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rURTHBl J)LSCT'.-olON ?? ALBANY. IRCtMrNrs M\I>K AGAINST ??? I'llulMSlii ???? OOKtOLlDATlOX Bii.L- III?: TKXT or DR. OstKXvXf? ?????? S?*. Tiie letral aspects of Senator Schroeder's bill to prevent telegraph companies from ?iiiisoli dating were preaeutcd in the ?urfMooBtl iniiile at Al'iany yesterday against that measure. Tiie miruiiient made by Dr- Norvin Gieen 011 Tuesday is Kivfcu iu full herewith. RKS15ST1NG legIslavivk RESTRAINTS. V^ttTIIIR OR< CTIOXS TO SKNAIOR StllliOl OF.k'S BIII.-AS INTEIttSTINfi .SIATKMtNT Bt Oil. ?BKSX. Albvny, Feb. 0?Further nrcuments on Senati r Sehroeder's bill fMbtddloi the consolidation of competing telegraph companies were made toil ay b?-f.?rellie Senate Commi!tee on M eccllaneoiis Cor? poration?. Channce.v M. Depew. es?Judge Jolm K. Porter ami Everett P. Wi>?ler stated with treat force the many objections to the p.-istage ol such ? bilL It wotilil, tbey argued, be an interference with th?; freedom of commerce, and would there? fore hinder tbe growth of the Biate in wealth. Senator Sehroetltr and ivstemblyroaa Wan eu. in be? half ol the bill, argued that if it becam-? a law com? petition between telegraph companies would bt a? Btiieil. and persons who ??nt ?oettaget would therefore not be compelled to piy nu?h hig-h rates. Tho text of Doctor Norvin Oreeu's argumeut be? fore th? committee yesterday is as follows : MR (UMltMAS AND (illNTI.l MKN ??F IM (?iMMITTf.F. : yilsl. I li ?? nt lilt tide committee for tin eeoftetj extend ?ed us liy allowing ?'-?? lull dl-iusslou uitd heiirmc on this itii-^tlon, I propose, with the Indulgence ?>f this commit,' <?. to mate s lew remark? on the practical buti? lici?? Mveettol tu? mutters .??might to be reeebed tad effected by the bill uow umler consideration, leaving the legal iirgiiuieiits to the t-minsei who repreeent the tev? rul interest? Involved. We are here to try to per? suade tin commute?? that tins legislation ouebfnut to be liad, but imt because of any effect It will bave on the particular transaction at whicn it U probablr am.?,I. Webn.iev andare solegi.lly u?lvised, ilia' a: no time would itsooiissage bave affected In the least tbe com? pleteness ol the contract ,11m ie and ia:iil-i by the requisite Hi.'Joritv oi director.? und ??nckhuldors of the compauie?, according to the law a.? li stand? ; secondly ? ? iv we are hero to try to persuade tbe committee that what 1? propo-ed is bau legislation; and thirdly, because of tOeaalmwi which seems to have prompted it, being legislation an tagoulMic to tbe great lotet? st wnlcb we represent aud, ?We think, without suffkiout esose. ? ?ow, Mr. Chairman, it y??u le:? ve the stock speculation out of consideration in tau matter, thu el? absuiutely nothing left to complain of. He? ause there 1? one man who is said to have mad? a great deal uf money in sttK'k operation.? conn cieii wi 1111 In? 1 run suc? tion, und a number of men who have lost money. 0 furori? of indignation 1- bulled up an l suremi all . v, r the country, and all sorts of aiiuutonietie ???,.??.?????? ?? S romp,eil. no doubt by the beiiet that Hit re 1? general ?-.maud for it. THF: STOCK -PROtY.ATION'. Kow, thu sum and sulniance of that *tor!r ?peculation tssimplv ibis: An opi>oslt!on t-elegrapn line to the com? pany I repre?ent was projected, and, with a great deal Of talk and flourish osto ?but they prop.??? d to do, the stock of our company was thereby run down to a great deal le- than its' Intrinsic value, a? all hum? of threat* w?-re made und a war ol rutes and that tort of thug was being ci? ?tantly made, wnich mat? rliilly uffeeted ibt stock. We cut down our expanses und trillimeli up our sails tor a long flgh' ; the larger slink Bidders uf our company unlu.uied what t.?y could afluid on speculation, aud Kept only what tbey could to keep dorna the tight. W?? expected toother year's warfare, when, to our Mirprise, it was ascertained that the other pai tv bad sceiiiuu a cl a large port of our stock und ilici; announced to us that they were ready for un ?? Mum im nt. We were token by surpris*. If we bail (Oii?idered o in h s?cenla? Uve sens-, we had only to M>-we were not toady, and thereby compiled a rteediat of? the m.?rket value of thesUx'k. *A e were prepared for another year's flsbf, tout there were 2.000 stockholders In the country who were not speculators mid who?? protierty w-iuul In. ve been rundo mi iu iu market ? tin??, and tu? ? would bove been induced or compelled loseil It at asacrillie. Wo Could no' nfford to forego an opportunity so multiset edl> off??:?. .1, and we aoc'ploU toe uugoliuimn. Tout was the whole uf Ii. It ?o bapimui'd that a number of sneeu'ators were fol lowii g eluse on the trail ot tiie gi at leader, helping him to sell tin--toik dowu by selling ?hares tbey aid not own. BV rjtlnug was gol ig iuveij_s>itl ihey w,"rc ?june persuaded the stock was g 1 d tor ten or t ? eut) j.oint? more decline, when th?? wily leader doubled on hi? track? ami thi? whole pack ran liv, so ? t.-nt apon the ol?ase tin?! they did not see him as he passed back, pick log up the cliLken? they were drooping, and before t.iey had found tee trail in the direct loa they felt eure be w?s runnii g h?? wa.? cosily eoteooeed In id? den enjoying id? Ciiickiu -?, 1?-r ssuctid mi Ii a hundred tl.ou-aud el.ares. Then ul t>iur*e there ?aj? a great howl, and they put forward Mr. ilulch to procure lujuueiioii-, and tb!> Court tool them that ev? ryiiiing done was s-.f ictly legit. The.? caini? before tbe At .'?p?.? General and be told them tie had no author.ty to act 111 tue mutter, ?uat what huil been doue was airtetlv in accordance with the law. It Waeall done and completed. Now these eomplaimilit? remind in?? a good deal Of a friend ??? -euulor Bright, of Indiana. Luilag tbe M..r Uiou at.! : iu ios were SOBl out to ?Uni. ci and iism~t the Oov? ino??. ?? eooroe i-o-itrnrie for Mii.plu?? ?vi re to be fun i-lnd. A l?rm- Il .111 coutiact wan .0 be SWorOOti. the ari? 1 le wot itoin I nil ifn? wont to see bis Senator about bellina the eobiroct, Hewos 1 little late, ami some ? utr ai Dili ant? ? bo were a ?? ud,?, ;h r?? ? ? ?? bim aud told h.m : ?' Doo'l y??u pul In a bid >e:. We ar?- no Ins to I ave a meeting aud arrange this thins sots to gel a good p:ice for the II nr." l.ieyput Uia? off aud out I off tro-ir m.'.-iuig un ii one morulug tuo paper? ODuotii). cd toot the oontraet b.el been lot. lie? | Benatoi am t bis frie.nu and soul, " I tee that c uiti u-t lia?? been let. i> faut ail right I" "It is if t am in, but it i Blu not 1.1. .?'? ai-wlud'i ." A'.il now that 1? it'ouiil tbt way th?? 1? '?Ide who arc ? ?re uu<lurlhiast?*'k elieoulatiuu have f. 1 olroot t. to to?? iii|iinoUon rose I believe It wn? in proof that otter th- -u b r of injniic.iun ?j? obtsin-id Ute geutle mau who o'j.amed it cani, d 11 in his pocket au d_y try lug lo gei a bio to t^ee what they "would give li m If be would let lue matter drop, but toiltofti that bu served It about ? o'clock lu lbs Often???? n. Take that -el?? ino out oi the tote, what 1? left t l? there anybo?iy complaining ab .ut tue te'egrapu Service l II is remurkuMe that ail that has be? MM, and ad I Bal has been written. Iu all that lot* tppeated in tbe ptossoottOs ?ui'.i'C', not a singo? newspaper or a single Votre bas been raised tiuit we are iiutfeiiieriug a good su? ici at fair und iraient hit ?atoe. TKLIGKAPMIC ????a??. 1 stat? here, a* an old and practical tcl"grapher, that there is not such a telegram? servloo in the world h? we orereuderhigiu the Untied State? to-dav; and there 1? not any .?here In the world so ehean a servire, except IB tbe Djiiiintoti ot Canada. We ?end a me-?age 3,000 miles lor .?l 50, and there Is not another tervlct in tlie world where message? ate ?ent that distance at those rates. T-.c uniform shi ling rale of On many and Frunce cover only small area??, a-? WBeo yon ,?.???? ? -nut u tneseage 3.0O0 mil?? ander their service Computing Oil Charge?, you flud th?? rule to be about ?4. We send u message fiom Portland to can Francisco for 91 M?, o?d in less than half the time a messo te can lu? sent tiiui dist.iiice auywUiree'.?? lu the won l G?,? wie.? legi?lu? ? u niel law? of this Hlate have enabled the com? pany to ? -nil? oliiiaie compauie? reaebine an over tbe country, s - that biumees eau be hand led wltnout repeti? tion m h lay. There 1? no rdayiug, uo recounting aud entering, or traneterrlng fmui one compimy to another, but it is all upon the eoniltiuou? line which has beet studied to bring it In harmony, so that there snail De no frioUoo ond no del?? ? and I assert that the telegraph servie? m tbe United Siate* bos been brought to it? present UM-iui-.eM? and partee1 ion. and the present low rate? ?,.? been mode imi.? ?ibie by means of consolidation. Win ? I went lato ti<e tiuiiiics? in 1854 ? message ?cui from How?York to KVw-Oi lions ha?i to ?ro over the Une* of four differ? nt componi s, ond no one ext?ecied an answer ine some dsy. They called our line the "Owl Liu??," because w? bod to ??