Newspaper of The New York Herald, April 26, 1873, Page 5

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated April 26, 1873 Page 5
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THE COURTS Tho Murder of Count Bianco. The Caie of Carl ?ogt ? Able Review of Our Extradition Laws? Important Deci sion by Judge Blatcbford. THE PITTSBURG BANS BOBBERY. A Habeas Corpus Writ Sued For in Be half of the Accused? A Conflict Between State Authorities Scene in Court. BUSINESS IN THE OTHER COURTS.! The Samuel Laird Estate Controversy? Liabili ties of Married Women for Debt? Action . Upon a Reversionary Interest? False Imprisonment Suit? Business in the General Sessions. Yesterday, In the United States Circuit Court, the jury in the case of J. Chopin vs. ex-Collector 8m j the, returned their verdict. It was an action to recover, with interest, $6,076 40 in gold, paid as duty, under protest, on a quantity or imported velvet ribbons. Tie jury touud a verdict for the plaintiff for that amount, and for $2,639 04 in terest. in the United States Circuit Court yesterday fndge match lord rendered his decision in the ease ?I Carl Vogt, a Prussian, accused of having com mitted the crimes of murder, robbery and arson at Brussels, iieigium. The case came be fore the Court on writs of habeas corpus and certiorari to discharge the prisoner, on the ground that Prussia has no right under the treaty to demand his extradition, be cause the odcnce was not committed within the territory of Prussia. The Judge takes the opposite view and remands the accused to await the result ef the examination into the facts of the crime as alleged against the prisoner, belore Commissioner Wnite. There was quite an exoitlng scene yesterday growing out of a conflict or authority between two deputy keepers of the City Prison and two deputy sheriffs as to whicli should have the custody of John C. Hampton, the young man arrested ?n a charge of being implicated in the late robbery of the .Safe Deposit Company of Pittsburg, and taken belore Judge Barrett, at the Supreme Court, Cham bers, on a writ of habeas corpus. A iull report will be found elsewhere. Considerable time was occupied yesterday in the Supreme Court, Chambers, before Judge Darrett, in reargument of u motion brought in a suit of Earle A Salstontall, brokers, vs. George 8. Scott and others, to compel them to show an alleged agreement upon which a pool in Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad stock is said to have been gotten up two years ago. It will be re membered that Judge Fauclier denied a similar motion a few weeks ago, but with leave to renew the same. In the reargument the previous ground was gone over, and at its close Judge Barrett teok the papers, reserving his decision. THE BELGIAN MURDER. Extradition of Carl Vogt? Important Decision by Jmlge Blntchtord? The Kltftit of Prussia Maintained to De mand the Extradition of a Prussian Subject for a Crime Committed Beyond Its Territorial Jurisdiction. Yesterday Judge Blatchford rendered his de elRion in the United States Circuit Court on the writs of habeas corpus and certiorari which had been sued out by Carl Vogt, a Prussian subject, who is charged with having committed the crime of murder at Brussels, Belgium, %nd for whose extradition for trial in Prussia a de mand has been made upon the government of the United States by the authorities of the German Empire. It may be noted that there is no treaty of extradition between the United States and Bel glum. Judge Blatchford's decision in the case has been looked for with considerable interest, and It will be seen from the subjoined report that it is ad verse to the prisoner on a point of international law never belore adjudicated upon In this coun try:? THE DECISION. Judge Blatchford comineuccd his observations by Mat ing that the habeas corpus and certiorari In the mutter of Joseph Stupp, alias t'arl Vogt, presented questions which, a* far as no was aware, nad Revcr been adjudicated upon In the United States, nor, so tar as lie was Informed, in any of the countries with w ti ic '* the I'nited States had treaties ol' extradition, or treaty conventions. There were many treaUos he tween the United States Hnd foreign countries contain ing the same provisions, and between Dreat Britain and other countries in Europe containing the same language ; but, so far as his experience extended and the information of counsel went, no case involving an adjudication of the present question had ever arisen belore. H? had, therefore, bestowed ou this matter a great deal of atten tion and time, for the purpose of arriving at a conclusion not only satisfactory to himself, but one whleh, considering the Importance ot thn question, might l>c supported by well-considered reasons and grounds tor arriving at a proper derision. The Judge here occupied about twenty minutes In giving a full de tail of the case from the date of the issue of the mandate by the President, on the application of the Ministerof the Herman Empire, on the 29th of November, 1871 The man date directed the apprehension of the prisoner, so that pro ceedings might he taken against him under the first arti cle of the Treaty Convention between the United States and Prussia, entered into on the 16th of June, 1852, and, In accordance with the acta of Cougress ?in the subject, that mandate was presented to the United States Commissioner. At the same time a verified complaint In writing was ?made hv Mr. Johannes Koesmg, Consul General for the Ocrman Empire, residing In the city of New York, set ting forth his official functions and stating that he is ex u/Kriu Consul tor the other States composing the Germanic Confederation, stating that the Kingdom ?of t'rusida Is one of the States composing that empire: that the complainant, as such Consul Gen eral of the German Empire, and ex officio Consul of Prus sia in the United States, lias now in his possession reiiatile evidence that Carl Vogt, a Prussian subiect, did in octoter, 1871, at Brussels, In the kingdom of Bel ginin, murder the Chevalier de Bois de Bianca, and set on fire and burn the dwelling house of that .per son, then occupied by him, and robbed him of 6m,f?K) francs. The prisoner whs arrested on the 10th of April, 187:1. and brought before tho Commissioner. The pro ceedings were adjourned till rtie 12th, the prisoner being remitted to the custody of the Marshal. There was an adlournment on the 16th to the 22*1. On the 15th of April a petitlon'on behalf of the pris oner was presented to him (the Judge), sitting in the Circuit Court, in thlsdistrlct, setting lorth the character of the off. nca with which the prisoner was charged, and fur ther staling that it was claimed by Prussia that ne, being a Prussian subiect. committed this crime In the Kingdom of Belgium. The netitlon states that the accused is not a subject of tho King of Prussia, and that.it even ad mitting as true all the allegations against him he If not amenable to the laws of Prussia and that, If he committed any crime It wns commit ted in Belgium, and not within the territorial limits of Prussia. The prisoner, therefore, praved tor a writ ol habeas corpus to the Marshal to bring up his body. That writ was allowed, as also a writ ol certiorari to bring up tho proceedings before the Commissioner, and