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TRIAL OF CLARA HAYE3
FOR THE MURDER OF DOCTOR LTJTENER. TESTIMONY FOR THE PROSECUTION CONTINUED. Court of Oyer and Terminer. Before Hon. Judge Roosevelt. THIRD DAY. Mil 4.?The Court met tlii* morning at 10 o'clock The prisom r still remained too ill to sit up, and occupied a sofa during the day. The examination of witnesses for the prosecution was continued. Direct examination of Azoba Shipmau continued. Q On entering the reception room after v .ur return from Fourth street, what did you see A. 1 saw the Doc tor Ivirg on the fl. or. ... Q State in what part of the room he was lying? A. Near the consulting room door, with his head lying on the hot lout of the side table, apparently very faint; I thought lie wassick Hy the Court?4J. Which way did his face lie? A Tlis face was nearly upward. y Oa which part of the si lo table was the head? A. Ther. *a- a shelf about half a foot from the Uoor and his head was resting upon it. y Dc. cf be his exact position. A. He was lying extend ed or tl e floor as if lying down, with a newspaper in his right hand . his face was nearly upward, incliuing a little toward the floor; I went up to him and laid my hand upt.ii hi J forehead, and said?'-Why, Doctor!" be not moving at all, and lying so very still, I wa . startled; I saw a little Mood oa the rtoor; mv tlret thought waa that he liad tuul.' u a blood vessel and that i must lose no time; 1 went into Mr- Wood's office and rang ttie bell, and one of the occupants of the office rame to tlie door; 1 didn't know his nan.e; 1 told him semethiug n led the Doctor, and asked him if he wouldn't conic in. he eume in, whou he eume in 1 spoke to him in tliii way?"What trad 1 bet ter do? ' and he said, "Throw some water in his face;'' I asked him if he would send for a doctor; he said "Yes," aud left the office; 1 then kneeled on lhe Moor and took aouie viler out ol' the basin and threw it in his face; in he m. autime 1 laid my ear upon bis heart, after uubnt oning h.a vest; I observed tha' lie must hare had a gin s of water, fur one was standing by, half lull ; 1 took it ut> and lasted it to see If it w'us clear water; the glass was standing on the side table, by llie pitcher; the pitcher was on top of the.table. where tis hi ad v.aa testing; the gentleman had by this timo let .;; in J v ilh tae doctor; some one rem arko I lie tbought ?e i ,ii dead already; 1 answered. "Oh, no, he Is very wain then the doctor looked at him, and took hollo:' Sis hi..'. saw the blood, and asked lor a basin of water; went into the adjoining room, got the basin of water, nib on te- tn.'i.g to tbc leie, t: n r em stepped on so n ? liiing p'ici ed it up, anil found it was a small pistol, tlie i the d"Ct examined tin-head, ami found a wound made by the i ll of a pistol; 1 omitted to say that while the gentbrn..n was gone for the doctor I took a box back of the I oetor's head on the shelf of the table, took the paper from the Doctor's hands, and laid the paper on the lie. . on the other sido of the room, and placed the box i j on it. it was to pievcut the blood from soiling the car; c . in another place. Q How far from the tnhlc did you place the box? A.I placed the box under the window ou Broadway, nearest Howard street: on removing the box I found some blood; eomeWSdi said the Coroner should be sent fur. an 1 he wa- sent for and came. Q After the Coroner came, what was done? A. We went into the consulting room at the request of the Coro ner. Q. Did you hear him request you to go in? A. Yes, and 1 went in at his requo-t. y W hat did you do with that pistol? A. I too!: it up, but I cannot tell whether 1 laid it down or whether some one took i* out of my hand. y. Describe that pistol which you picked up? A. It was", very small pistol; 1 never saw anything of the kind; I don't know how to describe it. y Deserile the pistol which you saw on previous occa sions in the possession of ?tr. Hayes. Question objected to. The Court overruled the objec tion and allowed the question to be put. Witness?I can't uny more describe that pistol than the one i saw in the office, but both were very similar, hot 11 very small. Answer objected to, but allowed by the Court. Pisto! pro. uted in court and shown to witness. Q. Look at that, and see if that is the pistol? A. It Is like the < ue I picked up. Q What was the position of the Doctor's feet with re ference to the chair? A. They wore very nenr the chair, but whether they were lying across, or both upon the floor. 1 dou't know. y What was the position of the chair? A. It was in , the same position us when I left. Dr. Luteuer's revolver (loaded) was here shown to Witness, Q. Look at that pistol, and see if it resembles the pis tol which tie Doctor had t A. Thai is the one which ttio Itoctor usually curried?the tame 1 found in Hip drawer that morning. Q In what drawer did yon find it? A. In the drawer he usually Up' it in; it was in a sideboard in the con sulting ruutn. I think in the second. Q Was that drawer locked? A. It was not. The direct examination was here rested. Mr. Whiting asked permission of the Court to defer the cross examination, and recall the witness to he cross examined niter the District Attorney had rested his case, tfteraomc discussion, Catherine i empaey was sworn?Q. Whereabouts do you tow lit e: A In Yorkville. Q Ho v old tire you ? A. Aliout fifteen. Q With whom do you now reside? A. With Mr. ibollrr. Q. D:d you at any time reside in the family of Mrs. ilayis? A. Yes. y. Are you still in their employment ? A. 1 am. Q How long did iou reside with them bel'oro Dr. Lute tier's d.wtli A. Nine oi ten mouths. y In what capacity? A. As child's nurse. Q. How long did they re-ide at llirlcm? A. Nine or ten mouths. y I id you live with them before they went to Harlem? A. Yes. Q Do yon rememtier of any difficulty occurring be tween Mr. and Mrs. Hayes? (Question objected to as iu ci nijieti nt, an i objection overruled.) Witni s?Only about the time of Dr. I.utener. Q How ! ing was that before the Doctor's death? A. I ?"on t know exactly; it might have been a couple of g. I)o you know of Mr*. Hayes leaving me house? ' ee. Q. To you know wliere she went to on leaving th? 1 i tu ? A. To Dr. Lutener'*. 1 believe. Q. Prior to her going. did you earry any message from J' e. II > e? to the Doctor? A. Yes. t. W at was the message? A. She told me to go over to he i a* tor's aqjl desire ti e Doctor to come over to hi hOl-e; she went away that morning. g. was auy one with tier? A. Dr. Lutener was with her. g. After she left, did you take any note from Mr. Hayes to Mrs Hayes? A. Y'es. g How long was that before Mrs. Have* left? A. I think it was the Saturday after; she l?ft on Thursday. Q To whom did you give that note? A. To Mrs. Hayes; 1 carried another one; 1 brought it back in five or ten minute* afterwards ranied a second noto from Mr. Hayes to Mrs Haves g. Ihl you read, or hear those notes read? A. Some o them. The 1 istrict Attorney exhibited one of the notes to witness, and a?ked whether that was ono of them she carried t l.j.cteil to. g Have you ever seen Mr Hayes write? A. Yea. g How otten? A. I don't know how often, y More than once? A. Yes. y. More tlssn twice? A. Yes. Q. Do you believe, that to be his handwriting? A. Yes, air. y. Po you believe that to be his handwriting? (Sliow ng witness a second paper ) A. I think so. g. Look at both the notes nml say which of those was the first sent A. Neither of these was the first sent. g. Is either of them the one you took the second time? A. N'o. g How long was it before Pr. I.utener's death that Mrs. Hayes returned to the ti use. A. About a week, or something more. g. On the morning before Pr I.utencr'8 death, did Mrs. Hayes came to the city? A. Ye*. g Wlii' knowledge have you of it? A. I think 1 hear! her Ray she was going. C'cun*. 