>rk oil night to g?-t the busloea* down mer? and Work all day to get what accumulated lb? re up. If they (Ol their uie?-age tbe next Uay after it was sent tbey bougnt they were doing remarkably well, Row, if a cotton linn send a message to New-Orleaii? trem ib w York and do not get un answer withiu an boi.r tiny raise u mw about it. Our company has ?jient over (?',???.??? within eighteen months to meet ihe luereosed exactions made bv tbe public upon th?? company to NO der o bett? r service. A ttrvtM thai would SBtbrfVOOr customer- two years ago tbey Would note a row about now^ I 1.ave Kiiowu BMSOOftt to be sent over our wile? from Mm I'rotiuce Exi'haiige Iu >*ew York to tlioagi? und the an?wer would come before the sender had left the Eler, null if they do not gel an answer within half an at Hie most, they raise a row, and it is becauxeot the H?e(i facilities obtained through the mean* of illesi? ?onto!.dation? thai a survie? ot tais perfect character Ott been ,?tlui.ud. CONSOLIDATION IN TIIK PA-IT. There are two pointa of general eoiunluint entends, 1 ?,?y gay. ?! tue uiitueoiiUiu und iu.li?.-n?n<>ii r.U.U by atock t-p cuiatl >n. Oue kl what Is olta-ed to bo termed the Inflated capital and It? other au apprehended in? crease ot ratea Now, on the subject of capltallz ition, the com pan iee came together in Iseo, at which lime some flfieen or sixteen companies weio consoli? dstod into ODft. The capital was #41,073,410. With that capitalisation I pn-snme we can have nothing todo at tl'in date, whelliiT to., iniieli or too Utile, Its dTscm-sion is barred by limitation, and I presume this commune doo? not care to go into it. It was made up from tin.? to time. It waa considered at ? he time a large Caolielie itl*?n, but when we looii back and sea the im? mense vulue of the pat>nt?-:or even the ?fone patents fiad noi ut that tiioeex]?!red-it waa not a largo oapltal lation But ic BSJMg??* ? on, -.?me of the compatite? bav? in? suiik ull the money taey put iu, many mat never Mid mining t-xp>-uses. In sbi.n. this capital Kpreseut. d monev that hH"d ta-eu sunk, but which never Shelet* muet be represeme<i ; aud wheu we aee th?. im &o< ria?? growtlrot tu? ?iumii???* In tlie future, uud the irsluable patents then held, a? ?t pr?tent, I think any one wi.o will examine the mnj ci mil realise it was inn alarse capitalisation. Butto the line ot pioperly what end it represent I Tbirty-eev? ? tin?u?und tares hundred nd elKlily mile? of line, au I 75.000 mil.??, ot Wire, und 250 ?flioes. We hud on lie 1st ol July last 80.?4? ?ties of line and si.u :>.;? m es uf wire. .?.? Som offliea Wo bave t<vUay more iban 300,000 Eollesof wire In the united companies, end im re than 0.0,000 ctUeee, Therelore If t. al *>41,<iOti Obli wan in aaywiae i? reaaoueble capital, ihen, wi.u lourfold tlie aasouut of Hue aud more than four-fold the amount of Meines?, th? double of ine capital Is not a large capital? isation, but we are not going on suppositions. THE CAPITALIZATION MATTK?. When tfaesftoompau-as were offered to us sold to us, as ry hj?fV right to oiler them, and we bad right to twy them, ot oourse U was a mat ter of bargain as to what we eouM get them for The American Unien lisd a cavitai of f 10,000.000 an 1 $.\000.000 nf homi*. Tliev would not eel? Unii prtrpertyf'M'Ss.-si?d tlieque-t?on was wiietlii-r we could af? rd to refuse tn give it and ?nluw our itock > holders m go witliout dividend? until tiny were eou.-ezcd into ??? n g up their Mock. It would haveb. en ta ta? Interest of the speculating portions ol Interested partie? lo have declined the oiler, bin ron-'.d? ring that other and larger class or stoekhoiders who held their ??oik as an Investment and not a? a speculation, we did net deem it wise to decline. Since the <? ??-?>???!:? ti.m of IsOO we had acquired a surplus, whli-ii mc had paid ti, of $1b\'l?!M>00. of Wltliln a few dollar? ot ?17,000,000. W- did not capitalize the Whole of that. nut lo piv tr.e mie? we agreed io p:iy we in-nased nur capila"?f'l.'i.tioo.ooo am', ?omething orer, repr.senttng that mudi ol rurp ns, ami cave It to OS? ?tocMbolders before we what tato the new partner? ship, w.ie there an> thing asreasecable ?boot tua' 1 Now Hie artifice of assoeistlos to wli iti our attention his been called in tins bill, sud wii.cti I confi s? ? bad ne rei looked nt ?? uarrowly before, ami w;och w n? til?.1 arilo an 1 ma le ? p-ir' of tu ? errili!? liit.?..' incorporation of the Mississippi Telegraph Com? pany, aftrrward changed to the western Union Tele? graph Company, in those article? nniiiniicd right to hicresse in.? capital ?lock i? given, and for new com? pantos and I neraasen linea ani ibeyshall be provhled for by usuine sn Ulerease of capital iri.ck and in no other way. I bat was Ihe ? lpulu noii in ordir m protect Ihe stockholder* It was provided that n-w property sbonld be acquired by th-w capitalisation, ? think the comm?tes will hut ?? with m?? mat inai effectually disposes ..f hhv reasonable cause t.Tomcry ngiiusi the capii lH*al 0 I, TIIK QOBSnOM OK TKLKQR G?? RATES, l?ut. ?? is sun), it is u great monopoly, whioh ?in op? piceli tho people nini Increase the rates, Whysbould tn.it b ? sol In the tit -?t ? lice, if the patrons ol the tr'.e gi-i.p.i baslnees have three compai lea ???? three organi? ?aliona to maintain? each win have to live ami bare io mske something on Its capital. Then will not ? nple necessariiy have t?? pay lusher rates to m ilntalu three separate organ?? ? ; ions than ibey wnl to maintain on??, whiu in most ease* the work can bo done by one office as well as by three I I assert, I hen-fore, thee in? nany can afford ?u and will lu Urn? make ' ie ruten lower with one organisation than Ibey could .itr.nl to be made with three orgsnlsatlons In exlstenne. bach company will bass to make enough to puy exr-ensel, which arc viv large, or else tiiero Is nolliing lo diride. Now I Lave this to say, thai no single com? petitor of I e Western tl lonlufom eenyears?and there have been four or Ave?uot a ?ingle noe has ever paid running expenses for ? s igl? moi.th. 1 do ? t ape ib positively as t ? Ule A?U II'.? ? LOIOII, G?G I l?ale liad lio opportunity to ? ? name l?clr hooks; bill going bock some, ?Yen t? the old U died States Com puny, whlc? we to? k up iu t?OC, tiiero lias not been a single competitor li.at for ? lugio month during ita etlsteiios earned Its ?Xiens? s. Now, what is to become of culiipe tinou of that son I If you preclude their being sold to tbe only companies that can u-e mem, tin? must lu tune do great il image to everyone Interested in ib.mu. I assert, therefore, ili it tue rat' ? <? in an ?. will be moie reduci il In the long run ander onr organization taun Ibey Will Ululi r a iiiimb r ot I Bett. I have before ine a taiiie BhuWlni now the rate? 'ave ron tor leo years. This table rum from 1863 to 1878. The average rats on each telegraph message charted und onUecled 111 l--lit? was ST <> I'm- In lM?tl the avi rage rat?? was 80??? Mats, In 1871 tlie average rate ?u? ??*?? wntsj iu lh"2. eeS|ftcenti ; In 1873.028jo cents; in 1874, ? 8-*ip cents; In 1875, M cent? : .n lb7v.SO*io cent-?: in l-.7i. 43S]p cent? 1 iu le78, o>!,u, <? nt?. In ? ..-annual re pori of 1*78 Ha? table ?- in.? gii ? ??. but I know whai n Is. It hi 88*iocents for 1878. Thorite wa? in 1879, after tak? ln* up me Atlantic u d I'ac.'le, reduced lour mills to :i8"'i,i cents, and in bid ?? 88iio.tbe reduction being pi? ci?ely Him ?auto uln ? we u . I r. k n Qp Ine Allunilo and Pacido that It was stier tbe American G .mn was itra.'ie I. and up io Inly tost. So yon ? ? there bas ".eu a steuiv reduction until the av?ra*?? rate Is Bow ? ? ? om-iln .1 what Il Waa tea years ago, The r?duction baa been effect? d by systematizing and ciassiiyiug the business, aud operating It wore cheaply and by lia large increase, us you can ??? a reti mach larger smounl ol busiueaa cliiapT m proportion than yon inn ?lu a Smaller "lie, keeping the operators bus) and m Using al tbeir time. IMPHi'ViMiiMS l.MKiiDL'C I?. But there Is another element which h.is entered very largely Into inducing a eonstaal > it rt to perfect tbe ?.