Newspaper of The New York Herald, March 28, 1873, Page 4

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated March 28, 1873 Page 4
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4 THE COURTS. GEORGE FRANCIS TRAIN. He Is Brought from the Tombs by Habeas Corpus?He Appears Under Protest? His Appeal for the Occupants of Murderers' Bow?His Speech, Letter and Threat of Ao~ tion for Damages. A WALL STREET POOL. That Corner in Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad Shares -Despoiled Brokers on a Legal Fishing Expe? Tlw Vlch Th<iv Cllllffht UIUUI1 * UW ? BUSINESS IN THE OTHER COURTS. Proceedings in the Oyer and Terminer and General Sessions?Sawdust Swindlers Getting Their Deserts?Verdict in a Cotton Operation. John II. Broderlck, 224 East 123d street, and william O. Aldrich, St. George Hotel, were charged yesterday, before Commissioner Shields, with having given bogus bonds lor the release of Simon Donau, who bad been Indicted (or having been engaged in alleged Illicit distillation at the Spring Valley IMstillery, Rockland couutv^ The accused, who strongly deny the charge, gave bail to appear for examination. Michael K. Wilson, who has been charged with presenting to the officials of the Custom House au alleged false paper for the purpose of obtaining American registers for foreign vessels not entitled thereto, gave bail yesterduy bclore Commissioner Oaborn for examination. Philip Newman and Walter Devlin were yesterday placed upon their trial in the United States Circuit Court, before Judge Benedict and a Jury, on an indictment charging that Devlin had in the office of the District Attorney, and in the presence of one of the Attorney's asslsiants, falsely signed a bond in the name or Patrick Lilly, or College Point, for the release of one Christopher Flood, who lias been charged lor complicity in alleged Illicit distillation at Spring Valley, aud that New- j man was aiding aud assisting Devlin in the per- j petration or the fraud. The jury, after a few mln- i utes' consultation, convicted botli prisoners, who were remanded tor sentence. The trial of John Moorhead, who had been indicted lor dealing in what are called "the Greeley" Iractional currency stamps, was continued and concluded yesterday in the United States Circuit Court, before Judge Benedict and the Jury. Mr. Kouert in. wane ueicnuea t.nc prisoner, wno was acquitted. Tlie deputies employed under Mr. Oliver Fiske, the newly appointed United states Marshal tor tills ' district, wore sworn in yesterday before Judge blatcliford. An order was granted yesterday by Judge Fancber, holding Supreme Court, Chambers, appointing Judsou Javvis, Jr., already receiver in the case of McDonnell, one of the alleged Bank of England forgers, a receiver in the case of George Bidwell, alias G. c. Bonnell, an alleged con federate of McDonnell. An attachment was also granted against the property of the latter, this step being i taken to enable the receiver to take possession of | the package latelv coming through the Tost Office, j A firm oi stock brokers have instituted in tlie i Supreme Court a suit to recover $.100,000, out of j which they claim to have Decn victimized some two years ago through a "pool" operation in Chisago, Itock Island and Pacitlc ilntlroad shares. A report of some preliminary proceedings in the matter yesterday before Judge Kancher at Supreme Court, Chambers, will be found in to-day's law reports. It will be seen that the bitten brokers are peeking to discover the parties making up the pool so us to know accurately all the parties and make them jolut defendants in the action. GEORGE FRANCIS TRAIN. Th? Irrepressible George Is Brought Into Court Upon w Habeas Corpus?He I)e- claims Against the Authorities?A Picture of the Inner Life of the Tombs? His Speech to the Court and His Letter?1''Most Noble Felix, I Am Not Nad.'1 A very rich scene was enacted in the Supreme Court, Chambers, yesterday, the principal character being the irrepressible George Francis Train, who was arrested some lourtecn weeks ago on an indictment charging b!m with publishing obscene | Literature contrary to the statute in that case made and provided. From tnat tune to the present l George, so to speak, has been hugging his chains, and instead of the iron entering Into his soul, be seems to thrive upou the air of the Tombs, upon whtch he has been casting ' such withering aspersions of late. Whatever George's fancy may be, and whtch prefers the Tombs and Imprisonment to casting otf the cerement* of the Totnbs and again revisiting the glimpses of the moon as a free man, be is determined to stick, und actually is opposed to that liberation which so many of his uuioruinatc entombed associates pine after, but can hardly ever hope for. The action which brought hiin forth yesterday was none of tils seeking. George Is nothing It not a martyr, whether in the Hotel de Mile, Mar- | aeillcH; tn the Mtirshalaea in Dublin, or in the | Tombs ol New York. He is nothing when not sen- ! Rational, ami, tncrefore. the issuance of tne habeas | corpus which brougnt hiui to ligtn yesterday in the Supreme (Jour,, chamber-1, beiore Judge Kancher, was applied for by his friends, George, as usual, protesting. Train was brought ri et nririit frotn ills ceil in Murderers' How to the Supreme Court, Chambers, beiore Judge Kam-lier, on two writs of habeas corpus and certiorari, obtained against his wish i by ex-Attorney General Levi H. Chatfleld and Mrs. I Fletcher Bishop. For a man who, according to his ! own aooount, has been suffering from lever and ' ague *>r fourteen wceka, owing toihe unhealthy | condition of the Tombs, George looked uncommonly well. He was muiflcd up iu a pure South Sea seal skin coat, and carried a noaegay, like a coachman's, in his button hole. The court room was crowded in expectation of j his arrival. The good Mra. Rising looked quite pathetic in a corner, with a bouquet of (lowers m Tier hand, which she gracefully presented George when tie entered the court room. A long conference was held between Mr. Chatfleld and the Srisoner, wiio was the cynosure of all eyes, and Ir. Train read for hla counsel's benefit some remarks which he was about to make to the Court and which he got printed In slips. Whcu the case of THK PKOPLK AW AINST OKOlUJB FRANCIS TRAIN was called George tripped lightly to the lront and took up a place opposite District Attorney Phelps, 1 at whom he occasionally scowled, while his counsel moved for a discharge on the writ. Mr. i'hulps briefly stated that an indictment bad been lound against the prisoner, ami the proper place to answer that indictment was in the Court of oyer and Terminer. Mr. Chatfleld said that he knew the Court, conld riot go behind the indictment, but it could correct the record of the Court of Oyer and Terminer. Mr. Phelps said that while the court of Oyer and , Terminer was in session 'he writ should be returnable there. The Court, lie contended, could not i take any action to impeach that Court. The defendant pleaded gubty to the indictment on the 21st of December. JnflifA |/utu>ll(ir f fViiwb ??.A ek..A?..,n 4h? - ?W" - ?... . ft IIIIU& Vllilt VI'C Ulljctuuu ?" 