Newspaper of The New York Herald, April 4, 1873, Page 4

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated April 4, 1873 Page 4
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NIXON BOOKED. t tietitonced To Be Hanged on the 16th of May Next. I'&e Death Sentence as Pronounced by Judge Brady. "There Is a Day of Betrlbatlon for Evildoer* Which Will Come Bight Speedily." A FORLORN HOPE. it is somewhat difficult to account for the fact, bat nevertheless It is a fact, that re ry rare)/ in this city baa there bees a gathering ef such a large and excited crewd to witness the passing of the death sentence upon a condemned murderer, as that assembled yesterday morning in and aboat the Oonrt of Oyer and Terminer to witness the passing of sentence upon Michael Nixon, found guilty on the day previous of the murder, on the 2lst of Janaary last, in Chatham square, of Charles M. Phyfer. A crowd collected at the Tombs, and patiently remained there an hoar and more awaiting the bringing of the condemned man out of his prison cell. Along Centre and Chambers street.*) the throng extended, thickening and deep ening to the New Conrt House, and anally flllmg steps sod vestibule aud the passage way to the ceurt room. They were Impatient for the opening or the court room doors, and In tbe pell mell rush and scramble to be among the first ta get inside the police had their hands full to prevent a posi tive forcing of the doors, and when the doors were opened they went pouring, pushing and scramb- ! ling with a wildly tumultuous rush till every seat and possible standing rpom were occupied. ARRIVAL OF THE PRISONER. At precisely hall-past ten o'clock Sheriff Brennan entered, and following him came two Deputy Sher las with the wretched prisoner between them. Nixon hung his nead down and fastened his eyes on the fioor, exhibiting a dogged mien. He was conducted to the bar and assigned a seat between bis faithful counsel, Messrs. P. Howe and Abe H. Hummel. The two latter gentlemen endeavored to Instil courage into their unfertnnate client by whls occasional words or cheer ; but It was annar ent he heeded but little what was said to him Hn remained in the same attitude, with head* and eyes oast down, until a noise and bustle at nil' w?r<i>? ? ?e an'e"rooni denoted that Judge Brad v ? c?ter" H,B "oner ascendedX boncfi Palntul and oppressive silence at Dre S???J?e5^.mlautefl ?r eleven o'clocfc bistrlct RuMen and f l?nn?Da A88'stailt District Attorneys ttusseil and irons were already in attendance. P0K ark*8T op JUDGMENT. th? bene? Mr'ptt !im(,y had taReu Illa seat on Conrt ?rose> and> addressing the JmSTJiv e Prls?ner hud been tried by a Jury whose integrity, abUitv impartiality and Intelligence must have lmnross/i every one who attended the trial After just deliberation they had rendered a t,ie prisoner at the bar of murder In the 11 D0W became his paininl dStv to m? R, Q,l e sentence of the law be passed ?i i Jil '?Pe Clerk. addressing the prisoner proceeded with theV sua Pin qui rv ' ?? ' What 'ha?*111? aowto ssy why aeVtence offi'th shcuiSnoVSe passed npon you according to law f? - Honor T thls t0 Bay' lt P'ease Yonr theCregular,panel> returned6 by^iuf Present term of the Court, the prisoner ! ? right to select a jury from the entiro n*n?i ?,.m I moned for the term, and thlrdl? tMs'u Sit Ut^ Pebrnary term? not a legally constituted tim T Oyer and Terminer-and that Your Hanor I signed to the General Term or this district [ Brady? 1 overrule the motion. He then proceeded to pass sentence, as follows-? . . the HENTKNCa. ? You have had a fair and itr partial trial Yon have been ably defended by eminent counsel and you have been pronounced guilty of an atrocious ^^ttvmim of thihtBfir9t "?trree- The deceased was a victim of the dangerous and reprehensible SSaU<no't on?v?V and your unfortunate ?ate la not only a lesson, nay. a solemn orntn?r Son^linf^w11'1' concealed 'and murderons wea pons, but a warning of the terrible consequences !i?a^ay toUow their use, namely, an ignominious death. I am not inclined to sav audit to may seem unkind or ungenerous* the Igencies or the times demand that Ihf? lawlessly disposed should be advised J55L ?? i a rtay 01 retrlhntlon for evil doers, which will come right speedily. The de ceased was hurried mt? eternity with out a ino m amiPtT,,'2raV*nV!}way ,r0lu 1,18 horae and fain n nJi kindred. The law treats, however, the murderer. more cempussionateiy, giving him time to prepare lor his departure from this world. I be afon ,0 emfIOjr 11 we,!- Y,eW n?t to the deln rnnriu vyou have anything to expect from the Courts, lour case reveals no hope of that kind I ou should abandon at once all reliance for a further chance for life, and devote yourself to meet' that destiny which, by the verdict 01 thejurv has be. ?uf?infcr?J:'Cn?ne- Resentence which It ismy Jal? ful duty to pronounce upon yon is that von be taicm hence to the City Prison, there to be detalnsd lS c ?so custody until the loth of Mav. when voushau "y tbe neck uuw >ou are dead ; and may the Lord have mercy on your soul. BOW NIXON RECEIVED THE 8EVTENT* During the delivery of the sentence Kixon stood S'ii. 'mtwith eyes cast down on the table beiore jj!n^ i?e trembled in every limb, and huge drops oi perspiration stood out upon his forehead He was utterly unnerved and broken down. Next rea 'If18 by lhe Court of the death war rant, commanding the BherliT to execute the sen. tonce. After this ho was conducted Into an adloih lng room, and kept till the crowd left the court room. He here very nearly fainted, and a? he ?(?*?.? ? Uk,? hls departure with the deputy ghor ifl*S*vln? him in charge, tottered a lew steps and could walk no further. Seeing his utterly prostrate condition the deputy sheriffs took him m and carried him to a carriage outside, in which he was /f conveyed to the Tombs, where he will oc ?. i? e condemned cells on the lower tier antii the day of his execution. " uer Mr LABT HOPE. Kt ; ?7liiW8e iy,ery P?s8it?le human effort to ? a stay of proceedings, but lt la ireneraiiv iio. flCffolv??K1'xonJia8 very ,,ttIe chafice oi escaping ^?fallows, as the objections or his counselare ffitlal ioTcePUre 7 technlcal and or n<> really si^. mXOS |R TBE TOSBS. An Awful Change In the Doomed n?B? VaconKloni and Bcarcdv Able to ?peak? Warden Johnson's Ineffectual Endeavors to Cheer Him Up? Tlie Change to the Condemned Cell To-Day. When the prison van arrived at the Tombs, and the offlcer In charge opened the door, he found Nixon in a fainting condition. During the delivery of Judge Brady's sentence he suddenly realized his awful position; but when he had left the court room, and during the Interval which elapsed be tween the delivery of the sentence and hia removal lie waa comparatively cool and collected. When, however, the moment ar rived when he was to take his last view of the scenes with which he had been familiar for so many fears, his courage