Newspaper of The New York Herald, December 12, 1857, Page 1

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated December 12, 1857 Page 1
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THE NEW YORK HERALD. WHOLK NO. 7772. MORNING "EDITION? SATURDAY, DECEMBER 12, 1857. PRICE TWO CENTS. THE UTAH EXPEDITION. OFFICIAL DESPATCH FROM COLONEL JOHNSTON, Ac., 4c., & e. UnfpaU heH have been received at the War F*>partment (Mto Ool Johnston, the commander of the army of Utah. *?y include several letters from Ool. Alexander, com manding the main body ?T the expedition. Annexed is the despatch from Col. Johnpwo : ? lUADQCARTKSft AkMV OS VtAB, 1 Somi Pass, kn mtr to K*ur lax* Cmr, V October 18, 1M7. J ILajoh? Accompanying thin communkption I send yen two tetters frtun Colonel AVexandnr, the commander a present of the main body of Uie army of CUh. Theso letters refer to matters relative to the propriety, or whether he had the authority, to assume command *>t tho antire army. He then goes on to say ? pursuing his design indicated in fcia letter of October 8, as you will learn from hm letter of October 14 ? that bo had advanced up Ham's Fork of Green River, thirty Ave mile* above the crossing, Md there directs the movement* to bo made by his own immediate command and the troops in his roar to form a jnnclkm, which, from erroneous suppositions, would be wholly impracticable. First. Ho evidently believes that Colonel Smith, escort - lag the remainder of the supply trains? In all about nine, including throe sutlers' trains ? le ad vane ing ?n the Kinney road, or cutoff, with the fbroo named in Harney's irjiort of August 18, and mt course he has not received the countermand of that ?rder. He assumes that the command in the rear is more capable of rapid movement than his own, and, therefore, ?Iter waiting one day at the point indicated, will resume Us march. In this, also, he would have been disappointed, M the trains in the rear, suffering from fatigue and scar city of sustenance and without rest ? which the teams with him have had? could not, if where he sopposod them, overtake, him. These are the farts, and, If known by Col. Alexander, his disposition, as determined in his letlor of October 8, would have been entirely different. Ool. Hvith is at this camp, with fifty men of his regi ment. 1 overtook him the day before yesterday, loth feu*. , about twenty miles east of this, and have added my nsaort of fifteen mounted dragoons to hisforoe. Ijoul Ifcnrth, in command of a squadron of dragoons ana fifty of the Tenth infantry, a force of about two hundred men, may be expected here in three or four days. He is aware ?f the necessity of promptnras. and 1 am sure will loee no Mate. Mr. William Magraw, Superintendent of the South Pass wagon road, with a patriotism highly creditable to him, places at the disposition of the government as many of his employes m will volunteer. He thinks fifty or sixty will fee organized, and 1 have agreed to accept their services, and have them mustered in for throe or six months, as they may select, and he has also tendered fifteen or six teen good teams of mules and wagons, which I have also nacepted, and have directed them to be received fur when delivered. Four supply trains, containing clothing? which the troofle in advance, I am informed , now begin to need ? ?rdnanrc, medical and subsistence stores, are still in the rear . and may be expected in two or three days. The atorm of last night may have destroyed some of their ?sen. and on that account tin 're may be more delay than I anticipate. Eleven mules of Col. Smith's train perished last night. The thermometer this morning at sunrise was at sixteen. The sky is now clear, and the thermometer at one o'clock stands at thirty four, and the small quantity of snow that fell daring the night is melting, so that the cattle can graze freely. I am thus minute for the reason that the order trans mitted to Col. Alexander yesterday morning may be fully comprehended His intended movement, if it met wtth opposition , would have so retarded his march a* to havn made it impracticable, and would prnhably have so en tangled him in the midst of the deep snow of the valley ??f Bear river? which 1 understand never fells to fall there, and very early in the season ? as to place him beyond the means of extrication. Our most potent enemy at present is the snow, and constitutes our chief embarrassment. The movement of Col. Alexander would havo separated him from supplies indisputable to the comfort and safety ?f the army , and deprived him of the assistance of the ?wee which will be concentrated hero in a few days; which, however small, being partly of cavalry, is or vital Importance. In ordering Col Alexander to the mouth of Fontcnelle creek, a position about thirty miles from his ramp on nam's Fork, I did so with a design of making a Junction practicable. It m about seventy miles hence, and be ran reach it by a good road and without any danger of surprise TYiera is there an abun dance of grass , and it is a point from which I can reach the region 1 intended to occupy this winter, without risk lag the loss of our animals. As soon as the snow falls on Green river sufficiently to prevent the burning of the grass. I will march to Henry's FOrk and occupy that valley during the winter. It is a commanding position, and accessible two months earlier for reinforcements and supplies |by lars than any other, and will enable me to march by Fort Brldger, and on the most direct route to Salt Ijiko City, as soon as possible in ths spring. At this position, also, Col. Cook can join me, which I still entertain the hope he will be enabled to do. I greatly regret that the impossibility of concentrating the troops destined for this service, and their supplies will prevent a forward movement before spring It la now manlfeit that before the force can be united the aotnmn will l? loo Tar advanced to move with a proba bility of laccem. even though not opposed by the Mormons Tou are already apprised, by the proclamation of Brig ham Young and his letter to Colonel Alexander, 'which I transmitted on the 16th instant, of the political attitude assumed by the Mormons, and the resistance they medi tate to the Just authority the government wishes to cxer cat in the Territory, and tha general in chief has no doubt already considered tha necessity of a </>nque?t of thoae traitorous people, and has estimated the force neces sary to accomplish the object. With a full view of the whole subject before him, his great experience would not he benefitted by any suggestions of mine I will mention, however, tha! unless a large force is sent here, rrom the nature of the country a protracted war on Uieir |?rt Is in evitable. The great distance from nnr source of supply makes it Impracticable to operate with a small forcc. It, in fact, requires the employment of such for or to guard the numerous trams of supplies, leaving but a small portion, if any, for offensive operations. A movement of troops from California. Oregon, and by tlua route, would Urmi nate a war with the Mormons more speedily and economi cally than if attcm(*ed by insnfflcient means. In five or six days I think we will have all the available ^rce for a forward movement Ry that time the trains Will nil be np. though they ought to be hern sooner In twelve days from this time I expect to join Col. Alexan dar, at or near Fontanel le creek, The Genera! may be assured that no retrograde movement will be made by this force. With great respect . yonr obedw-nt servant . A. S JOlfN'STON", Colonel Second Oavalrr, Commanding the Army of Ctah. To ??JdS J. MiPnwtii Assistant Adjutant General, Headquarter* at the Army. New York city. The above document bears the endorsement of l.ieu tenant General Srott, cordially approving of Coional John ston s conduct. As to the expedition from the Pacific, ha la, however, confident that the Golonel la not aware of the difficulties which would attend tt; and it is the opinion of the Commander in Chief that colonel Johnston can be rainforced earlier and far more effectually from this Our Riprdttlonsry ( orreapmiftence. Haa's Fork, or Orsvs Rivss, Oct. II, 1AAT. Tike Oprning ,Vmei in IV Mnrmm. War? The rrotpectl, <#e . 