Newspaper of The New York Herald, May 13, 1876, Page 6

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated May 13, 1876 Page 6
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the rati iirara. Speaker Hu3ted on the Acticn ? cf the Assembly. What lit h.nows About the Green Iitsisiw, Rapid Transit iad Other Bills. THE SPRING ELECTION QUESTION. How the Filibustering Was P anned and Carried Out. INTERESTING- DETAILS. The following internet* had yeslnrdar hy a reprc ?cniauve of the Ukkau> with General Jutncs Husted, the Speaker ol the Assembly, will bo rend with interest by all who have watched the proceedings ol' tlic l.eijia lataro during Its late session. "General Husted, will you give the Hebald, in your opinion, the general character ol the last Legislature V' "Kar above the average," said he. "It labured under tbe misfortuuo of having a very larg* preponderance of new mom hers and of raon lacking in legislative and parliamentary experience. li waa a vcr^ independent l<o<iy. and, in so fur as the majority w|i concerned, utterly rolused to recognise auy leadership. This was mad? evident at the vt ry commencement ol thu session, and to such a degree thai a conier?uc? was hold lor the purpose or settling on a llae of policy, it resulted, however, iu nothing. Quito a number ol gentlemen assorted that, while thoy believed in party dlacipliue at the poll*, they did not recoguixo it* cluiiu.j in matters ol a legislative naiuro; tlul in discharging the oou ?titutlonal obligation Imposed on a member, ho h Huso If must be tbe judgo as to what wai ins duty, and that no caucus hud a right lu doleriiiiuo wb"th?r tno sup. port of auy |iarticuiar measure was obligatory. This was ahown more fully in the cafe of iho Ogdeii charter. Had the party In caucus ad .pted Huh bill as a jiarty measure, its success would have boon assured. It is utterly impossible lor tho majority of auv legislative l-ody to secure a political success unions it submits to party discipline :tud indorses and sustains the position* taken by recognised leaders It is likn an army goln^ Into battlo with lifiy colonels without a coun cil ol war and without a commanding general. Why, it was with the greatest difficulty that the Supply bill was passed, and that, loo, when it was Admittedly tho cleanest bill of the kind that had been submitted to the Legislature lor mauy years, simply becauso lomo Tew gentlemen docliuod to submit their private Judgments to the general judguiont of iho party. " ?'You speak of political lauures. Do I understand you to say that you regard the last Legislature as a failuroT" "Hy uo means. The Legislature of 1876 may look back upon its proceedings wnb the couscIousucsb ?l knowing that white it did great good it did tlio Stato no harm. Why, sir, this Legislature did what the legislature ol 1874, with all its genius and dash, failed In accomplishing. It passed the constitutional amend ments in referencu to the Stato prisons and canals. Iu addition to these two great reform measures it has adopted the school Minendmont, has passed iho Stato Prison and Canal Reform Investigating bills; bus reduced taxation to a trillo over three nulls; has adopted au appropriation bill and a canal budget which thalleuge criticism, and enacted a supplv bill which Governor Tildeu himself was forced to compli went by message. ihcre has not, iu my opinion, in lorly years sat at Albauy a Legislature as painstaking, as watcblul of the tuiorosis of tho State, us economical in its appropriate or the public money as this same body, which has received such indiscriminate abuse, when it should, on the contrary, have received enco miums for Its watcblul rare of the public Interests." , LWJIS1.AV1VS ACTS AJfl) FAIM'Khg. "Are yon not tokiug a rather roso-coiored view of the situation f " "Not at all. 1 allude to what tho Legislature has doua. I refer to the statute* that it has enacted. As to what It failed to do I will be equally explicit, ami 1 tbink 1 can explain to your satisfaction why it failed to do a good mauy things, it tailed to |.a?s tho bill for a spring election from lear that the party vote could not bo brought to the poils except in a general lall canvass. 1 think, ami have always thought, that as in most of the cities and villages In the State', Ibe charter oleclton in New York should be disso! euted Irom the political luror and hurry scurry that are inseparable irom a State or national canvass. 1 be lieve that when tbe question Is one that Is brought directly to lb* attention of tho taxpayers, as it would be if the election occurred in the spring, the solid men of Now York woald cheeriully give a day in order to secure ibe safe administration ol their property lor a year. But where the elections are continued as now tbe apparently lesser question is merged in the greater, tad th? political hue and cry drowus out tbe quest inn ?f municipal reform and of economy Iu municipal ad ministration, the luoviuble result is that the politician walks away with an ollice in one pocket and a taxpayer In the atlier." "Why was not the Tammany charter repenlod?" "Tho question was never agitated at Albany. 1 one# oakcu a leading Senator who, it was re ported in the papers, pioposed to introcuca a bill for that purpose, if ?Uch wna Ins inten tion? His rej |v was that if the special act, ol organisation were repealed the society could reor (auize under the general law and become possessed anew of all tbe property rights and iranchises that it now bold* Tho general impression seemed to bo that a mere repeal of its charter would not aOeet the lam many Society lor better or worse. Thai the disease required a more potent remedy." wilt TilK CltAKTKIt 1111.1* rAlt.HD. ?'Uow catue it about that tho greater portion of the bills aflecling the New York city charter lulled?" "Kor several reasons. > ir?|, because not a single member from tho city of Xow York hade a fight lor them, except in oi?0 instance, which I will presently liiusic to; secoudly, because some or tl.em were not prc-seu I? the attiuliou ol the Legis ature iu the tuau dm that all leading bills n.-e brought forward lor con siutialion?vut, either by the member who uitiodui e* or the <.>100111100 which reports them; linaily .m i c?u datively, because ol tbe rourse pursued by the mnior llj, which, duuag ibe last trek ol tue a< s.-iou auso lutelv precluded the poaaiMiit.v of their being leuclicti. Abu tho itepubiirau Male Contention was held ?t <> iscuse a qu. si agreement appear* to ba\o be. u ?niered into thai if tbe minority would not lie con ?-med in auy party li giaiai.on during the absence of ?eputihcaii ineinner- who were delegates to that Con reufon the majority would reciprocate the conrtrsv srh- u the llctuoi islic Contention should bu lie Id at I'tica. Tbe latter Convention was held on the U9th o| April, (iu the morning ol the L'*lh u bill was about sen - read having rWcrcnco to the city of Brooklyn, ahich was introduced by iir. hradley, ul that cut A motion wan thereupon mad" to recommit tue hill for amendment, t'liis produced aroal exciicmeiii among tbe demeerata, they < lamung flmt tt nn, n vloiaUoii Ibe compact, as?umin^, a? tuey did, that iho intention sa> to i nibod) waa knottli 41 lliakins' ciiarter in .bis iMik 1 am not aware whether auy such lutentioa n> ih? genlieniau who made the motion. Certain -t is. however, tbat i,? sucl it. i.geteriiMk place; hut dr. tiradtey was tery much incensed and ihereurs.n Irmaudi d an.i coniinualiy nltoi ,.ard cnloiced i o de *.atid mat every bill should he read through ?u its tuai passage, luo lauTitwolo reault lollewed, mat the time thus consani' d prevenied ihe irom ever ? ga u leaetung ihe orler ol general order ihst is ihc reason why tho Kxteuslou bill waa Mt.-r reached An efloi t tt m made hy Mr Haves, of .