on the 16th of April both writs were made returna ble, and the sole matter involved in the writs Is whether this question falls within the treaty between the United States and Prussia. It therefore be came necessarv to look at the form of the treaty and on thai depended the entire question. This treaty was con cluded an the 15th ot June, 1852. It was a special extra dition convention between the United States and Prussia and oiher States of the Herman Confederation tor the mutual delivery of fugitives from justice in certain cases. The preamble to the treaty sets lorth that It was found expedient for the better administration of justice and the prevention of crime within the territory and jurisdiction of the parties respectively, that persons committing certain heinous crimes, being fugitives trum lustice, shall, under certain circumstances, he respectively delivered up, anil it also enumerates such crimes as mav l>e punished according to the laws and constitution of Prussia, it forbids them to surrender their own cltl sens to foreign countries, and the government of th( United States shall bo free from any obligation to surrender citizens of the United States. The Hist article of the convention then proceeds to sa v that the parties to it shall, by mutual requisition, deliver up to justice all persons who, being charged with the crime of murder, arson or robbery com muted within the iurlsdlction ot either party, snsll seek an asvlum or be found within the territories of the other It then contains the usual provision which Is found in all other extraditions treaties, that tills shall he done only on evidence ol criminality according to the laws of the place in which the fugitive shall he found. The third article ot the convention provides that none of the con tracting parties shall he bound to deliver up any of its own citizens under this treaty. These were all the provisions of the convention which seemed to hare any besting i.n the qncstlou under discussion Tlic learned Judge then entered into an elaborate and rareful history of extr.idltloti conventions existing between the United Stales and other countries, lie liegnn hv reference to the treaty between the I lilted Slates and Ureal Britain entered iat'o in IVM. That treaty wss In torce about twelve years. It expired In ISM, ami troin that time down to I >*42 this countrv had no Mirndlt inn treaty with any countrv In the world, lie went on to refer to the Ashburton Trentv, the treaties with France, Prussia, Austria, the Swiss i'ontedf ration, **c two nuilies and other European governments. show tog that the hwcnage employed In tn<x? treatlei w?? pretty math Hut that of the I'rugniau con vention. lie a<lv?rt?d to tins $Mt that the extension of power hr the United Mate# to its Ministers anil CoiiMito in China, Japan and Tnrkey to pnninh American citizen* for crime* committed in those oouatries wu a power to puaUb them extru-terrltorlally. He illustrated thi* |>o nt by dei-larin? that when the United State* puuuihed one of ito citizens for a murder committed upon the high mm It punlnhed them for a crime committed extra-territorial. In lWConKiesspuMdansct to carry into etfeot treacle* with Turkey ami China. 1 hat act wan paaned four year* before thin treaty with Prussia, and it gave power to the United States Minister* in thove countries to try all citizens of the United States commit ting oIKnce* in China according to the laws of the United States, and It authorized the Censul of the I'nltrd states to arrest any citisi-ua ot the United States who offended against the laws of China, and in cane of murder or insurrection to punish the offender with death, and the act gave the same power to the Minister of the United States in Turkey. Having ad verted to the various authorities and cases that had been cited in the course of the argument the learned Jud^e concluded by saying it was not to be supposed that any prisoner would be delivered up in a case where the United States had Jurisdiction to puabh him il de maud ior extradition had been made. Thereiore, In ?lew of all the circumstances of the case, he wassatistled that it came within the meaning of the treatv. Both tlie write must be discharged and the prisoner remanded to the custody of the Marshal. EXAMINATION OP THE PRISONER BEFORE COMMIS SIONER WHITE. The examination of the prisoner will be pro ceeded with before the CommiHNiouer on tnis iluy (Saturday) week, when evidence of the prisoner's alleged criminality will be gone into. THE PITTSBURG B6ND ROBBERY. Attempted Release of tthe Alleged Ar retted Robber on s 'Writ ot Habrai Corpus? He It Brought Before Supreme Court, Chambers Conflict u to Hla Custody and Exciting Scenes. The robbery some time sincc of the Safe Deposit Company, of Pittsburg, Pa., In which something over one hundred thousand dollars in bonds and securi ties and several thousand dollars In cash, leit there on deposit in a tin b?x, were strangely spirited away, was, as is well known, one of those mysteri ous problems of crime that for a time puzzled everybody. Subsequently the tin box turned up, but minus the money and most ol the bonds. This only deepened the mystery. Only one theory could be given in explanation of the robbery, and this was its per petration by some employe of the company. Such was the accepted theory, when another mys terious but disconnected hint developed itself, and thi#was the otfer of one ot the missing bonds in this city for sale and arrest of the party offering the same for sale. THE PRISON ER ARRESTED, who is a young man, gave his name as John C. Harrington. He was taken before Jndge Hogan, at the Tombs, when Mr. W Hilary F. Uo we, his counsel, insisted he should be discharged, on the ground that no one appeared on uehali of the Safe Deposit Company to make a charge of larceny against him, nor did they dare do so, on account of their widely disseminated statement that the bonds were lost, and not stolen. Judge Hogan, however, remanded the prisoner, in order to take advice of the District Attorney as to the proper course to pursue. In the meantime Governor Hartranft, of Pennsylvania, issued a requisition for the pris oner, and Governor Dix upon this writ granted the usual warrant of extradition. While all this was in progress Mr. Howe, who is never caught napping even, did not sleep. He procured a WRIT OP HABEAS CORPUS, returnable yesterday morning beiore Judge Brady, in the Court of Oyer and Terminer. This writ was served on the Warden of tlie Tombs, and mean while two Pittsburg officers, who hau arrived to look alter the matter, placed tiovernorDLx's extra dition warrant in the hands of Sheriff Hrennan. As the Court of Oyer and Terminer was not in session yesterday the prisoner was taken before Juuge Barrett, at Supreme Court, Chambers. Mr. Mott, a Pittsburg lawyer, who had come on with the officers irom that city, insisted that Judge Barrett should at once dismiss the writ, discharge the prisoner from custody and hand him over to the Pittaburg officers under Governor Dix's war rant of extradition. Mr. Howe contended that, inasmuch as the writ was made returnable to the Court of Oyer and Terminer, Judge Barrett had no Jurisdiction in the case. Judge Barrett said that Mr. Howe's point was well taken, and refused to interfere in the matter. AN