Newspaper of The New York Herald, May 3, 1873, Page 5

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated May 3, 1873 Page 5
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SHIPOWNERS SWINDLED. The Ugly Stories About the Doited States Shipping CoBtmitsioner Receiving Ugly Confirmation. AN AWFUL AFFIDAVIT. GlMuring a Vessel with False Articles Filled Out with Beg-as Names of Sailors?Ifr. Dan can 8worn to Have Beoeived Head Money for a Crew that Ha Did Hot Ship. The angry feeling existing on the part of the ?allure' boarding house keepers towards Unl e States Shipping Commissioner Duncan Is becoming dally mare Intensified, and every effort tbat can be made by the former to throw impediments In the way of Mr. Duucun will bo made. They state that they owe that gentleman a grudge far causing tbe wholesale arrest 0/ the members of their body, and that they will carry on the war against him to the bitter end, and no compromises with hlui of any kind shall be listened to. From the following ?tatemeut It will be seen that open war hw been declared OPENINO OF THE CAMPAIGN. On Thursday afternoon a secret meeting of the Bcamens' Boarding Masters' Benevolent Associa tion was held at 173 South street, Mr. John Mon agiian, ex-Deputy Sheriff, and tho President of the Association, in the chair. After making unani mous protest against the arbitrary and unjust conduct of Mr. Duucun towards seafaring men, and dwelling at length upon the un l*lr methods he has adopted of cashing aa lore advance notes, It was resolved, without a stogie dissenting voice, tbat a crew ol ten men should be tarnished to the Boston ship North Amor ca, lying off Bedloo's island, which has been detained In this port for upwards of ten days without a euffi cicnt crew, and unable to prosecute her voyago to Melbourno, Australla-wlthout having anything to do with the United States Shipping Commis sioner, and, in other words, perfectly Ignoring bis existence. Tills declaration of indbfbndbncb was received with much enthusiasm, and an active campaign is to be immediately entered upon. The meeting, before It adjourned, received a report ITom a committee which had been sent on to Phila delphia to report as to the working of the Shipping law in that city, which was to tho effect that all their friends there were satisfied with the manner in which the law was there Interpreted. One of tbe members present stated that they would be satis (led with tho law hero If it was carried out in a decent manner, but until there was a radiciv change made they would oppose Mr. Duncan by ?very means in their power. The meeting then adjourned. , . . This morning, at sunrise, provided the wind be In a favorable quarter, the good ship North America, 8,000 tons burden, will weigh her anchor and Btand on her voyago to the antipodes, with ten sailors furnished by the Seamen's Boarding Masters' Association, and eight men furnished by the Shipping Commissioner. The following affidavit of George W. Tucker, her captain, wha lias been a master ol vessels ler the past thlrty-slx years, will be read with interest, and tells ita own story. Briefly stated it is an allegation that the Shipping Oommlsslonor, Captain Duncan, has caused talse shipping articles to be made, which he lias filled out with "bogus" names (as John R?ei "Klchard Doe," Ac.), lor the purpose of clearing the vessel above mined through the Custom House and it is also charged, to secure the fees which are paid by the shipowners for cach sailor who ft Shipped:? AFFIDAVIT OF CAWAIN GEORGE W. TUCEEB. UniUit State* 0/' AmrHrn, S??th*rn Di*trtrt of Acir 1 <*"'? 0.?<Ieori?e W. Tucker being duly SWOTn. depoM* and gays that he Is the master ol the American America; that he has been master ?? ?7? thirlv-six yearn; tlint on ihe ilntday ot April* A. U. io?., deponent tcfl orders with Charles.C- York States Shipping Commissioner- for the port ot N e wiwfc. to furnish a crew lor the ship North Anicrica; ^hat up U) thi* date said Duncan has (ailed to engage a effw f<or d oonent's ship, but on yesterday the said Doncan Ailed out certain snipping articles and ,o1^ deponent that the names ot the acumen therein were t'0K"S ,h"A ''SJlniM the seamen whose names were contained in said "rucleH bad actually shipped, but that deponent could get his vessel cleared at the Custom House upon such articles, and that lie, the said Duncan, would authorize If*'01'?"? to ?hip his crew outside ol the Commissioners olfici, and S? ti pay advances therefor to any person who alio. Id ?hip die crew, provided deponent paid ?aiu Duncan liis (?es in the premise*. Boras NAM EH OF SAILORS. In accordance with laid Miggestlous deponent w?s fur nished by *aid Duncan with a set of shipping arti< Us filled up wi/.i fictitious names, deponent lirst depositing with said imncnn the sum of $1,000 to cover all leii s and expenses ol said Duncan ; and ihereupon deponrnt went to the Custom Houso and presented said artli .e. willi the certificate of said Duncan attuchecltotleellect tlut *?rti ime of the fictitious persons whose name* were contained In the articica hud actually shipped belore h Th'sV'oron' sa"rcc"t'l0cate, false, in tact, ami known by said Duncan so to be when Uo gare it, deponent obtained ?Tclearanco <of his vessel at tlieVuatora House, and here after deponent was compelled to shin a crew lor liimw'lf of ten men aud pay uu advanc^loh^mot Bworu to before me the 2d day of May, 1873-Jons D. SfWlui OWNERS OF TQB NORTH AMERICA. ^ Yesterday afternoon a Heralb reporter called opon Mr. Hastings, the owner of the North America, at the office of Messrs. Vernon H. Brown A Co.. at 84 Beaver street. He BtaUid In substance that lie was under obligations to the Seamen's Hoarding Masters' Association f?r the step they had taken with reierence to his ship, for otherwise she might have remained here a fixture for many davs to couie He added that he l>elleved the ship Jacob Stauiinler. ol which Messrs. Boyd A lllncken are agents, had also eleared with "bogus" names of CrCW" A LAWYER ON THE BtTUECT. Subsequently tuc reporter called upon Mr. Morns, at 69 Wall street, lawyer of the Seamen's Boarding Masters' Benevolent Association. He said "1 am not at liberty to tell yon all 1 know about tbe Mr. Duncan question. 1 consider Ihe institu tion. as it stands at present, an outrage instead of a protection lor seauien. 