\cw York uti the (IISUIUK Monday, alier coiisuiiai.oa with Mr. Sloan and aiysoll, to ad.aac>- ibis bill to a third reacting without fuiug through the Committee of the Whale. This in voltod a sufpensiori of ihe ruies, of w Inch one dsys noiieo Win. given Dial notice could have been calie I from the tabic on Tuesday, but nothing conld ereu then have been idec.etl, for tthile % motion might hy this fnspenslon be insde |o send the bill to it third reading by a vote instead or i y tbe two thirds vote required under the rules, the motiou itself count net l e made etrapt n the older ol general orders, and that order was n> v?r reached in regu ar order ami ? on.d not l* reached tn any oilier wnv except by a two thirds vote, whuii.we never had. Iho Chamberlain hi I was never withia reach o? the Aesenshiy. 1 he Womiin charter wa? passed at midnight on luesuay uigul, and woald have Utkd aItb tbe rest had 1 uot left the Speaker's chair and gone Into the room ot Ihe Lngrossmg''lerk snd a-at*ted him in eomparitig and pret.,ruig ihe report of the amendments ihsl liad been adopted in the House. TMK rank AMI SA I.AKT Mil.CO. "The Tark bill, origivaily a local measure, Intrnduced by Mr. Korster. o| Wepu he.ter, w is unavoidably <te liyed in tin- House by m. t 'Bunt recoiumi tais for hear. tnta f>n l>ebalf of pn>i>erty ownrrs. and. wbst was ?trange, almost all Of ?them republican* Irom his di?. | trleL By hit efforts it however, pissed the Aisi-mMy, bat (lid not return to ihe Speaker's <J<>k from the j &nate id time to lie submi^cd to tbe House tor their 1 c?;ui urrence. "Tno Salary bill, which as flrst reported by tbo Assembly t'omnniue ruei with universal tiuauprobmion from the pro-.* a* *ella? Iroui members ol both par ties in the Assembly, wu sunM-ipi-nily y really im proved iu it* pae-age through tho Houso, and nnnlly was per.mi ten 10 piss itiai bely with the unuerstanu inj tiihi it would i.e perfected in tho Senate. Tin* bill, like the Park bill, passed the gentile u>o laio for llanl action in tbe Asseintdy. Whether it wa? inicii initially delayed or not I uo not i-\ores* any opinion, but this i know that when on the lullowmg day a prominent repub lean senator was asked why ib<? Sal ary bill was not aent down sooner, be replied that be was sorry tbe other bill, did not paw, but aa to tbe Salary bill he had nothing to sav." dkxockatii' nu*r*T*ittx?. "D;d the deru&ciais endeavor 10 stave off legislation on these bills ?" Veajon these and on tbe Apiiortionmcui, nod <>n tbe la.-t day ? I the session they made the school amendment ; Ilio pretext lor their action. They h id the mato ity, loo, ut a grcal disadvantage. A short tiuiu before tho | udiourumenr they organised u legislative commtltro of live who were to ue ine absolute aiuhority aa 10 legi?la tivu action and who wore to be sunaitiod id every move | nieut of which tlicy took ihe lend. They had id ud ! dition a secret committee of three who did tho Door | work for the advisory committee of five, and, by lorce ol strict discipline and unsoluie obedience to orders, ; tbcv moved iu solid column whenever the order to i advance was |:vi-u. I hey went lurther than that, and | o.tamed nn agr-cment irom every democratic member I he would suci tlico all his local men. urea and ever.' , bill in wbicn eithur his constituency or httn.-'ell was in terested, in oriter to cum pitas the defeat ol Hie bills 10 I which 1 bavo .lluded " ' Did tlie lobby utlempt lo Iniertero wub legislation !" j ".Vol uunl the last Jew day > u! the set*ion. i'hey 1 concentrated iholr wliole sirongtli against my Hapid 1 Tiau.-u bill. I discovered sigh* ol this ou Mouuay , morutug, and revoked all pa.-.-e- lo ttie floor Irom that | time; but I hey bad been energetically at work lor several days, and were able to bold their own against : all couicr*. "I have scon it intimated that you mighi hare made tho Exteusiun bill a sptoial order mi Mo:may, at the I same time you did Hit Kapi i Transit lull." ??I hat is simply absurd I'ne Extrusion bill was one ! almost which the ueiuociais, under tue inspiration of liovernor Tihlen, wore fl-pociully arrayed, and lo have obtained a two-third vote to nave Hindi' it a special or der could by no possibility h. ve neon secured, not even if a Blaine had been in tho chair and a Hanks and <; .Max on the Hour. I lavorcd the hill and was ro.idy niid willing lo on inniiiin, wli Inn Ihe Inuils ol reason aud parliamentary law to hasten its passage, but 1 did not iur otie momenl entertain the idea ol pushing it forward by any such procedure as that: 'l'he only bo|ie lor lis passage was to reach Ibe ordor ol 'General Orders.' aud liiat was proveuied. as I said be I ore, by ilus determined teslslence ol Mr. Hr..dley and by the lilii>u.'<t'-riiit; course pursued by ihu minority on tho day ol adjournment.1' "I ou.d not Una Ultbuslerinf have boon prevented "No; it was done stneny within Lbo rule which al lows each member two minutes lo explain li s vole; this was lukcu mlvauiago of i u the cull lor the previous quest on and also on the call lor the Unal passage ol tho school amendment. Vou might as well have ai tempted lo bronat Niagara with u shingle us lo have u.tempteu lo puss any political tiieu.siiro ou the last day of the ?es (loll. Kuies are ma'io not for tho majority hut lor thn protection ol iho minoriiy, and the democrats uvailod themselves to lbs utmost ol their prerogatives." a oiiargk nK.iir.ii. "It la charged that the progress ol tho city measures was hound by technical rulings of the most subtle mid perplexing character." '?ibo man who penucd that phrase has committed a most egregious error. Those bills were never bcloro the Hou.-c and no ruling was over given upon tliem. The only subtle ruluus, II they may su b" culled, were those given will it, alter n temporary ubsenoe Moid the chair, I, on returning, ruled the proceedings ol the min ority subsequent to and pending an apneal Irom the 'tension oi the I lia r out of order, lor iho reason that tho appeal was the only question bcloro the House thai partook of a substantive character. That ruling put nu end to the UhhuslerUK proeeeuuigs und lorced the vole i ou the school amcnumeui." "I tiereetve that you hive beeu criticised lor moving to adjourn the House on Tuesday ni^ht alter your Rapid Transit bill was defeated, the lulcrcncc being that II you had not made the motion iho House would have continued in session and finished up its business." "It was one o'clock ai night when the vote was taken. The House hud been iu almost couliuuoQx scs-ipin siuco nine o'clock in the morning. Tho Ap portionment bill had beeu beaten. Everybody whs worn out and disputed, and even Judge ilogonoom, who, di-apite his coniinuous tlt.henltb, had braved the miasma ol tho Assembly Chamber during the entire day, was lorcod to succumb. I'pon the unuouucouictu ol tbo vole, a? members were rising in iliotr seals prc piratory to leaving immediately, a Iriond came to mo and said':?'As soon as ibis vole is announced a motion will be inado to reconsider iho vote by which tbe bill bus been lost, aud will he voted down, and then un adjournment will bo iorced.' Not bet tig disposed to be slaughtered In that way 1 sprung the adjourn ment bcloro tbo other motion could lie made. I hoped against bopo that I might recover sulBcient ground in the morning to rc consider Iho adverse vole and pass the o'.i. The events of the next day proved that I erred iti Judg ment, but had I not moved to adjourn there wus no human power that at that hour ol the night could have kept Hint House ton miuutc* longer in session. Again, even had tho Houm: remained in session, tbo Extension bill could not possibly tiavo been reached (except by u two-third vole, whlcli it wa-i impossible lo gel), ou ac count ol tbe duU-TniiUalion lo llfihuslcr on every measure liiat preceded it. No, sir, I will very eusily explain to you tbi> only way by winch this bill could have beeu reached. Six hours moro time on Wedues day. alter the Salary and 1'ark bills cams Irom iho Senate, would have enabled us lo reach and act on them : nut the Extension bill was in general orders in the House, and in nrd' r to get "old ol it wo were obliged lo be in general orders. Had the Senate (jivon in until miilmgbt of Wednesday I think we would have reached the order of htisiuosx that would have euablud us to securo dual action upon It In no other way was it possible Every bill un tho table, by Iho provielous ol tbo Joint rules, had to be acted on tlrst, and there was an abund ance ofthem. The Senate declined to extend the time, himI with llieni rests therefore their share ol the re sponsi >iiny. A great deal of the timn ol tho session was wasted in useless discussion ol unimportant 'nils in Committee ol the Whule. A great mistake, too. was inado lu lixing a Unal day ol adjournmeut bc:ore the btiviOi'SH ol llio i.egisl Mure wa? uompieied. Had no such resolution been in force there ?ould have been no motive tor filibustering. An obviuus error also oc.rurr/'d in holding important bills so long in the com mitlces, thereby delaying Unal action until tho lost agouies ol the aes.