Newspaper of The New York Herald, April 16, 1873, Page 7

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated April 16, 1873 Page 7
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C U B A. ? I .. , CONTINUED FROM FIFTH PAGE. | bake the passage. This offer I declined, as I bave made up my mind to RETURN THROUGH THE SPANISH LINES unless something very unexpected happens to make me alter my resolut ion. I then expressed ? wish to be allowed to pass through the Cuban lines to the Camaguey district, in order that I should be made acquainted with the state of the whole insurrection. President Cespedes at once replied: ? ! "Every lacility shall be placed at your dis posal to see and examine into the state of our forces, and whatever information or papers you may require relative to the civil or mil itary organization shall be freely placed at your disposal." Referring then to My LETTER ON SLAVERY IN CUBA, be said: ? "We were pleased with this letter, because it ?bowed a desire to present the case of Cuba iully and truly. There are many points in it, however, about which I will speak to you at a future time. A hut has been placed at your disposal, and as you must be fatigued and may desire to rest, I will not detain you longer now, but expect yon will do me the favor of breakfast ing with me." Having accepted this kind invitation, I withdrew to my shelter of leaves to change soy travel-stained garments. When the hour of breakfast arrived an aide-de-camp pre sented himself to conduct me to the house of the President. BIIAKFAST WAS WATTING, and as there was no other guest, I imme diately sat down opposite the President. The table was not over twenty inches wide, and ?bout two feet and a half long. When we had discussed THE VERY FRUGAL MEAL before us I asked the President his opinion of the Spanish Republic. He immediately asked me if its existence had been officially an nounced, and I answered him that General Morales de los Rios had officially ANNOUNCED THE ABDICATION OP AMADEU3 fcud the establishment of the Republic to the Consuls the day preceding my departure from Santiago de Cuba. The President then actu ally proceeded to interview me relative to my ?pinions on the subject ; but 1 reminded him that I CAME TO INTERVIEW HIM, iot to be interviewed. A compromise being affected, he spoke in effect as follows about the Republic in Spain : ? CESPEDES ON THE SPANISH REPUBLIC. "Spain is not a republican country, and the aailitary aristocracy will never consent to the permanent establishment of a republican form vt government. The present government may last a few months ; but BEFORE FOUR MONTHS you will see a struggle inaugurated between the monarchists and the republicans. It is impossible to say how the Republic may affect the cause of Cuba. It can make no difference to the men in arms; for they will accept "O CONDITION FROM SPAIN EXCEPT INDEPEND ENCE. Many of the prominent republicans have advocated a right to freedom; but there is a great difference between theory and practice. Now that they are, as you assure me, really in possession of power, we shall see how they will set. ' HIS OPINION OF CASTELAR, Herald Commissioner? Castelar, I believe, is opposed to the abandonment ol Cuba ? President Cespedes? Yes, Castelar has falsi fied his republican principles. It is some time lince he declared that he was A BETTER SPANIARD THAN REPUBLICAN, ?o that we can look for very little from him. Herald Commissioner? But if Spain should finally adopt a republican form of govern ment would not Cuba be disposed to become Reconciled to her? President Cespedes? I cannot say what the sentiment or feelings of the people in the lowns may be ; but ; THE CUBANS IN ARMS will accept no reconciliation or peace with Spain except on the condition of independ ence. We are separated from Spain by an ocean of water, aud have interests different to here, but we are also separated by AN OCEAN OF BLOODSHED and cruelty unnecessarily used by the Spanish government in their efforts to subdue us. The blood of our fathers and our brothers and of belpless, defenceless families, slaughtered in jcold blood, forbids our ever accepting any conditions from the Spaniards. THEY MUST GO AWAY AND LEAVE US IN PEACE, or continue the war until we aro all dead or they have been exterminated. Herald Commissioner? What would be come of the Spanish population in case ol the abandonment of the island by Spain ? , President Cespedes ? At present we look upon all Spaniards as enemies, and treat them bo; but if the independence of Cuba were con ceded, and a treaty of peace made with Spain, \ thorn Spaniards who would select to remain I would receive ^ THE SAME PROTECTION A8 OTHER CITIZEN?, and, as the Cubans are a very orderly and law-abiding people, if it were only shown that the Spaniards were permitted by law to 'remain, they could do so without any fear of ^nterfcrenco or injury at the hands of the Cubans. INDEPENDENCE BY PURCHA8E. Herald Commissioner? A proposition that ' b certain sum of money guaranteed by America should be paid to Spain as the price of abandoning her claim to Cuba has been put in circulation by some parties. Would the Cubans accept such a solution of this diffi culty ? President Cespedes? No authoritative pro fvmition of this nature was ever made ; but if such a solution would be accepted by Spain, And the sum required were not unreasonable, 4he Cubans, in my opinion, would be WILLING TO ACCEPT SUCH TEEMS, <n order to put an end to the war so barbar Ssly waged by Spain. We desire peace, to ^irn to the reconstruction of our homes and evewell being of the country ; but before U thing we want our independence. If will continue the war we will fight mo ItaT? ? OOUWTRY is A DESERT, lain shall receicve no benefits from the blood she is shedding uselessly. B1' I believe that the publio opinion of the world will not long delay in coming to our aid. THE PBOSPECT FOB CUBA ia very favorable. The Spaniards are every where Abandoning the towns and encamp ments in the in&toj because they