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One of Its Peculiar Features
The Curiosities of the "Concessions
for Privileges.1'
Fifty Thousand Dollars Offered lor the Privilege
of Sweeping the Floors of the lluildings?
The Department of Putdic Comfort?The
Restaurants?Popcorn and Peanuts.
J'jit ladki.ru i a, Kelt. 21, 1S7G.
In the financial statements of the Centennial Board
r Finance which have been published from time to lime
It is probable that nearly every reader must have noticed
thai next to tho subscriptions to tho stock, which
now amount t? $2,:t&f,760, and tho appropriations
by the government* of Philadelphia and Pennsylvania,
together aggregating $2,500,000, the largest and most
Important source of income Is embraced under the
briel and inexpressive caption of
'voxcksaioss rok privilkoxs."
What was the nature of tho "concessions" and what
the "privileges" were no ono seemed to understand
except by conjecture. Communications have appeared j
In the local newspapers from ttioso perennially In- ]
quisltive persons, "Anxious Inlfhircr," "Old Subscriber"
and others of the family, asking in vain for fur
tnur iiiiuraiuiifiii. ini|uirj ui utu umvta v. m.v
tenmnl officials .showed that thcro was an air of mystery
about the matter, not because there was anything
"crooked" about It?to use a word that Is
now In fashion?but because it was not
deemed "Judicious" to mako public the items under
this heading at tho present Iiinc. If, like Mr. Tweed,
tho inquirer pressed for a "bill ot particulars," ho was
politely refused ami referred to the Committee on ConCessions,
being given to understand in a general way
that tho concessions wore grants to null articles within
the exhibition grounds, awarded to restaurateurs,
cigar dealers and newsmen mostly, at tho highest
prices offered, the monev to go, of course, toward reimbursing
tha stockholders in the Centennial fund.
When, therefore, the illKiU correspondent cudcavorcd
to obtain a list of those concessions as a legitimate
item of news he found his path filled with obstacles.
But by dint ot persistent work tho details
were obtained, and a number of curious facts were the
result, interesting as showing the American love of
speculation, fertility of invention in devising means of
making money out of the Exhibition, and an apparent
but uot real recklessness In paying largo sums of
money for what to the unpractised often seems like a
trilling privilogo.
For instance, ono man has offered $">0,000 for the
"privilogo" ol sweeping out the Exhibition buildings,
guaranteeing (o pay all his help aud to keep the tifty
odd acres of Mooring in the buildings perfectly cleaned.
One cannot but admire the ingenuity and business
foresight of this inun, as a little calculation will .showthat
by a very moderate chargo to each exhibitor tor
keeping his space clean, and by being permitted to retain
money and valuables found in his sweepings lliis
enterprising individual might make a very good thing
out of the concession, notwithstanding the high prlco.
This proposition hus not yet been accepted by t a
committee, who have sotne doubt as to the propriety
Of allowing iu
Ncitbercan we help wondering at (ho ingenuity and
npparcnt recklessness of the man w ho has paid $12,000
for the exclusive privilege of hiring out rolling, or
Bath, chairs, to visitors to the Exhibition at fifty cents
an hour. Ho has also agreed to pay $40 on each chair
over UOO which lie employs. It is estimated that 160
more than this wiil he needed, which, at $40 per chair
will he fd,00ti, making $11,000 for this privilege alone!
'ick colo 8oi?.\."
Another man. wWh every conlldenee that wc shall
have a hot summer, has given $d0,000 for the right to
dispense soda water during the six months of the lair.
He will rlso pay twenty cents on every gallon sold,
which royally will reach, it is thoueht, $02,000, su
that the soda water man will have to puy to the Centennial
fund about $0-2,000.
tuk CAT A 1.1 Nt ik
Tho Centennial Catalogue Company have paid
$100,0ii0 tor the privilege of printing and selling the
full official catalogue ol the Exhibition. The work is
to be in lour volumes, la to be sold lor twenty live
cents a volume, and they arc restricted to only twentyAve
pages of advertisements III each volume." Nevertheless,
many are of the opinion that Nnglc ,v Co. have
bonanza anil I lint '-there's millions in it."
Kor cigars and tobacco to he sold at tlvo stands In
the grounds only, not in any ot the buildings and not
exclusive of other rights lo sell, a shrewd tobacconist
has paid $lS,il0a
rrnuc comfort ukpartmrxt.
The sum ol $20,000 has been putd lor the privilege of
forming and controlling tho Doparlinout of l'ubllc
Comfort. The company Is required to nut up a build
lug 100 feet by 100 feol, to cost not less than $10,000.
This is to bo u?ed for waiting rooms for visitors and as
reading and writing rooms for ladies mid gentlemen,
and no charge will l>c allowed. The company
w ill also have offices and messengers in many portions
of tho oulldings and grounds, slid will be allowed to
charge moderately lur the enre ol packages, parcels,
travellers' luggage, umbrellas, cants, Ac , for which
they w ill givo oiiecKs, and lo sell newspapers and periodicals,
but nut exclusive ol the rights of other
newsmen. There will be messengers aud system of
telegraph lo be used by the I'ublic Comfort Departmi
nt, which will he ol great service to visitors. For
Instance, a party of travellers entering tho Exhibition
at one entrance may give orders to havo their luggage
and tickets ready tor them at anoibcr gate at a certain
hour, or they may telegraph to have their luggage sent
V a certain point to meet thetn. All these requirements
the I'ublic Coiulort Department will attend lo,
with many other little services, such as giving information
as to localities aud objects of Interest. It will
bo a most esrlul adjuuet to tho greul lutr II properly
eood uc ted.
a hotki. coxcrsstox.
The Globe llotel is a large strueturo erected just out
Hie the principal entrance to the grounds, lor Lcnu-iitiiaJ
accommodation. It contains 1,800 room.-*, can
lodge and Ifd ',000 people, and is Mild to be the largest
hotel in ('ho world. About one half the ground on
which it slunds Nwwi to the city, and is note controlled
by the Centennial Commission. The concession
to build thereon wag obtained lor $10,500?acomparatively
stuaii sum.
1 here will be s<x restaurants w ithin iHe Kxhlbitlon
grounds, all in special buildings to be erected by the
owners of the concessions, wh.cn cost $6,out) for on< h
establishment. These structures will be of the handsomest
design and construction, none ol ihcin to cost
loss than jlo.uoo, and one as high as $50,000. The
names of the restaurateurs are us lollows:?1', Sudreuu,
f New Vork, Krench restaurant; K. Mcrcor, of Atlanta,
"The South," a palatial club house, and the
headquarters of Southern visitors; 1- Goyartl, "l.cs
Trois Krerus Provenraux," the luiuuiis Parisian restaurant,
K.J laiubcr, of I'hilaflclphia, a (leruiati restaurant
on a large and complete scale; Tobiasou Hcllhrun,
the Aiu< rican Kcstaurant, the building to cost
$e0,UU0. Tletaited descriptions ol the plans tor* iheso
restaurants would be of interest were there spaco in
this letter. A Jewish restaurant will also be conducted
by Charles Cullman according to the Hebrew dietary
laws. It will be a novel and Interesting feature,
The Centennial 1'botograph Association has paid a
fixed sum, $11,000, lor the privilege of making pictures
in the grounds ana buildings, and wdl also pay
ten per cent on their gross receipts over $00,000.
The Ccntenuial llmdc-Hook Company have paid
$5,000 [or the exclusive right of sale within the enclosure,
but arc under the wise restriction to put uo
advertisements id their book.
ThC Milk Dairy Association have, for $3,000, secured
A right to pot up a building Tor the sale ot milk and
to lit products, or which, ot course, ice or i_.au will be
In the greatest demand.
