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The Sunday Dispatch
The SUNDAY DISPATCH is sold by all News
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gpteji ami
Information. —“ What was the deci-
Mien of the United States in regard to privateering, at the
meeting of the Paris Conference ; and where can be found
Mr. Marcy’s letter upon that subject ?” The United States
wore not represented at the Paris Conference. Subse
quently, the Government of this Republic agreed to accept
the propositions subscribed to by the powers represented
hi the Conference, the doing away with privateering
among the rest, provided an additional article was added
making the ships of belligerents, carrying goods not. con
traband of war, free from assault or seizure on the high
seas. The powers refused, principally through the in
•trumentality of England, to accept of this humane act;
and the consequence was the United States refused to be
come a party to the treaty In any satisfactory bio-
graphy of Mr. Marcy, the letter written by him, while
Secretary of State under Mr. Pierec’s administration, on
this subject, will be found ; also, in the printed documenta
•f the Government
A Constant Beader. —The Atlantic
Cable celebration was held on the Ist of September, 1858
The news of the successful laying of the cable reached
this city in August of that year, under the supervision of
Cyrus W. Field, and measures were immediately taken to
eekbrate the event in a manner befitting the occasion.
Tb« splendid pageant of the Ist of September, with its pro
fession, decorations, and brilliant display of fireworks,
following the pyrotechnic triumph achieved in honor of
the reception of the first message—the conflagration of
Mie city Hall—will not soon be forgotten by the spectators
of the scene..... .The beautiful structure, the Crystal Pal
ace, which it was resolved should be removed to Central
Park, and there reconstructed as a Conservatory, was de
stroyed toy fire en tlie sth of October, 1858. Its destruction
involved the loss of the rieh collection of the Fair of the
American Institution, then on exhibition within ita walls.
Claus. — Any one who under the
Baited States Militia Law, is ealled into the service of the
Republic, is at liberty, if not desirous of going himself, to
procure a substitute. Failing in this, he is permitted to
pay into the National Treasury S3OO, which is to be em
ployed in procuring a substitute, or for such other
uses as may best and most successfully crush out the re
bellion..-.... The male population are divided into two
•lasses for .conscription. Those between fhe ages of
twenty and thirty-five years, are in the first class; and
those between thirty-five and forty-five years sire placed
in the second class. Unmarried persons of the first class
will be preferred to those who are married. The second
class will net be called on until the first is exhausted.
Sigma—This correspondent did not
put his question in last week’s issue so directly as he does
in his note to us of this. He now asks : “ Has the holder
ef a note or check the' right, and will it be valid for him
te put on a tax stamp when the maker thereof neglected
to de it?” The law does not insist en the maker affixing
the stamp to the note or check ; but it is considered his
duty. However, so long as the law is complied with, we
presume it matters little whether the stamp is affixed to
the note by the maker or the holder. •
B. F. L.— Two years’ regiments will
be mustered out of service on the expiration of the time
they were rated as soldiers of the Republic, and not of a
State...... Application for the buck pay and bounty of a
deceased soldier should be made to the Secretary of War.
... .We. do not advise you to employ an agent to get what
is due you by the Government Agents use up half the
money in commissions.
H. W. — The Government does not
presume to exercise martial jurisdiction over persons, sub
jects of foreign powers, residing temporarily or perma
nently within the limits of the United States. Only those
who are citizens—owing loyalty to the Constitution and
allegiance to the Republic—will or can be drafted into the
Speculator. —The nickel cent is com
posed by weight of eighty-eight parts of copper and twelve
•f nickel Nickel cents cost the government sixty-four
•exits per hundred to manufacture them. We apprehend
that speculators in pennies will not be benefited by their
industry in gathering them up for future awards.
Midshipman. — An applicant for ad
mission into the naval school should be “well up” in an
English education, and ©ught also to be conversant with
the French language Midshipmen are nominated by
Representatives to Congress, and approved by the Senate
♦n being presented to it by the Secretary of the Navy.
Fireman.— Robert Fulton was born
at Little Britain, Lancaster county, Pennsylvania, in the
year 1765. He died on the 24th of February, 1815 Ful-
5 ton’s parents were natives of Ireland. Their circumstances
In life were what is called “easy, but not affluent.”
A Beader.—Hr. J. W. Lester (J. J.
Wallack,) is a native of this city. He made his first appear
ance in 1847, at the Broadway theatre, as Charles Surface,
in the' “School for Scandal.”
Hamilton.—John Rogers, prebendary
of St. Pauls, London, suffered martyrdom at the stake at
Smithfield. <m the 4th day of February, 1555.
initial glatto.
The New Jersey Legislature ad
journed en the 25th inst. A resolution was
adopted by both Houses to fire a National salute
in honor of the Federal Union. The Union
league also fired a salute over the death of the
Agielatuie. Before adjourning the following
resolution was adopted by a large vote : liesotoed
That the people of New Jersey are a law-abiding’
Constitution loving people, and ardently devoted
io a Union of all the States, and that while they
eondemn and protest against certain laws as un
constitutional and unjust, yet until they are re
pealed or declared by a competent tribunal to be
unconstitutional, they mil regard them as laws,
and will confidently look to the courts and to the
ballet-boxes for redress.
The Missouri Legislature has ad
journed without providing for a new State Con
vention. The Governor will probably call the
old Convention together which will consider and,
perhaps, perfect some plan of Emancipation in
the State. The Union *or Conservative wing of
the Emancipation party nominated Oliver Wiley
for Governor on Tuesday. It is unknown
MlifcUwr tlic Democrats will nominate a ticket.
The New Orleans Era charges that
the officers' and men of the British war ship
Rinaldo, while in that port, never missed an
opportunity of insulting the Union forces and
Union citizens. It states that the day before
the departure of the ship, a grand ball was
given on board to the leading seeesh aristoc
racy of the city, at which the health of “Jef
ferson Davis, President of the Southern Con
federacy,’’ was proposed by the captain, im
mediately after the toast of Queen Victoria,
and received with wild hurrahs. This is in
' keeping with the acts of all English naval
officers. The day is not far distant when all
these courtesies will be reciprocated.
