WHOLE NO. 8221.
DhUi of Postmaster General Aaron Vail
Brown, of Tennetaee.
Ike following telegraphic despatches were received At
Ma fAtitiirila v _
W*nni!??t03?, March 8?Morning.
The Postmaster General died this morning at half past
Bine o'cicck. A quarter of on hour previous bo was conaek>uB
and took leave of his family. Last night tho Pro
tdent bad a flcal Interview with him and was articled
to tears. During his occasional delirium the Postmaster
Cener&l railed for '-the bill," evidently alluding to tho de
Heated one having reference to hit department. Ills death
ocoaaions the utmost torrow among all classes of the
WAhHiNorojf, March 8?Afternoon.
Postmaster General Aaron V. Brown died at a quarter
pan nine o'clock this morning. The sod iotolilgeiico was
immediately communicated to the President and departments.
The General Post Office was closed and drapod id
mourning. This sad event has overwhelmed with grief
his family and friends, who loved him so well.
A inciting of the officers of the several bureaus of tho
Poet OHI<;e Department, together with those of tho Auditors'
odlces, was called at twelve o'clock to day, tor the
purpose of giving expression ?o their grief at receiving tho
Intelligence of tho decease of tho lato head of the
On motion of the lion. Horatio King, First Assistant
Pottmaster General, the Hon. W. H. Dundas, Second Assistant
Postmaster General, was called to preside, and
H. 8. George OlTutt was appointed to act aa Secretary.
Ibe following resolutions were unanimously adopted:?
Rccolvcd, That although we have, during several days,
received from hour to hour such gloomy reports from the
deathbed of our beloved friend and respected chief^
AWUII V. OiUWU,l UOIIIIOOWJI UVUI Ittlj SkO u?T? piW)/WIVU
uh in eome measure far tiic- announcement just raado to us
of hisdecase, yet wc are cnillod and sorrow stricken by
UiiK filial Ptrolce.
Becolved. That as some small and inadequate tostimo 1*1
01 our lugh reepect for him usa public olllcor, our
aduiiraliou of him as a high minded gentleman, and our
love for him as a kind, genial and true hearted friend,
We will attend his funeral In a body.
Rt'tolved, That while we well know that this is no time
tor uh to invade the sensibility of family g.riof, and that
wc can do nothing to heal a wound so recent and so dreadful,
the pain ol which can only be assuaged and blunted
by time, wo nevertheless desire to tender to the family of
the deceased our heartfelt sympathy and condolence,
and request the Chairman of this meeting, at a titling
time, to cause a copy of its proceedings to bo transmitted
to Mrs. Brown.
Messrs. King, Peebles, Dunn and General Skinner, epolio
hi language of deep sorrow, which found a response in
the hearts of all. But Tew public men leave such a record
of aU'ectkmate remembrances.
Washington, March 8?Evening.
The announcement of the death of Hon. Aaron Vail
Brown this morning, although not unexpected, created a
profound feeling of grief throughout the city. Governor
Brown was a man of no ordinary ability. As an officer
lie was enlightened, vigorous and laborious. In his private
life he was generous and hospitable, and in his friendship
lasting and warm. A faithful public servant, a kind
Iinsband, an indulgent father and a true friend, few
men in official lifo will have more Binoere tears dropped
to their memory.
He is to be laid out in state in the Eat Room of the
White House to morrew. The funeral will take placo on
Hie event thus announced ha* b??n momentarily expected,
from the low slate of Gov. Brown's health, for
the pwi week. Tbo failure of Congress to pass tbo 1'ost
Office Appropriation bill, and tbo untimely death of Jotiu
Varron, Esq., his Third Assistant, the experienced bead of
.nrfUn lb., iln irlnwnl v?rn Will fmtn
him as long oh passible, but they accidentally canio to
Ills knowledge, and frum that moment lie became worse.
In his lafet momenta, aa mentioned in tho despatches, be
would occasionally call for ' thi bill," bin mind b mg
evidently itf p'etpc 1 with tho failure of the appropriations
in Cot gross for bis department.
Mr. Erowu was born In Brunswick oounty, Va , on the
16th of August, 17l?fi, and won consequently about sixty
Ibur years of ago. lie was a lineal descendant of Joha
Milton. Ills father was an active soldior of the Rivulu-'
Won, having calisto l when he w.is under age, taking part
in tho capture of Trenton, the march through tho Jerseys,
and other prominent events of tho Revolution, settling ut
the close of the war Id Brunswick, and bring universally respected
as a Mithodlet clergyman, a civil magistrate and
a r.taunth JollcrEODiun democrat. Governor Brown was iho
Issue of his secoud marriage with Elizabeth Melton, (acorruption
of tho namo of Milton), and of ono of the first
families of Northampton county, North Carolina.
Ills early oducationol course was conducted in B'unswick;
but be afterwords went for two years to WestrayTilie
Academy, and in 1813 was transferred to the University
of Noith Carolina, at Chapel Hill. The graduating class
ef-814, of which he was a member, numbered among
lis members Senator Mangum and ex-Governor Mauley of
North Carolina. To Mr. Brown was assigned tho duty of
delivering the valedictory, and of tho vast assembly that
congregated at that Commencement doubtless not one
ever forgot the manly vigor and the scholarlike ability
With which tho duty was perlormed. His whole oduca
(local course v. as conducted with an attention to his
duties and ability in tholr performance which have
pruvii uiu rt:<:iui ui uits buwcbb iu aivci mu.
His parents UavlnR removod to Giles county, Tennww.
he v moved, and in 1815 commenced reading law in tlic
cfflce or Judgo Trimble, at Nashville. Be prolited for
Iwo yearn by the syttsm, energy and uprightness of the
Jndgo, and having been admitted, commenoed in 1817 the
practico of law in Nashville, with excellent prospoots.
Be accepted about thia time a proposition from Hon.
Alfred M. Harris, who had been clcoted to the bench, to
Close up his business for him. Qovornor Brown, without
hesitation, removed to Giles county, and assumed nn ex?on
live civil, criminal and land litigation practice. His tmtim
m to he '-always first at court, and never leave uulil Ih
order of adjournment was given.'' With such strict business
habits his professional success followed as a matur
of course, and be soou formed a business connection with
James K. Polk, extending their practice over several
counties, which continued until Mr. Tolk commented hi*
Cbngrewional caroer. Their cordial personal frlcnlsbip,
however, continued for years, and Mr. To'.k, when I'tcei
dent, often consulted the searching iniuit of bis former
Mr. Brown continued in the dctl^R of his profession
until 1839, when, upon being elected to CoLgrcsr, he relin
quit bod It altogether. He had continued hi? pr/u'tlco
whilst a member of both branches of the State I.oglalaU
u aa tflnp Anruiafl In WAPrAIlt hi? ?0
doing. He was Senator from tho counties of I.'ncoln and
Olios at all the sessions of the Legislature from 1821 to
1827, except the sobhod of 1826, when he declined t> run
In 1831 and 1832 ho served, the county of Giles in the
lower house. Ho sue tain ed the creation of an a'.ilo and
independent judiciary, and the building up a liberal ond
anllghtencd system of jurisprudence, and it, is said that
during his term of servico more laws of general and permanent
good emanated from him than from any other public
man. He was au advocate of diminishing the nuui'ier
of olTcnccs to be met with capital punishment, though not
In favor of its abolishment, and his report from the Judi
Clary Commilteo on the subject, in the Beswon of 1ft3l-32,
attracted considerable attention throughout the country.
Mr. Ihoitn first bocamo a candidate fjr Congress In
1839, against Hon K. J. Shields, the whig representative
of the district for tho two preceding yoars, who bad !>oeu
lected by from eleven to twelve hundrod majority. Yot,
with ail bis ability and plauslblo debating qualities, Mr.
Shields wns beaten |>y Mr. Brown by tho immense ma
Jorlty of sixteen huMrod votes. Mr. Drown was re-elect 1
in 1841 without opposition; and again in 1843, in spite
of an alteration of tbo district, which materially loasonod
the democratic majority, and the opposition of lion. N. 8.
Brown, afterwards Minuter to Russia.
.Owing Mr. Drown's Congressional torm, lasting from
1839 to 1846, ho was on active member, taking part In all
the prominent questions. In May, 1840, ho delivered an
*blo spocch In reply to Mr. Bell on the bill "to neeure
the freedom of elections." In 1841 bis spcoch on tho
burning of tho Caroline thrilled tho hearts of the m-m
bora and spectators in the House. Ho was tho represon
lat.ve of tho minority of the oommlttoe which framed th.i
toriII of 184'i, and mado an able report against that
measure. n? < .. j ...
