Newspaper of The New York Herald, June 7, 1873, Page 5

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated June 7, 1873 Page 5
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He Body if Ike Murdered Man Taken to Saratoga Yesterday* TOE CORONER'S INQUEST. The Circumstantial Story of the Killing. "I BATE SHOT HIM FOUR TIMES." Evidence of Guests in the House, Physicians and Servants. "HAVE SHOT FATHER - LOOK TO MOTHER!" Clear Verdict of the Jury?"Death at the Hands of Frank H. Walworth." The Extraordinary Statement of the Prisoner. Committed to the Tombs to Await the Ac tion of the lirantl Jnry. THE OBSEQUIES IN SARATOGA. 7^7^^ I The cxcitcment >u relation to the Walworth par ricide received a fresh impetus irom the proceed, ings or the Coroner's jury and the funerai of the nurdered man. The feeling of horror with which the crime is regarded is gradually deepening as the facts of the case develop themselves, aud it is felt by all that whatever the faults of the man who is gone to his account mar nave been there are two ?Ides to the story, it being almost impossible to | imagine that any one could become so utterly de praved and base as Walworth is represented to have been without having received some provoca tion or met with some trlalB which unsettled his mind and drove nim to excess. Whether this side of the story will ever be revealed or not Is very problematical, bnt the deceased had near and dear friends who assert that he had noble and generous qualities, notwithstanding the mass of evidence to the contrary. It is doubted by many whether the conversion of Walworth to Catholicism was sincere or not. His religions principles were never strong, and though for a time alter his conversion his moral character greatly improved, the refor mation was not very deeply rooted, and he re lapsed Into a state of otter indifference upon all religions subjects?an Indifference that verge* upon Infidelity. It Is Bald that latterly he was somew hat inclined towards the Episcopal Church, but thlB statement is mere hearsay. THE FUNERAL. The body, which has been lying at the under takers', Senior A Benedict's, since Tuesday, was plated in a handsome casket at six o'clock yester day morning, prior to its transportation to Sara toga. Mrs. Walworth left the city on Thmsday evening for Albany by the steamer of the People's line. 8ho had borne the trials which were forced npon her by the tragedy with heroic iortitude (or two entire days, but when she got on board the ateamer the fictitious strength that had sustained her gave way, and she looked, the heartbroken woman she was. She left New York for the pur pose of attending the fnneral of her erring and anfortunate husiiand, though it had previously been asserted that she would not t>e present at the last ceremony. She would have remained with her son had it not been lor the funeral, and left Hew York for the express purpose of attending it. Bhe had eight honrs to prepare lor the ceremony ?Iter her arrival in Saratoga. The coffin containing the remains bore an in scription containing the name of the deceased, with the date of his birth and death, lie was born In 1830, and at the time 01 his death was forty-three years of age. His face, though somewhat disfigured and decomposed when placed in the coffin, still presented many traces of the manly beauty for which in his early days he had been celebrated; and an idea could be formed, looking^t him cold in the coffin, oi his immense muscular power and ac tivity. A bouquet had been placed upon the body the preceding night, and yesterday morning A BEAUTIFt'L WKKATH OF TI'BEROSKS was placed upon the coffin by the same hand which i had decorated the body?Mr. McMullen, a relative of the deceased by marriage. Though the prisoner has ostensibly died in the profession of the catholic religion none si the religious services or his church were held unon the occasios, the only ceremony over the remains being a short and impressive prayer, which was orreied by the Kcv. Jatnes Lud low, of the Mrst Presbyterian church, of this city. At the conclusion of the services the body was Slaced in a handsome hearse and, removed to the rand Central depot. it left by the eight o'clock train and was to reach Saratoga about hall-past three o'clock in the afternoon. It was not known what arrangements were made at Saratoga for the reception of the body. The Kev. Father Walworth was, however, to have charge of It. The remains were to be interred in the cemetery at Saratoga, in the lot of Chancellor Walworth. So ends the closintr scene In the life of Mansfield Tracy Walworth, returning a corpse, murdered by the hand 01 his own son, to the upoi where his childhood and youth were passed, and where his father long lived, known and respected by all. His sad fate preaches a sermon more pow erful than any that can be uttered from a pulpit, showing, as it does, that there Is something rotten In our society and our boasted civilization, when a husband could persecute his wife for years with Impunity, and the child of his loins become the avenger, and sacrifice his own lather to his lury. THE INQUEST. The inquest was to have taken place at half-past teu o'clock, and long before that hour the room in Which It was to be held was filled with reporters, Witnesses and persons attracted by curiosity. At half-past ten Coroner Young and his deputy, Dr. Marsh, accompanied by the jurors, arrived, but there was no appearance or the prisoner, and his arrival was anxionsly looked for. Two officers had been despatched to bring him up, but there was no appearance of them either. Eleven o'clock came and half-past eleven, and still there was no appearance of young Walworth, and the ! crowd of people who were awaiting hlB arrival wsre scattered through the station house and on tbe ' street, eagerly loekiug lor him. The delay seemed so strange and unaccountable that many persons thought something serious had occurred, and, to allay their anxiety, Coroner Young tele graphed to the Sixth precinct station house to as certain the cause of the delay. An answer soon came, saying that the prisoner had left the Tombs tn charge 01 two sergeants, and was on his way up. Precisely at twelve o'clock there was a rush made towards the room where the Inquest was to be held, and it was announced that young WALWORTH WAS COMINO. In a minute after a coach drove up, and from It there then alighted the prtsoner, In charge of Sergeants Mmuns and Keating, Mr. Charles O'Oonor and ex-District Attorney Garvin. Every eye was fixed upon the youthful murderer as he approached, but he appeared cool and uncon cerned. evidently having no Idea of the terrible crime he had committed or the unfortunate posi tion in which It had placed him. He walked into the station house with a careless. Jaunty walk, and took a seat at the table beside the Coroner. He Is only nineteen years of age, bnt teoks some what older. He wears slight side whiskers, which Impart to hlnv a more manly appearance than he would otherwise possess. He has dark blue ?yM Md Air hair. Whlsh Jfee wean Darted la t*t middle. Kts race la decidedly good looking, and has, by no meant, a sinister expression. The dress lie wore wms a light gray tweed suit, light necktie and soft hat. Many old police officers looking at him, said he was the coolest murderer they had ever seen in a long career of active service. It was seldom that xnch an array of legal talent