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Why Eoolesine's Rapid Transit Bill Was Defeated. CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS. Could Cities Be Governed on Business Principles? NO BOARD OF FINANCE. (Lively Debate in jthe Senate Spring Elections. Albany, April 10, 1877. There are two lobbyists bore who, whllo iboy pro less baring bad no part In bringing about the defeat ot ficclusine's rapid transit bill, leel sstlsfled tbero was money used to tbat oud. Harbour, tbo bead of lbs craft, was suspiciously uclivo last week; yet tbcy say tbe lobby alone would haro been unsuccessful without tbe efficient aid glren by one or two members on the floor. Tbe story or tbo wbolo transaction must transpire ono of these days tiomo mon invariably get cheated in matters of this kind, und they llnd It Impossible to restrain tbomselvcs from talking about it when It happens tbat any considerable sum ol tnonoy was set afloat and tbny failed to get a slice aftor doing their sbaro of the Iniquity. Thoro Is no more honor In being on tbo Itatlroad Committee than on that of Public Health; yet see every year what a desperate straggle tbo "commercial" ones among tbo motnbors mnko to get themselves placed upon It. And whore Is there a solitary Instanco ot tlio Railroad Committee ?vor reporting a bill to disturb tho Interests of any well to do railroad corporation and perform a public boueflt? "UttKS.r," OW COUBSS. Then again It ts too tnucb to ask as to believe that tho country members who voted almost en matte ara all so denaoly ignorant as not to know that rapid transit Is tho crying need ot Now York city. If thoy read the papers?und It Is Baroto nssutno thoy do?that tact must have been drilled Into tbclr minds alter tho long agitation of tho subjoct during tho past ten years. Though tho bill lutroduoed by Mr. Kccleslnc last evening takes away the grounds of ob jection irom those who votod against his former bill It would be over-sanguluo to oonclude that rapid transit Is all sale. Tho agents of tho street car com panies will bo on band promptly. Oao ol thorn, natnod Jim Richmond, arrived to-day. Ho Is Mr. Jacob Sharp's man. and he steals In and steals out of hero us If be wished to escape observation. On the 2.Sili of tbta month tbe argumont on rapid transit bo fore the Court of Appeals comes oft, and if the order or the Supremo Court, Uouerttl Term, bo sustained tbo car companies will regret they spent so much money on worthless legislators. DK1IATK ON THK CONSTITUTIONAL AMBNDMBNTS. The Souuto spent all the day In discussing the con stitutional amendments based on tne report ot tho Mu nicipal Cburter Commission In relation to the govern . lueut of clues. Tbo Urst provides that "tho Legisla ture may provide that elections lor members ol city boards sball be so rogulutod as to give minorities a proportionate sliaro of representation therein." Tho principle of minority representation, Mr. Woodln said, was already in operation In certain public boards throughout tho .statu, but some doubt bad b?on expressed as to its cousututioualily, sad tbe purpose ol tho smendmout was to romovo any doubt ou that head. Mr. Kennaday thought the resolution ought to bo considered in the Committee of the Whole llrst. as he Was oppooed to giving it only a hasty consideration, it was Mr. Woodln's opinion It could be considered Just as deliberately in the Senate as in Committee of the Whole, tnd It was so considered and adopted. Tbo principal amendment, as It gave rise to most of tbe debate, was that providing that boards or llnaoco ?bould bo olecled by tbe taxpayers, and not by tho rab ble, so to speak. If tbo rubble elect, Mr. Woodln sub stantially hold, nothing would come of it but tho aatne old familiar Hoards of Alderman, of wbicb the people were long since tired and diagusted. In Now York city, for Instance, tbo Board of finance would be no better than the old Board of Supervisors that was accustomed to pass upon tbo estimates. Mr. Canard had au Idea that tho cost of having two sots of registration would more than outweigh tbe pecuniary bouettis to be derivod from tbe propOHOd plau, and Mr. Jacobs, ever truo to party, insisted that it would be clearly unconstitutional, being a restriction on tbo rtgbt ot suffrage and directly antagonistic to tho spirit ot free Institutions. THAT VOTING CLAU8K. Mr. Morrlssey said he woe In lavor of ovory other part ot tho oill. but be would bo compelled to vote against the wbolo thing if this discriminating provls . lou In rogurd to voting was left in. He should fed asuamcd to go buck to tils constituents and bavo any ot them say that "Morrlssey don't want a man to vote because he hain't got no monoy." A motion of Jacubs to postpone was lost and the dis cussion wu renewed. AN UNWABRANTKU KXBTRICTIO.V. It was Mr. Woodln's View that tbo claim of restric tion was without warrant, bccauso there is no flnsnce Board now, und the members of the Legislature in creating It can tnake wbutevcr provisions ibey cboose. Tbe right of sullrugu was not a natural right, as it was conferred according to the pleasure ol the Logisluturo. Mr. Jacobs was surprised that those who favored tbo amendment to tho national constitution looking to tbo bestowal of the unrestricted right of suffrage upon tbe n?gro wuro now lound lavortug a resolution putting restriction upou the wlitto man's vote. WHO I'AYS TilK TAXKhT Mr. Starbuck couiondod. in his emphatic way, tbat the laboring man in the cud putd ibe luxes, yet tho proposition was to uxcludo him Irom vuting In fuvor of tucu who liappeuoU to bo a little belter ell' than him tell. Mr. McCarthy wished to hsvr the amendment suit milted to the people, sad lot them decide upou It Mr. Gerard thought the Bume. It they thought It wiso to restrict suffrage who could lalrly couipialn t Mr. Colo favored tho proposition because no thought Senators would havo time enough to dcicrmino their lndiviuual views later ou, when tho people came to vote on tbe article. Mr. 1'riuoe was of a similar way ol thinking, and ho formerly showed there was u radical dulect in tho gov ernment of the cities of the iSluto. Mr. Kincrson mude u motion, which was lost, to atiieud so as to axciude rent payers Irom the list ot those who may voto lor members of the Board ol V lusnce. A LOST CI.AUHK. Another motion made by Mr. Jacobs to amond so as to allow oloctors who puy not less tbau per annum tor lodging, to vote lor tbe Board of finance, was uiso lost. Ibun Mr. 6larbuck followed with a brace and a bull of amendments, tbe Qrsi providing that nuv local work, the cost of which is to be wholly paid otherwise thun by the city at large, must bo authorized by a vote of two-thirds or all tho mombers elected to tho Board of Aldortueti, with tbo coiirout of u majority in num ber and interest. The next provided that tho section reading "City elections shall be bold separately Irom tbe Hlaiouud national elections and In March or April" should not upply to citios having less thun lOU.Ubu In habitants. The third provided that the Uouid of Finance should have no other powers except such as aro con lor rea In tho arllolc. All ihruo amendments, alter u stirring debate, wero lost. Mr. Prlnco inude a motion, which was also lost, to ro commit tho article to the Committee on Cltlus, with m Itrucuons to separato tbo provision providing lor tho election of tho Board of Finance Irom tho rest of tho article. Mr. Kennaday moved, and it wus cnrriod, tbat tho mi-tubers ol tho Board ol Finance shall po.