4e. Jhe curtain is up: the play has commenced, and thfl dra matin prrronrr, as I predicted from the comny a e went, already exhibit an aspect of the most tragical cha racter Tha opening scene present* that ?? Father in Israel ,*? Brtgham Young, occupying the executive chair, and issuing his official mandates to the saints In Ctah. and fulminating anathemas uponhis gentile subordinates at Washington. Here y,, ii have the document as it was received in our camp dlrart from the sanctuary of tha Prophet ; and fbr cool, unmitigated impertinence, and deliberate and pre med iated treasonable tendency and murderoas desigfc. tt w thctil doybt puts tfef climax upon anytbinf of tb? kind ever before perpetrated within the United States territory, [Here follows Br ibam Young's proclamation, pub liahed in the Hxxtin of November 18.?) As T observed before, several of our supply trains are behind us, and without any convoys. Two of these, which were encamped at the crossing of <!reen river, were ?tucked by a Urge Mormon force, the drivers placed on der gudrd, and the wagons with their contents burned. The teamsters were then released, and the Mormons, numbering about four hundred, took their departure, pro bably with the intention of proceeding back upon the road and destroying the trains in rear, which contain a very Urge amount of army supplies. As we have not a mount ed soldier with the army, It is impossible to follow and overtake theee maraud*?, who are well mounted, anl armed In the most efficient manner, with a rifle and two large sized revolvers to each man. If the dragoons, which in the first instance were ordered out with this ex pedition, had not been detained in Kansas, these disasters need not have occurred ; but as it is, wc have no moans to put a stop to them, and I should not be at all surprised if this was only the commencement of a series which we are destined to encounter. The Governor and other Territorial officers, with our commander, are supposed to be on the road, but we have received no positive information upon the subject. Wo now regard ourselves as almost entirely cut off from ail communication with our rear. THdOrS ORDERED TO UTAH. We learn that the artillery sUtioned at Fort Snelling have received marching orders, their ultimate destination being Utah. We suppose that, since the Indians are quiet upon the reservation, tho force at Fort Ridgcly will aUo he reduced, and probably have also marching orders for UUh. ? Minnemta Pioneer. m TUC LA TIC EMIGRANT MA8HAOU? KXAOQIKATKD. The Memphis Bulletin of December 3 publishes a new version of the recent massacre of emigrants by Indians in I'tah, which, if correct, Rhows that the accounts of that tragedy heretofore received were much exaggerated. Tho /taTlrttn'* authority is a letter received by a citizen of New Madrid, from a reUtive who was in the company al leged to have been massacred. According to this ths train was attacked by a very large body of Indians, but the Utter were repulsed with the loss of only a few lives. As the statements of Messrs. Power and Warn, whoso narratives have been received as a corroboration or the anaKHocre, were not mode from personal observation, but from tho reports of the Mormons, through whom they passed , who seemed anxious lo Impress upon them tho belief that tho entire company had penshod, and as there is very little to substantiate the truth of this outrage ex cepting these reports, it is quite probable that this is the correct version of the affair, which was exaggc rated by the Mormons into a wholesale slaughter to sub serve their own purposes. Alleged Filibustering. ACTION ON AN INKt'KANCB POLICY FOR TIIK LOSS OK Ml'NlTlONa OF WAR INTENDED FOR THE INVASION OF Ct'BA. flrraUUB COCK? I\*RT KKOOND. Before Hon. Judge Ihier and a Jury. Dxc. 11. ? Alewand'.r Hitchcock and IFm. Burroughs, Jr., M. the Atlantic Mutual Inturatvr C?m.f>any. ? This celebrat ed suit, which terminated so abruptly lost term, after two days and a half, in consequence of one of the jurors (a Dutchman) sudden' y discovering that he did not unuer stand the English language, is again before the Court, and likely to occupy some days in the hearing. It is an action on a policy of insurance effected with the defendants by Mr. Appletoo Oaksmith, on a quantity of guns, pistol* and munitions of war. intended for tho invasion of Cuba, and shipped on board the American bark Victory, on the 13th December, 1864, which vessel was wrecked on that voyage. The plalntiOs, who sue us assignees of Mr. Oak smith, state that the Utter was owner of the Victory and the cargo then on board of her. and of cerUin goods and merchandize about to be placed on board of her. and that the defendants, in consideration of a premium paid by Oakimitb, made a policy of insurance upen certain goods and merchandise then laden, or to be lad r ii on board of the Victory on a voyage trom the port of New York to 8t Thomas, and thence to Vera Cruz or Fort au Prince, or Aux (.'ayes, or another port on St. IXmiingo, aud thereby promised to insure tor naksmith the sum ot $15,000 on all kinds of lawful merchandise, on goods laden or to be laden on that vessel lor the proposed voyage, against the perils of the sea and other i>enl* specified in the policy; that the Vic tory sailed trom New York on the SM of I tecum tier, lHM, aim whilst proceeding on her voyage wok loat, together with all her goods and merchandise, the defendants re fuse to pay the amount insured for. and the pUintitl* Imng this action as assignees of Oaksmith for the sum of *15.000. The estimated amount of the loss is about 900,000, which has been insured m diOerent officer. Hie defendants contend that it was the duty of Oak smith on making the application for the polity of iu?ur ?nc< to communicate the facts within his knowledge which would tend to show the true eh* racier and value ot the rn-ka meant to he covered by the insurance, that ho did not do so, but concealed from the defendant* the real nature ot the r>sks, which would have influenced them in determining whether they would assume the risks, and at what rate of premium, he (Oaksmith) concealed from the defendants the fact that the Victory and her cargo were greatly exposed to suspicion and' arrest, deteaOosi and cond* sanation before leaving an> port is the United States, aud aleo upon the high seas, or entering or de parting from any foreign port; that tne same cargo had been exposed to be lost or used ??n a previous voyage, and subject lo such damage and deterioration, as if left to be detected and separated from loss, dsmage or deterioration occurring on the voyage nought to l>? insured, could nut be detected and separated; and that the cargo, after such exposure, had not been ex amined to ascertain whether It had been injured, used or loot. The defendant* also contend that the contemplated voyage was an Illegal one, and that at the time the voyage was commenced, a miliUrj ex|>editiuu had been set on foot within the Territory and jurisdiction of the United States, to be carried on against the dominion* of a foreign HUte.andof a colony or i>eople not known to the del en dants, but with which the I'nlted Mutes were then at peace; and the voyage was sUrted for and the cargo intended to | he used for the meats of that military expedition The deiendsnts slso allege that after tha cargo had been put on bos^d the \ ictory, parts of it were fraudulently taken from the refuel before she sailed, with a view and'in con templation. in case of loss, of obtaining payment from the defendants and other underwaters, ignorant of such re moval, for cargo not actually taken on the voyage. That f laksmith, as the owner of the vewsel,dld not provide, man and flt her out in a seaworthy manner for ?uch voyage, nor take sufficient care that the voyage should be properly prosecuted . and that t%r reason- of such omiaaion- and neglect, the vessel and cargo euoountered perils to which they should not have been exposed. Hie defendants also set up that they bold promissory notes of Appletoo Oak smith for the sumsofi'SO and tl.300. due since tilth April. !H6i, which they claim aa a set off against any da mages the plaintiffs may recover. Titers is a great array of counsel. Ex-Judge peon ap Gars for the plaintiff, and Messrs. Cutting , p. Lord, D. f>. rd and others for the defendant*. The case has now been on some days and will, In all probability , occupy the greater part ot next weak. TVs Oris*.? "I.