1867 Bridge private company formed

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of I to tho the the patrolmen, at expenses for he can but vo. the to thta B a The occasion, he put the as a toe the of D. - a im for ' of THE EAST RIVER BRIDGE. FUIL DETAILS Otf SENATOR MURPHY'S PLAN. A Company with $3,000,000 Capital. THE BRIDGE TO BE BUILT BY A PRIVATE COMPANY. POWER GIVER EITHER CITY TO PURCHASE IT. THE SINECURE OFFICE QUESTION, Albany, Jan. 24. The Senate to - day was for the most time in secret session, engaged in settling the case of Judge Smith, of Oneida County. The result is unimportant to your readers, and so I shall not waste time in looking alter it. 5HE DEIDGE BILL. Mr. Murphy's bill for the erection of a bridge over the East River 1b quite complete, but has not yet been introduced, owing to the fact that he is still waiting for answers from gentlemen, whose names he desires to use as incorporators. The list of incorporators will be found to embrace much of the wealth and enterprise of both cities. THE rNCOBPOBATTON. Sec. 1. The incorporators - and their associates are hereby created a body corporate and politic by the name oi tne new lora bridge company, for the pur pose of constructing and maintaining a permanent bridge over the East River between tho cities ot New xors ana itfoomyn; ana as such corporation are invested invested with all'lhe powers and privileges and are sub - iect to all the liabilities conferred and imoosed by title 3, chapter 18 of part 1 of the Revised Statutes, except that the time within which the said corporation shall commence the construction of said bridge shall ue nvo years. POWEES Or THE COBPOBATION. Sec. 2. The said corooralion shall have power to pur chase, acquire, and hold, as much real estate as may be necessary lor tne site or saia Driage, ana or an piers. abutments, walls, toll - houses, and other structures proper to said bridge, and for the opening of suitable avenues of approach to the bridge, but not any land under water in tne river Deyona tne pier lines established established by law ; to borrow money from time to time, not exceeding in the aggregate, at any one time, the amount ol the capital; to make and establish, from time to time, ordinances and laws under reasonable penalties, to be recovered in the name of and in behalf of the sa,d corporation in any court in the City and county ot sew xom ana tne uounty ot Jungs, naving the iuriediction of justices of the peace, resulatinsr the travel over said bridge by vehicles ; and in case of the destruction of Fnid bridge, to reconstruct and maintain the same, and to borrow additional moneys sufficient lor ton purpose. THE CAPITAL STOCK. Sec. 3. The capital stock of said corporation shall be S3.000.ouo. amaea into snares ot siuo eacn. Tne ui rectors of said corporation may, at any time, with the consent in writing of a majority ol the stockholders, increase such capital. The shares Bhall be deemed personal property, and may be transferred in snch manner as shall be prescribed by tho by - laws of tho corporation. BOAED OE DIBEOTOES. Sec. 4. The persons named in the first section of this act shall constitute the nrst board ot Directors ot Bald Corporation, and shall bold their places as such until tbe first Monday of June, 18G8, and until otbers shall be elected in their stead. The number of Directors, after the time last mentioned, shall be not less than thirteen nor more than twenty - one, to bo fixed in the by - laws of the corporation. The election of directors shall take place on tho first Mon - dav in June, in the year last aforesaid, and annually on that day thereafter, at an hour and place to he designated designated in the by - laws; and the persons then elected by a majority ot snares vorea upon dv a majority or stock - holders in person or by proxy, shall constitute the directors directors for the then ensuing year and until others shall be duly elected in their places. All vacancies which shall occur in the Board of Directors will be filled by appointment oi a majority oi tue remaining memocrs. for the balance of tbo term thus vacated. A majority oi saia uoara snail constitute a quorum. OFBICEBS. Sec. B, Tha officers of the corporation shall consist of a preBiuenr, secretary ana treasurer, wno shall be an nually elected by the incoming board of directors. Such subordinates may be appointed from time to time, as tbe board may direct. A record of the proceodiuga of tho board ot directors shall be kept by the secretary and a statement of tbe financial condition of tho corpor ation, the amount of money expended on account of fiaid bridge and its appurtenances and of all tiiereceinta and expenditures, sbuU be annually prepared by tuo president and treasurer, verified by thorn under oath, and filed in tho office of tho Secretary of