Newspaper of The New York Herald, March 20, 1856, Page 1

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated March 20, 1856 Page 1
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THE NEW TO WHOLE NO. 143. K HERALD. MARCH 20, 1856. PRICE TWO CENTS. SUIT FOR DIVORCE. t Tfc? Cms of -the tUiv Kirmurd Vox tgalmt Mi WUe. BDPSHIOB C'OCKT ? THIAL TERM. Before Ubie' Jue'ic* cUtiej. TlllttD HAY. Uakq; 19 ? -The trial ot cas* t a? resumed to-daj at 11 o'clock A. M. Mr. Sebaflfer, for the plain -ill, < tfer&d in eridenoe a ' . judgment of record from the Court ot i.eueritl Sessions in the trial of Catharine Koie, tn-t >>e. 24. 1822, incorpora ting the tcstoujony of the (l?f?u. aut hiioeif, showing that rtbe wan Uring in a hout-n ut ill f?me at that tlae. The Court decided thai, toe rt'.d"noe was not ad mlmWe. Mr. huhaffer offered in ?videnct> oh deposition of Mr#. Maxwell, taken last night b?f. e Jndga Woodruff, by whom It was certified. Hir 'estim ay >es an follow* ? ? ? J plaintiff'! eounsel. W bat it jour age aud residence ? ' A. I rcfUte at Pi o. 38 lit West Thirty hx>ouq tire ft, in the citjr ? 01 New York : mjr ago Is 46 years. a. Do jou'-kbow Uie purlieu to this actios ? A I do . Ilow long bare you known th u; r a. I have known th ? SlfttDtill'ttbcut len \eartf, ard (be oa t since tier muriss ; i the pi statu in 18tL <4. Are >ou a oonimunlcar t in Zitm rhur> h ? I :im. V' Bavo jou at any time sluce the j tar 185B seen the de fendant In the street f A. auou' * v?? r a?ro; In May, 1H58, I think i saw her, er a person whom I -no* tj be her In the oar, (a t ulton street railroad ear,) 1<- m ook ?u; and about a month al tern arils I saw her in a sta ?? u b runaway, In the city of Mew York near Onion park. Q. For how long a time dill you see her in the car P A. I got into the car at the Puit:>n erry anf tt.e clr. also; i rxe as Mr as Bergen street, and then iett Hie car. ?ud she still lemaioed 'therein. 1 hedeve; it Is poss'bie f-be >o< oat before I did? I c* n't , be certsin; te nde that dwaboe tot k air at twenty miuutee. '? Q- bow wsssne ureux t' on th u ncoasi.n. ? a. In u widow's double mourning veil? a wry 'flick veil; h/r diets was ai b ack, though! aanuot tell ol' w hai material U was, 1 call it deep ?aiournlng y. b\a you notice any par Ifular aotoo that occasion which you recognized as pecu'Jar to ib* deenca .lt A. Yes her manner m looking uo ?t the conductor side ?l?e, which I then aotioed, acd which was peculiar <o rerseir 1 hid chaerved that manner before that ooceniot in the refeudaut; Kbe had a pecu liar way ot leaking up In the facr of m?o who passed the plate wound In ohu/cb. Q. Did j on observe how i he rete daot was dressed when yousawhenn tbe minions la Browdwa?? >. hhc had on a Drown linen bat, aud a shawl oi a small leaf pattern, which she bad worn at churob. Taken, subscribed and duly uffi-mud, this Itdh day oi March, A. V. lUtii, be'orc me, the ??lo silir oaut. declaring that she . had conscientious and rellg'ous scru lies agaln-l taking an oath. J. B. ffoOuKUKK, ousUet superior Court. Daniel JET. McConnick was tcvu ? nr-<ra oa the part o the prosecution, and testified ?s touowa: ? Question ? Where do jou ie?idt>? a. At Forty-sixth street. Six. h avetue. Q. What is your business? A. It ie, that of house > builder. Q. Do you know of Dr. Cox being sick in 1853? A. I . heard through soma source tha be was Hi; ou the day after he wan sick I visited him at . is h u?, but was de ried the privilege of Heeiog him < ?y Mrs. Cjx who sent a uentleiuan down to ni?; 1 * an tiurpiised that Mrs. C. ahonld '.reat me as she ci.' on that occasion, as sha fleemed determined on that occasion ih?t I should not see the Doctor, although he was rep e?en ted as lying very 111; (j. W ben you went inio the n>ute who old you .tee i9m? A. The servsnt girl, ai d the next person 1 saw was thegentlen an whom Mrs, V. rei t a <wn w me, who -said he ?u the family phtsicUu. I aw r-ince beaome as quainted with Dr. Ktuart ; who was the tamily physi cian then, and pm sa .is fled taa- t was nut the doctor ?whom l saw then. Q. Desciibe toe appearance of that man. A. He was a rather tall slim built man with oushy waiakers, and vas light eomplexioned. <Q. Have you ever seen him since? A. I never have. Q. H*>e you aubs*<iuen'.ly oec mr amx-iAJited with Dr. Stuart, the physician attending Dt. C jx al tuat timet A. & have. Q. What did this man wh m v .u s*w at that time re preaent himaeli to be? A. He sal i that h? wn the fa mily physician, and was attending oa Dr Cjx, and that he had Junt left him. Dr. btnart was called as the next witness on the part of the prosecution: ? Q. Where do you reside? A. I reside at 92 T treaty - ?aighth street. Q. What is your business? A. That of a physician. Q. Did you attend on the plalutttf during ht!> sic knew? A. I did trtUnd him as a phyvcian . nung &is siccness. Q. Please inform us wh<?tn?r yoa a<e the family physi cian A I have been the f>miiy pay simian lor three or . four years. Q. Did you see the las' wi an ? oa the h and, aud did you ever converse with him con wnlog the illness of Dr. Cox? A. I saw him on the ?'*ad, but never saw hin^ the house where Dr. Cox was s .k. Q. How loi^ wt'.s the plaintiff sick at that time? A. Some three or four da; s. Q- Do you know of any other phvtd.dan culling to see himf A. I do not. Cross examinel ? (j. Was the p nln.iff very sick? A. He was to much sick that auyexciteaeu Would hurt him; acd I gave orders th*t n? p . nut. nhouW see him. George W. Gilts was then caheo to t.ht stand. ?Q. Do jou know the character nf the nouse at th' corner of HousUn and M?rc?r Ktrot.ta, sept by Elizi Pratt? A. I f,Q. and it has th- character of being a Jbouse of piosiitution. Q. Do you know the eharac*?r of the house at No. 88, now No. IK) Wocster stree.? A. I c?un >t say that 1 do; it is not In my ward. Q. What do you know of 'he canrac'er of the house at No. 60 Wocster street 1 A. Nothing except by repu tation. Q. During what time was it >.tia the house was spoken <of as an assignation house? A. it was about three years ago; I do not know anything, io fact, about the house. Q. Do you know the defendant by sight ? A. I do not know. . The lady beinjr then requested by counsel to stand up, the witness pronoun oed tost he had never seen the lady before. The proeecution here rested the case, and, after ten minutes recess, James W. Giraid opened the case for the defence, as iollows:? May it please the Court and Jury? Three days since a battery was openeu upon the lady who Him at my left haad, h" skilhil and adroit ro.nsel, in which, tor the ?tpaoe of one hour, upon aiiegati.os of matters that took place from 1861 to 1865, such a tirade of abuse was heap ed upon her in regard to tran actions in regar i to which the plaixtiff and his counsel knew tha. tbe Court would not allow the defence to offer one particle of rebutting evidenoe, such as in the cjurse of mi long experience at the bag I never saw expressed. I bore it with patience. J kxew that my time would come, and when it did, if I did not carry the war te Africa, I would briog it a little nearer home. The ooonsei upon tbe other side has thought proper to trace the his ory of the defendant from iter cradle up to this hour, and has endeavored to bring out matters ot which he n<-ver apprised us in any maimer or shape either, by bis ooinplaint. Even while the defendant was upon a bed of sickness and absent from Court, he tried to spring a trap upon us suddenly in regard to matters of which she cculd not be ap prised la time to meet them ? and this he did, knowing well that in the hurry and confntion of a trial no woman and no man coul t cjjae prepared to . give his or her history from her ciadle up to the time he or she may be arraigned in court. I can only sav that the Court, the first moment it had of expressing an opinion, rebuked the counsel lor the pro<ecution for opening up matters which could not properly come be fore the jury, and which shoutd never have been heard, because no chanee was given he opposite party to dis prove the allegations mad*. The counsel Cat the prose ention has endeavored to open up matters that took place a tilth of a century ago, at the time when the de fendant and Mr. Van Wyofc uveJ together as mac aod wife. It is manifest upon the first b.ush of the whole -'thing* that, tor some reason or another, Mr. Van Wycx, ?ot wanting to expose certain matters to the world, thought proper upon a certain day to advertise his mar. riage. What has it to go with this case, whether he ? kept bis marriage secret or proclaimed It to the world? I ask you twelve men, for what purpose was that opening made and this inlamous