Newspaper of The New York Herald, April 27, 1873, Page 7

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated April 27, 1873 Page 7
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I lit UIjIJj UU1I oiuiii. The Cashier of the Atlantic National Bank a Defaulter to the Tune of Over $400,000. HE SPECULATES IN WALL STREET Sispension of the Bank? The Comptroller of the Currency Appointed as Receiver to Take Charge of Its Affairs. Cool Demeanor of the Defaulter? "I Don't Want to Have a Scene About It." The Executive Committee of the Clearing House Make an Examination. A ROTTEN STATE OF AFFAIRS. What the Defaulting Cashier Says His Ar rest? Interviews with the President of the Bank, with Mr. F. D. Tappan and with the Directors of the Sank. Rumors blew around Wall street about two j O'clock yesterday that the Atlantic National Bank I was lu difficulties. For some time these rumors , could be traced to no authoritative source, and a i Herald reporter, in spite of most persistent eu? | quiiics, could learn nothing definite. A depositor | of the bank was finally njet, who, after beiug asked the question as to how the bank stood and whether it were true or not that it was in trouble, simply answered by flourishing a very respectable roll of greenbacks under the reporters nose, ' exclaiming, iu great glee, "I've got my pile, any. how." ft appears he had heard of the rumors, and j rushed iu haste to the bank to get his money. j While he was drawing it, margin and all, UK. K. L. TAIN TOR, the cashier of the bank, said, as he took his money , In his hands:? "This is somewhat irregular, Mr. A., but. 1 suppose it's ail right." This, taken in connection with subsequent develop ments, was n rather marvellous piece of self-pos session. The reporter continued his researches, and by and by the whole story came out. It is one of the most sensational of recent Wall street de velopments, and goes a great way to further prove the rotten system which prevails in the financial centre of America. It is the old, old story of a de faulting cashier; of the man who, unable to put up with a competence, wants a fortune, and, wanting It too quickly, comes out "on the wrong side 01 the fence. now TI1E NEWS CAME OCT. About half-past twelve o'clock Mr. F. L. Taintor, the cashier of the At lantic National Bank, walked into the Gallatin National Bank and asked to see Mr. Tappan, the President of the latter, he was shown into the ofllce, and both gentlemen greeted each other civilly. "Mr. Tappan,'' said Mr. Taintor, calmly, sitting down, "I have come to tell you rather unpleasant sews, which may possibly astonish you. I am cashier of the Atlantic Bank and am a defaulter to the extent of $400,000." Mr. Tappan started from his chair. It almost took his breath away that a man should tell suuli a thing in so cool a manner. "Ton are a defaulter !" exclaimed Mr. Tappan, "and to such an amount I You rather astonish me, as yofc say. But why do you come to me with such a statement ?" "l comeVoyou," said Mr. Taintor, still quite im passive, "because you arc the chairnniu of the Ex ecutive Committee of the Clearing llouse, and 1 wish you to take charge of my keys and of the bank." "Of course you have communicated these facts to the officers of your bank f" said Mr. Tappan. "Not a word of this is known, excepting to you," went on Mr. Taintor. "I don't wish the oillcers of | the hank to examine into my affairs. I much pre- ! fer some higher powet should do it." Mr. Tappan's curiosity was excited to the high est pitch. He wanted to know why the cashier came to him and confessed such a terrible state of affairs. He asked the question. "Well, you see," said Mr. Taintor, "the Direc. tors pay their visit to-day to the bank and thon j some of the facts may come out. They probably : wouldn't know the whole truth, but quite enough j to put me intq a bad box. Now, I don't want any scene about nor any reproaches. These people are old fogies and it would be unpleasant. There' is a much easier way of llxlng it ? that your committee j should come up to the bank and'make an examina tion; then you may see how things really are and verify my statement. That's the better way I am sure." "Bnt do you know to what you are subjecting yourself by this confession ?" asked Mr. Tappan. "Oh, yes," answered Mr. Taintor, "I ain fully ?Uve to it. As they say in the papers, I realize my posit)on. Bnt the best thing to do, 1 should judge, la to mako an immediate examination. Kvery moment that business goes on in the hank is a moment too much now." Mr. made A CALL FOR THE COMMITTEE to meet, and one by one they dropped into his office. There came Mr. Leveridge, of the Bank of New York; Mr. Hayes, oi the Union hank; Mr. Hunter, of the People's, and Mr. Perkins, of the Importers and Traders', who were soon made ac quatnted with the ciroumstances by Mr. Tappan. Two or three of the gentlemen then wont round to the bank at Mr. Talntor's invitation, he accompany ing them. When they arrived at the bank all was going on as usual, and it was evident, as Mr. Taintor had said, nobody had the slightest Idea of what was in tlie wind. The committee, or that part 01 It which had accompanied Sir. Taintor to t he bank, then fllpd lnlo the President's room, at the back of the building. The President of the bank, Mr. South worth, i? a gray-headed, hoary-bearded, tall old man, and when he saw the three gentlemen from the Clearing House Committee accompauylng Mr. Talntm, he seemed to have a sort of presentment that something was wrong. He extended his hands and said In a trembling voice, "What is the matter, gentlemen T" One of the gentlemen then explained the facts of the case, and when the President heard the news he simply sank back in a chair and tears came in j . his eyes. It was evident that of all news in the i -world this was THE LAST II K WOULD HAVE EXPECTED. ' For a lew moments he remained speechless. He said nothing to Mr. Taintor aud did not even look at him. When the gentlemen ironi the the Clearing llouse Committee said that perhaps It were better to close up the bank immediately, Mr. Southworth regained his courage immediately and said ho would never consent to It. The batik stood well in the eyes oi the cumuuuilt.) and he was not. obliged to close up until the lacts which were alleged agalust the bans were proven. This was the reason why the bank did not suspend, but weut on doing busi ness until three o'clock, thus saving itself from the possibility of its beiug said that the bank had failed or suspended, lu the eyes ol the law, as in the eyes of the public, therefore, the bank Is still a solvent institution mid doing business. It will en tirely depend on the report of the clearing House Committee whether the bank is allowed to open or not. THE nr?II ON TnE BANK. The story, of which the Tacts are told above, had, ?f course, net leaked out In Wall street yesterday; bat the rumors that the bank had failed were rife. I "?.? natoraBr orQdnoed a "run" npon it > wnlCu um ueeii by this ditto fortunately pro vided for. In came the depositors one on top or another almost, so