have no longer the strength to deii3 4 fill the country. It is my opinion that they intend retujnj; to the sea coast and trying to maintain them selves ; but as soon as we can procure cannon and organize thoroughly our army we shall ATTACK THEM IN THE TOWNS. There was a moment, about a year ago, when we were reduccd to terrible extremities, and we wanted everything, clothes, ammuni tion, arms; but to-day we have all things, and in great part taken from the enemy. If tho war should continue we hope to profit by the experience of the past, and to continue our system of attacking tho enemy, which has produced such good results. In fact, WE ABE NOW LIVING ON THE ENEMY. We take from him clothes and food and whatever elso we may need. In the beginning we acted with too much generosity, setting at liberty the Spanish prisoners, even after the proclamation of the Spanish government an nouncing that ALL. TAKEN IN ABUS WOULD BE SHOT, and that even tho women captured in the in surgent districts would bo subjeot to ten years' imprisonment or deportation to Fer nando Po. Several times I have made efforts to induce the Spanish government to carry on the war in a oivilized manner, but without result. The Spaniards have resorted to the most barbarous expedients to subdue us. Six different commissions have left Havana with THE INTENTION OF ASSASSINATING ME. Three returned, having abandoned the en terprise, and two of the others are supposed to have perished. The third was a man who presented himself to enlist in the body guard of General Quesada. SOMETHING SUSPICIOUS ABOUT HIM caused his arrest, and concealed on his person was found a knife. Being questioned, he con fessed that he had been sent from Havana with the mission to assassinate me. Of course he was at once hanged, but these circumstances show you to what lengths the Spanish authori ties are capable of proceeding. It is pleasant to record that during tho four years of the in surrection NO ATTEMPTS HAVE BEEN MADE ON MY LIFE, although I live, as you see, without guards and without precautions. Every one is at liberty to come in here. Only at night there is a single sentinel on duty before my door. THE STRENGTH OF THE CUBAN ABMT. Hebald Commissioner ? What may be the number of the armed force in the field ? President Gespedes? That is somewhat dif ficult to answer correctly. Owing to the con dition of disorganization to which we were reduced a year ago, a good deal of disorder crept in, and the difficulty of communicating with the generals, as well as the absolute want of paper and ink with which to make reports, rendered it impossible for the generals to fur nish the proper returns. At one time WE DID NOT HAVE A PIECE OF PAPER as big as this envelop on which to write a communication, and were obliged to write on tho leaves of the trees; but, speaking generally, I think we must have FBOM TEN TO TWELVE THOUSAND ARMED MEN in the field, with about an equal number of convoyeros and servants, who perform service in the army. The strength of our forces is also liable to great fluctuations. IN THE MOMENTS OF DEFEAT large numbers disperse or desert, and, when any success has been gained, the army is sud denly augmented to an extraordinary extent. We have been lately receiving large accessions from tho Spanish ranks, principally from THE CUBAN VOLUNTEERS, many of whom come over to us with their arms and ammunition. In the district of Bayamo I am informed, in a letter lately re ceived, that nearly four huudred volunteers have presented themselves, mostly white men, and a large proportion of these have brought with them their nrms. Tiie same things hap pened in Mayari after our attack. I believe > that in time all the Cuban volunteers will j eventually take sides with us against Spain. [ Should this happen our triumph will be assured. THE CASE OF MB. HENDEBSON. President Cespedes paused for a moment; tlien, suddenly changing the topic of conversa tion, asked what was the reason for the Herald sending out a second commissioner. I explained to him that Mr. Henderson had j been instructed to see him (President Cespedes ) , ; and that, according to the telegram received from Cape Haytien, he had failed in the mis sion. Mr. Bennett had entrusted me with the fulfilment of it, and at the time of my de parture no word had been heard from Mr Henderson, and nothing known of THE INTERVIEW HE PRETENDEB TO HAVE HAD with President Cespedes in Camaguey. President Cespedes? When I read the ac count of that imaginary interview, I looked on it as a ruse de guerre, adopted by the proprietor or directors of the Heiuld to cover your arrival and to draw off the atten- i tion of the Spanish authorities. I COULD NOT HAVE BEEN MB. HENDEB80N on the 6th of November, for I was then on a forced fifteen days' march from Camaguey, supposing that we could march uointcrrupt- , edly every day." In order to assure himself of THE CORRECTNESS OF THIS STATEMENT President Cespedes arose, and, searching out ?last year's diary, consulted it and found that ho was correct. Returning, he said to me, "Mr. Henderson's report was very favora ble to the Cuban cause, and I feel obliged to him for the service he rendered, but regret i ?" ?>?? ?