EXCITING SCENE ensued. Deputy Keeper Daly took hold of the prisoner to remove him from the court room, ami Deputy Sheriff Gale took hold of him at the same time. "Let go of him," said Daly, addressing Gale, "this man is in my charge, and you have no busi ness with him." "There must be no disturbance In court," spoke up promptly and sharply Officer Fitzgerald. "Mo disturbance," echoed Barrister Ncalla. The two latter officers at once pushed the con tending officials and their prisoner from" (be court room. The whole thing was done almost in a twinkling. But the matter did not rest here. Out in the vestibule Deputy Keeper Daly, reinforced by Deputy Keeper Butler, hung on to the pris oner, wnlle Deputy Sheriff Hale, to whose assistance another deputy sheriff had come, attempted to get him in their clutches. At the same time there followed in in the rear the i'lttsburg officers. Getting out of the building, matters grew more desperate. There was swearing all around, anil theu pistols were drawn. The prisoner, a thin, attenuated speci men of humanity, did not like the situation, evi dently, for a more scared looking Individual is rarely to tie seen. Happily, however, the pistols were only, threateningly drawn to be gracefully withdrawn. It was finally arranged to take Hamp ton t<> the city prison and leave the settlement of the case to Warden Johnston. The latter official decided' to Keen x lie prisoner, and he is now oc cupying a cell there. On Monday he will be taken beiore Judge Brady, at the Court of Oyer and Ter miner. BUSINESS HI THE OTHER COURTS. SUPREME COURT? CIRCUIT? PART 2. Samuel Laird, the Long Branch Hotel Keeper. Before Judge Pancher. Harrison E. (Jaroty vs. The New England Life In surance Company.? This was an action on a policy of life insurance in the sum of $10,000 Issued by the defendant to Samuel Laird, the well-known hotel keeper at Long Branch, payable to himself, his ex ecutors, administrators and assigns, for the benefit or Ills daughter, Annie M. Laird, who assigned her claims under the policy to the plaintiff. The Company moved that Mr. Bennett, the admin istrator of Samuel Laird, be made a party defend ant to the suit, Inasmuch as he had comim-nced an action long after the commencement ol tliis action to recover the proceeds of the same policy. The Judge denied the motion. The counsel for the Company thea moved that the complaint be dismissed, on the ground that the action should have been brought in the name of the administrator of Laird. Alter trial and argument of the cases on all the points presented, the Judge ncld that the plaintiff was clearly entitled to the proceeds ol the policy as against creditor and administrator, that the action was well brought, that payment bj the company was a perfect defence to the action tiy the adminis trator, and ordered judgment lor th> full amount, with two and one-hall iter cent allowance. G. W. Cotterlll for the plaintiff; Arthur, Phelps A Kneveis for the defendant. SUPREME COURT? CHAMBERS. The Marine Court Officers ' Salaries? A Test Case. Before Judge Barrett, An application was made to-day ky Mr. H. C. Deulsou on behalf of Samuel Jackson for a manda mus to compel Comptroller Green to pay him $836, being salary due him as an attendant in the Marine Court. Counsel urged that Jackson was regularly appointed under the act of 1S68, ">erlornied his duties faithfully and was therefoie entitled to his salary. Assistant Corporation Counsel An drews, lor the Comptroller, read an iffidavit of Mr. Green, stating that there was no appropriation made by the Legislature lor the salaries ol officers of the Marine Court, and that, therilore, no man damus could lie to compel the payment of their salaries. Counsel for the relator contendedthat under tho act giving the < ourt power to appoiit It provided that the Supervisors could tlx t Her salaries and order their pavment by' the Comptrdler. Judge Barrett, in the Supreme Coirt, Chambers, before whom the matter came, rwerved his de cision. This Is a test case, and on is decision de pends the payment of the salaries ofall tne officers of the Marine Court. SUPREME COURT-TRIAL TERM-PART I. Liability of Marrird YVoinci for Dcbt< Hefore Judge Freedmai. The case of Reuben Smith vs. Mrs. Annie N. Sherlock came on for trial to-ilay, n the Superior Court, before Judge Freedman ant a jury. The action was to recover f o*>o, the vdue of carpets gold and delivered, The defence waa that de fendant watt a married wonnn ; that the goods were purchased by kr husband, and that all the transactions in raerente to the sale and deliver? had been with the husband, and l not with the wife. The testimony on this point J was. however, conflicting, and unite the Judge's charge? that if they believed that lefendant had I purchased the goods and was carrylit on a business she was liable lor the debt? the Jurjfound in favor of the plaintiff. Bee be, Donaboe A Cooke for I plaintiff; H. C. Denlwon for defendait. SUPERIOR COURT-SPECIAL TIM. Decision*. Ilv Judge Sedgwick. The Hudson River uuu Wtat aUureSallroad Com Eany ? An oraer setting aside tne summons should e entered. Kuchler vs. Stum me.? Judgment for defendant on the demurrer, with leave to claimant to tterve amended complaint. Fray vs. Dickinson.? Motion denied. Mckenzie vs. Hartuian ct aL? Order denying motion. Fitch, Jr., to. O'Connor et al. ? order granted. Fairfax vs. The New York Central and Hudson River Itailrcad company. COURT OF COMMON PLEAS-SPECIAL TERR. Dec talons. By Chief Justice Paly. Perrine vs. Lohman.? Motion for receiver granted. In the Matter of C. F. Fleming.? Continuation oroered. MARINE COURT-PART I. Action vpon a Reversionary Interest. Before Jadge Curtis. Dockstader vs. Harold. ?The defendant in this action was Indebted to Peter Italtze, a shoe manu facturer residing in New Jersey. Balt/.e was indebted to the ' plaintiff, a whole sale leather dealer, in the sum of about $20,000, also to one Jacobus, who bad been in his employ. Baltze, to secure Jacobus, made to him a bill of sale of his personal property, Includ ing his book accounts, among which was a claim against defendant. Subsequently Baltze made an assignment of his reversionary interest in the claims alter the indebtedness to Jacobus should be satisfied to the plaintiff In this action. Plaintiff coutended tnat Harold had notice of tho assign ment to him, and assumed to hold him under it. Defendant contended, first, that the bill of sale and the assignment were conceived in fraud and collusion; second, that defendant had 110 due and proper notice of the assignment; third, that the money due Baltze was paid by detsndant to the Sheriff, who held an attachment against Baltze in favor of one Frit* Judge Curtis clilrged the jury that It was Incum bent upon tne plaintiff to establish the integrity ol the bill of sale and the assign ment, and also to establish the fact that notice was given to delendant to pay over before the money had been paid by Harold to the Sheriff; that it was the duty of Harold to certify to the Sheriff the aiuouVit due Baltze, and to pay tho same over to that otll oial, in the absence of proper notice ol the assign ment. But if Harold was in coiliuson with the judgment creditor in the attachment suit to de fraud Deckstader he wa? not relieved from respon sibility by