THE IODOC BLUNDER. Peace Commissions Appointed Only to Complicate Matters. BACEA1 & CO. AT WAR IICOUICIL 'nn ? ~ Sam Case and Uncle Jesse in the "Secret." General Canby Treated to Advice from Greedy Landowners. APPLEGATE'S MINORITY REPORT. TW Iidiin Bureau Informed tbat tbe Comminion Ii an "Eipeniive BInnder." Odeneal Hot Likely to Agree with the "Oily-Tongned Orator." an Bremer's Ranch, March n, 1873. He Modoc question is still puzzling the Indian Bureau at Washington, and from the present aspect of affairs they will probably succeed in running up a bill bordering upon a couple ormlllions before their peace policy is successfully carried out. History credits the late President Lincoln with a little common sense, found in a remark made by bin to Secretary Stanton when General Grant took command of the army in the late rebellion?t. e., "that we bad been commanding the army long enough, and It would perhaps be better to let flrant see what be could do." The good judgment displayed in that remark was plainly exemplified by the reoord of current events, and if the Indian Bureau were to take the matter into consideration they would see that the cheapest and most , expeditions method of settling the difficulty would bo to hand over their authority to General Canby, an officer whose years of experience among Indians, coupled with nis actual presence on the ground and an army to back him up, would enable him to treat more succcssiuliy with the Indian, who has more respect for the force of arms than for prom ises which experience has taught him are only too often made to be broken. bow tbk peace commission was appointed. We uave just had the painful experience of the efficacy of a Peace Commission acting under the authority of tbe Indian Bureau, and their labors lit W 1V11UUU it lib nuujuob 1U1 llll' IttUfjUVCr VI the citizens of California and Oregon. The history of this Peace Commission may be told in a few words. The Modoc trouble broke out, and Mr. A. B. Mcacham, the late Superintendent oi Indian Affairs in Oregon, happened to be in Washington at the lime. This gentleman is a gifted orator; as _ described by a contemporary, "words fell from his silvery tongue iiko peas rolling off a hot platter," and be has for a long time felt deeply aggrieved at his removal from office and the substitution of Mr. Odcneal in his place. This war was a perfect godsend to this Mlcawber politician, and, seizing the opportunity, he hied forthwith to Secretary Delano, and exploded one of those shells of oratory, scattering pellets ol peace in every direction. The Secretary forthwith appointed a peace commission to arrange these Modoc troubles, in which Mr. Meacham was to act In conjunction with Mr. Odcneal and tao Rev. Mr. Wilbur, 0! Oregon. This, however, did not suit Mr. Meacham, as, perhaps in t dreams of the future, he had seen a picture in which a war that broke out through the mismanagement of the present Superintendent was settled by the late Superintendent, a happy termination of affairs which resulted In the reinstating of the late Superintendent In full power, adorned by a wreath of laurels. The silverytongued orator, therefore, hied once more to the Secretary, and once more his dulcet tones charmed the ear of Mr. Delano, and the names or Odeneal and Wilbur were struck out and Jesse Applcgate and Samuel Case substituted in their place. Everything satisfactorily arranged, Meacham started for the Modoc country, and arrived at Dorrla' ranch like a conqueror come to deliver an oppressed people, lie had no doubt of the success of his mission, as he could easily manage the rest of the Commission. 8am Case was an old friend, ne conld be relied on, and as lor Uncle Jesse Applcgate there could be no difficulty there, as Meacham knew Uncle Jesse and his partner (another man by the name of Jesse) had a little interest in certain swamp lands in which ne might be able to lend assistance. THE PEACEMAKERS AT WAR. The Peace Commission established their headquarters at Falrcbild's Ranch, and In two days after their first meeting Meacham's face wore the ? expression of a much-abused man. It soon leaked iont that the Coramtssion were at loggerheads, aa both Dncle Jesse aud the old friend Sara expressed different Idea* on the Modoc question to those propagated by the olly-tongued Meacham. His eloquence was wasted upon these two Oregenians, who only listened and laughed fn their aleeve; in fact, one or them openly stated that the Peace Commission was a mere humbug, used simply as a cloak to cover the attack of Mcacuaui against OdenaaL THE COMMISSION "AV. JUUJUUitVK ULUNDEK.'' Under existing circumstances it may bo naturally Inferred that the Peace Commission proved a stupendous humbug, or, as more explicitly termed by Mr. Jesse Applegatc, "an expensive blunder." General Canby, however, fortunately arrived, and his suggestions were accepted by the Commission, and wool ', probably have resulted in the surrender or the Indians if the latter had not been scared by the statement or a mau named Blair. a pardoned convict residing in Oregon, who told them he had a warrant, to liaug nine of them when they came in and gave themselves up. These Indians have cause to be afraid or treachery, as some years back * Ben Wright murdered lorty-sevsn of their tribe at a peace feast; therefore such a statement totally destroyed the negotiations of weeks, and the work Iwill Have to begin again. apri.koatk and case hbhimn. During tne past weex Messrs. Jesse Applegate and Samuel Case both resigned their positions on ttic Peace Commission and returned to their respective avocations. Mr. Meaclian, however, de termlned not to give np no soon, and remained a commission of one at Falrctiild's. Before leaving Mr. Jesse Applegate sent the following characteristic letter to Mr. C'luin at Washington, an a minority report:? AgrLXUATS'S MINORITY REPORT TO TOE INDIAN Hl'RKAt. Headquarters Peace commission, ) Faibchild's Kancii, ( iti., Marcn, 1878. j Son. H. B. Ci.t'm, Acting Commissioner of Indian Airairs j? Bin?The Commission appointed to examine Into the cansen an<i bring to a conclusion the Modoc War having concluded lis labors submit the following an it* una' report, to wit:? rlrst?The causes leading to war were the dissatisfaction of Captain Jack s oand of Alodocs with the provisions ami execution of the treaty of October HA, ltKM. and reiusal to abide thereby. To what extent wrongs justified resistance, the commission h Rvlng no power judicially to investigate, cannot sa^v. Um-ontL- -The Immediate cause of hostilities was resistance) i.y tue Indians to military coercion. Thinl?i Unconditional surrender o( the Indians, and tne trial and punishment of tne guilty by the civil ant hoi ltlen, would have been more satla.actory to the whites and a better example to the Indians tbtMi more lenient conditions. ? gourfh?'i^enns of surrender were oirercd the Indians to save ihe further cirusion of blood and secure a permanent peace by the removal of the whole tribe oat o; the country, a result scarcely to be hoped tor by continued hostilities. lAjtn?The terms agiced to by the Commission were snggested and must be carried Into effect by Jbf m lltnry. A commission to negotiate a peace Was tncre.'ore unnecessary. ' Sixth?A commission to inquire into the causes of the war should ne composed of men wholly dismw.rcstcd intthe flDdinga.