Newspaper of The New York Herald, March 25, 1873, Page 7

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated March 25, 1873 Page 7
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THE ERIE INVESTIGATION. TESTIMONY OF 8. L. M. BARLOW. A Lengthy Statement of the Overthrow of the Bonld Administration and the Me&na Used to Accomplish It?The Exorbitant Fees Paid to Lawyers?Influencing Legislation? Genera] Sickles' Little Bill ot 950,000 for Services Bendared?Behind the Eeenes in the Erie Bail way Offices. The Assembly committee resumed the investigation yesterday morning at the Fifth Avenue Hotel w at ten e'clocX. All the members of the com mitee were present, Mr. naBcoca in me cuiur. no witnesses were examined at the hotel, as the committee immediately adjourned to the Erie Railway alOces for the purpose of having access to papers which were to be brought In as evidence. The sesWon was held in the directors' room. Mr. Watson, President of the road, was present, and one or two of the directors. 8. L. M. Barlow was the first witness called, lie testified as follows:?I was counsel for BischoOSheim & Goldscbinld at the time the change in the Erie direction was made; 1 took an aetlve part in that change; some time In Febrn* h ary Mr. P. A. Lane said to me that it would not be difficult to Becnre the resignation of the majority af the Brie directors if the proper measures were used; berore 1 consented to undertake any part In the business pledges were asked of me, the nature of which have been teld by Mr. O'Doherty; I was then told of the nature of the steps which were about to be made; I commnnisateo with my iriends on the other side, and the names of a number of persons were sent on as proper persons for directors; Mr. Lane then said that it wonld require $1,000,000 to buy up the directors; this large sum was not at first objected to, and'l sent a telegram to London stating that compensation would be required, leaving a blank for the amount, which was afteiVards filled up by Mr. Lane for the amount of $300,000 instead of the larger sum; as I was engaged as counsel for General Sickles in a similar suit, I sal^that I must Impart the nature of Lane's plans to him; Sickles, un hearing of it, assumed control of the matter, and called en McHenry to send the money to him Instead or to me; the money was sent to him; exactly $800,000; a.ter some consultation between Mr. Thompson and myBclf it was finally agreed that the directors should resign and my nominees be legally elected. I DISBURSED THE AMOUNT myself; Lane and Thompson got $67,600 each, Archer $40,000 and White $26,000; some days alter I was teid by Lane that the whole plan would fail sxcept 1 would puy Mr. O'Doherty $60,000 and an associate of his, Colonel Gardiner, the same sum; he said that except those men were paid the whole plan would fall; 1 agreed to pay them $25,000 each the event of the scheme^ being successful; the hiiiy other sum 1 ever heard ofiiemifdisbursed was the snm naid to General Sickles lor his services (hiring the lour or live months he was here; there were other smaller sums paid to counsel; immediately after the organization of the new Hoard a tetter was submitted from Generftrsickles stating th at the stockholders on the other side had paid his expenses and claiming a large compensation for his services; the mutter was reiorred to a committee, consisting of General MoClellan and Mr. fcStebbins, who reported that as they were only appointed to All vacancies they did not think themselves Instilled in authorizing the payment ol very large claims; $40,000 was, however, paid for expenses to General sickles on vouchers presented by him w (Or him: at the new election in July It was represented by Mr. Mcflenry that the total amount paid by the London stockholders was $80,0000, Including a large compensation paid to General Sickles and $60,000 to a man named Crouch; at a meeting of stockholders held Borne time after, representing (60,000,000, it was recommended that the directors Should take some steps to have the expenses paid, hot the recommendation, according to my kuowiodge, has never been acted upon, although the stockholders In England have consented to accept half the sum; Uischoflfechelin's account has never been closed, although the stocks have been transferred to the new agency of the London Banking Association; I have always thought that the claim to pay the expenses was a proper one, but there has been an unwilbngaess on the part of some of the directors to bring the matter ap; there has been no action taken by the Board relative to settling Bischofftbeim's claim: I know of no other sums being paid azoept what 1 have named to bring about tne change; when the new Board came into power on the 9th of March It was lound that $3,000, ooo was owing by tne Company to the friends of the old directors, and as they pressed us lor the amount BANKRUPTCY STAKED THE COMPANY In the face; 1 telegraphed to Blschoffshelm, offering the consolidated bonds to be placed on the urket: an answer was returned In a lew hours, the money was received, and by that means the Company was saved; the common bonds were held ehleily by Qould, who had bought them up; toe consolidated bonds could not be sold In London, until the bends in the hands of Gould were recovered; negotiations were entered Into with Ooald, and the bonds were finally recovered; Messrs. lloman k Green, the London directors, were appointed to negotiate with Blschofffcnelm: the negotiation was satisfactorily concluded anu as a result the bonds were all sold, and the actual profit to the company was about two million dollars; as rapidly as the bonds were sold Btschofishelm was repaid for the advances made; on the first of January last $2,COO,000 was still In the hands of liischoffBhelm, and the London Banking Association agreed to take these bonds at ninety-one oonts; when Mr. Homan came over In July he was aaked why so large a commission was paid and be said It was no larger than any outer London lianker woald have charged for Bimllar service; J. V IfAPdran Jr <4nna warn nolH Ann sA?.mi?oiAn although the bonds they bad to sell were not negotiated by them; Homaa was not, I thin It, one of the men who advanced money to effect the change; BISCHOW8HEIM * GOLDSOilMIO were in the ffret instance agents for the English stockholders In making the disbursement!; they did not claim that the large commission charged was more than they were actually entitled to, and did not hare reference to services performed ; I assume that the amount actually in the hands of Bischofffckeim Is the ?80,000 which they claim Is due to them; the bonds were payable In London and New York; the rate of Interest charged la London was the same to the Erie Railroad as to any other road; 1 have heard that Blschoffshelm here always Insisted that this ?80.000 should always be paid to him; according to the contract Bischofthhelm was not to claim the two and a half per cent named except upon the bonds which were actually negotiable; and more than this, he has never asked; 1 omitted te state that the only sum aid to me and my firm lor the services rendered by me was $6,000, and since that time I have been paid half a year's salary at the rate of $10,000 a year; on Friday night, looking over my books, I find a payment of $600 to me, but the money docs not belong to me, and 1 know nothing of the payment; we had no written contract with the