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1 ' tl ' ' ,.,., i .... ,. .. , . ., ... , , . . , . YOh. 58L BO. 124. BROOKLYN, WEDNESDAY, ,. MAY ..4, 1892. SIX PAGES. THREE CENTS FIRE LIMITS. Should They be Still Further Extended? X Question of 6reat Importauco to One - half the City The Dangers of a Tst Cnflagration - One - thlrd f Brooklyn's Peculation Lires in t)y Frame Build - iajf Section - How the Sixteenth Ward DeTdoped and How tho Eigrhteouth is Crowing Miles asd Miles of Woode Structures" Doable Becker" Tone - moats That Are Death Traps Four Wards That a Fire With a High Wind Micht Sweep Away Block After Bleek Without One Brick Houne W. T. Lase, 6. W. Chaoncoy, Leonard Heody, C. E. Donnellon and Others Faror Extension Fire Commissioner Ennis and John F. James Take the Other Side. Tbo common council of the city seams to occupy iv rather paouli&r position in Uxe public, mind. A large proportion ef "our citizenship," to use Mayor Boody's favorite expression, apparently havo in iustiiict which makes them distrust everything that the board does. Matters art oondomnod and pronounced either Bharasful or foolish, simply because the aldermen have enacted them. There mint hi exception to this rule or the life of an alderman could uot bo the ploasant 0110 it seems. Sometimes the board must ilo things which forcibly compel commendation. For instance there in the ten doucr, whioh has manifested iUelf considerably during the past two years, toward a gradual extonsion of Hie firo limits. Since 1890 important aud populous district;) have had those restrictions placed upon them. It hag all been done qnietly enough, but the real importance of the question can hardly be overrated in the minds of those who have studied this yet only half solved problem. Upon the boundaries fixing tho limits within which no building can ba erected, exceot of brick or stone, depend, it is clnimed, the oharaotorof Brooklyn and of the wards. Tho narrowness of these limits, the cmplaint is, has filled tho outer streets with hundreds of continuous miles of eggshells in which thousands and score? of thousands of people live and in which, a thousand times a day, the risk of an awful conflagration is run. This ono reBtriotion or the lack of this one restriction has made tho wards of the city what they are to - day. Why is it, is asked, that since the impetus of 1883, one ward has been built np with nice brown stono houses, while the street of another have bon lined with miles of tenements and flats? Many make the fire limits tho answor to thin question. They take as instances in proof of their answer the old Eighteenth and the Twonty - fifth wards. The former is without tho limits, while most of that part of the latter, whioh has boon so quickly developed, is within the linos. What a comparison that i betwoon a block away from Broadway on the right and the same distance away on the loft hand. In their argument for extension those who favor It express thoso fears: "Every time a pipe or a lamp is lighted in any ono uf four contiguous wards there is some danger of a great catastrophe. These wards are the Sixteonth, the Eighteenth, the Twonty - seveuth and the Twenty - eighth. Should ono houso catch fire and should a Inch wind prevail at the time, 160, - j 000 people might be left homeles". If the flames could once get started it would bo im possible to stop them. On ovary sido fnr miles thoy would find plenty ef food to food upon Block after black, row after row, mile aftor mile of wood and nothing but wood not ono brick building to a luiiidrod, not twenty briok filled buildings in the same number. What a loss of life would thon ensuo. Hundreds would surely perish in tho dime. What could prevent it whoro there arc hundreds of huge frame touemont houses, four stories high, with four families on a floor? What could prevent it, with nothing but wood, dry as tinder inflammable as paper, used in the construction? And what could prevent it, indeed, with owners so greedy of thoir land that they build another frame tenement oa the roar of their lots, with four more familios ou a floor and four stories high? Thirty - tiro families at leastone hundred and twonty - fivo oooplo on one wide lot: and such housos, stringing by tons, by twenties, by hundreds, along miles of etroon. Loss of life, terrible and sure, would so oertainly result from a tire of any size in that section as it docs in tho old rookeries ou the east side of New York." Snch are the opinions held by most of the rep resentative meu who were asked by an Eaolk reporter for an expression of opinion. They favored a very considerable extension af the liro limits even if an inclusion of the whole city Biiould bo impracticable. Thoy were especially and emphatically in favor of the inclusion of tbo Eighteenth, Twentj - sevcuth and Twenty - eighth wards. Their reasons, given in the inter views that follow, will be found very interesting even to peoplo who do not agree with thorn: W. T. Lane, president of the Nassau insuranoe company, was asked whether ho thought it would be advisable to further extend the liro limits. "that cannot be done too oarlv." lin said: "thoy should bo extended so as to include all tho territory ot tho city. 1 am not sure whether it would ne iidvuable to except any part of tho city, even in too outlying districts. more is p.enty or room beyond the city line for frame bonsai. As an insurance man and accustomed. iiiHKing a business, in tact, of examining flru risks, I give it as my deliberate opinion that neglect in extending these limits has put the city in a aangoroua nosinon, one which some day may bo cured by the serious remedy of a great ilre. Tho danger is appalling. It is alraoat as dangerous to live In parts of lirnnklyn as it is to live in Japan. mere tho hou - es are of n. - ipor, ynu roinember, and burn down once in so often. J na nouses hero are in many cies quite as m Uanimaoio, li siignuy more substantial, but ti emiiiterDaianea tnat advantage wu build ours 1 our stories nigh, while theirs are but one. In iheir fires livss are uot lost. Willi us Ins; ci mo woum no an awiui cmaiiuy. insurance men i.ok at sucli thing in a cold biooilsd way. Where thore is great danger they put thy 7 - ; - t?tii!p. In Hie Tontli and l'jightounth wards, i or instance where nothing but frame houses can bo ?een, insurance ratcn are mncb higher than in o'hor parts ot the city. Much of Hie Suvontennth. ::ll the Eighteenth and the Twenty - sixth wards, M.ould be idaood under fir rsii ictions in my opinion. The Twonty - sixth wan! is buildinir up wry rnpnwy and uuiess it is protected in this v.ay it will have nothing but frame houses. The tiocentoenth ward is such a manufacturing v. - urd that it certainly should be in the lire limits, or at least that part of it WL - st or iiiniHKiidc street. J his is a residential ircuon surrounuoa uy on reiineries, sugar reliu - crics, cream of tartar works, lumber yards and me iiae. . - in iinuuing m that combiwtibla neighborhood should certainly he of brick. This kpulies also to tho Fourteenth and Fifteenth v arm, which are oi inueii tne sam character. Jjvory men oi me jiicnteentn iv. - u - a ahouid bu ii t - iudod. It is building up Just as the Sixteenth did, and unless this is preTonted it will be just sut - n a warn, reo nero: Jlr. Ij - ano oponod one of the complete and Mo. - iderfnl atlssses which insurance companies unu aim suunuu tun repui - ii - r uw. rMXvet'lun ward. xn tuvse inuys ytniow denotes irame bmldin'TR ami rrd those of brick. There w.u little red to be seen. Ail was y.llo - .y, and somonmos with tiu - eo buildings indicated on a lot. Mr. Lane to uiu rjignii;entn mini to hoir how u wat oeing uuiiv up tnere. J lie housos ware not quita so close togetlmr as in the Sixteenth ware,, mil io lnuporiion oi yellow was even larger. nil. j,itnu cvniinubn: "What l have sr.ul about the eastern district win sppiy to tne wcsiorii. i can see no good rea - B"n why the Eighth ward should not be entirely included, or why strins not in:iludn,l ihnnl.l o ist in the Tenth, Twelfth and Twenty - second, or in the Twenty - fourth or Twenty. lifth ward." ueorge Y. unauncoy s opinions have sharp - p.ass. terseness aud boldness. Thov rp ilmri i,f they are meaty. Tho suggestion of a fixed ratio is a vaiuaoio nue ami nis iaea as to now the real citate bneinesa vriil be affectoti is frank enough indued, 'lam dscidediy in favor of extonding the firo eons. They a&y that laws and ordinances shoald be framed io a to help and not to rotara the thriftiness of poor men. A man who wprkB and avea, thoy say, is a direct benefit to his neighborhood, hie city and his country. In the oa'er wards real estate 1b cheap. Lota can be bought on eaay torm. As boob as these are paid for and a little extra money is in hand, by belonging to a building association or by going tm a savings bank, the thrifty wirkjngnian can borvow enough money to build him a neat little frame house. There he has a homo. To use a popular English political phrase. "He has a stake in the country." Suoh ownenhip, many say, small as it ii, makes a better and mere conservative, beoauae a more interested, citizen. . , . , Then, beside, the cheapness ef apartmenta la an argument which Mr. James brings forward. If workingmen eonld not so easily build or buy their little houses they would be thrown back iuto the tenements and cheap flats. This would inoreaso the demand for Buch buildingB. Aa they oonld not be built of wood, they would have to be built of brick, and this would double the cost. This would mean more rent and an increase in the coat of living. In that way tho argument against an extension of the fire limits is put by those who think that way. John V. James didn't think it possible to make the extension. He Baid: "I believe in it and I don't believe. in it, and I don't think it can be dene. That is my paradoxical position. I would like to do away with these big flats, but 1 would not like to do away with frame houses built by the owuors to live in. If yon hit one yon would have to hit both. I think no fiat should be built unless entirely fireproof. Otherwise thoy are death traps. To bnild them that way would greatly incroaae the cost of tho bnilding. Whore it now coats $4,00 it wonld cost $10,000. That would mean higher rutn. Look at the way lots are selling in the Eighth ward. They wouldn't yell at all if tha poor men and the men of moderate means, who were the principal buyers, had to put up brick.houses and were prevented from building frame oucs. lou see, it is a difficult question." Fire Commissioner John EnnUr did uot care to express his opinion tho matter at any length. ''Whatever I might think," ho said, "I wonld have no power to carry out. Tho board of aldermen attends to the Are limits without consulting me. I will say this: That I think itwanld be a hardship to many poer men. I know that by observation in my own district and elsewhere. Many have money to build a woodeu house who never would bo able to build a brick one. Some years ago a delegation came to me and asked mo to interfere. It was a trade matter, in which the masons wanted to hurt tho carpentors. so that I would hare notuiug to do with that. Really, I think that the history of fires shows that, they spread as quickly in brick as in frame districts." Tho fire limits nave been considerably enlarged since 1800, and this aotion has received unstinted approbation. Set with tho same innate aud instinctive perversity airaady mentioned many people are far from satisfied. "It's all very well," they grumble to the board, "to extend the limit around tho Sixteenth ward. Nearly every Jot is occupied. Nearly 88,000 people live in that ward. Bsfore brick aud stono houses can be put up the present structures must be either burned down or torn down. You ware too late with yenr extension. Why don't you do something now with the Eighteenth ward? You are neatly too late ( anything tliBre. What's the matter with the Eighth ward - ami the Twen - tv - fnrth and the Seventeenth and tha Tiventy - Bixth 7 There you have still time enough to do something that will help them and make them more substantial Why don't yon de it ?" At the beginning of this year the fire limits were as follows: All of the First, Soeond, Third, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth and Sovfmtli wrils. Ib the Kigbth ward as folloTrs : Thn portions boun led by Third Arenuo, Prospect areriua. Eighteenth stroot and city line, and 10U loot oil oaoh side ot Third avenue from It'urbtoenth strout to Sixtioth street. All ot the Ninth ivard. All of the Tanth ward except tho portion within the limits lio.mdod by Warrort Ueot, Third avonue, tho Uoivantts canal. Second avumue. fifth ebreot. Smith fitrost. Third streot. aud 100 loot west of Bond stroot, from Third street to Warren Btioet. All of tho Klovonth ward. Oolr that portion of the Twolfth ward within tho limits bounded hy itaiuiliou avenue. Coles street, Fourth pliuo, timUh fttrert, 100 feet went - ot Hamllloo avenue, froiu Hmitti to Columbia titrcot. 