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Capitulation of El Paso to tbe Partisans
of Lerdo de Tejada.
A General Lerdo Rising in
Washisotoh, D. C., Juno IS, 1877.
The Collector of Customs at El Puo, Texas, In a letter
to the Secretary ol tbe Treasury, dated Mar 29, in
forma the aepartmeat of tbe capitulation of tbe city of
?1 Pato, Mexico, on tbe morning of tbe 28th
of May, to tbe partisans of Lerdo do
Tejada, under tbe Immediate command of P. 7..
Macboro, Colonel of the Second regiment Mexican In
fantry, who la acting under tbe authority ana instruc
tlons of General Escobedo. Tbe taking of the city
was accomplished between the hours ol one and six
o'elock A. M. All ol tbe principal city officials were
taken prisoners, among tbem Rafael Varlos, Collector
of Customs, and nearly all his subordinates; Joad
Mamesa, Gefe Politico (Itayur), and others, fifteen
In alL
It appears mat the uprising is general throughout
the State of Chihuahua, in ncoordanoe with a well
matured plan sorno time since porfecicd, and of which
this movement la only a part.
It la authoritatively stated that qulto a largo body of
tceu will assemble at this point (El Paso, Texas) lor
the ostensible purpose ol entering Mexico to devolop
the minus, Jkc., bat really their object U altogether a
illTeront one. At present, the CoUoctor writes, thoro
is no undue demonstration, but at tho same time a
feeling of great insecurity prevails because of tbe
belief of an attempt st counter-revolutions, outrages
And depredations consequent, on this frontier, under
similar circumstances.
akhkicaxs tbrkatbkkd.
One G. Meramlo, whu was mado Mayor of tho city
by Colouel Macboro, publicly declared that bo could
drive every American out ol the place. If an attompt
Is made to carry this threat Into execution trouble will
insnei Tbe absence of troops here at th^ircseut tiino
la greatly deplored.
Mr. L. 11. Scott, tbe United States Consul nl Chi
huahua, Mexico, is at present staying at the St. Denis
Hotel. A reporter ol the IIkrai.u yesterday called ou
him and asked his views iu relation to tbe Mexloan
question. Mr. Scott replied at considerable length,
giving a lull oxpositiuu of Hie subject. In tbe course
of bia remarks ho said:?"Tho Mexican question is
really a very sitnplo one, at least so tbe Americans
who reside in Mexico think, although wo know that
at Washington it is considered a very complicated
matter. It all turns npon tbe status or tbo Americans
In Moxico. Tbe* would like to bare one thing, and
will nevor bo satisfied without it, and thut Is, Dot
to have It in tho power of any one there, bo
he of the gorernmout or revolutionist, to come into
onr offices and say,'We want one, two or five thous
and dollars, and will giro you ton houra in which to
pay it.' When such demands are made upon us
there is nothing to do but pay the money or ran tbe
risk of death or imprisonment. The money taken in
this way is never paid back again. We Ainorlcniis in
Mexico feel that onr government ought to say to
Mexico that if the present treaty does not protect us
Irom these lorced loans, as tboy term tlicm, then thero
must be a new treaty that will protect us. Thut U
about *11 that we domaud Iroiu the government, and
that, we think, we aro entitled to, and wo would like
to have It in tht-^wer of the consuls to give that pro
lection and give it in lull. Protection that is not
k icked up by the powor of the government Is no pro
motion at all.
"All Americans in Mexico would like to see an acqui
sition of territory by our government, for they consider
It the only way in which this question can be anally
settled. What they would liko to have is, that tbo
Halted States rovornment establish a protectorate
over Mexico, put a government into powor there and
maintain it against all revolutionist!. The better class
of Mexicans, too, would bo satisfied with such a pro
tectorate, for they are tired of tbn continual wars and
levoiutious there, und dcsiro a chauce to develop tne
vesourcee ot the country. Ibis they are utterly un
able 10 do at present, and should our government
establish sucn a protectorate the result would bo to
give peace to Moxico. Kevolution in Mexico is simply
mother name tor plunder. At present tbe Diaz party
Is in power, but there are continual revolutions
against Diss. On the 2.1 of June last (1?78) General
Triaa, a revolutionist, with twelve wen, took possession
?l the city ol Chihuahua, captured the Uovernor and
made him n prisoner. Gcnoral Trias held the city un
til tho 19th ol September. All the rabble who bad
nothing to do Hooked to ins standard, lie levied ro
cruits, and to support this body tbe merchants or the
city were ooinpelted to contribute over $200,000, a very
great majority ol wlilch came irom the lore liners, und
cot a dollar ol which will over be repaid. Trias'first
call was for $56,000. It was acknowledged to me that
about $37,000 ol this wa> all that was collected, or
* l. ' li $3i,OOA was collected liom tbo foreign residents
ol the city. One Urm ol whicu I know rcluted to pay,
and their safe was taken Irom their store and oarrled 10
the kacieniia. Tbe brni, in order to redeem their safe,
were compolleil to pay the $5,000 demanded ol them.
"The only way to retneuy theso matters is to stop
all lorced loans, and by so doing you at once slop all
revolutions. That is a" tact that is as sell-evidoat as
anything in the world, aud it is a truth that our gov
ernment ought to bear In mind. The German gov
ernment has takon steps to protect Its ciuzens, aud
telegrams have been sent Irom the City ot Mexico to
the Governors ol all tho dillereol States saying, 'Do
not put any lorced contributions upon any citizens or
the German Empire,'and tho result is that German
residents ol Mexico aro Iroed Irom this robbery, for it
ts nothing else. The fact that tho tierman Kinpire
can protect Its citizens, while ours either caunot
or will not. Is very galling to the American
residents of Mwuco, lor they think that Ameri
cana, if they bohave themselves and respect the laws
or the country, are entitled to as much justice and
protection at are citizens ol any other govoruuieut.
r.ogland has no Minister at present in Mexico, and her
citi/eua are undor tbo protection of tne American
Minister, who gives them as much protection as ho a
able, but when be is unnble to protoct his own coun
trymen be cannot do much tor Kngltsbmau; but when
Kngland bau a Minister in Mexico tbe Mexicans ouce
pui sotno lorced loans upon tier citizuus, but they
were repaid within four months Irom the fact that a
little persuader in the shape of a gunboat steamed into
the barber ol Vera Cruz und thruatuned to boiubard
the city II the loans were not repaid Ibis
geutle rerftinder ot the willingness and ability
ol England to protect ber citizens residing
abread had tbe desired etle't. Forced loans piu
upon American citizens havo never been repaid, nor It
there any likelihood that they ever will be Ouo Arm
In Cblbuahua was asked (or a loan of $5,000. They re- |
fuseu to pay it. That night one of the partners was i
taken Irom his bed, without giving biui timo to dress,
and taken to prison. Ibo uext pay tbe Qrtn paid the :
money to reloase the gentleman. When tbe claim lor
this was made bolore the roceut mixed commission, it |
was thrown out because it was not properly proved,
hut the commission allowed $500 damag e against the '
Mexican government for tbo outrage. About $300,000
was decreed against Mexico tor these lorced loan
claims bv this commission, and tho money was raised I
by that government by another series of lorced loans,
the majority of which were again paid by Ameri
cans, farming the basis for another series of
claims to be settled, perhaps, by auotlier mixed
commission. All we ask ot the United States govern
ment Is to stop all this, sod ti think we are entitles
to ask that II nothing more. Our government promise*
us protection against discrimination as between Mem j
run and American citiseus, saying that we must stand '
exactly the same as the Mexicans. Wo think that we
aro entitled to such prmecllou us does not give the
Mexican government a chance to discriminate agsiast
us. Tbero Is discrimination against Americans, as
every American in Mexico knows to bis sorrow, hut
tbo difficulty is to ge\ sufllclsnt legal proof to convince
an International ooramlssion. When tho forced loan
claims were presented bolore the recent mixed com
mission tbe Mextcon Commissioner held thut they
were tho same as any other government debt, as bond*,
Ac , aud only payable at the City ol Mexico, and his
views wero sustained by the commission and tho
claims throws out. Tbe treaty ol England und Mexico
positively forbids any lorced loans being put on ling,
fish subjects; our treaty only prohibits discrimination
between Mexlosn and American citizens.
now to Dsvsior tiis oolstsv.
