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DAN BRYANT.
Reminiscences of the Career of
the Dead Minstrel.
Humor, Manliness, Charity and
G-ood Fellowship Combined.
DAN'S ESSAY AS AN IRISH COMEDIAN
The news of the death or Dan Bryant lias caused
a I-roiotind sensation In alt circles. Theatrical
people ure especially affected by the ?a?i news ol
ihe deutli ol one or the most popular ueu that
tver trod fie American boards, one that always
:ommanded the love uud respect of every one
irou knew hiui. Unselfish. geniai, humorous,
nanly, cntirliable aud kind, the memory ol Dan
Bryaut will last long aud pie-ciuiueut umoug
those of ttie umny honored names that have
crossed the dark river. The latai disease to
which ne succumbed?pueumoula?has had a holo
caust or victims during the past winter. Dan
Bryant's family have been severely visited by
lickness during the last few mouths, and his
learn was a mors sad culmination ot ills than
many households have ever been subjected to.
The career of the deceased lias been an eventiul
one, lull 01 inc aents of the mon interesting kind.
In 1469. L. F. Harrison, then manager of Stein
way ana Irving halls, lormcd an association m
living place called the Westminster Ulub. This
icciety was to continue In existence only during
Christmas week, and Dan was one of its pi omluent
members. A grand supper was announced to take
place at Bryant's Minstrels, next door to the
Academy of Music, and promptly at eleven o'clock
tables were set lor the banquet. About forty gen
tlemen were present. It happened that the clos
ing piece that evening was tho burlesque on
"Lncrezia Borgia," and the scene was set as
usual lor ttie banquet. Alter tho wine had passed
around the sccdc at the back was drawn up, and,
on a sable background, the omiDous words, "You
are an poisoned," appeared, with the usual lurid
stage effect. Kt'lse Seymour jumped ironi his scat
and shouted for tho Corouer, an J Jim Cnstvorui
told his friends to be sure aud give him a good
ivake. Alter the scare was over Dan explained to
the Treasurer of the cluo that the supper was
tiven uy him and that the fend* subscribed lor it
ihould be devoted to the purpose ot a surprise lor
Nelse's mother in the shape of the latest styles or
toilets iroin Stewart's.
Dan was passionately fond or children, and dur
ing the time he was at tho Wesiininsior Hotel he
allowed many sulking instances of such an affec
tion. He brought into that house once a street
band ol Oermans, und, despite the remonstrances
of some of the aristocratic guests, he compelled
the ragged Teutons to play in the corridor. He
then got together all tno children in the hotel and
neighborhood, and, lorming them into quadrille
parties, constituted hiinseli a very efficient stage
manager.
When tho first greftt billiard match took place
in Irving Hall, and lasted until two o'clock m the
morning, the manager. L F. Harrison, was at a
qoandaiy how to get rid ol his undesirable visit
ors. Dan solved the difficulty by cai rymg up to
the bead of tlie stairs leadlug to the gallery a half
dozen empty Uger beer kegs und starting them,
one aner another, dowu the steps. ? very player
at once mopped ms cua aud every oue made ?n
instantaneous rusii for the uoar.
Harrison, oa another occasion, engaged one of
those blatant street bands to serenam- lm muliy
in Irving piuce. i'.e oro they had time to betriu,
however, Dan came along aud pcrnuaded the
leader, wtui a urine, to deter the serenade until
live o ciock tho next morning. The periormancu
took place at that hour, and there was utmost a
riot in that tnoroughiur>*. a remarkable instance
01 u child's idea oi deata is tho retnai k iiiaue by a
flaxen-hatred little lady yesterday who hau seen
tue genial minstrel iu one ot his best and most
popular sketches. She said, "Mamiua, a eat do
you think: Dun iirtant is omhu. 1 wonder it ue
Will sing -Mhoo Fl.v' tor the little angels above."
me ongiu oi Bryants' Miuatreis was peculiar.
In If57 the celebrated Slursti troupe of juvem e
comedians went to C.uiiortim and Australia, uuu
bid ftlecuuui'js' fiatl was tauten tor a brtet M-asin
by the t loupe now so well known la L iDtlou as
tnrisiy's Miustie,s. and tney enjoyed a piotlcsble
run oi business. which was uoanaoned lor the
Luropeau venture. Jerrv aud Dan Bryant hap
pened to bs"u town when the nali became va
cant, to the/ hastily organized a troupe,
wnich included Frendegasi, earroil, Tommy feh,
OriUiiJ, Fox, old i an Kmmett and oti? rs at
lhat time well known in Ihe pio.caslou. Toe
troupe opened in a very modest way. their
posters being iu size noming like the suit* now
used bv manager*, yet their su?-ce-s was fixed
tn-ut the stait lor Hie simple rcisou that tue
bryaut I.routers made eve* act i ell. me tonture
K'liig Dan's "l>suucn of Old Virgiiiny," a uonde
teript ounce by a decrepit old darkey. This aod
the old time plantation melodies given ?>y tue ex
celieut quartet, lUrnisUed the puubc witn an en
tertainment ttiat hit the popu.ai taste, i.ven
Ueorue t'uristy's troupe aud fell's serenade!s
couid not compete witn them, ,or the rea-ou mat
oue had a weakueaa lor negro larcea and tue otner
was too loud oi brass instruuieutalic music.
As soon as Jerry aud Dau lound mat tuey
bad struck the light vein they strengthened
their company iu every departm> nt, and so kept
?n toe louuiost wave ot popularity. Wnen the late
war broke out aud the tricolor rosette appeared
tu every Unionist's buttoinole, Dan placed oue on
the breast ot each member oi bis troupe, and by
that simplo act raised a furore.
Iu those aute beunm days sporting men were
fond of toe minstie.s, and ilius the Bryant brotn*
Irs b-csrno acquaiuteo wuu (tie ' fancy,"ana hav.
,nx abundance of leisure time grew lond ol attend*
Lug prize fighta and trotting ina'Ches. In com
pany wuu rat Hcarn, Tout Hyer, Matt Ooedersun
and men of that ciais both Dan aod Jerry raw
tnaoy a tistic encounter in to* neighborhood of tue
?ity. Wnen Heenan went to Kudand und tough:
gat era Dun went over in company wicb Harry
Fearaon. tho aotur, uau was a spectator ot that
oeleorated struggle, and Ma portrait appears in
toe old umo print depicting toe scene, wnioh waa
published at tue umo. He was warmly welcomed
ty the Ckriaiys aod became prominent In London
?a the irieud au<t i sueuo backer ol toe Ameri
can nog champion, ou on return Dan re
ceived a grand welcome. and his rcappsur
sots with b.s troupe waa a iaeinoraoi? oc
casion in tnoee days. Ween Jerry died Dan
ana Melt continued toe business aud made con
siderable money, though tney spent most of it aa
fast as tney maco it. It was at old Mechanic*'
Hali. sunward a tiatstors, mat Dan formed tut
irUudskip 101 Keiie Seymour, aud thsy produood
the t raves tie ou "Robert Macaire" called uy tuem
?old limes KockS." The meudacitr oi Seymour >a
she Macaire aod Dan as his haif-st'arveu compan
ion cained the town by storm, woile Dan's aoii
?ary une lu bis Dart, "I'm so buugry," became
?ue of tbe slaug phrases ol toe day.
IN X WUITS FACE.
