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No Marked Abatement of the il
Oppressive Heat.
Additional Particulars of the
Effects of the Storm. ?
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Tbe weather, like the poor, whether it be good or .
bah, hot or cold, is always with us. More words are J
iL'Dvlin IftlL'In.r it than ofa mua.I in .1 itonaoin.r
any other topic. With many people It I* ih? only sub- n
Icct of conversation, and it is seldom two persons tnoct "
without souio reference being mudo to it. During the j'(
l?it lorlcight everybody has boon saying to everybody c
else, "It Is very hot," ami everybody bus been reply- a
ing to everybody, "Yes, the season is an unusually
warm one." So constant arc these rcierencos to thu c
weather that not only is nearly every convor alien
opened by some remark in regard to
the state of iho amospbere, but even our
salutations take their sh.'po from it, and so we liavo a
"Good morning" and "Good evening," weather, tno ?
morning or evening be good or not. And us discon- a
tont is one ol (be forms In which human Infirmity c<
ihowa Itself, wo aro nearly nil and nearly always wautIng
weather out ol its season, or complaining because ti
In Mnann uo h,r> II nnt nf ?,..?nn In 1 la., ulnUf u-n H
Irish for spring and in the spring we long for summer. "
In the summer wo sweat and swelter and long for a
tutumn days auil gentle breezes. Kven Nuvembor j'tannut
satisfy us, and wo begin to talk of sluigliing i k
turtles along tho Hudson aud to picture the delights it
of the ballroom nud the gcrmuu. Kvldcntly wo 11
ire people whom it is Impossible to please tu the ,,
matter of weather, for nowhere else is thero so much d
variety. In January we sometimes enjoy lor u day or al
two a ptrlcct springtime, aud in July a "hot spell" is ul
nearly always succeeded by a balmy and delicious
season. I'nlortunalely, our October days are olteu
chased away In a single night by tho blasts of December,
and In April the trusts are too apt to nip tho young r<
Duds and liesh blossoms. Every change ullords us u
subject lor renowed chattor, and when either u cold
pell or a hot spell is too prolonged to suit us wo sl
grumble as if wo could order our weather as
wc order our beefsteak, aud wo sceut to think we have
a right to growl when either is not douo to our taste. j.(
Lately wc have been grumbling at the heat becauso
thero Is too much o( it, at tbu winds because thero Ti
have been to a little o( tltcm, and at the clouds because *'
they have had no rain In them. st
Never boforo In the history of heat in this city did j,
wo show such utter denotation of "the hosted term" I pi
S3 we exhibit toward this one. Day utter nay und , le
woek alter week the tun ha.? been shooting down a 1 <].,
series ol superheated rays, and at night not ! ro
a liroath ot atr has stirred the delicate ,
triages ot our night clothes, while the m
beds have been nioio like swimming bains than |
couches ot repose. It wo slept at all it \vu? only to 1 ^1
wake us tl we hud been In the wash alt night, while tho i
morning bath proved only a Iresh loundaliou lor it I 8tl
Iresh sweat. And then, loo, sotuo jieoplo have been so j
txusperntingly cool, telling us how much they liked I M
theso days and expressing u rogiioislt wish that this
weather might last, the only adequate punishment -Sl
hut cuu bo meted out to these lor their prolaue dlsituin
for other people's sutlerings is to make policemen out
d( litem. 1 he sight ol a policeman really made a man ^ *
It el cooler yesterday, lor it is amazing b"w polite tho '
police are in their new hais this hot weather. At least uv
>00 members ol tho lorco took of) their liM I gear to tho
reporters ol the Hehaui wtnlo making tueir rounds to
dud out how hoi tl was. Niuoty-six in the shade and or
a Derby uat makes n policeman u wonderfully polite Tv
llalue. Ntncty-six in the shade, and that, too, after
tho storm of nio night belore, ilio only effect ot winch *'u
ass to make everybody lung to be caught in it shower,
tn the early part of lusioveuiiig there were some peals of 101
ihundor in the west, and Immediately all tho utuurollas
31 me cny wore urougui nui. a? n to tempi mo oiemeuls
lu perioral over agaiu iuc proceedings of the
night before, li need not be said thai Ihune Nature
was not entrapped by thus silly device, and peoplo ton- s"
tinned to swual end gruundu and policemen to raise ,
'.heir hats all night. Soiuo or the latter oven look oil ' 1'*
ihoir bead gear to the s'.rci t laiupc. Ktcryunoro i
iverybody was hotter ihati il ther.' had been no tliangc I Th
n the vteaiber. Hroadwav was doaeriod, the usual !
troraouaders seeking a more congenial shade. and the I sti
itatues which itiiurn that thoroughfare during most i
?r the year standing themselves up in tlie con '
i ilguous siUoons, and in some com iIic proprietor*
ilso. Jien in iho street ens crowded eaca titer ?t'
on the shady side uud lett the siinuy side to be tilled by :
women and children. Th.- average' mini Is not partlcu- I
larly polite, and he would rather not-uflor himseli una ' sti
Cot day than to keep anybody else Iroin sintering. i
Sunstroke* mid prostrations by ilie heat were frequent, |
and the cool drinks so Irocly Indulged duriug the day wl
Mid evening will probably be followed by cholera ! Ki
Morbus this inoriiiuu. Iu other parts id tho eoumrv h\
like accbec were enacted, and lroin wnat follows it
arill be seeu that although yesterday was onlv onu day | ot
Of a series ut hot days, tho weather tragedies were '
many, and the record is a singularly dismal and up- , tc
pading one.
I Mi
One of the saddest histories of tho sntnroer lient to i ct
be written ia that of tho mortality among the chddieo, 1 A
especially the poor infants buddlcl in the tenement ^
houses of N'uw York. L'pon inquiry at the Health
DfUce yestorday, however, it was discovered this mortality
had decreased somewha", tho record being 75 ^
against 14.") the day prevlouj. Mr. Jaynrs said he |>rcturned
tho thunder showers of Tuesday evening uud the
sensible cooling o( the atmospnere iu a measure j
iccouuted lor this decrease. Tho Doctor told tho reporter
also that whcncvor tho thermometer rises to 1 VI
Fighly-Uve degrees the death rate among the poor 'c
sbildrcu Immediately in. reuses, uud w hen it is taken v.
luto account that for over two weeks the ther- .
niouietcr lias been above uiuoty an explanation
is Irotned ati!. found of the terrible mortanty
daily recorded by tbe Herald. It is, ni
however, noticoable in examining tho denib cortlBeales, M
that not oue [mji cent ol loo tnoitalitr Is in privato 1 ,
houses or uuioug tho children of tho better olassou, tho j
tenement houses almost outlrely tilling tlio death roll. w
(u nearly every case, loo, the cause ut decease is chol- i .
?ra lulantum or diurrlnra, and any one latntllar with ,
Uie life ol the poor in tenements ol this city, can onlv SL
bo surprised that tho mortality Is not greater. Tho i ,.
.I..I.I ? .U. ?vr i.w I..T ... ,r I I.,,,,.I.I 1,1
sf lives, sud ono oft no Health officers, in conversation '
with the reporter, deplored ibe Uci thai there were .
not more of them this summer. | r~
Anotbor cause ol discatc in children, winch often
end* In (tenth, Is tbc eating 01 decayed fruit and'
tables, which arc bought etieap in the m.irkeuor Imm
tbc wagons ol licensed vender*. In order to check
this evil tbo llonnl ot Health linvo organised , V.
a tiwri or i hi ir inupki Tone, I "
whose duty it I* to vi*u the wharves, markets and 1 *:
pcdlers" wagon* and comiscntn all innt and regeisbles ,.
jound to bo unlit lor food. luist M uaun whole cargoes I
ol melons were seised by the In pectors and condemucd
as unsound. Tins, loo, is lollowlug tlio
example of the older couultics, where u rigorou- super- T1
vision I* exercised over the people'* lend. Tbo
Herald's warning lu regard to ilie condition of thu
City putters bus al*o been needed by ihe Health Board, I
end a torco ba* been <?r;:.ini/o?l to thoroughly ole>n
them; tho late rain storm, however. Will very iniich
lighten tbc duties ot tbi? loroo. n<:
On the lines of the dock* on both tbc East and North
River sides of tho elty the effects ot ibo beat were so, sli
verely Iclt. There wrss hardly a yard of any dock on <rl
the East River side on which you could cot imu tlio
aborers groaning over tbo terrible temperature. On of
the upper piers ou tho East Kiver sldo there was much nn
HMitive suffering. There were, however, lew sun- ^
itrokes. On tho lino fronting on llroome street, ?.
the chief rendezvous of tbo oyster host*, s lew - *?
f the weaker men bad been forced to retire because of
: tl)
the best, the more rolni t hi\e found in the exist.ng uu
breeze some rebel. i in.
