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Comptroller Green Objects to Granting
Premiums tor Dilatory Payment.
Amount of Delinquent Taxes and Assessments
and the Interest Thereon.
The following communication relation to arrears
of taxes and assessments his Dcen addressed to (lis
Legislature by Comptroller t.recn:?
i'omitkou.kr's Officii, J
New Yokk, March 23, 1876. )
or New Yokk:?
To meet municipal obligations for current expenditure*
with promptness tuuuuy iu hand is nccessury.
These expenditures are contracted with rclerenco to a
system of paymeut winch is dependent upou the collection
of the taxes. 1( the tuxes are not promptly
paid the city must borrow money ami pay interest lor
it. TUIs outlay fur interest must bu either uiet by
imposing a like amount ou delinquent taxpayers or l>y
eliurging it upou the whole body of taxpayers, alike
those that are prompt au<l those that are dilatory.
A tax is the highest lortn of debt. It is due like any
?t!ier debt, at a specified time, l'lmsc who pay at that
lltne are exempt from cither interest or penalty.
Those who do not pay as promptly ought is somo
form to make up the amount of interest which
has boon Incurred on account of their delinquency.
It the Interest which Is paid by the city is not Imposed
upon delinquents It must he upon the whole tuxpaynig
body, and it Is a very unusual economy that tells one
who pays his tax debt promptly that he Is also to bo
charged with tbo cost ol tli? delinquency of those who
tlu uut It tuust coiuo to tins n the penalty ol delinquency
Is uot borne by the delinquent himself, 'l'hero
is no mysterious place lo gel money from to meet the
outlay of iuterest by the city. Is it Just lo charge
upon those who arc diligent and prompt the cost Incurred
for those who are thriftless autl dilatory 1 It is
a universal practice lor cities and other municipalities
to oiler Inducements in the hu m ol a deduction olintcrost
from llio lace of tho hill lor prompt payment of
taxes. Those who are not induced lo pay by such au
allowance must he compelled to do so by the imposition
of a penalty IT not paid within the period fixed by
Tho rules with respect to the payment of taxes and
assessments now In vogue in the city ol New York are,
as lo taxes, thoso provided by laws of 1S43 and tho
amendments thereto, und. as to assessments, thoso
provided hy laws of 1S10 and the amcndinouts (hereto
and tho revised ordinances of 18f.lt, and are respectively
s follows:?
Rverv iterson who oavs bis taxos before the 1st dav
of November of tho yeur lu which they an- due is
allowed a deduct iou at the rate ol seven per cent per
auuutn between the duv of such payment and the 1st
day ot tho lollowing December. Tuxes paid during
the month of November uro received at their face, no
Interest being allowed or charged. Those remaining
unpaid on December 1 are charged wilti a peuulty of
?ne per cent, and those in tho same condition on December
16 with au additional penally of one per cent.
Upon ail taxes remaining unpaid on uud alter January
1 interest is charged at tho rule of twelve per cent per
annum from tlio dale at which they become due; and
finally, if unpaid at the cud of three years, the law
utlioriy.es tho side of the properly.
All persons liable to pay assessments are allowed
sixty days from Ibe tltuo they reach the collector's
linuds in wmch to pay without interest. II uol paid
wilbtu thai lime, a whole year ITom the dale of confirmation
Is allowed, w ith interest at Iho rale of seven
per cent per annum only. II uiler all this indulgence
the assessment remains unpaid, the law authorizes, as
in the case of taxes, an Increase of the rale of interest
to twelve per cent Iront tho date the assessment was
due, aud a sale of lite property alter tho lapse ol three
It will be seen from the above a protracted delay in
payment involves an Itieroase of the rule ol interest,
and that the rates of Increase aro very moderato and
gradual. It is apparent that utiy remedy which removes
the penalty I or delay destroys one ot the vital
features of the system, benefits the dilatory and puis
corresponding burden upon the prompt taxpuyor.
During lhe panic ol 1873, when the city had lo pay
millions of dollars of its obligations, the payment of
the taxes of ouo who possessed abundant ready mentis
was delayed solely ami avowedly on the ground that he
louid use the money to greatly increase tho profits of
bis business, but that care would be taken to pay them
beioro the penalty could attucli. This course delayed
the paytpont of over $200,<X)0 until two or three days
before the date fixed lor the penalty. Had there been
lio penalty, it would not have been paid over then.
This shows how impossible it would be to carry on the
(iiiuni'iw nl ilm pitv if 11 l.-iws now in form to rnmnol
payments wore removed. It Is ;i plausible but un orronoous
supposition thul the increase uu the rale of
Interest is a source of profit to the city
lid that It enn lie dealt with accordingly.
On the contrary. it Id douhtlul whether Iho
city, With the increased rate of Interest, Is even reimbursed
lor us outlay. Thcro Is a large amount of Interest
annually pani by the city lor money borrowed
to meet deilotencies rrouted by th<> noglcct of thoso
who owo taxes and assessments to pay them when due.
Out of this is also to cotnc the annual expense of maintaining
the odlcers, clerks, ?vc., ol the bureau devoted
solely to the conducting ol this business.
The assessment bonds outstanding, which represent
the advances made by the city, aud on which It is paying
about $1,225,000 annually ns Interest, amounted to
on January 1, 1870, $21,322,200.
The purposes to which this sum has been applied
re as follows
AdraucM made on works still In progress
aud lor which no assessment has
vet been made $12,321,236 31
Balance ol advances on works now cotnplnled,
and for which assessments
have been made, represented by unpaid
assrssiueuis 8,684,800 03
Total $21,000,102 04
'1 be tin crest on the above, w inch llie city had paid
ar lor which It was obligated, and which, under present
laws, must be paid by the entire body of taxpayers, on
January 1, 1870, had reached the sum ol about
12,600,000, The amount ot tnxos remaining unpaid
January I, 1x76, was as follows:?
Uo personal estate to January 1, 1875,... $10,641,377 23
Un real estate to January 1, 1875 6,002,603 W
Un real and personal for" the year 1875.... 5,025,805 00
Tot?l $*l,509,Ml 27
The amount ol taxes on real estate in arrears repru
bcuiK substantially tl?? accumulations ?i me piv~i tivo
years. Ol I lie annum ol taxes <n per-onal pru|M>riy lu
arrears one-ball li >? accumulated iu the same period
of lime, owing, .inton.- other things, to the ilclecltvo
mode ot assessment The accrued interest on above to
lanuary 1, 1h7i>, Ik
Dit personal estate, about. $10,UbO,000
Uu real estate, about l,uno,uuo <11,000,000
Tliu amount ot a*M'HaUieiit!i remaining
unpaid Jutiuory 1, IS? ti, Mil".... <8,740,060 25
About one-hull ot this sum was at that
tuuv drau iug interest at sewn per cent
The accrued interest to that date was
nearly 2,000,000 00
A til'KHTIO.S or tPjl'ITT.
(.urge ns the principal sums appear, the most cur
sory examination ol the lucts will iliuw lliut I hey
lorin but u mnall percentage ol ilia entire sums levlci
an taxes and assessments, and any measures that ,
unght be taken to rel if vu person* who are in default
could only be on the antcnatde ground that the small
delinquent minority cau iiave the established require
meniK ol law, arhicu have been complied with by the
largo majority, dimmed lit their protlt, when by iieg- I
lent lliey have incurred their penalties. An lllustrus
lion occurred last month. A large landowner delayed
payment ol lux ma>Haenta on Uroadway lots lor
fears, while proceeding* were being taken lo throw
Hie entire amount thai largely bem-tltcd his property
upon Uuta.xpuyiug lellow citUeua at in rye lie mfen.ied
i? esiiipc lis pay ment Those proecedtnus having
tailed ol tbCir objoet, he at last (live his check tor
the amount uue. a I mm ylV.OOV, ol which sum about
<<>.000 was lor the aecrned interest; but on lo-tiring of
the pending lolls at Albany or on some frivolous pre
nTorrui) fatxkiit or nts rnacK
before It could bo presented, nnd is now apparently
awaiting aolne IcgtkiaMvh act on wliictl shall donate to !
liim ml Hit I'Tiifiui' i?l ilia* Pitt- iIip unit hi lit <i(
penalty, about U? would oibortrt-e have to
pay at. a partial uwmpuuantlon lor tlx? , otiMMpirticu* of |
bm Intentional una aggravated dvluull, ?inch look
place uot bar?u??< bo waa unable io pay but on tHe? 1
tiiijuxi c?|?'UlMtoa of (brown g lie? whole l<?ir<!(<n upon
utbur*. only wo?iId it be glaringly unpi?t u> allow ;
?u, h |mt?oii* w I'tiiifrr thejuat penally 01 tbeirad- '
verve aition i? the my internals irotu 'ibeinvetves t?
