Newspaper of The New York Herald, 19 Ocak 1861, Page 4

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated 19 Ocak 1861 Page 4
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TIE POOB AID m CRISIS. 1W llmohome IXfutMBt Of the Metro Tb? Outdoor Pom- of R?t ferfc? Who awl What are the Applicants fer Public Charity?The Vneapleyed and Vertltnte Laborers of the City?Te hntary Slavery ef Tradeaaen? AMe-hodied Hen Anting te he CeMaltted te the Hnnklpal Werkhouse for their Beard, Ac*.* ke?i IK* If the men who have boon entrusted with tho manage tuout of our national affairs?the statesmen and politi cians of the country?could be made 4o realize tho effects of their do nothing policy on the laboring classes, the momentous question by which tho country is agitated and convulsed would be speedily and satisfactorily ad justed Never before, oven in the worst times of tinau Vial depression, was there bo much destitution in the ranks of labor a.< thero is at the present time; and tho prospect is Rli>omy and saddening in tho extreme. We have already published an account of the effects of tho crisis upon some of the trades, and shown thai in the tailoring business alono at least one-half the workmen were out of employment, and that oo U'fts than twenty-eight thousand persons, young and oid, who were dependent upon Uiem for support, have been left without tho means of subsistence, with the exception of Buch as have been c-i.sMe4 to save a |<art of their earnings; and tli(V,c form a very limited pr.iportlon of the whole|number. A visit to the ofllr* of the Almshouse Department, in Uond street, in which the public charities of New York are dispensed, would do much towards disabusing the miuds of thoso who entertain the idea that thero is no othor form of ser vitude in the world (ban negro slavery. Throughout tho day there is a never ending crowd of applicants for as sistance, and day to day and woek to wook the samo scene is presented. During two weeks there were ten tbou?und who applied for coal, and each one of these represented a family of from three to some times as many as eight or nine members. But these are not the only applicants for relief; there are others who receive assltWinco in tbe form of money, some who have been so prostrated by want as to render their re moval to the hospital uccessary, whilo others again,able bodied and in so...s instances respectable looking trades men, apply to be committed to tho workhouse, where there is at legist no danger of their dying of starvation, and w here thc> are w illiug to give their labor in return for their board. This is one of the phases which the slavery of poverty assumes; and although it is a pain ful one to contemplate, yet there arc still worse to be found ir. the history of destitution mi the great metropolis. At this particular time the result of a visit to the office of tho Almshouse Department may bo read with proiit by those who talk of starvation in the South, under the impression that there is_ nothing but plenty and happiness hero in the great city of New York. Taking our seat beside the gentlemanly Superintendent of the Outdoor Poor (Mr. Kelluck), and with notebook in hand, we make the following verbatim roport of the different case* as they are presented:?Thoro aro two apartments, one in which the applicants remain until thoy are attended to, and the other for the Superinten dent, who receives thi-m at a window immediately In front of bis desk, and to which they are admitted in order; and the task which he has to perform is certainly co easy one, for tho applications are so varied, and the applicants themselves are so numerous, and have such different statements to make, requires something more than usual pa tience, discrimination and business despatch to attend to them all. There ^ro now at least a dozen faces who are eagerly peering in through the window, anxiously waiting their turn to make their wants known; and it U painful to sec the traces which sickness and destitution and sutlerins have left there. There are sotne who have, as it were, become inured to poverty, and whose sensi tive feelings have long since been blunted by continued begging, while there aro others who have just been reduced to tho ranks of pauperism, and who have been forced by actual hunger of them pelves and 1.miles to apply for relief. Tlio tlrst who pro sents himself is a tailor, and the following ditloguc Likes place between him and the Superintendent:? "How long have you boon out of employment?" "I have'nt hail anything to do in twelve month" '?Arc you a good workman?" "Ye?, sir, I can do my work well when I get it." '?Are you a member of any benevolent societj?" '?No, sir." "Are there many of your trade out of emploj meat?'' "I knew a great many who cau't get auj tiling to da." 'What i* the cause of it?" "It is the troubles in the South, and theie wi:l i>e little to be got until it is settlod." The Superintendent attended to his application, and another man present*<1 Linn-elf?one who had evidently not boon in the habit, if we might Judge frjm hw ap pearanoe, of asking alms. ' How loDg are you in this country?" Mr. Kellock in quires. '?Ton years." is the answer. "Have you any family?" "Yes, sir, I have a wife and five children, and the old ost is only nine years of nge." ?' What trade are yoirf" "I am a house painter.'* '?Where have you been living during the ten years?in this city?" "No, sir. for the last five years t was out in the Western country?in the Stated of llhuois aud Iowa.'' "How long have you been out t>f work?" "1 have not bad a..} thing to do since the woek before Christmas ? "How long have you been in New York?" '?Since 3eptomh< r, aud sinoe then, with the work I got, I hadn't mnch rhance to save anything." ' How came you to get discharged? Generally speak ing, you don't have much work in the winter.'' "Well, yes, sir, we sometimes have work, but it bis been very hard to get it this winter." This applicant was also t-iA he would receive assist ance; and tho next, a poor wnn&i?so poor looking that there could #be no mistaking tho character of the peti tion?presented herself. "When, sir," said she, "will we be called tiponV "In the course of a f ?w days. " This was all, xtid she turned away evidently sUis fled that her wants would bo attended to; aril as she | aw-oil from the w indow he,- place war taken by n man about fifty Bve years of agi>, who, still in the midst of hit poverty. We the appoaranoe of resj>ect ability, although his well worn clothes liad long since lost all claim to that title. "What do you t?ant}" said Mr. Keilock ?'1 want to go to the workhouse." '?What trade are vol# ' "I un a shot-maker." '?How loi g li.u' you hern in this country' "Nine years '' '?Were you ever in th irorKhouse liefott " "Yea, air." ?'Why do you want to 6'n now?" * Timea are ao bad I can't get anything to do at my trade. I have been linking fur something Ui do for th-) i.v( two weeks and cr.n't fin 1 it." 'Tlav* you any family*" ' No sir, none but myself." ' W? U," said Mr. Kehock, "you want to bo committod to th* workhouse " ??Yea sir," sael the man, "I want to net In." ' Jh re. then, here, you can go;" and so saying the Su erintendent lu.uM him the document necessary to procure his adin FH -n f,)r (wo montha. To aay that be f-allined ii it ?' t,is applicati'a would con vey but a faint idea of his f^ungs. if the expression of a man's face la a fair tndei of u.e ?uu, llf hif min<1 thjlt poor old shoe maker was a? delight. 