"Onco five protection and capital and labor will trans
form those mountains of silver in Mexico into moun
tain* ol wesltb, tungible lor commercial purposes
There is more silver hi Mexico than in nil Nevada, hut
there are none to work the mines, snd tlicy are lying
Idle end wealth is thus locked up that migni be m* io
available. There ure mmedor iron ol jroat richness,
and there Is one iron mountain In tW Zaoeteess region
that yield* eighty-five per cent pure iron. Iron la
worm id Mexico Irom twenty-two to iwenty-tbree
cent* lu silver a pound. In the whole Stat* ol Chihua
hua, which is larger tluin the State of New York, there
are at present only seven steam engine* lor all pur
pose* and throe ol them have been put in witbln the
laot two year*.
'?There I* the finest climate there In all the world, and
no healthier ouo to be I'ound ou the whole continent,
bat *o long a* our (overument mamtaiua It* present
position a* regard* tbu protection of lU citizen* ernl
{ration and capital will not flow Into that country. Tbe
luxicau people bare neither tbe induatry nor tne |
uioney required to develop tbe rlcb mineral reaourco* ,
ana agricultural and manuiacturlng cbancea that aro |
presented, and It only need* American industry and
energy t? make Mexico tbe richect country in Ui?
riKLUH ro* mtkhmim.
"A print laotory or blaachery would be a magnificent
and profitable enterprise there. Tbe duty on print* in
Mex ico 1* eight and a half cenl* a yard. They cau ho
bought here lor Uvo aud a hall conts a yard, and aell {
there readily lor twenty to twenty-five cento a yarn. |
II tome enterprising firm should establish a print lac- i
tory there, and be guaranteed luiiuunity from loroed
loan* a fortune would be made in a very abort time. I
A railroad iroiu any poiut ou tbe Texas 1'atiUc Hail- I
road eaat of El l'aso, through Cbihuahua to Onymu,
would make tbe shortest hue to one of the best bar
ber* ou tbo Pacific coast, Ban Kranclsco not ?x
0n being asked aa to hla opinion upon the respective
merits ol tbe tbreo claimant* for mc I'residency ol
Mexico?Diux, Lerdo and lgleslaa?Mr. Scott replied
that his official poaitiod would not permit bint to give
any opinion. The Diaa government was not recog
ni/ou by the United Slates, una I.*rdo was acknowl
edged to be the rlgbtlul President; but beyond that
he declined to say anything.
Mr. Scott showed some specimen* of lilvar ore taken
from the mines in Chihuahua, on* ot wnick L*
affirmed wonid assay $i2,000 to the ton.
Four Rotii., via BitAcroRT, S. C., I
Juue 10, 1877. J
The oorvetto Kstex, Commander \7. S. Schley,
sailed this morning lor Norfolk, Vic, having Id loir
lb* monitor Saugus, Lleutonant W. H. Webb. A* thft
latter c;iu iuuica but little headway uuder sieaai the
voyage north is likely to l>o somewhat protracted.
Tho corvette Ossipce, Commander S. L. lireexe, Is
exoocteri here to-morruw, I rum Norfolk, to couvoy
the m?n tor Manhattan, Lieutenant Chftlsey, to the
latter til*oft.
The I'lymonth, Captain Burnett, and Swatara, Com*
mandor Cooke, are dully looked lor to couvoy the
Cataklll and Mahopac north.
A.NNArOLifi, Sid., Juue 10, 1877.
Thorc wero no pructiuul eXeiciaftR at the Naval
Academy to-day. On account of tho uopleaaaut
weather the Board ot Visitors was mainly occupied In
heunng tho oral examination ot students.
CUapialu Koberi Hudson has been ordered to the
United States practice ship Constellation at An
Atlanta, Gj., June 16, 1877.
Ex-Governor Bullock, who bus bceu before the Geor
gia courts on the charge of cheating and swindling
while Governor aud then absconding, aftor pressing
for a trial during the weok und filling to get a day set
before August, made a sworn statement to-day in open
court in which he usscrted that ho had never ab
s con (led; that thero wore no indictments against him
when Be left the State, and that he Das been ever
smce his departure In direct communication
wttti the ofllcers of tho State, aud frequently
inot them in New York to consult on
State matter*, once meeting Governor Smith
there by appoiutmeut. He astcried that lie has been
ready to return at any time thai he could get a trial,
aud thai after two attempts he has failed. Ho asked
to be allowed to put bis demand for trial upon thft
Court minutes, but the judgo lelused the request.
Senator mil, la a speech to me court, said that be hud
adviacd Blodgeit and Bullock not to roturn to Georgia
until the excitement had died out. Noihing will be
done-to bring these trials on beiore August.
Wamhingtox, June IB, 1877.
The following was Isauod this afternoon: ?
Wahhinutox, June 14, 1877. }
To A. U. Wyman, Treasurer United States:?
ism?It appear* troin the report of the Treasurer of
thft I mmd States, the Comi l roller of th? Currescy
ami the Chief ot the Bureau of Engraving and Prim
Ing, dated the ttih Inst., that the amount of iraotioual
currency lost or destroyed aud which, therefore, can
not be presented for icdcmpiiou is 18,083,618 6a Thft
Attorney General, In his opinion ot this duto, holds
that in ascertaining the amount of fractional
currency outslauding witnin the meaning of the third
section of the joint resolation ot July 22, 187(1, there
sbwiid bo deducted from tho amount ot such cur
rency issued and not redeemed the amount lost and
dctb'oyed. The amount Heuod and uot redeemed on
Mar 31, 1877, was $:2l,.0H,t<30 33, und deducting tbe
amoaul lost and destroyed, as above mated, will leave
$13.US3,41ti 83 the amount ot fractional currency
which, according to tho optoion ot the Attorney Gen
eral, was then outstanding. You are, therefore, di
rected to issue, according to law, from time lo time, an
ninount of silver coin which, including tho amouut
issued since the dale ot the Konumptiou act ot January
14, 1875, and the amount ot fractional currcncy out
standing as thui ascortalned, will equal 160,000,000,
Vory respectfully, JOHN SHERMAN, Secretary.
Uloomincton, III., June 10, 1877.
The most horrible tragedy ever enucted in Central
Illinois occurred near Bloomington last night at ten
o'clock. Fred. Hendricks, a wealthy farmer of Old
town Township, nine miloa euat from bore, haa for
years lived unhappily with his wife, aud she has, at
dlfTcrem times, unsuccessfully brought suit lor di
vorce. Soma years ago Hendricks, to satisfy her, made
a deed of all his property, including 320 acres of finely
Improved land, to hit wife. This and other matter*
have rankled iu his mind until within the paat year he
has become at least purilally deranged, and on several
occasions attempted to take hi* own lite and that of hie
A5 K.tD or THR strips.
