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Troubles ot the Teutonia, Ger man and Dry Dock Banks. nervous depositors. The Teutonia's Trustees Offer to Wind Up Its Affairs. PANIC IN PROVIDENCE. Disastrous Failures in Massachusetts, Ohio, Micliigau aud Louisiana. Anxious to Head Off the Repeal of the Bankrupt Law. The ran on tbe saying* Dank?, whioh lor a' tlmrf tbroaleued to become geueral, baa loriuuaiely sub sided, and a lew doya, li la said, will aeo tbe end of the troubles, wltn a loss ol Intcroal totho depositors who were foolish enough to draw their money and n corresponding galu to the batiks. The contro ol ex citement was at the German Savings Bank, cornor or Fourteenth atreet and Fourth avenuo. The sixty-day rule has not been enforced thoro, and It la not tho Inteutioa of tbo officials to enforce it Although a greator number ol deposltora drew their money than on the previous day, all wero paid Id lull. At the Dry Dock Bank there wfre not over a hundred callors?more than ueual and much loss than tbe day bofore. The sixty, duy role will be enforced or some dara to come. In tbe case ol tbo Tcotonla Savings Bank Judge Westbrook reserved his decision in rogard to tbe ap pointment of a receiver, the trustees having oflored to close up tbe bank without this unnecessary ex penditure. Tbe other city banks were not affected Dy (be recent troubles. . THE UKRXAX SAVINGS FUNIC. There was Increased exoitemont at tbe German Sa vings Bank. Beloro 'the doors were opened a largo crowd ol depositors bloeked up tbo sldowalk and a poitiou ol tho street. The female element largely predominated. When the doors wero uubarred the crowd rushed lo, almost completely filling tho space within tbe building and presented their boons. Tho ?cene was very disorderly. Over three buudred per aons wore presont at eleven o'clock. They were be ing paid with interest to January 1, at tbe rate of fifty per botir. It was Impossible to pay off all that came beforo tbo closing hour, and many will have to wait till Monday. Tbe reason for tbo great number of persons withdrawing their money, and for the con tinued run, Ilea in tbo non-enforcement of tbe sixty day rule, wbicn, aa id tho case of tbo Dry t>ock, would keep away tbe larger depositor!. Mr. Philip Uessinger, tho president, said that it was undoubtedly (tie (allure o( the sixpenny and Toutonia bsoks which bad shaken oonOdeoce in and caused the run on thoGormau Bank. Mr. George F. Amtbor, troasnrer ot tbe Institution, ?aid that they were paying all depositors who called for tbetr money in lull, and did not intend to enforce tbe sixty-day luw. lio tbougbt the excitement would die out early next week. The liabilities ol the hank were, on January 1, to 26,472 depositors, $10,000,661 so, with accrued interest to January 1 ot $210,003 05, making u total o( $10,883,264 55. The assets wero $11,408,445 81. leaving a surplus of $010,181 20. Of these asset* about $5,000,000 could immediately ue turned to to cash. There are in bonds and mortgages $4,224,744 28 ou property which is valued at over $13,000,000. Tbe banking house U put down at $460,000 and the real estate at nearly $115,000. At tne ruto ot $150,000 a day the bauk could staud a run ot thirty davs before aailtng lu tbetr mortgages ?r disposing ef their real estate. It is estimated thut over $200,000 have been drawn from tho hank since the run was begun. When asked how much had been paid out Mr. Atnthor refused to give any par ticulars, alleging as a reason that "the people might uot comprehend taem." He acknowledged, however. Hint 300 people called tho llrst day. As Uiere were tno same number yesterday, matting ? greaior num ber than at the Dry Dock, where tbe sixty day rule was enforced. TDK I)UT DOCK SAVINGS RANK. At the Dry Dork Dank there were about one hun dred callers during the day,*but uot tnvre lean twenty at any ono time. The bosluoss weut on ns usual, and quite a number ol deposits wero made. Seats nad been preptrod fcr tbe expected crowd, but no crowd came. 1 be run here is regarJed as virtually onded. Mr. Webster, the secretary, said that $50,000 had been paid out on Friday. Less than a third of that sum was paid out yesterday. President Mills was graiitlcd In receiving u lottor from Mr. Henry L Lamo, Bank Superintendent at Albany, congratulating him on the dying out ol tha troubles, sod highly approving bis course in enforcing th? sixty day rule, Both tbe tier man Savings Bank sod tho Dry Dock wore open lor business Irom six to eight o'clock last night, und all who called lor their money wero paid off with prompt Bess end despatch. THR TEUTON I A. All was quiet around this bunk yesterday. Mr. St. Joun and an assistant remain still in churge, no re ceiver having boon appointed. A hearing was had beloro Judge Wcstbrook, ol tbe .Supreme Court, in tbe Court llooso at Hudson City, ou Kridsy afternoon, ?t three o'clock. The altornoy for tbe Teutonla Sav ings Hank appeared and admitted tbe substantlsl cor rectness of tbe report ot tbo Dank Exaintnora The Attorney General also appeared and moved tho ep|K>loiment ol a receiver. lie conceded that tno bonus Issued by tho towns of gluten Island, ol wlncb tne bank ho represented be <1 $10U,!MX>. wero valueless, as tho Hank Sapertntendcut claimed In bis official communication to the Attorney General. He alao conceded tbe insolvency ot the bank, and did not oppose the appointment ol a re ceiver. Tbo Hank Superintendent had uinde personal Inquiry ot well known residents of Staten Island rs speciing tbo validity aud vaino ol tbe town bonds is sued by towns on that taland, a portion of which wers beld by tbe Teutonla Savings iiaok as a stork Invest ment. Tbo uniform opinion was that such bonds were s^ortbless. This inquiry was mado alter tbo receipt ol tbe report ol tho examinerc, and fully sustained tbe same *ln respect to tbn bonds reiorred to. Counsel intorposod u#opposition to tbe continuance of tbe injuuollou, but assed lor tne post ponement of the bearing In rogard to the appointment ol a receivor mr one week, ile said there was n caso pending in the Supremo.Coort to obtain Judgment on some or tbe bank's town bonds ta wntoli a lavorsble deoision was expocted. He also said that the trus tees were willing to take charge of tho bank's aflairs end Cluee it up without costiog the bink a cent, ila did ibis In the interest of depositors, as tbe oxpenscs ol a receiver would be very heavy. Judgo Wcstbrook reserved his dects on. It is claimed by people who say tbey nre lamtllsr with tbo ullatrs of tho bank that II a receiver is ap pointed at least eighty per ccat will be p*id back to Ibe depositors. On ibo other bsnd, if tno trustees are allowed to close It up Ihey expect to pay dollar lor ?oiler. Some fear was expressed ibst tbe panic might ex lend to tbe Bowery Sivmps Hank, but all was quiot inert. A SAYINGS BAKU PANIC IN PHOYIDENCE? DEFOSITOU8 excitedly withdrawing mokky AMD LOHINO THKIR INTXBS8T?ENFORCING THB SIXTY DAY RVLK. [BY TELEOBArH TO TUB