111'" record should be made id tlic Court of oyer uud Terminer. After Home further debate on thin matter Mr. Chatfteld said they Intended to move to correct the record and rravcrsc the < rime. Mr. Phelps Huld 'bat the complete answer to the motion was that the prisoner stands under an indictment. It was not the practice, and It would t>e a dangerous precedent to establish that a Court of oo-ordluate jurisdiction should examine the records of another Court. If there was an error ; the proper place to correct It was In that other Court. Judge Fancher?The most I can do Is to send the cane to the other Court. Mr. ChatfieId?There Is not one word In the Indictment under which this man can he held. Mr. I IriMd wus indicted lor having In his possession j obscene liieratuie, hot lor oublialuiur it. lucre I NEW Y was nothing obscene published which wm not taken lrom the HcrlpUircs, and the Itlble House ought to have beon tudtoted instead of turn. Mr. Phelps said he had no desire for delay, snd It was agreed that the case be heard with business ol a similar nature which is coining oil hi the Court of Oyer and Terminer at eleven o'clock- tomorrow. Mr. ChatOcId then H&id thai he would apply for bail against the wish and protest of the prisoner. Judge Fanchor?I can hail linn. gkokuk ki'kakh to ti1h oookt Here George tripped lightly to the front, nosegay in hand, aud addressed the Judge. He began, "May I make a few remarks, four Honor?" The Judge nodded, looking up from his papers. Mir, tnere are several prisoners dying in the Tombs. J want to know from Wardou Johnson by what right he has dragged ine from my cell. For fourteen weeks I hare sobered. I presume that iny friends, General Ghulfleld and the good Mrs. bishop, act as citizens in this matter. I have suffered a pecuniary loss to the amount of $16,000 by my Incarceration, and I intend to bring an aclion to recover it. I will bring ah action agaiust the District Attorney and Wardeu Johnson, and I do not desire to jeopardize my own case. None of us slept a wink last night A raving lunatic howled all night long. (Here he appealed to Warden Johnson, who nodded.) I wish to know tliwincrlt Vgiip Ilmmr urhu maniaAa ami ftriinLar/iu arc brought here. Am 1 out oforder, sirf judge rancher?We have some business to transact. George?Ah, if you had been in my cell fourteen weeks, air, you would leel inclined to postpone the business. (Loud laughter, in which the Court could not help Joining.) King will be dead in a Tew weeks, Kosenzwciglsdylnir, and if something in not done to clothe these men with life by giving them some fresh air and exercise THKSK MRN WILL OH SAT TDK QAI.LOWS. I ask it for them through you, sir. Now, to show you that this whole lunacy inquiry has been a farce I want to read a letter I wrote to the District Attorney, to which he had not the common courtesy to send an answer, asking by what right he brought two men to my cell to steal away Irom me what is doarer than life?my mind and my intellect. I w rote to Warden Johnson to know by what right my telegram to the Governor in the Foster case was taken from the messenger and Judge Fancher?There are other means by which you can ventilate these grievances. George?No, sir. The press Is subsidized. Mr. Tweed paid f?,000,000 to the New York press to stop investigation within the lust three years, and 1 have the documents to show It. Here Mr. Train thanked the Judge for the privilege accorded to him, and peacefully subsided, and, strange to say, handed his speech to the reporters of the "subsidized press." George is a maniac, eh t He was again taken to the Tombs, a large crowd following. UKOKGR'S LKTTKK. The following Is a copy of the letter which Mr. Train sent to Warden Johnson and which he had attempted to read:? Obll 86, Thk Town*. J Muiwrrkrs' itow, March 27, 1H73. I To Warden Joiikson, the Tombs:? Received your uote for Court at eleven to-day. fly what authority enn they force tne from justice without my consent! 1 do not wish to break what you oall the law tbnt which only means a hank account and political power with the Ring), but after fourieen wooks of tortare under Its illegal decree I cannot afford, lor a little personal comfort, to sacrifice the cause of the people, which I represent I understand two writs are out to 1 put me in Court General Chatfleld and Mine. Eleanor j Fletcher Jllshop. While appreciating their motives and ' friendship, let me sav. neither have consent of mine to , tills uotion. I declined in Intu; hence I presume they act as citizens in defence of liberty, as ttiey may 1 lie the next to go. I want to soe the end of this. As l)r. 1 Hammond or District Attorney Phelps have not had the 1 common courtesy to answer my note of inquiry, the re port about the lunatic asylum is evidently a hoax, and ware not General Chatfleld add Mrs. Bishop friends of mine I should suppose hv their action tliey were in eonsort with the church and law. which Illegally placed me here to get the government out of an unpleasant dilemma. I see siuce writing the above that they act ms citizens in their own behalf. 1 am either guilty or not guilty, sane or hi.iaue, tftd am entitled to a fair trial. They have got my body through fraud?1 wish to see it they can get mv mind through collusion. It proved not guilty I uiu entitled to heavy damages, having already cancelled $l.'i,UUU lecture engagements. II' 1 11111 sane 1 am enlillud to damages for libel, ami hence I do not wish to Jeopardize my ease, or rather the people's, hv the indiscreet action of my friends, and therefore decline to leave the Toiuhs unless forced to do so. GEORGE FRANCIS TRAIN, Prisoner of State. P. S.?Besides, I am "knocked up." That maniac in No. 54 roared and ycllod and howled and hammered the iron door from seven o'clock last niglit till seven this morning. None of us could sleep. It is iniamous! U. F. T. Mr. Train denounced the conduct of the prison officials in locking up lunatics and crazy drunkards in cells near other prisoners. In answer to his letter to the Warden he received the loilowlng reply :? UKoacK H. Train, Esq. :? In answer to your request this morning asking by what authority I directed you to go to the Supreme Court Chambers this day, first, I am directed to produce you by order of E. L. Fauclier, one of the Justices nl the Supreme Court. Second, also by a like ordor to produce you, 23th instant, buiorc John R. Brady, one ot the Justices of the Supreme Court, holding the Court of Oyer and Terminer. Yours, respectfully. w ii.1.1 am j. tiunnnun, warden, r. 8.?Please be ready by Ualf-pMt ten. lie replied:? T** A. M. To TUB WAHDR!!:? torco placed mo hero and force can remove me. Under protest that my i:laiu<* on damage* are not Icopardized, 1 received your note. OEOBOE V. TKAIN. EXPLOITING A WALL 8THEET POOL. Promise of Light on the Old "Corner" on Chicago, Kork Island and Paeiiic Railroad Slock?ltitten Urokrrt Trying to Get Square?How the Old Thing Works, hat Who Are the Workers a Question of Grave Doubt. 