A Virginia tobacco factory, In I.ynchburg, have
been given a coticcaaion to erect a tobacco manufactory,
on a small scale, to exhibit the mode of preparing
the weed and aell the tame. They have puid
$3.000 lor the privilege.
The Vienna bakery will be another one of the in
duatrial occupations exhibited on a smull scale. A
complete Austrian bakery will be working so as to
show the entire process, and as the product Is to be
r>ld the Hoard ot Finance haa charged $3,uuu ior the
A glass-making concern has obtained an exclusive
recession to supply glass lor the exhibitors and
the commission lor showcases Ac, by Ibe payment
ef $3,00?. It is stipulated in the contract Ihet ihey
are lo do the work at the very lowest market prices.
A well known confectionery manufacturer will make
and aell i ho. l.ue and line candies on the grounds, exhibiting
all the processes of manufacture. His grant
coat $&,u00.
The Centennial National Bank, a W??t Philadelphia
Institution, lately incorporated, with Mr. E. A. Kolilna
as president, will put up a hank building on the Exhibition
grounds also, lor the use of the commission, exhibitors
and visitors They are assessed $.r>,00d lor the
exclusive right, and required to bund live small office*
at tne entrances lor the exchange of money.
For $3,000 the concession has been given to establish
a e-afd In the Agricultural 'Hall, with the stipulation
v that no Iree are to he used, and naly cold dishes served.
Another caf<5 in the main building has been agreed
upon on the same terms. There uro eight catea in
other buildings not yet awarded, at the same rate,
which will bring in a revenue ol $40,000 inoro to the
tine of the cafe manufacturing companies has obtained
lor $3,000 the exclusive right tu keep valuables
OB demist* end iliere is no doubt Unat lhy> w.U
and their (nlltlon "in She. An Iromcnt*
burglur proof vault will Uo speoially couatructoil, il U
i'oi'corn and i'um ts,
A popcorn capitalist baa given $7,t>00 for Uia sola
privilege of impairing tho digestion nl tbo wurl<l at the
great lair, and he may aay, with Koblnsou Crusoe,
My right there i> none to diopute.
A peanut man has offered (1.0U0 hotter to peddle his
plebeian Iruit, hut the committee thought when tho
weighty <|tiosinm was considered that all the world
scrunching peanuts at ouce would mako too rnnny
shells, and the application was rejected uud the applicant
is dejected.
roy alt! ks.
Besides tho concessions ubove named, the list of
which can be vouched for as being correct, thera will
bo an income trom royalties Ton cents per gallon will
be charged upon all malt lujuors brought Into I he
gruunrtn during the continuance ol the Kxhibition tor
the restaurants or elsewhere. The revenue irotu this,
it is estimated, will he at least $60,000.
Au elevator that will convoy visitors to the top or
ono of the lowers in tho main building will also he
taxed according to its earnings. The receipts from this
aru estimated at (10,nut).
The estimated receipts from the machine shop which
will make the repairs to Machinery Hail are (j.ooo.
The West Knd Kuilroad Com puny ol Philadelphia
have laid narrow gaugo trucks around the grounds, and
will run littio strain cars to carry visitors trom point
to point. A low esiiinato of the Centennial percentage
from this source is ('JO,nun.
Prom the telegraph service within und without the
grounds, the messenger service, guides and interpreters
iha percentage upon the gross receipts will
he at the lowest (jft.ouu. Concerning this matter of
tbo telegraph facilities thcro is some dispute, which is
not yot settled.
The women of New York who take an Interest in the
Centennial (exhibition at Philadelphia have Issued the
following addross:?
To tub Public:?The deputation from the New York
Women's Centennial Union visited Philadelphia on Saturday
and was most cordially entertained by the President
and representative members of the (executive
As early as 1873 a band of thirteen women In Philadelphia
inaugurated the woman's movement, which h is
spread throughout the Union, and thoir vigorous
efforts, with the co-operation ol other women in oLhor
States, realised the sum ol $'.?6,14U. In Juno, 1876, applications
from other countries lor exhibiltou spues
had already become numerous, and among the applicants
women held sj prominent a place that it was
decided to insiituln u department In which exclusively
trio invent ious una industries 01 women snoum ue
exhibited. Tbc indefatigable Women's Cornmission
set to work anew to raiso lands for
ibis purpose, and within four months their appeal bad
resulted in a sum ol $30,000 for the erection of tho
Women's Pavilion. Twelve States contributed to this
Rum, iho women of Pennsylvania Riving $15,u00, of
Ohio $10,01 b, of Massachusetts $5,01.0. About $1&,0U0
more Is needed to complete the building and for Interior
decorallons, including showcases, gas fixtures,
together with current expenses during the Kxhtfntiou,
to which may, perhaps, be addod tlie expense tor
a model ho.-pilal, with trulued uurses and a kindergarten.
It is desired that a representative bo sent from New
York to tho executive Hoard in Philadelphia thai sho
may represent bor city in the approaching celebration,
and havo u' vote in their meetings.
It possible local committees will bo formed here to colj
leet subscriptions in tne different wards. As one ol the
| groat cities of tho t niou, New York naturally wishes to
, lurnish her proportioniu tho celobrallou, and to ibis
I end tho following resolution was adopted yesterday at
a meeting of the Executive Committee, held at the
i house ol Mrs. General Culluin,
ft solved, luasmui-h as l'euusylvaula has contritiilted
$t:>,(??I, and Ohio $10,0ni>, II Is resolved thai New Vurk city
raise $15,1**1 far tlie women's ilupartiucut. including (id.iM)
subscribed fur tho banner. All raised above ami beyond
; $15,lam shall be devoted lo a memorial in this city "to
, women's and children's united efforts in tho Penlenuiul
Tho time is short, but if with patriotic feeling tha
I women of our city unite and work with a will they
, may yet accomplish this double aim and ( olebrateour
anniversary by joining in tho universal expression of
enthusiasm at Philadelphia and also by erecting in our
city a permanent memorial of ibis great blessing of tho
ono hundredth year of our uationul prosperity and
growth. A call is, therefore, made to the women of
Now York to connect themselves in some way with tho
Central Board of the Womon's Onlennul I'nion,
Chlckorlng Hall, Filth avenue and Kightcoiith street,
where all written communications as to articles to bo
oxhitdted, itc., w ill lie received and duly answered.
.Subscriptions may be scut to the same place, to the
Treasurer, Mrs. N." P. llosuck.
About a year ago ex Collector of Taxes, Isaac lladeau,
was tried before the City Court for tho alleged embezzlement
of the sum of $50,0O0 of public moneys while
lie tilled the ofTIco of Collector. The jury disagreed and
were discharged. The case has now been noticed for
another trial on the second Monday in March. Mr.
lladeau has been in very delicate health tor a long time
past, and it is considered doubtful whether be will bo
able to attend court at the tiino Gxod upon.
Frederick Maher, a young Englishman, attempted to
| commit suicide ycsteidny morning by cutting bis
throat with a penknife. He boarded at No. 217 Court
street, Brooklyn, and was employed as a clerk tu a
w holesale house In New York. He Is supposed to have
been laboring undor mental aberration at the time.
His wound wax dressed by Dr. Irish, and bis condition
Is not daugorous.
[From the Buffalo Courier, Fob. 21. J
For somelhiiig over a month a young Englishman,'
named Hugh Courtney, aged twenty-three years, sup.