?- V(n.u<A( mo uein'H-.raii'* uppo^n "*i t1'
Min measure. In Angnut, 1841, ho delivered a tolling
b;,oc( h ugainit the Fiscal Bank bill; anil one In 1HU on tlio
remiPilon of the flne Impoced on (Jen. Jacknon at Now Orleans;
also upalnet the receiving and rc)x>rting on abolition
pc.t't one, and on tlic rl?lit or circling members on general
ttriotn. In Decombcr, 1814, he mute an a"ilo reply to
r i sfctyh B of M? A.lams in rtlVrcuuc to the nego- 1
E_ N E
l at on of the Florida treaty. In January, 1845, be replied
to lir. Adams on the Oregon bill, and in February of tbc
time year again. All these important speeobw have been
published in pampblet form, and are a valuable digest of
tbe various questions discussed.
As chairman of the Committee on Territories, in 1841,
Mr. Brown reported a bill to extend the civil and criminal
jurisdiction of Iowa over Oregon, and nt the next session
a bill authorizing a Territorial government lor Oregon.
It was to Governor Brown that General .Jackdon addressed
his celebrated loiter in favor of tho annexation of
Texas?the letter th called upon the country to selz the
then "present golden moment" for securing a valuable
acquisition to Its territory, and whi< h bad so controlling
an inlluenco upou that great measure. Tbe poKcy of annexation
at t' at period was opposed by Mr. Ada ma with
great eloquence und power ; and in his reply to tlie Bjxiech
of Governor Brown, iuto wlilch General Jackson's letter
had been incorporated, he alluded frequently to ''the lion.
Aaron Vail Brown" us tire instrument of the G.moral in
forcing it before the country. As tho Governor in liis rejoinder
did not think it worth while to leave more iii?j>orlant
issues for the purpose of correcting this inoousid?ra
ble error in his name, it tin<3 boen frequently repeated ever
since. Every one remembers tlio famous joke founded
by Senator Benton on this mistake, by paraphrasing tho
Covrnor'H name into "Aaron Vicarious Brown."
Mr. Browrrs term nf tervicn in Congress terminated at
the commencement of Mr. 1'olk's administration. He was
proffered various offices, but preferred to dcilino an'l
devote Ms attention to the management of his private
affairs. In h'B absence, however, he had been noalna'ed
for Governor of Tennessee as the candidate of the demo
cratic party. The Less met him at Pittsburg on his way
home, and there were numerous considerations which
prompted him to doellne. Ilis determination to decline
office; the pressure of his private business; the fact that Mr.
Polk hail failed twice for the same position: fie withdrawal
from thoEstate of some of the moat po.-.a-ful men of the
party, ^hoso weight is valuabl# in State elections, a'l
induced him not to vtntare. But his friends perstlftded
him to consent, and he entered the canvass opposed by
the strongest candidate of the whig party, Col. E. S.
Foster, late a Senator, and a very popular man. The
can vacs discussions timed on tho tariff, Tex is and
Oregon questions, and Mr. Brown was elected by a majority
of 1,600. His defeat iu 1847 for the same ollhe was
by a majoiity of but half that number.
In 1848 ho was chosen elector at large, and canvassed
the State with vigor, adding to his reputation for energy
and ability. In 1?50 be was a member of the Southern
Convention at Nashville, and concurred fully in the resolutions
of that body, though strongly dissenting from the
address. At the second session of the Convention which
followed, he set forth his vkws on what was called tho
Tennessee platform, which was approved by the State delegation
and presented through Gen. Pillow. His course
was always conservative, and he never would listen to
the idea of dissolving the Union. Ilia favorite remedy was
retaliation, believing thut the South had power to Injure
the North moht, aud that upon tho principle of self-interest
both suctions of the Union would have to agree. This idea
was put forth in the Ternr-psee platform. He w?=s a delegate
to the Baltimore Convention which nominated Gen.
Plcrce, and was tho author of a very important resolution
adopted by that body, referring to a committee without
debate all resolutions with reference to the platform
of tho party. Ho wat unanimously appointed
cbairniin of that committee, and hid the
honor to report the platform which was adopted by the
convention, and gave universal satisfaction to the party.
Thus l as he been the author of three platforms which
have been adopted by conventions of which he win a
member, viz:?The Tennessee Southern platform, tho
Nashville Gubernatorial platform, and the Biltlmoro nv
ticual democratic platform.
In 1?55 tin spoke with great energy ai?aln*t thedoctrines
of the Know Nothing party, indicating his position as
the able and faithful champion of democratic principles.
Mr. Buchanan, in ouBtiujr about for members of hts cabinet,
could not have overlooked so important a man as
Gov. Brown, and public rumor before his appointment had
set him ufiwn for tho Navy Department. He was,however,
called to the Tost Oftloe Department, and lias conducted his
official duties with a fidelity and zeal which no one can
fail to cottmcnd, however much a few may condemn
some of bis postal views. IIo has contributed much to
tho success of our great overland mails, and in tho successful
operation of iho ButtcrneM overbad mail has
given us iho longest and quickest miil f-tago route in tho
world, extending through nearly three thousand miles of
the wildent country.
In his private life Gov. Brown was none tho lers estima
blc. lie was remarkable lor his social amenities, his
oren, frank, generous heart, his amiability, an l the wonderlul
happiness of his domestic life. His home was a
paradtee of domestic felicity.
Charge or Horsb Stealing?A Singl-iar Case.?A3 policeman
Korshay, of the Third precinct, was at hi? post,
foot of Cortlandt street, on Monday evening, he was accosted
by an old man in a half intoxicated state, who gave
his name us At-her Danlay. He stated that lie had recently
stolen a valuablo stallion from the stable of Mr.
Joseph M. Muir, at Chatham, Union county, New Jersey,
and that tbo animal was then in a livery stable in Elizabeth
street, near Reyard street. Upon questioning the
old man in relation to the affair, tho policeman learned
that Danley had been hired to carry oil the htWBo by a
man named Daniel French; that the stallion was brought
to this city for sale, and that French expected to sell the
animal the following clay for the sn lg urn of $1.000.
Danley freely confccbcd all that he know about
me transection, anu ioia urn story in sncn a
candid, straightforward manner, that the policeman was
convinced of the truth of the Plate mint, and took tneararctMoordlBfljr.
Tho livery stable taShiMlkilnet
was llrEt visited, and there, Bure enough, the olllccr found
the stallion referred to by I>anlcy. Telling the proprietor
of the stable that the horse was stolon, an J not t<> alio,*
any one to take it away, the officer then started in pursuit
of Mr. French. The officer learned that French had
piit up hie horse and buggy at a livery stable in Washington
street, and a plan was laid for the arroet of the
follow wbtr. he r ttnM for his team. Iht proprietor
of the stable was to smd fi r a p0ll*esuu! the
moment French made his appearance, and on no
aocount was the latier to escape. t'nfort mately,
however, the plan proved a failure. French came back
fi r bis norsc nr-d wngon, but somehow or otber the
minute be entered tho premises he sm?lled a rat, and
t:>kinp advantage of a rear alley way, slipped ofl' unpercoivec,
and succotded in mnUlug good h's escape for the
t'tnc li' -np-. Meanwhile Mr. Mnir, tho owner of the Stolen
hor.se, arrived lu the cilj iu h. t pursuit of the thieves, and
nn bt ing tnado acquainted with the confession of Innley,
fce spared ro effort to ferrot out the hiding place of
Freicli. A onolo of fhrowd detectives were jilired upon
the fugitive's track, and ero daylight they munaged to
trace the acctiscu to his bed, at Moss' Hotel, coruer of
Bayard street and the Bowery. On being arrestod French
denied that l.e hid stolon thu horse, saying
he bad purchased it from Danley, and had paid
him eighty dollars and ten gallons of rum for the aatne.
This statement Is denied in tot? by IHn'ey, who did that
ho had received $2 50 for stealing the horse, mid that
Fundi was tlio Identical man who had paid Vim the
vrnriftf nrul romlvA.l ilm ciilllrm tn ATf.hnnirrt thrvpfnr
Yottordiy all tlio parties we rc brought before Just c* 6>nnol'y
at tho Ixwor Polite Court, when hotl! Panley feud
French wcro committed for examination, on a charge of
gr^nd larceny. Ttie horse and buggy found in por? -ib'i 11
rf French belonp to a mm in Newark, N. J.,from whom
tho property had been borrowed by the prisoners for the
purpose of convey'ng them to Now York.
