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THE NEW YORK HERALD.
WHOLE NO. 7244. SUNDAY MORNING, JUNE 29, 1856. PRICE TWO CENTS. ARRIVAL OF THE ILLINOIS. WO WEEKS LATER FROM CALIFORNIA. The Execution of Casey and Cora, the Murderers. THEIR FUNERALS. SUICIDE OF YANKEE SULLIVAN. His Confession?Inquest on the Body Opinions of the Press. ARREST or MOBS PXBSOJTSf Meeting on the Plaza in Opposition to the Vigilance Committee. PROCLAMATION BY THE GOVERNOR. BHSCELLAZEOUS ITEMS. $2,270,868 in Treasure. News from New Granada, Sandwirh Islands and the South Pacific. MARRIAGES, BIRTHS AND DEATHS. HABKITS, 4c., 4c., 4c. The United States mail steamship Illinois, C. S. Bojgs, U. S. N., commander, left Aspinwull at 8:40 on the even ing of the 19th, and nrrived nt Kingston, J?., at 9:20 A.M. on the 22d; left Kingston at 4:30 P. M. sumo day, and arrived at quarantine at 4:16 o'clock on tho morning of the 28th. SUe brings the California mails or the 5th inst., $2,270,868 in treasure on freight, and 924 passengers. Tha Golden Age left San Francisco, Juno 5, at 2 o'clock P. M., with 932 passengers anil $2,657,418 on freight, ($397,235 of which was for Euglund and $10,833 for Pa nama), and arrived at Panama at 10 o'clock P. M. on tho 18th. Pied, June 27, at 9 o'clock A. M., A. Whittemore, aged twenty-two years, of Georgia, of blllious rcmittant fever. The Golden Age. off Fort Point, received on board Chos. P. Duane, Wm, Mulligan and Woolly Kearney, all of whom had been ordered to leave tho Stato by tho Vigilance Com mittee. On the 12th Inst., at 8 A. M., was boarded by a - boat from the steamer Uncle Sam, bound up. Same day, at 8 o'clock 1*. M., arrived at Acapulco, received the usual supplies and sailed at 1:30 A. M. 13th inst. On tho 15th instant, at 4 P. M., Mr. M. Fulton, chief engineer, was in stantly killed by being struck upon the head by tho crank, while passing between it and the frame of the engine. The following is th?. LI8T OF THHASURE PER ILLINOIS. 4 Drexcl ft Co $560,000 Amer. Kxeh.Buuk $15,000 Wells, Fargo & Co 380,950 J. B. Weir 14 042 Metropolitan B'k. 160,000 Meade & Adams.. 13,500 ?Jrder 141,222 Schollo A Bros... 13,000 Wm. Iloge A Co.. 126.000 Wm. Heller A Co. 12 000 C. Morgan A Co.. 100 000 W.Appleton A Co. 12,000 Duncan. Sherman Wellington A Ab A Co 80,015 bott 11,000 How land & As piu- James l-odge .... 10,000 wall 72,370 K. A. Storn A Co. 9,000 James Patrick 71,000 HamburgerABro. 8,160 Hank of America. 65,000 John DurandACo. 7,000 Ulmer A Fcigen- Baker A Morrill.. 7,000 baum 60,100 Shane A McKeaue 4,600 E. Kelly A Co.... 6o,oOO A. K. A C. K.Tiltou 4,000 Wm. T. Colenian Myer Isivy A Co.. 3,000 A Co 36,500 Henry ytrybing.. 2,021 J.Strauss,Bro.&Co 26,017 Thomas Fitch.... 2,000 T. Wattson A Sons 25,000 Mechanics' Bank 1,700 Newhouse, Sputz Morgan. Hutha ICo 26,000 way ?Co 1,000 > HVouHoffuiauACo 24,100 from ascin wall. W. Seligman A Co. 20,000 Rollin.Tliorne&Co 13,500 Carey A Co 20,000 Podro Brin 4,000 Freeman A Co... 18,000 WilliamsAPotter. 2,350 AaronJacobs A Co 16,000 W. H. Murphy... 600 ?I. H. Wines A C'o 15.163 F. Spies 480 J. C. Horan A Co, 16,10? A. B. A D. Sands. 388 ?tS. W. Schcnkberg 15,000 Wells, Fargo A Co. 300 Total $2,270,868 K.NULU1I TJIKAHCRK. Shippers. Consignees. Amount. B. Itavlsou N. M. Kothschild A Son.. $240,000 -Able Guy F. A. Sellier 49,000 "V. Marzion A Co V. Marzion A Co 28,000 FToche. BaycrqueACo.L. Opperman k 19,000 Daniel Gibb A'Co City of Glasgow Bank.... 16,635 hazard Frcree Inzard Freres 11,669 U. M. Nfhuabc A Co..H. M. Schuabo A Co 10,733 Ml Bertliean A Co F. Huth A Co 6,930 Verdier A Knnnller.. .Verdicr A Kamdler 6,471 Duprey, Foulks A Co..E. I.loyd A Co 6,303 .A. T. Botteron A. T. Botleron 3,000 A. E. Sabatae A Co...,B. Sabatao A Co (1,500 Total English shipment $397,234 FOR PANAMA. ?Sundry skippers Order $10,832 RKCAPm-LATlON. New York treasure $2,249,350 English do 397 234 Panama do 10,832 Total shipment $2,657,418 We are Indebted to all the Pacillc express agents for tliea of California papers. Nummary of the Fortnights News. [From the San Francisco Bulletin, Juno 5.] At no time since tho acquisition of California have such a number of wonderful events occurred, or so much in Censely excited public fueling known, as during the period embraced in the past fortnight. The ten days proceding vhe suiling of the last steamer gave those startling occur rences origin, but thoir after dcvelopetheut has excited an intensity not yet at Its ultimate. All matters through out the State have been regarded as comparatively unim ' jortaut in view of the one absorbing fact, that by authori ty of the people a great revolution lias begun, attended by jots that assure us ot tho accomplishment ot reforms which none can say we have not needed. On tho day following the departure of tho last stcamor, May 22, the funeral of Mr. King took place at the Unitarian ohurcli, amidst tho most profound sorrow, participated in by a dense multitude of citizens, snd thousands from Sa ;ramcntoand other cities of tho interior. While tho solemn obsequies were being performed, a different and more dreadful scene was enacted at tho rooms of tho Vigilauce committee. Tho opportunity had been chosen to oxo. outo the murderers, Casey and Cora, nnd this proceed ing was completed before the crowd had time to assem die in its vastness around the building, from the windows .r which bung the dead offenders. Tho conduct or the ? Jommlttee in thus carrying out this retributive nee of. sity, and in all else they havo since dono, was marked oy the greatest decorum and serious determination. Previous to the fatal moment of the execution the pris oners were ofTered an opportunity to speak to the people n the street, when Casey addressed them for ten .uinntcs. wildly affirming his innocence of murder. Cora made no effort to sneak, but stood unmoved while Casey was speaking. Tho execution took placo at twenty minutes before one o'clock, and at flflccD minutes past ?two the bodies were taken down and placed in tho hands ir the Coroner. All this whilo a strong guard, armed with iiu?ket?, revolvers and sabres, was stationed on every street leading to tho committee rooms, anil the outside spectators preserved Hie utmost order. Tbc funeral of Mr. King was tho most imposing cere mony (hat every transpired in tho State. Every associa i ion and profession w.ia roprcscnted, and every honest grade of society joined in tho procession. At tho conclu sion of the leading movements of the day, tho committee Uncharged their cunnon into tho bay, and stored away manv of their small arms and accoutrements still kccp ng, however, a strong guard at and near their rooms The crowd dispersed to too various localitios o.Toring fa jilitlee for small groups to talk over tho probable course jf the committee in future. , For several jlnys tho committee devoted their time to mdoavoring to effect tho arrest of Edward McGowan a jotorious accomplice of Casey, and who, along with him had been indicted for the murder of Mr. King. Their efforts to bring him to justice?tho scaffold?have not been successful, and it is probable that ho led tho coun ry ti|K>n witnessing tho fato of his confederate. Tho fiends of Casey took his body, laid it in "state," ami fol lowed it, to the number of lour or flvo hundred, to tho .grave. He had no relatives here, but leaves an aged .mother, who resides in New York. Cora's body was Oven to Belle Cora, who was married to him just before bis execution, and on whose nceonnt ho killed General Richardsou. Fho displayed the greatest devotion to him, md attended him with ninny signs ol mourning to the ce metery. I Of Naturday, May 31, Nicholas Graham was hung by | the regular authorities at tho jail, for tho murder of Jo I seph Brooks in January last. He was tried uud sentcnc I >?' te l>e hung on the 2d of May, but obtained a reprieve '40 jf lie 31st. ^ 'ho committee quietly proccoded In Its work of inquiry i|'to the conduct of certain leading characters who have had much to do with tho management of elections. After 1 m0.