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Narrow Escape of the State Prison
Inspectors BilL
Comptroller Green and a Board
of Salaries.
A Mi.* XT, March 2, 1*76.
The concurrent resolution that has already been approved
by one Legislature anil by a popular vole abolishing
tho elective office* of State Prison Inspectors, and
estimated as a reform measure that will take the manage
tnent of the penal Institutions of tho State out of tho
hands of politicians and render them self-sustaining,
had a narrow escape from being virtually lost to-day In
the Assembly. When the resolution came up In tho
House a motion was made to recommit. Had this been
successful the moral effect of such a large vote In plain
opposition would have its influence In promoting tho
defeat of tho measure on lis flnnl passage. The voto
to recommit stood 69 to 57 on tlia call of tbo roil, but
Fallon, of New York, changed to the negative, and
the result was a tic. Democrats and republicans
were fouud in about equal numbers on both sides
ol tho question so that it cannot be classed as a party
tssuo. The Stato Prison Inspectors, wno hopo to see
the resolution defeated, have not beon Idle while it nas
been pending in the Assembly. They have steadily declined
to And places for tho Irtends o( members while
a measure so iuimtcal to thoir Interests is threatened
by the Legislature, and the natural Inference
derived from this (act is that the reward of
those who oppose tho amendment will bo
a share in the extensive patronuge andcr the control
ol the Prison Inspectors. Some, however, voted
igainst the resolution simply to spite Governor Tillen,
who hopes earnestly for its passage, that bo may
idd another leal to tho mystlo crown of laurel he
sears as a reformer. Some weeks ago the resolution
appeared to have no posstblo opposition, and nobody
dreamed it would run such a risk of being beaten as
it did to day.
The first notieeablo attack made then upon It came
from a tall member, with long, swinging arms jwd a
rolling voice, named G. L Post, of Cayuga. His mania
toward the amendment was mistaken by tho unthink
nig part of tho Assembly for a fervid honesty of conviction
iliat the contemplated change was full of wrong
and disaster. He talked much and at length, and, as
the constant drip of water will wear away any stone, he
succeeded finally in securing a sympathetic audience
Those who vote against the resolution, on the grounds
. that it is one of Governor Tllden's measuros, deceive
themselves. It was devised by a Joint convention of
democrats nnd republicans, and advocated by Governor
Dix in as strong terms us were over used by Tilden.
And it will be flying in the face of the peoplo who
indorsed it last tall, if the Assembly now reject it.
took place in tho Senate to-day, over a motion of Mr.
Bradley's to adjourn tine die on tho 24th of March.
Mr. AVoodln called it buncomb, and wished to know if
the Sonator who introduced the resolution had ontircly
lost sight of the relorm measures emanating from tho
Governor and the Canal Board which had yet to be disposed
of, or had he lost sight of the important moastire
Introduced by tho Senator from the Tenth (St.
John), to enlarge the powers of the Canal Board.
Senator SL John, with some asperity, replied in effect
that the delay in getting these reform measures before
the Senate w as the fault of ttie republicans, and not of
the Governor or the democratic party. Tho republicans
bad done nothing but introduce resolutions of
carping criticism on the Governor's sayings and doings,
and they mako no move to help him in his
crnsado of reform. The Attorney General wants
money to prosecute the suits aguinst the corrupt
me moors 01 me eanai mng, uuv no repuoooan nonaior
makes a proposition to give It to htm. A very pretty
tebato was spoiled by a sadden motion of Mr. Woodin's
ko table Mr. Bradley's resolution to adjourn. Mr.
Jacobs, In an irritated temper, said Mr. Woodin talked
more than all tho rest of the Senators put together and
he should allow somebody else to have a word at least
onco In awhile; but Mr. Woodin wouldn't listen, ana
tho stirring effort that might have been expected from
Mr. Jacobs on ibis question was shut off.
A most remarkable mil was iuiroduccd to day in the !
Assembly by Mr. Peahody (rep.), of New York,
winch, besides reducing the salaries from the present
rate, though not as a general rule as low as the Graff
motidmrnu in the present House bill, gives tho
Comptroller extraordinary powers. It creates a
Bonid ol .Salaries, to consist ol himself, tho Mayor and
Recorder, and they, by a Concurrent vote, can fix or
:h.ingc (be salaries ol otllcials and flx the number of
.be subordinate court officials by a concurrent vote,
rtns concurrent vote iu tbo mailer of appointments '
ind the fixing of the salaries (bows wboro tho Comptroller
has a linger in the pic.
The annual salaries in tbo bill aro fixed as follows;?
To the Mayor, $10,000; to tho Comptroller, $10,000;
Counsel in ihe Corporation, $7,000; to the Coinmisnoiier
of Public Parks. $7,-MX); President Hoard of
Police, $7,(SKI; other Police Commissioners, no salary; !
President Bepartinent ot Public Works, $0,600; to the
Xber Park Commissioners, no salary; President Fire
liepnrtincnt, $0,600; other Fire Commissioners, no
salary; l'rcsidcui Departraeut Public Charities and
Correction, $0,600; oilier Commissioners, no salary;
President of the Health Department $0,000; other Commissioners
of Health, no salary ; President of tho Hoard
of Aldermen, $.1,000; other members of the Hoard of
Aldermen $2,UOO; President Department of Taxes,
$6,600; other Tax Commissioners, no salary; President
)f the Department of Docks, $6,600; other Dock Cummsaionorr,
no salary; Superintendent of Uulldiuga
|5,000; City Chamberlain, $6,000; and an allowance io
he Finance Department of $4,000 for the salaries ot
slerks to be appointed by the Comptroller; Justices of
-be Police Courts, each $6,600; Civil Justices, $4,000
web, who are allowed one clerk at $J,000
>ne assistant clerk at $1,000, and one interpreter to
serve as attendant at $1,20(1 The Justices are forbidden
to employ or appuiui any other parson in their
respective courts. Marine Court Judges, $7.60J; Justices
of the Supreme Court, tho Superior Court, the
Court of Common Pleas and the Surrogate, and who
shall hereafter be elected or api>otnlcd, $10,000 each;
City Judge and Judge of the Court of General Sessions,
$10,000 each; clerks and subordinates of llic Mayor's
office, in all $10,000. The Bureau of Permits is abolished
by the act; for clerks and employes ol Ihc Hoard of
Aldermen, in sll $10,000; Corporation Attorney, $4,14X1: '
Public Admin'firator, $.'i,.MX) (this amount io lie |>aid
for legal fees collected by him and |>aid into the Ironsury.
provided the same shall amount to that sum, but
not more than the amount of such fees collected if less
than too sum of $.1,600); Commissioner ot Piers,
$4.000, and for his clerk hire $6,(XX); President of I he
College ol the City of New York, $6,000, no extra
imnuni oeing auoweii ior nuwn rrni, > o r* >>i in"
Court of Special Sessiona, |.t,.VlO; Deputy Clerk, fii'iOO;
three subptma servers, 91.WW each; Commissioners ot
the new Court House $1..'><*) each Irom the date of
their qnallOcittlon to perform the duties ol their office;
Commissioners of ihe Third District Court House?the
l'residcnt, )2,000; the other two Commias loners, $ I Mp
each from April "22, and not alter the year 1R7II;
attorney lor ihe collection of arreara of personal taxes,
f*,0U0, which officer in to l?e appointed and removed at
the plraaure of the Comptroller. The office of the
Commiaaionira of Account* la abolished.
a row nam. iw i a no.