* Ttu vuta" was given last night for the first tune this season to a very good bouse. After the brilliant success of "Robert le DtabU" the full attendance for an opera whkh has never been popular la New York was something wonderful. The honors of the perform ance of last night must be given to Mme. de U Grange. In the grand urin /tmi I* she aang hotter than we ever heard her before. There was no tremolo or attempt to cover up deficiencies by constant rscurrence lo the same oatUnuu, but every phrase was given fully and truly , and with brilliancy unparalleled by any one who has sung this rok here Mme. de la Orange was in her best voice last nigm. and achieved wbat she deserved? a great sue cess. The tenor, Rignardi. sung very well, end the baritone, Ardevam. better than usual. Tbe orchestra, under Ans chutx. was as good as ever, and the mite en irrnt superb. This evening Flotow's "Martha" will be given, with Formes as Flunkett ? a part written expressly for him ? Mme deU Orange. Mme Van Derkel and a cast strong throughout. The opera is so well known here that it la hardly necessary to say that it Is a delicious work which has never yet been properly put liefcre the New York public. There Is a great dnal of curiosity to hoar Forms* In his native language, and we can safely predict that the crowd at the Academy to-night will he as great as on the orraaiC'fi of bis flrst appoarancn here. Owarosio at ths Acadxht.? The announcement of the New York Harmonic Society of the performance of the "Creation" on Thursday, with Formes, In Grange and otlier eminent sololsU, a grand orchestra and chorus, will he found rise where. The principal clergymen of tho city have given thetr patronage lo the mciety, and the re ligious community will come out in full force Nsvsl Intel Itgvnee. Sapts In Cunningham, of ship Ocean Meed, arrived st Portsmouth. England, 14th nit from Osteitis via Mau ritina, reports hsring spoken the sloop of wsr Portsmouth ?o latitude V* S3 and longitude M 40. all well, and that he brought a small mall. We are left to con |ec aire at what time he spoke the Portsmouth, also the important fact whether the latitude given was south rsr north, and whether the longitude was east or west. The last ac counts we hare received in rtUMon to the movements of the Portsmouth, sUte that she MMled ft- jib Shanjhae on 'he 23d i f An g?M for Japan r Trial of Vtiww Stocpherd fcr Anion In U?c j Pint Degree-Important Clrenmatantlai j Tcittjumy, COr*T OF OBVKRAT' BMSB10N8. . j Bel ore Recorder ftaitb. Due. 11.? As soon as the Recorder took bis seat on tho "bench he disponed of four charges of wmlt and ha'tery by suspending judgment, proof baring been furnished of good character and other mitigating circumstances The trial of James Shepherd, Indicated for arson in the tlrat degree, wu reeumed. kvidkkcb k>* rH? wuwocno*. !>e(er Bogart was calle<l and examined by the Assistant District Attoimey. He said? I live now in Fifty fourth street, between Xinth and Tenth avenues; am a house carpenter; on the 9th of June I resided between Fifty second and Fifty third street*. in the Niuth avenue; in the same house with the inciters; 1 was aroused between 14 and 1 o'clock on the night of the Are and ran to tho scene at once; saw Mr. Shepherd there, and about hair a down were running to it; saw the prisoner come out of the front door of hi* own bouse; he stood In the door way when 1 first saw him, he cried out, "The Dutch have burned my wife, the Dutch have burned my wiTe;" he had panta loons and a shirt on; did not hear him say anything else I be was dancing around the street; 1 did not say anything to him then, nor did he converse with anybody; I wea up stairs into the building by the front door ; I did not see any of Mr. Ueyer's floor on tire; but perceived tliat tho tire came from the roof anil dropped on tho floor of the second story; I looked into the room and shouted, but no person replied; I saw a bod lying in the north east corner of the room, after which I went down stairs into the rear and broke into the window of the second story ; there was nothing in the room but a bundle or bed and a bureau; I met (ieyer earn ing out with a bed in his arms; Shepherd kept dancing about and saying. 'The Dutch have burned my wire, let me go;" I told the peoplo who were boiling bim to let hi feel go, for he did not want to go into the tire; a policeman then cam# up and took Shepherd away ; knew the prisoner and his wife for a year, and heard them quarrel; I under stood from the accused that he was building a house at Harlem, and was going to move there. Cross examined ? 1 don't know whether there was any fire in the room on the first floor, because the door was shut; there was no fire in tho hall. To the Court ? I could go into Shepherd's room, at the time I saw him in the street, without being burned. Cross-examination resumed. ? Tbeshtd on which I placed a board to g*t into the window of the second story was not nine fret from the house; same of tho neighbors said that Sbepberd't; wife was m the bouse. but he did not tell me so. I went around to Uie front of the house and stood upon a railing to look into the room; Shepherd told me two months before the tire, in a grocery store, that he was golcg to move to Harlem; never had any difficulty with the prisoner; I never said tn Rooney's store if it was not to get square with Shepherd I would not have sworn half as hard against him; 1 did net tell Mr. Rooney that 1 had a difficulty with Shepherd; I d? not remember whether it was before or after I had the conversation in Itooney's grocery alxmt the fire that I testified at the Jefferson Market Police Court. Catherine Horvey testified that Mrs. Shepherd was a cousin of hers; saw her tho Thursday before she was burned; the fire occurred on the Tuesday following; she bought the ground and they lived two years together in the house; they did not seem to livo very happy together; I was in onetime when they quarrelled, when I attempted tn interfere, but she prevented me; Mrs. Shepherd was a strong active woman, and appeared to be healthy when I Uiatsaw her, she was temperate in her habits; I never thought that Shepherd spoke pleasantly to her. Cross examined ? They lived in fiansevoort stroet four ears ago, when 1 saw them quarrelling, they visited my oii?e together and took tea several times, and appeared pleasant; they attended prayer meetings at my house, I was not pleasant to him because of his unkindnen tohu wife; have hail a difficulty with Shepherd; have visited theni at their house in Fifty third street several times. To the Court? The middlo of April waa the last time I was at Shepherd's house. To the Counsel for the prisoner? 1 could Jump from the window of the second story to the sidewalk without hurt ins myself. To the Ihstriet Attorney? I knew my ousin's (Mrs. Shepherd) watch; the gold watch nnw exhibited to me I cannot identity, for the one shown me at Jefferson market was broken. John McGuire deposed that he lived in V26th street and Third avenue (Harlem >; was a watchmaker ; saw tho prisoner about the 90th of July . he came Uj my shop and left an old clock to be repaired, anil subsequently brought a watch to be repaired, it remained in my pomwalon till it was taken away by Fire Marshal Biker, he left tho name of Robinson, the watch now shown me is the one left by the prisoner. 