16 Mart 1862 Tarihli The New York Herald Gazetesi Sayfa 2

16 Mart 1862 tarihli The New York Herald Gazetesi Sayfa 2
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2 THE HOPPER WILL CASE. On* Hundred Thoaaml Dolltri at Mtakr-TMO Chnrltnbl* Societies luterest**? Kauiti of Ihc Counsel Employed?Interesting Testimony of the Witnesses, die. An interesting will esse, In which an estate, valued at eae hundred thousand dollars, is involved, is at present being tried in the Surrogate's Court. Mr. Charles Hopper, or tliis city, who died in the fall of last year, left a will, bequeathing the bulk of his property to the Ladies' Union Aid Society and the American Seamen's Friend Society, to the exclusion of his widow and all ins relatives. When the will was offered for probate by Chaunosy Shaffer, one of the executors, the relatives, through their oounsel, gave notise that ii would be contested, on the ground that the testator was of unsound uund and incompetent to execute such an instrument. The case was first called up in the month or Pecembor of last year, whon the following gentlomen of the legal proieesion appeared to represent the lute' rests of their different clients:? James T. Brady and B. Galbraith for the widow and all the next of kin; Benjamin J. Blankman for the ex. ecutora, Cheater and Kennedy for the Seamen'a Friend Society; C. R. Dissoway for the Ladies' Union Aid Society, and A. tV. Bradford for the American Saamen' Frioud Society and the Ladles' Union Aid Society. From the large maas of evidence which has already been lakeu we have compiled the following brief summary , which embraces the principal points of this extraordinary case:? Chaunoey sliaWer, one of the executors, and who also drew the will, was called to the stand by the proponent, and tee titled, in substance,as follows:?1 am a counsellorat law, forty-three years or age, and reside at 71 fast Twelfth street; I knew the deceased, Charles Hopper, by sight some thra% or four years, and became hie counsel in March. 1860. the draft of the will was made at the request of Mr. Hopper on the 28th of October, 1861. CiwM examined?Had not transacted any business with or for Char ins Hopper before the 2Vth of March, 1860, except trying a suit against him in the Common Pleas some years ago; the only other business trupuction 1 had ivith Charles Hopper previous to his decease, except such as arose out of the iciation of counsel and client, was his taking ibeassig mentor a mortgage which I liad previously executed, and for which he paid the sum of $3,000; the satisfaction of that mortgage was my counsel's lee; ho also furnished m< ney to our flrin, on one occasiou it uouuled to about $170, but was less than $200. I be,e that, in connection with my partner, I have still a .aim against the estate of the late Charles Hopper for professional services .ondered: 1 visited bis house lor the iirsl time in September. 1861; his household appeared to consist ol'Mary Kusso.l, also a col, re l girl, and an old man who was employed as a nurse or attendant ou Charles Hopfier; the diaft of the will was made from information doi ived exclusively trom Charles Hopper for a period of more th none yoar prior to his death; had a long conversation with hint on the 28th of October, 1861, inielereuce to hit will, Mr. A. M. f unning and Mary H-ibSj11 b.nng in the ro in; I told him that 1 thought $200 or $250 a \ear wouid be sufficient for the education of Charles Wiley, of Janesville, Wit.; also that whatovor will he should make his relatives would attempt to break it; Mr. Fanning |iarucipaied in the conveisation. and tail something about $3u0 being a fair amount to leave Mary Kusseil; he alto stated that if the bouse in Tenth avenue was conveyed to John Hopper aud his wile jointly, one would be a chock upon the other; I remember telling Mr. Fanning that our being executor* of the will would be a goon thing as far as be was concerned, but did not say that we could each make $6,000 out of it; I told Mr. Fauuing that it was business m bis Una, it would benefit him $1,000, and might $6,000; when Mr. Hopper was tlrst Introduced to me in March, 1360, he was his domestic diinculties he exhibited the excitement of a man of strong temper suffering under a state of lacerated feeling, beyond that I never discovered in him anything indicating an unbalanced or impaired mind; in a conversation with Mr. Fanning on the details of the will, I remarked thai it would have boon better for the legatees if Mr. Hopper bad lsft Mr. Wiley $10,000, as he would be the only one to stir ?p any dilliculty about H; I stated to Mr. Hopper that 1 had been advised to get the most skilful physician I knsw of to become a witness to his will along with Dr. Downs; by his directions a messenger was sent for Dr. Downs, and I went for Dr. Vanderpoel; whon the deceased was Signing the will Dr. Downs assisted in steadying his hand; after which ths will was signed by Drs. Downs and Vanderpoel as witnesses; at that time it was also arrange i that Dr. Vandert>oel should visit him sgaiu; this course was approved of by Dr. Downs: I only missed seeing Mr. Hopper two days between the execution of the will and his d -cease. Mr. Shaffer was then re examined at some length, his answers all going to show that the deceased had entertained very bitter feelings against ths whole of his relatives; and had held several conversations with the wife of the wltnees as to the best societies to leave his money to. Edward Vanderpoel was then called to the stand, and being sworn testified as follows;?1 was born on the 15th of September, 1807, and have practiced medicine and surgery in the city of New York since the spring of 1833, when I graduated; I attended Mr. Charles Hopper during his last illness, and was drat called in on the ersniug of the 28th or October, 1801; Dr. Downs, Mr. bhalfor and Mr. Fanning were in the room at the time; 1 became a subscribing witness to the will of Mr. Hopper, at the rtxjuest of Mr. bhaffer, and also Mr. Hopper's, at the suggestion of Mr. Shalter. (The witness here described the signing or ths will as testified to by Mr. Shelter.) I visited Mr. Hopper every day after that time until the last >.ay previous to his decease, when I visited him three times; he wu at that time suffering from wounds c&umu by a burn on his ribs sad left arm: Mr. Hopper Keneratly spoke harshly and w a strong voico; 1 judged him to be irritable, and he swore very frequently at the doctor or anybody else; I never saw or heard anything to make me think he was otherwise thau sane, and as Intelligent as snjr man would show himself under such circumstances. Cross-examined?When I first visited Mr. Hopper 1 had no doobt but that he wee competent in all ruspects to make a will; he was very taciturn; I thought b m the most Cod forsaken mau I ever saw, and thought ha felt eo. and therefore kept quiet; Mary Russell was in the room the flrst evening; I do not believe she was sober at that time or on any ether occasion wnea I saw her there; when directed to arrange his linen or hit person the woald fondle him end call him "t'oor puss,'' "1'oor thing;" he attempted to push her away, and raid, ' Get out, you damned fool, with your Irish blarney." (The witness believed this to be strong proof that Mr. Hoppor was s man of sound mind.) Chauncey Shaffer was recallod and examined, but no new tacts of importance were elicited. Henry it. Downs being railed and sworn, testified as follows?I am a physician, forty-nine years of age, and re. sido at Ko. 121 Hlcecker street. (Witness" identified his signature attached to the will.) I signed the will at the request of Mr. Stiaffer and in lha presence of Dr. Vendor {??), Mr. Shatter, Mr. Kannmg ami the deceased. Charles Hopper; I had he<-n the deceased's physician about twelvo months; I visited him about eighty tunes befero ho fell on the stove and was burned; when I signed the will I boheved thai Charles Hopper was incompetent to transact businots, and raid, before Mr. Shaffer, Dr. Vanderpoel Hid Hr. Faumng, " What is lh" use of Mr Hopper * making a will?" 1 always had tho opinion that Mr. Hopper | was partially doratiged or insane at times; at the time when he subscribed ihe will 1 thught he was in that state that if lie were requested to make a will twice .1 day, or every day, by aoy person who had a little iu3uence over him, he would have done it;on the day the w l was signed I said privately to Mr. Fanning, 'What is the use of Mr. Hopper s msv n ' a will t" Mr. Fanning gat r me to understand thai 11.u will might or could he broken If tho friends felt go dispor <3. Cr iseiamlnril?Ti was In September, 1SC0, I first thought Mr. Chanes Hopper's mind was unsound; he seemed to be a no.Demoniac on the sub jeel of his family, say i..g that bis wife had diseased him through going with other men, and that the members of his family wanted to clarifortn (meaning chloroform) and rob Lim. or oho polaen linn Mr. Shaffer had said bo was afraid the friends would try to get up another will, which was their object in staying amuud the b wt, at the time hwsigned the will 1 had my doubts In regird to his be.ing iutoll'gently competent to disposed foOO; before going in to witcee* the will I had naid to I)r. Vanderpo 1 that It could he broken on the Cround of insanity; Mr Hepper wwold use very profane ingusge when speak mg of charitable si. J benevoieat institutions, calling them damned humbugs. (bailee lirome was called by the contestants, and being sworn, testified as follows ?I im a laborer, sixtytwo y are of age. and rseide at Mo. 30 Kivington street ; I was sent by Mr. Fanning to take charge of Mr Hopper while Mary Russell was in prison; I lived with him when he was burned. Strong efforts were made te confuse this witness. but he stood the test of a long cross examination, and the only facts site.ted were that the deceased fell ever the stove end was scntdcnlally burned, while attempting to reach a bottle with some liquor In It, to the use or which be was accustomed. Abram M. Fen .ins, being called to the stand and sworn, testlflo 1 as follows? 