Salaries not provided for tn the bill are to be
be Died by a concurrcut vote ot the Mayor, the Comu
troller and the Kecordir, who, aa a Hoard on .Salaries,
are given amnorlty to chance and tlx from lime to
tune the salaries ol all peraon:- paid out of the city
treasury. They arc given authority also to remove
and fix the number of olerks and attendants in the va '
rtou* courts, aa well aa the amount of their salaries,
and ap|>oiDl aa attendant* mamuera of the police loree
who may not be able to do lull or aclivaduly, at a com
peuaatioii of fnno per annum, lb the piacoofsuch
II...I.N1. .. *_? v .. nil . . r
or person who ik paid * salary for b * services trom the
c?vv treasury is to receive lor his own use any fees,
perq'ilnlcs office, commissions, percentage* or
moneys paid to bini in his official capacity, hut ail
fees, Ac., eo paid ??<} received by any such
officer or person shall bo the pr> |>erty of
the city, and shall ho paid by him i?io
the city treasury, and all moneys received for license*
or permit* shall no paid into ib<- ireasury woekly, without
deduction by ihe department or officer reeeiviug
them. Every snch officer who shall receive anv fees,
Ac., which belong to the my and which should bo so
paid Into the treasury shall, i*.iore he shall be entitle I
to receive or be paid bis salary, make, under oath, a tie
tailed statement aud return to the Comptroller in such
lorm as he may prescribe, show init the aggregate amount
of all such moneys received by Inui since the lust preceding
statement and return, and shall produce a receipt
-liowiug the payment of stirh sum Into the Treasury.
The Comptroller under the bill may require any
such officer to make such staietnctil to liitn and examine
him under oalh touch tig the amount ol any lees. !
perquisites, commissions, jierceDiage* or moneys paid
to or received by him in his official capacity.
.several matures in the bill, it will be noticed, arc
based "D suggestions mad'- by Ihe Committee on Crime
ind the advice given to the legislature by Comptroller
( recti in nu reply to tho resolution offered by Mr. A.
I Caun bell. It is a lillio remarkable that the Clerk o|
lite Marine Court and the County Clerk, two astiTam\
tn.rnny officials ar? not affected by tha salary reduction
clause ot the act.
The ro|>orl of the Judiciary Committee of tna AssomMv
on the lobby investigation was aubmitted to tho
House to-day. Althouith a long document. It made no |
exposure of a startling character, and only staled,
what everybody kuew beforehand, that at- |
teuipta are often tnade at the capital to Inlluonre
leandation by corrupt means. In tact, It was nothing |
more than was stated in these despatches yesterday, a i
dissertation on ine lobby and its evil influence*. DIs- .
conation* of this kind with more convincing (acts tban I
the report conums as to what tlio lobby often tries to i
accomplish, uud oitcu succeeds in accomplishing, have
appeared, til tbo newspapers Irotn time to time for the
part ten years.
The ltiirleigh bill relative to tbo manuer of appointing
assistant engineers to supervise canal work bss I
been reported lavorablv by the Canal Committee.
The l.cgal l'aper bill was, after some discussion, )
I progressed in cotnmttteo ot the whole of the Assembly <
! to-day. An effort to have the original bill substituted
! for that of the ono under consideration reported by !
1 tbo Judiciary Committee was defeated by a vote of 60 I
to 16.
An effort was made to-day lo kill the bill wbtch pro- I
hibits the employ tnuut of loiuiilcs to lurnisb liquors in
place where tboatrioal amusements are given, and al- 1
low lemales to bo employed as cashiers, attendants iu ;
cloak rooms, Ac., by a motion to refuse the Commit- {
tee of the Whole to sit again lor its consideration, but
It failed bv a close vote. The idea prevails !
that the bill repeals all the good lent urea of I
the pretty waller girl act of 1M3 as well as its objoe- j
tlonaldo features. The bill has evidently a hard road to ;
I(v iho lull In f roil tiroil hv Mr flarm t)?*? f^mrul Armv
le?? rate than was shown in the accompanying toll shoot.
The Secretary of Slate saying ho was not rendy to
vote upon itu-so resolutions, they were laid over till
the next meeting.
Mr. Dokhueimf.r also offered the following:?
Kosolrod. That the subject of the designation of the hanks
of deposit of canal tolls for the rimuing year he referred to
the Comptroller, Treasurer and Auditor.
Tho resolution was adopted.
The Board then adjournod till March 16.
Trenton, March 1, 1876.
In tho Senate, to-day, Mr. Hill, from the Coramltteo
on Lunatic Asylums, reported that the Morristown
Asylum was well adapted to the purposes of the institution.
and it will be ready for patients in Juno
next. To mako it ready by that time, however, tho
appropriation of $000,000 asked for will be accessary.
bills introduced.
By Mr. Mathers, to authorizo tho creation of public
parks throughout tho Stale. <t provides that tho
Board of Chosen Freeholders of any county may recommend
the purcbaso of land lor pleasure grounds
and public parks, and thus poople may volo at any :
State or county election whether the purchase shall lie
made or not. 'lho Freeholders are then, if the question
Is decided in the affirmative, to select commissioners,
who shall be known as "Supervisors of Barks," who
shall hold office lor three years.
By Mr. Thorn, to create a new county, to be called J
Pea view, out of parts ot the counties of Burlington
aud Ocean.
Tho bill appropriating $.'100,000 to the Morristown
UllUWIV .... .
Tlx- hill making appropriations lor the erection of |
Institutions for the deal, dumb, Mind and leeble
minded, was passed by a vole of 14 to 5.
In tho House an opinion was read Irom the Attorney I
General, declaring tbat the constitutional amendments
d<> not repeal the Five County act. The Attorney General
says thai tne amendments nre not retrospective in
their elfcct, and that they only rclor to tho kind ol lea- ,
Islnlion which should lie cnacicd alier their adoption.
Mr. K. Iirakc Introduced a bill providing for the onlorcenicut
of the Act of 1S74, which prohibits tho
running of more than one train each way on Sundays,
under a penalty ol $.">ou lor each violation. In addition
Ibis bill prescribes a line of $500 for the issuing of any
ticket on Sunday at a low or unusual rate irom any
other day In the week.
Mr. Lewis introduced a hill authorizing any city or
town to Increase its appropriation lor the support of
the poor at any tune during the IIseal rate, providing
the Increase does not exceed $15,000.
Mr. Herring introduced a lull ilxing the legal rate of
Interest throughout the iMate at six per cent per annum.
Mr. llrowcr introduced one extending the jurisdiction
of Justices of the peace to debts or $'g00, and another
which inakea It unlawful lor any person to hold
the office of collector or assessor in any city or township
for a period exceeding the icrin of three years ]
Mr. Vail offered a concurrent resolution providing '
for Hie adjournment sine die ol both hnusra on the 31st
Inst. Adopted.
(in motion of Mr. Dodd, the discussion ol the Pive j
County act and all lax bills introduced In tho Huuso
was made the special order for Tuesday next.
The I'ubltc 1'rintlng lull was reported sustaining the
twenty-live per cent reduction in the rales ol composition.
and making the rates o! the German printing tho
sninu as tho Ki.glish.