attempt made, tat t > prejudice yoa and preclude her from -he oenefit of having a fair trial? For what purpose was it made, hut to create a feeliag against her, by whlih you might prejudge her for matters not properly cognizable by you, and which were alleged to have taken place some thirty or forty years ago. 8uoh an attempt cas but recoil with tear ful effect upon the par ies who have originated it. You, gentlemen ot the jury, ate empanelled and sworn to try the issue joined between this man and wile, tbe charge of adultery alleged to be com ml", ted oy this defendant In 1863, '64 and '66. The makers which they have attempted to Drove, and which weie alleged to have happened some thirty or forty years ago, have no more to do with the Issue which vou are sworn to trv, than they have with any transaction oi my own. I will not carry thswar into Alrioa, and I forbetr from going Into the past history ot the Kevorend Doctor, the plaintiff in this case. I'eruaps if ue were tried in the are, be might be singed. (..augnt?r). lhe counsel for the plaintiff allege that she uad more than one name, t'erhaps I might show that he, too, had another name. There are former transactions ot the pHintlff to which I might refer, bat I will draw the curtain over them. I will try this reverend plaintiff fairly, and leave him to meet the legitimate issues which I will present la this case be fore the trial ia over. I will n it, tnerefire, carry the war into Africa, but I will try these parties i pon matters that took plaee from 1849 up to the piesent time. Gentle . men, tbe story I will relate to you, with all its simple tacts, is more extraordinary than romance. Who Is this lady? You perceive her appearance and can judge of her age. These she stands be ore you, and near by. her hus band, who, at the altar of God, to >k her for oetter or tor worse? a man of middle age and of expetience In the world, and who now charges that he was entrapped Into a marriage by a notorious strumpet. What an extraordi nary theory it is fot the prose cution to assume, that this man, whose business it ts to study human nature and analyze tbe human hsart, when he was about to take a step most Important to hlmse f and bis congregation, and join his destiny with a lad. at the altar, who was to keoome i partner in his Joys aud sorrows for life, should be entrapped by a strumpet into a marriage merely to cover her iniquitous life. 1 can only ssry that such a story migut auswer to be told to children, but shonlil never be rehearsed t> twelve sensible, practical men, who can see the sagacity and cunning with which this plaintiff has prosecuted this in quiry. Who can believe that he married this lady in 1861, without knowing al abeut her. and withont know ing whether tier character was good, bad or indifferent? Can he plead igooraice? No, because it was too in por tent a step, lismember, that at th" holy altar at which she worshipped, the parties in this esse weri tied to gether for life and until death should them minder un Ices ?a* or th* oifcer of the pentw oommltted adulttry. The theory of the reve*en<! plaintiff u. that this street walkei and well known strumpet suddenly sprang a trap upt u bim ana beguiled blm into a marriage, and that, ia tact, be wax maCe a Ttollm to a womu'? arts. I will now, in as biief a manner as possible, pioceeo to giro you the fac's in this case. Mr. Van Wyok, mho they say was married lo this lad;, was one ot our oldest and most re spected Du'ch merchants ? and It ia very possible that ha nr.sy be known te nme of the jury. I bare his marriage certificate here, from which it appears that on the itith ct November, 18i8, be <ra a mairied by Spencer H. Cone, 1). P.. in tbe pieeence of God and mun, to Eliea C. Fletcher. Vr. Van Wj ck died in 1840 acd by his will be gave to bin beloved wife Eljen ? as it vasexpte Sid in the instrument? all bis earthly estate. Toes* parties lived t< getter before bis decease, from 18,'i8 o 1840. in tbe be# parts of our city. At the time of bit death, in 1840, they were livicar in Lexington avenue, in a well tarnished hcuee. I will show that a# tar back as 1841 be male her tbe sole legatee and executrix of all his property. From that time until bis death, tba- will wae~ never ohat^ej or altered. She found betseif at bit death in a large bous?, without children ; and in the fall ot 1840 she advertised in the public papers, that she tinld t*?e one or two private families to board- Now tbe curtain opena up< o tbe Rev. Ur'a. fi.gt appearanae. He called upjn her in answer to the advevci emeat, and applied tor beard for himself and two children. Before she agreed to take bim as a boarder, she ma Inquiries as to aia cbarac'.er, and in doing so, called upon those who knew bim well. Tbe result of ber inquiries "as, that she de c'ined to take him as a boarder, aal his application pri ved uneucceesful. There was something in kis man ner hnd demeanor that ?rs not agreeaote to ber; and 1 can onl) ssy that the Kev. I?r. Cx was not then alioweii to tt cone an inmate ot ber bouse. 1 desire you, gentle men, to follow me in my course ot remark here, for I shall prove that tbe charge now made against tue de fendant is t base conspiracy, founded upon perjury. 1 itske this charge upon u y responsibility as a pro .'et-sional man and as a member of the commu nity in which I hive lived for many je?r?. I n ake the bold issue, that the ohargo made by the reveiend plaintiff In this cace is a bane conypiraoy, found ed upon 1 1 ami and supported by perjury, in order to tra duce, vilify and ciush the woman w bom he has sworn to lote and chertih until death should part th>im. It la a bjlu issue. Some of tbe witnesses woo have been called by tbe prosecution! 1 have not suojected to a cross exa mination upon matters of which th?y knew nothing. Bat in the case of others, I will 'prove thetn beyond all doubt to be meet perjured wretobes, and I will prove tbe fact in such a b unmi.itafceable manner that there need not be a a doubt in the mind of any one. 1 am an Episcopalian myself, and I w>uld not agree to try his oase for the de fendant untill I was lurntshed with proof that every charge made by this reverend plaintiff s gains: ber was a osu-ning lie. Two of the wktiesses on tbe part of the prtsecution who have now left tbis country tor another, are by their own oonle?aioos, filibusters, robbers ana pirates. These in'tinoas wrecches w io gave their depo sition far $60, In spite of Joha MsKeon, the District At torney, have becomo pirates, robbers and thieves ? and these are tbe allicr. that trie reteread plaintiff employs to destroy the reputation of this detencelesa woman, wbo was left an orpoan at six years of age. Trere is no romance equal to the facts 1 am now about to give you, ?nd 1 will give them to you upon very gao<l prccf Mr. Va? Wyek le't his wicow three pieces of proper, ty; aiuini-hedhouss worth some $4,000, some lot* in what is calle J the Cypres* Hill Cemetery, on Long Island, and a brick boune in Brooklyn, worth about $20,000, on whioh there was a mortgage of about $12,000. From this proper ty .-he derived an moome of about $1,4)0 a year. He lett a ltiie business matters connected witn thii property t? bo attended to by her, the oollec log of rents and paying off the ioiervrt upon the mortgage, ho. La the transaction oi tbis buttle ei>s she had oocaolin to go down very often; a dc one day, in walking the street ? never having seen tbe plaintiff up to this tine? she was aeeoated by a gentleman, wbo addressed her as Mia. Van Wyek. and bade her (rood morning. She looked at bim, hut did uot remember that she had ever seen him before. He then raid that he ?as the gentleman who had applied to ber on one occasion for board. She avoided him ae well aa tbe could, and then walked another way from tost iii which ho appeared to be goiny. Afterward* she saw htm again in Broao way, and another time when Ae bar. occasion to be in Wall street, she saw him that*; and as 1 uncerrtard be dabbles a llt'le in atooka, he w<aa there, probably, serving God and Mammon at the aacoe time. Be asked to ke permit ed the privilege of miking home with her. Although she had great prejudice against him, she allowKd nim to do so. He vieited ber afterwards at d'fferent times, endeavoring to ingratiate himself ia ber affections. In 1860, with the prejudice e till larking in her mind agains; him, she thought tbere waa something in his manner tuat savored too much of pretension and love for her, and she avoided his at entioDs for a long time; she entertained the apprehen sion that he could not inspire ber with the lore that he proteesed for ber. From 1840 to October, 18(14, he be sieged that woman wi'h argument to take her for better or worse, and he has turned out a good deal worae than die expt'ctea. (Laogbter.) Tbe man was so importunate that be preyed his lult even white tae widow had not yet put off the garb of mourning, which the wore io memory of her deceased husband, ndaaoan of forty-five or forty oeveu years ot age. wi h much experience in. the world's *?ya, and wbo would, before he w-uld take this woman fj? a wife, be likey io make the must extended inqui ries in regard te her character all tuis walls, when he now ?llfg?