1 m*de a memorandum of it at the time. . Counsel declined to cross examine this witness at the present stage of the case. Nelson I'li'mer said he was the pastor of the Baptist church at Harlem; *uw Shepherd in March, but never to him till April; remember the day of the tire, at that time I lived in lltfth street, the rear of my houso adjoine t tbe prisoner's lot. the prisoner stated to me on the ftth of June that he intended to move there in a week ; I saw him about 5 o'clock in the afternoon walking about on his lot with his hat and coat off, seeing him walking aliout 1 thought he appeared to be in trouble or distress, whsn he said '? They nave burned my bouse, they have burned my wife, and what shall 1 do." 1 said to bm "What is that you say?" when he replied In the above lauguage. on my inquiring still further, be raid there was a Dutchman residing In the lower part of his house, and that some days before he had accused this man of taking things when he and his wife were absent, and that the man replied he woild be revenged on him, and now, said Shepherd, he has been revenged on me- be then said that be escaped from the burning house by jumping from the window, that he endeavored to per suade his wife to do the same, and that he held on to her until tbe flames compelled him to relinqu -li It In- 1 ! said also that they wou' 1 be np there and burn his house at Harlem to night, and wished me to loan him a trunk to take some article* from the house I loaned him a medium ?i7cd trunk, and he soon returned and brought it te my house I do not know its contents, ho also brought a small mahogany bo* like a jewelry boi or a lady's workbox; he remarked that his wife was afraid of br''*k Jig some of her limbs, an 1 would not Jump frotn the house, he told me he had taken no refreshment that day, and I aim >*t compelled him to take tea; the box shown me Is like that which Shepherd brought to my house. Cross examined ? Shepherd referred to the German that lived in tha lower part of the home, and not to the man who lived tn the rear I saw Mrs Shepherd at lUrletn ro Catedly in company with the prisoner; my study window iked out on their lot, and I saw them cultivating the garden Lucy Keep ban testified that on the 9th of June she was in Mr. Palmers bouse taking care of her sieter; saw Shepherd on the day of the Bre. I saw Mrs. Palmer empty a tronk. which was full of children's clothes, and whoe 1 saw it afterward*, saw two women's dresses, also a wool len plaid shawl, some white clothing on the lop; they looked like a lady's nnderrlothes ; I think there were two gentlemen's undershirts also; Shepherd called on one occasion and asked for the trunk , but as Mr. and Mr*. Palm** were not In, I told bim If It would make no difference he could call again Wni Unreubee, (a youth,) said be lived at >10 West Twenty ninth street, knew Shepherd and his wife; was at tbeir house in Fifty third street, saw Mrs Shepherd have a sold watch, never heard them bare any talk about it, but heard them converse at i ns time (the month before tbe Ore) about money . Shepherd came in from his work drunk and said to Mrs Shepherd. " ?tve me mv dinner. ' she pushed him away as he was attempting to sit on her lap she g?>t him his dinner when be ask e l her for adol lar ' she -s.d she had not an* and he then took up a plate to lire it at her. but set It down he took np the wab h and went out, followed by me at the reoueet of Mr* Shep herd . he told mc to go back and ask her to give him a dollar; I did so, and she said she had not any money. Mr I'almer was recalled by counsel for the accused, who said that Shepherd's face and nose, when ho saw him. were hltetered and his whiskers were burned. Robert Dickey deposed that he lived at 310 West Twen ty ninth str?et knew Uie prisoner and his wife; was at his bouse In Fifty third street one Sunday afternoon in Marrh while there Shepherd r?me in, and after 11* usual cavitations lock an insurance policy out of a bureau draw er 1 read It and a*ked him if he was going to remove the policy to his bouse in Harlem he replied that he in tended to burn down the house and Jane along with it meaning his wife , be wa* laughing at tbe time, aud do not think he was affected by liquor. ?Cr<ws examined- Mr* Shepherd and my wife were pre sent at the time of thi* conversation. 1 do not remember : of tin n ntn ? ? nil -v. but thmk the ?um wan about IW; I never saw Shepherd In a thoughtful manner, but he always seesn-l to he laughing. I looke t at him earnestly when he said be would burn down the bouse and "Jane alone with it, and Mr* Shepherd see ing me do so. *a)d "never mind what he say*. ' " To tbe District Attorney ? 1 have known Mr and Mrs. shepherd for five year* . they did not live on good terms; on oue occasion, three year* and a half ago. she eame to my house at twelve or one o'clock at night [The Owrt would not permit the witness to detail her conversation. It ant being Iqgal evidence I The wtnesi^atd ibaMthere were three slone iteps lending to the howe. I saw rbed ?Vs'l m tlx- south< us! corn<* of their room three weeks b? fore Uie fire. Msgdalena Tick testified that on the 9th of June she lived ia Fifty ? cood strett. she waked her husband th feed the horse at half fast twelve o'clock . there waa no fire at that time, it was not quite half pwt one wh?B I was going to bed, at wtteh time I *aw the fire in Shep herd '* house. 1 could l<*<k into his room , and saw some thing like a bundle burning. I went and waked the neich hors, aud on my return the house was in flames. Shep herd slept in the middle room, after the tire was all o\ er, 1 saw Shepherd round there looking for something . last \ ear on one evening, t heard Mr* Shepherd halloo ? watch.'' 1 saw the fire tn tbe middle of Shepherd's room; when 1 first *aw it. It was not higher than a table, after which it spread all over, I did not look iu the tiasmrnt to see if tt was on lire Croes examined ?I live directly tn the rear of Shepherd's house on elevated ground, between Ninth and Tenth avenues, there is ? house be tween mine and Shepherd's. Mr Trimer's h??is?' is on the same lc< as Shepherd's I saw Mr* Wiep herd nearly every day, tt was a moonlight nigbl. about a year since, when I heard Mrs Shepherd < ry out Watch fire." I heard Shepherd's rotor too. an. I -aw ?hepherd following her into Ike yard with a stfck he said, "1 11 strike you till you are down ," she hallooed 'Watch' fire. ' fid peak a Utile Vngltsh have not had >? \ r* iversa tlon with any p>s*en relative to thl? matt, r ? nee the Ore. j looked out w m> w .uiiuw md ?w the Ore in 'he eevouU rtory , but not in tho ba*emeiyffoo?!Td aeo the lower part of tar. house, and if there bairblen a light there I ahould have ?e?n it, do person wan about at the time; I was the flmt peraou wbo discovered the flre. Thcmais L. Chester toiitiAeibtbat ho wan secretary of the Common wealth Insurance Company ; tbe insurance on ; Shepherd's house whh flrst effected on the 17th of July, 1135, was renewed in July, 1866, for a year; I first saw an accountof the flre in the papers; I think it must be the morning of the Ore, about nine In the morning, that Shep herd called at uiy office, in Wall street; Shepherd came iu like a crary mail, walking up and down, shaking ha arms, Raying "It in all goon, my poor vtow;" after a time I ?aimed him down, without difficulty, and said, "How did this Are take placet" "It took place," said he, "in thn worn below, wheu I discovered it I got up, went U? tho window, called my wife, she did not come, and I jumped o?t of tho window that is about tho substance of what hB said; said 1, "Mr. Shepherd, hand in your proofs of yrror low as soon at) possible, he said "It wati all gone,'' meaning his furniture and property, the interview lustod half an hour, at the conclusion of which he seemed excited and worried Mr. Sedgwick, at this Juncture, read a statement of Shepherd's purported loas, which was given to the com muy, by consent of his counsel. . He insured his I fame, furniture and other articles for $390, ; wore that all his apparel was consumed, fwcept one pair of [mntaloons and a shirt; tliat the flre commenced below stairs; that his wife waked him up and be waa almoet suffocated in trying to effect his eacapo tjrough the hall. He gave a detailed statement of the various articles of household furuiture, which he affirmed

