Newspaper of The New York Herald, October 24, 1855, Page 2

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated October 24, 1855 Page 2
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THE INDICTMENT AGAINST ALDERMAN HERMCK. C?m far tba ProtwO? Clomd. eorrur of oykh awd tiuuiinkb. Before Hon. Judge Roosevelt. Tr?iuT, Oct. 23.?The great degree of internet awaken ed Id ibe public mind on the lubject of the indicted offl ?tele, drew a large attendance into Court thin morning, Bo witness the proceeding* in case ot Alderman Her At the opening of the Court Judge Roosevelt read the ?iVowing medical certificate as to the health of one of the Jnro ra:? Mr. S. J. Hart Hn Intermittent neuralgia ot the head, attacking i"'U at nigot If it continues, as la pro bable, it ?UI render him uotlt for jury duty. W. ft. UcCRKADY, M. D. Mr. Hall had no objection to empannel another juror. Judge Kooaevelt?'he attack comes on usually at night, and if t bo jury had not to he coritin?d at night, I under stand he might serve But, if agreeable to both (idee, it might be better to li.iye another juror sworn In place of Mr. Hart. Mr. Brady?I object to any change in the jury. Judge Roosevelt?Tien, Mr. Hart, you hail better take your seat, and, if you ilnd yourself unable to continue, you can address yourself to the t'turf. Mr. Hall then opened the case to the jur^. He said that if any of thein had come under the unhappy antici pation of having to lis'eu to a long pe-ch from him, he would be a jreeably disapp dried, lie wdhl I proceed iu a concise, business manner, to expose the fac<s of tho law and ef the evidence. This -a-m, ho said, may he subdi vided into three parts. There is au indictment, there is the act under which the indictment is framed, and tliero me the facts on which i is founded. 'Ihough there are twen'y- three counts, there is really but one charge in the indictment. It is that Anson Iferrick, the defendant nt the bar, late oi the Nineteenth ward, on the 1st June, 1865, b?ong a member of tho Couimna Coun-fl of the city ?f hew York, did corruptly, wilfully and feloniously ac eept, from one Edxnond Waring, ore nog liable and valid bank check of the value of $luO, which chock was alter terwarUH convened into money, with au understanding between them that Merrick's vote us Alderman should be giien in > | ai ticular manner in favor of modifying <hn grade of laghty-sixth street ia tni.s city, which grading waa pending as a question in th" Common Council. It would ii" thus seen that the substantial charge is that -n a certain day?which v.us the Mth August, 1866?Mr. Waru-g go ve into the hands of Mr. Iinrnck a cheat for *100, under the promise that he vote of Mr. Her atek in the Board or Aldermen should b* given ia favor ef modifying the grade of Kigh.y-slxtli street. The law tinner which the indictment was framed was passed in 1 Sod. Originally the charge ?f bidocry relate I only to judicial officers of courts ot re ord, but in that ie.ir tho legislature t xtended tho provlsioiis of the law > members of e itnmou councils oi corporations of any eiiy in ibis Plate. By this law the ;? inishmeut for 'ho oOeoce of bribe.) y is that the offender shall tie forever diH |mtiM from holding any public office. Th? facts of the eaae Me in a very small compass indeed. The fa at to mi proven by the prosecution is tdmply this?tn.it Mr. War ing, on a certain day, gave to M.. Herrics a check, which Mr. Ho. rick took on condition that he would vote ?n a parti, ulai manner. Aloe - man llerriok, not only as an Alderman of the Nineteenth ward, had an interest in this question, but mw oue of he committee to whom the mat'ei wus reCerred. After proving the eurpu* ifttllcii, he (_Mr. Hall) would put on the stand Mr. Waring, a gentleman of respectability and lulltieuoe. from whom Uiey would leurn that he celled on Aide-man llorrick at his hours sod gavobiin ? clc cL l?r 9100, with the express aaoerstanding tnat if 'he measure passed tho chock should-e earned, and if not, it should lie return;d. 'in the 13th of September the noa-.ure passed, on the motion ot Alccrmau Ilcirick. an l to clinch 1', he moved its rec >u ?ideiation: am. on the 15th o' Neptember 'be chec': was ear hoc. These wore all the tacts In the case. Mr. Brady moved that the I iatrict Attorney bo com pelled to elect on which count of tho indictment tho nc eaxed -hall be tiled. There wore twenty-three counts in it although the ma'tor could he set forth in one count without any dilheulty whatever. Tlioy thought ihey should no' h" subjected to having this cobweb indictment thrown over them. Tliero aro two statutes, to one oi which this Indictment maybe rof . ed. One of them is lh? amended charter of the city of N'ew York, of ISM. l'hat contains a provision establishing a sort of geogra phical morality; tint is. it j rovldos that ' Ortain officers ?f this city -hull he subjc to punishment for offences for which like olficei s of other cities ol 'his -'la'o are not lisble to puni dnuent. Ho would not stato tho legal grounds on which he made the motion, hut would con tent him elf with men ly making the motion. Mr. Hull stated lv was his practice on submitting mat ters t" the jury to elect on which count of the indictment he relied, and in this case ho would do so at the proper time As to the cobweb which counsel spoke of, he would fuel that it would ho able to catch big blue-bottle Mes who thought themselves safe. Judge Hooeevelt?11 he very object of different counts is *n meet the various phases of foe - wdiieb may come up, and tt wen id be impossible for the iiislnct Attorney to ?elect in advance which count ho should go on. Mr. Brady?Well, the Court overrules the motion, and we except. John if. Cham bow examined by Mr. IT ill. y. Wh it offlc," do you h"M in the Hoard of Aldermen? A. Da.uity < lerk to the Board of Aldermen. Q. You ?r? genera1 ly in attenilance at th" stated -0* gions of the Board of Aldermen? A. Moat generally. Q. Are you aciiiainted witb AJderman Horriok? A. Yen, Hir. Q. In the m nthi of Angn-t and September lust, wh< ected na Aldermen of the Nineteenth ward of thin elty/ A- Alderman Derrick. Q. Produce the original papors which runic np in the mat'rr of the grade ot tjghty-stxch street. [Witness produced the petition of Rob- rt 8. Livinggtoa and other*, tor alteration ofgrudee in Eighty *ixih ? root, presented to the Hoard of <'ouucilmon, February l>, 1X6.V remonstrance* accompany Ing the petition, which reern to have been presenter! at thu same time; report of Co n mittee on Kouds in ti e lc>xrd of C'ouncilmen. lluy It, 1865 in lavor of changing Ihe grade; report of like com mittee in Foard of Aldermen, eon ai ring in the action of the (out..oliiien, p. t gi ultsl Align rt 14.] (J. What action was had on prc-enting the report ? A. It wan laid on the tnide subsequently taken up and re-eotnmin?d to the committee. t|. What wan th" next stop? A. On August 16 it wis again taken tip, laid on the table, an l made thespecinl order tor the second Monday in b'eptomtier. Q. What then? A. On .September 19 It tvaa taken up and disposed of, and was approved by the Mayor on Sep tember 15. (J. Hare you the minutes n| September 13V A. Yes, air. y. Produce them, if you pler-e, and state what miunte tkere is is iu regard to the action in tire matter of the Kiwhty sixth street grade. Witness, (reading minutes]?Alderman llorrick moved to take up repor' of Committee on Roads, which was car ried. rhe report was taken up and concurred in. Alder man Herri k movid a reconsideration of the veto, which motion was negatived, .uud the matter was oroered to lw sent to the Mayor lor approval. Q. I'oes it appear frotu there paper* whooompnso.l the Commitee < n I toads in the Hoard !