1 as a man could be who wsa saved from starvation, although he wi? obliged to enter Into voluntary servitude. Ilis case was a terri ble commentary on that false philanthropy which in iq. different to the sufferings and destitution around us in iu overwhelming sympathy for the Southern slave-* pj,, lanUiropy which can see nothing nearer than Africa lbs difference In hta case was one of color?he was a poor, fret white man: freedom In bis caae moaning that he was froe to give hia labor for hia board, or free to starve, as be had no one to take care of him. Another tradesman applies for assistance, and the look of want that Is Impressed on hia face tella a tale of suffer ing that la more eiprsaslve than any tongue could utter. Mr Kelh?h asks him how long he lias been idle, to which he replies that It la now four months How many children has he, Is the next query, and the answer la three. Re can't go <ntn the workhouae, he must see that to s children are not left to starve. He has worked for them acd Hum bj his own hard labo', but thg times liave become bo bad?that is the great cause of his destitution, and bo, as he Mid, he has boon out of work for four long, weary mouths. "What trade are you?",Mr. Kolloch inquires. "I ao a boiler maker." "That ia, a rivetter," suggests the superintendent. "Yes, sir, a rivetter." He uow gave his address, and the superintendent pro mised the required assistant. A delicate looking man, about thirty yean of ago, now claimed the attention of Mr. Kolloch. He wm rospocta bly dressed, and looked inoro liko a person who had come to solicit aid for others instead of locking for charity for. himself and family. "What trade are you?'' is the inquiry. "A carpenter." "When were you last at workf" "About two months ago." ? "Dow long have you been in this cityt" "I have always lived here. I was born in Now York." "Who did you work forf" A satisfactory reply was given to this last Question, auJ having been t?ld that hta case would meet with at tention, he left the building. A circumstance occurred hero which, although not bearing uirccjly on the subject of this report, deserves to be mentioned. The public are probably not aware that Froall pox. is very prevalent in Now York just at this time, but such is the fact, and it is worse than at any period during the last twelvo years. This fact was brought out by the appearance of the olficial whoso duty it is to look after all cases of tho disease, and to have them removed as speedily as possible to tho small pox hospital on Black well's Island. The ease of th e poor shoemaker who was sent to the workhouse at bis own request found its parallel in that which now came before the Superlutondeut. It was that of a man w ho cauio for a permit to see his wife, who bad been, to use tho common phrase, "sent up" on a charge of vagrancy. But how did she come to be sent up' The question can he answered in a very lew words. The husband had been enabled to procure work lr\ho country for two months, and had left his wife behind him until such time as ho could send her some money* During his absence, however, sho was sent up as a va grant, that is, as a porson without any means of support, und he now applied for a ticket to see her and tak? her out. Probably, as tho Superintendent suggested, she had changed her name, for it Is in such a way that the respect able poor try to escape the disgrace which in these days of micguidod bcnovolence attache:) to poverty, while tho country Is convulsed us with tho throes of an earthquake by tho slavery question. It would bo a tedious task to go over all the cases which cam*' before the Superintendent during our visit of an hour, or to relate the saddening details that were crowded into that short time. Whilo we were present there were, however, two other men who applied to be sent to the workhouse?two moro Northern slaves. Their application was also granted, and they wont off satis'-ied. Amot.g the appli> ants was a harness maker, whoro trade has Buffered severely from the depression of business. He has a wife and two children, the wife being sick. Then thete was a long array of poor women, some with out, but the greater part of them with families. Some times the children themselves came, the mother being confined to her bod by sickness; and so Uiey came and went, one after anothtr, each with tholr own brief state ment* of distross ami suffering. In conclusion, we may state that at the ma ting of the Commissioners of Chari ties and |Coircction, held on Thursday last, the number reported as having been sent to tho institutkms under their charge was one thousand nine hundred and lour. Misprision of Treason. IMPORTANT ACTION OF TUK OMAN I) JtrUY?THK UK 8DI.T OK JUMJK KMAI.l.KY'ti I MAKHK?FlUltilJ WIT mm BKKOrtF. T1IK ORANP JURY. The Orand Jury, to whom Judge Smalley mid*' his famous charge on tho subject of treason, are busily iuvoh turatiig the matter. Tho origin of the Judge's charge appears to be a* follows:? I On the 13ib of December last the following advertise ment wik< inserted in tho columns of the Herald by Mr. KerTigan, Congressman elect, whi>h at tho time caused some f *cit< mcnt. a* it was supposed tbat au organization was oa foot to support the Southern States iu case of a revolnt ion in the couiiti y:? ArrrimoK'?The captains of all the volun eer compv nies in the citj of New York are requested to send a com munication to the understand, at No. 7t Hottilmt, stating the name of the company aud the number of m<?n under their command, for the puiposo of iHirfi-ctiug a military organization to protect ih? municl|>al rights of !Le city and the constitutional rights of the citizens of ihe country, in the event of a revolution in the country. Furtliei particulars will be given in reply to thocomtnu nit at ions. JAMES E. KKKItlUA.V. This, accordirg to the chargo of Judge Small?)*, of the Cn'ted t-tates Circuit Court, delivered to the (irund Jury on the 14th of January, 1861, is treason; and at once rutnor spread through the city that warrants hud been 'ssued for the arrest of James K. Kerrigan,aud that ha was to be arn 'te?i l>y the federal oilioers ou tho grave chnrre of being a traitor to bis country. Mr. Kerri gan himself placed a strong reliance in tho rumor, and expected that he would bo seized at any moment. &>ch was not the case, however, the Grand Jury having found no indictment: but being satisfied with bringing Mr. Kerrigan before them to testify as to his know ln!ge of any such movement, and to other things, which, of course, are of a private nature. The Grand Jury have gone even further, and have ex amined other |<ariicH as to their knowledge of treasonable transitions. Among these were John A. Kenned) , the pre<urt Superintendent of Police. Mr. lloey, a gentleman in the employ of tho Adams Kxpresa Cotn l?atiy. Mr Haiard, aaid to be connected with one of the New York dailies, and some others, who all swore as to (heir ignorance of any treasonable project being In exist ence. and particularly of the volunteer movement alluded to above. The gentl< tnen who comprise the tlrand Jury appear deti rmined to sift the matter thoroughly, and if anv one .* to blame to bring him forth aud make him an swer at the bar of justice for his acts, and to try him by an impartial jury of bis country men. As an evidence of this, seveial fre.-li witnesses* have been order <d to appear before them, and give all the information that :h< y ma., he able to impart. Among them are several gontl'-men ronnected with the press of this city, and I'atilel f. Tii mann, ex Mayor. It is suppoeed these per sons will be able, from their knowledge and experience, to give valuable information. The names of the g-ntlemer. acting as grand jurors on this occasion are as follows ? FdwardM. Yoking. Foreman; A. A. Peterson, ti rdca W. Uurnharn, Charles Partridge, in Berp, Joel B. Post, Edward M Hanks, Stephen Philbin, James B. Breusing, Robert W Rodman, t-. muel N Ixid^e, 8. H St John, Fly I?ex?er, Unatlian Thome, T. H. hlholt, Ramuei F. Williams, Mot timer W. Hamilton. Robert J. Woodward, Ilenr) V. W ll>slop, William Wright, Urcsluim I/>cVwood, Thomas S Young. John N. oleott, Arrival of the Nlrsnmhlp Marlon. < OffDtTtOM OF AFK AIM ?