On Monday last the New York public were
startled by an announcement, in The morning pa
.pers, that Ex-Comptroller Robert T, Haws had
departed this life on the day previous, from a
stroke of apoplexy and paralysis. His promin
ence as a citizen and his many, and warm private
friendships outside of the immediate circle of his
relatives, had conspired to give to this announce
ment the saddened keenness of a personal afflic
tion to all who knew him. Our city indeed
mourned—not in the empty formality of a courtly
sorrow, exhibited only by official bulletins and
and unfeeling resolves, but in an earnest and uh
controlable emotion manifested everywhere, and
especially upon the countenances of the vast as
semblage who attended upon the rites of his
burial. As every thing connected with such a
man is of interest, a brief review of the principal
points in his life, together with a recapitulation
of the events connected with his death and burial
will be of value as a matter of reference. With
this object, the following facts have been col
lated :
Robert T. Haws was the youngest of four sons,
and the sixth child of a family of seven children.
His father, George Haws, was of Knickerbocker
descent, having been born in the extreme lower
part of the city. Mi-. George Haws, soon after his
marriage, moved “ up town ” to a lot now known
as No. 49 Bayard street, which is in the limits of
the Sixth Ward. Here ho was so long and so
thoroughly known that liis lot was designated on
the maps by his name. Some of these old maps
yet remain in the Oomptroller’s office. It was at
this residence that Robert T. was bom—his birth
day being July 28th. 1810, and the old house is
yet standing. Erom here a subsequent move
ment took place to get entirely “ up town ” and
the locality of 95 Allen street was selected. Mr.
Haws had lived here so long, that most if not all
his neighbors supposed it to have been hiz birth
At the age of fourteen years, Mr. Haws went
into the store of Henry Robinson & Co., Cloth
iers, at the cornel of Cherry and Catharine streets,
as a boy, where he remained for several years.
Upon a change of business arrangements among
his employers, a new firm was organized under
the name of Brown & Haws, into which he was
taken as a partner. Being successful, Mr. Haws
in a few years, and when but little past the age
of twenty-one years, organized the firm of Haws,
Robinson & Co.,' and located at No. 109 Maiden
Lane. At this place an immense trade was
established, competing successfully with ail oth
ers in his line of business, both in this city, in the
West and in the South. So successful was the
firm of Haws, Robinson & Co., that in the year
1835 they were worth half a million. The re
verses 0f'1836 to 1840 overtook the firm,and though
they struggled the current of events
with the prospect of saving a something from
the crash, Mi'. Robinson became dideouraged,
and prevailed upon Mr. Haws to buy him out.
Mr. Haws had so much confidence in his ability
to weather the storm, that he complied with Mr.
Robinson’s wishes, giving as a bonus a handsome
sum, upon which he retired to one of the Western
States, where he now lives. Mr. Haws applied
himself to the liquidation of every claim and to
the closing up of the business, and though it
took nearly all the gains of his entire business
life, no one ever heard him complain, or ask the
abatement of one penny from bona )ide claims.
He succeeded in saving a little from the con
cern ; but could not remain long idle. A new
firm was soon organizediinder the name of Haws
& Lockwood, to do a dry goods, jobbing and
auction business—the principal house being at
Cincinnati, and Mr. Haws remaining in this city
as purchaser for the concern, having an office
and packing rooms at No. 8 South William street.
This firm did not continue long in business.
Since retiring from it, Mr. Haws had no fixed
pursuit. His earnings and gains had given him
a competence estimated by friends at about
SIOO,OOO, a good portion of which he invested in
real estate in this city. Until this time he was
chiefly known in the commercial circles, his
close attention to business preventing him from
engaging in public matters, and consequently
not becoming conversant with political men. In
fact, it is by no means certain that his aversion
to the methods and means too common in poli
tics would not have forever precluded his accept
ing any office had it not been thrust upon him at
a time when his mind needed employment, and
when, as in 1848 and 1849, his. kindly sympathies
and generous nature could find ample scope in
ameliorating the sufferings of the needy; and in
reference to his course while a member of the
Common Council, there is perhaps no more elo
quent tribute to his worth than the following ex
tract from an appeal written by the Hon. E.
Delafield Smith, on the eve of the election in
1859, at which Mr. Haws was a candidate for
Comptroller, although its subject has passed
away from the midst of a sorrowing community,
having more than verified the glowing predic
tions with which the writer accompanied his
praise of the character and capacity of his asso
ciate and friend:
41 In Hebert T. Haws are united two great elemeate of
public usefulness—integrity and experience. Of these it
Is net uncommon to discover one in a public candidate
but of belli, rare is the union. As it would be idle to dial
patch a regiment of raw recruits te storm a castle swarro
imt with a disciplined corps of mercenary eoldicrs, so it is
felly to march upon our City Hall an unpraeticod troop of
well-intentioned citizens to rout the trained bands of an
oftieial army. One searching, distinguishing, practiced
Oj e at tile head of the financial department is worth a
Imndred zealous friends of retrenchment in the legisla
tive branches of the City Government While, for years,
we have attempted to repair the variouspipes and conduits
through which the treasury has flowed, we have forgotten
io renew the rusty reservoir at the fountain head. With a
shrewd knowledge of men, Mr. Haws unites a grasp and
originality of intellect which would operate at onoo to
systematize the financial bureau, and insure the co-opera
tion of reliable subordinates. Our citizens are fortunate
m the means of securing such a successor to the present
venerable incumbent ot the Comptroller s otnee.
" lake the silkworm, a New York official weaves for
himself arobeot richness, drawing its substance, how
ever, not Iroin Ids own resources, lint from the public
treasury’. v\ • want a man with the discriminating cour
age to stop the supply, and strip these preying worms, un
til they shall be exposed, in famishing deformity, to pub
lic reprobation. Nor is it less essential that the City’s just
obligations should be fearlessly met in order that honest
creditors shall not be enlisted, with their friends upon the
side of those who seek to relax tlie public purse While
Robert T. Haws is endeared to the young men of tiiis Me
tropolis, he is no stranger to old, substantial citizens
who have matured with the growing greatness of New
York. Of original Knickerbocker extraction, he com
menced a career of successful usefulness as a boy clerk
and advanced to positions of trust until New York num
bered him among the first of h<x merchants. Retiring
with a wealth ot character, to justlv earned immu
nity irom the demands of mercannßMife, ~he was widelv
recognised as one of the most of
those to whom New York is proud wixihit when strangers
assail her. A quiet, unobtrusive life* otirjudiclous liberal
ity, like an underground fountain, at times reveals itself
and commands recognition. The neighbors of Mr. Haws
perceived his qualifications, and pressed him into the nub
lie service. As an Aiderman he realised the character
w hich our annals portray as borne by the City Fathers of
other years when the. position was one of unqualified dis
tinction. His voice was never the medium of spoilsmen
in the lobby, nor his vote the execulor of their schemes
He sought ho applause hy blind denunciation, and ™
free to advocate and uphold whatever commended itself
to an enlighted acceptance.
