Newspaper of The New York Herald, April 10, 1873, Page 4

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated April 10, 1873 Page 4
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THE COURTS. THE BAIK OF EHGLA1S FOBGERT. Examination of McDonnell, the Alleged Bank of England Forger? Argnment on the Writ of Habeas Oorpns. BUSINESS IN THE OTHER COURTS. In the case of Simon Donan and Christopher Flo*d, tried in the United States Olrcalt Court, j belore Judge Benedict, on a charge of Illicitly re moving whiskey from the Spring Valley distillery, the Jury were discharged without having agreed t* a verdict; eight of the Jurors were for acqvlttal and tour for conviction. The argussent upon the writ ef habeas corpus In the case of George McDonnell, who Is charged with complicity In the great frauds upon the Hank of England, was continued yesterday In the United States Circuit Court, before Judge Woodruff. The Judge, having heard counsel at both sides fully, took the papers ami reserved his decision. Yesterday Patrick Kltzmaurice gave ball In $1,000 before Commissioner Shields on a charge of forging the name of Michael O'Grady to a Post Offlce order for $10 and obtaining the money. The accused claims that he bad O'Grady's authority for acting as he did. In the Coart of Oyer and Terminer yesterday, ilichard Parkins, who pleaded guilty to snatching money from a bank messenger, was sentenced by Juuge Brady to three yearB and six months In the State Prison. The trial of John Fitzglbbons, charged with killing Michael O'Hara with a hatchet on last Christmas night, was set down lor to-day, and that of George Shelllln, lndleted lor the mnrder of his wife, was set down for next Monday. A verdict for $4,020 40 was yesterday obtained against the city in a suit brought in the Court of Common Pleas, before Juuge J. P. Daly. The suitor was Eugene McLean, and the verdict for services as City Surveyor. A trial was commenced yesterday in the Su preme Court, Circuit, before Judge Davis, in a suit brought by u theatrical stage managor, of this city, against the proprietors of the Boston Globe Theatre for damages on account of failure in a contract t* produce a certain version of Sardou's "Fernande." The trial will, doubtless, occupy two or three days. Comptroller Green having refused to pay tho claim of a Mr. Morris against the Cr?ton Aqueduct Beard, application was made yesterday before Judge Fancher, at Supreme Court, Chambers, for a mandamus compelling its payment. The manda mus was granted. Yesterday, in the General Sessions, Recorder Hackett sentenced Edward Murphy and Michael Cannon, who were each convicted of separate charges of robbery in the first degree, to the State Prisen lor twenty years. Murphy struck a gentle man and robbed him ol his valise, and Cannon, in conjunction with anether, assaulted a lady in ttie daytime and robbed her of a gold chain. A few such sentences as these will put a stop to the daring robberies which are of constant occurrence In this city. THE GREAT BANK OF ENGLAND F0KGEBY. Thf McDonnell Habeas Corpus Catc?Jir fiument Upon the Writ? The Accused Declared by the Prosecution to Have Been a Convicted Forger In This City. Yesterday the argument upon the writ of habeas corpus sued out In the Dinted Staves Circuit Court by George McDonncll, who is accused of complicity iu the great frauds upou the Bauk ol England, was continued before Judge Woodruff. Mr. Charles M. Da Costa and Mr. F. F. Marbury Appeared as counsel for the British government, which has made a aetnuud upon the government of the United States lor iho extradition of the pris oner. McDonnell was present with his counsel, Mr. Brooke and Mr. Dos 1'assos. ARGUMENT OK PKISO.VER'S COUNSEL. Mr. Brooke, counsel for the prisoner, in the course of hi* argument in support of the writ, Bald the substance of the crime should be set forth, the nature and the time of the forgery. There was nothing in the warrant specially de scribing the offence of forgery. He, the prisoner, was charged with forging two bills of exchange in London; but in the warrant the offence was gener ally described, and this lett the prisoner withont notice as to the particular offence he would have to meet. The complaint was made upon informa tion and beliel by Mr. Archibald, the British con sul, that the defendant at London, in conjunction with Noyes and Bidwell, did forge two several bills of exchange on the Bank of England, and did conspire with the said persons to commit this fraud. There was a variance as to the description of the prisoner, between the mandate and the com plaint. The mandate did not show that the person, George McDonnell, charged In the requisition, was the same person. In 1842 the treaty included a clause to the effect that persons charged with uttering forged paper should be given up on requi sition, the treaty in that respect differing from the Jay Treaty of 17M, which had reference to the crime ?I forgery only. The charge set out in the warrant must he specific enough to show that the Commis sioner had authority to act under the mandate. There i^ust be an allegation on the lace of the complaint, referring to the maudate, show ing that the case is the one upon ?which the mandate has been issued by the President, and on which the requisition has been made by the British government. In no part of the complaint was there an intimation that the British government had made a requisition to the government of the I nlted States. Judge lllatch ford had held that that was necessary and material to the proceeding. The warrant most necessarily describe the offence and the circumstances sur rounding it, The prisoner was not described in the mandate as he Is alleged In the warrant to be described in the mandate. As to the issuing <>t the mandate, counsel said, under a decision of the Court, the Court could not go into any review of the circumxthuces which led the Executive to is?ue it, 'ihere was another question upon this allegation in the complaint and the war rant. There must be reciprocity between the gov ernments of both countries us to the execution of this treaty, and the offences upon which extradi tion might be demanded should be offences against laws common to both countries, counsel quoted from "Clark's Law of Extradition" In support of I lils argument. The mandate was snrtlcient, but the forgery should be set out specifically In the com plaint and the warrant. There must be set out on the face of the complaint and the warrant all that was sufficient to show the jurisdiction of the Court. It must show on its face nv descrip tion an offence common to the jurisdiction of both countries, Counsel alluded to the case of the St. Albans raiders, and said that If under the decisions he had referred ta ? those relating to Helnrlch and Farez? -and if the points in respect to the warrant and the complaint were good, there was, of course, no:hing left lor the Court but to discharge the relator, tie submitted, as an ele mentary principle of law, that every Intend ment was to he taken against the Government and In lavor of the prisoner; that everything suffi cient to (five the Commissioner authority must be affirmatively set out in the complaint, so that the prisoner should have full notice of the charge