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Preparing tlie Way to Abolish
Capital Punishment.
Shewing Mercy to the Vic- t
tim3 cf the Sheriff.
Sharp Practice of the Street
Railroad Comx>anies.
Disposing of the Dunlap and
Taylor Feud.
Letter of Resignation from
Ex-Auditor Thayer.
Report of Superintendent of Public
Albany, Jan. 11, 1S76.
rue reluctance of juries nowadays to bring in a verdict
of murder in the Orel degree, hjr reason of which
?o many villains have of late escaped the penalty rightfully
due to their crimes, will, In all probability, be productive
of legislation during tho present session of the
legislature, which will materially affect not only the '
existing statutes in relation to the various degrees of
murder, but even the pardoning power ol the Governor.
A bill Is now in preparation which
will, in a week or so, bo introduced
in tlio House, which will provide that the
pardoning power, now vested in the Kxecutive, shall bo
taken away from him and transferred to the Court of
Appeals, with the stringent proviso that no pardon
shall be granted by the Court unless by a concurrent
vote of all thu members. This is, 1 understand, only
the forerunner of another bill, which will have for its
abject nothing more nor les.i than the abolishment ef ,
sapitnl punishment and the mubeti'Uk.on of
imprisonment for lifo as the Unnost penalty I
ror murder in the first degree, '?no impression seems
to prevail among many of '.he members who have been
tpoken to as to the advisability cf a change in Ibis !
respect of the m .iTder statuto that juries wonhl more |
eadily thar. they now do convict a murderer of mugder
'n tb , .irgt degree it tho penalty was imprisonment for ;
'tie, and that, with the pardoning power in tho hands !
?f the Court of Appeals, under the restrictions to bo I
provided for by the bill I have alluded to, murderers
will not escape very easily hereafter. This view of the j
lucstion is strengthened, too, by tho statesictit
made tho other day to a witness in
he caso by one of the jurymen who ,
leclarcd Scanned "N'ot guilty" on the ground of intanity,
to the ell'cct that, had the jury been able under
the law to bring in a verdict which would have conUgncd
the accused to Imprisonment for life, they would
ave brought in such a verdict. This statement, when
t is borue in mind that the jury got out of the difficulty
by acquitting him on the grouud of insanity,
.hows to what lengths a jury will go when they are un- i
tilling to hang a man, though convinced his crime deerves
at least the severest penalty under the law next
o hanging. Mr. Lyon, Of K-ngs, to day made the first
siovc in this line of legislation us to the murder
iiatuicE by introducing a bill \yhich will effectually
put an end to the tricks, devices and technicalities by
which a convicted murderer now manages, with tho
tin of astuto counsel and rather too liberal laws, to
postpone the carrying out of tho penalty due to his
rrime for a year or two, If not Indefinitely. In fact,
under It the only appeal that can be taken in a capital
taso is to the Court of Appeals direct.
ing a law. Though it has many !r n, M certainly
ill meet with vigorous opposit n n both houses from
tho.-e who believe that th" law of 1S41 is a good law.
Ii ia possible, however, that the bill, amended so as to
allow local authorities to dec oe as to what gociet.es it
would he sale to grant the privilege of having masquerade
halls, may he passed in tune lor the l.iederkrantt
slid the other merry-making * 0e1.1i ma to ceieorato
the centennial y ar before the 4th i f Juiy.
.a viirsTlo.v or twgstT ia s.
The Sheriff ol New York county, according to h's
friends, instead of making n oncy has been lor some
lime past performing his official duties to bis great
rrcuDiary io?g and. consequently, p :.?< nal sorrow,
uder the circumstance* Mr Kngehart's title hill,
MttiOdtU-*"! tai-Oav amending the Code ol uront cure ia
w1iat thk bill frovioks.
The bill provides that in every trial for homicide
where a conviction shall be had for murder in the first
degree it shall be the duty of the presiding Judge be- f
Cure whom inch conviction Ib had, within ten dnvs
after the sentence of the Court shall have been j r >nounced,
to cause a lull reiord of the trial to be
made up and duly certified, and to trausmit
It to the Clerk of the Court ot Appeals. The clerk, un- 1
mediately upon the receipt of the record, must submit
It to the Chiet Justice, who at the earliest day practicable
is required to convene the Court ol Appeals,
to review the conviction. Even if the Court should,
happen to be sitling in re; nlar session when the record
Is received, it shall be specially convened to review
the cane. Notice ot the time and place where the
Court shall sit uiu-l be given by the clerk to the Ilia
tr.ct Attorney ol the county where the indictment was
foun 1, and also to the prisoner. Counsel Is, of course,
given the right to appear on such review. The uourt
may allirm the conviction, or may for any error in law.
or upon the merits grant a new trial. If the
conviction shall he affirmed no further appeal
or stay ot proceedings shall In- allowed except a respite,
If any is granted, by the Governor. Whenever and as
sflen as a conviction shall be reviewed nnd a uew trial
ardered by the Court of Appeals tfie proceedings
apou any subsequent conviction. If for murder in
the first degree, shall be again reviewed in
the manner already described. If the District Attorney
or the counsel lor the prisoner, or both of them, shall :
tail to attend upon the day appo n;ei lor the review of
Hie case, it shall, nevertheless, be the duty of ttie
Court without delay to proceed to review the pro
cecdings of the Court below as transmitted to it, and
to render judgment in like manner a- if oral argninc'nt
had been made before the Court The record ot the 1
trial bctore the lower court must t>e made bv the i
Itonographer of the court or some one else duly authorised,
and rhal! contain a copy of all the evid'ence
tnd exceptions taken on .he trial, and the expenses inrideut
to the making up of the record must be defrayed
by the prisoner, or by the county it be is too poor to
telray them.
It is the practice of the railroad and stage companies 1
in New York city to exact a cash deposit from every i
touductor and driver they employ as a sort of sate- ,
|uard fund out of which the companies can get even
with any conductor or driver who forgets the law of
mrum and tuum to his own profit.
Mr Killtan wtil introduce a bill to morrow to make
the exacting of this deposit from the men a tuiede- 1
tieanor. To show what a hardship it is for the drivers
ind other employee to have to make a deposit on being
uiployed it is only necessary to cite one case which 1 1
>ccurrcd last week. A deserving man. whose family |
was actually starving, wxs secured a piaco on one of
die city roads as a driver through the influence
?f a local politician, but on going to
aork w.is told that ho would have to deposit |
|.hi with the company belore gett ng a car. As' the .
party ?bu had secured ntro tbo |u> c had obliged a '
(real raauy otb?r poor friend* of his employed by city 1
all roads by advancing Ihem the money necessary to
take tbc required de(H>?ii, and is by no meana a gold
?tne, he was unable to advance the $.>0, and the poor
ian thus lost his chance ol getting work. What m.ikea
ma deposit business particularly infamous in these
Sard times, in the opinion of those who are
'mn'l ar with its results, is that the companies are noi
atisQed with the men furnishing a bond signed by
tome responsible party. They want the cash down.
'I, as I learn, these deposits exacted from employes in
.1* case at otis of the r.cbest city I nee some! met
vera*'' 0 a week it ran be readily eeeti what a
say rig business the depot,t system Is to the coinpa- |
lies, a? they do not pay interest on the money to its
igntful owners.
"masks axn rarsa."