xtsre destroyed, and swore to it before Justice Connolly , sfeolng it by bis own hand. Mr. Chester cross examined ? I think this interview oc cured on the morning of tho flro; I don't know whether Slrpherd applied in person for the policy, and think there wws no survey made of the premises. Jane Ball was the next witness? .She said she resided at 310 West Twenty ninth street; knew Mrs. Shepherd for many years think they were married alniut four years ago ; dot) 't think they lived very happily together; Mrs. Shepherd had a gold watch ; think that the watch now shown mo is similar in genoral appearance to tho ono she was in the habit of wearing; I heard that Mr. and Mrs. .shepherd joined tho church; 1 was never present when they had any difficulty, nor did I ever hear Shepherd make any threatening remarks; after the gold watch was broken, Shepherd met me on the street, and aakod me for the loan or $6, remarking that "Jane has broke the watch, the jioor devil, and I am sorry for her.'1 Louisa Better deposed that sho lived in Fifty-second street, in the rear of Mr. Trimer's, on the 9th or June, ami next door lo Mrs. Tick, who woke her up by knocking at the door ; witness saw tho tiro in tho upper |wirt of Shep herd's house; looked through the window lor a Tew mo niente, and when t-he got down the house was completely destroyed. . . Alfred K. Raker, the Fire Marshal, testified thus ? 1 oh tained the box shown me at Shepherd's residence at Har lem; it contained sundry small articles; when I arrived at the premise* thn tenement was burned down ; on my arrival the liremen were s earching m tho ruins for Mrs. Shepherd's body; after the firemen left. 1 remained and found the body at the northeast corner; the up|>er part or her body was horribly burned . and the arms were ex tended; I assisted In taking her remains to the station bouse, where I saw Shepherd, who had been detained by the police; his whiskers were burned ; ou asking him how the tire had it* origiu, he said that on the preceding night he came houieaboul eight o'clock In the evening, when he met the Dutchman, (ieyer, who lived down stairs, and asked him if he (Shepherd; would close the front door; at twelve o'clock he was woke up by talking down stairs, reeoguixing the voice of (Seyer; he soon fell asleep and was afterwards aroused by his wite, who exclaimed "My (iod, Jim, the hiuae i* on flre". he got up. putoo his pau ta loons, and tried to get out by the front roirn window and also by means of the hall door , he then went to the back room window aud endeavored to get his wife out; she said she wonid kill herself if she jumped out; ho t<*(k hold of her and endeavored to force her out. but she, being a strong woman, got away from him; atter that I jumped into the yard and saw smoke coming up stair/, but did not se* my wife; he said that he and his wife slept on the floor of the front room on the night of the tire in a subsequent conversation be taid that his wife'* projsTty was burned up and her gold watch destroyed . he looked fur it in the mini, and wa<< informed by a little girl that a Dutch woman had picked up the remains of it; Shepherd held down his bead considerably, kept m wining . and ap peared to be very much excited; on Ur. lUker saying that it wan probable that his wife bad escaped. Shepherd re plied, emphatically, that he knew ? he kuew ? that she | was burned up. Mr Sedgwick said that his evidence was exhausted, but i wocld reserve the right of calling Dr. Carle "than, who made a post mortem examination ot the remains ol Mrs. Shepherd. Tit* cars for rim mcv**rr. Fx-Judge Pearcy theu proceeded to o|?en the case for Shepherd. He said be would prove to the jury tliat the building was tired from below. and it was worth even more than it was insured lor ? that his clothing was de ctroyed in the llames, and that his client did not remove any property from hi* house previous to the fire. John 1.. Taylor, examined by counsel for the prisoner, deposed that be was a ma.- tor builder, residing in West Thirteenth street . that he estimated a plan and specitica tion of Shepherd's bouse submitted to him; the building was eight* ? ii feet sipmic aud two store* high; tho result of Ins estimation was a cost of $4A0 for Us erectum he read the statement which |>arlieulari/.ed the coet of each article. To the Court ? It would take a tingle mechanic from 80 to 100 days to construct such a building. Kxammattnn resumed ?The difference of cost betweeu old material and the quality of new stuff which I estimated shepherd's house at (which was or the poorest quality) would be very little; I could not construct a shanty cheap er than 1 have estimated , it would take one man thirty days to constrm t such a building, supposing the frame and all the internal arrangement* were ready for put ting up. To Mr. Sedgwick. ? 1 never saw Shepherd's house It now being an hour after the usual time of adjourn ment tbe Court aojourned till tbi* morning at 11 o'clock. Coroner*' IMBre. Si ini?* by IarDAJtro? Ifcummmnwr i* I /it* tot Cars*.? Coroner Perry held an inquent yesterday , at the Western Hotel, Cortlandt street, ujou the boJy of a man named Charles t.ilmore, a nephew of Alderman (irifflth*, of the Tenth ward, who committed suicide by taking an overdose of laudanum. Iieeoased, it api>carod. bad lately arrived from Scranton, pa , tor the purpose of having an Interview with a young lady in Brooklyn, with whom he was in love. The Interview proved ?n unhappy one, and t ail SUch au effect upon the mind of tbe deceased that he determined to commit suicide Accordingly he purchased two ounce* of laud**um for that purpose. About 9)^ o'clock on Thursday night be applied at the Western Holel for a room. Be registered hi* name on tbe book and then proceeded lo his bedroom. About 10 o'clock yeaterday morning some of the dumeatic* in the hotel discovered the deteared in an uncooctous state, and evidently suffering from the effect* oT jioison Tho alarm was promptly given, an I a messenger was sent aTter |ir Young. oT the Astor House, but all medical aid provrd of little avail. a> the deceased never rallied He continued to sink rapidly until about noon, wheu ben pircil On ??caivh.iig the room aboMle marked ' laudanum waa rouud between tbe insure** aud the bed In the |>o< kels of decease- 1 - (Mhin* w*? foun t an application for a situation on the Metropolitan police, and also a letter from a yeung lady? the one wdk whom he had f >rmed the un fortunate atia< hm'nt? which were taken prm?c; *l<m of by the deceased e relative* before the arrival of the 0<rirner, and consequently were not put in evi-tem ' Tlie piry a this case were sat isfled that it was one of svt ;ide, and ren dered a verdict accordingly. Deceased was about thirty year* of age. aud was a native of this State. Pri>i?*!? PaaTM o? a Ntaiao ? John H White, a negro, while on his way from Itsrfbn to Un* city, y-*ierday, took sick on board the Kail Hirer boot, and died shortly after bis arrival In New York Tbe body of deceased ww taken to the First preeinct station bouse, wh?re an inqueat was held by Coroner Terry A !??" m-ft'-m exam Ina tion, made by Its Kinnell and Fergus* ?, sh 'w.?