**? '??. ? ? j , , that by the false statement of his interview j with me he has DAMAGED THE VALUE OF HIS TESTIMONY." j The interview, of which this is merely an i abstract of the strongest points, lasted for nearly an hour. As I will remain with the Presidential party for some days I will have ample opportunity to obtain full information on all points of in terest to the public. Owing to the early de spatch of the mail I have been obliged to pass over MANT INCIDENTS OF INTEREST, as well as skip lightly over the whole subject of the letter, in order that the narrative of my interview may appear in something like shape. JAK&S I O'&EUjY, SOMNAMBULISTIC ffiURSEB. Frightfhl Butchery in Candia, V. H.? A Boy, Wiiile Asl.ep, Allecrcd to Have Left His Father's House with a Hatchet, Enter* the Dwelling of a Neighbor Through the Window and Hack* an Orphan Lad to Pieces, M\nciiester, N. II., April IS, 1873. An orphan boy, by the name or John Emerson, aged Mieen yearn, who came from Richmond, Va., and hue a Bister at Great Falls, N. II., and another at Haverhill, Mas*., ha.i been living in Caudia (or the last two or three years, and latterly with Mr. Jesse R. Fitz, on the north road, about three miles from Candia depot and two nulea from Candia vil lage. Stopping with Mr. Fitz, on a visit, Is his nephew, a boy of about flftepn years of age, who is a son of Mr. Newton Fitz, of Lowell. His name is Wilfred Fitz, and he has been at Candia about two months. Mr. Charles Rowe, a farmer living three quarters of a mile from Mr. Fitz, was drawn on the jury at Exeter, and left for that duty last night, leaving his wife, two little children, and his aged mother, Mrs. Sarah Rowe, seventy-six years old, at home, and had se cured the services of the lad John Emerson to stay at his home during his absence to see to the horses and take care of the cattle. A TERRIBLE OCCURRENCE. At the usual hour last night the inmates of the house all retired lo bed, when at twelve o'clock the old lady, who slept in an adjoining room up stairs to the lad John Emerson, heard a noise in his roem and called out, "Johnny ! Johnny I" Receiving no answer she got up, went into his room in the dark and felt in the bed, and was almost horror stricken by feeling his body and the hot blued flowing therefrom aud inta the bed. No noise had awakened Mrs. Rowe. who was sleeping down stairs, and they found that Johnny had been, as they suppose*, murdered with an a.xe. Mrs. Rowe ran for the neighbors, the first 01 whom to urrivc was Mr. Jesse Fitz, when, to his astonishment, he discovered on the floor where the boy had been mutilated his own axe, covered with blood. The boy was also covered with blood, his face horribly cut, aud the bedclothing, as well as the floor, bespattered. TUB POOR BOY FRIGHTFULLY MUTILATED. Dr. E. 8. Berry, one of the physicians of the town, was pent lor at. once, but living ten miles distant considerable delay was occasioned, and when he came ho found John Emerson very much exhausted from the loss of blooa, but having his senses, lie louiul a terrible gash extending from the right cor nor 01 the mouth Into it and back to tha> neck under the ear; another gash, extending from Just below the nose on the leltBlde, about two Inches loutr, penetrating into tno iuouth and separating the jaw, and cutting out a piece thereof and push ing out several teeth, and with a frightful gash across the bridge ol the nose iron eye to eye. On the right hand the thumb and two fingers were cut oil entirely and lay in the bed. There is also a heavy gash across the back of the left hand and one on the wrist. lie had lest a great deal of blood, and I)r. Berry thinks he cannot live. The boy heretofore mentioned as Wilfred Fitz is sus pected of having committed this dreadful crime, aud was to-day sent to Lowell, in charge of Mr. George Richardson, to his father. Whoever com mitted tho crime toek an old chair from the barn, placed it to tho parlor window and got in there, passed through Into the hall, up stairs and to the rear of the house,, where Emerson was asleep, and went out of the nouse in tho same way. On the Bill of the window is the prlut of blood. COULD A SLKKl'INU BOY DO THIS ? It is stated that the hoy Fitz in a somnambulist, ana has fr equently (rotten up in his sleep, and that one night last week he was found in the attic of a neighboring house fast asleep on the floor, with Mr. Fitz's large broadaxe by his side. Ho did not seem to know how ne came t here, but an investi gation showed that he had got out of a second story window at Mr. Fitz's, gone to the tool house, taken this axe and a ladder, and gone to his neighbor's house, where he was fouud. Other singular occurrences like these have also taken place. These boys had been intimate, but the Fitz boy had. to no one's knowledge, been InBide of Rowe's house, where the act was committed, but was in the yard I wo or three days ago: and, what is most remarkable and singular, ir he is the crimi nal, whether awake or asleep, he passed three oilier houses and over a lonely road in going from Fitz's house to Rowe's. THE SCENE OF THK TRAOBDY. Your correspondent visited the injured boy, and, by placing his ear close to his mouth and watching his movements, ascertained lrora him that he knew nothing about how it happened. Ho aud Wilfred had had "some spats," but had made it up: "had oue two or three days belore." Notwith standing there is great excitement at Candia. the town authorities seem to be negligent In ascer taining who the guilty party Is. There is a theory that the boy Fitz Is not the guilty person. 80 far as 1 can learn the boy Fitz was found all right, at his home, in bed, this morn ing, and has not referred to this affair, nor has any one mentioned it to him. At the depot this morn ing he appeared cheerriil and unconcerned, but the general impression is that he did it in a somnambulistic state. If so it is the most remark aide tiling on record. Should the wounds prove fatal. Coroner Whlttier, 01 Portsmouth, will oe called upon to Investigate the matter. JAMES C. KING DYING. ?he Man Who Killed O'Neill Unable to Stand His Trial? lie la Kapldly Wait ing Away with a Conglomeration of Disorders?' To Be Transferred to Belle vue? Probability that He Will Never Be Tried. Jatnea 0. King, the lawyer who killed O'Neill some months ago on the stairway leading from the law offices of Mr. Justice Sutherland, and who has been conflned la the Tomi?s ever since, it is now pretty certain will never '?e tried. King, since the day he committed the deed for which he entered the Tombs prison, has been sinking under the weight of several diseases, and has now come to such a pass that he cannot rise from his bed. In deed the trial, which was to have been on some time since, has '>ecn postponed from time to time, to allow King to regain his health sufficiently to appear In Court. Instead