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

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated May 5, 1873 Page 5
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ON THE ISTHMUS Coaptation of the Surreys for the Darlen Ship Canal* TRIUMPH OF THE EXPEDITION. A Feasible Route by the Atrato, Doguado and Napipi Rivers. ONLY TWENTY-EIGHT MILES OF CANAL. The Cost of the Enterprise Esti mated at $70,000,000. THE ROUTE OF THE EXPLORERS. Three Hundred Miles of Travel Through the Heart of the Tropics. GLIMPSES Or ISTHMIAN WILDERNESS Life and Customs Among the Aborigines and Conqnistadores. THEIR TOWNS, VILLAGES AND HABITATIONS. Mining and Gold Washing in the Province of Quibdo. A FETE DAY AT VEJIA. Drowning of One of the Explorers. Graphic Narrative of the Singular Journey. steamship Rising Star,) AT SBA, April 26, 1873. J The members of the United States Darlen Ex ploring Expedition are now upon their return to the United States, their laborB of the past season having been crowned with the most complete suc cess. By the new line via the Naplpl and Doguada rivers the entire length of the canal has been re duced to twenty-eight miles, the length of the tun Bel to about three miles and the estimated cost of the work to less than seventy millions of dollars. In continuing the account of the operations by which this triumphant result has been achieved I Must begin with the reconnolssancc of the Atrato River made by Captain SeLlrldge, accompanied by Lleotenant Collins. This reconuolssance was un dertaken while the regular surveys were In prog ress for tne purpose of gaining an accurate knowl edge of that river above the point to which the ex pedition of 1871 carried their survey, as well as of obtaining general Information concerning tke char acter of the country and its inhabitants. The distance from the Pacific beach, whence the Captain set out, to the town of Quibdd upon the Atrato, is about one hundred and sixty miles?no great journey in a country of railroads and steam boats, but in tnls country a matter of a week's severe travel, with hardships and discomforts in abundance. The route lay first from chirichirl Bay, over the hills of the "divide," t? the Cuia Klver, and this stage of the journey had to be per formed on foot. Arriving at the Cuia, the party took canoes, in which they were conveyed down that river to the Bojaya, and by way of that stream to the Atrato. At the little village of Vejia, on that river, they procured larger canoes and some fresh men and pursued their journey up the Atrato Itself nnttl they reached Qulbdd. This journey en abled the explorers to become acquainted with each of the three classes Into which the population ?f the valley of tne Atrato may be divided. These are, first, the descendants of the original Spanisti conquistadores, who comprise the ruling but least numerous class. Next, the descendants of the African negroes brought over by the early settlers as slaves. These form the bulk of the population. They are now of course free?a fact of which they appear very proud, speaking of themselves always as tibros, er free men. They have maintained the purity of their blood with singular strictness, and are still as black as the princes at Cong*. They are as a race tall, well formed and muscular, but lazy and shirtless to a degree almost beyond con ception or belief. They live generally along the ?trato itself and near the mouths of its tributaries, where they cultivate, In their lazy way, bananas, plantains and the sugar cane, raising only enough to keep them from starvation, with the aid of the flsh taken from the river. Lastly, we have the In dians of the Choco tribe, who are the descendants of the aborigines of the country. These live among the dills and mountains, and subsist chiefly by hunting and fishing. They are few in number and live scattered about, never collecting in vil lages. They are of mild disposition, lioncSt and in offensive, and possess the phlegmatic temperament cammon to all Indians. The route pursued by Captain Seirrldge led him flret among these people. On reaching the Cuia River he embarked with his party in a canoe, and, propelled by two Indians, provided with long poles, or potanau, they sped rapidly down the shallow stream. An occasional debarkation for the pos tage of rapids served to vary the monotony, and the flnt night they rested in the bouse oi PEDRO, TUB CHIEF CAMOI *\n. Here they were well received by Pedro's wife and two daugnters, who made them as comfortable as circumstances would allow. The two daughters, about fourteen and sixteen years of age, were quite good-looking, being well formed and having a pleasing expression; but the wife was hideously ogly. Their dress was simplicity itself, consisting only of a strip of coarse cloth round about the waist and railing half way to tbc knee?"only this, and nothing more," save a rew patches of red paint upon their breasts and laces. Simple, however, as this was, it was an elaborate toilet compared with that of the men, who were absolutely naked, with the exception? If, indeed, it be an exception?of a microscopic breech-cloth. On grand occasions, however, they found that the men came out in a grant]* tenue of exceeding richness. They fortunately had an opportunity of seeing one Indian in Cull dress, he being a young man who was seeking the hand of the elder of Pedro's daughters, "with a view to matrimony." This young gent had prepared himself to canquer by covering his body with a groundwork of black paint. This, about the chest, back and shoulders, was laid on in an openwork pattern, while the bands and feet, by way of contrast, were painted aky blue, and the face striped and dotted With scarlet. On his wrists were bread bands of sliver, and about his loins and neck num berless strings of blue, red and white beads, with a sprinkling of gold. Around his head, alsa, he ware a band of heads, from which dc Bnded bunches of fragrant roots and hark, and in mense holes Id tfco lobes of his cars ho wore huge flewers, resembling onr wild roses. Thus equipped, it may be supposed nis conquest was an easy one. It appeared strange that the men should monop olise everything in the way of ornament, but this w ba ftutfuon junoag where t&e wlfc is Uttle better than a a lave to her husband. TDK H0U8BS Or THBKK INDIANS are of the rudest possible description, constating only of a heavily thatched root raised upon poles, with the flooring built about six feet from the ground. Occasionally a portion of the sides 1b enclosed with cane or spilt palm, bat this is rare. A Are, on a pile of stones in one corner, serves for the cooking only, as none is needed for warmth, ami the caiinary utensils consist simply oi a lew gourd calabashes, an Iron pot or two, and a hollow stone in which the corn is reduced to meal. A day and a hair upon the Cuia brought the Cap tain and his party out upon the waters of the Boja ya, and in a country of an entirely different charac ter fTem that through which they had been pass ing. Here they found themselves in low, tlat laud, on a muddy, sluggish river, the banks of which were covered with plantations of bananas and plantains, and dotted with the abodes of the iibroa who inhabit this part of the domain. The condition ef these people is hardly better than that of