Newspaper of The New York Herald, April 18, 1873, Page 5

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated April 18, 1873 Page 5
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THE COURTS. ? / ? TRIAL CHF Fj HEFFLIN . Bit Befoaal to Suter a Pits ?( Manila Tighter and Belianoo/tnt His Defence and the Jury Story of His Mother, and Harrowing . Soenea of Drnnken Depravity? What Others Say of Hit Prerioua ) Character ? His Own State ment of How Hia Wife * Came to Her Death. s THAT JOB OP CITY APPRAISAL. / / How the Commissioners of the linking Fond Got Three Auctioneers into a/Pretty Little Snap? A Soft Thing that/was not so Soft? Hard Work and F lard Lock. BIDDERS AT/AUCTIONS. ui A. Little Legal L^sian that is Worth Re membering?A, Good Thing Before Bidding at,? an Auction to Enow What One is Buying. %U$tlTESS IN THE OTHER COURTS. Proceedings In the General Sessions ? A Bond Transaction? Decisions. In the Lnitod States District Court yesterday, before Jndb'o Blatchford and a jury, the case of The United States vs. a brewery in Mornsanla was commenced. It was a rait to condemn the brewery, of which Anton Huppel is proprietor, on the ground that tbe claimant bad used cancelled stamps on beer barrels, .and bad drawn beer from barrels on which tho stamps had not been can celled. Tbe amount involved is about thirty thousand dollars. The trial of the caso will be resumed to day. Judge Blatchford has granted his warrant for the re moval of Joseph Perry to Providence, K. I., where It Is charged the defendant committed perjury as a witness for George W. Bowen, the plaintiff in the now celebrated ease of Bowen vs. Chaso, otherwise known as the great Juinel litigation. Perry will be sent forward to Provi dence immediately. Yesterday, in the United States Circuit Court, beforo Judge omallev, in tho ea^e of t lie Sucl te lies Proprie tuircs do Cognac vs. Lucrctia Bronson, executrix of Greene 0. Bronson, ex-Colleetor ot this port, defeased, which was an aetlon to recover an excess of duty on a quantity of brandy Imported into this city ,?o long ago as 1067, the jury fouud a verdict for tho plaintiffs for$G'J6 til. At the instance of District Attorney* Bliss there has been commenced in tho United .Slates District Court :t suit to recover the sum o! $50,000 from the llrm ol Joseph n. White, George W. Browne A Francis D. Lecompt. Mr. Bliss has rcqne tod the t'lerk ot the Court to Issue the capins against the 1lrm. The acti< n Is brought for the amount suted, for alleged violation of the first section of the act of Congress passed March 3, ISO!. It seems that there are two acts relating te internal revenue matters bearing the dita in question? one directing t!iat tho in voices ot all important goods shall be made in triplicate, and the other deals with the removal for consumption of stores in bonded warehouses. The I strict Attorney has not yet nm lo known under which act ho will Institute the prosecution. T< i.tlmony for the defenoe was submitted yesterday in the trial Oel'ore Judge Brady, in the Court of Oyer un I Terminer, of George Sheiilin, charged with the murder of his wife. Aside from tile testimony of the prisoner's mother, most of the evidence had reference to hi; previ ous good character and the intemperate habits ot his wile. He was tho last witness called lieioro the adjourn ment of the Court, lie says that lie only struck his wife one blow, and attributos her death lo falling against a stove. The trial will in all probability be concluded to day. An effort was made by the prisoner's connsel to in. duce him to | lead to one ot the lesser grades of man slaughter, but this ho peremptorily rofused to do, pro ferrlng to take his chance; with the Jury. Anthony J. B'cceker has been trying for a Inns time to get $15,001) out of the city for his s rvices in assisting iwo years ago, under direction of tho Sinking Fund Commis sioners, in appraising ihc value of prop>'r;y belonging to tho cily. He was offered $3,OJO as a lair requital for his' services, but ho refused to accept this sum, aud brought a suit against tho city for tho lull amount of hU cl.i'in. The case was tried yesterday, before Judge Larremore, in the Court of Common Pleas, ant ro-ult as w.ll ba seen by tho report elsewhere, In a dismissal of tho com plaint It will be seen by the report of a trial yesterday b" fore .1 udgo Davis Iioldiiifsr Supremo Court, Circuit, that in bidding oil' real csuite bidders hail be tier understand thoroughly in advance what they are about Not long since, at au auction pale of lots In the vicinity of the Boulevard, a bidder, It appears, bid off eight lots, sup posing ho was buying on'y tour lots. A a ho refused to take the eight low they were resold at a loss, anil tU" re suit was that on bringing the case to a nuithctia8liei.il adjudged to make good tin; loss. An appeal was tiled yesterday in the Suorome Court by the trustees of the American Institute from the man daman recently granted by Judge Puncher directing tlie restoration to membership ot Thomas <;< dwin. The case will probably come up tor argument at the next term of the Supreme Court, General Term. The commission d* luiutticn {nquirtivlo in the ease of George Francis Train, betoro Clilct Justicc Daly and a Jury, was continued yesterday. The proceedings were entirely confined to the cross-examination of Dr. Ham ?ond, the principal medical expert to whom the investi gation of Train was submitted by the authorities. Mr. Clark Bell, who has made the question of legal medico Jurisprudence a picial study, conducted the cross-exam ination in a very able manner, so tar as going over the Whole gronn I ot mania, dementia, delusions ami all the rmtof the main points in examinations of this kind. George was still reticent and quiet, but was permitted to ask a couple ot questions, which ratlier tended to injure than improve his cause, 'lhe Court adjourned till lour u'ciock this afternoon. . THE WIFE MURDER. Cjntlnnallon of the Trial of George Shcfliln? Tic Will Not Plead to 5Iun" ?laughter? 111* Mother** Story About the Killing of His Wife? Terrible Plc tnrc of Drunken Degradation and De pravity? *heill in'* Good Character and Hi* Wife'* Bad Character? III* Own Statement* The trial ot George FhefTlln for the murder of his wife was resumed yesterday morning before Judge Brady in theCenrtof Oyer and Terminer, the court room, as on the two previous days, being densely crowded. For nearly three-quarters ot an hour alter the Opening of the Court Mr. William F. Howe and Abe H. Hummel, tho prisoner's counsel, labored vigorously to Induce him to plead guilty to manslaughter in the second degree, Dis trict Attorney Phelps having signified bis willingness to accept such plea. "You arc, you must remember," whispered Mr. II. . wo, but loud enough to he heard throughout the court room each was the urgent eagerness of his entreaty, "indicted for murder In the first degree, and the jury may find you guilty of this crime and then yon will be hung." "I am innocent of murder," insisted Sheflllu. "I will take my chances with the Jury." "So yon insist uoon going on with the defence!" pur sued Mr. Howe. "I insist," said Sheftlin, with marked emphasis. Hit. OOWK'S OPENING. Mr. Howe, finding his persuasive powers lost upon his client, pri ceeded to open the case. He has rarely spoken more eloqi ently or feelingly. The case, he began, was In no respect one of murder. Great care had been taken in their selection to have none but married men on the Jury. The circumstances wi re such that they could best Judge of the aggravation Inducing the prisoner to take the life ot his wife. Never uutll the present sad occasion had ho ever been accused of crime, lie was in the highest degree respectable, though belonging to the humble and hard-working class. Be was entitled to the same care, respect and consideration as If ho l?e