No AcoorNn.no for Tasik?Jacob DWIebrant, a German,
refilling io Klfty-flrtb street, neir Sixth avenue, wni
detected in the aet of rirc?Flnj$ tbc care.ige of a defunct
horse. Part of the animal had been packed in a barrel
and Raited. Tho wife of tiio prisoner slated thit they
made poup of one of the forcquarters, and that it "tasted
real Root." Hidlebrant w.ir brought beforo Justice Kelly,
at the Jellertoii Market Tollce Court, and held to bail in
the sum of >300 for violating a corporation ordinance,
which prohibit!! the alaufbtnr Ing of hornrg within tho city
liniitB. Ihe onrcn?p was taken to ibooftico of the Iloperty
Clerk, In Broome stroot, and from thetco transported to
Aixegfd ArrrMiT to Commit Milium at rnt! Pahoh
OriKi.-On Monday evening, about soven o'clock, as
Captain I/wber, Custom House boarding olllcer of tho
Barge efllce, was hanging his coat on the knob of a window
of tbat building, facing Whitehall street, be heard a pistol
shot, and at the i^ame instant a bullet penetrated the rI ips
within a few IccLcs of his head. I11 quick nuccciKaton
(our shots were tired,and the bullets entered tho window.
Be ng alone in tho office he did not venture out, and as
yet there Is no ti ace of the party who fired the shots. It
kind aimiiiialiul tlml i* mur h in< hnnti Oftin r?f Iho Vtnr
lior police, who wn? diiobargtng bta revolver, as they nro
'n the Imblt of doing niter coming oirduly. Ifiw.tUo prar
tico directing pluto'n towards an Inhabited building i in
not be too severely censured. Rut thin nippoai'ii uc?n
hardly be corrci*, ns tbe window* of Ihe ttirgo ofll u wi r
lighted up, and nny prison Funding ojipoMo must lmve
peon t'apiatn I/twbor In thn window. Thin matter l? I rp*
very qviet. Wlierc were the pollco when this dariiu oiit
rngo was commltt d, at 5*> e;irl> nn hour uu so\ n o'cloi'
in the evening?
crianflk ok N*mb,?The nourixliing town in F! r'
da, hereto*, known i? "AiHg-tor," ha* lim abungn 1 t >
Hint of " Lake City," '
W Y 0
Poilciuttn Charged nlth Extorting Money,
EXAMINATION BEFORE TUB POLIOS COMMIIKI0NER8?
TUB COMPLAINANTS ABSENT?AFFIDAVITS AND
TESTIMONY AOAlNiST TUK OFFICER* ACCUSED?
EXCELLENT CIIAKACTKR 01' ONB OK THEM ?WHAT
POLICE OFFICIALS KNOW ABOUT T1IK RULES AND
The ITfcw Ai n published on Monday last tbo particulars of
a charge made by two merchant* from Hydev.'ilc, Vermont,
again-1 cfllcers Rackett sod Mills, of the City IXall
Miuad, wbo were accused of extorting the sum of one hundred
dollars from the merchants, whom they had arretted
on suspicion of being engaged in "shoving'1 counterfeit
money. The complamaLts bail offered a oad $2o bill on the
Glenn Falls Hack to the treasurer of Niblo's theatre for
two admission tickets, and deposed that the oflloers had
ariu Ud tlii 10, taken ibom to the back room of a neighbour
k ciereputable houte, and, after searching them,
allowng them lo go. In consideration of the payment of
HOO, w hich ofllcer Kackett Intimated would be a snlflclent
The complainants utile their complaint to Deputy CarpenUr.and
tilt* i wards It'll Ihe city?the accused declining
to come lo trial before the Commissioners of l'olice Immediately.
Mi . I'MIIIj p oppcar.d as counsel for Mr. Mills yesterday,
and afkei that the complainants should bu subpo naed
to atlciid, us lie ttoughl ho could nhow, on cross examination
of ll.t m. (hat Mr. Mills was not guilty. Olllcor llackctl's
com sol was not present, and it wan dcctdod to taJte
wl at tistimony was offered with reference to Mr. Mills.
1 eputy Superintendent Carpenter tes titled that about
nin* o'< 'wl; on the morning alter tbo alleged occurrcnco
(which lock plnco on Thursday evening) be was informed
of the complaint and ascertained that olllccrs Mills and
Kackett were on that poet, who, on being sent for, wore
rcc< gnized by the complainants; one of the complainants
had wl that Rackett was the man who had counted the
itiOnoy, put psrt of it In lis pocket, and handed the rest
buck lo him. Witness, as the complainants wanted to go
out of lowh, (home,) ordered their atlldnvits taken down,
which wvb done; he was told by the Treasurer of Niblo's
that both olllccrs were Intoxicated?Kackett considerably
fo; the complainants represented themselves as merchants
from Hyde ville, Vermont, and stated that ono of them?
Mr. Jennings?who bad the money taken from him, had
btcu bought out by Mr. Crofoot, his companion, who hod
come to the city with bim for the purpose of showing him
where to buy goods; Rackclt was evidently under the influence
of liquor the next morning.
Sergeant Twaddle testified that on the morning after the
alleged occurrence bu met Rackott at the corner of Grand
i>nd Kim ?lreet6, and after saying good morning, Racked
raid, " If I had had a good man with mo la&t night I
would bare made *5,000;" says I. "Ilow?" bo nays,
" Well, I would Lave made it?1 made some, aa it was;"
Lc spoke iu that way; 1 did not thick much or it at that
liuie; be appeared its if ho had beun drinking, and is in
Ibe habit cf talking in tliat way: when bo was in the ward
ho would suy, ' Weil, I liavo made a couplo of hundred,"
or fo and so; be mentioned Niblo's, but said nothing with
rcfcrcnce to this case; he said if bo had had a good man
with him he would have made this money, and bo had
made some; I will not be positive, but think ho said he had
made a hundred or more; 1 did not place any confidence
in It at the time, because, even when we were down at Soguine's
Point, where there uui not a rent to be mnie, he
would bu&fct iu that way.
Mr. George D. J.ubin testified that the complainant!,
Messrs. Jennings and C'rofoot, were respectable merchants
in Uydeville, Vermont, and that bis employers
would trust tbcm to any amount; saw tho complainants
alter they had come back from the theatre, and they told
him the story about their paying $100 to get oil', and advised
them to como and complain to the Commissioners;
Uu } iiaid they Lau about $480 when they weut, and $380
when they comeback: they did not wish to remain in
tbe city, as Mi. Jennings' wife was ill; their character
aijd standing at home were good.
Mr. rhilhps again represented that these policemen
should bo conlrouted with their accusers, and afforded tho
privi!ege of cross examination. It appearod from their
own statements that the officers were justified in examining
their poisons, as it was not in the ordinary course of
business lor a man to give a $20 bill in payment lor an
uir.out.t of $1 when he bud small bills in bis pocket.
Mr. Moore, the manager of Niblo's theater, testified to
the fact of tbe complainants having been put in charge
of tho officers on suspicion of being engaged in "shoving"
the counterfeit money. He did not think from tho convenation
which he had with tho ofliecrs that Mr. Mills
JStrp. ant Seaman, of the City }Iall squad, testified that
Mr. Mllis, tbe morning ufier tho occurrence, had reported
to him the ancpt at Niblo's, and that he bad not taken
them to the Million house because they begged so hard to
he taken somewhere else; ho did not find any more counterfeit
mouty on them, and concluded that they were inLoccnt.
The sergeant, upon being ackod whether it was not the
duty of the elllccis to take tho men to the station house,
r< plied, "I do nul know that ihcie >s any rule?it is discretionary
with the officer; if ho is satisfied that lhero in
no cai he uf complaint ugainsi them, it is not his duty to
take them to tbe srtattvn house."
Tic uaument was not denied by the Commissioners,
Pl"!?l :,r. ni.i! Warii ..r I'ninlv Sit .ermti.nrt.-nf (Unlet f'jtr.
1 enter, ail of whom beard it; but Captain Leonard said
the sergeant wuf wiang, at-l referred the Commissioners
t</ U)o sections of the ru.es and regulation!, which expressly
provided that all pili-ouers arretted after the poltcj
rou:t? arc c!<red mat tc taken to the station houso and
their unities reported.