of tills, however, he ha3 been growing worse, and it is now certain th.kt he can never re cover his health. lie never leaves his bed, aud lies on it constantly without moving, being unable even to sit up. It has been clear fur some time that he was not well, but it is only within the last lew days that the extent of his disease has become known. A reporter of the Heralt> yesterday saw Dr. Nealls, the physician ?! the Tombs, who corrobo rated these statements. He said, "King is now suffering irom three severe diseases, one of which is hasty consumption, lie cannot live more than throe or four months, though with extraordinary care his life might possibly be prolonged lurther. One di?"ase prevents lus taking exercise, an other weakens him terribly, and the consumption is taking him down ra pidly. When King came to the prison the germs of consumption were in him, but lay dormant tn his system. Being shur np In a cell, however, and with prison food, his system gave way steadily, until now he Is a mere shadow of what he was. The prison of Itself Is not healthy, and with a man like Kiuir, predisposed to sick ness, the ravages the place has made upon his body a.e something terrible, though altogthcr natural, lie is too sick to be In a prisoner's cell, and ought to be taken to the hospital. He will be in a couple or days or so. I hare reccommended It, for ii be Is kept here he cannot live man? weeks. Be does not complain of anything like that, bat he is the most miserable ol all the prisoners. No one comes to see him, except it be occasionally some Chris tun ladles with books. Ac. But he has not a sin gle friend nor any money, lie has been rich, but has nothing now. Warden Jobnsou, knowing that prison food won't do him, feeds him out or his own private means. The reporter asked whether King wonld have lived longer had lie not been connned in the Tombs, and Dr. Nealls answered: " Oh, undoubt edly King would have succumbed finally, but It might have taken years to bring his system to the state it is now, artera lew short months. If they ever expect to do anything with him they must remove him immediately." The Herald reporter subsequently was informed that King would in all probability be taken to Bellevue Hospital on 'Thursday, anu there au en deavor will be made to nurse him Into sufficient health to make him fit to stand a trial. THE & ALLOWS IN JEE8ET, No Hopo for Latlgnanl, the Wife Mur derer. The New Jersey court of Pardons held a special session yesterday to hear applications for the com mutation or the death sentence passed on Luigi Lusignanl, the wife murderer. It will be remem bered that at the February term of the Court of Oyer and Terminer of Morris county he was sentenced by Judge Dal rymple to be hanged on the 1st of May. Since then the friends of the unfortunate man have been staking every etrort to obtain a stay of the dread sentence. Petitions were numerously slsrned by prominent citisens of Newark and other places, in his behalf. His lawyers and the Roman Catholic priest (who Is an Italian) or the congregation to which the culprit iormcrly belonged, were In Tren ton yesterday Imploring the mercy of the Court. Notwithstanding all this Influence, the application was refused, and the law will, therefore, take its course. No hopes for clemency are held out, as the refusal by this Court, which is the last resort, puts aa end to all other supplications. MURDEROUS AFFRAY. A Collector of the New York Gas Company Attacked "by a Doc tor in the Latter's Office. A SANGUINARY SCUFFLE. The Assaulted Man, Though Mortally Wounded, Overpowers His Assailant and E8enj?es. SCENE OF THE DEADLY STRUGGLE. Panfard Murray, a collector of the New York Gas Company, was struck on the head with a hammer by Dr. E. M. Brown, of *61 William street, yesterday afternoon, anil dangerously Injured. Murray went into the Doctor's office about three o'clock and presented a bill for $2 75 to Brown. The latter desired him to sit at a desk that stood immediately opposite the door, receipt the bill ami make out change lor |ao, as he Intended giving the collector a bill for that amount. Murray sat at the desk, and Brown made a pretence of going to an Inner room for the money. He almost immediately returned and struck Murray on the rigut side of the head with a hammer with such loree as to knock him out of the chair on to trie door. As he fell the Doctor struck a second blow, but the edge of the hammer glanc ing off the skull, Murray was not coni]flctcly stunned. Ho Jumped to his feet just as Brown was about drawing a hatchet from Inside his waist coat to complete the blaody work, and grappled the would-be murderer. A struggle ensued, In which both parties put out their utmost strength, but Murray being the heavier of the two, he succeeded In wresting the hatchet from the hands of Brown, and dealt him In return I A POWERFUL BLOW on the head. Brown fell fighting his antagonist, and while Murray kept him down with one leg and arm, he was trying to break open the door with the hatchet in his right hand. Having succeeded In bursting off the lock, he dashed into the street 1

and shouted for assistance. Being covered with j blood and very excited In manner, a crowd soon gathered about him, and the cry of "Police I'' rang throughout tho neighborhood. Otllccr Harris, of the Fourth precinct, seeing the crowd from his post of duty, and suspecting u disturbance, ran to the spot and soon learned the state of affairs. He went Into the Doc tor's office accompanied by Murray and Mr. Suit zer, the landlord of tho house. Tlioy found tho Doctor in the act of getting up from the floor, and the officer arrested him and took both men to the station house. Captain Ulinan sent them to the Park Hospital to have their wounds dressed aud then took their statements about the occurrence Murray said that when he went Into the office the Doctor told him to make change for $20. He sat at the desk, took out a newspaper parcel containing $600, and proceeded to count the change and receipt tho bill. As