Newspaper of The New York Herald, April 26, 1876, Page 4

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated April 26, 1876 Page 4
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ELECTIONEERING IN HIE SOUTH. Employment of Government Officers to Elect Grant. THE CAMPAIGN OF '72. Money That Was Expended in | North Carolina. JUlkWH, N. c., April 24, 1876. Whitley's startliug story touching the use of Secret Service money in the election of 1872, unbending, u It did, the Inelastic "Southern Outrage Miller," ex Attorney General Williams, set your correspondent to levlewing .-omc of bis old sources of Information, found useful here iu North Carolina during the memo rable Merrimon Caldwell contest of the summer of 1872. traced or secret skhvicx mix. There Is at present no trace of Secret Service money used in this Sutto for election purposes tu 1872 In the manner described In the case o! Johnny Davenport; but tbe State was lull of such notorious Secret Service mcu as the Infamous Beach and tue now repentant and Christian Hester. These men pretendod to bo on the hunt tor Ku Klux. and their expenses and disburse ments are doubtless covered uudor what the late Attor ney Geuoral playfully suggests as "a legitimate expen diture." Tbo Marshal's ofDce was very liberally supplied with money that year to ata the suppression of tbe Ku Klux, and almost every township in the Statu had its deputy marshal to put down tin- grim, ghostly foe; but of tbe I250.C00 disbursed by Marshal C.rrow in 1872 possibly not a larthiug can now bo traced to other sources than "legitimate expenditures," thus serving tho ends ot justice at un.v cost. special auk.ntk or poxr orricx dei-axtxexta Dumg the campaign of 1872 qui to uu urtny of special agents ot the Post OQlce Departineul wi re appoluted In this Stutc. A record of their uppotutmeuts and of the service tliev performed is presumably to lie found at the department in Wai-hingtou. But the most original ami animated feature of tho campaign of '72 was in the conscript army oi rotcnuu oillcera. rouio hundreds of "designated assistant **.? co son." were npiKiiutcd by Commissioner Douglas and Secretary Ituut well, with the approval of the President, and these swarmed all over tho State. They received $6 per day as revenue officials and performed iio duly whatever as such ex cept to eanvaf*. lor tho republican party and either buy Up or by lutituidaiton silence voters. If a committee mould see ill to peep into ibe olflco ot tbe Commis sioner of Internal Hevenue they would be startled at the amount of lai.-n certifying, iulse swearing una rhuuieless swindling perpetrated through the revenue system during the North Curoliuu campaign of 1872, Tin- amount of government money so squandered lu thi? statu for election purposes could not tiavu fallen short of |100,ooo. Th-s is. however, considered a very rmull matter iu government circus Secretary Urlsiuw wu? otticinlly Informed on the subject before the meet- j nig oi tins Congress, but It wus not d.-i-med "expedi sut" to inquire into the matter lest it shuuld provoke Congre>atonal investigation. XX-SKXATOB l-'iou or NORTH CAROLINA, now resident in Wsshiugtoti. Is said to have Invented the "de.Higui.tcd assistant" process iu tho revenue system lor elections, and doubtless could tell all about it. Hon. .fohu A. Hymiio, colored Congressman, and ouly republican member Irom North Cuiohnu, wus ono ol ihc-<o "designated ussistant " frauds in the election of 1872, and would sit admirably as one of u committee j of investigation on account ol his supposed familiarity wtlh the subject. Collector I .1. Youtig, of this dis trict, a probable candidate lor Congress in the approaching election, was ono of the macugers and manipulators in 1872, and seems to have ucled as a sort of paymaster geu--ral for tuo conscript aruiy of "designated assessor*" His evidence, together with j document* iu his office and at Waahingtou, will disdose Ibe Whole "conspiracy," ns District Attorney Badger I :burartrri/,ed It when. SOrno utile ago, he proposed to investigate tbe matter in tho Untied ritates Circuit Court, but Was estopped. PLXhS t'SKO in 1S72. At the close ol ihe sossion of Congress In 1872 Sen itor Jotin I'ool and ex-Souulor J. I). Abbott appeared In Kuleigh with a sum ol money vuriously estimated st Irani $ 10,01X1 to $30,l)uU. This money, they suid, had oeen apportioned to North Carollnu by tho Nu- i tioual ExOCUltVe Committee of the rcpublieau party, ! and themselves designated to expend it in the tnc.uage tnent ot the campaign, i-oiinuel K. Phillips, now 8o- | he,tor (ienerul of the Dcpirtiuent ol Justice, was then chairman ol the Stale Executive Commuter, ? ml It Wus remarked at tho time, by all tho leading republi cans hero, as a very singular circumstance that the National Committee should have thus Ignored the Slate Comnuttoo tn tbe distribution of luLds, practically taking the management ot tho tMnto campaign out of the hands of the Stuto Committer ami leaving it without money save local contributions. Precise-It how- muob money 1'nol and Abbott had has never been knowu to anybody but themselves. What they did with it all has been a matter of siieculatton They urc nol known to have . kept any account ol their cA|H.-udltores or to have uc tuuuied to anybody for the money they received. This matter has all the iiiue been one or tux rnorocxb mysteries of tbe great campaign ol 1*72, to which we perhaps have ut last a key through the Davenport transaction In New York. Senator Pool had, tike Davenport, a system of political hookkccptug and registration, and he ought lo be allowed to tell it the wherewith lie had to expend canto out of the ik-crcl Service lund, which nil the Circumstances of the case would seem to indi cate Ex-Senator Abbott is now Collector of the port of Wilmington, N. C. Perhaps he. too, would like to tell what lie knows about c-tinpaignlng in this 8tate. TIIE CENTENNIAL CANVASS. EVAKTH FOll PRESIDENT?A VOICE PBOM THE BOt'TH. To tmm Editor or Tint Ukkald:? In looking over your valuable Journal I notice that ? Ct'Rlounial Convention t* mooted to select ami nom inate officer* to administer the government lor the next lour year*, t trust tho project will he consum mated tuil the people's party organised, and, with tho aid autl lufluence of your powerful paper, will prove Victorious. We havo grown greatly aa a nation, but have sadly deleft. >t Died us a people. The uien ol '78 wete made 01 better and sterner stull than are tho men it to-day. "Wualnugtou'n Farewell Addrea*'' should ho read daily in e\ery public school throughout the ladil. and u* principle* und patnotisiu inculcated sud Instilled into the uitnd* of the rising generation. Jet lerson's test, "I* lie honest? Is he capable7" should bv strictly applied to every applicant lor office. The country is being ruined and disgraced by designing political knave-, gamblers and trickster*; both pailie* are corrupt and rotten to the core, but tho great masse* aro honest and patriotic. Let the people rally. There are plenty of wise sud noble men, who are not politicians, in whose hsnd* the government would he honestly and economically administered. William M. Kvaria is a statesman patriot, acbutar and B gentleman, whom tho people would delight to honor? They 11.ag hi* name to th* Urease, the people will rally I 0 ?r mouatala ami dale, e'er hill and tbrouab ralley ! Atlaxta, On., April 23, IS78. SPIRIT OF '78 8 DAMS FOB PBEfllDENT?A VOICE FROM TBI WSBT. To rat Editor or tnr Hcralo:? 1 have been for thirty y cars a reader of the Hrrai.d, sad, during my temporary sojourn In Central Kansae, It la quite refreshing to receive It regularly the after noon of the third day out, thanks to the "fast mail." The St. Uu a papers roach us one day sooner, but their news la condensed and meagre, which la not satisfac tory during the csctttng dtv.ii.