* she was a sireet walker aid a nrrumpet, he was pressing his suit wl h an aatiauitj most rem*: table; spenoisg all the iluiu with ber be cjuld spare fiom the si rvice ot tbe church. He was keeping cjmpauy with ber lrom 1649 to 18f>l and beset ing her on ev?ry band to take hirjas ber hus'rand? and this too at a time when he i ow alligCK that she WHhacommi nh.rumpet. Toe result wan that ) i;- imp- .rami ies prevailed, ana sae Anally con suited to bis en treaties, ana was engage.' to be manied to htm in tbe latter part of the year l&cO. He wooed her one year before she yieloed. This man, whom he now al leges wan ready to fly into tbe arms of anY man who would take her? tbis street walker, who had a houaa and other property to support her, ana therefore could not be sup posed to be a prostitute for money, and therefore, ac cording to the theory of the prorecuiioa, she must have been a prostitute from choice ? woulu not uaka this rigor ous man to her arms until he had wooea her for one year. In 1850, tbe parties then being engaged, a correspon dence commenced between these parties. I nave, gentle men, forty-one wl'ne> ees wh.i cannot lie ; who cannot com mit perjury ; who will testify that what the plaintiff aHeges against tbe defend ?nt is a damnable lie. I will try him by himeelf; for he himself tells her that he loves her for ber piety, ber worth and character, acd he begs her, for God's sake, to take him as her husband. Who was this woman that he now alleges to be m mrumpet? She was then a communicant at the altar of Or Hawks' church, corner of Fourth avenue and Twenty first street? an Episcopalian churci. I n?cd not say to you, that tbis is a ehurch or high staudlng and re spectability; that tbay do not take in strum peu and re ceive them at the communion table; that the bread and wine emblems of tbe crucifixion of our b ensed Saviour are only dispenred to people worthy of them, and that wi men wbo frequent bouses of infamy have no abiding place there. She spent her first Sunday in every month at the communion table, with the east people ot New York, with judges, lawyers and merchtnts, and members of the various pro.essicns and their fa mbee, respected by til and considered as worthy of partaking with them ot the holy escrament. T?ereis when- we s?e her, not in Mercer rr Wooster street, but at church worshipping the God whom tbe reverend plaintiff pr f >sses to worship and serve. Id hi? letter* to her he protest* that l.e was nr.; governed by any selfish motives in pressiog bin suit. He swears that he loves ber for herself alone. And that be does not waDt her filthy lucre, her housea or laud, and he begs htr to share his | I?-<1 atd board. It appears when the widow Van Wyek proves not to be so rich aa he nupp sta, that then the <Jfflcul'y between them begun. I will show that they were tngsged to be married as early as December, 1850. They weie not married, hoirever, until tbe 14th of May, 1651. Purlng thai time he icqulred into her character, acd, what is one of the most extraordinary episodes in this whole case, it eeems that this woman would hot have him, until i he, too, had made inoufries wl b regard to his character. To ber surprise she found that there were re ports prejudicial to hiH character, and then in his oorres Ei ndence he defends btmeeP against the charges that she ad heard against him. Then, tbe boot happened to be upon tbe other leg. It was his character that she waa not satisfied with, and she put him off until he vindicated himself. On the 10ih of December, 1860, he tells her to ehow? [Mr. Glrard proceeded to read a letter from the plaUA tlft, addressed to Mrs. Cox; but the reading being oo jfcted to by the connsel <.n the otber side, kid the objec tion being Huataiued bj the Court, he resumed hia remark i.] I will fchow tbfttf] the plaintiff mtde Inquiries >? to her character, the reauit of which was to | lmpreai him with strong conviction* of her worth. Ho strongly satisfied wan he with this fact, that he then bagged her to marry him. I will show you that he com mended her piety, and after he had made inqulrieti in re gard to it, and found oat that ahe was what sue protnaaed to be, he expressed bis delight in regard thereto. I will prove to yon that he was put upon hia trial by her, and that he took the greatest pains to vlndisato himself from the charge* brought against hiss. Iwiil pro re to you that be sneaks of her tnteligence and piety, and that be neclared it waa uot her property he sought. I will then prove to you by his own oertlflnate, that a be waa a lady beloved and respected by eve >y one? in a word, I will prove to you. that after one year's inquiries and eighteen months' engagement, in which he hiraeel' say< he la sa tifififd of her -worth, piety and intelligence, a he finally consented to marry him. Ihe day is fixed some time in April. But abe had atill some lingering (touot aoont him; enough to Induce her, on the day of the wedding al though ahe was dressed for the ceremrny, to put It olf for a a week or ten days. Bewasthen disiniised, hut in a fort night? on the 14th of May, they were married by the Hev. Francis S. Hawka, reetor of Calvary church, according to the ritea of the Bplscopai church, and in conformity ?wtth the lawa ef the rt'ate ot New York. Now, the par ties were one, and the tie that now binds them la to be dissolved ? but tor one cauae, and that ia adultery of either of the partiea to be proved to your entire aatiafao tinn. Hba takes him and his two children to hei houae; ahe aella soate of her lot* tor his advantage, and endea vors in every possible manner to ooocliiate him, and make herself agreeable to hia. When he came to In quire what her property was, he expressed hia disap pointment at the result, and aatd she waa not worth aa much aa he had auopoael. T.jen began the aourneaa of temper that marked bis enndnot towards ber, and he ac cuse! her of telling him that she bad more propsrty than ah* really owned, and that instead of being a rich widow, lie found her the possessor of only the ton's rate aum of >1,200 a year. They lived the first year ?,fter their mar i iage In L?vlng on avenue. One of the first things this plaintiff did was to ask the de'encant to will htm what property ahe had. She was in good health, and she had no Idea of dying them. Life waa open before her, and yet, astonishing as It may seem, one of the lift things the plaintiff do** ia to gsk her tq make a win and bequeath to him til her worldly property He waH afraid it would go to i he Van Wyoft family, Stie finally constated to Make ? will m Ala tar or, aid it waa drawn up by Smith Barker, and then agned at.d executed by ber. ?he tried to conciliate htw in every po.slbla ?iw ner. the bought a house at No. W Thirty -statl! street, on the first day ot Hay, 1862. and haathedeel u*a Je in bis naire. *Le was annoyed by thh man in every pos sible shape, and the insulta andlrjurles she experienced at his hands ara soeh aa would make the W?wl ot any in an boil, id tbe open street th? has been free fiom bis violence, and has been aompeiled to seek abetter frtm an assault which be tbr .-aten?*d to make upoaher She wanted to be mistress of h*r own home, am* did no want other women, under the gult* of m 8 wing aecietieii, to otnie there and uauip herlaw'ui jwace. 