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SATUUDAY EVENING, JCJIYir 11. This paper has the Largest Circulation OK liny Evening paperpublislied In the Vnited. States. Its vclue as an Advertising - medium is therefore apparent. The Negro and Carpet - baggers' Governments. The Badicals pretend that they have accomplished the work of reconstruction, and their State Convention at Syracuse this week congratulated them on the "intrepidity, sagacity and foresight" they have displayed therein. Of all the false pretences under which the party of great moral ideas have maintained their ill - gotten and ill - used ascendancy, this is the most fraudulent. The Southern States were reconstructed after Lee's and Johnston's surrender, when every Southern State submitted to the authority of the XJhion, relinquished the heresy of secession and the practice of slavery, and abandoned all opposition to the Federal Government. But the Kadicals refused to let well enough alone ; they have persisted ever since in thrusting upon the Southern States one condition after another, a new disability as fast as the old one could be removed or was seen to be ineffectual for the purpose sought ; and now, after more than three years have elapsed, the Southern States are not reconstructed, and not even the "Radicals themselves are satisfied with their work, or willing to let it stand as finished. While their Stale Convention boasts of the work as accomplished, they have before the Senate the Edmunds bill, which leaves to Congress the power of saying whether the votes of Southern States shall be counted or not. They boast that they have successfully brought back these States into the Union, and yet dare not decide whether their electoral votes are to be counted in the Presidential choice, until they see whether those votes are to be given for Grant or for Seymour. The Eadicols feel no sense of security in the support of their ticket by the States of the South, manipulated as they are by Legislatures elected by and of the negroes and agents of the Freedmen's Bureau. What sort of Legislatures have been chosen under these auspices, may be learned from Gen. Wade Hampton's speech in New York : In the legislature of South Carolina, composed of 15G members of that Legislature to whose hulls usod to go as high intellect as ever came to the halls of Congress of those one hundred and fifty - six members there are nearly, if not quite, now, one hundred negroes. From these negroes, and all of that Legislature, the whole taxes that they are liable to pay, amount to seven hundred dollars. Of that about fivo hundred dollars have been paid by one of the Conservative members, and of the two hundred dollars that are to be paid by negroes and cirpet - baggers, half of it is under execution. Well, that Legislature, composed in that way, has the right to impose a levy or tax on South Carolina to the amount of $10,250,000. Now gentlemen, if that state of things goes on, what will bo the result? Why you know it means that in a few years from this time there will not be a white man, woman, or child in the State. We can imagine to what extent the State must have been manipulated in the Radical interest, before such a Barebone Parliament as this could have been constituted by anything assurning even the outlines of the form of an election. Yet even after this monstrous caricature of State government, has been established, the Radicals do not feel safe to trust their ticket to the issue of the election in the Southern States. In the Louisiana Legislature, Democratic members have been excluded from their seats by the negro and carpet bag majority. The military officer commanding notifies them that this act is unjust and oppressive, and in "opposition to the will of the general - in - chief ;" yet as Generl Grant and his party are likely to get the benefit of the outrage, he declines to interfere " in the interest of law and order." In the Georgia Legislature, Mr. Bradley (negro) has made a speech, in which "he closed by saying that unless his race were made part and parcel of the State Militia, in less than ten years there would be another rebellion, exceeding in magnitude, and more successful than, the last." There is no reconstruction accomplished in the Southern States, after three years of Radical experiment. Not only so, but there is no prospect of reconstruction under the Radical interference from Washington. The Radicals are fighting against the irresistible course of events, against the natural tendency of the great body of citizens throughout the whole land, to combine in the common interest of restoring freedom, pacification, and prosperity, to the desolated States which were the theatre of the ravages of war. Men see that no real progress has been made in reconstruction; that the disintegrations of the political framework are rather increasing than being repaired. They see, also, that reconstruction for the sake of the order, peace and prosperity of the South,so that she may contribute to strengthen the country and to bear its burdens, has not been sought, but only reconstruction in some such artificial and disjointed way as could be twisted into the support of the Radical organization. To elect Grant, then, is to delay all genuine reconstruction for at least four years. The election of Grant would involve necessarily the choice with him of a Radical Congress, and he would be powerless to check the wildest schemes of Stevens and Butler. It is they, not he, whom we are risked to elect for they have degraded the Presidential office to a cypher, and he accepts the situation, having no policy of his own. On the eve of election they make pretence of reducing one or two taxes, and instruct their platform - writers to boast of reconstruction accomplished ; but they have in these long years of wild experiment accompb'shed nothing but to show how far oppression can be carried under forms of law, and how the resources of a great country can be misappropriated and utterly wasted, without paying off her obligations, lessening her burdens, or restoring the prosperity of a devastated section. Is there no power possessed by the Aldermen, Street Commissioner, or Health authorities to corpel people who have littered up the street in having building or repairing done, to have the dirt and rubbish they have accumulated removed ? Wherever masons or roofers have been to work a pile of debris is left behind on the street. The street cleaners will not remove it, they say they are not required to touch anything - but the ordinary street dirt. Piles of mortar, plaster, old roofing or other rubbish are to be found in nearly every street after the spring repairing, in some cases amounting to an obstruction to travel, and there they seem likely to remain until the rain and wind shall have gradually scattered them, or so blended them with the street dirt as to defy the discriminating powers of the street contractors ; but for months the streets must be disfigured by these unsightly deposits. The Common Council might abate this nuisance by adopting an ordinance requiring the owners of the property, in front of which such rubbish is left, to have it removed within a certain time, under penalty of a fine, and charge the Street Commissioner with the duty of enforcing the ordinance. The Medical Society of Pennsylvania pro poses to investigate intemperance professionally. They declare that pledge taking does not control people's appetite, neither does sumptuary legislation ; and moral and legal suasion having failed, they are going to try what can be done medically. The Society ac cordingly appointed a committee to report on the medical social and civil aspects of intoxication and the duty of physicians in the premises. It has long been contended by those who have given the subject the closest consideration, that intemperance is a disease, and should be treated as such ; and instead of punishing drunkards, by sending them to jail, they should be sent to a hospital. The Inebriate Asylums of this State, one of which is located in this city, have been founded upon this principle, so that we may claim to be a little ahead of the Pennsylvania doctors. The reports from different parts of the country show that the crops are getting along finely everywhere. The hot dry weather we have had since Summer set in has made up for the drawback of the cold wet Spring, and the wheat yield is estimated at an increase of twenty per cent, over that of last year. Fortunately there are prospects of an equal abundance in Europe, so that the American market will not be kept up by the demand for exportation, and we may consequently rely upon cheaper breadstuffs than we have had for the past few years. Other staples look equally promising. The hay crop has been immense, and the pasturing luxuriant, ensuring a plentiful supply of butter and oheese. Some varieties of fruit have failed, but there has been an abundance of berries, and peaches promise to turn out well. On the whole, the orop prospect is highly encouraging. Mr. Chase's Supporters. The enthusiasm with" which the nomination of Gov. Seymour is received throughout the country shows that the people are weary of Radical misrule, and encourages us to enter upon the campaign, not merely with that energy which the vital importance of the crisis demands, but with the same alacrity and confidence which we had deemed could best be evoked among the conservative elements of the country by the selection of Mr. Chase as the standard - bearer. The deep hold which the suggestion of nominating the Chief Justice took upon the sympathies of our Brooklyn Democrats was attributable in no small degree to two facts that - Gov. Seymour, having declined in advance to sanction the use of his name as a candidate, was deemed out of the list of possible nominees ; and also, that the Governor himself had strongly urged the policy of nominating Mr. Chase. Those Democrats, therefore, who indicated Mr. Chase as their preference, had in their minds only contrasted Mb availability with that of Democratic leaders less known, and without disparagement we may add, less highly esteemed in this locality, than the Governor. But evidences are being presented that the nomination of the Chief Justice might not, even in our own city, have brought over to the conservative banner those multitudes of accessions from the Radical party which were predicted. The Rev. Henry Ward Beecher is a type of the class of Republicans who never pull exactly straight in the party harness ; by his occasional independence of action and originality of thought, he.is led to diverge from the straight groove of party. A political coup like the nomination of Chief Justice Chase by the Democracy, must have appealed strongly to Mr. Beecher's sympathy for the sensational. The report that Mr. Beecher had in a recent sermon declared his preference for Chase as against Grant, was deemed quite consistent with the popular idea of the tendencies of Plymouth pulpit. If there be any Brooklyn