Newspaper of The New York Herald, May 18, 1876, Page 5

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated May 18, 1876 Page 5
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RELIGIOUS. Meeting of the Presbyterian General Assembly. COMPOSITION OF THE BODY. Present and Prospective Plans of Representation. MSITCSS TO COM BEFORE THE ASSEMBLY. ?bta morning we ahull have gathered In the Tabernacle, Brooklyn, a large and important body ?f minister* and laymen representing the Presby terian Church (North) throughout the United State* About 600 representative men ot culture, dignity and eminence will begin to consider tho wants and condition of their denomination to-day. Sent by the I*rexbyter>es to which they belong, they rep resent 4,099 churches, great and small, with an aggre gate membership of a little over hair a million soul* The total number of ministers In the body is 4,706. Tlie most important question that has come before the Presbyteries during the yoar has been the last Assembly's overture on representation In that body. Alter due deliberation and consideration sixty-nine j voted against the measure and twuniy-two lor il ] Thcro must have been something radical and subver sive of Presbyterian polity in It to have secured such a majority against It A better un- j demanding of the importance of the overture will i be arrived at by a brief recital of the several Judlcuto- ' rics of the Presbytorlan Church. The lowest is tho local church Session, which looks alter the spiritual interests of tho Individual society and its component j jarts, including the minlstor; the Presbytery, which , consists ol the ministers (pastors or not) and one elder j from each cburch within a city or a given district of ] country. All Presbyterian ministers are equal in eo- 1 clesiastical rank and standing, wht.tevor their employ- ' meat. For mutual protection, counsel and discipline, a number of churches, not less than ien nor mdre than lorty, are associated to form a Presbytery. The Synod Is tho next highest court in Presbyterian eoclesiastl eism. It is composed or as many Presbyteries as may be convenient, geuorally not loss than three nor more tbannino. Its members consist or all tho members belonging to the Presbyteries which composo It, and ?no elder from each church. There are 173 Presbyte ries and thirty-six Synods. A session holds meetings 1 ftom time to time, as occasion demands. Presbytery meets semi-annually, or, In some cases,' quarterly, I with special meetings In cose of urgent business. Synod meets annually. The General Assembly has hold annual meotlntrs since 1780. TIIB OKNKKAL ASHHHRLT is composed or delegates or commissioners sent from I the Presbyteries. Each Prosbytery sends two commis sioners in proportion to every twenty-four ministers or fraction of twenty-lour which composo It. Ono of these commissioners must be a minister, the other nn ?Ider. Thero will thus be about 600 delegates prcsont In this Assembly, a body oomposod of 600 j men is considered by some to be ontlroly too large. During the unhappy division of tho Prosbyterlan Church into two branches?the Old School and New School?from 1BU8 to I860, the Assombly or cnch body mot separately, oach bringing together about 200 or 200 j commissioners. Tho Assembly which to-day convenes will be the seventh ot the reunited body. Each j yoar sinco tbo union there has beeu much discussion 1 as io bow lo reduce tho number of commissioners but ' ?s yet no plan lias been suggested which meets with I general approval. Last year a plan wus presented for I tho Presbyioriox to vote ou which Involved sending ! the commissioners from tho Synods Instead ot from i the 1 resbyteries, and thus sending fewer men. It has ' now beer. voted down by a large majority, and the ' representation stands as before In tlie two branches ' ol thu Church (North and South) theio aro 6 00J preachers, iho Northern branch Having 4,70ft ' The i'resbytery ol'Cblcairo voted against the Assem bly s overture on representation by Synods, and made the following points ugalust tbo advocates of the measure:? " First? It is considered an extravagant and wasteful ixpendtture ror the churches to spend $30,000 a year In rending commissions to tnoGouerul Assenioly But the churcbcM, wisely we think, spend many times Una ?urn every yoar In giving salaries to their pastors Which enable them to lako vacations, journeys or ex cursions, and iu hiring supplies lor their pulpits durln* their absences. Attendance upon the General Assem bly. though Involving ofton hard labor, Is yet a cbnnro and a rest for the clerical delegates. THk ItOSI'tTAUrV gl'KSTIO.V. Second? It is said that but few places in the land ire rapablo of entertaining s* large a body. But the American Board llnds bountiful hospitality at its annual meetings for a usually much larger number of delegutes, though not, It is true, lor ao long a time Vet they have been eagerly invited and genorounlv en'- I lerllined by such small cities as Norwich. Conn.* and 1 Lynn, Jla.sK., of which there are hundreds lu tho 'laud i ot equal or greater size. Third? It is said, again, that the size of tho Assem- i bly must bo reduced, because u la now too argo to I transact the business with ''convenience and despatch " i This objection slnoe the reunion has olten beeu ruised ' How much of its present lorce may bo due to its Ire- 1 quent iteration wo do not undertake lo say; but that ! mere is at present any serious difficulty we" fail to see Tho Kngllah Houso ol Commons, one of tbo lending ' legislaiivo bodies of the world, has 664 mombcrs? a ; number greater by more than 100 thau ever convened ; In any General Assembly of our Church. We have : never heard that the efficiency of this body la de- I itroyed or impaired by its great size. Tho French I Chainbor of Deputies la composed or 632 members the German Reicnstag has 397 members, the Prussian ' House of Deputies 432, the Hungarian House ol Hair- ' nates 731. This Presbytery expresses tho opinion that ! the efficiency of ibe Assembly may be promoted far more by providing for the withdrawal irom it of all or nearly all. judicial caaes, which are geuorally pernio*. Ing and which often consumo much time, than by re. ducing numbers. Let the period ol timo usually de voted to its sea-lona be ahortenod rather than diminish its membership, lor which thore does not aecm to be it this stage ol tho Church's growth any urgent call tome ol the Presbyteries and several correspondents of tho denominational preas, while clinging to tho present lorm of representation by Presbyteries, have ?Cfferod plans of their own, which will bo presented to the Assembly during its session here, looking toward a reduction in the number of commissioners. One nlsn retains the form but enlarges THK BASIS or KKPRKSKIfTATIOX, maklng It thirty ministers instead ol iwentv-four an at present. On thie baala the Assembly would bo re duce.! to 208 commiasiunera instead of 668, its present legal number. But tn sovon instances this plan would unlto small Presbyteries so aa to give then a renre S' Utation, and at tho same time reduce the acrrerate As. for Instance, Atlantic Synod, which now has six ?mall Presbyteries, would have only four; China, which has six, would havo two: Colorado, with four would he given two; India with five, would be allowed three Nebraska, wuh threo, would have only one; Tennessee would be reduced from four to two and Wisconsin from flvo to one. Ol the 173 Presbyteries onlv fifteen ro maln by this plan unr?presented, and these are nearly all missionary Presbyteries, most of which even now rarely send commissioners. Another plan proposed is to divide the Preshyterlea Into two equal parts and let oae hair be reprosouted lu ono Assembly and the other in the succeeding Assem bly. And as tho Presbyteries enJariro and muitinlv thie plan would still