The Revision of the Laws Committee made a report
recommending the Increase of the salary of the Superintendent
ol Public .Instruction Irom $'i.000 to $3,000
tier scar .inil uliulistiine all fees la rnniieeimn tvitl, iim
The General Horse Car Railroad bill was reported, I
wlili an amendment to the rJIcci that no road shall bo '
built within *.*0u I vet ol any cxialinit roail.
Both houses adjourned until Monday next.
or axcriiiTTWi by bankers dt the martland
court or appeals.
IlAiTiMOR*, March 3, 1878.
The Conrt of Appeals of Maryland yesterday affirmed ' '
the Judgment of Judge Miller, in the Circuit Court of
Howard county, in the case of M'tlliam A. Boyd, ol Baltimore,
against tlio Third National Bank. Ihia suit
originated upon the refusal of the hank to deliver Mr.
Boyd United Slates ami other bonds to the amount of
I38.A00, wh'.rh had been deposited wlib the bank under
receipt H5 general collateral. The bank waa roltbed I
in August, IsT'J, and lost over f loo.iioo tn money and
convertible stock, among which were the bonds of Mr. I
the hank contended that It had used as much |
and as due diligence In the rare and keeping
ot Mr. Boyd's securities us they did of their
own Iind therefore were not liable. The case was
15ret tried in Jkar, laid, in the Superior Court of Balti- I
morn city, ill which (here was a great display ol expert
knowledge hi sale* and vaults, slid tho jury lalled io
agree, l'tio case was then rcniovot| to Howard county,
ui.d anothertrinl took, place in Neptomlxr, 1874, at Kb
liceii City, whore judgment was rendered in favor of
Mr. Boyd. The hank appealed, and now the caso has
been decided also In his lavor by iliiil tribunal.
The premium upon the bonds, together witn the interest,
will amount to over $36.0( < .
The termination ol this protracted suit will prove A
subject ol general Interest to banks and capitalist#, aa It
involves the i|Ucstton of collateral security, tngetner
with the decree vl care neccsaary to he exercised by
I of the He public., an well as military parades arc ma<la
an exception to the law against Sunday processions
j with bands of music.
The concurrent resolution requesting the New York i
delegation in Cougress to oppose tho repeal of the Ke- .
sumption act ol 1S75 and to lavor such legislation as I
m v be needed to give full latth and force to the pledges !
contained in said act was adopted by the Senate.
The bill to legislate Tom Punlap, Commissioner of |
Jurors, out ol oflico and givo tho appointment of hla
successor to a hoard, composed of the Mayor. Cotnp- |
trailer und .Indue of the General .Sessions, will b? reported
favorably to-morrow to tho Senate.
It is understood tho Governor has withdrawn tho
appointment of Sinnott ip the vacancy in the Marine
Court. Sinuoit asked the opinion ot Charles O'CoBor
on the point whether his confirmation by the Sennto
was necessary, and the answer he received was that,
though the law in the case was awkwardly expressed
nd left room lor questioning, tho Intent was to give
the conlirniation of appointment to ihc senate
The Committee ot Ways and Means, the finance
| along with tlie Now Capitol Commissioners, to consider
the question of thn completion of tho now Capitol.
, 1'ntlor the present plan it wax shown by the engineers
! that the work ol finishing the building would cost the
i e 11 in ot {12,UOO,UhO; by substituting atono tor iron aint
' omitting the tower tho estimato would bo $7,OOO.OliO.
i It is thought the committee will report in favor ol the
morn economic plan.
Tho lollowing bills were introduced to day In the
By Mr. ltixby?To roorganizn tho local government of
the city ol Now York.
Hv Mr. Kcnuaday?Relative to tho jurisdiction of the
Marino Court of tho cny of New York.
Uy Mr. Carpenter?To authorize the taxation of the
surplus in savings banks; also taxing the stockholders
of banks.
By Mr. Booth?To smrnd the ststutes relative to
auctlou sales in New York city.
Also relative to municipal indebtedness, and to provide
lor tho redemption of the snmo; also relative to
nominations and appointments to Oil certain offices in
the cilv of New York.
I Tho Senate Committee on Commerce will give a hear- j
I ing next Tuesday evening ou tho Hell (into Pilot bill
and the bill relative to wharfage iu Brooklyn and Now
York city. . ______
Aliiaxy, March 2, 1876.
At the meeting of the Canal Hoard to-day Edward
Reilljr and Joseph I* Uerkwicb were appointed Inspectors
at New York.
The resolution appointing collectors was reconsidered,
and the name ol Thomas Slack substituted for
that of Lvman E. Zimmerman at Medina. The resolu- I
| tion thus amended was then adopted.
The subject ol canal lolls was taken up and disI
cussed al length.
Mr. Dorsiikmikr offered tho following:?
Resolved. That the Canal Board recommend to the Loginlature
tu concur in the rate* of toll upon the canal* of the
State a? Mated In the accompanying toll sheet of 167A.
Ke solved, That the Legislature he rcsnectlull.v requested,
that the Canal Board he authorized to tlx auch ratraof toll
upon the canala ol thia State, other than the Erie and the
l>?wego canals, aa to said lioar I ahall seem expedient, provided
that the rates of toll upon such canals ahull not be at
rniLADELPHiA, March 2, 1S78.
General Hawley, President uf tha Couteumul Conimisaion,
to-day received the following letter from
General Martin T. MeMnhon, of New York, a director ,
of the National Rifle Aesociatlon, explaining why the |
association selected Its own grounds at Crecdinoor for
the International rifle contest, instead ot a range In
this vicinity:?
Kkw York. March I. 187B.
Dkau Gkxkral?The Board of Director* of the National
Rifle Association hare at last, after much considerallua, tie- :
elded to have the international match at t'reedmoor, and I
you will to-day receive the programme which has been ,
Dually adopted.
In regard to the flection of the plare, I think, while fully j
appreciating your vlewa In favor ot 1'hlladelplila, that the I
Hoard have, nrvertheleea. done wisely. Several eommltlcee
were tent hi Philadelphia and vicinity to examine proposed
sites for a range. Nothing was found poaseseing anything !
like the advantages of t'reedmoor. nor wae any plaee suggested
which could, by the largest amount ol ntouey pro- j
posed to he expended on it, be made suitable for lite purpose
ot the International match, tin the other hand, the Long
Island range is in excellent condition, lully equipped and '
furnished with all the neeesaary appliances for rifle prac- ,
tier, and compares so favorably with foreign ranges thai *? :
need not he at all ashamed to ask our friends from abroad
to visit it.
Kour tears of labor and an axpendltnre of shoot $lOQ,OnO I
were required to bring it to Its present condition. It has re.
criitly been greatly enlarged and Improvementa are still going
on there which will doubtless be completed by tieptcm- 1
The employee are experienced in the conduct of rifle !
matches and are well drilled lit tnelr special duties. It is, )
moreover, under the absolute and immediate control of the I
Hoard of Directors of the National Klflo Association, to
whom your commission have Intrusted the condurt uf the
match. This would not he the case if another range were
accepted, prepared especially fur this occasion by private
parties and as a money speculation of course (and this is all
that has been ottered In the vicinity of Philadelphia). In
such event the persona investiug their money in tho range
would naturally seek the largest returns on their outlay, and
might ruther he directed toward that end than controlled by
the idt-a of having the affair pass otf with the highest credit
to the country.