>f Atdermenr A. Wiu. Drake, ('. H. Tucker and Anson Derrick. (J. Are you acquainted with the hnn?l writing of the report? A. Yes, sir; it was made by one of the clerks. Q. Is this a i\ py ot the oiiginel minutes? A. Yes, sir. (Marked by the Court a- an exhibit, along witli the origi ial papers.) Mr. Hall pi proposed to put these papers in evidence, merely calling attention to one pe'ition for th" changing ot the gru'l. of Eighty-sixth street, bearing the signature ?f Edmund Waring. Mr. Brady called attention to the fact that the rcmon "trance was signed by a number of gertlomeit. He read it and the petition in favor of ehnngii.g the grade. kdni< ml Mining. examined by Mr. Hall. <J. Where do you reside? A. In Flghty-alxth treet, Q. You are a property holder iu IJghty sixth street V A. Yes, sir. <i- H ow long liav you liveil there? A. A year last May y. What Is your profession ? A. An architect or hoiider. y. Are you acquainted with Aid. Herrick? A. Soi ic little. (J. Hi w b ng is it since you flrst made his acquaintance? A. The tlrst limo I saw him was in the City Hall wiien tb"y advertised lor a meeting for the nur)>ose of inking into consideration the alteration of the grade of Eighty sixth strict. Q. AIhuiI what time wan that? A. I think it was some time in the fore part of August or latter part of July ln-t. 0. You were one of the pi tit toners for altering the grade ot Eighty -ixtli street ? A. Yea, sir. Q. That signature (exhibiting a i>aper) is yours? A. Yes, sir. y. What part of Eightv sixtli street do you reside in.' A. in the cet tre of the idock between avenues A ami B. Q. In the month of August last did you dra* s check tor the sum of i 100 to anybody ? A. well, I might hare done so. Q. Have yon in your possession any check drawn by y?m at any time? A. Yes sir. Have the goodness to show it to the Court ? Check produced. Q. I id you make anil draw this check I A. I did, sir. y. To whom did you give this ohcck ? A. Well, tluit I object to; | mu?t decline aniwering that question?it may lead to criminate myself. Mr. Hall?That I must leave to the Court. Judge Hi oecvclt, (to witn-ss)?It is proper for the Court to inf-mi yt u thst the legislature, contemplating the precise (Ufllculty, insertedclause in llie act of 1863 which I will read to you. The clause provides that every peroon offending aga nst ei'Ler of the prortgfaa* of the section In question shall he a cotnpotent witness against any other per on so otfen.tlrg and mav be compelled to appear and give evidence before sny magistrate or grand jury, or in any ourt, In the same manner as other jier wons; but the testimony so given shall not be used In any prosecution or pr oceerHug. civil or criminal against the person so testifying. There is. therefore, continued the .lodge, no apprehension of the testimony >ie!ng used against yon. Witness?Do I understand the Court that I ?m com pelled to testify in this case ? Judge Roosevelt?This act goes on further, am! pro videe that if in any prosecution for such offeuce any per "on shall refuse, or without just cause omit to appeur or to produce any paper or writing, according to the requlre ment of a subpo ua. or shall refit ?e or omit to testify, tho Ourt may, in addition to any other punishment for con tempt, order such perron "T witness to lie imprisoned until he .hall consent to apprwr and testify, or produce euch paper or writlDg. The Is-gtalature thus has giren the answer to jour question. Witness (after a solemn p ure)?Well, tliat rheck was gtvwn to Alderman ilerriok. Mr. Brady ha l not interfered bolween his Honor nod the witnees. but now excepted tu ilm ir.-1ru<-ti in gi.en to the wit nee*. Mr. Hall (to witness)?When was thig check g'ven to Alderman Herrick/ A. I believ* it Wk tiie ?L.y previous Ao iu date. Mr. Brady?That ?u Sunday, was it not ? A. I be lisvett wm. Mr. Hall?And where was it given? A. At his kouse la Slaty-drat (treat. Q. For what purpose did you give this oheo. to Al derman Herrick? Objected to, and objection sustained. Q. With what eapress purpose, if any, did A'derman Her nek receive the cheeky Objected to, and objection sustained. The Court though t it would be better to ask the wit ness what took place. 0. 1 id Alderman Herrick express any purpose in re ceiving this check? Objected 'o ss leading ?nd irregu'ar. the Court thought it bettor to ask the witness what took place on the occasion. Q. Was anybody present beside yourself anl Alderman Herrick wbe:i you gave thin check? A. N'o, sir. (J. In what putt of bis house was it ? A. In tho drat story; in the parlor. 1 believe. 0- At what time of the day ? A. Well, perhaps some where belwetu U and 4 o'clock in the attcrnoou. *}. State all that, was said or done by yourself and Ai de, m.ni Ilorrlck in the presence of eiudi uibcr at that tine and place? A. When I llrst wont in, I handed the Alderman a piece ol'paper, not that one; in that paper I stated? Mr. Brady?That you need not tell. Mr. Jlall?What became ol that paper? A. 1 left it with Aldertnao Herrick. Mr Hail called on the defence to produce that paper. llr. Hal* to witness?What then ? A. Hint paper ex pressed Iho object ul the <100. Q. Alter you handed him ihat paper what took plane? A. I ban leu htm the che ?!< and went away; I did not nee the Aide man again till after the measure had pa.-sed tho Board of A10otu.cn. (J. 1 id Alderman Herrick say anything? A. When I handed I im the check lio said he did nut wish to reo ivo anything of the kind; lie shovod it hack tome; I then tated I would leave it with him, and lie might return It. it some future time it ho thought tit, if thhoPject was nut accomplished. i). What el-e was said by either of you? A. I do not know tlia' anything else was said, unless tluit 1 endea vored to couviuce h'ui that the change ot the grade of Eighty-sixth street was a vtry necessary measure. ). How Q. How long del the interview last 1 A. I should think liflet n or tu onty minutes: perhaps a Utile more. <J Hid you ever, at any other time, hne any conver sation with Alderman Hsrrick about the measuie ofgrad ing highly ixth -troei? A. No, sir. t). I id you ever at anytime subsequent to this inter view? A No, sir; 1 liave had no conversation with him on thet subject sidcp. i). When you went away do you know where the paper and check were? A. I left them with him. Q. When did you n< at see the check? A. When my account was fettled with the bank; 1 got i'. returned with my other checks from th<- bank. Q. Have you ever seen that paper which you left with the alderman since? A. No, sir. tj. Ho you now know win- e it is? A. 1 Jo not. tj. T'o you remember the date at which the check was returned to you? A. I do not. <V- llnve you any copy of that paper which you left? A. No, sk. Q. State the contents of that paper. (Objected to; objection overruled and exception taken.) Witness?That paper, if 1 recollect rightly, siste i that 1 was willing to give ilOO for a certain number of business cards- that was, provided this measure pissed or s as concurred in by ihe Board nf Aldermen. tj. Have you stated all that the paper recited ? A. I think tha' was nearly all tho paper expressed. tj. Hid it state who was to furnish the business cards? A. 1 expected the Alderman to furnish the business cards. Q. Were you ever furnished with business cards by the Alderman, or any one else at that time? A. No, sir. t). Or at any other time ' A. No sir. <}. Were you acquainted .at that time with tho business or occupation nf Alderman Herrick? A. Yes; I was in formed of the Business he conducted. Ho you know now what his burinem is? A. 1 under stand he is editor of the Sunday paper called the .Ittat. i/. What bank did you ke p an account in ? A. Tho Mechanic's' and Tracers'. U. The whole Oiling up of this check is in your hand writing? A. Yes, sir. O. Were there any signatured to that paper ? A. No, fir; it was uot signed. 4 tj How many lines of writing did it have? A. Perhaps five or six short lines; it was a small piece of paper. How many limes bef ire th at had yon scan Alderman Herrick ? A. Well, porhaps, two or three times. i?. Did you aver converbc with him before this, on any other 'ubjcct? A. I think not. <>. Hid you ever receive any c unmun'caiiou from him prim- to this meeting? A. No, sir. Q. It wis you who stated that if the men cure did not pass he might return ihe check ? A. Yes, sir. (}. To whom did you state It? A. To the Alderman. (}. 1 id he mike any reply? A. lie did, sir. f). What did he say ? A. He said it it did not pass ho certainly would return It. Cross-examine I by Mr. ltr.ady. t>. II 'W old are you? A. r am fifty-four. <?. How long have you resided in tho city? A. YTcdl, I think it ran-I be noxr thirty years. <}. And during all that tiaie you have carried on busi ness as builder or architect? A. Yes, sir. <}. Were you ever connected a' any time before this, with any measure ponding in the Common Council? A. Weil, i had a simple resolution passed through, somo year- ago, to correct the title to a piece of property. Q. Had you . ver Ix'fore been eonnccted-wlth any action in any l"gi dative body, which was discussed and oj.pescil? A. No, sir 1 dy r.ot know that 1 ever was. y. Ifavo you ever been personally interested in any rucb mi usuie? A. Not except Iho ou? 1 allude to. y. 1 id yon pay anything for that? A. No, fir. y. Wer" you direc' ly or indirectly connected with the lobbying biihinOM? A. No fir. (>. r>id you ever offer to bribe any official? A. Never, oxrep' in this in*lance. Q. I id ymi over commit any erlma before tlif.