*0' quiet investigation, It wan dotermlned that tho * uj known Yankee Sullivan and Charles P. Duane, Billy Mulligan, Wwley Kearney, Italia Gallagher, Wm. Carr, John Cooney and Edward Bulger, should be taken to the rooms or tbo committee. Tlielr arrest wss effected without disturbance, though In the case of Duane and Mulligan a disposition only was shown by outside parties to interfere to procure their re lease. During all this while reports were circulated that Gov. Johnson was about to call Into requisition whatever means he might discover to suppress the revolutionary organization, but bo has taken no such step. When these rumors were prevalent, unbounded oxcitcracnt prevailed, and word came from Sacramento and other places that thousands woro ready to come to tbo assistance of the Committee and their friends. Early on Friday morning, June 1, the city was stirred into a wordy uproar by the anouueemeut that Yan kee Sullivan had committed suicide the night before in his cell, at the rooms or the committee. This was true. He had severed the brachial artery of the left arm with a knife which was taken to his cell with his food. His body was carried away by the Coroner, an inquest held, and he wits buried without any display. The arrest of Sullivan caused some wonderlul developcmouts concern ing the ingenious system ol ballot-box stuffing, which has for a long time enabled tho rogues of this city to elect whoever they pleased to offices of public trust. Between 6 anil 0 o'clock, the deceased called the guard into his coll and said that he had experienced a horrible dream, In which lie thought ho had been tried and coudomnud to death. On Monday, the 2d Inst., the opponent" or the Vigilance Committee endeavored to hold a 41 great ma3S meeting to denounce mob violence and sustain law and order." But the affair v. a - a boisterous failure. llie health of the city is good, and business only mode rately active. The total coinage at the Branch Mint for the month of Ma\ was $4,261,168. The weather lins been pleasant, though in various places unusually heavy rains have fallen, accompanied, in some instance", by "wind, thunder anil lightning. Accounts from the mining regions are highly favorable, anil while n fi w rich discoveries are made, tho old claims are being vigorously worked and are paying well for the labor ex pended on them. Business in the larger towns has not boon very brisk, but merchants and mechanics anticipate a speedy change for the better. The villages of the inte rior exhibit considerable activity and many improve ments are going forward. The crops are neither remark abl> good nor jioor, yet in some localities they are repre sented as very promising. We incline to the opinion that, when the season is a lit tle further advanced, we shall he able to report the coming harvest as one of the abundant ones. The po lice records ot inland communities reveal an evident decrease of criminal offences. But few cases of a gross nature have occurred, and tho list of casualties is also brief. On the 18th May D. Harris was killed in Trinity county while Thomas Baker und Joseph Voshay were engaged in a dispute and scuffle. On the 23d tho seamen ou board the ship Osborne Howes, lying in San Francisco harbor, ana hound for Calluo, ro fused to do duty, and were placed in irons, ana tho ship proceeded on lier voyage. Mr. McGrew was re cently killed at Dutch Flat by the falling of a boulder ou his head. He leaves a wife and fivo children in Jefferson county, Ohio. The body of Thomas Manchester was picked up in the bay, and he was identified as a na tive of Holmes county, Ohio. Two brothers, named Ber ry, were injured, one of them lataliy, on tne 20th May, by the caving in of a bank at Columbia, Nevada couuty, where they were at work. On the 27th of June, Samuel Garrett, who killed Amiel Brlcknell, and Wm. Stewart Kelly, one of the slippery for murders, will be hung at Sacramento. Mr. James Ryder was killed on the 23d ult., at South Yuba Ditch while blasting rock. Wm. Weeks and Win. Sbelton engaged in a light at l'etaluma lately, and Weeks received u wound thought to be fatal. The Indian war in Tulare is about terminated. A.J. Blake was shot dead at Tuttlotowu by Jack Tomp son, who escaped. A man named A. Williams has been arrested at Sacra mento, against whom charges of grand larceny will ba brought, extending through the past two years. On the 20th May last a boating wharf ut Salt l'olnt Quar ries was capsized in a gale, and John Cunningham, lata of Boston, was drowned. The dead body of a man named Terry Couray was found on the steps of the Jewish Synagogue, in San Francisco. None knew the cause of his death. Keefo, the murderer of Hayes, at Grass Valley, in March last, escaped from the Nevada jail May 30. A reward of $200 is offered for his capture. All the influential presses in this State have endorsed the action of the Vigilance Committee, and tho intelligent country people arc announcing their approval by holding meetings and adopting sensible and dignified resolves. Tho miners, too, are favoring the new movement, and everywhere the cry is heard, "Let us rid the Slate of of ficial corruption and purify the citioe uud enforce good i itizenship." THE FATE OF THE HURDERERS. The Execution of James P. Casey and Charles Cora. [From the San Francisco Bulletin, May 23.] At about half-past one o'cclock yesterday, James P. Casey and Charles Cora were hung by the Vigilanco Com mittee, on Sacramento street, near Davis, at the head quarters of the Executive Committee. The prisoners, it is understood, had been fairly and im partially tried before the Committee, anil had hpeu found guilty. Numerous witnossos were examined, lihd it is represented that the testimony was conclusive as to their guilt. Casey was informed on Wednesday that sentence of death had" been passed upon hrnp He recolved the an nouncement with but little emotion, as ho doubtless ex pected it. On Wednesday ovening and night the Rt. Rev. Bishop Alemany visited him, at the request of the Vigi lance Committee, and had a long conversation with him. Fathers Maraschi and Acolti were with him, and remained to the last hour. The Bishop, before leaving, heard the last confessions of the doomed, and administered to them the last rites of the Catholic church. MARRIAGE OF CORA. An hour or two previous to the execution, "Belle Cora," whose real name is said to ho Arabella Bryan, was ad mitted and married to Cora. The ceremony was perform ed by the Rev. Further Maraschi. The unfortuuato woman remained with her husband until bis last moment. THE EXECUTION. At n quarter past 1 ?'clock tho two condemned men were placed upon platforms erected in front of two of tho windows of the Executive Committee rooms, In the second story of the building. Corn was calm and collected as he stopped on tho platform, nnd sulfcred tho noose to bo placed around his neck without a murmur. Casey was not so self possessed ; ho desired a brief interview with the priest, which wus granted him. He then stepped out on tho platform and addressed those boforo him as follows:? Gcutlomcn?1 stand before you as a man about to ap pear in the presence of God, and I declare before him that 1 am no murderer. I have an aged mother, who I wish not to hear that 1 am guilty of murder. 1 am not. My early education taught me to re]>ay an injury, and I have done nothing more. Although the Alia California, Chronicle and the Olobe, and other papers in this oily, have seen proper to connect my name with murder and assassination, I um no murdorcr. Let no newspaper in its weekly and monthly editions daro publish mo to the world as one. 1 .ot it not get to the ears of my mother that I am. Oh, God! 1 appeal for mercy for my past sins, which are many; oh, Lord Jesus, unto thee 1 resign my spirit. Oh mother, mother mother! Tho noose was then adjusted round Casey's neck, and his eye* bandaged. Ilo was just stepping on tho trap, when his limbs giving way, two men extended their arms and supported him to tho fatal spot. Both Cora and t'oscy being now on tho platforms, the signal was given,"the cord was out,and they were launched Into eternity, at the same instant. The Tall was about flvo feet, and the presumption Is that Cora's neck was broken by the fall, as he made no show of struggle. A fow con vulsive throes of the body of (>sey was observed, then a slight raising of the feet, and all was over. Tlie bodies were suspended about an hour, during which time the thousands of spectators stood uncovered, amid profund silence. The bodies were then taken down and