I.ast night he returned home from Bloomington
crazed by wiiiakey, ami in a tit of anger shot and killed
fiis wile, lie tueu fled, but hu dcuu body was found i
this mormuif lying beside u hay alack, his head
pierced by iwo balls, and the same pistol that lie used
In bis wife's murder ly ing discharged by his ?idft.
Hendricks was aged illiy years and leaves ?k chil
dren from two to twenty-one years ot age. He was
born iu this oouniy aud was known generally la tue
central part of Illinois.
Moumt Vkrnon, Ohio, June 10, 1877.
Tbe luuoralof the murdered muu McBrido leok place
this morning at the Borgun House, after which tho re
mains were escorted to tbe railroad depot by several
civic societies of which tb? deceased was a member, a
large concourse of people und tbe Mount Vernou nl ver
cornet band play ing a dirge. Tbe body will be taken
to Cadiz, Ohio, his former home, tor interment.
a srouKriTioff or ltxch t.jtw.
It was thought uecesssry, owing to tno high stato of
excitement existing, to place n squad of militia around
thojuii last night lo provent the lyncningoi Bergen.
Howevor, there now seems no danger ol this kind, as
the cxcitemeui Is subsiding. He expresses no repent
ance for the horrible act he committed, bin persist* in
tho idea that lie was right iu shooting his victim.
Alhatt, N. Y., June 10, 1877.
The Governor has signed tho following bills:?
Kelativa lo a change of grades ol airftots and avenues
tn tue Twenty.third aud Twenty-fourth wards, Now
Amending tho Kevited Statutes relative to applica
tions (or mouoys paid into the Stale Treasury by ad
Relative to repairing and Improving Fourth street
from Din-ion avenue lo Grand street, Brooklyn.
To enable ibo city ol Brooklyn to lorther improv*
Prospect Park.
Keiative lo salaries, lees, percentages and allow
ances to officers ol tho City of Brooklyn.
To provide lor payiug lor build lug certain sewara I u
the city ol llrookiyn.
Providing that the powers ol tba Harbor Mastor be
conferred on i>olic.oinuii detailed to certain dock* and
piers in Brooklyn.
Amending tho Revised Statutes In relation to laying
out public roads and adorations thereof
Keiative lo assignments ol the e,tales of debtors for
the b?uelll of creditor*.
Amending the uct lor the incorporation of public and
prlvaie cemeteries.
Authorizing the trustees ol Incorporated rural remo- I
terios to register the lots thereol aud lo Impose a l?x
ii| on I lie lot owners ID said cu mounts lu Kingo and
Mueftua common.
Notwithstanding the stormy, unpleasant weather of
yeaterday, abuat twelve hundred spectator* aaseuiblod
at tbe Union Ground to witness the Oral contest tn
Brooklyn between tbe famou* St. Louu olab and the
coming champions?tho flarttord* of Brooklyn. The
game commerced at about lour o'clock, witU tbe Hart
lord* at tbe bat. Holdaworth led off with a
ground ball to Battln, wbo threw him out at first
base. Start made a base hit, but was lorced out on
sccaad by Burdook'a bit to third base, Burdook went
to second on a pas* ball. Carey made a safe bit, and
Ferguson followed with a pretty line bit. Bending both
men in, scoring the ilrat two runs ol the game. York
ended tbe Inning by forcing Ferguaoa oat at second
Dorgan led off with a three baae felt for tbo St.
Louis. Clapp bit to Ferguson and wo* thrown out at
first. McGeary mado a safe bit, aending In Dorgaa
and going to second on an error by Harbridgo. Bat
tin made a safe bit, sending McGeary borne. Force
struck a oall to Larkln, who threw Battln out at sec
ond. Rem?en closed the inning by bitting to Forgu
?on, who threw bun out at first base. Both
aides retired In the second and third Inmuiis
without scoring, in tne fourth Inning the Hurtfords
went out in oue, two, throe order. UaiUn, the tint
striker ol tbe St Louis, bit a sharp ball to Burdock,
who threw him out at first base. Force, Hornsea,
Croti and Bloug each made pretty line hits and Force
scored hla run on Bloug's hit At ibis stago the
expect was discouraging lor the home team, witn one
man out, three on ba.-,es und tbe score standing three
to two iu faver ol St. Louis. Nichols, tbe next striker,
bu a long line ball to HoUJawoith at contre Ucld,
wbo caught It and threw iterason out at
home baso, making a boautlful double play,
and thus closing In triumph what seemed
to bo a disastrous inning for the Hartford*. The filth
iiiDinr wiis productive ol nothing to either side. In
tbe etxib muiug "old reliable"?Jo* Start?led off
With a beauiilul two-base hit over Dorgan's head in
left fii'ld, umld tremendous cheering from the crowd,
lie took thud base on an error by Clapp, where he ro
maium while the next two striker* wore put nut.
Ferguson coming to tne roscue with a sale
base bit seat .Start homo, wbiob again tied tbe
?core and ellcucd hearty appiuuse Neither
lid* scored iu tbe seventh inning. Iu the
eigbtn inning Holdaworth led oil by hilling a ground
ball to Force ul short atop, who throw bim out at lir*t
hake. Mart unltriunat ;ly went out on a foul tip.
Burdock and Carey each made salo ba*e hits, and Cap
tain Ferguson a^aia cmue to the rettcue witb a ions
line bit to the Held, which sent both men home and
gavo tbo gaino lo the Haril'or Is, no more run* being
made by either aide. Tbe following la the worn:?
HAKTFOKlt. 8T. LOl'18.
Player*. KIHO.A.K Plants. U.lli.O.A.E.
Holdsw'ib,c.f 0 1'J 1 0 Dorgau, I. f.. 1 1 1 0 0
Start, 1st b.. 1 2 14 o 0 Clapp, o 0 1 2 0 2
Burdock, 2d b '.2 1 4 4 0 McGcar.v,2d b 1 1 3 2 0
Carey, t a... II U 0 2 0 Hutten, 3d b.. o 1 1 7 0
i'>r(!Ui'u,3d b 0 3 0 ti 0 Foroo, s. *.,. 1 1 4 7 1
York, L I o 0 6 0 0 Henisoti, c. 1. 0 2 0 0 0
Cu*sidy, r. I. 0 1 0 0 0 Croft, 1st b.. 0 1 16 0 0
Harbridge, c. 0 0 1 1 2 Blotiif, r. 1... 0 1 1 0 1
Larktns, p... 0 1 1 4 1 Nichols, p... 0 1 0 1 1
Totals 6 1127 18 3 Totals 3 10 27 17 5
Harilord 2 0000102 0-5
St. Louis 2 0010000 0?3
Umpire?Mr. Konney, of Iirooklya
Huns earned?Hartlords, 3; St. Louis, 2.
The Wltokas deflated the Mutuals at the Capltollne
Grounds by tho following score:?
Witoku 000 4 0201 2?9
Mutual 01040010 0?6
At Prospect Park tbe games resulted as follows:?