the Indians. Their houses are but little if anv better, being built in the same way, but with the sides closed in and occasionally the inte rior divided into two or more rooms. TIIE ORDINARY IlRKKS of the men ia similar to that ot the Indians, and the same may be said of the women, except that the skirt of the negro woman Ib a trifle?Just a trifle?longer, aud, in addition, she wears a hand kerchief tied around her neck, which falls down in front to conceal the breasts?a desirable result, which, It must be confessed, it does not very effect ually accomplish. These people are passionately fond of music and dancing, and indulge in frequent fandango*. They are more sociable than the In dians. and collect in little settlements and villages that are sometimes picturesque, bnt never re markable for cleanlimjiw. Takimj them altogether, it would be hwd to fina a laay, shiftless and utterly good lor nothing set of people than these libros. Living in a country where everything grows almost spontaneously? and the land is rotten with rlohness?they barely raise enough to keep themselves from starvation; and were it not for the flsh that abound In the Atrato they would frequently suffer rrom famine. A half a day upon the uojaya brought our travel lers out upon the Atrato, and here they stopped at the little village of Vclla, where THRY MIT TBI FIB8T SPANIARD that they had seen, Seuor Don Carlos Lemon, the only white man in the village, and the leading man of all the region roand about By Don Carlos they were most hospitably entertained, ho placing one of his three houses at tbelr disposal. This house was vastly superior to anything that they had seen on their journey. Its sides were plastered and neatly whitewashed, and it possessed an upper story containing one room, around which ran a balcony. Here they rested for the night, and in the morning started on THELB JOURNEY OT THE RIVER with two fresh peons, or canoeraen, and a large canoe containing a ranch, or Uttle hut, constructed of cane and leaves, into which the traveller might retire and rest by tarns when the heat of tho sun became oppressive. The canoe was propelled by the forward peon, who handled a long polanoa, while the other one sat in the stern and steered with a paddle, keep ing the canoe close to the bank in the shallow water, and, as much as possible, out of the current. At midday they relieved each other, and thus the craft was kept in motion. The endurance of these fellows was wonderful. With but two light meals a day they would handle their long poleB and keep the heavy canoe under way against the current at the rate of two miles an hour for six hours at a time withont the least rest. The Atrato, upon wnich they were now travelling, Is A MOST MAGNIFICENT RIVER. 2,000 feet wide at a distance of 180 miles from its month, it Is capable of floating the heaviest ships to this point, even when at its lowest stage. Aud yet this river, draining an area of 15,000 square miles, supporting a population of 25,000 souls, aud flowing in the upper part of its course through one of the richest gold regions of the world, is comparatively unknown. The fact, however, that at certain portions of its course it flows within a few miles of the Pacific coast now threatens to raise It from its obscurity, and the recent suc cesses ef our explorers render it probable that the Atrato will yet become one of the most famous water courses on the face of the globe. The banks of the Atrato present to the eye AN KNDI.ESS PANORAMA of luxuriant vegetation, exhibiting the thousand and one curious and fantastic forms into which natnro loves to weave her tropical mantle. Above the dense, rank undergrowth, which forces itself to the very water's eage, rise the tall trees, whose towering topB have doubtless witnessed the roll of the seasons for centuries. Here one beholds a bread fruit tree, or au artocarpus, of gigantic dimensions, with Its trunk and branches com pletely hidden by tho leaves and flowers of innu merable orchids and vines that ciing to it for sup port and nourishment, and there another speci men, with scarce a leaf, holding aloft its crooked and giant arms, which afford a resting place ror hundreds of screaming parrots or a family of chat tering monkeys, who grin at the voyagers as they pass and cut strange capers apparently for their special amusement. Upon the muddy banks and sandy playas enor mous alligators sleep In the son, waking only lo slide lazily into the water at the shout of the boat man or the crack of a rifle. Now and then we passed A STRANGE-LOOK INO CRAFT, propelled by a crowd of wild-looking, half-naked negroes, who work with long polancas, walking loro and art the dcck, and keeping time to a rude, monotonous chant that sounds strangely in keep ing with the wild surroundings of the scene. These are Xningoa or barqueterloa, trading between Cartagena and Qulbdd, laden on the upward voyage with cottons, anisOttn, salt, knives, guns, pistols, "Yankee notions" and trinkets or all sorts, and on the return taking rubber, ivory nuts, gold, orqallla and the various species of dyewoods tnat are found in this region. All this was interesting enough at first, bnt soon became tiresome from its sameness, and our voy agers, cramped in close quarters, broiled by the vertical rays of the sun, stifling in the close atmos phere and creeping along at a snail's poee, longed lor a fullman car, even though it were rattling over the desolate waste of the alkali plains. The only variation to the monotony was passing an occasional house, surrounded by its little plan tation of plantains or sugar cane, in the door of which its inhabitants would appear and drawl out trie i r lazy "BCKN09 DIAB, SKN0KE8," followed by the nevcr-lailing inquiry, Q>u> time jwm oeiularf (What have you to sell ?) Our scien tific expeditionists did not rellih being taken (or Yankee pedlers, hut entered Into ttie spirit of the occasion and made ridiculous offers for barter that would bring oat shouts of laughter from their questioners, who were doabtlesH surprised to flud that anything bst the love of gain conld tempt any one into such an out-of-the-way place. The first night after leaving Yejta they stopped at the house of Seflora Florin da Dlas. lie re, spreading their blankets upon the hard floor, they managedto pass quite a comfortable night In spite of the crowing of cocks, the grunting or pigs, the barking of dogs and the crying of children, all the property of their hostess. The principal drawback arose from the lact thatthe basement ?! the house, that is, the space between the floor and the ground, was occupied by the hogs, and the odor that stole through the many chinks of the floor was suggest ive of anything but attar of roses or the "Balm of a Tfeoosand Flowers." Three and a half days of such travelling made the part* sufficiently PLHGUSTBD WITH OANAl. TRAVELLING to be glad enough to reach Quibdd. Here they were well received by Seflor Don Mathlas Baldric, who furnished them with comiortable quarters that seemed quite luxurious alter tbelr recent expe riences. Qulbdd, the capital of the province of the Atrato. Is a town #r city of some two or three thousand Inhabitants, or whom a considerable number are of Spanish descent, but by far the greater portion are negroes. It Is quite prettily