could be seen at a Coroner's Inquest as gathered together at this one. District Attorney Phelps represented the State alone; but for the prisoner there appeared Charles G'Conor, the Nestor of the lejral profession, who occupied a seat beside hi* unhappy client; Mr. Garvin and JJr. Miles A. Beach. Mr. McMulIln and several other members of the family were in the room. The morn ing was beautilul ana brignt before the inquest opened, but the inquiry into the dark tragedy ha<l not proceeded lar wlieu the sky i>ecame suddenly overcast, and vivid flashes of lightning penetrated ?iuto the room, accompanied by terrific thunder claps. The rain poured down in torrents, ami the room became so dark that gas had llnally to be lighted. It wus felt by many that there was some thing portentous in the angry elements, and they were certainly In consonance with the feariul tale ? oi parricide which was given to the jury by the witnesses. Ail througii the investigation the pris oner remained sitting in the same position, some times drumming upon the table with his Angers, and occasionally WHISPERINO TO MR. O'CONOR, who was eagerly watching the case as it pro ceeded. He paul marked attention to whatever Mr. O'Conor said and eagerly complied with his slightest wish. While one of the witnesses, a Mr. Merehead. was detailing to the jury what he had heard on the morning of the murder, he, by direc tion of Coroner Youug, Intimated in a rather dramatic maimer, by claps of his hands, the in tervals which took place between the shots, the prisoner seemed to be slightly agitated, but the feeling was only momentary and soon passed awav. One of the witnesses, Mr. Karrctt, the cashier of the Sturtovant House, when he ap peared to testify, shook the prisoner by the hand, and seemed very much affected. He gave his evi dence in a very unwilling manner aud it was with difficulty he was made to answer some questions. Coroner Young, how ever, wno conducted the inquiry, in a very able manner compelled liim to answer tne questions which were asked him. There was very little interference from counsel on either side, but Mr. O'Conor once or twice took execution to the reports oi Dr. Marsh as they were read, and asked to haw alterations made. The evidence of Ser geant Keating, to whom the prisoner delivered himself up on the morning of the murder, produced a great sensation, as new facts were developed which had not come out before. Walworth seemed perfectly rational throughout the inquiry, and showed no symptoms of the insanity which it is rumored the defence will attempt to prove. It was expected that the inquest would only occupy a couple of hours, but it did not conclude until nearly live o'clock. Coroner Young wishing to make the inquiry as full and searching a one as possible. He low will bo found a verbatim report of the evi dence. The Evidence. Coroner Young, when the names or the jurors had been called, addressed a lew words to them, and cautioned them against being in any way in fluenced in their verdict by anything that thev had heard, or anyt hing they had read in the papers. They were to be guided solely by the sworn testi mony which would be produced, and no outside considerations were to have any weight. The in quest was then proceeded with.. Eliza Sims was the first witness sworn. She testified as follows:?! reside on Fourth avenue, between Fifty-fourth and Fifty-tilth streets; 1 let rooms at that place; I knew the deceased Mr. Wal worth ; he hired rooms frem me; he has occupied rooms at uiy house for two years; 1 saw him on last Monday, about twelve o'clock; 1 breuglit a i pail *1 water to the door of his room and left it | there; he lelt the house between one and two; don't know what time he returned, but I heard lilm : coming back; one person called during his ah- | sence; a gentleman; I saw the gentleman; this is hlin (pointing to the prisoner); he came into my room; he asked me was his father in; 1 said I did , not know; 1 went to the door of Mr. Walworth's room, found he was not In, aud came buck and 1 told him; the yoang man told me to please tell his 1 lather to call at the Stui tevant House, that his sun ) wished to see him; 1 asked him was he Mr. Wal- I worth's son; he said yes; I said to him he had : better leave a note lor his rather; he hud materials I lor writing, and he wrote the note on a tanle; he | did not seal the note up; 1 lelt the note on Mr. ; Walworth's table; 1 HEARD OF MR. WAI.WORTH'S DKATtI on Tuesday afternoon; on Tuesday morning I heard Mr. Walworth rise at a quarter past Ave; > it was almost three o'clock when the prisoner called. Witness recognized the note written by the prisoner; it was produced. It read thus:? Tnui.r O'Cl.OCK, f want to settle twine family matters. ? 'all nt tin* Sturtc.'Tuut Mouse, it I am not there I will lenve word with the clerk. FRANK H. WAI-W0BT1I. Mr. Frank Walworth was very cool and-courteous when he called; the deceased, to my knowledge, never wore a valuable gold watch. The witness could not write, and made her mark. Josiah Moreliead testified?I reside at the Sturte vant House; 1 am at preseut out of business; have lieen a merchant for several years past; I was not ac quainted with the deceased or with liis sou; I think I saw tne latter in the office hall on Monday after noon: on Tuesday morning, about six a'ciock. I rose from my lied and pullcu the blinds, as the llglit was too strong; I heard a doar knocked some where in my neighborhood and a voice said, "Sir, here is a card for you;" I heard the door open after and shut, and in a short time after I heard a shot, fallowed by A CRY OF Ml'RDKR, another shot In quick succession, and a er.v of mur der, a third shot and a cry of murder again; I then heard the door shut, and some person run in the entry: In ail 1 heard lour shots; the shots were fired In quick succession: 1 got out of bed, pulled mv pantaloons on and got Into the lobby : when I got out iuto the passage 1 think 1 saw t lie house keeper, but 1 am not certain; Mr. Do?llttle ran up stairs and lound a man in the bath room faking his bath, whom we first, supposed to have commit ted suicide; 1 went iuto the room where the de ceased was round; Ills leet were against tile door, and his head was towards tne wasiisiand; he was not dead; he moved his head three times; 1 assisted in placing lmu in ;he bed; I did not go into the room when I first went to t he doer; I mentioned to someone to send lor l)r. Chllds; Mr. Lehiud had already sent for him when I sug gested it; the head was a little inclined lorward; the legs were doubled up, and the lelt arm seemed to be broken: 1 heard no Bounds of scuttling and heard no talk before the Aring took place; it there had been any loud talking 1 would probably have heard it; the cries of "Murder!" were uttered in a loud voice; the exclamation was one which any man would make under the influence or tciror; my supposition was tliat. there was a flglit up stairs among the servants; JH7 is the third floor from the street; It is called the second floor in the hotel: the door of the room opened about twenty inches before touching the feet of deceased. Or. S. Uusscl Childs, sworn?I reside at the Sturtevant House: 1 have an office there; I have a regular practice; on Tuesday morning, about half past six, I was sitting in the reading room, and re ceived a message to go to 2fi7, to see u gentleman ; 1 went to tho room, and on opening the door