> WIMMOI UOW* OF I'KKK WKOIOES rROM lOTTII CAROLINA?INTEN TION OF A COLORKII riL<?T -**N AMD PROVISION* IN FOIlT Ht'MTBlt. T1i< steamship Marion, Captalu Adklns. arrived in this cit> early yesterday morning from Charleston, which l< rl she left on Wednesday. When Captain Whit.ngearns or. to New York, alter the vessel was sein d by th<> Sooth Carolina authority , Captain Adkitut was tb<*R pined In command, ate' it is somewhat d' ubtful that Captain lilting will bo rertored to his former position as com minder , at leist for the present. The Marlon brings a cargo of rice and cotton. She had forty.three cabin past-*'tigers and thirty six deck pas-engers, making seventy-nine iu all. Charleston I* represented to t>e still lu a perfect state of excitement. Although the state of feeling there has been somewhat magnified. From every portion of the State volunteers have rums down to the seaport city, and niuro continue to arrive even from the extreme upper diatri< ts so that, to a cer tain extent, all the white male population is centred In Charleston. The streets of the city are alive with mill tary movements: the present generation of her young men have been reared amidst a growing destre for thorough military organization, and recent exonts have aroused to Its highest point the martial spirit of the Commonwealth. The prevailing excitement has had con liderable cfltrt in the depression of busiin**, and I si me Northern residents who have been engaged In I trad' and many working people are leaving the State, Ftmr ladies were among the cabin passengers. tt was tha intention of the South (fcroliaian authori ties to transform il?p Mar inn into a viasel of-war Imme diatel) after rhe was r?w-d t,y the order of tl?e <iovi>r nor indeed, preparr1 k*a were already commeaoi-d be ! Tote she was rellmtuisn-d, considerable sawing had been d-?e on deek to make pi*-,., for lt? RunM the order came to n?t*t>d op,rM?4Mlj p,.r j mit th vessel to reautne I,*, re(,,llRf ,r|fW tMwceo New Utk and Cktrlcston. It was found that fciio ?u unsuitable for a wa /easel, and that la the rea son assigned for her return to toe owners Five or six famlliea of free colored people?making in all twenty-fire persona?are also among the passengers of the liar ton. It was dangerous for them to remain much longer In the State. The free colored people are looked upon as little less thau enemies by the 8outh Carolinians; and many who have the means, like those who arrived here yesterday, have resolved upon leaving the State. In examining the 1st of colored passengers before the Marion loft the wharf, a free co lored man named Uraddeck, who is said to be one of the most experienced pilots of the port of Charleston, was found to be on heard. Numerous rumors about his com ing North to render his services to the national govern ment were immediately circulated, and he was Ordered ashore and compelled to remain in the State. On the Utb inst. eight laborers received their wages and left Fort Sumter, where they had been working since Major Andersoe evacuated Fort Moultrie. Four of them remained iu Charleston and four came on to New York in the Marion. One of them states that all the pro visions in the Utter fort, sufficient, be thought, to last a hundred men for several months, were brought by Major Ander-on to Fort Buiriter. There are now about ninety seven men, ftll told, in Fort Sumter, twenty-five of whom lire laborers. Abundant provisions to feed all hands for at least two months are ropresentod to be in the fort. There is a scarcity of fuel, however, but, wben tbe regular supply is exhausted, there is con siderable woodwork in tbe fort which might ho burned if it should become necessary to use it. All the military men in tbe fort are in fine spirits, and (very man is di - lermined to stand b> his poHt and the federal government One of those four working men was upon the ramparts, he says, when the Star of the West approached the har bor of Chariot-ton. Major Anderson, not having been ap prized of lier coming, was ignorant, of course, of her design; aid when she was bred at there whs considereble speculation among the men in Fort Sumpter as to what the tiring was about. One of the Lieutenants was desirous of opening Are an the gunners on Morris island in return, but Major Anderson counselled {?alienee, and would not commit any act of hostility with out a perfect understanding of what ho should open bis guns upon tbe South Carolinians for. When tho report of the guns from Morris Island j^ore board, every ono in Fort Sumter was astir and roady for tho performance of his duty, but Major Anderson prudently wisbod to proceed with cautior, and would not permit a return of the fire. His porplcxity was considerably relieved when ho saw tho Star of the Wost reverse her course and pro ceed Otfain to sea. Thr Cbambrr of Comment on the Crista* A meeting of citizcns was hold yesterday, at tho rooms of the Chamber of Commerce, pursuant to the following call :? , Nkw York Jan. 17,1861. Sir?A mooting of a few gent lemon who aro favorable to a settlement of our national (Utlieulties substantially on the basis recommended by tho .Senators and repre sentatives 111 Congress from the border states, will be held to-morrow, Friday, the lftth Inst., at twelve o'clock, at the roomB of the Chamber of Commerce, No. 63 Wil liam stri et. Vou are respectfully requested to b? present. 1'eletiah I'erit, Kdwtn Hoyt, A. A. l/'W, James Harper, H. A. Smyth*, Simeon Baldwin, Royal Phelps, William A. Booth, F. S. I-athrop. On motion of F. S. Litmtop, Ksq., Wra. A. Booth, Esq., was called to the cuair, and Mr. Simeon Baldwin wu chosen Secretary. The CtMmMAX, in a brief manuor, stated the object of the meeting, as set forth in the abovo call, and invited suggestions from the gentlemen present. " Whereupon F. 8. Lathkop Ksq., offered the follow ing as a memorial to Congress, and moved its adoption by tbe meeting, which, after a brief discussion, was almost unanimously approved and adopted. The memorial is as follows:? Tl> TUK SKNATK A*t> HOW OK RKIMISSKVTATIVKH or Tit* Uhitsd Statiw or Am kmc a, in Oomuhm:? The memorial of the subscribers, citizens of tho Stale of New York, respectfully sboweth:? That, while sharing in common with our fellow citizens, the general solicitude at the dangers which arc now threatening the peace ?jid unity of our country, they de sire to give their urgent and emphatic expression ot tho necessity which seems to exist for mutual conciliation and compromise, and without discussion us to tho merits of the various questions at issue, believing that tho per petuity ot the union ot these Vnited States as one nation, is of vastly more irapor tan< e than the establishment or rejection of tills or that subject of controversy, and that thi" pi opie < f the North will approve of the general on line of tbe plan of eompromiso agreed upon by tho iterators and Represent ttives of (ho Border States:? Your memorialists bnmbly pray that such measures may be speedily adopted by Congrsss for the settlement of our preset t difficulties, us will embrace substantially the pl#n of compromise so recommended bj the repre sentatives of the border Stutis, and which thoy believe will restore tranquillity and poaee to our now distracted country. Th? following resolutions were then offered and unani mously adopted:? Resolved, Tliat a committee be appointed to circulate the foregoing memorial for signatures, and to havs the city, and as far as practicable the State, canv.uttod for tbat purpose. Resolved, That a committee of our most inti mntial cltizons, Irrespective of party, be appointed, with power 10 add to their number, to take charge of the memorial when signed and forward or present th same at Wush Ing ton, in such manner as they may deem m^st Judicious, using their influent* for the settlement of tho oxistlng national difficulties. Resolved, Tbat a copy of thlr call and the proceedings of this meeting bo forwarded to each of tho senators and Representatives ot this State In Congress, and aJ-o to each of the Senators and Representative* in our Sta'o legislature. The committee appointed by tho Chairman, on tho first resolution, consists of Simeon Baldwin, Nathaniel Snnds, Jacob Anthony, Jr., F. S. 1-athrop John R. Voor his, 1>. Hcnrv Hatght, Tboodoslus Bartow, Hugh Auchin clos. Samuel llall. Tlie committee ap|>ointod li) tho Chairman, on the second resolutioti. consists of A. A. low, l.utfier Bra dish, l'elftiali I'erit. I'etcrCooper, Wm. K. hodge, Henry A Smythe, Wm. II Asplnwall, Wm. A. Booth, E. K. Mor gsn, Hilwin H"vt, II C. Root, James Harper, Royal Phelps, Samuel I). ltabeoek. Wm W OeForsst, F. H. <;U llan, Heiirv A. Ilurlburt, Wilson G Hunt, Wuldon Pell. 