Newspaper of The New York Herald, May 27, 1876, Page 3

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated May 27, 1876 Page 3
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WASHINGTON. The Tongue of Scandal Wagging Against Speaker Kerr. rRAflSPARENT DEVICE OF THE ENEMY. The Indebtedness of the Pacific Railroad to the Government Mr. Blaine Explains the Mysterious Package. His Speech in the House Re iterated Under Oath. FROM OUR REGULAR CORRESPONDENT. Wasiixotom, May 20, 1876. tmxil XSBB XHB TICTIlt OF A BCAKDAL? AI.LBOBP ACOPTAKCK OW HOKZI FOB PBO CCBXNQ A LIKDTKMAMCT HI THI AJUfY?-A. ?CHBMB or EBPUBLICJlN FOUTICXAKS. There la a report to-night of a scandal against Speaker Kerr, which la to be investigated tomorrow before Mr. Clymer'a Committee on Expenditures In lbs War Department, Mr. Clymer having giren notice to Mr. Kerr this morning tbat it a wituoas who haa been ?abpcenaad, and who ia cxpected to arrive to-morrow morning, ia at hand the matter will be opened at ten o'clock. The story, which haa been preparing to b? exploded against tbe Speaker for several weeks, ia (o thla affect:?On* Augustas P. Oreen, of New York, waa in 18M mado First Lieutenant in the regular army at the request of Mr. Kerr and waa commisatoned by Andrew Johnson. Green now says that he waa intro duced to Mr. Kerr by one Lawrence Harney, who waa i doorkeeper of the House, and that he paid Harney |000 for hia aid and influenoe. Harney, who ia now IB the Appraiser's offlco iu New York, haa, it ia alleged, Mid tbat he gave tbe $600 or some sum of money to Mr. Kerr, and tbia waa brought to the attention of the Cly me{ committee in such a shape that tbey determined to summon the mon before them and maJc? a thorough Investigation. Mr. Clymer accordingly to-day notified Mr. Kerr tbat If Harney arrived as expected be would o]>eo the case to-morrow kt ton o'clock. Mr. Kerr haa been for somo weeks threatened with anonymous let ters about thla matter. Tha authors of tba report have been quietly looked np, and It Is believed tbat tbe whole la a scheme of some of the baser kind of repub lican politicians In New York.to revenge themselves lor some of the demooratio investigations. GENERAL WASHINGTON DESPATCHES. Wjakixotox, May 28, 1878. VHB PACHTO BAILBOAD8 AND THBIB IKDIBTKD ME88 TO TBI OOVZRNMINT RBFOBT OF THB BBNATB COMJOTTBX M BEQABD TO A MK* IKG TUND?THB AMOXJXT OB DEBT AHD PB08 PECTS rOB PA1MENT. The Senate Committee on Railroad*, In reporting the bills thi* morning In regard to a uniting (and lor tbe liquidation ot the government bond* advanced to the Central, Western and Union PaciBo Bailroad com. panto*, made a lengthy report in writing to accompany the bills, in which they say Tho subject ot tbe indebtedness to tbe United States of the Paciflc railroads ai-iod by the government and constructed under tne acts ol July 1, 1S82, and July i, 1804, la at ouce perplexing and important, especially in view of the late decision at the Ootober term, 1878, ot tbe Supremo Court of the United Statea?that the In terest paid semi-annually by the United States on their bonds issued In aid ol the construction or the roads cannot lawfully bo required to be reimbursed by tbe cotu nanles until the maturity of the l*>nd?, at tbe end of thirty years, when tbe principal also matures, ex cent as it may be reimbursed by hair the government transportation moneys and Ave per cent of the net #%ha??o* towing UbSe shows tbe principal of tbe bonds Issued to tbe various companies, with the tota amount ofinterest which, together witu tho principal, will be due irom the companies to the government on au average ^n 1898, or at the maiunty of tbe bonds, thirty years irom tbeir date, crediting no reimbursement, Md the amount of interest at least will have bwn l>aid out of the Treasury of the United States In behalf of the ^ yfutem ***** rirr101 bc,,d, v.v.v.'.:*.v.v:.v.:: *5S:S Interest ' ' Principal and interest......... 77,006,1)04 Union ra&fic. Principal and interest ?..... 78,262,333 Kama* Fac\fic. ? nnn principal of bonds Interest Principal and interest..............? 17,648,400 Central Branch, Unto* Pacific. Principal of bonds - M?,000 Interest 2,??o.uw Principal and interest ?????" ' M8^000 Sioux Cit1 and Pacific. . Principal and Intorest ol bonds 1,?28,320 Interest Principal and Interest 4,669,298 lotaL Principal of bonds ?MJVg Interest 118,32., 821 Principal and Interest 180,946,833 The report then reviews at length the action ol the government to have the amounts paid for Interest reimbursed and tbe several acts or Congress on that subject, and also refers to tho various suits in tbe Su preme Court of the United States, Court of Claims and the United Stales Circuit Courts in Massachusetts, Kan sas, Iowa and California, and says:? lie lore proceeding to inquire whether Congress can adopt and enrorce any new legal remedy lor tbe United States which ah ail be effectual to protect it against ulti mate loss under the decision or tho Supreme Court that the interest paid by tho United Staiea la not reimburs able until 1898, it may be well to Inquire wbat amounts may be expected to be realised irom the half of tbe transportation moneys and the Ove per tent oi uet earnings without any further legislation by Congress. Tho Union Paciflc 11mIIroad Company has lurnlabed your committee with a statement of the nmounts which the company has charsod to tha United states for services rendered Irom April, 1867, to December 31, 1876. The gross amount of these nine years Is $7,290,252 S9 Averaso vearly amount earned in nine year*. $810,028 10, or vhicb the government retain* one-hail annually, , I40J 014 06. To this add Ove per cent ol the amount I it w'hicn tbe company admits ure not earnings by de- | Elarluc a dividend ol eight per cent upon tue capital noon of $30,475,000? dividend. $2,918,000, live por ! cent upon Which is $14o,900: undisputed annual | amount to be relied upon from the Lnion 1 aclfle Rail- i road Company. $56>.014 05. No Htaterocnl ba? been i received iroin the Central Paciflc Katlroad Company as to tliu amounts cliarged to tbe Cnited tfialca. J'1* Bommittec use* the statement presented to the Secro tary of tbe Trcaaury some weeks ?*o, showing the un disputed annual amount to be relied upon from the Central Paciflc Kailroad Company to be $3u?,4vd *1. Tbe report then declarea it Is apparent that, from the above sourccs, sulllclent sums cannot bo realized toward the reimbursement ol the principal and inter est of the bond's issued by the United States in aid of tlie companies, and It is evidently desirable that some new and additional method ol providing for tho gov, ! eminent Indcbtedneas should bo discovered and put In alteration, either by mutual voluntary arrangement between the railroad companies and the government or by act of Congress enforced upon the couiianies against their will, if the terms of the set are not satis factory to them. Tho report then discosko* tho power ot Con jre** to obtain Irom tbe companlea against their will amount* in addition to the half-transportation money* aud five per cent on tl.e net earning*; and, alter reviewing aud commenting upon the act* of Con gress at tome length, and quoting Irom various judicial decisions, says:? II, iherofore, the power of Congress to provide addi tional iin-aii" tor tliu ultimate reimbursement ol the tinted St?i<S against the consent ol the companies doe., not exist, or is so doubtlul thai an attempt made to euicl.