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SRI CHARTER ELECTION j
llow Mayors of Ncv-y York
TT I'irp (P"h ' .
osen.
The Aldermen E' ^^ted When the
Voting VVjg ;n ApviL
CHAMW TO "M OAT OF THE STATE ELECTOR
/
Raptd Deterioration in Character
and Ability..
Cndcrthe English coluuial government, from 1C65 to i
1776, the Mayors of Now York ware appointed by the
royal authority for no definite periods. The pooplo
elected the Aldermen, lirst on a general ticket and sub- j
uquently by wards. Thirty-fivo Mayors were thus ap- |
pointed, beginning with Thomas Willelt, an English
merchant, and ending with Whitehead Hicks, a lawyer.
Among many eminent names wo llnd Van Cortland,
Bayard, Do 1'cysler, Cruger, Hcathcotc and other leading
men.
In 1770, Febniary 14, St. Valentine's Day, the Kcvotutionary
Congress or Convention of Sow York appointed
David Matthews, a lawyer, to be Mayor in place
uf Hicks, who adhered to tho royal cause.
The regular Statg government, Torino 1 after our independence
had been secured, appointed Mayors on the
uomination of the Governor with tho consent of the
Council of Appointment. Th t ody was composed of
one State Senator from each district The first
Mayor of New York so appointed was James
Du.no. a rich lawyer, who married into tho
Livingston family, and had a flue country scat near
Ursmorcy Park. IIo served six years and wiu? followed
by Richard Varick, also a lawyer, who served twelve
years. Then we had Edward Livingston, lawyer, of
the renowned family of that name, lor one year, when
he moved to Louisiana and was followed by Do Witt
Clinton, lawyer, (or (our years. Marines Willett, the
well known Revolutionary Colonel and Sheriff, followed
in 1807; but the state party slato changed, and Clinton
was attain appointed, serving lor two years. Next
same Jaeol) liadcJilf, lawyer, for a year, and then tuo
irrepressible Clinton for a "third term," serving four
years. In 1816 another change at Albany brought Itndjlifi'
back. (In this year John Forguson was offered the
place and, at the same time, the position of Naval
Officer. As he could not hold both places, he cltoso
' he most valuable, the Navul Office; the Mayor had no
laiury then.) In 1818 Cadwralloder C. Coldcn was nppoiutod,
served three years, and gave place to Stephen
-VIIon. saihnaker, the first Mayor irom 1700 who was
not a lawyer.
Ly the new State constitution tho Council of Apoo'iuliuenl
was abolished, and the selection of Mayor
?r New York given to tho Common Council In Joint
tallot. At this period, the close iff Monroe's administration,
political affairs were very lively, lhe parly
toraploxion of tho city was changing. For twenty years
there h .d boon a sort of laiuily strife among the Burrftcs,
Lewisites, Livingstons, Clintoniana una others.
Vow national affairs took precedence, and tho great
liiostion was?Who should succeed Monroe? Tho canlidates
were Crawford, Clay, Jackson, John (Julncy
tdiwns and Calhoun. The Bucktitils, who wero strong
si tho city, were for Crawford, and they wero opposed
?y a combination callod the people's parly. At the
ihnrtcr election in 1823 the people's ticket carried five
llilermcn and six Assistants, giving them a majority .
>1 one on Joint ballot. They elected William Paulding,
t lawyer, son-in-law of 1'hilip Khineluudyr, Mayor,
(tmoug the men choson to the Common
Souiicii were Cadwallader C. Coldcn, Camptell
P. White, 1'hilip Hone, Shivers Parker,
famcson Cos and Stephen Conover. In
1824'the Jackson side won In the city; but Paulding was
retained in the Mayor's chair until 1825, when, owing
to new party divisions in the Common Council, tho f
ticrcbaiit-pr.nco and king of auctioneers, Philip Hone,
was put in his place. His triumph was of short duration,
however, for within the year be was ousted and
Paulding brought back.
In 1827 the name "democrats" began to bo used to
lonoto the Jackion section of tho old republican parly,
mil national renublieana" w.ta admit,-.I lie itu- i.'-nin
mid. The democrat got a large majority in both '
Hoards, but wore satisfied with Mayor Paulding. About ,
ibis time arose the lamous anti-Mm-onic excllcmunt,
jaused by the disappearance of William .Morgan, but it 1
tad very little cU'ect in this city.
"in 18J8 the Jacksoiuans swept tins city by about
16,400 for OU1 Hickory to 9,600 for Adatns. The Comnun
Council was almost entirely democratic. Among
the members were John Y. Cobra, Jeremiah Dodge, ]
Bernard J. Mcserole, James I. Roosevelt, Thomas Jero- 1
miab. Gideon Lee, Deter Cooper and Philip W. Kugs.
In 1VJ9 there was little change, but Waller Roane, a 1
well-known harduaro merchant, was chosen Mayor.
There was great excitement over this event; the vole ]
was almost even between How tie and hit opponent,
and Bowne was charged with voting for hiinsclr.
In (ictober of this year a city convention frutnod a now
(barter, which passed the Legislature and wont into <
eilect on the 7lli ol April, I860, it provided for so pa- I
rate meetings of the two Boards, and led out the Mayor 1
and Recorder, who had always boeu ex officio members ?
ot tlio Common Council. 1
OCR 3HUI.SO KLRCTtONS,
The first spring election was under the charter in
1831. on the second Tuesday in April. Parues i?ire '
much mixed, hut In the mam good men wero cbo?wn, t 1
such as J. Y. Cobra, John 1. Lubagh, William Maude- 1
vtllo. Hubert Vnn Wagenen. Anthony lamb, llenry j '
Meigs, c.harii s Henri Hall. Mangle (juackenbnss, James 1
H. Wliltlng anil thotnas Jeremiah. The next year, '
1834. when the Presidential contest war red hot In No- 1
vstuber, the spring election was quiet, though the vote '
was large. Resides most of those usl named. the 1 '
Cotnmon Council smbraceil Myndert Van Schaick, John
K Rhinelander, Henry P. Robertson, Charles G. Ferris,
Thompson IT ice, Jeremiah Towle and other notable 1
Harm s. In 1833 the result was much the same politl- <
cu.lY, and Isaac L. Varlau. Judah Hammond. Morgan
L Smith, Gilbert Hopkins, Abraham Van Nest, oxMayor
SiepBon Allen and Effingham XI. Warner canto 1
into the Hoards.
Kill ST K LECTIO!* OF MAYOR ICY TUB PKOl'LK.
One hundred and etgbijr-oae years niter the rule of
Burgomaster (Dutch lor Mayor) Arent Van batten
presided over the destinies ol Mew Amsterdam tho
people were allowed to mnko their own choice for
Mayor l>y direct rota. Parties wero now, in April,
lviA, lully -ettled Into whig* and democrats. The lor- j
n.er nominated Guhon C Verplanck, and the demo- '
crate look Cornelius W. I.awroucc. The contest was
close. Lawrence winning. The rote was;? 1 '
Lawrence 17.375 Verplanck 17,372 t I
Miyonty for Lawrence 203 i i
At the smno tunc the wings got nine Aldormen and j
eight ass.slants, tho democrats having six iu the upper j 1
and seven in the lower Board. t 1
In 1835 no regular opposition was made to Lawrence, 1
who was up ior re-election, though Phil Ki.gR, Jot) J 1
Haskell, Uu. Van M'agencn, Alderman Ccbrs and Andy j J
Ireland wore stumpV-andidates. As specimen names u> j
tho Common Council at this time we lind Egbert lieu- v
son. Motgaii L Smith, Aaron Clark, "Little Hitters'" i li
Whiting, Myndcrt Van Schaick, Dnniei P. Ingraharn,
Edward Curtis, I'.ichard Ray Ward and Silas M. Still- <1
WeU.