delivered over to Coroner Kent. It was soon understood that the Coroner would hold an inquest at noon to-day on the bodies of Casey nnd Cora. During tlio morning his oflioo was besoiged by those anxi ous to sec the remains of the dead, and among them wo were sorry to see many young women. At the hour of our going to press the examination of witnesses was go ing on beforo tho Grand Jury. [Front the Bulletin, May 24.] THE INQUEST. The Coroner summoned a jury of seven gontlcmen yes terday at 12 o'clock M., to investigate the cause of the death of James P. Casey and Charles Cora, whoso bodies wero found by the Coroner on the day .previous at tho old Appraiser's store, on Sacramento street, occupied as the rendezvous of nn organization styling itself a Vigilanco Committee. Tho names of the jurors aro as follows:? Redick McKee, Lieut. Edward Bcalc, A. Story, John Os good, H. A. Cobb, C. A. Lowe, E. K. Burnell. The tlr;t witness called was Dr. Dupuytryn, one of the French company on guard at the time of tho execution. The witness testitlcd that ho was called from tho street ml? the committee rooms to witness the execution, lie saw tho prisoners brought forth from their cells In com pany with their spiritual advisers. Witness did not know the parties who adjusted tho ropes around the necks of the prisoners. Alter the bodies had been taken down he made an examination and fourfd that life was oxtinct. He supposed that ho was culled in professionally. Tlio rest of tho testimony of the witness developed nothing furtbor In relation to the haDging than was witnessed by specta tors in the street, and described in the Ilerald of yester day. Mr. McKee, foreman of tho jury, thought that tho above testimony was quite suillcient for tho purpose* of investi gation. He said it was well known that Casey nnd Cora were hung by the Vigilance Committee, and ho questioned tho expediency of going into furtbor testimony. Mr. T. L. Eroiley sworn?Witness testitlcd that be was preecnt in the rooms of the Vigilance Committee at tho time of tho execution; Casey requested witness to tuko charge of his money, aud deliver it to his friends; witness declined answering further questions. Mr. McKee hero renewed his objections to proceeding further with tho inquest, and suggested that a witness was not under an obligation to criminate himself. Mr. Cobb coincided with the opinion of Mr. McKeo, and thought it wss useless to prolong tho investigation. Dr. R. E. Colo testified to having made un external examination of the bodies; ho thought that death was caused by strangulation in both instances; tho cause ol death in such a case could only bo determined after a jKist mortem examination; if the neck is broken by tho fall, death Is instantaneous. Notwithstanding that the Jury wcro quite willing to close the Investigation, the Coroner insisted upon calling other witnesses. Mr. Goo. H. Hossepross sworn Question by tho Coroner?Do you know of an organisa tion In this city styled the " Vigilanco Committee." A. I kuQw tuat eueb ?m orgaoiMiioa 9*14(4 la Uua ?ity. Q. D* you know wbo adjusted the ropes around the necks of Casey and Cora? A. I do not. Q. Did you assist in adjusting the ropes? A. I did not. Q. Would yon decline answering .any further question? regard iug the parties who adjusted the ropes ? A. I would. Captain Doano and Captain Gorham Wire called as wit nesses, but declined answering any question whatsoever. TUK VKKBIC.T. After a lengthy consultation the jury came to a deter mination to lind that the deceased. James P. Casey and Charles Cora, came to their deaths by Imaging, which hanging was committed by a body of men styling them selves a Vigilance Committee. TOT FUNERAL OF JAKB8 P. CABBY. The Herald of the 20th May, says :?Yesterday was the Closing scene in the bloody drama which lias been enact ed in our midst during the past woclc. The toot of the mortal remains or all the most prominent actors hasrobeon returned to Uieir mother earth?" dust to dust, ashes to uslies and it la to he hoped that " after life's ntful fever tliey slsep Swell." The funeral or James P. Casey will long be remembered in this community. It was not so effective as a demonstration of sympathy for any particu lar virtues of the departed, as a quiet but firm illsutratioo of opposition to tho ligb handed proceedings which even tuated in kis hanging. The feeling displayed yesterday was not of a noisy or emhusintic character?it was sub dued, silent and respectful?it was a smothered demon stration. It resembled tho stillness which pervades tho atmosphere previous to the lightning boshes of the thunder storm. The funeral was to have taken place yesterday at I o'clock, hut was postponed until S. By this time, Pacific street, in the vicinity of CrcRcent Knglne House, was densely packed witli human beings. There could not have becti in the immediate vicinity and in the adjoining streets less than 6,000 |>eople; some attracted as active participators, others as silent sympathisers, and many no doubt by natural curiosity. The funeral cortege moved at $2)^ o'clock. The route was down Kearney street to Sacramento; down Sacrament? to Montgomery; through Montgomery to First; down First to Mission; up Mission to Third; along Third to Folsom, and out Folsom to the Mis sion Dolores. The procession was preceded by a hearse drawn by two white horses, with five pall bearers on each tide. Next came a huck, containing the only re lative of the deceased in this country, a married lady, accompanied by her friends; then followed Crescent Engine Company, No. 10, of which the deceased was a member and formerly foreman. They turned out in full numbers, under tho command of their foreman, Mr. James Herbert. Next in the order of procession were the friends of Casey, who marched on loot, two and sometimes three abreast. They turned out to the uumbor of about 000, and marched all tho way to tho Mission on foot. This was no hollow display of sympathy. Then came the carriages to tho number of eighty-three, containing for the most part ladles and their families. The rear of tlio procession was brought up by u cavalcade of horsemen to the number of seventy-seven. The funeral cortege moved slowly and quietly to the Mis sion churchyard, where tho last rites of tho Catholic church were administered by the Rev. Father Carroll. A large basketful of natural flowers were strewn over tho grave, the coffin lowered, tho earth shovelled in, and die spirit of James P. Casey is now in the presence of his Maker, and his body lies beneath the groen sod in tho old Mission churcUfard. We understand a suitable monument will bo erected by the friends of the departed," with the inscription? " James P. Casey, murdered by the Vigilance Commit tee, May 22. 1866," with a list of the Executive Commit tee attached. FUNERAL OP CORA. The body of Charles Cera was interred on tiie 24th of May. It was placed in a handsome collln, and deposited in u liearso drawn by four black horses. A train of seven carriages, containing tho widow and personal friends of the deceased, followed, and the funeral cortege proceeded to tho church at the Mission, where the customary rites of the Catholic church were performed. The collln was then taken out and deposited iu its final resting place, in the Mission church yard adjoining the church. The cur tain lias dropped upon tho eventful life of Charles Cora. DISPOSITION OF CASEY'S PROPERTY. TO TIIK PUBLIC. An erroneous impression with regard to the amount of property owned by the late James P. Casey having gained public credence in the city, I deem it due to myself, as tho executor of Mr. Casey, to set the public right on this subject, by the following statement of the property turn ed over to me in ray capacity of executor by said James P. Casey, the truth of which will bo cortifiod to by tho following persons, present at the time, and who ex amined all the papers prior to their being turn ed over to my custody, to wit: Richard M. Jcssup and Aaron M. Hums. Mr. Casoy left the sum of twenty oue dollars and seventy-five cents In cash; also, an order on a pawnbroker on Commercial street for one thousand dollars worth of Jewelry, of various kinds; also, a fifty vara lot, situated on Folsom stroct, near Howard, valued at $1,000, and conveyed to his mother four mouths