At Roosovelt street ferry the Brooklyn brldgo people
were found fully employed, and while on the dock lin*,
whore, In preparing the stone lor the completion ol the
tower on the New York side, tho men c?mpl mi- 1 of
the heat, tbc current ol air and the careful attentions
?f the gentlemen in chargo of the work prevented any Pr
use of suustrokr, though there were man. willing ha
men feeling that they nccdod some rcposo during U.e | p.,
Itcrral net ween eleven and three.
On the dock line, where the alone ami other inaierialR , ,rt
ire received, there hs? not been a single ,-enou* < om- i th
plaint. On the tower there are thirty men, and nearly -
twice that uumber oh the dock, and, including the
yard si Hod llook I'oint, where the stone is trunmed, 10
there has not a.? yet been A single man disabled. at
Kleowbere the ease was dlttcrent, for the reason. In pe
vine degree, that the snino care was nut taken of tho un
sicn. _ mi
At tli? anchor.ige, curoer of Dover and Cherry ru
It recta, it has been foutiil a (treat ileal bolter that)
long thereat ol the rlvef luiet the thermometer Tr
Mom', yesterday. In that loculit)', Rt 94, while up at It
the anchorage, "where sixty men were at work, it w.is tai
(roni II to 11 degrees lower. co
Kler where, in many localities, the rc-ult *a< inure he
Itaitairoua. Working on the ship iiorui.tr, at pier II, to
Mr. Kaukin was prostrated and carried in hi* home. an
M Cocntloa' alip there wcro t wo cases ot temporary of
proetrmtioo, but nenc of puaitteo sunstroke. t'n the 1
aaittilf? 1 Browne, thirty-one yeara of act
are. died last evening from sunstroke. J. B Morris,
irpenior anil builder, was prostruted at halt-pa*'
leveu A. >1 . at pier 5, E. K., and carried awav.
irbard Mathews was prostrated yesterday. (In pier
t, V R., three laboring tnen. whose names could not
o ascertained, were prostrated and carried away;
jere were oho. at pier 9, two colored u?en, Samuel
reau and t>avid Peliuer, and while men, six In
II, utnouft whom wero S. Hrexlowhan, James liagirorty
ud Henius Mahotiev, thoroughly prostrated, and atlur
,.r ,|,? u..,r,. |
> their burnt*. The leellng was that h.til not thu
ree/.o sprung up di tho early portion of the iluy llio
ocK.s uouia have hoeu lined with sunslruck men.
The storm on Tuesday fall with all its fury ou Blackell's
Island and left behind it many a trace of Its ravges.
Just alter the rain began to (all In the afternoon ;
terrillc gale of wind, accompanied by (lushes of forked
"tuning anil claps of ear-spilttlng thunder, burst upon
ie Kast Iliver, just about tho lower end ol the Island, 1
tid takiug a northeasterly course passed along the en j
re length of the narrow strip of laud lying in the
ml lie ol thu river between New York and Astoria, 1
ud upeu which are situated so many ol I
10 public charitable and reformatory lustltu- !
on". lhe van ol tho stonn wrenched tho j
ip Irom an enormous shade tree, about 800
et north ol the Penitentiary, and threw it upon tho .
lecrapfi wires ruuuing through the Island and which ;
onion ttie various Institutions, breaking tlicm down
nd severing all oominuiiicanon between them. As
3ou us ibla tast was kiMMendlb* priMBtwwbo wirt
l work outside ibo buildings were hurried Into their
ells and socurely locked up. lb'" keepers very properly
aring u riot, should the luen learn that the tnruua of
ailing upon the police over m too city for ufl.-ibt.vnco
as (or the time being doatroyeil.
In lib pabflugu up tuo lbla'ud the flio/in tore up troo
Iter tree and wrenched oir huge limbs, many ol which
ere carried hundreds ol leet Irom tbo trunk. When
curing the upper end ot the Island, where aro situled
ttie various buildings lor the lusnur, the galo bourne
suddenly more furious, (letting under I ho eorice
ol the sonth wing of the "lodge," n (our story
lone building, "5.\l00 feot. tho htirricaiio lore tho euro
roof oil' uud rolled It up as though
wcro parchment. Tho building was lull |
f Insane people, most of whom, however, woro i
uflicicntly ruiioBul to know that imminent danger was
t hand, and they screamed and rushud wildly aboui,
tiling lor help" nud endeavoring to lorce their way
mil the htiildimf nut in.n Iliii storm. Kortunntelv the
cepers were cool headed, aud .-non succeeded in <|inniig
ilie unfortunate inmates, and as soon us the storm
a<l abated a llltlo removed them to bolter shelter. It was
I lirst supposed that lightning had struck the build
ig. but a close examination ot the premises yesterday
Isclosed the fart I hut the damage, which amounts to
itottl $1,1100, was caused by wind alone. Yeslerdny
orktnrn were buallv cng.igou clearing away the wreck
id preparing to replace the roof.
The following deaths Irotn sunstroke wero yesterday
ported at the Cormiers' ottlco:?
John McKlynn, thirty years, Mo. 80 James stroot.
Charles tiuhlagee, thirty-two years, No. 204 William
A. B. Welsy, lltty years, Na 33 Union square.
William Dunn, lorty years, East Irvtngton.
Thomas Keenan, Columbia sircui, Brooklyn.
The loilowlug persons were prostrated by tho heat
Frank Brady, aged flfty-flve years, living at Na 759
rnih avenue, louud at tho corner ol Canal and
reeiit s recta.
I'.li/.a M 'iuiro, forty-Ore years, ol No. 3-' Greenwich
root, overcome at tho corner ol Wuverloy place and
ixth avenue.
James t\ Mead, twenty-lour years, of No. 337 East
.veuty-tllth street, employed as a letter carrier, was
ostrated at tho corner of Sixth avcuuo and Kourlonth
William Barclay, thirty-six years, of No. 200 East
aonly-sixtii sireei, ;? Dccorosscs street icrry uaggage
lom. <
Uri'lyet DodJ, sixty years, of Twenty-third strcot, i
ar avenue A.
Joliu Manning, twenty-two years, el No. 512 East
fteenth street.
John Doyle, nventy-three years, H'V*. 23 Forsyth
reel, at City llall i'urk.
Mary Murphy, lorly years, no ho%??. ;r*tu?d corner of
adiMin amt Market streets.
Jeter Kenuody, twenty-three years, of No. 434 West 1
netccnih streot, al Bunk street and Thirteenth ave- ;
John Burger, forty-Dve years, of No. 69 Little West
lelllh street. t
Julius MuirhoQ, fourteen years, Na 319 Seventh <
Edward Krebbe, twenty-nino years, ot No. 203 East
xtrentli street, Inspector of i'crniit Bureau, May- t
'g Oitlce, overcome by heal at Third avenuo and 1
fenty-socond streot; seut to Bellevue. v
James Byrer,' tweuty-Jour years, of No. 139 East ?
iriy-ninth street.
Joiiu Keete, foriy-Qvo years, of Na 286 West Housu
Andrew Tompkins, thirty-nine years, of No. 6 Jano ^
Patrick Boyle, thirty years, residence unknown.