-e it will result Injuriously to both the govern wetr and the coinpnnien, ?" lb.it an nrramrement which t.Lail be natisiactory to aud executed bv the compante* advisable, to* question ar.hea. What practical and benciieial agreement < *n ue made? Tuc proposition* made by Hie companies to surrender certain land* at $2 60 per acre, to be held by tha United ginies a* a sinking tuud, Ac., are next referred to, and tbe report say*:? Altai tbe Mat caretul examination and consider* tloa of the satyect ia all its bearings which bar* been suggested the committee has concluded to report bills lor a MUiMut with (he two largest compauhu which embrace Ike retraasfer to tbe government of a portion o? the laads granted to the companies id aid of,U,"r ? rredu upon the indebtednees la reduction then of of the raluoof the Jauda r?conveyed at 60 per acre, and the payment or the companies of such semi aanual satn Into the Treasurj as will, with the latereet credited sad .ecu ESSlX ^*rT',er?*t# ,* V*?" fun<1 *umclent to liquidate Uie balance or the iadebtrdaesa at Um maturity of the ben da. Referring *o the necMaitr af a settlement Um com mittee say:? 'very day tut soch a settlement Is deferred makes H.more difficult of accomplishment, aad the terms now discussed may be ooasldered. it accepted, more as the meaauree of the desire ol the compaaieS to avoid con tinuous litigation and assault* upon them San\TL aB?C?h l? 1 F*y ,helr d,bl 10 ,h? government, Another reason which has Induced the committee to cuaaeat to consider land propo*ui<?r ?nu na _ ???* opon semi-annual money payments 'and whiah Would meet tb* bonds and interest at maturity, is that the com nan lea eaythat they cannot undertake to pay Inmon^un" sufficient to create sach a sinking land. Tbey urge with much earnestness that to reqalre Uiem to pW."d2 a sluicing mad which will pay thV whole or the ieveni* ?*"l.,e.ooma mortgage bonds immedUtely at maturity would beunjust unless they also laid aside aainklu* ?tand sufficient to pay at maturity their first mortgage boada, aadthat to provide both these siakia: funds , txe**a "'sir present and anticipated avaiUblu annual reaources. At the time these railroads were incorporated and asaisted by Congress their coaatractiou waa considered a national necessity, to be provided lor at almost uny possible cost. A proposition then to make them such a donation as results Irom the present recommenda tion would vary likely hare mot with universal u*ur, aad your committee may ask the question whether the government may not be constrained now by lorce of eircumstaoces to a scalo of liberality that it wou'd at one time, under the great desire for the construction of a road, have willingly adopted. la conclusion, the report says:? The new agreement being, on tha whole, advan tageous for the companies, It is rair to presume that tiiey will be both able and willing to carry it loto exe cut ion faithfully. Should they uot be so able how ever, the government is in no worse condition than it Has before. It will bavo received all tho oavmcni* which will have been made up to the time of the failure ol the oompaales, and can resort to its secoud mort- i gage ten which has been In no way wa.ved, can?uJd ' orreleasod except to the extent of tbe partial pay menu made by the companies with which the latter 1 are in any event entitled to be orodltod. I BKKATOB WEST S BILL TOR THJC OUATIOM OF A I SINKING JTJND. The bill reported to-<tay by Ur. West, from the Senate 1 Committee on Railroads, "To create a sinking fund lor f the liquidation of the government bonds advanced to tbe liuion Pacific Railroad Company, snd lor tho settle- ' meat of tbe claim of the government on account of aaid bonds," authorizes and dlrecta the Secretary of i the Treasury to receive from the said company a con- i veyance and release of a.000,000 acres ol land hereto- | lore granted to It weaterly of the one huadredtn 1 meridian, and to credit and apply the sum i of $15,000,000, computed to bo the value thereof, to tho extinguiahnsent of that amount of the claim of the gov ernment for ihe principal of the government bonds ad- j raaced to tbe company; thlacrodii to be conditioned, 1 however, upon tha fulfilment of tha conditions here inafter described. The Secretary of tha Treasury is also directed to carry to tho credit of a slaking fund for the payment of tbe balance of the principal of said bonds and of tho Interest thereou tha amount due the compaay and now withhold for government traasportation up to the 81st of last December, which, If not smountlng to 91,000,000, shall be made np by tha company to that sum, and "any amount exceeding aaid $1,000,000 is to he forthwith paid to said company." ' The fourth aoetion of the bill provides that "the said company shall pay semi-annually, on the 1st day of 1 April and October In each year, into tha Treaaury of the United States, auch sum approximate to and not ex ceeding $376,000, either in lawful money, or in any of the bonda and securities of the United States govern ment at par, as shall with Interest thereon as herein after provided be sufficient when added to tho other aams to tin credit of tho said sinking fand to pay off and extinguish the balanco of the claim for the government bonds advanoed as afore aaid, with six per centuss Interest thereon from their respective datea up to the maturity of the last bonds Issued to ssid company. The Interest oa all sums plsoed to tbe credit of said staking fond sball be credited and added thereto apmi-annually, at the rats of six per centum per annum." The fifth seoUon provides that tha payments so to be made by said company ahall be in lieu of all payments ?r other requirement* tront said company under all the various Psciftc Railroad acts, In relation to tbe re Imbursement to tho government of tha bonds issued to the said corporation, axoept that the company sball still be required, until said boads aad intereat are tally paid, to keep Its line in repair and perform sor vice tor the government, giving It priority of use when demanded, at fair and reasonable rates of com j pensation, not exoeeding those paid by private parties < which charges shall be paid la c?h. ' i The bill furthar requires the company to provide for ! and pay tbe principal and intereat, aad maintain ainking lunds for any aad all land grant aad