State on or be fore the first day oi June In each year. RATES OP TOLIi. Sec. G. The board of directors shall have power to fix tne rate oi ton lor persons, animals, carnages and vehi cles of every kind or description passinc over tbe samo. Toll gates shall be kept at each end of the bridge, and the toll demanded and paid upon entering on the bridge. The rates of toll shall be posted up conspicuously conspicuously at the toll gates. The said directors shall reduce the rates of toll from time to time, so that the net profits ot said bridge Bhall not exceed the sum of 15 per cent, per annum, atter deducting the expenses of repairs and improvements tosaia Driage, its appurtenances and approaches, and all just and proper charges against tbe ua corporation, 6A1E OI - IHE BBIDGE. Sec. 7. The cities of New York and Brooklyn, or itber of them, may at any time, take the said bridge and appurtenances and acquire all property therein by me payment to tne eaia corporation oi ine cost tnereor. together with tbirty - tfree and one third per cent in ad. dition thereto provMl the said bridge be made free. to bo passed by travelers and vehicles without talis or otner cnarges. PUNISHMENT FOR INJURING THE BBIDGE, Sec. 8. Any person wilfully doing any injury to tho Baid bridye or any ot its appurtenances shall forfeit and pay to tbe said Corporation three times the amount of Buch injury, and snail be aeemel guilty ot a misdemeanor misdemeanor and be subject to a penalty not exceeding $500, aud to imprisonment hot exceeding six months, in the discretion of the Court. POLICE PROTECTION, ETC. Sec. 9. Concurrent jurisdiction shall bo possessed by the courts ot New York and Kings Counties, respectively, respectively, over all crimes and offence9 committed upon Baid bridge over tbe East River. It shall be the duty of the CommisEionera of the Metropolitan Police to keep au adequate force at all times during the day and night upon the said bridge, for the protection of the public, which force shall be in addition to the iorce authorized for tbe two cities, and shall be paid at the joint expense of the said two cities, to be raised in fio samo manner as the other police expenses of tho said twe cities, and as a part thereof. CONSTKTJCTION OP THE BBrDQB. Sec. 10. Nothing in this act ccntalned shall bo con - staled to authorize nor shall it authorize the construc tion of any bridge which shall obstruct the free and common navigation of the East river, or the construction construction of any pier in the said river beyond the pier lines established by law. Such bridge shall not be at a less elevation than one hundred and thirty feet above high tide at the middle of tho river. It shall not obstruct any street on wbkh it shall cross, but such street shall be spanned by a suitable arch or suspended platform as shall give a suitable height for the passage under the same for all purposes of public travel and transportation. transportation. No street running in the line of said bridge shall be closed without full compensation to the owners of land fronting on the same, for all damages tbey may sustain by reason thereof. The said bridge stall commence commence at or near the junction of Main and Fulton streets, in tho city of Brooklyn, and shall be so cw, structed as to cross the river as directly as possible i gome point at or below Chatham equare, but aouth oi tbe junction of Nassau and Chatham streets, iu the city of New York. Tbo said bridge shall be built with a substantial substantial railing or siding and shall be kept fully lighted through all hours of the night. SETTLING DISAGREEMENTS. Sec. 11. If the said corporation Bhall be unable to agree, for any reason, with the owner or owneis of ony real estate required lor its purposes as aforesaid for the purchase thereof, it shall bave the right to acquire the samo in the same manner and by tho like special proceedings proceedings aB are authorized and provided for obtaining title to real estate required for the purposes of a railroad railroad corporation under the fourteenth section of the act entitled an act to authorize the formation of Railroad Railroad Corporations, - and to regulate the same, passed April second, one thousand eight hundred and fifty, and the other sections of the said act relative thereto, and any acts amendatory thereof or in addition thereto; and for that purpose all eucb acts shall be considered applicable applicable to the corporation hereby created, as far as may hp in like manner as if the same were named therein; any such modification as may be made in tho formal part of tbe proceedings, in order to apply the samo to the corporation hereby created, instead of a Railroad Corporation, as shall be approved of by the Supreme Court, and the said court may make such orders and regulations as to the mode and manner