he lmd to meet. In this case that wax the right of the prisoner. The mandate was Issued on the 13th ot March, and the complaint having been previously lwued It was within the power of the British government to give a full and proper description or the forgery charged. The warrant was offered in evidence by the British government as the original warrant is sued by the Lord Mayor of London, to which he bad objected. The Court said this was not the time to dlscnss that question, as tne examination was going on before the Commissioner. Mr. Brooke said be would show that there was no proof of a forgery having been committed at mi. The prisoner had a right to demand prool of the fact that a crime had been committed if complaint bad been made against him. From the 13th of March, when the mandate was issued, to the 26th, when the prisoner was examined before the Com missioner, there was ample time for the British government to present evidence that the crime of forgery had been committed, and they were not thereafter entitled to deprive him of his liberty for the purpose of getting evidence of the forgery. The counsel for the Bank of Eng land had stated at the examination that lie bad depositions In his possession, but that tliev were not properly authenticated, ami he then said that a special messenger had left England that <lav With depositions properly authenticated. Tne prisoner was detained in custody by reason of the failure of the British government to present evi dence against him. When crime was charged the first luuuirv should be if a crime was committed. ana that Doing established, the next step was to allow what connection, it any, the prisoner had with the crime. Hut In this case that was not done. The British government merely called a police officer who producer a warrant, signed by the lj<trd Mayor of London, which warrant the of ficer did net see signed, though he stated that he was lamiltar with the handwriting of the Lord Mayor, having often seen him write. Mr. Justice Nelson had held that this was au irregular and loose mode of proceeding. It was scarcely proper to call a police officer to prove the Jurisdiction of a magistrate. AKQIIMKN'T KOR THE PROBKOUTION. Mr. Da Costa then followed, on the other side, on behalf of the British government, lie was pro ceeding t* make some remarks on the law, when Judge Woodruff said that the question as to the sufficiency of the papers, whether, in fact, there was anything lu them 011 which the prisoner should be held ceuld not, as he thought, be raised on a motion to quash the writ of habeas corpus. Mr. l>a Costa continued to say that berore the act of 184b there was much doubt as to whether the Judiciary could interfere in the execution of the law in extradiction cases. In Prance a different rule prevailed; there the execution of these mat ters was regarded in a political sense, lie con tended that under the act of Congress certain offi cers had been designated to hear and determine the question ef criminality of persons charged un der this extradition law. Was it ever allowed un der this act to renew a question of fact before the Court f Judge Woodruff said that, in the present stage of the case, the question of the competency or the evidence before the commissioner would not be considered. Mr. Da Costa said he took the point that this writ should not Issue during the pendency of the proceed iags heiore the Commissioner. The defendant was under arrest in a court of competent Jurisdiction, and the question was whether, that being so, the writ could issue. He contended that the warrant and the proceedings under it were regular. The complaint was sworn to, and it set out the offence with sufficient particularity. Ills Honor had held In the Farez case, that he did not believe respect need lie paid to any particalar special language in the complaint; and Judge Shlpman said a warrant should set forth clearly but briefly the substance of the offence; that the warrant need not be drawn with the nicety of au indictment lor llual trial, but it shoild set lorth the material features of the offence. Had they not in this case shown in the warrant that McDonnell had been charged with the ofteuce of lurging two bills of exchange for ?1,000 each in the city of Loudon r It was a notorious fact that the prisoner arrived in this city on the 20tn of March ; lie left on the 8th ; on the 26th of March they went on with the examination, and it should be remembered that those parties charged with this great crime were now in custody, alter having attempted to commit for geries that would have amounted to millions of dollars. This attempt was discovered by the merest accident. The Court ought to know that tlioy were dealing with a notorious counterfeiter, one who had been convicted in this city of passing forged checks and had served out a period in the States Prison. Alter reciting the fuels of the case as they have appeared before the Commissioner, Counsel told the Court they were ?ot dealing with an innocent person, that McDonnell was known to the police of this city as a prolesslonal forger, and that in 1808 lie was convicted of obtaining dia monds from Tiffany & Co. on a forged and spurious check. Judge Woodruff? Is there any proof of that? Mr. Da Costa? No; we have not given It yet; but I state ii on my own responsibility. We should act In good faith towards the British government, especially as it happens that the persons who have committed those frauds are persons who have un fortunately come Irom this side of the Atlantic. I contend that Your Honor, even if yeu should come to tlio conclusion that the warrant is defective, ought to remit the prisoner back to the custody of the Marshal. We submit that the complaint aud warrant are sufficient. Mr. P. P. Marburv followed on the same side, making some remarks upon the nature el extradi tion treaties. He held, under the authority of Chancellor Kent, that treaties ol this kiud had all the sanctity Of law. The object of the mandate was to prevent unauthorized persous putting in force the machinery of the government in regard to matters of extradition. Alter a brief but comprehensive reply by Mr. Brooke, 011 the part of the accused. Judge Weodraff took the papers and reserved his decision. BUSINESS IN THE OTHER COURTS. SUPREME COURT? TRIAL TERM-PART 2. A Theatrical Contretemps? "Feraande" ? Salt for Damage*. Before Judge Davis. James Schonberg, the stage manager of Wallace's Theaire, lias brought salt against Arthur Cheney for damages in failing, as alleged, to fulfil a con tract to perform a version of Sardou's play of "Fer nando" la the Globe Theatre of Boston. The suit came to trial yesterday. In April, 1870, Mr. bchon berg prepared his translation of this popular drama and advertised that he was ready to nego tiate for its production with theatrical managers. In response to ibis advertisement John II. Selwyn, manager of the Globe Theatre, seat a telegram Inquiring the terms upon which a copy of the play would be furnished. He was informed that fao would be charged for each performance. These terms, as alleged, were accepted, and a manuscript copy or the play was sent on by Air. Schonberg. Ail due preparations were made for its performance, and the play was announced