Many of the members of tha Board favored the plan of
having the match near Philadelphia, but 1 think all were
very properly opposed to farming It out lor the purpose* of j
speculation, or to taking any risk* as to the Utuess or sitftlClancy
of a range vet to be construe ed.
I hope the programme will meet your approval. It has ;
been a long time under consideration, ah<l was only com- :
pleted at the Inst meeting.
It seems to me. from Sir llenrv llalford's letter, published
this morning, that Lnglund will not compete, lie thinks <
we ought to -ettle a domestlr difficulty tor him by excluding
the Irish and (scotch teams and thus enable him to bring an
imperial term. The most we can do Is to admit his imperial :
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should )> unable to consolidate the three teems into one. I
tin not see how we can go further. Very truly yours.
General .loaitpu K. Hawi.kt, President of the Centennial
The Krench Cotnrn ssioncr General, M. du Summerard,
cabled to the Centennial Commission to-day, aa
lollowa:?"Four largo Transatlantic steamers will bo
sent direct to Philadelphia. The first, the Labrador,
leaves March 11, bringing Commissioners, secretaries,
engineer and contractors, and nil the tine art collection,
tho products of tho national manufactories and many
private exhibitors. Tho steamers Amerltitte, Franco
and St. Laurent will follow, bringing tho rost of the
French exhibits and tho employes."
The executive staff of the British section of the great
Exhibition Is now rompleto, those members who did
not rotne over with Mr. Owen having arrived on tho
Indiana. The following Is the organization, embracing
i? largo number of persons, as will he seen:?
Joint Commissioners, Colonel Herbert H. Ssnford,
R. A.; 1'rofcssor Thomas C. Archrr, F. R. S. E.; Secretary,
A. J. R. Trcudell; Superintendent Industrial
Space, Thomas A. Wright; Superintendent General
Machinery, John Anderson, L.L. P.; Superintendent
Fine Arts, J. M. Topiing; Superintendent Agriculture
and Horticulture, It. J. P. Gibbs; Assistant Goneral j
Superintendent and Engineer, J. H. Cundall; Assistant I
Superintendent Catalogue and Official Publications,
Hugh W. Sweeney; Financial Clerk. Fred J. liodgkinsou;
Assistant lor Machinery, E. E. Cooper; Clerical
Assistant, Ernest Charruigion; Clerical Assistnni, India
Section, J. M. Brett; Clerical Assistant. Passenger
and Transportation, H. A. K Kooke; clerical assistants,
registrar, messengers, copyist, inspector and
live sergeants Metropolitan Police, activo force, consiablos
and pensioners, all under the charge ol Chief
Inspector William Howiand. There is also a gnard of
Royal Engineers, consisting of a sergeant, three corporals
and a sapper. A number of men and women
servants, cooks, Ac., are among the subordinates.
The United States Government Building was yesterday
transferred lo the United Stales Commission, in
complete condition to receive tne government exhibit, l
by Messrs. A. Dosn k Co., the contractors. The contract
Tor the building was made with Mr. Donn about
the middle of August, and the buildings wero finished
a week or two ago The coat of the buildings to the
government sun $SO.OOO for the main building and
(10,000 additional tor the post hospital. In nddition
to the main building there is, within about 100 feet of
It, a building styled tbe arsenal, which will lie used lor
experiments In shooting and to exnlhit the different
kinds of powder and cartridges in use by the United
States Artny and Navy.
Pnii.ADiet.raiA, March 2, 1S7B.
This evening tho Eastern District of tbe New York
Conference of the Synod of tbe Swedish Church held
lis closing meeting in SL John's English Lutheran
Tbe Synod of this Church in the t'nlted States Is divided
into Ore conferences, each of which is subdlvided
into districts aa tbe demands may reqalre. Tlis
New York Conferenco it formed of two divisions,
Eastern nnd Western, the former of which lias Just
completed Its labors here.
No meeting of tho Swedish Church Synod has been i
hell In Philadelphia since tbe flrst emigration of these
people to this country during the reign of Gustuvus
Adoiphus. These lonely settlers founded the Church in
this city and in Wilmington, Del.
The servicos of to-day consisted of addresses by Rev.
R. A. Hull, of Campello, Mass., President of the .synod,
and Rev T. n. Linnsll. of Providence, R. I. Thn .-acrament
of the Lord's Snpper was also sdm'nistered.
There were present tho following clergymen:?Rev.
J. Sewsnd, of Brooklyn; Rev. J. G. Prlncell, of New
York; Rev. 0. K. Llnbcrg, of Wilkesbarre, Pa. ; Rev. P.
Johanson, of Boston, and Rev. C. 0. Llndoh, of '
JAIIJBA1W rtillll-Ol V* !?!???.K. Vr 1?j, Wl1SMRATOR8.
Tkiwtos, N. J., March 2, 1876.
This afternoon three men, named C. O. Huffman, Eli
Thomas and A. Gorman, were arretted on the charge
of conspiring to defraud Joel I. Hoyt, butter merchant,
of JamestdVm, N. V., out of $546.
Mr. Hoyt alleges that these men bought butter from
htm in February, 1875, under the pretence that they I
would pay for It on delivery In Decenbcr last. They
opened a commission house tn this city and traded
undor tho name of A. 1). Dudley A Co. They ndvrrUsed
liberally nml Invited farmers and traders to
send In their products to them for sale. They
bought butter, it Is ullcgcd, for thirty-three I
cents a pound and sold it for twenty-five cents.' They
undersold all other dealers In the cltr, autl people
wondered why Ibey.could sell so rbeap, and they did n
thriving business. Mr. Hoyt claims that tho mail
Dudley has several fictitious names, such as Huffman
and Thresher, and that under them a aeries of frauds j
lias been carried on in Detroit, Heading, 1'rovldenco,
St. Iritis and other elites. Ho alleges that there la a
ring ol these conspirators all over the country.
Tlie parties will undergo an examination to-morrow,
before Police Justice Krltton. Mr. Hoyi and other
witnesses will be present.
Ottawa, March 2, 1876.
The Committee on Depression of Trade held an informal
session to-day in order to sllow two employ6s of
the sugar refining firm of Kcdpatlf k Ca, of Montreal,
an opportunity of laying their ease before the members
immediately upon the financial statement being dellv.
ervd. This firm stopped their works and discharged
ad the hands, somo ;W0 in number, limners complain i
that the incidences ol tariff on sugars are against mem.
They also chargo great unfairness on the part of the
Cnitod State* government in allowing an excessive
d awback on sugac rrllncd in that counlty and exported.
The committee and the deputation had a long Interview,
and tho Utter expressed themselves pleased with 1
the attention paid to thoir representatives. Early next
week nno of the principals in the Montreal refining firm
will l?e examined before the committee, and probably
one or two gentlutnen engaged to tba sugar tm|>orttng
trade will also be Invited to give evidence.
To thk Kuitor or thr Hkkud ?
1 desire to call your attcuilon to an error In this
morning'* Isaac of your paper in the report of the i
meeting of the Hoard of Kducatton, held yesterday,
which you will do ut the favor to correct. The appeal
madu by the .School Committee ol the Women a Celt- j
t' limal I iiion lor permission to aoliclt contributions
from ilia public schools wns not for the pnrchuio or a
banner, us stated, but lor the Centennial lund for tho
Women's rarillioii and Tor iho founding of Centennial i
medals ol honor for distinguished scholarships in the ,
schools and colleges ol our city. S. \L t; .