-suaa tho satno quailllcatluns as those prescribed lor electors ol tbo Board, Tn* VOTK ON TUK llgSOl.UTlON*. A vote was then taken ou all ol tho resolutions, ex copt the seclluus providing lor a spring election, nnd tho section ol u board of finance, tbe sections rolutivu to minority repreteututlou uud to tbo unties and pos ers ol a board ol Supervisors over a board ol Alder men, except where making contractu or creating allowing, or auditing couuiy charges is involved, wore adopted, and subsequently the provision for spring elections, but to iho atiiazainuiit ol every body watching (he tlcbuio tho section providing lor tho election ot a Hoard ol Flnsnce was lost, ull tho demo crats and Biiadcu, republican, voting in tho negative, i The Uobnto was uniuiaied throughout uud unusually 1 prolonged. A KkCONMIUKKATKIN KXI'KCTKn. To-morrow a reconsideration ol too vote by which this particular fentnre ol the concurrent resolutions 1 wus lost will be moved and carried. The mishap that be lei it to-day was owing to tho ubxeuco ot several republtcuu Senators. The democrats, to u iiiho, put themselves on record as nelng opposed to uuy i attempt to restrict or discriminate In mo exorcise ol too right ol suff rage. They shrew illy enough managed to huvo tho section concerning the Board ol Finance separated from toe rest, ami tnuy were thus enabled in place themselves in u favorable 'light before the peoplo as voting lu lavor ol ull the other relorm points in the resolutions, wtiilo carrying nut the wishes of thoir con stituents by voting against the cluuse which is 10u most unpopular a ltd tui-Ann-riean. The senate held no session to-night, owing to tho lalo hour at which the morning debate whs brouglat to a ClOhO, THK COUMITTKK ON CITIKS. Tho Committee oi) Cities held u meeting and con lldured various bills, among which was one of Uualy's to abolish the office o! Corporation Counsel In New York, fitl agreed on liuviugu lurtner hearing on Thurs day. Thoy also agreed to report Invorably to-morrow Flecke's blil authorizing the expenditure of $100,010 on the atrocts bolow Fourteenth street. Hl'HiNVss or rug nous*. Third rending el bills took up tbo time of tho Assem bly, most ol those passed bulng ol unner sud local tm por lance. STATU nOAtth or AMSKSSO.IS. In connoctiuu with a memorial ot tbo Mayor and Common Council of Mow York Mr. Morrissey Intro duced a bill providing that ono or the State Assessors (ball always bo a resident of New York city. ri'KM WATKU ?OU UPTOWN WAKU*. Judge Kobcrtaou Introduced a bill turn uiornlng au thorizing an expenditure of frtuu.oOu for giving a sup ply of Croton water to tbe Twenty-third aud Twenty fourth wards of New York city (newly acquired dis trict). Mr. Turdy, in the House to-ulgbt, introduced a bill with a similar purport* TUH k'XCISE LAW. Mr. Nacbtmut this evemug Introduced a bill Into tbe Assembly to amen* tbe oxelso law so as to permit tbe granting of licenses te liquor dealers generally. Tbe bill grows out of tbe rocebi decision of Judge Kolger, to tbe edoot that licenses oan be granted to sell liquor "to be drunk on the promises" to Inn and notei keepers only. INVESTIGATING INSURANCE. diving into THZ xvrxiaa or tub mutual, GUARDIAN, MBTBOPOLTTAN AND EQUITABLE COMPANIES?WONDEB8 IN PBOXIES, BONUSES AND COMMISSIONS. Albasy, April 10, 1877. Tbo Insurant*' Committee met this afternoon and beard tbe testimony of Shcppard Humans, president ot tbe 1'rorideat Savings Insurance Company. He tcstlQed:? llad beon an actuary for sovoiiteon years In tlie Mutual I.ife, and tlirso year* In utber companies: wiu tlrst cou Uuctad with Ills lusuraUG* in 1850; pruxlos aro oblsinod from policy liuldar* wltli a view to stroiigthouiug the posi (Inn of the nlflcaro; agents aro frequently requested to oh laIn tbeui tor this purpose; lliey aro generally given to any ofllner ny mtiue; they have no riirlit to require pruxlos us a consideration lor lusurlag with the companies: proxies are usually kept to be used when there is on occasion fur tlieiii, but tueru ohm only been one or two such occasions in tbo Mutual Gila; in jn7<) tliore were two tickets. and l.y means ol jirnxio, tlioro wn> an Im mense majority for the officer.' ticket ; saw tbo proxies cant: do not remember to have heerd tbe lu.ult duciaruU - the opposition ticket wai uuo mado up hy policyholder.; I think pruxlea are dauaurou. when lasting an Indetlnlte time : tnoy m iy be Used tor other purpose. Hutu tho one oriirlnully designed hy tho policy holder who gave It; where proxies aro held In groat number, iu tliu com) of n .lock company It would bo a very dangerous power; when the surplus of a stock coiupauy equals the amount of po lite., the policy holdora .haunt ho ullowcd to vote ; believe that a law prohibiting tbe buldiug of proxio. would be voryju.t; there can hardly bo any way or preventing oltiror. Iroiu Ubinjr their inlluenco to obtain proxies or to necuro volts; my connection with the Mutual coated in 1H71 hm actuary uuil altogether iu 1872; dUapprove of the manner in which' pruxie. are given Iu certain mutual cuuipiiiilua; think they eliould he limited to tbe particular election lor which they are given ; the oRtcora have an limine amount of power by meane ot proxle.; It proxle. should bee .uuo Invalid after one year It would work very Justly : kecret combination, tu cot poK.OH.iun III compauie. should lio guarded against but net more .o than in banking institution.; there ?? a caao iu tho Mutual Ufa itaolf where a combination ol policy holdora secured proxiaa uud carried an election. tux ixiwK.it or ruoxtxs. . . ^datou was then able to put iu niue uew trustee., and had hiiuseil uiado presidout in place of Mr. Collins; Mr Wiu.tou at that ttme vas ouly a trustee: no one nut odivers seeui to have auy cbuoco to Uud out the uuuies of policy holders so a. to obtaiu proxies, except hy acres, to tl?o companies' hooka, which is utmost hu|Mis?ible, or by ad vertising; policy holders, witness thinks, hare tlia rlgui to loox over tho books; lie cuunot suy that tho privilege l*r ?onSJ' woul11 J1* accorded very freely; a Mr. MeCuilougli, III IHlitr, as a policy holder, was given ilia; privilege, hut no cuuhge iu the oOiuera of any importance resulted trout If ho was lu the lutersat of au opposition. l*SCBtNCK Til legs, llioro are several mixed coiupau.es where policy.UulJert have no right to vote; ho knows several Instances wboro a majority of tbe etoek has heun purchased to control elections in reinsured compauies; audi was the case iu the Widow, and Orphans ; Mr. MeUurdy, Vice President of the Mutual Lite, was a director in the Widows and Orphans', and secured the majority of Uie stock ; It was roln.ured In tho Mutuul Protection; those two companies holug consolidated became tho It e servo Mutual, which afterward was swallowed up iu tbo Guardian. KKOKMOCS AflKWCY KXfKXSKS. Iu examining tbo aacounts of tho company wltneas found a chcckstub lor $25,OliO lor agency expenses, which seemed to be suspicious. . Mr. Bliss?Did not tbo chock book show that the check was drawo three mouths before tho consolidation ? A. No sir u few days afterward. Witness was al.u ^Director of tho Widows and Orphans'; atjout one-half ot the Directors ol tno Widows and Orphans' were also Directors jn the Mutual Lile; tho stock of tuu W idowtt uud Orph.tu* was ourciuuod at par; wituoss op posed tho transfer; Mr. MoCurdy drew the contract lor re insuring, as attorney and oounsel for the com pany; tho contract w.a aoopted unaiiliuously witness not having voted; opposed the trans action because the Widows and Orphans' was In good shape, while the Mutual Protection was really a ins piciousi company and iu bad repute: Mr. Burrs, of tho How 2"rJf Ljla. said aftorwaril that he would have given !! ,?r tlic bu sines* of tho company; witness lum no Ntock a| the timo of tliu traunier. anbou-h ho a. tod aa di rector; had Moid his stock, but it probably was i&va ,n naino ou tho hooks; tho report of tho Widows Slid Orphans' of the your does not to his knowledge show that the company was lu.oiveut, hut its stock was somewhat Impaired; the business wu* euro lully selected aud the Impairment resulted Irom tho loo heavy dividends declared; unon the calculation hy tbu actuary u liability of some Suo.tAiti was ovariooxeil, and thus resulted the Wrong dividend: tho wltuass was consult ing actuary hut did uot make the calculation. 