for the 7th of May. The pla.v. however, was net pro duced, though several subsequent announcements were made of its coming production. Meantime another version was produced In this city. Mr. Schonberg claims $ 1,000 damages. The principal derence is that the version of Mr. Scbonberg was not adapted for scenic representation and that It could not be properly produced. The trial will probably last several days, and will give theatrical mauagers an opportunity as experts to pronounce upon the necessary features to be Incorporated 111 a play to guarantee its popularity and success. COURT OF OYER AND TERMINER. Before Judge Bradr. Case* of Fltzglbbunu and Shetflin. Among the parties at present conllned in the Tombs nnder indictment for murder are John Fltzgibbons and George 8. Sheifiln. The former is charged with killing with an axe, on last Christ mas night, Michael O'llara, in a tenement house corner ol Forty-second street and Second avenue. The charge against the latter is the Killing ol his wife, the homicide having occurred last January in a tenement house I11 Eleventh street. For both these parties Mr. Howe appeared as counsel; but owing to the absence of material witnesses neither case could be tried yesterday. Alter some discussion tbc trial of Fltzglbbona was set down for to-day. COURT OF GENERAL SESSIONS. Two Highway Robhen Sent Each to the State Prison for Twenty Year*? A Ter rible Warning to Thieves Who Iiob Ladles in Midday. Before Itecorder Hackett. The first case tried by the jnry in this Court yes terday was a charge of robbery in the first degree against a young man named Kdward Murpny. John North, the prosecutlug witness, who Is a mechani cal engineer, testified that as he was walking through Tenth avenue on the morning of the 12th of February, at about half-past seven o'clock, with a roll of drawings in one hand and a leather bag in the other, he met the prisoner, lie was near fifteenth street, and paid, "Hoss, shan't I carry your ralisc ?" Mr. North made no reply and passed on ; but when he got to Eighteenth street Murphy passed liirn on a run, snatched the bag and struck lum a blow under the neck. The complainant made a motion as if to take out a revolver, and the thief dropped the bag and escaped. Mr. North reported the atratr at the station house, and an officer ar rested Murphy on the .list of March upon another charge of highway robbery. The complaluant im mediately identified Murphy as the man who struck and robbed him. A verdict of guilty was rendered by the jury with out a moment's hesitation. The District Attorney informed Ills Honor that Murphy belonged to one of the worst gangs iu the city, and that a wituess In this case had informed an M fllcer that be was afraid to come into Court and testify lest his life should be taken. The Heeorder, in passing sentence, said that he had hoped that the severe sentences recently paxsed by Judge Brady and Judge Sutherland would prove a warning to murderers and highwaymen, but he regretted to find that these crimes of violence were on the Increase. Iu order to teach the villains of whom Murphy was a representative another lesson, Mis Honor said he would sentence him to the state prison for twenty years. Michael Cannon, jointly indicted with John (Jurtz for robbery, was tried upon the charge, a plea of guilty of larceny from the person having been re ceived by the District Attorney, from Gurtz. The testimony in this case was brief and conclusive. Mrs. Lvdla Doty, residing at the St. James Hotel, was walking through Twentieth street, near Irving place, about eleven o'clock on the morning of the 3d of this month, accompanied by her two daughters. Gurtz gave tier a violent blow, and in snatching for ner watch broke the chain and took part of It with him, but did not succeed in taking the watch. Can non came up immediately and inquired what was the matter. He looked so suspicious that she said, '?I believe you are an accomplice, and If a polire man were here I would have you arrested." Mrs. Westervelt, the daughter oi the previous witness, detailed the occurrence and said that her sister pursued t.urty and a policeman captured him. Officer Delaney, a mounted policeman, swore that he arrested (lurtz and lound the iragments of a gold chain on his person. John Gurtz, the co-defendant, was used as a wit nous by Mr. KtHSftcll, uiui buid iimt ho kuf w Cunnon two or three years, and upon tliu day of this lar ceny lie (Cannon) shoved him against the lady saying, "Go lor it," meaning to snatch the watch and chain. Michael Cannon wiw sworn la tua own bcUalX, and said tnat no wan wanting behind Gurtz, and did not know that he wan going to Hteal. The jury rendered a verdict oi guilty. Assistant District Attorney Ruasell informed Ills Honor that there was another indictment against Cannon for larceny from the person. A few weeks before Christmas, while a Mrs. Hughes was walk ing through Twentieth street, Cannon came up to her and snatched her purse, which contained a diamond and a cameo ring. Upon hearing of his arrest on this other charge? and it was a some what singular coincidence that Mrs. Doty and her sell were iatlmate friends? she immediately identi fied him as the person who had robbed her. The Recorder, iu his prompt and sententious style, addressed the prisoner as follows "Twenty years in the State prison. " tiurty was sent to the State prison for five years. EmbtiiUniciit, Theodore B. Lippencott pleaded guilty to an in. dtctment charging him with embezzlelng $108 from his employers, W. M. Tllden A Co., on the 10th of March. He was remanded lor sentence. COURT CALENDARS? THIS DAY. Supremb Coitkt? Circuit? Trial Term? Part 1? Held by Judge Faneher.? Nos. 781, 879>4, 465, 947, 1015, 923, 973, 789, 457, 101 1>?, 1 y? 7H, 13X, 47, 109, 145 X, 301 M, 099. 817, 823 y? I'art 2? Held by Judge Davis.? Nos. 99 i%, 690, 980, 672)i, 14 , 442, 2338 652, 912, 1008, 1086, 990, 1617, 1618, 1619, 552, 668*. Supreme Court? chambers? Held by Judge Bar rett.? Nos. 76, 77, 80, 83, 87, 120, 121, 129, 151, 162, 153. 154, 227. Call 165. Superior Court? Part 1? Held by Judge Freed mail.? Nos. 2039, 1287, 2029. 2149, 339, 2151, 2153, 2155, 2157, 2159, 2161, 2163, 2109, 2173, 2185. I'art 2.? Held by Judge Curtis.? Nos. 726, 1256, 1384, 138(1, 1518, 1578, 2026, 880, 540, 1000, I486, 1594, 1618, 1620, 1022, 1624, 1626, 1028. Court or Common Pleas? Part 1? Before Judge Dalv.? N?S. 1930, 612, 013, 1494, 1972, 1699, 1892, Q32, 1352, 1821. 1246, 632, 1909, 3210, 1838. Part 2? Held by Judge Larreinore.? Nos. 3270, 2H07, 1095, 2077, 2078, ,2079, 2080, 2081. 2083, 2084, 2085. 208B, 2087, 2088, 2090. Equity Term? llefore Judge Uoblnsou.? Nos. 05, 07. 30, 53, 57, 59, 03, ?>?. Court of Appeals.? Nos. 57, 68, 59, 23, 49, 62, 46, 74, 184. Marine Court? Trial Term? Part 1? neld by Judge Curtis.? Nos. 1044, 1780, 1804, 1906, 2320, 2286, 1834, 1293, 1875, 1S79, 1881, 1883, 1885, 1889, 1882. I'art 2? Held by Judge Spauldlng.? Nos. 1658, 1779. 