1 for detence objected to this evidence, g Were you at home ail that day, Monday? A. I was. Q. We* llr*. Hayes at homo after she told you she was going? A. it was some time after she told me, that she went don't know txactly what time. g Whni did you see tier next? A. She cams home I*'ween twelve and one, or one and two g. Whet did she nay when she returned homo? A. I don't kruw exactly what she said. g Af'er ,*he had been th re some little time dll you hear l er say anything about where alio h id been ? A. I think t heard ln'r speak about going to the Doctor's of fice; alie said ?he had been to the lk>ctor'? office, an l he aaidhewo. i l not give the papers up; 1 think I heard her threatening the Doctor. g What did she say? A. Pho said she would kill or vhoot the Doctor, as he had nearly killed her. g What else? A. 1 don't remember anything else that waa said g Da the previous Pat or day night were you present at a conversation between Mr. and Mrs. Hayes about Dr. Lutener. A Some of the time 1 waa g About what time of th# day was it? A. It was af ter ail o'clock in the afternoon. Q What waa aaid at that time? A. I heard Mr. nayes charge Mrs. Hayes with improper conduct with the 1 Victor Q. State all that waa said at near at you ran rem*m ler? A Mr Hayes blamed Mrs. Hayes for going to the f L Ar'? nffim n?rr nitii-h Doctor's office, very much, g State what language he used? A. He said she had no right to go there; he -aid more, but 1 do not recollect. Q. What was his manner? A. He seemed to be very angry with her. g. Describe his tone of voice in conversation ? A. He spoke very lond to her. g. Did she at any time tell yon what these letters were? Question objected to a* leading and improper. The Court allowed the question to be put. Witness?I heard her state they were papers sent to her by Mr Hayes inKngtan l, shin she was in Kngi.tni. Q. Have you ever beard her speak of these letters more than once State all tha' you have ever hear I her a\y in reference to these letters. A. I have heard her a.vy that she gave them to the Ivmtor to keep, and that he would not give them up to her. 1 have heard her speak of them three or four times. g. What did she say at di.Tcrent times' A. That is nearly all I heard her say a>?ut them, on Tuesday morn ing. the day of the Doctor's death, about seven o'ekxx; 1 elated '.?cfc.re that it was six; I made a mistake. g Was their any other person residing with you in the 'ani.lv ' A. Yc?. ti nora Kane. C \vha! ws* i e- ;; nation ? A Phe was cook, y V. L -'a go; up Urs>? A. I don't know, y Y"a?- : yi a Live breakfast.' A. It m ght vo ' *<-i. gUl : half-past eight, the table was mi in e either Mr. or Mrs. Hares that morning? tlir. tocv ate breakfast toge iiOr. you .-k- Mrs. Hayes that morning, how Was A. In a green merino dress; sh>'was dretsel - e g , did uvi evv her leave the he as#. To a Juror?I don't rseollect what time it w?* Q. Were you away from the house that morning? A. Yn at the grocery, In i-Mil street. Q Who sent you" A. I think Mr?. ) I area requeued me to go the night before; she gare me the money the night before. q When ilid you go? A. On Tuesday morning, y What for? A To get some things for breakfast, y Had Mrs Have* a pistol in the home? A. She had. y. Where wae it kept? A. Generally in the parlir; Mr*. Haye* ha i no i>articular place for it; I have seen it on the uuintt l piece ami on the bureau. Q. When did you last see it?before Dr. Lutener't death? A. 1 saw it with Mr. Hayes ou Tuesday morning; Mr. llay?s had it in the yard Q. What wa* he doing with it? A. He was firing it off. y How often? A. Once. Q. What time did Mrs. Hayes return to her house that day? A. Hetween 5 ami ?'> o'clock. Q. From the time you left to go to the grocery to the time she came in. did you see her? A Ve*. Q. Where did you see her? A. In the kitchen. Q. Had ?he anything on her head? A. No, air. Q. ltail she any shawl on? A. No sir. Q. Had Mm. Hayes a shawl? A. Yea; it was a plaid ahawl. Q. When Mrs. Hayes came back had she any one with her? A. An officer and other gentlemen. y How was sle dressed? A. She had on a black velvet | bonnet and a plaid shawl. Q Mow was the hounet trimmed? A. It hal a black feather on each tide. Q. How often were you in the habit of seeing that pis tol in the parlor? A. I don't know how many time- ; it was usually there. y Did you ever see a pistol in that house after the morning of Tuesday? A. I don't think 1 did. Q. When Mrs Haves retnmcd in the afternoon with an officer an 1 other gentlemen, did she come into the | house? A. Yes. tt How long did she remain? A. About half an hour. Q What then became of her? A. 1 think she went away with t lie officers nuil the other gentlemen; a ho changed her dress alter she came in. and put ou a black silk dress. The Court?Was that firing in the yard before or after breakfast? A. I don't recollect. ToaJuror?I don't remember where Mrs. Hayes wasat the lime. 'I he Court-?Was she iu the house? A. I think site was. ' Mr. Puateed said they proposed to pursue the same plan with reference to the cross-examination of this wit ness as with the last. The Dihtrlct-Attcrney consented, and the witness was allowed to leave the stand. I Isiiuc Cockofair (Deputy Coronet) sworn?Q. When did . y< u Erst hear of the death? A. At a quarter past eleven i 'clock In the morning of the 10th of January ; I \va< in I the cororor's office, in the middle basement of the buUd lug which liar now been destroyed; on hearing of this I ? uyed theie from three to five minute*, when Coronor G table came in; I then went immediately there. y. "n going Into the i dice, who did you find there? A. Mr. Ft died: win n I went there he handed me a small pis t?l; I saw a lady there also; she said her name was pliipman. y. How long did you remain there? A. Not more than fifteen minutes. Q. Did the Coronercoms while you were there? A. Yes. y. From that office where did you go? A. Directly to the Chief's office, and stayed there about a minute; from there 1 w< nt to mp own office, and then to No. 1 Nassau street; Coroner Gamble was with ms. Q. What did you do on arriviug there? A. Wowonton tli>' third, floor, back building. Q. Who did you find there? A. I saw a gentleman there answering to the name of Hayes, y. Do you see him here ? A. Yes, sir. y. Who else was there? A. 1 saw two other gentle men; one of them was Mr. Hall; 1 have known him per sonally for fomo years. y. From that office where did you go ? A. To the Beekman street police station. Q. In company with whom? A. Mr. Hall and Coroner Gamble. Q. What time in the morning did you arrive al tiio of fice of Mr. 11a 1? A. About twenty livo"minutes to one? five minutes either way. y. After arriving at the Second ward station house, what became of Mr. Hayes ? A. 1 can't say; I did not see linn again that day. ToaJuror?He was in custody with Coroner Gamble; from the Coroner's office went in the one o'clock train for Harlem, as I understood it to be. Q. On arriving there where did you go? A. To the police station in 126th or 127th street, between Third and Fourth avenues; from the police station went to the corner of Fifth avenue aud 125th street; th -n went to the houi-e of Dr. l.utencr. y. Who did you see at that house? Question objected to, mid allowed by llie Conrt. Witness?1 saw a lady there, answering to the name of Mrs. l.utencr. Q. I'fd you receive anything from that lady ? A. I did. y. What was it ? A. tome writings, and sheets of paper looking like letters. Q. What did you do with thorn? A. I handed them to Coroner Gamble. The court here took a recess of a few moments. Examination of Mr. Oockefuir resumed?y. Will you look at those papers and see if they ar- the ones you got from Mrs. Lutein r (Documents exhibited to witness ) A. There are the papers handed me by Mrs. l.utencr. Q. Where was this pistol found? (Pistol shown to witness.) A. It wasin an unlocked draw, r In Dr. I,ute nor's office in Broadway; it was a chest or drawers, which I supposed was a medicine chest. Q Who directed your attention toil? A. Miss Ship man: it was loaded aud capped the same as it is now; I to. k the cap* i ff. Cross-examined?Q. Where are the caps? A. I thre w t! em away. y. Pmpo ely? A. Certainly; I had no use for them: I thr.w iht-m on the floor. Q. lion many iid yon take off? A. I took them all off. y. I did not ask you that?how many did yoa take oJ ? A. I took off all that wore on. Q. Wut there nit re than one? A. Ye*. Q. More 11 an five? A. I can't say. y. llow tur up did this chest of dr wers come? .' lxnit four feet; there were six or nine drawers; they were twelve or fourteen Inch drawers. Q. I id it stand fart' A. I should think not. Witness here wsnt into a detailed description of the r< i m in which the i he * of drawers stood, and the posi tion occupit ti by the latter. Q. Was your attention directed to that chest of draw ers by Mi-srdift man? A Ye*. Q. I id she tell yon iu which drawer the pistol was in? A. Fhc i oin'ed it out. y What tie was in that drawer from which she took the pistol!1 A There-.vcie some papers; 1 did not take them; she sai l the other drawer* were lockol; I did not ?