Newspaper of The New York Herald, March 29, 1873, Page 4

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated March 29, 1873 Page 4
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i BROOKLYN'S HERDER MYSTERY. That Mysterious Woman Who Was Arrested in New York* ??. LOCETTE ARMSTRONG, THE SEAMSTRESS. Was This Poorly-Paid Shirtmaker Chas. Goodrich's Companion? WHAT LUCETTE'S MOTHER SAYS. Sad Picture of Suffering in Old Age. Have the Brooklyn Polioe Blade a False Chase ? The Prisoner'* Whereabouts on the Fatal Sight?Britton Doesn't Care About Coroner's Jury Verdicts or Opinions?He Will Hold Her Anyhow?The Inquest Commenced. The bogus "acumen" of the Brooklyn detective force In all probability has never been bo thoroughly exposed in any or the cases they have had to "work up," as 11 will doubtless be In a few days In connection witn the very mysterious arrest of a very mysterious (?) woman In this city on last Thursday night. As reported yesterday Detectives Folk and Vldetto, of the Brooklyn police, captured a young woman at 22 Orchard street. New York, about six o'clock lu the evening. Tills woman Is, or was supposed to be, the murderer ofMr. Charles Goodrich, or was supposed to know something about it. Yesterdar afternoon a Herald reporter called at No, 22 Orchard street, aud, guided by Information gleaned In other quarters, went up one flight or Btairs end kuocked at the door of room No. l. The house Is a tenement house. A RATHER HAND80ME YOTOfl WOMAN, with features of au Israelitlsh type, opened the door. 'Does Mrs. Levy live here?" asked the reporter. "Yes," replied the young woman. "Are you the lady?" The young woman hesitated, and without replylog said, "Well, what is It?" "Was a young woman named Myers in your cmploy here, and was she arrested last night ?" "Yes," replied the young Jewess, "she worked here; she was arrested last night. Tne efflccrs were here to-day lroiu Brooklyn. They are not long gone. The Chief of Police (Campbell), I think, was here, and he said U any reporters came here to tell them nothing? to tell them to come and see him and he would give them all the information about It." "I should like to ask you a few questions. If agreeable," continued the reporter. The lady nodded. In reply to his questions she said:?"She has been working for us about three weeks, at shlrtmaklng, and came to us In reply to an advertisement for a seamstress to operate a sewing machine. She was a good workwoman, quiet and appeared very respectable, but seemed very poor. She worked from about eight or nine o'clock In the morning until about half-past six or seven at night, and sometimes TOOK HOME SHTBTS TO FINISH. She earned from three to four dollars a week. "Was she at work on Thursday of last week?a week ago yesterday?" "Yes; she worked all day, and went home about hair-past six o'clock." "Did she come to work on Friday morning?" "No; she did not come to work at all on Friday, but she was here as usual on Saturday." "Was there anything remarkable In her manner that day?" "No; we talked and laughed as usual while we were at work." "Did you know or was anything said about the fact that a man named Goodrich had been murdered In Brooklyn on that Thursday night or early on Friday morning ?" "Yes, we knew about It," replied the Jewess, "from the papers; we take a paper, and some of ns were reading things tn the paper and laughing at>ont them, when, by and by, Bhe took the paper and begnn reading, and WHEN SUE COME TO TOE REPORT anoiu me inunier sue read inai to us. vvncn sne got through she said it was 'foolish to say that man committed suicide. Do must be murdered. How could a man shoot himself three tlmeB In the head T And any way he wouldn't likely shoot himself In the buck 01 the head.' She didn't appear excited nor anything about It." "Did she say anything to lead you to believe that she knew the murdered man t" "No. she didn't say anything abont It of that sort. She Just talked like any one else would talk about such a thing, but wo had no Idea she was acquainted with him." "Did she live near you or In this neighborhood f" asked the reporter. "She lives with her mother." "Do yon know hor mother's name or where she lives ?" "Well, her name is Hubbell, or something like that, and she lives at 40 Itivtngton street." "Under what numo did you know this woman, who was arrested last night V" "Myers?Lucy Myers," replied the young Jewess, who evidently looked as though she would rather Obey Chief Campbell's lnjuuctlon and send the reporter to Brooklyn. "Hut that is not her name," she continued; "her name Is Armstroug. She told us her husband's name was Armstrong, but that tie was killed on the railroad near HulTalo." This was all tlmt was developed dnrlng the con icamivu, wiu mc ivyvrwr iciv, hiiu, jiruuecuinj np Orchard street a lew blocks, turned Into Rlvlngton street to No. 40. The house is a live story brick double tenement house, with brown stone racings, the lower story occupied by stores. Before visiting Til DOMICILES ALOFT the reporter entered a small grocery store to the right of the door leading to the tenements. A smart-looking German woman app eared behind the counter and the reporter asked It she knew whether a woman named Qubbell lived In the upper part of the building. She replied that he did not know of any such person. "Do yoa know whether a woman named Armstrong Urea there t" continued the reporter. "Armstrong ? yes, there Is a tall, dark-haired woman of that name lives with her mother on the top Hoof." "Do you know anything of her habits V* "No," replied the German woman. "1 have seen her pass In and ont a number or times, and she came in bare two or three times to bny something. Tb&t la all I know about her. They came bere to Ure only abont a month ago, and 1 bear tbey are eery poor. They lire In the top story, back room, and I believe tbey were obliged to leave the bonae (bey lived In last because they owed rent and eou^ypot pay It. A maa that keeps a store near What*' (hey lived came here and told my bosband not to {nut them because they couldn't pay, and that they owed the butcher and grocer Where tbey had beoa dealing." Up nmr flight* of stairs the reporter next clambered and knocked at the door of a rear room. Ge door was opened at once and a short, plump ly, of.perbape flity-bve or sixty years of age, and wearing speetaoloo, appeared lu response. -Does Mrs. Armstrong live here t? asked the reporter. "Yea," replied the old lady, with a tinge of sadness In her voice. "Please step in," and ane oimned the door wide. thb araantflMT was abont ten feet wide by twelve long. The floor was covered partially by what u known as "rag" carpet and partially by a piece of t"g-*"i, and the furniture coat NEW Y( | prised two tables, half a dozen wooden peat cn.wra and a rooking stove. The walls were adorned with a tew common pictures, a low simple ornaments garnished the mantel and a glittering copper leukettlo steamed on the stove. The very noticeable feature about