the payment of the money. Jury lound lor plaintiff in lull amount. Action for False Imprisonment. William C. Washburn vs. George Lewis.? The plaintiff in this action, who is a carman, in conjunc tion with his brother, sold the defendant certain trucks and horses used in the carting business. There was some dispute about the final owner ship of a horse and single truck (at the time of the difficulty hereafter mentioned) in the possession of defendant. Washburn, the plaintiff, attempted to seize the horse and truck in the street. Lewis resisted the effort and the struggle attracted the attention oi a policeman, who look both to the station house, where mutual charges of larceny were made. The police man swore that he was induced to take plaintiff itito custody upon representation ol de lendant, Lewis, that he desired to make a charge against Washburn oi attempting to steal the horse and truck. Captain Petty, of the Filth precinct, locked the plaintiff' up upon a charge made by i.ewis. Washburn was discharged by Judge Howl ing the following morning. Dmendaut contended that this was an action for malicious prosecution, auil also that there was probable cause to believe that plaintiff was guilty of the offence charged, and moved lor a non-suit. Judge Curtis denied the mouon, ami charged the jury that the distinction between false imprison ment ami malicious prosecution was that laise im prisonment was where a person was apprehended and held without process of law; that malicious prosecution was where the machinery of the law was invoked to prosecute auil harass a person, the complainant well knowing that no ground existed lor the proceeding; that plaintiff must establish that the dcieiulant was the inducing cause oi the arrest, and that the next consideration was, Was there probable cause to believe Washburn guilty of the oiienre charged? That as matter oi damage the jury could find trom a nominal verdict up to the prayer of the com plaint if they believed Washburn had established his right to recover. , . The Jury found for plaintiff In the sum oi $100. COURT OF GENERAL SESSIONS. Grand Larcenies. Before Recorder Hackctt. At the opening of tlie Court yesterday William Ackerman pleaded (rallty to grand larceny In steal ing twenty gross of shirt buttons on the 18th of April, valued at $30 60, the property of Horace B. Clallin Sl Co. Bridget McCabe also pleaded guilty to an Indict ment charging her with stealing, on the loth of April, from the dwelling house of Francis Wllkins, 119 East Twenty-eighth street, silk dresses valued at $464. Ackerman and the woman McCabe were each sent to the State Prison for three years. James McGulre pleaded guilty to an attempt at grand larceny, the indictment alleging that the accused stole clothing, valued at $46, owned by Felix Doian. lie was scut to the State 1'rison lor eighteen months. ? Patrick Mathews, who, on the 3d inst., stole wooden doors valued at $2A, the property of Thomas McGuiness, pleaded guilty to petit larceny. He whs sent to the Penitentiary lor one month. George Hx pleaded guilty to the minor grade of larceny, the charge being thai on the l&th ot this month he stole a cloak worth $28, the property of Mary Ostlieimer. The sentence wa? six months In the Penltentary. ASSATLT AND BATTKRT. Michael Carroll, who was Indicted for stabbing Daniel Geary with a knife, on the 'Aid ol September, pleadeti guilty to assault and battery. One vear In the Penitentiary waa the sentence imposed by the Court. James Monahan pleaded guilty to assaulting Tatrlck Comlaky, at 337 East Sixteenth street, on the 2d ol February. Mr. Mott stated extenuating circumstances 10 the Court, which resulted in His Honor modifying the sentence to one month's Im prisonment in the Penitentiary. A Shooting Affray In Hon it on Mrret? SrnUnctd to the State Prison for Ten Yearn. John Wallace was tried and convicted of an as sault with Intent to kill John Murphy, by shooting him with a pistol, on the corner of Greene and Houston streets, on the 15th of tills month. As sistant District Attorney Itussell, In his opening to the jury, frankly admitted that the antecedents of the complaining witness were bad ; that it would be better for society if men of his class were In the State Prison, and expressed the hope that he would soon have the pleasure or prosecuting Mur phy and sending him to join his quondam friend at Sing Sing. The testimony showed that on the afternoon itf quest Ion Wallace and Murphy quar relled and struck each otli<>r, and that while Murphy was running away the prisoner drew, a revolver and tired four shots, two of which took etTect, one in the shoulder and the other in the breast. Mr. Howe brought out in the cross-exam ination that Murphy stepped into a prize tight ring and struck O'Buidwln while he was lighting with Campbell. The accused swore In his own be half and claimed that he shot in selt-deience. As - boob as the jury rendered a verdict of gulltv of the main charge the Kecordcr sentenced Wallace to the State Prison for ten years, and by so doing rid the city of a notorious desperado. While In prison Wallace wrote a letter to Murphy, in which he stated that the man who struck linn must put a light price on his lile. Rumored Indictment of 1'4H Sailors' Hoarding House Keepers. It Is rumored, on good authority, that among the indictments brought in by the Grand Jury yester day was one against 12N sailors' boarding house keepers, for conspiring to prevent merchants pro curing sailors for their vessels, it Is probable that bench warrants will be Issued for their arrest, and that these "land sharks"' will be hauled up bciore the Court. TOMBS POLICE COURT.. The Extensive Operations of a Domestic Thief. Before Judge Ledwlth. The Tombs Police Court was yesterday graced by the presence of three elegantly dressed ladles, | whose action and demeanor evinced that they had been hitherto strangers to its uninviting precincts. They appeared as complainants against their late domestic, one Miss Katie Connolly, one of a number of aliases assumed by that young lady. Mrs. Annie E. Yates made the first complaint. She resides at 118 West Twenty-third Btreet, and charged the prisoner with stealing from her, on the l&th of February last, a black silk suit, valued at $175, and a satchel containing costly laces valued at $7.">. Mrs. Margaret Havlland, of 334 West Thirty second street, was also a victim. Mrs. Havllarid complained that on the 14thof March she sustained the loss ol a black silk suit, valued at $200; a black silk polonaise, valued at $100; a black silk sacque, $50; a black velvet basque, $50; two hair braids, $56; a blue cloth suit, $30, and a black silk dress, $30, amounting In all to $5ti6. Mrs. Annie Stevens, of 45 West Twenty-ninth street, next came forward. Her valuable ward robe was diminished on the 7th of April by the al> utractlou of a nuuk uacuue and boa, valued at $41&i a Cashmere shawi, $iuo; a nnen milt, $2ft, and a fold watch and chain worth SlOfi. To the credit of Kate, It muHt be said that the whole of the prop erty haw been returned, she having given full di rections m to Its disposition to Detectives Klertis and Kelso. She was held In f2,500 to answer on each charge. She is an Interesting girl, calculated to win the confidence of employer*, and was, seemingly, very penitent. When examined she replied to the usual questions quietly and in a low tone. In con clusion she said? "Judge, I have nothing to say ; I have done all that I could to make reparation." JEFFERSON MARKET POLICE COURT. A Carious Cair. At the Jefferson Market Police Court yesterday, before Justice Cox, a man who gave his name as Alfred Kendall, and who claimed to be a lawyer, residing in Jersey City, was arraigned on charge of obtaining money by false pretences, lie had a petition drawn up In red ink, which stated that ne hail lost the power of his voice and become deal, and, having a family to support, re quested aid. On the reverse side was endorsed:? "This petition is circulated by request of the Presi dent of the United States." The evidence showed