-?? A. i do not know that I have. Q, Tben that was your first experiment in crime? A. That wa- I hp first. y. Your (hrrdly hare <>f course reside.] with you In this city? A. Yes. sir. y. Do you know llryun MoCr.lsill? A Yes. Q. Ifetvas ronner'eu with tula measure? A. He pre sented a letitlnn; that's nil. y. Did be adiocnto the measure? A. Yo->. y. Did you employ him to do iof A. Not particularly en ploy him. fie seemed to fall in with my views. Q. Did you ever olTer him any compensation? A. No, sir. (J. All he did was done voluntarily? A. Yes, Rir. Q. Who WTOto the petition? A. 1 cannot-ay. <>. Who brought it to you to sign it? A. I think Mr. Livingston. y. llii grade gave rise to a goo.l deal of di cushion in the street or neighborhood? A. I do not know that I ever heard more than two speak about it. y. What perrons took a prominent part in trying to lobby it through the Common Council? A. There woie several of us to use our Influenc. y. Name them. A. There was Mr. Livingston, two of the Koikes, and I thir.k Mr. Nililo. Q. Was t hero not one man who took the most promi nent part in lobbying the measure? A. Finally we got Mr. John Murphy; ho appeared to understand lobbying better than I old .a good deal. y. What ward does he live in? A. In Tweiity-flrst sticet. 1 bebeve, y. What i?his business'' A. He deals in lime, lath, and "ueh r.rllrles. y. Ilaw long have you known liim? A. Six or seven years. Q. Was he employed in lobbying this measure? A. He was employed a* I whs: he was interested In the measure. y. And ? I'nrn you know, h" advocated it merely be cause be was interested In it? A. That's nil. y. Did he uot take the active control of it? A. I oe lieie so. y. Who was the most active man on the other side ? A. Thomas K. I < wning. Q. You never sp.,i,e to Alderman Derrick on the subject before: A. I never did, because I liad uo aC'|iinint.inoc with hinr I may bare spoken to him once or twice on the subject In the committee. y. Did you ev r in tlie committee, or out of the com mittee, speak to Alderman Merrick about the measure? A. I could not say whether I ever did or not. y. Whe told you that he was in favor of or opposed to it? A. Nobody told us, but we rather judged from his manner that he was on the fence he express^! himself so to us sevetal tiruea la the clerk'- oftlcc, or the private Office. y. Who ?as there la* IJe yourself when he so ex pressed himself* A. I think Jidin Murphy was. Q. I'n you remember any o'her person who was pre tent when Mr. Hendek expressed himself in such a way? A. there were o'hei.s. but I could not name them, y. When was that ? A. I think it was in July. Q. What did Mi. Hrrrlck say? A. lie said he had friends on both sides, and wonbl prefer to have nothing to do on the subject, but leave It with the other members ot the committee. Q. Was it to yon or Murphy he said that? A. To Mur phy. y. Did yeu get any of your friends to call on Alderman Derric k, to try snd Influence him ? A. I think not. Q. When was it that yon flr -t formed in your own mind the idea of going to Alderman Merrick with the check? A. I think it was the evening before -Saturday evening, 11th of August. y. Did jou know Fernando Wood at that time? A. No, air. y. Not by sight ? A. No. sir. y. Had yon any reason to judge how the Mayor stood on this question? No, sir, I had never seen bini to know hlin. y. Did you kn >w that Murphy and Wood were intimate A. 1 heard Mur| hy mention hi- name several time-. Q. Whs re were ron when you formed the determination to five Mr. Merrick the check ? A. At my own house, y. Alone ? A. No. air. y. Who ana with you * A. Mr. Murphy, y. In what part of your hou-e were you ? A. I think on the parlor floor Q. Who el-e w is there'- A. No > ne, that 1 recollect, y. What time of the day was it ? A. Perhaps near sundown. y. Mad not Murphy made up hD mind at the time howf many votes he rould rely on A. i don't know that he hsd exactly made up his mind. Q. You had doubts of your being able tocarry the mea sure ? A. Yes. air. y. Did he cull by appointment or of his own accord A. 1 think of his own accord. Q. You did not expect to see htm that night * A. 1 do not Un"W that I oid. Q. Mow long did he remain there? A. Perhaps an h ur: we were talking on that sulijeei alone. Q. Do yon know whether Murphy came to your house slene or nf : A. I think he oawe alone that time. y. I>o y n know whether anybody came to the door with him' A. I do not know. y Which 11 you suggwtad the Idea of a check ? A. It was Murphy y. What did Murphy say t" you on that subject? t Objected to as Irrelovnn' and incompetent. Mr. Brady argued that the nneatlon was pr< per and stated that he wanted to show tnere was a conspiracy be Iw en witne-s and Murphy, or a conspiracy in which the witness was made a tool tor the benefit of tho first magis trate of the city. yocstion allowed and repeated, tho District Attorney withdrawing his objection. Witness?Murphy ngge f?dth? Idea of drawing up the check, and aiso the paj-er that I hare referred to. Q. What did he say? A. I ooold not repeat the lan gnage; the substance of tt ?u that that was the only way we eoald sesure the passage of the petition n the Board of Aldermen. Q. Did he suggest any each courts with any other Alderman? ATno, sir. Q. Who suggested the amount of money? A. I think he did. Q. Did you object to it? A. I do not know that I did. Q. Did it strike you that there wan any thin: dis honest in the propoeition? A. I under-.tood that t waa i-onit tbing that was done every day in the city govern ment; it did strike me that it was not all rignt, but Murphy said it was a common thing. t?. Lid he'ell you how to do it? A. He gam me direc tions how to do it, be tokl me to draw up the paper I have spoken of, and All up a check; I to d hiin t at I Lad no blank checks in the house; he took out a blank eheck on the Bull's Ib-ad I'ank, and I altered 'he heading. <4. 1 ten that it is tided up '? Cash," or bearer; was that put in at your or his suggestion? A. At his. Q. you would not have put llerrick's name to it at aU events? A. No, sir. 1 think hu suggested, "draw it te cash." (J. Did you scggest to him ho had hotter go and do t himself? A. I flunk I din. 1 raid so to klurphy. Ho eousidered 1 was the most proper person to do it, as 1 was a stranger to Mr. Herrick. Q. Ho was well acquainted with Derrick ? A. I pre sume so; I have seen them spent log together. Q. Did either of yon suggest when tt should be taken to Aid. lienick's house ? A. I think that he propos d the sumo evening The check was filled up on Sunday. Q. Where did the conversation stop on the Saturday night ? A. Thset ho would come up next day, at 1 or J 'Clock. What was the object of the appointment for Sun day ? A. He wanted to make some furihor inquiries whether a promise would answer as well as a check. Q. How c.itue ho to suggest that? A. I do not know; but 1 considered if there was no money offered there coeld be no harm done. Murphy said he did not know win I her that would auswer. Q. Then the check was not produced on tho Saturday night at all? A. No. sir. Q. Yon wore expecting him on Sunday, then? A. Yes, sir; be concluded then that a promise would not answer; it must bo a check; I do not recollect that he stated bis reason for it; 1 never a-Ycd him the name of his adviser, but I understood him that behud conversod with Mr. Her tick's ti lends on the subject; ho old not name them; I think it like y ] might have stated I had not so much monep in the house; the check was (illed up on Sunday afternoon; Murphy cumo on down to tho ci'y and parted from mo at tho coiner of Sixty-Unit streak and Second avenue; Id) not recollect that there was any appointment to meat again; he was in the habit of stopping at my place oc casionally to report progtess; 1 cannot say when I n txt. saw him; pet hups i -aw him on kl0,"'?y; I am pretty confident 1 did not attend a meeting till alter tho petition v as concurred in; I saw Murphy within a week afterwards at my office; he had been in the habit of calling thore; he spoke to me about my being ?.t Herrickta hou-e. Q. W hen aid you firs; s'ate to any person that you hud been to Alderman Herrich's house with a check? A. Mur phy was tho first 0110 I tolu. <J. Whom uid you tell next? A. T do not know Hint 1 stated it to any one eVe till 1 went before ths Craml Jury; vtlnn I stated it to Murphy no one else was present; I made no statement of it in writing; I was supoc-ued before the Grand Jury. Ihesupu'na was .-cued on me by on officer, on Hie Mon day iu<u ning that the indictment was lound (JJd Sep t> int er); 1 have not now got the supeena that was served on me. Q. From the time that you told Murphy that you had been to Alderman Derrick's house, up to tho time that you went hefon the Grand Jury, I wont you to be cer tain wh- tborin any way by wiittng or by peaking you int. 11 med any one that you had been to Alderman ller rick ? A. No, >ir. I). Did you know any of the Grant Jury at that time ? A. I aid not; 1 did not know the District Attornev or the Mayor a' that time; I was in tbo (band Jury room three times?twice the firs', day; 'ho Mayor v. a- pointed out to me, coming out of tho Grand Jury room. They said I should be wsnti d again, and I waited. </. 