1 em a real estate agent, and rosiifu ! Kn Wn?? Twanfo eooorfl wtr.rst I hoAnmA ?o quaiuttd Willi Charles Hopper In Juris, 1*60, I transacted business fur him la tti? canity of agent from that time until h>a decease; I waa also acquainted with Mrs. Hoppar, wile of the deceased, Mr*. Wiley, Mr. Wra. L. Wiley and Mr. John Hopper, the paper ahown m* I* the will propounded Id this case, and 1 waa present at its execution: 1 first beard of the will on the 2Stb of October, 1*61: on that day I went to the house of Mr Charles Hopper, and Mr. Shaflbr came tn and said, "You're just the man 1 want to seen w for Mr. Hopper a will;' Mr Shaffer said Mrs Hopper m at have her dower right, the quo*tlon was asked what should he given to John Hopper; Mr. Charlua Hopper's reply was, "Give it all to him; ' Mr. BhulThr suggested to give John Hopper's wife the house end lot in Tenth avenue, end each of the children flOO, end all the others $1 each; Charles Wiley a nine was then mentioned. Mr. Shaffer asked what would be about right to give the boy ror bla maintenance and edurut ion until he should nrrlve nt maturity, Mr. Shaffer, after referring to bla own eebnol days, said that $300 e year would not be too much.to which Mr. Hopper consented ; It was then asked what should be given to l%ry Russell, to which Mr. Hopper'a reply wee, "Give It ell to her?she might as well hare It an anybody," nothing else of importanco took place in Mr. Hopper s house; I agreed to meet Mr. Shaffer at hit office about twelve o'clock, when the will was to he drawn up; It waa then suggested that the house in Tenth avenue should be given to John Hopper etui hie wirojointly; Mr. chaffer asked what would quiet Wm. L. Wiley, to which I replied nothing -lee* than $10,000; Mr. Shaffer aald "Then he'll not get it;" we went oa through the will uot.l we came to the societies; Mr fcuaifcr said the object of the Ladies' Aid Society was a good one, and he waa in Tavor of dividing the balance between ihat ahd some other society; 1 suggested tin s.a men a Krlend Sycjcty, which was agreed cD. frr*Th.?,r -mid ihat westtuuTd make ojit^vf* V,t nm- .1 , r tout trustees, giving as j f&f# ( ? ploL of^miwMw belonging to iha ejTai* might at ?mne i<? he ?n\!?V7 vanMfmmgtf : Mr Fannlri t.het, ?vT| a rhr ! . of the signing of the will, difformg in noesMnttal ^'n'rV .r from that already ,;ven t v tiS, U aacl! r?celT|'J fift. wbkh f d posits m the piWk,r Btreet Savings took. Mr. whulfbr had told me tu his < *n office that we could niakeglU.OOO Ml of Ut? will; Vt. l?owus had said to mo, "What is the use of Mr. Hopper mak ug a will, it won't stand." i told Mr. .Shaffer thai It wool I ba a hard matter to satisfy Mr Wiley. Mr Sbuffbr said in th? meaeacsof Drs. liowns and Vsuderpoei that Mr. Wiley wou d move heaven and arth to braak the wi t; I Dover told Mr. Shaffer that Hill Wilay couldn't do much against the influence of three powerful reogioua bo tee; 1 thought Mr. Mopper'a condition from the tuna ha w a burned until bia daath waa Ilka that of a young child, perfectly helpless In body and uilud; boh re that uine ha was always railing against somebody, tho woek before he was burued I called ou huu, wti.n he said,"How long are you going to keep mi in the Tombst" when I, knowing the man, told him to rest easy and be patient, and 1 would have h.aa out in a few days; before Mr. Hopper was burued I considered him a man of utitouDd mind; he once told Mary Itussell in my presence that he wished Cod would send him to hell, tnat he might have a lussal with the devil to see who'd beat; when Mr. Shaffer was not present Mr. H >pper would apeak of him In the worst terms, saying that lii? matters were not aueudod to, not hurried up; that Mr. Shaffer was a Cod damued fool, and he believed that instead of getting him ut of trouble he was only getting him in deeper; when in Mr. Shaffer's ofllce hia manners, conversation and lang age would be entirely different; ho was constantly lailiug against his family, esying that they wanted to poison him, had threatened him with cold steel, and others had got him to go down New York bey in a boat with the intention of drowning him; our business relations were very simple; all I could evor get out of him was to get as much monoy as I could and keep it all, as I might as well have It aa any one else; he was down on sveryihing good,and said he would not have anything to do with any one who was connected with a church, and would curse different cleravmen in tha mort violent terms- a day or two after the will was made Mr. Shaffer asked ma to lat his partner (Mr. Huff) tiara $400 of Mr. Hoppor'a money on account of their bill; a rather violent sceno took place on my refusing to do bo, as I said it would be an unbusmess like aort of affair; Mr. Shaffer told ma if wa consulted Mr. Hopper's wishes there would he something left in the will both to h;m and myself. Cruse-examined?Prior to Mr. Hopper being burned he always expressed himself to me as being opposed to giving Mrs. Hopper her thirds, and expressed a wish that his entire property might be given to the city of New York; I never for a moment considered Mr. Hopper possessed sufficient soundness of mind to dispose of his effects, and never thought the will would stand: I told Mr, Shaffer's partner that I considered Mr. Hopper was crazy, and that if I wore one of the family I would break the will if possible; had Mr. .Shatter asked for my opinion I should have told him; generally I volunteer nothing. Thomas 1). .lames being called to (ho staud and sworn, testified as follows:?1 reside in the city of New York, and am one of the firm of Van Autwerp & .Tames, attorneys; I know Charles Hopper for at least ten ye.rs l ist past, and for several years prior to Jena, in 18">7, we transacted business for him: at the time we ceased to do business for him I considered him of a very weak, vacil lating and unsound mind; from timo until his decease I | thought hi* mind depreciated in strength and soundness. Abr .m M. Fanning was recalled and further cross-examined?I considered it was Mr. Huff's duty to tel! his partner, Mr. Shaffer, what I hud told him respecting the will; the oiler to make me an executor did not lulluence my conduct in respect to tho drawing of the will and its execution; I consider I conducted myself properly through the whole proceeding; did not give any information; answered no questions iiiat were not asked me, I uever considered Mr. Hopper to be a truthful man; lie was stern, stubborn and vcry'violent or irritable. Redirect examination?I have frequently heard Mr. Huff incite Charles Hopper to turn John Hopper out of the house; from the time I first became acquainted with Charles llopper I formed the opinion that ho was either a man ef unsound mind or an invoterute drinker, b-.t from bis actions and conversations afterwards I was led t?rbelieve he was of unsound mind, and I told different members of the family so witbin three month.-, of my becoming acquainted with him. Thomas P. James was recalled end subjected to a searching cross examination on the subject of his former business re lat ions with Mr. Charles Homier: all of his answers wont to show that he thought the deceased was a man of vfolont temper aud strong passions, and that his mind was seriously impaired or very unsound. The case is still jionding bet'oro the Surrogate. The Van Wyrk Committee end Mr. Alex* ander Cumming's Statement. How. WlI.ijam 1>. KkiLST, UtJXHER OF COSUKJBS, FOl'KtH I'ibtrh 7, PENNSYLVANIA :? A severe and protracted illness, from which I have as yet. only partially recovered, has prevented me. until now, from responding to or In auy way noticing the extraordinary assault upon my character contained in the report of what is known as the "Van Wyck Committee." made to the House of Representatives, on the 17th of lie oeniber last. 1 embrace the earliest moments of return, iug health to meet and refute the unfounded allegations contained in that report. 