slaking lund bonds Issued upon the aecurlty of mortgages covering tbe laads which are to be conveyed to the government, aad to pay to the trustees under said mortgages amounta suffleient to release all these laads from mort gsge claims as last as they may be sold by the govorn meat The other sections of the bill provide (hat the gov ernment mortgage on the ctnDtij'i franchleo and property ahall remain in fall force nntU the company shall nave complied with the foregoing requirements; that the company shall be allowed at any time to pay ; to the government in lion ol any remaining asmi-an- j nual payments their present value, computed at six per centum interest, and tbia bill shall not be operative 1 nnleas accepted by the Union Paclflo Railroad Company, i within four months from the date of ita onactment, by the votes of the directors and stockholders, at regular Meetings duly called. CENTRAL PACIFIC RAILROAD BIN UNO FUND. The bill reported from the aame committee to-day, rel ative to the Central Paeiflo Railroad and the Western Pacific Railroad, as now part of it, contains essentially 1 the same provisions, with the exception that tne , 0,000,000 scree of land (b be oonveyed by this company to the government are desorlbod ss being In Utah and Nevada, and that the money payments on account of the sinking fand are to be >41*,000 every aix months, Instead of *375,000. THE BLAINE INVESTIGATION?CONFLICTING WIT NESSES TESTIFY TO EACH OTHER'S CHARAC TER FOR TRUTH AND VERACITY?MR. blaine's statement?the mysterious faceaoe consists of a number op maps reiteration UNDER OATH OP HIS SPEECH IN THE HOUSE. The Sub-Judiciary Committee met this afternoon and recalled Asa P. Robmaon, who testified that he had , read Uie testimony of Amos Carry before tbe commit tee; witness nsver told Mr. Carry that tbe package which witness brought to Mr. Blaine?from Mr. Cald well contained bonds or that It was an in stalment of bonds; bad often talked with Carry | In a social way, and might aome time have said that tbe package may have contained bondi, but never aald It really did. for witneas never knew what it did contain; witness did not consider himself respod- , si bio for whatever inferencea Carry may havo drawn from their conversation; he considered Curry to be a man of vcraelty and of good moral character. Amos Carry was recalled and repeated his former I testimony that Robinaon had told him that the package contained bonds. Witness submitted two telegrams 1 just received fro in his wife in Arkansas, setting forth i tli.u she had read in tbo papers Robinson's stalament | about the story and saying that Robinaon did aay the package contained bonds, as she was present with Curry at the time Robinson made tbe statement. Witness said that Robinson and himself were on good and on intimate terms with ench other, nnd he consid ered Robinaon a man of truth and veracity, never having heard his reputation lor veracity called in ques tion before. Mr. Blame said that be had understood that the committor bad summoned Mr. Caldwell from London, and, atsumlng that' to be correct, hd desired to know if the committee intended to keep the maiter open till Mr. Caldwell should ar rive. J!e thought the committee should report upon | this matter now. Mr. Hunton, the rhalrman, said that tbe matter of summoning Mr. Caldwell waa in charge of tbe foil Ju- 1 dietary Committee, aad not of tbe aub-commlttee, and , he could not state what their purpose waa. Mr. Blame said If there were no morn witnesses to be heaiyl upon this matter be woald offer himself as a witness. Alter sesae discussion Mr. BbiM was allowed to ?eke t statement, confining himself to tbe package spoken of, u4 he waa ivtri and made Ik* following statement:? Mr. Camtn Ills entirely true thst In the spring of 1871, and Mr. Robinson, I behove, gave the specitto data from his diary, bo delivered to me, to the Speaker'* parlor, a package; 1 should think that me package waa about eighteen to twenty liichea long and about lour inches?n diameter; I received bla card while mi ting ta the Speaker's chair; an soou aa It became convenient I went out and met bla in tbe Speaker's parlor; ha sanded me the package and said "Taia la a package which Mr. Caldwell handed ma lor youtbe package waa done ap careleaaly In brown paper, tha enda turned down and tied, 1 should say, although 1 eannot tell precisely at thta date or time, in a very looae manner: I ohattad with him a moment about tha oonoliton of tha Fort Smith road, and somewhat about the coal landa In tbe Arkanaaa Valley: he than wanted to aeo some member of tbe House; I have lorgui ten whom; I told him that be could have the privilege of the floor, and he worn |a with me: aa 1 passed to tha chair 1 throw the bundle down carelessly; it laid there until the Houao adjourned, when 1 took it do wn to tbe lower prlvato room wbieh 1 had, where It lay lor months; It waa a pack age of ma pa, so mo deacriptlve pamphlets and boaia descriptive sketches; I mean some of thoao made oy individuals and not pabllahed, showing the coal llelda In tha Arkanaaa Val'ey; It waa considered at that time by Mr Cald well and othevai that there would be quite a speculation * in buying tboso lauds, and those were al toted off to sbow now much could bo got in one body; as the sections were taken alter natety, it was very hard to gel a large tract together, and a very few thousand dollars would buy a consider ble quantity of tbum; 1 think the company oitered them at $6 or $0 an ucre; Uils was sent to me as a prospectus and a general netting lorth of tbe merits and virtue* of the ejacula tion; 1 did not give a great deal of attention to it; I had some computations made as to the cost ol hauling to the river, how isr It would be Irom tha Arkansas River and how much it would cost by the time it got by rail to the Missis sippi; the result of tbe whole thing waa that 1 did not embark in it; that Is all there was in the whole story of the package: there was nothing any more mysterious In It than if 1 should hand this book to the chairman; it was delivered in a crowd, oarried into ' tbe House aud thrown down without care, and It j lay in my room, witli a miscellaneous lot of papers, i probably for a year, I reletting to It every now and | then; Mr. Robinson never dollvered me a bond of tho i Fort Smith and Little Rock company, either in Wash ington or uny other place; I desire to make that state ment as broad as it can lie made in every shape and ! form, both inclusively and exclus'vely. Mr. chairman?Wuile 1 am hero I desire to repeat, under oath, in relation to this eutire $04,000 oharge, tbe statements made by me on the floor of the House in all Its parts without mental reservation or purpose ol evasion, as tho Iron-clod oath gays. THE BKLKXAP JUItlSDICTIOM QUMTION?CON TINUATION or TOE DEBATE IN THB SENATE. The discussion in the Senate to-day on Jurisdiction In the