1 believe the whole ma chine ft a money-making aflalr. I will tell jou, however, something of the nepotism there. NEPOTISM. "Zfrst?Ws have Mr. Duncan, United States Ship ping Commissioner, at ?6,ooo a year; President of East Side Bank, President of the beatiien a Aid So ciety, Arbitrator, and he ft also Interested, I am told by Mr. Kcllum. of 163 south street, to a third extent iu the clothing department of the Sailors' Home, with which Mr. kellum was lately con ^"SuconO-C. D. Duncan, hft son. Deputy Commls ?ioner, $3,000 a year, and clerk in the Last Side ^"rhird Q. F. Duncan, another son, same posi A third son, Henry 0. Dnncan, a similar ^jJJr/'llhouis Belcher, a nephew, Deputy Com missioner and bank cashier. ".vizf/t?Captain Duncan, late or the ship Daven port, is coming on from Liverpool to take a deputy commisaioneiship. ? _ , ".Seivntfr?ci|iii(iia Otis, another son-in-law, is about 15 underisWc the tfiltU IMjrest lathe Sail ors' Home, in the clothes department, made v4 caut by removing Mr. Kelltim. "Eighth?Then we have Mr. W. n. Hore, another son-in-law, of 103 south street, who prints blank forms In the back bascmeut, and it is alleged that Mr. Duncan 1b In partnership with him. rAYINO OFF TIIE COLORADO Vrtftt A VBHOBANCE. * ntnl? thA rvf * ? v " - Latelythecrewof VneXfiilted states ship Coio iff by Mr. Duncan?about six hun rado were 6H w~ ^oiu uu uj mi. uuuiau?KOOUl SIX hun dred 1 believe. Those who deposited money Ul tne Kast Side Bank were charged flitv cents for i?iss books, rates lor exchange for this market and also rates for lorclgn dntlts. while the clothing de partment In the Sailors' Home made a splendid naul. Messrs. Orlnnell and Mlnturn can tell you about Duncan's exchange rate^ paid to a crew of theirs who shipped at ?4 a mouth?In Australia, I think?and were paid off at |4 oo. FACTS AND F101RE3. "I am told that J. J. stefTord, of 27 Coentles slip, paid $6 for cartage of seamen to the bark Snowden, while they alao paid their own expenses, namely, ?eveuty-uve cents. Mr. Charles orfut, who went with the men, vouches for this. Another case Is tbat of tbe ship Don Quixote, ot which the agents are Messrs. Hand Jt swan. Two dollars was paid for cartage of seamen, while Mr. Thomas D. Miller, who aocompanled them, charged and received twenty-tlve cents. Mr. R. D. Winkle,. one of the officers of the institute, sayR that he was assessed |20 for a poor widow In Liv erpool, and $29 60 for a gold badge for Mr. Duncan ou his wedding day; also for ten tickets tor a concert, at widen tbe principal performers were Mr. Duucan's sons. In addition to this, each vessel is charged |i 60 for shipping articles, ten cents far a copy of the Shipping law and flfty cents lor log hooks, which must be renewed each voyage. Te conclude, tho whole Institution wants remodelling. The law is good enaugb, but the whole matter of the practice requires Investiga tion, and a searching inquiry should be made Into tbe abuses which have or late so terribly demoral ised our mercantile marine." The reporter hereupea took his leave, thanking Mr. Morris for the information winch ho lud im parted. among the kail bags. Postal lUttiri la lew Twrk-?Iw *ew fi How Ho Is Ottllii H on?No New' Appointment? to bo Mode Bxeept to Pill Vneaaeleo?Wo One to be Removed Kxeept for Uon A Mew Mode ?T Perlag Solnrleo?Poraonol of tbe Office?Champion Canceller*. Not one person oat of every hundred in onr community has the slightest idea of the magnitude of our public institutions, especially those over which the general government exercises supreme control. Under this category may be placed the Custom Bouse, Sub-Treasury, Internal Revenue offices, and last, though by no Means least, the Post Office. The publio at times wakes up to the importance tf these high odices, and de mands to know how they are administered, and the functions they are supposed to subserve. Regarding all the first named the Herald has, from time to time, published foil and complete lacts, amply detailing all tbe mi nutiae, but of the latter very little has been said of late. During the liictime ol the late Mr. Holbrook much Information was Imparted concerning the Post Office from his weekly publication, copious extracts being printed in tbe various Journals, which at all times proved highly interesting. Lat terly, however, the Mail Bag has not been so well filled with postal matters, and it is left to the gen eral press to enlighten our citizens on tbe progress made in this portion of the nation's political economy. It is not designed in this article to print a gene ral description of the United States postal affairs, but to give some Idea ef "TUB STAT08 OP THINGS'' at the New York Post Office under the new admin istration of Mr. Thomas L. James, the lately ap pointed chief. In tils case the old phrase, -'New brooms sweep clean," maybe very aptly applied. Tills gentleman assumed bis functions on the 1st ult., superseding General P. H. Jones, who held the oillce for four years. Thus far the Postmaster has not made any changes except such as were caused by resignation, and altogether he has made only about fourteen appointments, more than one-half of winch were to fill vacancies, lie does not intend to remove any one of the present force un less for proper cause, ana this assurance made to the men has caused the employes to regard blrn In the most favorable light. The only Important high office having a new incum bent (and that only temporarily tilled, is that of General Jones' cashlcr, Mr. Whiting, who Is en gaged in settling up the old business) was the ap pointment ol Mr. Harvey Majer, Assistant Superin tendent of the Custom House (by permission from Collector Arthur), whom Mr. James designated to discharge the duties of actinic cashier until a per manent designation is effected. Yesterday the SALARIES OF TUB ATTACHES were distributed in a new way te those connected with the Post Office. Instead of doling out the greenbacks done up in envelopes, as of yore, each man received a check on the United States Treasury for the amount of bis salary, the check bearing the signatures ef Mr. James and his acting cashier. Mr. Taylor, the paying teller, had before him an alphabetical list, affixed to each name being the number corresponding to tbe same en a receipt hook deposited on a desk outside of the ralliugs. Thus when the employd men tioned his name he was told the number of the page which contained the receipt he was to sign In implicate, which, being none, he received his order on the Treasury and went away happy. This slight Innovation on an old time custom apparently took well with the masses: but the signing ol l,o&o checks was only as pleasant as might be to tho Postmaster. THE PERSONEL OP TOE OFPICE numbers upwards or one thousand men, including the employes of the various statlous. The most prominent of the officers afe Colonel D. T. Morgan, Assistant rostuiaster; Harry Pearson, General Superintendent; Anthony Yeoman, Superintendent of Letters and Distribution: Colonel George F. Hopper, Superintendent of Boxes and Delivery; George W. hlblett, Superintendent of Foreign Mails Department; E. De Forrest, Superintendent Regis ter Department; WllHam Plimley, Superintendent of Money Order Bureau; Thomas J. O'Brien, Night Superintendent of Box Department; Dwight, Law rence. General Night Superintendent; James (lay lor, Superintendent of Carriers' Department; John U. llallct, superintendent of Scorchers and Dead Letter Deparment; Daniel Gano Glllett, Secretary; l)rs. Walter 15. Gillette, Edwin D. Morgan, Jr., and Charles iiadeao, Medical Officers. In the stamping department there are fourteen men employed, whe are kept constantly busy in cancelling stamps. 