Newspaper of The New York Herald, February 13, 1867, Page 8

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated February 13, 1867 Page 8
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THE COURTS. mm runs cacun couit Before Judge Smalley. Ckmrla* C. Schneider tmd other* ogam*: Hiram Barney ? Yble to aa action to recover eo alleged excess of customs M as importation of de lainea, amounting to between 910,000 and <30,000. The cam cornea up now for the wood time, on questions ol U* raised by counsel, the facta having been determined on a previous Tho facta and the ground of action have been already re ported. Caae still on. UNITED STATES COMMISSIONER'S COURT. Before Comnnsslonor lietla Charge of Levying Black Mall. James B. f reeman, an Ins|>octor of Internal Revenue, and Jamee Miller, who bare been on several occasions examined on lbe charge of levying black mall, to the amount of <150, from Henry Budelmttn, of Harlem were Curd ay bold by Commissioner Belts to await the ac of the Grand Jury on thia accusation. Alleged Frauds la the Tobacco Trade. Before Commissioner Oeborn. The case of Rosa A Co., tobacconists, of Fulton street, who have been charged with rendering false and fraudu lent returns of their sales and manufactures to the Col lector of Internal Revenue, was up again yesterday for further examination. A point bad been raised by Mr. Charles Donoboe, oefendaut's counsel, who moved that the complaint be d.sinisseJ on the ground tbat all the members of a Arm are not liable for returns signed by one of the partners. The Commissioner said that, in order te pass intelligently on tho facts and law or the case, ho must put the parties on their defence. Head. Jouroed the examination to Friday next, when the de fendants will produce evidence on their behalf. Alleged Kxceaalve Charges by a Claim Agent. The United State < rx. J. T. Lovejqy. ?The de fendant is a claim agent, and he is acoused with having charged one James McCormaok larger foes than the statute provides for the collection of bounty, pen sion or back pay. The statute allows 910, and the alle gation against the defendant is that he charged more than this sum. The charge is rather a novel ono. aud a cam of this kind lias not for a long time, If at all, occu pied the attention of the commissioner. The pcnutty is rather severe, the statute imposing a line or $300, or imprisonment with hard labor for two year.", or both. The defendant has been held to ball in the sum of <600, and his examination will take place to day. UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT. Before Judge Shlpman. Henry C llaff atul Blrven Other* ?a the UarJit Veda.? The Vesta is one of the celebrated Yankee yachts that recently astonished our European neighbors by racing across the Atlantic. The libellants were hired as her crew for the voyage; bat as she got aground on the "West Bank while on her trial trip, the ownor accused thera of negligence, discharged them, and hired another crew in their stead. The libellants, not seeing the mat ter in the same light, libelled the vessel through Mr. lnnktree, their counsel, and claim wages and board for the voyage as compensation for tbeir alleged unlawful discharge. The case was called on for n utl yesterday morn ng, but as ex-Judge Iteebe, counsel for the owner, ?noted that one of tlialr most important witnesses was seriously ill, aud offered to pay tho libellantH' expenses, the Court adjourned the trial until Tuesday next, at eleven o'clock. SUPREME COURT-CHAMBERS. An Inditrnntlnn Mi-etlti* Anion* Lnwiren. In the Supreme Court, Chambers vest onlay, tbera was a rather unusual occurrence. Tbe Court some time ago fixed twelve o'clock as tbe time lor calling the calendar of contested motions, and directed all ex parte motions to be heard before that hour, aud gunorally it is all dis posed of during that time, and tiie call of tbe calond&r commenced very soon after, if not exact!v at noon. During the present month, however, the accumulations of ex parte business have been allowed to trench quite aertoualy on tbe time sot apart for tbe motion business. The delay has boon aggravated by a somewhat lengthy the effect being thai at the beginning of the week las than eighty motions had been caiied. Tbe room is a small room, and the number ot motions which may be reached parks It at twelve o'clock to its utmost capa city, a fact not contributing to the good feeling or pa tience of the lawyers detained there. Yesterday the rourt, after disposing of Its ex parte. motions, took a somewhat ieiuthy recess, which was not received with the usual patience of the bar. A great deal of discussion arose, ana at about twenty minutes rout one Mr. Cram proposed that those present, about one hundred and twenlv, should resolve tlx mscives into a meeting, with ex Judge Edmonds in tbe chair, and take action in th* matter. tfceldfi Jqdve SdrtEmUa Ohieetod that it was not necessary. A simple resolution to depart from the court until Wednes day at twelve M. would be enough. The empty room would sufficiently express their opinion In the mutter The proposal was received with acclamation and those present at once commenced crowding out of the narrow door. At this moment Judge Leonard came in from the private room, and those who had left, finding that sort; were staying behind, returned. Judge Edmonds stated 10 the court that the bar bad always supposed that the rule was that aficr twe've o'clock the time was to he dovoled to the calendar mo tions, that over a huud ed pre cnt had now been wniting upwards oi an hour and a l-al', at persmal inconve nience, losing time mo.-t valuable to them, through the r teiiance on this rule, and wished for the couvcnicnce of the bar that some rule should be adopted. Judge Leonard did not so understand the rule. He would make inquiries as to !L He understood that <w pirte business had tbe preference and must lirst be dis posed of. No er ;wir/? motions were allowod to be pre sented after twelve o'clock, but they accumulated before that time and hail to be attended to. He supposed that be bad signed over forty orders for arrests aud attach ments during that morning, matters which had to bo attended to. These aud a nece.-sary recess caused the whole delay. Judge Edmonds suggested that the bar assemble at one o clock. Judge Leonard thought tbey would do so at their peri I, as ex parte business was often completed at twelve o'clock. The court then procecdod with ordinary business. SUPREME COURT-CIRCUIT. Prwailasorv Notes?The North Rivrr Hunk of Ilohokcn?(lift Entrrprh?cs. Refore Justice Clerke. Gains Jf. Hubbard vs. Annua M. Bart Mr. ?The defendant in this case made and delivered to G. W. Chad wick, whose name has been before tbo public for some time, six promissory notes, amounting together to $7,600. It was not denied thai Hubbard shaved these notee for Chad wick at a usurious discount, and it was claimed by defendant that he was not alma Me holder. It appeared that the defendant, who Is a resident of Jefferson county, was n srhoolm.ite of Chadwi< k's. aud meeting him some two or three years ago wn- J offered by him $10,000 In the North River Rank, Which fie took, paying for it partly In notes and partly In other values. Subsequently the plaintiff ferns to have had more or leas of uls paper In Chad wick's bands down to the time of making tbe notes in suit These notes he claims were simply lent to Chadwick, w tthnnt any considera tion, as a simple loan, and that the plaintiff ban no real Interest in them. The case occupied three days and (he testimony was quite conflicting. Tbe plaintiff acknowl edged blmaeli to have been con' erne I under the name of Gahan A < o. In seliing eghl dollar jewelry for a dollar, Ac., and tbe delendant'a ev.denes was very con ftMftd. The Court charged tbe jury that the notes. If given to Chadwick upon valuable consideration, were good In th# bands of the plaintiff, hut If given merely to procure a usurious loan upon, tbey were void. Tbe jury found for the defendant COURT OF COMMON PLEAS. Adieu te Recover IMssev from the Murine Hask Deposited ne it Margis ss Hold Trnns actlsss. Before Judge Cardoso and a Jury. IffU ias? P ppe rt I be Marine Bank. ?Tins Is an action te recover a "margin'' on a gold transaction which was held by ths Marios Rank. The plaintiff effected a loan of gold in September, 1883, of dofenaants amounting to $6,000 and deposited as collateral security at that time $7,600 in greenbacks. He kept up the margin by deport ing various sums of money at different times, until in September, IHS4 tbe whole amount deposited woe $ In *eptemlwr. 