1842, 1091, 1785, 1798, 2198, 1761, 1649, 1767, 1792, 1860, 1846, 1874, 1876. Part 3? Held by Judge llow land.? Nos. 2297, 2324, 2317, 2183, 1873, i860, 1888, 1890, 1892, 1893, 1894, 1890, 1900, 1904, 1905. BROOKLYN COURTS. CtJURT OF OYER AND TERMINER. John Van Syekle Acquitted. Before Judge Tappen and Associate Justices. The trial of John Van Syekle for tho alleged poisoning of his wife was concluded yesterday, and resulted, as was anticipated, in the acquittal of the accused. Alter the opening of the c#urt Judge Tappen delivered his charge to the jury, who there upon retired to deliberate. They went out at about eleven o'clock aui returned shortly after twelve with their verdict of acquittal. The prisoner ex pected such a verdict. His children, wh? had been in attendance each day of the trial, were over joyed at the result. Vau Syekle was Immediately released, and left the Court room with his children and his counsel, Mr. Charles spencer. SUPREME COURT-SPECIAL TEMII. Lucette Armstrong to be Released. Before Judge Tappen. Judge Tappen yesterday derided to roleaso Lu cette Armstrong, the imprisoned witness in the Goodrich case, on bail In the sum of $1,000, one surety. The bail was not furnished up to last evening, aud Lucette remained at the Raymond Street Jail. No new developments have been made in the ease, and the police are unable to obtain any clew to the whereabouts of the suspected mur derer of Mr. Goodrich, the Spaniard Roscoe. PUBLIC EDUCATION. The Commissioners of Common Schools In Session? Standing Committees for the Ensuing Year? The Election of Cleric Deferred. The newly appointed Commissioners of Educa tion held an adjourned meeting in the ball, corner of Grand and Kim streets, yesterday afternoon, and as at the previous session were honored with a very large and very promiscuous gathering of politicians aud other curious people In the lobby. A large amount of routine business, comprising generally communications from trustees in rela tion to excusing certain teachers for absence on account of sickness, or calling attention to various trivial matters In the wards, were read and promptly disposed of by referring tlieiu to the appropriate committees, Mr. Nellson's previous experience In the position, as well as his former presidency of the Hoard of Brokers, enabling him to transact the bnslness with ease and despatch. Among the miscellaneous communications was one from the JSanitary Superintendent, of the depart ment, I)r. R. J. O'Sulllvan, accompanied by a rec commeudatlon, signed by a number of leading physicians and medical professors In this city, recommending him to the Bourd as a person emi nently (inalltled in every war for the position ho now holds. The communication was referred to the Committee on Teachers. The standing com mittees had been previously announced as fol lows:? Finance?' Vermilye, Cushlng, Dowd, Beard sley and sellgman. Teachcrs? Halstead, Kelly. Dowd. Traud, Brown. Huildiin ;s? Dowd, Patterson, Lewis, Hoe, Town send. supplies? Beardsley, Mattnewson, llalstead, Wet more, Hoe. Auditing? West, Trand, Jenkins, Cushlng, Kelly. Sites and New school*? Patterson, Klamrotn, Townsend, Vermilye, Lewis. course of studies? liTovrn, Man, Farr, Traud, Kelly. School Furniture? Wetmore, lloe, Sellgman, Jen kins, Cushlng. Normal schools? Fan, Brown, Klaiuroth, Town send. Halstead. Evening Schools? Matthewson, Townsend, Jen kins, Traud, Vermilye. Colored Schools ? Cushlng, Patterson, West, Wet more, Dowd. Warming and Ventilation? lloe, Matthewson, Cushlng, Beardsley, Kelly. H\jla>rs? Townsend, Man, Beardslev, West, Farr. The Chairman, Mr. Neilson. suggested that Inas much a-< there was some question about the Hoard and its finances, it would oe well to refer the mat ter to the Committee on Bylaws, to examine and report. Mr. West offered a resolution In accord ance with the suggestion and It was unanimously adopted. On motion of Mr. Dowd, the Finance Committee was directed to examine and report on the subject of reducing the salaries of clerks and attaches of the Hoard. Mr. Cushlng was, at his request, excused from serving on the Finance Committee, on motion of Mr. Matthewson, amended by Mr. Townsend, It was decided that questions of excusing teachers for absence should be referred to the Committee on Teachers, with power; provided, in case the decision of the com mittee should be against (lie teachers, that the teachers shall have ine rtjrlit. of appeal to the Hoard. Mr. Fakk then moved that the Board proceed to the election of a clerk. The politicians and others In the lobby drew long breaths, as ir getting ready for a tussle. Mr. Man rose very quietly, noRllng a copy of the manual In hts hand, and said? If I understand the rules the election must be held at a stated meeting of the Board. This, I believe, is not a stated meeting, and I raise that point of order. President. Neilson quickly declared the point of order w$U taken. This, of course, threw the election of cleric over nntll tne next meeting, much to the disgust of some of the Assistant Alder men and other small politicians, who evinced their chagrin by putting on their hats and swinging themselves out of the room. On motion of Mr. Matthewson the Hoard then adjourned, TRfSTKES OF THE CITY COLI.BOK. Immediately alter the adjournment of the Board ?f Education the members assembled as the Board of Trustees of the college of the City of New York. The Secretary, Mr. L. D. Klernan, called (lie meet ing to order, and, on motion of Mr. Farr, Mr. West was made President protem. Mr. Beardsley moved to proceed to the election of President tor the en suing year. A ballot was taken, which resulted as follows:? Mr. Neilson, twenty-one; , one. (The President of the College being ex-tijifcio a member of the Board of Trustees accounts for tho twenty-two votes.) Mr. Fakb then moved that the President appoint an executive committee of seven members, but after an explanation from President Webb, he amended his motion to provide lor a committee of eight, in addition to the President or the college. This was adopted and the President appointed as such committee, Messrs. Man, Dowd, Beardsley, Kiamroth, Keliy, Townsend, Vermilye and .scllg man. The Board shortly after adjoarncd. COMPTROLLER'S RECEIPTS. Comptroller fireen reports the following amounts paid yesterday Into the city treasury :? RKCKITKR OP TAXKS. From taxen, Proton rent and Info-rent $5 2fi9 COLLMJ TO II or AS!<K.?!??IV MTU. From fl?eii*menU lor street openings end Jjnpzu?e ??m? 61,789 Rt'liKAtr or iHRRAH* From arrears of taxes, assessments, Proton rent mid interest 13 288 RI7RKAU or CITY RRVRftCX. From ground rent, house rent, market rents and lees ft, 409 Total $H5,721 COMPTROLLER'S PAYMENTS. Comptroller Oreen paid yesterday the salaries and wages of superintendents and laborers on croton Aqueduct from lllgU UrlJgu to C rot on Dam, ?M7i ZD. NEW YOBK EAST CONFERENCE. Seventh ?* y'n Proceedings?Closing Up the Business? Admission of Candi dates on Trlsl^lxsmlnlsg Com mittees Appointed? Conference Statis tics? Appointments for 1874? Adjourn ment Sine Die. The devotions yesterday were led by Rev. John Parker. Bishop Foster presided. Dr. B. P. Adams was excused from further attendance on the Con ference. Kev. J. C. Thomas presented the report of the Tract Society, calling attention to a more general diffusion of this kind of literature. The stewards reported their receipts $10,154, being