Hudson 10010100 6?8
Nameless 000000100?1
Oaceola 0 1 1 0 0 0 3 0 0? 6
Winona. 00001111 0?4
Putnam 70020210 2?14
Lafayette ?. 11010100 0?4
Independent, 14; Prospect, 11. Athletic, 4; Mystic,
3. AMrich, 13; Horroineo, 8. Crescent, 10; Continen
tal, ti. Osceola, No. 2, 7; Ontario, 6. Osceola, No. 3, 8;
Oneida, 4 Cambridge. 20; Crescent, 17. Clermont, 23;
Colorado, 8. Sencca, 7; Polytechuic, 0. S. M. David
son ti Co., 22; Moses Bloom k Weil, 11.
Other games played yesterday resulted as follows:?
Chicago. 6; Boston, 7. Cincinnati, 4; Louisville, 8.
Indianapolis, 3; Star, 6. Hornella, 16; Delaware*, 9.
Last evening the following members of the Sl?
Georges Club left this city lor Canada:?Messrs. Soul
ier, Kearney, Moore, Wbeltham, Sotteriliwalto,
Clark, Giles, Ketcbum, McDonald and Marfch. On
Monday they whl play against the Montreal Club, nod
on fin'Sday aud Wednesday against the Ottawa Club.
At Ottawa tbe at. Georges will be received by the F.arl
of DufTorln, U?#ornor General ot Canada. Tho New
York visitors will be courteously entertainod by the
On Saturday next the Siitien Island Club play tho
Gorinaulown Club, ol Philadelphia, ai Stalen Island.
The second meeting oi (ha ladles wbo wish to en
courago outdoor sports took placo yesterday on the
cricket grounds o( the Staten Island oiub at old Camp
Washington, Quarantine grounds, Notwithstanding
the day wax cloudy and tho sward was damp, a largo
assomblugo of lb* benux and belles ot S talon Island
assembled to do honor to the occasion. The striped
miirqude tents were pitched as usual, tho targets lor
the (air archers were placcd. Aunt 8ally was in posi
tion with the usual number of clay pipes stuck in ears,
mouth, eyes and on bcr torhead, and tho usual num
ber ol bad shots were made at her, striking
more frequently her frilled cup thun her ladyship's
nose. At about the hour ol live carriages commenced
to drire up to the club grounds, and the committee or
arrangements bad tbeir bunds lull to accord a titling
reception to tbelr fair guests. Among those preseut
were Mrs. K. II. Whittcmore, the Misses Kootievolt,
Mies Muy Clark, the Misses Kysn, of the St. Mark's
Hotel coterie, and Mrs. Searles. laiwn tenuis,
croquet, buseouli, archery ana the minor spurts
were Indulged in by the club and invited
guobts, und although occasional showers sbould
buve dampened tlie anlor ol the participants
in tbe games it only seemed to wbet their uppolito
lor contiuuancc. It wus m pretty sight from tbe bay
to see tho lawn dotted wltb ligurcs in charming cos
tumes moving to and Iro, but distance did not lend
enchantment to the view, lor on close inspection the
blondes and bruuettes ol la haule societf seemed to re
ceive iresb graces Irom their exercises; color was
deepened by the fresh air, eyes bad an sdded lustre
Iroui the Mlk WSBt winds and lortus oocame sunple
from tho practice ol games learned when Greece wus
young. Mr. Kobbo, Mr. Whiiicmoro und otner gentle
mon, members ol the cricket club, mude effectual ef
forts to render the onterialnmeni pleasant to their
guests, and It may bo said that the second meeting
was u grand success.
N. J.
At nuckettstown, yesterday, a shooting match tor
$/)0 a side took place betwoeu B. A. Young, Col. C. H.
Valentine and 11. H. McCracken on tho one side, and
Jacob Young, K. W. Kennedy and J. T. Stewart on the
other. Tbe distance was the same as laid down in
Bogsrdus' rules for glass bail shooting, and the num*
I>?t ol balls was fiOO. Some good shooting was done by
D. A. Young, who bit --!60 bans, al o by Colonel Valen
tine, who managed 10 break 1!X0. The .side beaded oy
I). A, Young woo the moiioy alter an exciting and olose
contest. J. Coolboch sprung the balls, Jacob Young
scored tho couui and W. Kennedy was cnosen referee.
A matnli between two Well known riflemen is under
consideration, and Will probably come otr next week.
A motion to sat astrio an Injunction recently ob
tained by Jaberx A. Bosiwick & Co. to proveut Css
sfus & Heed aud Mrs. Nancy Stokes, mother of Ed
ward S. Stokes, from ejecting them from tbe promises
known as tbe Newtown Creek Oil Works, was argued
yesterday in tbe .Supremo Court, Kings county, before
Justice I'ralt, wbo d?ui?d the uiotiou. Tho plaintiffs
are lessees, occupants and operators of the works
named. Mrs. Hioxes became embarrassed lu oir
cumt-iuncc* a lew years ago and mortgaged tho
property ol Cas?ius M. Heed, proprietor of the UolTman
House. Tbe mortgage wss ?iiimoi|uoiilly loreclosed,
aud was bought in by Mr. Heed lor S1JV,000. Messrs.
Hostwick & Co. then brought action to bave the Judg
ment of foreclosure sot ssido, on the sllogauon ol col
lusion aud rraud on the part of Mrs. Stokes, (Coward S.
Stokes std Mr. Heed. '1 boy allege tnst the propcity
wu bought mi by Mr. Hoed, who only paid f TOO on the
imrcbato Tbe property is ibe same in which James
Visk and Kdwsril S. Mokes were interested, and about
wbicu they lailod to agree. Tba deiendants have leave
to renew tho motion to dissolve tbe injunction.
An odd case of table-turning came up yesterday in
tbe Newark Police Court. Last Monday thore went to
board with Mr. Augustus R. Kuggles, or No. 84 John
son street, a singular pair calling themselves doctors?
u mule and leinslo. One Is Br. Charles A.
Barnes, a mesmeric operator, and tbu other
Mrs. Dr. t-arab Black. Ueiore the pair had
long been la Urn place ilimr iimnoers excited tbe dis
approbation ol Mr Kuggles, and ou Friday lie ordered
them to leave, but Mrs. Kuggles said they sbould slay.
t,ip liked loo pair, an 1 they proposed to stay, but on
Kndsy night Mr. MVgjrles put his foot down
und declared they must go. a row eusued,
in which, it appears, Mrs. Muggins sided with
the doctors, ana w.is ncrsen put out. Yesterday tlio
docior* appeared to complain about the alleged assault
on till*. Il'jg?<l"s got in a counter tharge, and had
the satisfaction of sreing Brs. names and Black locked
up m 'lelauil ol ball. Mis. Kuggles was permitted to
go homo.
an alleged bbotheb-in-law or stonewat.l
jackhun baid to be A convict extraob
A remarkable cam ol disputed Identity, vividly re
calling the great T.cbburce trial, has been the subiect
or Judicial t?T?al?g*tton in tbo Klgbib Distriol our
during lb. past Bve days, beior. crowded
audiencM. The emphasis and positlveues. wUhwbieb
witnesses of tha highost respectability taUIOed ta
diametrically opposite lacts gradually worked up tbo
Court and .pactator. to lever neat and made th? ques
lion one ol intea.e Interest. Tbo caao originated by
tbo testimony of one Oadwallader Kvans in ?n action
lor ejectment hrou?ht by Mr. Gilbert, owner ol the
^emues No be weTAow^m"
srwa: a
Also the record showing Edwards' con vie
S'lr, Recorder Hucketi ana hi. ? J*J
in Sine Sins Staio I rlson in April, lnii, auu
Ji^medthat Sauiuel Kd*ards was the sumo person as
CadwJuader Kvaua. UUlcer Uilpia was produced and
mom that be arre-tod mm lor the cunio. audthat
Kvuns was the Kdwards who bud ueou so arrested,
tried And convietcd.