great was the anxiety to get in towards the paying teller's window. When the depositors saw the quiet, orderly look of things they were no doubt greatly astonished, after bearing all the sensational rumors of tbe street. Some even plucked up courage and left the piaoe without drawing their money, but still by far the greatest number were anxious until they felt the soft pliability of their greenbacks in their tin. gers. The payiuir teller worked away very hard, and was kept busy counting the pieces of money' aud paying them out, and putting down the figures as they were given over. Hut most singular or all wan that Mr. Taintor went behind the trellis work and was superintending and orderimr the clerks around just us if he held the same position as ever. He even addressed jocular remarks to some of the aepoxitors whom he knew at all, aud no one would have supposed that he was the man who had but Just confessed such a crime as lus. it ii singular, too, that lie should nave been permitted to do so. Of course no one or the outside public knew the facts or the case, but the oitlcers In the Dank themselves It might have been supposed, would have stopped any such display. At three o'clock sharp the window at the paying teller's as well aa at the receiving teller's desk, where they had been taking in de posits as usual, went down with a click, aud after that time not a penny wsn paid out. It was at this hour that Mr. Tuppan arrived at rhe hank with the other gentlemen or the conunirtee. TSey Immediately were shown Into the president's room, and a consultation took place. It was then determined to begin the examination into the bank's affairs on the moment, and the committee set to work at it. AFTER OFFICE HOURS. in the meantime the depositors kept coming in pretty last, but in every can? they were refused anv satisfaction, aud In spite or all protests they were told "It is alter banking hours." When the clerks were questluued as to the leal trouble thev reiused to state It. tome of the depositors wont about deploring their lot, and some oi them, hair crazy with grief. \V lien told that the bank had not sus pended they would npt believe It, bat said it was a dodge to get them oir the track. At length the L'V*,1!0' depositors became so great that the out . 'ron, doors were closed, and after that time one wi th tbe officers.*1 by bC1UK lQtlmatcli' acquainted Mr. South worth went round among the depositors telling the tiouble to souie he knew well but con ?. .*? He wus himself almost mad with anxiety and despair. What had been a nour ishing institution 111 the morning was now. in h's eyes, disgraced. Some of thk depositors surrounded him and said they wanted to know the truth, uo matter what it might be. Mr. Soutli worih said tie did not know himself, and would let Ilium know what developments there were. lie then escaped back to his own room and did not un pear again lor some tune. ? j Then, on<- by one the directors or the bunk came ' dropping in. They had been tclegnfpin d for and had co in e in haste, (inly part ol them were ores- i !i,a,\ lu0Wi!M-r' -"ul ttle-r. congregated together aud I discussed the issue with great indignation, one I ol them said that "a wan wno would abuse coiill jlcnoe as i'aintor had done ought to lie lynched " ilie sentiments ol the others, while not so warm I as i his, were not fur below it in animosity to- the cashier, ilie directors shortly after had an inter- I vl(,'w with the president, but no conclusion was 1 come to as to what should brf done with Talutor i I hey were all old gentlemen and seemed to he be iuto'ered al,out tl10 8Utl(ien turmoil they had got WHAT THE PRESIDENT SATS. When the reporter or the Herald first went in early in the aiternopn, he saw the president. Mr Southworth, who said that he could not say any thing about the matter until the next day. subse quently, however, when the reporter saw Mr houthworth, he was slightly more communicative, lie persisted in keeping the lactsof the case secret and simpiv told the reporter that a difficulty had been experienced by the bank, but what it was he could not then state, and what would tie the luture of the bank Ue did not know. AN INTERVIEW WITH MR. TAINTOR. Mr. J. F. Taintor Is a young man apparently not over twdty-scven years of age. He may, possibly, be thirty, however, lie is slight aud small, much below the average size. His face is juvenile and he wears a blonde moustache and has bloude hair His eyes are blue, but piercing and sharp, and there is nothing of that flour and water look about him that some blondes possess. In dress he is natty and stylish, ami wears closely-fitting shoes over a neat toot. One would take him fora voung, but solid "blood " and possibly think he was a Wall street man There is a determined air and a dash about him which lo^ks as it he would go any length to galu a I point. He, lu one word, laokit like a man who, hav- I ill?,' played a bold game and lost, does not shrink rrorn the consequences, but fta** them out In an i "I ? Mr wiKiM^rr i | pur iia; s bold- ! nei}s. ,is he walked romid tne office yesterday i he was the, least emotfoued of ali those in the place, and there was something to admire as well as condemn in his courage. Nor did this out- ' ward bearing fail him for a single moment. To ' some men who came up and shook hands with him i and sympathi/cd in his "misfortune," as thev I termed it, he said, "Oh, it's all right; don't fret about me." When the Herald reporter failed in getting anv ! information oi any account from the president o'f I ilie bank lie looked arouud to see wno could be best buttonholed for the desired news. It was before the fact had come out and the reporter was not uware that TAINTOR WAS TIIK MAN who caused all the hubbub. Not, having the pleas ure oi Taintor's acquaintance, iu met, the reporter went up to him and a ki d him whether the bank bad tailed. This gentleman said: ? "I really don't know whether it has or not No- i body, in met, Knows. The Clearing House Commit- I tee is in session at present, aud until it gets through ' we really can't tell what' tiie condition of the i bank is.'' "You are one of the officers or the bank, are you not T" asked Hie reporter naively. "Yes, I have an executive position here," an- I swered Mr. Taintor witn admirable coolness. "Hut what is the cause or the trouble f Even I though the bank may not have railed, therein some reason lor the difficulty?" "Yes,"' responded Mr. Taintor, with admirable ' coolness, "l jiey say the cashier or the bank is in 1 a difficulty, but I don't want to say so, because vou : know it Is never safe to say these things of other i people." "And you have heard nothing or what the alleged difficulty Is?" * | "No, nothing that I am at liberty to suv The ' president might be able to tell you more than I I can. I am simply his subordinate', and it wouldn't i look well ior me to say too mucn." "Will the committee get through to-night, do I you tniuk f" "I don't know. Ittias a great deal of work lo do yet, and very probably may not be able to examine everything to-night. Hut perhaps vou had better remain aud see. .something startling may astonish you by and by." 