1 address you because I am your constituent?long and well known to von?and need no further commenduiion. I ask you, therefore, upou the first lilting occasion, when this subject mar be before the House, to introduce this letter, that it may have the same publicity with the slanders that have been uttered against mc. Towards lb# middle of December not long after Congross had convened, hearing, greatly to my surprise, through a friend, that the report of the committee about to be made contained statements injuriously affecting my reputation, I came to Washington from a sick lied, against the earnest pretest of tny physician, with tho viow or seeing the members or the committee, to ascertain, if possible, what was the question, if any, in their minds, In relation to my transactions. I wailed iu person upon a majority of the members of the committee, although scarcely abtn to lcavo the hotel; and, while I obtained no information, yet I inferred, from certain circumstances, that tliey were about to allege some discrepancies in re lation to my accounts. 1 knew if the accounts were all Dotors mem. mat mere coma dp no complaint alleged against me. and earnestly requested the delay of the rajwrt for a single day, elating to them that I would despatch, and subsequently that I had 8**ut a special mcslo-uger toNew York for Mc. Hlatchford, who had in his [k-o-m.oo facta and x on. h'-rs which would relieve me from the slightest suspicion in relation to the transactions which have received the animadversion of the committee, and which I understood ibey were about to criticise. Though refusing ^hy a trote of the majority of those present, to graut my request on tbe-e urgent, specific and manifestly ju-t ground--, and Instructing their chairman to make ih- rejort forthwith, it happened by some accident that thu report was delayed for the length of time I desired, during which interval Mr. Blatchford arrived in Wa hington for tho express purpose of appearing before the committee. I immediately and personally communicated the fact of Mr. Blatchford's presence to the committee. I was advised by a pby.~ie.un in Wa.-hington, who was in constant attendance upon me, and warned by iny own knowledge of my condition, that, if I would secure or regain my health. I must speedily return home. I left Washington, not entertaining a doubt that Mr. Hlatchford, who remained ther?, would t?u called upon by the com MlltMl lA Airainh tlif* imrvtrLiUlt inforrrtmf ir??i F ??nr4 ma surcd them in hi posswatoii, and which would hav? saved me from the lea-t suspicion of wrong. The public will bo -urpri-od, a- I have been, to lenrn that Mr. Matchford was ant allowed to ap; oar bofore the committee uatil a; tor tbo report, with ail its rockier* error- and cnlutnniou* ml'-tatemeots, was launched upon the Home and the couMry. I "ubtult to you whether there ever was conduct more unjustifiable. My illness?a >evero attack of gastric fever?proved of long contor.si.ce. and for a considerable porlh u of the pcriisl of do'ihtful ret. lit. with utter teal ility and entire prohibition to even think of bu.-irie*= of tiny kind whatever. Ihtring nil this time, unc* nsciously to myself, the misrepresentation.- of the com unite* hue lieen poisutii' g the public mind. 1 have bi t quite rec ntly been able tn leave try room an t I bave w it bin the last three days, for the first t itnf,?" en se n a copy of the ret.ort. It 1oci.v situe my arri.nl iu Wabington that I have learned of the oxti.ut of its injurious character. You ruer Judge, it you can, how I have been astounded at its contents. Tbo e t:aordinary and unprecedented corn e of the committee ecenmd to flow from a desire which, wronged its I have t'on. I wiil not lmj to l" t i ni, to produce an Immense sensation with partial and unpr- vcn tacts; and thai cour-e ha? given rise to au inipi csshai which the c mmillte owe it to themselves and tliecu utry promptly to d 1*1*1, that they deliberately end of p'.rp. -o excluded the testimony of one of the most prom i rent citixens of New York. lest it should In any way conflict with the nupp ?d developm en with wh.ch they api>cared to be eager to startle Congress and the people. For myself. the beet reply, and trie most comprehensive ami conclusive defenre will be contained in a simple, brief, and impartial recital of all the transactions re ferrcd to by the committee. So rapid h is boon the current of cveLts and so Hoofing is memory, that it is neccs.ary. by way of premises, to rcall the exact < ondltion of tho country at the period referred to. ltebelllon be 1 not ( bly ingulfed all couth of the Potomac, but the Insurrectionary spirit had spread ovor Maryland, seised its metro|?>!u. and cut off all communication between the capital of the nation >ind the i .yal portion of the people. The terror and ths panic throughout the land for the fortnight succeeding tbo tragedv in flaltimore, on the 19th of sprit, were appalling and well ngh paralysing tn lies yrttiriil/? .lllil thl* WIlTl f?f ftll Th?. naf u.t.el ?*. #h*x rlties at Washington warn astonished and perplexed an>l scarcely knew which way to turn for relief. They had found the officers of the regular array and navy deserting tlicra by scores, and enlisting uncer a traitor ensign. and they knew not whom to trust, oven ani"rg those that re tained an outward allegiance to the "old ling"?many of whom, by subsequent desert ion, have Justified the suspicions then sntertalned of their loyalty. In tbits perilous emergency the Corporation of the Lily or New York, prompted by the impulses of the popular mind, came forward with an appropriation < f Jj.goo.ooo for the national defend and the authorities at Washington?so soon as they could In any way conrty a commuil alien to New York?called to th'-lr aid persons intimately known to tbem, in who?e Jndgmeat artd Integrity they had confidence; and of whose petrlotlo loyelty there wes not e tinge or doubt. Id pursuance of this design, measure* were adopted by the Treasury and War Impart ments (and the Navy also), as set foith In Its follow tug communications:? Tnrisnirr psrartefst, AprH 2t 1861. Oavri sarw?Rel) Ing upon your well known Integrity and devotion to the beet interests of the o.oiutry, the President has this day authorlred an advance to he made to you of |i ontV'Xl, at a fund from which legal and proper demands upon 'be Treasury may be met without the delay consequent ipin the present interruption of all regular communication with this Department. T?o drafts for $l.QUn,IM0 etch have this dap gone forward, which will place tucn sum to your credit with the Assistant Treasurer at New York. The purpose nf mis fund la Ui meet only such requisitions at may be rt'reclly consequent upon the mllliary and naval meaturet neceatary l r tn? defence and support of the government You are therefore authorised sun requested to pey tech demand* upon y u, within the above limit, si arc presented to you by the duly cons tit a ted agent* of the government. The department doubt* not your willlugncgs to render every ststatepce in your power la this OhnrHedonted state or affair*. When possible it i< hoped thatVia win ell unite inevthart hereby e thorfsM. If however, from any cgtiif Ih;? nffTteaJclion reneo* be had. a majority dmy es eiTiac tV? full frtnofuw ",|v?A ?i?d if i%i.y ei? irtwrdinnry mofitncp ihail cren'.e * auJ ouo may do ho. Yery reepeclfullv, n I'. ClIABr,, . .. ? f * "diary -if ibe Treasury. Me??r? .fotllf A. Dil, Oso*u? Omrst, R M. Ui.atchk'SP. New York. A run.51, lktil Dean Sm?You will receive Mint her letter f , ,,, ? i.t. this w- shell need aurfrth a t ? verr ! ;o n , t , I ere from N|w York, nnuo the luterri pilon to | |,t NEW YORK HERALD, S Baltimore. The* will. 1 think, muck of them. have to come via Kaaion, Beading. U trrUburg, and the real by sea, via Annapolis. I hare call -g ua Tbomai A. H ott to take charge of the railro.ida, aud 1 Mailt you to assist the eummla?a>ies and quaricrmoau-re in pushing forward thair euppuea, a* w -II as ii anting them In uia.iug purchases at or ir-m New York. We mod men here wflhoi-t delay, and supplies should aooompau.v litem it possible. SIMON CAMEBON. A. CL'mminus. ParsaTMKNT or Wis, April It, 1J61 In consideraiion of the eitrsordluary emergi urlea which demand Immediate aud decisive measures lor the preservelioao the u tioiial capital and llis defence of the national government, I hereby authorize Kdwin I). Morgan, Govern >r of Lhe Sialc of New Yo: It, and Alexander I'ninmingt. now in the cily of New York, to make all net-ce ?ry arrangements for th" transportation of troop- and munitions of u ,r in aid ami assistsnre ol the oflic rs ol the aiuiy of theUi.i od Sla ? until communication by mails aud telegraph is com of tely re-established between the rliles of Washing! n ana New York. Eitherof them, la case of inability to consult nllU the other, may exercise the authority hereby given. SIMON CAMEBON, Se relary or War. Tntlor tlto authority thus conferred, purchases of clothing, arms, and other supplies were made by ma, and ships were chartered to carry troops, &c., to tho gross amount of $?.'1,734 40, for which I hare tiled in tho Treasury Department vouchers in detail?* full statu m nt or all of whieh was furnished to the committee in New York, iu September last. An l I told thorn at the same time that the remainder of the vouchers were in the hands of Mr. BUlchford, for other purchases made by my authority, which would complete the whold account. Tho balance in my hands?