1804. plaintiff tendered to the esehieT of tbe bank $6,000 in ^old. who refused to take [k rUintlff afterwards wrote a loiter to the Ilhsldont of tbo bank stating that ho would tender tbe gold In mum for tbe loan Plaintiff testtltod that the tic* President of the bank, in a couversn Uon, offciyd to settle with him for $600. This was objected to. t |>on cross examination plain tiff sold he did not give tb? identical "greenbacks,'' but Ftvs hie cheek for $7,600, payable to the President, Mr. tab. There wsa a motion fur a non-suit st the close of the proeecutjon, on the pleadings, which was denied. The defbnoe set up was, that ths traaaacUoo was indi vidually with tbe President. Mr. Fish, who tcatlfisd that he bongbt ths gsld as his owa. ami that bs had sold H Mr. Bradisy, counsel for the bank, renewed ths mo tion for a non suit, on too i nrtber ground tuat there was nothing to go to the Jury, that the testimony on thh put - ?n that It was an individual transac of tbe defendant wan that It was an individual transac lion, the checks being pnt In evtdsnoe, and that Mr. Fish, as President, know nothing of the lender Tbe Jndge raid that be thought it waa a question to go to the Jury as to whether tbe transaction was with the bank or with Mr. rtsh Individually; also whether i here was a lender of the gold. Tbe ease was then summed up by ths counsel, and the charge to tbe jury reserved unul this morning. MAR1RE COURT. Action for Alleged Fa lee Imprisonment. Before Judge Alkor and a Jury. J<A? Henley as Hiram (Yandrm.?This was an action to recover $600 for alleged false Imprisonment Plain tiff bad been In the employment at Mr. Cmnston, of the t ?w York Hotel. Ho allege* that la th* month ef July is * he was arrested on a charge preferred against him t>' Mr. Cranston ef having eniorad J he apartmeot of '".* ef '6* rfneots and stolon therefrom valuable prep ?.?. thai charge, after having been investigated by om of Um dty Judges, wm dismissed, and that the arrest bee tended to degrade and cause iiim much mental pain. The defence waa that there was good and reason able cause for the arrest, and that it was effected at the request of the defendant, who states that he waa not actuated by malice. The jury will return a sealed ver dict to-day. COURT OF OYER AM TERMINER. Trial far Alarder-The Law of Marrtace. Before Judge Ingraham and a Jury. Charles Wreigler was yesterday pot en his trial, before Mr. Justice Ingraham and a Jury, for the murder of Francis Banna at No. 236 East Houston street, on Friday, November 9, lWd. The prisoner is s man of middle size. He was dressed in the garb of a workman and his features, though rough, do not indicate ferocity or desperation of char acter. The prosecution was conducted by Mr. Gunning 8. Bedford, Jr.. Assistant District Attorney, and Mr. Wil liam F. Kiutzing, Jr., with A. 8. Cohen, defended the prisoner. A considerable time was spent In empanelling a Jury. Prisoner's counsel challenged several Jurors peremp torily. One was excused on the ground that he did not wish to serve on a case of this kind, us be objected altogether to capital punishment. or en inn btatkuknt for thb frofbcttioiv. Mr. Gunning S. Bedford, Jr., Assistant District Attor ney, in opening the case in behalf of the people, ad dressed the jury as follows :? May j|t please the Court?Gentlemen of the Jury, George Wreigler, the prisoner at the bar, stands Indicted for the crime of murder, being charged with having wil fully aud with malice aforethought stabbed his victim, Francis Bansu, in three diilcrent places?in the fore head, in the lolt arm and in the breast. These stab wounds were inflicted on the evening of Friday, Novem ber 9, about a quarter before six o'clock, at 235 East Houston street, in this city. The unfortunate deceased died early the following morning from the effects of those wounds. The details of this cruel murder are very few, but tbev will disclose a thirst for humun blood almost without a parallel in the records of this court. We will prove to yon, gentlemen, that on the Sunday previous to the murder?a period, remember, of six full days?tho prisoner culled at 236 Fust Houston street, on one of tho witnesses, Cathariue Fuller, whose testimony will tie presented to you on the stand; and while she was sitting at a table with Bansa, the deceased, tho prisoner deliberately remarked, "I will murder b ah of you yet," and immediately left tho room. Nothing was seen ol the prlsom-r until the Friday afternoon, when, knife in huud, he enters the Identical room at 236 East Houston street, where he had rix days previously given warn:ng of bis purpose; be finds Bausn, the deceased, and Catharine Fuller seated at table, quietly partaking of their evening meal. The very Instant he crosses the threshold or that chamber, without uttering one word, he approaches the deceased end inflicts the throe wounds already described, and then stalls tho woman Catharine Fuller in tho lack. Fortunatoly, however, for the ends of luFtice, the latter wound was not fatal, and the witness, Catharine Fuller, Is here to-day to tell you in simple language the story of the prisoner's ovil doings Gentlemen of the jury, Ihore is one remarkable (net connected with this homicide? it hears almost the impress of romance. It is usual, whea murder Is contemplated, for the perpetrator to seek the quietude of night as a mantle for the accom plishment of his deadly purpose, and keep burled aoep within his own bressl every circumstance which by possibility could lead to detection. Not so, however, with the prisoner befure you. He repudiates a 1 secrecy; there is, iDdeed, in oue sense, a magnanimity about tho man?he is a veritable hero -he calls upon his victims, and, in no measured phraseology, addresses them in un equivocal language; bis speech is short, but it is to tbe point. It Is full of significance, so that It cannot be misappteliended. He distinctly suvs, "I will murder both of you yet. " True to bis instincts, and true, too, t ? his promises, we find him six days subsequently at tho room 236 East Houston street murdering one and W'tuoding the other of the parties. Cuthariuc Fuller will tell you that when tbe prisoner on that, fatal Friday afternoon entered tbe room at 236 East Houston street "he instantly, quick as lightning, stabbed Bansa in the breast and then stabbed me." He, no doubt, thought with Macbeth, in his murder of Duncan* If it were done, whea 't Is done, then't were well It were done quickly. Tbe people will also prove that fonr days after the prisoner was arrested, when asked by officer O'Brien why he committed the deed, be coolly replied, "I did H and would have been satisfied had I also killod tbe woman." language like this, gentlemen, needs no comment; It carries Us own interpretation, and it is for you to give tt its true Import It cannot be necessary for me to say more. I have presented you with the prominent facts of this <ase. Tou will hear the details from the witnesses themselves; and It will be for you to determine from tho evidence the guilt or the Innocence or the prl?oner. Do your duty, gentlemen, and lt-ave the rest to God ! As jurors you have a sacred office to perform; and while you should guard as yon would the apple of your eye the rights of the common wealth. you are not to forget that the prisouer has, in law, his rights also. Judge him truly by the evidence, without fear or favor, and you will tbe'n have effectually, utider the solenjgity or your oaths, carried out your high iiiiisalon as Jurors. * ts-tmonv of thk witufmw. Catharine Fuller was called us the first witness for the prosecution, and having taken the stund, Counsel for tbe prisoner objected to her testimony being received. She was the wile of the prisoner, and, therefore, incompetent as a witness against him. Mr. Bedford said they should see how that was. The Court Ufrected counsel for the prisouor to examine the witacss as to tbe relationship that had existed be tween herself ami Wreigler. Catharine Fuller was then exnmined by counsel for the prisoner us follows:?I have known George Wrelgler; I have lived with lnm lour years and a half; I have Uvea with him as his wife; be has introduced me to bis friends as bis wife; I have introduced him to my friends as my husband; I have had two children; ho is the fathor of the cUldren: whun I went to live with him it was my intention to live with him as bis wife. Mr. Bedford?W<ue you over married to George Wreig ler. the party now on trial ? Objected to. Object