Belknxp case was continued by Messrs. Sauls bury and Cooper in favor thereof, and by Mr. Jones, of Florida, In opposition thereto. During the session Mr. Whyie, of Maryland, submitted the following, but It was not acted upon, namely:? Ordered, That tbe Sonate sitting for the trial of im peachment shall after consideration proceed on Sat ur day, the 27th or May, to vote upou the question of jurisdiction raised by the pleadings In tbe pending case, wbich vote shall be iak.ru before the Senato shall adjourn ou that day, and that each Senator shall he permitted to file witbin scvon days thereafter his writioii opinion theroos, to be printod with tbe pro ceedings in tho ordor in which thoy may be deliverod. CABINET SESSION?THE BILK 8MUOQLKB LAW BIN CE?THE TOWN OF BISMARCK REPORTED IN DANQEB FROM THB INDIANS. The Cabinet session to-day was attended by all the members excepting Judge Plerrepont, who has not yet rsturned from Now York. The principal topic of discussion was the case of Lawrence, tbe silk smuggler, whose plea or guilty or the charge of forgery was men tioned to the Cabinet by Judge Taft, who returned to this city lrom New York this morning. There was some discussion upon tho subjeot of tho trial of Law* renco, and the understanding is that be will bo tried only on the cbaryo to which he has pleaded guilty, and not oa the otbor counts. Much routine busiuess received attention In the Cabinet, and there was seme consideration ot Indian matters. A telegram has been receivod Irom tho town ot Bismarck announcing that serious fears exist that Indians will make a dcscent upon that settlement. General Sherman does not think that this will happen, but the proper authorities have been authorised to call upon the commandant of the nearest military post lor aid. FINANCIAL AGENTS FOB THE NATT DEPARTMENT IN LONDON. The Senate In executive session to-day confirmed tho nomination of Soligmau Bros, to bo financial agents ol tbe Nary Department at London. DECORATION DAY IN BROOKLYN. On Sunday afternoon, at flve o'clock, the Lincoln eUtuo at Prospect Park plan wUI be decorated. The programme will consist of au Invocation by Rev. Fred. Bell, singing by the same gentleman, an address by Gardner S. Catting, singing, ode by George B. Squires and strewing of flowers by the public. At tour o'clock on the tamo afternoon the graves of the sold tors' plot in Greenwood Cemetery, will be decorated. On Tuesday morning, at oight o'clock the ceremonies of the day will bo opened on Fort Greene, when the tomb of the prison ship martyrs o( the Revolutionary War will be decorated by a committee of the Grand Army of ths Republic. At niue o'clock the graves of the (Jnlen dead at the Naval Hospital, Flushing avenue, and at the Cemeterv of the lloiy Cross, Flaibush, will bo decorated witb appropriate ceremony. At the Naval Cemetery Chaplaiu Henderson will' deliver the oration, and Hie United States Manue corps, under command of Colonel Broome, will participate In tlio services. In the Holy Cross Cemetery an address will be delivered by Rev. Dr. Friel, of St. diaries liorromeo's church, Sidney place. At one o'clock P. M. the military and the comrades or the Grand Army of the Republic will parade to greenwood Cemetery. Memorial ser- I vices will be held at eight o'clock ill the evening at Dr. Cuvlor'a church. At Calvary Cemetery, where | sleep many of the veterans of the Irish brigade and Corcoran Irish Legion, the ceremonies will be of an Imposing order. Company A, Sixty-ninth regiment, Converoo Post 79, G. A. R., and John A. Rawlins, Post 80, G. A. K., will partlcipnto with the votcrau corps of the Sixty.nintb regiment in tlio ceremonies, under the direction of Adjutant John J. Foster. The' oration will be delivered hy John Savage, LL D.,and there will be singing by a cbotr of boys from the paro chial schools attuchod to St. Patrick's Cathedral There will also be services and decorations at the Evergreens and Cypres- Hill cemeteries on Tuesday forenoon, un der the supervision of (irand Army Posts. The publio are invited to aeud in their pot plants and flowers to the United States Pension Offlof, City Hall, on Monday aud early Tuesday morning. OBITUARY. riBLD MAKSHAI.. BABON TON JOHN. A telegram from Vienna, under date of the 2<th Inst., i announces the occurrence of the death of Field Mar- ? ?bal Baron Von John, chief of the general staff of the . Austrian Army, a distinguished officer who was some j years since promoted to his late commission la re cog- , nition of lit* many services to the Empira. A BAD WAX Detective Martin Short returned to Williamsburg from Manchester, N. H., yesterday morning and brought with him as a prisoner Alfred H. Way. Way I Is the fast young man who, on May V, hired n horse and wagon, worth $426, from Riebard Do Mi lie, ot South Eighth and Third streets and forgot to return. He bad been In the employ of the hub at travelling agent, aud with his fancy turnout be travelled north. | ward, victimizing some one in each town he passed I through by obtaining drafts cashed drawn by him on the proprietors or the hub or on the Koyal Baking Powder Company, from whom he had an agency also. Tbo money was claimed to be for travelling expenses, ' and ns he had transacted such basluest before legiti- | nritely, it excued no suspicion. Circulars had been sent to every chief of potior, describing him aa a horse thlof, and (in thnt lie was arrested In Manchester trying to dispone of the hone and wagon. He was ar raigned before Justice Elliott and remanded to await the arrival of Mr. De Utile with the turnout. * RAILROAD ACCIDENT. At eight o'clock last nlsht an accident occurred to aa eastward bound freight trala on the Pennsylvania Railroad, near Monmouth |unction. A broken axle . resulted In throwing several eirs from 'the track, obstruotlng travel in both direetlons lor aoout two hours. Although several cars were destroyed, fortu nately BO one waa Injured. AN OUCAST'8 WEARYING LIFE. Eliea Moonoy, wtfa of the late John Mooaey, the ! pnnel thief, w?s arraigned before Jnstico Smith, at the Washington Place Police Court, yesterday morning, by Officer Campbell, of the Twenty-ninth precinct, ; charged with improper conduct on Broadway, near the Fifth Avenue HoteL She was handsomely dressed. She oflored no excuse for her conduct. Justlco Smith held ber in default of (400 ball to keep the peace. On learning the dects'on of the Court she said, "What am I to t seven times arrested In three w? oka Every cent 1 make I have to give up to the police vr IB eourt. 