100 feet east of Columbia etreet, from Htimilton avenue to Delovan street, 1U0 feet south ,f llora.ii wircet, troin Columbia to Kinhiud - i street, 100 feet ouBt of Hicbards street, from Columbia to Kiug slroot, 101) foot south oi King stroet and tho Buttermilk ohanr.el. AH oi the Thirteenth wrtrd. Only that portion of tho l - 'ourtsontb ward included Boutb of North Fourth streot and .orth Soeond stroot. Only that portion of the Fifteenth ward within tho llmit.i biuiudod by North .Soc'ond stroot, Union avenue, South MniMind fltrpot and Ro Inoy ctruet. Only Ihst portion of tho Sixteenth ward lying within Iho limits boitndeil hy hodaey street, tho old boundary lino between llrooklyn and Williamabuich ( 1 00 feet north of Division avonuo), Broadway, Union avenue and fSoutU . - locond streot. All of the Ninotennth, Twentieth and Twonty - nrat wards. All of tho Twenty. second ward oxcopt tbo portion ii iuk wiLLim vua uuiibs uouiiue:i i,v I ini Avnnun. I mr - toenth street, Prospuct avomie, Hamilton arenuo nnd uin western uounoorlor or tho ward. All ot tho I wonty - thiril wnrd. All thaX portion of the TSvontv - fnurth ward lvinr west of Albany avenue, . . All tnat portion oi too Twenty - fifth ward within tho limits nouniloil liy lial.sey stroot. Fotchon avonuo, unauuciiy Htreot, rultun street, utnoor avenuo, Lafayette avenno and )iroadw:iv. The Koveptoentb, Kiglneontli and Twonty - sixth wards Ul B UVu 1M1IU LUD lirU IIIUILS. Late in 1800 and early in 181)1 the b oard of aldermen ordained considerable extensions which made the limits ou January 1, 1802, aa given, mese extensions included a cousidcra. ble part of tho Fifth ward; that pin t of the Sev enth bound.d by Washington, Slyrtle, Bedford anu mailing avenues: nil the Eighth given above excepting the four blocks from .Tenth to Eighth avenue, between Piwpeot - avonuo and Seventeenth street, and from Fourth to Fifth avenue,: iccwenn 1'rospect avonue and Eighteentn street: nut part ot the Ninth ward bounded uy iTOsL,.ct park, vanderbilt avenue, Prospect pla. - e, Washington avonue, Eastern parkway and tle city line and tho portion within the limits oouudoil by D'ranklin, Atlantic and Wash ington avenues and Bergon street - that part of the Nineteenth ward bounded by Flushing avonue, Broadway, 100 fec - t north of Heyward street irom Jsroaciway tu,ljeo avonuo. Hevward street aud Bedford avenns; that part of the Twonty. urat unra oounuoti oy uedtora avenue, f lushing uvenue, urondway, lou lect north or ilyrtle avetiuo from Broadway to Nostrand avenue, 100 feet west of Nostrand from Mri - tln ro Drlfnlh - 1 00 feet north el DeKalb from Nnstrand to Bod - ford avenue; tho portion of tho Twonty - spcond ward lying south of 100 feet north of Fourteenth Btreot and between Eighth avenue and 1 00 foot east of Fifth avenue. Such were the ira - puiium extensions made late in 1800 and in mi iar in inns mere nave oeon two vary im portant further extensions. One takes in all the sixteenth ward except tho little, irregular strip east of Bushwick avenne. The other pierces the Eighth ward. The records of tho common council how that at the moetine of February 8, Al - aerrnan lUiinrer moved the extension of the fire iiujiin nu ns j inumao mo lonowing Donnaarios: vommonoing - at a point formed by tho intersection of the east side of Union avenue aud the snutneasc side ot. urnattway, thence running nurmeriy aiong xuc east side 01 Union avenue to the south side of Ten Eyck street; thencs easterly along the south side of Ten Eyck street to the ivest side of llushiviotc avr.iuip. rl,n,u otl,Qlv along the west sido of Bushwick avenue to the uortii siue oi i'iuiiiug avenue; thence westerly along the north side of Flushing avonue to the fast side of Broadway; thence northerly along n; bmumooi uroauway to hid point of begin num. Ibis w.xs adontod and the extension ordered published. jii i - e.Druary lo, Aid - rman JlacKallar moved mo uxvension or tnn urn ihiin u tn , ,,, - ia um lonowing boundaries: (Jommoneing at a uoiut l no font nf Ti,i,.i avenno and Lightuemh street, running parallel , i i.ii imiu iiiuiw, Hoiunerjy to i wenty - tourtn street and imrd avenue: thence easterly to 100 lcet west of 1'iHirth avenue, parallel with said cour.ii avenue 10 tne city line: t heneo eastni - h - - mil mo uii,y nils id iuu loot nasi or f ourth ivcmie paraiiei wim l - ourtu avenue to the canter (Hie Of TlVfilll.V - fillirf, Ktcr - nf. H,nf, nn.,t..,.l Muus iniunj - ioiirni titBst te tne ceuter lino of rtatu avutvae; tnence nortlisrly along theceuter luieor hixtli avenue to the center lino of Sixth avenue anu iLigntec - utn street. nus was adopted unanimously, and the city yi na un emeu iu im iiiisii a notice according tn law. tionerallv eommmirloti tni 4n,i.i. - ;c i.i am, iiiiu loimciu - y which ino Hoard has shoivn and winch people take exception to. It is tho jii - iiiiinu - y nits wiiii ii resolutions arc passed permitting owners to practically neglect the lire limit ordinances, itcsnlutious arc introduced and passed to let. property owners put up framo MiiimjuKh providing mat tno consent of the ad were not used as shops at all. In oaoh one sat about twenty girls and men poor, pale oreafc - urcs working at sewing machines as if life depended ou each move. They were doing tailor work. The big ready - made olothera farm oat the clothes, after they are out, to sweaters, who, in turn, employ people to work for them at starvation - wages. It was about hero that they hived lived is not the word to use. After walking through Johnson avenue, Ewen street, Leonard street, Hoholes street aed throughout the neighborhood, the reporter's guide brought him baok to Graham avenue. He said: "This is one of the most densely populated blooks in tho wards. Most of the bouses have been built fer yeara. Thoy Uok so, don't they? - ' They certainly did. Those that fronted on Graham avenue were cheap stores. Above the craoked windows the weather worn olapboards rose for three stories. Babies played and fought on the sidewalk. Young men leunsed on the oorners. Unkempt women looked ligtessly out of the windows. Venturing up the dirty stairs the reporter found, te his surprise, that oaoh floor accommodated fonr families. "Do you want to see how your brothers live?" asked the reporter's guide. He Tknockod at a door. A protty little girl, with remains of a slice of bread and butter on her face, opened the door. Three tired women and one tirotl man worked as rapidly as lightning on sewing machines. A woman was frying something and boiling something on the stove, holding a child in ono arm and occasionally slapping - " a little boy with the other. The reporter's guide made 6ome simple inquiry or other while the explorer took in the details. Thoro waB one other room beside the kitchen. Nowhero was tlioro any sign of running water or drainage. Nowhere was there anything liko civilization except in tho ceaseless and monotonous whirl of tho sewing machines. On leaving tho apartment a sink and faacot were seen in the hallway. "But that is not alt." said the cuido. olimbiug down the dark stairs. Instead of going into the Btreet he walked back into what would be a back yard, ao back yard was there. No grass, no hint of flowers, not even good brown and honest eartn. it was 'a small and badly paved conn, from which a step lead into another house. This was a dilapidated brick structure. It was four stories high aud, in interior arrangements, like the building ou the front of the lot, only dirtier and grimier and mora miserable. This was the begiuumg of the investigation of whioh the results only can be appended here. They teach whatever lessons must be taught witit an tua lorcc oi tacts aud lignreg. On the Graham aveuue side of this block there were ten lots. On every lot excepting the corner ones wove two honaes. In the front bouses wore apartments for 130 families. In the rear boose 128 families irore accommodated. That is 258 famillcB. An average of four to a family is not at un too large an average to assume, especially when sneaking of the fecund (ierman race. That makes 1,032 people living on that one side or mat one mock, un tne - Montrose avenue side matters were not so crowded. There were 9 front bnuios, accommodating 12a families, and i rear housej with 48 families. On one of the sido streets bounding the same block tfcere woro 13 front houses with 233 fannnm and 8 rear honsei with 90 families. On the othei sido street were 12 front house with 19 - i families, and only 3 rear houses, with 22 families. On that one block DOiulblv 300 feet by 600 feet ia aizs there wero 79 houses; there were apartments for for 1,070 families; there was according to the abovo method of estimating, "a possible population of 4.3 IB. Such flg'nros need no emphasis, no exaggeration. Tabulation gives them all the setting that they require. AYfnl. lows : ALUMNI DINNER To the Hew Bishop of the Diocese of Brooklyn. Graham avenue, front... Graham ftrenue, rear. . . . Humboldt' street, front., HamboJdt street, rear... Side Btreet.frout , Side street, rear SicJe afcretn, front Side treat, rear..,.., ... Total Bouses. Families. Feonle. 10 8 0 10 8 12 ;$ 70 130 128 122 48 223 (f 10 o - JO 312 488 102 8W3 381 7711 88 The market limits, he tald; "no city in the country haB such building laws, ihe best argument I know of is simply to walk through the F,ighteeuth ward and jook ai mo uig ooiiuie iiecaers up tuero. rorhaps it would be better not to havu a hard and fast rule taking in the wholo city. Some ratio could b'i iixort, however, aud tha ordinances ceuld iiniKfl t ne oxienHion as toon as tno population of (.uy ward reached a ueriain proportion to its urea.'' "Wouldn't an extension of the fire limits mean a restriction in building f" "Ye. - , and that would be a good thing for roal estate." "Why?" "There are too many houses uow. i., - ovor. - toi - ked with them." "Wouldn't itmako speculation in lots slow?" "If it did it would oven things up. Now there is nothing going on except in lets. Housos are not selling at all." John (. Dettmer snid; "Don't speak to mi about lira limits. I had an experience with them some years ago and that was t;nouKh for mo. William Zicgler, A. J. Pouch and I owned abfttit four - hfihs of that part of the i wonty - nilh ward which is outside tho limits. Wo applied to have them extended over the ward lcrhaiK our motive was selfish, but the reasons that id - ved us Im - diies men should bo just as Si. - 'jd. moving the. city, which ought to bo liotli. I'll! a big business. Evory time we went Her got. them to do it two or three little fel - lov. aid knock 0.1 out. I went over iuto the Eic. ,enth ward somo time ago and was sur - orifed to lint! that a new town had grown up there. Thoy are good jisopl? in that soction. The city wants them, but i think that titer are now Koiugout beyond the ward for their homes and that it is the time now te extend the Are limits into that ward." C. E. Donnellon said: "I believe in snch an extonsion ail over tho ;ity. We want a substantial city. Poople who :an only build frame houses should go outside ;bo city. There ib no economy is a frame house, it 'lie ond of fifteen ytiars yen have had to spend 10 per cent, of the coid in repairs and uftor that - have nothing but an old hulk." Leonard Moody expressed himself as deoidedly n favor of an extension of the lire limits. It ivouhl make the oity Bafor and mors substantial. Of course, like all important quttions, thn has - vivo thsn one side. In the mtuds of many the ; nor side is of tho first importance. It is this: ' if the lire limits aro extended bo that thoy 11 include the outor wards a hardship will be - oi'lted upon many. Hon in ordinary circum - - 'ancos, clerks, mechanics, workingmon who saved money tuid who wish to build & house r,;irJl - !ia..hW ,'or themsrlyes or as an invest - "nj'w.llnnnokmowdiitioult to build brick hl,?Jl h.l"ithej - do to erect frame cottasos.Thii is d ? vit'XbaaiJP''' - tRnt point. It is the view ;o tIi. Co21iBl,slone,rJ,Dn Ennis takes of the i oaV,anv2hiB.?'"ul'n is kard "J John allies. Both! tlioe men present weighty rea - I joining property owuors is obtained and subject to tho approval of the commissioner of buildings. Peoplo arc also very freauentlv permitted yi mum iraiiio oxteusious to rrmno houses. in una wuj many uauiu uuiidings crcon in. ii ir, u,i - u uiii..i;i. - u mni, ii i.'irL'n srnrn tho. very .busiest part of Fulton stivpf. ii really nothing but a rmiin lniild;r it is by an extension resolution that tho owTinr ,vf i.v niviv. - n i'u i - uiniii suuui. ut - ni - ivaveriv av - i.uo. has been trying to remodel his property, lie has run them up two stories higher than thoy wero, ami nas mint very large extensions at tho i cm. xiu - au iiuvi; noun covered with coi - riieatnil iron. Iho neighboring proportv owners Imv,, objected, and last week injunction proceedings wero bromrht hv .Tnlm T - rnnMi ,n.i tt...., .i... im, on uiu uiuua to iiavo nun restrained from completing the oxtension. In the department of buildings in iho eitv hnll hang two odd looking maps. They are maps of IllVJVJhlXIl ttllll 111 IUU1I1SU1YDK Hffl OTd Ml n r r ft ,,, rrl. r' . it ii i ... t. , . ...J v'",'i. ucuiKoiinuiiniiiiisauu inemiooK like the im aginings ot one aicoholically demented. With the aid of a mucilago brush and a bottle of ink nu nas uiiukl'm. out inn nro imrn imnn t iupnij liuiiis luoa not III1I1KG a n.riinnon i.l jagged cornet Branding unsteadily upon two iauo. i' lum uiuhu ino strange maps ono unpor. tain iicvciii ue learneu. it is mat not more than half of the city of Brooklyn is nmrnotari i - fire limite; that in the other half uen may build SllUU IIUUQBH AH LUUy bCO Ul. A man with a thorough acquaintance with Brooklyn from Haumre avonnn tn b hr from Newtown creek to Bay lli.lge estimates that