'iu Mr. Bliss?I do uot think I am <>u record as having stated that Pi Impairment was due to an increased m?.r tallty; the differences between the olllceni of the Motusl Life and rayselt wore duo to tho fact that Mr. Winston had dirooted that post-mortem dividends should not U? paid ill though the charter doclurus that they must ha paid 'tho wituaaa, us actuary, tried to porsuado Mr. Wiu.tou that It was wrong, hut ho could nut ho persuaded, and witness refused to sign the anuuui statement unless ho could modify the oath that it was true; Mr. Winston objected, and the assistant actuary (tinned tfto statement; iiy-iaun were afterward adopted at Mr. WJnstou'i iu?Unco, giving the duty of nutiit tuarv"00 liC?OUWU 10 4,46 kookkoopor ln?taad of tha ac him tha auditing of his o?n ac Witiioss?Tea. sir. Wltuass hud also pointed out a defect in a certain calcula tion lor tho change ot the dividend system, which had boon made hy eertuiu prolcssors of Wast point, a delect wliicli would have Involved disaster to the company; ? now method of dividend making was then ugreed upon hut it proved unsatisfactory uud Mr. Winston became angry und hi. connection with tlic Mutual was di,solved. To Mr. Bliss?Do not Lclleve that M-. Winston Intended to do apyihiLg wroug In prohibiting the p,?t mortem dlvi dunds, hut it was in violutiou of tlie charter , , ? ? "HTIIOfoLITAN COXI A.W. Joseph P. kuapp testilled that ho is president ol tho Met ropolhau Lite Iiisuraiico Company; hi. salary commenced at >4,51)0, then was fo.lKJtJ und is now fd.iSKj; pas re ceived a commission of ono per cent of the next premium lucoiuu of the company after the ex penses are paid: his averago compensation has hee-i about nine thousand throe hundred dollars, tbe commis sion paid hi in lust >uar was $8.;PXj; there was none paid tbe hist two or three years; a contract huj been made to give him a largo commission, hut ho hud all wed the auiouut to remain In the companyhe himseir had aski-d the Board of Directors to abrogate the contract when lie found the com pany needed the money; the first bonus was paid tho year alter me counsel w?s abrogated ? loan of H:#M**J was made to mu upon roal estate a huiisu and lot worth more I ban twice the amount; tlie loan ass made bee a u so the eompaiiy iiceied ul short notice a mcrt gage which the State superintendent could accept tn place ot the l iiltod BUtes securities which tbu company desired to withdraw. ? . is k<^1TABLK COMPANY ATTACKkl). Joseph P. t ackier, an actuary, testiUed that ho hsd made an cxatuliialloii ot tlio l.quitubie Gompany at tho request ol a committco ot policy lioldurs ; what lie discovered on Jiis examination Wita obtaiuod prole.slonally, and he would prefer not to say auyllilug about ft withoul tho Cousoi.l of the iier^oiiM Itjr wiiom ho acted. Mr. Ureau, counsel for tlio Kqultuhle, hero suld that tho company had no objection to having thu rosult of tbo ox urnuiutioii made public. Mr. Kackler said that there was nothing materially dam aging shown hi his examination. Mr. I'aekler having persisted in his refusal to answer the committee decided to adjourn nut.I t -morrow at liuif-past three t . M., when the question of coiupoiliug him to au.wir will come op tor decision. WIS WALL WEEl'S. I " "" "" | CONCLUSION OF TUB UXAUI NATION B* THE COMMri'TKB OF TII1UJ3. 1'ho oominitteo of throo appointed to Invcsti^ato CorUIn charges made through tho prcas und othorwleo against Hev. Alvah Wlswull, Master ol St. John's Guild, met aguiu last evening at thu rooms ol tho Guild lit West Fourteenth stroot. All tho mombori of thu cuiumitlM, Messrs. Floyd, Spuur uud Hull gnrten, wore present Mr. Wis wall tvus present uud his case was conducted hy his oouusel, Mr. Townseud. No jiersuu upjicurud to muku a charge, aud Mr. Tuwutcud blnlud thut hu hud writ too to Mrs. Wiswuli, uilering iu p iy hor exjjunsus to Now York II she ivishod to appear botoro the com mil toe to suhstautlato the charges sho Inn made uguiust her nus hauih Ho road Mrs. Wlswall's reply, wliicli stated that owing to ill health she was uuuhlu to cumo; uud also a letter Irum nnothar iudy, to whom l.o had written, stuttug thut she hud canud ut the house wboro Mr Win wu. I lived, nuu has been Inlormcd that the iallor lady wus lu her usual health. Jilt. WI8WAI.L KXAMIXKI. Mr. Wiswnll was then nwurti by Mr. Max 8. Kllur who suid lie wus it notary public, uud u number ui questions wore put to liim by Mr. Townseud fegardui?? tuu relations between miii nud Ins wile, tnc causes uf tlioir separatiou, Ac. Mr. Wiswuli deniod tlio tiutil of tlio published Ktutuiiients ul Mr.. Wiswali charging him w itli iiiliuuiity und with dofrnuding her out ol cerlaiu property. He stated that Mr.. Wiswali, who was irom iwcivo lu (iilucu yuarit I.i-i hcuiur, una uuic.iaouahiy jealous ol him Irniu u very short tniiu alter their mar rlugo and that iboir life wus rendered very unhappy I rem tins cuusc. Shu wished him to give up the ministry and go llvo lu tho country with tier und tin rotusiil wua ouu ol tliu priucijial causes ol' ttiuir unliap piness; sue was daily lu the habit ol charging liim with liitldclity, and persons ol the highest stunning and ro Spi-ulubliity lu tlio eUureli wero thu object ol lier sus jilcious; ho gave many tustunces ol hor jieculmr Ireaks ol jealousy ? one being lu me case ol u child llvo years old?und xuid lliat his (laughter was taught lu Hpn in hielacu and treat linn with i vory mark ol ili.rospocu Mr. Wiswali wus usked it ho huu called Ins wilo ' an old hug. ' ticloro aiisworiug ho hid Ins luce behind a incco ol manuscript. Wbeu liu uncovorcd ins eyes they were seen to contain u tour ouch. 1 did " lie uuswered, utiild broslhle.s silence. Ho gave ilu ae count ol the various sums of tuoney tie had psid her lor tier support ami that ol their daughter since their separation, tho average amount being ubout $1,000 a your, uud Iter receipts which were given In evidence, wore cxtraordluury |iroducl ions. A small piece ol paper in lira, Wlswall's handwriting was produced, stuliug that "Mr Wita-ail will he louud at Mrs. I , No. and wh"ch u was sworu, was uillxed ou ono occasion to iho out* side ol his door. A number ol posiul curds irom her to hor tin.bund after their separation wero also read. 'Jhoy, in nearly all cases, iiiuilo demands lor money to procure clothing lor their duughtur and othor such tilings, and recommended tlio spending ol loxi money on champagne nnd other luxuries lor Mr. Wlswall's mistresses The question ol Mr. Wis wall's removal from Trinity Cliurcti wus then gone into, and a number of letters worn rend hoarmg upon Hiu subject. The drill of this liortion ul tho widened was to sliow that tho rcmovul wus not in couitqueuco ol tho cliargos made ugsinst him, but, ss expressed by Dr. Dig beta use "hid character as n clergyman had been lowered and bia Inttnence to aome extent Unpaired" by the scenes caused by bin wife's eccentricities. The record ol tbe meeting* ol St. John's Guild was then produced and ttie resolution abrogating the canon, till Ibrit prevailing, tint! tlio Masior should bo a clergy in&n connected Willi Trinity Cburett, was read. A memorial Irorn over tbreo bun dreu members of St. John's Ghapol protesting against Mr. WiswaU's removal was also produced In ovldouco. MK. MAX XLI.SK'S KVIDKMCii. Mr. Max S. Klltr waa then examined, and testified tbat lie hod seen Mrs. Wl .wull < onto into tbo rooms ol tbo Guild, tn Varick street, under lite lullueuco of liquor, und that hIio noted in such an abusive an-l violent uiaunertliat tie was obliged to call a policemuu to remove Itor. Mr. Kller waa asked by a member ol tbe committee wboiltcr be bad ever received any sal ary or other money from the Guild, and lie showed u great disinclination to unswer, but finally said ho hud rccoivod u salary aa privaio secretary to Mr. WtawsiL The committee then, after <i short consultation, an nounced that they hud concluded the examination, and adjourned subject to tbo call of the chair. THE AMER1QUE AFLOAT. SATE ARRIVAL OF TUB b'XT.ANDED VESSEL IN FOBT? BLIUI1T DAMAGE SUSTAINED?TIIE XSr FORTS TO GET HER OFF. A telegram was rooeived early yesterday morning al the office of tbo General Transatlantic Slouinsbip Com puny, in Broadway, giving the wolcoino intelligence that tlio long stranded steamer L'Amerique liad neon hauled oir tho Kong EraDch beach during the night and al tllteen utinutus to tight A. M. wus flouting, anchored In dci'i> water. At tho ulUco ol the com pany many persons called yesterday to oilor tlietr congratulations on the ovont. Tbeso woro rotoived with great courtesy and Katlifaclion, uccoinoantod with tho nasuranco that there bad never been auy olber expectation entertained by tho company than tbut tbo vessel would ultimately rosumo hor