$877 33 less than last year from collections; from the Conference trustees, $500; from the chartered fund, $100; balance previously on hand. $107. Total, $10,801 99. The disbursements amounted to the same sum, $10,801 99. The Committee on the Bible Cause reported In recommendation of that cause to the attention 01 the brethren. The Committee on the Episcopal Fund reported the whole amount collected In the Conference by clicks, cash and vouchers as follows:? New York district, $827 97; Long Island South, $188 50; Long Island North, $4;io 60; Bridgeport district, $133 85; New Haven, $204 56; envelopes, $3 93. Of this sum $938 90 were received in checks, and the balance in vouchers. Total. $1,841 24. The Statistical Secretary, Kev. 0. Bachman. nomi nated a statistical committee of two from each dis trict to prepare their matter as far as possible for the next year. They were elected. He v. j w Barnhardt moved that tne present committee on the publicatiou of the minutes bo continued also so that the minutes may be published early and ac curately. They were so appointed, with power THE EXAMINING COMMITTEES l''UIl 1874 were appointed as follows:? Preparatory C'ounw-Revs. N. o. Chenev. P P Tower, C. B. tord, C. S. Williams and C. \V. Lyon Mrstrear?V. c. Hill, s. M. Hammond L w Abbott, T. li. Littlewood, J. Parker 2d. ' * Second I'ear?H. C, Clover, Joseph Smith, J. s Breckeuridge, J. S. Willis, E. J. llayncs. Third rear? Revs. A. C. Eggleston, J. E Smith J. Pullman, C. M. Olffln, J. M. Buckley. fourth lmr-0, P. Ketteli, (i. w. Woodruff, L. S. Weed, J. A. M. Chapman, S. II. Piatt. Of Local Preachers jOr Deacon'' 8 Orders R. Mere dith, w. Lawrence,'!'. Steveuson, J. I'egg, Jr. c Bachman. ??., v. Qr Local Deacons for Filler's Orders? G. H. Good sell, J. A. Roche, W. H. Thomas, J. W. llarnhardt, J. Vv. Simpson. To Preach Annual Missionary Sermon? 3. W. Beach; alternate, W. H. Tlisnias. Reports on education, coininendlng the several collegiate and academic institutions ol the Church, on Ladies and I'astors' Christian Union and others were presented and adopted. Tko Statistical Secretary read the STATISTICS OF THE CONFEKENCE Of which the following are the most important:? Membership 36,'.W5 Collpctions 1 robalionurN 4,053 Missionary, $il 152 Local preachers... 226 Ch. exUssion.... 2;ifi7 Churches. 2B8 Tract Society.... 1513 Value $4,225,7t)0 S/ S. Union 1 fiuo Parsonages Kreed men's Ahl. 646 J alue $702,201) Biblo Socict.v. ... 2,3<>7 ?!!in /i'L.1" 1'i ""i." Cont. claimants. u.tou Scholars ami teuch- Bishop's Kriend. 1.903 cr" 45,170 Woni. Miss. Hoc.. 8]oti2 A discussion arose on the propriety of giving credit to churches lor their subscriptions, thomrh no vouchers or money had been paid in. This could not be done, according to the discipline, and it was resolved to add to all such churchcs in tiio published minutes an explanatory foot note, m, ? REPORTS? MISCELLANEOUS, rhe Committee on Periodicals reported, memoirs were read for a couple or deceased wives of minis ters and officers were elected lor the Ladies and Pastors' Christian Union. Revs. N. M. Olmstead and W. C. Hoyt were granted a superannuated relation, and Revs. 11. P. I'ease, J. s. lnskip and S. C. Keeler were granted supernumerary relations. The committee on the Rockvllle Centre church difficulty reported that the suits already had on this caBe had gone against the Conference. $i soo had been expended, about $eoo ot whlcn the Con ference was In whole or in part responsible for Tko committee asked to be discharged. Crantcd and a new committee appointed to withdraw the case irom the Court of Appeals, whither 11 has been taken, and to provide for the expenses so far in curred. Recess. Afternoon Session. Puller offered prayer at the opening, alter which a number of resolutions compliment ary and routine were adopted. The admission of candidates on trial, laid over two days ago, was takeu up and A. A. Belmont. A. L s Wintleld Scott Morrison, Rev. S. Eld ridge, J. H. Ham, Guy S. Frazev David F. 1 iorce, Chas. A. Cowper, were admitted on trial ? >^ran?.v. Brothers Charles H. Travis and II. P. Odell were sent to the New York Conferenc e (without being admitted), where places are readv off. '1.1, 1 ?e, aPP?cations of Ephralm Watt, J. H. Battel sbee, W. P. Markincke, N. L. Porter and il'Jv i" n admission were withdrawn. JirlL i1 "lley W1W t?? preach the Conference sermon next year, with W. n. Boole alternate. Some notices were given, the minutes were read and adopted, the Bishop briefly ad! 'JrllrTJ ? Conference, alter which, with religious e3^Tc,^?.!' Conference adjourned sine die. The following are tho New York cltv and Brooklyn CONFEKENCE A1TOINTMENT3. iVrto rork District. Rev. J. B. Merwin, P. E. New York ? John street, N, (J. Chanev; Forsvth iilr?i?. Hi ,,urnliar'; Alanson church, c. E. Harris ; Allen street, W. D. Thompson* Wllletf street, (Jeorge Taylor: Second street, - banieis . e\enth street, J, I'arke, Second; Seventeenth E'n^Th'i lt0?le ; l weil,J_scvt'iith street, W. H. wardell; Thirty-seventh street, R. Meredith: Heet man ilill, w. c. Steele; second avenue, W. w Bowdlsh; New York City Mission. W. Ross, J s Howe, J. I uliman, A. Graham and R. Rodcu- North New York Mission, J. L. Hall. ' Long Islawt, south District. Rev. C. Fletcher, P. E. Brooklyn? Sands street, F. p. Tower* York street, C. W. Fordhat*; Washington street J E vvarie8j.J(nnHorl,Htreetl F- c- uu?: Pacific street! s: First place, A. S.Hunt: Warren street, J. V. Saunders; William street, G. II. Ander son; Eighteenth street, J. .simnions; Seventh ave nue, Joseph Wild, 1). I).; Hanson place, E J. Haynes; Fleet street, B. M. Adams; N. Bangs church, 1. J. Lansing; Embury church, S. A. Sea man : Nostrum! avenue church, C. E. Glover: (ireene uvenuo, G. A. Hubbell; Janes church, W. II Rus sell; East New Y'ork, W. Platts; Cypress liiils, W. Gothard; Flatlands, S. W. King. Lony Island, Aorth IHstrtct. C. B. Sing, p. E. Brooklyn? Summerlleid church, J. M. Buckley Simpson church, W. R. Davis; DeKalb avenue ^urch, W. P corbltt; Wesley church, C B Fordl Broadway Mission, : ,st. John's church, J. A. M. Chapman ; Central church, S. H. Brav: South Second street church, J. A. Roche; South Third st reet church. F. w. Ware:(;rand street church, c. s Wing: Cook street church, North Filth street church, ??. Mollis ; Leonard street church H C. Glover; Greenpoint First church, W. W. Clarke Hunters Point chnrch, N. Hnbbell; C.reenpolnt Francis Burcn; Brooklyn Mission, A. s. THE SCHENCK AET SALE. To-day and to-morrow, at noon, are to bo ap plied, at 60 Liberty street, to the Kale of 143 oil paintings In the possesion of Mr. Edward Schenck, the auctioneer. It would be unwarranted to claim that all of these arc lair examples of the respective artist*. Among all gatherings not exceptionally choice there will be sure to lurk some weak mem bers. In Mr. Schenck's present collection, how ever, are at least twenty specimens that deserve particular commendation, and among these are firodactlons by otto Erdraann, De la Iloose, K. lunter, Henri Plcou, Ambers, Accard, liacka lowicz, P. Jazet, Portielje. K. I. Litschauer, Keok Keok, Kensett, Guy, Meverheim, Angers, Rentjcns, Kuwasscg, Wlllcox and Hchloesser. THE EXCISE BOA&D. A Determination ?" Collect * Revenue from All Violators who Sell Without Licences* The Commlsffloners of Excise profess a desire to enforce the law In every particular; yet while