Democrat, who yet regrets the nomination of Seymour instead of Chase, probably he speculates upon the forfeiture of the aid derived from the Sunday political addresses of the Rev. Henry Ward Beecher. But in a letter to the Boston Advertiser, dated July 8, Mr. Beecher says : I have never been a Chase man. I have for years, as a leader in public affairs deemed him, like his greenbacks, as promising more on the face than they are worth in gold. While the New York Independent was lauding him as a demigod, and the Now York Tribune was using his name to obscure the prospects of Grant, I heartily and openly disagreed with both of them, for I thoroughly liked Grant, aud thoroughly distrusted Chase. lie is a splendid man to look upon, but a poor man to lean upon. Ambition lifts some men towards things noble and good ; makes them large and generous. Other men's ambition blurs the sharp lines and distinctions between right and wrong, and loaves them, in the eagerness of over - selfish desires, to become a prey of bad men. I have for years felt that Mr. Chase's ambition was consuming the bettor elements of his nature. After all, then, this contest is one more of ideas than of personal preferences. The man who possesses intelligence and fairness enough to read and hear both sides, and who really desires to see the country pacified and the Constitution maintained, will not be repelled from the support of the Conservative ticket by the fact that the Democratic party, who are to furnish the - great bulk of its strength, have deemed it wisest to entrust to their own eminent leader the bearing of the standard. Only those who can see nothing vital at stake in this contest will bo willing to entrust the Radicals with four years more of power. Personal preferences will weigh little in the minds of true men when the great issues of the campaign are set before them. We expect for the Democratic nomination the names on it being unexceptionable the vote of every man who realizes the mischief of Radical ascendancy; and unless we can bring home to the voter a conviction of the necessity of a change of policy at Washington, no personal regard which may be entertained for Mr. Chase or any other candidate would have been a guarantee of adhesion to our cause. The following letter has just reached us: To the Editor of the Brooklyn Eagle : We have looked to your party in vain. Gladly would we have voted with you, had you given us Chase. All is now lost. Back to our party we go in one solid column. Not a man of us will look behind. Our ranks are closed for Grant. "We have no othor alternative. Had your party given us Chase, ours would have been cut in halves. In other words, half of us would havo voted with you for Chose. All is lost. A Republican. Evidently this correspondent sees the dan ger of the political situation, as we see it. " All is lost," he reiterates. We reply that the C onstitution will be saved, if men who thus evidently perceive the danger will rally to its support. It cannot be Mr. Chase personally that this " Republican" cared to place in power; it was the supremacy of law and the restoration of peace and fraternal feeling between the Government and all the States which he desired to effect through the elevation of the Chief Justice to the Presidency. That same object can be effected equally in some respects more successfully, by the election of Horatio Seymour. To the support of the Democratic ticket,, then, let every citizen rally, who perceives as this writer does, that with the success of Grant in the coming election, all would be lost. Fortunately, however, for the country's cause, it is not every Republican who from mere disappointment at the selection of another nominee instead of Mr. Chase, will even for a moment entertain the idea of lending his aid to the wrong, because the instrument selected for its extinguishment is not the precise one which he would have himself chosen. In a wiser, more candid and patriotic spirit, another Republican this morning addresses us thus : Mjt. Enjxoit: I am among the thousands who felt with you that the nomination of Mr. Seymour "was contrary to my expectations and to my wishes." It still seems to me that the nomination of Mr. Chase was not only proper but that with his name and reputation as a Stateiiian, success at the coming election was certain. I also felt that success was not so certain with any other name, aud at first, I thought it was down right folly in the Convention to lose the bird in the hand for one in tho bush. I was anxious for the nomination of Mr. Chase because I had bo - come disgusted with the mismanagemeut of tho party with which I was identified. It has been evident to mo that the sole object of legislation at Washington has been to secure the clccfion of a Badical President rather than to advance the interest of the country. Again and again haB it been stated in open debate in Congress that "the partu interests demand that such and such things be done." I havo always regretted to hear one of my party declare that "if our party does not succeed" "if our ticket is not elected, the country will be ruined - " How much more humiliating to hear one of my party in Congress assembled, use such language as is quoted above ? With many others I desired that this abandonment of country for party should be rebuked. Tho better way to accomplish this object, in my judgment, was to unite in the support of a man whose whole life had demonstrated his attachment to principles, rather than to party. But some are disappointed because they cannot vote for Mr. Chase. I have reflected seriously upon what course to pursue now. I have asked myself what was my interest, and what my object in desiring tho electicn of Mr. Chase? My reply is that constitutional government might be restored to the country that the misdeeds of the party administering the government might be rebuked that civil law and civil liberty might be secured to all citizens in fact, that an ontire change in the management of affairs at Washington, might bo rendered certain, by tho defeat of the Radical party. I am juBt as anxious to - day that that object should be accomplished ; and I have resolved that I would exert all the power I possess to bring about Btich result. I therefore feel it to be my duty to indorse the nomination of Mr. Seymour. His election will secure all I have professed to desire ; his defeat will perpetuate Badical rule and ruin. I exhort all who have purposed with me to administer a wholesome castiga - sion to the bad party managers both at Washington, at Albany, and at homo, to exhibit not only sincerity but consistency of conduct, in uniting with the party whose object is the destruction of Radicalism. lu voting for Mr. Seymour we know that we vote for au able Statesman u devoted supnrter of Constitutional Government, and a Christian gentleman. An Old "U. L. of A." TOPICS OF TO - DAY. After a debate running through most of the morning aud all of tho evening session the Senate passed the bill providing that no late Con federate State shall bo counted in the Electoral College which before voting for electors shall not have entitled itself to representation in Congress under the Heconstruction acts. The vote was 28 to 5 negative all Democrats except Henderson. The House is getting ready to adjourn, and remained in session until half past ten o'olock last m'sht. The bill distributing the reward of 8100, 000 for the capture of Jeff Davis on the basis heretofore published, the Deficiency bill and three private bills were passed, and the Military bill was debated. An amendment reducing tho number of Major - Generals to three was adopted, and another reducing the number of Brigadier - Generals to six offered. Tho House of Lords passed the Irish Reform bill last night, and on. appeal confirmed tho sen tence of Fenian Muleahy. Political - ecclesiastical agitation is fairly begun or at least recognized by the Government in France. Minister of Justico Baroche declared in tho Legislative Body yesterday that the separation of Church and State was only a question of bme. Gabriel P. Disosway died suddenly on Thurs day, on Staten Island, m the 70th year of his age, Some years ago Bichmond County together with a part of Kings County formed a State Senatorial District, which was represented for a term by Mr Disosway. He was also prominently conneoted with religious, benevolent and other enterprises. Faragut apparently has finished his official pleasure - taking, and is preparing to retire to quiet domestic delights undisturbed save by the summons to duty. Eecently he refused to dine with the Southampton city authorities. This is believed to be1 the first honor of the sort declined since he began his cruise. As invitations have .been fro - quet and liberally reciprocated by the Admiral, his trip has been a oeremonially busy one. General Napier has been raised to the Peerage, and will hereafter be known by the title of Lord Napier of Magdala. The bill giving him a pension of 2,000 has passed both houses of Parliament. The advocates of more work and better pay for women will be glad to know that a barber - shop, the conductor and artists of which are women, has been opened in New York. There is no reason why thin enterprise should not he brilliantly success! ul. The hands of very few men employed about one's hoad and face - are anything less than intolerable nuisances, while the delicate manipulations of feminine shavers and hair - dressers aro essentially enticing. Barber's work is light and suited to women. No doubt it will be nearly monopolized by them shortly. Under the new system the rapid growth of beards will be stimulated, the hair will need more attention than ever, and shampooing will become a daily delight. If the bill of a proprietor of a hall up - town charging $1,500 for lodging one hundred men six nights, be a fair specimen, the large accession to the temporary population of New York the past week has been profitable to hotel, restaurant, and saloon keepers. The headquarters of the Democratic National Committee will probably be at the Metropolitan Hotel, New York, and those of the Bepublican National Committee at Union Hotel, Saratoga. The proprietors of those houses have tendered accommodations free of charge, and if the offer bo accepted will no doubt find their courtesy a first - rate investment. Prince Alfred, who survived the shot of Fenian O'Farrell, and sailed to England with flying colors on rffiard his frigate Galatea, visited the United States fleet and Southampton yesterday, and approved what he saw. Alfred is said to be brighter in his profession, the Navy, than his brother Wales is in his, Kingcraft. A seavoyage seems unfavorable to the health of sparrows. Becently two hundred of them were purchased in England for stocking Boston Common, and Bhipped to this country, but only twenty - three reached here alive. There is also a growing doubt that sparrows, when safely naturalized, are so useful as vermin - police as has been believed. 