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WesterilMprTfifgrapli Company En
joined from Paying Iti Next Dividend.
A Cten That the Proposed Payment Is from the Capital
and Not the Profits of the Company.
Continuation of the Argument in the Anti
Rapid Transtt Suits.
gislative Lobbying for the
Bleecker Street Railroad.
Judge Donohue, of the Supreme Court, yesterday
granted a temporary Injunction against the Western
I'nion Telegraph Company, restraining the company
Jrotn paying a dividend declared to be payable on the
MUi ol next month. Mr. Levi A. Dow-Icy, a stock
holder o( the company, made the application through
bl? counsel, Mr. John M. Ouituo. At usual In such
ex parte apt>licaltons the papers were not read tn court
or the eoutents stated, but given privately to the
Judge, who, niter reading them, announces his action
In the premises and returns the in to the counsel. As
soon as the (act ol the granting ot the injunc
tion became known the Herald reporter
called at the office of the attorney whose name was
attachod to the papers on which the Injunction was
granted. It was there lound that although the attor
ney had returned to his ofllco from the court he had
quickly departed therelrom again, Baying ho was
going to tho country, and Itaving all In bis office pro
fessing ignorance as to what ho had done, why he did
It, or what further ho proposed to do in the matter.
The nest visit was maue to the office ol the Western
Union Telegraph Company. There the President or
the conipuuy, Mr. Ortou, was fouud. He was entirely
Ignorant of anything having been done in the mailer,
although, he said, tlieie hail beou u tumor ol such pro
po-eu acuou lor some time past, but it w as all lor tiie
purpose ol .-| oeulaltou. Of cue thing he was renam
ing company owed ooitiin*; there wore uo grounds
lor an injunction against it and when the
matter cemA tome before the Court on a motion to
dissolve su'jh an ex pane injunction It could not stand
a moment. He adUea that the papers in the case had
not yet been served on tbe company, and, further, that
aa the company's dividend is not pa\ablu until the
liiL of July mat there will be plenty ot time within
which to wipe out this temporary injunction. On in
terviewing Judge Donohue in regard to the matter the
latter took occasion in tbo outset to give it as his
?pinion that the code ought to be so amended as to
prohibit counsel in cases like this from taking the
Eiapers ont of court As 10 iho complaint upon which
be injunction was ssked lor be stated that the sub
Han re or it was an avormeul that the proposed divi
dend was to be paid out ol the capital ol the company
aud not out of its profits. A tabular statement was
submitted in supportol this allegation, but whether true
er otherwise of course ho couid not stato. and upon
this lie granted tho injunction. The grauting ot
the injunction, however, would not be uny fraud upon
the company's rights, as in tho Interval before the
dividend it woald have ample opportunity to move for
Its dissolution and controvert Ilie allegations set forth
In tho complaint. Tho injunction was made returnable
on the nth of next month, whon .bo case will coinc bo
tore the Court for argument and dual disposition.
Before Judge Sedgwick, in the Superior Court, ex- I
fudge Coin stock renewed hi* argument yesterday on j
kohalf of ttao Sixth Avenuo Railroad Company in Ita I
?uit agaiust the Gilbert Elevated Railroad Company. 1
He relerred to the decision in#. Do Untied Stales Su- !
preme Court in tbe llitighanuo, bridge case, claiming '
that the decision in this ca%vf rattled conclusively the j
fact that the defendants bavfc jo legal right to con- I
struct their road over the y?c< of the plaintiffs' road |
In tbe manner proposed, fie also cited tbo court to ?
various important decisions iy~4De federal and State
marts, showing ihst tl:/^raut to ran a railroad and
tolioet fare* was really a properly of a railroad corpora
Jon as much as Ita roiling stock. He strouuously in
listed that It could not be taken away from them with
?ui compensation under tbo constitution. In conttn.
latton, be said tliat bis learned opponent did not dis
pute tbe tact that these rights existed, but attempted
lo evade it by saying that they do not
touch the plaintiffs' property?not come wiibiu
several inches of it. Inasmuch us they did, the plain
tiff*, no tonieuded, were entitled not ouly t<> their
tracks hut to the road ouislde of their tracks for tbe
enjoyment of ttieir Iranclnscs. whereas thu defendants
propose to crowd the truck with iron pillars. In add),
lion to this the defendants propose to run noisy trains
ol curs overhead, atjd the plaiutifTi clam thai their
paaseugera should not stiller Iroiu this nuisance. Tbe
Iranchise granted to thcpluintilTs the privtlego of run
ning its road properly, and could n >t be taken front it
auhoui tioiupon->tiiou. Tbo State constitution guaran
teed tbat no one could be deprived ol property illegally;
they bad a right lo enjov their road Ireo iron; intru
sion; thi-lr rights were cor|M>real rights; Ihey were en
titled 10 the space above tbe track to tlio uxed slant if
oecessary lo the comfort of itieir passengers. The
whole matter resolved itself into thr. e questions, and
the Oral question waa, Is there uuy legislation of tho
Plato which in its terms and mleni justifies the entry
en the.r aveuue and building there such a road
is is proposed to Ve bui't l>y tbe deleiidants T Tho sec
ind question was. It tnero is any legislation containing
lucn terms and expresmon of such intent, Is It consti
tutional? The third question was. If there is any such
cgislation and if the s-ine is constitutional in lis gen
eral re pec Is, is it so in respect to private nclits and in
wlercticr to lb* grantees :n regard lo private property
ftten i? the federal and Stats ron?iuuti<>ns v The de
bnuanu, he insisted, rousl approve affirmatively all
those propositions. Having shown, as lieriaituod, that
Hirli prool had not been given and could aot oe, he
iliscuiu>i-d tne act of IS*'-' incorporating the Ulbert
Elevated Railroad Company, which aci, ue urged, did
sol sulhurixe the construction of the kind ol road
a Inch it was propound lo build. He contended, further,
'.hat under the Kapid Transit net ol l#Tu no authority
rxists for bmldiei; the tiiibert ro.id, as such act only
tllows the construction of tbe road upon consent of the
property UoJdera, wnirh had not beun obtained in this
tase and rould uot be obtained, l.ts argument, a good
tfeal ol which *as an elaboration ol the points raisi-d at
the ofienlng of bis argument on the previous day,
consumed the entire day. The various counsel tben
tubmuted iheir briefs to Judco Sedgwick, alter which
the Court adjourned. The ease has occupied the alien
tlou of the Court tor tbe eotire month, snd from the
miss ol pi pers lo be examined tbe presumption is tbat
l decision will hardly be rendered until alter tbe cioso
t>f the summer vacation.
In the suit brought by the Ninth Avenue Railroad
Company again*; me Greenwich Klevated Railroad
Omp.m'v. '>n trial before audgc Van Bwmw in the
Court of Common I'leas, several additional witnesses
were called y rater day il rebuttal, after which ex-Judge
tlraoll proceeded to -um up on behall of tne Klevaieil I
Hanrnaii Company. He contended that this action d<v;a i
aot commend ttsi ii lo the tavor or equitahia consider- ;
ktlon of i he Court. Tnern was no irrcpiirsble
iantase sbown?nothing that an action lor da in- !
ages w II uot redress?and for this reason the
? uit should be dismissed. In every rcspcot '
Uie suit waa t most hard and ungracioua
action. The delendaitis, with public spirited enter
prise, nave constructed a rapid transit road which has
aliowu the people of New York how that prime u.-oes
aity ul the city na be obtaineil Although situated on
on ? ?ido/>t ih" island, in an out of the way and uotrc
^uented corner, it ba- yet become so great a conven
ience lo people In ing up tJ>wti. even at a dietaMe Irotn
Ita route, ibat it Is carrying more itassengera at double
the tare than the pla nlift'* road. Il was ono of thoee
Ihtnas which the community cemauds, and the horse
rauroad companies may as * ell make up their minus
that the commuuiij anil have It. I lie companies, slid
not the liorses, *??>? tngbictird. This suit was a bare
faced atlempl I y a horse railroad company, un grounds
af itie most technical character, to defeat a great publiu
?nterpri-e To help them in this work ihey had called
lo their assistance that army ol retainers which such
tnrporations always have iu rrudmeas. Their object
was to break dowa sti enterprise ol great public
utility because tt may interiere with their business
and protlts?a contest between private cupidity on the
aae band, and the general good of tbo city and people
an the other He spoke some three hours and was
tallowed by Mr llanos on bebad of the Ninth Avenuo ?