(?tv.ee, ali'l wliu b, in ?uder to ?ei in; li.-li II, bss b-ii iiecoinp iiileil with ifldll.o .ul expanse ?mil outlay, and that is tbe Increasing sad oeustaai es ictloni of ih. pub? lic for pi?iiuptnc-s. Wo send on an average 3.000.000 of measles a month, or 100,000 for every day in ili month, an ? 1 \.oui>i ?-ay that t>.> per ceni ol those h ??? io bedoae diiiiiiir llv?? b .sin.?-?. b??nn "f Ih. day. If we had twentydtfur hours la whicb io .io ou w irk ac ronld do it a grrat d. al cheaper ? bui BSperoentol ourbu?n? tie-s is couim rotai, an ? that requires ? hat busin. as s..a.l be done binila badness lours and all messages answered ?1 iring I boss liitir?, and It* takes mure operators, in ir- wins und ? greater i-xi-sn?" io do li, mi mat Iu point ol fiel Ccniaolldutloil baa uot resaltad in incrrase?! rules. W neve bad opjnn sit ions from time to lime civ nug ilargeteri lory quite, as large aatbe last onpoaition, lor tins late opiosiuoo, witn all its energy, rim and pat ade, onli reached ab?mt tinny ? in-, er .'-it .1 mu business, I In-y oiily reached ubou. Jin ? lilt- s ou: of aluni. vUMMJ AlllioUgb many-? llioar were among ine Urg? , Ibey Were, in fai about ils in r c-nt or tbe * nolo, or, a?? l ? no, ab h* ?-i ? ? m ?? 0.000 offices, and many ol ibes? .tu .-m belo?/tue ir..un ol he husmeas, m y ?lid u.i?.ut ihniv fout per < .nt of thr whole buslue?s. ??? the iti. .t was to mali eie y low ru - between certain prominent piac -. as New-York and Chicago, iu?? rule waa reduced lo 2~> ceni- where it n now 00 cent , bai on a great many IIuea WU re the coin P'-iing Hues did not reacb tbi rates, Ihe ral . bad noi aeeii e irresiHin Imgii' rciluccd, and Wb.- d. ? r.-a-e I lb i rate to Chicago and 8'. Louis below erbat would ??? ?? paying rat.?, mere w??? no decrease to outaide pouts an ? tne Mira, distrlota, hence tue ill? ot tins nvn.iy was io iii'U.'Ui the peopl ol Chicago, Res ?n !. n? s, Hi. !..uia aud other ?list .nt pointa ..? tin oxpfiiae or the rural dlsuiela or Ihe H:m. ?.? wlncli tin- rival lini ? owl ool exu-ml.for win-i ??? ? was lost in eniupctlllon be; ween ? nose points bad ??? he made upaud borne by the rural ilmtr da. ? w nearly all mir ?-lockluu ier?. nie I< f-i.il???:, ? ol Ni W-YolS Stale and llnn ioiir-ll.-. of lliein in ? mi n t ?'? - ??!? io he COU II tn II Thej miv put i.iirirt'?? money in Ih-eonipaui :.-... inve-tiin.nl und it ?? for Un'in I K\><-.t\i m?.;?? particularly. IHK ? ???) OK COXbOLIOATlOX. I bave ?aid another teas-u why Ibi-? nil! ?In.ubi nut li c< ine ?? low 1? that It 1? had legislation. Voi c.u.uut prevent u ninu fruii? soiling in? property. Tbe rlgbt of alienating properly 1? onnol It? greoicsi ? icio? nt- ol vin?. Prevent bim m? a company (rum s Ullig to th?? o ily partie- thai eon ?.?? I it ?: ?-e ?:, moi yon only deprec?ate it? value, for ? prove? a lo?? to him. h -u it be mu tend will lo some one, nnd w at I? the?ffe? 1 It Uto afford Urge capitali?!? Ilk?! Vender? hilt ?unit,, ill 1 lu i.uy I in? Otopei ? al t ? ? in?, ?. ?? lie. 'You take two large ctitopetiug systems, by runuiug in opposition to e.ien oilier and by a war of raies thev are a bur .eu Instead of u ???? il' to in,,-e intere? ? ?. How u yon prevent tbe one ?eiliog out t ? ti.?- other you unly permit tneee large capitalist? i. eoioe In and nv up tbe Htoek? oi botbot tneir own tl--oi.? ;;?!?! lln-n run tnem m titeir owu way. 'liiey may noi unit? ibem or consolidate ih. m, bal iiii-j ??? urna gamate Hum. and the cutiijie itioii ?oUgUl .<> be suetalued ny legi?l liuti Is a?, 1 Imi.' I tliluk It Unlikely 'hai tin? till ...m d .e :i voluble lo our ? our any, lor I do not think Hier; S'olllil lie half as inauy oppotJll.ine- projected. If : ev d.d not have lu m.ml. if iin-y eould boi ma??? money they could make tbe WeMern Un on bov them up>and If you lake from th? m that privilege I ?? mi, it would ra.her protect lb. Bat llie system Is bid. You have u mo of M?'Uiin-r> ou t le tlUltstiO Kl Ver run.unii fruiu New-York lu il'inioiit. Borne une nuil, un opposition hue ou tie route, ? he Legislatur?' -ays nei tuer potty sball bay oat the other. Fhe uppoaitioo compel? both Hues to ? un Bt a lo-? unid one nf ilo in w.u.? to ge' out. Tiie only party to.? eau use their bums iu their cooipeUUir, und the law doe? not allow thai; the ?o?r alternative left is to run ine boat? on at ?? soorttte or lor suuie lari;c capital ?is to tnk?? slVaillS r of then condition, buy Up bub liaet and make theu ov? ? ti un-. Ii wo..hi have I be same effect upon telegraph ent?pa? nles, for I attore you not one of lie-si opposition cumpa nle? ?ver ?III make a profil, ikuI Whl.e I liav?? Seen il stsoried ot ber wise us to tut American Union, toe records ut winch I be ve not examined, I bave m? douoi it will turn oui like the ?. ?i. L'.NllhllCllUl'Nn UNES 1" .< iMltjKI?. You Will excuse me, Mr. Chairman, and in titleuieii or the committee, for going to another feature of this mat? ter not liiiforeTliis committee. Tuer- la a bill beloni ? lie Bcnui-lo compel tbe comp.iuy to put its wir. s under? l'ioni il. I thluk that Wimiua year ibis will Ih? licioni pi.slieo so far aa practicable, and I ?lenire to nay We aio now ms king every posatole haaie and arreagStteut to get tin- wnee m New-York City aud other larga titlet under ground, bul a law timi would compel ns Input our wire? all under ?round wlibiu twelve montus w.uiiil be cerialuly u vet ? tmrcusouuhie law, and we ct.ulil in.t do l?, ceriainlv not iu ? way mat would be lor the Interest or Mellare of the public. Only ?tOO mile? ol tbe 1,'jnO mil. ? ot wire in tbe I itv ot New York are on UHub lines; threc-fourins ait-cross lines iiii.ini.ii..? aeoomuiodution to privine offices, winch would ueeeaaarUy be eu: ol h we Inni lo put Ibes,? wires uuuer irrouu.l. When 1) ecu or twenty wires are running oui of tbe city weeould put tiieiu Slider ground wltbout a material incrca*o of ci peose, although the poling would be eacnnSed] but to pat a single wire und. r ground, at in?) cosi of $1,000 umile, would oueoaaarilp Seuy fseidties to all ??mailer boiein, private counting- rooms und hrauoh olbces, <if which we buve IKl m tu?? fit ? ol New-York. 1 remore to ?to n would m-c aaurlly iuvmt? m?? entuna ol? ol Uir?. e ?iii-.i ?. rs or iLuii? branch oflBoea, uni <l. ny toc publie uu ..CD'.iumoiiaiiou wnlcii iiiev bare grown ? feel Hiev cuti liardlv'il?? wn.ioiit. It would be in-Iild worse w it la in?? t?l?phone mid tbe American IiUuiet sysieiu. Tnut useful system would be alinosi entirely iieniroycd. You can put tiling lilies m?ler ?,on:.?1, ami I tbllik tbey ?111 bo nul Unie |ust as aoou as it cau he doue, with ino permission of tbe city to do It, but to compel all wires to be put under ground is to cat oft tiii-ee-ioui ths ol tbe bene* Its et the telegraph and a great deal aaoreof th- ? ?.. puone und Aiueriuuu LM.-ii ?-? syaient*. 1 would augxesl liait the binalo gel iliforuiaiiou ani gosWW before snuotioniug ?u?m a sweepiug measura I do not know that It would materially damage us. We should put our truuk linee underground aud abandon tbe reel. Bui it Would be a great ?leirlinetil to tue public ?-ci.bjtion, There are aererai loba in the tl iu mat bare n.r tbeir ?iurpoec th?? ? curing ot ul. um available li.'ins ot way or an underground ay ?tem. These are ? ?. ipeeulatlug J.abs, Inai haie for their purpose tu? se.iiili> of some llniig which Ibey thlll'a I'lay .lie Velila ile to aoOM om? ets??. 1 villi ..ot detain tin? e...ululile any longer. Tneie are other parties*representing the variousoompsmes here wlio are r?a?ly to give you the .e.-al aiata* of tbe ? he mailer, and thanking you, gent.c??.??>. for tin coin? lesy you uuve estende ? to im?, igne *\a> to llioui. TUB MEBCHA.N?V COMPANY. It was 8taU:d ycHtei'iluy that the mnftiniog $'90,000 -iodi ot the Merchuuts' Ten graph Company bad in .my all been subscribed, and iliat blue-tenth? ol it hail been taken by members of tin l'roouce Kxehsngu Many offersfor tut stock, It was said, lud ana?? from geuilo iiit-ti not ideutifl.d with the Prednas ITsirbsngt. but bad been decllued. Htirnui, Feb. 0.?The subscription books for the stock ot ibo new Merchant's Telegraph Coiiipauy weie oueued here to-day. aud it la exjjeoted Una the amouni I allotbil to BufTiln (?.."?O.??!) will be rendl'V teten Its morrow, l ire.? protatntoi bo? ne?? men offered to talje tbe etuire amount, hut n? it 1? rtesir ?1 thu 't be ?U-nrii? uieilln hi..! 