HERALD.] Providrxcb, Jt. L, April 27,18*s. Tbe excitement which bss prevailed In ibis city einca tbo Fall Hirer dedications, and which csme la s bead yosterdsy In tho action ol the Mecbsnlcs' Ssvlngs Bank In deciding to en.'orce ibe sixty dsy rale for paying oat deposits, bus been Intensified to-day by other rumors of troubio with ?ur city bsnks. These rumors naturally hud tbe ?fleet ol exciting tbe public tnled snd shaking the general conOdenco even in tbe strongest of our moneyed institutions. srsrs.xsio* or Tits pancoao hank. * Following tho reeent saving bsnk difficulties In Psw tucket and in Newport emno the news that the i'as cosg Savings Bank, of Barrellvlilo, had temporarily suspended, and tbe Supremo Court ol the State this morning gnntod an Injunction restraining that Insulation from paying out money or roceivlng do IwilU, Governor Van Ziudi nppoitited Alexander 'armim, Albert L. Say leg and Josnun Wlliitir, a Hoard ot t onmussioners to Investigate the aff ilrs of the bank, l'ne result ol this state ol affairs Is thst to-day there bes buen a general run on all the saving insti tutions ill the clly; and to Illustrate tho unneutral aisle el exottemenl wbtch prevails, some ot tbo oiliest snd soundest banks In the city arc selected lor the lorgest wnhariiwitl ol deposit*. r\rom iNU tuk sixrv ?\V RtJt.lt. Tlii Jsck>ou I iistiiuiion ot S?v ugs paid a law ol tho depositors w no wero there wlieu tno doors opened Hits morning, and then tue treiifurcr, seeiug s lung line ol depositors waiting to draw out ihetr money, nsnoonced that tho trustees Itsd decided to require tbe ususi notice el sixty days. A gentleman, con jutte* wtUi UMOitLProvitlciK* laili^iiouM ??formed the Hsaltn correspondent to-'1av tbat tliey ware prepared for a run from now until next autuiuu. DEPOSITORS TUB OKEATKST LOsKKM. He reporu that tbey had an abundance ol cash that they could not invest to advantage, aud that they would save thousands 01 dollars In interest by tbe present excitement and withdrawal of deposits. Bom A of tbo other savings instu uijous, while they may be equally sound, are not prepared with ? largo surplus to stand so long extended a draiu on their treasury. Tbe Union Sartors Hunk to-duv decided to requlro tbe charter notice of intention to withdraw. Tho Itbode Island Institution bss tor some days been requiring notloo from large depositor*. SIHI'LT A WANT or COStNDBXCE. The tears expressed by those who are best ablo to judge ol aueb matters, that the large withdrawals of money by persona unaccustomed to us care will sub ject them to tbo attacks ot thieves and sharpers, and tbey will learn that li bad been better to leave tbclr money on depoalt In banks. The trouble appears to be there Is a eort of a panic which seems to a(!ect tbe whulo city, and beyond the lew who understand the principle upon which these Institu tions are cooducted and tbo care exercised In invest ing deposits, there is a widespread waut ol confl dnoce. Tbe last annual statement ol our Bank Com miaaiotier published show* tbat our savings institu tions generally have been well managed, upon sound principles, aud are it* a healthy, solvent condition, many ol Ibem with a large surplus. Perloriulug their usual functions, undisturbed by panic among depositors, they would pay a 'lair rite ot interest. Somi-annually tbay disburse such sums upon call aa are usual to sueh Institutions and payevory depositor In lull, principal and lutcrast. With very lew excep tions ibis is the siaius of every savings bank lu tuo State. But tbo troublea In Fall ltlver and the general ?baking ot conOdouce caused by tho defalcations there lutve croatad a panicky feeling tbat may prove disastrous. Tbe batiks nuvo not yet made out their statements, but wbeu they como' It is expccicd tbat tjiey will bo satialactory. Ileal estate has depredated to rapidly tbat ol course the banks which hold liiori cntes will sutler If compelled to sell, but tbe hank officers express themselves aa fully able to pay dollar lor dollar il gtvon proper time. LAROE NUMBER OF FAILURE8 IN OHIO?NOMI NAL ASSETS. Cincinnati, April 27, 1878. Tbe following petitions in bankruptcy havo been 'filed:? B. P. Hlnman, broker, Cincinnati, Liabilities, $700,0U0; aaseta, $358. Nearly all tho orodltors reside In Cincinnati aud Cblcago, though $10,000 are held by tho estate ol W. P. Blodgott,, New York* and $10,000 by a i\ Wilt IB, Boston. James Ballard, merchant, Atnens, Ohio, felled this morning. Liabilities, $60,000; assets not slated. William Clark, Martins' Kerry, Ohio, Liabilities, $137,000; assets, $28,C00. Henry Wagner, Bond Hi!!, Ohio. Liabilities, $15,000; assets, $2,000. Samuel Gourteo. Cincinnati. Liabilities, $36,000; asaele nominal. Benjamin Bruoe, Cincinnati. Liabilities, $44,000; assets, $33,000. Krnuk Baird, Locsn, Ohio. Liabilities, $10,000; as set*. $10,000. William Owen Sc Co., jewellers, Cincinnati. Liabili ties. $19,000", assets, $18,000. Simon & Elliot. Wyoming, Ohla Liabilities, $24,000; assets. $3,300. C. O. Barkwell, Cleveland, Ohio, pork dealer, felled today. His liabilities amount to $80,000 and bis as sets to $14,000. THE MATTHEWS BANKRUPTCY IN BOSTON. Bostok, April 27, 1878. The creditors of Nathan Matthews, who in 1870 was worth from $0,000,000 to $7,000,000. have petitioned him Into bankruptcy. IIr. Matthows has been an ex tensive operator In real estate, and bis failure la prin cipally due to the enormous shrinkage in tbat class of property during the last fow years. Judge Lowell bas dismissed tbe petition, with tbe consent ot the creditors, finding that Nathan Matthews bad not committed an act ol bankruptcy. FAILURE AT CXNTBIANA, ST. Nasiivili.s, Tenn., April 27, 1878. B. C. Wberntt, Cynthuua, Ky. Liabilities, $31,000; assets, 26,000. BANKEUPTCI IN MICHIGAN. Dktroit, April 27, 1878. Joseph S. Tuttle, lumber and leather dealer, of Nile*, it lob., filed a-voluntary pelltltion of bank ruptcy to-d?y. Hl? liabilities amount to $06,000 and assets to $65,000. His secured liabilities are $31,000. VOLUNTABT BANKI4C PTCY IN MEW ORLEANS. Kbw Oki.kaxs, La., April 27, 1878. W. B. Krutnbbaor & Ca, proprietors of tho Penn and Kentucky cottoo presses, tiled a voluntary pe. Uilon to bankruptcy to-day. TBI UNION BANK Or LEWIS0CEO, PA., BE CElVfS A BUI* VBOat TBE T BE A BUB* DE PARTMENT?TBE CASBIEE'S STATEMENT. PniLADKLPHtA, April 27, 1878. TlK following telegram was received at the office of tho Associated Press hero this sfternoon:? Lkwi?ih i;u, Pa., April 27. 