ago; also, type, desk and fixtures, for tho publication of the Sunday Times newspaper?the whole valued at $1,200, und appropriated, by his request, towards liquidating tho indebtedness of the paper to tho persons engaged in printing and editing the samo; also, six tots of land, situated in tho city of Newark, New Jersey, the whole valued at $600, and conveyed to his mother, Margaret Casey, two years since; also, one frame house and lot of land, situated on Commercial street, below Front street, mortgaged for $2,200, und probably worth $2,500, said mortgage being nearly or quite due. The above is the entire amount of property, of all kinds or description whatsoever, owned or claimed by the late James P. Casey, except a pawn ticket for a double cased hunting watch, and neither scrip, bonds, notes or stock being claimed by him. to the best of my knowledge and belief, at the tiino of his decease. CHARLES GALLAGHER. Subscribed and sworn to before me this 24th of May, A. D. 1850. WM. L. HIGG1N8, Notary Public. We certify to the above. R. M. JESSUP, A. M. BURNS. DEATH OF YANKEE 8IJLLIYAN* Suicide of Francis Murray, alias Yankee Sul livan. [From tlie San Francisco Bulletin. May 31.] This morning tho notorious Yankee Sullivan committed suicide, by cutting into liis left arm and bleeding to death. Ilie public are well aware that Sullivan has been in the hands of tho Vigilance Committee during the last few day9. Ho had confessed to them his evil deeds, and mado import ant revelations as to the ballotbox stulllng, in which so many high and low scoundrels ol this city navo oeen engaged for years past. Until it was decided what course should be taken with Sullivan ho was kept in close confinement. He was, however, allowed every indulgence in the supply of food and other necessary relrbshments that tlio Com mittee could give. His nervous system appears to have been greatly ufl'eetcd and broken down by the tragic events of the last few weeks. He witnessed the execu tion of Qujey and C'ora,.and since then has showed much anxiety and apprehension on his own account. Ilo ap peared to have lost his appetite, and usually ato very sparingly. This morning, about Bix o'clock, Sullivan called tho guard, and asked a drink of water. He told the latter tbat he had just bad a most horrid dream. Ho dreamed that bo had been condemned to die?ho saw tho guards approach?they seized him and pinioned his arms? they led him to tho fatal window?tho rope was placed round his neck?he stepped on the platform, ho saw tho deriding crowd, his sins crowded upon him?the platform fell, he struggled?ami awoke in tho most nrlghtful state of mind. The guard reasoned with him, and tried to cheer him. Ho said that tho Committco did not mean to hang him, but only to send him out of tho country. Sullivan, however, was too much fright ened to accept, at first, tho friendly consolation. He received too drink of water he had asked for, and utter a timo appeared to bo more cheerful. Tho guard then left him. About two hours later, when Sullivan's breakfast was being curried into his room, the prisoner was found 011 his bed dead. He was dressed in his pan taloons and shirt, and lay extended on his bnck. Ho had cut his left arm at the elbow joint, on the inside, to the bone. The main artory was completely severed, and he must have died in a few minutes afterwards. He inflict ed the wound with the knife which he used to cut his food with. Hie body was cold nt this lime, so that it is probable Sullivan committed tho rash Hot immediately after the guard had lelt him, at six o'clock. Remorse and terror, produced by his dream, had no doubt prompted the suicide. Two msfccal gentlemen wore immediately called in, who declared that Sullivan had beea dead for some time, and that he could have suffered no patn. He had fallen, as it were, into a faint, and in that condition expired. The countenance of tho deceased showed bo marks of pein. Sullivan has mndo important disclosures, to the Com mittee, tho result of which will bo known beforo long. Ho confessed that ho had boon convicted in Englaud for stealing, and bad been sentenced to transportation to New South IT ales for fourteen years. When there his bail conduct was such that ho had been placed by the government under a regimen of the severest kinu, different Irom those other convicts who underwent the ordinary jH'iiol sentence. He escaped, however, flrom New South Wales. It was one of his greatest fears that ho should he sent back there "gain. He bad solemnly promised tho Committee In fight no mor nrizo battles, to drink and fpiarrel no more, an I find vowed that henceforth ho would live an honest and peaccft 1 Hfc. Ho was desirous to be sent out of the country, and promised that, if ho were sent to tho Atlantic States, lie would avoid tho large towns, and keep himself retired from tho public gazo. A guilty conscience would not allow him to w ait the course of events?in a sudden fit of remorse and horror he ended his vile career. It was gcnorally understood outside of the committeo rooms that Sullivan would soon have been liberated, or sent out of the country. It seems also to have been un derstood by some persons that he personally was under I he impression he might meet with some other fate, as Charles P. Puauo was heard to remark this morning that Snlllvan had said tbat, sooner than be branded and sent from the country, ho would kill himself. Sullivan was not tiic real name of the deceased. [From the San Francisco Bulletin, June 2.] INQUEST ON THN* BODY. A coroner's Inqueht was held yesterday morning on tho body of Francis Murray, alias James Sullivan, nlias Yankee Sullivan. Kmlly Mary Sullivan, tho widow of tho deceased, and various other pernons were examined as witnesses. The evidence siiowod that Sullivan was haunted uy an intense and uncontrollable fear or being liani, d by the Vigilance Committoe. No doubt this fear unhinged Sullivan's mind, and led to his commit ting suicide. Drs. A. T. Bowie and A. F. Sawyer mado a jxisl mortem examination of the body. They found that with the exception of tho wound on the tnsido of the elbow, there were no further traces or violence upon the body. The viscera of the chest, abdomen and bead ptwuuM a healthy natural appcarauco, ox Mpl thai they wera drained of blood. The wound on the arm, the aargeoos named s^y, was nninlHtakeably made during Ike, and probably with a dull cutting instrument. The brachial artery having been severed, the hemorrhage from it niiart necessarily hare proved fatal within a very short space of tlae. The jury returned the following Verdict :? M'e, the nadertigned jurors convened at the office of Coroner Kent, to inquire into the causes of the death of a man named Francis Murray, alias James 9ulltvan, who was found dead in a room in the building* known as the Vigilance Committee Rooms, on Sacramedto street, 1 on the 81st ult., to find that he came to his death frona the effects of ? round with a knife, inflicted by himself upon the left asm, which severed the brachial artery. Tie Jury, acconpaniud by the Coroner, visited1 the rooms of the (bmmlttee, and upon an examination^ of tbo apartment ately occupied by the deceased, found everything to correspond with tlie evidence given bef>ro them. We also find that he Is a native of Ireland, aged 87 years, and Idtvea a wife and one child in this city. The following ? a portion of the testimony taken before the Coroner:? Jwomk Kick sworn,?I reside in this city and ain ? broker; known thrdeeettsed, James Sullivan, by sight; the hwt time I saw him alive woe on the night of the 30th Instaat; he was then in a room in a building formerly oc cupied as the (Tnlted States Appraiser1* store, on Sacra mento street; this was about sevan o'clock when his sup per was token into his room; he asked me to send him a price!; I told htm 1 would see some persons connected wilblhe building and seo if Ihey would allow him to have one; I saw Mr. Dempster and told him; he replied that Sullivan did not require one; I did not go back to tell Sullivan whether he could have a priest or not, nor do I know whether any one else did; did not sec him after that until about nine o'clouk ou the following morning; went into his room to take out the empty dishes, when 1 found the deceased lying on his hack on the bed, with