It was at a democratic ratification meeting In the fall a
of this year lo36| that occurred the inomorable row J
in Tammssy Hall?the lurniug off of the gas and tho n
lighting up by loco toco matches and r andies?which V
gave the name "loco locos" to ili*l radical branch ol a
the democracy led by Aleck Ming, Mose Jaquea, John
Windt, Job lla?kell, Phil Snsdecor and others. 1
In 183b began to appear the "native Amcrlean a
party," to repress the increasing power of naturalised c
ciiuens ait>1 aliens ia political affairs, lhere wro
four candidates lor Mayor?Law rente, regular dem- c
ocrat; Beth Goer, whig; Alexander Ming, Jr., loco
loco or "equal rights,'1 as thcycalltHl th> mselvest and f
me afterward renowned Pr .lessor Samuel F. B. Mori a, \
native American. Lawrence had an easy walk over. 1
Lawrence 16.064 Ocer................ fl,l3fl
M.ng 2,712 Mor?c. 1.4W5 I
Among the new members of the boards the whig* c
bmught In Frederick A. Tallmadge, Ira B. Wheeler, t
William Hall, Caleb S. Woodhall, George ?. Tollman I *
and Joseph ft. Tayldr. The democrats added David 7
Bunks, Nelson Watsrbury, Jacob Wcstervolt audHenry I
Krtwn.
In 1*37 the whirs elected the Mayor, Aaron Clark I I
(whose house was so shamefully damaged by the loalurs )
). Morgan waa the democratic and Moaea Jn<iuc* thu J
loco tvrt>. me native Americans did not nominate, I
but voted for Clark. . I
Clark 17,944 Jaqaen. 4,330 1
Morgan 13. TW , 1
The whig* carried twelve of the seventeen wsrde, i
and sett to the City Hall, besides Denton and other old <
n.embers, Malhew C. Patterson, Edward Taylor, Ku!>"rl <
Smith, Joe Hoxie, Jacob Acker, Calvin Halls, Caleb H.
Woodball, Murray Hodman and Morria Franklin. The
democrats ?-ent in no new men ol prominency
In 1W? there was a little split in the democracy. a
handful calling thoinselvea 'conservativea" following
Senator* Tallmailge and Rives in opposition to Van
Huron's financial policy. Th< y nominated the famous
ea-Keoordor Richard or "Dickey'1 Rtker lor Mayor;
hut Clark was ro-elected by a close th.tre against lammany'*
man, Isaac L. Vartan
Clark 19T-1 Riker S9A
Vartan. W.3W
A spill au?yi-*^lbC ward d?mo?'j\U ravo 4utia
NEW YORK
wnign one majority In the Board and saved them for
the year. Thu uoub.it additions to the Common Coouc.'
Mere J. i'hiitps 1'hoemx, Ceoecal William Hail,
Clarkson Crolius, Jr. ; David Urabata, Jr., and Thomas
Latere nee, whites, and iiuniuel J. Willis, Preens***
Campbell, "Ltje" Purdy, Nuthanlul Jarv?. *r-. ttni1
Duniel K Tiunntnn, democrats.
in l?3li thu dctnocruts wis* s*tth Isaac L. Varun,
Clark again running lor tho wlnns.
Vi.ri.ui 2l,C?0 Clark 20,027
The democrats also earned both Boards by large tnajorii.es.
1'hcy elected for new ineu, Juuies Kcrris,
I'll- in is Conu.-r, Dave Vaudrrvoort. AbrahanrV. WIUaius
and Frederick R. Le?;tho whiga added no uew
names of eminence.
In 1340, just beforo the hard cider campaign
opened, Varun was re-eleclod, beating J. Philips
l'Uuifili, the whig candidate, by a bandhouie iua)<>riiy.
Variau 21,242 Phmnix 19,622
Twelvo wards weut democratic and only live for the
"" b? yuny t>eni io mo u^inmuii twgu?n ??* ? j
K. Havius, Thomas K, Peers and their old men, Benson
una Woodhull; the doniocruls K'Ut biini?l C. H'litz,
Mo sex G. Leonard, Abraham Ualiteid, Jacob A. WculorVelt
and Uncle Peter Cooper.
In 1*41 the native party began to reappear, awl
ngain run Morse lor Mayor, but taiiod to voto for him,
Recorder Robert H. Morris, a .-brewd, strong and
sotuowual unscrupulous man, was the democratic
nominee, aud tb? wings run I'bienix. Morris was
elected by a shave.
Morns 18,602 Morso 77
Plm-uix is,zoo
No "native" candidates appeared ior the Common
Council, and the democrats held both boards. The
wings gnve us George F. Nesbitt, Richard 8. Williams
and Kraut us C. ltenedict; the democrats elected "Hold
over ' tSJiaicr and William 1). Murphy.
The abolitionists flrst put In an appearance nt a charter
election In Aptil, 1842, running T. J. Meld. Then
Uiete was the great split iu the whig party caused by
Tyler's recreancy, so thero were lour candidates for
Mayor?Morris, democrat (renominulion); Pha-nlx,
Henry Clay whig; James Monroe, Tylento, and Field,
abolitionist. Morris won ugiun.
Morris..: 20,088 Plumix 18,755
.Monroe.., 22 Fiold 188
The democrats kept the Mayor, but lost tho'Commou
Couucil, carrying only seven o! the seventeen
wards. They added uo distinguished man to the boards,
unless wo allow the great contractor of after years?
John Pottigrew?to be such. The wlrgs added Sylvanus
Gednoy, John B. bAbles and William V. Brady.
In 1848 the wings ran Kobort Snntb, and Tammany
again put up Morris, w bo was a third lime chosen.
Morris. 2S,3'J8 Smith 19,507
Tlio democrats also captured twelve of tbe seventeen
wards, and so secured the Common Council. I heir
to w men ol note were Francis K. Tlllou, David 8.
Jackson, and, by a whig split in the First ward, Oliver
Charhck The only now whig member of note was
James I>. Oliver.
We now reach the height of the native American excitement.
At Hie elect ion in April, 1S44, that iuirty came Into
thoiield with lull tickets and made a clean sweep. James
Harper, the head of the great publishing house, was
ibeir nominee for Mayor; Jonathan]. Coddington was
the democratic and Morris Franklin the whig euudijalo.
Harper t. .24,634 Coddington 20,538
Franklin 6,297
1'Uo natives sent to the Boards such men its William
Sale. William Everdoll, William B. Cozzons, Elias G.
Drake, Richard L. Schitfclln and Moses Tucker; tho
leuiocrats sent David T. Williams, Thomas 8. Henry,
stevo ilashrouck, Thomas B. Tappcn aud J. V. Westervelt;
the only new whig was William 8. Miller. Tiio
natives elected ten Aldermen, the wings two and tho
leuiocrats Uve.
In the spring ol 1845 there were Ave Richmonds In tho
'eld?William F. lluvemeycr, democratic; Jatnes
Harper, native Amorlcan; Dudley Bidden, whig; Robert
-mith, national reform, and Arthur Tappun, abolition.
llllltllltJVI HUT, PUIVI-BSIUI, UUl UUI UJ O. Ill.ljOlliy. 1IIU
lived national reformers wore generally known as
,ne "rote yourself a I'ai in" party, as they advocated thu
tivlug of public lands m limited quantities to actual
'tillers.
Havemeycr. 24,207 Ilarnor 17,485
Seldon 7,032 Smith 124
liippau 74
The democrats carried til teen of the seventeen Aldorneii,
and gave us iu tho Hoards, with otoers holoro
nentioned, James C. Stoneull, George H. l'urser,
.inaiiuel B. Hart, John Koolo, >oil Gray and Wiilium
L Cornell. The Spartan baud oi whigs were the veteran
>! the ihird, Egbert llenson, with Govorneur M. Ogden
is Assistant; and William V. Brady, of the uullinching
Tlieenth, assisted by James 1). Oliver.
The natives were rupldly dying out, and at tho elecion
in April. 1846, made but a tecble show. They ran
Viliiain B. Cozzona for Mayor; tho democrats put up
tndrcw H. Mieklo; the whigs, Hubert Taylor, and the
'uiormers, Hubert Smith again. Mtcklu got in by a
dur ally.
illcklo 22,?18 Taylor 15,250
/Ozzeus 6,372 Smith 712
Again but two whig Aldermen?the same men?with
'huiiuu McKlrut h, publisher of tho Tribune, for Assistant
with BcnsoD. The natives got a single Alderman
a the Eleventh ward, now so crowded with foreign
?>rn. Among the new democrats were Archibald
ilaclay, Theodore Van Tine, William A. Walker and
rlosus W. G. Jackson.
