Newspaper of The New York Herald, April 1, 1873, Page 5

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated April 1, 1873 Page 5
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TI1K DKTOTUK 0ILIHIM. Brooklyn's "HawkshawN" and the Goodrich Murder Mystery. THE HUNT FOR ROSCOE Arrest of a Black-Haired Spaniard? A Light-Haired Gentleman Wanted. AHOTHER QUARREL WITH ROSCOE '1 Have a Pistol, Too"? Chief Campbell on the Trail of "Hash"? How Roccoe Got His Face ?lapped? Ho Quarrel, as Alleged, in the Stanton Street House? The Inquest To ' Daw? T.n A Attn' ? Vnthor Viniti TTnr. There was nothing new to report In the Goodrich Marder case yesterday. "No recent developments whatever," remarked the Chlelof the Police force ?f Brooklyn, when questioned. Meanwhile the pabllc Interest remains unabated, and the thirst alter something new In the matter grows more ardent each day. The telegram description of Roscoe, the Spaniard, who Is suspected by Mrs. Lacette J. Myers to have shot Charles Goodrich, which was sent to every police ccntral office in the country, requesting the authorities to arrest the ?an, remains as yet unanswered. The search tor Kate Stoddard, mistress of deceased, continues to be prosecuted, but with Indifferent success, ft would appear. The Inquest will be resumed at eleven o'clock this torenoon, before Coroner Whltehlll, in the County Court room, which has been chosen on account of its capacity to accommodate the large number of spectators which the session will attract. It Is anderstood that Mrs. Myers will be called to testily cn the witness stand to day with regard to the despatch sent to Baltimore last week giving a description of Roscoe, which was published on Sun? ? Hay, and formed the basts of a bogus account of |ke murder given in one of the weekly papers. Chief Campbell remarked that "If the Chief of the Baltimore police sent such a despatch as that to Be I should frfel It my duty to tell the de tectives of it and nobody else." He re gretted very much the publication of that name? Roscoe ; he did not know the Christian aame of the man. She said she did not know it. The Chief declined to give any reasons for not giv ing a description of the suspected Spaniard. An error occurred in the statement of District Attor ney Brltton? published yesterday? regarding the admissions of the woman Lucette Myers, now in custody. The prisoner stated to Mr. Brltton that the deceased had a difficulty on one occasion with Roscoe and that she separated the two men. This difficulty occurred at her own house, in New York, and not at Mr. Goodrich's house, In Degraw street. ? Brooklyn, as was stated In these columns yester day. ROSCOE THREATENS GOODRICH. Mr. Brltton further remarked to a reporter of the Hbrali? yesterday that Lucette told him that she heard Roscoe threaten Goodrich, and that she told the latter that ROBCOK CARRIED A PISTOL and would kill him if be did not take care of him self. Mr, Goodrich thereupon made the reply. "Will, I've got a pistol too." ANOTHER ARREST. At about half-past four o'clock yesterday after noon, a rusty hack with the shades drawn down stopped at the police central office, corner of Court and Livingston streets. The horses had been driven very rapidly and were greatly heated, de spite the coldness of the atmosphere. The door of the hack was thrown violently open and Detective Vldeto Jumped out. He was followed by another party, a man nearly six feet III height, and wearing a dark suit and a round crowned black hat. The two entered the building and at once repaired to the private office of Chief Campbell, who was preparing to go home. Vldeto and the stranger were not In the Chiefs office more than live minutes, when the stranger emerged and went down stairs to the street He glanced rapidly about him and then advancing to the carriage hastily opened the door and whispered to somebody Inside. A stoutly built, rubicund-vlsaged man immediately stepped out and was followed by a wiry, young man, evidently A SPANIARD, WHO WAS CLOSELY HANDOPFFED. The prisoner? for such he was? was about thirty years of age, five (eet seven Inches In height, and had a dark, piercing eye, which flashed angrily as he crossed from the carriage to the office door. He bad curly black hair, which was rather unkempt, and a moustache and goatee of the same hue. He was neatly attired in a business suit of dark-blue cloth, and wore an Astrakhan cap. As be passed Into the office he was closely watched by the other two men, whe hurried him Into the Chiefs office. His arrival was comparatively unnoticed, there toeing but lew persons lnithe vicinity. The whole party remained closeted In the office nntil about six o'clock, when th) prisoner and the two strangers, who were unquestionably officers, returned to the carriage. It was noticed that the prisoner was not handcuffed at this time. He twirled a newspaper in his right hand and ap peared to bo very nervous. The trio quickly en tered the carriage, the door was shut with a slam, the curtains were drawn down and the coachman, a red-faced, seedy-looking individual, whipped up the nags, which started at a rattling pace up Court street toward the City Hall, and were soon out of sight. as soon as the carriage had taken Its departure, the representative ot the Herald re-entered the Central Office, and went Into the apartment of the Chief of Police. Several other reporters who were In the building at the moment also called upon Mr. Campbell. ? WHAT CHIEF CAKPBRLL CAPTURED. *? The official was approached with the remark: "Well, Chief, we are desirous of learning whether the Spaniard who has Just left your presence Id custody of the detectives, is the man Roscoe, for whom the police have been looking?" "1 am hungry, gentlemen, 1 a?sure yon, and am going straight home to supper," replied tne official, and he went. "But who is the man. Chief t? "I can't tell you. I haven't anything to tell yon." "Were those officers who were with hlmr" ?1 can't teU you (excitedly). I have nothing to tell you." The Chierof the Brooklyn force then made a hur ried exit from the building, leaving the writers for the press rather unfavorably impressed with re spect to his familiarity with common coartesy. NOT R09C0B. It was subsequently ascertained br a Herald reporter that the man In question oould net have been Koscoc, the much-sought, suspected Spaniard. The reporter yesterday called again upon Mrs. ?ubbell, the aged mother of the woman Lncette Myers, and the following conversation ensued;? '?Do yeu remember the man, who is said to be a Spaniard, whose name is given