'ksinuiiing ir a ti.MKl to 15,000, the boojH Will bt held opcu to iiinrrnw ????G?? HEAVY TRANSFEB OF sT<>< K. BOOTOX, Peb. O.-T?-r .tornimi thin uftrrnonti np<t,c ruhowlrx specitl from Montreal j TBl Mm.mal Btoeh Kx.'ii.itiL-c ?? trealiyertettod overtaaaaooeoee nieiit nf s lie ivv transfer of Montreal Telegrafiti ktoek to Wilson <;. Hunt,ot >?????? York, a director of lao.Wtttorn l'ii?oti. Tot moverne:?.; t? thought 11 foreshadow the absorption ol tbt Montreal Telegraph Company by the great rnnsnlidsiIon. The Montreal Compam basacs l tal of f2.000.000. It? system oovoratiheCinadloU I>j nuBloo, and ? xten.ls tbroturb Northern New-York. -? LITIGAI 11 ? ? SUSPENDED. Philadelphia, Feb. '.?.?At a ronferenee in ?,? ln-iiay at tin oiiic o' tin- Pennsylvania Bollrood Company, In wbieh JayOoold, Orner?! Tbomaa T. Eckert mil D. H. tatet, representing toe consoliditeli ; iph rompantes, ;?? ? the off! lertoftae Penasylvti Is Railroad Company, with their counsel, partlerpated, " w ?? in filici in suspend all operations In tbe telegraphic litigation for the present. Thi* setI?m ?? intended io hold tbe prescui ??.eding* In sbeyonci an til now termi ran ??? agreed upon. _ _ ?I HE MUTUAL UNION IELEORAPH COMPANY. It lins been decided bj tbe directors ?>f tbe Mutual Union pelegre,>b Company to extend Us Hues to tu? ?? Bt nt as ? ari? a date ai possi 'HIE WHU'TAEER OUTRAGE. TWO WITNESSES BK.FOKE THE COURT. ehqkkttk ai what poikt ????.???.?? bt capii USTllllIM? Will I TAKIi.S SOCIAL MANDIMI Al im: AiAiiK.Mv?LiurjTRXANT corruf't ???t? M< ?.N ?. Tbe Interett in tbe Wbittaker roiirt-martidl coi tilines unabated. Bo ??? No. 11 iu toe Armi Building wasrtowded yesterday a? usual during the session of ih.? (Olir,. All tbe setts outside the railing were ??ecu pled some time before 11 o'clock, and soon there was no st tudlnjr-roum to sitare, boterai ladles and a few per? sonal friends of tbe member? of the Court wereadmii led'villini the i'iii'e Inclosed by tbt railing. Ju*tic? Morcan ond Commodore J. A Dickinson, of tin-? w TorkYiehl Club, were among* tbe visitors. Tbe roll v? :?-? roiled soon tfter 11. The testimony given 00 Tuesday ?v.is re,? I, nod Major d.irlner pin? ce?? led with the examination of Cade? Ostheim. TI is Wtlnttt saldile was in \\ nili.iKi l's room soon a ter theontrtge wss discovered. Tbe looking-glass In the room woo such tt oil uts codett were supplied with, a few pieces of broken gtsss ?rere eosltered abott It. On th?? table were a che? It-book, another book und a pair of trbtkort. Tbe Judge-Ad vor ate banded Osthelm s pair of tel?tors :? m I a l> d: ??Werethots Hi ? Si?ls?or?t" l'In? wltOrst WtS lint pmlUVi'. bui IboUgbl lue? ?ver??. Ez-?oVcmor Chamberlain then proceeded to ? he ero??? ? tomlootion. " When you saw t'.Kiot Whittaker*? condition, ??id you r. 'e im? him I" ?? I diil not." " Did you nb trvi any notion on Mm part l" " I ini imi tee min ni..ve." " i>,d von while al West Point, avoid Mr. W.dttskrr'? ueiplsiutslice V , " I bed no oroa?lon to moke hi? acqnalnionce, 1 sire pose th il I ma) h ive BV iidcil In in ?omewBsl ou ne, ?... ? ot ins ? nini : irut Be wat lo tbe ciao? above oie, nod an? udv.inet! should bove como from him." ** Can you identify tbe i?olr of ??????? ibtl da? l?een ?boon you si tot samu Ibtl jmi saw in Whit taker's rooinl" " Tes, sir." "Andyet at tbe previous Court of ???,????.. yon ssld you dhl BOI th.?!; tin y wort ih?? itttii .'" ?? I said s... in ?n-w r to question? from Major <; irdnertbt ? Unto* exploloed that be bod thoagltt ntmiii It oftrrward. and ?m u e au I ot tint peculiar ?bat*o ot lbs point ? bad ' ten led t.. change ins opini ???. As for hi? m qu ? ?tance oil? Whittaker, II waa not the etiquette at . Academy lor fourth el.. ?met, lo Itareanything t"?lo with lix a ila- ???, and ululi !n? entri il tbe t lil lo*? hi h.ni u ? reason lo encourage an? odv nu ? ? ou w mil ikrr'a pari. Colonel Morrow?What Was ? ni. ? Whittaker'? sorta! il n im si Wed G???? I " i he csdetsbsd nothing todo wltB I m ? ?? il?." " C m you ? Apl.iin the reseou ??<, " I sneak on ? for mj -n II?liier? ? a.?? no nun? d action m the ici, ? t. 1. o h radei cai on il 11.? righi lu a -.o. lete V, III ? bOIU In? |'l ned." " Did Mr. Whittaki ? parittipati in ? ? a mu omen It ef the Ac id. iu] I ' " No, I do n.t tl.!:.!< be did." " To ah it do )OU attribute ttil? rompi?te nttrurlem of Wbltl tke-l" " ? ? annul ? xpluin it. unies? ?. cones be ? j? of Afridbo I.ice." " .Now. Mr. <) -t Inni), hod you gone into th? ? ? on of s while ?? ici ami lound him t ? lo lit? bedstead, hl? pillow suiesreil with Ido I, a e ib ? ?:.?????? with ?.?. ??-oli? him. wiiit ail ile- mark?? ?? vioiruce upon him, WOII I .mi : oi h IV?? ri .??.>???? I olili G Major ?. mi ? on| c.d m tb? question, si ? the C??u ; over, uled tiie lib] rlloli, T???? s I lies? - 1 ? .? ? I Hill k I should l...\ ,n led t a aiuti cadet in buy otiu-i w.?y n. ?t. a-? did toward Mi. WnitlaS ? ?? Ii ?..u ? ? heard ????.? Whlttak?r ?? ,u foi Won ? von h u.t.. UU :t-? -l en ? ' ?? ^ s, ? r, I sin ? G? . . -nr ? ir.-i ? r?Wosl! on accouut of hl? rar?? thai you ivold il Mr. V, u it.?? .?? I " I do I??il II Ink 1 ...? ? ? - loL In UVoid II Bl." " -noil il JFOU nove ... . . 1 , :;n u -,?, ? lind Ila ! ?imi I" " Ve?, -ir. I think I -le ii'd." " WoU'd Uli? lui?, ? I? -en "li iti emiri' of III? rnlor 1" " I ?Ujip.i-e It Would . v.. ?,n iiorthilr ????." '? ? ? ?ltd \..?? .Ulli ?,? instead ol taking tu?? oat u t" " I . ,??-nb-r an ulllruiHlloll and .in o ti ? of quai f. ?? "llivejiol on? ItdlgMU? ?empi?? agallisi taking eu oat ? i" ?? .No. OOt US It I? idiiilin-l nil lu ? ." "Why, ? m? n, did ?no ? ?? lake Hu oath t" " M> people pi? ?? noi ?,? .weir." " Who nu your pfOldl ?" " I nil ? .1 w." "lio you mu knot? ? hai the ?sme prejudice exist? aguiiini the Jew? as again?! In? negroes f" " I nui itw.tr?? th || tun is -??." " Unk'??! ?oil no; In-ol ten vom aversion to Un? colorid tace t " Ido mit wish the question o* m ? rate, vr hielt sani "t iu no? wo? n ai up m ...?-evidence, to be biought up m i.i.iit.mu! William p Coffin, ot the Mb sniih-ry A-? Mi.mil Ilialrnolor In lai. ?. ?t?? iu-n sw.,in t'ausi \No, i.iki. he said, was m bl? roiupany. li.? ??? ?,.,,? on tie mummt of Apri ? to? tamii e (nie, Wiiiiuker'? nom. Ib? ?? limi ?,,???.? r, . ?,.-,.f nor ,1 |..in?,. ., ,?. k ?,. and ? pair ot scissors. A! another ihn? m- w?u>?mii?v ino Coiiimsudaur, apparenti? ?witti Wmtiaker*???,?? ? ?? evolu?.,?? ins pnv.ile ? ?,?,-. f?, IP ? tulli? that muht Hs-Ist m?, Inquiry, Ile f,,,i?,i Bot"" in? ol unici ooiiSeqOeiio-. M/hltlokei tt one tun?? hooded him ike m. o ?t wsru'ni The witness identified the envol,.,* and pHpei wh"? were ?ho? u him ,,* ||,e one? be had rxeelved from Wuitiaser in.??., wer, ??,,,?, incorporated ?run ???..'?,-.im,,,,,, ,,. ? _?.. hilnl No. 1 A CraVat ?v..? shown to I.)?,!,,, m C.Pi , ??.? li Wim like tin? ?lie Be had seen in W ? iriaker'a room, but ?.? .-.mid not aweai ? bal n was tun suma WbittaSrr at ?..?? ? mi.? told iba Hitases bow tne outrage waa a??? coiiipilHlici ! Three lie ? ialini into Ids ? ?. in mi nignl. He woke a< the noia?, and one man told him li.ut II be Iliade a -Oliti I lie w is it ileml Inali. TtlSV StrUOI Inni ill tbe luci-, iliaggcil him troni ti.e ned, -lit ?,?- rat? and hl? io?, ???! ? G? iiliii lied lo Un? bedstead, nulling u lui iiw limier Ins lieud at Ins own ri-ipn-st. Ile did imi nail oui. t. r fear ine? migbl corne bac?. He ib-ragbl ibe blow upon bis lace w is giren by a lisi, bul Wa.; sut.?. lu-1 orni mi).nini ?? tu min m ?? ?. m. im, morning, KAIL WA ? VASVAMIES. ?.??-HTLK IN ILLINOIS Chicago, Feb. it.?? dispatch from Paon, lib, saya a fatal aeeideul occurred on tne Ohio and Mi?? siMippi Railroad, ten mi es from Ihn ? city, near Owanekn, lust evening, by wbieb three lalmrers were killed and aererai others wounded, a eoustruoi. irula, wltb twenty-?? e men in acab?os?, ander Conduetor Lockhart, waa baching toward UwaiisS?? la order to un ana aide truck tlieie. In let u parawssW '" ""?. un.irr C.m.iii, ?,,? h liijr, ?ni.li was runo loa fast lo malie Up fur lost tune, pais, mid the latter baring no notice ot tip., oitatruetlou train on tbs track, a colisi?n .neun d. Tue enfine al the passenger train tore through tne crowded cub?os?,' puaiilug ihasi? Inside oir, ailling three uienoutngui aud' ?oui..ling tin or twelve olbera n is remarkable umi no m ii> eaeap d. i'ne following ar.? the names of ibe ? Ictlmi : Killed?Allen J..I. nl OwaUcko, und W. \\'. Tat lock am? 11. McPberson, ol Pennsylvania Wounded?L ?uls Bel by, ol G nn Ivanla, con luolnr of the paaseuger train, ? mo-lv lulur 11 Inierualli ; j.u-..? G idi. >, lea nial.? ?? ; G???mi .s V.n leu, :. ir broken ; < h .s. M.?