<tf the cownumma. ai UKTOR mtiy ?r iadtreoWy, and clot hod wtth loll power to investigate. . Hnveiuh?Home of the peraonnet of thin Com mis siou being obnoxious to the Indiana it wan a hindrance to negotiation*. Having nor power to adwinlster oaths nor tend (or persons and papers, and the official acts of the chairman to oe revised, its finding must hare been imperfect and unsatisfactory in regard to the canoe ot the war. We therefore consider the Commission an expensive blunder. JHBSB APPLEUATE. STHLB'S NEGOTIATIONS KnNSERKD WORTHLESS. Before the Coin mission broke up Judge Rosborough, of Yreka, had been added to the Commission, at the suggestion or General Can by, and that gentleman, assisted by Mr. Elijah Steele, of Yreka, did good service in the negotiations that followed General Can by's proposition. Mr. Steele made ecverat trips to the lava beds, and wonld have succeeded in obtaining the snrrender of Captain Jack and bis party if the lies of Blair had not upset all their calculations. The Indiana had gone so tar as to agree to come out and surrender. They were te be met by wagons halfway te carry their baggage, but on the appointed day nut- an Iudian made his appearance. Things since then have been in a ap?t? of statu quo, ana minora were current tbat tke Indians bad deserted the Iftva beds. MAJOK RIDDLE SCOURS THE LAVA BODS. General Canby finally ordered Major Blddle, of the Pirst cavalry, to come from Bernard's catnp, at Clear Lake, to Van Bremer's with bis troop, and on tbe way make a scout through the lava beds Major Blddle arrived here last evening and broagbt in thirty-four Indian ponies with him. Major Blddle reported to General Canby, who arrived here yesterday looming, tbat when about four miles south of Captain Jack's stronghold they came upon a nest of ponies, guarded by flvo Indians, four bucks and a squaw. Not knowing how peace matters were going on, they did not fire at the Indians, but simply surrounded the poules and drove them into camp. ODENEAL AMD MKAOTIAM PACK TO PACK. Mattera are now on rather a peculiar basis, as a despatch arrived to-day irom Washington stating that Mr. Odeneal has been added to the Commission. This brings matters to a most interesting crisis, as the Commission will now. comprise Meacham, Odeneal and Judge Rosborough, the other two having resigned. It is very doubtful, however, whether odeneal will accept and face the music of tho slivcry-tongued Meaotiam. * THEM WOOL'S ErPBNSE OP toe WAR. Bow long this farce will be carried on by the Indian Bureau is bard to say, but it does seem an outrage that they should have the power of ruuning up such an unnecessary debt as they are rapidly accumulating. Grain is now twelve and a halt cents per pound, which is cheap compared with the thirt.v-llve cents per pound paid during tho first part of the war. On an average each horse In the government employ costs about oho dollar and seventy-five cents per day for subsistence, and us there arc about three hundred horses now in this county for cavalry and fighting purposes wc can easily account for an expenditure of $.iOo per day on that branch of service alone. Tho cost of freight on ammanitiou and ratious for seven or eight hundred forms also no Inconsiderable item of expenditure. There are also hundreds of other things that help to loot tho but to one of gigantic dimensions. ENNUI IN TOE OAMP. This camp is at present the headquarters of the army, and wc have here batteries U, K and M of the Fourth artillery, companies E and G of the Twciftn infantry and troop K of tho First cavalry, making in all about two hundred and sixty rank and file. Evorybody is getting very tired of tho inactive state of atTairs and hope for some move that will lead to a conclusion of those troubles. AMUS.ttfflJS.NlS. Italian Opera?-Mlu EcUogg's Benefit. The dreary, cheeriest* weather or lost evening sadly interfered with the attendance at the Academy of Music. There were two feat urea calculated to Interest operagoera-drst, the benefit an<l farewell of the moat popular of Arfler)4au el tigers, aad then the flCbut jpf a new tenor. The opera was "Martha," which may be considered as a melange or popular tunes or a concert lu costume. Miss Kellogg Is entirely at home in the sparkling music or the title rule. Last evening the presence or an anusually Kind audience and a conservatory or floral tributes laid at Iter lect seemed to inspire her to special efforts. She wrh enthusiastically encored in "The Last Rose or Summer," and repeatedly called before the curtain at the close or each act. The new tenor, Slgnor Veratl, was the Lionel or the occasion, nia voice, obscured by huskmess or nervousness in the solo prnfUgo, recovered itself in the succeeding numbers ol his rote, and in Ids singing ol the well-known "M'apparl" one could form a very good Idea of Ids value as an addition to the company. That Idea, we must say, is not a favorable one. Ills voice, small in tone and flexible to a certain extent, is devoid or resonant quality and bis method of singing is very much or the (Hnu:he jermie order. If he would open his mouth sufflciently to give his voice unimpeded egress the effect would be more in accordance wltn the correct system or singing. When tne teeth constitute a barrier to the emission of the voice the tono becomes vcntriloquial. The upper uotcs In Hignor Vcrati's voice are well worn and rather shaky. The tremolo element enters largely into bis singing. In acting he is somewhat fiko poor oiugllni, especially In the management or his legs, and his face reminds one of Hrlgnoll. Mile. Sanz sung the rOle of Nancy without evincing any particular lcaturc of interest in it. We have had so many excellent artists on the Academy boards lu tilts rote that the public can scarcely tolerate a mediocre Nancy. Jamct'a Plunkett was characterized by all the spirit and finish of this painstaking artist, and he received a recall for the Porter sang. The chorus was inexcusably bad. and the orchestra, at times, llMlo better. To-night the troupe appear in Philadelphia and will not be likely to sing here again this season. There 1s a rumor of a Tatnberlik season after Kastcr, but