Farmere' Loan and Trust Company for $l8,ooo,ooo deposited wlin themtl don't know what commission they were paid; the contract with them was made before we obtained control of the road; the commisalon paid to Morgan A Sons was $71,ooo; it was paid by Blschoffshetm, although, as 1 said befoiy, no negotiation was made by him; the Farmers' Loan and Trust Company have rendered no acoonnt to the company; Blschofflhelm A Co. have made no claim upon the comoany for any commlsaion on the $18,000,000 held by the Farmers' Loan and Trust company; when the Idea was started in the newspapers that BischolTshclm was to be paid In advance of the sale of the bonds I wrote to London and received an answer stating tbut the statement was incorrect, no commission being charged except on what were actually sold; U at any time during the thirty-three years any of the bonds are issued they are entitled to their commission ; it was Intended Hint if all the bonds were sold the same commission was to be charged; I sought to protect the company against paying commission on bondsjwhich were not Bold, ami 1 think i uiu au-, niHciiunaneim ? ro, nave a commission of two anil a hall per cent absolutely on the whole amount ol the bonds, but they can only draw this on the lx?nds actually disposed or; 11 the securities were withdrawn lrom tneui now and given to another party they would be entitled to 170,000 for giving up their contract; on the last Issue of $10,000,000 convertible bonds issued by ns they were paid tti<; same amount ol commission; the Kile Kaitroad Company stands much higher in credit now thaj it did a year ago, the Inst Issue 01 Erie bonds being the most successiul American loan that was ever placed Of'IN THK ElKOFKAN MAKKKT; the bonds taaen by the London Hanking Association netted the compnny par; If the Farmers' Loan and Trust company Issue the bonds held by them there is nothing, to prevent Mschoffsheim lrom claiming his commission; the Farmers' Loan and Trust Compuny arc merely the custodians of the bonds lor the Erie Railroad; UiscboitHiieim wonld be entitled to hts commission even ir they were not stamped by him, tint thai is an improbable occurrence, as the bonds are utteily nnsalahle without his stamp; the services they perforin are to ' give the bonds trie credit of the London market: they undertook no liability except their credit all ver the Continent; the signing by HiscliohVUelm is a certification that the hoods are genuine: the service rendered by Hlschodlsheini k, Co. saved the company from insolvency, and the commission charged by them was not too mnch in view of the great laurwt* Utey rendered to as; t$e 1 NEW YOKJ advance made by them wu the moat courageous 1 have ever heard of: we would haVc accepted the loan in the position m which we were placed at twenty percent; there were no efforta na an a company to place the bonds In the bands of auy other JUm; oif whole cre<Iit was?uem the flrut instance to the change of management; In the second place to the assistance rendered to us by dlschoflwheim * Co.: before we cuuie into power the bonds were not salable; ttuder the direcctou of the Board of Directors I was about to commence proceedings against Mr. Gould to recover Dross him for $3,000,000 of bonds which bad been bought by Mr. Gould at a low rate; but In making Inquiries 1 found that it would be diScult to establish the lact that he had not bought them at their full market value, > and the salt was therefore dropped; the rise in the value of the bonds was not simultaneous with the rise in the stock; If the bonds were placed on the market bv any other first class London banking boose I suppose they would have sold as well as by Blschoflhheim, bat they have, I think, better facilities for placing securities upon the market, through their connections in England and upon the Continent, than any other firm, and it never entered into the minds or any of the directors to place the bonds In any other house after what they had done for us; if a loan was hawked areuud ou the London market before it was issued, it would probably kill it: the commission was not an anosual one; 1 have been counsel within a year for a railroad company In whfch $15,000,000 01 bonds were issued at the same rate; I know of a similar negotiation which la now going on for the issue of $23,000,000 at the same rate, two and a half per cent: 1 nave no knowledge of Bischeflbhelm having sold any of the bonds at a greater rate than they nave accounted lor; the advances made by Biscboffshelm had nothing whatever to do with tne contract; l ao not wins any otner nonuon banking hooae would nave made an advance to ua at tbe time; there ia no one at this time in thia conn try who can tell anything personally of the manner in which tbe contract was made in London at the time; it was made by the London dircctora; there waa no opposition made by any of the directors here to the terms of the contract, as we . thought it would be moat advantageous; mschoffsheiin's account was rendered in last January; the only item in dispute between us is the ?80,000 which they claim as half the expenses for inaugurating the new Board; 1 don't thlnx the Erie Company Intend to make any claim upon HIhchorrebeim M Go. for this sum; I would certainly resist any such claim, aa I think they are eutitled to tbe sum through every consideration of fair play and justice; the amount expended in the campaign against Gould was Detwcen seven and eight hundred thousand dollars, all of which was paid before tbe nth oi March; we have mauc the Issue of the convertible bonds at a higher rate than any other loan ever placed upon the London market; I have never heard what the exact amount PAID TO GENERAL SICKLES for his services was, but 1 understand it was a large sum; I believe Mr. McHeary advanced $250,000 to meet the expenses of the movement and he has never received any benefit Irom the rise in the stock; if the Block bad fallen Instead of having risen the gentlemen who advanced the money weuld have bad no claim for compensation; they would simply have made a rash attempt to reBtore the Eric Railroad to credit and failed; the statement made that Itlschoffsheim stills holds m his hands $1,200,000 out of the proceeds of bonds sold is a pure fabrication and has no inundation in lact; the only reason 1 can give for BischoiUBheim advancing the money was. I believe, to put the railroad into the hands of an honest administration; 1 cannot tell what other motives the gentlemen had In making these advances: I do not pretend to analyze their motives; neither one 01 the three London directors was a member of the London firm of bankers and nad no connection with it; the gross amount received by Uischoifchelm on commis Hion np to uie present lime wouia, i trunk, be about two hundred thousand dollars; Mr. Lane was the only person who made the arrangement personally with the old Hoard ot Directors to make them retire; 1 saw none of them, except Mr. Thompson; Mr. Rainsdell received nothing, and did not retire; he was most anxious for a change, and 1 understood he was ready to vote for It: 1 beard of no arrangement being jpudo with him whereby the contract he holds ov6r the traffic of the Erie Railroad should be extended; when General Dlx was first asked to take a seat at the Dg&rtfie d??tm?a, cttt he JLttgliy thought that if was a cSufyne owed to the public to accept; General McClellan and Messrs. Tr&vefs and Sherman