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THE WALDRON ESTATE.
Oareless Manner in Which the Dutch Records Were Kept. LOSS OF THE HARLEM REGISTER. Original Patents (iruuting Urge Tracts of Land to itcsolved Waldron. The death of Mian Cornelia Waldrou, the descendant of Peter Stuyvcuuut's secretary, has revived Interest In the manner in which grants of laud were made on Manhattan Island two hundred years ago, und lias tlso culled attention to the numerous litigations which have resulted therefrom during the past fifty years. As already siated in the Hkkai.d, the aged lady who is to bo borne to her grave in old fashioned Dutch style to-morrow, with out liearse, without carriages and without the ordinary modern funeral trappings, died possessed of several acres of Harlem and other prop erty, the remnant of the heavy grant received by Baron Resolved Waldrou from the sturdy Dutch (Gov ernor. These grants, when New Amsterdam was yet full of easy going Rip Van Winkles, were carelessly recorded, so far as Harlem was concerned, in a book "ailed the "Harlem Register" or "Record." Singular to say, in a litigation which engrossed the attention of the Superior Court only four years ago, it was proven under oath that this valuable book, which contained the only record of these Dutch grants, had been lost. Mr. Cornelius A. Run kle, a gentleman who acted as counsel in this case when this fact was brought out in 1874, yesterday called the writer's attention to this important loss of a valuable link in the chain of records. It was in the case of Craun vs. Konneborn, wheu Oeborn E. Bright, who had charge of this case, testified that he had made very diligent search for early grants, and iu the course of his examination found that the free holders and inhabitants of llarlem were in the habit of making grunts as the result of aetlon in their town meeting, and that their doings in town meeting were entered in a register or record called the "Har lein Register." He did not omit, any effort to find these records; made application to the Historical So ciety, also at the Register's office, but failed to Und them. It was thought at one time that Mr. John Adriancc had possession of them, but it was proven that they were not in his custody. WHKUK VOTING WAUUKJM IISCP TO BltSlnR. At the same trial Mr. Sawn'd Waldrou, a brother of Miss Cornelia, above mentioAd, was a witness. He then testified:? Q. Where do you reside? A. At Harlem, at presept Q. Your ancestors resided at Harlem, in this vicinity, before you? A. Ye* sir; the first patont was to Resolved Waldron; that was my ancestor, and the family has held property then ever since. V- Did their property extend around Iihinelander's Point? A. Yes, sir, and took in. Horn's Hook. Q. And llocky Hill? A. Yes, air; the Rhineiander property belonged to us The map, being Exhibit No. 90, which was brought in an evidence at this tria>. showed that the Waldron property iu times post was marked as lot No. "o5, ex tending northward to the Hon Harden and eastward lo Hell l>sto: hut the descendants to-day only own that tract which cxtuuds in u northwesterly direction from the corner of Eightieth street aud first avenue. Some portions of tuis even have been liapoacd of by th?m in the course of time, two or threq members of the Waldron family being to-day in qnite reduced circumstances. The name of Samuel Waldron appears on the books as one of the original proprietors of a Harlem patent grunted on the 'Hit of September, is the tilth year of the reign _ > reigu of (gueeu Aune. KimuM c?>KFiniiATio:i on dct< h titi.ks. In order, however, to maintain the chain of no orda, broken by Um ioa* of the Harlem register, in vhlch all Dutch grants were recorded, the decree of Governor Nieholls confirming the title* of previous JOnti b possessors was placed in evidence, aud the dif Tlcuity wan thus overcome. The Governor, acting un der Hi* l<oy.d Highness James Duke of York, pro claimed? ?-Whereas there i* a certaine towne or village rotu inotUy call'd uud knowuc by the name of New Har lem, aeituatc aud being ou the cast part of this inland, now in the tenure or oecupacon of scverall (freehold ers and inhabitant* who have beetle at considerable * charge in building a* well as manuring, planting and flouring the Hid towne and laud* thereunto belong ing: now for a couflrmaron unto ye natd (freeholders -aud Inhabitant* in tbelre enjoyment and possession of their particular lotU aud estates in the aaid townc and alao tor an encouragement to them in their farther improv-nunt of tho aaid land*: know yee that by vert tie of the commission and authority unto moe gireu by hi* royail hlgliuesso tile Duke of Yorke, I have thought Att to ratify. couArnte aud gmwnt, and by these presents do ratify, eonflrme and granut, unto the -aid (freeholder* and inhabitant* their heir*. successor* and designee*, aud to each and ?vgry of them, their particular lott and estate* iu the aald towne or any pact thereof, aud I do likewise cua ttrnie and grauut unto the (freeholder* aud inhab itant* In fuall their heir*, auooesaor* and assignee* the privJedgea of a towne, but immediately depend ing on this aa being within the liberty wt thoreol." * * * ? * ? v ? The above general confirmation of tbe patent* pre viously grunted by the Dutch Uovornor* to tlu in habitant* ot Now Harlem wa? signed by Richard Nieholl* "iu the cightoeuUi years or,th? rnigr.e of our aoverelgnc Lord Charles tbe Second, by the (irac* of Ood king of England, Scotland, l-fiaucc and Ireland, defender of tbe tfaith, etc., aud in tbe yeare of our lord (tod 1000." Twenty years later, in 1?*G, by which time the Baron Keao'.ved C aldron hail Iwu about forty years iu this country and aworu aUegiam o to tbe Uritinu Bag. he liecame by the following ma<ruineiit the part owner of the immense tract of land whinli, In later ) car*, became the aourcea of bis descendant*' great fortune:? m-romcAi. oKacnivrioM or in* i-uorrury. Recorded for the lubMhitNlit* of Harlem, Thorns* Dongsii. Capi. tlcnlc. Uovernoiir in tTiivfc and Vice Admirall iu tuid over the province of Now Yorke aud it* dependency* thereon in America, under 111* Majesty Js 1 iicm the Second, by the graiv of Hod, of England, Bcutland. Ffraucc and Ireland, Ring, defender of tin ffaith. etc., to all whom tliw urcwalu shall iwnw, aeudetli greeting: Whereas Robert Nlcholla, Eaq., formerly (lovernoor of this province, hath by bi* cartainc writing or pattent, bearing date tbe eleventh day of October, auno doui. one tlmuaaud six hundred iixty -seven, did give, rattillc. court rule aud grant unto Thoinas la-llavali, Kihj., John Verveiin. Daniel Turner, Jooat Obleue aud l'.caolved WoUlron. a* patentees, tor and on belialtc of themselves and tin- ir aiows-lates, the ^freeholder* and Inhabitant* of New Harlem, tbelr heirs, ailccesaors and assigns, all that tract, together with the aeverull pan-ell* ot laud which they then h ul or alter should l*-e pun-based or procured fur and on ls-bahe of the aaid townc, within the bounds and Uniitt* hereafter set forth aud cxpro**t, v i/.t., that is to -ay, from the west side of the (Truce of tlie said towne, a line being runn due west fower niu.iln d English poles, without varieow of the eompaase, aud att the cud thereof atiotb< r line being drawn crosse tile Island north and sonth. with the variaeon. that la to aay, uortb from the end of a certain piece of mea<low gi-ouud oomiuouly ralled the meadow ground, the rnuud meadow m are or adjoiuitig unto lludron'a on the North Ulver, and south to the jdar* wlietv formerly stood the m?w mill*, over against Vevekin* or Hogg Island, in the Hound or Kaat River, shall bee the wr-U-rtte hound* of their lands, and ull the land* ly*iMg aud Is-thg Within the said line so drawne, north and south as afon-said, oitatward to ths end of the towne ami Harlem River, or any parte of the said river on winch thia island doth abidt, aud ILkewisa on the North and East river* within the limitt aforementioned described, doth and slinll belong to tbe *uid towne, aa ahao fuu>-r lulls of lut-adow gre.und upon the limine ninrkt, w-hicb numls-r 1, -J, it, I, lye lug over agaiust ibe spring, when- a pin sage hatli been ii*?