as Roscoe, and who is said to have visited your daughter at your late residence in Stanton street f" "Well," replied the okl lady. "I don't remember anything about hira in particular, for 1 tell you I aever saw him but once, and that was but fer a Moment In the passage, while Lncette was looking for the key to unlock the door of the front room. Oh, no, he only came to the house two or three times, for he was a kind of hot tempered man and Lsoette was afraid of him. She didn't like htm." "Are you sure hi* name was Rosooe er was it a name something like that f" "No, Roscoe was the name. Quite a number of people has asked me that queatlon, for you see that is not a Spanish name, they tell me." "It Is not a Spanish name. But do yon remem ber anything of his personal appearance !" rejoined the reporter. "Well, I don't. As I told you I never saw him but for a moment, but he had light hair. That was aomething peculiar for a Spaniard, but there was a Spanish gentleman here to-day asking about him. and when 1 told him that Roscoe was a falr-halred man he said, 'Weil, I am a Spaniard and I have fair Sair,' and so he had." ? This, thereiore, settles the fact that the blacto haitra man who was handcuffed and taken to chief Campbell's office yesterday could not have been Roscoe. another qparril. Continuing the conversation the reporter asked? "About what time was it that Roscoe called upon ?onr daughter T" "Well, as near as I can remember, the last time I heard her speak about him was ono night about Ave weeks ego. It was Just before wo moved Into this house, and tnat was the 1st of March. She came into the house one nlvt i. and had about three dozen shirts with her to finish, and when she got ap stairs she sat down, out of breath, and said, ?Mother, who do yon tain* I taw just now V I . dont know, J*m rare,' and after a minute she said, 'Weil, I sa# Mat man Roscoe.' We didn't eve to hear an; more about htm, and so 1 aald, H)h, pshaw, la that all? did he we your' and she Haul, 'No, lie didn't see me, and 1 didn't care for him to; i>e watt u4ng outrageous language to a man he was quarrelling with in the street, and I humed right along and lie didn't see me.' That wax ail that was aald tnat 1 remember." "From what was aald by Lucette did von under stand tnat tne men were quarrelling close to where you lived*" "1 really don't remember that she aald where It was slie saw them, but from what wax aald and the way sue said it, I kind o' thought they mast have been in the aireet somewhere not tar trom the house." RO.HCUB GBT8 8LAPPBD.* "Did this man Roscoe ever appear to pay any at tention to your daughter i " "Well, 1 don't know. 1 think he liked her some, out she aldn't like him. She feared him, because those Spaniards you know are treacherous men. He wanted to come and board with us, but she wouldn't have him come. Ue wanted her to turn away McCord (the mason who boarded with us) and Bernard Uarnett, the Englishman, and give 1 him the room they had, but sne didn't want Roscoe about the house and wouldn't do It. Baruett went to England, but 1 don't know where Met'ord Is now." "Did Barnett pay her any unusual attentions?" "No. He wanted to, but he was a man who ' didn't get along at all. He. was unfortunate. He pawned everything be had and couldn't pay all his board. She didn't like him, because she slapped his face onoe. He came 'pawing' abeut her one day and she told him to mind his business, and he didn't, and so she slapped htm." THB PATH BR SEES LI'CBTTE. "Have you heard auything from Lucette to-day ?" "Oh, ye s I Mr. Hubbell was over to-day to Brook lyn, auu they let Dim into tne orison te sec her." "Yes," Interpolated tne old man, who was sit ting by the table. "1 was to see her to-day. Thev let me in. She looks well and doesn't 'pear very downhearted now. She told me to tell her mother i she'd be home to-morrow (Tuesday) night." "But I'm afraid they won't let her come," said [ the old lady. "Poor girl, she wants to tell on that, and I s'pose she hopes so, but 1 think some times people tell me she'll be home soon Just to quiet me." ... ?* f ? * "Dq they treat her well, Mr. Hubbell?" asked the reporter "Yea, yes, she's well treated," responded the feeble old man: "she had a table full ot food and said they were kind to her. Motnerput her up some more clothes in a bundle and I took them over to her, so that if they take her to court to-morrow morning sbe can look decently dressed. Her law yer was there ai the same time 1 was there." "Have you had many callers to-day r" "No, not many to-day; but we've found some good friends, who have promised to help us. I shall pay my rent to-morrow," oontlnaed the old lady, "and 1 don't think, the landlady will put us out if we pay the rent. Do you?" "I hardly think so," replied the reporter, and, with a few more remarks ef no public interest, this Interview closed, and the two grandtolka and their duo of grandchildren were left alone, with the old lady bustling abeut to prepare supper. The reporter also called at the house 13 Stanton street, where Mrs. Myers, alias Armstrong, kept boarders before she went to live In Rlvington street. Mrs. Schwartz is the housekeeper In this tenement house and knows a good deal about the Hubbells and their daughter. This lady lives on the second floor, in a small front room. Sne at flrst seemed very unwilling to give any Information, and expressed a tear that if she did so she would be arrested and locked up In the Brooklyn JaiL She said she could not thus be separated from her family of small children. The reporter thereupon assured her that there was no danger of her being arrested as it was very clear she had nothing to do with the case in any criminal manner, and all that was sought to be obtained was a knowledge of the doings oi the family while In her house. It had been stated that it was here that two men met In the rooms occu pied by Mrs. Myers and had an altercation there, when Mrs. Myers said, "Oo in that aoom, Charley." Mrs. Schwartz said that about four months betore Mrs. Armstrong (she went by that name in the house) bad come and engaged four rooms on the fourth floor at a rental or $17 per mouth. She stated that at the time it was Mra. Armstrong's in tention to keep boarders. She advertised for board ers and got two, the Englishman. Barney Barnett (who had since returned to England she under stood), and the mason MeCard. At the time Mrs. Armstrong did not do any other work. On the rent which the two men paid Mrs. Armstrong at tempted to pay her own rental and to keep not only herself and her boarders but also her lather and mother and the two children. She tried very natd to get some other boarders, but did not suc ceed. It soon became apparent that the thing would not work, and alter the flrst month she could not pay her rent. She then sent away the only boarder wno paid his board (McCard) because, she told him, she could not get rood for the family and feed him decently on what he paid. When he left she had nothing at all, and used to go ont to work every dav, aa she said, making shirts, on the corner of Orand and Allen or Eldridge street, she did not Know which. But at the end of the second month she had not been able to pay the rent, and lett, owing (17. The reporter questioned Mrs. Schwartz as to the alleged meeting of two Strang* ?