consented from the same motives; 1 have seen a statement that a letter was written to Mr. Gould by General Sickles, promising the former Immunity: I think I have seen the letter in the hands of Mr. Gould, but I am not sure: General Sickles never told me In terms that such an arrangement was made: there was no compromise made on the Oth of March between Mr. Gould and the new directors to my knowledge; on the Monday night after the election, when Mr. Gould was occupying one hall of the building and we the other, one of the old directors came to me and said that the company would suffer from the disarrangement, and that Mr. Gould would be willing to come to an arrangement by which he could resign, on condition or a release: a meeting was arranged between Mr. Gould and ' myself and the terms of the negotiation were entered upon; as I was a director 1 did not feel myself JustlUed In assenting to an arrangement myself, and I named General Sickles, who immediately aw Mr. Gould; the new Board of Directors were then In session in this room, and some time after General Sickles came in and said that Mr. Gould had surrendered unconditionally; I don't know whether General Sickles had made any other arrangement, though GOULD AFTERWARDS CLAIMED HE HAD the resolution passed at a subsequent meeting of the Board, directing that (31,100 be paid to the Mew York Central tor our share of the legislation procured In Albany, but I. don't think the amouu t has ever been paid; the claim was an informal one, merely stating that a large snm bad been expended In Albany lor counsel and agents; i uou i rcuiemuer uy wuvui me mutter was urougilt up; It was a subject of common talk; I don't remember by whom the statement was made at the Board that the claim shonld have been paid; it may have been made by myself; the reason why the bill has never been paid, 1b that vouchers have to be presented to the treasurer for the actual amounts expended, and these were never presented: the claim was that the Central Railroad, in and about the Legislature of Albany, had spent abont one hundred thousand dollars; General Dix was President of the road at the time the resolution came up; the money had been expended during the Gould administration; there was no one's name mentioned who knew anything of the payment of the money; the sum was fixed by the directors at $31,111, without any other evidence being before them; there waa CONSIDERABLE DISSENSION about the payment of the amount, the question arising as to the proportion which we should bear; among other measures which were Bought to be defeated by the payment of this money was the question of local-rates and pro rata freight bills; I don't know from whom the statement was received on the part of the New York Central; I don't know what the nature of the expanses incurred in Albany was; we had the assurance of the New York Central that the money had been expended, and we believed that the Brie Railroad were honorably entitled to nat its share sf it: no check was ever sent to tbe central for the amount and afterwards returned; I think the entire arrangement with the Mew York Central was on the part of tbe Oould administration; I know that the new Board as well as the old one were very much interested In some bills In Albany, particularly the Pro Rata Freight bill, and one or two of the directors and my partner, Mr. McFarland, went up to argue against it; there were no terms of compromise net ween Oould and Sickles made known to tbe Board; I am inclined to believe that tbere was some arrangement made between General Sickles and Gould on the morning after we took possession, but It was never communicated to ns; I think there was $6,000 paid to James Thompson; General sickles told me so; be was employed by General Sickles to help to get up the facts of tbe case for General Barlow; Mr. Thompspn Is a member of the Nsw York Bar: Judge Porter was also retained in tbe case; all the counsel was employed by General Sickles: for what puroose some of them were engaged I don't know; 1 cannot state what services Mr. Goodrich rendered. The examination of Mr. Barlow was concluded at this point, and the committee adjourned until fonr o'clock. At four o'clock the members went in'o executive session In the Erie Railroad offices for t he purposes of examining books and papers. The investigation will be resumed this morning at tbe Kit lb Avenue Hotel. ANOTHER BRUTAL OUTRAGE BT A NEGRO. ( roKr.ETOWN, Del., March, 24, 1873. t eleven o'clocl. this morning, while the daughter of John Lank, a respectable gentleman, residing near Rebobotli elation, six miles from here, was returning from the house of her uncle, she was accosted by a negro named Joseph Ureen, or Burton, who tore otrner clothes and violated her person. After the asr.ault Burton fled, and the girl, who Is nearly fifteen years old. managed to reach her father's residence, where ?ne made known the fac(s. The male population of the neighborhood are searching lor Burton, and it is believed be will be lynched If caught. MORE DETECTIVE WORK BY THE ATLANTIC CABLE- , Boston, March 24, 1873. John Keddte and bin son Andrew, Mcoteb emigrants, who arrived in the steamship Malta yesterday under the name of Sfcott, have been arrested on a cable despatch irom Edinburgh, charging them with serious frauds. They will be held until the arrival of an Edinburgh officer with the necessary papers lor t heir extradition. The nature of their oflhnce is not disclosed. THE FRANKLIN BANK TRAGEDY. Titosvillk. Pa., March 24, 1873. The Jury in the case of Thomas F. Anderson, the bank officer, who shot himself dead on March 14, have returned a verdict of insanity. The Investigation was most searching ami exhaustive, ami the evidence proved conclusively that Mr. Anderson was deranged when he committed suicide. The bauk accounts are strictly accurate, and no possible motive existed for the sad occurrence. The rcsalt of the Inquest proved conclusively that the trust reposed in deceased was uot violated and that he made no improper disposition of bin employer' a fundi. ? HKKALD, TUESDAY, * FANNY HYDE'S ARREST. TMe Alleged Mardeiress of fitoorge W. Watton Again In' Brooklyn. Detective Miller, of the Washington pohce, arrived in Brooklyn last evening, having in charge Mrs. Fanny Hyde, the alleged murderess of George W. Watson. Mrs. Hyde baa been wanted (or some time pasNDy District Attorney Bntton, who canned that (act to be telegraphed to Washington, whither It waa thought she had gone, and other cities. It may be remembered that Fanny was tried in the Court of Oyer and Terminer in April laat, when the jury disagreed. She was subsequently admitteo to bail in $2,600, but last January, when the District Attorney desired to try her again, she did not appear, and he afterwards took the measures described to secure her arrest. The bail was alao forfeited. Mrs. Hyde was found on Sunday morning by Detective Miller at the residence of a Mrs. Clegget on Myrtle street, Washington, where she bad been living lor some time. Her husband was not living with her. He is still In Brooklyn. Mrs. Hvde. after being admitted to bail, proceeded to Washington and took up her residence with her mother-in-law, Where, however, she remained bnta comparatively short time. When informed by the officer of the object of Iiih visit, she expressed a willingness to accompany him to Brooklyn and said that she wished to have her case settled at