everything was the cleanliness and tidy arrangement of the scant rarntturo. The oarpet was clesn and bright, tlie chairs were scrubbed to whiteness aud the old-fashioned stove was nicely blacked. TWO BOTH, one of abont four years of a/e aud the other probably six or seven, sat In a corner, half ab.ished, the younger one dressed in a light blue Jaeket aid knee pants, and of prepossessing lace and expression. The old lady und tho reporter were soon se ated and the reporter said:? I prename you are Mrs. Armstrong's mother, Mrs. HucbellT" yes." replied the lady. "1 am a reporter, and have called to ask yon some questions, which I hope may rot prove disagreeable to you?at least they are not intended 10 |)0 SO*" The old lady pressed her hands to her eyes and said with much evident mental anguish, "Oh, no I Go on, sir: I wdl answer all your questions. I have been answering questions and crying all day, but 1 have nothing to conceal and can only tell the truth." "1 presume, or course, that von are aware ol the ciroumstsnces in which your daughter is placed and have come to ask you concerning her,*' continued the reporter. "POOH LTTCBTTE I YES, I only found out. a little while ago, abont one u uouft, micro sue nan. uiii.? imua ?i iv, mu p'wi girl. She was a?*v all night laat night and we were worried to death almost about her." "I should like to know, If you can recall the (hot. whether your daughter, Mrs. Armstrong, was at home oa Thursday night ol last week and whether she remained at home during that night?" asked the reporter. "La, ine; yes," ejaculated the old lady; "Lucette was always at home when she wan't working. She never was out all night since we've been In New York with her, and that's near four months this time. You know we live In tne kentry, and I sm old and not strong, and my hnsband Kphralm ne's old and sickly and can't work, uud there's l>ecn so much snow up in Connecticut this tvtntor, and times were hard and he couldn't do any work, so Lucette sent up to us to oome down here anil livo with her, and wc come, oh! dear, only think of It, that anything like this should happen to her, and oho has always been so good and worked so hard to help ns along." "Well, madame, can you recall nny incident or anything that was said or done on that thursday niu1it or Friday morntno which will show, In addition to your knowledge of her general habits, that she was at home all that night?" Alter a long, reflective pause she replied1"No; I can't recall any incident at alL I kuow she was home every night that week." At this time Mr. Huboell, a tall, bent, i1rat-ttailed man, entered the room and shook hands with the reporter. Mr. Hubbell looks delicate and is almost seventy years of age. He took little or no part in the conv'ersation that ensued. "Where do you and your daughter sleep?" asked the reporter. "Weil, In the other house we had four rooms, but here we have only two, and in that next room there our things are piled up a good deal to get them out or the way. Wc make down beds on the floor, and Lucette, she sleeps In that next room." "Who is generally lirst to rise In the morning In yonr family f" "I am." replied (he old lady, "I've been an early riser all my life and I get up first and gut breakfast." "Then you generally saw Lucette In bed In the morning f" "Why, yes. I couldn't help seeing her when we all live in these two little rooms." "And you think vou are sure you saw iter in bed on Friday morning, as usual ?" "I know 1 saw her In lied every morning since wc have beeu In New York, but 1 don't remember la>t l'ridav morning In particular." "Have you had many visitors to-day ?" resumed the reporter. "Yes, a great many," replied Mrs. Hubbell. "The first that called was about ouc o'clock this morning. 1 didn't go to bed last nlglit, as I wondered why Lucette didn't come home from her work, and I sat up and waited, anil waited. By and by the bell rung about one o'clock, and I went to the door and there stood two men. They asked if I was Mrs. llubbell, uud 1 said, "Yes, but where is Lucy, my daughter Lucy ?" They said she was all right, or something of that sort, and then they said they wanted to talk to me. They came In, and alter a while said that they wanted to look at my daughter's things. I asked them what right they had to want to see my daughter's things aud they said they were ofllcers and had authority, and "then they showed they shields. 1 got Lucy's trunk out and they ransacked and overhauled it, and LOOKED PARTICULARLY FOR LETTERS. They found a good many, and took lour or five o' them away, and I think they took a small portrait of Lucy, out I am not sure almut It. Thei they hunted In the pockets ol her dresses, but didn't flml anything, and next looked in the cup beard among the dishes and In the boxes when the children keep some little toys. They wen here till three o'clock tills racrnlug, but the] wouldn't tell me where Lucette was." "Do you know that s man named Foster vu banged on Friday last, Mrs. Hubbell?" asked thi reporter. "Oh, yes, we talked about It here that day." "WHO TALKED ABOUT it?" "Me and my husband and Lucy," responded Mrs. Hubbull. "We talked about it quite a whlli ubout breakfast time and after." "Do you remember anything that was saif aooui 11 j" "Well, you know, it was a general talk about It but Lucettc talked quite sharp, and said 'it was i shame to hang the poor man, and that the (lover nor aught to save him and send him to prison. She said she thought It was cruel of the Oavcrnoi to let Foster be hung." "Do you remember whether you talked about Foster on the night before he was hanged, at all T' "Yes; we talked about It a little that night." "Do you remember anything that was sail! then ?" "I remember one remark I made myself, that 11 was hard lor the poor man to be hang next mora lug,' and 'that be had ON1.Y ONE MORE NIGHT TO LIVE.' "I remember we talked generally In that waj that night." "Was your daughter present then?" "Oh, yes; we all sat right liere, and Lucywai with us and joined lu the talk, and we all seemec to pit v Foster. I remember that now very well.' "Mrs. Levy's daughter says your daughter Luc] was not at work on Friday." "Not at work," retorted the old lady sharply "she was at work that day; she was at work. It remember right, tliongh, she didn't leave hen quite so early as usual. You know she used t< bring homo shirts sometimes and I used to ieli her, and 1 think that morning she stopped to sov on some buttons with me so as to take all the fln lshed shirts down to Mrs. 1/jvy with her." The reporter's conversation with Mrs. TTabbel lasted for nearly nn hour and a half, bat the fore going embraces nearly all that bears most dlrectl] upon the question ol the GUILT OR INNOCENCE of the yonng woman who is arrested. Mrs llnbbell looks, speaks and acts like ui honest and truthful an old lndy ai ever lived, and her hnsi.and appean equally frank. All through the Interview she bit terly deplored the disgrace that must, in her opln