(?inven, leg Inn.k? n j I' .ni n Ut eu, rO lai broken and iia.Hi bruised ; Owen Ul? a ?? n, hack lu)i re ? ; Charles ?Iill?, foot inaalied; Daniel Dmi.?, bru.ao.'i aud oat aboui ibe heawi John II. i-nim m, be id . ul and arm fractured; Charles Watcher, uf Owancko, ami broken. Tas wounded, < seept Belby und Wal. ini?, am from Pana. The blame api-f ars io attach to the ootidiieiot of ? in? constru? il ? irai ?, for boina ou Ibe main iras? ai.? um? wueu II belonged io the passengei ?? la A FREIGHT ??? IN BltEAKfl \ BRIDGE. Hartposd, Coiib., Feb. 'J.?The iron ????.??? on ibe l'anal li.n m.id ?.\?? ?? Pormington hirer, a siimi distance north ol Pieluvlll , idi ibis taorumg while a freight train was paa-in? over l?. The eabooae went dowil Wltu a l"i>'. Who Was on it. No luti WBS tosi. D1DKT NOTICI. TUB (/THRU TBaJX. ???a?t, Feb. 9.?-James llagan, ot Ainsler ?lam, was run over und ?..?!. .1 on io (Viitrul Huilmad traili al West Albany to-iiuy. Ho sieppod froniutiack I?, avoid mio .traili aud ?jot iu noni ot another ou tue other 'rack. TI-IK STATE LKQISLATUKE . COKTRO?J.RB CAatPBEtl/8 OPINIONS. imi: i:i Ki'i!M> which in?: BCOGESTa Ol IHK CITY O 'Vi ItN'MI'Nt-llIS Vir.Ws ON SIlM G. G-CI.KAXIN? ??? Till: MAVi'll'.S Af I IlOlllTY. ipgOMTM m:???.41: <?(?iiKKsro-jpKS'T or tp? t???t??.? Ai.r.ANY. Fe?). ?>.?Controller CiiinDiiell. of \ ?.? -Y.rk. r-oulinued his ci Incisili of IM McCarthy char? ier lu G?? lia? UeCarthy Bpecla) Couimitt"0 this morn? ing. II( gave v.? y interesting te-tlmony. He ItBtob? iecil to the consolidation of the office of tho Water Keglsierof the Depm tin nt of Puhllu Works with the Boreas of Assaatsasat. Bs atated that this would lead to gnat coii'iision Sttong the person? who had biisuiea?. wltbth? in 1 ?11 in cut <f l'ubile Works and was wholly nnntceakary. Tbe D?partaient managed tbo Intricate buslneasof the water rates, well] bul year.it oollected ?1,700 000 for Ihe city. ?? it is charged -hat von had too many engineers in tho Department ol ? ihllc Works/' .?ml Senator McCarthy. Mr. Csmpbell?I un amase I SI sudi a di ir???. I oogbl to be acquainted with ii.c needs of the department, and I ?or?.y would not employ too many engineers I .1 n'i tulni>- the pr iposed ? an of re? rgauizln? ihe D?partaient of I'u1' ?c work? in tbUattarti r is ? ?ood ona There are -o ? feature? which are rood, the consolidation ol tiuee departments into one, for Instance. This 1 iiav?.? reeotu? 1 ended. You cauuot reduce the number ol clerks, their isoor Is ncedcsL I suppose the Idea II t.. diami?? the beau of some inn?? an. The prop ?altiou la to make two uuieau?; there mluhi Just si we 1 be one. I cannot iee why tbe Architect! an I Engine r-. Department ? could not be consolidated j divisions sometimos arise. A bureau ?* merely a division of work. I think this is tosraulcat? reduction. Tbe Bureau of the Croton Aqueduct isa Urge n finir. The -ewer Depart men may Justly be mads i\ ii u by ? elf wltb an engineer In charge. The Burean of ?; is i- all right! it requir - only one man. Be .iocs his work esssedingly well an 1 work- ? -ry bard rbe Burvsu of Supplies an I R'.'iwlrs s also right. Way . ven iu-re In A 'b.m.v t hoy li.iv a Bureau ol I.imp? and ?? is, and ibis la an economical ? ace. air. M Cai thy?la CTerj voucher certified to by the Chief Engineer 1 Mr.Campbell?No.air; it I? not a fad. He doesn'i certify anything as to lamps and ims. or repair? and supplies, lie Im.u't the time to attend to these matter? imi? uglily. ?I ?hink there should uol be more than one bead to an ? department of tbe City Government. The only oh! e lui !s to Ibe Hard of Police. It iiinv.? tne Board of Kl??? turns ani then yon can have it. It Isa ?insular fast that rua cannot get one man wiili a in/ e non u'1 inai in manage department alone. Look at Washington. Every .?.? ?? tiin-e department? ts ruled by a single cinei. \\ ?,y tbe Bri retar?. . f tbe Treasury Is at the head ol itie.'.tei affairs than all those of New-York roiuMued. 1.00k bore In Aloaoy. All tas brada of the .state I) part? incuts are ? og r-b? id d. Tbey bad an Idea ai oae nine that three men could manase affairs better In tbe c m department and In ibe prisons. Hut they were woefully Ill-managed and expeuatra G r executive department! ? .ni want on.? head : you don't want ?lire.- Ornerai? to an army. I in? people say tma, and molo only one nu? li nntendeni of i'lis.ms and noe Sun? nul.ml 11' of Pub icWo ka to um age lb? csnals. Bee tbe result. The co-i 1,1 aupporling th m is vastly reduced, ami the aer? ricela web dune. The Be r t .ry of,be Treasury gela ilongsu well by m? an? ut bureaus un.? by aub-diTlslons. t- i.uii.r ioiiij ? llave you auy opinion on -irict clean ? ? 1 ?ir. Campbell?Mayor Grace seot aie his bill, I sug gr'tedc, m.??-. I am in favor of dividing the city mm twenty district? under prop r contractor?. \V ?are this woik l'ione man iu do o e? and be ucraino Ibe master uf ihe city. Un diioi bis th.? matter .e warmly at m .? ?. 1 as id 10 1.1.u : " Mi. Mayor, you do thai and you ? in un noi tal hi nor." 'Im. bill i-inhrai 's both ays tern? ; m ??? ' | Il u fl. r on n hu or uudi-r twenty. Tue Mayor b 1 rami up aiui-iidmi ita to ibe blu. 1 .ouid give bim pretty good latitude. M ri bim Igln. P?ir m anee, he ?..,,? -??..??.??) ?,, ?.iv powerful ? entri ? ?? s ..?? 1 iw . in . - OUI i" 1 a : wi.v nut ?ne u lo nini I W.i 1 We waul II Ul ::??! tu? ?tree:-cleaning a u- of spending ??0?,0?0 and no ?? Ititi? :. e ???????? ??????? t '?? . ?? ' ?? ... ? n > n get tbe garbage and ashes ?. n iruii . 1 Mr. 1 iii.pn.il ? Y??*, I t ?? ? ?? U lin? can b .lune. Ilio only ? i-?. .. u . iu . - I.?. in?? li .aid o. Ile III end.1 ?? ibi. lu*-* in lu", tel eilielit-bouaea. \* t m??-..vin.ii I nope m n. .mi are y --ine bills for um ? ?. n ion aill nui ?.? bui foi ai u.irtii. Por in* -1 1 u '?. ? .ni a\ " .1 lull ? app 1I11I a e.un.u tu 1 ir. ? I"'? ' - IIS I I .? Vi . ? .1 - '? 1 OUI?? Ili Ibi! "Il il ?,? baVen'l a ?? ? riment 01 Publie Works f I hud piepared I?? 1? pai 1 al irei la ?? ? ai. I"l a a? .,.1 ., .?, i> ? ? 1 ? 1 II.e . 10 ? ve ?ir??. Is ibul badb'l hai lly 11 . ?., ?. '..'?? s ni l'ini- \.?. pavol In ? gr.iu I -ili . ??? ??>? pslliwa.i from ib>? parka. I am tryiug .III II. II nil i-|. lilt 1 I,. III. III. .-e 11 . ... -.? . .... II???. ..!? . it .1 -, . .? .?'.?.?? ?.u ? ? (?????? ?? ? .?? u:.... dtlou ut spnug e c u in-G have nevi ? inaili ??.. my m un a Mini ??. I bave I" en told , ?., ? ? ou 1 .u' g.'i tbe tax payera' uu ; thai rou can 01 . . ,. in? in ni lu?? lull. Inn it 1< Clear M.ai I us? ? i- a . I ? larling ii'iii'iii cltii us, But as for u ?priugclcr? Mon m i-ssi tn.ii 1 .on nil?'.-, il m. 1 think II would lie v? it uaataa ml u |u?: lo pusb Mr. Ora.ut ol ? 111??.? |u?i Du? wbeu . 1.11 .lii-l g nie 1.Ill . I btve talked .1 w 111 t ... o ... .uu purl I ?and iuvy are ol ibe S ?lin ",.,11 oll. Ml. Mel alili) W llM \..?? bave the Mayor lippolll Ihr lu ul ... lb |. .. men . Willi ini . by tue : Videi I ??. 1 unioni .1 1 ; und ! think I ? M lyor -?. ? d li i?i" ???? ?>???>? u ? ?. ?? .< m v..1 and a ?poiui I ... lor in.king In Mayor ii-i" -, 1., ior ihe govm,. u? cl y III M .* ol < . 1 '?> I UU Ibe <;..i. 1 11 liilMl id X-a-Yuik ?.M .? In.? . 1 .,? a . II goVeriiUil-Ul li> tne oui is. I aoilid ? ?? ?: ? M .tor In n un v? a III II I W.I 1 III II ii|? ?? f Si ? Vi I U In..- ... ., unni ?Il ' Il ' U 1 ..!'> Il \ . I .'.(.Il ? II..',? t. ? ? il teli lej-i.n tur lui ? in?.. I ui a coluiiii-s'o'.u r. 1.1 . . ??? .Ilk?. (,l M.i;\l. ?.??.I LA I IOS. lilt: PH ' G...-I.l" I ..\ ( "'? ???|--?.?\ ?', ? ? !.,':! ?.????? ?? . ?"? ? \ s -?? m. .1 ini n 11 intarli ?.? in iridi ?? ??.risi. l'.i>. '.'. The Keimte hi- ilnwdleil '?? . ?? :- ni ol il Ih? A .1 .111 . un/.i.g ...munir '..in .1 ?o up,? 1 .1 a 1 ' 'iiiliuss on for tue r? \ mu or lln? lui law?. -.. peral imitai?*? Ibe dilatory m Ilo . ? g.irdllig lidi ?? ulU ? e ? lui II lab ?inning lo n. ,u-,.m t d limi n ?- ine pino. -.? ..f ? io s. nate t.? nost ? un? ah sei uni un tbe ?iib)ect. su that the Couiiiiissiou m ?