'lAie meeting then adjourned WI1.1.IAM A. BOOTH, Chai :1111a Himi< >n Ham-WW, Secretary. The 11*11 1 p iKHin. TI1K BEST lit OF THK 8KASON?THK HKVT1R*' AT FKRCIATION OK IT?SNOW, 11AM. AM' KAIN?TUK CI.KAKMtS AT WORK. The ice in the Central I'ark ha< n?ivor hein, thi.- se?mn, Id *o good a condition an it was yesterday mcrniug. Tbo surface waF like "rtok in! glas^"?to Rtnooth an 1 yet eo pllppery. The olil m<>tto saj8, ''the early bird catcheth the wormso the early skater yesterds) had the floe ce The appearnnco of the sky did not bctoksn much fair weather, therefore but few of the flown town folks could be persuaded that pood skating did really exist, aad even win n told of it by reliable person-* they hesitated .ibout visiting the Park. One maa, who arrived at the pond ul>out two o'clock T. M , Mid, "had be known there bad been po<>d skating all the morning he would have been up earlier." "But," said a by stun.<er, ' the dags on the cars satd the b.?!l was up." ;,I kn< w that," answered t?ie gentleman "to they sad >>n Tuesday . and ?h?n I caino up the ball was down." Tims carh h,u> their Je cepUoo turned upon the heads of the city railroad maua gem. Hut twrj g'"d thm?c has an ending, aud fo did the good sk.iting of yesterday, for about two o'clock It began to fno* very heavily For a long time it made but little alteration in the action of the skaters; *nd one lad} said she "did uot mind the snow a? k>r>g a* she had good lee." Tliis lady was nearly the first one on the pond and about the Iw who left it. Th' snow lasted for over two hours, when It changed Into hall, aud lastly into ra.n. As amn as it bad erftsrd snow ing (our gang* of tnen?about a hundred?were at once set to work to Chan the pond?beriinlng atj^oth cad->. anil working towards the centre?all the time eagnrly watched t> the skaters. The sound of these scrapers poking 01 er the Ice resembled the noise of the soa at Itockawav At- soon as the SHOW was removed from about an *<:re ot tb? ice the Watchers jumped <n to the cleared spa' e almost like a pack ol wil t Indian-, and fckated ' for god lite." which Snowed plainly that -kul ngh.ui become one of o'.r Handing institutions?at least <4tu\v it I u<is (>ne gentleman, on being rem'ti trated wilhfor skating durir g the rain, uttered the following rh; m#e ? l*t it rain, hall, blow or *l<ow. 1 m goitig t>> skate whether wr no. And he kep. on till long after dusk, and was still skat ing wle n our r?i*irter left <>no |>our feiiuw was so di? appointed when It began to rain that hr ejaculated, " What with Providence and (hptain RMWlck, we can t get a skate no how." When asked for an explanation, he said ?' When It's tine Ren wick w?nts ttt to quit the pond so as to have It cleaned , nod when It is cleaned, Providence sends us either new or rain to spoil it again But I supple thore is no beipfor it " The police tried to convince the grum bl? r thai the peoj?le were kept off the ice onlv when it was neceenary, and Fometimee not even then, but the disappointed one could not be thus persuaded, and he went away muttering " It's too had " Horn.- portions of the edges or the ice wore very weak, and Many times gave way to the weight of even lad lee who in their terror Immediately rushed towards term Jirma A rich scene emend yesterday belween a bov about n ne roars of ago and one of tbo Park keopi-rs The boy wv skating, and nt the Fame time smoking a pipe about nine In thee long. The keeper said he h?d better take the pipe out of his mouth while skating, clre If he fell he might hurt himself. 41 Hhan't do it," said the bor '? Tn<n,'' ssld the officer, " I shall remove you from the Ice." " I'll go off the ire. then," said the boy , " but I won't give up my pipe. It's darned harn a man can't smoke on his own Park. What do we pay tazefl for, ehf" And so the boy left grumbling. The number of persons wh> entared the Park ynstar <Jay wi re about ten thousand, ov*r one half of whn*n vis ited the poad About s hundred of the latter were ladle* Tlie fate keepers' returns up to three o'clock P M showed over wen thousand persons bad <jotor<?d by the gate. MILITARY AFFAIRS. Kundferd'l Offer?How ft la He ed v id b) (he First Dlrlilon-KeilgB* tluut of Officers??I?Uer?*ttim Coanul* rations, &r. The iJl timed and unauthorized U-nuor the services of the First division to the Governor of the .tale, lo subserve the [Kjlitical ends of an obnoxious party, con tinues to excite the disgust of the whole division. The wholo thiii* is looked upon as a piece of bombast, made public for the purpose of creating notoriety and for private ends. It has had the effect, for the time being, of destroying the esprit du oorpi of the division, to create which cost the immediato regi mental officers immense labor and talent, and to which the Major (ieoeral of tho First division contributed noth ing, but rather has been an incubus upon all feasible measure* to increase tho efficiency of our citizon soldiers. Alroady we learn of several resignations in the division, and among them we notice that of Captain Mansllcld Ijovell, of the City Guard, whoso valuable services to the division, in tho introduction of tho adaptation of our oity troops to harbor defence, havo been of incalculable value. Captain lx>voll is a gradu ate of West Point, and for fifteen yoars was actively on gaged ui the artillery arm of the United States army. During tho war with Mexico he was Adjutant General to General John A. Quitman, aud at the capture of tile city of Mexico was wounded. We continue to receive communications from our readers expressing their disgust at General Sandford's untimely communication to Governor Morgan. A more maiked exhibit of disgust, however, is contained in a handbill conspicuously posted over the city yesterday, him of which the following is a copy:? i TO TUB 1'BOl'LB ? i or THK f CITY AND COUNTY OF NEW YORK. \<ju have i i-fii, by a late resolution of the > REPUBLICAN LEGISLATURE AT ALBANY, J A determination on th? part of i OUR RULERS J TO COERCE THIS STATE I INTO A HOSTILE MILITARY ATTITUDE I i You have seen al?o the report of the Adjutant Oensral i aud the tender of tbo New York division to the t Oovernment by that milltarr ixiplnjay, i GENERAL SANDKORD. >