'A New York paper recently stated that instead of the sparrows devouring the worms the worms were destroying the sparrows. An ornithological Btomach capable of assimilating the large wrigglers and measurers that strip our trees must be both comprehensive and tough. Your delicate or dyspeptic bird could never manage such a refection. It is a repast for a sharp - beaked glutton, not a feathered epicure. Tlic Sf. Francis Academy, Annual Examination. The annual examination of the students of tbe. St. Francis Academy, which has been going on for the past three days, closed last evening at the Academy in Baltic street, near Smith, in the presence of a large number of the parents'and friends of the pupils. The examinations dm ing the three evenings were very thorough and were participated in by a large number of gentlemen interested in the cause of education. The pupils wetifc examined in Christian Doctrine, geography, readmg) spelling, mental arithmetic, grammar, history music, algebra, French, Latin, mensuration, meteorology, chemistry, geometry, trigonometry, and use of the globes. In all those named BtudicB the pupils answered the perplexing questions put to them in a manner which reflected great credit on tho zeal and industry of the brothers in developing the minds of their pupils. During the several evenings the examinations were pleasantly varied by addresses, recitations and music, in which Masters J. McTernan, J. Costelloe, D. Hart, C. Roberts, J. Conway, J. Dansey, C. B. Clarke, Geo. "Warriner, J. Loughlin, T. J. Carrol, J. McGowan, W. Murray, Eddy A. Doyle, J. W. Eginton, T. J. Miller, J. Cassidy, William Madden, Thomas MoNally, F. Brady, D. Flemery, Thomas Driscoll, J. P. O. Mallon, and H. Biclly participated, and among the most noticeable of these performances were piano solos by Masters T. F. Carroll and Thomas Driscoll, and declamations by Masters Eddy E. Doyle and J. Costelloe and Victor B. Clarke. The distribution of prizes will take place on Monday evening next, at the AthenEeum. Constitutional Union Association - First Gtin of the Campaign from Kings County. A meeting of the "Constitutional Union Association" was held last ovdhing, Daniel P. Barnard Esq., in tho chair. After some preliminary business, the following preamble and resolutions were unanimously adoptelr; Whereas thia Association has heard with pleasure of the nominations by the Democratic National Convention recently held, of Horatio Seymour of New York for President, and Francis P. Blair, Jr., of Missouri, for Vice - President, by the unanimous votos of that Convention, therefore, Resolved, That this Association will cheerfully engage in the coming contest with all their energies to seoure tho election of thoEO candidates, and as in 1861 and 1866 will engage a suitable meeting place where the Democracy of this city can meet nightly to hoar the principles oi our cauBe discussed by our brethren from all portions of our beloved country. uesoived, That the piattorm adopted by that convention is thereby approved by this Association, and we hereby invite our fellow - citizens approving of tho same without regard to their past political attachments, to unite with ub to socure the election of our candidates, and the consequent ascendancy of sound constitutional principles, and the peace and stability of our time - honored institutions. This organization is composed of the original mem bers of the "Central McClellan Association," who rendered material assistance in the national canvass of this county in 1864, and the State campaign in I860, having their headquarters in their spacious wigwam in Court street, near Schermerhorn. In a few days tho citizens of Brooklyn will be made aware of the location of a now hall wherein tho Association will hold forth nightly un til November next. Improvements in Discharging Coal. The Citizens Gas Company have, at their works at Gowanus Creek, nearly completed the construction of an improved shed and hoisting apparatus for discharging coal, which is so far superior to any thing in that line heretofore known, that a brief de scription of it will bo not only of interest to the gener al reader, but a benefit to a great many people, who may apply tho principle to their own business. Heretofore, in discharging coal from canal boats and other vessels, the custom was to raise the coal in buckets from tho hold of the vessel. From thenco it was carted to tho foot of tho heap, and then laboriously carried in wheel barrows to the top, while a considerable number of men were employed in tho process known as 'trimming." Tho discharging of coal by this pro cess formerly coBt the Citizens' Gas Company about twenty - two cents per ton, and when it is stated that by the improvement they now discharge coal at a cost of one and a half cents per ton, some idea of its value to the , company may be conceived. Tho improvement, which was designed and carried into execution by Mr. F. P. Bunker, the active superintendent of the company, consists mainly of what is termed a shed, 200 feet front on the canal and 120 feet doep. It is in the construction and operation of this shed that the improvement consists. Instead of what would bo commonly understood as a shed, this is an immense structure, supported by eighty iron columns, each 23 feet in height, and which in turn reBt each on three spileB, surmounted by a brick pier and a otone cap. These columns support a firm floor, on which running from front to rear are no less than twenty - two railroad tracks, making an aggregate of over five miles of railroad. Theso tracks are placed seven feet apart, and between them at distances of six feet are 220 hatchwayB spreading over the entire surface covered by tho shed. When those hatohways are covered, a complete roof is formed, while the Bides are entirely open, so that in case of any spontaneous combustion of the coal such as happened some years since at the works of the old Gas Company, the gas can be leased from all sides. Running at right angles to the railroad tracks above described is anoiher track sunk about two feet,and on this runs a small car just the height of the tracks, and on which are tracks running in the same direction, and corres ponding with the others. The design of all this ar rangement will be best seen by a brief description of the process of discharging a cargo of coal, as done un der this improved plan. The coal is hoisted by steam power, in two immense iron buckets, which alternately nBcend and descend to the platform ; the buckets arc then emptied into a car made to hold just a ton, and so constructed by the body hanging on a swivel that it can be overturned and emptied by tho Blighest touch. When the car is filled it is rolled on a platform Bcale, which is marked by a clerk in attendance. The car is then run on the rails of the transverse car above alluded to, and thence run acrosB one or othor of tho eighteen tracks to the place where it is desired to be dumped, which is done by Bimply stopping the car at one of the hatchways, and by a simple touch overturning it. The car is run aud managed entirely by one man, and the advantage of the system is that the entire shed, which is capable of holding 15,000 tons of coal, can bo filled to the top without tho coBt of a dollar for "(rimming." With the labor of oight men altogether, the company by means of this immense improvement are now discharging 250 tons of coal per day. Pbtnteb'8 Pig nio. The employees of Geo, F. NcBbitt & Co., will go on their annual pic nio excursion to Cropet's Grove, Staten Island, on Tuesday next (July 14th). An excellent band has been engaged for the occasion. The dancing arrangements are under the charge of William Pidgeon, Jr., who by tho aid of com, petent 'subs" is expected to make thingB fly, bo that "while with flying feet, the jolly typos chaso tho wing ed hands, the fair forms of their partners pressed to their manly bosomB, while "pie" and other delicacies await their "take." There may be none who will re turn home dissatisfied. The following are the names of the gentlemen by whom the affair will bo managed : Floor Manager William Pidgeon, Jr. Floor Committee B. W. Campbell, Louis Appel, David Russlend, W.B. Treacy, J. ACKerman, jouu oui. livan, Daniel Kehoe, Daniel Leary. Committee of Arangements Jos. L. Grant, Ch'n., C. G. Campbell, Wm. B. Treacy, Rob't Balfo, Daniel Ke. Officers Wm. Brown Pres. H. A. Anderson, Treos. T. S. Conilin, Sec'y. Letters from, Yankton, Dakota, mention a remarkable flood whien swept down tne .Emanuel and Choutean Creeks, in that region, The entire county was flooded in a few hours. Parties living near the Emanuel were awakened by a terrifio roaring, and, looking out, saw the water bearing down upon them like a great wall. Some took refuse UDon the roofe of the houses, while others succeeded in reaching the bluffs. Nine emigrant - wagons, tied up for the night in one place, were swept off by a flood which seemed to be at least ten feet high the men who slept in them having Barely time to icauu IUU U1UBA giuuuo, C0RRY O'LANUS' EPISTLE, Somewhat Political About the Con - . - relation A Seasonable Observation A tost Expedition. Dear Eagle: Boggs and I are both unlucky in politics ; And on the principle, I suppose, that misery lovea eompany, the strongest friendship subsists between us, though we ore both after tho Post - office. Hearing of the want of success of my Grant Club, Boggs proposed that I should join his Chase Club. ' As tho Eagle, like the Goddess Diana, was calling aloud for the Chase, I had some thoughts of joining in, so I took Boggs' offer into consideration. I had nearly agreed upon a coalition with Boggs, on this basis he was to be President and I was to bo Treasurer of the Club, and wo were to toss up for tho Post - office, when the Convention blasted our hopes. They wouldn't see Chase, they were inclined to Seymour. I wanted to see the Convention, but did not wish to be recognized for fear they would insist on running me for Vice - President. Samuel Slater lent mo his badge, spectacles and cane, which gave me such a cool appearance that I was introduced as tne delegato from Alaska. The appearance of tho Convention when in full blast can better be imagined than described. At least I imagine that it could, and as I don't want the trouble of describing it, I will concede that point. It might beggar description and I have no grudge against description that I should attempt to reduce it to poverty. It was pleasant to see our Southern brethren once more, with us, and our robust Western cousins who kindly took charge of tho Convention and run it for us. THE NEW YOBK DELEGATION, played a deep game. So deep that they never camo up to the surface. They wore understood to bo all right for Chase, they knew the people wanted Chase, and they were going for Chase at the right moment. What time a day the right moment was expected to arrive I don't know. The New York delegation was Bly. It went Church, and got poor Church into a fearful hand shaking scrape He did nothing but snake hands for forty - eight hours and then he was dropped with a sore arm and a big hotel bill. Then the Bly New Yorkers went for Hendricks, all to kill off Pendloton. All this time thoy were waiting for the right moment to break ground for Chase. If the Convention had lasted until the first of September, I think the New York delegation would havo distinguished themselves by something brilliant, such as breaking ground for Chase, They were only waiting for something to turn up. Something turned up that they didn't expect. Ohio turned up the trump, which turned out to be Seymour. I have an improved opinion of Ohio. Her delegation seemed to have all the brains and tact of the Convention. Ohio raises smart people, Pendleton, Mr. Cook, Val - andigham, and Chase.for instance. If I get tired of Brooklyn I think I will go to Ohio. They made Boggs a Postmaster out there. Which makes me wonder why he ever left the State. You have had so much politics this veek,that I didn't mean to refer to the subject, only I wanted to explain how the Chase movomost didn't get started. Our delegation didn't have time. They were such deep fellows. I feel sorry chiefly on Boggs' account. How do you stand THE HOT WEATHER ? The best way is to take it coolly. Don't work too hard, wear thin clothes, cat moderately, drink ditto, pay your debts, have no anxieties on your mind, don't read the heavy political articles in the newspapers, avoid mass meetings, cucumbers and the first run of poaches. Go in the country if you can ; if you can't, stay at home. Tho watering places are now open, and will take you in with pleasure ; the landlords and musquitoes are both ready with their bills. Mrs. O'Lanus has not yet decided whether she will go into the country or not this summer. Sho has some thoughts of remaining at home this season for a change. A change of air iB recommended by the doctors as good for tho health. She has been in the country every Bummer for several years, so that if Bhe stays in town this summer it will be a change, and may do her a world of good. I havo argued this point with her, but sho don't ex actly see it. Have you heard anything about that party that Btarted from the City Hall in search of the proposed site for a Truant Home. There is a rumor round town that they have all bocn loBt, and as the crowd composed throe or four Aldermen the loss to the city will be irreparable. You know somebody offered to sell the Common Council thirteen acres of land Bomewhere for ten thou sand dollars. All that was known about the location was that it is two miles from anywhere else. The Committee on Education were regarded as the parties best qualified to send in pursuit of knowledge, and their explorations might result in valuable additions to geographical scionce. Tho party chartered a steamboat and sailed round Long Island, exploring all the bays and inlets, but failed to catch a sight of the site, or anyth ingthat looked like it. Having exhausted all the coal and whisky on board the boat returned to Brooklyn. The party then concluded to make an ovorland jour - noy in search of the Bite, and sot out in barouches on Thursday last. They Btarted for Fort Hamilton, as the sito was report ed to bo two miles from there. They inquired at overy form house on the way, and wore told that the place was just two milos beyond. They asked the toll - keeper on the Bath Road if he knew of thirteen acres of land anywhere about there. He said he had heard of a lot about that size some two miles further on. The party was fortunately supplied with plenty of provisions for a long journey ton bottles of whisky and 1i box of Begars, bo they kept on. Feeling some interest in the matter, on account of Donis, who is said to bo ono of tho party, I made inquiries of a conductor on tho Bath lino who knows that part of the country. Ho thinks it probable that the musquitoes havo car ried tho sito off, and that tho locusts, or the natives, who are very ferocious out thoro, have eat up the Committee. I read Borne time ago about Indians making a raid on a remote Mexican city, capturing the Municipal Government, and eating up all tho Aldermon ; but never sup posed such a thing could happen on Long iBland. The conductor, who was quite an intelligent man and didn't hesitate to take a drink when I asked him, said he wasn't positive about it, only knowing the peculiari ties of that region he had merely suggested what might happen. If it could only be discovored that sito would bo a capital place for a Truant Home. There would bo no necessity for fencing the institu tion in, tho Truants wouldn't run away, because they would never be able to find their way anywhere. Thirteen acres is about enough territory to get com fortably lost in. It is to be hoped that tho Aldermen will find the site. If the carriage expedition is a failure, let them try a balloon. Yours airily, Cobhz O'Lanus. Letter from a lady Correspondent. To the Editor of the Brooklyn Eaqle. I spent the evening, Mr. Editor, seated on the deck of the Nuhpa, with Tom beside me, placidly smoking his Havana, and gazing at the romantic scenery of our noblo Hudson, rendered stUl more beautiful by its halo of silvery moonlight. We were on the way to our pretty cottage in tho country, with Thomas, Jr. and the baby, who, under tho guardianship of their nurse, were sleeping quietly in tho staterowm. The next morning found us in tho Hudson and Bos ton train, flying through the most picturesque portion of Columbia County. As wo neared Claverack, Tom touched me on the shoulder and said, " Your artistic friend, S. It. Gifford, whoso dreamy Indian summer landscapes you are always raving about, painted a famous picture of these meadows a few years ago. I suppose you know he was born in Hudson." " Yes," Baid I, " and I rejoice that your native county has produced a genius of which it can be so justly proud." " My dear Mrs. Broadview, you aye now doing my native county great injustice. There are few portions of the State that has as much to boast of as Columbia County. Mibb Warner, whoso " Wide, Wide World," and "Queechy," were familiar to you in early life, wrote and laid the scenes of those popular novels here ; General Halleck is a native of Ghent, also in this county; Martin Van Buren was born, lived and died here." "That I have no doubt of," said I, "as during tho last five Bummers, I have had no less than two gable roofed farm houses, and four old taverns, in as many different stages of dilapidation, pointed out to me aa his early home and birth - placo." "Besides," continued he, without noticing this interruption "there are the Falls at Spencertown, where Bryant in his youthful days wrote his sweetest poems." "What proof have you of that?" I inquired. "Early tradition," he replied laconically. "Which is always vague and ejien unreliable did you ever hear a resident of Spencertown, say that Bryant had written there?" "No, I never did; and I doubt very much, if there is a man, woman or child, in that intelligent farming community, who knows or cares where Bryant wrote. I know, however, that during his college days, ho was in the habit of spending his vacations at Spencertown, that he extolled tho beauty of Green River, which is just back of that old village, and what more probable, than that he should have selected that cool, sequcsted ravine, at the foot of those pretty falls, as the place in which to compose his poems." "But," Iinquired, "as you seem to bo in doubt alo it the matter, why not write to tho editor of the Evening Post. He would, doubtless, gladly furnish you with information on this disputed point." "Because," he answered, with some asperity, " from earliost childhood this has been my pot fancy, and I Bhould not like at this late day to bo disillusionized. It is pleasant to think that our greatest American poet selected that tranquil spot, 1 far from the maddening crowd's ignoble strife,' and there listened to Naturals teachings and ' held communion with her visible forms.' Besides, if he did not write there, I should like to know what I am going to show my city visitors when we are driving about the country in search of objects of interest ? The Bix houses where Martin Van Buren was bom, tho early home of Miss Warner, Green River, Shaker Village, and the birth place of General Halleck, I enumerated. " By - thc - way," inquired Tom, " how do you know Halleck was born at Ghent 1" " From the New York Herald, which, during the war, gave us a sketch of his life," I returned triumphantly. " The information in tho Sew York Herald, my dear, is like early traditions, often vague and always unreliable 1" ho retorted (intentionally displacing my adverbs). " However, I do remember hearing that ono of our famous Generals was a native of Ghent, but I shouldn't like to swear, under oath, that it was Halleck. It la pleasant, though, to be able to count him among our great men, so perhaps you bad better not seek any more definite information on that point." Neither shall I make any searching investigations with regard to the Sponcer - town Falls, which havo for years boon my trump card, and which I expect to display this summer for tho ben - fit of those literary ladies from the Soroais Club, who are to honor our humble domicile with a visit. I think I see those dear creatures wandering about that pretty nook, spectacles on nose, their eyes cast heavenward, " in a fine frenzy rolling," composing odes, son - ots, and epic poems, inspired by tho thought that in that dell Bryant wrote ThanatopBls." "Take care," I cautioned him, "that when you play that trump card, you are not euchered by some of those aforesaid literary Bisters. It is possible, you know, that those Intelligent women, may have heard of that famous spot and bo able to furnish reliable information about it." "Until then, ignorance is bliBs, and I shall cling to my favorite fancy," said Tom, gathering np our shawia and traveling satchels, for the train had stopped, and wo were Burprteodtonndwehad reached our destination, I intended, Mr. Editor, to have furnished you with somo account of my life in the rural districts, but Tom's long eulogy of his native country has taken so much of my Bpace, that I must leave all descriptions of my country living and country thinking, with my visits to thes various points of interest for another letter, so yon may expect to hoar again from, Yours very truly, Ella Broadview. (Correspondence of the Eagle.) Commencement at Amherst College. Thursday, July 9th, 1888. Commencement exercises at Amherst began with the BACOATJLABEATE SEEMON by President Stearns, in the village church, Sunday afternoon, July 5th. Tho weather was oppressively hot and kept many away who would otherwise havo been present. The text was in Daniel 2, 21, 66: Hegiveth wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge to them that know understanding. His subject was religion as an educator. The preacher gave his personal testimony to the value of the Bible as an instructor, and expressed the hope that none of the graduating class would bo unfaithful