*k for the key; when I took the pi*tol out I looked at it sharp and put it in my pocket; 1 don't think tliore wore more than (Ho minutes elapsed before Coroner (iamble came in, and 1 1 anded it to nim; after that 1 saw it that same night, and also the next day; the pistol was in the Coroner's desk; Wamble carries a key to that desk, and I do also; 1 i nloeked the desk, took out the pistol and ex amined it. and it was again looked up; I saw it tho next morning; did not commence tho inquest till next morn ing; it was in the armory that 1 saw the pistol the next morning; 1 think i drewolT the caps before a wit ness was sworn on the Coroner's inquest; I throw the caps on the flo. r: when I got to the door of the room where the body lay there may hare been four persons there; the Doctor's body lay parallel with flrand street; bis head was toward Itroa ir.ay. Q. Was there a post mortem examination on the same day'.' A. I was not present at the post mortem exami nation y. Have you got that note that was left at the Coro nt r's office? A. It was in Coroner Cninblc's pos-e-sion; I rend the note; it was a note from I)r. Dowries; tho note states that Dr. l.utener destroye 1 liiiu<elf at a quarter paat eleven. The examination was hero dtscontin ied until the charges could bo drawn front the pi-tol y How late was It when yon received that note? A. About half-post eleven; not later than that, I believe; did not look at my watch or clock at that instant; I went right up Fr< adway before Coroner (iamble y. When dW you arrive at the Doctor's office? A. Full twenty minutes Iwforc twilve; was there not tiftcm min utrs before I left; bud my watch there; looked at it af terwr r Is. Q During that flftren minutes what wore yon busy nhni.tr A. 1 was talking to 10m Shi) man and others;got the pistol during that time. y. I Id yen tal o Miss Shlpman into the back room to have a private confalt with hetT A. i wi nt Id there with her. y. BM you close the door? A. 1 did. y. Did you take a position at one rn l of the drawers as oon as you came into the loom'/ A. A fc.v minutes after. y. lHd she take a petition at the other end? A. No, sir; ?he stood by the door. y. 1 low long did you talk together In that poaltion? A. 1 i m tlnee to tire minut< s. y. 1 id you take out your watch? A. Not yet. Q Did von take out the pistol before the words with la.' A. No. y. ! .' she not tell you where it was before you went ir A. No: afterwards we talked fer three or lour m'n t-s ami ( orurer t amble came in; stayed with her at: er w ics. rrrbat s three minutes more. t) Whore o 1 you go then' A. ! nmo down to th" (Hcf's tflio* with Coroner' ami le; did not look at my *rtcli yet. ner at tueCity Hall clink; it was about ion minnb - after twelve; ebiyod long enough to ask whether tl o Chief was in. it wes twenty five minutes past twelve when wc get to the ] luce in Ns sau street; after leaving there I left for the Second ward station huu*o; looke 1 at my watch there in C e presence of Coroner Humble, Mr. Ball and Mr. H?yoe; oti mv way there 1 I oked a, my xv tcli: Mr Hell might have sceu the watch: msy have told Mr. Hall what time it was;couldn't say that I did. y. I id you n t tell him it wn? one o'cloek, in answer to a question ? A. 1 did not. I don't think 1 did. y. ltd he not say to you that time might l>e impirt.xnt, and request you to look at your watch r A- Thai I could not say; I then went to the railroad. y. How long did y ou stay at ths station house ? A. Ten minute*. To the Court?I was in a hurry to get the on? o'clock train. Cr. reexamination continued?I went from 'he Second ward station house to my office: between leaving the ffiee and leaving with the train, did not pull my wateh < nt; the t in was under way, and 1 had to run to catch it. y In n i x ,>u know that the lity Hall clock is all the time out of the way, and that tho reason you did uot li ? k at it it because it is always wrong? The District Attorney objected. The Court? That every body knows." (baught r ) Witness continued?1 looked at my watch two or throe time* while I was In the car* I can't till If Ilookelnt It ia the Bcwery ; 1 looke i at It before I got to llarlein; I know I b oke t at it whoa I got to Barlam; at llarleiu 1 saw the hour: I don't reci dect the tliue it was when I 1< i ked at it In the .-xrs; it was about a quarter paat two when 1 got to Harlem. y t\ ill yo.i awe .r It was not half past two o'clock ? A. No. Q. Will you swear It was not half past three" A. No, 1 ? tl not swear to Hi >t elt e.-; 1 came away from !> r Dm by what i> c l'el t ,e four o'clock trait; it was about evf ii mi: - tes ; f.'i bv mv watc'.i I ? I to my <o els K * York at liv minutes paat n.e oVh.eh. Von t axe t iken a .".vat d> ..i . interest i? tlsia mat. tet A. Vetx lit.e' ir; I k<*p the ceroaet'a aslante , ti > are in tap possession now . they art not in my hand, the. me in ;i.c t r..net ndse. y la not tiiia the original that is heic in th ? posses ? -ii cf tho 1 .hat lit Attorney A Yes, wc haxe a man.'old r >py of it in the offiI had. I ia my hand* y vsicr.iay toteireah the memory of Mr. Eldred; I did not ahow it to an; on* elae to mr know ledge. (j. I'id yon i-how it to any ?ther witness? A.No.jb, unit-.** it was to Mr. Hugau; he waa with Mr. Kid red at the time; he aaked me whether he had said 1,1^.. or "ten" minutes at the coroner'a inque.it, audi told bim to s*e for himself. Q. 1 auk you, did you not aay to Mr. Hagan that he had bitter come over to your office to sec what he had U-.ti 1I<M to? A. No, Hir, Mr. Hagan, aa I understand, had te tided before that. Q. t.ive a direct answer, air. Hie Court said that tlie witness had a right to give his anawir and then explain. Q. Did you tell Mr. iiagan at any time that he had better go to your office to refresh his memory" A. Not until 1 was asked by Mr. Eldred, and then I said to Mr. Ilagau that he might aa well come over. To the Idatriet Attorney?(Pa[ier produced)?When I went up to Mr. Lutcuer s that morning, 1 received a yejer. Edward V. Graham. one of tlie Twelfth ward police, fuorn and deposed?1 know where Mr. Hayes lived in liarlcm; there waa a fence to the yard; it was a close i card fence: at the time of the investigation of thia Case before the found Jury, I visited the preuiisos; it waa u fen days before the 26th of Kebrnary. Q For what purpose did you visit the premises at that time? Objected to as a josterlor circumstance. Court?Lcuve out the object and let him state tlie re sult. Mr Whitney?Tlien I deny hU right to prove it; the prosecuting attorney should first connect the accused witii it before it could bo introduced legitimately. Court?My impression is that it is very weak evidence but it may bo admitted. y. What time of day did you go to the premises? A i About 8 o'cli ck. I y. What did you do on reaching tlie premises? /Ob jected to admitted.) A I examined tlie rear fence inside of (he yard; I di(covered two bullet holes one of them tl.e ball hud t end rated through and through the fence in tlie other the ball was lodged there; I cut it out put it in my pocket and brought it to town; I gave it to the | District Attorney, at the Grand Jury room; the board was ' an inch and a half or quarter thick; the ball was so deep i in that I did not see it until I sounded for it. 1 io Mr. Wbiting?I did not put a mark on it; there was a pi culiar mark?a ring?round it, at the time I found it. To tin: District Attorney?I arrested Mrs Hayes; I made tlie arrest on Fifth avenue, 122J street, just'going into the house; it was, I think, between 5 and 0 o'clock; I took her to tlie station house that night; I came to tiie city with her next morning in the quarter before 1) o'clock lr(in. y. After you arrested her that night, waa there ant charge made in her dress? A. Yes sir; 1 took her home from tlie station house for that jn rposc; I went homo with her,and she changed her Mr. Whiting said that before ero-s examining this wit nets lie should like to know if the District Attorney in tended to put this ball in evidence. Wo suppose it is v i oily inadmissible. DUirict Attorney?I propose to put in evidence this bull and the small pistol found in the office of Dr. Lutencr at the lime his body-was discovered. Hie Judge sal.l lie thought it would be subject to a gnat deal of ciiticism. Mr. Whiting did not deny the right of tlie District At torney to put In evidence the pistol found in the ollico of !'? cior Eutener.but he denied tlie right of the District At torney to put that bnll in evidence, and if the Court ruled tl at the ball should be put in evidence, then ho (Mr W.) would cross-examine tlio witness; but if the t.ourt decided that the bull was not competent evidence, us be submitted it was not, then they would not crod e>:anu'ne him. Counsel continued to contend that a ball liai'ng I ecu found in (lie fence at Mr. Iluyes' house, six wee! s ufler flic Iran-action, could be in no way connected with tlie accused. The Court said counsel secmod to forget that one of the witnesses hud stated that in the house, while Mr. and Mrs. Hayes were there, she (tlie witne.nl saw or heard Mr Ilaves firing in the yard. Sir. Whiting interrupted. The Judge?You seem to think the Court lias a lean ing; it lias none, unless it has a leaning for you. Mr. Wliiling still urged thnt this ball would be no ovi- ; diT.ceagainst Mrs. Hayes; it might bo evidence against i Mr. Hayes, and she, tlie prisoner now on trlul, is not to an vver for her husband's guilt or innooence; she is not to stand here and answer tor her husband's acts; she is he.e to answer for herself, Wo conceive lhat there is no a jTct in the case to justify the evidence. The Judge said the Court had no Jispo.