'leu minutes alter the reporter found that the man he hail been talking to was the great de faulter, aud the effect, as he had said, was some what startling. KKEriNli BACK THE FACTS. It was a long tnue, however, before anything re liable could be obtained. Everybody belonging to the bank seemed to be interested in keeping the truth as secret as possible. The president went around to one and another and lorbid anything being said to the members or the press. Even the depositors' lips were closed, and they would say nothing, probably under the idea that the more ' they made friends with the president the more I they were like to be weli treated when the clearing up day caffik At length the reporter caught Mr. p. I). Tuppan, the Chairman of the Hearing House Committee who had been hard at work all this lime Inside the' president's office, and a&ked him some definite in formation about a matter which uo one seemed to be willing lo converse upon. MR. F. I). TAl'PAN INTKKVIKWEn. . Mr. Tappan was about to speak, when the Presi dent. Mr. nouthwortli. came up hastily, and said, "Don't tell him anything. Let him wait till to morrow, and then he'll get all lie wants." Mr. lap pan said, aloud "I can see no objection in the world to give this gentleman the Information he desires. There is not the least doubt that Mr. F. L. Taintor is guilty of having embezzled #40n,o<i0oi the bank'* money. These are matters which shwtild be made public, and not kept secret." Mr. Tapi>un then told how the matter had been first inaoe nubiic, and how the cashier had come to jitm about two o'rtoei. that afternoon and told him mat tiie pre-idi'iit and directors were about to make an CAipiiiuation of his accounts, and that he objected to it. ?n 'i-hS" t?!<* ,1'm he ''Id this," said Mr. Tappan i..?i ?i. .AU> leP?1,er. and lie then said that he r.wi I n',u v ,rclusod to K've up his ke\s to the a'"' directors, and that he should do c,rcutt,stance?. He then told me about nf hK iiViV"".' 1U"' '''"'e'1 by giving me the kevs his innH J i I" wh4ch 1,0 keeps ins securities and ? ' have examined these since and have 7 , ; 101,1 Ine ??<-? whole truth ttfifi concealed imuiliii?." knewWH^J''r-,Mr- ,r,at alt,'r the bank hour*" pt opeu Qut" the u- ual I lie president was wrong In doing this After the news ol this defalcation came to l7lin he should have closed his doors Immediately. e ,,g" o have been Mitisfie.i irom t h?- iirat tha* the mlr w could not viand such ?n onslaught as tnis Th# bank uad no right abov?- all to rec -ive anv de noil tS alter the time they knew this until three offik It was something like te 0 c?o?. A FKAL'lt ON THE OKPOStTORS as the condition the bank was In must 'have been periecth well Jtnown to the president uud Ui? other oii)cur? of the bank. u,e "What was the capital of the bank 7" asked ihn reporter. ? tno "The capital was fuoo.oon, WhtCh makes the do fatcat Ion of the counter anionnt to mo? than the whole capital or tne bank." "What will he the action of the Clearing House In the matter V1 "We can't exactly tell until the examina tion la through, but 1 am already satmued that the committee ^ ?^er8?lJ t0 bank open ing ltd doors on ... * a'ih. j ? ??,? "And what win be '"^UOli oi C learlng House In regard to the ban* checkrf on Monday ?" ftn'rtUt{!I;,re,.fhaL' H'mP'y Ifnore the certlfl>?on let? openTor iiB?"eC ?Ut" U 18 tUe on" cour> rn?hi!.r ^#,0'Tl".ain to me the Process bjr which a 1 118 this was, can embezzle ereil <" amount ol money without being disco v * h??!f l?Z P.H8,ly explained if we have officers in a Dank who do not strictly watch everything the cashier does. In many banks this is the cuse, and Hk tie" renders embezzlement Impossible, but wnere officers are lax and don't constantly look over a cashier's dolutrs he can do as he likes and HTKAL AS MUCH A8 1IK PLEASKS Without any bo# V being the wiser for it until the crash comes, on the other hand, if Talntor had made money in his speculations the fraud never Would have been discovered.'' "Me speculated, theu f" ill'/,1-.10'1! ,me to-day that he had speculated In Hall street fiou the dav he had entered the bauk ? which is it period of live ycflrn." '* then"'' hU" tb'8 money been *oin& ever elnce liivh'1?! DOf* niust have lost It recently." <in ia\ n the atanding of the bank in the financial community V" ut Dr'osuoroushutPivk '/I8 no,t been looked "Don as prosperous lately. 1 have known dunnir the nast iwu years that something was wrong and in fact no 'i'm.r'f "aviUK K,vcn ?'? vle?wsK,any ventiia 1 of coSw distrustful of the bank. th" cashier "i,BMnv ? ln?. of t,ie speculations of was L?h hupresslon Wtto that the affair nas managed rather loosely. I think this was the | ofJheVi "1|lires?lo" In V\ all street, lor the business oi tl? o bauk was not very large." "what <io you think of Talntorf" I ire flier I 'thill lliwlt(l?,"U8's U marvellous. Alto ! uian."* think he is a very remarkable young ! ,i^'",1,'lt.8l'a11 we do with Tain tor?" asked one of iu?e?view!>r8' Wh? WUS Btuuu"? ^ during Uns ? 1 should certainly hold mm." answered Mr Tun ! sm,2"u ">?""" <?"? u'n, Mr. Tracy came In a few minutes after ami mi him close. ?mcer8 arrcst Mr . Tafntor a ud keep |n the meantime Mr. Tappan had telegraphed to ll!Su0 Qiptroller of the Currency, John Jav Knox i a. klug him for instructions as to what should ho doiio with the bank and explaining the situation. . ,,NTK?VII5W WITH A DIRRCTOR. 01(1 gentlemen stood around all this time looking very uium. They were both Sectors' lie said:- 'D reporter Interviewed one of them! Hffans'.'x.^r0^^1 n<i ldea tI,at HU('"a "tateor ! Defember '^ w? made our last examination in ' piclonLy "u theu Cnd anytfting to excite your sus 'l?Uuotbl"Z Everything was correct. We ? ' , : ' ! r ,jai!K 1111,1 examined everything and lourid all right. We examined the securities I t,hrm ,OTrect. There was mltlungt indt? d, that could cause the slightest suspicion or I fin'.1?1'.) ' u'"' 1 thought and have thought since h ol ^ were goiUK well with the bank. Iliad I bank at , Ul.,,e Hwllie<" the ofllcers of the saxMn^flr M, 1'?iCUlati,,K.tS thesireet. I remember it i it",, i . ti/ne- aud lalntor was present, that if I had heard these rumors, and that if i had thought for one moment any 01 with "FKICKKS WKKB KI'KCCLATINO with the bank s money, i should resien on the r. ii i ntor tlifn said that the reports were ? o u se eUui e're s u 1 {'. t,lCro HllS ?" tru'h 'E ors'V"* mUCh had you ln 1,10 hank from deposlt "The deposits amounted to about live hundred thousand dollars. The business of the bank was good. We moved round irom Hroadway because our expenses there were too heavy ' f,ar ere dlt was good, as was shown by ti,e fact that a short time .I,? our stock was above par. There wm none oi our stock in the market lately. The larucst depositor we had was the State of New Vo?k bant TKfitl hn ireu!p,s f<lr faiial 'n our dollars, 'we lmd^ M^era,U depositors'" who^h^1^ 10 flrteen thou "Wtiat will you do with Talntor f" 'We snail arrest him. of course, find hold him WhaMtodo the U?VU>!n?? "H a" j mef" comc K0 suddenly upon n?A.b?u' this time the bank oillees were cleared or and the cfearlVglHou*c"^nimUtee.r't8' lhe 0,"Cer8 , , LATER HKVKMU'llKNTS. .ui1a,,e'",,n. the evening a IIkkai.d repfrter again called at the bank. A teh-pram had been reet>fv?ii foUowsf? ?mptr?Uer ?r tllc Currency. it rau as To F. D. Tappan, Preside,. W ?. 