A delegation o! New Yorsers, beaded by ex Mayor
( uniher, is expected here this evening in the interests
of the Liederkram and other societies that are anxious
to have maequrrauc hails this winter, but have the
wholesome fear In tbeir hearts that, u ih?y should be
held before proper proceedings are laaen nere to guard
gainst the denser. the anil masquerade law
?f 1M5 amy be enforced by the t'oi.ce Cout- !
mlssionsrs. The delegation drill i,? gratified,
so doubt, oil their arrival here to ieam that Mr Ktl- ;
wan boldly took the hull by the horns to day by mtrotucing
a bill to repeal the law, so that any u. <>rporated
society tn lhe State can ho d m.i-querude part o*
sad ba.is to their hearts' content, and go to at.d iron
iheir residences and the general r ndcrvous in costume
and masque. It is too early yet to
? IB alw.iit * ,t i \ai> .1 IV.' b h .- . f I
ill any ot these newspapers wbicb is or may be directed
by law or ordmaaoe to bo published or inserted in the I
City fireord, the official paper. The act of 1K74 creat
lng the Daily Hegittfv, and requiring all legal notices to j
be published in it, at a cost to the city of $lo,000, a
is repealed by the bill.
thk commissioner ship of jckoks.
A bill winch Senator Ilixby intends to introduco tomorrow
will settle the controversy between Tow Dunlap
and Douglas Taylor as to the Corornissionershlp of
Jurors. It takes away the power of appointing tho
Commissioner Irom the Mayor, and places it in the
hands of the Recorder, District Attorney and County
Clerk. As I'helps is a republican and Walsh and Hackett
anti-Tammany, the proposition will And much '
favor with a republican Senate, and must certainly j
more powers to canal commissioners.
The Special Jo.ut Committee of Cauals will mane 1
their report in a week or so. It is said
they will advise the enlargement of !
the powers of the Canal Commissioners,
giving each full control of the appointmeut of his ow 11
subordinates; also the abolition of the office of appraisers
and the substitution of a hoard of audit, where iho
Slate will be represented by the Attorney General.
The AVays and Means Committee have organized and |
apportioned their work to sub committees.
u1t1sc the city ciiartkk a chance.
The friends of the now cbnrtcr for New York are of
opinion that it (6 wiser to postpone its Introduction until
some day'next week. It is growing in favor every
hour among those who were at tirst disposed to oppo:-e
it. The current ot opinion in its behalf will be deeper
and stronger next week than this. *
At.nA.NY, Jan. 11, 1S76.
Senator robertson moved the appointment of com- j
mlttees as follows:?
on claims.?Messrs. Moore, I.oomis and Harris.
on kinanok.?Messrs. Ilarri6, McCarthy, Moore, !
Hammond and Jacobs.
on Judiciary.?Messrs. Robertson, Prince, Rogers, 1
Carpenter, Hradley, Kennadav and Schoontnakcr, Jr. j
on militia.?Messrs. Welltnan, Dooltttle and Blxby. i
On Canals.?Messrs. Cole, Rogers, sjayre, DooliUlc,
St. John, Gerard and Starbuck.
On railroads. ?Messrs. Selkrcg, AVugner, Tobcy, j
Bradley and Kennadav.
On Cities.?Messrs. AVoodin, Booth, AA'agner, Baaden, |
Tobcy, Jacobs and Morrlssey
on roads and bridges.?Messrs. Sayrc, Selkreg and i
os lttettature.?Messrs. Booth, Prince and Gerard. !
on state prisons.?Messrs. Wellaiau, Vedder and
on banks.? Messrs. Coleman, Wellman and Ft. John.
on insurance.?Messrs. Tobev, Booth and Bradley, j
on Erection and division op towns and counties.? i
Messrs. Emerson, Colo and Lament.
on aukicultuuk.?Messrs. Moore, Prince and St. i
on commerce and navigation. ?Messrs. Rogers, '
Coleman, Moore, Bixby and Lootnis.
os Manufactures.? Messrs. Doolittle, Baaden and
on public hf.altii.?Messrs. Emerson, Booth and
On Pri vim ks ini> Elections.?Messrs. Prince, Car- i
pcnter and Stat buck.
On Knorosskij Bii.ia?Messrs. Woodin, Harris, Rog- J
crs, Gerard and St. John.
on I.npi an Ahairs.?Messrs. Veddcr, Sclkreg and
On I'i i'i.i Kxphnditirk.?Messrs;. Raaden, McCarthy
and Looms.
on Pi lit re Buildings.? Messrs. Coleman, Emerson
and Hammond.
on Poor Laws.?Messrs. Selkreg, Cole and Kennaday. I
McCarthy, Welltnau and Sturbuck.
on Rut kkncjimknt.? Messrs. Carpenter, Emerson and
Morr Nay.
o.s Urikvani'M.?Messrs. Coleman, Ruaden and
on Salt ? Messrs. Sayre, Woodin and Morrissey. j
On Internal Affairs of Towns and Counties.?
Messrs. t edder, tayre ana Hammond.
On Printing.?Mes-rs. Wagner, Doolittle and Loomis. |
On Vu.LAt.Ks. ? Messrs. Carpenter, Wagner utid Morrissey.
On Joint I.iurnrt.? Messrs. Harris, McCarthy and
On Kulks.?Messrs. Woodin. Roltertson and Jacobs.
Mr. Rogers, from the Thirty-first district, appeared
ami was sworn tn.
Mr. l'RtNCK declined to act as Chairman of the Committee
on Privileges and Elections. He stated as his
reason, because ot ins proximity to one of the contested
e.cclton districts it would not be in good taste for him
to act on the couimlllce. Thequeeuou of excusing him
was laid over.
By Mr. Booth?Relative to religious societies.
By Mr. Gerard- Relative to bunks.
By Mr. Binbv?Relative to the publication of legal
notices in the city of New York.
i'.y Mr. Ejhcrson?Relative to weights and measures.
Mr. Woopin offered the following:?
Resolved. I list a special committee of five be appointed to '
which shall be relerred ihe subject of the apportionment "f
members id the legislature under the last enumeration, with >
instructions to report by hill at au early day.
By Mr. Gfrarp?Relative to the handling, storing |
anu slupnunl oI explosive substances. Adopted.
By Mr. Puinck?Relative 10 the boundary lines be- j
tweeu New York and Connecticut. Adopted.
The bill for a better water supply for Yonkcrs was or- !
dered to a third reading.
Alrany, Jan 11, INTO. '
Mr. Sloan had consent to Introduce a resolution that
I lie Committee on tjtate Prisons Inquire into the exiravsgnuce
in Stale Prison management and report a
plan lor the reform of the saiue.
The resolution was adopted.
Th s being the day for the consideration of bill* on 1
Ihe general orders and there being none, that order of
business was laid on the table, on motion of Mr. Sdkraaa.
By Mr. Baows?Amend.tig the Revised Statutes relative
to lets to corouors.
Itv Mr. Miller?Amending the act to Incorporate re- j
llgious societies.
By Mr. Wheeler?Amending the Revised Statutes
relative to obtaining property under false pretences.
By Mr. USli.aobkr?To authorize the Buffalo and
Grand Island Ferry Company to increase its capital
By Mr. Braolrt?To Increase the pension fund of
the Police Department of Brooklyn ; also to improvo
M .trshall and other streets in Brooklyn
By Mr. l,to??To promote the administration of
By Mr. Corrim?To repeal the act of 1ST5 to alter the
Com in ssiouera' map of Rrooalyu.
By M. M. C.aui'ekli.?To amend the law of 1675 relative
to the election ol boards ot town officers.
By Mr. Graham?Amending the act rvlattvo to
we i'hts sr.d measures.
Fly Mr. KNiii.EHAitr?-Amending the law relating to i
the rate ol interest; also to AWeud the c< le ot proce
By Mr Falio*? Providing for the rem. val of trustees.
guardians. Ac.
