Newspaper of The New York Herald, 30 Haziran 1860, Page 5

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated 30 Haziran 1860 Page 5
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THE CENTRAL PARK UVE8TI6AT10H. HIVEHTH DAY'S PROCEEDINGS. I ^OTIMONT or 10B8H8. lOUL, nOKil voao, PS*- H*Y8, JOHM B. HIUHS8, ?. A. P0WMAN, I Cl'HK, JAMB8 AMNI AMD MIMAS **LLAT? I .1 NTlNOd AMS UkOWUMOd Oi' TUJI BOM UXAM, V re., *tc. [. be members of the oemmittee were late fa making * beir appearance on Tuesday morning, and the investigation did net commence until about eleven o'clock. Before they were called to order there were a number of remark! about the editorial in the Huuld on the instigation Mr. Hogg accusing the Commissioners of writing the article; another person stated that the H? sin was em ployed to do the dirty work, kc?these gentlemen evident b feeling very much grieved that the Haanj) did not tak< ap their grievances and attack the Commissioners foi them out in the cold. George Berreli, being sworn, said that he was by pro Lgsioo a landscape gardener; a native of Scotland; bac tSMen engaged in that boaineas uearly twenty years; laid Jbot portion of Greenwood after tho original survey wai made, was recommended to tho Central Park Commission srsgby the Comptroller of Greenwood, Mr. Perry; attend Sd personally the measuring of the sand on the dock; hav< measured a great deal of sand and had always been oorrect i watched closely everything oonnocted with the sand; an I jmI now engaged on the Park; left because I could do bet 'tor; knew Mr. Warner and believed that he wae not to w relied upon; knew of no sand being wasted by falling o( rem the dock as atated by Mr. Warner; no aand had beei wasted that could possibly hare been saved; did not bo Mere that the general management of the Fare can be la proved. Cross-examined?Mr. Hogg read a bill of aand and >"* JSked the witness if he could account for the apparcn discrepancy in the loads and amoont of aand delivered 'Witness said that the discrepancy no doubt arose froo the (bet that a portion of the sand waa earted after U? bill wse presented and will be found on otber bills; bear* Mr. Warner say that aand waa being wanted, but be could never discover it; usual price of aand Is from forty Ave U fty cents per cubic yard; at the time referred to it wai the custom of the Park to pay fifty cents a cubic yard ant onload It themselves; never had any wtereaU.wtlh an) person in hauling the aand; there might have been a fer shovels full lost on each cargo; aand had been taken awa] without his consent; never made any arrangements to ex change aand; It waa taken by Mr. Warner'a teams twelve loads were taken before he discovert* It; as soon as he found It out orderec ft to be stopped; the party taking another load had him arrested; Mr. Warner canoe and made a great fUa about it, and be thought he would die, and out of com miteration be let htm off; did at ooe time borrow tii loads of Mr. Warner, but repaid It: Mr. Warner pretended that he waa loaning the aand that ha waa taking. Thomas Hogg, brother of the ex-Commissioner, belnf worn, aaid ha resided in New York, waa a nurseryman by profession; Investigated the soil of a portion of the Pare to ascertain whether it was suitable for trees; found H unfit for trees; consider that the primary cause of Um death of the trees planted In it; have been employed ot the Park and purchased the trees and plants, and saw where they ceuld be found; looked upon the plan of plant kng the trees in the Park as being objectionable; from i long experience would oonsider the mode of plantlni wrong; consider moet of the men engaged in that business rwactWai; am now engaged a portion of the time on Mm -.fa receive five dollars a day for all time actually em formerly received fire dollars per day for ail th< whether at work or not. waa here asked by the sx-Commissioner Hogg if hli Alary had been changed on account of his (Mr-Hogg's] ' opposition to the management of the Park, to which Up witness commenced relating a private oonVfeaatlon thai Lbe had with Mr. Gray on the subject, In which the 1st lei referred to that subject, but tbe testimony was objected to, for the reason that It was not official) saw an invoice af the trees brought from Europe this sprimr; mm of the rees was charged fire guineas; the tree was about five -t fret; bought three of the same kind, but smaller, In thia country, for fire dollars. Cross-examined?Have Invariably eodeavored to purchase tbe trees tor the Park at the lowest terms and for the beet interest of tbe public and the Park. (Mr. Green here tbe witness the printed ins tractions issued by Mr- Oimeteed in regard to the planting of treee.) Witness said that be saw these instructions; they were not sent to him when be first commenced working on tbe Park; It was not a part of his duty to plant tress. The following is a Copy of tbe iaatroclioaa Imzxcccom to All Emmgcd or Movua ox Plaxidki TmatB on arnicas. In taking up trees or shrubs for final planting on the Park, every fibre of the root ahoold, If possible, be pre aerved. The tree or shrub should be lifted directly upwards, by a bold as near aa practicable to the roots, and not drawn out bv a sidewava null. No more ireea or shrub* of ordinary size should bt tshan up st any place, or st any time, than there an means of carry tag towards the ptao* where they are to b? planted, within fire minutes after they are taken out of the ground. Otherwise they must be "heeled in" as fact so they are taken up. If they are to bo oar rted far, the root* most be covered with damp straw or weeds or earth, in the eart. No trees must be al lowed, to stand, after they have been taken from tlx cert, more than Ave minutes without being heeled in or having their roots in some meaner oompieteiy covered end protected from sun and wind eud front. In planting trees or shrubs, each planter should be provided with a sharp knife, with which, on taking the trot to his hand, be should cut clean any bruised or broken part of the roots. No other cutting or pruning la to be done at the time of planting. No tree or shrub is to be planted in a hole or pit whidi Is lees than twice the diameter of the body of root*. No shrub is to be planted in ground which has not been | dug or loosened to a depth of at least two foot within a L circle at least sis feet sorrow (unless where rooks or otbei * trees or shrubs to be sarod interfere). No tree is to be planted in ground which has not bene dug ton depth of at least two feet within e circle of el least twenty rest scrum, uuleee rocks, or other trees to Ix saved, interfere. The roots must be opened end spread out with the On gers upon e bed of oarefhlly worked, dee mould, rtua mould must then be worked and preened in among tlx roots near the trunk with the Ougers, until there are im cavities Ml to be Ailed. The filling of aavtUee mast noi be at all loft te be done by pouring water on, except wilt) verv larve trees and In dilHcult rases. The longer roots must be covered with One worked mould carefully lifted over them. No manure is to bt placed la contact with the roots. The tree or Shrub it not to be shaken or moved up and down In order to settk the earth about the roots This most be done with the Qn gera. No henry treading Is to be siren the roots alter ihrj are eorered. it the tree or shrub Is not likely to stand ftrm ly through the winter, a mound of earth may be drawi np around the trunk uf sufficient height and breadth U ballast It. (This it to be levelled in the spring. > No tree or shrub should be planted deeper than it hai Krloosly stood, unless there are special reasons for It cellar, or Junction of the bark of the trunk with th< | mors tender bark of Urn root, should be as little as poislbh i below the general surfhee of the adjoining ground. Those who are charged with lbs planting of a tree <x I shrub will be held responsible (or the conduct of I ho* who assist them, and are directed to refhea to go on wtti the work If they cannot secure implicit obedience to then directions, and what they think to be sufficient care am pains taking on the pnrt of every one. They will not al low any man to work with them who la carelssa or Chun y In his treatment of root*. No tree or shrub la to be pleated under any cireum n y-- stancea except in the best manner. Work Industriously P I but de not try to plant rmptdly. Better one shrub an horn 1 (dented in the beet manner, than any planted only pretlj I well. TKKD. LAW OURUD, ArcMWM ta-Chtat | Tllnim ml 11Tnl |-1 hr <1 in " - r ~i| lalal li mi fci ini ' >tTTnH iht ? * " ?