plaoo on tno line. Their court lencc, tbey said, wus louudod on tlio strongtb and build ol tho vessol, aud though lor throo mouths uud three days sbo bud boon ashore uud had oudured tho uuuaually severe storms of tho win tor, It would be louud, tboy thought, that her eoudl llon was much imttsr than was geuorally expected by thoso unuei|Uiilnled with tho ship. UKKTIXU THJt AMl.RlyUK. Mr. L. Do Helium, tho ngeut ol tbo company, and Mr. M. 1). Porzoli, the suporintendanl, immediately on tbo rocolpt ol tiio lelcgraiu announcing tbo floating ol tlio Amerique went on board u tug aud proieeded down tbo b?y to meet hor coining up. At stunuy Hook thev stopped to obtain uuy lulormntiou that might have urrivod tliero since they left tlio city, and thoro thoy saw tho Amerique moving to tuo eastward. At tnu same time llioy had tho satislactlon of observing the St. l.uurunt, another ol tho company's mourners, duo yestorday, making lor this port. AKKIVI.M1 IX POUT. It was expected iliut tho Amerique would arrive In tho buy about lour o'clock iu tlio uliernoou, and ar rangements had been made for her iu tho Erio basin. Tho cousequonco of this expectation was that a uuru bcr ol genilctnou interested iu shipbuilding wero round duriug tho aliernoon anxiously waiting lor hor uppeuruueo. They worn doomed to disappointment, and went awuy without seeing her. In tho ncighboruood ol tho Erie busin there won coiisidorublo excited anticipation. On board tho stoamshlp ihosStsto of Georgia, which was iu tho Erie drv dock lor repairs, tho crow lurnod muuy au anxious look down tho buy, hoping to bo rewarded by a sight ol tho long looked lor ship, owing, however, to tho difficulty in handling her with a broken rudder, tho Auiortquo was uot soon until about Itvo o'clock, whon tho tug bout Belie! was descried steaming abeud of her. From that time thoro was a coiiconirattou ol ut teutlou directed ou her movements, uud she camo slowly steaming up with tho tug bouts, Rebel ahead, tho Uyclops und the Hud.-on ou tho port, tho W. K. Giedwtteh and Only Sou on tlio slurlioaru. At twenty miuutes past six P. M. tbo Urst liuwser was thrown aslioro at tho loot of Con over sticol, Brooklyn, whoro the Now York Warehous ing Company's docks aro siluuiod and to tho north of tho Eric basin. The Aiuerlquo will lie more Tor a lew days aud will ihou go luto tlio Erie dry dock lor re pairs. Tho external Indications ol damage wero so lew tbut it cxcltod exclamations of astonishment from tho groups of persons on Hie dock who had boon unxlousiy awaiting hor urrlval. Her topmast and ber yards wero down, hor rudder was curried uway at the water's edge, her stern post was broken and ouo ol tho blades ol hor propeller wus gone. These were all tho slgas ol dam age. OX BOARD. I On board thoro wero still lower Indications of the severity ol thu strain sbo had sustained aud tho rough weather she hud eucouniorod during the tlmo sho had been straudoU at SeuhnghU With tbo excoplIon ol u broken ponllght hero und tliero everything on hoard seemed to bo in order and had the sumo uppeurauco thai would liavo been ptesouuid had tbo vessel ooino into port Iu January iusL Mr. Lovull, tno purser, said that ut olght o'clock on Monday night they lound, with very groat delight, that she began to utovo, and at lour o'clock in tuo morning she wus iu doep water, and ul eleven o'clock the cables wore slipped und she was takon In tow by the tugboats. The ship had uot leaked either at tlio bow. midship or stern. In tne saloon tnero was not tnu slightest dis placement ol any article of furniture. Everything was In Its uccuslomed place and the tables were laid lor dinner. It required a very stroug eOorl ol the Imagina tion to realize that you wero on board u vessel that hud been stranded lor moro tuun three moutua. TIIN ONMCIAL KKCOUU. The following Is the official record of the auccoss of the ertorls to lloal the Amerique from the tune tho vurist'i wout ustioreJuuuury 7, wont hhUoto Ht lureo o'clock A. M. ; January 12, tuo tugs moved hor lor tho llr?t lime and she gained l> feet seaward; Jauuary Is, gained 110 feet; January 10, gained 3 teal; January 27 lost 12 loot; January 28, lost 16 Icet; February alter huving galuod 120 Icet, tho ship was thrown buok by the hurricuuu; February 20, gained 4 luet; Febru ary 27 gained 10 led; March 2, gaiuod 21 loot; March 18 guiued 46 ieet; March 25, g.ilued 15 foot; March 20, gained 60 loot; March 30, gulncd 12 led; Ap'tl ?, gained 120 Ieet; April 10, tho ship floated al eight o'clock A. 51. orrtckKS axi? chew. Tho following aro the names ol tho officers, all ol whuin huvo remained on board since the Auierlqua went ashore, iu JanuaryM. Pouzo.z, captain; M. Joseph Viel. second captain; M. lluulUu, llrst lieuten ant; Jl. Grader, duel engineer; 51. Euvell, pursor, and M. l.eapriuors, doctor. Muuy of the crow returned home immodislely alter the disaster, hut there is now n crew ot sixty hands. Captain louzolzwill roiurn Wltn his Ship to lisvre, after which lie will rejoin Hie French Navy, In which ho holds Iho rank ol lieuieu ant. TilK wnnckixo COMPANY. Much satislactlon Is lull hy thu Wrecking Company al tlio successful termiiiutiou Of iholr long toiilinuoJ elfurts It Is understood, sinl Indeed siuicl hy iho agents ol the Trunssiluntic Company, Hint no arrange ments In tho shape ol pecuniary rcwurd have been made with ilia Wrecking Couipiny far pelting thd Amerique oil. Captain Slerritt, who lias had peraoual charge ol the Wrecking Company's work, seldom left tho ship Ironi the commencement ol tho operations, latsl night, when the brut hawser was thrown ashore lie Jumped aboard tbo tugboat Cyclops sud steamed lor his home, with all steam up. THE 11USLAND BB1AKING UP. Loxo Branch, N. J., April 10, 1S77. Tbo surf, which has been unusually high all day, has dashed over iho Ruslond, preventing ull work ou board. No boat has been out to her. Iho break iu lier sido has opened lurlhor and Is now lull)' ouo loot wine. :ibe is settling last in the sand; but il lino wcultier Hi ts In it will ho possible to sate the buluuco j ol her cargo with thn aid ol divois. THE JlUSHUN FLEET. VISITORS TO TUB BVKTLANA?DECORATIONS SENT I5V TJ1K EMPEROR. Several parties of ladies, with gentlemen, in com pany with officers ol tho touted Biutcs flagship i'ow hatan, or by invitation of tlio Kussmn officers, visited the Russian flagship Svallauii yo.-ierJuy. To-day tlio United Slates flagship I'owhalan will louvo ino port ol New York lor I'ort Royal, according t?. orders. The Minnesota is to uko her pluco uud hoist the Admiral's peunaut. At one o'clock Captain Na/.lmotr, commanding tho cruiser Cr iyss-r, now lying ui I'hiliidelpliia, arrived ou board the llagsllip ?V-ttona, Mom Philadelphia, In oiler lus Easier loiictluilons to tnu Admiral uud Grand Duke Alexis. PKCOKATIXO THK omcKUK. Tho Admiral rocoivod yesterday a lelegfam Iroin tho 5liniHter ol Marine, .luted at SU Petersburg, conveying his lelloilations and announcing that tlio Emperor had signed the order giving dnh rout decorations to various officers of tho fleet. Among llioso decorated wero Commandant Bhalrolf, ol mo Rogutyr, who received tho order ol Nt. Ar.no of the second class, and Com mandant Nuzimoll, ol tho Crayhnor, who received tuo HUiiio decoration. Th? Graud Duke Alexis passo<1 tho Uny on ehore and rciurixMi to blM ship iu thu ovuiiliiu. ABUSING A 1TUSONEB. WHY PETER BRONNKR WAR NOT BROUGHT TO COURT FOR THREE WEEKS AFTER 11IS AR RERtT. Peter Urooner, nineteen )oars of age, was arrested hy Officer Lowe, ol tho Tenth precinct, on iho 17th ol 5lurcli, charged with being connected with it burglary committed on tho premises ol Bernard Levy, Na 72 Baxter street, on tho 18lh ol March, uud also with one corn milled on the premise* ol Peter Schilling. No. 43 Eldndgo streot, ou the 11th of March, whvn $*>00 wortu of metal wns carried awuy. Ho was brought be loro J udge Wandoil yeaterdny aud hold in 11,601) ball on two auparitto charge, llo was not brought to court heloro because on tho night of his arrest officer Uovlm, tlnm special officer ol the lentil pre. met, went into llrouuur's cell in the station hoii-e and demanded Iroin htm certain Iniormaiiou concerning tho above niootiono.l