Newspaper of The New York Herald, March 30, 1873, Page 6

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated March 30, 1873 Page 6
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6 THE ERIE INVESTIGATION. The Story Told by the Sick Man, Frederick A. Lane' I 9 MORE DETAILS OF BRIBERY AND CORRUPTION The Testimony of President Watson and the Auditor Dunan. THE OLD DIRECTION AND THE NEW. The Assembly investigating committee on the Erie Railroad resumed yesterday morning at ten o'clock at the Fifth Avenue Hotel. On Friday night the committee sat In Mr. F. A. Lane's house, on Forty-second street. Mr. Lane was too ill to attend, and lu consequence his evidence had to bo taken in his own room, where he lay sick In bed. Dm illness was of so serious a nature that he could not bear up with the presence of reporters, and the attendance of some half dor.eu members of the press was dispensed with, the committee consentlug. It is diillcult to understand how he could Have eudured the fatigue or thu inquiry with his enfeebled body, and it is still more diillcult to conlecture how the presence of the reporters, who would have sat still and said nothing, could have been so objectionable. The committee should have Insisted on admitting the members of the press, Mr. Lane having no right to dictate to tbe committee the manner in which the Investigation was to be conducted or who were to be present. Mr. Bcuch, who represents Mr. O'Dohcrty, was admitted to the hearing, and cross-examined Mr. Lane. Through the kindness of Mr. Wight, one of the members of the committee, a very good synopsis of the evidence rendered by Lane was furnished to the press. It is given below. The evidence yestorday was not so sensational as that of the preceding day, but some interesting facts were elicited from President Watson and tbe Auditor, l)unun. The Inquiry was held yesterday In the Board room of the Erie Railroad office, the committee having adjourned there after remaining some time In private session at tbe hoteL LANK'd TESTIMONY. Was a director of the Erie Company before March, 1872; a month or more before that time I met Mr. Henry Thompson at the Erio offices, and had a conversation with him about a change; told him that if a certain amount was paid 1 thought the directors would resign; $000,000 was suggested; afterwards saw Mr. Scott about it; be wanted the whole Board to go out, and would do nothing unless Mr. Oould went out; Mr. Wiliard made a proposition to Uould to pay him a large sum to go out; alter wards, in a conversation with Mr. Gar- I diner, 1 concluded the best way would be to < make an arranKeinent with Mr. McHcnry through Mr. O'Uoherty; I called ou him, aud he suggested he could get a much larger sum; the first despatch was scut by Mr. O'Uoherty to Moilenry; I consulted O'Uoherty, because I knew he was an Intimate friend of Mr. Mcllenry, who depended on his word; then followed the varidus cable despatches; I think I saw all of them; 1 made a distinct point that under no circumstances would I undertake the removal of Mr. Gould; I would only undertake to irtve them a majority of the Hoard and give Mr. Gould the benefit of their aid; 1 thought him tne best railroad man In the country; he is the only man who appreciated the Erie road; negotiations went on lor some time, until 1 was Informed by Mr. Harlow, Mr. O'Uoherty or Mr. Thompson that other directors were NKUOI'IAT1NU WITH MR SICKI.KS; Mr. Thompson told me some of the party had sent for h.m and had an interview with him; on tne same day Mr. Harlow asked me to meet Mr. Sickles, and 1 met Mr. Barlow aud Mr. Thompson that evening at Mr. Harlow's house; the subject of payment was talked over; they put It quite low; 1 told them 1 thought they ought to leave a margin; the next day Harlow wrote a despatch, leaving the amount to be filled In in blank;alter some talk I inserted an amount of, f think, some pounds; my recollect, a is that it was about ?iS,oou; 1 had been connected with Harlow In other matters; my arrangement with him was that i was to receive s>luo,ihio counsel fee and that dunug the year lie would make me at least t'A>u,Ouo in otucr enterprises; he wrote a letter to MeHenrv stating that after payment of expenses there would be only a small sum commit to inc, aud thai ne had made another arrangement with them: i have seen nothing oi the arrangement yet; last year 1 borrowed $-i>,ooo of Mcllenry. and gave hiiu my note and j4o,uoo in bonds as security ; lie told me he would; I received at the tune ol the revolution; the cheek never went through my bank account, it went to pay n?r iron (or another road; 1 made no arrangements with the other directors and no payments to them; the circular now produced is a printed copy oi the private circular 1 had printed In England, and 1 brought two or three or them to this country: during the negotiation and before 1 saw Mr. ..lckli s I wade up with Mr. Harlow a list oi directors itiat I thought would be satisfactory. ami tut run I, among otilers, Mr. liuriow, o'Dolierty ami Gardiner; uitorwards General Sickles objected to O'lioherty and Gardiner; there was then Uxed a compensation of $o.s,uoo to ehcli 01 tlieui for taking their names nil' tne list; Harlow fixed the payment afterwards oy giving a dralt oil Mciienr.t ; the drafta were uy mistake of a clerk at Duncan ,t Sherman's drawn lor a linger amount, ami Harlow telegraphed to Mclleury only to pay fi-'fi.ouo; I went to i.urope three days before Mcllenry arrived; he came with a large number 01 promts. s to supervise the new eleciiouj 1 know nothing of pir meuts made by him with regard to that election, uud know nothing about the Hlscaottshelm contract except what 1 saw in print; o'Hoherty did everything he could iu Kurope to koep down the homls hy long ataieim nts that they were iramluleur ami not worth the pnper they were written on, and telegraphed to Mellent.v to know why he dared in do audi a thing as let ins agents make the uegoiiatious; I advised wltn .Mr. sharpe, an eminent barrister, who advised a crlinlual action against Mr. O Doherty for blackmailing these securities; I do not know or a banker iu London who would have tukeu these securities at that time; I do not consider the percentage a large i-nc; I was told ihat Mr. Sickles received 11:1",uoo; Me Henry told me that he demanded 1.100,boo; liui 1 supposed that JtJU.ooO were paid bv llisclioiTsheim. To Mr. Ueach?Mr. o'Hoherty sent word to me by Gardiner that lie had published the elrculur. PRESIDENT WATSON'S STOItY. Peter Fl. Watson, President oi the Krle Railroad Company, sworn?1 was made President in July, 1*72; I had no connection won the company previously ; l am not acquainted with the measures which brought about tuc change hi Murch; 1 have learned more about the means used since this Investigation commenced thai 1 ever kuew before; the last dividend of this company was declared on the 11th el February last; the rate was seven per cent oa the preferred stock aud one and threequarters upon the common stock; the last tiuauclnl statement was made up n tne Jls, of December. 