divide them Into thirds wd fourths, so that each part should be represented lu General Assembly once In three or four years, that not more than 260 commissioners ahould at any time bo chosen to that body. The designer ol thie plan has a grand prospect in his mind. Tho Uencral Assembly of the United .states may grow Into tho Aasembly ot the world, it may becomo the representative ot Presby teries in every nation under heaven; and stui by this self-adjusting rule It cannot swell into a court too larco and unwieldy. Some tune ago Dr. Tolmage and Riders Freeman, Corwin, Hathaway and Slicox were appointed by the Talternacle Church an executive committee to make tho necessary arrangoinonti for the meeting and enter tainment ol the General Assembly, They have had a great deal of correspondence to attend to, both with the setcral commissioners and with tholr respective entertainers lu Brooklyn and Now York. At llrst I resbvtorian families were rather slow in accepting delegates, because ol the ! custom or rnMsBTTKiUAX coxxishioxkis bringing wives and sometimes daughters and whole families along with tbem. While the theory of tho Church asks for entertainment lor the dolrgates only , the custom douotes the expense and the trouble; but by irequent appeals of the committee, personally iiuil ' by letter, before Preshyterlea and through tho proas, the committee baa aecured pleasant homes and enter tainment Tor the commissioners during their two or .* bere. A lunch will bespread every ?ay lor tho Assembly in the Lay College building. , ye^tei-day afternoon ihe Comma tec on Coinmts mn^iiSr .?!? M? u'? TaiH-rnncle, an4 this ?? / ' ^ Wl" slso to reeeivo tho cro leatlals or commissioners. Ust ovrning. in the T"n*' 0r- '??>?#? and delegates and members ot the church preieui Interchanged wel eomes and congratulations. This niorn,ng ?t eleveu jVlock, the Assembly will be formally opened by Iir. Kdward I). Morris, the Moderator or the last Asseiiiblv who will preach a sermon. Beginning <|Uieily and pro ceeding steadily to business, that body maybe deemed worthy to receive an Invitation to be pre'-ent at the unveiling of the.tatueol one of tho of o Declaration or Independence, at Phl.adoii.hla, at o? TT- lIi -V "" :PMlon?- A preliminary mMtinn ol the Riders' Council in connexion with the Aamniu! will Ik; held on Saturday evening. May 20 in IboT.w/ ?acle, for the election of otteers inr uW ITusulnJ S and for the iraaaactlon of ?uch other baslness a* may come belors tbe Council. Siar preachers have already been secured for the principal pulpits, and daring the two Sunday* that the Assembly will bo m session nearly every pulpit In ' Brooklyn will b? occupied by soma delegate. QUSNTIOSS TO KB CONSIDKKKI). Happily there la bo vexod question to disturb the 1 harmony of the Atssmnly. The principal business wtllbe that which la nsually transacted pertaining to the mauagwiBeat of mission work at home and abroad; of church support and extension; oi the work of train ing candidates lor the ministry; of providing lor the educational wants of the frecdmen; of relieving the wanta of distressed aad aged ministers, and of pub lishing and circulating religions literature. Theaa va- , rlous Interests will be enough to keep the Assembly j busy for about two weeks or possibly a little more. i The meniiicra of this Assembly coma, for the moat ' part, fresh from soanoa of revival and of healthy man- i ifastationof religions life. From the Atlant'.c coast to ! tba Pacific hardly a district tbat will be represented j haa not beoa enjoying the harvest of grace. There- j vtvnl influence ol tbe Assembly will be happy. The Presbyterians ot Pittsburg have memorialised : tbe Assembly to reaffirm the deliverances of former assemblies on the observance of the Christian Sabbath i and to enjoin upon its ministers to tea oh and enforce as bast they may the proper observance of tbat holy ' day. The matter of the relation of mission uh.iDols to 1 their supporting churches was the chief topic discussed at the meeting or the Presbytery ol Sew York on Mon- \ day Isat. The attention ot tbe General Assembly will bo oalled to the sutyeot. An appeal from the aciion of' the Synod of New Jersey at Its last October meeting : will probably bring before the Asa?mbly Imptr- ? tsntquestion" in the construction ol tue Presbyterian ! Book of Dtsolpline. Tbe case originated In an attempt < on the part of a Presbytery to instal a minister over a divided oongregatlcn The minority ore the authors of tbe appeal, which Includes questions like those:?In a vote to sustain an appeal on which side aro couuted the votes to sustain In part f Has a Presbytery tho power to' call a parish mooting and forbid iiisrussion l herein t Are delinquent pea-holders and snb-renters ot pews, whose names aro not registered on the trus tees' books, eligible to vote lor a pastor? Tbe Southern Gouoral Aasumbly meets In Savannah i on tho same day as tho Northern meets In Brooklyn. i Tho subject of fraternal rotations betweeu tbe two bodies, which was left in a very unsatisfactory ?lato t>y the last Assembly, will come liel'ore tbe present body, bat from present indications with little better sncc?ss. The Presbyterian, the organ ol tho Southern Church, in a late issue deolared that it did not want uny fraterniza tion witb the Northern Cburcu?that the parties do not march one step nearer each other. Marking timo may do very well in the day of drill, but it is worth little in the day of contest. What wo want now is a truce, a suspension of the strlle of debate and a post ponement ol negotiations?a silence in which the men on both sides shall better discern what Israel ought to do. It theroiore respectfully submits that tbe wholo sub ject bo indefinitely postponed. METHODIST GENERAL CONFERENCE choice or editors fob thy denominational NEW8PAPERB. Baltimorr, Md., May 17,1870L Bishop Bowman presided In the General Conference this morning. A pergonal lottor from Rev. Lovlck Pierce, one of tho fraternal delegates from tbe Metho-llst Episcopal Church, South, was read, regretting his Inability to be present as a messenger of peace and good will It was Ordered thit the letter be published and replied to by Dr. Hunt, Chairman of tbe Committee on tbo Recep tion of Fraternal Delegates. Bishop Janes presented tbe report of the Fraternal Delegates to tho Genernl Assembly of the Presbyterian Church. Rolerred to tbe Committee on Correspond ence. The Committee oe tbe Centennial Observances to b? held May 21 in commemoration of tbe Methodist Epls oopal Conference /held In Baltimore May 21, 1770, submitted a programme of exercises on that day, to take place In tho Academy of Music nt three P. M., and requesting the Board of Bishops to select one of their number to speak on that occasion. Dr. D. D. Whedon was unanimously elected editor of the Quarterly Review Dr. J. H. Vincent was unani mously elccted oditor of tbe Sunday school papers and trncts Messrs. Nelson and Phillips were renominated for ncents of the Vow York Book Concern, and wore re elected by acclamation. Messrs. Hitchcock and Walden were tno only nomi nation (or agents of tho Western Book Concern, and were also re-e!eote?t by acclamation. A motion to postpone the election of editor ot tho New York Christian A'lrnrate. was lost, and Dr. D. Cnrry, of Kastorn New York; C. H. Fowler, of Rock Itlrer, and E. 0. navon, of Central New York, were then put In nomination. A ballot was had, with tbe fol lowing result:? ? Whole number of Totes. 821; necessary to a choice, 161. C. H. Fowler received 102; D. Curry, 143; E. 0. Haven. 