situated on a bluif on the right bank of the Atrato just below Its con fluence with the Cnlta, but Its cane bouses, with their clnrnsy. thatched roofs, give it a mean and poverty-stricken appearance. Its streets are quite clean, but It is by no means free from the dis agreeable sme.ls common to all Spanish Ameri can cities. The Spaniards of the place are mostly engaged in trade, and some of the stores show a stock of goods that is by uo means small or badly selected. They supply the region round about for many miles with stores of all sorts, re ceiving In payment the gold dust that is attained from all of the tributaries of the Atrato tbat flow in from the eastward. MIX1NU OR WAftOTNO fer this gold dast is carried on in a rnde and lazy war by all the Inhabitants of this region, and the revenne therefrom forms their principal means of support In spite of the unskilful means employed the amount of goto, obtained is far from insignifi cant. The greater part of it finds Its way to (^ulbd<5, where from two to three hnndred thousaud dollars worth Is frequently collected In the course of a single year. Mining proper Is carried on only to a limited extent, and then only with machinery of the rudest possible nature. The greater part of the gold is obtained by washing the sands of the streams Immediately after the subsidence of the floods of the rainy season. Just after such a flood the gold washer repairs to some deep, quiet pool, and, diving, with his shallow wooden bowl In his hauds, he fills it with the sand from the bottom. He then returns to the surface and patiently washes out what he has brought up, getting rid of the sand, little by little, and allowing the gold to settle to the bottom. The results of his venturo may vary from two or three cents to a dollar, but he seldom falls to obtain some reward for his labors. In shallower water a similar operation U carried on by the women and children, who stand all day In water np to ther knees, and wash the sands of the playas, considering fifteen or twenty cents a rich reward for a day's labor. AMONO TUB MOUNTAINS whore these streams rise there is a rich field for mining, in the proper sense of the term, but ex pensive machinery Is needed and capital as well as labor required. The entire surface of this portion of the country Is overspread with the dry beds of streams that have now disappeared, and these afford ample opportunities fo^turning the present streams into new channels and thus leaving the richiy-laden sands within easy reach. The results of such operations, Jndlcloasly conducted, conld hardly rail to be of the most satisfactory nature, and there can be no doubt that, wheu the building of the canal shall have drawn capital and laborers to thU little-known region, the Valley of the Atrato will annually contribute Its millions to the world's wealth, (iulbdrt Itself Is bnilt upon an auriferous stratum that yields a fair percentage, but la sow little worked. immediately npon the arrival of the party In tho of the Atrato, called npon Captain Selfridge to pay Ills respects and tender bis services. ' This gentleman?Seflor Karara?was educated In the United States, and thereiore speaks English perfectly, and under his guidance they STKOLLED OCT TO SEE THE CITY. They fonud (juibdd to consist of some three hun dred houses, some of them well built, but the majority crazy affairh, and a church, large, but of rude construction. The Padre, who resides here, 1s the only one in the province, and be makes a yearly tour, visiting all tne towns within its limits. It is ta be iearcd, however, that his visits exciffe little interest among his parishoners, for they trouble themselves little about religious affairs, and as marriages are celebrated without the aid or either Church or state there can be bat little call for bis services in that direction. The most astonishing thing that oar travellers found was an American billiard tablet To find this evidence or progress In this out-of-the-way place was indeed a surprise, and they gladly availed themselves or the opportunity for "pushing a cue"?a privilege H orn wliich they had been de barred for some mauths. On the second day of their stay they dined with the Jejt Municipal, the Padre anil other prominent men or the place being present. The dinner went offwell. Wine flowed freely; toasts were drank, and no little buncorob was indulged in concerning the "Sister Republics," "Washington" and "Bolivar," and other matters or like sort. The next day at noon, the party, being well rested, started upon their return, and advantage was taken of this opportunity to make a running survey of the river, the courses and distances being taken and regular and frequent soundings made. Two and a half dayB 01 this work brought the partv back to Vejla. The day upon which they arrived wua A FSTE DAT, and lextensive preparations were in progress for ibe ramfongo that was to take place in the even lug. Canoes were constantly arriving laden with tho iliteol the surrounding country, and the vil lage was all excitement. In the evening, warned by the notes or the Hie and tom-tom that the resti val was In progress, the party, accompanied by their 'host, Don Carlos, proceeded to the house In which It was held. Here they round the ball room crowded with tho "beauty and the chivalry" or Vejia, and tho dance progressing at a furious rate. To the surprise of the visitors, the only odor perceptible In the room was that of Florida water, and as some or the yonnger reinales were by no means bad looking l)ncio Sam's explorers felt unite Inclined to Join in the dance, but retrained, lest with their heavy boots they might commit sad havoc among the delicate toes or their ftur partners, ror shoes seemed to be considered an aristocratic super fluity. The men?and in some instances.it must be confessed, the women?improved the lrequent intervals between the dances in patting themselves outside or liberal quantities of anlMUU), and as a natural consequence the "fun grew fast and furious" with great rapidity. When the visitors left, at about midnight, the floor presented the ap pearance of a PERFECT PANPEMONtfW, tho dancers uttering fierce howls and screeches that nearly drowned the thunder of the terrific storm that had sprang up during the evening, while the few miserable candles stuck upon the walls spluttered and hlssad and shed little light and much tallow apou the wild scene below. On the following day the party started upon its return, proceeding by way of the Uojaya and Cuia to the camp at the junction of that river with the Tracundo, and thence over the hills on root to the beach, which they reached on the 11th or March, having been fifteen days in accomplishing a Jour ney of some three hundred miles. While these events were in progress THE MAIN LINK OP StTKVBY was being pushed rapidly down the Cuia by the party under Lieutenants Eaton and Sullivan. By this party a line was run across the country ltom the Cuia to th? Napipi iliver, by which an Idea of "the lay of the laud" In that direction was gained, and the important ract established that the ridge which divides the valleys of these two rivers lies close to the Cuia, descending thence by a gentle sloue to the Napipi, thus leaving the valley of that river without hills or highlaud ror same miles