$3,193 62?was subsequently de|*wited with Mr. Cisco, tho Assistant Treasurer, at New York, for which I have liis certificate; a copy of which is tiled in the Treasury Department. The vouchers and certificates together amount to $224,926 01. The Touchers in the hands of Mr. Blatchford, which he had with him when here in December, and ready to exhibit t>> the committee, as 1 assured them, with a bulance in his hands of about eight thousand dollars?since deposited with the LTnitods>tat?s Treasurer in New York?amount in ui? sum 01 ?iot>,un vj?mating,uuogeiuor,?doo,uw? which wns the total amount drawn from that portion or 1 tli 4 $ J ,(XH? ,ooo placed iu the hands of Messrs. Oil, thatchfoi d and Opdvke, subject to tho draft of Governor Morgan and thyself,' Tor tho purposes indicated in the above Tetters. The vouchers in the luiuds of'lr. B-.tohford, which I have before stated the committee so unreasonably and ruthlessly refused oven to look at, contains i nut ouly the authority of the nn r Mr. Blatchford himself, bu must of them are !nd . by the signatures of Moses II. tirinneil, Captain Cb 11. Marsliall, and Samuel Moan, all alike eminent lor their integrity and intelligent devotion to the interests of the country. Many of the article* whoae purchase is thus eudorsedby these vouchers were bought under the direction of General Wool ami General Dix;auduot a small portion were directly purchased hy General Wadsworth iu person for the purpose of freighting the steamer Kilt von Hull, which he sent forward with these stores for the rolief or the government: nil of-which the committee would have seen if they had yielded to uiy importunity and calloilMr.Blatchford; and in .s the whole question of the rightful expenditure of all the money would have been disposed of. It is thu- ma le ovhteut, )>y autthentic and well attested vouchers, that the money drawn from the two milium fund was honorably expended for what was thought to be, and really was, the neces-uty of the government. It is made equally evident that ttie statement of the report?still inoro plainly and otfen3ivoly repeated in Congressional speeches by members of the committee? that a large balance of $140,1-00 was retained in my pos session, is destitute of the slightest semblance or shadow of truth; the only ground for which, at any tlmo, seems to have been a singular misapprehension or an ingenious and wilful alteration or the language of my note to tin; committee, and appended to my testimony. The note, as written to the committee, and which is now in their possession, is literally and legibly as follows. Mark the words;? There retained?under authority of the Secretary of the Treasury?by hirers. Due, Blaichtord and Opdvke, one hundrvu and forty thoiisaiiii dollars, la-sides what I have stated In my testimony, which is accounted for by the vouchers. The original draft of tho note, .still in my possession, is as follows:? There was retained?under authority of the Secretary of the Treasury?by Meaar*. Di?, Blathtord and 0|>dyke, one hundred and furry tbuurand dollars, besides what I have slated in my testimony, which is accounted for by the vouchers. In copying It very hastily for the committee I seem to have omitted the word '-waa;" but the least intelligent reauer wouiu in an uiaiaut nova supplied it, una, indeed , without it the meauiug is entirely plain. The committee, in their report, printed it as follows, and founded upon their version au argument that I had puB3eesIt>n of $140,000. 1 hair,whole lineJoC argument and injurious deductions is thus based upon an alteration of my language:? I bare retained, under autW.'.y of the Secretary of the Treasury, by Meter*. Dix, Blatchford ft Up.tyke, $110,000, besides what I have mated in my testimony, which is accounted for by the vouchers. II wiU thus be seon that, in changing the word "there'' to tha words "I have," the report not only reduced the language of thr note to rn absorbity, but, so far as it left any meaning in it at all, it changed the depository of the $140,000frotu Messrs. Ptx, Blatchford k OpdylCe (by whom it was held by proper authority) t-> myself, wlio, arcotding to tlicir insinuation*, rstained it without vouchors of any character whatever. But aside from and independently of this critical exposition of the alteration of my language by tho author of the report, from which I have been suffering, I havo happily at command official papers sustaining, in wholo and in detail, my statement <m (his p<>inl?all of which Mr. Blatchford would have exhibited to the committee if he bad been allowed to appear before them. The original doposit of tho $2,000,000 in New York, by Secretary Chase (made upon the official requisition of the Sectetary of War and Secretary' of the Navy for que million dollars each), and the authorization by Secretary Cameron to use that portion appropriated to the War Department, were procceduresgrow ing out of the imperious necessity of the hour,mid .justified by this necessity, as at least partially conceded by the committee in their re. port. When the exigency wl'- removed by the re-ostxbli-tunent of communication between the loy al .Stales and the capital, the deposit of the money was very properly withdrawn by Secretary Chase, as will be seen by tho following loiter:? Tar iscry Dkpartmktt, May 6, 1861. (It xn Regular ei>m:uuii1ca'lnns with New York ha' ing been eatublished. although nut a? fre<|ueut nur as rapid as hi'ri toiore, thus rrmorinR the absolute necessity which rxis't-d on the 24th of ^prll last for special disbursing officers In the city of New York, and referring to my loiter of Instructions of thst date, I request that such sum as may be remaining in your bands of the amount of f2,01*1,UUOadvanced to >ou on thai date, to meet legal and proper demands upon the Tieistiry, mny be deposited with the Assistant Treasurer at New York to tit" credit of the Treasurer of the 1 'nltcd States; and that ;ua will, as early ss practicable, render your acconn', with the vouchers, to this department, that the same may be promptly settled. There Is no doubt thai your report, "when received, will be entirely satisfactory, and that your proceedings will be found to have been In accordance with the high estimation enierta tied of you by ibis deiiartmrnt. You will please consider this as a revocation of the authority given In my letter of the 24th nil., and accept the tbankaof thla departin-nt for your patriotic services. I am, vary iVspeetfully, 8. P. idlASE, Secretary of the Treasury. Messrs. Dtx, BoarcnroKD and Ornvar,Kcw Y'ork. To which Messrs Dix, Blatrhiord and Opdyke rcpliod, stating that there were outstanding obligations amounting to about ouc hundred and forty thousand dollars, which amount they had retained, subject to the approval of tho Secretary of the Treasury. In rejoinder, these gentlemen recti , ed the following telegraphic comruiiuicat ion:? Wasitisotox, May 11, 1?61. Ycttr reservation of fund to mci t requisition of War Department, throuah Mr. I'limtningi, approved. 8. I*. CHA8K, Secretary of the Treasury. Tl was to thi? sum, an 1 to the action in relation to iti that I rcferrad in my note, so strangely garbled arid misused. I referrod to it bemuse it was in addition to whst had been at lirst expended, us I discovered on examining nty papers, having endouvored in vain to induce the committee to allow rue to furnish them the vouchers and papers, instead of rclyjri!; on nty recollection; and I wrote the note that there might not be the appearance of an omit-sion. But tho note stated, In rotation to it, that this sum ''is accounted for by the vouchers," which s?"ined to render it impossible f?>r any misapprehension: and I think now that no fair miud could havoiuisapprci rnded it .and eeruinly no honest tuind would huro altered it. All these facta, 9<< perspicuous, so undeniable, and so conclusive, as to the rightful retention and appropriation fit tin* $140,000?willi the kuowlodg? and sanction of tlw authorities <f the govt rninent?could have beon had l?y the committee if ihi-y hud bcon willing fun to hear the testimony of Mr. Hlatcbford. wh'> had all the papora nocesaory to a full undemanding of the case, as previously stated. It stiouid he remembered that, during nil my interviews with the member-' of the committee, I had net the remotest idea or what they wore about to complain of. 1 was never once asked to explain a syllable about the $140,000, nor was it hinted to me that that was a question In their minds; and, indeed, I ha I boen assured that they had no aertous complaint to make against in . The simple statement of these t u ts convicts the committee of such gross and reckless Injustice, that I do not fuel railed upon to stamp it <>r characterize It with the deserved and appropriate epithets. if it be nlloged that this alteration of which I complain was a mistake, unwittingly nud not wilfully mud'*, then, I a?K, why did not the coin nine- recall nia, to aM eitain (ho meaning of the n^ta wh > h their alteration had reduced U> nous' use; or, wer; a still, why did they refuse so pertinaciously to host Mr. fllitchferd, whose statement 1 assured them would make everything porfectly plain? is it too much to say that, however the a I'oration may have been mado originally, the committor, by their subsequent conduct toward mo, and by tho ergunient ef the report, mado it wilfully their own? In further evidence that this authority to act in Now York wae regarded as only temporary, and resulting from a peculiar exigency, the following letter was ad drcsaod by RecroUiy Cameron to Governor Morgan and myself at tho tame lime with the letter of-Secretary Chose, withdraw log the deposit:? Was DiraaTexsT. WsiniscTos, May 7,1861. <l?rrt.xWF!??TUe extraordinary emergency, which demanded immediate and decisive measures for the preservation of the national rant'at and the defence of tbenational government, rendered It nectmMry for this Department to adopt eitraordinnry mean* for tna? pnepoae; and having full confidence tn your lnt< UlaeDce. experience and Integrity, you wero authorwed to maku all neccaaary arrangements tor the transportation of troops. Ac., In aid and s'slstance of Ihe oBct-ra ol the army of the tutted States, until the re-establishment of coramunt.