| mint* of the last lew weeks. Every true American le?ls mortitled and die graced at the eurruptton in high places and ?sub to read all the particulars, not a coudensed abstract. My copy of the HtqALP is e.qj*ny sought by citlzeua and ta read until ucarlywurn out My object in writing ta to add my voice In favor of your proposition fur a centennial candidate. You treat the eobject in that vo n of humorous levity peculiar in your columns, but trie tliet mention ot it gave lue food tor ecrmus thought In my young days the high offices in our government were ailed by the ilrst mcu of the countiy?men of bruins, Intellect and exper.euce; ot tutcgruy and hon e?ty?gentlemen of the highest culture, men who. by years ot toll and cioso application, had d. -orvedly earned name, tame and position, which they would not have bartered or iin|>erillcd fur wnole centuries ot post trailers lop* Tney were willing and saltan ed to live within their means, chooeing rather to be known to posterity by tbetr statesmanship than by a reputation lor fast living You have given the name of a man of this character. Charles Francis Adams ta a gentleman by birth aud education and natural inst.ncu. He I* a scholar and a ?talesman. To put him tuto the Presidential eUair would give the nation the benefit of the prestige of hit . lather and grandfather, and, to the nations of Europe, would bo an earnest of onr deatro to return to our former position of dignity and roapooublitty: so that wo Americana would no longer dread to bear the names mentioned of our loreign Ministers and Cabinet officers. Indeed, some of our worthiest cttitena live io a dread ?f some exposure that will embarrass our highest ser vant, tho chief whom we have eo delighted to honor. With Mr. Adams wa would hare no each rear. I sin werolv hope and pray for tba eacce-s or yonr propoat OLD LINE WllIU. vmon, Kan., April 23,1176. |piM? AMD TILDE* - MOUTH CAROLINA IP BAILS, to vas EniTon or run Herald:? You juatiy credit tho Belknap rapoef to an oppoaw 1MB Krwrti Booing aaeb Inula thousands of ns ropub* licAD.', who helpea ' r our vole# to inuke tbe IIoum democratic, in-day feel jusltflsd of patriotism, not withstanding our partisan loyalty la tbercoy somewhat at a discount. Wa may well hope that the Independent voter baa at laat arrived in the country, and that he has cotue to aiar. He belong# te no party, but all turtles so far belong to Inm luat tie will, on occasion, utilize any of lln rii tor the good ol the Republic. Ilia name t#?tbe I inplc. lie ta clad to Und so lair a spokesman aa tbe Hkuaad, one ao loyal to tbe tradition# and tbe hopes Ot the I niou. Wo rebel# are now of little account in natloual esti mation. but some of us love our country better than we love lite. I intend in the election ol tbe centcunlal year to do tnv duty?aa 1 understand It?my duty to country, to posterity, to humanity. And to day, if, aa parties aro now cbnitituted, I should go to the Presi deti hat pull# 1 should feel it toy (acred duty to protest against t otu political organizations. 1 do not ace how I could do It w ib more emphasis than by putting in tnv ballot for Charles Francis Adams for Prealdeut aud Samuel J. Tllden for Vice President. KKCONS TKUCTED REBEL. Skithhsi.d, X. C., April 2d, 1870. BU1SXOW AS TUX DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE. To the Editor or tub Hkralu:? 1 wish you would bring out Bristow as the candidate for tbe democratic nomination for President It would be nothing like tne party Jump It whs Irom Seymour in 1S6S to Horace Greeley in 1872 There are no political issues that stand in the way. Bristow. besides being death on ring thieves, I# all right on hurd money und the results of the war. The repitullcans, with their Innumerable ring complications, don't want linn. Tbe democratic masses and all houest men are crying for bim as cbtldioii cry for curtain lozenge*. Tilden. Hen dricks. Tburtuan and ull the le.-i on the democratic list of possibles are played out party bucks, andean never win. Give us, then, as tbe democratic centen nial candidate Bristow, ol Kcutucky. 1870. Xzw York, April 24, 1870. A GOLDEN JUBILEE. Tbe Rev. Father Henry Lcmke, of Elizabeth, N. J., n priest of tbe Benedictine Order, yesterday celebrated the ttntcth anntvorsary of his ordination. The entire congregation of his church took part In tho exercises and attended tbe grand high mas*, which the jubilant lilmselfcelobraied on tho occasion. Attuched to the modest church la the Convent of the Benedictine Sis ters, and on tho other side, at a short distance, la tho pastoral residence, over tho portico of which tho Amcrtran Hug was festooned, and on tho sidewalk leading to the church u handsome arch of evergreens, ornamented with (lowers aud miniature llags. gave a losllvc appearance to the neighborhood. The church itself was clcgautly decorated lor tbe cele bration. The slender columns were entwined with evergreens aud tbe altar was covered with the choicest flowers. Among the large number ofCathollo clergy pro.ent were Bishop Corrigan, of Newark, and Bit hop MeQuald, of Koohcstor. At half-past ten o'clock tbe priests assembled in the sucristy of the church, and, having put on soutanes and surplices, fortuod lu a procession, which was headed by some thirty little girls dressed in white, and inarrned to tno pastoral residence. There thoy wore Joined by Bishops Corrtgau and McQuatd, who, on either side, accompanied the venerable Father Lcmke to tho church As soon as tho bishops und-priests hud arrived within the saucluary Father Lemko placed himself In tho centre, belore tho altar, where ho was approached by two of the little girls, Miss Ives and Miss Martinez, the latter bearing on uu elegantly ornamented cushion u costly gold choillcc, while the former rcud a brief ud dress to the aged pastor, fult of expressions of tore aud esteem and of sentiments of congratulation upon tho length of days in this life which Provi dence had vouc.hsafod him. Father l.emko re ceived the chalice, but made no reply, and Immedi ately utter tbe high mass was begun. * The celei rant was Father I.ctnko; tne deacon, Father Wendelln Meyer; tho sub-dencoti, Father Curblnnti Uustblhl, nu<i tho muster ol ceremonies, the Rev. J. J. O'Conror, of Newark. Alter tho flrsl go-pel Bishop MeQuald utldri ssed (ho rniigrogntiyii, speaking lu u general way ol the growth of Uathonciiy ui tho I'ti growth ol Uathonciiy in tho I'mted Stales, und alluding to Father Lutnke a- having been one of tbe j pioneers of the priesthood in this country. At tho usual lime lor tue benediction Bishop Corrigan, belore pronouncing It, congratulated the congregation , brleily upon tho occasion winch called them together. ; Tho scrric* having boon concluded u procession was again formed in ttie same order it had arrived at tho church and. as it movotl ulotig the sidewalks In the open mr, tho congregation gatherru arouud and expressions of ufleciton tor "Father Henry" worn heard on every side. ; As n mark of thctr esteem lor Futln-r l.cruko the priests oi the dioce-e of Sownrk, with his personal friends from other dtOOCSM. subscribed quite ii hand some sum of money?over 8700?which wo# presumed | to blm yesterday. A REVIVAL IN WALL STREET. Yesterday tboto persons who do business In Broad stroet, Exchange place and Wall street among the hankers and stock brokers were attracted to a flaming sign hung out at No. 40 Broad stroat having thereon in scribed this legend. Bkwakk ok { { Till DEVIL AND lll!? Wife, ! $ Kr* and Tobacco, { 5 the cause of all the ovit ,5 $ ID the world. J The clerks and bank ruuueis paused to consider this striking warning, and many a gay young broker thoughtfully read the sign nnd went on his way with a graver air. A Herald reporter descended into tho Base ment ol the ofllcc lu trout ot which the sign was placed nnd there found a mini named Dexter, who is one ot the "characters" ot