(bono alio, firming ilmgr<ul tii.ijority, I? vj icrcto- I
lore (net tbo.r ohltgallnu* in lull, .>111 11 wihiIiUIkI bo !
i.ioiirst.y ao?i gro*-ly inequitable to '.114 >10 ihum
thereby 10 gum an advantage in Hie actual coat of iheir
lots over ibo owiirfa ol adjacent properly wlio bur*
ion; eiure pnftl (lie iiweMinealu duo by I bum witb ibo j
penal(y uU.icbed
uo? tss trrr wtH'i.u i.n??.
Should uny i'tw be |wi?ial removing the extra rate
now lnea by law on all ainonuta in arrears at ibe bepaniog
of tin*? year it nroubl, even ou a calculation that
leaves out uf tin? a.? ouut ibrce-loarthe ol the amount oj
arroara 01 late* on perromtl eatate a* |h',nf wholly un- j
cotlrriable, result tn a direct los.< to the city of over 1
$l,&dO.OOU. I have been led Io make tliuat lualemroU
ol principles and Inula respecting Iho pay
Ineni ol luxe? and ?.<t?e?mirnx lor the I
rea on thai uiy ..ibntlot, baa been called
to tao billi now before your iionordble body?one
Kt'Saie o.ll No. til. enitthd "Au art telaiing to llto
payment of aeae?*aei)ia lor loc >1 improvement*, '
and the oilur llouau bill No ?, entitled ".tit net in
relation t<> arrears o, taxes and MeeMMicnt* lit ibu '
city ol New York. lain ot the opinion that (lice
In. In ar? open in critcinh on the general principle*
lulcd heroin, an l aro within too ttope ol the objection
thai it in i ini'iuliabl* that I bore wno have nap
j Icclcd to limcharge their obiigaltoux nhnul'l o?* helped
by special Icgiaiatioii to relieve themanlvea ol me con?< <)u'
nc.nr ol their ii<-(l-< t ai llm expenrc of the ur
yrealer immlier o( their taa pay iny lellow < ilim p*
who b.ivu horctoloro borne their own Itpl almr<> ol I'm 1
bin (icii.
* t?iviorn i'r\?riTit
I uotloe tlmtnni ol ihc bills piovnlm lor a cNungo
from lb* pre-'-nl mode ol amnio p lyinrnia lo thai ol
Itrnn lanmliueuie jd nil the cesca which it covers, 'to
carry out I bis provision would rcqnirc, for the ?nle
benefit of the nriviIcL'ed clans covered hv the bill lliu
opening of a special set of books, with at least seventy
thousand accounts, involving col much less than haif
a million ul entries; would iu many ways, and lor a
temporary purpose, cuqIuko and complicate the
methods successfully pursued lor tnore than twenty
yenrs, crealo great liability to error, and result in
serious damage to the interests ol the city.
Auother provision of the same bill relativelo the
rale of interest to he charged would have the elfert not
only of reducing It Irorn that now fixed by law lor
lur those In default, but would also actually increaso
the rate on those who iniend to bo prompt in th'lr
payment. This could not fall to act Injuriously
The fact that these bills aro pending has already
checked tho paymeut of taxes and assessments. Tho
passage of any Inll to relieve delinquent* of tho consequence
ol their dilaloriuess would tic a most serious
loss to the treasury, und which would have to be mado
up by fresh taxation and debt and a great injury to
those who have promptly borne their burden. It would
bring no mohey to tho treasury that will not come
there without it. It Is, in short, to make a free gift iu
money to those who have tailed Iu moot their obligations
and to tmpoi-r upon those who have paid them
fresh burdens In order that this pill lie made to-others.
ANDREW II. GREEN, Comptroller.
Yesterday, at a quarter to nine o'clock A. M., tho
Cunard steamship Java touched her wharf at Jersey
City and lucre landed liny-two moorage passengers.
Thero was no contusion nor excitement. Kmployes of
the Cunard line look charge of the baggage, chocked
and had It properly forwarded. As It was the first
tune within twenty-two years that Immigrants It id
boon lauded on a steamship wharf at this port, tho
arrival of the steamer was somewhat unexpected lty
the bonrding house runners and bag:.age smashers, so
tho Immigrants fortunately escaped tho clutches of
tlioso sharpers. Hallway agents were admitted to the
wharf and allowed to sell tickets. Money was changed hy
officers appointed hv the Cunard Company. Mrs. Borah
Quiun uud two daughters, recently from Condon, who
came as steerage passengers in tho Java, had left their
railway tickets In London, and, hclng without money,
woultl have been In distress if iho Cunard agents had
not taken proper care of them. A hoarding house was
provided and tho family was assured of boing promptly
forwarded to their proper declination.
During tho day tho steamship Anchorln arrived from
Glasgow with 87 steerage; tho Cornwall, Irom Bristol,
with "J7 sleorage, and tho Wielund, from Hamburg,
with 305 sloernge; total 419 steerage passengers.
all of whom wore landed aT Castle Garden. Sumo
of the passengers hy the Java wandered front Jersey
City and wore found and eared for by the Commissioners
of Kmlgratton.
At eleven A. M. a meeting of the North Atlantic
Steamship Traffic Conference was hold at Na 29 liruailway,
to consider tho action to bo tuken hy the steamship
agents. Mr. Krancklyn, of tho Cunard lino, was
present. In answor to questions as to his reasons for
lunding passengers at Jersey City Instead of Castle
Garden he said that at present lie did not desire lo
statu them. It was understood later in the day that
the Cunurd lino had made an arrangement with tho
l'ennsylvaula Railroad for forwarding steerage
passengers directly front the Canard wharf,
proposing thereby to glvo that roud tho monopoly
of the Cunard steerage traffic. During tho
conferonco tho counsel for the associated lines
was called upon for his opinion on fhc question, so far
us the points of the recent decision had become known.
He said that while the decision prevented Ihe Commisslonersof
Kmlgrailon Iroin collecting head money,
it did not in any manner abbreviate their power under
tho existing laws compelling vessels to laud emigrants
at Casllo Garden, and that any violation ol said laws, as
Instanced In tho case ol tho Cunard steamship Java during
Friday morning, would subject the steamship to a
lino of $;>(? for each passenger so landed. Alter some
debate, the conference appointed a committee, eonFisting
of Messrs. It. J. Corlls (White Star I.lno),
Gustavo Schw ab (N'orth German Uoyns) and Mr. Coverly
(inofaor 1.1 no), to wait upon the Commissioners of
Kinigratlon. The commitlee was received at Casllo
Garden by Commissioner Gcorgo Slarr. Tho cornmittemen
stated that tho steamship companies would
co-operate with the Commissioners in the maintenance
of the Castle Garden emigrant lauding depot and in
ilio protection ol tho immigrants. In regard to prelecting
tho imtnigrauts Mr. Gustavo Schwab said that ho
believed it could 1)081 be done by Inndlng nt Castlo
Harden, as heretofore. Nevertheless, the steamship
companies were of the opinion that tho State should
appropriate a sum of money annually sufficient to
carry on tho Castle Harden depot.