of conducting the proceeding - ; and all things relating thereto, so as to effectuate and make the same valid for acquiring title lo such real estate as the said court may deem proper, aud the title thu3 acquired acquired by the said corporation Bhall vest in it the fee simple of said lands. Tho said court, on sufficient cause being shown, and in proof of payment or tender oftheamouut to be paid for such real estate in any manner as may have been required by said court, issue summary processes in snch form as may bo deemed proper, to the Sheriff of the proper district, commanding commanding him without delay to put tbo slid corporation, by its proper agents, iu the possession of such real estate, and to enforce such proceBB in such manner as may be conformable to law. EXEMPTION FBOM TAXATION. Sec. 12. The said bridjja and its appurtenances shall be exempt Irom taxation as long as tbe stock - hold - era of tbe said corporation Bhall not receive over six per cent, per annum dividends upon the stock held by them. Sec. 13. This act shall take effect immediately. BTNECOBE OFFICES IN BBOOKLTW. The bill abolishing the office of Inspector or Gunpowder, Gunpowder, again came up this morning in Committee of the Whole. Mr. Hinsdale paid that tho Common Council of the City of Brooklyn bad passed a resolution recommending recommending the passage of this bill, upon the ground that the office was useless. There were five Fire Wardens, each one getting a salary, and their duty would seem to include include thoso of the office which this bill removes. He did not desire to remove any man unnoceasarlly from office, but this seemed to him a caso calling for legislative legislative action. Mr. Burns said that he did not understand why his colleague should make such a set upon this particular the sinecure positions in the city of Brooklyn, and therefore moved to report progress on the bill, which was carnea. . The Insnector of Gunpowder Is here, and prnnnsna that if be is to be " abolished," others will go with him. No doubt, Mr. Hinsdale will include all tbe grand armv a hnJa ' whir!, mlv hnua Tn r i. j them all here. TBE LIBERAL CHRISTI&N UNION. A meeting of this society was held at 8 o'clock last evening, at the Church of the Redeemer, Greene avenue, (Hev. Mr. Bartholomew's). The chatc was taken by Isaac H. Frothlngham, Esq., and the meeting, which closed at half - past nine, in accordance with the rules of the society, was or the most interesting interesting ond enthusiastic character. Tho speakers, who were limited to twenty minutes, were Rev. Henry Blan - chard, C. P. oerrisb, Esq., Wm. Potts, Esq., Rev. Mr. Bartholomew, and Rev. W. T. Clarke. Mr. Blanchard defined the intellectual and mnrl oh. jects of the organization with his usual felicity of ex - preoBiuu mm ivgitai ui:uuiuu. vt nat was Xiinerai unris - tianity? It is based on two principles: First, the acknowledgement acknowledgement of Christ, using that term os a syno nym roruesus or iazareth, as tha great Teaohersent from God and our Example ; and, secondly, Freedom, or tne ngni oi every man to use ms reason in tueoio - gioal questions. Holding these two master principles men might be Liberal Christians, whatever their diverging diverging views on subordinate questions. Mr. Gezrisb, in an able speech, mentioned the fact that the late lamented President Lincoln had stated, in conversation with a friend, that he bad never found himself able to become a member of any Christian Church, owing to his inability to give intellectual ascent ascent tn their rlormrui and definitions; but that when e Church should arise based simply on Love to God as a Father and to maa as a brother, he WQUld be with It Mr, PottB contended for tue Droaaeaiposaune ousiu ui orcanization. Many might think Jesus a great, ana yet not the greatest of teachers. Such persons, it tney believed that the Spirit which actuated Jesus was the Spirit aesunea to regenerate Mr. Bartholomew would look rather to the pointa of ty, in thnsa of divereence. All present could agree in the being of a God. with whatever nature and attributes tney migui in - uj also agree in the moral loveliness and grandeur of the character of Jesus, whatever they might think of his position in the order of moral being, whether human or man nr man with something su - peradded. Tnirdly, they would all agree in the great truth of the bouI's immortality. . A gentleman, in the body of theehuicb, here inquired whether this laBt point wbb to be a sine qua non of mem - horohin. ftp coniti conceive a man fully persuaded that Jesus was the great Type and Example of Manhood; that the spirit hs manneuieu was luat wmcu wuuiu refine, purify, regenerate and energize Bociety, and yet in doubt as to the immortality of tbe soul. A man might hold it as au Insoluble problem, with many