Wall street. He said:? "Yes, sir, 1 put that sign out there, and I Intend to keep it there lor u warning to the youug men of Wall street The tune was when 1 would go tony blocks lor a drink; but 1 have not touched liquor tor tourteen years. In religion I am no open communion Baptist, but all men are my brothers; t luuke a good livinc aud give all the rest away. What did ths great Stewart (et out ol lite but his broad and butter! I gel more c?, sir, that sign is ths beginiiing of a icvtvui in Wall street I'' H. B. CLAFLInT UK IS TENDEttKD A BANQUET BT HIS FELLOW KXKCHANT&. The following correspondence fully explaius itself, and will, uo doubt, be read with Interest:? New York, April IF, 1870. H B. CLa Klin, Esq :? Uilar mk?Ihe undersigned, for many years your friends and contemporaries in business, desire to ex press their graiidoaiiou with the course your ttrm pur sued In your tuie suit with the government. Lsnecially that. sUudlug upon the ui.blemished rep utation ol your house, you refused all oilers ol com promise uuil accepted ihe legal Issue?an example much needed in loose times. Will you kindly accept tue congratulations of your friends, and gratily the undersigned by naming a day when you will dine with u* privately! Yours truly, George C. Richardson A Co., Wright, Bliss k J'ab ysu. W oodward. Lawrence A Co.; Parker, Wilder A Co. ; Joy, l.angdon A Co.; Denny, Boor k Co.; Wendell, ltuicbiusou A Co. ; I'otucrov A l'lummer, Buucudalil A Co., Jouu K. Williams, Heury F. spauldiug, daiuuef D. Babcock, l-awrence A Co.. K. It. Hudge, Sawyer A Co., I'. C. Calhouu. W. L. sir ng A Co., w. Turn bull A Co., L'pham. Tucker A Co.; Lewis Brothers A Co., taw, Harriman A Co.; Uarner A Co., James 1. Little A Co., William A. WUcelock, lliuut. Hooper A Co.: W. C. Langly, Samuel McLean A Co., Fred. Buttrrilcbi A Co., A. i'orson, Harriiuuu A Co.; K. tlelbermann A Co., Wbittcmore, Peel, l'usl A Co.; J. L. Bruuer, Brother A * Ca ; B. H. Smith A Co. MR. CLAFL1N B HSKLT. .Saw York, April 22, 1870. Gentlemen?Allow me to acknowledge your favor of the 1Mb Inst, and to assure you how heartily 1 appre ciate ibis expression of tho couUdcnce ol tuy fellow merchants Ills intimated in the public press, how ever, that the govvrumeut may appeal to the higher courts trom tuc decision already rendered in lavor ot my,nrm, and although tho absolute injustice of tho charges prolerred makes the result certain, yet so long as proceedings are pending in any form 1 must beg to decline the compliment you oflrr me. Again tbankiug you for your kindness, I atn, very trulv yours, H. B. CI.ABLIX. To Messrs. Gxorux C. Richardson a Ca, Wruimt. Hush A FabtaE; Woodward. Lawrxxcx A Co., and others. THE HUNGARIAN SUFFERERS. No, 174 Orand Street, April 24, 1870. To Tin Editor of tiix Herald:? Wo beg Ioavs to acknowledge the following subscrip tions in aid of the sufferers by the itlucdatlons in Hun gary :? A. Walla cn A Co (-V) Philip Brody, No 29 Greene stroet 10 R M 0 L Weinberger 8 8 M Moschcoviia 4 Hougariaa congregation OUab Zedck. 10 Total I&J Further subscriptions are respectfnlly solicited ami wtli be grateinlly received by the committee of tbe New York united Hungarian soclette*. K. Ki.einman, Secretary, U BARDOS, President. L. Csirjae, Treasurer. New Yore Maotab Roylkt, 1 No. 174 Gmakd Steebt, April 24, 18761 j To the Editor or tee Herald:? Tbe united Hungarian societies of this city arrange ?n the 29th Inst an entertainment in aid of tbe suf ferers by the innndaltoM la Hungary. Tbe little colony of the countrymen of Deak and Kossuth are bard at work to secure a thorough success of their undertaking. Considering Ute noble object of our labors wt respectfully request the icreptsnce of tbe enclosed notice, wherein we acknowledge tbe receipt ot the subscriptions received up to to day. Respect fully, yours, E. KLRINMAN, gecretarv of ths Kew York committee united Hunga rian sveieliea, EDGAR A. FOB. To thi Editor op mi Hxrai.d:? ? Will you allow me to correct through your columoa the atory which is now being circulated?from the pea of Mr*. Elizabeth Oekoe Smith, and original y appear lug in the lh m< Journal?in regard to tho "cause ot the death ot Edgar A. I'oe." It l? to he regretted that Mrs. Smith should have al lowed herself to be imposed upon by so vsrjr extraor dinary and improbable a story, and still more ao that she should have given It to the public without having tint proven its truth by reference to proper authority. Sbe asserts?on what or whose authority is not men tioned?that "a woman" with whom Mr. Poo bad corre sponded, exasperated at Poe's refusal to return her let ters, caused him to be "beaten in a most ruffianly mannerthat "a brain fever supervened," and that Mr. Poo thereupon "went to Baltimore, which he barely rcachod when he dlod." As truth in all things is always desirable allow me to stato to you tho following lacts, which, with the cor roborative testimony of twenty persons of the highest respectability, now living in this olty (Richmond), will prove the foundationless character of the story alluded to, and which Mrs Smith, unfortunately, too readily credited:? In duly, 1819, Mr. Poe came to Richmond and bare he remained up to the period of his leaving lor Baltimore, where, on Ins arrival, ho died. During tbla time he some times occupied a room at the old-faehlonad Swan Hotel, but was generally a guest of Mrs. Mackenzie, a lady of the highest social Handing. She had known and been fond of Poe from a child, having adopted bla little aistor Kosulte at tbe time when be tumsolf had been adopted by Mr. Allan. Mr. Poe, like bis sla ter, always called her "Ma," and bad grown up la In timate relation with her sona, who ware at home at tbe time of his visit of which 1 speak. Mrs. Mackenzie's residence, Duncan's Lodge, was In tbe suburbs of tbe city. Wo were her near neigh bors, and, tbe two lumilics being very intimate and in daily communication, we were necessarily acquainted wltb nil concerning Mr. Pou. He was himself an al most dally visitor at my mother's, und was aecnatomed to speak ireely of what intorosted or concerned him Belt. At this time a report circulated, but not credited, was that Mr. Poe was ougugid to u Mrs. S , a widow, residlug on Church Hill, a very plain porson, wealthy und considerably older than Mr. Poe. He at Orst vis ited her, but alter a while discontinued this altentloa and it was kuowu that they were not frionds, and | that Mr. Poo had refused to return certain letters ol tiers until she should consent to also give up bis own, which she declined to do, asserting ibut they bad been destroyed?a statement ot wbtcn ho expressed n doubt Some three weeks before Mr. Poe left Richmond he j had a briel but severe illness, tbe result of a day's dis sipation, of which cerium gentlemen uow living in this city were witness. Two or his friends, both physicians, piacod him in a light wagou and took hlu to Mrs. Mac : kenzie'a, where assiduous nursing and attention saved his life. This attack both gentlemen, who are still res . ldents of Richmond, assert to have been manls a potu, ! and declared that "another such excess would havo pi nved lalal to him." Thenceforth while he remained in Richmond his friends were constantly with Dim, and j certainty nothing could hava happened lo him without tbeir knowledge He soon recovered, and remained ; well and sober up to his leaving tor Baltimore. In this I time he was often at my mother's, and tbe evening of ' the day beforo (hut Uxed tor his departuie he spent j with us. On this occusion I had a lung conversation I with him, in which, notwithstanding my being little moro than a child, he *|>oke very Ireely of his plans (or the future, especially in regard lo tbe publication ol bis projocied paper, the Jri*, of tbe success ot which he seemed "anguine. 