back. The progress or this party down the Cuia was without noteworthy incident, belntr by the aid of canoes accomplished rapidly and with compara tively little labor, on reacnin? the Bojaya, how ever, which is broad and unsheltered by trees, they experienced great discomlort in carrying the survey over its burning piayas under the scorching rays of an unclouded sun. Perseverance, nevertheless, as is usnally the case, won the day, and on the 2d or April they reached the Atrato and connected their line with the survey or that river made by the expedition or Ulli While resting for a day at Vejia, before start ing upon their return, a sad accident occarred, wuich cast A SHADE OF OLOOH over the little party. Albert Brooks, the chief petty ottlcer of the party?a most excellent man and a favorite with all?while bathing in Atrato suddenly disappeared beneath the suriace and rose no more. Immediate efforts for the recovery of his body were made, but without aval). The spot which he had selected lor his bath was an exceedingly bad one, and the most experienced ol the uative divers refused to make the attempt to bring the body up. even when offered large sums of money, saying that the place was full of dangerous eddies and whirls of the enrrent. wnile waiting here Lieutenant Eaton received Instruction# from Captain ?elfrlrtge te return by way of the Napipi, aud, starting at the point at which his cross-line fbom the cuia ended, to con tinue his survey up the Napipi to the mouth of one of Its tributaries, the Doguado. These instructions were Issued, as the Captain had liecome satisfied, lrom his owu observations and the results of the surveys already made, that the valley of the Niplpl was in every respect WELL SUITED FOR THE CANAL LINE, and everything seemed to indicate that, by way of tbe Doguado, a way would be found lor shortening considerably,tke length of the required cutting, and, above all, of decreasing the distance that would re quire tunnelling. The Doguado rises among the hills within a mile of the Pacific beach, in the vicinity of the Bay of Chlrt-Chirl, and flows thence in a northeasterly direction and empties into the Napipi. Its head waters had been crossed by the main line surveyed In February by the party under Lieutenant Collins, and camp No. 2 of that party was stationed upon it. Accordingly a party was fitted out under the command of Ensign E. H. Taunt, assisted by Mid shipman Oalt, with instructions to start irom camp No. 2 and survey down the valley of tbe Doguado and conneet with tne line to be run up the Napipi by Lieutenant Eaton, By these means not only would the question ol Improving the canal line be solved, but A CONTINUOUS CHAIN OF LEVELS from camp No. 2, aronad by a circuitous route of twenty miles, back again to the starting point, would be obtained, and thus tbe accuracy ot the work would be put to a crucial test. Much interest centred about the party of Ensign Taunt, as on the 1st of April they set out upon their difficult task, for It was evident that the valley or the Doguado alone could furnish a more favorable line for the canal than that already surveyed. The progress of this party over the slippery boulders and through the steep rockv gorges, common to the headwaters of all mountain streams, was at first slow and disheartening: but as they progressed the road became better, and the lavorablc reports received from time to time cheered all hearts as it became more and more evident that the character of the country was favorable to the enterprise, and the surveyors bad at last found A LOCATION FOR THE CANAL, against which no serious objectious could benrged, aud with which no other known line could possibly com pete. About half way down the Doguado they lound some very remarkable hot springs. Upon either side of the river, in a rocky gorge, the not water babbled up and (lowed in copious* streams dowu the banks to mingle with the river below. The water emitted a faint odor or sulphuretted hydro gen, possessed a peculiar but not unpleasant taste, and was of a temperature or 110 degrees Fahrenheit. The natives said that these waters possessed remarkable medicinal qualities when used for bathing, and that the invalids or the country frequently resorted thither and were much benefited by their use. Similar springs were subsequently found upon the Napipi by Lieutenant Eaton. On the isth of April the parties under Lieutenant Eaton and Ensign Taunt connected their lines near the mouth of tae Doguado, and a comparison of notes showed that the levels agreed with surpris ing accuracy considering the length of tbe line aud the extremely rough nature of the country over which the survey had been carried. The corrects ness of the work was thus fully established, and the main LABORS OF THE EXPEDITION WERE CONCL1DET). It only remaining ror Mr. Eaton's party to run a few miles of check levels on the Napipi in order to connect the lines with a bench mark left by Mr. Collins at the mouth of the Guinea in 1871. This was accomplished in a lew days, and on the 17th the explorers turned their step* homeward, happy in the thought that the wilds of Darlcu should know them no more, and in a knowledge that their labors nail resulted in a success greater e^en than the most sanguine had dared to hope for. On tha isth of April they reached the beach at Limon Bay, whither the steum sloop Tuscarora had gone to meet them. They at once repaired <>n board, und in a few hours more the Tuscarora was steaming for Panama, and the expedition of 1873 had become a thing of the past. The following brief statement, will enable all to Judge of the importance or THE RESI'I.TS ACCOMFLIfniED this season:?The line surveyed by the expedition or 1871, widely known as the "Napipi Koute," re quiring a cutting of but thirty miles, with a tunnel of five miles, attracted the greatest attention and was most favorably regarded by engineers and commercial men interested directly "in the ship canal question. The estimated cost of a canal twenty-five Teet deep by this route was about eighty-five millions of dollars, and the most enthu siastic advocates of other routes were obligod to admit triat in the Napipi route they had a most dangerous rival. Bnt Captain selirldge was not satisfied even with this groat success. The ex ploration of the Napipi had fceen made under most unfavorable circumstances, aud the advent of the rainy season, oomnined with other causes, had prevented a thorough examination of the sur rounding country, Hufflclent information was, however, obtained to Indicate the possibility of Im proving the route by roiiowlng up the valley of sone one of the tributaries of the Napipi coning in from the southward, and to test this queatlou the present expedition of 1878 was organized. As already indicated, the remits obtained have the Naplpt at its principal tributary, the Doguado, and following np the valiey of that stream, the en tire length of the canal haa been reduced (rem thirty to twenty-eight miles, the length of the tunnel from five to tnree miles, and the deep cut tinK In a corresponding proportion. In thlM way the estimated cost (and the estimates are liberal) will be made to (all. BELOW KKVENTY MILLIONS OF DOLLARS. Twenty-two of the twenty-eight miles of this line lie through an almost level plane, with a gentle rise, where an occasional lock?nine in all?will be required to keep the cutting near the surface. Within the remaining six miles lie all the engineer lng difficulties?if difficulties they may be called?of the enterprise. The ouly obstacle, then, which lie* in the way of shortening the paths of commerce between all parts of the world by