Chairman Committee on Schools, New Tork Women's
Centennlst t inon.
March. 2. IsitJ.
A meeting of the New York Municipal Socioty *?a
held liiat night, at the Fifth Avenue Hotel, with Mr.
Dorman B. Eaton in the chair and Mr. Robert M.
Strebeigh aa secretary. Among those present and
who took part In the proceeding* were Messrs. |
Samuel IX Babcock, George 1). Butler, 8. ;
Cllfl. Jr.; J. M. Constable, J. B. Cornell, Dorman
B. Eaton, J. M. Flske, John H. Hall, Joshua Hendricks, '
E. Oelbermann, Theodore Roosevelt, Jackson S. ]
Scbtiltz, J. 11. dhcrwood, B. L. Solomon, H. Y. Spauldlug,
F. IV. l'burber, tilnclalr?Tousey, D. M. Turnure, F.
Van Volkonburgh, C. Watrous, George C. Watrous and
several others. Alter the reading of the minutes of |
the previous meeting, It was resolved, alter considerable
discussion, that the society should proceed to 0
Albany in a body and present their opinions to .
the Senate In lavor of the reduction of the number of 1
the present commissioners of public departments in c
the city government, as also the salary of tho various i
ollloials, as recommended in the communication pre- j
settled by Comptroller Green. It was also resolved ;
that the soeieiy recommend the reduction of tho clerical
force in all the departments. I
The society is now in daily communication with tho !
committee of the Senate to whom these matters have
heeu roferred, hut it is deemed expedient that no \
further steps shall be taken until after the committee
have reported
Resolutions were al-o adopted recommending that
either the Sheriff's fees bo mado more uniform or that i
the office he made a salaried one. Also that tho society
protest against the erection of any new markets
by moans of city moneys, and, In fact, that
It Is ugalust the policy of tho municipal j
government to maintain a system of markets at all,
and that the society lay its'reasons therefor before ,
tho legislature on tho visit of Its members to Allfhnv,
as soon as the rommiltce to whom the suggestions of :
Comptroller Grocn havo been referred shall have report
The society then adjourned.
The commencement exercises ol the Now York !
Ifoinrrunnlhic. Medical Colleen wern held last evcnine
I Association HAll. corner or Twenty third street and , 1
Fourth avenue. The pIsco was tilled with elegantly J
dressed audience of ladles and gentlemen, and ; i
the ceremonies were peculiarly entertaining. . i
They were opened with prayer by Rev. l)r. ! i
Arnntage, and the degrees wero conferred on
thirty six graduates, by Hon. Snlein H. Wells, Pros- i
Idenl of tne Hoard of Trustees. Dr. E. H. Llnnoll took
the faculty prise. Dr. It. M. Smith the materia modica
and obstciric prizes, and other lesser prizes were ItkeI
wise distributed. After tho expreises the laculty, trus- I
tees and graduates had a line supper at iho Hotel j
At the regular meeting of the Tammany Hall Oeneral '
Committee, held last oroning, the following gentlemen |
were appointed a committee on the revision of bylaws:?George
W. Morion, William B. Nassau, R. J. j
Morrison, Monro Dlotendorf and John Hays.
The Liberal Republican General Committee bold Its
regular monthly meeting last evening, at No. l,2tW
Broadway, Mr. Benjamin F. Manlcrre presiding, and
passed resolutions condemning the action of the democratic
House in turning out disabled I'nion soldiers, j
recommending the nomination ot James G. ftlaino (or !
the Presidency and praying for a speedy return to ]
specie payments.
ing the youug prettuued sprig ol bullish nobility who
has Just created such a furore In lliifTalo socloly. J
"Doc." Till bill, of the Clllton House, has received a ,
IftWer Irotu D. Clllton .Shear*, of iho Itossin House, t
Toronto, stating that Courtcnay is a regular dead bent. J
Tin IVaMtretal quotes an follows:?"Dead beat! go t
for htm! *c hail him here last year, but I pummelled I
him out of all tho money he had and sent him adrift, '
owing ns about $1 ftO. He was'Lieutenant Dcnison,' J |
of Her MivJesty's Slxty-lourth, yon know. His father n
Is the lodge keeper of tho Karl ol Devon's country '
seal in Devonshire. He left Kngland under a clouded
alar, and has been doing tbo'bout'under two or throe !
alliums?Vis., 'Courtenay,''Deiuson,'and Hon. Hugh !
Courtcnay Cunningham.' This information is j
from a young Kuglishman who Is living in i
Toronto, and who left Kngland a month after ! Ii
the nohlo youth. Ilia lather's place is adjoin. _
tog the Karl's and lie kn?w this so-called Courtenay. '
It was he who rerognized the ass here and who gave 1 "
us Hie information.'* The proprietor of the ltu*?cil
House, Detroit, also comes to the trout with an ex- '
posuie, He writes:-*"! noticed I ho account of Con r ''
trnay in ilnllaio papers. He stepped with us last tall j '
and left the Ittth ol Pfovttnber in a great hurry to catch p
the ilrst steamer lor Kngland. He was 'short,' end one *
ol our hoarders, to whom he mado a statement ol bis P
dilemma, lent turn ffcO, taking bis 'I. t?. U.,'and prom- 0
Isinc to scud immediately upon arriving borne. He Cl
didn't do It by a darned sight, though. While here he *
signed Ins name n< 'Hugh Courtcnay,' 'If. L. do
Courtchay'and'Hugh de Courtenay.' I imagine thst
he went l'o New York and then ataried West again
alter new adventures. It there should he any ehanco
of a possible Collection ot the fit) alter you get the
whole, please lot me know." It has further liecn as- fc
coriaimd that the young man appeared in fan Iran- ?,
eiace about a year mo under the name or "Sir Harry
Vauo Temper*," and played the confidence man la tbo 1
flr.it circle*.
[From the Stanton (Pa.) Republican.]
Twenty-live year* ago an old la?ly In Providence
tow..ihlp, well known lor her many excellent qualities,
died and wax hurled In a privato burying ground back
of Hyde Park, near the Continental mince. The oody
waa removed a abort time alnce, and It wm found to \ t
proai nt aotne very singular lea (urea From tbo aknll i 0
to lbe pelvia, or hip bonca, nothing reiiiained but the
bone*, which were well preacrred; Iroiu the pelvia to "
the Iret the limbs were lotiud 10 be perfectly petrlfled,
having all the appearance ol alone, both in weight ami
color We offer no explan illon of this singular plic- <
nonienon, but leave it to iho phyaiciane to determine
why ball the body should be petrified and the rest
The following rail for a Convention h.is been Issued:? !
Hi? democrats of the State ot New York, who desire j
to he In accord nponthe financial question with the
democrats of Ohio, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Missouri
and i ho Western and Southern States, and all others
who concur In theeo views, sro Invited to send delegates j
from each county In the Slate to a mass Stale Con vontion
of the democracy, to beheld at Wletlng Hall In 1
the city ot Syracuse, on the 15th day of March, 1876, at j
ten o'clock in the foronoon.