Sir. David T. Valentino, the venerable Clerk of tho
ODUmnQnMIi Bcv. Mr. lathrop, Captain Williamson,
Mr. Dulfen, ai.d others, testified unequivocally to tho good
rep lution of Mr. Jiills for integrity and sobriety. Ail of
ibtm expropw d their diebolief that ho could be guilty of
a crime such as charged.
Sir. Mills, one of the accused, was then sworn, and
after giving tho preliminary portion of tho story, said:?
Wo told them (the complainants) that we should
have to take mem to tho elation houso to search them;
teey said itat they were willing to bo searched, but did
Li t want to go to the station hous?, for foar of getting their
names in the paper*; 1 said I knew no placo to take them;
llaekett said bo knew a place on the next b'ocK; when wo
got lliere 1 found it wan a segar store, with a room
back of a bar; we went into the back re >m with them
and told them to show what tlicy had; ono of them
pul ed out his pocketbcok ond laid it on tho table; I
searched bis pocket and did not lind any more money;
I then searched the other, Mr. Crofoot, found simc small
Mil in his pocket, whieh 1 returned after examlnuion;
Kaikelt, before ue opined the pockotbook, asked Jen
niligs if he knew how juueli was In it; Jennings said he
did not, bet lie thought about $300; Racket! c?unte<l it
over two or three times; I asked Mr. Jenuhgs how It was
1 that when he had small bills be gave a (?20 bill? He said,
- ihluusu ;t riunv uauuiui , iiuiuu uii- uimr y
$267 or ?287, I do not know which; I did nut count the
money or touih it; tbey bald they got the new money out
of the bank: I look, <1 in a Detector, and found that the
$20 was an altered $2 r.<4e; Rac.kett said that from the
looks of this new money he believed It was all bad, and
we bad better take them to the station house, and guttle
it; they paid the money was good, and that the man who
gave the $20 note wuuld iietiaugo It; they did not
wart to go to Uio station houre, because their names
nvght get in Uie papers; they were merchants or respf(
(ability; they would like us to go to the hotel
with them, and tbey would prove that they were all
right; I then called Kackctt aside and told him that
pei haps these men were all right, and we had better let
them go; ] did tin* because I thought we had done wrong
hi taking them in there, instead of to the station house; I
did not want to be reported; I tt ought when I look them
in there that if they had other counterfeit money we
could eoilly take them to the station house; 1 never was
in the Loubc before, ?ud did not know its bad character;
I do not know whether Jennings took up the money or
Rackettgavo it to bitu; I think Jennings took it up him*
self; I loft the room first, Jennings next, Crofoot next,and
Raekett afterwards; in going by the bar ltackett eoid,
' I-ct's take a drink;" he told mc the reason th?t he did
ro was that they thould l ot tell that they had been
arched by two olOcers in that house; they then wflkcd
down the street and wcr.t away; Mr Itackeit, myself and
Urn two men were a'l that were in the room at the time of
the searching; my attention was not drawn from the four
but two minuiis, when I was attracted by a disturbance in
the front room.
The testimony was here closed for the present, and Mr
Phl'.llps briefly argued to the t oromipsioners that Mr. llilli''
unmistakably goon reputation ought to be consloeri'd. He
thought the searching was not an nrroBt, and that perbapf
tlio olilcers had not violated tho rules in not taking the
parties to the nation bouse.
Tho cane is to be he*id further bcroro tho Commig
Will turn uburg City Xtws.
mi? mtw r EUKy wwiKT,?ai lam tno controversy bo
I ween the Long Island Kerry Company (the n<>w lc-wecs of
Peek slip ferry) and the old Peck Slip Company bi? beep
settled, by tbe old company refusing to cell their proocrly
to the r.iw company at th" price o Ob red by them, and the
Long Island Ferry Comiwny have purchasrd and wiilounv
menee operation:'on the property nt the foot of South Kipht'"
ulrei t, whero they will eroct a doublo Blip an t run their
boat* to Pock Blip. Until new boats can bo built, they Intend
to charter a sulllclcnt number to run their ferry by the
1st ol May. The price demanded by the old company
tor the landed property at tbo foot of 8outh Seventh
?tre( t, and the houses at perk Blip and Grand street, ww
about $160,000. Thin, it Is understood, Ceorgo law
Agreed to give; but the new company thought It WW not
wotlh that, trd wished to leave the price to arbitration,
which the oid company would uot concent to. ilia old
com puny wonted from $12, COO to $14,000 fur each or their
boats, nud the new company did not think them worth
more that $8 ( no. This was the cause of the disagree
meiit between them. lUfore the lease was sold the old
compai y. in hopes of being successful in obtaining the
lease, bad procured est.mates for patching up their old
boats by rebuilding the cabins, cutting oil 111 teen feet
frcm < i.rh end of the boat, and adding ten feet to eni b
iml, IkO mnki! j thon fharper, so tballbey might lastfot
Korre ji nrs longer. Tending the recent negotiation*, eflbrtf
iiu\ e been mode to Indnco the new lessees to sell theli
lease at a briics, but Ihey have refused, and now It can
rot be purchased. With reference to tlio Intention or the
present Peck Slip Company to run from South Hcvontt
Mrect to .lames slip, the new lessee* claim that the No\%
York Corporation should protect them in the enjoymeni
vf their lease, and not permit an opposition which, at the
t me tliey pun based the lease, they had no reason to ex
ptn or niiiici|nitcv in mis view, Mould the l'cek .Slip com
puny in running en II.at route. it will give rl?o tf
mm h litis*lion. 1 be new company have organized. am!
ni j i.ii.Krf Mr. John t.inf-ky, formerly Alderman 01 lb'
(uui Uciith ward, us their dork.
M imv Pkatti.? Mr. Panlel JUpolyea, proprietor of tb<
N-wlown Imo of ?tnge|it wiih found on Monday night
1} it p In Ihe rr?d r?nr hi* fUblea, pulWIng from ai
.poplectli' flt. He died while being taken toj hia real
in r. He wne iil>out 4ft yoara or ftje, uuU ivaTH ;
widow aid four children.
NESDAY. MARCH <).
Murder In the Fourth Ward.
X WOMAN INSTANTLY KILLED, AND TWO OTUERH HBKIOIIHLY
INJt'HED UY A CHINAMAN?TUU MCltDEREK
ARHE6TED AND LOCKED UV?Tl:K CAUSE OK
T11E AFFAIR, ETC.
So. *9 Oliver rtre-it was the scene of aterrible murder
about half pact eight o'clock last evening, one worn in
being instantly killed, and two others badly injured. The
parties connected with the affair were the occupants of
the house?three Irish women and a Chinaman named
Charles Appo. It appears that for some time Appo aud
his wife, who is Irith, have lived unhappily together,
and when in liquor would gut Into a regular fight, which
could only be prevented by the interference of tho other
tenants. On several occasions Appo, It is said, would
have killed his wife, had it not been for the timely
interferance of the wo iron in tho house.
For the last two or three days Appo became very jealous
of bis wife, and beat her so badly on Monday afternoon
that she was compelled to take refuge with the landlady
over night. This seemed to work upun Appo considerably,
and yesterday afternoon he again followed up his
abuses. About Ave o'clock be left the house, but returned
about eight o'clock in the evening, and had no
been In Ion;; before words was again heard in A;>po's
rcom, and (hortly blows as if he were killing h's wife.
Three women, occupants of the house, wero aroused by
Urs. Appo's cries, and Immediately ran into tho room,
where they found Appo In the act of striking
bis wife with a btick. The women?a Mr3. Flat
cber, Margaret Butler and Mary Gafmsy?attempted
to rescue Mrs. Appo from his clutches, when
Appo, finding the women were getting the beet or
bim, drew a dagger, about six inches in length, and
made a plunge at Mrs. Fletcbor, indicting two fatal
wound*, one iu tho neck and the other on tho loft breast,
jubt over the heart, the lattor wound causing ulaiost in
Mrs. Fletcher at tho t<me had hold of Appo, ami on receiving
tho lott wonnd fell to the lloor, and tbiB gave
Appo free way again, and he then turned upon tho other
two women, stabbing Mary Galney seriously in the left
arm, and Margaret Butler in tho head; the;, both succeeded,
however, in getting into au adjuinirg before ho
could follow up his blows, and bis wife havin / als? made
good her escape, he, fearing arrest, lied the baueo. Tho
alarm for assistance was instantly Riven, who- Margaret
Butler and M?ry (ial'ncy were found lying up .'i > Uoor,
bleeding terribly from their wounds.
