tveautlfn! ?ffre
Bamnbaek's "To Dorsm" waa aim sang flnely, while fh
offertory, "Glory to God," by o agi tel ml, was tbe orowr
ing effort, and a lit song for tho elote of tbe excelles
At Chrigt Cbnreh (P. E.) there waa an early morntni
service at 7. followed bv the sacrament of the Lord'
Bopper at 8|. at both of which the Rev. Dr. Thompooi
officiated, Msisted by the Rev. Mr. Willing. The regula
eervlc. took place at 11 o'clock, when the rector wa
farther mbistcd by the Rev. Mr. Mattison. The Bermoi
waa highly appropri?t? for the day. The early service,
were largely attended. At the later boor th? attend
anee waa so large that many were unable to obtain seats
Tho decorationa consisted of festoons of eve-green
stretching from pillar to pillar, and In front of the bap
tlstry and vestry room. Over the chancel wu t largt
star, formed by gas |eta. In front of the gallery waa th?
motto, "Glory be to God," formed In tbe aame manner
The muaic waa uuder the direction of Dr. II. 8. Cutlei
and Mr. James Pearce. and the flnging waa by the choli
of 80 voice?. It Included the nallelujah Chorus, from
the Oratorio of the Messlab, and the "Gloria in Excel
?li." from Mcz.trt's Twelfth Mas?.
The morning service at Qracc Church (P. F. ) ??a? ?er?
largely attended, many persona leaving because the
wats were Ailed. The Rev. Dr. Potter, assisted by th*
Rev. Mr. Holden, officiated, and delivered t very ahl<
aerinoD. The church waa decorated entirely with ever
greens and holly wound around the pillars and stretched
from them to the chancel. Tlie reading de?k. baptismal
font, and sides and end of the church were festooned
with the same material, nolly berries were interspersed
with the green leavea, forming a very pleasing contrast.
The muslo was of a high order, and Included " Otoria in
F.xetltit" In D and Te Deum in E Aat. The servir?-! ol
Grace Chapel, which was burned on Tuesday morning,
were held at U a. m., at Nik son Hal!, ln|Ea?t Fifteenth
4t., and the Sunday-school festival will lie hciu in Hi.
Mark's Church, at 3:30 p. in. on Friday.
st. mark's cntacii.
At fit. Mark's Church (P. E.) service, were held at
11:11, a. m., under direction of the Bet. J H. Rylance. D.
D, Hector. The church was nicely trimmed-vith ever
greeus, and the service wa? fully attended. The muaio
waa very c xcel.eut, and the choir was conducted by Jo?
seph N. Guild. Kolschmau's " Te Deunx" In. F, and tbe
anthem " Blesrsed Is He That Cometh," by Gounod,
were flucly rendered. " Glorifie" from Haydn and
Weber were the gems of tbe musical c?r?monie.?, and tho
new " Jubilate' in C, from Moseuthal, waa also excel?
IT. PATRICK'! CATHEiORAl
At St. Patrick's Cathedral (R. Oh, ?l Prince and M??tt
Hts., a dense crowd assembled as early as 4 a. in., th? ugh
the flr?t service ?loi not begin lili 5, when tbe solemn High
Mas* was celebrated by the Xery Rev. Vlcar-Gcneral
aturra, assisted by the Rev. P. Powera, sub-Jeacon,
the Kov. J. McNamee, and J. F. Kearney. the ma?ter of
ceremonies. High Mass was celebrated at 7, and at lu -0
Pontifical High Ma-s was celebrated by the Moat Rev.
Archbiahop McCloskey, assisted by the Very Rev. Dr.
Starrs, the Rev. P. Powers, deacon, the Rev. J. Wei-t
man, sub-deacon, the Rev. John McNamee, th Bar.
John Kane, the Rev. Johu Farrelly, and the Re . J.-_n
F. Kearney. The sermon was preached by the lue.
Father Rouan of the Jesuit College, from the text:
" Glory to God in the highest, and on earth p? ace, good
will toward mon." The choir was increased !>> voiun
teiTB to is, aud the music, under the direction of Mr.
Juatan Schmitz, was excellent. The Papal B?n?diction
waa also read. At 4 ]?. m. sol-.-mn Pontifical vesper?
were held by tbe Archbishop, assisted by the Ihr v. Dr.
Starrs, the Rev. J. McNamee, and the Rev. J. Kan?-. The
decorations were very fine. A g??ldeu sunhurst, ie feel iu
hight, wts placed above t_o altar, with light-at short
intervals around the circle, and on either side w? ... u-.n
star* formed of tapers. The altar waa covered w.th
taper? arranged iu the form ot pyramids, and v/u-- deco?
rated with flowera.
CHCJtCIl OF ST. HART TUE Vir.?;i?l
The sorvnxs ai the Free Church of St. Mary the V.rgin
(Ii. ?'.' began on Christmas Evo, when the Aral vesper*
were held. The music ou this oi-caamn was very line.
At miilu.gtit th.re wan a celebration of the Holy Com?
munion. The Eucharist wa-s celebrated at 7. 8, and il
a. in., with morainu prayer at 10 o'clock. The im? nur
of the church was gorgeously decorated. Lilies and t
variety of other fragrant flowers were featooued oa
every side, and were especially rich about the altar.