longed to the wealthy class. The District Attorney had ?aid that this was a sickening case, from the contempla tion of which the mind turucd with horror. At first as pect It would look so. A woman was lound nude and covered with bruises, and her scalp nearly torn off. Alter all, the fisct of the scalp being removed was the only hor rible feature in the case. He would endeavor to explain this to them i satisfactorily, and rob the ease of its seeming horrors In this respect. His wile had long led a dissolute lite, and had leit him three weeks belore ter the vilest purposes. He had a little sou and an aged father and mother, all of whom were la Court to sympathise with him in hlaaad misfbrtnne. On Mm night of th? murder he liad been to a meuiing ut hlaftllow ctuliimui, anir (rem thmre went tohin lute home to wo hla ta her. Ou hij arrival In found ? man couiina from hi* wile'a bedroom. There had beeu two men there, and they bail plied bur Willi liquor, lie iuvoked them, a* inarrb-d men, to make allowance! tor the nations whlcU Uod ha<t m?i?Uuusd in all of theia, aud look at the ea?a in 11^ , am*>et. The adulterer c enpeA. Tt was wr< ni' to ?i e .?? Ml ot the dead, but the facta uiu-t bo told. IK- proi ee .? *5 Jo graphically depict the occurrence* of the fire , teanodT. in a moment ot p*?loa be gave her a bU . v , . , she tell on the stove. she fled to the yard, ? ,j Vi.il still aomo of the old love burning lu bis breW .'it characterised the early days ot their ha pny ir '"'"j J ? he brought her back into the room and l? lrt her d. ?n and covered hor up. He did not ilv an a su' i.L , ' ,0^11 told what b*d l happened, and requeateS ?'SttaMoa of the Coroner. Everything, he insisted, sir (Jw.dtln?ii^.^ wai not an element ol murder In the 9 rat d, ???>?? m .hS caae. lie would >-!iow hii good cha/ acter Hn^fthSf hS had no latent to kHl. Since comitrB n? f. '5 jeduioualy urged him to ylead to m? nV^htwE. ?5 -r tl.e case togotethe i^ryand^L srCi ?&ssrl >" w' ?B'SSiWSSSS j^^T-gjjgWg a ... ?. ,M day w the ?? lk,fi "ary : her bu-band went that ?Jd that fiav t? l ?w,;^ i.M',1tllu.,wile ol h,r ??n' ?"?<? rifi mail wL * i ? floor; in the evening the "Ve U owf cTma \?n ^ 8hort,y ?'*' two yoiin* where h?f! S?k1? ?? I5n Gi,?rj*e came in and asked hoanifnl- i J Wm 1,0 h*d f?ne to ?he ?be wuJ in ??.???' J where Maria wua, and ohu told him SjmI ,h-.JL2^ ? rooms Oeorge went into the room Sm Wi h,er o"'; he said to her, -You black f,u,a?| , '??<? slapped her on the fuce; die hud J prinking ydTay down on the t'oor: the young ft- 1. ar?ft?'SVlro?4. bedroom; she did not acre am; wu. hH "?K odP ?* J' * kt9ve ""'I bu'J horribly ; Maria ?. m , t'"K w"fn fho, (witne**) went t*> bed ; in the nioi uing ?h? was do^id ; George looked at her, and, seeing she Vi aa dead, went out to nave the Coroni r notified ? she ?id JwwbSES!* W?Uld ffott,ril"kcvcry day it .he cross-examined by Mr. Phelps-Maria was drunk when ?he got out ot bed, and wa? drunk all da v * fho know <??.? ot the fellows ; he was a bartender somewhere his name waa Jobuuy, but she could not tell C othe? ? nine; no one had been drinking in the house that day but Maria; Ccorge dragged Mnrin out of tho bedroom by her shoulders* nothing was done lor her; she bled away on tlw floor- Ooor2e waa lying one aHie ol her twituesa) when she Htvnki* ? t boyacaiue out otthe bedroM aa Ui^rie went In? h.LLtX nothing to them : there was a kntte on the tt, nr" lipilisaHSI pSS&t SeZSrtW^ailjjVoVy^r, VMW Si??n?o^eeartiS.r W^d^aeTu that h/w?,,IT?rh.c k he "rrc?te*! ^Hefflln the charge was inat tie went to a house and tried to trot his wifemlt nMt charged! ,UUDt WM a you,,g muui Khetlliu was di^ n0/?'r JiJ'ew ot hi? being arrested. Weaent ol $W; he fflHam IMpnnai wfsXwrunk WWJ lJUUdler? MlJ tl'?t 4110 deceased WBMBwaras? John Lyon, contractoi , kuowthe deaeiMPfl n *i.? ThmnVJ m'"1^ tn" ni*h,.s ullt,r ber mS??fade fc Um?5 At n omn.s Hoolanan, of t!ic? Pliistcror^' i'tii<Vn v? n i ? wflcnt'*OUOr lor ,uurlue" u" reputatioa -was?[? ^awiaa.2; oh'.SS,"0"""1'' "? '!? ? ,?A ? !' iT"--0''1 >'ou ov,'r 800 me itcfore to-dav ? I fJonrcr* Qh, rA 1 luMI:-NT OF THE FHISONEU. He te. fnled tliitVlie' was'thlrtv^lx ^ l 1n''' last wlio; aiK-wa" vory inl lJZr', , - R 1 t",1,i" rn -"VVV s weii t^o hi !' ltious,. - 'n;;'^^ ;.,A- T I ifskcVwhor"6 Vvnria" wu",0 ami wa"uu Me"0 lilt I took fiold o,1 her and nuM,Ui' 'V'"1 wlfh 1 gave her a hTi0-"^1 ? end till andYlt heAelf^he's ' lu/,k I reinalutd'ln Z "u" V'0 worried over my mlslortune? ; she 'wont out in thi'C *"i 111 MB MriM h !'r " 'y fl k to ve ? ' """ Uer ttuJ brougM W& .o^^kS ^IVTw.nt tk'?? - lL I,? is Mr. Pnelps said that owing to the Intrnxx. ,.r ?t. wbfectol the murder, or readlng'aeJoJnti^ of tho t?l1 i'.n Court till Uiii uionuug. APPSAISIKG CITY PS0P2KIY. Xlliiiulerlno; Stupidity of the Commission er* of tlic Sluklng Fund? A Fat Job That Was Sot 8? Fat Alter All? Three Munllix' Work and Two 'Wear#' Hope ful Waiting, and All for Nothing. Some two years ugo, as will bo remembered, the Com rniHsiouers of the Sinking Fund employed Anthony J. Illeccker, Cortlandt Palmer and Adrian H. Muller to ap pral -e the cii.r property. Tho job originated In the FUggcstlve brain of Mr. Richurd B. Connolly, then City Comptroller. The theory was that it wit necessary to liavo tho reil value of tho elty property known in order to negotiate advantageously la tho European markets a loan of >20,1100,000 on sinking fund bonds. Alter the appraiser!* had finished tholrwork, in which they made out the value ol the city property at $2.'4, 000,000, it wan .-ought at first, under tho usual per cent allowance, to extract come 911ft, 00!) from the city treasury ror the work done. The Commissioners ol tlie Sinking Fund thought this an extravagant price and voted to pay tliem $1(1, '00 each. When tho bill waa presented to Comptroller Green ho thought this amount extravagant and said he would pav them only each. Meantime Mr. Palmer refused to receive any pay and Mr. Muller concluded to wait tho disposition made of Bleccker's claim. The last gentleman was bound not to give it up, and tailing in his effort to obtain In the Supreme Court a mandamus directing the Comptroller to pay the am >unt ol his claim, brought suit in thu Court of Common l'ltas against the city. On the case heing brought to trial yesterday before Judge l.arremore Mr. Bleeder was the principal witness, he told how he le?t thirty pounds of flesh in prosecuting tnc work, and had subsequently sustained f.vi.ooo dam ages in his business through delay in being paid. He averred also that Mr. Palmer, such was the severity of the labor imposed upon them, came near dying before the work, which occupied three months, was completed. Mr. Dean. Assistant Corporation Counsel, moved to dis miss the complaint. He urged dismissal principally on the ground that the Commissioners of tho Sinking Fund did not have authority to order tho work to be done, Hlid tint there wa - no appropriation from which to pay the amount claimed. .lodge I.nrrcinoro confessed that It was a hard case. It was evident that the work should he paid for, hut the law wh-Oaa-, ana lie could And nothing In the statute* authorizing Its direction by the Commissioners of the sinking Fund. He, therefore, was compelled to grant Ibc motion, and dismiss the complaint. BUYING EEAL ESTATE, A 'Warning to Bidden at Rral Estate Auction Sales? Importance of Knowing What One la Baying Before Bidding. There was a trial yesterday in ono of tho branches of the Supremo Court, before Judge Davis, which should bo a timely warning to bidders at auction sales. In Feb ruary of last year a portion of the estate of the late Daniel Devlin was sold at auction. Mr. Muller officiating as Auctioneer. The property, which was in the neighbor hood of 137U? street and between the Bouijevsrd and Twcirth avenue, was divided, of course, Into