as that managerial tenor has scarcely the shadow of a company left It Is hard to see how that can be effected. It is very probable that we shall haw to wait wllh iluq patience until the Pail, wncn Lucca and Nllsson will return to us. Mine. Lucca purposes spending tne Summer at Narragunsett, and Miss Kellogg will likely go to Loudon. Musical and Dramatic Notes. Mr. Kdwin Iiooth has just leased his theatre to his brother, Mr, J. B. Booth. The latter will assume the management In August. jui. uai; liiMinuB Keeping him promise (maim eariy in the season) to revivo "Old Heads and Young Hearts" at the Fifth Avenue Thcnfre. With the revival Mr. Griffith will have the opportunity of renewing his former success as Jesse Rural. Mr. J. M. Bcllew reads this afternoon at Steinway Hall, beginning with "The Fire Worshippers," from "Lalla Kookh," and on Friday evening he delivers an oration at the Academy of Music on Oliver Goldsmith, with readings from the choicest works of the simple poet and essayist. INTERESTING CEREMONY AT TRINITY CHURCH. Six young ladles were yesterday received Into the Sisterhood of Mary In the Order of the Episcopal Church at Trinity chapel by Bishop Potter. The Rev. Morgan Dlx preached an eloquent reoeptlon sermon. A large and fsslilonnble congregation lllied the dmrcli, and the ceremonies were of the most interesting and solemn character. The Sisters of Mary at present keep St. Mary's school, West Forty-sixth street, Mt. Gabriel's school, Peekskill, and servo in the House of Mercy, the Child's Hospital and several institutions of the Episcopal Church. VANDERBILT'S SOUTHERN DONATION. The Tennessee Methodist University, (From the Memphis Avalanche, March 21.] Commodsre Vandcrbllt's gift of $600,000 to tho trustees of the university to he established In Tennessee by the Methodist Church South Is not only a royal donation, but it is the first of any kiud bestowed on the South by a citizen of a Northern State. It is said that the Commodore's wife Is a sister dT Bishop McTycire's wife, and that llr_ rw>r?mvi nf Vow Viirfr Ihr,...,.!. ...i .1 - - - . ..... V..IV..IKH .TIIUIU Hit; 'UMltition w?8 made, has been for years the confidential inenrt oi the great Hail road Ring, wim built forlilm the Church of the strangers, in New Yorv. city, it in not material what were the innuenooH which caused Commjrtorc Vandcrbiit to opon his purse. We take It for granted that he won controlled by a Knowledge ot the benefits to bo con erred upon the young men of Tennessee and the South. In this act we see, too, rhe obliteration 01 that sectional lilttcrness (or which the Methodist Church <s in u great measure responsible, and which ought to bo supplanted by Christian fellowship, If not by patriotic chanty, the Methodist Kplscopal Church North and tho Methodist Kpiscopal Church South have both sinnedjenongh to lorgiveeach other, li Commodore VanOerbtTt, who naa never bcon reinarkaole lor his piety or other Christian graces, can forget and forgive, wftr cannot the Mints do iikcwm I I K HERALD, WEDNESDAY WAS THIS MURDER? A Frightful Story of a Tenement Tragedy. WORK OF THE DEMON RUM. A Woman Killed and a Child Burned to Death in One Might in the Same House?The Worst Den in Hew York?She Devils in Human Form?The Coroner's Investigation To-Morrow. At eleven o'clock to-morrow (Thursday) morning Coroner Herrman will commence an investigation or the circumstances attending the death or a woman named Bridget McSheffair, who lived In a wretched hovel at 48 Scammel street, and who died at Believue Hospital a rew days since or rracture or the skull. This inquest, it the story or the wit uvonvo ITIIUU1 111V IIUIICO 1IUVO UUUICU UJ> U1 MO be true, will develop the details of a lloht revolting mukukk, a story of debauchery uud wretchedness incredible in a civilized community and the burning alive of a child in the same house under the most revolting circumstances. A simple notice of "death from fracture of the skull" came to the Coroner's office a few days since, and Coroner llcrrman, with commendable promptness, placed the matter in the hands of Ward Detective Johnson, who is attached to the Thirteenth precinct station house, with what promises to bo a satisfactory result, a woman named Mary McNamce, who lived at 48 Hrnuunol street, was also arrested and charged with the murder of tne deceased woman on Friday afternoon. A Herald reporter last night, after much trouble, gleaned the following horrible details of the tragedy One bitterly cold night, a little over three weeks ago, Officer Moran, of the Thirteenth precinct, while on post in Scammei street, near Cherry, one of the worst spots in the whoto city, heard groans proceedng ifrom the hallway of No. 48. The house has a very bad name, and, having rapped for assistance, he entered. (Iroping in the dark bo almost stumbled over a body which was lying at the foot of the stairs. Having lighted a match the officer fonnd it was that of a woman, whom he at once recognized as the deceased. Mho was lying on the flags, with hor head turned towards the door, in a pool or blood. Another officer arrived and tliey lilted her up, but she had tainted. They examined her and found that she had re ceivad a terrible gash across the head. A stretcher was procured and she wuh removed to tho Thirteenth precinct station house, at the corner of Delancey and Attorney streets. Here she revived a little, and, In reply to the officer's inquiry as to how she had received her injuries, she stated to hiui that she bad been struck in the head with a bottle by Mary McNumce. It was bitterly cold, and wlicu aho was touuu lying in her own blood tho only covering she had 011 was an old sailor'H jacket, a pair of Htocklugs and an old petticoat. She again became uuconscious in tho station house, and, as it was feared sho would ulo during the uight, she was removed In a wagon to Bellevao Hospital, wnere sho survived until last Wednesday. On the same night that she was brought in a dying condition to the station house, aud a few miuutes alter tho officers had again gone on post, an alarm of Arc was raised at 48 Scannel street, and it was discovered that a child of a woman named Howard, who lived up stairs, had heen severely burned. A day or two aitowards the child died. O11 Thursday lost Coroner Hermann, after hearing Officer iMoran'H statement, who said tkat the deceased was undor the influence of liquor when he found her in tho hallway, ordered the arrest 01 Mary McN'umec. Detective Johnson secured her 011 Saturday last and took her to the Coroner's office in the aiteruoon. Here it was discovered that she was suffering iroin tho effects of a beating which she had recently received from her huahaud, and ii win inivuiiuiioui* niiv wwiu ^vmugij r?