1878. Will have onr account mado good In United Hates 1 Treaaury by Tueaday next. The tnmblu waa rauaud by my neglect anil not by ?ny deficiency at tiin bank. 11. P. SilliLLBIt, Cishier Union .National Bank. IIakuiakijio, Ps., Anrll 27, 1878. No uneasiness Is folt In regtrdto the safety of tho Union Bank of Lewlsburg. Tho trouble arose through an oversight ol tho oasbler In allowing the funds to become short in the Treasury Department at Washington. CASHIER BAINE OF TBE SALEM (IND. ) NATIONAL BANK BOBS TBE BANE TO SPECULATE IN STOCKS?BE BUNS AWAY LEAVING A LAEOE DEFICIENCY IN BIS ACCOUNTS. * JjfDrasAVOLis. Ind., April 27, 187a James Balne, casbler of tbo Salem National Bank, la missing. The following nolo to bis father-in-law was found in the bank this morning:? Mr. Lvoss?I am financially dlm'raced and mined. Wall ?treat did It. I know nut. and no oue carnn. wtilther 1 uo. God aave my wife and child. J aME.s UaIXE. lie bad a fortune of his own and la suuposed to havo been speculating la Wall streot. It remains to be as certained If tbo bante's money has been used. On opening tbo safa aomo $200,000 in money sad bonds were foond. The absconding cashier Balne abandonod his horse, turning him loose about ten miles west of Sslem, and afterward obtained a scst iu a pasxlng wugon. When last hoard from ho was at l'rospoct, somo thirty miles wost, aud Irom Utteeu to twenty miles away Irom tho Mil-oad and telegraph. Wililaiu C. Wltislangley, President ot tbo Bedford Bank, is conducting an examination ot the Sslatn Bunk's condition, lie Is unwilling to glvo any Inior. mation until iho examination ts cjmpieted. a stock holder given the information, howevor, that a defi ciency ol $110,0>0 lies already bu?o discovered, and that a reward is to b? offered tor Maine's capture. An Impression prevails on the street thai Uainc's bond will probably caver his defalcation. BUSINESS THOUBIES IN NEW TOBE?PETITIONS AND PROCEEDINGS IN BANERLXTCI?-AS BIO^MENTS. Sylvester Murphy, buildor, at No. 838 East Fifty scound street, has filed a voluntary petition In bank ruptcy before Register Dwigbk His embarrassment is doe totba depreciation In real estate, ana a large part of bis indebtedness Is for mortgage deficiency. Tno total liabilities amouut to $434,000, of which $402,000 appear in the schedules as soiured and $.12,000 un secured. The principal secured eroditors are tno New York Llfo Insurance Company, $27.?,000; Union Dimo Savings Bank, $02,000; Tradesmen's Flfo In surance Compsoy, $1H,000; Independent Liberal Chureb. $11,IK)0; F<dwtn A. Brsdloy, $S,000; Miss Maratoo, $8,000; Kmlgrsnt Industrial Havings liank, $7,600; Louis Wnfalear, f.'f.OOO; executors of J. II. Powers, deceased, $4,650; K, P. Steers, $n,oou The security Is real aetata, wbtcb has been foreclosed. The largest unsecured creditors nrs It. Guggcnholmer, $4,102; E. A. Bradldy, $2, IS J OA; William Uressonj $2,24ft 81; James Norton, $2,037 CO; Itose Drum, $1,000. His assets sre merely nominal, nearly all his Iro|>erty having boon previously taken i>y creditor* ,o built many houses in Fifiy-flrst, Filty-secouu, Sixty lourih and .Seventy-first streets. Register Allen lias adjudicated George J. Hiutllton, bui'uur, of No. 326 Lexington avenue, a voluntary bankrupt ?n his own pstition, with iiabilinea amount ing to $104,000 and nominal assets about $S?.ow), con stating of Interest In real estate sua book accounts. The following are tho principal secured creditors:? Murray Bill Hank, $24,212 92; Manhattan Savings Institution, f 12,000; estate ol John It. Hamilton, de ceased, $9,1 IM 22; UltlSens' Insurance Company, $S 000; Itroadway innuranco Company, $4,u00. l'tie Union Dime Savings llauk is n croditor on mortgnge deficiency, tbe amount ol which la unknown, B?rn bard Hamburger Ik a creditor lor $l'i,000, unsecured, Frank F. Tennis, formerly of tlm tirm ol John Ten nis ft Co , hardware dealers st Clot-eland, Ohio, hss gons into voluntary bankruptcy betoru Register Allen in order to be relieved ot his old debts. which ntnoent to $Ad,30u. 11a has no assets. The Isrgeat crcditorx are Flora A. Tonnts, $30,200 83, and Augustus U. Ton ms, $tt,ir>i 00. Coni|>ostlioo proceedings were bold at the office of Register Owight yesterday In the matter ol J. & W. Lyall, manufacturers of looms, in West Twenty-third etreet, near tenth avenue. Tho Arm submitted a proposition lor a settlement with their cred itors at twenty cents on the duller, in notes at twelve, lllteen, eiuhtei n mm twenty lour month', lhtrty-iour claims, representing $107,030 IH), were voted upon In favor of tho oner, the following helog the largest:?Mercantile National Uenkk J20,172 48; Mary K. Tuison, $16,000; BucbanAS /Mfc WMMJW' Da|coptjri, Ootbout At Tncy Foundry Company, $10,007 01; Charlea P. Baldwin, $1,600 75; Hudson iioatilaud, $4.210 90. Fellows. Foerstor k Co., wboleaato jewellers at No. 11 Muideu lane, Im ve commenced compoHiiioti pro ceedings hfloro Register Dwight lor & sei i lament \* ah their creditors, at twenty-live cents on tbo Uoliar on nmr, auil ?* meeting <>' the eredltora baa been called tor June 4 iu conbidcr tbe matter. At * meeting o( the creditor* oi RofenbnrgA Mark*, manufacturers of aliirta at No. 22 Walker street, held at the olUce of Register Dayton, Louis OberfoldeT was elected mstcuee iu bankruptcy. Peter Minor's Sons, dealers In lumbor at No. 39 Attorney street, who tailed about two week* ago, are endeavoring to secure a aetiloment wttb tbeir credi tors at twenty-live centa on iho dollar. Spencer C. CJury, manufacturer of boxes at No*. 5 and 7 Hudson street, baa commenced oouipostii?u proceedings before Register Kctcbum for a settlement with Ills crodiiors at tilieen cents on tbe dollar cash, and a meeting baa been called for May 8 to take aotion ou tbe ofler. Moses a. Wbeeiock, formerly Vice President of tbe New York -Stock Exchange, bad filed a voluntary pe tition iu bankruptcy, having liabilities amounting to $43,500, and uomiual assets consisting of uoubtlul Lotos aud aiocks. Tbore are only two creditors whose claims exceed $1,000?William A. WbeelooK, $35,000 for money loaned, andO. H. Keruan, $1,243 50. A petitiou In bankruptcy proceedings It: the United States Court has been llied by Cbauncey M. Pelt, a coal dealer, of No. 491 Sinub street, Brooklyn. JOHN r. HENHY's BANKRUPTCY. In accordance with the ardor of Judge Cboata tbe supplementary report of tbe Register waa read yes terday by Mr. Fborndike Saunders in Ibo case of tbe bunkruptcy of John P. Heury, Curran & Co., which sbowed that 203 creditors voted In ibo afllrmutive lor tbecomiiosltioo proceeding*, a lid. Ill at tliey represented in amount $519,409 92, which was $100,000 wore tban required by law. In order to allow Mr. Hull, who ap peared for liio opposing creditors, au opportunity to examine tlie papers, an adjournment waa taken to Tuesday next, by order of tbe Court. ARKANSAS R1?PU1)1aTION. Littmi Rock, Aprli 27,1S78. A suit wblcb bss been tome days in progress in the United States Cirouit Court, Judge Dillon presiding, luvolvin* tbe liability of tbo. city of Mule Rock for certain Indebtedness resulting from tbe issusuco of her so-called "city money" several years ago, waa de cided yesterday. Tbo city Issued this money after tbo war and paid it out at par. Sho afterward callcd It In, giving lor It other ovidences of indebtedness, which tho city aftorward refused to recognize becauso Issued tor tbe city money and tbe city inouey wit a au illegal isiue. Tbe United Statoa Court held that, nventbougb tbe city money might have been Illegal, that the city, baving recelvuu full value lor it, ana then given other evidonco of u debt In licb of It, she mu-t pay it. Judgment, therolore, weut in lavor ol tbe Mercbauta' National Bank, of this city, for $38,000, GOLD RESUMPTION. BANKS IN ROCS ISLAND, ILL., NOT IN A HURRY TO I?AY OUT a OLD. [BY TELEGRAPH TO THE HERALD. 