uiuio une - tiiiiti oi rue eimrfl nnnn , tah r,r this great city livos beyond the fire line. He figured from tha police census of last year, this nan" - noun unite uccussioie, out tne proportion would havo been the samo if he had taken this winter's state enumeration. T - hi. - i l,iv t,A ii. inuiuuiiig uoimng teas cuau tnoasands in his I'UlUUIUItUtlK. Of tho 34.000 neonln in tho -, t least 20,000 are ontsido tho narrow strips recently brought into the lire limits. Of the 30, - 000 in the Tenth ward 10,000 are without the pale. Of the 28,000 m the Twelfth ward 18,000 are outside. Of tho 28,000 in tho Fourteenth ward 20.000 are outside. Of the 28,000 in the l'tttaenth ward. 25.0O0. Of ihn ir. nun in u,. otiiceiiiu naiu, j.uuu. ine entire 44,000 in ttie Seventeenth ward srn tint inplTiHn.i in n,. iiiiiiv,.. nt - uiiui rtnj luc o.ituu in rue isignteonth, iiventy - sevautu aud Twenty - eighth. At least o.uuu oi tuo D.i.uuu in me Twenty - secoud ward are outudo and so are 1 0,000 of the 17,000 in the Twenty - fourth ward. The 'IV has 48,000 population and at lMt?iUin,i'r0 outside the firo limit, while the samo fate i Bunion o) an tno Jti.uuu in llie rwentv - sixt h ward, lotal 285.000. Aceor. - Iinr, te. (Ha u - ceuisUB the population of Brooklyn was 853,000. One - third of that is 384.000. Hence more than one - third the population is outside the fire limits. Brooklyn is the fonrth oitv nn tl,. - , the way of - pouulaUou. How rlo it ntu,i l n.. Btatistics? According to the last cenans, for the previous year Now York had $4,143,777 of prop, t.oin bf Brooklyn's loss was $2,1)10,043. That of Chicago was $2,154,340 anu oi x nnr.doipuia only l, 800,000. So, while Lrooklyii standH fourth in population, sbo stands iiroohiyit sianciM rourtn in populati soeond in amount of hm h - w.L,,?iV a r.0P'ler walked through street is in the same condition. There the hixeeuth ward, which las only ust been in. u.i.i. - i tj t. 003 3,852 What dUch COnrrestion moans nvnvvnnp. nun tin. derstand. Its dangers brand themselves upon the mind when once comDiehsnded. Thn Sixteenth ward is uot a large ward. Nearly all its population lies between Ten Eyck street and Broadway and between Union and Buehwick avenues. It is six blocks from Union avenno to Bushwick avenue. From Ten Eyok street to Broadway the dis - tauce is from six to twelve blocks average, nine oiocus. iiieawred upon the offloial mop the ter ritory thus beunded is one - half mile sauare. In this quarter of a square mile eight - tenths of tho population of the ward lives, and that population is do.uou peopio. Buch bouses, snch eggsholls, flitch paper hivos swarming and teeming with people! What are tney due to if not to the building laws and no lire limits? Now the fire Una has been brought out to ion Hit - ou street and JJushwiolc avenue. Sensible people are asking themselves, "Of what use nowr tan ward is built up. t ew new ones can oo ouut unless tlioso now srantiinc pithAi - hum oowu or lau to pieces irom time and hard wear. Why wasn't it done fifteen years ago ?" lias Brooklyn uothinc to learn from tho Sir. toeuth ward? Has the Eighteenth ward as it sun Btauas on tne m ips no lesson to take from us nemnuor - xiionre limits do not take tn one block of the Eighteenth, the Twenty - seventh or the Twenty - eighth ward. As a consequence they uavo larKoij - assumed tuo cnaraorer or tne sixteenth ward. In the western part, along BuBh - wick avenue as tar as Myrtle and in the neigh boring streets, there is no difference. A man can wain across tne Donnuary and not know it Can ho dp the same in the Twenty - fifth ward, which the fire lino includes? Thn wards ni - n HifrWpmf but the Eighteenth looks the Sixteenth and the Sixteonth lookB the Eighteenth. There is no difference, oxcept that in the newer ward paint tuous jremier anu mat mere are not so many dilapidated looking rookeries. Streot after street is filled with big double tenement shells. Street alter Btreet can oo traversod, the homes of tens of thousands passed by, and not ono brick or stoue building seeu. Twice recently the writer has been through this wonderful section of the city. Twice he has tried to locate the old farms and farm houses which, hardly more than a dozen yoarB ago uiado within the city as thoroughly country as now, one bat to go boyond Jamaica to ftud. Nine years ago the population was not one - tenth of what it is to - day: live years ago not one - third. Aud still it is growing. Houses are going up in blooks, property is advancing, the boom ia thero, but it is a frame boom. Once the writer drove through the district, entering it from Halsey street, going north to Kidgewood and then along Wyokoff avenue to Flushing aud down iuto the Sixteenth ward. Ou nnothar occasion he walked. Into the mind of anyone who goo through this territory tha conclusion must force itself that a largo part of the district has not yat assumed characteristics ao decided that any extonsion of the fire limits if such an extension should be both wiso and practicable would come too late. In anether very large part of the ward, however, it would be as much too late to prodnoe good results for very many years as it was in the Sixteenth ward. The old Eighteenth ward differs from the Sixteenth m one important respect. There are not so many single lots used for two homes. This, however, is counterbalanced by another feature. A very largo part of the district all, perhaps, with the exception of that part toward Evergreens cemetery is cut irregularly by streets running in many differont directions. There are not only oujlifai - OH that divide the blocks into odd shapes. Tha consequence ia that there are many gores and three cornered small blocks. These, of oonrse, arc built on from tha three sides aud the back wiudows come very near each other. Jtanv parts of those iririln. t.lnKf.rn ar nil!. built ud as snlidlv and with m m i nr, the square foot as exist in the Sixteenth ward. Using up .Myrtle avenue yesterdav. tho Kmr.v reporter saw a characteristic siuhf. Tn h ir.rt was a row of big "double decker'1 tenements just having the finishing touches put on. The paint was clean aud the woodwork was froth. Even if the wiudows wero narrow, thov wero briirht. The houses seemed nice, comfni r il - .ln n;oac in which a thrifty mechanic could put hi growing family. To the right baud wan a aiimlar row, but nut eo nearly completed. Tho style oi both was tho same. Both stood off .llyrtiu avenue and both will look as alike as two peas a mouth from now. JUut yesterday, how different! One was fresh and nrru. The other was a har al - olntnn with tho wind in its bones, llv Innl ino - nr. rlio two and tho use of a JiMro dedneti could construct tho entire anatomy of the speoies with much m - eater easn thnn Pt - nfok - enr nr.r.t could, from toath alone, restore the structure of the earlv ocean horse. Hero is how it is dono: rirsfc follow the memoralilo ininn.itirm mi a tho laud. Five lots at least are needed, by the way, to do tins properly. Dig a few fuet down I jot a ceiiar. my a lew rows ot rough stone for foundations and throw some Imams nr.rn. ThU is tho first floor. Stick some joist up in tho air and throw some beams across, llepeat until four floors nnd a roof aro in nosifcinti. t Jhnnso ralm days, otherwise there is danger that the wbolo thing will ho blown away. Select some boards - half inch lumber will do but be sure that thov aro grooved. This dossn't cost anything, but it looks nice. Cover the joist with this. Decorate with a fow hundred toot of cheao moulding. Plaster the insido. Do not forget floors, stairs and windows theso are os - sentinl. Pnt tho whnin in the hands of a roal estate agent aud your four nouses are aone. uy putting lour nouses on flvo lots owners nro able to doublo the capacity of each house. When all tho aDai - fnionts nro r.r,t.,.i sit down and make tho following calculation: Five lots at 31,200 rour bmldincsat .VooOU Total outlav fOn non Stxts - tour apartmont avorasinj 4100 a year.'J SflloOO refceuie ui crons pronto per year, per cent. Such is the recipe and such is its approximate result. Further up tho street a row of atoroB was being put up. So quickly had they been tossed to - getber that ono was finished and ocoupied before the last of the row had received its clapboarding. A neighboring lot some men wore inclosing with & stout fence. Tho posts were up and the resemblance between this fenco and the un finished building was startling. The elevated road is high on Myrtle avenue. From its cars ono can got a very comorehensivo vlow of much of tho ward. The reporter took in Hut view. The horizon was bounded and the outlook was - filled with tall frame houses. Row after row and streot after street was nnea witu tucse arao ana pea green dwellings, low small houses and cottages built and owned by clerks could be 6een. Tenementa dominated and predominated. A brewery an the left hand and a brewery on the right were tho only briok buildings that oonld be seen. Wood, wood and nothing but wood met the eye, excepting where here and thore the Monday's wash flattered gayly in the broeza. Such is the general aspect of that part of thorns wards whioh is built up. A more detailed in spection waa made, however. Every foot of Btreet through and about tho twolvo blooks bounded by DeKalb, Central and Knickerbocker avenues and by Jefferson street was traversed. These blooks nro very compaotly built np. Eight houses on Central aveuue, between Jefferson and Troutman streets, pnblio school No. 53 and iloltzor's brewery were the only briok buildings that the reporter could find among all the hun dreds of structures that wore alone these streets. Everything olso is frame. Everything else is tindor that may be oombustod by a ain trie spark. In these wooden shells thousands live. If there should be a fire what wonld become of them? The district between Central avenue and Broadway and Willotiguby avenue aud Melrose $0,000 ooo Right Rer. Cfaarlei E. McDonnell's Old Classmates From St. Francis XaYier'a College Grouted Him Last Niffht at the Clarendon, and After the Feast Speeches Were Made by Archbishop Cerrigan, Eev. P. J. McXamara, TTilliam J. Carr aad Others. The alumni of the ooUese of St. Pranois Xavier of New York resident in the diocese of Brooklyn gave a dinner in honor of the ne w bishop at the Clarondon hotel last evening. 8t. Xivior was the college whore Bishop McDonnell was educated. The menu was deoorated with the bishop's coat of arms and the college insignia. The decorations on the menu were printed in blue and magenta, the collogo colors. The guests included Most Rev. i. A. Corrigan, D. D.; Right Ba v. F. a Chatard, D. D.; Iiizht Bev. JIgr. John M. Farley, Vory Rev. M. May, Bev. William O'B. Pardow, S. J.; Rev. Thomas J. Campbell, S. J.; Rev. Martin Carroll, Bev. James H. Mitohell, Rev. Francis H. Wall, D. D.) Peter Condon, president St Franois Xa - vier alumni aisosiation; Jamas J. llurphy, llev. John P. Hoffmann, Richard R. Browne, Georgo W. Donohue. Rev. P. J. McNamara, Rev. P. F. O'Hare, Rev. H. A. Gallagher, Rev. James S. Dnf - fy, Bev. Eugene J. Donnelly. Edmund J. Hesly. James F. Swanton, John H. Haaren, Andrew T. Sullivan, Rev. John M. Hanselman, R3V. H. B. Wara, CharleB T. Sass, R9V. John J. Onllon, Jo seph W. Carroll, A. J. Fransioli, Riv. Joieph E, McCoy, Rev. Thomas F. McGrouon, Rev. John Goubeaitd, Thomas F. Magner. Bev. John B. Zentgraf, Rev. D. J. Hickey, Thomas F. Meehan Rev. John MoCloskey, William J. Brown, Bev. Jeremiah A. Brosnan, Bev. James F. Crow ley, Rev. Edward J. Oonnell, William J. Carr, F. A. - McCloskey, William J. O'Loary, Francis 3. Magilligan, M. D.; Innis H. Amy, H. J. McGlyun, Rov. J. J. MoAteor, M. L. Brosnan, George h. Bnrlonbach, John F, Kent, 31. D - : Joseoh A. Campbell, William H, Good, Thomas F. Farrell, Peter Hughes, M. D Thomas D. Murphy, Mare F. Valleite, John J, Walsh, Dr. Philip H. Berleubach, Rov. Isidor Wnnsch, Rov. W, J. Hamilton, Rev. Michael N. Wagner, John J. Eagan, Rev. Joseph A. Bsnnett, Rev. John I. Barrett, Jamei P. Glynn, John J. Magilligan, W. 8. Keegan. T. P. Corbally, M. D. Rev. John E. Belford, Dr. A. F. Carroll, Rov, Matthew J. Tierney, John J. Eagan The committee in charge of diuuer embraced Rev. D. J. Hickey, chairman: Bev. J. A. Brosnan, George W. Donohno, John H. Haaren, William J, Carr, Thomas F. Meehan, chairman; Joseph W. Carroll, secretary, ex - nfnoie. Thomas F. Meehan was the chairman of the evening. He made a short introductory address, congratulating the alumni on the hearty manner in which they had greetod the new bishop and, incidentally paying a tribute to the nope.throngh whom, he declared, had oome the honor which the diocese had attained. Archbishop Corrigan responded briefly to the l.a.l ,T.Uty, I . . r - - Alii." iiir. aieenau said in introducing the archbishop that that official wonld nnlohmiA tl,n nineteenth anniversary of his bishoni - ia of New ark to - morrow. The archbishop said he was giaatooe present at sucu a happy family re - iiiiln,,. Af. thn Kcrrinni n 7 aF Xtn T.nn'n - ;. - .. the speaker said, ho. showed the church wheroby me woes 01 me nations migiit oo neaied. lAp - plauso, His great mission was curing the evils of society and, as the people came to know him,they learned to love him. Applause. Those nearest to lutn wero most devotedly attached to the see. The speaser saw me pope tne last time tivo years aeo. He had just conferred upon the now