* " ? '? *? the order ?? shown him eoMMder the per oealage a rtrelht sf the treea to the Park |wlir Ihen usual; do at* oooelder Mr. Pollard the aaeieUat foreman, competoot the TMotottoo chant log the eatery of Mr. Hogg wee offeree by Mr. Oreea.aod I aa follows;? Received, That any perron appointed by the aeeeetetloi In chief, under the reeoletiee naeeiit May Id, ISM, to ae leet treea for the Pork, be paid for each time only aa hi I IB actually engaged in the pei for manor of hie duties. PbUlip Keys, bring duly rwont, aaid that he hai been a reatdant of Saw York aeren years; has boat to the employ of the Central Part CommieelOffdFt ten them on the 7th of December teat; was at tbn , l time auei-mded; area foreman orer some of the bridge ?ear Butty fourth atreet; his busteeee was tu re forenee to the roundalteaa; bridge ta bed been bull I by htm <me year since: had b#r, alBee nnearthed, aa I had auly a tuundattea in ^oMkaned; no piles were drirei down; arches ware Btedr end the concave of the hrtdg arte earned on over that fonndntten; bridge No seven h? been er>i led in about the name manner ita flr* Fmndation has been removed forty feet; believe. ' that If drains had been put down there wont ^ have been no trouble, did not know of an; [ Other bridges that suffered In that war. Croatesamlned?Was not a bridge builder, had heo employed in the Park oolv ee foreman of excavnttoa; ha Bounded Mm foundation of bridge eta te e depth of eigt teea foot, and found It erne etlU quick mod, It wae Impoa Bible to get a good foundation; they had to bsild a ooe care arch, on wLtoh the abuUueole might rent, It wa neoeaanrr to pump out the water to mee the fouodettoe "" did not think ef removing the qu tokened; always obey* ali ord?n. John ft flushes, being sworn, teeUSed thai he had n * elded In New York stgiuysars, has practised landenap gardening, never been'tfepluyed on the Park learned hi profession In England, and eenstdrred himself aa expert muM tell what a public park, private iwrk or a roya f park i#. rf id m>l roo?t1i*r the eatraaooo to I lie Park we arranged for the accommodation of the public, should b a carriage way at Sixth arena*. the driroe on the Par ware twice aa wide aa needed. the work should hav [ been let out by contract In sections to the highest btddei objected to the general pUn or the Park hare aeon ait th parka in I/union aad IMbltn. lite Central park looka tth atterma Park In l/mdoo, for the reason that I Ihaa the appearance of being ami?trnrtod by a laaxper fenced landscape pardoner, It duas not prt aeat evidence of experienced arorkmanahip; eat atder it impossible to make graceful earn la ao wide marti as Uiey are in Hie Park, the bridgm wet overdone, sod the Mmtrurtlon of at leaat two of Ibex faulty; the outer arch had broa lay mint) constructs In N.. 2 and in Ko 4 the >.mt of the stone wax not w* made, cotieWter the circle Improperly made; many of Ui tbtnga la the Hiuahie were wrens; many portions of U Park appeared or though It had been done by nnvtcsc aa not by evnert* like Til m *cli did aot like tli'oae*. would break some perano'a aeck some day; the groan where the playground had been kicated wo? not dr enough tor that purpose. oons.Jer thai the bridle roa made more bridfea Ihaa aeoeaaarv, the brt<lgen spoil* the architecture! Titos of the Park?there was too mm asnaryt had studied la Mr. Daatel*' offl e throe rear did not consider that the designing of the Park had hot ' dnoe by exports. (The witness woot no to glva bi? opti loa of Mm details of lbo Park.) Otdn t like the Iftt brook to the Hem Me, was not big oaeurh, ?ad ta th same way nhwetr to all the arrangeinoute dida't salt h feMo la aay maaaor or form, tveryUiag wa? all wtooj r:? y<gw t( be thought Ifthc upper end of Park was tntahed to m-7iTfrTrrjM kwr* Murk la <?4jr Croes examined?Thlrtv m, 0r aM. eanmdered him eif eu experienced er cfutect, end bee' bed experience in landscape gardeoicg could not tell the Use of cot of the London parka; thought the Phonlx Perk, Dublin, contained about two hundred ecree. (The Perk bee over two thousand 'ecree.? Rxr.) Was one of the competitors for plane o' the Park; misted Mr. Daniels in making two r?, and made one for himself; did not get a premium: Danieie received the fourth premium on the plan that he assisted in drawing, the chief point was the central . avenue and the level ground where the Ramble Is; oonaider Mr. Calvert Volks, wbo is in the employ of the Park, 1 an experienced and competent architect; V-eu in the Cen; tral Park three or four times since last January; did not make any close elimination until last Friday; visited the Park then to make a critical scrutiny for the purpose of testifying before the committee; did not examine only . certain things; volunteered his testimony before this committee; do not like the Commissioners; owe them no love 1 for their treatment in the competition for plans; did not consider the work at the Sixth avenue entrance romantic; would make the entrance for foot passengers by the side of the carriage entrances, and station police to prevent accidents; the largest ground that he ever laid out of him1 self contained seventeen acres. The witness left the stand, ; hut wss recalled. Mr. Green asked htm what grounds he had laid out! Witness hesitated some time, but after being prompted by Mr. Daniels, stated that he assisted Mr. Daniels In laying out some ground In New Jersey. Eugene A. Bowman was next called, and being sworn, aid that he resided in Morrissnis and was engaged at landscape gardening and nursery business; had been entnurstal in Ihia hnainhoa nil (tut lift*- Wim A. llaiiVA at KrA11P.A luiiI been engaged on the Central Park, but ia not now: consider the punting, both in groupiug and the manual work, well done: the objection that had been raised before the committee about the planting could not possibly apply only to a few trees around Seventy-fourth street; the planting around the Ramble bad been excellent; know Mr. Hughes, and do not consider him a practical landscape gardener; It is one thing to draw a plan on paper and another to put it In operation; Mr. Daniels had not a good reputation In landscape gardening; has a lack of Information in regard to trees; believed him to be a good architect Crossexamined?Assisted Mr. Olmetead in designing the grouping of tree# on the Park; consider the directions given by Mr. Olmstead to be good; would have made some additions if be had given the orders himself. William Curr, being sworn, said that be had resided In New York for forty-two yoars; was a gardener by profession; not a landscape gardener; waa native of Scotland, Is employed on the Park finishing the ground; do not know anything about the planting of trees. Cross examined?Am a general foreman on the Park; have been employed there two years; the men in his department are closely watched, and attend to their duty well. Mr. Hogg then presented a number of orders for sand, and endeavored to show discrepancies, and called upon Mr. Green to explain. The order waa to deliver one thousand cubic yards of sand at $110 par cubko yard, whilst it would appear that be obtained $1 20 for a portion of it. Mr. Greco read from the minutes of the Board, showing that the bill in which Mr. Hogg found the discrepancy was ordered to be paid by the Board whon Mr. Hogg waa a member, he voting In favor of paying the bill after the treasurer had refused to pay it. Mr. Hogg still insisted that there waa a discrepancy; that the Commissioners, by taking 600 yards at the dock, and paying thirty-ave cents par load for carting, had paid tea oenta more for that number of yards than The contract price. Mb. Green then showed by the receipts on the bill that the cartmen carried more than half of a cubic yard at each load, and ia that way more than made up we dlffcrenoe. Mr. James Atnne being sworn, said that be was engaged on the Park; bad charge of keeping the grass in order; did not consider the trees oo the promenade weU planted; if they had been by experienced men be believed that two-thirds of them would have bean living at present; did not believe the fhult to hare been In the soil. [These trees were, It wJJJ be remembered, planted by contract, and the contractors, and not the Commtsstoofrsasi^fwpw?ft^^ fl?T? nut seen shy trees planted "aw^ttnlA^-Theatres* planted by the Park mdtt on the Promenade thrived well; the trees In and around the Ramble all lived; believed the men engaged In plantiog the trees competent. lgnaz PUlat, being sworn, testified that his occupation was a landscape gardener; have been engaged on the Park lace its commencement; has been engaged in the boatneati of landnoape gardening all hla life; baa teat bat few trves that bo bad taken charge of; be had the supervision or the planting of trees In the Park; the trees on the Promenade were planted by contract; conaidered Mr. Pollard qualified for hla dutlea; he waa reoommended to Mr. Oimatead by Prof. Torrey; keeps oonstant watch over hla men to soe that an aocurate return of time is made. On Uw croea-examinetloa the witaeaa testified that he had laid out a number of gardens In Austria, and a number In the Southern States; never lakt out any park , has had the saperritioa of the planting of all