1 had never teen him apparently la better health or spirits than when I bade inm good by. That night ho speut at Duncan's Dodge, anu thence on tho morrow somo gentlemen of tbe lamily accompa nied him to town, and saw blm on board the steamboat which he took lor Hallimnre. They all unite in saying thut he leu in remarkably good spirits, end to several ol them he had expressed his intention of "turning over a new leal" in tile. I'ntll lite appearance ol this account of Mrs. Smith's in the Home Journal notonoolMr. Poe's Irtends among whum lie hud spent the list three months of bis lile bad ever heurd a hint of the extraordinary eircumstaneo thus set forth,.although if such a thing bad occurred, as stated, it must huve occurred in our midst. Very truly yours. .SUSAN ARCHER WEISS. Rk-umond, April 10, 187a COST OF THE DOOKS. THE CONFERENCE OF COMMERCIAL ORGANIZA TIONS? THE EXPENSES OF THE DOCK DEPART MENT TO BE LIMITED. A meeting of the delegates appointed from the Cheap Transportation Association, the Produce Ex change, Importers ami Grocors' Board of Trade, Cham ber ot Commerco and Council of Political Relorm to Investigate the operations of the Dock Depertipeut in reference to the plans and coat of the stone piers and bulkheads now In course of erection was held yester day in tbo Chamber of Commerce. Mr. D. L. Turnure presided nnd brietly oxplained the object of the meet ing, and Mr. W. T. Booth read the report of the sub committee, setting forth the result of the investiga tions made along the water front a few days ago. They examined the operations at tne foot ot Canal street and thouce proceeded to Christopher street, where they embarked on a steam tug aud inspected tbe new work of tho New York Central Hallway, at the foot of Slx tieth street Mr. Booth then submitted a resolution, ? as approved of by the sub-committee, to tho ; el!eel that tho conference requested by tbe Dock j Commissioners should recommend the suspension of < ail operations ou docks where tho preparation* for I stone masonry had not already been made, and that tho I limit 01 the ex|*>ndituro for tbe ensuing year outsid* ' of the necessary repair* should not exceed $000,000. i Mr. Booth also read a letter from Commissioner Wales, ' giving au estimate of the cost o! tbe proposed im- < provements. Mr. Miller strongly advocated the passage of the res olutioii, ana rout ended that tbo improvements were | absolutely necessary for tho commercial prosperity of the city. The examinations made by the sub-commit- , tec clearly showed tbis, and he thought no obstacles , should be thrown in the way of the Dock Commission ers, who. bo said, wen-doing everything Id ihctr power l toward that desirnblo end. Mr. Baker nlso t>aid a high tribute to the Integrity ami earnestness of the Commissioners. Commits <<nor Dimtuoek said, by way of explana tion, mat according to the resolution it was not con ? templated. as he uudei stood it. that any action should be taken by tbe Legislature. Tbe Commissioner* were sutlstiod that the expenditure should be limited, ae suggested; nor was any objection uken to the report ot the sub committee. But in regard to tbe proposed conference, he did not see wby any organization* other than those strictly ideiuilted with commerce should be invited to takn part in tho investigations. Mr. W. H. Webb, of the Council ol Political Reform, Intimated that the resolution suggested Included the co operation of that body. Mr. Phillips offered an amendment to the effect that the Cotton Kxchabge he included lu tbe associations in vited to inquire into the workiug ol the Dock Depart ment. The ameudmeut passed aud the Ship Owners' Association was also included In the number. Tbo Chairman tbeu put the original resolution, which was carried, and on motion it was resolved 10 appoint thrcu delegates Irom each of the organizations natued to compose the conference suggested. The meeting then adjouruod. DOCK DEPARTMENT. The Dock Department yesterday reported to the Sinking Fund that the following contracts are now In force First?Francis Spiers fc Co., tor supplying 6,000 bar. rels English and Portland cement at $3 it per barrel. Tne bills await audit. Second?James Molntyre, for erecting a new pier el Ko. 43 North Rtvor. Third?Mclntyrc k Bra, for building new plor et foot of Bank street, North River, at sn estimate of 14,371 M. The other work now in progress Is as follows 'The Christopher street section ol the bulkhead wall Is being extended southward 160 leet, the completion of tbe Canal street section of the bulkhead wail, and the work on pier No. 1 North River, which, when completed, will be 460 feet long. Tlio Dock Commissioners yesterday notified the Sinking Fund Commission that they have reduce4 the workiug and clerical force of their department to tho lowest basis consistent with lUo business of the de partment. MUNICIPAL NOTES. The Board of Apportionrarnt yesterday authorised the Comptroller to Issue 1100,000 assessment bonds et e rate of interest not exceeding seven per cent. The Board approved an appropriation of $100,000 asked for by the Department of Parks for the Park Im provement Inmt. The city lull was deserted yesterday. Pollticlnna gone to I tica Tbe Mayor will on Saturday send to tbe Board of Aldermen for confirmation the miuies of thirty-flveclly Marshal*. The nomination* tor Police and Park Com missioners will not likely he sent iu until aAor May L INTEREST ON CITY STOCKS. On Msv 1 the Comptroller will pay to the holders of city stocks and bonds the sum or $3,312,61*1 T7, being the interest due on that day on $110,638,146 M. Of this sum the Sinking Fund Commissioners will receive tbe rum of I69V.VA6 76 interest on Investments held by them amounting to $27,M8,M6 66. BROOKLYN FINANCES. Tbe reeeipm ef the City Treasurer ef Brooklyn lest week amounted te $81,408. Tbe werrnete pets omental to $168.7*4. Tbe amenat remaining on deposit to the credit of tbe city In the various banks is $1,276,861 Tbe aggregate collections ol Registrar ef Arrears Whit ney to April 82, was $42,61* REAL ESTATE. TIm targe number of eales advertised to be beta at the Exchange Salesroom yesterday attracted a largo attendance. The buyers were tew, however, and those who did desire to purchase were willing to pay only low prices, for which all the property sold was knocked down. The following is a list ot the sales:? K. V. Harnett sold, in an execuior's mle, a four story brick house, with lot 25x98.8, No. *37 West Thirty eighth street, north ante, 860 lest east of Ninth avenue, to Julius beck, lor $11,01)0; also, in a partition sale, No. 544 West Twentjr-niutb street, lot 25x98.1), with two houses, front (three story brick) au<l rear (two stofy frame), to Martin Carpenter lor $4,840; also. In fore closure, by order of the Supremo Cnott, R. H. Roose velt, referee, the following |>ro|x-rty:?Four lots on the northwest corner ot Seveniy-iuivcnili street and Eleventh avenue, 100x102.2; plot on the northwest eorner ot Severn)-eighth street and Eleventh avenue, 800x102.2. and a plot on the south sido ot Seventy-ninth street, 100 leet west of Eleventh avenue, 200x102.2, to tho plaintiff for $oo,ooa. William Konnvlly sold in foreclosure, by order of the Supreme Court, W. B. Nassau, refere<-, an undivided one-half Interest In the building Nog. 63, 05 and 07 Croaby street, east sldo, 42 tool soutn of Spring street, to the plaintiff lor $40,000. Also, under the direction of the uui referee, sn undivided one-fifth interest In unimproved lands on West 138th, 138th, 140th and 141st ?trceia, between Fifth and Seventh avenues, compris ing fifteen separate parcels, to the plaintiff for $24,000. The above-mentioned property la subject to a mortgage, of which one-fifth, with interest, 4c.., amounts to $22,240. E. A. Lawrence sold In foreclosure, by order of the Supreme Court, a house, with lot 25x100.6, on Baxter alreet, east side, 84.2 loot north of l'ark street, to James i assady, lor $16,700. Peter P. Moyer sold In foreclosure, by order of the Supreme Court, E. Patterson, relrreo, two lots, each 26xlOU 11 on West Forty-seventh street, north sldo. 150 feet wost of Eleventh avenue, to the plaintiff, John Realy, lor $4,040. V. K. Stevenson, Jr., sold in foreclosure, by order of tho Supreme Court, John K. Ward, rsleree, n bouse, with lot 18x62.10, on East Kighty-sovcuth street, south aide, 293 3 leet east of avenue A, to too plaintiff lor $6,884; also a plot 66x08.1) on East 34lb street, south aide. 224 loet west of Secoud uvenue, to tho plaintiff for $18,016. TBAXSrVUS. Broome at., s. w. cor. of Wooner St., 18.4x72; Samuel A. Lewis snd alio to Krcd E. Lewis Norn. Bloouiiigdale road, u. e. cur. Osih St., 32.5x33.2; some to asius Mom. 7titli at., a. a, 1(A) Ft. w. of 11 lli av.. 100x100; lame to name Num. Madison av., w. a, 50 ft. t. of It ??h at., .