many thousands of miles is what ? Six miles oi reck. llow long, in this nineteenth century, this age of steam and of stupendous enterprises that dazzle the imagination and challenge the ad miration of the world, shall the nations of the earth suffer long detentious in communicating with each other by circuitous routes while so insignificant a barrier only lies in the way of a sate, speedy and direct pathway ? Let the United States look to it that the rich prise now within their r?ach does not slip irom their grasp, lor already other nations arc moving in this direction. A PERUVIAN COMMISSION for the examination of this question arrived In Panama and sailed for Chfrt-Chirl with the Intention of co-operating with Captain Selfrldge on the very day that his expedition concluded their labors. It is understood that the government of Peru has announced Its Inten tion of undertaking the construction of a canal, provided a line can be found by whick the esti mated cost will not exceed seventy million dollar*. The line by the way 01 the Napipl and Doguado. as we have shown, fulfils tnese conditions. The canal, then, will undoubtedly be built. The ques tion is, Shall the United states build and controll it or shall we allow it, aud the commanding posi tion it will confer, to pass Into other hands* The Peruvian Exploring Expedition. A special Hsrald correspondence from Panama, of the 24th of April, reports the United states steam ship Tuscarora, Captain Belknap, arrived there on the 20th, with Captain Selfrldge and the mem bers of the Darlen Exploring Expedition on board. Tk? Peruvian Exploring Commission had sailed the 18th for Cupica liay, in a small steamer, to join Captain Selfrldge and his party there, but the ves sels passed each other in the night. The Peruvi ans nave not yet returned and have decided to have a look for themselves on the ground which Captain Selirldge has gone over. ART MATTERS. The American Paintings at the Bomti vllle Gallery?Sale To-Night. The American paintings which have been on ex hibition at the Somerville Art Gallery during the past week are to be sold there to-night and to morrow night on a plan known as a "private com petitive Bale." A peculiar interest and importance attach to tliem, Inasmuch as the pictures are all by American artists, and, as a usual thing, Ameri can in subject. Augero contributes -1 picture; Walter Blackman, 6; Bispham, 2; Bristol, 4; Brl cher, 5; Brevoort, 3; James (1. Beard, 4; Wm. H. Beard, 1; J. a. Brown, 2; Bellows, 2; Bradford, 2; Blerstadt, 1; Cropsey, 3; Casilear, 2; M. F. H. de Haas, 3; W. F. de Haas, 2; 8. K. Glfford, l; K. S. tiifford, 3; Win. Hart, 3; J. M. Hurt, 2; D. Hunting ton. Is Heade, 3; Ilulberton, 2; WlnSlow Homer, 6; J. B. Irving, 1; inness, 2; David Johnson, 2; Kastman Johnson, 2; Kcnsutt, 2; Lawrie, 2; Lamb din, 3; Mccks, 4; McEntee, 3; E. Moran, 2; Mrs. Murray, 1; Perry, 4; Arthur Parton, shaUuck, 2; G. H. Story, 2; Talt, 2; Tlfflany, 3; Frank Waller, 3; Wyant, 3, and Harvey Young, 2. We have on more than one occasion dwelt upon the talent displayed l>v Mr. Harvey Young, one of our most juvenile artists, as well as one of our most ambitious. His "Mount Shasta, Oaillornia," and his "Great American Canyon, Nevada," belong among the more powerlul and salient features of this American exhibition. They have already been de scribed In ttiese columns aud we have now only to say that they entitle the artist to be ranked among the most promising or the younger members of the profession now making themselves felt In America. Eugene Meeks has a variety of pictures, none of them very remarkable, perhaps, but all of them good. W lnslow Homer is among the artists who are very fully represented. His "Apple Blossoms" "Crossing the Bridge," "ComlngThrough the Rye," "Waiting for a Partner" uml "Haying Time" give him a claim to bo particularly welcome. David Johnson's "Glimpse oi Mount Lafayette" is full of solemn expression. Eastman Johnson's principal contribution is "Maiaenhood," a picture beiore which the average observer will probably staud mute, not being possessed of the little details that inspired the theme, though heartily sympathizing with Mr. Johnson's delicate treatment. We have no room for further specification, though more is deserved. LYNCH LAW IN MAINE. A Desperate Murderer Hang to the Limb of m. Tree by a DinguLmed Mob. [correspondence of the Portland Advertiser.] I'HKXyUK IKI.K, April 30, 1873. This morning news readied this town of a horri ble murder which took place last night at a camp about thirteen miles lrom here. The particulars, as near as 1 can learn at the present writing, are aalollows:? Lust Saturday night the store or David Dudley, at Hall's Mills, Mapleton, was broken into and a small quantity ol goods stolen. Suspicion rested upon one James Cullen, who, as lar as we can learn, IB a desperate fellew who moved to this country some two years since from the Province of New llrnnswick. A warrant was Issued ltd Gran ville A. llayden, of this village, who was Deputy Snerlff of the county, went in pursuit ol nun. lie left this village about ten o'clock on Mon day ilight, went to Hall's Mills, and the next duy took two men with him, and started on Bnow shoes for a camD lu the woods, some six or seven miles from the Mills. The camp was the home of a man by the name of Hwanbeck, and situated in Chap man Plantation. Mr. Hay den arrived at the camp Bome time after dark, and fouud James Cullen stopping with Hwanbeck. They retired to rest, In tending to come back to the Mills in the morning. During the night Cullen took an axe and killed llayden and Thomas Hubbard. There were two other persons In the camp?Mr. Hwanbeck and a young man by the name ol ltlrd. Swanbeck says lie heard a crash, and, looking up, saw cullen strik ing Harden and then Hubbard, lie jumped lrom the camp and made his escape to the woods. Alter killing his victims Cullen. tried 10 strike young Hi id, coming within an inch of hts head with the axe. Hird said, "for God's sake, don't kill me." Cullen told him ir he woald swear that he would never tell he would spare his life. The boy promised, and Cullen com menced to take the provision* out of the camp and then set the camp on tiro, Hwanbeck and Hird then made their way to Hall's Mills, where they arrived at about eight o'clock this morning. Parties were Immediately sent to scour the county in search ol Cullen. Parties from Presque Isle, Mapleton and all the surrounding towns turned out armed and joined in the searu.l. About four o'clock this afternoon a messenger arrived lrom Wall's Mills with the newB that Cuileu was captured. Cullen confessed tue crime and said he was glad he had done It. He was fonnd in the cellar of the house in Castle Hill where he lived. He said if they had let him alone he was going to kill his wife and child to-night. When asked If he did the deed he said be did, and he Intended to have killed the whole party and was damned glad he murdered