1 Rock Ihi.axd, III, April 27, 1878. While In Davenport and Moiine, cities adjoining this, the banks?as tbo IIkiiami has already been advised? have practically resumed gold payments, tbo Rock Island National, tbo Pirst National and thoClttzons' National of till* city are dilatory In doiog so. Tho casbierof tbe Rock Island National said this morning when interviewed, ''Wo don't pretend to pay out goid until wo aro obliged to." Tbo First National says it will pay gold for its bills, but doos not want much said "about it, as gold may advance and compel tbetu to suspend such a course. A TRESTON NEWSPAPER INDULGING IN GOLD PAYMENTS. [BY TELEGRAFH TO THE HERALD. 1 Trsxton, N. J., April 27, 1878. Jobn D. Murphy, proprietor of tbe State Oazttie. paid all bis bands, fifty In number, In gold this even ing. It Is believed that the banks bera will all resume gold payments next week. BAKES AT NASHVILLF, TENS., BELLI SO OOLD AT 3-8 PER CENT PRKMIUU?SUDDEN REDUC TION OF 5-8 IN THE PRICE. [SY TELEGRAPH TO THE HERALD.] Nashville, Tono., April 27, 1878. The banks commenced soiling gold hers to-day at Now York liquations, 100??. Until now they linvo been purchasing at oao quarter of ono per cont and selling m one cent. There is scarcely any demand for gold. It has gone into circulation union? merchants lo ? liiuttou extent, with a proepuctlva dally lucroaao. SELLING EOUJi PEll CENT BONDS. Chicago, April 27, 1878. The aggregate sale* ol government mnr per cent bonds nt I he Chicago Sttb-Treasury this weok amount to $3.'i0,000. This does not Includo the sales ut tbo various bauks. The sales to day weru $100,0001 SINGULAR SALE. John Sedgwick, assignee of Edward R. Kimball, bankrupt, uodor nutoority from ibe Lotted States District Court, yesterday sold lor $16 on U>o lteut Rotate Exchange all the right, title and interost ol the said bankrupt in or to any property or estate devised In trust or oiberwlso by tho will or ma lather, ibo lato Eliphalct Kimball, nnd also all right, title and Interost which said bankrupt may have then had in or to any property or estate mentioned in eald will as boir ol bis Utbt-r. STATESMEN IN BOSTON. SOUTHERN SENATORS AND CONGRESSMEN AS OUtSTS OF THE HUB?A DAT OF SIGBT" BEEINO AND TALKING?ALL INDUSTRY AND NO POLITICS. Bonroif, April 37, 1878. Tbe delegation of Southern politicians, consisting of Senators Gordon, Morgan and Jones, and Repre sentatives Carllslo. Ellis, Yuates, Wbltlhornc, Clark, Hooker, Youog Morey and Goodo, who were Invited to visit Boston by the Boston Commercial Club, were formally resolved and entertained Is this city to-day. After breakfasting at the Hotel Bruaawlek tbo Sontborn Congressional guests visited tbo Slato House, tho wife of Benator Gordon and the dstighter of Senator Lamar, who la a student at Welleflley Col loje, accompanying them. Govornor Kicc, sur rounded by bis stalT In lull uniform, re. ceived tbe ptrty in tlio Executive Chamber, earn member being separately Introduced. After going over tho State House Ibe City Hall was visited, where tbe Mayor sad several Aldermen greeted the guests In an Informal aod hearty way. The Old South Church and Fancull Hall were visited next by tbe Southern ers, tbe members or tbe Commercial Club acting as un escort to nil these points of Interest. At three o'clock in ibe afternoon a large number of the party ucr.epit'1 an initiation to dino ut tbe Hotel Brunswick with ?bo Commercial Club at their regular Saturday gathering. Senator Lamar was absent, un<1 so also w is Hon. Henjawln Hill, ol Georgia. General Gordon, of Georgia; Senator Morgan, of Alabama; Senator Jones, ?l Florida, nnd Geueral Charles K. j Hooker, ol Mississippi, were among those present, together with a majority of ibe nailing party, Tbe club, which ranks na the leading organization ol its I kmJ In the cltv, ana numbers atnoug us members many representative men ol Boston, both | 111 public HI* ami various branches of trade, turned ; out in lull force to do honor to the Soofbern I guests. Hon. John W. Candler, president of rtie rlub, filled tho chair. Among the most prominent Bus- I tomans prescut wore Governor lltco, ex-Govern or ) Gaston, Mayor 1'iorre, Collector Heard and othera. Mr. Candler welcomed the gsenta ol tho day nod ex pretsed tho belie! that tbe new era of good feellug between tbe sections would result in tbe strengthen ing ol the common country, and at no distant data in reviving tne commercial prosperity of the nation. senator (iordon inado one ol the principal speeches of the night. but It wss entlroly devoid of political bearings. Ho welcomed tl>o return of fraternal rela ttot a between tho North and ^outh and took 11 must bopetui view of tho national future. Its rsKonrcos wore limitless, and with pence nnd union the indus try and trade of tbe nation rooid not fall to bo built up on a permanent and enduring basis. Governor Kloe, speskiog lor the stale of Msssa chuartls, ext ended to ibe visitors a warm and snirvro Welcome, and spoke eloquently of the advantages ! which must ensue Irom these friendly visit', by which | men ol both sections were brought into potsoual sympathy, one with anotiior. .-eimtor Morgan, ol Alabama, followed nnd gavo 1 utterance to similar letulinoots. < Mayor Pexrne, spesatng for tba city or Iloslou, 1 echoed tlio Governor's Weirorao. Senator Jones, of Florida; Mr. Wbitthorne, ol Ton- j nessee; Collector Heard, of lioston; General Hooker, of Mississippi; ex-Governor Gaston ami Mr. Kllis, of Loutsians, followed in tho same strain, politics being entirely tabooed. General Hooker's speech was one or tbe most strik* I Ing and powerful of the evening. Ho spoke 01 tho Industrial resources of the South In glowing t< riiis, and, alluding to the approaching emancipation ol slaves in the West ladies, ssld that when tbai event came, as it would, the rosult would be that thu great trade irom 'be sugar produotlou would pass largely, If not wholly, to tho South, where tuey had insny years' start in tho organixitlon of free labor. He con cluded by predicting a commercial future for tbe whom countrv 01 almoat Ineonceivsbio grandeur, and emd mat the North and South anu East would Ira unttod na Willi hooks ol r'teol. In the coiiiiudii bonds of material interest as well aa of internal eoaeord and amity The company did not break up until nearly eleven o'clock. All the members of th-? clab expressed them selves dcllghtod with the liberal views of tho South >rner* and the laltof Appeared equally gr.i'lOed ?t tluur recoptton. , WASHINGTON. Appropriation Measures Be fore the House. PASSAGE OF THE INDIAN BILL . ? - / Mr. Atkins on the Revenues and Expenditures. MORE ECONOMY OR