saw there were two or three gentlemen In the room; I saw the body ol Mr. Walworth, lying as described by the last witness; the body was resting on the lcrtside: the head partially rested on the base of | the washstand; I lelt the pulse, but it did not move; the pulse hud ceased to beat ; there was a , faint effort at respiration, bnt that soon ceased; there was a pool of Hood near where the head rested; the eyes were open and fixed; the wall above the basin WAS J.ARtiKI.Y RKSMKAHEIt WITH BI.OOIi; there was a filmy appearance about the eves: sec- ! lug that he was deau or nearly ho 1 stepped out to i see the housekeeper; while I was out Dr. Fleming, j Dr. Mullord and some others came iu; the itody i was placed upon the bed and the upper portion di- i vested of clothing as much as was necessary to make a proper examination; in examining the body found that one nail had entered the right side near the sixth rib, another had entered the left aide ulHJtit two Inches below the collar bone; another ball had fractured the jaw; Dr. Fleming made an examination sufficient to determine the course of tne balls, bnt not sufficient to make a thorough cxamluatien :'Mr. Morehcad and Mr. Doo Uttlc were there when "the wounds were probed; they were not probed sufficiently to cause any irri tation. . , c, Charles M. Doolittie, sworn?I reside at the Stur tevant House: aui steward of the house; about six o'clock on Tuesday morning I got up aud dressed hurriedly and came down stairs; on the third laud ing I met the housekeeper, and was speaking to her about some matters when I heard the report of a pistol; 1 heard aery; I could not tell whether the ahout was "Murder" or not; at the same time 1 heard the bell in the office ring lurlously: I ran to the hall and could see no disturbance, although I ame lied powder; Iran down to the office to find from wuat room the bell did ring; I think young Mr. Walworth was In the office when I went down first, but I am not sure: I was told t>.v the clerk that young Mr. Walworth had shot his father at J07; I went up stairs and came down agala. and young Walworth was then wording a telegram; he had asked for a policeman, and the night clerk had sent for one; I went up to 207 and opened the door lar enough TO SHE A MAN LYINO ON THE FLOOR; I then went back down stairs again and found young Mr. Walworth still waiting lor a policeman: while be was waiting I suggested that he should send for a policeman by the district telegraph; and one Boon came; 1 was asked to go for a policeman, and I met the policeman right iu the door; Mr. Walworth walked out with him; 1 sent then for Dr. Fleming; I did not hear Mr. Walworth say he had shot his father; I -did not hear him speak; I don't recollect the number of snots I beard; they came in too quick auccesaien; mere waa nothing on the part of young Mr. Walworth which showed that he had any dealre to eacape; he wu quite aool and collected. Dr. W. M. Fleming sworn?I reside at 43 West ThJrti-first street; am a regular practitioner; on last Tuesday morning, about half-past six o'clock. Mr. Doollttle came to my sleeping apartment and said a young fellow had shot his lather at the sturU; vant House, and that I was wantod immediately; I went right round and went np to tberoom M7; saw the iiody or deceased lying on the floor, on the left side, with anna extended: there was blood ppoo the vaskftMd, jtpon the floor Mid upon the wall; there vu bloody water in the basin; I inquired how long it was since tne affair too* place, and was told only a few moments; I felt the pulse of the right wrist, and thought there was a alight sensation; 1 was told not to touch the body until the Coroner came, bnt I said the chance of saving llle was of more importance thau tho Coro ner, and, with the assistance of Mr. Leland, I raised the body and laid it on the bed; 1 noticed then tnat one arm was broken. (Witness then described the wounds upon the body of the de ceased.) The face was smeared with blood; 1 tore open the shirt and uadershirt and made an exam ination: 1 felt the chest, and was satisfied the man was dead; 1 took a case lrom my pocket and prooed the wound; 1 began to examine the feat ures of the man, and recognized him, as I had known him casually for two years; the card be sent up was handed to me; THK CAHD WAS PRODUCED, SMKAKKD WITH BLOOD; there was present in the room at the time Mr. Moruhcad, Mr. Leland, Dr. Childs ami Dr. Mulford. Dr. Mulford corroborated the testimony of the previous witness. John Harrison, a night watchman at the Sturte vant House, sworn, and testified as follows:?I was on duty on Monday night; about six I wus coming down stairs after making my six o'clock calls, and when near the lauding on the second floor I looked down the hall as I usually do on my rounds, and did not see or hear anything; 1 returned back and locked agalu down the hall and 1 .leard the report I of a shot, and then three more in quick succession; l Mr. Doolittle ran up; there was between one min uto and a half to two minutes intervened between the first and the second shots; went up to the door of 287; as the door opened I saw the leet of a man lying on the floor; there was a folded towel under his lieud clotted with blood; there was a black hat upon the floor with crape on it; I remained in the room about t wo minutes; the man was still alive and breathing; 1 went and called Mr. Louis Leland and woke him up; I went up again and stayed with the body until it was taken away, about eleven o'clock in the day: I did not sec young Mr. "Wal worth at nil, and uon't recollect having ever seen him until to-day. William 11. Ames, a bellboy at the Htnrtevant House, sworn?I was on duty ou Tuedaay morning early; was at work about teu minutes to live; saw young Walworth at the hotel on Monday afternoon; he had a light hat and light overcoat on; I think lie was assigned to a room; he went up stairs and came down again, aud talked to one ol the clerks; 1 I did not see any more ol him during the night; 1 , went up to answer the annunciator the next morn ' iug; the clerk gave me a card and told me to carry it up to 'Ml; 1 carried the card up before the bell of 2(17 rang; there was a man standing at the hotel desk, very tall ami stout, waiting: I ranped twice at the door of 287 aud said I had a card; the door was slightly opened Troin the inside aud 1 handed in the card; he said tell the gentle man I am not up and am not dressed; i am not sure which ho said; I waited down stalls a few minutes and the bell of No. 267 rang; young Mr. Walworth was dressed and sitting near by the window, with his hat. and overcoat on; he said "?how the gentleman up;" he wus sitting cross legged, and I'llKUK WAS NO EXCITEMENT ABOtTT HIM! I showed the gentleman who was waiting up; he watj JMt excltec) either: 1 ipiew who he was by ins card; when I had hiigwti liiih into the room 1 cairte down stairs; in about five or teu minutes a/KT I came down young Mr. Walwvrtli came down in a hasty manner, and went up to Mr. Barrett and spoke to him; one of them said to me go for an officer, and as I was gelng out one of them said, "Go quick as lightning;" 1 went out and went up aud down the street, but could not. And one; 1 came , back aud told Mr. Harrett. and he said "All right, I havo found one;" when I showed the deceased up I knocked at the door and passed in ilrst, and Mr. Walworth, Sr., came In alter me; 1 thought he looked at the