I posed to bo one of the descendants of a titled family
"across tbc water," be having represented himself as
the son of tho Karl of Devonshire, has bceu cutting
quite a swell in fashionable circles hereabouts. To all
appearances he was well supplied with tilthv lucre; his
attiro was "loud," of the very latest fashionable cut
and decidedly English. He
several timeg n day, was pelted and courtod in sneiety
circles, lor "a lord, you know," is a novelty here and
his acquaintance not to bo slighted. He was believed
to be the soul of honor, of course. His Intense aristo'
cratic feelings, upon his lirst nppearance, lad him to
decline lioiug introduced to soma of our llrst families,
"because they sold leather," but subsequent deliberations
caused Inm to change his mind. He
called for the best the house afforded, drank co.-tlr
wine-", smoked expensive cigars?in fact Indulged his
i i^truvugunt tastes and haluts to the fullost extent.
1$ut alas for the uncertainties of human enjojmcut!
i Saturday night lound hun
at Police Stntlou No. 3, charged with dcrrsiidlcg tho
proprietor of the Tiflt House of the amount of his
hotel bill contracted during his stay here. The par.
tlculars of the caso. as learned by our re|?irter, are, In
substance, that Courtney left Knglund three mouths
ago for San Francisco, where, as In Bulfalo, he mado
, himself conspicuous and popular nniorg the I on ton.
; A little more than a month ago he came her* and took
up his quarters at th* TiOk House. He represented to
Or. Tutliill Hint his lunds had run short, but hu would
! soon receive a remittance Ironi his father, the Earl,
and would make good all liabilities incurred. This was
I Well enough for the time being, but the -aiue excuse
was presents'! sach nine lie rsceived his bill, nnill it
became too stereotyped for human endurance, and a
j warrant sworn out for his arrest, on the rtiarce above
! named, was on Saturday evening placed in the hands
of Specials Curtin and Mochel, of the Third procinct.
Tho oilicers
at the hotel and mado known their business, which,
naturally enough, put hun in nude "S flurry His actions
and talk were more like those ol an overgrown
and inexperienced boy than a man. Requesting a few
minutes' lima ho addressed a piteous appeal to a well
known lady and gentleman, an.l handing II to a messenger
of the A. I< Telegraph Instructed lilm to collect
, his tee from the jiarty to whom it was addressed, as he
w?s poiscMed oroniy seven ceni*. mc note wai as
Dun asp Miss ??I am locked up for not nsrlog
my hill at tli* liotel Will you l>? kitnl enough to com*
and make It *11 right ' It U for not paying oiy bill. I am In
a itieadful date of mtnd. and. luy d*ar Vi?? , pi* up do
pprmmd* tli* ? to d<> metliiatc, or I shall have to lay
| her* ail BUrtit. H. t'OI RTNKY.
I'. it.?Iryou could see ra* It would bp alt right.
Mr. Courtney was tbcti conveyed to Station No. Sand
locked up. Shortly alter In* incarceration the men.
; senger boy entered the station and said the communication
was returned with a refusal to pay his fee. A
reporter of the Comn*r on learning of the occurrence
In hi* roll and lound h;m feeling very bedly. He ex?
1 preaaed the opinion that thia was a " blarstv'd country,
where a tnan must live on money, whi'o at'otue, you
i know, I could live on inc own name." He remarked:
! " I'm very extravagant, very estravagant, you know.
; I.Ike to spend lota or money and bavo a jolly good
time, you know " He dide't appear to l>e having a very
good time juat thru. Ihongh. He waa very anxious
that bla name should not appear in print, and refused
! point blank to give amy Information beyond the aisle,
meat that his people were wealthy and livpd In the
I South ot Kngund, and that be had money enough
when he came here to get home had he etarlcd immediately
on bta Journey. He bad no business or proleaalonal
calling; he had served some time as an oBiccr in
tho British service nnd bad been travelling tor pleasure:
Ho Intimated that a " little onplcaanntacsa"
! !.*.! occurred in the latntlr prior to hie departure from
! homo and attributed, his misfortune entirely to the
" failure of papa, you *know," to make remittances in
response to drafts he had mado upon him He Is hope
I fni that some 4Ptho wealthy acquaintance* he has
! made here wlU come forward and us st him in hi*
I riiieu.ma until wont run be sent to his patent*
Before Judge Duffy.
The members of the Crtst 'u Society continue getting
i themselves in trouble. Yesterday James l-andy and
Timothy Carroll, strikors from the shoe manufactory
of Kcddish .k Co., No. 35 Warren street, were arraigned
i for assaulting George Van I.orn, a mm striker. It was
I charged that oue oftho dofeuduuts struck Van Ixirn on
his way from the shop and thnt thg other .flfod a pistol
I at him. It was counter charged that Van l.orn fired a
pistol first. The accused were discharged and all parlies
were adinonishod to demeau themselves as lawfeuriiig
citizens mindful ol oue another's rights and
! duties
Michoel Suoasxy, of No. 78 ilayard street, on Monday
night sot an obloug wire cage containing a live ratio
tho yard, rear of his house, and, piling wood around
It, set tire thereto and burned the poor brute to
death. He was arrested by officer Kennedy, of tho
Sixth precinct, and yesterday Judge Duffy held him la
} 1,000 bail to answer.
Before Judge Morgan.
Washington's birthday.
Yesterday being Washington's Birthday only one
session of tlio Court was held. In honor of the day
Judge Morgan was lenient with the drunkard*, aud
granted an oxtru number of discharges and light (inns.
Fifty-live prisoners woro disposed of. and the Court
adjourned at noon.
a8.saci.ting an officer.
Officer Height at a late hour on Monday night arrested
Michael Koddmg at the cornor of Charlton and
Yarlck streets lor being drunk and disorderly. Rodding
was accompanied by live fTioinls, and they seized
the officer, taking his hat, bell and club. The officer
' (ought bravely and lired a shut at Redding, which took
| no eflect. Then Redding seized tho officer's club and
dealt him u powcrrul blow over tuo eye, cuusiug a most
J painful und serious wound. By n superi
human ellort tho olllccr then freed hlmsoll
from his captors and regained his club, and struck
! Kcdding a blow which caused him to surrender. The
I others then run away, Haight took his prisoner to the
station house, and Captain McDonncil and Detective
Murphy wont out with tho olllccr and scoured all the
saloons in the precinct to tlnd Kodding's companions,
hut met with no success. Bedding, on being brought
beloro Judge Morgan yesterday, had uottnng to say, j
an>l ho was held in $.'ioo to answer. The officer's injuries
are very serious, and he may lose the sight of j
Ins right eye. He has only been on the (orcc one
month, and his brave defence was much commended
| by Captain McDonnell and also by Judge Morgan.
Mrs. Catherine Salmon, of No. 357 West Filly-second
street, on Monday afternoon sat down in the waiting
! room of the Hudson Kivor Itailroad depot, Thirtieth
j treet and Ninth avenuo, to await the starting of a
i r ain. She had a piece of flannel at her side, contain|
lng fifty yards and valued at $12 She left the room
! lor a moment, leaving the piece of llannel on hor seat.
On returning she trussed tho tlsnncl and also noticed
, that a woman who sat next to hor bad also disappeared.
She rushed out of the room and notified Officer O'ConI
nor, ol tho Twentieth precinct, who pursued and arrested
the woman us she was getting on a car. He aiso
arrested another woman named Margaret Downey, on
suspicion of being an accomplice. In court yesterday
the prisoner gave hor tiamo as Catherine Wilson, and
she whs hold in fyoo to auewur. Mrs. Downey provod
that sho was unacquainted with Mrs. Wilson and only
look the piece of llannel from tier on entering the car
j as a favor and at her request. She was, therefore, honI
orably discharged.
Belore Judge Murray.