'lite growing frequency of "pool" operations In Wall Htrcet, which, according to the general acceptation or the term, Is nothing more or leas than a combination of certain parties to get the best of certain other parties, would seem to make it necessary to add another word to ^ir criminal glossary, llardly has Judge Fanchor, at Supreme Court Chambers, been called upon to pass judgment upon a recent alleged "pool" operation In which Daniel Drew is claimed to have been one of the principal conspirators, than he Is asked to do the same thing in regard to a transaction ol similar character, or like alleged origin and development. A FI.AIN, UNVARSISngn TAI.K. We will call It sucn, although the counsel on the other side, after bearing the story, pronounced it a somewhat embroidered narrative. This story is eliminated in an affidavit of William W. Karle, which was submitted yesterday to Judge Fancher, aud made the basis of a motion of discovery, the nature of which will be more particularly shown iu what follows. Mr. Kurlt: states that in May, 1871, he was one of the tirm of Eurle A- Saltonstall, aud tliut their business was stock broking. About this time, liih affidavit continues, an agreement j was entered Into hy George s. Scott, VMlilam K. Strong, George Wood, Frank Work, .John K. Tracy, Cornelius K. Garrison, William rt. Woodward aiid i others for 1 lie purchase of the stock of the Chicago, Hock Island and Pacific Itullroad Company for the purpwe of entanctntthe market vafneand making large profits by Its subsequent sale. The rirni of Scott, Strong A Co. were made the managers of the "pool."' and Mr. Scott was further authorized to associate with him Mr. Woodward as assistant manager. Pnrsuatit to the authority thus i conferred on lum, Mr. Woodward employed the Urni of Carle ,v saltonstall to purchase the stock designated, and front May J2,1871. th June 'Jz, 1871, the latter turn bought upon his orders 41,oooshares oi tne stock. Everything went on swimmingly thus far. On the delivery of the stock, however, pavmciit was reinsert, and the result was, as Mr. Karle states, that his llrtu suffered a less of $:juo,oeo. . KKKRRTlNtl OCT THE MKMBIRS OP TTTB POOt,. As is vhlent tr<?ui the date of the transactions described the lustier has been hanging tire lor , some time. Having exhausted every other possl- i (do way of having their losses made good to them, ; Messrs Karle A saltonstall now invoke the Interpo- i sitlen of the Courts. Mr. William li. Anthon hav- i ing ina.lc a verbal statement of the contenrsof the affidavit or Mr. Karle, asked the Court for au order directing permisslou to be given them to inspect ' the alleged agreement with a view to enable triein to discover the proper parties to be made delend- | ants. Me stated that when pay day came the pool ! was r?on est inventus, and Mr. Woodward a tugi- j tive from Wall street. They could not. he luslsted, | Irnmc their complaint and know whom properly j to sue nntil they could see the agreement under | winch the "pool'' was formed, ami ascertain the j names of Hi" parties entering into the agreement. : There was noimbt, lie said, of net a-pool having | been formed, and very little doubt of I the persons named being parties to it; but It was essential, he urged, that they i should Inform themselves of the exact | nature and form of this amoetnent and ascertain \ the name* or all lUe parties to the combination. , 8ln<e the nit It had been commenced he had been informed that he was in error in embracing among 1 the defendants some of tUe parties named, and that others had been leit out. It was a generally conceded lacf that there was a "pool," aud lie desired to get at all the papers and accounts. OVIOfONO ANY SlICH HSHINO KX I'KIIITIOV. Mr. Mai bury strenuously resisted ihe motion, fie claimed that, it was well settled that an order lor i discovery will not be granted to discover the names of panics defendant; that the "necessity'' and "materiality'' ol the evidence sought for have not been properly shown; thai It Is not enough that inch necessity is alleged under oath by a party not a counsellor at law. Such a person, he further Insisted, Is not competent to Judge of what is "material" or "necessary" In the sense used In the Code ami In the new ru:e of ihls Court. The moving affidavit did not even stale that the opinion'of the aidant as to "necessity" or "materiality" Is based on the advice of counsel. "That the discovery is necessary' the party is required to swear on the advice o; counsel." The nature of the information sought for Is not set forth, so that the t ourt can judge of Its * necessity" or "materiality." The aitlduvit must aver that there are entries, and aim>muM state the chnmeter of the enlilea The tacts, furthermore, should tie positively atllrmcd and so fully set forth that the tjourt may be satisfied innt the discovery is "indispcnaablr necessary." Affidavit on Information and DKK IiKKALD, FRIDAY, belief *m insufficient. In order to show such "necessity" the affidavit should net forth that the petitioner cannot prove by other com potent evidence the information ne seeks to obtain by such discovery, The affidavit must not only show |iosiUvely that the books and papers sought lor contain inforruation by which evidence esii be obtained, but that they contain the evidcucc itself. If the evidence soairht can be obtained by xutt txuna tluww tecum, and is not indispensable to enabic the petitioner to prepare nia pleading, Uie dm covery should be roiiised. 'Hie moving papers, ho far irom showing that the discovery is necessary, show oouclusivoly that it is uot necessary. Flam tins base their cause or action on purchases and sulesoi Hock Island slock, inadeby themselves, in their own firm name, lor account, as they allege, of defendauts aud certain other unknown persons. To frame a complaint," based on these transactions, it oanuot be necessary ror them to inspect i lie books of strangers. Their own books contain, or should oon'ain, Uie "necessary" information, if they seek, by this motion, to ascertain whether there are oilier nurtiea Lliu.ii ileiemlunls wliom tlicv may bold responsible, ilicy must seek Che inforinatiou by other weans. In thut connection reference was made lit a decision of Judge Leonard, setting forth that "parties are not allowed to Aali for evidence in the private books ol account of others who arc parties to an action, upon a simple guess thai there may bo some entry that will help their case." In conclusion he urged that If such an agreement as stated exists, the plaintiffs know its nature aud substance sufficiently to frame their complaint, and as they are not entitled to the names of the parties affixed to it, its production is neither material nor necessary. run j hook's okcision. Judge Pancher, having listened patiently to the prolonged arguments of the opposing counsel, said that the affidavit read did not discover facts sufficient to warrant him in granting the motion. It was incumbent to show positively that such an agreement as that alleged exists. "If that is all you want,'* interrupted Mr. Anthon, "we shall endeavor to satisfy t our Honor in that respecK" "Ail f can do now," continued the Judge, "is to deny the motion, with leave to renew ou further affidavits." Aud thus the case stands at present. BUSINESS IN THE OTHEB COUBTS. COURT OF OYER AND TERMINER. One More Burglar Sent to Prison?Theft of a Wufch?I?plsod* In the Life of an ICdltor sail Huw It wsd ntu.de to Point a Norul. Before Judge Brady. It seems to make very little difference what is the character of the cases tried in this Court, as the court room is always crowded. Yesterday was no exception to the general rule. Judge