01 these there are two young men, named respectively Samuel Wallace and Van Buren Maegregur, who may be called perfect prodi gies. Each one can cancel and deface stamps upon 17ft letters per minute, and it is nip and tuck be tween them as to who is champion. These yonng gentlemen are the pride of the office, and every ody pays homage to their skill and agility. Mr. stelnmetr., the Assistant Architect of the TTnited Stares Treasury, has been at the Post Office this week consulting with Mr. James regarding much needed improvements, and very shortly me chanics will be set to work to cut away portions of tho east wall and insert windows to give more light, as also adopt some method of ventilation through the roof. Many other Interesting points In connection with "the old church" in Nassau street might be given, but the details must be reserved for another occasion. FOLEY FOOLING. The Man who Fought Two Officer* Said To Be Feigning Death Agonies to Escape the Comeqneneei, Coroner Kcssler yesterday morning received information that ratrick Foley was lying in a dan gerous condition at bis residence, IX Elm street, from the effects or violence Indicted upon him by tne police or the Sixth precinct on the night of lust Sunday week. The brother or Foley alleges that the police, in arresting lilm, brutally bent him on the head and body with their clubs, thus outlining him and endangering his lire. The policc charged with the beating areRounds man Dean and Patrolmen Garvin, Hogan and 011 roy, alt of the Sixth precinct. Later in the day Coronor Kcssler and his deputy, Leo, waited on Foley, but his condition being much improved an ante-mortem examination wan deemed unnecessary, and consequently was not taken. It now appears that during the fight between Foley and the officers the lormer stalmed Officer Gilroy t wire about the head, and, wrenching the club or Oinccr Hogan lrorn Ids liana, struck him over the head with it. The oBlcers made the arrest or Foley on the charge of Thomas Scanlon, whom he pushed down stairs, rracturing his leg. Scanlon ts now confined In Bcllcvue Hospital. Captain Kennedy, or the sixth precinct, has caused the arrest el Folev on a bench warrant, lie having been indicted tor a felonious assault and battery in stabbing officcr Gilroy. Foley id also to be arraigned before the Special Sessions for simple assuuli apd battery. It is said by the police that Foley has been seen in the street several times since the assault, and it is believed that he has taken to Ins bed for the express purpose of avoid ing being brought to trial. OTTENDORFER TO RE1IAIN All ALDER .HAH* Meeting of the Central Organisation Lait Night?A Communication from Oswald Ottendorfer?Was It Prompted by the Formation of the New City Halt Ringtf The German Central Reform Organization, which orglnatcd during the relorm campaign of 1871, held a meeting at the Beethoven Maen nerchor Hall, In Firth street, last night, when Henry Clausen presided. The Execu tive Committee, through Marcus Otterburg, submitted a report, stating that, Jointly with the committee of organization, steps had been taken to Induce Oswald Ottendorler to retain, under the new charter, his seat in the Board of Alder men, and to reslyn his position of a KCgOnt "6f the tnlveisltv of the State of New York, In order to be Inablcfl to hold, under the provisions of the new charter, hie i.osltloii in the municipal council. It wns stated tuat Alder man Ottendorler had signified Ins intention to re linquish his office, In order to 1>? euubled to retain the more honorable position of a llKOKNT OP THE LNI\ KR3ITT. In the meantime, and in puraminco of the action of the Joint commute ', a letter was received from Mr. Ottendorfer stating that, in consequence or certain developments, ho had s^n^to the Governor his resignation or the Regency, in order to bo enabled to retain, in th<; interest of municipal re form, his scat in the Board of Aldermen. (Ap plause.) Resolutions were Introduced by the Executive Committee, which were adopted, expressing APPROVAL OF TUB ACTION ?*' ALDEHMAN OTTT.S IKJKFRB. A committee* of seven, including the President of the Central Organization, and of the Chairmen or the Execntive and Organisation Committees, was rormed, to wait upon Alderman Otteuderrcr, In the name of the organization, to acqaalnt him with the action taken. CONVENTION OF THE NATIONAL BOAED OF HEALTH. Cincinnati, Ohio, May 2,1873. The Convention of the National Board or Health met at nine o'clock this morning. No business or Importance wan transacted. Papers were read by William Oiendenln, of thla city, and L. Harris, of New York. The Committee on Quarantine made a report, which will be the special business for thla after noon. The members of th? Board viflteti the City Hos pital thla moraine. NOVA SCOTIA. of Sir Charles Haiti*|t Doyle, LlesUMBt Governor?A 8erl?i of Oratlom la Hta Honor. Balimx, May 2, 1873. Sir Charles Hastings Doyle, the retiring Lieu tenant Ck>vernor, ana retiring commander et the military forces 01 British North America, had a suc cession of farewell ovations at the Government House this- afternoon and evening. For abont twelve years Sir Hastings has been cemmander-in Chlel of tha Army of the Dominion of Canada, and for six years he has been the Lieu tenant Governor of the province, and the high estimation in which he Is held was manifested by the demonstrations to-day. All the principal and representative citizens of Nova Scotia were present at the provincial mansion this afternoon, and after an infernal social mingling, accompanied by dining and wining, there followed a series of formal farewells. Addresses were presented by the Mayor and Corporation, the Union Engine Company, the Diocesan Church Society, the M-itable Visit Society, anrtaiso by the citizens alli'ax, fH? iarier SuppJ^roeailr.z th?lr words of farewell with a beautiful testimonial of silver plate. All the addresses aiiuded to both the civil and military administrations 01 Sir Hast ings as having been slugularly successful, and all expressed the deepest sorrow at his departure. In his replies to the various flattering addresses the Lieutenant Governor and Commander-in-Chief of the military forces betrayed considerable emotion. He brobai'ly best expressed his feelings when he saiu to the citizens that eleven and a half years ago he came to Nova Scotia without a friend, and he hoped and believed he retired from It without an enemy. How many friends lie left In the province he did not know, and be thanked God he could not count their number. He was sure, he said, that Her Majesty the Queeh and His ltoval Highness the General Commandlng-in-Chlef, to whom he should have the honor of malting known tho opinlous of the cltl zeus of Halifax and the Dominion of Canada, would receive with pleasure such a report rrom tlits tha only town iu British Nort h America now garrisoned by imperial troops. Hon. Joseph Howe will suc ceed Sir Hastings In lus civil efllce as Lieutenant Governor and General O'lirady Huiey will be his successor as commauder-ln-chier of tho military forces. The latter Is now on board the English steamer which is prevented from making port to night on account of the fog. When he arrives to morrow he will be publicly welcomed by the im perial and volunteer forces, and the same grand pageant will turn out upon the event of the depar ture for England of General Doyle on Tuesday next. AET MATTERS. Blr, Holberton'a New Picture. Mr. W. Holberton, whose studio is