Railroad Company. Tbe tatier attacked tbe vsr>ooa |
points raiaeu on tne other fide aim misted ihal there i
were abjndam legal grounds lor br.ngmg the preseal
tenon Hm argument was in substance such as has
already been given in the prior states of these rapid i
transit httfauons. An eflort will be made to finish tbe
argumeut to-day.
The exam uation into the a<fair* of the U eeeker
Street Kailroad company waa continued yesterday, be
fore the re'erce. Mr Isaac Da;, ton. Mr John T. Con
?ver. being examined by Mr. <> II. Bright, testihod
that, while president o; the company he expended his
awe money on behalf of the coinpaov, the company it j
I nueiited to him now, a portion ot wh-ch is lor sa wry
ttihdrawn; this salary he <1 ??! nut orsw Iwoauee others
? Bnuecicd with the company ?-? d"<l it more; he i
LbouM have vacated at suy time the premises occupied
nr fciBi tor storing materia s if the company needed j
K; in Albany be sought to liave adopted measures to |
r?,e.d the compat y - 1 ne. inclining an extension on ]
jfce East livsr; these impruTeutntt he always con
/|Mrad 9t great value to tbe company and would add |
to the revenue* at the road; to present any
bilia it ?u necessary to bare loirie one at
Albany to look out for them anil protect them, and the
presence of some one tbere to protect tbc company's
Interests was necessary ; tbe sum of $20,000, or a por
tion of It, covered services of tnat kind; he knows of
no us? having been ma le of It, except paying board,
services in drawing bills and expenses generally; be
knew ol no money paid oat by toe compauy to have
beea used in influencing a vote in tbe Legislature, nor
did be ever hear ol It, nor has he any reason to believe
that a dollar was so used; tbe person who represented
tbe company at Albany was D. D. CfeBover; no one
undertook to dictate to Mr. D. D. Conover what style of
living h? should sdopt In Albany; If be kept open bouso
be did it front his own tasie; he (witness) never at
tended any of his dinners or directed hint to give them;
be(D. D. Conover) always claimed he had never been
paid all he ought to have been paid; they substantially
pursued the same course In Washington in relat on to
the extra ccnt, and did not understand thai any money
so paid was to be used in influencing any member of
Congress; so tar as he ever heard the money was used
in tbe legitimate advocacy of tbut measure; he bad no
reason to suppose that at the time the receiver was
appointed the money of the company was short;
the receiver had promised t'j lake an inven
tory of tbe company's property with him,
but never did it; notwithstanding charges
a* to deficiency In the money of the company made by
the receiver uu the day of election bolli the witness
and Mr. ?harp were re electcd; he bougnt his Interest
in tin- road Irotn George I .aw, lor which he paid
! $'J3,~&4 and #20.000 to Mr. Kustis; the road ns used
now and partially equipped was so before the or
j ganization of the company, and when the company
j paid for it it did so In stunk and bonds; so far as he
knows the money an4 accounts passed over to the re
: oeiver were correct; the motive Iwr purchasing the
stage lines was to gel tbem olT tbe street, they com
petiug with the car lines, and he considered the
purchase a bargain; the abolition of the privileges of
the stage lines, anu not the actual property obtained,
tortiieu the most substantial |?rt ut the contract; ho
never sought so to inauagu the road as to promote tho
interests of any other road or person, and it was never
I run iu the interest of the Twenty thud street road;
after the company was organized he tried every way to
make sale of the bonds, canvassing Fourteenth street
pretty tnoroughly, but lound money matters so de
pressed that he could not succeed; in his judgment, if
the road cannot be leased to parties having the moans
to operate it, it must go to foreclosure,
j on cross-examination by Mr. duhivau tbe same wlt
I new* said that lor tbe last, lourteen years Fourteenth
I street has been regarded as a lerry street, bul various
plans to that cfleci havo lallen through; ho could not
say what is a lair value for the iileecker street prop
erty now; he considered the interests for wbich he
paid $113,000 to bo of that value; tbe property is worth
less to-day exciosivo of tho extension, but Willi the ex
tension is worth about ss much as it was originally;
his interest was about one-eighth; he paid tno $20,000
la greenbacks Instead or cheek to Kustis at tbe lattor's
request, and on the grnand that he wanted to use it;
he did not think Kustis was, ui tho time of the pay
ment ol the money, a member of the Legislature, nor
did he know If be was a member whan the charter of
the road was passed; atier tbe road van incorporated
he paid no money Into its treasury, unless for a low of
the bonds be may have purchased; he con
siders the company in his uebt about $8,000
or $8,000, and believes bo holds notes
for at least a portion of tbe amount; 1>. 1). Conover
claims he never got anything lor bis own services?
that all he got went lor expenses; ho supposes tbe lour
notes lor $6,000, each, made by the company in 1873 were
given to Uaniel D. Conovor; it was true that it was
necessary to have some oue at Albany to guard tho
company's interests and against adverse interests; he
could not toll on wnoin Mr. Daniel 1). Conover
practised his hospitality; there were two or tureo
ofl'eis made by parties to advance money to extricate
the road il Sharp and himself and several others would
retire as directors, but the parlies reiuseil to put up the
money; these parties were J. Hilton Sctibuor, Mr.
Curtis, of the Baltimore road; R. C. Martin, of Klver
da!r; Benjamin 11. Hutton iuid Mr. Bishop; ho had
nothing to do with an attempt to prevent the loosing
of the road to the Twenty -third street road.
On redirect examination by Mr. Bright ho said the
proposition ol these gentlemen was to loau tno com
pany (160,000 lor three years, recolving 4,600 shares
ot stock a* a gift and $300,000 of the bonds as col
lateral ; he and his associates required this loan to be
put up in three parties' hands, to be used to pay tbe
debts of the company; the other paruos refused to put
iho monoy up in that way. saying they would do busi
ness lu their way; the 4.500 shares of stock to l>c given
tor tbo loan was a sacrifice on the pari of witness and
his associates lor the purpose ol extricating the road;
a similar oiler was made to a Mr. Jones, but that failed
also. Ho added, further, thai D. D. Conover's claim
was thai he spent all the money be got in Albany, and
had nothing lor himself; that tbe old directors had
actually subscribed tbo 4,600 shares ol stock to oarry
out tbe Bishop proposition; his subscription was 606
shares, or one-null of all be owned, and the others
were in the same proportion; the money paid to 1). D.
Conover was considered as payment in lull lor hia Ave
ye?rs' services to the company.
The case was here adjourned until the 6th of July.