Brady punctually took his seat on tho bench at half-past ten o'clock, tho appointed hour for opening the Court. John Brown was first tried on a charge of burglary, committed at No. l.r>5 Seventh avenue. Augusta Stilling was the chief witness. Her evidence was clear and positive. She and her aunt had a crockery store helow and their rooms above. The open (fig of the door above gave an alarm below, and Hearing the noise her aunt ran up stairs, the witness following, aud found the prisoner near the open door, and hetd him till the rtftfpora cumf A Imni'li nf I'ukn trcva wiiu f'nnnil m a cloect. The evidence against him was ho positive that t he efforts of Mr. William F. Howe, his counsel, coulil not save him. Ho was found guilty. The Judge, in passing sentence, said t hat he considered a burglar a most dangerous person. In consideration 01 his being a young man and having a wile and child, he would not. however, give him the extreme penalty of the law, hut sentence him to State Prison for three years and six months. Michael Brady, charged with slewing a watch, plead guilty to an attempt at grand larceny. He was remanded, lor the purpose of discovering what had become of toe watch. If the watch was not lorthcoining Judge Brady said he should mete out to him the severest penalty of the law. Alexander McPhail, a sailor, was found on the Bark Alfred, late at night, iu Ids stocking ieet, with his shoes in his hand, trying the doors ol the cahoose and forecastle. His explanation was that he had been paid off a day or two before from the Kdgar and oidu't remember much of what had happened in the intervening time. Mr. Howe, his counsel, in his appeal to the jury on behalf of the prisoner, insisted that there could be 110 donbt that (he sailor hud been drinking and did not know wlint he was about und that t he remotest idea in his mind was the commission or a crime. In conclusion he told a story of one of the present editors of a leading daily paper in this eit.v, who began, he said, his brilliant editorial career on an Albany paper. About two o'clock one morning this editor, his bruin in a temporary whirl from his severe mental labors or some potations?It mattered not which, as the moral was the samemistook Ids neighbor's residence for his own. Both houses were alike, and the same night key fitted both. Alter he hail entered he look off his hoots, so as not. to uwaken his wife, when h* suddenly discovered his mistake. Just at that moment In came the gentleman of the house. He darted uofler the sofa, but. there were the tell-ta!^boots. The police were summoned, in the belle, .that there was a burglar in Hie house, and a search began for the nocturnal depredator. Conscious of the noble purity of his soul, the editor came from his hiding place and told Ids story of the mistake, with the truthful frankness characterising the prisoner's statement. That editor was spared going to prison, and a most brilliant editorial career hud been his sinoe. He would ask t hem to spare this sailor, ami lot him go lorth to his duties In future on the brinv deep with an integrity 01 soul as blameless and untarnished. It is unnecessary to say that, after the above touching Incident and appeal, the jury promptly acquitted the prisoner without leaving their seats. | Henry l.ange went to trial on a charge of felonious assault and battery, but sfter the ovidonco or the prosecution had been put in, a plea of guilty to uu assault with intent to do bodily harm was accepted, and the prisoner remanded for the purpose of furnishing evidence of previous good character. The Court then adjourned nntil this morning. SUPREME COURT?TRIAL TERM-PART I. Important Verdict In Regard to Advance* on Warehouse Receipts. Before Judge Barrett. In May, 1888, Messrs. Voorhis A Hardener sold 226 bates of cotton to George Btddlc A Co. Alter the latter had received the warehouse receipts they pledged them to the New York Warehouse und Security Company, receiving #44,imk) advance on the;same. In the ordinary coarse ofhuslness Messrs. Voorhis A Hardener sent their hill to Riddle A Co., but at this time the latter company had failed, tipon this Voorhis A Hardener undertook to get the cotton from the New York Warehouse and Security Company, but this company held on to it and sold it. following this a suit was brought, against the company by Messrs Voorhis A Hardener to recover the value of the cotton. The case has been on trial in this Court for several days, and on both sides very eminent counsel were employed, including William M. Kvarts, who uppcared lor the defendants. After all the evidence had been sul>mitted Mr. Kvarts moved a verdict for the defendants. On the reassembling of the Court yesteruuy Judge Barrett granted the motion, holding that trie New iork Ware no tine and Security Company were txmn fide holders lor valne, and that the advanced were made in Rood luttli 011 the strength or the warehouse receipt. SUPREME COURT?CHAMBERS. Derision*. Ity Judge Fanchcr. mil vs. Bpelliug et al.?Report of rereree confirmed and order lor execution of mortgages aud payment of moneys settled. Shepherd vs. Shepherd ct al.?Reference ordered, Ac. Churchill vs. Kirwln et al.?Judgment, granted. In the Matter of the Unlou square National Bank.?Reference ordered. Calleaan et al. vs. Phclan et nl.? Judgment of partition ordered and commissioners ol partition | appointed. Mining vs. Ruddenslch et al.?Reference ordered to report, Ac. Sec memoranda. SUPERIOR COURT-SPECIAL TERM. Decisions. By Judge Van \orst. llart vs. rocrschke.?Motion granted on payment of costs of opposing motion. fronts vs. swnt.? Order lhat judgment of Court of Appeals be made the judgment of this Court. McCall vs. sun Mutual Insurance Company.?Order for commission. Smith vs. The commonwealth Fire Insurance Company.?Order lor allowance to plaintiff ol live I per cent on account of recovery. same vs. The Baltic Mre Insurance Company.? , Same. Estes vs. Bnrns.?Order denying motion, with costs. COURT OF CCMMON PLEAS?SPECIAL TErM. Drclilon. Hv Judge .1. r. Daly. Sands vs. Johnson.?Motion denied. See opinion. MARINE COURT-PART I. Action for the Recovery of the Value ol a Painting. Before Judge dross. Gutlerei vs. Levy.?The plaintiff is a Mexican painter, and, sfnoo leaving his country, has practised his art iu California and in Europe for the last four years, On arriving in New York he en trusted two of his pictures?"St. Germaine" and "The Holv Family"?to the interpreter of his hotel, for the purpose of being exhibited to sonic parties who desired to engage him to paint their portraits, instead of doing which the interpreter disposed of them as his own property to the defendant, a dealer ia works o{ art, iu tlua ayn i^v oiatmuir MARCH 28, 1872.?TRIPLE seek* to recover the value of the pictures, which is Set at $l.ooo. Mr. I<evy admit* the possession of tlie property, but claims It as his own. He also dispute* ttie value set out In the complaint, claiming it to do a much less sum. At the conclusion or plaintiff'* case a motion to dismiss was argued on ilie grounds that no demand heiore suit brought wan shown and no value proved. The Court granted the motion on the first ground named. Pur plaintiff, lleymort A Cornell; lordeieudaut, Gardiner, doodhart t Joaohim*ea. MARINE COMBT-CHAMBEig.