making these professions they direct their efforts toward compelling the dispensers of alcoholic liquors to pay into the bureau the usual license ree, aid make' little or no effort to enforce other clauses, snch as the closing of tho places at the hour named in the act. There are a large number of dealers in this city who not, only Ignore and defy the law as to early closing, but relnse to take out licenses. The attorney of the Hoard Is now en gaged In prosecuting all persons found selling with out licenses. TEE NEW REVIEW GROUND. Inauguration of Union Square Plaza as a National Guard HrnrtriTona. The Seventh regiment will to-day formally Inau gurate the northern end of Union square as a parade and review ground for the National Guard In this city. In accordance with brigade orders the regiment will parade, in full uniform, with knapsacks, overcoats rolled," SncT wITT lfssemble at four o'clock I'. M. The occasion will 1ms regarded as of more Importance than an ordinary inspec tion, and tl)? regiment will undoubtedly do Its prettiest. There are a few regiments In the First division which manage at all times to preserve and display a proper rirprit du rnrjts, and foremost among these stands tho Seventh. It is safe, there lore, to predict that the Inspection and review to day. should the weather be favorable, will be an exhibition worth being witnessed. Inspector Oen eral Morris, of the Governor's staff; Major General Shaler, or the First division; Lieutenant Com mander Gurney, of the Old Guard, and other equally distinguished gentlemen wUi l>e in attend ance. STILL MORE The New York Gras Com pany Convalescing. (Situation of the Gas Strik ers Yesterday. What the Gasmen Urge in Their Own Justification. DEEDS OF VIOLENCE ABOUT THE WORKS, The struggle of the New York Gas Company against the demands of Its employes has passed Its crisis, and capita! t>eeins at this moment to have the advantage. IIow the war of the two elements shall terminate cannot, of course, be t?ld, but It la already apparent that the gas company will be able to fulfil its contract with the public. Its tanks are rapidly lining up, and each day sees the company supplied with additional resources, both of men and money. A large gang of thoroughly competent men from some unknown quarter took their places In front of the retorts yesterday morning. It Is generally belicvea that all the companies have leagued themselves together for the common de fence. Certain It is, that, although the officers of the New York Company maintain considerable reti cence on the subject, very substantial aid has been had from some quarter. It is denied that the mains of other gus corporations have been con nected in *rder to supply the requisite amount of illuminating material. He tills as it may, so long as the company can light the streets and houses in their district the public will not be inclined to complain. The officers claim that they will be able to do so after to-day. The gas was shot off at day light yesterday, but it Is noc probable that such a course will be necessary this morning. The strikers, on the other hand, maintain that tho company cannot obtain workmen who will be able to perform the labor, ana that even should tnelr employers hold out against them the presentation of their case to the Assembly at Albany will bring them aid. They assert that the aid and encouragement or the various labor organizations in tne city have already been ten dered them, but that no otTcrs ol' money have yet been accepted. The Secretary of the Gasmen's Association declared yesterday that tho assaults already committed upon inoU'ensive men in the neighborhood had without exception been perpetrated by persons who were in no way either directly or indirectly connected with the strike. It would appear from the statements of the police that a gang of desperadoes, gathered from all parts of the city, have congregated In the neigh borhood, and that they delight in committing the grossest outrages upon all who are suspected of going t? the assistance of the gas company. The end of this era of terrorism may not be lor several days, but it is eutlrely within the power or the laboring meu to show whether or not they deserve the sympathy or the public. WllA'1' WILL BKCOMK OF THE GASMEN" ? They are beaten. They have been unsuccessful. They have abandoned their employment, and their employers refuse to receive thein again oa any terms. Many of th^m t^ve money; but few have tl>$ meah'l to sustain an opposition against a powerful corporation, with plenty or money, which it Is disposed to spend. The only result possible In tho present emergency Is ror the gasmen to accept employment elsewhere? that is, jith the Manhattan or Metropolitan Company? and await a more ravorable opportunity to push the eight hour movement. Such a couise w?nld be better lor the consumers, and wauld terminate the deeds of vio lence which are occurring irom hour to hour about the wtrks or tho New York Oompany, and there is little doubt but that the other companies would agree to take the gasmen, as they are bound to no union. AT TOK NEW YORK WORKS the officials were contldent that their new gas makers would be able to do all that was necessary, and that t?-night the supply or gas would satisiy ail the public demands. The old enployls had committed no violence about the works, to their knowledge, and he did not believe that any was contemplated. The Interior management was all that they could desire, and the officials thought generally that the company had triumphed in the strtke. The police were exacting about the werks. No body was allowed to approach the East Klver front, 1 and the M. I'.'s, as usual, were too lond of their 1 brief authority. While they were loafing under the command ol a sergeant in front of the gas works an innocent German was severely stabbed on the corner or Twentieth street. "GOING FOR" PATRICK M'CAFFRAY. At three o'clock a short, thick-set man made his appearance at the Eighteenth precinct statiou house and stated his "case." He addressed him seir to the Sergeant in rather indignant lones, and complained or having been assaulted ou Tuesday evening while walking up First avenue, near Twenty-first street. He gave his name as Patrick McCaffray, connected with the Street Cleaning Department. He looked decidedly Teutonic, and this was the reason that he was molested. He iniormed his oaptors, who were strikers, that it was none or their business as to what his desti nation was, and when they were about to practice the "manly art" on his person he quickly Jumped on board of a Second avenue car and rode several blocks; but the gasmen were not to be outdone, so they followed hTm and attacked the car, when a struggle ensued, in which McCulftay and the people in tne car came oil victorious. If he had not triumphed he said it was sure that they would have badly beaten him, if not killed him. lie came to demand satisfaction. The Sergeant ordered two policeinen in citizens' clothes to follow, and they all set forth to recognize and pursue the assailants. The Sergeant stated that this was the first case of the kind that had come to his notice. The Captain said that tho gasmen would not be permitted to attack citizens, whether German or Italian, and