ou disallowed. Question repeated. Witness?1 was never married to him. Q. Then yon were ire mistress? A. We were to live together as man and wife. To the Court?The understanding was when I went to live with him that we should lire together as man and wife forever. Mr. Bedford did not think matrimony was sufficiently made out so as to disqualify the witness from testifying. She left tho prisoner, whom she had lived with us mis tress, and lived with another man, as the evidence would show. The Conrt said that if they agreed to live together as man and wife it wo ild not be necessary, for any require ment of the law, to show that they were married by a priest, a minister or magistrate. The Court, however, reserved this question for the present, and told Mr. Bed ford to go on with his oilier evidence. Mr Bedford frankly confessed that he would not be able to prove the stabbing without tbe evidence of Catharine Fuller, who had told him she waa notblLg but Wrelgler * mistress. Charles Suffel sworn?I reside in East Houston street; 1b the afternoon of tho 9th of November I was in a salooti a* 244 East Houston street; Catharine Fuller came in; she asked for Mr. Hick; Mr. Hick and I went to the room, where Wrelgler and Bansa lay on the bed; Banna was on tho lop of the other; Wreigler asked me io lake the other man off him; we took Bansa off and set him on the chair, and we also took a knife out of Wreigler's band (pocket knife produced); this is like the knife; the biggest blade was open; the knifo was in the prisoner's light hand; Bansa'a left hand had hold of Wrvigler's right hand; I did not see anything in Bansa'a bands; I went after a policeman and could not find him; I returned, and Wrelgler said he would blm*elf go to the court; Bansa did not say anything, hot to take them apart; when I returned a woman, wno lives up sialrs, Mr. Hick and another man were In tbe room; Wreigler and Ban>a wore still there; saw blood on Bansa'* breast and forehead; I asked him If he waited a doctor; he did not give me an answer; when I s-ked thai quotton Wreigler said nothing; I did not see Bansa after he was dead. Croes-examined?I found Bansa on the lop of Wrelg ler; I took them apart, and then I saw the Mood on Bansa; I cannot recollect that Wrelgler said to Bansa, "For Gods sake let me up;" I do not renvmher that Wreigler cried; wheal went up to the Malum bouse I beard Wreigler say something about Bansa takisg his wife sway from him; the knlre produced le like tbe one I saw in ihe prisoner s band. To Mr. Bedford?Whgn he went to tbe station house the prisoner said he lived with the woman so long thst be bad had three children by her; that she had taken Bansa aaaln, and that that was lb* reason or t lie "muss;" that It had made him mad, and that be bad bad a failing out with her. To Mr. Klntsing?I aa tore he said she bud taken Baura again. (Tbe witness, st the request of the Court, Mated in German what Wreigler said ) A German gentleman on the Jury said what the wltnese had stated in English was tbe same as what he had Just mentioned In German. Another German laror said It was not the same, but very nearly the sarao The Judge ordered the regular German Interpreter to be sent for. In the meantime a abort feces* was itkeu bv the Court, and when the trial was resumed ? Counsel for the prisoner said that as the Court bad ruled that tbe woman Fuller was not a competent wit neiw, and in order not to lake np the time of Ihe court unnecessarily, be would. If the IMWrtet Attorney con sented, put in a plea of guilty of manslaughter in the third degree. Mr. Bedford observed that a* his Honor s ruling had ?hat him out from an examination of the primrigai wit nets for the prosecution who bed seen the atebbing, be Would consent to the proposal of counsel, foreseeing that If tbe case went on It would result la a verdict of msaelsnghfsr The Jury then returned e verdict against tbe prHaner of manslaughter in the third degree, and Judge lugra ban. sentenced him to be laaprtsMed In tbe State Prison for two years and a half COURT OF OHfMl SESSION Be fort Judge Russet. Tht calendar of this cot ft waa very large yesterday, and th? City Judge disponed of eerenteen casts la a very than time. Assistant District Attorney Hatchings con ducted the prosecution. coyTtrrtow or a lsoToswrs wm Ttnsr. Detrte Clarke waa tried and oonrtoted of stealing an overenet yaintd at (100 frwm tht hall of the Breroort House, on the 5th of January. James Lock wood, the bead waiter, saw the prisoner take the ooat, Wfcloh be lenged to Mr. B. b. Tale. Clarke see aped at the tints, but waa arrested three weeks afterwards by a detecttre to Whom an accurate description was given the day after the laroeoy, The ludsg In testing sentence, said UarJM *? a well known professional hotel thief. He was sent to the State Prison for live yearn. Edward Wee ton end Susan Tillman (colored; were found guilty of stealing $90 worth of clothing from the house of Lavinla Wise, tu East Tblrteentli street, on the 2ttb of December We .ton la a Boston thief, and got live years in the Slate Prison. The girl, who has the reputa tion of being a thief, was sent to Sing Sing prison for three years. henry p.arsall pleaded guilty to stealing a barrel of sugar worth $37, on the 12th of January, from the store of John I,"wis, 443 East Houston street. Pe&rsall is an old State Prison bird, but aa he saved the court the trouble of a trial, the Judge said he would deduct a year from the sentence, which was four years' imprisonment in the Slate Prison. Emllv Collins, charged with stealing a gold watch worth *40 from the store of Albert G. Thompson, 421 Broadway, on the 2d Inst, pleaded guilty to an attempt at grand larceny. Mr. Hatchings stated that he was informed this woman was insane in the Tombs. She was sent to the Penitentiary for one year. Edward Murray, indicted for a felonious assault, hav ing on Ne-.v Year's day tired a pistol loaded with pow der at Ernest Hchlinlio-d, on the corner of Norfolk and Del&ncey streets, pleaded guilty to a simple assault and battery. His counsel stated that tho tiring was acci dental, and that he would prove on excellent character for the boy. James H. Lark In and Jamos Freeman, jointly indicted for Mealing $130 worth of kid gloves on the 10th of January, from the store of Huttdn A London, 144 Duane street, pleaded guilty to the charge. Arthur Henry pleaded guilty to stealing a gold watch and chain, valued at $110, tho property of Chas. M. Rouse, 103 West Twenty-llrst street, which was stoleu on the 25th of January. Jos ph Tager, indicted with a number of others for assuulting Edward Riley on the 2d of January, pleaded guilty to a simple assault The party struck him with a slung shot, and inflicted a very severe wound upon the face. The prisoners were remanded for sentence. COURT OF SPECIAL SESSIONS. Before Justices Bowling and Kelly. A heavy calendar was presented for trial yesterday In this court; it contained forty-five separate charges, of which nineteen were for petit larceny, fifteen assault and battery, four violations of the Excise law, one carry ing a slung shut, one picking pockets, one cruelty to animals, one engaged in ibe lottery business, and three suspended from last sitting. TIIK LOTTERY SYSTEM. Henry A. Van Dolsou, clerk in the office of the mana gers of the lottery said to be for the benefit of the "Homo for Soldiers'Orphans," lately held at Cooper Institute, was presented on the charge of Infringing the .-tato laws against lotteries. The prosecutor, an old man from Snug Harbor, said ho bought several tickets, none of winch were a prize, and the impression, as published in the newspaper advertisements, that there would be only two hundred thousand tickets sold; whereas it afterwards appeared the n limber approximated very closely half a million. The defendant pleaded guilty and the court re served judgment In order to give due consideration to the law in the case. KXHSE VIOLATIONS. The following p'Tsous were charged with violations of tho excise lawGathanne Skelly, corner Eighty-eighth street and Fourth avenue, fined $30; lid ward Walters, No. 127 Roosevelt street, acquitted; and Fred. Trotue, No. 139 Grand street, discharged. COURT CALENDAR?THIS DAY. Supreme Court?Circuit.? Parti.? Oyer and Terminer continued. Part II.? Nos. 1,332, 1,262, 1,398, 1,404, 1,420, 1,432, 1,434, 1,438, 1,440, 1,442, 1,444, 1,448, 1,448, 1,450, 1,462, 1,454, 1,456, 1,458, 1,460, 1,462. Part III.?Nos. 271, 938, 138 282, 1,069, 863, 625, 890, 1,148, 1,156, 399, 1,168, 435, 685, 2,754, 387, 247, 053, 972, 245. Supreme Court?Spkcui. Term.?Demurrers?Nos. 14, 24. Issues of law, &c ?Nos. 177, 184, 119, 127. 