Tbey were conveyed directly to the New Yn : Hospital,
whero Margaret Butler's wound was found mil 'je of a
serious nature, and alter being dressed by t'le rgeou
she was rrmoved to her home.
Mary Uafnry's wound? were found, hower , '? bo
rather rerlous, and she was properly takencvt ; the
Officers Yourg an<l Bailey, of the Foarth wa; hearing
of the afl'air, reached tho bouse but a few moments after
Appo lied. Young immediately repaired to a well knowu
resort for Chinamen, corner of James and Cherry streets,
and on Inquiring if Appo was there, the parties or owucr
of the place denied knowing anythiug about htm. They,
however, seemed somewhat excited, which aroused the
suspicions of ofllcer Young, and ho instituted a thorough
search over tho building, and finally succeeded In finding
Appo stowed away under ono of the beds up stairs. On
helup brought out his hands were foun-l covered with
blood, and tlic first words he said to the officer wore, "Yes,
I killed her." IJe was conveyed to tho station house, and
being questioned by ('apt. Waterbury why lie committed
the murder, be said that his wife had been drinking mid
had brought a quantity of liquor In the house, which mado
him mad, and that bo deteimined to whip ber f->r It. Ho
also stated that the women in tho bouse were all tbo lima
making trouble for him, and that ho was determined to
kill Mr* Fletcher, and had purchased the kulfe expressly
lor that purpose. He was committed to a cell, whore he
had been but a short time when ho became almos. nioddined
about tbc affair, and seemed desirous of killing some
Mrs. Fletcher, when stabbed, was heard to say, "5fy
^4lll^l,> nnfi f?-ll in flip floor. Ilpr tuiflhnnil w aril in ho u.
mason, and Tory industrious. They havo Ave children,
the oldest, twelve yea's of atfo. Mr. Fletcher whe out at
the time, and did not return until about an ho tr after
the affair, when, on 'ceing bis wile dead, bo sooincd
almost frantic. IIo attempted to censure Mrs.
Appo for fights with her husband, when she took up a
stool and struck Fletcher over tho head, cutting bim finite
badly over the eye. An officer was immediately called in,
and Mrs. Apjo wis arretted ?nd oonv^yed to the station
Appo, the murderer, is about thirty three years of ago,
li?ht < enipexioo, and about live feet two inrlies in heijrUt.
He "toted that Me hud been in this country about e't vcD
yea's, and had been married about eight. For seme tim?
he W8G enpuged no an interpreter in u tea store in Chatham
-treet, but of iato has been out of employment. Tli?
Coroner was notified, and nr. icq icat wi'l be h dd to day.
The African Nqnndron
OVE rOKTO FKAYA COK11E8PONDSNCR.
Pohto Praya, Jan. 28, 1H59.
3Fc fincnts if the thtl?Thc Wanderer and Kcr Vi.it fithi
OvM?Indignation <f the Officer;?The Affair of (A;
There are now here the Dale, Marlon and Cumberland;
officers and crew generally In poor health. The Pile
leaves to day for Sierra Leone and Monrovia, and will return
to this placo from the latter to await her relief. The
Marion is olTin a day or bo for tone*here, but her movements
are as yet a Rtate secret, and we outsiders are not
admitted into an insight thereof. The Cumberland pa Mr as
toon as her volmnnious despatches, including an account
of her grand expedition after the Wanderer, when it was
positively established that she had sailed from the const
with a (nil cargo of ebony, and her summary investigation
of the burning of an American brig in the Congo by
the English steamer Viper are brought up, to look after
We ?ee by the papers that Corrle, In tho Wanderer, has
'anded a cargo in the United Stater, and tro much hurt
tba* be ha? expressed no thinks for our non interference
i>olicy by i?hlch he was enabled to accomplish his object.
We, of course, had no Idea that he intended landiug In the
Culled Stales, or perhaps, for form sake, wo might have
I aid bim a visit while hobnobbing with the Kngllih Commodore
and officers, displaying his New York Yaeht Club
iu| eiB as a guarantee of bis respectability, &c.
Tbe Cumberland will probably bo in Madeira abont tho
j t of April, to await tho comltg of her long looked for relief,
slid turn over the i Iberian (lag, which has been kept
in a Fta'o of readiness for the past two months.
The Vircennes Is looked for about the first of next
month, and will, no doubt, give a satisfactory account of
the Viper affair.
TnrnRE Frahcais?Firkt Rwreskntatios.?MardiOras,
the culmination of all the gayety of the Parisian year,
was properly honored by the directors of the new French
theatre In Broadway, who selected the last night of the
carnival for tho initial representation of their new artists
in a pleasant little theatre, which bas boen so far altered,
brightened and brushed up generally, as to seem like
antwhouse. H has a gay, Frenchy appearance, which
is strengthened by the arrangement of the places, which
ire diTi'lfn in nearly the same manner us lu the Paris
ilientris. Thore was a strong muster of well-known New
York fo. es. mascnlino and feminine. The urchcstra stills
swarmed with lady killers and the boxes beamo'l with
alaj ers of men. There was plenty of chit chit, and many
ci ?y rfimions? tho affair being more liko drawing rojm
htstricali than a public performance. The great number
of parties and bulls on last evening kept many ladies
a*ay, but there was still a sulllciuut infusion of fashion
in ?bow ihf't it is to be considered the correct thing to do
Ihr French tbeatro.
The programme of the evening the following;?
Prcmi^ro representation \ New York, de
Vs Ckavukmeit nn MAI*,
Compile, vnudevlllsen 2 actes par MM. Buyard et Mfrmt.
,\;cxis Homacouski M. Paul I,ai>a.
1,'Imperatrlco de Russle Mile. Clievalier.
KowJora, tille dn Major Draken Mile. Jane Monthe^ux.
lc Malor Prakrn MM. T.Ulot.
Alexandre, odicirrs d?s (iardos C. Hclalaln.
j.r (omte Pchuvalofl'. Thiery.
I u valet I>on.
('.Aiders, Dames a'honnrur
r. but ir M. Bertnuid, dn Conservatoire, dans
I'm M<?>iki r <jn 1'kk*i> la Mornis,
Vaudeville en un ai'e, par MM. Michel et Iablrhc.
;:j'bonrc de IVauii duit MM. Bertram!.
.lurncjon ami de Tbcnmel Tallot.
Cyj n?D, (lomesti<iue de Tlranroduit Edgard.
U niini?i?je, donestlqnc do Boaureduit l.?'on.
< < i ,!e, fllle de IS' camt I Mile, .lino Montheaux.
lbe Yrmedy in prMty well known here, having Men frequently
a< t?a at Wallnck's, under the title of "Prison and
1'nlace." In the English version, aa usual, a majority of
tie g?od jokes were carefully excised, and their places
nipi'lied with articles of an Inferior order. The rtstoralieu
of tho good lines made the play fresh and altogether
nicer than in English. The superiority of the French
actors In comedies of this order?pictures of manners and
1 slight frnmcs for sparkling dialogue?Is universally ac
1 )ttowl?dged, and received a further endorsement last
nipht. The play was dashed of! gayly, and no one, oven
It he understood the language Imperfectly, was bored,
wlslch is sayitg a great deal. The Interest sf tho night
centered mainly In the new comodian, M labs, who made
a veritable success.
he has a good manner, oostume* admirably, Is porfootly
at borne on the scene, and has that gaiety and flow of
spirits which belong so especially to the French jnmt
ln mirr of the beat class. He never offends good taste to
get a laugh, from which example some of our light comedlsrs
might take a lesson, but ihey wont probably.
The Indies?Miles, ( hnvaller and Montheau*?are very
good scire apes and pretty women, oostnmeil in that wonderful
way which French women on'.y understand, although
a few American belles arc not. far behlud the Parisians
on tlio (puvtion oC clothes. The other .tret's we
woll known here. Hie stage surrounding, ? ry, Aj.,
?ne very prrltv [.nil fresh. The pcrfoi u v > v t
every way n,.v nful, the artist- be'nt. tcc.hIlJ 1 r;
warded with' > ! j<vuu?v?ticnu of a: Ight.
J toe frcotti! i rtlanco wi! K give. fLor?d#>.