now bishon the title of chamberlain. Tho arolrbishap had utmcu mi mo fnvuego ui uriuging in tne now ohauiberlain. When tho popo looked on the chamberlain it reminded the speaker of the Bccne wh3n Christ looked ou Simon Peter, east ing upou mm a look of inteuse leva which showed that ha knew what tha recipient was destined to be. The sovoreign pontiff exalted him to do good work for tne church of God. The archbishop said ba could not but realize that tho popo Shepherd. The speaker closed by asking all to uiiiiit luii ucmwi 91 nut new uisnup. Rov. P. J. alcNamara, S. T. B., responded briefly for the clergy and was followed by William J. Carr, for the laity, who spoke as follows: Mr. Chairman, most reverend, riirht rnvnran.l and reverend clorgy and gentlomon, my lord uisnop 1110 warmtn oi nospitality winch has at tended you irom your arrival moureltv vestorilnv must have gone a great way to domoiistrnto triat vour see is not inoartinnsinnripiiinm i.ii. - n St. 1'tvul, wo Brooklynites are wont to boast that wo aro citizens oi no moan citv. u iifLr.nvf,r nthm - a may think of it, wo ourselves are duly impressed with its greatness. Though it be but of yester - nuy, wim nnio 110 jii&Luno memories or traditions, wu nave niucn to console our selves with the contemplation of its present ami iiL - ouu Bxpecbavious 01 iib luture so manliest that it requires no prophetic oye to behold it. It is fit. therefore, that in overvKnenilv nv m, coming unto us should be surrounded with those joyous demonstrations of a generous peoplo to one wh comes "in the name of the Lord" te do a great work in a great city. You have nomn imi a see in which your spiritual children are move numerous than the whole church under many an early pope. Within your Jurisdiction are more temples of the Most High than deck tho provinoeB of a modern patriarch. At the present rate of progress a score or more of years will find vou, if the Lord should spare you nnto us, the spiritual ruler of upward of a half a million of tho faithful. Glorious as is the lienor bestowed tison mn. you have taken up no easy burdoD. Whatever be your uounts and tears, we, at once your brothers and your children, look upon your task with a oalm confidence. Tho motto emblazoned on your escutcheon is to us a prophOBy of the victory that awaits you. Humilitas. It ia well that a successor ot the apostles should nhnnsn ao his motto a virtue so apostolic. It dethroned mnerlal Juniter and all tho ends nf .i,ninf Borne. It went forth to teanh all nntimm Tf tamed tbo fierce pride of Gaul and Colt, Norseman and Teutou, Goth and Slav. It withstood the shock of empires. Before it went down iuto rmn and obscurity both pride of power and pride of intellect. As tho psalmist has said. "Deeasuit ootentos d t,l nt exaltavit humiles." The quiet of 'your priestly lite, so utterly devoid of noisy pretense, so perfumed with the odor of true ninrlnntv. wn ontitlod you to your motto. To one who studios the history ot our holy church no fact is more manifeBt than that the great work of Christ in His church has been done not throuirh thntn who sought to do it but through those who wore sought out for it. It is true of men, as of other things, that "The exquisite always hides itsolf." How beautifully has A'Kempis expi - assed this truth: "No man safely goes abroad but he who willingly lies hid at borne." "No man Bpeaks safely but he who loves to hold his ptjaco." "No man safe - coiuiuaiius inn ne ivuonas icarut wen to obey." i one who is doing the work of the I ,ord linw groat is the consolation that fail he cannot. To him "victory means rrloiy here below. dnrVfir. glory on high." It is well that tha laitv havn . ceived you witu open arms. It is meet that in this gathering of your brother alumni to - night that the laitv should have a voi.n ro prr vm, Between the Shepherd aud tho sheen notiiiniz but intimacy should prevail. Was it not that Divine Exemplar, the Good Shenhsrd. who unid of His sheep, "I know mitio and mine know Me 1" iispay prelate ami torutttato people who live xn this glorious age of the church, i know that to many minds the preseut age Booms far from glorious. They see a pope in durance, shorn of his patrimony and seemingly at tho mercy of his enemies. The social unrest with its ominous upheavals, the intellectual ohaos and iis dreadful tendencies make the age seem orognaut with disasrerto civilization and religion. Yot whan was the church more fitted to grapple with its foes? When was it nearer to its victory? When was its discipline stronger or its children more devoted? Chaos there may be, but it is not within tho church but without. Foes there are but thoy do not wear the garb of friends. Unrest thore is, but it marks but tho period of transition in whioh Europe lives to - day. Jailors there are, but have we not the promiso that against Peter "the gates of hell shall not prevail?" Never was thero less cause to be despondent for the oliuroh. "The clouds you bo much dread "Are big with nioroy, and shall break "In blessihgs ou your head." Chief among theBe blessings is that the very state of things we so much dread is calling the attention of the world to the churoh as a conservator of civilization. The preaohors of an. archy and the hnrlers of dynamite are not the product of the workshops of the ehuroh. The werld is fast realizing that the social difficulties of the day are mainly due to the faet that to so many men Christ nas oocotne an Historical figure onl o cold, for they fall short of trhat I feel. I thank you sincerely for the words of welcome. The address of Mr. Carr is so eloquent, so full of those truths and prinoiplos, that I would prefer. yon should linger on them than to divert your minds from them. But there is one expreisson to whioh he has given utterance which I wish to recall, and that ia, that there may' be a strong and lasting intimaoy in this diocese between the bishop and the clergy and tho laiety applause, for it can only be by the co - operation of these three that we can accomplish our work. Applause. I' can say that of all the students who graduated, in 1873, our chairman (Mr. Meehan), was beloved moBt of all. Nothing has given me greater pleasure than to live those old days over again. When we aoem, in the words of the poet, "to obtain oar innocent, sweet, simple years again," Rev. William O'Brien Pardew, S. J responded to the toast, "Alma Mater," and then the dinner was brought to a close. Hnsio was furnished during the evening by Messrs. Joseph A. Campbell, Joseph E. .McCoy, Rev. 3. A. Brosnan and John H. Haaren. CLEVELAND - IN THE SIXTEENTH WARD. Frederick W. HiurtcUn Addreksett Derm, ocralic Votoro There. The Democratic voters of the Sixteenth ward who favor a May state convention held a mooting last evening at 157 Jefferson rvvonno for the pnr - poso of appointing a nominating committee to arrange for next Tuesday's primary. The meeting - was well attended. Louis Stooning was in the chair and Frederiok Weiduer was secretary. Tha roll of officers of the association .was completed by the election of David Flagenheimer as vice prosxdent and of Joseph Zoll as treasurer. The members of the nominating committee ap - - pointeji are Louis Pfeifior, Goorge Soulitz and Frank Englert. Three inspectors were also ap. pointed to serve at the primary. They are F. Woulnor, John Wolf andF. Sehry. Frederick W. Hinnohs onterad the hall while the meeting was in progress and was loudly ap plauded. On being invited to speak, he said that the Democratic opponents of snap msthods in politics were reaching the ond. in one sense, of their work. It was a m rk that began shortly before February 22, on which date, despite the protests of the representatives of tlio real Demooratic masses, tno so cauoa regular, but decidedly ir - lesaiui, cunYontton mot. it was irregular De - cause the people of the state had no titno tn o,. sider the matters of national import on which tne vusreunuu iiau tu utmuerateanu take aotion. Indignities were hoaosd nnon tiuu. t,h n peared in Albany that day to protest against uasty action, ami tooy were tola that they had no right to interfere. Theu they determined to prove thoir right by appealing to the Deniocratio people of the state. Mr. Hinrichs declared that no man believed more than himself in organization for party purposes or in giving latitude to what was Known as me party machine, lint so soon as tnat maonine iauea to express tne ivill of tha party to whioh it owed its creation, so soon as it essayed to bo the tyrannical owner instead of the instrument of tho people, Just so soon was it time to protest and to fairly meet the issue which it had forced. That the rank a.r,a tiia tl,,. tin - moeraoy had protested waa evidenced by the faots. Here in Brooklyn 13,000 protest - iuk itBiuumftw iiau euroneu ana tne number wonld soon bo inoroased to 15,000, and in other sections of th, ti,o protest was even more Btrongly marked, all this indicating that the people, the underlying lnassoB ef Domocraoy, whose vote could not be controlled by selfish seekers for office, w6re determined to assert that the February convention did not fairly represent them, and that the candidate foraad upon them was not their candidate. The speaker said that he had no thought of denying Senator ixiii s auuity, or nxs useimness at various critical times to tne party, or nis ngnt to bo a candidate for President, But he did denv Mr. Hill's right to call a convention of his own before the people had time to diBcuss the situa tion or to oonsiaer tne newspaper discnmen oi ii. inn view, even now, was beginning to be ontoriameti oy toe original UPuetrters of Mr. Hill's convention. There wars xviilxneu nf de solation on their part, and thev wr hofinntmr to Bay that the protestors should not go too far if nicy ut)iirou to uaruiouize an interests. The protesters, however, having started, proposed to keop on, and on, and ou, until they knocked at me very uoors or tne national convention and aomanaea tne ngnt to take a part iu naming the choice of the neonle. Men wero ftemnrMt. ia cause the Democratic party was the party of me puopie, ano wneu some would be leaders, in tbo delirium of their ambition, tm - irnf. thn people, then they forgot their Democracy and i;uuia uu luuKor .airiy represent tne party, xne man woo maae mo proud coast, "1 am a Democrat!" forgot in calliug that 2Sd of Febrnary convention the very essentials of Democracy. How conspicuously dlficrent was thn nnaitim nf one ether man, who for the past four years had ubob a private citizen, ne nan never attoi&pted to use nis authority to foroo thn nnnnU tn n port him. It wjtsnot necessary for Urover Cleve land to aay i am a juemocratr' for the people knew ne waB a Democrat. Enough was already apparent, iu ma&e it certain tnat ne l the true choice ot thn ll.mnnnif, nf tiio state and that hlB Bnpporters would go first to oyracuso ana men to unicago, feeling that tho people wero with them. State after Btato had declared for Grover Cleveland. Everywhere it was seen mat me real leader or the Democraoy mm i mi urtrKiH utiizet won rnr v.ira ,. - hardly attempted to open his month in his own behalf aud had certainly not attempted to coerce suyuutiy. MIXED SCHOOLS Will Not be in Awhile. Order Yet The Beard of Education Refuses te In - dorse T. McCaats Stewart's Scheme fer No. 68 The Colored Member Made a Saliaat Fight, but Was Easllr Oat - teted He Says America Kace Prejudice is Stronger Than Sense ef Jn. tice The Board Prepares to Snbmit Its Estimate ef Expeases for Next Year. In tha absence of Joseph C Hendrix, president of the board of education, James B. Bouck, who it is said will its sumo Hendrix's Bhoes after the next eleolioD, ocaupied the chair at the meeting of the board yesterday afternoon. A communication from the board of estimate, directing the board of education budget to be prepared and submitted by May 15, was referred to tho finance committee. Tho oft repeated request of the in dustrial school association that the board appor tion for the schools embraced in the organization the proper quota of the. school fund bobbed up agatn and was relegated to the law oemmittee. The board of managers of the Brooklyn literary anion sent in this communication: Whereas, The board of oducatiou decidod more tnan a year since to use the new eohool bnilding erected on the corner ol Bohenectany avenue ana ci - rcon street, as and lor a publio school; and, Whereas, There is an effort being made to divert said new sohool building to other pnr - posee: therefore. Resolved, That we petition the board of education to adhere to its former decision, as wo shall be satisfied with nothing else. Resolved. That the beard of managers of this union be and they aro hereby directed to sign and convey cms expression to said ooaru oi edu cation. This communication waa referred to the local committee of school No. 08, as was also another liberally signed, giving an account of the meet ing at Bethel union April 20, to consider the name matter, whioh waa folly reported in tho Eaolr. Charles E. Teale. chairman of the finance committee, presented in pursuance of a resolution of the board, the following estimate of tho moneys required for the year 1803: GBKEIIAL FCMD. Teachers' salaries Sl.035,000.00 l.ii - H slate money (esti mated 300.000.00 Officers' ealariaa. Lessstato monor. - $1,509,000.00 45,648.32 23,100.00 03,54:1.00 ou.uu Director of mnslc and teaohors of music Janitors' salaries unrarian n. u. library, salary Evaninc Rohnnla RO nnn nil Printing and advertising 12.000.00 Text books, sohool apparatus, oto 130,000.00 iflwnooMioi loatuierB mubio boons 0.000.00 Lighting - 7,500.00 ruol 60,800.00 General snDDlies 7 1 odd no Janitors' supplio 0.000.00 Orphan asylums aa4 industrial suhools.. 