Francis Meyers, lorty-Uve yours, of No. 95 Division
William 3. Anncr, thirty years, of No. 149 East
rcllth street. .
John Mulligan, forty-tlvo years, ol No. 269 West
Irtietb street.
August Meid, agod 15 years, No. 140 East Fourth i
rcei. j
August Plpler, aged 49 years, No. 412 Fifth street.
Daniel Hi dden, aged 22 years, no hotuo.
Margaret Cuiiuore, aged 63 years, No. 47 Baxter ;
reel. !
Officer Clarke, of the Twellth precinct.
Mai tin l.yncu, forty-tlvo years, No. 26 Thompson
reel. I
Josephlnu Sbipperiuan, no home.
tiapuin Leich, ot the Fourth preetnet, Brooklyn, 1
hile uiteuduiK the inquest over the murdered officer, '
Iward Scon, at iliu Morgue yesterday, was prostrated |
llio heat and taken to ins home.
John 3tager. residing at No. 206 llaujer street, was
orcouio liv the heat Tuesday night in Division stroet. '
James Cunningham was prostrated by (ho heat yes- j
rday on Atlantic avenue.
A tnan carrying a icitchel, evidently a stranger in
rooklyn, was prostrated by the heat on Clinton avo- |
ic yesterday. His name could not bo ascertained.
William shay, of Park place, Brooklyn, was over- | :
line bv the heat yesterday, at llio corner ot Troy and i
tluiitic. nrenuvs, and ??- taken to the City Hospital
John Corcoran, resid.ng at No. 16o Douglas street,
Joseph Sauer, of No. 88 Kwen street, Brooklyn.
Jiicou Uusick, thirty years, ro?iding In New Jersey
rcuue, near Hroa.l A.iy, Kusl New York, was overcome
: the neat yesterday while working on Downey street,
far Kvergr'ecus Cemetery.
On Tuesday afternoon the village of Sing Ping was
sited by a tlerco tornado, which, although or only a
w minutes' duration, damaged property to an extent
triousiy estimated at from f JD.uou to $30,000. A
avy black cloud was observed between three and
ur o'clock, coming front the dtroctiou ot Haverstruw, 1
id this, when apparently over tho village, eeomod '
idilenl.v to meet a counter rlotucut, causing a Irtght- :
il concussion, which was followed immediately by a
trk colored firmament aud a whirlwind, the roaring of |
Inch drowned men's voices aud caused almost general
lusternstlou among the people. Then lor a space of
ioiii tlvo minutes the ruin poured down m torrents
ich us no.inhabitant ol tho plaee hud over bvlore seen,
le water seeming to descend in ono unbroken volume,
s a result of the concussion Several piste glass and
id other windows m stores on Main street an t lores),
ncea contiguous ibcrto were destroyed, while the
.ol? were stripped oil the I'ost lilllce building,
a?ontc Hall and other large structures by the mighty
ind storm. It also rent In pieces anil scattered
new iramo carriage house, which had fust been
ectcd at a cost ol $3,<MiO, on the (arm ol William
oopo, a short distancu Irom the village, and It Is asTied
that sturdy locust trees twelve inches tn dlsmer
were tw isted oir n? though they were corn stalk's, j
ne roof was carried a distance ol 2ih) rod*. Tho dulion
of the in-door was only ubotil two minutes.
[Front the Albauy Journal, July 11.]
The ihuud.T storm which occurred In this section at |
ion to-day was one of the heaviest ol the season,
>? riln .-.n... il.iuh I 1 torrsotu tho olorlrl.. II.. 1,0.1 I
pre frc({iicni, intense and vivid, nml tlio thunder
rmod to t>a one coiitlnuou- rumbio auitroar. It w.ui
10 accompanied by in alarming and very nearly
gbllul occurrence. Sevontceu person*, thirteen ol
cm poln ctneii, wiio hud sought reiugn I rum the
u.onie ol the storm In n tool house on th* site
ilie new I'rospcct llill reiervo.r, were prostrated
id every man and boy composmj: tho number wore
ore or loss ininred by the rtuid nnd the (hoc* which
coinp.inied It. At one o'c nek t lie report of what at tirst
ia given a? n terrible disaster, and it was very nearly
, circulated throughout the city with almost the
.shing speed of the rln trie tluid Itselt. According to
is account, the one which Drat eantc (u Hie ears of 1
ir reporter, two inec had been killed, live more latally
ju;td and nrnny others wore said 10 ho moro cr Iras
I u rod.
Kicnttoso, Va., July 12, isto. I
Tho weather hero lor a week past has been op. i
eaaivoly hoi, and (be mortality rcR;e<tucnl thereupon l
s l??eu unexampled In tbn hlaiory of I ha city. It I
s heroloforo bem v>-rv raro lor aur one to dm here i
>ni sunstroke, l>ul thu togmn. during the hsignt ol I ]
o iprll, deaths have averaged rtvo or sis per dap.
The thorninmoter ai three o'clock bit* ringed from OS
104, according to locality. The lowi at point reached
night within a week past was VS. The health of the
ople who har? not liern much exposed to the sun
d who have taken caro ol themselves has been alas
I as good as nsu.tl. The death rato ntnong missis
us up very high.
This weok business has been practically suspended,
oops ol people are going oil in iho tlrciinler
Whlto Sulphur Springs and Other luuJn
n resorts. Money Is so scarce iho hcglra
uld ii ver have keen aiarted but lor this appallingly
aied term, wriich has lorccd the oldest iiiii^biiXnt
acknowledge that lie "never saw .luvlhwg like ft,"
U w rings trout the most siolnl snlterer toe ex prespion hope
mat tve may utver have a repetition ol it I
throughout the country there have heeu light rdlna. I
lompamed by heavy wind* and dastrectlva frcaka of I
1 Iklitning. These '.lowers have only momentarily teml>err(l
tho fieri eness of iho beat la Kiehmoiiil.
Washington, July 12, 1876.
Although qulto warm bore today tbero la a good
brcvzo and tho beat Is less oppressive than It has been
for several days past.
There were three deaths vestcrdav attributed to tho
extreme beau
W. Va., July 12, 1H76. J
Here, at an elevation of ovor 2,000 feet above the
level of the sea, the thermometer mso to nearly ninety
degrees In the shade to-day. This temperature has
not been experlettred before in ten years, but tbo extreme
boat in the daytime Is counteracted by the
lieverlmhug cool mountain breezes. The uverago temperature
at night is from titty to sixty degrees.
The barometer here is still rising, Indicating continued
hot wouilier.
Visitor.- living from tho prostration and heat ot the
cities North and South are arriving in unusually largo
numbers at this period of the season. Thero has been
no suffering hero from tho weather.
Wilmington, July 12, 1878.
The highest range of tho thermometer during tho
last six (lays has been as follows:?July 7, 05 degrees;
8th, 92; Ollt, 05; 10th, 97; 11th, 93; 12th, 94. Mean
temperature for the six days, 94 dog. 3 mtn. Ditto
for ratno time last year, 91 dep. and 3 sec. The
reported mortality this mouth to date is one adult
and ihreo children, while, and one adult and live ohildroit,
colored. Mortality for the same time last year,
liino white and olevon colored, l'opulutiou of tho
city, about 20.00ft Thero has been no instance hero i
thus far this season ol prostration by heat.
Ciiaulkstox, 8. C., July 12, 1876.
Tbo weather for tho past four days has been tho
bottost ever known, the thermometer ranging from 99 i
to 102. No fatal cases of sunstroke have been reported.
Tho range of the thermomctor has been the highest
ever known In Charleston.
Atlanta, July 12, 1876.
Tho heat hore for tbo past tiro days has been raoro <
Intolerable than for years before. We nave had cloud- i
less, glowing mornings, hot and slitting, and l
sharp, vivid thunder storms every evening- j
Tbo lightning has been unusually fatal, in
this section, but there are uo heavy winds. The nights
are cool, but the city Is heated each day before eight I
o'clock. Thero never has hcon a sunstroke lu Atlanta. <
Tliero Is soma suirerliig from proslrutiou. Business Is j .
almost totally suspeuued during the middle of the day. , |
Atlanta is hum and notuhlv tileasattC. but this attack :
flattens her emu The thermometer ranges as follows <
for lour days:?00, 04, 90, 93.