1 lie first tinio ycu had beon in the Grand Jury room, did you state you hau been to Iloriick? A. I do not know h< w that was. I think not; I give gome testis mony, but do not knew th* precise nature of it. Mr. Hali should have objected, under ordinary circum stances, to the secrets of the G and Jury boiug made known, even by J witness, but as it ttui tbo m? pM?a here, ho did not think pri per to interfere with tho ex amination. Q. When you went buck tho second timo lo llto Grnnd Juiy, who told you all about the chock? A. Tho fore man. Q. When did you next oe the Mayor? A At his office, the sumo ihiv, al'er 1 had been in tho Giand Jury room; the second lime Mr. Murphy suggested the idea of going to the Mayor's office to see whether Mayor Wood had ap proved the resolution; Murphy was a witness theroalso 1 think he was in-ide when I wis culled in tho bccond time; Murphy pointed out Mayor Wood to me. Q. When yon wore before ihe Grand Jury tlio second time, did you decline to givo any testimony? A. No. sir, not al ogethcr; a gentleman stood up and road the law to tee, dating that 1 was compelled fo testily; it was not one of the Grand Jurors; 1 am no' certain It was Wor d; 1 irny have saio it wis Wood, but if 1 did it was through Igitorartce, tori did not know tho Mayor irom the Dis trict Attorney; 1 cannot say uow which it was; I am not certain whether hat gentleman ba'' spectacles on; 1 in derstoi d since then that tlio District Attorney was pre sent; previous to that 1 had no idea thai it was the Mayor; but af'er 1 saw in the newspapers that tho l istidct Attor ney was there I concluded it might have been him. (}. M hat did the Mayor say to you in the office? A. "Wo enquired whether our petition had been signed, and the Mayor saio il had been, und ibo Mayor told me ? hat this bribery bad nothing to do with i lui validity of the resolution; the Mayor then -ant for Mr. Carter,"the foreman of the Grand Jury, and after ho eaino In, he.fMr, Cnr1e>.) staled I hat they had oruh-ncc enough 10 con.-i :t n e, iff did not testify; I think thla .aa after the convor ration about signing the resolution, y. Why did you remain then? A. The Mayor requested us to ? ah ; Carter had pro hoe ty stated to iue something " p likp i Bert iu tin Grand Jury roo to the like > fleet in tin Grand Jury room; ho iritO.od me to sta'e tho whole fnots, and asked me to como down next nviruirg and testify; I don't know that tho .Mayor said anything on the subject; I think the Mayor tated that I h( i:l(l he protected If I :ostlfio,| against Henick; Murphy and I left the Mayrir's ofliro t( gcllier, leaving Ca' tcr be hind; next day I ?? nt bock to the Grand Jury room, and gate further and other evidence: I could not say whether I saw Murphy ihc eanie day a-: tho Indictment was fouud or next dsy . I think Mmphy and ! wont to Aid. lloriick's new spay er office, in Ann street, but cannot tell the day; I do not know who suggested going there; Mr. Herrick and I believe Mr. Ropes, nispartner, crnio up to my office the same day, and met Murpby thcic; they talked - oge ther In my pieeence. <}. Did Murphy say that ho lial stated to the Miyor i tiled that you had given tile check to Mr. Herrick so as to get the resolution signed? A. Mo, sir; ho said no su.li thing. Q. Did Murpliy say lie was satisfied he did wrong? A. Re (x pressed hitn,"( I; as sorry h r what had taken place. t,'. Did he say ho thought if Horrick sod his u'tarks on Mayor Wood in the Allan, the whole iu tictment uld be done away with? A. Something like that was said in Herriek's office, hut rot at ray office. <). ld(l Murphy iay at your office that the whole t ing had been got up to punish lieriick for his attar? ( on tVi od in the Allan t A. I did not hear anything like that. Q. lid Murphy propose thni If Herrick would go and pre the Mayor the whole thing might be settled? A. Nothing of the kind transpired at my office. What was the otject <f going to Herriek's oil -e? , Herrick's?" A. We both 'elt sorry tor Mr. Herriek's situation, and If anything could he done to bring 'hem to a reconciliation We Would do it. Q. Did Murphy there propose that Herrick should go to the Mayor's i fficc ? A. I think not. He asked ,r. Herrick tf he would forego his accusations against ? te Mayor provided the Mayor would stay proceedings, : id lie finally said he would go and sec the Mayor, and ee whether anything could be done iu that way or nut. Q. Whnt did Alderman Herrick say? A. Aldermin Her lick declined the offer, and Murphy put the an' ie question to Mr Ropes, and asked him whether he wonl i go and see tne Mayor" and Ropes, I think, said he would. Q. Did Herrick say he would have nothing to do v tb the Mayor tliat lie got up the qunrrel, and liad to fight it out? A. No: nothing of that kind: Herrick inti mated that he would be witling to hi ing matters to a set tlement; nf'er Mr. Ropes consented to go and see the Ma: or, then, I understood that Horrick offered to go also; 1 believe Murphy went to see the Mayor; I left with htm; we parted in N'us-au street, at the l'aik; he told me he would go and see the Mayor if it was not too late, and lie stalled in the direction of the Mayor's office. tf. t id anybody teare notes of your testimony in the Grand Jury room? A. I believe so. (f Did you state th re as you did here, what transpired at Alderman Herriek's house? A. I Hunk it contained neatly the same sentiments. ?f. Did yr u s?v any thing about this slip of paper about the enrd?? A. I believe I did. tf. Did they take a note of that*' A. I could not say: I it I did not tell them that it was Murphy-who dictated do not know that I stated anything at all about John Mur pby: he ws? examined before! was there at all; I was not spied any questions about 1dm, and that is the only reason I toid not ling of him; 11 ulked with Murphy be fore I went luto the Grand Jury room; he hat a subpoena; 1 did lint know that Murpliy had told anybody abont this affair; I had no suspicion of Mr. Murphy disclosing any thing. atter I got Into the room 1 found out that the Grand Jnry knew all about it. but I did not think of how they learned it: I repeated the content- of that paper, but did not tell the Oraud Jury that Alderman Herrick bad given me to understand whether he was in favor of, ? opposed to that measure: I -ay now. ss I did thea, intfdf" * " * ------ - = that l did not feel satisfied when I left the house whether he would vote tor the measure or not; Alderman Her rick stated to me that he had friends in favor of It and friends opposed to it, sod would rattier the tm'anec of the com mittee ac'ed on it than that he should: this was at,the same intei view I had and previous to the moment of handing liim the check; I did uot ask him whether lie i-bonld vote for the mea- :re or uot. I do not think he said wliethe: he would veto for ft or not; If there was anything further said it amounted to the same tiling, this room appeared to be a parlor; I do net know whether there were any books in ft,or table with writing materials; Mr. IlerTiek btmsrlf let ins out of the house; I did not ssy I won'd call again he did not ??k me; It Is a frame bouse standing a little back from the street; it i- not what we -all a basement home, but a common American bouse, the r? m was on ihe floor even wltli the hall I considered It was a parlor: he was lying on the -of* when I went in he got up and walked about. I put the check Into his band: he kept ft in his hand and then of fered It buck to ins 1 did not take It and he kept it in lits hands; he said he did not wish anything of the kind or something to that effect; lam under tire impree-ion that he kept it in his hand all the time. I fret pretty confident and am positive that he had It in his hand when he let ine out at the door, because his remnrk Hipb was " I will tslnrn this If it does not pas?," 1 never stated to any one that I left the check and paper on the talle In Mr. Hcnlck's hou?e without his knowledge: f have ?een a brother of Mr. flor risk's ( nee: they came np