128, 189, 191, 193, 195, 132, 196, 198, 199, 200, 201, 203, 204, 206. Superior Court?Trial Term?Part I.?Nos. 2,787, 2,919, 2,565, 2,749, 2,909, 2,867. 2,693, 2,929, 2,827, .2,937, 2,947, 2 953, 2,966. 2.957, 2,959. Part II.?Nos. 1.840, 2,558, 2,628, 2.906, 1,964, 2,998, 2,984, 3,016, 3,084. 3,096, 2,796, 3,108, 3,110, 1,672, 3,022. Court op Common Plxas?Trial Term?Part 1. Nes. 239, 484, 511, 600, 379, 540, 593, 499, 580, 589, 596. 602. 649, 604. 606. Part 2 ?Nor. 475, 504, 503, 519, 524, 525, 250. 1150, 479, 667, 650, 651, 186, 371, 146. Court ok General Sessions.?The People vs. Thomas Farrell, Matthew Barclay, Christopher Besford, II. liabcof, Michael Clark, Joseph McLonough, Charles W. Davis, Felix Honore, Ernest I-ofevrs, grand larceny: Jacob Durr (two cases), Geo. Halsey, Henry Webb, petit larceny; Goo. M. Hyatt, Jacob Moss, false pretences; Frederick Bunknian, Oscar Korb, forgery, third degree; Edward Costello, robbery, first degree; John Kohler, 5rand larceny; Henry Simpson, forgery, third degree; amee Malitf, Matthew Barry, Michael Culllgan, robbery, first, degree. Oyer Ai Terminer. ?The People vs. Tbr.mas Thayer, W. C, Place, robbery; Daniel Sullivan, Churlos Cragie, burglary. > BROOKLYN LAW COURTS. ^ Court of Session*. Before Judge Dikeman. The Ptrnplt vs. John WaLh.?John Walsh, the defendant In this action, was charged with stealing the sum of $1,100 from FhlHp H. Farley, in thk month of Novem ber, 1866. They were engaged in drinking together on tbe night previous to the robbery. Farley drank until be became Intoxicated and then went to bed, taking his money with hint. Wal9h having previously gone out. llut it is alleged by tbe defendant that ho subsequently returned, and, divesting himself of his shoes, stoic noiselossly into Farley's sleeping apartment and rarried oil' the money. A woman tesliliod to having seen him enter the room at three o'clock on ihe* morning of the robbery. The jury rendered a verdict of guilty. Supreme Court?General Term?Calknoar fur To Day.?Nos 21, 22, 23, 26, 27, 28, 30, 33, 37, 17, 39, 41, 42, 44, 46, 48, 49, 51, 13, 32. GLACIERS IN THE TRCPICS. I.rrturr by Frofeweor AcnMiz. The third in the course of scientilic lectures uow being delivered at the Cooper Institute, by Professor Ixtuis A/nss'z, came oil last evening In the presence of a htrge and appreciative audience. His subject was, " The An cient Glaciers in the Tropics." Previous to the Professor making bis appearance a member of the Association for the Advancement of Sci ence and Art rciut a criticism, which appeared in one of the evening papers, in reference to reserving seals for "scnool children bautshing their elders to remote por tions of the ball." The gentleman made an explanation which wits received by the audience as satisfactory. Dr. Griaeom introduced Prolessor Agassiz, who pro ceeded to say that ho omitted to stale in his last lecture that the valley of the Amazon was easily acces-lble, lor steamer? left New York for that place onoe a month. He also stated that it would be iuiurestlug for those who contemplated commercial relations with Brazil, especially in tbe valley of the Amazon, that all the uiiees of tbe Kast?pepper, cloves, nutmeg, camphor and the like?have been cultivated there, and might he cultivated to such advantage that they could, under skillful man agement, share the lieuetlta of the commerce which is now exclusively in the bauds ot European nations. He would first call their attention to tho summits of tbe Alps and uiau gradually invite (hem to travel over those regions over which the glaciers themselves moved, and perhaps they would see that where Ute tropical e n shone to-day.(there was at one time a field of ice extend, tng over the valley of the Amazon extending towards tbe Atlantic and perhaps covering the sea to such an ex tent that tlm question might well be asked, as It was now a?ked at the Polar region, whether there was open water under the equatorv far, he believed, did the evidence go, and *n extensive, he was satisfied, had the changes of temperature upon the surface of our globe boon What are glaciers ? An accumulation of snow and ice gradually pacing from a more snowy condition Into a more icy condition, and In the process ot Hits change descending from the heights where snow falls into the region where the snow and Ice melt every snmmor. In i hair appearance they present unusual beauty. We had no glacier rrgion-on the eastern aide 01 this conti nent ; there were glaciers in the Rocky Mountains along thu whole range of high summit? which extends to the southern extremity of Bouih America, varying in height The lecturer proceeded at lenglti lo give a des cription of the formal ion of glaclnraand tire glaciers of the Alpa Tbe immen-e u-etwrg* which were seen on the Atlantic were not froren sea water, hu glacier Ice broken loose irom tbe maaage to which they were alta< lied and then floated away. Berthed I heir at ten lion to the transparency jf ire te heat, ae II bad an Important hearing u| it. hi* eubject, and explained, liy means of the blackboard, the efforts of glaciers upou tin ocean and tbe land. In ot ler I" have e pr..|?er Idea of what a glacier was, It must be seen under ail pos-lbi* renditions of the atmos phere. the Profe-sor then described peculiar phenome na respecting the Darter, which would be almost nolo teU'/lble niles* accompanied by the geographical map which he drew on the hlaekb ..?rd. No glacier wae a siaiionary mass ot ire, but ? movine mats, wbh h moved at n given rale, which was proportionate to tbe hulk of ice. He bad been under glee ere and saw plecee of rook? indenting the Ice. w inch fell from the mountain*. The Frole-sor it-mon?trated that at one time the wbole surface of Sw itzerland was covered with glaciera; so of Knglund. and he traced ?narks of glacier* over the whole of North America down to the latitude of thirty-two dec.-.'** at Chnrledoo. Houth Carolina. Prom this h* dedu ed tbe great reel thai the climate M the earth bad unueignuo stupendous changes. There wire glaciers which moved tpon evn ground southward, and that fact was now dearie established. He was sat isfied that there were glaciers In Maine el* thousand fee in thickness, and that snow fell apon Ibis (onim nt nrieea thousand feet thick. The earth wa* at on* time cool enough tn allow the ac cumulation of lc* within 'he tropic*. In the neighbor hood of Rio Janeiro he stw unmistakable slgnn of format glacier action, and after vtai Jng tha valley of tbe Amason he waa satisfied that onoe the whole of that valley wee occupied by stt.|?ndou* glacier* coming down from the Andes and the region oftbe Atlantic. All tbe loose material* which now formed the bottom of tho x alley of the Amazon were materials which bad been ground by that loe, had scattered evenly over tbe whole of that load la Ute same manner ea the valley of the Rhine was now occupied by mud and clay which were onoe ground la the Alps. In conclusion the rro feasor said that he wee convinced from hi* inveatign tlona that the bay of Maanchnsctta. hong 1*1 and hound and all tbe bar* of onr great river? were <mce Ailed with loose material? of this immense sLeet of ice advancing towards the ocean. A Swim* n? Noam r?notrss._Mre. Rung*, of 1TU tnlugtcn, hnng herself on the ?th in-t She has been gabled to Ate of jneaoity for yearn. THE MARKETS Of HEW YORK. Detailed Dewrlftlua wf Kaek-Ilaw They are MiiUMftl aud (low They U*k-Ue?cral Ue cliue in the Business of Mmi el the .tlar heta?(asses and Caiaeqiiicri, dke.