to that Christ whom Amherst College was built to honor. The weather of Monday, though still very warm, was not so oppreBBivo as on Sunday. Every thing about tho little town of Amherst was quiet, there being no public exercises until eight o'clock in the evening, at which hour full audiences gathered in the church to listen to speakers from the Freshman aud Sophomore classes, who were chosen according to rank in the rhetorical department, five from each class, to compete for what are known as the SWEETSEB PEIZES. The speaking, though not quite as good as we have heard here on former occasions, was creditable to the college and to the teachers of the department. At the cloBe of the exercises the prizes of the last college year were announced ; over $800 were thus distributed. Tuesday was quite comfortable, and as there were no exercises until 8 P. M., the chief interest of tho place was in the neighborhood of the POBt Office, where the alumni were constantly arriving. It was pleasing to see long parted classmates returning from the pulpit, the law office, the sanctum, the school room, and all the walks of life, to extend to each other a hearty greoting and pay their homage to Alma Mater. At half past five P. M. occurred tho exercise of tho Freshman class in tho B ABBE XT GYMNASIUM, one of the most important appurtenances of the college. At the sound of the whistle the class camo upon the floor and performed their usual exorcises, which were a march composed of various fantastic evolutions, and the Dio Lewis dumb bell movements. The building 1b well supplied with apparatus, and is a favorite resort for students in leisure hours. Its influence on their health iB most salutary. In tho evening Rev. J. M. Manning, of Boston, delivered an address before the SOCIETY OF INQUIBY, a religious organization, on " Modern Infidelity." The assembly which was composed mainly of alumuj and present members of college, listened with interest to the address and heartily applauded it at its close. Wednesday was a cloudy day and the weather, though not burning hot, was sultry and uncomfortable. There were many arrivals of the alunini, and the graduates in town tc - uight are more numerous than for some years past. sophomore drill. The first exercise this morning was tho BOphomore drill in the gymnasium. This was a repetition with only Blight variations of yesterday's performance. The class, however, put more life into their movements, and the audience were highly entertained by their evolutions, Some practical joker stolo the uniforms of the class Monday evening and hid them in one of the dormitories, intending to prevent the exercise. They were discovered, however, in season to be used this morning, "ALUMNI MUTING. At 9 o'clock A. M., tho Alumni assembled in Alumn. HalL The meeting was called to order by Rev. Dr. Poor at Q o'clock; prayer was offered by Rev. Asa Bul - lard ; minutes wero read by Professor Julius Seegle - Meaars, Tyler (the present Professor) Henshaw of East Hampton Seminary and Woodworth Secretary of American Missionary Association, wero appointed a committee to make nominations for officers, for the ensuing year. During their absence Rev. J. W. Poor of Newark, N. J., the retiring President, delivered his valid'c'ory address which was replete with humor and wisdom, and his allusionB to paBt members of the faculty wero particularly happy. At the close of his address tho Committee made their report. Among the distinguished clergpmen present were Brooklyn's noted citizens Henry Ward Beecher, and Richard S. Storrs. I havo space to mention only the address of Mr. Beecher. me. beeoheb's addbess. He admitted that the classics and mathematics of his college course had not been particularly profitable to him, yet he could look back and feel that his seven years at Amherst (he fitted here for college) were the most valuable. He sometimes felt that God had done more for Amherst than Amherst had done for him (Beecher). If there were any ravines in tho vicinity of Amherst with which he was not acquainted they must havo been formed since' he left College, In closing, he paid a beautiful tribute to tho late President Hitchcock, who had been his guide in all scientific pursuits, and taught him to look through nature np to nature's God. "" Dr. Haven alluded to the days of long ago, when Mr. Beecher, as senior, had the duty of correcting hia composition, and though Mr. Beecher, with his quick wit, suggested that much of Dr. Haven's present reputation was owing to this fact, yot the latter persisted in thinking that the faults of his style were largely owing to his early supervisor. A motion was made to erect a tablet in memory of those Alumni who fell during the war. Tho meeting adjourned after having listened to wit and wisdom for full three hours. The oration before Phi Beta Kappa, by Prof. Marsh of Lafayette College, waB announced for threo o'clock" At that hour a small but select audience was gathered, and after prayer by Rov. Dr. Paino of Holden, tho speaker was introduced by tho President, Prof. E. S. SnelL Prof. Marsh read his address. The oration closed with an eloquent tribute to tho lamented Dr. Hitchcock, who was president of this institution when Prof. Marsh was a student here. JUNIOR GYMNASTICS. Immediately after this we repaired to the gymnasium where the Junior class wero to exercise. These gymnastic drills form for (ho stranger in Amherst, an attractive feature of (he college. The juniors appearod in dcrk blue uniforms, the pants and shirt neatly trimmed with bright yellow, the latter bearing on the breast tho No. 1809 the year when the class will graduate. Their march, made up of a series of odd and fancy movomonts was the only featuro in which their general exercise differed from the common routine of such exhibitions. Much to the amusement of the audience, they tossed one of their number.in the blanket, something after tho style in which the Sons of Malta are said to have elevated their candidates. Tho exercise closed with a pull at the rope, an exciting sport wherein one half of the class pulled against the other. THE CONOEET at 8 o'clock in the evening was given by the Gcrmania Baud of Boston. It was with much pleasure that we listened to tho inspiring note of the military band and orchestra. The programme was fair. The overture to Zampa, tho Nocturne "Bells of Night" by its tender and almost sad strains prepared the audience for the flute solo which followed it. The andanto from Surprise symphony seemed iather harsh for such a place, and more subdued strains would hav:s hotter pleased tho ears of the audience. Tho selections from Dcr Freischutz was the finest thing of the evening and the Anvil Polka was highly enjoyed and encored. The audience was quito select and manifested much inLe: - - est though but little enthusiasm. Thursday, cloudy and cool, is the last day of commencement week at Amherst. The town presents this morning a - very lively appearance. Finely dressed ladies are floating up and down tho stroet and tho faces of happy alumni meets us at every turn. Leave taking has already began, members of alumni and under grad - utes feeling the ties of home and homo duties calling them away. COMMENCEMENT EXERCISES. At uiue o'clock the procession of students and alumni formed at tho College chapel and escorted by tho Gcrmania Band marched to tho church. This was filled to overflowing. After prayer by tho President, and music, the salutatory wero pronounced by E. W. Tyler, of Northampton. Then followed twonty - ono orations by members of the graduating class, these addresses being interspersed with music. Degrees wero then conferred, an! after this ceremony come the valodictory address by w. W. Eaton, of Audover, Mass; after prayer, by the President, adjourned. The platform during the exercises was graced by the Faculty Trustees, and their friends. Governor Bullock has honored his Alma Mater by his presence during the proceedings of the last three days. ALUMNI DINNEB. In front of the church the procession was again formed and marched with music to Alumni Hall, to partake of the good cheer provided for the usual Alumni dinner. This was of course a joUy occasion, aud ended in the customary hilarity and good feeling on the part of all. PBOGEES3 AND PBOSPECTS OP THE COLLEGE. Amherst is one of the growing Colleges of our country. The number of students is increasing. There are at present about 240. The graduating class being sma 1, only 38, will leave about 200 under - graduates, to which the new Freshman class will probably add about 70 more. We believe the faculty do not wish the institution to number above 300 students, since a greater number would conflict with their plan of giving proper attention to individual members. IMPBOVEMENTS. There is in process of construction what is to bo known as Walker Hall, a building which will bo devoted to instruction in the sciences. From the plans, we judge it will be ono of the finest of its kind and for its purposes in the country. Its material is undressed MunBon Granite with dark sand - stone bands, tracery and capitals. It will contain rooms for Mathematical, Astronmoica), Philosophical and Natural History purposes, Treasurer's office, President's lecture room and apparatus room. Most of the money for rearing this edifice was given by the lato Dr. Walker, of Charles - town, Mass. It will cost about $150,000. Amherst boasts a splendid mineralogical cabinet collected by Professor Charles U. Shopard. Joining this building is an observatory containing a transit instrument, an altitude and azimuth instrument and a telescope, likewise an astronomical clock and chronograph. South of the collego dormitories stands Appleton's cabinet, on the first floor of which aro tho Ichnological specimens gathered by Dr. Hitchcock. Here are more than ton thousand tracks of w - nimniq m stone. On the second floor is tho Adams Collection on Conchology which is considered ono of the finest in tho country. The Library, an unpretentious stone building, seemed to us quite too small to fulfill comfortably iS design. We learn, however, that attempts aro being made to remove thia evil by erecting a new one. Tho library contains thirty - four thousand volumes. The classical recitation rooms are provided with various works of art which give them a cheerful aspect, much moro inspiring than the bare, unadorned walls of so many of our college recitation rooms, THE FACULTY of Amherst aro not numerous, and two of tho chairs are unoccupied, viz, geology and chemistry. Means are being taken to havo their vacancies filled. With a full Board of Instructors, and a continuance of her present prosperity, we see not why Amherst may not hope for a bright future. Amherst. BOARD OIF EDUCATION. The IVoiv Principal oi No. 9 Minority Beport Estimates and Contracts - Teachers Appointed General Basi ness. The Board of Education met last evening at their depot in Red Hook Lane, the President, Dr. Thome, in the chair. . - FINANCE COHMTjraEE. Mr. Burr presented the report of the