1 wish I Was dead. " .'luring the day several fashionably dressed women called to see ber, sod In the afternoon Joe Dean, a man about town, who is said to be engaged In the policy business, interested huasell la her behaii, and ska was discharged, I ? Execution of Piper at Boston and Frost at Worcester. Stoic Death of the Slayer of Mabel Young. A REVOLTING SPECTACLE AT TAB SCAFFOLD. Frost's Head Nearly Severed from His Body. PIPERS PENALTY. THB BXBCUTXON OF THE MCBDBBBB 07 MABBL XOCMU AMD BBIDOBT LAMDBBOAN?BCEMZ8 AT THB PB1BOM AMD THB SCAFFOLD?THB BBLXO- i IOUB BXBBCTSBB?COMDPCT 07 THB MOB, AMD ?IONS 07 ntDIOSATXOM?A BBMBX OF BBI.1BT , MiHTTHT Boston, May 20, 1870. Thomas W. Piper, the murderer of Mabel Young and Bridget I.audergitn, was banged this morning Id Charles Street JaiL Be sustained all tbe prollniinariea ot the dreadful ordeal with apparent fortitude, and when be passed from life unto death there did not seem to be a quiver or a struggle. Before the break of day the neighborhood of the Jail ! waa thronged with thousands of morbidly curious per sona, who watched with considerable Intensity anything j and everything tbat was In tho remotest way con nected with the Jail, or tbat they thought had i anything to do with the execution. Later on !u the morning, as the crowd Increased, aotne frantii efforts were made by this depraved mob of men and women to scale tho walls of the Jail, and thus lorce an ?nuance to the neighborhood of tho scaffold The j mounted and loot police, who were present In large i numbers, were successful in preventing tho accom- j plishmcnt of this siege of the prison, and iho maddened crowd wrro driven away, cursing loitdly the police > who bad so promptly and so wisely spollod their plans. Between 600 and 600 persona were provided with tickets of admission. Sheriff Clark had made ample | provision for their accommodation. The legal wit- I neeses occupied seal a in front of the scaffold; the re porters surrounded the tables In the court yard in sight ana bearing ol tbe solemnities, and tho genoraJ multi tude of the spectators were furnished commanding po sitions in tho various corridors. TUK CoKSULATlOX Of HSLIOIO*. At two minutes paat ten formal religions ezeroises began in the parlors, In tho presence of some 300 persons, consisting of mombers of the Bar, of tbe city government, of tbe Seuale and House, United | States Marshal Usher, General Chamberlain, Warden of the State l'rison, and editora and reporters of tho dally press. Piper sat on a sofa at the npper end of the I rooms, with Deputy Sheriff Tyler and Rev. Dr. Eddy. ! Beside him was Father Coon, and Kov. Mr. Dadman ; near him. Piper was dressed iu a noat dark suit, with i black neckcloth, white shirt front, white stockings and : slippers. Be remained on tbe cenlco ol l^o sola ' leaning back, with his hands clasped upon his lap and j his I eel crossod during tho ceremony. His lace was palo and thin, closely shaven, but bore no trace of tromor or nervousness, aud his manner was as calm and as composed as it he had years to live. His face was turned upward, and he seemed not to heed the j crowd about him who were gazing upon him with In terest and earnestness. During the prayer his eyes were closed most of the time, but occasionally, when tbe invocation was especially earneat and applicable, I be gazed upward with an implortng but trustful took, I and when the dear ones whom he was leaving on earth were mentioned unwilling tears which he could j not keep back forced themselves through his oye l lids. Tho exorcises began with singing, led by the Rev. J. W. Dadman, tbe hymn selected I being "There la a fountain filled with Dlood," I three ?er*es of which war* sunn by several of those present, whose voices wore tremulous with emotion, caused by the linpre?*iveness of the scene, ltov. Dr. ; O. C. Eddy, of the Churou 01 the Taoernacie, the chief sprltual adviser or the doomed tnau, who had charge of ? the exercises, then road several portions of Scripture, 1 the first being the fifty-first Hsaltu. This huh followed by selections from the Now Testament, beginning with "And a* Moses lifted up the serpent In tbo wilderness, . evou so the son of man was lifted up,'' and "For God so loved the world thut be gavo his only begotten Son to die for us, that we through him mlgh| live and have eternal life." The scriptural readings we:e lolloped by a most earnest, lervent and appropriate prayer by tbo Rev. Or. Eddy. He thanked God that while lie was Infinitely more just, He was also infinitely more merciful than man. That tbe Cross of Christ and the blood upon it c.eaus eth from all sin. That mun in all extremities can com* to tbe throne of grace, the dviug as well a* the living. Help was Implored for him who looks to the <ouni of mercy In this his moment of despair. Human help and aytupathy had (tiled, and then lore It was prayed Uuc he might remember that ihegrnatest sinners have been forgive*; and that he might tind in Jesus Christ a full and sure redemption. Thanks were expressed that the poor man had been able to see anu appreciate his own great aln, and seek and obtain the great pardon, which no man could grant. Divine help was uskod that ho might fully commit his poor soul to bis infinite Saviour, and that the righteousness of Jesus Christ might be Imputed to hlin. The reverend gentleman earnestly prayed that the condemned man might have help and resigns! ion to leave nis dear tnotnrr and father and brothers, who had loved'him so through life and whose affliction was now sp great, that he might feel bow strong an arm bo had to lean upon and bow mereiful was God, his Creator, before whose presence bo migtit so soou ap pear. Ho also prayed that the lessons of this man's lite might be Impressed upon all. old and young, tuat they might be shielded from iho bewilderments that | en&uare, the fictitious and unholy literature which ; flooded tbo land, the lust which ruined so many and the j temptations of tbe intoxicating cup. Thut it might bo j a warning to those In peril and a help to tboae weak in j sin and temptation. THK MARCH TO Til K SCirfOLO. Piper walked Ann and steady to the gallows, but when his eyes first met tbo sad paraphernalia that was to usher him to his long homo he gavo the first evidence of emotion. He looked at the rope, the beam, the steps and the drop, and then rant oue hurried glnnoe over tbo 500 spectators who wero gathered before him. For . a monieut it seemed that the cowardly nature of the condemned man would break down, but a word or two of encouragement Irom the officers wbo were holding him and he braced himself up to tho terrible ordeal, ?raa bxicitio.v. When he had been placed upon the drop Sheriff Clark commenced reading tbe dealb wurrant, and at the samo I time one of tbe deputies pinioned the hands and legs of tbe murderer and adjusted the blauk cap, and, with the expression of tbe hope that God would bavo mercy on hia coul. Sheriff Clark touched the fatal spring and Piper's body dropped five or six leet, and there hung suspended lifeless. '1 here was apparently uot a struggle or uuiver. Tbo body was allowed to hung for half an hoar, then it was cut down and giveu to the relative* A SWISS or HBLIKF. On emerging from the Jail and mingling with tbo crowd In tho sirecu It seemed as though every man and woman you met bad impressed upon Ins counte nance a sense oi relief. For many days It seemed to bu tbe prevailing fear that Piper might uot die at the hands oi tho hangman. Tbe enormity of his Crimea, dotails of which worn published in tbe Ukbami ou Monday, had so uroused the indignation of tbe people, that there wua Utile room for auy other leeling than vengeance. When it became known, thereiore, iliat he w*a really dead, the ordinary con* , ventionaiitlea that anaiime an appearance of pity and sorrow at so ignominious .