the trees on the Park except the Promenade; there nave not been one hundred dead trees taken up out of those that ha bad the supervision of planting; superintends the pruning, served three 1 years' apprenticeship at gw dec log la Austria. The Investigation for the day then closed, and the com1 mltlee adjourned until next morning, at ten o'clock. > Prof. Renwlek will present this morning a aeries of > charges similar to those previously presented by Mr. : EIGHTH DAY'S PROCEEDINGS. chaboka nUKXKMD by ntorBwom HNMMMh , mony of john k. c crt aix, frederick law olmbtbad and calvert vans?mvttbiuntis op mr. booo about the fresh?communication of thk commi99ionbbb to thb supervisors?estimates for maintainino that portion of tub park al ready finished, etc. The Central Park Investigating Committee met at the Astor House Wednesday, at ten o'clock, Mr. Manson in Uw i chair. The minutes of the preceding meeting being read, the following mmmeatcatlou was presented IPom Prof. wu wics ? No. ? Firm xvwm, New Tom, Jane 28, I860. Owm no ?In the belief Utat tt la your desire, aa 11 seems to be the object of your appointment, to Inquire fully Into the raoaea which hare led to the enormoua expenditures of the Commissioners of the Central Park. I beg leave to communicate a Hat of the namea of yen tie men who are understood to be cognisant of matter* which fall within the sphere of your investigation. These namea have been furnished me in my capacity as chairman of the Executive Committee of the Cltiaena' Association, and although I do not feel that I am called upon to take any active part in bringing evidence bAt you, I should not he Justified in suppressing the uiXOrtnatiou which have been put in my possession. J AS. RKNWICK. To the honorable the Committee of the Senate of New York for investigating the affair* of the Central Park. List of the names of parties said to be cognizant of the operations of the Commissioners of the Central Park, and points on which it is supposed they can testify ? The Hon. F. A. Cook ling?That the Commissioners of the Central I "ark, ou applying for the law of 1869, pledged themselves that the sum of 8300,000 therein granted would suffice to finish the work. & M Hopkins?Hist Hie city has not realised fifty par cent of the coat o' the labor of the workmen Mr. Fielder, contractor of the Bergen tunnel, Jersey City?That is consequence of Incompetency la the engineer's department, soma of Ui? work in the Park has been done three times over, and that he offered to ootnplete nil the work of the Park, with the exception of planting, according to the plan which took the seennd premium (plan ninth), for the sum of one million, offering as bis securities the Hon. J. F. Phoenix sad I). 8. Gregory. J. H. Bos That the tile drainage la a total and eutire fttifsre. Alfred Craven?That the whole of the work npnn the Central Park Is susceptible of being specified in such s manner as to invite proposals for contract, and would have been estimated in advanoo within margins aa dues aa any other work of civil engineering. John k Jerri*?That it la impossible te per Iter a any work of the kind eonnornlenity except by aaMieel. Tboanas C. field, a Cbmmimtooer of the Central Park, is said, aa chairman of n committee, to bare examined into the causes of the extravagant expenditure, and to be in poaassmon of the deposition* at witaeaaea taken before him. William C. Hawkomrarth, it Is said, can prove frequent altera!loos, at great expense, of works of construction after they had been completed. Alan, frauds In pay. rolls. He is afco competent to prove that all the works ot construction might have been specified, estimated and qootraoted tbr. Mr. Munsoo then stated that the committee were desirous of closing the testimony as soon as possible on the change of plan sad taste of thepark, sad wishes witnesses on those points called first. Mr. Hogg stated that be had intended to have Called a umber of persons now employed en Urn Park, but thry refused to testify, having bass threatened with dismissal If tbey did. Mr fiim denied the charge of threats, aad asked the name of the parson that had Man threatened, so that be could ascertain the truth of the sasertlea. Mr. Hogg, muttering, refused to answer. Mr Munson staled the question was s proper one, am] that if Mr (irera instated. It was the duty ?f Mr Hogg to i koawtr The Utter rofoeod to fire the naaaa, and the > oubjoct then dropped. Jvha r, Ourtoia M the trot witneM called and being a owora. mm! he had beta ail weefca la Sew tort; came i: from Columbia county; a net Ire of fegfaad; a pmettoni d gardlnsr, aerood three year*' aprruatK??h|a- hare not been employed on the fart, hot nare applied for a attna? two, toaomerod the roada la the fart toe wide; did not a like the care or the playgrouari a On the eraea eeaatnatloa the witaeae rtaled that ha I: MM here to testify at the reqaeet of Mr. Hogg; he u thought the Part too Urge,and a naale** thing altogether; 11 bare net been ta the Ramble but aaae. *peat about one , hour there, thought It all wrong; bettered the work of the Part done by lacoaipeteat peraaaa; did not know any of Ifcp men. Frederick law Otmatead, the Arrhltoct In Chief, era* the ant witacaa. who. being duly aworn, testified aa f?l low* ?Waa formerly engaged aa Superintendent of the Park; appointed Arcbiteot-m Chief la March, MM, waa reaponalble for (be detaila of work ordered by the Bnard, did not eall htniwlf a landaoape gardener It aerer waa hUprefoaaton; gara la hie work, entitled "Walk* and Ihlka," a description of rarloae parks in Btgland; runted Wthe tret time to aattafy eurtnatty; rutted all the rhleh wer* open in london at the time of nvy rUit there; aaw the Wtndnor and breeowieh part*, examined the rtwenl* park carefully at that ttae, and aiao the garden* aT Carle BruaaeU and other pU ?a, rletted the pub lie gardena or Olaagow, Birmingham, N*p4?w. Rome, *Vi renee aad Vlenaa. aerer waa employed aa a Undaeape gardener, but had a little esperlence la that prnfeaalon by vtelling aw of my friend* who had garden*; It le not unueual to plant houldera in a park, the reek work aad water fell are original design* of mine; we hare no definite plan: the ono we aro working from to almply a ketch, about ona twentieth part of the rend* on the Park are fifty feel wide; t en* feet af road* are now completed of the width of aikty feet do aut prepoao to build any more that width, there are IJl* feet of roada made of the width of fifty two to fifty fire foe*; * 44.1 foot of roada are hutMof the width of forty fire feet; lam eat <*<ted with the taring nut of the lloee of tha made; do ant think that I |, hare allorfd BW foot of them I am milafiod with the grade )BK 1DBBALD, SATUBDAl lines; I am satisfied with the salmanse OB UM lower Ada of the Park: havenotmade the architectural design or tbem; I refer to Um entrances oo Ftflh and Bgbth ave bum; I stated in my setimate that my plana would cost surplus lor extra buildings and contingencies (including transverae roads, $90076), 1811,683; total amount $1,600,000; considerable additions hare been made to my plan by the Commissioners; 1 consider that some of the alterations made by the Commlaalonera were not in accordance with my wishes; think that some of them were necessary; got leave or absence for the purpose of recovering my health", waa absent In Europe eleven weeks; visited during that time Birkenhead Park, Wind Park, Hyde Park, Regent's, Victoria Park, Kew Oardens, Sydenham, Garden of Tuilleries, Phenols Park. Zoological Parks of London and Dublin,parks In Birmingham. England, France and other places; I made sketches and notes of some of them; did not study any of them specially. Q. Have you made any change in your plans on account of your visit to Europe? A. The roads in the upper end are to bo made narrower on account of suggeetioos that he bad made since he returned; would probably plant closer; no park in Europe looked similar to the Central Park; saw but few bridges in auy of the Europium parks; persons superintending those parks stated that they suffered inconvenience oo account of there being uo covered orossways; it was tho custom thero to carry oo the work in the same manner as that in the Central Park; the plan of the Central Park was generally approved by these having charge of the European parks; there might be a few modihcations in the details below Seventy ninth street; have not abandoned the plan above Seventy-ninth street; there is no plan but what is subject to change, if found necessary on the working of the ground; there has been uo material alteration in the plan originally submitted lor the upper end; the report submitted to the Legislature last winter was made from a map, whore the exact estimates are given; ten per cent waa added to cover the contingencies in changing the plan; Ill a original animates for tne fountains ana terrace wero $26,000; about $40,000 have boon