10: scattering, a l)r. Fowler was declared elected. The election of edftors of the Western, Northwestern, Pittsburg and Central Christian Advocates and Atlanta Methodist was postponed until to-morrow. Rev. H. C. Benson, of California, was tho only nom inee for the editor of the CMifirrnia Christian Advocate, and was elected.unanimously. The ^ectlon lor editors of the Aorthern Christian Advocate, Pacific Christian Advocate,, and Ladies'1 Re., petitory was postponed. The remainder of the day's session was consumed in considering tbe report of the Committee on Missions as to the number of corresponding secretaries to be em ployed by tbe Hoard of Managers of the Missions, and after protracted discussion the report o( the committeo flung the numlierat two was adopted, und the Con ference thon adjourned till to morrow. EPISCOPAL CONVENTION. PBOCIXDINQS TESTER-DAY?ELECTION Or THE STANDING COMMITTEE Or THE DIOCFSE. The diocesan Convention of Long Island assembled yesterday morning In thcChnrchof tbo Holy Trinity, Brooklyn. After the reading oi morning prayer, .Dr. Dillier called the Convention to order, and the minutes wero read and approved. The special committee to whom was referred Bishop Little John's letter to tbe Convention, reported resolutions expressing their sympathy with him In his affliction, and tbclr hope that he will study his own and his fam ily's health beforo bo returns home. The letter of the Bishop was ordcrod to bo entered on the Journal of the Convention, and that tho Secretary send a duly certi fied copy of these resolutions to Bishop I.lttlejobn. An election for Standing and Missionary Committees for tbe diocese was then held, with the following result:? Standing Committee ?Revs. C. H. Ball, T. Strafford Drownc, John A. Paddock and J. Carpentor Smith, all D. D.'s; Messsrs. H. C. Plerrepont, J. W. Gilbert, C. R. Marvin and W. Floyd Jones, laymen. Missionary Committee?Revs. D. V. M. Johnson, D. P.; C. w. Homer, W". A Snlveloy, C. B. Ellsworth and John A. Aspinwall; Messrs. A V. Blake, S. D. C. Van ltokkelin, J. A. Hewlett, 8. B. Barton aua Lyman R. Greene It Is designed to found A DIOCKSA* LIBRARY, and Dr* Belts, Drowue and Leonard and Messrs. On derdouk uud Karnes were appointed a commlttoe there tor. It will find a temporary depository in the chapel of the Church of tbe Kodeemer. The report of tho Committee on Diocesan Missions was presonted, which, with the treasurer's report, shows that there aro six teen mission stations or parishes together with missionary operations In tho public institutions ol Brooklyn. These were sustained or aided lust year to tbe extent of $4,MM, while tbe reoelpts, including a , balance on band Irom tbe previous year of $382 99, < were $4,203. But tnero are bills now due and other 1 sums will be due by June 1, so that the treasury will ! be overdrawn $1,350 at that date The roport of the Committee on Christian Education recommended collections and bequests for this Interest. A I sundlng committee ot six on education for | next year was appointed. Rev. Mr. Hasklns presonted I and pressed a resolution asking that a special com- { mlttee bo appointed to Inquire into the missionary I needs ot the city of Brooklyn, and to roport plans to j tbe noxt annual Coavonuon for tbe union ol all mis- | Fiona, parocnial and general, under ono central govern- i meni. Mr. Haskins gave eases in which their j Cburch missions have disappeared and tho Roman Catholics have Oounsliing Institutions on the ruins. While the Convention may tuke Just pride In the consecration ot aoburcb In the city ol Rome It should not Ignore tbo wonts and tho cliims of this city upon tho Uiurch. Dr. Johnson ex plained that tbe Missionary Committeo aro now $1,300 In debt, and ibev don't think they can raise money for additional mission work. The resolution of Mr. Has klns was adopted, and Revs. Mr. Haskins, Sniveley and BebencK and Messrs. Gilbert and Bennett were ap pointed such committee. A committee ol Ove on Sun day schools was appointed for next roar?Rev. Mr. Msynard chairman. Tbe lollowing persons were appointed A.t KCCLJiSI AmTIUAL cot nr for the illocese:-?Drs. Oilier, Hclienck, Johnson, Cox, ? Chadwell, Baker and Moore. Hon. Murray Hoffman 1 was appointed lay s-sejsor and Mr. W. H. Underdone church advocate. This coon has had one trlul before It ifurintf the last year. The JSuaday School Committee, ] having withdrawn their report presented on Tuesday, j replaced it with a statist iral report yesterday. Six con- j vocations were held during the year, at which important | questions relating to Sunday school* were dlscussod. Thcro are ntnety-tlvo ministers, uinety-lour schools, j 1,610 teachers ami 16,670 scholars. There Is a loss of f four schools, but an increase of 312 members. Thn '? average attendance has born 10,071 There are 20,063 library hooks. Tbe contributions for Sunday schools amounted to $10,872, which shows a decreaso ol $478. The confirmations huntbered 200. This small numuor ! Is accounted fot liy the absence ol tbe bishop of tbe diocese. Mr. Maynard presented a resolution, which ! ho ably advocated, that parlies be recommended In all ' cases to have only ouurch members as wardens and vestrymen. Atlor discussion the matter was post- i poned. A resolution was offered asking the *tateLcgttla- ; turn to amend the law relating to the election ol cliureh I wardens and vestrymen, so that they can be chosen I alter evening n? well as morning service on Raster Monday. The difficulty Is now grout in securing an election in the morn lug at present, and one clergyman stated that he hail not had an electmu in his parish for six years. This, with other kindred matter*, were re lorrrd to the Committee on Canons. *1 lie usual com phmentary resolutions were adopted, alter which tho Convention adjourned tine die. POLYGLOT BIBLE READERS. The fortieth anniversary of the Amcncan and Foreign Bthlo Society took place yesterday afternoon at the Tract Hoose, No. 140 Nassau street. Tko President, Mr. PKtt Bolen, of New Jorsef, otnpM the chair. Ths attendance of member* ?u not large, only about j twenty-live being present. After the reading of the ; minutes of last year's business and their adoption Mr- ( V. D. Ward, the Treasurer, presented hut re* , port. The balance on band on tho 1st of May, 1*75, was $4,606 S& The receipts to 1st of May ! 1876, from sa!e of Bibles, legacies, donations from churches and gilts from life members and others amounted to IN,216 77, wb ch lelt available resources si 613,232 10. The expenditures for the year lor trans lating the Bible into many lorolgn languages, circulat ing ii, and for money donated to agents in all parts of the world wen- $ 10,4m 10, which leaves a balance on hand 1st or May, 1876. or $2,765 94. The report was adopted. The report of ibe managers was then read by 1 Mr. Ward, who acts aa secretary as well as treas urer. It stated that the society was much crippled In Its work by the wane of money. The expense of translating the Bible into foreign lau- . guagesandot printing It Is very great. Money la re- , quired to enable the agents in foreign countries to carry j the good work. Mauy persons (they report) seem | to imagine that this society had consolidated with the i American Bible Union; but this Is a mistake, aa the | bill to authorize such a consolidation did not pass the ? Legislature. This, In a measure, together with the de- J presxlon of business, might account tor the smalt amount of money now received by the society as com pared with the Hams received In former years. After the reading of the reports the election of | officers took place. The following trero electedPros- 1 tdent, Peter Rolen, Now Jersey. Vice Presidents? A. It. Capwell, New York; II. M. Baiuwiu, New Jersey; I William UuRknell, Pennsylvania; Kev. M. G. Bodge, j Michigan; Rev. William Hague, New Jersey; J. P. ! Boyce, toulh Carolina; M. T. Sumuer, Alabama; C. I), j W. Brldgman. New Vork; D C. Kddy, Massachusetts; O. B. Grant, Connecticut; W. T. Clia.