E R A
Tbr President and thv Amrrlrait InnelltUt
[Fruin the Jewish Via ?tiger, Mtrch 4 ]
We give to our readt-rs a lette.r Iroin f. J. Joachimsen,
Ffc<t , ol ibis uty, to the 6<M? I* p u t meat, and the official
reply, (or which we ask a cartful penfal. Mr. Juaohiaa
Ren rails the attention of the department to :i publication
under the clHclal signature of the consul of th-j l'ontlflo<U
btates at New York, pub!.sbed m ihs Nk v York
< f ttm 8ih January last, pnrjmrtin.; I"'a " ? :. .
fHhollt ?Me of th? Mortara terror afftir, :md oomfj'alnE
of the Consul's publication an msaUlug iu tenor and language
to Uie .American Is/MhteB aho, by meetings and
other* iue, have proU'ted ntraiiiKt tUo outrage upon Mr.
Mo.-tara and afked for 'ho interferenci; of the Executive,
68 being in violation of diplomatic privilege Ilu bclievtf
;h*t u proper opportunity baa been presented
for this govrnicent to expref* it? views on tho
Mortar.a matter to tho Pontile, anil ho wishes
that the l'refident would be induced to tike Eurno
BUp by which American Jews c?n be made to believe that
be Ir standing as Auieri< au cilii* n* will, at all timca and
places, exempt them frotn injury r.r aunojance on ac
count of their political or religions sentiments. Mr.
Joachimfcn reminds the rVimitrocn'. that tlie Central
American, tlie Burial and lift Swiss treaty quostl jiib are
grievances still unredressed, and no teiin Mr. Cass that
here never lias boeu any redress from any oi llic wrorigH
perpetrated by the inquisition.
The date of Hr. Cats' reply show* that the answer h
he remit of great deliberation, it m peraaim uol loo
much to say that Mr. Ca:s answers for Mr Buchanan and
be cntirn Cabinet. Tho fovernnn i t ref- r to the pre
viouny exprfsee'i opinion* on me murnr i su tir, ana in
regard to the libol auinit that gome ct its iipro*M :ia uro
improper, nnd lUat the courso ol the Consul cannot b;> approved,
but tinder nil the c ircumttances do not think the
cuso or sufficient graviiy for the Interference of thii government.
What can we say to ttiis lame anil impotent conclusion,
except to express our belivf that with all the honeyed prD
frsnlons of tin: politicians who constitute the present administration,
they do not mean to act when tney are required
to obtain lor the Israelites that justice, th it equal
and even handed justice, to which they arc entitled, us a
matter not of grace, but of right? llow oau we put any
faith in the promise of retires* from foreign rowers,
when an admitted grievance at homo remains nnatoned
for, on the plea of not being of "suffi.'ietit gravity?'' If a
DifcgtMruto was to release a thief bocv.i .e his thell was of
a tmull amount. or a libeller because the language of tbc
libol was not of tho coarsest, or a burglar because lie had
just opcnol a latch,or an assassin boetu.-o be bid toileted
only the tmallret of wounds, would not such a mi?is
trate to Justly held up to public ooodMUtli nn f
And what r.c.rds can we liiid for the miserable
excuse put forth by Mr. Gin. for the
Tifcldent, to Mr J<uchimf'n? Here is the Pope's Consul
Jubtdjiug, in the President'! covfirt' ntial org:iri in Xew
)crk, the child stealing act of the 'inquisition; the I'opo's
cfllccr encouraging the cUndcuUno baptism of our children;
the jolitical representative of tho l'ope villifying us
here at heme as "Jews, unbelieving scoflcrs anrt hypo
criteF.'' And yet nil tnis is not of "cnlflcienl gravity '
for tht interference of the government! What would be
of sufficient gravity?
Perhaps ihat the Pontifical diplomatist should flrst be
allowed to act as iuquisitor or to lie.d a mob and broalc
up our peaceful meetings before the sworn chief nu^istrate
would deem the act of sufficient gravity to address
to bim and to his government the well merited reproof in
language bcllttlog an American statesman
Are not our lights as citizens of hu(!I ilent pravity to
entitle us to vindication? Have wo any right*? Are wc
No. 118 N.ihkac Street, Nkw Yokk, Jan. 17, 1730.
lion. I.*.wis Cam,Secretary of State, iic., Washington, D.<.:
Mr It rati Sir:?The accompanying newspaper uont.uns a
republication in New York of an article from a Philadel
pbia newspaper. Tlie republication here appears to have
been male in the New Yokk Hi.kau> ut tho 6th January,
by authoiity or request of und under the proper
.signature ol I.. It. Binnse, Consul of the I'ontiliC.il St ites at
This publication has referecc-i to the MorUra case. It
reflects upon the generous sentiments whirh you have expressed
in your letter, to my friend aud o> religionist
Jonas P. I<evy, of Washington city. T.<o Consul of tho
Ptnlillcal States, iu hia official capacity, has resorted to the
medium of newspapers, lodiscredit before our ciUz'. 'S the
views of our Secretary of State, and to assail t:.n motives
and integrity of that respectable portion of on' people nod
citizens who have in the most legitimate method expressed
their abborrenco of the barbarous not which
the Consul attempts to justify. I believe that this
government has always considered it a ?rav, olleuco
in any foreign official, accredited to the United
feluus, to lmmlx himself by speeches or publications in
political or quusi politlral mattoiS, iu dlscnsi iu bofore
oar citizens, or to appeal in any way f.om the .(ft? of our
own ?tlicers to tbe judgment of the people. It is belie\ed
that it ie sufficient to call your attoution to this pubhea
tion to tnflurc your piompt action. From tho fai t of Mr.
PlDtfc t'.going tbo card In his official capacity, and its
conunte, and from the heading of the article as "Catholic
etatcmint," 1 infer that it may perhaps be doomed proper
by 3 ou to inquire through the proper channel, who
tier E'icti a publication win direct')' or ri mutely iuiUipated
by the government of the I'fintillc.al Sutes. Snch inquiry
would be duo to our national dignity, and will
doubtless contain a reiteration of yoi:r views in t tliosu
of the American piople upon tlio ireriU of ihe MorUra
matter. The Pontiflcial government c-nw-l cotnp aiu of
being addressed npon this subject, which ono of its representatives
tins officially and boastfully tbm.t ii|?>a u3.
Tbnt every cl'lzen of the United Matte abhor? thin cruel
art of the inquisition, and condemns it us an oatrnxe upon
civilization, will, 1 am cure, be not dented by an/ int Hipent
Amman. And in such eases, tbo opportunity pr>'
sntirg itFelf, (as in tbe cafe of the rorrci-poud.-nce be.
ween Chevauer Hula- munn and ono of your predecessors,
the lion. Dank! Webster.) tins governmont dot! not
hesitate fully anil energetically to express the views of
IE' e by the President's kind letter to Mr. B. W. Ili t
that ho Is determined to protect the rights of Americans.
If I understand the President's moaning, he uses "prote
ticn" i.s synonymous with "redress." I beg that you
may induce the iVsident to enlarge bis significance et
the term, and Include "prevention.'' Supposing an outlsge
to happen to an American citlteu travelling in holy
( r "laPEic landn, what protection caa be fouud in redress?
The injured party may And tbo facts falsified or the
"polite" regulation to be very greittlv In the way of obtMniug
the President's protection. Tno questions wi?h tbo
Central American states, the burial question, the Swiss
treaty questioc, all Bhow the futility of redress usa tueana
of protection; and permit mo to ask whether h if Wry ins
not proved that there is no redress from any of the cruelties
perpetrated by that monstrous enpinc of ii.humiri'ty
known u? the Iniinisition, and iniFninW the Holy oUice?
You cannot fall to perccivtf that tho citizen of the
United States belonging to the clacs of "Jews aud
unbelieving scofVcis," (see Mr. Biuere's artiolo) cannot
tali iy venture into the Pontifical States without
risk of having a similar infliction with Mr. Mortara;
and then what protection has he in mere questionable
and uncertain redress? No, sir. Tho I nited Plates
have now that powerful moral inliucnco that they need
not feur the displeasure of any human goveratcnt for
the calm and deliberate announcement of the detestation
by the American people of tho inhuman act perpetrated
by the batel'ul and haled Inqulsilieu upou Mr. Mortara.