that he had entered the store or Welcome U. Ilitcncock, of 446 Broome street, on Thursday aiternoon, and presented his pe tition; nut that gentleman, believing him to be a cheat, sunt out for an oilleer and pro cured his arrest. He at once recovered his vsiee and endeavored to get away, but was tuken to the statiou house and locked up. When before the Court he presented a long, rambling document, de fending liimseli lor soliciting ciianty, and affected the air of au insane man. Upon his person was tound a diary which showed that he had collected from ten dollars to fifteen dollars a day. He was locked up to answer. A Charitable Kirptolnnnlnc. A French woman, named Florence lmblett, evi dently in the last stages of consumption, was ar raigned betore Justice Co*, charged with stealing clothing, trimmings and flowers, valued at $20fi, trom Dolores Catnlllo, ot ftSWest Forty-eighth street; also money, clothing and perfumes' iroui Florinda Solfonso. of West Forty-seveuth street, to the value of jU'JO. Toe evidence showed that the prisoner had a mania for stealing, and that her custom was to devote the results of her thelts to the poor. Slie was unable to stand through weak ness w hen beiore the Court, and slie was remanded lor further examination. Faliie Pretences. Luke V. Newton, of the Chittenden House, ap peared before Justice Cox yesterday and made eomplnii.t against 11. Page, of 51 South Fifth ave nue, charging him with false pretence In obtaining money lor a horse, which was represented to be free from vice or blemish, but which turned out to be badly wind-broken. Page was arreBted and held to bail lor examination. BROOKLYN COURTS. i KINGS COUNTY COURT OF SESSIONS. Auumilt. Betore Judge Moore. Yesterday John Henry, eighteen years of ape, who coniessed to having served two terms in the Penitentiary, was tried for committing un assault upon the person or Ellen Sampson, of Amity street. Witnesses were attracted by the screams ol the complainant and found the prisoner In Iter apartments. The jury found liiin guilty, and Judge Moore sentenced him to lour years and six months in the Penitentiary. Highway Robbery. Thomas McDermott and Patrick Hroderlck, two members of the garroting fraternity, were trieil and I convicte<l of robbery in the fourth degr?*, In hav Uiggarroted and robbed Michael Kyan of a watcli ami chain while lie was on nis way home from a hall on the morning of St. Patrick's Day. McDermott was sentenced to the Penitentiary lor seven years and six months and Brudcriuk lor live years and tlueu months. I.arceny. A young woman named Mary Dally wns con victed ol larceny in stealing a napkin ring from Mary Bust, and was sentenced to the County Jail for twenty-nine days. BOSTON, HARTFORD AND ERIE. To TnK Editor ok the Herald: ? There seems to be some misapprehension as to the position of the stockholders, floating debt holders and bondholders since the recent move, ment by the trustees. Of course, the trustees were obliged, at tPe expiration of the eighteen months from the time they took possession, to call a meeting of the bondholders and form a new corporation; but this act of itself gave no title to any property or franchises of the old corporation. There are still pending various suits on behalf of floating debt holders anil others, with out the settlement of which no title can be given to the new corporation, even supposing all t lie acts ol the present qtuuii trustees and the various other sets of trustees have been strictly legal. It must be remembered that the appointment of the pres ent trustees was not made under the provisions of the mortgage, but by decrees In only thrft States through which the road passes, upon a statement of facts agreed to by certain nominal plututlflTs, anil without proper argument and hearing by the Court, As to the property in New' York, no decree of any kind was ever entered by which these trustees could have the shadow of a claim, and a suit has already been brought in the Circuit Court testing especially the right of these trustees to Interfere In uny way with any of the rights of the corporation. There is, however, a point of much graver importance, which it behooves the bond holders to look alter, and which eventually may necessitate a much more favorablo compromise with the junior encumbrancers and the stock holders in order to place the new corporation in such a position in reference to the entire property as will induce European capitalists to look upon it as a sound security for the moneys absolutely necessaiy to be advanced to complete and equip the road and pay off the mortgages which were given before the Berdell mortgage, amounting to about two and a half millions of dollars. The point we allude to Is thfct the assignees (two of whom are among the foremost counsel in the United States) have filed bills in the different United States Courts through which the road passes, claiming timt very large portions of the entire property are to be taken for the general floating debt, proved In bankruptcy. Among other property they have laid claim to is the entire stock of the Hartlord, Providence and Klshklll road, the Norwich and Worcester lease, and the entire property in Boston, covered by the present stations and water front. It is evident that these assignees wonld not bring such suits without a pretty good chance of success, as they are too well known to be even suspected of bringing fictitious suits, and without proper cause. Tne property they have claimed la of immense value, especially the control of tho Hartlord, Providence and Fishkill stock, which covers over one hundred and twenty miles of the road and Is only subject to a mort gage of about two millions of dollars. The amount of the debts proved in bankruptcy Is comparatively very small Indeed? only a few hundred thousand dollars? and it is penectly clear that alter the payment of these debts (should the assignees succeed In recovering what they claim and appear to bo entitled to), the surplus must go to the old stockholders as the Berdell bondholders have relinquished all right to It by taking posses sion of their security under their mortgage, it being well settled In bankruptcy that no party holding any security can participate In the bank rupt assets unless h" has first given up all the security which he had for the benefit of tho general creditors. It certainly would be a great pity that this Intrinsically fine property should be Jeopardized in Its early completion : by numerous and intricate suits at law and in equity? a