In the ?uit of O'Gorman va. Kamak the motion be
fore Judgo J. F. Daly was lor a judgment Instead of a
new trial as erroneously reported, ? vcrdict Having been
given In the plaintiffs lavor.
The suit which has been a long timo on tbe court
calendar!), brought by General John C. Fremont against
the Texas and Kl Paso Railroad Company, was yester
day discontinued by eoukeou
a claim against Mr. William C. Harris was placed in
the hands 01 Thomas Nolan, attorney, lor collection. A
correspondence ensued between the parties in which
Mr. Harris gave it as his opinion that Nolan was evi
dently a pettilogger. Mr Nolan brought null lor t'JD.uOO i
damages and the case was tried yosterday belore Judge |
Van Vorst, wh:ch ended in a verdict being given lor |
the defendant.
By Judge Donohuc.
BeKant vs. Bekaiit.?Keierrnce ordered.
In the matter of Kaynor.?Denied.
Covrrt vs. Henuebergur; Sinclair vs. FPzpalrick, and
Harnett vs. Meyer.? Motions granud.
Grant vs. Baker.?Motion dented.
Steward and another vs. Grocnka.?Dented. Memo
In tbe matter of Scbuler; the United .States Trust j
Company va. Loe; In tbe matter oi ilie Empire City
Mining Company ; Weber vs. Scliedel; Tbe Manhattan
Lile Insurance Company vs. Winsor.?Granted.
Donley vs. Halpin. ? Mu?t be on notice.
By Chief Justice Daly.
Jarvis vs. Olmstuad.?Judgment for plaintiff See
Detectives Sttllwell and lliclly, of the Central Ofllco,
yesterday morning arrested Joseph Doroin, of No. 118
Weit Fourteenth street, and GriUln T. Lefort, ol Sta
pleton, S. 1., oomposing the loan brokers' flrnt o(
Lelort & Co., at No. 3ft". B'Worv, on a charge o! de- j
iraudipg M. Jules Aubiu<'aii ol M. Aubtneau
arrived here two month* ato irom Paris, and saw an |
advertisement in the newapupers calling lor a partner i
in business at No. Bo* cry. He answered iho ad- j
vertieement, and ou th? representations ol Doroin and
l,eiori that they were doitu a thriving business be wss !
induced to place t too tu tho concern, and subsequently
louud that he had bvcti deceived. (Hi the case being
brought before .luatiee Smith, at the Washington Place
Police Court, yesterday, n was lound on examination
that a billot sale and articles of copartnership had !
been duly executed and ilgned by Aub^neau before be
paid over tbe money, and that ihereiore the case was
purely one tor tlte adjudication ol a civil court. The
prisoners were discharged
.sergeant Bergboix, ol the .Second District Court i
s>iu*d, ycsterJay alteri.oon arrested Andrew Hanlev,
the light weight prize Cgh.er. on a charge of stouiinga
gold watch *nd chain, value $166, Item Jeremiah Oaly,
ol No. 113 Ka*t Thirty-flrst street. while tho latter was
in his company on a drunkru spree. Hanlev, en being
arraigned before Juitice Smith, at the Washington t
Place Police Court, was remanded until to-day to await
At the Kssex Market Court yesterday, Henry Gentol,
a homeless vagrant, was held lur trial lor sneaking
inthe retidei rc of William Johnson, No* 4-"> and 47 ;
Bowery, on Mat 1, and rarrving oO clothing valued at
Charles Coi.nell was heM to answer at the KMt !
Market Court ye-terday, by Justice H:\bv, for breaking j
into the carpenter -hup of Charles K iisn on, at No. '
4.S Suffolk it reel, and stealing J7 worth of carpenter's
too s.
All courts hut the following have adjourned lor the
MtrntSI Cot RT?C'n**nxHs?Held by Judge Dono
hue. - Nut 64, W, 101, 112, US. 141, 21v, 2B, ?*, 2*3,
aw. US, Ml
?Si rams Covkt?CiKtrcir? Part Held by Judge
l-arr*nior?.?Short causes?Noh. 31ft, 3122, 3123. 81.'4,
2737, 3147, 2*07, Mil, 4113. 131?*, 3111, 2M?. 2M1,
13?T, 27*4. Mil, UN.S
Si rtaiou Colbt?;r?aaL 'faun ? Haid by Judge |
8edg?'?'k.?No o.av raleliJar.
t'oano.s Pi.aas -Km m Tkum?Held by Judge Van 1
Hoesen.?Case on- No. ?4. No day ca.endar.
Oocat or ??r.NiKai. .1k?sio\s? Held oy Recorder j
Hack oil ?The I eoptt '"a, David Scan dim, robbery; '
Same vs. John O'ltonnoii teiouious assau.t and bat
ttfy; iMte ft Litxie DriacoN. felonious assault and
battery. Same vs ffllliam Mater, felonious aesonltand ;
buttery; .<>M vs. <teor^t- Heis and James King, I
burglary. Same vs. Thomas J. Burke, burglary, Same
v., t.eorce A len. burglary, dame vs. W'lium Krown,
burglary. Snnie v? ?.'hirWs vicManus and Charles
Wbiii) burglary; same vs John W Russell John
KvMs and Thomai Moret, burgiary. Sane Ti Charles
Schneider, false preieuce*; Seine vs. Ju iui Faik.J- no*
ttoUiainuh and Dantei Werner, grand larconv. .tame
vs M.irtin sulitvsa. Archibald White awl l.ewis Hroari,
grand larceny: Same VI- tauny Myliui atui Bernard
otltn tin, grand teroenjr; Same v?. Joseph Carroll, grand
larceny. Same va. Joseph tr^nciKo. .rand larcmy;
SMM va. A-raham Franklin, arauu larceny, Sam*' vs.
Jeremiah titfllms .ma Juhn Quiii, graad larceny ; Same
vs. Marinti't Oliver, graaH lareen?, miui 's. Mary a I
Hagau and Ant. Men*, grand larceny; Saiao vs John {
Alexander and Ch <a Sa iuuerry. grand laruetiy ; > 'iue .
V?. Kdward Orilf, ,r*ud lar eu? ; Same vs Mil baei
Feeuey. grand lar> c?i; >an.e vs. John ihsvitte, grand
larceny: -Same v? Manon, lelony, same va.
Alexander Dowidu r, disorderly house.
WAsmxai**, June 29. 1878
In tbo Court of Commissioner* or Alabama Claims
yesterday, In caa? 1,15*. i. k W. R. Wing at aL, of
New Bedford, liana, lombe lots ot vessel, outfit. fee.,
by the destruction of the Brunswick, a ? sane I store la
by ice. anil wblla disabled captured and destroyed by
tbe Shenandoah June 28, 1846, tbe opinion of the ma
jority ol tbe Court wis annouueed and tbe following
awards wore made:?To J. k W. B. Wing, V7;
Lyman Wing, $1,152 30; Joseph Faber, $1,184 26;
Aiu.isa Whitney, 9424 97; Marv A. Church,
administratrix, $384 66; Cynthia Camming*,
executrix, $881 02; Joseph Brownell, eSfel 02;
F. A. Barling, executor; $1,09.1 12; Allen T.
Potter, $589 90; Francis E. Howard, $317 03; Benjamin
B. Church, $1,152 30. and an "catch," (5,922 30?tbe
"cstch" to be divided among those entitled thereto.
Judge Kayner unnouncod bis dissent from the ma
jority of the Court, and aaid he would Die hereafter aa
opinion giving his views.
Judgments were also announced In the following
cases for loss of merchandise on the Electric Spark:?