In response to the cries of "Murder! Watch! I'oi
lice!" Officer (!recti, of the Twenty-first precinct, enI
torod the promises No. 202 East Thirty-second street,
on Monday night, and found Lizzie Walters, a young
woman, who was In her night clothes and covered with
i blood. The house was in a general uproar and llie offlj
cer thought at llrst that she had been stabbed, but on
! closer examination he found that sno was bleeding
j from a cut on the hp cuusod by a tumbler thrown bv
Annio long, the proprietress o( tho.liouse. Mrs. Long
was held for trial on a charge of keeping a disorderly
l house, autl lour of hor womer. were fined $10 each.
At tho Washington I'live Police Court yesterday
F.ugone McCurlhy was held in $300 to answer for stcali
ing a ham valued at $1 75 from Allred Darrell, of No.
! 102 Thuiupson street.
George Walsh, or No. $? Laight street, and John K.
I Sliepperd, of No. 32 Dcsbrosses street, two hoys, were
I hehl tn $000 for attempting to commit a burglary on tho
I premises No. 313 Hudson street, owned by "William
I Knceland. The boys denied tho charge, slating that
Ihi>v wont down the bkfidncnt stens tn uhtrtin Lhrir huts:
wlu'ch had been thrown there by *01110 other i?er&u.,i.
srrkkxk CorKT?Cuambkrs?Held by'Judge liw!
rcncc.?No*. 1 to 293, incitisivo.
SiritsiiK Coirt?Si'Kciai. Tkkm?Held by Judge Van
Vorst.?Demurrers?Nos. 5, 7, 8, 11, 13, 37. l.aw and
| Foot?Nos. 5s, 39. 219. 216, 225, 1<>6, 314. all, 145, 103,
i 33.5, 268, 31)2, 206, 107, 307. 109, 204, 110, 120, 59, 130,
j 130, 47. 260, 146, 202, 10, 66.
su'khik Cocht?Part 2?Held by Judge Donohuo.?
| Nos. 1092, 1028, 17\ 235, 2338, 982. 452',, 4224, 422K
I 4087, 1142, 614, 1028, 382, 1036, 1042, 104s, 1062, '76,
j 1084, 1918, 14, 1136, 2631, 2532, 1232, 970, 1334, 2352,
j 625, 1804, 1750, 2336, 1228, lo26>? 1548. l'art 3.?Case
j on?Hume vs. TUe Mayor, &C,
Hcpkmok Coirt?Srn ial Term?Held by Judge
Sodgwick.^-Nos. 33. 35, 36. 38, 17.
SrrsKioR Coirt?Part 1?Held by Chief Justice
Motion? Nos. 500, 1217, 1597, 731, 1075, 023, 627, 827,
: 283, ls56, 823, 715, 865, 1024, 010. Part 2?Held by
Judge Curtts.-Nos. 860, 928, 1834, 984, 848, 778, 990,
956, 957, 958, 1972. 718. 8001,, 994, 052.
Cosmos I'i.kab?1'urt 1?Held by Judge J. F. Daly ?
Nos 254 . 589, 2049, 777, 9f>5, 956, 069. 177. 51. 696, 2288,
2373, 1690, 1157, 1554. 45, 2122, 1778, 1602, 670>?, 760,
1618, 986, 1566, 1038.?Part 2?Hold by Judge Van
j ltrunL? No*. 1000, 1470, 1282. 1258, 1855, 2374. lslS.
del down?Nos. 1268, 1294, 1454, 1336, 1372, 1377, 1763,
1 1764, 1240, 1202, 700, 1359, 1519, 1381, 1425, 2137, 1261,
1416 1421, 1422, 1308, 1488, I486, 1538, 1467, 1473, 1302.
Pari 3?Held by Judge Van Hoeseu.? Nos. 1534. 1521,
1608, 2183. 1404, 149)1, 1769, 1797, 1495, 1693, 1856.!, 1788,
1785, 1798. ?ot down? Nqp. 2124, 1574, 1606, 1606,
1730. 1731, 1575, 1576.
Cos*"* Pikab?Kurrrr Tcrm?Held by Judge Robinson.?No*.
24, 6, 3Uk
M aut>k Cot'RT?l'arts 1, 2 and 3.?Adjourned for tbe
Coirt or Geskrai, Sessions?Held by Recorder
Haeketl.?The Pcoplo vs. Frederick (Jras, John Rilab
aud John Reiner, rape; Same v*. John Mayer, rape;
Same vs. John Murray and Kdward White,"burglary;
! Sanio vs. Patrick Rellly and James McDonald, felonious
assault aud battery; Same vs. James Comingfort,
forgery; Samo vs. John McCarthy an I Andrew
Miller, lorgcry; Same v*. William Geary, burglary;
Same vs. John Shauiihau utul John Sullivan, grand
; larceny; Same vs. Mary Duffy, grand larceny; Same
i vs. Mary Kelly, gram! larceny; Same vs." Charles
McClellan. grand larceny; Same vs. Henry G. onisen,
obscene literature; Samo vs. Margaret Ahearn, as
sault and battery.
Oykr ann Tkrsinkr?Held by Judge Barrett.?The
People vs. Edward Gannon, manslaughter; Same vs.
Charles Smith, manslaughter, Same vs. John Lnrguist,
Ai-bant, Feb. 22^1876,
' .In Court of Appeals, Tuesday, February 22, 1876.
Decisions handed dowu ?
Motions granted.?Alfuro vs. Davidson.
Judgtiieiii reversed and new trial granted, costs to
EBltUARY 23, 187G.?WITH
l?er cent a<1 vnh.rom The judgment below wis for the
Importers, and the government here contends that notwithstanding
the act specifically provides that burlaps
shall bo subjeoted to a duty of only thirty per coul,
slllL if the lact is that tbe burlaps In Ibis case aro "oil- a;
cloth foundation'' then the Collector Is justified In exacting
the increased duty which is specifically laid on '
"oilcloth foundations." It is tuuintainoU that tbe man- '>
ufactures in i|Uestion are not known In Knglaud as tl
; burlups, and that the fibre ofjute has not until rcceutly
been kuowii In the manufacture of burlups The importers
argue that the article imported by Ihcm is "I
kuowu to trudo and commerce as burlaps aud nothing ft
else, a;id thai they are distinct from floorcloth canvas .
and oilier oilcloth foundations, aud were not imported
for the latter use, and that consequently thirty per b
cent is the lull extent of the duty imposed. E. B. c
!*mith for tbe government, Sedgwick A Clarke lor t?
importers. 81
A bench warrant was isauod by District Attorney ^
Winchester Hrlttcn on last Monday night for fho arrost fi
j of Joel Suurct, ol No. 83 Bayard street, New York, that 1
Individual having been duly Indicted by tho Grand ^
Jury of Kings county for perjury. Theaccusod.it c
may be romcmiiorod, was a witness for tbe defence on *
the trial of 1'esacb N. Rubonstein for the murder of *
Sura Alexundor, and be (ben testified, under oath, that 1
tlio young shoemaker, Nathan l.evt, who was said to a
have been on intimalo terms wl h the deceased, had 8
shaved ofThla beard since tho discovery of the murder. 8
It was proved to the satlslaction of tho jury, by -tho I
. District Attorney, that Levi had never put a razor to c
his lace in his life, au 1 there was not the sign of a 8
heard tnere. Sauret was arrested aud locked up to 1
await trial. 1
The argument on the writ of bubcas corpus In the c
caso of 1'crrlne H. Sumner, tho alleged California t
' 1 s
I m.ulo on Govornor Tilden, was coininuod yesterday r
I before Judge Knapp, In Jersey City. Sumner was f.
I taken from the Kings County Jail in Brooklyn on the j
requisition of Mr. Oskorno. an officer from California,
and lodged temporarily in the County Jail at Hlizubeth,
N. J. Sumner's counsel obtained a writ of habeas
corpus from Judge Kuapp and the writ waa made returnable
last Saturday. The argument was not con- a
eluded that day, and the prisoner was remanded In the
uiuantimo to the County Jail at Jersey City. District
Attorney Kav, of Union county, opposed tho discharge
of the prisoner and produced all the documents in the y
case. Mr. Osborne was place d on tho stand, und tho
hearing of the testimony occupied tho outire afternoon.