-iun supoi veued. I bare eudcavorod to give you the many causes which operated to prevent iho consideration ol the especial bills 10 which I liavo alluded, lo hold a Speaker personally responsible lor tbo uou actum ol the body over which ho preside* is a- proper us it would be to hol.l n clergyman ainoua ble lor the lack of ChriaMan zeal on the |>art ol his oongregaliou. 1 endeavored to discharge the dutiea of ir.y ollico according to the best of my ability, and rest rnurely satislled )*ith the .tudgment that has l>cen prouounci d upon me by lliosu who bad the best oppor tunity ol Judging my acts and construing my motives? vil, the membors of llie Assembly of 1S7U, who, by a unanimous voic, indorsed my official action. A raKBOMAI. ExrfcAXATIos. "A word personal lo tnysell. I ruceived a letter Irom a prominent olllcial in New York city introducing lo me a gentleman who represented bun at Albany. The letter was Innded nie on tbe airrot, and, having read ll, I Itirurd Iroui I no company ol a gonlieman with whom 1 ?a, walking to enter tutu conversation. Tho bearer of the letter remarked, *1 will sen you again.' Ho nevsr alterward eamo lo me lor advice or consulta tion. I received another leitor from a prominent jour nahsl on the same subjert This letter I submitted to a icadiu^ member ol my party on the floor, thereby tendering any aid that luy iu my power. Ho returned llio letter iu u nonchalant way. us much a.H to say, ?When I want any aid or assistance I will advise you.' Tbe intereni e in both ea?e* was with tnc Irresistible thai aa speaker of lue A seiubly I iuul boner < ou11into to do wliai I had persistently done durirg the entiro i eession?(online tnyiell to tbe legitimate duties ol ibe { chan. ll is ,i hIi times an invidious thing lor a Speaker I to take charge ol a loll on the lloor unless Inlrodmed by htmsell, eapecially so 'Juiess bo lacks eonildenco iu tbe ai'i.ity oi ihi.v,. wito have the maitor In charge. I i.e New York ciiy Imls were in the bands ol able and experienced legislators, who wouid undoubtedly have brought them to a vale had the opportunity lo do so j ever piesented itv*it. The statement made thai either el my partners ever i'Xi .tanged a worn with mo in relercuce to any ol the New York cii\ lulls is utierlv uuf 111 mle?l aud lalse, equally lal-ie is the aiatelucut liiat the Corporation t'oun-el baa ever retained me in any cssr us atturnojr. My |iurtnors intorm me ihat the si I'.euo Dt i* equal); unlo<inded wuh reference to them. Mr K. I'. Snmb, whi ii i orpora|>ou Counsel, retained me id several cases, winch are anil in my hands. Mr. hitney has nnvrr sent a brief to our ollice. Mr. Foley . is attorney iur the Iieparimeni oi {fundings. I hia is a apolitical apiioititmeiit and is pvraonal to himsell." "How ano'ii ibo alliance between lbo Custom House i and Tammany llall?" "If such an alliance ever existed or exists now It II l>e> otiu my kuowledg., aud I very gravely uouht the eor reitne-sol any surli rumor tine ihtng is certain : no gCMIh-man tonnecied wilU the t usioiu llou.-o and uo gentleman connected Willi Tr.mmsny Halt has ever said one word lo me uoout any bills under uisctiisiou si Al bany. While entertaining the highest pcr onul udin.ra tion for Collector Arthur and bel.evmg that he and Iho other federal iiliiisb iu tins city nave rriletied credit ou ll.eir | omuoot and have faithfully served tbe gov ernbirul in ll.eir res|>eclive capacilies, it is. 1 i<eiicvs, tolerably well known Hint 1 have Ui vor been, lu lh? teenn e ii political seuie ol ibe term, de?lcnnted a Cus tom lieutc man." rus cm.*.* kATSSSlO AND HAI'1I> TX1X9IT III t.LS, "Now. Mr. Hoded, there ia one Hung more I would like lo as), you about !>?> you look upoo tlic deleat of the tlreen fcxteii'ivn bill ss having been brongbl about by a loinoiijAimii ol ilemvcrats and republicans in tbe Hou-e ai ling iu ilie tutcrcst und through the .influence ol w.iyur v\ n:k bam w it It a view lo hia securing the position ol Cviupirmlvr ol the city ol New York?" '?I am e?.rtaini} of the opinion thst such 1* me esse, lor 1 beiteve oeyonu dnui i that ho intends te bo made Comptroller. As far a? I can niiileistand the matter it has for some time been thoroughly well undori'iood that bu should resign bl* oiflce ol Mayor ui lav or ol l ewis, the President oi ibe Hoard of Aldermen, *nd thai when Iho lime of Mr. l.reen c\|ores Mayor I.ew is should tbfh no in in* to W. H. Wickham is Com p troiier. His nmnination would iirquestlunablv Ih> con nruled by Uis Hoard of Aldaruien. His late nomina tions ol m~ti for me position of env marshals have , been mane in thai view, and the majority sufliclent lo se lit- continual!, n has thus been secured." '.'Changing ihe subject again, I would once more re fer to iho question ol rapid transit. Will you glvo me tour rra? ,ns lor introducing tbe bill which was defeated in reference lo tbe confirmation ol ibe pawers of the Kieuled or (irttBw.cii ."met road "iVrtamly. Hurinij the commencement of the late ?essen 1 received a commnn.cation Irom Mayor Wickbam in it a number of letter. from other*. In refer rr.,-0r,.n:.ri""t? ?????*'together with lb* dr.'ft or a bit) which would, id their opinion he calcu. !?. . 10 ?dv'?nct, interest. ?f rarnd transit, and which they rei|Uero<J me to introduce. Without r?.dit,g the orovUiuns of the bill I introduced it. but on 1U reference to the committee having charge of uiM i?^U.hM 1 c<n lin ed that it could never ??";i ,he rcaaon that provision. in It provided lor the crocing ol Uroadway at various point*. in niii. 8l*"' 1 ht'',r,1 ?f?he deciainna of Jud.e Daly and othersi declaring iha acta ol 18?S nod 1ST3 tibcoBatittttioML For these reasons. and being deter (?"?"'bie to secure to New Vork at least one Li. V f f . ' 1 l"ubHli'ni,'d the bill which was do hr Jl-n" moIne01- ??"? to which ih.) Hkralr aimilitft! ir r? ' J hv |U 1'roviaionn I scui-bt simplj to legal.jtu and couilm tbu previous bills and me (towers of the Commissioner. of Rapid Tr.<h?it by ?o amending the hill* previously poaaed a. to conform to Hie rci|u:rouicnu ot the constitution?that in to sav m so lar as the selling forth of Hie purposes of the act were concerned in the title, which had been omitted 111 tormer leg'ulation. By this means 1 thought ihero would be but one road lo lii'bl?viz.. the Tmrd A v. nue road?-lor I simply relerred in the bill to "road. now ni actual operation," thereby not interfering with the ru'hisoi ilia Sixth, Kourth and Eighth avenue and liroadway lines, winch would have undoubtedly op posed any mcorjloralion of addin .nnl powers lo bo given lo ihe Gilbert or otbor intended linen. That tho ? " "" ,n my 0l"?'?n. to the .(I?rts ol the Third Avenue itailroad, who, I am led lo under hand, expended at least J;ys.Ouo for tbu purpose. Y.,u will ..(.serve I did not wish to clash with the other ?ore"would ir!",*?n lh" 1 knew their combined tnllu i. l . de oal any measure that might be mtro leave tmmTo ?"i'f ' lbo"-1" ?* best to i .K}. I,uir rlu'irrii? ?