Care 18?9, Sidney B. Bevau, of New York, $1,200; oase
1,912, Frederick Bauer, or New Orleans. $272 97.
A clear case has ben established against Henry Hun
ncville Vincent and Richard N. Bobbins, tbe bond and
mortgage forger*, arrested on Tuesday. A confession
has been made by tbo latter, which places the prisoner
Vincent in the position or tbe leader of the gang. In
1847 Vlncvut swindled Andrew J. Berrlan and Archi
bald Brown out of $750. He was tried and sentenced
to two years in the State-Pnson. In 1861 be was con
victed of forgery in the first degree and sentenced to
ten years in tbe State Prison. Ho was pardoned out by
Governor Hoflmnn. In company with George H. Bacon,
Richard N. Bobbins and T. C. Walker,, he started out
the bogus bond uiid mortgago forgeries. On W?dnes
duy bo was uommittcd by Justice Smith for trial In de- ,
fault of $5,000 ball, while Bobbins was remanded to ;
Police Headquarters, where he made a coufcsslon.
being resumed yesterday morning at tbe Washington
Place Court, Mr. Prime made affidavit ol complaint, ui
levins that on the lltb lust, he received lrum Mr. S.
C. Johnson. In Philadelphia, a bond and mortgage
purporting to have been .signed by Mrs. Ilitnnali G.
Speedling, whirh Johnson said were uiyen him by Vin
cent iu the presence of Bobbins at No. 57 Broadway,
for tbe purpose of borrowing or purchasing jewelry and
money. Mrs. Speedling then testified that the bond
aud mortgage in question had never been executed by
her. Mr. Thomas P. Kippard, ol No. 104 Bieecker
street, testified to tbe presence of the prisoners in John
son's office, and the leaving by them of the boud and
mortgage there.
Robbing said, on being sworn, '*Tho bond and mort
gage uow shown were givon lo mo by Henry Hnnnevilia
Vincent, who said they were signed and executed by
Hannah 0. Speedling "
Justice Smith committed Vincent on a further charge
of forgery in default of $5,000 baiL Bobbins was sent
to the House ol Detention as a witness against Vincent
in delault ot $2,000 bail.
In tbe afternoon Vincent signified his Intention of
Informing on tbe remainder of the gang. Detective
Ferris accompanied Vtncfnt to the letter's house,
where the prisoner produced two forged deeds,
the first conveying five lots of ground at Forty
seventh stroet and Filth avenue. The other forged in
strument was a deed aud conveyance of the premises
Not 54 William street. Both these forgeries Vincent
declares were executed by Bobbins. On the opening
ot tbe examination at tour o'clock yesterday evening a
clear casool attempt to obtain money by falso pre
tences was established against Bobbins.
Mr. Francis Plain, o jeweller ot No. i65 Sixth avenue,
testified that ou the 22d of June a proposition was
made to him through Mr. S. C. Kloane, the real estate
broker, to exchange his stock of jewelry and good will
In b'.s place of business, valied at $4,500 lor a mort
gage purporting to have been given by Mrs. Anna C.
Speedling to Benry H. Vincent, and held by Bobbins.
Mr. Aloane testified that Robbins requested him to
undertake the negotiation, and represented the Instru
ment as genuine. Mrs. Speedling on being examined
swore that the document was forged. Robbins on
being formally examined gave his name a* Richard
Newman Robbins, aged sixty-five years, born iu Maasa
ehusetts, a real estate speculator, residing at the Frank
fort Mouse. He was commuted for examination.
Other arrests may be expected In a few days. Tbe case
Is now la the hands ol District Attorney Phelps and
will go to the Grand Jury at once.
Officer Mechan, of the Nineteenth precinct, charged
Elizabeth Worth, at the Fifty-seventh Street Police
Court, with abandoning hor Infant son on tbe steps of
tbe Roman Catholic Orphan Asylum, Sixty-ninth stroet
and Third avenue. II* charged John Ryan, a school
teacher from HufUlo, with aiding Mrs. Worth in getting
rid of her child. The officer Mid that be arrested Mrs.
Worth just m she had toft the cbtld ou the steps of the
Asylum, and that Ryan was around the eorner of Third
avenue watching for the poltcfe. Mrs. Worth admitted
having place! the child wliero the ofllccr bad stated,
for the purpose of having him taken care of by the
Sisters of Charity, but In connection with thin admis
sion she told such a harrowing tale of destitution and
misery that It won Tor the woman the sympathy of the
She said she was a native of Newark, N. J., and was
the mother of two children, bnetde the infant in her
arms. She had boen employed as wet nuree In this
city, but through ill health had lost her breast milk
and consequently her situation Her other two children
were lu tbe care of her sister, in this citv,
and, ol course, it would not be right for
her also to become a harden upon
her. Friends provided for her lor several days, but
she had not eaten anything for two days past, and her
weik and exhausted condition was sufficient evidence
ot ner truthfulness. In fact ?be was' barely able to
remain on her Iccl belore the Judge while she told her
pitilul tale. She said sbo did net want her Infant, who
was as deur to her as her life, to perish in her arms for
want of fi>od, and she asked Mr. Kellock, Superinten
dent of the Outdoor Poor, to send them both to a
hospital. Mr. Kellock said that ir she wanted to go to !
a hospital she should part with her infant, who would {
he sent to Kandail's Island, and she had heard such |
frightful storiea of the cruelty to tbe children of that ;
place by their nursoa that she reiosed tbe offer. Mie j
then applied to the Home of the Friendless for I
aid. but the reiosed to leave her child there, j
either, because they would not promise lo return the I
little one to her when she might call lor him. She had |
heard so much of the kindness ol the Sisters of Chanty, I
being herself a Protestant, that she determined In h.'-r 1
extremity to appeal in them, and lor the purpose went ?
to tho Unman Catholic Orphan Asylum above men- j
tiotied. <ine ol the Sisters lold her tbat they could not
receive tbe child under the circumstances, but sbe |
understood her to say that IT left on lhe doorstep he j
would be taken In and cared lor in the Home. She |
took this as a hint, and walked from West Third street, i
whore she slept on Wednesday night, all the way up !
town to leave the child at the door ol the .
aavtuni. At Fifty ninth street she became ex
b usted and sat down on the sidewalk to rest. {
she then thou*ni of the river and bow easy it would
be lor her vo close her troubled lite and put an end to I
her sufferings under its dsrk waters. Tbe prisoner :
Ryan (who **.? on his way to the Third avenue stables, :
and recognuinc a fellow creature In tntifortnne) kindly |
offered Ins hemccs in helping her to reacn the asylum. ;
She bad no previous acquaintance with bim.' Tbe I
Court thereupon discharges Ryan, and Offloor Gemer, j
of the Society for the Prevention ot Cruelty to Chil
dren, took the child to tbe Sew York Infant Asylum.
The mother was sent to a hospital by the Court, and
when she is well tbe rhlld will be returned to her.