Dan Bryant's orst ap>>eaiance in Irish comedy
Was at the suggestion ot \fr. \\. H. Fioyd, then of
Waiiack's company, und It occurred on the ad of
Iui?, lt>#3, at the Winter Uardru theatre, ou tno
eccasioD ot tue benefit ol toat gentiriuan The
character selected lor Dan's uebut in a wuue face
was that oi iiaiidv Andy, in a dramatic version of
Lover's novel prepared by Mr. Hoyo. The nit was
positive ana instantaneous, ana wubiu twenty
tour hours all America whs made aware, tlr.ougu
ihe medium ol me A-sociatcd fress despntcuRS,
that Dan tiryalit was uu li in comedian ot uuihumI
merit, indorsed Oy tue verdict ol a great Mew
Vork auuience. 'ihls teriormance was repeated
In toe loiiowing prmg at the Academy or .uusic,
tne (ccaslon t)ei>ig a testimonial to Uiyaut
biuiscl, uuder tue management ot .ur. H. ft. Floyi,
and at ?nicb appeared, bcsiac, Mr. Daa feetcnei
lud Mr. Mark Mnttn, witn Miss Henriques. Mr.
Kiuggoid and omer memnets of WailacK'a com
uan'. Mr. Br.vant's success in the deiiueaci >n of
Irisu charactcr was ?oas->uri-a that ue was offered
an enuanement to appear at Wullack's lu a series
oi rei reseuiatious at the ?utum'-r season, und oe
accordingly made liis uow ou Wallack's siuge ou
tne cth o, July, litei, appearing us 11m O'Brien
ua the "Irish l.micr.int.'' and aa Haodv Anuj.
Ibeae plays were lollowed by tue production or
ine -colleen Bawn," with Dan us .Miies-na-i >?p
paieeu, in n hicn he ac'ueveu nnothcr great suc
cess. This. hi? Urst regular engagement, was of
tou weeks uuratioii, curing wmcli the t>uatne~h
was as great aa the best in tne regular season
Hud tuuuced tne offer of nn engagement
lor tbe louowiog summer at tneaams tuaatre and
lor u louger period. Dau, alter a vikit to Europe,
reappeared -t Muli*ck'aon toe i?tn or Juiy. U76, j
aud periormod a moei prosperous engagement ol
aut week*. From tnis, offers .rom provincial
managers in ail parte oi the L'ulted states pouied
in on Daniel, "but his heart was true to 'oura,'" |
and be resisted the tempting offers ma< e by
McVicker audotuer manager*. He piayed ati mar
?hgugament at Wailaca'a during rne summer of
la^o; in lact he was regarded as the nunuai sum
mer siar at that estsbiisument anu proiuced two 1
ue? dramas tbeie, writteu especially lor mm?
'?Bhamut o'orieu." aud the "ueua oi Sliandoo."
' r?"a,s mese i-e inoiuded iu nis reperto??'? ? itory
O'Mote," "ivotic Hoiss oi the Feucors." "More
Bmuuers than one," "Born to uo>>d Luck," aud
toe' lush Lion," But tt waa in -Handy Andy,"
??Irish Lu,i,r?ut," and as Miiev.ia-tiop^aieea
21 ? appeared to greatest aovautage.
He uiau piayeu snauu tne Fost at >ibi0'a on tne
occaaion oi tne revival of "Arraii-na-Fofue" at
mat nouec, He sppeared in irun comedy during
. tie seasons Ol 1SC< ami lsoe in toe different cuiss
l?# Wined States and aito acted in
Dublin and iaverpooi, ms last appearance in
Irish comedy waa tn September last, when Mr.
Toole, hafing met with a severe accideut una betug
unable to ii'ipeur. Mr. Bryant was sent tor and
wave lour periorniaMM, appearing in his lavorlte
enaracters of Handy Andy and tUe Ir.sn Emigrant
. to line houses.
I 'l'nu* nIn lirst and last appearance In Irisli
, comedy was under the direction of Mr. VV. It.
Kioyd, tils most valued irieud, who attended Ulm
dnriutr in-; nines-', uud waa at tnu bedside, with his
I gricf-stricKen wiie, ut the tune of tns death.
YextMH.iv mauv intimate mends ot toe family
j visited the remains 01 poor Dan liryant. To-dav
; all the lrieuds and ucqaiiitan<*es ot the deceased
i are Invite.I t.o fake their last farewell, at his lute
i residence, No. -jii West sixtieth street. The pollco
I niraiigeioents to-day ana ut the luueial to-mor
i row will be in charge ot inspector Ueoran (Hikes.
Tfce pall-b 'uters lect.-u are Judge Uradv, Mr.
W. it. t'loyd. lion. Oakey Hall, James MacQiegor,
I Ilou. U. T. Hrenimn. H. C. Jarrett, Charies White
i (on bohaii of the minstrel profusion), Augustiu
! Daiv, 11. Simpson (Treasurer of Bryant's miu
| atrels) And Vv . j. Florence.
A QKAN'D TESTIMONIAL BENEFIT FOB Mil.
BBYANT's TAMIL*.
A meeting of the managers of all placea of
I amusement Is to be lieia ut wattack's Theatre on
Thursday next, lor the purpose of making an
| organized effort lor the benefit of the family of the
latu Dau Bryant. The following Is the call Issued
by Mr.-Lester Wallack:?
i)K4n Sir?V u are invited to attend a meeting
; ol managers at WallacK's Theatre, on Thursday,
| April 15. at eleven o'clock, to arrange a ueneUt
1 lor the roll?! oi tno lamiiy ot the late Dau Bryuni.
LESTER WALLACK.
There will also, doubtless, be a meeing oi citi
zens at ati early dar, from which a committee
| should be appointed to co operate with the man
agers in carrying out this very praiseworthy oo
l Ject.
i FUNEBAL OF CAPTAIN WILLIAMSON.
A meeting of the Superintendent. Inspectors
| and the captains of the various police precinctB
I took place at the Central police station yesterday
morning to make arrangements lor the luneral of
; the late Captain John J. Williamson, of the
Toirty-nratprecluct. Superintendent Walltngtook
the chair, and Captain Bennett, of the Thirty-iourth
precinct, acted as Secretary. Inspector Dllkes, in
a leellng speech highly eulogistic of tho deceased,
offered a set ol resolutions, recounting the many
estimable qualities ol me late Captain Williamson
and expressive of condolence with the bereaved
family, widen were unanimously adopted. On mo
tion tne Chairman appointed tne following cap
? aiustouct as pallbearers at the luneral:?Caf
lrey ol the Mifh, Kennedy oi tue Ninth, Ullmau of
tuo Tenth, buruen ol the Twelitb, uiouut oi tne
Ninetceutu, Steers of the Twenty-mum, Davis of
t!i>' Thirty -seooud and Bennett or the Tulrty
jourth.
The remains will be escorted from the late resi
dence of the deceased, No. UJ" Greenwich street,
by the pallbearers una a detachment of the police
ioreo of the Thirty-drst precinct, consisting of
lorfy-llve men, to Si. Luke's Episcopal churcn, in
iiudsou street, near urove, arriving there at
twelve o'clock noon to-day. Eight companies of
I po.iee, selected irorn dinerent precincts, number
ing -ou men, v/ill lorm in Washington square ut
half-past eleven o'clock and march thence to the
churcn. w&ere the luiiera; will take place. At
the conclusion or the ceremonies the c. rt6ae will
proceed to n:e Twenty-nurd street leiry. and tne
i remains will be tateu over the Northern New
! Jer.ev Kali road to Oak tlllt Cem-tery, Nyack, N. Y..
where they will be interred. The Superintendent,
Inspectors ana all the captains oi the lorcc not
assigned as pallbearers, and two sergeants irom
e*ca precinct, will act as a guard of honor.
CARDINAL MCLOSKEY.
NO DATE TEX ASSIGNED FOB HIS INVESTITURE.