\<<n i<* the rooms of Mrs. Armstrong and the altercation which was said to have taken place. On this point MK3. SCHWARTZ WAS INCLINED TO BB VERT SILENT. She Anally avowed that two strange men, both well dressed, had been seen In Mrs. Armstrong's room. They were not the boarders. They were not there together, but at an interval oi two weeks apart. Then, ol course, it was Impossible that these two men ceuld have an altercation together In the house. No sounds of any altercation were ever heard coming from Mrs. Armstrong's rooms by the other residents in the building. Mrs. Schwartz could not Identify these men if sbe saw them. Their faces were on each occasion partly concealed In the newspapers they were reading. She did not know that either or them were Goodrich er Roscoe, but they were evidently men of some respectability, If their clothes were any criterion. The lady went on to say that everybody in the house was glad when Mrs. Armstrong lelt, and particularly so now that this tronbie had come up. The reporter saw several other people in the house, who corroborated Mrs. Schwartz's state ment that there had been no altercation In the house. They said they had found the family a quiet one and noticed nothing peculiar about them. During the whole time Mra. Armstrong lived there the old people lived with her. No third man an swering Roscoe's description ever lived with them. The reporter subsequently visited all the shirt stores and shirt manufactories around Orand, Allen and Eldridge streets, but in none of them had any woman of the name of Myers or Arm strong over worked. It Is evident she gave a wrong address of the place In which she worked belore she went to sew for the Levy family. LATEST ABOUT THE ARREST. At a late hour last night it wan developed that the Spaniard whose arrest Is alluded to above was captured yesterday In this city by Detectives Wall ing and Golden and taken to Brooklyn. He was not Identified and was brought back to New York and of course discharged. His name Is Francisco Carlos Delza. RELIEF FOB THE HUBBELL FAMILY. To thb Editor op thb Herald:? For the Hubbell fkmily? Lucette Myers? please And the following subscriptions:? A. N. M. $2 00 M. L 6 00 Oae from Elisabeth. Elizabeth, N. J., March 81, 1873. !Po thb Editor of thb Herald:? ,, Enclosed I hand yon $1. Please forward to Mrs. Hubbell, 46 Rlvington street, whose only means of support now lies in Jail, awaiting examination, and oblige, GEORGE M. Two ftmwm Man," New York, March 81, 1878. To thb Editor of thb Hbrald:? Please And enclosed $2 for the Hubbell family. Yours, "8a. ? Tw? Dollars ai a "Widow's Mite." To the Editor of thb Hbrald :? Seeing the account (from your correspondent of the Hbrald) of that old father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Hubbell, and two Uttle children supported a a daughter, now Incarcerated In Raymond eef Jail, my heart has gone out towards them in sympathy for their helplessness and necessity. Will you accept the enclosed $2 only, the "widow's mite" towards a rund which I hope the benevolent will raise for them and see It appropriated? A. N. M. Five More from Sympathy. New York, March 30, 1873. To thb Editor of thb Herald:? The enclosed $& is for the Hubbell family. SYMPATHY. ? Poor Han's Two Dollars. Newark, N. J., March 31, 1873. To thb Editor of thb Hbrald:? Enclosed pleiae And $2 for the unfortunate Hub bell family. I wish I could afford to send them more. Yours, Ac., A POOR MAN. Five Dalian a ad a Short Note. New York, March 80, 1873. TO THB EDITOR OF THB HBRALD:? Enclosed find $6 for the unfortunate Hubbell Myers family. m. L. Twenty-fire Dollars and aa Oplaloa. Metropolitan Hotel, March 30, 1871. To thb Editor of thb Hbrald:? will you permit me to say through yonr valuable columns that I thoroughly agree with *one who wishes he could do more, and so bravely gives his opinion and his mite towards a subscription for the poor old ladv, Mrs. Hubbell", 4A Rlvington street, with whom I deeply sympathize. He has set en example that I, for one, wish to follow, and beg Iou to place the enclosed $25 to the list, and I only ope It will save that kind-hearted landlady the rouble of going up stairs again until she hears a little voice exclaim in shoots of joy, "Pear mamma has come borne again. > Mrs. JOHN WOOD. Can LacctU Myers k? Visited by Her Krlrntti. To tii? Editor of ti? Herald:? Siii ? win you pieaae let right into the Raymond Street Jail. Brooklyn, which holds the woman, My ers, as a witness, and bars out all relatives, irlends, Ac., from seeing her except the inquisitorial of ficers who are incubating this poor and acknowl edged innocent woman, into hatching for them some clue whereby tbev can by hook or by crook get tho $2,600 reward offered for the discovery of the murderer of Goodrich, Dr. Cuyler's "SaluU" It was my mission to bear to her to-day Important as well as sympathetic words from her parents and friends, andwhat do you think I got for iuy labor or love and humanity? a flat refusal from District Attorney Bntton as well as from his subordinates, to enter even the prison tor any such purpose. Now, Mr. Editor, can the officers prevent the friends of that sutTering woman from seeing and speaking to her and not place themselves in oppo sition to the laws of our ceuntry. Attorney Brit ton told me himself that he was holding her only as a witness. Must innocent persons be Incarcerated In an abomilable prison of filth and disease and set upon, unprotected and alone, by all the leaches of the law and badgered until her weeping heart and crazed brain is at the complete mercy of these sharks? Is this the way te seek out the criminal, or is it only the cloak to delay in time and set the public on the wrong scent? If this be law, then God deliver us rrom it and keep our mouths for ever closed as to any crime of which we may be conlzant. 