Orculos*. Ity Judge Joaehimsen. Conklin v*. On in tut.? Older denying ptalntiirs motion to overrule demurrer, with $10 costs to defendant. Turner vs. Blair.?Order to refer cause to hear and determine all the issues. llhuick vs. Itonuett.?Order allowing plaintiff to serve an amended complaint. Hohenek vs. Urle Railway Company.?Order for a commission. liaiske y*. nail.?Order vacating order of March 20, with $10 costs, to abide event. Garcia vs. Clute.?Order referring cause to counsel. Kcilbuch vs. Mittnaoht.?Motion dented, with $10 cost*, to abide event of appeul. Strattan vs. Davisou.? Order setting cauBe down tor trial in part 1 lor drat Monday of April. Goldstein vs. Free man.?Order vacating order of arrest and exonerating and discharging bail, with $10 costs to defendant. Howell vs. 8Utlg.?Order denying motion for judgment on demurrer, with $10 costs to defendant. Same vs. Same.?Motion denied, with $10 costs. Moore vs. Dill.?This inquest should be opened on payment of costs of inquost, $10, and $10 opposing motion, judgment ana execution to stand as security. Wagner vs. Schwarz.?Orders opening default on terms. Otirisflctd vs. Hndolpby.? Same. Meyers vs. Josuez.?Order that plaintiff have judgment on complaint and demurrer stricken out as Irivolous, with $10 costs. National Ice Sompany vs. Schedel.?Answer Is frivolous as to first, and second defence; the third deicnce is good: the plaintiff may have an order lor judgment, abating protest fees. l.ooncy vs. Wool! ?Order setting aside order of arrest, with $10 costs to defendant, aud dismissing action with coats. Goldstein vs. Shelansky.? Order discharging defendant from custody. lioebler vs. Currier.?Order for a commission. Pullman vs. Rosenthal.?The answer ia not irivolous m the legal sense of the term. Motion denied. No costs. Bell vs. Townscnd.?Motion is denied, with $10 costs. SURROGATE'S COURT.' A. Curious Will Case. Before Surrogate Robert C. Ilutcblngs. George .staudt made a will leaving his wife Barbara all his personal property, valued at $1.1,000. She dying, he took a second wife, named Theresa. Then Mr. Staudt died, aud his widow now contests the will, on the ground that when he married her he told her that the will was of no accouut, and that, she threw it among waste paper, where it was fouud. The proponents of the will, the lirst wife's two children, deny the truth of the widow's allegations. If the latter succeeds the property will lie divided between her and Hie children ol the lirst wile. The case was begun bciorc Surrogate Hutchings to-day. COURT CF GENERAL SESSIONS. A Highway Robber Sent to the State Prison for fifteen Years. Before Recorder Hackett. One of the most important cases disposed of yesterday in this Court was an indictment for robbery in the first degree against John Moloney. The complaint taken before the magistrate set forth that on the 16th of March, while Klida A. Larsen was stunding 111 front of her residence, No. 0 Battery place, at two o'clock in the alternoou, Moloney eainc up. struck her in the lace, and tore out of the pocket of her dress a pocketbook containing $s. Kx-Assistant District Attorney Rollins informed His Honor that Moloney was tried upon a charge of robbery in January. 1871, but by reason of ttie insufficiency of proof lie wiih acquitted. The accused was a bud character, having been previously arrested several times. Recorder Hackett sentenced Moloney to the State Prison at hard labor for the period of lifteen years. Sawdust Swindlers In Court?Two of Them Found ttutlty and Sentenced. The next case called by the prosecuting officer was one of great public interest, and the prompt conviction of the prisoners will be a source ot gratification to all good citizens throughout ttie country. It wus an indictment against Charlos Moore and Frank Morton for misdemeanor, charging Lticm witli violating a statute passed in 1872 by Mm l.i'ifi-tlnl ore to reach a. class of swindlers known as "sawdust" operators, who Tor a long: time have been carrying on their nefarious traffic with impunity, some of them having become wealthy by flooding the country with wellexecuted counterfeit bills, a man named Oscar Hayes was jointly indicted with Moore and Morton, hut being out on ball they were tried in his absence. The testimony against the prisoners was very brief, consisting of the statements of Detectives Irving and O'ltourke. They went to the third floor oi Hroadway on the I4tli inst. and knocked for admittance, stating that they were police otncers, but the parties inside refused to open the door lor nearly liulf an hour. The door was burst open, and the defendants were tonnd in possession of the place. a quantity of sawdust and between three and four barrels of circulars were obtained, most of the circulars having been done up in stumped envelopes addressed to various parties. The circular was a well written production, offering liberal inducements to the person receiving it to purchase counterfeit money. It was signed Ralph Movna, and wus similar to those which have already uppcared in the Hkkald. The dclcudants told the offloera that they did not know who "ran" the concern, and that they wore only copyists. Charles Moore and Frank Morton were sworn in their own behalf, repeating the statement made to the detectives that they were employed a few days before their arrest by Mr. Moyna, at the rate of $10 per week, and never had perused one of the circulars. Mr. Howe, who defended the accused, made a number of technical objections, claiming, among other points, that they were only clerks. In his address to the jury he dwelt with emphasis upon the tact that, detectives generally manage to arrest the comparatively innocent dupes, and permit the wealthy principal offenders to escape. His Honor declined to take the ease from the Jury, but, on the contrary, instructed tnetn that if from all the attendant circumstances they were convinced that the prisoners were guilty, they should say so by their verdict. A verdict of guilty was promptly rendered. Mr. Howe moved for a new trial, which motion was denied. The Recorder, in passing sentence, said that Morton and Moore were connected wit It men who were cngageo in the atrocious crime of swindling tens of thousands ot people. He imposed the severest penalty allowed by law, which was imprisonment in the Penitentiary for oue year each and a line ol $1,000. This is the tlrst conviction that has been had since the law was passed. A Number of Prisoners Sent to the State Prison and Penitentiary for Grand Larceny. William oiraham, charged with stealing a stiver watch from the premises of Ann Layer, 14a Norfolk street, on the nth of March, pleaded guilty to petit larcenv. Three months in the Penitentiary was the sentence. Christy Johnson, who on the 18th of March stole a shawl valued at $30, the property of Louisa M. Robblas, pleaded guiltv to an attempt at grand larceny. He was sent to the Penitentiary lor one year. .lames Foley was tried and convicted of grand larceny, in appropriating to his own use $ft7, wmcn lie coiiccieu ou me ;uui ucn-uim-r him iruui Mr*. Sarah Cumniings, owned bv Jolin Riddle. The prisoner was scut to the State Prison lor three years. James ('lark. Jointly indicted with Michael