The mortality list does not run above the average
figures, and the Increased sickness Is noticably ouiy
among children and old people.
new Havks, July 12,187dL
A thunder storm occurred hero yesterday niternoou.
It was the llrst rain of any account for several weeks.
In Naugaturk Valley the crops were somewhat damaged
by hail.
xii i.ed bt lightning. f
Wilton, N. H., July 12, 1878.
llrs. James n. Holt, residing at West Wilton, was
Instantly killed by lightning during a heavy thunder ?
storm last even log. The wood work of the room where
the was ruling was somewhat shuttered. n
" " I
Wkstfikld, x. J., July 12, 1878. j
During a thunder Btorin which* passed over this g
tectioa of Union county yesterday alternoon Straon
[.ambcrt's bum at Now l'rovidcnce was struck by 0
ighlning and burned, with tho contents. Shortly j
dter u largo cider mill adjointug was struck by light- t
ting and also consumed. Tho total of tho losses is c
stimaled at $S,00l).
Kusarktb, N. J., July 12, 1878. "
During a shower last night tho lightning struck a I'
mm belonging to Mrs. Lambert near Wostfleld, and it, c
ogeiher with her four other barns adjacent, all tilled r
ritlt grain and hiy just harvested, was burned to tho [round.
Yesterday Major George B. Ualstcd, of Newark, tho
)nly remaining son of ilie ex-Chancellor, left that city
for Minneapolis to Inquire Into the mystery that sur_
rounds his brother's death and look after his remains.
It will bo recollected that a few days ago the news
was received In Newark that Frank hal.stcd, tho
youngest son ol the Chancellor, had been found
drowned In Mlnuetonka hake. Tho report was that he
hud committed suicide. The body was found bloated
lo huge proportions. It was floating face downward.
\round the neck was tied a suck containing u huge stone.
A Coroner's jury gayo a verdict of deliberate suicida
It is the conviction of tho family, however, tout Frank
aas murdered. It appear* that lor some tlmo past ho
had been busily engaged building a boat, which was to
ply on the lake, and, as was hoped, make tho fortune '
ot Frank. Some time ago ho cume Fust to raise funds j
lo complete his boat. Ho raised In Newark $1,000 on
laud hi' owns adjoining his lather's, at I.yons Farms, |
near Newark. Ho had besides $400 or $.100 and n gold I
watch and chain?in all about $1,500. he could i
not have been buck many days before ho was j
found drowned. On the body was neither a cent of money
nor any watch and chain. As Frank had got j
all he desired, was In the best of spirits when he left I
Newark, and was in a lair way to make a fortune, his \
frienus scout tne Idea ol bis having committed suicide, j
Their firm be lie I Is tnat burgl.irs entered his house by i
the lake, where lie lived mono like a hermit, robbed |
him and then murdered him by throwing biui into the ,
lake. The tad of his visit to his lolks lit Newark oxplaius
tho marking ol his trunk and certain | f
writing*. On Monday, July 3, a llshing party "
front Kxeclslor wont into tlto upper laxo on nu j
excursion, auU at about uonn slopped at Captain Hal- 1
sled's bouse, and In accordance wltb a pressing Invita- ;
tion front Captain Halsted, who bail reptested Ibcni, In j !'
case ho was absent when they euine, to uko possession 1
ot bis honso, the Captain baviug told them wticre they I {
would tlnd tho key, thejr opened ilic bouse. They |
soon noticed a trunk packed and locked, and directed | 11
to Ma.ior llaUtod, Newark. N. J., a brother of the Can- i '1
tain, and a packago marked "books,'' addressed to Mrs. j
Hunlap, Excelsior. A letter on the table was addres
ed to Mr. 11. Camming*, ihc man who ; J1
bus had charge ol tho construction of
bis boat. In one corner ol the envelope I 0
was written the words, "Look niter things here."' !
This letter gave rise to the surmise of j
suicide. Captain Hul'lod was lound dressed in his , !
best suit of clothes. In all the lads tho Iricnds of de- ;
uvi urwiju ,
gor* (o rlotr up (lie mystery.
Th'H II.listed lanitlv see ins to lis fatsd. Out of six !
son* tlio \oncrublc ex-Chancellor ol New Jersey lias
lost Ave by violent drath. Caleb, llie r uest, ?a< killed i
nt n lux bunt, near Klzabeth, some loriv years ago.
He loll Irotn Ins liorso, ?*- cauitlit iu tno stirrup, nnd
drageod nutll Ins brums wero d ished out, Hubert was
cnptuin ot the bark tlrillin, oivn.'d by the lanmus
"l'rl." In it lie carried round the Horn to Caltlornis,
In 1S4S, ret, Abe, George and Frank and other N?warkrr*.
among the lirst at the gold lie I dr. The t'aplain
was carried oil In his prime bran Attack of "Yellow ,
.luck.1' The terrible late ol 'Tel." tbe most (unions
ot all the llulstrds, la vet fresh in the public mind. A
woman of Habylon, the mistress of n charcoal dealer |
niimeil George Holts, wiled i'ct Irom lib hovsohoid '
gods and to his death at the uands <>l liotts. The
tragedy e.-.dcj liv Hotts swinging irom the i
gallows, a victim to Jersey jn?tiee. Not loug alter
Abe II iNted, the fourth ol tlio brothers, had both leva
mangled by a horse car accident so tb.it lie died. IIis
Iriendtt said he was assisting a lady when he was
caught under the wheels. Others tell a dllli reni "lory. ]
And now conies Frank to a fate equally shocking
Meanwhile the poor old Chancellor l ea at u,s homo at
Lyons Farms wondering If even his hoy Goorgo will bo
spared to close his lather's eyes lit death.
Ths action brought by Mrs. Bedell, of Brooklyn, i
igsiusl the Kqnltablo Lite Asenranco Company of New
Vork, charging gross extravagance In the m inagemcnt
if the business ailairs ol llto company and praying
hat a rocelror be appointed, was the subject of gouersl
:onvcrsation in the city yesterday. Tho immouso in
[crests Involved nnu me pronanuiiies 01 tno action
succeeding wore Irecly discussed. and no llttlu excite
mcnt was created among the policy holders and other*
interested at even the possibility ol the affairs of the
roncern being, by order of the Court, wound up. The
prevailing opinion was, however, thai the action could
not stand, and that the motion lor it receiver would l>e
lenied Among lawrers li wasa itravu matter of doubt
n bother the Court had jurisdiction ever the matter, ns
He re Is a State Superintendent of Insurance, show
Inly It is to investigate wherever official mismanagement
It brought to ins notire. A II?: <.?i.t> reporter
called at the office of the eompanv yesterday, but In
the absence of the President and Vice President Irom
lh? city the Secretary, Mr. Alcxauitor, declined giving
expression to any views, pro or con., until he had coiilulted
his senior officers.
Kati# Grennan. six mouths old, was severely burned
resierday m >rmng by b?d riolhos taking tiro at Iter
larsiiis' bouse in Saudr Hook. 8ne was taken to the '
hsRtbcra Street Hospital and tbenca to lloonovell i
iospltai. I
rULY 13, 1876.?WITH SU
Republican Ratification Meeting at
the Cooper Institute.
Addresses by Mtssri. Stooghton, Salomon
ana urnrrai nupairicK.