1875. ii.!ii?iV\i s l)^"te8,,ll uud?r section 47, and I will an 1 MeiRN receiver us s<?.n a? notified. p , JOHN Ja\ KNox, Comptroller of the Currency ?.;.?h-c.cor,ltti,c? wi,h these instructions Mr. 'lan I .in had a iiote lor #5 protested pro j'umui for the i?uri??? of throwing the bank into bankruptcy ti?V ,oltrH' u,te'1 'sutes K?nk Examiner, then I *.? eharge us receiver, in the meantime District ' il8iS l,a"' Rpnf 0|<iers witii two Uuited States Marshals to arrest Tainfor and conduct, him to Ludlow Street JalL Mr. Talntor left the scene of his brilliant exploits ln the same cool manner that had characterized all his actions durinjr the Tappanf^He said?? anotber lntcrview with Mr. TflK AMOl'VT OK MK. TAIVTOR'S IIKFAI.CATIOV !iiv,Hm(i' t,u"e between $400,000 and |42f,.ooo. It Is diMded as .ollows:? $75,W)0 in gold, which he took Wh eh h? VI" ?r. ,lle 11,ank ' > 100,000 or property Mwl- ti1 . ,mi P,aced lu the bank for sale keep S tiie bank ,nt scc"rltu"H ?hich had been in tin bank (is collateral on loans, money went ??mt?r tCU y0U When aml how thi8 in?7??!}1,,,My-Trappan- "He said that he had I,? ,, ','en,i of ,t"'8 money in February last, and that the decline in Pacific Mall had hurt him panic." l be"eVe "e alH0 lost la? I abTe^oC?Setf,nivfothe C]cnr'ng House has been an irs or nm t nn t xf ory examination oi the . .. "'e bank. The committee finds that not ouly the capital of the bonk but also its assets have completely vanished, owing to Mr. Talntor's skilful manipulations. Mr. Tappan ^. however, ffi the dejiositors will in all probability not. suffer any loss, as the stockholders are rcsponsib'e to the last dollar. Mr Meigs win !iL'?i i 0" V?,'[i^' t.? Ini,,ce a more thorough exami nation ol the bank's affairs, while the United Stales meitor'vi.1", f"e '"raulffng cashien TheappoUt n of Meigs as receiver is only temporarv fhe loliowing is the * i? .1 K,1N,ANC1Af' OONDfTION or TF1E BANK. Kcallzable assets, $649,000; liabilities to deposit, ors, $Hifi,o?o ; stolen securities from the bank #l?.,fioo (the actual value of which in market i.i $2^,000) : capital oi l>ank, $300, ooo; surplus, i :o ooo maonc an actual deficit of $004,000, This lends some to suppose that the real losses of Tain tor are much larger than he stated. *?nior arc A SAD A.VD snfiULIft STORY. A Stoker of a n Oeran Steamer Killed on the II u (in on Kivcr Railroad in Feb ruary and Identified Only a Few Days Since. NEWBUBG, N. Y., April 24, 1873. On Sunday, the 2d day of February last, the hor ribly mutilated remains or a man were picked up on the Hudson River Railroad, at FlshkUl station, opposite this city. From pools of blood which were discovered on the track it was supposed that the man had been (Irst struck by an up train, killed and thrown upon the down track, and then that a down train struck the corpse and threw it where it wus found. The head was crushcd beyond all possibility or recognition, and the body was ter ribly mangled. Tlie CORONER'S INQt'EST failed to elicit, apparently, any means of identlfl- i cation. The knife and pocketbook, together with a care:ul description ol the clothing, were, how ever, retained by the Coroner for possible future use. , Yesterday Mr. John Agnew, of 116 Western ave nue, in this city, proceeded to Ftshklll station, and irom an inspection of the articles retained by tho Coroner and from the description of the clothing he became convinced that the unknown mau was his brother, William Agncw, of Liverpool, Eng land. A HTOKIR OS TUB WHITE STAR STEAMER BALTIC. William arrived at New York on this steamer about New Year's aud came here to see his brother, when lie returned, a few days afterwards, heiound tSiat Ills steamer tia<i sailed, and he ciime back to Newburg and staved a few weeks with John. The night before the bodv was found William siarted | lor New York, intending to sail for Home oil the ' next steamer. This was tho last his brother saw of him. The manner In which Mr. John Agnew came In possession ol the linormaiioii was very singular. When the remains were found on Sunday morn ing Mr. David Stevenson, oi Fishklil Landing, saw them, A day or two ago he, with Mr. Thomas MeKlrath, of this city, was perusing a paper con taining Illustrations of the recent railroad horror in Khode island. At length Mr. Hteveason observed, as he read the description of some of the killed and wounded, It reminded him of the sight he saw on Sunday moriilntr, February 2, and proceeded to give a detailed description of THE DKAD man's AITKAKANCB and clothing. Mr. McKlrath, who tiad become acquainted with Mr. Agnew during his visit here, immediately | recognized him from the description, and sent word to his brother. The latter had In March last received a letter from his brother's wife, inquiring as to Ills whereabouts, but he could give her no in formation. He proceeded to Flshklll Landing, and, on being shown the kmle taken from the clothing of decessed at once recognized it as his own, which he had lent to tils brother, who had forgotten to return It. The poeketbook was also recognized, as also the clothing, (Tom the description given by the Coroner. The deceased leaves a wife a* three children la Liverpool, Kuglaut' THE TEACHERS' PAT. Should the Salariaa of Teachers & BectacedT? What the Fay Has Been and What""' - It I#-"The LfJwrfr Worthy *? (/ ?{$ fiire." Dnrlng the past few weeks public attention ha* been more than orulnarlly directed to the conduct and management of the common school system in the metropolis. The system of* edu<*aU9U the public schools has been brought to a point as near perfection as could well be expected ; but this re sult has been attained only after years of experi ence on the part of those to whom the work of ar ranging and directing the grades and studies has been committed. The people had become satisfied with the teachers and the way In which their work was done, and gave no evidence of disaffection or dissatisfaction at the salaries paid the directors of "the young idea." It is not everybody that can be a school teacher, and as, owing to the recent changes in the School Hoards and the peculiar ideas# or economy at present prevalent in the city, it has