expoufol, and It would take $40,000 mora to flnlah It; the dilforcuce aroso from the changing of the plan of llic terrace by the Hoard, the terrace as it now stands li much mora elaborate than the original plan; suggested to the Commissioners that another plan woukTbotter suit the accommodation of the Eublij, if they were willing to appropriate mora money; is suggestion was adopted, original estimate for bridges was $29,000: the additional amount expended arose flrotn an Increase in the number or bridges and the construction of more elaborate structures; the same is the case wherever any discrepancies have taken place in the coet from the original estimates: considered that his original plan could have been carried out lor $1,500,000; did not consider that amount mora economical than the plan at present adopted for the object desired; it will be found the most economical in the end; always held my plan open for changes, if it became neceaaary, on working the ground; in regard to the statement made by llr. Keyes about bridges being torn down, it was false; nothing of the kind hsd been done; did not know of auy bridge being moved forty feet from its original foundations; am responsible for the employment of the engineers and foreman; the engineers and foreman are all examined by Mr. Grant, and appointed on tbe statements made by him from personal examination of the applicant; have a salary of $4,000; time fully occupied; generally night and day; have no business hours; have been consulted in the plans of several parks sinoe I have been employed on the Park; gave plans for but one; gave one man a leave of abeenoo for three days to superintend the grounds of Mr. Jay, in Westchester county. Mr Hogg wanted to know if the witness had written any artlckw for the press since his empieyment In the Park in regard to tbe Part? A. Hare been a writer for the press, more or less, before and since, for several papers, on various subjects, but never told any person that he was tbe author of the articles, as he considered the editors only responsible for them; they were on several diflbrant subjects. Mr. Hogg then asked tbe witness several questions, whether he wrote articles about tbo Park which had appeared in the public preesl or if be had used his iniluence to have articles Inserted? and several other questions of that nature. Tbe questions were objected to and ruled out, as no charge had been made that the Commissioners or their employds, besides constructing the Park, own all the papers. Cross examined?The original plans were all submitted under seal and without the real name of the author of it being known; tbe Commissioners, in their original adoption of the putn and the commencement of the work, reserved to themselves tbe right to change the plan; the plan of the Central Park Is much more comprehensive and better adapted to the wants of tbe public here than any of the European parks; the parks in the old countries have grown up as royal hunting grounds; there never was an instance of a park being oommaooed and pushed forward as tbe Central Pack has been done; the number of visiters to the Park is dally increasing?be never saw as many visiters upoc lbs European paras at daily visit the Central Park: consider it necessary that the entrance for pedestrians should be made separate, and that it was necessary far the protect km of women and children that there should be bridges for them to pus under or over the carriage roads; the managers of tbe Hyde Park stated to him that they suffered from inconveniences of that kind; believed the bridges to bo s desirable teal are; s bridge had been constructed in the TullmWn, at rmris, mi season, ia carry one renin auovc uiu other for the protection of pedestrians; hay* known twenty flre hundred carriages to enter the Perk' In one day; here visited Phoenix Perk; there are over 2,000 acres In I,; (Mr.Hughes, the "expert," leetiied on Tuesday there were 2,000 ecree); am responsible for the workmanship on the Park, end always had it dona the beet that I knew how; had eooatderable experience in planting treea before I waa engaged an the Park; give special attention to the details of the poitoe foroe every day; make a dally journey through the Park. By Mr. Monroe?Do you adhere to the main plan In Its principal features? W tt&dffc?Wo do* Mr. Munroe?Do yon ever change the detail without submitting K to the Commissioners? Witness I do not. Mr. Botch?Do you consider that the work on the Park i ie of such a nature as to be let out by eontractr Witness?No contract can specify the particular work to bo done. Mr. Botch?Has the work, in your opinion, boon done as well by the day's work as by the oontraetf Witness believed that it had been done better. Mr. Chlvert Vane, being sworn, test Med that he war not a landscape gardener; waa by profession an architect; waa employed ou the Park as consulting architect; always follow the directions of the Commissioners, have drawn all the designs of the bridges; the working drawings have iul been made under hie superviaion; wttnees explained folly in regard to ooe of the bridges, that one of Mr. Hogg's witnesses had previously declared unsafe. He considered the bridge well built and safe, need the Inverted arch for the reason ium imro no iiumt cvunv ?iuwui uriyiv bim. the witmts also testified In r*|card to tb? other bridges that had been called la question; looked upon litem all aa safe, and gave his views of the eooitnicttoa of the bridges: The investigation fbr the dag was then closed, and the committee adjourned until half part nine o'clook next morning. m urm won thk ooMwammnm. The Board of Pupervtoors at their eeaaton on Tuesday had a squabble over the appropriation asked for by the Park Ootumlseiaoars for the maintenance of that portion already finished, and la their diseuaeiaa of that question found themselves in a fog, aad asked fbr s statemert from the Commies losers. 'The (uHowlag letter sad statement were Tester day sent them ? Jrvi IS, ISM. To m Row. tws Bat an op Bt issnsass or turn Cm ajcd Cocsrnr or Nsw You*:? The Board of Commlastaaers ef the Central Park, la compliance with section 4 of the act entitled "Aa act Tor the construct too, rsgalatloa, malatecuuios sad govertitneut of the Central Park la the city of Mew York, aad to provide additional means therefor." passed March It, 18S0, transmit to your honorable body the metoasd estimate la writing of the asaoaat of money that will be reI quired fbr the maintenance and government of the Central Park during the current year, ending with the 19th day ef March, 1861. By the terms of this act. the Board of Commissioners of the Central Park Is authorised to I niai an srttmsts to guar kimiraSli body tor $100,099 ! Iw tba ma tetenaae* and government *< tb* Bqffc surtas the current yesr, aad atthonsh the (More evpenae ef malatalaing the Park to somewhat ooM*rtsral, Um Beard has. It will he perceived. limited the amount of its sell mate at a turn, 862,600, lees thaa that authorised by the law. This lbs Board has done in the dstermiaatiea to a the expects of lbs Park at as small a sum as la pns, with Ms proper maintenance and government, if, however. as to net Improbable to a new work, thi expe rtrnrc of the rear should prove that Uw Beard has too much restricted itself, It will set he unsatisfactory to know that it will be the result of aa edbrt to initiate and perpetuate agmtley ef strict economy la the expenditures of public moseys that will in no respect he suttfect to oeasurc. By order of the Board. ft. M. BLAlCHPORD, Pmideht of the Board of Commtoskooers of Contral Park Axdw. H a sans. Comptroller of the Park. The cost of ths toad takes for the Park was. .93,744.798 74 There was paid tor the land as which the old Arsenal stood 976,000 M The total ooet of the land of ths Park to this time has bean 4,018,798 74 With this the Board of Commiesmoers of the Central rvi UTr mHDiag n an, ana ui not rerpoaanur ior n. 11m work oaateaed tha Board tn> to biy out, adorn and decorate Um flit. They hare already expended la lariat not the Park, op to tba STth Jaaa, tin, the ram of M,tt?7.|70 St. Thte la all that hae been epent .The Hart la akuat half talattad. Tha Coaualaatoaara have at their dlepnaat the further ram of about SI ,*>0,000, maklnc the total ooat of the Pork ahoul 04,400,000 With reopact to the matter before the Board of Super r trar^certeia parte of tha Park are completed?uoarly The nubile are now eajeytae it m they are the Cit* Hall, Waabiafftoa aquare, he. The aaaaal ecpeaae of vatortaf the lawaa and the road! moat be provided for. tt M owKwir not rtgni uu tM amMnnno ran a aoouiu be charged Willi M MMWU Current nMMN. To BM<el MM the law prortdea MM Ma Board of Miperriann ?hell rMaa tUO.OOO par aaaaa for Uw ?Mlmim of police, irrigation aad ?Mer .niaiaBary currant annual expeoaea. Though Ma OwnaaMaiuaor* bar* Ma right to requlra May hare aafcod for oaly g9T,M0 fcr MM year. irmTH DAT* PROCKHDOrOS. UWIIM CUIO TO 4000PKT IT N? WW# AND TO?I I HI HOW I or UWM OWAWT, TOBMT, VILLA RD, BOO AST A? ULLOOO, WTC. the oataaHlaa aaal Tharadny aaorelhg, M half p? ? o'clock,M Mair roovM M Ma Aaler Hoaaa, Mr. Botch la tbe ebatr The Minute* of the preceding aaaaton were read, when Mr. Hhgg raid Dial it waa reported in Me Tbmm Mat ha paid Mr. Owuia four dollar* per day for bfa thae whiMt teatify lag before the carman I Uee. He wiehed Me aaalKr corrected. Mr. Muaroe raid that the leetlmnny ylren waa, that Mr. Curtain rreel red four dntlara per day at the hurt place MM br war employed Mr (Ireeu then mated MM Mr lh|hB,eM at Mr. Hogg'* wltiwewei, eon?Me rod that ha ba I been wrongly rrported >o regard to U* twp h?