other rather cros#; he had not a 1 very pleasant expression ou his face; 1 did not notice the young man get up. W. C. Harrett, who on being called shook hands with the prisoner, said his home was at Saratoga Springs but at present is cashier of the sturtevant House; 1 was slightly acquainted with the de ceased; have known him about two years; I have knewn Krauk, the son, about the same length of time; I went on duly about oue o'clock on Mon day; I remain until six and go off until six the | next morning; was on duty Monday alternoon when Krank Walworth registered his name; it was about three o'clock; lie did not say to me where he had come lrom, but he said lie had Just arrived on the tralu; he wanted a room and dinner; 1 gave him a room aud he went up to It; he did not speak of his fattier, and did not ask to be directed to any part ol the city; 1 saw him when he came down again in the aiternoon; he was up about an hour; : whence came down stairs 1 said to him we would take supper together in the evening: he went out j toward the door and did not make auy Inquiries: he came in again about seven o'clock; lie asked me what tune I would go to supper and l said about eniht o'clock; we took supper together; we talked of ordinary matters at the supper table: there was nothing said that would have the least bearing npon tnis case; we remained at the supper table i about hall un hour, and then came down stuirs 1 again; I left him in the nail and did not see him I agalu until half-post six o'clock the next morniug; , prior to my seeiug him Mr. Walworth, Sr., caino In; the night, clerk usked me where Mr. Frank Wal I worth's room was; 1 did net hear Mr. Walworth j make the Inquiry; 1 was behind the desk; Hie hell | boy was sent up to Krauk's room with a message, I to say that a gentleman was waiting to see him; I I don't know anything of the movements of Mr. Walworth, Sr., uutii Frank came down stairs; 1 Krauk caino down stair?, and he came up to the ! desk and said he had shot his father and wanted a ! policeman; I then said, "Vou don't say you shot ' your fatherr" lie said, "VKS, I SHUT HIM FOUR TIMES J" I 1 said, ill a surprised way, "You don't say so: ' he | said again, "Send for a policeman or get a police man as noon us you can;" he did not assign any reason lor the shooting; I don't remember hearing j any one say "quick as lightning;" alter the boy I had goue lor the policeman Waiwortli gave me his money and settled his bill; I wrote out a telegram; j it was addressed to Walworth. Albany, dated lrom Hie hotel; it sttid, "1 have shot lamer; look alter mother;"' the despatch was signed Frank i Walworth: I said to him I was sorrv he did it; then he walked away; 1 understood thai he wished to ' give himself up; he seemed anxious to do so; I have not seen Krank since that time until the present; I wa? down at the Tombs on Tuesday, but did not see htm; the policeman who took lilrn was not a regular policeman; he was H orn the district telegraph. Sergeant S. Keating, or the Twenty-ninth pre cinct, sworn?I was on duty at the desk on Tuesday morning from six until eight o'clock; at forty-five minutes past, six Krank W. Walworth uud another young man with him came into the oflice; Mr. Wal worth slated to me that he had shot Ids lather and that he wanted to give himself up; I could scarcely realize that such was the case; he told me he had shot In in ai the Sturtevant House, and I sent round to see II it was so: young Walworth pulled a pistol out ol his pocket and said, "This is the pistol I have shot him with."' (The pistol?a large-sized revolver?was produced.) 1 asked him Ifhlsfather was dead, and lie said he must be?"he was pretty near it THK LAST TIMK I SHOT HIM," ! at the -nine time showing me the back of his baud, which was blackened with powder; i asked him i then why he had done it; he said the oniy reason was that his rather ana mother hail not lived to gether for some time, ami that his lather hail threatened to kill himself and his mother some time previous; I then asked him how long it was since he had seen Ins father previous to the shooting; he said not since last Tali, 1 then asked him If he Had had any trouble with Ids father before he shot him that morning: he said "No;" Sergeant Taylor searched him some time after, and found in his pocket u small penknife and some stamps; he said, when we took the knife away lrom mm, "Are you nfraid I will commit suicide, "it so you urn mistaken;" the coroner was theti sent, lor; I made a memorandum oi the conversation in case I should be called upon to tes tily In the case; Dr. Childs visited the prisoner in Ills cell, and the latter gave him a telegram to semi: it was addressed to -Mr. T. Hardin, 182 La Salle street, Chicago, Illinois;'' it read, "I shot lather this morning. F. Walworth." Sergeant W. Mullin sworn?-aid he was in formed of the Fhootlng by Sergeant Keating and went, to the Sturtevant House to ascertain the truth: on my way I uiet the officer who was pre viously sent coming back; 1 came to the station house with the messenger, and hi a few minutes alter Mr. L. Leland aud Dr. Mulford came in from the Stnrtevant House; I went with them to the Coroner; after notifying the Coroner I went, di rectly to the hoiei aud went to room and SEARCHED P0R A PldTOI? BIT PUtMP NONE; I took whatever property there was ou the body; In the Inside coat poi-kei 1 loumi the letter wnlcli was addressed to deceased by his sou on the previ ous evening and a bunch or keys. Dr. Marsh then gave the particulars or the au topsy, which have been already published. Death was due to shock aud from an internal hemor rhage, which was caused by the wound on the left side. The Coroner addressed a few words to the jury. They retired to a room provided lor t hem by Cap tain Hinder. When they had retired the prisoner and Mr. McMnlllu earnestly conversed together, the former occasionally glancing at Mr. O'Conor, who was talking with Coroner Young. The jury, as might be expected, did not remain ont over ten minutes, tne evidence being sufficiently strong to determine the cause of deatn without much deliberation. When they came and took their seats the Coroner asked them the usual questions. The prisoner glanced carelessly at them and seemed perfectly unconcerned as to what their decision would be. The foreman ol the jury, Mr. Reynolds. In a slightly tremulous voice, read the following verdict > THE VERDICT. We And that Mansfield T. waiworth came to h.(s death from a shock and Internal hemorrhage, the result or a pistol shot wonnd of the chest, said pistol having been discharged at the hands of rrank H. Walwertli, at the stnrtevant IJouae, New York, on Sunday morning, June a, 1873. The cornnor then, amid breathless alienee, ad dressed the prisoner. He said to him:?The first four questions I have to ask you are matters of form; the filth one I shall ask you you are at liberty to answer or not as you please. Walworth looked calmly at the coroner and nodded his head. Coroner?What ia your name? Prisoner (in a firm, sweet, clear volcei?Frank H. Walworth. There wae a flutter of excitement in the room as he was speaking, and every one eagerly pressed forward to hear what he wonld say. Coroner?What is your age? Prisoner?Nine teen. Coroner?Where were you born and where do" yon reside V Prisoner?J m bora m Saratoga and resided ta>m coroner?-what la your occupation? Prisoner?I have none at present. Coroner?The question I now ask yon you can answer or not att you please. What do you know of this case v The prisoner consulted a moment with Mr. O'Connor and then said, in a calm voice, "I am