once. She appeared very we.l and was quite cheerful until she arrived In Brooklyn when she began to weep. She soon recovered from her despondeucy, however, and upon her arrival at the Police Central Office, corner of Court and Livingston streets, was cheeriul again, and talked quite ireely with some acquaintances. District Attorney Brltton was Informed of the presence of the prisoner and had her taken to the Washington street police station for the night. He proposes to move for trial at the next Oyer and Terminer, which will be held in April. The killing of George W. Watson, on the 86th of January, 1872, by the prisoner, Funny Hyde, created a great deal of excitement in Brooklyn, and the trial which lollowed was one of the most interesting that have ever taken place iu Kings county. Watson was engaged in the manufacture of ladies' hair nets on First street. Eastern District, and tne prisoner was one or his employes. She had been on terms of improper Intimacy with him, but atterwards married and endeavored, as she states, to load a blameless llle. Watson sought to renew his improper relations with her. She resisted, und on the day In question, In a tit of trenzy In consequence of his pursuit, sue shot htm dead on the slalrwuy of his factory. The defence on the trial, which was for murder in the ttrst degree, was temporary insanity. The trial was courtncnced on Monday, and the following Saturday afternoon the case was given to the jury, who, being unable to agree on that day, were locked up over night. On Sunday morning they were brought into Ceurt, and still being unable to agree upon a verdict, Judge Tappcn discharged them. They stood ten for acoulttal and two lor conviction. WILL THE GAS HEN STRIKE? Interviews with the PrcHldenta of the Gne Companies? Mo Trouble Apprehended in the Upper District*?Propn. hlllty of u Strike In the District Below Grand Street. Will the gtiB men strike ? Will tlie city be wrapped In darkness ? These were questions which gave rise to a good deal or discussion yesterday. A IIerald reporter called on the lending representatives or the ditrereut gas companies to ascertain if they apprehended any serious trouble with their men. The reporter first called at the Manhattan Gaslight Company, No. 4 Irving plaee, which employs aliont one thousand men and supplies the immense district between Grand and frhirtft-toyrth streets. The President was not in, but Mr. Carpenter) the Assistant Vice President, said the company was prepared for any contingency that could possibly arise. They had reduced the wages ol' their men from $4 and $1 AC to $3 50 and $a a day. The men were working from this day at the new rates, he said. The reporter saw General Charles Rooinc, the President, late in the niternoon. General Kooine, who received the reporter with much courtesy, said"Our men have manifested a unanimous desire to work at the reduced rates, and we do not apprehend the slightest difficulty. i may as well correct some mistakes which several journals have made, it Is true the men work twelve hours, but they do not work incessantly. They charge their retorts only oucc in live hours; it takes them twenty-five or thirty minutes. During the rest el the time they have to throw in the coke occasionally to keep up the fires. It Is not an unhealthy business. I read in a pc?|.'v:i ui kinuuiunj ??on nuvuv tut u could not live over three years while they were at thts work. The fact Is, we have some men at our works who have been with us thirty years. You see, last year we rnlsed their wages from $3 to $4 rather than give them eight hours, which would have UNSETTLED ALT, OUR BUSINESS ARRANGEMENTS. This was an additional expense 01 f n.0,000 a year. Meanwhile our other business expenses have vastly increased. Coal, for which we nscd to pay $6 75 to $7 a ten, now costs us $u 26 a ton. We gave tlicui a week's notice that we should have to reduce their wages fifty cents. They were all satisfied. Even at the new rates the wages of the stokers will be $1,277 a year ($3 50 a day), and those of the helpers, who just briug the coal, $1,006. This Is more than the majority of clerks receive, and this Is no 'skilled' labor at all. So all our men arc perlectly satisfied with the new rates, and, as lar as we are concerned, there Is not the remotest possibility of the city being wrapped in darkness." Mr. C. Vandcrvoort ismith, the Engineer, gave the reporter a similar statement, so that the residents of the district may leel sa c for the present. The reporter left to call at the office ol the New York Gaslight Company, corner Elizabeth and Hester streets, which supplies the district below Grand street. Mr. C. L. Everltt, the President, said that the company were determined NOT TO GRANT EIGHT HOURS. Their men bad held a meeting last week, and weuid bold another meeting on the 3lst, but he could net tell whether they wonld strike. The company were prepared lor any contingency, and the city?or this district, at least?would certainly not be shrouded in darkness. They could get new men immediately, without the slightest interruption to their business. They were paying now to zo unu hi ou. -iou nee, inure are a lew men who !ivc on strikes," Mr. Kverltt added, "and these Tew make all the trouble. They are otllcers of these societies, and do not work themselves, and when there arc no strikes their occupation Is gone. We have erected sleeping bunks and procured cooking utensils for over one hundred men, so that our new men?if we should have any?should not be exposed to any molestations in going to and returning from their work. The wages are liberal tor this clans ol men, and the business Is not an unhealthy one. The neighborhood of gas works is generally freer lrom disease than most others. There need be no alarm on tue part of the public if our men should strike. WK CAN OUT PLENTY OF NEW MEN, more than we want, and without the slightest interruption." The Metropolitan Gaslight Company, which supplies the district between Thirty iourth and Seventy-ninth streets, also intend to reduce the wages of their men flity cents, and anticipate no difficulty. The only district in which there is at present any probability of a strike Is the one below Grand street. The Herald reporter conversed with some of the men, but they said no decisive action would be* taken until the next meeting, which is to be held ou the 31st. THE ESCAPED CONVICT AND MURDERER, PERRY. ArniTBN, N. Y., March 24,1873. A reward of $1,000 is offered by the Bheriff of Cayuga county, N. Y., for the capture and return of Eugene Albert Perry, who effected his escape from the Jail of this county on the night of the 14th instant by knocking down and killing the jailer. Perry is described as being about tliirtr years of age, Ave feet eight inches In height, having light brown hair and a light mustache, which has been colored. Perry also has an India Ink band pricked on his left wrist and a star pricked between the biiuiou huh lurcuugtrr ui iiih icii iihihj. THE POCKETBOOK GRAB GAVE. John O'Neil was the name given by a yonng man who grabbed a pockctbooli last evening from the hands of Mrs. W. A. Rarnaby, of 100 Clinton street, Brooklyn. The lady was panning through Elliott place when the fellow seized the article In question and ran aways lie was pursued by a crowd or citizens, one of wnom attempted to arrest nlin, but the rogue dealt him a heavy mew, knocking him down. Detective Powers, who joined In the chase, succeeded In arresting the fellow in Fort Green place. The prisoner had in his possession a letter of recommendation and a memoranda, upon which was written the uamc of "William Smith, 141 Fortysecond street, Mew York." THE BR001LYH TABBMACLB. The energetic ladies of Dr. Tannage's congregation are lending Invaluable assistance to the enterprise of rebuilding the famous Brooklyn Tabernacle, whose destruction by lire was so startling an Incident in the history or the City of Churches last IV Inter. Under their auspices a ladles' fair