1 do nettnea'i to cay that theie waa ai/yibiog orhntoal o? the- part o thete women, but aho dtemed that they inmate 1 her in bar own house, and usurped her liylAfttt place. Tneiefote she pwt bolta on her bedroom deoi, bat atill they forced themaeivee Into her pretence. Thia a waa a matter of complaint on ler part. l'he?e was another bone of contention be twtto these parti**. A charge of a> very ^unpleasant . na ture and most serious character waa preferred in 1B5S or 1862 against this revere*! ptafotiS thai caused the de fendant to feel that abe had boon deceived in his oharts ter, and that made neriau difficulty between them. Tae He v. Dr. Ccx, mpon the complaint of certain persons, waa bi ought befoie one of tbe public magistrates, upon me charge of making an improper affidavit, or in other words, of conaaittlDg perjwry. flare waa a cause of diffeience, se that this houae, lnate?d of being a heaven upon eartn, was tamed into a hell. She waa mortified hevocd expression at the charge brought against tbw plaintiff, but tbe prosecution betoro Judge Stuart was finally stopjed. They had q,uaireia and disputes? not about a( niteiy, committed on either uide, but about so mary women cosoirg to her house and usurping her rights. Bhe waa a liitle jealous, and abe put bolt* *nd baxs on ber chamber doors, but they did not keep out i the! e women. Gentlemen, this was not the first violence to her bedchamber. D? you remember that on the first day of the tilal it wa.i ailtged in Court, that thin lady, the defendSLt i? this case, was sick? an allegation which was not believed on tha other sl<Te, and i even saw upon the laces ol some of the Jury a smllo of in ciedulity. I uid not ask to put off tbe cate on account of ber illness, although she was then under tue influence of a fever, approaching the brain, brought a>b3ut by tbe persecutions of this reverend plaintiff. Wheu tha blisters were cn her ht ad, and when Dr. Hoffman waa puttitg on bandages in order to heed her, thin reverend plaintiff came into her bedroom a*d broke the sanctity of ber siek chamber, to tee if she was not an impostor and pretend to be tick, when, la fact, she was not. During the greater portion ot the time they lived together, she suf gi cat peritcutlon. What ttw toe ooae^ueno? ? S-helet him, and he told her? 'Journey do so, but I will ciut-h ycu? I will put the mark of Cain ujxrn you -I will write a book aboui vou and publiahyou to the world. It jou cxpoae me, 1 w ? put my beel upon you, and annihilate you from the iace of tbe oartb." She .eft him, and went to ri*bUle h tbe Van Wyck family, in Long Island, in October, 1863 What then ? You remember one of the al egations of tbe counsel on the other sioe was. that she was harsh to the plain tiff's children, and that mace a serious difficulty between tbem. One of the last acts thlb lady did in con nection with hU chiidrea was to buy ?60 worthof goods, which she made up tor tbe use of the plains lfl's oldest girl. When she went to Long Island she determined never to cohabit with the plaintiff again. While aha was there he came to see liar in November 1863, hut ah? would not go btck with hun. Then followed articles of separation between tbem, which ware drawn up Deeem ter 16, 1863, and which, ware signed in the fallowing Ja I cuarv. She never signed a document with aa much jpy I is she signed those articles of aepara ion. To give her own worda, " I feet, Mr. Girard, like % criminal ont ot pi 1st n. 1 leel like a new being etcaped from the thral dom of a domestic tyranny." By these articloa she ra tousced tbe name of Cox, and it was agreed that aba thnuld take the name of Van Wyek again She remained in the Van Wyck family until 1864, and then thla reverend plaintiff began his ear its of assaults upon tbe reputation of the lady in order to poison the minds of tibe whole , community against her. Ha pursued her like a ftandeven to tbe very horns of the altar, and endeavors to poison tbe mind ot every man, woman and child who had ewer known her, against the strumpet, aa be now begins to call her. He poisoned the minaa of the Van Wyck family against ? her and he stopped her servants in the street, in order to poison their minds, toe, against ber. She came into 1 town in February, 1864, and boarded at Kra. Taylor's, comer of St. Mark's place and Fi-sr. avenue. She re mained with kra. Taylor, an aged and re.ipecUble lady, frtm February till May, 1864, conducting herself as any lady should, in a discreet and becoming manner. She then, cn tbe 1st May, took tbe house her Keif, lor the par pose cf keeping boarders, as her income was moderate, at d she though ? proper to do somethlc g whereby to main ' tain herself, t-be remained there till tne 1st of Hav, 18M>, aid ther the annoyances on the part of the plain tiff and bis agent were renewed. He stopped her aer , vnnta in tbe utr?et, and aaked them if they oould serve a vicst'iute: and not eontent with that, be then bausn to hire 'or money suoV wretches as would cundeecend t? watoh her, knowing ve?y well that none but the meet debased wieico, iLoeed, would, for three pieees of eflver, watch one of her sex, to graliQr the yen gevnee of her employer. You have had spread- belore ycu the pltHnl lurkirg meanness wbich this reverend plaintiff and bis minions exhibited in- taeir conduct to wards tblu weman. Oi.e of tbe lellows be MD^Ioysd wii i hi ashed, and I ?<lsh to heaven every bone in his body ba<l been broken. (Laughter.) 8be knew thai ebe wa?. ?aiohed, and yet knowing this fact, aocording to the tentimi ny of these wretches, she walked into these noto rious houses of il' fame. This cle.gyman, wha hires there vagabonds, wants to cram down your throats tnat this woman. insU-an of attending to her domestic duties, whita keeptrg boarding boune in St. Marli s pi jce, wa? Hcendlng ber who'e time in houses of ill-fame. The story upon its face tells a lie, wbich I sball nail to Uie counter when 1 come cut to prove the discrepances between the testimony or these witnesses and the roai facta of the care. What is tbe natote ot the evidence produced airainst her V They ptoduce this man Boone, who con fesses to his own lntamy as a wretch, who spent his days L in houMS of in amy, and tbia is the man by whom it u attempted to be proved that this lady wa8 seen going : in 186i! and 1?68, into houses of prostitution. In 1866 this witness says La went to her house, and sa.y? she is the same woman be taw in 186 J and 1863, although he had never seen ber during the interval. If anything was n< eded to complete the infamy ot hla story, I hold in my hands lour itdictmenta lound against him by the Grand Juty tor perjui^. Hr Girard here commented at great length upon the | testimony, and concluded hie speech by stating the l>c!ntB he Intended to prove Tor the defence. At Ibe cioce of Mr. Glratd's opeateg, the examination for the defence was commenced M. J. Gilhooiey, tbe first witness, was sworn, aadhede poscd as loUows:? I have resided in New York sinoe 188.-, 1 know Mrs. Cox; I was introduced to her by her huaband, Mr. Van Wyck, In 1889 or 1840. Q Do you know whether, after her marriwre with Mr. r<,T. she had any matteta of bualneax to attend to? Objected to, but the Court ruled that it waa perfectly Cf W?tre> f> ? Tbe first matter of businesa connsted of a i note 1 held against Van Wyck, and she had to oome abeut It to me; at her request 1 pat a railing around her hus band's grave, in press Hill Cemetery and ^ oune to see mo about it; she lad four houses in Brooklyn, Mr. Van Wyek owned considerable property near the raoe course on I<ocg Island: tor the three past years I have lived at No. "! 7 West Thirteenth street. _ Q. Had you conrection of % criminal character wito i Mrs. Cox. ' ( bjected to by plaintiff's counsel, and the Court rulert tbat it wit rot evidence in ibis case. Witnetr ? I ntTer bad any connection with her farther tban shaking her by the hand; she baa repeatedly called at niy Htore, bat it was in regard to matters of business. i y." What year was this fence put up around her hus- I band's giaref A. In the jear 1863. Q. What did it cost V A. About *360 or *376; I wish to ?ay that tor a number of jetfr I have been acquainted with Mrs. Cox; I never knew or saw her commit an aot that wm bad. Ciosh examined by Mr. Stoughton. Q. Ycu fay that hke frequently called at your place of business? A. Yea, sir. y. When? A. In 1851. Q. I Ma she cill repeatedly after that f A. Yen, dir. Q. Did che ever call with her husband ? A. Only once. Q. Did you eter winit her? A. I never vlsi.ed her house except onee, and that wan when r he kept a hoard irg house on the corner ot St. Mark's place. Q. How often haa aha calicd upon you. A. I think about fifty times. Q. Where Is your place of business? A. No. 78 Nas sau street; His. Cox ban continued to oall upon me from 1861 up to the present time; Mr. Van Wyok died 1b 1840. y. About huw many ti l es did she call at your plase In m the time that she called with Dr. Cox 1* A. I fhould tl.irk about six or seven times; tbey both called then to pay a bill which Mr. Van Wyck owed me; 1 got a check trom I>r. Cox for one third ot the amount, and got hi* u<.te for the other two thirda from six to twelve months. Samuel A. Peer sworn, testified aa follows: ? I know Mrs. Cox, and have known her slnoe I was sexton of Calvary church ? that is about ten years; I was present at tin wedding of Dr. and Mrs. Cox; she was at that time a commr.nicant ot that church; she has been there since her marriage. Q. Is that her ceitiflcate of marriage? [showing the certificate.] Mr. S tough ton? Oh I we have read that already. Q. At any time after her marriage did she costs to your house to seek protection? Orjecttd to. Q. Did Mrs. Cox at any time oome to your house? A. She did, sir. Q. Do you know why the marriage was postponed ? Objected to. To Mr. Stoughton? I have teen her at Calvary chursh since her marriage. Q. How soon after ? A. I ean't say. Q. Nor how many times? A. No. sir. <j. Nor when you last saw her? A. Not exae'.ly Q. You say she was a communicant? wb en did you first notice her partake of that communion? A. I <1 n't know, four or five years ago; it was stter her husband died; Mr. Van Wyck h*d a pew in Celv?/y iihuroh, I 'hlok he had one there all the time I was Mxtou. Q. Your were sexton, and attended to the funeral? A. Yes, sir. Q. Whtn were the expenses paif,? A. They were paid