Silltv of no crirue. 1 wish to make a statement." e then pulled a paper from his pocket an<t road his statement in a tlrm tone, pausing to allow the reporters and Dr. Marsh time to write it down. His coolness was extraordinary, and it could be seen in an instant that lack of nerve would never prevent him trem committing crime. The following is the statement rm prisoner's statement. My father treated my mother very cruelly for Sears, incensed against his own father for putting is little share of the property in trust, so that my mother and the family pot something out of it. My father kept writing letters to my mother full of imprecations against his father. He wrote to her, among other tilings:?will kill your boys and defeat the damned sconndreiin his game and cut off his damned name forever." He also threatened my mother's life, and spoke of shots being suddenly heard, from hiM resentment. About three years ago he beat my mother cruelly. I was not present, but I saw the marks. When I heard this I loaded a pistol belonging to a cousin of mine, and have carried It. 1 supposed uiy father was armed, at least when he intended to sec us. My uncle, Clarence Walworth, has been as a father to me. He recently proposed to take me to Europe with him. 1 was troubled about leaving my mother without a protector. On Sunday last l wrote thus to my uncle, and that I must go and see my father, and whether I would go to Europe or not would depend upon that interview. In fact, 1 wanted to get relia ble! assurances that he would not molest my mother duriug my absence. 1 had no inteution of killing him. Wben he came into my room I asked him to alt down ; he did so. 1 spoke to him of his conduct and said, "Promise me that you will neither threaten my mother nor insult her or any of the family any further." He answered me, "I promise," but with a look which TO MY MINI) IMPLIED CONTEMPT and the reverse of an intent to keep the promise. He bad Just belore put his hand up to his breast, as if to pull out a pistol. 1 am unconscious of having tired more than three times. He closed on me rapidly. His grasp was upon me when I fired the last time. I do not think he saiu anything during the whole interview except what 1 have stated. When the prisoner concluded the reading of this extraordinary statement he folded the paper up and put It in his pocket again. The reading pro duced a most palulul impression in the crowded room, and there was quite a revulsion of feeling against the prisoner, who so coolly spoke of taking away a father's life in what seemed to be, from lus own statement, such slender provocation. Wlteu lie had finished reading the Coroner said, "Frank H. Walworth. I will commit you to the Tombs to await the action or the Cirand Jury." Mr. ()'Conor said, "1 suppose we are done to-day, Mr. Coroner," and then the crowd flled out into the street. The prisoner, in company with his counsel, walked to the door, escorted by a policeman, and took a seat In the carriage, and was rapidly driven to the Tombs. The case is to go belore the Grand Jury oa Monday. THE OBSEQUIES IN SARATOGA. Saratoga, June 6, 1873. The remains of the late Mansfield T. Walwortn arrived here at three this afternoon. The Mineral cortege formed at the depot, and the impressive burial service of the Episcopal Church was per formed over the remains of the deceased, who was bnried in Grcenrldgc Cemetery, in the family vault, and at the toot of his father's, the late Chancellor's, grave. Chief ameiig the mourners were the widow, accompa nied by the He v. Father Clarence Walworth; Hon. O. 1* Barbour, with the widow or the ex-('hun cellor; also the deceased's children, two'young misses, aged about fifteen, and two young chil dren, Mansfield Tracy ami a danghter of live years, accompanied by Walworth Harbour and and Chafles Pond, two of Frank Walworth's inti mate friends; the ltev. l)r. Backus, of Schenec tady, who was a brother-in-law of deceased, and John M. Davison and lamily, of .Saratoga, another brother-in-law of Mr. Mansfield, were ulso present, aud the lamily of Mrs. O. L. Barbour. A STRANGE STORY FROM SARATOGA The Saratoga correspondent of the Troy Times, writing on the 5th, says:? The story of this terrible ail'alr is on every tongue, and considerable excitement prevails m relation to it. All over the streets knots or men are seen earnestly engaged discussing the affair, nearly all of whom express sympathy for the unfortunate young man and his more unfortunate mother. A few, however, take the side or the murdered man, and witti one or them 1 had the following conversa tion last night:? y. I should judge from tour conversation thai you tako the Hlili- ol' the murdered man 1 A. Well, yes, I do; that 1m to u certain extent. 1 think he did wrong in ?oine thini's however * U. Who do yon thin* was to blame for the separation ol Mr. Walworth mul bin wile ? A. I think that both were to blame. y. bo you know what the cause of the tronhle was* A. I understand that it was on account of Home irregu larity of Walworth's in regard to IiIh private associations; his wife flared up when >he tumid it out aud ordered him to Iran* her; she did not seem to wl-b to make any effort Ui reconcile him, as some women would have done. (J. Did he leave her then * A. Yes, and went to New York. V- Did he make any provision for his wile's support? A. lie gave her $5,0U0 I believe, with which she started her school, and has since given her hull ol the result of his literary labors?at least in one caae he did, for he sold "Hotspur, : oae of his books, tor >10,01)), aid cave her $6,000. Q What do you think of the sol? A. He always seemed to be a very unlet young man ; he tills always slaved bv his mother and sided with Iter, and I think thai lately lie bccamc a monomaniac on the subject ot the family difficulty. y. Do you know anything shout the threatening* made to Mrs. Walworth? A. I have heard a great deal ot talk about it, but 1 do not believe that one-halt' of It was true : Walworth was always a very <|uiet man when I w as in his company. Tin: CURSE OK AN rNRETENTlNti PRODIGAL. Walworth wns always considered wtli in Ills younger days, and it Is said that at the time ol the death of his lather, Chancellor Walworth, who dis inherited him. he stood beside the coflln containing the dead body ot Ills lather and hurled at it ter rible oaths and rriirhtlul maledictions. His own violent death seems to be a punishment ror the curses or the uurepentant prodigal. TUE 1.1 I.IKS OK TIIP! HELD. Young Walworth spent the afternoon previous to his departure for New York in the llelds among the dowers, gathering white lilies, which, on returning home, he placed at the feet of his mother, showing bis intense adoration for her. Mrs. Walworth Is at present in New York. WALWORTH'S PERSECUTIONS. An instance of the persecutions of Walworth to wards his wife is the tact that some time last Fall a telegram was sent rrorn New York announcing the death or Mansfield T. Walworth, the announcement or which caused greut commotion in his family, although he was separated from them. Of course the telegram was a hoax, and it was subsequently ascertained that it was sent by Walworth himself, under an assumed name. Remembering this fact, the