Cooper Institute was about three-quarters fllleJ last
evening at eight o'clock by New York city republicans,
who assembled for tho purpose of formally ratifying
the nominations of Hayes and Whocler. With tho thermometer
Indicating probably 100 degrees in the
largo mooting hall it roqulrod soma considerable
strength of inlud on the part of our local
republican statesmen to enter cordially Into tho j
spirit of sucb a gathering. As nn opening
radical demonstration it cannot be callod a failuro.
neither can tl bo designated a success. There was not
an enthusiastic crowd, and the telling points ot the
speakers did not rocctvo that recognition usiiul at stir
ring political assemblage. Tho weather will probably
somewhat explain this eoudillou of aflalrs. Tho stage
was tilled with representatives of tho party. A formidable
list of vice presidents and sccrolarics wero announced,
but few ot iboin put in an appearance.
Among iboso who occupied seats upon tho platform
woro <?enornl Kllpulrlck, Alderman Pinckney, William
A. Sliner, Thomas K. Stewart, John A. Foster, Kronerick
Kirliuo and a host of others not particularly known
to the public Tho host ot vice presidents contained
tho names o( Kdvvin I). Morgan, Joseph H. Choato,
Alonzo B. Cornell, William M. Kvarts, William h. Van
urruiu, munuw neon, rruuericii n. r<ewaro auu several
oihors or notable poltticil standing. But many of
luose names on the printed lists seemed to be the only
guarantee of these gentlemen's support of tho meeting.
A tow minutes before eight o'clock a brass band
[ilnyed outside the Institute, and at eight o'clock
Zolouol Cburlos S. Spencer culled the meetiug to order.
Several hundred seats were vacant, but bofore Mr. <
Houghton had proceeded twonty minutes these seats
sore nearly all Oiled up.
Shortly utter eight o'clock the Lincoln Club, with a
now silk banner, marched into the hall and wero
oudly chcerod. About half s dozen ludies occupied
leats in the body of tho lisll, and seemed to participate
n whatever enthusiasm animated the molting crowd,
rhe Union Glee Club furnished tho vocal part of the
ixcrctscs, which were exceedingly creditable. Tbo gen,lemon
composing this club came In for tho lurgest
diare of npplauso during the meeting. "Hold the Fort
or II iyes and Wheeler, Honest Men and Puro," brought
town tho house.
tub 1iektixo.
Colonel Charles S. Spencer camo forward at eight
t'clock and called tbo incotiug to order. He said:?
Ladikm and i:kmti,kmk.n?As Chairman of tbo Comnlttce
of Arrangements it becomes my duty to call
his mooting to order. I cougralulato you ropubll- I
nn ladles and gentlemen upon tho nominations or tho I
lopublican National Convention, Rutherford D. ilnyos t
or President and William A. Wheeler lor Vico l'resient.
(Choers.) I congratulate you on the platform
n which that Convention has placed tbeso cundidatos.
congratulate you most especially and hoartily upon
be vory. plain and ample latter of acceptance from
iovcrnor Hayes. It covers the wholo ground;
l meets squarely every issue, and it
irunounces so cloarly that he who rnns
un road, Tor equal rights for all men, ior civil service
eiorm aud lor hard money. (Applause). 1 congratulate
on ou the bright anil brightening prospect* of trtiniph
ot tbeso men and these principles. I now have
he honor and tbe pleasureol nouiiuatiug for chairman
>f this meeting a ripe scholar and a poworlul and disingtiiabed
jurist who. In this hour ol struggle lor the
uturo Interests and prosperity of tbe Union, comes to
he tront in his grcst knowledgo and ability to strko
. powerful and elUcient blow lor tho nominees and
irlnciples of that republican organization; wbose
ichievcmenia tu tbe post will, in tbe ages to come,
irlgbtiy illuminate the pages of the history of our
lountry. and wbuso ollice aud missiou in tho luiuro
ire to socuro tbe lull fruits of its lavora and successes
n the years that have gone by. I uonnuntc lor chairuan
ol this meeting Kdwiu W. Slough tun.
The gentleman named was elected with cheers, and,
ofuing forward, began with a hriel euology ul tho Ciuunuuti
candidates. ''Principles, not men," sunt he,
'liavo lieretolore been tbe politicul war-cry of tho
tarty we oppose, aud thousands have been captivated
hereby. Hut 1 .-ay, 'lien with principles.' Wo have,
is 1 believe, called as our leaders tuon who will lallhUlly,
aud with nil their strength, strive to hold and
tcrpoluale those widespread and costly blessings of
lalionai unity, liberty and protection, under the law,
t Inch so much blood aud treasure have been
ixpeudcd to secure." Tho speskcr eontinnug
said he trembled when be thought
vtiat might have beeu the tato ol tbe natlou had tho
looinncs ol those who then reprosculed tho dcrnoirstlc
party, aud who ovun now sully Its councils,
irevallcd. ' Ho rcturrod to the ociiou of President "
iuchanun, who, in lt>60. "askod iheAltoruoy General v
f our naiional governmcui, if tho President, could
orctly retake within u mulo national property seized
iy armed traitors," and ipioted the opinion or tho
lemocralic Attorney Cenerul in reply. '-It tnay bo
iroper to ray," lie continued, '-that, although Mr.
'ildcn was, when that opinion was written and pubnhed,
an activu and somewhat eminent politician, in
ull communion with Tammany Hall, 1 do not think
10 at any lime?although tho opinion nod Message
?Inch followed It produocd a marked and depressing
fleet upon Union niuu?ever protoslcd against
ho reasoning or conclusions of either; nor did he,
o my reco.locilon, by speech or not, ut any early
leriod of tho war, assist in subduing by toreo of
irtns (hat turrtblo rebellion which had been so much
ucouruged by a democratic 1'rosideut ?nd his able
tttorney General. Indeed, i tuay, 1 think, carry the
ame criticism upon Mr. I'Udun so far along as the
lomination or (ioncral McClcllan in 1864, ttpou a platorm
which lu substance declared that the war lor tho
turposo ot rostoring the Uciou had proved a failure,
'crliaps Mr. Tildeti, In souto speech or tueetiug, dolounced
this democratic bcresj, but il ho did tuy
ncmory fails to recall when and where. Tho demoratlc
party has not usually been rortnnnle in its platortns,
aud in this respect that adopted at St. I.ou>s is
ml an exception. It is a seu.satioiial paper, onlilled
o no respect, because tho offspring or sltaui and insinlerlty.
the sr. i.oits rtatroiim.
The apoakcr went on to dis-ect the St. l.ouis
datlortii and show what he considered its weaknesses,
telcrnng to the paragraph ;u which is demaudod "a
udictuus system of preparation by public economy,
>y olllciai retrenchment and by wise ttnuncu winch
nail enaulo the nation soon to ussitro the wholo
icrld or ils pcrlect stability," he said it would
>e difficult to find in tho language a more
urgid, senseless or bombastic paragraph than this.
t commits tho party to nothing, although t a sort*
nouey man, acquainted with the loose and extravagant?not
to say dishonest?manner in which the item crane
party, when in power, has generally mauuged
he affairs ol the country, it should be consoling to relect
that as the capacity to resume is to be attained |
nly by public economy, official roircnchmcnt i
ind wise linancc, tho day of resumption I
s doubtless lur oil. ITo should also lie i
:omlortcd liy tho fact that resumption is only ;
,o be secured by such it system of nuance as shall ul
m lime create an artlllclal scarcity ol currency or
ilarm the public tutu a withdrawal ol that vaster mushluory
ot credit liy which niuety-iiva per cent of nil
Unities* transactions aro portormcd. This is sulll:!eully
Indeflnite to etultle the orator who shall utcnipi
to expound the meaning of this double beaded
pahering" pl itlorm to solt nioney men to in.-ist that
resumption can only cotue with the millennium. As I
ivlih individuals so is it with nations, and I
alien this pooplo shall ndnpi as the measure .
and standard of obligation to redeem its
promises the vague, inuoaiiltc and inconsistent
phrases which stammer and stutter on that subject m
lie democratic platform, repudiation is at hand.