35,000.00 Compulsory education 15.400.00 Contingencies 10,000.00 Expresoinc books 2,000.00 Asaasntnentfl. ,S flnfln Industrial oducation 20000.00 Total srrciAt. yuHix Bites for now school bulIdinKS. . .'. Hopalrs and f uruishing (old baildintti) . . Iospectors. draughtsmen end omptoyos in woricsnop HeatioK and ventilating Pianos and rfinnirc. . Rent $2,117,042.32 Total Goner&I fund Speaial fnnd.... $100,000.00 IU.OUU.OU 45.000.00 23,000.00 3,000.00 4,000.00 S245,D0D.00 HKCAPITULATIOW. ine farther in connootion therewith was brought before the board until it canio to the kno wlodgo of the ohalrman of tho loc al oojniiiittee of said public school No. 08, that No. 83, instead of No. 08, was on the now building. The board on hearing of the matter passort a resolution, reciting that tho entire new building ia for publio eohool No. 08; that it was built for scholars and teachers, irrespective of race or oolor, and directing the committee on aohool houses to reniovo thn number 83 and to place in its stead tho numbor 08 (minutos 1801 pa - go 043). Repoated efforts were made to nullify that resolution, but thoy failed minutea 1801, pagos 734, 827). From the foregoing statement, it is clear that this board has overruled all motions and proceedings to sot, aside its original Judgment. And now comes this majority report, practically impeaching the good lodgment aud wisdom of the board and of two of its moBt important committees, through whioh it wade a oareful examination of this entire ma tier before acting thereon. And, more, the majority roport would have this board commit n. hrnnnV, tf VttitW K yli;fvl what U hB repeatedly deoided and what bae been considered by certain parties in interest as res aiuudicaia. It is not n6C6BSarv to disonM thn matinr of unn. arato schools. Thoy do not exist in New York i! ih,8y J? not oxist in any of the leading i ?3 ? ine North. They have been doliberately abolished hero in ono of tho most progressive municipalities of the oouniry. Tuojmnority is P.J v"e opinion that if treated in every respect 110 an oinm punnc sctiools under our care, public school No. 68 will, after its first yoar, be among our oast Bsnoois in point of attendance and HOhnlarabin And AfViowtuA Wherefore, tho undersigned rejommonds tho uuiiimpn oi tne rouowmg resolution: Itesolvnd. Tiint. thn lrt.l .,,mll,.a nnl,!!. school No. 03 be aud horeby is authorized and uiruuturi on tno completion ot tho new school building, corner Schenectady avenno and Bor - geu street, to transfer the school now on the cornor of 1 rov avenno and Dean street to said new school building; and in conjunction with the Superintendent of nnhli,. iriRtrnf - inr tn nr. gunize the same as an independent intermediate suuuoixii oo noroatter known as intermediate school No. OS and to appoint thoroto ft principal and a noaU of department and such additional teachers as may be required or as tho attendance of pupils will warrant. IlOSOlvod. Tll.lll finirl ln,.1 mmtllA. mtUMr. school No. 08, in conjunction with the local com - mittpes of public school Nos. 35.41 and 73, be ana is nereny antomed and directed to define lunuummiinpaiii huhi intermediate scnooi so. 08 and to report tho samo to this board for approval. All of whioh ia rospeotfully submitted. Datod luuy a, lona. T. McCAXTB STEWJkBT, . Of Local Committoo Public School ?o. 08. Mr. Simis, in speaking in support of tho ma jority report, said he wanted to go on record aa desiring that the colored people ahonld have equal rights and privileges with the white peo ple. If the conditions warranted it he would iavor mixed schools. In tha present caso, if tho minority report should be adopted thore would be mixed classes and colored teachers, with the certainty of but an classes in a twenty - four roam building, or about two huudrod pupils in a bail J - iff large enough for 1.500. The adoption of tha majority report would give the oolored school all the needed room iu tho new building, leaving the organization intaot, as most of the oolored peoplo with whom the speaker consulted preferred. The school had been for years distinctively colored and should bo continued as such, Mr. Miller said the board had never been back ward in protecting the rights of the oolored schools. Mr. Stewart, he declared, was not re ceived in the board as a representative of the colored race, but as a man. The question before the board was one of dollars and cents. The white people aud a great majority of the colored people lavoroa separate schools. Mr. Stewart SDOko briefly in ronly. Ttn .niil ii agreed with Mr. Miller that tha board had al ways ueen most Kind to the colored people. Ho would never forget, hn said William IT Ui,rti,o aua james (jairou. wi criticism oi a certain ac tion of the committee callod from Mr. Simis the statement mat ne was not a member or the committee when the action criticised was taken. . "Will you say because you wore uot born when tho constitution xvas framed that ir. i nil Wrong? was Mr. Stowart'u nnlnlr rntnrt Ifo then launched into a spiritad explanation of his WORE IN THE PARISHES. Ttxt Soatbom Archdeaconry ot Brooklyn fteTieiva tho Tear's l'rogrecs. Tho Southern archdeaconry of tbo dinccte of Brooklyn met yesterday afternoon and evening at the Church of the Atonement, Seventeenth street, near Fifth avenue, the Rev. Dr. R, F. Al - sop, the arohde&oon, presiding. The following cburohos and missions were represented: St. Ann's, All Saint's, Atonement, St. Andrew's, Christ church, Harrison streot; Christ churoh, Bay Ridge; Christ oburoh chapel, Red Hook: Holy Spirit, Emmanuel, Qraoe, St. John's, St. Paul's, Clinton street; St Paul's Flatbush; St, Peter's, Redeemer and Our Savionr. The after. noon session waa devoted to business, the orinci pal item being the reading of the annual report of the secretary, Rev. A. F. Tenner of St. Ann's, which reviewed tho work of the year. It read in part as follows: The missionary operations of this archdeaconry have beeu directed in behalf of live parishes and missions the mission of the Holy Apostle at Windsor Terrace, on Greouwood avenue, near x - rosjjoct street, l nis wont, oegnu a year and a nan ago uy tne Kv. air. Jackaoa of St, Paul's. Flatbush, was maintained for a year in a hired room. A ue piau 01 uuilillng a church to ac commodate tne growing congregation was laid before the archdeaconry at the meeting of Juno losi.sua was reierreu to a committee oon - ewtiug of tho reotor. of St. Paul's, Flatbush, tha Churoh of tho Atonement and the Rev. it B. Snoifden. At the October meeting this uiiseion was by resolution commended to the parishes of the archdeaoonry for their voluntary subscriptions and the offering at the missionary strviae givou for itn support. At the Fobraary meeting it was an - uounoeu gr kit. air. daosson tnat the church begun m November, 1801, was oompleted, two - thirde of tho oost having been contributed by me vesiry oi oi. xmii's, natonsti. ilia arcn ueaooiiry appropriated 400 for the support of a clergyman to conduct services there under the supervision of the reotor of St. Paul's. The church was opened on Qvxinquanesima Sunday and regular Bervlces havo sinco been held there, with an average attendance of 150 and a Sunday school nuroberiug 125. The buiU - iug, which can seat about 300 neoole. cost, with the ground, about $0,000, ail of which is paid uui, is.irou, at o per oem. inreo Hundred dollars was given by gentleinon in Brooklyn, tha rest by St. Paul's, Flatbush. which holds tho proportv as a chapel until it Bhall become self supporting. rno Key. Williain A. Wasson is the mimstor in ehnrco. St. Andrew's, Forty - seventh street A roquost imm iiw miiiOTi uov. xir. vx. a. uisko, tnat tne archdeaconry make an effort to raise $l,000:to enable this parish to purchase a plot of ground on ivmion w uand a new cnurcu, greatly needed in the immediate future, ou aooountof the rapid ly growing population in its vicinity, was re ferred on February 2 to a committee of the mree adjacent parishes ami one lay doiegaVe from each. The6e clergymen wore the Rev. 1L B. Hnowdon, chairman; Bo vs. Bishop Falknor of Christ church, Bay BiiU'e, and E. H. Welltnati of tne unurcii ot tno Atonement. The importance or tms paristxmay be peat indicated bv the state - inentof Dr. Flake, that St. Andrews it tho only i rotestaiit .episcopal ouurcu irom Seventeenth street to sixty - eighth street, and from the water front to Eleveuth avenuo. The report of tho committee, dated May 3, i udorsed the effort to raise tl, 000 to assist the parish, with tho understanding that the building be erected with the lease possiuie delay. St. John's, Fort Hamilton A considerable cor respondence between the vestrymon of this pnn ana tne minister, Kev. (t. H, Hepburn, on the one Baud, and tlxo archdeacon and the oisnop. on tne other, nas brought forward tho desire 01 t. John's to ssonro aid from tho arch deaconry until it can booomo self nnntmrtina' ine witnarawal or tuo former appropriation by tuo arciuieaconry oi lsrooKlyn. ine dilapidated condition of the church edifice, whioh can be neither sold nor repaired to advantage, the movomeut ana growth of population UDon which it must denemi in a dirner.inn nnrlliwinl of tbo present location and at an inconvenient distance, are me reasons urged by tho vostrr for the archdeaconry to help tliia, one of the oldest parishes on Lone Island, until it oan rather hiy etrongth and become self dependent in a bstter location. inougu una bio to sustain a resident minister unaided, it is manifesting much vigor in its Sunday school of 150 scholarB and 12 teachers. St. Jude's, Blythbourne, Rev. R. B. Snowden in UP BOBS IVANS. Once More Leader of His Old reenpoint Mission. .52 117.042..T2 ,'45.000.00 Mr. Hinrichs was frequently applauded. He expressed the hope that tho Sixteenth ward would make an excellent Bhowing at next Tuesday's primary. Joseph Zoll and others spoke briefly in uorman. PbEASAST CHURCH GOl.VO. , - . , - .. ... M.i ,3, uruii in cluded in tne nro limits iiahh ,,i . desire for sociological investigation and waain - ir - iu.iuu in iu.i;vy ci mi; now nils densely ooou - atea warn pad grown up under loose buildiue laws and without any rAat, - i,.,i, - .i. - . - . - , - - , - . .........uu. ,v, vn material used. A we L - noitii nciil.ntnf ik. i accompanied him on the trip. The explorer aud liw guide dropped off a Graham avenue oar at Montrose avonue. Ihe guide said: "Now we are iu the midst of tailor town. This i the most thickly eUiod part ef the ward as well as the lonirost Bottled OM mni.n'.. abound, but now rookeries are plenty. An hour's hard fire would sweep away the whole soct - on Suddcso that a good hard wind worn tn sparks from the Long Island railroad traina a block away into some otable or into ono nf ti,a sawmills whioh are very plenty around here. It wouia e anemer unicago nre on a limited scale. Wo are surrounded by breweries, rope walks, planing mills and half a dozen other easily inflammable bosfnesses. We run great danger. Look thero!" The guide pointed into a run of nueps which are a few briok stores on Broadway, and a few briok real - donees on Bnshwick avenue. That is all. Take the blook bounded by Jefferson street, Melrose street, Bremen street and Evergreen avenue, for instance. That is solidly built. Not one house ou its four sides is briok, or even briok filled, so far as the reporter could see. Behind the framo houses wore frame sheds, and at least half a dozen, stables. These are InsUaoes taken at random, to show the charaotar of the buildings whioh, without restriction, havo been pat up by hundreds. Tbo New Office of tho Baltimore and Ohio Raimioap Tho Baltlmoro and Ohio Railroad Company have placed a t nil lino of tickets to Baltimore, Wafiblngton, Unicago, Uioolnnall, St. lionis and all points West and Soatbwost at their sew office, 344 Pulton st, corner Boorum pi Blocrdos car space and seats in parlor cars sosmcd, Adv. " milv Well may it be that this terror nf anarnby in t in God's providence, the very instrument by wuion iipo aou nis successors snail vinrxmata tho church in the eyes of all men. As when iu a most critical period of ohnrch history the wisdom of anoient Greece was being used as a battering ram to demolish the structure of Christian thought, there came forth from an Italian cloister an humble monk whose glorious privilege it was to baptiBa Aristotle and make him tha draught horse of the church for all time. As times change the questions change aud new difficulties require new remedies. It would seem that in the solution of the questions of this age, a large share of the burden must rost upon the Catholio laity. What boots it that the church should proclaim aloud the duty of man to man if its children do not parry the spirit of Christ into the workshop, the counting house and the hails of legislation? What matters it that the ohnrch puts itBelf forward to an inquiring age as inteUi - gible if its laity reflect not Intelligence? It is not with the prelate nor the prieBt that . the world rubs shoulders. The ohuroh to - day ib judged not through its saintly ministers or its