> ?. ? nu. '. ?? o? repon this lession. Auoiber obstacle lo Ilo ? |'i-sag "f le I .???lull tils -aldi, le a demand by ?olii.? ' I the (?eli lor* thai the ? ?hall limn ? on mem? iM-rolibel.mi?sion. ?.ich ademaud.lt laappareut, will noi be compiled with by Governor I'orneiL He i-aiiiiot mil r? nie.i-r tbe kind ol ne u selected f t aleni beraofallclliieuuiuilssionbVliieMen.it. of l-7'.i. irbeli, silera.il ?.ni rUfbt boura, in uuas J. (tv im -r, imeni fweed'sti Datore, was put torward aa competent for sin li a Wot k. Beaatorttab r today moved that the resolution for ? c iii'i'.iui iu ni of in-r ..u.voi su und ne referred foranicud.ittothejolni Committee ou ratal loo of both ii"iiseK. incan? udiuent be lagcested was that II mould b ? made . learly evident whether tbe <; ivnruor's l.oiuwiss. ?.?-in work, IU cooperation Willi lbs Jolul ? omuiittee on Taxation. II? urged imm?diate sotion on bt? mutton, declaring tbai tbe soiijeti wat tbe moai Im? portoni ?me b'-iore ih?? Loaisltturr. Tbt uiotiou was edoptod m ?? aucun! wey nv sin? ???????<?. anything for .id ?j apiNtra illy being tin? laoughl of tbe sou it ,ra. Brasimi itr..ok? has bt ? trontbliat with am sty over Hit? lute of hi? bill tlempttOg the Se? York Nur-ery on ?tillen Isl uni frmn laxatlou. ??? attack ?vas in id.? upon It last week on the ground that it was Impolitic to In? crease Iurther lbs nuutlior oi Instilnilout rxtiupt from Ir tallir?. Therefore, when ihr nui ? eme up G?? a third ni unir lo?lo? Mr. Brookt beard with alarm Mr. iiu t.?.: ilei u?? lh.it the in, BSUre woiibl require II? l| two-third? bill 7!? rotes, Instead of the usual I'''1 Mr Mimed mile llie ? mil that nil h li? c utptiug proport) f? -m tax?tmn-were in Lut iwo-thirds bills, as they Indirectly autUonted tin? expenditure m public ?.ey. Mr. Brooks holly ?Bid Inaili?' lin u,hl kl? Hill? Olli WOO lucrimi; Willi ???? ex iraonliu ir.? oppi?, lion. Mr. UiisU-d ludiguuutly rei li o inni bis -nuli meni a ...in in,? lull w ?? only exir lordi nary m rww ni Hur? ? tbsl n ?vus lu incori! with lu?? L'on? ?????? lui Mr. brook? shorn?' Inni the ?.? ?.?I.?cl Ion, how ,??? ??. of BOT n? bl? l'Ili |? c-. il. It ne .?'el Jo?! lin. rrqub.ll? tiuoiier uf ??.?.?TO. Mr. l.ow, or Miae-ara, p..tu i.? mi or?n o I he ? ?? mhiy ? hat Ibi ? \? as re 1 or iti me ine dilation laws Iswkword. ? he Assembly ?? in farnesi in Us desire to secara Ib soliti? oilier pail of tin? new Capitol n loom for nn A -.rioii.v Chamber. The present Chamber la obviously III ? on?,inend im- the purposes ul ,i deliberativi a? ? binge speaker 8h? psappoinied the rollo wrng ? sein i,h m. ? is ,t eooiiu nee in roBsuit with the new Capitol r.iiini' --Ioni is ili Ilio subject i Me? is. IIhvcs, AlVoid. e II. Bussell, ?? ter. Draper, ???ok. Bud Mol.ei. A pio?'?,? iigalnsl lb?? compulsory pilotagli at Hell (,,ile. il ? .1 Hiver, was le, ,????.? in ??,n Ir.he LeglilO un?? ?,. Ne .1 t-??. Mr. 1? ri ick, ?? ????, Is ???.ilo httid.iv newspapers aud especially lo being awakened ,,?, - nulla? looming? with int cries ul newsboys, ?,?- lay ,, presented a bul making u a misdemeanor to offer for ?, paper? mi -uinlav m any city street, Mr. Kugle, ii Brooklyn, luiroduced a bili dlroctlug tbe Board ol l?i m a imi ? ? ? hat cuy lo provide books for a 1 ? in? eblliireii atiriidiut llie public schools. Mr. Moller'? bill requiring iiiluiug conip*uie? to make quarterly re? port? ? tbe aiate Bugiuoer w.n reported favorably twdty. lini Inlrodnoed m the Beaste ? Bj Mr. Fowler? 1,, rtteiid in?? il.tlnlili nf emp o\ eis. (? in ? .es in rood eo ; |i nue? lei|i.in Hilt) lot I he lives Ol i.e II' em |ili ? ves. jiy Mr. Ilogan? ?.? ?oabie railroad eoiopouliw lo acquire land!. IB Kli Union 1 Cullili? for railroad piiipo-c?. ?.il io ??: olili tbe ?va,??? of I hu polt ami harbor oi New-York wiis pasted lu tatwseuote. , t.,, bill n? .nue m n,? idioission ol tttomeyi nt law ??vu- r. mi ?? ? lui ?1 timi, ami passed by g vom ot j , as, li?; uayt?, 7. .n ? in- Aaaemhly Mr Dayton moved Hmi the Ootutuittec mi Cities lie discuoi ged troni further oooaiderol on ol ? im mil relative to ani ars of iissetsmonn qnd Outra aud Croton watet reuts In Kow?York, and that tue ?ame be I'.liilitl tO the Commut?e of Ilio Whole. Ilio umliou Wn? lo?t. Tin? billowing hills were pnsserl In tho A-fmbly : lte?iuluiiug ? he sel, ci ion o: ?lint Iff.' Junes in tin? Cil y ami County of New-Y?.rk| providing lor the pavnj 'it u] m isdn uwaids tor widcuiug l'ro?putt avo.. Orouklvur ufo ? vidlng for an udditional public bath in the City of New The bill for the better protection of minority etock? holders in manufacturing corpoi alloue was reported favorably m tun Assembly. ___. . __ Senator McCarthy roe to a question of privilege In the a, nate ro-dav, und said that his sentiments hi regard to ????? York iistl beep misrepresented. He t.eeiarcd ?tronglv that he I- friendly in all respecte to that city. 'Hit? .TndlclBry Committee of. the Senat? wilt r-port favorably ti-moirow on Senator Bobcrtson's amend ment to the Constitution providing for an additional generi?! term of lie Supremo Court. Tbta amendment. if adopted, add? twelve Judges to the Supreme Court bench. Ibe additional Judaea will be distributed a? follow? nmong the judicial districts : One lu me lid, Hid. IVtii and Vlth Distucte, and two in tho Isl, Vth, Vlltiuiiid V.'IIlb Dl'tnots. . _._ The As, n.b.y C tnmitteeon frison? amended Eni?tu? Biook?.'?. lull providing lor the hanging of all persons convicted of murder at King Sing Prison. The amend? ment provide? that murderer? aliali be hanged In the State Prison nearest their place ot conviction, 'lue bill will bi 'reported fovorabJy to-morrow. The ? scmhly Committee on General Laws resolved to report fuvorably a bill permitting corporations to hold real? itote to the value of $2,000,01?. ?. The Asa.blv Committee on Navigation, by s vote of j ?. 4. bat rt?olved to report favorably the bill for the abolition or compulsory Boll o,?te pilotage. ? ' THF. HELLOATE PILOTAGE. Albakt, Peb. 9.?There woe a joint session of th??Committees of Coiniu-roe and Navigation of both hontet tins afternoon to it-ar tbt opponent* of Hell Gate pilotage. Captala Vit Brunt, of the Vessel Owners' and Captains' Association of New-York, tlret id In s id the committees. lit? argument was mainly the tame at hat beta nudo before Leglelattvt commit tee? for severa! years pott H' told the tax ,'ell upon the ?mailer vessels,w lit tue larger ?uee, propel'"! by ?team, escaped entirely. Thomas P. Ball, ot Evans, Hall A- Co., ?hipping utcr laott, New-York, foBowed, ?tying that there ria no nceeMtty whatever fur pilot? to take ? ?eel? tbronah Bell < ;????. nu: si:\v.ji.usey leg?slat?BE, ???? SKWKIX RAILROAD BILL RKOOX8IDKBKD ANT) AMI Nl>: l>?Co.M p Xt? M ION or TBK BECRKTARY <iK STATE?A BLOW ?G IHK EAST J?KSK? ??? PHIKTOR*?. | FRO ? IHK RgOULAR CORRBSFOSDtMT <>K ??? TKIBfVE.l Trenton, N. J.. LI* t*. '.?.?The Sewell Rail? road oil. wnicb j/a-s.il the Senate yesterday al'er much opposition, was reroasidsted lo-dayoa motion of sena tor Sewell, si d I ?Ub-tltUte v/.n introduced which re? BlOVettbe ntj t'tiioia'le features, so that ra li'O id com? panies miy on y condemn land? along tbelr rootta. Tin? substitute w.i< pots? d with one vote In opposition. When tbe Jersey City Bridge bill, which wue favorably reported bv the committee tins owning, carne uu on ?. cool reading this afternoon ? member to? h the trouble to declare that no corporation owu.-d him, ??Idle he glared fiercely upon certain meaiber?? whom he teemed to think open to that imputation. Tin ? chi on t e bid began at ouee, and the an Id-bridge peop.e succeed e?l In ha-vmir it dltporodof tortue pieseut by a post pnnement until Ti.esday. , Tbe House ?pent nearly all of it.? morninir-scssion to? day In debate upon the hill fixing the tenure of ?.ffice of police nnd tie departments. The bUl received the ap? proval of ihc emule of pot ice o! le ail y all tho cities of in? Slot??, but was especially desired bv Jersey City. It was opposed by tbe l.< ox County nn-tubers generally, mid was Dually amended r-o that it would not apply to Newark, in which Shape II passed to a third reading. Uu? Ii uni es bill, atter h??. in,- bi-eu cut to piece? by ameodmeBts in the Benote, wot ordered to a third read? ing lost week, but to-day v.as lactmttdered by unsnlmou? consent tad placed on second reading agate. Tin Senate posted the Mil providing for the payment ol a bounty t?? growers ol sugar-coos aul manufacturers of ausar tberetrom In tbla State, liiere was lutiooppo ?HI oi lo the m? .innii and It will ito luto ? II' e at once, in all probability, tbe ai-eent of ?he Hou-e belog pretty well a-.inv'l. A I'liiiadi Iphta tlrm has airea iv began experi? ments In this direction on ??.??? acres ?! wi.d land in Cape May County, and there are thousauds of aerosol barreo lauds In Atlantic County which will he expert? m? ni. ?! u .on. 11 is claim? it that |180 an sere can be r. il .?, d in this crop y proper man ??reineut. The bill?Introduced by Donator Franela, Which made more tlrlngeat the provtslo--? of the low that tho Het*retary of tbe State ihall re? Pive no aompeotatlon L?e vo'iil the ?alary of 16.000, were passed by tile House lids afternoon wit boni seiioua opposition. ? ??