burglaries. ou Brunuer declaring tbut tin knew nothing about tnoui, Special Officer Devlin look Ins club and jammed it into Hie prisoner's eye. He was taken to the hospital, uud had been there evor since till yestorday. lie hm lost tuo sight ol Ins right eyo forever, and Officer Devlin is on trial before the Commissioners lor his brutality. The case comes up to-day. Acting Captain Kaas asked Judge Waodoll to allow tho prisoner to remain in the station house, as ho wouM lis rnquirbd lb appear at tho Central UlUCO to-UsV. i THE GAUG OF FORGERS. WH AT LED TO THE AllBI'.HT OF THE BOXD JOKOIB8?THE POLICE BETICEET. Tbo lour prisoners arraeted by Captain Allaire lor complicity to the $04,COO check lorgory ou tho New York l.tlw lusurauco Company were yesterday brought to tho Oootral Otllco, where tholr portraits were uk?'U lor Insertion iu tho Rogues' (Jullory. Their names uro John Iieckor, Joliu Worth, Clement tier ring nod Frederick Elliott The story of their arrest has been considerably involved and with dllhculty uuy inloruiutiou bearing on the case could bo secured. District Attorney i boips refuses to say anything about it, and Captain Allaire is silent when questioned. From this it would seem Ibut tho cuso li not yet complete and that another J prtsouer or witness is wanted. It has, however, been ascertained tbal tbo discovory aud arrest of this gang ol lorgois aud couuterloiters Is trucesb'.e to a capture made aouio linio ngo Ijj a young clUeer iu the Fourteenth precinct named Wein berg. which at ibo ttuio wus thought to L>o ol litllo account, hut troiu which Important developments have since ariseu. 1 ho story was published In the IUwald at the lime, hut us subsequent Iruits wore of course uuUuowu. Ibe following are ibe lacts oi the case. TUS WAUOX AKUKHT. Early ou the morning ol February 20 OUlcer W e.u berg, Ol lUe Fuurteeulh preciucl, stopp. dla *^,,u winch was being driven through <-unul sin , " . ' rested Augu-l Soliu, ihe driver, the vohlolu vv,ih louud to contain the proceeds ol a burglary ^.iiiu ' at tho Store Ol 1'. it. i'oddle H Co., No. . . Lin,moors sticut. sohu, ou being plseed iu couuueu.eul. aud ^ ing tho prospect of a leuglliy luei.ruurulioo beloro i him, hinted that ho would he wiljiag; tu make suiu ' disclosures which would load to Very I n pu r run I result.-. Iu course of time ho acknowledged inui bo had been associated with burglars, aud had. lie queullv been employed to transput the l'foo<(eda of robberies, aud had lioui tiuio to umo Carried Ibrougii llie streets tu places of couoouliiioul the inachiuery an uiousllS wnicti .1 gang ol counlerlellers made use ol. Ue a'id that ho had been brought trom hls Uou.e u C in lion strict by a UUluhur ol "lOU )? assist in carrying oil the plunder from Peddle a place. Ou tuis suieiueut Olhccr Weinberg aud Delocnvea Wade and Morau went lo the house aud there louud ilrs. Catharine Hulirur, wuo. on seolug theui, hurried uii stairs uuu sl allhily ouueuVored lo destroy a e'k'W pi>x by dropping u into the lire. Weinberg irusu-uted the attempt and louud that the box wuumod iwu couuterleit iliry-coul pieces, a seartU ol the ,ram , isea revealed a iiuuutity ol conuterloll tuouty iu the j Shape Of onls and com Furs, Jewelry and other valu- | ublos, evidently tue proceeds ol robberies, were also | discoverod. A CltiMIXAt. 0KN. The Subror family was louud to bo more numerous i tb in was at lirsl supposud, uud U became ev ident that Ibe" were Located will, a gang ul counter oilers and I cracksun n ol no mean standing. Tbuvaluub.es lound i lti Cannon siroel never roaclied the I olice 1 ropurty ; Cleik nut gut back tulo tlio bauds ol tho people with j whom tUoy vvuro discovered. No doubt some of Sutirera promised lu butruy tber uolleagiiusiucriiiie, us It will be soeu tbero is reason lo believe they hsvo done prov.dud they got oil .cot iroe. At all events, thoy'suecooded iu uscapiug the cluicbus ol tho law. valuahls imroitMATiox. Iu the mouutlmo August riuhu in ins col hecaino qulto comuiuulcallvc, ,,ud said that 1m would be willing to dUclose tho names and method* of operation ol u gang who had perpetrated a $0-1,uOO forgery, luia at ouoo secured hliu a hearing, uud lie slated that he liaJheeu employed to move about the apparatus ol ihls party; thai ihey hud pressos and ull ma chinery uecossary lor doing their work ekilluliy. He said, however, ll.sl u would he lu.pos.lbe to capture ihou. at ouce, as tucy were tUou lu uo South carrying on some criminal oporatlous. wltU the i .......ip i.l ia 11 wli lie WUti UUilCQUiilUlod. llllti SltttO rnuut vias at ouco looka u.to b'y Captain Allaire and j bu coucludud that it was ttils guiig who had torged aud uegoimlcd lho check on Iho New York Lt.u ln-urauco Company which had been cashed by the Lnion trust Company. Ill Inn. he freely staled Ins opinion that they ware the parties lo hi. captor, Officer Weinberg, to captain Allaire, and to others who hud access to hint. TIIK CAPTCIHt. The Information thus secured was used u worklng up the case, uud uil ol tlio parlies criminated by OUlcer Weinberg's prisoner nave biucc boon kept under sur vutllunou. A low eveu ugs ugo uu older member ol the Suhrer family come inio tlio Fourteenth l'fyu"'"1 station hou.o and Inquired lor baptaiu Al aire With mm ho was closeted lor several hours, no doubt imparling the news ol Ins colleagues return Iroui tlio South and the moans of ellectiog tbolr cupiure. Cap Utn iuaire hurried oir al onco with <>Ulcers Croker, Wilson Corey aua W ?do, uud soou returned with the PTr.rare?,WdoalbUe""lUtdnyo lour men (It 1. believed there Is u Ulth) wuo ompioyod .Sohu lo transport their augravlng apparatus. Tina machinery has been found secreted iu u house in the guburbs ol Uio city, and. With a quantity Of specimen bends and bank turner brought to tUu slullou house. Pinker ton's detectives, who have boon Working on thu case have socurad a lot ol evidouee which will, lu all probability, convict the prisoners It that lull, tho tesumony ol the driver captured by OUlcer Weinberg, to vvbicli tbelr arrest is dodbllcss mainly duo, may of llsotl sarva that purpose. coiui rnocskuisaa. CO I HI nttn-nni??*?*? Shortly niter threo o'clock yesterday afternoon Caolain Allaire of the Fourteentlt product, outered Uii Tombs Polioo Court, uud became ul onco the oeutro ul utlriicllou tho spectators jumping at the con elusion that tbo mysterious forgery ense the police Uud maintained sucU .ph nx-llse ro ceuce, was ul lust to be made public. I bo Inn rest was entiaucod by the enirauce sbortiy altorwurd ol District Attorney Fholps, whoso presence in a police court is ol uuusuul occurruurc. Accompany mg ?m Lro tiVorgo I.. Maxwell, the Wall street broker whose name loured so extensively In the fel.ooo Che. k lorgery, nnd the latter s counsel, ri.iisuco A Howard. The curious were, however, uguiu doomed to UlinppointmeiiL Captain Alluire first couauhed with the District Attorney, nnd lhon whiHuerud u li* wurUn 10 Jimiico Kuorciu, who nodded his head in acqun aouco. "^ho prisou crs are romnnded," was the simple announcement explanatory ol the conference, tt uon ajiproaouod on ine snhjacl Captain AU.tiro merely shook his head, Eying Hcnnuol say anything snout tho caoo al the or ient tune. ' District' Attorney 1'help. was equally uucommuiilcativo, responding to the inquiries ol Hie reporters. "All will come out iu duo tluio. Justice Kllbreth apficarcd to ho as much in tho dark about tuo nature oi the lorgerv as tho reporters. All I Lniiw" h.ilil lie. "I* that tho counsel lor toe pria oners desires tho case reinauded to-Uuy aud tho Dis trict Attorney acquiesces."' 