1 will see the woman to-morrow or we will learn that the poor have no rights under the law which the executors thereof are bound to respect. Yours, for justice, SH1LOAH. FALLACY OF BOH CRUISERS FOR TBE IATT* *ro the Editor of tbk Hkrald An article In one of your contemporaries (a gov ernment organ) of the 18th of February was In tended to prepare the public mind for the an nouncement that a portion of the eight sloops-of war authorized by Oongresa would be built of Iron. Your Washington correspondent and also sev. eral other journals have since informed the public that the Navy Department has determined to bul'.d three Iron vessels and five wooden ones ; but as the hulls have not yet been laid It Is not too late to re cede from such a suicidal course lor the navy. The article referred to declares that "the demand for iron ships Beems to grow In favor." ? ? ? For mercantile purposes I admit that there Is a growing demand for slilps, and as iron Bhlps are cheaper than wooden ones in one sense the paper referred to is correct. Wood must be seasoned before It is proper ship timber; this takes time, but Iron can be bent to the form required before It is cold from the puddling mill, or within a few hours after it is taken from the mines, and this is the cause of the cheapness over wood. Iron Is abun dant, but good ship timber grows scarce. Any merchant who desires his goods delivered In good order will take a wooden ship in preference to an iron one, and as for fine lines they can as readily be made of wood as ot iron. Therefore 1 repeat that the growing demand is not for Iron ships, but for Bliips ol any material to accommodate the in creasing trade of the world. The metallic hulls can be more rapidly and cheaply constructed than wooden ones and mer chants are forced to ship In iron hulls, but tke Custom House books could reveal a loarfal list of damaged cases brought to this country in those same iron vessels. The superiority of wood over Iron for safety, buoyancy aud all that is desirable in a ship has been fully discussed and proved during the past lew years and I will not argue that point, but when the writer referred to stateB that "the uniform ex perience of all navies indicate very conclusively the superiority of iron ships'' I am forced to the conclusion that he knows nothing about the navies of the world. It was difllcult in the discussion of the Eight Sloop bill for members of Congress to distinguish between iron ships and armored ships, yet therein lies the whole argument. An armored ship is one plated with iron lrom four to fourteen lnchea thick, constructed to resist projectiles thrown from guns of large calibre. They were first built or wood, with the iron bolted to thick wooden pack ; ing; but when wood and Iron are brought In contact in this way the wood rots and the iron corrodes; consequently armored ships have been built entirely of iron, which removes this de fect. An iron ship has no points in common with an armored one. The former are lightly constructed to carry passengers and freight, with plates ranging from an inch to a quarter of an inch in thickness. In stipe and outlines they bo closely reBemole a wooden vessel that the difference can scarcely bo detected. It is this kind dTsbip that It Is proposed to ruin the Navy with? a vessel that no nation has yet ventured to introduce as a naval cruising vesseL England. France and Russia, and may be other European rowers, have small despatch boats and troop ships built of iron, but we have yet to see a war ship of one-half inch iron. The effective ves sels or war in all navies are armored ships, not "tln-clads," as the writer would lead the public to believe. I agree with him in the statement that this class of Iron vessel does not require the repairs that wooden ships would, and the reason Is obvi ous ? when they come in contact with any unyield ing substance they go down. They disappear be yond the possible reach of repairs. Upwards 01 sixty have already demonstrated that lact this year. No wonder that shipbuilding is lively on the Clyde; for something must be constructed at once to make up this loss to the carrying trade. Th? article referred to mentions some hastily-con structed white oak and wood and iron ships to Il lustrate the superiority spoken of; but why not speak of the Vaudalla, lately broken up? a live-oak snip? that was as sound as when built, and requir ing as many tools to break her up as It did to build her, although her keel was laid thirty years ago? He Inrorms us that a wooden vesRcl was put on the ways for repairs, and although she was as free from bad and rotten timber as when she was built, yet "the cinders and scoria; falling from her lurnaces be tween the timbers under the engines, and kept in motion by tke rolling ol the ship, had worn grooves and gashes in the bottom or outside planking which had nearly cut her in two." What a confession for a writer on naval con struction to make ! One who prelers wood to iron, too! In the flrst place, to <tilow holes ror such refuse to ge through was culpable negligence and ignorance : and, in the second place, the same would 8ppen to an iron hull under the same clrcum tuces. It has on former occasions been shown that the Hatteras and other iron vessels that were pur chased during the war were either sank or badly damaged by shot, and it stands recorded that an armored vessel, built for the Italian government In this country, now remains, beyond repairs, sunk by an old-ranltioned teak-built frigate turned Into a steamer. The wooden vessel bore down upon her iron antagonist, striking her amidships, and in a few minutes the costly fabric went to her last resting place, and the old frigate went back to port not very seriously damaged. OLD SALT. A PROWLER'S END. Sad Bad of a Man Addicted to Imitating Dogs wh?a Drank? Shot by a Friend in the Darki t Lomamit, Ky., March 81, 1873. One dark night in November last David Baltey was shot and killed by a young householder in Bath county, Kentucky, named George Shrout. shrout was Indicted for murder In the flrst degree, but the trial, which has just been concluded In the Bath Circuit Court, resulted in his acquittal. From the evidence it appeared that Bailey, when drunk, had a habit ol growling like a dog. On the night of the killing he had been drinking freely, wan' dered out to the house of Bhrout and endeavored to obtain admittance. Shrout was awakened by the noise and came