Fresh evergreens were Interspersed wllh the dower?
with very tine effect. A huudred lighted camlic?
burned brightly-, and the red sanctuary light cast its
glow about the church. Notwithstanding the very cold
weather tbe seats were crowded. High Mass w_? ),- hi
at 13 m., Von Weber's in G being ?elected. Tho
choir was under the direction of Mr. Prcnike, tire or?
ganist, and the singers rendered Kri-pin's " Ave Maria "
aud Kos-t's "Tantum Ergo" during tbe evening in ex
c?llent taste. The second vesper service too'? place at
4:30 p. m., and it was a repetition of the cclehrition of
the previous evening. The devotions of the day con?
cluded with evening prayer.
CllLRlH OF ST. FltAIVIR XAVIER
At the Church of St. Frauds Xavier (lt. vi, in West
r-ixt>-?uth-.?t., masa was celibrated every ha'.f iioui from
4:rjo to lo-.no n. m. A sermon was delivered by l_M I;-.v.
Father Daly, and at 10:30 a. m. solemn high mott waa
?elebrated, the Rev. Father nudon being the .??.-biaut.
Heydun's third mass was gives, with organ ami or? h? ?ira
accompaniment, by a choir consisting of Miss Ttieree?
Werueke. soprano ; Miss Mary Werneke, alto ; Peflor
Tamaro, tenor ; Slgnor Bacelll, baas?Dr. Bi ige conduct?
ing, .?it each mass the church was crowded by a ?1!T. tent
congregation, and the total number for all tin B-TtlBM
muat have reached nrany thousands. In the evening
Gcucralli's v?-?i?ers were sung for the flr-t time in
America The decorations of the church were most
CBIiaOa O* ST. JOIT!? THE FArTT?T
At tbe Church of St. John the Baptist [E C)nn
Tblrtlcth-st., near Seventh-ave., a solemn bl.,h n__a waa
oelebrated at t a. m., the celebrant being the Rev.
Father Bonaventura. This churrh, which was ?'.?-dtcated
in July last. Is not as yet altogether complete. Its
Interior was tastefully decorated. At the tight it the
altar waa a woo?len model representing the manger and
surroundings at Bethlehem. The model wan ?betel ?
fwt in bight. f| in breadth, and 4 In ?leptb. Ita <'h.??t
child lay In the manger, which formed apart of a rrott.?.
Behind the grotto was a mountain, down which ran
a brook. Angels and shepherds were represent?-.! ?uiud
iug about, aud cattle were grazing on the motmt.ii.i.
?t. iTErnEN's oMBfa,
At St. Stephen's Church (R C), in Em T'.vrn' y eirbth
*%, the services were unusually impressive. Tie churctt
presented a beautiful appearance, being profu?'-lv deeor
ated witheverrreenaud hollv, which fringed the iMci'ire*.
twined about the pillars, and hung in graceful t.s.ooiis
from the gallery. Atiout the altar burned score? of wax
taper?, and in front a lamp fed with l?cense hutig, ami
in burning slu>d a gratuful perfuma tbr.?,i<a the build?
ing. Mosart's Twelfth Mau was BM-BBM w.h raro
power. The c? le brant wa? the Kev. Father IV , na. whu
was aa_?led by the Rev. Falliera Maci-ci.y iuid Lynch
a?, deacon aud sub-deacon. The music waa given win?
orguo aud full oroheatra acoouip.4Ui_.eDt, by a solo choir
aud a ch.rus of M uicniliers of St- Stephen's Musical
Aasoelatlon, under U. B. Danfortb. conduit ?r. Too
church was crowded, and tho knceli__raervUa w*a par?
ticularly flue. The Rev. Dr. McGlvun preached the
sermon, pcevioue to which "Vool Creator" wa? mug,
aad the oflurtory ' Adesle fldelea."
BT. UAH.'? I IHK? H.
At St. Marva Church (R. OJ iu Grand ?:.. ?f aSBBa tho
K.v. lei ward J. O?ellley is p_stor, l__) ^??rawer?
uuiueious aud impressive. The crowning ft ai. ue ol Cio
any waa Hie High Ma-, ahiah waa ceiobiate-at 10: >3
a. ui., ut which the pa.t??r, vi.t!, several mer
C...I.-.I. The altar waa h-mUouialy docjt ate I Wild Jiarw
rir, aud evergi?i_tis, aud was l.l?uuiated wUh many
tip? ri. m*tt usuaic waiof a high order, fin. , i .. ; ? , |
l?y lhe?:iou, andappneu ?:dh> iha large COaCMajMtaa.
iiit it? h oi- ar. Miunt.As
It tbe Herman inttrcU uf at. Nuhol.u (K ivi. la
.-.,-ni.t st.. of Whteh tb? Rev. ffaihei F. KWu_h aaafcir
Iha tfeeoratloaa in flow, r? und evergreoua w?ro ?rar/
heemtttmbX and Use a'lar fairly shone with tie n*t?
Wtm vaesel? atsd ouiait?. iiU u..t.i ?, iue, K-mau If-haile
nt?iL The tapora gave than? n PMHamWttA *BBe*ml A
??*? ?-ahn. fmasp. ~