*lr"d acm oootAMtd i$ r, JUNK 80, 1860.^TRIPU tto Pbenli Park. H (Mr. OrM) thought tto Wportart tod given tto statement correctly, bat as to (bit grieved under it to (Mr. Green) tod brought tbe aabjeot ap la order to give Mr. Hughes an opportunity to explain. Mr. Bugbee then read from tbe Maprett a report tbat be knew that Phemx Park, Dublin, contained two hundred acres, and atated tbat bo did not testify, and dealred tbe committee to have It authoritatively corrected. Be also denied having been prompted by Mr. Daniels. These reports (continued Mr. Hughes) are made for tbe press at tbe courtesy of tbe committee, and be thought that they should express some opinionNiboui it, which Mr. Hogg also insisted that they Mr. Ketch replied that the committee do not inteid to act themselves up as censors of tbo press. After a few Messrs. Bogg and Hug tied, the subject was dropped. William H. Grant was the Oral witness called. Being sworn, testified that he.was by profession acivil engineer; had been engaged as such twenty years; resides in New York; prior to his engagement on the lurk was employed by tbo New York and Erie Railroad, Hudson Klver Railroad, a railroad in Ohio and one in Maryland, and tho Itoughkeepeie Water Works; never becu engaged on works exactly similar to the Central Park; have been two years engaged as suporinleudout engineer of the Park; received my instructions from Mr. Olmstcad and Mr. Vance; had also reoelved instructions from Mr. Green in reference to Torces, discipline and appointments; tho rule of tbe Board was to examine all applications; ho mado the selection from the candidates for labor in the Park; had always been left free to select from the best men who applied; gave directions about the transverse rood atSeventy ninth street; Mr. Olmslead was responsible for the work; gave the grades at Seventy ninth street to bis assistants; deviations had been made from the plan at the west side of the tunnel; a deviation embraced a distance of thirty to forty feet; that was an excavation; it wus filled up; a slight alteration had been made on the south cut at tho reservoir: the alteration did not extend over a distance of | lifly fed; did not iteline the extent of the cut at the time; , the variation wan then three or four feet; the change was I for the purpose of eoooomy. The witness was at this stage set on one side, and Dr. Torres was placed upon the stand. Being sworn, said that he had no distinct remembrance who sent for him to investigate the soil of the Pork; was not sent for officially; thought the soil was not good; the soil was what the farmers called muck: It was not thoroughly decayed vegetable matter; he had no knowledge of tbo planting of the trees: recommended Mr. Pollard for employment on the Park: know that he had studied botany and had considerable experience in that line, and qualified for the position that lie recommended him Tor. Mr. Grant was then recalled and questioned by Mr. Hogg, the substance of which went to sustain the Ooramitsionere in their action in changing their plans, showing that they were done for two objects?oithor for the convenience of the public and durability or economy. Crocs -examined?Consider the engineers In the employ of the Park qualified for the positions held by them; the work on the Park was of that nature that It repaired peculiar Judgement; have examined bridge six, and consider it perfectly safe; never allowed any inferior brick to be seed; there was no change made arising from errors on the part or the engineers: the chnuge had frequently been made for economy's sake. Mr. Green rend the charge that had been made that the tunnel at the south end of the reservoir had been cut six (bet out of line, and asked the witness if that was the case. Witness knew of no such error; would have known it If that bad been the cane; Mr. Green had no relative on the Park to the witoeea' knowledge; no person had been appointed on political grounds, be believed that there was an error in the grade of tieveaty-aecond street, caused by a mistake of the engineer, who baa since been discharged and has not been on the Park for two years. By Mr. Gray?What wan the character of Mr. Hogg whilst BOmmlasloaer of the l*nrkf Mr. Hogg nervously objected to the question, and it was dropped. Witness stated that be was superintendent of the work during the absence of Mr. Olmntead; considered the work as weU done under the supervision of Mr. Green as whoa Mr. Ohnstead was at home. Mr. OUnstead then took the stand and made a few statements in regard to bu testimony: he wished to give bin approval of the course taken by Mr. Green whilst be wan abwnt- believed the road on the west aide of the Park, which had been called in question by some of the "experts," well done; the playground was also well arranged; be believed that the Park was half finished, and that it wan the intention of the Commissioner* to finish it with the present appropriation of tbo Leg is is tare. Mr. Grant was recalled and questioned to the some nninls - hh ryKitMhPMl ()m nnnutnt nnnmnrUi inn to flntab the Park. Mr. H. A. Millard, being duly sworn, testified that he wsa a foreman on the ltak: pure baaed a quantity of 1 aand and paid fifty cents a cubic yard for it, and sold it to the OommtMieaeri for the same price; did not make any thing whatever upon it himself; that was the only material, except one cart load of gravel, that he ever furnished the Park; had been in the employ of the Ootnmlaeloners since the commencement or the work: aand I was carted to the Park for from thirty to thtrty-flvo cents per load, each load over a half of a cubic yard. Cross examined?Never allow any persona to visit the ground and hold political conversation with the men, or attempt to control them politically; written orders wem Issued by the Commissioners against It. John Bogert. being sworn, testified that be eras a civil teg 1 neer, and had been on the Park two yean; been engaged on the transvene roads; the rock in the cut on that read was left so account of reaching ademl seam; no extra expense had been caused by it; he also explaiued the course taken in cutting the tunnel, which upset the charges that had been made, the changes made In that road were chiefly done for economy sake. M. A. Kellogg, being sworn, said that he was by proIras loo a civil engluecr, and had been on tho Park since October, 1868; b< <-n assistant superintendent engineer; I the foundation or bridge No. fl was excavated under hie super vision; the temporary road waa built in the name place where the bridge now stands; believed the bridgu well built. Cross examined?Am to constant contact with the la- j borers, consider the work well and faithfully done: better than on any street or reservoir contract around there; the dally enrollment was then shown to the committee, and Mr. Kelkigg explained its use, also the dally report of the under and the general foreman, showing a thorough ystrm In every department. Mr. Millard wae recalled and questioned about the hall tiekets for the ball given by the timekeeper,; he had a number of tickets, and handed to them those who asked for them, did not revolve any pay for them, do uot know who did; no person was forced to take a ticket, or threatened with dismissal If be did not; understood thnt the charge came from Mr. Hogg; did not bear of the rumor from any other source; knew of Mr. Hogg attempting to control politically the men on the Park whilst be was a Cotumua toner, sever knew or any other Coram tw lour attempting It; had control of the promenade from its commencement to the time that it wsa finished, there was ,o change whatever in the grade. A short time was .pent la rambling remarks about the Witnesses to be called, sad ascertaining that there were none present, the committee adjourned until nine o'clock _____ TKNTH AND LAST DAT. RWum ur u. atM-ni, urk ui rut wiwrrn -? tutuiont or raoraaso* jinn rem wick, a. o. PENMAN, JOHN . EOWELL, TUOMA8 SHOOK A, D. H. Hr>T, W. C. HAWKSWOETII AND T. rtTRARCHI? coNtLimoN or thk evidence?final aojocexmknt or m committee, itc. The Senatorial Central Ptrk Investigating Committee met At the Aster Boum jrMUrdijr, Mr. Muasoa In the