Guion Ferd'nand, Jules Freahct, Lszare Drelfnss,
Felix Drelluss and Tbotnas Sboffe wero jvaterday
taken before Justice Wand ell, at the Tom be Police
Court, on a charge of selling obscene prima. The j
prisoners were arreted by Mr. Anthony Comstocx and j
Detecttvo J. A. Hriiton, assisted by officers of the i
Twenty-sixth precinct On his way to tbe station house j
Lazire Dreifuss escaped from tbe custody of the j
ofllccr and ran a distance of tlx blocks. Tlie ofllce s i
chased bim and flted three shots. when be stopped
and soirendered. The prisoners, who are employed by
the Transatlantic Steamship Company, were held In
f-J.OOo ball each to answer Detective Mrttton aays
that Officer MrCaflrev, of the Ninth precinct, was
present when the pictures ?vere purftiased from Sbofle
and that ho atado no attempt to make in arrest,
t barges sre to he made against bim before the Com
Frank C Brown, aged twenty one. son of a Boaton
merchant, was arrested nt the Fifth Avenue Hotel,
where he la stopping, by Detective Dunlap, of the
Twenty-math precinct, on ? despatch received from
Boston, charging mm wiin havinit forged bis father's
name to a check for f.l.Oou and abs. ending with the <
proceeds. Six hundred dollars were found in the .
prisoner's posses-ion when arreelect. He was dre.s*ed
in the beiaiht of laabiou. white flannel suit, fancy
strpod shirt, diamond studs, low cut patent leather i
shoes and atriped stockings. On being arraigned oe- '
lore Justice Smith at th? Washington Place Court he j
?ald he considered bis father's money to I* his own
He wss remanded to tna Thirtieth street station until
to day.
Wt'.lkain Blake, a comedian engaged at Tony Paator'a
ltro'Wway Theatre, on Wednesday night went out on a
spree with John Turner, a song and danr* periormer,
employed in the Theatre Coraiqoe. Turner Invited bin
to his rcatdence. No. ?!* ( bristle street, where Blake
remained all night. On waking i:p lie loni.1 thai h i
gold watch at.d cuain. valued at gluo were misaing. Me
caused ti e arr. s; o: turner, who, on betes '.irraimed
be lore Justice 4Mth, at the Washington Place 1'eltce
court, yesterday, declared tie ??s uaoccnv He was
hvtd to answer in dclauit ol gMO bait
James McElror, of No. 222 Rut Fifty-Srat street,
Mi brought up at the FUty-seventh Street Police
('-? art by Officer Cottrell, Twenty-se< ond precinct, on ?
rhnrge of bigamy. It was alleged that he had three
wires, his first, Mary M cQaade, to whom be had been
married in 1867 in this city, being now in California,
flu second was Mary Daffy, now residing at No. 140
East Klghty-lourth street To her be was married in
April, ISM, the result of their anion being a handsome
boy. Both were in court to substantiate the complaint
mwlobr wile No. 3, whose maiden name is Annie H.
W. Parts, and whom be married in Jamaica, L. I.,
on the 28th Inst. The mau who performed
the marmci) ceremony was a iriend of the accuaed,
aud Miss 1'trks was given to understand that lie was a
regularly urJained minister of tbo Gospel. Sho now
behoves th?t be was merely a Justice of the Peace.
She bad given tbe prisoner $2.oou in cash aiier their
marriage. Stic got back $500 of It aud he deposited
$1,000 more in the Sixth National Bank in hi* own
name. The remaining $600 be routined from wbich to
pay expenses to t>e incurred by him la the ?nle of two
tc nemo lit* in Provtoenec, 1U 1., for wbioh she bad circs
him power of attorney. He was absent on this mission
wlieu wives Not. 2 and 3 were brought together by
Iriendg of the former. Wile No. 3 then sent a de
spatch to McKlroy, to Providence, asking hint to hurry
home, that she was very I1L This was to prevent his
sale o( the property la Providence, and it had the de
sired <? fleet. He returned without loss of time, but only
to be arrested as he stepped Ironi the train at the Grand
Central depot.
Judge Kiibreth Mid th't the hut two marriages hav
ing taken place out of tbi* count v he had no jurisdic
tion over the prisoner, i it he rauauded tho ucguseU
until the officials of Jaoii ?> aud Brooklyn can w no
titled ol the case.
Officer George H. Townsend, or tho Tweniy-soeond
precinct, was arraigued at tbe Vifty-seventh Street Po
licu Court on a ch.irgo of brutally clubbing Edmoud
Gough, ol No. 621 West Forty-ftcond street. Besides
breaking his arm he also cut hlin twice severely on the
he.id. The clubbing took place on tho 18th of June in
the house where Gottgh resides, (iough was arrest*!
ou the occasion, but was discharge ou the admission
of the officer, as line been alrua<H reported, that he
had used his club ''indiscriminately'' on people whom
he believed to have boen hi* ara-tilanu. Two wituessos,
one ol whom is a fireman, wore in court afed aatd infor
mally that the clubbing ol Gough wis a most out
rageous affair. The case will be taken up to-day br
Judge Kasmiro for examination. In the meantime the
officer was allowed to go on his parole.
Id tbs Court of Special Sessions yesterday Ooorga
Martin was round guilty ol carrying barglaw' tools
and sentenced to tho Penitentiary ror twelve aon'bi.
Martin la said to be a noted cracksman.
In the case of the Pacific Mail Steamship Company
against Richard Irwin, to recover $750,000 alleged to
have been paid to him by Alden B. Stockwell, and ille
gally expended, a further hearing of testimony was set
down for lour P. M. yesterday. Owing to tbo absence
of an Important witness for the prosecution tbo refer
ence went off until Pridav next at eleven A. M. Among
those present were Mr. Rulus Hatch, Richard Irwin,
Mr. Vanderpocl, Mr. S. Boardman and the referee.
Testerday a ease of some interest was brought be
fore tbo attention of Hon. William D. Veeder, Kings
County Surrogate's Court. It appears that among the
Ill-fated passengers ol the City or Waco wbo embarked
for Galveston on board ol that vessel in tbe early part
of November, 1876, were Henry R. Rogers and Re
becca L., his wife. Mrs. Rogers bad $5,000 IB tbe
Williamsburg Savings Bank mhorown name. Charles
W. Rogers, brother of Henry R., made application to
Surrogate Veoder for loiters of administration npon
the estate ol his brother's wile, claiming that be was
next of kin. Tbe claim to Mrs. Rogers' money in the
bank was on the ground that sb? died first. This lact
is assumed by a presumption ol law, tbat tbe husband
being the stronger would survive the longer in
the water. Mrs. T. Bates, of London, England, a
sister of Mrs. Kogers, has engaged counsel
to look alter the money la the bank, and a citation was
issued requiring Charles W. Rogers to show cause why
his letters ol administration should sot be set aside.
Tbe question belore the Surrogate is which perished
first, tbe husband or tho wile? If both went down at
the same tune to whom does tho $5,000 go?to the
wife's heirs or to too husband's? Captain Block of the
bark I.ucindu. of Riga, Russia, tbo mate of tbe ship
Caledonia, of liath, Me., Captain PoMa, of the Abdiel,
of Liverpool, testified to being noar tbo scene of the
wreck aud to tbe impossibility of saving stir of tbe
passefiger*, tbe latter mcBttoaiDg the finding of a body
which bad been washed ashore having tho name Henry
Rogers on some of the clothing.
? Another hearing will be given on July 20.
The appearance or finely executed counterfeit note*
of the denomination ot f 6 on different national banks,
which have followed each other in rapid succession
during the past six months, has been the soarco of an
usu^ictivity among the detective* of the Secret Ser
? vice division in this city to discover the source whence
thejr'eama Frequent arrests of the "shovers of tbe
queer" have been rasde, bat in ssveral Instances the
parties arrested were the victims and not the partici
pators with the principals in (be criminal operation.