Though able to boast of many admirable instllntlons in our midst whose pre*ent existence in a state of unira peached usefulness and efficiency was owing solely to the persistent efforts of earnest reformers, we are still left under the reproach of being supinely indifferent to the vital r-formation demanded in our market system. It will hardly be disputed that almost *11 the present market structures are inadequate in size or unsuitable in location to our present vast and ex tended population, and. with but two exceptions, dis graceful m appearance to the metropolis of America; uor will it be denied that any branch of municipal gov ernment can be made conducive of more general public coinrort aud convenience, in both a social and sanitary point of view, than a hygienic and commodious arrange ment of the meat and provision marts of a community, ' In European capitals a practical development of the theory has been attended wi(h the best results. In I'stIh and I-ondoa markets commensurate with the full est wants of the Inhabitants of those cities hsve long since been erected with s particular view to aptness of location and to the moat approved scientific management of light, sewerage and ventilation. The necessity for new buildings for market purposes In the city of Sew York, with even moderate pretensions to space, cleanli ness ami exterior finish, will be apparent to any one who may undertake the task of wading through the adhesive mud of Washington, of discovering the meat in Fulton, or of defining the possible uses for the nondescript aggre gate of shanties in Clinton markot. But it is not slone ihat reformation Is needed in the markets themselves; we also require a change in the system whereby tfie management of this lucrative branch of the corporation properly is inirustod to the charge of irresponsible men who, though tboy may have doue tbeir party some ser vice in their time, are yet not presumed to be quite as oilicieot in the interests of the public. At present tho revenues of the markets aro invested in the Sinking Fund for the extinguishment of the city debt. The Commissioners of this fund comprise the Mayor, Comp troller, Recorder, City Chamberlain, and the Chairman of the Finance Committee of each Board of the City Council. The Bureau of Markets is presided over by a superintendent, who occupies a department In the Comptroller's office. This gentleman, It would be only natural to suppose, knew more about the machinery by which the market system is regulutcd than any other I otneer of the city government. Our reporter, however, found tho supposition to he altogether erroneous, and had to look elsewhere for some enlightenment on the subject. The Superintendent, according to bis own ren- j dcriiig, gives all the information bo lias?apparently very | little?to tho Comptroller, and bos neither time nor incli nation to give any to reporters or outsiders generally. He may possibly refer you to the(uierks of the markets, with tho intimation that even they have been already so much pestered by inquiring statisticians wlih sinister designs that tbey have lost all their primitive courtesy in volunteering information. The subordinates take pains not to be outdone in reticence by their preceptive hood, and whoever desires much knowledge of the interior workings of tho market sys tem must disguise himself after the fashion of a detec tive to succeod in the acquisition. Each market lias gouerally ft stair of five corporation enipioyrs?a clerk, deputy clerk, collector, lamplighter and watchman. Tho clerk and his deputy, chiefly disused politicians, have extremely light and pit a-ant duties to periorm?nothing more laborious ihun drawing thohr monthly salaries, collecting the weekly rents, and, most delightful duty of ail, atteuding the Interesting process of truusferring stands. This transler system la what lends all its charm, in tho eyes of the otllce seeking tribe, to ttie sinecure position of cl.-rk, deputy or collector. If Mr. A wishes to purchase s stand from Mr B, the cierx has to be nutlfiod of the contemplated transaction? his presence being indispensable to lend due improsslve nea to the transfer ceremony. There is one striking phe nomenon noticeable on these occasions with reicrence to thecicrk. that dignitary, like the traditional poilcc man, though never to be fouud when must needed, is suro to make his appearance ou the scene even when a transfer is vaguely hint>>d at. Tho mod >t op randi usually obsorved in this matter is for the clerk to make au imperative stipulation lor a certain bonus from tho parties seeking the transfer, in order that onu may relinquish bis stand and the other enter into posse.-sion thereof without nuy vexatious delays The clerk leguiates bis charges to suit ibe value of tho ttand, the menus of his customers, Ac. This little job being gone tbrougn tho watchful gnardiau of the market, wh > Is generally a sleeping |>anner in some occur concern. r>'t.res to indulye his leisure ustcx away from the trying odors uf uieut and Ilali. Sometimes tile prop Motor of a stand deems his business capable of extensiou, and may accordiugly appropriate to himscll a share of toe space rightly belonging 10 the public. The Argus-eved cloik observes tiie trespass, records his indignant remon strance, but eventually tolerates the obtrusion lor a southing con-idurauoo. It is thus that Washington Market lias bean glutted with stands and unwar rantable appropriations of the public spue? Every alteration from tne original interior plan of the markets has been cliecied by the compromising connivance ot the c.erks and deputies. But these indi viduals are responsible lor even more thau this culpa Inlity in the matter of transicrs aud so-called improve, inenta. A process of blackmailing Is oftentimes cumed on that can hardly commend itself to the tastes or the markettiiun. One enterprising clerk, not content whit bis salary and customary tees, counideied the advantages of hts position might be enhanced by levying llie mate rials or a holiday dinner in ihc country oil' tho various market stands. Having procured a horse and wagon, aud several congenial spirits to enjoy tbe repast, he pr?>c. tiled around the outskirts of the mar ket, letieving one man of a turkey, another or a plump quail, aud so on until bis wagon was stored at the geuerul expense of the dealers. Tbe e are abuses which the pro-cut system sane.ions, and is sure to perpetuate so long as no inoro stringent super vision is exercised by whoever Is placed in control o.' the mai ki ts.. The revenue derived by tho Corporation from markot rents and fees during the pa-t year was $183,186, and for r< nts of cellars in tbo markets, $26,114, showing a total of $200,300, which exhibit* an lucrea-e of $6,000 over the revenue from tho same source* for the previous year of 1866, and an increase over the same t rm six yours prior of nearly one hun dred per com. Of tbe amount quoted (or last year, Washington Market, Including wholcraio and retail, Inr cisiied a little more than one-half; but this, of all the markets, shows no perceptible decline in Its usual business. WASmxriTUX HARKST. Tbe largest and most widely kuowti of tbs series of markets lu me city Uses like n huge, misshapen wigwam from the mud enclosed by Fulton, Vesny and Went streets. Its location is generally ol-covered by a dead lock among the drays and cart* in tho adjoining streets, by the prevalence of math liquid slush laving the side walks and I he feet of pedestrians doomed to travel la the neighborhood, and by Ibe presence of evory con ceivable obetruotlou on tbe narrow pavement* ' Am or wriggling under nr.d around horses' bends, carefully pre serving hie equilibrium on tbe dangerous edge of a pyra mid of cop* and taueer, the visitor at length ootnos in v ow of an antiquated and incongruous looking structure which seems balf ashamed to elevate itself for inspection; and this constitute* the far-famed, though not much admired, Washington Market. The entrance* to tbe interior are numerous enough; bat to distinguish an entrance from an egg stand forms tha next difficulty in his progress. However, when the vieiior, after vent ing many anathemas on tbe mud, the market and the egg stands, finds himself at early morning, while n thousand lamps are lighting within the interior of tho immense shanty, he may consider hie labors rewarded by tbo spectacle that meets nls gaze. The ctlsp Mr has probably whetted his aimetiie, and the tempting rowsol gashed and tinted mutton, tbe ruddy loins of beef and tbe frvsbly plucked gobblers look twice as beautilu! dangling from an endless array of savage hooks. Tbe butchers, in immacu late aprona, with sleek and smiling faces, are bustling about with cease lea* activity, wielding tbeir ever busy cleavers with profit and proficiency, dealing chaff among themselves and occasionally throwing in n n>k? with a customer ? beefsteak. The butcher* coo Unde arriving Irom two o'clock till six la tba morning. At mat hour buslnesu culminate*, and gradually slur tot* off till the afternoon, la this market, however, tin r- is no final cessation of trade, cuitomer* ire always arm ing or dupartlng, though, at mgbt of course, but few and far between. Tbe great boast of tbe market men li re Is that anything a person may desire, from a needle to an anchor, oan be bad wttbla or adjoining its preclude. The anchor may be palpable enough, but tbe finding of a needle m.gbt Involve mora pnrticulM inquiry. To