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The state capital.
Pa?n fen the Senate ef the Rrfe Bill?The
('online Great Straggle in the House?The
Tenement Hennr law and the Hlli la Widen
and Straighten Upper Broadway?Pmafe 1
af the Ferry Bill*.
Albany, April id, lufld.
The great Frle strangle wan decided (bin morning
no <hr, Bt east, as the Senate is eouceraed. The bill,
"an act relative to the Erie, New York Central,
Hudson River and Harlem railroads," having been
I i?u?u ui iic uuci ui i nil u ir?uiu( UI UUIB, IQB
question wan pat upon its dual passage. Several
frantic attempts were made to postpone and to lay
vn the table, bat in vain. The question prevailed
and was decided in the affirmative bj a vole of
seventeen to twelve, as follows:?
Yeas?Messrs. Banks, Beach, Chapman, Folgor, I
Graham, Hubburd, Humphrey, Mattoon, Morgan,
Morris, Nichols, Nicks, O'Donnell, Parker, Stanford,
Van Petten and WlHiams-17.
Nats?Messrs. Bradley. Oauldwell, Creamer, Crowley,
Edwards, Kennedy, Murphy, Norron, Palmer,
Pierce, Thayer and Tweed?12.
Senator Campbell was excused from voting, and
Senators Genet and Hale, both Vanderbilt men. were
absent. Their votes could not have changed the result,
as a majority were in favor of the bill. Among
Jhe names recorded in the affirmative is that of Senator
Mattoon, who signed the majority report of the
Investigating committee adverse to the Erie Company.
The btll now goes to the House, which has been
impatiently watching every step of its progress In
the Senate. It is hazarding very little to say that no
one topic has for years created such an Intense excitement
as will the Erie bill In the Assembly. The
'great giants or the lobby will rally their armies in
two grand nosts ana flght each other at every step.
A determined, obstinate and bitter war Is at band,
wblch will defer the day of adjournment to week
after next Tbe Erie men have succeeded admirably
under the Bkllful direction of Jay Gould, who In this
respect has undone all the bungling work of John E.
bevelln and his coterie, who came here to Initiate the
first Erie campaign. Some Idea may be formed of
the rich placer which the "ring" are altout to work,
when It is known that the Erie men have already
spent over eight hnndred thousand dollars to accom
yuou wcu ^iui|nJBCS.
The bill to amend, consolidate and reduce to one
the various Tenement liouse acts now on the statute
book passed the House last nigtit by a very close
vote. It was pushed through by the Tnuitnanv "machinists"
In conjunction with the republican
minority. It will pass the Senate. A full synopsis of
It was given iu the Herald at the time oi iut introduction
In the Assembly.
An attempt was made to-day to advance out of Its
regular order the bill of Mr. Trainer, providing that
Broadway, In the city of New York, between Thirtyfourth
and Fifty-ninth streets, shall be widened to
the width of one hundred feet and straightened in
?be manner as follows:?The street Commissioner of
the oity of New York shall, within four mouth* after
the passage of this act, lay out that parr of Broadway,
and locate and establish the easterly
and westerly lines thereof, In such manner
that the street shall be of the width prescribed,
and also so as to straighten the
same wherever practicable; but no pari of either t lie
easterly or wester.y tine, as so located and estat>lished,
shall be more than one hundred feet from the
present line. The said Commissioner shall cause
triple certldoates to be made out and certified in such
manner as he shall direct, defining and describing
the said easterly and westerly Hues of that part of
Broadway as located and established by hlui; and
also triplicate maps to be made and certified
In the same manuer, shonlug the width, course
and boundaries of that part of Broadway as laid out
by him, and the distance of each corner of the Intersecting
Btreets irom eachmf the next two corners on
the same block of ground, and tile a ccrtlflcate and s
map In the office of the Street Commissioner, and
also In the office of the Register, each of which
certificates and maps shall be iinal and conclusive in
respect to the matters hereby required to be contained
therein. The said par* ofBroadwav, as laid
out by said Commissioner, shall be a pari of one of the
streets of the city of New Yo K, in like manner and
with the same etlect as if the same lied l>een so laid
out as a public street in the map or pian oi said city
by the commissioners appointed in and by the act
entitled "An act relative to improvements touching
***, out of streets aud roads lu the
'.P >ork and lor other purposes," passed
April 8, 1807; and an acts and pin ts of acts now in
force relative to widening, ia*ing nut f|i<A?hngt rcftu- ]
latlng, sewering, paving aud Improving streets
aud avenues in the said city shall upply to j
that part of Broadway as laid out under the provisions
of this act, so far as the same are applicable,
except as Is herein otherwise provided. If any part or
part* of that part 01 Broadway, us now ImIcI out, shall
not be included within the Hues of Broadway, as
located aud established, pursuant to the provisions
of this act, such part or parts shall bo c.osed, ami
the public use thereof shall be discontinued, and the
map or plan of the said city shall be changed accordingly.