<"'in the courts. Hut a* ?h i be Kiev a ted road waa coueerned I only wished to confirm the previous acu paased'ii re? ro?d!? herol? auJ 10 lu8'lro< al "Ue rapid transit "lu presenting this later bill did you do it with any w7k{,luf"nnS lU? of road loM ayor H.' ?Nf0:l I10" ?mpbtllnJIy. no. j had no such view. Y. rtr ?. i . wa8 '.Vh" !ul4frC8t 01 the Iieople ol New ^ ork, aiid because 1 thought it was a measure absolutely reqmre.l by them. I have heard that Mayor Wick ham waj looking lor the presidency ol the road, but his ki"e,j wh"?1 lute.l my bill lor the one he sent me. I have li.r tlio J "T? nr t,l,re,' "Sessions devoted invself to the ques tion ol rapid, feeling thai it wis a popular ones :i:'l"f ,w,Y;;rk ' introduced and secure.i t" p.?" w, . ? 'U ',rov'?l"K for the Commissioners who set out the routes and form* ol construction last vear r,nLPT.?d "! ",0 P" arrangement* ring thereto uller consu tation with U.o Mayor and who^riI! .k'D1 *r^*1 |P 1'' , x,:c,,t l"nt 1 l"?l no voire whatever In tho appointment of any of tbo Commie W^rkbnm ",C'1 P?Wtr ?rbtlrttr11^ oxercl-ed by Mr. LIBERAL REPUliLIOAN STATE COM MITTEE. At a meeting of the Executive Committee of the Liberal Republican State Committee, hold yesterday, in this city, John Cochrane, chairman, presiding, and Dr. MHrtln Kreltgh aetiug h. secretary pro ten., the following preamble and resolutions were adopted:? Whereas so uihiiv of ibose enticed In ih? |it,..,?| r?n..i.ll can movement ,e.l ,.i fi.,ci..n.4l m i?7a a" ?ndon'd It or have ?ince beco,.,. cm....-tod with other p!!!a,c3 bodie* thai uo liberal omniiatian Is kaown m have ?ur vived fu Hujr ?t?te axri-pt In in? .-<t.iie ol >?<?* V. rn- kimI whereas m call mr a national conveiitii.B r-piihli cans has been mane l.r a body . on-iliuted. a..p?rentlv in aassw^saniteS * _?^r"olrr?^ That we fall lo recoimite the ?rK>.iilted exlui cwaoitv that I pnbllrans whom. In tl.elr uallonal capautv. that i'm? t<. rejire?eut mid direct. k ! . I " vl,,w 'if '""uidable iiitliieoee with which evi-nis l.a\o invested the men ol Independent lons In the politics ol the country aud of tin iinn?rtsnea of !!"I|3 of action In il.eir ellortH Ti>r reform w? siUIam ill. liberal repuldleans of the State of New YorkI of'he appr?achln(t conventions in I 'lnclnnstl and St Feouift, with th? purpose of <Jiroctinir their Burn*?irt t<> una anohjeetloaable Hre.toentlsl candidate thereby nominated ?Mn H..rffin't ,h<,.r''"r- ?f partleipailnit with other non psrtil m. .,t h.n whatever feasible m,.ve ni. lit ?hnll seem to prmnlse the delivery of onr nationa. government and inatllntlons from the ravage of corraption INDEPENDENT LABOR PARTY. DISOBACEFUL PBOCEIDINOS AT A PUBLIC MEET ING LAST NIOHT. j An organization cnlllug llself tho Iodnpondent Labor j I'orly bod a meeting on tho top floor of Masonic Hall Kast Thirteenth street, last night. The organization | lin. been in exiPtonco sinco January ia?t J ?nd. Judging by lust night'a proceedings. It is about tlnio it. exi.tence should be brought to u close. Mr. Willi; m A. Carsey 1. the President of tho n^!!i ani1 ,ts >?"nder< the urn buslnoF. last night was tbo appointniunt of a temporary chairman li;,med Uttbert McNevms. Tho hall ilfledT.tb a gang of rulBans, but very few of whom were members Ol the orvauizaiioii au.l whose vocation ati j.eared to Imj .wearing and yelling to an tin limited extent. A conmittoe appointed at thn last meeting to investigate whether I'rosidcnt Carsey had received money from ?uutde pnrt.os, reported through ita chairman, Mr. Madox, that they had diaoovercd Mr Carsoj received $-5 Irom a Mr. Miller. Tins was greeted with tho most hideous vol.., eat calls mid oaihs, and lifty mou moved to tU^ow Mr. ( arsoy out of tlio window or out of doors m oncc. onTne .ih*j.m in. no desire whatever to talk ^ ,l""y Carsey got a chance lo talk, and sanl that he hud received HV^rK from tl,flcrcni persons, and that it had been expended, with $20 of his own tnonov to pay the rent lor the hall lor weekly meetings. This waa greeted with the usual .trong language An old man named Mclutyro, who preiacSd everv word wuh an ,,ath, sail ??they," whoever he meant by that -were being sold out, and that no person could miy hii w.'rh l.ll "J"ue,\u* , (C'Dorus of yells, inierm.ugled with "How much is it worth)f" * A motion was made hy a member to call the roll and order all those not delegates out or the room but it only came near having the proposer and some ? 0UL Ma,lox Unal|y to' Ibo ch?n; in? >C| Conwy with running the v,holo ma h vol ui*t?wn*?Kr,?,H,'**nient and making money by it also, that bo nad collected a large amount of money and nut it in bis pocket. ( AK5KY? You lie, and you know it. Then followed most indescribable confusion, in which everybody joined. Carsey responded by slating that Madox had never gono back on him unul ho Mopped giving him money, and that lie had paid him $a? within a few weeks. The whole' housS fi4*tl uo*, 0,J feel demanding the names ol the other -striker. ' ??Giro ua their name* " said one disappointed .triker, "and we'll lmng em all together." Madox explained that the was nar payment of a loan he to Csrsoy two vear. ?" Ibis wa. received with sboute ol'lhc"S?u emphatic char.cirr. Finally, to prevent a row which waa imminent, the Cnairman declared tbo meetinc adjourned at the call of tbo chair. m. cting TAMMANY SOCIETY. EIGHTY-SEVENTH AJHCIVEB8ART?IKSTALLATIOW OF THE SACH1.MK. Ycitefdsy ?m :ho eighty-seventh anniversary of tb? Tammany Society, and the Wluwim on Fonrtetnth hi reel win iaet evening itic scene ol lUc annual gather inii ol tin' braves. The solid men begin to arrive a< early aa seven o'clock, and soon Oiled ibo ante-room ou the firm tloor. A* ibo uiyaiic hour of eight o'clock precisely tho cunp Ores were lighted and the warriors marched In line to tt?c secret cbmuhcr, somewhere ilowu anion* tin.' foundation stones ol tho building. At the door lending t" this sacred and mysterious savers stood a sieru mid warlike Indian, wearing un Ins in inly shoul ders a regalia very similar 10 ttiai ol' the Ancient Order of lllncrinnus and carrying on his tongue mi accent of ,i liko order. As ilic warriors gasped bun toy tliey eiili in turn gave a low and peculiar ?ehor In iu Ina iett ear. while bo in turn responded with a nod iind wink. When the doors were closed the war dance began. It did not last long on account ol the tcrnper niuro of the room, which brought the perspiration freely. Tbu leature of trie evening was ilie Installation of the anchor*. The foltowlog are the name*:? .lolin Kelly. William it. Wicknam, Thomas Dunlap, Kdward I. Henry L Clinton, Miles H. An drus, Frederick Smyth, William C. Connor, Edward Cooper, Bernard Keilly, Knu-nzo iiielondorf aim Jamea ll.ijUiy The following are the ofllcors of the society:?Secre tary, Joel O. Stevens; Treasurer, Arthur l.eirv; Sug.v nv re, Wilson Small, and Wi*kin?kle, .Inhu U. Newman. The lollowinK resolution was adopted:? l:??nl\ed. I hat a commutes of three be appointed by tbe brand flarliem to prnear* and rem.ns to Hiii hall tlie n|..n? erected mv the soiiety over the remain* ol I lis ninrtyrn ol the prison shins ?t Wallaboni. 