gave way suddenly and he had to be supported down the steps to the prison van, which was in waiting lor him in Chambers street. Ad Immense crowd had assembled at the rear ?ntranoe to the Connry Court House and as the prlaoner passed out there was a lull In the buzz of conversation and all eyes were focueaed on hlm KtXOft PAIWTKT) on his way te the prison in tin van, and when the door was opened be was almost unconscious. He waa aupported by two ortlcera from the van to the vestibule of the prison, but when he hud panned the gate he seemed to recover himself a littla ana walked across the prison yard with a Qrm step. When, however, be reached his toll all his courage seemed to have given way. lla threw luma.u on bis bed aud / c*mt> most irmnitT. A abort time after be was taken te his wll Tils wife came to the prison and asked Warden John son's permission to see her husband. Mr Johnson told her that the MierlflT had given strict orders tliat nobody waM to see the condemned man on any pretence, and that if she wished to see him she ?hoafd apply to Sheriff Brennan. and if she re cotvod so order of admission from him ahe would be admitted at any time. Up te a late honr last evening she had not ceme back to the Tombs, fflxon nas not yet been removed from hia old cell on the aeoond for, bat Warden Johnson says that be will be trans/erred to the condemned cell, or "Murderer*' ro*\" lately occupied by Foster, dor ^arden* WhrnsoY say* that he never M* a mail rb.?g? m HIzod has in twenty-four hours in all M? tlin. On Wednesday morniau he left the prison tnumr akd frRtsu a>p hopeful. Teaterday mofulsg, when bo gas takeu out of tbe , van. he toeked the petore ?T<ylr. Al toor o'clock lo the afternoon ^WardenweBt tato Nixon's eell and found him lying on the bed.sp parentty io ft fttapor. Mr. Jofeeon IWt twr m?. lad remarked that be thfftt *? w?e Oestreying bis own ouahqs 0* ura ?.?.?, Nixon opened his eyes and looked at the Warden *?SSS??allil Mr. Johnson, "don't wilt MM Stoat, man. You are giving yourself away like I child. Don't ton think It better to pat a beW Thoe on matters. You know that if you gtve way like tbat people will think TTTAT TOP ABE NOBODTT Cheer up, old man." Nixon looked at Dim mechanically and said, "Yes, sir." In a few minutes tie was again appa rently unoenscious. Warden Johnson and the other officials at the Tombe my that oe man has ever "weakened" after a sentence as Nixon has. and, if he should not die of sheer fright before the execution takes piaoe, jndglng item present indtg I cations, it will be pee? sary to carry him to the scaffold. Warden Jftbmaee describes the doomed | man as bathed In perspiration, and to all intcnu and purposes perfectly overpowered by his ter-i rible situation. I MUNICIPAL MATTEE8. BOABD OT ALDEBMEB. Repeal of the Resolatlom to Increase the Police Justices' aad Clerk*' Ralarlcs Mew Premises for the Pourth aad Sixth Judicial District Courts. A meeting of the above Board was held yester day, President Vanoe la the chair. The following business was transacted :? TUB 8TRIKT RBFUSB. Alderman Mobbis offered a preamble and resolu tion as to the removal of the reiuse of the streets, and recommended that it be ntilieed in the re claiming of lands under water, belonging to the city, at the upper end of Randall's Island and other plaees, end that the Department ot Docks be requested to examine and report as to the advisability of constructing cribs or bulkheads to the water line around the end of Kaadall's Island and other property belonging to the Corporation, for the purpose of providing a place ror the deposit of ashes and refuse removed . from tbe streets. The resolution was adopted. TUB SALARIES OF TOE rOLlCE JUSTICES. Alderman K.ocu moved the following resolu tion:? That the resolution fixing the nAlarlei of the Police Justice*, Police Just I cos' clerks and l'oiicc Court clerk*, which became adopted on Deoouiber 31, 1H09, be and the same Is hereby repealed, and that the salaries ol such Police Justices, ol the Police Justices' clerks and of the Police Court clerks be fixed respectively at the amount* which were existing on the 1st day of January, I88s? The resolution was adopted. THE SIXTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT. The Committee on the Law Department recom mends tbat as the lease expires of the premises occnpled by this Court at the southwest corner of Fourth avenue and Eighteenth street, at $6,ooo per annum, it be not renewed at May next, and that a building on tbe east sido of the Fourth avenue, between Twenty-seventh and Twenty-eighth streets, and known as 380X ana 391 Fourth avenue, consisting of the second story or sold premise?, be tafceu at $2,500 per year. The resolution and report were laid over. THE POURTII DISTRICT JUDICIAL COtTBT. The Committee on Law Department reports that the leaso of 103 Kast Houston street, used lor the above Court, will expire on the 1st of May next, anil recommends the leasing of a building situated on the northeast corner of Seoonu avenue and First street at $2,500 per annum. The report was laid over. JIFPEBSON MARKET COURTS. Alderman OuorER moved? That the Comptroller be authorized and directed to pay A. 1). Sellick, Esq., the sum of $8, 000 In full payment ot the rent of premises at northeast corner of Wa verier place and Macaeugal street tor two years ending May 16, 1S7S, and take from sahl Sellick a full discharge ot the city of anil from all liability upon the aaid leaso for rent; and that immediate possession of said promise* be given to suid sellick as agent lor the owner ; and that the Comptroller soil, at the highest price he can obtain, the fixtures and material* thai have been placed npon said premises by authority of the city of New York. The resolution was adopted. THE SIXTH AVENUE RAILROAD. A resolution was passed directing the Sixth Av enue Kailroad Company to remove its track from the west side oi College place and use the central track only. THE ANNEXATION Of TOE WESTCHESTER TOWNS. Alderman Cooper moved a resolution requesting the Legislature te annex the three lower towns in Westchester county, and pass the bill now befere it for that pnrposo. Alderman Cooper strongly supported It, and denied the allegation of Alder man Van Schalck, that this was for the purpose of enabling the Inhabitants of these three towns to escape the taxation of their respective towns, on the contrary, he said, he was prepared to prove that the property In these towns was assessed only at the rate of value at about fifteen per cent, and that these towns were favorable to the extension, and It was a question or very short time whethor the city would not extend to White Plains. Aldermen McCaffcrty and Billings both supported the resolution. Alderman Morrts moved as an amendment that a clause be added to the hill now beroro the Legis lature, referring the question to tbe consideration of the people at the next general election. Alderman Morris' amendment was adopted, *ub mltting the question to the people at the next election. The Board adjourned at six P. M. THE COMPTROLLER'S OFFICE. Bids for Croton Aqueduct Stock* Yesterday Comptroller Green opened proposals for additional new Oroton Aqueduct stock amount ing to $, and Croton water mala stock, amounting to $160,000, the first as authorized by chapter 230. laws el 1870, and payable August 1, 1300, and the last as authorized by chapter 693, lawa of 1?72, and payable November l, 1900. The lollowlnK are the names ei the bidders, the amounts thsy offer and the sales. There were, In all. eleven bids received Nam*. Amnmt. Rat*. North River Savins* Baak $.0 (*)J Itr.'