will open this evening in the Brooklyn Academy of Music, tc continue throughout the week, and wind up with the usual distribution of prizes on Saturday evening, the proceeds to be devoted to the completion of the new edifice. A feature of the iatr will be a daily paper, entitled tiie Tatternade, to be edited by Dr. Taimagc himself, whose trenchant pen will suffer it to be ao sleepy or prosy journal. I ARCH 25, 1873?UUADRUJ IMMIGRATION, The Head Honey Question and Its Effect* on Now York. How the CommiaBioners of Emigration Are Working Againat the Interest# of thia Port? What the Steamahip Official# Think of the Propoaed Bill?The Extra Tax To Bo Paid by the Emigrants? Where Does the Money Get That this country owoa Its establishment, Its progress una its prosperity to the influx of the poor and oppressed people of other nations Is a fact wblcb cannot he disputed. In a pamphlet published by Mr. Frederick Kapp, one ef the old Board r Commissioners 01 Emigration, this question was stated very fairly, In these words"People who are happy and comfortable at home do not emigrate ; the poor and oppressed only, who cannot find a fair reward for their labor In the land of their birth, or who feel themselves obstructed and thwarted in their religious or political aspirations, seek to better their oondition by a change of conntry." To audi as these, beyond a doubt, Is owing the settlement and development or the great West, and to such as these and their descendants Is owing, In a great degree, the triumphs of the late war and the consequent preservation of the Union. It cannot for a moment be gainsaid, therefore, that any action by private corporations or legislative bodies which tends In any degree to retard emigration must militate severely against the interests of the eptire nation, and particularly against the interests of that port or portion of the coantry where any KXTHA AND UNNKC'ESSAKY EMBAKOO Is laid ou the progress of the business connected with or directly interested in the transportation of aliens to these shores. These remarks are called ror by a bill which is now before the State Legislature providing lor an Increase of the "head money," or commutation 'fee, paid by the owners of vessels carrying emigrants to this eountry into the treasury of the city for the Commissioners of Emigration. Previous to 1847 the emigrants were transported hither chiefly in sailing ships, and, being landed at some of the docks oil the East River front, were found to be an easy prey to runners, "scalpers" and thieves of all kinds. The Legislature, at the earnest solicitation of many of the lending citizens of this city, passed a law creating a board of commissioners, who should take full charge of the business and see that the emigrants were properly treated, cared for If sick or needy, and promptly forwarded to their chosen destination at the lowest practicable rates, in order that tnls might not be bUUK 11 uuiliru UII uUV l>lVA[l?jTCl 13 U1 1IIU DWK Ul city a system or commutation or "HiUI> MONEY" wan jstablishcd, by which the sum of $2 was collected for each alien emigrant landed. This was for the purpose of paying all expenses incurred by those emigrants who were obliged to remaiu here, and entitled the needy to be cared for during five years. This commutation was raisedjo $2 60, and in the course of a lew years the Commissioners had a large balance to their credit in the several banks of deposit. In 1810 it was found that the financial condition of the Commission was such as to warrant a reduction of the "head money'* to |1 60, and as the Commission at that, time passed, like ail other departments, into tbe power of the great dictators and directors of the local was found expedient to make a great show of economy in their lavor and against their prcdocessors. The system or squandering which'marked the administration of other departments soon showed itself, liewever, in the management of Castle Garden, so that the Commissioners, in their last report, estimate that at the end of the current year there will be a delicti of at least $&luoo. The bill now before tue State Legislature, by which it is proposed to create an INCHKASK Of TIIK flKAD HONEY, as may readily be undersiood. is one in which every citizen of this city and mate is directly interested. it has hitherto attracted apparently vrA?... li + tln t i.M. ..i Vn o k.nt ?CI j Iiniu uitvuuuu III jvim, null mc UH/a iib of other Seaport towns have shown mat they fully appreciate tuc importance of the measure and ure getting ready to take advantage of the consequences should the Legislature be so short-sighted, or be so blinded from any cause as to pass the bill, and the Governor by any possibility sign it or allow It to become a law. For the purpose of ascertaining the opinion entertained by the chief forwarders?steamship and railroad companies?a reporter of the Herald called on several of the principal agents for the purpose of obtaining their views on the question. The first agent called upon was Mr. William Covcrlcy, junior member of the firm of Henderson Brothers, of the anchor link, plying between this port and Glasgow. Mr. Coverley seemed to be thoroughly an /nit on the question ol the general management of the emigrant business in tills city, and expressed himself very decidedly, as may tie seen from the lollowing conversation Herald Reporter?Mr. Coverler, I nave called to ascertain yonr views regarding the effect of the bill now before the Legislature, providing for an increase ot the commutation money for emigrants. mrt. Covkrlky?My candid opinion is that it is against the interests, not only of the steamship companies, but most decidedly against the interests of this city and this State. The people here may stand It, but the steamship companies will not. They cannot. The cost of running a steamer is now so much greater than It was last year that every extra penny imposed for commutation fees must be paid by the emigrant. There is not the slightest doubt about that. reporter?The extra dollar provided for in this new bill would, in your opinion, then be imposed on the emigrant 1 Mr. Covkrlky?Undoubtedly. At least on snch of them as insisted on coming to this city. hei-uktek?i/o me sicsinsnip companies lnicnu to make a light against this hill t Mr. Covkki.ey?I cannot say;but I think not. The matter was spoken or last December, when we got an intimation that this Increase would be attempted, and a committee was appointed to look after the matter. Mr. I'rancklyu, or the Cunard line, wan chairman of that committee, and I have not heard of any action having been taken, so I dare say there has been nothing done, and probably nothing will be done. Reporter?Will the companies let it go by default t Mr. Coveri.ey?The companies are now making very little from the cmigiant'tr&rtic, and you may be snre that thk companies wii.t. not