room No. 8, Dodworth Building, Fifth avenuo and Twenty-sixth street, has just completed a picture which he has named "The Gleaners," and which Is brighter and more perfect In tone than any other picture of his we have yet seen. The gleanors are a lamily of cocks and hens, with their tender and downy brood. The scene is the edge of a wheat Held, where the gross burdock lear luxuriates, in contrast with the brilliantly at tenuated butterfly. The outdoor effect is exceed ingly bright, airy and transparent. The lithe sway and slender alertness ef the wheat stems are realized by Mr. Holberton not less perfectly than are the characteristics that give individuality to his poultry. Mr. Holberton Is ose or those painters who might say of the lower animals that he never meets one of them but what it says something to lilm; and It is this capacity to understand them that gives unique significance to most of the utter ances of his brush. The American Collection of Paintings. Mr. R. E. Moom, of 31 Union sqnare, has placed on exhibition at 82 Fifth avenue 200 fresh works by some of the most esteemed American artists. They are to be cold at auction next Monday and Tues day evenings on a plan called "a private competi tive sale," whereby bids on the pictures will have been received and registered duriug the entire ex hibition. On the evenings of sale the number, title and highest recorded bid ob each picture will be read, and a last chancc given for increasing the bid, after wtilch every picture will be declared sold te the highest bidder, Mr. Moore reserving the right to withdraw at option any pic ture Irom the final sale on which no registered bid has been accepted. To our mind the more attractive members of this collection are Ilarvey Young's three pictures, "Mount Shasta, California," "Cucle Ham Mountain, Clear Lalce." and "Great American Canyon, Nevada," and the lollowiiig:?"Entrance to Villa Curlotta, Lake Como," Frank Waller: "Autumn's Crowuing Glory," William Hart; "Autumn," Jervls McEntee: "Summer Morning, New York Bay," Edwara Moran; "Wilmington 1'ass, N. Y.," A. H. Wysnt; "The Wood Path," Homer Martin; "A yuiet Morning on the Manchester Coast," A. T. Brlcher; "The Young Artist," George n. Story; "Sunny Hours of Childhood," J. G. Brown; "Maidenhood," Eastman Johnson; "October in the Catskills," Jervbt McEntee'; "On the Beach, Cape Ann," W. Wnlttredge; "Sunlight In the Woods, Keene Valley," William Hart; "Fish," S. M. brooks: "Interior oi a French Farm House," T. W. Marshall; "Camel* Hump, Vt.," A. H. Wyant: "The Pyramids," Frank Waller; "Sheep ana Landi scape In May," A. I>. Hhattuck; "Altcrnoon on the Labrador Coast," William Bradford; "Ferus," Wal ter Blackman; "The Old Wrock," M. F. II. de Haas; "On tite March." James M. Hart: "The Mountain Pool," W. Whitrredge; "Forest Interior," Jervls McEntee: "English Landscape," A. F. Bellows: "Young America," George 11. Story; "Landscape," W. H. Bobbins; "The Clock Doctor," E. W. Ferry; "The Meadows, Berkshire County, Mass.," William Hart; "Marines" (a pair), W. T. Itlchatds; "The OliPUomestead," J. B. Bristol; "View on l.oug Lake," Homer Martin, and "Sunset Marine," James Uauilltoi# Avery's Oil Paintings. Next to Mr. Sherwood's recent collection of paintings the best lately on exhibition has been that of Mr. 8. P. Avery, 025 Broadway. They arc of fered at private sale and are 185 lu number. Many of them were painted to Mr. Avery's order aud are exhibited for the first time. Some are by very distinguished artists, lent by the respective owners to grace the display and throw on it an added beauty. About one hundred and tweuty-flve art ists in all are represented. Chief among the con tributions is "Hypatia," fcy Kothermcl, the Phila delphia artist. It Is full of dramatic power and represents the virgin martyr at the moment wuen, escaped for a few seconds Iron her pursuers, she stands perfectly naked upon a pedestal, ono arm pointing significantly 10 the picture of the Saviour, and her eyes raised sublimely to heaven amid the agony and shame of her exposure and the imminency 01 the torment tiiat is to ensue. There is also a picture by Madra/.o, the Spanish artist, painted expressly lor Mr. Avery, and representing a guitar player ab sorbed lu his art. of the other uictures we have space only to specify "School Money," Julius Hul? ner; "Portrait or J. W. Preyer," the cel ebrated dwarf fruit painter, by Paal Preyer, his son; "The Cymbals," Jo eph Coomans; "Horace Kccltlng Ills Odes," Arrnaud Hcullant; "The Studio,'' i'hfeophlle Gido; "snaring Rabbits, Sixteenth Century,'' Charles EdwardI)elort; "Evening on the Hudson," J. F. Rensett: ai*o "Eagle Hock," by the same; "Refuge lor the AffliOPd," Vun dcr Oudera; "Margaret in Church," yicto.r Lagye; "Ichabod Crane and Kat rina Van tassel/' George H. Boughton; "Ruth and Boaz," Alexandre c^bauel; "The Fortune Teller," Ernest Kathelln; "FfcJtb," Carl Hubner: "Sunday ?fternoon," Miss C. Conant; "Kaatsklll oods," Jervls McEntee; "Hue no Klvoll, Paris, May 24. 1870," Ignace de Leo.? y Escosura: "Music and Dessert," Ladlslas BaekaKr,w,e2; "Japanese Bazaar," Edoaard Castres; "The Christian Mar tyr," Albert Baur; "Sea and Sky," >*.? r. Richards j "Flemish Pirates," Kaiel Ooius; aud V'Braddock's Defcut," Emanuel Lcutze. - KEY ADA. G,re,at *'*clte,,,en> Over i fining Sult H?c l)tti?|<i'd Uivci ltlse to Numerous SUootu'g Affrays. Virginia City, May 1. 1873. Tne suit of the Raymond A Ely Sflver Mining Company ugaiust the Hermes Mining Company, In volving immense interests, and which has been on trial beroro the United States Court at Ploche for ten months past, resulted to-day In favor of the Hermes Company. The whole community of Ploche ha* been greatlv excited pending the trial, and the result was masle the suhject of heavy wagers. A'>eut forty thousand dollars changed bauds there tn-day 011 the issue. A personal difficulty between opposing counsel has grown sur, of the suit, which is expected to result in a hsstilc meeting between Harry I. Thornton and Mr. Perley, the hi st named being the challenger. Mr. Perley was ol the coun sel fsr the Raymond A Ely Company. The excite ment la still running high, and a number of shoot ing affrajs between persons Interested In the con test occurred t?-day, in which three men were wounded, one or them latally, it is believed. San Francisco. May 1, 1873. There Is an Intense excitement hero to-day among dealers In mining stocks over the verdict in the great mining suit between the Kuyinoud k Ely aud Hermes Companies In Nevada. Many of tlio brekers have lost heavily on Raymond A Ely. SUICIDE. Philadelphia, May 2, 1878. Benjamin Stiles, a farmer of Moorlstown, N. J., committed suicide yesterday by hanging himself In his barn. Ho was iu good circumstances, and leaves a wl/e And child. JERSEY CRTS PROGRESS. A Tear of Activity Succeeding a Tear of Staffs** tion?The Great Boulevard To Bo Con structed at Laat?Grabbing at