.UO North Rivor Savings Bank lU.UtfU 1UJ.SU H. H. Cowan MS) 100.00 Mary W. J. I'flfer 1,000 IU2.12K Mary W. J. Filter ;... 1.000 11H.!2)J New York Savings Brink SS.nOO 101.02 New Tork Savings Rank 2.V0U) lot. 02 Maltland, Phelps * Co SO.ivju 100.00 William Kdgar 2,500 102.52 MarvJ. Miner 3.0*) 102 Oi Mary J. Miner l.iWJ 100.00 John L. Wnk. 10, (W9 100.05 JohnUFttk 10,00* 100 10 Kidder, Peabody A To 60.000 loi.oo Livingston, Pox 1 Co 30,000 103.9') George K. Slatare 10.0J0 103.00.05 The awards will be made In a few days. COMPTROLLER'S RECEIPTS. Comptroller Green reports the following amounts collected yesterday through the Bureaus of Collec tion, Department of Finance:? ?RCK1TKR Or TASKS. From taxes, Croton rentund Interest $9,420 VORF.AD or ARItEARS. Krotn arrears of taxes, assessments, Croton rent fciij interest 8,203 ' COLLBCTOR Or ASSKSSMKim. From assewmcnu for street opening and improve ment 3,915 ?URKAtT or CITT RJCVKND*. From market renu and fees . 35 Total ?....r.'tr,.,.. $30,674 THE RIVAL MARKETS. New tork, March 28, 1878. To Tin Ebrroa or tub Hirald:? Your paper of yesterday contains a letter flrom Robert G. Cornell, President or the Washington Market Association, in which he asserts that all the opposition to his bill for the fease of the Wash ington Market property, is prompted by the Man hattan Market Company. I think that before he is much longer at Albany, lobbying this Job, he will find ont that the taxpayers and merchants are the people who oppose his bill, and not this company. Neither Is the Manhattan Market Company a "ring,'* as he asserts, but Its directors ana stock holders are men who know nothing of "rings," ex cept the right ring of honesty, which takes pron ertv duly paid for, and not pnblle property, to give to New York what It has so long needed? the finest market building in the world. It la now evident to us whence came the malicious and well olrou lated reports to Induce the public to belief* bis building would never exist as a public market. Mr. Cary Mocon nell and his favorite few blind the people and the Legislature by Introducing another bill to take this property for $60,000 per annom, when It Is really worth $800,000 per annum, even under the name of the Brooklyn aud New York Land Improvement Company, and the people and taxpayers, Mr. Cornell, will watch attentively yoor efforts to defeat the popular voice. in conclusion. I will state that Mr. Prear and Mr. Tweed bave not and never had a dollar invested In the Manhattan Market Company; but, per contra, I am authoritatively informed Mr. Tvwsed has a very large Interest in and oreund Washington Market. But we do protest against the leasing of city prop erty rer market purposes at twenty-five per cent of Its market value, as against us, who have paid a full market value for our land and improvements ; nor do we expect the city to pay for our improve ments, should we And It unprofitable, as it la pro posed to do in the Washington Market blU. All we FX IS/Mr play, and Washington Marrket will soon be a thing of the past. Yours, respectfully, PAl'L J. ARMOCR, President Manhattan Marke^?omj,>any. DEATH OF A RELIQEPSE. .r Baltimore, April 3, 18TS. Sister Antoaia, a sister o.r Bishop Lynch, or south Carolina, and lor a long tltud tiie Mother Superior of th? Careuaite convent in this civ*, died yester day, * HEW TOES BAST CONFERENCE. luul lawtw Im?M Umy'm Proeeed tH?. lilTcly DUcuHrfw Ore* ? Mew Pr?Mher-"G??d He*" Afraid ml UUnf Good Places If* He U M?ltW^Th? Crime Of Being Fortjr Year* Old ?nd Having * Wife M' ??B" Child re*? tk( Billiard Home? Half ? Century in tlte ltlnernnejr. The devotional exercises yesterday were led by Rev. Dr. Rootie and the prayers had special refer ence to the Atlantic disaster and to the sorrow of the survivors and mends of the lost. The roll wu called, and the minutes read and approved. On motion of Mr. Willis, the calling of the roll In future sessions was dispensed with. Dr. Wood bo ft offered a resolution requesting the Bishops to fix the annual sessions of the confer ence not later than the Wednesday succeeding the first Monday in April. Adopted. The disciplinary questions were then pot, and the brethren who were admitted on trial last year wore called for examination of character and con tinuance on trial. Rev. Wm. Brown withdrew of his i own accord, and Rev. James H. Dudley was dis | continued by the conference. The continuance of Rev. David McMullen, who has been on trial one year, occupying the pulpit of Nathan Bangs' Me morial church in Brooklyn, where his mlniBtry has been very successful. He has also filled other put pits as local preacher very acceptably, neverthe less when the examination of his character came up his Presiding Elder. Rev. Charles Fletcher, opposed hia continuance on the grounds of his age (forty-two years) and his large family, eight children, which, in the Elder's opinion, would re quire good city charges to support him and his, and thereby other good mem would be cbowdbd out. Two other Presiding Elders also declared that they had no place on their districts for this brother. Bot they gave no better reasons than Mr. Fletcher. , Rev. W. P. Cobbitt and Dr. Roche made 'very pointed addresses In favor of the candidate. They Bcouted tt?e idea that the age or the family of Mr. Mc\tuliou was objectionable. If the Lord had called him to the ministry He would take care of I his family too. Mr, Kelsey believed, with the late Dr. Heman Mane*, that no matter what a man s family wore if the man himself was right he would oarrv the family with hiin. Rev. Mr. Mallery op posed the admission oi this brother, and said that when he was received such a man as Mr. McMul ten. with his lamliy afid jeara, could not come within one thousand miles of the Conference, in deed. if he had only one wife he could not be re ceived? (laughter) -aad the young men who were received could not even make advances in the direction of marriage until they had been ordained ^Rev^Mr. H in son very good-humored ly suggested and hoped that some of the brethren who are so much in favor of Mr. McMullen and now occupy good berths would step aside and let him take their PlMr.' Booklet remarked that Mr. McMullen had