IncoQd, in looking through tho platform adopted at
st. I.ouu. one Is struck with the lact that It contains
Put three distinct aud definite pledges; one for (lie repeal
ol tno resumption clause in tho act <>r 187j;
Ihlrd emphatically indorsing the conduct or tlio
minority of tho Houso oi Keprcscntative.s tn its
l>re->?- !l effort to prevent the passage of the nccdtul
ippropriatioti bills through congress unless the
Senate will agroe to such provis ons its sliull reluce
the number of employe*! in tho deportments to
tho extent ot some 1,200. and the salaries of all Iroin
ten to twenty th o pur ceut. This arbitrary attempt at
joorctou ot the J<on*te, on pain ol suspending the
jperationsof the government, is unproccdenteil and
Hostile, not only to tho l>c?l interests of the country,
ml to that harmony ot nrtion between the two
sranchcs of tho national Legislature absolutely eatenihJ
io tho proper working ol our system. It is not uifIcult
to understand why this \ lolent action is now atrmpted.
It Is done under the cry and pretence of reorin
ami reduction oi expenditure, and although the
tenate, aficr the most careful Inquiry, Is sntiailcd that
IiS work of the departments cannot, after tucb areInchon
of force, ho carried on. it is still willing that
rom one-half to one-lourth ol the present lotce shall
>o di'pcnscd with and some reduction ho made in the
>al >rlca which, as at present, are barely sufficient lor
iuppori. ?
coxDinox or TnR sorm.
After dwelling at some length ii|>on tho condition of
he negroc* at the Jtooth, the speaker summed up bis
tjmarks as lollows:?
Bulieviug. thrreloro, as I do, that Mr. Tildon, II
'lecied, would h<> controlled in the interests ol his i
>arty, and, not having faith enher In his genius or In (
ns mission ss a reformer, 1 cannot but tear that should
to he elected the eountry would lie subject to that '
omewhat vulgar and revengeful tyranny which has 1
for wra? time port dominated, ana which still reigns
iu tbc House ot Representatives, aud I should expect
this soon to lead to the substantial undoing of much in
the South which it has cost tho North inestimable
blood and treasure to create und establish, and
I should (ear, also, repudiation or tts entering wedgo
within the next (our years; for who can doubt ibm tho
Southern democrats would rejoice to know that a public
debt incurred to subdue ibeir people into subjection
to tho constitution und laws no longer existed as a
burden upon thetn? In our nominees lor President
aud Vice I resident wns have nuiu ofcupacity and large
experience iu public ailnrs?men, too, ot characlers
Irreproachable. Nor can I doubt that Mr. Hayes,
when elected, will call to bis uid a Cabinet ol representative
and ublu men. Without such aid 110
President oau ealely take the helm ol a great
Male. I trust I shall live to see tho day whoa
in this country, us In Croat Britaiu, able CabillPt
\t il?l?tAra Will Its* U liAtsadOifV n u ia.-??M tsu I l?A ehoioft
ol' a wise President. But this cannot occur uuiil tuewoer.s
of the Cabinet uro entitlod to sit and speak, but
not to rote, In the House ol Representatives.
Alderman .Josepti C. 1'iucWucy, at the close of Mr.
?lotigliton's address, read a list o! 21ft vine presidents
and 12U seoreiuries, who were duly declared elected.
I.oud calls wore mude for (icueral Woodlord, but be
was absent through Illness.
Tbo I'nlon Glee t'lub sung two songs, after which
Mr. John if. Wbtlc read the lodowing resolutions':?
Tiik City ok Nkw Voiik in Mass Mbictimi Asskmhlbd
In entering upon the I'resldcntial canvass of 1S70 we
arc not unruiudful ol tbo significant tact that It Is Ihu
centennial your of our nation's Independence, and
whuu wo look back upon tbo great procession ol evruts
Hint have occurred during tno past 100 years, not oniy
In our own country, but umouu the nations of tbo
curth, wo linU ibat in magnitude and tinportanco this
nutiou's progress lins been more emphatic,
more progressive nud inure prosperous during
t lie sixteen years of the ascendancy of llio
republican party tbnii during any oilier decade of itmo
during the century. It came tuto power surrouuded
by discordant und belligerent elements, nnd upon tlie
very threshold of a long, bloody, lniernccltbi war. It
touk rebellion by the throat and ground it to powder;
It wiped out forever the loul stain of slavery; it saved
aud preserved the life ot tbo nutlon, and altor tbo tearful
struggle was over it Introduced und established
such wise und bencllcenl constitutional amendment!*
ot will forever givo enduring peace to our wbolo
country. Taking Into consideration the waste and
destruction ot property aud ttic liugo debt which |
was necessarily created by tile war of the
rebellion, tnts nation has shown more resiliency, ondurance
nud recuperative powor than any nation on
the lacc ol the globe. In this grand era of good w ill
and good feeling wo would gladly relieve this canvass
ot the asperities, antagonisms and hatreds that usually
enter lulo the discussion of important political issues,
nud it Is not tho Inult ol tbo republican party thul it
cannot he avoided. Already 11% integrity Hiid honor
have bocu so unjustly and malignantly ussailod that we
should lie wanting in sell-respect and manhood did we
nut hurl buck with defluueo tho foul Imputations and
slanders lhat are now ringing through the land.
l<et us for a moment examine whether these statements
aro well founded. At the recent Democratic
Convention held at SU Koine, the vuneruhlo Nicbetn of
Tammany Hall, who called tho convention to order, uttered
bitter lamentations over "tho corruption o; tho
republican party," and declared with wringing hands
that ho never could be happy so long as the democratic
party was kept away from the public crib. A prominent
bunker ol tlie city. In his indiscreet zoal, interrupted
tho rogular and ordinary proceedings of the
Convention, and in dolciui souuds told of
Ihu stupendous wickedness ot the terriblo republican
party, charging it with being "sectional, intolerant,"
und the direct cause of all tho ills and
troubles thul have voxed tho body politic snco the
glorious days of James JSuchunan. The reader ol the
address and resolutions lamented "tho abuses, wrongs
andcriinosot the sixteen yours of the u-oen<lanry of
the republican parly;" and when we recall the iacl that
lor thirteen of those sixteen years this new Hedged re
lurin democrat was a member of the republican party?
received its honors, offices, and emoluments?and became
a democrat lor tho bauble of tbo l.lcutenanl (iovcrnorship
of this State, wo can, purhaps, afford to be
complacent und let such aspersions pass by us unheeded
as the Idle wind. We ure neither vexed
nor alarmed, lor we havo become used
to such cunt nod swagger. The cry of
reform as now uttered has a familiar sound to ns. In
rates past its shibboleth was "Tweed and ltcforra,"
then "Tammany Hall and Heform," and now it is
"Tildcn and Ketorm I" It is tho same burk, with tho
same hair, train the samo old dog. It is like the reform
proposed by the nnfortuuate fox who lost his tail
In the trap; but tne now tusbiou was not adopted. It will
ignomimously fail In its object, lor it relics tor success
upon the ignorance of the people, and ignores their luleihgeuce.
On the greut <|uesiion now agitating tho
:ounlry. the ijuestlou ol hourst currency, the demo:ralic
platloi m is n "delusion and a snare." Itisfieiiher
-nmi, ueeu nor iowi. - 11 ennuis 10 luror a return to
specie payment, ami vet opposes all measures baring a
vnuency to bring about tbat result. lilt has any iuclligoiit
meaning it is signilicaut of repudiation and
rational dishonor. In a word, Its head Is of brass,
vhlle its body und memoers arc stubble and clay; and
u November'next It will he "tucked up In Its little
>cd," and be heard of no more torovor. The mission
if the republican party Is not yet ondod. Wo snail go
orward with our work, conquering and to conquer,
iud to lhalcnd we hereby resolvo:?
t'irrt -That we cordially approve, indorse and reaffirm tbe
leclarntion of priuclnle* at laid down by liio Cincinnati
t'ailotial Republican Convention, and ir. the vital truths
herein contained we recognize tbe only true basis which
till make our helovod country united, prosperous and happy, j
md we heartily and hop-fully accept and hereby ratify the ,
ictioii ot said Convention in noinluatinir lor President und '
ice President of the United States tiorernor Kutherlnrd ]
I Hi.yes, of Ohio, und lion. W'i.liam A. Wheeler, ot New
Nc.twi /?We can. willi coiifldenoe, challenge the most rigid
erntiny into tlin public and private life of liovornor Hayes. j
lis record bcara no taint. Ilia integrity has never been i
iie-lionetl. Ills nroad, comprehensive und patriotic views,
s expressed In Ilia letter ol acceptance, assure* ua that lie
rill matte a ?i?e, rafe and Incorruptible Chief .Magistrate,
ud wo will rally around, support und triumphantly elect
ini to the exalted position the people have designated tiiiu
a fill.