But others were arrested, tried, convicted and sen
tenced for passing counterfeit money, and, from tne
evidence'taken at their trials, with ths admiasion of
the parties themselves made to the detectives, Chief
Klmer Washburae was convinced that an extensive
and well organized system of counterfeiting was in
active operation within this city or Brooklyn. The
whole fores of the bureau has been at work lor weeks
put to discover the headquarters ol the gang, and
their exertious bave ri>sulted in a great snocess. Kvery
precaution was taken by the principal counterfeiters to
guard against surprise* ami capture, and it was
only by "uliadowiug" them day and oiuht
thai the detectives succeeded in ultimately
bringing mem to bay. This ther have done effectually.
The headquarter.* were raided on a night or two ugo
and a conquerable quantity of the counterfeiters'
material was scu*d and three ot the uaug were ar
rested. A dwelling hou-c m a secluded part ol the city ot
ftrooklyn was the plaoo selected lor their operations.
Here the detectives louud engraver*' tools, printers'
material, dies and blocks, and all the ilnest outfit of
the counterfeiters' art, together with $70,Quo in fin
ished and unfinished oouiiterleit national bank notes,
the counterfeiters being actually engaued at work when
the detectives pounced upon them I be material seized
consisted of plates for tbe race, the back, the Treasury
seal and tbe signatures of the officers of tbe banks on
which the counterfeits were to be msde, in addition to
which waa a plate used tor printing paper to resemble
the fiuTVUS paper used by the Treasury Department.
Two or three of the principal operators of the gang
are still at large, but tbe detectives are on
their track ana they will soou share the
close quarters of their associates Yesterday
other parties were arrested In different parts of the
city, detected in passing tbe counterfeit note* issued
from the Brooklyn mint, on the Hampden National
Bank, Massachusetts; the Merchants National Bank,
of New Bedford, and counterfeit national currency.
These parties am supposed to ne the agenu of the
Brooklyn gang The names of the prisoners are Ran
som Warner. Kdgar O'ltfin and T. W. Jenkins, alias D.
A Craig They were taken before United .States Com
missioner (inborn yesterday, sad held in default ef
110.000 ball each to await examination. Tbe detec- i
lives are still at work and hope to bag the whole gang-, '
bat as the matsrtsi for flooding the country with the
well executed counterfeit notes of the basks referred
to a Dove h?a been seized the public will have no mors
to fear from tbem.
Mr. C. K. Frink, of Minnesota, had his pocket pfsked
or a watch and chain (raised at while he waa at
tending an auction sals at tbs cornsr or Broadway sod
Grand street yesterday morning.
l ae ship Ladoga, at pier 10, East River, was boarded
by river tfci?-vc? yesterday morning. .V gold watch
and chain and some jewelry, valued It all at $1T4,
were stolen.
Coroner Elitngor yesterday received n letter from
Dr. Falter, in this city, stating thai he had been sailed
to attun<l a sick chlM si No. 547 West Thirty-ninth
street yesterday "morning. When ho arrived there the
little girl, Mary Jani Soantlor by name, was dead. A
druggist In Ninth avenue, named Dtrsber, had pro
scribe! sotue mmltcikc for the child to make it steep,
The doctor found s bottle of soothing syrup, which
the mother saiu had "soothed tbe life out of that
child." The coroner will make a tboronfb investiga
Yesterday the Untied States local Inspectors of steam
ships in this city concluded their investigation into ths
cause of the collision between the Harlem steamboats
My Ivan Dell and Harlem, which occurred on the 17th
inst. in tne Kast River Upwaid of fourteen witnesses
were examined by the Inspectors during Wednesday
and yesterday. I'be matter was adjourned last even
?ug till July ti. For four yevs past the inspectors nave
been attempting in vain to pat a stop to the practice of
racing which exists between ths Harlem opposition
Yesterday a highly respectable woman, it prtrnt
In reduced circumstances, detailed to a Hiiun re
porter tbe following case ot hard*hip, endured at the
hand* of a sewing machine company:?
"I will ?t?w, sir," aoe began, "that the only reavoo
why I tell my story to you la that I cat look to no one
for help or redress but the New Yoaii Herald. It la
true torn* time haa elapsed since the transaction be
tween myseil and the VeM Sewing Machine Company
took place, bu; that does not make it any the leaa hard
upon me. In 1872 1 waa called upon in the month ol
August by an agent of the Weed Sewing Machine
Company and urged to take a machine upon the ordi
nary terms ot payment I did not understand the uaa
of the maehlne and bad never tried one, so I refused
to lake It. Ha Arcnt on insisting upon my taking It,
and, although I really did not at tba time jwant
It, he aent one to me. Boring the whole time I had It
I only used bis apoola of cotton upon It, and could
h.'.re r jrn the machine but very slightly. I made my
payments as well as 1 could, but my husband is a con
firmed invalid, snd mr sou, who was
oca om.y arrroKT,
had three or four long and dsngerous aicknesses which
havo permanently unfitted him for work. During bla
lllneaaea 1 had to <ieprtve him ol' many things in order to
make the payments which I did. They amounted In
all to $50, or $15 less than 4bo whole cost of the
machine. Ou one occasion when the ageot came I
told him tho machine would not work, and thai 1 was
sure It was a second band one. He subsequently took
It away. 1 son I two ladles, a.^ 1 was too III to go n>y
Sftlf, to pay the $l\ but instructed them not to do bo
antll thi'v bad seen tho machine that was to lie sent
buck to tiio, in order to try whether or not It was in
good working order. The man in charge ot the com
pany's office in t'nion square said the machine waa not
there, and that I might consider myself lucky II 1 got
It back at all. Hesi les the $14 winch was due npon it
the com pan r claimed
au uoli.ak* and twixtt fiv* ctints for acaovixo
from my house. Now I am reduced by rny husband's
manr years' sickaos aud thu state of my hoy's health
to great distress. The machine would help me to sup
ply tbem with the necessariea of life, but 1 have not
the money to mak>: ihe l.st payment, and the machine,
the only u.eane by which I can hope to get it, Is taken
away from me. Neither run I get a cent of the $50
already paid upon it. The man wbo persuaded me lo
let the company take away the macbinc is named
Huti>cb:cr. lie said that I had better do so, or it
would put me to expense, as thu companv could get It
by a replevin suit. He said at the *amo
time that If I bought It lor a new one
1 was badly takoa In. A lawyer of the
city haa odcred to take my case up against
tho compauy. If 1 can find the $16 to pay the
portion ol tne price remaining duo, but I am penniless,
and so completely helpless. I could look to no one or
expect help in any direction; so I thought, at leaat, I
would tell the Herald, so that others might be warned
by my case."
All the vouchers of payments, and all correspon
dent relative to tho cute were shown to the reporter,
and seemed fairly to bear out the statemect of the poor
woman. It may bo added that the person making the
complaint la, apparently, a verv well educated, re
spectable woman, cautious and cnreful In statement.
When she recited the troubles that have come upon
her by reason ot tbe chronic sickness of her husband
mid son and hor present destitution she was much
moved, as sho looked upon the reoovery ot the machine
i? her only escape from penury.
Tbe Bar Association of tbia city haa appointed the
follovng delogates and alternatea from tbe First Judi
cial d strict to tbe Convention for organising a State
Bar Anociation:?
Defecate* Alternate*.
Elliott I. Sbepard. E. Ellury Anderson.
Albert Muthewa George Van N'ess Baldwin.
Clifford A Hand. John A. Beall.
Hamilton lull. Frederick H. Bests.
Cadwallade: E. Ogden. Osborn E. Bright.
Jobn K. Potter. John M. Bowers.
Charles W. nndford. Augustus C. Brown.
Charles Tracy Oliver P. Bnel.
Cornelius Vaa^aniword. Houidas Campbell
George H. Year an. Thomas C. Campbell.