-Mlon liy mails and telegraph between the cities of New YorX and Wesht'i"ton. Uninterrupted communication between the two cities lielng now again established, and It being desirable that the duties heretofore attended to hy yem should hehereatter performed hv the officers of tho army, to whom they properly belong, I beg to tender you the thanks of this Department for the very Firompt and cfilcl-nt manner In which yon hare discharged he duties assigned you, and to request you to ocas* unking puithises. | rocure transports, or attending to other duties 'imb r authority given, which eould be lustlfle-l only by the mergJrffl*, and now happily no lunger existing. Heaped*

fully yours. BIMON CAMERON, Secretary of War. Governor k. P Mottoes aud Alxxispxh Cteauios, Esq., New V >rk city. I bsve tl.us, by a plain slatemorit of fu ts, sc:omr?* mod by ofBclal document* from lb? Treasury end dvir Department -. disposed of the principal calumny of !h? -cnort. In looking ba?k over th? history of the last two u a?"ms rv*l'y naervtlivtis that t,ny port,ou of the publicCOtiTd bAT* Wllwil *> pre; >?tert i .dory? whkh has b"Hi * > c'rouhud ihrwigh th? I in ncy of this report?wa thai trie large ewir of $140,000 | i r the public money would Iwvo b??n by tuu UJNDAY, MARCH 16, 1862 r*gi ant and honest hewd of the Treasury Department to rsuiaiu to any bauds unaccounted for. 1 luvs this satisfactory reik-otioc. thit, notwlthstaadlog thu criticisms or tha committee about tha looaemes oi these transactions, and the accounts pertaining to them, they never could have been taken up for settlement without a perfect vindication o: my character in relation to the whole affair. My note, as altered, might have remained unexplained: but nothing el.-e. The facta aui figures arc in projier order, and would speak for themselves in all time, with or without my presence, and S? I aes ired my friend, to whi m 1 have alludod n tho first part of this letter, who was alarmed for my sake, by ihs rumor th.it scorned to have leaked out of the committee. I might close here, but tor the labored attempt of the committee, while ailuii tug, in language, the integrity of iny purpusn, yet attempting by nsiuuation to fix u Btiruia upon me for some of the minor acts oom.eetod with the execution of my iiust. Of those, tho one most liarped upon is the puichase of linen pantaloons and straw hats for the troops. It is not alcgud that a high pr.ee was paid for these articles; on tlie contrary, it is well known that they were purcliusoil at a very luw rate?being about ninety cents a pair for tho pantaloons, and sixteen cents a piece lor th hats. The most, therefire, that can bo charged In this atrair,and others of similsr character, is an envr of judgment. On that point I am not sensitive; but I may bo excused for stills believing that large bodies of men, sudden'y transferred from the northerly clinics of Maine and Michigan, where the chill of winter wag still upon them, to a latitude where the heat was ranging trom seventy five to eighty degrees, would find great relief and comfort, and, indeed, an exemption from the dsngsr of sudden overhi-stlng aud suugtroke?many casus of which actually occurred?by the seasonable clothing thug provided. Those - men were not soldiers, in the technical sense of that term, long inured to wroolon uniforms; but they were volunteers from nil the walks of life; and in New York, and in Washington also, at I but time, It was | thought sensible to provide for them such clothing as in i similar climate they would provide for themselves. Tii y were runy tne equals or, living in iiim munuer witn, the members of this committee, adapting their clothing to the chauge of the seasons?a fact which seems to have been utterly forgotten by the committee. The eagerness with which the articles in question were sought by the troops?who would hare been glad to purchase them at the price they were procured by the govemmant?may be quoted as some proof of the wisdom of the purchase. They were no more outside of the army re .uiu' ion than the purchase of winter gloves for the soldiers on picket duly. The committee, it is fair to presume, from their acllou on tills queston, would let the soldiers' Angers freer? last to their musket locks rather than have a sound dis 'ration exercised iu such an emergoncy. So much for tiiat largo point which occupies a considerable portion i f the re|s>rt, and whose vast ImjHirtance has i ailed forth speeches in boih houses of Congress. With regard to the purchase of ale, about which so much is said, the sanrn character of reply, to some oxteiit ut least, may ho made. No one will ilouy that it might have been made useful both in the hospitals and out of them; and I doubt not it wus u.-ed advantageously. ? But if it were not, it is surely no fault of mine. The accusations of tbe report do not stop with thog3 I matters with which I was connected, but tiioro seems to he a desire to drug me into others with which I hod no connection whatever. Of these, the nu st uujustillublc is j tlio ius.nuation thirt I hod some connection with the char- ] Icring of the steamer Calnline?an insinuation made in directly, Put significantly, after 1 had on oath averred that 1 had no connection whatever, In any way, direct or indirect, with that steamer, not cvou knowledge of its ownership or charter. 1 repoot that averment In tho most emphatic and unqualified manuer. This averment is in no way u'.feoted by the note which the committee publish, showing that I had ordored freight on board of the Cataiine. she had been chartered by Colonel Tompkins, United States Quartermaster at New York, as the committee ascertained, and I told thctn that it was very likely some of the articlos 1 had purchased ware forwarded by her, because they were eont by any ves- 1 aol that was in the service and ready to go. In the note I which the committee parade, in connection with this sub- j Jed. two other vessels are named as well as theCatallne? tho Koauokc mid Chesapeake?as having freight on board from me, and I have nut, to this hour, tho romotost idea of who owned them then or now, nor who charterod thorn < for tho government; and I knew no more of the Cataiine 1 than I knew of them. It was not at all necessary, ner ' hardly even within my province, to inquire who owned or 1 chartered them. Without goiug further into detail upon the various matters embraced in the report <>f tlie committee,! content 1 myself wiih the declaration that the money expended by < myself and those with wh .m 1 whs associated, was dis- 1 b irscd economically and wisely; and that in tin; whole vast outlay mat nas ur.a war, in no uisi-ancolias the guvcrnmunt more truly or nioro fully g>>t its money 'a ] worth, or the disbursing agents more strictly ami conscientiously discharged their onerous duties. And it is proper to a id Unit very little was done toward the suloty of the government in its great emergency except through this provision of its ottlcors above alluded to, and the action of the city of Now York, through the Union Defence 0 mini Hoc. Asau evidence and in .ilustration of the care used in thr expenditure if u.o inils provided fortius emergency, 1 may properly elm c iusttnee out of many cases that ocenred:--Duiing tin mod alluded to, the government decided, I think inC uingt meeting, to purchase the steamer Atlantic, th"n in the public service, undor a charter made by regular ofilcera of the urtny; audi was authorized, and, indeed, almost instructed, by a telegraphic despatch, to purchase her for the sum or g.T'iO.OOO?the price named in bor charter?at which the government had a right to purchase. I received the despatch iato in the evening of Saturday, the 4th of liay, stating that her charter would expire the next day, which was Sunday. It had evidently been represented to the gover nment by J parties who were in Weaning ton, dhat it was important that the privilege to purchase provided for in tho charter should be taken advantage of. After obtaiuiug what information I could, I decided not to make tho purchase, i and ao reported to the War Department, Informing the > Secretary that the vessel had not long before boon offered ] at a much lower price, and probably would be again so offered if uot bought now. I understand that she hut subsequently been oifored to the government for about two hundred and fifty thousand dollars, making an actual ' saving, If it U still thought wise to purchase her, of a I sum equal to one-fourth of all the m?ney I expended dur- 1 ing the dark and perilous period that followed the memoraids Iftlh of April. I I have now d> ne. I have spoken in Eclf defence. I , have spoken plainly, ae is my right, and the right or every man unjustly assailed. I have uot harshly characterized the report, but I have shown, by ofllcial and | irrefragable proof, the groundlessness of its charges and insinuations u? adectlug the transactions with which I I was connected. I do not doubt, tuuecu I nave ths utmost confidence in, the personal honesty and candor of certain members of the committee; and 1 tool assured that, upon a review cf all the facts in the esse, they will be alike anxious to vindicate me from the aspersions which they have unwittingly assisted in heaping upon ins, and to relieve themselves of the injustice which, perhaps through misapprehension and haste, they have, in the face of the country, committed against a citizen of whom they can jusl'y allege no wrong. I have given a complete und impartial, though necessarily brief, statement of this whole transaction, in rnpiy to the re;>ort of the committoe, by which I have been mad? to sutler so un ustly. 