Four tickets for Mayor appeared in 1847?William V.
irady, whig; J. Sherman Bruwnell, democrat; Kilns
j. Drake, native, and Edward W. Lyon, native reform;
lie whigs winning.
Irady 21,310 Browuell 19,677
Drake 2,073 Lyon 301
Ten wards went whig, the Eleventh again uatlvo and
seven wards democratic. Among new whigs were:?
lames Kelly (late Postmaster), Alexander 11. Schultz,
Morris Krunklin, Jonathan W. Allen, Jacob L. Dodge,
Silas C. Herring, Unas W. Stevens and Mosos Mayu.ird.
Among democrats, Frederick D. Kohlcr, Stephen
Kecks, Dines Carolin and Charlos Webb.
In April, 1843, tho Wilmot proviso was making
trouble in the democratic party, but they liurmoui/cd
on William F. Havemeycr lor Mayor nud elected him;
Brady, whig, and John Gouimeiiord, national reiorui,
opposing.
Havemeycr 23,095 Brady 22,107
I'omineriord 535
Tammany got the Mayor, but the whigs got ten of tho
eighteen Aldermen They sent to the Board soch men
as Theodore L>. Lie Forest, James E. Wood, Morgan
Morgans, Thomas Curnley, Joseph Britlon, Washington
Smith aud George 11. Franklin. Tho only new
democrat ol ability was Jedediah Miller.
We now coine to the
LAST Sl'RIXO ELECTION,
in April, 1849. lhe discordant democracy were fully
united at last on local issues, and put np a very popular
man, Myndcrt Van sehuick, a representative of tho
old Knickerbockers. The wings run a weuk candidate,
Caleb s. Wooahuil. ex-Alderman of the Second ward,
the ollicer who showed the white loathcr during his
Mayoralty in the Asior place riots. The vote was:?
Woodliull 21,ttsd Van Scbaiclt. 17,530
Thirteen Aldermen were whigs and live only democrats.
The now whig names on both boards wero Edmund
Grilliu, Robert T. Ilnwes, Porter G. Sherman
ind Edwin D. Morgan. Among tho democrats were
laeoh E. Oakley, James M. Bard and Asaluil A. Denman.
cltautkr elections ix xovkmiikr.
At the la.it spring election Just noted an amended
charter was voted upon and adopted by which a new
election was held iu November lor Aldermen aud asiisUute
and new head* ol departments?viz., Comptroller,
Corporation Counsel, Street Commissioner,
Commissioner of Repairs and Supplies, City Inspector,
Commissioner ol Streets and Lamps and Governor ol
the Almshouse. The wings carried all these departments
by from 2,000 to 3.000 majority, the vote bciug
substantially the same as at the spring election.
In November, 1850, the whigs elected Ambrose C,
Kingsland for Mayor over Fernando Wood, who was
then in Uartuuny with Tammany and its regular candidate.
Kuigsland 22,478 Wood 18,052
The whigs also carried tho Common Couucil, getting
twelve warns.
By the amended charter the Mayor held office for two
.l.V UIVV.IVK >11K 111 win, HI1VU j.iiu- i
many rau Jacob A. Westervclt, the wings Morgan
Morgans, the temperance men Henry M. Western, and |
ihe free-soilers Dennis Harris. The Vote was:?
Westervclt 33,447 Morgans 23,279 1
Western <*01 Harris 139
At the same time the democrats carried fifteen of tho
Iweu'y wards, but elected only two lusn ol any note?
losiah W. Brown and Jonathan Trotter. As this was ,
i fair sample ol charter candidates at State elections wo
{ivo tho names of ail who ran for Assistant Aldernon:?
iK-mocrats elected?Joslah W, Brown, John J. Tail,
rimothy u'Urien, Robert L. Mabcy, Patrick Urcadeu,
,'harles H. King, Helium- M. Welts, Daniel D. Hunt,
ndwin Bouton, Bauson McOown, Alexander Stewart,
'mil Wheolau, Jonathan Trotter, JohnO'Reefe, William
IcConkey.
Democrats defeated?Kbenczor King, Thomas Woodrnrd,
Ktchard Scheii, William U. seaman, B. C. Conk- (
in.
Whips elected?Samuel R. Msbbatt, William D. An- ,
rews. Isaac O. Barker, Joseph Rogers.
Whigs deUvued?Joseph Jamison, Amor J. William- '
on. Joseph Coctn ll, John V. Rodman, C. W. Shatter,
esse D. Price, Samuel Brewer, David Miller, Beujaaiu
T Rhodes. Warruu Brady, William Wright, Samuel
Peeks, Jake Patterson, Ernest Fink, William B. Drake .
nd James Andrews, Jr.
Compare these names with those that appear from
KM to IMS, and you will get an idea of the sodden
nd extraordinary depreciation of character thai aeotnpaiiied
the change from spring to November.
In IhVI Fernando Wood was successful as the demo- ;
r.ttlc candidate for Mayor. The ualtvos ran James W. ,
tarker, the whips John J. Derrick and a municipal reorm
party tried WlUon O. Hunk The vote stood:?
Vood 20,003 Barker 1S.M7
lent 15,377 Derrick 6,093
The charter bad been further amended so that j
n.-tcad of Assistant Aldermen we elected sixty Couttiltuen.
It would require too much space io name I
hose riobodies, and we pass wilh the remark that we
vera rapidly going Iron* bad to worse. Of Mayor
>Voo<1 wo need say uothing; he Is well enough reiueuitered.
We had one more Mayoralty election In November |
n 1W>6, when Wood wan rechosen, or "counted la" as ;
omo said. Isaac O. Darker was the nativo, Anthony
I. Bloockcr the whig, aow christcaod "republnfkn
lames IV Whiting the relorni, and James S. Llbby, a
>ohlng democratic candidate.
(food M.AM Llbbjr 4.AS4
ilarker 2.V1S3 Whtihig U,tKM4
Jleceker tt.fi'U
The increase ol nearly 2U.OOO votes was the beginning
if the tall counting that caJmluitted at the election ol
Governor flofltnan in 186k
CHAKTrjt KUtCTIOVS I* DO'KHIIKR.
The evils of having charter and State elections on
ihe suine duy were already ao manifest that the time
was changed, not back to the spring, before State eonventloos
w. re held, but to December, when the November
bargains would be about as strong a a on the day of
the general election. The drst result of Utis change
w .a, however, to lay out Fernando in 1861. through a
combination on Daniel F. TtcitMBit, the vote being:?
Tioniann, i& 416; Wood, 40,889. Rut we must close.
Readers will remember the sort of tneD given to us in
December.
With tho Twggd riaw to full uowcr the charter elec
HERALD, SATDRD t v, JAi
I tlon wag again placed ~ ""vember, and there It re'
mains the lale?* ,ru'u? being Mayor* Huvemeycr and
! Wickn'/"" -.ud to wind up we give the name* of the
jwrrtnco who represented us In 1876, with their place*
' ol business, so that whoever cares to know the loading
occupations that give laws to the city and spend it*
money may visit the Solous at their leisure:?
Samuel A. Lewis, No. l'.'d iiroudway.
John W. Quntzer. No. ltd East Fourteenth street.
William L Cole. No. 67 Murray street. ,
Magnus Gross, No. 7 Krankl'orl street.
Samuel B. H. Vunoe, 'l'weuty lourth street and Tenth
I avenue.
i Oliver P. C. Billings, No. 64 William street.
Edward J. 8handiey, No. 117 Nassau street. "
I i iunva rcari muu v?uirv airtv^o.
John Robinson, So. 310 Pearl street.
John J. Morris, No. 69 University place.
Edward Cilon, No. 64 Clinton Market
George B. Dean, Jr., No. 718 Greenwich street.