down to the door, taking his shotgun with hint. Opening the front door he saw a dim object in the darkness, and, calling out to it, received no answer. He then gave waraing that he was about to shoot, but the object only replied by a series or lonrt growls. Hhroutthen fired and was horrified to. hear the cries or a human being. He seems to have Deen badly frightened, and without examin ing farther locked the door and wont up stairs again. Bailey was mortally wonnded and lay groaning before the house until some passersly brought him back to town, where he died in a few hours. Sfiront was arrested next morning. At the trial a statement as above was given and sub stantiated by the mother of the accused, Who was at the side of her son at the time. The jury brought In at once a verdict of not guilty. Tr.e event created great excitement in the vicinity, as both parties were well known. Bailey left a wife and seven chlldrtn. JUDGE SHERMAN. The Ohio Bar Association Considering a Resolution Asking the Jndge to Resign His PsilUoa la the Federal Courts. . Clrveland, Ohio, March 31, 1873. The Cleveland Bar Association this alternoon considered the following resolution Heaolved, That the testimony Klven by Judjre P. T. Sherman before the committee in tbe recent Investiga tion In Congress, and letter* admitted by htm to be genuine, evince such a want of Integrity and such moral turpitude an to destroy all confidence ia his judicial ad ministration, and require that he should at once resign and relieve the federal court from the emtmrramment consequent upen hi* continued occupancy of the Judnshlp. Action upon the resolution was postponed, in order to give Mr. Sherman an opportunity to com >iualcat? with the Association, WASHINGTON. The Rio Grande Troubles Explained by the Mexican Minister. More Red Children for the Great Father. THREE PER CENTS CALLED IN. The Operation of the New Coin age Act Explained. HENBY WILSON SOORNS BACK PAY. Farther Concerning the Bark Mary Celeste The Government and the Pacific Railroads. Washington, March 31, 1873. Oar Difficulties with Mexico? Interview with Minister Mariscal? The Klclta pooi To Be Given to the Great Father. The adjustment of our difficulties with Mexico la now the most Important matter under the con sideration of the State Department. Tour cor respondent had a pleasant conversation to-day on this subject with Mr. Marlscal, the courteous and able Minister of Mexico, an account of which may not prove uninteresting to the readers of the Her ald. It was as follows :? Correspondent ?I understand that the American Commissioners who have been Investigating the Mexican outrages on the Rio Grande are expected back in a few days. Has the Commission appointed by your government for the same object arrived at any satisfactory conclusion? Mr. Mariscal? I do not know whether the Mexi can Commissioners have finished their labors, but this I know? that they have arrived at tne conclu sion that nearly all the cattle stealing and other depredations on the American side of the Klo Grande were committed by Klckapoo Indians, who do not belong to Mexico, but are part of a tribe now living in the Indian Territory. These Klcka poos took refuge en the Mexican side during your civil war, when the Confederates tried to compel them to fight against the Union forces. They re fused, and for this many of them were hunted down and killed. Others fled across the Rio Grande to Mexico, where they have been behaving themselves well enough as far as the Mexican au thorities are concerned. They have confined their depredations to the American Bide. Under caver of the night they would steal across the Rio Grande, take all the cattle they could lay hands on and then recross with their booty in the same stealthy manner. Of course they would dispose of the stolen cattle on the Mexican side ; but it was almost impossible to prevent this, for the stolen cattle cannot be dis tinguished ftom any other. If these raids had been made by our own citizens we would be held answerable for them ; but a government can only be held responsible to a limited extent for the acta of savages living in its territory and committing depredations in a neighboring country. Correspondent ? And possibly your government may repudiate all responsibility for these outrages on the plea that they were committed by American Indians? Mr. Mariscal? That may be. There is a grave doubt on this subject. But undoubtedly the whole matter will he settled in an amicable way. And here I may tell you as a piece of news that negotia tions are now going on between the two govern ments for the transfer of those Klckapoos to the Indian Territory, where the remainder of that tribe in now settled. *he United States have initiated the matter, and the Mexican government Is in favor 01 it, provided the Klckapoos consent to leave. Negotiations to that effect were com menced about two years ago, but were interrupted by the revolution, and are now resumed. The Mexican government will try to persuade the Klckapoos to return to their tribe on the American side. Of eourse we shall not force them, though we shall hold out every inducement for them to do so. It will perhaps be a difficult task to accomplish, for these Klckapoos have a lively remembrance of their treatment by the Confederates, and on that account mistrust all Americans indiscriminately. Correspondent? Tims their revanche has been cattle-stealing? Mr. Mabibcal (laughingly)? Well, there is some thing of poetic justice in It. Probably the best thing would be to Induce them to send a delega tion to the Indian Territory, so that they might see with their own eyes the condition or their Klcka poo brethren on the American side and renew the associations of "auld lang syne." Correspondent? But have not years of separa tion so estranged these two branches of the tribe as to render them unintelligible to one another? Each side now probably speaks a different dialect of the Kickapoo language. Mr. Mariscal? That is very likely, partioalary on acconnt of the admixture of Spanish on one side and English on the other. (Smilingly) ?But let us hope that the difference of dialect will not prove an insurmountable barrier to their reunion. Correspondent? I suppose the Mexican Con gress will soon ratify the convention prolonging the Mexican Claims Commission? Mr. Mariscal? As adon as our Congress meets, whicn will be on April 1, the snbject will come under its consideration, and there is no doubt that the prolongation of the convention will be ap proved. It has been erronneously stated In the American papers that the Mexican Congress had already met on the aoth March. That was not a regular meeting, but only a caucus which always precedes