in small amounts; some portion e'lter her marriage with Dr. Ccx. Thos Hall, sworn, deposed %/. follow:? I am an organ bulider, doln? business at 80 ana 88 Woxrter *tre?i for ten or 'we've years past, 1 P.rst occupied thoee houses in the jeer '43. Q. Hefote the number* were changed what were thsy* A. They are etlll 80 and 88, tner were originally 84 nn<i hut wer? chang* ^ hboni 1940. ? what parjote has ttat house been need since yea had it? A. As ? manufactory. ftdM-tinitMd by Mr. SMa|tai*B? I dea't kMt what kW ot a house No. 0? is; I don't kaow it* ?hara?t<*r; tit li ft dwelling Boom, ar jarentfy. 4 Bn* yet* ever been acquainted wtth ft# (fcr?rt?r ? A. Ho, air: I believe whan I fl?t wea* tber* it wm the ?iroperty of A wttow 1?4j?; I nefsr beard of It btutg a ho&efl or fD feme; Tin In mr eixty-tWvd year. Mm. Mmry Galls the r beinydn y ewara depoeed u fo* Q. l>o joa mlde in Wooetw etraet? Yos. air, ?do. Q. How long have you xesWed tbere? A. IU?k poe M*hlM ta May, of 19M. Q. Do yoa know of any other pereoa ?ccup.Kng a bou/a in that street ot your nam*. A? Not kamy knowledge. y. It hew do yea live? A. I lit* at 117. y. Be you know Mis. ?ratf r At I do sat. Q. Below the May oi MSB nsrt you baas away h? : New York * M. Yes, air; I bad juet then reiaraed urtwr an absence ot tan years. Mr. 6fcar4? Sow, 1 wants yon to look at that lady? (?1* lud:?# ta Mr*. Cex, who steod up ) Witness? 1 see the lady. Mr. O ' Waa that lady r?r in your house Witnes.T? Certainly not, never; l cas jar eaw her before except once, and tbaa aha waa with h?r lawyer. Citim naminril try Ml 0<"i-aV*"~? 'V You mat, yoa aay, to thaA Vonte la Hay, IMS)? A. Yes, air. Q. Mhat >ind of ? house did you ccaameaoe Weeping flier* ? A. Bocms, furnished, 'or gea'lemoa Q Waa it a house known aa an assigna'-loa howe? A; . 1 oun't know whet k'ad of a l.oate you aaU it. Q. Did yoi*evei nee ladles ociae there? A. Yea, air. y. Did you aver know ladies to coine to your house ' with gentian**:- A. Yes, sir; gentlemen and ladiee both call uncase. , , ... 0 Did you over have ladies go sp stalrn wtth geat.e men? A% That qaestion I am not obliged to answer. y. Did yoa ever see ladles go up stairs? A? Gentlemen and Indie* call aiid yiiit me. .. y. Bow do you rent thotw rooms ? A, By tee moatn, i week, day ?>r now, as yoa like. '<? Do you usually occupy that houfealunof Ike Judge aaid the question was not in aay way rale VF jyti, y. Whe e were jou during your absence from the city? A. I don't know that it has anythkg to do with this case; if yen want to know very touch, 1 tms travelling; 1 was in California, New Orleans and other plaees, traveling round the country merely for my amusement. y Had you ever :*ept a be*u>e of a similar character to this or e ? A. That I am not obliged to answer; I am here to an?wer if I ever raw that lady. y. You say yon ke^p a house with rooms furnished for gtntlerjen? A. Yea, ?ir, I do. y. Dave you erer seen any gentleman comdnw the bruse and go up stairs with a lady '( No answer from wliness. y. Do jou or your servant attend to the door? A. Simeti.nes myself and ?ometinies my servant. (J. Hod ycu a ferrant in 18W? A. Yes, sir, one; I waa entirely alone in the house for the first three months ot that j ear. y How n?aDV rooms had you in that house that yoa w?re in the baoit of lettirg.? A. I hart five rooms. Mr. Byrne? And tbore was a Methodist clergyman boarded with jou one?- there, nas there not? A? Yes, sir; ctriainly. (Laughter). .... T . Harriot C'us! ing, t-wrrn, deposed as foJlows:-I live at No. ?6 Wooster street; 1 have ilred there five years. Mr. Girard? Look at that lady (.Mrs. Cox) aud see if she was ever in your house. Witoees ? No, air, except once, and that was witb-bar lawyer. y. Did she call with her lawyer within a month or twe? A. Yes, sir, but she was nevar there beforo. Crois-txanilLed by Mr Stoughtoa:? y. Bo jou keep that bouse aiill ? A.. \ en, sir, I am the proprietress of it. y. Did you have girls boarding with you there.' A. N<s fcir ; I k?ep roomi for gentlemen. y. How long have you '.?pt it? A? About five years, y. Did yon keep teivants in the house? t. 'iea, sir; I: kept' wo. . y. Who attended the doot? A. Sometimes myself, and sometime* my servants. . , y. Were gentlemen in the haVlt of coming! from and going up to your room*? A. Yes, air. y. Did yon ever see any ladiee going up to them? A>. fcc me uses. y. Clan you Mine aay? A. No, sir; I don't know; I never asked their nsmea. y. Do you m<k? it a pulnt not to notiee thesa very clostlj? A. I see eneugti-of Uem to know them when I see then again. Mr. btocgnton? I saw yon tali jtj. with Mis. Cox yes terday, wfceo you weie rttting beside her. Wlttttia? 1 was sot hate- yesterday. (Laughter.) Mr. f-oughtcn? Wei/, it *a? a pereoa very like her. Mr. Glraic? 1 Oh, that w? MIhs Hawks. ( Laughter. 1 Mr. 8toii(bto?? Well, I bef the lady's pardon. (? newed laughter.) Mr. Sicughton ? Were people tauiiled or had their fates exposed going into your house? A. Sometimee they bad a veil oa a no scnjetlmaa not. Q. You are net in the babtt of diaeloaing the namea of . pai?cna gfitog to yo?r bause? A. I' dent itntnr thetr i amec. . y. Yru are cot i? the haWt of exposing persons by giving descriptions of thrm? A. No, sir. Kiiza 1'iatt, fcworn, deposed m fbllows.i? I liwe ia 5in) Hcu/.t?n street; 1 moved there aBont^ia wee?s ago; for the last two years 1 have been ont ofthe o?ty; 1 re*dea vn tr e corner of Houston and. Hoaosws'reets about two years ago. and left it in May. -1M4: I hawe seen Mr. Ha mlit? n Boone; I think he called*', uiy house once ??#lr. Girard- Was that Udy (Mm. Cox) ever m your bouse? A . Never but once, and that waa when the called with her lawyer. y. How was the hall of your house in regard to H? t ? A. It was rather dark; it was a- long hall. Croes examined by Mr. Stoaghlon.-Q. How loar .ad vcu kept that house prior to May, 1861? A Two ?-?ars; 1 kept a kouxe beSore that at 98- Merc* street lor aoout two years; 1 kept frtm lour to five servant# ia that b?y'*Had you rooms fcr ladies and geatlemea there? A. Only for n.y ow? bcaaders. y. You kep' lema'.e boarders? A \es, sir, and gen tlt men, tco, when they i?sjuired board. y. l ermaneat or transient? A. tooth. y. l)ia gentlemen ever meet ladiee there ? A. ^o, sir, not to my knowledge. , , q. xhey came to see those in your houae ? A. 1 sup *?y* You doa't recollect ever having seen the defendant there ? A. I am very poe Hive that 1 never did. y. Who opened the dt o*? A. Sometimes I did, and sometimee the Fervent. , , . . .. C^. na<t you a h?usek?eper who took charge of the houM ? A. Yes, sir. . y. Did you know the gentlemen wh? went to ywi home ? A. ^ome I did, aud seme I didn't. y. Lid you know die women who went to your houae? A. There were acne who went there. y. Had you any lemale frieads who went there? A. no, tlx. Q. Not one? A. Not particularly? I might have had cne or two. Uila Wise, sworn, deposed as follows:? y. Po >?u knowfHemtltoa Boone? A. I have seoa him. y. WU. yon state what you know about his eyes? what Mna ot siqht he bad? Objected to oa the groaad that the person hlmaelf waa absent from the city, and could not therefore be produced '"(jl'wiil you. state any facte you know about hli being n<lhe' JWga? Do yom know anything respecting lis s'fht? Witness? Yes, sir. ... . y. Did you observe when he looked at anything any contractlca of the eyes A. \es; I peroeired that hl? ejes were oonttaote'i. , The JuCce ? How wtie the balls? were <hey round? Wltnes?? Well. I Ooa't krow; 1 suppoee tho? wwre. ! Mr. Girard? When did you live at that bouse? A- I K. Did you ever see that lady (Mrs. Cox) there? A. Never, till yesterday. Crosn examined by Mr. Stoughton? I Uve now at 597 Hoiktin street. y. Did youknow Mr. Bcone? A. Yes. y Who do juu live with now? A. ^ ith myself, (laughter.) . , _ . y. flsve von a houFe? A. Yes, sir. y Wbat'ktiU ot a house do you k?p ? for gentlemen and ladie*? A. Yes, if Ihey wish to board there they can. y. You kniw Boom pretty well? A. Yen pretty mil. Q. When did 70a flint know him? A. By teeing him a? '2'. 