INCREASED TAXATION. A New Cause of Complaint for Uneasy Aborigines. FROM OUR REGULAR CORRESPONDENT. Washington, April 27, 1878. | PASSAGE OF THE INDIAN APPROPRIATION j JUIjfj?BAD PBOSPECT FOB TUB TRANSFER j OP THE INDIAN BUBEAU. i Tbo Houro to-Jiiy passed, with %ut flight amend- | ment, the Indian Appropriation bill separato from tho bill reported from Uio Committee on Appropriations. Tb s bill has usually provoked a lone debate, uud lias generally been, tbe basis ol many speeches on tbo manner of conducting tlio affairs of tbe Indian Bureau. Its passage to-duy with such unanimity indicates that tho House Is not dis posed to seriously discuss tbo proposed transfer of tlie Indian Bureau to tho War Department, although tbo bill proposing this was reported from tbo Commlttoo on Indian Ad'tirs unanimously. Indeed tbe transfer ot tbo Indian Bureau to tbo War Dopart ment lias not nearly as many friends now as It Bad a moutb ago in Congress. It Is said that tbo translor would Impose nddltionul duties on tho army olllcers without proportionate good, whllo tho anxlo y ot tho Indian Ring lor the translor is an admonition that tbero Is at least something suspicious about tlio projoct. TUE COFFEE AND SUGAR BATION DISCONTINUED AT THE AGICNOIES-?TROUBLE ANTICIPATED. Orders have been given by Mr. Hayt, Commissioner Of Indian AfUirs, forbidding the further gratuitous Issuo of cofleo and Eugur to 'tbo Indians at their agencies, la order to securo application to duty on their purt ho says that only as they work and in pay ment lor their labor will they receive tho ooflco anil sugar ration in futuro. Those two artlcios of diet aro known to have an Important influcnco with tlio Indian' and tboy will bo likely to lorin apartol tbe agencies employed in controlling bim. At tbe Choyeune Agency tbo pl*n Is to be put Into operation at once, tbe CUeyennes being already qulto restless and irritable because tbey are not furnished with these commodities as rations. But tbo Indian Bureau is llrin oc this point. Somo ot tbo agents aro much exorcise! about thi* policy, because they say it will cause war. GENERAL WASHINGTON DESPATCHES. Wasjhngto*, April 27, 1873. NEW SILVER DOLLARS TO BE PAID OUT IN THE CURRENT COURSE OF BUSINESS. Tbo amount of United States notes retired daring * the present raontb in conicqaeace of tbe issue or na tional bank notes will bo aooat $1,'JUO,OjO. Tbe Sec retary of trio Treasury lias ordered that this amount shall bo replaced by stlvor dollars, to bo paid oat in the curroot course of business. Tills sum will bo distributed among the various sub-treasuries and pabllo depositories throughout tbe country, so that to this extent tho silver dollar will bo paid oat lor currency obligations. This paymont of silver dollars will not tnterforo with procuring (liver dollars In exohanga at par for gold coin at any tlrao. JERSEY CITY A POST OP ENTRY?FAVORABLE REPORT OF TBE BOUSS COMMERCE COM MITTEE. Tbe House Commutes on Commerce Has agreed to report to tho lUuso with a favorablo recommenda tion tbe bill of Representative llanlenbergb (ol New Jersey) constituting Jersey City a port of entry, and providing lor the appointraeut ol a collector ol customs, together with such subordinate officers as ere provided lor by law. TBE METRIC SISTEM OF VtEIOBT3 AND MEAS URES. The Secretary of the Treasury to-day directed all medical officers of tue Marine Hospital service, for all official, mcdieal and pharmaceutical purposes, to make uso ol the metric system ol weights and meas ures. THE APPROPRIATIONS. ACTION OF TBE BOUSE ON TBE INDIAN AND LEGISLATIVE, EXECUTIVE AND JUDICIAL BILLS?8PEECB OF MR. ATKINS. Wasuixotoh, April 27, 1878. The lIiHt wont into 'Committee ol ttio Wiiolo (Mr. 1'oticr, ot New York, la the cbalr) on tho Indian Appropriation bill. Tbe bill rocommend* the appropriation of f4,"72,0u0, and Is Hie unatuimoas report ol tbe Appropriation Com milieu. It provides that whenever It Is found practlcsblo to employ Indians In farinlog or other civilised nvooatioiiH lu which thoy can cootribote to their iimlntenanco tbe Commissioner ol Indian Affairs may use su< h portions of tbelr respective subsistence lands us can be spired toYay for Hie .services ol such Indiuns as may be Indaoed to labor for their own ad v^cement. It further provides that to much ol tbo ap|>roprt4ilons as mny bo required to par for goods and supplies ?hall be immediately available. (Jeneial debate having teen dispensed with, tho bill was re ad hy sections. After adopting two or three unimportant amend, men's tho commltteo ro?o und tbe bill was passed. LSOIfbATIVS, KXKCt'TIVK AM> JI'Dh 111. Tbo Uonse then went Into Coumlltoe of the Whole (Mr. K'lon, ot Illinois, la tbe cbalr) on tho legisla tive, Kxocotlvo an<l Judicial Appropriation bllL The total amoant appropriated by tbe bill Is $i?,73/>,ooa sriKcu or tin. atkixs. Mr. Avkixs, (deai ) of Teen., Chairman ol llio Com mittee nn Appropriotlons, addressed the Rouse. Ho said thai tho bill looted ap f 14,7US,000, being about (082,0<I0 lens than iho llko bill In 1S79-7 and being J714,000 less than tbo like bill lor the current year. It wim also ions than the llko bill passed nt tbe last sea aion of tho Forty third Congress by tho largo sum of $4, 106,000 and leas than tbe like bill paased at the last session of tho Forty-second Congress by tho still larger sum ot over f0 000,000.. Tho first consideration that challenged tbo attention of tbe ComtniUeo on Appropriations, and now ohallongod ihe attention ot the llou*o ou this bill, wan whether the government's expenditures rhoold be kept within the revenues, or whether the government should liiuur;i upou a sca'e ol exiruvag.mco to s.itlsly the wnuts of 1110 ndmtrcrs of "bigh mounted" govern meats sml thus lorco tho Treasury luto a at.no of bankruptcy? troHllMY OR tXCMAHfcO VAXATI0X Tho fraukuess ot ihe .Seciotary of Iho Treasury In calling aitootion to n probahio dcAotency of $11,600,000 iu lHT'.i forced upon the I'ouso the decision of either practiaiog I rigid economy or ol tlicrcuslng Iho burden of taxation ! upon the people, now mode ueaperato by the ruinous I policy of eonir.ieiKin und by iho class legislation of 1 iho tail decade, which imd made the rich richer and I be poor p>??rer. The Committee on Appropriations 1 had tried to eliminate froin tlie service all am < rnunio. r.