property which every one must ac knowledge will be immensely profitable both to the public and private Interests if once completed to the Hudson Hlver. cannot some plan be de vised for a reorganization, so as to harmonize all cl isses ol securities similar to the Httsburg, Kort. Wayne and Chicago, Atlantic and ilreat Western and other great reorganized roads v It this could be accomplished It wonld ensure the speedy completion of the entire line, and the aug mentation In value of all classes of the old securi ties, so that the bonds which are now dragging at lortv per cent would, no doubt, on completion of the road be interest paying and worth par lu the market. Certainly In such a work as this conces sion and not obstinacy should govern. Let the Berdell bondholders before they surrender their bonds to the new corporation consider well what is thetr best policy. STOCKHOLDER. COMPTROLLER'S RECEIPTS. Comptroller fJr^en reports the following amounts paid yesterday into the City Treasury viz.. HK? K1VKH or TAXk*. From taxes, water rent* ami intercut $#,017 roLi.KcTOit or ammiumknts, ? From nsses?menU tnr street opening, Ac 3,036 HI KRAI' or AKRK.tKS. From arrrar* of taxes, assessments, water rent* ami interest 12,216 IH'RFAC or CITY UKVl.NI K. From market rents and lees 1,108 BI'RkAt; or WATER RKUISTKR. Amount received for water rent* 229 Total 121,023 COMPTROLLER'S PAYMENTS. Comptroller Green paid yesterday two weeks' pav rolls of tho Department of Docks 'o the lath | mstant $3,36? A SAD SUICIDE. A Mr. Rrledberftr, Oppressed by Domes tic *nd FIbsdcUI Trouble, Snaps the Cord of His Own I.lfe? An Interesting Letter of Fsrewdl to the World. The snlcide by shooting on Thursday night of Mr. Alfred L. Priodbsrger, lat# a bookkeeper at No. 'il Spruce street, lias heretofore appeared tn the liEKALD, but not all its interesting particulars. Mr. Friedberger, it appears, was married some years ago, hut the union did not prove a happy one, and some months ago a separation between biuiselt ami wile was agreed upon, one of the con ditions of which wan that his wife should return to her parents, which she accordingly did, while he secured hoard with friends at 149 East Forty ninth street. mill Mr. Frledberger was far from being happy. and the unsettled and unsatisfactory coudition of his financial affairs seemed to aggravate bis troubles. Most generally Mr. Friedberger was exuberant in spirits, and, ou Thursday tilglit, he seemed unusually so. Retiring to his room about liall-past teu o'clock the un happy man deliberately placed TUB Ml'/ZI.E OF A KKVOLVKR to his right temple, and m au iustuut a bullet was buried in his urain. he falling a corpse on the lloor. The relatives and friODds of the deceased gentle man believe that at the time of commuting tlx- act he was slightly deranged, owing, principally, to his patnlul domestic affliction, which iml ever been a source of deep mortldcalion to hlui. Some lour * eeks ago he was sent to Mount Sinai Hospital for an attack oi insanity. There were some discrepancies in lus accounts, which he promised to m.ike alt right, and felt bad that confidence In his Integrity should be impaired, coroner Herrinan yesterday afternoon examlucd two or three witnesses in the ease, but the investigation is not yet concluded. The following is a correct translation of a letter written by deceased, but. addressed te uo one in particular:? MY LAST M0HK.NT8. A few minutes yet and an end It will be with me. 1 myiell take my existence, as Much 1m not a life for which 1 would like to live. It is too late to return? loo mournful ana dreary to ad vance. Wherever 1 turn my eye* are dork, spirits and gloomy ghoaisl Is ii cowardly to destroy ouraelf when one knows that it would be greater cowardice to twisl like a worm? All that are deurtoino arw by destiny roughly taken away from me? hut those that I hale come now near uud si an nd me ami Impart to me a Joy 10 1 view. * Mv dreams are passed. Toev were beautiful. I awoke ami tind that I should like to sleep forever, farewell to you all that love me. Hear a flower ou my grave. Pray (or me lor 1 myself have no pravcr. 1 leave this world with pleasure, and only one thing agonizes my heart, and thai 1m the recollection for my mother, to whom was devoted my life; to my lather, to whom belongs my heart OI you good, p'oor parents, another son goei to the grave, and again heavy tears will drop lor tke sake of children, it is ^etuug dark be lore me. The time ucars. It must be. tare well 1 I go to the unknown regions? although so young I must go, but it is better lliun to climb to old age. Adieu I Dying I ami ALFRED. Deceased was twcnty-scvcn years oi uge and boru in Germany. THE GERMAN LIBERALS. Alerting of the Liberal Democratic Cen tral I oinmlttee? .Measure* of Co-opera tlon. The German Liberal Democratic Central Com mittee, which originated by a joint reorganization of the late German Democratic General Committee and of the German Liberal Republican Central Committee of the lato Presidential campaign, held a regular meeting at the Teutonia Assembly Rooms, Third avenue, last eveulng, when Judge Michael C. Grows presided, who announced that, m accordance witn a resolution passed at a previous meeting, a conference com mittee had been formed to confer ami I co-operate with a similar committee of the Liberal I Republican Central organization in reference to measures to he adopted In relation to the new city charter. The committee was composed of Dr. i Merkle, I)r. (ierke, Clans Puckhafer, Henry Wolt mann and Charles YVendt. George Wollbrecht addressed the meeting, find ing fault with the Committee on Resolutions for not introducing resolutions In condemnation ol the new charter. MARRIAGES AND DEATHS. Married. Barnes ? Bacon.? On Wednesday, April 23, at the residence of the bride's parents, i>v the Rev. Dr. Joseph T. Duryea, Charles A. Barnes to Ellik J., daughter of Francis a. Bacon, allot Brooklyn, | L. 1. Dominick? Baldwin.? On Thursday, April 24, at ! the residence of the bride's uncle, Mr. M. G. Bald win, by the Rev. Dr. Hastings, MakiNCm W. 1 Dominick to Mary A., only daughter of Mf. E. A. I Baldwin. French? Milne.? In Brooklyn, on Thursday, April ?_*, at the residence of the nrlde's parents, by Rev. David Moore, Jr., D. D., William ATWOOD French to Emma, daughter of l'etcr Milne, Esq., all ol Brooklyn. Fowler? Ward.? In this city, on Thursday even ing,* April 34, at the residence ol the bride'* parents, by the Rev. Thomas K. Conrad, J. Odkll Fowlek, Jr., to Mary c. Wakd, daughter of Wiliet C. Ward, Esq., all of this city. Rawson? Bennett.? on Thursday, April 24, at Couth NorwalK, Conn., Matthew Rawson to Miss A. CDSSII BENNETT. SemI'INR? Sims. ?On Wednesday, April 23, at the residence ol the bride's parents, by Rev. Andrew Stevenson, D. D., Jacob S. Sk$i ink to Hannah a., daiiir liter of Mr. William P. hi ins, allot this city. Ske-m'olton.? At the residence of the bride's mother, on Wednesday, April 23, by the Rev. David Ingiis, Evkkardi's W. see to Sarah H. Colton, daughter of the late Clinton Colton, both of Brook lyn. No curds. llackensack papers please copy. Hacnukks? Day.? on Thursday, April 24, at Christ church, Mew Orleans, by the Rev. Dr. Lea cock, rector, assisted by the Right Rev. J. P. B. Wilmer, Bishop of Louisiana, James Harris, second