1 ho Brooklyn ctty aaihorities last tall removed the rema iij ol the revolutionary martyrs from the spot whore the society interrod tbetn and buried thctn in Kort (2rei no. where they icnidin tn-glect, a. Tho soci ety now propose to secure and preserve the tablet erected to thoir memory. Another resolution lor a tit tin.: celebration of the Centennial Fourth of July was referred to tbe i-acbems with power to aeL The m< cling then adjourned. The newly installed sachems held an Informal meet ing snd Ilxed on Monday, the 22d, lor tlie choice <d the Grand Sachem. I he probability* j?re that the choice will be no choice, hut. like last year, they w:ll simply hold over and leave the prcieni one, Augustus f-cfiell, in the pcauion, as hn is the moat likely candi date, but bv tho rule cannot he re-elected. ANTI-TAMMANY. A meeting of the Anti-Tammany Executive Commit tee was held nut at Irving llall, with Emanuel II Hart in the chair. The roll cull and the reading of the minutes of the la?t meeting having been disposed of .Senator F. M Hlxby moved that a committee of lira be appointed to prepare an address to be delivered be lore tbe General Committee at lis next meeting. fh? committee appointed ennaisted of M??srs. F. M. Rixby, McCIcimnd, T. C. Creamer, I'liomas Cos tig an and George II. Parser. Mr. McClelland moved lhat the committees o( the various Assembly distrieta be Instructed to take sueU action aa will lead to the better organxution of the dif ferent election districts in their Assembly districts w.ili a vlew to In' re sing tho power and general work ing of the ceneral orsnnizat .on Mr Creamer ollcrcd a resolution, which was unanl mous'v adopted, tendering the thsnks of the errant** tion io Messrs. Morrissey, Miner and Brooke tor their effort* t( the Utica Convention to aecuro Uie admeaion to representation of tlx auti Tam many organization. !u ibe cour-e of his remarks Mr. Creamer administered a ecatbing rebuke ui Tarn many Hall for their allilieliou with toe meuibora of the Canal King, notwithstanding ttie rry that tbey have lor years been working nnder reform and economy. Their recent actions at I'ttco, be claimed, showed ccn cluatvoly that Tammaoy waa at all timaa willing to aa sonaie and amalgamate wim any public plunderer.-' in order to secure it* own seltish end.". Mr. Cre .uior i e*t moved the appointment of a com mittee of two from etch Senatorial District lor the pur pose of property celebrating the Fourth ol July ms the hundredth anniversary of the establishment of the in dependence ot tne I'nueii States. The motion was carriod without dissent The meoting^ben adjourned. POLITICAL NOTES. Troy (N. Y.) Timet:?"There <i a general disposition among the republican newspapers ol thia State to re luac to teo in ex-Governor Seymour 'a recent letter auy deairo to strongthcu Governor Tilden us a Presidential candidate. The Rochester Erprett, for example, says: ?If ho had favorod Tild-;n he certainly would havo said so in this letter; that he does not lavor Tilden could not bo more clearly shown than by his refusal to write oue word that could be construed in the Governor's inter est. Seymour's letter Is tbo worst thrust Tilden has yet received.' " Dubuque (Iowa) Herald:?"Cliafies Francis Adam* declines an invitatiou to address the Agricultural So ciety of Mitchell county, Iowa, to which he had been invited, In a kindly and courteous letter." Wirt Sikoa in Cortlaud (N Y.) Standard:"There ja nothing commonplace about Elihu It. Washburne. He ia a inan.among a thousand, and would command my voto us promptly as would any man who could bo nom inated for the Presidency." Philadelphia A'ortk American:?" Mr. Charles Fran cis Adams may be excused for any apparent lack of ambition to mlnglo in the Presidential race. The ex periences of his lather and grandfather may well deter him lr?im taking any extraordinary pains to follow In their footsteps " Williatnsport (Pa.) Gaiette:?" A democratic paper, believing in tho ultimate success ol the democratic party, says:?'In Presidential elections men usually rote as they hops to stcaL' " Detroit Putt:?" ' I would rather bo a doorkeeper In the Homo ol the Lord than dwell iu tho tents or wicked ness,' said David. So would Fltxhugh, provided the ? House ot the Lord furnlsht shim with as many luxuries as the House of Representatives. " New Haven Jiegitter (dem.):??? Success Is easily within our grasp, if our splendid opportunities are not thrown away in un improvident choice of a eaadldato. Wo must have, first ol all, an honest man and a states man?one whose admtuUtrative honosty is nnques tlonod, and belore wnoso uprightness and Integrity the voice of partisan animosity and consure shall bo dumb. With such a candidate and on an issue squarely made against tho radical corruptionists the peoplo will wit ness such a tidal wavo of reform sweeping over tho country as will make tho centennial year one ol tho moat mcmorablo in our history." Romo Courier:?''Thero are no more dangerous ene mies to party succoss than Independent candidates. 1 hey are generally of a class of mcu who value self aggrandizement moro than thoy do parly success. Such men, though reliab.e In otner respects, are not to bo trusted iu political contest*." New Haven RegitUr (dem.):?"Never was the dema gonne more conspicuously shown than when Ulalne at tempted to make It appear that tho issue belore the peo ple lor this centennial year was tho old one of union or accession." Carlisle (Pa.) #eraM.-"Glve a democrat rope enough and be will hang himself. Ropo has been fur nbhod plentifully by the reb-l Hojjse at Washington end the political bummers at Harrlsburg; and the con seqnonce is that vory nearly all the life that galvanized the democratic corpse ol two years ago has been chokcd out of It." GRANT AND CUSTER. Davenport (Iowa) Democrat:? A Washington special sava that in spite ol the official Gonial Grant has gotten himself into a very disrepuiablo position In the Custer business. He 11 ret insulted the cavalryman and then tried to disgraco him. It is not linprobablo that Grant's treatment of Custer may result in a committee of in quiry which will lay bare tho indccent warfare waged by the executive, not only upon Custer, but upon oihor soldiers who have, lo obcdionco to Congress, tcstillod as to army abuses. In tho Custer caao Grant's conduct sounds like a chapter Irotn tho history of aome Kast ern despotism. The facts in the caso present the Presi dent of tho United Mutes in ono of tho most humilia ting and disreputable of the many diareputablo and humiliating plights be has been placed in during the past win lor Concord (X. H.) r?frio<:?Notwithstanding contra diction from Washington, tome ono baa been tn cciaked with Custer, probably on acoount of tho inves tigation proceedings. Ho was suspendod Irom his regi mental command and was likely to lie IcR at Fort Lincoln nil summer In command ol a small guard, l uster's personal friends hero believe that ."secretary Tart and General Sherman deiend him agamat the In. tended punishment, but the President was influenced Irom other sources, through which Custer's conduct In the investigation proceedings were presented to him. Su Louis Timr.t:?Mr. Grant has caused It to be deuiod that he removed General Cuater Irom hie com mand, or that ho deairod to ramovo him. This wis probably an aiterthought of Mr. Grant'a, when ho discovered that the removal would bo docidedlv re pugnant to tho leelltigs of the people. It is Mated on good authority (hat he lately allow od Goncral Cusier to sit several hours in bis ante room, and then sent word to bun that ho could not see him. A man who could be guilty of such a potty pece of meanness, would no as far Iu that direction as he d ired to. Hartford (Conn.) Timtt .-Grant has degraded Gcn ernl Custer. ono of tho most efficient ol tho armv om. corn, lor the reason lliat be testified belore a com mi tub ol Congress in regard to the Belknap and other torriiX tiops Grant railed it "circulating slanders," ?nd though he is the ablest general for irontier service In the army Graut degradea him to the rank of lieutenant colonel. General Custer wroto the following letter In which he tried to get excuacd from comiug to Wash* Inglon to testify. Km the rotnmitteo would not ex cuse htm. and ho was obliged to apprar at Uie scat ot government and testily. Ue told Uie truth, and la pun Ished for 1L St. Louis Timet .?Since President Grant, by remov Ing General Cutter from his command, has openly coin inuted ntmsell to tbo policy of suppressing the ex posure of Irauda under bis administration, u can no longer be doubted who was responsible lor the I'.erre pont letter and Ita publication. Beirut (Ma) Republican Jammal:?President Grant teems delerwiurd that the sun of hia administration snail set in the darkness of disgrace and unworthmcss His Itflest display ol potty Jealousy is one for win eh even his most blatant supporter.