The bill then provides for the details of the
work proposed by its enactment.
The bills relative to the ferries. Introduced by Mr.
L. D. Kleruau, from the Committee on Commerce
and Navigation, were passed last night, advantage
being takeu of the abse-ice of the "I.ittte objector,"
while the other obstacle was seduced luto Congress
Hall barroom, and thus temporarily ki pt out of the
way. Bpeaker nitchiuan leul all lil? assistance, Influence
and parliamentary sagacity to advance the
bill to tta Una: passage, if tne Mil b. comes a law
the travelling public will owe a large dent of gratitude
to hlui, to air. Klernan and 10 the ru-inis-m of
the committee.
The Governor thin morning signer! the bill prohibiting
gas companies throughout the State from ehargIng
rent on gas meters, and it la now a law.
The Mil for the construction of the Third street
Railroad passed the House last night. Tin route Is
given in tee hill as follows:?Commencing at the foot
of Grand street. East river, and thence inrough uiut
along Orand street, with a double or single track, to
Tompkins street; thence through and along Tompkins
street, with a single or double track, to Stanton
street: thence through and along Stanton street, with
a double or single track, to Muugin street; thence
through and along Mungln street, with a single
or double track, to Third street; thciioe through
and along Third street, with a single track, to and
across the Bowery, to Great Jones street: thence
through and along Great Jones street, with a single
or double track, to Broadway; and returning through
and along the Bowery, to Fourth street: thence
through and along Fourth street, with a single track,
to Mangln street, together with the necessary connections,
turnouts and switches, for the proper working
and accommodation of the road on said route or
Tkoy. April 18, lie*.
A fearful assassination of a member of the Capital
Police force of this district took place here at an early
hour this morning. The Capital Police district is so
organised as to Include in the ruth ward of the city
a Tillage heretofore known a* Alius?a point about
three miles ffotn the heart of the city. It was In this
village that at about four o'clock this morning a cttlw;n
named Vanderpool, in passing front his house
to a distant barn, discovered the lifeless body of patrolman
David Crandell lung upon the sidewalk
directly in front of the bouse of John Davis. He wns
discovered to have been sbof through the head,
and his death must have been instantaneous.
An alarm was immediately given to the
neighborhood, and his wife ami children
were brought to the scene. Au immediate Investigatlon
disclosed the tact that the store of M<'.\eal A
Pilling, In the vicinity 0f the mnrder, hsd been
broken into and an attempt made to enter the iron
safe, while the wagon shop of Mr. Morris had also
boon forcibly entered and ro*>t?e?l of some tool*, a
large number of false keys being found in tbr
street. The dead bod) of policeman i'randell was
found ab>*it two hundred feet from the-oore. lie
was last seen alive about hatf-pust one this morning,
wlicn he atoppxl on hla beat to converse with i?
party attached lo the e'abies of the Atbia horse railway,
paMing from which It In thought he discover*!
the preaeuce of burglar* in the afore above named,
and waa Inbuutanlv "hot down In ilie aumup lo
rapture them, It being believed that he recogniasd
the assassin, or assassins, ami ?#? in turn cscognlaed
by them. Another ttieory la that
the dead policeman reoouitoilered the store,
and seeing that there wore too many men
for hlrn to Tiaudle alone proceeded atealtliUy down
the atroet to procure assistance, wnen he waa shot
down by a concealed accompli*-* and picket of the
<"-oun<lrcki firing froui the opposite aide at the street.
Thla theory finds acme defence from the i tiara*.'er
-uud position of Craudell'a woun?la. Three pletoi
aiiote were distinctly heard about this time by several
I? r-rntia, but the facta were not Investigated at
the Unit- of the firing. The first shot lodged In a
building, whence It has been Mtocted; the aeoiud
grazed tne bridge of the nose of the d'e-ased. while
the third, and fatal, allot entered his forehead about
an Inch ovvr the noac, lodging In the brain. The assassins
of course at once fled, and only the morning
light revealed the terrible crime that had been committed.