resident." ;ii lirst refused to believe the state ment ol the present tragedy when the news reached tbem. WHAT THEY SAY IN CHICAGO. Mrs. Chancellor Walworth and (ieneral Hardin, brother-in-law of the murdered author, being In Chicago, a reporter of the rfmes of that city made inquiries as to the habits ol deceased and re mark* The following information was gleaned:?It is safe to. say that the seeds of the family dissension which resulted In the tragedy or yesterday have ticen planted utmost from the date or the birth of the unrortunateyonngman, whose passion and the sorrows he and his mother had so long borne drove him into the committal of the crime. The Chan cellor left property enough to provide enough for his widow and the family or the deceased son, Mansfield Tracy Walworth. The latter has lived what was generally described as A PAST LIFE, was fond of loud dress, good suppers, and was generally addicted to extravagance. Kor many years he has done nothing bnt squander all the property Inherited from his father, and all that his wife's relatives gave her to provide ror her ramily. When other means failed he used threats, aud at times went so Utr as to declare he would BLOW 1IIS WIPE'S HRAINS OI.T If she would not give him the means to gratify his vanity and extravagant tastes. He was a man much given to braggadocio, ami used to write threatening letters written in blood, mixed with powder, to all those who befriended his wife and songht to protect bis children from their father's robbery?lor it cannot be spoken of in a more mild manner and be consistent with truth. GENKRAL HARDIN, who was a gallant soldier, lost an arm In the late war, and was shot through the body and In the head, retired froa the army some years ago and has been PRACTISING LAW IN CIIICAGO for two years. The General has for years been almost the sole support of his sister and her fam ily, and if the world but knew how mildly and patiently he haa borne with her tipiband's abuse and threats, in order to save those near and dear to him from unpleasant publicity, and the con tinued zeal with which he labored for their com fort and welfare, It wonld iooV upon him as a moral hero and a Christian gentleman, who bad shown In peace a hlghef order of bravery than was called fer in the days when the God of battles controlled his rate. Mrs. Walworth, wife of the deceased and sister or General Hardin, lives at Saratoga, N. Y. One of the last interviews she had with the deceased was ABOUT TWO MONTHS AOO, when by threats he compelled her to sign a paper relinquishing for herself and children all claims to the property inherited from their grandfather. It should be borne In mind that in 1871 Mrs. Walworth applied for and obtained a divorce from her hus band. Still he pursued and annoyed her and got all he could from her, and then lett again till it was squandered and the credit it gave him was ex hausted. Probably this last act, compelling or frightening his wife into signing a paper surren dering all claim to their property, was the climax w hir,h brought Moat Jus deata. The bvb dualities** brooded over hm own misfortune, DM mother's struggles, the tronblea which were npon bis brother and sisters, and of course the terrible trutb that the deceased was tbe author of all their mlfr fortnnes was apt to tear ont from his heart the last spark of fraternal feeling, it is not bard to im agine how yonng Frank looked back and saw his grandfather, one of his great State's greatest men, uls uncle, Rev. Clarence Walworth, m?w of Albahy, the noted Redemptorlst pulpit orator, and one of Father Hecker's most powerful supporters, shining iu the history of their day. Then be drew the gloomy side ol the picture. He, the great Chancellor's grauilson, deprived of a collegiate education, brought up almost wlthont education, slowly and amidst obstacles of a niultl lold character, trying in a New York law office to WOK* I'P TO THE BAR, where he thought his genius and inheritance en titled him to a place, and his mother, day alter day, subjected to abuse and moriiilcation. More, in deed, than all this, tor were It not lor his uohie uncle's generosity he could almost see want star ing him In the face. Then, doubtless, began the correspondence and followed the conversation In which a son tells a father not to visit or annoy his mother at the peril 01 his life. Young Walworth is said to be still BOYISH IN UIS MANNERS, and wholly without experience iu the world. His father's neglect and extravagance closed the doors of school and society against him, and kept him in that sorrowful, brooding, angered slate of mind which must have controlled him when he, aven to avenge a mother's wrongs, auuld fell a father to death, and send him to give his account before au eternal Judgment throne without a moment's prep aration. NKWS or THK SAP ANT) KXTRaOKDINAKY TRAUROY was received yesterday morning, and creuted great excitement in the city when It became known who were the relatives of the actors in the affair. On all sides the most profound and tender sympa thy was manifested for General Hardin and his mother, who have many dear and devoted friends in the city. Mrs. Walworth, widow of the Chancellor and stepmother ol' the deceased, has bceu in this city for several months, residing at TIIE (1RAND CKNTKAL HOTKI., the guest of her son. She left the city last night for Saratoga, to care for and share the sufferings of her daughter. aH only a mother can, and was so overwhelmed with grief that she was scarcely ablo to go. In his sad attlictlon the General und all of the family declined to recelvo visitors or to con verse with the many prurient creatures who called to gratify their morbid curiosity. Hut the facts given In the Times, and obtained from one familiar with the family's history, are correct and substan tially Include the whole history of this terrible chapter ol social discord and tragedy. THE GALLOWS CHEATED. Griffice and Mordecai Rescued from Death by Hanging Only One Honr Before the Time Set for their Execution?Their Crime and Conviction?Speedy Justice in North Carolina?The Governor Com mutes Their Sentence to Im priionment for Life. Kai.eigh, N. C., June ti, 1873. On the llihof August, 1872, between the hours ?f eleven and twelve o'clock P. M., Mr. William Hicks, a respectable storekeeper living some three miles from this city, was aroused by some loud1 knocking at the front door of his residence. Hastening from his bed he went down and opened the door. Three negroes, named Moylan, Griffice and Mordecai immediately entered and demanded if he had' any meat, as he sold provi sions. Replying in the affirmative and J stepping back into the store with a lighted candle 11 his hand for the purpose of show ing them some, lie was struck down from behind by a terrific blow dealt, with a rough club. Such was the force or the blow rhat the skull was laid bare. The negroes at once robbed the store of the most valuable and portable articles and departed, heavily laden, with plunder, consisting of shoes, cloth, money and whiskey. On the way to this city the beoty was divided, and the whiskey taken from Hicks' place liberally partaken of. A colored man by the name of Jasper Averd, was first, at nicks' stere on the morning following the robbery, and fonnd THE PROPRIETOR LYING IN A TOOL OP BLOOjft, insensible. Hicks remained iu this unconscious state for two days, and when he had sufficiently