chair. latter wu received from Senator Murphy, ooe of the members of Um Committee, stating that be wai oocAoed to bis bed and unable to attend. It ti due to Mr, Murphy to etale that be haa been prevented from attending the seeatoaa of the Oommtuee by seme ttcknem. lbs an* wMneee nlit wee Prefmasr Jsmsa Baa wick, who, being ewern, UMHiS IBM bo was n lUMdaat mi New Torb for the loot sixty-fire yeara, had bean Protestor of Natural Philosophy la Columbia College; had published worka cm mechanical and pmeticsl meobaalea; had not examined the engineering work upon the Central Park aumcleat to my whether It waa well done or not. Ocas oaemlaed I never sent a letter to the Legislature charging the Oommtmlewara with violating their oaths of uOce, I think ten miles of meondamlaed road In the lower park would be aulBcleet for the requirements of the public: I would net make those roads mere than thirty Ibet wide, end I would aot gravel them more than Of MM feet, the road to be bevelled bv carriages I think only requires the ordinary levelling; I would not put mere than els inches of bard material on the road: frosts aflbct roods end caom them to beers; I would also drain the roads; I considered the plea of Um Park a very bed ooe, end I think the roods are double the wmIUi; f also consider that the road* here cost as much as a crowded thoroughfare Ilka Broadway would ; It would depend .upon otn umaUncro whether I would knwn nall.B frur nactaat rlaiu m I Km rcmilai t ariwiM bar* two iwaerrolr* ta U?<- Hark; I think it would be better to Uav* the walk around the lake ao that pedeatrlaoa aontd Fee the water; but I prelum* that the Ootoo Aqueduct Board would not permit Ike walk to be made near the ibore or water 1 have never laid out a park h> my life: the law of IM7 allowed a great deal moro money than waa neceaaary lo cooetruci a park; do not know whether 1 would have fenced tt; I ahoald bare Ml tbe ground aa natural aa poaaible, I would not hare bleated a rock, except it wae m ih< war of a road, I would not have remored the 'boulder*," aa I think tbey are the nuat beautiful feature of tk<> l*ark; I think that Uk- Park (a* far aa tbe ground w 111 admit of It) etmald be left aa near nature a* poaaibk; I think tka pood there a "n^td bole," the water there, when I vtailed the Hark, waa not clear-It wm mnddy; I think the Hark aa It Flood waa quite aufllcieut without trenching, It w?ukl be neoeeaary to bare |>lace? of abetter la the Hark, and I think I would pot an anoloeure round It; 1 think It If unimportant to bav* bndgaa for the carrmg? * to |?** orer, and pedeatrlaaa lo paaa under, I think all thaaa brVtigr* and traaarerae road* rery unMkhtly; have kaown of boulder* being Imported at great erpewae and on lawn* in varlmm countrtea; 1 benew all ilia gmuada and lawn* laid ont in or near New Y?rk bare boulder* left upon them; I think there art a great tnnay hrMgw In the Hark that might bar* been Mod, 1 conatder their rdect aa moat un High Up, and the material red brleh, which they are cwamrwcied of, bad ta*ta; t think ruetlr bridge* (wooden) would hare been more harmuwtoua; I would have the brtdgea of different material; 1 think tt would be cheaper to uae granite block* on Hie Park than to work the ateoe* there. all work* of civil engineering In the I'm lad Plate* are carried ont from a well etodled plan and by ooatmel to Mr Hogg?The Crotno reaerrolr work wa* done by contract made by the Ootoo Water Owwniaa toner*, and my *oa waa une af the engineer*. To Mr f?eeen?That work required ator* tttlll In engineering and gonwietry then any work lu Una owmtry. T? Mr. fik.K' ferd?Th cut male kw that work wm tlx V tlloo* "d it ce^ a. arty f irteen million* Mr R'-vwi.k -I b'Wyonr i*u km (Tb-i IW?w*or her* bowed bow tie -u&ouat w?? iwMH by r.qnpuond >bNraL) S HrtrtlCT. | tiamtnallen rawed I ounot? what tba Park may I Met, nor oould I giro n gneaa; I do not think the Innd | Mat haU of aaraa atUUooa; I beard that laat whiter tbey were taking 910,000 tor tote on Fifth avenue, near the Park; 1 think three miilfona and a haif la more than what the land of the Park should liavo ooat; I oannot my what it la worth now; In aaleable value unquestionably the Park haa naturally enhanoed the ralue of property there; I cannot lay what haa been laid out on the Park. | John Lane, being eworn,eaid that he was a maaon by trade, and never was on the Central Park but once; worked on Eighth aveuuc stables laat year; never received any bricks from the Central Park; rejected all soft brick; paid 94 60 and H TO per thousand, and carted thorn hiin self. | Mr A. A. IVnman was the next witness, who, being eworu, said that he was a brick dealer; do not know of any poor brick being delivered on the Park; never had told any person that ;?x?r brick had been sent there; have not examined the brick on tho Park; sold a few thousand to the Commissioners, of tho best kind of brick, for $6 26 per thousand; the average price for common brick last season was from 94 26 to $4 76. John 8. Howell, being aworn, said that he was by profession a mason and builder: was superintendent of construction of bridges on the Park last year, have a contract for bridge No. 11. back of tho ursenal. Cross examined?Bars built soma of tbe best MMings in tbe city; tho New Brunswick stono was much cheaper than the Park stone; made proposals for bridge No. 9, tho marblo bridge; put in an estimate for granite and brick; tho contract was finally awarded to Mr. Kennedy ; made an cstimate/tftcrwards tor marble: the llgurcs of Mr. Keunedy were about the same as his estimates; bought his brick,o Mr. Beck; bought a quantity of brick for 96, per thou sand and the Park engineers rejected them; would not ol low them to be used: commenced building bridge six; did not consider tho foundation tho beat kind; had b ull bridges on worse foundations than that; it was a mixture of clay and quicksand. Thomas Brooks was the next witness. Being sworn, said that he was a blacksmith helper; been twice em ployed ol the Park; was employed on the Park as Mpsr lq m Vivian; received orders from Mr. Kchoe to mako a c&f^ftg fork and steel tor Mr. Hanley; saw Patrick v/ xwru UUULU mu uammis, I>ui it uailUlO 111 au BXO lor MT. Kpftoe: helped Mr Vivian make the carving fork; saw several carving knives made; saw several other tools made. Cross examined?Left the rark at my own option; have no 111 feeling against any one on tho l*urk; can't tull whether the bolts or axe went off from the 1'ark; do not know who the hatchets were made for, or whether they went off from the rark or not. Iiavid II. Hart, being Bworn, said that he hail been In the employ of the Commissioners as clerk; heard the Commissioners say that they wanted to get rid of Mr. llogg; Mcesrs. Grey and Field said that tboy would admit they desired to get Mr. Hogg out of tho way. Mr. Gray asked the witness if It was not the general desire of the Commissioners to get rid of Mr. Hogg? Mr. llogg very nervously said that be should not submit to such Impertinence from the Commissioners, and unless the interruptions were stopped he would not ask any further quottiuna. After some further controversy and sharp shooting, back and forth, order prevailed, and Mr. Hogg asked the witness if he heard any of the Commissioners say that Mayor Wood would remove him (Mr. llogfl If ho did uot change his course? W tneoa refused to answer that question, ami Mr. Hogg then said he would not question him any farther. Mr. Green said that the Commissioners had bo objection to witness answering the question, and ho wished the committee to understand that the Mayor oouid not remove a Commissioner unless he bod Improper interests in the contracts, and for no other cause. There being no other witness present, Mr. Oonkllag was sent for; he sent ward that he was engaged on the Grand Jury and could not attend. Mr. Green said that be hoped that Mr. Oonkling would bo. compelled to attend; be had made serious charges against the Commissioners in his place In the Legislature, and he desired to give him an opportunity now to prove them. William C. Hawks worth, being sworn, said:?Native of Ireland; had beep In this city two years; by profession a civil engineer; have been employed on tho Control Park aa time keener: am not now miunl on Out park- want over the Park every day whilst employed there; saw changes In * portion of the Park; saw the bed of the rond at the entrance In Fifty-ninth street taken op; waa told It wae on account of an error; It waa relaid; the extra coat waa about $600; a portion of the promenade waa altered: It waa made wider after ho supposed that it waa finished; saw a mistake In one of the pay rolls of one hundred dollars. At thia stage a controversy took place between Mr. Green and Prof. Renwtck, the latter being the questioner of the witness, who, after a short explanation, refused to question the witness further. Crone examined by Mr. Uroen?Q. When did