Joseph P. St rack, No. 86 Water street
John lioilly, No. 62 East Fourteenth street
(Theater H. Soutbworih, No. 738 Filth street
Peter Seery, No. 679 Third avenue.
Hubert Powers, No. 1,432 Broadway.
Henry K. Howiand, Na 90 Wail street
Henry D. Purroy, No. 5 Pine street
Andrew Blessing, No. 813 Sixth avenue.
William H. McCarthy,' No. 174 East Eighty-second
street
Stephen N. Simonson, No. 304 West Filty-secoud
street
POLITICAL NOTES.
Says the Albany A'tjus (democratic):?"Tho importance
of New York to the success of either parly at
the approaching election will naturally make this
State the battle Hold of '76; and though Morgan and
Fish have many friends in the State the indications
are that Conkiing has tho organization, and if presented
by a united delegation It will bo dilQcnlt for the
National Convention to set him asido. If any man can
got a republican majority in tho Stato of !fow York
Conkiing is* no doubt, tho man; while tho chaDce of
carrying the State for a non-rosldent republican Is
scarcely worth estimating." We may, therefore, assume
that the State ot New York will havo the honor
of tilling tho first placo on the Presidential ticket of
the republican party, and that Ko&oo Conkiing will bo
its choice."
The Indianapolis Journal (Senator Morton's organ)
considers tho nomination, by Ifarper't Weekly, of
Hamilton Fish for Prcsidont, "the broadest joke of tho
soason."
Tho Milwaukee IVireotufn (rep.) says the name
of E. B. Washburno, tho American Ambassador at
l'aris, Is assuming a significant political importance as
the Republican National Convention approaches, and
adds that ''bo is an honest, straightforward, true man,
an unconquerable enemy of corruption and extravaganco
in every form, and is as thoroughly republican in
all his instincts as a man can be."
"If Mr. Davis," savs tho St Louis Rrpuhlican, "had
been amnestied and proceeded at once to stir up all tho
mischief possible, he could not, in tho balance of his
lifetime, have aroused half tho sectional animosity
which Blaine & Co. have kindled in a week."
The Chicago Tim'.t (dent.) despairs of the present
Congress passing any honest measure of specie resumption.
Tho Columbus (Miss.) Index says that "if Alabama
sends any other man llinn John Pursy th to represent
her in the United States Jennie she will make a groat
mistako and do foul injustice to the man who moro
tiian any other has helped to bring about ber present
era of peace and good government."
TIIE PRODUCE EXCHANGE.
Tho Committee on Trade of tho Produce Exchange
met yesterday afternoon for tho purpose of receiving
complaints from thoso grain dealers who find fault
with the tardiness of the delivery of grain which nr.
rives at this port hv rail. A few complaints wore :
handed in and the Board adjourned, subject to call, to
allow other receivers to prepare their complaints beforo
the committee mak sup its report.
RAPID TRANSIT.
Testerday the office of the Secretary of tho Commissioners,
Mr. Charlton T. Lewis, No. 99 Nassau
street, was filled by tho lawyers representing tho malcontents
along the line of tho Elevated road. Mr.
Wheeler H. Peckharu and John E. Parsons wero prominent
among the legal gentlemen who signified that
tlieir clients desire to bo henrd in opposition to tho
plun, and Mr. John 0. Huinilton, a property holder on
Eighth avenue, also put in an ep|>euruuco lor the same
purpo?a. It is supposed the bulk ol tho objections will
be tiled on or before Monday next, 31st lust.
rilOIJAJUiY IT AT Ail AtXijLIEN T,
Yesterday afternoon u hile Jwno? C, Hilchel, a well 1
known recxlent of Union Hill, N. J., wo* driving '
through Wearntown road, Ms hor.-o taking fright, bo ,
waa thrown to tbo ground III* Injuries, which aro
ni< ally internal, arc ot surb a serious natare thai bio i
nbviociaiia diaoair ol Ins ru< ovrrv, J
POSTAL AFFAIRS.
Postmaster James received the following telegram
from Chicago at noon yestoiday:?"No liMurmation from
Omaha in regard to Australian mail; will advise you as
soon as received at that office." The mail referred to
arrived at Sun Francisco January 21 by steamer City of
Melbourne, and was due here to-morrow morning " It
Is supposed by the Post oilico officials that tho train
fetching this mall bus been blocked In tho snow west of
Omaha.
CORRUPTION IN BROOKLYN.
THE AXDER1L A NIC INVESTIGATION OF THE BROOKLYN
CITY WORKS DEPARTMENT.
The special committee of the Common Council appointed
to Investigate the several departments of tho
city of Brooklyn met again yesterday afternoon for
tho parposo of Inquiring into the management of the
Board of City Works at the office of Mayor Schroedor,
and notiQcd Water Purveyor J. H. Rhodes to apjiear
beloro them. The committee, on Thursday afternoon, ,
held a lengthy secret session, a proceeding that excited
the wrath of Commissioners Fowler and Adams of i
tho Board ol City Works, who, at tho commencement c
of the meeting yesterday, presentod a protest against 1
the sessions bemg held in secret
After consulting about ouo hour the committee decided
to hold open sessions and adjourned to the Common
Council Chamber. Alderman Rowley presided. I <
The room was filled with spectators ami officials, among I
the latter being General Hlocum and Commissioners
Adatns and Fowler. Water Purveyor Rhodes was 1
summoned before tho committee* aud questioned very i
minutely about tjie workings of the department. During '
hisjoxnnnnution, which occupied about three hours, ho !
testified that there were n number ol men employed in
tho Department ol City Works whoso services wcro i
not necessary; some of the men employed were not i
as competent nB the men he would employ If ho was ; 1
to employ them privately. On being asked by ono of j 1
the committee whether a private management would j )
chance the method of conducting the dcuurtmoni. Mr. ' .
Rhodes replied In tlio affirmative, but KaiU that at j |
pMNt tbere was something tn the way of a change.
Alderman Rowley asked what was In tho way of a '
change. Mr. Rhodes replied that it was politics. Ho , J
thought the department could be managed more oco- (
nomically If polities wore out of it. The witness could j i
not state positively whether all the incu on the pay- j i
rolls ot his department performed thotr duties or not.
Aldermnn ltnsrlcv asked Mr. Kliodes if he couldn't j
require ail of his subordinates to perform their duties. ' J
Mr. Rhodes rejoined that If a ui.in did not perform [ j
lits duties, and had a coot! strong Alderman at his back, i
he did nut know how ho could multo him perform i
ttiein.
The inquiry then turned upon tho allegations that 1
Water Purveyor Rhodes had employed tile workmen of '
the t'lty Works Department to lay pipes in private rcsi- j
donees at the expense ol the city. I pon being i
questioned on this subject he said that ho 1
had employed some ol tho workmen to lay
pipes in private houses, but tor tho tunc they had been 1
s > encaged he had paid them out of his own pocket and
made a e*irrct<|>ondttiK reduction in tho cut payroll, so i
tuat no part of tho cxpenso for work done'lor private i
individuals would fall on Iho city. Atter listening to a ]
detailed statement of Mr. Rhodes' duiios as Water Pur- ;
veyor and the labors required of his aubordmates, the
commliteo udjourucd until next Tuesday at elovon <
o'clock. Previous to the adjournment the chairman
ol the committee expressed the hope that all ettirrn* |
who baa complaints to mako would attend at the next i
meeting.
doubly unfortu nate. ,
Yesterday morning Kdward Dickinson, an en%iloy<
of tho Western I'nton Telegraph Company, fell from a
telegraph pole at tho corner of Canal and Wooster
streets and receircd a frueturo of tho femur. While
Ivmg helpless in the street he w.is run oter by a heavy
truck. He was taken to Dellovuo llosp.tai* aud will 1
probably recover from his Injuries.
a lady bobbed.
Miss Clara Do Forrest, residing tn West Thirty-ninth
street, was assaulted yesterday afternoon about six
o'clock by a footpad, at Twenty-ninth stToct and Broad* '
way, who attempted to anatcli her mu(T aud furs. The '
lady fought for possession of them, despite a severe
bile from the ruffian on tho hand, aud it was only on I
his drawing a black Jack, or billy, tbat she gave up her i
portemoonalo, containing $2ft. Tho fellow had at- (
traded her attention, following her from a drug store.
a "darino robbery.
