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follow the advent of rain. He offered the following resolutions, and moved their adoption :
Resolved, That this Chamber urgently request the Honorable the Secretary of War to forward as speedily as possible to that afflicted City all the tests that can be spared from the service ; and be it further
Resolved, That His Excellency, Governor Hill, be solicited to forward to the Mayor of Charleston a portion of the tents used by the National Guard of this State.
These resolutions were unanimously adopted.
The President stated he had anticipated the action of the Chamber in regard to the tents of the National Guard, and transmitted to the Governor the following telegram :
NEW-YORK, September 6, 1886. To His Excellency, David B. Hill, Governor, Albany, N. Y.:
Tents are absolutely necessary for use of sufferers by earthquake at Charleston. Will you authorize loan to that City on behalf of the State of five hundred wall tents and as many hospital tents as can be spared ? The Chamber of Commerce will see to their being forwarded by first steamer.
(Signed,) James M. Brown, President. The action of the President was unanimously approved, and the telegram was ordered to be placed on file.
Dr. ANDREW SIMONDS, President of the First National Bank of Charleston, and Mr. H. R. GARDEN, of this City, by invitation, addressed the Chamber upon the condition of affairs at present existing in Charleston. The latter suggested a plan by which those who had been rendered financially helpless might be enabled to repair or rebuild their houses.
The Chamber then adjourned.
Monthly Meeting, Thursday, October 7, 1885.
A regular monthly meeting of the Chamber of Commerce was held this day, at one o'clock, P. M., at the Rooms of the Chamber, on Nassau-street, between Cedar and Liberty streets.
JAMES M. BROWN, President.
And a quorum of members.
The minutes of the last regular meeting, held June 3, and of the special meeting, held September 6, were read and approved.
REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES.
Mr. HENRY HEntz, in behalf of the Executive Committee, reported the following named candidates for membership, and recommended their election :
LOUIS DE BEBIAN,
These gentlemen were, on members of the Chamber.
one ballot, unanimously elected
Mr. Tuomas P. Ball, Chairman of the Council of the Nautical School, reported that the Twelfth Annual Examination of the School would be held on the United States Ship St. Mary's, at anchor in the East River off Thirty-fourth Street, on Thursday, the 14th instant, beginning at three o'clock, P. M., and invited the members of the Chamber to be present.
REPORTS OF SPECIAL COMMITTEES.
Mr. William E. DODGE, Chairman of the Special Committee appointed on the 6th ultimo to collect subscriptions for relief of the sufferers by the Earthquake at Charleston, verbally reported that the appeal to the members of the Chamber and others for funds had been generously responded to, and that the sum of about $87,000 had been contributed up to this time for the purpose. He further stated, that the Committee would be prepared to submit its report at the next regular meeting.
Mr. HENRY F. SPAULDING said :
Mr. PRESIDENT : Thursday, October 28th, having been desig. nated by the American Committee as the day for the Inauguration of the Statue of Liberty, and approved by the President of the United States, invitations have been extended to distinguished citizens of France to visit us and participate in the ceremonies.
The occasion will possess peculiar interest to the people througlıout our country. It is eminently proper that this Chamber should take cognizance of this event, and commemorate it in an appropriate manner. I therefore submit the following preamble and resolution, and move their adoption :
Whereas, The Statue of Liberty Enlightening the World, the gift of the people of France to the people of the United States, will be unveiled and inaugurated with appropriate ceremonies by the President on Thursday, October 28th, on Bedloe's Island, NewYork Harbor ; and Whereas, It is fitting that this Chamber, as the representative of
, the commercial interests of the City, should show its appreciation of the friendship that prompted this unique and munificent gift to our people, therefore, be it
Resolved, That a Committee of Five be appointed by the Chair, with power, to make arrangements for entertaining, at a Banquet, in the evening of the day of the Inauguration, the Representatives of the French Republic and other distinguished Guests who participate in the ceremonies.