1*72; the accounts previous to ttic time we assumed control wrie kept with the greatest Irregularity; the statement made by us was got up alter a great ileal ot labor and was based upon papers ami accounts la the oifice; the dividend was declared irom the profits or the road; I would only have declared it upon the fullest conviction that the net earnings justified the declaration; the system of keeping accouuts tn the olllce has been entirely changed; every dollar paid out is now entered upon the books; when 1 was elected { resident the understanding was that, no matter how small a dividend wa? available, it should be declared; items are sometimes charged to the construction account winch do not properly belong to It; the extension of the truck, the substitution of lion lor wooden bridges, Iron culverts lor wooden culverts, all properly belong to the construction account; tt would be possible to charge sums to repairs which proi?ci ly belong to the construction account; the business of the road during the past six months has been larger, relative to the expenditure, than in previous years; tne indebtedness of the road might be Increased by our system or declaring dividends so long as tbe construction of the road was going on; otherwise the protits would go to the stockholders, m iicl, If they choose to buy up more of the capital, those profits would, of course, be Increased; li the surplus earnings would be more than sufficient to pay the usual dividend the surplus or that might c insistently be charged to the construction account; 1 never knew of more than seven per cent being paid as a dividend by the Erie Railroad; tho | principal und interest Invested tn the construction oi the Erie Railroad exceed $s4,ooe,ooo, which is more than tho whole amount oi stock ; l am acquainted in a general way with the terms of the Archer contract; 1 have not had any statement ubmlttcd to me by him of the profits und losses ol lis trade; I look nnon the contract as unsound, rrid I have taken steps to get rid of It; 1 think the cjuipany could do the business much MOKE SATISFACTORY AND CHEAP} J id that a great many things required change, an I I am taking steps gradually to amend them; toe rale ol commlWlon charged by Hlschonshelm A Co.. lu cohaeleraUou pi the services rendered by w 9 ? ?- w- a NEW YORK HKUALi them, t* not too large; tney took risks which no one else would have taken in ndvuuciug us a loan; they huve enhanced the credit of the company greatly: I suppose the advances were made by lilschnffshcim A Co. in a purely speculative spirit; there has been a great ileal ot misapprehension in relation to the terms of that bond contract: I don't know what amount of money was paid to tioneral Sickles; 1 have no knowledge of the matter. To Mr. Wight?The contract with Mr. Archer ran be terminated at sixty da)a' notice; I was present at the stockholders' meeting when the resolution was adopted directing that Klschoffsheitn A Co. and Mr. Mcllenry should be reimbursed lor the services they rendered In effecting the cltunge; the account has never been laul lielore us, and that is the reason It has never been paid; I beard that three-quarters ot the stock was represented at the meeting when the resolution was adopted; I do not know whether or not the persons who were most active in urging the payments to Ulechoffshelm were persons who were working in his lutcrest: 1 think If the account was handed In it would he a legitimate action to pay it; I do not know that there is a tacit understanding In the bond that this account should be left In an unsettled condition; there were about one hundred persons present when the resolution was adopted by the stockholders; 1 have never heard that the names of the Hoard of Directors elected in July were submitted to Bischotlhheim A Co.; 1 suppose the names were satlslactory; the acts ol the stockholders are entirely distinct from those of the directors; I have never heard of the amount ol stock that Hlscholfsheun A Co. held at the time of tlic overthrow of the Gould adwlnistratlon. To Mr. Babcock?'The company claimed that Mr. Gould should make restitution; the amount paid by him was $11,011,000; in actual cash the payment was worth between six and seven millions; there is a contract \?itli the company and Mr. Buinsdeii; the opinion of the company is that tho contract is advantageous, the compensation moderate, and tho company thought it. better to continue it; I would change it if 1 thought there was anything wrong in it; 1 am not in favor of contracts ot the kind, however, and 1 intend, if possible, to get rid of all such contracts. To Mr. IJeach?It was on the 11th of Jnly that, the meeting of stockholders was held; there were a great many proxies in the meeting; the ordinary form of proxies in the railroads 1 represent is to vote for the election of ottlcers and ull other matters that may come before the road; the vote of the stockholders to pay Bischoffshelin A Go. was an incident ot the meeting; the process adopted in the payment of the dividend was tho usual one; the money (rom a variety ol sources made a common fund, from which the curreut expenses of the company were paid and the divideud declared ; I cannot tell what amount of the money was drawn irom the sale of convertible bonds; the capitul of the company was not increased by the payment of the dividend; there are ten millions of convertible bonds; wnen the money is raised on these bonds it increases the capital ot the company; tne practical effect ol issuing the ten million bonds is to increase the capital ol the company to that amount; the manner in which I have stated the nature or the issue or the convertible bonds is not a theoretical one; capital borrows from net earnings, and net earnings would have a right to pay back: it is not a sound principle to say that the declaration of the dividend would increase the capital or tho debt: such an Idea is an absurdity; we could have puid the dividend BT BORROWING MONEY and charging It to the construction account; at tho time ol the declaration of the divideud 1 dare say some of the Interest fell due; if the assistance given by Blschoffsheim A Co. was of a speculative nature 1 do not know whether tho company would have a right to pay bi^ck so large a commission; If the vouchers presented before the committee yesterday of moneys paid in i860 bore upon their back the stamp of the auditor of the Krie Hallway, dated April, 1872, I cannot tell how It came to be put upon them, but I beard it was put on by a man wiio was alterwards discharged for unfalthtulness; he had charge or the voucher department; his name is Kincssey; 1 know of a claim made by Mr. Vanderbllt for $30,000 being laid before inc: 1 knew nothing about it. and 1 directed that it should uot be paid; I took it for granted that if tne claim was a good one some evidence or the indebtedness would have been presented; the r???v?na nf tho HivnotnPU IV h O VOtftfl llirninMt. fchfl divi denU being declared were Olyphaut, Prime, Hubcock and Johnson; the discussion in the board turned upon some of the points suggested by me; the Erie Railroad Company wishing to get to a new oil point on the Allegheny River, it was deemed important that the point should be reached, and a proposition was made that if the Atlantic and Ureat Western Railroad would extend to that point they would be reimbursed out ol the earnings of the extension; the contract was made, and the Atlantic and Urcut Western is now taking steps to have the road built; there is no other instance in which the Atlantic is guaranteed any other contract; the roads leading lo the oil point