It Is now decided that the ceremony of investing
Cardinal McCloakey with ins scarlet robes and
berretia shall not tike place on tie 22d inst. Be
yond this nothing lit yet determined as to tho time
of the ceremony. This decision cannot oe re
garded as a postponement In effect, lor it was
never fully determined to have tho lnves:iture
j occur on the 22d lnst. That date was simply
suggested and accepted as a time winch might be
j luvurable. Wheu it was announced by the Heuald
there was immediately a great demand inade for
! tickets of admission into St. Patrick's Cathedral
during the grand ceremouy. This has continued
! ever since, every day Increasing the volume, nua
i tuis is. perhaps, one 01 tue causes wuy thettJd inst.
stuiUKl be decided against. Tne uppneauts lor
1 tickets Have woiuily postered uieclergymen who
are stationed at the CatncdraU For tills reusou it
I is likely tha. the day lor the ceremuny of Invest ?
I tur ?. Woeu it has been chosen, "ill not be mude
public until three or lour days beiore me eveut.
! The purpose 01 thla ,-ccrecy is to compress all the
! trouble of r<*>>>/i' '? > n*r? .us w no desire to sea
tne luwaluure witntn a iew uavs.
i lie Papal envoys leuiatned at nome almost nil of
yesterday. Tne i:uiL threatening weatner deterred
iiiutn lrmii tiiakinir auy trips uirougn our streets
except to go in tne morning to St. Stephen'*
chmon, whore Monsimior Koncettl ;md Dr. Chain
each ccieoruted a tna-a. it Is, 01 course, well
ktiuwu tnat tue Monsiguor la the bearer of the
jtollic lor several new archbishops, among them
tne prelate oi lioston. it was expected that tue
envoys would go to Moston tnis week to present
i tue rboe, but it is now decided that ?Du> will uot
go tuer>! umil al'er <;?ruMuat Meuioskey lias oeen
i lormaliy invested witn bis great oignltr. nm Km
i inenco will tneu uccoinpauv ihein to install the
netv arcnbisnop. ihe euvoys will, however, visit
Baltimore uuriug this week, u time win allow,
between the uxingoi the date of the ceremooy aud
' tlio event tueli.
CONFIRMATION AT WHITE3T0NE.
The Right Rev. Bishop Langtilin, or Brooklyn,
conferred the sacrament of continuation on 100
children belonging to bt. Luke's Catnollc church,
Wnitestone, yesterday afternoon. Previous to
administering the impressive rl?e, which, in the
beautiiui interpretation of the Church, makes
the som an aboi!e (or the Holy Ghost,
, the right reverend prelate delivered au eloquent
address explanatory 01 the august sacrament,
lie conjured ine Children to keep pure and unde
nted thiougn lue the oauirat.on tnat the Divlnn
| spirit tud tuis day deigned to enter. To do this
it as necessary, n? said, to hearten to the voice
I of the Charoh, which is the reoository or toe divine
work; to neap the commandments, and above all
! t? shun bad company, and. like food soluiers of
i Christ, to be tauuiul unto death.
ADIEU TO YAH LEY.
THE DISTINGUISHED EVANGELIST TaEI* XXI
IiEPABTCBE?A EXCEPTION AT TBI CBCBCH
or the Di?omji?ax cmroirrcxATi sxxx
BIT ION or TEMPER.
? large aadience, by far the greater portion or
which were ladies, gathered in tho Chiron of tho
Disoiples, Dr. Hep worth'*, last owning, to take
leave or Mr. Vsrier, ths Xngltsh lay preacher, who
lor some weeks past has been holding a series of
meetings in tais city, on the occasion of his last
appearance prior to hla departure for Bostoa to
lutOl an engagement tn that place. The meeting
was called lor half-past seven o'clock, bnt it was
quite eight beio:e Mr. Varler appeared on the
rostrum. In the meantiiao tne impatience of tee
audience was resirsinod by a voiaotary on the
organ. The guest of tne evening finally entered,
accompanied by Dr. Hepwortu, Dr. Armitage, Mr.
William K. Dodge, the members or the Committee
or Airaugements sn l others. Too services were
opeaed immediately by singing tho hymn com
mencing
My faith look* up to Thee,
Lamb of Calvary . .saviour alvlne.
A few of the closing verses or tbe eigtith c'uap
ler 01 Koinsns were then read by Mr. Virgin, ot
llsriem, i<>;l >?ved by prayer, led by Mr. Campboll,
duriag which Mr. \ane/ leverentiy knelt beiore
his chair, while the others remained tn their seats,
their heads bowed. The nyran commencing
J >*u*. savWar of my tout,
l-cl iue to iliy bosom By.
was then sung. Dr. ilepworth then said:?tTe
have como together to thank God ror tbe work
done in our miast throngu tho instrumentality or
our brother and bid hiiu Oodspeed tn hie lurtber
work iu onr conutry snd a Oodspeed on his way
across the Atlantic. I than* uod that through its
labors among us so many have been brought up
irom tbe vailevs to live tn the belter air of the
mountain; they have left their outden in the
tomb where they iaid the Master; have ascended
Calvary una embraced the loot 01 tue cross. 1
have to tiiMuJ^ our urother lor many things, una
until the ma shall oome we will remember tae
iresune** and beauty oi
HIS LIFE A SO PAITU.
Dot, alter our orotrier has lei r, tne work must
not ami snail uot cease. Let every member oi the
! fhurcB lu the con?re?atiou remember mat Ooa
win can aim to aocouut tor tue worn wmou, oau
be done or one nouie. consecrated heart.
Dr. Armitage men spoke oi the wore sccorn
plisheu ny Mr. Vaney. a layman, a term aud a
character, ne saia. not known in the
i u?si>ei, not wtilott ne nsod m tbe ordin*
i sry conventional sense. The brotaer nai
i wasrn'ueil himself as a minister of tuo
Uas|i?l. Bo ooiui. 000* in hand, as in the primi
I live cnaroa. 1 been gratuwu beyoud measure
at tue vivio enuuciouoii oi his mission to preuch
! tne Uoepei. Be uas uot lound ms authority in |
modern ?t.d scboiaeUc works, bnt iu Jesos sou
I tue prophets?a eenotnul le.son to tho oid pas?
toft, ice people don't need this sensational j
I preaching, and though they want it no good r?
I solts from lr. Ii a mau is a minister 01 the Gospel
Jesus ana his resurrection la the theme tney
should preach irom .rear alter year.
PAYISfi I UK KXfEKSBS.
Some tluic was then taken up in raising $soo,
the amount necessary to liquidate tuo mdebted
! rics of the Committee 01 Arrangements. which it
was thouvii! desirable iuiuuM be setled belore
Mr. Variey left, in the meantime nr. Armitatre
1 staled wnat nece Mr. Variey'* mtea
' tions ta the intare. He iroes hence,
(aid the Doctor, to lioatori, where he will
remain two or ttiree weeks, mid tnen proceed
to Quebec, where, alter remaining a wee.K, be will
take a steamer 01 the Allan Hue lor Great tlrltuiu.
Iliscnureii in London nan oeun enjoying a special
Hisason or prosperity iu lus absence, thus showing
that tue biessiug ol God res is upon him in adoub.e
way.
A lew remarks weri then made bv Dr. Ander
son and William K. Dodge, alter wbicn Mr. Hep
wortii announced that $Ksj bad been raised and
he thought it woulu be well to sing the doxology.
Praise Ond, from whom ull Dleasluir* how,
which was done with eut&asiasiu. Dr. 'l'yng here
appeared on the rostrum, and, in response to an
invitation, made a short address, bearing tils tes
timony to the power 01 tue unaided Gospel in New
York, if the clergy und people will stick to that
it will capture tbe city. I have never known a
more spiritual, proiouud feeling than exists here
at present. May God give the people tue mind to
work.