enumerate every thing sold In Washington Market would be a tedious and longthy task. However, a visit will certainly dissipate tbe Impredion that it Is devoted exclusively to a display or meat and provisions. Queensware, dry goods, Yaq kee notions, Ac, are mixed up in lamentable dieorder with ll?b, mcM and poultry. Tbe butchers' sinnd* are the most numerous, numbering nearly four hundred, extending Interiorly Mmoat around three sides of tbe blook and ramifying in several lines to the centre. The butter stands oome next In order, to the numt er of flfty aeren; the poultry stand* follow, to the number of twenty-nine; the fish and orator stands amount to six teen, end the eggs end Country produce stands in all to about forty. These stands are rented at rates ranging from twenty-fire cents to six and seven dollars per week. Outside the market, on every side, a multitudinous ar ray of stands extend*. On three sides of the exterior thane are In doable file nod on tbe third, owing to the limited width of tbe sidewalk and the necessity for market wagons to be permitted space to pass and repass, the disinterested guardians of tba market thought it dmires to avoid contact with a projecting keg of butter or n fragile collection of eggs, fbe stands for meat are formed ohiefiy of slabs of marble, and. en Ibe wnole, era kept clean and attract!re; but tbe dingy light, the patched and rtckaty looking roof, the uneven floor and the general meanness of the Interior detract from the appearand* of whatever Is exhibited for sale. The markot is tolerably well swept, and the stand keepers oa the whole lend their aid In enforcing rieanli nesa; but the great oomplaial with every man la the market la the w iut of mom, the defects of light and drainage, am the filthy condition of tbe street an- j proachea. The universal sentiment of the market lata favor or palling up en Iron structure, two stories high, the upper floor to be devoted to countrv produce and ti<> lower one to butchers' stalls. By erecting such a mar ket in sectious around the present one, the business now going on need not be interfered with, and thus the bug bear of disarranging and destroying the trade of the market be got rid or. WKST WASHINGTON MARK ST la In hut a section or Washington Market proper, but l>eing wholly devoted to the wholesale trade in meat and provisions, it enjoys an eiclusive and distinct patronage. It la separated from the other market by the intervention or West street, and runs out Into the North river on a projected embankment of eartb. This market is Bub divided into three sections, the whole covering an area of ground nearly an acre in extent. The stalls number a little over three hundred, each one being of larger di mensions than any of those in the retail section. At tached to each stall ta an office, the transactions being of sufficient commercial importance to de mand the use of aset ol books. Under the awnings long rows of half carcasses and whole ones are suspended ready for retail requirements. The leading butchers, however, in the retail market supply themselves from tbeir own slaughterhouses, the principal b' sine** in the wholesale market being earned on with tbe meat shops up town. Tbe revenue derived from this market during the past year was over $40,000?being about three-fonrths of the amount derived from the rriall. The mud Is, If possible, more apparent around this than the other market, the only redeemiug feature about the structure being an appearance of greater attention to geometrical lines. FULTON MARKET fron?nJ on Bomb street and extending ***** Vrl 10 Beekm?n street. This mark?t ranks urn IWton Jn exlont and Importance. The 'n.nuJn?er' Including the coffee stalls that tr! ^,?...!dewualk ?ult0" 8tro? facing the market. The building has a little more recognized pretensions to harmony of detail than Washington Market, but a lack DB pe.rU'uin* 10 ll,? svstaraellzed arrange meni1 of any modern public building Is painfully visible. m'S Sre cellars under the market, throe of which are liquor stores, one large book store, occupying a vory prominent shore of the basement, and tho rest devoted to miscellaneous purposes for storage and traffic. The appearance of tbe market interior is very bewildering; poultry, vegetable*, lish and oysters seem to be mixed up in Incxtricatilc confusion. Tho entrances arc choked up to a great ex tent by obtrusive cabbage and oyster stands, causing much inconvenience to customers. The meat depart mout is situated at the rear of the mgrket. at an ele vation or a few feet above tbe street, and the greater portion of the level of the market. The stands num ber fifty two, ranged on both sides of a capacious pas sage from end to end. The men of meat do most of their trade with hotels, both in Brooklyn and New York. They complain of a gradual falling off In busi ness, though their jolly rubicund countenances betray no symptoms of care or anxiety at the decline. The oyster stauds are the leading feature of Fulton mar ket. They are hero, there aud everywhere; oysters to right of you, oysters to left of you, oysters in trout of you; roast, stewed and half shell. Where such popular bivalves congregate so numerously the patronage Is sare to be extensivo. Two s'ores, however?Meredith's aud Dorian & Shaffer's seem to monopolize an unduo share of tbe market space. Ono of these stores is over torty feet in length, and tho ether almost as long, both occupying nearly ono hail the length of the market. The colt'eo stands exercise a sim lar monopoly of the side walks, gr ally Interfering with wagons4luden with freight for the market. This market is kept only tolerably cl< an. "lhe sidewalk on toulii street in this weather is barely passable. bsprx market, situated on Grand street, between Ladlow and Essex is comprised within the lirst floor of a large three story, decidedly rod brick building covering an entire block The market is divided into two sections by a double wall extending through tho contre, with capacious arch I ways at intervals, permitting of easy passage from side I to side. The light admitted fiom the streets is evenly distributed, but not In such abundance as purcha-ers in some cases might d sire. The walls are liberally coated with whitewash, and indeed the general appeaiauce of the place evincos a desire for cleanliness There is a roominess in the dimensions of all the stands that gives this 111 hi kut an air ot convenience and attractiveness to which most of the others are sirangers. One-bail' tho floor ;s occupied by meat butchers, the other by dealers in pork, poultry aud country produce, in all l'orty-slx stands. Business begins in the morning at about half past four o'clock, and leaves oil'at a little alter noon. The two upper floors are occupied by a drill room, dis pensary and police station, aud the basement by liquor dealers and others CRNTKR MARKET, no longer central, Is a long, antiquated structure, of a dingy, dilapma'ed appearance, extending from Broome street to Grand. It has divers dirty entrances and ap proaches, and presents, on the whole, a look of neglect and decay. It is extremely long, accommodating one hundred and seven stands, twenty-live of which are for butcher's meat, and the rest for poultry, fish, butter, tripes, pickles and tbe in evitable oysters, rbls market has suffered a good deal from the migration np town or ramilies who tormerly lived in tho ncigborfaood. The establishment ot meat shops at the corners of most uptown streets has tended also to injure the prospects of this, as well as of stl tho other markets. Stands rent at irorn $2 to $3 per w-^ek. They ore kept ordinarily clean, but a cartt blanche seems to be given to the discretion or the floor sweepers. TOWrKI.NS market is an iron structure, built at a cost of $260 000. The interior is spacious, clean and well arranged. The stands are wide and convenient, and tho drainage and veutilation are supetior to thos of any other market in tliw city. Two rows ef massive iron pillars support the eeiiiug. Tho only poiut of incompleteness about the markot Is the want of deep and ca)>aclous cellarage. The present bascm nt, If sunk lower, might bo admirably adapted for stores: as it Is, tbe Seventh regiment makes us < of it for shooting practice. The stands originally numbered eighty, but wen cut down lo flfty-three to permit of more extended pas-ogn way in the centre of the market. The butchers tweupy over one half of the floor j the rent is devoted to the ?poultry, country pro* dues and II-h merchants. The Seventh reginicut has the two floors over the market, and has also t!.e mo nopoly ot the water closets In the building, much to the chagrin and necessary inconvenience of tho murketmen. Business reuses generally about twelve, though it is thought, particularly by the oysier men, that much might bu transacted later in the day. CU.VtO.N MARKKT in its exterior presents a most iiu.