them. It is reported that he said he struck them with the axe and then cut their heads off. Mr. Granville A. llayden was a young man much beloved by thla community, where he has lived ler many yearn. He leaves a wile and one child. He has been Deputy Sheriff of this county lor a number ol years, and was one of the most genial and popu lar men in this section of the state, wliero he is extensively known and much respected. The community will feel his loss very much and deeply sympathize with his widow and child, who by this villauous deed have been deprived ol an excellent husband and father. Mr. Thomas Hubbard was also a young man, who came to this county some ten years ago from St. Albans, in this State. He lived at Chapman, and was unmarried. He was one of the best young men or that town, and he will be missed by the community. The people are very excited at this unprovoked murder. Cullen had not the slightest pretence f?r killing these men. There were no iiard words, but everything was pleasant, and tlicy went to sleep in perfect security. This (lend In human shape, without giving them a moment's notice, killed them and then burned their bodies. Persons have Just arrived here from the camp where this awiul tragedy was enacted, and state that they found the camp still on lire. The remains of poor llayden ami Hubbard were almost entirely consumed, there oelng about a handful of bones left of both the bodies. The murderer stated that he dragged the victims after he had killed them and threw them Into the Are and piled logs upon them. un Wednesday night, about half-past n'.ne oVlock, officer Hughes, accompanied with a gnard of four ar live men, started from Mapleton to bring Cullen to Presque Isle. When the company were about one mile this side of Hall's Mills a crowl of some hundred or more of masked men sprung up from out of the woods, and, attacking the wagon In which Cullen was. they took him from the officers or the law, led him to a tree a tew rods irom the road, gave him a few minutes fer prayer, put a noose over bis neck with a rope they had breught with mem, threw the other end or the rope over a lliub, and .ill taking hold strung hla up and left him (unci >g until he was <lea4. In a moment there win a erj. "The fellow lias hung himself." The party kept guard around the tree and allowed no one to outer the circle. Officer Hughes then demanded the body, and they told him when the right time came he might have it. 'l he place where this occurred was about Ave miles frern Presque Isle village. On Thursday morning the body was brought to this village In a woef.eu box, in which it had been intended to bring there mains of his victims. Thus wtthin less than twetfy-fonr hours one of the most horrid crimes on record wag commuted THE LATE BISHOP M'HVAnTE. The Funeral Ceremonies and the Pro cession To-Day? Detaining the Re mains at the Steamship ? Transfer ring the Body to the Delegations?The Services at St. Paul's?The Conveyance to the West?The Brilliant Array of Clerical Attendants. It is now nearly two months since Bishop Mcllvaine died, at a ripe old age, in Florence, Ituly, and it was only on Saturday that his remains, hav ing been transferred across the continent of Europe, the English Channel and the Atlantic, ar rived in this city. The Herald of yesterday gave an account of the arrival. It had been expected that directly on the disembarkation of the body of the reverend prelate It would be banded over to the delegation which had been appointed to take charge of It while in New York. But owing to some Irregularity, hardly excusabio In such a case, the Custom House officers refused to let It be taken away, and after some discussion the box containing the remains was placed in the ship's hold, there te lie until to-day. When the Bishop died In Florence orders were immediately sent to embalm the body, which was done In the house In which be had lived. After embalmment the body was first placed in a wooden casket, the top of which could be removed at pleas ure. This again was enclosed in a leaden coffin, sealed air-tight. This again was enclosed in a box of commoner wood, which was finally covered with an ordinary packing case of rough boards, well capable of standing the wear and tear of THE JOURNEY OP THOUSANDS OF MILES. On the Inner casket was the Inscription, giving the name, rank and age of the dead clergyman. This was repeated on a brass plate on the outside box, which was covered with a black pall of fine cloth. The Rev. Mr. W. J. Lamson, tho Protestant Episcopal clergyman of Paris, accom panied the body from Florence to this city, and with tender care saw that ail due regard was paid to the remains of the illustrious dead. This gen tleman will eBcort them by special request to tuclr final resting place, and will only return when they shall have been placed In the earth. Be bus letters of introduction to many prominent peo ple here. Bishop Mcllvaine, In bis last moments, requested that his body should be taken to his beloved Ohio, the scene ef his labors for so many years, but he stipulated at the same time that the funeral ceve mouleH should be as simple as possible, and par ticularly that no ostejitaUous display should accom pany him to the grave, it has been, therelore, re solved that, while all proper respeot shall be paid to the remains of the Bishop, there uliall be no unnecessary pomp or circumstance In THE FUNERAL KITES. Of the two delegations now In this city from Ohio tor the purpose of receiving the remains?one a lay delegation ol some twenty-five gentlemen and the other a clerical body, composed of the Henlor Bishop of the United States, Rev. Mr. Smith, of Kentucky, and the Rev. Drs. Odiome, Buchanan and Gokum?a committee will go to the steamboat pier to-day to take the remains, 'l'nls will be done at hair-past three P. M. by the Reception Committee of thirty, appointed one rrom each Protestant Episcopal church of the districts ol New York and Brooklyn. The committee, headed by Mr. Fred erick l)e Peyster, Its chairman, will go to-day to the pier of the In man Steamship Company, and receive the casket from the hands of kev. Mr. Lamsen. Mr. Dc Peyster will then make a short ad dress, thanking Mr. LaoiBon lor his care and watch hfulness and relieving him of any further respon sibility. The Reception Cosimittee will then trans fer the casket containing the remains to the two Ohio delegations, and then the procession, convey ing the colliu in a hearse drawn by Blx horses, will proceed to St. Paul's, on Broadway. Besides the committees present there will be a lull representa tion of clergymen, including Bishop Littlejohn, of Long Island; Bishop Doane, of Northern New York; Bishop Odcuhelmer, of New Jersey; Bishop Wil liams, of Connecticut, Bishop Cox, of Western New York; also Rev. Morgan Olx, rector of Trin ity; Rev. Henry E. Potter, of Grace church: Dr. Ty ng, of St. George's: Rev. John 0. Smith, of the Church of the Messiah, Ac. The funeral ceremonies will simply consist of tbe beautilul Episcopal service for the dead, and no sermou will be preached. The scrvlco will be con ducted by Bishop smith, of Kentucky, assisted by Bishop l'otter. ol New York. The remains will not be visible to the public, and It Is understood that the coffin will not be opened at all; in any case