-ition to crowd tliis care again-t the prisoner. Tlie question is, whethor tlie I istol found at tlie head of the deceased, was or was not the (?ine pistol that was usually in the house of Mr. and Mrs. Hayes. I don't say that it makes out the case. 1 should certainly say to the jury that somo of this ovi d< nee is very weak; they arc to weigh the circumstances; the whole cufo is one ot circumstances. The Court would gr.e the counsel for the defence the whole benefit of the exception. Cross-examination by Mr. Busteed?Nobody was with mo whin I ab-trncfed the ball from the fenco; it took me about th;ce minutes to do It; I did it with a mallet and a large chisel: I got th" chisel from larckwood ti Gmun s i hop, and the mullet in the same place; I re turned them to Lockwood Si l.'illan; 1 did not bore through the fence to get this bill out; I estimated the board's ihickness to he an inch and a quarter; I did not measure it; it ?as a common rough board?not planed or grooved, hut in its rough state; the house is next to ti e comer, but the corner lot is vacant; there are but two houses on the lot; tlio lot opposite is cot built on; tl:.? houfffl are n-parated by somo space of ground; thoro in no hi'iKing immediately in connection with thein the two bouses *t:md Heparate; the fence i.? about livo It et high?ho h'gh th.tt any one could get on and jump 1\Vr.: that tiiue the house was unoccupiod; the one a' ..'tuning it v as occupied; Mr and Mm. ifoyo* moved a ay two or three days after the coroner'* inque.U; I saw Mr. Blunt immediately, on coming to the Gran i Jury r<om:I pave tho bullet* to him; I did not see what be did with it; I aw it afterwards in the Grand Jury room it wa-larded tome: I only miw it in the hand * of Mr. I nint; I ..id in t rec it in tho possession of uny one of the ( rand Juiors. <). By vvlia' ; articular mark do you rocngnlse the bul let ? A. By a kind of little ring around it. (Bullet produced, and witness points out the ring bv which he identifies it.) MTtncsg?That Is tho only maik by which I identify it. Mr. Blunt (1 istrict Attorney) to prisoner's counsel If von vvish to put me on the stand, I will prove it is the identical t nil t he witness gave me. Mr. Bnsteed?We have no wish to do anything of the kind. We will take your word for it Witness to Mr. Busteed?I put no mark on the bail at tb< time. To a Juror?The boll was in my possession from the iinve 1 abstracted it until I gave it to Mr. Blunt; nobody ever saw it. To Mr. Busteed?I did not murk the instrument with which I abstracted it; I don't know that I should know that instrument now if I were to see it; I did not mea sure the dlnmt-ter of the hole, and can't say how large it wss; I can't tell whether the hole was made bv a bul let or anything el-e; my discovery of tlie hole was made by casunlly looking; I should judge that the ball was half way in tlie fence; It was out of sight; I did not measure how far it was imbedded; I know I could not gee it. The Court, at tlie conclusion of the cross-examination of this witness, adjourned to this morning at 10 o'clock. Municipal Affair*. BOARD OF AI,1)KHMKV. TTTX CUSP.*;i4 OK WA-1IINGTOV MARRRT. The p. '.ition of J. P. Way ami others, inquiring who arc legally appointed clerks of Washington market, was received anil referred. It was resolved that the Commissioner of Streets and I .amp* he. and he Is hereby, directed to report to thii Hoard, at its next meeting, by what authority there ara in his department pcrs. ns employed as clerk* in the market, uud other places, without the content of this Board. ?rnr *XTKX9io? of aihawt strvkt. Two petilions of Wm H. Franklin, N. H. Gedney and one hundred others, against the extension of Albany ?t reel through Trinity Churchyard, were received and referred. TOO I AIT rofi srPI'FR. tn invitatihn from the New York City Temperance Alliance for Tuesday evening (last) was received and ac cepted, and placed on file. A ri.UM.INT FOR JUI1TAKT HONORS. Tlie petition of Win. I', llall to be considered a claim ant for .1 gold snulf box bequeathed to the State of New York, oy General An'row Jackson, was referred to Committee oh Arts and Sciences. The claimant acts forth that lie participated in every engagement in Mexico?un frr Major General Winfield Scot!?and spvcclile* them se riatim; that he volunteered to storm the .-astle of Cba pulUpec, and the gates of rho elty of .Mexico, under the con 11 and of Capt. McKenric; that lie carried "the Gov. cri ment National flag"? ;!:e ? ne that was hniated on the cailli?up the hill of Mi iptdtej oc, during the storming of 1 hat place, and that lie was one of the first to alcend the 1 ill. The r port of the Committee on Wharves, Piers and rl p,s adverse to tlie petition and remonstrance against the wl bning of pier No 4, was adopted. ANOTHER ixvttatiox. An invitation to ntts i: I the ceremony of laying the c rcoT atone of St. Luko's Hospital on Fifty-fourth street nr.d Fifth avenue, on Saturday, Cth May, at 4 o'clock, was received and accepted. Tl.e Chief Foginoer of the Fire Department submitted a comm .nkatlon rgainst certain lire companies, for vio late ns of city ordinances. Englno Compinies nine and fil ter n each charge the other with assault on the 27th of March. The matter was referred to tuc Committee on Fire Pepartment. TTIK ItAMll.TOS ATKNfl JTRRT. The Committee on I errics reported against a nume rously signed petition from tho inhabitants of SouthUrook lyn, calling upon the Board to compiel the company to run their boats unt'l 2 o'clock, instead of 12 at midnight. Several members of the Board voted against the report of th< > naniittee. Messrs. Mutt, Hcrriek. Wakeman, Brown, Hoffmlre, l'oar 'man and Killy spoke in favor of the peti tion, and urged that the aocvmm.lation due to the In habitants of that J art of South Brooklyn reipuired that tbecrmpnnysh nf.l 1 e rompeip .I to run their boat* to a later hour. This was opp.i.-ed by Ab'.ermen Voorhls, Williamson, Chaur.cey. and some other members of the I'oird. Alderman Mitt moved, ss an amendment, that the company be cr mpelled :o r in an extra !>oat on tho Ham ilton avenue ferrv until one o'clock at niglit. This, too. was negatived, and .he ropmrt of the committee was sus tained. Ilis Board adjourned until Friday evening, at 5 o'clock. Ci ran Prir?.?Tl'p If.tv.um corrp'potidoneeof the 1 New York KryvUUan. date 1 April khf, ?.iy* ?? I wo < IT*ere (one ot them atl ched to the bureau of the Milltarv f'cer. tary) ic-ire today in the Isabel for the I r"od States, fhese high ofllclals are tent hv the Spanish gOTrnimnt to keep a cln<ne on 11.? acts of the al m tdstiailon and to watch attcutivily tho movements of the t.llbuste 10*. .. The ftp tain i.rn< ral lias riven two pastporte to each of then?ore deserib r n Uiem a- private ritlren*. and the c.'hrr as officer* of tlir army?to bo used at circumstances require. Wo entertain a conviction that tlie cause of indepen dence will ultimately triumph.Jnndjthi* . onviclion Is con flrti.td when we fee the Cubau government tending here, on a f<. ret mission, individuals upon whose vigitanc' Spanish domination m Cube relies. j THE BROADWAY CALAMITY, Rendition of the Verdict bjr the Coroner'* Jnfi About 11 o'clock yesterday morning, the Coroner'e jury, empannelled to investigate the cause of ttoe destruc tion of eleven human being* at the building 231 Broad way, occupied by W. T Jennings h Co., which took lire on Tuesday evening, the 26th of April, met at the Ait or Houee. Nearly an hour was consumed in waiting for the arrival of the Coroner, who, it seems, had been detained in attendance on a sick patient. However, at near 12 o'clock he made his appearance, and having call ed the jury to order, said :? " Gentlemen, have you agreed upon a verdict ? If so, please to give me the result of four deliberation." Mr Genln?"We have." Mr. Genin then read the following verdict, and also the remarks appended thereto :? VBBDICT. The undersigned former's jury, empannellsd for the pur pope of inquiring into the circumstaucet of those who Inst their lives by injuries ret rived during the fire at 231 Broad way, on the evening of tho 28tb of April having