“A member of the Board of Health, when the cholera
drove his former mercantile associates to the hill-side and
the mountain, ins voice responded to tlio roll-call with
Gua and of Bonaparte’s Old
fowl ' '
j.: fj-
In this canvass Mr. Haws was successful
beating the combined opposition some three
thousand votes. This result was attributable
mainly to a desire among our citizens for a
change in the office of Comptroller, in the hope
that a check might be put upon the alarming.
corruptions then rampant in and around the City
Hall. How well he repaid the confidence reposed
in him is evidenced in his faithful attention to
every t duty of his office, and to the arrangement
of its plan, and the systematizing of its opera
tions in stieh manner as to combine simplicity,
and wholesome checks, with a prompt dispatch
•f business. There is indeed a wide contrast be
tween the condition of the office when he entered
it and when he surrendered it to the present in
cumbent, and herein is a monument to his saga
city which must long endure.
Until the year 1848 Mr. Haws, although a
member of the old Whig party, had taken no ac
tive part in its management. In 1845, his friends
desired to make him their candidate for Alder
man of the Tenth Ward, and a Committee waited
upon him to ask his consent. They found him
engaged in a game of billiards ; which he sus
pended long enough to hear their errand. He
listened with astonishment, and dropping the cue
replied “Do you suppose lam a fool ?” He was
not again molested until 1848, when being over
solicited he consented to take the nomination,
and was elected to the Board of Aidermen. Here
he served during the years 1849, 1850 and 1851.
embracing a time of great tribulation to the
poorer classes, owing to the ravages of the chol
era, and of alarm to property holders on ac
count of the rapacity of the Railroad interest,
which had its inception in those days, and was
demanding the surrender of our fairest thorough
fares, without compensation, to the avarice of irre
sponsible, private combinations. Mr. Haws met
every emergency of his position with his prover
bial fidelity—being to the sick and suffering a
friend, never absent from his post, and to the
good of the body politic most faithfully firm.
Although he viewed Railroads in the city as a
necessity, holding that improved facilities for in
tercourse, between the lower and upper portions
of the island, would check the disposition among
business men to escape byway of the ferries to
their homes but a few minutes distant, he yet
held (and so acted,) that the franchises should
enure to the bought of the city and should be
enjoyed only by tltose who would pay into the
Treasury the largest remuneration. Of course
these views rendered him obnoxious to certain
parties, and when for the fourth time he came
up for re-election, combinations from other por
tions of the city were made against him, which
resulted in his defeat.
In 1855 he was again brought before the public,
entirely against his wishes, as the "Whig candi
date for Comptroller; Mr. Giles being the other
candidate, against the Hon. Azariah C. Flagg.
In this election he received only about five thou
sand votes. In 1858 he was the Republican can
didate and was elected, as has been stated.
In his private relations Mr. Haws best exhibited
his true character : being too diffident to obtrude
himself upon the public, or urge his opinions, ex
cept in a quiet unpretending- manner, in the
midst of friends. And here too, was ever mani
fest his kind consideration for others, preferring
to hear the remarks of associates to speaking
himself; and giving his own suggestions with a
softened eandor which robbed them of all sting
when ever-so-dissonani with the views of those
around him. This trail gave him immense ad
vantages in the administration of the Finance
Department. Being a patient auditor to all who
tame, he was early apprised ef every important
movement Wended by the Commo# Council; and
being thus apprised, he, again and again, so
shaped his Bourse as to parry attempts on the
Ti-easui-y, no matter how skilfully made; and
without exciting the suspicion of the parties in
interest that he was taking more than his ordi
nary pains to prevent the consummation of
fraud. In this he combined the tactician and the
man of integrity, and, as oven rogues can admire
the artifice which foils them, so all parties who
had hitherto triumphed in dishonest practices,
but met an unyielding and an impregnable com
batant in Mr. Haws, could unite with good men
in his praise. Thus he retired to private life on
the first of January last honored and beloved bv
A few days before his decease he complained
of a cold upon his chest, but upon Thursday,
the 19th inst., he'was so far relieved of it as to
attend to business with his usual buoyancy, re
marking to an intimate friend who was with him
but a few minutes before the fatal attack, that
he should go to Albany the next (being the now
past) week for the purpose of amusing himself.
At about six P. M. of this day the family—his
sister-in-law—with whom he resided were star
tled with a heavy noise as of the fall of a large
body in his room. They went to him and found
him on the floor, his body partly raised and sup
ported by his right elbow. It was soon apparent
that his entire left side was palsied. He was
helped to a couch. From this time to Saturday
morning, the 21st, he had occasional returns of
consciousness, but at intervals wider and wider
apart. From Saturday morning to Sunday noon
the time of his death, he was without power of
intelligent action. And though his sickness was
painful his last breath was the Softened whisper
of departing vespers, and was sanctified by tears
of a long and ardent friendship from eyes un
. used to weep.
An idea ©f the estimate in which he was held
may be obtained from the following official pro
ceedings of the Corporation, and of other bo
dies with whom he had been mor© oi* less con
The Beard of Aidermen was especially con
vened on the 23d instant, and the following eom
munieation sent in by the Mayor.
May»r’» Office, Nkw Ycrk, )
„ , , r March 23, 1863. S
T 9 the Honorable fht Cvinmon Gouneil :
Gemtlkmem : It is with unfeigned sorrow that I am ealled
upon to day t» announce tayou the death of the Hon. Ro
hurt T. Haws, late Comptroller of this city, which took
place on Sunday, twenty-second instant, alter a short and
severe illness.
\ eur honorable bodies have long held official Intercourse
with the deceased, and many of your members, no doubt,
the more intimate relations of friendly, social intercourse.