- > ni e t ils morning passed rn?? House bill vesting In the Board ol I? ?holders ol Mo mouth Couotv the et lu? ve ? tir. di? ti?.? o?, r B lark Biver for 'weiity ? ears. l'In? a? nate h ?? posatoi tu? Seuale loini resolution g v ing .-i.iiio toward ? monument it Spart au ou .-. Souib V ???.un. lu liic'.url? of the Ite volili loii.il'V battle ot ? itwpeu?. A t'ilut meeting of tbe two h ni?, s to elect a St ite fit ?? 'tor of th? United Ballroad?? and Canal Companies m id Ik lel'l lux V?. lues 1,,?. Mr Mai.??, In ibe limisi? to-day, tntrnduoed a gen?ral Uraniane bill pr-pared by the Miao Hoard ?? Hit... ? lie Seuure udjoui m d until Monday eveuln .?. The Luna? tic A.-sluin-. Committee Will ln-ulu Us iiiV'-stigatloo of tbec'iuoij ??? lune? on Tmirsil.ty, beginulogOl Ciiiuleii. \ ?: ? waa bit ? dined lu the iiou-s- aboiUbing the pres? ent II mrd of Hipar?an l'oiiiuiisstiiiers ani appointing the (invernili?. Controller, Trca-uiel, Allome? ?>? neial all! S ,,,',??? of Stole to take euoi'go ot mo riparian lauds of tbe State _ RAILWAY 1XTRRE8T8. I'M IK 10 AM) W i:-l KRN >?'"(??. At ii ?netting; ot the Executive Committee of I!?.? Sew Vu:... u ilari ? imi We,tent ?? Ir? ni Company, resierday.ib revised report of tbe mgineert wat read smladopi ?. ? .,:.?. -now . t ut th?? r ???? tfoiu New-York ?.? liiiff.rio Will be toiiiii'e- d -.vilsln tbt Bel two years. ? d .ii ? ? ii?t lunch In low the orig u il Oosl of any irunk in. ??? the We*t. J. V. Seligmon tint otherOerroanbank? er* boutrht largely for foreign a'?,?, mit. owing to the On lai lo and B'e? ern sii ?restai ? ring with them t it r't'ln of ?l.h-i liplloll III I ',?? Solili Kivr CC?I? niellili ?.mi,?,HIV. ? pi ' unii,? ?? ??? pereeol w.,s bid t r the privilege, ?? Ich Is nini? lenti 35peyceui mi tue Sortii Biver .iii.tno Company' *t??cs. ih?? reason thatthe prtvilegv give une abare or Coustrucllog ?tocktoeacb ? ? 3.:.iiis u, Ontario ami Wesiern. HKl'tiKI OF Uli. ?? ALUNO MASTERS. l'in ?.ahi.?,?'????, G??1>. ;>.?The si?? rial Hasten In tbe ?ase of the Philadelphia . ni Beodiag BallroaO. who were ordere I by Judge McKennan 'ast January to lake testimony ander tira politl?n of the MeCalmonte, eoiieeruliig ibe deferred Income bouds, Died in tbt finid States Cutirl thl? a?ternooa a printed report covering !?3u pates of testimosy. It is prefaced by a slat, nint allowing that upon the cloiin?r of the evi? ti' ne this ?????1. it was si ?i"d by the respective coun -e| niai it had been aure? ti hv them, with til approval of tue Conn, that Ibe Masters should moke no report up ill Hie ? 111 Itili teuer than a return of the BVldOUCt a? token. DECIDING MIAI' A UOA? MI'ST III?'. BOLD. Ku iimon'D, Va., Feb. B.?The cute of the Ailaui? ,Mu*issipplAnd Onto Ktilrood,npea the petition ot ? he company to Iw allowed to redeem the road, ami a-ikiut,- for a ? ? poueineiit oi the siile for ninety day? in oidor to give limo fot us redemption, was resomod in tbe United States Clrcall Court tin? morabas Judgit ?:.I and Hiigbet oree Ided, and Oenerol Bei^jauiin i^, liutler, if ri ouisel tor lb?? petitioner?, having concluded In? argument, llie Court toot a r c M until 1 p. in. Cpnii reasseiuliliug Judge Bond read the declamo of the Court den.? lug ih< prayei ol tin? n? mi ? noi s. aim oooDrming the pievi..u-. order of tbe Court for the tote of the road ou r'ebruary 10. -? t OSSOLI DA l ION MOVEMENT. Huston, Feb. ?.?It it ?uuiouacetl boro thU iifuinooii iu_t aayudicaie reproso?ied by Ueutral Burl has -. ci'ieii tin? rontrolling Intenti lu the Bo?t<m, UooatoTunnel and Western Ballroad I'm?, in eonneo tinn with tin? Syracuse. Cbeuanao and New-York Ball? ? >a ?, tu?? m ibawk ami I. tke Er a Railroad, and the Trov ami Saratoga Spring? 1? illway, ?Till ??? consoli lated luto one coipoiat.ili, ??ilh lite oo|eet of c'iii:roliiii< au lude pendeut through line from Boston io linda.o. BOH IOS ANI? ALBANY DIRECTORS. ??????, F?'l>. 0.?G??? rbiibo) ?ineiiuj,' of the Boston outl Aiiiaiii 1: nir.nl stockholders was held to? day. The lollowitig gtiulleiuen were elected directors! UimrgH i>. I'roeker. Mooee 1>. Kimball, Uoory Ooult, id?? .ini li. Olllett??. .loiin Cuuiiuliia;-. CUarlv? ??. Sar^eut unit Jan.r? A. Kinn: ill. I\IPESDL\U s MIKE AT I ALL RIVER. Fai.i. River, Moon., F.b. 0.??Labor trouble? nr.? hu|>endlug bere again, the mill operatives domaud? leg the resttftttou ot tao l?? per tent taken irom their w i,:?h ?,-? October. Im- demand ?? stade on tiie ground that prlcee of pnut col Us lus iify It. Lai ire moetiugt of weaver? and sminu?-? were held last mgbl to plan a Bourse ol action. A deputation of weavers wtlted on tbe spinners, aud it wa? agreed that a genera] strike of ibe w< overt and spinn? rs shall ml??? place, and that on Sunday tbe time ? u ihestrikeaud the name?ol ibe inllis wucre ?Aork is to In? ?opped are to be alliiiillnceil. .1 DEFAULTER'S VOSFESSIOX. Lbwistok, Me., I'd?, ?.?? letter troni Swan, th?? defaulting town treasurer, to his rutber-ln-low, tinted Toledo, Ohio, ?as icci-ivcti Saturday. Swan, It ta tttd, make? n full roufes?ioii thai be is n defaulter to the town ??? ,t?,???, oiol mat he hat raised03,130 on Ins personal ii"'". i.'.'o'ii In him to persona Woo ibougbt tliej wert receiving tue town'? not?'.?.. S woo ?ays be ata led into ambetltlUg Hie town'? uioiic? bj his losses lu ?took b1?cc? illation?. ^_ l.MiltH AMI? BUADOWa Ot ?'???????-????? INU. V.inty iv. ry pl.iin, .i.cootp.i.ii d !?> a ? rj Pretty '?And now. bow msay siUinga bin? I y^u r? ?nur? of my aioci, Mr. B|?arkt 1 " Our AHi?t (a modest uni musi Inflammable \ outb)?" Db, boi inoro itimi thirty or lori ?, ??? perhaps Hit?, ? ne will say ?i*ty, if you like, or seventy?at ail oVeatt, eighty or ninety at tue utmost, or?" Auuiy?"JUomi lieiivem?! Why you palmed me iu nun |" Our Anist?" Noi Dui 'U really, though 1 Ali, Inn 1 can ?ee at a ulaiice that your niece'? ? xpreealou will ha uartloularlv diftlmili to oatcO. you know I" EDUCATIONAL. INTERESTS VARIOUS SUBJECTS UNDER Discussi SECOND jure ??????? bpTHK ?G?????t??,?^,' iJKPAItTMK.ST'OK THR NATIONAL VDl'CATIOXai AS9..CIATION-PAPKHS ON THK I SlKlCA IIOS' ?.* school STATisncs and wka* pt-scsa is t?G SCHOOL SYst?H. ?' . Tbe annual meeting o -iie Department ot Suns.*, mtendence of tbe Natio Educational As*ociM?n whtcli beean Tuesday evening, was continued ri terday at Association Hall. 8noerintends0- A p Marble, of Worcester, Mass., occupied therha,r ? view of the small attendance, the chairman said |? calling tue meeting; to order, that the body was ? small and deliberativo one rather than lame and p'.piilar%me. owing to th? lon[ distances many superintendents were compelled t? conn. There were about seventy-fivo persona at tho mornine session, which opened at 9:30 o'clock. several of then, vere Indies. Anioni? those present were J. D. Philbrick. ofll<>aton ; J. 1?. WickershanL J. O. WiNon. A. P. ?tone, H. S. Jones, Supera i tendent of Schools, Erie, P? nn.; Ii. G. North?*. \ Aaron Gora, M. A. Newell, State Superintendent of > Publio Instruction, Maryland ; A. F. De State Commissioner of Common Ncliools, Commissioners Pellew and Katzenberg, of thin cityr Ellis A. Apgar, State Superintend nt of Publie 1 striiction, Maw Jstatf ; ?. A. Calkins, John Esto. ' .imi Junes P. Slade, ?Superintendent of Public In rtnittion, Illinois. Tbo exorcises consisted of the ? l-eudinfof papers on stated subjects, each of which was followed by a Renerai discusi?n. The first paper was on " The Unification of S-bool Statistics," by Andrew McMillan. Superintendent of Public Schools at l?tica, N. Y. The spoaker mired the need of gettiim accurato statistics relat? ing to the public schools in the scver.il Sut.??, am? pointed out the lack of uniformity iu the present system. He recommended ? plan which bethought would obviate the existing dinscultie?. Kv marks on this paper were made ' by a. P. Stono. John Eaton, Jolin D. Philbrick, James H. Smart and Jam. s P. Wirkersham. < ?ii the motion of John Eaton the following com? mittee was appointed fo review the paper read by Mr. McMillan : John D. Philbrick, J. P. Wicker? slip in, C. W. Van Collen. A. Parish. J. 0. Wilson. Jumos Ik Slade, W. W. Waterman, N. C. Dougherty and E. A. lliihbard. Tbe following committee w.ij. also uppoiuted to urge the matter of uniform stati?, tics upon Congress: J. H. Smart, A. P. Sioue, Aaron Gore A. f. D? Wolf and M. A. Newell. J. P. VYickersliam next opened the discueeion on, " 1 he Weak Places iu Our System of Publio Instruc? tion." His ?nl'iross was in part as follows: Miinv bave criticised our school sysn ?. Gull flsmil. ton has opi'osed It becaOse. us she term" It, bhs mir,'.? then rs too much ? realisation, too m.ioli machiner?. lint her strictures are not well founded, hhe st.outd rr member that there is a kind of orgnniz uion flint buil.ls up. It in.iv press beavilv, but there muer be a macht?? in education, as tu cverythiug els.?even In immic? Her lunik 1.? weak, und seems to bave been written by soma one who h.id 1 ibid to get a teacher's safa t?llente. [I..m.