recovered lie gave sncli information as led to the arrest of two of the persons above indicated, Boy lan managing to escape. Allred liryaut, another colored man, or doubtful reputation, was round to be in the secret, and after he was arrested he turned State's evidence, aver rum that the whole affair was a deliberate plot i>e tween the negroes, his part being that ol a senti nel to the robbers. At. the January tenn of the Wake county Superior Court the TSIAL took place. Mordecai and Grlfllee were found guilty on both counts of the indictment of robbery and attempted murder, and they were sentenced to be executed on the jsih of February, i87c. a motion tor a new trial was made anil refused, whereupon the counsel for the defendants praved an appeal to the Supreme Court, which was granted. This appeal whs heard before the highest legal tribunal ol the state ai the Spring Term, the Judgment of the lower court being affirmed. At the last Spring Term of the Superior Court the ac cuscd were again sentenced to lie executed on tho With May last, but were respited for one we*k by Governor Caldwell ou account of the 30th being Federal Decoration Hay. khkitinu the gallows. At ten o'clock yesterday morning the workmen commenced erecting the scaffold In the Jail yard, near the cell of the condemned. At the first sound of the hammers the criminals seemed to give un all hope, and in loud ami wild lamentations called on God lor forgiveness. The gibbet was originally framed for the execution or William Stlnson. a negro, who whs hanged here November 4, 1S70, ror the crime of outrage. The Rev. J. V. Mc N am ant. of the Catholic Church was the spiritual adviser of the condemned; but through out. t he morning incoherent, ejaciilatory prayers and agonizing groans emanating from the gloomy cell Indicated a total abandonment to despair. At a late hour last, evening Governor Caldwcli was still considering the pet ition praying for a commuta tion of the sentence to life imprisonment. Tho petition was numerously signed by many citizens, Including the clergy ol the city. The"prisoners passed a sleepless night, and early this morning Jnends visited them. Including their wives, who had taken a "last farewell" and had left mem with Father McNamara. All was now hi readiness lor the scaffold tragedy, when Deputy Sheriff Magnan, at ten A. M., just one hour previous to the hour of execution, entered the cell with OOVERNOk CALnwm.L'S commu tation of sentence and read It to them. They were, of course, wild with Joy, snouting peculiar hallelujahs, such as "Glory to GodI" and "God bless the Governor!" The wives and friends on the outside of the jail enclosure quickly caught up the note oi glad tidings and a general revival ensued, amid great excitement, prayers, handshaking and wild manifestations of extreme pleasure, or the two who stood tie awrul ordeal staring them In face Griffice was the strongest. Mor decai for several days had completely despaired of mercy, and had lain iu his cell more dead than alive and apparently half crazy from fear. Artcr the reading ol the Oovernor's commutation to im prisonment. for life the condemned were taken by a deputy sheriff to the I'enltentiarv, one mile dis tant, where they are now safely lodged. ALMOST A MURDER. An Irate Husband on the Warpath In Westcheater County?He Falla to Kill Hla Nan, and ta Brought to Grief. Prompted by some real or Imaginary insult, Henry Lee, a well to do merchant, residing at Fair mount, Westchester county, proceeded to the house of an equally respectable neighbor, named John Springsteln, on Thursday night, and abruptly handing the latter a six-barrelled revolver, asked him how he was "on the shoot." Relieving that his friend was In a Jocular mood, Mr. Spring stem assured bitu that he was an ex cellent shot. "Well, then," Lee replied, "delend yourself, for I am going to kill you." ana Instantly drew from his pocket another revolver, which he, as la alleged, was In the act of levelling at the object of his wrath, when the wife of the lat ter sprang between her husband and his would be destroyer. A scuffle ensued, during which Mr. Spriugsteln wrested the weapon from his assailant, who, on finding his hands at liberty, at once whip ped out a third revolver, which was also secured before the fell purpoae of the visitor could be car ried out. On Mr. Springsteln demanding an ex planation of such accountable conduct the owner of the portable armory accused him of taking a lllie;if with his (Lee's) wife on the previous even ing. To this an emphatlo denial was glvea, which would not satisfy the irate Lee, who demanded that Springsteln should accompany him home and repeat the denial In the presence of his wife. In stead of doing this, however, Springstein went to the Tremont. police station, ana caused Lee to be arrested. Alter remaining locked up all night the accused was yesterday admitted to ball in tne sum of $l,ooo to answer the charge. SAD ACCIDENT OH AH EXCURSION. On Thursday Mr. Schnell and family, living at 308X Broome street, with a party of friends and acquaintances, went on an excursion to Dobbs' Ferry, on tbe Hudson. While there Helen Schnell, a little gin seven years old, strayed away upon the track of the Hudson Klver Railroad, and, being struck by a locomotive, was killed. Tbe remains were brought to the city and toronu Ucrjmaq notified* THE VIRGINIA HflBBflB, Details of the Doable Tragedy in ^an&rmond County on Knnriay Last. The Brutal Negro, Brown, Brains the Two Aged Ladies, Jones and Dozier, with a Jagged Billet of Wood?Young Ladies Betnrn from Church and Discover the Mutilated Bodies-The Ar rest, Escape and Re capture of the Black Fiend. Richmond, Va., Juiie 6, i?7:s. Tbe atrocious an?l horrible murder of Mrs. Domp sev Jones and her aged sister-in-law, Mrs. Dozier, near SufTdlk in Nansemond county, has already been briefly reported by telegraph; but I will now take the opportunity of giving a few of the details as they hare been gathered from tbe lips of the murderer and others. This terrible deed was per petrated on the last sabbath morning, when the remainder of the family, consisting of Mrs. Jones' three daughters, the oldest twenty-one, the young est llfteen, had gone to Sunday school at the chnrch, not more than two miles distant. Nobody but the two elderly ladles remained at home. It was about ten in the morning when the young ladles left for church, and at that time Mrs. Dozier was reading a copy of her favorite paper, with her spectacles on. Mrs. Jones was sitting neat- her, listening to some religious remarks of tier companion. It was shortly artcr this, when Mrs. Dozier had taken off her spectacles and laid them on the window sill, that a negro, who lived near the place, stealthily approached the front door, which he expected to find fastened, bis impression being that there was no one In the house. This negro's name Is Jim Brown. He was well acquainted with the Jones family, and was aware that Mrs. Dozier possessed a considerable sum 01' money, which she Kept in her trunk at the house. Disappointed in. finding the old ladies at home, and only balked in> his design of robbery, the llend entered and began! a conversation with Mrs. Jones, who was nearest him. As the ne^ro knew his time to act was short he Beleed a bllle*. of oakwood and struck Mrs. Jones two terrific blows ou the head, the first of which shattered her skull and SCATTERED HER BRAINS ON THE FLOOR