ion, follow from the fact ol her daughter's arrest bhe does not seem to dream for nn Instnnt tha they can hold her daughter, and thinks that tin pollre are vidians to attempt to weave their tolli about her per, who has oeen so kind. "It's wicked?It's wicked," she elnculnted, "t< take her away. We have no money, and can' work, and the 1st of the month is coming, and w< can't pav the rent nnless they let Lucy come bad right away. Oh, dear! Oh, dear!" And so the unhappy old lady bewailed her trolj nn happy condition. She exhibited a portrait o Lucette, who Is a tall, slender, black haired womat of twenty-six, with a long oval face and wel lormed nose and mouth. Her mother descrlbci her as "souiikv." anil savs that l.unetto has nl ways had a taste lor writing scrapa of origlna poetry and the like. FUR HAS BFKN MARRIRIt TWTC*. Her first husband's name was Armstrong, and th< little boy In bins, already described, Is hor son bi that marriage. Her next husband was namec Myers, and he, too, is now dead. The name Myers tfereforc, was not an assumed sne. Mrs. Hubbcll says she knows nothing whatever as te her daughtei bcitiir acquainted with Goodrich, that Lney recdvec a good many letters, but never said anything aboui many or them, and that for all she knew the; might or might not have been from him. TWR CtPTT'RRn SRAUSTRKSS. Lucette Armstrong was removed to the Harmoni Street Jail from the Central Office last evening where she will he detained. District Attorney Brit ton, who has ha< a lengthy Interview with her, la of th< opinion that if she herself did no commit the crime she knows all aboni it. He say he confronted her with statements In several o her letters which she had contradicted In conver sation with him and thereby showed that she pre vurloated. Mr. Briiton save that, notwithstanding whatere may be the result arrived at by the Corsner's jury he will hold the prisoner until the case has beei thoroughly anted and circumstances may admit o her release. WHAT WIBT 'MAT." Chief Campbell, In conversation yesterday, re marked"I tell yon, wo are In possession of cei tsin laets, and if they corns out the people of thi city will he astounded at the way In which th t hlng was done. Yes, sir, they win ho thnudei struck!" ** n' u wihiii iiiw vnituuj ai uc ursiisru mree establishment the elbcer* Hay the prisoner said tns "Charley Goodrich was her beau." According t the statement sf the Ohief she had been in th bubtt ol visiting Goodrich at the Degraw stree tense, bat deceased went oltener to see her. H had been to see her as often as twice a day. Afte a rigorous croSM-examiua'lon by the (thief she ad nutted, so the chief says, that she had called at th house one day last week, but could net tell when I was, before or alter Krlday. NOT OOODKK H'H COMPANION. Professor Hoyle, who remembers having fPe qneotlf seen Mr. Goodrich in MMpasy wlthi handsome woman last Pall, at the Degraw stree ,, house, j ester day visited ucaduuarlcrs tor the oui )RK HERALD, SATURDAY, ; I pose of seeing flic prisoner. He Is positive that the i I woman fn custody is not the female whom he noj tloed iii company with Mr. UoodrioU. THE COBONEB'S INVESTIGATION How Did Charles Ooodrioh Diet?The Inquest? Hew and Where He Was Last 8een Alive? The Discovery of His Body?Testimony of the Victim's Brother?Testimony of "The Woman" Interrupted. Thelnqnest touching the'death or Mr. Charles Goodrich, who was found dead last Friday morning in the basement of his dwelling In Degraw street, Brooklyn, with three pistol shot wounds In his head, was commenced before Coroner Whitehill, In tbe Oonrt or Sessions room, at half-past two o'clock yesterday afternoon. There was a large nnmber of spectators present. BVIDBirCH OP MBS. BRROB. Mrs. Catherine Berge, who .was the first witness called, testlflod as follows:?I reside at 93 Fl;th avenue; I knew Mr. ooodrlch who resided in iiegraw street; ne oumo into ray store; I last saw Mr. Goodrich alive either last Wednesday or Thursday; I am positive it was Thursday; he came into my place about five o'clock; I was sitting by the window reading a book; he got somo meat; did not notice which way he went after he got it. By a Juror?How do you know it was Mr. Goodrich that came to your place T A. A boy told roe it was he, and I remembered so the time I saw the row of carriages in front of his door; I saw him a good ranny times when he oame to mv store; I can't say how many timos I saw him last week; I am not In the store all the time; 1 am sure I saw him on Thursday, because my husband was away and I was In the store. TESTIMONY OK JAMES KOWAN. Mr. James Rowan, sworn?I live at 103 Third place; 1 last saw Mr. Goodrich alive on the Wednesday prior to his death, about eight or nine o'clock A. M.; 1 saw hlra In one of the houses he lived in on Dcgraw street, In one of the row of brown stone houses; I went there on business; I transacted my business with him; 1 was to come there In the afternoon; I failed to get tncre, but came there the next morning near twelve o'clock; 1 knocked at the door with my cane, but received no auswer and supposed be had gone to Ills business; I then left with tho intention of returning, but did not, and came on Prlday meriting about seven o'clock; I received no answer and was about going when u man came to tue door who appeared to he a plumber; 1 Iclt a message with the raau that I would call lu tlie afternoon; 1 then lelt and went to New York on semo business, and learned lu a lurniturc store In Fulton street that Mr. Goodrich was shot: l culled at the house frequently after the 1st ol February; I think 1 had been there six or eight times; the first interview that I had with lilut, he came to my house, 103 Third place; during my visits there when I could not see lum there uppearcd to be a number ol persons examining them; 1 never saw any female there who lived there; at one time I saw a lady there with a little boy, who appeared anxious tofent the house; Mr. Goodrich afterwards told me that she Intended calling again with her liushand; my object In calling to see him was to make an exchange of some pioperty; the exchange was pending at the time of his death; I don't think I could recognize any of the persons whom I saw there; I have found him at his honso as early as seven o'clock; I have been to Ills house as many as three times as early as seven o'clock; at one time he was eating breakrast at that time; 1 do not remember being there at night at any time; at the time I saw him eating breakfast lie was alone; I looked throngh the window and saw him there; can't remember bow far down i the curtains were on Thursday morning. I THE STORY OF BUNKER HILL. Bunker Ilill, sworn?1 reside at 813 Dean strnet; I sa.f Mr. Goodrich pass on Thursday, tho 20th, in front of 375 and 377 Pulton street, talking with another man; 1 was in a Fulton avenue car; I had i been over with a note to his brother In Wall street; l Mr. Goodrich had a dark suit of clothes on at the [ time 1 saw him; I was in