Third?flio name of William A. Wheeler, of onr own
late, is a tilting second lor that ot Oovrrnor Haves, and In
is long and efficient public service. Ids spotless life and
liaraclcr, his uniformly rtigtiCiei, able und conciliatory
nurse on nil public iiueatlona arc a full guarantee of his
tuinent lltness in till with distinguished honor the high
osiiion lor which lie has been noinluated.
y.wrth?We pledge ourselves, one to the other and to our
(publican fellow citizens throughout the Union to give tho
ute or the btupiro ainie to Hayes and Wbesler.
tiik othkk hi'kakkr.s.
Tho resolutions wore adopted, und, after more music,
ho secretary nunounced the illness and conscuucnt
becuo of General Woodford. Cull* wero therefore
node lor various Idi1ivk1iiu!s on the platlorm, but tho
hatrman of tbo Committee ol Arrangements declared
urtl* that the latter body had laid down a programme
rlucb would not be deviated Irout. The secretary
hen read lottors regretting Inability to be present trout
I. J. Oglesbr, Senator Iroin Illinois; Itichurd II. Dana,
r.; Hon. J. K. Ilawloy and General John A. Dix.
hree rheera were passed and giveu lor the latter,
ho band plated ''Marching Through Georgia," and
r-Governor Salmon was introduced as tlio next
tteukor. The gentleman went over the old ground of
ho tluanci.il policy ol the two great parties. Kelerring
o the money plank in the St. I.outs platlorm ho
utd:?"If Mr.Tildcn could bo elected upon that platlorm
should despair both of the honesty and tho
nlclligenco ol tho pcop.o. That party is'essentially
ipposed to lite tulfitmcui of the piodgo made by tho
:otcruuienl with rospoct to the payment of Its just
lobti>. Id Its platform the only thing it say* is that |
he net or 1ST5 which provides for the resumption of
pecio payments In 1ST!) shall he repealoh, nud that
ius tin- compromise they made with tho inflationists,
vho were howling for its repeal" Talcing up the suboct
of civil eervlco rctorm Mr. Salmon said:?"Thero
s not a uaiion on tho glolw which has such a
rreichcd civil service as tho I'nitcd States. Tho reMibltcan
party is not, however, responsible for It;
ve inherited it Irom the democratic party. It was tho
'stn?listicd system of tbc country through an unbroken
Hie of democratic rrcsldcnts and otllcc-lioldcrs since
ackson's term wlt 'ti originated the wicked motto that
to I be victors belong the spoils.' And when the great
'( publican party of the country came Into power iu
soil just before the outbreak ol ihc war it had no time
or reiorm, but was obliged to follow iho beaten track
vliicb had been trodden tor so many years, tint lol
stnnd up botoro you speaking us u republican, and I
ay to you our republican representatives have not been
rite to their promises in Congress, because that bodv
cis not carried out sonio sort of civil service rolorm
luring the pa-d lour years. (Applause.) It was ex
iltcltly stall d in tin platform upon which General
rant w is elected tour years ago that thero should he
i reiorm, and 1 mvsell believe that President (irant
ntended honestly to carry It out. I know that he hu?
cpealodly urged upon Congress in his messages the
uliilmetii ol llio promises that had beeu made to
he people upon thin subject, and that tho Coniress
ol the l imed States, republicanh ninl democrats,
ma demooTata, II t inn correotly Inlormed, in larger
iroportion* than tho republicans?tailed to carry out
ho order, and even laughed down the notion of root
in. 1 have no hesitation, therefore, in saying that
lie representative# ot the people of tho L'uned Stales,
iuth democrats and republicans, have not been talthini,
in>l ispecially the republicans, who were elected
ipun platforms by which they were pledged to carry
tut that necessary reiorm iu ttio civil service. Congress
is but the servant of tho peoplo, and
I ibey nro earnest in ihu matter and
ako no mnnnor ol citcuso or subtcriuge from
epresrntaltvcs they will certainly eventually carry
nit the will ol the people. (Appiauso. | And 1 In-hove
t to he I tic earnest will ol the people ?| tho United
Hates to nee a change made in our civil service ai stein, !
o see a reform In it to such an event that horcalter
be patronage shall not he bestowed a< a mere roward
or political services; that lierealier wo shall not in- !
pure alone, or not inquire at all. If you plca-c,
tbother a mail who occupies a subordinate position
inder tho government Is a member or a particular
tarty, hut snail hold place during a long scries of years
>r during good behavior."
General .ludsnn A Kilnntrick was Called lor at the
ilose of Mr. Salmon's speech, and, coming lorwurd
tin Id a slorin of applause, made one of his charactersiic
speeches He eulogized in an ardent manner
ivory mult whoso ninto was talked ot as tits poastblo I
intuitive of the Cincinnati Convention previous lo I lie I
issombllng ol that body. Ilo spoke of t ho war record
>f Uoveruor Hayes and challenged "any deinocrai
n me honso'' lo riso ami loll bun wbal Tilden ?r?s
loinn while Hayes was Ugr.ttug lor Ibo nation. The
ipeuker sand wlchel his paragraphs on tneso topics
villi lunny stories which kept the undicnce in good
mmor despito the Irigliilully high lonipernture. :tn<l
to wns tro'tuently interrupioa by outbursts ot applause.
At the close ol his address, the meeting was declared
John II. Clottgh, aged a xty, ol Coxs.ieVie, N. T., fell
nto the North River (rout the barge J. C. Ouraut,.nt
he loot ol Eleventh street, yoaterday morning and was
irowued. Hi* body wa* recovered and removed to llio
Horgae. Coroner Ktckhoff will Inyostlgnto the cut
The Brazilian Zmperor leaves for
Europe on the Russia.
Farewell Scones at the Cunard
Dock ana 01 the Bay.
The ruler o! tho Brazils haa j(t our shores, after
visit of three months duratloi In which time It is
probablo that be has seen monof tho United States
than any living American, tn thesame time. At seven
o'clock yesterday morning then was a good deal of
bustle uud hurry in tho Buckit/fmm Hotel, as it waa
known by tho guests and tb-: fcrvaota also that the
Kmperor and Empress ol Br zil could leave the hotel
at ball-past Seven o'clock lor Jefcy City, to take pas.
sage for Europe by tho Cunard Meaner Kusslo. I'unctually
at that tiuio tho carriage! drow up at the entrance
of thu hotel on East Kifioenb street, and Immouiatelv
tho Imnorial party, led by Ills Majesty,
Dora 1'edro 1. ami his cnsort, tbo Km- ,
press of Brazil, uppearud ant entered tlicm.
Their Majesties were followet by Viscount
do Bom Ilciiro and tbo Viscounbss do Bom Retiro,
Donna Josepliina da Costa, Maid of Honor to Her
Majesty, with a number of others of ho imperial sulk
Tho Kmpcror was dressod in black Iroadcloth. Fifth
avenue was quite silent wbcu tho Emperor drovo down
betweon its lines of brown stono ptlaccs on his way
to tlio Dosbrossea street ferry, and as tw Wdow of the
approach of tho Emperor there wis only here and
thero tho lilting of a hat In tho wayof salato to His
Mujesiy to denoto that ho was rocogniztd by those on
the sidowalks.