Karly yestcrdsy morning burglars entered the residence
of John Haucr, North Bergen, N. J., and stole
wearing apparel and jewelry to tho value of $150.
SrtJAKr 29, 1876.-WTTH S
ME PEOPLE'S MIT.
Meeting cf the New General
uomiiiiLuee.
A Rousing Crowd at Irving Hall
Last Night
A Unanimous Voice in Favor of
Spring Elections.
There was a very full meeting of delegates to the
New York County Anti-Tuinmany General Committee
at Irving Hall last evening. The number ot delegates
present was 1,114 and the best of order and good feel,
ing prevailed. Ira Sbafer was elected permanent
Chairman, and committees were appointed
on permanent organization and contested
seats. Resolutions wero passed favoring a
charter election in the spring, setting forth the objects
and purposes of the organisation and planning for future
action. There waa no talk that did not mean business
strictly, and the action taken evidenced a united
and determined opposition to Tammany rule. The proceedings
will be louud below.
THS PROCKEDIJIGS.
Mr. Emanuel B. llart called the delegates to order at
eight o'clock. Mr. Creamer arose Immediately, and
said that after consulting with many members of the
new General Committee he bad been asked to move the
election of Ira Phaler as permanent President Tho
motion was put and carried unanimously, and ex-Judge
Garvin and Mr. T. J. Creamer conducted Mr. Sharer to
tho chair. When introduced Mr. Shafcr proceeded to
audreas tho committee. He Saldino.
kiiakkk's skkech.
Gkntlkmkn ok tub Connittm?I am proud again to
be chosen unanimously, without solicitation or dictation,
your chairman, aud promise, as 1 did when I Urst
assumed the duties of tins responsible position, again
to lead you to honorable and decisive victories. In tho
future, as in tho past, 1 shall haro but one ambition?
to complete the ovorthrow of the one-man power, so
long dominant in Tammauy Hall, and to assist all rightminded
men in this great city to elect to oHlce
honest, Intelligent men; to reform admitted abuses In
the city government; lo elect honest and capable
Judges and to drag from the bench by impeachment
judges who were vomited lorth by shrieking reform, and
who are a disgrace to the city and a blot upon our
otherwise pure judiciary. In the future, as in the past,
notwithstanding the engrossing duties of my profession,
I shall tind the time necessary, with your
aid and assistance, to strengthen and perfect
our organization, and to complete
the work which has only been /airly commenced.
While 1 shall not, under any conceivable circumstances,
be a candidate for Hn.v office within tho gift of the people,
I shall be extremely solicitous that under all circumstances
wo sball put la nomination for office,
as we have done heretofore, nono but the
best men. I shall not undertake st this
lime to map out tho course to be pursued
by us in the Stato Convention soon to be
railed to elect delegates to the National Convention
to nominate candidates for Prosidcnt and Vice President,
but 1 think I may safely predict that we will rooeivo
at the hands of that Convention a recognition denied
us last lo.il, or, tailing in this, we will insko ourselves
heard in tho National Convention in a manner
anything but agreeable to the assumed one-man power
in this city and State. I think 1 may safely say, as
expressing our settled determination, that we will not
submit to any, even the slightest, injustice
from those who claim to bavo tho machinery
of tho great democratic party of this Stato
under their control. We have given evidence of our
controlling strength and of our great magnanimity,
and in the future wo will give evidence that will be unmistakable
of our loyalty, if properly recognized- of
our robclllon against tyranny when rebellion shall be
justified. Wo know our righto, and, what is more,
kuowiug them, daro and will maintain them, whatever
inay bo the oonsoijuences to those who shall Insult and
tyrannically trample them under their foot.
' The presentation ot credentials Is now in ordor.
After Mr. Shafer's speech Mr. Creamer offered a
resolution that all contested districts be referred to a
committee, to bo composed of one from each uncontested
Assembly district, and that a recess be tuken to
enable tho committee to pass upon the merits of tho
contests.
SII AN A IIAN'S CRIME.
Patrick Shanahan, who stabbed his mistress, Alice
Cunningham. on the 10th of December at Bayonne
N. J., was called up for trial In iho Court of Special
Sessions at Jersey City yestorday. An attempt was I
made to remove Miss Cunningham out of the State, but |
she was placed In the custody of the police. Sbo tcstl- I
Bed with great reluctance as follows:?
I haro known the defendant eighteen months -on the <
19th ot December became to my house, navlng in his possession
94 or $6; 1 took the money and placed partol it in
my stocking, and purchased liquor with the balance; he
was asleep when I took the money aud when ho awoke
he asked lor his money- I denied having takca it ana
he abused me, saying that he would first kill me and
then take his own iile; at ten mlnntos to fonr o'clock he
walked to iho windows at each end of the room and
then came to wbero I was lying on the lonnge; before I
could rise he plunged tho knife into my side; I drew
ibe knife out and threw it on the floor, expecting that
my time to die had arrived; I did not scream, but my
groans attracted the neighbors; after be struck me I
said, "Well, we must get pay for what we do aome
time, mm t nitre got mine now."
Judge Hoffman ordered Slinnahan to stand op, and
sentenced li.in to cuiUt yearn >a ibo BUto Pilioiw
UPPLEMENT.
BEECHES ON PRAYED.
LET IT B? 8HOKT AND BWXMT.
The lectors room of Plymouth church ?M again
crowded to I la utmost capacity last evening opon the
occasion of the regular weekly prayer meeting. Very
many thought that some Important matters would
come up before the business meeting alter the prayer
meeting had been dismissed, but In this they were
grievously mistaken, for nothing was done.
Alter the usual praying and singing bad been
through with Mr. Bcechcr began hi* talk! oerfaiitltig
upon the loo frequently loolish ar^ prar
ers offered up bf people wh^ ^re u t?l>?ved
that they are oh I jIToon. "Now, any number of
people would be.shocked," said Mr. Beechor, "If I
should sgealj 5f God an a gentleman, nnd yet we hear
folks every day cali God a Hon or a lamb, a rock or
n shadow, a tower or a buckler, a loaf of broad or
anything elso you please. If. however, we select
ttial which Is the most complete thing on earth to
cell Htm, the reporters would doubtless say In tho morning
papers that we wero sacrilegious and that this was
the kind of thing that I'ly mouth church teaches. It is a
liberty allowed by the Scriptures, and why, then, should
we not use It ? Christians, as well as others, fall into
the habit of treating God in an ungentlcmanly way.
Tou do not treat Him as you would treat a man whom
you know to be a irentleman In every particular. The
avorage prayer begins by telling God who Ho Is, bow
He feels and what Ho wants, and winds up by telling
Him whst the supplicant wants. Suppose I should, upon
meeting in tho street a gentleman who I at onca knew
to be my superior in every way, morally aa well as
intellectually, accost him, with hat in hand, and at
once proceed to ratt le off a lot of odds and ends about
the weather, the streets, the dogs, the hens, the trees, the
fences, the houses or anything else but a sensible subject.
What do you suppose he would think ol rne?
Would not he say that I was crazy? And would not ho
wonder from what asylum I had just escaped? He
would thtuk, and very justly too, that I was not treating
him In a gentlemanly mnnnsr. And yet it is Just
in this way moat people troal Cod. They are positively
ungcutleminly. Tliey start to? pray lor nelp or for
some Imaginary thing, and ttioy declare themselves
utterly unworthy, call themselves
ALL. MAKMCK OF SAD NAMES,
and protest that thev arc but as filth and rags. God
does not ltks this. Now there are my boys?or rather
my grandchildren?my boys are getting too old lor
this sort of thing. They have their faults, like their
grandfather. I can see It in tbein. But how moan
would 1 feol tf they came to me, lay down on their
bellies, and began telling how meah they were I 1 would
say, "Get up!" 1 cannot bear to sec men wallow In
the dust unceasingly. God does not require It. He Is
not an Oriental despot, requiring His subjects to roll
around in the mire whenever they have anything to
ask from Him.