An elllclal promulgation to the Pontitloal government of
such sentiments on the part of this government is a
duty we owe to ourselver. No reply alluding to any of
our domestic institution* can weaken our ground. What
I insist upon is, that, abroad as well as uthome, complying
with luw, I (hall teel in advance that my pos,uoii a.? an
American citizen will exempt me from injury or annoyanro
on arcount of my republicanism, or of my religions
belief, wheresoever 1 may happen to b?.
Leaving this subject to yeur further direction, an!
SDKing a mvur 01 a communication in repiy, i mvo tne
hotor to be: yours, very siucerelv,
ran,IP .1 JOACHUFF.N.
DKPAK1MKXT OF t+TATB, )
W \<m^ntny. Fob. 21. 1S69. J
ftp.?Tour several letters relative to tho MorUra. ease
have been received. It is believed you are awur ' of t':a
reasons for delaying unofficial reply to them. Both tr*e
President and this D-.partment have, in oomtuun.caiionfi 11
different mtmbtts or tho Israelitisli persuasion, wbiuli
have been made public, so fully expressed th" vie mi of
tbe Executive that they need not "now he repeated.
In reference to tbe article 'n a New York journal on thte
fulycct, to which you have called mv attention,and which
nf peats to have been republished at tho Instance of the
Consul of the I'ontlQcal States at New York, although
some of Its expressions are objectionable, and thissfioncy
of the ?oneul In tbe matter cannot be approved, yet, un
(*er alt the clrcuirM.inces, the case I* not deemed of sulllcient
gravity to require tho Interposition of this government.
I am, sir, your obcd.cut servant.
Pnitip J. JoicmjisHt, Esq., New York.
Tne D^ercrr os tins Dtpohi>kelt Rorsi in Ca.val
!*r?!Fwr.?,'obn H. We^er, a Seventh ward pollco otlieer,
cla ts in reference to the report of a descent upon the dis
orderly Louse No. 404 Canal street, which was published
In the papers yesterday, thai he Is not the proprietor of
the house in question; that Margaret Clinton is the pro
prletrew of the raloon, and Mrs. Forrester is tho proprietress
ef the remaining part of the house, which in not
connected with the saloon. He also s'.mte- that she ia not
his wife, and desires that he may be allowed a hearing be
fore the public pass their opinion on the matter.
PHOTO# "i Ma. Evwubt'a Otuvtox mr Wwax
Tbe net proceeds of Mr. Everett's oration on tho "I,lfo of
Washington," at tho Academy of Music on Friday lost
were $1,406 6P. This la the largest num ever received bv
this distinguished orator from a single Icllverr of lhe addries.
The above amount has been : lid over to the Treasurer
of the Mount Vernon Fund. He delivers his 1 "cture
this evening on Franklin.
Court of General Sessions.
Before Judge Russell.
Daniel Denpsey jeaten'ay pleaded guilty k> an attempt at
grand larceny, having stolen ?U> In money iroru *Vm. (.'only,
IN) Heater street, on the 3Mh of February. Ho was sent to tbe
penitentiary fur one tear.
Hrtdset Voyle guilty of petit larceny, was sent to the eily
prison for slity ilavs.' . , , ?
Isaac llalstead, who was convicted in November of otcaNnc
the property of Fdward Hnirtson. at which lime Judgment was
suspended the hetng a youth ef respectable cnneotlorei on
coiidlttrn tL.it he would avoid bad company, ?** arrtwied and
teel to the Plate prleuo loi two years. The officers lound him
In a den of thieyce. _ . _
Chrlstouhi r Untune. who attempted to pass a eonnterMt IB
hill or tin"' Vpi binlca' ?l?nk of CddcohI, piraoo.i ?iimj . , ror*-ry
111 |J-i? f,,... b J?c l4, au'l wn? Mr' to Rinq Sl:if prlmn for
V-irjiliT, < ' ?ofh'..r^l?r i i III * tUn? Into lk? u r?ml
?? of Mi h S ill J, S 'nl.l ? i:? a?i ?nm,it:i rinimA
that ufli'Ot*, ** ! j to fci ,, ? .1, jfut in UM SUM
fri t?j jew*
PRICE TWO CENTS.
THE ALLEGED WIFE POISONING.
Court of Oyer and Tcrmliitr.
Before Hon. Judge. Kooeevclt.
M.tpru S.?The Per,pic cr. Jam*, t SUphent.?Xho proceediegs
wtre commenced this morning by the introduction of
MIDI' AL TKST1 iMONY.
Pr. Jociah Cadmus deponed that be know; tho prisoner
and knew b'8 wife; attended her on the Cth of i-'ep'-embcr,
1SI7. a yc?r previous to her death; attended ber twice,
6tti and Ttb of September, 1867, did not recolloct whether
Ebe was at home; prescribed for her; couldn't say what
her symptoms were; there was nausea an 1 some trouble
aVo'itthc btcmach; could no', recollect the full pymptoira;
did not recollect whether be prescribed for h?r on the second
visit or not: the reason be did cot call again waa
that Mr. Stephens called him some four or live years ago
and be rendered services, tnd when the bill was handed
in Mr. Stephen? refused to pay, unless he ( "ephena)
calUd him in; did not rccolkct whether he ordered any
ircdicines on thi- 7lli of i-tptcmbcr; thought Mrs. Stel
uetig w?s not in a dangerous condition: couaiJered her
ceaithy, and knew nothing to the contrary; she was i
lame sized woman, as it was so long a timo emce the
cu e was l. his bands he coUd not remember whether ha
pracribed laudaiiiim; thought tic did not, b it could not
bwi ar to it; was not preiMTcd to Bay from reoolleetlon of
tl.e i ..te that luudaauni would be a proper medicine.
The w.tnets was not crops-examined.
Dr. Francis \V. lremonger was the next witness:?
Knew nothing of the prisoner or bis wife until the last
live or nix days of her illness; 1 called and found ber
laboring under the usual symptoms of inlUmm:.'ion of
? ? ? -> -I -l-l.il - .
uucui uouii.nvtu, ami L?>1 very
little to eay at any time thai I called; I do not rccollect
her wotde; I do not recollect anything about her mouth
or that the complained of thirst; I do uot recollect that,
Etc called Tor water; from tbc f iber lyutploms alio must
bavc complained of thirst; 1 only recollect thu mure proroiiieot
symptoms; It was a jear after I attended ber that
my attention was culled to tbo case; I am acquainted
with tbc symptoms which indicate arsenic; there w vomiting
ain.ost always; tbc symptoms vary iu almost every
cue: I w ill give you a ty|K> case: there is i?ln over the
region of tbc stomach,increased by pretsure; a burning
of ibe throat, a desire lor :oid drinks: tbo patient soon
I). comes very rcsl!ct>s ami anxious, and tbo anxiety horrible;
afterwards the 6luge of collapse comes, th.j inllunmation
having before gone to Iho lower bowels and stoina<'li.
then cotn< b collapse of the extremities and death.
Q. from the symptoms she manifested did you think nh?
had taken arsenic? A. I did not suspect itat the time; she
bad iuliair.niatioii of tbo stomach, therefore the symptoms
may hive been occasioned t>y u'senic.
Mr Cusbing objected to tbc testimony?She might have
been kiilcd by lightning.
Witness, t" the Court?1 did not suspect, at the time,
tbat she bud taken arsenic; 1 understood from some of ihu
family that she. bad been sick some two weeks: I think I
attended ber three times; 1 am sure of that; I have no
memoranda on tbat subject; I j ribed for ber on tho
occasion of my Urst visit; I rec aono proscription after
war J?: tbt y were put up at Shipley i: Vauuerhoof's
(identities tbc prescription); it is some ultro and Jkivers
powders; Ditre htlf a drachm; Movers powders twelvo
graiLP, to be divided into six powders: the prescription of
the 1Mb of September, )867, 1 cannot ct.nnect with this
case; it is in my handwriting; it is quinine twenty grains,
ox gall one dracbin?made into twenty pills; the ii*x: one
of miiio I recollect distinctly; it is September 20, 1857: it
(.ays Spanish My blister; there is also an ointment to Jrel-h
it, simple cerate half an ounce and three grains ofmorpblte;
the next Is one grain rf morphine and white sugar
ten grains, to be divided in four powders, on September 21;
it is in my handwriting, but llie only one I recollcct distinctly
is the blister; it w.is placed over the stomach to
stop the vomiting; after tb. blister was applied she vomited,
but net fo frequently. q. Why did you stop visiting
bet!' A. I was told 1 was cot wanted; that sort of p'ropla
usually Fend for es whm they want us to attend; I am not
Ftife thai it was the defendant who told mo that I wad
not wanted; my impressiou is that It was him; I am uot sure
whether it was at my house or my oflice; If she died when
it is said the did, it mutt have been from thirty six to
forty hours before that tbat I bad seen ber lint: 1 have no
recollection of prescribing laudanum for her; I am as
sine of it as 1 can be of anything; 1 recollcct prescribing
lager beer for her; 1 did not prescribe brandy
for her; I gave a cirlitV.-aie cf her death, an 1 stated tho
cause to be inflammation of the stomach; Mrs. Stephens
was a 'arge tlcsby woman: she seemed weak and debilitated;
I saw Mr. Stephens during those visits, I think he waa
present at all but one. and then he came in as 1 ?u going
out; i ma not boo uu' ueau uociy aiicrtvarda until toe inquest.