son of Richard .Saunders, Esq., of Clllton, England, to Marie L., youngest, daughter of James Ingersoli Day, Esq., of New Orleans. Thomas? Davenport.? On Wednesday, April 23, In Piovldence, Rhode Island, by Rev. Carlton A. Staples, Mr. Benjamin R. Thomas, of Brooklyn, N. Y., to Annik E., eldest daughter or Mr. William C. Davenport, ol Providence. Vail?' Tkitton.? on Monday evening, April 21, bv the Hev. Father Brudcomb, at the residence of the bride's parents, 392 Grand street, Danikl B. Vail to Miss Mkdoka tkitton, both of this citj. No cards. Died. Anperfon.? At Passaic, N. J., Joiin W., infant child ofG. 1?. and Anna M. Anderson. Funeral services at the house at eleven o'clock to-day, 2titli or April, Remains will be interred at Nyack, N. Y. Baker.? In this city, suddenly, on Monday, April 21, F"kank Bakek, in the 4.">lli year ol his age. His remains were taken to Portland, Me., for interment. San Francisco papers please copy. Buck holt. ? At Harlem, on Tuesday, April 22. of pleuro-pncumonla, Gkokue W., sou oi Jacob Buck hout, aged 38 years. The relatives and friends of the family are re-, spectfully Invited to attend the funeral, at the Church of the Holy Trinity, 125th street and Fifth avenue, on Saturday, April 2G, at one P. M. Ills re mains will be taken to White Plains for Interment. Bkown.? on Friday, April 25, <>n board of thfe steamer Leo, georubM. Bkown, dnly sou of Robert 0. and Mary U Brown. Notice 01 funeral hereafter. Cross.? On Thursday mornlntr. April 24, Mary \\ ebr, relict of the late Nathaniel Cross. The funeral will take place on Saturday, the 20th Inst., at two P. M., from her late residence, 418 Gold street, Brooklyn. Relatives aud lriends are respectfully Invited to attend. Dk Lamatkk.? on Thursday, April 24, Ella L. De Lamatek, youngest duuirhter of Edward K. aud Sarah 8. De Lainater, aired 8 years and 28 days. The relatives ami lriends of the lamily are re spectfully Invited to attend the iuncral, irom the residence of her parents, 132d street and St. Nicholas avenue, 011 Sunday, April 27, at two P. M. Fowlek.? In Brooklyn, on Thursday, April 24, Jons A. Fowler, aired M years. The relatives and lriends of the family are re spectfully invited to attend the luneral, from his late residence, 263 I'ark avenue, 011 Sunday, April 27, at half-past one o'clock. Long Island papers |0ease copy. Gbevatt.? On Thursday evening, April 24, 1873, Mrs. Jane Gkevatt, wile of Joseph Grevatt, in the 63d year of her age. Relatives and irtends of the family arc respect fully invited to attend the funeral, on Sunday, April 27, at two o'clock P. M., Irom her late residence, 13!" '2 Twelfth street, near Third avenue, South Brooklyn. London, Dublin and Hligo papers please copy. Groit.? on the 2;:d ol April, of paralysis, I'At'L Grout, in the ?;wth year of his aire. Funeral services, at his late residence, 191 Bed ford avenue, Brooklyn, on hnndav, at two P. M. Friends and relative's invited to attend. Gki'ber.? on Wednesday, April 23, John Guc bkr, aire. 1 uo years and 10 months. The friends' of rhe family are respectfully Invited to attend the funeral, from his late residence, 3fi5 West Thirty-sixth street, this day (Saturday), at one P. M. Gnr.? Ofl Friday April 2.\ Georoe Guy, nged 64 years. Relatives and friends are rcspectfnlly Invited to attend the funeral, from his lat ? residence, 222 West Thirty-third street, on Monday afternoon, April 28, at one o'clock. Hkkzmkbo.? At 3r>s Atlantic avenue, Brooklyn, N. Y., WlLIIELM LCIlWIO OTTOMAR ilEK/I.EKtj, in the 76th year of his aire. Funeral will start from above place for Green wood Cemetery on Sunday, 27th Inst., at one P. M. Friends respectfully Invited to attend. Hegkman.? On Wednesday, April 23, Benjamin Hkokman, aired 4fl years. The luneral will take place on Sunday, at ten 0 clock, at City Island. Hcoiies.? on* Thursday, April 24, Ciukles Hi (iiiEH, aged 47 years. The relatives and fnends of the famllv are re spectfully invited to attend the luneral, from his , late residence, 810 Brtadwuy. BrookljU, uuSuuuuy, April 27, at one o'clock. Services at Gethsemsnfl Baptist church, near his late residence. rt'NMAN -On Friday April z\ at :'.40 West Thirty, flfth street. Oi.ivkr B. (Unman, In his 64th year Notice of funeral In Sunday's paper. Hydb.? On Friday, April 25, Mrs. nn.KN A. Hyde, aged 28 years. Interment at Predonla, N. Y., on Monday mb Inst. Hill.? At Raskins Ridge, N. J., on Thursday April 24, Elizabeth, wile of James J. tllli, In ttie 76th year of her age. Kelly.? On Friday, April 25, Titom as Kei.lt, native of ftt. Doluughs, county Dublin, Ireland, in the 24th year of his age. Ills relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the fnneral, from his late residence, 1.098 Second avenue, next Sunday, at oue o'clock P. M. Dublin papers please copy. Lindon. ? On Thursday, April 24, Isa belle I.iy. don, second daughter of James and Anne Linden, aged 2 years and 5 months. Funeral from the residence of her grandfather, Peter Tracy, 400 West F?rty-iourth street, on Sun dav, April 27, at one o'clock P. M. Mansfield.? In Ilobokeu, on Thursday. April 24, 1873, William James, infant sou of Isaac and Jane Mansfield, aged s months. The relatives nnd friends of the family are re spectfully invited to attend the funeral, from the residence of his parents, 207 Willow street, on Saturday. 26th instant, at two o'clock P. M. Mundy. ? In Brooklyn, on Wednesday evening, April 23, 1873, Catharine, the wife of (ieorgo Mundy, Esq., a (ted 43 years. Will be Interred from her late resilience, in Hart street, Brooklyn, on Saturday, April 20, 1873, at one o'clock P. M. Cardiff (Wales) papers please copy. ? Maoek.? On Friday. April 25, after a lingering sicklies*. Elizabeth Magkk, daughter ot Andrew C. and Maggie A. Mairee, aged 0 months. The relatives and friends are respectfully Invited to attend the funeral, ou Suuday.at one o'clock, P. M., from Its late residence, 168 Eighth avenue. Mkriuit. ? Scrym^kk. ? On Tuesday morning, April l, by the wreck of the steamer Atlantic, at Meagher's Head, Nova Scotia, M. Louisa (wire of Win. II. Merriit) and annik Scrym.ser, daughter ot James Scryuiser, of this city, Uemains unre covered. Murray.? On Friday morning. April 28, 1873, Hamilton II. Murray, used 43 years. The relatives and lrlends oi the family are re spectfully invited to attend the funeral, from his late residence, 127 Skiiiman avenue, Brooklyn, E. I)., on M?nday morning, at ten o'clock. Mitchell.? On' hridiiy, April 25, Thomas Mitchell, in the 50th year of his age, a native of Italllnasloe, county (.'alway, Ireland. May his soul rest In peace. Tlie relatives and lrlends of tue family are re? spuc.tlull.v invited to attend the funeral, Irom Ills late residence, No. lo West street, on Sunday afternoon. April 27, at one o'clock, sharp. Balllnasloe papers please copy. Mi'RPHY. ? On Thursday, April 24. at the resW denco of her parents. 