1 have made it without resentful impulses,for which, if I had bean dis|>csed to Indulge them, lltore is umplc scope. Hut I prefer to make no retorts, and have only to say, in conclusion, flat jmtilici. I am, as ever, yours truly, ALEXANDER CTMMING8. Wamuxctox, Fob. 25,1562. Personal Intelligence. Hon. A. O. Pallas, Governor of the Hudson's Boy Company 's Territory, and family, are stopping at the NewYork Hotel. X?r. C. T. Collins, of Great Harrington, W. S. Applet^n, H. H. W'liitwell and Miss Whitwell,of Bostou; T. Gates, of Worcester,and C. M.Walcott and wife, of Fishkill, are stopping at the Urevoort House. Captain Bravo, of the Brlthh Army; Andrew Arelideckne, of London, England; Mr. Shead and wife, of Providence: Mr.Rider,of Ponghkeepete, and E. C. Tlicmpson, of Now .lersey, aro stopping at tho Clarendon HotelC. L. Sammons and wife.of Albany: IT. M. Harris, of New Hampshire; J. O. Starkweather, of Now Tlamp. shlro; P. A. RI cards, of Maryland: T. Wallace, C. Duraml nnd J. E. Wheeler, cf Connecticut, and J. Bacon, of Philadelphia, are slopping at tho Iuifargs House. Colonel Ledlie. of L'tiea;0. P. Chandler, of Vermont; J. F. Winslow, of TrojtjO. K. Earle and ladles, of Worcester; James T. Ames, of Massachusetts; John Fouids, of Montreal, and W. Dehon, of Bbston, are stopping at the Fifth Avenue Hotel. Edward L. Duvenport, from Boston; Mrs. Major Dayton and Mrs. Warden, of Washington; S. 0. Munaun, of St. Louis: T. A. Nevius, of Monticoilo; L. H. ltovtner, of Chicago; Mr. Norris, of London, and R.J. Anderson of Pittsburg, arc stnppjug at the Metropolitan Hotel. Hon. Chauncer Vibbard, of Albany; Col. Mlzner.of the Third regiment Michigan cavalry , C. N. and E. r. Ross, ni Annum; i.r>. r?xvou,oi \, uw; r.. x?k>k,oi towa;t;. u. Trowbridge, of Michigan: Samuel Downer. of Huston; J. W. Booth, of Baltimore,and C. C. Alger, of Hudson, ore stopping at the St. Nicholas Hotel. Hon. C. J. Fog, Assistant Secretory of the Navy; Hon. D. H. Aboil and Col. A. J. William*, of New York; Hon. H. II. Van Dyclc, of Albany; llon.C. Height, of Monmouth county, N. J.; Hon. Bart Van iv.rn, of Washington; Capt. Waggstaff, of Connecticut; C. W. WakeOeld, H. K. Morton nnd A. W. McKinney,of Beaton; H. Bancroft, of Ohio; W. H. Babbitt, of Newtown, N. J., and H. Valelta, of Cln rlonatl, are atnpping at the Aator House. The Hudson (llalng. Alrahv, March 10,1842. It Is raining heavily, and the water in the Hudion la rlaing. RXPRKSSKB. A BURN HAM'S FURNITURE EXPRESS AND PACK log Establishment, 113 West Eleventh street, between Fifth and ninth avenues.?Household Furniture Bored ?nd Shipped to all parts of the world. Covered Wagons lor r?. moving Furniture to and from the country. Furniture atored. BBOARS AND TOBACCO. SEUAIlfl?OF THE IMPORTATIONS OK ROBBKT E Kelley A Co.. Stralton, Armstrong A Smith. Dutut-al Sogers of alt grades at reasonable prices; n so Tohaero an Pines of all grades and quality, at Ht UUKCu s sugar eutoo rium, No. 3 Park row. ' RKSTAVRAOTS. ~ Ianumstl MCTTiin Foil dinner ON MONDAY ? J For cslf, Welch Million, Engtla i Mutton, Will-hire lltms, Cumlierlard line ui, Stilton Idlomer nnd Chedder Cheese. Spanish On! tis, Munhrooiu Keh hup. $1 inrgo Dottle. H"S*t Dnrks, stuffed, .'Kin ea- h. T. KlCHAKDSOlf, Agent, fd Maiden lane, corm i William sheet. Duulop'e Ale, lu line cduditUm, on draught. REMCIOI'M MITIt K.s. MKS CORA I.. V. HATCH W11,1, HOLD A MATINEE C'rTiversatlnnale at Dndwerth's Hall, sue Si.iolwsv, on Sunday, March Id, at lu>tj A. M., tut the subject of spiritual. Ism, in Which she will r. ply to and espnun II questions from the audience. Sknpflca tuviied, At Itg X . M. she tvill discourse ua Ike ' M?alcrlea of the Triangle?tUo D.uU oi MOkluu.'' I WAMnil> UB MMWWrt A LA HUE. HANDSOMELY F U RN IS II ED PAKLOB Aht'O Be lrooui, with atopic panir.cs, ou the second tluor, io lei, with Board. Also, Rooms, suitable for gentlemen, si 82 West KPurteen.h street, between Firth and Sixth avenues. A SMALL, PRIVATE FAMILY, WITHOUT CHILDREN, O.cupying the rowu house, in a must desirable location, w sh to rent a lew Rooms, with or without Board, to gentlemen or geuileinrn au . their wires. Apply tit dit East Twentysecond street, between rourlh and Lexington avenues. A FEW Fl'KN'ISH Kl) ROOMS TO LET. WITH BOARD, suitable for laiuiltes and si gle geuileuit n, ut very moderate prices. House contains all the modern improvements. Nu moving in May. 1/J Bieecker st,, between College place aud Alacduugal at. A ROOM FOR A GENTLEMAN AND LADY. WITH at . for ihe lady, io a private fam ly whtie the re are no other boarder*; a quiet retired hoiu?\ at a mod-rale price, is required, for whii h prompt pay in advance wilt be nmde; location must be b twr < n 1 wenty-iifth an i Fiftieth atreeia, and Fourth aud Niuth at enues. Address Mrs. J. it., station D, Abtor place. AND GENTLEMAN CAN FIND A WELL furnished Room, with or without Board, or one young **^7' Mro'dway; ail tho stages pass. Please call at 63 West Thirty second street. A PLEASANT FRONT ROOM TO LET, FURNISHED, containing gas and good closet room; also one large Room, suitable for one or two ladles, with or without Board. Inquire at 131 West Houston street. AT 29 CLINTON PLACE?A FITRNISHBD FRONT Room aud Bedroom on the second lloor to let, with or without Board, at a very reasonable charge. Hot and cold water and gas. Apartments to lbt-with or withoutboard, tn a French private fam ly. Breakmst from 8 to 10 o'clock; dinner at 6o'clock, French aud English apokon. All tha modern improvenu nls tn the house; terms rery moderate. Apply at 83 Tenth street, near Filth areuue. A SUIT OF ROOMS TO LET?SEPARATI OH TOGE ther, furnished or unfurnished, to ladles and gentlemen or single gentlemen; Board lor ladies ouly, with a widow lady. House first class ; neighborhood unexceptionable. Also a Basement Office, furnished or uufurulshcd, to a physician. Apply at 63 West Fifteenth street. A PRIVATE FAMILY, RESIDING IN THP.IR OWN brown stone House, with atl the modern improvements, in West Twenty-fourth street, near Fifth Avenue Hotel, could accommodate one or two single gentlomen with PI- asant Rooms aud Board, with the comforts of a home, or an interview, please address G. R., box TH Herald otlkce, A PRIVATE FAMILY, RESIDING AT NO. 123 LEXinglon avenue, southeast eortisr of Twenty-ninth street, will let a Suit of Rooms, handsomely furirshed, with Board, to a family without small children, ora paity of gentlemen. Reference required. A PARLOR AND BEDROOM. HANDSOMELY FDRnished, wanted, with Board, for a , ntlenian ?ud wife. State terms and location. Addrese J. T. B.. Hers.u olllee. A large avi) elegantly furnished suit of Room*, on the first mid second floors, to rent, at the Mudison Park limine, No. 2 West Twenty-lii'ili street, corner if Broadway, opposite U orlh Monument. Also a few single dooms. l'rlvato tables furnlsheu, If preferred. Best of reference required. Board.?a gentleman and wipetn two sinele gentlemen in obit In a neall., furiiished Itoom, ind Bedroom, on the third lloor, with Roard: also single Rooms for gentlemen, at No. 3 We-t Washington pla.-e. Board.