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THE NEW EAST RIVER BRIDGE. Organization of tbe Incorporators . Hod. , Henry C. IHurphy Chosen as President. An adjourned meeting of the incorporators of the new bridge was held, yesterday afternoon, in the directors' room of the new Conrt - nouse, the Hon. Alex. McCne, temporary chairman, in' the chair, and William A. Fowler acting as Secretary. The roll having been called, twenty incorporators answered to their names, when tho minutes of the previous previous meeting were read and approved. The chairman stated that the first business in order, as there was no regular order of business yet adopted by the corporation, was the reception of the report of the Committee on Organization, and he called on the chairman of that committee for a report. Edmund Driggs stated that the committee, after having having given care and attention, had agreed to report the - permanent officers as follows : For President Hon. Henry C. Murphy. For Treasurer William C. Rushmore. Temporary Secretary J. B. Myers. Mr. Driggs said that the committee bad reported a temporary secretary, not having seen Mr. Myers, and not knowing whether he would accept or not. Mr. Myers, who waa present, signified his acceptance acceptance of the office, and the nominations were unanimously unanimously confirmed. xioil. injury v.. juiuyujj in uiMug mo cuuir, untmy addressed the meeting. He Bald he hoped he would be Eermitted to say, in accepting the office, that it had een entirely unsolicited and unexpected by him, and to add that it was not either his desire or his inclination inclination to occupy the place permanently. Ho accepted the position with the understanding that whenever the interests of the company required a change, the position position was at their service, and that he would be allowed to resign whenever his own business demanded that. He felt a deep intoreBt in this enterprise, and he was willing to devote any talent he possessed towardB its success, and he was fully impressed, not only with the necessity for this bridge, bnt with its pecuniary success, in a business point of view. This bridge was to unite two great cities together physically, which had long been united m interest, but which had been divided by a river. Such a union would be fraught, in his opinion, with great advantages to the people of both these cities, and would bring and add to the wealth of both, by Increasing Increasing their means of population, and therefore, greatly advancing the value of property. In either view, what had heretofore been probably uncertain in the minds of many men, to him (the speaker), had become become an absolute certainty, and when they conld transport transport people across the East Eiver by this bridge, as we can, from the head of Main Btrcot, in Brooklyn, to the City Hall, in New York, or Chatham square, as may hereafter be decided on, in five minutes or less, and at the same cost which is now charged on the ferries, no one could doubt bnt that the enterprise would be a success, and that aU this could be done, he (the speaker) had not the least doubt. He badno desire at this time to indulge in any specula ions, but plans had been shown to him, which satisfied him thoroughly, that this bridge would become tho great highway between the two cities. Other bridges would doubtless be erected at other points, but this bridge must still con. tinue to be tho great bridge, connecting as it wUl with the great business centres of the two cities. It would not interfere with the ferries, for they would still continue continue to be used by people living and doing business in the portions of both cities lying along the river, but it would connect the hearts of tho two cities, and will draw into connection a population which is now, to my mind, for the first time realizing the dangers which environ the vasulv increasing travel over the ferries. (Applause.) Mr. Murphy then took the chair and remarked remarked that he supposed it would be proper in the first instance to have a committee appointed to frame by - laws, etc., for the regulation of the meetings. "Mr. W. Hunter, Jr., moved that a committee oi three be appointed to frame by - laws and report at the next meeting. The chair At the last meeting a resolution was paesed directing the chairman to appoint a committee of nine for the purpose of having the necessary surveys, surveys, explanations, etc., made for this bridge. It is very important to have an examination made of the character of the soil on each side of the river, with the view of fixing upon the proper places for the abutments, abutments, and also determining the character of the abutments abutments which will be necessary, and the length of the bridge. Of course this committee will be at some expense expense in having these examinations made, and I would suggest that a Committee on Finauce he appointed. Air. Green suggested that before appointing any of the permanent working committees it would bo well to wait till after tho report of the Committee on 13y - laws had been received. The chair stated that he only suggested the Finance Committee as a temporary one, with a view of providing providing the means for the committee of nine to make examination. examination. The motion to appoint a Commiitee on Bye - Laws was adopted. Mr. Fowler moved that a temporary committee of five, on finance, be appointed. Carried. The Chair, after a short consultation, announced the following committees : Committee on Surreys Andrew H. Green, Martin Kalbfleisch, Alfred W. Craven, Seymour L. Husted, John H. Prentice, Henry G. Stehbins, Isaac Van Anden, Alexander McCue, Samuel Booth. Committee on Bye - Laws GrenYille F. Jenks, T. Baylcy Meyrs, Arthur W. Benson. Committee on Finance William Hunter. Jr., John Roach, William MarshaU, John P. Atkinson, Smith Ely, Jr. Mr. S Ely, Jr., moved that the Hon. Henry Murphy be added to the Committee on Finance. Mr. McCue moved that he be also added to the Committee Committee on Bye - laws. Both motions were adopted, and the meeting then adjourned. THE EIGHT - HOUR QUESTION. Meeting ol tSie Worklnsmen's Assembly Discussion of tlic Subject Wliat Is Proposed An Effort for the Movement Soon to be Made in Brooklyn,

Clipped from The Brooklyn Daily Eagle17 May 1867, FriPage 2

The Brooklyn Daily Eagle (Brooklyn, New York)17 May 1867, FriPage 2
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