be at ttlb 1.098 Of this extra imposition. The way we shall do will be to take those of our emigrants who want to go direct to the West land them at lloston, and let our steamers come on here with the cargoes. The Boston and Philadelphia and Baltimore people are taking advantage ol this matter. There are. no commotion fees, and although the facilities for landing emigrants are not quite as good as they are here, the fact that they can he sent to the West so much cheaper will tell in their lavor. The fare from Baltimore to Chicago is f 3 less than from New York, and from Boston |2 less. If this hill Is Eassed there will he $2 AO added here that will not c exacted in the other cities, and you see It will cost something like one poitnd i ms from other cities to the West than from New York, and that Is a big item ror emigrants to consider. Reporter?What necessity do yon think exists to call for this increase? Mr. Covkki.ey?None at all that I can see. We pay now all that it is worth to the Commissioners of emigration for keeping all the emigrants who are thrown on their hands. reporter?Alwiut what percentage of your emigrants remains here? Mr. Covkri.ey?Not more than one-flfth. However, we don't Intend to make anymore fuss about tho matter; hut I think you will flud the steamship people a nmt tn the opinion that this bill will aifect the emigration business of this port, as well as f hi* rnmnatil^fl The reporter thanked Mr. Coverley?who. by the way, lit the type of a One Scotch gentleman, pretty thoronghly Americanized?and wended hie way to the office ol the iwman i.1nk, where he found Mr. MchoIMn, the passenger agent, deeply immersed In the business of the company. After the usual formalities the following conversation took place Kiportkh?I have called to ask you how yon, as representative of a steamship company, regard this Mil now before the Legislature providing for an increase of the "head money"' Mr. Nicholson?1 think It is simply preposterous. It puts me lu mind of the old chieftains on the Hcotttsh border?If yon passed through thler lines you were obliged to pay your way. This whole business of commutation money Is now, along with many other things about Castle Harden, a great numuug. Why, that whole place is just as rotten as an over-ripe pear. The fact of the matter Is the emigration business Is entirely changed. When the Commissioners of Emigration were originated It was undoubtedly a great boon. The emigrants were brought here In sailing ships and landed in all sorts of ways, alter which the ships would go on to ssme other place, perhaps, and the owners did not care for the emigrants. Mow It is different; the steamship >?ra pastes have ipade it a part of then regular bum PLK SHEET. ness, and t? m td thou interest to have the emigrants properly fronted hotb on board tUe vessel and alter their arrival. Ho 1 ttuuk the Coinmis' "ioaere have outlived thou usefulness. Rbportrr?Should thin hill para would your compauy iucreuHo the passage to this port ? Mr. Nioiiuijion?Certainly. We must. Why, jnet look; here le a letter irom Mr. inuiau which 1 have lurtt received. (Reading froin the letter.) "Coal baa advanced irom seventeen shillings to thirtyfive ablllings per ton; fresh beef from fifty-six shil> lingo to seventy-five shtlltsgs, and sverytiilng else Ilk proportion." Now, what cam we do t This thing ' was done some years ago. We went to Albany and laid before the committee what 1 then thought most ' convincing argument*- The Castle Garden people Inst sent np some other kind of argaments (with a knowing smile) and the Mil went right through. Ob, no, we shall net attempt any fierce opposition, but will send all the passengers we can to Boston , Uk oar regular passenger steamers. Rkforter?Yon are decidedly of the opinion, tbss, that the increase will fall on the emigranta r Mr. Nicbolson?Undoubtedly. In some parts of Swedes and otner parts of Europe where the people are very poor tney form KMIUHATION CLUBS. A number of people clob together, pay into a common fund, say two cents a week, until they have enough to buy a passage ticket. If they have , to secure an extra dollar It may threw them over a whole season, and the one whose turn it is to come '.most stay at home. Thus, yon see. the country loses irom each club the services of one stalwart man, at least. Rbforter?I lean that there is a great deal of opposition springing up in other cities. Mr. Nicholson?Or course there is. The Allen line, which runs to Montreal, is already taking away a great part of the trade, as the Grand Trunk Railway rates are so much less than those of our New York roads. If the extra tax Is levied (he steamships will certainly make the emigrants nav it. The reporter aext called at the offices ef the nat tonal link. and propounded questions similar to those above quoted, to Mr. Hurst the general agent or tho company. That gentleman in roply stated that he thought $1 60 was ample, and more than ample to carry on the business of the Commissioners. There is a great deal or money squandered somewhere. Where It goes to Is a question. They do the work very well at the Garden, as far as we can sec, so on that score we cannot complain. There is no doubt that the extra tux will full on the emigrants or their mends. Take, for instance, the case of a took servant 0irl who works hard to save a dollar or two a month irom her earnings so that she may pay the pussagc of some relative. The extra dollar will surely put her back a mouth, during whloh time she may lose her sitnatlon or may fall sick, and then all she has saved goes to pay doctors' bills. The Allen Line, for the purpose of Inducing emigrants to go to Canada, offers a bonus of a pound sterling (Or every emigrant. It cost our line $15,ooo more (or coal last year than It did the year before, and If any or the lines should lose a ship the profits of the whole year would be gone. We can now barely make ends meet, and if this bill passes we must put it on the emigrants. The Commissioners cannot show any good argument in favor or the Increase, and It should not pass. There Is no necessity for It. They have built permanent establishments with the emigrant fund. It was never intended to use that fund for such a purpose; but, even so, those buildings arc ail paid for. so that 1 cannot see what the increase is wanted for. The office of the WIJITK STAR LINK was next visited. Mr. J. 8. Gartner, tho passenger agent, lu reply to the reporter, stated tout as yet his company had taken no action on the question ol the Increase or commutation, as the line was tho youngest crossing the Atlantic. Whatever the other companies will do the White star Company will heartily co-operate with. He could see no necossltv ror tho increase, and he felt assured that it would militate greatly against the Interests of this city. Rkportkr?What do you think Induces this call for an increase f Mr. Gartner?Oh. I suppose they want a fat thing. Yon will find, 1 am sure, that the steamship companies urc a unit, and the Increase must be paid by the emigrants; It won't come out of the steamalpp jjqpipffuies.. - < uiis Awn fltiiosi'fl agent, Mr. R. 0. Cortts. In reply to similar questions. exnrcssen himself very decidedlv against the management of the emigrant basinet in $usUo Garden and on Ward's Island. He said that lie advocated the passage of a law which would compel lite steamship companion to take back any passenger whs should prove