-desirable rooms and comfortable Board may be obiai led at 101 East Fourteenth street. Board,?extra neatness, sc.?a widow lady, occupying alone a new brown stone bouse, will let a Ingle Room or Suit on second boor, Urge closets and bath ttached.iwlth new carpets, to a party desiring to use their nwn furniture. Call on or sddress O. J., 145 West Forty-second street (old numtier, 127). Board wanted^-b\ a lady and gentleman (partUl Board olity for gentleman), with a widow lady; where there are no other boarders preferred; bouse, must lave modern Improvements, situated between Fifth and Eighteenth streets and Second and Fifth avenues. None need answer except they have as above. Address Garden, ?ox 170 Herald office, for tw o days. Board wanted?either in new york or Brooklyn, by a gentleman, wife and child (two years lid) a second story Room, uufiirulahed; Inn private family ireferred. The best of references given. Address, stating nil paj tletriars as to location, terms, Ac., which must be rery moderate, J. F. C , Herald office. OOARD WANTED-BY A GENTLEMAN AND WIFE, U about the 21) h of April, in a small private family, a here there are no other oarders; location between Foureenlb and Thirtieth streets, and Third and Sixth avenues; terms must be moderate. Address e. L. 8., Herald office. tyoard WANTED?by a lady, in A family WHERE D she can devoto part oi her time to instruct one or two pupl's in music on the piano as an equivalent for her board, <be being an experienced teacher. References exchanged. Addtesa r. a, u- -ilit tiptoe. Board wanted?by a sinqlb gentleman in a German family, where an op|iortunity muy be had to learn the language. The location mast be good, cither in Brooklyu or New York, and prices reasonable. Addres E. H. B., oox 911 Post office. New York. Board wanted for three young persons, In the vicinity of Thlrty-iirst street and Hudson River Railroad depot. Address R. D. J., New York Post office. Board wantkd-in a private family, or where there are lint lew boardeia, by a young lady; location between Ounal and Fourth streeU; references exchanged. Address, tta np?rttcnta>-s and terms, which must be moderate, Miss C. L., Herald office. Board wanted?by two gentlemen and their wives. two unfurnished Rooms, with Board, in private family, or where th re are few boarders; terms sot In exceed $9 per week for each loupie; location west of Broadway and south of Spring street. Address W. R. O., box Z.Ohl) Post othcc. Boarding.- a large and elegant front par. lor on the second floor, with Bedroom adjoining, to 1ft, Furnished or unfurnished, with Board; Bultable tor a gentleman and hia wife or a snail family, a* two oth?r room* ran l>e added If desired. References exchanged. Apply at 101 Second avenue. Board on Brooklyn heights.?two very pleasant Rooms; oiim large Hie other a Hall Bedroom, with good Board, bathroom and eras. ('an he enga <ed by applying at 15 Willow street, between Fulton and Wali street terries. 0OUNTRY BOARD WANTED?FOR A UEKTLMAN, wife, Infant atal utiiae, within one hour aud a half's easy access of the city. Address tor one week, stating terms, which must be moderate, T., box M Brooklyn Boat ottlce. fTLINTON AVENUE. BROOKLYN.?TO LET, A TWO \J story basement and nttlc brick dwelling House, with ruble a id garden of eight tola attached, a'duste between Gates aud Green avcimea. Inquire of D. EGOER'f, '.'TJ I'earl street. idm'rnirhed rooms to let?to gentlemen, I? without tiosrd, on satisfactory terms, at 371 Fourth street, near Lafayette place. Furnished rooms to let?with partial Board, If required, to gentlemen. In a private tamiiy, location West Thirteenth street, near Fifth avenue. No moving in May. Modern Improvements and haudsourc Furniture. Address box 3,193 general Post office. Gentlemen.?two or three gentlemen can he accommodated ?ilh ul nsatu Rooms and good Boar-o, by applying at tlm large modern house, No. 80 V\ hlle street, oiiad'oreast of Broadway. Terms reasonable; references required. HOBOKKN.?A PARTY OF GENTLEMEN CAN BE accommodated with a Parlor and two adjoining furnished Rooms, with or without Board, in a private lutntly; also Kooma for alogle gentlemen. Apply at No. i Union place, Bioomfleld street, between First and Second streets; throe minutes' walk from the ferry. TN BROOKLYN.?NICELY FURNISHED, LARGE, AIRY 1 Rooms. In a i rivaie l.nnitv. to irr. with Breakfast u it ten Ave minutes' walk of any of the ferries, with full Hoard on Sundays If desired. Terms moderate. Apply a: 4'.' Johns* n street, near Adams, for one week. PLEASANT FURNISHED ROOMS TO I.F.T, WITH M".trd; house has nil the modern Improve mint. Ilefr. rence*exchanged. Api ly at 4C0 Writ Twenty-third street, opposite London terrace. PI RMANE.NT HOARD FOR SINGLE OR MARRIED gentlmten ran tc obtained at No. Ifo F.i*i Si vent- rath street, in irverv pleasant location, near Stuyvesant i p.ure. Terra* moderate. SUIT OF ROOMS, FURNISHED OR UNFURNISHED. A handsome suit of Rooms to let, with IV ml, M Fourteenth street, between University ptucc and Fifth avenue. Cntnfortaldc eittglo room-< for gentlemen, with Hoard. Terms moderate. TO WIDOWERS AND BACHELORS.?A WIDOW, living alone hi her own house. wishes to meet with a middle aged gentlemen of respectability, w bo would appreciate tho comforts and quiet of a well ordered household. Address for three days J. Magdalene, hoi 117 Herald ofllce. TWO GENTI.FMEN WANT BOARD IN A PRIVATE family, or where there aro but few boarder', between Fourth and Seventh avenue* and Nineteenth aud Twenty third at reels. Address J. W. II., 242 West Twenty-third street, on Monday, he fore 12 M. TO LET, WITH BOVRD-ONE LARGE ROOM AND BcdfOoin, unfurnished; a gentleman and wife having Furniture, will And It to their advantage to rail at once; also, a llall Bedroom, furnished, to n young gentleman. Apply at , 38 West Twelfth street, between Fifth and Hitlh avenues. til" ANTED?IN A QUIET FAMILY, WHERE THERE TT an: do other hoarders, Hoard for ayotttig tuaride.l lady; would prefer board with a competent nurse. Hoard paid in adranen. Address, dating terms sml full particulars, J. I'., box l^t) Herald office. TITANTED?A FURNISHED ROOM FOR A LADY AND YY gentleman. Hoard for tho lady, where there are no other hoarders, In a quiet, respectable neighborhood; must have gas, hath, Ac.; with a widow lady preferred. Address, with terms, which must bo moderate, Unas. M., box I20 Herald office*. WANTED?BY A YOU NO MARRIED MAN, EITHER in Now York, Jersey City or Brooklyn, throe Rooms, with Board. In n private family, where there arc no other boarder*. Term* must t>e moderate. References exchanged. Addrcaa M. W., Herald officii. WANTED-BY A YOUNO OENTITKM IN, A SMW.L furnished Room, with full Board, In a private, sociable family. Location not above Twentieth am ei, weat aide, and price not lo exceed M a week. Addre**, with full particular*, B. E., box DM Post office, New York. WANTKD-A FURNISHED ROOM ICR A I.ADY AND gentleman In Brooklyn, near Fulton ferry, or In New York,|?,i*t of Broadway, In a quie t houae; muat navo gas and Are. Addre**, with terms, which must bo moderate, A. D. B., Herald office. AO Cn -i'TIEAVKST BOARD-NK'E ROOMS, WITH PZl VVi woo Ho ird, at $k #n to f I per wee* and up wards. Families and ladias suited less tlmn any other houae. Nice warm parlors, with piano 4A Ll?p-nard street, near Broadway and Canal street. Also a wutclunan. Lodgings cheap, OA* WEST ELEVENTH STREET, BETWEEN BROADAu') v. y and University plac ffandaomely furnished It omi to let In sultaor singly. Reference* exchanged. 07 WEST THIRTIETH STREET, BETWEEN BROADOl 1. *> 11 nd Fif li an mi"--me or two aeleet laiuiltes and two or three gentlemen can be neeommo lai-d wwh a ti,cu ?uli nf Rooms on second Uoorj house tirstc am, References exchanged. A O ORE AT JON EH STREET, HANDSOME HT'IT OF 'XM Route . *uit?idef-rapu yof g?n lem-n < > n - '1 I family t everything ContpSete for ho uvk e pltig, If iicsindt i terms moderate, as BOARDING AND LODGING. Of) UNITABS ITT PLACE.?TO LET. A THIRD FLOC^I fciU front Boom, to one or two geniletnen, wuuout Ou-od, Do not move on let of Msy. qo greene ftreet, above bering.-alston ?7l> House. KVsuiuiy furuiaued suits or Rooms, gas, Croiod a.udevery convenience for housekeeping ecuuuraloally; parilch.'arly suitable for email, respectable families of single gentlemen. Ik it low to permaueiit tenants. 1 071 GREENE dtki?st, BfiTWEEN SPRING and i.W | 2 Frluuc.?Elegauity fun-lslied Rooms, wlih good substantial Board, to let to itdles and gentlemen; terms moderate ; good location, uear Broadway. An interview will satisfy. s "it A BLEECKER STREET, VEST OF and nban II" Broadway.? Furuiahed 13?ouis, with or without B >ard. Meals served In rooiua If uestied. Trsusieut board* eia accommodated. Location central and pleasant. 1 97 CHRY8TIE STREET. ON* DOO* ABOV* Xsj I Brooin ? Varnished Rooms t.. let, with or without Board. Also, a few Indies caa l>e aoeommodated with Board. icc PRINCE STREET.?ST. clair HOUSE-rle1UU gantly furnished Rooms, with Bedrooms ailacned, witn all the conveniences for housekeeping complete, Including gas and Crotou water, to let to respectable famillea or single gentlemen. 91A ELK STREET, NEAR BPRINQ.?FURNISHED hllu Apartments for Immediate occupancy. The lowe-t rente In the city, oouslderiug the convenience of eoonomy la housekeeping. Best bedding and furniture, with range, oooklag utensils and linen comiileie; gaa and Croton. 9a A EAST TENTH STREET.?A FEW aENTLKMB* ?i\J .t can nave Board lor 83 60 per week. Also a gentleman and wife can have a small Parlor, with Bedroom, fur $7. Gas and bathroom included. Room, furnished or unfurnished, with Board. . THE HEBELLIOS. ~ " ~~ Flags, banners and regimental colors. Staffs, Mountings, Trimmings, Kag.es, Bjpear Heads, Ac. Ornamental painting and embmideriug on silk. HOJER a GRAHAM, 97 Duane street. TTEADQUArttERS NEW TORE ZOUAVES, NBV XX York, March 16, 1862.?A meeting of the members of this oorpa, at present in the city, will bo held at the ariuuij, corner of Thompson and Fourth streets, ou Monday evening, 17th inst., at 8 o'ch-ck, on special business, By order of Capt.J. J. DKhANEY, Vice President of the Corpa. Hbmrt Baldwin, Secretary pro tem. SECOND LIEUTENANT.?A SECOND LIEUTENANT'S Oommls-lon is wanted by a yo nig man tully qualified for the position, for which SlOO will be paid. Address S. F. C., box 2U0 Herald oQlcc. UNITED STATES BOUNTY MONEY.?WIDOWS OR o.her logai heirs of soldiers who have died tu the service are entitled, in addition to the pay due, to one hundred dollars, which Is now payable. For further particulars apply at the Agency, 16 Nassau street, room No. A VOLUNTEERS?TO SERVE TWO OR THREE YEARS or the war; also thr< e months' volunteers, anil the widows snd heirs of such, are requested to call on F. ROWING, 18 Nassau street, room No. 6. 