But (to not be led into a Ialse position by the wire- j puller* of that set of f iiialic* who have brought > )? the present evils upon the country. { ? NEW YORK NEEDS NO PROTECTION, > > And ahe will not anoint to plant a J MILITARY DESPOTISM IN TllK SOU I II. ; 5 All the South asks Is the rights of her citizens In the J 'Territoiies, mid the fullrmeut of i THE CONSTITUTION AS IT IS i i It Is time the people should move in th'i mat'.er, i i NOT THE POLITICIAN'!* { , Let uf have a State Convention: take the vote of the J | people upon the great question, \> hetber a sectional party 5 shall govern all the States and all the 1 erritorien bv th'e ? > bayonet, or whether all citizens of this great republic are ? t t? enjoy r.|tm! right*. J The iki-uo in fairly before us. and if there is to be a civil J I war between the Noith and the South, let the Empire I ( State at le>ifl affirm herV>osition with dignity, nut by her > > reprvseuli.lhe.x, but by 7 X THE PEOPLE A1 l.AtOE * TO TIIK KDITOR 01- I'HK IlKlt A1.I>. Nkw York, Jan. 17, 18<$1 T tee tliat til > Major General of the First division ha., tendered the services of the division to the Goveiuor, end hiH Excellency to the "resident I should like t<> know bv what authority it lias been douo Have the officers and privat) s of the division been consulted ? If M, and the offer is accepted, is the Major General, or any ortho Brigade Generals, comprint for such command r I think not. Are the extraordinary military talents dis plumed at the I'rlnce of Wales'reception by our worthy officers to be considered as a criterion of their competen- ? cy r Please give us your opinion in regard to the above queries. AN OLD SOLPIBR. TO TIIK KIKTOll OF TIIK IIXR \LD. Nkw York, Jan 18, Hffil On Thursday the whole city w is in commotiou. whon the papers came out with Geueral Handford's offer of the Fi??t division to Governor Morgan for a' y emergency required. The Iribun'. in particular shows up the divi- [ sion, with its sixteen regi. leuts and 7,000 men now on i the roster, with its reserve of 8 COO??? who would flock to our standard" in ease of emergency. '?This," says the Triit/nr, "shows thrt right spirit in the i igh't quar ter" and thir division '-can bo relied on to uphold th? I nion, the constitution and the enforcement of the laws.'' Now, as a membor of the aforesaid'-First divi sten," I have no objection to the Ti-iliunt giving any in formation it mn> choose about its efficiency, its numbers ami tts reliability in upholding the I'nion, the constitu ti* n nod the laws; but I do object to bringing up the division belore the public at thif time, an<i in the manner in which it does, ostensibly for the purpose of intiimda tion to the South, and undor circumstance* that would lead all thone south of Mtaon and Otxon's liue to thiuk that we we mixed up in the political affairs of ou. State, and are ready to back up our present State gov ernment In any of their schemes for forcing eveu at the |*>iut of the bay onet?their ideas of human freedom npou those who refuse to accept them Our Legislature have done enough, tor the_\ have already committed the people (and without their consent) of this State to their policy of coercion. I say coerckn, because it is nothing elSv; and if the leaders of the republican party think they am going toliighten the South into submission, by a show of regiments and divisions at the North, thu will find themselves mistaken They count without their ho ;t The) are blind fools or knaves. They do not repre sent the pe<iple at all. It is all platform and partv (tad i ver) l'l-i k party, too). Now I protest against thi- dragging inti the field of ptilitlcs our uniformed regiments and divisions Our otlic r? have no business to commit us to the policy of tiny political p.nty?and to denv the fact that they have committed us to such a potic'\ is to deny the truth There is plenty of time to call upon the military when there is "Invasion" or < rebellion,' and there is plentj of time to offer ih* First division when tri.ofs arc culled for by our governmont to up hold the Union, the constitution and the laws There is no getting over the fact that the present excitement is political, and let the political leaders settle it You know, a.-. editor, that the great tnaoses of the people of this country have been led into a falso position bv these leal ing part) paper" You know, also, that the people can be heard from only at the briot box You know that the political loaders after getting Into power, as they have, by humbugging the t>eopie, now refuse to let the people sett - the gr<-*t question at Ifsus The republican leaders to day dare not submit Cr'ttendnn'a compromise to the people N< t they?for they well kuow tha*. tf thfv do the people will accept It at ouce Instead of rendering unto the people of these ouce t"lilted Statis what belongi to then they think here at the North that by making a show of regiments and divi sions they can scare a pari of the people into submission tr> their Ideas to iV.eir platform and their principles. If the Hoard of Officers of '.he First division would at tend to their own business they would be doing what every man ought to do: but when they go entirely out of their sphere, and dabble in politics, and commit the rank and file to the )>oltc* of a jwlltlcal party, they will find thut tho rank and Qle w'll object to their doin," an\ such thing. If General Scott is short of men and wants theFirft division for any psrposp o'her the political, he can get them at any time?"to uphold the Union, the constitution and tho lawa." When he w ants them he will no doubl inform Governor Morgan of the fact ANOTHER OF THE ITRSr mVtsrOV TO Tag KDITOR 01" TIIS IIKRALD. Nkw York. Jan. IS. 1861 I olter.-o w th pride that the Frst division have speken their views through you in regard to our present difficul ties, and, as n man being tn authority, hasten to add my help lo let the peopla of New York know the true feeling of a large majority of tho regimenH of this city. Geueral Sandford, it appears, has had the shortslght vlness to offer the services- of the First division to Governor Morgan, for us to take a pleasant l.ttl i trip South and engage in the pleasant past me of cutting our white brothers' throats or having our own rut Instead and for wlut' Why to glorify the republican party, to emancipate a lot of niggers (whom not one of us cares a cent about), and to take the grand and final mode of crushing this glorious republic And what has lie done thus far? Because he knows tho * wot d hangs over his own neck, he knows wo nre now in every armory signing the petition to romove him and other idiots from office, because he thinly by this s'ep to curry favor, so thut he can retain bis posl tion as general of the division I?t him go on I-et him ordor out his vaunted seven thousmd men (which we have not got), and sec how many will resiiond I am certain that t ot two hundred men oould be found in the First division to go under bis command anywhere, or for au\ purp-M", :uid, moreover, the men of the First division belu-v# that thu infernal political trouble will uever bo settled by force, but bv conclllatkn 'A COMMANDING OFFICER In the First division N Y 8 M TO TIIK B TUTOR OP Till It Kit At.t>. I have a question or so to propound lo our great war rio* Why did you let indiscretion Instead of "discre tion' govorn you when ;ou sought to make a little pel!. tlcal capital by propitiating the legislature into giving you a life lease In the Major Generalship of the First division: You know the resolution which passed the Board of Officers amended, leaving it discretionary with you the tendering of the division to the Governor. The Hoard thought yon luul arrived at years of "discretion " and intrusted you with power whiob the sequel shows never should have been accorded you, the "power" was provi sional. You subject yourself to a similar rebuke given to the late Gen Morton , jour predecessor, who tendered his di vision uncalled for In the time of the nullification dlffienl tlee, ?heaHouthOarollna, through It* officer* and citl rena the HUte, threatened to cat "his etrs"(not years) off, sho?ld he adventure on their soil The General should have waited fer the Governor to make hu requt sltlen, and give volunteers a chance for a splurge Beerb er, Greeley, (lieever, IVendergaat. %4 arnvt omnt, would have been on hi?n<t the> are spoiling for a fight, where is Ooi. Uombastes Fur-oeo Webbf (Jount him In ONK OF THK STAFF Of tho Seventh regiment Otrn Ai.savr cr?rc*F.