been his neighbor for a year and he considered 1dm a good preacher, and his children, who have been objected to, would be a real addition to any church or community. Three or his children are support ing themselves, and the weak church of seventy five lnem'ncrs to whom he has ministered unani mously requested him to bring his jamlly witn him to their church. And he had no doubt that there were a score ol charges around, who. If the people could hear Brother McMullen preach one month, would ask for his appointment to them. And had ho not been IN EXCELLENT rBEAOHEB he could not have sustained himseir ln the wjlder nesa in which he lias been placed during the past year, in regard to the supposed oxpon?iveness of SiB large family. Mr. Buckler could say that Brother McMullen coHld, with hh famUy, Uve more comiortably on less monev than he (Buckle j) could without a wile or a child. Another minister added that bo acceptable had Brothor McMullen been In anothe# country charge, whore he had labored a year as a local preacher, th it the "outsiders," aot church membors at all, gave him a surprise douatlon of $1,000 in apprecia tion or his pastoral labors toward them. He believed that the Lord would take care of the man ^Dr^MiJBwnfJ "Presiding Elder of the New York district, moved that the Conference pass Brother McMallun's name for the present. The Presiding Elders had already said they bad no place or inm and could not find any, and he (Merwln) did not vhtnk he had a plno.e on his district that he could give him. We can't take him In, said the speaker, "SM So brother b. cause of his children. He himself had had ten of them, and he believed in the Scripture declaration that blessed is the man that hath his quiver lull or them. (Applause.) He favered the admission of Brother McMullen. PRESIDING ELDERS CAN'T FIND WOBX FOB GOOD HEN. Presiding Elder Pillsbubv did not know where he could find a place on his district for Brother McMullen, but he thought the Conference should na?s the brother's character, and he therefora moved to that effect. The brother's character was passed unanimously. He moved then that Mr. McMullen's continuance on trial be laid en the table for the present. Dr. Woodruff also supported this disposition of the case, but before a vote could b Vile* Rev. Dr. Cobbt got the floor and threw off his overcoat, and in a little while utterly de molished the castle of objections raised by the pre siding elders and others. He said Brother McMul len had seen two or three years' service In the itinerancy, and had therefore some standing In this Couiercnce. He utterly repudiated the Idea that the Conierence must not admit a man to Its rauks unless the presiding elders can And a place for him. If that is to be the rule we shall have, said the Doctor, a stable of eld hacks and nothing else. He denied tue right of the presiding elders to pass thus summarily upon the character of any man who had been recommended by a Quarterly Conference to the Annual Conference. That Is TllE FBBBOOATIVE OF TUB CONFERENCE ttlMr?'Bocxi.ET then moved, as a substitute for all that was berore the house, that David McMullen be continued on trial another year. Mr. Woodbufk, while malting no objection to the brother on account of his family, did not think that the Couference would do Mr. McMullen justice in sending him to a charge which could not support him with his large ramlly. They had forced him out of the Bible House, where he was earning a good salary, and they were In honor bound, there fore, to make suitable provision for him. This, the presiding elders had declared, could not be done at present, and he (Mr. Woolruff) thought they should not continue the brother any longer on trial, but give him a chance now to return to his former I)llfliD6SS Rev S." W. Thomas related clrcumstanecs which showed very plainly that Cod had not only called Brother McMullen to the ministry, but had also opened the way for him. mkthodist ministers only place nrNTERS. Rev. J. 8. Willis asked. What is the duty of the Conference In this case? MuBt ttyey take care of the Churchor of the ministry f (Voices? "Both.") He had seen a few days ago m a secular paper an edi torial which stated that the present race of Metho dist preachejrc had drifted away frqm the purity and simplicity or tie Fathers, and that they were now merely place hunters. Be would like to know what other opinion a stranger could form from their discussion this mornlngt He had taken charges that gave him only $103 a year, and during nls ministry his salary did not average more than $800 a year. Rev. a. 8. Htnrr, who was pastor or First place church, Brooklyn, ten rears ago, when Mr. McMul len was received Into the Church, and by whose quarterly Conierence he was afterwards licensed as an exborter and local preacher, testified to the piety and ability el Brother McMullen. Kev. C. Kblset believed the Conierence would do this man a great wrong by continuing him, and he (Mr. McMullen) would Uve to pray to be deliv ered from such mends. Dr. Cubby again got the floor, and opposed the continuance of Mr. McMullen or any mun who had panned the age of thirty-five years. No church want- a man ever lorty-flve years of age unless he Is a man of extraordinary ability. He thought It very probable that a man who had lived to be thirty-flve years of age without knowing that Clod had called him to preach would after that time wake tp under a misapprehension or his duty in this regard. We have ceased to be a missionary Church, said the Doctor, in this vicinity, and our charges have resolved themselves into parishes. Mr. Brcxi.ET objected to the continuance or postpofienient of tlio discussion on this ruse, and pressed bis own motion to a vote. Brother McMul len was continued on trial fbr another year. The characters or the otwr brethren or the same class were then examined and passed, and they were continued, as rellows D. McMullen, Thomas W. Bethel, D. L. Lownsbcrry, E. A. Blake, John L. Langlois, George A. Partington, I'erry chandler, R. W. Rode n, W. L. H ?linen and William Brown. Messrs. J. U. Dudley, 11. 1*. Bowne aad D. R. Baker were discontinued. Btkiiop JA*sathon made ft brier address is re gard to TtlE binabd obpiian bomb, in Morrlstown, N. J. They huve accommodations therein tor forty pupils? the children or deceased minis'.?" or the Methodist episcopal Chureh and the children or foreign missionaries. The limits or age are five and eighteen years. The property Is valued at $60,000. The Bishop asked the endorse ment or the conference lor this institution, and, on motion or Dr. Woodruff, a committee or three was appointed to prepare a minute on the Homo. The Bishop named and the CW?!rsnoq confirmed Revs. Woodruff, Parker and CTO^a* as euoli commutes. Tlje Conference th^n aujonrttSa. in the afternoon Rev. Dr. J. 8. ?Mrronni.f,, a rst^