If people really frol that way?hilt they rarely do?it
Is, perhaps, all right. God wants honesty and simplicity
from all of us. I cau understand how, when
a patriotic man Is praying for a community
or for his country, ho should feel
an overwhelming degree of humiliation. I remember
when slavery was rampant In the laud, and par tic u lady
just prior to tho war, at a time when even literature
denco against slavery, 1 fell that there was nothing in
the Old or the New Testament too solemn to express
my feelings. But that was an extraordinary occasion;
I do not feel It now. But every day I feel that I
need help and a great degree of assistance from
God. But I always remember that He Is more willing
to give than to receive, and therefore I do not Bupplicate
as some da Now many people pray for many
things they don't want; but, then, It Is the present
style of prayer, and they think they must get It all In.
They say. "Thy will be done," when they don't know
what thai means. "Wean me from this world, 0 Lord!"
said one In his morning prayer. He goes over to his
business and finds that his ship has sunk or a bank has
failed, and half ol his properly is swamped He at once
goes back and says, "O Lordl why is this V"
Mr. Boecher now told his congregation just how they
should approuch God?not with iteration and reiteration,
nor with mean compliments, but just as one
would treat a largo-heartort, whole souled gentleman.
Mr. Beecher's talk bore lruil at once, for the gcDtloman
who was called upou to pray just prior to the
close of tbo meeting was exceedingly brief and wellnigh
Inaudible.
VAN COTT ON A "HOLY BULLY,"
Mr. Joshna M. Van Cott having returned from Washington,
a reporter of tho Ukkald called on him for the
purpose of ascertaining whether no Intended to respond
to Mr. Beecher's criticism of his letter to Mrs.
Moulton advising her not to tako any further
steps in regard to her trouble with Plymouth
church. Mr. Van Cott was froe In
declaring that he did not Intend to tnako auy rcsponso
to Mr. Beecher. He said that If a minister of tho Gospel
lucliued to make a "holy bully" of himself, and
bo guilty of so purely "beastly" a speech as Mr.
Beeclier had made in responding to his letter to his
client, he, Mr. Van Colt, would decline to present any
rejoinder, lor the reason that It Is beneath his notice.
THE ASSOCIATION OF CONGREGATIONAL
MINISTERS.
It having been reported that Rev^Dr. Budlngton, of
the Clinton avenue Congregational church, Brooklyn,
had been urged by eminent Congregational divines of
New York to call together the com mil too appointed by
the Association of Congregational Ministers to Investigate
the charges against Mr Beocher, and that he, as
Us chairman, had decided to do so, a reporter of
the Hkrauij called on bitn at his residence
last evening to learn tbo facta He found the learned
Doctor contined to his bed by a severe cold, yet hopeful,
under the influence of his wife's care, lotions and
llannels, of being ablo to preach on the Babbath. In
response to the inquiry concerning th? calling of tho
committee together he declared that he had no such
Intention at present and that it would require a material
change in the existing condition to induce him to
resuscitato that cominittoeL
THE BIBLE WAR.
LIVELY MEETING OF THE ONION HILL BOAED
OF EDUCATION?SERIOUS CHARGES AGAINST A
school teacher.
The Union Hill (N. J.) Roard of Education held a
meeting last night, at which a petition was presented,
signed by over 800 prominent taxpayers, asking
that tbo Bihle, which was recently excluded from
the public school, be returned. Mr. Meyer, the member
who olfered the resolution abolishing tho use of the
Bible, Immediately arose and demanded that the petition
be laid over pending the action of the Legislature,
which body, bo said, would take the matter
Into consideration on the gronnd that It was
sectarian. Mr. Ackcrman was opposed to any such
action, and ho said that the demands of the citizens
should be acceded ta A long nnd lively debate tben
followed between President Goolz and Messrs. Meyer
and Lumlte, which was at one time feared woo.'d
result in a general row; but order was
finally observed. Then Mr. Lumlie offered a
resolution that the previous resolution be reconsidered,
and that the Blblo be again read in the school. Mr.
Meyer said that Mr. Lumlie's motion was out of order,
because ho bail at a previous meeting voted
against tho Bible A simitar motion was
made by Mr. Ackorman, hut Mr. Meyer objected
on the same grounds. President Goclz
indignantly demanded to know who had a right to mnko
motions, ami he said be should rule as he thought best.
Au Interchange of hot words followed between
the President and Mr. Meyer. Notwithstanding tho
protests of Mr. Mevcr and the other members, tho
I'hair entertained Mr. Lumlie's motion and sulimittod it
to a vote. The rosult was a tie, four of the members declining
to vote, at they thought the matter should not
be acted upon nastily. There was great excitement,
especially anions the inectalors and amid
groat confusion tbe mailer was laid ever
for ono week. The Committee on School
Government presented serious charges against Jobr.
neinbauer, a school teacher, tho nature of which, however,
they refused to make public. The accused teacher
was present and protested his Innocence, but he sent in
bis resignation, which was unauimuusiy accepted, and
thus tbo caao was dismissed.
THE DYNAMITE FIEND.
The German Consul General In this city was requested
by the Court now investigating the caso of tho dynamlto
criminal In Brcmerbaven to mstltnte iDqolncs
here relative to the same matter, in the hope of dtscovering
his accomplices, if any there wero in America.
Dr. Hinkel, the Consul General's representative, was
visited by a Hi: nun roporter yesterday in relation to
this nlTair, and be ni<l that thus far nothing ot a naturo
to be made public bad been received, and
tbat tbe report which must, when finished, be an
entirely unofficial document, will not be completed for
two or three weeka Tbe Inquiry will have to be of a
character divested of everything akin to what might be
considered judicial, and be prosecuted qnletly and In a
measure Irregularly. Many fhcta have come tq tbe
knowledge of the oonsnlalo that have been transmitted
br letter to Bremcrhaven; but nothing yet bas been
learned tbat would be likely In the most remote degree
to connect Tomassen'a uamo with tho loss of the City
of Boaton.
PICKPOCKETS IN TILE CARS.
Mrs. Annie T. Wilson, of Freeport, Me., arrived hero
yesterday morning on tbe Stonington boat from Boaton.
Sbe was on her way to California to see her
daughter, who 11 dying of consumption. Desiring to
visit a friend In Brooklyn sha took tho Belt line of cars.
Intending to cross over tho Fulton ferry. Wnlle on
those cars she was robbed of her pocketbook, containing
in bills, all tbe money sbe bad brought with
her, and ths addresses of several ot her friends. Being
thus lelt entirely destitute she bas been compelled to
accept the horpita ity o( Mrs. Webb, the Jamtress at
PnU<* Haadonariers. a here she w now Mim*
Oil motion of Denis Burns, John D. Coughltn, John
Y. Wilson and Louis l?cvv were appointed secretaries.
On motion Mr. Cuuglilin called tho loading name on
the ticket of each uncontested delegation, and announced
that there were contests In the Fifth, Kighth
and Fifteenth districts.
On motion of William P. Mitchell tho chair wns empowered
to appoint another committee on permanent
organ lasntioti.
It was voted that the hylaws of tho New York County
Committee of 1875 govern the new committee until
otherwise ordered. Then a recess was taken to give
the chairman an opportunity to appoint the committees.
XVTKR THK KKCKMS
the names of the two committees wore announced. The
appointed committees did not withdraw to transact the
business for which they had been appointed, but remained
to participate in the proceedings of the meeting.
which were resumed.
Mr. Frank A. Ransom offered tho following resolutions:?
Resolved, That the triumphant success of this organisation
tn November over the despotic rule and corrupt machinery
of Tammany Hall proves incontestibly the existence of a
sound public opiniou and the power of un intelligent and independent
press.
He solved. That economy, pnrity and accountability In the
administration of municipal affairs is essential to the interests
ol labor as well as capital, and that positions of responsibility
and honor should be exclusively conferred uj-ou actual
residents of our city, familiar with Its Interests and
people and disposed and competent to carry oat these principles.