to be not capable or taking cure of h tinsel r. fie deprecated the fact that politicn had got mixed up with tne affairs at Castle Garden, and stated that when a certain man was named very recently as agent for the Krie Hall mail two or three ol the steamship companies protested and thought it was an outrage to make such an appointment; still the man could only do Ills duty there, and they could watch him pretty closely, iI it snonld be decided he should stay there. He instanced the case of a man who had been here seme three or four years and had become paralytic at Hamilton, Ohio. The CoinmisHiouor'g agent wanted onr line ta take the man buck to the old country. The line would not do It. The commutation uioney had bceu paid and ihcro was no law to compel them to take him back. Such a iuw, he said, should be passed, and then we would not iiuve such a case as the old woman who sells apples here on the corner and then goes up to Want's Island to spend the Wlufr there. The whole thing is bad, bad, Rir, and any increase must certainiv be paid ny the emigrant. Mmilar opinions were expressed by the representatives or the Cuuard, German ami other lines, and, it is sale to say. should the bill become a law, it will materially damage the bnsiiiesH at this port. There arc two lincanow running Into Baltimore; by next Summer there will be three running Into Philadelphia, and those of the New York lines that can affect such arrangements will land thctr emigrants at Boston. The Montreal line has been fully explained above, and between thess all and the ubsurd management of the Commissioners of Emigration the immense trade now brought to tills city will be entirely diverted. The bill referred to Ih being shoved along very quietly, but should not be permitted to become a law. DESPERATE CONVICTS. An Organised Plot Among the Prisoners in the Jail of the District off Colombia to Bscape?1Timely Discovery and Defeat of tlae Plan. Washington, March 24, 1873. A well-concocted plot of prisoners to escape from the jail of this district was recently discovered, but has just reached the public. The Jail guards, after being advised or It, made diligent search aud round in the cell of Tom Wright, the alleged Rogeiski murderer, a large crevice In tha wall, and on examination a large brass key was found, which on trial fitted the cell door. The key had been altered to something the style or a skeleton, one hall the barrel being filed down and the flange also altered to Halt the lock. Where or by whom it was done could not be ascertained, but It was evidently the work of an expert. A further look whs taken, but nothing additional found after the discovery of the key. One of the guards remembered that several nights ago as be was making his rounds the door of Wright's cell waH iound unlocked, aud, although It was a remarkable circumstance, lie concluded that, by some accident, the jailer had failed to lock it, aud, repairing the negligence, he passed on. Further search was made, and a few davs afterwards several fine saws j were found among the prisonersO'ilrleu is mentioned as having been in the plot, which was arranged several days ago. The guards made a search aboui them, and tho result was that on Friday they discovered that some of the prisoners bad been working at the bars of the window in the corridor and had already loosened one of them, makiug an aperture large enough for a small boy to crawl through. The cells were then closely examined, aud it was found they had been at work there also, as In one or two or them a number of bricks had been removed from the wails. Among the crowd were several desperate characters. and if the yard had been gained they would have hesitated at nothing to complete the Job. Alter the discovery the entire party were searched. and tlie onlv tooi iound wus the handle of a tooth brush, and they asserted positively that It was the onlv thing thev had, and that the work had been done without It. It la known who were the ringleaders In the movement, and three of the worat of them were Immediately ironed, and will continue to be for some time to come. A COUJJTY MUDDLE IN MARYLAND. Bai/mmokk, March 24, I87:t. The report that a nerica of peculation*, extending back acvcateen years, had been discovered in the County Court of Towsontown has no foundation whatever. No member of the Court has been charged with the peculation or misappropriation of moneys. Towsontown la the county seat of Baltimore county. In the change of venue many trials are removed Iron Baltimore city to the Baltimore county Court at Towsontown and vice versa, and the question la whether the costs and expenses Incident to these trials have hcen respectively paid. The city commissioner of Baltimore claims that Baltimore county owes the cltj IW HIV BAIICURfH VI me inaiB IVUIOT'-U IIUIU lUtlll- < more city. The matter is now undergoing investigation. THE MURDER MARIA IN VIRGINIA. Richmond, March 24,197a. The Senate Committee on Conrtn of Justice lias reported a bill proponing to amend the st.atntcs of the State so an to give a Jury the dlncretlon to aay, In finding a verdict for murder in the Ornt degree, whether the prisoner shall be hanged or Imprisoned for life. Thin bin wan taken up to-day, and wan warmly discussed, the republican members supporting ft almost, unanimously. Its opponents ridiculed ll as a Nsrthcraism and a measure practically effecting the total abolishment, of capital punishment. The recent executions in New York and other states have given thin subject an unusual interest, list at present there Is scarcely a prospect that A will pane. ' 7 THE EL PASO RAILROAD. Testimony Before the Criminal Court of Parin. General Fremont's Adjustment of Ac- * counts with His Brother-in-Law. Where the Money of the French Subscribers Went. Bj our French files of newspapers which have juat arrived we have further disclosures with reference to the aperatious of the Trans-Continental, Memphis and Pacific Railroad. The proceedings of the trial now going on at Paris show that out of 803 miles of railroad to which French subscriptions were invited 748 mites have never been surveyed. On the 4th of February, 18M, the Legislature, of Texas passed a law sanctioning the Memphis, HI Paso and Pacific Railroad. A subscription ot $40,000,000 was opened, and about $1,000,000 was rAnnivAd which t.h#> wmrlra wpi*a hncriin im mediately afterwards these works were suspended, the civil war broke eut, and when that came to au end the company had a capital, a floating debt ot some (SO,ooo and the conditional promise of the concession of lands, subject to the prior comple> tion or the line. It was then that GENERAL FREMONT 1IKCAMB PRESIDENT OK TBI COMPANY. Without seeking to obtain the further aid of American capital he turned his attention to the resources which might be lound in France. The first thing was to obtain a quotation of tne shares on the Paris Bonrse and to issue shares. The actors in this scheme were, flrst, (iencral Fremont, then Baron Oantdrde-Bollleau, former Consul Uencral of France and oltlcer of the Legion of Honor, a person well adapted to Intervene at critical moments and to guarantee the uprightness of the undertaking to the French government, to financiers and to the investing public. Then came M. Probst, an old contractor In Mexico, having a thorough knowl. edge of America, who undertook any amount of responsibility upon condition that he received a