fully con sidered the testimony elicited during the inquest, render the following verdict We hud that the deceased lost their lives by two distinct casualties. First, the falling of the rear wall of the front building ; end second, the falling of the Imams and Mooring. The brut of these catastrophes v?? caused by tho impropor manner in which the said wall was built, and in which the girder it rested upon was secured, both bring in contraven tion of the Fire law s ezietiag at the time when the building was nltercd. The aecond catastrophe was caused by the falling qf the beams and flooring upon thus* who wero endeavoring to suc cor the suflerere by the former aeeident. These timbers were not secured in aocordance with tho requirements of the Fire laws in force when they were inserted in the building. Tl e whole hnildlng wss in our opinion a complete death trap and could scarcely have been more Insocnrc and danger ous had it been constructed for the express purpose of sacri ficing human life. It was moreover deotptive in it* appear ance, and on tkat account doubly dangerous in case or Are. Wo find faitbcr, that the partioa responsible for the peril ous condition ol the building, are, tiret.the architect Chariot II. Mountain, who drew the pi-ins and specifications, and superintended the work. Second, the mason. N. it. Frost, who did tho mason work, and inserted the iron girder in the rear wall. Third, the carpantcr, C. J. Kotcbxm. who put tho limbers in Fourth, the io-sees. Job Tabor and Jauies Barley, for whom tho alterations were nlade. Wo believe the tir that the tire was caused by incendiaries, and that they on tered by iLo scuttle on the roof for purposes of plunder, having obtained access thereto from the roof of an adjoining hul'd ng Wo entirely exonerate W T. Jennings A Co. frum all blame in relation to the insecurity of the building, and the oricln of the tiro. J-hn N. Genin. Foreman. Albort Coles, George Holhcrton, Thomas White, William M. Cooke, .Matthew II. Spittle, I'etei F Butter, N. V. Allen, John A. I'sris*. Hiram Beits, A1 en A. Burns, Isaac I,. Seixae Having rendered our verdict on the facts of the cas?, so far as they bear specifically on this calamity, it may be thought, perhaps, that our duty has endod. We think Otherwise. The sacrifice of human life iu this city conse quent In part upon tho want of laws adequate to Its pro per protection, und in part resulting from the non en forc< ment of laws now existing, has of late years lieon awful. The evil appears to increase. The apathy of our civil authorities, legislative, judicial an 1 executive, has passed into a proverb, and so many glaring instances of it have come under our observation, that we feel bound, as conscientious men and good citizens, to place on record tho general conclusions at which we have arrived during tho progress of the testimony. In so doing, it is not our wish to impugn the motives or unnecessarily censure the acts of public bodies or of individuals in authority, but to show that the practical working of our municipal system, so far as it relates to the protection of life and proporty, is Ic.ose. inefficient, and altogether Inadequate to alford that security to the eommuuitj which they have a right to exj cct, and which they pay millions per annum in tuxes to obtain. It appears from the stuti-ment of credi ble witnesses subpoenaed on tliis subject, that there are numbers of buildings in this city as insecure as was the miseratle shell 231 Broadway. For several years past hundreds of these death-traps have been repeated by the Fire Wardens, and their ro ?orts linve been annually transmitted, through the rcgu ir official channel, to the Common Council, without having elicited any action on the part of that body. The documents have been treated as mere matters of form, hove been ordered on tile, and there the affair has ended. The Fire Wardens may have j erformed their duty as well as could be expected, consi lering tho smallnoss of their number and the time tlioy have devoted to the in spection of bnildings; but as there is no law rendering it obllgatoiy on the Common Council to act upon the re iiorts. nnlliinir lias been done. ' life facts have not been published in the public prints, am! our citiiens have been permitted to pursue their da Iy uvocntlons among deceptive buildings, Mt ?t any moment to fall, and almost certain to occasion the loss of life in case of lire, without caution or note of iwar ling. Our deductions from these premises is tliat such an ex tension of the power of the hire Wardens as wiU enable them to romrel the removal of dangerous huildlngs. or a law which shall oblige the swornguMdiMi^theclty to act promptly on tln-ir reports, is absolutely ne?e8JJ**J ? *! a means of guarding against the dangerous alterations of buildings wo would recommend an amendment of the fir.- laws restraining tbeownors and lessees from making alterations thereon except under the sanction of permits from the proper authorities, and rendering it the duty of the latter to see that the conditions or such permits are fuiu folW observed. Again: It seems to bo ostahl.shc 1 that twelve i ire Wardens, even if they should devote their vrhole attention to the lash-which for five hun dred dollars i-er annum, tlie.r present salary, is not to . expected?could not properly perform the duty assigned ti. tl em. Competent witnesses hare testirte.. tlia. _r. ,,r ? lfons are the le ntous best qualified to judge of ?r,ec"rtty or ^oi-wcurt.y of buildings; and this up .ears to be' consistent v ith reason and common sen*. Krrm the statements made on IIh'S branch of the Isub iect ve sav, unhesitatingly, that the number of lire waidciis hm.ld be at least doubled, their who e time dc ;<ve.i to tlie service, snd their salary proportionally in nsseil We believe that our fellow-citizens will not SSui. J ?T >' ?p?i??. "Jie"; nrotection of their own lives. It further appears From the evidence of skilful masons, that walls of the thickness required l.y the present fire laws are'?"??[? l[ run up to 1 he height of six stories, and that these:laws contain 110 restriction whatever as to the height of bulld li.es There is no law except that of gravitation to pre vent a twelve inch wall from being built to the moon An amendment of the fire laws to meet this difficulty is 10<il>c^protection of property in buildings on Are from thieves is not properly provided for. It has b, en stated under oath, during tlie investigation, that sir nil 1 adges. bcailng the numbers of different fire com iianieft mav purchased by persons unconnected wi uh the tlrl department, and that when exhibited to the po lice by the wearers the latter are suffered to pass into burr.log buildings on the strength of Buch credentials. The facilities which these passports afford to thieves for pursuing their uefarious designs in compare.ive safety are obvious The evil does not. however, exist in the bailees which were introduced for a laudable purpose, but in the absence of any law restricting their use under .evere penalties, to snv other than members of "he I ire Department. Any villain may assume not only the badges, hut the garb of a fireman,without beingpan isl cd therefor. The department, justly Jealous of its char acter for honor.and integrity, is desirous ol having the assumption of it* uniform by outsiders made a mlsde meaner by statute, and we trust the expc liency of such ~T?" m.I pe pressed upon tl.e next Legislature. Ti.e I Ire I>i art meat does not seem to have received eitlicr frim the l egislature of the State or the city gOTorn tn. nl the fj| |>ort nn l assistance to which its important objects and great services entitle it. Like other 'atB? bo.de . it has occasionally been infested with "?*?''t.iy i,. i, l.r- who have procured admission into Its ranks f, r objectiM able purposes; .but these, the Chief Ingir.er Infotnvs us, have been expelled on th.ir rre character b ooming known. Vie to ,hI to Ss>? that in its efforts to nur.fy Itself, tne .lei r t. . lit ha. not always been seconded by the autho rise- On tl.e contrary, individuals, repudiated by the d. rattmeat f.?r good and sufficient cause, have been re Nista i d bv the Common Council. It is not in evidence tliat this has been done by the present Common council bnt such acts are charged upon tVjl predecessors One of the most serious evils connected with the wot Lingof the 1 in* DfMrtnifnts l* the allied Impossibility of pr?