you go on to the Park* A. I refuse to aunwer the question. Q. Bow long were you employed? A. 1 refuse to answer that question. Q. Did you discharge your duty well whilst there? A. I will not answer that question, or any other put by Mr. Green. The committee decided the questions were all proper and thought the witness had butter answer them. Witness said be would make s full statement If they would let htm proceed without questioning. He <omrnencod making his statement, but in so low a tone as not to bo b< ard. Mr. Green eommenced question log him and he Still persisted that Mr. (i. had bo right to examine him, and for some 'tune refused to auswer; he -Anally, under the persuasion of the committee, eonseuted to answer Mr. Green's question for eourPsy sake. To Mr. Grceu?Was api<ointed about Pobruary, I860; left the Park last September: received my nay for all that time; was told that I would oc dismissed the Brst of July or August; received a notice from Mr. Olmstead; supposed it was fur talking too much; had reported Mr Petrarch! with stealing coals and lumber; don't think thai It was ever Invsstlgaled; could not say whether any loss bad occurred to Uie Board by the error In the |>ay roll; thought the case he referred to did; never forced a balance on the ledger, to bis knowledge, but that ease he wits told that his tltruree count"! up $'J60 too much; do not know that 1 was removed from the time ledger b?-cause 1 was Inaccurate; might have been; the )Pinu u? wun.ii uro irmM wnv 11 uii i iuu vw?f could not fall to be accurate; have tried repoutediy to get hack oii the I'ark, have made application! to nearly all tlx Comm Is* loners; was promised by on* of the Oom mlMtooeis that I should bo placed on U>c ( ark; Mr. Olustrad liwiied the order for In* disra.rsal; did pot know what It was for; the drive between Uie density ninth Street offlco and the Arsenal, near the Utter, had been tlniahcd and then taken up; think it occupied four or Sve week* in altering It, don t know positive that It had been finished, waa told by the foreman that the playground had bccu changed; did not know personally that it had been all he knew about any alterations were tn work that he ihougtt had been flnlalied and worn being done ou It afterwards; do not know of any over payments of money beuig mada on account of error* In lite time or pay roll. Francis Petrarchi. being sworn, said be had the charge of the lime ledger rtnee 1167; bad been an awountaut fifteen year*. [The witness here explained the manner of keeping the books; showing the most thorough system adopted.) He put Mr. Hawksworth at balancing the nay roll* to teat his rapacity found that he was not qualified; he made an error of twenty dollars m one oolumu. do not consider Mr. Hawksworth competent, the mistake mado by Mr. Hawaworth was by adding the twenty dollars to one column to make it balance; Hawksworth waa, as be understood, removed for Incompetency. Witness hero explained In regard to the selling of the ball tiekctm Millard came to him and desired to have a hall, and aftbelr request he had the ball at his mother In laws. It wan fur an evnnlng entertainment for the fore man ? me iin; an lor ttcaru prinuxi ana nauaoa mem to Mr. Millard and one other, they disposed of lb?n and that waa all that bs knew about It; never threatened anp oT Um mee on lh? Park with diamiaaal if U?p dMn t take a ticket: told oae ua If ke couldn't pap (kr It be would pap for him ; had aome board* of Mr. Millar who had the charge of them; they ware refliae board*, hla wife had loaned oae pailful of coal and did not know whether ahe returned It or not, tbene are the only oaaea that be knew >?>wtkitt| ibottl. Mr. Rotch then offered the following resolution, which waa adapted JUsetvod, She* the CbwaMmwt of the central Park be reqaeeted to direct the acoomitents in charge of their booha and papeia, tn eoaaoetion with the em sf thia committee, hi extend the dales as embodied tn tbc Ownmlealooer'i report to lite Common Council of Jan. 1,1 MO, to July 1,1M0. and to verify tbc eorrectaeae of the name by aflidavlt, and that (he r.-?..l'it >..i. |??eed June 00 to T" apect to the employment of an accountant, be and w hereby roc laded It waa then stated that the committee countered the testimony chord and that they should now et)c>iira, sub. HI IIK UUI W ?UW. UBUUUI, IIKT HH Din WimVUT, when th? y might bcnr evidence In the way of nxpUaa turn for as hoar on each tide, but not more than that. At Mr. Coackltng had not made hut appearance, and ih? Commissioners insisting that he should appear, the commltlloe nakl that they would give Ihiu ao oppor t muty In appear when they met again, and If be did not would bring him badbra the Renate for contempt Hit committee thereupon aipourned mm He. Hnv* Wa a ^Mrnniln or Ml TO TUB BDITOB OF THB MBBALD. My attend**) baa been drawn to the gosetlon above propounded by the large ud rapidly accumulating Beet of Teaarla from foreign porta now anchored aad anchoring la the rleer between Bed low' bland aad the Mattery, nearly cbetruedng the pannage between the Cant aad North riven, the ataatcra of which vesaeto, an I ana Informed, receiving at Quarantine what are usually termed "stream permits," requiring their reesrto ta remain out In the "M rerun a certain Dumber of daye before proceeding to their several docks Persons rwgagrd In the towing htwtneee begin to ocmptnln bitterly (aad (welly an, Ion) m the grant iMonTealence lo which they are subjected by the obetrnctloa canned by thts fwbWh nee ma to the writer) new arrangement of the Health OBlcar of the port, In allowing the accumulation of no large a aniaber of redd le, mostly from the Went India and Routh Amerl ran porta, with cargoes Halite to coutaln infection, within the very limits of the city But the rompbinM of such perenoe are a matter of little moment compared with the Imminent rink to which the ottv In now eipened nf having that dreadful acoiwgc, yellow freer, lotroduced amongst m without a moment'* warning, tbmagh thaaeemlng want ofexpertettoeor eito-ncy nf than* lo wbona in committ'd the re<penaibtr trnet of protecting the health of UK* great city, and whone dity and greatent earn should ever ha exerted (or the preservation of the public health, and ea penalty eo at the preaent teaoon of the year, when Um grenuet danger extols. I am aware It m aald that no vessels not baring man i<ill? of heaH! are permitted to eom- to the r>t> < ' t preTiouely undergoing the process of ptirlCi?"?o f" ?(gallon and reaitHatlott at Quarantine. There la no safety in placing too much reliance upon the tvtcroont- usually contained In what are termed "clean hllhi of health," when the foot I* notorious that such omamodilwe lu foreign porta can eaaily be procured even when the ata'e << the health of the axme le very gueatfonahle. 1 trtwt the attention of the proper minorities will be called to the subject of thw communication at an early day, that the? mar haw no time in adopting euah noons rary meaawra* ea will edtdually protect the city from the Introduction ol pceiilenllal dleeaeea, A CTTT7** op TUB FMWI WhBD Naw Ton*, June 27, IBM. IS 6^ annual qcoitimo hatch -,twwi rat taw rota amd thmtll (scotch) qou. cli'm?tm WOLtB or TOM oaMM At tlathd i* .mm CJTT?41. oit cll'btf i* nhw you, *tc. On Wednesday the annual mutch MMb New Torts and Thistle (Scotch) Quoiting Club# ?M plajrM M ma ground of the former elub, a? the College Hstel, -<orsev of Varick and Grand street#. This match invariably-*, cites great interest among the admirera of the pat, which haa of late years become exceedingly jinpaUr in this country. Originally Introduced by Sootehmeu, among whom it la regarded aa the national game of theht native country, there are now three cluha organ I Bed ia New York, numbering a very large number of member#. The New York Club, which wua ttrat established by Mr. Timothy Waters, and who was for some yeara He Presldeut, la now regarded as the principal, both 00 account of the number ol tbe mtmbcra constituting the dub, and their superior skill in playing, lla officers thia year aro aa follows?President, B. Miller, Usq.; Vice President, & Putnam; Secretary. Fred. Grace; Treasurer, Wm. Waterman. The St Andrew's Club, which ranks next In importance, haa Mr. McMorrine for its 1 "resident, and Mr. McCreutb as Secretary. The Thistle Club, which played Wednesday, is ably presided over by Mr. Duffy, and haa very respectable number of members on iU rod. Tba match yesterday was oue hundred shots the game: eight players of the highest skill, on each side, ouoteating together in pairs for the victory. Krom the subjoined aaor# it will be seen that the New York Club obtained a decisive victory. It is worthy of remark that Mr. Dodaworth, oue uf the players, is upwards of seventy years of age, but he still retains his pristine vigor and aocuracy of pilch:? KXW YORK CLUB. TUI*TLS CtUl. Dodsworth 12 Dobby g Waterman 13 McAboy.............. 