Mr. Uepworth then announced that in contin
uation of tue meetiugs tnure would be liibie
readings in Dr. 'lyng's cnnrch every afternoon, at
lour P. M., by Messrs. Logan ;iud Bayard o( London
and preaching in the same place in the evening.
.Services will alsq tie held In the Church or tue
Disciples at eigat In the morning aud eight in
the evening, aud all are cordially invited to attend.
MR. VABLBY
was then presented to tue audience and pro
ceeded to make one or tils characteristic ad
dresses. lie had hoard much of the worldliness
01 the Church in Xew York, and so had deter
mined to preach Christ and Hint crucified only,
the insinuation being thai he had a large stock ol
something eise on baud had tie cnosen to
draw on It. He had Ignored denouilnanoualisni.
and would be happy to be regarded as a protest
against a division in the churches. In the course
01 Ills remarks Mr. Variey took occasion* to have a
fling at the newspapers, in whicii he manifested a
feeling which certainly was not Love. Religion,
ne said, was not that Mipsnod thing the news
papers make If. The reporters sit down
AT ilOMK ualk dkunk
and write out sermons wmcn they put in the
mouth of the speaker they pretend to report, aud
bo tell the most uamnuble lies m the papers. "1
know of reporters who were called on to report
sermons, wuo have never gone neurtne place at
all." iiere he glanced at a lew representatives of
the press, seated belore him, as tliougu considera
tions of extreme charuv only prevented his re
turning to his original occupation as a butcher.
'There Is no leading paper in the city,"
he continued, "that touches the vital prin
ciples of religion at all. An ungodly reporter
will show the wickedness oi ins heart in ins re
port, aud misrepresent you as he has done again
and again." Having tnua punlsued the pre.-is
of the city lor their criticism he exhorted his audi
ence to give their hearia to Hun who when re>
viied. revuod not asrain. and bade them adieu.
EPISCOPAL CHURCH CONFERENCE.
DISCUSSION ON THE EXTENT OF ALLOWABLE
DIFFERENCES IN CHtJECH TEACHING AND
PRACTICE.
At tbe regular Church Conference, held in the
chapel of the Church or the Incarnation. corner of
Maalsou avenue ana Thirty-linn street, yesterday
aiternoon, tne Rev. Dr. Cramer was made chair
man, and atter the usual reiiglous exercises "The
Extent or Allowable Differences in cnurch Teach
In* and Practice" was announced as the subject
lor discussion. Dr. Thompson, who wished to be
regarded as holdins a briei upon that side of the
question, and not as naceasarlly expressing his
own views entirely, toot the ground that there
should oe no difference In the teachings what
ever. Tho Church had been established udou
earth and given a story to tell, it was not
responsible lor this story; It came from Clod; no
one might add to it or take fiotn U, and U the
Church dtases to have tleOnlte and established
teachings it may be a body corporate, an associa
tion or society, but It is a church no longer. This
was a matter which concerned the parsons alone.
Tuev tiaa started a.l ths heresies or the world;
the laity are always orthodox; the laitU which
was taught to their fathers Is sumcient lor tnem.
' and tn?y desire that their children should be in
1 strutted in the same. Tho sweater thought all
heresies in the world Had originated in an at
!o exolwn the doctrines: un attempt to ,
Villain the mult? resulted in Arianlsin, aud ?imi
1 fir I'aJiulta had lollowed iho effort* to explain toe
i ^wrnent and the incarnation. In this country I
1 we D*ve m?rVncQNt.a*i? bel,?.o*9. !
' Tnnre Is no peop.e the e<iual oi ours for invent
1 luif reunions, and the Whole boundless Continent |
J'L ?? llo .t lu. But tne huinuii tciud is not
mi lulled witn tue religion tnat had its origla the i
. ue'ure vesterdav, itased oa me resolution oi ,
^ Joinmittee. I hi* ueoplj want something deflnite,
: tftisitiice lias couibat'eu every other loiuioi re
in; loti \U"iucr dAUgiT til vacutiutf tue groanU.
To?? tt oSe Caurc . whica doe. nut do misand
I rxVmple^V^eSt w? MSflSr story,
! aufnorityf sucn as is louna in the teachings of the
Chureu. kev R u MKfrrax,
who lollowed stated that, notwitnstanding what
lun J a me n t a 1 Aor 4 cat-0; loal" "pom ts ?upon whlchall
in?ri?tia.uM necessarily airree; oeyond these the
iinririnea of tno Courch oiten ilnd no direct war
rant in toe Scriptures, but are laaierln.orreO;
sr?r."u" sss&????&?
flud vea? m taa ttacaing of JQ^puipit.
n,f,n?ht thi lantuda aTtowad in the Ctiorcn waa
i??S?^2?i?Ii?raaf A man might now ao almoei
? *???' ? ht aai'd and no one would interfere wita
IW rn* SiInoDi wouid aoy, perliapa, it waa
aMtarSlftot?nn.rt^aMra fol'.owedafier lutaamg
u, wuoul tha coniaronoe aojoamed.
PRESENTATION TO BISHOP TOZEB. ;
Teaterday morning the Right Rav. Bishop Toaer,
laie Lord Bianop of Zanzibar, waa tua rectplentofa
very agreeable teatimonlai from the chorlatera of
Trinity chapel, in tnia city. Tho offering, in ap
preciation or tha reverend jientlemana many
estimable qualities, waa in the form of an eie
?antiy carved and eojrruved iirer card-case,
bearing tne
1~~huTht RKVKRKXD BISHOP tozkr. \
j From the Ottoriatera of Trinity caapel. I i
i j?ew YorK.MJ*'.
^^iVboIT''l^/'er''has resitted in wow Vora for tce
l.iiVear ana a hair, durina which time he becam?
n"i.u!te and popular will mo members or me ?
ii ir who have complimeuted him by this proof
- ?n.tr?,teem to-day ne taites his depnrtoie
for Canada, on a visit to limhop Medley, alter j
which no will proceed to huglauJ.
NEW YORK PRESBYTERY.
The Presbytery of New Yor* I* the largest in the
denomination in the United States. It represents
40 cnurches and 133 mluistera, whether ?Uh the
elders irom the churches, which would mane ita
n.emner#nip But scarcely one-third of thla
number ever attond us aesatona. Ita aeml-annual
wssion yesterday waa attended more largely than
uniai, there being about 100 persona preaent.
Among the lop.ca of interest presented was a re
nort from the Preabyterian UoepUil, wmch snowea
tne wura mat It naa done and la doing la thiacity,
aud that Ita naeiuiaeaa la Umlted ouiy by Its capa
oitr Dr Braaa. of P-.tiadelpola, addreaaed the
Presbytery oa tM Wltherapooa Centennial monu
ment. aaking the cooperation of the Pre?oytety in
raiaing a propornoa of the ?T0,030 whioa le ex
pected to be paid i?r taat monumont. A
tola member promptly aroae after Dr. Breed, and
oi tnU riMBTTiar aoiimT ii>olat?t
in every lorm .ne body now decline tba invitation
of tbe Presbrtery of Philadelphia, but tcii mo
tion only eieated a rippie of laughter, after which
Mother motion was
iiu^calilnf or ine appoinMnpnt of aPoom,niitee of
?^l?m?Mona for delegate# to the General Aaaem*
Ul?, "wen meeu ia dave.and, Onio. next u>oaui.
were made ana their election wan flxeti for this
morning. a case oi destitution of a Presbyterian
church in Lone iree. Kansas, was presented by
I)r. S. I. Prime, anil the Presb>tery granted a bal
ance of whlou remains in hand iruui the
Otiicano Relief l und to this church. Reports of
tue .state of religion in the ie?p?M!TI cuurene*
were given oy most 01 the pastors and elders
! present, irom which it uupeared thai a iew or
I ihetn tiad met with marked sue. ma durlug ihe
I past Presbyterwt year. Among ilie items of In
I tcrest onveu in tbeae reports wo ).'leaii the loiiow
1 ii.g:?lu Canal street church lour were received
i last Sabouth, and an increasing lnreiest is ob-ser v
; able In the Subbath school. Twenty-live have ;
j united with the Central church, about naif
| of them on proiession. The congregation
i has ;jald oil' a mon ?ajre that tested on
| its lots mid redncud m $12,000 mortgage on its
building by nearly $4,000. Ti>e additions to the
Church 01 ibe Covenant have not b. on as Urge us
eoulu have been wished or expected, nor have the <
collections been us large as in lormer yearn.