Last night, at HibernU Hall, tho delegates from the <
numerous civic Irish societies of tho ettymetfor the
purpose of perfecting arrangements for tho celebration '
of St. Pntrirk's Day. After tho trsnsactton of somo
routine business s rommittee was appointed to ask th?
Mayor to review tho procession on SU Patrick's Day,
alter which the convention adjourned.
The regular quarterly mooting of tho above nssocla.
tlon took plare last evening at Delmonico's, Fourteenth
street and Filth avenue. Tho afTair was purely informal,
and no business of any particular Importance
was transacted. Thcro was no election of officers.
A meeting of tho citizens of Brooklyn, Kastern DUtnct,
was hold on Wednesday evening last, at which !
ii win resoivea to pcuuon ana request ine Honra or
Kducalion ol tho city ol Brooklyn to afford the children
of Herman resident*, attending public schools sufficient
opportunity to acquire a knowledge of the German
language. Professor Worst, who urged the adttn- j
tion ol Hie resolution, favored the uppotniment of German
teachers, as they could lie-t impart a knowledge
ol that tongue to tho pupils. The subject ol cslahliaTitng
a scinluary for the preparation ol Geru%n school
teachers is now being discussed by Teutons throughout
the country. A committee ol three has been appointed
to conler with the Hoard ot Education and
urgo ihe scheme. An effort to introduce German in
the schools was made In Brooklyn three years ago,
but It tailed.
Last evening the newsboys gave a reception to their I
friends st the New sboys' lodging House. About eight
P. M. the grand hall was well tilled. About six hundred
of the little urchins and a goodly number of ladies and
geuiicinvn were present. Ttic sieight-of-hand performances
were given under the direction of Mr. Elices and
Mr Charles O'Connor.
In tho death notices in to-day's Hkrild there are
twelve of persons who died at an advanoed age. Ono
was eighty-two. two eighty-one, three eighty, lour
flbventy-six; one died In ills auvcuty-second year and
another in her seventieth year.
[from iho Rochester Union.]
Eoine new things are beginning to crop ont regard- '
[Paris correspondence of London Now a L
11. Gambotla, alter travelling all night Iront tlie
South, made u short appearance yesterday at a meetng
In the Rue Lcrts, Eighth Arrondissoment, to suptort
the raudid.iture of M. ChaufTour. He said he
vould pass over as unworthy ot serious notice the
plebiscitary pretentions of 11. Ksoul Duval and the ulratnontane
demonstration of M. Hiani, and oppose the t
)uc Decazca.
Krom the Rue Levis M. Gambetta went to a large I
utbullding, at No. 148 Boulevard do Charonne, at
lellevllle, where a meeting of 2,0J0 electors anxiously
xpected him. Business was opcued by M. Metivier, a
own councillor, in the chair, reading an address to
t. Gambetta, stating that seven years ago, which, seeng
the immense events that had passed since, seemed
century, Belleville, with a prescience worthy of sll
dtniration, gave to M. Gambetta an irreconcilable
nundate. The opinion of the constituency then was j
hat no lapse of llrao coulil cotidono the crimed ol a
oup d'etat government, a government that had
rumpled upon right mid liberty. Hut now a new
ihase had opened. The parly of resistenre had become
i government party, aud was likely before long to bo 01110
the government itself. '
(.umbelta, in reply, said:?"Dear Citizens?It Is my
lehoi that democracy never bcloru heard such a returnable
document as that Just read "n the day |
vheu tho policy there detlned shall be avowed and
wacliscd the French ltovolution will have ended. No j
(olltlcian reading this inunlleMto can rcfraiu Irom admrlug
this traciiou of Parisian democracy, which has i
>cen so much defamed and calumniated. Yes, after tho
ear. obliged as we wero to luco a coalition of reactiontry
parties, democracy was lorced to choose belweeu a
policy ol results and a policy ol reveries. Wo owe to
teuipcraoy the truth, and taking account ol all
difficulties we must do hutllo with our advormries
under the eyes of public opinion. Tfns
practical policy originated at Hcllcvtllo in lwv.t, * hen
wo drew up together the clauses of our contract. We
lid not then know that the corrupting regime whtcli
had made Franco rotten was to lead to a gulf in which ;
tho nation would be almost annihilated. We only i
then felt the necessity of enlightening that uuiversal I
lultrngo which the Kmpiro had made the instrument ol
servitude. It was urgent to teach tho peasaut that tho
real fortune ol the country which he holds In reserve
depends on the Republic and democracy. It was
necessary to develop a policy, not lor a restricted group,
hut for the whole country. Wo undertook this necessary
work ol pronelytisin and propagandist. Tho
result of our efforts ts shown in tho
municipal elections of tho last flro years, and
lu that of tho Senate, which was devised to
l>e a citadel of reaction, but which, It turns out, has u i
republican majority. On the 20th of February tho 1
country will give you atlrin, resolute republican major- i
Ity in the Assembly, that I promise you; and 1 am not
in tho habit ol pledging my word without being sure ol
w hat 1 say. ltut all dilUculltes are not overcome. Wc
have in live years routed our enemies and demonstrated '
lioir iin iii t Loiif't* Wn linvn iiitkRiirl Ihrmiffh Hut Hnliiiot
tn which Wio liberties ol nations arc massacred, but wo
have much to (to. We shall bo asked for proofs that
wo ourselves know how to govern. Wo must advance
carefully, watchlully, anil on suro ground.
What 1 wish for democracy Is not a collodion of
decrees which reaction might repeal tomorrow,
but that equality shall not bo a vain word, and that the
duration promised to the peoplo bo assurisl by sulll- i
cienl schools, masters and books, for I would not have
tbe republicans characterized as impotent meddlers
who touch evorytinug and amend nothing. 1 utterly
deny the absolute in everything, and am a partisan ot ;
the relative. You ran unly work in politics as In nny
other work. You must do one thing perfectly before
you begin another. Politics constantly change What
wo do in 1876 differs from what wo shall do in 1877, 1*7X
and 188u. Our interests and the situation ot Kuropemay
change. What you should demuiid from your representatives
is personal character and sincere convictions. It
was no doubt clever, long before the elections, to send
to the Democratic Mount Avonlin agents of December
2, to a sham mooting, w hore no electors were present.
Where are those [ionnpurtlsts now f They are lam to
hire all tho public rooms they oan to prevent us irom
meeting in them. It is wholesome at this crisis to show
that the true, sober, wise spirit of democracy prevnlls 1
at ileiievlllo. Wc will avoid that division, hatred and :
fear which lead to military or civil dictatorships. I
repudiate both. 1 await tho triumph oi the Republic
with all its consequences, from dlscussiou and reason .
alone. I conclude by sayiug, without flattery, that 1
trust Belleville will ever be my voritaldo tribune." !
[Eroin tho Denver (Col.) News.)
A party of *00 strong will leave Chicago on March 15
lor the Block !lllls. Tho expedition has boon lormed
by James Conklln, who accompanied Professor Jenney
last season. Tho secretary of the company has received
2,300 letters of Inquiry slnco the announcement
of Its organisation. Tho party travel through to Cboyenno
by special train, and arraugomunts have been
completed with tho railroads to transport tho men from
Chicago to tho Hills for $26 apiece.