-* must blush. Wo reier to his apuclul uriiou toward General Cucier. This last named gentleman is a ?!i-tinguishod officer in tho army who won honor In tho rebellion. But as he has been for some time in command or a Western post ho Is *o unfortuua.a as to be possessed o( lull knowicdco regarding the rascalities of Belknap & Co. Coming to Washington aaa witness in the Beifcnap Impeach nfent trial, GMeral Cusier excited the iro of the nettv tyram?by tlna act aloue-aud so tho Presl.l.nt, die graced tun, as lur a* Uo could professionally by removing him from hia command, accordm* to hia brevet rank, and aeuclng him hue* to his regiment as nontenant ooloneL It is not easy to characterise r.n act of auch a natuae as this. It ought to be ttuerly humiliating to men of all partlea to know that ihcv live under the administration of.i President capable of nbtismg his official power to such a disgracoiul extent and lor so unworthy an end. The obloquy winch Grant in his loollsh raRe sought to cast npon a bravo and noble general reflects on his own name and wjvers It with shame. I.outfville Courier-Journal:?"Custer is a very ordi nary soldier. and ?as designed by nature lor a circus rider. says the New York Commercial Adrertiter ainoe General Custer haa come nnder the displeasure of Prcaident Grant. Tula Is also the tone of the admin istrailon organs generally, but it Is somewhat singular that until Custer dxpl. aaed the President by testifying agslnat Holknip these newspapers thought be was ?no of the leading military men of the ags and in no wav resembling a circtta'rider. Baltimore OatrUt:?General Cuaser is not exactlr the material of which politicil tu .rtyrs are made, bu t It seems to l?e the del^erate purpoao of tho aurniulatra tiou to put him in ?ucb a position. Korida State Junrn.ii:?General Custer was sum moneil belore the inveallgftag committee and rave some tmportsnt testimony. fr?r whir|, uriuir.ioniblo sin be hait b?en relieved irom hia command by Grant ltoese Hirer (Sev.) HeveiUe .-Grant has g.ven the country another evidence of his obstinacy and made another exhibition of hia mullshness. Ho has relieved Geuorai Custer from nis comuiund lor the reason a* ho aisiea, that be (l uster, went to Washington ?< 'a wit neaa in tlte Belknap mutter to besmirch hia ad ninistra tion. This trait ol atubboruera iu Grant's character bos been lauded and admired; but, while it might hav? benn laudablo and desirable in a gonerhl on the battle field, us exhibition comes with very poor grace from the President of tho I nue?t States, especially when he only exercises u in the small matter ol venting hia i??r as Outer" ,5*m" an om^r 10 far hls military inferior KILLED BY A STREET CAR. Henry Hlnnkett, aged flfly years, died yesterdav at Bellevue Hospital from the effects of a compound com minuted fracture of the elbow |o:nt. The Iniury was sustained on the ;?th in?L bv his b<>ing run over by a horaa car ol tbe avenue C line. The dr.wi ia uuder arrest. BRISTOW BLACKBALLED. WHY TBS IBCBXTABT OP TBS TBEASCKT WAB I VI.ACKUALLKD IK TBB USIO* LZAQCT* j CLUB?WILLIAM V. STARTS CONDBBBS TBB j ACTION. | The remarkable event wbich look place at tbe Vega- j lar monthly meeting of tbe L'uIon League Club the other night?tbo casting of twelve black bulla against the Secretary of the Treasury, Mr. Bristow?was the , I topic of general discussion yeaterday in all puelic : places. Tbe ieeling waa that of amazement that any body could ee fouad la ao select a club fooliah enough to display any animua against the Secretary at this critical juncture ot tbo politic* of tho country. I Notfly everybody condemned tbe action of the twelve W*ck bailers aa highly discreditable to tho Union : Lenguo aud likely to giteriso to the suspicion ol tbe existence ol a political clique within its household. The first impression conveyed to tho public by the r? i msrkable act was some of Sonalor Conkling's I friends had deliberately Intrigued to put ibis alfront on ' tbe Secretary. Bat the majority ol the thinking mun i and members of tbo club regardod this theory a\ un I utter absurdity. Another notiou entertained by some j was that thn younger clement of the club, which is I strongly antagonistic to the admission ol |>o!iiic!uus to I membership, deliberately voted agnIu*i Mr. Bfinow on | principle. This, too, was scouted l>y tho members visited. Tbe Custom lloiue King was next charged ! with having voted against the Secretory; bat it issnd : that tnoso of them wlio were present really voted lor Ills i election. Neither Collector Arthur nor General Sharpo, tbo Surveyor ol the Port, was present; but it is be lioved thai il they hail been Ihey would have voted lor Mr. Brlatow. This, however, is mere speculation, al though well founded, Tor Mr. Brisiow is regarded favor ably by a great many ot the Custom House King, notwithstanding his reduction ol suit'and salaries in that department. osb votmo. At the Union I?aguo Club on Wednesday night was Mr. Charles W. Durant, Jr., who. according to ins own admission, voted in the negative, partly on personal und partly on political groi.n>ls. It is saul of this gen tleman by members ol ilie club thai his persouul rea sons were by tar tho strongest, anil grew out of a i;e cision rendered againsi the firm of Durant in a claim lor ' drawbacks" some time ago. 'lho houso lost some thousands ot dollars thereby, and many ute convinced that Mr. C. W, Durant Jr.. with Ins friends, organized tiie defeat ol Mr. Rrlstow, which has so much chagrinod the 118 members who actually wanted tbo Secretary lo belong to their fellowship. Il was easy to upret lho vast majority, us under the rules ten per cent of the members at any staled meeting can blackball a candidate. Twolvo voles ware sanicieut in ibis in stance, und twelve were ensi Hgaiust the Secretory. With regard 10 his moiion Mr. C. St. Durant said yes- i tcrday that he had been wronged by the Secretary in busiuess matters, still he comeuded mat he did not know ol any concerted action in the mailer. His po litical rcasou lor voting agaiust Mr. Brtstew was that, as he would possibly become a candidate lor the I'resl dency, a voto in an organization like the Union Loague Club would have great weight in Mr. Bristow's nomina tion. Mo (Mr. Durant), did not think that the Secre tary ol the Treasury would be a good choice lor Presi dent. In Mr. Durani's opinion tbe members who black balled the candidate did so on political grounds simitar to his own. WDAT OTHBKH TIIIXK. Notwithstanding M r. Durani's position and assertions, nearly every roomlet ol the club differ* with biui. Each of iho 118 uftirmuiive voters, it is claimed, aro uioro than ever the Iriends or tbe outraged Sucreiary, and are anxious lo have the mailer remedied so tar us possible. Those s^en by the Hkrai.d ro|>orters yo-ter day were unqualified in their condemnation ol the act. Mr. \V. M. Kvurts, who, however, had not been at the meeting on Wednesday, said ibui "it was a most dis creditable thing to have done." This was tne opinion of Colonel l^igrand Cannon. Ja'kson S. Schultx, Hon. Isaac II. Biuioy, ex-Judge Charles A. l'uahody, Mr. Thotnus Acton, Superintendent ol tho Uuile.l Stales Assay Cilice; United States District Attornoy Bliss, As sistant District Attorney Uuaaell, William Orion, Untied Slates Assessor Blake, Postmaster James, John 1. Dav enport, Sale in B. Wales and a host ol others. Lust night at the l;inon League Clun ihcro wuro many niombers who bad not attended the unfortunate meet ing roferred to, and tbey added their protest aguiust the blackballing of tbe Secretary. Some ol them claim thai he is more popular now in the club, wnich is indunant that any such course should have been pursued toward him. Mauy ol ihein are anxious that tho Executive Committee should take the matter In hand and uci under tho provision ol the bylaws hero mutter quoted:? -'No candidate who shall have failed to bo elected by the ciub shall bo again proposed lor one year, except upon the recommendation ol the Executive Committee, such recommendation to bo posted at least two weeks prior to a monthly meeting." It Is altogether likely u?