-e, Maine; B. 1>. | Steele, Amherst, N. S., and J. ii. Jeter, Virginia. Sec- : retary and Treasurer?U. 1?. Ward. Bccording 8ecro- | tary?Kev. George K. Horr. Managers?Peter Bolen, W, 8. Ooodno, L. L. Blackford, D. C. Potter, S. P. White, A. B. Capwell, W. H. Parnily, A. D. Gillette, Nelson Palmer, K. T. Hiscox. Andrew Hopper, Henry Cyphers, J. Counsellor, G. K. Horr, J. W. Stevens, George Gnult, Kobert Jonnsou, Samuel Raynor, William Hugar, Will iam Roliluson und George K. Purine. COLLEGIATE DUTCH CHUBCH. The 2434 anniversary of the school of the Collegiate Dutch church will be celebrated this evening, at eight o'clock. In the school building, No. -60 West : Twenty-ninth stroet The exercises will open with prayer. Slnglnu', reading, declnmation, a distribution of premiums aud pruo.<, a valedictory and other ad dresses go to form tue programme. HOLY FAMILY RECEPTION. Yestorday the ladies of the Association for Befriend ing Children and Young Girls gave an annual reception at their house, an old Stuyvesunt mansion, No. 136 Second avenue. The attends nee of ladies was largo. There were no formal proceedings, though all who de> sired Information concerning the system and cost of management wore given the facts, which are as fol lows:?Tho total receipts for the House of the Holy family during the post year wore $12,047, of which $3,809 wore tho earnings of the Inmates. Tho support of tho house has cost $4,313 58. with incidental expense# amounting to $04(1 62. During the year $5,012 86 has boon paid on tho floating debt, nul $2,481 56 has been paid for intercut, insurance and taxes. There is a float ing debt still oxisting of $4,726 72, to decrease which amount a sacred concert Is to be given on Sunday I May 21, at SI, Ann't* church. The Dumber o I in mulct! i has been about 35o, the cost of whose maintenance, per | capita, Is about $50 a yeur. That the house is roniTlc I ably well fitted tor the car# of those who may choose to j avail themselves of its advintagos is clear to even a ' casual glance at the spacious and perfectly cloan and j otherwise woll ordered household. The In , stltution is snppurted, almost entirely by | private subscription, in addition to the returns from the work performed in the sowing rooms, which are plentifully supplied with machines, in the use of which | all who choose are lustrnctod. Thero are no salaried I Olllcers in the institution. Tho names of some of the officers are:?Mrs. Mary C. D. Starr, President; Mrs. i ticorgo V. Hocker, Vice President; Mrs. Dr. F. A. Km met, Treasurer; Mrs. Annie M. Gilbort, Secretarv I Spiritual Director, Very Kev. Thomas S. I'reston, Vioar General; Chaplain, Rev. T. F. Lynch; legal adviser, I Mr. Peter Starr; Auditor, Mr. Dennis O'Donogbue- ' Advisory Committee, Charles O'Conor, L. L. Coudurt' i l)r. T. Addis Kmmet, James Lynch, Kugcno Kelly' GeorRo V. iierker, Joseph Tboron, Matiiew Byrnes! Callxte llarvier, James Moore, Dennis O'Donoghuo' and a Board of Managers numberlog twenty ladios. BROOKLYN'S ORPHANS. FOItTT-THIB? ANNrVKBHAIlY OF THE ABTLUM 80 CIETT?FINANCIAL CONDITION OF THE INSTI TUTION. In the chapel of Tompkins Avenue Congregational church yesterday afternoon the forty-third anniversary of tho Orphan Asylum Society, ol Brooklyn, was held. Mr. James L- Morgan presided, and prayer was ofTered in opening by Rev. Mr. Dixou. Tho ninety-first Psalm was recited most perfectly by the children of the Insti. tutlon, who also sang very sweetlv a chant, "What ^ Shall the Harvest Be ?" and the Centennial hymn for ths Sunday school anniversary which all the schools are now practising. Tho reports read very clearly I showed that tho hard times have spurred the friends ' of the Asylum to Increased efforts, so that It has fared | bettor than usual. Two legacies, of $10,COO and $2,000, , respectively, have been left to It; the annual fair held In | I the Academy of Music netted $5,321, which, with tho i receipts from other sources, including a balance of I $#, 103 left over from the previous year. Amounted to ' $40,883 63. There was paid out for the main- I tenanco or the Asylum, not including improve ments and repairs, *21,170. The improvements Ac I coat an additional $4,501 36, and thero is a balance ; now on hand of $22,878 07, Including the legacies of $12,000, which will lie invested. Tnere are 1(>7 lyuys 1 ana 113 girls in tho Asylum now, spventy.two of whom aro in the advanced classes in the school. In Docem ] ber last lorty-four children wero taken down sick at one time, but through care and attention ihey reoov- j creil, nnd the mortuary list shows only six deaths dur- i lng the year. Olllcers wero cloctod for tho current year as fol- ! Iowa:? First Directress, Mrs. J. 11. Huiehlnson; Second I Directress, Mr*. A. B. Data; Treasurer, Mrs. Franklin ! Wood ruff; Recording Secretary, Mrs. D. C. Euos; Cor responding Secretary, Mrs. J. L. Truslow. A board of 1 managers, representing all tho denominations and all ! tho leading churches In tho city, was also elected. Rev. Dr. lielmer, in whose church tho anniversary was ' held, delivered an interesting address, congratulating i tho isdles upon tho financial ability which their re ports showed. He remarked that it he could find a church in tho city that lias come out of ttie financial pressure of tho yeur an this society has he would like to Join it at once. Bo wished that, in this ccnter.nial year, the Institution could be taken to Philadelphia ami exhibited to tho world. Remarks complimentary to tho ladies wore made also by Mr. Dana and other gentlemen present. After prayer by Dr. Holmer and singing by the children the society adjourned. BROOKLYN HOUSE OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD INVESTIGATION. At a meeting of tho Kings County Board of Super visors, held yesterday afternoon, the two reports of tho Investigating Committee of tho House or the Good Shepherd, which were made tho special order of I business, were disposed of. The Legislature having adjourned it would bo Impossible to obtain any ohanve in tho present law, which permits ol tho commitment of re in ale va? rants and prostitutes to that Institution, ! and in that view of tho case both majority and minority reports were laid on the table, and the committee was discharged irom further consideration of the subject. A standing committoo for the llouso of tho tiood Shepherd was appointed. The majority report commended the institution lor its adnuraiiio discipline and its reformatory result upon a class of nnfortunato women who, were It not lor the house would bo compelled to go to tho jail or Penitentiary. It reoommendod that the limit of tho agos of committed should not exceed twenty-five years. Supervisors Nathan and Snyder, the signers of tho minority roport, preferred that female vaitrant* should bo sout to tho county prisons as a matter of economy. MYSTERY OP E. J. WILSON'S DEATH. On the 15th of April Mr. Edward J. Wilson, s prom inent lawyer of this city, was drowned under peculiar circumstances. Tho day aftor ho disappeared a cano with the initials "E, J. W."was found at tho foot or pier 23 East River. It was not until several days had 1 elapsed that the man who walked off the pier was , clearly proven to bavo been Mr. Wilson. Tho body ' was discovered Isst Saturday morning and was sent In the afternoon to mo unierlauer'a, at ho. 520 Sixth avenue. Coroner Eickhoff took cliargc. of the ease, and I as It was supposed to havo been one of deliberate sulcldo by drowning no autopsy was made. Tho Imdy was removed to the rcsidoucoof Mr. K. U Wilson, s ; brother or tbe deceased, at I'eakskiiL A loiter was rcceltod at tlic Coroners' ofllco yester day afternoon from the law firm of Morlev A Smith, i >o. lo Piue street, succossors of tho firm of Wilson to Smith, of which the deceased was thn senior psrtuer, spying that marks of violence had been discovered on tho body since Its arrival at PcekskiiL They, th^re fore, requested that Investigation be postponed until an autopsy can be