Evans wu plsoed on the stand, and swore pMillTaly
Tn USE* bU life UiU.Hbls or
" b'k.iew nothing of any such check. and
that At'the 't me ol this trial and conviction be was not
in Nsw York, but wa* ou board ol the ship Ziugara as
aooond mate And w.is actually on u.e high suua, nu -
lb? port of Now York In the early part
? thTvoar 1871. and that in April, 1871, h? was upon a
voyaae to San k'rauoisco; that iroro S?n H-auclaco he
?aited lor 1'ugut Souud, thence to Antwerp; mere be
?oii. his vessel and went to Southampton, wbsnoe ho
ii?ri lur N'ew York in the year 1*73, and that during
yeirs WU-7r.ad most it 1873 ho was absent irorn
N*MrYCharla8 Oelmoaico was called by the plalntlll to
idontifv Kvauh hh iue same peraou wtio bad. under tbe
- m. or Kdwards attempted to puss tbo forged check,
Sr^ a^dtodiso Ai'Stost.llJd, in bl. opinion, he
wal nat tha saine man. Tbe interest in the case at
ilu* point became Intmiso, esuecmlly when the plain
iiti'F oounricl ibeu proauccil uuothor indictment, ,01111^
!L?806 ugTinst Sno CAdwallader Kvans, cbur^di w uta
harclRrtoutfiv breaking * room ?t iue WasmUKion
burglariously sealing thertlrotn doming
lotol in l guest at -aid hotel, Kvaus
'"'"'IVhe Uu^ P^a^'d gu^ty "and h*dl b^en^en tonci^to
?m?i w?? the same person who had committed the
Kvans) was tne ??.. ? HalAtead. who was one of
crime in liflft- *fr. g ( ( 18#5 nd
Mr VMf C T?Im" iT.'cu'"a'r'il?dftm? Gr?U(ler,
lu 186J IB Winchester, > . JucUBOll. thal a(lcr lh8
rel, the *l*ler Kaitimore aud Philadelphia
- zy
tJs s ftrss-if
irii vearrt of nee, caliod Florence, ana who is now^liv
in? with him iu tbiscitv; that alter his marriage he
i ? L Sew-York "uiill the year 1808. whon ho
T*Km ,0Br"?ho?ias nBUUordJ#b1y^oaDl,lDtf^
tained a de ."ed'descr.Option ol the affair Mr. Mm
Ol T?apbiarn
Hnliter 1c Co.; Major lireen, ol
Ha"" w^ob^ion^rshinV? oMiiu.
/-VhVs"Cpryom,scrar,daUthiy aU
l.n.xi/r Kvuns al the Jefferson Market roiice tyourt,
on tbo charge ol tbe Washingion Hotel
no^tdemi'yChi^a^'t"^tnaa*wba WMMmin'ttad 1 n
S J" andhrlr^^urmu-^^ ^
mu wuV^^'r'aDd1and* Xout0 fli%
wmh." woJd reaSer Ju'dgmrt'lor^be piaintill, And as
F vans was about to depart Irom the court room he was
traordluary developments are oxpeoted to bo rnado.
Notwithstanding the gloomy aspect of tbo weather
Central Park yesterday afternoon was again ttio sc.-no
ol eujoyment to thousands. Tbo band, under the
leadership ot Messrs. Dodworth and Uralullu, played
some ol tholr choicest pteccs, the children roinped,
the boys dotted by hundreds the broad lawn wnicb tbe
authorities have set apart for baseball play, tbe Ca
routsol was thronged, belies uud bouus lound pleasure
In tho promenade on the luulls, and paieriainillas,
with tbe little (oik, took cotniort lu a sail on
the lake. 'I he sun did not tairly actioo his intention*
until neurly live o'c.ock, but bis ailveut thru, an lie
peeped cheerily above the western clouds, wis tbe
signal (or a large outpouring, and tne uptown can
were filled with people anxious to exchange tue nultry
beat lor tlio breezy surroundings, tbe i.ilia/e and flow
ers ol tbe Park. Only tboso wlioltave burn con lined in
tbe city bot houses, at the work benob ana oitloo desk,
iu close rooms and ill veuiiUiud apurtuteuis can lonn
au idea oi ibo glorious cltungu irottt these to toe
liealtU-in?r>iring atmosphere that is always to be lound
uinoug tlio rocks, trues and country sccuery ol
"Uou's broad uoros" In our great public piay
grounds. A large number of eiiuipaees auued
to ilio llTe ol the occasion, and ttie
abseuco of dust mude tbe drives unusually pleasant.
Tne presence ol tbe great crowd tliut ibrongs tbe i'srk
every Saturday and participates 111 the many pleasures
that are afforded to eyo and ear attests uol only Die
popularity of ibo spot but tlio good taste or tbone who
spread the banquet.
Tho causes ot the oxploslon ot naphtha on board tho
lighter Caution, on May ?-!?, were yesterday tbe sub
Jcct ol Investigation at tbo Coroner's office. Wlilinm
Smith, tb? captain; Cbarlea l.luk, the male, and a
youth named Michael Kelly were tbe victims of thu
disaster, find tbe Jury rendered a verdict that tho de
ceased came to their deaths by tho effects of an
explosion on tlio lighter Caution, loaiiod witu
naphtha, si tbe foot ot Kllty-tirst street, North
Hiver, iroin causes unknown, and ccnuure was
pureed upon Lombard, Ayrcs .t Co. lor keeping
in tiieir employ an babituul smoker such as Captain
Wllliuin smith was proved to be, and more ctution
was recommended lu discharging naplitlia iu tbe luturo
by tbe Metropolitau (ins Company. As every oue on
board tbe ves ol m tho time of tbe explosion perished,
It was, of course, nnpos-llile to ascertain the immediate
cause of it, uud so tho evidence ot tliu witnesses sum
moned to testify was of a purely conjectural character
and dealt maroly wlili tho uiiture ol the explosive
material aud the methods of truut>purlihg and ducburg
Ing it. A couple ol tbe possible causes of th& disaster
were alluded to in tho course ol tbo inquest. One was
tho habit C.iptaiu Smith huu ol smoking ou board the
vessel, tne other the existence of Hide lights In the
cabin which may have boon kept burning.
The following Insolvent assignments wero filed In
tho office of the County Clerk yestorduySimon
llenry to Jnlioa Jonas; John C. Green to Owen
A petition in bankruptcy has been fllou against
Jamos U. Miller, ot this ctiy aud l'ougbkeepste. by
Orlando P. Waliortniro and tho Farmers and Manufac
turers' National Hank of Foughkrepsle. The lormer
has a claim lor |l,0t>l 02, and the batik's claim umounta
to 42. Miller, It is alleged, recently transferred
a largo amount ot property to various persona, uud
Judge Itlatcbiord has granted an Injunction to restrain
them iroiu disposing of Ik llenry Taliinadgo Is a pre
ferred creditor for 92,100.