9 ? 36 ? IS Putnam 13 Green Jg W. Jones 13 Suieaton ft ? 36 ? It Dunning 13 Mason g P. Jones 12 (Smith 9 ? 36 ? 1? Southard 14 Campbell...... S Forbes 11 Scouler U - 26 ? 30 Total 100 Total M The following arc the rule* governing the gams of quotta aa played In New York;? Kl'LBB. 1. The distances shall be eighteen yards and twenty-gst yards, measuring In a direct line from mot to mot. 2. 1m mots shall project not more than two and a half inches above the level, aud shall incline towards eadi other at an angle of about forty tire degrees, and shall ? not be moved Tn any way during the game, without Ita being mutually agreed upon. 8. The shots shall measure from the nearest visible iron of the mot to the nearest visible iron of the quoit, without disturbing tho clay or quoits in any manner 4. lu case two opuusing quoits touching the mot, they shall not be oounted; but the next nearest quoit or quoits of the player making a toucher (or hia partner or partners) , shall be counted, and none others. 6. The points of the dividers in all measurements must be disttctly visible. 9. Any partv disturbing tbe clay or quoits, pending lbs decision of a shot, shall lose tbe shot In controversy. 1. The delivery of quoits shall be not more than OM pace from the mot?that is, the mot from which tbe delivery Is made. 8. AU disputes must be left to a disinterested party pro-cut, whose decision shall b? Dual. 8. No quoit measuring over thirty inches from the mot shall be counted. 10. Iu case, a player Is directed by bis partner or the Judge at Uio oisioaive end uot to play, be shall lorn that shot, only having the right to play his remaining qouit, If be have odc. 11. Any player leaving tbe end from which tbe shots ore made, to iuapect those already made at tho opposite end, shall not count on that end; but a non-playing partner aliall have the right to go to the end in which tbe quoits are played and inform his partner, and ast marks fur hi* ulil iHtrtner. 12 The player making the coat shall always play flrtt at the next. Court of Osasral Soaaloas. Before Recorder Barnard. ADDITIONAL J'KKNENTBJWTH BY THK UKAND JCBY ON TBI COLLECTION OF DKBT8?AN BLCCTIYB JVMCIAKY, rrc. The Graud Jury came Into Court on Bon day with a batch of indictments, and the subjoined additional presentments, which were road by the Clerk:? Tbe Grand Jury present tbe laws for tbo collection of debts as an evil and a nuisance which ought to be abated. Ex|>ericDcc of the oldest merchants is that the cost of law, in trying to collect, is as much as the law secures, without ostxusting the loss of time to Jurors, witoessss, he., in keeping up the delusion?tbe evils of which ars too manifest to every business man to need further illustration. The detention of witnesses In prison, and often for several months, awaiting the trials of the accused, is test destroying all confidence in the moral Justice of our Institutions. I nlet* this outrage upon the rights of witnesses can be abated it will soon be dillicult, if not Impossible. to obtain evidence of crime: as witnesses, from fear of this unjust imprisonment, will at once escape whenever they see a crime committed, thus leaving the criminal unpunished for want of evidence. Tbe present mode of eloctlng judges, the Grand Jury believe, Is well calculated to deairoy confidence m the Judiciary , and unlusa its importance is taken up by tboen having at stake the deepest interests, the time M not Car distant when that security to life, liberty and property which every American so highly values will be greatly weakened. It is very far from tbe iutentioo uf the Grand Jury to detract from, or throw tho least distrust upon, those eminent men who now confer honor and cool! lenen upon the bench; but It is the system of slssuon that IB test conferring upon the lowest kind of politicians lbs power of furnishing Judges for the county, which la tho cause of immediate alarm Polities, ss a trade, la lh? opinion of the Grand Jury, should disqualify men for any office. In soulirmation of ibis it is only necessarv to refer hi the late political conventions?to have visited many of our public offices of the highest trust, which were abandoned by their incumbents that they might attend thane pol>lira! conventions. This wretctx-d slate of things may not be surprising when " la ooustdsred that poiiUctaaB now control the cumsiantet Iffik'tR FRANKLIN, Foreman. IaaacC Krvnuu., Secrotul.. The Grand Jury present certain carmen, without any numbers to thrw carts, for transporting from tbe Msnhal tan gas works, nsar the East river, to lbs Frovtdsnon works, No. 307 West Eighteenth street, some gas, tor, or other liquid, fbr the manufacture of manure or other purposes. spreading on their route through the moat populous part or the city a most dreadful and deadly stench, inflicting a nuisance more abominable and disgusting than do scavengers of any degree. The grand inquest are of opinion that this vile production of the gae manufactory could be transported by water as economically, without disturbing or annoy int taxpayers and other cllisso*. as is done at present by the concern above alluded to. and lbs dravmen in lbs emnlav of tlx- Manhattan Om Cominmy, the Provi-booa Work*, and others. HOMER FRA.VKUN, Chairaaa. Isaac C. Kkxiull, Secretary. The Grand Jury were then discharged for the lam. Ales. McKenale, who *u connoted oo Saturday of assaulting 9. J Glasaey, hie wife's legal ailiim, wha waa engaged la conducting a diroree malt lor fear, wot lined $#7 Cwnrt efOyer ul Terminer. Before Boa. Judge Gould. Jon 27 ? The fttflt w Ileruymil fierest?This pvt? oner was produced toy a wrktoftoabsaa corpus la order to i aeUle a technical objection which counsel nya la Mai to the tndtctOMnt tor forgery. After aome d lee arena with the PWtrtct Attorney, the natter waa laid rear aatil toBKNICW. ft* J'eepir n. J?aa CkrroB mod J\omat B .ttrli? Theaa pnaoaera are Indicted with another a*ma, not to tnoiady, for arena la the Oral degree. Thay dwnaaded separate trtala, and their counsel not being la eoart, their trials were set down for Monday. Gaaroll la ha triad rat Tke /'Male n. Willutm Pari iep.i1 Indicted for tho murder of Will lam Hlckey aad John Kernaa, aa the gM of March last. This prisoner pleaded aot guilty, aod UN trial of one ease was set down for Thursday. TKt People w Bkhoel Rourkt.?'This in fiantr la kndketed for the murder of Jamra flan las- ftsadad set guilty, and enfc not ready for trial. Be was raonaded. The ISrtpir m PtUrirk JfcryAy ?The prisoner la kadkrted for murder, and hia caae waa set down for Ttosl f k? Pmpi' to. Jmmm Oollvw ?This prkaoaer wot ladkat ed for mayhem, In biting off the lip of (Wnrtaa (Hltneo. The primmer, through bin muuasl, odkred to pleat guilt* to an attempt to commit the crime, which was accepted, and the pica recorded. The Court aanteocad hkn It tha l?tittenllary for oae year. What Shall foe Dane With the Wnwl TO TH1 RDfTOa or TWU HMU1A Now Tom, Jam If, ISMKnowing the apirit with which you take hatd of nay thing mr UM peoiKl iwmi, I nwwuw w maarmmjvm wt*m regard to a crying ewtt, of which mry My la Ua e*y and r totally complalna, rt?: the lachworm*. Tu?*i mt I tb<>da bar* born UM to get r hi of Ihie iiWIW; del < appear* to me that the Boat obrioua and to rid our eitjr of them baa been aadly Umt of edbrdtng protection U? their bird*. Thaae hare been, by the Impleeab* h^ed ortna ?' email bojr* ? entirely drlree from eor parta aad faetic ntaree. ami It etandf U reaaon that ^*he?i?eaof Uwee little creature light* npoo the#e?MPd to feed Uwgr^g a etoee come* ebminj t,T i?e "nr head 1t wtB net jf*iy i ??* eome more aorta**"* "T?Jt of rice. iniquity a??? *ed <m Ifcd moth or the grub ?*.* '****;. ' qnW. aad after erardi dream d.wy. * *, Without each an?I I fearing to *e harHd tta home on the hear* *7 to It imeieiieo meteor? body dying through the air. ? I ileath aad deetnictloa to alt inch harm lee a venture# in lie paeeage. ? Let me eay, la oooeieeioo that oar fcrmert ore begin, nlng to feel the Maewity of protecting the email bit-do, la order t? protect thalr crop* agahwt the grab, and that m all European cltlea where park* aad treea are fbnad. there are to l? found alao rarion* upeciee of blrda, fbr the raneon that they are protected. but let ate add, they are prelected more by the kladly feeling of the pnMte fbr them than by law. Lai tbla feeling be toculealed, an.I let the boy who throw* a etooe at one of oar little bewelhohao be frowned upea aad reproved the eaeae aa he weald be rbouki he rtrlke a bey smaller than himself finally, let u* here the bird*, aad tot the pwMte gmerally reoie. them and rery ebortly <x? city autborweee nm wag Uie tor. pilch aad turpretine imeiew. TUU iaa|,'^" ^ ffHiitr of aotne enwtrarWw frt three arttobm . mtod; let no bare the btrde by all gg. *tm * hare toeoutrectlor an usportotieno^Jyj yTir)W r*a A.J

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