*roNr fvc * Ar.nasr, Jan 17, ISO! 7V Mxlvtom of fV fttnU?ritfi fm a Nihil* />ie He*i?Of?ral lanrffmt'i Military Qfmnf to (Jwm*r .Hair tttiitiry Omyvnlur. ~7bc Many Coeit tijvil Me llrtlh, rfc VT'deficit Townaeod, Fsq our late Adjutant Genera! of the New York Slate mlllt s, In view of tho "military cgi. geeciM" of U?i3 SUte llkoly to ojcu.' from the threatening aspect of the present disturbed etal* or the Union, pub lishoe a car J, and naively asks, " Are wo ready to furnish aidt" Ho bivb " we have the besi militia force in the Union, admirably arranged for local defence, but not well adapted for ocreative purposes " Ho says its ejprit u ex cellonl and its discipline good, but it is doiicient in tlie matter of erti etive weapons and tho material of war. To meet the possible call of the Tresident, and, at the same tune, to place the State of New York on the i>ropcr war footing for its defence ag -Inst any a ad every warlike con tingency, tho ex Adjutant General recommends tint "the regiments of the present organised militia should be in creased by volunteers to the war complement of sixteen regiments to each division, and each regiment to be in creased to one thousand men in force, making a home re serve force of 128,000 men " He continues:?"Then let there be organized a mobile division, in addition to tho eight other local divisions, of 16,000 men, comprising twelve rogimeiij of'nfai.try and rifle3, three regiments of cavalry and one of artillery of twelve ba'terlos." Major General Sand ford conveys to Oovernor Morgan? his Commander-in-Chiet?the unanimous revolution passed by the Council of War?the Hoard of <'Ulcers of tho First division of the .State militia?tendering tho Her vices of a ready made corpt d'annee, the whole First division, '-which the present omorgeny may require " Genera1 Sawiford informs the Com mander-in-Chief? although his emmonco has tho military bureau at hi* elbows absolutely within tho Capitol, to give the negative to the tti-teuient?that tho uniformed militia of this division, now ??nrollod, amounts to upwards of eighty live thou-and men?o "buckrum," no doubt Of tli<se he says a large number are men v. ho have served their seven year-. iU various regiments of this the First division, aid "who are liablo to be called into service iu case of Insurrection aucl Invasion." Tho main beauty in General ?;.? ilford's military oilVriug to the Oomnoaudcr-iii-Cbief is tuu State constitutional saving clause General Sanlford says.?"in case tho Uuitod States governmert should hnd it n.-oessary to withdraw the residue of ti e United SUt<v troops from the harbor of Kew York for the Southern tort ideations," General Snndford could detail?but not rotail?a "suiil 0lent foi ce t<isupply their places in t wouty-iourhours, an 1 could replace ?hem Trow time to time aa lotg as might bo ne<'?*-ary." Governor Morgan, the Commander l:i (Tiief of our army aud navy, with tho military dignity aud condescension of h.s high position, with military ^graeiousiiess "accepts" the ? promptneaa with which the ollicers and men throughout Lave re sponded"?not to his superior orders, which have not been issued, but "to the call," not yet made, to their patriotism; nor his the President asked New York for soldiers to replace United Nu.tes troops. That wonderful volunteer condeusing military know ledge box, the New Yozk Slate Military Convention, now holding its anneal sittings under the very no?oi? of tho Commander in Chief and hm military bureau, recommend the purchase of 60,000 atandjof muskets. 25,000 rules, 6,000 pistols aud 6,000 sabres. All this fuss and feather action Is premature. unnecessary and unwise, ,nd above all it is very ridiculous. What right have General Sar i ford and his" militao council of war (the Hoard of ollicers under his command) to otfer the First division to their Cemrnander-ln-Chief "to meet what the pr-sent emer gency nia> require',' General Sand:'ord. like the hum blest man m the militia, is subject to thoordi-rs of his superiors It was for the Commander-la-Chief to judge and decide the disposition of the State forces should an "emergency " require their services. What right had tho C ommander in-Cilil'f to "accept" the services of those he has th>- right and authority to command f Is this the illustration of the lat'1 Adjutant General Townsend's boosted discipline of our militia? Suppose General Foot I held a council of w..r with his subordinate ollicers, and through him they were "unanimosly" to odor to place the f.crvices of the Unit"d States troops at tue disposal ol the 1'resideLt. Wha' '<lnd ol discipline or military knowledge of his and their position in their relation to th"ir military duties would 8urh actions display? There i? an old trite saying, " Too many cooks sooil the broth." Thus has it ever been in the fuss and feather action of our State militia. We hnveah ays toomuuy military oooka who are constantly sailing and peppering and adding all sorts of condiments?regardless of their alllnity?and changes to our militia laws. Whatever change is offered for the benefit of the militia?i e , tho subaltern ollicers and ruik aud (He, it is always opposed by the superior par ex ?rlltnce ofllcers. and whatever change this class of ollicers by their iuCuence have obtained lor themselves. It has dctJrioated the spirit and military eiliciency of tho or ganized militia. llie State of New York needs no extra coat of varnish; no additiOLal tinsel from pseudo Geat-rals to give an ad ventitious false iiistre to her military itatut, her military prowess, her military proclivUns or her military capa city and ca|-abilitl?s. Her military antecedents in tho vinv of the He vol iu ion, lt>12. and the Mexican conquest, Lave established the great share of her military deeds. TLero is no necessity for all tho tuss-and featbir recommendation to arm 150,000 militia as a coips Je rum*. There iB no necessity to call out and arm a body of men, 'according to law," to defend the constitution and tho Integrity of our Union By the time they were equipped, organized, trained and in marching condition, with the necessary commissariat complete, and the unnecessary countless millions of dollars uselessly frittered (appro prated) away, the 1'aion will bo entirely lo.-t or com pletely sale. V'ht u the State requires soldiers for the purpose of de fending the cons': tut ion and the unity of the Uulon, lit t..e Governor, in his civil, gubernatoria' and military ca pacity as vVimmn-der in-Chief, make a call upon' the citizens of the Slate to volunteer their services; and where c ae ? jiky man. tern from his family and his b-uji ne-a left to ruii. would appear, tlfty volunteer spirits, with light hearts and thin breech s, would respond to ho cail. Apar* from all this, the State of Now Vork is not threatened i y any :t <rnal or internal foe within her borders. The State of New York holds a proud position, ft 'S well populated; it is rich. Its people are sub stantial and Btalwart iu heart, and they aro brave in action. Its Etubility am! its military dignity needs no fir/zy extraneous show of its ml'ltary* prowess aud capa city. When the State of New York" requires soldiers it will -i?'ak, nnd soldiers will roluntoer, not to go into cover of harmless batteries in our haibor, but into the field t< ti>.-* t for the houo', the character and th cd.gnity of the fnp restate. Tli - tourt Martial of Col. Corcoran. The Court Martial of Ool. Corcoran vrxa continued yes terday f ? ring, at tho Division Armory. The court roeta was, as before, tlironge i bj a crowd of spectators. After the icadiDg of the minutes, Mr O Gorman, the couusel for tho accused, roio and Mid, that tu the carl} stage* of the trial the lofcadant had taken exception t> the manner in which the ail'gat ions were sst .'ortb, uafnurh as it wa? not partlMarlj spec lac of what the occuset' was changed. He (the accused) was willing, in order to economize time, to admit certain fart* If he knew the line of tho prosecution. The Judge A dvocate sal? he w ?;ild coi tine himself to proTui;: the fact that t^o aocused had not promulgated the orders for the ;>aridi of the raiment, in support of the i h,v ?e of diHol>t>.lto"ce '?f order? Mr OlttimtB then, o<i bclialf of tho accused. admitt*! that su.