the formal opening of congress on April l. Correspondent? Who will be the members of the Mexican Claims Commission under the pro longed convention ? Mr. Mariscal ? On the Mexican side Mr. Gnzman will probably be replaced by Mr. Aspiros, who acted as counsel for the Mexican government dnrlng the absense of Mr. Caleb Gushing at Geneva. I suppose the American Commissioner will be reappointed. The two Commissioners will then choose a new umpire, as Dr. Lieber, who held tnat place, Is dead. Mr. Cushing has resumed his position as counsel for the Mexican government against the American J claimants. Operation of the New Coinage Act? A ' Valuable Circular from the Director General of the Mint* The Treasury Department will to-morrow Issue regulations for the receipt and disbursement of tho coin of the United States under the provisions of the Coinage act of 1873, and which will be of tho greatest importance to the Importers and brokers or New York and other large cities. The four teenth section of the act Is as follows:? Section 14.? That the gold coins of the United States shall lie a one dollar piece, which, at the standard weight of 26 8-10 grains, shall be the unit of value: a quarter-eagle or two and a half-dollar piece, a three dollar piece, a half-eagle or five dol lar piece, an eagle or ten dollar piece and a double eagle or twenty dollar piece. And the standard weight of the gold dollar shall be 25 8-10 grains; ot the quarter eagle or two and a half dollar piece, <HX grains; of the three dollar piece, 77 4-10 grains; or the hair eagle or ten dollar piece, 268 grains; ol the double eagle or twenty dollar piece, 610 grains; which coins shall be a legal tender in ail payments at their nominal value when not below tho standard weight and limit or tolerance provided in tnis act lor the single piece; and when reduced in weight below said standard and tolerance snail he a legal tender at valuation in proportion to their actual weight. And any gold coin of tho United States, If reduced in weight by natural abrasion not more than one- hair or one per oent below the standard weight prescribed by !aw arter a circulation or twenty vAtrs, as showu by Its date or coinage, and at a ratable proportion for ativ period less than tweuty years, shall be received at their nomiaalvaluo by the United states Treasury and Its officers, under such regulations as the secretary or the Treasury may prescribe ror the protection or the government against fraudulent abrasions or other praotloea And any gold coins in the Treasury of 2i?*22 States redoeed in weight below this limit o l abrtaion ?hali be reooined. Dr. Linderman. the Chief Director of the Mint who officially enters npon his duties to-morrow, has also prepared a circular for the guidance of public otncers and others, showing the standard and least cnrrent legal weight of all gold coins of the United States, in single pieces and quantities of one hundred, live hundred, one and Ave thou sand dollars, with due reference to the date of coinage, which are made legal tender at their nominal value, and which may be received as such. The section above quoted has been fonnd by Treasury officials to be seriously detective, and a safe construction of these provisions will not per mit the indiscriminate receipt by customs officers and others at a valuation in proportion to their weight of coins which fall below the legal weight and tolerance, with due reference to the dates of coinage, and yet such coins are made a legal ten der at suoh a valuation. All customs officers will be directed to receive them, when presented in payment of public dues, giving only a conditional receipt therefor, showing their nominal and esti mated value in the aggregate ; and alter registering the amoant In a book to be kept for that purpose, forwarding it to the United States Mint at Philadel phia or San Francisco, whichever is most conven ient, wit h a statement to the person from whom and on what account the coin was received. Upon their receipt the Superintendent of the Mint will at onco ascertain their true value, and deposit from the bullion fund of their omces with the United States Assistant Treasurers in New York or San Francisco, in the name ef the officer forward ing the coin, and on account of the proper source, an amount equal to such value of coins of legal weight, forwarding the entire sets ot certificates of deposit to be Issued by the Assistant Treasurers in duplicate to thts customs official by whom the gold was forwarded. The depreciated coin will take the place In the bullion fund of that depos ited and to be recolned at the earliest practicable moment. Upon the receipt of the certificates of deposit the original will be disposed of as usual and the duplicate handed to the person who paid the coin. In receiving coin of this description the Secre tary of the Trensury directs that Customs officers will in no case allow importations to be withdrawn nntu the certificates of deposit therefor shall have reached them. No celn of less than the least cur rent weight will hereafter be permitted to be dis bursed by any government officer. Assistant Treasurer nillhouse has been Instructed to assort and separate light coin, and nereafter to make no coin disbursements except with new coin and such as is of unquestionable legal weight. Chief Director Linderman advises merchants in his forth coming circular to purchaso only $20 gold pieces, as they aro all within the legal weight, while the annoyance as well as possible loss of perishable cargoes will compel Import ers to be certain that the gold paid In la of the legal weight. The Department explains the stringency of the order as based upon the protec tion of the Customs revenue, otherwise the "sweating process" could be resorted to with much profit to those whose buslnoss it is to di minish the weight of coin. The circular of Dr. Linderman will be invaluable to brokers and ex change dealers, containing, as k will, his valuablo experience as director for many years of the Philadelphia Mint. How long it will take to ex exhaust the present coinage in circulation falling below the standard has not been calculated. Orders have been given, however, for providing every Custom House in the country with coin scales, and as far as possible the Department will endeavor to prevent unnecessary delay and Incon venience in enforcing the regulations made neees sary by the recent act of Congress. An Awful Snub to Smith. The Smith family were iu the ascendancy with this administration until to-day. An Assistant Attorney General, the Supervising