<l to tfovd ovor trom the island to tho maiiie. aud from tbetK-r hither, with a small island com monly called Mtrny Islaiid. ly-rlug to tli* east of tlie towua aud Harlem River, going through Brinek's Hill by the Utile and Ornate barn* Island, upon which ihclr are alao (our other lotts of lueadow ground, marked with No. 1, it, 3, 4, together with all the aoyles, creeka, qitarreys, wood*, mea dows. pastures, marnhea, water*, lakes, (fishing, haw king, hnuting and fowlclng, aud all otherprnfhts, commooitycH, eiuoluuieut* aud hercditain't* to th? Mid land aud preudsacss within the bound* aud limit* set forth, belonging or in any wise appertalnolng, and alao ftcdome of re (nonage for range ami fiM-d of cattle and horse*, further west .uto liie wood* upon this Island, as well without ni within their hounds and limit*aettfortliandi-xpresst, to have and to hold all aud alugiilar the suld ian ls, island, i-utuoiiagii, hereilitaim-ut* and prtmlsscsses, with thoir and every of tiwir appurtenance*, and of every parte mid parccll thereof unto the raid pat ten lec* and their associates, their helra, silcoeaaora and assign** forever. ? ? ? all ton aixTK*.K arsiiKi* or wheat. Now, know ye, that by virtuo of tliu eotumlaalon ?tid authority to nie derived and power in me resid ing, in consideration of the premisses ami of the quit rent hei-siualter reserved, | iiaie given, granted, rutti Ited ami eolitlriiied, iiud by tin sc presi lit* do give, grant, rattitle aud continue iiulu John DeUvall, H<-solve Waldruu, Jnoet Van Oblluii*. Dauh-I TTirn?-r, Adolph Meyer, John Hpragyc, Jan Hendricks Hrevoort, Jan Delaiouatre, Is**. Delimiter. Barsu Waldron, Johannes Veriniller, Lawrwim Janssen, Deter Van Ublinu*, Jan lireAnian, Jan Nagel, Artent Haruiunae, i'onmli* Jauacu. Jacke lyn Turner, Host. r Deiaiuater, Joanna* VeruilUlou, \V iiliain WahlMli, Abram Mountenler. lvt-i- Marmoli dar, m pat ten tew for and on bvhal>? of tbeinstdve*, ibo presents, freeholders and (inhabitants of t lit* said towns of New Harlem, tlu-ir hoi re,' ntettwini and assigns, >dl and lingular, the lsfore rti'itod tract, together with all and singular the meant*;: <w, tonetut*. house*. buildings, Iwi'ilMi stuble*. orchards, gardens, pusUirts, mills, mill-dams, runs, streams, ponds, woods, tiuder* woods, trees, timber, fencing, fishing, hawking, hunting and fowling libertyee, privileges, beredit units and Improvements whatsoever, to the said traet of land, always provided that nothing contained therein shall !>e construed to prejudice the right of the ritty of New Yorko or any other particular right. * * * Yielding, rendring and paying therefore yea rely and every yreare forever, on or be fore the five ami twentyth day of March in llc-u of all services and demands whatsoever, us a quit rent, to His Most Sacred Majesty aforesaid, his heirs and suc cessors. or to such officer or officers as shall be ap pointed to receive the same, sixteen bushels of good winter merchantable wheat att the city of New Yorke. In testimony whereof I have caused these presents to be entered upou record in the Secretary's office and the seals of the Province to bo hereunto uffixe.d. this seventh day of March, 10811, and in the third yeare of His Matis rejne. THE. DONOAN. May it pleaso Your Excellency The Attourusy lictill hath perused this patttnt and finds nothing contained therein prejudicial! to His Matia interest. J. A. OltAHAM. Examd 118 March, 1080. 'STOLEN BRIDAL GARMENTS. a bridesmaid's trunk TAKEN from an EX PRESS WAGON EN ROUTE TO AUDUBON PARK. A fashionable wedding took place last Wednesday In West Fifty-second stroet, at which the friends of the bride and groom were assembled in large num bers. The families on both sides are among the best known people In the city am! are equally distin guished for their wealth, their social standing and their hospitality. The* marriage created quite a flutter in society circles, and the charming bride was attended by a number of bridesmaids, the leading one being a Miss Baki r, a young lady whose family resides at Audubon Park, near Fort Washington. It was late when the wedding gncsts began to take their departure, and before doing so the bridesmaids attired themselves in ordinary travelling costume and left their robes of ceremony to be forwarded to their respective residences pcrDodd's Express. The apparel belonging to the young lady of Audubon Park was transferred to Itowdcn's Express, a local com puny, and the driver had to stop ut several points on the route to deliver luggage similarly consigned. At Kighty-fonrth street and the West ern Boulevard he left liis horse uud wagon in the street to deliver a package, and during Ills tem porary absence the particular trunk which contained the bridesmaid's outfit was stolen from the wagon uud carried away, no one kuow whither. Upon dis covering the robbery the driver at once drove to the Thirty-first precinct station honse and related the cir cumstance. The following general alarm was subse quently sent out from Police Headquarters:? Stolen from an ex proas wagon at Eighty-fourth street and Boulevard a small trunk, marked "Baker, Audubon Park. ' Detectives were detailed to work up the case by Captain Kealy, and a search resulted ill the discovery of the empty trunk in a vacant lot in Eighty-third streot, near the Boulevard. The straps were cut, the lock forced opcu uud the valuable contents missing. uld 1 mtS- ? ? ~ ^ As no clew could lie found up to Inst Saturday to the identity of the thieves or the whereabouts* of the stoleu property, the following advertisement was pub lished iu Sunday's Herald- ? dhl/WV REWARD.?RTOLKN FROM ROW DEN'S KX ?lpJ wkgon, comer X'ul ?t. anil iliu Boiilevunl, IroJay cveuiug, a Trunk, containing a Bridal Drts- of light silk and a silk .Mantle, lined with fur, and other arm I a of In lies'Underwear. Fifty dollars reward will be paid for the contents, or proportionate amount tor any part, or $,0 > reward for tlo* content* and eonvictlou ot the licet. Apply to K. j. BLACK. tMt Broadway. Among the thousands who read the advertisement was a pawnbroker, whose office in in the Tenth ward. He recollected that about the end of last week two strange men called at his office and pawned articles of to male wearing apparel which corresponded with those described in the linn.u.i) advertisement. He at once called upon t'aptaln Kt aly and stated this fact. The lat