>ry aud uiiueressary public oilict". Hsiorm, however, > wnt not likely 10 be accomplished under the present management of public nitiirs. I he mistake lay at tbe I very doors ol tho administration. Alter mentioning various reductions ol salaries made in tho lull he said ho might bo uskeri why iho com mtliee had not rcduccd the salaries ot the Senator* and Representatives. llis answer was, becauso ihey had \ l? *11 reduced by tho repeal ol tho act ot Murnh 3, inlX. llesides. the Forty-third and Korty-lourthC 111 gresees Imd discussed that sab)'ct until tho country was distrusted nnd had finally -clllel upon the pren em compensation, with which 1110 people were en tirely nmislled. The men who hid tho quailing of read and heart 10 reprwent tlio lOtelllgeMe, iQpiesty, , dignity ?n-l sovereignty ol the peon'e ought to n > ve t il eitis tlint wou'd command in iho business walks ol hie more cienr profit itiau ilie moat eeonomie.nl and irtifnl Senator Of Representative realised out of h^ salary. Iteierrlng to iho* rrtsis iu monetary affairs, ho Mid that It resulted, nvL an lormnr nanic* had done, Irom loo mncb money, but from too little money at rraionnble rata* of Interact, from tlx uu Utr unii uubealtby distribution of the ciroulalion and llom other eauses which wero drying up ibo resource* ot Industry ami w<re depieunif private ?? well ss public revenues lie referred to ibe lulling ol! ot customs 'luiii'M Irom f21 l.OOD.UM to 1ST2 to (l'J\U00,UUU In iS7T. sud said lliMi ibo House had either to resolve bravely to restrict Ibo government expenditures within He revenue* or to declare lor an increase ot luxation, TilK Ht'UUKAR OK UESUM I TIOX. Ir Ibo bugbear ol resumption warn naoisbed irom the calculniiou:, ol the .-ecretary ol tho Treasury by a repoal ol ib? act, and II the Urge sum o< gold now id the Treasury wero let loose so itiui u could l>e utilized for the current expenditures ol ibo government, mere would be no necessity lor a resort to lurther luxation. Uu tbe contrary, ibe luterual revenue col lected irom two o* ibo great Industries of tho coun try?whiskey uud tobacco?might be diminished. All experience alirelod that the revenue would be increased from both articles by a reduction or the tax on wbiskey to 60 roots a gallon; on tobacco, to lb cents a pound. He trusted that tho representation* ol agricultural uud laboring constituents would be carclul to see tliat, if any interest were relieved Irom taxation, the relief would be extended to agriculture aud tho laboring classes instead ol ibo nanus and banker*, whose Uiunopoly was * standing meuaco to tbe prosperity ot the people. These institutions had growu plethoric by reaeou ol the exclusive privilege* with which Con gross uad surrounded them, bv meant ol which thoy had amassed overgrown loriunes, and had, by collu aiou uud conspiracy with other tonus ol capital, man aged to destroy the tuurket value lor real estate and lis products and lor every other kiod of prooerty, aud had by Uuaucial cunning and political irgerdemaln succeeded In Incroariug tho purchase power ol liioooy uulll that alone seemed 10 possess any real value. tuk policy or contraction. Lcavlug out ol view the immense injury inflicted bv the banks on the people in ibo depreciation of every species ol proporty uud In the prostration ol all kuiiinctt* ihrouKhttbe policy ol oouiracilou, the usu nous practices ol tho bmki bud wrought demorali sation upon msuy In buMiiess circles and had turned tho hearts ol thousands luto stone. II the annals ol history, either ol Chrisliau or pagan countries, were searched to Mich unmixed monopoly'would bo lound granted lo any cluss ot citizens. Tho history ol ihe banks was a cbupier ol nboininatlou*. Tbe tribute winch they laid upon lubor and the contemptible niannor in which ihev had exploited tne government and ihe peoplo should arouse u Just indlgui^iou against them and sweop thetn out of oxistuuee as soon as it was pruoilcshlo to substitute legal tender notes lor national bum; notes. Hank iKPLl'KXCM. Tho American Congress lor the last deeido lnd been controlled hy bank Influences. It was bank lnlluet.ee that had delealod tlie Currency Kquulizallon mil or lt>74, which lell uy the slroko oi a l'residenliul veto. It was that influence which prevented a rodBctio" of tho lulernal revenuo taxes. It was that Intluenco winch prevented the restoration ol tlio luoomu tax. It was ibut lullucnco which prevented a tnodiUciiion of tue proiluut:vo system, under the blighting itllu enco ol winch Atnerioau commerco languished and the energies of the oouutry wore being enervated. How much longer, he asked, would tbe banks and bunkers rulo the American Congress t KKSUXHTIO.V, Coining to the question oi tue resumption of specie payment he suld that if resumption meant redemp tion and cancellutlou aud consequent contraction of ( the currency it meuut simply ruin. It too legal tend ers were made receivable ior customs dues and were required to be reissued as fast as redeemed, then the evil ol the Resumption law would bo very much mlli I gated. Hut us that law now mood upon tho statute book it was a standing meuaco lo ttio business in terests aud tho commercial activities ol the wbolo country. Forced resumption meant lorced bank ruptcy, both of ibo people uud of the government. If Coiigruss would restore lo Ihe goverumeul us indis putable constitutional right lo issue currency to ibo peoplo instead of delegating that Important trust to a privileged monopoly ol oondboldrrs, uud it tariffs were brougul to the revenue standard tbero could bo no doubt ol the speedy return ot confluence and of tue establishment of lliui pros perity for wbich Ibo great heart ot tlio peoplo bad bitterly sighed ior tho last livo years, f.4l that bo done and no luoro would bo beard ol tbo stilled lb rents ol repudiation. Tbo Amoricau could least ol all peo plo afford to hx upon themselves tuo brand ot repu diation. A I'ilKXOtlKKA!. INWMTT. A phenomenal Insanity seomed to liavo seized the minds of the peoplo ot the Kustern Stales thai tlie measures ot tlnauces and luxation which would bring relief to tho West aud South would operate injuri ously lo ihnro. No greater delusion ever beclouded tlie judgment ol so enlightened a peoplo. Why was it thai distress and burit times were felt lu New York and Ooston aud throughout tho Kusteru cities although ibeir banks were lull ol ucused capital au<i|tbolr business houses groan ing with unbroken slocks ol merchandise awaiting purchasers r \V njr did labor seek in valu employment where there was so much capital? It was siinply be cause the mistaken system ol Unsnce and taxation has prostrated the producing classes by roducln^ too price ol their products below the actual coal of pro duction and thus curtuiliug tboir means of consump tion. It was tlio old story ol tho golden egg. Ho thought proper to ulludo tints to the ilnaneiai policy of the government and to tno system ol taxation be cause appropriations were intimately blended with the id. lu conclusion he said:? Wi*e statesmanship should avoid extremes. Capi tal and labor are bom essential to tbe growth and development ol all institution* and are nol necessar lly antagonistic. on the contrary, thoy are mutual aids when governed uud guided by laws which fecog niz* tho just rights of both. Una thing It Is very Im portant tor each to observe. Capltul should avoid being hedged about by class legislation and luouopolv, while I ilior should sterniv set us luce against every i appearanco of ngrarinnism and couimuulsin. Not withstanding the failures tor the Oral quar ter of this year ure much heavier ibuu they wero for the corresponding quarter of last yosr, yet every one leeia thai a propitious change Is no.tr at hand tl tho relief measures I bavo suggestod arc adopted. Why not udopi litem at once and give caso to the public appreuonsions f Mop contraction, provide for tbo reissue of legal lenders and make them receivable lor custom* dues and tbe woik I* dune. Confidence will *t onco lake heart iigain. ibe bill wa* thon read by section* for amendment*. Alter liuviug completed ibo soolious In regard lo lh* Legislative liepaituicui ot tho government and Ibo secuous lor the support ol the K.tecutlvo Depart ment and tbo Htaio Department the committee rrtse without further aciiou, uud the House, si twenty-live iniuutot past four o'clock, adjouancd. INIQUITY OF CLARET PUNCH. THE MBS. BUTHEBVOBD B. HATES TEMPEBAMCE SOCIETY CHANOICft ITS NAMF, Wahiiisoto*, .April 27, 1878. The Mr.'