city lots. On ono side of 137th street, however, In the roar of tho lota partitioned off. into tho dimensions of regular city lots wero gores, but each distinctly numbered. Tho auctioneer stated that these gores were to be bought in connection with the flouting lots. Mr. Simon I^e wy bid off lour ot the front lots, but rcJuscd to take the contiguous rear lots, pursuant to the previous explanation of tho auctioneer, which ho claimed not to have understood. The result was that the lots were resold, but brought $1,200 less than Mr. Lewy's bid. As Mr. Lew* refused to make good the loss, suit uas brought to compel htm to do so. At the trial, whl h, as already stated, occurred yes terday, tho evidence entirely substantiated the state ment given. Mr. John K. Devlin, who conducted the prosecution. In which he was assisted by Mr. W. C. Trull, in summing up the case, acquitted himself In his charac teristically energetic style. lie mado the ca?e so clear that, notwithstanding the forcible rejoinder of Mr. Con tine. the oppo?lng counsel. It required no charge of the Judge te foresee that U>f verdict weuld be fer the ex ?enters 0f the estate. the parties hrtaplng the mil*. The ifiHr 1 w"* ?'.?'?W M. the luil amount claimed, w,lr.? interc%c 'busqeess in the other courts. SLFhEIHE COURT? CliAMSEBS. Dectaions. By Judge Barrett , , , Fommers v?. Bmi? n Brport confirmed and Judg ment 01 divorce grained. . . In the Matter oi the Petition ot Prlacllla !? Clark at al? Order granted. . . . dathwaite vs. Uriand et at? Judge's charge correct aa anieuded. Ivison vs. Mason? Motion denied wlthoat costs. Jamison. Receiver. v*. UubUU? Motion dismissed. Ku|s vs. Hleyurt.? Motion granted. Lynch vs. deitand et al, ?Memorandum for oounsel. Slinncr vs. Valentine et al.? Take an order settling the interrogatories, Ac. In the Matter of the Receivership of Von Amsden Hie Company? Memorandum lor counsel. Laiuou vs. Jones et ai? Proof *f service Is defective. SUPERIOR COUBT? SPECIAL TERM. OecMioni. By Judge Sedgwick. Chatnherlaln ??. Roberta? Order granted. Brook way vs. Leviaon? Motion denied without costs. Thompson vs. Straus? Order of remittitur. J unlive va Laing ? buuie. CCUBT 6F CENTAL SESSION). A Broadway Pickpocket Sent to the Penitentiary. Before Recorder Hackctt Yesterday, in this Court, a young man named John Burk, was tried and found guilty of larceny frijin the per son. The prosecuting witness, Thouuis Morrissey, a resi dent of Rockaway, stated that he was in the city ou the 12tli of Uiis month; that about Ave o'clock in Uie alter, noon he was near tho TIkrald building on Broadway, when three or lour young men got around lilm, one oi whom put his liuud into liis pantaloons pocket and stole $7. OlHccr Lewis, who was near the Astor llou-e, swore that he ?aw the prisoner have his hand iu the pocket ol Morrlasey and arrested lifui ou the spot, but no money was Ibuail. The prUoner's explanation ol the atlair was that the comalairfiiut askeil him whero the Third avenue car was, and that he took hold of him by the coat to show him the way. This was not a .atinaetory solution ol the problem, lor the Jury promptly rendered n verdict of guilty, and the Recorder, with equal celerity, ordered him to bo Imprisoned In the Penitentiary for four ycurs. Grand Itarrenlca. John Ryan and William Kheplcy alias Charles Tavlor pleaded guilty to stealing clothing, valued at $43, on the 10th of April, ffom the sloop John O. l'erry, the property of James B. Qcdney. They were each Bent to the State Prison for Ave years. Louis ileiring, who was Jointly Indicted with Samuel Hniid lord, pleaded guilty to stealing $176 worth ot Jewelry from the dwelling house of Anua Hickey, 131 Hester street, on tho 16th of February. The s ntence imposed was tour years' imprisonment in the State Prison. John Nolan, who was charged with assauitlug John Punford ou tiie 2l'th of March, and stealing ninety centa from hiin while walkiug through Oliver stroet, pleaded guilty to petty larceny Iroai the person. Ldward Armstrong pleaded guilty to an attempt at petty larceny Irom the person, tno charge being that ou the Mil ot April the accused stole a pocketbook lroui Annie Beach, containing $?>, while riding on a Kixtn Avenue Railroad car. these prisoners were remanded for sentence, tho counsel stating that they would produce affidavits to show their previous good character. Another Car Pickpocket Convlctcd. John Oray, who was indicted for stealing a silver } watch, valued at (12, the property ol William Smith, while the latter was slandiag upon the platform of a cur iu Clinton street, wai found guilty and cent to tho State i'risou lor two years and six montli*. Petty Larceny. John McMahon was tried upon a charge of stealing, on tho 7th Inst , *42 from Mary Sheehan. at her apartments, S49 Lust 'thirtieth street. I ho Jury lulled to a^rce upon a verdict. By advice of counsel Sic Million pica led ;uilty to petty larceny, und lie was sent to the i'eiutcnuu.y lor six months. Acquittal*. William Robertson was indicted for a felonious a* fwultupon Hugh M e Phillips. It appeared that the par ties were fellow workmen at a tailor's beach, and that they disputed on the morning of tho 7th of September about a sheet of wadding, and while exchanging angry words Roberts stabbed Mcl'liililps iu the shoulder with a pair of shears. Tho accused showed to the satisfaction ol tho Jury that lie cut too couiplalnaul aecidcutaily, which resulted in Ilia acquittal. James Mackle, a clerk in the employ of Mllhank Brothers, brewers, win tried upon a charge ot embez zling iVt on the 20th of Murch, which he collected irom Cha. ies K. Cole, and which it was claimed was not ro turned to his employers. The defendant explained at length the in do iu wliicii he transacted busings lor bis employers, lite result ol which was that the Jury rendered a verdict ot not guilty. Al;agCil Rubbery? A Bisuj^rei nicnt. The last ease tried by tho jury was an Indictment for robbery preferred against Lawrence Casey, and tho tes timony to sustain it was only slightly circumstuntial. It appears that while Lawrence A. liulU uhach was in an eating saloon in Uiecckcr street, on the 17th of March, he was struck in the lace by an alleged notorious tiiivt lm mod Johnson with u number of alia and also in tho rear by some man. The complainant could riot posi tively swear that 1' was Casey who struck the blow from behind, hut he sal 1 l:e -aw him conversing with John on a short time bciorc thut, and he tuasey) was uear ut the time.lohn-on (.truck an I robhed lilm of $10. As the turv were iniuble to a ; rce and there wa* no likelihood of tiie r arreting, the Recorder discharged them t rum the further consideration of the ease. KAIiiNE COURT? ?A3T 3. A Boiul Transaction. Before Judge Ilowland. Jacob Fisehcr vs. Majrnus Gross.? This cas e efimo up for u second trial on Wednesday Inst, and continued through ibe greater part of yesterday. 