Inspector General of SteamboatB, Commissioner of lnalan Affairs and the Private Secretary of the Secretary of the Navy all rejoice In this ancient patronymic. It was a Virginia Smith whom the President "went back on." He had been confirmed by the Senate as Collector of the Richmond district having served as Assessor for several years, was endorsed by Senator Lewis and Congressmen elect, but tho President eoncluded to-day that the present in cumbent was as good an officer as the- service need have, and declined to issue a commission to the new appointee. This is the first time the President has weakened on a confirmation. Henry Wilson Returns Hla Back Pay. Vice President Wilson's slumbers have been greatly disturbed by conscientious scruples on the subject of the Senatorial back pay, voted by Con gress about twenty-four hours before his resigna tion as a Senator. He has, therefore, resolved to wash his hands of the iniquity by returning the money. He addressed, on the 27th insL, a letter te Treasurer Spinner, enclosing an order on the Secre tary or the Senate for about four thousand four hun dred dollars, the amount of the back Increase, less his mileage, with the instruction that it be appro priated towards the payment of the national debt. Vice President Wilson, actuated by his usual modesty, requested the Treasurer that the matter be kept a secret, and his injunction was strictly obeyed. Mr. Wilson can but illy spare such an amount, and this act of disinterestedness, done in an unostentatious manner, is, therefore, all the more commendable. The Government and the Pacific Rail roads. The Treasury Department, in withholding cer tain moneys from the Union Pacific and Central railroads, is acting under the following provisions of a law of Congress The Secretary of the Treas ury is directed to withhold all payments to any railroad company and its assignees on account or freights or transportation over their roads of any kind to the amount of the payments made by tho United States for Interest upon the bonds of the Lnited states issued to any such company, and which shall not have been reimbursed, together with five per cent of the net earnings due and un applied as provided by law. Any such company may bring suit in the Court of Claims to recover the price of snch freight, and in such suit the right of such company to recover the same upon the law and facts of the case shall be determined, and also tho rights of the United States upon the mer its of all the points presented by it In answer thereto by them, and either party to such suit may appeal to the Supreme Court, and both Conrts shall give suck cause or causes preccdence of all other business. The Senate Committee on Transport tatlon had a meeting to-day and resolved to go to New York April 8, there to take the testimony of the railroad people on the postal car controversy. The committee did nothing beyond this to-day, but the energy with which it has gone about this busi ness shows that it fully comprehends tho great im portance of this difficulty and is bent on finding a suitable remedy. Three Per Cent* Called In. The Comptroller of Currency to-day notified the Secretary or the Treasury ot the issue or $000,000 national bank notes during March, and the Secre tary will to-morrow call in the balance or three per cent certificates remaining unpaid, which will finally complete the retirement or the whole or $45,000,000 or three per cents as provided In the act of July 12, 1870, which authorizes the issue of $54,000,000 or national bank notes. The Bark Mary Celeste. A letter was to-day received at the Treasury De partment from W. H. Cobb, brother-in-law of Cap tain Brlggs, of the bark Mary Celeste, round aban doned at sea, In which he says that the blood stains on the sword blade round on the deck or the vessel|were on the weapon when Captain Brlggs got It. He does not believe, as yet, there Is any foundation ror the hypothesis or mutiny, and thinks the other evidences or trouble may be reasonably accounted for In other ways. This Is the first com munlratlon reoelved at the department since the circular was issued a week ago. South Carolina I.ande. Commissioner Douglass has sent a civil endneer to South Carolina to complete the surveys or the lands ror the direct taxes of the United stilus and authorized to be redeemed under certain condi tions, In order that an accurate map may be made for the use of tho internal revenue officer in Bak ing deeds, and lor future v* i? the event of legal ? * I controversies growing oat of the United 8tat?{ sales, as to boundaries and other titles. Important Treaiary Deelalon. The Secretary of the Treasury has decided that the act of Congress requiring collectors of customs, previous to granting clearances of vessels, to col lect all legal fees, does not refer to pilotage and half-pilotage fees levied under the laws of any State. Internal Revenue Receipts. The comr iratlve receipts of Internal revenue for the six mouths ending January 31, 1872, and Janu ary 31, 1873, show an Increase in the latter on spirits of $2,617,002; fermented liquors, $000,234; penalties, $08,&rJ. PANIC IN A CHURCH. A False Alarm and IN Consequences. EIGHTEEN PERSONS SERIOUSLY INJURED; Terrible Exoitemont in Trenton? The Fire Dm partment Tarns Out? A Mother Throws Her i Child from ? Window and Jumps After It? A Mass of Human Beings Trampled Down? Obsequies of the Late Father Maekin. The obsequies of the late Father Maekin, pastor* of St. John's church, Trenton, took place in thatl charch yesterday morning. Ten o'clook was th? hour appointed, but before that hour arrived tho edifice was literally packed. The remains wera dressed In sacerdotal robes and were exposed to view in a rich casket, set on a catafalque. Around this caBket tiled the crowd that visited the ohurchf during the morning, and at ten o'clock hundreds were yet ooming. The assistant pastor, Father Fltzslmmons, appeared on the altar at ten minute^ past ten and announced that as the time had ar?f rived for the commencement of the ceremonies not more persons would be admitted to view tha remains. THK CAT ASTROPn B. A few minutes after tbls announcement a crash was heard, followed by a cry on one side, "The gallery) is falling l" and on another, "Fire l" The scenes which followed will never be forgotten. That: which was a dense masB ef devout and decorous humanity suddenly became a surging, moaning,, yelling, furious throng. Old Ocean Is never dis turbed in his slumbers by the most violent squall but Bome harbinger warns him of its approach* Here, on the contrary, the