ran Itinerant, preached hlsseml-centennlai sermon, which had been postponed from the previous day. His text was Deuteronomy, vllt.. 2? "Thou Shalt remember all the way the Lord thy nod hath led thcc." He was born in Block Island, R. i., in 1900. Ills father moved to Exeter in the same year, and owned* farm on which the lad worked, having ? , chance to attend a schoel several miles distant, only three months In the year, lor a tow jfeara. la ma ha was converted on Angel Hill, and Un Us seventeenth yea? he was appointed to a station on Hell Hellow, ah outlying station of Kxeter, lielng then an exhorter. | In 1821 he was Uoenaod as looar preacher, and in 1823 was received an trial in the Genesee Oouier enee and appointed to a circuit of 250 miles o f horse back ride every fonr weeks, and containing , thirty-two appointineuu, which ware shortly thereafter Increased to forty. His year's salary consisted of $5 cash ami a piece of etotti for pantaloons. The Doctor gave Interesting RKtf INISCENCKS OF UI8 FIFTY YEARS' Li BOB, describing with great vividness and frequently with einetlen the way In which the Lord had led him, He gave sketches oi the several issues of Masonry, temperance and slavery, which, In his early days, agitated the Church and the country, lie has de livered over ten thousand scrmonB and addresses and had attended 200 camp meetings, and he is now ready for a new departure wherever tne Church shall send him. A holiness meeting was held In the church at Blx P. Iff. and hair-past seven P. M. The anniversary of the Conference Education Society w*h held, and was addressed by Mr. Oliver Hoyt, ITofeasor George Prentice and Dr. E. 0. Haven. The Conference will meet at nine A. M. to-day. CHURCH OF THB DISCIPLES. ? ; Dedication mf Their few Chwrcli on Madison Avenue? Imposing and Inter* eating Hxerclae*. The new church edlffoe of the Church of the Dls- ' olptes, oorner of Madison avenue and Porty-flfth street, which has already been described in the Hbbaij>, waa last evening dedicated to religious worship. All the clrenmstanoes of the case, the rupture by Rev. George H. Hepworth, the whilom popnlar pastor of the Church of the Messiah, of hi* connection with that church, the formation under his leadership of the Charch of the Disciples, the rapid and almost unprecedented growth or the | latter organisation and their speedy determina tion. now orowaed with suoh brilliant success, of building a church edifice of their own, vying, in the fhsnionaMeness of its locality, in Its massive proportions, In the graceful beanty of its outlines and' the neat and exquisite finish of Its in terior, with that of the most fashionable churches of the city, and last, bnt not least, the wealth and fashlonableness of Its own congregation, combined to render last evening an occasion of peculiar and marked Interest. It Is unnecessary to say that the church was densely crowded, and that Its vast Interior, brilliantly lit up as it was and radiant with a universality of fash ionablo attire and cheerful, oontented faces, pre sented a most pleasing picture. The exercises were of that miscellaneous character usual oil church dedicatory occasions. PRBFATOBT 1XER0I8I3. Opening the exercises was a voluntary on the organ, which was played with mo3t artistic efTect by the skilled organist. Then followed the hymn "Come Thou Almiithty God," sung by the oengre fatlon, and after this prayer by lie v. Stephen U. yng, Jr. Following tne prayer was reading the Scripture lessons by Rev< Dr. William ormiston, the lessons ohosen being Psalm lxxxiv. and 1L Ephe aiuns, xlx. Another nymn followed, which was also sung by the congregation, the hymn begiuning with the words, "O, How Thine Ear, Eternal One.'' THB SBRKON. Rev. Dr. William M. Taylor, of the Tabernacle, preached the sermon. It was brief, but eloquent and appropriate to the occasion. Uib text was II. Phillipiiius, xv.. 16? "Shine ye as lights in the world holding the word of Hie." After show ing that l'aul alluded to the lltrhts that In his days were kept on the italiaaooast he said that the first idea embodied in the text was that the world was In darkness. The world nad made great progress, bnt It was still true as In the days of St. Paul, that the world was still in dark ness. Looking among the alleys of our city we saw as much barbarism as among the most heathenish nations. Onr boasted civilization did not amount to much. Another lesson of the text, he urged, was that the light of the world was the word of lire. The Gospel had been the seed ef mod ern progress. The text further showed that It was their duty to shine? their duty to aid In the spread of the GospeL How were they to shine? By being Christians. Paul wrote to all the saints In Phllippi, ''Shine ye." He would say the same to night to all the saints of Christendom. They were to enlighten the world's darkness. They were to blame for the wreck or souls. He pro ceeded to enforce that they first were to shine by keeping the truth pure and making It prominent. Tracing the history of great reformations of the past, he spoke of the special duties of the Chris tians of the present day. They were all to strive to lead upright lives and set a bright aud shining example ror others to Imitate. Worldly-wise men were quick to detect blemishes in professing Christians. Let them resolve to-ni^nt that henoe forward they would try and show In their lives more of the characteristics of Christ, be more patient at home and alwava Redly everywhere. They might not be able to speak or write for Jesus, but they could all live for Him, and, bo doing, obey the precepts of St. Paul, as embodied in the text. His next and concluding pelnt was that they were to be indefatlgible in their efforts to make known the Gospel to others. The sermon was listened to witn the most earnest and unflagging atteution. A hymn fallowed, and then came the DEDICATION OF THB CHURCH. This consisted In the pastor, Kev. George H. Hepworth, and the congregation repeating In cou cert the follewing words To the everlasting God, our Father which art In heaven, in whom we live aud move and have our beini, who ao loved the world that lie gave His only begotten Son to die for It, we dedicate this church. To Jesus Christ, the author and finisher of our faith, who hath borne our burdens for us and suffered in our stead, the just lor the unjust; who hath promised to be with us alwny, even unto the end of the world, and who U our interoussor be fore the Fathor, we dedicate this church. To the Holy Spirit, the Comforter, whom the Father hath promised to send to guide us Into all truth, our admonittoa in slnftil and our reward In virtuous action, we dedicate this church. To a sturdy and tearless upholding of tho Gos pel, whether It shall please or offend ; to the preaching of Christ and Him crucified to rleh and poor alike, to all words and works which shall give freedom to the op pressed, light to those who sit in darkness, a larger faith to those who are ta