1' la i miff's story j Is that In Aurust, 1866, the defendant elated to lilm that . he wanted to raise some uioncv, and offered to sell lilm certain securities, w hich he declined, an l that ho then I produced a $l,nuu buud of liuuiu Vista county, Iowa, pay- | aide in lour years, with ton percent interest, which ho j agreed to purchase for $775 on defendant's representa- j tion tliat it was as (too l an gold, and that he would hold himself responsible for the payment of both principal and j and interest; that the Interest not being paid when due, | he (plaintiff) wrote out to Iowa, but could tret no satisfac- | ! tion, and that Anally, ia an interview with defendant, he was informed that these bonus were an over issue, I au<l tliatdotendant offered to refund him !iis muw y with j ' Interest, which hs did to the amount of $635, but then j i stopped and refused to make lurtlier payments. It was notclslme 1. hmvever, on plaintiffs pnrt that the de'end- ; ant induced the purchase with a design to intentionally . defraud, hut a technical fraud was all >,ed in the mult tig ! oi repri'senfutkons which iie did not. know to he true Mr. | tiro**, on taking the witness stand, totally denied plain- t : tiff's statement as to the proposition to raise money, and i | test i tied that he laid no personal interest in l lie -oilo of the . bond wh itever, but being a> .ed by a geutlmnnn? a f'ol- ' onel Smeluer? who came favorably Introduced te him, ; I lor a recouiineadatloii to some party who dispose I of sueli bends, he sent him to Mr. Steierlela.u broker, through whom thi> plaintiff was obtained :is a purchaser, out plain till uot bciii,' uuiU- NiiUslicd wiihoul >eioc lur?li< r reference he wasscni to Mr. Gross, v, h > told lilm that he believed Colonel Suielizur to bean honorable gentleman and one who would not attempt to dispose of the bonds if they were not genuine, and that thereupon the purchase was made at fct>25, that amount less ten per cent broker age being handed to Mr. Gross and by him to Smeltzer; | and that no representations as to the goodness ot the j bonds were m.ide bv In ni (dross; except what lie nmv I | have reueated as having been said by Hmclt/.er and the | I Clerk of Kuena Vlsu rounty, who was also in New ; York at the time. Hut oh fin lint; that plaintiff j was unablr to collect his money, alter sending lilm | several times to Smeluer, he felt morally bound to return | him iIip principal sum Invested, somewhat on the laiih of ' his (Oioss i rccomuieudatiou of NmelWer, and did in ! various sums pay him back tho $ri2ft, which lie thought I was all that could be reuuired of him. Several otlier I witnesses were called, their testimony being principally I ! in confirmation af the evidence given bv the parties to I the action. The case was summed up lit consldi rahln length by counsel, and trie jury, alter ar. absence ot about an hour, rendered a verdict in jdaiulltrs favor for ?:.7ti'W, belli.' the dltferen ce between $i?> and $775, with Inter >st cab ulated lor the times of the various payment* on ac count TONICS POLICE COURT. Challiam Street Concert Saloon*? Cash's | Costly Champagnt-A United Mutes Marine the Victim? Judge Dowliug on the Situation. Before Judge Howling. The concert saloons in Chatham street and the Bowrrv have been frequently described In the paper*. Ilaidi Innumerable have been made tipen them and their vicious Inmates arrested, but still the.v flourish, and busi ness thrivoa in them with unabated vigor. Nearly every day strangers in the city? soldiers and seafaring nun, especially? are lured Into these dens, drugged, robbed and even murdered, and no one is the wiser. Occasion ally, when a case of this kind does come to light, It Is privately settled, the complainant tails to appear, and the guillv arctbus enabled to escape justice. on Monday night Francis Meyer, a marine, who liad returned ou the 12th in?t. from A TllllKK YKARS* CRtrtM in the Chinese and Japanese waters in the (Inlted ?falcs ship Colorado, entered the paloou 157 Chatham street. He had about one hundred and seventy dollars In hUpockefal on going in, having been paid off on tho Saturday pre vious. He took one drink at tho bar, when no was approached by one ot the sirens, she a-ked him to "treat her." at the same time introdm lng another or the female inmates, and the three went back into an apartment called " tho wineroom." According to _ Meyer'n statement they ita^ Inu sniit'noTTLi or rIiin* winn * ? *? | and another of champagne, of which ho himself pi r took sparingly, nud alter doing so remembers nothing more until about ten o'clock at night, when he feund hlm-clf iu a strange street, without a dollar. The next day ho culled at the Chatham street saloon nail saw the bar keeper, r rede rick Cash, who acknowledged having re ceived tbe money, but claimed that it had been spent by Meyer in the purchase of wine, he having ordered n? less than thirty-four bottles of tbe Chatham street brand, at riVK P01.I.A OS A bOTTI.R. The marine then went to tho Fourth precinct police station and made a complaint, and Detective Matthew Ftlzstinons was sent with bun to the place yesterday. The latter arrested Frederick Cash and the two girls, Emma and Amelia Smith. Yesterday ailornooli tho three worthies were brought before Judge Howling, at the Tombs i'olice Court, llis Honor listened attentively to the marine's story, questioned him closely and re ceived satisfactory answers. He then turned to Cash and said, "Did you know anything about this moneyr" Cash? Yes, 1 duke do money eter de bar vrom de girls ?or wine. Judge? How many bottles and how maoh a bottle f Cash? Thirty-four bottles, $5 do bottle. Judge (scntentiously i? Thirty-four bottles, $S a bottle, for concert saloon swill. There must be something wrong hero. Why. lielmonico den't charge $5 a Iwttlo for wine I Cash (indignantly)? Fife toilers is our regular preia. Judge Howling (turning to the marine)? you make an affidavit, and I will hold all three of the parties. Tbe Idea of such things being allowed within a stone's throw of tho station house I The marine muda the necessary affidavit, and rash and tlic two glrla were committed in default of $6, (Ml eeeh to answer. Ills Honor then directed an officer to take the marine to tb? barracks aud iuloria the oommunduat that unless he would prom I a? to produce h'm on Hie trial he would Ik committed to the ilouau of Uctculion. JEFFER5CN MARKlET POLICE COURT. An Attempt to Pot?oi?? Burglary? Receiv ing Stolen Goods. Two young men, named Charles Mathews and lleir; D. Brown, who stated that they belonged In Boston, were brought op at the Jefferson Market Folic* Court yester day, before J uMico Ledw ith, charged with an atlainpt to poison Daniel D. T red well, of 183 Ninth avenue. The lat ter testified that the primmer*, one of whom he wan ac quainted with, called upon him at his rusidence on Thurs day and asked him to go out with them. He conaeutud, unit tsuether they visited various drinking saloons. In one of them his attention wan attracted lor a inomtv.it br one ot the prisoners while the ether poured a 'portion of the contents of a rial Into a glu-s of ale he was about to drluk. lie observed that the alu was drugged, after drlnklns a por tion of it, and through the proprietor of the place the two men were arrested. The liquor, poured luto the glass, proved to be Dr. Browne's chlorodyne, a patent medicine, and a powerful anodyne. The prisoners were remanded tosivc an opportunity for a chemical analy sis, in order to ascertain Ine character ot it* ingredients. Miohacl McCiwmick, ol 261 West Twelith street, was charged with borglarr, in breaking into the distillery of Michael (ioruiond. 441 West Forty-first street, and carry lag away a quantity or brandy and other property to the ?alue ot 9UB. He was committed iu default of $2,000 ball to answer. James Murphy, of #0 Vandam street, was charged with breaking Into the premises 151 Varick street, occupied by Ellsha Wilcox, on the night of the 17th Instant, and steal ing a quantity of Ash anil ovsters valued at $50. lie was committed In default ot ?2,lhiu ball to answer. Peter Lynch, ot 91 Cherry street, was arraigned on the charge of receiving stolen property. The cotno-lainant, JuHus Berliner, testified tfiat one nenry Meyers stole from hlin eight pairs of shoes of the value of $20, and that he sola the sume to tha prisoner for $7. Dynch was committed lu default of 9600 bail to answer. BROOKLYN C0UBT3. CITY COURT? TRIAL TERM. A Tempest In a Teapot? A Verdict ot Six Cents Damages. Before Judge McCue. C. M. Tremalne and H. W. Buttle belonged to an ama teur theatrical organization called the Amaranth Club' Boine one used Butlle's card, without his kuowlcdge, to recommend a party for membership, and at a meeting of the society Battle alluded to the matter. After the meet ing Tremalne and Buttle met, and the latter denounced the former as a liar aud a torger. This is Trcmalno's ver sion of the story, as reiatod in the City Court yesterday, during tho trial ot his suit for $5,1*10 damages for slutidor. Huttle's storv was that he remarked, us Trcmtilue Baited him, "There goos some niie who knows some llng about it." Tremaine replied with "What's that you say?" Said Buttle, "If you wrote that on my card, attached to thorn: ainutcur organizations, which, he said, were but very small affairs to tho outside world. They were supposed to be lor the promotion of amusement and social good feeling, but they often degenerated Into cat-fights and small bickerings, and this society was no