ter detailed Detectives King and Lyons to take charge of the case. The young lady whose wardrobe had tioen stolon was telegraphed to come to the Ceutral Office and identify the articles, lu response to thitsofiicial notification a carriage drove up to Headquarters yes terday, which contained Mr. Black aud two ladies. They were quickly followed by Mr. Dodd, of the express company, iu a light wagon, and the driver from whose custody ttie trunk bad been abstracted. This formidable array of witnesses entered the marble building ou each other's heels, aud remained closeted with Captain Kealy for a considerable time. When leaving the office they were accompanied by Detectives King and Lyons. It subsequently became known that iu con sequeuee of the absence of the young lady herself, the owuer of the stolen goods, these articles cotild not be identified; unit they did not cor respond iu every particular with the list published. This discrepancy was, however, accounted for on tlio ground that the goods were not all mentioned iu the iiurry of publication, ami the following cor rected itemi, were found to include tbope contained in the stolen trunk:?A white grenadine silk over skirt, trimmed with gold lace, and white silk under skirt; two laced and richly embroidered petticoats, a lace scarf, black silk fur lined cloak, with gold clasps, and other minor articles of ladles' wearing ap parel. Miss Baker, who was temporarily absent from home at the time notice of the probable discovery of the contents of the stolen truuk reached her residence, notified Superintendent Walling yesterday by;telegram that she would call to-day-to identify and elatui the articles, do the meantime the detectives are aeekiug for the robbers, uud with (he help cf the clew given theiu by the pawnbroker they lioi>e to liavo the criminals under lock and key lu a short time. A ROBBERY PREVENTED. Officer Thompson, of tlie Eighth pr-icinct, last night caught Michael McFaddcn, ol' No. ?1 Monroe street, and Ilobcrt Stuntou, of No. 5<i Foray th street, in the act of robbing the fancy goods store at No. UXJ Canal street. The prisoners had outered the a tor" by cutting through a side door leafing into a hallway. They had in their possession jimmies ami other burglars' tools. The prisoners were locked up. ATTACKED BY HIGHWAYMEN. Between eleven and twelveVelock on Saturday niglit a desperate assault was ni'tdo upon Mr. J. H. Gedncy, a grocer, in East U.-augc, N. by three high waymen. lie bad the w.<h receipts of the day with him. and wue on his way home. Two employes, 8. T). Marline and .Joseph Myers, accompanied hitti as far aa Burnet street. thslney took thu ninlUki of the road, and had not prncodp.1 far when lie was assaulted by three men, one of whom struck at him threw times with a ailing shot. Bin cms for Uslii brought to his assistance his two clerks, when the footpads made cff. WIND AND BAIN. The storm which had been threatening for several hours broke over this city early yesterday morning. Th-' rain fell In torrenta and the wind blew with ter rific force. At ono o'clock in tho aftin >on the wind, blowing from thu northuast, was travelling at tho rate of thirty-eight tulles au hour, whilu the burotue ter whs falling rapidly. By two o'clock the storm ha.l entirely subsided and tbo sky elrured, but It was still very disagreeable un lcr foot. Thu strong gale caused thu title In tha Kant lUvar to riao about four feet higher than usual. Nearly all tho cellars on South sfreut were filled with water, and many of the iiasumcuts were flooded to the depth of two foot, liust uess in restaurants und stalls in i ho Fulton Market ba?ein"iit was suspended for two hours. An (he ttdo ill the North Kiver is never as uiu- li aile. ted by a storm as Uiat in the Ka<t Itlvor tin- damage done on the west sido was slight, although several collars on West street were flooded. The Sandy llo ik Ashing fleet, composed of twenty nine smacks, was .it Sandy Hook when the Storm broke, aud immediately put back to tin ir slip at the foot of Fulton street, Kast Klver, with but lialf a load of llsh each, having been out two days. The storm was vary stive ru on anil about the shores of stateu Island, especially on the south bench and in Prince's Hay. The vessels lying at anchor ufi go guine's l'oint experienced a hard task in holding to their anchors. A number of vessels took shelter in the liorsrshou. Tho steamer Jessie Iloyt, ill tiiu Southern Itailroad tine, had 11 very rough passage in the morning up from Handy Book. At the mouth of the Hook the sea ran very high. -The water which ran down the hills into the lowlands flooded several cellars at liocky Hollow and on the shore road. COLLISION ON THE RIVER. The atcaiuer City of Troy, hound for Albany last night, veered from her course, and in a thin fog ran Into thu wharf at tho foot of West, Forty-third street. One of tho barges of tho Knickerbocker toe Company was moored there, and Ihe steamer's velocity wss so great I hat hi r prow cut through the barge and shivered the stringplece aud some of the oock timbers. When tile engines were reversed uud the vessel backed out iuto the stream it was found that no one was injured, and, siugularly enough, but little dam age had Imicii done to the steamer. The barge, however, fared badly, sinking at her moorings, and shout fit,000 loss was sustained on her unit the shattered dock. SHOT BY A DETECTIVE. Detective Flanagan, of the Ninth preciuet, while attempting to arret s ttuaaiaii, named John Cjtutou, at the corner of Boosevelt and Chatham streets, last night, was asssultisl by n mob of young men with atom's aud various missiles, lit draw his revolver ntiil discharged it, the IihII taking edeet in Csiitou s bond. The wounded tuaii wus takeu lo 8t. Vmceut a Hospital and thou to tho statiuu house, whale ue was locked up. AMUSEMENTS. LYCEt'M XHEATUE -VIIAULES Kii-iDi: S "DOCnid: MARRIAGE.U Raynal, ? OtlirMM in the i Prcdnrli'k RubineiB Ihijai .tin. I Kreticli army, i Cliark-* A. Mteveiisun D'Aiiburtiu H. h. PliUlipa Kdmiard Riviere A. O. Dacrw 1'errin, 4 notary ' W. H. Moutguiuory Daid, u man of all work; Jacinth*'* follow*! . Williain Havi-lye, Jr. Oenernl Kamkaut Chart-* Lovsday Sergeant Lucroix M W. Lelfiiigwoll Josephine Mia* Alice Muyard Harniiiiaa bo Huii.epuirr Mr*. K. I.. Duvunport ?liiclutlia. devoted to the Ruroiiu** Mis* Voniric Harold Ho?e 0 Mi** Kulo ClatlflU Miss Kate Cluxtou deserve* not a little praise for the production, under her managaincut, ut I he Ly ceum Theatre, last evening of Charles Bende's drama tization of "Double Marriage." The audience waa large, standing rooui waa occasionally uncomfortable and even the veteran "first nig titers" saw much to u]> pl&ud, which thoy did heartily after the first one or two acta. Iu the main they gave a favorable verdict. With some pruning in dfklogiie and more judicious stage arrangement there is no reason why a play so full of dramatic interest should not become a success. While from beginning to tad there wus scarcely a sentiment to be remem bered, and no one could carry away an intellectual diamond, there still was an attraction of incident that made every person present content to await the dmouriHfiut. The plot may be briefly described. The Baroness de Baurcpeare being obliged to sacriilce her