come to pass that an attempt is to be made to cut dowu the salaries of the teachers, to cover up, if possible, some looseness In other quarters. The movement in this regard was originated by a Mr. West, one of the new Board of Commissioners ? a gentleman who was formerly a member of the old Board, and one who should have known better than attempt to make a show ?!' economy by curtailing the amounts now paid to the teachers. There are few men, if any, in this country who understand the responsibility of the teacher better than the present Superintendent of Edncation in this city, Mr. Henry Kiddle. In a "Manual of Discipline ami Instruction" prepared by that gentleman itissaid? j "No task can bo more responsible or require the | exercise of greater care than that of educating the ! young. To pi rform it aright special preparation ! and study are indispensably necessary, not only in i relation to the branches of knowledge wjpch . iiiu;, have been selected as a basis for i the inst ruction, but in regard to the proper met liod , and appliances to be employed in order to render ! the instruction truly effective." A class of people ! who can properly answer the requirements of the school teacher should be? and they undoubtedly ; are? beyond the ordinary limits oi "intellectual people," torUiey mast not only possess "brains" but force of character and strength or mind to compel ' obedience, enforce discipline and train the tender minds of those committed to their care. It cannot I be gainsaid that the Idea of economlzint* by re- ! ducing the pittance allowed such people is erro neous, and Hint it ??reform" must be practised in I the schools, it should be commenced In some other quarter. To show exactly how the salaries arc ap portioned, the lollowlng tables will lie found very pertinent. They show what the salaries have been j as lur back as isfi4, and how they have been ad- \ vanced in compliance with undoubted expressions , of popular estimation IStM. Principals male department, maximum $1,A')0 : Viee principals male department, maximum 1,200 i Male assistant*. an average ol WW i Female assistants (male department), an average of 4,vi j Principals female department, maximum hum Vice principals lemale department, maximum ?K) j Assistant", an average of. 400 I Principal* primary department* and schools, maxi mum (17ft i Viee principals primary departments and schools, maximum flflt) I Assistants, an average of 9J0 I In male departments, it average shall have been 200 or | less, $1A lor eucli unit ; or, it more than 20, i, $13 for eaeli unit. , In female departments, it average exceeded 120 (and not ollicrwise), SKI fur each unit In primary departments, it average exceeded 240 (anil not otherwise), $t! tor each unit. (Same until 18U7.) 1*!7. Principals male departments $2,000 to $3,000 Vice principals male departments 2,010 Miili; assistants (when only one employed) 1,410 Male assistants, an average <>i 1,400 Female assistants, an average of: ii75 Principals teinale departments maximum l,2uo Viee principals female departments, maximum 900 (Minimum fixed by the trustee*). Assistants, nn average of. 60M Principals primary departments maximum 1,012 Vice principals primary departments, maximum. . . 7is? Assistant*, average of diiu 'the minimum tor principals and vice principals was fixed b.v the trustees, tint tiy rule ol the Board llie mini mum salary paid to any teacher iu the schools through out the city was $10!). 1?!8. Principals male department' $2,2N) to $3,000 Vice principals male d pni'tim nts 2, mm Male assistant", where only one is employed MM) Male assistants, male departments, an average of... 1,400 Female assistants. male department*, an average of. 72A Principals lemale departments $1,200 to t,7ll0 Vice principals female departments 1,100 Assistant*, an average of SflO Principals primary dep't* and schools. .H,iH*ito 1,800 VIcc principal* primary deu'te and schools.. $9u0 to 1,000 | Assistants primary depar*. fonts am. ctiools, uu av erage of 1100 Prom this time imfll May i, 18/2, Uie iaies remained the same, excert in the casies where only one male ?>? sistant was employed in n school, where the rate was fixed 111 $1,600. Alter May 1, W72' the rate* were as loi lows Prini ipals male departments 93,000 Vice principals mate departments 2,. >10 Male assistants (where only one is employed) 1,SSH Male a?i-tants mule departments), an average of.. 1,062 Female assistants (male departments). an average of HS0 f Principals, lemale deparim ills 2,u?i(i Viee principals female departments $1,180 to 1,2!H Assistants, an average of 7B7 Princlptilsprlm.iry deDartmentsand schools $1.200 to l.s'iik . Vice Principals primary dep'ts and schools. .$'*00 to 1.2:<r > Assistants, an average ot out) | Minimum salary in all eusert. AOO i The question of preparing a schedule of reduc tion has been referred toil committee comprising ! M users. Keilson, Bcardslee, West, Vertnllye, Kelly, Farr, Brown, Jenkins und Hoe. The majority i?f I these gentlemen are now actively eng iged in business, and they umlouiifMilj know that those they employ, ii fitted to hold the positions they give them, are worthy of a recompense more than would be glveu to common laborers or people new to the business. They know that the majority of the 2,500 school teachers in this city are well edu cated and well trained men and women, and It Is to be hoped that the good common sense possessed i by the Commissioners will assert itself In this matter, and that economy can be, and will be, practised in some other | wiiy than In reducing the hard-earned money of the teachers. In times past It may have happened that unworthy persons secured positions by im proper means. In lact, it is a matter of record that teachers' positions have been purchased from men who formerly iiehl places as school trustees. There have been notorious cases in the Fourth ward, but when the fact leaked out that poor girls were obliged to pay wealthy but Illiterate batchers and others of a similar calibre for minor positions the matter was promptly checked by the Board of Edncation and 4he disreputable oitlcials dismissed. The teachers, however, wero not, to blame, and if there tie any unworthy persons now holding places as teachers there is a competent Superintendent and an able corps of assistants to find them out and show beyond peradventure that they are not worthy of their hire. As a class, however, they are eminently worthy, and the Hoard can naiti pub llc confidence iu other ways better than by curtail ing the teachers' pay. A Protest Against the Proponed Iteriuc tlon of Salaries. To the Editor ok tub Herald:? That Comptroller Green should look sharp\v after the large pipe men and the small pipe men ; that he should detect fraudulent paint ers and other mythical recipients of the public money, is right and natural ; but that a body as enlightened and as honorable as the new Hoard of Public Education should consider it their llrst duty to lower the salaries ol the teachers is unjust as well as unwise. No one bus ever doubted the Im portance of the teachers' duties, nor the lldwllty with which it is performed. Capable, earned, un ostentatious workers, they exercise through all clashes of society a wide and beneil rent influence for which 'they do not even now receive sufficient reward or recogni tion. Tne young teacher enters upon her duties alter years of hard study. She does not I work for amusement but for bread. The govern ment of large classes Is in itself a constant anil ex hausting strain on all the forces of mind and body. Scarcely any one who has never entered the school room in tin* capacity ot teacner