815 Fifth street, alter a long and severe Illness, which she bore with Christian iortltude, Maky Ellen Frances Mi ki'uy, In the 20th year of her age. Requlescat In pace. Funeral services at St. Ann's Iloman Cathnllo church, East Twelfth street, near Fourth avenue, ou Saturday morning, at nine o'clock. Relatives and friends are respectfully requested to attended Monaghan.? On Friday, April 25, Maky Ann Monaghan, aged 20 years. The relatives uml friends .of the family are re spectfully invited to attend the funeral, from her lute residence, 65 Summit, street, Brooklyn, ou Sunday aiternoon, at half-past oue o'clock. McDouuall.? On Thursday, April 24, Maggii; Jane, eldest daughter of Charles and Sarah Mc Dougall, m the 22d year of her age. The relatives and friends of the family are In vited to attend her funeral, from the residence ot her uucie, Mr. William Shears, 230 Kast Thirty third street, to-day (Saturday), April 26, at one o'clock F. M. McDonald.? In Brooklyn, on Thursday, April 24, John McDonald, aged 38 years. The relatives and lrlends of the family, also the members of Star of Bethlehem Lodge, "No. 322, F. ami A. 1L, are requested to Attend the funeral from his late residence, 110 Wllloughby street, ou Sunday, at two o'clotfk P. M. McCratil? on Friday, April 25, Elizabeth, wlfo of Thomas McOrath, aged 30 years and a months. The relatives and irlonils of the family are re spectfully invited to attend the itinera!, from her late residence. 40 Carmine street, ou Sunday, 27tU Inst.. at one o'clock P, M. Nolan.? On Thursday, April 24, 1 1 hi poet Nolan, of the parish ot llallyadems, queen's county, Ire land, in the 74th year ol her age. The friends of the family and those of her sons in-law, Michael Flood, James and Dennis Markey, are invited to attend her funeral, Irom nor late residence, 302 West Tenth street, on Sunday, the 27th, at ono o'clock P. M. Neil.? In this city, on Friday, April 25, Mary, wife of Peter Nell, In the 3stli year ol her age. Relatives and lrlends of the family are invited to attend the tuueral services, at. Rose Hill Methodist Episcopal church, Twenty-seventh street, between Second and Third avenues, on Monday, April 28. at eleven o'clock A. M., without further notice. O'Haka.? on Friday, April 2'>, Margaret, wire of Robert O'Hat a, In the 54ili year of her age. The relatives and friends of the family are re spectfully Invited to attend the funeral, from her late residence, No. a Fifth street, Hunter's Point, L. I., on Sunday, the 27th Inst., at two o'clock, P. M. Her remuins will be Interred In Calvary Cemetery. olvi'iiant.? On Thursday, April 24, ueorgb Tal bot Olyphant, of this city, in the. 54th year of his age. Tho funeral services will be held in the Presby terian church, in Fifth avenue, corner ol Nine teenth street (Rev. Dr. Hall's), on Monday, the 28th iust., at ten A. M. The friends of the family are requested to attend without further Invitation. O'^hea.? Ou Thursday, April 24, Uicuaku O'Suea, aged 45 years. His relatives and lrlends. and the members of tho Tailors' Assoclatiou, are requested to attend tho funeral, from Ins late residence, '298 East Twentieth street, near Second avenue, oil Sunday afternoon, April 27, at oue o'clock sharp. Peters.? At Kittle Rock, Ark., on Tnnrsday, April 24, altera short illness, ot pneumonia, Mrs. Emily 0. Peters, wile or burgoon Dewltt C. Pe ter*, U. S. A., and daughter ol William Stouten borough, ol Brooklyn, L. I. Notice ol Mineral hereafter. Pierce.? At Perth Ambov, N. J., on Thursday, April 24, Sarah E., wife of Edward P. Pierce. Funeral services on Sunday, '-'7th Inst., at half past two o'clock, irom the Baptist church. Powell.? .suddenly, on Friday, April 25, at the residence of her brother-in-law, James Tait, 118 Norlelk street, Mary A. Powell, aged 28 years. Richmond and New Orleans papers please copr. Koss.t-On Friday, April 25, William Ross, native of Kingscourt, county Cavan, Ireland, in the 78th year ol Ills age. The relatives and friends or the ramlly are re spectfully invited to attend the luneral, from his late residence, Ins Kast Kighty-ciglith street, oil Sunday next, April 27, at half-past one o'dok P. M. Reii.lt.? On Thursday, April 24, Mary Keilly, the beloved daugiiter of Thomas Rellly. ihe relatives and lrlends oi the family arc re spectfully invited to attend the luneral, from the residence of her lather, 433 Fifteenth street, on Saturday, 26th Inst., at one o'clock. Sciiutte.? on Thursday, April 24, Adklukid, be loved wife of Henry Schutte, aged 47 years and 6 mouths. Relatives and friends of the family, also the mem bers of United Brother Lodge, No. 356, P. and A. M., are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, rrom the Ccruiau Lutheran church, Forty-third street, between Eighth and Ninth avenues, on Monday, the 28th inst., at. hull-past one o'clock P. M. Smith.? Ou Thursday, April 24, George W. Smith. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral, at the Allen street Methodist Episcopal church, ou Sunday, April 27, at hall-past twelve o'clock. Yocno America Council, 36, O. U. A. M.? Brothers ? You ^re hereby notified to assemble at the Council Chamber, with regalia, on Sunday, April 27, at ten o'clock, to attend the funeral ol our late brother, George W. smith. Members ol sister Couucils invited to attend. THOMAS W. SAYLOR, C. Theo. Forbes, A. R. 9. spratt.? On Thursday. April 24. 1873, Nelson Spratt, born In Prlucu Edward's Island, aged 50 years. The funeral will take place from the residence ol his widow, 220 Last Fortieth street, on Sunday, at two o'clock P. M. The remains will be taken to Woodiuwn Cemetery. Toopbr. ? At the residence of her son-in-law, Robert bagg, in East orange. N. J., on Friday, April 25, 1873, Hrlin Toopkr, lu the 78th year of her age. Notice of fnneral hereafter. Van Reurrn. ? On Thursday, April 24. Eobert K. Van Beukbn, aged 7? years and s mouths. The friends of the family are resooctfullr Invited to attend the funeral, from St. Mary's Episcopal church, corner ofClassou and Wllloughby avenues, on Monday. April 2S, atone o'clock P. M. Walsii.? On Friday, April 25, John Pcrczll Walsh, native of the city of Kilkenny, Ireland, aged 44 vears. The funeral will leave the residence of his cousin, James Purcell Degge, 52 First avenue, to-morrow (Sunday), at two o'clock P. M. Relatives and lrlends please accept this uotlce. Irish papers please copy. W right.? At White Plains, on Friday, April 2S, W. Irving W right, third son or the late William Wright, Esq., ?n tne Huh year or his age. The relatives aud friends ot the family are re spectfully invited to attend the funeral; from tho residence of his mother. In White Plains, ou Monday afternoon, April 28, at half-past twelve o'clock. W ooldridob. ? On Frldav, April 25. H73, at his residence, 134 White street, Napoleon Wooi.d riiigk, a native ol tills city, in the 4?th year of hla age. Notice of fnneral hereafter. Willis on Thursday, April 24, 1?73, at pno o'clock A. M., of pneumonia, Mary E. Willis, wifo of A. I'. Willis, Esq., formerly of New Orleans, La., and eldest daughter of the late Levi Klluiaker, of Philadelphia. Funerai services from her late residence, 204 Columbia Heights. Brooklyn, at ten o'clock A. M., on Sattinwy 'J""1 Remains will be interred at Laurel Hid, Philadelphia, same day. Weight, -on Wednesday, April 23, Ambija Fosiiav, wife of Jauies Weight, in the 04th year ol her age. Ihe relatives and friends of the family are re spectfully invited to attend the funeral, on Satur day. 2i.th iustant, at twel\e o'clock, from residence of her son-in-law, Jeremiah Paugburp, ;6 Perry street. Her remains will be takeu to Tarry ? i town foi' lutcriup.nt.

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