property, it is purchased by ltaynal, a bluff offi cer of thu French army, who, notwithstandingfthat lie is in active service and ou the eve of join ing Bonaparte's army in Egypt, notifies the widow and her two daughters. Josephine and Rose, that they must leavethoir chateau immediately. Their deplorable situation being presented to him by J uc in thu, the servant?which is <iouu, by the way, iu a humorously pathetic manner tliat caught the sym pathy of the audience?lie relent* and d? tcrmine* io offer his hand to Josephine, the elder sister, as com pctudftion for the release of the property. The latter is in love with llujardiu, a brother French oittcer in the sume division with ltaynal, but, believing him by reason of his long silence to huvc been un true to her. accepts tiro haml of ltaynal, al though not without much misgiving, and they arc married. according to the French law, by a magis trate. ltaynal departs at once for bis post of duty, after evoking from his new wife the pledge that, us a soldier's daughter, sho will lxt true to hitu, his honor and herself. Meanwhile Dujar din, who has been in battle, wounded and a prisoner, appears upon the scene and explains Ids long silence. The young wife proves trno to her promise, and dismisses him. Ho falls iuscn siblc and the curtain goes down amid her frantic asseverations of her former love. Several mouths are supposed to elapse during which news is received that ltaynal has been killed In battle. The whilom widow Josephine thereupon quickly marries her first love uud a child is the result of the union. The marriage is scarcely known, however, before news is received by ? letter from Rayual that ho wag only wounded and that another officer, with tho same name, has be n killed. With the honor of a true wile she again dismisses her lover ami real husband, for in the lat ter instance thc-y were married by a priest, and not by a magistrate. Josephine, while moumiug over her double misfortune is anxious to sec her infant son. but in the act of caressing him is surprised by the sudden appearance of Ituynnl. He demands an explanation, whereupon the sister Rose, who is engaged to Udouard Riviere, claims the child as her own. Josephine swoons, und K.tynal, deceived by Rose, returns to the field. This is one of the strongest situations iu the drama. The two officers next meet in the trenches in fropt of the Prussian army. A desperate assault is about to be made und bo who leads the forlorn hope must die. Being warm friends lots are drawn, and ltaynal wins the post of honor. He demands, however, that Dujardin shall marry Rose, whom he believes lias been seduced. Dujardin does not understand this, but under any circumstances determines to die In tho place of his friend Raj nal. The assault Is made. Dujardin is severely wounded and cap tured. Both return to France at nearly (he same time, and then, in the presence of the doubly married wife, tbe whole heart sec rut becoming plain to ltaynal, he determines to make a further sacrifice, and thereupon surrenders Josephine?who was only a wife iu name under the magistral- s certificate?to Dujardin, her rightful husband under the law of thu Ohurrh. And so the drama happily ends. Iu representing the French officers Messrs. Frederick Robinson and Charles A. Htevcnshn played well. Miss Alice Liugard, as Josephine, lias the advantage of a rich, round voice, that made itself heard in all parta of the houae, and accompanied it with admirable action, although the latter is susceptible of much improvement. The character of Ilose, by Miss Kate Olaxton, was not personated with her usual taste. She gave to It too little of dignity, too much of the mincing ways of a little school girl, and was thus inconsistent with tho strong nut urn of a woman who dared for her sister's sake to claim the maternity of the suspected baby. The latter was one of the features of the evening, und iu company with the leading actors received an encore, the ladies in the atldieuee being especially delighted to find that it was a real live six weeks' old specimen of humanity that had sense enough to keep quiet while being pulled about and philosophically suck its thumb. There waa likewise an interposition of too much low comedy between Jacinth* and bard, and there is no reasonable excuse for the introduction by Mr. Davidge, Jr., of a hornpipe after the munner of a variety performer. It spoiled that part of the play, and a portion of the audience justly expreisixl its disapprobation. The Sergeant Dauroix of Mr. Helling well was excellent. Mr. H. B. Phillips made up artistically as an old friend of the family, and Mr. Dae re did fttirly iu his debut as Udouard Ri viere. As said before, however, "Double Marriage" requires considerableexc.siou of dialogue, and instead of ending at midnight should ut least finish at nleveu o'clock. The piece looks as if it were diwtinod for a "run." "RIUOLETTo"' AT THE ACADEMY OF MUSIC. Verdi's sombre opera waa repeated last night at the Academy of Music, tho only change in the raat being tho appearance of 8ignor FrapoUi in the rote of the Duke. Mme. Gerater, oa Oilda, re peated all her previous triumph, the "Coro nome" eliciting an emphatic encore, and her part in the famona quartet being its greatest feature. In the duo with the tenor ahe also did some admirable work. The lady acted last night with con ri'lcralile force, ami this is not to l>c won dered at when the inAuoaco of Migiior (talus si's lligolctto is taken into account. His line r> sonant lniritouc, bis good stage presence and the vigor of his delineation of tho rev ingcful Jester, carried the house with him, and inspired the other plmyeta to gi outer efforts. In the second a<-t trom hiii entry, singing in hollow mirth ivnd tronbled at heart, through the scene with the Courtiers,to tbu Anal acene with (iihla, his acting and singing were snprrb, and received frequent plaudits from the house. At the fall of toe curtain the call for the two artists was tempestuous. Signer FrapoUi was not altogether fortunate in his efforts or their reception last evening. In the duet in tho second act with Mine. Uerster Undid not siug with aufhflleot tenderness and was a trifle harsh in the allegro, "Addio. addio." In the ballad, "La donna c middle," he failed to captivate the honse, though he sang correctly and with spirit. Am raMlfA*. ills opening of the quartet. "Bella tiglis tleH'siiicre,'' was all that could he wished iu tons anil phrasing. Mine. Lahlache was a goofl MsdJalena. mul Itlgoot Fon made the most of Npamftotlc. The chorus was effec tive. and, taken altogether, the gloomy piece, through which sparkle a few melodic gems, wat- hvnd?oniely given and nssdved. "11'uritani" on Wednesday. FIFTH ATEtUH THKATBK?"HAMLKT." Mr. Dooth'a "Hamlet" was again given at the Fifth Avvuuo Theatre last night and enjoyed by a large and select audieuee. There I* little or nothing new to bo said about a characterization which has ls?n so ofteu and] so lately described in these columns, and which has through years bcca improving until it is almost ideally perfect. Ccrtaiuly its future development*, if any there lie, will be sug gested toy the actor himself, and not by audiences or critics. Mr. Booth's beam are naturally sat is fled with a ft milium which has pass. U entirely