are the Krle, the Atlantic and Great Western and the Hear Creek; the financial condition of the Atlantic and Great Western at tho time the contract was made is something I know nothing about; the financial reputation of the road was in some respects good and in other respects bad, but the terms of the I contract neither Increased nor diminished the risk; I 1 have heard that. Mr, McHcnry was largely in terested in the Atlantic and Great Wostern, but l ' have no knowledge or tho matter; f have hevoi | heard that Mr. Barlow was lurgely interested in I the rnud. I Air. Harlow?I can answer for myself and say] j don't own a cent In the road. Evidence coutlnued?1 did not know that the ' contract with HischolIShcliu had anything to do with the change in the direction; I understood that the change in the direction gave additional I value to the stock in the market, but 1 never ' bought or sold a snare of stock of any kind in my life; 1 understood that the money was advanced by I Bisclioilsbeiiii A Co. without security; I had nothing to do with the transactions and can speak with I no knowledge about them; there is a pending claim against the Eric Railway for $1,200,000 011 the part 01 the Atlantic and Great Western; there was some kind of arrangement made between the roads about the matter; trustees were appointed on both sides; the agreement has not been re, pudlated on the part 01 the new direction. 16 Mr. Barlow?I did not discharge Mr. Wnite, the treasurer, on the suggestion of Btschoflfehelm; Messrs. Otis. White and Iliiton were dismissed by j me when I lound that they were among TUB I'KRSONS lllllBKP; I learned this by the publication of Mr. O'Dohcrt.v's I letter, which remained tor a week uncontradicted; I 1 thought that the lact ol those gentlemen remain: lug in the employ ol the company would be prejudicial to the sale of the bonds in the Londou marI ket; 1 refused to agree to any declaration of a dividend uutll I had made a careful examination of the accounts; 1 continued uiy examination ol the ue1 counts ol the company up to the moment the dividend was declared; 1 had heard that Mr. O'Do1 horty had endeavored to destroy the credit ol the Krle Railroad in London by endeavoring to depre{ naie the value ol Its securities. To Mr. li.ii.cock?TI10 Indebtedness of the Erie Railroad Company has not been Increased by the declaration or tho dividend, but It would have had , more money In the treasury to-day if It had not 1 been paid; the dividend did not necessitate Increased loans; the net earnings of the road belong to the stockholders, and the officers have no right fn iiniininriufi) thnin to f'AfiHtrni'lion wlf limit flioir ! consent; as loug as I am president of tins road 1 ball apply i in' earnings as the stockholders direct. 'io Mr. Carpenter?At the time the dividend was declared we had the money on hand to pay the Match Interest?$noo,ooo; the statement made by ; Mr. White I know nothing about; we put the ten milieus ol convertible bonds on the market last July ; the dividend was payable partly in New York and partly in Loudon; there has been money sent to London to pay the company; the commission paid to Blschoirsneim A Co. was two and a half per cent, the usual commission ; it Is not true that UlschotTsheim A Co. have charged a large amount of mouey for advertising the convertible bonds; I dont know whether they i claimed a large amount for advertising the consolidated bonds; there was a bill for the expenses of the Krie Committee in London. s. II. tiunan sworn?I am the general auditor of the road; I have general knowledge of all the accounts of the company ; it would be Impossible tor me to see everything; i have tte account of the earnings ol the road; the sources of the earnings on general freights and pas.-cnger earnings, mails and express and miscellaneous sources; the returns ot the earnings come in reported by station agents once a month; the money remitted to the treasurer is credited to the station agent; tin: agent sends in a report ot the 1 amount ol treight received or delivered by him; the freight is either prepaid or unpaid; waybills in all eases are transmitted ; the Item ol earnings troin coal last year was over fa.Rl'J.ooo; this Is for the transportation of coal over our own line aloue; we receive a large sum of cash from other roads, hut tins is the net amount of the receipts; the passenger earnings for the same date were $3,4&o,ooo; we deduct nil we pay to other roads lor through tickets before we make tip our account; the Item ol malls and express is over $700,000, and receipts from other sources, rents and property along the line and Incidental earnings make up the entire account; I shall be prepared by Monday noon to give you a complete statement of the expeness; the gross receipts were over $ia,oootooo, the net earnings over $6,000,000; there are no earnings In this that have not come from the usual sources; the ainotiut of money expended on construction during the year Was about $:!,000.000; the now engines and ears put on were additional; 1 have some general knowledge of the Blschoffshelm attaint and contract; the balance of the account has been drawn against BlschofTSbeim by the compnny; the treasurer was directed to correspond with HlschoflXScltn A Co. and have a bill presented in which the Items of their bill would be stated; Mr, Bberman has personal knowledge whether the ac count is paid or not, but uo account can ue paw unless It Is audited. The examination of Mr. Dunan was continued at great length, and at its conclusion the coin nuttee adjourned until Monday uioruiug at ten o'clock. FIRE IK LOPI8VILLE. LoriaviiJ.R, March 29, 1873. Klrlcli's furniture factory, on 1'restou Htreet, wan tuirued down at Ave o'clock this morning. The building was a four story brick, and contained fur nlturojust made for the City Hall aud a quantity of other stock. The total loss Is estimated at $'>0,000; Insured for $24,ouo?in the ltoyal and Ktna, lor $ ft,ooo cacti; in the tiueen, for $a,ooo; In the i Home, for $i,ooo; In the Herman, of Louisville, loi $i,ooo, and m tuo Oeruiau Security, oi ^aisvllie I lor li.juu ), SUNDAY, MARCH 30, IE THE YOUNG INVESTIGATION. Meeting of the Committee of Super laora Yeaterday?What County Auditor Earle Had to Say About the Alleged Frauda of the Clerk?The Inquiry Adjourned Until Monday. The Committee of the Board of Supervisors on cavil uouris, 10 wnoiu wiu reiurreu uie cnarge 01 allowed frauds against Mr. J. B. Young, Clerk to the Board, met yesterday morning, in the chamber of the Board of Aldermen. Home time alter the hour appointed for the meeting a quorum of the committee was obtained, and there were present also Mr. J. B. Young and his counsel, Mr. Bufus Andrews. No persons appeared before the committee on the part of the county except Mr. Earle, the County Auditor, and after a abort private consultation of the committee the members took their respective chairs, and proceeded to what subsequently resulted iu a settlement of procedure as to the investigation. Supervisor Billings, the chairman of the committee, said that this Investigation was commenced under the authority of a resolution introduced on the 17th of March to the Board. There was every wish on the part of the committee that this investigation should be made, and we desire to meet with some one who can furnish us with the requisite