-lit.-r | Tuen th. r? Is another entic?Richard (?mut White. Who is \\*\ Has h ? iliade a isrsful study of the auh|< it In this coun? try mi.I ubroad t We know .-orni tli.u.. ot him us a philol? ogist ; us scoli, he lute written some ?.ood ? .pei s. ?.ut ?t li ut ex neri?, tien bas be bad lu tbe field of public id struulionl While <.all Hamilton's book Is weak, I have no hesitation In savi'i* that Mr. White's article In The SorVt Smwitim Rrvie* is unworthy of Ito iu. nor Hint of the piibiiualiou in wldcb It appeared. Uui there uro weak places in the sy?t?in. First, sc? cording to my . I? ws, the members of our achool boards sad i-ommittee? do not hive Pinuuii special knowledge ot ?elioni? and achool miinagnuiei.t. They are elected by the p. olile fi.uii ail ut ine u vocations ot life, and are usual.y int.-ili ???ut men, but ibey <l?> not poesesn auyspeclul kuou i-',.? uf school matters. Tii'sisa source of weukness. YuU and I know that t requires study to build a school:.. u-s properly, und tust It isuot ?????G? a matter of putting 119 a pl.e of brisk and asertar without regard te'Sdleimae principles. And yet we have buHdlim golu?? up all esrec tie 1 .inn rv. apparataa and books hointbt at baas hazard. Tbey n.iiflif as well select foo.s for ? dmitet. Tii'-u tbey areintrusied to sel.-ctinx ooaraa? ot slu.lv-one of the uimt important aubjicia ot all to .bal ?Uli. Another weak p'ace Is tbe need of more experts In the profession and closet supervision. There is a need of mots inen who are willing to 0>T0t6 theri.Si-lVes to sch ol supervision. We have ninety-two supcriire d ents m i'eiiusylvants, and yet have not halt ?iioiifn. There Is w nkneea la Out.? iu this respect, mid also ?11 M isaachusetts. Competent sup-rvlsiou la tho rifbt ?nu of the -chool ?vstem. A?a n. tin? -t.uusof theu-aclierisiiot vsry satisfactory. It rcquireeb ich art to teae*i a child? far more even than to paiut a inclure, or toc. d?cl a ntatu??. But bow little preparali?.ur teaeasrs make tor their work; bow villini: ?h V are; liiiw niicertain the tenure of officie: how irequeiitly they chaos?? ?ml how low ?aUrte*. ar.? I Ibe standard ouuht to be nil ?ed. The normal schon, j Should be multiplied, and sal.ine? t?boui l be raised in order that liett-r .cachera might ?>e ??-cured. 11. G. NonbroVi who sta? als?? ?\-?.??t?.?.1 lo this sub? ii that li.? thought inellkieiici? "f Machet? tue cardinal weakness. Tbeachoolssufisrad Irosa rotation in ?ilice through politleal lottueuoee, irosa which the?, s.nmld be entitelv teni"ve?l. As fu e 1 piilsory education, ? ha.? been a mai lud sueee*? .ti ('.unii ci.? ut. 1 he speaker said that lie would ?' 11 sider it worth a Journey to u reunite cunei of ;??? S'.ite to brine a single cliilil into the aohotds. Bin'f ?dilreases were also made by A. F. De Wolf and A. I'.nn-li. J 1 me? fi. Smart offered a resolution "f than!, s ta 1 bornas H. t obb for lus effort? to secure su appro? priation troni t'oiit?ie-s fol the public s.lioois lu lb? District uf t olumbia. and for bise-tort* to sstabliah u bigh school at Washington. Tne n-sulutiou w:ij adopted. At the afternoon session the ?lisru-winn w??.* opened by a pater on " I iie Conservation of Padt> gmtic l!> ??-.?,'' read l>y Charla? O. Thompson, of Worcester, Mesa, One >t ? lie principal usate?, a? said, w.is ibe Insufficiency el the training iu the primary department.- ?d the schools. Much of trust was atudied aliouldbeaimplitt>d and some otnitted altogether, thus eocouragin ? stente? ptohcioncy in wli.it was ft. There ?? re l?y far too in-iny puniis in moat cases, sa evil that could be partly conaxrted by bavins half of thsn attend 1b th.? morning aud the other half in tin? aiteni.'on. The ?cbool-rooiu siioniil not be inailo a ?lay nursery. Iu tbo discussion that followed remark.? were niatie In II. 8. Junes, who objected to \\es? Point being ???.??.? a model, as the condition? were different from those in the public schools. Commissioner Kim;, ?? Richmond County, stirred up a hornet's i.est by apeakinr* despairingly of West Poiut. Mr. Nortliron sprang t.? his feel and said he aid not liko to hear West Point spoken of in that way, as ho tin tigiit the (.?iv? ruinent bad received a rich ret urti ? for tbo expense, ile-1.les, he consul.'red it a go "I model m suine rest -eis, alt limitili ita um: was dillei? ein fr uu that ot tbe hrgh sclmol. J. G. .Murplr. announced himself as a " student of tip? an oi tea h.uit"; he said he was sixty-lwo. ,t?| had lie?>u a teacher since lie was seventeen Ha spoke at KMue length of the need of tukiug imo account tin? nataral beut of children. The ln>t paper was read by H. r'. Hough, of the Depuri ment ol Agriculture at Washington, on " Our Schools and Our Furests." The sp?; ,k?'r sketched the history of the schools of forestry in Europe, and pointed out the necessity ot eletueutarv irainingui thin country, Lecture? on the subject, hoi bought, should lie delivered at normal schools and acade? mic-, and oral lessons taught the children at tho public schools. Ilio meeting wiil bo cntinued to-day. f?enernl (?ni? t is expected to lie pre.x'ut during a part ?>t the alleninoli sCM-liitl. In theeveuiug shout 150 members and invited giieeis of the uasociation partook of a dinner at lielinuui. oV. William IJowd presided lu the ab? sence of Stephen A. Walker, the chairman oi the r.oar.l of I'.diicalion. When the various courses had u. lived ?Hie attention Mr. Dowd called upon the representatives ol educational interests from dihVr cnt States to make sddreeaes, Those wiion'ep.'iiiled ht.? General Es'ou. of Washiugt.ni; Generai W.-bh, president ol the College of the City <>f New-York ; I F Uukorsliiiiii. oll'piinsi Irania : Var?n Gold, of Colorado? M. A. Newell. ot Maryland ; D. VV0I1, ?f Ohio? Dexter ?. Hawkins, of New-York: John D. Philbrick, of MassachiiM'tt-, and J. Beassi PaCS, ol Now-\ork Cuy- ? MIMIC MEMBERS OT THE HOUSE. Tho Literary Society of the Ymmp Men'? Chi 1-1 lan Association is OtM of the heal oiganuation ot un kiii.l iu ihe cuy. It ?? uot a school-boy debating cmb, imi baa tor ns mosl active members yuan* men en ??-? tu professi -nal or luercaiitilo puisulw unit uiore lua.uio than ibose of tho aveiatfo liu-ruiy asessuea at the siKiiti'srccepilou lu the Association ?,.? loi s Tuesday eventos tin? sorci ssnewatmassara? follow? ?l of ? weg ? ??*1"?? of tea Illuse of ?lepreMciitativiH, ine aafefcet for dlsiasetnn arimi the iteauuu lataestaaa com un rea bill. l?:. 8. Miller was spcuker, i?. A. WictiuK, clerk, und M. Orr, seri? an: at-ariu?. fjiirtan Oasita vus cliuiruniu ?if the Committ?e of ihe Whol??. 1.. K. Ondili, as tho member dorn Texa?, ml * duccd the bill: A Firmln, fitiui California. W. ilu.h son. from Vermoiii, and B. Wi.iuinis. fnmi New-Yuk, BUppuHed Ule mensure, ami A. 11. llos-'. tlulU NeW-J.T .H.v. 11. \>. Beckett, troni iihio, (i. W. tMiiueriiid> kc u.u? Miissnclnisets, im.l ?. J. Hush. (Mir, ?Yniisylreina, op? posed it. l'bcre were many ?ood hits at peculiarities ?>i certain legislators, I'm? opponents <t the bill thouitnt that ti.ey Hud earned Ihelr polnl by preveutlDklW favoi? able upon to tbe House hv a largo majority, ali i?ugu their opiioueuts ?????????? secured an adi.niru'oeiit before they weie uble to strike out tUe enacting clause. Ho wns just homo from dancing echool. "Did von niiv.-imomliiuie, uiv little mau I" aeked bla faibcr, "Yea. sir; a reul sood time. 1 dauoed every time ex. cent the lasi." " Aud why not thea I" aeked the father, ?? ileoiuis? Mr. Papauti wouidu't let me, aud it ?iwrlMl mean, for there were two or three emptj girl? G -\ft^ ton Trauaorioa.