. Rutherford U. Hayos Temperance Society, at tlioir uicrtlns last night, dlscarCol the name of the organizition, on tlio ground Uiat although 'bo dia countftcaoceil wine at the Dnke Alexia and other din ners at 1 lie Kxecutlve Mansion aha countenanced the uso of claret punch at trie dinner on board the cxeur aion steamer oa Delaware Bay daring tbe recant l'roaidcntiul trip. ARMY INTELLIGENCE. Wamiiinutox, April 27, 1171 I,ernrs of absence lor a'x month* la granted Firm Moutemmi WiHlaui A iiin in, Thirteenth Infantry. Colonel It. C. Drum la omoreU to report to tba Adju tant General, In tbli city, lor duty, upon being re lieved from Headquarter* of the Military Dlvta'on of the Missouri by t'olonel Willlim l>. Wblpple. Purgeon John F. H:in<i?lp>i ia rolicred Irom duty in tbe De partment of lliu Ksat. nud placod 00 alck leave. NAVAL IN1EJ L1GENCE. THE O'SITKK AT MAUPTON BOADfl. roHTURCR ItoMHoic, Va., April 27, 1878. Tba United titaiea anlp Oaai|?a arrived In llatnpton Roads from Havana to-day. All well. CHARTER ELECTIONS. Tho charter election bald in Porteheatcr resulted Intlio choice of the following village officer*:?Per President?William P. AbendrOlh. For Trustees?D. J. Sands, lor thrfo yearn; II M. Henderson, frfr three yours; Ch. t'ortm and J?mra Shea to till vacancies. For Treasurer?John Leonard. REVENUE MAltlNE SERVICE. Captain John Cirson, or tho revenue cutter Samuel Dexter, located on the Newport station for tho past three year*, received order* Inst night to proceed to Oswego. N. Y., aud mke command ol the Manhattan at th.it place. He will be succeeded on tlio ll'-xior by Captain J. <L linker, who ia relieved from the cutter atationed at Tiewbern, N. C. LIFE INSURANCE LITIGATIONS. Tba caeca of ex-Governor Joel Parker, receiver ol tho Now Jersey Mutual*!.Mo Insurance Company, onanist certain former directors and atockholdera in tlio company have been placed by Judge Depue In tne cull lor the hupenje Court to-inorrow. there are ibe only runs set lor tbat dsy Tbe amount in volved is over tiiOW.OW. Tin; police enjoined. Jud^e Neilaon, of (he tirooklyn City Court, grimed an Injunction yesterday restraining the Police De? partinont of that city from Interfering with President R'Cliardaon, of the Atlantic Avenue Kutlraad Com pany, in laying the troc.?* tor a atreet raiiroa.i on Iter, gen atreet, between lloerutn place and lloyt ttraet. PURLOINED LITERATURE. William Walsh, Patrick Huliivio and John Clare, hoys of the Fourth wird, wero yesterday arrested ny Olllcer McCarty, on suspcton ol h iving stolen a num ber of old book - winch they were oarrying under their arms. Vhe juveniles coald give no satisfactory ac count ol tbamaclves, Alio it was soon diseovod thst the hooka had be*n stolen irom a second hand Uink atoro on Ann street, too boys *ub?'|ii?niiy cob tossed tuatr V11 ut and wero bold la ktt)0 nui oacn THE TWENTY-SECOND'S VISIT. The Twenty-second regiment or tbls city yesterday paid a friendly vim lu Its comrade National Guard organization, the Twenty-third reditu cut, ol Brooklyn. Tbe Twenty-second regiment, under the commtnd ol Colonel Joxtan Porter, formed iu Its armory, Four teenth street, at ball-peat two o'clock, sod at a quar ter niter three left there and marched la coluoau by platoon* orer to Broadway and down to Wall a tree! Jerry. The Twontytbtrd regiment. Colonel Rodney O Ward commanding, assembled In tu armory on Cler mont avenue, Brooklyn, uud when informed by ? ??]. eg rum that tbe Twenty-second bud left their quarter! and luken up ibe line ol march It left Ita armory by companies uud did not tail iuto regimental formation till It roaobeJ Cumberland street, when tho regimen tal parade was formed and Colonel Ward assumed command. After tlie ceremonies ol parade were orer the regiment broke into columns by pla tonus, right lu Irout, and marched through Cum berland stroet, l.atuy otte avenue, Scbeiiiertioru street. Hicks street, uud lor mod iu line ou 1'ierrepuini atreot, facing tlie uortb, where the ootrftnuna awaited the urrirul ol the Twenty-second. Thin corps, having crossed tbe Wall street terry ou tbo regular pssiouger boat, disembarked at the lout ol Montuguo street* inarobed to i'lerrepolnt, where it was received with tbo usual salute?ranks opened, arm* presented, offi cers saiutiug. colors drooping uud band playing a marcb. At soon as the New Vork oorp* had taken up Its pluoo in lino It returned toe compliment, autl saluted the rweniy-ibird. Alter tbeso ceremonies tbe linn ol march wus taken np by tbe Twouty-lhlrd pausing along tbo Irout of the visiting regiment and heudiug tho column to tbe City Hall, wbere both n.omcnts were reviewed by Mayor Howell, ibo two regiments uiarpbod through Fulton and Smith streets to achermernorn street, down Kulayelie avenno to Cumberland stroul. Horu the '1 weuiy-tliird wheeled into lute aud agatu saluted tbe Twenty-second, wuich, having m irehed past anil taken post in tbo loruiatlou, also saluted tbo second tune. Tbe two regiments being now lorined lu Hue they received Brigadier General Ira Jj. Beebe, commanding tbo Klevemb brigade, auil woro inspected by htm. tin tho street, running sloug tbo nnat side ol Kurt Greene, u grui.d stand wus erocted, lu Irout ol wbtch the reviewing General, accompanied by a numerous stall, took bis position. Among those on tbe stand were:?vlaptr Ueueral T. a. Oukiu (ooui niaudiug the Second division), Mnjor tronerul Juun B. Woodwurd, General Mouum, Colonels Browuoil, Aus tin, Burton, Scliurtg, Bradley, Major Jewell, Colonel Heudleauu many others. Tbo armory ul tne Twuoty-ibird, 10 which tbo com mauds went, whs profusely decorated with Hags aud Dowers, una a bountllul oullutwu wus spread iu too driliroom lor Hie meu. Colouel Ward and his officers ouiertained Colonel I'orter aud tlioso ol tbe Now Vom oumitwud in tliu ollic .rb' quarters. A substantial re past and tbe fruit* aud (l.xvcrs ol tbe season greetea tlie visitors. I ne two commander* inado appropriate speeches, which were tbo ouiy flowetso! oratory dis> p aved ou tbo oceutton. Alter ratious, the regiments wuro rotortue.l, tbe Twenty third o-icorted their guests to tlie Williamsburg ferry on the way