-ightly arrangement of blackened and mod begrimed fence boards and rickety ahlngUs, with an elevated front of brick rising up from a flaitcued mass of many Hliauiies. This market though by no means the smallest, is certainly the most unlovely looking on in the city. It extends in an Irregularshai>e Irom West street to Washington, between Spring and Canal "treeis, and measures In extreme length about two huudrcd feet. The floor is quite uueveu, being raised In some pia cs b.gber than In others, so tl.a , though a very democratic sentiment may prevail among tbe fraternity who live, move and have their being here, too butcher in some cates is below the level or the butterman. There are two hundred stands in this market, fifty for meat and the rest lor tlsh poultry, country produce and oysters. The tdands rent irom seventy live cents to $1 50 per week. The Interior in much cleaner than the outside would lead one to expect, but like most ef tbe other markois then: ts room for Improvement in sanitary mailers. The complaint is also made here of a failing oil in business, though it Is hsrdly to be wondered at la this particular seasou and In reference to such a market, surrounded ea It is with outworks of con.loinerate mud and snow. There are no cellar* to this nmrkei JKFFKRSON MARKET occupies part of the first floor iu an irregular Isolated block of buildings at the junction of Sixth and Greenwich svecues. It is over thirty years in existence, a good deal patronized, though not so much as formerly, by np town folks, und is more readily accessible from the upper section of the city then any of tho other markets. The 8ix.b avenue and 8erentb avenue cars pass on either side. The want of arrangement so painfully evident in tbe market architecture of a quarter oentnry ago pre vails in this instance to n limited extent. Yet, though there be little method shown la the plan, and less beauty in thn appearance, there I* a re epectable old fashioned and scrupulously clean aspect about tbe etandti In the interior, that eom Rnsates In a measure for its architectural drawba ks is market has forty-tour elands, twenty-five of which are for beef, pork and mutton, and the remainder for poultry, fish and produce. Outside the baildlng there are half a dozen small stands, principally for fruit Tbe decline in trade at this market is not so marked as at the others; but still it is apparent that the general move, mcnt of families away from the neighborhood to other sections of the island ha* perceptibly diminished Its prospects. Rente for stands range from $200 to $400. Mori of the owners of stand* in this market have been occupants for a com-lderablc time. Mr. Thomas Devoe has been here since iu erection thirty-three year* ago CM 111* MAftKBT I* of Inferior stxn ?o anv of the foregoing. It is ettosted at the junction of Sheriff and Houston streets, and is In length 2u0 teet; It varies In width ftvm thirty to forty teet. It ooatains twenty one stands, eleven for meat, four for hotter and the reet for vegetables and Ueh. The market is kept clew, and the arrangement of stands le very excellent. Business is over at an early hour ef the afternoon, when the anatomists of fish, flesh and fowl turn their steps hotnewarils to sleep, perchance to dream of blue Bah wriggling on a book, of geese sus pended high,or 01 bleating lambs and stall-fed ox, to chops and beefsteak turned. The two floors over the market are ranted by two meet conservators of the peace, a tem perance club and a police force. The same number of corporation employes attached to the larger markets ex ercise a watchful supervision ever the destinies of the Union. CAT HAWKS MASXRT, metallically like Tompkins, is an Iron structura in two sections, much resembling a miniature railway termi nus, with a concave roof of glass and'm lal. The first section extends from Catharine ferry up Catharine slip a distance of two hundred feet, the other suction continues in a similar Hue from Water to Cherry street. The en tire market contains li all thirty-four stands, three of which are unoccupied. Twenty-one of theee ere {occu pied for meat, and the remainder for poultry, (ieh and country produce. It la evident thie market has under gone an eclipse; Ha pristine prosperity has vanished never to return, while the rain drops percolating through the roof, the oaavas need for modifying the sun's rays Ivlug in tangled ribbons along the glnse, and the general runt and disooioration of the Iron, tell a talo of departed fortune. When the boots plying through ths Sound made Catharine ferry their point of arrival and departure the business transected st this market was very large; out tbe bouts are gone, and with tbem the hopes ef many a thriving butcher. FWAHXtrt UARxrr, on OM slip, la another of the many oyaaoras In our midst; bnt, happily, aa a market, its days are numbered. Once upon e time it wea viewed in a different light Hotels were glad to furnish their larders from its well stocked tables, people of fastidious taatso were eontsai with its ruby jutoed wares, and city reformers bad no complaint to make of its capacity or appuaranoa. Rut it fell bebtad the age, and where nearly thirty stands once existed, iadpn wtfh bountiful supplies of meats and prorteions, only three are mow left to noiot a moral or adorn a table. The' market was origin ally one hundred and forty feet in length by forty fit width. It ie at preeent lew then half, with an elr of desolation around it more eloquent of rain than any curtailment of its primitive dimensions. Up Stain aad down stairs encroachments have been made upon it. Liquor stores and paint shops have monopoli aed Ite most available space, and but three meat stands and a forlorn coffee saloon are now visible on tbe premises, oorvKansQB mamkbt in Gonverneur slip, is the smallest in the city, being hardly fifty feet tn length and but thirty in width. Orig inally the market held seven stands, but bad times and departing population depressed its prospects so low that it was Anally closed up. It rema ned thus for over a year, when an enterprising butcher and a vender of cakes aad coffee determined to tempt fortune by open log the condemned mart again. So far the devoted pair have enoceeded In securing some patronage, sad enter tain sanguine hopes of restoring the faded glories of the old market. The butcher pays a rent of $2 60 per week, and tbe man of cakes and coffee $2. A cooper baa been attracted to the upper floor, where bis busy elamor reno vallug old barrels, inskes music through the stillness of tbe day. CITY INTELLIGENCE. St. Patock's Dat?Knights or St. Patrick. ?The Knights of St. Patrick have made arrangements for their annual dinner on Monday, the 18lh of March, at the Maison Doroe, the anniversary of the Patron Saint of Ireland, occurring this year on Sunday, the 17th. The executive committee have now nearly completed all the details of tlie bauquet, which will probably be the moat brilliant, in its intellertual as well us its social character, ol any celebration of this eminently intellectual society, which bus preceded the forthcoming one. Some of the moat prominent men in tbe country will be iavlted guests of this society, which, as a representative Irish association, is recognized uot only in New York but in its branches in some or the Western cities, as tho centre of the intellectual force, and national feel'ng which so strongly characterize that portiou-of our fellow citizens who boast of CeUic origin. Mrtcnxo or tbk Parsers' Clfb.?A meeting of the Farmers' Club took place yesterday, at half-past one in tbe afternoon, and was largely attended. At tbe recom mendation of the committee appointed to examine and report upon a patent horse rake, which had been bruugbt to the notice of the Club, it was resolved to afford an opportunity lor a practical trial to tbia and any ?tber instruments intended to facilitate tbe stowage of hay, on the of March next, at half-past ten A. M-, at the farm ot Mr. Josiah Mary, near Rye. Subse quently this was made a day for the general trial of new agricultural machinery. Inventions for protecting the si raw berry plant, for making cider and wine, for tbe expeditious and economical