> death were wanting In 'ho expression of the laces of tbo thousands in the crowded street*, ncnui. or rirxit. ripor w*s privately buried *t ten o'clock to nlghi la Mount Hope Cemetery. EXECUTION OF FROST. THE PETEBSHAM MCBDEBEB BANGED?A TIB- ' BIBLE KCSVE AT THX * QAIXOW8 ?FBOST'8 j BEAD MEASLY BEYEBEP fBOE Bit BODY?? . AMOTBEB STATEMENT BY TBE CONDEMNED MAN. Wobcbstsb, Mats., May 30, 1878. Samuel 4 Frost has expUticd to-day on th* gallows i bis crime for the murder of bis brotber-in-law, Frank lin P. Towne, at Peterabam, ou the mornlng'tof tbe 4th ot July lest. Frost died calmly. Bo exhibited a won deriul nerve, fortitude and assurance, winch almost makes one believe that his deleaco at the trial had >' something of truth m II Last night be retired about seven o'clock, and slept well until midnight, wben he i awoke and remained awake for a short timet From thait time until four o'clock this morning his sleep wea a little Irregulsr and broken at interval* During the j whole night, however, his root was better and calmer than oa tbe termer night. Jie spoke with bis attend* ant several times during the night, staling thai be sup posed they would come fbr htm in the morning, whoa they wsntod him, sod th*t they m ust gst Bp t bigger i tfettc Mm this M prevent Ma slstpinn. A beat half* | past flv. Frost look a Uttl. refresbaent at bread and M?lk. and from that time until the execution he re maiuMi cairn *;>d talked bul little. While dressing for tf"110** he waa attended bjr the Hav. Mr. I.?m son and Deputy Hberift Can, Keeae and Both well, also by Special Offleer Cleveland, who has been bu guard. Mr. Cleveland .poke a word ?Bcoorageaioat to the doomed man, expressing the Til h# W?ttl<1 b* 10 m"1 b,? f?? ?"* resig nation and calmness. Frosi repi.ed that be waa feel log well; had not felt better a nea be waa a lad of six t?sn rears. It waa decided tbat ha ahoald make ao ?poach frca? the scaffold. statinkxt bt raoirr. Abont half ma hour before the execution ha made a auto meat to Kov. Mr. Lamson, who took down an ab ?tract of IL The statement waa a reiteration of the ?videuce he bltnaelf gara concerning the murder at tba ?r?L He strongly asserted tbat bo waa Innocent of in tentlonal or wilfni reorder, and said tbat be died in tba lull hope and assurance that ere long some develop ment would be made to prove tbat hla account of the killing waa true. In hia statement he alao forgivea bla wile, ugainat whom he bad baon vary bitter, and die talis a pathetic goodbv to her and hla children SPECTATORS OF Til If SCSXK. The execution attracted the usual number of curloua ones, who, to the number of hundred*, lined the atreeta ?djolning the jail. Some 200 persons witnessed the execution, which took place in the guard room or tha Jail. Tha apectatora wore all aoatod. There wer? preaent many medical men, Mayor Uilaoo and other otty official*. TM last nocRs of frost. So Ann waa hia riouicanor, that while dressing hla attendaut remarked to him, "You've got the moat nerve of any man I aver saw." to which Frost roplied "I'm not afraid. I've never been alraid to die.'? Soon ?Iter be remarkod, "I'm the happiest man in tha prison this morning.'' IIo ate bla breakfast ol brown broad, milk and cheese, bis owu aolcotlon, with hla usual appeuto. Aftor braaklaat he wrote ftrewoll letters to bis children, and wbilo doing so ap. chaitiiri melancholy, but he soon rallied and thatted and laughod wnfc hlB usual uncoueom. At ki-ut hia ' T', '>1?? bel?kwied no emotion. Ho y AoJ b*loro him? cwng no glance at tho spectators ana nose attbegullowa ml he turned to aaceud the steps, wbeu be raiaVl l^ eyes to "ho auirs%"? rh0o"?to0rkuro?,?,,u* thom upou the atairs aa bo took the llrst step upward. 4* aoou u * rost waa sealed upon tholatal p'atiorm Kov" Mr. Lam "kort P?y?r, in subsianco as lollowa mere, ^ri oou,ws "?y power and wisdom and Tby mercy. Thou art our Creator and the Creator of this uian, who is so aoon to tueot Theu. Ule** the State thai, lor gaiety and security, la about to perioral this aoiemu and awlul aci. Have mercy on tins man Meet him now and conduct him to t hyiall. *'or?he ,uke !l Joaus Christ, our Saviour. Ameti. Amen. '? .... TUB EXKCUTlOJf. Immediately at Its clo.e Sheriff Sprague read tha death warrant rapidly, vol distinctly, iudwheu he had uttered ha closing word.-, -For which ihia ?i?ii hi , your suOicleut warrant," h* added, "I now prwwld to 1?, "i*C?UlT' .ao<1 irmly upon tboapnn* wh!T,,S. lho,truP- *><*? bad r.sou irom hla cba.f ! u, h reading of tho death warrant waa beuuu | tbe deputy behind bad lastened the atfani ! 2?i l! ?r??. and boioro the reading waa lin.shad bad abut out tha light lrotn him lorever l?v j draw lug the black cap ovor his head. There was not I ^,!"Uun,V ,aU(1 than live minuiea pussid bum eon tbe time the doomed man took his lirat m<>n upon tho gallows stairs and tbat InwhEh his 1?, thrown downward by tbe raloaso ol ih? drop loll with hardly an audibiu sound, and the li-iit i body of tho murderer brought the roue to a atrnnv j ?''he "rst thrill of a shudder bad not run j through tbe more sensitive ol tho spectators when the body waa seen spinning at the eud of tha rope almost iieadiesp. A loariul lour pit?nrfm.r atr^n'L0 lri!?Ut 01 tb" lhrottt> auu OIuoil gushing out lu streams. hvery eyo waa rivoied upon tbia startliu? and unexpected apecuc.e, aa the body turned iWnd i^.t .disclosing and then coucealing this gtu.li. The blood. forced upward by tho artei tai movemont, spurted ioun t? two feet, tho atream idling t!, th8 lloor in a circle around tho hanging body This circle extended even to the framework o.