doubt, and the hope of a blessed im mortality to every soul that seeks Its Lord, we dedicate this church, and may the Father, Bon and HolyJpirlt guide us In our counsels, strengthen our arms and enable us to bring many to the throae of grace. Ameu. CONCLUDING EXERCISES. A prayer of benediction was next uttered by Rev. Mr. Hepworth. Then came the hymn "Prom All that Dwell Below the skies," and after this the benediction by the pastor, which closed the exercises. THE LIBERAL REPUBLICANS. Meeting of the General Committee L?it Evening. The Liberal Republican General Committee held their regular meeting last evening at their head quarters, 814 Broadway, Professor Glaubenskle in the chair. Alter the meeting was organized General John COCHBAnk, chairman of the Commltee on the Char ter, reported progress, and said that a meeting was held the previous evening of representatives of the different reform organizations in the city, and that they would meet from day to day for the purpose of hearing suggestions concerning the best ineMlfl to secure ft proper ch&rter for the city of New York. Mr. Oswald Ottendorftr was elected chairman of this Jelnt committee. Mr. McFarland moved that associations be organised in each Assembly district, to meet cer tain evenings. between the heurs of eight and nine o'clock, and that they be summoned by a bell to meet in ofle ftenlral &Wmbiag?at union square. A large desultory discussion on the subject tol lowed, when General Palmkk moved that the whole matter be referred to the Committee on Charter. General Fostbr followed General Palmer. He ?aid:? We are the only organization that ever crystallized the different reform elements to light the Custom House Ring and Bliss, Murphy, Daven port ft Co. Let us have associations in each As sembly district and four In each if possible, se that we can bring this matter prominently before the people. A melancholy looking individual, named Jardlne, then arose. He agreed with Qeneral Foster in all be said, but he wished that the suggestions thrown out be acted on at once, as some of tbe members would be going away in June to the Vienna Expo sition, Niagara Falls and other watering places. The following resolntions were then offered by General Cochrane, acoompanled with a ferocious harangue agaiuat corruption and class legisla tion:? Be solved, That the indefensible legislative powers of the Common Council of the oity of New York having In1 en practically conferred on a sy stem of Irresponsible executive department* known as commissions, the true Interests of our city require that tliis flagrant assump tion of municipal right* should be resisted and <>ur cor porate government rescued from a system notoriously devoted to sclflsh and corrupt objects, and be returned to the people as represented In their Common Council. Resolved, That whatever charter be enacted by the Legislature, whether any or none, In any event It be hooves that our efforts at mnalcipal reform, to be ulti mately effectual, should be so directed os to restore to the city corporatloa Its original and lawful rights and authority, and that, therefore, we propose to our (fellow citizens that hereafter this be made the simpls Issue In ths discussion of municipal politic*. Dowu with com missions and let the people rule I The reselntions were unanimously ndopted, and, after a few concluding remarks iroiu the chairman, the meeting adjourned. TAMMAHY GENERAL COMMITTEE, A stated session of the Tammany Qeneral Com mittee was held last night, with the Chairman, J. Wlnthrop Chanler, presiding. The only busluess tronsacted was the receiving of the report of Judge spencer as chairman ol the Naturalization Com mittee, which showed taut $3,mu hud been col lected rortneetlngthe necessary expenses incurred in making citizens, and that a check for a balance of $H7 had lie on paid to the Treasurer of tbe General Committee. Tlio Treasurer, Mr. E. L. Donnelly, acknowledged the receipt of the check and re Erted the amount of oa ?h in the m U7. THE COUBTS. THE WE8TFCID STEAMER DISASTER. Suits by tbe Claimant* for Damaf aa? Argument in tha Court of Appeals? Violation of the "Sunday law" 8at tfp at a Bar? Baaiaian Benmi Sentenpee in the General Ses sions? Decisions. In the United States District Court yesterday judge Biatchford rendered bis decision in Me oase of William A. Graham vs. The Bard New York. Mr. Graham. the owner of a canal boat, the Nancy Bell, libelled the bark to recover damages for a collision by whloh the side of the boat was crushed la by the! bark. Tho Judge dismisses the libel, with costs, holding, upon the evidence, that the canal boat and not the bark was at fault. A man named Daniel D. Wright, alias Phil. Stan ley, was brought betore Commissioner Osborn yes terday an a charge made by Detective Sampson, of the Stock Exchange, on an aQldavlt, on informa tion and beller, that lie had In his possession, with intent to pass, counterfeit Internal revenue stamps of the denomination of twenty-five cents, which were attached to certificates of stock of tho Toledo, Wabash and Western Railroad. At the request of Judge Garvin, counsel for defendant, the latter was allowed to go upon his own recognizance till this morning, when an examination will be had. The case of Jopepli Perry, who has been accused of committing perjury as n witness for the plaintiff in the suit or George W. Bowen vs. Nelson Chose, was up befbre Commissioner White yesterday. In consequence of the non-attendance of Mr. Gideon J. Tucker, whom the officer of tho Court had not been able to serve with a summons, requiring his presence as a witness tor the prosecution, defend ant waived an examination, a'nd will be Rent im mediately to Providence, R. I., where the alleged perjury was committed. Yesterday, in the United States Circuit Court, Judge Benedict resumed the trial of Simon Donan and Christopher Flood, who are Indicted for having conspired to defraud the government out of the tax on 5,000 gallons of whiskey manufactured at Spring Valley distillery, Rockland county. Tho trial lasted all day, and had not concluded when the Court rose. In the Court of Appeals there was alengthy argu ment yesterday upon the appeals in tho suits brought by various parties lor damages on ac count of the loss of lire and personal injuries sus tained by the explosion on Sunday, July 30, 1871, of the boiler of the steamboat Westfleld, of tho Staten Island ferry line. The ferry company claim that damages cannot be recovered, Inasmuch as the deceased and injured parties were at the time violating the Sunday law. It Is expected that the Court will give its deoision In a few days. THE WESTFIELD DISASTER. Suits of Claimants for Damage*) Argued In the Court of Appeals? Violation of the Sunday Law Set Vp as a Bar to Damages* The pnbilo have not yet forgotten that fatal Sun day, July 30, 1871, when the boiler of the steamboat Westfleld, of the Staten Island