tjie office of Mr. W. W. Goodrich at the time tho news arrived that lils brother was shot; 1 think he had a high hair hat on with a flat crown, r STATEMENT OP NICHOLAS CARROLL, t Nicholas Carroll, sworn?I resldo at 211 i Twentieth Rtreet; I am a conductor; I knew Mr. t Goodrich only by sight; I used to see him riding on - the cars (photographsshown witness); I identity 9 these as bla pictures; i last saw him on Thursday 9 night, between nine and ten o'clock; he got on r some Dlace near Degraw street: the time was about ilvo minutes to ten; he seemed to i be alone; I used to see him riding on ? the cars from three to four times a week; 1 saw him after his death; It was on Friday night I saw him; I recognized him as the same man that rode np with me the night before; when he 1 rode he always seemed to be alone; he always s seemed to get on about Court street; I couldn't say how he was dressed on Thursday night; I couldn't say whether he wore a watch or chain at that particular time; I conldn't say whether he ; unbuttoned his coat when he paid me his fare; 1 i don't remember how long It Is since 1 first, noticed hira; it aint more than five weeks; 1 don't remcm' bcr on my last trip whether any pcrsoa got off at r Degraw street; my car during that week got aut at Mix o'clock: 1 don't recollect any strangers getting on at Degraw street; 1 don't recollect any ' ladles getting on at my first trlp.down; Mr. Goodrick always seemed to be alone when he rode In I the cars. MR. ROWAN RZCAIXEP. t In my intercourse with Mr. Goodrich he carried a . watch; It was a gold watch, with a chain hanging down across his vest; he carried It In his vest pocket; the last time 1 saw him r wltn the watch was on the Monday prior to his death at his bouse; I asked him the time and he told mc It was out of order: 1 have no recollection j of his carrying a pockctbook; I have noticed him 1 wearing a plain gold ring on his linger; it was a > plain gold ring; ne didn't wear any other Jewelry, r A CAR DRITKR'S STOKT. August Boierhe.n, sworn?My business Is a car ; driver; on Thursday night 1 remember when 1 came 1 to Degraw street 1 got the bell to stop, and beloro i I could stop I got the bell to go ahead agnln; > this was abont five minutes to ten; can't i ted the last time I saw him; never saw him r get on the cars is the morning in company with - any perssn; he was always alone; on Thursday evening there was no person on the front 1 platiorm; Mr. Goodrich never rude on tho front - platform; I knew most of the passengers by sight f that got on at Degraw street; the only lady that I ever remember getting on at the first trip was with an old gentleman; the only lady that gets on . In the morning early la a young girl at Twelfth i street. 3 TtTE HCRDERED MAN'S BROTHER. i W. W. Goodrich Bworn?I live at 202 Cumberland street; 1 last saw my brother ailve on Wednesday morning, the loth; I was In the habit of going around to his house; t I generally stopped a few minutes there; on > Thursday morning I passed that way agalu. * leaving my house about a quarter past eight, aucl I had taken from my own house a little tm patl > with hail a loaf or bread la it, which Mrs. Goodt rich had sent to my brother; we had been having a 3 little frolic the Saturday night belorc; 1 got there, l perhaps, at a quarter sf nine o'clock; I went to the basement door by which I had usually entered r and conid not effect an entrance; the honse was f entirely shut dp; 1 usually entered by the basement 1 uoor; im nousc bub wie api>curauce 01 a nonce in 1 whlen none of the occupants had arisen; this la a Thursday morning of which 1 am speaking; all tho blinds were dosed: 1 don't remember about the 1 curtains, but the windows had tho whole appearance of a heuse shut up; I went up and rang the door bell; 1 rang steadily, as you s would at a honse In which no person had risen; 1 r rang it, perhaps, half a dozen times, then I kicked the door, and 1 went and got a stone and , tossed it up to the front window; I tnrew It i against the window of the room in which my r brother nsed to sleep, thinking that be might be l sleeping; and when, not finding him, I took this t pile and put it under the stoop, where there was a r lot of eoal, and 1 knew he would have to go out there and get his coal; not getting an entrance I went away and went to my business; the aext 1 morning, about tho same time, I drove , around again, and the house ha<i the same appearance as tne day befbre?all shut up and no 1 sign or life abont It; I went under the stoop and > knocked at the door and tried to open It, and not body answered: I finally opened the door under s tho stoop, which opened to a closet, In 1 which there was the same pail; 1 opened - It. and tho bread was still In it: . then I became somewhat anxious and went down to Mr. Potter's to get a key to one of the r other houaes; I got that key aud drove back rapidly and went Tnto an adjoining house; 1 rei member I took off my cape cloak so as to pass f through the eouttte; 1 passed up over the scuttle and 1 found all the scuttles on the tops of the houses closed, with the exception of the one on i- the house in which ho lived; I went Into the house next to the one in which my brother was aad that s was open; I came down to the foot of the garret e stairs and tried to open the door, which r- waa evidently locked; I pot my back agauuit the door and burst it in, breakt Ing the panels until I could put my hand In and get the keys to unlock it; there o was a brace of weod against tbe door; I had seen e that before In being through the bouse; 1 went t through the upper story, and there was nobody e there; I went to the lower floor, and the doors on r that floor were shut; the back chamber door was I- locked, and then I went to the front chamber door o and that was shut, but the door wasn't locked; I t opened that door and passed rapidly through these rooms, and they were In as perfect order as any rooms were ever made: the bods were made; I eani not remember now that It occurred to me the paina fnl order of that house; It was In absolute order t in every respect; l then went down to ^ the parlor fyor pud pasped right through that MAKUH 29, 1873.?TKIPL1 floor; the doors were open there; I then went to the basement and opened the basement door; I then went into the kitchen: it bad the same ap. pea ranee of periect order; 1 then went Into the lront room aud opened the dining room door and SAW MY BKOTIIKB LYING ON TBI! FLOOR; my first Impression was that he was sick; I sprang forward and knelt by him, and as 1 did so I saw the pistol; I saw that he was dead; either before or alter that, as I remember now, I most hare nnona/1 tha hltnda t\f aba ./if the wlntlAvi* T rin right oat of the room, passed through the kitchen and called my man in; I unlocked the