* that such will bathe course auopivd. It is, in tact, understood thai lho Executive Committee will recommend that tho Secre tary be elected, and it Is also probable that tho recom mend itton will bo accompanied by some amendatory resolution. OBITUARY. AMABI.E EICAED, FKENCU MIN1STIB Of THE INTERIOR. A despatch from Paris yesterday announced the death of It. Amable Kicard, French Minister of tbe In terior, of beart disetse. i'?r somo tirno past ho has been suffering Irom the malady. M. lticard was born at Nlort, In the department of thu Deux Sevres, in the western part of France. After leaving college he com m?uci'd wo tstudy u! law, aud when the revolution ol S-ptcmber 4 broko out ho was practising at the Bar. When Uanibettu obtuiood power he appointed iiiui prefect ol his native department. As uu armor lie was well considered, and a number ol constitutional laws which be introduced wero named after bun. In tbe beginning ut the present your ho was re-elected deputy, and in April be wa- appointed Minister of the Interior in tbo Duinure Cabinet, a position which be lield at tbe time 01 his dentil. Shortly after bis no ceptunce of tbo appoiutinent in tbo Cabinet M. Iticara's health began to tail, and oontinued gradually to de cime until, a few weeks ago, ho repaired lo Nmrt to recuperate his beulih. On hi* return homo be re ceived enthusiastic welcomes by the peoplo of his pro vince. Regaining health, be ruiurued to Paris, to suller ugaiu Irom lite old disease which has jusl caused bis death. Kiev. OKOBOB E. TOMI.INSON. A telegram from Providence, R. I., dated on tbe 12th Inst, report*"Rev. George K. Tomliuson, pastor or the Seventh P?y Baptist church in Westerly, died suddenly lust nigln from iho cflecta ol aa overdose of chloral taken to induco sleep." GEOEQE A. BENEDICT. ? telegram from Cleveland, Ohio, under date of the 12th Inst., announces as follows:?"George A. Bene dict, ono of the proprietors of the Cleveland Herald, died at his rnsidenoe in this citv thta morning, after a protracted illness. He had bean connected with the { Cleveland Herald since lS&l Tbe Cleveland Hr.raUi will now go into tbe hands of A. W. Fairbanks, seutor < proprieto*." | THAT "STABVINQ COMMUNICANT." New Tore, May 10,1S7& To Tut F.DITOB or Tan Hbhalo:? Relerrlng to tbo article in to day's Hkkald headed j "Starving Commuuicant," will yon permit mo to say | that my name wai u?e t entirely without my knowledge \ or conscnt and that I knew nothing of tbo propooed publication of the article until it was brought in my notice this morning. While 1 can confirm all that tbo article aa> s ol the distressing necessities of thu case aud am hutisllcd Irom long knowledge of the lady that she is most deserving ol aid, I must alan ?iy that 1 know nothiug personally ol the other particulars men tioned which ruliect upon thu clergy of Trinity church. 1 shall be glad to he tho medium of the relief lo her of which she aland* in so gr<nl need, and will suggest that she is especially desirous of any respectable em ployment by which she may bo able to earn her own support. She i? a person of educaiiou and refinement nnd of unnsnal energy and would fill any suitable poa ] lnon with ability ? Kcspecttullr voura, CHARLES a KK1.LOUO, 10? Broadway. | "STABVINO COHMTBICAirrV' VVJV*T ATTACKS. Naw Yoaa, May It, H7&. : To Tita Rmro* or tub 1Ikr.\i.o: ? An article headed "Starving Communicant" and J signed "Episcopalian," In your Issue of yesterday, con tains an nujust censure upoa a much abused church and consclentteus minister. Notwithstanding the grea'. wealth of Trimly church every dollar of its in come (the running WtpWst* of the parish excepted) is spetil lor charitable purpose*, assisting jKtor i hurtli"* In this city, institutions, ie. If tbo rector should respond to one-half of the calls made upon lum lor pecuniary aid ho would run himaolf nd the church into debt in less Hum sit months. Why tbe ladv In question (who doubtless Is most worthy of assistance) should have more m a claim upon Trinity ekwch, or any other church, than upon the "wealthy merchants" rctorred to needs explanation MKMBKR OF TRINITY CHURCH. I* BHB WIIJINO TO WOBE? To tub Kntroa or tss Hxaalo:? If "Starving Communicant" will apply at tbe Ladies' Directory, No. AM Seventh avenae, corner of Forty flrai stroet, or at the Young Indies' Christian I Associstioa, on Fliteenth street, she will bad aid aad emp oytneat if she la willing to work. CHURCHMAN. JMKKIAOBS AND DEAl'll-i. MARRIED. Dt 7.a?aLa?t'Hiuara.?Oa Wednesday. May 10, 1178, ; at ihe t bar h of the Transfiguration, by the ltov. G. fl. Iton.tnon IV It Zatala to Uaaraina C, daughter of the late It I'hiiiipa, K?| No cards. Ki*<*?Towaaaxn ?At tbe realdeaee of tha bride's parents, N. Y? on Thursday, May 11, 1878, by 1 ihe Iter Charles F. Deems. 1>. D., Knti*a Kim, ol i , South Carolina, to MaaiaaiRa TowvaatD, youngest daughter ol W. A. Tewasend, p?'<lisher, New York. MoRt.mor?Fish.?At Albany, May It, 8. Hariiso Mo Eutor and Grack E. Fish, by tha bride's father, R?r, N-iltian A. Fish. Sn*rriP8?Fisbk.?On Thursday evening, May 11, by the Rev Dr. Moldehnke, at the residence of th? brido's parenia. Mr. CiiKiJiTuniitR tfrasuTii'B. of No? Haven, Conn., to Mia* A*** Fiskb, of New York. DIED. Rakci.-Os Thursday, May 11, J arid Baku, aged 06 ve.v* Fuueral at his late reaulom-e, No. 84 South First ?t, Brooklyn. K. D., Sunday, 14th inat.,ut iwoo'elock P. M. Banks?On Wednesday, May 10, Hknbt Baku, "aged 41 years. Tho funeral will talc* place from hla lata residence, Woodside, 1. 1, on Sunday, May 14, at two P. M. Baylby.?On Wodneaday. May 10, 1878, at ltU We?t Warren st, Uroolilyn J. C. Roonbvbi.t Baylby, son oi iho laie Carleton Bay Ivy, ol Dixon, 111. The relative* and rriends ol tho fuinlly are Invited u attend the luu?-ral. Irum St Jntuo*' cathedral, Brook Ivii, on Saturday. May 13, at ten A. M. liKjt<iii. Ye*t>?rday moruiug. at the raaideaee of hit broiLcr. 420 Mb av.. Enwi* Bkroii. Relative* and Iriends are liivitad to attend th?, una (Saturday) mommy, at tea o'clock, SI Mark'* Church. ? ? . . ? Bowman.?On Thursday, May 11, Eikjar A. Bowmak, ocnl 34 years aud H i: out hi. l'bo relative* and Irwuda aad tnombera of Flshor . men * P and B. Association are re.sjMjctrully Invited U attend the funeral, Irom the residents ol his parent* No. 311 Wert 04th st. on Saturday. 13th inat, at hall pant on? o'clock. Br any. Suddenlv, Catbkbix* Bradt, aced 80 yeara, a native of*Clooue, Countv l.jitrun. Ireiaud. Relatives and lrieud* ol H"' lamily. also those of bei brothers-in-law. J imoj aud Peter Brady, are respect fully Invited to attend the funeral on Sunday, May 14, at "hall pasi one o'clock 1*. M , from tho resi dence of her son, Thomas F. Brady, No. 3 Moti at. In termeut Calvary Cemetery. _ Brafmlioh.?In Biooklyn. May 12, raaoRRicA, widow ol the laic- Dr. Gustaviu Braumhch, In her 70U J The funeral will t?ke plsce ou Sunday, May 14, at three I' M., Itom the residence ofher son-in-law, Theo dore Pabsi, No. 2S8 Deuraw si., Brooklyn. lli'MCie.