1 9TH REGIMENT OF INFANTRY, U. 8. A ?BY PER. XAJ mission of tue Adjutant Generdl, U. 8. A., ollir. re of t ie Twelfth Infautryaro authorized tu raise their own companies. One company, under conuuan 1 of the undersigned, will be raised in this city. Non-commissioned ofll'-ers ap1 oiuted after org nization. A.J. DALLAS, Twt'luli United States Infantry, leurutuug oliioer. 79 Chatham s reet, N. V. 1 11<JD REGIMENT, N. V. 8. V., VAN BUKE.V U9HT l\'?i Infantry.?Lieutenant Chas. E. Jayne m?s bi en left Inch rge of the headquarters, 48i Broadway, am! nil! forward all member* of tlie regiment to the camp at the seat of war. All parties connected with the regiment will immediately report at headquarters, or they will be treated as deserters. Recruits wanted. T. B. VAN BII KEN, CuloneL " ~ THE FIREUEH. The active and honorary members and ir.eudsof Mohawk Engine Company No. 16, and tue Fire Department In general, are respect'ullv invited io meet st the engine house, to attend the f ineral of our talo brother member, Andrew Nesbltt, Jr.. on Sun lay, March 16, at one o'clock p.m. By order. HENRY WE 3B, Foreman. W?. Hknbt Buutr,Secretary. At a special meeting of the mrmbere of Mohawk EngineCompany, No. 16, convened at the engine house on W. duesday evening, March 12, 1862, the followlug preamble and resolutions were adopted ? Whereas, we, the ini-mbm of Mohawk -Engine Company, No. 16, bare learn-d with feelings of painful regret or the do.ease of our esteemed friend and fellow member, An'rew Nesbit, Jr., who departed this life on board the gunboat Whitehall while engaged In the uaral action at Newport'* News on Sunday, March V, 1862; and whe. eas. we deem it an imperative, though in- an .-holy, uoty to place up ,n record our testimony or the many virtues and ennobling traits of character for which our late lamented associate was eminently distinguished; therefore, be it Resolved, That while wo yield with due reverence and submission to the will of our Heavenly Father, whe has seen proper to take from bis family, friends and this Company our beloved and highly reai?ected associate, yet, we cannot but feel deeply the great loss we havo sustained by being deprived of the companionship of one whoa- many good qualities and many attributes commanded the respect and woo the esteem of-ail within the circle of his acquaintance. Resolved. That to the widow sad family of our deoeas-4 associate, we tender our most sincere all cottons and condolence, and beg to assure them of our warmejt sympathy la their distress. Roaolved, That as an additional mark of respect for the m ntory of the deceased, we wear the usual badge of mourning for thirty days, and thst a copy of the above be transmitted to his family, duly atitueni Coated. M m. KAVANAUH, Chairman. Wat. Hknbt Biiixt, Secretary. DENTISTKY^ Artificial bone killings so cents.?restores decayed teeth to their original beamy and use"nine-* without pain. Beware of sucesh "discover)ra" and belt prices. Beautiful Artificial Teeth in auy styie d-alr d Ja vild. nlAtiiiK. ?ilvpFfir vnirAiilM>^ a! AO to &L> each. I Or. lA'XUfcK, Dentist, removed to MM Esit Twenty-second street. Artificial teeth ?we continue to extract teeth In two seconds, without pain, with our benumbing ttutd. Mo extra charge tor temporary sets or extracting. Teeth inserted without extracting the roots, on our improved almospheria pressure plates. We Invite all to call and examine our specimens before going elsewhere. We hare e.benilraUy pure chloroform and ether, which are i>-rfectl* harmless to take. Mrs. DC UK. IN A ROUSSEAU, 373 Canal street, opposite West Broadway. Artificial bone fillinu.?caution to thh public.?Since the Introduction of the auore discovery, a number of cheap operators ami uunckg ba-e advents*! under a similar name apurious Imitation?, awarding to tnelr miserable acidulated compounds the valuable qualities <>' my genuine artificial bone. The only safeguard that the public may bare against imposition Is to call at my rooms, *69 Broadw.rv, where may also be had the celebrated Cuban Deiitifrie anil Lotion, the nn'y hsTOlfse article known for keeping the te th sound and white and the gums healthy. Artificial bonk mum, fifty cents.?tuosr who have been so unfortunate as to pay $2 each for having their teeth poorly fllled, in Broadway or elaewncre, can now have the same operation properly performed by an experienced dentist for SO rents. Also, warranted artificial Teeth, in every atylu, on t od, platlaa, silver or vulcanized rubber, only SO rents to Si 50 each. Extra- ting safety performed dally at oUice, 101 East Twenty-s ooud street. Dr. Ll'THUK, Sr., dentist twenty years. Having had two teeth extracted, without feeling any pain, by Dr. J. JAY YILLKKS, I 5.1 Grand street, two Mo ks from Broadway, I cheerfully recommend him lu those wishing to Aval: theim-elves of lila valuable s?rvbe*. Mahia Waunkk, Washinulou Heights. JT A. BP.IGUAM, DENTIST, SUCCESSOR TO C. 8. JV? Putnam. late asso. 1st d with Dr. Root, Id Bond street, has removed to :il East Twelfth sir vet, between Broadway ami 1 inv-rally place. National dental gallery-largest, most replete, Sixth avenue, corner of Twenty-* ond street. Established In Hstd. Five premlutnH h warded. Beautiful p.t'tited Ottmolyped seta of Teeth, wonderfully reduced price*?Seta, $fl a'nd $10; Gold, 8*0. Denliatry guaranteed. Filling and extracting teeth without pain. Dr. M ANSON, Dentlet. NKW PIBL.ICATIONS. N-ational quarterly review?march ni m. ber contains sr.Idea on Fashionable LaahV Ramirarie*. Bombastic Literaturn, luiproveiiienta, Ac., of Coal tin*. Vindication of the Celt*, W1 tand'a Life and Wrltln, a, Notional 1) fence*, The Union Not a Lea rue, .1 Agent*. ROM k TOU8MY. E.J. SEARS, Eutloraadi d.-ior.f That "cumouft" book of city women, or intercttln.' Female Char .clera in New York. Cheap e Utioil, 216 pages, ll'mo., now ready. Price 25 centi, or in .llad free, SO cent*. M. OAl'NTf, publisher, 59 Walker sweet. New York. MUNICIPAL AFP"AIRS. Thecommittee on streets <>e tiik board or Aldermen, will meet on Tu- sdtr, the Uth day of March, 1st!J, at one o'clock J*. M., in the Cnauiberof iCe Boaru of AM'-rmen, Clly Ifal1, for the purpose of considering the subject or the extension of Church street to the Battery . Ail parties lutcrcstcd will ple.iae attend, without furiher notice. ClIAH. J. CHIPP, ) Committee F. I. A. BOOLE, i on I'll AH. II. HALL,) Street*. E. W. Tari.0*, Secretary. IaKCTTRKS. 1ECTURE ON HT. PArKli'K.?REV. P. MCCARTHY J will lec.ure on the above subject, on Sunday evening, lfltli ln*t.. at St. Anne's rhnrch, Front street. Oraud ves per* by the clinir, assisted by exec lent singers frotn New York. Admission, at the door, 25 cents. MILITARY. For s ale?a seventh regiment uniform and Equipments, all complete, cheap. Inquire at 152 R ag street. yfanted?immediately, a quartermaster TT and sutler, with some raplbvl, for a vhl'-n r* inicnt, now orgaotxiiig In Tennessee, under the auspices of Genet al Andy Johnson, Provisional Governor. Address, with nam* and references, Col. Henry A. Erben, N. Y. J'ost oOlce. ASTROLOGY. A bona fide astrologist. that every ONE can depend on. la Mine. W1LN0N, who telle the object of your visit as soon aa you enter. She tella the past, present ami future of your llle, and warns you of danrcre, and brings suexcss out w>f the most perilous undertakings. N. Celebrated manic charms. No. IS? Allen street, between Houston and Stanton street*, over the bakery. Charges for Indies and gentlemen, 10 oanta. ALL CANDID INVE8TIOATORH WII.L HNI> IT TO their interest to call and ?ee Mr". ADDlE BANKER, the wall known test medium, rooma J81 Fourth avenue, corner Twenty-second airest, up stairs. 4 HTOUNDIWn CURE9 AND DIVINATIONS-IF IN JV HI health or trouble, oonault Madame CLIFFORD, unrivalled Business Clairvoyant and Ann rlran M.diclnc Worn .n, lu7 Dean street, corner of lloyt street, Brooklyn. She forelelli erenta. dotei ts disease, pu aeriinn ivmedie*. an I tin a absent friends. Business Interviews, CO cell's; tnedl.al, by letter, enclosing hair. fi. LL CANDID INYESTTQATOMS SHOULD CALL AM) SCI- Mis. ADDIK BAVhEll'H Writing, S , mi; and IN raouatfng Medium. Retinitis] Ninth auuuu, treat- Tvveiitj* third street. /TLAIIlYirYIM E.-MM HKYMOl'R'R MIDI) AL V rii'imaare lo ate I lit 101 IV. at I-Sle uth sired, ninicr Rn'li av.-nne; nnliaucc on F" ?t ' . im tit Mr" ss h< relotoreou sickness, absent friends, Ac., day and evening, and sstlsfaetlou guaranteed or no pay. ffllB URFATEST WONDER IN TI1K WORLD IS THE I j i r ' a ... M -I Mi." HI KoN. m I', -?u V 'in est; be en "lied Willi the Htrtob'id eonfldeiiee on nil ailali'of .1 e n-fures dr..nk< n and unfaithful busuandat I' I , H I il l to inn YOU I Cloved hy % ?i r heart's id. al, a .'I briu'; th( r those Ion separated. Lcdl.-sAceuts. lb.lfc 0. ttc VI Third avenue, gbout Twelfth sliset