basement door, and I now remember that the basement door was braced with a long black wal- 1 nut stick, reaching from the panels of the door back to the gas pipe; I called to my man, and said, "Joe, my brother Is murdered." or something or that kind, and to come right In; he came In with me and grayed about a moment; I said to him, "Leave everything as it is and go lor the authorities or for the police;" 1 locked everything up and did not touch anything; I saw the pistol, and I saw the blood on the hearth; I went right down to the l'ollce Headquarters, forgetting that Captain Caasldy was right in the vieinlty; 1 stopped on the way down at Mr. Patton's, and sent a message by Mr. ration to iny partner in New York; 1 ciro^'e then right down to the Coronors' onice, and finding nobody there, weut to the Police Headquarters and told them what nad happened? MT BKOTHBK nAD BPUV MVBDKRKO? and they sent detectives with me to the honse. Alderman Klohardsoa?Yon say that yon thought he had been mnrdered; now, what faota Impressed taat upon vonr ratndr Mr. uoodrioh?There were two or three little instances about the room which I discovered; 1 found htm lying with bis head aboot eighteen Inches or two feet irom the heartnstone, and with his feet towards the window, his hands by his side and his feet apart; oa his feet were slippers, and they appeared us 11 they had been stnok upon the top or his toes, looking as ir thev had been put upon his feet after he was dead, for they were not canght at tho heels; they were Just hung on, conveying thelmpresuon that they had been plaoed there: there was no sign of a struggle; I felt before I left the room that THKRH HAD BMN NO MIIOIDB, and I Bald so; I put iny band upon his forehead and foond that it was-oold, and then I noticed that nis watch and chain were gone; I then put my hand upon his pocket and found that his pocketbook was gene; la.terwards discovered tnat his seal ring was also gone; my impression is that he was not so cold when I first tolt of him as he was later In the day; each time I went to the honse I was driven there, and when I found my brother f don't believe 1 was in the bonne more than two or three mlnntcs before I called my driver and told him my brother was dead; 1 saw A POOI. op BLOOD, about the alee of a man's hand, on the hearthstone, a little spot ol blood a little distance Irom that and considerable blood upon his boots, some of wnich had run through a piece of carpot under the beots and through the floor; there was also a spot of blood on the mantel; I was In the habit of going to the house frequently during the past month before the murder, but I seluoin got there beiore half-past eight o'clock in the morning; at night 1 was there about eight o'clock; on one i occasion, I think, 1 saw a woman's dress; think it was some time in March I thought 1 saw a woman's dress; thought I heard tne rustle sf a woman's garment when I entered the house; my brother Baid TfTWTlK WAR A WOMAN TlfWRH. and asked me if I wanted to see her and I said no; he looked a little embarrassed at the time. Alderman Richardson questioned him In regard to the woman. , Coroner?Alderman, I would not press these questions at the present time. 1 Alderman?Very well. Kvldenoo continued:?I did not notice that he had been snaven until Dr. Hhepard called my attention to It; we then totind some shaving materials up stairs; I did not think he would have shaved hlmseir at night, as he was not hurried for time; he had these houses in hiB own name, but I hold a mortgage on tnem, and he fave me a deed to secure certain advances which had made ts hira; my brother's Ule was not Insured; 1 And in my diary that on the 7th ol March I gave my brother $co, and on Sunday, the oth of March, I gave him fso mere to make It up to an even $100; 1 do not think ho had any payments to make, nor do 1 know or his paying a bill; HE WAS IN MY DEBT QUITE I.ARGELT, but I have had in my hauds at one time three or four thousand dollars belonging to him; when I passed down through the house I saw bis ring of keys at the bedside; we found everything In order; everything was In perfect order about nis drawers; 1 found the closet In the basement locked and the key gene; I found the closet iu his room locked and the key gone; his coat and hat were In tho closot in the basement; I noticed that the clothing upon his body wus absolutely clean; he had on a paper collar and It did not have the appearance of an hour's wear; the shirt iront was a little massed; I think it was put on after he was dead; another tblug I noticed?his face had been washed and his hair plastered back; there was-a clot of blood on the ton of his head which had not been washed off: I could not say whether the shutters were fastened or not, but I remember the catch was on the window. JOHN E. RICHARDSON testified as follows(Likeness of Mr. Goodrich shown and identified;; knew Mr. Goodrich, and last ;;aw him alive about two minutes to ten last Thursday night as he got off the car; I did not speak to him, but I bowed and he relumed the bow pleasantly; did net notice that he spoke to auy person; 1 got in the car at the corner ol Flatnush and Atlantic avenues; I did net notice his dress; do not think It was raining at the ttme; he get off about Degraw street: I think some one got elf at Warren street; think, however, It web a gentleman and lady. THE COACHMAN'S STATEMENT. Joseph Bradford, the colered coachman of W. W. Goodrich, corroborated that gentleman's testimony eb to the visit to the house in Degraw street, on the eventlht Friday morning, and tne finding of the bedy. The witness stated that he had often seen Charles Goodrich at the house, the last occasion being the Tuesday morning prior to the mnrder; but he never saw anybody there with him. Bradford further said that he had noticed that the deceased earned a watch, with a black silk guard. At this point tho Coroucr announced that the inquest would stand adjourned until Tuesday moruiug at eleven o'clock. THE M'SWEEQAN HOMICIDE OASE, Investigation Postponed, Owing to the serious illness In Centre Street Hospital of Mary McNamee, who stands suspected of inflicting fatal Injuries upon Brtdgot McSweegau during a quarrel between them at their residence, In the miserable tenement house 48 Scammel nircukf iiiuio tuuu iwu ITCCM *? ucictuiuiu lu'.lj published tn the Herald, the Investigation dl<l not take place yesterday before Coroner llerrman, according to previous adjournment. The caao went over till next Monday, when It will be proceeded with In case the prisoner McNamee will thch be able to attend. SHOCKING DEATH IN HOBOKEN. A little boy, named Joseph Reynolds, met an untimely end yostcrday evening nnder roost distressing circumstances, lie was returning on horseback to hiB homo, when three Hermans In a wagon, going in the opposlto direction through Fourth street, drove close by the animal. One of the wagoners, as alleged, struck Reynolds' horse with his whip, and the animal, taklug fright, dashed wildly towards the square. The boy was thrown off, but his leet becoming entangled In the harness he was dragged wltn his head bounding against the road. Ills skull was