compensatory commission upon sules, purchases and investments. A railroad engineer named Lasslgnol was found* who assisted in the negotiation and drove hard bargains; also a bunker named Crampon, whu maintained that the bonds ol the railroad were first: rate stock and duly QUOTED ON THE NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE, and that Congress Imd voted a guaranteed rate ot interest, and that the railroad wus also in running order for a largo portion of Its length. Then caian Puradis, now dead, who was at the head of titer Tivages Financiers, a company which leadlly embarked in all new enterprises, one Auifermanu, who had a large local Knowledge of the country, was also found useful in launching the new project. A statement was inserted in a Now York paper to the effect that first mortgago land bonds six per cent of the Memphis, F1 l'aso and Pacific Bali road Company, principal and inturcst payable in gold, are offered at 1 or,, in paper, by ffodgskln, Itandall Jtr fin final An(V/ti*m>11111 YlMiAtwtliia 1.i...,i l... .n. procured the following certificate was obtained by Aulferinann and forwarded to Kurope By order of tho < foutiolt of Directors it is certified that that the first mortgage land lunula ot the lands of ilia Memphis, I'll I'nso and f'nciilc Unilroad Company, iesiuuV in two series or SR,00o,U0i) eacii, in ileinnnlua.i'iis of $luU aud $i,U00, ajrj; adinltiua to negotiation upon the f ew York Exchange. The merits of tho company were vaunted in many French newspapers, anil the consequence was that the French public look up the bond t 10 a it large sum. Tnterest was paid upon these sub rriptions for Home time. After the subscribers failed to secure further payments proceedings were commenced, which were Interrupted, and have only recently been resumed. The following is the statu of accounts ascertained to have existed when lite law intervened. Tho total amount of bonds taken up was 20,643,470 francs. or that amount tbure was paid for materials purchased 2,760,000 francs. At the time the books were seized by process of law there remained in hand but 2,030,282 francs. Theie is. therefore, 10,335,418 francs to be accounted for. The explanation is that 637,000 francs was spent in launching the liMr, k,460,00* in allowances and commissions which the uccused have received; 890,000 francs lor the repurchase ol securities stolen or forged, 1,980,000 fi ancs ror the payment ol interest, and u,4tio,ooo italics forwarded to New York, of this last amount (iencral Fremont and his coadjutors are alleged to have received 3,500,000 francs as commission, and as to the remainder no account has been given. UUUKT I'UOCKEDINUS. From the proceedings belore the Police Correctionaclle at Paris we take the following excerpts:? TE.TTIMONY OP MB. CRAMTON, who waa well known tor his large dealings in the Paris Bourse some years ago :? By tho Court?(ieueral Cluseret, who had lived la America, denouueed the enterprise, did he notr Mr. Crampon?Yes, that is so, but en our side we hud General Fremont; Mr. Curtis, United States Minister at Ht. Petersburg; Baron GaaldrleBollleau, former French Consul at New York, and their united testimony confronted his. Eventually, however, Mr. Souriglves la the Kdairmr financier, attacked the scheme. I thought that au enterprise that had 210,000,000 of francs as capital was solid. Mr. Llsslgnol then went to America and brought back statistics which exploded the affair, uud tne American newspapers of the period also denounced it. 1 maintain that I was only an agent in the affair, and not a principal. I waa referred to Baron tiauldrCe-Boillean, who spoke very highly of General Fremont, and that settled the matter in my mind. MR. MAONIN'H TESTIMONY. He commenced by stating that the emission oi bonds was brought about by the talse signature ol a man named Hpcncer, who was an imaginary personage: how I'robst and iasslgnoi had endeavored to obtain through General Fremont the quotation of the bonds in New York, but that Consul Hoillead had said no quotations of the bonds could be had until the construction ot the road wan completed; to which Probst and LlHSignol replied, "Tne BONUS MUST BE QUOTED AT 10S," which would make the effective value of the bond 3,900 francs; I believe that only four miles ot tha road have been constructed; 13,000,000 of francs have been received by General Fremont, Auffermann, Gauldrce-Bollleau, Paradis, Crampon, Probst and Lissiunol: Huron Uauldrce-ltoillcnu has re. celved francs for commission, according to vouchers. TESTIMONY OF BARON O. BOILI.K AIL By the Court?You apeak In your correspondence of the difncultlea or obtaining a quotation in the New York stock Exchange. Karon Uoilleau?I had no hand in that business. Bv the Court?Probst declares that you wanted to be heavily rtubaidlr.ed. Karon Uoilleau?That ia untrue; ror I had no interest in the affair; I received 248 bonds, worth 7<X),ooor. from inv brother-in-law. General Fremont; we both married daughters of the late Senator Kenton, of Missouri; Fremont had made uutortunate speculations with the fortune or our lather-ln-law. WHEN FREMONT MARRIED HE WAS A SIMPLE LIEUTENANT, without fortune ami was ready to plunge into nnjr new enterprise which promised a fair gath; but he was unlortuuute in money matters, and Senator Kenton's estate soon went. Senator Ucnton died in 1868. I went to New York in 18?3, but our accounts had uot been settled and General Fremont, had spent much money lor election purposes. To settle affairs Fremont gave me the 248 oouds. I have no account or this transaction, ror General Fremont was my trlend ami brother-in-law. By the Court?When you received these bonds they were not officially quoted at New York?how, then, could you flx ihelr valuer Baron itoilleuu?I behoved thut the euterpriso would be successful. The Court then road u statement or Probst, who declared that by order of Geueral Fremont he had paid the Baron THS,;i20f. lor commission, whiel* Probst and bisslgnol demanded should be refunded. Up Pnnnini l ao< rcfnrv of lhf? Hifn Mr Piimflpr admitted fiuvitiir received a boons of :>oo,onor. on account of expenses in negotiating trie bonds la France. A r&IOHTFUL FEATBICIDE. A You it a Nan Ohooti Ilia Brother Three Timet in the Prvtrncc of His Aged Father. Loiisvim.k, Ky., March 24,1873. A terrible tragedy occurred near Bardstown last Saturday. O. W. Uoltshouser, one of the oldest and most esteemed citizens, eras sitting In his jdlcc at about halt-past seven P. M., with his uo? married son, I), w. Uoltshouser, when bis married 1011, i. Uoltshouser, entered the door, and, without ipenklng, pulled out a navy revolver and shot hla mother, the ball entering the left breast and lodgng under the shoulder blade. The wounded roung mau arosfe iroin the chair, and an ic did so received another shot, entering tear his shoulder, when he Tell forward, receiving i third sliot on the crown of the head, the bail edging under tne right eye. The fratricide Immediately left the premises and has not boeu beard' ;om since. The cause of the murder Is supposed to be a fend jf several mouths' standing. All tno parties wer? Heretofore held in high esteem, and great excitement has been caused in the community by tue tragic affair. The father and mother of the young men are nearly seventy-live years of age, and M19 grief of the venerable people is heartrending.

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