~>Ux75; same to tauis Norn. Boulevard, a a, 100 II ft. u. of 88th St., 76x80.1Ux irregular; same to same Num. Broome at.. ?. a, 41.8 It. e. of South 5th av., 21x04.0; same to eauie Nora. Qrove at.. 3 xlUU (24tli ward) ; John K)ein and wife to William O. Hiker. $3,000 Same property; William C. Biker to Barbara A. Klein . 2.500 2d av., e. a. 80.3 ft. n. of 55th at,, 20x03; Michael llshn aud wife to Amelia S. New.dialer 10.400 Washington av., e. a., 1-0 ft. ?. of road leading to West Karma, K4)xllK> (24th warn); Charles L. Know to Helen K. Drlsroli 5,750 6th av., e. ?.. 30.10 ft. u. of 120tli at.. 10.0x73; Philip Teeta and wife to John H. McDowell 18,000 6th av.. c. a. 17.4 ft. n. of 120th St., 10.0x75; same to Rinma P. >kinn?r 18,000 8th at., n. a, 255 ft. e. of lat av., 24 10x87.6; Peter J. Nlhleiu to Jacob Sehroader and wile .. 10,600 Jamea at., e. s. (No. 88), 24x100; Elisabeth Bropliy to William Bartley 6,000 10th sc, u. a, 170.6 ft. e. of a v. A, 74x114.4 (U part of) (No. 808); Joseph Kuchi aud wife to Kaapar Kiigert.i., 4,500 78th ?t.. n. a. 255 ft. e. <>r3d av? 24x102.2V Will iam 8. O'Brien to Randolph B. Martlnu 21.400 aoih St.. n. a , 1(0 It. e. ol nth av., 50x8t(8; John P. O'Xeiil (releree) to Jacob Dnvid 4,800 Qrove av.. e. a, 300 ft. u. of Cliff at . 40x100 (23d ward); John J. Holden to George llallabau 1,260 Qrove av., aanie property ; Qeorge llallahan to Mary J. Holden 1,803 76th at., n. a., 168 ft, w. of av. A, 26x103.2; Bertha Jacoby and huaband to Bertha Aaron 0,000 15th at., n. a., 244.0 It. e. of av. A. 25x103.3; Henry Krauae and wife to Conrad 1'felfer 11,500 5th av., w. ? ., 33.5 ft. h. of 50th at., 18.1 Ixdhxlrreg nIar, leasehold; Aaron H. Katbbone, administra tor, to Heury r. Spanlding 53,000 Attorney St., e. a, 120 It. a. of Grand at.. 20.7)^x100; Daniel Murray to Catharine O'Kunrke Attorney at., asme property; Patrick O'Rourke to Daniel M Murray. Attorney at., w. 20 ft. a. of Kivington at.. 20x40.8; Patrick U'itourke to Dauiel Murray Attorney it., w. a. aaute property ; Patrick U'Kourko aud wifego Daniel Murray. n.W. c 8th av.,n.M. comer of 133u at, 124.11x82. Ix Irregu lar to 134th at. (34 part of); jet II. Morrla, execu " tchlffe tor. to Samuel Schlffer Nora, 7th av., s. e. corner ot 12Hth at.. 74x48.11 (tj part of); .1 uliue Katxeiiberg and wile to Mayer KaltenbcrK.. 7,000 .. w. a? 48.4V ft. s. of24th at., 24HV'xB7.7 16; 2d av,. _ . Conrad Pfeffer and wife to Henry Krauae 20,100 8th av., n. e. corner of I 3d at.. 124.11x82. lx irregu lar to 134th St., x part of; Sarah h. Kay not. execu trix. tu Samuel Sclillfer Norn. OOlli at , i. a, 120 ft, e. of lat av.. 20x00; Prancls Kafferty and wife tn Thomta I.. Birch... 25,000 I24lli at., n. e.. 325 It. w. of 8tli at .. 175x100.11; Simon Bernheiuier and wile to Adiilph Bernlieliner. Nom. 124th at., n. a, fas) ft. w. nl 8ih av., 175xlOO.ll; Adolph Bi rnheliuor and wife to Simon Boroheitner. Nom. Bank at., a a.. 175.(1 3-5 ft. w. of Wnverley plaee, 20 6x83; Charles D. Konk aud wllo to Abram P. Jersey 10,000 68tli at., n. a., 455 It. e. of Bib sr., 20x101(5; Thomas McMauus aud wife to Anna McCahe 40,000 Stauton at., a a., 100.8 ft. e. of Chryatio it., 24.5-4x 100: Nathaniel Jarvls (referee) to Ilieronymus Hreunich 8,600 Areulariua place, e. a, 584.3 ft e. of Gerard av., 50x 112.3 (24th ward); Jamea R. Henry (referee) tu Morriaanla Savinira Hank 2,000 IltU av., w. a.. 75.8V It. n. of.VJd at. IB. 114xl2?.tl3.ix ' Ely (reft ' "" m irregular; Moses Ely (referee) to Nortuan Merritt and others 6,600 5th av.. e. a, 25.8 ft. t. of B.ith at., 21.10x100; Thomas 11. l.audou (referee) to Tuwuteud Wan dell 26,800 lk tax. West st. (No. 129). llenry llillebrandt and others to Thouioa J. Brlggs; 8 years..- 82,500 MOBTOAGKS. Kllng. Jacob end wife, to Selbrand Dierrenhsus, n. a ol 7th at, w. of av. C; Instalments 88,800 Scltroe er, Jacob an i wile, to Peter J. I'lhleln, a s. of 8th an, e. of lat av,; instalments 6,600 Koch, Elian, to A. Jakubi A Co., a a of 78th at., e. of 3d av.; 2 ycara 4.000 Pfrffar, Conrad, to llenry Krauae, n. a of 15th st, between eve. A and B; 4 rear* 1,500 Kattcnberg, Kosa and husband to Mayer Katten ben, a. e. corner of av, A and 18th at: 2 years..... 8,350 Schrueder, Jacob and wife, to Peter Uihlein, t. a. of 8tb at. a. of lat av. A; 10 rears 8.000 Hutchlns, Scllna, to Otter r. Flaher and others; on demand 8,011 McNatr. William II., to Rdwlr. dn Laureua. e. t. of Market at. (V par of); 6 months 400 Hutehiua. Seliua, to Claus Doacher and others; on demand 3,063 Cnrry. Sarah C. and husband, to Sarah Savin, n. s. of 73th at. e. of 11th av; due 3,000 : Gessner. Wm. J. and wife, to Catharine Lynch (ex.), a a of Leroy. w. of Bedford; 3 months. 4,000 , Bauh. Elita and husband, to David Salinger, w. ?. of 3d av.. ?. cor. of 137tb at.; 2 mouths 700 Lalor, Kobt 0. and wife, to John D. Cummins, No. 387 Bowery 3,000 | Vannei, Hartrnan and wife, to Jnlia La-kwocd and others (trustees), a a of 3d at., between ave. D and C; 5 year* 4,000 I Jtrehttceinrai Iron Works to New Vork Lite Insur ance and 'I rust Company, a a of 14th at. a. of nv. B : 3 years 48,000 Breitnieh, llleronymuv to German Savings Hank, a a of Stanton at, e. of Chryatio at; 1 year 4,000 FRAUDULENT TRUSTEES. To vox Kpitor or the Herald:? 1 noUce with satisfaction your recent editorials on tbe ?object of "'Fraudulent Trustees." Tbe law In England ta very plain aud effective in punishing tbi* description of crime, for crime it undoubtedly :a About twelvo year* or so ago tbe tben well known bankers Sir John Dean Paul, Strachan, Bates k Co., of London suspended payment Until that moment tbelr credit as a lirin stood Al, wbilo Individually each member bore tbo highest characior and moved in tbe best circles of so ciety. Shortly ufter tbelr stoppage one of their cot toner*, a Dr. Griffith*, applied for hi* securities wbich be bad left In tbelr hands for sale koeping, and lor tbo cashing ol various coupons as they lei! due. The mar ket value ol these securities was lolly ?36.00U Messrs. Paul, Strachan, Hale* A Co. could not produce theso bonds, he., for tbo good reason that they bad raised money on thetn some months previously on the Stock Kxcbange, In the hopes ot bolstering up their aflhirs, then m an almost hopeless slate ol confusion for i this tlivy were tried at the Old Bmiey, and, notwub siandlng the greatest indueuce was brought to bear on j tbe prosecutor lumsclt and in other ways to arrange i the matter, they were all three convicted and seu tencsd 10 sis years' imprisonment at bard labor, the greatest amount of puulabmeut allowed under the "Fraudulent Trustees act." Bales (ine Junior purl I uer), it was proved, knew nothing whatever of the mat ter, and Ins t'rieuds lully expected to get httn of!. but It was ruled thai, as a partner, be was bound to be cog msaui ol tbe daily business of tbe concern, snd was found guilty like the others. Sir John Dean Paul was nominally a most religious man. taking a prominent port in all ehnrtMble and re ligious movements in Loudon, gull h# went to prison