made, rhoy fear that Mr. Wilson was tho viotim of fool play. Inquiries wero also di rected to be made of the undertakers, to ascertain whether ibey had also notioed these marks of violence. If nothing moro definite can bo discoverod the Inquest will take placo next Friday morning INFANTICIDE IN JERSEY CITY. A small box, containing the bo^ of an infant, w?s ; found in a sewer at the corner of Monmouth and Thlr-. j teenth streets, Jersey City, yesterday morning, and was conveyed to tho Second precinct station. Couiity Physician Stout investigated the case and lesroed that a man had been seen placing the box in the sewer no I Tuesday evening. Dr. Stout took tho paper in which the box was wrapped and found printed on it the immo of a Urm doing business in Washington street, Hobo. I ken. Tho case will be placed id the hand* cf a detec BROOKLYN'S PARK MANAGEMENT. John Mick, rewiil; discharged after ten year*' ser vice aa policeman at Prospect Park, bu laid before Mayor Schroeder allegation* reflecting upon the man agement of that pablto domain. He **ys that, to hta own knowledge, toua of bay and twigs of oat* and other feed have been wrongfully carried o(T from the Parluby persona living In the vicinity. He allege* that when be reported this fact at headquarter* be waa told to , ?ulna bia own boaineaa, aa it did not concern him Over a year ago a Parle Commissioner told him to keep quiet. Mr. Mack say* be will prove that a certain con. tractor has grown rich through the assistance given hltn by thooo in authority at the Park. This con tractor bought horses impounded for wandering into the Park at sums ranging from Blty cents to ti President Stranahan, of the Park Commltemn. when | tbe complaint of Mack was brought to his notioe, said there is no trsth whatever in thn Htaiemenl*. Hid there been any stealing ho would have discovered something about It. These thing* could not long cou- j tlnue without being discovered. Mr. Strsnshan hopes , ihat a thorough inquiry will lie made by tt? Mayor. Chief Kngiueer John Y. Culver states that Mack is "a , persistent lault finder and" a chronic grumbler, who j poiu-lit to overthrow the discipline of the Park mnn- j agement and to renden the in< n dissatisfied." With a view to economy sometimes portions of the grass cut : by thnw who aro willing to tako the hay In pay nent for their work id removed In carta. This is much less , expensive than hiring men to out the gra?s. tUrny - horses have been foand in the Park, and if they did | not die when impounded they wero sold to tho highest ; bidder at public auction. Thero hss not boeu a tiorso ! found In the Park lor tbe last five years. As lor cat- | tie impoundod, there were ten or oleven head, which , wero sold to the highest bidder lor $2ft0. A CONFUSED CONTRACTOR. Yesterday afternoon was held another session of tho < Brooklyn Aldermanlo Committeo recently appointed to I inve8iigate'sna report tho result of their inquiry Into the alleged irregularities in tbe grading and paving of Roid, Butftlo, Utica, Seventh and Sumter avenues. Tho first witness examined was John Connolly, the oontractor for paving Held avenue, and who Is alloged to bave been paid about $17,000 more than be was en titled to. lie testified that the signsture uiou the back of a warrant (which was produced) for 13,1-V). dated November 5, 1?70, was Ills handwriting, but tha* those upon tho warrants bearing date August 21 1871, for $3,010 and $1,333 32 r. speouvoiy wero no In his handwriting. Tho signature to tho original contract wan his. llo signed a receipt attached, dated December 3. 1S70, for $2,800. The witness conlm ; dieted himself several times in regard to the signatures : to other warrant* which were shown him. He did not | sign the warrant dated October 1, 1870, lor $2,060, nor i another dated August 1, 187U !?oine of the indorse ments on tho warrants witness thought were in his | sou's handwriting, but he was not sure of it. Witness could not tell how much money he and his son had I received; he had never authorized anybody to drnw monoy lor him; did not know how ninny warrant* ? were signed by his son. The cominiltco ndjourued till i Wednesday, 24th Inst. FALSE LARD STATISTICS. The Lard Commltteo or the Produoa Exchange hav ing In charge the investigation of the false statistics submitted to tho statistician of tho Kxchango met ?gain yesterday in the manager's room, when a long and animated debato ensued, soma of tho members using warm language In regard to the barolaeed attempt to lubricate false statements through theolllcial bulletins 2 . 11? r?'uc? Kx,','a"Ko- A report was linally pre pared, which is withheld for tho present, and the whole matter was referred to tho General Hoard of Manauer* for their action in tho premises. Tho lattorbody moot this morning, whon Komo decidod action may bo taken involving the censuro or expulsion of members. FLUE ON BROADWAY. A Ore broko out shortly bofore three o'clock yester day morning on tho iirst floor of tho four story brick building No. 28 Hroadway. Tho englnos wore scon at i hand and In forty minutes tho flames wore extln Sin I*? . T.''m t,,tnl 'l"."8 "! 80t dovrn at ? over $10,mw, oh lollows:?Hrst floor, Conrad Muller. tailor ! ?'a>nag? to Stork. $6,000; basement, J. Hamilton Jr trunks, ?1,600; second floor, front, Druko ti llsro ' ESS?' ThrChK".'ft. *-??; rL'ur- J<">? Arsons, agent, }4 000 building was damaged to tho oxtent of I ' German taxpayer's' ideas. The Contra] Organization of tne German taxpayers and property owners of this city held a special meet ing at tho German scboolhouso in Fourth street yes I terdsy, when a report ol a committee in favor of the AVoodin Charter bill was received, and a poution Is to be presented tu tho Govornor asking him to approve the bill. A committee was also appointed to present a petition to the Board of Aldermen for an ordinance ?gainst peddling. THE PRINTERS' STRIKE Tfio Typographical Union gained a decided victory yesterday in their striko against a reduction of wages. I.ange, I.ittlo & Co., of No. 10 Astor place, one of tha largest Arms whoso men are on striko, sent a communi cation to President Daltou yesterday containing an agreement to pay the rates estab.iabed by the Union. As tho firm employs 150 men the union feels confident that tho strike will now ba ended in its fhvor. Tho cause of I.ange, Little & Co.'s concession to the Union i was the inability of the Arm tj gel out one of the city < Directories which it is to print. 7 I It is understood that tho firm sgreod to pay tbo ' Union prices temporarily, in order to insure the early publication of the work; but this concession. It is claimed is only on tho Dirootory. The Kxecuuva Com E ?1?. k ?in>!l<>yc" Mr that it Is utterly impossible to nay the old I nlon rates in these depressed times and are certain that tho journeymen themselves havi given up all Idea of trying to enforce their old scale of prices in futuro. THE RECEPTION OF~TiIE FRENCH WORKMEN. Upward of 160 French workmon are shortly expected In this city. They aro being sent out at the expense of the French government. As a rulo they aro foremen, chosen for their intelligence and proQctency in their trade* They will arrive In this city, and not Phila delphia, as the Amerlqua, which brings tho French Jurora, is tho last vessel of tho French line which will come to Now York by way or Philadelphia. The French resideii(8 of thic city propose raising about $l,ouo to . m 11 rec0Pt'0n on their urrival here, a meeting v*v! roontrJm?n to bo held at Ancehn's, in South ruth avenue, on Satarduy evening next, to uutkn arrangements for their reception. j A PICKPOCKET'S PROMISE. Among the prisoners taken away from the City Prison yesterday by the Deuuty Sheriff was the notorious Sev enth ward pickpocket William Kennedy. Kennedy In former years was a constant companion of Johnny Dobbf, Abo