A letter from Milwaukee says that a prosperous
A few d-tyg ago, In Kll/abcth, N. J., the body was
>?nd of one I<outs Roanoke. To determine whother '
e d M from overdrink or expoaure to tbe storm no Innest
was held. On Wednesday the foreman of the
iry was so sick that the caso bad to be adjourned,
csterday the foreman was arrested and sent to Jail
nd another tnan appointed in bis stead. The evidence
oe* to show that ltesaeko died Irom cruel treatment at
lie bands of it saloon keeper, who drovo him out in tbe >
Utriu. A verdict has not yet tieen rendered.
A warrant was issued jesterdsy by one of the Justcos
in Harrison, Hudson county, N. J., for tbe arrest
f Oeputy .Sheriff Thomas Uilbooly, to answer a charge
>f having defrauded Mr. Holmes, proprietor of tno
.odl Hotel, tn Harrison, out ol $7<V It seems Oillooly
lately developed great surlace seal la hunting
lown policy gambling, but, on the quiet. Indulged in
he game himself. Mr Holmes, too, is a policy player 1
md won $7A, which t.llhooly collected and, as alleged, j
ias disappeared with. I
Gradual Disappearance c! the
Ancient Landmarks.DAXGER
rhe Struggle Between the Conser?
vatives and Progressives.
liogTux, March 2, 187(1.
The "Hub of the Universe," -'The Trl-mountaiu City,"
tlio "Modern Athens of America," or whatever else
you may call it, seems inevitably doomed. Through
the Miry element* of nature and the march of coin
inercial progress all the evidence* of ancient existence
promise to be mept away during tliia glorious con ten
nial year, (inly old "Faneuil Hall," ihe boasted "Cradle
of l.iborty," and the solid monument over on Bunker
Hill are likely to be spared, and perhaps before
auolher contury comes round even the demolition n|
Hu so will be recorded in tlio Hkuald's Huston correspondence.
In tlio eyes of the blue-blooded
descendants of the Beacon Hill stock this wholesale
sweeping away of anciont laudmarks seems little less
lliau criminal vandalism. First it was
that liad to be brought down to a lovol with tlio rest
of the town. The project was fought long and hard by
Hie in logeuarian portion of the community, who remembered
thut iu the days of thoir youth it was the
regular l>on ton locality ol Hoston. Tlio demands
of business, however, as well as the perseverance
of Voung America wcro unrelenting, and with %
Ihe expenditure of a few millions of money tho proud
old hill was dumped into the ocean to form what ij
now that flourishing commercial thoroughfare kuown a*
Atlantic avenue. Tho now level space onco occupied
by tho mountain was quickly covered with soino ot tho
llnest business structures in tho city, but only to bo
swept away by tho great lire, a circumstanco which
some of the bluo bloods denominated as a judgment
from heaven. The calamity o( tho conflagration, however,
fulled lo extinguish the proverbial enterprise and
perseverance of Ibc modern Yankee; for that same spam
is to-day again covered by marble fronts cveu mora
grand and Imposing than those destroyed, and the .
boot, shoo and leather trade now transacted there an
uualiy loots up among llie millions ol dollars.
Tlio next contllet between the blue bloods and the
modern und procrcsslvo elassos came Iroui a proposition
to slice oil a portion ol tho Common lor tlio
widening of Tremont street. Tho war wa* a Ion;; ami
bitter one, and, us may lie anticipated, Hoacon street
was vanquished, and a slice of the Common was appro
printed 10 accommodate inc widening ol what lias now
proven to ne ono ol the principal business lilgliw.ivs o|
the city. Kill these event* of tho past l only allude to
tor the purpose of conveying an idea of the muddles ol
this kind which are always existing in Boatou between
the rival classes rolcrrod to.
TIIK Ot.l> SOUTH ritntOfl.
The great hubbub now Is over what disposition shall
bo made ol the Old .South church, on the corner ol Milk
and Washington streets. The groat liro canto near
sweeping it out ol cxistoucc, and if it had there would
havo been a great deal of bad temper saved and
the Massachusetts courts would bnvo been
spared a perplexing question during the
past lew years, it may be said, in fact, that about the
ouly good lhat caiuu out of Its salvation from llie
llatnes was lout it furnished acceptable accommodations
lor a post ollico until the new siruriu.V was completed.
The society ow ning the property liavo now
built a now house of worship ovor iu tho Hack Buy section,
and the long pending litigation coucermug the
disposition ol the old historical edifloe has just been decided
in the Supreme Court in favor of those who sock
Hi sell it. Tins, 1 may add, Is another triumph of
Young America over the elderly clement. It is uol
certain, however, even in view of the Court's decree,
that tho ancient tabernacle will come down, for then
is a movement brewing to purchase and maintain if
Intact lor a lew hundred years longer. There is something,
perhaps, eminently proper in this Idea if it can
be renli/ed, lor tlio OM South is probably the oldest society
oi.nKKT rumen
In the country. The society was constituted in Charley,
town. May 12,1w.i, some seventeen years earlier than
the society worshipping in the Hraltle street
rhiircn, 01 cannon nan lame, which nas neru lorn
down within a year or two lu obedience to bQBiness demands.
Too first church ol the Old .South society was
built of wood, on the name site where the present edifice
now stands, this latter one bavins been completed
quid occupied lor the first litno on the 26th of April,
17110, ueurly 146 years ego. The old structure is still
In pooa condition, and In the absence of (Ire, earthquakes
and pales can very easily be transmitted 10 a
score of luturn generations. There are many historic
associations connected with it. lor Here was delivered,
in dellauce of the threats of authority and in presence
of marshalled soldiery, W'arren'a fearless oration on > lie
anniversary ol the aih of darch, 1770; and here were
repeatedly held the meetings of Iroenien which called
forth those peals of patriotic eloquence which moved
the whole country and shook the British throne.
J.alcr, during tlio war of I ho rebellion, tho old edlll a
resounded with patriotism, and hundreds of the Union
soldiers who went out Irom Bosiou were enrolled
within the ancient walls ol this voneranle church.
Whether llio old edillco will bo torn down or preserved
is a momentous question here in Boston now.
..I ......... ...I .iiiil.iiinl.lii. Covins ll... C. II I. In .
I" l""l = f. .....a
conveyed to the Mas-arliusciU HlMlorir.il Society, in
lie u-cd In its present shape as a depository or museum
of articles illustrative of our early
national history. This piopoMitlou conns Iroin
rama of the gentlcmou who have long contended
that the society ought to bo allowed
to sell the proporly. Tliey propose to havu it up.
praised by throe competent persons and oflor themselves
to contribute |25,0oo toward tho purchase
money II the people of Massachusetts will coulribttl*
tho balance. Thc.v reckon the property as worth about
9500,000, and suggest that a contribution of twentylive
cents Irorn each ono of the Inhabitants of Mussa
chusctts will save the old church Irotn going under tlx
hammer. This latter idea Is, of course, Juvenilisl), and
unless something more solid Is proposed tho Old bomb
will soon he among the things ol the past.