Property Along the Line? The Hew Post Office. After a year of general depression and stagnation In real estate Jersey City to entering upon a season of anlooked-for activity. The sales daring the past month give promise of what the future has in store. The caases of the stagnation last year need not be repeated, for the Hkhai.d teemed with | chapters of the misrule of a most extravagant and corrupt "ring," that was onlv smashed when Sheriff Relnhardt empanelled his famous Grand Jury. There is no apprehension that this ring in herits the renewed vitality of the phoenix. On the contrary, there is a general feel ing of security and confidence. The rail roads are no longer exempt from taxation, so that the burdens of the people become lighter on that account, New blood has beea injected into the several boards of the city government, which stands pledged to economy, so that the taxpayers may be able to recover from the effects of the ex travagance oi the late administration. Political adventurers have been, with a few exceptions, banished from public life. Amendments to the city charter were passed by the late Legislature by which outstanding assessments may be collected without hardship to the property owners. Thus another item?the interest on long bonds?will be taken away from the load ol taxation. Everything. then, considered, there is a strong probability that this year will witness a very material' reduction of taxation. The foregoing points will furnish the key to the remarkable stir and bustle In real estate. Dwel lings are being sold at comparatively low figures all along the district known as the Heights, es pecially In tbc vicinity or the railroad depots. Take West End, tor example, w hleh Is within half an hour's journey from Canal street and Broad way on the one hand or the <'lty llall on the other. An extensive sale or real estate will take place here in a lew days. Uenrlemeu who are engaged in business, lor Instance, in the neighbor hood of the City llall, New York, can reach West Rnd In less tlmo than It takes to reach fortieth street and can have a desirable residence for halt tlio rent charged in New York. That the coming season will also witness unexampled activity In the crcction or dwellings must be patent to every one who considers the encroachments of the railroads iu the lower section, or Jersey City proper. Tom Scott lias purchased a large amount of prop erty in this populous district for a new freight line, aid as property holders sell at good prices they retreat with their money and house hold gods to the Heights, where they will be secure from tho invasions of wealthy corporations lor many years. At this very day large and substantial brick dwelling houses are being ruthlessly torn down to make way for the iron steed between Firth and Sixth streets. The sellers have on the whole this ad vantage on their Bide, that with the money they receive lor an inferior house in this densely popu lated district they can purchase a superior one on the Heights and the slope commanding a most de lightful view of New York Bay on the one side and the valley of the Huckcnsack on the other. This applies especially to the tract bisected by Ocean avenue, commencing at the magnificent new church oi St. Patrick and terminating at Bayonae. Green ville is now a part of Jersey City. Another cause of tlie Impetus given to the real estate business is the proposed construction of a grand boulevard Irow Bergen Point through Bay onne, Jersey City, West HoJ^ken, Union Hill and on the northern confines of liudsou county, a dis tance of about thirteen miles. The location has not been exactly llxed by tho commissioners as yet, but it will strike a parallel with Palisade avoune, and contiguous to It on the west side m the Jersey City division. Speculators are flying arouud, anxiously awaiting the decision of the commissioners, so that they may grab up the property on the proposed line and thereby realize 100 per cent on their in vestments. one gentleman, who owns a large amount ol property iu New York city, in Canal street, and who owns sixteen lots near tho Patcr sun plauk road, the northerly limit of Jersey City, was offered fifty per cent advance on the price offered fourteen nvnths ago, and ke was about to consummate the bargain when lie was informed that the new Boulevard bill had passed the Legis lature, and that his property was on the proposed line. The negotiations were abandoned by the owner. The Commissio,ners to whom the execution of this most important Improvement was eutrusted by the late Legislature are, on the whole, men in whom the property owners can repose implicit confidence. If the good of the whole city as against the grusplng avai lce of wealthy property holders along the Heights be considered the line of Grand aveuue will he adopted. In that case population would settle In a waste district along the western slope of the hill, even though the owners on the eastern side were disappointed. There are some grumblers wno talk of "locking up" the whole scheme by an appeal to the courts. A lawyer of Jersey City is preparing a written opluion on behalf of these, to show that the act is "incongruous," some sections being Inconsistent with otnerB. It is Impossliiie to pleuse everybody; but when it is taken Into acrouut that disap pointed ofllcc-seekera, especially hungry surveyors, are the chler grumblers, there Is a very smsll probability that they will succeed In their attempt to deprive Jersey city of a main artery of travel, the want of which has long retarded her pros perity. The boulevard must be constructed sooner or later. Another great public improvement will be the ercctlon of the new Post Olllce, lor which tho people will be indebted mainly to their late Con gressman, George A. Halsey. It is a ract worthv to be recorded here that the very last bill passed by the late Congress was an act appropriating a sum not to exceed three hundred thousand dollars for the purchase oi land on which to ereot a Post Ortloe in Jersoy City, and but for the fact that Chi cago and Boston have absorbed the lion's share of the public building fund a still larger sum would have been obtained. The Commissioners to locate and purchase are Benjamin G. Clark, J. M. Cornell son and Postmaster Greene. Tho work of demolishing an unsightly row of shanties at the corner of Orove street and Newark avenue, the most valuable business portion or the city, was commenced yesterday bv Mr. Thomas Kelly, who will erect In their stead five large brick buildings for stores. Busiuess is steadily creeping towards the hill, and private residences must yield, even though grudgingly. BELKNAP AND SHERIDAN BOUND FOB WASHINGTON?AN ABSCONDING 8T00K BROKER. Nnw Orman'S, La., May 2, 1873. Secretary Belknap, General Sheridan and party left yesterday afternoon for Washington via Louis ville. Felix Ducros, a well known stock, money and exchange broker, Is reported to have absconded wlili $100,000 belonging to his patrons. DOMINION SOLDIERS FOR THE NORTHWEST TERRITORY. Tohoxto, Ont., May 2, 1873. A special despatch frora Port Garry says:?In compliance with orders from the Home Military Department a company of the Provincial battalion stationed here will march this week for Port Kllice, In the Northwest Territory, under the command of Captain McDonald. MI8S0URL New Mode of Rinnlag a Penitentiary? The Missouri Pad tie Railroad. St. Lona, May 2,1973. The