one log hanging over the side of the bed, his shirt and bed bloody; I came immediately ou. of the room and remark ed to one of the guards outside that Sullivan had killed himself; I never knew any (SIMO connected with the Committee to use any language calculated to intimidate him since his confinement; there was a lady visited the rooms ou Thursday or Friday vrlio represented herself as his wife: hod a child, which he said was his;he intimated lo her that he was to be hung, and seemed frightened; she tried to pacify him; I never saw her but once in the building; I have seen her outside of the door of the build ing once before since SullivaiFs confinement; I have told Sullivan he need not nave Heart of being hung ron boing asked whether the witness was on duty Ihul uignt In the room into which the cell opened, witness declined answer ing-] Kmii.y May Scluvax, sworn as a witness, says?I am tbo widow of one Francis Murray, altar James Sullivan, now deceased ; lrnvo been married to him for the last fourteen months ? was married by a German clergyman ii: this city ; we lutvo lived together in this city and in the tsandwich Islands ; he was a native of Ireland, and aged 37 years ; the lost time that I saw liim alive was about 12* o'clock, M., on Friday last; he was then cou Uucd in a cell in the Vigilance Committee building, on Sracramento street; ho told mo then the Committee wore going to hang him on the following day ; ho looked at my wedding ring on my linger, and stated that It was the ilrst present lie bad given me, and then took a dia mond ring out of his pocket and handed me, saying that it would he the last, as he was positive he would be hung the next day, as he had heard the guard outside the coll say so ; I told him not to be afraid ; that they wore not going to hang liim ; he did not seem to be much de pressed in spirits ; he appoared as usual tho last time I saw him ; he always was afraid of committlug suicide ; one day I was rending something in a newspaper about some person having committed suicide, and he remarked Unit he would never do so, as if he did he would not ob tain the rites Of his church, hot being a Catholic ; Mr. Sullivan intended to go away from tno country at the lime he was arrested by the Vigilance Committoe ; the day of his arrest he gave me directions to pack up all his clothes, also my own. as he was going to leave tho country for good ; I have one female child, aged about Ave months, by Mr. Sullivan ; the body now shown me Is that of my husband. "Dr. Bkvkrly Coljc testified that he was awoke yester day morning about nino o'clock by a man rushing into his bedroom, who stated that he was wanted at the Vigi lance Committee rooms immediately, as James Sullivan had stabbed himself; went down to the building and into his cell, and fouml hini with a large wound on his left arm. having the appearance of being made with some dull instrument; believe from tho appearance of the body when I first saw it that ho inflicted the wound himself; I also found a knife on his bed, which I recognise as the one now shown. Jams* F. Corns testified the last time he saw the de ceased alive was about twelve or one o'clock on the night Of tho 30tli, In a room known as the Vigilance Committee room; asked him how ho felt: he told mo ho wanted to see a minister, as he hud understood ho was going to be hung: 1 told him to give himself no trouble about having a clergyman, as ho hail nothing to fear, us he was not go ing to bo hung; I assured liim of this fact of my own knowledge; he seemed vory excited at Ilrst, hut alter my talking to him for nbo it Alteon minutes, he got quiet and seemed to he relieved; yesterday morning, about nine o'clock, a gentle nan named Rice and myself entered his room and found him Iviug dead on his bed, the clothe s of his bed being saturated With Ilia blood; the room of his confinement was about twelve feet by six. and ventilated from the rooi; it is rather dark; never knew him to be halidcuflixl during the time he was on the premises; tho dour tohu room was not locked yes terday morning. H. A. Rrssw i testified that he saw the deceased about seven o'clock ill his cell; he was lying on his bed; asked him how he felt; be got up and sat on the foot of his bed; bo said be had slept very badly; that he had drcunic 1 the uight provious that he was hung and cut down; I quieted him as much as I could; told him not to be troubled; re magicd for about four minutes, and left; the building ho was confined in was formerly occupied as tho Appraiser's warehouse, but I decline to answer for what purpose It is now used; I don't want to say anything to criminate myself. THE POST MORTEM EXAMINATION. 8an Francisco, May 31, 1856. At a poet mortem examination bold at half-past 5 o'clock this evening on the hotly of James Sullivan, there was found to be a well marked muscular rigidity, the jaws being lirmly locked, the lips and gums as well as the sur face of the body presenting a pale and bloodless appear ance. A little above the left elbow joint thero was a large, ragged incised wound, extending transversely from near the outer condyle of the humorffto tho Inner super ficial through tho skin in its outer form, but seriously in volving the deeper textures towards its inner termina tion. On n further inspection or tho wound it was found that the brachial artery, with its accompanying veins, had been divided. The cut extremities were somewhat retracted, and were not closed by a coagulum. The artery was severed in its connection with the tendon of the biceps muscle about an inch and a quarter from its division into the radial and uimcr arteries. The viscera of the chest, abdomen and head were care fully examined, and, with tho exception of theso being drained of blood, presented a perfect healthy and natural spjiearance. No further traces of injury or violenco were found on the body. The wound was unmistakably made during life, and probably with a dull cutting instrument. Tho brachial artery having boon^evorecl, the hemorrhage from it must necessarily have proved fatal within a vory short period of time. A. J. BOWIE, M. D. A. F. SAWYER, M. D. REMOVAL OF TUB BODY. Information of the death was given to the Coroner, and he removed the body and tho knife to his office, where it was exposed to tho view of tho public. A lino was formed, and passed in aiul out of tho room continually from 12 o'clock until 5, when tho door was closed. It was estimated that at least ten thousand persons went in to see tho remains of this widely known individual. INCIDENTS OF HIS LIFE. James Sullivan is a native of England, and was early in life transported to Sydney for theft. He arrived In New York while quite young, and was at once recognized as a distinguished English prize fighter. Upon his arrival thero ho o|iened what was called tho "Sawdust House," and gave out that he was reposing upon his laurels, and could not be successfully disturbed, lie made his escape from Sydney on tho ship Citiznn, C'npt. Lansing. to New Zealand. From thenoe ho went to Fug Harbor, in tho ship Hamilton, ("apt. Hcnrn. This whs in the year 1809. llo received the npi>ellation of "Yankee" from wearing a handkerchief with the Ameri can flag painted on it in one of his great prize lights in Fngland, before he was transported to Sydnoy. HIS FAMILY. Ttie deceased leaves a wife and small child to mourn his loss. He was married in tills city about fourteen months since, nnd was living with her at tho time of his arrest, on (irecnwich street. She visited tho coll on Fri day. and he gave her his ring, and told her that ho ex pected to ho hung on Saturday. HIS FIGHTS. The first prize light in which ho was engaged In this country wns with Vincent liamniond, on the 20th ot Sep tember, 1841, near 1'hiladelpliiu, for $100 a sido, nnd wbich bo won in ten minutes. Ho next fought Tom Hy? r eight days afterwards, and wns beaten after a contest of two hours and tiny-live minutes. His third light was tvitli a man by the name of Feeor, on tho 22il January, 18-12, for $300 a side, and in which he was the victor after sixty-seven rounds. The fourth was with Bell, on tho 29th August, 1842, in which Sullivan rume oil' first best alter thirty five minutes. Ho afterwards, in 1847, fought with an Englishman who came over to contend