Tne case was again adiourncd. The prisoner a
was sent back to tho Hudson County JaiL War- 0
rant* for his arrest on other charges aro In the hands
or Sheriff Uaverty in case he be discharged on the 11
pregent issue. o
' h
As l'atrolman Wm. Koelcy, of tho Seventh precinct,
was pacing his beat in Bulgers street at about ten f
o'clock Monday night he noticed that ho was followed t
by Roundsman Kdward J. Buckley, both being In full a
; uniform. Whon near Madison street Kaeley suddenly j
turned upon the roundsman and domamled to know j
why Siis lootstops were bolng dogged. Buckley denied 1
the chargo, Faying lie was simply oil his way lo the j
station house. An angry altercation ensued, with abuse
and vile epithets. Suddenly Keeley struck Iluckley In
tho lace, uflor repeating which lie was knocked down 1
I liyHuckley. He aroao and the two clinched and both J
fell struggling to the ground, where they rolled and t
tumbled, greutly amusing a crowd of interested and tin- t
partial spectators. Koclcy then seised the roundsman, <
and calling him Ills prisoner, the latter expressed his I
; willingness lo bo taken to the station house. When at I
tho door lie grasped the patrolman by the collar, nud I
dragged him beloro Sergeant Titus, making I
a charge of assault and battery, and Keeley ' 'I
was locked up. Tho parties appeared at } <
Kssex Market Court, before Judge Ottoibourg, yes- i i
terdav, and ulter listening to tlicir stories tho magis- , t
trate discharged both, remarking that the Police Com '
1 misRtonerH were the proper judges in such cases and I
the ma!tor should go iO them for consideration. Tho i |
| parties to this disgraceful .ul.nr liuve he. i, on tho | '
' police force many years, and heretofore havo borne j I
good reputations. Kooley, first a patrolman, way pro- 1 1
| muted roundsman of the mounted s.|uad, and subso- t
quently transferred to the Kigbth precinct for special I
I detective duty. About a year ago he was detailed as a i i
| Central Offlco detective,' and about a wcok ago was I I
tranalerrcd to tho Seventh precinct. Roundsman \
I Hurkloy has served In tho Fourth and Seventh pre- t
cincts, and satislactorily to his superiors. He stated i
yesterday that lie could not accouut for Kcoloy's con- >'
i duct on Monday night, as he had never, to his knowi- I
j edge, ottendod' him. He said, further, that In nis
; opinion Keeley was not intoxtculed, and Sergeant Tims 1
expressed tho same opinion. j I
Yesterday luoruing Roundsman Burn and Dotectlve '
' Clark, of the Twelfth precluot arrestod William Jones, 1 ,
, a noted thief of tho Fifteenth ward, on suspicion of i
being one of the partios that 6to)e the $10,000 from the
i apartments of tho occontric widow, Ann l'olhomus, in |
117th street, on Saturday last The prisoner was | t
| found standing at the Revere House .stops, and his i
Close resoinblanco to the description furnished by Mrs. ;
Cooper of the young man who jiersonated tho Ibrec- j
tory agent, as published in yesterday's 11kkai.i>, in- 1
duced the ofllccrs to arrest him. He was taken to tho ' '
Central (Mice and locked up. Wblltf in the custody of I
the officer* he preserved a strict silonce, reluslug to , i
i answer all questions until brought to court. Ijo will 1
be confronted with Mrs. Cooper to-day, upon whoso I
identification depends his fate.
No clow has as yet been obtained to tho cloricni gentleman
who said tnnt ho came Itom the latuics' Aid
| Society.
The following robberies wore reported lo the Super- 1
Inlendent of Police yesterday
Tho apartments of John Feony, at No. 593 Second ' |
| avenue, were entered by thieves bv means of falso
keys, and $145 worth of Jewelry stolen.
Snoak thieves stole from the hallway of H. M. I.iv:
ingston. No. 230 West Fifteenth slrcot, three coats,
valued at $40.
The residence of John H. Presler, No. 251 Sixth nvonuc,
was entered by sneak thieves, who stole jcwolry )
and clothing valued at $H0.
.m Monday aflomooti two professional pickpockets
! entered the shop ol Thomas Harry, at No. MO Centre j
j street, and while one ongaged the proprietor in couver
I Ration the oilier uustractea irom hie vest pocket Ills
Match. The loss was not discovered until alter Iho
thieres had taken thotr departure. j
Owen Ward, of No. 025 Washington avenue, was arrested
on Monday night on a churgo ot stealing a largo
number ol geese from his neighbors. Ho is held to
answer. For a similar offence Thomas Gilroy, or No.
69 Graham avonue, was also taken Into custody.
A roll of carpet was stolon last nlghl from the store
of William O'Noll, No. i:ifi Myrtle avenue. i
The residence of Francis Nasi, No. 379 Lexington j
avenue, Itrooklyn, had $39 worth of lead pipe stolen
from it on Monday night. j
Jewelry and dresses to iho value of $215 were stolen
from the'residence of John Hmllli. No. 085 Flushing
avenue, during tbo temporary nbsonco or the family
I yesterday.
j A sucak tlilef carried ofl $45 worth of jewelry from
j the houso ol M. Nicger, No. 134 Harrison avenue, yes- ;
i tcrday. !
Albert Viddcr, of No. 20 Carlton avenue, fell asleep
in the glass works on Concord street on the night of |
February 4, and was robbed ol $65. Lust night |
j Henry Jelfers, a slasa blower, residing at No. 221 Hud- :
son avenue, was arrested uud lucked up to answer (or j
1 the robbery. | (
The water supply in Jersey City was never so Impure ' J
during the cold season as wlihtn the paat throo weeks. (
II is generally of a milky color, but sometimes assumes ' I
a brownish tint, while al other limes it is very muddy. I
Many ol the physicians attribute the unprecedented 1
nuroberof maiarial dliect9S among adults as well as '
1 children to this source, and they alflrm that, inasmuch '
as this stnte of thrngs exists <toiriug the cold seseou, I
there is the greatest necessity foi some precautionary
measure* lielbre the summer heat sets in. The im;
purity ol the water during tbo past four summers was
the cause of disease in hundreds of families In Jersey
City and Hobokcn. ,
The Increase of smallpox In Jersey City and other
parts of Hudson county during the paat four weeks Indicates
that the disease has broken out with as much
Irulcnco as during the past year. There were three
deaths in one tenement house on Third street, between
< Coles and Monmouth streets, Jersey City, during the
past two weeks, nil being momhers of one iaintly. While
J the malady was raging one of tho children In the :
aillieied family was sent to school as usual, the County
Hoard ol Health being all the lime indifferent to thif
terrible state Of tilings, although the case was reported
by ono of the oily physicians. Another death occurred j
In Wayne street; yet no action has been tnken In the
case to prnvont the spread of the contagion.'
John Curry, of Hnanah street, Tompklnsvllle, whltn
engaged in unloading n cargo of coal from a vessel on
Monday, tell Into tho hold and frnciurod bis skulk Hn
was yesterday morning reported to have died from his
The Ice dealers and brewerymea npon Slaten Island
bate abandoned the expectation of obtaining toolr supply
of Ice from the ponds on the island, and tho latter
?ro now biimljr on^oO in unnmuinn i?r*r rnrgui-s
Maiue. kome o( It Iwtng twonlylwo Inchon In thickno**.