for six years and served out his time there as a tailor, lie lias died since his release, snd his son now bears tbe honored title ot Sir John Dean Paul, baronet Ke speclfuIlT, ANGLO-AMERICAN. Nsw York, April 3ft, 1876. RAPID TRANSIT IN BROOKLYN. Yesterday ? meeting was held of tbo Directors of the Elevated Silent Saiety Railroad Company of Brook lyn, at which several plant and specifications tor tbo contemplated road were discussed. Under tbolr present charter they bevo only thirty davs In which to com mence work, end s bill t? now before tbo Legislature for so ex tension of tbe time. They can build the rood ?t tbe rate of a mile a mouth. The routo wt l be from Fallon lerry to East New York. The time will be, lor e train or six ear*, with e locomotive of nine or ten tone, twenty minutes, from one end to ibe oibor of tbo line. Fifty thousand dollars capital bee been sub 'scribed. ARREST AND SUICIDE. Officer Smaller, nf the court squad, proceeded yee terday morning to Na ft78 First svesue end arrested Bernard Sehlflhr, n carpenter, on eomplelnt of his wife, lor eessull. Be esked the officer to allow him to flnlsh hie breakfast, which be was le the act of cook ing. Tbe Officer did so end went ont in the hallway te tell the landlady to notify hie wire of tbo nrreet and to he at oourl in an hoar. He wee hardly outside the door of the room whee Scbifler shot himself through the right temple with ? nary revolver, the ball passing ont et the right side of tbe heed. Tbe wounded men wee token to Beilevne Hospital, where the doctor pro pounded bia nuury Intel GUILTY OF MURDER. TBIAL am A HOBTH CABOLINA BEOBO BOB BBO TALLT BEAT1NO TO DBATB HM TBH-TBAB OLD BISTBB-?A MCEBXXMO BTOBT Of FATAL CBUZLTT. WrxTos, X. C., April 20, 1874 Elijah Skinner waa to-day arraigned and tried in the Superior Court of Eertlord oonaty, held at the Conrt Hoose in this Tillage, lor the murder of bl* half aiater, Clara Jane Hampton. The murderer and hla victim were both negroes. The crime waa perpetrated In a oc cluded neighborhood in the county, known aa tfanney'a Neck, on Saturday, Match 4. and lta discovery sent a thrill of horgor throughout the community of thia en tire aeetlon. The asaaaaln and tne deceased were chil dren of the aame father but by different mother*. The ' age of the child waa ten years; that of the prisoner about twenty live. Elijah Skinner, with his wire, lived In a negro cabin on the plantation of Mr. Dillord Hid dick. The little girl had been placed .with this couple by her parents, who, In their abioct poverty and un thrift, c wore unable to maintain her. She is represented as having been n bright, intelligent child, but rather more fond of play than work. Un the day before she met her death at her brother's hands she failed to complete her appointed task of carding and spinning a certain tale oi cotton. Skin ner's wife thereupon beat her, and the ran away and bid in a fence corner, whero she lay out all night. Nest morning the little waif came to tho cabin of one Judith Purdy. shivering with cold and with frost and straw upon her hair. Shortly alter her arrival KliJuU Skiuner came to Judith's hovel and commanded hei to go home. The child fled from biui, when he pursued and ran her down. Then slinging her violently across bis shoulders, as bo might a dead pig. he carried bor to his house, weut in with her aud ciosed the door. Cast ing hor down heavily upon the floor, be proceeded to inflict upou the qutvvriug limbs and shrinking flash ot the poor creature a moat barbarous boating The cries and groans of the sufferer and the heavy blows of the stick were heard inauy yurJs away, and by one loo timid while man, who, to bis shamo be It said, stood s:ock still ind listened horror stricken, but did not go the tortured onu's relief. This tearful flagella tion continued tor upward of twenty minutes, when tbo child was dead. rt.iinuer and his wife then coolly went about to wash and shroud the mangled and battered corpse. The mardcrer then sought the neighborhood store, and made known the child's death, the suddenness ol w hich excited some suspicion and led to the discovery of the fearlul crime. The Cor oner of tho county was notified aud uu inquest was hold on the following Monday. The child's body was cov ered fToin head to foot with bruises. Ou the head aud face were three deep wounds. An autopsy, made by Dr. l.outs J. l'icot, showed that the lunga were bruis- d and lacerated from the severity or the blows received. Skinner was arrested und committed to the County Jail for trial nt tho next term of court At eleven this morning he was brought out or the jail and piaoed in tbo prisoner's dock in the Court Housa. Two young lawyers, LLC. Ward and Benjamin B. Winuorne, appearod as counsel for the prisoner. The Stalo was represented by Joseph J. Martin, solicitor, of tho Second Judicial district of Norm Carolina. A Jury was finally selected, composed of ten white men and two negroes, of which Xorinan I,. Shaw, a highly imelli gout merchant of tho county, was foreman. The wit nesses were sworn and examined, proving the facts as above set forth. Tho counsol for tbe defence endea vored to convince the jury that the homicide waa not murder, but merely manslaughter. Tbe presiding Judge, Hon. William A. Moore, charged strongly against the prisoner. At about dusk the rase was given to the Jury, who returned, after being absout half an hour, with a verdict of guilty of murder in the first degree. Tho death sentence will be pronounced in tho coarse of tbe present court term. EMIGRANT SOCIETIES' MEETING. An adjourned meeting of the Board of Deputies of benevolent and emigrant societies was held yesterday at the German Society's office, No. 13 Broadway, at three P. M. Mr. Robert Wallor took the chair and Mr. Wallach actod as socretarjr. The following deputies were pres ent:? From the German Society, Willy Wallach; (from tho St. George, R. Waller, R. J. Curtis; from the St. An drew, Bryce Gray, W. Coverly; from the Frenoh Benevolent, Charles Roussel: from the Swiss Bouevo lent, Henry Escher; iroin the United Hebrew, Henry lticc; from the 8oandinavian Emigrant. Alb. Ericeon, C. P. Thore: from tbo Belgiau Benevolent, H. La marchc, A do Brackelecr; irum the Irish Emigrant, James Lynch; trum the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick, Tb. Barbour, William Wbiteaido. Tho St. David's and the Italian benevolent societies wore not represented. Tho minutes were read ami the election of officers proceeded to, with tbo following re sult, the number of directors being increased from threo to six;? Fred Schack, President; Robert Waller, Vice Presi dent; Bryce Gray, Secretary; James Lynch, Treasurer; Willy Wallach, William Coverly. Henry Escher, Thomas Barbour, Charles P. Thore, Henry Rice, direc tors. Mr. Wallach, on behalf of the German society, of fered the use of their ofltce for the meetings ot the Board. On motion, It was resolved to send n committee to Albany to urge the passsgo of tho bill making sit ap propriation lor tbe Emigration Commission. The lol> lowing gentlemen were appointed:?Robert Waller, Thomas Barbour, Willy Wallach, Brvoe Gray, Charles Roussel, Henry Rice. Tbe meeting won adjourned. THE WAR OF THE BOARDS. War to the Knife has been declared between the Boarda of Police and Health. The latter eay tbcjr will not be ejected from their apartmenta in the Central ofllco and the former Bay flatly that they ahall. On Friday last the Board of Police took possession of the rooms occuplod by tho vaccinating corps for the use of | Inspector Dllks, the notice to vacate Issued two moaiba ago having boon disregarded by the Board ol Health. Tno latter becoming Indignant at their ejectment ob tained an Injunction yesterday from Judge Spetr, oftbo Superior Court, restraining tho Board of Police from occupying tbe said premises or laterlering with the Board ol Health In any way