for the lau rels which Stillivan lind achieved; but they still remained upon the brow of Yankee, if we may be allowed such an application of tho word. His next and sixth contest was with Tom Hyer again, at Rock l'oiut, Md., on the eastern shore of the Chesapeake Bay, for $10,000. In this battle Sullivan was badly beaten in seventeen minutes. Ho sub sequently fought John Morrissey at Boston Corners, Ma. s,, nnd was declared the victor. Since then bo spont most of bis time In California, where ho has been engaged in sorao few skirmishes of little importance. His association* lhrough life have been of the lowost kind, and his life spent in the mnnncr above described. He was ono of those loungers who never do a day's word, but always manage to live well from the products of others. The last dollar he was known to earn was to act as Inspector at the Pre sidio election last fall, for which position he wa-i selected on account of his physical ability to dofend a double-bot tom box, or keep off honest citizens, while other thieves changed all the votes, In accordance with tho bids which candidates might make. DI8POBITION OF THE BODY. A post mortem examination was held at 5 o'clock last cxenlng, and a Coronor's Inquest will be held this morn ing, alter Which tho remains will he buried at the Mission but ying grmuuL He is supposed to havo been about for ty-bve ycafflof age, but hla complexion and oolor or the hail would lead one to suppose him somewhat younger. THE CHARGE OF MT7RDBR. The rriends and associates of the deceased expressed a bcUst that the Committw hud murdgrgd him, tutd bid falsely charged him with suicide. Of course none but ? knave would make such a statement, and none but a Tool would believe it, and the report is hardly worth the space wc have taken to allude to It. VUHIBAL OF SULLIVAN. The body of Sullivan was neatly laid out In a plain but handsome coffin, and was placed in the possession' of his widow. His funeral took place on the 2d inst., from her residence on Greenwich street, at two o'clock. bfllitan's confession. [The written statement or "James Sullivan" Is lengthy and minute, and only portions of It can be divulged at present; and as several of the parties Implicated are not yet arrested, it is thought best to leave names in blank.] Last September I was living at the Presidio House, on the road to the fort. The general election was held there, and the bullet box for that election was kept at that louse. j Myself and ? were elected tliat morning judges eg the election. ?? was at the snmctlmo elected in sjcctor. <)n the morning of the election day ?? ? rode oirt to the Presidio House and called mo up stairs, aud offered me four or Ave hundred dollars (I forget now which; he did not have the money with him, but said lie would give it to me after the ballots were counted) to change the returns and throw out Mid , and bring in a large majority for and - I asked him where the money wu, und he said ho would get It reuily when the jkiIIs were closed. was one of the clerks of the election. He then went into the room where the ballot box wni and wrote out a return; duct ing ?? and L'y a large majority, nearly as many as all the votes of the precinct. 1 ???, a man called ??, and myself were in the room while was writing this return. Neither mysolf nor tlie others knew what was wrifng; but when he had mode up some two hundred v?tes returned tor ? aid I saw the paper and hv what he had written. I then took the paper away froraihim and tore it up. I knew tluit, though ho promised* he wouldn't pay. He made no resistance. This was in?the morning, anil before the votes wave all polled or auy of thcin counted. About eleven o'clock A. M., and after went away to the city. came aad culled mo out. of thu door down by the fence, and sakl he would be ruined if did not get elected. He ottered me three liuudrod dollars ?one hundred dollars each for and myself, if wo would give a large majority. He bald it all In his band in twenty dollar pieces. I refused. and came out to us just then, am) he repeated his offer to all of us. They wanted toAmj but I wouldu't let thera. The reason why 1- wouldn't consent was, I didn't want ? to beat; ho acted wrong to me in 1850. When I was out doors in the evening, aftor 1 had finish ed talking with , I saw somebody at about one hundred or oue hundred' and titty yards up the road, aud and I walked up to talm and found it was . Ho pro mised I should have live hundred dollars to give ? ail the votes I could. 1 told him I would take it. He then left me aud went away. 1 saw him a Sew days after wards, and asked him for the money, and ho said ? had given the live hundred dollars to ? , and ho un derstood that shared it equal with - The tlrst money I received the day of the election was from Mr. , about hull-past six oclock in tho morning. He gave me ton dollars, and promised after tho election was over to give me ninety dollars more, if I would "see Mr. through." ??, tho candidate for , catno oat in the course of tho morning, and gavo me twenty dollars for gin money, 'to electioneer for him. also gave me two hundred dollars to work for . A man whose ntuuc I don't know at all gave me thirty-five dollars to work fbr . Ho was a line lookiug man : lie camo apparently from the city. In the afternoon, a tall man, who was then a policeman, came out and gave me a paper on which was written, '? Mr. will give you two hundred and fifty dollars, and don't let cheat him out of his votes." Two days after the election, I got $150, but 1 don't now remember whether from ?? In person or not. I shared this with and equally. Some time afterwards . and myself went to himself and got the other hundred dollars from lnm. I gave ?? his share, but 1 would not give auy to because ho cheated me and got the live hundred dollars paid, and wouldn't share it. came to me several times during the day, and was very urgent to elect ? and i , and to neat ? and . All that camo to me ? ?? , almost and every oue else wanted to elect Most of them wanted that more than any. thing olse. I think lils election must have cost him immense sums. always went for the men that i>akl biggest ? * ? * I refused every time; the last time was out on the (once, then when I said I wouldn't, ho got very mad, and said 1 was a (?'?d d?d seunk. I went away u little ways, when and came up and talked with htm awhile. I heard say "Sullivan won't do It," and then ? said, what tho h?11 is ho more than any other man. He Is only one man here."* * ? * * * The second duy after this election, and came to me in the street, in front of Gallagher's drinking sa loon, and said, let us put on the returns and elect him instead of ??. I said, "I don't caro, anybody but ; you make outthe returns and I'll sign them." They went away; the next day, or two says, I won't be sura which, I went out to the Presidio and signed the ro tums. afterwards told mo his election cost htm live hundred dollars. ?? and didn't tell me anything about it; 1 BupjKise they thought I would want a share. Hie next day, beiug* the second day after the election was ovc r,. 1 went to saloon, and met and there. I think now that 1 was mistaken in saying that it was the second duy alter the election, it mu.-t have been the third day; It was late, nearly or quite dark. They to.k me Into ihc comer of the room; sat on the table by tlie window, but couldn't hear what was going on be tween us. and myself were not on very good terms jut-1 then. They tneti told me that , and had been round to all the polls and bad got 's raajo-' jority reduced down so that about live hundred votes would beat him and elect . They said that we three (myself " and ) could make a thousand dollars, If wc would give majority enough to elect him. Thoy said ? and the others had reduced ?'s votes in tho other wards; all they thought would be stood; but they liopcd to get some more off in the Eighth, and wc could make a thousand dollars, if ours would make.up enough to beat him. I told tliom 1 had pledged myself to and Ibat ?? should have tlie beuclit of every vote that was polled for him; that 1 wouldn't hack out for a thou sand dollars or any other sum, and that I couldn't, be rime I had already carried a paper to on winch 1 bad put down in my own handwriting every vote that had received. 