|mju,iv, ttim sliu was removed to the Centre an eel Hospital, Where she now Uea under survelllanoe until she appears at the Inquest to-morrow morning. an awpirl. den. The Herald reporter called at the Thirteenth Sreclnct station house last night and saw Oitlcer oran. He says that ho behoves that No. 4S Hcannell street is one ot the most awiul dons In New York city, and that Its inhabitants are the lowest types 01 the worst classes In any clvlli/ed community. "Vou would think, sir," lie continued, "that they wero beasts Instead of human beings. The house is a wretched-looking four-story frame building, Inhabited by seven or eight lain lies. I ho members, male and Icmulc. arc continually drunk and steeped in the most abject poverty. The deceased woman and the prisoner," the oitlcer says, "were both habitual drunkards." When the prisoner, Mrs. McNamee, was drunk, or, as he cxErcssed It, "in her glory," It took six men to hold cr or get her off the street ii she objected. Tho post was so bud that two ottlccrs were continually stationed on it. "Now oitlcer," said tho reporter, "tell me all you know about the murder and tlio burning of the child tuat night." "Well, this woman who Is dead was a regular out and out drunkard. I knew her well. She used to stop with a widow woraau named Howard, who lives in the tsp floor of No. 4H. Tills night they were all drunk as usual, and Mary McNamee and her husband turned her out. The husband went out to get more drink, ahd wnn arrested and locked up for the night. The woman McHbcn'.iu, bearing of his arrest, tried to get back into tho house to stop there lor the night, and tho prisoner, Mary McNamee quarrelled with her, aud struck her on the head with a bottle and knocked her down stairs." What about the burning of tho child ?" ? "Well, a boy of Mrs. Howard, the widow woman who lives up stairs, came home shortly alter I tun ml the dying woman In tho ball. Ho went up stairs, and. as I understand It, lit a stump or a candle and tumbled lute bed, in which his mother and the child were lying fust asleep. He knocked the candle over and the clothes took (Ire. Not more than tho siko of your two hands of the clothes were burned, and the woman must have been stupefied with liquor or the child could have been saved. It seems to me miraculous bow the child could have been burned to death, so little of the clothes were burned." "Now, what evidence have you got about the murder ?" "1 hunted around for a day with Detective Johnson, who has the cose in hand, and I heard that Mary McNamoe's own boy bad seen Iter strike the dead woman. I questioned him, and ho told me that he had scon ins mother strike her that night with a stick. Mrs. Howard's boy told me that ho had seen joung McNamee strike her on the head also. In (act, the dead woman w as a thorough outcast, aud as she had no home 1 guess they hunted her out." One of the sergeants of the Thirteenth precinct snbsequcntly informed the reporter that he could nut understand now the poor child was burned to death, so little of the Bedclothes were burned, unless tho mother?the woman Howard?was utterly stupefied by drink. tije prisoner's story. The reporter then went to tho Centre Street Hospital, and, by tho kindness or Mrs. Drown, the mati on, was taken to the prisoner's bedside. Who bud not yet recovered (roui the effects of tho poison which has become her daily sustenance, and was trembling in every limb, she is a tali, gaunt, repulsive looking woman of most powerful iramc. She bus lost one eye, and the absence of that organ gives a decidedly sinister expression to her otherwise repulsive teaturcs. Mrs. McNauico is n prematurely old woman, and her voico in as strong hum an iiiiq*j aa <(. iiviu viutci a. in ir|iijr i># i,:n; reporter's inquiries sue made the loliowing statemcut:? "lhls nifrUt vc spako of me husband ami me had been dhrinklu' together. He hate mo about the head Tor s|)iikln' to thin dead woman, lie went out of the house to Ret a few cuits word of whiskey and he was locked up. This woman then eonio Into the house to net ' !? stairs to a woman named Howard, whero she used to stop, but she culdn't get in, as they were In bed. bhe then come Into me and offered to mako some tay lor me liusba id, to take to the station house, as I was btcedln' from my bating and all too wake to make it. I tould her to go out an' get a little drop of whiskey lor five clnts to put In the tay, an' she fell down stairs. As dod is my Judge 1 am Innocent or her blood. Yon see I got a bad battn' myself lor spakin' to her." Here the woman was about to exhibit the marks on ner head and arms, and the reporter left, ATTEMPTED DOUBLE 80IGIDE, A Man and His Wife Attempt Snicldc at Jamaica, L. I., bat Are (Jnsacccssful. On Monday evening Julius Dude and his wife, Julia, attempted suicide at their residence In York stieet. Jamaica, L. I., by severing the arteries in their arms and log*. From all that can be learned of tho case It appears that Kudo could not hnd cmDloyment, and In 'ho desperation or poverty he and his -'better half" resolved on self-destruction, 'i he most shocking Incident In tho ad'air wus the c<>ol and deliberate manner In which thev set about performing the deed. They bathed themselves, put on clean linen, and Julius, after sharpening his razor, cut the main artery In Ills teit arm and then the one in his leg. His wife took the steel and loilowed his exatnnle. They then went to bed to sleep; but, rertunatcty, they wore discovered here by a ladv In tho hon?o. who gavo the alarm and summoned the doctor, who stayed the (low of blood and sewed too wounds. Tho man and wile new lie In a critical condition, hut it is the opiqton of tho doctor that they will recOvoft t , MARCH 26, 1873.?TRIPL THE GOODRICH TRAGEDY. 0 , I Five Days Since the Assassination I and No Arrests Yet. ' i Chief of Police Campbell Speaks?He Has y "a Slight Clue"?The Mystery of Wo- * man No. 1 Cleared TJp?She a Appears at Police Headquarters and Explains. ? i 8 The Search for the Supposed Murderess, J Woman Ho. 2?"Nobody Knows ] Her"?Description of the Mur- 11 derod linn's Watch. 