PI FTII AVK.NIK ClU'KCll HAS OVKH KI.KVl.N HL'N- !
DBKIJ ilKMIIKIl.-,
and the size of the congregations would neees-i
late an enlargement oi then butldiui; or a new
oue. The.v expect to go luto their new ediQcc I
next mouth. They regret to leave Nineteenth
street; but as there are so many Presbyterian
' churches iu that viciuity the peopio will noi be
neglected. Next luesday the Fourth avenue
cnurcli will celebra e the lirtietu auniversary oi |
the Hleecter street church, whose successor it is; i
?_M nave been added to the Harlem church during 1
the vear. out us pastor bus been sick lor some '
mile, aud that nas retarded their progress. The t
Madison street church has a good sab.ath school |
and uav school. Tne pastor oi the Murray linl i
churcu lias been and Is still quite slclr; 50 have ;
united with tiie North church during me year, anu ,
Us revenues have increased also; between 30 and
40 were received into the Scotch church, most of
them irotu tue Sunday school. Tne cnurcli of the
and Land uas contributed J'.'.SOO to its own
support during ihe y ear, aud Ou have united with
ilio church, 10 oi whom jolued on last Sabbath.
Bhiion (colored) ba/existed here lltty-two years;
r has received 12 0.V proiasslon aud 5by letter and
has 130 persous in its sund iy school. Its present
pastor, Dr. Uuruett, has known it lor lorty years,
aud it was never in more periect harmony than it
is now; but its success m the mture depends
upon us gettiug Into a house or its own. It is
now worshipping in a hall in Sixth avenue. Thir
teenth street church begins to leel the pressure
oi being "down town" and the centre of
A UXOL'P OF THIRTKKN PRESBYTERIAN CHURCHES,
whicti can be reached by live minutes' walk in
any direction, its pews have not been rented this
.year as largely as usual, and us linauces have
laden olT thereby. The University place church
haa added 120 on proicssion anu 00 or <o by lei ter
to its membership; 50 have been addeu to the
Forty-second street church. The Westminster
Presbyterian cnurcli haa a mortgage debt ol $5u,u00
resting ou It.
The Foreign Mission committee made a favor
able report. It Das received an aggregate or
$;S86,000 during the year, $31,342 or which were
legacies, rue treasury U likely, however, 10 oe in
debt $:'.0,000 ou the lirst of Mav. The lloiue Mis
sions are not so well cared Tor uud ministerial
sustentatlon has a hard time of It. Tue old
chur<yi in Forty-second street having leit their
buliiiiug, wnich is to be sold, will be disbanded,
and Dr. Hastings will give letters to the members
to join other cnurcnes.
THE METHODIST CONFERENCE.
Focuhkeepsie, N. V., April 12. 1875.
The Methodist Conierence reassembled promptly
at nine o'clock this morning, the attendance not
being as large a: the opening as on previous days.
The Committee on the Bioie Cause presented a
report, which v as adopted, in which the Con
ierence pledged itself to renewed energy in press
ing the claims of the American Bible Society.
Dr. KeeJ, or New York, Secretary of the Con
ference Missionary Society, addressed tae Con
ierence upon the indebtedness of that organiza
tion. Tne expenditures, he said, bave been con.
stantly lu excess or receipts. During the drat
year thirty new missionaries were sen: out, and
Arizona, .Mexico, Jap-in, Italy, China, India and
buigaria weie opened up. Prosperity crowned
tue work, and tuere were revivals everywhere.
They have been wonderful. In Norway and
Sweden men were raised up as missionaries
on the s|.ot. All this caned lor increased
expenses. None of tne embarrassments have
beeu irom adversity, but irooi the answering of I
the pravers oi the cnurcti. Tne expenditures i
would have been met, but ihe financial crisiseauio
and uinueieu. Tnere could bo no retrenchment,
lor the men that ?eie saved had to he neld urm.
i here was u decline in the Coniereuce collections
duiuur tne past, year or ubout $l.;o>.
The committee wilt nioet next November
and be compelled to race this state or hi
lairs. Thv question win then be, snail the
missionaries be withdrawn or hImU we
hold tncni as they are ? The Presbyteriau
Board or Missions raises (1 33 a member, i
but the Metnodist raises only lorty-mree i
1 cents per member. The speaker was ilrm in i
uis views against any luriuer diminishing nm- |
> sionarv appropriations. Tne appropriation the ;
; ire v-u". joe.r are ou a tj*sls oi $s>20,ooo. It reqnire*
; |7oa,ooo ior the work the committee has marked
out.
Others addressed tho Conierence upon the snb- I
Ject, lnciudiutr Biauop Ames, Messrs. w. C. >nntti.
! SutifoMi and Ferris. ?
Dr. Nelson, oi tne New York Hook Concern, said ;
the sales oi tiie Concern iu books aud periodicals !
las: year exceeded me sales oi tue piet ions year ;
to U.e aiuouut oi $T5,00i. Ail the periodicals dur- i
inu tne year nave made a handsome advance in !
in. -ir circulation. Tue Sunday School Advocate has
130.000 circulation. He urged the reading oi tne
ouartertg Review t>y every member oi the New
Yor* Conierence. and next in order comes tne 1
chrm'tuH Adcocat '. which nas a r>u,ooo auoscrip. ;
lion list. D riii^r the year tue Book Coucetn pub
lished 2s0 new books, besides a number ol tracts ,
ami pamphlets.
A communication irom Vassar College was pre.
sented mvltiug tho Conierence to visit the col
lege, which was accepted with thauks, alter which
tne Conference adjourned until to-morrow moru- <
lug.
THE SCHOOL FUSION QUESTION.
SOLUTION or THX SECT AS IAN HI STEM IN
THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS?DETAILS OF THE
POUOLIKEJiiMIE PLAN?ACTION OF THE BO ABU
OF EDUCATION OF THAT CITT.
POPQHEEEraiE, April 12. 1875.
Toe Method 1st Episcopal Conference, which U
now in session here, are to discuss to-morrow the
mooted question of catholic and public
schools. Additional interest is given to this
diaousatoa by the fact tnat this dtfflouity
bus been solved to the satisfaction of both Prot*
test ants sod Catbolloa by the Board of Education
of this c.ty. It Is known popular!/ ss the "Pough
keepwe plan," and. thus lar, has worked out well.
The pun whloh wu adopted about a year and a
hair ago is M roiiowi:?.