that he was thoroughly prepared for any emer gency, and should act with vigor. The moment that they did not heed the warnings or tho police he should apply the proper remedies. A MAN BRITALLY STABBKD. As a German named Peter Fuess, formerly or Chicago, was passing down Twentieth street to ward the gas works to seek employment, he was stopped at the corner or avenue A by a party or men, who demanded his business ana the reason for his presence in this locality. Upon his Inno cently informing them the ruffians immediately assaulted and knocked him down, and aiterwavds inflicted several severe wounds with a knife in his hip and groin. He was also very severely bruised ai>out the head. He was at once attended by Dr. Winter, and sent in an ambulauce to liellcvue" Hos pital. The injured man stated that he could not identify his assailants. Several extra policemen were detailed t? watch the locality. TKMl'K.t OF THE STRIKERS. The gasmen all appear disconsolate; bnt they claim to havo received assurances of financial support from all the labor onions in this city. They disclaim having participated in or sympathized with any riotous proceedings, and, of course, are quite nioodv and dejected. They spend most of their time at, their hall, corner or Twenty-second street and First avenue; and every effort is made to keep the men together, and rrom the streets. There is a large and dangerous class inhabiting tho precinct, who rather welcome the gasmen's strike as a pretext to disturb the peace, inaugurate a reign of terror, aud profit by the plunder they might seize. THE HUMORED STRIKES. Not a few minors have been placed in circula tion during the past few days In regard to a pro posed strike among the employes ol the street railway companies. Yesterday some enterprising attach^ of an evening newspaper added the Car penters' and F'alnteis' nutans to the tail of their sensational kite. Though there is no prospect el a strike at present, it may be well enough to state the exact position of affairs among the working men and their various organizations. It is a well known fact that In all the trade unions the ques tion of a strike has been hotly debated ever since the last snowfall, and the anxiety to do something desperate has grown greater with every hour that has passed since St. Patrick's Day. The great numbers from the bosom of the working class which that Saint's cele bration brought into the streets, warmly encouraged Citizen Hanks and the other radicals to undertake a new labor crusade. On the other nand, Kctlv and a few more veterans who have the real interest of their fellow citizens at heart, and who have not yet got through shedding tears over the misery en tailed by last Summer's strike, counselled modera tion. It is ImpoMlble to predict at the present mo meat at what time the ball will be set rolling. That it will be in motion before the middle of May is pretty certain. At Uermania, Teitonta, Masonic and Military Halls, there was last night not the sligntest indica tion of any organized movement. At least one of These places cannot be secured for a place of meet ing the coming senson, the proprietors having been disgusted with the occurrences of last year. Several prominent leaders In last year's move ment Intimated to a representative of the Hkkai.o that they would under no circumstances assist In or countenance the orgnnlzatlon of a strike, though should the men "go out" they would reel bound to stand by them. At the various railway atablca the drqu are all quiet and hundreds ef them, wko have been qne*> tioued, affirm that they never thoaght ef such a thing aa a strike. There are certainly no signs of any suspension of laaor on the Avenue B, Third. Fourth, Sixth, Seventh, Eighth or Ninth avenue lines. Close questioning does much also te dispel the rumors in rejrard to the Broadway and Belt lines, on the latter tne employes are to be paid an advance over their present wages of flity cents a day, aa (allows:? After the flrst three months of work and for the then three months an increase of twenty-flve cents per day ; for the third period of tnree months an in crease of fifty cents, aud for the fourth period aa Increase of seventy-five cents over the now stand-, aid dally wages. In regard to the workmen on the Eigkth avenue road Mr. Wilson, the President, who certainly has the confidence and respect ef his workmen as well as of the pakllc, says he anticipates no trouble. Ho has never had a strike, though ho gave the men an increase ef twenty-five cents per diem ou their wages last .spring. He says, in addition, that not a few men have been in the employ of the com pany as conductors or drivers for a period of over twenty years, and that, should he have occasion to employ others, there are fifty applicants a day who would gladly take their places. DEATH OF ALDER1DA1I PETER GILSEY. Action of the Aldermen? letter from the Mayor. A special meeting of the Board of Aldermen took place yesterday to pass resolutions expressive of the sentiments of the Board upon the demise of Alderman Peter Gilsey. President Vance occupied the chair. The following letter was read:? Mayor's Orri<!it, > Nkw Yobk, April 9, Itfc'S. { To tiik Honorablb tub Common Council or tub City or N kw York : ? It becomes iny painful duty to inform you of the death in lliiM city, yesterday morning, of Mr. Peter (Jilsey, mi honored member el your bodv. Mr. Gilsey had lor a long time been a resident ol this city. Commencing his business career with humble means, lie haa by persevering industry and strict integrity fought liu way through the Impediments whleh surrounded hlin to |>c< uniary independence and to the honorable position which he held In the councils of our city. The deceased was thoroughly a representative man of the class to which, more than to any other, our city owes its com mercial pre-eminence and financial grandeur. It is. therelore, eminently lit and proper that the occasion of bis death should he solemnized by your honorable body by such public net as will mark your recognition of his private virtues and his distinguished official position. W. V. UAVEMEYEB. Tho following, moved by Alderman Van Schalck, was adopted : ? Whereas the Board has learned with tho most pro* found sorrow of the death of l'eter Gilsey, one of the representatives of the people of this city in tho Hoard of Aldk.nieu; and whereas, by this dread dispensation of an overruling Providence, which removes from among men one so universally honored and respected for his many and noble qualities of head and heart, we are fearlully reminded of the uncertainty of human aff airs and admonished that in the midst ol lll'o wo are in death. And, althou,'h in a measure prepared for the said event, our deceased associate having suffered a long and painliil illness, it is still peculiarly affecting to be thus brought to a realization of the great loss wo have sustained in being thus deprived ol the com panionship ol one whom we had learned to cherish and esteem : and whereas, in view ol the intimate personal and official relations that existed between the late Alder man l'eter Uiisey and the members of this Board, it is a sacred, though sorrowiul, dutv imposed upon us to bear testimony to the worth of our deceased