lulormation. Notices had been sent to the ottico of the Tribune, In wldch paper these charges were published, but no one has appeared from that odlce. Notice was sent to Mr. Earle, and Mr. Karle had appeared, but there was nobody present, he understood, thul had uncharge to make against Mr. Young; he believed that Mr. Karle possessed some lulormation, but he did not know that It was preferred iu the shape or a charge. Mr. Karle said that ho appeared there In answer to the summous of the committee and to gel all the information that It was In his power to get. He understood that the gentlemen were there us an Investigating committee. He had no specific charges to make; he was not there for that purpose. lie came there simply in answer to the summons. The Chairman?Have you, Mr. Earie, read the statement In the Tribune ? Mr. Karle said he did not know that he had read it thoroughly; he had glanced It over. Supervisor Monheluier said that lie thought notice should be given to all purties who had uuy information in reference to these charges in a public way, so that they might appear before the committee. Supervisor Cooper said thnt the eommittee was appointed as an investigating committee, und he thought it wus their duty to go on with the investigation and get at all the facts and not wait ror evidence coming to them. There was a public statement made, and it was the duty of the committee to ascertain its truth. Mr. Earle thought that there was presumptive evidence that the supervisors were In possession of certain information In rolerence to their clerk. It was on tlio records of their minutes that a resolution had been submitted removing Mr. Young. This was explained by several members or the committee us u resolution submitted oy Supervisor Vance; and Mr. Kuliis Andrews, on behalf of Mr. Young, said that the resolution was offered ror political purposes, and not because of any susninliin Af frartri A uhnvt. ilidlllHllfin t tlpn fnllflWAll iu which Supervisor Cooper urged that the lnvcsttgatiou be made us to the truth or the charges with auy material that could be claimed. Mr. Earle said that he had in his possession, in hla bureau, at the office, papers and vouchers 011 whcih the statement In the Tribune was undoubtedly founded. The ligures were obtained by Mr. llenry P. Talutor. Supervisor Flannigan Inquired whether Mr. Parle knew of any misconduct of Mr. Young as shown In these papers r Mr. Earle said that he could only judge from the papers in his possession. They were warrants, and popularly known ub the $8,000,000 warrants, and on which charges were brought against Mr. Connolly and Mr. Tweed. Mr. Hall was also charged, but ho claimed that he afllxcd his slguatore ministerially. All the warrants he had referred to bore the name ol "J. B. Young, Clerk." From his position as Clerk of the Board it was presumed that he had full knowledge or what was going on. The signature of the Clerk was attlxed, not as a ministerial act, but upon a knowledge of the tacts, and it was bis signature, given in bis official capacity, that gave the warrant authority. It was clearly, therefore, his duty to Investigate as to the integrity of the claim against the county. There were warrants in his bureau amounting to nearly tweuty millions ot dollars that bore hla signature, and it was from these documents that the statement in the Tribune was made. He believed that the gentleman who had written that statement was ready to come before the committee and state what he kqow. Mr. Androws, counsel for Mr. Tonng, objected to Mr. Earle making anv statement that was i not under oath. That statement was made iu the presence of the reporters, and [ as the newspapers had tried every one of the great cases during the last two years he objected to statements being made that would not i be made under oath. They were prepared to show that Mr. Young never had a cent of the muney that was referred to in these charges. Mr. Earle said that he did not wish to appear cither as persecutor or prosecutor. He was there as any other citizen was; and as he happened to be County Auditor he w as in possession of these vouchers, and at the commune of the committee was compelled to present them. Altera short discussion it was agreed to commence the investigation on Monday morning at eleven o'clock in the Chamber of the Board of Aldermen, when all persons who can give any information are asked by the committee to attend. A BAM "SMASH" 111 HEW HAVER. Judging from the Now Ha von Journal and Courier of yesterday, tnc suspension of Scranton A Co., of that city, is likely to bankrupt many persons, including small tradesmen, olllcials and poor ministers:? The excitement in reference to the suspension of the above iirin increased yesterday owing to the nou appearance of the promised official statement. \\e saw Mr. Scranton at the bank yesterday noon, and he informed us every effort was being made to finish the statement at the earliest possible moment, and that it would probably be given -to the public on Monday. A general disposition to grow uneasy and dissatisfied was manifested yesterday, though mauy were still confident that the bank might turn Itself upon securities, and pay its indebtedness. That it may come out of the ordeal unharmed i, the sincere wish ol all. Meanwhile, with trepidation, and ill Iiiiiiij i/iMvn in ivuon AUAictj, ?nu icnuit 19 awaited. Scores have their every dollar In the bank. Many Individual accounts are large, in some cases amounting to thousands of dollars. The bank Is responsible for funds belonging to estates, to charitable Institutions, to religious societies, to widows and orphans, our citizens have had the utmost confidence in the bonk, and deposits have poured into It from every quarter or the city, from every branch of business and trade. The popularity of the bank has been wonderful. Deposits have been made lavlBhlv without a shadow of thought of possible evil, such has been the unbounded confidence reposed in the firm and its popularity. The amount of lunds deposited has been great, and now that the suspension has occurred fear has entered a thousand households. The all-absorbing topic en the street is the suspension. Kvery one has news to report of neighbors or fellow merchants or other business men who have money deposited. In every hotel, in evory store, an every street, In every home the suspension Is discussed. One young man, a city ofllcial, bus $yoo, Ills little all, in the bank. Another cltv ofllcial, has auother, the chief ofllcial, f'JOO odd. A town ofTlcial has $l,ooo, his all. In the bank. A merchant who lost heavily by lire not long ago, has, it is reporteu, $.1,000 or $4,000. A clergyman had just deposited his half year's salary. A school ofllcial has $ft,ooo, money to pay for a house being erected. Another, a resident ou Court street, $s,oou. An ex-Judge of the City Court has a large sum In trust. A State street merchant has a large sum remaining from the delunct Dome Insurance Company, deposited by htm as trustee. An ex-army otllcer has $1,200; a prominent grocer, several thousands; a druggist firm, $.3,000, part of it money belonging to an estate. The Qrays have their monumental fund thi>rp lihiiiit. ii/iA 1 I.Iim Nrtfth rtlrpi>l. inluaiiin iiu ; lunds about $450; a merchant tailor, $3,800; a clothing house, $6,u00; a grocery ilrm, $1,000: a newsdealer, $1,000: but to enumerate all would be a long task indeed. Others are deemed lucky ones because they drew out funds Just heiore the suspension. One livery stable dealer drew out $1,300; a State street Arm, $000. Numberless are the rumors which fly about, many or which grow as they fly. The visit of Mr. Scranton on Thursday to New York was discussed. Reports widely varying as to the natnre and result of the errand were circulated. Ruiuors of past complications were disseminated. Every officer of the hank was importuned