1 think it must be a year or more ago that I was in Sacramento. I saw ? in the Orleans Hotel; be asked me to tike a drink ; alterwards went over to a gunsmith, and ho took the caps off of ono of bis pistols and put fresh ones on, and I usked him what it was for. Ilo tohl me he was going to tike ? on tho wing?shoot him. He said had abused him and and in a speech at a meeting, and it hud fallen to his lot to kill him. He persuaded me to go over back with him to the Or leans. and we sat on a sola there, and I talked with him a long time. I told liim ho would surely be hung, and I talked to him about his mother, and at last he began to cry, and tho tears began to roil down bis cheeks; and when I saw that, I got his pistol away from him, and I look bim with me down to tho river bank and I tired the pistol into the water. I lired it nil off, and I and ? then went to the steamboat, and 1 brought bim with me down to Fan Francisco. I went back to Sacramento in tho next boat. I never had any difficulty with or before this, nor after wards until about five months, when I came down to San Francisco. They nltackcd me with and and ?, and almost killed me. I know, at least I always thought, they did it because ? told them 1 wouldn't lot him kill . The publication of the abovo portion of Yankee Sulli van's confession or statement is authorized by tlie Execu tive Committee. [Peal.] 30, Secretary. Arrests Made by ttie Vigilance Committee. BILLY CARR ARRESTED. We learn from the Bulletin, of the 29th May, that on the afternoon of the previous (lay a gentleman wont Into a barroom on Pacine street, whero Mr. Carr was drinking, touched him on tho shoulder, and politely requested to Iihyc ft short walk with him. Rilly, not wishing to bo disturbed in his potations, at tlrst hesitated, and was then told that some gentlemen wished tho pleasure of his com pany in Nacrumento street. Carr desired to argue tho question, and desired to know on what business ho was wanted. The reply was a simple request that he should not be stubborn, as there were twenty men at the door who w ould take him thero, if he would not go peaceably, lie submitted with a bad grace, and was soon locked up and provided with bed and board. The character of tins man Uarr has boon notoriously bad for a long timo back. The Chronicle says that his principal occupation is " to keep a Whitehall boat, aud tako persons to and from vessels lying out in the harbor, but at election times he becomes a politician. He has al ways been ft leading man among the rowdies and wharf rot* on Pacific wharf. Ho has repeatedly been an officer at election, and has attended many Democratic, Nominat ing Conventions as a delegate. He was a member of the Convention called in tho spring of 1863 to draft a now charter for this city. He was notorious as n shoulder striker three or lour years ago. That ho was frequently arrested on charges of assault and battery, the books of ilie police court will testify. He was also charged with being engaged in frauds against the ballot box; and in 1864. particularly, a great excitement was caused by the alleged stuffing of the ballot box of tho First Ward, while he wot insjiector." CHASE AFTF.E NED M'OOWAN. The BvVetxn of the 29th May says:?Wo stated yester day that Ned MoOJowan wns believed to have taken pas rage in the schooner Francisco, and that tho steamer Martin White, with a delegation from the Vigilance Com mittee on board, had overhauled her. .titer reaching tho schooner and finding Oipt. Copeland In command, the Committee declined a search, knowing tliatCapt. C.Jwould lie the last man to nid in the escape of Mctlowan. They gave htm three cheers, and the Martin White put back and lauded at Naucolito. Tho Commiltoo had been in formed that early in the morning a sail boat, containing four men, had been seen to go to Haucclito, and soon alter return with one man less. The delegation thought it their duty to search tho town nnd neighborhood, but found no trace of Mctlowan. The steumor, about 6 o'clock, left Saneelito on her return. This was tho signal for another excitement, ami hundreds assembled at once at the landing and before tho doors of tho Committee's headquarters. After tho steamer reached tho wharf, a large box, containing twenty-five muskets, was placed on a dray and driven rapidly to tko Commit tee rooms, and a doren men carried it Immediately inside of the building. And now tho report spread that McOow an had been taken, and that he had made such resistance that the Committee had been obliged lo iron him, and con vey him to the rooms in the box. A largo concourso of people soon gathered, but on being assured by members of the Committee that McOowan was still at large, they quietly dispersed. There are now many reports flying about as to the whereabout* ec McGowan, but aeae el the rumen ire to I>e relied on. It la generally believed that be is yet in Ik/ ci ty. If this be so, he can hardly escape the tnousaMhf or vigilant eyes of the Committee. JOHN COONEY AND BILL CUmnNOS. Two more notorious scamps, John Cooney aud BiliOuns mings, were arrested on the 1st inst.. by the VigilaOM Committee. They are fit associates for Mulligan, <Mta gher, Bu'ger, Carr and Duane. JAMES WHITE. It Is reported that this man, who had made himself an* tsrious as a shoulder striker, was arrested by the VW lanee Committee, on the 28th May, and is now held "ka durance vile." STABBING ANO PROMPT AKKBST. A quarrel oocnrred on the '2A inst., at the oorw Jackson aud Davis street*, between a man named Crawley, a fireman on the Golden Gate, and m Chin by the name or Ah-Cann. It appears Uiat AA Cana _ peaceably walking- with one-of lfis country men, when her was accosted by Ciwwley in insulting terms, to-whichthw Chinaman replied 1? no very vespoclf.il language; where* upon Crawley struck him, t-od the Chinaman drew m knife and gave him "mosevere outs in the arm, below tbs> elbow. The Chinaman was taken into sustody aud veyed to the rooms of the Vigilance Committee, f which place he was liken to the sutiwn house and fined. The wounds are not dangerous. HISrOSITJON OP TB?PR?KMBR& William Mulligan, Wooley Kearney, Mnrtm Gallagher, Willian Carr, and a man named Bulger, it is stated were in the sustody of the Vigilance Committee on Saturday night. What disposition-has bem made of thein we are unable to ascertain. The only vessel which sailed freak this port.on-Sunday morning in rotation to which suspi cions wore entertained, was the Stephen Baldwin, mif Ilong Kong. It is thought that nose of the partios now t? custody were on board. Tho Adelaide, for Callao, clear ed on the 29th of May : she has not-yet sailed. We hare no means of ascertaining whether auv of the parties hare been placed on board of Ibis vessel "or not. The Carrier Dove, for Melbourne, has not yet cleared. It was an nounce t in the papers of Saturday that she would hart out into the stream on that day. AKKE9T ac CH AS. P. QKANK. Tlie Executive Committee, says tl\u Bulletin of the M inst., believing tliat they had good grounds for taking into custody the person of Charley Duane, or, as he la known in New York, "Dutch Charley," directed his ar rest yesterday." He was found abcut 4 o'clock in tha afternoon, ou tho sidewalk, in front of Fisk & Loring'a saloon, on Clay street, and asked by one of the Committee to take a drink. He refused, but took a segar. The Committee* man then, asked him to take a.walk to Sacra mento street, but be declined. He was then told that, there was no use in resisting, that he must gp, and if he would go peaceably, he would bo taken in a cab. Duene, however, broke awuy, and passed through the house, intending to go to the police office, whan he was stopped, on Merchant strett by two men vrtto had been stationed there. He made a severe strugglo to get away, and cell ed for the police, two or three of whom made their ay pcarance, but quickly disappeared when they saw tha state of affairs. His captors, who had now increased la throo, kept a firm bold on him, and, with but little force, managed to get htm along. A number of the personal friends of Duane were standing near, but made no attempt to interfere with the arrest. After they had progressed down Merchant street to near Montgomery street, Duaue ceased his struggling, took og his neckcloth, and asked