\Kilow. wn,oh waa in many placoa flocked with drops of blood 'and tlm welling I,le blood, pouring from tho^ .2 wou^d down tbe front of tlio body trick Jed trmn hm leet, forming a central pool directly beneatu the body Huh uccouiit doubtioaa seems lull of horror to tha reader, but It lalls lar short ol tho riuitiea of l e scon#, still, the spcctaiora did not waver irnm ti f>aU T"8 Uulul- ono could doubt but that his soul, declared guilty by morial judtres and Jurors, waa already ut tho bar of another Tribunal Ibcro waa a real leeling of relief that there had been tin slow coming death, no terrible throes ol muscular ?goby, and so all watched with bated broi.lh th^flual scene of the great tragody. Kor some two minutes" tb? arterial gushinsa of the ! ? cod continued and then lollowod the slow UroDoinir uf Llo^ rom the body. Drs. Woodward aua j0wett stepped under tbe gallows and made their examinaUon oi the body a mere lormality In this case. th? Jm i of tho rope bad been placed behind i'roit'a un t.ar a most round to tbe centre oi the neck. He wa? a man ol no especial muscular development, and thJuuh im weighed HW ,K>unda. the drop waa ?"gh not oj|? to break hla neck, which la the comm. n acc -ptance ol the expreasion, but to sover tbe fo?n2 column entirely. The muse lei and entoguTenu of ?ho forward part of tbe neck could not withstand tbe aud don strain brought apou them, now tbat the,r o,seoU, aid waa aoue, and partod, leaving the body han^ii? Uv il'inwHiC*U?e"W0,,the n'r P?rl'ononir. Tho body was jUlowed to hang a few minutes after the oxamlnaiiou bv HCf?rS' 7 11 w*8 lowered u|K>n the bier and Qiirried from bouotilb tbo sallows Tlio toim ui>? n?ii 1 up to tho beam; the s/cutor, at tn^Sh?rW ^ I queat, withdrew,'and In twelve miSute. from ne 1.^ they flrst heard the tread of th? executioner'. U?r tho eyes ol tho executed murderer were closed Frost waa dressed Iu a plain black broadcloth anlt black cloth gaiters aud slate-colored glovea ' . . ?* STATKMKNT BT FHOST. tha Rat- vi^T ""?morning with his counsel and tbe Rev. Mr. Lamson Krost tnade^-th? following state ment for publication alter hla death. ^Altor a Dealing of iho killing of Towne, ho said:? speaking ' j placed tho limbs, aa 1 have afflrmod In the mr? thli, M"1 r.i*00?' nc,,ber do ' know, who removed them. 1 took them from under tho barn with mv own hands to tbo cornlleld and nover carried them to tho swamp On the ni,-ht ol the ?d of JulM did noMake he oxen rom the barn, nor any other V.gbt ?o d?.w the body to tho swamp. I make the same statement as to tho whole matter tbat Mr. Hall bas in hi!, imnt (This, refers to Frost's statement, j I declare to alUu n that I die innocent of wilful murder. I die cherishing no leeling ol resentment townnl any one. I die lor spragu-'25 wsrsst? ANOTHER MURDERER EXECUTED. ! Nakhvili.k, Tenn.. May 26, 1978. Burrel Splux, alia* Beggarly (colored), waa exe cuted at Lcbauon at one o'clock to-day for the murder of Robert Hamilton, a peaceable white citizen cf Wilson county, a year ago. Tho execution was witnessed i>y 6,000 people. An ac cidental discharge or the guard's gun cauaed an oxrit HiK stampede. Tina was the first publio execution bad in tbat county for lorty year*. FUCHS' SENTENCE COMMUTED. Yesterday afternoon a telegram received at the Ray* mond Street Jail from Albany announced that Governor Tilden bad commuted the sentenoe of Fucbt, who waa to have been bung on Friday next, to Imprison ment for life. The commutation was granted on the recommendation of Judge 1'ratt and Dlatrlct Attorney Brittoo, tbat the crime was not premediated, but of a , purpose faimed on tho spot and under aggravating orrumstanec*. When lbs nowa waa commuuicated to tbe prisoner lie burnt into teara, and then looking nn sai'i, "Veil, dat's good, 1 guess wo have some beer.'* He nave the Keeper tou cents to get bim a bottle of root beer. He asked to sue Ins stepdaughter, but did not want to see his wife. Kucha will be removed to Sing Sing this* lorenoon He Is tlilrty-Qve years ol ago and In excellent physical conditlou to aervo tbe State in tbe shoe shop of the prison. SUSPECTED MURDER. . IfoTKSDALB, Pa.. May SO, 1S76. Philip Cerwin, an old and well-to-do citizen dl Beach Pond, seven miles from this piaco, started how* from Honeadale last Monday night, and although bis horse and carriage arrived there about three o'clock Tuesday ? morning uotMng has been seen or beard of the old . man sine*. As he drew several hundred dollars from | one ol tbe Bonesdaie bank, ou Monday and had It In | his possesion when he startod bome, it Is Relieved be i has been foully dealt wiib. Mr Corwln left Baunn*. | ter's Hotel about nine o'clock in tbe evening on ma way borne. A rough looking airanger, wbo bad been banging around tbe house all ihe evening, went away at tbo Mima time. A* a man answrrlng hia description ! sot aboard a went bound train ai Warrensburg, on tbe I Krle Railway, sixteen miles east of thia place, on Tuoa- i day aiternoon, and waa seen io have a large roll of money m bis possession. It is believed that Mr. Corwiu waa waylaid, robbed and murdered by him. A PLANTER SHOT AND KILLED. Man mis, Tenn., May M, 1870. A terrible tragedy waa enacted sear German town, In tbla county, yesterday morning. & M. Kill*, a well known planter, while on bia way to the Masonic lodge in Germaatown, waa tnct by Thomas and Robert Ilea turnover, neighbors or hi*, who aoeused him ol hav ing slandered a uleeo ol tbeira, and aahed him to ai*n a pap r, which lie reluaed to do, whereupon they shot him in the breast and back. killing him instantly. Tlioma* Keaaonover, who elaima to have Icllled Mr. Kiiis, went io Oermantown and surrendered himself to Ktquire Walker, alter tolling what tie bad duua Later la tbe day Robert Reasonover waa arrested by Ubariif Anderson, and both were brought here and placed la jail to anawer. Mr. Klita leavea awlleaod two chil dren. There are eonltttlag Merioa la regard to tho attain of tho iMMalM ? 1 turn AT SEJL four Lives Lost by the Sink.113 of th& British Brig 8. N. Ccllymore. A TERRIBLE SCENE IN THE FOG. A Captain Jump! from Hii Ship to Save Hit Life While His Wife Goes Down with flii Ship. NmoiT, R L, May 28, 18T& There arrived at lata port this afternoon til* bar* National Eagle, Captain Sears, of and frou> Boat on, | with ico fur Rio Janeiro, and reports tbat (he ran late ! and sunk off South Shoals, near ?Nantucket, daring a | thick fog la?t Taendsy morning, the brig 8. N. Colly ' more, Captain l'erry, ot Yarmouth, N. S., Irom Trini dad Tor SL John, N. B., loaded with molasses, and that the wife of Captain Ferry, with hia steward and two of bis crew, went down ou th^vesnel. A Ukralo reporter boarded the National Eagle and obtained the statements of the c tptains and drat mat* ' of each of the vessels, which will tell the sad alory. Captain Harvey Perry, of the S. N. Colly more, | states that he left Trinidad May 3, hound to SU John, N. 1L, with molasses lor Turubull ie Co. Everything went well until the morning of the 23d. About thru* o'clock of tbat date, during a dense fog, Z saw a green light on (ho port bow and saw almost immediately a ship clone upon us;puttbo ! helm a (larboard, and by this time both vessels cams together with a tremendous crash. 8ho struck us oa ibe port bow. I then went forward to ascertain the , extent of the damago. I found my voxel's bow under water, spars tailing and a general breaking up ot every* thing. 