cause and the effect: were almost simultaneous. There was AN AWFUL SIGNIFICANCE in this tumult. In the midst of it lay the UfeleRsf form of the pastor, who had passed the threshold! of this life, and it seemed as If many of his beloved flock were about to'joln .him in his eternal home. The terrors of the grave stared hundreds of tha vast gathering In the face. In the wild excitement of the moment the hallowed precincts of the sane* tuary were not respected, and the line which divides the priest from the laity was crossed by those of the congregation who despaired of fleeing the dreaded event bv any other avenae of escape. THE PRIESTS BUSHED OUT from the sacristy, and while some ascended thfl1 altar and endeavored to quell the rising storm others exerted themselves in the aisles, by min gling with the excited crowd, to calm the fears o| those with whom they came in contact. But their efforts were unavailing, in less time than it takes to write these lines the surging mass, rushing out at the main entrance, was trampling down women and children, and but little assistance conld bo afforded from the outside, for the rush was irre sistible. From every window men and boys were jumping. The ortes of tnose In the centre of tha church, who coald not escape, were heartrending. Mot even the presence of DR. C0RR1QAN, BISHOP ELECT, of New Jersey, could tor oue moment stay thef panic. Down the steps leading from the main en trance to the sidewalk, people were being plied as U a battery or grape and canister had snddenlJi opened upon them. ? A FIRE ALARM was sounded and the Ore department turned out; < The polloe force was also at hand, and here the sac cor to the Injured began. The helpless, faint* {irostrate and bleeding creatures whosa ives were being trampled out were taken up and carried Into houses adjoialng tha church, where medical attendance waa promptly obtained, some of the physicians having been In the neighborhood of the church when tha alarm was sounded. Only fliteen minutes had passed since the terrible scene commenced wlta the cry "THE QALI.ERY IS FALLINOI" and now. after all, no gallery had fallen ; there wa? no Are, the panic was well-nigh ended, the crowd on the street had swelled to thousands and eigh teen human beiugs, gasping for breath, wera the sufferers by the talse alarm. What was the cause of all this tumult and alt this suffering? The breaking of a seat In a pew ; nothing more. But though the cause was now as certained by nearly every member ol the congrega tion and the church was half emptied, vet lor, nearly an hour thoso who remained inside thai building were beyond all control. THE INJURED PERSONS. Two daughters of Mr. Tissalr, No. 78 Marked street, near Broad, severe Internal tajurles. One) had several attacks of hysterics, which lasted foq for more than two hours. The wife of Mr. William Evans and heV baby (tha latter two years old) : both seriously Injured. Mrs. Kvans threw her child out of one of the gallery windows, and It was caught by a woman in her apron, yet the fall was so violent that one of tha child's arms was broken and concussion of tha brain ensued. The mother jumped down after 16 and fell so violently on the ground that the phy sicians have no hope of .her recovery. The child was reported to be dead at five o'clock. Margaret Catlson, slightly. Annie Roche, slightly. Maggie Mullally, Barnes street, seriously. Shn remained unconscious for several hours. Bridget Clark, seventy-eight years old, 84 Cooper street, fatally Injured. Mrs. Benjamin F. Stokes, Mercer street, serioasly.' Mrs. Richard Cooke, 31 Stockton street, seriously* Her husband Is an attache of the Comptroller's office. Miss Julia SUngerland, seriously. Margaret Mullany, ten years old, seriously. Mrs. Haggerty, slightly. Margaret Callahan, slightly. Susie Ashmore, seriously. Mrs. Mullen, slightly. A little daughter of Mrs. William Carlisle, seri ously ; not expected to recover. Winnifred Callan, slightly. It will be seen t>y the foregoing that the suffererg were all of the female sex. The melancholy occur rence had so depressing an effect on the clerujr that at THE OBSEQUIES. The funeral oration to be delivered by Father McGahan, of East Newark, as well as the office ior the dead, was dispersed with. At the solemn higtl mass, Bishop Corrlgan was celebrant: Father John l.augh run, deacon: Father Thomas kierngn, Phila delphia, sub-deacon and Father O'Connor, Mauds Chunk, master of ceremonies. Sixty priests wera present. w hen the absolution was given by the Bishop, eight clergymen were detailed to convey the re mains of the honored priest (which were laid in % black walnut easket, covered with black cloth, andi exquisitely mounted by three massive silver" handles on each side and one at each end) to their final resting place in the enclosure In front of tha church, where a brick vault had been especially prepared for their reception. The vault is etgho feet long by three In width and eight in depth. Ifi is built of brick, the walls being over a foot in thickness. After depositing the casket in tha crypt and the last sau and impressive praver being; given, the solemn procession moved back into the) church, where it was dismissed. The clergymen then disrobed and retired to the parochial resi dence, where the two melancholy events of th? day wero discussed. DT0EHDIABI8M DT BROOKLYN, A daring attempt was made, about nine o'clock last night, to burn the building 41ft Fuiton street* opposite Boarum street, occupied by different par ties for business purposes. The second floor of tha premises Is occupied by C. H. Daulells, a costumer* and In a rear room, which was well stocked withr costumes, the forewoman discovered two flres? one under the shelves and the other In a closet. Tha flames bad made but little headway and were soon extinguished by two pollcenieu who were (-ailed In. A bottle of alcohol and a bottle of turpentine) wore found in the closet, and the floor about tha flres was saturated with the fluids. After the ex cltemeat caused bv the flre had in a degree sub sided it was discovered that a Spanish eostunia suit, valued at about one hundred dollars, had been stolen from the room. The door leading fromi thl- apartment into the hallway was unlocked, and the v r, which had been missing tor several m<nt>.<, was fend on a shelf close by. Mrj Daulells was not present, having left town in thei middle of the day, and the insurance upon his stock! could not, thereiore, be ascertained. Fire M*r*hal Ready will make an Investigation to-day. >

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