Finance Committee, passing for payment bills amounting to JS420.79 and laying over for certification tho bill of P. McCartney for $1193,00, charged against School No. 0. TEACHER'S COMMITTEE. Dr. ConMing presented tho following report from tho Teacher's Committee: The Committee on Teachers report tho following resignations, promotions, and appointments; RESIGNATIONS. School No. 25, Miss Mary Taylor May 1. r - BOMOXIOMS. No. 25, Miss Areson, vice Miss Taylor, May 1. No. 25, Miss Richardson, " " Areson, May 1. " " H. M. Pope, " Dewey, June 1. " " M. Charters, " " rope, " " " N. Adams, to 5th grade female, " 41 " E. Rogers, vice Miss Adams, " APPOINTMENTS. No. 10, Miss Brotherton vice Miss Black, " " 25, " Jennie Dickie," " Rogors, " Prim. 1. Miss Josephine Jackson (subject to exam.), " PRINCIPAL OF NO. 9. Dr. Conkling presented a resolution from the Teachers' Committee and Local Committee of No. 9, recommending the appointment of Mrs. Duukley as Principal of No. 9, from Sept. 1st, 1868. The recommeudation was signed by all the Committee of No. 9 and Mr. Whit - lock of tho Teachers' Committee. Mr. Fields presented a minority report signed by Dr. Conkling, Mr. Stearns and himself. The document was a very lengthy and carefully constructed one. The main points raised in objection to the appointment of Mrs. Dunkley were as follows; 1st, that the plan was revolutionary ; 2d, the experiment would be too costly ; 3d, such a course would greatly disappoint the patrons of the Bchool; 4th, grave doubt as to Mrs. D.'s experience being such as to make her fit for the position. Tho report cloBed with tho following resolution: Resolved, That the teachers and local committee be directed to select a competent male teacher for Principal of Grammar School No. 9, and report his name to this Board for information. Mr. Seabury moved the adoption of this report - Mr. Northrop thought he should have written a state - 'ment to read from the majority, for that of the minority was a powerful document, and did credit to tho gentleman who had read it. He would have liked to have been present at the reception of No. 15, and to have heard the gentleman's eulogy on female teachers. In plain language he considered all Mr. Fields had read bosh find Coyas and read as buncombe, and " ho didn't believe the gentleman believed one word of what ho had said. .Ho thought gentlcmon seomed to forgot that their Bchoolswere mero training establishments. All schools in New York and Brookiyn were not under male management, and it was not his intention to put females at the head of schools. No principle was involved; Mrs. Dunkley was one of a thousand, and she deserved to bo put n this po - i i ion. I e believed in giving a good Commf n School educatiou in tho schools, and he would strike out geometry and algebra. As to Mrs. D.'s capabilities, Bhe now had six grammar classes under her charge, and if she was competent to manage 1,500 children, she was just as fit to be priucipal as those who had 700 children under their charge. Mr. Einsella said it was the intention of No. 9 to forbear discusfcion. The committee entrusted with the charge of No. 9 in looking about for a principal, selected Mrs. Dunkley. Without any solicitation on her psrt,lhe choice of the committee foil upon hor, and the unanimous opinion is that she is the right person to undertake the duties of principal. He had heard some indication of the feeling of the district as to Mrs. Duuk - ley's probable appointment, and public opinion seemed quite in its favor. H the resolution of tho committee did not succeed, thore would be petitions for her appointment and ho (Mr. Kinsella) would be among the earlie&t petitioners. There wero in the employ of the Board hundreds of f emalo teachers, and it was his wish to hold out to them some inducement to make teaching a profession and not a mere make shift which a woman would abandon as soon aa sho could. He had heard the speech of Mr. Fields before, and he did not think the Board could be entertained by going over the same ground again. He thought they were ready to come to a vote, he therefore named tho adoption of the original resolution, and called for the previous question upon it. Mr. Stearns again moved the adoption of the minority report. Mr. Einsella thought there was no desire on the part of the Board to embarrass the question, and that all the memoers wisnea to uave a voce laaen upon it. After some discussion the previous question was ordered by 17 ayes to 14 noes. Mr. Field's amondment was lost, 13 to 18, and the motion appointing Mrs. Dunkley was carried 17 to 14. COMMITTEE ON SCHOOL HOUSES. Mr. Thomas presented the following report from the Committee on School Houses : The Committee on School Houses report the following estimates for ENLABGrSG SCHOOL HOUSE NO. I. Carpenters J. Hart, 822,978 ; J. Piatt, $21,000; M. B. Swezdy, $19,700 ; C. L. Johnson, 819,870 K. Whipple and Son, $16,605. Masons J. H. Stevenson, 818,600 ; J. 1 Ande n, $18,626; H. Vail, $17,490; J. & T. Gibbons, $17,431. ENLABGINQ SCHOOL HOUSE NO. 18. Carpenters. M. B. Swczey, $5,550; C. L. Johnson, $6,963; Harned & Williams, $6,000. Masons J. & T. Gibbons, $10,851; H. Vail, $10,198. The Committee recommend the adoption of tho following resolution : Resolved, That it be referred to the Committee on School Houses, with power to enter into contract with the lowest bidder for the above work, or in case of their refusal, with the next lowest bidder. Brooklyn, July 7tb, 1868. The Committee on School Houses report the following estimates for & BUILDING NEW SCHOOL HOUSE NO. 10. Carpenters D. S. Voorheos, $35,500; A. Falk, 42jl43 C. L. Johnson, 30,737; M. 13. Swezoy, 40,295; J. a Martin, 41,480 ; R. Whipple & Sou, 32,400. Masons J. and I. Gibbons, $52,900 ; J. H. Stevenson, 52,750. BUILDING SCHOOL HOUSE NO. 30. Carpenters O. L. Johnson, $29,664; P. F. O'Brien, A. 8. Voorhces, 28,850; J. S. Antrim, 33,000; M. B. Swezey, 31,260 ; Naughton Bros. 28,187 ; B. Whippier & Son, 25,790. Masons Ashfield, $53,181; B. Maguire, 110,000; J. H. Stevenson, 62,950; J. and 1. Gibbons, 57,900; Lamb, 70,716; P. Carhn, 51,450. The Committee recommend the adoption of tho fol - i lowing resolution: Resolved, That it bo referred to tho Committee on School Houses, with power to enter into contracts with the lowest bidders for the above work, or in case of their refusal, then with the next lowest bidders. Brooklyn, July 7th, 1868. Mr. Rowe moved that all contracts bo hereafter referred back to the School House Committee, with instructions to advertise for the lowest estimates for at least one week, and that all estimates bo directed to aud opened in tho presence of the Board, the Board reserving tho right to give and accept that contract deemed to be for the best interests of the public. Mr. RhodoB Bcconded the amendment; ho thought it of the greatest importance, citing as a reason the cose of No. 9. Mr. Fields and Mr. Northup objected to Mr. Rowe's re olution. Mr . Rhodes thought tho School Hotiso Committee a close corporation, aud he did not know if that was right. Mr. Einsella thought the question a very important one, and was surprisid to soo a committee spending the public money unwilling to have its action publicly ventilated. He thought tho Committeo Bhould court tho widest publicity. Tho umeudment was subsequently withdrawn for a time and the report of the School House Committee adopted. E. D. LTBEABY COMMITTEE. Mr. Burr presented tho following report from tho EaBteru District Library Committee : The Committoo of tho Eastern District Library bog leave to submit their report for tho year endiuy Feb. 29, 18C8. Your Committee have the gratification of announcing to the Board that another year's experience of the results of combining tho Libraries of tho fivo School District of two years and a half since, has more than equalled their most samjuine expectations. The iu. terest so largely manifested by the citizens during the early period of tho establishment of the Library, has not only been maintained but largely in - c;e:ised. So large a number of the volumes having been in use ulmoot as familiarly as tho text books of our schools, that it was believed that tho interest in their perusul would soon be exhausted, but the last year ha3 fully tested the appetite of the reading public, and found it still unsated. The attendance of youths of both sexes and of citizens of mature age ; of persouB bearing the marks of fatigue produced by daily toil and those whoso less arduous employment is equally evidont, testifies tho utility of the institution. Vour committeo are unanimous in the beliof that no part cf the public fund of this Board is expended in the production of greater good. The class of books in tho libiary during tLo first year was deemed by the committee wanting in some of tho requirements of popular demand. They afforded to the student of history,of science and the arts, many of tho works ho would desire to consult. Of what is called solid reading, the Library could afford a wide raDge. The history of almost al tho countries iu the world was prosontodl and in some instances by nearly every prominent author who had written upon it Works of Travel aud, Discovery ; of Biography and the more popular treatises upon science, filled our shelves. But the appetite for books which entertain rather than instruct, which could occupy the hours of relaxation or beguile tho tedium of illness, wero equally necessary to many. The committee feel that it was no unworthy object of heir attention to place in the hand of our young patrons, those workB of fiction, which would tend to elevate the moral and foster the better Bentiments of their nature r ther than leave them to detect the impure and degrading works, which aro so easily found by those who havo no other resource. The number of names already enrolled during the year, is 874, of which tho pupils of Public Schools comprise 306, and the citizens at large, 568. The wholo number of persons who havo participated in the privileges of the Library during the pa6t year is 2,846, and the number of volumes loaned to readers is 35,000. At the beginuing of the year there were on the shelves of tho Library 7,200 volumes, many of which were duplicates. Tho sum of $502 34, the Committee wero im - powered to expend by a vote of tho Board, and has added to that number 586 volumes, making a total of 7,GS6 volumes. There has been received from the sale of catalogues the Fum of $32.45 and from fines $15.09, making a total of $48.64. The committee believe that it is due to tho reading public to keep the library fairly supplied with the current literature of the day. The interest of its readers is frequently excited by the publications which the money of a few only will permit them to purchase. To supply this want ha3 been deemed by tho State authorities a proper subject for the application of tho public Your committee, therefore, offer the following resolution for tho consideration of tho Board, aud ask its Resolved, That the Library Committeo of tho Eastern