Poltomen ( randell, the deceased, was a
brave inan, about forty years of ngv, and a' the time
of the occurrence wa? whollv unarmed, the coldness
of the night having induoed him to enter hla house
and change hla coat, leaving in* revolver in th* coat
lelt behind.
Uils morning the police authorities, headed bv
Superintendent Landou and an accomplished detective
(Mr. Kirk) arrested two men named Jones
! and McCooley, both of whom are notoriously bad
I men, upon suspicion of being connected with the
direful deed. Ed Junes has once stood his trial for
! imirdt r in this city, belnff acquitted of what is known
j In criminal annals here as the Shingle liotiow murI
der, some months since.
I Of course the greatest excitement prevails here,
: and it is tlruily believed that the arrested parties
were connected with the deed. The post moriein
examination reveuis the fact that the hall was hred
from a Colt's revolver. 1 am Informed by the police
i of the presence In town of a gang of New York burI
glare, of whom Superintendent Landou says tney
will not spare the pistol, kutfe or bludgeon, and
he therefore warns the community to be on guard.
Hbhisk the Scbnbs. By Elizabeth Keckley, formerly
a slave, but more recently a modiste and
friend to Mrs. Abraham Lincoln. Or, Thirty Years
a Hlave and Four Years In the White House. New
York: 0. W. Carletou A Co. 1868.
Mrs. Keckley is a colored woman who was born a
slave in Virginia about fifty years since, and having
mode her way from the plantation to be a sort of
court dressmaker in Washington during the war,
has deemed the contrast between the .two extremes
of her career sufficiently striking to make her
history worth writing. She has consequently written
it, or had it written, in a direct and natural
way, and has made a book that, without being
remarkubie for tiny particular excellence, is well
enough done not to be dnlL Doubtless those who
arc in the habit of seizing upon the smullest indications
of intelligence in the negro race as a sort
of capital for agitation will be ecstatic over this
volume and find it food for astonishmeut that a
colored woman should write at all.
Mrs. Keekley's early life in Virginia Is recounted
I with some minuteness and we have a detail of scenes
that point to the brutality and degradation of the
peculiar InRtitutiou, with the names of the persons
who beat the dusk; authoress In her early years with
cudgels, and the Information that the persona named
are still alive, so that they uiay know how they appear
In print. Elizabeth Keckley seems inferentlally
to have been a person of stubborn
will, as the savage punishments of which she
tells were all inflicted, by her own story, with
a view to bend this "will." It was, perhaps, for
the sake of condensing her narrative that she so
studiously omitted all the little collisions that preceded
the use of the cndgels. No person can rightly
sympathize with brutal punishment anywhere, aud
all, we hope, equally and earnestly rejoice that such
scenes are no longer a natural part of our social
order. Wc can see, also, what a -atl Taction it Is
that the former masters ol Mrs. Keckley should, even
at this lute day, be gibbeted in print lor their brutality.
But suppose every menial servant could thus
put before the world her own account of the cruelties
she had suffered at the hands of those she hated,
what satisfactory opinions we should be able to form
of our fellows!
Our authored wag brought up as a seamstress, and
found among Southern people, those who were willing
to advance Iter from mere good will, enough
money to bu.y her freedom; so she became free on
the faith of what she could do, and by dressmaking
subsequently earned the money. Iter positive will,
tticrciore, had excellent results when it worked in a
right direction. Becoming a dressmaker in Washington,
she was employed by Mrs. Jefferson Davis,
Mrs. Stephen Douglas, Mrs. Abraham Lincoln and
less frequently by the daughters of President Johnson.
whom the dusky artist evidently regards as
very poor "white trash," discharging them from her
pages In a few supercilious sentences.
The main Interest that this book will have for
the public will be ns It gives a.vlow of the* inner life
of Mr. Lincoln and tells of the career of Ids wife and
widow as seen by the colored dressmaker. Mrs.
Kocklcy is plainly put forth as the advocate of Mrs.
Lincoln; and the mluute account she gives of the recent
endeavor of that lady to sell her wardrobe will
Inspire an Inquiry whether the whole book was not
written for the sake of this chapter.
The following extract presents the toue In which
statesmen were sometimes discussed en families?
Often Mr. and Mrs. Lincoln discussed the relations
of CabiiifJ oiticerii uud n?otlemon prominent
lit polities Ad in* pretence. 1 soon learned that the
wire of the president had no love for Mr. Salmon P.