Dome, starting trom tbo armory about eight o'clock. ALMOST A PANIC. Considerable excitement was occasioned last ovun Ing iu tho vicinity ol Bleecker street uud Broadway by tbo dlscovory that the upper portion of the build* Ing, Nos. 044 uud O-tO Broadway, was on lire. A 11 isb of flame suddenly shot out trom one of tbo sixth story windows, aud pedostrians on Broadway were startled to seo the dimes burning fiercely In tbe ititerlor of tbe building, the rcllecilon ol tbe flro lighting up the windyws on tbo lop fljor. Tbo alarm increased when It became known tbst a largo number of girls wer? employed In tbo building in tlie manufacture of artificial flowers. An officer ol tbe Broadway squad made bis way up stairs and warned th? occupants ol the prcmisos of their dunger; but strange to say they showed no disposition to etcupo from tho burning building. Mean time the crowd ot spec-tutors nu Broadway, ?using tbe Haines uurst through tuo windows, seui up a coiubiued shout of warning to those witbln, and then it wus thul terror sei/.sd tbe occupants. Tue lower floors wore toon tlliod with a biiudmg smoke, uud tbe uow thoroughly ailrigbted girls ru-ibed lor tne stuirwuv, and in their anxiety lo rtuch the street irumpled ou each other in tneir descent. Several of mem were iu u lainiing coudmon when it>ey reached tbo atreot. Others ugsiu, patnu atrlokoo, rusned to tbo window*, and showed a disposition to jump to the sidewalk, but lortunately this calamity woi averted by the tluioly arrival ul Engine Company No* 113, the firemen clearing tbe building of its occupant! without hurt to auy one iu a short spice ol tune. so v< eral streams ol water wero then played upon tb? building uud the lire was eoon extinguished. the buildiug, which was owned by tbe Muntiatun Sarlugt Bank, the first Hour being occupied by tho bank, tn? remainder of the building wus retitoa for rurioiu pur poses. Tbe socoud aud iliird tloors were u*ed for to* inunulaoture el urtiUeial Qowero, there belug about Ufi> girls employed on tbu premises at the time of tbe lire. lluu tlie Uatuoa iskcu a little more bo*4way and reucuod tbe steirs, wun the excitement that wus created by tho blinding smoke, tbtre might bar* bow ?crioua losa of til*. OBIT U AUY. STEPHEN VAt.ENTINC. Tbo flags on tbo l'roduce Kxcbange were at half mast yeaiordsy on account ol the death of Stephen Valentine, tbe oldost member ol that body. The de? cossed was la bis oigbty-second year, baring beea born at Glen Core, I<ong Island, on tbe lfttb of August, 17-?6. and was In tbe flour business in thle city for more tbsa half a centery. He started at Now 140 Cberry street in October, 18J2, under tbo flrin naaie of Valentino & -So cor. Af terward a gentleman named Tit us was admit ted as a partner aud tbe Ilrm of Valentino Sc Tiius existed until tbe death ol tbe lattor. fwenty-Qvo years ago iho Brtn was organiznd ns rt. Valenitiie A; Hon, and remained as such until two years since, when Mr. Valentine,-Sr., retired, and It was changed tod. Valentine's Suns; thanes GrilTlu, a son-in-law, being admitted as a partner It still remains at No. Ida Cherry street, one of tbe oldest buildings in Iho oity. Mr. Vslemtno was a meinbsr ol tbo l'rodueo and Old Corn exebange*. He died at hla residence. Not 200 llanry street, Brooklyn, of old ase, although a tall, which ne receired n you r a fro, hastened hi* doatb. lie lesves loor children, one son (Samuel 1. Valentine) aud tbreo daughters, all married. The deceased be. lonend to the -Society ol Friends, aed bis dying request wss to be burlod from the Quaker Meeting House, In M0ermerborD, between Boerum and tttuith streets. Wir.MAM HKRtiRAMT. William Sergeant, oroker, No. 07 Exchange pi tea, died on Thursday, al Yonkcre, of congestion Ol tba lauga. Tfao deeesied wa* seventy -ono years of ago ana one o( the principal dealers In this business. Ho osm? lirro from England forty years ?jo snj entcrod ibo employ of I.emrsn, Murray & legate, importers aotl d'-alera lo r*fs and Modlterraneen good*, in Sow street. In 18-48 lie tormad a partnership villi William Hunk ? The IIr111 of I.emrso, Murray A Ingato having tailed In 1457, iho llrra ol which deceased mau a member booutuo a power in tbe trade, bat ttie stringent res-oo ol iwo years airo precipitated its (allure in 187ft. Mr. Hunt diedine previous Kebrusry, and Mr. Sergeant, although bo mm suffering from a mtaraet on the eye and almost blind, turned overall bin property to lite creditor*. In 1*177 ho reeumed businers in Exchange plioe, and wua doing very wed at the time ol his dealt). Ilo loet bis wile last August, llelenvea two sona, ebo arc In the ruit busiuea* under the name of Mergenni llrottiera, nt Maiden lane and William atroet. and ibree daughter*?all married. Tba tuneral will take piano to-day at two 1*. M.. from Si. John's Church, Yonksrs. EAST SIDE LAWLESSNESS. James Morsn, nineteen yours old, a pedlar, ra? siding at NOk 333 East Thirty oicbtb street, was de tected last utght la tba act of robbing tba till In tba grocery store at So. 424 East Tbtr? tecoth street, by lira Harm Kasao, tba wlfa ol tbo proprietor. ?bo grappled with tba thief and a struggle followod. Tbo rubber waa about to strike tbe woman with a club when bar husband appeared and wrenched tba weapon from bta baud and dealt him a powerful blow on tba boad which lolled him to Ibe Ueor. tor a moment or so tbe desperado feigned to be unconscious, but ho sud denly sroao, only to be again knocked down by Mr. Eagsn. Although several confederates of Moras thrqw stones through tbo store window* at Kagan ibo latter stood over the prostrate thief nntil tirtlrer U'eison, of the Kevcuteebth precinct, arrive*! and took him into custody. On ' the ? way to tbe atation lioote with his prisoner Often Ulesaon wa < attacked by a gang of roughs, who aw lempled to rescue tho prisoner Tliey threw stones si blm, oee of whioh struck bim on ibo back. Ulrnson rapped for aasistanco, and Kounintusu Kenny, who ?iii in the vicinity, bnrried to the rescue sud dis persed the moo. At tlio station hou->e it wis found that Moraii's head bud be< n badly laoorntud by tbe club, and a police surgeoo, who wa* summoned, dr?*sed bti wouudi, slier which lie was locked u|i . FOUNp IN TUB 1UVEIL Tba body of an nnknown man w*a found yesterday In tbo rlvor foot ol East Twenty-eighth street, tin was apparently thiriy-flvo years of age, live foot eight laehee in height, sandy mustache, browa bur, bald, white sbtrt, black noektlo, red tiouemhiri and draw ers, elastic gaiters, black ribbed pants, black Irock coat snd overcoat. He bud on hli person an account book of tbo llrosrera and l>*siillera'* ilank. SAVED FUOM DKATIL An intoneaicd man nsm^d MeCn% attempted M cross the I'eansylv mis Killway at tbe Uraea street crossing, In Jersey City, l ist night, and stumbling, fell headlong In front of a train, John Wniie, a switch tender, dasheo in iront of ibo looomstlve, and, by a iicrraieui edori, threw lua man irom tbo irsck. . and tsii with him sa toe train daabad by.