_
Ke?olved, That it It our duty by every honorable and earnest
effort to extend and perfect our orecanliation in the
tcreral election districts and thereby consolidate tho democratic
parly in every future political struggle against Tarneinny
11*11 and lit unscrupulous or mistaken sympathise Lu
tho State and nation
The resolutions woro pnt to a vote and adopted.
After their adoption llr. Rulus F, Androws, in a brief
speech, offered the following preamble and resolutions:?
Whereas the people of the ctty of New York arc suffering 1
Yoni excessivo taxation, a largo portion of which is levied to
;>ay extravagant salaries to an army of unnecessary officials,
ireatcd prtuctpally tor thepurpo?c of enabling few men to
lontrvl through their influence the political organization
tnuwn as Tammany Hall; and
Wheroae, to make room tor this vast number of smeeurlcta
:he government ef the city of Now York, Instead of being
10 simple in Its form as to be easily understood by the whole
>rople ot tills city, is rendered complex and confusing
;hmugh the great number of its departments and bureaus
md beads of departments aud bureaus, thereby euabllng
iishonest officials to shift the responsibility of their mis- |
lords, and riving rise to conflicts of authority and vexatious
itigationa in the courts, aud I
Whereas it is impossible for the people of this city to prelect
themselves from these evils by the aid of the ballot box
eliile our municipal elections are held npon the saino day I
ilh national or Mate elections, the all-absorbing question
>f national and State politics making them forget for tbe 1
;itne being the ouJy question Involved In the election of
nunicipnl officers?the question of honesty and capability;
therefore.
Resolved, That we heartily approve the efforts now being
nsde in the Legislature to give this city a new Charter i
which shall simplify our form o.' city government, by redueng
tbe utunber of departments and bureaus lUetein, shall 1
educe taxation by lessening our expenditures and shall
jive ns a municipal election in the spring of the year, 1
when all good cJtisens, irrespective of differeuco# upon State
sod national iasnes, can Join bands in support of all can- j
iidatos honestly in favor of municipal reform.
Resolved, That we therefore look npon the charter proposed
In the Senate by the Hon. Frank M Blxby as a measure
remedying all these evils, and earnestly urge upon the
Legislature a speedy passage of the same.
Tho reading of theuo resolutions evoked frequent
oarsts of applause and they were unanimously adopted. 1
Ex-Judge Koch offered a resolution calling lor the
tppointraeut or three persona from each delegation to
tho General Committee for the formation of an !
Executive Committee to meet at Irving llall on tho '
12th of February.
Then a motion was made by Senator Oixby that the
committee adjourn, subject to the call of the chair.
Rx-Senator O'ltrien wished to amond this, and asked
that a recess be taken to give the two committees appointed
an opportunity to do the work assigned to
tbein.
Some discussion ensued, which ended by an adjournment,
as at ilrsl proposod, subject to the call of the
L'halr.
TIIE GERMAN REPUBLICANS.
The Executive Committee of tho German Republican
Central Committee mot last evening at Qcadquartors,
No. 340 Bowgrv, and organized for tbo year 1876 by
electing Hon. Morris Friedsam chairman and General
lieorge Van So hack secretary.
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<?
, MARRIAGES AND DEATHS.
MARRIED. >" '
Bradford?Oraio. ?On w< , , ?
' 187#, at the Church of the January ?/
by the Rev. J. Brooklyn Height#,
Rev. R. R Siorrx . enroll. D. D., assiatod by the
L. Kunroitr -o M EL. d-, Lientena-Jt Ehwakb
Car boll * ? State# Marine Corps, to Maki
; jyn. t enly daughter of James B. Craig, of Brook.
tta Youro?Scbwaiu.?On Sundiv, January 23, at;
Lyric Hall, by Rev. Dr. Gotthell, Eaxmk. daughter ol
Henry Schwara, to Mr. Cuajilk* Hk V-olso, of FhilaI
dclnhia.
Hibbrll?Churchill?On Wednesday, January 2ft,
1876, at the Second Congregational Church, Greenwich,
Conn., by the Rev. Charlea K. Treat, Gnomic Wouxrrt
Hubhrll, of Newark, N. J., to Oura Shkkiull,,
] daughter of the late William C. Churchill, Esq.
Htrkbt? Kki-m.? At Schoharie, Wednesday. January
i 26, by the Rev. J. H Heck. A lfrbo W. Strskt. of AL
bany. and Phlia, daughter of Franklin Krutn, Esq., of
I Schoharie. N. Y.
Symmhs?Evans.?On Thursday, January 27, 1876, at
the Calvary Baptist church, by Kev. H. 8. MaoArthur,
William B. Smuts, Jr., to Maouir S., youngest
i daughtor of the late Lemuel U. Evans, ol this city.
Mo cards.
WukaTOII?I-bland. ?On Thursday, January 27,
1876, at the Sturtevant House, New York, by Rev,
Manctus H. Hutlon. J Smith Whsaton, of Mouut:
Vornon, N. Y , to Eu.es Eddik. daughter* of CharlesLelaad,
Esq., of Long Branch, N. J.
DIED.
Allan.?In New York, January 28, at elevon A. M.,.
Mary Pattekmon Allah, belove.l wife of Robert Allan,
aged 28 yoara, ? mouths awl 13 days Also baby boy,
aged 2\ days.
Relatives and friends are requested to attend the
funeral, from her late residence, 38 Watts St., on Sunday,
at two P. M. Funeral service at her lalo residence
on Saturday, it Jive P. M.
a Li. k.n.?in urookivn, rc. u., January ?, uaroakkt
Allen, widow of Kzekiel Allen, aged 88 years, 8 months
and 27 days.
Relatives and friouds are Invited to attend tbe funeral,
on Monday, January 30, at All Souls' University church,
South 'Jth sk, near South Fourth at., Brooklyn, K. D.
Best.?Suddenly, in Brooklyn, on Thursday, January
27, Clara Teresa. daughter of L. T. and D. W. Bosk
The relatives and Ire.lids are Invited to attend the
funeral, rrom tho residence ol her parents, No. 161 Fort
Green place, on Suuday, at two o'clock P. 11.
Hudson and Albany papers please copy.
Boon ST.?At Dixon Kills, Long Island City, L. I., on
January 27, Ida M.. youngest daughter of Timothy b.
and Elizabeth G. BogerL
Relatives'and Irienda ot tjio (amity are respectfully
Invited to attend the (uneral, on Sunday, 30th msk, at
one o'clock. Carriages tu waning at Thlrty-iourth
street ferry, Hunter's i'oint, at 12:30 P. 1L ; train on Long
Island road leaves Hunter's Point at 11:30 lor Skillmau
av., Dutch Kills.
Cor.?At Madison, Conn , on Thursday, January 27,
Mr. Tuoxab Cor. of Injuries received the day previous.
Funeral Saturday at two P. M. Both express trains
atop.
Conk.?On Friday, 28th Inst., Joun C. Conk, 1b tho
68lh year ol liis age.
Relatives and iriends, also members of tho Merchants'
Benevolent Association, are requested to attend
tbe funeral, at the Harlem Unlversalist chapel,
127th st., near Lexington av., on Sunday, 30th insk,
at one o'clock.
Derw.?On Thursday, January 27, Roxanna, wlfo of.
Daniol Drew, aged 77 years, 2 months and 13 days.
Fuuerai services at thu Methodist Episcopal church
at Brewsters. on Sunday, the 30lh, at eleven A. M. Afuneral
train will leave tho Grand Central depot at nine'
A. M. Relatives and friends of the family are requested',
to attend without further notico.
ertldiorr.?miciiakl F.ttunokr, at his residence*,
3G6 Broome St., at twenty minutes past three P. M.
Funeral will take place from bis late residence, Banday,
at ton A M. Relatives and friends are requested
to attend without further notice.
Fltnn.?On January 28, Mart Fi.tnn, wife of PaU
rick Flvnn, aged 21) years and 8 months.