-h ordeiH hi.d not been promulgated by Colonel Corcoran Tho Dimes of iJenerai Pall end Ciptn'n Van H iren wero tlir>n called, but no reepouae wo* received. Mr O'Uorman desired t > know if tho proaecetlon In tended to produce evii'onoe in h ipnort of mil iary cus tom regarding the pari*)* of the rlrst dlviatoa, and if m, would object on tho ground that the overruling of tho plea in oar Lad put an ond to an> consideration of sucli custom. Ibn J .ilgn Advo, \le suggef'ed thit th<j questions might b< framed in snob a manner as not to leave them oix n to ottfe'tioa snd that the eouim-1 should postpone the c;?r<.deration of the matter until the witnesses were on the fciand. The Court then a<ijourned until Monday u^xt, at half pest four o'clock P. K fearrogr.te'e OHire. 8efur?Kd wardC Wet?, Surrogate. WILL OF MM. BLANKMAN. The interest in this case i* evinced by the large atten dance ji court wbentver It C' mes up. Mr Bolton wu re <l;i eetlj examaed yesterday b> Jtho proponent's coun sel, and testified that he was In the habit of drawing up doc .mi ntn for 'he testatrix thn* she was never visited to his knowledge for > oars by any of b? r relative* or tho contestants of the will; and that she spoke of them with disliko 1 bo proponent's co insei reeled his cue. and t'ue <out -iianta' counsel unprepan I tci|go oa, th< case wu annul adjourned Bnrnlnf of the Atkland Collegiate In itHatti A cone-pendent at Ashland. Greene county, X Y, under data of January 18. writes a* follow* ? Tlio buildings of the Atluand Oollegiate Institute wero yesterday entirely consumed by Ore The fire broke out at twelve o'clock M., while tho student* were at dlnnor. A sceco of ruin at.d devastation followed, and in 1?<m than two hours this beautiful structure was entirely con suitied Professors and xtudont* behaved heroically, and, by cxtrnordlnar) exertion all escaped w ithout serious injury The firo deprived many of the students oT a por tion o' their honks and clothing. The philosophical ap paritus of the Institute was entire^ destroyed, as well its ober valuable articles belonging to the school. The ?'I lager* are Tory hospitably entertaining tho students, and i ndcavortng to make everything as pleasant as pos s .>) - tor them in this their hour of calamity. Hew* from Liberia. By the arrival of the bark Mondl, Captain Mcfntyre, we have advices from Monrovia to December 3 The Legialature was about to convene. Severs! matters of great importance were under consideration, atneng which was the negotiating of a treaty with Hayti, the recaptured African question, and the relations of the government with the American Colonisation Society; the alteration of the tariff, and confining of all vessels en gaged in foreign trade to porta of entry. There is a demand for several more sugar mills on the St Paul river, on account of the increased amount of cane planted The crop bids fair to be double that of any pre vious yetfr Tbe l otalng Presidential election excite* i.ons.deruble interest A strong desire hai been expressed h$ many of the friends of ex President Roberts ta reanaMaate him Tlie contest will probably be between him aud tbspruieut inrumhent, Hon Htepheo A Benson. I'reiwrations are being made for holding th? natUnal fair this year at Plnol. Tnnmim Bpoiim n? Jaittahv ?At Hertford, or Wedne* da' , they had a drenching storm of rain, with >lvl4 Isslies of lightning and Iwevf peal* tUuader. Th llowrrj Pfurdtr Case. CONTINUATION OK TJIK COKONKK's IN'yUh'HT ?BTI* UKNl'B OF (iKOtUiS T. BUSH, H. 8. HHIMBUKU, OliAHLi-b LINO, CHAKLBb BLA1K, U1L1JBHT MAO* UCKK, 1'STKit IIaKKIH, THOMAK CABTBB, bl> W AHB fil'-lf. NINO AND JOfcjKr'.l oUKKIKAN. The inquiwt in the case of John Seitou? who *u mnr d.rcd in the Ifcwer) , uear Kivington street, on Sunday evening, under somcwhAt mysteriouscircuiintonces? waa resumed yesterday afternoon at the Seventeenth precinct station house by Oortaer Schirmer. The evidenoe wm quite voluminous and tolerably interesting, but it aflordel little or no clue to the perpetrator of tlie murder. It id not probable now that tho assaMins will ever be dis covered?judging from tho aucceM which at present at tends the efforts of the police. The following is a report of the testimony taken yesterday: Geo. T. Bush, being duly sworn, deposed as follows I reside at No -JW Bowery; I keep a confectionery store at the above number; about seven o'clock on Sunday eve ning a .nan tamo in*o the store and bought half pound or candy; my sister waited upon him; he thon went oat snd in a short while afterwai d? my sister came up stairs tied told me that there was a drunki n man throwing can dies into the store; 1 came down, and as I got into th* store 1 saw the man throwing candies into the store; my sister told me that I bad better clear him away; I started to do so when be threw another lot of pan dits ovur tho counter; at that moment a Mr. Winser came into tho store; when I got to the door I found that the man had left the tore, and was standing aeain&t an awning post; he waa tagger ing. and I stalled in search of an officer for the nrpoee <>r having himarreated; I could not Bud a po le, man ; w hen 1 got back to the store I found that the * man was quiet, ano as he did not seem disposed to make my further trouble I left him alone; Bonn tho man i tartod olf, and us I stood on tho stoop I could see him , oing down the Bowery as far a* Houston ttreat; he went ? 11 staggering as If hi* wa* drunk; he was pretty wel > reused. had a red colored moustache, and I ih'.uk lie wore n high crowned hat; previous to his throwing tho candies aiwrnt the store l?i wanted to kiss a little girl who wis t landing outside in Iront of the show window; he of fered ncr son;' candicB it she would allow him to kiss her, but she refused, and becoming fr.glii?n?d at his advances ran itto the store; 1 have no doubt but what this msn ' was the deceased John Sexton. 11. ajpehumburg, being duly sworn, says ?I lire at Ne. 333 Howery;! am a clerk in a grocery store at the above j number, ou Sunday evt niug al>out 7 o'clock,as-( was pars ing down the Howery, ln-twcen Stanton and Kivington I streets, I discovered a man lying upon the sidewalk 1 ! stooped down to see what was the matter, when 1 saw i blood on his shirt and pants, two young men stood noir him, and one of them said deceased was a Frenchman, who was to speak Kngllsh we raised him from the sidewalk and brought him over to the stoop of Mr. Carter's houne; a policeman thon came along and, lighting a match, looked into tuo man's face; the man was alive when llirstsawhtm ho watt breathing, but he could not speak a word; ho was alivo when the policeman camo up, but did not speak- I ' 1 could perceive a s'rong smell of brandy when I raised him from the ground, and from that I should say ha had | be< n drinking; I assisted the policeman to place him in a wagon, aud then went on down the Bowery; I know n< thing further about the ullair. Charles Mug deposed tliat he resided at No. 4.13 Fourth street, keeps a liquor store,comer ol Bowery and Kiving ton street; I was in the store on Sunday evening last ? tbero were several peisons present, among whom were Han-el Pempsey, Kobert l ynch, Abraham Boyee and George Swift; I recolltct a man coming into my store in toxicated, and my putting him out; I did not see two nea running into my store about seven o'clock that evening? It must bavo been near eight o'elock when this stranger come to m> store; I cauld not give a good description of the man, as tho gas was down and the store wits Poorly lighted; I had no difficulty witb tho man 1 was going to r>hut up when he came, and refused to give him anything to drink; I told hlta that ho bad enui gb, utd closed the door upon him: I don't think this man had any hair upon his face; tho men whoso names I have mentioned were all sitting in the store at the time tho stranger came, and saw me putting him out; I do not usually shut up so early in tho evenings, but it being a stormy night aud the gas being marly froze out, I thought I would close the placo and get my supper; I came back again at half past nino o'clock and opened tho store again; I did not hear of tha murder until half post twelve o'clock that nigut; tbo man I put out of my st'-re had "n dark clothes an I a hat, I could n' t tav whether he ba 1 a mustache or not. ' (harles <*!air, barkeeper for the pievious witness, tes tified that he attended bar in Mr. Ling's store ou Hunfav afternoon until two o'clock, after which h? left, and did not return to the atore again until next day; sr me nights the store is kept 0|wn all night, and oth^r nights we shuUup early; on Sunday ovi ning I bolieve Mr. Ling shut up the store to go t"> supper. Gilbert Macduff deposed that he resided at No. 34 Hivirgttn street, and was a caiman by occupation, on Sun day evening about hulf-post six or seven o'olotk, he met a man near ihe corner of Bowery aud Hlvington street, who a.-kcil him if he was one of the gaiig who waited to lick him. witness told tho man that he was not, and walked uway from hiin; walked down tho Bowery and went inte a Be gar store; while thoro saw the man leaning against an awning post, and then startup tho Bowery In the the direction of Rivlngton street; saw the man cross Kivington street on his way up the Bowery this man w.v about wilnebs' height, was stout built, luuf a light mustache, and w is dressed in dark clothes- Uo also stopped another man, but tho latter passed on with* out taking any njtlce of him; neves saw th? man boforo r since, should say be was very uiu:-b intoxicated as ho taggered s good deal. Peter Harris, of No *6 Forsyth street, deposed as fol ows:--On Sunday eve ng about seven o'clock, as I was passing down the Hotter. , between I.ind-muller's and Kivington stre?t, I saw a man lying on tho sidewalk; I aw two men picking him up, and saw that there was blood upon his )>erson, 1 went in search of an oiiicer an 1 get him to take the decea>ed to the station house. ? Thomas Carter, of No. U27 Bowery, deposed that on Sun lay evening, o?i his return from church, he learned hat a man had been fouud dead on his stoop, he went ta hurch about live minutes post seven o'cl >ck; and at that lime there was nothing on the sidewalk, to attract his at tention; saw no persons standing about the place; on my return from church I noticed tluit the corner liquor stori was shut, am. remarked to my wifo that it was quite un iiBuat for th" place to beclved: the morning following th* murder I examined the sidewalk in front of my house to see l! I could trace the blood anywhere, 1 found several spot? of blood on my stoop and tract d it to the adjoining stoop of Mr. Spinning from there I traced It half way to the corner, and there I lost truck of It; on Mr. Spinning's stoop I saw evidence of vomiting the blood. Edward spinning corroborated tho testimony of tha previous w'tr>eas as to hading marks of blood upon lite stoop and sidewalk. Jo*, ph Hioridan. residing at No. 467 Washington street, Uftitled as follows?1 am a butcher In occupation Jol.n Sexton, the deceased, boarded with me; ho had been IIv ing with me for six or eight weeks. I have known him for slxte< n years. hAvmg been brought up witb hiin in the Old Country ; he was a quarrelsome man when intoxicated I never had any difficulty with him except on the Saturday evening before he was murdered; on that oco% sun he stru.k me in the face without my giving hltn any provocation. I was at home nearly all day on Sunday, and <1 d not leave the block at all during the day or evenlnm I was not In company with deceased on Sunday, and know nothing whatever respecting thu tnauner in whieh he csme to his death. Ihe Inquest waa hero adjourned until nine o'clock on Thursda) morning text. Personal Intelligence. Hon . E F Johnson, of (Vmnectlcut; C. Vlbbard, of Al bxav ; W. Truiadale, of Texas; W. J. Green, of North Gar? Una K. P. Hoes, of Auburn, and D. Clark and wife, of Baltimore, wore among the arrivals at the SI. Nicholas Hotel yesterday. H. K BaMwln, of Kingston, K. Y.; F. If Owen, of Hart ford. M. A. MuMOa and wife of Bo?ton; F. S. Su1 linger, of l'litladc-lphia, Major K R. Bennett, of WaHbingtoB, D C , and John H. Hawv, of Buitiuioro, art stopping at tbe l-afarge Home. D. C Wood? of Philadelphia; Alexander R. Wood, of Baltimore; William T. Blow ahd Thomas Ryan, of St. Lens, A. F. W'aelcy, of .South Carolina; P. 0. Hasfcla aud Wili.juii H. Cariisoii, of California; ti. K llenry of Ohio, ao'l William B. Flake, of Buetoo, are stopptntt at tbe Metropolitan Hotel ?'m. J. Andrews, otie of the Douglas Presidential <?lect->rs, thus writes to Win. !>. Yancey:?I oc several oc casions in my spoechne mad? you the subject of abuse; since which lime, 1 ant frank to confess, that 1 deeply regret pursuing such a (toller. I will slao add further, that I allow of uo theory or Idea which you hare ever ndv?,at?d but what I now moht cordially approve of. You were more fareeeing than myself looking now, calmly and d*p:i?tsioratcljr, at your past re<ord as a Southern man. I moat heartily endorse and apnrorn It. 1 am henceforth and fprerermore a Yanfcey man, whoae patriotism I now r.garu as pure aa tbe "diamonds o< the Ue?ert." Ooreranr Andrew, of Mawsarhusetta was the recipient on Tburday of a small box, encioaed in brown paper, which ww brought from Baltimore by the Adanan Kx press Company , and was direr ted to "Tie Governor, Mas Mchusetta " <>n opening It, bis Excellency found that the box contained some two dozen Minnie rifle ba'ls, but not a word as to who bent them F^iwsrd Payton Weston, of llaitford, Conn., U to walk from Boat on to Washington, in payment of a bet loat by tbe election of l.lncoln Tba distance Is 470 milee, and the contract makes It Incumbent on Mr Weston ta pcrfoim his journey in ten days, and to arrive at the in auguration. He will leave the .'-tat" House In Boston at noon on the 22d day of February, and will be obliged t? walk forty w:\en milts a day until be reaches tbe capital. A man is to a^ compan) hitn In a carriage, to see that be fulfils hia agreement. Major Reynolds, I,', b. A. JTon I? M Morrell. United Hat'* Senator from Malue, succexaor to the Yiee I'resident, elect, tlapt. Stephen K. Boe, of West Point, Hon. .lamen Humphrey and family, A. W lAwrwnoe, A. T. Mcwart, H. Hilton, New York, are In Washington The Springfield Jbpwllic/m give* some reminiscence? of he Governors at Massachusetts To the time of Gover nor Andrew. Maaanchusatts has had twenty one t.overnora since the adoption of the constitution in 1TS0. whose term < f office ha# averaged four yeara, though latterly it ban shortened to three and a half Since 1896 there hare been ten Governors to the present, omitting art lag Go vernor Armstrong In 1HM Of those nine are living, Oor. Paris only baring deceased. Of the nine living, tier. Morton 1* tbe oldest, who has been termed Uie lucky Go vernor, from the peculiar manuer in which he came to office, llrst, In lSVft, by tlin deatti of Gov. Kustla; H'cond, in 1*40, by one majority In the popular vote; and third. In 1H44, by one majorltr In the legislature. I^rvl I mcoln tot the next oldeat, and held the olllce for nine yaara, tbe longest term. Uenrge N Briggs held the office aeren years, and no other wa* Governor more than four, an< tare of tb< m but one earh. Vbtltrri Btatra Cliralt 4 om t. Befoie Hon. Ju?ige Smaller. .Taw IB.?The Grand Jury thir morning presented aa indictment againet the crew of the alleged slai er Brnita The MMn of the Court was recerrod, on the motion te quash the indictment sgaitist th? C <r?, cbargsd with be ing eogag.-d Ut the iUku UtAv.