exception to the general rule. The jury gavo Treuiulno a verdict of six cents. COURT OF SESSIONS. The Notorious Criminal Norton Sent to the State Prlnan for Twenty Years. Belore Judge Moore. Fdward Norton, one of tire most noted and desperate criminals of the age, was arraigned In tlie Court of (ses sions yesterday morning, and pleaded gnilty te an indict munt for burglary. There were nine other indictments of a similar character against him. Norton's career has been u remarkable one. Beginning his course of lawless ness in his youth, his first great exploit was robbery and arson In Now Jersey. An old lady who resided In tho house that was 1 urned died (Yom the effects of injuries received during tho fire. Ho was fhen about twenty years of ge. Uo was arrested and sent to the Mute Prison at Trenton for the term of twenty years. WHIMS COHVUtKO IN rotSOM he engaged In a revolt with some oilier convicts and was shot. During a subsequent revolt, however, he aided the prison ofllecrs, and after that conducted himself very quietly. When he had served about fourteen >oarsof h.s let in he was pardoned, principally through the etl'orts of u Mr. i'ope, who was then chairman of the otate Prison Committee ol the New Jersey Assembly. Nor' i n prom ised to reform, and Mr. I'ope gave him" some money io start out in a better itle with. I lie scoundrel, however, pursued a very Uitrerent course than lie had promt cd. I and one o< the first outrages he coin mi i ted was to join 1 with tw o or throe others and break into tlie hou e oi Mr. Pope, his hi ni iactor, near i'utcraon. i he uung uugged and bound Mrs. Pope, Mil JvKU MR, I'OI'f IN A CI.OSKT, and then robbed the house of about six thousand dollars In bouds and money. Norton escaped and was ulier waris concerned 1u other robberies iu New Jrr-ey. Finally that State bccirno too hot tor him and he left, lie appears to have "worked" very quietly in and around Brooklyn after tlut: but one night alu nt two months atfo lie was caught in the act of entering a house iu Marcy avenue. Tho credit of the arrest is alone die to private watchman Buchanan, who discovered liltn prowling around the vicinity that night mid followed luui uulil he caught liiui lire tiling into the liou.se. TBK Al.ltKHl <i K NORTON led to the recovery of about one thousand dollars' worlli ol property, the proceeds ol' other burglaries, tor which lie whs indi .teil. While he was in tlio Itroeklyn mil Mr. Pope, w ho had read of his arreel In the lli-.iiALn. came over to Brooklyn and had an inler> !? w with litrn. Norton ('.enicd be.ug couoerned In the robbery at Mr. Pope's bono, ami hogged that that gentleman Would not take any action against him. as "ho already hud us touch us he cuiild bear tor the rest of his life." Judge Moore yesterday sentenced Norton to the >ta!o ' Prison for the term ot twenty years. Ho mcclvni his sentence with indifference. Uui-(laiy_irraii;timeiitfl, Theodore I'crgiisoh pli ad guilty to burglary iu ilic third degree, ami -ludge Moore sentenced him to the 1 Vnlteu tiury lor four years and six moiu'is. A large number of prisoners were arraigned and days assigned lor their trials. Tlie Court then udjourned. THE BROOKLYN SCANDAL. 8 tilt Against Henry C. Bowcn for 9100,000 liaiuagei. The publication In Ilenry 0, Bowcn's paper of certain statements touching Mr. Thomas W. Field, Superintend ent of the Brooklyn public scnools, nnd referring to tbo meeting bvlwoen Mrs. Field and Urn. Thomas Kin-clla, nt a Coney Island road hotel, had been regarded by Mr. Field n? a gross libel on his character, slid lie ha- there fore instltnted an action aKuinst Mr. Bowen Tor $lun,0uu damages. i'lie complaint in the case ban been tiled in tlio City Court ot Brooklyn, and the main point* embod ied in It nre as follow* That on the loth day of lprll, 187S, the defendant was ( the proprietor, publisher mid editor <>l the Brooklyn ! daily Unit m, u newspaper published In tbc city ol Brook- i ly 11. having a )ar?o circulation therein. Hint the plalntlil is, tin-l lor a long time hss been, a resident ot the said city ot liiooklyu, having held til ?uid . city positions of honor anil trust. 1 hat on the day 01 March, 1^7 1, the plaintiff wns I duly elected to the office of Superintendent ol l'uhlic 1 Sell ools of iho city ot l.rookl^ n by a maiorlty ol the "tes 1 ot the Hoard ot Education ot the suitl city, and that he 1* now, and lias sincc been, Superintendent oi l'uhlic I tehools ; that Ills duties as superintendent nre to visit uiid supervise tin- public schools oi suid city, tu examine the teachers ol said schools nnd certify to their qualifications, and to make an annual rer on to the I Jon rd ot Iduea tlen, nnd such other reports to the Beard as shall be de mandod. That the plaintiff Is a married man and was married an and a long lime prior to the date of I1I.1 election as Mip< r- I intendent ot til? Public Schools of said city, and always has lived and now lives with his said wilo. That bi- wile's naa.c Is Field. ? 'Hint one ihoiuas Kmsella, editor ef the Brooklm | was at the time aloresaid a member ot the Board ot i Kdueation at the city of Brooklyn and a resident of eutd city. fnat, as the plaintiff is lnlormed anil believes, the said Ktnsella. believing the plaintiff to be a fit and proper per son to he eluded and hold the office ol Superintendent of 1'ublic Schools ol said city, voted for the plaintiff lor said office, and that bis taid voto lor the plaintiff 'und what ever inlfui ii' c he used In favor of 1 li?- i liti ri'itl v. - re based upon tlio pliilutitl's fitness tor said po-ition or office. Mint the defendant, well knowing the premises, on the raid 16th day or April. 1S73, malic. ously wrote, prepared and published concerning the pluiutitl 111 -aid in w paper, called the Brooklyn Haiti/ Union, nt tlio city of llrouM.) n, the false and defamatory matter following, vl/.. "Poor Tom Field! (meaning the plaintiff.) And vou, tool meaning the Dlaintill) the superintendent ot the Public Schools! Yen, poor fellow (meaning the plalntlil > were appointed to your position by Klnsella. What a price you (meaning the plaintiff) paid for \ our honors and emoluments! We pity you" (meaning t lie plaintiff). That the defendant, said Henry C. Bowen, wi, kedly and maliciously wrote and published said article Id hii d newspaper, with Intent to charge this pialntiii with having been elected to the position of superintendent ol Public Schools In a shameful and dishonorable manner, through the Influence of the said Kmsella, a member of thf Board of Kdueation as afoicsai I, nnd with intent to charge that the plalntlil 'had permitted and connived to a wicked, unlawful and criminal intimacy betw een the sal I Klnsella and the wife of the plaintiff, to obtain the vote and influence oi the snld klnsella tor the position of Superintendent of Public School-, nnd that he did obtain th>- position ot Superintendent of 1'ublic schools hy per mining such criminal latinmcy between hU wife and tlio said Kinsella. That by reason of the premises the plaintiff has been injured iu Uie reuuuUou uu^ grcdit to his damage fi(K).UW? .