Register Little lias reoeivod a warrant In bankruptcy
against Jamos K. Miller, ol No. 2JW Itroadway, who lias
been adjudicated ou ibe petition ol it is creditors. trie
ioiiowlug are ttie amounts ot tbe claims oi tbo peti
tioning creditors:?Walter t?. Schuyler, $4,tills i?7j
Kdwartl La Moutague, i>4;John I. Miller, <tt>uo;
Junes V. Kcuenck, $2,vii 11, L)avid Ik Nosh, oOj
A. H. Xracjr, $X<Ji Ui.
Significant Meeting of West Side
Property Holders.
The Elevated Railway Asked to
Extend Its Route.
It would appear thai tho trlouds of rapid transit
have organized an earnest cuinpuign in the lurihor
anoc ol tboir favorite and needed measore. Thecoursa
ol the last Lcgislsluro seeiu* 10 hive stirred up a more
spirited intercut, and brought tbo projectors ol tbe
great luoilliy to a flrtner dependence upon themselves
Following upon tho recent largo uieotiuj: ut Chicker
lug Hull there wna a gathering last evening ut
the Liou Brewery of properly holders of ibo west side
who uro interested in an extension ol tho present Ele
vated road to Harlem River. I'romlceui among ibis
assemblage were Daniel F. Ticraanu, Fornondo Wood,
R. M. Water/, William Johnson, Lawaon N. Fuller,
Dtvight U. Olmstosd, 'tobert Marshall, William F.
Dickson, Andrew Blakely, Cyrus Clark, David H.
Koapp, Stephen 0. Williams, John Brower, E. Rem
bolwer, Geriuuin ritanchell, Simeon E. Chnrcb, Cieorgo
Ruiid, Byron 8. Coates, Charles E. Slinms, Isaao A.
Ltwronce, Dr. F. A. Otter aud others.
iho moeilu; was called to order by Mr. Daniel F.
Tleinunn. 3lr. David IL Knnpp was chosen probldout,
Mr. Cvrus Clare secretary, wnh tbe following list of
vico p.esuJenis:?Manuel Berubeimer, William 1'.
Dixou, William VV. Brown, Joseph Morrltt, liyrou S.
Coates, Charles E. Simmi, Rinaldo M. Waters, George
Rudd, Isaac A. Lewreuoe, Andrew Bloakloy. The soc
rotary read the succeeding resolutions, which were
auopted with considerable fervor.
Resulved, That It is the daijr ol all elilsiut singly and
aaitadly to exhaust rvery menus to agitate the public
mind upon tU? subject ot rapid transit, and tu this end we
In lie till'111 vo assemble in public lucetInifit in eacli ward
and *ssemnly district to demand that immediate an i sub
stantial relief '10 granted : and we ask tne press, as tne ex
ponent uf popular will and loaiing, to unceasiiicly demand
tils removal of all obstacle* winch have delayed the attain
ment of thin great bleu dug, and to attack and expose all
persons and URineies which thwart the will ot llie people.
h'esulved, That It is tho duty of all citir.au> at the comliiK
election tu sudeavor by every weans to secure, in the repre
sentatives scut froui this city to Albany, men u-ho will aid
In the consummation ot thla great necessity. and tu that
end we nuffeit tliat tbe Irlendsot Kapld franslt ortsaulio
In each Assembly district for the purpose of securing such
representatives as will be beyond the iutliience that has so
long bren enabled to defeat this great work,.demanded by
every consideration ol publlo health, economy and policy.
Kesolved, Tnat the .New York Iflevnlod Kuilrosd Com
pany, having beau luveited with a valtiaole franchise by
the people, be required. In retnru lor such frxuchise. tu
make sucli imm mate extension of their railroad as will
meet the requirements of tbe public.
Ke-oiied. That a committee ol live be appointed bv the
President of tui* meeting to present tbeae resolu
tions to tbe I'resident of said railroad company,
and, while urging his urompt consideration of
tliwin. express to him tbe eonOdence which this nest
ing repns s in otie who has hitherto so successfully under
taken aud completed great projects, and its gratlHcation
that Into his hands has Keen intrusted the task of bringing
rdiet to a burdened community.
President Knapp thou Introdacod Mr. Fernando
Wood, wbo spoke as loilowa:?
Gkntmsmkn?The immediate objoot of tbla meeting la
to urgo the proprietors ol tbo Elevuted Railroad, which
bus now lta terminus at Ninth avenue and Fiily-nintn
street, to extend their track as lar upward a* the
present condition of the avenuo will permit, and also
to express the opinion of Uio citizens ot this part of
the city us to tbe necessity ol more speedy means ot
communication with the lower part of tho .city. At
present the Elevated Railroad edors tho only*opportu
nity wo have for speedy access to tho business com
munity below. To tbe city the world this side of
Coutral 1'ark is scarcely known?us advantages
and inducements for a Orst-ciass residential
population are as yet not born; circumstauccs
have not favored Improvement, though na
ture In its bounty baa been Invisn It its
gilts and given us the mest lovely and beautiful por
tion ol tbo city; and in no distant day the west aide ol
Now York will, like tbe weal side ol l.ondon, be more
sought tor, and will bo more valuable than any part of
the metropolis. It is npoa thla narrow portion,
bounded easterly by tbo Farlc and westerly by the
river, south by Fifty-ninth street and north by
Spuyten Duyvll, thai lies tho most valuable part of
this great city. It is here that nature has bestowed
lis chioleai handiwork, and we can, with but lliiie
effort in tbe way of adornment of that which was orig
inally so attractive, establish what shall be known
hereafter ae the moat healthy, the moat enobanling,
the most deslruble section ot this emporium.
The speaker here gave several reasons to Justify his
position regurding tho advantages ol tho west auto
ruglon, acd continued:?"Now, to make this of prac
tical utility we must have rapid transit, the quick
means ot ingress and egress. Time to New Yorkers is
a prlnio necessity. Wo cannot ullord to be
long In getting to and troin our occupa
tions, whatever they may be. We uro quick
lu our thoughts, quiok In our motions, quick
In our percepuona and in our conclusions. We appear
to act hurriedlv, it Is true, but there is an Intelligent
comprehension that governs ua and which leads 10
Important results and generally accomplishes all wo
undertake. We want quick, cheap aud regular
methods of communication. We want S'ime
of tho recent facilities wblolt capital,
gonitis and ouergy have Imparted to tbe Ioco
moiiou of the world. Tuo Elovated ro id can
give it to us; we ask it, though wo have a right to do
tuuud Ik (Applause.) Nor du wo ask this because we
think that capital will expend itsolf lor our benellt; lor
we are quito sure that every dollar appropriated to
Rominao ibis road upwurd will bo handsomely reim
bursed by the large amount ot traltlc which will sorely
lollow and to some extent bo produced by lu
1 buvo oilon boen surpribod that a portion ol the
wuuderlul energy which Ha* boen displayed In tho
creation of vast railroad enierprisoa acroaa aud
throughout the Continent of Amorica haa not thought
a liillo ot tne openiugs lor a more auro, speedy and
advantageous roiurn which tho oily of New York itself
otlored. This city has really and in faot a population
ot 2,500.000 wbo daily transact their buamosa, and
uro to all intents ami purposes doriving every
advantage ol the taxation which we ourselves
bear, and yot about one-hull ot them only aro voters
and actual residents ot the city itself. There uiubi
be some great fundamental cause lor ibis. It oannot
be possible that any merchant, lawyer or profe.-sloual
uioii, mechanic or tradesman would prefer crossing
the rivers und going soino distance troin iheir im
mediate interests tbuu to bo in the immediate viotnity
of those interests and ttioir occupation und em
ployment*. I attribute this condition ol things very
much lo the want of rapid transit, and urn glad to toe
iho people ol ihe oily generally awakoning to the
neccs.->Hy of ti, and bopo that the lesult will be that
not only the Elevated road, bat every other project
of alike intelligent and enterpri-ing character, may be
adorned and carried, so as to all'ord the parts ol the
city above Filly-tnuih street ihe advantages which we
ao much require ourselves upon ibis sldo."