- In Brooklyn, suddenly, on Wednesday, May 10. Mi*s Cornki.ia BfNCB, aged 70yetrs. Funeral Irom Christ church, comer Clinton and Harrison sis., Brooklyn, on Saturday, May 13, at twe P. M. Conway.?May 10, of consumption, Patrick Con way, a god SO years. Relatives and Irtead* are respectluliy invited to at tend tho tuneral, Irom his lalo residence, No. 1L1 Washington sL, ou Sunday, May, 14, 1876, at ono o'clock P. M. Cowik. ? In Brooklyn, on May 11, after a abort 111 ues*. Daviu Cowik. iii tho 67tli year of Ins ago. Roiatives and iriends of me lamily are respectfully Invited lo attend the funeral, Irom the Centennial chapel, Wyckoflsl., cornorof3d av., on Saturday, May 13. at twelve o'clock. Cropsky.?On Thursday. May 11. youngosl dnuithier oi Peter C. ami Catherine E. Cropaey. The tuneral will take place ou Sunday, at two o'clock j p. M., from her lato residence, 358 IVest 52d ?t Rela tlves and Irirnds are tnvitcil to atien.1. Ciiown.?On Frtdav, May l'i, Eusa, wlf0 of James Chown, in the 53J year ol her age. Relatives and Iricnds ol the lamily are invited to at tend the IuuvruL at her lalo residence, No. 400 F.aal &lst st., on Sunday, May 14, at one P. M. C'bosby ?ou May 10. alter a short illness, Jokw Tlaykr Ckusiiy, Jr., son of John Player and Margaret B. Crosbv, in the 3lsl year ol his ago. . Funeral services on Saturday morning, May IS, at at ball-past nine, at the Church of the Covenant. Park ? av., corner 30th si. Relatives and frieuda are invile* lo attend without further notico. Dkvob.?At Cahbaso Bluir, Fla., April 13, of con sumption, LsANnitu I)* von. Funeral services ul church, at New Provldonoe, N. J ou Saturday, May 13. at eleven o'clock. Relallvoa and Iriends ol the Nmily are respoctfully Invited to at lend. Train leaves loot ol Barclay or Christopher at. at ?:10 A. M., via Summit ? Fkighery.?On Thursday, May 11, 1876, Ab.n. the be Inved wite or Patrick Feighery and daughter of Timothy Killen, native or ihe parish oi Lusuiagb, Kings county, Irelauii. t^od 71 voarn. Her sons Patrick and Timothy, iilfo the re'allves and friends ol ihe family, are rc*p*ciially Invited to attend Iho funeral, liotu her late ro*idence. No. 310 East Mih at. ou Sun-lay, May 14, atone o'clock P. M. ? ?Ou Fridav, May li, Iaxiks Binohak, sod ol William 11. and Addle Fowler, and grandson of John Caltnacli, aged 3 years, 2 mouth* aud 10 d iys. Relatives and Irieuds aro resprclfu'ly Invited to at tend the funeral services, at the rosidenee or hU pa rents, No. J01 West 45lh St., on Mouday, May 16, at tea ^Vowlkr.?In Jorsey City, May 11, of pneumonia, Elisa, tho beloved wile ol N. R. Fowler, aged U yean 1 month aud 17 days. Relative* and Iriends are respectluliy Invited to at tend tho lunoral irom the lato residence, No. 168 4tA al.. on Sunday, May 14, al two o'clock P. M. Gaurisos.?On Wodueaday, May 10, 1876, Job* r. Gakhisox. nged 80 years. Relatives aud irlends are invited to attend tba funoral services, on Suuday, al three P. M., at his lato real, dence. 101 Washlngiou si., corner ol High, Brooklyn. Harrinotox.?May 11, 1876. Johanna Haruikotos, tho beloved wile ol Michael Harrington. Funeral will lake placo m?ra her late residence, ob Sundav afternoon, at hair past iwo o'clock. Frlenda ol the lamily are invited lo altcud. . Kri-louo.?At her residence, New Rocbelia, OB Wednesday atteruocn. May 10, Jdlia Wood, widow of the late Henry P. Kellogs, aud daughter ol the Ule Thomas Shipley Byrnes, ul New York. The relatives and Jriends of the lamily are respect fully Invited to attend the fuueral, from Trmiiy church. New Rochelle. on Monday alternooo, Ma; 1^ al a qu.irter rast three o'clock. Kitciiki.l ?At MHburii, N. J.,of?lipbtnena, on Tti?? dav May 0, Scst* T., nged 6 years, and ou Wedue?<iay, May 10, Erka C, iwod a yonrs, daughters of Stephel A. and Aun K Klltbrll. l/jva.?On Fridav, May 12, 1876, at 14- Woat 22d St., Makik, daughter ol Samuel Lovo, aged 6 year*2 months aud 16 days. , ? , . ._ Tho relatives and Irlends of the family are Invited to attend the luneral on Sunday, al ihroe o'clock, from residence ol p.irenls. . ? Mkykr.?Al East New York, on Wednesday, May 10, Usoror Mkykr. sfert years. The luueral will lake pluco from the house ol J^ha Ficken. Liberty av., uear Adatus aU, on Sunday, May **MnoB?. Suddenly, at hor residcn''.o, 56 East 20tb st, on May 7, alter a short lllnosa, Jcua E-, widow of tbs lain Jobu Moore. Morton.?Friday. May 12. al 368 \\ est 24lh su, Mari Morton, aged i years and 6 months, only child or Br. J. C. and Mahklisk I). Mobtoh. Fuueral sorvicc* at half p.isi one P. M, Sunday, slay 14. Metnbeta ol' Piall l.odjje, No. 1U4, are lavlled tl altend. McCrka.?SuUdftuly. at bts r^klence, Mount Hope, on April 12, 1876, Alkxaxdkb McCkra, in i|io year of his age. Notice or luneral hereafter. McCnxuana ?In Brooklyn, on the 11th Inst, fl.ttninaiion of ihe brain, Jahbk. sou of the Ule Henry aud Anuie McCullougb, aged 6 years, 2 months and 11 days. Little Jimmy, fare the* well; We loved thee more than tongue can tell. Relatives and iriends aro respectluliy invited to at I tend tho inueral, on Su.itfny. 14th lusu, at two o'oloek I R M., frori: bia late reaidencu. No. 100 I nnoe st, I Brouklyu. Mc'JraTH ?On Thursday, May 11, after a longand painful illnesa, Kk-harp MHJuath, a native of the county Tipperary, Ireland, iu ihe 00th year of bis age. I iiu relative* and Irii-nda ol ihe laiilily are respect fully invited to ailend the funeral. Irom the residenc* ol his siiter-ln law, Mr*. Kiuirsiey. N??. 34 Wlllcit st, eu Sunday all< rnoon, at ball past oue o'clock. Nasu.?On Tliur .lay, May 11, Oath ark a M., widow or tho late Charles Sa>h, in the Sid year of hor aga. Funeral services at the residence of her daughter, ; Mrs F. A. Kipp *10 fcaaitad St.. on Sunday, the 14th i tuat, al half pasl three P. M. Reluilvca and trlendaol | the latnilv are invited lo attend. The remains will he taken to M' lucheti, N. J.. Tor interment ?u Monday. .Nralis ?"n Friday, May 12, Tii?*as W. Nsalib. son of the late William Nealis, and brother of Ur. Wiillaiu T. Nealis, lu lhc2Ulh year of bis age. His remains will he laLvn Irom his late residence, No. rJO West 38th st, lo tho Church of the Holy luuo cents, 37ill st and Broadway, on Monday, the loin insL, al uaJi-pasl nitie o'cio. k. where a solemu hi^n mans of reipnem will l*1 celebrated lor the repose of bis boul; I hence to Calvary Cemciery for inlennenU The relatives aud irlends of Hie lamily are rospcctluily Invited to attend tne funeral. .. I Ranoai.u? Ai l? .yoni.e, N. J., on Friday, May 1., at oue r. M., fcfi.ui Raxualu aged 3J years. Fnueral irom tus res deuce in B.iyonnoat one r. M. ! on S*uuday, Msy 14. _ , . N iiitoKiiKK. ?ou May 12, 1878, Otto, only son ol Louis and JuluUcWo der, aged 2 vcais and 10 montba. ' Kuacral -aiII take place al two o'clock Sunday, inst, i from Ihe residence or hla parents. *1 W?at st Kela tivea and Iriends are respectluliy invited to alie:id luneral. . n . . Sen war?In this city. May 9, AnotTHtrs Sotwab, ofFriakfurt on'tlie-Main. lor thirty one years a resi dent ol New York, in his "?'?lb y*ar. SnxPARti. on Wedne-day, May lu, 1876, Chari.** J. SiiarARD, in the bJd year ol his age Relatives and frieuds er^ rrspeetlnHy invited to attend ihe funeral, on Siiorday. Mar Ul, al one o clock P. M., Irom ibe lecture rooui of 1'lyniuuib churcn, Brooklyn. Hertford papers please copy Sintb.-On Friday, May 13, Wiixiam Sbttb, aged 64 J "he relalivo* and Iriends of the fam ly are invited to attend the luneral services, on Sunday afternoon, al four o'clock, al his late residence, No. 344 West 19th ' st Uis rom.uns will he lakea ou Monday morning to Tarrytown lor interment Sriysa.?On Friday, Mrs. Jo??ra Stinw, afKiBjilOB, Jamaica, W. I. Notice or luneral to-morrow. I'rbRRHii-t. ?Suddenly, on Thursday, May 11, al bil residence. 6.<3 Madison st, Brooklyn, Jjssm P. UJ ukrmii.i.. In the 4Mb year or his a.-r Funeral service at the Cburcb or ibe Good Shepherd, McDonougu si. and Siuyveaant av.. oft Saturday, Ma* i 13, at iwo o'clock I*. M. Friends are invited to attend, j v ax oris. ?tin Friday morning. May 12, Mra. Mabt I Taniibc.n, in the WOth year o( her age. i The funeral services will take pi tee Irom the resi dence or her grandson, J. R. .lonnson, 167 Easl 33d st, | on Sunday, 14th last, si ono P. M. i Vaklry. ? May 10, 1*76. Wiluak Varlby, aged 41 years. 4 months and 2.> days. Iteiaiivea and rriends of ihe family are respectfully invited io attend the luueral, from Ills lalo residence, 12a Crosby st. ou Sunday, May 14, al one P. M. WravBR?On Tfturidsy, May 11, in Brooklyn, Hkstrk WsAvra, tn the 8'id year of her Relatives and iViemU are invited to attend her fa ncral, on >alurdny, 13th iptt, at tbreo o'clock, ir .ni the r*si<reuce ol her son-in-law, Hiram Kirk, 874 I Greene av. i Philadelphia and Wilmington papers please copy.

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