It would, therefore, seem unnecessary in this communi
cation to reler at length to his marked ability and fidelity
as a public officer, or to his superior worth as a man. Few
men have left behind them a more enviable reputation.
In the discharge of the duties of the very responsible po
sition lately held by him, he was ever the attentive, ur
bauc and upright public officer. In private life he was
esteemed tor his many virtues, and for those bland cour
tesies which cement the bonds of uniuu in social rela
tions. - «
Believing that your honorable bodies will cordially unite
in rendering to the merits of the deceased a suitable offi
cial tribute, I would respectfully recommend the adoption
ol such resolutions as the sad event suggests. I would also
recommend that suitable arrangements be made for at
tending the funeral, on Wednesday next, aud that the pub
lic offices be closed on the afternoon of that day.
George Opdyke, Mayor.
The same having been read, Aiderman Reed offered, in
connection therewith, the following preamble and resolu
tions, viz;
Whereas, The Common Council has learned with feel
ings oi profound sorrow of the decease of Robert T. Haws,
who departed this life on Sunday, the twenty-second in
stant, and
A hercas, In this dispensation of Divine Providence—by
which we arc called upon to mourn the loss of one who
was in every relation he occupied toward his fellow maa,
universally respected, beloved and admired for his many
virtues, formes; of which was his stern and unbending in
tegrety, and his entire devotion to the trusts confided to
his care, both as a legislator and in his capacity as head of
the Financial Department of the Chy Government, com
bined with all those many virtues ana gentlemanly accom
plishments which endear.their possessor to all with whom
he is brought in contact during his journey through life—
we are forcibly admonished of the dread uncertaiiTty of
all things human, and are fearfully reminded of that
mysterious admonition that “in the midst of hie we are
in deatliand
Whereas, It is but a fitting and proper recognition of
the many public services of the deceased—rendered to the
City ot New York, in his capacity as Alderman of the
Tenth Ward, a position which he tilled with signal ability
and marked integrity during the years one thousand eight
hundred and forty nine, one thousand eight hundred and
fitly and one thousand eight hundred and fifty one, as
veil as the still more important and responsible office of
Comptroller of the City of New York, the complicated
duths ot which he administered with so much wisdom
and frugality during the yearsone thousand eight hundred
and fifty-nine, one thousand eight hundred and sixty, one
thousand eight hundred and sixty-one and one thousand
wight hundred and sixty-two, aud in which he manifested
such extraordinary capacities in tlie conduct of the intri
cate financial affairs oi the city as to elicit the commenda
. tion ol all classes of its citizens—that tlie members of this
Common Council should thus publicly give expression to
the unfeigned regret with which the announcement of his
decease has been received, and that some suitable action
should be taken by them, to give expression to their feel
ings, and the feelings of those they represent, in being ii r
ever deprived of the services and companionship of one
who was so universally admired for his many public and
private virtues ; be it, therefore.
Resolved, That this Common Council, out of respect for
the memory of the deceased, will attend his funeral in a
body, with their staves of office, and clothed in the usual
habiliments oi mourning: that the members will wear tlie
usual badge of mourning for a period of thirty days ; that
tlie Chamber of the Board of Aidermen and the office of
the Comptroller be draped in mourning for the same
period, and that the public offices of the Corporation be
ch fed, and the flags on the City Hall and the nubile build
ings be displayed at lialf-niast during the day set apart t or
his funeral. And be it further
Resolved, ThataSpecial Committee of three members of
this Board be appointed to make the necessary arrange
ments for attending tlie funeral of tlie deceased : and be
it further
Resolved, That a copy of the foregoing preamble and
resolution be suitably engrossed and framed, duly authen
ticated and transmitted to the family of the deceased
And be it further
Resolved, That this Board, as a further mark of resneet
to the memory of the deceased, do now adjourn.
Alderman Froment moved to amend the second resolu
tion by striking therefrom the words “the Board,” and
inserting in lieu thereof the words “ each Board.”
W hich was carried.
Aiderman Reed moved that the message of His Honor
the Major, witii the preamble and resolutions, be publish
ed in all the Corporation papers, and in the llertM, and
Which was carried.
On the 24th inst, the. Councilmen acted as follows :
papers from board of aldermen resumed.
Message from His Honor the Mayor, announcing the
death ot the late Comptroller, Robert T. Haws, Esq., with
preamble reeiting Mr. Maws’ official services and private
worth, and resolutions : First, That the Common Council
attend his funeral with staves of office ; that the members
wear the usual badge of mourning for thirty days ; that
th® Chamber of the Board and Comptroller’s Office b®
draped in mourning ; that the public offices be closed and
flags en public buildings displayed at half-mast on the day
©f tlie fun«ral; Second, That a Special Committee of
three from each Board make the necessaiy arrangements '
for attending the funeral of deceased ; Third, That the
preamble and resolutions be engrossed and framed and
transmitted to the f amily of deceased ; and, Fourth That, <
as a further mark of respect, the Board do now adjourn.
By Board of aldermen, preamble and resolutions adopt- ’
ed, and Aidermen Reed, Mitchell and Hall appointed the
Special Committee ®n tlie part of said Board.
Which were concurred in. j
The President named as such Special Committee on the
part of the Board of Councilmen, Councilmen McConnell 1
Gross and Repper.