By Mr. Watts?Amending the act of 1?73 to re- ,
nrcanise the government ot New Y>rk city. It lines
salaries as follows:?Mayor, $8,000; v mnplroller,
IS.UbO; Commissioner of Public Works, ImXiO; Corporation
Couosol. |12.0tX> (ail legal costs collecied by
b in to be paid into the city treasury); President of
Board o! Police, $f*,OWO; Commissioner* of Board of
Police, 16.300 each; President ( PubltO Parks. $:..00d;
Comn.ssioners of Publto Parks, nothing; President of i
Fir, Department, $-'>.000. Commissioners of Fire Be- j
parinient. |.>.Out) each; President of Charities and Correcti..a,
j.Vouo, Commissioners of Chanties an-1 Cor- ,
rection. |d.600; President of Health fiepurt- !
m-nt, t&.uoo; Commissioners of Health Depart- ;
ui nt. ft boo, tnemtier* of Board of Aldermen, i
|?.0t>0; President of Board of Aldermen. |A,000; Prestdn.l
Department of Taxes and Assessments, gA.HOO; I
President Commissioner* of Taxes and Assessments, ,
$4, Ota); Commissioner* of *ame, 14.000; President
Pfpirtment Of Itock* i&.OJO; Commiwion^r* or naire, .
i?Aibtu?i UmiiMmw *uil gOMrtrur Iif !
inch a way aa to interfere seriously with one of the I
money making pwMWM enjoyed by the Sheriff \
la tbo height of cruaitv. Ttider the law as It now
aluml*. when the Sheriff arrests a person on civil proc- i
ess he has the right to keep him in jail lor ten <laya 1
before he accept* an undertaking, and the attorney lor
the plaintiff baa ten days more with.n which to accept
the undertaking. It may not be always the cose, but it
is said that it very often haptens when the
Sheriff, or thoso who act lor him, get
hold of a Well-to-do man whose board at
tbo Hotel de Ludlow they think will bring in a
handsome sum into the shrievalty pocket, no matter
bow good his security may he, he I* given the benefit
< i lUt: lull ten days. Then if vhu attorney lor tho pla nlit!
wants to be obliging to the Sheriff, bo that his |
boarder will not depart any too soon, why he. too. al- i
lows his full ten days' privilege to expire before
he agree* to accept the undertaking. Mr. h'ugleh.irt
s bill provides that when the Sheriff arrests
a man he shall deliver the undertaking immediately
to the pUiuliff's attorney, who within three days, must
give notice of justification to the ilo.endant or his attor- <
>u 111,1 luuiiri null l luaj rune lliitl a gcuoiui u>,i j
t* to be introduced next week by another member of |
the Assembly, making the othce oi Sheriff in every
couniy a salaried one. without any fuee whatever, and
it is said to meet with the approval of the Governor as
a relorm measure.
Senator Blxby seems determiLed to wipe out that
flS.OOO job of the Daily Reffisttr, which was saved ,
Irotn destruction in the Assembly last year by tricks !
that wero not vain and wave that were dark. A bill ho
introduced to-day provides that within twenty days j
alter the passage of the act the presiding justice ol tbe
Supreme Court in the first judicial department, the \
Chief Judge of the Court of Common Fleas and the
Chief Justice of the superior Court, or a majority of 1
thein, shall designate Irom among the daily newspapers
published in Now York, and having a circu- i
latiou of not Ic-s than 'JO,UK) copies dally, three
new -papers, in one or more ol w hich shall he published,
al the rates or prices established by law, every notice j
or advertisement in legal proceedings or which* may l>o
rci|uired by law to be published iu one or more news- '
paper* in the city. If the notice or advertisement is re- j
quired to be published in only one newspaper then the i
publication shall bo marie in one of the newspapers so ]
designated, and if it is required to be published ]
In two or more, the publication shall be made in the ,
corresponding number of the newspapers designated, j
provided thai nothing in the bill shall be held to apply ;
to or rrnuirr unv nntira or ad\ i-?ri. moment l?> inserted
$3,000: Commissioner of Accounts (appointed by the
Mayor), $^,(MiO.
So subordinate m any department shall receive a
greater salary than the highest sulary paid to the head
of the department, except the Superintendent of
Police, whose salary shall cot exceed $10,000.
By Mr. Kngluukt?Fixing itie rate of interest at
se> en per cent. It provides lor forfeiting the rate of
interest, but not the principal, in case of recciviug a
greater rate. All conflicting at Is aro repealed.
By Mr. Ki.kuivu?Regulating the wages of labor on
the public works of the State.
By Mi. hiM.ux?Amending the act to prohibit persons
from wearing disguises and arms. It excepts masquerades.
Ac., trorn the provisions of the act.
By Mr lU.Tiit-nx?Altering the bouudsncs of Hopkmton
and Covington, St. Law rence county,
lfv Mr. II ai i loay?Amending thu Revised Statutes
relative to allowing writs of error m criminal cases.
By Mr. Waddlk?Authorizing tlto Supervisor* of
tlueensbury, Wurreu county, to pay over certain
By Mr. Forstkk?Amending the Morrisania Consoldaiion
Also relative to wills of personal estate.
Also u suppleuietitul act regulating the storage of
Also placing the citizens of the State on an equality
wah the national banks as ;o interest.
By Mr. Wzst?Fixiug the fees of constable* and
Sheriff b.
mr Forstkk railed up'tns resolution calling on Congress
lor an appropriation to complete the Harlem
Kiver and spuyteu Duyvil Creek improvements, and it
was adopted.
By Mr Shkrman?That tho Committee on Civil Divisions
inquire into the propriety of abolishing the county
ol Hamilton and adding the'territory to the adjoining
counties, and, if they deem it expedient, to report a
a bill lor that purpose. Agreed to.
By Mr Hognboom?That the Committee of Ways and
Means be instructed to inquire into the subject of exemptions
Irom taxation; what property is thus exempted.
and report their opinion as to imposing taxes
on such properly. Agreed to.
Albany, Jan. 11, 1876.
The following is a copy of ihe letter of resignation
sent by the iaie Auditor of the Canal Department to
the Governor:? t
To His Excellency SaucBn J. Tildkx, Governor of the
Slate of New York:?
(in the 10th day of April, 1874, 1 was duly appointed
to the olllco of Auditor of the Canal Department of the
Stale ol New York. From that lime 1 pcrtormed the
duties of that oflke to the best of my ability until tho
J8ih of December, 1876, when I was "served with what
purported to be a copy of an order ot tho Governor of
the Stutc oi New York, duly certitied as such copy, and
as having been on that day lllcd In the ofllco ol the Secretary
of Suite, whereupon 1 ceased to act as
Auditor. In view of the particular timo and
circumstances of the service of this paper, I deem it
proper hero to statu tuo following tacts:?A meeting of
the Hoard of Commissioners ol the Canal Fund w is
called fur and held on the 16th day of December, 1875.