\cnt |,,g Ivora from running with the machines, and entering buil- Ings on fire The members of that body, whom we oxmnined under oath, united in reprehending the i prac vice, and ststel that it was against the rules of the do psrtment, but seemed unable to suggest any method by v hicli it could Ik- prevented. The evil is unquestionably n grist one. snd it opens such a wide field ot temptation to tl e vagrant youth of our city as to demand the most ? irious consideration of the public, and energy tic action In tl.. t art of the suth. rltles. In this connection, we cot aider it our duty to call the attention of the police to the impropriety of permitting to enter burning l uildincs I . l et men know, or, if they do not, should be inf. rn-.ed by their alienors, ths tiwrsons und? n e cannot legally 1* members of the V re Pepart ncnt thiir youthful appearance should ha proof ,?fiti'vc that they do not belong to the organisation. V hntever badge they may have In their hands or on their conts the badge of boyhood impressed tipon their faces should exclude them. As perttnent to the general ol.i. Cts of this investigation v.e call .be attention of the authorities to the introduction of stesm boilers m-o bi ildicc* In various perl* or the city, and in due prox imity to crowded thoroughfares. If competent cng ueers weie In all cases employed to sup rlntend the machinery, wo fhouM not couni'lor it ntccisnlY tf dwell upon this point- hut in cases where stirm boilers are under the rare of pets, ns who have not 1-ecn properly olocatedi for their leMKintible positions, we consider the boilers little better then masked volcanoes, liable at any time to ex plode and proiluce consequences akin in charac ter and ext. nt to the Hague street calamity. It appears to us that the best safeguard against tiiis class cf dangers would l>e found In a competent hoard empowered to examine nil stationary steam np paratusw^thin the City UmlU at .Ut. 1 period, and to U.a u i on the qualifications of engineers. To this end we reoon.iVind the passage of a law cresting sueh a board, and enacting the necessary penalties to give force to its precsntionsry measures. In v iew of the more imminent Lf,l. to which we have referred, we would recommend the appointment of a competent committee, wbosednty it shall!?' to draft a new system of Ore!law siTor t.ieijot ter l roicction of ourcitiicns. [signed by all the jury.) At the conclusion of the reading. Juror Cook present ed a resolution complimenting the Coronir for the very pi shew oi ill v and efficient manner in wl.ich he had con ducted the examination. It wn' unanimously adopted. Coroner Hilton acknowledged his thanks for tho compll ment just |si.l him, and staled tliat ho had endeavored to do tiis dnty in the case, and felt much gratified at tlie ,1,1c manner in which the jury had informed their duty. Mr flonin?I would wish fuitherto state, that a few minutes ago 1 called on Mr. Stetson, and tendered b.m pay for the rue of tne room we now occupy, and he very peremptorily refused to receive amy. MBT^T6rn 2.?Jiantel McKay. I~"w?T j j _Hi?haei V> C. Hj00- IV.?VMM* Mdlttltf. The Ward Kxrltrmrnt 1m Lonlrrtlle. MEETING or cmims?PAXSAUK OF KX80 LOTIONS? CKKAT EXCITEMENT- RCBNINO OF FIFTEEN EKFI 01EP?OLD MB* WABB'S HOUSE WTO NED, BROKEN INTO, AND FIKED?-LBTTBB FBOM BR. BUTLEK3 H ROT II Kit. The Louisville Courier and Democrat at the lat instant contain a full account of the (treat meeting held iu that city on batunlay evening, to express the indignation of the t.eoi le at the extraordinary verdict of the Hardin county jury in the case of Mutt Ward. Towards noon on Baturday a mysterious placard was ported at the corners of the streets, anrmonnted with a death's head, and hav ing certain cabalistic signs, and rumors were circulated that v inlence was to he committed upon the houses of Ward and Senator Wolfe. A rudely pnintod sign was erected on a high fence opposite Mr. Wolfo'a house, hav ing upon it the words, ' Matt Ward, the murderer." The rumors pained strength that violence would be com mitted. which induced the brother of the murdered man to issue the following csrd, which was widely circulated during the afternoon all o\er the city:? To th* 1'xoh.e or Loi ISVILI.*:? 1 nave heard it stated that rears art entertained that some deeds of violence will be committed iu tblf communi ty, which is so justly incensed on aoeount of the infamous verdict of a Hardin county court Hoping that on account or my connection with the dend. I may hava some influence in tblt matter, 1 take the liberty of addressing you. Id ad dition to injury which has been done to all. I nvvo lost a brother who was as dear tome as ths spoke of my eye?a 1 rot her in whom 1 never saw a fault from ohildhood to death. But ths pain which tbe fight of violence would can so to me wodid be almost a* great as that whiob I ? elt when I saw my mother and stater distracted ovor my brother'! dead body, if I eoaid call ay brother from the grtve. 1 know he would unite with me in imploring yon to abstain from violence 1 beg each of yon, from regard to his memory, to do everything in bis power to prevent the anger of the com munity from breaking out into violence. I beg yon. if yon have any regard for me, to act calmly and prudently. He member that if violence is committed, the wives an d chil dren < f the goilty persona must suffer aa wall a* the individ uals themselves. Let us wago no war against women and children. I appeal to your magnamlty and your chivalry. Baturday evening, April 29, IrM. NOBL1 BUTLER. The above card had a beneficial effect, and probably prevented any serious outbreak of popular misrule. A report nluo prevailed that the Ward family had loft town, which aim contributed to the prevention of mob violence. The following wo copy from the Courier:? By sundown the courtyard fence was pretty well lined with expectants, and ere it wasfaiily dark, aqnada of ]ireona begun to gather within the yard. Soon after this, people nme pouring towards Court tquaro by hun dreds; they then began to presa up atalrs, and within a few minutes the large room was filled, beveral old, uni versally know n, and generally esteemed citizen* had been requested to act as officers, but the preaa waa so great, that the principal of them could not effect an entrance to join those who were earlier in their attendance. Some delay in effecting the organization waa thus induced, and dui fnp its continuance, Sherrod Williams, on request, ad liresi cd the meeting. Mr. W. fully recognized the justice of the indignant feeling that had moved, aa it were, a whole community, and expresaed his own aoop sympathy with it, hut deprecated violence against person or proper ty, ami besought jeople to content themselves with a warm and decided expression of their sentiments with reference to the crime that had been committed, and the mockery of a trial that had been had of its guilty perpe trator Mr. Williams was listened to witii the utmost re spectful attention; but the crowdoutside, which was con tinually augmented by fresh arrivals?for They came as the winds come, When forests are rended; They came ns the waves come, When navies ore stiauded, ?became impatient to know what was going on within. It was therefore agreed to go below: but wi.en most of thoso who were up stairs had got down, anything like a satisfactory organization there was found to be impossi ble. it was therefore proclaimed tuut the regular meet ing would organize above, and that after resolutions should be reported and passed, they would be sent down for ratification. Ou returning to the large room above, General Thomas htrangc was chosen l'resident. and Mr. George Anderson Secretary. General 8. made a brief but appropriate and forcible address on taking the chair, at the close ol' w iiich, on motion, John H. Harney, Theodore S. Bell, Bland h'allurd, W. D. Gallagher, \V. T. Haggan, Edgar Keedham, and A. G. klunn were appointed a com mittee to draft resolutions. While this committee was absent, 1he Rev. J. H. llpywood was requested to adlress the meeting, which he did with his accustomed beauty and effectiveness. Upon the return of the committee, Bland Ballard read the snbjoincd resolutions, which were received with the moat decided approbation, and carried by a unanimous vote of the large assemblage:? The citizens of Louisville, assembled in publio meeting for tbs purpose of giving expression to tholr opinions rcspeoting the trial and tbe verdict of the jury in the case of tbo Com monwealth vs. llathews K. Ward, recently tried in tbe Har din county Circuit Court do submit to tbo publio at large, but mors especially to the citizens of tbe commonwealth of Kentucky, the followirg resolutions, as exprossivo of their views of the matter herein referred to:? 