he was doing this Brown returned from an inner room, where he pretended to have gone for the money, and struck him twice on the head with some heavy instru ment. He was at first so stunned by the sudden ness and ferocity of the attack that for a moment he waB powerless; but, realizing that his lire was in danger, he made one effort for his existence and sprang to his feet. He had only just turned and faced Brown to catch tne latter taking a small hatchet from Inside his waistcoat, with which ho intended to complete the work. The possession or the hatchet became at that instant the object of contention, and bath ' FOUGHT DESPERATELY for it. Murray says tlmt during this trial of strength the blood ran into his eyes mid mouth from the wounds in tils head, and lie did not even know he ha<l struck tho Doctor until he found liirn lying fighting at his leet. He also says that Just pel ore he was struck lie heard Brown fasten the latch of the doer to shut him in, and when he got the hatchet into his hands lie was obliged to break the lock off. As soon as Brown's head was rtre?sed at the hospital, Detcctlve Mati.ew Fltzslminona conveyed him back to the station house, w here he was locked up. Mm version of the aiiair to Captain Lltnan was an entirely different thin* from that given by Murray. Brown said that shortly before Murray appeared at his office a young mun called upoii him lor advice. He was in the act or making up a prescription for the mun when a knock was given 011 the door. The man not wishing to be seen, asked the Doctor to conceal lilin. Brown says he desired hlru to go behind a high desk in the office and he did so. Wli?u the young man was out of sight Murray was ' admitted. The Doctor directed him to re- I ] celpt the bill and then proceeded to the I 1 bedroom in tne opposite direction to where the ' i young man was concealed. Murray nut the parcel ! j of money before him 011 the writing desk, fronting | the door, and which, according tr? the Doctor's I statement, would be between himself and the pluce where the young man was hidden. While Brown was getting the money, the young man, he says. Issued Horn Ills retirement and made lite as-n'ult on Murray. Alter striking the blows and knock ing the collector on the greund, lie escaped, aud his going made the noise with the latch Murray heard, 'the Doctor lurther says lie ?ot to the scene just before the young man went out. and he was drawing the hatchet out of his lor tae purpose 01 dolondlng Murray when the lat ter attacked him. The young man he does not ; know, but he feels satisfied | flK COULD HKCOIlN'fZR IIIM I should the young man ever turn up. Unfortunately | for the Doctor and his story the landlord of tho 1 Iioufc told Captain t'lman last ulghttiiat lie (the ' landlord) stood on tho iront stoop of the house lor two hours previous to Mr. Mm ray's going in watching for a load of coal he had ordered, and that no man had gone Into the Doctor's office during that time. The landlord ktiew Mr. Murray well; 1 met him at the door and spoke te him just as he ' was going into Brown's. A bill was also due Mr. 1 Murray by the landlord, and the latter said to Mur ray as he was on the point of going in, "I will go ainl letch my money while the Doctor Is naviiig you." On the return or the landlord from his rooms up stairs lie met Murray rushing out e( the Doc I tor's rooms with the hatchet in his hand and cov ered with blood. The house In which the tragedy I took plaec is on the corner of tne street. It makes one or the beud at William and Pearl streets. The I office, occupied by Brawn, who has been tu the placa I I about two years, Is on the first door, and consists 1 ol three small rooms. In the outer one, wldeh is ! 1 the office proper, the walls on both sides are covered with medicine bottles. There are two windows looking into the streer, and these admit the only light that enters luto the place. Immediately in slle the northern window Is a high desk, similar to those usually seen In drug stores and behind which medicines are mnds up. From this desk across the room, almost up to the wall, runs a desk wltliju-'t sufficient room kept between its termination and the wall for entiance. Tho desk, coanter and mantel running iu front of the prescription desk along the furthest wall to the writing desk at which Murray sat were littered last night with large aud small bottles of medicines, INSTRUMENTS, POWDERS, PAPERS AND RUBBISH. Fronting the floor that leads from the hallway into the office stands the writing desk, w ith a chair in rront of It. Just lasidc this door and filling up ! Hie corner made by the wall and the partition di I v tiling off tho inner room stands a small taoie covered with medical paraphernalia j and odds and ends. Beside tkis table Is a leng Invalids' chair, on which 1 the Doctor slept, preferring that, the people In the ; house say, to tlie bed In the little room behind the parlor, llie middle room, called tho parlor, but ' which is more properly u library, Is about the same size as the office, and between it and the bedroom. A glass bookcase, filled with expensive medical works, makes the partition that separates it irom ; tne bedroom. The table in the middle of this I apartment was covered with books, so was tho ; mantel, and the general air of the place would , seem to ludicatu that tho Doctor was , a man of studious habits, although his line or practice was a most questionable one. During tho fight yesterday several large bot I ties or medicines were broken and the contents I covered the floor last night. The Iront of the short I counter was smeared with blood, and everything in the place was in the utmost disorder. Accord ing to the people living In the house and in those adjoining the Doctor Is a man or violent temper and most eccentric habits. The weapon he used in his attack upon Mr. Murray was a curious one. it had once been a hammer, and a portion of the head or the instru ment was still lert, but to It was v .a ,ljT#a<1 double-edged blade, ai>oiit six inches In length and very sharp. This blade ran out from the head 01 the hammer and in continua tion or the handle, but It snapped off In the ccntre at the second blow on Murray's head. Evidently to make the murderous weapon heavy a stone, wrapped In dirty cloth, was tied on the side of the 1 hammer, and the whole thing presented one 1 of the most formidable aud ugly instru i J1 N> Imagine. The second I hatchet was an ordinary wood-chopper, and both are now In tho hands 01 Captain ! uiman. A thorough examination ol the place was made last night by Detective Fltzslmmons. He was anxious to get hold of the lock, as a ooint In the evidence, but It had been torn to pieces by Murray. 