Mr. SPAULDING said his engagements would not permit him serving on the Committee, and therefore asked to be excused.
The preamble and resolution were unanimously adopted, and the
CHARLES S. Suite,
A communication was read from Brig.-Gen'l RICHARD C. Drum, Acting Secretary of War, dated War Department, Washington,
September 9, 1856, acknowledging receipt of a copy of the resolution adopted by the Chamber on the 6th ultimo, requesting the Secretary of War to forward to Charleston such tents as could be spared from the service for the use of the sufferers by the Earthquake in that city. The Secretary stated that all the tents at the disposal of the Department had been shipped to Charleston, and that there were no funds within the control of the Department out of which further relief could be granted.
The communication was ordered to be placed on file.
A communication was read from the Hon. J. D. C. ATKINS, Indian Commissioner, dated Department of the Interior, Washington, September 22, 1886, stating that a request had been made for the removal of the Indian Warehouse from New York to some Western city, and that the question would be considered and a time fixed for a hearing of all parties interested.
Mr. William H. Lyon said the matter of the removal of the Indian Warehouse from this City was a question which concerned the whole country.
That Indian supplies, costing millions of dollars, are annually distributed through this Warehouse, and the best interests of the Government demanded a careful consideration of its removal.
On motion of Mr. Lyon, the President was authorized to appoint a Special Committee of Three, to represent the Chamber at the proposed hearing
The President appointed the following named gentlemen as the Committee :
WILLIAM H. Lyon,
A communication was read from the Hon. Josepu Nimmo, Jr., dated Huntington, Long Island, N. Y., October 5, 1886, on the subject of Sea Coast Defences of New York and the adjacent shores of Staten Island, Long Island and Connecticut.
The communication was, on motion, referred for consideration and report to the Committee on the Harbor and Shipping.
A communication was read from the Victorian Chamber of Manufactures, dated Melbourne, July 24, 1886, transmitting a copy of a
resolution adopted by that Chamber relative to the American import duty on Australian wool. Also a copy of the Eighth and Ninth Annual Reports of the Chamber, and a copy of the Illustrated Hand-Book of Victoria.
The communication and accompanying documents were referred for consideration to the Committee on Foreign Commerce and the Revenue Laws.
The Chamber then adjourned.
BANQUET IN HONOR OF THE REPRESENTATIVES OF TIE FRENCI REPUBLIC
AND OTHER DISTINGUISHED GUESTS WIIO PARTICIPATED IN THE CEREMONIES ATTENDING THE INAUGURATION OF THE STATUE OF “ LIBERTY ENLIGHTENING THE WORLD," on BEDLOE'S ISLAND, NEW-YORK HARBOR, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 28TH, 1886.
Pursuant to the resolution adopted by the Chamber of Commerce on the 7th of October, 1886, a Banquet was given by the Chamber in honor of the representatives of the French Republic and other distinguished guests who participated in the ceremonies attending the Inauguration of the Statue of “ Liberty Enlightening the World,” on Bedloe's Island, New York Harbor, October 28th.
The Banquet was given at DELMONico's, Fifth Avenue and Twenty-sixth Street, on the evening of the day of the Inauguration ceremonies.
The occasion brought together two hundred and forty-three guests and members of the Chamber, including many of the older and most prominent merchants, bankers and business men of the City.
The dining hall was handsomely and appropriately decorated with the flags of the two nations, and the tables beautifully and tastefully adorned with flowers.
The REPRESENTATIVES OF THE FRENCH REPUBLIC were follows :
M. ALBERT LEFAIVRE, Minister Plenipotentiary, in charge of the Consulate-General of France at New-York, Special Delegate of his Excellency the President of the Council, Minister of Foreign Affairs.
Count FERDINAND DE LESSEPS, President of the Franco-American Committee.
ADMIRAL JAURÈS, GENERAL PELISSIER, Senators.