Board of Supervisors.—March 25,1863. •The Board met
pursuant to the following call, viz. : ]
Board of Supervisors, Office No. 7, City Hall, i
New York, March 24,1863. j ’
Mr. J. B. Young, Clerk of Board of Supervisors : (
The undersigDed, members of the Board of Supervisors ,
request you to call a special meeting of the Board to-moi> '
row, the 25th day of March, at ten o’clock, A. M., for the 4
purpose of taking such action as may be deemed appropri- '
ate relative to the sudden death of Hon. Robert T. Haws 1
late Comptroller of the. City and County of New York ’ J
(Signed.) Elijah F. Purdy, Wm. C. Conner, Wm R *
Stewart, Orison Klunt, Aug. Wkismann, Wm. m. Tweed’
Walter Roche, John R. Briggs. ’ '
Present—Supervisors Roche, Weismann, Conner. Bri"ir« s
Davis, Ely, Purdy, Blunt and Tweed—9. ’
In the absence of the President, Supervisor Roche moved f
that Supervisor Tweed take the chair. Which was carried <
Supervisor Purdy moved that the reading of the minutes 1
of the last meeting be dispensed with. Which was carried i
Supervisor Purdy ttjen offered the following preamble
and resolution, viz. : ]
Whereas, Public announcement has been made of th« <
sudden death of the Hon. Robert T. Haws, late Comptroller 1
of the City and County of New York ; and ]
Whereas, An event so unexpected, sudden and solemn
and afflicting to the people ot our country is well calcu- i
lated to cast a gloom over our citizens and awaken feel
ings of the most melancholy character, and
Whereas, It is due alike to the purity of his private i
worth, his unbending integrity, his kind and gentlemanly
deportment towards the members of this Board as well as i
to all classes of our chizens, and also to the exalted public -i
stations lie has held, the duties of which lie has faithfully J
discharged, that some expression of opinion of this Board
should be publicly made ; therefore
Resolved, That this Board, in common with thenublic J
deeply sympathise with the family aud relatives of the J
deceased in this suddea bereavement and loss of one so
near and dear to their hearts, and that in all the relations
of life, whether as the custodian of the public 'nuds and
their agent in disbursement, as a legislator, or as a private
citizen, he well earned the reputation of an honest man,
and thereby endeared himself to his fellow citizens.
In the sudden demise of Robert T, Haws, death has
placed his seal upon a shining mark, and has removed
from the scene of active usefulness, not only a useful but
a noble example of what industry, perseverance and a
just regard to the public welfare may achieve.
Resolved, That this Board will attend the funeral of the
deceased in a body,
Resolved, That a copy of this preamble and resolutions,
, signed by the members and suitably Engrossed, be trans
mitted to the family of the decased.
Resolved, That out of respect to the memory of our late
lamented friend, this Board do now adjourn.
Which was adopted.
On motion of Supervisor Purdy, the Board, then ad
journed. Jos. B. Young, Clerk.
The Death or Mil- Haws.—Republican Central Com
mittee of the City and County of New York.—Ata
Special Meeting, held Tuesday evening, March 24, 1863,
the President, Mr. Darling, announced tlie death of Hon.
Robert T. Haws, whereupon the following preamble and
resolutions, presented by E. Delafield Smith, were unani
mously adopted :
Whereas, At the call of our President, we have assem
bled, as the representatives of the Republicans ot the
City of New York, to offer a tribute of respect and affec
tion to the memory of Robert T. Haws ; there fore
Resolved, That net in the terms of a cold formality,
but in the sorrowing language of the heart, we desire to
testify our sense of the purity and nobility which charac
terized him whose untimely death has just been an
nounced. We would not mourn him as partizans, for his
fidelity to principle was so softened by the amenities of
his nature as to make the entire community mourners at
his bier. Yet as loyal Americans we cannot but grieve
that a citizen so useful and a patriot so true could not
have been spared in this day of national gloom. When
such men are taken, the dependence of our country upon
the God of our fathers is brought upon us with new em
Kcsolved, That in all his relations, both public and pri
vate, as a man and a public .officer, Robert T. Hawi had
few peers and no superior. As a member of the Board of
Health, during the ravages of the cholera of 1849 and’so,
he developed a tenderness and fidelity, a courage and
humanity which must ever endear his name to the sick
and suffering; while the commanding ability and the
unswerving integrity demonstrated by him during a long
term as Comptroller of our city finances placed him in
the front rank of otlr public men. And while we grieve
over his death as that of a friend and associate, we sor
row over the loss sustained by the country in the death
of one so eminently qualified lor exalted public - Station.
Resolved, That as a testimonial of the sentiments with
which this Committee have received the sad tidings of
the death of Mr. HaWs, the members will attend his fune
ral, and will cherish with undying fidelity, and as a price
less heritage. his noble example of mtfniiness and truth.
“ Tears fell when he was dying
From eyes unused to weep ;
And loug where he is lying
Shall tears the cola tarf steep.”
Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions, properly
authenticated, be transmitted to the family of the de
eeased, and be published in me public newspapers.
, WILLIAM A. DARLING, President.
[ A. M. Pai.ukh, > Secr „ Urje .
John J. Shaw, $ oe «'*eiariea.
’ New York, March 24,1863.—At a meeting of the late at
? laches ®f the Department of Finance, held at the Astor
House, this day, the following preamble and resolutions
> were adopted:
Whereas, Hie wisdom of a Divine Providence has sud
denly called from among us the Hon. Robert T. Haws •
and whereas, for the past lour years we have held posi
tions under his administration of the Finance Department
I of the city of hew York, where we have had the opportu
nity of becoming fully and intimately acquainted with
his virtues and abilities ; we, therefore, feel it our surravv
lul privilege and duty to place on record our testimony as
to his kindness and courtesy in all our relations with him.
Resolved, That in heartfelt sorrow we receive the intel
ligence of the decease of Robert T. Haws, late Comptrol
ler oi this city, who has been taken from our midst in the
. lull vigor of his intellect and usefulness.
Resolved, That while we bow with humble submteion
- to the decree ot a Divine Providence, we deeply deplore
the loss of a dearly beloved friend, and we have the mel
ancholy satis!action of recording our testimony to his no
ble character, high-toned honor, warm and generous
heart, and many endearing social qualites.
Resolved, That we sincerely cendole with his numerous
1 relatives and friends in the irreparable loss ot such a man
as Robert T. Haws, whom to know was to honor and es
c teem.
I Resolved, That in respect to his memory as a pure and
upright public officer, with whom we .have been asso-
J ciatcd lor the past four years’ we will attend his funoral
, in a body.
Resoh cd. That a copy of these resolutions, properly en
grossed and attested by the officers of this meeting, be pra
se med to t lie family of the deceased. •
r The meeting then, in compliance with an invitation
from the officers ot the Finance Department, ad journed
. and proceeded in a body to the Comptroller’s office, and
formed a joint meeting, at which the following rcsolu
s tions were adopted :
Resolved, That we heartily concur in the preamble and
resolutions passed bv the i ormer attaches of the Finance
♦ Department, underlie late Robert T. Haws, at a meeting
j held at the Astor House tills day. ’ \ °
Resolved, That in consideration of the many virtues and
i eminent ability ol the lamented deceased, and concurring
> in the numerous expressions of public regard and esteem
loi him, we will meet at the Westchester House corner of
.. Bowery and Broome sts., at 2 o’clock P. M., for the dim
pose oi attending the funeral of the deceased.