The relatives aud iricuds of the family are respectfully
Invited to attend the funeral, on Sunday, January
30, at ouc o'clock, from her late rosidcuce, No. 53<i
n cm rnij-uiN Blll-cu
Fogrrty.?On Friday, January 28, Grrtrcdr, yonnjrost
daughter of Matthew J. and Elizabeth Fogerty, aged
1 year, 10 months and 5 days.
Relatives and friends are respectfully lDVitod to attend
tho funeral, from hor parents' residence, 181 East
87th st, between Lc&ingten and 4th ava., ou Sunday
aftornoon, the 30th insL, at half-past one o'clock,
Goodman.?Died, on Friday, January 28, our boloved
husband and father, bavin Goodman, aged 73
years
The friends of tho family, Hnmboldt Lodgo, 812,
F. At A. 41., and Now York Lodge. No. 1, I. O. B. B.,
are invited to attend the funeral, from his late rcsl- donee.
No. 249 East 30th St., ou Sunday, the 30th Inst,,
at ten A. M.
Goktz.?On Friday, January 28, of diphtheria,
Alvrkd Horry, youngest son of Charles E. and A.
Louise Goetz, aged 3 years, 2 months and 29 days.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend tho
funeral. Iroin the residence of his grandmother, Mra
A. A. Holly, 329 Union sl, South Brooklyn, to-day,
29lh InsL, at two 1'. M.
Jounson.? At Port Richmond, Staton Island, on
Thursday, January 27, Martha A., youngest daughter
of Israel D. Johnson, deceased. *v
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the fUncral,
from the Church ot Ascension, West Now Brighton, '
Staton Island, on Sunday, January 30, at half-past two
o'clock P. M.
Kknny.?On Thursday, January 27, 1870, umrt&mb
Kknny, aged 81 years.
Relatives and lriends are invited to attend the
funeral services, at the residence of her son in-law,
P. H. Crabtroe, Westorvell av., New Brighton, Slalea
Island, on Saturday, the 29lh insL, at two P. M.
Koctx.?At Greciipoint, Brooklyn, B. D., on Thursday,
January 27, at the residence of his parents, 169
West St., ooruer of Hnron, Georcs Christian, son
of Christian R and Anna Koch, aged 21 years, 9
months and 28 days.
Relatives and friends of the family, members of Herrmann
Lodge, No. 2tW, F. and A. M., and members of
the Norddeutscher Cl_ub, of Grcenpoint, are respectfully
invited to attend tho funeral, on Sunday, 30th
Inst., at half-past one o'clock P. M., from the German
Lutheran church, Fourth St., betweeu Grevnpoint av.
and Calver street, Greenpoint, L. L
Liohtbody.?On Wedne-day, January 26, John O.
Liohtdody, eldest son of Jatnu C. Lighlbody and the
late Mary Ann Lightbody, in tne 81st vear of his age.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to ati
tend the funeral, from the residence of his father 320
1 East tS2d sl, on Sunday, the 30th inst. at one P. M.
Tho members of Alma Lodge, No. 728, F. A A. M., are
[ horeby notitied to nioei at the lodge rooms, corner 67 th
at. snd 3d av., on suuday, Suth insL, at twelve o'clock
M., for tho purpose of attending the funeral of our lat*
Brother, J. G. Lightbody. as above.
G. W. SCIRION MAKER, Master.
Lynch.?On Thursday, January 27, John Lynch, boro<
In parish Clonmany, Donegal county, Ireland, aged 65.
The relatives and friends are respectfully invit d to
attend the funeral, from hts late residence, 160 Raymond
sl, Brooklyn, on Saturday, January 29, at half1
past one P. M.
Martin.?On Thursday, January 27, Annir Hamilton,
{ wile of Robert M. Martin.
Tho funeral services will take place at her late reslj
donee, No. 204 East 4dth sl, on Sunday aftornoon next,
at one o'clock precisely.
McNallt.?On Thursday, January 27, Patrick;
' McKallt, in the 33d your of bis age.
| Relatives uud friends of the family and the membero|
of the New York Fire Department are respectfully in1
vited to attend the luneral, from St. Gabriel's church,,
37th sL and 2d av., this day, at ten o'clock A. M. (a
solemn requiem mi-j will be ofTered tor the repose of
| his soul), thence to Calvary Cemetery, at twelvo
o'clock.
Niohoinon.? Memorial services to Captain N. Nicitol|
son, who perished ou the City of Waco, will be held la
<uiii*iu buurui, iincj uuu ijnin/vkw kvv., nrnumyu,
Sunday morning, at half past ton. Fiionds invited.
Quinji.?On Friday, January 23, 1876, Jink, wife of
John Quinn, in tho 42d year or her ago.
The funeral will take place Irom her late residence,
No. 66 Doan street, Brooklyn, on Sunday, tho 40th
! Inst., at two o'clock P. M. Uelatlvosand fnenda of tho
tauiily aro respectfully Invited to attend,
j Londonderry (Irpland) papors please copy.
Roskxthau.?On Friday, January 28. Ki.la Wixoatk,
wife of Richard S. itoseutlial, in the 2Jth year of hoc
' age.
Relatives and friends aro Invited to attend her
funeral, front bor late residence. No. 818 West 22d si,
on Sunday, Jonti iry 30, at two o'olock 1'. M.
Soharfer?Suddenly, on Friday evening, 28th Inst.,
at her residence, 80 Houry street, Catherine, wifo or
Philip Schaefer, aged 48 years.
Funeral notice hereafter.
Virtue.?At Montclalr, N. J., Friday, 28th Inst.,
Pktkr Virtue, in the 37th year of bt? ago.
Relatives and fricnas of tho family are respectfully
Invited to attend tho funeral, from his late residence afe
Montclalr, on Monday, 31st idsl, at one o'clock P. M.
Carriages will nject the Delaware, Lackawanna an<J
Western train from New York, Christopher street ferry,
at 10:45 A. M. ?
Wklia?At his residence, In Rtwerdale, New Torlq
city, on Wednesday, January 26, David Halstbb
W KLXg.
His relatives and friends, also those of his father,,,
James N. Well*, are respectfully invited to attend the',
funeral this (Saturday) morning, the 29th Inst., aui
half-past ten o'clock. Carriages will be in attendance
at the depot on the arrival ot the 9:10 train from 42dl
st. depot, also at 9:44, on arrival of the train from tho
North.
I Weeseul ?On Thursday, January 27, Werxsr,
1 youngest child of Kate V. and tho late Frederick Wc?sola
agod 3 years and 11 mouths.
Funeral aervlcc Irom the roeidenre of bis mother,
cornor Maple and Whiten sts., Jeracy City, on Sunday^
January 30, at three P. M
L Writs.?At Jersey City, on Friday, January 28, 1870p(
j Isaac Preriwitox Wnrra, In the 72d year of hia age. i
Funeral at Preebyterian church. Rod Bank, N. J., I
Monday, January 31, at one o'clock P. M. Friends in-i
vtted. ji?
Wiuwa?Suddenly, on Thursday evening. Rmxamcts
WiutoR, wife of Augustus 1L Wilson, in the Gist year'
of her age.
FriendiTof the family and members of Moaalc Lodgkt
' No. 418 7. A M. and Diamond lodge No. 140 L 0. O.
F. are invited to attend the fUneral, Irom the A licit!
street Methodist Episcopal church, on Sunday, 3tilhJ
Inst., at half-past one o'clock P. M.
DSATn or ** R?rn*AjiLK iaoy.
Mrs. Nathaniel McKay, after a long and painfol sick.,
neat, died at Koat Boston, yesterday. Many years ago
she was attacked by violent patns In the head, windy
aepnvcMi uer 01 su-nt. in mo intervals of pain she ws^
i cheerful and tul. of hope In relation to the futurA. He*
faith wae firm to the Inst, and buoyed her up as sb<
passed peacefully from earth to heaven. She was boj
' loved by all who knew her, and was very kind to the
poor, who will miss hor much. Her husband. N*
| lhanlel McKay. Esq ., It well known as one of tbe ?ctiv<
I bisireaa in tin o I ute c luatri.? ikjsum Trav*iUr. 36 Ik. I
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