The lou edition of the plan is not a compromise,
but in isot a complete surrender or the school*
iuimeny in charge of the cathoiio Cauron to the
con crol or the Board or koacatiOB. At ttrst it was
proposed to establish conditions aa to teach
ers, Ac., bnt the Board thought tney had
bo legal right to agree to conditions af
leotiug one or more acnoois sod not tne
reet. i&ey, therefore, said to the priest un<i hla
people, "i am over to aa vouv achoji nouaea and
your ohUiirca: trust ui and we wilt treat >ou
rainy." Alter aome nsaitauoa taey concluded to
do so, and isaaea their bcuoo: ctLiaings and lurnl
lure to the Board of fiduoation tor a nomiual
sum lor ten years, trie ouiy proviso being
that either party might terminate tne
lease at tne end of any achooi year alter
givlog tnree months' notice, toe Board of Edu
cation next examined tiio tcachera wtio nad beeu
in coarire oi tno acnoois. :?tid nndliig tnem quail
fled to teach reappointed them anu added to their
manner other*, sil oi wnoin hare passed tne usual
examination, stand on tne kjiuh looting,
ana are cuoject to the same rates as teach
era in ma otner pubtlc schools. In select
ing these teachers respect has beeu snown
to the preiereoce-t of the C.r holies, bit mere nan
been no dictation oi api'Oiniuieuts. aud tne
Hoard i# rree to deal with them as It choose*.
Tney hare attended the teachers' institutes, and
are among the most eager to embrace every op
portunity to periect themselves m *ue knowl
edge oi their proiension. appearing to tate
great pride in making ttieir schools ioi:y equal
to any onion in the cltr. lne next ques
tlou was as to text books, and these were
made to conform to those in use iu the ot.ier
itciiools. At first this complete Change caused
some?dissulsiaction, out the people were induced
to ate that tne Board required it only because it
was tieiieveit to u<; for tue i>eat interests or the
children, and tney procured tne new books cheer
ruily. Dr. HCft*ee o ey. altera careiut examina
tion oi tnem, declared nisopimoa that the cnange
wsn greatly ior the better.
Tie public acnools in this cur are of tour
grades?introductory scnoou, primary acnoois.
grama jr schools and llign School. l n ? cny is all
ooaaidered a? one district, au>l children aid
alio wen to atrend any actiool they ?<r their parents
preier or tae graue which tseir attain neat* came
them to be assigned to. provided tnere la room,
in What wers lorwerly the Oatuolic schools
are embraced tmee grades ? introductory,
primary and grammar?and as a matter
of cuoice tue Catiioiio cbiidteu a* a iu:e atieod
tnere, wni.o the Protestant children go ewewnen.
Tnere are, however, a numoor oi cEcepttons on
both sides, Catholics finding it more convenient
to go to other acnools and Protestants going to
them. Aa they pass ocyond tne grammar SflSOol
tney all go together to toe High School, In winch
some of the ongateat poptls are irom among the
Catuohc children.
i here is no religious instruction during school
hours: but in the lormer caiholn aciiuoia aud iu
tno mgii sonool, wmcu is taagar by a Proiestaot
clergyman, toe teucuer and sum scholars aa
choose to do so remain alter acnoOi is dmrmsaed
iu the afternoon tor religious exercises, tne
builuiuga swollen of aie used by tuo Hoard
ouly tor aotiooi pn'poses, the Catholica retaining
cou'roi oi tuem when ecnooi is not in eesstou. this
enables them to meet in tne evening* and at
otaer times oe they cnoose, aud we oetieve they
iroqnentiy do so, \.ben, oi coarse, the services are
entiraiy under their own control and independent
of aijf rtus or rsatmtioa imuosed ur tae Bowa.
THE COMl'M POISONING ClSE.
CONCIA'SION O* THE INQUEST ISTEBWT1MO
TESTIMONY OF DI13. AQNEW AND SQUIBB
VERDICT OF TUB JURY.
Yesterday ulternoon tho inquest wan cotic'tulen
touching toe peculiar circumstances attend
ing tue death of tlto late Professor Ired
erlck ff. Walter, who died from the eilects
of poisoning produced by wallowing largo
doses of conium, or extract or hemlock.
which be took to alleviate a nervous facial ailec
tiou iu which he had long been subjcct. The par
ticulars of the case Have alrea.ly appeared in the
IIebald At a quarter-pant three o'clock .vcntei
day aiternoon. sevor.il prominent physicians being
present. Coroner .Simius, M. D., resumed the lnvos
ligation.
TIIE POST-MORTEM.
l)r. J. C. Shaw, who made the post-mortem ex
amination of the body of the deceased lu con
junction with Drs. llell and .iegur, testltled: I
made a post-mortem examination on tno body
of Frederick W. Walker ou April c, 1S75, in
presence of Drs. Wells, Himms, Jsegur aud Drake;
iu the brain was a good deal of venous congestion;
folxceicbri slightly thickened aud opaque on Its
anterior portion; arachnoid and pla mater \cry
much thickened and vascular but turning readily |
irorn brain substance; curra cerebri sllghly ,
soft, right cru? tore in removing toe braiu |
owing to Jtn softness, aud presented a dis
colored appearance; right vertebal artery much
longer than normal, ana undergone calcareous
and atheromatous degeneration; basilar artery
larger than normal, with calcareous aud ather
omatous degeneration; post cerebral and midd.o
cerebral both uudergono calcareous ana ather
omatous degeneration; these changes In which
vessels extended to the smaller divisions or the
artery; a small lorelgn growth found ou pla
mater, Just at commencement ol the cumecere
bro ptincta vasculasa, not more than normal;
, cliorld piexus very vascular and thickened; other
wise the brain appeared healthy; the weight
oi itio brain was ttfty-sevoa ounces; the
lungs were very much congealed, being lull
of blood; I do not mean hypostatic congestion:
tliey were exceedingly solt, and lu placos torn
durluif their reniovalTthe heart weighed nineteen
ounces; valves perfect; not the Bllghtest rougn
neas ou the walls of the hears; the abdominal
viscera were louna sound; in my opinion the cause
of death was poison by coulum; ho died from
i asphyxia from sutlocatlon; 1 did not use the
1 microscope in the course of my examination;
couul not make any luierenco as to the length of
time the poison nad been operating before death;
without knowing that conium had oeen takeu I
could not have known that doath was caused by
that poison; I have never used conium myself,
nor have I watched any patient to whom It baa
been administered.
TESTIMONY OF DR. AQNEW.
C. R. Aguew, M. D., being recalled testified as
follows: ?I wisq to state mat tno extract mat was
usad at my ofllce by or. Webster was the extract of
conium leaves, so stated to me by the apotuecary
who filled the prescription; 1 And this on inquiry
Irom toe chemist, "mat extract made from the
leaves Is weaser than tnat made from the Iruit;"
deceased was told that by going to Dr. Squibb he
would get a stronger preparation, as tnat which
lie had been taking evidently haa no effect; they
nave in the use of such drugs such aata as the
dispensatory would give, also the literature on
mat subject and the experience of Dr. llarley, of
1 ondon, as to the strength and the amount ol the
doae to be taken; I nave haa no opportunity since
of irvlQg wh.iiier the conium ne took at my office
was uiert; 1 nav^ never experimented with it on
tue lower order of animals.
DK. SOIMBH'S TESTIUONT.
Dr Sauibb ihen read a very lengthy paper on
Hi,, ca-e. lu whicu he asserted the opinion that
conium was not tue cause of death, but beart
mintuig iae Doctor could not account .or u
action <>r the deceased lu am:cgarding his (Dr.
Squtob's) directions iu tauus two doses u>"'e
thai, ne prescribed. He read, in substance, an iol
lows:-lue Urst and only time I saw the deceased
whs ubout ha f-pasi two o'clock ou Saturday ui er
moi, VurilU.li>75; he told me hut name was
Wnlker and tun he had been sent by Drs. Aguew
and We'oster wiiii a written preacrlpilou ana with
Huecial luHtructioiirt to aee uie perrfODif.ij uivd trust
MS menage <o no one ei*e: no men told me ue
had i>eeu loug affected WHO involuntary contrac
tus soonim^ lace and eyes: nad tried, uuauc
i-ftiiUlly many plans ci treatment; ne said tna.