James KELLY, Chairman.
i William Allen, ) ~
C. W. Lawrence, J Secretaries.
At a meeting of the Commissioners of Taxes and Assess
ing nts, Deputies, Assessors and Clerks, held at their Office
. No. 32 Chambers st., on Tuesday, the 24th of March, for the
■ purpose m paying the last tribute ol respect to the inemorv
. ol llic uk kOBEKT T. haws, late Somptroll ”o”°ho
Lity.oi New fork, Amor J. Williamson was called to tlie
Chair, and ft illiam 1. I owers appointed Secretary. .The
meeting being organized, the Chairman made some brief
ahd appropriate remarks on the character and virtues of
• the deceased. On motion of Casper U. Childs, the follow
ing resolutions were unanimously adopted :
Whereas, It has pleased the Great Disposer of evefats to
remove irom the scenes of earthly usefulness, the Hon
Robert T. Haws, late Comptroller, who had endeared him'
sell to his fellow-citizens by ills worth of character, ktnd
ijess ot heart, and firmness ■•i purpose; whose conduct
v bother m the pursuit of business, in the private waUs of.
hie, or in stations oi official responsibility, was distin
guished by the strictest integrity and aminated by the
most devoted and enlightened zeal in everytaing condu
cive to the public welfare. 6
Resolved, That we, toe Commissioners, Deputies Asspr
sors and Clerks attached to tins office, deplore with sin
cere and heartielt sorrow, the loss of an estimable citizen
and a kind friend, wnose actions, ever candid and onen
wi re me reflection ot honorable motives and singleness of
purpose ; wnose firmness was tempered with gentleness
ana good w ill to all, and whose career as Comptroller of
our city, has marked him as a compeer of tin* worthiest
who have adorned that position.
Resolved, That as a token of respect and esteem for the
memory oi the deceased, a copy of these resolutions be
tendered to the family signed by the officers of this meet
ing, and that we attend the funeral in a body.
On motion of Josiah W. Brown, Esq., the proceeding
were ordered to be published. proceedings
... AMOR J. WILLIAMSON, Chairman.
W illiam P. Powers, Secretary.
At a Special Meeting of the Tenth Ward Republican
Executive Committee, Held on Tuesday Evening 24th
at Headquarters, the 1 olio wing resolutions were tuiani- I
mousiy adopted : «“«****
W hereas, It has pleased Divine Providence to remove
from our midst the Hou. ROBERT T. HAWS, who bv his
long residence in our Ward and active participation ii! our
welfare, had become endeared to all. Therefore be it
Resolved, That in commln with our fellow citizens and
in behalf of the Tenth Ward Republican Association we
desire to express our estimation of his eminent public ser
vices and private worth. 1
Hesblved, That a copy of the foregoing be presented to
the lanilly ut tlie deceased, and published in the daily pa-
Kesolved, That we attend the funeral ef the diwwil
&u^!^% r^i e oTA
George Gambs, i oecretai ics.
Betside these were commendatory notices in all
the papers, -without a single exception.
His funeral took place on the 25th instant from
his residence, No. 95 Allen street, ah the arrange
ments being made with reference to his own un
ostentatious habits. The coffin was of rose-wood,
and had a simple plate with the inscription,
Bobebt T. Haws :
Born February 28, 1810.
Died March 22,1863.
His pall-bearers were,
Edwin D. Mobgan, Thublow Weed,
Denning Dukb, Moses H. Gbinkbel,
Wm. M. Evabts, Joseph Hoxie,
Exjmah F. Pubdt, Jambs Kelly,
A. V. Stout.
The body, borne on the shoulders of four atten
dants, and surrounded by the pall bearers, pre
ceded the procession from the house to the
church—going down Allen street to Grand,
through Grand to the Bowery, up Bowery to
Broome, through Broome, to St. Stephens, at
the corner of Christie. It is not too much to
say that had Mr. Haws died while in office, the
authorities of the city could not have shown more
real respect. Although the day was unpleasant,
every department and every commission of the
City Government was represented—the Mayor,
the Aidermen and Cdtancilmen, the present Comp
troller, and other heads of Department, being
present. Beside these, were many of the old and
substantial men of tlie city, filling the entire body
of the house with an audience which but few
events could call together. The usual Episcopal
service was given by the Bev. Dr. Price, who took
the occasion to make a few remarks relative to
the deceased. By his permission they are given
below, and will be read with interest, as coming
from a true-hearted pastor, who had known Mr.
Haws from childhood, and had watched his ripen
ing years with a parental interest. '
After speaking of the mystery of death and ,
the many and beautiful metaphors in the Scrip
tures expressing the fragile character of life, Dr.
Price said: ,
Seldom have I, my brethren, been more cm- 1
phatically impressed with these almost common
place truths, than in the death of him on whose j
I account we are here assembled in God’s name
and presence. It is not that we have not had
I deaths in this congregation even more sudden,
for he lingered from Thursday to Sunday noon ;
bnt Mr. Haws had filled so large a space in the
' public mind; his personal appearance was so far
removed from that decay we expect to precede
death, and the public judgment, generally mer
ciless, was disposed to sit so gently on his cha
racter; his mind was so well balanced and his
heart so large, that the shock was felt in every
fibre of the body politic. Mr. Haws had not his
superior in the confidence in his truth and hon
esty with which he inspired the great body of our
citizens. The name of Robert T. Haws was only
another name for integrity, truthfulness and de
votion to duty. My acquaintance with public
men is, of course, limited, but I have never
known one so strong in the ability to secure the
respect of both political friends and opponents.
This was evidenced in the last election for Comp
troller, when he did not fail to combine the votes
of his own and at the same win a large vote from
the opposite party. I beg leave to correct a ru
mor that Mr.fiaws’ death was somehow connected
with his failure of re-election. There is no truth
whatever in this conjecture. He was rather
glad to be released from the cares, anxieties and
trials of an office in which he won golden opin
ions from all sorts of men before the killing frost
of an ever-changing public sentiment should
come and nip his root. He died with all his
blushing honors thick upon him. His very de
feat was the triumph of virtue, for the political
opponent is yet to be found whose vote had any
reference to the personal character of Mr. Haws.