'DAN THE BLACKSMITH." X1IS EXAMINATION BEFORE JLDUE IIL It It A V? Tit VINO lO FltUVK AN ALII1T. Daniel II. burns, ulina "Dan thu blacksmith," who was arrested uii suspicion of being connected with ttio Sixth Nalioiiul Dunk burglary, wan urruigr.ed beloro Judge Murray, at tlio Jellersou Mnrkot Court, at ball', ptiai lour o'clock yesterday ultcrnoou lor exutmua. lion. ilr. Francis l.elund, me president o( tbe bank, mad# a abort ullldavil to tlio clleet 1 bat tbe but.k liaU boon butgliirioualy entered between tbree and live o'clock Sunday ulteruoon, and lliul tU'JO in Irnctiouul currency mid 104 in HllVir cum had been carried away; lliul bo bed good reason to helicvo that Daniel II. burns, tlie prisoner, was one o( tbree men ?bo bad coin | milted 1 lie burglary, 00 account ol luiormuiiou be bad j received iroin one llernurd Murpny. Tint I'HIHUMtR 11) I. > 111 I all. Mr. Bernard Murphy, who resides at Na U01 sixth aveiist and Is u e.lurk .11 a shoestore .a No. ulu Fourth i avenue, lealllled tliul Inr wiik aiuodllig 111 tne wiuuuw 01 a bouaa on Broadway, dirucily opposite ibu bonk, on i Sunday alternoon. and (bat about a quarter to lour | o'clock he *iw ibroe men coiiio out ol a baaeSMut uu ; UertiUAlh too bank, aud 1h.1t their Moitiing ana ! spoiled and colored u* II it bud beou 111 io ' cent con 1 act w itli plastering. I .r t one man | came out alone, went toward Thirty-alklli street, j ami a lew uiomunia afterward two came ? out together and 10.lowed tlio lirtl up Broadway; one ol (lw two l ist lie positively idOhlllled yesterday as ibu 1 prisoner Dunioi H. burns. Mr. Murphy was subjected 10 .1 long i-ru s-exiiuiiniilioii by prisoner's coins#); but ! lie (ler-islentiy stuck to his sl.iteiuunt I Hut lie loutd ' not bo unslukcn. tie said lliit be bad never si 111 I burns bef.iru huuday altoruoon last, but win 11 I he was drought to the shoo store by Caption I Williams on Monday lie tocoguixed bun at once. Counsel dwelt a long nine on tbe impossibility ol any 1 iiisu being able to swear positively to unolher that lie ! ii.nl BeV11 r sueii but once, and then lint lor tbe space ol a miiiutu or a minute uiid a lull, and at a distance of at least 100 luel. Till-: I'KISOXKn'C WlfK'g TKSI IgotY. Tbe prisoner's wile was Mel oul.ed to testily to licr husbHiid's wiisrenbouts last Min.lay Mrs. Ibu ns, a line, portly looking woumu, nobly dressed, ami with (liumoiid uarriogs and oilier jewelry on licr person, rami) modestly lorwitrd unit look a a at under I lie Judge's lieiicb. 8hs said Iter name was Mary burns, uud tliul she resided with her husband at No. l<iH Kumi Tbtrtetbiu street; mut ibey had two ctiiloron, one ol whom was ut pr< sent quite sick, and wits very me.k last Suuuay, so slie remembered every* thing connected wlln bur home on that day; between lour and live o'clock last Nuoduy morning her liu.buud oame none Iroin Ins business and w?ut 10 bed; lie slept till eleven o'clock, when bo went out slid re. turned in about twenty-live initiates to bis brcakUsi; mier eating broaklasi liu lay down again, and did not leave the bouse Irutn that tune till uievou o'clock 011 Mondav morning. Judge li urrsy asked the witness a i.umlirr ol questions ss to bow rinu li ol that 111110 she 111 iglit have been 11-leep horsuli, as sue had been uecoa* , sarhy wearied out u itli wailing on her sick child. Airs, I burns answered all tlio question* Very clearly. apoTiikk wrrar.ss roll tiik phisoxsu. Mary Hiinlon, a servant in the house, was culled and corroborated Mrs. Hums' testimony its to itio lime Mr. burns mine in on .suoday morning alter going out at eleven o'clock, and also as to Ins being in tho house all the ulteruoon. As (here were several oilier wit. ues.es to ho hoard, further examination was adjourned till to- lay. 'lho prisoner is a man uhotit lorty years of age, Is ol dark complexion and wears heavy black whiskers and mustache with long black hair. be lias a very intelligent lace, and tne loun and build of a pewerlul man. He Untuned to the tvamiunlion In a cool, quiet manner, nnd made suggestions to hi* conn, tei which wore invariably acted ii|>on. He seemed to leel couiideul yesterday thai ho woild be aolu to oioar ii.UlJUlk OLE BULL. The Great Violinist Interviewed for the First Time. / NOTES OF A MUSICAL LIFE. Crushing Denunciation of W2gner and His Muderous Music. Paganlnl ?file Bull?two glorious names itund out liko giant* tu the musical history of this century, at tracting to themselves by tbo torco of their owu genius Ilia admiration and applause of tbo civilised world. What lta|ihuul and Kombrundt were to paint ing the two great violinists uoro to music in this coulary. four l'ngatilul rests lar uw.iv tu his owu sunny lund. uud the balmy wmds wafted from the blue Mediterranean sing mournlul dlrgus over Ins early grave. His friend and r.val, hardy child ol the trozon tiorili, dwells with as, and though the snows of sixty-seven winters rest upon Ills head his hand Is as steady and his step us 1 olusllc as though be wore a young athlete uud not tlio violinist wi.oiu a generation wnieii nus passod , away pronounced great. Neltbor havo his mental i powers (olt tbo in Hue 11 co of time, for his memory is | wonderfully clear, uuu us ho talks In his frank. Open way his eyes sparkle with a brightness that shows iho lires of youth tiavo not yet burned out, Uespito the snow wtitch haugs upou Ins brow. It would be ditilcult to itaagino a more interesting ilguro lltuii this youthful sexagenarian, with his uoblo flguro i and clear cut manly features, largo uud inusaivc, hut I flexible and changelul as u summer c.outl. Knowing | how much lutoresi tho public tuku In this dlstin- ' guishod man, u HkitAi.n reporter was sent to request from him sumo reminiscences of his life, u request which he acceded to with thoughtful courtesy. his vourtL 1 was born In IJurgcii, In the Kingdom or Norway begun the distinguished musician, of a musical family' For though ray father wne ail apothecary ho wus ulso distinguished us a musical amateur, as were muny other members of my family, c.-peciully an uncle, who was the editor of tho only nowspnper published in Bergen. It wus he who Ural taught uie my oolcs while 1 was yet 'lillo more than an Infant, lie played on the vio lon cello. and 1 remember well when I used lo go lo sleep In the violoncello case and have lo be wakened up to play my part in tuo family concerts. My first violin was prcscuied to me by this uuclp. ' It was a llltlu yellow instrument, and oil It t learned to play step by step. IVbou 1 wus otllv eight yours old 1 was sulUcleully advanced to bo ulilu to play in tbo I'hllhnritiouio concert at Bergcu. and at ulna I played tbo |lret violin lu llooiboveu's Sym phony tu O. F'roni that llmo my progrus* wus rapid. HUST IXISCkllT Tut II. Ill 1831 I made my flrst concert lour. I was very little kuowu, aud was principally ouguged playing in, substuuie lor beitur kuowu men when iliey wero uuublo to fulUI Ihoir engagements. This was a verv unprofitable business, lor it w is chiefly douo without pay. About tins time a lucky uccidout happened or rather uu uccidunt which turned out luckily* I wus begiuulng to bo somewhut known uu.i was engaged to play at a concert to lie giveu bv the l'ruicoss Daureuioud, lor which portoruiaiico 1 was to receive live louis d'or or ubout ouo hundred frauca. Uuviug to select some other miisiciuus lo accompany mo, 1 engaged Krust uud the brolhert Boucher VVhon we arrived at tho I'rluceaa' hotel tuo Swiss who etood guard over the (iruud Chamber intimated that as wo wore only musicians wo should go to soiuu other room and wail uulil wo wore culled lor. This uuuoyed me very mucli, uud uftor waiting some lime 1 said to the olhors, "Lot us go in; wo were invited to this ouuceri ?" und, Hiking hold of tho doors, hold them opes whiio my companions outeroti. Just ihou somo whiio l'olieh dogs which wero insido run toward tho door, etlructed by tbo rcullle and seoiug Krust who hud entered llrsi und wno' was dressed in kneo breeches aud silk Blockings, they ruu burking ut him. Ho wns Irigbteuad and rotroatud which encouraged tho dogs so much that ono ol them bu him. KORHK IttaKJD TKLLfe Another camo toward me, unu, not caring to bo hlilou, 1 gave bun a kick, sans eeremume, which raised him m the ulr und kuocked all lighting pluck out of him. Ho wue curried out, aud, the t'riucess being iuformed that this awful breacti of decorum had bceu commuied by ouuol the musiciuus, we were ull or dered to leave Immediately. 1 relused unless I wus paid the live louie d'or wuicb bad beou promise,l me and wheu they throaleued to put me out I told tbo'm it would tuku tho wholo lot to do it. Just then the Norwegian Ambassador ? arrived and threw oti on the troubled waters. He was accompanied Try the Buko of Montebeilo, to wbotn bo introduced me who was u grout musictuu and tbruugb whom I inot Chopin .