Commissioner Starr said that while It was tho duty
of the Hoard of Commissioners to receive immigrants
he, as a taxpayer of the city nnd county of New York,
would object to being taxed ior tho support of the 7<X)
or soo sick and destitute immigrants now on Ward's
Island. However, he era* glu l to know that the steamship
companies were interested in the case of the immigrants
mid that (hey recognised tho benefits of the
Castle Harden landing depot.
of Kmigratlon will be held to-day at eleven A. M. to
hear iho report of Mr. John K. Hcvcliu,
counsel tor tho Commissioners, wtio returned Imtn
Albany yesterday. It is rejiorted that he Blntcd
the situation of alburn to Governor Tildcn and sevoraf
prominent mom hers ol tho Legislature, and returned
to New York wlth-tlie assurance that the flute Leglalutii'o
will take Immediate action to sustain the Castle
Harden l.nndiug depot by appropriations, whether
report of tiio number o; inmates In the .State Kmigrant
Keluge mul lluapit.il, Ward's Islaud:?
ltepartments. iln. Women. Children. Totals.
Hospital 295 103 OIJ 377
Asylum 8H 70 2 15i
Reuge, male.... 140 ? 24 104
ltclnge, lomale... ? 37 ? 37
Nursery ? 10 68 87
Totals 628 229 163 820
^TjiUe In lliu day a IIkhai.d reporter met two colored
men at the Pennsylvania Railway depot. Thctr story,
told below, Is toil I lie prelude to thousands ol similar
tales that will lollow the abandonment of tho Castle
t.urden system. Maid the first:?"My name Is Heury
Ueorge Turner. I arrived here yesterday on the throe
nutated sehoonor Maggie J. I.awrenee, Irom Cardenas,
Cutis. 1 was a sailor onboard, so was this in in, my
triend, John Murray. Wo shipped at Philadelphia, and
when wo got hack* hero yesterday wo wanted to get
back to Philadelphia as soon as we could. Wo
hud never been in New York holore. We hlrod
a mail with a handcart, -In lirooklyn, to
take our luggage to the Pntladclphla deiiou He kept
us walking allvr hint through the streets for several
hours, nr.d at Inst brought us to the river shore near
the big sugar houses at tiraud street, Williamsburg,
lie charged us $1 a piece lor his work. Thcu he said
we tnusi lake a small bout to orosa :hc river, and took
us to n man who had ono. He charged us $1 so n piece
to cross, and would not let us get into the boat until
wo bad paid linn. When we got to the Now York stdo
he look us to another hand cart tnun near
tho oyster bonis at Uroomo Street, who said
ho would lake our luggage to the express
tram lor Philadelphia ior fitly cents euoliwe
paid lilm, but he only took us about 100 feet and
litem lie lelt us. Then 1 saw a policeman. Yes, sir,
1 knew he was a policeman by Ins bullous and baton
and cap. the same as in Philadelphia. He called a man
wnri a wiiguii, ?nu unr lugcngc iiuti uiungiu us mi
tl?<? depot bora (pier 1, North Hiver). Tlio wagon
driver charged u* fl &> iptrre; hill wo worn told not
to jukv It. The ngont here told its. He then agreed to
take fi. We paid that; then he wanted us to givo hltn
two drink* and a cigar. We gavo tnam. then he
wanted u< to change our five dollar bills lor slnglo dolla
re. .Ittat then the railroad agent came up nud told
him to leave or he would black both of his ayea, and be
mo. ei-oubjaoas ci ntkxsial poetbait.
A portrait has recently been finished by I>on
Itsn-on de Klnrringa, which ranks among the best
pieces of |>oriraiture ever dona in this rity. The artist
whs fortunate In having for his model a lady well
known in Now York society, the wile of a gentleman
whnee name has become tainoua through association
with deeds of charity in England and the United
Mates. The lady la a blonde, of delicate compie*
ion and linn figure. She is poeed gracefully,
just msido an open doorway. clad
tu evening dress of blue satin, trimmed with white
lire and sprays of rosea. The picture is charming in
color Irotu its truth to nature, the arrangement of
the accessories gtv.ug scope lor an artistic, combination
of color* and lorms wutch makes the work moro
of a composition than a portrait without pn rising surroundings.
The arii*l has shown his skill in tin* und
in rendering the textures in the delicate tones of the
flesh, l lie right arm and hand being an exquisite piece of
work The dregs, especially in the half tones and wncro
the reflected liehts .ire held between I lie lolds. as Is
eccn in o<> other material n* in satin. Th* lightly
touched lace, especially on the edge of the dress
where II louchrs the rough Persian carpel on wliicli
she stands, and the erimson damask curtains which
relieve lite figure, all allow the touch ol a practised
hand. Mr. Klorrlaga l? n Spaniard by hirili. having
been In New Vork hut a lew month;-, lie 'tan I* high
if an artist in liia own country, w n* a classmate of
Zamacola. Forluny, Kseossurn, i'raiiilla. Ac. i nnmdrnt
who gained the llrand I'ftx de Home irom the Spanish
Academy al Madrid, and who from political causes
Intends'making his home in America, 'the picture,
though painted here and Ihe property of an a men-,
nan reiiiienian, seems likely to be placed In
the Spanish department al the Centennial In
ennswqucnee of Ihe artist's Spanish nalinnality. The
puiiitiDii, II H can lie admitted tn ihe American departinent,
will he ?oet I" No. S2A llrxadway today, if to
the Spanish deportment. II will rem iIII in this city lor
tiho'it two week . The piriure Is at liferent iu the
lUilm nl ihe ariiei, who o> copies uuc of the roonia of
Ihu Toloaa hpauini. I.tilery, No. 6 Aitor r'ace, lor thai
opinions op conyict labob and the
oiteehhion by capital? mass meeting at
rnnpir i\*stitt:tk.
The workingnicn of Now York assembled in large
force at tho Cooper Institute last evening to give expression
to tbeir views on tho present aspect ot the
labor question and vindicate tboir right to ro operate
according to their own notions In tholr own defense
against what they consider tho attacks of capitalists.
Ilefore tho business of the meeting commenced the
following circular was distributed" throughout the
By act of 1870, I,aw* of 1870, page 30, chapter 10,
it is declared tliul tho orderly and peaceable assembling
or co-operntlon of persons employed in any profession,
trade or handicraft lor the purpose of securing an advance
In the rate of wages or compensation, or far tho
maintenance of such rnto, shall not be deemed restricted
or prohibited by the provisions ot 2 K. 8. 092,
section 8, 8ub. 0, which forbids conspiracies against
Mr Murphy, of the Crispins, called tho meeting to
order and Mr. Michael U. Walsh was elected chairman.
Mr. Denny was then elected Secretary and read tho
] following resolutions, which were adopted:?
TilF. KKSni.rTlOKS.
Whereas employing ei?pll?ll?T? in tho several trn<le?.
taking advantage of tie- geueral stagnation of hush
ucnh prevailing throughout tin* c mutry, consider it
a favorable time t?? avail themselves ol every op.
portuuity by which they can Advance thoir peounlnry
Interests. Irrespective ??f iho mean* they employ;
mid whereas, is furtherance of their object, they have not
only attacked our trades unions, with a view to their disbaudmcnt,
but also Approached 'he Legislature of this State,
a* evinced hv tho Introduction of measures inimical to the
well being of the worklnguiett of this city and county ? vix.,
the fiilior Convict hill, shoving most conclusively their
onxioiiH do aire to forward their nefarious "cheme, *s nlae
coin polling thehr employ ** to assume a position of antagonism
hv their unscrupulous action. Therefor he It
Resolved. That we. the workingnicrt of New York citv, in
muss meeting assembled, do hereby most sincerely approve
and Indorse trie action of Ilia I xcollenrv Coventor 1 litisn
in not only .efolng the hHlx>r Convict hill, hut also in using
Ilia official endeavor* to break all corrupt bodies ami prevent
the estahlb'iioent ?d any iaw that may he calculated to
originate the same. And he it
Revolved. That *.vc rocngiilxo lu tho tunny illegal arrests
which hu\u taken pi ice among the Crispins and tailor* the
same hostile Intentions not only to persecute hut also to dogrudo
American labor, and we came rlv protest against tho
action o! the I'ollce CommUbioncrs in the arbitrary manner
of their arrests, as well as the partiality exhibited by their
subordinates in the linnecossarily harsh treat merit which
those men received while in iheir custody. And he it
Hesolved, That a delegation he chosen from this assemblage
to visit Ilia Excellency tho (inventor, and also ilis
Honor th* Mayor, with the object of respectfnltjr bringing
to their notice the arbitrary manner in which honest and
respectable working men arc deprived of their personal liberty
without any warrant law. And bo it
ifesolved. That we regard all encroachment* on the rights
of labor (more especially the reduction of wag en) as an attempt
to destroy the status of the American laborer and reduce
him to the level of the disfranchised masses of inunarchlal
Resolved, That wo. the worklngmcn of New York, in mass
meeting convened, do hereby pledge ourselves to stand hv
our trades unions, regarding a? we do all opposition and
persecution hi tho light of nil Incentive to command us to
adhere more tenaciously to them, and every act performed,
whether in our interests or detdinontal thereto, shall be
taken e gnir.anro qf bv us and he uuly recorded to the credit
or discredit of tho authors.