Cross-examined?I have b':en a regular practising physician
for ten years; the vomiting o( a person having taken
arsenic ia sometimes accompanied with biood, but not generally
f.o. Q. Is sulphate of quinine ever mixed with arsenics
in the khii(.s? A. There in a preparation of arsenic sometimes
in It; 1 have-never administered quinine and arsenic;
1 do not recollect that one ofthcFytnptoms is a pain in thi
chest; there ip a sweliirg under the eyes; theeyeR are not
si.liken; socle of the symptoms of cholera aro lUco thoso
of poisoning by arsenic; the symptoms of cholora morbus
in ay be mere like those of poisoning by are-mic; tho
symptoms of colic are Intsnse pain in the stomach
and vomiting: tho lace Is somet'mcs pale, sometimes
livid: there is no peculiar color accompanyirg poigntiirg
by arsenic; I had no suspicion of ooisonin^
when I pave tho certificate ot her death;' I havo
known a Mr. Cardweil ten or twelve year3; Iliad a conversation
with him about this patient a few days or a fe??
wcks after her dcatli. Q. t\"hy did you give a certificate
of hor dea'.li, you not having seen her for thirty six hour3?
A. We Irequently do it, where we know tho disoise and
are assured of the respectability of the fam'ly; there wis
co srsenio ordered in the quinine by mo, and I know of no
preparation of areenc anu qtiinlte; I do not kmw of any
; pills having a largo circulation thai have arsenic ia them;
. I presume there ure qun 'k pills for fever and sffue which
contn>n arsenic: my v,sits were commenced four or live
I cays Ixlorc ner death; rho was better at my last visit; I
Lave seen Sophia and Fanny Bell on my visits: I have no
recollection that it was i unny Boll who told mo not to
como soy more; I am rot certain wfo gave me tho Intimation;
the symptoms of bilious chollc are thirst, violent
pain in the stomach, vomiting and the bowels constipated;
I have only scon three Or four ca* a of poisoning by
To Mr. Ashmead?! was examine before the Coroner;
I said that Mr. Stephens did net say w hat was the maimer
w <th his wife; that all his anxiety waa about her; I also
said at the Coroner's itqueM that It whs fioni what Cardwoll
said 1 eaid I waa sorry I pave the certificate of death,
ai d that I bad no suspicion of po^onlng.
Ro dircct?Piarrbera usually prccodos death in a patient
who has taken arsenic; at the time I United Mrs. Stephens
she was in a dangerous state; I did not consider
lier life in imminent peril on tho last day I saw her; f had
teen told that Dr. Cadmus bad attended her somo two
weeks previous; my visits were only for a fow minutes
each t:me; I never taw either of the Misses Boll at my office;
I can say from the symptoms that Mrs. Stephens'
case was Lot cholera or ctu>lera morbus. Q. Can you say
if it was bilious colic? A: I think not ; I don't recollect
any case of bilious eollc continuing for two weeks.
Stephen H. Vanderhoof, tho apothecary, proved to hia
having pnt up the prescriptions of Dr. Irmnooger for Mrs.
Stephens; could not say who received tho*e prescriptions
Cross examined by Mr. U'lman?Consider the test of
sulTlinric acid and water sufficient to test quinine; nut it
Ihruufeb bo ether prod-sees.
i armoxY OF MISS BorniA BRIJ .
Mis* Fophia T>ll wn; u? xt examined by llr. Shatter, and
?1tp< std that she rtni'S at 6'J Third aveuuo. is 'lb years
or ag?, and war born in county Cavan, Ireland; Is not related
to tbe prisoner at Ihe bar; hi* wif" was my aunt: I
have been in Amcrica about ?eveu yearn; I saw Stephens
In grandfather's und father's bouse in Treluid before coining
to this country; I renumber big marriage, but can t
tell tbe year; it wn at>ont teu or eleven years ago; I
run t 8x"tbe time wb?n they left Ireland; tUev wtra
about two or three years In this coui.tr v before 1 came;
whru I c.ime to tb'S country I was aecompani?d by lir.
ami Mrs. Francis, at first I bosrded In another house; Mr.
j*tc|hens cumc to me; I wrote homo to my parents, saying
that ?lr. and Mrs. Stephens were very kir.d to me, and
they wrote out to tell mo to be guided by them; I waa
al out Ave months at Mr. Stephens' bouse bofore my aunt
(Med; I was then a ei.mstrtss, and am now a dressmaker;
their residence was Jt'6 I'nat Twenty seventh n'.reet; his
family consisted of Mr. and Mrs. Stephens mil one
daunhter: Mr. Stephens' family occupied the third floor,
two bedrooms, a kitehrn and a tiuirg room; they did not
occupy any other room on nny other floor, I)r. Cadmus
wii> tbe first physician wLo attended my aunt; I saw him
there twice; 1 wss eot tliero all tbe time; my aunt was
out to tlie racket when Dr. Cadmus brst called. he was
tailed fct Mr. Stephens' suggestion; my aunt had been
roti.plaining of a pain in the cheat, and Mr.
Stephens said be would send the doctor; sbo
said not to send him, but ho said he w?c!d, as sba
w is complaining; my aunt went to owlet, and told mo
to tell the doctor if he came that It was not necessary for
h m to coit.b, but 1 said I would not tell hmw; when the
doctor came I told him my aunrwas at market; be did nut
prescribe anything for her tbo first time, but ou the scconil
he examined her chest, aud mid he thought there wtt
nothing the matter; she weighed 160 ponuds two or threo
months be!ore her death; sbe usually dl I tbe work of hep
own house; I don't recollect ever seeing a doctor there
since her baby was born until I saw Dr. Cad mas visit
brr before her death; Dr. Cadmus attended ber at tbo
time her baby was born; previous to Mrs. Stephens'
death sho complained of a burring In the chest;
she said it was 'ike a ball of tire, sometimes in
ber cbeet and coming up to her throat so that
she could almost feel it with her linger; 1 heard her
complain of this pain before Dr. Cadmus came; it still increased.
and continued until she died; 1 think the expression
a tent the ball of Are was when she was in bed, and
iiftrr tbo doctor kad visited her; 1 beard berjrmko use of
that expression frequently; the told it to about every ona
tb it came; sfce said that she thought If she did not either
rat or drink the would be better; after eating or drinking
she vomited very hard, strained mnch.and evigbt bold
rf the bed; tho vomiting would oommenco soittetlmes nol
n minute after eating or drinking; tome times a long time
would elapse before she vomited. Q. DM yon ever see Mr.
Stmhers sire Mrs. 8. anv fruit dnrlnj ber sickncssP COb
Jccteil to.) A. I never wiw her eat any; I m not thero
nil the time ; I. ?u at my baMnew, drM*mnkiDfr;
mys'iiu-r, Funny lteil, wns generally at homa
with my aunt all day; two or thr?? days when my aunt
vaa much wor?e I n malnixl at homo. Q. Did yoa orer
fee Mr. Stephens give vo-ir aunt food during h#r lllneMf
A, Nothing hut drink. I don't recollect teeing him jflva
her anything to eat; ho gnvo her tea, lager bflnr, lemonade,
btittei milk and coffee; she r*lli?l for filmoprt averrthliig
to drluk; I ?i?- Mr. Stephana give her pilln after
)'!. t'a.rr.u: calld, hut I don't know what thty were,
o Pld yon see acvihio^ given to y#nr airat In her drink?
A. Yv>?; Mr. Sterhein give bcr baadaaum; my auit w*4
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