At this meeting, winch seemed to have been urrnugod
for the purpose, curtain persons known as members of
a Commission for the Investigation of Alleged Frauds in
the Management of the Canals appeared and made certain
statements, and presented what they represented
as testimony taken before them in reference to certain
acts of the Auditor in relation to tho piirchaso of cerlilicatc.s
of indebtedness issued by Canal Commissions,
whereupon it was suggested that tho said Hoard should
Immediately pass resolutions in pursuance of the provisions
of chapter 783 of the Luws of 1857, requiring
the Uovcruor to suspend the Auditor upon its
being represented to tho Board that I had no beuriiig
before such commission, and that the statements presented
were entirely ex purte and new to nie. The
Hoard declined to act in the matter then, except to
remit it to such commission with a request that I
bo allowed to appear before it and make such statements
and idler such proofs as might seem proper. On
the 20tb of December I appeared before such commission
and requested at the outset to be ullowed to muhc
a statement, in the form of testimony, In regard to tho
several matters which had been referred to by tho
Commissioners before the Hoard of Commissioners of
the Canal Fund. This was refused, and the Commissioners
proceeded in their own manner for four days
to cross-examine me, not ODly in regard to the matters
communicated to the Commissioners of the Canal Fund,
but as to tbe others, and as to none of which had 1
lmd the least opportunity to give any direct testimony
or statements whatever, (m the fifth day 1 was ac
corded the privilege of having my statement read iu
evidence, occupying but a few minutes in time und
comprising four pages of the 124 pages of testimony reported,
and then I was again subjected to a further
cross-examination of great length and rudeness. The
Hoard of Commissioners of tho Canal Fund had adjourned
to and met on Tuesday, December 28, 1873.
It was only at tho hour of that meeting that either my
counsel or myself were furnished with a eopy of tho
testimony taken. Nevertheless, the matter was taken
up at otn'e, and, after hearing my counsel, the Hoard
adapted the following resolution:?
Keanlved, That a requisition is made upon 171* Excellency,
tbe Governor, to suspend Francil S. Thayer, the Auditor of
the Cairn! Department, and to ai|ioiiit a suitable person to
perform hi" duties, it it shall be made to appeur to him thi.t
the said Auditor has violated his duty In respect to the
public money In hi> cliarue and subject to hi" tlrult, the particular"
of which alleged violation of duty appear in the report
<>f the commission to Investigate the affuirs of the
anal* of the St a e, which has been submitted to tins Hoard
and which is herewith transmitted.
The Hoard, by the resolution, did not as?ume to pass
upon the question of whether or uot 1 had violated my
uttty, out. ou tuc contrary, expressly aisciairnca any
intention of oven expressing an opinion on that subject
nud simply remitted the whole matter, with the testimony,
to Your Kxcellency. This resolution was
adopted between the hours of one and two o'clock P.
M. of December 28. At thai time and for some days
following, 1 am informed. Your Excellency was in New
York city. However, at about six o'clock of that same
aliernoon, 1 was served with tho copy of the order of
suspension heretofore referred to. It thus appears
that, although the Hoard of Commissioners ol tho
Canal Fund had expressly disclaimed any
intention to pass upon the question of my having
violated my duly in respect to tho public moneys under
my charge and subject to my druit, there never had
been by any one, in any form, specification of a single
duly which 1 had neglected, nor a pretence that 1 had
Illegally withdrawn a dollar from the Treasury of the
Flute. My suspension was a foregone conclusion not to
be influenced by proolk or argument; that in lnct the
order had been executed by Your Excellency prior to
the action of the Hoard ol Commissioners of the Canal
Fund, upon which it purported to bo founded,
probably before the closing of the testimony,
h'seoms that the statute under whirh 1 had boen suspended
makes no provision for a trial or any review of
tho action oi the Executive under it I thus tlud myself
suspended without any specification of duties
alleged to have boen violated having been made in any
lorm, but bv an arbitrary exercise of Executive power
and without aDy means of review or trial and without
any provision for inv restoration to office, thus leaving
me suspended during the balance of my term and the
duties of tne olhce to bo discharged by your appointee.
In view ol the fact that I am not conscious of having
violated any duty and by far the greatoi portion of tho
transactions In relation to which tho testimony
taken relates were entered into by" me with do other
motive than to promote tho best interests of the St.ito
Id securing the opening of the navigation of the canals
in due season, and with the understanding, from an
interview with you, that such transactions would
meet your-approvai, 1 am at a loss to account for your
prentpitaue action. In consequence of this anomalous
position in winch I thus find myself, and to avoid any
embarrassment to the public service, 1 hereby resign
the office of Auditor of tho Canal Department* of tho
Slate of New York, to take effect immediately.
Respectfully, yours, FRANCIS S. THAYER.
Jwmwhy 11, ISTti.
Albany, Jan. II, 1876.
The annual report of Superintendent Gilmour, the
State Superintendent oi Instruction, was to-day received
by Speaker Husted and submitted to the Asscm
following sugitc-tions concerning the granting of certificates
to teachers and the Gray Nun act:?
Alu>r describing the result of the new mode of examination
of teachers the Superintendent says:?
It is my purpose to hold during the present yenr
several examinations in dillcrent parts of the state
to accommodate M^ose desiring to offer themselves
as candidates for Slate certificates. As
such examinations will necessarily Involve some
expeuso 1 recommend that an appropriation
be made for tho purpo-e ot defraying the
same, Prior to the passage of the act above referred to
on June 9, 1874, chapter 3M, Laws of 1874. being an act
to amend chapier 3.4, lotus of 1871, entitled "An Act
to Incorporate the Sisterhood ol Gray Nuns in the State
of New York," had been passed. The section amending
chanter 324, Laws ot 1871, reads as follows:?
Suction 7. The said corporation la hereby anthorlaed to
grant diplomas and honorary tentimoniala in such form and
under such regulations as it? Board of Trn?tee? in ay determine,
to any person who shall have or may hereafter
be graduated ai any seminary of learning ot said eorooration
h eated trithin this Mate; and any such graduate
l,, whom a diploma may be awarded mat tile such diploma
or a duplicate thereof, in the Department of Public Instruction.
and the Superintendent of Public Instruction may
thereupon. In his uleeretiou. t?ue a certificate to the effect
that such graduate Is a qualified teacusr of the common
schools of the State.
This ?ct makes en Invidious MlMttN In favor
of the graduates of Seminaries of learning ot a
certain corporation; it marks a discrimination
not accorded to graduates of other schools and
colleges in the stale; It gives to them a preference
not even grained to those who have paused
the examination and hold the certificates of tho
regents ot the university in academies aud academical
departments of l'n ou school* incorporated by and nnder
the aid of the Slate. Chapter 363, above rclerrcd to. became
a law w ithout the knowledge of this department.
1 recommend that the act be repealed by s special
set. for althoaoh It is elaimed by many that tho
later general law repealed the former special act. still
* doubt on this p nt has been exprcr-ed, it Is better
that the art he -penally stricken from the statute book,
so that all learners it applying lor State certificates
may be upon the same levot and be required to pass the
Same examination.
& n oTlrrrtnvn .ur.w.
There are report* that propuattlone hare already
been made, auil id (ome caeca accepted, thai certain
parochial ti'hao.a hot muter the coutrnl of th?
Btato ahou t! be used by the trustee* or
boirda of education of the distrrta in which
they are located on condition that the
teacher* ghonid be appointed by ibuM bavin? the roaUoi
Of ?uch aUctipl*. or that the couraa of loauucuou
rANTART 12, 1876.-W1TH
| be subject to their approval. The adoption of nuch a
i policy would be a atcp toward the destruction of oar
j system of public instruction.
I earnestly recommend that the Legislature take
such steps as will securely imbed in the constitution ot
1 the Ntuie our common schools; as will place them
, beyond the power of any man or set of men, party or
soot to interfere with their admirable working or in
any manner impair their usefulness or tend to their
| destruction.
Let the constitution be so amended as to make it ohJ
ligatory that a free, public, non-sectarian system of
education shall be maintained in the Slate, thus making
our school system a unity that will exist throughJ
out all time.