ror news. Mr. Scranton himself, evidently tired with the strain, was obliged to give frequent Interviews. When urged tomuke a statement he ' replied that he wished to refrain until he could muko one which would be definite and correct, j He received assurances of undiminished friendship 1 ironi heavy depositors and heartfelt sympathy at . his situation. Deposits changed hands yesterday 1 and the night before, tlfty cents on a dollar being paid in some cases, In others sLxty and seventy-live 1 cents, It Is stated. One quite heavy depositor, It Is reported, purchased $1,000 more, at fifty cents on tlio dollar. Mr. Reach, attorney lor the bank, was Interviewed by depositors, but he assured them of his utter Inability to stato the bank's condition. Meanwhile the denoumeut Is awaited, and, as we 1 have before stated, all wish sincerely the bauk 1 may emerge unscathed. THE OHTARIO LEGISLATURE PROROGUED. Toronto, March 29,1873. > The Ontario Legislature was prorogued to-day bv Ueutcuant Governor Rowland, who delivered , the customary speccdi and gave the royal asseut v bills paaaed during the session. !73?QUADRUPLE SHEETi Tim a nvnriT>A I o-jxi. iaiiixj!a&s. ? The Leavitt Art Gallery Yesterday and , To-Morrow. No one will complain that enough picturesgood, oad and indiircrent?have not been on exhibition and for sale during the past few months. Dp town and down town, from the Academy of Design down to Liberty street, and between Union square and Astor place, auctioneers, artists and exhibitors have been at work, and the voice of the bidder has been heard. Occasionally the season has been varied by a display af line art books the value of which has been enhanced by their antiquarian associations. Something like a new departure is to be detected In tho intermingling of pictures and articles of vertu visible yesterday afernoon and evening, and salable to-morrow aiteruoou and evening, at the Leavltt Art Gallery. It is a sort of marriage accomplished between the boudoir and the picture gallery, the drawing roem und the cabinet. Oil paintings and water colors vie with clocks and silver ware, and we wake from a dreamy admiration of Teniers, or Kolie, or Callow, to stumble against a Stein way Srand or become lost in the shadows of Imhotf A tuckle's orchestrion. It would be a wast of time and English to give extravagant admiration to tho pictures. They comprise oil puluilugs, water colors, pastels, chroinos and engravings. A few of the oil paintings are choice, and among the picture department of tho collection lurk many opportunities lor rare bargains. There are two copies after Teniers; "Salmon," by 11. Rolte (the elder), or London; "Dogs," by George Armlield; "Group of Children," attributed to .sir Joshua Reynolds; "Madonna di Foligno," from the original of J. Mazzotini; "Moonlight," by Bellows, an excellent example of that artist's style; "Farm Yard In Ripley, Surrey," and "Red Lion Inn, Slicere," two of the most interesting numbers or tne collection, by G. Lara; "Shipping in ilarbor," by callow, und about one Hundred und forty other pictures of wldeiy different degrees of merit. Tlio only water-color calling for mention Is "The Place ol St. Mark. Venice.',' Twenty-live engravings, three chromos, and lour pastels by G. G. Fish, constitute the remainder of the gathoilug. The miscellaneous department gives one mnch more to admire. A large orchestrion is placed against the south wall of the smaller room, it was built by Imhsff A Muckle, of London, and bought by Its present possessor lor not less than eight thousand dollars In gold. The mascullue reader, if he ever Indulged In lager beer, may possibly remember the Immense orchestrion which ouce attracted visitors to a popular German saloon on Broadway. Tho Leavltt Instrument Is to that one what champagne is to cider, it may be described as the sublimated essence of orchestra, In which hand music Is boiled down and given In miniature. A new grand piano stands in majestic loneliness upon a handsome rug at the west end or the large apartment. Japanese vases grace marble pedestals and white mirror-tables cen trust with colored porcelain Jars. Bohemian glassware is cheek by jowl with bronze and French Sevres compares with bisque. A par lor centre tame 01 saunwooo, miaia, urines witn it associations Irom the Tullerles, and coat f 1,500. A magic singing bird sports In a gaudy prison, and the aapirutiona we impute to it are mocked by the artificial fiowers holding out ralae promiaea near. Then, there are Persian rugs, musical rabbits, l'arlan figures, Colt's pistols, cut-glass cologne bottles, marble centrepieces, French and antique clocks, walnut and rosewood cases, hron/.c inkstands and candlesticks, smoking tablos, mirror globes, porcelain bowls, music boxes, marble urua and Japanese card receivers. The silverware la of Knglish sterling silver and embraces about forty lots,including all the shining paraphernalia of breakfast and dinner. Some dainty ice cream spoons match with some fruit ditto, and a heavily chased water jug la among the moro attractive and unique pieces. All the time you ure picking your way through this labyrinth of dilettantelsm the orchestrion, with its eight barrels, keeps reminding you of "Zampa" and "Der Freischiltz," with intercalations of "Semiramide," and various popular polkas and operas, until you almost make up your mind that It will be your fate to bid to music and to buy beating time. The miscellaneous department will be sold to-morrow altcruoen, at half-past three; the pictures, to-morrow night at eight. The gallery was open to the public yesterday, and damsels and dowagers, connoisseurs and bargain-hunters, ranged there from ten A. M. to ten P. M. to their hearts' content. The Kensett Pictures?End of the Sale. The sixth and last of the scries of sales constituting the Kensett auction came off last evening at Association Hall. AH through the week the andiences had been large, nearly filling the lower floor of the hall, and Including among their numbers a good many ladies. The pictures whlcn bronght the larges prices were "Beverly Coast, Massachusetts," and "Among the Rocks." The first-mentioned painting was sold on Monday evening for $1,600, the second on Wednesday evening for $1,700. Both were painted by Kensett, and the $1,600 one, having oeen left incomplete, had been finished by Mr. J. W. fasti ear. The sales were attended with deep interest and warm feeling, and conducted by Mr. SomervlUe In good ralth and integrity. The buek of the stage lust night was adorned with a portrait of Mr. Kensett, surrounded with an exqulstto wreath of natural fiowers and Biirmounted by the Seventh regiment flag. Appended are the sum* obtained of $200 and upwards:?Coast of Darien, Conn.?Rootcn Point, $245; Chlcorua, N. H., at Sunset, $200; Indian Council Gromd, $360; Lake