Dr. AgnJw had giveu him fluid extract of conium
iu Dr Aguow'd office so a* to
WATCH TUB U>FECTS;
had given him lour oo^es at intervals of about
Hall an hour; the nrst three doses consisted ol
ii^rrv iirons eacn and the ia*t dose of sixiv drops,
mak.w iw dtopa in an ; this. he told me. had beeu
wimout any smsioie effect on him, and
tnat Drs Agnew and Webster had attributed its
want oi enect to tue bad quality ol the medicine;
he ?old tue tnat they had sent hint to me to try to
Iret ioiue ol better quality, which m.gllt be
stronger and, therefore. directed bun to tike par
ticular iusi ructions from uie iu person as to how
uiucn to take, and how oiteu to repeat the do.-o
ana to ioIiow my instructions closely; he presentod
me ure-icriptiou to me. and i saw it called lor
one ounce of fluid extract ot conium;
l told him tnat I could not supply Iiis prescrip
tion uostalrs wu?re we were, and asked turn to
n turn m the office, where u would ue put up lor
nim - I men gave nltn, verbally, the directions to
tAke everi hail Uour liny imuliui of toi.n fluia ex
tract oi coulum seed that he would get at the
. uutu he should feel some effect irom it, I
^auonCedana' mat'0'whence mi.JTr
taking "t". CmffineUheb,>shomSaUi?onp mk
\ considered Mr. Walaer'a condition
to ue o'ac well adapted to realize its good enects
. #h? mpiticiut* tod wm not ftt iii lurpriicd
r???nr^wsbst? aud Agniw wished to use it in
hi. c^s; now mr?rVku5w the mil hi.tory of h,.
<ii?oane i suouli have oiamed ta-'tn nad tboy
disuiissed it without using th# temady} I anew
wJu mat iwii dealiag with a potent mtdemaa.
but one wMch 1 did not then, and
DO sot SOW COJ191DK8 VIBT DIADtT
or daniferout * from toe laot tnat ttto decaaaad Md
iu.i??a V nioasrat? ciusutuy of tnemadicme ois
nensed uoasr too "arne name, and wmon should
{? .? h?#n oi tie same strengta, I innrrad tnat
was not very V?u?itiv* to tot effects ol thia
dru^ and attributed the want Of ttte effect to tM
Si."? oi uoio ss well aa to the inferiority
Ol uuaiitj i thii luuuoea me to iu crease taa doia
JruSi toe uniertain quantity of 40 arops tttt*
SZanite auantity of miulms; tlieo,
Suiowing well tuat me eiteott of this mediclna ato
Sifoiiut and DA*s OH entirely wuuin a
few? onrs, aud that a decided effect was necaj
i,;v tn th!? uaftiCular use of tna orug, l aauerad
to me same interval of naif an noui'etwesntpe
doses mat bad oeen adopted by Dr. WeDster, I
auo itnew that any possible effect from that which
Sa had take" in Dr. Aanew's oftlce, must, by lapse
oi itaie have passed off oeiore tie could begin upon
me new^ portion; ..ad he loliowed the a.rections
laave rum nr. Walker would never navo taken
tifa lecoud dose, rnuci less tue third one. although
had I oeen present I should probacy, or a.mo.t
certainly have jriveu hlia too second one; ne. how
ot(.r acted as thougn he believed bis advisers
were timid and overcautious, and as though
*e was al*sat,?fled w.tn the effeci. wn.ca
hfld been ikscribed to him. ana was
HfPKlog -otne ideal effects of HI* own: It is^a well
kiio?vu cnuracteristic oi tnis medicine that it do*a
notln-mrb me intellect, and ss u iP.ain irom
ws detailed accouuts oi himseii while onuar its
Influence tout it did not disturb h.s intelligence;
if m* niiiiim me?sura be uayiluns like correct
THB IK>SK UK TOOK WAS SOT A I.AltO* OMK
and tue cases uyou record wnere conium baa oeen
most " ucctesiulin overcoming muscular spasm,
avV on the average, oecu treated b? dose, niactt
larYen a prom.neut physician In ih.sc.ty uad a
caae in wblcn a wom?n tooa aixty minims or more
oi Mils "ame preparation every lour hours
until nine or teu uoses had beeu taaeu.
wuh profound intoxication, but w.tn seiety;
doies ui sixty minims are commoo. wdi.e
larger ones are not uncommon aud often
necessary: these circumstances make ?
ooub'iui toonv mind -netner i>r. Walker died
f", . . ,.it#ri> oi coniom atone; the testimony
(ii ml* wii? in d to th<? inauuer of tin deatu
convmTes i .e tna. he died irom what is called car
m?. svneope or heart lalntiug; I nave no doubt
teat contum caosed tais Heart fainting; I nave
some douut wnetn?r this quantity oi con.urn
couid nave produced heart faiuttng in a oealtuy
tiem t lu my otuer way tuan as a pore accident,
? meV couid no more nave neen loreseeo man the
accidenf ay wnlcn ne nearly lost his Uie when run
.'^i?s'ates Dispensatory clbei not oon
taiu inn nuid extract oi couiom seed, bot doei
Ifintain a weaiter preoaratloo ol the leai of me
man? oi ihlou it gives too smail a doea to be of
any service; physicians ?au tievor be praotl
catty accurate or saie in preacrioing doses by ,
drouDltig; I don't imow tnat 1 ever heard of i
tue a^adustt or measure* of a pharmacist having
be?a legally exainlnoa lor acouraoy. ,fc-_
Charles U wam-r, a son of ns aeceaicd, than
testified as to the oiroumstaaoea surrounding uie
lather's ueatn, as already published. Coroner
s?iuiins charged tna Jury oriafly. They tnan raiurau
to deliberate.
TUB VEJtblCT
or toe Coroner's Jury waa as loUows:?"We find
that the said Fr? terick w. Walker oame to nie
death ou April 8.1S75, at So. IWJ Btate street, by
the medical use oi tna fluid extract of
contum. r'irtt, of ttte extract of tue lo**?*
lso drops, ontalnad irom Caswad A Uniard*
haw York, prescribed aud administered iu jour
doses of eft w, a? and 90 nara
about baat an hoar, id Dra. 0. ft. awnaw and nana
Webster without anr apparent effect. Second,
alter au interval or lour Lours, br abeut 1JJ
minim* of tbe fluui extract ol ionium seed, pre
scribed br ttie smd Drs. Agnew uud Webster,
dispensed and direction* tor taking liven by Or. K.
K. SqillbD vof hid own ui.inuiMcture), in three
doses 01 50 minima esjn, at intervals o( about nail
an hour, and that the deceased suddenly died 111
about one hour and u hall alter taking the
third do*e. Moreover, we tlud triat iroiu some in
appreciable course to us, tne medicine acted wim
extraordinary potency. In witness whfnor we,
tne stud Jurors us well ;.s the Coroner, have U.
this inquisition set ou. hands.
A. N. Bell, M. 1?., No. lis Clinton street; William
I'.I.tbbv, No. <8 First place: Albert Vickers, M. I).,
??!')7 Clinton ?lreet; If. D. Whitney, No. 10 Pojiar
street; ?. W. Moore, No. 310 State street K. A.
Hegur. M. I).. No. 'I Sidney place; William Kicnard'
son, No. lMsixtn avenue.
HKNKY C. .SIMMS, M. 1>., Coroner.
THE NEWSPAPER OF THE FUTUKE.