* _, ..1 (i The complaint was served last evening ? ..... It is understood that Mrs. Field also Intends to TirTTlff S suit atralnst Mr. Bowcn for alleged libellous statements concerning her, which were made 111 the bauie b uc ef Bywcii s paper. - -t UNITED STATES SUPREME COTTRT. WASHiMOTOtf, April 17, 1S7S. No. 83. Davis, Governor, and Kncehler, Commissioner of the General Land Office of Texas, vs. <lray, Receiver of the MemphU, El Paso and Pacific Railroad Company Appeal from the Circuit Court for llie Western District of Teias.? This bill was filed by the receiver of the railroad to restrain the 8tat? officers from granting patents to cer tain sections of the public lands of the State In violation of a graut made to the road by an act of the Legislature of the provisional State in 1806, tho officers taking the view that the law making the grant was void, because the act of the provisional Legislature, and also Insisting that It had been' repealed by the new constitu tion ot the State. The judgment was lor the road on demurrer, and the case came hero, the State officers contending that the bill should have been dismissed lie cause the State wan* the real defendant anil the Court was, therefore, without jurisdiction; and It was Insisted that, by the decision below, the Federal Court has Inter fered to control the action ol the State public officer hav line in charge the disposition ot the pnhlle lauds. It Is here held. In substance, that all the property of the road having been brought within the jurisdiction of the Court by the suit in which the receiver was appointed, it had power and Jurisdiction to restrain any and all persons trotn d ing acta which would inflict ir reparable injury npon It; and that by vir tue of Its jurisdiction it had Bower and it wai iu duty to devfrmiue whether the acts threatened to ho (?one by the State nffleer* were net" th"v were law llitl.t tlupovi'Nil to rlo, ?r were ilW uul and wrousiul aen, done under color of S lute laws, l.ui wli limit vnliil power or right, and li the latter was a.tri ruined to be i lie fact It had newer to restrain thue acts. it i* then held that tlie grant lo the ruatl in a c niruet bciwccu itmid the Mate, made by eunpetent authority, which cannot lie repealed, und that the act* ?l tlie state otllcers com plained of were unauthorized, anil not within their official discretion, and were, ihcrclore, within the re KtralnlnR power or the Court. The decreets affirmed. Mr. Justice Swavne dellTered the opinion of the Court. Mr. .lusticc Davis read a dissenting opinion. In whien the Chlei Justice eoncurred, holding thattne lilll should have heen dlmnlrWd, because the cult was in reality against the State, and asserting that by the decision the State is deprived of the power to dispose In Its own way of Its public lauds. No. 202. Lyon et al. vs. Brown et al.? Error to the Cir cuit Court for the Middle district of Alabama.? This was a libel to confirm and tost the title to the Bibb County Iron Work.* and Rolling Mills, formerly the property of the Confederate states, in Lyon et al. as purchasers from the government nnder proceedings In con tlwatlen Brown et al., exhibiting pardoss, claimed a* original owners, allowing that the property was ?old to the (.oafederatu State* under dure*. and that It was not used in Uie Interest ot the rebellion with their' con sent ihe Court below tliimiiflited the "Ibel, but went on to determine the rlglitu raised by It, ami decided that tlrown and his associates were entitle! to the property and adjusted their cuntiictiny claims It is now held, subs'aulially, that the Court was without jurisdiction, the property having already been vested In the United states by capture Iroin the t'oaiediratoH, and there being no seizure nor subject oi se tsars, and that the title passed to the purchasers by the goveramunt sale is vnlld. De cree reversed. with dtrrction to dismiss the whole ease. Mr. Justice Clifford delivered the opinion. SUPREME COURT CALENDAR, Rooukstkr, N. Y., April 17, 1873. . The following Is the (leneral Term calendar for Friday. Aliril IS:? No*. 1,17, 131, 141, HA Hti, 1UM, ll'J, Ul, 125, 147 mi, m, a*, in. ' THE USURY LAWS. Important Presentment by the Grand Jury? A Committee Went to Albany to Recommcnd the Repeal of tUe Usury Laws. YcBterday afternoon the Grand Jury of the General Sessions came into Court and submitted the following Important presentment. It was not read in Court : but late In the afternoon a repre sentative of the Herald learned that something Important had transpired, and by the courtesy of the Clerk he was enabled to copy it The Qrand Inquest, nnder tiio special charge of His Honor Recorder Hackett. on the subject of usury and the supposed locking up of money in this city, have carefully examined a large number of bankers, brokers and parties engaged in financial matters, aud have lailed to trace the reason lor tlie present strlnaency in the money market to a so-called lock-up of money or to any special cause. Had any lurtlier proof been wanting of the utter impossibility of enlorcing a compliance with tlio usury laws iu this city during a scarcity of money. It lias been lound lu our pro ceedings since we were culled together. The ab surdity ol tlie law und its unpopularity since it has been abolished in the neighboring States is so great that not a man can be found who wilt aid the authorities lu discovering the iniractors ol it. Nothing can be more demoralizing than to have on the statute book ol the State laws which ure disregarded by men of undoubted integrity and slamilng in the community. Any person acquainted with the practical effects of usury laws on the price of money at monetary centres cannot but see that the enormous rates which have been so long puiU in this city are duo almost entirely to the existence of such laws. in no other part of the world are such high rates known, and nothing hut the great prosperity of tl.e country has enabled the financial community to stand up so long under tliem. Tlie b til to has grant e, si special charters to several corporal ions, such us warehouse companies, Ac., umitoii'/.l'ig them to take commissions over and above legal interest on their louns of money, thus legalizing in special cases the very tiling tlio usury laws were intended to prevent. it is perfectly well understood that the enormous rates paid by the wtock speculators have had the j effect et drawing the capital of tlio city ir"hiits ! ordinary or legitimate channels, thus shutting off I the merchant and trader from the possibility of obtaining money at moderate rates ol interest sucli as an ordinary business can stand. For these reasons und many ?titers which mlcrht | be mentioned touching the best interests of this ) citv and the state, this Grand Jury horetiy recom I mend to the Leglslatureol the Hate the immediate repeal of the usury laws, or such a modification of I them, fo far as they relate to the city and county of New York, as will permit money to come here t from other places and countries and be employed legally, equalizing the rate ol lnteicst with other great monetary centres. Morris K. Jes^tp, Thomas Woodward, Samuel Wctmore, Isaac 11. Heed, John lsabcock, lAert A. Duyckinck, James Taylor, Alircd V. U'dman, W. 1). Waddmg'on, W ILLIAM IIAUIRSHAW, Foreman. Ltrcirs S. Comstock, Sc rotary. On and Jury Rooms. April 17, 1873. The following gentlemen were appointed a com i mlttce to proceed to Albany and present the report j to the Governor, and request him to send it to tlio [ I .egislature und ask Its enactment:? Isaac 11. Uee<i, ?Woi ris k. Jee-Hip aad Lucius S. C'ouisUuk. Richard TT. father, Joseph Welirle, Al; red M. sparks, Charles B. Cornell, William Adams, Jr., William Kemp, liOander i.ih k, Robert CampbelL THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE. Meeting to Consider llif Mean* of Opening llic Harlem ltlver and Sjmij tcn Uayvll ?'re?