'J n p WORKING IN THE DARK, g 0 Tbe anxiety ?r the pnblic to learn the latest par- ( tlcularp in the Goodrich mystery appears to be In- s creasing, for it Is expected that the developments * will reveal affairs involving parties who, it may be n assured, would much prefer not to have tnelr <> names connecter! with the shocking affair. The ? stories concerning the movements of the deceased ti for the two weeks prior to his death have not lost P anything by their circulation; very many theories n have been advanced in regard to the tragedy v which would not answer for publication at the prescut time. The first impression was that Mr. ^ Goodrich's house had been entered by a burglar, and that, hearing tho burglar, he descended to the ?, basement with his pistol in hand to protect his ^ property; that the burglar stood iu some convenient place and struck htm the blow across tbe right eye, he having a brulso which seemed to give semblance to the story; and that, after disarming ,j him, lie shot him with his own pistol. It is, howover, a very singular fact that thero wero four chambers of the pistol empty, while but three shots could be found. Believing that the deceased committed suicide, THB DRTHCTIVCS DID NOT MAKH A VBRY DILIORNT soaich at tirst among his effects. In a subsequent visit a more careful examination was made, when it was concluded that If tho man was murdered it was uot for the purpose ef robbery. If a thief had got into tho house he would have ransacked the c bureau drawers. These do not appear to have been ^ disturbed. His underclothing, shirts, socks, Ac., 1 were all neatly (olded, as he had placed them, and " not an article, so lar as can be ascertained, was 1 removed. K very thing about the house would in- 8 dlcatc that suicide was really the last thing which y tho occupant contemplated; but, as tho Rev. Dr. Cuyler said in his sermon over the deceased on Sunday, "We know not what may bavo passed in 1 tho breast of that man during tbe last night v of his life." It is evident that he but recently * passed a period fraught with eventful consequences of evil, perhaps not oven pausing upon tho threshold to consider the consequences of the step be was at" ' take, lie yielded his plastic nund ^ to the iuiluenc<w which may have been brought to bear upon liim, and gradually ? DKISTKI) INTO IlAMITff from which he found it quite impossible to escape. He could not at first see the result of his weakness, 1 and tUo silken threads of pleasure wero gradually f ) but surely binding him in the strong colts. ( In addition to the mysterious woman who has ! figured so prominently iu tho case, and who, up 10 u the present, has effectually baffled the efforts of the police to effect her capture, it is said that a certain man with whom the deceased hAd intimate bust ness relation* atis alio suddenly d.sappearad from ( public gaze, and cannot bo lound in bin iihuui n naunts. Rumor idcntitiofl this missing man with r one who knew Intimately of Mr. Goodrich's female |j entanglements, and also who not unfrcqucntly ad- p vanccd him large snms of money. It is also alleged that he strongly disapproved of Mr Goodrich's con- |[ duct to tho woman, and on more than one w occasion threatened to expose htm. This man n was last seen on Friday evening, at which time, p it Is said, he promised to Iks present at the funeral a on Sunday. Tho detectives were rather dlsap- n pointed to Und that he did not fullll his promise, |i and still more so when they found that ho had leit B his residence lor parts unknown, it Is conjectured Ci In some quarters that he is the compauiou ol tho r mysterious woman's night, and that, In all proha- n billty, both have sailed lot Kurope. It Is obvious it that both have taken extraordinary measures to i> conceal their whereabouts, for tho entire detective < < force, alter four days of incessant labor, have f almost given up In despair. It has been generally q supposed that r mk. uoodkich's i.apv friend cl resided In New York, and. Indeed, at one time it p was confidently expected that she could no lound tt in a certain heiiso on First avenue; bnt the more ti probable supposition Is that lor tho past three or n four months she resided in Brooklyn, and In a r house not live minutes' walk from tho City llall. ai Hlie was not the Ui&na-luoking blonde to whom ri gushing reference has been made, bnt an ordinary- w looking girl, rather below the medium size, anil, tl instead or indolently basking in the sunshine of her lover's smiles, was in tuc habit 01 working ii Industriously in a dressmaking establishment for m eight or ten hours a day. Hhc was, however. welt educated, and possessed natural refinement for 0| one in her position ol lile. Her letters to tho do- tt ceased, which arc now said to be in the possession ? 01 Coroner WtittMU, show her to be JJ a woman of 1ntklliukn0r ! and high spirit. That she was greatly attached to c, Mr. Goodrich Is evident irom expressions in these letters, and that her Jealous indignation was excited is equally evident. Mr. Goodrich, it would seem, adopted unusual precautious to conceal Iter presence from prying eyes on trie occasion of her o visits lo Degraw street. He had a bed fitted up w for her accommodation in ouc ol the vacant houses tl near Ins residence, and in this house ttiey passed ji many an hour together. Nothing more is known of her, and the police solemnly aver tuat thoy do not m even know her name. ci Mr. ulUUuin, ol lie Hutledgc street, who was for- in mcrly In A PARTNER OP MR. flOODRICff bl in the saw business in New York, was at the Coro- ti ncr's ofllce and had a lengthy interview with the ni oilteialH. They thought, perhaps, ho might throw rl some light upon the case, front tlio fact that Mr. n Ooo'lricli leit a mahogany box with him or with a 11; Dr. Kiecbardt in New York, which might contain ni letters or papers concerning tun business. Nothing ic however, could be ascertained. c< Chief Campbell had maintained a very evaslvo c< manner whenever questioned in regard to the case, n< ami, although it is evident that lie lias is soke vkiiy important inkokhation IS in his possession, he emphatically declines to d<s- n< close it. The theory of suicide lias been exploded, li and It is extremely doubtiul whether the chief ever entertained any idea that Goodrich destroyed si hnnseir, although several of the detectives who ? are working on the case under Ids orders wcro of ct that opinion. The Chicr has been devoting his at- di tendon entirely to woman No. a. wktli whom tl Goodrich iiad been on terms of improper intimacy, sr and who, it is (Irmly believed, was implicated in tr the murder. It lius lieen openly stated that the cf relatives of the murdered man were aware or the ci criminal relations Dctween Charles Goodrich and it this woman, and if this he true they in all proba- tl liility know her name and where sue came uoin. lo tiik oiiikk 8pkars?tiik mvmxhv of woman no. 1 iii UI.KARKD. Hi A reporter of tho IIkkai.i, yesterday called w upon the Ciiief, in Ills ofllco at the Central oftlcc, c< witu the view oi ascertaining what Information, if tl any, had been obtained as to her identity or where- bl abouts. The reporter demanded the nnmc anu p< description of this woman. Chief Campbell re- di plied that he did not know tho woman's name. fo Krportbk?Do you mean to say that you do not know who the woman is t pi Chiei Cami'Iikll (emphatically)?No! I do not. al Kbpoki kb? And you nave