A cable despatch, dated Liverpool, January 10, which
j stated that a headboard with tlie name "Harvest Queeu"
upon It had been pickod up olT the coast ol Wexford,
j Ireland, occasioned s good deal of anxiety in the city
A Ubkalo reporter called at the office of Charles
Marshall h Co., Burling slip, and Inquired of Mr. |
Charles 1.unison, one of the purtners who own the
Harvest Queen, concerning the report Mr. I.amson
staled that no additional particulars had been
received, although momentarily expected. He
did not believe that the ship had been wrecked, and
thought that the tact that one of her headboards had
been found alloat was easily explained. The ship might
have been boarded by a sea which washed it olX. The
j vessel was in perloct order, so far as known. The Captain
(Janscn), was an experienced navigator, familiar
I with the coasts of Croat Britain and would not be at all
likely to put bis ship in a dangerous position. Masterly
weather had prevailed in the channel, which would
naturally keep the ship back. With westerly winds ,
they frequently niuke the run irom Queenstown to Liv.
erpuol in threo days, but head winds always greatly
prolong the voyage.
It lias not yet been ascertained on what day the Harvest
Queen sailed from Queenstown, wbensbo arrived ,
December lib from San Krauoisco for orders which
awaited her there. Sho doubtless put to sea very soon,
and is certainly fully due at Liverpool. To-day aeOnito
advices will reach Mr. i.amson lrom Liverpool.
The Harvest Queen is a line suiliug ship of the celebrated
Black Ball line, about 1,500 tons burden. tihe
Is thoroughly equipped and is as stout a ship as floats.
The insurance companies feel no great anxiety about
the (ale ol the ship, reasoning in the same manner as '
Mr l.amson concerning the drilling headboard, which
has but little weight with them as proof of the wreck
| ol the craft.
No little anxiety was caused in this city yesterday afternoon
owing to the non appearance of the Kali River '
1 steamboat Old Colony. At seven o'clock last evening a
tolegrum received at the Hkkald oflhe lrom Newport i
brought the tidings that great anxiety existed there
also, as word had been telegraphed lrom New York that
no news of her whereabouts had been received in this
city up to seven o'clock. A IIkrai.d reporter went down to
the vessel's wharf and awaited news; but soon the good
boat brought her own news by arriving shortly alter
eight o'clock. As soon as she was made lest a Hkkai.d
' reporter made Ins way ou bonrd, and found Captain K.
; M. Simmons, her commander, In his cabiD. He said ? ;
I "I have no wonderful story to tell you; simply this, (
that I left Newport at nine o'clock last night ;
with about 200 passengers. Shortly afterward we
encouuterod a violent gale from the west-northwest, j
( and as It had not moderated when we reached Gar- i
diner's Island at three o'clock this morning I deter
| mined to anchor In Gardiner's Bay, opposite Orieuf, '
Long Island, which 1 did till nine o'clock this morning, j
| when we proceeded on our voyage. We had strung j
winds coming along to fight against. We are about i
twelve hours behind time We leave for Sewnort at
one o'clock to-morrow morning (Wednesday)." Tko
vessel bus sustained no injury.
Tlie Soclltd Franraise de Hienfaisance held a meeting, !
when reports were received showing that the society
during the past month expended the sum or f.">T7 85 in
cash donations among the poor and destitute of French
nationality in this city. In addition 1,sis pounds of
bread and 506 plates ol soup were furnished to the poor;
thirty-three tons of coal uud sixty-three pairs of shoos
were distributed. Thirteen sick persons received medical
treatment from the physicians of the society;
eight were 6cnt to the hospital, and twenty-seven persons
were sent bnck to France at the expense of the
society. Fifteen persons wore provided with employ- '
ment. The proceeds of a recent performance at the I
Academy of Music for the benefit of the society !
amounted to (1,130 Od.
Action was brought yesterday in the Supreme Court, j '
I Kings county, before Judgo Pratt, by a coachman i
named Richard McTaggart against a German saloon j
i keeper, one Christian Encko, to recover damages in the |
I sum of $5,000 for malicious prosecution. The plaintiff 1
' was arrested on complaint of Encke on October 2, 1874, j
on tlie charge of dealing a gold watch and chain, valued
\ at (200. It appeared that on the date given ho was ordered
by his employer to call lor the defendant at his
residence en Myrtle avenue. Mr. Encko called at a !
house lu Willoughby street, where a lady got Into the
carriage. Thuy were driven to scverul places in New ,
York and wound up at a hotel in the Bowery. Two ]
men assisted the defendant back to the carriage and 1
told the plaintilTto "take that roan home." The following
day McTaggart was arrested on charge of stealing
the watch. The answer of defendant was a general de- i
Dial, uuw IUC JUI> a vuiui^ *ui jua,uuu tu vuo euiu <
of $ao.
run over by a locomotive.
yesterday morning, shortly before dawn, Joseph
Weiner, a German, residing in Ferry street, Jersey
City Heights, while on his way to New York, crossed ,
the Wcehawken branch of the Erie road at First street, !
Hoboken. While crossing, Engine No. 52 approached ,
without bis noticing it. and the cow catcher striking
hltn. threw him to the ground, fracturing his right j
thign and causing several scalp wounds. He was ;
thrown many teet trora the road, landing him on
marshy ground. The engineer hastened to his assist- .
i lunce alter-stopping the locomotive. When tho j
! wounded man was picked up he was unconscious. |
He was conveyed to SU Mary's Hospital, In Hoboken,
where Dr. Chabert set the brokco limb and dressed the
j scalp wound.
large petroleum shipments^
There are no less than eighteen ships now lying at
Wcehawken, loading with crude oil for Europe. The
freights paid arc also pood in comparison with what
they have been for months pn?t There has not been
so much activity seen along the New Jersey shore lor ,
a long period.
opposed to inflation.
Frelerick Schroedcr, of Jersey City, went Into the
| waiting room of the Hoboken ferry yesterday morntug j
with more than a fair allowance of whiskey fumes In |
I his head. He then commenced attacking the "infia- '
I uontsis" in a maudlin speech, and ended up by tearing ,
a number of ten-dollar lulls to ploces. While so eu!
gaged Police Officer Jacobs put a stop to his Idiotic con!
duct and took him to the police station. He was fined i
$2 by Kecorder Bohnstedt, who advised him to beware i
ol fusil and he more economical for the future.
the pangborn libel verdict, j
The sealed verdict of the Jury in the case of George !
Watts, coal dealer, of Jersey City, against I. K. Pangborn
and others, proprietors of the Evening Journal,
1 was opened in the Kings County Snpreine Court,
j before Judge Pratt, yesterday morning, when it was
I found that they found fur piaintilf in the sum of $65.
J The action grew out of eighteen alleged libellous I
' articlt* which appeared In that paper, reflecting upon j
j tho character and damaging the business of Mr. Watts. {
| The amount claimed was $100,000, and the trial occu!
pied the attention of the Court for lour days.
smallpox in bayonne, n. j.
The residents of Bayonne, N. J.. have been so scared
by tbe breaking out of smallpox that the evening I
schools hare been almost deserted. Ouly twenty-three j
pupils were present on Monday evening, and it ui feared '
thai the Board of Education will be obliged to close the j
tramps as highwaymen.
A farmer named William McfTens wan driving along
the Hackensnck plank road early yesterday morning, i
when two tramps Jumped across a fence and attacked
him. One seised the bridle while the other Jumped on
the wafon, but was felled to the ground by a heavy |
! blow o( McfTeus' whip. The othor clung to the horses >
, till Metl'eus lashed him on the face with his whip and j
| nearly blinded him. Mofieua then lashed his horses I
and drove oil. Tlio ailray occurred near the railroad
j depot.
[From the Boston Tost.}
Thomas Lore was arrested in Worcester on Saturday
for s peculiar crime. Love is a vagrant, with no ostensible
means of support, and has part of the time lived
on the bounty of A. i. Duncan, who resides In Worcester.