District he and are hereby authorized to expend the Bum of $1,000 in the purchase of books for tho E. D. Public School Library. J. S. Bonn, J. W. Hall, H. G. BUBNHASr, D. D. Win ant.. On motion of Mr. Bellingham, tho Conimitiee on Teachers was instructed to enroll a corps of teachers for No. 8. ... On motion of Mr. Perry the same Committee was instructed to appoint a male teacher and a corps of female teachers in Primary School No. 2. Mr Garrett P. Bergen asked the Board to purchase a strip of land on Middle Btreet, which would give to new No. 10 a frontage on Middle street. Tho resolution was referred to the Law Committee. Mr. H. R. Pierson offered his resignation as one of the committeo of No. 8, and also as Chaiaman of tho Committee on School Books. On motion the first resignation was accepted, and the second refused. CONTRACTS. Mr. Rowe renewed his motion to have all estimates opened by the Board. Mr. Halls moved to lay it on tho table. The vote was cast as follows : Ayes Messrs. G. P. Bergen, J. a Burr, H. G. Burn - ham, E. B. Cadley, J. Droyer, T. W. Field, J. Halls, D. Hart, W. W. Hurlbut, J. N. Jurgcns, D. Maujer, D. L. Northup, T. Berry, J. B. Richards and W. M. Thomas 15. Noes Messrs. Kinsella. J. McQee, 3. Murphy, H. B. Pierson, E. Rowe, J. H. Rhodes, W. C. Rushmore, J. M. Boabury, J. N. Stearns, A. Suydam, and a W. Wil - letts 1L A TBAJNTNG SCHOOL. Mr. Northup offered the following resolutions : Resolved, That there shall bo a training school for tho instruction of teachers and those desiring to teach. ReBolved, That the corpB of teachers in said school shall be one Master of Mathematics, ono Master of Grammar, ono Master of Reading, one Master of Rhetoric and Education, and one Master of Object Teaching. Resolved, That said school shall bo funder tho direction of and regulated by the Normal School Committee. On motion of Mr. Seabury, the resolutions wero referred to the Normal School Committee. TIME. nr. t:l r .. .1 . i . i : .11 . kat teim of appointment of all Principals shall hereafter expire each year .with tho termination of the summer vacation. - ... , , , On motion of Mr. Field, it was laid on tho table. A resolution offered by Mr. Field, fixing tho exact lime on tho 15th inat. for the summer vacation to commence, was laid on the table, after which the Board adjourned. BEIiIGIOIS NOTES. PBOTESTANT EPISCOPAL. St. John's church, Buffalo, which was badly damaged by a fire caused by a rocket on the Fourth of July, was insured for $30,000. The parishioners of Trinity church, Princeton, N. J., celebrated tho Fourth of July by laying tho coruer - stono of a now edifice. The corner - stone of the old building was laid on the Fourth of July, 1833. Bishop Coxe recently visited the Indian Reservation at Salamanca, Vonsccrated St. Mary's church, of which the first and only rector is Bov. J. H, Water - bury, and confirmed 24 persons. The ground on which tho church stands was ceded by Silver Heels, tho Chiof of the Seneca Nation. The Church Journal turns the tables on those who protest againBt " exces3ivo ritualism" by asking ir - formation on the subject of "dofectivo ritualism." :t Bays every case of the former is reported, but not of the latter, and suggests that " the friends of law and order come to New York in October armed and equipped with accurate knowledge." A correspondent of the same paper urges the coming General Convention to take action on the subject of " the sanctity of marriage," which has lately much occupied the attention of the Church. He proposes a canon prohibiting marriage within thirty specified varieties of kinship or affinity, or marriage of or with any person divorced from any cause other than adultrey. UNTVEESALIST. The Ambassador notices the resignation of Rev. Henry Blanchard, of this city, who preached his farewell Bermon ,la8t Sunday morning. He goes to a Unitarian church in Indianapolis. St. Lawrence University conferred the degree of Doctor of Divinity on Rev. William S. Balch and Rev. Day K. Lee, and that of Lauroato of Scieuco on MisB Charlotte M. Ware. Tho lady is of Northfiold, Mass., and read an essay on "Compensation." During the year $20,000 have been raised for the University, and it iB expected that the sum will be increasod to ?30, - 000. The Trustoes propose to establish a new professorship. METHODIST. Bishop Scott sailed in the California steamer on Thursdoy, and expects to be in Oregon at the opening of the Conference thore on the first of Ausust. Rev. Gilbert Haven, editor of Zion'a Herald, has received tho degree of Doctor of Divinity from three nniversitier. The Advocate says "High Church bigotry" in England Beeka to ignore tho memory of the Wesley's,' and that the tomb of Samuel, father of John aud uharlea, at Ehwortb, has been "lowered from its brick supports and is now almost level with the grass around it." St. John's Sunday School of this city, E. D. , celebrated the Fourth of July with appropriate exar - ciV:eb', Mayt r Kulbiieisch delivered an address, which he said was his firct before a Sunday School. Tho continued publication by the MethoilM of articles one or two columns long on Lay Representa tion indicates that the Geueral Couferoucc, instead of settling, that vexed question has thrown it open to indefinite discussion. The Christian Advocate continues the discussion of the qucstiou started by the Galaxy magaziuc. whether the Methodist is "the church of the future." It cliin - s lbs t .he ri 0 y for ibis sit oni - baiw. - en tint denomination and tne llomnu Catholic, each of which "represents a phaso of the religious aud ecclesiastical Hie oi this age and country," the Catholic presouting tho hierarchical and ritualistic and tho Methodist tho spiritual clement, CATHOLIC. Most of the Garibaldiaus captured at llen - taua have become reconciled to the church. Gavnzzi has been lecturing lately in Venice. The Archbishop challenged him to a public controversy but he declined. Eev. Dr. McQuaid will be consecrated Bishop of Itochester by the Archbishop of New York tomorrow in St. Patrick's Cathedral. The Tablet contains reports of exercises at Manhattan College, Academy of Mount St. Vincent. St. John's College, Do La Salle Institute, Mount St. Mary'd, Emmetteburgh, Md., and St. Joseph's Academy, The young ladies of St. Joseph's Academy, FlushiDg, had their annual reception July 2d. Fathers Rhaligau and Goodwin of this city were among the clergy present. The programme included a variety of interesting exerciEes. The anniversary of St. Peter and St. Paul was celebrated in the church at Barclay street, New York, last Sunday. Mass was offered by Father O'Farrell and assistants. The anniversary was also celebrated in the church of Sts. Peter and Paul in Williams - burgh. Father Flanuey preached. A collection for tho Pope waa taken up. Father Hecker's lecture, desiguod to show that Catholicism favors liberty, was recently dehvored iu Chicago, and has occasioned controversial articles iu the Advance of that city nud the New York Tablet. The former paper instanced Rome as disproving Hecker's theory, and the latter paper says Catholics are no moro responsible for the civil government of Rome, than they are for the civil government of Great Britain. It adds : "We take our religion, not our politics, from Rome." The London Register says : What will not only the Evangelists, but oven tho great majority of High Churchmen, say to the following announcement, which we copy from tho Church Sews T "Father Ignatius intends opening a Convent at Laleham, near to his monastery. There will be au order of Sisters for Perpetual Adoration." If this is not dritiag acoach - and - four through tho Thirty - Nine Articles, we don't kuow what is. Is "Father Ignatius" Btill supposed to belong to. tho Church of England as by law established 7 The Eev. Fathor McNamara has for somo weeks past boon exerting himself to provide the people in the neighborhood of the Collego grounds with a suitable place for divine worship. All will be pleased to learn that on next Sunday (the 12th lust.,) High Mass will bo celebrated in the parlor of tho cottago erected on Wil - loughby avenue, about tho middle of the College block. Services will commence at half past 10 o'clock , and Mass will continue to be celebrated in tho samo place until a church can bo erected. Father McNamara hopes that before winter sets in ho will bo ablo to comploto a large yet temporary bunding for tho accommodation of a thousand persons. Tho above parlor has been fitted up to serve as a chapel, and all who wish to obtain seatu should apply immediately. PBESETTEKIAN. The Observer says the work of uniting tho Old and Now Schools is going ou prosperously. The First Presbyterian church of Cincinnati has adopted the system of free seats. The Fourth Presbyterian church of Wash - inton, D. C, has a Boys' Prayor Meoting. Father Bell, pioneer of the Old School church in Iowa, died at Afton in that State iu the both year of hiB age. President Woolsey, of Yale College, preachod the sermon at tho installation of Itov. G. 2L Boytou, of the Third church of Guilford, Conn. The corner - stone of a new $30,000 building for the Second Presbyterian church or Newark, Ohio, has been laid. The church was organized thirty - two years ago. Twenty - four representatives of Ohio and Pennsylvania Presbyteries have issued a circular ou reunion. They aro in favor of the Westminster Confession and Catechism without qualification as the doctrinal basis of union. The Presbyter says that in Chicago, this seasor, there has been au exceedingly defiant inauguration oi Sabbath - breaking. Several huuses are iu process ot buildiug all .Sunday, quite openly. The Directors of the Northwestern and Pacific Railroad s:arte 1 ou an excursion over their line in their palace cars, ignoring the Kubbath aud the scruples of tho Chriatiau ladle and gentlemen among their guctj, as they habitually trample on the consciences of their workmen by keeping them at work on Sunday, iu full view of tho hundred churches of Chicago, ih - re . re now over 10, 0) men tt work in the city every Sabbath. The worst feature of the capo is, that a very large proportion of the railroad owners are Christians, at least church members. CONOBEOATIONA L. The Advanceurgen the States of the Interior to support their Homo Missions without outsido aid, and says the amount needed for Illinois, $18,000, can bo raised by a subscription from each church member of two cents a week. The same paper protests against the practice of "borrowing ministers," and thinks each denomination ought to supply enough ablo preachers for its own pulpits. The Advance is the really enterprising Congregational organ, and gives more news concerning a ample Eastern State than tho Independent gives of tho denomination throughout the country. A $30,000 church has been dedicated at West Meridc - n, Conn. Eev. J. F. Elder, of Orange N. J., ha3 been called to tho New York Madison avenue church and offered a salary of $0,000. Eev. James J. Kane, of this city has been commissioned a Chaplain in the