learned dootors, bat through us, its humble children, who have its good name iu our keeping. Never waa the world al largo more hungry after truth. Bo eager ia tha pursuit of knowledge that men fly to error rather thau be ignorant. That we shall be equal to the responsibility whioh the age has thrust upon ua mnat be brought about by a systom of education whtoh wiU neglect neither mind nor sonl, whioh recognizes that God Is as actual as the world is palpable. This is the work of the churoh alone. .inat you, my iora oisnop, will in your new oharge respond nobly to this demand of our ago, we, who have drunk with yon from the Bame spring ef knowledge and boast our intelleotual descent freni the same mother, oan little doubt. For it has been our mutual prtvUege to have been fashioned by the hand of those who for 350 years have been the flower of the world's ednoa - tors. Humble as we ourselvea may be, may we not ba Dardoned for a momant'n nririo in iU glorious affiliation whioh we can olaim. It but rox&ainB to xne. in behalf mf thn laif.y nf nn, brothor alumn 1, to bid you in tbo spirit of the old Gaelio salutation, "Ten thousand welcomes." lAPPiause.j Mr. Carr was generously applauded. The next speaker was Bishop McDonnell, - who said: The poet has said that "Be it a weakness it deserves some praise. We love the play place of our early dave." And if we may say this of the place whoro you kneeled down to draxv the obalk ring, with how much greater truth may be it be said of these gatherings of alumni whioh bring back the memories of these play nlaooB? And of those Play Dlaoea may it bo said that snoh a nnanm a this is touching and the heart is stone that feels not at. such a sight a slad thrill of delight. You wiU then understand why I find myself o mnoh afVected hv thin - unarm fn - nlirhf ),. I find myself nnable'to express myself in words whioh reecho the feelings of my heart. I thank you, although these wt4t isom soldi and are j Or. iUercditli'H Exposition of the Klrlity - fourilk Psalm. The international Sunday school lesson for this week is "Delight in God's House.' - Dr. Meredith continued his exposition in tha Tompkins avenue Oongregatioual church. Theleaspn wa9 the Psalm LXXXIV. Dr. Meredith said in brief: If .you have looked into thn hnnltu in iimrn iha aUtllOrshl'D Of this Xlsalm vnn mnHK luv. ,,nrint unuai, mYentny vi opinion, riven tnose wno aro confident that David wrote it are divided. Borne think, for instance, that he wrote it in remembrance of the time whon ho was Hoeing froniSaul. Others think that it commemorates the revolt of Absalom. Others attribute it to one of tho sous of Korah. 8till othars hi - inrr ir linmi to tho captivity. The Bimple direot way is to say that we know nothing about the authorship. we nnow mat tne autnor was a Jew, entirely devout aud a poet of no mean order. Let us assume that David xvi - ntn it i,o might well have done it. Let us see what this psalm has to say to .us. Impress upon your scholars that, in studviner ordinary lit.mnr.iiro whonyoix have found out what thooirotimstauces were uuaer which it was wntteu and tha moaning of the writer you have done all. I!nt. with t.lm Bible you have ouly half commenced. Impress tins especially in tnoso days when meu are say - inir that the Bible is to hn rnJin,! lii. - ,. iv tlw.,. literature. This stauduoint ia thn miirn iimiinr. oils from the fact that it is half ti ne. It is also true and moro tme that it should be studied like no other literature. Br amiable the wriri - nn. lovely. Of course there was only one tabernacle. The plural rofers to the different courrs of tho temple. It would not be possible to be more intense. Literally "longeth" should be translated turning pale," while "faiiiteth" homd be "faueth " as though bo were about die. His sou!, his Hush and liij Im.irr Ins whole boing was drin'g for tha temoU. hat should givo him that intonse yearning ? ne naxt v, - rse is very difhunlt. T thmli ir. means that the writer enviod the vory sparrows who built their nests in tho eaves of tho temple. In the next verse with two "mys" tho writer takes hold of God firmly and with both hands. What was there underneath all this? The tabernacle is precious because iu it the living God manifested Himself, That in the Jewish conception. What have we that corresponds ? A contrast must be takon into account. For us tho vail is rent, and where there ia a man to pray there 4od is. Theirs was a sacrifioial service. For us a sacrifice has boon made for onco and all. There are hundreds of thousands of peoplo who turn God's mercies against His charch.. Because prayer is free as air they undervalue the value of God's house. I want you to toaoh the children about the house ef God, its servioos, the social and united prayer, tho singing of praises, the united study of God's Word. Gat before thoir minda something of tho value of going to church. IT - HAS A SURPLUS SOW. Treasurer Houry of the Republican Ex. ccntivo Committao Makes His Report. The May meeting of the Republican exacntive committee wan held at headquarters, 153 Lawrence streot, last night, and was characterized by entire harmony. Only incidentally were tho recent hotly contested primaries and congressional conventions referred to. Naval Officer Theodore B. Willis was on hand to see that the Nathan faction did not gain any advantage. In the absenoe of Israel F. Fischer, the chairman, Jacob Brenner of tha Tenth ward presided and Warren C. Tredweli recorded. There waa a largo attendance, every ward but three being represented. Treasurer John F. Henry reported (hat there was a balance of about $2,000 on hand, with no liabilities oxcept a few email bills. An informal discussion took place on the plan for appointing captains for each election district. The matter of sending a representative delegation to the Minneapolis convention was alto discussed, bat no aotion was takou. It was expected that Israel F. Fischer, chairman of tha executive committee, would tender hiB resignation at last night's meeting, but it was not road. A friend of Mr. Fischer's Baid it was prepared and, he thought, had been sent to Secretary TredweU. The latter said be had not received it. Mr. Fischer made up his mind some time ago, it is said, to resign on account of a pressure of private business. AXXOAIi DIHHEB F THE APOLLO CLDS. Tho eighth annual dinner of the Apollo club of this eity took place at the Montauk club Monday evening. About sixty members oat down to an elaborate menu. Among the invited guests were Carll D e 8ilver, president of the board of direct ors; Dr. William Jarvie, vice president; Rafael Navarro, H. E. H. Benedict, and a goodly num ber of former aotiva members of the club. After coffee and cigars had bsan placed on the table Mr. C. E. Roqua, the toastmaster, introduced tho various speakers of tho evening. Addresses were made by Dr. Jarvie, Dudley Buck, I. p. Taylor, John Hyatt Brewer and Rafael Navarro. A notable feature of the evening's enjoyment was the presentation to Mr. Daniel WoBcoat, for fonrteBn years the efficient eoeretary of the ApoUo club, of an elaborate silver cup in tokeu of their appreciation and esteem. Solos and club songs enlivened the proceedings, and the festivities came to a close about midnight. "IiB PLAHTATWH DAIS." F. Hopklnson Smith will repeat his leaturo, "Old Plantation Days," at Association hall, 503 Fulton slreol, Saturday evening, May 7. The lecture will be made doubly interesting by humorous illustrations and characteristic sketches of anld lane ay no in the sunny South. The leoture was recently delivored before a orowded audience at Historical hall and as theVibiect for which it is given the building fund of tho Homo for aged colored poople li specially deserTinc, it is hoped that a large audienoo will greet him. Hourly Trains . To the north and West by Heir York Central, 8o ticio tW. - Adv. '',' - - . v. . - . ..: - Total S2.302.042.31 Accompanying this statement was a resolution which tho board adopted providing that a special meeting be held next Tuesday to'diacuss the budget. The law committee sent in a rocomnienilation that the contract for the purchase of property on Quitioy street, adjoining sohool No. 20 ou Gates avonue, be approved, which waa adopted oy the board. On the recommendation of the committee on ueatmg and ventilation, tho appointment of W. B. Coloa aa inach inisl, at 53.50 per day, was confirmed. Nelson W. Gates, for tho eomm ittee ou high school, got a resolution adopted nnthorizins ten teachers to be appointed for the new girls' high school upon its completion, by the local commit tee of the sohool iu conjunction with the teaoh - ers' committee. John Y. Culyor followed this with a moasiiro providing that tho committee on boys' high Bchool in conjunction wilh tho teachers' committee be authorized to appoiut six teachers at salaries not to exceed 52,000 nor year. After a brief discussion tho resolution was adopted. The additional teachers will be needed whou the new boys' high school is completed. The board adopted a resolution providing for tho addition of two class rooms to Bchool No. 29. The annual report of tho superintendent of public instruction, William H. Maxwell, and that of Albort S. Caswell, superintendent of the de partment of music in the sohools, wero submit ted to the board and ordered printed. Ihe miiob discussed question of tho disposition of the new school building at tbo corner of Sohe - nectady avenue and Bergen street, originally in tended for the colored school at Troy avonue and Dean street, was brought before tho board by the nreBOixtation of this roport approved by C. Simis, jr., and Lbou Miher of the local committee: Whereas. The colored nonnlarinn i,Aira!, - - ,a,l as it is and has been for years in and about tho present public school No. 08, and, Whereat, The same have had loryears and still havo a school under colored lunervisinn intnnrlA.t for and composed of colored children in this dis trict, ana Whereas. Tho Baid Domilation nre fnr nnl m i deprived of these school privileges so loug enjoyed by thorn, Resolved, That the entire organization of the present public school No. 08, be given such number of class rooms in tho new buildinir nnw in course of orection ou Schenectady avonue and xiereen street ior uso ami instruction as required until a new building shall havo been erected to take the place of the present sohool hatiKH oitimi - on the present site owned bv this board otuer. Resolved. That the new buildinc now in nr oi erection on ocuencciady avenuo and Uergen street oe Known as puoiic school Wo. 83 and tnat said scuooi ne organized as an lnilnnnnripnr. liUMrruenxaio icnooi and t nal a commit en n nn. pintod for tho same and that any action horota - l'oro takon and inconsistent herewith be and is nereuy rescmueu. T. McCai)ts Stewart, the colored member ef the board, who has boeu seeking to hax - a the now school a mixed one. pie. anted on his own behalf as a member of the local com - Jiittea a miuority report. A number of colored peaplo who wero present listened to it and to the discussion of the qnestion that fulluwod with close attention. Mr. Stewart read hia roport as follows: To Ihe Bonrd of Education: Under a resolution, missed bv this linnvl nt. ;ta last meeting, the matter of the reorraniy.s.tinn nf puuiic 6CUol Ko. 08 and the transfer thereof to tno new sonooi ouiuuna on tun corner nf Nn in. nectany avenue was rererrod to the local commit. tee ol said sonooi with instructions to reDort at thi, tha May meeting of the board (minutes isaa. page ytii.i Alter a oertunctni - v h muni tion ot the matter herein a rennrt ivm mirm - A noon by a majority of tho committee and the same nas oeeu maue &tui signou. Tlic under. signed member aud chairman of said committee hereby dissents from the oonclasious reached and recommendations made by the majority, and respeotruiiy suoinits tno rouowing minority report: Tho majority report ib not the result of de liberation m committao, but was predetermined before its meeting. The member wuoso name is first ou the report expressed through tho Enblic press, soon af tor the last meeting of this oard, substantially the views contained in said report, oince our last meeting, a vacanoy occurred in the oomraittee by the resignation of one of its members. His place was immediately filled by the member whose uame is second ou saw report, ana wnose opposition to the uae of the new school building for tho purpose for whioh it was erectod had been emphatically declarod by himself in and to this board, and in and tnrougn tno puono press, oetore his appointment to tb.6 local coniiniUae of Baid public school No. 08. Thorefore, so far as the majority roport is ooncernod, it should have no advantage as a de liberate paper over: the minority report, but eacn snouiu ne considered upon its merits. A brief reference to the history of tha matter ueroiu win roiru.a mo mirim or tne memuora or the ooara. Alter rqoeatod petitions from the patrons oi aaia pnonc Bouool jso. 08 for a new school building, my predecessor, Mr. P. A. White, had the satisfaction of seeing a resolutioupass this ooaru uiructiug tue committee on sites and localities to purchase a "site for a building to reliovo public school No. 08, to bo located south of Atlantic avenue" (minutea, 1880, page 542). Said site waa amy purcnasea 'minutes. 