realizes the amount of skill, patience and educated laber nec 'ssary to control and instruct a crowd of eager, restless and Inquisitive children. For ail thlsservice the school teacher receives $500 a year, from which she must pay tier board (six dollars a week a*t least), clothe herself and pay for washing and other Incidental expenses. She must have decent attire, even to command the respect of ner pupils, and the margin left will hardly permit her to be fas tidious about the location or surroundings of her boarding house. Regarding the higher grades of teachers, will men engaged dally In transactions tinit Involve millions oi money, tell us what value they place upon the years of noble life, (he e lo cated faculties, the Intellect, the priceless ex perience of the men nnd women who have spent ten. Alteon and twenty years in the schools of this city? The great difference between the salaries of male and female teachers, the fact that some hold honorable positions who are mere political ap pointees, disqualified both by character and capa city, are subjects well worthy of attention : but cheap instructors are neither In harmony with the spirit of the age nor the wishes of the people. Kverywherc in the civilized world to-day the ques tion of public education Is considered tli? most vital to the state. This is even true in countries where the governing classes are not taught in the free schools. With us the governing classes (on whose intelligence depends flie glory and the permanence ef the state) are educated in the puollc schools. True economy demands, therefore, tnat the puollc schools should be guarded wl'.h the most jealous care, and that they should be governed by the wisest, the most enlightened and the most liberal policy. JUSTICE. To th* Editor or tub Hkrald:? I was bo glad to read your article this morning In reference to teachers' salaries, Ac., that I could not resist adding * few. itnes, whieh yon mav hava room for. I hope, on the part of my fellow laborers in this most laborious .occupation, that yon will continue to hammer at this matter til), is jetf flefencft sar uow very meagre salaries aw at least not ?ut down. Yours respectfully, B. W. MUSICAL AND DBAMATIC NOTES. The new pantomime "Azrael; or, The Magic Charm," ami Lulu, the sensation gymnast, take the Btoge at Niblo's to-morrow evening. Herr Julius Ascher, a well-known German comedian, was the recipient o.f a complimentary benefit at the Stadt Tneutre on Friday uight, when a sparkling comedy, "Das Volk Wle's Weint und Lacht,'* was presented. Mr. Ascber played the part of the Rentier Gulsenow, utspiuviug through out much versatile humor. Dunns: her stay in Cincinnati Mme. Lucca was invited to visit the German Consul, Mr. A. Seinecke, at hit home. at Walnut Kills. Arrived at what she suoposed was Mr. Seinecke's house, she dismissed her carriage, when she iliscovered that she had not only mistaken the house, but was among a large wedding party. She was compelled to perform the rest of her journey on foot. The new edition of "Hurapty Dumpty" ha.* run to good houses during the week at the Olympic The atre. This week Mile. Morlaoclu appears in turee character dances as lollows:? "The Bee Dnnce," "Flora's Trayer to the Htorm King" and "Hnnga rlan Mazurka." Though we regret that "Bnttaio Bill" has lost his "Dove Eye," we recognize as a wise change this return of a had actress, but. a great dancer, to her legitimate pursuit. Mr. E. Molienhauer, the musical director at Booth's Thcatie, played two of his exquisite violin solos at the Salvottl concert 'last week. Bathes a composer and musician Mr. Molienhauer occupies a place by the side ot VVienlawsltl, and his lino touch often electrifies the audience lu the rntr' acte? at Booth's. Apropos of his playing wo recall the storv of Mr. Bateman on one occasion joining vigorously in the applause before he discovered the curtain was down. His cliagrln may he Imagined When he found that Mr. Molienhauer wuh not "harping on m.v daughter." Another fortnight will close Mr. Boucicault's en gagement at Booth's. It Is useless to indulge at this tlmo in any extended criticism of the dis tinguished actor's portrayal of Irish charact er, hut two points must not lie overlooked? his acting in "Arrah-na-l'ogue'' and especially in "Kerry'' Is the perfection oi ni t as seen under the unfavorable conditions of the starring system, and his concep tion and delineation of Irish life superior to any thing the stage has ever seen. The latter con sideration alone makes the losn of seeing lilui In these pieces the regret of a lifetime. Edmund Yates' story, "A Bad Lot," dramatized by one of our local playwrights, furnished no small degree of histrionic delectation last week to the audiences at the old Bowery Theatre. The piece was presented In lour acts, and was, to use the phrase of the gallery, "chuck full" of the strongest sori of stage situations; but it lacked one clement inseparable from success on the east side? it lacked action. The heroine and victim, Kitty Wilton,' "was as unfortunate and as ntfble as the most exacting reader of W. 0. M. Reynolds' literature could dare to desire; and the villain of the play, Sir Frederick Randall, Bart., "the bad lot," was one of the most infamous wretches ever impersonated even on tills stage. But there was too little histrionic muscle in it, and, as a consequence, it has been withdrawn. A new and original sensation drama, "Held in Check,'' will he presented next week. With the representation of "Under the Gaslight" last night a number of familiar faces disappear irom the stage of the Grand Opera House. Among these the most notable Is that of Mrs. John Wood, who returns to London and the St. James. Some of the younger people, however, will be as sincerely re gretted. Mr. nenry Crisp made many friends by his rendition of the Marquis de Kochcmore in "Uncle Sam." and especially by the effectiveness of his Snorkey In "Under the (5asllght." Mr. W. J. Lemoync will be remembered for the exccllence of his Colonel Flibburty and Miss Mary Cary far her Grace Flibburty and Laura Courtlaudt. Though but recently transferred from the Filth Avenue Theatre to the Grand Opera House, the growth of these artists In popular favor on the west side was rapid and* thorough, nud the expiration of their engagements must be as much a matter of regret to them us to the public. The Lydia Thompson company, which is to ap pear at the Academy of Music on Monday, May 5, will play the following pieces during the week in the order named:? "Blue Beard," "Keull worth," "Lurllne, " "Kotdn flood" and "Aladdin," closing on Saturday night, with a miscellaneous pro gramme. It is some time since burlesque of the blonde Tlioiupsop kind has been given in this city, ami though it is not art it is likely to have patrons. "Frou Frou" Is having a very succcssrul run at the Union Square Theatre, and there are no signs of an Immediate change. It is understood that Miss Agues Kthel has renewed her engagement, with the management of tins theatre and will travel most of the next season undor the manage ment of