Penitentiary of this State was leased yester day for the term of ten years to Charles A. and Biiaft Af Percy, of Weston, Itfo., und Waller Young Mid James ji. JKllls, of St. Joseph, Mo., they paying >h.G euMfi expfcnag of the prison and a bonus o* li oiK>. It is expected that the State will sav* qV0I one Hundred tuousaud dollars per uub"-^ ^ IU1. It appears that the aunoo^.fement of the sale of the Missouri Pacific Railroad was premature. Both parties have not vet agreed to such action, and the Bale will not be advertised nntil they do. The American National Medical Association will convene here next Tuesday and remain lu session three or four days. IHE TEN-HOUR STRIKE IN RHODE ISLAND. Providence, May 2, 1873. The mill owners In Woonsocket have shut their gates to-day, and all Is quiet there. At the delaine mill In QlneyvWe everything goes on as usual, the llsturbunce of last evening not being renewed, rue mills in Pawtuxct Vailoy were not troubled with the ten-hour strike. No hands have left thoso mills, and everything is running as usual. DIFFICULTY BETWEEN THE GOVERNOR AND THE LEGISLATURE OF WEST VIRGINIA. WHKKLiyo, May 2,1873. Governor Jacobs refhsed to permit the Superin tendent and Hoard of Directors of the Penitentiary Md Insane Asylum appointed by the Legislature to lake possession yesterday. The Governor Instructed the Superintendent to order the guard to shoot any one attempting to enter without his permis sion. NAVAL ORDERS. Lieutenant George M. Totten has been detached from the Lackawanna, and placed on waiting or ders; second Assistant Engineer William H. Piatt, from t ue Canaudalgna, and placed on sick leave. THE PHEHICIAH8 DV AMERICA. DtMOTWjr of m. Rem?rk?kl? Hlitorkftl Tmran fn Braiil?Hccard of m Ph?nt claa Visit to the Tarritery Plvt Ceata* rfes Beftxra the Birth of Chriet ? Th? 8kt*m Anasicd aai Delighted. RIO Janbhu>, April 6,1873. There are good grounds for the belter that a re markable historical discovery has Just been achieved In Brazil, no less than an engraved stone, bearing a Phoenician inscription, commemorating a visit to Brazil same 8ve centuries before the birth of Christ. The circumstances are:?Vlsconde de Sapercaby, a member of the Emperor's Council of State, received three months ago a letter from Parahyba, enclosing a drawing of the Inscription upon a stone which the writer's slaves had come upon daring their agricoltnr&l labors on his farm, and which drawing had been made by the writer's son, a young man who could draw a Uttlo. This copy was turned over to the Historical Society of Rio, and by it to Seftor Ladislao Net to, Director of the Rio Museum, for an examination. On examin ing it he was surprised to And that the characters were pure Phenlcian. SAVAN INTERPRETATION. I will now quote from the letter of tills gentle man:-^. ? ? After the first natural transport at a discovery of so great importance it occurred to me tnat, with the aid of ancient Hebrew, a seighborliig language and clOBeiy allied to Phoenician, ana some times with much reason confounded with it, all the Phoenician and Phanlcouuuic Inscriptions found on the Mediteraneau hiu been interpreted, and that, as 1 know something of the holy tongue, as the Orientalists call it, 1 might, perhaps, by study and perseverance, arrive at the Interpreta tion of this curious monument. Who, Indeed, would not feel uplifted?who would not experience a sentiment of pride at such a treasure-trove, if it should end the greatest and most general Inter rogation in the history of the early peoples?if it should confirm the story of the voyage of discovery commanded by Nexau and executed by Plxenlcl ans six centuries before Christ to clrcumvavlgate Africa, confirming at the same time the nerlplo of llanno, the inscriptions In North America, of which Couut Gobelin speaks In his "Primitive world," and perhaps even tno curious inscription referred to by Roster as existing in Parahyba de Norte. For some months I have been working on this grand problem without weariness or intermission, rather with growing interest and zeal. 1 speak with .*u cerity, bur. with a certain reserve. But, fascinated by the singular bearing of the research, I have been amplifying my ucquulntauce with Hebrew; I have gathered around me the needed books upon the Phtcnecian language; I have studied a great deal of what has been written upon this specialty; I have consulted more than flity Phoenician inscrip tions which have already heeu translated and dis cussed, letter by letter, by the greatest modern linguists, and after Immense labor I have been able to Interpret this inscription with such good fortune that only two or three wordb have proved beyond my powers. The inscription Is of a commemorate stone?a rough monument erected by some Phentclans of Siilouia, apparently exiles or refugees from their native land, between the ninth and tenth years of the reign of a king named Ulram. These rash or unfortunate Canaanltes?the patronlmtc which they have used to denominate themselves?left the port of Aziongaber (now Altaba), a port upon the Ited sea, and sailed for twelvo (?) novllunes (lunar months) along the land of Egypt?that is, Africa. The number of vessels they hau and the numbers ot the males and females composing the Adven turous expedition are all set forth in a concise and peenilngiy elegant style, these particulars being placed 111 termediate between the invocation?sono at the beginning and the other at the end of tne inscription of tlie Alonlm Valonuth?i. e., gods and foildesijes, or auperoa suiwaeque, as is the Latin ranslation by tiescnlus of those well-know v Plig neclan words. The Inscription is In eight lines of most beautiful Phoenician characters, but without separation of the words, without the vowel points and without quiescent letters?three great ob stacles to tho interpretation, for whose overcom ing a mere knowledge of Biblical Hebrew is insuffi cient. A certain ararlsm, not slightly manifest in the emphatic termination in alej>h and In the feminine one in tluiu, and more thau this the lorins of tlx* letters mem and shin, induce me to believe that the reign of the second of the two llirams was the epoch of tho adventure, and tliut the voyage was, thereiore, made in the years 643 and 64'2 it. 0.; that is, twenty-six years alter the siege ot Tyre by Nebnchadnozzar and four years before Cyrus reigned. The inscription does not declare which of tne two Phtenician monarchs is referred to as the Illram of the epoch. The first Ulrum of the two historical ones was the Illram the ally of Solomon, and he reigned In U80 to 947 B. (J. The second was an obscure prince, who reigned in 564 to 662 B. 0., under the pressure of Babylon and Egypt. Rut whichever the one, this inscription is one or tho oldest and evidently tho most notable record yet discovered iu relation to the heroic and enlightened peoplo to whom, It would seem, the whole of the seas were known. Leaving apart trifling matters, of which it Is need less now to treat, 1 will proceed to treat of the crossing of the Phoenicians ironi Airlca to Brazil. To explain this crossing, of which they themselves appeared to be unaware, 1 have resorted to the Iwautilul and