no cluo whatever as to m her whereabouts * ai chief CampbbU/?No, sir. RuroKTKR.?Mr. Ctilef, I suppose you have seen C the statement that there are two women lnvulve<l In this case ? Now, who Ih the other woman who m la represented to have been intimate with Mr. M Goodrich? vi chief CAMrBKLU?Yea, air; I know the woman H you reicr to. 1 have acen her here In this office. in Hhe was here on .Saturday last and Is ready to an- j?i pear at any time. Hue Is a respectable, hard-work- pi fog young woman, and her relations with Mr. it Goodrich woro only those or an etnployO and ai iriend. There wan nothlns? wrens? whatever be- w tween them, and any charge or insinuation 01 Improper relationship Is upjust to the youni? woman, a to say the least. she has not and never bad gpy f. desire to conceal liorseli. n and when sho heard last HAtnrday that hbe was t wanted she came to my oftlco at onco. I believe ll that sho Is a respoctablo woman, and 1 think it 'r would he eminently unfair to i?tvo her name for a publication. I hope that her namo will not bo a published for that reason. p Khpokthk ou may remember, Mr. Chief, that it v has also been stated that charlcs UOODKM'll havi this young woman hon IT. fl Many people have regarded that as very sign III- 8 cant. Chief Campbell?That monev was srlvco. sir. for 11 E SHEET. i perfectly legitimate purpose. The girl was makng some articles of clothing for Mr. Goodrich, and he money was given to her to parchase material ir as compensation for her services. The amount, believe, was $10. Rbtobtkr?Well, now, having disposed of this roman, let us return to the other. Are you preared to state to me now that you have no clew itber to the identity or whereabouts of this other roman ? Chief CinrBRM. (hesitating for a moment)?Well, '11 tell you, we've got just thi nuairrasT cliw, nd that is all. Further than that 1 cannot tell on. Rkportkb?It is very strange. Here It has been sserted on all hands, and uncontradicted, that the ioodrich family knew the name of this woman and u about her relations with the deceased. Five ays have now elapsed? Chief Campbell?Yes; bnt If the Goodrich family o not give us any Information about this woman, hey knowing her, who w1li. oivk PS tub information f he woman had probably been living there in DeTaw street off and on for eight months, perhaps lot all the time in one house. Certainly there was ut one honse furnished?tlio one occupied by Mr. loodrlch?bat It is believed that in the other oases she slept on a rude bed constructed of oards and perhaps a mattress. The Chief peremptorily declined to disclose any iformation that he had obtained respecting this roman, saying that all he had learned he hau cominnicated to Coroner Whitehill, to whom all reorters had been referred. Yesterday afternoon the Chief was again interroated concerning this woman and tn the presence f the reporters for the press said:? TIIB CHIEF'S MTTI.K SPEECH TO THE REPORTERS. "If this woman had been visiting this house Mr. Goodrich's), as it Is alleged she had been, I Sou id think it natural that somebody should now her name and where she belongs. There is obody who can give any inlormatton of this wolan's name or where she belongs, in what State r city or town. Now, that breaks the ice in that, fatwithstandtng all the papers may havo said bout letters and of this thing and that thing, I ell you no name is known. Ii there was the apers should havo it mighty quick." The Chief, having imparted this startling lnforlatlon, turned on his heel and went Into his prlate office. TUB MISSING WATCn. The following is a description of Mr. Goodrich's ratch "Gold orlok. Fletr. Pcrdt. Wdy. 10 lines, red gold rick movt. frosted. No. 11,232. Jules Jurgcnscn, Opsnhagen." HEW JERSEY LEGISLATURE. he Adjournment Fixed for the 4th of AprilIs the General Railroad Law a Blessing in Disguise !?McPherson Rises to Explain?The Infamous Jurors' Bill Passed by the Senate. Tired of the long and stubbornly contested raiload conflict, the members of both houses of the [ew Jersey Legislature want to go home. By a oncurrcnt resolution tho adjournment will take luce on the 4th of April, and Trenton will then esnue its wonted tranquillity and dulneas. Tho lotion lor adjournment was ardently supported y Carsc and Cole, of Cumdon, and it was easy to ec in consequence that Tom Scott was playing a rily game, for the period from now until tho 4th of iprll is too limited to atrord a sufficient opporunlty to havo placed on the statute a Free Railoud bill that would half Batlsfy tho riHhcB of the people. Worthington and Letson ranted the time extended one week further, ui. wieir entreaties were not listened to, ml amendments to that circct were negatived an ist an offered. Can hold Hecmed indifferent, said c did not care, and added that he would endeavor 0 rush all his own bills to a llnal passage as soon a possible. Patterson was misled, and warned j move to reconsider the motion tor adjournment arly yesterday morning, but receiving no cncourgement he let the matter rail through. The General Railroad bill Is still in the hands of re special committee. Thoy held a long session 11 Monday night, and the labors performed were nly of a clorieal nature. Another meeting will bo eld to-night. Attorney Uenoral Gilchrist was onsnltcd on tho matter, and his shrewdness is rought into requisition in order to ferret oat tho olored gentleman in tne wood pile. It is strange hat oourtlandt Palmer and ether astute lawyers Id not unearth htm long ago. The friends of 'atterson's bixty-nlne are afraid to try its chances i) the .Senate. They lack one vote, and until that 3 hud the Senate will not be troubled with its rescuce. Mr. McPherson arose to a question of privilege at iur o'clock, au>l proceeded to allude to the uttack lade on him in relation to his railroad record, rhich he designated us being of an Inflammatory aiurc, and misrepresented lil.n In every shape, le said that no Intimidation In the shape of violent nd persistent slander would lor a moment swerve iui from Ills path of duty. The scenes witnessed 1 the late discussion en special legislation were lost disgraceful. lie then adverted to the special eminittce appointed by the Mcuate on the Free ail road bill, and in justification oisueh committee c said that the Senate lully endorsed all the mendments made and unanimously passed the ill. It was then scat to the House of Assembly lor (incurrence, and, lot the House lound that tho rcc Railroad bill was not one in met hut lu uiuc. The little Joker from Hudson had been plytg Ills wily schemes, ami was accused of being the ause of all this. He then referred to Patterson's 111, No. 09, as another measure of special leglslaon, ait! it seemed to linn that tlio friends of mt scheme did not want to