ferry line, oxploded and killed some sixty persons outright, besides in juring large numbers. As usual in snch cases there came tbe Coroner's Inquest and then multitudinous suits against the ferry company to recover damages on account of deaths and injuries. Among the snltore were Margaret Landers, Jane Madden and Rosa Kelly, wno sought Indemnity for the kill ing of their husbands, and Frauds E. Carroll, who sued to recover damages for injuries to himself. These suits have been struggling along In the Courts ever since, and Anally weni to the Court of Appeals, having been currlcd there by tbe ferry company. The case came up for argument yesterday. Chief Justice Sandford E. Church and sis associate jus tices on the bench. On behalf or the Ferry Com pany It was claime 1 that the deceased and Injured parties were travelling ror pleasure on Sunday In violation of the Sunday law, and consequently that for deaths or injuries sustained while thus travai ling in violation of the law, no damages could be recovered. It was further insisted that the city Court of Brooklyn, where the cases were tried, being a loc.U Court, was without jurisdiction. Another point was that in none of the eases was there any proof or negligence on the part of the company, and that on this point the Court was in error in allowing the tact of the defendants per mitting the steam pressure to exceed the govern ment limit to go as evidence ol negligence to the jury. In opposition to this It was urged that as regards the violation or the Sunday law, the com pany could not set up its own wrong as an element or defense, and that as to the question ?f negligence that It was properly submitted to the jury and passed upon by them. After hearing the argument the Court took the papers, reserving its decision. A point of interest in these cases Is that on the result will depend suits proposed to be brought by hosts of other claimants for damages. BUSINESS IN THE OTHER COURTS. SUPERIOR COURT? SPECIAL TER1. Decisions. By Judge Von Vorst. Keep vs. Kaufman.? Demurrer overruled, with costs, w ith leave to defendant to answer m twenty darn Schermerhorn vs. Wheeler.? Motion for continu ance of Injunction denied and same dissolved. Flanagan vs. New Jersey Southern Ritilroad Company.? Order consolidating the two actions. Taylor vs. Oresan et al.? order that plaintitf file ft new bond on appeal. Tobel et al. vs. Bach et al.? Order modifying in Junction. Rhodes vs. McCnrdy ? Order that sixth count of answer be stricken out. Goodrich vb. Sweeny.? Order denying motion for new trial. Schafer vs. Bohm.? Injunction continued. SIFREME COURT-CHAMBERS. Decisions. Ry Judge Fancher. . ? . j .. In the Matter or the Application of I?. 0. Zc Ttov, Ac.? Report confirmed and new Bpeclal guardian appointed. Laguengo vs. Latoln.? See memorandum of de cision. COURT OF GENERAL SESSIONS. A Bowery Pickpocket Convicted and Sentenced to the State Prison for Fire Years. Before Judge Sutherland. The first case called by Assistant District Attor ney Rollins and tried by the Jury yesterday was an Indictment against a young man named Joseph H. Goldstein, charging, him with stealing from the person of James callaghan, on the night of the 20th of March, ft gold watch worth fiso. It seems that the complainant and a friend were In a concert saloon on tbe Bowery, and while in there drew a revolver upon the woman who kept the place. An officer was arresting a ftlend of Caiiaghau lor disorderly conduct, and Jnst about that time he heard the cry of "Stop thief I" The police man turned around &nd saw Callaghan seize uold stein and charge him with stealing his watch. When searched In the station house a few minutes afterwards the watch was not foand upon him, but the theory of tbe prosecution was that lie handed It to a companion named Smith, who was close to | him at the time of the occurrence. A witness, ! James Myers, swore that he was with Goldstein , and that the complainant, wbo was under the In fluence of liquor, must have been mistaken, for he did not steal the watch. Evidence was given to show that Goldstein worked at the tailorlna busi ness, and was at work that night till midnight. The Jury rendered a verdict or gniii/, and His Honor sent the prisoner to the State Prison for nvo years. A Highway Robber Sent to the State Prison fbr Seventeen Years. Edward Dunne, a reckless-looking young fellow, was tried and convicted or robbery in the first de gree. The testimony was so conclusive as not to admit of a doubt of his guilt. Henry White, the complainant, who arrived from Jersey In this city eight days since, was walking throagh Green wich street about eight o'clock in tbe evening, and while near the Battery he received a blow In the back of his head which relied him to the ground. He recovered soinewiiat from the effeota of it In a very short time and found Dunne on top of him taking his watch and pocket-book, containing $30. The prisoner threw the property to one of his con federates and then ran away. An oihoer was, for tunately, close by, and upon bearing the cry of ?\stop thw i? pursued Donne Mid eftdfht him war tte M*ae ?r the robbery. The Jury rendered a ver dict ot guilty without tearing their seats. H?aert?iid, in paasiug senteuoe, remarked that be was bouad to take notice of tbe fact that crimes of violence were frequently occurring In ?cw * ork, and that cfttaens ought to bo protected DjrpaiiifliiiQg neverolj aud promptly blgliwarrob^1 Uuuae w ***** Pns0Q <** a ,n th? cour8e of the trial thai KecordS? K22M' *i,0? WJUI ?sjtonced by the y^ifor r2S?J2?,U 40 "e 8tftM Pmoa ror fl'teon HUnff nr th?v5 1?!** *** * companion, *r, to use tho slang of tbe fraternity, a "par ol Dunne. tartrates. Henry Williams pleaded guilty to an attempt at pjruid l larceny, the lodfctmeBt charging him with stealing, on the 22d of March, a piece of cloth valued at $35, tho property of Edward Guengol. The prisoner was sent to the state Prison for two yeaia and sir month* Carl Damm was sentenoed to the State Prison for two years upon a similar plea, the eharge being that, on the 26th or March, he stole two i?? ?, ^urm^01^? owned by Phippa, Fieteher^kOo a i. ? BrtWtt. wilt wbb charged with stealing* ?Sr.? ?n 1,10 ?' Vobra feSSfiXSJR ifbSSSf .rSFiJRTd said that he did not believe he meant to steal thn FoX^trTd1,.V.,,,,ge,w,K Br? tontWeM burul?arieuslfMtered^Ci^iit AI*? Slater iiu SSvifir' onaered the basement of James PrieL fn.tnn ,)weiuy -sixth street. No property v/as taken, iu consequence or the previous ?rood character of Cunningham the punisliment waa 5ne'year!> * W* W <8? Joseph Slater, who was Jointly indicted beinr * ttUCf* Wa8 8eUt 10 th? !empt ? iiSK u1S?i!y.l"c'd<"1 " "1 "? broke into the liquor store of Patrick Naaiis! 