not wblie it Is In this city. Besides giving opportunity for a morbid curiosity to exhibit itself, such a course, it is thought, would perhaps interfere with the preservation of the remains, though from the manner In which the embalming process was con ducted it 1b supposed the body must still preserve all its lifelike features. The luneral service concluded, the body will be again placed in the hearse, and, followed by a large number of carriages, will be conveyed to the Central Railroad depot, where It will be placed lu a special funeral car In charge of several attend ants. The lay and clerical delegations from Ohio, with Bishop smith at their head, will leave lu the evening train for the West, to which win be at tached the car containing the remains of the late Bishop. The last funeral honors to the dead will take placc in Cincinnati on Thursday next. MUSICAL AND DRAMATIC NOTES. A "popular anil moral tneaire" is 10 oe Btnrceu at Berlin. It sometimes happens that the moral theatre Is not popular and the popnlar theatre not moral. Mr. Rrahm's "Requiem" originated In the grief of the composer for the loss or his wife. At Milan the late Lord Lytton's "Ganoni" has been made the subject of an opera, "Vloli Plsant," by E. PerclU. Lord Lytton's posthumous play Is entitled "The Captive." In the representation of "Alda" Naples has sur passed Parma. After the second act a march is played ou trumpets, and its suecess was so great that every one in the house was compelled to ap plaud it. The Syndic and the Oiunta went to Slgnor Verdi congratulating him on his grand suceess. The theatrical troupe at Guedik Pasha?Armen ians, whi play occasionally in their own language, but m?re habitually in Turkish?have had a re markably successful season (luring the past Winter, the house having been wall patronised by Turkish otllclals of high standing and numerously attended. The Fifth Avenue Theatre announces benefits for some of its leading actors as follows:?ihis even ing tor Louis James and on Wednesday evening Mr. G. II. Gilbert, and on tne corresponding even ings of next week for George Clarke and Miss Linda Diets. SHOOTING AFFRAY IN BOSTON. Boston, May 4, 1873. Thomas Mayor, aged twenty-two years, employed at the Readvllle Iron Works, was shot last night In Merrimac street by Frank J. Shaida, a Portland street saloon keeper. Mayer, who is supposed mor tally wounded, was taken to the hospital. Shaida has beeu arrested. The shooting was the result of a sudden quarrel. IS IT A BOOHS BILL ? Assembly Chamber, Albany, May 1,1973. To tiik Editor of the Herald:? In the Herald of this morning a "verMed copy" of a bill "before the Legislature" is given, in re lation to the extension or the Boulevard above 106th street. 1 know of no bill or the kind, nor does the Journal of the House contain any record of the introduction or the bill as set forth In your paper. Very truly, JAMKH A. DKERING, Member of Assembly, Nineteenth Assembly District. MARRIAGES AND DEATHS. Married. Rrown?Ritrkh.?On Wednesday, April 30, at the residence of the bride's parents, by the Very Rev. William Qulnn, V. G., Martin B. Rrown to 1'h.uk, daughter of Edward Burke. Ksq.. all of this city. Swan?Wkekeh.?In Brooklyn, on Tuesday even ing, April 29, at the residence of the bride's parents, 9i> Portland avenue, by Rev. Dr. Adams, Cuarleti W. swan to Jknnik A., eldest daughter or Benjamin II. Weekes. Eastern papers please copy. Died. Aldricu.?Suddenly, of consumption, on Friday, May 2, at. his late residence, 237 Delancey street, Daviu Aldricil aged years, 2 mouths aud 16 days. The relatives and friends of the family aro re spectfully invited to atteud the funeral, from tne Wiiiett street Methodist Episcopal church, on Mon day, the 6th inst., at one o'clock P. M. Baldwin.?In Brooklyn, ou Saturday, May a, Josephine, youngest daughter of Frank and Jose phine Baldwin, aged 7 months and 16 -Jays. The relatives and frleuds ol the family are re spectfully invtted to attend the luucral, rrom the residence ef her pareuts, 6<M Lafayette avenue, on Tuesday arternoou, at two o'clock. Bates.?In Brooklyn. E. D., on Sattrrflay, May 3, Autiusmjs W. Bates, in the 29th year or his age. The relatives and Mends of the family, also the member* of Union Lodge, No. 6, f. aud A. M., stam lord. Conn., and of Progressive Chapter, No. 19s, it. A. M., are Invited to attend the funeral, irom the | Universalis! church, corner of Fourth anft sontli o'clock P, M. Remains to be Interred at Green* wood. Stamford (Conn.) and Itnaca (M. y.) papery please copy. Black.?On Snnday morning, May 4, Willta* Black, of the flrrn of Ball, Black & Co., aged 87 yearB. Notice of funeral in the afternoon papers. Bowman.?At Astoria, L. I., on Saturday, May 3, Sarah 8., wife of Samuel S. Bowman, In the 87tb year of her age. The friends of the family are Invited to attend the funeral, from her late residence, on Webster avenue, on Wednesday, 7th Inst., at eleven o'clock A. M. Horse cars passing Webster avenue leave Thirty-fourth street ferry, Hunter's Point Bide, half hourly. Newark Dally Advertiser please copy. Bbown.?In Brooklyn, on PrUlay, May 2, ot pneumonia, Agnes Lawrence, wife of De Witt C. Brown. Funeral services at her late residence, 87 First place, Brooklyn, on Monday, the 5th Inst., at four o'clock P. M. Friends ami acqnaintances of the family are Invited to attend. Interment at Syro CQBC N# Y. Camp.?On Snnday. April 4, Emily M., yonngest child of Elizabeth and the lato William Camp, aged 11/lufrelatives and friends of the family arere snectfally Invited to attend the funeral, from 400 l.exlngton avenue, this (Monday) alternoon, at two ? CAKHF.BV.-On Sunday, May 4, Denis Cabbkbt, after a short Illness, native of Queens county, Ire land, aged 42 years. His remains will he taken to .^e. church, corner Sixty-fifth street and Le avenue, where a solemn requiem mass will be heia for the repose of his sonl, at half-past nine ? clock A. M., on Tuesday. Relatives and Mends are re spectfully invlied to attend the funeral. His re mains will l>e interred in calvary Cemetery. Con Klin.?On Saturday, April 3. after a Un?er'jJS lllnesfl, ciiari.es R? only child of Charles N. ana and Sophie W. Conkiin, aged 1 year, 11 months ana The relatives and friends of the family are re spectfully invited to attend the funeral, rromtno residence of his parents, Uraham street, between Summit and Montgomery avenues, Jersey oity Heights. N. J., on Tuesday, May 8. Montgomery avenue cars leave Holtoken ferry. Co brig an.?Ou Sunday, May 4, 1873, Danikl Cob KKiAN. the beloved son of Patrick and Anna COt rigan, aged 12 years, 1 month and 24 days. . Iho relatives and friends of the family are re spectfully Invited to attend the funeral, on Mon dny, May 6, from lus late residence, 54 City Hall place, at two o'clock P. M. ? ? . cottbkli?On Saturday morning, May 3, of con gestion of the brain, Paul, youngest child of Henry and Cynthia Durree Cottrell, aged 1 year 2 months U"Funerafservices will be held at 104 Vanderbllt avenue, Brooklyn, on Tuesday, May e, at two o'clock P. M. Buffalo papers please copy. . . Covert.?On Friday, May 2, at the residence of John Duff, Esq., Coscob. Conn., after a lingering illness, Miss Jane C. Covekt, in the 78tliyearoI ,UThcKrclatlvcs and friends are Invited to attend tho funeral, oil arrival of New