Mr. Wood s exposition ot the needs of the west side
residents was loudly applauded, and after the Secre
tary hud read me opinion of the Eualisn engineer.
Gallon, upon the Elevated road (proviously published
In the Hkkalii), tho Prosident introduced Mr. Dwlght
II. Olmsuad.
Mr. Oltnsiuud said"Whenever, tor a few years
past, tho pro| arty owners on the west side bnve do
i nianded the completion ol tbe public Improvements
tor which they have boen so heavily and inequitably
usseswbu, they have been mot by ihe objection that no ?
more houses were needed lor residences on this Island,
and tbe long lines ol unocoapled boulevards and
' airoeis on the west side wore pointed to in
proof of tbe truth ol the assertion. Vain
was it to oppose to this statement tacts and
figures to explain that 50,000 paoplo annually settled
lu the suburbs of ins citv who would prelcr to live
within lis limits, and that all whioh was needed to
entice ibein here was rapid transit?it was all lu vain.
Tlio vacant streets stood an unimpeachable witnesses
ol mismanagement, corruotion aud prcmutare dec y
ol the city. It wus insisted that til* city was practi
cally dead. Assessment* had killed it. t'ntown im
provenients*nnd municipal cxtravaguno* had killed ll
Tweed had killed ll. It had died not the death
of tbn righteous, but of the wicked, and broad
was tbe way which led to Its dcatruclion.
When Commodore Vunderbllt broke the eg* and oat
camo iho chicken?rapid transit on tho Fourth av< nuo
?what was the result? Why,new houses have followed ,
the lino of that improvement like sparks from the
locomotives of the road. Immediately, even in a time
ol uuoxumpled businoas depression, great ao
livlty In building has commenced. Up go blocks
ol houses, over Lenox Hill, over Yorkvilla, along
llarlem Flats, almost in a night, like exhalations; and
within u year or two the whole dlsiai.oo Irom the
Ff rty-second Hlruet Depot to Harlem River and bo
youd wiii form a continuous etiy. Now, it la naked,
why is thorc not the same activity In building on the
wast aa thorn is on the east side of the
city T The Fourth avenue Improvement has
answered that question. It I* because thore is no rapid
transit on the west side. This is tho sole and only
reason. Would it not be right that tho whole city
should | ay oiic-hiill the coal of n rapid transit road on
the weKi aider Wby should tbe w*at side bo taxed for
tho Fourth avenue road unless tho euat side la taxed
for a like road litre f
Gentlemen, h?H not the west sldo psld out enongb
money lor ibo exclusive behcflioi downtown improved
propurtv, and is It not about time the thing was
aiopped ? You can aton li, tor you navo tbe matter
pretty much In your own hands through your voire
and inlluence. 1 advise every one of you io vote no
longer lor partisan ends, hut lor Ibo protection el your
selves from ibe gross injustice under whioh you have
ao long siiflcrod
The Now York Elevated Railroad haa done all that
It could under the circumstances, and lor that wo are
thanklul. ll Is uow in the control ol an able, tar
sighted and encrvettc board ol directora. who will
leave no stone unturned in insure lta anocesa. But
11, on ucconut ol opposition by tho horso railroads,
or the deoisions or orders ol the courte, or thi
inability or neglect ol tne company, ll shall fall io
exieud its traok northward thla summer, iliaa 1, tor
one, am lor u new departure and tor a combined
movement among ourselves lo secure th? end desired,
with or wi'.boat tne co-operation ol any existing cor
poration, aa may It* best. W? ffii9 are dually mt?t
asted In It bare too long left tbia business to otbera.
Let u* organize here ibia very evening, tppolot com
mittees, and if need bo ?ei aucb machinery lu motion
as shall compel Hie authorities, Slut* and municipal
to provide uk ai once with a rapid transit road wlilob
shall bo salui iclory totbe public, tree tins hide-hou-ad
city, and give it a new start in prosperity, growth aud
power. (Applause.)
Upon bm introduction Mr. Ecctesine spoke u M
Ki.i.i.uw Citizkxs?Speaking to yoa as residents ?
thin diKirict it will bardly be necessary to elaboraM
tbo now universally recognized laot that rapid transit II
csacuilalto the continued growth and prosperity oi n>?
city ol New York 1 desire, however, to reluto the theory
that has beeu promulgated by the opponents or rapid
transit, that it is merely a local matter, alfecUug Una up
per cud or the district, and bringing no compensating
advantages 10 the re?t ot tb? city ol New York. 1
suppose that It will ho admitted that anything thai
mctu.ises the population and the lux valuttiou of ih?
properly ol the city beuoBu tlna community. Now,
what do wo llud existing to-day in New York? Tin
most casual observer at any ol tha ferries tbat plj
between ibis cuy and Brooklyn, or this cay au?
New Jersey, cannot tail to notice at the close 01
every business day tbo number of business meg
reluming to thoir (iomeg lu New Jersey, and lu vari
ous parts ol Lou^t Island, aftar the business hours art
over in New York. Every ona ot tbaae men earu then
living here; they take so much sway troin the general
lumi iliut should be the t-ourcu ol a lax mveiiue; they
practically oarry away ?o much woiltb from tbia
county tbat legitimately belongs to the county, and
should luraisu it a source ol revenue.
I hf legislation sought to be obtained In tbe last
Legislature in lavor ol rapid transit was aimply this:?
Thai betore any litigant could go into court ana obiail
au ex parte injunction h? should Ule a bond in sufflciein
umouut to indeiunily the company tor tho damages re
sulting to tuem Iroin the injunction II at tbe end o
the suit bo failed to maiutaln his alleged rights
J here was nothing wonderlul In this leal urn.
Many legal procedure.-, have this element attachod la
them. You cannot obtain an order restralmug th?
liberty ol a citizou without tiling a bond sulHclently
ample to compensate him lor damages In caae tha
or.er ol arrest is afterward set aside; you can't
touch proporty without liling a bond In double tb?
amount ol tho property nought to bo attached, and
it ceria.n.v seems reasouabio in a public enterprise
of so vast an Importance lo tbe wollaroot the entire
community as tho rapid transit enterprise suould be
guarded by some such safeguard as this. For reasous
that have already beuu explained that legislation
tailed. Tbe remedy lie* with tho peoplo. If
tho peoplo ol this State and couuty, recog
nizing tbo importance of rapid transit, desire
to attain it, they uaii do ao by olecung a Legisla
ture that will be plodged to rupld transit. (Applause.)
Tho people organized in their power some yean
ago aud burled trom power tho men who were false to
tbn iruats reposed in tbnm, and baaed as our govern
ment is upon tbe sovereign will ol tho poople, when
ever they take the trouble to express tbat sovereign
will in the legitimate exercise ot the elactivo tranchiso,
they will accomplish their otOoot and obtain irom tha
Legislature any enactments they may require."