associate. Of a warm and kindly disposition, of an affable and engag ing manner, sincere anil devoted in his friendship, ha delighted In tho exercise of those deeds of un ostentatious charity and benevolence which mark the true philanthropist aud the sincere Christian. Conscientious aud upright in his intcrconrse with men. he was universally known and recognized as a fitting exemplar of the noblest work of God? an honest man. He was essentially one ol the people, having, by the innate force of his character, and by the exercise of pru dence, energy, ability and Integrity, for all of which traits he was distinguished, raised hltnaell from absolute poverty to a place in the foremost ranks of our wealthy, Intelligent and respected citizens. Ilia death is a public loss. He had been called to exercise, for the public weal, the rare <|tialities with which he was endowed, and had but recently entered upon a career of public usefulness, when lie was attacked with tho Illness which culminated in Ins death; and whereas it is peculiarly fitting and ap Ufgprlqtc tfu*t the members of this Bpara should give due expression to their sorrow and moui 1 mauiiost a proper respect for his memory, be it therefore |lem{Jve?L That the members of this Board sincerely lament and deplore the deatn of Alderman Peter Gilsey, and to his afflicted family and sorrowing friends hereby tender their sincere aud heartiest sympathy aud condo lence ; and be It further Kesolved, That as an evidence of tlieir respect for the memory of their deceased associate they will attend his funeral In a body and will wear the usual badge of mourning for a period of thirty days. The Board also ordered the chamkerofthe Board to be draped In mourning, the Hags to be displayed at half-mast on the day ei the fuueral and an en grossed copy of the above to ho sent to the family. Aldermen Vau Schalck, Billings, Ottendorfer, Kehr, Cooper and Reilly were appointed a commit tee to make arrangements for the funeral, which takes place at eleven o'clock this morning. Alder men ltciliy, Morris and Monhelmer were appointed to present these resolutions to the Assistant Alder men, and the Board adjourned. Action of the Assistant Aldermen. The Assistant Aldermen convened at noon, and, concurring in the resolutions of the Aldermen, after eulogies of deceased by the President and Messrs. Cornell and Clancy, named Messrs. strack. Coddington, Beyea, Brueks and Foley as a commit tee ou fuueral arrangements. The Boards of Alder men and Assistant Aldermen and city officials will meet at the residence ol deceased and attend tho funeral, which will leave lor Greenwood at eleven o'clock to-day. THE 8IAS0X1C FAIR. The La?t Days of the Great Display? The Multitude of Visitors? Sew At tractions? The Grand Auction Day Which is Coming. The last dajs of the Masonic Fair are passing, and under the hammer of the auctioneer Its mul titudinous wonders will, on Saturday, be finally disposed of, and the curtain will drep over the bright scene that has for nearly a month been en livened by the Influx and outgo of an almost count less multitude of visitors. Their number does not abate despite the lact that the show Is in its de cline, but rather is augmented by reason of an eagerness to participate iu Its opportunities before it be too late. T1IK LAST PAYS OF THE FAIR, like those of an Autumn, arc more brilliant than even its previous history, and the throngs that lre qwnt it now arc composed, partly at least, ol people belonging to the highest class' of society. There will probably be a great, rush on Saturday night and a great vlelng ol purchasers for the many desirable and valuable articles which will bo sola. The sale will begin at about eight o'clock. Many of the lodges have recently added FRESH ATTRACTIONS to their stands. The Templar Lodge displays an immense fruit cake, the weight of which is one hundred pounds. 'rue ocean Lodge has on exhi bition a very peculiar patent chair of a new and excellent pattern, and very elaborately and richly upholstered. The Floral Temple still retains lta pristine charms, not forgetting the galaxy of beauty which hlghteas ltd Interior and entices visi tors to squander their money upon bouquets. The profits of this enterprise have been very large, thanks to the eaorgy and generosity *f its man ager and originator. Deputy Grand Master Edward Thorne feels grcatlv gratified at the success of the fair, much of wnich" is due to his own exertions in his official capacity. REAL ESTATE iUATTEKS* Transactions itatlier Dull? Sales Yester day. Generally speaking, business was comparatively dull yesterday, no sales of anj magnitude having taken place which deserve any particularizing, yet there seems to be an undercurrent of activity among private parties. For instance, to illustrate the last made assertion, we know that four lots on 104th and 106th streets, 150 feet west of Tenth ave nue, were sold three days ago for f 15,200 and yes terday $?>00 bonus was oil'ered for the contract. There may be complaints of money scarcity and of locked-up funds, yet the real estate operators seem to know the secret of possessing themselves with means to carry on their speculations and as a gen eral thing usually succeed. The following are yesterday's sales at auction:? BY art.LKR, 4HP CO. 2 2 s. bk. h. (Iront), stable (rear) and plot of ground 22U and 222 Wcit 41st st, w. at 7th sv., plot 40x'.H9; Mr. Archibald $17,609 3 h. i>k. h. and 1? 224, adloinlng ths above; Mr. A rc hit* aid ?* ??????? ???????????????????? ???????????? 15^*50? 2 ir. house* '(front)',' '2 V bit. stable (re*r) snd plot of ground, 22S nail J3H, 21) ft. w. ol the above; plot 40* 9X.9; K. Kennedy ....... 27,!(09 4 s. b. s. h. and 1. 20 East 80th ?t.. 175 a e. of Madi son av., lot 25x100-6; W R. Mct'rady. 58,009 BY .(AMIS a. aiLLCS. 5 *. bk. h. and L, 1M 114th st, 270 it. w. of 3d av., lot Iti.SxlOO; K. R. Tcwett. 8J09 Lease of h. and 1.. n. *. of fteth st., 393 ft e. of lit sv 20x."4, lease 19*, years Irorr. May 1, 1*70, ground rent $240 per annum, subject to one yc*rrs runt n due : I'eter Goelet 3, OCT 23v acres salt incadow land st Throw's Seek 1?,M? by r. r. rAisrniLo. 4 s bk. h. sad 1., 1. a ol 33(1 st, e. ol sth av., let 18x80: J. M. Brown 10,009 BY BI.BBCKSR, SOB A "ID CO. 1 lot n. a Of K. 97th st. 56 It w. of Lexington av.,28x 100.8; K. Scott 4.409 by a. !?. rA*r. % lot. s, ?. of 34th it. 156 it e. of Lexington av., 20xJ7; John N. llayward 1.S09 SV JSSS. JflHNSOS. JB. llot on 111th st, between 3d and 4th avs. ; A. C. I'owell S.009 1 lot on tilth st. between 3d and 4th avs., adloinlng; A. <\ I'owell J, 789 1 h and 1. on 111th St., between 3d and 4th avs. ; O. H. Taylor 6,1*19 2 lots on tilth st , between 3d and 4th avs., ad.iola ing; Donovan A Htggins 6,500 2 tenement houses snd Iota on 39ih St., between 10th and 1 1th avs. ; O. Lamer 38,409 1 tenement h. and I. sn 3vth St.. between 10th and 11th avs., adjoining I A. Lleson 17,89 To-day n number of Important sales are adver tised to take placp at the Exchange. Among them Is a plot of ground, 46.SX9fl.ftMi nnd 217 Fast Twenty-seventh street, having there 011 a Phil adelphia brick iront two story stable, whlcb will bft sold by Messrs. Mulio Wllklua A Go.

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