from tho range 'of unfulfilled effort and suggestion to that where tho actor's every intention is perfectly accomplished. Not the least enjoy men', of such a pertonnmice is tho consciousness of be holding an artist who has bc?n too true to his art and hiu selt to "lid well enough alone." even when tiublie adulation seemed to justify iiitn in doing so, mt has lahoreil faithfully on until he has eclipsed all of his brother actors in tho character iu which nearly all are moat ambitious to excel. OKANI) OPERA UOIU4M?"OUH BOARDING HOfHK." Jdr. Leonard drover's enlarged and improved edition of "Masher uud Crasher," which has now held tho star,, siu'eessfully for tlir.sv seasons, was produced ut the Grand Opera House last night with sn excellent cast. Mr. Harry Little played Professor Uiliypod with a full appreciation of the opportunities offered by the character ror farcical points. ttoMloof his business waa original, and all of it proved effective with the audience, who m. eimsl to enjoy His extravagances In proportion to tle-tr excess. Mr. George It. Kllson was suiuewhat stiff aaColonel Elevator. With Mr. Idttlo's example Mure him ho will, however, speed ily get rid of all restraint. The serions parts grafted upon tin* (nrrieid substratum of the pns.-a were well giv. n by Mr. Hurdle, Mr. l'ope. Miss Geucvievo Itogera and Miss Henrietta Irving, and the cast alto gether waa far better thau the piece doeerved. Tlia audience was not very large, but what it laekoil In U umber a U maoe up in apprix-iutiou, ami the progress of the play *?' frequently iulorruptod by bursts of boisterous laughter. XT. JAMEH THEATRE OFIM tllH'FFK. The major port of the new French Opera Company, which has b.-eu fitting about for the vaat month . from Booth's Theatre to Fifth Avenue Hall. au?l from there to the Union league, has finally settled down ' In what seems likely to prove a congenial abiding I pluee: for laid night the cosey SI. James was quite | well tilled to hoar Miss Z.lt ? Weil and her ew-oeiate.- ill I ??(firorte-iiiri tta." The prima ilouuu was in good vnioa i ami pluyeu with her usual v.c-it aiul cA.c. She was ably t seconded by M. Juignct, whose Bolero recalled pleas ; ant memories of Duplau's admirable performance of thin r6lf, and by M. Mialet, whose really admirable baritone is heard at it* best in Monmmlo. M. Doria was not aa agreeable aa Mara squill, the natty part, usually assigned to the uuzr.o soprano, and Mile. Blondelet was, vocally, an indifferent Aurore. The orchestra had evidently hail but limited rehearsal. The performance was. on the whole, a satisfactory one. and was well received. The theatre, altogether, seeius to he admirably adapted to such entertain ments. BROOKLYN PA UK THEATRE. A delighted and highly amused audienee assembled last evening at the cosey Park Theatre, Brooklyn, to welcome the versatile and lively Williamsons on their reappearance in that eity, where they have under a former engagement won a host of admirers. The hultiluin of the house had been entertained with melodrama and tragedy for the past three weeks, and. though the rcigniug stars of that period worn aeeeptable, still it was eoueeded that more e lit erf ill productions would win larger audience*. Malinger Mini, appreciating this idea and desiring to eater to the sentiment of the public at ail times, has now "Struck Oil" in adorning the'stago .if the Park with the two stars who so charmingly plav the leading WWes in that merry drama. The st.sk company, In their ready adaptation of ever vary ing character which is necessitated by the constant change of programme, did remarkably well. Mr, MoClanniu's personation of F.ls-n Skinner. Mr. C 'on Murphy's Doctor Pearson and the Sergeant Fly mi of Mr. Stuart were excellent. The scenic effect, es peciaily ill the military scenes, was very tine. The songs and the dancing of Lizzie stofel were re peated several times, in response to the enthusiastle demands of the audienee. The iwrfo.-matce was con cluded with the burlesque entitled "The Chilicro Question," which problem was never more amusingly elucidated in Brooklyn. MI MICAL AND DRAMATIC NOTBI. "I Puritaui" is to be repeated to-morrow night at the Academy of Music. The second public mliearsal of the Symphony So ciety of New York, Dr. Damrosch, eouduetov, is an nounced for Thursday afternoon next. "That Las* ?' LowrieV lias entered on its second week at Booth's Theatre, and thus far, notwithstand ing a ? accession of disagreeable evenings, has drawn fair audiences. Mr. Edward Mollenhaner has written au opera coralque called "Breakers," the libretto by Mr. Charles Uaruurd, The music is light and pleasing and there are no choruses. Signer Cumpnbcllo, whose fiuu baritone voice has been heard in New York two or three times during the present season, has been engaged with ltemeuj i to give a series of concerts throughout the country Tbe concert given for the beuellt of the poor of St. Vincent Ferrer's parish, at Terrace Harden Theatre, last n ight, under the direction of Mr. Ci. F. Sargent, was au imuieuse success. Misses Munier and Borie and Messrs. Sargent and Humphries wove frequently encored, aud the playing of Lewenberg and Pattison on the violin and piano reepnetively was much applauded. The Criterion Comedy Company, of w hich Mr. J. G.isehe is the efficient manager, made its first appear ance in New Haven last night. Mr. F. F. Maekay, lata of the Chestnut Street Theatre, has charge of tiie stage department, and the company is composed of well known members of the dramatic profession and some gentlemen and ladien better known in society than on the stage. "Caste" will hu given to-morrow evening. .Miss Anilie May Kessler, assisted by Miss Kate Hayes, soprano: Mr. George Weeks,* tenor; Mr. A. Si .list, baritone, and Professor A. Davis, organ's!, will give a concert this evening at Stoinwsy Hall. Among the features will be a kinder symphony. arranged by Miss Rentier, in which twenty-five children will Uiko part. This lady will be favorably remembered for her charitable services as a pianist on tlio excursions* of the St. John's Guild, during the last summer. Higuor Arditl, the leader of Mapleson's orchestra" is the composer of tho well known vocal wait*, "II Baelo," w hich haa become famous in almost every musical circle in Christendom. He was born In lH'A", came to America first in 1846, and for yeara was iden tified with the great opera companies of tlw genera tion, including the names of Grisl, Mario, Graaioni, Vlardot, Graciu, and thou Titiun*. Gardoni, Uiuliui, Belletti, Delia Hedic and other world rem. wued.art ists. To liis other musical qualifications Signer Arditl joins tliat of an accomplished violinist, having ob tained the Order of Medji from the Hultan of Turkey for his excellent performances at the Constantinople concerts when still a young man. Professor J. K. Frobisher, of New York, under flic patronage of aoma of the moat public spiritad gentle men of the metropolis, proposes shortly to establish a college of oratory and acting. The success attained by Professor Frobisher as a tutor and professor of elocution in several seats of learning in the Flitted States and Canada is an earnest of the brilliant future of the proposed college. Hundreds of graduates of Dartmouth, Williams, Columbia, Now