Qeorge, $290; Autumu on the Lake, $250; Lake George, $280; The Chief and the Sqntiw, Colorado, $240; Falls on the Wlnooskl, Vt., $300: Theme from the Hudson, $300; Chlcorua, from Friburg, $200; Study of an Old Chestnut, $200; Lake Champlain, $350; Autnmn, $310; KauterskiU Clove, N. Y., $370; Near Gesrgetown, Colorado, $280: The Brook and Birches, $300; On the Missouri River, $290; The Flume, New Hampshire, $210; Black Mountain, $310; White Birches in October, $290; Study of Rocks at Conway, N. II., $300; Niagara Fails, $325; Old Birches and Rocks, $20o; The Coast at Beverly, Mass, $275; The Cascade, $32<>; Mount Mansfield, from Lake Champlain, $305; On the Hudson River, $200; Afternoon in the Ad iron darks, $305; In the Mountains, near Denver. Colorado, $210; Snowy Range and Foot mils from the Valley of Valmount, Colorado, $200; Manchester .Shore, $290; Mount Mansfield, from Mullet's Bay. Lake Champlain, $205; Oaks at Genesee, $210; Study in the Adirondack Mountains, $355. THE WASHINGTON STREET TRAGEDY. Revelation of Shorklng Brutality?Kcrwln Still In Custody. An autopsy was performed yesterday by Deputy Coroner Beach on the body of Catherine Kcrwin, aged forty-six years, who died at the Centre Street Hospital on Friday night from the elTects of the most brntal Ul-treatment, alleged to have been received from her husband, Patrick Kcrwin, a laborer, aged forty-seven years, In their apartments in the tenement honse No. fll Washington street, under circumstances which were lully detailed In the Herald or yesterday, which showed that tne body was well nourished and developed and comparatively free from organic disease, but horribly bruised and disfigured. Several abrasions were found on the face, neck, limbs, shoulders and chest, and there were severe contusions on the hips. Tho lower part of the abdomen had been terribly contused and lacerated, and death hadclearlv resulted from hemorrhage of one of the abdominal arteries, which Is believed to have been ruptired by a kick. coroner Keetian. who has the case in charge, Issued an order for the commitment of Kerwln to await the result of an inquest, which win be held at tne Coroners' office at eleven o'clock to-morrow morning. NEW YORK CITY. The police arrested 1,577 persons last week for various oiTences. There were 446 hlrths, 120 marriages, 519 deaths and 43 still births In the city last week. Four thousand six hundred and seventy vagrants were accommodated at the several station houses with lodging during the post week. Fire Marshal McSpcdon reports twenty-three Arcs for the past week. The loss Is estimated at $k.ot.>, and the Insurance $<w,7oo. Kicven or these flrea were the result of carelessness. Twelve handings have been reported as unsafe during the week ending March 28, and plans for thirty-three new buildings have been submitted tu the Department during the same time. The last of the free warm Winter dinners provided for acwsboysand other needy children by the New York Juvenllo Guardian Society, at 28 l'ark place, durlag the past season, will be given to-morrow, at one o'clock P. M. Prominent speakers will make addresses on the occasion, and the friends of the newsboys are invited to be present. Commissioner Van Nort, of the Department of Public Works, makes the following statement of public moneys received by his Department daring tne week ending yesterday (Saturday) ST thk rotxanroa or Assaaaaanra. For Broadway widening $23,276 Knr Riverside Park opening 12,WJ Kor oilier improvements is,sot $54,677 For water rent and penalties S.d77 For sewer permits 28) From sale ot buildings on Broadway widen- .. ? ing t7.W0 Total receipts $75,1166 The uncollected balances on t#2 assessment ll?ts In the oiiice of the collector of Assessments amount to $8,768,660 70. i WITH SUPPLEMENT. THE HAILS MODDLET Railroad Corporations in Combination Against tiro Government. Meeting of Monopoly Presidents in New York. General Creswell Defines His Position to a Herald Correspondent. He Applies to the Attorney General for Instructions. The Presidents of the several railroad companies, whose names are signed to the appended letter, held a convention of two or three hours' duration yesterday in the Directors' department of the Orand Central depot, to take measures on the growing difficulties seemingly beginning to crop up between them and the railway mall transportation companies, which Huperlnteudent Bangs represents. At the Convention held in Philadelphia no decisive measures were agreed on, nor docB It seem that yesterday's meeting lias resulted in any deflnlte conclusion. Everything was kept strictly private, however, with the exception of the letter underneath, which wus mailed last evening to Washington to Mr. J. A. Cresswell, Postmaster Oeneral. The total difficulty consists in the expressed dissatisfaction of the railroad companies in being obliged, at least tacitly so, to transfer the postal cars attached to express trains at one third of the rates charged on the transfer of ordinary freight cars. This the companies naturally object to, and seem determined to exact dne compensation from the railway mall transportation companies. Hence it is that Mr. Bangs has been negotiating with them for some time past to bring the matter to a decisive arrangement. There is, ou the other hand, an undercurrent of Intelligence or report quite in opposition to the notion of the railroad companies which charges them with the design of altering the postal car system to the disadvantage and Inconvenience of the public, and the Postmaster Oeneral is said to look upon it as an unwarranted attempt to overturn a system of postal transier which he Is Intended to oppose. In case the railroad companies refuse to give up the strong position they have taken in the matter the Postmaster Oeneral ol course will have to succumb or renresent to the Senate a more judicious means of substituting government postal ladllties equal, if not superior, to the present mode of mall transportation. The following Is a true copy of the letter mailed, after adoption by the convention, to the Postmaster Oeneral yesterday Nkw York, March 29,1873, Hon. J. A. Crkhwkll, Postmaster Oeneral, Washington. D. C. Sir?Your telegram of yesterday announcing to the President ol the Philadelphia, Wilmington and Baltimore Kailroad Company that the Senate, before adjourning, instructed a special committee to sit during the recess to consider and report to the next Congress upon the postal relations of the railroad companies and the government lias been submitted to us to-day. Believing as we do that Congress intended to allow the Postmaster Uencral to make reasonable compensation to the railroad companies for the mail service, and being fully assured that they will do so, but painlUilv sensible that this intention is not carried out in the new act, it is with great satisfaction that we are advised of this recent favorable action of the Senate, which we confidently expect will lead to a most thorough investigation of lucts and an impartial determination of what constitutes* reasonable compensation. We shall immediately petition the Senate Committee to grant to the railroad companies uu early hearing, and we respectfully ask that the Postmaster General, or an authorized agent of his department, will be present thereat if granted. But, actuated by the same desire to serve