Conk Icy and all tho most noted Fourth ward thieves. He was Anally arrested and sentenced ' to two and a halt years' Imprisonment on Rlaekwell'a Island. He escaped alter serving two months, a lew weejes ago he was again arretted by OHlcor Canavan, Hnprftev0"r vprecinct" for stealing (124 from Mr. Leon Morency, of t ultou aireet. on a Second avenue cur ,or tr,aJ' ?as sentenced to ono year a Impruonmont In addition to serving his unex pired term. When tbo Deputy Sheriff took him In ohargo yesterday morning Kennedy laughingly as WOUl.U C"C*P? of throo months, ; and Keeper Finn, knowing his desporato character i ordered him to bo plaood in doublo irons. ' ! JERSEY JUSTICE TBK Tears' IMPRISON ME NT BACH FOB THE "BURNT RAO" THIEVES. The trial of the "Burnt Bag" thieves, Williams, Wal- j tors and Edwards, waa concluded In tho Court of Quarter Sessions, at Jersey City, yesterday. District Attorney Garretson summed up very strongly against the prisoners, esreoially Willinma, who Is an outlaw from Maryland. Judge Hoffman charged the Jury and ; recited the main points of the evidence In rotation to ' tho robbery of Hrown's dry goods store, the capture of tho thlevus and tbo recovery of a largo portion of tho atolcn property. Iho Jury, after a brief deliberation, renderod a verdict ol guilty. Ttia District Attorney moved lor sentence immediately in order to strike terror into tho hearts of New v'ork thieves thst select Jersey as a (Void for their operations Mullen and Thompson, two other members of the gang who were convicted tho previous day, were then brought from the Jail to the court room. Judge Hoff. man souteucod the live prisoners to ton yoars each in tho State Prison. Mullen was complotoly unmanned at this unexpected severity, and Kjwsrds bit his lln to Uken^ack'tojaa1*' Wb?'? **** *** ,mn>e<,l**?I7 A JERSEY BURGLAR SURRENDERS. Samuel Morrison, tho Now Jortey burglar arrestad by Detective Handy, of tho Sixth precinct, on Mon day, having In bis poesesaion a large quantity of cut lery stolen ffom the ffcetory of Helnis?h * Son. corner ol iiank and Silk streets, Newark, N. J., consented to surrender himself to detectives McMsnua and LUv!-rtt of ^owark! y'tcrday, and waa removed 1,0f ,rla'- The Newark detectives have ? .ln *rr,,,l,nll Morrison's accomplices, two wl,!!! named Patrick Desmond, ol Academy *??? MUhael Mclionell of Warren Market ?W#r. v McDowell was arrested in .- ' Newark, yesterday morning, lie had f? j'j' POSBWMati foyteen dosen steel sh?ars, part of the proceeds of the ilulnisch burglary, valuud at $loo The prisoners are all wail knowu cnmtnal oh^miari. CHEAP CABS. A pbobabimtt that the oombiwatiow wiix not appeah. For weeks the Hkkami hat boon agitating the ?heap cab question by pointing out the absolute necee !lty ol lonie rtfortn In the present avstc m. The tirat reiponae lo iho appeal for a pracl.cil effort toward tfie removal o( the objectlona c ted waa made by the Amen- j can District Tolegraph Company, through its President, Mr. K. T. Andrews, who authorized the publication of a project which would Insure tho poop!e of Now York i flru class, cheap cab*. Thla geDtlctnan mi id In this | brief prospectus that his company bad about 4.000 | calls or telegraph Instruments In private dwelling ' houses and public offices, all of which rould be used In { the new systom ot cabs to facilitate the running and conduct of tho new business. Each peraon baring a ''call" oould use It to m)c for a vehicle from ono of tho American District Telegraph Company's stands. Prom time to time Hkrald reporter! hare visited < Mr. Andrewi, expecting to hoar of the completion o( , the arrangomenta and to recolve a copy ol tho pro gramma, laws, bylaws and rates by which the now ay stem was to be governed. Hut each tlmo Mr. An drews baa invariably answerod thai delays wero un avoidable, but that the coming week wonld seo tho establishment of the new line. All the caba, to tho number ol 200. said he, wero already upon the streets, being the property ot livery stablemen, who wero willing lo enter Into a combination with the Americau District Company lor tiM purposes specitied. Nothing dolliillo ha* comu of all the talk and rr,,>m*e* so far, not even the establishment ot a purl of the new imo In the uptown districts between Kigblh street and iho Park, where the experiment waa to be tried first. In this section of the city are more than 3,000 of tho wealthiest and best iainilles. Many ol them bavo "cutis" In their dwellings, so that It was thought ex pedient to take tbo initial step In this part ol New Yorv. Bui it is to bo feared now that the promised American District Telegraph Company's cheap cabs will not appear. Tilery is always something in tho way to prevent the consummation of the project, j Kitlier somebody Is sick who must bo seen, or somo- ] body is out of town who was to ham been at the meet ing'ol tho Executive Committee, the members of which, by the way, are not vet known. From day lo day Mr. Andrews has iieen unable in giro uny positive Iniormatloit as lo the condition ot progress of iho ne gotiations pending between htmsoll unit others, nniong whom may bo mentioned Mr. Dodd, ot tbe Transfer Company. Yesterday the same stereotyped reply was made by Mr. Audrew* to a 11 khalii reporter, ''Nothing new lo-ilay, but to-morrow I am to uiool a man at ten A. M., with whom Important business In relation to this mailer is to bo iransactod." In short, itaero is much reason to bellevo that Mr. Van lta?si, ol tho Astor Hou?e, must havo known what he was talking about when be olTerod to bet a foullnuian a new hat the day beloro yesterday that tao American Dlatrlcl Telegraph Company's cabs would not be atartod In mouths. If at all. now CHKAP CAB! MAY HI HAD. The public has grown Impatient walling lor the obenp cabs promised by Mr. Andrews, and, Uuding that nothing is likely to come from that direction, now turns Its eyes lo tho owuers of cabs who are their own drivers. There are upward ol 300 of them tn ibis city, and they are members or what is known as the i'ubilo Hack Owners' Association. Thsy are poor, struggling men, who hare embarked their littlo capital In a iiack and team, both ol which thoy aim to keep in the best posalblii condition. These men aro nuturuily careful of their carriages and passengori and drire tnrongh the crowded thorough'arcs with complete security. No one who has ever been conveyed to any point In a "public back" can deny this. Therefore the publio now asks, why do not ihu public hack owuers of small meaus combine to break down tho monopolies of which they complain by carryiug passengers at rales lower than ttiose allowed by iho last Corporation ordinance? If they would do this there is every reason to believo that ilio travelling publio would patronize them liberally. At auy rata, there can bo littlo doubt tbat tho stands at tbe City llall, Chat ham and Union squares and elsewhere would not present tho spectacle of unemployed coaches and freez ing horses in winter and sweltering brutes In summer. That tbe true retuody lor tho cab abuses can and will bo found in this direction sooner or later oannot bo dis puted. Even now thero is a willingness on the part of the drivers themsolvos to slurt something like a reform movement. But their prido is enlisted In a fight be tween them and tho special llccnso men, who lire the real culprit!, lor the rerocatlon ot all special licenses. Mr. Thomas Hoy Is ton, Secretary of the l'ublio Hack Owners' Association, says that tho temper ol the or ganization is such as to warrant hi! saying that it will try to do somolhing to accoinuiodato tno publio If tbo Corporation obliges tho spoclal licentiates to number their vehlclos and go upon the stands as they do. Hero, thon, Is a chunco for the creation of a cheap cab aystem. RAPID TRANSIT'S DANGER. Mr. Scott, of the Gilbert Elevated Railway, who, with