It la obtained at fl per ton Tho .Ionlorn will
doublltM bo compelled to nocuro tbolr buimlv irum the
nunc souro* i
ao.uc ovcin.?Awununr i ne tiernunia nre insurance
Co.; Wbcalook vs. tee; Sandor vs. Holfmau;
Hull vs. M lb-boson
Order attirmoU and judgment absolute (or respondent
Ion stipulation with coi-is.?Alexander v?. Hard.
Judgment aUlrnied, with routs. ?Hisbop rs. nurton;
Clark vs. Sil kier; Hon* va. The World Mutual l.ife Insurance
Conipaoy; Sherm in vs. The Hudson Kirtr
Railroad Company; KeudaJI v* Hr 111; Howard vs. Moot;
Tho Alexander Presbyterian Churrh va. Tho I'roabyteriau
t'hnrrh, eorner Filth avenue and Nineteenth
Stroet; MoPonnell va. ttauendahL
Judgment alllrined, without coals to either party In
tbts Court?Wolstenbolme va. Wo stcuholnie.
Appeal dismissed, with costs.?Went worth vs. Wontwnrih.
Muttons.? lJelmont vs. Pondert, motion for reargutueat
submitted, Gilderslcevo vs. Pickaon. motion hf
stay of proceeding, W. T Hlrd-all tor the motion, Horaim
Andrews opposed; Brown vs. Volkeuniug, motion
for reurguiuent submitted; Turner va Kegos, motion to
open doiaull. S. Hand for motion.
Appeals trom orders- No. ;wvt John 3. Prouty.rospoiideDt,
vs. Tho I,ake Shore and Ohio Railroad Company,
appellant?Argued by James Matthews, ol counsel
lor appellant, and by 8, Blrdsevo, for respondent
No. 30'J. Samuel H. Miller, appellant, vs. James Brown,
rospondent. Submitted.
No. 231 Tho German!# Bank, ol New York, respondent,
vs. Gcorgo Distleretal, appellants.?Arsued by J.
J. I'crry, of counsel for appellant, and by George W.
Carpenter for respondent
No. 233. Michael 8. Poylc et si , appellants, vs.
Samuel l.ord, Jr., et al respondents?Argued by A. J.
Vaudcrpool, of counsel lor appcllanta, and by T. P.
Pelnfn lor respondent
No. 213. Hiram Ouffhny, respondent. va Samuel Forgunon,
appellant?Argued by George V. Kennedy, of
couDi-el lor appellant, and bv P. Pratt lor respondent
I Pav calender ror Wednesday, February 33, 1676.?
No*. 830, 337, 2*2, 199, 319, 220, 16o and 206.
W ami moron, Feb. 31. 1976.
In tho United Mate* .Supreme Court to-daiy lb* following
ra?o wm heard:?
No. 634. Arthur, Collector of the Tort of New Tork,
a. Cummingiat al ? Krror to the Circuit Court (or the
1 Southern iHninct of New York.?The defendant* !mportedbiirlai>a,
and the government iu<ming that these
Were "oilcloth lovndatm** " mir?,cl * ilntv oi torty
In the oa'ly hours of last Monday mornlog. a week
So, officer Heron, of the Tenth preemct, notiood a
oung woman tottering along the Bowery and appeal- ^
ig to the few stragglers whom she met The officer, ^
unking her a common "Bowery girl," In an Intoxl- ^
ited condition, arrested her. and a few hours later ^
lie was arraigned before Judge O'.'.crbourjr at tho ^
ssex Market Police Court She gave her name as ^
nule Brooks and said she was seventeen years of age. ^
ut refused to make any further disclosures. She was ro
vidently suffering, and tho Judge ordered that she ho
tkeu into his private room. She there told him her
tory. She said that sho lived with hor mother, a widow, hj
d Plnlnville. Conn., but had foolishly left huinu at the
olicitation of a young female friend. When she orived
in New York she went to bor cousin's shoe store, an
a the basement cornor of Broadway and Canal street, ot)
Ut he coldly rebuffed her. She then wandeted, and 0l
or fifteen long houra site wont up and down tbn- th
hronged streets of the great ollv. cold and hungry, u
ud with no onu near to aid her. When arrested slit
ras almost succumbing to the cold an<l to the cravings t,<
if huncor. .1 lldi'e (llterhoiiri/ at onee en rn in u n lea tad
rilli bor mother, Mrs. Mary Brooks, and received a j<(
olographic rejily asking bim to oaru for the poor girl. BN
t loiter came the next day saying that Mr. (ioorgo Hill, rt
i resident of I'tainvtlle, would tome on to New York w
aid tako tho girl Uouia. Mr. Hill arrived yesterday, th
ind goiug at onoo to tbc KhsoX Market l'olicc Court, ]r
iroionted a letter from Mra Brooks asking that her t>(
laughter bo turned over to bm care. This wu done, a,
md when tho poor girl saw Mr, Uill she foil sobbing |?
ipou liis shoulder aud askod to be taken bome. Kven jr
u Iter rorruw alio waa beautiful. Mr. Hill asked the fr
ustiee how much had to be paid tor tho keeping of tbo
[irl, and when inforinod tbat there was 110 chargo, ho ia
eonied greatly astonished, romarklng that he thought tt
hat in .New York every thing uual money. Ho and his n
hsrgo then leit tho court rooui with ibe congratulu- 0i
Ions and followed by the good wishes of all acquainted ^
nth Annie's story. The fuuiily of tho young woman s,
o fortunately rescued from the rices ot the city have 0i
uoved In the best circles of soolety In Plain vllle. her al
ather was a captain in tho army and was killed In bat- ri
Ic. Slnco then she and her mother have supported c,
hoiusclvee and lived in comfort. r:
A horrible murder was perpetrated tn Milwaukee, 1,1
fIs., 011 tbo 19th lust., the victim boing an old woman h
ained Maria 1'arkor, aged about sixty live years, bi
nd the murderer a young man of twenty- ^
no named Davo Spollan. Tbo details (ur- w
ish another to tho manv examules of the evil
f intemperance, tbu perpetrator of the savage
oeii hnving been In a continual state of Intoxication
inco January 1, anil laboring under an attack of da- ?1
iriuin tromens at the time. The only person present
rat tbu mother of the murderer, who was found in
ler bed in an adjoining room, herself too much under "
lie influonco of liquor to realize the horrible situation it
.round tier. An examination of the promises and tbo :
ody of tho unfortunate woman shuwod that i-ho had ! p
icen beaten over the head by a billot of wood in tho nl
tands of her craxy murderer and letl by hint lor dead. t,
Pho reporter of tho Commercial Times, visiting the ?
dnce soon alter, met a sistor of Spellan, who uiadc the
ollowing statement:?