-l thai death had been caused by cancer ot tlie ?lornaih. Deceased was an inmate of the Colored tanatic Asylum at |V?ton for some months, and, becoming convalescent, waa al lowed to proceed to hi* former home in this rlty, whea he was *ei*ed with a sudden illne**, as abovs referred to No Forwruno* rsr Fart. ? tinroncr lltlls was called upon to hold an inquest at No. l?fi East Twelfth street, upon tbe body of a man named Patrick l*iffy , who, It was supposed, had died through the mal practice of his attending physician. A post mortem examination of the bodv made br I>r Beach, showed that death had been cauied by adhesion of the pleura and :ntlammation of the lungs Thu? the physician who attended deoeaaed was exonerated from all blame in the matter Duffy waa a native of Ireland, and was 47 years of age. Tn* I-ATt Si on** D*atw i.w a Bathixu Orisifwsm ? (VwooerCamble held an inquest yesterday, at No 141 Mott street, upon the body of the man who died suddenly on Thursday while taking a vapor hath The deceased was Ascertained to lie Man ns Ijepseger. His hrotiier testified that be bad been afflicted with rheumatism, snd waa in tbe habit of tiking hatha therefor I* Ferguson made a [sisUnortem examination of the body, when It wa* ?hown thaffleath had been caused by eero?? apoplexy Verdict arcordlnjtly Deceased we* 42 year* <* age, and was a native or lYussia. Fatai lUrniwaT AortrdPrr ? Toroner rtamble also held an inquest upon the body of a man named Thomas II. Vibbon.a. who died at the New York Hospital yesterday morning, from the effect* of Injuries received the evening previous by falling through the hatchway of store No. it park row. Iieceaned was bointing up some goods from the first to the fifth story, when he accidentally stumbled backwards and fell to the l>aeemcnt beneath, receiving *uch severe injuries about the head tbat he died in conse nuence. Verdict of accidental death Deceased waa > cart old, and was a native of Ireland Ciamb or FtLisovntsa.? An ejoMiinat i been going on for some days, before the Cmted Statea (Vimnilssioner in this city, of Thomas J. Mack ey, tisq. , upon the charge of violation of the neutrality law* in littWis out an expedition to Nicaragua in the service of General Walker James Connor, Ivq tiie i Hytrin Att?r in > , conducted the exam aat'o* ontiie jiart ot the govern mept.andMr Mackey was defended by L W Sfiratt. Ksq. The result of the exammation was, that the defend ant was bound over in the sum of 93,000 to answer at the January term of the T'nited State* Pistrtct Court ? CMrkHw* CV?r(*r, Pg ?? proposition tor ? FowmUIng Hoapttal In Wew York. IXT1J11OT1NO BTATOflDW BY D*. JAMES WYNNK RKMARKABLK 8TATI8THM. The special committee of the Hoard of Councilroen ap pointed to cwiaider Iho propriety of eetabliaLwg a fouud Img bo*prUl m thus city met at 2 ?? M. yeaterday-Couo cilman Haawell in the chair. Dr. Jim Vtmi made an interesting Btatemont to the committee, of which the following is an abstract ? In all civilized countries natitutloiw devoted to the pr<v tectlon of feeble infancy have claimed a prominent place amoag public charities. The establishment of ?uch Inatl tutions ib a duty which appeals to the of the human heart. The wa? in which these chanties are conducted differ widely In different countries. for example, all nations having Utln origin have .Mtitutions winch receive foundling* indiscriminately , whether they are offspring of illegitimato intercourse or not. Among nations of Germanic origin mfant cha rities are confined ostensibly to those children who have lost one or both' , mrents. The former of these systems finds Its mort brilliant champion m modern ?mes in St. Vincent de Paul, and the latter In Hermann Frunko. France. llelRlum, July, Spain, Portugal, AustrU aml Russia have adopted the former system, and pigland, Holland, Sweden, Denmark. Prussia, Switzerland, a COO Biderable part of Germany and the United States ty* bj*" The wants of there institutions are no deeply plaww. either in the infirmities or viens of human nature, as to render it* extinction an impossibility, und it becomes the duty of the legislator therefore to cousidcr tho question oi abandoned inUnts as one of fart, and to act In i such una ner ae will best proteet there helpless objects 01 thottato ? retard, and at the same time offer least ludu-em- nt for ihc commission of the vices to which theiw untortunates owe their condition. The most ancient hospital for foimd Imwo" which history makes mention is that esUMthed at Sllu, m 787. by Pathena. Another was ?UbUjbed a^ Montrcller in 1070, by Oliver de la Trau. In 1210 tho foupJhng hoeptal of the Knights of the Holy Spirit was establiahed at Jerusalem by the decree of l oP? Ill A similar institution was rounded in Venice in \m and in Florence hi 1421. The great hospital of the Holy Spirit at Rome, originally built by the S**on' had a turning box connected with it, into which the in fants were placed, and by turning it a boll was struck, which announced to the inmates the new object cMt upon their care. From the time of the establishment ?t this foundling hospital, in 119*. te tho present moment, infants have been constnEtly rrceived in it and tenderly cared for. After rcferrin/ to the early hospitals of Naples and Spain, the Doctor came te those of Paris. The foundling hospital of Taris was founded by St. Vincent de 1 aul in ]il40 and is the most extensive and useful extabliKhmi nt of the kind in existence. ITior to 1836 it was customary to place the foundlings in a turning box, a- in Italy, Mil after that period It became neoe,~sary te obtain certificates of abandonment Trom a commissioner or police, who was charged by the government te offer every inducement to Uk>?* havtig children not te abandon th#m, but never to withhold the cwtitteate when it was solicited. There arc BOO beds in this hospital, and the number received an nually, and ctthtr kept in the hospital or sent te the coun try to nurse, is net far from 4,000. The Poctor reviewed the history of this class of hospi tai?; and described several of the m?iHt noted ones at groat length, showing extensive research on this subject Two important question* arutc for your deliberation. First the tflect which foundling hospitals exercise over illegitimacy ; and, second, their influence upon infanticide. I or the purpose of furnishing you with information in re card te the first of these, I now present a tabular state ment of the proportion of legitimate and illegitimate bu thn in many countries of Europe, som" of which contan fouudling hospitals while others do not, obtained from ofll c lal sources by the Registers (ieneral of Kngland ? I'roportwn of Child. Horn. , Births . . * sunn. t'git- r'*'u- 'n* ,UTL Sardinia 1,427,019 30,474 1,457,493 97.90 200 Sweden.. 446.610 31,289 470.790 93.43 0.5b NorwM .. 1?M?I 12,111 181,80a *132 0(17 Kjiglaud.' 482.943 34,790 617.739 93.27 0.72 llelgium 12*, 7*1 9,:i64 1?.136 W.22 0 77 I ranee 912,908 09,9^8 98'2,H90 92.86 7.11 Pruana .. 649,376 42.129 691,06.'. 9&87 7.12 licnmark 68,360 0,020 04.170 90.64 9.35 SEE; :::: 60:072 6,487 66,5:, ? 9012 *?? Austria 729,890 101 8-21 894.71 1 8H .02 1138 Wurteuiburg.. ('>0,697 8,869 76,-150 *8.20 11-74 Snxoi.v . 69.682 10,612 70,0114 8.1(10 14 Wt ttavana ...... 118.460 30,729 14W,18o 79.40 20 69 This table includes the births in Sardinia for ten yearn, while those of France, Austria nud England are but for a single year, *nd dearly exhibits that the cause* of Hie gitimacv lie beyond the influence of foundling hospitals, j and are in no way affected by the existence or absence of these establishments. If any argument ran bo deduced tutu these returns as bearing upon foundling hospitals , it is that their presence rather lends te decrease than in crease Illegitimacy Thus In Italy, where foundling hos pitals have their fullest dev elopement, Uie number of ii legitimate births is less than in Sweden, Norway or any of the northern kingdoms of Europe, where their aid is wholly dispense*! with It 1" te be regretted that no sta tistics exist by which to institute a comparison as tj the number of illegitimate birth* te'tween tho I'mted States and the difTerent countries of Europe The Doctor thought there was a les* number of illegitimate births in this country, uot be?aui-e we aro more virtuous, hot because of the greater o;i*c with which a livelihood can be obtained and the marriage state enter ed Into among us. The proportionally increased number of ma mag"* in new S' ales over old ones go?