until Hay 4, whon tho matter will bo argued. While they are preparing copies for service on each of tho Police Commissioners the Utter uro determined on pushing things with vigor and removing tbe furniture which they hed hitherto al lowed to be left in the rooma Tho papers wero served on Mr. Voorbla. General Smith, In conversation on tbe snbjoet. said , that I be action of the Polico Board was unavoidable. They were sadly In need of ail tbe rooms in the build- I tng. They bad given the Health Board, who wore I tenants only by sufioraace, two months' notice; bad ottered thorn the 'fweniy-dfih precinct station house entire, and bad even consented to a transfer of $10,DUO j Irom their appropriation; but still the Board of Health ' held on to their possesion, promising and postponing uutil patience was no lougcr possible. The Polire Commissioners nave been advised that the Injunction by Judge Speir is not valid. Inasmuch as the l.aws of 1867, chapter 960, section 9, say that no in junction shall be yrnuio I against the Police Board or Its olflcert eicept by the riuprcino Court, alter sorvicc of at least eight days' nonce of a motion for such Injunc tion. This law was not repented by thecbarter of 1873 and is still in force. The Board of Health threaten to forcibly reiake the rooms under the injunction to-day, bat fro'in the firmness evinced by General Smith It is not likely that they wilb THE .NATIONAL GAME The game on the Union Grounds yesterday afternoon ' between the Mutual and Boston clubs was s great sur prise to all who wttuos-ed It At the conclusion of the 1 eighth tuning the score stood 0 to $ In favor ol tbe New York nine, bat in the last Inning the Bostons blanked j their opponents and then made five runs, ibns winning by a tingle ran. There were about 1,000 spectators present Tbe score follows:? lsxixoa Clul'i. lit. 3d. :vt 4M. 5fA.WA.TfA.WA.WIA. Mutual 00320010 0? 4 Boston 00000030 6? 7 Umpire? Mr. I.ougbltn of the Arlington Club. Runs earned?Mutual. 0; Boston, 1. Time of game?Two boars and twenty five minutes. A FIFTY MILE MUSTANG RACE {From the San Francisco Call, April 17.] The turf event which will teat tbe speed of tho Call fornia-bred mustangs, or wild horse, and the endurance of the riders. Is announced to take plaoo on the track of the Bay Dt*trictJ(eir Grounds Association at three o'clock on Saturday afternoon next. I. F. Smith and Neil Howry both claim tbe championship or tho Slate for last and contteunui riding in the saddle The maicli Is between those two lor a purse of $2,009. A match of this character is very exetilng for the spectator, and not monotonous as generally mnjortured. The terms ur* to ride Ufty miles out, weigh up lrtg pounds, each man to nse un horses, rhe mounting and dianiount Ing are accomplisliod while the annuals are under lull heudway. It is the intention nf these men to beat the time scored in the celebrated match or Osbaldston against time, which was 2h. 6m. M6n Mowrv subs. quently made tbe same distance in 21s. 2m. 36 ifs., tbe rosiest Urns on reeord. SPORTING EVENTS ABROAD. Tho King of Italy has received a present of four magnificent Arab borsea from tho Khedive of Egypt. Au open boat race took place on lbs Tync on tbo 11 tb Inst., betwasn William l.umsdso, of Blyth, and Robert Bag nail, of Ouaeburn, for ?100. Ths course waa from the High I.evol Bridge to tbo Hod bough Bridge, tbe distauce being half a mile. Ragnaliwae tbo favorite before the stars at t to 4. I.umidea wen by a length and six feet, rowmg tbe distance la fonr minateOL Weston walked 111 14 dial in twenty-roar hours, M Ike Psmuaa Usvasas, Msssbsster, on lbs lotb insu, George Firry, et Msnehoaicr. bie opponent, having walked 97 1-4 mtloe la the same Urn* PULPIT OR PENITENTIARY. KB. MOOLTOH'S PBOPOSITIoM TO MB MIT TBI QUESTION OF MB. BEBCHKB.-S GUILT OB US OWN TO A JV&X. Francis D. M out ton, that the public may know the "bottom facta" of tbo Brooklyn scandal. hat written to Mr. Beech cr tba following open letter, containing a propoaiuoa to snbtnlt the question whether tha Plymouth pastor should leave the pulpit or his accuser go to the Penitentiary to an ordinary Jury of twelve se lected men Baooai-va. No. 40 Ricnsrs Stsbbt. Arril, 2S, 187J. HKXRV tf.iKU Hkkchsk :? Sir?If it were p'-.siuit* I would allow you to so down to your crave without adding t.. the wgoay with which eoa sclcucv will lollow you on account ol your unfaithfulness. and adwltery, lor I have not yet grown so selfish lu seeking vindication for the wrone. you have doaa me xiid mine as to forget your past contrition, or to believe that notwithstanding your wickedneu you do not euffst great sorrow ou account of yoar crime.; but in jostles to society. which you have outraged, to tuyeeif, whom yoe have wronged, to my family, whom you have vlliAed, I must bring forward an (eeua. if possible, to determine whetbet vou ought to he lu ihe pulpit or I ought to bo in a prison. It ie duo to social order, tbo well being of the community and religion, which i? broutrbt iuto contempt, that yon ?bould leave the oue or I go into the other. You hat h made p-rtrnce evrr ?ince calllag together lbs Investigating Commiltre of your church that you detired a fair eoafnll Investigation of the charge* against you; and yet. knowing your guilt, you have availed yourself of every vxpedient that your wily counsel could suggest or yoar own ingenuity devise to evad* impartial Inquiry aad Mtpprese the facta. As one ur the Instruments oi such evasion, to injnro my eredlt as a witness, yon procured uy your own peijury an in dictment against me lor libel upou yourself in a statement which your counsel, Bentnmiu K. Tracy, in yoar nans, heggrd Die to withhold from the Investigating loraraitle, of which he waa also couusel, an I which I only published in vindication of myself from your talse charges, afterward mode to the same committee, ibis indictment you did not dare to pruatcute. but procured through a willing instru ment. against my protest anl reiteration of charges against you, lo he taken out of court by a nolleyrrusrgui. To endeavor to bring the issue between us to a competent tribunal I commenced a suit against you lor malicious prose cution. wherein both the questions ol your adultery and perjury mu-t be iu Issue before e Jury of your countrymen. Again evading the investigation of the facts belore tha only tribunal known to the laws of your country, von avoided the trial by demurring to iby allegations; and admlttlug that If all 1 said of your adultery and perjury ware true, yet you were nut bound to answer ray complaint, because or the success of your legel trick iu getting rid of the indict ment, which you hud so fa'.sely ana maliciously obtained fog your purpose of evasion. You demurred to elude investigation, notwithstanding from your pulpit you declared your willingness and desire to he tried before a tribunal that could compel witnesses, but n >t before loses and wolves -alluding to n proposed council of ministers. You were talking then lo an audiouco of your own choice and lor offset. Tbey thought you bravo and cheered you to the echo. They believed you. I did uot and do not now, but 1 propose to hold you if 1 can to your own declaration. Being now desirous only of sol milting the issue between us to a competent and impartial tribunal, and determined that you shall do so or admit your inleutiou to avoid and evade it, I submit the billowing propositions;? I will so amend mr complaint that the Itsue shall be, if it it not mi offered now, that liy your perjury you eaused me to be indicted for libel for saying that you wore an adulterer, you then well knowing that what 1 said was true. Waiving all formalities I will go to trial upon this Isaua alone, and I will agree tbat every witness shall oe heard, without technical oi jeetiou, who knows anything of any f?ct tondlng to prove tt.at Issue, either of tnelr own knowledge or by tbe siatrmeut of either party concerned In the dnnhle crime, or any othor testimony the tribunal belore which tbe trial Is had shall choose to hoar. A. I do uot desire to get uuy money from yon by my tult, which would per nans bo paid from the funds of the church, which ought to be deviled to a better uso than indemnify ing vou against the consequences ol your crimes, I will ask no damages whatever, tavu the nominal sum of $1, If tba issue is I'o ind In my favor. 