4 Vaitck Htrtrt, in 185'2. tj. Wan in not th?re Jfrtttr oftea f A. r?ry frequently. (J. Were y ou thereCwhen Captain Joe IHvver committed polcice In, that house? A. 1 did not reside in the city then. Q. Wliin did you tone here? A, In the month of Auguat, 1851 or 186'V, I came trom St. Louis ooi.nty^Mis SCUll. Q, Was that yrux native place 9 A, It waa, sir. irrnels Blanch** 4, sworn, deposed a? folllovs ? I know Mrs. C. x. and hnut had chvge of her property since her maniage with l)r. CuX: I bad charge tor her of six bouses, four in. Court stveet and two In ?Bjrckoff, street, Brooklyn. Q, Had she any Inter?* on mortgage* t? pay on thos* houm? A. Tea, they were mortgaged for $12,001); I bad tot charge of bar '?t* on I yyresa flIH Cemetery. To Mr. 8toughton? 1 have had charge of her ho u tea since February. 186'2, renting ttoern and paying tbe inte rest on the mortgaoM, and then handing over the sur plus to her; 1 attended to th? repairing of them; Mr. Cox 1 < id i.ot interfere In the business. > Jane 'faylor sworn, riepvsed as Sallow#:? Mire m Jer ae y ; 1 am (?later ef Mr. Chailea Taylor, formerly n lawyer of this city; I have, known Mm. Cos about six yearn; the fitut time 1 Haw her niter xhtwu m*rri?a to Mr. Con was when she ' in afe a woddlrg oall; lllived thonat 70 Siith street, with my mother. y. Did Mr. Cox have any conversation with yon about Mrs. <'ox? Objected to, hut allowed by the Quirt. Witness ? It waa tbe ftrnt oall I had made alter their marriage that he had a conversation with me; he accom panied tne trom hie bonne to the Fourth avenue cars. 1 1 Bow coon was It after the marriage? A. About four or live months. Mr. Giraid ? Tell the Court and Jury tbe whole of that conversation from the. beginning to the end. W1U*m? He ccmplained to me that he was not happy ; tbet his wife's business afflsirs made her anhabpy, he confessed tliat he was very mneh disappointed : \hat his home was not happy in consequence or thia, w^ioh was a very great surprise' and disappointment to hi*; he said that she had embarraf smnnts in her buMnev* affairs that he was not aware of before, and asked, me did I know what she was wor'h ? bad 1 any idea 1 jcull I tell htm snythtrg about M? would 1 talk wltVt her, and ask her to have her affairs sett.ed11 of whtc^,, ef coursA I conld Hive him no Inclination, n-A knowing mvself what she was worth Q. Dffl Mrn. Cox at any t me eome to boa*d at yonr house? A. Yes, sir, a'ter her eeparation froa Dr Cox; it ?u ob U>* 10th of Februarj, 1464 I think; ?? lived ? i 86 St. Mark's alaee, my mother kept the o>arctiufr house; Mrs. Or -1 hearted with cui till the trat of M*/ from that time: (be took the house fr:m us tor the next year; the landlord transferred it to her. (J. State who1 her on SundajB jrou went w*h her to partake of '.he Sacrament, and it so, xt what jtrurches A. Te*>. sir, she partook ot Communion with me- tho la?t Sunday in April, before xre left Sew York; that ?n at Dr. AnthtiiV corner of Steotd avenue and Tenth street; It was St. Murk's church; after that she took Cecttnu nion at the cbarch of Mr. Hwbey. i? Eighteenth street; duj lag tie last summer Mrs. Cox oaiui an<* boarded with us in iArgen coast/, in few Jersey, where T no* reside ebe left seme time in the'l&ll of 1S66. Q. W3at was her deportment when' aha boarded wHfc J* ut ? Object ?1 to. Q. Cat. you stats whether in the sptfag of IW5 Mrs Ctx was or wt< ntrtfaiofcf At The laat of February a Teat* ape she was very tdk; I ffcucd her, when I sailed to K?ir York, very sick in bid with dueaie of Ijmpt;] took aici my sell Q. H?w kmg was she si ok* A. A beet two weeks, when ebe atme to see me, bearing I wo* not , to live, snd sha hat ? relapse after It; ot mother is very kirk; ab?ls eget and betpless, bat ber njind is clear, sno eh? would g've jeu her written deposition* if It . is T?qnlred. Q. Bow was Mrs. Oof dressedv A. I nerer noticed her wearing two v Mia except- in cold weather, m I did my self; we only wore them 1? this street. Cross-examined bv t?. Stoughton ? After 'Ae sepanra | In sb* wert to reside wi'h rou and your mother? Wit aesa? Yes, sir. it was on the 16th oi February 1854; ?be i?araircd *ill Mnv toUowtng. when she took She hou?e tilt May, lBbl; it was in February, a year a^e; she wa? ner? flek. <}. How long bad shebeen so? A Some days; it may tov* been longer than a fortnight ; I was taken ill a few Cays after; I called upon her. ant was eiefc about a month; wbsn tho came to use me she was very hoarse-; sife wrote a Dote to me sfattoj that tthe was nick;: 1 don't know that ahe haJa physician. (J. Dr. Cox told you he was anbappy, as her mind and bis mind were df.-tflrbed about bu-ino??'r Ai> Yes. sir, that itt abou ihrt substance; I Jwi't remember lite sayiog it made ber irritable Mere the case waa adjourned till 11 o'e'dok this morning. City - matoUei. Tbo American General Committee of the city and' coun ty of New York, composed of three delegatec from each ward elected by the Couuoils, vrtm regularly instituted on Saturday evening last at I'alaae Hall, by tho election of Z. Mills, Esq., of tho Seventh ? ward, as Preaidnt; H J. Oliver, ol' tho Eighteenth, llrst Vice President; L. A. <X>ben, Xoq , of the Ittghth, secoii Vice Presitkmt ; and It. Beatty, Jr<, of the- Fourth ward, and E. Stephous, of the Eleventh wwrd, Secretaries; Joseph S. Taylor, Eaqt, of the Nineteenth ward, Treasurer. A preliminary inset ing waa held the Satarday previons. The Councils are all represented, and a spirit of harmony pervades- rts test ions. The AllegMl Siavtp Valmouth. . TO THE ElMTOR OF ?U? U KHALI). An exceedingly objectionable article appears inyoor impreejien of to- day, la. which my name is coSjftdd with the sohounar Faimoctli; You any "that a number of circumstances which it- would 'w? Improper to mention here throw considerable suspicion on the Portuguese Consol '* I desire to ray that 1 have had nothing to do with' this ?easel, her cargo, voyage or papers, directly or indlmotly. Indeed, I never heard of th? veaiot until I saw my- name so falitly mixed up with her, aad> 1 desire to addthrt it will become my duty to protect my character and stind iBg in ctter ways than by explanations like thl*) if -I am further grossly a>-?aili-4. I claim the prompt insertion of this ccmmnnisation in your newspaper. liemainlng yours, respeetfullv, C. H. ?. DELA FlUANIBKlt. Kiw York, March 19, 1866. The JSew fork Firt Department TO TBK KDJTOR OF TAG HERALD. An important election is about to take placs in tho-De. farlment, and It behooves the members of that bedy to atop and think wall befete they east their votes. For year* the Depattmeut has labored nnder the imputation ot btirg the most rowdy organisation that could possibly be found? the worst managed, the most peruiolo** iu Its icflttenoes. Ihi.n state ol things was the natural 3oni*e quea:e of the advantage bad m? (politicians) took.of the defects in its oiganiiation, who used our institution to further their aelai ions purpnaea. Political Srota*n.have ever been the bane of the Dapartment ? the rock upon wbiah it ba? ??ut. Dr" flood men in years rone v.t leit ttei tanks, ?.'Ter vainly eadeavortug to prtagaoout the needed retormati"n ! We bave now a better state of affair*. The. press no lorger teems with aoccnnta of " brutal stroet Qghts" smorg firemen ; on mothers, wives and slaters may now pa?R aately by the house of any fire com pany without fear of insult or violence. This change has been brought about by the exertions of those who, from their earliest connection * itn the Fire Department, were opposed to tbn coemption of' rolittcs with it. The ranks of the De partment wants some purging yet; there are excrescences the body to bo wipe.t away before we Bila.1 oc jerfect in our crganizatlen. Shall we go baci? place oti Inte rests in the ban&s of the very men who have opposed our wholescme Commissioner 'a-v ? who use, hvv? used, and will continue to ase tte ilrouen as a means of advance ment in political life, to tbe injury ot all we hold dear in that Department r I think that the majority of the fire men are with nta in answering no? most empiiatieally no. l?r. ns, then, rote ior men who do not use our emblems for political purpose? ? who are not tools of politicians? who do not deWre to make us their tools. Vote ior men to-night who wilDstand by us, in preforem-e to the dema gogues of party. One word more ; Do not let selfish intereets stand in Ibe way of good men, or advance the prospects of the bad. A FiXEMAN. Pol loa In tell Unite. NUKSROCS-COMPLAIWTS AOAINBT>ALLBOE!