-a far to siiat.nn this theory. I Athens, in founding his b<s?piul at Milan, in 7*9. urged as a reason for doing so that the results of ills It inter courts, whah caucot be acknowledged without shame, frequently led to murder to save the reputation of Un guilty parents te prevent which end, te confer an ines timable blessing upon this class he direct?Nl his ho?|.ital hi be founded and maintained with the fumb left by him for that purpose .. . .. The statii-tw of infanticide are somewhat contradictory, and have furnished arguments for thi?e who advocate the system aa it exists in Northern Europe, as well as tVwc . who have sought to luetaiu tlie older and more venerable J institutions in the southern countries of that continent, ae cording te an advocate of the (iermaii system. In Ireland, where the system, in Dublin and othrr large towns, was the same as that of France, the number of Infanticides, lii.m 1*'.0 to 1*32. was 176, or 26 per year, l>elng 1 to JUlO, noo Inhabiunts. wliile in Fnglaiul, where the German av* tetn was in existence, Ibsreoccurrsd in 24 years . from 1810 to l8:t.Vb*9 cases. or rather inorethan Meac.hynar, which was one UI each 86?.?*7 mhabiunu In five province# of llelgium in whicn foundling hoapitala e*i?ted the prujior tion ?>f Infanticides for a period of ten year* was annually one in 109.942, while m four province* in which no stjch institutions existed the rate* were one to 136,041 From observation" made upon the population of some l-part ment* of France , It would appear te indicate a direct con nertion between nfartk ldes and the withdrawal of those far ditica formerly provided by the Friach goverrunMt for the reception of the off-prmg of an illictt attachment, and so universal ha? this idea become among the people of France, as te induce the government, In ?ppn*itiou ti the opinion of ?ome of the ablest ef <U politic*! swmisU, to adopt a policy by means of which this burden of bu man shame may be provided for with its former se rrcsy, althoogh by a somewhat different mode of adrnis ?ten than the "Turna." . _ . , . . In connection with these farts the Dorter deaired te call the attention of the rommtttee to some very remarkable ?tatlrtics furnished bythiacity. In the l.1ty Inspector s report for I860, a table m given showing the ratio to the whole popuialton of premature and atilibora births from 1*0T? to 1*60, in perioda of Ave years, which Is as follows ? jmtkV? The ratw>0 to ths popula'ion was as 1 to 1 .012 nno- " " " " i??- " " " r? - " " ; 2J 1(06- M " " g im~ " " ' " lfl36 44 44 " 4 ?????? WW i??? M " i ** 25 1M4~ !; II Sa ISfiO ? M M * 3"? In pressntlng this statement this officer remark^ ?' This increase of mortality from arrtrtenu * truly alarming, nod there la great need that aomn fearless and high minded physician ahould Inveatigale the subject ?? The records do not contom any means of determining the ah solute number of births which occurred In the ctty for the period covered by the table |ust given. It fortunMely harpens that in other countries, as well as in onr own, the statistics of births have been obtained with mifhrient accuracy te eaubiish a law by means of which wc can determine the number of those which have taken place in New York with a tolerable approach to accuracy. The annexed table, formed ii|<on this basis, shows the population, births still born . and proportion of still born te the num bcr of births m New York m each year named ? fitrlkt for Year Rirlh* Stittb'm. ftiltb'n M* 7V770 2 620 M 49 1*10 98.373 3.112 94 islft 180 ?19 3,363 102 32 lwo! 128.700 4.123 189 22 loooao 6.630 244 22 lUD WJ.689 0,762 330 Jft llfft ... T70.08W 9,0?i 4*4 312710 104* 060 10 ii 871,223 I3JT4 906 13 616,394 17.180 1 336 12 The annexed table exhibits tlie relative number or still born to the whole number of births lo several of the chief cities of Kurope ? Birth,/*** riaw. fiUtarw Hamburg J? Amsterdam " Dresden Paris Vienna * London Brunswick 33 ftockholm 3" Berlin ? The mean of this Ub4e glvea one stillborn te every 22 hlrth* or alxsit the number In Ntw York in I8i6, when the |s>pulatii>n was I80,(ian The I meter w?a eetirely ot a loss te acoosnt for the nn usual number of still births here, In Massachusetts, in five years, out of the 111, 920 births regiatered, 2.060. or one in each 63 births, were stlllb<*n. In Connecticut, during the year I860, one out of each 80 births was < tinhorn in Kentucky , one out of each 46 births in Rhode Island, on mil of each 16 was stillborn. The difference is so great as to excite the most lively apprehen-ton as to the which are operating in New York to pr^uee the remark,, ble re?ult? deyeloped by th? ty.lf vl of Ui^cKy. The Doctor closed by alluding to the duty of physician* ?D Ujus subject, maintaining that It shonJd ever be to pre vent crime and suffering, *?d that bo foelian of fata" de licacy ought to frighten them from th*lr doty, the com mittee adjourned, subject to tbe call of Um ChBif. Metropolitan Police OMaaUatoMTfc MKETINO OK THE BOARD? rKOV IBIOH KOB THB HOCff? l.BHM KOUK ? THB HUBHTION OK THB OLD POLtCB ? NKCBKT RIAHON, ?TC. The Board met yesterday afternoon, pursuant to adjourn ment. Present? Mens rs. Peril, Nye, Bowcn, Btranaban, Powell and Cbolwell. The following communication was read:-' 4? Morton strut, N. Y., Dec. 11, 1?67. (Jen. J ah W. Ntk ? l>?*r Kir In ihi* morning's Tribune I r ???.<! that 800 houseless poor are nightly applicant at th? i-tutiou houses for lodging that cannot ho obtained. At 1'ZO West Broadway stands a t.ulldlng whose upper glories aru vacant. Ill one angle of the building stands a Urge chun ncy, some four or five feet square in thn clear, with an irt n moke pipe in ito centre to rarify the aurrounding air and thus create a powerful draught Tor ventilating pur poses. The lloor.i con all bi' readily heated and fitted up with bunk*. It would aflord me heartfelt satisfaction <*> know that I had dono sometting to relieve the atamding wretchedness a if our bnraened city. I offer the* twe K these apartments to the Commiasioncra for the winter, free of charge. Will yon do me the favor to com muni' at* this matter to your Beard, and oblige yours. respectfully, TIIADDKUS HYATT After some discussion, Mr Yamaha* stated that ha wan informed by a reporter (Journal of Commerce), uitel on thm subJcct, that the matter was before a com mittee of the Common Council, which would report to night. The communication wan thereupon laid over. Mr. How km ottered a aeries ot resolutions, which werd adopted, calling upon tbe General Hupenntcnaent to report the imuiet of all detailed officers and the places whcr<i detailed, also tbe names of officers injured ao an to ho unnhle to do |uttrol duty to and yet tit for apecial duty. Mr. Choi wku. offered a resolution appointing Mr. Fogud hm keeper of the building No. 88 White street, and also au estimate of ?7r. for requisite alterations in the building, to fit it for the accommodation of witness*-*. AfUir considei ahl? discussion, iu wha-li much doubt wad manifested aa to who would he responsible for the ex pense, tho matter was referred back to the committee, with instructions to report more fully. Mr. Straxahan made the following report* on charged against various llrooklyn rfficers, which were in each in stance adopted ?That thn complaint against Sergeant Bruce be dismissed, that Francis McNeely be dismissed from the force, that the pay of H 1'. Kelly be suspended for thirty days. Mr. Bowkn made the following reporla on charges against New Yoik officers, which were adopted : ? That officers I* Menard and Jones he suspended from pay ooa day , that the charge* against officers Wateou and McCon nell be dismissed that the complaint against D. B. Tildes he dismissed, that J. Miller, of the Tweutieth precinc1., bo reprimanded; that the chargea against officer* Tucker autl Moore, of the Fifteenth precinct, be dismissed. Mr. Sthamahan moved that officer Burns, ot' Brooklyn, be *u*|>ended from pay !or tlnrty da>*: ufficerOato for Bfteeii days, anu that officer Moin&u be reprimanded, on account of charges which hi.1 tv , n [.referred agauist '.neui ? .vhich was carried. t>eo. Nvk presented report! Tainst disnuesme thn "iiar^'e- agsitist officers Tdden, tho KlcvetlUJ psdfmct; Auain 1. ilallell. of the Heve:ith. I'eler Duffy and Joha li. Lockwood? all of which wa* agreed to. Mr. OfOLWKM. otlered a resolution. which was patsed, ?ti-mis-ing the doormen who had been appointed by tho General Superintendent in the .