York Uni- j vcrsity. College of the City of New York, St. i John's, Manhattan, St. Francis Xavier's, Kenyon, Frauklin, Toronto University, and King's Collcg?i I Oxford, who arc now practising at iho bar or delineat ing tho works of great masters befofo the footlights, bear testimony to the effectiveness of the methods employed by Mr. frobisher. It is intended by the projector and patrons of this new college to establish an institute in New York for the purpose of more thoroughly anil liberally advancing elocutionary and dramatic culture. It Is proposed, so far as possible, to make the institute self-supporting, but tho primary object in view Is to aid all worthy applicants oi either sex in properly fitting themselves by a oours of train ing for usefulness as clergymen, lawyers, toachora rod actors. It Is further proposed to fit up the parlors of the institute with a stage, t? lie used for general in struction lectures, neclUUoua and evening perform ances. Artists of musical, literary and dramatic Ulcut will here have a bearing and be afforded an opportu nity of becoming known to the public at insignificant expense. A library is also proposed, which will com prl-e the best works on elocution, vocal culture aud dramatic art. BUVPOHED EXPLOSION. A loud sound a.<\ of an explosion was heard by resi dents of this city yesterday morning at twenty-two minutes past two o'clock. Tho sound apparently i rauiu from tiio Blver, iti tlio Ticlnity of tho lUeveutli product, An officer of the TVntli precinct, doing duty in the Bowery, said lie was passing Pw laarvy street at the inatsut of the sound of explo sion. He saw the light, lie thought, about two sec onds previous to the wound of tie* oxplneiow. No ex ploitation of the occurrence lias > ct been givsu. BROOKLYN'S COMMON COUNCIL. At a special mcetiug of the Brooklyn < oinmon Conncil, held yewU'ltlay afteriiuou, ITesUient Fisher in the . hair, authority was given FottccJudge Walsh to bin- another clerk in his court at a salary of JI.-hhi A communication was roceWed from Mayor Howell which enclosed ? memorial from Commodore Jlcuoo askiuu that action ho taken by the Common Council in favor of the proposed act of Congress to pension tho widow of Oornmndore l'auldlug. who is in weed of as sistant e. It is cited la the memorial that the Com one dure, who died ncur Huntington. L. I., recently, had aorvod hl? country for sixty years, and was a sow Of am of the captors of Major Andre. The pension asked for Is ?IW> per month. The Board of .AJ derm on puseed a resolution approving of tha object of the bill ami rciiuesting the local members ot Congress to lurtlicr its passage. ^ THE LEWIS WILL CASE. llev. I>r. Dunn, at St. Ambrose's Protestant Kpls copal Church, corner of Priuco aud Thompson atr'iets, was yesterday examined boloro Muster in Chauct ry fieu. la Jersey City, in the Lowto will case. He wsa iiucktloucd iu reference to tho signature of the pastor's predecessor, ttev. Dr. Kill, whose name was iirtlx'ti to a marriage certificate offered as evi dence l>y Mrs. Lewis, the all'v J widow of the ec centric lutlllounalrc. The witn -as was not certain ot the signature. M1N1NO HTCX'KS. Mas Fuwiwo, Dei". 'J, 1878. Tho following were the official closing <piotatlons o'f mining stocks to-day:? Alpha W Hale A Norcrosa.... l'JA? Alttt 7 Julia Consolidated.. llelcher Justice *'* Best * Belcher ?1'4 W ? Bullion 6,'a Northern Bolle .J s Caledonia '!-? tiphir ? California l??j. Overman...... w Chollar iW'? lUvinond A My v** Consol. Yirglula N*a Huvage. )0? Crowu Foiut...,.... ? mcrra Novada.Jl.'j KitrckaConsolidated. U04? Untou Consolidated. hx< limpier 4'* Yoitow Jai'ket d Gould *<urry Bodie...? i.'l'LLi ? ' urwnd Hrile bJ. Washes Consolidated a BRITISH TRADE MARKS. THl'lil INVALIDITY AS DF.riD2t> IJV THE PATENT OFSXCE -HOW EXOLIHH ME'iClIANT.t IN AMELICA A HE AFFECTED. [BY TELEO^IAPH TO THE HERALD.] Washington. D. C., Dec.M, 1878. The first British trade mark can* under the late treaty between the governments of Ureut Britain and the United States wan disposed of to-day at the Patent Office,, and it possesses very con siderable importance to foreign companies. flrmB and individuals doing business in this country, under what they fancy are cx.luaive privileges, front the fact that tne decision tin rein recognizes the in validity of all trade marks heretofore registered in the United States Patent Offico by British aubjocts. This decision directly affoots something like three hundred British subjects now engaged in selling goods in Amerieun markets, though it is not thought that any largo interests will bfc saeriilcett it' the parties interested take the proper steps to protect themselves. III.'..VI ION k OF THE TWO OOVEUXMEKTB. The relations that have existed ketwrcu the gov ernments of Great Britain and the United States with reference to th" registration and protec tion of works of trade and manufacture re veal a moat singular degree of carelessness upon the part of both the Kuglish dealers and manufacturers and the Aiuericau patent officials. English trade marks have been registered at Wash ington for many years under the following section of the lie vised Statutes, authorizing reciprocal privileges to citizens ot other countries wherein America!! riti zci!s were granted the right of registration :? Any persuit or tin i iloitiii'jltitl is the Unit,-it States, .not ration rrtm led In the itiilhiirity of loo United ?of, and sty I'ouiitry which, he triv.lv or convention, ullurds situilur State or Territory thereof, and any boron, lorvien tii'iii or t'orporuiion resident of or loestsd in .my foreign privileges to eltUens ot ttic United States, and who are #11 tltlel to the exclusive use of nny lawful tradeiusrlt, or who intend to adopt and use any trademark for cxcliiaivo its* within the United States, may ohtain protection for sucli lawful trademark by complying with the following require ments. Ill 187i> Secretary Ciutudler, at the suggestion of Commissioner Duell, and with tint advice of the head of the Depart incut of State, decided that tho treaty of 17W between tiie United States and Great Britain, under the pro visions of which tho American putcut officials had been registering British trade marks, did not war rant such registry, even before its abrogation, which took place long ago, and that no further privileges of 'hat chusncter could Is* granted British sublect.t until a treaty was entered into authorizing it. Thua for more than two years these privileges have been withheld, or. If not. they were granted in violation of the ruling of the head of the department. A REMEDIAL TREATY. Mosntiine t? convention was entered into to meet the exigency, and tho rosultiug treaty which was framed by Minister Pierrepont and Lord Derby was promulgated by the President lost July. A ques tion immediately arose as to the validity of the British trade symbols registered pre vious to Mr. Chandler's decision, and that question has remained undecided up to to-day, when a rt registration of tho mark of George Westenholni & Son, the well known Sheffield cutlery firm, won al lowed. thereby recognizing the former insufficiency of ?U others of its class. Sl'ho Patent Office officials have determined to make tho host of a hail Job by registering all such marks without