The old State House, the time-honored obstruction
on Stale and Washington streets, is to bo obliterated
during the centennial year, and. of course, thcro will
be tho customary lameutullons trom Beacon Hill. Two
buildings 011 llio same spot havo booh destroyed by
Arc, and for years mnny h ivo hoped that this unsightly
heap would go the same way. It Inn
done good service In lis tune though, and much lmportnnl
business, both colonial and Stale, has bee*
transacted within its walla During the last seventyeight
years It has been chiefly occupied for offlc.es,
although lor a briel period It was used as a city hall
and post offlue. It Is now owned by tho city, and tho
authorities have decided to demolish tl during the coming
The retirement of (ieorgo Young from the proprietorship
slid management of Young's Hotel amounts
almost to tho wiping out ofnn undent landmark. Koi
many years lie has been luinlltar to thousands, and lis
and his hotel had hc-como as much ol an institution at
tho big organ at ,\l usic Hall. It has boen lamous loi
rlub dinners, uml the up|?cr dining halls have more thai
nncc resounded with the eloquence ol such siali sm a
ss Chnate, Webster. Mann, Mumner, Wilson, Banks,
ind others ol less renown.
[From the Detroit Free Pre**.)
A day or two sinco tho passengers In a Michl:an
avenue car, bound west, were treated to a dialect
arce that was more uproariously lunny than any:hing
tbal ever limls Its way to the mimic stage. The
:ar was waiting on a switch, when, unpercelvod by th?
1 river, who was looking straight ahead, a youngish
soman, freckled and frowsy-headed, came up and
lumped upon the slen. The door of the car was closed.
tnd i* gentleman passenger stepped forward to open it,
"No, sirsaid she, waving him hack with a gesture
as majestic as those adopted by sorio-comic vocalists.
"1 waut the dhriver of this biih-iail ke ilir i?
ittind to his baesovsa. It's hla heesness to open the
llpor ot tins keshr, and I'll stliand hero till he does it "
And she stood there, getting more Irate every moment,
until the downward bonnd car arrived at the
switch. Then she opened the door for herseil, entered
Slid closed it witn a hung ' that Indicated wrath. She
sat down neur iho door, Pink two pontiles and a thieecent
piece from her porkct, and when a gcutlem.ni
offered to deposit thei oinsin the box for har, waved
him off with a repetition of that gesture, and in tonoa
tll.lt r' lli ri'lpil 'Hie Ol a mm mi m...
Mid. "No, or' It's not a lady ' place, uor ajlntlcman *
place to ho payln' eonduether oi a hob-tail ktahr. If
they wuutmymooney, Ihoy 11 come suit ttelit, ahure !'
It waa clearly evident that there Ml likely to be fun
ahead, and [>e'ople who realde on Third and Kourih
eireeu r<>de rlxht along pant their supper* to aee li o
jitiaif. At Se-rnlli atreet the woman gave a luriou*
pull at the bell airap and tha driver stooped the car
and opened the door. The woman rose, held up hot
fare and abouted, "Here'a yerlarel"
The driver 1ield on to Ins hrako with hi* right hand,
irnnaicrrvd Ibn rein* Irom lila left i? hi* teeth", an t
a tlh the hand I hue liberate.I, pointed to the box. "No,
nr. I won t do it " exclaimed the woman, her oyet
mapping nmin?it?lv. "What do ye* mane, y> r dhirij
upaipeon, by iclliu' a roapiclnMo woman to li? ioulucther
of a bobtail ke.ihr? No, sir! II yn Ivor gU
ony ov my foivo cent paces ye'll come aiihorihimt
May the divil lly away end yer hoblnil kenhrl" and,
happy in th" e<.rs.-io'i?nesa of having expre-'-d h r
opinion ol conductorleaa car*, and Itvectnts aaved, .-he
diaappearcd aruund tho corner of Kelly's Eighth Waul
party, who will start on April 2, going via Chcycnue.
The main company consists of men In tho following
professions:?Two physicians, one veterinary surgeon,
one druggist, two assayers, twenty .carjienlers, three
blacksmiths, several grocers, a number of (armors, one
clothier, a dry goods dealer, a coal dealer, togother
with intelligent, industrious laborers, and half a dozen
old miners wlio liavo been In Nevada, Arizona, Colo- |
rado and (alilorniu, and who leel they aro Forty-niners
again. Tho entire party will probably embrace not
fewer than from 300 to 400 men. ((no getitlotnau will
take a sawmill. Another proposes to transport a
shingle mill to the land ol golden sands.
Messrs. Stnbbs nud Thompson have returned to
I.aranne from tho Hills, and report lively tunes at j
Custer City. Just bclore they leit a wedding look ,
plate at Custer City?the lirsl to occur in that region, j
The panics were Wllllum Hardosly and Misa Ida Minima, I
both late of Cheyenne. Messrs. Stuntm and Thompson
also report thai the drat steam whistle ever sounded in
that section was heard ou February A. It was a .-aw. i
mill whlsile.
A. L. Joues, of Uolden, now In Custor City, writes a
letter from which wo extract as lollows;?"I have been
prospecting every day, and bare found some gold, but
as yet nothing mat will pay. The snow has been very
deep, and everything Is Irozen up. Thcro seems to be
gold all over the country, but not in paying i|unuiitiea. i
About forty miles from here are some good diggings,
we hear. At this place the bed rock Is from elghtceu 1
to twenty-live leel, and no gold till you reach bed
rock, and then It is not wry plenty. 1 have found
some about luur Icet Iroin the surlace, but not in pay- I
ing 'inutilities. After 1 try toe Dcadwood and l)ry- ,
wood diggings, If I find them no better than these, I :
will be ready to leave this country."
A puny of twonty, mostly coal miners, will start
Tom Medicine Bow, on tho Union I'aeiflo, next Monday
lor the gold holds. They will tako the route, or trail
rather, through riabillo Canyon, which Is reported to be
reo ol snow. I i
Jules Kcoflcy, a Wyoming pioneer, tninks Custer i
,'ltv will be the commercial and Hillyo the nulling
own ol the Hilts, tlioir rotation* to cnch other being
ibont too same ns Denver and Central City.
Judge Kuydenriall write* an Interesting letter from
'outer City to the Cheyenne Leader. Ho say*, among j
ither thing*, that only a lew claim* are now being
vorketl at that place, iptariz indication* are good nil
ivor the country. Hir.h discoveries are reported on
teodwood and Whltewood rrrcks, seventy mile* north
d Custer City. In hoiiio localitie* the bed rock tx noar
he xurface; in other* it I* very deep. Washed gravel,
dark xand and ruble*, white and variegated, abound. I
ne hundred and llfty house* will ? lie com- j
deled in Cu*tef City by March 1. Some of the build- '
ng* nro substantial structurot Hill City already j
umber* lllty cabins and 1011 inhabitant*. Tho Judge (
ay* he I* satisfied with the country and Intend* to stay
Sergeant McManus, of llto Second precinct, Cong '
<land City, arrested William Miller, at Itavcnswood,
csterday morning. Miller I* helievort to lie James '
owno, who I* wanted by Caundlan officer* for forgery,
n hia person was louud $840 In btlla, a J
heck for $160 on the first National llatik, i i
ro< kport, N. V., pajahle to the order of James Salkeri, 1
igticd K. J. Conaut. and u ten cent stamp, printed only
n <>n? *lde. Tho tflMT at onee telegraphed to Canada, ! '
nd reretrrd a despatch Irom William Cox Allen, <
ollce magistrate, asking to have Howne, alias Miller,
tained till the necessary papers lor bl* extradition
mild be sent. Miller was lam-n before Judge l'earse
nd remanded. I

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