support any general illroad law He here vindicated himself in a very itt.v tone, and concluded by saviug that If any mendments were needed to complete the geueral illroad hill, let tho House make them und they onld be accepted by the Senate, who awaited pacntly the result of ttnTr action. In the House tne following petition was received i relation to the removal of the Capitol, and, on lotion of A. J. smith, was laid on the table:? li> view ol the <iac*tion of the removal oi the capital ' the state from fix present site to the city ot Klunbcth ic heirs tad executors of the late kdwavd Kailon, in hum vents the title to a plot ol ground known as Jack in Park, 4U0 feet In width hy MO leet in length, In tho Econd ward of the city of Rli/alieth, hereby oiler to the tad- their title to the same, the land to be used lor the rectioii of the Capitol and other State buildings. KDWAltl) R. KKLIujUO, Rxccutor tor htmscll and other heirs. Fur.nrirni, March 10, Idr3. The bill establishing district Courts In Jersey lty. which passed the House on Monday night, us reconsidered and recommitted for the reason iui the qualifications necessary lor tho proposed iidgoa have not uecn denned in the bill. When Air. Williams' bill, providing for theappointlent of Commissioners ol Jurors in Hudson county, tiiNA up, Mr. Cutler mailo a most powerful arguiciit against it. He said it was invidious not to live the three political parties represented in the ill. (tieveral .Senators Itero said there wore only ,vo political parties.) He denounced the bill in uuleasured terms, and said that every man had a gilt to bo tried oy his peers, und II this lull passed o such trial could tako place. He Drought to ght the pernicious effects it would produce if turned. Mr. .stone followed, and entered into a ngthy argument In its support, lie said the ncissity lor this hill was greater lu Hudson runty than la any other. There was a pressing eccssiiy for it, for a majority of a Grand Juiy ,tciy empanelled in that county were open vie.tors of the law. Ho predicted that the time was nt lar distant when every county would Have a ko measure. Mr. McPherson then followed, and said that no icli necessity existed tor this bill in Hudson ninty. If there were exceptional cases where rnvictcd persous were placed on tlio Jury?ami he id not deny but that might have occurred?still te Sheriff was not to blame. He said the entire ill-government of the city was being taken irora ictn. Kvery office but that of Mayor was ptuciiilly abolished, and tlic.v were now attempting to catc another ring?a Jury ring. He looked upon as an outrage on their rights ami destructive to ictr Interests. There were certain men in the bby looking tor its passage who (lid not represent uy interests or respect,ability la Jersey t lty. (Tne stiator nerc referred to one Punghorn, against horn several indictments arc ponding in Hudson nutty, and who managed to get upon the floor of ic senate anu uuuoniieic neuniurs iu iuvor 01 mo ill.) Mr. McPhersen cencludod by a poweriul api*ai to tuc Senate: to reject the b.il, springing an it id from men who chafed and foamed because t.iey Kind the law too strong for ihciu. Mr. Cutler arose again and In scathing terms exasctl the evil the measure would bring forth, lis United to the expedient which made it a cpicus leasnre of the great republican party of U'.Ci State i unworthy of that party. Mr. Stone again addressed the Scpgto In reply to iitlcr. The President vacated the e?iair at the comicncement of the dlscusslop/aiid it was filled by r. William*. Ho now too*, "line iloorand spoke In faor of the bill, saving was to purlly the jury box. 0 proceeded to drJell on the object of governicnt, which was \o put twelve honest men in the uy box. Th?-H bill would take away the miserable atronage Vid by the sheriff or appointing his lends ?o the Jury box. He despised this mi?er!>la ?Jarty argument. There was nothing In it; ft a', appearing for party popularity. Alter Mr. Taylor concluded Mr. MePhorson offered n amendment, which he said ho offered In good nth, via. . Z-,,Tliat tho bill bo recommitted for the urposc of adding Kssex county." He said that If he hill held forth such blessings to Hudson county 1 would he equally as applicable to Kssex county, ins was negatived by a vote ol U against 0, Wood nd Sewed the only republicans voting In the Itlrraatlve. The bill was then put on Its final uuanan .mil declared carried bv the followmir otc 2? Yka#? Mcs*r?. Recaley, llavcns, Ilewltt. Hopkins, rick, Jarr&rd, Moore, Newkirk, tiewelJ, bbeoparU, tone, Taylor, Wlliiame?19. ... - .. _ Navr? mrmra. lianphart, Cornish, Cntler, Edsal), [enUrlftk*fu?. Mi-Phemou, Wood? fc 3 "CUBA LIBRE/^ Safety of the Herald Commissioned in the Patriot Ranks. Popularity of Mr. O'Kelly?Arrival in Thi^ City of t Distinguished Cnban Patriot. The Spaniards Demoralised in the Oriental DiW triet?General Agramonte'i Bravery and the Enthusiasm of the Cuban Feoule. 1 Yesterday morning the English steamer ciar!bel| from Jamaica, brought to this city Mr. Antonia /.ambrana, who left tho snores of Cuba Libro on the 7th of this mouth on a confidential mission to the Cubans resident In the United States. Mr. /.ambrana Is a member of the Congress of the Rcpublic of Cuba, and Is considered an orator Of no mean order, and a patriot of tried fidelity and prudence. In appearance he Is of average height and muscular build. Ilia face is of a sunburnt! hue, supplemented by a black beard, and he possesses the darkest pair of eyes ever seen In a son of the Latin race, which flash with excitement as he speaks upon the hopes and fears of free Cuba. Mr. Zambrana came in company with three of the sailors of the liberating steamer Edgar Stewart, which, It may. be remembered, recently landed a quantity ol arms and ammunition at Vertlcntes, when thn Bailors In question were accidentally left behind. The party embarked in one of the "dug out'* canoes, made from the trunk of a tree, and, taking advantage of a dark night, shaped their course towards Jamaica, occupying some thirty hours IxM their trip, and being fortunate enough not to be overhauled by any of tho "mosquito" fleet of Spanish gunboats. The latter, when they capture these dug-out boats on the high seas, are reported in several cases to have made their occupants "walk the plank." safe arrival at jamaica. The little craft was safely beached upon tho shere of Jamaica, and the party made their way tar 1 Kingston, where they waited several days lor the Claribel. Here Mr. /,ambrana was joined by Antonio Agnllcra (the oldest son of the Vice President of the Republic), who shortly Intends taking an active part in the revelation, an interview with mr. zambrana. Yesterday morning the Cuban Genbrals Jesus del Sol, Bernahd