further fees under tho beading of office error*. NEOLEtT OF COSGItKSS. It is fair to say. however, that the attention of Congress has lteen repeatedly called to tho absence of legislation and treaty provisions on tho subject, and that no action has ? been taken to relieve the officials from the dllmutna in which tho. practice of former administrations on the one baud, and the absence of legitimate authority upon the otlier, placed them. No provision made iu the trqgiy respecting tits symbols and devices lit retufore registered. It says simply Tlte subject* er eit itens of earl) of the rmitrartliiff nitrite shull have in the dominions ami pi.??es?i'Mis of the ether the same rlciit* as halenr to uallvs suhjerts or ritivens or as are pew granted or tuny hereafter be grunted to lite objects sin! eUlrons of the most favored nation in everything re I at iusr to property iu trade marks and trade labels. It is understood that any person who desires to ob tain the aforesaid protection must fulfil the formali ties required by the laws of the respective countries. CONFLICTING DECISIONS. It is interesting to add in this connection that Judge Dyer has decided trademarks to be unconsti tutional. while Judge Hwing. of the United 8utt"H t'ourt for the southern district of Ohio, has decided just the contrary. The former de cision was rendered in au issue made up under tho constitutional provision guaranteeing to authors and inventors for u limited time tho ex clusive right to their writings and discoveries. A similar issue, in a somewhat varied form, la now pending before Judge Benedict, of the Houtltern New York District Court, These conflict ing decisions will probably lead eventually to the placing of a construction upon tho language of tho constitution aittl the trademark legislation of Con gress by the Supreme Court. THE INDIAN CONTROVERSY. STRONG LETTER FROM OENEKAT. SHERMAN?HIGH TRIBCTK TO SECRET ART StHtRZ AND COM MISSIONER HAYT?WHAT THE ARMY CAN AND WILL DO WITH THE INDIANS. Washington, Dec. 2,1878. A communication from General W. X. Sherman, addressed to Chairman Saunders, of the joint com mission, having under consideration the question of transferring the Indian Bureau to tho War Depart ment, was to-day laid before the committee. The Generul, after stating his rcailincsa to respond promptly to uny summons of the committee, says:? 1 am sure, from official and personal inter course, that Heeretary Hehnra and Commissioner of Indiau Affairs Hayt have boon extremely anxious and have labored hard for an hottest administration of the affairs of the Indian Bureau, as organised by law. I ycreonully know thut Mr. Hayt went as fer as h- eonld properly go to prevent the recent removal of K nl CloHd aud Spotted Tail'* baud of Imllan.H from the Missouri lliver to their present location, which must, I think, cer tainly result in the next war, and that their removal resultcd principally from the President's promise, based upon tho advice of Qetirol (Took; and 1 Mirth, r believe tliat both Mr. Hctiurj and Mr. Hayt have done nil that men i ould do from their quarter to reiuovi) weak and dishonest agent* and to replace tliem by honest agents. 1 wish you, und if proper tho public, to ronstrus the present conflict <-r antaflotUmn to be not personal?not a question of honesty?but a natural and uceeasary conflict of an tagonistic systems. WAR WITH TUU ShltTX rni DIClEO. After comiueutiug at considerable length upon previous Indian wars, the General says:? It requires no prophet to foresee more wars near at baud, especially with tho Hioux recently located on the Upper Xiobrarah. The present Indian agent with these two bands, as also with the other tribes of flioux on tbu Missouri JCivcr, at Lower Brulo, at the Cheyenne, Standing Bock and Fort Peek agencies, are utterly and ridiculously powt rloex to keep their IudiiUiH peaceable, us required fay tbu interests of tho national government, without the aid of the arm v. 11 ui saute is equally true as to the t'lieyeuiios, Ar rapab'ieH, Kiowa;, s aud Coiuanclies of the Indian Ter ritory. Nor can the civil agent* protect their Indians against the unjust ouecoaehtiietits of the whites In the eases of the Kioways and .Murieogees of Ariaona or the l/inatillaa and Npokuues of Washington and Idalio Trrritoriue. I name these instances simply be cause tho Indian Human in them cases called most recently ou the War DnpiU'tnient fur troops to enable if to fullll its office. N< w, to me it is a matter of demonstration that at tin' present time and for years to coins tho Indian Bureau of it.-elf, without the'help of the army, cannot maintain in psora the larger tribes of Indians, and pence is essential to enoblu white emigrants to till sip the aurplua country aa farmers, grurers ami miners. WHAT TilK ARMY CAN Do. With the lawful right to supervise these various tribes on their allotted rcervatioua, and to control tbu issues of inoliuy. goods and provisions provided liberally by Congress, I am sure the army cau pre vent lb ' nnuual recurrence of those Indian wars. ?" ? + We do uot w iah to transfer our army to civilian management. We would rather do the work ourselves with the arui). The Indian Bureau cannot manage th< to III Hans. and lu preference to being called on in season and out ot oaao< m?nearly always too late to prevent trouliin or even urnh rstuiui the cause until after war is uetuatly begun?wo prefer to take the whole labor and drudgery of tho offices of the Indian agents and supurintcudcuts without one eautuf addi tloiml compensation. Many people fear that the hloodthiraty army will kill off the poor Indians. This is more than non sense. The army is made up of tho some tnon who lortn our people, no more ? ru.-l, no more savage than the average of mankind. The danger is, on the other side, that tile urmy will protect the Indian against the white, for wherever I have been, and I have seen a good deal of these Indians, they have begged me to put an army officer in charge ot their Interests, lu conclusion the General soys:? LESS IIVPOCllls* ANt) CANT. The War Department can employ civilian agents for the pi aeoiul trill s aud military agents for the warlike tribes. Christian aud civilizing iufluencos can be as well used lij tho military as by the civil au thorities. There will b? less hyiKierwy aud cant with the military agents than with the civil. The military will keep the peace, protect reservations against uiilawtul intrusion by the whites and can allow and encourage different Christian denomina tions to emu pete lu the matter of churches and schools. The economy will to? in Using one set of mat-binary for both arm* and iudtuus. Instead ot. as now, two. In ease of transfer, one lu ad of depart ment would have control of all the agencies and of all tlm troops, so at to apply the remedy ou tho spot, in stead of bv the s.vsh'tu of circumlocution now in itrnctico. Thaoa are a few ot the reasons Which tug gest themselves daily. It nti/Ut \t lie a question of nationul acuuoiuy and eflUucncy, iu.-?ead of can of lui'iv patronage. GHXtm BHi.KXAX ox nettTABT Bt'Bt'Hz'i LtriEB?HOW THE HEAD OF THE INTERIOR DEPAJtTuCKXY HAH BEEN DECEIVED. [BY TELEGRAPH TO THE HERALD.] Washington. Dec. 2. 