Shook & l'oliner, playing abou>. three months in this city. The Union Square company* from the acquisitions already secured, promises to be a very st rong one next season. Thomas' grand festival of music closed last night at Stcln way Hall. There were two performances yesterday. Rubinstein and Wieniawski played and Mrs. West and Mr. Whitney sung ut the mati ntfe, and the orchestra rendered some very inter esting selections. Rubinstein appeared to l>e the most prominent feature of the periormance, ami he was in ids happiest mood. The immortal choral symphony of Beethoven was performed In the evening with such a completeness ol msemtile, spirit and finish as was never heard betore In this country. The llundel and Haydn Society, of Bos ton. took part lu the last movement In Schiller's "Hymn of Joy." Want of apace compels us to postpone a detailed criticism of these two noble performances, the crowning triumphs of Thomas' festival. The receipts of the festival are largely in excess of the expenses, great though the latter be. The hall was crowdcd to suffocation at the performances yesterday. Since Mr. Sotliern began his present engagement at Wallack's, in November, only three pieces have been produced at that theatre? "our American Cousin,'' "Brother Sam'' and "David (iarrlck." This week, however, Is the last of the last named piece, and on Monday, May 5, It will be followed by Mr. II. J. Byron's comedy, "The Sqlure's Last Shilling." Mr. Sothern is to play the part of Squire Chuckley. The piece met with great success in Krigland and Is likely to be equally successful here, In which case the season will close with the production ol only five plays this Winter. Beginning with "Pygmalion and Gal atea," the season at Wallack's has been a brilliant one, even for that old theatre with Its long list or dramatic triumphs, and, adopting Artemas Ward's famous policy, on? might risk "The Squire's Last Shilling" on the brilllaucy of Its close. It is under stood that next season Mr. Lester Waliack will plav, in conjunction with Mr. Sothern, at Ills own theatre. A number of actors new to New York appear in the cast Of "Monte Crlsto," wliich Is to be pro duced at the Grand opera House to-morrow even ing, with Mr. Fechter in the leading part, or these the principal pcrsous are Mr. Charles Wheatley, who appears as Nolrtier; Mr. Charles Lcclercq, who plays Caderouse, and Miss Lizzie I'rice, who undertakes Mercedes. There Is a curious smack al?out these names In regard to which we do not venture even a guess ; but we shall, perhaps, un derstand its meaning when we see tlrem play. It Is always a dangerous experiment to supplant old favorites with new candidates tor public favor, though it is p .ssi bio Mr. Duly is right in surround ing Mr. Fechter with people who know his ways and can play In artistic harmony with him. If such should prove to be the result most persons will be satisfied with the changc. Two other ac tresses new to New York will be Mrs. Chapman and Miss Josephine Heury. Messrs. longgold, Rock well and Devere, from the Fifth Avenue Theatre, are also In the cast. The enly real favorite of the Opera House company retained for the piece is Mr. J. W. Jennings, whose Signal Man In "Under the Gaslight" we have already pointed our as one of the cleverest bits of aetlug of the Reason. The scenery and effects cannot fall to be very fine. The curiosity to sec the piece la trery groat, and there la much promise of a btllllant engagement, both belore and behind the footlights. j. THE GALLOWS II CH.irmm? M. J. Donahue Sang" at ?*d 3)yff G ambling the Primary Cause of the Murder. A letter dated at Red Bluff, Cai., April 18, gKe* tho following accoaut of the execution of M. Jf Donahue for the murder of William Orme:? On the evening of the 11th of July last Wliiiatu Orine ami M. J. Donahue were playing pool at Te? haina, In Holder's Haloon, when an all, creation sprang up, Donahue alleging that the game play.d was a swindle on him. orme, who wan a ferry man, struck Donahue ou the hand with a billiard cue arid threatened to lilt him with a billiard hall. Donahue wont away and told several that; he would Kill Orme. Next morning be bought pow der, which he said wan to kill Orrce with, lie bored holes in a brick ami "run" bullets in it. Thai same noon he went out hunting tor orme, threat ening te kill him. lie was somewhat under Mm influence of liquor. At sundown he went to Ilel der's saloon and saw Orme si; tint; there. Ilo stepped back in the doorwuv und tired a Colt's re volver. wounding one Demott in the lev. on tha second Are Or on* was shot through the lungs and stomach. Donahue ran to the bunk of the river and hid under it until he was arrested, an hour later. Orme filed that night. Donahue was in dicted at the July term and his trial began Novem ber 7, be tore .Indue, at Ked Hiuir. Colonels K J. Lewis and w. F. Crawford volunteered lor the detenoo. November 8 a verdict oi guilty oC murder tn the ilrst degree was rendered, and he was sentenced to be hanged on .lunuary 10. A motlou lor a new trial being overruled, the case was appealed. The Supreme court denied the appeal, an i the day or execution was itxed for Friday, April is. Donahue has been attended for weeks by Father Coleman. He has been gradually griming weaker, but had hopes tin this morning. Donahue is a young man of twenty-eight and a native ol Ireland, lie is live teet seven inches. He has liirh i blue eyes, light hair, thin leatnrcH, thin chin whiskers, mustache and line forehead. He is a man ol much Intelligence and shrewdness. He has been much given to drinking; and sprees. The defence sei up was liuanitv. I. ast night the -lutdow ol death began to settle about Uim and lie did not sleep. ThH motnlng at nine he ate a light breakiust. At nine o'clock n priest visited Donahue uml administered the last rites of the Church. At hall-past twelve our re porter had an Interview Willi the prisoner, lla made the tallowing statement: ? Til K ACCI -KI>'S 8TATKW K'N'T. Orme and I were playing pool; he hud Roden to keep the game and hiul some talk with Kudea some time previous. 1 saw Uoiien swindling me. Whenever I "burst" I "put up," but Orme didn't. I said to Kodeti, ,"li you keep the game, keep It right ami put the balls down when either of us 'burst, ami stop handling tho ?pot money.'" He said, "If yon don't iiko the way 1 keep the game. Keep it yourself." orino then said, "What in the hell are you growling about;" then he struck at uie wtlli a billiard cue. ? threw up my hands and received the blow on tlio knuckles, lie then struck me ugaln on the arm and grappled me; he beat nie in the face and jammed me against the table; I halloaed for hcip and to have him taken off. Then Rod on said, "Hill, be lias got enough." Airme replied, "Oetout, you son of a b ? h," and grabbed the balls to hit me. Roden got them away from him. i went home feeling bad and next morning thonght that I hud been m the wrong as I had l>een in liquor. When I went down town I hoard Orme hud bragged of (IckiiiK me, and dared the o Ulcers to arrest him. I heard he was threatening to kill me, so 1 prepared my sell wltu a pistol and told people I didn't Know why Orme wanted to kill lue, but ii lie tried to he would get more than he bargained lor? 1 was not gmng to give Uim the "drop ou me." At dusk I met liirn in Helder'a saloon, where lie was sitting down. 1 stepped out, when he saw rue aud made a movement. I said aro you the man who tiled to Kill me last night t He uodded, then I tired. 