1880. page 901). After ita Dnrchaso a nrooositien to nan nun nit, - . for another sohool bnildinc and to rebuild fortlm present public sohool No. 08, ou the corner of Troy avonuo, wuero it now stands, was considered by tha committee on school houses. It wan opposed uy tuo coioreu people, mo committee gave them a hearing. Alter a patieut una carotui nearing ana a thorough examination of the matter, the committee announced to the delegation that it would recommend me erection upon tne Honenoetady avenue site of a building for relief of publio scuooi no. oh. iu Doara upon motion of the chairman of tho committee on school houses directed the said committee to preparo plans and specifications aud advertise for proposals for a building of ten class rooms to bo erectod on tho site recently acquired by the board on Schenectady avenue, said aohool when completed shall ba known as public school No. 08, and the use of tuo present ouuaiug tbaii then bs discontinued (minutes. 1800, page 130). At the October, 1890, meeting of this board a petition was received from one - John W. Croger and others asking that a sohool for colored children be not erected on Schenectady avenue and that a school for white children be erected there on. Said petition was referred to the joint committee ou school houses and sites and localities (minutes, 18U0. page 704). A petition from W. F. Johnson. R. H Parry and ethers urging the erection of a school bnilding on Schenectady avenne for the relief nf rmblin school No. 08 was also received by this board and referred to the school house committee (minutes, 1800, pago 703). The whole matter was considr - id nt an Avon. ing session by the said joint committee of this board. A delegation representing the white people, headed by John W. Croger, with legal counsel, aud a delegation reproionting Afro Americans, headed by W. F. Johnson and Bufus L. Perry, sr., with legal oouusel, also appeared before the said joint committee. After an exhaustive consideration of the subject, both sides agreed that they wanted 9 building) large enough to accommodate all the children of the neighborhood, irrespective of race or color; and the white representatives said that they had no objection to colored teachers, as some of them had beon taught in this very publio sohool No. 08 by colored teachers. Whereupon the said joint committee, through its presiding officer, Mr. William Harknese, expressed its gratification that tha parties before it had agreed upon a settlement; and as a result, and ae a ratification thereof, the board, at its November, 1800, mooting ordered that Instead of ten class rooms, the new building should contain not legs than twenty nor more than twenty - four olasa rooms. (Minutes 1880, pace 873.) TJwexeotioa of the haUdiiig procaodod. Noto - pusiuoii. a! aunoi - rcii mo talk aoout mo colored oliarge At tho meeting ol June 24. 1801. is so u'n l"?, 19ano before the board was simply was appropriated for this work, whioh haB mado """um 1. iiwuiu ouidurt, 1110 iiiui'meut 01 its committees in having erectod tho fins new build ing for the colored school or stultify itself by oacsmg aown ana reiusing to give tne colored people tne piaoe mat had beeu especially pre pared ior tuem. Mr. Harkness said he had not changed in his convictions in this matter. He had always boen opposed to mixed sohools, although he was ever ready to do all he could to aid the colored peoplo to seoure all needed school accommodations. Mr. Harkuess ralioarsed tho histary of his connec tion with the colored schools during tho tinio ho haB been in the board. He expressed tha epin 1011 tnat tno best course 111 the present instance was to transfer the colororl school to the now building until othor accommodations could be provided. General H. C. King spoke briefly against Mr. btewart's proposition. When a vote xvas takon on the report of Mr. btewart it was rejected, 14 in the affirmative to 25 in the negative. The majority report was than adopted without discussion. air. Stewart Ban! afterward to tho reporters that he raa thoroughly disgusted. "While I have Boms thought," he deolared, "ofseokitig a reconsideration, I rogard the matter as uraoti - cally settled, and it seems, to mo that undor somo circumstances Auiorican raco prejudice is stronger than its sense of justice." P. H. McNulty seourod tho adoption of a reso lution providing that tho report of his committee on manual training, printed ia yosterday's ciAgle, bo printed 111 the minutea and made the bpecial order of btiBiuass at next Tuesday's special meeting after tho discussion of the budget. John Guilfoyle, a memborof the committee, presented a minority report on the subjoct aud got similar privileges for it. The finance committee presented tho followini: report of the financial traneactions of the board lor the mouth of April aud the condition of the accounts on the first day or May, 1802. Aggrs - gato amount of warrants drawn, $237,117.50; repairs and furnishings, SI, 344.07; heating and ventilating. $2,335.10; employ in workshop. $3,404.08; fuel, 4,882.83; compulsory oduca tiou, $1,340.28; contingent fund, J5Q1.72; Janitors' wages, $7,018.80: toachers' wages, $104. - 508.50; officers' salaries, $4,281.80: music teachers' salaries, $2,104.00; salary of librarian, S,.i; expressing or DooHs, tlGG.oO; printing, $882.05; evening schools, $34.00; books, $22, - 881.21; music books, 2,107.00; janitors' supplies, $350.33; niano - t and repairs, $853; library fund $10; gas, $547.83; new building fund, $17,174.25; total, $237, 117.50. The report was adopted. Tho board adjourned. croat progress since then. The property, melnd - lna threo lots 01 ground, with the enlarged ouiidiug. la worm 4.( 00. on wmcli there th - mains an indebtedness of $1,800. St. Margarofc's inis.ion Tho plan or employing Rov. Mr. Loya to take charco of an Italian mis sion in this vicinity was referrod to a committee consisting ot ISev. Mr. h.insolviiig, Kev. Hugh Maguiro and Rev. J. D. Skene, which has duly oonsiilored the matter, but advises postponement 01 action. The report was adopted and $100 granted to St. Jnde's, $250 to St. John's and 51,000 to St. Andrew's. Tha election of officers came next and the Rev. A. F. Tetiney of St. Ann's was olioten secretary, 0. M. Trowbridge troavi' - er and F. H. Parsonsllay momber of tho arch,. 'S.'mry. All were re - eiectoa. The evening scss - .o.. n s a mis sionary one. Rev. Dr. Alsop and liev. A II. Caley speaking. The next meeting will be bold at St. Jude's, Blylliebourne. A.t3UAl INSPECTION OF THE THIKTV - SECOXD. Colonel Clark's JTieii nuke Ibe (ireaicst Effort of Thoir Lives. CAECIL1AXS VAXCK The Society's AS WELL AS Sl?(. Jteceiition illnslcal TIilw Season. The members of the Caocilia society of tho eastern district hold their lat musical and re - coptiou at the Pouch gallery, on Clinlon avonue, last night. Tho guests were received by the patronesses of the affair and escorted to their Beats by the young man in attendance. Tho programme xvas as follows: Baritone solo, "Israfol,' Oliver King; contralto solo. Miss Ceacelia Baobo' Pollock: soprano solo, waltz solo, Patterson. Miss Eugenia Sol'.gnoy; baritone solo, "Tho Two Grenadiers;" Scliuman; reading, "Tom's Stars,' ' Miss Pollock. At 11 o'clock supper was served in the dining - room, after which dancing was in ordor until the early hours of the morning. Among tho euesta wero Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Millar, James Rodnioud, William Goster, Mr. and Mrs. James King. Miss King, Miss Simmons, Miss Lizzie Hall, Benjamin Marinus, Mrs. George W. Orten, Hobrus Orton, Mr. and Mrs. Francis W. Young, Mr. and Mrs. George Esaig, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Rhodes Mr. and Mis. A. G. Kratzer, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Ben tier, Mr. and Mr. .Ininou II Bell, Mr. and Mrs. WjlliamHnigbt, Horace Chi - cuester, aiiss Aneevino, air. and Mrs. Frederick Dare. Hoffmann Beach, Dr. Jenny Baker, Dr. Lot - tie Cort, Miss Craig, Miss Burr, Miss Kames, Mr. and Mrs. A. U. Broxvn, Mr. and Mrs. Edward oeciey, .xiise ueatnee urewu, Clarence Sealey, Dr 11. rt. fenslow, Miss Ceacelia Boebe Pollock. Mr. an el Mrs. Edward Beardaley, Mr. and Mn. Charles H. Pollock, Mr. and Mrs. John H. Hesse, Mifs uracil riartian, ;ur. ana airs. Jt.uic8 K. Hpcrry. Thomas A. Peters, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Young, Miss Nellie M. Bemey. F. William Weeks, Mrs. isernarn l - eiora, xir. and airs. J. flonrv Dick, Mr, and Mrs. lleury A. Powell, Dr. and Mrs. Mrerle. iiutmui 11 u.uuui 11, .ui. and .nrs. Lreorge owalm, Mr. and Mrs. Brows, Dr. and Mrs. James Flom - miug, Dr. and Mrs. Harries, Mr. aud Mrs. T. Motz. Miss Todd, Mr. and Mrs. Gibbons, Mr. and Mrs. Hitching, Mr. and Mrs. Claroace Lyons xr. auu jura, aieioaii. With the inspection of Hie Thirty - second regi ment yesterday afternoon Inspector General Thomas II. McGrath coraplotod his work for the year in the Sscond brigade. It was tha iutention to parade Colonel Clark's command in Prospect park, but yesterday morning tho weather waa so bad that the general thought bost to have the ceremony in the armory and at 10 o'clock he telegraphed tho colonoi to that effect. The othor officers aud the men of course know nothing of tho change in the orders until they assembled at tho armory, when exproaiions of disappointment wore heard on all si los. This was at 2 o'clock in tha afternoon and the Bnu was shining brightly. Lieutenant Foots was sent for the Flatbush com pany K, which turned out forty - one strong, sol dierly looking fellows, evoryone newly uniformed. It was feared thst the oolouul wonld not have anything for them to woar. Major Elect Macumbor, who lives in Flatbush, rodo to tho parade ground and might have boen waiting there yet, if lie had uot seen K go toward that city on a horse car. A numbor of privates who had permission to go direct to tho parade ground had their trip for nothing - and several hundred friends of tho regiment, mon and women, made a long journey to the park, waited there for several hours and theu camo home. For inspection the regiment was formed in two battalions under Captains Maxson ami Sclmenock, the first comprising Oom:an ex I F, II, and (i: the second, B, 0,,'D, and A K took a pesitio 11 on the loft of the second battalion. The adjutants were Lieutenants King andBagnall. The inspection was finished about 4 : 1 5 o'clock. General McGrath was assUto 1 bv W. II. A. Cochran of the brigade sr. - ilT. Takon as a whole the regiment made a verv cruditablo appearance Arms .unl equipments were in good condition. The m - n xvero steady in the ranks an - 1 ationtix - o tn business, but many of them did not know apparontly how to stack arms for 110 loss than soveustaeksoamotii'.iib'iin - ,' upon tho floor. After the impj. - tioii General McGrath ordered a battalion drill, which wa, continued for an hour. Then two companies froineaeli li - .tttali'iu wore exevlfd and for nearly The Expelled Methedist Will Come Back to Twa as the Boiiastated President of Abidiul - Circle and the Iter.E. H. Row - laadssn, Wko Took Bis Place Teiap.. rarily, Must Go. Fresh trouble ia browitig in tho Methodist ana kindred churehes of the Seventeenth ward, for Julian F. Ivans, who xvas expelled from the Tabernacle church on charges of immorality and waa afterward driven from town, aa it then appeared, by the mere intimation that Anthony Comatook would bo invitod to investigate his oase, is not only coming back to Greeupoint, but io going to resume his old position there as a religions leader. Ivans, it may be recalled, was for more than twenty ytars, or from boyhood, a conipic - uous and apparently devout revivalist. Ho was a member for a number of years of the First Greeupoint Methodist Episcopal churoh and afterward of tho Tabernacle ohuroh, and in each he was a Sunday school teacher and tho organizer of young people's praying bands and other associations. Noxt ho organized, as a eort of independent gospel mission, Abiding circle of King' sons and daughters, wito headquarters at 252 Manhattau avenue, and waa oiected ita president. He lod revival services there overy Sunday night aud two or three other nights of each week. At one of these meattugs last February the Rev. Charles L. Jackson, then pastor of the Christian Churoh of tho Evangel, ap. peared and openly accused Ivans of having written immoral letters to a young mail of his congregation. Ivans dramatically deuied the ohargo, and getting possosaiou by a ruse of tho alleged incriminating letters touched them io a lamp flamo aud bnrned thorn before the faces of his acouseri and supporters. Othor charges of. immorality were also brought against him, and on February 22 ho was tried by a committee of the Tabernacle Methodist Episcopal church, presided over by the Rev. A. S. Kavanagb, fonnd guilty and expelled, the ehler reason for showing him no mercy being that the evidence, aocordluf to the report of the couxmiitao, proved that not ouly had ho Binned Jiinnolf, but that ho had habitually and persistently mado use of hie posi - tion to load others, especially tho young, into sin. Ivans, skill defiant, remained at th hand nf Abiding circle of King's sons and dans - Mora. and applied for membership in the Central Methodist Episcopal church, la South Fifth street. Ho wae rejected, and the Rev. W. D. Thompson, paBlor of that church, wroto to him with kindness, but unmistakable firmness, advising him for his own sako to leave the oitv and , to p - ay in some obscure place, far from the com. ' munity he had outraged, for forgiveness and nl - tlmate salvation. Iu that lotter it was hinted that the evidence takon at Ivans' trial niifht bo incwuHu 10 Aiiinony uomatoce. ivans anoar - vn. Stilly tank tho hint fr n fnn, S.. l - n . . 