-ic. A special meeting of I he Chamber of Commerce was held yesterdny afternoon to bear the report of Coinmlt (oo No. 8, on Cnnata, in reference to the opening of the Spuyten Duyvil Creek and the Harlem l iver. They were oul.v ablo to report progre-s, lor the reasons pet forth in the subjoined report. The matter wus referred ba?k to the committee, with power. Committee No. 8, to whom was referred the preamble and resolutions in retercuco to tho Improvement of the Iiarlem Klver, beg leave to report as lollows:? The committee have tried la vain to (jot a copy of the tdii referred to un pending in the Legislature, und tuoro fore are nimble as yet to report on Its provisions. They also find tliat lull powers to Improve (lie Harlem River have bet n given to the Commissioner* of Public I'arks; tiiui bulkhead lines have lieeii a^reeil an<l other pre. limmary steps taken. They further tlnrt that during the administration of the ring a private charter for the im provement of tho llnrletn River waa granted, anil that there is danger that any leglslatloa or expenditure with out the previous repeal ot that charter might accrue simply to ihe Uc tiertt of the compuny in question. Under these elrcnnistances, In view ol the a'iseaoo of the proper information and the urgent necessity of having the whole matt?r carelully examined In lore the Chamber art on the name, and also of the laet that it Is too lafe in the present session o. the Legislature to secure proper aetlon, tho committee l>eg leave to a^k thit the considera tion of tlio matter be postponed that tlioy have further time to report. JOHN TAYLOR JOnNdTOX, Chairman. Aprii. 15, 1H73. THE REMOVAL OF COLLECTOR TREADWELL I ricgulu titles in llic ,\rw Vork Revenue Ulnlrlrln. In yesterday's ITKRjii.n, under the head of the Washing- I ton despatches, appenrcd a statement relating to a heavy defalcation In the Second district of this city, aad which also contained a reflection upon the Supervisor of New Vork, who authorizes the publication ol tlio following tacts as they actually exist:? It appears that ( oiumiiwli.niT Pott is* s nt an agent to the Second district to examlno into some of tbc ac counts of tho defaulting collector, Jorhua Bailey. From some Indications observed by this agent dining the tivo weeks he spent In the ex amination of the books in the o.tlce of Collector Treadwell, he was led to n:?pect that tho uncollected taxes held as < ollei table on lists from three to nine mt>nths old should be immediately paid in. On requir ing this to be ^lonr the Collector and tr.s deputies Uid, with groat speed, gather in, or, at least, pay in some lorty -live thousand dollars within two dav.s. The list of the?e payment . was copie I by the Department clcrka making the examination in Tread well's ofllce and taken to Wa-lilngton. This list was immediu ely referred to Supervisor Hawley tor Investigation, and it was found thnt at out twenty eight thousand dol lars of the amount had been actually paid Uy the respective taxpayers during a period of troia ihrce to nine months ago. Ttie Supervisor reported these facta imanodiately in all their details by let'er and in person to the t'oimnts iioncr ol Internal Revenue, ami upon this re. port prompt and decided action was at oacc taken, and tho removal ol Collector T'ondwell followed. supervisor llawley uiu?t reieive the creditor handling th's case In un energetic manner, and la lully sustained by the depart ment. In every respect. Mr. Ha wlcr states that there lg not one oase of uncol lected taxes which is chiHrgcable to any collector outside of the Second district to th ? amount oi (800 in any ol the districts of the Stale ot isew Vork, the limits ol" which cuibrace tola territory. INEBRIATE. He Takea Strychnine. At a late hour on Wednesday night Charles Rooming a Oerman, twenty-nine years of ago, who had b^tn drinking to excess, swallowed Ave grains of strychnine, with suicidal Intent, as ho had repeatedly expressed* wish to die. Two or three physicians were called and administered antidotes, but they could not neatfalize the effects of the poison, and death ensued at one o'clock yesterday morning, at his boarding house. No. 30 Catha rine street. Previous ta . his death Rooming was reqansted to tell %hero he procured the poison, hut this he peremptorily refused to do. Coroner Young was notified to hold sn Inquest. Do.ceaaed was a druggist, aad till quite recently had been employed in the Manhattan College, Fifth street. I<oss of business hi'd inadc him very despondent. Koornlng had ao rela tives in New Vork, but had friends In San Francisco. Ill* remains were sent to the Morgue. MARRIAGES AND DEATHS. Married. Born? SrK/unirr.? On Wednesday, April 16, at St. liarUtoioiuew'a church, by the Kev. Stephen II. Tyni;, Jr., D. D., attainted by the Kev. Hamuel Cook, 1). D., William A. BoYn to MIhh adklink T. KrKAionT, daughter of the late James B. Hpealffht, E?q. Bowman? Martin.? In Brooklyn, on Wednesday, April io, at the reaiaeace ?i tuc brld?'a parent#, Uj the Rev. Dr. Boryea, Albert IT. Bowman to Jnrsjt, daughter of Samuel Martin, i sq. No cards. Ukiuiiam ? liECKKit. ? At Trinity chapel, otr Thar?? day, April 17, 1873, by lUniit itev. Horatio Potter, I.L.D., ArtuurL. I'Kiiiii am of Itrldsreoort, Conn., to Louise 0., youngest uaugnter oi Hon. John Hecker, or this city. Cla uk ? (JArfiHRAM.? On Wednesday, April in, I j Rev. Illicit Klaltery, of St. Tere>a's chnrch, Henri 8. Clakk, of Springfield, Ma'-s., to Maktua Gauoio ran, of this city. Cook? C'hatklmkh.? On Wednesaay, April 10, 1R7:?. at Trinity chapel, New York, by the ifev. Mr. W. F. Morgan, Kdwaiid N. Cook to Ella. F. dau^ti, terol Mr. Joseph ChateMer, all or this city. GitAY? Finn.? In New York, on Tu S'lay, April IS, by the Uev. Dr. McGlinn, of St. Stephens, l?r. La N DON Carter Gray, or New York, to Miss Mac* oik E., daughter or the late Stephen Finn, at Petersburg, Va. NEsairr? McNamee.? On Tuesday, April 16, by the Kcv. Howard Crosby, l>. 1>.. at the Fourth ave nne Presbyterian church, Daniel A. Nkhbiit to Maky L. McNamee. daughter of the late Theodora McNameo, both of this city. Pkirck? Horton.? On Thursday, April 17, at the residence ot the bride's parents, by tue Rev. T. H. Sill, Loina L. Prirok to Guly E., daughter oi Luther Horton. No canla. Walkkr? Bowman.? On Thursday, April 17, bj the Kcv. John Cotton Smith, t). 1)., Thomas Gkokuh Walkkr to Louisa J. Bowman, daughter ot the lata Charles D. Boirman, Bag., of Oxford, Moss. Bled, Anderson. ? Samuel Edward Anderson, aged 4 years. Funni at to take place on Friday, April IS, at ons P. M., rrom the restdonce or his parent, 010 Fast Seventeenth street. Frlenus aud members or the family aro i espoctlmllv Invited to attend. Batiiukst.? On Tuesday, April 15, Saraii Tnor.N ton Batiiukst, wl o of Thomas Bathurst, in tuo 47 tli year or her age. Funeral will take place, rrom her late residence, 47 Jane street, on Friday, the 18th tnst., at Ivilt rast one P. M. Friends of the iatmly are invited to atteud, Bellamy.? On Wednesday. April 18, after a short illness, Kli.kn j., wile of William H. Pr.Uamy and daughter of Henry 8. and Augusta Mitchell. Notice of funeral in to-morrow's Herald. , Byrnes.? On Tuesday, April 15, Mra. RosettI Byrnes, aged 59 years. Relatives and trlends are respectfully invited to atteud the funeral, from her lato residence, 310 West Fjjteeuth street, tins (Friday) aitcrnoon, at hau-past one. " Campbell.? On Wednesday, April lfl, after a severe illness, Cathekive, beloved wife of Alex ander Campbell, a native of Edinburgh, Scotland, In the 44th year of her age. Relatives and friends are respectfully Invited to attend the luneral, this (Friday) alternuon, at two o'clock, from her late residence, 883 ElghtQ avenue. ? Edinburgh and Calthnes?hlre papers please cony. CakoliN? At his