1. Resolved, That the verdict of the jnry, recently ren dered in the Ilatdiu County Circuit Court, by which Mathews F. W?rd was declared innocent of any crime in the killing of William U. Q. Butler, is in opposition to ail the evidence in the ease, contrary to our ideas of public Jus tice, and euhversive ol the fundamental principles of perso nal security guaranteed to us by the constitution of the State. 2. Resolved. That the criminal laws of this commonwealth should bo so administered that every cltlion may feel ao cured troin insult, injury and vi -lence. loth in person and in occupation, and thnt tha omnipotent power of publio opinion flcdd nt once be so di ected as to diicountenance aud condemn all attempt! to thwart the ends of public jus tioe, and to cause tic practical realization that man-slaying is in lact the highest crime known to aociety. 3. Resolved, That tbe published evidence given on the trial of Matbows F. Ward shows beyond all question that a ?i est estimal le eitiseu and a most amiable, moral and poace ft I man. has 1 een wantonly and cruelly killed, while in tho pircrmance of his regular and responsible duties as a ft at liar of yontb; and notwithstanding the verdict id' a oor rnpt and venal jury, the deliberate judgment nf the heart 4. Knotted That the charge of vinilictireneii end cruelty pvcftrri d against the citizens of Louisville by a portion of the c< litre! for tho defence of Ward, i? a vile and unmerited a'ander; and we proclaim that each and ceery imputation csm. uprn our esteemed fellow -citizen, Dr D. D. Thomson, anl our B? ighbera' < hildren, the pupils in Professor Uotler'i school, is utterly gronmlle** and unjnatihable. fi. K< solved, that the public press of this commonwealth should he so conducted as to be recognised as the conserva tor of the public morals, and that a failure of any pinion of the press to re' uko and condemn an atroeious crime ecainst *n< isty. tends to debauch the public virtue and to di stroy the Entitle morals. (1. Kt solved. Tfcst in the death of Wm. II. G. Ilntler, hie family have lort a most dovoted, affectionate, faithful son, brother, husband and father?the cause of education a most accomplished friend and advocate?one whose talents and acquinmints placed him in the front of bis useful aid honorable profession, and that society has lost one of its purest snd best members, whose life is unspotted by a single blemish?as gentle and noble a spirit ni ever breathed. 7, Resolved, That in token of our respect and affection for, ai d as an evldenoa of our appreciation of, 17. H. G. Butler, we will at once take measures fer erecting a monument to his memory, and to present to his widow ? substantial token of our regard for Let. 8. Kciolved. That we regret aud condemn every ma nifestation of disorder, and we exhort all gooa citi sene I y their reverence for law. by their own self respect. and by their love of the virtues of him whose lots we deplore, to abstain from violence to persons or property, and from every disregard oflaw and or ler? remembering that society cannot exist without order, and that he whom wo revered wlitn on earth, was incapable of meditating harm to any one. and that every wrong commu te J will wound bis pure and 1 vcly spirit. So soon as the resolution* wem passed, the committee retired with them to the crowd below, whore they were read by Sherrod Williams, and carried with equal una nimity. After the committee left the meeting above, resolutions were moved nnd carried, requesting the two Ward* to leave the city, inviting Nat Wolfe to resign his seat in the State Feoate and follow them, and requesting John Crittenden to resign his place in in the r-'enate of the United States, to which he was elected by the legislature of Kentucky last winter. Mr. J. H. Harney being railed for, took the stand and addies-rd tl.c meeting with point, and directly to the purpose. He dwelt affectionately on tho purity of 1 oor Butler's chat actor, and gave such a description of the members of the jury, whose pliysioguoinlea he had studied, and whose characters he had acquainted himself with, as was acknowledged by all prcaent to be -'true to tlie life." The meeting then adjourned and joined the immense assemblage b' low. which had been most ably and appropriately addressed by the Hon. Wm. P. Tliomas son, who did full justice to the mockery of law that was administered in llardin county in the Ward case, but de precated violence, and urged upon our citiiens tho duty of adjourning early and retiring peaceably to their sever al L< mi s. Jest at this time fire bells rang, and a report came that the dwelling house of Robert J. Ward had been stoned and fired. Wc forthwith repaired to the spot, where we found a:i engine playing upon the front door, which had been set on lire by the burning efflgy of Matt. Ward hav ing been thrown against it. The damage done by the fames was not very great, and they were soon extinguish ed. Mucli more serious damage had been done before by rocks, which l.ad broken in several window shutters and demolished most of the w indue, glass of the lower story. Hie const rvatcry had also born stoned hy boys, and a good di ?1 of damage dene. Wo made diligent inquiry, ar.' satisfied ourselves that the men nt work in this part of the city had no connection, either in person or spirit, with the large, respectable and orderlv n s nildnge at the C< urt House. The crowd In front and at the side of the residence of the Wards begun to assemble about half-past 8 o'clock in flic evening, and soon commenced their work, with coolness, system und determination. Tho firing of the frrnt door, we think, nnd certainly most earnestly hope, was altogi thcr accidental, but hardly the loss to bo con emned on that account. The fire extinguished here, we returned to the Court Hous', where a large but merry, and liy no means dis orderly, crowd was now gathered around the smouldering ember- of effigies .that had been burned of tho twelve jurymen of Hardin?Nat Wolfe. Geo. D. Frentioe, and the immaculate Mr. Barlow. Half in earnost. half in jest, divers and sundry resolutions were here passed, of which we believe no record was made, and which doubt less passed away with the spirit of fun which begat them. The remains of ths crowd then quietly dispersed, a considerable part of it going in the direction of the residence of Nat. Wolfe, where it was reported " tho young bloodhounds" were again at work with eggs. Two or time slight demonstrations of violence were made here, but the crowd being addres-ed by Mr Ttiomvsson, Col. Preston andCapt. Gibson, dispersed without doing any mischief. Such is a general narrative of the doings of the day and the night. Pome incidents not mentioned here, which were collided liy our reporter, may be found in our local column. With the spirit that carried to the court hews the tn*Je?t!c assemblage of tlie p "ople of louisville, which was there witnessed, with the spirit that carried the resolutions reported, by the committee appointed for that purpose, we need just as little to say thai we sympathise mo-t fully. All that mob violence did or contemplated, at the resi dri re of Mr. Ward, we utterly an.', modi unhesitatingly condemn. AU that the rmji sty of the people expressed, in tlM unequalled slieand unexamplcl respectability of their assemblage at tl.o Court House, we approve, aud, if necessary* will dofen 1. The best men 11 l.< ulsville ware in that meeting, and the best spirit of ( hristian civilization penal" l what they did. Vie learn that, there were let wren 7,fVX> nnd 10.000 jiisons j-eint, many of them ft cm New Albany and Jeffersonville, on tb* other tide of the river. Fpeoehee vvi re made in the c < urt yard, nnd a I times t bouts went up that were beard all over tho city. Resolutions were tasser! taking the Ward family to leave Louisville anl re turn to thrir Atfcnrt. as plantation, an l take with them the twelve jurymen. One exjresced the opinion that Malt. Ward Is a murdeier and should be hung "until he Wat deed, do?4, '> Another requested Kr. Cilttehdta W resign hi* seat in the United State* Senate, andjMr. Wolfe hie aeat in t he State Senate. Another denounced Mr Prentice and the lx>ul*villo Journal, and another thanked the Conner and Democrat for the atand they had taken. The following we quote from the Courier:? After the pasaage of the reaolutiona a strong cord wan stretched between two tree* in the western part of the Court Ilouae yard, and upon it were hung fifteen efflgiee duly placarded with the nausea of the persona they repareented. After the thouaanda had gazed upon tho awinging figure*, the multitude unanimously demanded they ahoultl be burned. Accordingly a fire was kindled, and Mr. Copp?ge mounted the fence to point out to the looker* en the different individual*. '-These twelve," aaid Mr. C., "are the Hardin county jurymen," and off they went blazing together. The torch v.a* applie l to another, "and that," said Mr. C., " la Nathaniel Wolfe. Esquire, who denounced u? na pursuing the innocent, murderer with blood hound avidity." And then thai representation of Wolfe cradled and went oil Into amoke. **? Coppage again apoke, and aaid: "That la Matt. F. Ward, the murderer?that ie Geo. D. Prentice (with several bundles of shooting cracker* at his nether end to assist his explosion), the impartial editor of the Journal, who, in a letter to hi* paper from Kliiabethtown, April 10th, spoke of the jury in the following language Admirable Jury, sandiest and substantial oHii*na-i?