Mr. Simeon & Church was next 'Introduced, and
strongly urged upou tho voters of tbe west side
tbo necessity of their sanding ouly rapid transit
men to roproiont them In the Legislature. He
said Uioy ought to bava representatives intelligent
enough lo kuow what rapid transit means tor thia
city, and laitblul enough to carry out lueir convlo
Other speeches were made by gentlemen praaent,
Including Mr. D. F. Tietuann, who nariaiedsome intor
a.'iling reminiscences ol the progress of rapid irauelk
A committee wus then sppomtod to preseul ibo
resolutions ot ihe meotiug to tbe President ol
tbe Klevuied Hallway, as follows:?Messrs. D.
11. Knapp, Fernando Wood, Cyrus Clark, Will
iam P. Dixon and John Krower. Messrs.
Clark, Knapp aud Dixon were ulflo appointed acommit
tee to obtain signatures to a petition lo the President
ot tho Klevaiod itoad from property boldere on Nlntb
avenun, asking an extension ol the line, alter which
the meeting adjourned. It is understood tbat another
rapid transit meeting will soon be held on the east
A couple of carriages drove up to tha Komau Catho?
lie Church ol the Epiphany, situated ou Second ave
nue, at niue o'clock yesterday morning, aud out of
Ihom alighted lb roe ladios and two gentlemen. Ona ot
the ladies was drubbed in bridal attire. This was tbo
widow Mrs. L. St. John Eckel, who is a daughter of
?'Maria Monk,''authoress ol a book, wbioh appeared
in lSotl, entitled "Awful Disclosures of Maria Monk,"
which wus a tirsue ol calumnies against the inmates of
tbe Hotel Dieu or Blaok Nunnery in Montreal. Tha
falsity of the allegations wero conclusively proved by
tlio lato Colonel W. L Stone, a Protestant, of tha
Journal of Commerce, who personally investigated
them. The bride looked happy, and chatted
with animation while entering tha portals ol
the sacred cdlllce. Her robo was of tbe richest and
moai elogaul kind. Sue claims on her father's side to
bo descended Irom Honry St. John, Lord Uolingbroko,
ot Kngiand. She was accompanied by bar daughter, a
beauti: u i girl ol some seventeen sum mere, named
Mario Oausvleve Dominique Fernando l^onoro, lor
wi om tho Prinooss Sulkowsku stood as godmother and
Viscount Laterriere as godfather at her obristenlug id
Paris. In company with the bride was ox-Judgo
Tonaey, of Elizabeth, N. J., who was to givo bur
away. Tho groom, a tall, gray headed man ot
soma elxty summers, oroot as a soldier,
was Mr. S. M. A. Harper, lato editor of
tba New York TaHrt und a widower. 11a
is a graduate of Oxlord, England, aud has
boeu soma tbree years In this country. Ha la
kuown In the metropolitan press of this oily as a bril
liant theological writer. For elghioon years he was a
minister ol the Churoli ol Eugland, aud at ono lime
held a living under tho than Archdeacon Manning, now
the Cardinal. Later on ho embraced tho Koman
Catholic lauli and established u Human Catholic papar
at Clasgow, In Scotland, called the Northern Standard,
and another paper at Livorpool, both of which dial
The wedding ceremony waa portormed by the Rev.
Father Uirdsull, the pastor of the church. At its con
clusion the nawly married couple adjournod to a lash
lonubio hotel, whero a reception was held. In tha
evening they left tor South Amenia, in Dutchess
The proceedings, commenced sonio weeks ago, foi
tbe removal from office ol Robert VV. Edmonds, a Jus
tlco of the i>eace at Mount Vernon, Weatchostci
county, on chargcs of alleged malfeasance la offico,
have now descended almost Into a broad
farce. Alter two DoslponemenU yesterday altor
noon waa llxcd lor taking additional tcBtt
mony, but when tbe appointed boar arrlvod II
transpired that tbo meeting could not take plaoe,
owing to the fact that both ol tbe prooecatinff coun
sel?wco were also tbo prirno movers of tbe luvostigu
tion? had witmlrawn Iroin the case. It appears that
one ol tbe lawyers allu led to U the proprietor ot a
newspaper In tbo village, and is also tbo delendant In
a libel buit brought ny Justice Kdmonds s-rae months
prior to tho commenccinent ol tbo proceedings in th?
attempted removal case. .Since tbe last hearing bofors
the referoo In the Edmonds case tho lawyei
alluded to enterod Into a compact by which
be agreed to pay Edmonds a certain sura
ol money and In addition withdraw from tho prose<
CUtion bo bad commenced, the condition on tbe othoi
tide oeiog that the suit lor libel should be Uihcoimu
uod. The money lu the case, or a portion of It, wal
actually paid, but tbe lawyer, to the surprise ol tbi
other side, In his apparont abandonment ot tbe pro
oeeJinga against Edmonds, turned tne case over
to liia partner. Yesterday afternoon Edmonds
formally notified tbe lawyer that bo would
at once rocominonco procoedinga In tbe llbol suit
aaainst him. Tba associate counsel In the removal
caso has apparently tukon the advice oflerea by tba
referee al tbe laat meeting, aod has also withdraws
from any further participation In tbe procoodtng,
owing to a conflict of opinion as to wbo ia responsible
for iLio ler? ol tbe refcroo and stenographer. Ilia cast
now stands adjourned to tne 7th pros.
On the 20th of April, 1871, James H. Duggan, a welN
known young doctor, was raarrlod to Susan, the
daughter of 1'atrlck Corrigan, Jr., of Na 68 East
Eighty-seventh street, who at that time waa compara
tively wealthy. Tbe raarrlod couple lived happily
together until September, 1873, when tho doetoi
abandoned hla wile, nnd since then baa (ailed
to contribute anything toward bar support.
On several occasions Mrs. Duggan heard reports that
ber recreant husband waa leading a ilfo ol dush and
lutttry, bat alio retrained from prosecuting him. Re
cently, however, she yleldod to the solicitation of
friends, and obtained a warrant for bia arrest lor
abandonment. 'I ho Doctor was arraigned at the York
vilio l'olico Court yesterday In tlio presence ol a lurga
audience interested in the es?e. Tito examination was
postponed itnd tbo prisoner reloascd on bail.
Christian Bauck, a Carman farmer of CaroDi.Ij. L,
about Hovon o'clock on Friday morning noticed that
his wile was very sick and Immediately sent lor Dr.
Itohenhaiislor, who discovered evtdencM of poison,
aud ou inquiry waa Inlormod by the sufloring woman
that at live o'clock sbo had swallowed two spoonfuls of
Curls green. A powerful emetic waa admlniatered,
ut too lute to save tbe llle ol the woman, wbo died In
great ngjny at oight o'clock t? tha evening. Baler*
death she stated tliitt she took the poison with tba de
liberate Intention of committing snlcido, and ex
pressed surprise that doath did not comn sooner. A
lew month* ago she inade an attompt to kill horsell by
eating the phosphorus lrom a bunch of matche*
Mm leaves two cbildron.
A port mortoin examination of tho hcmdless and limb
leas body of tbe fnualo found in tbe river on KrUay
laat waa ui^do al the Brooklyn Morgue yeaterday by
Dr. A \V. Sbepard. The Doctor la ol the opinion thai
tbo tlituiemberineut is owing to decomposition aud
gnawing ny the llsbea. An inquest wi.s held belore
Coroner .Siinms and tbe u-ual verdict waa rendered,
aitei which tho remains wot* interred IB roller*!

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