1 was considerably under the Influence of liquor, and don't know what I did then until I was arrested. It Orme had left me aloue I would not Nave hurt him; he might have lived a thousand years. 1 never harmed a man until Orme "crusned iti on me." if 1 had friends I'd nave been out long ago. TO TUK BOA KKOLP. Deputy Sherlfl? "Come, Donahue, time is up." Donahue? "All right, 1 am ready." l)i>nahno walked out of his cell in his stocking feet and shirt sleeves, went to each prisoner arid bid them goodby. To two he said: ? "Cod bless you: /nay you never come to what 1 have. See what, liquor has done tor me." The Sheriff went ahead; next came Donahue; your reporter tlicn, the priest and Deputy Sheriff. As we came Into the blaze ol the sun oi a most glo rious Spring day, warm, balmy and beautiful, Dona hue stopped ami looked upward and all around, then, seeing the crowd outside the fence of the jail yard, be lilted Ids hat, bowed, waived It uiul cried out itr a loud voice, "Goodby, boys 1" The pnmtsulon went down the south walk of the yard, and at* we turned Into the east walk another crowd wa?? seen on that side, lie repealed the salute to It. He tripped up the steps of tlie scaffold lightly, anil stepped on the trap promptly. Kneeling down ho repeated after the priest a prayer. At the elos<? Donahue rose and stood easily and carelessly. His hands trembled nervously, but he looked the I'nder Sheriff h.-p-ari m the eye steadily as lie read the death warrenf. ADJl'WlXO THE 'TRAPS ANU NOOSE. At thin time twenty-seven persons were on tha scaffold and thirteen under it. Sheriff' Slceth whu terribly affected and almost unnerved. Sheriff McClure aided lifm wltlujidvlce bow to adjust tho st raps, which were buckled en the arms, above tho elbows, around the crossed hands, behind the back*, about the thighs and ubmit the ankles. These straps were the same that bonnu John A. Wright, hashed at Yuba Citv, March 16. Then Sheriff Mleetb took a noose made from the same coll of rope from which was cut the noose that bung W right, a Hive-eighth inch Manila cord, umi as fie adjusted It on Donahue's neck the prisoner turned his head around to the Sheriff, with a smile, and said, '?Sieeth, can't you put that under my arms? t was always ticklish around the neck." This waa the straw to upset the Sheriff, and his hand shook, with ins excite ui< nt. MoClure, who was just as nervous when he hanged Wright, now coolly showed Us brothi r officer where to fix the knot behind the ear. This done, Donahue was asked If he had aught to say, and he turned to your reporter and muttered, "He has it," or words ol that character, in a very low voice. Sheriff Sieeth then threw tlie black velvet clotl* over his head und pinned It behind aud before. Donabue bow cried aloud, ??Oh, God, receive my soul! Oil, Cod; have mercy on me! Uod protect me !" Tim THAI' HAI.LS. At that instant sieeth pulled the lever, the traj? fell quick as a flash, and Donahue shot downward like an arrow six teet. Delng a silgnt man, he re bounded on the rope, whirled round and then hung motionless. The drop tell exactly at slxteeu min utes and twenty seconds past one o'clock. tub back of dmath. Drs. Jeffress atid J. S. Cameron at once stepped to the body and observed thai the nock was broken pcriectly, and then began timing the ebbing of life, the spectators standing around tn breathless silence? Dr. Jeffress counting the pnlse. Dr. Came ron counting the heart beats aud your reporter keeping tally or Donahue's life current as It ebbed aganut the illimitable shores of a dark eternity. At one o'clock and slxteeu and a half minutes a slight tremor passed over Hie whole body; the chest heaved once. The pulse at 1:02 marked now the remarkable fluctuations which doctors will record among the usual phenomena ol nanging. At 1:17, pulse was 114; 1 :17'w, pulse 108; 1:19, pulse 10'.'; 1 :jn, pulse 00; 1:20 15, pulse 132. "What ou earth Is that ?" says Dr. Jeffress. "That's unusual," says Dr. Cameron. 1 :21, pulse 68 ; 1:22, pulse i:i8; 1:22^, pnlse 10!?, but very leeble; 1:23'.*, pulse 66, and much Ice bler; 1:24, no pulse, but heart fluttering; 1:26, heart lieats los, no pulse at wrist; 1:27. pulse beats Irregularly ; heartbeats 108; 1 :2X. heart 76, feeble pulse; 1:2U, heart 72 and leeble puise; 1:30, beart 06 and very leeble ; no pulse now at wrist; 1:31, heart 48 ami no pulse ; 1:32, no heart-beat, slight fluttering; 1:33, dead. THE KI NKRAt,. As this word was pronounced the coffin was borne into the enclosure, it was neatly made and covered with velvet, and silver monnted. On the top lay a beautiful wreath of white rosea, placed there by the sympathizing hands of Mrs. Kelley, of this city. A fine nearse stood outside. The body was cut dowu, the noose removed and measured; it had drawn to a loop two Inches by three and one-half Inches. The cotlln, now tenanted by ltH clay, was closed and carried to the hearse. Your r?MJorter thought thw hardly a pauper's funeral, and asked whence tnia extra expense In the way of the itinera), when tie was Intornied tnat li. McKeon, (leorge Wortti lngton, M. Kennedy, M. Ward, Father Coleman. H. Mooney ami some half a dozen others tiad con tributed the money, and determined this trtend. less wretch should have a decent burial. They tal lowed him to the cemetery. Father Coleman pro nounced a prarer, and so ended the last act In the drama ot the law's swift vengeance. TROUBLE OF THE GREAT WESTERN TELE GRAPH COMPAHY. Chicago, 111., April to, l?73. Judge Blodgett, In the Inlted States Circuit Court this morning, granted the petition of J. Hilton and the Commercial National Hank of Chi cago lor the adjudication in bankruptcy of tho Great Western lelegraph Company. Counsel lor the comp.tny entered a motion for a review of the proceedings before tho Circuit Court, and prayed that, pending such review, uo warrant oi seizure Indue, which motion was granted by the Court. 3H00TINQ AFFRAYS. During ?n altercation lust evening In the llquof store of Jules Johnson, at the corner of South and Kultou streets, Michael Costcllo, of 340 Pearl street, was shot aud slightly Injured In the right hand by William II. Morton, a resident ol Mount Vernon, who was arrested by the police of the Second pre cinct aud locked up. The lujured man was taken I to the I'ark Hospital. Manuel Mantilla, ol 048 DeKalb avenue, Rroonlyn, I was shot In the left jaw last nlgflt, In the Itqifer store of L. Martinez, No. 95 Maiden lane, by Serapio Sei pa, who was arrested by the police of the Sec ond precinct. Mantilla was takeu to the Park Hospital, where his wound was dressed, lie wiu taken to hlB home bv his friends.

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