Mr. Murphy *nid tho workingmcn had been fitiflcring
to n degree altogether unknown to tho general putillc
for some time. Their condition mado it itnperativo on
them to *tato tho causes of tho present trouble. Tho
strike ot the Crispins, ho said, was not chargeable to
tuu workmen, but to Uio employers. The dttllcnIIIob of |
the Crispins with llnnnnn A: Koddish were gono into ut |
porno length by the speaker. This lirin, he said, had !
signed not long before the strike, which commenced '
on hohalf of the Crispins some ten weeks ago, documents
approving fully of the principles of tho Crispins'
Society. About that time certain machinory was imported
from another city and non-society men were
j brought on to work it, although Mr. Ilannan's own
! men understood tho machinery themselves,
j Then tho strange men wero solicited to Join tho
society, and they said they would if Mr. Hannan
i consented. He was consulted and refused, saying ho
was now free from society dictation and would so
j remain. But it is the determination of the society as
j well to lot no shop dictate to it. (Applause). The
workmen will show in the courts that the members of
! that firm, afld not the labor organizations, were tho
' real conspirators onanist iho commerce of New York.
! In conclusion tho speaker urged the consolidation of
! all tho trades organizations in tho city, so that when
one is struck ali can reply.
Mr. Fortune, nl the Tailors' 1'nton, was then intro|
ducod anil said:?Tho first question which presses on
! our attention is, "Arc the present relations between
capital and labor just ?" To this we reply, tbat tho
! Increasing periodical convulsions between the two parties
answer, "No." The rapid multiplication of
i wiellh In tho , hands of tho employing- class,
with a correspo'nding doorouao of social comfort
; among tho employed class, emphatically answer "no."
I political economy nag neon *w>r iea 10 mo service or |
capital, and thetr Ingenious theories, in nearly nil
cases, converge to one point?"That the amount of
compensation ilio laborer is entitle I to receive shall bo
' that which is snlDclont to sustain lite." Can this doei
trine bo true? All humanity answers No;" tor
| while they apply tills doctrine to us the capitalist has
! no limit' set to his compensation, except,
I Indeed, the odviaory council doctrine called
supply uDd demand. Nothing but the limit
, of his own capital restrains his avarice.
In conclusion lie saidWorklngmen, let us keep In
faithful remembrance till our time comes the names of
j those iti authority whe have aided your cuemles during
ibis struggle, the men who have prostituted Justice liy
the inearcorutioii of workmen without cause. I.rt
this grand mass gathering he but the prelude
to other und more olleetlve step* toward the maintenance
of the small remnant of rtgbts still loft us.
Mr. Hugh Dalton, of the typos, was tho next
1 speaker. lie saidFormerly tho men of the unions
lind to strike; now tho quarrel was on the other side
; ol the house, lie praised tho action of Governor
i Tildeu In regard to the Convict l?abur| bill and strongly
donouoced the Idea of teaching thieves tho trades that
honest men sjiend years tn learning, lie said tho
Legislature had lietter proceed to tho end of the lino
and establish law schools In the prixonsso that the law
breakers might be instructed how to conduct their own
defence in succeeding trials lor luturo crimes. What
right, he asked, hod a printing corporation to mako
illegal starvation contracts for criminal and pauper
labor whilo so many hundreds of honest workingmcn
were Idle, walking Iho streets, unohlo to llnd breud
lor their families? Yet such h contract, ho
| said, was in negotiation. The speaker next dwelt >
upon the illegal arrest of sinking workmen. So long
! as workingmen behaved themselves lory should bo !
permitted to walk the streets unmolested He thought
workinguicn, like other people, had the right to meet,
i consult, combine lor their own interests. It was a
, shume to think that such them could ho
while capitalists met and combined to douhlo
I the price ol coal in half nu hour or cut down tho
workingmen's wages. Must the son of toil be trampled
that the sou of mammon may be elcvaied? No! Lot
tho law he eipisl to all. and ilien no Cooper lnstltuto
1 meetings need he held toadjusl the differences between
labor und capital.
Mr. Mohrsledt, President of the Tailors' Society, said
there was a tlmo when thu Workmgincq's Union of i
New York ?u a |>ower iu trade and politico, and It
would again be shown that they can and dare maintain
their Jual rights.
Mr Nelson \V. Young said:?With regard to the Con- ,
piracy law. I say the Legislature was compelled to rei
peal the old law." The one they arc n?w striving to
cnlorce it a fraud. At no season of ?lho year could tho
employers hare done more harm to themselves than
they have now. When Mr. Fish introduced the Con- !
viet Labor hill into the Assembly, it wne with a view
I to the benellt of a certain fow. lint had it becomo a
law the employers themselves would souu liate found it
ruinous to them. This Convict Labor hill was one of
the most pernicious ever drallcd. Contractors nre
gelling work done in the prisons at a rate less than it
costs to feed tho prisoners. No business man call
eompetc against prison labor. If 1 m legislators
have done wrong tho X'tTMive "I tho
State of New York lias bonny stood forth
and vetoed the obnoxious bill, and has thus Bald that
1 the honest workingntan shah not !> ? driven from the
' lieItl by convict labor. Mr. Young concluded by calling
npoii all workitigmea to cu to it that II the l<cgls1
luinrc attempted to pass the Convict l.nhor hill over
the Governor's veto they should next fall by their votes
take rare and contrail out of office evorv legislator that
| by his rote now should legalize the hiring nut of conI
Robert Bllseert, of the Tailon' f*ocloty, followed
Mr Young, lie dwell upon the ad vantages of unions,
how they take care ol their poor, how they bury ibeir
dead uii'l lend a helping hand 10 the widow and orphan.
| He challenged polltirs to produce at Washington or
. New York equally honorable or honest principles. lie
said no worktnc men could he Independent outside ol
j t he unmns .-Unite* he was opposod to as a means of
enforcing the demands of the men,' but noi us a menus
! of repeliMtg the unjust advances ol fhr employers He
believed 11 arbitration whoacvur possible. Workmcu
who desire roform -hould begin with themselves Tho
tailors now try the city to see where thof And tho
, cheapest Shoes, the shoemaker goes wherg lie Can
1 get the cheapest printing done and the priuter
goes to Chbihatn street to get his clothes, and
1 yet all prrteiul to be true trade unionists, and want
good pr cos for their labor while piirom/iftg the elicip
est places. The true relict lor the workingmati was in !
; ro-operailon, and ti was a lamentable (get thai the
: mi>u most interested dirt not put into eflerl
thw means of rebel or support their lei- i
lows who iried to do so. The speaker snld he
1 had heard Governor Tllrtan thanked tor doing
merely Ilia duty; and now they were asked to see Hilly
\Yirkh?in, t" *ol him, ?.? Major ol New York, to do his
duty. He (the s|>o?ker) would noi he one at a com|
mittrc 10 see any official to urge him to do It'd wholo 1
duty. He would not ask as a workingman w ha: .a Ins
right as a cities a .
A luet requiring mention in connection with iho
meeting of list right is thai the audienro trad more
attentive and sal morn patiotitly through the whom ot
the proceeding* thau has over been kno|?u to
lie 1 l.e < ?s,. m any previous meeting' held
! at Cooper I nion K.very * paster wa* I -ti ded 10
Without a mnrtner being ra'?ed ni<*ih?t him, (Alt on
I he contrary the spirt,mis - w |ih wlileli the m Jofltf ill t ho
oi .'iurs .viti- greeted was at times perfectly deafening.