William Allen i'.iUer. William R. Darling.
William 6 Choi.a. Id ward K. DeLancoy.
Frederic Ii. Coui-rt. Junes F. Dwighi
Benjamin F. I'ul ing. t'liarloa D. IngersolL
Henry E. Howian-. John J. McCook.
Henry H Anderson Elward MitchelL
Jobn McKeon. Samuel Biker.
Ooverneur M. Ogdei H it ry W. Sedgwick.
Francis F. Marbnry. Jamo'a M. Varnum.
Charles A. Peabody. AUred Wagctafl, Jr.
Tbe following general rder, containing direction as
to tbe Fourtb of Jnl)? debra.ion, was sent to all tbe
police captains by order ot Sip#?M*?ndeat Waning
yesterday afternoon
Upon Tuesdsy, the Fourthil ,\ly next, you will order
ou duty the whole of your co4c?nd, except that por
tion of it which may otberwlt*?e specially detailed.
No leave ol absence will be grated for that day exoept
in cases of emergency.
The number of aceidents tbt usually occur on or
about the Fourth of July, Iromho careless use of fire
arms, makes il necessary to vigujualy enforce the ordi
nance prohibiting the dischargin of firearms of an v de
scription in the city of New Yck. ' Tbe sale and use
of dangerous Qreworics, such a-jnakes," ?'chatters,"
"double headers," "Union er Nung America torpe
does, is also prontbited Dy ordUnro.
Th? ordinance prohibiting ti Uncharging of Ore
artna to tbe oily of New York tviog boon amended
lis proristona do not apply tocrorne or Fleetwood
parka, (iroro Hill Park, Sylra p.ric, Kearn's Park,
Jones' Wood Colosseum. Washitton Park Hamilton
Park, Bender's Schutsen Park. lielienew Oardea
Sutler's Fast Hirer Park. Hart* Rirer Park, Lion
Park, Heents' Elm Pars, XationatVk. Christ's Park.
Karl Park and Hudson Klrer Park
The Fourth ol July thla year, ling the hundredth
anniversary of American mdopetsncc, and unusual
preparations and extensive arrangt?tiu baring been#
made (or Its celebration by i!lumlaa>n. firework v>fe.,
great care and watehfalness on lb part of thirpoliee
lorce will therefore l>e required in e.Jr to pjtfeixx Are
ami accidents.
You will instruct the membera^jrcur command
that they must be watchful, aUMfiffre to and Ann In
the discharge of their duty on thjtfH
You will also direct the mem#) of your command
to arrest any person who malltously throws torpe
does or 'gmtes Chinese erackei/ioward pedestrians or
horsts, or who in any wins >?t torpedoes or fire
crackers against the imm^Kte remonstrances of
householders, or who Injurious* nses t]reworks in the
You will he cvehl to regalatorour command no as
to keep in the station house a sulctent reserve ol men
to meet any sudden emergency lUt may occur, either
wltuiu or without your preotact, %d this reeerre must
be kept constantly ready.
n is important that your telegrapMnstrument should
be In proper working order and prtwrly attended to
by the aergeaat in command.
6KOKGK W. WALLING, Npertntendenv
Commissioners 8mith and Wbebfer yesterday
opened the trial of Patrolman Philip Smith, ol the
Twenty-ninth precinct, who was charted with gross
and improper conduct.
Jennie Carter, the complainant, charge* that, on the
night of the 11th inst, she met Patroittan Smith in
Madison square and asked him to tell Mr where she
conld And lodgings. He directed her l? a bouse
of assignation in West Twenty-sixth Mreet. The officer
denies the charge, and said that at the time ot the al
leged occurrence ne was oil duty and iAfeis own
The case has been referred to a fall board fot action.
Tbo Sinking Fund Commissioners met yesterday
Mayor Wickham and Aidermaa Joba Retlly, chaittnaa
of the Finance Committee ol the Common Council,
were absent. Acting Mayer Lewis, Comptroller Gresn,
Recorder Racketl aad Chamberlain Tappea, tbe oilier
members of the commission, were present, the aetikg
Mayor presiding. Tbe lease et tbe ferry mania* lrow
the toot of Chambers street to Jersey City was amende*
to make tbe award of tbe irnaeblae to the Sne Railway
Company, tbe party 1a interest Similar actioa was
taken in regard to the Twenty-third street ferry lease.
Tbe directors ol tbe aew ferry from Whitehall atreet to
Kiatea Island were directed to meke eight reaad trips
daily. Tbe Commissioners reeoived to execute, in obe
dience te a mandamus, a lease to ths People's Perry
Company of tbe terry between Grand street, tbia city,
aad Grand street, Brooklyn.
Messrs. Vaa Vorsu Bills A Co., elotb Jobbers, of
Broome street, bare tailed. Their liabilities amoant te
between (91,000 aad $90,000, and they show assets sg
gregnting nearly $ SO, 000
Thomas J. Miller, tea dealer, ot No. M Water street,
has made an assignment lor tbe benefit of hie creditors.
The Kelipse Rating Powder Company, of Na 169
Duane street, which was reeeatly formed with a capi
tal of $24,000, is said to be in difficulties.
In the County Clerk's office yesterday there were
died assignments of F. A. Metncke te Joba L Lindsay,
Charles H. Mayor end Julian Samson to Emaiaaael
I ?ing, Thomas C. Stryker to Cbeeter Woirerton, Henry
U. Higgins to John D. Develin, Giles Vaaherger aad
.Simon S. Gangs to Solomon H. ?ataall, aad James c.
Center to Jamea B. Irwin.
Frauds Craft, ol No. 1*1 Mulberry street, was yea
terday knocked down by a Foarth areaae car, oa tbe
corner ot Broome aad Mulberry streets, rsoemng a
fracture of the skull and seme monads on the tee aad
less. He was seat to BeUertse Himwtnl
One Hundredth Annivera&i
Battle of Fort Moultrie
New York, South Carolina, Georgic
Massachusetts Clasping Hands,!
CS Alt l.KSTOJC, & C., Juse!
The celebration of tbe Fort Moultrie Ces
??* opened Tuesday night by u Imposing pub be ]
ception to ibe visiting military at tbe Acsilmjr c
Music. Colonel Trenliolm, on behalf of tbe coaaltta
of citizens, made an addrras of welcome, la tbe wm
ofjwblch he eatd:?Tliere la tbe same need now thi
tbere was tn 1770 lor union among the people. Moll
ing but frequeut intercourse and thai n at oral ml
dence and respcct whieb rests upon ?| r'~aim. ea
repress tue agitators who, lor mlachleToas porpoas
and against (he public good, are perpetually si riving*
| keep nllve tbo passion which tbe Wle con ft 1st anari
and If this occasion is hsppily instrumental la Ml
monizmg a better understand ing bi-tpreen the seciloi]
it will have accomplished its purposes and vtadioata
a claim to nationality. Tbe spirit of 1770, now*
Indicates a broad and solid ground on wbloh
stand; for that spirit elevates dnty a bote all
aims. It placos tbo general and permanent goad of III
people before alt local objccta and temporary latanal
applied to tbe present state ot tbe country. II forbid
us to cherish futile animosities, or to brood over dU
appointment, while it obiifee ua to honor, evorywhor
aud at all times self-sacrificing devotion to daty
Never may tho American people oease to reveraao
theft dead ol the late war; for whether In blao or ti
gray, Ibese brave men laid down their lives tn otoodl
ence to what tlicy felt to be tbo Impulse of honor aai
tbe cell of thoir country. The bumble graves Ibroagh
ont tbe land on which .rear alter year the garlaada an
renewed by loving bands, will In llata servo to Mai
more closely together those ol whose past separaltfj
they aro the evidence, and In another cealeaaial oai
descendants will realize that our tounlry coald ao
achieve her destiny without passing through sue!
trials. (Applause.)
srxKCii or c^rTAix notes.