There are qualities that command common re
spect and common affection. They lay strong
hold on on, humanity, and these Mr. Haws pos
sessed in an eminent degree. You know how
largely he shared the respect of all our citizens,
and I am Happy to bear my testimony that his
private and domestic life fully sustained the pub
lic confidence. Private virtues were not lost in
the blaze of public popularity. There, where he
was best known, he was most beloved at home.
He was wise in counsel, true and firm in friend
ship ; courtly in manners; tender in love ; free
and liberal in advice and money. I should per
haps violate his confidence often reposed in me
should I give the details of his charities, for lie
never sought notoriety; but I will say that I
have had the best opportunity of judging, and' I
declare him a most charitable man.
Mr. Haws never married, but his heart was
wedded first to his own relations and then to al
who deserved his influence or means. There are
i many in both these classes who will most sin
cerely and pungently mourn his death. Is it not
remarkable that, with all his hold on the public
' and private heart, in this nation of talkers ho
■ was a man of few words. Mr. Haws was no
speech-maker, nor retailer of gossip or small
1 talk. The truth is, he was a very diffident man,
i and rested wholly on his acts for his reputation.
He had the fixedness of a Knickerbocker. No
up-town palace could entice him from the old
J family mansion; no eeelesiological beauties or
entrancing melody of sweet sounds could win
1 him from the old family pew where his parents
' worshipped before him. He was a regular at
tendant of public worship, not only on Sunday but
' on the principal festivals and fasts of the church.
, His attachment to the church w»i intelligent,
i strong and practical; he loved the church too
well, to wrangle in tier defense. His demeanor
i when in church was remarkable for its propriety
and devotion. Rost in peace, beloved brother.
1 As soon as I heard of his illness I was in his
house. I found him in an unconscious state. I
offered the commendatory prayer for one at the
point of departure, blessed him in the name of
1 God and his church, and so committed him into
I the hands of his faithful Creator and Most Merci
ful Saviour. In the name of this whole congre
l gatiou we tender to all the relatives and friends
. of the deceased our most sincere condolence.
: May God sustain and bless your severe affliction.
, May his virtues be inscribed upon your memory
: and transferred to your own character. As one
and another of the links that have bound to
r gether a large family are broken, may those re
maining gather fresh strength to cling together
and to their God. You may soon—how soon
God alone knows—be called to join him whose
death you mourn. It becomes you, theaefore,
to live more entirely for duty, for God and for
' heaven. Nothing less than a whole life, breth
ren, can be a satisfactory preparation for death.
This preparation is the healthy and manly dis
charge of duty to God, to our neighbor and to
our own souls. It is solemn duty that must pre
pare us for our departure from probation to
judgment. Duty, duty not spasmodic and sen
sational, but constant, habitual. Everywhere
and at all times prepare for death by a sober,
righteous and godly fife.”
Then the preacher condensed into the small
est compass the several items of a good life,
comprehended under faith toward God, justice
and mercy toward men, self-examination, self
denial and self-probation toward ourselves.
From the London Times, March 11.
Yesterday, the marriage ceremony in which the
English nation feels so deep an interest was per
formed with fitting pomp and solemnity at Windsor.
The fair Princess, who landed on Saturday morning
a stranger to the people, their habits and modes of
thought, is now a member of our State, the partner
for life of the heir apparent to the throne, and, if the
favorable omens under which that union was con
tracted be verified in the event, is destined to play a
not unimportant part in the history of the Royal
House of England. For the last quarter of a centu
ry we have been so favored, as compared with other
nations, in the rule under which it is our
privilege to dwell, that we have well-nigh forgotten
that there can be such things as injudicious or even
indifferent niters. Lecturers and historians, indeed, <
dwell on the events of the civil war, and of
period before the Reform bill, as conveying tessong
both to Kings and subjects; but in practice we have
fallen into the habit of thinking that what is now will
always be. Yet it needs but a slight retrospective
glance to discern the magnitude ef the influences
for good or evil which can be exercised by a angle
well or ill-assorted union. The example ef a sov»
ereign nearly related to the the present monarch was
as pernicious in its effects as the mild and pure in
fluences of her sway have proved beneficial. lienee
the instinctive interest which the nation felt in the
nuptials just solemnized, and Its readiness to share
in what was willingly accepted as a marriage
of affection. From the moment of its first Fpro
mulgation the proposed alliance with Denmark
was decidedly popular, and the feeling in its favor
was gaining day by day, till the culminating point
was reached at sight of the fair face which has left
home and kindred to become the adopted daughter of
England. Among the Orders of Danish knighthood
there is one the ranks of which are open equally to
male and female knights, and its name seems singu
larly applicable to the event which has taken plaee.
Let us hope that in the happiness the Prince and
Princess of Wales may mutually derive, the advan
tages they will each obtain from the counsels and
sympathy of the other, above all, in the results of
their marriage, as these will affect the nation at large,
the English people may feel justified in applying to
their union the title of the third Danish Order—’ 1 Lff
Parfaite Alliance,”
From an early hour the town of Windsor was astkV
At 11)6 o’clock precisely seven of the Royal carriages,
with an escort of Horse Guards, left the Castle and
proceeded in the direction of St. George’s Chapel.
At 11% o’clock expectation was further gratified by
the issuing forth of another cortege, composed ef
members of the Royal family and the Queen’s House
It is needless to add that at sight of the Princess
Alexandra, enthusiasm, which had been intense, was
redoubled. Her Royal Highness had not the sama
flush of excitement on her features which was visible
on the occasion of her public entry, but she looked, if
nossiole, more charming and winsome than on that
occasion, though exhibiting faint traces of agnatioa
in her demeanor.
' ST. geop.ge’s chapel.
Simple, lofty and cold, it is difficult to light up the
nave of St. George’s. But the difficulty was overcome
• yesterday by hues and colors so rich and bright that
j from the floor half-way up tho fluted pillars the effect
was like that produced by a piece of gorgeous tapes
try, or bv a grand oriental carpeting hung on the
walls. The nave served as the channel and embank
ment of the stream which swept from the outer hall
1 to the Chapel laden with, all the pageantry of the
great spectacle, and, returning thence, rolled b iek
i its tide once mere, bearing the Prince and his bride
i on the swelling crest of all its pomp.