Farrellnnd Frank K. Km roll (who pleaded gutlty early in the term), was sent to the Penitentiary for two years upon a plea oigutltv ol'an attempt at burglary in the third degree, on the 1st or February the grocery store of John Mmn, 800 Seventh avenue, was burglariously entered, but no property was taken. Leopold Grlsteble pleaded gnilty to an Indletment charging him with stealing a silver watch from the person of Francis Mater on the 17th of March, while he was passing through South Filth ateuue. There were two charges against the prisoner, and the Recorder sentenced him to the State Prison for four years and six months. Francis F. Brady was tried upon a charge of receiving a quantity of cigars which were stolen from the factory of Frederic Itiieliholr. on the lit It of January, knowing t li^in to have been feloniously obtained by burglars. The only testimony against the accused was that of one of the thieves, which was so unreliable that the^ury were instructed to render a verdict of acquittal. Piilltln llert'/,, who, on the 30th of January, strncK Kllzahcth liunn several blows, pleaded gullt.v to assault and battery and was remanded lor sentence. C0U1T OF SPECIAL SESSIONS. A Perjurer F.nlrapped? \ Worthless Husband and a Devoted Wife?Tlie Blind Alan's Kereptlon by an Irate Washerwoman. Before Judges ltlxby, Mdjuade and Hogun. There were forty-six cases on the calendar of the .special Sessions yesterday, half of which were rases of assault and battery. At nearly every sit? ? of ?iw. ii ..a ska.A i<. mava nr lidld tlPTllirV 'X 111*1/1 nil- < ,11111 1. Illl'l I' in m?i ? - -1 ? striking Instance of which occurreil yesterday. I'uUer holm auU Lie lea* Uid wife were ac'Quttcil \fj 1 SHEET. William OlivC of a desperate assault ion the istfe of Marc*, last. Olive, who u a laborer, went Into Holm's batcher shop, corner Seventy-eighth street and Tlurd ave- j nae, and demanded a goat, then in the tatter's possession, bnt which Olive claimed to have been stolen from him about eight months previously. OlivC first encountered Helena, and a long, wordy argument with that lady ensued, in which uncomplimentary epithets were freely exchanged. The husband, Peter, came forward and, as alleged, without further provocation, van him to the back of the store and struck him over the head with a cleaver, the wife joining In the assault. Oiifd was knocked down, and alter being brutally beaten was ejected irora the shop, bleeding and disfigured. Complaint was made against Peter, and yesterday he was put on l rial for the offence charged. After Olive had made liiH statement describing the assault a inan named Charles Cummerow, a (Herman shoemaker, living at 1/208 Third avenue, was called for the defence. This man testified that he was present at the time, and saw the whole affray, and that Olive was uot struck at all by either John or his wife, but was merely put out of the shop, and his injnrles were caused by railing against a window. Mrs. Kitzabeth MuUen, of 11 Dry Dock street, a very respectable looking woman, then took the stand, and contradicted Cummerow in every particular. Being questioned she stated that she was passing at the time and knew neither of the parties; that she saw John and his wife Helena both In the act or assaultimr the comnlamant and beatinir him In a brutal manner. William McCabe, of 1,382 Third avenue, corroborated Mrs. Mullen in every point, swearing to the some state or facts. At this stage Judges Hogan and Bixby, almost in a breath, directed Sergeant Quinn to take Cuminerow immediately into onstody and sent Mrs. Mullen and McCabe into the Tomlm Police Court to make a formal oomplaint against him for j>oriurv. The Judges remarked that false swearing had become so prevalent that they were determiued to pat a stop to it, as far as lay in their power. Peter John was then sentsnood to three months in the Penitentiary and to pay a line of $100. Mrs. John, on account of some technical delect in the complaint, was discharged; but immediately rearrested and held on a now complaint. Charles Cumnierow was then arraigned before Judge Scott, In the Tombs Police Court, and committod for trial, in default of $1,000 bail, at the General Sessions. hobcrt Lawrence was accused by a young lady named Emma Jane Jenkins of stealing a breastpin and earrings, and by Richard Doremns of stealing an opera-glass irom the house 106 Uedford street. Ho entered the honse as a sneak thief and was caught with the goods in his possession. When asked if he had any witnessess he said, "My wife is here, Judge, and she wants to talk with you." Judge Bixby?She cannot appoar as a witness for yon. The wife then oame forward, a young woman, scarcely twenty years of age, of delicate appearance, and sobbing violently. She pleaded strenuously In her husband's behalf, and her appeals were piteous in the extreme. Judge Bixoy looked at her for a moment and said, "Did yon not come to me some time ago and ask to have this man arrested for abandonment and because he spent all his money in gambling? Your name is Mrs. Daly and not Mrs. Lawrence." Wife of the prisoner (still sobbing)?Yes, sir; but if lie promises that If he gets out of this he will be a good man and a good husband to me Judge Bixby?You had better go home, Mrs. Daly. You can't do anything wltn htm. Mrs. Daly then went towards her husband and spoke to him kindly. The latter answered surlily, "Oh, what's the use of talklug; you sec you can't do anything." Judge Bixby (to the prisoner) ?Ilaven't you got some pawntickets? You hud better give them to your wife. They won't be any good to you for some time. The prisoner handed over a roll or these signlflcnut tokens and tils wife took them somewhat reluctantly. Judge Bixby?Prisoner, we sentence yon to four months' imprisonment on the first charge and tour mouths' on the second at the expiration of the first term. Prisoner (philosophically)?Eight mouths, eh? Well, so long, Judge! Funny Adams, a peculiar looking specimen of female humanity, charged a blind man named Charles Stewart with assault and butterv. Fanny I is very tall and very thin, with long features and a very affected manner. She wore a profusion I of raise blonde curls and a jockey hat with an immense blue feather. She swore that she was violently struck over the shoulder with a cane In the hands of the blind man. When Stewart was asked to make his statement he said he went into her house to inquire arter another blind man, a mutual friend, when he was suddenly struck with a washboard, and in self-defence he used his cane. There was such a mixture of canes and washnoards and other domestic utensils in the testimony that the learned Judges were decidedly puzzled. They solved the problem by awarding Stewart one day in the City Prison. TOMBS POLICE COURT. Bravoi of the Battery. Edward Dunne, a native of Ireland and by occupation a laborer, was arraigned yesterday before Justice Hogan, charged by Henry White with high w:iy robbery. White was passing across the Battery when he was assaulted by the prisoner anil two other men who made their escape. White mas thrown to the around, and while lying prostrate his pockets were rilled of $25 In money and a silver watch or the value or $10. He gave the alarm, and Officer Voss, of the Twenty-seventh precinct, pursued and captured Dunne. He was held to answer at the General Sessions In default or $2,000 ball. COURT CALENDARS?THIS DAY. Huprrme Court?Chambers?Held by Judge Fanclier.?Nos. 107, 187, 145, 148, 158, 165, 167, 171, 176, 202, 2114, 244, 246. Call 249. Supreme Court?Circuit?Trial Term?Part 1? Held by Judge Barrett?Short causes.?Nos. 1759, 1511, 1713, 1605, 1771, 1779, 1S07, 1737, 1805, 1903, 20:35, 2051, 2055, 1747, 1825, 1883, 1977, 2095, 2148, 2189, 2203, 3205, 2211, 2215, 2287. Part 2?Held l.y Judge Van Brunt?Short Canoes.?Nos 1794, 2068, 1066, 1326, 1584. 