Haven lUBroad train, on Tuesday, May n, at one o'clock P. M. CtiuTis.?In Brooklyn, on Sunday, May 4. * short Illness, Gboroe A. Curtis, In the 63d year of his age. Notice of funeral to-moirow. Daly.?on Saturday, May 3. after a Hn^^ng Ill ness, Jknnib II. K., youngest daughter of Alice and the late Edmund Daly. th? Relatives and friends are Invited to attend thfl funeral, from her late residence, 317 WeBt Forty* fllfth street, on Tuesday, May 6, at nine A.?.) thence to the Church of the Iloly cross, where q solemn requiem will be offered up for the repose oi ^Dajnikls.?Suddenly, on Sunday, May 4, 1873, Cuahijcs Daniels, eldest son of tue late Charles Daniels, aged 31 years and 3 months. Tlie relatives and friends of the family are re spectfully invited to atteud tho ^neraU from lite late residence, 129 Madison street, on Wednesday afternoon, May, 7,1873, at two .'clock. DbaKB.?At honkers, on Sunday, May4, BnsAK Betts, second daughter of the late Samuel Betta, and wife of Jonas W. Drake, aged 87 years. Fleming.?In Urooklyn, on Snnday, May 4, jamb Wblwood Fleming, beloved wue of Dalrus Flem Ing and sister of Joseph and Robert ^?'7,? !?? ? The relatives and friends of the family are re spectfully Invited to attend the Mineral,' Grace chapel, High street, near Gold, on TueBtiaj alternoon, at two o'clock. wi.ia? Flu jut At Marshland. Staten Island, on Friday morning. May 2, Samuel 1L Frost. lnv1tart to Friends of the family are respectfnlly Invited to attend the funeral services, from his late j;?8^?"0?! on Monday atternoou, May &, ai one o clock. and a thp Moravian church, New I)orp, ftt two o cioc*. Carriages will be at Vanderbllt's landing on ar I rival of the 10 A. M. boat Irom New York. (jormley.?On Sunday evening. May 4, after ? lougan^evere Illness, Tbbbsa Gobmunr, agedM vcars, Wiativc of Monasteravan, county Kildare, 'Relatives and friends are requested to attend the funeral, from her late residence, 383 East Btreet, ou Tuesday afternoon, at half-past ono o'clock, without lurthcr notice. DubUn (Ireland) papers please copy. Hanley.?On Sunday, May 4, 1873, Andrew IIanlky, a native of Newcastle West, county Llme '^To'e funeral will take place from his late resi dence, ^Greenwich street, on Tuesday afternoon, atHABBiNoroN.?On Satnrday, May 3, of diphtheria, William Fbancis Habkinoton. aged l year, 11 months and 3 davs, son of P. E. H*rr,rl?I"0Q^._ . The funeral will take plaoe on Monday, May 5, 187:i, at two o'clock P. M., from 110 Division street. The relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend. Harris On Sunday, May 4. at his residence, Broome street, Alexin deb Habbis, aged 33 yeara. llelatlves and friends of the family are fully invited to attend the funeral, on Tuesday afr "ESE&S&ii&n. Tl,OMA8 Rabbov, native of parish of Inver, county Donegal, Ireland. Mineral services tlilj} (Monday) morning, at 10}< o'clock, from 40 Wtst TwClltTl irreer. llAwk?On Sunday, May 4, Uenby J. F. Haws, In the 47th year of his age. Funeral services at the Church of J*??*" figuration. Twenty-ninth street, near Firth avenue, on Wednesday, 7th Inst., at ten o'clock A. M. Hollry.?on Friday, May 2, of Innammation ot the brain. Alicb, youngest child of Alexander I* and Mary H. Holey, In the 5th year of her age Relatives and friends are .f^^rale? funeral, at the residence of her parents, WJorale mon street, Brooklyn, on Monday, May 5, at two ? Kelly.'-^in Sunday, May 4, after a short Illness, James Kelly, native of the parish of KUlruBto, countv Wexford, Ireland, aged 40 years. Funeral from hlB late residence, 520 West Thirty seventh street, on Tuesday, May 6, at one o clock Mbttam.?On Saturday, May 3, Frances Catti brink, wife of Charles Mettara, m the 57th year ol her age. Relatives and friends of the family are respect fully lnvlter] to attend the funeral, from her late residence, 129 Thompson street, on Wednesday aiternoon, May 7, at one o'clock. Moonkt.? On Sunday. May 4, Neu,it, Infant daughter of James and Sarah Mooney, aged 0 months. Fnneral from the residence of her parents, 81 Carroll street, Booth Brooklyn, on Monday, May 0, at half-past one P. hf. o'Nrili In Brooklyn, on Satnrday, May 3,18T8, at tho residence ol his daughter, Anne M. tlook, Patrick J. O'Neill, In the #3d year of his age. Relatives and friends of the lamily are respect Jhlly Invited to attend th^ funeral services, at the Church of sjt. Charles Rorromeo, on Monday, May a, at tenn'clocK A. M. Jbe remains will be taken to Flatnush lor Interment Parker?Suddenly, on Friday morning. May 2, at the residence ol his son-in-law, P. H. Dodd, lis East Eighteenth street, Itev. Joel Pakkkr, 1). D., In the 74th year or lils age. Foneral services this (Monday) afternoon, at two o'clock, In the Poorth avenue Presbyterian church, corner of Twenty-second street. Clergy men are requested to assemble in the church par lors at half-past one o'clock. Perkins.?At Vorkvllie, on Wednesday, April 30, 1873, Hoiirrt II. Perkins, aged 37 years. ARrniTECT Lodur, No. S19, P. and A. M.? Brothers?Yon are hereby summoned to attend a special communication of Architect Lodge, No. 119, F. and A. M., to be held at their Rooms, southeast i corner Eighty-sixth street and Third avenue, on Monday, at ten o'clock, for the purpose of attend ing the funeral of oar late brother, Robert fl. Per kins. Hy order. JAMKH UIUBBLE, Master. William A. conki.in, Secretary. Piooorr.?On Saturday morning, May 3, Amilii W.. eldest daughter of William and Eliza A. Plg gott, aged 7 years, 1 month and 23 days. Relatives and friends of the family are respect fully Invited to attend the luneral, from the resi dence of her parents, left Second street, Jersey City, on Monday afternoon, the 6th Inst., at one o'clock' Kkeves.?At Newark, N. J., on Friday, May 2, of diphtheria, Aoklua Lor is k, second daughter ol Alfred A. and Kate M. Reeves, aged 5 years. The relatives and friends are invited to attend tho luneral, from her ancle's (Isaac A. Alltng's) residence and that of her parents, 37 Walnut street, Newark, on Monday, May 5, at eleven o'clock A. M. Interment In Mount Pleasant Cemetery. IUuidknruho.?on Saturday evening, May 8, Rldolpii J. Roudrnburo, aged 8V years. Relatives and friends or the family and the mem bers or Hermann Lodge, No. 288, P. and A. M., also tne members or the|l nited Brothers of the Globe, of East 'New York, are respectrully invited to at | tend tho funeral, from his late residence, Nlaety second street, near Third avenue, on Tuesday. May A, at one o'clock. Ills remains will be taken to the Lutheran Cemetery. scon modau.?on Saturday, May 8, CrntrsrtANA Sophia, the beloved wife of John A. Sconunodau, florist. The friends are respectfully Invited to attend the fnneral, from corner Bergen Wood avenue and Fulton street, town of Union, N. on Tuesday: May fl, at two o'clock. s baton.?At Hyde Park, Dutchess comity, oa Sunday morning. May 4, 1873, Samuel J. M Sutton, son of the late Francis and Sarah Mills Sexton, 0i this city. Funeral from 8t. James' church, Hyde Park, oa Tuesday, May fl, at threo P. M. Carriages will be In waiting on the arrival of the quarter to elevca A. M. train, Hudson River Railroad. Wurrn.?Suddenly, on Sondatmornlng, May 4, a* Middle town, staten Island, aXtud U Wiut* la the 29th year of Ms age^ A:

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