to my hoove together, shortly after the iiidlrtm-nt war found; I ci nver-cd wiih them re-pectlr.g the testimony given In the rase 'lefore the Grand Jnry. Q. I Id you tell them that yon told tho Grsn I Jury that, you had no agreement or undcr Unding with Alderman Herrick as to how he would vote on this qucttloi? A I D' ver felt cert*fn how Mr. Herrick would v. te; I did not | tell them that in these word*; I mid I Mt no better mtin tied after 1 left Mr. Herrick'* bourn bow he would rote than I did before; he never made any promisee on hi* Mfte Q. Did you state to Mr. Herrick'* brother and Mr. Rupee, or either of them, that you left the check upon the table after the Alderman had refused it, in the hope that It would induce him to act more speedily? A. I think Alderman Herrick asked me that question either in my house or at the office; I never ?aid so; the Alderman said s# himself. Q. I id you ever say to either of thein that yon had left the check In Mr. Her.'ick's house without his knowledge? A. I never stated any such thing. N. In whose writing is that word (Nassau) on the chock? A. 1 do not hnow; I am sure it was there wh-n I received it back from the hank; 1 examined It when it was return ed, and saw that word written on it. Murphy has a* ted m? at different times before the check was returned, whether it was returned or not; be appeared to be anxious to know whether the check was paid or not ; he called about the time I gat lark the cl erk ; I did Dot get it back till after the indictment was found; I ralbd at the Dank, and they showed it to me ; this was the drat time I bad stei. the check alter the 1 ;th of August; the paper about the b*^!8ss curds contained ihe Words, " BUnoud Waring, architect, No. 10 (,'hrystio street." i). 1 o you know whether Murphy returned to Mr. Her rick'* office alter you parted with him? A. No, sir; I did not pi either; the slip of paper about the cards tv is about twice us large as that check; 1 handed tire Alder mm the paper in ilie lirsl place, he looked over that and said nothing, and then 1 huoded him the check; 1 ant not certain wbeihcrit was open; but the Aidei man took it, opened it, and read it; I never stated that it was rolled up in the paper about the curds; 1 think it was partly open, but am not positive. Q. By whom were you shown the check in the bunk? A. By i l.o cashier, I think, llr. Brown: Mr. Murphy wa.t not with me; 1 did not 'ale away the check then; in the course at the same foieuoi u 1 went to tho Grand Jury room; the next time I saw the check was when my ac count was ha lanced; I think I never snowed it to Murphy u 'er that; 1 had kept an ucount there nearly twenty tears; n.y business for tho last year, and for ihiee or four years, has been that of a builder; 1 have been frequently employed at an appraiser, si.d have been, as often as a dor.en times, exam ined rs a witness. 1 have not often been called as a witness in matters not relating to uy business; 1 have st nu times been employed to make estimates, so a* to give otidence afterwards; 1 was so employed in the case id Uuterbury & Heid, and gave my statouient; I have nrver heard that It was afterwards diacovere 1 1 ha l not measured one portion of it; and I do not say that if I had been employed ou the other side 1 would have measured it; there was no money specially deposited by me in the bank to nieot that check; it was paid out of my money exclusively; Murphy never gave ine uny money for It; I have hsd no business relations with Murphy; there was neprovision made to meet that check; it *ts net re quired: I never did tell anybody that when 1 handed Mr. Derrick that cherk It was rolled tip or concealed la an other piece of paper; the question was nevr u-ked me; I n. ver told Mr. aopes in what shape ] handed It to him. 1 liee.t examination resumed. Mr. Hull.?With huw many persons have you talk"d over this matter since you wero before the Grand Jury .' A. I>ibaps eight or ten. t). N<mt' at manv it* you can remember? A. Many of my .icquuintances have asked me tho que turn, and of coun e 1 could not deny it. Mr. Ball?I mean about tho manner in which thu check was banded? A. 1 think I have conversed with no i eisi n about this except Mr. Herrick, Ids brother, Mr. Ropes, Mr. Murphy, and Mr. Ijvingston, besides tny lawyer; I never boil .toy personal intercourse with you, .Mi . 1.all, until yeeterciay, on thvt subject; 1 havo only bad Hie one interview I spoko of with the Mayor; the iu tie view whh Hugh Herrick was at my h juso two or three weeks ago; T bavo had one other intorview with Mr. Herrick at my i flico, and twice at my house, since tho indictment was louud. To ihe Coui I?Hugh Herrick eaino, to my house in company with Aidei man Herrick. To Mr. H.vl!?Murphy anil J had often talked over the matter of bighty-sixth street before that Sunday; Mur phy took a gieut interest in it towards tho latter end; before 1 was subpoenaed 1 had had no idea that I was to go t c'ore tho Grand Jury; I was quite unwell at the time with remittent lover; them was some gentleman who read the statements in the Grand Jury room, hut. I can not my now who it wis; that was the timo 1 was con fused; I do not know that tho check or cards wore re foiled lo particularly ut the 'line wo spoke with Herrick ?ndRopo*;wo found, when we w -ut to tho Mayor's of tire, that ho had signed that resolution in regard to } ighty-slxth street already; 1 have never been spoken to i n the subjoel of being reimbursed for that money; 1 have no su- b idea; the defendant has ant reimbursed me, nor has he ever promised to do so. Ji hn A. Tiiikct, examined by Sir. H 11?My occupation is bet lire; er of the Mechanic*'and Trader*'Bank; am Hcquuinted with Kdniond Waring; have bo-n connected with that bank lour years; have bad that check in, my possession at the lank; It was paid there to my personal knowledge; (produce* n statement of Mr. Waring's ac count during (ho month of .September;) that ttatemeni wuk u.ude by tnu from the t ank books; it is a correct copy; 1 think this check was paid on ltith coptembe-j the word "Nassau" is, I think. In the hu no writing of the Cashier; tl iy nic always marked; I think that check was then tlii- same us tt is now, 1 did not know at tho time 1 received the check that there was anything on the back ot it; at the date of the chock, on ldtlt August, 185o, I support) Mr. Wailng had funds in tho bank to moot it: 1 never knew it to be otherwise; I leturnod that check to Mr Wat lug ihortly alter tho liotjk was balanced; tho face ? f the chti k is the same now as it was when I gavo it to him. 1mmmcd by Mr. Hfady?Have no tieritonnl knowledge wnat fluy that check was presented at ih" bank, it va unt pi fe-en'ed at ihe counter; itcauie through the o-, biirqits; 1 know that from the books; do not receive 01 txnmfi.o the exchange*; the word "Nassau," in pencil, Was ' u it vt tin I hi ?l saw it. io Mr. ih I!?i remember the date when Jlr. Waring and I it oLni at the clock) I pa -o<i it to the cashier, an! he jn- ed it to Sir. Waring: this it the santo check; I kc(p 'he book sccotiu's of Mr. Waring; the buudlo ol check tvss returned through hi< son. To All. loud)?I made ap 'ha' bundle of chocks to be returned. , M. T. Hiundngr?examined by Mr. Hall, ?v.rr receiving toller ol the Nnnau I.'nnk; have a business acquaintance With John K. ltoj.es: he keep* our acccuut* in onr hank; (the chi ck for $100 handed to witness) I never remember having teen the check before. 1 o you i( member any time in September last having In your custody a cheek answering this description, with tl.e Hulbdienii rank einscd, uad Mechanic's and Trader's w ritten nrolsr it? Objected to us Incompo'ent and irrelevant: objection overruled, and exception taken. Witnes.?No sir. I). 1 ook on the hack of this cheek, and state if you rengnite any writing, or traces of writing. Witness?fKxaniintrig the cheek) I seo some marks there: it is like a 1'and a long dash to it: ^exhibited to the jury) aru personally acquainted with Mr. Hopes: never have scon that eherk bob re to-day, nor a chock like it; have a recollection of ."ever.il deposits inade by Mr. Hopes in r opt em her last; the ticket which 1 was sub poened to brli g here 1 could not find. I). Do you remember any conversation with Mr. Hopes on the subject of a bank check in September last ? Objected to. and objection sustained. (). l:o you t( collect any specific fact in iclation to a bank check of Mr. Hopes in feptorabor ln^t ? Objected to; objection overruled and exception taken. A. i h' ard something about a check that Mr. Hope deposited. Q. What did yoti do at that time in regard to that cheek ? A. I do not remember doing any'hing. t). What eircntu stance called your attention to a check of Mr. Hope" y a. J do not know, sir. Mr. Hrady objt rtcd to this course of examination b jeetlon overruled. Q. Do you remember, in the month of September 1 t, writing the name of any person upon the hack of ny check dept. itod with you personally on behalf ot the Nassau Hank, and then at the request of that person cya'ir git? Objected to. Mr. Hall read the three questions which h" proposed to ssk the witness. The above was the first of them: objection overruled. Witness?: not ait unusual occurrence in a hank. I rcroemhe writing phe name of some person "n the hack of a check: but 1 do not recollect erasing it at ihe request Of that person. Q. Hail yen, in beptember last, conversation with Mr. R<q es respecting a specific clieok f Obp e'ed to and allowed, and exception taken. A. I do not remember any particular conver-ation. U. Do you recollect a conversation you had with me in the Nas-itti Bank In presence of Mr. McKlrath ? A. Yes. I was subpocned immediately after that conversation. Hie prosecution here rested, and the court adjourned to Wcar.esday morning at ten o'clock. Court of Clot ma. SsTt atnv Oct. 