to boshet in tlie street. He de manded why lie was arrested, to which ho received BO reply. A number of the VigVlants now joined them, fol lowed by a largo crowd, wbicn gathered rapidly from every corner. They passed quietly through Montgomery to Sacramento street, and down Sacramento te tho Com mittee rooms. The members of the Committee were mostly armed with pistols. On the arrival at the Armo ry, tlie guards gave way, and Duane woe conveyed In Ins room, on the second tloor ot the building. The trtaa gle was then sounded three times; and a Urge number Of the Committee were ou tho spot. The guards were dou bled, the cannon got in readiness, and mounted me* oc cupied positions ou each street looting to the roomn, But there beiug no show of attack, the guards were soon after reduced. Towards and during the night everything was as quiet in the neighborhood as if nothing tad 00 curred. There are many rumors about relating to tho Imme diate cause of tho arrest of Duane, but we ceu loom nothing reliable as to the actual cause. Duane is a ;>ower ful man, and relied upon his ows strength and ussistaiwo from friends to prevent his arrest. It is said that he tad several hints to leave the city, hut instead of doing so re marked that no twelve me.i could lake him alive, and that he would bo the death ot half a dozen at least. Yes terday, before his arrest, Duane was boosting that he tad a dose of poison always secreted about bis person, which, in tb< event of the committee arresting him. he said hi would use and so dieat the fellows. After bis arrest, tho brother of Duane and several Of his friends endeavored to gain access to his room. Thag were politely but firmly refused admission. Execution by Law. NICHOLAS GRAHAM HUNG FOR MURDER. [From the San Francisco Bulletin, May 30.] Nicholas Graham, the murderer of Joseph Brooks, on hoard the steamer Columbia, on the 20th of January Last, bus expiated his crime ujiou the sallows. He was con victed in March in the Fourth District Court, and was sentenced by Judge Hagar to bo hung upon Friday, the 2d inst. Governor Johnson, however, gave him a ro prievo for four weeks, which expirod today. The re cent events which have transpired in the c'ty made it neces-ary for the Governor to inform the Sheriff that there would ho no Dirther exercise of executive clemency, and everything was accordingly prepared in duo Reason I >r the execution. The scaffold was erected yesterday, and the prisoner told that he should prepare "for death. He had bren doing so ever since his sentence, and spent the greater portion of his time in devotional exercises, prayer and confession, lktng of the Catholic religion, lie had frequently been visited by a priest and by depn* tations tfom the"Sisters of Mercy and Charity. The circumstances of the murder are perhaps not very fresh iu the minds of our readers, though fully reported by us at the time of tho trial, and we therefore repent tliem very brietly. Graham and Brooks, who w ere Am nion on hoard the steamer Columbia, had had a difficulty on the 18th of January. The next night, Graham being am shore, was beard to ask for Brooks, and to use threats against him to the effect that be intended to use a knife upon him. Brooks went to bed that night in the forecae tle of the steamer, and about twelve o'clock was heard to cry for assistance, and Graham was seen near bin Perth, attacking him with a knife. Brooks, discna himself from liis adversury, ran up ou deck, followW by GrabHtn, striking as ho pursued, and was soon after wards heard to cry "murder" and fall upon the deck. Graham attempted to escape, but was arrested by some per sons on shore who heard Brooks crv; and wham Brooks was examined he was found to have eighteen knife wounds on his porson, from the effects at which he died. Graham, when sentence was passed upon him, confessed the murder, aud acknowledged thai be had made up his mind to kill Brooks. He said, how ever, that ho was drunk, and dtd not know what he wad doing, and seemed to be very much troubled, as he ex pressed it; that he had not lived In the fear of God. He said ho was sorry for hAving killed Brooks, but that M could not be helped thon. and that he could not complain if he bad to suffer punishment. He seemed all the timn of his confinement to be resigned and penitent, and de clared, over and over again, that he bore no man any ill will. The scaffold was erected in the northwest corner off the county jnil yard, and consisted of a platform raised about ten feet, and reached by a pair of stairs. Two scantlings were elevated about ten feet higher, which supported a cross beam, with an iron hook, Immediately below which, In the platfbrm. there was a trap, about three feet square, kept In its place by a bolt. By 11 o'clock there were about twenty-live of tho National Guard, in uniform, placed in different position* about and on the roof of the jail, and by 12, a number off gentlemen of the bar and press, several physicians, tho Gram! Jury, the corps of deputy sheriffs and a number off. the police were present. At half past twelve the vicinity of the scaffold was cleared, and spectators took their positions in various places in the yard and on the jail roof; and a number of neighboring roofs were crowded by a disorderly set of men, who kept up a noise tho whole time of the execution. A strong rope was placed through tho ring in the cross beam apt ken of above, and firmly fastened in it, its lower end forming a noose, nunc about eleven feet from the ground. The trapdoor was then placed in its position, the bolff fastened, and tho rope attached to tho trap, having* large weight on it to draw the trap back and out of the way, was soaped. The rope attached to tho bolt had likewise a largo weight on it, which was held up by a small naff passing over pulleys, and immediately under a raiser, OA the plntfbrm, iu such a position that by stepping on Iff the weight would fall, the bolt would be withdrawn, tho trap would fly open and bo drawn back by the loaded rope on the other side. Kverything being in readiness, at ten minutes before 1 o'clock Sheriff Bcannell, tho prisoner Graham, Father Ingolsby and a policeman* came out of the small door of the jail near the scaffold, and ascended the platform wills their heads uncovered. Graham was dressed In black pantaloons, and was In his shirt sleeves. He carried m small crucifix, which he devoutly kissed. There waa no faltering in ids stops. The Sheriff' then read the sentenoo and order of execution, and then Gov. Johnson's reprieve. As soon as he had finished, Father Ingol- by stepped Ibr wnrd and said that, by the request of Mr. Graham, be would state tlmt the prisoner had made a written confes sion, whicli lto hAd placed in tho hands of the Sheriff, anA that the morning papers would each bo furnished with o copy of it. Graham then stepped forward and aaid " You will all please pray for me. God bless you alt I Pray for me all of you. I have no ill will to wards anybody. 1 am dying a good Catholic." Ho kissed the cro-s again and again, ana then stepped back, and his arms were tied by passiag n cord several time* around the elbows and body. He was then placed upon the i rap door and his legs tied immediately above tho BBclefl. The priest went though the words of a prayer, which Graham ropeated alter him, and tho crucifix wao placed again to hta litis, which he again fervently kissed. The Dooee was then placed about his neck, and a whit* cap drawn over his lioad, and tightened about his necfc^ by a string In the hem. As soon as this was done, whllo the pricrt was still repeating a prayer, It being then ex actly ono o'clock, tho sheriff placed his foot upon tho raiser, the trap fell, and Graiiam was suspended. Unfor tunately, however, the noose became somewhat displaced, and the poor man hung struggling and heaving for none minutes. His hard drawn breathing could be heard, and tho muscles of the body contracted a number at times. In a lew minutes several persons wont up and pulleffi the noose tight about the neck, and shortly afterward* the physycians took places near tho body aud kept their lingers upon the pulse, aud then mounting on some tres sels applied, their ears to the breast, feeling and 1 for the last flow of the blood. U wm tbiftea tttovVM % Um| ?uOuw toqL