1 deemed It best to save my life, which 1 did by j getting on board the National Eagle. Tho mate, the | second male and three men had preceded me, and I I waa the last to leave. I got on board by catcblng hold i of the bark's fore chains. Immediately tho vessels ! parted and tho wreck disappeared in tho fog. Captain Sears, of the National Eagle, launoliod a boat and pullod in tho direction In which the wreck was sup* posed to bo. After the lapre of thirty minutes the boat returned, and tho crew stated that they found the wreck bottom up, but tbey could find no signa of life. The National Kagle lay by until eight A M., when, tho fog cloartng somewhat, wo ran ; in tho direction where wo supposed the brig was, but could discover nothing. Captain Soars deemed it pru i dent to niuko for tho nearest port to repair damages, i When Interrogated by tho Herald correspondent as to why be lelt his vessel without making on effort to save her, ho said:?"When 1 left tho wheel my Oral thought was to ascertain tho damage, but wben 1 got forward 1 could olainly see she was (inking and that I must do ono of two things at onco?vis., hu.to my own life or go down with my wite and those on board. I thorofore deemed It boat to Jump on board the bark, as the sea was then breaking over her and she was level with the water." Here the Captain burst into tears, and banding me the following I left him alone in his sorrow:? | I, Harvey l'erry, matter or the ltritisii brie 8. N. Colly, more, ot Yarmouth, N. S.. winch come into collision with the bark National Kapte May 28 in a den*# fop. which earned the sinking of the briis and lout of tuy wife and three of my crnw, certify that Captain rieara, matter of the bark, did all in hia power to aave the llvi-a which were lout, xruiltnir Ills boat to the wreck and Iving by four hours, but all to no purpoao. Captain Sears troated me and the reel I that wern saved with klndneaa, and administered to all out , wants, for which I hope to ever feel the deepest gratitude, j Doth vessel and cargo are insured. Ths lormer la * valued at $12,000 and the latter at $7,000. Captain Sears states that he left Boston last Monday with a careo of Ice lor Klo Janeiro. Had fair wind and ; weather until the morning of the 23d before daylight, when a thick fog set in. Wo made the S. N.Collymore's light about half-past thrwo o'clock A M. and immedi ately canto In collision. We carried away our forsyards, foresail, lowor topsail, jibboom, bowsprit, cutwater and all iron work attached. Wo threw over our boat and sent assistance to the brig, but lound no signs ol life. Wo lay there until oight o'clock, when wo kepi oil before the wind to repair damage, and I thought II best to msko for the noarest port. I think she sank soon after wo struck hor. Captain Sears estimates his damage nt $5,000 and he will repair hero. First mate Pliny WhUo, of tbe National Ksgle, gays:?Wo collided with the tl N. Colly more, vtf South Shoals, in a donee tog. We struck her by the foremast and lore rigging, carrying away span and masts and In fact everything forward. The brig sank alinoet im mediately. I heard the shrieks of those on boa.*d, and this, with the falling timbers and general oonfuaion, made an Impression upon my mind that can never be forgotten. Our Jibbootn broke off and fell down with everything attached and the lore yard also broke to half. As soon as wo struck hor we lowerod away a boat. The briK gianced off after the collision and tUs sea mado a clean broach over her. In a short time ska was hid in the log Tbe boat sent to her assistance was manned by the second mate and three sailors. They could Und no lives about the wreck. Tbe brtff was then lying on her beam ends fall of wator and I think sho sank soon afterward. Utophen Kinney, of Yarmouth, N. S., first male ot the lost vessel, said:?I saw a green light on oar port bow; ordered the holm to be put starboard, whloh was done Immediately. Captain Perry came on deck at tbe name time and assisted tbe man at tbe wheel; immedi ately both ships came together with a load crash. I ran forward, supposing that our vessel was sinking I thought It time for mo to get on board tbe bark and save my life. William Knight, second mate; Lonia Johnson, Augustus Cardelen, Harry Rood and Captain Perry followed. We all scrambled over the bark's forechains. When I last saw the brig she was on her beam ends. At the time of tbe disaster the wind was southwost, and we were running northeast by norm. We were struck on tbe port bow. Oor forecastle deck and rail wore all under water Immediately after she atruck us. Tbe spara all came down forward. William B. Knight, second mate ol tbo Collymors, stated that be saw the Gsptaln's wile in the aula rig* ging, nbovo tbe port light; threw her a line, bat she did not get It 1 went on the northeast quarter of tha National Eagle and saw a boy standing on the eompaa' ion way of the sinking veasel; I called oat to him and threw blm a line; it went across the brig's desk; I saw hiin let go tho main sheet. This was the last I saw of him or tbe brig either. I was asleep when tbe aeci dent occurred. I Jumped oat of my berth, an am on dock and got on board the bark with tbe rest; left tho steward asleep In his bunk; did aoWcaU him; think ho never got out. sanas or raa lost. Tbe names of tbe lost aro:? Mrs. Kllsalieth Perry, forty-four yoara of ago. Csspor Dell, steward, German, aged twenty-one; bo* longs in New York. Hans Peterson, of Norway, twenty-two years of ago, Walter Dorson, of Barbados, aged flftoea years. Krery attention has boen offered to tho Csptala aad bis -rew by tho agents of tho Board of Underwriter^ Mets.s. Coggeshall, and the British Consul will tain charge of them and return them to their dostlaatlefc OOMMODOllE VANDERBILT. Commodore Vanderbilt was sleeping soundly at mid* night Inst 11 u ht. He partook of a good deal of aoarffc. nu-ut during tho day, and expressed himself as Ifcellag much stronger. Dr. I.lndsley, his regular physician, remained with hiin m tne nouse all aigbk A SAD CASE OP DESTITUTION. Yesterday morning, at aa early boar, aa offloer I found a young woman seated oa the stopa ol a house | in Hamilton avenue, Brooklyn, weeping ovrrabuadle in her lap. The policeman, on opening tho poroel, i found the deed body of a child, inquiry elicited tho i tact that the woman was its mother sad that hor name was Anna Clydesdale. Stio was laintiag and daatftato, and ber babe bad died of atarration. She was oa her i way u? tbo atatioa houoe when discovered. Tho aa? I tortanato wotaaa was removed to the almshouse. ANOTHER STATUE OF LINCOLN. Preparations aro being made by tbe XopeblMaa Aseo> elation of the Niatb Assembly district to erect a states of Abraham Lincoln la Abingdon square. fbe Presl? ' dentol tbe association will pfssont the stoae, whteh I will be Scotch grsnite, sad ins members aad tne dh> ' teas of tbo district will defray the other espaaoea. , Application to tho Departaaeet of Parka for ponMsMM I to erect the siatae will be au4e in a few day*

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