classic studies of Maury on oceanic Currents, and 1 gather that the same happened to our Sidoniuns as did to Pedro Alvarcs Cabr&l 2,000 years later, wiien, knowing nothing or Brazil, he found himself unexpectedly off its shore. The only difference is that Cabral sailed from north to south, while the Phoenicians voyaged from south to north. Like t.'abral, in fleeing from the storms reigning lrom the Cape of Oood Hope up to near Scnegarabiu, they steered Into the high sea, and, seized by the famous equatorial current, which sometimes (lows with ex traordinary swiitucss, they unexpectedly came upon the Brazilian shores. I have written" to the learned linguist. Ernest Rlnan, and to the not less learned Fattier Bargls, g>vlng them some words of my version, and asking their advice how to make my efforts of the most service to science. But it is plain that until I see the atone myself and examine the locality whence it was drawn I cannot loyally give authoritative official publicity to the matter. I am, however, far from having any rears In regard to the bona jldet and authen ticity of the copy m a language studied by very lew men, and by these few onlv of recent years. Perhaps there are only six men in all Europe capa ble of forging such a writing, and they arc beyond suspicion. It is not, then, from fear of any deception that I defer mil publication; It Is because I must be able to give the testimony of the stone Itself, as taken by myself, and because I must rectify some or the letters, whose copying requires a knowledge of Phoenician to be able to discriminate them?a knowledge certainly not possessed by the copvist ofthat before me, as he has at times confounded nt-ni with named, van with Vaj and Daleth with Bech. CONNECTICUT. Factory Affairs?'TUe Air Line Railroad and Its Completion. Hartford, May 2,1873. The Howe Sewing Machine Company of Bridge port have paid all their employes the full amount of tbeir wages to date?May 1. The Leeds Satinet Manufacturing Company of Rockville have made a formal assignment of their effects. It Is believed the company will be able to pay scventy-flve cents on the dollar. Twenty thousand dollars was re cently lost by them in bad debts. Work tius been closed in the mills since March. The Panola, Car lisle and .Snlpslo mills, at the same place, ure lying Idle. The failure of the Carlisle Thread Company has Involved all these companies. Tnc Rockville Rank holds a large amouut of the Carlisle Thread Company's paper. A meeting or the creditors of tho Air Lino Rail road is to be held in Middlelown on Tuesday next to make somo arrangements for the completion of that road by the extepslou of time lor the payment of their claims or by sdmd other way providing ror tho amouut?$300.000?which it ueCJssary to pro yldc depots, Ac. The rails are all laid. *. ? HEAVY BAIN 8T0RM IN CHICAGO. r ^ -ttwy . CHICAGO, May 3, 1873. A very heavt rain storm, accompanied by thun der and lightning, prevailed here from seven o'clock last night until near daylight this morning. An quantity of water leil, and four houses, in different parts Of the ciu, where struck by lightning ana set on Ore; but the damage was light in all cases. CANAL AND LAKE NAVIGATION. Cornwall, May 2, 1*71. The canal la now open to Lachlne. The steamer Kenaud arrived last Bight, being the first arrival from the East tins season. Port Huron, Mich., May 2, 1873. Tho propeller Idaho, the first boat of the season, passed dowu througu the Straits at six o'ciook tlus afternoon. TRIAL OF A BAPTIST MINISTER. Boston, Mass., May 2, 1873. Rev. Kenneth n. Campbell, formerly pastor of the Baptist Society at East Dedham, is on trial in tho Norrolk connty .superior Court on the chatYe of bastardy. Miss Sarah J. Howell, a yoang woman of twenty years, is the plaintiff. Campbell U a married man ami about thirty years of age, A NATIONAL BANI IN COURT. Baittmorh, May'3, 1873. In the Superior Conrt to-day the case or William A. Boyd vs. The Third National Bank of Baltimore, for the recovery of United States flve-twenty bonds amounting to $20,000 and other bouds valued at $0,500, deposited as collateral security, cauie up. The jury disagreed and were discharged, standing nine for the ptaintlff and three for the defendant. The above bonds were stolen front the baok at th? ume of its rubbery m Anguui last. ABE PUBLIC SCHOOLS FREE? The Question Partially Solrei III Jersey City. Xo Redrew for the Boy Whslan Her Consort for His Teachers?Proselytiim Sustained by the Board of Education?Ege's Deflni tion of "Unruly"?The State Law aa Well as the Rules Violated. Blnce the Her a id exposed an extraordinary ease of attempted prosolytlsm in a Jersey city public scuool, not many days ago, the Catholics or that city have been greatly agitated on the subject. They relied on the Board of Education for Justice in the case, and It win now be shown In what manner the Board fulfilled public expectation. The tern for which this Board was elected will expire to morrow night, and the public can judge lor theme selves whether the last meeting of the Board con* lormed to the good old maxim of a great statesman, I that It was most meet and becoming in a Christian rulef to Inaugurate hU executive career by an act of clemency and terminate it by an act of justice. . superintendent Dickinson, to whom the case o! the boy Whelan was referred for Investigation, presented the following report:? n>w?i0u?? At thn lust meeting of tWs Bourn trie foi* lowing revolution, with the accompanyiof dlrectlou* woa 'Wwcd ThaWf ptt'Siiil h" compelled te Join U | tnv oxerelses of o mscSsrtan nature, oithe* vocal or other wi*e. against the wishes of th?tit AnT trans* Ke tarred to the Superlnteiwleiit to inquire UWTWm growiim of the rules ol the Board in this particular nave "Rule"?ISHhe'rulc* ostnhlished by the Board o f IMaea tlon lor the government o. tho scUooU saysinerrin climUof the several departments shall open their schools every morning nt nine o'clock hy reading a porUou ol the Scriptures without note or comment, ana all teacncris and pupils are expected to h? unlet and respectful during the exercise, which is entarced la all the school*. rne State law forbids all religious exorcise* '"except reading the Milile tin i repeating the Lord's Praye*." ,.fc. The Lord's Prayer Is repeated alter the reading or ?ne Scriptures in nearly all the primary dopartineou ana m Home or tho grammar departments. In a rew instances pupils have desired to bo absent a* those exercises, but in no cam that I have been able to examine has such desire ot the puptl, 11 endorsed by the parent, been denied. The Board 01 Education encourages tho exerclte of the children in Vocal music. No music books are provided in any of tne chisses, and in some departments there are no piano* The children are lond of singing, and the teachers them selves And the singing of the pupils to bo a valuable aia In school discipline. In this emergency sometimes words atul tunes have been used which were learned by the children ont of school, perhaps in Sunday school. ?ese songs have been sung as an amusement, and in order to vary the monotony of the ordinary school exercises?never as a religious exercise. Thcv have been sung rather than othors because moat of the pupils and teachers already knew them, and It was easier to use them than to learn new songs without books or nlAnoa I have, however, not beon able to And that any pupil has been required to )oln In sooh sii??lr?