(From ttie Philadelphia 1'ress, April 9.]
if journalists regard the marvellous advertising
paironaae of the New YORK Herald with any
natural twinge ol Jealousy they must also dud la
It a very puzzling problem. The lU'RAi.D la alrnosi
daily doing all that U possible wl'n the present
form of newspaper. The quadruple sbeet, nol
long atfo looked upou as a wouder, Is now round
too sma:l lor Its Sunday Issue, and while addi.
tlonal pages are added for that edition, It Itself U
begfnmng to appear during the week. It Is easy
to believe uuJ we must accept It as a fact thai
even with these massive newspapers the Hkrai.d
cannot at all times And space for all the
paid matter offered' It. It mast be borna
In mlod, too. that tbe demands whica
make necessary those books of newspapers are
not unusual or occasional calls lor space by great
advertisers, but tne regular dally custom, mainly
short carjs. Do we not see that after a while,
and not a very long while either, the Herald will
have exhausted the capabilities of Its present
form, and tbeu what is 10 be done ? Already tb?
Herald la clumsy. It Ins beoome a newspaper
one can no longor neatly told for ins pocket* It is
an actual bundle of sheets. Tnere is, Indeed, a
temporary remedy at Its hand?to Increase
tbe price of its advertising. But tbat
would be only temporary. The public would
soon grow accustomed to sucn increase,
and tbs demand would be as great as ever.
What is lelt in so great degree by tbe herald?
tbe lack of sulllciont space lor tbe matter whlcQ
makes a newspaper i.osslble?is experienced ire
quently br nearly all tne newspapers or our larirt
cities. To priut at au hazards tnat by which a
newspaper lives is to omit tbat without wblcti it
would die. In otner words, if news is excluded to
make room lor advertisements tnere will shortly
be no advertisement?, lor tho clrcu atlon which
brings them will disappear.
The Herald Is undoubtedly the greatest news
paper of the world, and to Uie Herald we must
look lor tbe newspaper or the future. Advertising
patronage in newspapers must steadily and largely
Increase, and it will make, is making, the huge
sheets or tbe present impracticable. It is evi
dent their day Is aJmost passed. What is to take
their place r
With this increase of advertising comes tbe in
crease of the readlug matter, so-called. The news
papers or to day touch upon thousands of things
the newspapers or a lew years ago ignored. The
newspapers or tbe future will as surely as thosj ol
to-oay find new flclds or work. We cannot carry
about, we cannot even handle, such unwleidlj
blankets of paper as all this will make necessary,
and the forthcoming daily journal must makf
Itself posB.bie to be read.
PROGRESS OF JOURNALISM.
[From tte Philadelphia Item.)
Journalism has Kept pice with the beat ad*
vancea in other proiesslona. la 1847, wnen Thi
City Item was learning to walk nuU talk, we made
the prediction tbas the Oar would com? wlieu
??ne*s" papers would bu puMlslieJ hourly, or
eveu oitener, if the "news" luatllled It. The ire
queut daily issues of the all-day City Item s'iow thac
the prediction has been almost verified. But iuucfc
remains to bo doue. We are olteu reminded br
New Yorkers and others that tucre is uo arst
class Journal in. Philadelphia?nothing to cow
pare with the Herald and rimes. This short*
coming we propose to remedy in the course of a
little while, as boon as the ncce?sary arrange
ments can be made. Phlladelpnia is becoming *
great city, and the pooh-poohiug pro > 19 no
longer effective In defeating enterprise. Now,
courage, skill, eagacity. liberal outlay and general
progress meet with reward. Besides, l; is neces
sary that we should show ou'*l<!ers?New Vorkera
particularly?tnat we can contend oucccasfulir
with them, upon our own ground tit. least.
It is well understood that the New York Hkr&ld
proposes to do a larue business in this city. It will
take a building, open an otlice and make an effort
to secure a lull share ef tbo advertising of the
city. Alter a while it will Uo the same in Balti
more. The Herald claims that It now sell* more
papers in Philadelphia than any of our daily
papers- four only excepted, it Is certain that the
old, sing-song, sleepy, disjointed style of Journal
ism, so long characteristic of this city. Is ou lie
last legs, and some ol our papers will have to
bestir themselves, or go utiatr. Two years euro,
only 4.000 or 6,000 New York paper* were
?old in Philadelphia. Mow, we suppose, front
30,000 to 40,030 of the Herai.d, sun.
World, Tlmea. Tribune, Ac., are daily sold
here, and the sale Increases, to the detriment of
our paper*. Dave we a right to complain r Are
they not abler, more enterprising, more engaging,
more ueserving? If they push ua from our stool*
?bail we fold our hand* and ait down and bemoan
our bard late f For one, we give notice thai we
?ball oontend, TV e bave the beat appointed offloe
in Amerioa?the latest approved adjuncts?the
Bnuook lightning pre**, and ateraotypmg ma*
onlnery to maten. The Sunday lt$m and the
ledger are the onlf papers that tUstanoe Saw
Tork soapetitmon. tVnen we Hall bat* pro
vided au earl}' morning eight page roar osnt dally
we shall *aco**eiaily meet and defeat the New
Yorkers.
. LYSAKOWSKT9 LOSS.
About three o'eloek y**terday afternoon Mr.
Joseph W. LrsakowsKi, of No. 8 Fifth avenue,
went Into the batbrooms of Join SI. ftbatfer, at tne
New York Hotel, for the purpora of taking a bath.
He wai assigned one of the rooms situated on ton
Waveriey place side of the hotel. He took nie
gold wateb, cnaln and locket irom his vest pocket,
and also a diamond ring from one of his flngere,
and placed them on the window sttl, and
in a lew minutes aiterward be wm
startled by seeing a hand put in
tbrooirn the window and Matching the jewelry.
Mr. l.ysakowski immediately gave the alarm,
and three boys who were seen coming np the
basement steps were followed oy Oitlccr McCarthy,
of the Filteenth precinct, arretted and :aken to
toe Meroer street station house, when* tney de
scribed tbem?eivee ss John McAdams, aged eleveu
> earn; William Hudson, aged thirteen \ears. aud
John MeLautitiiiu. ageu fourteen. All gave as ttieit
residence Knst Thirteenth street, in tue viciult* 01
Hrst avenue and avenues A and K. None of tfcs
atoien property was lound on them, but it is sup
posed that it waa banded to some coniode rates,
1 he prlsener* will be arraigned at tn? Jefferson
Market Police court this morning.
AN ANTICIPATED APPOINTMENT.
It I* believed that before the Senate adjourn*
the Governor will appoint Mr. Jame* B. Mao*
kenzie, son or Mr. George Mackencie, agent of the
Qoneral Transatlantic line of ateamahipa, to tbe
position of Harbormaster at this port, Tius ap
pointment would bave tbe hearty approval ol
commercial men in general and ot politician* of
botti parties. Among those wuo nave ruooo*
mended Mr. Mackenzie's appointment are eenn
tore Jacobs. Pox ana cot, democrats, and Tooei
atid Woouta, republican*.
THE WEATHER YESTERDAY.
Tbe roiiowing record will *bow tbe obange* la
tbe temperature lor tbe poet twenty-four h.,nrs, 11
oompariaon with tbe correapondlng date of last
year, as mdioaied by the toerraomster at Hud
nut'* pnaruaoy, H?rald BuudiDg:?
1874. 187ft. 1874. 1176.
8 A.M. 27 44 3:80 P. M..., 40 4-1
8 A. M. 24 4^ IIP. M 87 41
8 A. M. i? 47 V P. M 30 01
13 M 38 4ft 13 P. M ? U
Average temperature yestoraav 41 s
: Average temperature tor corresponding date
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