the publlo which has induced us to lurnlsh and run postal cars lor many years past, notwithstanding we have been denied any nay whatsoever for the service, we shall, until a suilk:lent time shall have elapsed to ascertain the views of this special Senate Committee, continue to rnn them, and therelore respectfully request that you will consider the notice which we gave you on the date of January 27, last, suspended for the ^resenkj^^^ per W. H. V. ,N. Y. C. and U. k. RR. Co. D. L. HARRIS. President Connecticut Elver RR. Co. 0. W. CHAPIN, President Boston, N. A. RR. Co. J. EDGAR THOMPSON, President Pcnn. RR. Co., per 6. K., Assistant President. WILLIAM D. BISHOP, President N. Y., N. H. and U. RR. Co. I8AAC HINCKLEY, rrestacnt r. w. ana h. kk. vo. The committee adjourned abont half-past two P. M. The answer ol the Postmaster General to the above document will give the railroad presidents an opportunity to state what further action they intend to take on the matter?not until then do they propose to disclose their Intentions. THE POSTMASTER SEVERAL'S VIEWS. Mr. t'reswcll Thinks the Government Can and Will Break Up the Comblnatlon?His better to the Attorney General. Washington, March 20, 1873. The Postmaster General made the following remarks to your correspondent this evening with reierence to the postal car difficulty:? "They can't preserve the solidity of their combination. We can always break It at some point or other. Take, for Instance, the Western mails out of New York. We could secure one line, say the Erie Railway, and to that road we could throw all the malls and make It an object for It to give us two or three cars every day. Then we could pay that one railway for the entire weight of the mails. If it carries 50,000 pcuuds, under the last bill, it would be compensated lor every pound. That would make a very handsome thing for one railroad. In such case that particular railroad would, of course, give out that It was the great mall line, and thus we conld get the great Western mall through in good time, and only the people along the line of the roads that reruse to carry postal cars would be the sufferers, which would reduce it to a local flght between those roads and the people living along their line. Coming further South, the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad has offered to do anything we want them to do, and by the 1st of June, certainly by the 1st or July, we shall despatch two lines of postal cars by that road, one starting from Baltimore and one from Washington by the Point of Rocks Railroad, which will be finished by that time. Thus all the malls between the East and West would be forwarded In due time. The rallroadB cannot keep up their combination against the government for another reason. The Interests of all differ; no two of them atand on precisely the same footing. The four great roads, the New York Central, the Erie, the Peun sylvanla Central and the Bnlttmore and Ohio railroads, are jealous and dlstrusttal of one another. All the government has to dole to use one of them against the other. Therefore I don't think that the railroads can maintain their combination against the government." The Postmaster General further Informed yonr correspondent that Mr. Bangs, the Superintendent of Transportation, bad telegraphed him yesterday that he expected a definite answer from the refractory roads to-day; bat no despatch having becu received from Mr. Bangs since then, the Postmaster General believes that he left New York this evening and will be here to-morrow morning. Mr. Creswell has sent a letter to the Attorney General to-day, asking his opinion on all the questions arising oat of the complications with the railroad companies, and requesting him to define tho powers of the Post Office Department. As the agent of the government the Postmaster General also proponnded to him the following questions;? What, additional legislation can Congress pass upon the subject, and what Is tho duty of the Post Office Department under the extsting legislation in case tho railroads should refuse to run postal cars ? OKNXRAL CBUWBM-'S I.BTTKH TO TUB ATTORNEY OBNXRAL. In opposition to the statement made In commu nlcattons pnousneu iu uir i ini.uieipnia papers in bchnlfoftbe railroad companies participating in tbe present war upon the postal service, to the effeot that none of the companies who hAve provided and run railway Post Office cars have heretofore received a dollar more of compensation on that account, the Postmaster General shows In a letter this day addressed to the Attorney General that In eases in which the utmost limit of compensation fixed hy law had not been reached, the Department has paid additional rutos, ranging from ten to twentyfive dollars per mile per aauuw lor cars ol Uiu (k description rnnnmg once a day in each dlreat tton, and that these additional rates have generally been readily, and sometimes eagerly^ accepted by the railroad companies; that some tn? deed hare voluntarily offered to provide and rati such cars In advance of any application or anggea* tlon on the part or the Department, and with full knowledge of the rates paid for similar serried when performed at the Department's request. The Post Offlcs Appropriation act, passed at tha late session of Congress, allows compensation at rates ranging from $25 to $50 per mile per annum for postal ears running once a day each way, and does away with the restriction whereby, unde* previous laws, roaas receiving me lugueni. uic pay were prevented from receiving any add!* tional compensation on account of running postal cars. Tlie Post Master General, tn bis letter, propounds several very important Interrogatories. Referring to the companies whs threaten to withdraw the postal cars on the 1st 04 April, he saysjThe roads they control, centering at Neit York, the great commercial emporium of ths country?the point from and to which the largest proportion 01 the mall communication of the country radiates and converges?the exe* cution of their threat wonld entail consequences so serious that I feel constrained ' to Inquire whether the goverpment, m Its management of ths immense postal interests of the citizens In whose be hall it acts, can he thus at the mercy of corpora* tlons or parties like these by whom this menace Is offered, or whether under the laws de* clorlng all railroads post roads, and making It the duty or the Postmaster General to provide for the carriage of the maij on all post roads, er under any other law or lawsa the Government possesses sufficient power, or caa have recourse to suitable measures to protect ths important interests entrusted to Its custody and thus imperilled. Will you, therefore, be pleased, at tne earliest moment practicable, to communicate to me your decision upon the points hereinaltea named, to wit:? First?It railroad companies refuse to carry ove( their roads the malls of the United States and ugents in charge thereof for the compensation prescribed by law, has the government, as repre* sented by the Post Office Department, the tight, and is It Its duty, to convey malls and agents in cars of Its own over said road ? Second? if railroad companies offer to carrji malls as mere freight or baggage, and refuse t? provide suitable postal cars, and to transport sack agents or clerkB as may be necessary to taka charge or and