1932, 1942, 1996, 2012, 2050, 2198, 2280, 2296, 2306, 234*. court op appeals.?nos. 41, 45, 24, 54, 55, 56, 37, 38. Superior Court?Trial Term?Part l ?Held by Judge Barbour.?Short causes?nos. 2191, 2878,2474, 2388, 2476, 2281. 3302, '2461, 2462, 2129, 2167. Part 2? Held by Judge Sedgwick.?Case on. Marine Court?Trial Term?Part 1?neld by Judge Gross.?Nos. 1578. 1886, 1887, 1780, 2192, 1792, 1184, 1616. 1796, 1798, 1802, 1804, 1810, 1812, 1814, 1756. Part 2?Held by Judge Curtis.?Nos. 1937, 1485, 1719, 1779, 1643, 1535," 1757, 1619, 1605. 1597, 1678, 1191, 1793, 1797, 1799. Part 3?Held by Judge Howland.?No. 2002. Court op Common Plf.as?Trial Term?Part 1?Held by Judge Lurremore.?One-hour causes? Nos. 2958, 1782, 2415, 2182, 2606, 3011, 2992, 2927, 2999, 1775, 2073, 2276, 2834, 2862, 2034, 2943, 2340, 3027, 2986. 3028, 3043, 2963, 3019, 2728, 2959, 3045, 2683, 2928, 2443, 1981, 3081, 3014, 2991, 2970, 3108, 3186, 3090, 31S1, 2790. 3162, 2971, 3179. 3103, 3202, 2946, 2372, 3008, 3178, 3196, 8197, 3169, 3029, 2974, 3189, 2782. 2836, 3161. 2886, 1511, 2615, 2650, 2070, 3680, 2980, 2502, 3084, 2831, 2832, 3107, 2989. 2970, 2792, 2981, 3013. BROOKLYN COURTS. SUPREME COURT-CIRCUIT-PART I. Alleged Fraud In Business? A Heavy Verdict. Before Judge Gilbert. The trial of the suit of Joshua M. Whltcotnb agnlnst William Robinson and others, which whs nmmcnced last week, lias Just been concluded. I Whitcomb and Robinson were engaged in the wholesale grocery business in New York, and the I loriner alleged that pending a settlement of the atrairs of the firm preparatory to a dissolution of couartnershlp, Robinson and the bookkeeper of j the Arm and an Oneida rounty lawyer dcirandcd 1 liirn out of about twentj-flve thousand dollars by false entries and other means. This suit was brought to rerover that amount. The ease was reported In the Hrrald last week. The defendants denied any fraudulent practice whatever, and asserted that the plaintiif had lilmsell appointed a receiver, and wasted the money by mismanagement. The jury rendered a verdict in luvor of the plain till' lor the rail umonut claimed. SUPREME COURT-CIRCUIT-PART 2. Forgery of Bonds?Broken Suing Cole, the Counterfeiter. Before Judge Tappen. Scott A Dougherty, Wall street brokers, sued Henry C. Cole for $10,000, the amount they paid lor forged Allentown school district bonds, alleged to have been uttered liy Cole through Ills agec, Walter Penning, alias snedeker. The plaintiff's on the trial showed that the defendant, with Mnedcker, had gone to the office of a broker named Mini. and, being introduced as Bltterband. the owner of the bonds, renucsted Mulr to negotiate the ?nic of them, watch was subsequently effected with the j plaintiffs. | Cole awore that he did not Know Penning and l never saw litin. and that at the time he was I ell urged with being at Mutr's offlee he was before tin Grand Jnr.v of the I nlted states court In New | York, under the instructions of Chief Whltlc.v, of , the Secret Service. It transpired ail the cross| examination that Cole was a larger and counterfeiter: that in ls?4 lie was sentenced to the Stat* | Prison lor live years lor passing counterfeit money. In IH71. at the instance of Chief Whitley, he was pardoned by Governor Hoffman, so that, he could bo used as a witness against Joshua l>. Miner, who was tried for counterfeiting. the plaintiffs alleged that Cole was at Muir'j office In the first week of November, 1H"1. Col* swore that he was liefore the Grand Jury at thai time, and on the trial several witnesses swore that between the 2d and the Bth of November he was constantly In attendance upon Whitley, And coald i not have been at Mulr's at tno time alleged. The jury yesterday rendered a verdlc^ln favor Of I fcUUut Ufa lor tue fmi amount claimed. it?"ri i ? ' ART MATTERS. Tfc? Kmuhi Sale? Fourth RlfM. The lower floor of Avioolition Hall waa nearly filled laat evening. and upon no other evening during the Keuaett Hale AM the voice of Mr. Bomervtlle, the auctioneer, been heard to more efficient advantage. The ioHowing sums were realisedAutumn in the Mountains, $120; Hear Beverly, Maaa., $210; Rvcninu in Long (stand Sound, $:wo; studying in the Woods, North Conway, N. H., $260; Mount Desert, $100; A Vista Through the Hims. $440; View on the Hndsou, $325; Uutrauce to the Haraor. Newport, K. I., $290; Foreground Study, $175; Near Beverly, Mass., $200; The Sleeping Lake, $500; Coast of Cape Ann, $490; Venice, Santa Maria delta saluta, $;t00; Venice, 184T, $130; The Dell, $285; Valley oi Mcysengen, Switzerland, $110; Autumnal SliriKi't I.nlra (Innrfrn ARftO Wr?nr thft W^rt If?trl Newport, R. I? $110; Stud; or a Waterfall, $420; The Beaver Dam on Clear Creek, near Golden City, Colorado, $155; Cancl Villa, Villa Borgheae, Italy, $M; Kvcuing oa the Lake. $360; Lauterbranaen, $100; Sketek. fata kill, $110; A Road in the Wilderness $.180; Cypresses, near Rome, Italy, $120; In tha Apennines, $80; Niagara, $130; Tuu Rapids, Niagara, $300; A Mountain Road, Italy, $80; The Autumn Twilight, $326; Valley or Meyscngcn, $126; Swamnscott Beech, Massachusetts, $290; Near Newport, K. I., $160; Black Mountain, Lake George, $410; Mount Lincoln, from Valmount, Colorado, $176; Study or Rocks, $400; River Worn Birch, $495; Morning, $600; At Newport, K. I., $900; Study or Rodks, Newport, R. I., $460; October Afternoon, Newport, It. L, $300; Morning (iinduishel), $210; stony Hills, near Newport, R. L. $.280; Windsor Castle, study for a large picture, $125; The Shriue, $410; The Thames, near Kingston, $100; Urenton's cove, Newport, K. I., $400; Almy Pond, Newport, $26o; Chicago Lake, Colorado, $160; The Sea at Sunset, Newport, $700; At Newport, R. 1., $500; The Granite Shore, $380; Trotters' spring, Colorado, $155; Foreground Study, $6 ; Sketch in the Woods, $20 ; October Study. $340 ; sketch, $80; Beverly Coast, $210; Birches la the Adirondaolcs, $225; Block Mountain, Lake George, $300; Hrenton Cove, irom near Jones' Cottage, Newport, R. L, $:a30; Italian Coast, Sunset, $875; Twilight on the Seasliore, $010; The Wreck, $150; Sunset from the Lawn, Newport, R. 1., $205; October, near Newport, R. I., $370; By the Bluffs at Newport, R. (.. $925; Morning in Bergen Park, Colorado, $145; From Nature, $320; Near Idaho City, Colorado, $140; Lake George, $105; Near London, June 16, 1844, $56; Ragle Rocks, Manchester, Mass., $020; Rocky Brook, $170; Study at Newport, K. 1., $320; Uash-Bish Falls, Berkshire, Mass., $575; Coast Sceue, Newport, R. I., $470; Windsor Forest, Rugland. $230; LaudBcape, $475; Landscape, $325; Buffalo Pasture on the Missouri, $230; Whirlpool ot Niagara, $200; Autumn