and walls, the second breaking her jawbone, and the poor lady rolled from her chair u corpse on the floor. Following up this infernal success, th? negro savage then advanced upon the elder of the ladles, Mrs. Dozier, who by this time had placed herself in an attitude of dofence, though terrified almost to death and begging for mercy, where mercy was unknown. As soon as the brute reached her he raised his jagged, murderous billet, already reeking with the gore and bespattered with the brains of his first, victim, and, bringing it down with all his force, he struck the old lady on the hand and head simultaneously, breaking the lorincr and making a fearful gash in the latter. This blow staggered her; she fell forward, and as she turned in her fall the second blow came with all the infuriate power ef the demon on the back of her head, crushing In her skull and scattering her brains on the floor, walls and furni ture. Not satisfied with nls work so far, the mur derer repeatedly strnek Mrs. Dozier until her head waH beaten into a perfect jelly?until all semblance of her features hail gone and her blood and brains mingled lu a common and norrible mass. THE ROBHKRY COMMENCED. The murderer then proceeded to rifle the persons of his two victims, but, as far as can be ascertained, the only things missing aro Mrs. Jones' pocketbook, containing a small quantity of money; her daughter's gold watch and a few silver spoons. The trunks and bureau drawers, where the valuables and money ol the family were de posited, remained untouched, which showed that tne murderer must have been frightened and left before lie could fully consummate his plans. He was bare-footed, and his footprints through the house are marked by the blood or the two victims he so mercilessly hurried into eternity. DISCOVERY OF THE MURDERS. The youngest of the daughters of Mrs. Jones left the church u little before the others, and, in com pany with some iriends, reached her now desolate , home between eleven and twelve o'clock midday. I She lumped Irom the buggv and ran to the house totel! her mother that her irienUs had come to dine with them. Finding the front door locked she ran round to the rear door, through which she en tered, laughing innocently and merrily at the sur prise In store for her mother and annt. On through the first apartment she wen* and into the secourt or front room, where she came upon the mangled corpses of both her mother and annt. At first the poor girl did not realize the awful tragedy. 8he tnought thev were asleep. Hut a second glanco and the terrible truth wus too vividly portrayed to her. shriek alter shriek rent the air, an# then came the half-demented and gricf-Htricken daughter rushing through the yarn, her face blanched, her eyes glassy and her de meanor one of indescribable terror and altlietlon; unable to telt of the scenes ol horror she had wit nessed she had fainted In the front yurd. Soon after her sisters arrived, and then there were simi lar scenes of the most affecting and heartrending nature. Later in the day Mr. Deinpsey Jones ar rived home to find his wife and sister dead. EXCITEMENT OF THE POPl'LACE. Soon the news of this double tragedy was widely circulated, and it certainly travelled with electric speed. The greatest excitement prevailed. Kvery body clamored for vengeance, but no clew to the per petrator could be obtained. It was net until the day following the murder, and alter the funeraL had taken place, that suspicion became attached to Jim Brown, who was theu arrested; but, there being no positive evidence against him, he was discharged. 1 HE MURDERER ESCAPES FROM PRISON. Singular to relate the murderer still lingered about the scene of his crime, as if there was some terrible, demoniac lascination lu It; but It was a fatality, for again suspicion became strong against him, and on the same day (Mondav) he was again arrested and imprisoned, charged with this most terrible crime. He was lodges in the jail, and, though to a certain extent guarded, he succeeded in making his escape on Tuesday night about eight o'clock, and made lor the woods, where he re mained until to-ilav. It then became apparent to all that Brown was the assassin, and when his ac tions and the finding of some tools of his at Mr. Jones' house were taken Into consideration it amounted to certainty. The entire populaco turned out to capture him to-day and, by twelve o'clock midday he was surrounded in a tract of woods about one mile lu area. Gradually this cordon was drawn In until It tocame compara tively small, and at last the murderer was started irom his lair. He endeavored to escape, but being fired upon he quietly surrendered, and was taken to Suffolk, where he has since CONFESSED TUB DOI'BLE .CRIME with which he stands charged. The most intense excitement still prevails, and It Is more than prob able Brown will pay the penalty of his crime by the summary process ot lynching at the lianas of an outraged and indignant people. CRIME IN WILLIAMSBURG. Tbe haystlck as a weapon of offence Is becoming popular in Williamsburg. Early in the week a dis sipated woman named Burns was killed with one by her husband, In a wretched tenement In South Eighth strset, and yesterday morning a similar bludgeon was nsed with deadly effect in the bar room of Hermann Newman, No. 180 North Fourth street. It appears that George Ehrman, an age4 customer of the place, refused to pay for drinks ordered by linn, wheu the bartender, John Baker, seized the haystick and struck him a violent blow on the back of his head, felling him to the floor. Baker, finding the old tuau unconscious, left the place and remained under cover until he was cap tured by the police and locked up in the Fourth street station house. Khrtnan's wound waa dressed by Police Surgeon Brady, and he was sub sequently conveyed to the City Hospital, suffering from a compression oi tbe skull. Thomas Mitchell, a Greenpotnt laborer, who ha# iieen under arrest for several days on suspicion of having caused the death ot his wife at 29 Ash street, was discharged from custody yesterday, a post-mortem examination and inquest having de cided that death resulted rrom heart disease, superinduced by excessive stimulation. Reuben Johnson, his wife and one of their chil dren, the tatter aged eleven years, were brought Into the Fourth street station house yesterday afternoon, all being in a helpless state of Intoxica tion and utter destitution. They were found in their wretched abode, Broadway and Eleventa street, without food or furniture, all their eflfeeta having been previously disposed of to satiate their depraved appetttes. Justice Elliott will place them at the disposal of the Commissioners of Char ities te-day. FATAL OAR 0A8DALTT. Yesterday morning Coroner Herman held an inquest at his office, 4# East Houston street, in the case of Marcos Heigman. a child lour years of iff, who was fatally crashed by car 71 of the svenue 0 line, comer of Canal and Essex streets, on the morning of the 2d Inst. As the car was turning the curve at a slow rate of speed the child, in at tempting to cross the street, ran against the horses, and! being knocked down, was crushed by one of the wheels before the driver could posstbu stop the car. The jury, from the evldenee adduced, rendered a verdict ot accidental death. The pa I rents of deceaned live at u chr jitie street.

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