> LOTTERY DEALERS. Within 1b? past few days a number of complaints have been ma J.e at the Mayer's office against alleged dealers in lottery policies. The complainant in eaoh case ia a. man namtd O. Sebert, who Brat want before Judge Ca pron in .relation to Uae matter, h Jt afterwards applied to Jnsticc rOaborne, at the Mayor's office, for warrants. Upon the affidavits o! tho eomplalnant, L,uke Brandish, of Nb. 140 Broadway; William McKay, of No. 23 Ann street; Daniel Stanley, of No. 393 Pearl street; .k., Ball, of No. 143 Fatton street :Sasrael Kevy. of 57 Canal street;!. Dowd, of No. 172 Broadway, and Joseph A. Dunn, were bri tight beftre Justice Osborne, and were held to aniwer the ataijiw preferred against them, before the Cjutrt of General Seeeions. Tbe magistrate allowed these pasties to 39 upen their, pir. le until yesterday afternoon, when they were to appear and gt~?e in tbe neoeasary bail for tt H' appearance to aiewer. Three oC the above number gave the required ball, but the others found it a difficult matter to procne bondsman. The parties complained cf keep exchango offices, aad are loud In their inneetive* against Sebert for his eon^act towaids them. It is said tbat some thirty or forty ether parties are to be arrested within a tew weeks, all oharged with being engaged in finding lottery polioies. ARS33T. Of AM. ALLMKD. P AKKL. TH" ?F. ; Josephine Williams, a Third ward nymph riupaty, was > arrested by officer Bennett, on oharge ot stealing $110 from Retort Henry abase, of No. 27 Cortlandt street. Tbe component sa^e he waa induped to go- with the de fendant to a house of ill fame in I?uren^ street, where he was rabbed of all his money by the panel game. Tbe aecuied denies theoiarge, i>ut was nevertheless ion mitied lar trial by Juatiee Osborne. 4>racy C'.Jjr Bkwi. Ro3MQtT AM) /JiMBTS ? The real jenoc *f 8. I.ucksy, No. 144 Grove street, was entered at about two o'oiook on Wednesday morning bj thieves, and clothing to the amount of stolen. Cspt Panose and officers Tole and Baum, <f the night watch, saw tihem Ie*v# the pre mises, and Rue shase and airestad, them . They proved to be John Kerry, alias A>hr Willi* as, and Michael Clark, alias John lynch. Mr. John 0 '/aliee, of No. 179 Mor gan street, identified Perry as ona of the pasties who en tered his h< we on the night of Keb. 25, wlsen bis house was robbai of jewelry and oloth.ng to the amount of $130. i They were committed to answec both oharfev Penmal ImslllRenrs. Hon. Thomas H. Bayi.t, of Virginia It Is stated, will re main in Charleston, where he a. rived from Da v anal on Thursday last, until the spring ban farther advanced. The Petersburg Kajrrit learas that tha health of the la va) Id is mueh Improved. The Frederick, (Md.,) Strain stales thai a gentleman earned l)r. Wat. l:o^noldson, a brother of the eminent Baptist minuter of that name, who came to that oUy for the purpose ol delivering lectures, being disappointed by the pocr sactursgeaen. reoelvod, and being In sednced elrcumstasoes, ha? beaome deranged. ARRIV iltfl. At the Clarendon? D Nanhegi ard wWe, Mnxlce; Bdwwd Blgaloa and wtfr, Mew tori; P A Rtoektaa, New Jersey; BmKh I Vsnburen, KtnderAook; J B Plumb and Mr BurnelK Al bany ; Mr and Mrs V?t)rj>"t Johnson, Ualtlmore, a Wall, In land; John Y James, Albany. dmp iiTWH. In s'eamahip Africa, f?r Liverpool? Mow I> tfe Verninac, Frsnoe; Mr and Mrs Mayer, Mr as A Mr* Oowsdehee snd two chl'dren, Mew fork; Mr Krunhe ftormany; Or R < - Boss. Douro. Peter horo, t:w; Messrs Cow'lshaw, Oaltfsrala; M W Ulbeun, New lor*. Mors (Ibataa ineuff, France; C H Habost, MY; .los S Peufntoe, Makie. M? Pnorsj and AlWappara. Usrsrs; n D Newman, RY; Mr Kssslok, Hist in, Ivevata O'Almetda, Rtngupore; l-ewln HwWter. K Ilea. .1.1 KtUel, t; (itolle, Mr Haliarman, Ml; I? Lesaiaasarel, J P Moiony. Mexico: Mr Ford. MY; A Mtaaet, Krancs Mr Hartbrlh, Mi; Benj Tomes, Sidney Croskar, * F L*irao, Mr Pratt, Mr Fie ding, Mr FeMman, L Kosentbld, Mr Bowstad, M* liar nan, <T?o Bartlett and grandson, NY; Mr Anderson, Ger many; Mr Fricsarm, do; John Olancy, OUitOrnia; Joe Steer, Uemr any ; John Olbson, New York. For Moi folk. Ac., hi tbs tesmdilp Jameston? A W Wag lorn, Ollbert Allen MrsJftmessndiWonWldrnn.ua Slmpt <r, snd ladv Miss Hsrah Itiaffer. Miss Anna < haiftr, Aiexanrtv l.ett*. William Knoca and *>rvani. taMmk a t, ttupufcar and lad' nenry W tteymanr, Isaac 1* Booth. John Ml.Ur, R D 1 Rosa, 1. 1 : Oraut, W H Dcgraw-aad U la the ?tee; ag ?. 8 ttlt <br Breach of PrtaOM nf Muttagt. icnucMa cotmr. liefore Hob. Judge Kooserelt. Mxkra 19 .?RdeM Wills, by her OmaYdkm, Si*pK ? WillM, m. Kleaitr Crabtr?f~ ? Ths plaintiff lit tStf ease, who *m in court, U it (her a good looking /enn# Urty. ?*??? twenty -cne year a of age, and thia suit ia brought agatnet the defendant, who la n km captain and part oiater of a teasel. Mr. Isaac Tan Winkle stated the case tor tka> plaintiff, b_t which it appears that in Mareh, 1861, the defendant, who had Item a frequent visitor at her parent*' hons*, had aiked her in marriage, and had been ac cepted by her lather and mother. The young lady was then only sixteen years ?f age, and it wax agreed, at thar requaat of the defendaat, tKat her education shoal 1 be finished, and that on bis return from a voyage he warn! i fulfil his promise to marry bar. Tie in-.<tted her on boar t his vmm), and there presented her with his miniature, and during his absence be used tc write to her, still continuing bis promise; but immediately afte the receipt of one o? those letters she re ceived another to say that hli affections had changed bat giving; no reason for the chau,ie. From that time to tb* pretext hp has foiled to f^iOl bia pron.iM, cad the plaintiff has never him since. Damages are laid at $6,900. The defendant ia - twenVtftwo yean of age. Mr. Ijepangh decline to go to trial ia the absence oC his client, tbe defendant, but the plaintiff's- counsel in sisted on going on with the case. Miss Kti<g, aunt ol ihe plaintiffs deposed to the devoted attentions paid by Capt. urafctree to Misa WUla. and prov ed some letters produced to be in hta handwriting, at which the following are tx tracts ? New OtiueitMS. Mar 3?. ItT Dkar B 4cacLr-l u>We the 'Wat opportunity all cr my a r rttal at this plaee to write to ber who is ihe object ofaii.ar the greater part ot my thoughts. Indeed, 1 thought of you bw caj, and your '.nwge lms mingled' In m? dreams by night. I know better than ever now how ootr you are -to me, and I shall be truly : lad whi n we have the pleatiuwot miteu^ aga.u ? ? ? I want to bear '.r.nn j on very muoh, but can not expect to bofore 1 leaw here, as I thai be- Uke|y to 3?t away batore an hdpww would rsash me. ho 1 abail bHve to reconcile raysel/ to the fate ot waiting till I reacjtnother pvt. 1 hope you will enjoy youraeif ttla sum mer, and find ; our school pleasant which you talked ot attend ing. Cn'eas yotrdo 11 d It so It would be very KUle ate voar uuenJMig. 1 shall write you again soeo, so you will not have an opportunity of forgetting your sincere friend, , KIiKAZfiS. Tell your papa-aod Mr. Ilugg to .'jive an extm klM te jomr motbor and Jane; aid 1 will p aoe one on the comer of tale sbeet tor you, anl when you tiav? It be sure it comes warm lrom tie heart. New Cklsanh. J'iae 6, 1851. Mr Dixit Fnron- 1 am happy to Inform yon at my good heallLacd readiness to leave thla plaee, lor 'tis anything but oomtoTi to rematar t.we. it being an very warm and eo torment td with mosqui ooa. * ? I think there la a avail portion of me leCM aa It is or less In weight has averaged one pound per day. Don't you think 1 bad belter atop here a while loogsrf Then I'll be quite a decent sized aau? ?ay about the Baa of Mr. Husg. I suppose I must resign mjseir to the dentin-- of a hot ollmaie throuauoui the summer, aa I ana bouDdto Charle.-iton, and most likely return frorarfhat port to this agate, but I would it wer-v to Mew York, that 1 might meet one more dear to me than all others on eardu bn< I aup prie lbs inconveojenoe ot balug poor will oblige noe-ki sacrlAoe the pleasure ot your company Isr h time to comer- Vot 1 trust regardr to yaur Mks. Please *ri?