residence, ta East Twe fti street, Dinks Cakolin, in the 74th year of ins age. Notice of funeral hereafter. Cahsin.? On Thursday, April 17, John J., sou of Denis Casstn, aged 24 years. The triends of his uncle, Timothy fassln, and o( the family, are rcspectlully invited to attend tha funeral, from 37 Monroe street, on Sunday, April au, at one o'clock. Dkiscoll.? On Wednesday. April 10, at 313 Weil Forty-second street, at half-past nine o'clock A. 11., Mary Ann Dkiscoll, of consumption. Eishaijs. ? On Tuesday, April 15, 1873, John W. Einhais, aged 02 years. Relatives and friends of the family arc respect fully Invited to attend the funeral, from his lata residence, 111 South Fourth street, Brooklyu, E. D., on Friday, April is. 1873. at' two P. M. Farkkll.? On Tuesday. April 15, Francis J., tlie beloved husband of Julia l'arrell, aged 38 years* The rolntlves and friends ot the family, also tha friends oi his broth r. John, are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, on Friday, April is, from hU laic residence, Eighth avenue aud Ninetj-seventta street, at one o'clock P. M. Goouknoi'uh.? At llariem, on Thursday, April 1T, Samuel Goodkkoi'ch, formerly of Mlddietown, N. J., In the f- 5 1 li j ear of Ills a,\e. The relatives and friends, also those of his srn. Samuel 1!. Goodenongh, and liiasou-in-law, Thorn in B. Tappen, are invited to auen I his funeral, at tii<? Second avenue Methodist Episcopal church, earner ! of liotli street, on fiuuday, tho -otli lust., at half-* past ten A. M. IIannky. ? in Brooklyn, on Wednesday, April tfl, Laiiia, tt*ro of W.ilto: tinnney, eldest dan tor of Cap 'in Ambrose Pendleton, a e l 25 years. Relatives <ind is of tli ? famllv are respect full/ invited to attend the funeral, a' the r 'sideti'-o ot her lather, i'S Wu.iUing'oii street, Brooklyu, Fil dav, TRlli 1: stout., at two o'clock. - I'ockland (Me.) papers pious" copy. Iloi i?i;a. ? On T.iursday, April 17, 1S73, at Nann^t, Rockl rid count ., N. Y., amjkhw Hoitkr, in t,.o o il.li year of his ner". Relatives and Iriends are invited to attend' t'ifl Iuik r.il services at th Spring Valley Re ormeil church, on Saturday, April l'J, at ono o'clock P. without, further not ce. Houan.? On Thursday. At r.l 17, 1*73, Thomas M. Hoban, son of Tho'.na ati.i Ann lleban, a native of Oastlebar, county Mayo, Ireland, aged 22 yearj, 9 j inontus and 22 davs. His friends and acquaintances and those of MS 1 patents are respectfully inv tel to attt>nd Ills . tnneraL The rtmiinivM bo takm from l residence, U>s Broadway, on Smit'ay niornlnx, \'.ril | 20, to St. Andrew's church, where there wl'i tie it | reqlttem high mass for the repos ' of his <omI, and from thouei! the tnueral will t ike place nt h ilf-past : clevt-n A. M. nn<i jweceed to alvary Cemetery. | Castlenar paper please cony. Hchd.? On Tuesday, April 15, Christin\ Ac.sf.1, onl cldld of Ebcnc;:t r and Jenny A. II. Hin d. Relatives and friends nr.' mpie^t d to attend t'!? funeral, on Friday, fit* i?Wi Inst., at eleven o' <. A. M.. from tho re id 'nc ) of h. r gr.mdli>t?<rr, r ar son S. Ilalstoad, northwest corner of SeveaUctU stre< t and t.exlugtou avenue. 1 1 lti: ii i n ?> ? on Wedne *lav. A' rll 7fl. Fnwi*vn J., in ant s n of Edmund J. aud I u y S. Hutciuu-s, aared is months. ih miieral vrlli t'ike pla'e on .Sunday afternoon, 1 at two o'clock, from th" residence of Its parents, 1 , 2,144 Third avenue, corner U7(ti street. Junks.? on i uesd iy, April IB, at the few York In stitution for the Deal' and Dumb, Anthony Jus ks, M .1 f2. ! Ftinernl services will bn held In the chapel of tlia : In iltntl in, on Friday, April is. nt 1 : M. Virginia ami Western Now York papers ploaso ; copy. Jonts.? On Thursdar, April 17. Oeorge II. Jo - rs, I aped 50 years, 7 months and 'J day a. i Relatives ond friends arc rospectfhlly Invite 1 ti attend the funeral, from IjIm late pwid nee, i : J j Kant Seventy-seventh street, ou Saturday, April : lu, ;it twelve o't lock. Johnson.? At Wept ftrlnrhton. on Thursday. A rwll j 17. .Iahut A. Johnson ii. red :H) years and 2 days. ! Ills relatives and friends nr." rjspectfullv invited to attend the funeral, at two o'clock, from Trinity Met! odist Episcopal etinrc i, Went Brighton, I. Kkm.t.? On Wednesday. April is, is7i, <;eoh'itb J., luiant son of Martin and Mary K. Kelly, age I I | year and 2s da vs. I Tbo relatives and friends, nnd those o' his nnelfl, Martin 3. Hogan, ar? renoectfully Invited toatt' 1 the fnneral, on Friday, the lith Inst., at on a o'clock, from tho residence of his parents, 23 I UP t'fker street. Lawrknck.? Mary Eii/Awrrrr, wife of A. n. Law j rence, ag"d -.'8 years, 3 months and M days. The members and friends of the l.tiniiv. ul<o tlia members of the second Reformed Presbyterian church, !irr> respectfully Invited to attend tii" f uti-* ral, from her late residence, 437 West Fiity-flist street, this (Friday) afternoon, at I:aJf-pasi. tweiva o'clock. Littl<?.? On Wednesday. April 16, of prummoiia, after a short lilies*, Mr. .'oun Muhton Little, aged 34 ye;;rs._ His relatives and friends, a'so the Caledonian Association, ?re respectfully invited to attend tlia Inn nil. on Saturday, the 19th inst., at half-past one o'clock P. M., from 355 West Fftrtv-flrst street. Mai.onkv.? On Wednesday, April 18, Johanna, wile of Thomas Malouey, and daughter of the lata Denis Qulnlan, aged 40 years. The relatives and friends of the family, and thosa of tier brother, Mnrtln i^ulnlan, ate respectiinlv in vited to attend the luneral, from 347 West Forty third St., this (Friday) alternoon, at half-past ono O'clock. Mourns.? At floboken, N. J., on Wednesday even ing. April 16, Jou.n S. Muk His, aged 01 years and 14 months. The relatives and friends of the family are re spectfully Invited to attend the funeral, this (Fri day) alternoon. from the Methodist Episcopal cliiirch, at one o'clock, Washington street, between Sixth und Seventh streets. The remains will be taken to Keyport, N. J., for Interment. McKNKiHT.? On Thursday. April 17, JonN Mc Kniout, In the ft2d year of his age. The funeral will take place from his late residence^ 606 West Thirteenth street, on Saturday, April 10, at one o'clock. Ralph.? In Red Rank, on Monday, April 14, of ?neutn*!ila, Livr Ralph, widow of Joseph Ralph, [. I)., in the 84th year of her age. The remains win be taken to Greenwood for In terment. Funeral services by the Rev. W. N. Bunnell. California papers please copy. ? Rtiwr.? In Jersey City, ftlf Thnrsdaf, April 1 1, Nki.lik, daughter Of David and Cassie (MarkUam) Rowe. - fto?t,<e of fnneral hereafter. Smith.? On Wednesday, April lfl, Caroline M., relict of James Smith and daughter of the lati* William Oerard. Funeral services at her late residence, 104 Fast Twenty-fourth street, on Frldav, 18th Inst., at half past ten A. M. Snrdeker.? On Wednesday evening, April 18. at her residence, '?Rosevale," Trojr, N. Y., Martha Akin, wife or Joseph Snedeker. Funeral on Sunday afternoon, at one o'clock. Relatives and friends arc luvited to attend without further notice. SPAP*fl.? On Thnrsday, April 17, of consumption, Cbarlks J. Sparks, eldest son of Cornelia and tha late Jonas Sparks, aged 32 years, 6 months and l\ days. Notice of fhneral hereafter. ? Swek.nky.? on Wednesday. April 18, Brttkjkt, bo* loved wife of Michael Sweeney, aged 47 years. The relatives and friends of the family are re spectfully Invited to attend the funeral, from her late reslderce, tH> Mulberry street, on Friday after* noon. April 18, at half-past one o'clock. The rc? mains will be taken to Calvary Cemetery for Inter* ment. Van ANTWKRr.? On Tuesday, April 15, L?wi3 Van Antwerp, aged 79 years. The friends of tho lainllv are Invited to attend the funeral services, on Friday, isth Inst., at tnrea o'clock P. M., from his late residence, Mi t'aclllq street, near Fourth avenue, Brooklyn.

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