"This morning about quarter past nine o'clock,
iViIIio, my Bister's little boy, came to whore I reside on
lAckson street, and asked me to harry down to mother, tr
hat Dave was drunk and was going io kill mother. I ! u
ook my bat aud hurried down to the house. As I !
iponed tho door I saw Marin on the Door in a pool of
ilood. She was lying with her head to the stove and j k
lor lace covered with blood. As I ontorod the room j i(
lavo caught up a chair and made a blow for my bead, i
warded it ofl' with my arm and ruu Into a corner. J '
rho chair ciuno down on my arm and I said:?'Why, Y
lave, don't you know mo! don't you know ! u
no! I am your sister Lib. I won't nurt you, I
10 one will touch you; 1 came down to see mother, j Y
k'ou wouldn't hit" me, would you? Coino, Davy, s:
tow, be quiet, everything la all right.' As 1 said this ho P
ml the chair down and walked to the other tide of tho ; S
*00111. Mother was sitting by the tablo. I was afraid , si
.lint Dave would hit biu and asked her to go and get w
telp. 8ho went tor Mrs. Leopold, who camo running | t<
lp to tbo house. I tried to hit Mrs. Parker off the lloor, j P
>ul found she was too heavy for inc. I foarod that Dave j D
.vould strike me If I was alone and attempted to pick i h
lor up, and waited until Mrs. Leopold camo. Tog other < tl
ivn luted tlie helpless woman on the lounge, And l com- ; ci
Ttcnced bathing her head with a wet towel. The blood !
vns streaming over her face and ran down on the floor. ; si
*be asked me to carry her to tbe bed and place Iter tl
tandsion the side of bcr head. Her last words were, G
I would rest easier there.' I tried to lift her with j h
Mrs. Leopold, but could not, so we let her remain on j A
:he couch. I sent word to have a doctor called. Officer I A
McCarty had arrived by this time and went for assist- 3
tnce. n
Tho reporter accompanied the sister to an adjoining tl
ooni in which tho mother lay drunk. She managed,. s
towover, to answer tho following questions:? ti
Rkfortkr?Were you in tho room at tho time of the
Mrs. Spku.ar?I was. a
Krportkr--What was the Instrument with which tha v
deed was accomplished ? v
Mrs Spcllan turned over In bed and mumbled, "A d
stick of wood." ?
Karon run?Did Mrs. Parkor say anything to Dart? <
Mrs. Spki.lam?Not a word. (i
Sovural other questions were asked, hut the reporter
was unable to elicit any reply Irom the woman, who n
teemed reluctant to say a word on tho subject. 8
The inurdorcr was taken to tho station house,
srliero ho relused to answer any questions, and where f
to became so violent under au attack of delirium 1
,rontons that he was placed in irons. n
The Manhattan Gaslight Company and tho New
fork Gaslight Company officially announce that after
,he 1st day of March the price of gas will bo $2 60 per .
1,000 cubic feet, instead of f2 76 as heretofore. The
oductlon is made in consequence of tho recent action c
)f ninny lamilics and storekeepers, who hare used a
terusene oil instead ol gas. r
At seven o'clock last night pedostrlans In Proadway, ' g
tear the Grand Central Hotel, were startled by a loud i
report as of a cannon, and simultaneously tho large I J.
amp post in front of the hotel foil to tho ground with i >
& crash. The occasion of tho fall was an explosion of j ^
gas, which, through a leak in the pipe, bad tilled the b
nicrinr of tho post and lamp. When tbe lamplighter *
placed his torch in the lamp to light the gas the explo- r
lion occurred. Fortunately no person was seriously I
niured. Major 3. A. Heath, who was standing in front
jf the hotel at tho time of the explosion, made such a
tiurried attempt to escape that ue ten 10 mo sidewalk |
unl slightly injured hi* log. Tho report wag heard for i
[docks around, and within a few minute* hundreds of
people wore on the spot, believing that some terrible
iccident had happened. I
Shortly after six o'clock last night Elizabeth Ogden, *
in old lady of eighty six. years, living in the tenement |
muse iu the rear of No. 108 East Thirteenth street, , I
was sitting uear the stove dozing when her dress took
Iro and in a moment it was in a blaze. Her agonized |
icreatus as sho ran Irom 1110 room attrncled the attonlon
of a young man nauicd Coyne, living on the same |
loor, who hurried to her rescue. Bcloro the flames
ould be extinguished the unfortunate woman was j
turned on the body and arms in a frightful manner. 1
ilodiral aid was promptly summoned, but within a few i
ninutos tho suflcror expired.
! I"
| e
A flro broke out yesterday noon on the first floor a
>f No. 10 Cedar street, occupied bv tho Now York Rec- f
i'ying Company. It was extinguished in about flflcon '
ninutca, but the stock and fixtures wore damagod to t
be extent of $2,300; insured in toe Williamsburg City ' c
Insurance Company lor $10,000. The building, owned t
jy Edward A. Iloury, was damaged $2,300; Insurotl for
|fi,0t)u in file Mechanics and Traders' Insurance Com- f
ti,inV. One incident of (he flru was the almost miracu- !i
Ions escape ol John Cleg/, au employe of the company, a
who avoided tho fl.inicg on the stairway by sliding
lown on a rope through several hatchways to the ; v
ground. | t
| i
A Ore broke out at balf-|wst four o'clock yesterday |
morning in tho Avanue House, situated at the Ktva ,
Orncra, In Jersey Cttj. Tbo barter's shop kept by
Frederick }*eborr was gulled, ?as was Angclo's cigar
store The loss to lb? former is $700, insured lor
ll.uoo, end to tbe latter $noo, Insured (or fSOO. The |
origin ol the (Ire is unknown.
An explosion of flrcworks occurred at a late hour on
Monday evening in tbo pyrotechnic establishment of
Valentino Gross, at Oreonvillc, N. J., by which Gross
and three of his children, Valentine, aged fifteen; I.ixsie,
aged thirteen, and Mary, sged five years, were severely
II not iatally burned. The father and the two
elder of the children were engaged at tho tltno In
making packages of the explosive material and the boy
had Just removed several of tbe packages when he was
burled from tho bench by the force ol tho explosion
and his face and hands were terribly burned. The two
girls escaped with slighter Usuries, but the lalhor was so
burned that he will be confined to his beo lor some
time. They sll remained In a state of atu|?ol action lor
sevnral inluutes. Medical attendance was promptly
Tho Board of Pilot Commlaaionora bar* notified tbo
ahad fishermen that all ahad pole* or stake* erected la
the harbor of Now York will bo removed without further
notice ond the |>cnaltv DreecriUod by law lor their
erection exacted
, --w?
Al the noon prayer meeting yesterday the lsrgf
ill wm very nearly fttlL The meeting was openod by
e singing ot the eighty-fourth hymn. The congregation,
en bowed their head* in silent prayefc while Mr.
upworth read the requests for prayer, among which
u a request for the condemned man, Kubenstoln,"
at Jesus may reveal Himself to hint. Her. Mr.
ibino then offered an earnost prayer for those perns
supplicating prayer. Mr. Moody afterward
ad a few verses from I. Timothy, ii, after which
>v. Stephen H. Tyug, Sr., led in prayer. The 101s!
mn was then sung.
Mr. Moody said;?Our subject to-day is disobediice,
and I think wo would Qnd, by tracing out
ir troubles, that thev all come through
ir own disobedience. It is the cause of all
e troublo-and .sorrow that has come into the worlds
was the rock that Adaiu stumbled over; right there
i loll. (Jed told Adam he should uot do a thing and
? disobeyed, aud our troubles come from the
me cause. I.ook in I. Samuel, xv., Zi. The
jrd hath great delight in hurut offerings aud
tcrillces; but behold obedience is better thsu sacttce.
It" there had never been any disobedience there
ould never have been any sacritice needed. The lirst
ling wo want In our homes is obedience^
> (Tn.l'a kininlnin there oortnlt.lv ..4.
) disorder. We must come under the rules
id oboy. See what Saul lost by disobedionee. Ho
>sl his crown; he lost his kiugdoiu; his family; hi*
lend Jonathan; the friendship of Samuel and the
lendship of David, his son-in law. He turned bis
tck upon them alt on acoouni o( dlsobodionca, aud at
lsI ho lost his life. Now, iu the New Testament, lake'
le other Saul. Ono lost everything and tho other ha*
o kingdom nor throno nor crown to lose, and ho warn
bed inn l unto death and he won a crown; hu won a
ingdoin by his obedience. There comes a time tn
>me of our lives when wo must either disohoy parents
r Clod. The Word of Cod is explicit on that point. Wo
ro to obey our parents in tho l.ord; we are to obey God
ither than man; and if the law ot nature oomos into
>nftlct with Uio law of God, break the nutural law
tther than God's law. What we want Is to learn tho
umon of obedteneo.