At Desbrossos strcot ferry there was stme little delay
boforo tho carriages could bo trauspored across the
river. There was a large crowd of peopb In the ferry '
house at the other sido of tho river wlen the ferry
boat camo in with Dura l'edro and his ptrty, and Hil
Majesty, who wus all the time energet cally restless
wliilo silting in the carriage, was glad to llnd himself
on the Cuuard dock. Tho quarter and mtln decks of
seniors, ladies and gentlemen, who wire anxious
to witness His Majesty arrive on tho dock. A
pleasant surprise awaited tho imperial nirty a few
minutes alter they had taken thoir places on the deck
or had gono below to sco tho rooms ullottd to them.
As il by magic tho strains ot a full band gave forth In
splendid stylo the stirring melody or tho Brazilian
national hymn. At once every ono rushed to tho side
of tho Russia. (illmoro with his band massed around
httn, and of course every ono cheered, including the
Custom Houso inspectors, tho mnlo passengers golnj
away and the vigilant detectlvos standing on the dock.
Among tho distinguished ladies and gentlemon waiting
to see the Emperor and his consort otr were Carvaluhao
de Borges, the Brazilian Minister and lady; Consul
Salvador do Mcndoza and lady, from Washington; Dotn
Torreas do Barros, Secretary of Logatlon of Brazilian
Embassy; tho Brazilian Centennial Commissioners, *
from Philadelphia, and a number of Brazilian ladles
and gentlemen ol high rank, who camo to make their
adioux to thoir sovereign on his departure. Thcso
dusky-skinned and Joyous personages were delighted
to hoar tho strains of their own national hymn,
and applauded Uilmore with an enthusiasm behtting
the occasion. In <iuick repetition liilmoio played tho
"star Spangled Banner," "Ulory of Brazil." "God Save
tho Queen," "Tho Kussian Hymn." "Tho Ausirian
Hyinu," "La Marseillaise," "Waoblatn Khein," "Hall,
Coiuiubia" and "Vankoo Doodlo." In tho meantime
tho Emperor and Empress had been visiting thoir sUt<
room aud ex pronged themselves satisfied with all the
urrangemeuts. On the Russia, abovo the beads of the
posseugors, tbo green Brazilian standard was floating at
tho maintop, the English standard astern and tho Cum
ard private signal at the foro peak.
Tho tug Fletcher had beou engaged to tow the Russia
into the stream, and n hawser was fastened to
the stern ot the steamer, and after a good
deal of delay on the part of the steamer people sbo *
was at lust swung into the stream. The steamer Only
Sou had bcvu chartered by a party ot Spanish ladies
mid geutlemon and by Gtliuoro and bis baud to accompany
the Kussia down tho Bay out or complimont to
His Majesty. From the fla.'statl o( the Only Sou floated,
an enormous red and yellow Ilatt, with tho lion und
castle ol oid Castile. Governor Budlc, ol Now Jersey,
came on board ol the Kussia Just previous to her leav.
lug the dock, and wtjs Introduced to His Majesty, wtn
"It is very hot. Governor, to-day."
Governor Bkdlk?"The hottest I remember Tor
twenty-five years."
Tho Kmi'kkoii (in a study)?"It Is very hot, Indeed;
the sun it burns above."
As soon as the hawser was fixed to the Russia by the
Fletcher Mr. Gilmore took his band of sixty-four pieces
on board ol tho Only Son, and this little steamer ran
in und out around the leviathan ocean steamers, tho
band playiug patriotic pnd appropriate airs all the time.
Among those on lioard ol the Only Son were Senorita
Ksmeralda Cervantes, the Comtesa San Miguel, Senorita
Manucla K-pina dt> Horboso. Senorita Assumpcioo do
Cu.vas, Senoriia Concepcion do Cuyas, Senorita Toresa
de Reparto, Koslta Cuyas. I)ou Fernando de Herboso,
Don Francisco de llcrboso and otbors. For tallow
passengers on the Kussia the Kmperor was
accompanied by Viscount do Bom lie tiro, Vice Admiral I
J)o Isimoro, Mr. George H. Hokcr and lady, Dr. Souzn
Fontes. Chevalier T. Maccdo. Mr. William J. Honninns.
Viscount ami Viscountess Mandoville, Mr. William
Rigby, Mr. M. H. Sand lord, (!raf Victor Von Helmstail,
Henry Sellgmuu anil the Count and Countess Do Smirnoir
Tbo Emperor and Emprcus romaiuod below for
tomo tlmo alter tbo Russia had moved into the stream,
and did uot ascend to tbo deck until opposito what wag
on Sunday morning Castle Gardon.
Just opposite the Battery lay tho largo United States
frigate Minnesota and tbo Brazilian man-of-war Nlctheroy.
with their yards luliy manned, and presenting a
mugsilllceul appearance. As tho Russia came up with
steam on. the Fletcher baring dropped her line, tbo
jolly tare swarming In the yards of the Minnesota gave
tbrco hearty cheers to the Kmporor, who had now
como on deck, and tho sailors In tho yards of tho Vlcthoroy
waved their raps to their sorerolgn,
who iu turn lificd his hat slowly and nowod
toward tho vessels of war. Tho steel Whilworth
gnns thundered forth one alter the other In battery a
salute to ihc ruler ol the Brazils lu responso to tbo
compliment the Brazilian standard at the main peak *
of the Russia was dipped, and the broad bannor ol
.Spain, which nearly enshrouded ttie little Only Son, ,
was also dipped in V Kon ol recognition.
Gilmore played the "Star Spangled Banner," and
every one cheered again and again.
And now catno the moment to bid goodby to Pom
Pedro. Tho lively mclody"bf tbo Brazilian Hymn felt
and rose across the waters as the Russia stood lor th?
throat ol tho Narrows, and the Emperor hearing the
hymn appeared on the quarter deck, with a fan lu his
hand and tho Empress by his side, and the kind and
courteous old gentleman waived a last goodby. The
Only Son turned lior bow up tho harbor, Gtlmors
struck up a lively air, and, as tho Russia sped out for
blue water, with a thousand good wishes and farewells,
the last bar of tnusic heard by Horn l'edro ol Brazil
was that ol "Vankeo I?oodlo Dandy."
UncA. N. Y., July 12, 1876.
Argument on the application of Miller ami other*, ol
New York. Tor an injunction restraining lurlUcr proseeulion
o( work on tbo Kant ltivor Ilndge. was made .
before Judge Johnson, I'nlted states Circuit Judg% in
this city, to-day. Mr. William M. Erarts appeared (or
the cities ot llrooklyn anil New York against una Mr. *
Arttoux for the Injunction. The latter reviewod the
acts of the legislature and Congress under which
the work was begun, and held that as the
bridge would compel many vessels to strike
their topmasts, its construction was in violation of the
charter. The cost to vessels in striking musts was
made part i>l counsel's argument, who pruyod for an
Inluiiction on the ground that the bridge would be a
serious impediment to Commerce and a burden to
shippers. Mr. Evarts had learned that very few vessels
i tint nouid not pass under the bridge at the height of
1 la loot used tbo K.ast Kivcr. The cost to these uf striking
their masts would not excocd $10,0<H>a year. Against
this cost ho placed tno annual inioroslon the mo ey
already sunk in the bridge, (420.000. He also presented
allldavits ot vessel owners, showing that striking ol
topmast* was a small nllair. and all vessels prepared lot
sea bad crews competent to do this at any time, its
argued strongly that the bridge would not obstruct tlit
ti4o hi ins river, and tliat?l?o demand of two vast communities
for accommodation should outweigh the objections
< ilercil. J ml go Johnson took tho papers and
reserved lux decision,
^ - ?.
Colonel I'alne yesterday informed a HniAi.ii reporter
that the tower on the Nuw York sido would bo cons- f ,
p eted within a week, ready lor tho cables, anl that a *.
new phaso of the work would then commence, tho
laying of the flct chMo*. The work on tho anchorage
would be ready lor the cables in about a fortnight. The
tlrxt aldo wooid l>n in |iosiuoii during the lirat week is '
August?this would be a steel ropo throe fourths 01 a*
inch la diameter.

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