Aiteruoon, $310; Mountains in New Hampshire, $200; Mount Lalayetto, N. IL, $290; In the Ail iron docks, $090; The Wood Path, $400; Study of an Italian Woman, $100; BashBtsh Falls, Mass., $205; The Coming Storm, $125; A Lake in Ireland, $230; The Flume, Franconia Mountains, $100: Misty Morning in Colorado, $130; Church lu the Highlands, $l5o; Old Lady Asleep (artist unknown), $40; A Lake in the Woods, $110; Olil (Infmnwonil nour UnnlHar <1ol inri? rUoal Scene, $70; Snow Scene, $75; Study ot Cottonwoods, on St. Vrain, Col., $95; Anthony's Nose on the Hudson, $290; The Cruel Arrow, English picture, very old, $16; Hillside, $85; A Picture, by Wyant, $80: Yellow Plucs, Col., $180; Gav Fontainbleau, $25; Italian Scenery, $50; Narragansett Coast, $315: Breton's Point. Newport, It. 1., $180; On Furlough, $105; Willow, misty morning, $05; Blver Composition, $145; Clitlh at Newport, It. 1? $400; Passing Shower, $225; livening at Daricu, Conn., $100; Hatfield House, September 4, 1844, $00; Study of Trees on the Beverley Coast, Mass., $435; Manchester Coast, $170; Anthonys Nose, Lake George, $266; Maud Muller, $2:16; Boy Kecllulng, $35; Lion Couchant, Wiuoski Klver. Vt., $180. To-night and to-morrow night are the con. eluding evenings. Picture* at the Arcadian Last Right, A number ef pictures by prominent artists were exhibited last evening at the reception held by tha Arcadian Club. The lollowlng belong among the more noticeable"Henry Clay," by F. Mayer; twa superb marine views, one of which is entitled "The Narrows?a Showery Afternoon," by li. Morau; "A Ureen Old Age," by F. liepkinson Smith; "Vermont Homestead," by Brovoort; "Slightly Nervous," by c. M. Julius, ol Pittsburg; "The Constant Companion," by Hugh Newall, also of Pitta, burg, notli talented young artists; Heinhart'a "f.vangclinc;" a portrait ol Mr. Charles Cayler, by Beard; "Village Post Ottloe," by T. W.Wood; "Near Bethel, Maine," by Mrs. Beers; "Sceno In Madeira," by Gilbert Burling; "Taking an Airing," by H. L. Henry; "Albauese Brigand," by AUred Gault; portrait of Kev. Chaunoey Giles, by C. H. Story; "Streets in Rouen," by Gilbert Burling; "Female Head," by George Perry; "View on tj a George," i?y James H. Wright, and "A Village Street in England," by T. Addison Richards. Artists' Reception Yesterday. Their second reception this season was yesterday held by the artists of the Studio Building, oo ' Tenth street, near Sixth avenue. The hours were from two to six in the afternoon and eight toelcven in the evening. The attendance was large, stylish and appreciative, and a great many of those new works were exhibited to which attention has been asked in these columns daring the past few months, and which are intended lor exhibition in the Spring season at the Academy of Design. Apropos 01 this. It may be mentioned that the interval during wulcb works are to no miuueu in tor luisexuiniuon oegina to-day. The Academy season opens about the middle of April. Air*. Hazard's Receptions?The Last oi the Series. The series of art receptions which Mme. de H. Hazard lias been holding at her rooms, No. 50 Union place, la now drawing to a conclusion. Tho last two will be given next Monday evening and Monday evening week. As rule they have been brilliantly attended. The artistic performances iiave been excellent and the social tone has been high. One of the most pleasurable and noteworthy was that held last Monday, when Mme. Hazard herself represented "Rome" In the Tableau of that name, and a number of other ladies and gentlemen helped to interpret a very interesting programme. Among these Mrs. Broaa aud Mr. Charles Heydtman played a duet from Beethoven; Miss I'rotiufoot recited a scene from "The Love Chase." rendering the part of Constance with spirit and ter^ir, and Lord Lytton's translation, entitled "The t?love;"Miss Ferrcttl sang the cavatina irom "l.a Sonnanibula" and "Casta Diva:" Mr. Pope recited "The Dying Soldier;" Mr. GoiTrie and Mr. Liebling played a selection from "Lc ProphOte," and stgnor Carozzi played a Roman march on the piano. It Is anticipated that the reception I next Monday evening will be equally well worth j attendance. Mrs. Hazard expects shortly to reI turn to Europe. Meanwhile the sculpture to which j we have several times referred will remain on exhibition at her rooms, together with various 1 articles of interest winch once formed part of tho lurmture in the boudoir of the ex-F.mprcss HugcnM. Mr. Prrassa' Crayons. Mr. Pressos, a young Cuban artist, who has rooms at 23 Union square, west side, baa just completed a tine full-length crayon portrait of Mrs. WoodholL The lady is stauding, her left elbow resting on an | upright desk beside her, her right at her side, holding a weekly paper. She weirs a riding hat, with ; veil or crape gathered above the brim, and in other respects her cost nine is semi-masculine. The characteristic alertness ot her features is finely rendered, and the technical parts of the work are exceedingly clever and reflned. Miscellaneous Mention. j Mr. B. F. Rein hart is engaged upon a picture titled "The Angel Mother; or, The Urphao's Dream," which Is to lorm the snliject of an engraving. A little girl lies sleeping while her dead mother hoverB near, revisiting the child through the medium of a dream. The picture will presently be exhibited a( Mr. Reinhart'i studio, in Rroadnnnnsltc 1.1v.-ti(.ti mTrent. Mr. Prank Waller. whose atelier is to be round In the name building, has made use of Ills Egyptian experiences in painting a batch oi oil colors u>r the forthcoming exhibition a* the Academy of l?eslgn. One of them repro- > I tents "The Nile, Near llentsooef," abounding witlt limestone chits. Another oilers a distaut view of the pyramids as one uccs them looking across the desert from Cairo. A third effort is composed of a view oi the island of Finite, in N'uola, Just outsida the hounds of Egypt. The hills arc bare ami rockyThe principal building in sight is "Pharaoh's lied.'" a sutiare hypet liral temple. The Nile Hows past in blue tranquillity. The palm, the tamarisk and the sycamore abound. The locality Is jqst above the tirst cataract, where the soil changes from limestone to granite and the remains of Roman masunry are found. Mr. Jerome 1'hortipson will, within a row days, have completed his latest picture, "The l<ast Koso ' of Hummer,'' ?>r which wc say nothing more at present than that it Is lull of the nicest and most ! elaborate workmanship, and that Hie central incident in It is the tlgure or a child kissing goodby ta ih" farewell flower l"!t blooming alone. A completed picture, fh by u4, is "Lake Pepin." which ia mil of a graud prlnionl sentiment. A heavy storm is supposed to nave taken niacc the previous night, the tune represented being dawn. Several Indians, assembled on their beacon rock, havo * overlaid a rrcshdit lire with damp grass, the smoke irom wtnrh Is intended as a slgual to their scattered cinafh. The Indians are bent on discovering the tracks of I heir enemies?the Chippewa*. To the right, in the background, is tj?e ro< k known aa "The Maiden's Map," described by tfpes Sargent. Immensity, savage ireedom and T.ho asnUniont ol the "forest mimeval" are VoweriaLu exuteaned.

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