1 ... - v,, uhj o , v: 1 no jpi, Groenpoint, saying that ha was going to the far Host as a traveling ovangolist. Buthooould not have gone vory far. for on occasions ho mado short visits to his old A nobody desired to persecute him no notice was taken of these visits. He had resigned as president of Abiding circle and, though bis no - ceesor was not chosen, the meetings went on undor the direction of tho Rov. E. H. Rowlaml - son, as leader of religious sorvicaa, Mr. Rowland - ion, who is one of the most vonerablo of Methodist lay preachers and toinporanon workers iu the city, induced tha oirole to mox - e from its quarters in Manhattan avenue to a little hall at 10 Bedford avennr, almost on the border line betxTBen thn' Sex - onteenth and Fourteenth wards. Ho wanted to grt away from the nnighborhood mada notorious by the publicity given to Ivans' troubles. For a time the mission progressed in its new home, quietly if not prosperously, and the Ivans incident xvas passing sut of publie recollection. To - day, however, Mr. Uowlandsen showed to an Eaolf. reporter a letter which ho is about to Bend to the circle. This is the letter: Abiding Circle - . King's Sons ana Dauolitm. A'o. 10, llean rd dec 11 ue: Having resigned thn nnilinn nf )niriar nf ligious services in this circle, the uudertigned is no longer connected therewith in - ri.annnsihln fnr any of its ptocsedings. E. H. IIoxvla.nphon. Mr. Bowlaudson said that ho hid resigned b3 - cause the circle, at its annual meoting just held. had re - oloetod as its president Julian F. Ivans. who is expected home tine week. Tho meeting was controlled by Iv.xu3' friends, mostly xromen. who still think that the orgauuar of the mission has beon shamefully persecuted and are determined to stand by him. The re - election of Ivans was brought about with Ivans' knowledge and consent, aud, iu fact, is said to have beon engin eered by him. Mr. Bowlaudson said that undor tho circumstances ho could uot remain ideutifijil ' in any xvay with the mission. It is oxpoctevlthat Ivans will preidde at next Sunday night's serv - ices. Greennoint clergymon and other raligieua leaders are indignant over the prospect of seeing Ivans again pose in tho community at the head of a gospel mission. Thoy Bay that his appear - mce iu such a capacity has a tendency to hnrt a'.l religious work, and if they can proreut it they certainly will. They foel that, altor all that has been brought out concerning tho caso. tha speclaclo of Ivans aa the roinstatud leader of 1 recognized evangelical organization will be I publio scandal. LAID THE C01t.NERST0.VK. an nour longer li. u, t an 1 u lud the 11, ior. lowing is tho ollieinl record of atti - iidnm - o: Stall ami company. Fol - RITLES FOR THE MAItKSJlE.x. icefftiiauoaa I.ovortiing This Year's IlillG Practice at Crcedmoor. By tho regulations for riflo praotice at the ranges, MBuod from tho adjutant general's office, Albany, yesterday, troope required or entitled to practice will ba divided iato three classes: Third, all not appearing in a range for practice; Becond. all present for practice without rogard to previous qualific.xtions who must make a score of 15 at 100 yards, standing, on a No. 3 targot; first, all who have qualified in the second olass. They must practice at 200 yards sitiiugand 300 yards prone on a No. 3 target. Thoae not making 15 at 200 will not shoot at 300. Asooro of 30 in this class will constitute a marksman: a ecors of 42 at 500 aud 000 yards, ou a No. 9. target, a Bharpshooter. Marksmen who fail to make 20 at 500 yards wiU not shoot at 000. The record must stand npon tho first qualifying score, as shooting for a second or higner score ia prohibited. Sharpshooters, however, may improve their score by subsequent practice. Each enlistod mau xvill shoot with the rifle issued by tbo state and" brought by him to me range, unlets declared lmperfeot, and in such csbb he will shoot with the nearest ao - proved piece in the ranka. On the completion of clasB work, firing in ranks siugle) will be takou up, as follows: 100 yards, standing, two roundi; 800 and 300 yards, kneeling, each distance four ronndB. Ammunition ether than that iesaed bv the state is prohibited when firing in ranks. Firing will not be permitted to proceed without the presence of a medical officer. Front right covers, of a pattern that may be easily detached, may ba allowed in practice for the marksmen's decoration, but must not be permanently attached to the rifle. ; IB IT B OF iDliURB O. BY ASS, Edmund 0. Evans, captain of the Bedford wheelmen and ono of the club's most prominent member died on Monday after three weeks' illness. He wat 21 yetri.old anil one of the bast known bioyelists la Brooklyn. Hit fathar. Charlei D. Evans, Is an old resident of the eastern district aud founded the Avonian society. Tha decosBcd had a fine volos and was a fairly clover amateur aotor. Sarab Baron Anrleraiatt Slugs in SBjah" to - aiehik A4mlHion60eoat, - Adr. Firld n'l tail N011 t - ommi...sione(l ht.xlT. . Cmipauy A Company Ii Cmmnnv O ("oraii.xny 1) lunip.xiiy ' Company G Cnmpaiiy H iimDinr I Comnany K Total I'roietit. j, Alisont. ' c s 3 ! c a' ' 5 r. ' . P c. 1 e Z a . , - j , a , 2 ' s ' 3 : ' ? ' ! H : ; 2 ' i; : "S .T.".T'"8 : 7:.Tk . : n 0 1 1 10 2 .'ill 38 !...! 1 1 :l!) 2 46 - 47 i: 1 , - IM 3iT 37 ... ..... .... 37 1 3. - . - 30 1; 2! '.! 3! 3 41 14 .... 11 2 37 30 - 5 5. H 1 l:l 44 44 2 30 - 11 2 2 l.l 0, - 11 41.....: 0, 0. 47 :3l301 384 1 10 403 Percentatfo pros9nt, 05.20. Threo companies, C, F and II, paraded thoir full strengths Two privatoi in one company were very much disgusted whon they learned that tho regiment was not going to the park and, making up their minis not to bo inspected, retired to the gallery among the spectators. Tli9ie thoy wero discovered Uy thoir captain aud dragged downstairs. Thoy will probably find before long that their connection with the regiment has been severed for tho good of the Bervico. Lat year the percentage of the regiuiont was 05.34 or a tnfio less than this but not so good considering the fact that tho men iu attendance yeBtorday turned out for a day time field inspection which interfered xvith their business. General McGrath told iiti EiOUi reporter that the Twenty - third regiment claim of 38 instead of 40 absentees xvas uot allowed. Thoir oer - centage must stand therefore at 94.00 against the 05.34 of tho Thirty - second, and tho Twenty - third bad a Saturday afternoon for its impaction, which is considered the best day in tho week for the ceremony. The inspection of the Thirty - second yesterday is really ihe best the rogimout ever had, and. all things considered, thore is no reason why officers and men should not feel somewhat olated. DfcUlAR ELECTED SIAUSflAL. Ho Will Lioatt the Douooernilc Force tho National Couxestion. A meeting of tha Deniocratio executive com mittee was held last night at the Thomas Jefferson on Court square. The ouly business transacted was to heir the report of the comruittoo having in charge the arrangements for the trip of the local delegation to the national convention at Chicago. Thomas 0. Pearsail presided aud Arthur Walkloy recorded. Colonel John B. Msy. enborg reported that be had visited the windy aity and secured accommodations for 250 at the Shearman houso. As airaady stated in the Eaole tho coat of the trip will be $75 per man. Representatives from nearly evary ward in the eity handed in a list of the number of men expected from each. Daniel Ryan, the loader of the Eighth ward, was the first to plank down cash. He gavo a check for $075, with the'namos of nine pilgrims Irom bis bailiwick. Ex - Assem blyman Lawrence F. Torney of the Third ward paid for three and said thero would ba nine more from his domain. It xva deoided that the list mid be closed on May 17, at which titno all who desired to make the trip must pay In the money. Ex - County tilerk John Dolmar was elected marshal. The pilgrims will leave on the Saturday before tho convention and will march to the annex at the foot of Faltou street, from whence they wiU bo oonveyed by a tpeeinl "ooit to the Pennsylvania denat at Jersey City. Each man will bo provided with a high white list aud an umbrella. A band ef Uirty pieces will accompany the delegation. A Mow Ckunel for (bo 01lraud Avouuo Methodist Kpiscepal Church. Under tho glaro of an oloutrie light and tho folds ef a number of American flags the coriisr - stone of the new chapel of tha Nustraud avenuo Methodist Episcopal church at the corner of CJuincy street and No - strand avonuo, was laid. The new chap:l will be an adJition to the church and will have ihreo eiur.iuous on the Quiucy street si le . Tho time for the laying of the stono wax set for 0:45 P. !., Bin it was long after that w.'iau the ceremony toon place. Lx - Auditor Butan, the contractor, hud tho ground ll nr laid, thus form - ing a solid platform. The Sunday sohool children were formed in line in the churoh aud marched from there to this platform. To tht lit and - the st me wero William Adann, tho Kev. Or. T. Ii. Poiilson. Mryor Boody, ox - Auditor Retail, Thomas F. li itan, jr.; tho Hey. Charlei 11. Buck, the llev. Dr. Cbarlos M. Giilin. William Hcrrics, the Hot. T. P.Frosi, the llev.Dr. M. 1). Chapman. Sunday School tilirTeriiitomleiit' It. G. Davisson and Captain Braniian. Tho exere: bogaa wilh a song by the Sunday 100I scholar! led by W. 3. Clark, eoruetist. The Rjr. Dr. Ponl - ion Ud in th ; respjinive reading of Psalm 1 32 and t.;o Rev. Clixrlos H. Buck nff.rd prayer. Tuo p ah tor. tho Rev. A. H. Goodiuoiigli, announced that tho excitants of '.he box. about t - b - j place,! in the cornerstone, wore as follows - Several current coins, Easter and current number of i.'lmrch find Hume, Easier snuvf nir couUtmng picture of tha now building, names of officers of tin - church and of the different societies; dun.lay school niAtrdil with tha r4aos of a l the oflL - ers and membsrs ol the sohool, list of nam - . - s of - .nauiheri of the ohnrch and a copy oT the roll of honor iu th,i primary department, a oietnre of tho ol I chapel, minutes of tha Now York eaxt conference of 1802, hymnal and book of discipHno from tho box iu the stone of the old chapel, new lirin - ial an 1 Bible, a copy of tha Christian Ailv - JcMt and all tho local papers, Methodist Episcopal yaar baok, an Eaolx Ah - .xiA.vAc and a progrunme of tho oxcrcijos at tho laying of tho stone. The box it, elf, the paitor announced, xvas made aud presented to tho church by the W. 0. Vos - bnrgh manufacturing company. Than turning to Mayor Boody, who stool at his left. Pastor Gooduough presented the chief executive of tho city with a silver trowel. Oa the ebony handlo is a plate bearin.' tiie inscription "Presented to Myor David A. Bjody on the oo3aion of tho cornerstone laying of tho new chapel of the Nos. trand avenuo Mothoiist Eniscopal church on May 3, 18 02." Mayor was grooiod xvith applanse as he topped down from the platform and laid tho cornerstone. After onother song by tha children and the benedictien by the pastor the outdoor exercites closod. The ceremonies wero continued in th? church, the pailor presiding. Tho programme comprwed a hymn by tho congregation, a prayer by tha Rev. Dr. Chat - Ian M. Giftia of Grace, chuysh, an address by the B'jv. T. P. ol Smnwarfisld Methodist Ksisoopal chnrch, an anthem by the ohoir. an ad lroi by Mayor Biidy, an anthom ny tho choir, an address by the Bsv. M. B Chapman, D. D., of the New York avenue Methoditt Episcopal churoh, a hymn by tho congregation and the benediction by the pastor. TO HISS UEOKKIK LAHSO.V. TcntiiiKialul Concert mid ICiitcrlain - meiit Civcn at tli Criterion. Wm, littdvvis, tlxo Crest Basest B)njr - Kiijea " to - nigst - Adv, Tho testimonial concert and entertainment given to Miss Georgia Lanison at tho Criterion theater last evening drew a large audience and the encoroi were fraquont. Miss Lamson playnd nearly all the pianoforte accompaniments. Tho contributors to the evening's entertainment were Miss Annie L. Walker, soprano: Miss Laura 3. Groves, contralto; Miss Lnu - i B. Phdps, violinist; Miss Bi&nohe L. FriJorio), reader; J. H. Bronnan, tenor; Signor Broccoliui, basio; Rx - fael Navarro, pianist; A. M. Fnenies, flutist; H. B. Walker, mandolinis!; H. M. Spedon, cartoonist and humorist; Thomas T. Hayden, roader, and tho Clitoi quartst. Mr. JIay.len's appearance xvas the signal for a hearty burs' of applause. The reader iufti.ei much of hii old tiins pathos and fooling iuto bis lines, and a recall was heartily givcu. Uiu Lama - in xras fxceodiugly successful. She is a very able playar ou the piano, her touch being sare, her power of oxpres sion facile nd of a wida rang. She xra much applmdsid by Van an lionoi In general. BKOOKI.Y.x" UVKSTOItS. Frederick JJaft and Will Liti. - aan of Brooklyn, aro among the stiXikholdoT of tho Manhattan savings society of Now York, lately incorporated with the secretary of stst - i. Charles N. Kent of Jlorriok, L. L., is one of tho shareholders of the Goorge P. Rowell dvertuxin(r company of New York, recently incorporated with tha secretary - of atU. 1

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