60X Mulberry street, ami stole $41 worth ?"property* He waa sent to the state Prison for four years. Almost * Murder. James Fltzsimmons, who was Indicted for firing a loaded pistol at Diedrtch Lauge, on the Kth of February, at his store in avenue 0, pleaded cruiltr to an assault with lnteut to do bodily barm? His Honor imposed the highest sentence that the law allowed, which was Imprisonment in the State Prison for Ave years. TOMBS POLICE CSUilT. A Fresh Batch of Complaints Against William P. Butler, the Check Swln rflor? II* U Committed without Ball. Burglary la South Street? L.arceny of Valuable Boofca? A Curious Caae of Forget y? Appropriating and Kndoralug Another Peraon'a Check. Before Judge Dowllng. Two additional complaints were catered yester day against William P. Sutler, of Washington, D. C. Mr. William Mills, of No. 7 Warren street, came forward and identified Butler as the same man who, ho alleges, swindled him oat of $70 on the loth of April, 1870. Mr. Mills swore that the prisoner came to his place of business on that day and represented himself as George Bates Savage, son of Joseph L. Savage, of the Arm of Thomas H. Bates ft Co, 1,003 D street, Washington, D. 0, The pseudo young Savage told Mr. Mills that ho wished to make some changes and additions in an order which had been Bent irom Washington a day or two previously. Mr. Mills had received an order from the house of Bates ft Co., and he was therefore convinced that the young man was a genuine Savage. After mak ing tho required changes and additions the soion of the house of Savage suggested to Mr. Mills that he bad run short of money during his stay la New York, and would be very much obliged IT Mr. Mllla would cash a draft lor him. Mr. Mills aoqulesoed, knowing the firm to be perfectly responsible, and $70 was given the young man on a sight draft drawn to the order of Thomas H. Bates & Co.. dl Rnt>J Jo??l,k L* lavage and signed George ^ lhe draft proved te bo a lorgery. and Mr. Joseph L. Savage eaiueonfrom Washing toil yesterday, appeared before JuJge Dowllng and denied all knowledge of his wonld-be son. ?.iiVme4late^ aiter. tUe complaint another ,??,u,e ">rwar<l? a Mr. Richard Bruff, mana ger ol the house of ltussell, fcrwin & t'o., 46 and 4* Chambers street. According to Mr. BriiiTa am davit the same William P. Butler, alias It. u. Reed, alias George Bates Savage, came into tlie store on November 11, 1872, and represented himself on that occasion as Walter E. Savage, nephew of Mr. Joseph L. bavage, of Washington. He told about J?^?e.itory a8 Ue told to Mr. Mills a vear be fore, that he wanted to purchase acme goods, and Ji /mrt!Pa80n? large quantity of skates, which i i Washington. On leaving the store j going home and was short of money and Mr. Brntr cashed a drait far him lor $60. parties connected with the different cases were in court and made their several affidavits h?m . Prtson?rt and Judge Howling committed 4hi?if?awer tt 9?ner?1 Sessions without bait, .i J quarter to eleven o'clock on Weducsdav ? 8ht onioer jann B. McLaughlin, or the SmS FJ.JrV? ' a a man named Thomas Williams standing near a pile of canvas, winch had been ironi a window af the premises 78 and 77 Sonth street, occupied by Maxwell A Co. He went a.I7e8t Williams, who attempted to run awav Officer Braisted, who came to his aih ?} rla1ce' ,?nn t0 the cor?er of Front and Fletcher nioitSJt . Hre W01e ao"ie more of them. Officer two men named George Chester and George Ueler running down Front street, and suc caP gyring both of them, ln tBe meZ whJ?? McLanghlin had arrested Williams. When they were brought to the station house and searched Chester told the officers that they would be cornet*/* Williams' shoes, which proved to n^fft'raar, on being arraigned before Judge VVilUams pleaded guilty and Chester and each to answer were 1,1:1(1 und? $1,000 baU .A very stylish-looking man, haiUng from South ^?'J?ca and calling himself John A. Astonl, was ariested and brought- to the Tombs vesterdav aftar of second preAnot. H"? George Clayton, clerk of Bangs, Merwln A Co.. fourth street and Broadwav with stealing from them three volnmea ofGower's "Con fess o Amanita," valued at $jo, and feu Volumes 2l Thomas Browne's works, valued at J24 The books. WV ?SA Merwin ft Co?! tU .tm y tbe prisoner tor aate In wlSaSd his m I?111"' 82 *afl8nii street, wfio SSX !r $%SRiJc was coma,ltte<i t0 atl8Wer cnx M ?f,Pebrnary, 1S73, a man named James gft di&!ui}neM at 73 Nu8fll?u "trett, came 40* j Adams Express Company's office, No. 6a Broadway, and presented to Mr. William Hocy a ciieck for coiiecuoo^ or wUicU (lie fviiowiJU^ is a copy.? " , 4 * MEKCnAjTa; JKAIJONAL BANK No. 239. X ?***" ~ OF BMLlNUiON. X DrRLINOTON, Vt., ?l 1S78. X Pay to the order or Jamil cox, Jr., i Fifty-flve 85-ioo. Dollars. I C. W. WOOnnOTTSE, Cashier. * To tue National Bank of Redemption, Boston, ^ Mad 3. r Thla check was sent to Boston, the money r^ FnrfteU IQ the express and paid over to James Cox. or No. 73 Nassau street. In tue meantime the Merchants' National Bank or Burlington was Informed that their check was not received by James Cox. The hank at Boston then notified Adams' Express Company that the check was a forgery. They refunded the money to the Boston Bauk and placed the matter In the hands of Captain Thomas J. Kennedy, of the Sixth precinct, to investigate. The Captain went to work and discovered that there were two James Cox's, one, for whom the check was Intended, doing business at 73 Cedar street, and the other, who obtained the money from the express company, at 73 Nassaa street. As the direction on the envelop could be read for either one or the other street the letter carrier, unluckily, happened to bring it to the wrong James Cex and hot to the person for whom it wan intended. James Cox, of 78 Nassau street, took, advantage of his good fbrtnne and accordingly endorsed It and presented it for collection. He was arrested yesterday by Captain Kenned* and brought before Judge Dowllng. The prisoner, after being informed of the charge against blur, admitted endorsing the check ana receiving the meney; bnt insisted that he did not commit a forgery in so doing. Judge Dowllng thought other wise, and committed him, wituoat ball, on lu* own admission. _____ COURT OF APPEALS CALENDAR. New York, April ?, IfHX The following is the Court of Appeals day Calen dar (or Friday, April 4:? Noa. 17X, 8, 00, Hi, H 57 aud 68. A NOTORIOUS DESPERADO CAUGHT M NEWARK. Albert Sic gel, a notorious Newark desperado, who has twice been In State Prison, has again been arrested and locked up for stealing a dog. Several years ago he threw dust, or rather pepper, In the eyes or a detective, named Fischer, in an eifort to escape, but the officer peppered him with a re volver so that for days bis tile was in danger. Fischer was so alarmed at what be had done that he took siok and lost tne sight of ono eve. sieael recovered, and was sentenced to State Prison. He served out his term, but, it seem*, cannot reet easy till Ue geU back. TUe dog tit said to be worth

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