manufacture of bricks, a horse p >wcr and a corn sheller were exhibited and com mented on. A letter from Delaware reported the pros pect of a good peach crop next season. Official Inspbction or Public InenTononB. ?The legis lative committee which was appointed to visit the public institutions of this city has completed its labors and returned to Albgfey on Monday last. After having visited tbe Now York Juvenile Asylum, the Asylum for the Deaf and Dumb, and the House of Refuge, situated on Randall's Island, their atteution was directed to tbe blind Asylum. In tb.s institution tbey made most minute inquiries and examinations <c relation to tbe management and discipline of each of tbe different de partments. Tbe pupils, went through an examination in the dillcreut classes devoted to literary, musical and mechanical instruction. The committee expressed them selves well pleated with tbe aeneral deportment and appearance of tbe inmates and the entire maoogement ol tbe institution. The aavluj.i wus established in 1832. and has at the present time about one hundred ana twenty-four patients, both mole aud female. special Revenue Agent.?Mr. McLean, Street Com missioner, having declined the position, Colonel Hillyer has nef n appointed Special Revenue Agent in thia city in tbe place of Mr. Lewis, removed. Tbe Colonel is a warm personal lriend of tienoral Grant, on whose staff be sorved with distinction during the wur. He lias qual illed lor tbe position, and has already entered on tho duties of the oilice. Tub Whiskey Trade.?A great stir was noticeable yesterday in the wholesale department of tbe whiakey trade ia this city, mainly owing to tbe large amount withdrawn lrum tbe market for redistillation, rectifica tion, transportation and change of packages. PRort.SKn Iklborapaic Trial of Pull?Arrangement are being made for the proposed telegraphic match b* tween tbe champion telegraphic operator of New York, Mr. P. H. Burn, and Mr. D. P. Bleakley, of Pittsburg. Tbe operators will take a leader of one of tbe New York daily papers, extending ovor some Ave hundred words, to a certain which can manipulate it in the quickest time and most correctly, tho prise being a. goidnu key given by tbelr brother operators Two gen tlemen of the New York Tel. graphic Club will act an umpires, and should Mr. Burn maintain his champion ship ne iutends to challenge the telegraphic operators of England to a ma ten over tbe Atlantic cable. Thb Latb Explosion or rat Propeller Tog Ewrsa- ? trips?The inspectors of steamboats, Captains Bradford, Weekes and Matthews, bavo instituted a lengthy Inquiry into the causes of this catastrophe, and have examinsd tiie engineer, the builder of tbe boilor, tbe pilot and alt connected with tho boat with a view of reporting tb? same to tbe Secretary of 8tate. Presentation to a Ska Captain ?During the lass voyage of the pecket ship Daniel Webster, Captain Spencer commanding, from Loudon to this port, she. met with unusually heavy weather, and when only a few * days out was compelled to put Into Quoenstown in die- , tress On her arrival here tbe paaaengera presented Captain Spencer with a service or plate, as a token of their appreciation of his seamanlike conduct, and oi tho '? untiring attention and kindness be evinced during their rough and tedious voyage. How at a MatinF.K.?Quite an excitement was occa sioned at the musical matinee which was held at Mason's, on Broadway, yesterday afternoon, by a ren contre between two gentlemen In the audlenoe. It ap pears, according to the story of tbe complainant, that whiles Mr. Q. Innee was standing talking to two lady friends in the ball, a Dr. H. Henry thrust himself be tween Innee and the ladies in a very brusque manner, tbe'ladies being violently pushed against tbe wall. la nes remonstrated with Heary upon hie conduct, and was answered that be (Henry) did not desire to have anything to gay to him, whereupon lanes, becom ing irritated, informed Henry ibat be "ought to have a hall put tbrongh him" for in ?uiMug ladies, u in bit opinion ho had done. Henry then called out for Mr. Mason to pat lanes out, en he had threatened to draw a pistol to shoot him Innes in formed Mr. Mason lbs' he would explain tbe whole matter at the close of the matinee; but according to his sceosht, the latter rofus d to listen to him, and straightway, aided by Henry, collared Lint aud attempted to throw him down the stairs; and, ia tact, by the time he was made to reach the lower flour, contrived to use him pretty roughly. Innee' trend- then went to bin aa-istanca, fearful that be would bo senouely In jured, aa Henry was a large, powerful man, while Innee was much bis inferior la strength A Kenerai coufuMon of lists and toaguss then ensued, and on reaching the street dour In net ran out ana seized upon a orick-hal to throw at hie opponent. Ho was prevented la carrying out thin design by Henry, who bit him n blow on the left eye which did much i? obstruct bis view ne to the war the row stood. By thia time a crowd began to rather about tbe door, when Offloer Sparrow arrested tbe two belligerents, and fol lowed by their friend*,'took them to police headquarters, where Iones charged Henry witn baring Iri-ulted ladles, and Henry preferred a charge of threatening to draw a pisiot again*! Innee. The latter refusing to withdrew bis charg.3 in,; two were locked up at the Central Slatloa. Dr. Heary denies having insulted the ladies The Lost Found.? Some flve weeks ago n young giri residing at Newark, N. J., left ber home to come to this oily in order to be treated for an eye complaint at thn Rye Infirmary in the Second avenue, and from that tune up to yesterday no traces of her whereabouts could he found by her distracted parents. Inspector Dllka, who war applied to for assistance In the cues, set detec tives to work in the matter, but to no purpose, until yesterday, when be was tntormed by a little girt from the Girls' Lodging House, No 206 < anal street, who had seen a notice In the Hsaau> in reference to the missing one's appearance, that a girl answering ber description was stopping at the house. Officer Dane was despatched to the piace, where be found the girl and afterwards brought ber to the central station, w hers ber father, hav ing been Informed of tae fact that bisoblld bad been dis covered, waa waiting to receive her. It la neediest to my that the interview between tbe two was affecting in the extreme. According lo tbe girl's story, when eh* left ber home In Newark ?ba had bad some difficulty with her sisters, and, fretting over It, the determined to make her own way alone in thia city the beat way she could. She cans quaatly engaged herself in a millinery store In Sixth avenue, but, after being there a week and finding that she waa to receive no pay, she left the plat*, and, finding a naw engagement, took refuge in the flirts' Lodging House, where she waa found. She left for her home yesterday afternoon with her aged father, whose Joy at tbe reoovery of her whom he bad considered loot was expresMd in tears and prefers of tbankrulaesa. AKreft or A Bans Tatar.?Tom Henry, aa alleged noted hank thief, but who now claims to be leading an honest life, waa arrested yesterday afternoon by detec tive Farley, who found him prowling about tho marts of tho hulls end beam in Wall street In a auspicious man ner He was locked up at tho central station last night, preparatory to having bit picture taken this morning, p Heavy Ronasuv rnou a Bonded Wanmousn.? Some time between Saturday night and Monday morning tbe Culled stales bonded warehouse at thn oorner of Water and Clinton streets waa entered by burglars, and the content* of three cases of silks and aatlns, belonging to A. T. Mewart k Oo., ware stolen. The property was val Ued at $12,000. of which $2,000 worth waa subsequently recovered. No arresta have been made. Tna Scicids or Ma. Stbinbrhuxr.?Coroner Schlrmer yesterday held an Inquest la Tenth avenue, between Fifty-flret and Fifty second streets, en tbe body or Henry Bteiaberger, a German, thirty-nine yean of age, who committed suicide on Monday evening by cutting hi* throat with n raaor. The evidence adds red went to tfww tbet tbe dimmed was a man of intemperate habits and bad long been out of employment, which made him melancholy and low spirited. He returned home Intoxicated, and, going Into the bedroom, took hla moor from tbe case and cut Me throat from ear to ear. | Bfell to the floor and died In a few momenta afterwards ? hemorrhage. The verdiet of the jury waa In ac ?rdance with the foregoing facta