'JO.?The eourt met at 1J o'clock, M., to-day. The .lodges were ail present. Mr." Jacob Burker, of lsiuistaua, appeared, was sworn an attorney of this court, and filed a petition in the case of Richard H. Ward and others, his assignees, who claim the difference between lawful money and Ihe depreciated pater cum ncy received under the loan of hist of August, 1814 on *l,4JUQ8. The court delivered an opinion, that the ease of David Mverle (No. 1 on the law docket) is within the jurlsilijtlofi of this court, and anthnrized testimony to 1? taken. This rine was submitted by argument on lust Thursday morn ing. It is a claim a rising from an alleged non-fulfilment of a contract by government with the claimant far fur nisblnv water-rotted hemp. Case No. Jfi on the law docket heing called. Mr. PtAnfon aj p< at ed for the ela want. It is the case of Win. W. Gov, who claims compensation for extra services while head messenger of the Post office Department. Mr. Stanton stated the case, and real letters from Mr. Whittlesey, fVmptmHer of the Treasury; Mr. Washington. Asriatan'" secretary of the Treasury; and Mr. i'hillfps, fcixth Auditor of the I'nat office Department. The t-olicitor followed, and at ihe conclusion of his re tratk" Mr. ^tenton submitted tnccase fortUie decision oi' the court as to whether it is within its jurisdiction. A number of cases being called whlcn were not ready for aiguinent. the court set apart Monday next fhr hear ing arguments in the coses of John C. Hale (No. 18) Ashtirv IHckins. (No. 40.) Michael Nourse, (No. 41,; and Jehu Hob. (No. 51.) alter which the court adjourned. Tdk Mercantili FisBtnT.?A Ncwbuiyport cor- j responceut, uqibr date of October 211, writes that a large I scl 'ol "1 fat mackerel struck In to the eastward of Boon island on the first of last week, and vessels which were near the place filled up in a short time, and returned home. Most of the Bay Clialenr fleet which have arrived, after pocking oat, hauled up for the winter, hut the re turn i f the successful vessi Is has stimulated tbeni to re fit again. The greatest activity is now manifested to get out a- soon as possible. Tlie trial of Miller, ciiaiged witli the horlhle butchery of 1 t. Iladel and Mr. (Iraeff, commenced and ended at ('umbeiland, Indiana, on the 20th Inst. 1 ho evidence closed at 5j? o'clock, and after short addresses by the coun-el the case was given tothe Jury. They retlr.d and r> mained out fifteen minutes when they eetnrued with a verdict of guilty of murder in the first degree, lAbi of Hew OniMd*, TO TWM SB1T0K 0/ THE HUUL9. A statement ha* been published by the press of this eity to the effect that revolutionary movements have re cently takes place is New Grenade. This assertion is erroneous, and had its source is publications made in Panama, referring to letters from Popayan and other places. I have received letters from that city, as well as from Bogota, Carthagena and Cauca, stating that the country was at peace. During the elections for senators and representatives to the Congress which is to open its sessions in February, 1860, tbo three political parties which divide tho nation have struggled to obtain the vic tory at the ballot bo*, l'be system of elections in the country is ilreot. Every New tiranadian, twenty one years old, is entitled to a vote; consequently one ot the parties mast obtuio the relative majority to carry the election. But said struggle has been conducted with ad mirable order, and without any symptoms of revolt. The parties I a'/ludc to, ara tho conservative, the repub lican or moderate liberal party, iyid the radical. There are certain points on which 'ho conser vative and republican parties unite. Tho radicals lso join the liberals in upholding oi ineusnri sot progress and absolute liberty of conscience. None of the politi al parties in new Granada advocate tho idea of strong goveincicnts nor the miliuiy ami religious powers. The privileges of military and religious corporations have keen abolished, and the standing army it reduced to 188 men; militury service i< notcocroi. e, and soldiers are obtained by voluntary enlistment. Public security depends on tho good sense of 'he pub lic. Police agents aro not numerous: all public roads are perfectly safo and persons travel with considerable sums of specie in great security, even through deserted regions. The mails cat ry all the gold of commerce with out uny danger, ami only by way of procaution. the mail coming down the Mugdalena river every fortnight with luorc than one or two hundred thousand dollars, is e? eorted by li*soldiers and a sergeant, and even th[s escort is only customary from tho river Mngdalena through the woods to Carthagena. Such is the slate of tho coun'ry. We put d?wu in lieeember last, the rebellion of Melo. No cue was condemned to capital puuishinont?tills penalty having been abolished in the republic for ovory kind ol political oflt nee. The gieat question lo-day is the perfection ofa govern ment of federal States, as In the United States, and the ? stablishment of a good ti> aneial system. Ua these sub jects u liferent opinions exist; but neither of the political parties has in its pla'form exclusive principles. The urgent portion of Iheradicul party wish for the abolition of indiiect taxes, and the conservative* generally contend for the preservation thereof. Bust of the moderate libe rals miv^pie a mixed system. I hr4ff written these lew lines in order to give you a correct idea of the present state of New Granada and contradict the exaggerated statements that have been published, and which do a real injury to commerce and tho enterpi ises that have been undertaken and tire expected to benefit the nation. There arc in New Granada more sy moat hies to wards strangers than in aDy other of the Spanish Ameri can States. Any loreigner may obtsiu his naturalization papers and be a citizen of New Grtinada within twenty {bur hours; and when ho Is such he is entitled to the privilege ol holding ollioo in the republic, with the excep tion ofthese of President and Vice President, for which it is a re<|Ub>ito to be a (.Canadian born citizen. Citizen ship Is never forfeited iu tha* country, and is only sus pended in tho enne of insanity, or by a judicial sentence. [should yon think the publication of this letter useful, you will oblige mo by insert I eg it in your valuable jour nal. GEN'. T. C. 1)K MOdtlUEBA. Tlie Centra) SewardOrganon Finance. [Front the Albany E.euing Journal, Dot. 23.] THK DESMAN OK THE STOCK MARKET. A state-man has called tho New York Central Railroad an "imperial" work. It is a national institution, ci ra Iarable for dignity and value with the great rivers which How through contiguous States aud market tho products and bear the travel of independent empires. While its roils lie within'he limits of New York, its relations ex tend from the European stdo of the Atlantic to the west ern trihutaiies ot the Mississippi. It carries the win: it of li.wu to the looms at Manchester. It bears upon their way from Indiana and Michigan the ratlous of tho French soldier in the Crimea. Tho lead minors of Illinois and Wlseomin have an interest in It. It is one of the chan nels thiocgli which the urticans of all New England re ceive (bod. Its iron rails arc connected with tho cupper mines of Superior?reach to tho wheat fields and pineries of 'anuria?and pas. Irg entirely through the granary of Ohio aid the farmer* i f distant Kentucky and Virginia to market their product in the docks of Liverpool or of Havre. Much of the intercourse of the citizen- of eighleen American States is over its truck. Tho traffic nnd the travel of implies is on that truly international highway, tho New York Central Railroad. Its stock is a store-honpe for the portions of widows aud oijhans. Did age luvests the earnings of youth in >tl sbaies. legacies are deposited within it, and a very gieat in.inner of women and children ot retired mcr chants and of people in the declino of life, depend for their subsidence upon Its dividends, perfectly confident in its vast resources, nnd wholly trustful in the integrity and wisdom of its managers. An army of inechaulcs and laborers Is maintained by it In steady employment, pro Hiable and honorable to them, aud use'ul to the State. In the highest sense of the term, is the New York Central Railroad a public institution. Groat as is the interest directly involved in its -toek, it is Insignificant conipaied with the interest which the people of this Slate no-, only, but of fully one-balf of this Union, have n its exi ts ncu sud operations. This Journal is not the jarli/an of ary road?but among the duties of a just press, we count lhut of repolliug the assaults of a bad press, upon funded property and useful public insti tutions. 'Ihc Nro York Hmuij> U the He.