Mr. Lowry, rroitdent Fostor, General Horace Porter, Commodore Garriaoo, Ulysses Grant, Jr., Mr. Alexander, Goorge H. Pullman and othorn were active In the work of the Sellgman Commission, late last evening deaertod the courts and appeared at tho May or's office to consult upon tho manor ot rapia transit. Mr. B. N. Harrison, In the absence of the Mayor, con ferred with Mr. Scott, who betrayed great alarm. The general Impression about the court rooms nnd the City Hall yeaterduy was that rapid transit had been deferred lor a year at loast, aud that nothing but a stioug ex pression by tho people will secure to the rlty what it most needs. It is sale to say that the campaign lie tween the horse car oompamea and the atockholdors or ttie elevated railroads has only Just opened. The work ot the various commissioners was mere skir mishing. Tho battle is now a siege, with tho courts as the key to the position. CHEAP TRANSPORTATION. MIMOBIAIi TO CONGRESS FOB A SEDUCTION OF UKION PACIFIC FBEIQHT BATES. A communication from the Cincinnati Board of Transportation was recently received by tho New York Choap Transportation Association, which requettod the co-operation of tho lattor body with similar bodies In preparing a memorial to Congress, asking that tho ad ditional valuable grants of lands and other privileges sought by the Union Paciflo Kailrond may be withheld. This lot tor/rag referred to the Committee on Railway Transportation, which has prepared the following dralt of a memorial:? To Tin Hoxoramjc Sixatb axd Hoi'sr or Rrprk SSNTATIVRS OF THK l.MTKD STATICS, 1? CONORRSS Your memorialists represent that the Union Paciflo Railroad Company is an organisation that derives it* exlslenco from tho liberality o( the people or the United .States, as expressed id the legislation that not only authorized hut provided the means to/ the con struction o( their linen or road. Notwithstanding this, Instead or being operated so as to promoto to tho largest extent tho commercial prosperity, it is oper ated lor tho pecuniary aggrandizement of a few Indi viduals. The rates they impose for carrtago ot freight arc enormous In proportion tn the cost of tbe service. The actual cost of transporting rreight by rail is variously cstimatod by tbe best au thorities at one-hall to three-quarters of ono cent per ton per mile. contingent on grades, curves and condition of roadway. Tho d'sUnco from Omaha to 8an Francisco is 1,007 miles, and at the maximum rate ol x cent per ton per mUo the cast or transportation for the eutlre distance Is 71 si cents per 100 pounds, while tbe proscnt rato is *6 for Hrst class freight, or $12 for some merchandise on which they charge double first clasi rales. This is a profit ol nearly LfloO per oent on the last named rate. From Omalm to Reno, a distance of 1,013 milos, or ift>4 loss than to Han Francisco, tho rate la $7 21) for first class freight or $16 58 lor double first class, or upward or 2,100 per cent profit In one day this corporation, having bought out thoir steamship ooni|>etiiion from New York, raised their rates of lrclght 100 per cent and thus enforced a ruinous tax on all commorco between the oustward .States and San Francisco. The rates rrom Pittsburg to 8m Francisco and from Cin cinnati to tbe same point are so arbitrarily adlasted as to ho thirty per cent in favor of Pittsburg, notwith standing a difference or fifty per cent against that citv in point of iiistunco to bo carried. Such abuse or chartered mono|>ol es waa certainly never anticipated when tho nation's resourcea were taxed to facilitate tho building of tbo Union Pacific Railroad, and your memorialists would therefore pray that no fui tiier benefits be conferred by legislation on tbla corporation, but that every restriction which in your op.m.m can ho offered to this abuse of power bo enforced by such legislation as may seem expedient. THE HUDSON RIVER TUNNEL. Another legal contest In the Hudson River Tunnel litigation took place yesterday In the Chancellor's Chambers, at Newark. Mr. White, counsel for the tannel company, argned In favor of the motion todia solve the Injunction obtained by ths Attorney General on behalf of the riparian commission ers llo dwelt with groat severity on the unprecedented action of tho Attorney General, who, when he was beaten In the courts aa tbo legal agent of tne Delawaro and Lackawanna and Western Railway Company, fell back upon hta pre rogative as clfief legal adviser of the State to accom plish as a public officer whst be conld not achieve aa a private agent. The Attorney General opposed tbe mo tion, and the Chancellor reserved his decision. A ru mor was extensively circulated that the Attorney Genera! bad tendered hia resignation to tho Governor, in consequence or tbe conflict or the railroad Interests he represents with those ot tbe State, but Governor Bedle bad received no notification thereof up to a late lioar last evening. A FRIGHTFUL FALL. John Elliott, aged forty, of No. 68 Spring stroct, a laborer on the Brooklyn bridge, fell from the top of tbe New York tower to tho roadway. He struck one of the projecting beams sad then fell inside tho arch, meeting matant death. The hotly fell 140 feet. The mangled body was taken to the Fourth precinct station house, and word was sent to Coronar Grakor. Tho de ceased waa Married and leaves a femur. FUNERAL OP MBS. M. B. ROWAN, The funeral of Mr*. Mary a Rowan, wlfo of Tl?k Admiral 8. C. Kuwait, (.'nlUil States Navy, took plM* yeaterday afternoon. th<- -..rvico*, at the Protectant Episcopal Church of Ihe Holy Trinity, Clinton street, Iirooklyn, were couduoted by the re< tor. Rev. Charloa H. Hall, D. D. Within Ibo chancel were seated Rer. I'r. Hall, Rev. Mr.? Ayren, a -iHtant minister of Holy Trinity; Cli.tpl tin Hudson. United Statea Smry; Rer. Dr. Smlib, of Jamaica, I.. L, and Rot. Mr. Short. Tne floral decoration.' were profu*o and cleunnt. The pall bearer* were Commodore Captain lerople, Mr. A. W. Juliaxon, Ju'lxe K. W. Sion^hton, of New Jersey; J. S. Graham, Captcln D. McN. Fairfax, Pay Director Cutter and Medical Director* William* and Wellx Prominent a motif thoa* prevent during the aer vice* wero r. ii. tfitlluiau, Capiau.Oeorge M lUnaom, of the United States sloop of war Colorado; Pay Director S|N>ulding, Naval Constructor Delano, Naval Construe lor i'ouk, chief Ku.-iuorr Honderaon. A. A. Low, Kx Mayor Hunter and many ofllcer* of the armr and nary on duty or residing ut this elation. The remain* win taken to (Jieenwood Cemetery, where th<y wore placed In the receiving vault lor temporary keeping The do ccaaod ladv. a native ot Virgluia, will be buried at toot fut u ro date In that State. MARRIAGES AJfD DEATHS. MARRIED. UoRar.NROTn? On Tuesday, May 10, at tbe residence of tlie bride's parents, by tho Iter. Mr. Pull man. O. a. Mobckxmotii, Jr.. 10 Flobiscb Lbslib, daughter of David Miller, fcsq. No cards. 1'ahkkk? Hii.u ? At the rusidonce of th* brldo's pa rents, on Ttii'sOuy, 16th iesl, l>y tbu Rev. Kit H. Caa Held, D. 1)., and tho Rev. Luclub H. Bancroft, D. D., FrbiiKkick Sukldox Pakkkr, of New Haven, to Jobb mix* Mason, youngest daughter ot John J. 11111, ??)., of Brooklyn. DIED. Bkrrt.?At Newark, N. J. on Titnur Wu la Mak.iakkt K., wife of William D. Berry " ruueral from iier laio residence. 291 High at oa Friday, May la. at eleven a. k Train, leafe ?