* on receipt or thia, i direct la care oi Meaira. T. Turner M kon. Moat trulj youra, tLK&ZKB. On iulestom, Jeae 28, 18S1. Di.ik Fjiwd- I wis very miMhdisappoiated ia reoe<rtnga letter from your father, lnsiaadof you? waa alae< vary miiA grieved to learn you were so unwell, but i triut ere thla rearhea you wtJJ'he fnllv recovered e a a, regaristonl your fo'li. 1 ahail be trulv huj^jv to reoeive ? latter from yea ot havaxaah, at which place t tapes) to remata till the laat at next mcolb. ss tile cargo will not be ready before the 10th or 15th. Your ainoere and aflectlenate trtena, KtiMAXKR. 8tvxKNxn,.Aug. 1, 1X61. VtAR Tkiemd? It gave mo aan?h pleasure in reoeivtef roar kind ep ail?, which came to hand in due time, at d alto te Mar that your health was so mucb lnprored, for good health ia Via greatest blessing thla wor!&oan afford. ? ? ? I expect ta return In- Botton or ??w tork from Uardeaaa, and If good hick attend ' me, will be on In lers than two aaoadia. Pieaaa write to me an receipt of thia and dlreoti.'t in teaeare^ Mcs.Hr a. Jas. M. Churchill Jt.Oo , Cardenas, Oxka. Yoa moat excuse ay dull nnd short aapistle, as I am liHpeat haete and not in very gara health or sptrka. Yonrs truly, HIiKAZKB. Pensaoolx, Oct. IB, 1861. Mips Bwicaxt:? Df.xb Huiui- After having wrntei two or three tines since receiving, any answer. 1 . hare come lo ton conclusion yuuhave lot gotten your humblfi friend or yooda not think that asy letters are rorih ncrwerlng. Hhould either be tbe esse, 1 cannot ti anie jou. knowing your gljtd qqalittea aad disposition aa well as I *?, while you knew hot Uitte of ma. although 1 ham been a sbe?t time In yomvoompany, and thai very happily. Vet I cannot arge a ault that 1 think te not ap plicable to j our future ^apatneea. I am -well aware that yoar good at-aJug in socletv *ai command a much mora auitaola companion Uuin 1 ?nould make you. Perhaps yoa wlil say wb> did 6 not think omMsIs befora. IfwUlaoawer. 1 ha?a often ileugU cf It. while ia yc,irpraaasioe l-eoaidaos jina in ia?n; nut ainoe Oxing away Man yon. aad not re ceiving bat only one letter trom you m the time, 1 have weighed the In* a more sertonaly, and believe me, it la fjr yoar bappnaeM 1 may e this deolaraUon: bnt believe me, waa T indepeaaentl) situated, with a auiUni* dtrpomuoo. I could nog choose a more aultabla or worthy friend in my acqnaiaiaaee; but a? It a, I think 1 rbali remain aa I am, aa old bloeh, or at least, vary near. I capaci to sail in a taw days for Oa>deaea again. 1 aball sot be likely to com. n North this winter. I'll now 3ad this scroll with my most sincere wishes that ; ou may alwaj s enjoy a perfeot sunshine, r.jd should dtaappeinUneat tell t<? yrur lot. whlc'o ia more or less te one's life, yoa will be prepared to meet It .vitb a good cheer and a brave-been Your unwosthy blend, KLKnZF.K. 'ii.RDF.5AS, Nov. 22. 1861. Mru BxcnEL:? Penr Mailam? I very unexpectedly received you*' letter, which cue to hand lfiih- hist., but bad not time ta answer It by return of mall; bnt aalhe bark Jtnprese sails to morrow lor New Yptk, 1 will lorwnrd yoa a few lines b* her. olthtiagh I hardly Snow what to rxita, for I thought you would not think me worth your time in writing to tee again, and would keep your heart for aorre uae more worthy or it than 1 am. f assure yo'^lt grieves mc .-evy much in oeruslng yoor kit i epistle in which you expreaa yamr most sincere regard fer roa, tor I cannot .my, aa I could., when I visited your Tather*a ho-asr, that my hoart ia wholly thine, but to give any other reaaon than 1 bare I'm not anta, therefore. 1 moat numbly big your pardon tar my moct .inkle heart, which ia not wnrw yoar having. I beg of you to think no moro of me, to injure year feeiings or- think unkind ofcnae. for I newer wil marry for anything except- tbe moat alncareet love. I don't know wb it pert I shall proaead to next. Xrem your unworthy friend and well wisher, BLiIAZBB. _ . 8avai?*ajb, Dec M, 1861. Joseph W-:ijj, Rati:? HI-t-I very unexpectedly received your reprimand to day. In, .aplv to yojr quertea, I'd an swer. Firstiv, yon ask me what 1 mean by aaving that my heart waa wholly your dataller's, but la now changed; I can apply no other meaning thaa. the plain Rnqllsh ol the worda Inform vot*. Aa for the promises you speai of, I never mada either, betarn God or man - yet my Intentions were moat sin cere; but aflar being separated from j onr daughter, taking the auhjeot Inte the most aarteua ronatderation, 1 knew taal I could not lead your daughter, a happy lUa, with ae much difl'er ence In eur clrcnmstancca aad dlaptiaitiaaa. Thla and othar explanations la all I ahal. o3br. And now I'll aay to yoa, if you value your daughter's happiness, you will net blame ma as nuieh aa what yon manifest In your letter. Furthermore, U tl is separation has any tender cy te mar your da jgbier*a l'utiiii) Uapplneea. I know nothing a'jout true afleetioa; for I ha vi no lova for any one uuleaa It la warmly returned; bat etil' If yon think thta aXMr has not ulievly grieved caa moat rore.y. ten nre much mletaken. 'JU now eloae ttuv^rra WL, with ay most sincere hopes that if yen arc anxious ibr yoar daughter's happiness, thai you will bestow her true and affee tionata heart on one 4b? ia worthy ot it. E. CRABTCaa, Jr. Miss King further teatlflod that prepsratloaa wera made for tbe marriage, and lh? wardrobe waa provided for Mien Wills' veddlnc Mr. Dugg test: jnd that bo la married to the eldest sister of the plaintiff, and thru he bad often beard Cap tain Cr&btree e-press himself in terms of aJko'Jon tor piain'iff; witneia waa prwant when Captain Crabtrea asked tbe plaintiff's niotliar for liberty to become n suiter; witness, waa at that time engaged 'he eldeat Mies Will*, aad be agreed- with defendant te dear kin marriage until' the return ef the Captain in rtpring, when tt was arraiv^Mi bet wee "> them that bcl> marriagaa should be celebrated together; Captain Crabtree'a cir cumatanoes were very jood; be bad an intereet in the vessel, end rapresentcOi that be bad abnndant eireuts stances to provide for the yotuig lady * Mias Wlila' health waa mnoh Impaired since tbe m arrive waa broken off. aad a abysician attended on her. Doctor Tan Winkle teatlfled to tbe Ibat that the plain tiff waa troubled wltlx a bronchial affection, aad when ska received ihe letters from Captain Crabtree he saw that >he waa very mujt depressed and tba disease waa ag gravated. Mr. DtewMer suntmetl uplbr plaintiff, aad the. Judga having charged tha jury they brouriit in a verdict far plaintiff of V2,609, to wbiob the Covri added aa, addi tional allowauo j-e* $60 to oonnsel. BUBAOH or At! INJVMCTION. f Uu-in P. Vkrmy m. Joseph i&urphy and OLiwi. ? Tbe . defendants to bn lined MO for breach ot injunction Tbe uae of the wc rda Christy's Minatrols in vary large letter* and tbe quailing words in very small letters ia an eva sion of the Injunction. SrW AOAlitST A ?OKMON C A BR 'SR. March IA ? Frederick Unity r?. Itaar Nrnum. ? The in fant! ant owns the steamboat Hendriek Radeon, In which he earritx passengers aad their usual baggage for the ihre of Vie passenger, the goods and raerchuidi re fer bin. Mr. Stanben P. llash aad Mr. Vanderpoel appearad far the plaMtf in *ihie cms, who prosecutes tbe deiendant as n eommon carrier, and alleges that be ( plaintiff) caused to be delivered ta the defendant on board bia steamboat, the Hendriek Hudson, at AJbanv, certain ttnaks containing merchandise of the value of *2.000, to be sately aad- securely carried to the oity of Nk* Yerk; that the defendant received the trunks and their oosr tents to ha thus carried and delivered on the payment of certain reasonable charge*, and that the goads wera not delivered in goed order, but were damaged. The defend ant, in bis answer, denies that the trunhs were either delivered to him or reoeived by him on freight, or that ho ever received freight for them, bnt aUagee that t bay were delivered to aad were received by htm ae baggage, for whieh ho reoeived no compenaatton. The case wan, tried oaee before, when there waa a wrdiot far plain UK for $1,100. and it eame on for a aeooad trial ander thn opinion of the Qeneral Term. It ia worthy of remark ttiat sine* this ease wm tried l?r June, 1862, two of the counsel, X. B. Slant and H. S. Dodge, tbe Judge (Rdwarda) before whoas it ww tried.! and the Judge (Morris) who delivered the opinion graat tnf tbe now trial, have all died. In the present cnae the tniy roadered a verdiot for tba defendant. MMUurji Tha liOul*Tll'?,(Ky.,) pt)?n of the 10th. ootioe tha daat* of "old Bn Oru." at the aga of 110 yoara. Ba, r?d4e< ruiij }NN in Yirgfcila and eerrad nnlar G???nj WmIi* lngton in the ravolatio*. Of tats ream 1m had driwo % wood wagon la LoulnrUlt for a UrelihooA. Mr*. Ku7AH*ni DnftrmnuHcn, of DavtdMa 0a., Tea-v, died on the dth tcirtaat, aged 116 TM'i and ana moo ' h . she wm the flrat whit^wnwn nattfad la Da-ridaap aauatj, and wm proteMr tht aldMt ptrtn is tkt Btet*