aa - cicnt autnors, or wnony aiHoenevo it witu certain wer - man philosophers, or regaru it as the glorious destiny of tbe more elevated of tne race, as Socrate3, Plato and JeBus; and yet not hold it of savage and debased humanity humanity any moro than of infanta who die, before tho dawn of Reason and Conscience, or of idiots who never manifest their presence. Mr. Bartholomew, in reoly, said that ho should re gard itaB a great misfortune to auyono not to believe in immortality; but that n sucn a man took ,iesus asms example and would join in sincerity in tbe philanthro pic and humanizing work of Jesus in the world, ho would hold out to him the right hand of fellowship and receive him into the fraternity of ''Liberal Christiana." (Loud cheers followed this announcement.) Rev. w. i. CJarke, Editor or tne iioerat iviroiian, then spoke in eloquent terms of th6 dangers of definition. definition. Dogma and definition had been tbe ruin of the Christian Church, and had alienated from her the finest and noblest spirits. Christianity was not a dogma hut a life and this Society contended not for theory but for the Uiing. The meeting ciosea at nan - past nine witn tne aoxoio - gy ; but not till (as the Chairman remarked) evidence of material for many future meetings naa oeen given, showing tbe interest taken in the movement and the deep thoughts at work in many minds. The next meet ing win oeneia on weaneauay iurtnignt, at tne nev. Mr. Blancbard's church, corner ol Clark street and Monroe place. The Rights and Dignitr ol Labor A Lecture Lecture in Aid oi the Family oi the late Newton Ileston, by Rev. W. Y. Hicks. The audience assembled in the Academy of Music last night was treated rather to a dissertation on the virtues of Protection, and an invective against tho Evening Past, than to a lecture on the subject which tbey had come to hear discussed, although this was to some extent touched upon. The lecturer was introduced by the Rev. Henry Ward Beecher, who referred to the object of tho meeting as follows: The obiect that brines us together. I presume, is fa miliar to most, if not all of you. And certainly no worthier object could appeal to the sympathy, and I might Bay the moral Beuse ot tue christian community. I knew Mr. Heston, I esteemed him and loved him and am a witness that he labored literally in season and out of Ecason, spending himself till he was spent in the service oi nia master ana oi nis leiiow - men. l couia lay but one sin at Mb door; he worked too inces santly and beyond the measure of strength which God had given bim. A merciful man it is said a righteous man is merciful to his beast, He certainly was not to his body, and so he fell a sacrifice and a martyr, leaving that which next to the Kingdom of the dear Savior should bo dearest to every man, his own household, to fiht their way as best they could in life. Tho church over which ho ministered has in some sense proved itself a nursing mother to tbe vdow and tbe orphan. Many among them have mauo the most disinterested and persistent efforts for their continuous and pcrmanetit relief, as I am myself a witness. witness. And now ill is proposed to remove the mortgage from tbe property which she holds, that she may have a fair chance in life, which work being done it is believed tbat the and iters will be able to maintain themselves in comfort and in usefulness. The lecture of this eveu - inc is one of the agreeable and wise measures which wbb instituted for ibis purpose. I am glad to believe that there are a. great many more than now are here who bave purchased tickets, and that the avails of the sale of tickets in New York and elsewhere where persons cannot come, but who have shown their sympathy by purchasing tickets, will iio far towards tbe obiect designed. And if some bal ance is left yet unremoved, I have no doubt that there are persons in Brooklyn that will take a very great in terest in seeing that by private contributions the whole mortgage is removed. It iB my great pleasure to intro duce one who, although comparatively recent among you. ib already lavorably known to our citizens for great activity, lor devotion to the ministry, and for a jiving sympatny in an uuristian progress inc itev. mr. Hicks, who will now addreBs you. Mr. Hicks then camo forward and delivered hie address address : Wo were, he said, citizens of a country dedicated to free thought, free speech and free labor. We stood solitary and alone auonn the nations of the earth in this respect, btarted upon a new basts, and witn a gover - meutal po.icy essentially new and dilTcrenl from anu - ihingever known in the world, we may well declare that no oia. puouc economy can oe taicen ana aaopua as tne rule ot public wealth and sa fety for us. The question was how should we proceod to elevate and employ our own masses, develop