1 Dr. Urvwu Ja a low-sttvd wan. about sixty years old, bnt evidently atroug and wirv. Murray ia much tall, anil young, and bears nn exeeiient reputa tion. *11. Mu vtou, Hie superintendent of the gas works, called upon Captain I'lman laat evening, and expressed the greatest con cern tor his safety. The supposition jn the minds of the police la that Brown's cupidity j.n;eame aroused at the sight of the money spread out by Hurray and goaded him on to the attack on tuo young mAn's life to get pysp$ssion of it. Cap tain tfluian causcd Mr. Murray to b<5 removed to his home In Brooklyn laat night, bnt fears are en tertained be cannot recover. Brown will be taken to the Tombs this morning for examination, but lie will probably be remanded back to the fl'atiou ho??e to await the result of Murray's In juries. THE SOUND BROOK MYSTERY. The InveMigntlon Relative ta the Death of Cumuli Kennedy? ?Ve**t let ot the Jury. Bound Brook, N. J., April 15, 1873. The adjourned Inquest relative to the killing of Samuel Kennedy, who was found in a dying condi tion on the track of the New Jersey Central Rail road, which was held on yesterday week, was re sumed this afternoon in the Bound Brook Hotel. A cloud of mystery surrounds the circumstances of Mr. Kennedy's death, many thinking that there was foul play somewhere, and tho result of the Inquest, instead of throwing light upon the matter, has only tended to make the mystery deeper. Tho inquiry was conducted by Coroner Bush, who was assisted by a youth who was formerly village schoolmaster, but who is now training for the Bar. This young gentleman carried everything with a high baud, ami slurred over a grent deal of Impor tant evidence, succeeding In the end In making hlmsell appear rather ridiculous. The testimony of the Doctor, which was anxiously looked for, proved nothing either way, although the liiuguage or the Doctor would convey tho Impression that death was caused by repeated blows of some In. strument. Strnngo to say, the German on whom suspicion rests was not produced in court as a witness, although his evidence would have been most essential, and iflnuocent, he should have had an opportunity to clear himself. The Hermans, who lorm a large part of the popu lation of Bound llrook and Its viciuliv, are greatly excited over the statements which have been pub lished In several journals relative to the German who was accused of knowing something of the death of the deceased. They attended the lnqnest iu strong force yesterday, and at the close of the Inquiry a violent demonstration was made against the reporters outside the hotel. Threats were freely used, and at oue time personal violence wus about to be brought into requisition ; but, primed as tiic excited lunatics were with lager, tlicy hesi tnfcoa before tlie.v brought their muscle into play. Finding they could not frighten tlio reporters in this manner, other means were adopted, and a pressing demand was made upon the Coroner to Is^ue warrants and have the gentleniuu of the press immediately arrested. This tho Coroner peremptorily declined to do, and, by somo per suasion, reduced the angry mob to something like reason. Tho Jury were ont considering their verdict about two hours. They found a verdict coveting two pages of feolscap? couched in very bad English? that the deceased had come to his death by In juries received by passing trams: and the New Jersey Central and all Its employes are censured for doing lleavcn knows what. The verdict leaves the case lu a stato of great doubt, but from the bungling manner in which it was conducted and the unaccountable absence of tho most material witness no other result could have been expected. The death was u very peculiar one, and if every thing had not beon so stupidly conductcd things might have beeu explained which at present look very bad. CANDIDATES FOR THE GALLOWS. Two Men Ordered To Be Executed In North Carolina on May 30, 1*73. HALEIOH, N. C., April 15, 1873. In the Superior Court of tills county Judge Albertson resentenced Simpson Mordecal and Thomas Grlfflce to be executed in the jail yard here, according to law, on the 30th ot May next, between the hours of ten A. M. and three P. M. They were convicted of burglariously entering a small store in this county and Inhumanly beating a man named Hicks, the proprietor, last fall. At their trial, which took place last November, they were convictcd and sentenced to be executed, but an appeal to the Supreme Court was granted. This tribunal, alter a lull and caretul review or the evidence, and hcarlug the arguments in the case, confirmed the decision of the lower court, and the prisoners were resentenced asubove. It is scarcely probable the Governor will interposa executive clemency In beliair of these criminals, as It was proven in the evidence that besides the robbery and housebreaking, the assault upon Hicks was with Intent to kill, both of which are capital offences in this State. THE PARK HOSPITAL. The Commissioners of Charities and Cor rection Ileal Their DiAVrcnces with the Medical Hoard? Veiv Appointments Made*? The Park Hospital Erected to , t lie Position of a Distinct Ins'ttatlon. , The difficulty between the Hoard of Comnila- ; sioners of Charities and correction und Hie Medical Board of Examiners, at the head of which is Dr. Crane, is over. It will bo remembered by the report which appeared