distribute such malls, thereby ea> dangering the safety and retarding the distribution and delivery thereof, Is it the right and dHty of the government to provide and ran npon each roads suitable cars ror the due distribution and delivers of said mails f Third?is it not within the exclnslve power og the department to interpret and enforce the law* so rar as to determine what is right and proper tn the way of accommodations and safeguards tor ths despatch, transportation and distribution of ths malls, aad to require a compliance therewith on the part of railroad companies f Fourth?Can the department make other of greater compensation to railroad companies than that prescribed In the act of Congress of March a 1873 f ^ Fifth?In case the railroad companies or any oi them shall reruse to provide and run postal cars oar their roads as heretofore (or the compensation prescribed by law, advise this department as to ths extent aud nature of Its powers under existing legislation to provide against the delays, losses ann inconveniences resulting therefrom. Sixthr?Has Congress power under the constfto* tlon to confer npon this department greater authority and control over the railroads 0< ths country In connection with the postal service than that now possessed, and If so, state the extent and scope of the legislative powers In that diieo* tlon t DEATH OF JOSEPH JACKSQB. A (Harderon Assault off Three Team Ago Results In Death. An (nn noat \ma a hol/1 vAotasdaw Ktr Pavanss ITaa AAA AAJI^UVOU nao uutu j gaiiGi uaj uj uvivuci acqi nan In relation to the death of Joseph Jackson, aged sixty years, at his residence. No. 60 West Ninth street, en last Friday, from cerebral apo< plexy, following violence at the hands of threat thieves, on March 18, 1870, as then frilly reported lq the Hhhald. It may be remembered that Mtv Jackson, who was formerly a well-known pawnbroker In Grand street, near Greene, wag a prominent member of the Tammany Han democracy, and also of the Americas Clab. A( the time of receiving his injaries It appeared that three unknown men had been seen watching hid store. Soon altorward they entered and pre* scntcd him with a note pnrportlng to have beet* written by Moses Mehrbacb, a brother of ex-Alder* man Mehrbacb, who, according to the note, desired Mr. Jackson to call upon him at once on On* portant business. Mr. Jackson, suspecting thg genuineness or tbe missive, sent his shop boy tot ask Mr. Mehrbach what was wanted. As soon ad tbe lad left the three strangers expressed a desire to examlno some diamond Jewelry, and, while Mr. Jackson was In tbe act of shown lng them the jewelry, one of them felled him to the Door by a biovd upon the head with a long, old-rashioncd Iron clock weight. The miscreants then stole a large quantity or jewelry and took Mr. Jackson's watch from his pocket, alter which they decamped, leaving him insensible on the floor. A few moments later tae boy?who had been told by Mr* Mehrbacb, who suspected some sinister design on the part of those who had written the note, whlcH was, of coarse, counterfeit, to rnn back quickly?, returned and found his employer lying on thq floor bleeding and apparently dying. The police were immediately notltled and search was made log the robbers, but without avail. Meanwhile Mr. Jackson partially recovered, and large rewards were shortly afterwards offered for the apprehension audi conviction of the guilty parties. Several persons were arrested, but as none of them could be identU fled they were discharged. A few months subsequently, however, while Dotectlves Lyon and King, of the Tenth precinct, were passing through Division street they sam Daniel Whrittner, anas "Honey" VVhrlttner, Francis Diegan and one Eagan standing on the corner! of Division and Ehlridge streets. The detectives arrested the trio as suspicious persons, and when the prisoners were searched a watch, which proved to be the one which had been stolen from Mr. Jackson, was found In Whrlttner's pocket. In September of tho same year the prisoners wers tried In tho Court of General Sessions for felonious assault upon and robbery of Mr. Jackson, and upon conviction Whrittner and Diegan were sentenced to nineteen years and six montng each, and Kagan to eighteen years and six month* at hard labor In tho State Prison at Sing Sing, where they still remain. As the prisoners cannot be again placed tn jeopardy for the offence of which they were committed, the lnqnest yesterday was simply In compliance with the prescribed legal formalities, and a verdict was rendered in accordance with tho * UMHI. THE nASOXIC FAIR. New Feature* of Attraction?The An torn u tic Chanticleer?"The Dntehman't Dream"?1The Educated Hog and Othet Wonders. The crowds which flock nightly to Apollo Halt nnd throng the mazes or the great fair do not groir any less In magnitude, and the Interest In tha splendid display still continues as great as at first. Recently there have bee^ some improvementa made in its arrangement, giving more room fog the perambulation of'visitors and consequently causing a greater influx of money Into the coffers of the treasury. The supper room has been emptied of Its tables and chairs and filled with stands and decorations, so that It now presents as brilliant and ptcturesqne a scene as any other portion of the fatr. The restaurant is now ressovid to the other side of the corridor Into an ante-room, where Ices, creams, cakes and other delicacies aro served In very good quality. By this change tha "crowing rooster" has been obliged to make a mitration to new quarters, where, however, His ordshlp holds forth as lustily as ever, and Is tenderly cared ror by a pretty little blonde lady, who smiles as olten as he,sounds his clarion notes. An immense marble clock forms the pedestal of this remarkable bird, and Its ponderous hand marks the lapse of five minutes every time that he crows. Amdner remarkable automatic wonder is that called "The Dutchman's Dream," a small butldlngt In and about which there are lorty-two figures, all busily employed in variotu ways and all continaalijr in motion. This marvel of mechanism Is visited by thousands, and the admission fee of ten cents produces a large revenue. The various chances which are offered In pianos, Jowelrv, Roiil watches, Ac., (rain many subscriptions, and several prizes have already heen awarded to Inck.v winners. Several charitable devices ar? also very anccessftil. A miniature widow, attired In weeds of deepest mourning and holding In hand a wicker basket, Is carried ai>out by smalt boys and pretty girls, with the touching appeal, "Please help the widow?only one penny I" The stand of the Puritan Lodge, at the foot ol the stairs leading to the gallery, la very prettllr arranged, and possesses one treasure that should attract a good deal of attention. This is a small painting, by Mr. E. L. Henry, representing "tho North Ktvor tietween New lork and Jersey City at night," and Is very finely executed. The finish is excellent and tiie effects well studied, and It is doubtful If there Is anything in the fair more really J worthy or notice. It was presented to the Puritan < Lodge bv the artist. I one of the new and additional wonders ofthetalf Is "the educated hog, lien," whose ecoontrlcitiea of venms excite much attcnUou (root small cmis I dt'-'U.

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