1 will submit this issue to a jury tumraoned in the ordi nary mode; but II you sav it would he impossible to get an unprejudiced end intelligent Jury in tbe usasl way. t will cunseut that ex-Prcsldent WooUey, of Yale College, ehall s. lect the Jury, or I will leave Its selection to Ceorge C. Kobinson, of Brooklyn, who was elected deacon of Plymouth church by acclamation, and whom you declared on oath on the witness stand to he "one of the excellent of the earth," or to any man those gentlemen can agree upon. If neither of these propositions Is satisfactory to you, I will name a man and you can name another ana tner two shall agree upon a third to act as referee under a rule ol the Court. If these offers are objected to by you, I am willing tbat Thomas O. (shearman and your brother. Edward Heecher, shall select six men. and I will name two men to select ilx others, neither yen nor I nor our representatives to object to the men so chosen, and the verdict ot the majority to be accepted bv us as the tlnul derision of the ease. 1 think inv propositions are not open to ttnv moral objer tiou. aud I challenge you once more to a trial that will set tle the question whether you ought to be in the pulpit or I lu tbe Penitentiary. You need not a sit why I do not go before tbe commission contrived by your partisans in and out of the Advisory tlouu ctl. The Issue now is, did you commit perjury, or did 1 ant my wife commit perjury ut the trial iu the City Court ? 1 aud those dearest to me have as deep an Interest in Iht proper declslou of that question as you have. II my picket friends were to Institute a tribunal to decide it. you woult properly distrust its Impartiality and refute to go before it Your picked friends have instituted such a tribunal, and 1 as properly distrust its Impartiality aud decline Its Judg inunt. Tbe spider's parlor does not look Inviting to th* lly. If college professors and doctors of divinity do not see ths validity nf my distrust, the sane anil fair men who love Jus. tice and see t for the truth do see it. Borne fair and Just men fail to tee why innocence should shrink Irom the established modes of judicial inquiry, and should Uy for refuge to art fully devised mothods in which candid men have no contt dence. FRANCIS D. MOPLTOY General Roger A. Pryor baa appealed to the General Tertu Irom tbe decision rendered by tbo lower court on tbe demurrer In tbo Moulton-Bcecuer suit. HENRY C. BOWEN'S CASE. Tbe Plymouth Church Investigating Committee ant again laat evening at the resldenco of Mr. Pintt, corner ofOrange and Hlcka streets. Mr. Bowcn and his son were In attendance. Ur. Tllney summed up for tht committee, and held that Mr. Bowcn was guilty of hav ing slandered Ills pastor and Violated his covenant, and should therefore be expelled. The committee will meet next Tuesday evening to prepare their report to be sabmlited to the church. BRIGHT SKIES IN THE SOUTH. WHAT A TRAVELLER SAW IN ARKANSAS. Nkw York, April 23, 1818. To tor Editor or thk Hrrald:? I have recently returned from a somewhat extended trip over the State of Arkansas, whio i I have been visiting lot the last twenty years, sometimes once and sometimes twice each year, and I mast tell yon briefly how matters look down In that section. It Is surprising to see such a change for the better In so short a time. My business called me Into all the important parts of the State, and during the whole time I saw no distnrbanco, henco no quarrels, and met with no evidences of Ill-feeling or bitterness anywhere. Tbe people aro all at work, with an energy I have not wunntsi-il thero lor years. Tho harsh and cutting words and epithets ongendcrod by the war are bushed and are heard no morn. Tho colored people scent to be bettor saustled tban I havo soon thorn since tho war, and in fact all classes are in good hum*r and full of hope. The people are better supplied and more comfortable at home than thvy have been tor Sixteen years. The great wheat crop ot last year, to aay nothing of the other abundant crops, makes the Slate well-to-do. With even an aver age crop this year the poverty brought about by the war is gnuo and comfort aud plenty take Us place. There is no going back uud opening old sores; no searching among tho embers to kindle afresh the Arcs ol sectional strife. People of ail parties are on kind and friendly terms and working together to make the State prosperous. In the wtae and straightlorward ad ministration ol the government theiw everyoody has tho most Implicit confidence. The coudlllon Is truly gladdening to the heart of cvury lover of |h<aco, order and law; and a future ol prosperity to this State, so richly endowed by nature, is not now a matter of doubt. Yours, respectfully, J. ATTEMPrED HIGHWAY ROBBERY. As Sergeant Long, of tbe Twelfth precinct, accom panied by Officer Niggosmtth, were walking through Kifth avenue, near 124th ?L, at ten o'clock on Monday night, they beard tbe ioud cry of "Murder!"apparently c tning Irorn Madison avenue. They bar/led thither, and saw at tbe corner of I24tb st. end Madison avenue a Mr. H. K. Luthy, of No. 74 West 124th sk, In the act of rising Iroin tho sidewalk. No other person was In sight. Mr. Luthy told the officers that a few minutes before, as he was proceeding home, he passed three men, who suddenly turned round and struck htm on the side of the bead with a club or cane, alter which they seized him. and whde two pinioned his arms the third tried to lake bis diamond studs trom his shirt bosom. He succeeded, however, In acroaraiug, and the robbers, becoming alarmed, ran away without having secured any booty. It la probable thai the attack was preooncertod, and Mr. l.uthy lollowed for some dis. lance, as tho robbers directed all their attention to his studs, which wero worth $2,000. No tracea of the highwaymen could be found. REFORMATION OF FALLEN WOMEN. Tho Nathan committee of the Kluga county Board of Supervisors, who bevs been Investigating the law which provides for tbe commitment of femalo vagrants to the House of tho Good Shepherd, held a flnal session yesterday. Tbe chairman, Supervisor Stillwell, pre sented a report to bo submitted to,the Board of Super* visors at tho mooting to-day, recommending an amend* mum te the existing law by which a magistrate could commit to the House of the Good Shepherd ouly per sons between tho ages of fourteen and twenty-flvo years. It alio provides that between the discbarge of a girl from the House and her recommitment a sufll* cteot time should elapto to enable tho magistrate to determine tbe probability ol her reformation. It was moved to request a repeal of tho law which permitted Catholice only to be cent to tbe reformatory and hi* elude all creeds. There was opposition to this sugges tion. but the report of the chairman was adopted. There will be a majority and minority report prepented to tbo Board. COLLISION IN THE EAST RIYERJ On Monday night tbe yacht Wanderer, N.Y.Y.Ol, Mr. James Still, while lying at anchor off Twenty-eighth street. East Hirer, was run Into by the schooner Nellie Clark, while In tow of sieamtn* Jemes Bowen, staving In the yacht's port forward bulwarks, carrying away Iron work and port da vita, smashing boat, he. Thn tugboat, on being balled gave her name as the Battle. A boat tent from the yacht jennd her to be the Jen# Bowen, ae ahoy* stated.

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