1878. General Sherman, in reply to the question to-day whether he should take any notice of the recent letter of Secretary Schurs in the removal of the Indian agency from Fort Sill to Wichita Agency, said that he should not. but would leave to General Sheridan the task of answering in detail the strictiirM and criticisms contained in the letter. SACRET.U1Y Ht'HUKZ DECEIVED. "To show you how badly ho has been deceived," said the General, "I told him this morning that offi cers of the army might not understand the manage ment of elvil department.*, but they did know that water runs tlowu bill, and that the camp of the Indians was above the military camp at Fort Will and not be low, and that the troops were those who had to en dure the dirty water and muddy stream about which he has certainly been misinformed, and if his sources of information on other points aw not more correct than that one, 1 guess General Sheridan will be able to tuake satisfactory answer to all his de mands/" The Secretary appeared surprised af my assertion lu regard to the roapective locations of the troops and Indian*, uud Insisted that he had received his information from a trustworthy source. "Well," I replied, "I speak frotn personal knowledge. I have been there, and you might a? well tfcll me that Washington is above Georgetown. I know better." BEFORE X K INDIAN COMMITTEE. The conversation took place in the room of the Committee on tie- Transfer of the Indian Bureau, where the Secretary and the General had gone to give their views of the subject before the committee. It being the first <luv of the session of Congress the committee concluded not to proceed with the bearing uud requested the General to coins to-morrow, when he will be questioned gcnciully on what he know* about the management of Indian tribes. RAILROAD REPORTS. An bant, Dec. 3, 1878. Under the law governing the making of annual re ports by railroads in this State to the State Engineer they are to include September 3o and must be in the office of the State Engineer by December 1 under a penalty for ruilnrc of $250. Quite a number of rail roads art still behind in the forwarding of their re ports uud Deputy State Engineer K. D. Smalley is to day making ont a list of these which he will forward, when completed, to the Attorney General for bis ac tion under the statute. The following additional reports of steam railroads have been received and examined anil are here given, with a comparative table aa to the same items last year:? ? NEW YOBK AND OSWEGO MIDLAND. Storks ami Debts. 1878. 1877. Capital stock by charter.. 8 10.ihui.dw) $10,000,000 Stock subscribed 7.707,500 7.707.RUU Stock paid in $,800,5$2 0,800.523 Funded debt 16,073,500 16,073,900 Floating debt 0,513,018 0,513,553 [Kate of interest on tunded debt, 7 per i-ent.J Cost of rued A equipment. 28,383.704 26.284,301 Expenfts for Year. 1370. 1377. Kx. maintaining road. A-o.. $160,809 $155,202 Kx. repairs and machinery. 73,078 04.682 Expense operating road.... 266,469 278,087 For interest 2,292 1,291 Total payments other than for construction. $508,650 $530,164 Earnings. Passengers $132,299 $733,908 Freight 371,850 371,990 Other sources (wail, ex. press, 4c.) 55,870 62,304 Totals $560,020 $508,203 Surplus fund $51,360 $38,030 Doings of the Year. Number of passengers car ried 261,497 240,198 Number of tons of frcigbt carried 212,541 222,907 Parsons killed 2 3 Persons injured 1 8 23 LEASED HOADS OF DELAWARE AND HTTDSO* CANAL COM CANY?ALDANY AND SL'SqtTKBANNA [LESSEES* RE PORT). 1878. 1877. Cost of road and equipment.$3,012,174 $2,995,188 Kxumses of Year. Maintaining road bed, 4c... $186,349 $234,233 Repairs of machinery 103,143 119,863 Operating road 290.198 359,476 Rentals 704,124 709,164 Total* $1,183,816 $1,423,743 Earnimjt. Passengers $300,427 $289,074 Freight #11.376 871,h?l Other sources 4.103 0,360 Totals $1,100,003 $1,161,136 DoiWf* of the Year. Number of passenger* car ried 304,885 304,901 Number of ion* freight carried 468,011 779.093 Perrons killed 1 7 Prrson* injured ? 1 (HKNK.-K1.AKH AND SaHATOGA?U.MKKF.S' REPORT). 1H7K. 1877 Coat of road and equipment $3,455,470 $2,428,480 /iipfltffA Maintaining road bed, Ac.. |:ri8,884 $4f?7,4i>7 Kepalrs of machinery 166,714 187,525 Operating road 675,132 612,923 Itentala 760,1*$ 703.272 Totals $1,507,824 $1,705,402 These totals are made by certain allowances of transportation axpaowt to the New York and Canada Uailroad, explained at length in original report, a Earnaoj'. 1 1878. 1877, Passengers $618,228 $82:1,808 Freight 769.808 795,263 Other sources 41,806 32.631 Totals $1,429,933 $1,451,709 Doing* of the Fear. Number of passengers car ried 1,132,583 1,120,944 Number of tous freight carried ". 589,418 554,2311 Persons killed 8 11 Persons injured 5 3 VIEW YOU* AND i'AN ID.C (I.KSHOIlrt lUtrORT). EUnk ami t'rblr. 1878. 1877. Cspital stock, by charter.. $4,000,000 $4,OOO,o00 Htock subscribed and paid 4,000,0.10 4 ooo.OiW Funded debt 4,<iU0,>NS) 4.000,003 Floating debt 26,938 202,594 Cost of road and equip ment 8,278.118 8,263,06$ Kate of interest on funded debt. 0 per cent gold. i.casuK's lucroax. Exptnte*. Transportation expenses, bciug 7 per cent of eara lngs, allowed to Dela ware and Hudson for operating and mainte nance $281,375 $272.Tff Interest 237,302 267.90$ Totals $51*738 $390,006 Earning'. Passengers $187,853 $189,990 Freight.." 213,225 19$,946 Other source* 886 Mg Total $401,965 $380,610 iKkig.' of the Year. Number of passenger* car ried 101,314 109,824 Number tons freight car ried 223,710 1SMCS RAILROAD EARNINGS. Boston, Doc. 9.1878. The third snnual report of the directors of the New York and New England Uailroad for the year ending Haptcmbor 30, 1878, shows the gross receipts of the roads operated by the company, not including the Norwich and Woreoater ltailroad. to hare been $1,023,'.'3.5 34. and the expenses 9370,230 68, showing not n?mln?* applicable to interest end per manent improvement amounting to $155,704 6V. TRADE DOLLARS "rOMING HOME. Hah Fiancisco, Deo. 2.1978. This afternoon's Bulletin publishes the following telegram roceirud by the banks of this city:?"barge purchases of trade dollars have been made in Hong Koug for shipment to N'nw York and Han Francisco. A shipment of $260,(8*1 has arrived in Kngland en route to New Yuri., on wt-ount of Heligman Brothers. Further large shipments aro on the way tube shipped by the St earner Heinle, which will leave Hong Kong this week. These shipments have been sold for arrival by a Hong Kong and shanghai banking corporation aud cops|>mr d etwiwjilr. There 1- every prospect ot all ntM'hop]>ed trade dollars hi China finding their way bark to this country. The buyers are money brokers. At the pro6ctit rate of exchange in China lsmker* am enabled to lay down trade dollars in Mnn Francisco at ninety-two aud a half cunta each. This telegram confirm* informutlon received by hankers here some days ago. It Is turtfcar reported here that Senator Itcck will, at an early day, intru dues a bill providing for the redemption of trad# dollars. OLE ARTS NEW WALK. Piiiijuo..r.rniA, Dec. 2, 1878. Daniel O'Leary, the pedestrian, at sight o'docfe this cvaning began his walk of 4UU milaa In 124 hours in Horticultural Hall, in the prvswuc* of ? small uumber ot person*. He apptars to be In fir*! rats condition aud confidently txpccta to finish by eleven o'clock on Haturdav night.