terribly mangled. When the horse came to a stand the nntortunate youth was dead, and his remains were borne to the home of his beart-strlckcn parents tn Shippenville. ANOTHER TEMPERANCE LECTURE. An lnqncst was held at Rye, Westchester county, yesterday on the remains or* laborer named John Doian, whose death was occasioned by failing off n bridge on the line of the New Haven Railroad. It appears that deceased left his home last Tuesday for the purpose of voting ot the town election, and. havintr Imbibed froelv of whiskey durlnsr the day. endeavored to make his wav back again at niRRtran and was not again seen alive. Itla body wast not dlacoverod nntll yesterday morning. A verdict wan rendered in accordance with the above facta. Deceased wan about forty years of age, and leaves a family. THE L0PI8IA1A TROUBLES. Report of the Cltlaena' Committee. The Committee of Two BQndred, sent to Wash, lngton to protest against the Kellogg nsurpa* tion, have made a report, filling several columns of the New Orleans press. It concludes with the following recommendations We recommend that a permament committee of seventy members be appointed, with power to collect a large amount of testimony that exists, which the Committee of the Senate (ltd not collect That testimony be collected of the maladministration nnder which the State groans from the federal ediccra of this State and of the cltv of New Orleans, whereby property has been rendered insecure, ita value diminished, confidence destroyed and persons impoverished and oppressed. we recommend that onr grievances he submitted to the legislatures or all the Rate* of this Onion and to Congress when it shall be again In arsslon. We recommend that the oo-operatioo and amtstance of other commltteea, who are charged to promote judiciary and administrative reforms, be solicited. We recommend that all ef the people of this State he organized te accomplish reform tn ;>nr State administration and to promote economy, retrenchment end ofltuial responsibility. we recommend that the colored population of this State be protected, encouraged, assisted, and that whet Is needed for their Improvement, gtndanre end progress he assured, and that this he a standing prtnoiple of net and counsel tn the dealings toward them. Wr recommend the preservation of a temperate, moderate and sedate deportment on the part of our people, so that wo mav show to the world that the Inherent lorce end strength ol our population is equal to the occasion of maintaining ourselves tn the prcsenoe of en Ignominious government, Imposed by usurpation, violence and fraud, according to the report of a commutes over whom we had no lulliiouce or cuaUtsU audio which we had no luureeeutaUre. 5 SHEET. THE STATE CtPITuT A Charter Day in Each Branch of the Legislature. The City Charter in the Senate and the Brooklyn Charter in the Home. PETTY TWADDLE Eff THE SEHATE. A Party Effort to Faroe the Annexation of Brooklyn. >. ,, Both Bills the Special Orders for Tuesday. Albany, March 28,1878. The Senate met, according to adjournment, at ten o'clock thia morn in??an hour so early that at ita arrival there was nobody in the gallery and Hardly a quorum present to hear prayers, rho interval for nearly an hoar was taken np by the ordinary business of tho occasion, and by the time the apodal order?the Charter?was ready, the Senators were getting into their seats and a respectable oompany bad gathered In the lobbies. Among the latter were the Uupde beantiee pf the Gaston House, Messrs. Murphy and Bliss, nnd the brunette of the Health Board, Mr. Davenport. want to 00 homb. Senator Woodln, when the special order was called, said that a number of Senators were absent rrom their seats, many, doubtless, exhausted by the warm debate of last night. To-day being Friday, most of us want to go home, and none of as feel Uke continuing an cxhapsttve and heating discussion on this twonty-aeventh section, when we are waiting for the train to go to our homes. I propose, tberelore, Mr. Chairman, that the twenty-seventh section bo passed over until next week, and that we devote tho few hours or to-day to the disoussion of other sootions not so likoly to got as into a hurtful discussion. is it tub lohby f Senator D. P. Wood thought this was a very novel proposition and he opposed It. The twentyBcventh Bcction was fresh in the minds of Senators and there could be no reason why the Scuate should not continue its discussion to a conclusion. But there maybe a reason for wanting deliy elsewhere. There Is a strong outside pressure environing this capital which requires delay to bring its forces fully to bear upon Senators whom it may hope to influence, and the Senate owe It to themselves to dispose or this section now. Whether delay Is for the purposo of gaining time to influence Senators or not it will be Interpreted so outside, and it wore best all round that the discussion upon this section be continued. nbqi.ighnob exposed. Senator Woodln said the Son ttor from the Twenty-second (Wood) could not have heard his reason for proposing the postponement of the section. It was because of the absence of a number of Senators who wish to he heard on this section. Senator Johnson?1Thero arc twenty-seven Sena tors hero. woodin doesn't cabe about treasure. Senator Woodin?i am unconscious or any outside pressure. There Is none upon mo. There are men here from New York who have a right to be here, men on both Bides ol ttiis question. I am glad to see all of them, glad to hear the Judgment or these men on both sides or the question, but I do not consider that pressure. I care nothing for the interpretation that the outside world may put upon our delay. Tills proposition never came from anybody outside the Senate chamber, it mar be voted down. I do not care, but 1 will not be Intimidated by a suspicion of outside Interpretation. If 1 were so 1 would be nuworthy a scat on this floor, and If the Seuator irom the Twenty-second acts from that motive then It Is ue who Is under pressure, outside Interpretation is the pressure that frightens him. 1 hope the Senate will accept my motion. wood very touoh. Senator James Wood thought the matter of outside pressure was a' mistake. He had known nothing or It. To be sure, he resided In a private boarding house, where he was not very accessible, but with him the stronger the outside pressure became the firmer became his resistance, aud be thought that was the case with the Senator from the Twenty-second. another kind op wood. Mr. X). P. Wood?The reason urged by the Senator from the Twenty-filth for a postponement Is not the trne one. Every Senator Is In his seat except one. The Senator's excuse is a mistake. Not one Senator 1s absent who asks to be excused, lis says he leels no pressure. True enough. The pressure Is put where It Is needed. Hercules put his shoulder to the wheel that was In the rut, not the ono that was on tho hard, firm ground. The Senator or tho Tw enty-flfth would certainly feel no pressure, but 