The other morning Mr Duncan went to his
! barn to feed his cattle, not In the meantime seeing j
j love, and, after he bad finished, came down on a ladder |
from tbe lofV going down backwards. When Mr. Dun|
can bad nearly reached the loot he felt a rope touch his |
I beitd. and a slip ooo>e was thrown around his neck,
j Mr. Duncan turned round and toiind himself id the toils
I of I-ovo. Lore bad a long rope and one end around tne ,
neck of Duncan. Love pulled at the other end fiercely. I
I A struggle ensued, which ended in the escape of Dun- j
1 ran from an untimely end and the hasty flight of Lore :
I (rum Use barn. Love was utpiutcd on .Saturday.
It appears that an effort Is being made to give the
Rapid Transit Commissioners the power to designate
routes through the public squares or breathing spots
now under the management of the Department ol
Public Parks if the furtherance ol rapid transit demands
IL In order to gel the wedge In an application was
made some time ago on behalf of the New York Elevated
Railroad Company to extend its road through llio
llattery from the present terminus in Greenwich street
to the neighborhood of the South Ferry. On receipt of
this proposal for a license the Commissioners of Public
Parks asked the Corporation Counsel, Mr. W. C.
Whitney, for his opinion as to their power to grant the |
same, and he returned them one which said that they
might, If so minded, grant said company a lieense revokable
at will to extend its lines as desired. He also
at the department's request furnished a draft of the sort
of agreement that might be entered into, and it was
placed on die to be Anally considered at the meeting
of the Commissioners of Parks next Thursduy.
The particular project mentioned has met with serious
opposition from prominent citizens on the ground
that It was a positive encroachment on the rights of the
poor in the crowded tcuement districts who have no
other meani of obtaining pure air during the heated
term than those adorded them by evening stroiis
in the parks and squares. These gentlemen
contend that if the Park Commissioners
yield the Battery to the Elevated Railroad
the precedent will be established which will authorize
tho leasing to some other company or companies of
Washington and Tompkins squares, Central Park and
other public places now ol so groat benefit to tho
artisan and laboring classes sanitarily. The Corporation
Counsel's opinion was read at the meeting ol the
department held on tho 8d of December last.
Substantially it related that by chapter 200 of
the Laws of 1871 It was provided that
the Park Commissioners sball possess all the
powers and authority in relation to the parks heretofore
possessed by llio Mayor, Aldermen and Commonalty
ol the city, and that this power had been continued
by the charter of 1873 to the present tiino; so that all
authority of the city over these places resides In the
Park Department. I'nder its earliest charter the city
acquired an absolute ownership fee simple In a strip I
of land all round the island of Manhattan, be- |
twecn high and low water mark?an owner- |
ship without limitation of any kind, nor
coupled with any trust. This strip for tho most part i
had been sold and built upon. The opinion went on to |
say that such total disposal of the fee In question might
be a questionable transaction, so far as the department
might become concerned. It related, however, that
the strip was absolutely owned by the c'ty ana that
portion of it in the Battery covers the entire width of
Greenwich street at Battery place Junction, through
the Battery to the edge of the Battery and State street
On receipt of this opinion, a resolution was adopted
desiring the landscape architect of the department to
examine and report forthwith the best route to be
adopted for tho extension of the Elevated road In this
d reclion; and the Corporation Counsel was requested ;
to draft the form of an agreement between the depart- i
mcnt and the company for tho license of this part ef
the Battory. In this connection it is proper to give
mr. Whitney's own statement
of his coarse in the matter. A Hekai.d reporter called j
on him at his residence In Park avenue last night, and
asked him if he had a copy ot the agreement he had t
drawn up und forwarded to the department. "No, sir,"
said he, "I have not; but I can tell you that it merely
nronrio? for tho rrant of a rorokuhlo to
the Elevated roan to run its tracks through the
Battery, from Greenwich street diagonally to
the corner of Btuto street, near the fornos.
The first project was to obtain tor the
road a route which would have obliged the trains to run
up Battery place from Greenwich sireet, across the place,
and along State street, on the Battery side. The laud-cape
architect and the engineers saw immediately thai this
route would be alike disadvantageous to liio road and
the department; to the formci* because the trains would
have been compelled to turn two sharp angles, a thing ;
almost Impossible; to the latter because tho j
establishment of the road on tho '
Battery s:de would necessitate the felling 1
of some of the finest shade trees on the Battery, j
Therefore the general opinion was that if the route be i
built at all it should be built, as I hare before indicated, !
diagonally from Greenwich street, crossing the Battery j
further In, thus leaving the trees uninjured and the I
object more easily attained. My own opinion is thai j
It would be wise to grant the company this license,
which should bo revocable at the option of tho department."
At the meeting on the 3d of December the Tark Commissioners
adopted Colonel Stcbhuis' resolution asking
the Corporation Counsel to Inform the Board whether
the Rapid Transit Commissioners appointed under chapter
606 of the Laws of 1676 have any legal right to designate
any route over or through Battery Park. Mr.
Whitney said yesterday that he had not had lime to examine
tho question yet.
Mr. William lrwiu. Secretary of the Public Parks Dopartment,
told a Hkrai.d reporter yesterday that the
draft of the agreement hnd been received and read at I
the last meeting ol the Commissioners, on tho 7th inst. j
hut that uoibiug decisive had been done in relation to 1
It. The document was placed on file to be considered
at the next meeting, which will bo hold on
Thursday. He did not feel at liberty to give '
any information as to its contents, because it would, if
any portion of It were adopted, be altered in many par- |
liculars. Mr. George P. Andrews, in the Corporation |
Counsel's office, said he hud merely glanced at the !
draft of the agreement, of which there was no copy in I
the office. He did not remember much concerning It. ;
The granting of the license will be opposed vigorously.
The apartments occupied by Charles Vitro, on the ;
second floor of No. 11 First street, were.robbed by sueak
thieves of f 25 worth of foreign coins.
Some unknown thief eulcred the barroom of the Belvedere
House, at the corner of Irving place and Fifteenth
street, and stole $T0 In cash from tho money
The office of Phillip Bonfort, at No. 40 New street,
was entered by thieves who ttole a cloak and also a
copy ol Webster's Dictionary, valued in all at f2tx
A package of ladies' shoes, valued ul $65, was stolen
from the counter ol the store ol K. U. Falkenberg, at
No. 68 Warren street.
Borne unknown thief stole a quantity of wearing apparel
from the trunk ol William Alums, at No. 66 Bouih j
rum avenue.
A kog of brandy, worth $25, wu stolen from the
Hudson River Railroad depot in Laight street
Clothing to the value of $6u was stolen from the
apartments of Henry Memo, at No. 181 Spring street
During Hie temporary absence of Thomas A Harding
from his office, at No. ?13 Mercer street, an unknown
tlnef stole an overcoat, in the pocket of which was a
b ank book on the Greenwich Baulk, with a balance of
A fire was kindled about midnight on Monday In an
unoccupied frame building ou Twenty second street,
between Sixth and Sevontti avenues. South Brooklyn,
by some unknown Incendiary. Before the flames wore
extinguished the structure was damaged to the extent
of S60O. The loss is covered by Insurance.
l'hilip Simons, of No 518 DciCalb avenue, Brooklyn, j
caused the arrest of Jacob Harris snd Abraham Burger,
of New York, yesterday lor attempting to collect I
from him $188, a d.'bt which he owed the accused prior j
to their going into bankruptcy. They were released on
bail by Justice Walsh.