-ian of the stock mar kot. II* H.irfaro whether of attack or defence, is aKsjs for sale. The high; t bidder among the strategists ol Wall stteet, obtains its services. True mercenary, it has no rente of tight, of duty, or of itatiiotinin. it light-' for pay, uml for puy only. The money of same ol the corsairs lurking in the sha llows of the Stork hxchango, has sot this ba t paper uron the Central loud. Its finance articles of late hare reeked with falsehoods and slanders. No statement is too tin probable, no lie too gross, no insinuation too mean, for it to employ in Its Hestilan warfare upon the stock of the road and tho character of its management. While the shareholders. generally Intelligent of the utter infamy of the llntsiD, and of the unreliability of its statements, are uninfluenced hy it in their opinions of their own properly, it is epabled to exert nu influence upon the market. It can depreciate the valuo of stock in the hands of a holder obliged to sell. Though he may understand the rascality of the process by which his property is <11 minished, aud be able to expose it, ho is wholly power less ngamst the robl>cry. He has got to lose. We were ogni/unt of a sale of Central stock by a widow, the day subsequent to the recent scoundrelly rumor .started through Wall street of a heavy defalcation by an olllcer of the r< ad. bhe knew it was ial*e?<he purchaser knew it was fol.-e?but the rumor hid the effect designed by its evil authors. It liad depressed the stock, and lived lor a time its maikct pi ice. which the lady wns obliged to ac cept, and which inflicted upon her a wholly utiuecc sary loss. in wa i fnre fully as dishonorable as this Is the rTwuiD engaged. It publishes false statements of great debts, equivalent in injury to great defalcations. It diminishes the mourn s ot the road, and swells by millions its lia bilities. It faMflcs returns, imputes fraud, preuictsloss, and advise* sale*. Of its many articles, we now have but that of October 18. This purports to hare boon written with the f tate I t'ginccr's report of 1864 open before tho editor. That report expressly states that the Central Railroad lias no floating debt; yet the llessian of the stock market says, " it is admitted that the floating debt is hilly a million of dollars." With the same report open, and fiom which it professes to copy, it falsitb-s the sum of the cost of the Albany and Schenectady road >3C 144 73; of the t'tica ami Syracuse. 8176,178 72; of the Rochester and Syracuse, >189.628 27, and of the Buffalo and Ro chester. $&U5,lii8 27. The aggregate of these sums it discard", for the purpose of Broiling the alleged increased olldated ? cost of the consolidated roads for one year. It blunder ingly overlooks the existence of the Buffalo and Lock* port, and the Rochester, lock port and Niagara Falls roads, (if the figure*which it does use in ita table, it makes a false result against the read of >1,499,440, and omits items which, with that, would make an error in its statement of the cost of the line of $4,442,828 ! What corporate management, what funded property is safe from such unprincipled malevolencef The sweeping assertion in the article of October 18, that the Central Railroad could tow be built snd equip ped lor fliteeu millions of dollars, should of Itself forever blunt all criticism in the Hjoulp upon railroad manage ment. It is the merest child's babble, if it bo not pur posed misrepresentation. Rouble the money Unit this road has cost, would not now buy the exceedingly ample and valuable real estate it owns from Buffalo narbor to tbe Albany Basin, and build and stock the line. Every body knows this. Although the public may not have known the falsityof the allegation, that ''the act of con olldntlon added at one stroke of the pen between fourteen and fifteen million" of dollars to the nominal cost of the road," the HeaaLin of the stock market w< U knew it?for the rejicrt from which it cyphers slanders, slated the entire funded debt (there Is no flouting debt) at >11.6414.(133 B2; of which only $8,886,200 were for the premium bends, Issued to repre sent diffci ene< s in tbe value of the stocks consolidated, and whteh were so issued with the approval ot all the boards of diiectors of the several roads, and of all the stockhold er- who were required by the act of consolidation to rot# ujou its acceptance. But ia it necc.-sary to defend the economv and fidelity ef the administration of the Central road J" against the warfare of the Kcw York limuiji, in any community and the Hessian charicter where tbe officers of the one. Istics of the other, arc known' Surely it ought not to be. From Fort Kearny.?Mr. R. B. Toler has ar rived ut Kickapoo city from Fort Kearny, and reports to the7>f<m<rr that all was well at Kearny. There were a good many repoits at Fort Kearny about Indiana, but none were visible. Mr. Toler aaya:? . At Thirty-two Mile Creek, eight miles beyond the little Blue, met n large war party of Chevennes. who appeared very hostile. They stopped the treU and offered the J .. . r i\ ? i nu 41.. (wlalAtl nagontrs the privilege of nghttaffW1 them or a division of their provision*, 'ihc train ammuni tion, accepted the first offer dlfidyd their provisions, . r i.. _ 4n mael II.P RkTIHI fi'irtr HY an<l then made a coinpn?t to meet the akme party, *!* weeks frcm that date, on the Blue, and give them as much fight as they wished, the wagoners are at this time Drcrartng to go back and five them a round. On^he 271h of Sep'emler me? 800 troop. <.n Little Blue, golrg to reinforce Gen. Harnny. There has been a large gathering of ?lou* warrior. White rtver some 6 < 00 or more?and they have wnt On Ilnrmy WO"! that if he Will come up there they will fight him. The General accepted the inrltate n, and tbe l*-t news heard from him he was marching towards the ' 'mT.Vole*,'ay? there Is a beautiful pro*pcct for a gene ral Indian war. Joseph Atkinson, an Englishman, was tarred, feather sd aud rblden upon a rail by the citisens of 1'arktllle, Ro.; on the 17th inst. Hie oaoso as igned ia love for " a colored lady." Army Intelligence. COURT MARTIAL UTON LIEUT. H ALDIMAM?N1N TMNTB DAT. The court imnblcd it 11 o'clock, Monday mornin pursuant to adjournment The members of the cou were all in attendan re? Brevet Lieut. Col. Swords pr ?Ming. The Judge Advocate submitted his reply to U defence of the accused, offered on Saturday. It w: lengthy, occupying an hour and a half. It began wit expressing -urprie at the violent attacks made upon tl chat ne'er and repu ition of Lieut. Willard and J-'cig Head. Had it not be u f r these attacks bo would no he said have offered any reply, but allowed the ease ? be submitted upon the testimony before the court, m the deft tee of accused, tt ?as not his wish, as an ollio of the anny, to lssten upon a fellow officer an offence which bo might not tie guilty. A- 1' was, he .should sir. ply present the plant feci* as up- urent in the evidenc and correctively, with a viov, to shield his wit no, s* from the imputations br- u^ut against their charact. and vi lacity. He tlu-n proceededto reiterate tho gee ral charges brought again t the accused; their suo-tiau being, first, oeSSU'il unbecoming an otil -or .11 gentleman; second, embezzlement of provisioi belongir g to I'nited Kintea soldiers. Undo each ehari were read the sundry ;>. oiltcations and s one prei miliary mutters ol the defence we ilrst noticed. . to the denial on the part of tho accu od, of tl jurisilictiou of the court, 1 was contended that', the pr per- time to enter tba1 pti .1 was when he was -ailed up-' tu plead to tho charges, the plea that even if tho spec tlcaticns were proved they did not support the ohiir> of conduct unbecoming an officer and gentleman, as in tl moneyed transactions referred to in the charg-rs ti accused acted simply a- a private Individual, was alleged, in reply, t. ir ii It could be shown that Lieu' Haldrman had received the money iu trust for the dope fund there did rest upon htm some responsibility as a officer and a gentleman to pay it over to that fund. It reply characterized as gjmindless the deteuco set up, th. he charges brought against Lieut, llvlhoian we' the result of a WjB*| Ira y, anil sought to vindicate Lieu W i, turd fix m any such iui p-itation repudiating the idea t h officers of the aimy wutild conspire with soldiers toinj j brother officer*, The .lodge Advocate now proceeded 1 a general review of tho evidi nee. As the defence had a tempted to discredit the testimony of Sergeant Head, i waived tor the timo the consideration of his testimon. anil examined tho evicence as though his testimony wo excludeil. He alleged that, oven with expunging Se ?