The hhmWr oi >ne n mite nee was > onsianllv inerens- !
HiP, until liy halt-pant time o'rtork lite It.tll wits Jlrted.
In faet the hull si the rle?* of the treating wm luora
Clowned than at tho conimcncchwuit.
MARCH 25, 1876.?WITH I
Was Rose Young's Body Kept To Be Sold or
Was It Simply Neglected?
Tbe glory of the tragic death of Rose Young, the unfortunate
wlfo and tnothor whose body lay for nearly
twcoty-Iour hours tied to pier 16 Kust ltivcr, while the
oevoted husband kept watch and ward over It late Into
the night, and only abandoned his vigil to Join at No.
12 Kurman street, Brooklyn, lita unprotected children,
has been fully related In the IIkkai.d of the past lew
days. Tho responsibility, however, was not clearly
locatod and, with a view of definitely fixing It, tho
writer was ordered to sift tbe mattor. His investigations
given below show that while the ros|onsibillty
is divided between three departments of the city government
the Polloo Department Is primarily responsible.
It becomes a pertloont question in this connection
to ask whether there is such a fearless body In
this county as a Grand Jury which will ngsiimo
the power, givon thoin by law, to summon before It all
persons supposed lo know anything of the case, and
Indict tho offenders, whether they be the Commissioners
of Charities and Correction, the Superintendent
of the Outdoor Poor, Mr. Kellock (who admits he was
.I r_?IM thn ..nlion Aft!,*!*.lu ,,r nn., n. nwirn nf tl.n
Coroners, who caro lliilo lor thu rcllncd sensibilities of
the friends of tho unfortunate dead, and ere In the
habit of brutally designating every corpso upon which
they hold an Inquest as
x "STIFF" OR a "n.OATKii.11
As an aid to such a Jury, and to the Mayor as the
responsible head of all tho departments, tho llKiuti.D
rniHirtors have carefully prepared a synopsis of the
record in tho archives of the three depart incuts named.
The first record In this most remarkable case was received
by Koundsmnn and Acting Sergeant Smith, of.N'cw
street police station, who states that at a quarter past
two P. M., an officer of tho Harbor police presented tho
following despatch, which was sont to tho Fifth precinct
within (lfieon minutes, with a request that it be
forwarded to the police boat Seneca:?
We have drowucd woman at pier 15, Mast River.
Roundsman CURTAIN.
This despatch was c.ounterslgtiod by Sergeant Smith.
The next oillcial knowledge smith had of the case was
at forty minutes past four, wbeu ho was requested to
send tho following
4:4t>.?To Central Otlice :?Notify Coroner. Wo have dead
body in water at pier 15, K. R. J AMES IKVlNti,
Captain Twenty-fourth precinct.
The abovo notification reached tho Coroners' Ofllce
at tllly-lour minutes post lour, alter Coroner EickhofT
and his associates had gone. Mr. John Toul at once
telegraphed the Commissioners of Charities and Correction
the following order'?
No. 60 Tiiisn Aranuk.
Morgue. For Coroner. .1. S. TO W,
It will bo Boon that tho blank is loft in the despatch
to bo filled Willi the words "man," "woman," or
It is r.laiinoil that the Charity Commission requiro
this description ; hut them is uo justification lor such
a "red tnpo" domand, us will bo Been boreal lor. Tho
next record is in tho form of an inquiry from the
Central Ollice operator to tho First precinct, more than
an hour niter tills operator hud born ordered to notify
the dead wagon!
6:10 P. M.
Is it man or woman at pier 15 East Hirer f l:<IX, Jr.
Answer?Woman. \V. J. L.
It seems iroin the records that a delay of one hour
aud ibrco minutes occurrod between the receipt of .Mr.
Teal's despatch and this answer. The operutor reports
tliat he then called the operator of tho Churtty Commission,
and found that be had left the ollice," eorncr
o< Eleventh street aud Third avenue, consequently the
order io remove the body was not sent until lortysoven
minutes past eight on Wednesday ntorttintt.
Another record on tho Police Central Ollice blotter
shows that an order for a dead wugon to he sent to the
sixteenth precinct was received by the operator of the
Charily Com mission as late as eight minutes past six
il ho had not promptly telegraphed to the First
precinct lor tbo sex of Itio corpse, could h ive had an
answer at a quarter pust live 1*. M., uud notified tbo
operator in Klofenill street withiu throo minutes to
scud a dead wagon to the pier. The body could havo
been removed within two hours to the Morgue.
The order for the removal of the body, according to
tlio statement of Chief Clerit lleddun, of the Charities
Commission, reached the oillce, in kitaveuth street, at
a quarter to fliiio A. M., Wednesday, it roachod the
hands of Daiiiol Russell, driver of the dead cart (lie
roporis) at haii-jiast ten. Ho lcit tbo office, in
Eleventh street, near Third avenue, at a quarter to I
eleven, and Dually romovod the remains at about
twenty minutes to twelve o'clock, Wednesday ?
twenty-three hours and lorty minutes after the body
bad bceu lied to a pile by Roundsman Curtain !
The reporter first visited yesterday the oinco of the
Commissioners of Charities and Correction, and as
usual louno none of tlicm present. One of the poiilo '
clerks permitted Inm to interview the driver of the |
dead wagon, who staled that ho rocoived the Coroner's
order to remove the remains of Mrs. Young to the
.Morgue at half-pant ten A. M., Wednesday, and arrived
at pier 13, Fast River, about a quarter to eleven,
where he found a roundsman (supposed to ho Curtain)
iu charge of the body, which was still in the water.
The husband was thore with a vehicle to
removo n. The driver turthor stated that tho
roundsman roiused to let linn havo tho
body on tho Coronor's order, and delayed him
about twenty minutes, alleging that he could not give
up the body" until a Coroner arrived. Russell then
showed htm Mr. 'foal's despatch, and explained that it
was sulUcicnt authority. The roundsman took tho
order and put it in his pocket, saying he would keep It.
Russell then explained to the stupid fellow that this
order niu6t ho turned over to Air. White, of tho
Morgue, with the body. Tbo officer returned him tno
order witli tho rotnark, "Take it and tho body, too."
Russell at once drove to tbo Morgue, followed by Mr.
Youug, and waited at the Morgue twenty-live minutes
for the latter to coiuo up. As he did not arrive the
driver asked Mr. While to take special care ol iho rotn.mis,
as the husband was on his way to claim them.
At this point the reporter, who had not lorgottcn
that it has olteii been charged (and thai tho legislative
committees have endeavored to show) that thero is at
the Alorgue a irallic in dead bodies to be supplied to
tho studeiils of the Medical College, cross-examined
tho driver in the presence of the clerk, and learned
Irnm him flint unn u-.irron CAllonLii all In. .I.m.l Innn.l
wltbiu ilio limits of tho city. Sometimes it removes
us many us seventeen boiltos per day, winle other
(lavs he has not a single cull. Mr.
Kusscll admitted llinl there Is no juslillcation tor tho
order of the Commissioners ot Charities that a euro
tier's ordc/ shall define the nature ol tho corpse. Tho
dead wagon is always provided with cotllns ot six leet,
six feet six inches," four leet, two feet six inches and
two feet itt length, respectively, that when they receive
au order there may bo no occasion lor delay in
telegraphing lor Information, as explained above.
Superintendent Kellock, ol the Outdoor Poor, cx- I
plained that part of tho blame lor tho delay on I
Wednesday rnnv rest upon hltn. It seeing that he I* i
supplied with but one dead wagou by the commission.
The order lor the removal of the body was not given to
Knssell until alter the sick wagon had departed. Had I
he known that the body had been so long in ilio water
It would tiavo been removed to the Morgue at once,
lie explains thai the former practice ol the police was
to send a notification to tbolr odloc by-special me-Hcugcr,
or through the Seventeenth precinct, of all cases
ol this kiud occurring after the head ofhcc had clos.d.
llaU tilts boon dune in the present case tho body could
have been removed promptly. Thl* exhausts the in- :
formation obtained from the representatives ol tbo
Couimlfalone.il ot Charities and Correction.