* con trary to the wishes of his parents. Should any teacher bo so indiscreet as to force children to sing religions hymns or take part in acta of worship contrary to the known wish of parents snch teacher would receive no encouragement irom me In such conduct. Respectfully, WILLIAM L. W0KIN80N, Superintendent, ,t The report was received and entered In full on tho minutes. As no mention was made of the act of Mr. Wakeman in sending the boy homo from school, nor or Miss Burt for striking his head against ifte' desk liccliuso he rofused to adopt the non-Catholic practice of bowing his head at the Lord's prayer, Mr, Norton arose and asked the Su perintendent if he knew anything about the boj who was expelled from No. a School, and If so, whether the boy was reinstated. Mr. Dickinson roDlled that although no report of tho case had been made to him, lie had visited the boy's par ents and given him a wrlttou permission to return to school. The boy, however, had not thus far availed himself of this permission. Mr. Norton sabl that the boy's father was willing 10 affidavit that his son was out out ot tho school by Mr. Wakeman, the principal, because ho refused to join In singing a hymn. He (Mr. Nor ton) toid the father to bring back tho boy, and ho did so, but Mr. Wakeman refused to take him bac* without a letter from the Superintendent or soma member of the Board of Education. It was one of the rules of the Board that when a principal sus pond a child he shall repert the case Immediately to the Superintendent. He (Mr. Norton), there fore, asked if the suspension of the boy Whalcn had been reported In accordance with that rule. Mr. Dickinson replied tuat no report of the case had been made to him. Here Mr. Pangborn,find In ir the debate becoming unpleasant tor gomcboaj, interposed and called for the question on tne re caption of the report, and the question was car rl(Mr. Norton was resolved, howevor, to have tho sense of the Hoard In this mutter placed on rec ord, and alter the lapse of a lew he of fered a resolution, providing that teachers shall conline themselves exclusively to the text books, course of studies and forms and exercises autho rized by the Board, ami set forth in tho rules ot the Board of Education of Jersey Clfy. This reso lution would give a partial protection against proselytlsm, and it brought Mr. Paugboru again to ms feet. He asked if the resolution was In tended to apply to the Bible. Mr. Norton replied in the negative, and added that one teacher, at least, had violated the rule that was designed to cover this point. Mr. Pungborn's neighbor and sympathiser, Mr. Ege, here came to the rescue. Ho manifested ercat indignation that the resolution shonld bo offered at all. This breeze, ho said, was caused t* an unruly and disobedient boy. (As lie said this he turned half round to Pangbern, who smiled and nodded assent.) He therefore moved to lay the resolution on the table, ana the vote on this re* ' suited as follows:? * Messrs. flouglass, Ege, miller, George Miller, 1 "l1 resident Potter, Messrs. Laverty, J. 8. Miller, Norton, Thles?9. This ended the case, as far as tho outgoing Board or Education Is concerned. Had Edward I*. Murphy, the colleague of Mr. Laverty, from tho Second district, been present, fanaticism would not have had a triumph. Five-sixths or Murphy's constituents arc Catholics, and this makes Jus ab sence all the more inexplicable. Yet there is something to hope for when It Is considered tSiat three of the live In the minority?Potter, Miller and Tlues?are not catholics, but they espoused th^ cause of rrccdem or conscience. In the expulsion of the hoy Wbalen the following rules or tho Board or Education were violated:? Ilule 7, "the Principal shall have power to suspend a pupil, notifying the parent or guardian of tho child and the Superintendent immodlatcly of such suspension and the cause thereof, and he may only IntUct corporal puwshmcnt." Rule 16 provide* that "no teacher shall be i?ermittod to be occupied in any other than the legitimate business of tho school daring school hours." Yet a collection ol hymns compiled by enemies of the Catholic Ckurcli Is used in No. 6 School at least. The singing of re ligious hymns Is Interdicted by the State law which provides that no relifioa** exerciser wMau ever shall be allowed in .'.ciiools receiving aid Irom the State, except reading the Bible and repeating tho Lord's Prayer. Rule 23 vests the power of expulsion iu the Superintendent only. Hule 28 sets forth that, the principals of the several departments shall open their bcIioow every morn ln? at nine o'clock by rjadlwg a portion of the Scriptures, without note or comment. No allusion Is made to the Lord's Prayer or to hymns. And in rule 30 it Is expressly laid down that qo studies, .lectures or instruction or new text books of any kind shall be Introduced without the authority ol tho Board. In the catalogue authorized by the Board a "collection or hymns" Is nowhere to bo found. Rule 41 makes It obligatory oa teachers to report to the Superintendent forthwith whenever a pnpll Is suspended from school. This wholesale violation of rules and or law without one word ol censure from the Hoard will not add much to tho reputation oi Jersey City for Justice or freedom ol conscience. ... THE MELROSE MURDER. Commitment of firhardt to Awatt tht Action of the Grand Jury-Ii He In sane I The coroner's Inquest touching the kilting ol John Morrison by Lawrcnce Ernardt, at Melrose, Westchester county, last Monday night, was con eluded, in the Morrlsanla Town Hall, at a late hoar on Thursday evening. Nothing materially different from the evidonco tilready published in the IIbkai.0 wan elicited, except that the wife of the accused testified to h"r husband having heeu knocked down by a blow fr??iii a trumpet m the haiuU si the deceased. A verdict was rendered, "That the deceased, John Morrison, came to his death from hemorrhage caused by a stab wound In the neck Inflicted by Lawrence Erhardt." Yesterday the prisoner was conveyed to the County Jail, where he absolutely refused to partake of food and otherwise conducted himself In such a strange manner as to lead the jail efflclal* to believe that he la Insane. There is no doubt that the wretched man feels keenly the position in which lie Is placed, cut off from his wile and family, who, without him, are utterly destitute. AN INSANE WOMAN DROWNS HER THBEE CHILDREN. Rri88IL9, Oat., May 2,1878k Mrs. Ridley, residing In the township of Grer, yesterday drowned her three children In the rivet while laboring under a At of temporary insanity. She subsequently attempted to drown herself, but was rescued. A MAN IIORED TO DEATH BY A HOBSE. Boston, May 2, 1873. D. P. Nichols, aged fifty years, a resident of Hyds Park, was found dead in his stable Wist night, haviug been kicked to death by Jau* herw.

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