^ixtli ward, on the 1st oC January, and allowing them pay up to that lime. Gen. Me called up the application ot special policemen to be allowed to act as policemen, without pay. with tbu understanding that they should have a prior claim for ap pointment. On motiou of Mr. Cbolwell the petition wad dented. Fx Judge Hiubk, counsel for 400 of the old police, ap peared, and desired the Board to authorise their counsel to content to two cn.-es. embodying conceded facte, to bq mhinittcd to the Court, in order to settle this vexed que*. Hob Gen. Nra stated that Messrs Brown. (Call and Vaoder pool were already engaged in preparing a case with Mr. Iiervereux, counsel for several old (KiUremen. Judge Bkrhk stated that as be rcpmu-nted by far the larger nurrber, be thouKht he ought hi have the prefe rence. He hoped the Hoard would take that into conside ration. Tlie Board then, on motion of Mr Pitnrr, went into secret session Hoard of Aldermen. This Board held the tliir s-'-asui ?l the month last even mg ? John Clancy, Ktq , President, iu the chair. ?>n the nwition ot Alderman Jachmih, a resolution to pur* chat-e $3,000 worth of broken stone for the King a Br>dgd road and other road* in the northerly section of U1.4 island, the money to be taken from te xt year's appropria tion, was taken up. Alderman TV kkb opposed tbe appropriation, which, hd said, would be a violation of the < barter. If they pwwed this, the Board might go on aad absorb the whole appro priation of the neit year. Alderman Bitst thought that the ,tonc could not bo purchased without being advertised The resolution was adopted by a vote of 13 to 3. < iiakok o? 1 ?at M a* ontiiu insnn'w r>> maw votkm Alderman Mokshhax offered the follow jig ? Whereas, It is alleged that James Hogg, one of the Com missioner* of the Central ('ark, ha used his official po?i tion and attempted u< exerctae an undue influence w tb those employe*!, and also tlMNK- who sought employtnent upon the Central I'ark. in regard to their votes at the re cent election. Resolved. That the matt?T be referred to the Oomin.'t4e? im Inndf and rimes to investigate and that they ha\? iwiwer to send for persons and |?*pcra IB said matter. Adopted. ?'okTHiHiSAntY. irnsouxiT, stxtai avd raoson-r ' Tbe following resolutions wers prea*nte<l and a lopte-1: Resolved that the Coniptroler Be and Is Hear by Di rected to I?raw his war rent in favor Welluun D Kinchbaun for the sum of twenty dollar* and eighty seven cento for III e ng ul his Vrinikses corner uf Ninth av and twenty furth at 4 Flection I'ole for the year 1KMI and charge Um* same to the I Topper Account Resolved that the ('?>ni|itr?ller Be and Is Here Py D? rected to |ir*w Ins warrant in faver of IColiard CHrren of four Dollar* Ofty cento and charge the fttmo to tl>e Ap propriate Account. Adopla/I TIIK KS.SOV a I. or THB r-RYHTAI PALM*. Alderman Waaoa railed from the table tbe report uf tbd committee iu favor of giving the receiver of the Crystal Valate time to the 1st t>f May, Ik6m, to remove th? build tng. Alderm:>n Ft t an opposed tbe res<duttoa. He admitted that the txhibitsei ?bk a failure, but the reason af that wa- because it got into the bands of stockjobbers. Ho knew tbere was rivalry aud jealousy amaogst other ."tale* and countries, and he hoped it wouid not be r? t It would make one of the finest ptctors galleriea in tl>? country, and he thinks, instead of being a benefit, it would be an injury to the property holders in that ueigh borhood tt would be a loss Alderman Trim** would vote for the adoption <4 Um resolution because be held that all contracts with th? city should be fulfilled and it was *0 contracted that lb* Crystal I'alace should be removsd. He would give litem time enough to take it away but it ought to be r?w>o-ved AidertnuD Wiieon spoke m fhvor ot the resolution Ha said that ins few years it would cost the city 160.000 for repair*, and be a constant burthen Alderman M<?rv<on also supported the m-uoo for tn? removal of the I'alace It was a nuisance to the neigh lorh'sid and had bren usod for all sort* of purposes, from a colored fre?'Haeoir* meeting down lo s ?booting gBllery. The report and resolution were nltimalely adopted by a vote of la to T. The Board ad/cmrned to Monday next Poller IntelltgMir*. (Tiam.* or Fjiskusi swwrr tairw a rum* ? Ferdinand Wiwhmann. a clerk in the employment of Jolty % Tiers, No. 43 Maiden lane, was taken into custody yesterday by policemen Patterson and King, of the lieputy Superinten dent's office, on charge of etnbcxzling about tJ,000 worth of good* from his employers Messrs Jolly ft Iters had missed the goods for some time past, and suspecting a cletk in their employ they dismissed him. The prisoner, it appeared . was the real culprit, and, in order to hido his owe guilt, ca?t auspwsm u|s?n the innocent clerk who was discharged in cooe^quence Iu the {tovenaioo of th<i accused wss found a quantity of fancv goods which he had atoisei yesterday morning Albert llelseman.of No. tM I'earl atreet, wae arrested on the charge of rereivmg a portion of the atolen property Werhmadn wss alwave lookeo u|?>n as a model of honesty and indurlry by his employers until within the last two or three lays, when cei tain 1 ircumstance* came to lifAt which convinced one of tbe (isrWiers In ths concern that thev had been very m.icb deceived in the gentleman "hie prisoners were both committed for examination I* Tint Casb or Hkwsy 8. I juwivi. who was arrevte.1 ??( charge of forgery a few days bco. two more complaint* have been made against htm for forgery <>?e wae mad<? by the President and larestors of the Iron Bank of Mew Jersey, charging him with having forged a check on that institution for $UA0. and the r?ber by A. Cooke A Oi. , of Bridgeport, Conn , upon whom he passed a forged check for ?m Assam or as Ausom Tirxsr gwnrptw ? (Jeorge Wood, of Hid West atreet. wae arrested on charge of selling ? bogus parage ticket lo one of the passenger* on board tho t earner Kangaroo The prisoner was brought to Uwi Heptitv Superintendent'* office, where he refolded tho money and was discharged Hardly bad he left the nflVa when be was again arrested on a similar charge Ho again disgorged and was set at liberty. The oompia naul* In both cases were Compelled to leave the city, ao that tho accused could not be prosecuted A Fmcg I^ivg Honpim. The Berlin Height* free lover*, after agreeing to leave town, waited Itmf enough to issue a number of their Sotial Revolmtumut. a (Yee love magar ne But when several bags of them were betng taken to the I'oet ofttoe. the women of the vil lage made a rush for the wa^on seized the bags, boro them to tke oiitekirts of the town, and made a huge bon fire of tbe corneals (|srrv . the publisher, endeavored to nti rfcre, but was saixed and held by his lodf hsard until the w >rk waa *ccemplish<sl. when a motion wae made to shave h m. at which he bounded off. and although hotly juHiagd, sutfccd?d in escajutj his tormcBtort.