The announcement wan made in nearly all the
papers ol yesterday that Colonel Krhardt, of the Polico
Com iu if a ton, had begun an Investigation of tho part
pl.iyou by the police oftlcers in this in amy. The reporter
called upon bun in the aitcrnoun, and, explaining
Ills business, learned that Colonel Krhardt had not
given tho matter any attention, except to reply to a
proinuii-nt gtnilcmuit relative of ihc dead, who, about
twenty-four hours alter the body had been tied to the
pier, asked hi in to send a coroner, that lie
could not give orders lo a Coroner of the city and
county. \t hen Commissioner Vouchees and President
Smith came in, and Ihc imporinnee ol the ease was explained
to ilieso gentlemen, ttfWMlMlMt W|M|
was summoned nut the matter entirely canvhsaC
I. Mr. Walling explained very circumstantially
the action ol ail the police olllclals and
convinced the commission that Cnpiun Irving, ol tho
police boot Ser.eca. was iu no way responsible. Tho
111tlo boos hi which Ins movements on that day were
recorded was referred to, and it proved that between
one and six o'oloek P. M. on Wcdnesuay lie was cruising
in the May In command of tho vessel and could not
know anything ol ihorasc. It therefor* appears that
the despatch pn r port ill g lo uolify the Coroner and
signed by "James Irving, Captain Twenty-fourth precinci,"
given nbove, was unauthorised. Commissioner
Krhardt, Ins associates and tho Superinienuenl
agreed that Captain li ving's "little book" cleared liitu
from charges; but when Mr. Walling explained that
the law compelled any one having knowledge or a (lead
body to report it to the Coroner, tho Superintendent
was instructed lo prefer charges against sergeant
Smith. I.atcr in the day Acting Captain Blair, in
charge of the Klrst precinci, w?* summoned lo Police
Ileaduimricrs bv telegraph to state what bo kcows of
the cu-'e
When the rr|Hirtrr visited th* Coroner*' Office there
were present Clerk Fail Coroners Woilinao and Kickholl
mid uno deputy. Mr. Woltinan leu suddenly.
Clerk Tool, hi anawcr to questions, adniilled that tho
husband in the dead woman was used as a juryman in
the case of Charles Maricmann, aged Bve years, of No.
241 Kast Third street, who was horned to death, and
thai Ktchnrd Croker was tho Coroner. The ease was
reported on tho 22d, end Ihu impiosl was held as
Yoiin* stated In the Interview with a reporter o( tlie
IIrhai.ii, putitislied yesterday. Mr. Toal, however, dcClares
ttiat Coroner Croker did not know Youug until
alter the com lusioit <d tho ln'|UOst on the child, wlieu he
made tnmseir known. The straagMt part of the case la
hat up to three o'clock yesterday alltruoon Corouer
1 Richard Crokcr had not mad* a return to the otttce of
tbe inque?t in which it U allotted Young wan forced to
purlictpat#. A little leas strange la the fact adtnilted
by Coroner Eickhotf that when the writer, between one
aud two P. M. Wednesday, reported the outrage to
Clerk Toat. ho (Coroner Ktckhof), although It was one
of Coroner Croker's caaca, sent a mcsaenger to Young
permitting the removal of the body.
Those arc facto that are capable of proof. Where the
responsibility rests tlie reader can easily Judge.
Enough has been elicited to show that three departments
ol the city government ore vory gravely Involved.
und that this is 0110 ol the most villanous outrages
that has occurred lor years.
To this Editor or tub Hskai.u:?
The damaging and erroucous atatomentg published
In New York and Brooklyn papers regarding the above
cose, for some mysterious cause (not the fault of the
reporters, because their Information came from the
police), demand that 1 should state a few facts. Captain
Thomas A. Hamlin, who was no doubt destroyed
In the vicinity of New York and Brooklyn for lus
money, has uot been heard of for several months, and
wncn an article appeared In a Brooklyn paper that a
1 body, long remaining in the water, was found, I)r. D.
| E. Smith, of No. 131 Fort Ureeuo place, at once
j went to tho Morgue and was so impressed Irorn the
' size ol the body, the shape of tho head ana other appearances
that it must bo the remains of Captain
Hamlin, that ho sent word to tho Coroner not to bury
1 the body, and that he would telegraph to relatives of
II ? I... A a I IV........ < ? _ !...* ..I . .
His despatch was received during my absence in Massachusetts.
My lather being old, and my sister, the
Captain's wife, wild and uervous at the news, were not
lit io go to Brooklyn. Mjf father deemed it necessary
to notify the insurance agent. John l?. North, whom i.o
requested to attend to tho mailer.. Mr North arrived
in Brooklyn tho next morning, and, with Dr. Smith,
made their investigation at the Morgue and reported
to Coroner Simms. That altornoon, at four o'clock, during
a tremendous rain, Chiol Charles W. Allen, of New
Haven, received a despatch trout Chief Patrick Campbell,
of Brooklyn, asking for Captain Hamlin's "full
description," kind aud color of his clothing, underclothing
and stockings, whether his shirt opened in
trout or behind, kind and color of his shirts, teeth
good or bad, and any Information Mrs. Hamlin rnuld
give, aud to answer lully und immediately by telegraph.
In ansuror Chief Alleu replied, as soon as
friends could bo scon, "Friends will be down In tho
morning to identify." Another despatch Irom Chlof
Campbell wns received at about the same time asking,
"Wore tho feci or hands of Captain H.inilln deformed?
If so, answer Immediately." To which reply was
given, "Friends of Cuptuln Hamlin started lorUrooklyn.
Will be there in tho morning." Tho public generally
will understand (hat considerable of an answer
was Involved to Chief Campbell's despatches, and tho
friends did not suspect that It was Important to tho
Brooklyn police to hurry undor ground the remains of
a possibly murdered man, whom iriends of a missing
man were seeking to Identity, especially with a Morguo
in Brooklyn aud Iriends coming down in the morning.
1 told tho police authorities here to telegraph that,
"Friends will be down In tho morning to identify."
But this, it appears, was not satisfactory to
Patrick Campbell, Superintendent of Police. Another
dospulch was recolvod asking " were the feet or ha^ds
dclormed; a positive answer is requested." To this
prompt reply was mudo by Chief of Police Allen, that
"Captain Hamlin's loet and hands are perfect with tho
exception of his loos, &c. W. J. Bradley will be down
In tho morning with full particulars." This ends tho
(anions evasive storv of tnlearanhina which Cainnhell I
complains about so much. I arrived at the Morgue
with Dr. Smith, of Brooklyn, and Mr. North, of this
city, and though our errand was known the Morgue
was closed. Wo found the Coroners' Office locked also,
und repaired to the i'olico Headquarters and found
Coroner Siuims and Superintendent Campbell We
were most uncourteously trcutou by them und kept
waiting till our patienco was exhausted, aud only
galued any attention by demauding it. Superintendent
Campbell llien turned upon us and charged evasive replies
to despatches. His behavior and conduct surprised
us nml were ut first difficult to understand,
though .subsequent developments threw light upon his
course, llut our errand was not to have a ooulro
vorsy with Superintend mt Campbell as to the superiority
of the police lorce of this or that city. We had
coma In tho discharge of a grave and solemn duty. |
1 applied to tho Coroner and we were at last permit- |
ted to see tho remains. The keeper scemeu unwilling '
to aid me in the cxuminatlou of the body. 1
I said, "1 want to see tho marks, clothing, boots, or |
anything that will assist identification. I am his j
brother. Let mc sco his toes," to which he replied, j
"The police made a damned botch of that. The detec- j
tiro ought to liavu kept that to hiuiselt and not let it
out" Ho turned to Mr. Norili and said, "1 knowed 1
that all the time yon was here." to which Mr. North i
replied, "You ought to aid ail you can in finding out
w no me inuruiTt ii inou is, ntiu iiui cover h up. 11'T
we left the Morgue I was not satisfied that 1 could not j
see the boot nor stocking, nor anything found upon |
the porson. We returned tn the Morgue and demanded
to set these cvidonces. Tho kociior of tlio Morgue i
stoutly denied that they were there, and said they 1
could not be seen, to which Mr. North replied that ,
they must bo thcro, for the Coroner promised that
they all should lie kept sacred and not allowed to go i
out of the building. Then tho keeper said ho cuuld
produce the boot and stocking. I told him I demanded
he should show mo all. Ho refused to show tho
things. Mr. North and myself left tho building, .feeling
determined to investigate fully, to ascertain i( that
was tho body of Captain Hamlin. It seemed strango
to ino that 1 (his brother) should be denied facilities
for ascertaining wholhor those remains were those
of my brother or not; and tho behavior of tho
officials seemed strange, to say the least,
being determined to Icrret tills matter to tho bottom,
1 returned to Now Haven and l'rolessor Hrewer, of tho
\ ale scicninic lycnooi, to wnom we mauo application, .