|eant Head's evidence, tho rase was not fatally weaken* or the prosecution, and endeavoied to show the sou from the evidence. I'he entire moneyed transactions the accused with Uent. Willard, from the 1st of Januar; 1866, to Hopt. 1<|, were teviowod, as also the var.o transactions in regard to thu alleged misapplication Erovicions. A consii.oral ion of the testimony of Seigeai lead next followed, with uu examination of the grour on which the defence insisted it was not credible. It w contend* d that the reasons asslgued by witnesses for tl defence lor swearing that they would not believe him < oath were absurd, an-' no', such as to justify 'hem in ? swearing. It was insisted that it was only shown th' when he wus under the influence of liquor the witness, would not h 'li.ve him. and the Judge Advocate mi mitted that this tact alone bore not the sligti est against the credibility of Sergeant lies The Judge Advocate defended. at considerable length, tt character ol Sergeant Head. He insisted that every impo tan circumstance sworn to oy the sergeant was corrolu ratvdby other testimony which hr.d not been called in que tion. The reply gave, near the close, a 1 . scorching sumnuu of the genecareiiuracScr ol the defence. The counsel f> the accused, it is stated, denour ced Sergeant Head, at contended that his tealimony was contradictory fro beginning to end, and then, alter writing a defence then n-nrly two hundred pages, they excused themselves 1* not pointing out any of these discrepancies, they do n wish to consume the time The argument of the defen was presented as, substantially: first, that Lieut, ilald man was not responsible for the motiey he receive, secondly, that he pain over more than he received; at finally, that ho received no money at all. The weight st; ch cogent defence he wuuld let have its bearing wit the Court. The reply concluded with congratulating the membe of the court that the prolonged investigation attendai upon the pre-ent case had ai length so nearly reached I tei initiation. 1 he. I udf 0 Advocate added that the man ig ment, of the wise hud lucn a laborious and painful dul to himself, lie had heeu ordered to perform it, and lis ein'eavoied to obey the order. Ihe counsel for the accused asked the Court the priv lege of rejoining to the reply, Tho Court, a lcr di liberating, decided they might do s hut that, tlic rejoinder must he submitted in writing. Counsel for the accused stated this would neoessaril re,luiro opportunity for preparation, and further ask, that an ajouTnment hie granted till next day. when motion to this effect wa- made, and the Court adjourn* to 11 o'clock Tuesday morning. Twentieth JUy.?The court met on Tuesday mornin' at 11 o'clock, pursuant to adjournment?all the cou picsent?Brevet Lieut. Col. Sworda presiding. Counsel for the accused submitted a brief rejoinder 1 the reply of tho Judge Advocate made to their origin delence. The attention of th., court was called to the a> mission on tlio part ot the Judge Advocate that he act* 1 as prosecuting officer. Several minor disciepancies we, '? pointed out between 'he testimony and the the'8 as inie ? picted by the Judge Advocate. The points of the ilefeu- I wcie recapitulated and tinvi pica made to the jurisdicti* 3 ef the court. 1 The Judge Alvocato followed with a brief oral rep! J lie -aid he had not pieced the conviction of the aceus*- J and if lie had seemingly in the conduct of the case act, I mote for tiie pToseeutiou than as a Judge Advocate, ? was because the accused was furnished with ablecounse 1 and not with a view to transcend or fail of the duties his po-Hlon. The rase being now concluded, tho court Wis order* to be cleared for the iru nihers ot the court to deliberu upon their decision in the case. Meanwhile it was ai uounced that there would he no further o[ieu session ? hut that as soon a" thu 00111k egreed upon their verdi llic -ame would be submitted to General 3cott for rovlei el, when the usual subsequent action would bo takei according to the ultimate decision rendered. WoaxliiK a Fire Coin pony in Philadelphia 1 UK (iOOl) WILL COMPANY LOoKINO ODT FOR CKOTC ' HOSB NO 3, OF NBW YORK. [From the Rhiladclphia American, Ocf. 22.] I It In solom we henr of Mich s completely successf ' hoax a* that. played upon the Good Will l ire Compan s last week. In tlie early part of the week an indiviilu . railing himself James Walton, and hailing from Xc S York, went to the Franklin Houne. and too* lodging S Soon afterwarda Walton tepaired 10 the taou?eof the Got ' Will Fire Company, and had an interview with ?>me the inotnbe'-i He stated that he was a lelegate fro the Croton ITose Company, No 3, of New York, whir coin puny was making arrangements for an early visit I'liiiade!) iiia. lie doi-ired hi know whether the Oo? Will would allow lils ti lends the m e of their house for tl purpose of quartetlug their ' hone cart." The members of the Good Will not only tendered tl une of their engine house, hut forthwith extended to t) Croton, through Mr. Walton, an invitation to be the guests during their -tay in tie city. The invitation wi accented, and Wait. ? immediately became a dlsti gui.-iicd personage He talked knowingly about "tl boy*" in New York : and to tender the impression of h sincerity more complete, exhibited a belt, and a dlploti of membership in 1 lie New York Fire Department. According to the arrangement, the ( roton Hose Cor pany was to arrive in this city on Friday evening, ham! of mafic was engaged and preparations ma< for a grand reception at the engine ho us An extensor e and costly supper was set ot in Iho hall of the engine house; flags we strung across Race street; the hall was el gnntiy decorated: a transparency, bearing the word "Welcome, Croton," was gotten up to be hung in front the building, and randies were placed for the illuminatir of the windows, Fren the individual who was todotl ? talking portion of the reception, had his speech read and well conned. The Croton was to arrive at Waloi street wharf at 10 P. M. Previous to that time a cor mitti e of the (food Will members, with IJeut. Holliek i their head, rem.ired to the telegraph oflic^ and sent < a despatch to know if the Croton men had started. Tl response was that n< thing was there known of any vi ting firemen. The C-u.imttee went to the wharf. Tl boat arrlv.-d. but no Croton wae apparent. The Commi tee then repaired to the 1 ranklin House, and made inqui for Mr. Walton. They were informed that th Interesting individual had left, alter a vain a tempt to borrow s watch and chain from a servan He had forgotten the footing of his bill, bnt had left b bsggnge?a small bag, contain1 ng some patent medicii placards. The completeness of the hoax was now ful ' apparent to the eyes of the committee, and they had n thing to do but to report the same to the expectant on at the engine bouse. Hoon afterwards there might ha' been -ecu at Broad and llacc streets a sileut taking do* of flags, a stealthy removal of candles, a hiding of transput eney, and other indications that "the sell" wi appreciated, winding up. however, with a general blo> out of the victims, as they disposed of the good thin collected for the v L?l< narv Croton boys. There was d cidcd originality in that display of roguery; but anoth visit to Broad and Race streets, on the part of the ve original perpetrator, might had to a rise In leatbe which would perhaps hurt his feelings beyond repair. Mexicans iNTKRrauNO with Slaves in Tex a ?the 1-ockhart Clot ion publial.es the proceedings of "convention of the citizens of Caldwell county." T resolution* of this n.set log set ont the tact of the to linued tampering of Mexicans with negroes. The folio ing are the moat important resolutions:? 1 That we cannot, in justice to ouraeives, pern Mexicans to come into our county, or remain among us; their sympathies nio all with tnc negro; their I ral prompting* lend to a __i promptings lend to a lellow-foeling dangerous to t contentment and quiet of our slaves, rendering their I bor valueless and their possession precarious. 2. Resolved, That to carry out the sbove resolutio the chslr appoint fhrty good men end trne, e* e?'omm tee of Vigilance: and we do hereby authorize end ei power said committee to order ell Mexicans frum o cotn.t j forthwith: and if necessary for th* supporter maintenance of these resolutions, we pledge our liv and property: and a? appendages to the foregoing, we i quest that eaeh and everv eitisen of the county be t q nested to sign the resolutions, to give them force at United Mtates Outlet Court. Before Judge IngersoU. Vnitol S/ati ii. Mil hoW A". If item?The District Af| forney was also ready in this case, but It was postpon | on the iippMcalion or Mr. Ponohue, in consequence of t abt<nee o! a material witnt a. I nihil StoUs rt. Harrington and others.?The Distri Attorney was read v to thla ease, but on motion of e, J?. ge Res he the tr in! was postponed In cinse,ueoc 1 the absence of a wltne r?Ued States rs. .irrrmiah TbvU.?Ex-Recorder Ta 1 nmlge moved to postpone this care for the term, on affidavit setting forth that the defendant required carta Voucher* from the Treasury IH' part meat at Ws-diingt,. The District Attorney was perfectly willing to give m o-' nable time to procure the documents, but h>> Won 1 in .1, i n a day Is intr named for the tiial ot the can ?*. rtussl 'or def* nd.int said they would not ask for ai further delay, and the cause Was sot down for the th. Monday in November.

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