># wtole twelve are men to wh>? lion.sty and sound jadzmsat the can** or public justlo* I doubt not, la anfsly ??alidad. "And that," concluded Mr. C., "i? John J. Critteu den, the volunteer counsel. God help him I" At an early stage of the proceedings a hideous man of straw, designed to represent the " swift witness"?Bar low? waa hoisted to an upper window of the Court House, and there burnt amid the loud execrations of I crowd. He was considered unworthy of a place even among the jurors. While this waa going on, another deputation of the people, perhaps 2,000 in number, quietly proceeded to the residence c>i Robt. J. Ward, Esq., bearing in thete' midst effigies of Matt and Robert Ward. They entered the house, but found it deserted, whereupon tho efflgiee were then and there hung in the door war or portleo, Tho boys in the crowd then threw stones at the windows, and the conservatory or summer bouse, a great quantity of glass being demolished. After this some thoughtless persona in the crowd set fire to the vfflgles, which Ilk burning, as a natural consequence, set fire to the house. The fire bells rang out the alarm and the engines were scon ut the scene, the fire being immediately subduod wiili but very little damage ensuing. Some excitement 11 this juncture was caused by the tiring of a couple of pistol shots, but no harm being done, and none hit, the ffair soon quieted down. After this the crowd proceeded to the residence of i'f nator Wolfe, on Chestnut street. The house was dark ?ned, and demonstrations of violence were about being made, when Col. Preston arose and asked to be heard. The multitude immtdiatoly demanded: " Wlivt are you doing away from Washington ?" The Colonel made va rious ineffectual efforts to be heard, but tire crowd was impatient, and as a dernier resort, lie said he would re ign his seat in Congress, if the present assembly (about 2,000 persons) requested him to do so. There was a I culversnl response, " Resign, resign 1" Col. Thomaason and Capt. Gibson then addressed the crowd, and after the requcet of the ladiea of the neighborhood was msde known, the people dispersed with three dismal groan* foe Wolfe. Pefore midnight the city was unusually quiet, the vast multitude that a few hours previous had thronged the streets having retired to their homes. A more decisive, determined body of men never was congregated, while their observance of the rules of propriety and striot avoidance of violence were singular in this wonderful demonstration. TELEGRAPHIC. The Ward Bxcltemcnt. Cincinnati, May 4,1864. Hon. John J. Crittenden la Buffering severely In publfo estimation in consequence of his volunteering to defend the Wards on their recent trial. A public meeting in Madison, Ind., yestorday passed the foUowing resolution, with only two dissenting votes:? Resolved, That this meeting request the Board of W rectors of tl.o Jefferson County withdraw their invitation to (jov. Crittenden to deli ver the address at tlio next annual fair of Jefferson county. The action of Oovernor Crlttenden in the Ward case?he having volunteered his servioea and prostituted Ills gTeat talents in an unworthy oauae, viz. .?the over riding of public justice, which has oceur red sir ce the invitation was given, Is deemed a suffliolent excuse, if one is necessary, for this public withdrawal of that Invitation. The Kentucky papors are filled with the proceedings of public meetings held In that State, by every one of whloh, , Mr. Crittenden was denounced, and requested to resign his seat in the United States Senate. The Ward family have left Louisville, and the wherea bouts of Matthew F. Ward is unknown. if>liC Famous Pantaloon Bill of Secretary Baity. TO THE EDITOE OF THE NEW YOKE HERALD. Albany, May 8,1864. Dbab Sib?Having often heard you speak In the Hbrald of ex Governor Marcy's breeches bill, I thought perhaps you would like a copy of that celebrated document. En closed you will find a true copy, direct from the Comp troller's office. From one of your SUBSCRIBERS. ^ late of New York- To. Wm. L. Marcy, Dr. ven VJCI ENkES Of HOLDING BPBCLAL COURT AT LOCKPOBT, IN junb, 1830. 1830. * ???? Juae 2?Mem. book for expenses *0 ? . ? -Stage fare to " ?Pinner, 3s.: tea, 3s.. .????;;? , "J 5?Exi*n?es at Shepard's, In UUca 1 00 ?'?Baggage, ' < ?Beat fa re to Rochester 4?Expenses on board the boat 6?Expenses at Rochester............. ? T: '' ?Stage fare and exjienses to Lockport.... a up Total *16 W KXPKN8BS WHILB AT LOCKrORT. Expenses relative to shaving 8? Work done to pantaloons Postage hill Phillips' hill for hoard, Ac. (which see) 35 62 Paid servant John Shoe black TotM 839 43* Estimated expenses of return 16 06 Total expenses $70 73* Judge Marcy- ^ Houge Dr. To board, room, Ac ^ " Wine, washing, Ac " Toti, 836 68 Received payment. ' JOHN PHLLLIP3. June 27, 1830. Judge Marcy- To ^ R Dr. s . To letter ? " Newspaper Tct,i 80 94 ' Revived psyment. M. H. TUCKER. June 26, 1830. City and County of Albany, ss.?William L. Marcy, ' being sworn, does depose and say?That the the above account, for expenses in going to Lockport, amounting to 815 1.5, are for monsys actuUlyoxpended for the objects specified therein, and the charge# for ex penscs at Lockport, amounting to $39 43*, were actually incurred and paid as therein specified; and ?* that lie did not immediately or directly return after the adjournment of the court, hut went loto^nada^and arcund by Buffalo, and he I. therefore unable to specify the items for the expenses or his return from court; but he is confident that if he had returned directly he shoald have expended as much as he did in going to the oourt. and therefore think# the estimate made in . ^"Sworn and subscribed, this 31st March, 1831, befor# " (SILAS WRIGHT, Jr.. Comptroller. Coxitroltbr's Ovnca, 1 Albant, 31st March. 1831. f I certify tire above account, verified by the foregoing affidavit, to be in my opinion reasonable and juat. 81 LAS WRIGHT, Jr., Comptroller. Execution of Hendrickson?J. Hendrioks'Y's Jr.,for the murder of his wife, will be hung to-day in Al bany.?A very strenuous effort lias been male toi im peach the correctncsa of the med.cal te^lmonr tipon which Jolin Hendrickson, Jr., was convicted of poisoned his wife with aconite, and It waa thoaght tba? the Governor might be induced to grant ?, V*?1???* CCmmutation. but the following letter shows that these in no hope for the condemned:? u ? Exbcutivr lixrARTMBirr, Albany, May 3,1834. To tot Pukritt or ths Oouirrr or , Immediately after the dedslon of the Court or AppeeJB in the case of John Hendrickson, Jr., who is under sen tence of desth|for the murderof his wife, I examine! the te- tinronv which was sent to me in pursuance of the di rections of the statute by the Judge who presided at hi# trial. I found no reasona for any interference on my par* with the sentence of the oourt. I immediately informed vou and the District Attorney of the county of my eonelu- - siona, and 1 directed you to announce to the pneooer that I could not commute bis sentence or postpone nt* execution. I have also at different times urged uno# you and his friends the duty of not allowing the unfor tunate cor. vie t to indulge any expectations of a respiha or a commutation of his punishment. I nay# given x? every representation made in hia behalf imiuellate, careful, and respectful consideration; hut in view or an the facts, evidence and circumstances of tba ease, I u? ? not seen sufficient reason for changing th# deersirm a have heretofore made. ?r It is your duty to prepare to execute the s?t*n? eg the court, and to prevent the P/,?'T*f?""" ^.JJnent. led by any false hope ar ullfo""'T.Q SEYMOUR. Very respectfully yours, _ Htetictlca of crime for th# month*>f a'ptU^ImV-arrested by the poilca of tha city of Albany. ^ Incest 8 Arson...... gj Miscellaneous mlsde As suit and lottery ? mrnn0r, M Alt. mpt to commit rape 1 pcUt Iarcolly 30 KhoVriVc^ci:::: 472 - * Burglary..... . ? Riot and affray" 8 Erss.^> ~ \ "ST"??"' 4 Grand larceny * Total .238 5?S\Ta.'??;, "fit: 90sWng HW,W.