our own resour ces, encourate and niultiolv our own industrial acrents. promote tho wealth ot the uovernment by enrichimr its conslituences, the people, without regard to foreign na tions, meir wisnes or toeir aemanas in tne preJnlses. From these great and general premises the lecturer argued somewhat in detail, that tbe policy of Protection wbb the true American policy, and that which was bcBt lor us. J; ree trade was the policy which protected cap ital, but labor, or rather laborers, constituted tha capital ot tills country, and the right way to protect it was to exclude foreign competition. This was the pith ot tue wnoie lecture, and it was asserted throughout in an almost endless diversity of lorms. Incidentally speculation and speculators were bitterly denounced as the bane of the country aud as imposing the tax of their support in the end upon industry. Importers Importers of torcign manufactures were bitterly denounced because of their clamor for free trade, aud tbe Eoening Post came in lor e&necial blame, it being more than hinted that its opinions were venal, and its inspirations traitorous to the interests ot this country. A sample ol biH Rt.vlo n rntprenpft to nanh mftv tint be out ol place: 'Labor capital is God's investment in every man, the part of God tbat is in a man, his intelligent respdn - Bible ability. This is the wealth of a man, and he Is neither poor nor craven who will properly recognize himself. Original Eden was formed with all the necessary necessary constituents of improvement under labor, it was a garden it waa a germ of wonders and beauty to be developed by labor. God's first command to Adam was lo dres and keep it, thus recognizing the capital invested aud stamping it with a dignity which in faint raya it still weare, which was to be improved, augmented augmented and multiplied by use. And tho Devil was the first free - trader and free - booter. I know that is hard, but it ie true. I don't mean any reflection on his imps, however. He caused man to violate the laws established established for the protection of his capital and industry, which flooded tho world with poverty, shame and crime, always and everywhere the constituents and results of free - trade." And in reference to the Evening Post "Be not deceived be not deceived by economists who are paid by impostors and British gold, who are keeping up the false cry at this day of free trade and sailor's rights. Now, understand me, I don't mean to pera mal to the Evening JPost. But, laying jesting aside, gentlemen, I am truly sorry at heart, sorry that it fa true, sorry tbat it is my duty to say it, to Bee bo noble an intellect as the Evening Post playing penny - dog to despotism, and jester to justice. I kuow that is a haid sentence, but I am responsible for it, and if the Evening Post - wants proof of its foundation, the proof shall be forthcoming in a jiffy. Free trade 1 Free trade does not mean tree commerce I thought 1 would hunt j on out. I thonght he was here It is not the first serpent serpent we have scotched ; etc." In addition to the points mentioned above, tbe lecturer lecturer maintained that the effect of protection here would be to enfranchise the toiling millions of the Old World it waa the very best thiDg the workmen here could de - maud in thtir behalf, though this point was not made the subject of argument. He concluded with an exhortation to every one to " close up their ranks and etond as a wall ot omnipotence omnipotence against the encroachments of free trade. The Carpenters. The Carpenters and Joiners' Union met last evening at their rooms in Granada Hall, Myrtle avonue, Mr. Robert Beatty, the president, being in the chair. The Chair announced that the special order of business business was the consideration of the subject of $2 per annum annum towards the fund of the International Union. After After some discussion, a motion wa3 inade and carried that the tax he paid after which the regular order of business was taken up, but nothing of any interest was done. Catholic Library Association Lectnre by I'x - Altlermnn Teroan A. Lectnre at the Atheneum Announced. Ex - Alderman Ternan delivered his lectnre on tho " Poets and Poetry of Irelind" last night at tbe Catholic Library rooms, before the above - mentioned Association. The excellence of . the lecture Is well known. It has heretofore been reported in theso col umns. It was on this occasion received with very great favor by an audience tbat crowded the room. At the close of tbe lectnre the Chairman announced that in tbe succession of lectures tbe next would ba a pay lecture, and would be delivered at the Atheneum three weeks hence, the proceeds to be devoted to tho increaso of the library. past tho interests, in of the act of by to

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