* ?f do t ?f chr""0,,her ,t al 9 M A. M. Carriagos at Pittsburg (Pa.) papora pleaso copy. lU,'* ,c"y? ilH>' "? ^araii, widow of John Iiramaoo. in the 73d year of b?r age. Relatives and friends aro respectfully Invited to at. tend the luncrul, on Friday morning, at half-put nine, from her laie residence, No. 228 West Uth st Noticb.?Tho members of the congregation Shaaray Tellla (Fortvfourth street aynagog") an hereby Invited to attend tho funeral of Mra Sabab Bramson, to-morrow (Friday) morning. at hall-paat nine o'clock, Irani her late residence, 228 Vest llth aL D* orJHi L 8. ISAACS, Secretary. Boyd?At the residence or hia parents, No. 4a Vaa dam st., this city, on the 17th InsL. ol scarlet rover John Gilmobb Boyd, Jr.. aged 3 yean and 3 montha' .only sou ol Caroline E. and Or. John G. Boyd, counsel! lor-atlaw. ^ KB>!5t,n.'VrTl,0,<1*jri MnJ w- 187?. Flokbncb, only child of Thomas and Julia H. Brueo. flie relutivoH nnd frionds of tho family art re*peet fn'lyinvlted to attend tho lunoral, on T unsday May 18, 18,0, at one o'clock P. M., at No. 281 West 12th aL Carkillo.? Suddenly, at Spring Valley N. Y on Monday Mav 16. Maby Maroarbt, Infant daughter of Auolfo Li and Cecelia K. Carrlllo, aged It montha. Relatives and friauds or the family aro Invited to attend tho fun.iral, on Thursday, tho 18th Inat., at three 1. M., from the rosidunco or her grandmotber, Mra. M C. Hernandez, Spring Valley. Traina leave Krio depot. Chambers St., nt 0:46 A. M. and ono P. M. Tho reu.aTni nie! L* 10 Hill Cemetery, Nyack, for Inter Ci-rtix. ?Suddenly, nt her residence, 13 Thompson St., liRitKiar Urtix, a natlvo ol Cork, Ireland. Notice or fnueral heiealter. -iP"f Mn-V 13. 1878, Adochta. eldest daughter of William H. and Margaret Domlnlck of Cincinnati, Ohio; formerly ol this city, ii May 15, of consumption, Eibuc mi ir'r*!,I,l." tako P'aoe to day, at one o'clock, from 158 West 25th at. Members ol Putnam I-odgo, So. 333 f. and A. M., are cordially Invited to attend. Fakmkk.?Suddenly, on May lrt, nt Newark N J I.duak Farmbk, in the 62U year ol his n'o ' ' ** Kuueral services from Ills lot, resid'once. No 543 Bread at., Newark, N. J., on Thursday, May 18 at two 0 clock P. M. Interment at convenience of tho family Gai.laohku.?On the lfltti <iay of May, Kirrv Ualla ghkr, a native ol county Rosscommou, Ireland. Relatives nnd frl?nds or tho family, alao of her has. band, Michael Gallagher, and father, Terreneo McDer mott, and brothers Kdward and J anion, are rosiieot. fully Invited to uttend her funeral, frona her late resll douce, Nft 442 Went 36th sL, at two o'clock P M UKTTT. -On Tuesday, May 18, Usnry G ktty,' In bla 52d year. ' um Kelatlvet nnd friends of the family aro respeotfullr Invltea to attend tho funeral, from his late rwldonoZ l^M *V-' 00 yn' ,on Thursday, May 18, atf Haxiltox.?At West Hobokon, May 18, Mra. Racbil Hamilton, aged 88 yfars. h Funeral on Thursday, at two o'clock P. M.. from tho Presbyterian church. ' Hartmax?On Tuesday evening. May 18 1878 Hrsry Hartmax, In the 7flth vear oi his see ' " Relative, and friends or the family are rMpectfaltr Invited to attend tho luneral, from his late residence 401Wo.t 38th sl, on Saturday, the 20th In." al ?ono H^*-?n W,dno,,Uav' 17> Mr?- Rbbbcoa The frlenda are respectfully Invited to attend tha funeral, from tlio residence of hor aismr Mr* J H Moore, Fulton at, Astoria, L, I., on Friday M.v lo at two o'clock. ' l"> Hooi-k.?Suddenly, at Tom's River, on Mondav 15th Inst., Antboky J. Hoora, a^ed 68 veara. Tho remains will be taken to Greenwood this Than* oftheY?0|"l.nlram P'er 8' SOn* H>rtr' 00 lh" ,U'r,T?, Irwix.?on Wednesday. May 17, LAFATrrra Hbrbkrt Irwix, eon of tho late Dr. J. H. Irwin, aged 14 yean. 11 montha and 8 days. * Relatives and iriends are invited lo attend the funenl from his late residence, Na 164 Ka.t 128th .L. on Fri day, May 19. at eleven A. M. JoitMTox.? In Brooklyn, on Monday, 16th met William W. Jobmtov, ngod 32 yoars. ' Relatives and Iriends aro invited to attend tha funeral, Irom tho Kighteenth street Methodist Knlsco. pal church (18th aL, near ?ih ar.. Brooklyn), ihun dav, 18th iiikL, at (en o'clock A. M. inura. Kasnkxrrock.?!n Brooklyn, May 18, Joiim Hsxnr Kahsknumock, aged 33 years. Relatives and Iriends ol tho family are re.peetftillr ? Invited to attnod tho funeral, from hla late roaidenc? two p0,Ml 'it', ?a TlJUr',aaJ,' 18lh ,n"t? half-pa.i I.aooAiia?At tho College of 8t Francla Xavler on Tuesday, 18th insL, Rev. Tiiomar Lroowaw ' The luneral will take place on Fridav at a a it from the Church ol 8L Franci. Xavier. * Loikiviol-ai New Brighton 8. L, on Wedneeday. May 17, Kxan Joxks. wife ol Jullua and daughter ol tho late H. F. Jonoa, or Rio do Janeiro. ?b the 34th year of her age. "0l*ll7" ?"<?. friends of the family are Innted to at lend the funeral, from her late residence, on Fridav at {we've o'clock. Boat leavea peir No. 1 Kaat River at MoGKiHAN.--On Wednesday, 17ih Inat., Mra Sarab Jo osra.4*' * 0f 1,1,0 Jltruci McGeehant, aged The relatlvea and frionda of tbo ramlly aro ren>ect. fully invited lo attend tho funeral, from hor late real dence No. 32.". Bast 3d at. above resideTco at half-past nlno o'clock, tor Sl Bridget', church w. ner 8th aL and av. B, whore a requiem mass w'lll be Cemek ry' ' roiK>4* 01 hcr *00,? aQd thence to Calvary ^NoLAX.^-On Tucday, 10th Inst., Micoail Nolan, aged Relatives and friends of tho family aro respeetfailr ?. attend tho funeral, from his late residenoe cV^ik**11 ,lreot? on Thursday, 18th inaL, atOB? Owkxr.?The frneral of Martin Owrnb will taki p.ace from fan late resldenco, la4 Outre *L. thla dav at two o clock 1*. M. Relatlvea and frieuds are respect lully invited to attend. Brooklyn, May 15, 1878, Kuunirn & wife ol H. C. rune, aged 3i? years and 8 month. acific t.oi?iK, No. ZB, F. Axn A. M.:?The under signed respectfully request, the raeinbon of tbo lodoa to aKsemble at the residence of our dear brother Harrr C. I age, No. 318 Livingston sl, Brooklyn, thls'Tnon,. day May 18 at two otlock P. M., to condole witb bin In nls great bereavement and attend the funeral of hia beloved and departod wile, Kllrabeth H. !???. rra! ternally, IjIAAC TK1CHMAN. Malitor J i'llim.? On Wednesday. May 17, Mart Laa Plllm. Relatives and friends are res|>eoifully Invited to at lend the hi u era J, from South Hapitsi church 26th st between <th and 8th ava., on Friday nest at two P II* A i.riia Ciiaptkb, No. 1, O. F.. S. S isturs Ynn ?? respectfully invited to attend tho luneral ol S la tor Mary J* Pullls, on 1-rlday next, at two P. M. from Hnuth Baptist church, jtMli sL, between 7th ami Htb ava ISAHKM.A S. BRADY, Worthy Matron. Christiana Bittric*. Secretary. ?atroa R?ko.?un Tuesday morning, May 18. Nathan r... aged ?l years, 25 days. " 1 "?,l""v,WBnU.,r,*n',l,*rn invited to at. lend Ilia luneral, from tho residence of bis .oo-la-law h^s.h Dn.'"gHVN", 2 ^"man placo, on fhunday' the lMh insL, at half-past one o'clock 1' M Sai km.?On Wcitne?diy, M4y 17 f *ni! a" * 'J' UiTaL' lh0 ?"l,r ""'?"'?ng child of Ouar ii a?ed 7 yean and 8 montha Relative* and irlenda are respectfully invited to at. lend the funeral, from the residence or hia pannta 112 si.T^ Ai?st j"'ny- ?? ? A^M ? laa il^Ta jf-, . l,,|,,,,d' on rueaday even age' ^mith, in tho 68tb year or bla ,ft',cn<l? "r" respectlnily invited to at tend the luneral, ou Friday afternoon, Mav 19 at oaa o clock, from the St. Jamea Kpiscopal church* Tralo leaves Hunter's Point at 10 o'clock a m 'bo 17tn in.L, Mart Ann Smitb lata at Nashville, Tenn., aged 82 yours. 1 The fuiiorai will take place irom tbe residence of hor brother, Jobn K'1 io11, N<?. loo S??th 8th at.. Brooklyn, K. !?., on Krlday, the 19th Inat., at two p. co^yHlrY"1"' T'nl,,' *nd N. J., papers plsoa* Silwva*.? Hanxah 0'Kaarra. the beloved wife *i Owen Snlhyau, in the 35th year o( her age, and daugfe ter or llauiel O'Keelfe of Beeng, parish of Glauntanei county or Cork. In land. The relatives and Iriends or the ramlly an lnnie4tt attend her funeral, from SL Vincent's Hospital. Vm Utb ?i,, ou > riday, at two o'clock. 1 i rnrui.l.?On Monday, May 16, after a Ion* aai severe Hlno?a, Axnnaw Truxnt i.i., late bookseller?a live of Kdinburgh, ."'coil.iiid, a^ed to veara Friends of tha family an- respecfhiliv invited to .a, tend the luneral. on Thursday, at ball past ou " fro? bis tot* residence, No, Ml JCast 35th st,

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