Mr. Sankey suug the soventh hvmn as a solo, and Dr.
tephon H. l'yng, Sr., made a nhori address. Befors
10 mooting closed Mr. Moody gave notice that horoafir
the Saturday meeting would bo hold at Associationall,
for the purpose o( giving sutllcicnt tiuao forcleausig
tho Hippodrome.
A women's meeting was held in tho Fourth avenua
all, which was largely attended. Mrs. Doltomo predea.
Mr. Moody and Mr. Sanko.v went into tho in*
Jiry rooms aud there conversed with a great many
srsons who were seeking tho straight and narrow
Mr. Moody catno in last night at eight prccisoly, and
,)enod tho meeting by giving out tho 116th hymn,
After a prayer Mr. Sankey sang the fifteenth hymn?*
The gato ajar for mo"?by request ol tho husband of
le lady who wrota the hymn. The lady has now
isscd through the gate, and her husband was present
; the mooting lost night. Before singing it Mr. San toy
iid bow greatly it had boon blessed In tho north of
Mr. Moody read part of tho fifth chaptor of Johu,
r. Sankey then sang the forty-first hymn.
Mr. Moouy began his address by saying:?"You rolember
1 was speaking last night from the text, 'For
le son of man camo to seek and to save that whieh
as lost.' I did not get through last night, and 1 don't
now that I ever will. 1 want to speak from the samo
ixt to-night. I want to have every ono of you rsIc
oursolves the question, 'Am I saved, or am I lost ?'
on cortainly must be one or the otner. I am not aslcig
you whether you belong to a church, or whether
on read yonr Bible, or whether you pray; hut are you
ived? Is a question that ought to interest every one.
resent salvation is the only salvation worth having,
nme say it is presumption for mon to say tboy are
ived. It strikes me that it is presumption not to say
c aro saved if wo know it. There is not one of the
imchers in tho Bible hut taught assurance. It is tho
rlvilogc of every child of God to know he is saved.
>on'l try to make out you are saved when you have no
opo at all. Ask yourself the question. It is to
ie lost men I want to speak to night. Christ
amo to seek and to savo that which was lost.
Just admit that you are a sinner and you will bo
aved.' The best title that we can have to be saved, is
ia'. we are lost. It was Adam's fail that brought out
od's love. I don't know whether wo would ever
ivo found out about God's love If it had not been for
dam's rum. When the news came to heaven that
.dam had fallen, God came right down after him.
oino say they cannot come to God till God first seeks
iter tlietn. Havo you ncvor bad anv one put a tract
llo your hand? Would the devil bavo put
liat into any one's head? That was the
on of God soaking aftor you. You never heard a serion
but God was seeking you through Ik There are
A thousand WAYS.
The fact of this building being thrown open night
Itor night lor people to come in without money and
rilhout price shows that God is Hooking you. I
rish I could make this word "lost" clear to you. I
on't think there would bo a dry eye here if you would
indcrsland what a soul is worth? what it cost Christ
o redeem it. Chooso to-night whom ye will surye,
iod or Satan: they aro both bidding for your souls.
A larger number remained totiie prayer meeting last
light than has 6ver. remained before. Dr. 1'aysou pro*
The overflow niectinc was crowded to oxens* Dr.
Jail prosldod and Rev. (Joorgo H. llcpworth prcwfiod.
Jr. banker came io during the service and uaQfi the
linth liyinn.
The young men's mooting Dad a very largo at tendance,
fr. Moody presided.
Tho "month's mind" for ^the late Rev. Aioysius
'anuta was celebrated yesterday In St. Joseph's
hurch, Jersey City Heights About twenty priests
nd a largo congregation were in attendance. A solemn (
equiein mass was celebrated at ton o'clock, Rev.
'aiher do Concilio boing celebrant, Rev. Father
alaun, deacon; Rev. Father /.imiucr, sub-deacon,
nd l'atrlck Corrlgan, master of ceremonies. A eulotum
on tbu character of the decoascd pastor was deIvered
by the Rev. F. McNulty, ol l'aterson. Among
he clergy In attendance were tho Very Rev. Mgr.
elon, ot Madison; Rev. Falhors Roiliy and Dalton. of
lewark; Rev. l)r. Wlgcer, Madisou: Rev. Father
Valsh. ol Orango Valley; Rev. Father Hogan, of Harrion;
Rev. Father Salt, ol Scton Hall College; Rev.
'ather Mctiaban, of Jersey City; Kev. Father Conlolly,
ol Itordentown; Rev. Father Dewnes, of Now
On Monday nigbt Mr. Reddish, ofthe firm of Hanan
i Reddish, waa accompanying John Van Loon, one of
he ahocmakors who have replaced the men now on
triko at that shop, to bta home, when they woro set
ipon by John Candy and Timothy Carroll, two of the
trlkers, at the cornor of Murray street and College
dace Mr. Reddish was knocked down, but not much
njured. Van Loon'drew a revolver, but it was wrested
rem him tiy Candy, who tired one shot. Candy and
larroll were arrested and locked up in the Filth preinct
station house. A large force ol police was guard*
ng tho premises ol Hanan .k Reddish yesterday.
o tiia Editor or thk Hskalo:?
There have been a groat many snggcstlous aa to
.voiding the packing of street cars, and it seems to mo
.lmost impossible to remedy tt so as to please all or
ven a majority. We will suppose a luw passed no
cat no fare. The seals would be Gllod often at the deKit
or within a few blocks A notice is tbon displayed.
Scats all taken." Tne cars would not atop for any on*
uitil there was a vacant scat. Men would get on tha
ar while In motion, paying uo attention to the notica
ior to the conductor's protest. They would offer their
are and agree to stand rather than jet
uto at work or bnslnoss. If tho law
Jlaws the conductor to take the faro
thou tho party ts willing to stand wo have
ho samo state of affairs wo have at present??
tucked car. It may he argued that in this case It would
10 voluntary packing, Instead of compulsory?which
s truo as regards those standing. But how about tboso
hat have paid lor and occupy seats? Under a new
aw they should be entitled to protection from being
nrnmed and having their toes irodon. In caaothoconluctor
was not allowed to take a fare unless he fur.
ushod a seal he would be obliged to put somo ono off
it every block for awhile until iney (the people) became
ised to the law. Then "it is natural to supi?oso they
mould take the lino of cars that would bo moat
ikoly lo furnuh seals by running frequent cars. This
mould do very well where three lines of ears run within
luce blocks; but how about a place like Brooklyn,
where only one line cau be taken to many points, and
hey only run about every lllteeu minutes, we will say,
tud every car runs lull ? Unless a law is passed compiling
thom lo run oilen?enough to give scuts to
all?they would not do It, as you would be obliged to
take that line. Besides, every road would require a
different time tabls, and who is there that can judge
what ts required r Nobody but tbo snmpanles, and
they would Judge to suit themselves. Even If
Ihere was a law that they should run
every so many minutes they would not do
It, and who is going to take the trouble to make them
do so? we sec that toe ted every day at the Fulton ferry.
Sometimes they run their boats every five minutes and
sometimes not In fUleen minutes. They run on no
kind of time. They never leave until another boat
ecu in: where ono 1* ,1, i?it,n.i .n H,.ti,nc,l IV a
would sappoxe (hat bocause a boat coraiug to Brooklyn '
waa detained thcro should ba no roason why pooplo
going to New York should also be detatnod. But such
ii tj?e case, as thousand* are aware. Yet nobody ever
doe* anything about ft. Just so with the norse earn.
There is ouly one thing that will rogulatc Inem?that la,
to pass a law oompelling them to giro people a ,
eat or not be allowed to lake fare. Then wo must

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