1 have folt pressure. I have resisted, and am able to reslHt. but there are Senators abont here who are dtrrercutly constituted and may be more yielding. The Senator from the Twenty-fifth says tho mcuibcr who yields to outside pressure or public opinion Is unworthy oi a scat here. If members hern had regarded public opinion more carclully they would now rest more comfortably In their seats, aud when they return home would not have so many unpleasant things to explain. a weak man defined. Senator Woodin denied that he disregarded or defied public sentiment. He had not suid as much. II? had said that Senators should not be influenced by suspicion of what may bo the outside interpretation of their actions, and that a man who is so Is at least a weak man. awful pressure on tier ann. Several other Senators made thoir Uttle speeches on the question, amoug them Tietnaun, who said that the pressure ou him was awful. The whole city was pressing on him, except a small portion in the lower part of the city called the Custom House, and he wanted to go homo to got rid ol it. He moved the bill be progressed and made tiik special order for tuesday morning, to remain a special order thenceforward until dis posed of. This was Anally uccodea to, and the Senate returned to the ordinary business. BILLS INTKODUCKn. Among the bills Introduced was one by 8cnator Tlemann repealing the law giving priority to proceedings in which the city or New York H plaintiff or defendant, and one relatlvo to markets, which gives the care of Franklin, Gouverneur and the Eighteenth ward markets Into the hands of the Superintendent of Murkets. A STATES I8LASD FERRY. Senator Cock introduced a bill for the establishment or two ferries from Staten Island?one to Perth Ambev and the other to New York city, to t>e built by the Staten Island Railroad Company. Another bill was Introduced hv Senator Robertson permitting the rector, church wardens, Ac., of Grace church, to hold land waeroon to establish a home lor traiuod nurses, tree reading room, Ac. THE CRTRY BILL of Senator Wtnslow was killed on its third reading by the following vote Ykas?Messrs. Allen, ChAtfleM, Cock, Graham, bawls. Lord, Rsbcrtson, Mcoresby, Tiemann, Wagner, Weinman, Wlnslow, Wood la?1.1 Nats?Messrs. Adams, Benedict. Bo wen, Dickinson, arrower, Johnson, McUowan, Madden, Perry, Ik P. Wood, J. tffood?1L RECOXarPEREP ANP TABI.EP. The vota was reconsldored on motion of Senator Wooflin and the motion laid on the table by 18 to 7. BILLS PASSED. The bills to amend the set to Incorporate the New York B rid go Company; In relation to the clerks of the Marine Court; to Incorporate the New York and Queens County Bridge Company (the East River bridge): to anthorlse tbt appointment of three commissioners by the Governor to examine the prisons of New York, were all passed. The Bleecker Street Railway bill, with amendments, as passed in the Asaembly, was reported, and passed by 19 ts 3. SENATOR MADPEW. A great deal of Indignation is expressed among l Aaw at 9hn linn nftaob ma/ln K?v iiit' HuiuuurB wuiij ? ?*?"v uj ? certain New York city paper on Senator Madden, on account of bis speech tn the Senate last night. Mr. Madften la universally recognized an one of the most honest and intelligent members of the Legislature. THE BftOOKLYW CHARTER. In the Assembly Mr. Worth, from the select committee, consisting of the Kings connty delegation, reported the Brooklyn charter, with a resolution that the Committee of the Whole be discharged from the further consideration of the bill, and that the Mil be ordered to a third reading. JACOBS PROTESTS AGAINST THE BILL. Mr. Jacobs objected to this resolution, saying that the minority or the committee were told that the majority would make the charter Just as they wanted. Therefore, said, Mr. Jacobs, we having nothing to do In the committee, do not know or what Its provisions consist. He was in favor of a now charter for Brooklyn, and as he had been told that It would be a non-partisan one he was all the more In favor of It, Hut the action 01 this committee showed that U was to be a oftrtviftB charter. t ' ? ? whlob, ir the majority nere are willing to take the respousibilit/of passing. he had nothing to say. ANNBXATUiN Id THE DlKK10UI.Tr. Mr. Worth replied that there was a disagreement In the committee concerning anuoxation, but the other amendment* were proposed by the Brooklyn Committee of One Hundred. CONCBKN1NU TUB VOTH IN THE TOWNS. Mr. Burn* inquired ir thin Select Coinimttee had a right to atrlke out a provision Inserted by a rote of the House. He referred to the clause requiring a vote of rue people of the county towns on the question of annexation. The Chair ruled that the bill having been re* ferred to the committee lor consideration it had a right to make anv amendments. ABSOOaNOS and an ootbaob. Mr. Jacobs then took the floor, and after referring to the Importance of this bill pointed to the fact that tills committee had arrogated to themselves the privilege of amending it as they pleased, and then come Mn here and ask that the bill oe ordered to qtwrd reading, no also reft-rred to the annexation of a number of towns in the countrr , to thu city without first asking their consqot. This ho looked upon as an outrage which these towns Will lake notice of. TUB COM MITT Bll OP ONI HUNDRED. Mr. Husted said that, as he understood the matter, the Committee of One Hundred had consulted with the committee, and that their suggestions bad been adopted. Mr. Jacobs said that the recommendations of the Committee of One Hundred had been rejected, and then spoke again ol the injustice ol annexing theae 1 towns without theipeonseat, A TARTY VERSUS TBS PBOPLR. Mr. Hooted said ha would not ?nt. '<*? n>? w* unless the pepple could be allowed to vote on tbe question. Mr. Worth said that the republican par*y would be held responsible for this charter, and that part/ should have the privilege of making it the R*st the/ knew hew. a strBsomrrn bt wat or test. Mr. Roolie reviewed the bill, obleottng to several! parts, lie moved to substitute lor tne bill before the House the charter prepared by the Oomnflttee of One Hundred. He would do this to test the constancy of the majority. , kbkson pavoks run bill. Mr. Plenum delended the charter on general grou nds, maintaining that It was, as a whole, as ?ood a charter as could be formed. He spoke to his effect at some length. KADI TUB SPECIAL ORDER FOB TtTB3DAY. Mr. Jacobs moved to lay the matter over tlh Tuesday next, and that U be made the special order lor that time. Mr. Vedder sustained the proposition for annexing these towns as a great public necessity, and that being tho case, he Insisted that these towns should not be allowed to interpose any obstacle to It. Mr. Jacobs again submitted It to tbe House whether Tills ANNEXATION PROPOSITION should be incorporated in this bill without a hoar, ing given to lum and nis constituents. There was a provision In this bill which struck down one of the county