>o tbey paid mo my live louis d'or aud 1 retreated' About two weeks later I saw au Imtiiuuso procession ou Hie Boulevards, and learned it was ibo luueral cor tbgo ol the i'rincess, who bud probably died ol griof lor the darling dog whose days 1 bad shortened. KiasT i.rcg. This story was generally circuialed and made an lm meusu sunsaituii, and 1 aoou alter, iu connection wiih Krost, Ctiopiu uud tho two Uoucuors, gave a coucort ut Barm, which proved a great success. It was at tine concert 1 lirsl introduced Norwegian melodies, wuicn were a roal novelty in Burls, where they hud never before boon heard. Tuoy made a decidedly favorable Impression, ll was Willi the money made at this con cert I went to Italy to sludy linllan song, so us to kuow the principle ol constructing musical phrases, uud wbile tbere 1 composed soveral melodies in lliu llaliau style. MKKTS I'AUAXINI. It was about this time I llrsi met Pagauinl. I wout to hear luui, aud next day, wbilo walking ou the i Boulevard, met .Smd, the banker, who was in ruptures | 1 was just expressing my eutlius.usm when Bind said "Why, hero comes I'uganlui; I will uuruduce you ? When be shook my hand he said, ??Why, Mr. Ole Bull I know you." Hu then invited me w.irmlv to h* House. Ho received uie lu the most cliuriuiiig muuner and confided ail Ills griels to me. He complained bit terly of his ireuiment by tbu French emirs whom he deuouiiceu lor their ignorance. Ho wus wont to declure that tbu French knew uuthlng about uri except what tney Hud leurncd fiom tbo lluliuii master Viotli, and that they were destroying ull lite , Improvements bo had made in the art ol violin playing, j But the Kronen were so toitccuod they thought they J could toucu the Italians to play, while In rcuiny tbey j could lumber lu.iku violins nor piuy ihetn. Iff ITALY. | While In Italy I guve u concert at La Scale, but un I fortunately introduced the Austrian national air, which I I look irotn Puguiiiui's arrangement, and as lie played j ll I thought I might do so, hut the Italians regarded it us an insult aud I was liercely attacked l,y the crlt'c. When 1 learned the cause I sought out tho uhief cm c j thanked him lor his good advice, uud, huvuig com v.ucod Irltu that no insult wus Intended, troui a severe , critic ho became one ol my best friends. | Till. VAHTKK HI.VIiKk. Learning that 1 had gone to Italy to study melody ho promised to introduce me to a great rrpttilnre lie I brought ma to a concert, where I heard tins old limn I srug with his broken down voice as 1 never near J man I sing bid ore or since. Ibis old inun was the lauimis I Miclieroux, the teacher of Bastu. After this I com. I pased a uuuiber ol pieces, and the writer who at first I ran me down praised my vvurk so highly that I used lo Uu i| uno uMiumcd. foUTLXK SMII.KS. At last tho tiiruiiig point in my career arrived aftor long waiting and very hard woik. i w ,?h?d to give a concei t id Bologna, hut found that tho theairo was con- I It oiled by Mai ,bi all uud he;' hu.-hand, Be lie; lot who Would ion permit inula use iL But one weeing 'when it was very slih, I wus phiyiug n. my ruon/iu the hotel; I. OS.-1 in ? Uisi wife, Muic. Colhrend, wupj-sinc and bea.lng n.o playing three uud luur part, thougut 1 ft was a quartet. On inquiring hi tho hotel I Mio wus lulu unit there was only one young man and, being very much struck by my e.\ . uu?" wmt i that evening to the Muiquts /iinp.ere, who was'l'reet- 1 Ucilt of tou I'hilliuruioiiic, lo induce lum to engage I n?t\ He tliti uoi I mo a the *uggt'i?iiOu, however, ui 11. it i nine, but when Iho day of tlru concert citiio Maltbrau was sick uud Be llcrtoi had a lied linger. Thou /.am pie re thougut of mo and catno to request thai 1 would play, uui so I consumed ui.U played a quartet uloiiu. This won a groat success and the audience recalled mo so often that I uskeJ a luuy in the front row to give me a theme to improvise, lb in lady happened lo lie t lie I'riuto-s Boniaiowski and Mm was very much flattered, ilor bu-beml invited me lo Florence, where ho arranged a very suocessiul contort. 1 rpeak about tliuso early struggios not so much from persona! vanity ss an en couragonroht lo others never lu givo up the shin Afterward I visited Naples and travelled ull over Italy kkii nxH To kmc a. On my return to Pun* I guvo a concert at tbo Or and Opera. II was very well intended. Hourly all the d s tniguished people helng present, aud hero 1 luude last, nig friend* with Meyerbeer an i rules Jauln Jan in was deli ?.hied and wroloa Ueguillcciil criticism ou my performance. He called me "tho Northern Savage " hut classed mo iiIiiivb ovan Bttpanim. I bis however was duo to personal leonng, b-cuueo Jnoin had iuki>n ii grunt disiiku lo Bagaoini on accouut of having relused ,? 1 .V a " concert for tbu bonetlt of tbo people ol JunIll's native village, who had suffered greatly by u. inundation. Alter this | travelled ail over Kuropc and met with extraordinary sum. ss. ?.?r?#pc, ana , . CdWkS TO AMkHICA. In 1S4.. I cntne to America, arriving lo New York oa I.vucualiou Bay. My reeeptiou ny the American people was very kind. Some of tho Krouob paper* at lb" Vieuxtoinjiiand th? lit. TI "amoreaux, wor? giving contorts in uio city. riiey wero t.ot Vury successful wh,b. my concerts were crowded. In order to injur.- t!,o the r roncli pap. rs wurne.l the people not to go to rnv concerts.,,, p.ckpockcu w,ro tory act.ve "?r! !i a ' Kiua lo mo on 'h'* occasion, and otlered mo free use of tho columns ol his paper, but I said, -I will not answer thorn, (hoy wruoagainst me Play against them. You will who w.ll Vuc^mL Burieg rny vtelt I made the acquaintance of Henry i V ''"""kn'sbed men. At Washington conoert, which was attended by tho reaident. dsiwltt House of Hsti/esoutatiVus end tu member* of the diplomatic corpe. Tlicra te a little history how tbst was brought about *hlob 1 will tell jrou It occurred this way. Henry Clay we* very alcK and 1 wis luvile<l to vi-a bun l>y a iuuiuaI iriend. I accepted una proposed ibat 1 should take my violin ml play fur mm. lb" idea was approved by nty Irien I who -aid floury CIh) Would u<> do ibl bo de lighted uu arriving lu ilie house I look up a position in a room adiuiuing the auk chamber aud playod m a low tone Clay's favorite melody, "I'he I-sst lt..se ot Summer. " Ilia inlereat was immediately aruuaed and lie naked if eome Me wm uot playing 10 I lie aireoi. .\e the tone was raised be sntd. "ab. tint must i>e <Me Hull; no one but him rnuUl play mat air." When I bad ended tlio doors were thrown open andihn ?treat loan mine and embraced roe 1 leli tint a higher bouor iliau II all ill" sovereigns lu the world bad am* brured inc. When this incident liecanio known I wan requested to give a concert In Washington, aud the request w is signed by the Senators aud Uuprvseaia tivua and aleo by l're?ldent Fillmore lUAVklJt WITH HAITI. In company with Adullna l'atll, wuo was ihen only about ten year a old. I made u lour through the Cniou with Sirukosch. and luel wilb llittteilog success. 1 bud sotuo uulortuuato oxpcrieucu iu attempting to es tablish a colony of my countrymen m t'cnnsylvania on accouut ol having iullen into the hands m t-wmd* Icrs, Who sold mo land to which they bad UO title, news ON WAONKH. Yon do not, I bulmve, admire Wagner's music* No, 1 do not adinlru hint I Hunk lie and DDeubacb bnvu done more to pollute must -. il.un any others com blued. II we udmlt this i.rin'ilizitig ol music w? shall dclroy ila cbi I bean its'. When Germans drink lager bioriliuy cau aland coups d canon. W e bars Only lu likicu to ibo nieiodli'H ol Mozart, Koi.nui, Handel mi I llach to leal that there Is no compiriaoc bctwei ii tliuir iicuuiilul works uud the monstrosities ol the Wagner school. ill sm or Ul'KliKR. He always omplot s Pgre.