Vurona, Villegas, and many other distinguished patriots, called upon Mr. ZambranaaO his residence In East Fourteenth street, between Third and Fourth avenues, to talk over the prospects of speedily chasing the Spaniards from tha "Gem of the Antilles." In an Interview with Ueuald reporter the following conversation toold place Reporter?First, allow me to ask can yon glv? me any tidings with reBpect to mr. james o'kem.y, t1ie iieiuld's commissioner j and who has entered the Cnban patriot lines t Mr. Zamurana?1 am huDnv to sav i can cive von* recent news, to tho following effectOn the 25tl? of February Mr. O'Kelly wan at the Cuban encampment at Tenipii, where he was reposing for a few days alter the fatigues he had undergone in travelling over a large portion of the Insurrectionary dis-, trict. He also suffered, I hear, from the heat of hist woolen clothing. According to my calculation MK. 0'kKI.LY'H VISIT TO PRESIDENT OKSPEUEH would tako place on the 6th or 7th duy of thifli month. Two of my friends. Captain Corona antl Colonel C'lntra. had the pleasure of seeing Mr. O'Kelly, and told me that they wcro highly pleased with his intelligence and the aptitude he showed in acquiring information concerning the revolution! uml ot the topographical features oi the country. mr. o'kelly's popularity. I am very pleased to tell you that Mr. O'Kelly lias been received with open arms by the patriots, who rest aseured that he will tell a plain, unvarnished tale of what he sees of us, our lorccH and tiiosc of our enemies, t he Spaniards. The patriots feel under great obligation to the New York. Herald for espousing the cause of "lrcc Cuba,'* and, believe me, sir (with emphasis), that our deliverance from under the heel of the Spaniard is fast approaching ! bllioitter skies for cuba. Reporter?si ace the midnight captnre of Hoiguin by tnc concentrated forces ot the Oriental district we get no reports of lurtlicr fighting there. Mr. Zamrkana?No; the Spaniards are terribly demoralized in that part of the island, and ara lying perdu in the fortified places along the const. We could not venture to hold these places, ior wa should be attacked by their vessels. Meanwhile we aro laying some deep plans for the district, whick 1 hope will be successful. Reporter?Is (icneral Agramonte in good health! Mr. Zamkkana?Yes, and he la constantly attacking and harassing the Spaniards In his district. He does not know what tear is. and exposes himself constantly. I told him that unless he was more careful of his life he would not see the end of the revolution?but be Ii'js a charmed life 1 believe. General Agramonte has a lad with him or thirteen years of age, bold us a young lion, who Is always the first to volunteer for dare-devil work. The General thinks the world of the youngster. We have another celebrity?Sanguili, who has one of his legs partially paralyzed, and the other has been rendered unserviceable through a gun shot wounn. but In spite of ibcso draw bucks he lias litmsel? lasteued on horseback by the aid ol ropes, ami lights splendidly. enthusiasm in free cuba. Tho existing feeling among the patriots is one of enthusiasm, and they believe that slowly, bur. surely, they are advancing towards the haven of their desires?liberty. Tiicy hope, however, that; tho government of tills country will ere long grant thorn belligerent rights. At thin moment loud knocking from Impatient Cubans w as heard at the door of the patriot's room, and the reporter, after thanking Mr. Zambranu lor his courtesy, withdrew. SKKKCli OK AIR. ANTONIO ZAMBKANA. He was boru at Havana In 1845, and studied at, tho University ol that city for the bar. He practised in Ifavuna with great success for three years, until the revolution broke out. He then left Cuba und joined the liberating expedition on board the schooner Galvanic, which lelt Nassau in Ihhs, and. subsequently, saiely arrived at (iuanaia, on the north shore of the Central Department. Subsequently lie helped to draw up the Cuban constitution. lie Is member of Congress from trie Havana district, and iuis been twice Secretary or that body. CIVIL SERVICE. During the entire day yesterday Messrs. Thoma? L. James, John R. Lydccker and James I,. Benedict, the Board of Examiners for Civil Service appointments In Collector Arthur's Bureau, were engaged in the examination or candidates who applied for the vacant position of I'nltcd States Weigher, an ofllce for which, under Collector Uriuncll's ad iain 1st ration, 3,000 patriots were willing to immolate themselves. Under the present excellent proviso making brains, and not political preference, the nine qua non lor occupying a place of trust, only nine gentlemen applied who desired to compete for the vacancy. A few duys ago a morning Journal published some of the formulas adopted by the Board, whereby to ascertain the relative merit or applicants. Owing to this ill-timed fjcjjo/n the commissioners were compelled to adopt a new series of questions, which were given to the competitors. The candidates for the wclghcrship were all employes ol the Custom House, as under the rules only such were eligible to strive for an office above a $1,300 CleikHlU*:, and ol unusually high qualifications. A mo rig them were Colonel T. B. Thorpe, chief clerk '.0 Captain H. P. Russell, Superintendent of Bonded Warehouses; Colonel Henry P. Hubboli, a soldier or the late war, and others of achievement, either civil or military. The questions to he answered were of a difficult nature, especially the mathematical problems which had to be solved. 'i i? Di.ostl will laliAP nnrlnr anrnn omhnmoa. meat in determining the relative standard of the applicants and lu recommending the successful three, of whom General Arthur will make the flaal appointment lor confirmation by the Secretary ol the Treasury. Numerous distinguished visitors were present during the day attentively watching the examination, among others lion. Itivid U. Melllsh, member of Congress from the fcigtrh district of New York; Colonel Silas W. Hurt, special Ireputy Naval (irtlcer and Chairman of the Board of Appeals oti Civil Service, Deputy Collector Dudley F. i'helpe, Ac. A vacancy for United States gaugrr. salary $2,000, will be competed for to-dar. junl on U10 31 st Inst, an examination for the following posf? tlons will be held, and to (111 the same upwards of four hundred petitions have been received, and the list stands closed:?Two clerks at $l.oW) per annum, two at $1,409, three at. $1,MO and one at $?00: one Inspector and three stoiekeepers at $4 per diem, and one night inspector at #3 per diem. This competition will bo the last presided over by Mr. "P. L. James, the chairman of the Board, who will enter the next day upon his new uuttei) as 1'oatuiaater of the city of Hew York.