advertising papers, and that paper a republican journal?the Brooklyn Union. He wanted to know whv this was Uodc, and he wanted tnis bill debated for the purpose oi learning why such amendments were put in the bill. We are told that this was to be a non-part.sau charter, ana he wanted to see how and in what way It was nonpartisan. Now, his own party journal In Brooklyn was in fayor of this bill, and that accounted for Its attack upon him last evening. That paper was in favor ol the bill; his parry in Brooklyn was in favor of it; but ho was here, the representative ol those poor larmers, and it was his outy to demand a hearing. Will you. lie asked, give it to me or not ? Under the operation of tne previous quostion, Mr. Jacobs' motion to make tbe matter tbe special order for next Tuesday was carried?61 to 31. zoolouioal monopoly. Mr. Deerlng introduced a bill construing certain acts of the Legislature relative to Parks in New York city, which prohibits tho establishment ol zoological gardens in any park except the Central Park. AN UPTOWN BAII.ROAD. Also by Mr. Deerlng a bill authorizing a railroad la the upper part ol New York city, and making incorporators Isaac M. Waltou, Rulus 11. McHarg, Richard L. Hill, (leorge White and others. Tho route commences at Manhattan street aud North River; runs to St. Nicholas avenue; thence to liotb street; thence to the Kast River. It ulso runs through Second avenue, Eighty-sixth street, Fifty-ninth street, Lexington avenue and Forty-second street. BLBUCKBH STREET RA1LK0AP. The bill authorizing the Bleecker Street and Fulton Ferry Railroad Company to extend their trucks was passed. TUB SB WARD MEMORIAL ORATION. The Adams oration on the lato Mr. Seward haft been set down lor Friday, April 18, at eleven o'clock A. M., at the North H' formed church, in this city. Mr. Seward's oration on Adams was delivered In the same church. HUFKRAOR FOR 1 AX-PAYINO WOMEN. Mr. Prince, Chairman of the Judiciary Committer of tho Assembly, will report, as instructed by the resolution of the Hons ;, the proposition to amend the constitution so as to grant suffrage to women holding property to the amount of <Z60. I.OOKINO AFTER THE CANAL BOARD. Ftnte Treasurer Rains states ills intention to review still rurthcr the acts of the State Engineer and Canal Commissioners, and says that every vote cast bv him In the Canal Board has been based upon the strong representation or the Engineer ana Commissioners una was bat a mere formal approval of plana ana estimates without anv expresalon as to the necessity of the work, which was wholly under the control oi the Engineer and Commissioners. SEVENTH AVENUE PAVEHENT. Comptroller Green's Reply to the Senate Resolution. In reply to the Senate resolution Comptroller Qrcen has sent a communication to the Senate giving?first, a copy of the contracts fur the pavement, dated February 23,1870, made between the city and Joseph A. Monhoimer; second, a certificate endorsed by the contract commissioners, Messrs. Josiali Sutherland and H. C. Van Vorst, that they are satisfied that no frand has been perpetrated in relation to said contract; third, a copy ol the testimony taken before the sold Contract Commissioners; fourth, a certified copy of the transcript of the judgment of the Supreme Court, by which it appears that the n&me of the attorney in the case was Daniel Seymour: that the amount ol the judgment is *133,138, of which Hum $116,140 was principal aud $16,860 interest, and $141 costs; fifth, a copy ot a letter from Hon. E. liclalleld Smith, Corporation UeniseL relative to the payment ol this judgment: sixth, the reply of tho Corporation Counsel, dated February 15, 1873, In which he says"I am satisfied, after very thorough Inquiry and examination, that Jurthcr litigation would be utterly hopeless, aud result in nothing but cost and expense to the city?we have no alternative but to close tho litigation and pay the Judgment seventh, a farther letter from the Corporation Counsel, dated February 27, 1?73, in which he says:?"I have examined tho case of Monheimer upon every possible suggestion Ol defence, and 1 ant clear we have nothing to support further resistance to the judgment and I am constrained to advise Its payment ut once, to avoid useless litigation and expense to the city;" also a reply stating that the case was tried before Judge YV. C. liurrett. The city was represented on the the trial bv David J. Dean, and the plaintiif by John H. Sirahan and Uratz Nathan. The action was commenced September 18. 1871. The present Comptroller has made no payments on tne contract since he came Into cffl"c. THE LAW ALUMNI ASSOCIATION. There was a meeting of the Law Alumni Assoc!, ation of tne University of New York last evening at the Library ef the University, Washington square. The Executive Committee reported In favor of giving two prizes at the approaching commencement exercises of the Senior Class?one of $50 for the best oral examination, and one ol |3VIVr I UK IICTl irnt?u ?Wlllua>ivu. -? ivpu.i wax adopted. The committee of which Mr. Ilcnry was chairman reported In fhvor of appropriating floo for the purpose of hiring Association Hall tor the commencement exercises, which are expected to take place May 16. This was also adopted. Professor Jaqitks made an address advocating an appropriation of a sum not less than throe hundred and fifty dollars ler prizes daring the coming year, and proposed that $200 be given lor the beat essay, $100 ler the second best and $76 for the third beat. The chairman thought that the best test of legal acquirements was to be found lu proficiency in oral examinations rather than In essays, which might be written by an outsido party. Tho subject was placed In tbe hands of tbe Executive Commluee. AH EA8Y WAY OF QUASHING AH IHDI0TMEHT. Baltimore, Md., March 28, 1873. In the Criminal Court in this city yesterday, in the oase of the State vs. Joun F. Green, Indicted for tbe embezzlement and larceny of $1,600, the case being removed from an adjoining county to this city for trial, the defendant's counsel demurred to the Indictment, on the ground that the word "frandently" was used in the indictment for fraudulently." The point was argued at length and numeroas authorities cited on both sides, rue defendant's counsel cited acts of the lli itlsh Parliament In force in Maryland, requiring all Indictments to be In the English language, and eontended that tbe word used was unknown to the language and that It was not a clerical error. Judge (illmor gave his views at length. He sustained the demurrer and quashed the Indictment FI&E IN CANAL STREET. A fire broke ont last night In the attic of the three story brick house, 368 Canal street, that caused a damage of $2,ooo. The place was orcn pied by J. Herzburg, cap maker, whose stock was Injured to tlie extent of $i,ooo? insured. The building Is a portion of the LoriUard estate, aud WftB damaged to the amount of t Low-tus ured

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