-t in.inner ot brass Instru ments, whtsli never can be pliyd iu perfect tune, and Hie more they uro used the more tuu car becomes aceustomrd to sutler discord ml suuud. lbs looro of these Instruments you use Ibo tarthei y?u gel Irom purity of stylo u* wml us ol lutouaiion. Vet Wagner doubles his faulty brass in-irutmiua, uud thus produces llltlis which are discords. A persou who comes out of Wagner's concert is not to bo trustod. There Is raur* der in that music and soinethiog winch appeals to the lower passions. It nukes honest peoplo sick. It is I pity Thomas will Insist on playing Wagner's music. I here aro people wuo think hocniiso Wagner happened to bo born In Cermnoy lliut ineroforo no has a right to i ii i u their ears. f cannot admit thai Wagner Is n poet because he look the stories of tlio ancient l.ogns and put theiu in recitative lot in. At .Munich they tried to persuade me that I dis liked the music because I never heard it prnnerly played. Ho I wcui once to the tlioutro to hoar *'Tmuhauserl" but utter ball uu not 1 WM ? > s.ck that I ana ouly ? IS 111 ii | tbo uot to bu over so Ibut 1 might get out. 1 was sick all thai night. Ill Ilia "(?'lying Dutchman" lie Intro duces Norso music, wtrcli bus as much relation to geuuiue Noise iiuisic us t.'hineso tntlsiu lias to lialian. Alter sloiillug Irom Meyerbeer uud Mendelssoliu ht ahu-ios tbein because they arc .lews, thus udding Insult to injury. It is said you uro goiug to wnlo a book on tbo vio lin t Yes; 1 bo| o to bo ublo to render It easier lor learners in luiuro, especially for ladles. 1 have a theory ahuut tlio hnhliug of the violin which II luuuded on my own experience, and this I wish to ex plain lor tbe benefit oi luiuro student*. Homo otboi day I will bavo a chat witb you on tbls Interesting subject. In reply ton question Irom tho reporter Mr. Ole Hull slated bo had yoi some lllieeu concerts to give be fore his departure lor .Norway, whore be was anxious to return ou account ol his lustival, which takes plsce lu Juno. AMUSEMENTS. TUG MHTLK1UK DOUGH. Rarely bus tho Academy of Music Hold within the compass ot us wido wall* a chuorier boat than (locked tliiliter last evening :n bright uUiro aud with rippling laughlor to soo iho ballad ol tho "Miatleloo Hough" douo In pantomime. This builad ol lilo in old Kug* laud when she was truly Morrio Kug laud rucltou, as U well Known, tho story of Lord Lovull and his bride; bow thoy wore woddod and toasted; bow they daucod and how she in merry mood hid lu the old ouk cheat which sprung upon tier and kept bur lu bur fatal prison till half a ceutury having passod over the whitened head of her sorrowing lord, tho secret of but doom was disclosed to blm and ho saw how tho old chest ?Closed with a spring, and Iter bildsl bloom Lay withering there In a living tomb. The representation was divided Into tlvo tableaux, euhsllug tho aurvlcee of a largo number ol ladioe aud geutluuiou aud quite a llock of Utile children. Ths first picture represented a Yule feast uuder the mistletoe lu au old barouiul hail iu tho north of Kug* laud. To tho briak notes of "Haste to the Weddtug" the eurtatu rose, discovering a richly attired company whirling In tne stirring movements of a country dauco ao blithely us to set the boels ol the audience drummiug to keep time in lieu of a more active parliulpallou in the delights alOOI. Tne dance la over, and sour) ol tho ladies being caught uuder ihu luisiuioe I or fait toe customary salute. To mo music ui thu wedding match enters now |na bridal party, the nriuwcgtaids boli#g Jllt|e girls sctrce In liioir teens. Througl a pathway airewu with lloW* era Lord Lovoli appioauhes with his bride. After tbny have bowed to the assembled guests in forms! style, and the guests bavo UrauK a health to tho bride, tne rnusiti cliubgo* aud tbo compauy move with stately grace through the minuet, muking a dancing pioture ol rare buuuty. The uauco ovor, the bride owyly breaks away to ruu off aud rest. "I'm weary ol dancing, new," she cried, "ilero tarry s luuiueut, I'll uide. I'll Urda." Tbo secoud tableau discovers tho lleoiug brldo seek* log u Uidiug place lu the lower room, where elands Ibl obi oak chest. Fulioyiug ?liu hears her pursuers al the door, sue gets lulo lire chest, tbo lid of wuicb, ou I sudden, lulu ou her iu tuo Hurry ol her mirihlul ex cltemoul, cliutting bur in lorevur. Thu faldug of Us lid wus so rcuiisiic as to elicit a demuud lor i la rope it tiou, to wlucu the complacent bride waa uoediout having more cuuiinaua over the spring lock thsu Lort Loveli's liup.ess lady fair. lu the third scene waa wltnessod the bewildertnoul of tho baron and the surpri.-o ol the gueita at thutl luiluro to Ikud the missing bride. L'pou tuo laces ol tut guests were pictured puinlui looks ul inquiry thai other laces uuswereu hack with looks and motions eio quout ol despair. Ihe lourtli tahloau presents a see no only bluted at in tbo ballad. Kilty years have passed, and the village lulk liuvu gathered to sue the ublidruu at their Msypoio | dance. 1 ma is a bl ight and beauliiul picture ol tho | merry Mayday sports ol llio olden limo, presided oter ' by tho May IJueeu and bur ladles ol boiior. As the j luilu ones skip around thu Maypole Lord l.ovell outers, old aud giuy aud Peolo. Tuu dance recalls to Dim Ins lost briue, uud tne cluldron pause as ho mot us about, : gazing in abstracted mood ou the scene .Soou no units away again, sun the spurts are resumed. scene ; ol ull tliiii ouda thu atruugu eveutiul hletory" is ilia i accidental disc >vcr.v ut the bridal veil and withered | wreuiU iu the old chest. t his is followed by Uio death j ul l.ovell, who enters us the discovery is being uiaoe. | Preceding each tableau Mrs. tiuluger sang a Verso, | or porlmu of a verse, of tbo old ballad by way of ; prologue to the Opeuiug scene, it ml la the interval between tlio third nud lourtli tableaux ahu sang lb* I puiuuaisa from "Miguon," whicu sue was called on | to rcpoai. ft was quite late oulore the last tableau ended, as there was consldoranie lime needed lor ths | preparation ol each picture Tho buzz of lively eon i vcrsaiion told how agreeably tneso momenta ol inter* ; mission passod lor meu una maids and brides elect ? and expectant, who had no tear that, liko l.erd l.ovoil's lairy undo, their light enonld lie hid under i tne lid ol any oak cueet or oilier monstrous biding . place. 8TKINWAY IfAI.L. There was a largo attendance at this ball last night ou the occasion ol Mr. Knill Llubling'a concert. The evening programme was well arranged and luclude^ Bolus on thu violin by Mr. Otto Suldan. Mr. Llebliuf prriorinod solccnons from liach, Chopin and Llsz^ but n>a piaying la-it much to bo dsaired. Hignor Taglia pi trn was in excellunl volco nud sang witli telling ellvcl Fuu re's sue red song, "Lea Kniucaux" and biaowi song, "flis Dream ul l.uvo," bulli of winch awiikeueS tl.e enthusiasm ol the uudloncu. Miss Aniiu llrasdl. sang clteattvuly Hillur'a "Uebol" and Schubert's "Aufcniball." ITALIAN Ol'KRA. Tlio new opera of "Don Carlos" will bo produced to* morrow night at the Academy of Music. The manage ment has gone to a good deal ol exponso In mounting this great work, and it will be presented In a worthy manner. Uotb the chore* aud orchestra have been strengthened tor tlio occasion. fctffllCAL AND DRAMATIC NoTEB. Robert Holler glvca Urooklyn a matinee lo-morro* at the Academy. The new Uroadwny Thoatro lias been cloeed on ao* count of tlio aevere illiusa ol Miss Marian Mordaunk t-utn Dover# and Add Kymnu uightly excite the risibilities ul those who pairouizo thu homo ol variety eulertuiniunnt in the sketch ot "The New Uird Cage". Miss lloiiliguy, ul New Orleans, the celebrated singer, who has met with such a pronounced success 10 Paris, arrived in Now York to-day by the steamer St Lau rsnt Tne euJiencee which nightly crowd tha Tbeatra Comiquo demonstrate that Molars. llsrrigan k Hart have lost neither il-mr skill as caterers nor their ahil* ity to please as perlerraer*. The now play entitled "Throo Days," by Franklin Kilo, was producad for the first tnuu on any stage at tho Chestnut Street Thoatro, Philadelphia, on Monday evening The pieco has beeu carefully put upon Iho stage, slid Is attracting largo audlencus. Mr. J. A. Fryer's benefit in Brooklyn takes place to morrow night. "Taunhauser" will be the attrectlon, with Mme. Pappenheiin end Messrs. UiMhoff and Wurrenroth in the cast. Mr. Fry or is endeared 10 tne Urooklyn pnblio ai being tho Orm impresario who lias prosented ths opsras in ihs riytrtoirt sf his company In ths aaas aarsftU maonsr an at lbs Ms* Ysrk Asadsmv.