In replying, Captain Noyes, of the Boston Light I|
faatry, said:?"One hundred years ago, la atora
and battle, Ibe flags of tho palmetto aad thi
pine floated together in defenoo of that
principles and their native land, aad Mi
they are floating together again. (Appiaaaa.
II Is good to be here, and together to derive ,(roa> thi
memories of tbe past a guide for tho flttura Thi
nsmes of Sumter, Rutledge and Marlon aro later
woven with those of Hancock, Adams and others, aa4
the patriotism of theso men would be of no avail bal
for tbe glorious victories of Eutaw, Fort Moalti
Lexington and Saratoga. Since those days, bo?
in which the two States stood side by side, they hav
stood face to lace in Intestine strife. Bat tho
noss bss passed away. The same stuff of whioh
Revolutionary sires were made is found tn thoir <
scendants, and each can reaped and honor the oil
The same stars shine above, tbe same dews bathe
graves of tho gray and the blue, and survivlag ooi
rades of tbe deceased heroes have marched la coin mi
hearing floral tribntos to decorate the tarf on the
resting places or tho sons ol tho North and tho Hont
(Prolonged applause.)
Captain Mercer, or tbe "Savaunab Blues," said:
Georgia was one of the thirteen colonies which
Into the revolution and achieved tho glorious vta
After that she had fallen back out ot
but she beard the cry "Come back."
faltering she bad oomo back, and was now <
line, striving in friendly emulation with
States for the welfare of tbo whole Union. (Pr
applause.) Georgia looks to the future; shohai
gones; she makes so apology for the past, bat i
S?ta and labor* for the good of all. (Applaus
behalf of Georgia bo exteaded words of cboei
comrades, and declared that Georgia wished to l
government pure and proud and firmly fixed In]
fectlons of the people. (Ixiud applause.)
oxs or TM "OLD aVAKO."
Major McLean, of the Old Guard, a( Ms
said:?We have coire here to testify our admtr
the va'or with which you defended a oau
brought sorrow and misfortune to both i
to extend the hand of friendabln and prop
with yon In bringing about that confident
necessary to oar pros|>erityj- (Applause.)'
State of tbe North greets the Kmplre St
South?(cheers)?and at Philadelphia tbe
friendship will bo renewed and strengths^
?h ROW
r- <>i
coloxkl wii.dk*'* arasca. / -
Colonel Wilder, of Boston, aald:^0**ok God l?4tj
we are a united people, and wourf^ladly blot out, I
we could, that page of history tjnat marts the record f
fraternal strlle. Yet U??* -rtcord adds other asm
that will be florloua*n the next century?aye, mac
sooner. It is to-dar two sentiment of the sober secoa
thought, now passions and prejudice* ol II
hoar bay' cooled and softened, and our childrea wi
*vrr?ciai<n It, and why not we 1 Lincoln and Sumai
are hoaored to-da-, and will be revered la history A
their yreat service to the human race; and new let qw
add to the lint Lee and Jackson?aye, and .iokaaiai
loo. You boo or them, and why should you not? Be
cause Ihcy were tho brave and true men to whom ynt
gave your bovs, for a caute made holy to you by th
awful sacrifice of those who went forth to battle, wit
the baptism of a lather s blessing, a mother's prayei
and sister's tears. It was a wild dream, but to yoa
reality; ana li you fall to honor and remember thoi
brave leaders you would have ao just claim to the aaa
of chivalry which we accord yoa.
am K-?ov*a*oa or sooth oarouka.
Ri-Goveruor Bonhntu, of South Carolina, was thi
last speaker. He said:?If there was a maa who waa
into the war with his whole spirit \ was the map
(Cheers.) We gave you the beat figlit we had (to*
cheering)?-and when the war was ended 1 felt aasata
yon regarded us as a foe worthy of your steal, a ad w
can assure you we retarded you in t ha aaSM light '
venture to say that never before ia the aaaals ef br
lory li&s 1he Anglo-Saxon race been engngad Ik soctu.
war. Feelings were engendered than that Mfeisi
tb?nk (lad, ended and obliterated. We felt that we I
a country left. It was not your country alone,
our country. It Is our country, aad shall be oar <
area's and' our children's children's country,
plauae.) a
During these speeches every aliuama to the grow*!
good feeling betwjen the sections aad to the
determination of the South to atand by the Omom wa
received with hearty checring. At saarlsa yesMffda
moraine a salute of one hundred gen
was tired, and the church beds rsng on
joyous chimes. All business was aani>ende?
aad the main streets were filled with cf*w<
of citizens aad visitors. The decoration of lb* *pan
was very general, thousands of American flags eukver
in? tho roate ol the procession Into a long visla at re<
white and blue. At s<!Ven o'clook the Haa was Mnaea
and a flag was pre euied to the Palmetto Guard by
granddaughter of Mrs. Bernard Elliott, who fa IT
made and presented a tinnier flag to flergaaaipaspe
The presentation took place on the saaM
of 100 years ago. The parade was One,
forty companies aad about 2,MO mea. Tii
company from New York, eae from Ma
sixteen from Georgia, twenty-two from
Itna, with the whole garrtaon, consisting
pmies of infantry aad a light battery of tba F>
artillery, leading the column, which was oommaa?'
by General Wade ILtmpioo. attended by a brlllla
stair. The .Centennial battalion, aaade up at pick
commands from New York, Massacbttsetis. Gearg
and South Carolina, bore bannerettes of palmetto lean
symbols of fraternity, ia the muzzle* ol thi
muskets and attracted much attenltoa.
feature of the parade was tr.e color
bands aad dram carp* from Georgia. The orator of t
day, General Kershaw, rode la a carnage wttfc U*
emor Chamberlain. The beat during tba dssr'was i
tense, aad there were many aaae* of susatraaa. "<?
?ral of the Old (ioard were uaable to partda. At elav
A. K the parade was closed with a review, aad I
commands took steamers for Sullivan's Island, thf
m:les distant, to attend the colebration at the Part.
The celebration at Fart Moaltrie took plnoe ia I
parade ground under a mammoth teak Over 6,1
persons were present. An addroa* of welcome ta t
visitors was delivered by Governor Ciwlbarlala, sH
which General Kershaw pronounced the erattoa,
which the keynote is given in tUe lollowiag aatraat:
"South Carolina bids yon welcome, thriee '
grants you as brethren and .iriaadi aad pledges y
an untarnished fnitb and hun<>r that it ??
cot be the fault of her
native or adopted. If oar common us?try
bome of a happy, unite; and prosperous peoato a
her career onward and ipward, glorious aad triaap
ant forever. I speak to my countrymen?a dor
Carolinian?to Americans, let vour endsbejast,
ask ao mora. Together let us obliterate the paasio
and prejudtoe* ol sa irrevocable, aad lameatable pa
biad up its bruised aad mangled victims aad
deep la lethean water* ail nut tba memory el its I
aad ganeroas deeds aad grand scUieveoieate?a i
man and glorious heritage of the Amaneaa
a SAitnr* r*o? ras ronf.
At midday the United statea eioep at war Flymsn
ordered hither for the purpose by the Secretary of I
Navy, aaebored off the lort aad tred a sale to ef th
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