The door of the western entrance, which opens
, into the upper part of the nave, near the chape], was
not opened till some time after 10 o’clock. The
porch and arched passage way leading to it were
1 nearly filled soon alter 9 o’clock. Carriage after ear
’ riage set down its occupants evary few minutes, and
at last the crowd extended outside and overlapped.
4he narrow entrance. Considering there were so
many fair ladies in steel armour, the sterner sex did
I not fare so hardly as usual, and the crowd, if impa
tient or rather anxious, was decorous. The doers,
’ which were visible above the heads of the crowd,
, now and then opened, and let a streak of light
gleam through, and suspicions arose that some fa-
' voritism might influence the janitors, but the
opening was too small to admit the best managed
crinolines or even ordinary mankind to the coveted
i world beyond. At length the preparations inside
were completed, and the assemblage filtered througn
into the Nave, where the gentlemen of the Lord
Chamberlain’s department and their, assistants re
ceived them, and distributed the happy atoms along
the scarlet benches. The front rows were reserve'!,
the second were speedily filled, and as drift upon
drift of those favored with trekets came fluttering
from the doorways, each succeeeingrow higher and
further back was occupied. When the door was
finally closed at 11 o’clock there was no more rooua
In the archway leading into the nave a heavy
drapery of purple silk, patterned with gold, screened
the interior of the temporary hall, where the guests
of the Queen were received, and Her Majesty’s great
officers and royal household assembled to form in
order of procession. Through rifts and openings
now and then in the veil couid be seen clouds of
drapery and waving plumes, and glimpses could b®
caught of the apartments where the wedding party
rested for awhile before the principal procession was
formed. On the pavement a red and black carpet,
with a broad cream-colored border, embroidered with
the Prince’s cipher and crest in alternate compart
ments on one side, and with the Princess’s on th©
other, was laid from the entrance to the steps lead
ing into the Chapel. Tlie seven lofty columns which
divide the aisles from the body broke the monotonous
linesof seats covered with scarlet and yellow-fringed
cloth, which rose tier above tier from the narrowed
fronts between the columns high up the walls beyond.
It would be vain to attempt to describe all of inci
dent which took place before the nave became the
scene of more interesting proceedings, short as the
time was. On a sudden—far remote indeed— are
heard from the world beyond the walls, the dulled
bars of “God Save the Queen,” and as they are yet
sounding nearer and nearer, the purple curtain is
drawn back, and there enters the nave the procession
oQhe royal guests. Next is that of the royal family
and Queen’s household ; third is that of the bride
groom, and last of all, that of the bride.
tt- .Supported by his brother-in-law,
His Royal Highness the Crown Prince of Prussia, K. G.,
and by his uncle.
His Royal Highness the reigning Duke of Saxe-Coburr
and Gotha, K. G.,
_ . . Followed by
The Equernes of His Royal Highness the Bridegroom,
Ihe Gentlemen in attendance upon His Royal Highnestf
the Urown Prince of Prussia,
Grcom in Waiting to the Queen, in attendance on Hifl
Royal Highness,
The Gentlemen in attendance upon His Royal Highneil
the reigning Duke of Sax'e-Coburg and Gotha,
The Baron von VVangenlieim,
Theißaron Gruben,
M. de Schleintz,
Equerry to the Queen in attendance on His Royal Hlith
ness the reigning Duke of Saze-Coburg and Gotha/
Colonel the Hon- Dudley C. F. de Ros.
His Royal Highness, whose mantle of the Garter
concealed his uniform so far that only the gold
striped over-all and spurs can be seen to give an indi
cation that he wears his uniform below, bears himself
as one who has a light heart and princely dignity.
It was 12% o’clock when the drums andtrumpete
again sounded, and the curtain, rising for the fourth
time, gave admission to the procession of the Bride.
Herald. Herald.
Master of the Ceremonies.
Lieutenant-General the Hon. Sir Edward Oust, K. C, Ub
The Members of the Danish Legation,
Mr. C. A. Gosch.
Captain de Falbe.
The Danish Minister,
M- Torben de Rille,
The Vioe-Chsmberiain The Lord Chamberlate
of the O f the
Queen’s Household, Queen’s Household,
The A iscount Oastlerosse. Ths Viscount Sydney
Supported by her father, His Royal Highness Prineo
Christian of Denmark,
And by His Royal Highness the Duke of
Cambridge. K. G.
Borne by eight unmarried daughters of Dukes, Mav
qnises and Earls :
The Lady Victoria Scott, The Lady Diana Beauelerk.
The Lady Elma Bruce, The Lady Victoria Howard.
The Lady Emily Villiers, The Lady Agneta Yorke,
The Lady FeodoreWellesley, The Lady Eleanor Hare.
Ladies and Gentlemen in attendance upon Her Roya
Highness the Bride:
Gen. d’Oxholm,
Chamberlain te His Majesty the King of Denmark.
Mme. d’Oxholm,
Grand Maitresse of the Court of His Majesty the King of
The Countess Reventlow,
Equerry to the Queen in attendance upon her Royal High
ness. the Bride.
Lieut.-Gen. Hon. Charles Grey,
Adjutant to his Royal Highness Prince Christian ol
Capt. Castenschjfild,
Gentleman of the King’s Bedchamber.
Groom in Waiting to the Queen in attendance on his Roy
al Highness the Prince Christian of Denmark.
Lieut.-Col. W. H. F. Cavendish.
Equerries to his Royal Highness the D-ike of Cambridge-
Col. Charles Tyrwhitt,
Lieut.-Col. Henry Clifton.
So far of what happened in the Nave.
No matter how great the ceremony or how import
ant the pageant, the first visitor is sure to tread on
the skirts of the last carpenter or decorator, and there
was no exception to this general rule even in the
marriage of our Prince of Wates. The little work
of picking up shreds and patches, and giving the
finishing touch to everything is necessarily deferred
to the last, for it Is only at the very last that it
can be don® at all. As it always has been, so was
it now at Windsor, and the ushers were busy dis
tributing the programmes on each seat, the vergers
arranging the communion plate on the altar, and
even painters were giving a hurried dab with
a brushful of paint to some raw unplaned timber in
the galleries which had been forgotten, when 10
©’clock came, the hour at which visitors were to be

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