made a microscopical examination, comparing a lock
of hair taken Iroin the head of the deceased person in |
the Morgue with a lock of Captain Hamlin's hair ob- tamed
irinn Sirs. Hamlin. Professor Itrewer's exam- I
Illation showed lhai the two specimens were In color
and texture precisely alike. A paltry charge or Insin- |
uation Is that in a ilrooklyn pnpor, that tho specimens
submitted were from tho corpse, which Is unworthy of 1
notice. Determined to obtain further evidence and
lacilities lor identification being denied, Mr. North
. obtained from the Governor of the statu the following
Bixtk or Oowxiccricirr, )
KxBCUTirx Dki-aktnkrt, \
Nkw Uavk.v, March 1h. Itf70. {
Dear Sit?Mr. John fl. North, of this city. Is "no ?f inr
oldest and most respectable citizens, many years an agent
of sonic of our oldest Insurance companion, and any facility '
it may bo in your power to afford him in hit investigations j
respecting the disappearance of Thomas A. Hamlin, who
was also of this city, will be greatly appreciated, and oblige
yours, most respectfully, C. K. 1NOK11.SOLL.
With this certificate Mr. C'harlos Bradley, Mr. North
and myself again visited Now York, and upon its
presentation to Coroner Sims that official for the first
tunc gave orders 10 tho Morgue keeper to permit me to
make tlio lull examination desired. 1 then having
secured Dr. Charles K. Griswold, of No. 40S (told street,
Brooklyn, and Dr. D. K. smith, above mentioned,
while Mr. North, in behalf of the Insurance companies,
secured Drs. Joel W. Hyde, ol Brooklyn, examiner lor
the .Cilia Lilt Insurance Company, of Hartford, and T.
II. Collon, of Brooklyn, examiner lor the Connecticut
Mutual Lite Insurance Company, of Hartford, ihcso
physicians made a thorough examination of the remains,
all of whom certified that the purleta! bones of
the skuII were missing, while three of them described
the fracture of ihc skull. Dr. Griswold says "there
was a fracturu of the leu temporal bono by a blow; that
the two parietal bones were also missing." Dr. Smith
certified that "the two parietal bones were missing and
the left temporal bone ol the skull was broken, and tho
left leg missing lrotn the head or Km femur. it apparently
Having been turn Iron the socket. 1'ho appeara
nee of the Iractiired skull loit no doubt
tliut the mail had been brutally murdered." Dr. Col- j
ton rcrtiiied that "the squamous portion of tho left
temporal bone and both parietal bones were absent; ;
the entire )e!t log ?u absent, as well as the pelvic '
bono of the same side. There w as nothing in the ap- i
pourancc of the body to Indicate that theahsciit leg had 1
been amputated." Dr. Hyde certilied:?"Tho loll leg '
was entirely gone, together with the lelt 'llae bono,
and the lower portion of the abdomen on that side." j
And .vol coroner Sim* and the following jury?vix., !
T. X). Williams, Michael 1'arrcll, Jubn (his mark) Uro*
ban, Michael Gannon, Terence MoGtilre, and Dennis
McQueen, returned a verdict that tbo deceased person
"caino to his death by drowning. "
With tho use or the*facilttlos now afforded, and the j
; examination of the iocs, together with a measurement
j ol the height of the remains, we camo to tho conclusion
that tho remains wero not ihose of Captain Hamlin
; but that a foal murder had been committed there
rcms no doubt. Wtl.MA)! J. BRADLEY.
Nkw Uvvbx, Conn., March 24, 1870.
Being agent ol companies representing nearly
$100,000,000. and lmviug aido<l in the settlement of
losses for thirty years past for the same companies,
1 can truly remark that 1 never have met with such
mysterious Intericrence la the prosecution of my
official Invest Igutlons as in the case above spoken oil
At an insurance adjuster I tncl Coroner Sims, and
told hint that 1 had boon to the Morgue and found no
keeper there, but that unaided 1 hail rxuimued'the re- i
mains, ami was, impressed, (roin tho r appearance,
mants, Arc., that it was the body ol Captain Hamlin,
of New Haven. My examination had also convincod me
that the remains were those of a murdered man. 1 ?o
staled to the Coroner, speaking of the broken ekull
and the torn limb. He aalil i wae greatly mistaken;
the man was drowned. I returned and looked at tho
body again. There wae the broken skull and tho
leg lorn from tie socket, nut amputated,
and I was confirmed In my Impression. 1
aeked tho Coroner for a copy or the
Jury's roport, lie said ho would Rive ino n copy lor
$1* I was surprised at the charge, hut said 1 must
have II lo place with my proofs In my report to the
company. I returned tome hours later to get It, wheu
1 was informed that i could not have It, and was rc.
[ ferred to the police, i called at the Police Headquap ,
lera upon Huperlntendeni I'nlrtck Campbell, and bad 1 >
been a murderer 1 could not havo received more un- I
civil treatment than I did from tbm tamo Patrick
Campbell lie declared that there was no broken ekuII
or torn limb In the cane; that the man wtta drowned.
I then demanded an examination by any surgrou ho
might name. In the altcrnoon an examination wan
made by Or. Sheppard, City .Sargcou I think, who reported
the left leg gone at the hip joint and the pariotal
bones gone; also a peculiar deformity of the foot
corresponding to my statement. Aud yet the next
morning I was abused In the papers and
charged with giving special aid to tho mends of
Hamlin, who was insured for |7,&00, not $75,000,
as some o! the papers said. Not being satisfied regarding
the identity of the body In the Morgue, and
<l?niarf facilities for iltVMImtinn I nhulnml tha
leiier from the Governor of Couneoucut, above given,
and armed wilb this I obtained such facilities for iu- r
vestigation as 1 required, and becaran~satt*Aed tbat tha
remains wore not tnose of Captain Hamlin. When I
began m.v Investigations I requested thn Coroner and
jioiico to And all the evidence? tbey could to show thai
the body waa not that of Captain Hamlin. My despatch
Coroner Sims, Coroners' ofllco. No. 0 City flail, Brooklyn,
S. Y.
l'lea?e rake and scrape all the evidence you can to the*
us that tbo body Is u?t Cajifcin Ilauilin'e. Ac.
This will srt aside the theory of a Brooklyn papei
that 1 was uuduly anxious to got Insurance money fo?
others. 1 deem it alwayt a part ol my duty to help th?
assured as far as In my |K>uor to make up their proofs,
at the same lime protecting the companies that they
be not defrauded. Iu tins casts the friends of Captain
Hamlin exuressed an tamest desire to be sure before
deciding to claim Hip remains, anil in noway attempted
a fraud. JOHN G. NORTH.
Delegates from the great trotting associations ol
Clevcluud, Hit Halo, Rochester, (J Ilea, Pongbkeopsi*
and llarttord met ut Rochester to arrange the prcliuiluariea
tor the summer meetings of 1870. Springfielf
was not represented. It was derided to offer $2.">, (MX
In premiums at ouch of the seven meetings, making I
total of $175,000. The entries for the whole circuit
will close on the same day, July 18. The naino of the nsr
sociniion will bo the "Grand Central Trotting Circuit."