Navy, and ordered to duty on the Portsmouth. The appointraont of a Baptist "to such a position is said to be a very rare occurrence. The Examiner, referring to the election of Judge Han is to the temporary Presidency of Union College, deprecates the tendency to taking such positions from clergymen and giving them to laymen. BEFOEMED. The anniversary of Bethnne Memorial church, Twellth street aud Montgomery avenue, Philadelphia, was celebrated last Sunday. The Intelligencer soys that Eev. W. W. Hickp, of the Lee ovenue church, in this city, has beeu advised by his physicians that he must suspend pastoral work for a considerable season, as a condition of his restoration to health. NEW JEBUSALElf. The Messenger announces that the attendance at the church In Boston Highlands, Mass., has increased to 250 ; that ltev. 11. L. Tafel has been appointed assistant minister of tho St. Louis church ; that a society has beeu organized in Trinidad, W. I. ; that Hev. G. N. Smith has been lecturing in Michigan ; that a lot has been secured in East Woburu, Mass., for a $2,500 church. VIEWS OF COKItESrONDElVS. Tbe Assessors and tlio Enrollment Lists. To the Editor of the Brooklyn Eagle: A short time ago your columns gave notice, that the Assessors'Omce would be open certain evenings to hear excuses about enrollments for military purposes. The writer wont but no office was oien, but learned it was opened at a later hour than named. Now there are thousands of persons who wish to make thoir excuses, if it could bo done in tho evening, but cannot spare time to attend in the day time, and will have to submit to the loss of one dollar. I was told last evening at the office, it would not be opened evenings any more. Could you not, Mr. Eaqle, just give ono Bcreech in that office for the benefit of many thousands who are interested iu a small way, to open ono evening a week; only give notice. Tenth Wabd. Perhaps you are not in a happy mood and don't liko the nomination, never fear.you will like it better as you grow older. Fourth of July Parades, To the Editor of the Brooklyn Eagle; An humble corporal desires to enter his protost Bgainst Fourth of July parades. Tho spectacle of two or three thousand men making roasted martyrs of thoni - eclves to the gratification of all the biddies and small boys along the Une of march, is not sufficient to compensate for the suffering endured by the soldiery on that day. The management of the march waa far from creditable to the officer in command, as regards its length, and the meagre time allowed for rest. Tho day was so insnff erably hot, as to be scarcely endurable by people at home in diehabile, ret we had to don our heavy uniforms, and shoulder our muskets, to eclcbrato an inhuman cnBtom. I believe it possible some moro rational and equally patriotic way could be adopted, without risking the health and lives of tho militia. Two or three in my regiment alone dropped down in tho street, overcome with the heat, while many sacrificed their principle of discipline by deserting the ranks, unable to go further. The idea of being dismissed at half past nine, aa promised in the orders, waa a proaos - terouB one, considering the line of march. My olBt in making these remarks la, to aak greater diacreHh on tho part of selfish commandora, who ride on big horses, in ordering out their regiments at ntch seasons of the year. A Cohpobai. DIVIDEND NOTICE. OFFICE OF CONTINENTAL INSURANCE COMPANY. No. 102 BROADWAY. New Yobk, July 8th. 1SB. CASH CAPITAL $MO,000 03 GROSS SUBPLU8 1,512,(13 50 TOTAL CASH ASSETS 8,012,623 60 This Company has this day declared & Dividend of Fifty per cent, to its Customers, upon the premiums earned dtt ring the year ending lBt inat., on all policies entitling tua holders to participate in the protiU of the Compaaj's bus! neea, and Scrip will bo i&sucd on the 15th of September to policy holders for tho amounts to which they aro reepoctfve - !y entitled. ALSO. A cash dividend for the payment in fall of the scrip issued in 1802, with six per cent interest thereon, payable August 5th, next. ALSO, A cash interest dividend of six percent, on outstanding scrip, for the years 1663, '64, '65, '68, W, payable on the 15th day of Soptember. Scrip transfer books will bo closed from the 1st to the 15th of September. ALSO. A semi - annual cash davidend of e&ht per cent, upon the cap ital of the Company, payable to the stockholders, or thoir legal representatives, on and after Friday, loth inat. CYHU8 PECK. Secretary. THE CONTINENTAL INSURANCE COMPANY OF NEW YORK, NO. 118 MONTAGUE STREET. (M rcantile Library Building,) Invites the tho attention of Property Owners to tho follow - iu inducements for insuring in that Company. 1. ItaCAriTAI. (paid up in Cash.) la... $500,000 00 ItsSDitPLUS (ou the let of July) I,"il2,623 50 Making its Total Absetts 2,01J,C2 50 Composed of the following Items : ASSETS, JULY 1st, 1863. Cash Balance in Bank ai37.921.1S Cash Balance in OthceH 1,819,72 8139,740 80 Demand Loanson Stock of Solvent Institutions (worth over $350,000) 844,100 Loans on Bonds and Mortt - aKes (1st Leins on Real Estate worth ovt i $1,010,000) 606J80 Stocks and Bonds owned by the Company as f oUows : 825,000 American Exchange Bank 80,000 M 5,000 Bank of North America 6,600 00 5,000 Bank of America 7,000 00 5,000 Broadway Bi nV 12,500 00 O.uOO Importers' and Traders' Bank 6,500 00 6,000 Mercantile Bank 6,000 00 5.000 Merchants' Bank 6,000 00 10,000 Metropolitan Bank 1300 00 10,OUO Naesan Bank lO.roo 00 10,000 National 11,500 00 13,000 St. Nicholas Bank 14,300 ou E,000 Union Bank 5,750 00 10.0CO N. Y. Central Railroad Bonds 9,500 00 10,000 N". Y. and Erie 3d Mortgage Bonds 9,700 00 10,010 KingB Co. War Enlistment Bonds 9.503 00 c6,0CO N. Y. State 20 years 7 per cent Bonds 38.600 U) 1,000 N. Y. Central Park Iinprovom't Bonds. . 950 00 1,500 N. Y. Fire ledcmnity Bonds 1,500 00 50,000 New York City Revenue bonds 50,000 00 12,000 Brooklyn City Public Park Improve. ment bonds 12.000 03 25,0(0 Brock yn City Wallabout In p ov - ment bond'." avmo (0 20.COO Tennesse lioi di 11.O0 Ou 60.I.W U. r1. six per cent. BondB, 1BS1 b7,) 00 aajjxX) U. S. six per cent. Bonds, 187 353,710 CO Real Estate 102 Broadway and No. 1 Pine st, N. Y.. owned by the Company 175,000 00 Real Estate corn r Court and Montague sts, Brookiyn 03.500 (10 Int:rfBt accrued on Loans 23.112 10 Premiums due 38,159 44 Rents accrued 'i.'&l 00 Siuii - ra 5) Liabilities (mainly for unclaimed scrip and scrip interest 8 "?,3SI 31 2. The entiro profits of its buain(.ss are divjiloJ, in July cf each year, between its Stockholdt.rj and Customers, as fol lows: ONE Q'J.iniEB is divided to 1 tockholders, n cash. Three Quarters aro paid back to Customers, in scrip bearing interest at six per cent, per annum, and ieiioiabU in tho order of its issue. Dividends havo been mado to customers in July of each year, as follows : 1887 33H per cent. 1858 .'....60 1859 50 1E60 45 1861 35 " 1863 40 1863 50 U61 50 " 1B65 45 " 1866 S3H " 1E67 33lj " 1868 GO The scrip issues of '67 and '53 rodcemed August, 1864. The scrip ieauea of 1859 redeemed ' 1E65. Tho scrip issues of IgOO redeemed " I860, The scrip iasueB of 1E61 redeemed ' 1H67. Tho scrip issues of 1662 ordored redeemed " 1868. This Company issues non - participating policies (whloh do not entitle the bolder to participate in the profita) whea tha hazards of the risk, as compared with tl.o customary rate, will not justify participation. Such policies, however, do en title tbe holder to all the security which tho system provides, and will bo issued at prices as low aa experience proves to bo adequate to the hazard, and therefore as low as any rcapou sible Company can properly accept. Annoxed wo give n practical example illustrating tho par - ticipation system, by which enstomers obtain thoir insnranco at as near cost aa is consistent with security, with tho addi tional advantage of having that security increased by c&ch successful year's business. The following figures show tho satisfactory pros. oaa of .h Company the Binco System of Participation was adopted. NETT ASSESTS. Jan. Is', I - B7 8 tiI0,.'67 63 " 1S59 692,1100 OJ 1859 81S,4n S3 IS 915,010 49 " 1861 39 " 1963 1,053.11$ 93 " 1863. 1.143,634 18 1864 1,2?5,7!7 07 " 1865 16:1,853 80 1866 1.413,326 85 1367 1 55J.16S 36 18( 1.631.150 IS July 1st, 1868 2,')12,622 50 Bythis FysUm the Customers of the Company p!irtioipal - i in the I rofita of tho business, but under no circumstances ere they liuble for the losses. i. As will be seen by tbe accompanying tahtcs, the Customer obtains his insurance AT AF.OUT WHAT IT COSTS THE COMPAiry TO rBOTKCT HIM, while his security by iw steady increase renders this Company's Policies rtliat - 1?. almost beyond the possibility of failure in caso of large conflagrations, the principal point of danger to Property Owners. 5. Tho Directors, a list of whom is added to tliii circular, are well known citizens of New York and Brooklyn, whose names alone are a respcctablo guarantee of tho reliability of tho Company. 6. The Company insures against loss by Srp, oa Baildings, Marchsndise, Household Furniture, Rents, Leases, Manufactories, (excrpt of the more perilous kinds), Far.n property, and all other insurable int' - resta, at reasonable rstea of premium. 7. The Company la organized on a plan designed to promote the security of its Customers, rather thm to give a large profit to its Stockholders. DIRECTORS. GEORGE T. HOPE. Pr si.lent. H. H. LAMPORT, Vice - President, Lefferta St, near CUssoo Are. A. A. LOW A A. Low t Brotfwf 8. B. CHITTENDEN S. B. Chitl - 'nden 4 Co WM. H. SWAN UrinncJL Minturn & Co HKNRY C. BOW EN . , AURELIUS B. HULL Fjhnestock. Hull it Oa WILLIAM M. VAH JOSEPH BATTELL Eld - '"n. ilittell A Co U. 8. STEPHENSON ;eorR. 8. Sfc - nhpiuoa A Oo WM. M. RICHARDS i; Co HORACE B. CLAFLI.V - B - CUflin A Oo JOHN D. MAIRS - , - - - Ild Dowc. 4 Co LOK1NO ANDREWS Lonng Andrews A Boa CARLOS COBB , WM. T. COLEMAN Wm - T. Coleman A Co WILLIAM T. BOOTH Booth ft Edgar CHA8. M. CONNOLLY Connolly A Co WILLIAM V. BRADY GEORGE W. LANE. Oeo. W Lfn A Co. OH AS. COREY TABEB nX" ?'H - .M - Tmber. SAMUEL D. BABCOCK Baborek, Brothers A Co. JAMES FRA8KR - k raaer, Mai r A Co, HIRAM BARNEY. . . . . Banwy, Butler A Persons. LAWBENCETURMIRI - Moot Taylor A Co. 8HEPPARDGAJirY.. GEORGE OBISWOI.D ..N. L la. Oriiwold. SAMUEL A. 8AWY ER. - BjiryeT, Wallace A Co. CYRUS GURTIS8 President Washington Life Ins Cot WM. D. MORGAN. . E. E. Morgan'! Son, WM. ALLEN BUTU - R ,. - ! URIEL A. MURDOCH .Preaidtnt Continents! Bank. D. H. ARNOLD Lt President of Mercantile Bsok. CHA8 LAMSO.N C. H. Marshall A Co. L H. BRIGHAM WKIL NGTON CLAPP Clspp A Grinne'l B RADISH JOHNSOfe Bradlsh Johnson's Socs JOHN CASWELL. ... - . . .. ohn Cm. II Co HENRY F. 8PAULDING 8pcldlnj, Hunt A Co BOBT H. MVcURDY"tio"M'cCMd. Aldrich A Spencer GEORGE MOSLE. E. PaTeistodt A Co JOHN H. EARLE Eaile, Ounninxbam A Co CHARLES II. BOOTH .7.7. . .Charles H. BrothAOo EDWARD MARTIN CrtgtnACo GYRUS PECK. 8ctelry. iyS4t 1 i

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