The residence of Joseph Kuhn, No 88 Graham ave
nue, Brooklyn, was robbed on Monday night last of
elothing to me value of $13<X
The Grand Jury of the Kings Connty Court of Oyer |
and Terminer yesterday presented nineteen Indictments
before Justice Pratk Tncy are etill pursuing
their iabora
Thomas Harriean. of No. 922 Bergen street, Brooklyn,
was accosted by a man, about fifty years of age, i
wearing e dark beard, on Tuesday morning early. |
while in the act of alighting from a car near the Fulton :
ferry, and robbed oi his pocketbook containing $15.
The residence of Mr. Roland De Route, of No. 69
Fourth place, Brooklyn, was robbed of about $2,000
worth of clothing and Jewelry within the past month.
The- suspected thtuf is William Marshal, who was recently
sent to the House of Ketuge by Juiige Moore, on
pleading guilty to the charge of burglary at the premises
of a neighbor of Mr. Ik- Route.
A girl named Maria Sullivan, of No. 416 First street, 1
Jersey City, stole a saeque from a dry goods store, and
ts now awaiting trial.
Patrick Scnnlon, who attempted to kill Edward Murray
in Laldlaw avenue, Jersey City, with a revolver,
was arrested yesterday. Soanlon attempted to murder
a man in Northern New Y'ork a few months ago.
The citizens of Williamsburg complain that the fire
men drive their apparatus it a reckless pace while proceeding
to tirea No bells are soundod on the engines
or ladder trucks, and as they dash over the crosswalks
without warning pedestrians are In frequent peril of
life or limb.
Bknnrtt? Htha*.? Rkrecca Bknnrtt, of this city,
to A N H.tma.1, of iltiflala No card*.
Uuflalo paper* please copy.
rA?*tiorr?Orat. ?January I, 1*7*. by the Rev. Willlam
1-oyd, Harky Pa?*mor* 10 Liiuk okay, daughter
of John Uray, of Kisbkiil. No pic.
Aonrw.?On Tueaday, Jannary 11. of diphtheria,
Jos?rn, eon of William'and Aon* Agncw, aged t ycara,
4 month* and IS day*.
The rolatives and friend* are invited to attend the
funeral, Irom hi* parent*' re-idence, 47 !>klllinao
Brooklyn, Tburrday, the 13th ihi., at two P M.
aiidr?On Tnetday, Jannary 11. 187(1. of consumption,
Ki.izakktb Akin*, at her* one residence No. w
Went 44th *t.
Notice of funeral hercalW.
I Bica*. ?At Santa Barbara, Cal., Derember 24, 18TJV
John M Bram.
Relatives and friend* of tbe family are inrited U
attend the tuneral, on Thursday, at two o'clock, fronr
hi* late residence, 182 Stale si, Brooklyn.
Bo*n.?In Brooklyn, Monday, January 10, RofcER:
Boyd, aged 72 year*
Funeral services at the residence of hie son-in-law,
E. 0. \ idaud, No. 349 Lniou st., Wednesday, January
12, at four o'clock 1'. M. Remain* to be taken to l'oru
laud. Me., for interment.
Browxb?At El in wood, Roslyn, L. I., on Tuesday,
January 11, 1878, of diphtheria, Hk.nki bmoau,
son of Minnie L. and J. Browne, Jr.
Funeral from the residence of his grandfather Daniel
Rogart, Roslyn. on Thursday, January 13, at ODe P. M.
Long Island train leaves Hunter's Point at 10 A- M. ro
turning, leaves Roslyn at 4 P. II. '
Philadelphia papers please copy.
CaW'KNtkh. ? Lillik, only daughter of Edward and
Maggie Cirpenter, aged 6 years, 7 months and T daya
The relatives and friends are invited to attend her
funeral, at ten A. M., Thursday, 13th, at her late residence,
23 West 30th si.
Cor las.?On Monday, 10th inst., Willis F. Cnri.iv
aged 30 years.
Friends and acquaintances, members of Concort
Lodge No. 60, F. aud A. M.. Mount Ziou Chapter No
231, K. A M . Aueieut Lodge ot Perfection, A. A. R_
Liberty Division No. 7, S. ot T., and Tvpbographlctf
I'nion No. 8 ire requested to attend the funeral fron
No. 1,415 2d av? on Thursday, 13th InsA., at two P. 61
The members of Ancient Lodge of Perfection A. A.
R. are requested lo meet, with Concord Lodge No. 60
F. and A. M., at Ionic Lodge room, Masonic Tempi*
on Thursday, at twelve o'clock, for the purpose of at
tending the funeral of our lale worthy brother, J. G,
W. Willis F. Cupian. By order of the T. P. G. M.
Cowprrthwait. ?Mostuomkry B., In the 4th yea;
of his age, of diphtheria, only son of M. B. and Mar
garct 61. Cowperthwait.
Funeral from the residence of bis parents, at Yonkcrs
Thursday, at teu A. M.
Ckomiuk. ?On Monday, the 10th Inst , at half pasten
P. M,, Hannah Stiklwu. wife of William A. Cromble,
formerly of Carlisle, Cumberland county, England.
Funeral services to he held at the residence of hei
uncle, David Thomson,?fo. 35 Vandam st., this nflernoon,
at four o'clock. The frieuds of the family an
respectfully invited to attend.
Dboatd*.?Suddenly, at his residence, In Boston, oc
tbe 9th Inst., Commodore Stbpuxx Dkcati k, U. B. N.,
aged 60 years.
Funeral services on the 12th Inst., at the Church o5
the Messiah, in Boston. His remain* arc expected tc
arrive In thla city on Thursday morning, and will be
accompanied by his family, from 153 Madison av., at
at eleven o'clock A. M., to-the family vault at Greenwood.
Dorr.?On Tuesday, January 11, 1S76, Thomas Dork
the beloved son ol James aud Mary Dore, aged i
months and 24 days.
Friends and relatives are respectfully invited to at
tend the funeral, on Thursday, 13th inst., at twe
o'clock, from his parents' residence, 66 Mulberry st.
Dtir January 11, Calkb a. Dykk, Jr., infant soc
01 v?icd A. ana > narioue layer.
Kaki.t.? Id Brooklyn, on January U, Jamks Earlt,
aged 63 years, native of the county of Leitrim, Ireland.
Relatives and friends of the family are rospeetfully
Invited to attend the funeral, which will lake place on
Thursday, January 13, from the Church of SL Charles
llorromeo, cornor'of Livingston bu and Sidney placo,
Fkldmax*.?In Brooklyn, W. D , January 11, 1S76,
Adboa M. H., daughter of John D. and Wilholuina
Feldmann, aged '2 years, 8 months and 1 day.
Relatives and friends of the family, also the members
of Herrman I.odge, So '268, P. A. M., are respectfully
invited to attend the funeral, from No. '219 Sands
si., Brooklyn, ou Thursday, 13th Inst., at two P. M.
UCILVOYI.K.? In Brooklyn, on Tuesday morning, Jannary
11, Euzaubth Gciiwoylb, In the 30th year of her
The relatives and friends of the family arc respectfully
Invited to attend the funeral, from her late resl1
deuce, 130 High si. on Thursday morning, at half-past
nine o'clock. Irom thenco to St. Jatnes' cathedral, Jay
st., where a solemn requiem mass will be offered up tor
the repose ol her soul, thence to the Cemetery of the
Holy Cross, Fiatbush, (or interment.
Hamii.ton.?On Tuesday, January 11. of croup, Em,
eldest child of Edward H. and Susan E. Hamilton, aged
4 years, 3 months and 16 days.
Her little song was:?
1 am a little soldier of the Cross
In the army ol the Lord.
Phe now sings it in heaven.