in tho Hekai.d some days sine \ that the Medical Hoard made several nomin ations to positions in the Park Hospital, without consulting the Commissioners and in dellance or their authority. Dr. Flutirer, the principal of 1 their nominations, a short time alter being I appointed, had charges brought against . him, which severely reflected upon his character as a medical man. This cxcited the Commissioners all the more that the appointment was not one of their own, though coining under their authority, and the result was that tiiey deter- i mined to inak<> an investigation, while at the same tune they themselves said they had no authority to make one. Yesterday, however, the Board went Into consultation on the matter, and Dr. llulirer's i character wus exam lied thoroughly, though un- ; officially, mid It was found to be in eveiy respect j good. His acts while serving at the Park Hos pital were exonerated from ail blame, and i the Commissioners finally camo to the do ! cision of retaining Hint in his position. The affairs of the i'ark Hospital were tUen discussed . In extrnfo, and It was resolved to make It a j separate institution (hitherto it has only been an ' adjunct to Bcllevue Hospital), and Klve It" a staff of filacers separate and distinct, and only holding re- | latum* with the Commissioners. i Tnus the Hoard, while recognizing the appoint ments tho Medical Hoard recently made, de- 1 termined to absolve the doctors appointed of a!l j responsibilities to that Itoard und make tliem only amenable to the Hoard of Commissioners itself, i The fuss between the two Hoards iias been of one groat benefit to the community at large, lor i the Park Hospital has hitherto been verv incom plete In Its working*, having no power of its own. Indeed, making it a distinct institution takes away the power of the Medical Hoard to Interfere. The Park Hospital has now for its officers War den Brown (the Commissioners beinx entirely satisfied with that gentleman's record), Dr. Fluliier, House surgeon, at a salary of $150 per . month; l>r. Hardy, Assistant House durgeon, at a ( salary ol f loo per month, vice Dr. Am dille, dis charged, and Dr. Joyce us Ambulance Surgeon at a salary ol *75 per month, in place of Dr. Heming way, discharged. Warden Brown has now the authority of making requisitions upou tlie Com missioners direct Instead of receiving them by the circumlocutory way of Believue Hospital. , Tills la for the purpose of making a sepa rate account, and also of obtaining needful articles more speedily than lus hither to been the j way. The Commissioners Reserve to themselve* the right of appointing and discharging at pleasure instead of making the appointments lor a certain time. It Is the first time slnco Its foun dation that the Park Hospital has been erected to tlie dignity of a distinct institution, on a par with Charity and Hellevu ? Hospitals. It Is understood, also, that the Commissioner* or Charities and Correction will teeojrnlze no more appointments made by the Medical Hoard, so as to avoid in future aay such difficulty a* has characterized tho rela tions of the two Hoaros during the past few weeks. It 14 hoped by the Commissioners tnat the change will be an Improvement upon the old plan. So more medical students will be ailowe! to practise in the new h -spital. The meu appointed all have diplomas. HOBOKEN BANK ROBBLRY. The Panic and lt?n Almost Ended. , Throughout yesterday the excitement of the peo- ; plo seemed to be dying out, Inasmuch as further , deposits, aggregating $2,500, wore male at the savings bank. The sum paid out to feverish indl- , vlduals ? chletly woineu? was only $*4, <>00. The | subsidence ot tho same and restoration of confl- ? dence have given rise to an inconceivable amount i of satisfaction. Out of nearly three hun I dred pass books now examined no discrep ancy nas been detected, except a number of small sums, reaching Many of those persons who appeared yesterday did so for the sole purpose ol having their books com pared with the bunk records. Klenen has not yet been captured. Ills fall nas sorely pierccd the hearts of hia aged parents, who arc respectable Germans. Many rumors are rife in regard to the causes i?f his downfall. The iwo!>abillty seem* to be that one of the revolting haunts of loose women "up the road" which brought destruction to Withers and others has also been the occasion of Kli-nen's ruin. To-duy the savings bank will most likely return to Its wonted quiet, uud business pro , ceed evenly, as uaual. BuEADFDl COHTLAGSATICiJ. Destruction of the Chicopoo (Maw.) Cotton Mill*? Nearly 6,000 Bales of Cotton Burned? Over 9500,000 Lost? 800 _ Hand* Thrown Out of Employment Sprinofrld, Mass., April lis, 1873, One of the most destructive Arcs in Western Massachusetts for many years broke out at trve mluutes past ten o'clock last night In mill No. 2 ot the Dwlght Manufacturing Company of Chlcopee, and before the flames were extinguished destroyed that and the mill adjoining, No. 1, belonging to the same company. The Ore caught in the wheel room by the acci dental overturning of a lamp and spread very rapidly. At halt-past ten o'clock two steamers were sent from this city, but before their arrival the buildings were nearly consumed. The mllU were employed In the manufacture 01 cotton sheet ing and cotton flannel and contained 4,500 bales of cotton, which were destroyed, together with the ?tock house and three sheds. In addition to the two mills burned at Chloopeo Falls last night there were destroyed the engine and picker building, two storehouses, tilled with flrBt class lumber and old and new machinery, and 1 a part of the railroad freight depot, which was used ? as a storehouse for cotton. There were 1,500 bales of cotton 111 the cotton storehouse, moat of which whs completely ruined. There were about nine hundred looms in the two mills, and the cloth In them, about ?,weuty-flve hun dred cuts, w hich were burned, toother with about twenty-two tnousand pounds 01 filling and 10,000 pounds of coarse yarn. Eiglit