Thetlvo per cent (orloit rule, which originated with th?
Hartford Association, was adopted by Mo association.
A rule was also adopted providing that races not finished
ou account ol bad weather by Suturduy of the
week ol uny meeting shall be declared oil and the entrance
money returned. The limo ol Hie different
meetings will bo as follows:?Cleveland, (IJiio, July 21
to 28; Buffalo, N. Y., August 1 to 4; Rochester. Angust
8 to 11; I'tica, August 15 to 18; Pouglikeopsia,
August 22 to 25; llartlord, August 2'.? to September li
Springfield, September 5 to 8. The purses arc to bt
tinilorm at all theso meetings.
The match between tbo great racehorses, Fof.ter and
Springbok, lor $5,000, ball forfeit, to run a d ish of
(our miles, at Sacramento, on April 22, is off The law
ler will be shipped Kast. It Is reported tnal Foster
will not start in the race of two-mile hoats to como oil
over the Buy District Courso, San Francisco, to-day.
The entries ior this race were Foster, Hock Hocking,
Revenue, Jr., Chance and Golden Gate (ine learning.
ton-Nuphtha filly formerly owned by Colonel D. MediantoQ.
The I'rospocl Turk race tracx is no moro. it nas
b?.>n closed in consequence of one o( the new avenues
to Coucy Islan.l L>om^ cul directly through it.
In the eastern section of Baltimore, Md., is an old
roan mare, about nitron bauds high, black mane and
tail, named Fanny, belonging to Joseph Matthews,
j Fanny is Ihifty-three years old and was born und
bred in llarlord county. She has boon In tho pos*
1 session ot her present ownor about twouty-four year*,
j Nothing Is known ot her pedigroe, but she has all
j the nppoaruiico of being well bred. She is well proj
served and looks sleek, lal and hourly. Sho has
[ never hud a day's sickness lu her lile, except tho
! epixootic. which she got bravely over. She is driveu
I every day by her owner; her appotuo is unimpaired
{ und she will eat anything.
I An old black horse, owned by Mr. II. I*. Much-,
j more, of Keono, X. II., died in that town last week,
need lort.v-two years. Mr. Muehrnoro had owned
] him for iwenty-ouo years, having purchased htm
[ iroin Nelson Morso, who had him six, and he wad
j then liltoon years old. He was daily workod until
! within a year and a liatl ago, since which lime ha
has lived in honorable rotlrenient nnd regularly fed
on porridge, scalded incal, boiled vegetables, &c.
Such instances or longevity urc rare.
Tbc monthly rounion of the Long Island Shooting
Club took place yostorday afternoon at its grounds,
noar Jamaica. This occasion is alwuys interesting to
the many mombors, as it is termed ,4Cup Day," and,
aside from those that participate In tbc shooting fo>
tho pri/.o, there are generally largo numbers of speo- ,
tators present. The conditions of tho competition are
2ft yards rise, 80 yards boundary, 1 M ounces shot and
club rules to govern, (ho last winner being
penalized two yards. Tlioi'e were thirteen entries?Messrs.
Wynn, llanco, Walters, (llldorsleeve,
Taluot. liurrltl, Madison, llarlshorue,
Baylis, Wingate, Eddy, Kane and Iternseu, all
at the stipulated rise, as Mr. Thomas, who won tho
cup last month was not present, being in Kentucky on
business. Although the wcalher was charming lor the
sport, iho shooting was lar below the usual mark, but
one creditable score, strange to say, boing mado by tho
liarlv. It was agreed that each should shoot at livo
birds, instead of seven, as at former tunes?this reduced
number being selected owing to the small lot of
ptgoons on hand. The forHtnato man proved to bo Mr.
Wynn, who cut down ail Ins birds in good siiapo, anil
ho was awarded the honors of the occasion Eddy,
Talbot and Iturritt killed three; (iiidersiocve and
Hartshorno each two; Walters and Madison one, while
Ilaylis, Wingatc, Ilunce, Kane and ilnrtshorue missed
Following the abovo several sweepstakes were docided,
the first and second of which only were of Interest
Each was of three birds, $2 entrance, -5
yards rise, 80 yards boundary and club rules to govern.
Xino participated in the first Messrs. Ilatice and
Walters knocking over thotr pigeons and dividing the
stakes. In the second there wore also niuo entries.
IVynu took the lirst money, $13, and for the second,
tlioro was unite a spirited competition. After six
birds it fell to lilldersleeve, who killed five, whilo his
most formidable opponent, Talbot, cut down but
Tlio club lias caused tho back fonco of the grounds to
ho moved fur up tho bill, this botng the first step
toward building the rifle r.ingo of 200 yards, soon to bo
In operation. The club now employ otllcors to prevent
"pot hunters'' from visiting the adjoining grounds for .
the purpose of killing the escaped birds, and in this
there is wise action, as tho enforced absence of tnese , '
pests of all gentlemen pigeon shooters will do mnch to
make this place mora popular than ever.
The aquatic season has fully openedltt Princeton,
and both the University and Freshman crows are doiti|
good work upon the water. The former will be a much
lighter crew than lost year's, but all the men that ar?
training aro iu excellent trim, aud with one exception
are old oars. Captain Nicoll Is working with his customary
zeal, and will be sure to place on Saratoga Lake
as good a crew as could bo put together out of the maertal
ho has at hand. Mr. I'armley, of last year's
crew, is devoting his wholo time to tho Universities at
a coach, and, mounted upon a horse, each riily rides
along tho luwpulh opposite the bout. He Is au excellent
coach, Rnd Is smoothing out the laulta of the men
as last as possible. The Freshman crew Is hard at
work, exhibiting tho usual freshman enthusiasm and
ardor in pulling. They have been steadily and doggedly
at work in tho gymnasium all winter, and although
they splash around somewhat awkwardly In (he water
now they arei going to be a hard crew to beat next July.
There are eight at preseut In training, and they are a
plucky lookiug set. Only two have nulled 111 races
helorc, Mr Pousbroy, the captain, and Mr. Kocssle,
of tho Analostan Club, Washington. This crew Is la
be selected about the close of the term In April. Tho
prominent single scullers this season aro Messrs.
Parmley, J. Libby, J. laird and J. Woodbury. T'no
gymnasium Is almost entirely shunned by tho fellows,
most all of whom prefer tho outdoor exercise. All
over tho Campus are litilo groups irying the different
feats at jumping, throwing the cannon hall, hammer,
A*P. Anil in Iho fln!ila 111 A li Kit l.rill lunns nro nrnrllsina
?? , ..." - ?? I'.-vtwai,
The Kxcclsior Bost Club will be represented si the
Centennial Kogatta by an eight oar shell, the crew ol
which are already practising. They are training In
thw city and aroon the water every day. The names
of the crew are :?S. llurrell. W. Doxtcr, Jr.; M. K me,
II 8mtth, W. Morris, T. f. Ross, Jr.; K. T. Harrison,
II. Llverujore, and Miss B. Dexter, coxiwrln.
A despatch received yesterday by Messrs. W P, Clydt
h Co., managers of tlio Panama Trausit Steamship Company,
announces the arrival at Illo of their ploncei
steamer, the South Carolina, on her way to the PaclOe,
having made ttie remarkably short run of twenty ont
days, being Ova days less than the schedule ttmo ol
the Brazil mall.
Willlam'westfall, one of the men Injured by th?
nttro-glycorlno explosion si WashiugtonviUe, West.
Chester county, last Wednesday, after suffering In.
tensely, died on Thursday evening. Coroner Hughes
held nu iniuoHl on the rem uns yesterday. Deceased,
1 wno |g iho fourth victim o! the disaster, wig about
thirty years old an 1 leave* a family. The condition of
the foreman, David Huber, was slightly Improved laat
evening, but he (till remains in a critical slato.
About tun o'clock on Thursday night Frederick Ambreu,
a resident of Kccaucns, N. J., was attacked on
the I'ntorson plank mad by three men, two of whom
Yield him, while the third rilled hi* pockets, taking a
v alcb and twine uiouoy, and escaping in aaiutjr.

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