Funeral on Thursaay, January 13, at one P. M. sharp,
from the residence other parcuts, No. 94 South 6lb St.,
Brooklyn, E. D.
Hayks.?In this city, on Sunday, January 9, afler a
severe illness. Thomas Tuowbrioub Hayks, in the Tlfit
year of his age.
Funeral from St. Thomas' church, at twelve o'clock
II.. on Wednesday, Januarv lit
Inuvu/iv It X v.cnL-' V T rtn >>.o 11th <na?
Captain William Johksox, in iho 74th year ol his ace.
Relatives aud Irlends are Invited to attend his funeral,
on Thursday. the loth mst., at twelve o'clock,
at his late resideuce.
Jotck.?In Brooklyn, January 10, Mart Jotck,
widow of L> B. Joyce, in the 81sl year of her age.
Funeral froui the residence of her daughter, Mrs. S.
H. Sterling, 61 Livingston st, Wednesday morning, iho
1-th insu, at eleven o'clock.
Keaxk.? On-Januarv 11, 1876, Thomas Kkaxe, native
of Casilebor, county Mayo, lrelaud, in the 50th year ol
.his age.
Relaiives and friends of the family, those of his
brother Hugh, aud also of his brothers-in-law John and
Michael Ryan, are rcspectlully invited to attend bis
funeral, on Thursday, January 13, at ten o'clock A. M.,
from his late residence, 10 Molt sL, to Church of the
Transfiguration, where a solemn requiem mass will be
offered lor the repose of his soul, tnence, at half-past
one o'clock F. M., to Calvary Cemetery.
Kknxkov.?On Monday. January 10, 1S76, Hexbt C.
Kexxkdy, aged 23 years and 7 months.
The relatives and friends of the family are respectfully
invited to attend his funeral, Irom his late residence,
No 334 V> cat 36th st., on Friday, January 14,
1876, at 1 P M.
Lkpkkrts.?On Tuesday, January 11, i.nwrs, bob of
Lewis and Phoebe A. Leflcrts, aged 3 years and I
Relatives and friends of the faralty are respectfully
Invited to attend the funeral service, at the residence
ol his paronts. No. 60 Charles st.. on Thursday, January
13, at half-past two o'clock P. MI.kvkrich.?Suddenly,
in this city, January 10, of
congestion of tho lungs, Charles P. Levkricu, in the
68lh year of his age
The relatives and friends of the family are invited to
attend the funeral serv.ces. at tho Filth avenue Presbyterian
church, corner of 55th ?t. on Wednesday afternoon,
12th inst.. at quarter-past four o'clock.
Mauinr.?On Monday, lt'tii Inn., oi croup, Hurry
Gould, son of Patrick and Delia Muglnn, aged 5 years, 9
months and 14 days.
Funeral from the residence of his parents, No. 89
Park place, Brooklyn, ou Wednesday, 12lh insl., at two
o'clock. Relatives and friends are rcspectlully invited.
Marshall? At Portchestor. N. Y.. on January 11,
Pkiiokau IIott Marshall, wile Ol Gilbert Marshall, iu
the 63d year of her age.
Funeral on Thursday, at half-past eleven A. M.
Hartixs?On Sunday afternoon, at While Plains,
Stkpakx A. Martixr. suddenly, of diphtheria.
Tho funeral will lake place from Grace chnrch,
Wliiuj Plains, on Wednesday, 12th inst, at one o'clock.
.1'. M. Trains leave Grand Central depot at 10:25 and
11:40 A m.
Mil.laud?On Monday, JanuarylO, at eight o'clock
A M., Mart Axx, beloved wife ol G. F. Millard.
Relatives and frieuds are respectfully invited to ?tteod
the funeral, from her lale residence, No. 219 West
8?u st, this day (Wednesday), at one P. M.
MoCkilus?On January" 11, 1876, WiLBfR K. mr
Crillis, inlautsono! Charles B. McCrUlis, agod 1 year
and 6 months.
Relatives and friends are Invited to attend the
funeral, from the residence of his parents, 234 East
Broadway, on Thursday, January 13, 1878, at one P. II.
McKarlan.?On Tnenxiay, January 11, 1878, William,
son of Joseph and Anne McKarlan, aged 11 years and &
Kuuoral on Thursday, January 13, at one o'clock,
from No. 500 Hudson st., corner of Christopher.
PiLTs.?On Monday evening. January 10, at the
residence of Mr Kllwood K. Thoruo, of diphtheaia,
Willie Maxwkll, only son of Jolin T. and Helen A.
Pultz, grandson of Dr. Wm. H. Maxwell, aged 6 years.
The relatives and friends are invited to attend the
funeral service, at eleveu o'clock, this (Wednesday)
morning, at 28 East 3.8th st.
yiastopy ? In Brooklyn, January 10, 1876, Tbio.
Qoastokf, In the 61st year of his ago.
Relatives and friends iro respectfully Invited to attend
bis Inncral. from his late residence, 701 Lafayatte
av., on Thursday, 13Lh, at ten o'clock A. M.
Sayrr.?On Sunday, the 0th Inst., after a short Illness,
Mart Adams, wiuow of Dennis Sayre, in the 80th
year of her age.
Relatives and friends of the family and those of her
son, James II Sayre. are respectfully Invited to attend
the fnueral, from All Runts Protestant Episcopal
church, corner of Henry and Scammall sis., on Wednesday,
January 12. at one o'clock P. M.
Siibpiikrii. ? On snudav, the ?th Insk, Marcarst,
widow of Thomas Shepherd, In the 68ib year of her
Relatives and friends are Invited to attend the
funeral, irotn her hue residence, No. 68 Morton si, oo
Thursday morning, the 13ih mat, at half past ten
Smith?On Tnesday. Janusry 11, 1878, of diphtheria.
Jobs Kravcis, son of James Erancn and Elizabeth
Mnith, aged 1 vear, 11 months and 11 days.
Kuueral irom tjie residence of his parents. No. 1,085
2d av on Thursday, January 13, 1876, at half past ten
A. M. '
Stosr ? On Tuesday, the llih Inst., of pnenmonla,
Jons liicifHY, Jr., sou of John H. and Estner M. Stone,
aged 2 years and > months.
Relatives and friends tie Invited to attend the funeral.
on Thursday, the laih. at eleven o'clock A. M.,
Irotn the residence of h s parents, 248 West tld -t.
Tkact.?On January 11, after a long and painful
Illness, Masoarbt Tract, the beloved wife of David
Tracy, aged 40 years, the daughter of Thomas ami
Ann'Quig.ey, of Capery, parish of Stranolur, county
Ihe friends of the family, and also those ef her
brother Patrick fjuiglev. are reapectlully inrited to
attend the faneral. on Thursday, January ia, from her
late residenoe, 100 West 37th St., corner 6th as. Ber
remains will he taken to the Church of the Holy
Innocent*. 37th si. and Broadway, where a requiem
high ninas will be otTcred for the repose of Lor soul, at
ten o'clock, from thence to Calvary for Interment.
Donegal, Ireland, and California papers please copy.
Willi*?At Astoria, .Sunday evening, January 0,
Marti* Willis, in the oStli year of his age, at his laic
The relatives and (rends of the family are respectfully
Invited to attend the (uucrai, ou Wednesday, January
Id, at three V. M.
Wkiort. ?I. O. 0. F ? A special meeting of fioo.l
W.li Ixidge, So. dto. t. u. O, F., will held at tha
.. 'ge room. No. 341 West 471h st, at half past iwelvt
P VI . sharp on Thursday, lath Iusl, for the porpoM
.?f attending the funeral of eur late brother, James W,
I WrijhL Bj order t>i the N. 0.
JuiLN BY AS. Secretary,

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