huudi Jd hamls wero thrown out of em ployment i), the fire, tbreo-iourths of whom were glris. The t unning on extra time iu the remaining mills and preparing for rebuilding will afford em ployment lor a considerable portion of this lorce of hands, but inuny of tliem will be obliged to seek work elsewhere. The lire will prove a very serious disaster to the general prosperity of tire villago, a* the operatives are largely Indebted to the merchants for supplies furnished in anticipation of the monthly pay day, which was to have been to-morrow. The loss 01 Hie company Is to-day estimated at half a million dollars. The Amount of Iniaranee, Boston, Mass., April 15, 1873. The Insurance on the (jhicopee MIKs was $018,000, the full amount required by law and the limit pre scribed by insurance rules.dlvided In various sums among the following companies: ? The Manufacturers' Mutual and Arkwrlght Mu tual, of lloston ; Manufacturers' Mutual and Fire men's Mutual, or Rhode Inland; Mutual and State Mutual of 1'rovldence; Worcester Mutual, Fall River Mutual, North British Mercantile, l.orlilard, or New York ; Hartford, l'huenlx aud National, or Hartford. The Mutual companies loso $400,000, of which $100, 000 is iu the Boston Manufacturers'. Tho British Mercantile Company's loss Is $80, 000. The greatest loss to the mills will be In the 'lelay. PIGEON SHOOTING. Flrat Day of the Open Tournament at Halt's Driving Fark-Fltty-Utrd Swcep Ntukes? oix Contestant*? Johnson, Paine and Bsgardas the Winners. The pigeon shooting tournament, open to all comers, given by Ira A. Paine, oi New York, was successfully inaugurated yesterday at Hall's Driv. iug I ark, on the Coney Island road. The day was pleasant, although a stiff land breeze was blowing throughout the sport, which made it somewhat annoying to the spectators. As was an ticipated, the responsos Mom the proles. Bional shots, who have from time to time figured in contests of this character, were very satisfactory, six of the better known In the united States contending for the prizes. The programme for the first 01 the three days' sport was a flfty-blrd sweepstakes, under the Rhode Island rules, and $100 entrance, the amount to be divided Into tftree parts. The lollowlng were tho contestants, to KdsehoTusVdhby,?adif-<l th? qUUnt,ty of Miles Johnson, of yardville. N. J.-Evuns' tlirhr 10-?auge muzzle-loader, single barrel l ' o/ ?hnf and 0 drachms powder. el' l/ * 0 "not Ira A. Fame, of New York? f!raut 10 rpntmi nw? paper she Us?r ' ** 0iS' 8h0t an'1 5 dl'acf'U18 Powdei ; drachms powder ; paper shells. * anU 5 b. ?\. linker, of Providence, R. I ? Park?r in gauge, breech-loader; oz. shot ami 4 >o. powder; metallic shells. ???.? ulacUms James Cailln, of Fulrvlew, N*. J.? \merl<\in /ni.i fashioned) lo.ftauge douLie barrel, muzzle-loader 1 i?*- sf'?t an'' 5 drachms powder. mu??le loaUer? " Huam Carson, of I'hl'adelnlil.i? Evens' t ?"ot ? "S? powder! eighty yards boundary. F?ve*H?and *T transr wurs'in place, ami as each shooter came to the score an Inch well known sportsman, was selected referee sn.1 each contestant acted as his own judge" ' ?ud The birds rurnlshed upon the whole was an *?? age lot, though it was the iortune of some of tim shooters to obtain more than their share of t o lively ones, Tinker being anions the nos nnti.-a e 1 1)a,1lCular- J-'ron. the VcoTe he?ew th appended it will ho oi>scrve?l tliat thn hum W? ssn^ss victor, killing forty-sL^'oat lof,c' fifty "'bW a score tliaL any time can almost be counted a "I,M receiving tho first prize o? |ao<? Next on the list comes Paine who kffi?*ii ii ?A|.|. ' the **? purse ; and then fo^Tdus. who "bred?!* sa vlnir his entrance of $ioo. The la*. Hi/ht" i#?ffU tp/hS": ffl? """shot wound in his right ieg accidentally received last ivininr ??'? nothing iiiit the occasion could have enticed him in his present health from his home in Illinois Vo?pt2 on the list is Tinker; fifth, C.trlln; aiid last cari son, n !io at tin* beginning had many loud tu'ikinc* friends about him, evidently toTlS'jrSt an?# . ^ ftTTHAttr. Hall's Drivimi Pakk, l. I.? Pigeon Shooti? TOrBNAMENT, ()PKN TO ALL COMKBri-FlMT ^IUT April lo, lSi.t. ? Hfty bird sweepstake. Rhode Island rules to govern. $ioo entrance "?oue mAV' '? '? '? '? '? ?? ?fofi. ' ku'i?u,?: iiSH'WAswiuw.ttmu ' nonrouH-li0; I; 1, mi ""'ft ffj" }' !: f: i: i !: i; v;. 1 Killed. 41; missed, 9, ' ? ^ nri J; '? ?' '? '? ?? i-TotV?: vfStX i 1-. V. f; 0?: I: !;?;!? Referee? Ceorge 9. Lamphoar. lime of shooting? Three hours and fifteen mln utes. Te-day's programme will be a double-bird sweep stakes, Rhode Island rules, t oz. shot, io pairs ol birds, $6<; entrance, with first aud second money. BERSH HORS DU COMBAT. In the Court of special Sessions yesterday there was, to a cerialn extent, a "test case" brought op for decision under tlio statutory laws in regard to cruelty to animals. Mr. Henry Bergh was the plaintiff; appearing as attorney in behalf of the society or which he is president, and the Twenty. third street Stage Company were the defendants represented by counsel. A large number of wltl msarswasts/wssr A'-hSrySftS1 l!e 3S&T-V.1S ?Lt,ufn,^r s *rp:7; dsf ss,,'Ki?.rr,hX^.r^.,p^r?S the lameness of the harse. Mr. Jo?' LnrrSS2h^ curator of Kuhn's Museum, was asked by Mr 'WS?: more, counsel for the defence, if he had oualntance with horses." Ue repUed vervDol^LrtX that -he kn?w a horse fr?m a IlJmnle ' gentleman s examination was brought to a gDeed. close. The surgeon In tic employ of the effi? to Animals society, testified to the hlirt condition or the animal in question J. Beach, an ancient veterinary wrrgeon ?wo?* omS the horse's le? was so swollen that( "do 'lm goed." Fergnsson wfts ^the ? Ho thought the mare was injured by tho arresfaSSi flvfl"m1iu?es.a0Ceg9ltjr ?f "? At the conclusion and when (ramming an Mr Beri^h waxed eloqaent. finally appealing S? the sense of justice or tueiastlces If not f!ii?p trn?.L statutes Biitnth?.?'e e*pl,,cU 'fr'iairements of th? "a. '"SpisrirL^ S

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