('base, at that time Secretary of the Treasury. She
was well vim o in minimi character, was somewhat
suspicious of those by whom she was surrounded,
and often her Judgment was correct. Her Intuition
about the sincerity of Individuals was inore accurate
then that 01 her hushaud. She looked beyond, and
road the reflection of action tu the future." Her hostility
to Mr. c hase was very bitter. She claimed that
he was a selfish politician Instead of a frtie patriot,
and warned Mr. Lincoln not to trust him too rar.
The daughter of the Secretary was quite a belle in
Washington, and Mrs. Lincoln, who was Jealous of
the popularity of others, had 110 desire to bnlkl np
her social position through political favor to her
lather. Miss Chase, now Mrs. Senator Sprague, was
a lovely woman, and was worthy of all the admiration
she received. Mr. Lincoln was more conldtng
llian his wife. He never suspected the fidelity of
those who claimed to l>? his friends. Honest to the
very core himself, and (rank as a child, he never
dreamed ot questioning the sincerity of others.
"father, t do wish that you woakf inquire a little
into the motives of Chase," said his wife oue day.
The President was lying carelessly unon a sofa,
holding a newspaper in his hands.' "Mother, yon
are too suspicious. I give you credit for sagacity,
but you arc disposed to niugntfy trifles. Chase Is a
patriot, and one of ray best friends."
"Yes, oue of your best friends Itecanse it is his
Interest to he so. He Is anything for Chase. If he
thought he could make anything ?>> It he would betray
you to-morrow."
"I fear that yon are prejudiced against the man,
mother. I know that you do uim Injustice."
"Mr. Liii' oln, you are either blind or will not we.
I am not the only oue that lias warned you against
"True. I receive letters dully from all parts of the
country telling me n<4 to trust Chase; but then these
letters are written by the political enemies of the
Secretary, and It wonld be unjust and foolish to pay
anv attention to them."
"Varv well, von will find out some dsv. If von live
long enough, that I have mad thr mnn romctly. I
only hot*1 that your eye* may not Ik* wpetN to the
truth when It la too late." The President. an jar a?
1 could Judge from hla conversation with tiU> wifr.
continued to confide In Mr. Chase to the tune or tus
traffic death.
Mm. Lincoln was especially severe on Mr. WlMiurn
II. .Seward, (Secretary of Mat*. She but ran ly )o?;
an opportunity to nay an unkind wortl of Utio.
one morning I went to Hie While House carlo r
than usual. Mr. Lincoln was sitting in a
chair reading a paper, siroklng with one hand Hie
dead of little Tad. 1 wan hinting a dreaa for Mt>.
Lincoln. A servant entered and handed the President
a letter Jnst brotiglit by a inee.senffer. He broke Unseal,
ami when tie hod road tne contents tile wife
"Whole the letter from, father*"
Seward: 1 ntuet go over and see him to-day."
"Howard ' 1 wieh you had nothing to do with that
inah. lie cannot, be truafed."
| "You ?#y th" same of Cbuse. Tf I listened to you t
tumid ?oon he without a Cabinet."
"Letter tie a Ithont It than toconflde In some of the
men 'hat you do. Heward I* worse than Chase. lie
hae no principle."
Mother, you arc mistaken: your prejtulh eeare an
violent that you do no* etnp to maoa Howard Is .in
able man, oiid the country aeurel) aa myself can trust
"Father, you are too honest for thie world ' Yon
eh'ui d have been born a saint. You will generally
ttnd it a safe rule to distrust a disappointed, atnbitlone
politician. 1' makes rne mad to see you alt still
and lei thai hypocrite. Howard. twine tou around tile
anger ae If too were a skein of thread."
"it is useless to orgni- the question, mother. Yon
cannot change my opinion."
Mrs. Lincoln pilded he self upon her ability
to read character. She was shrewd and far seeing,
.md hart no patience with tin- .'rank, confiding nature
of the Prevalent.
When Andrew .tohtisun wss urved for military Governor
of retituwao", Mia. i.tn- *tn hltterie opptired the
"He h a deniagogoe " she ??id. almost flereely,
"and 11 yon p'a< huu In power, ill'. Llnro.b. mark
iny winds. too win rue It some day."
ucMrsi McClellau, when made ComruaurteMnCidef.
was the idol of the soldiers, and uover was a
general rue* universally lir. "He i? M humbug.
remarked Mrs. l.irvcn one rtn* in rnv presence.
"Wnat makes von think so, in ithcrf" good natnredl.v
inquired the l're?l(hnt.
"Because lie talks so ntneii and does so little. If
I hitd the power I would tvrr stem bike o'f hlj begd
and put some energetic man m its bm e."
"But 1 icgard M.oiMiHn n< a pa.riot and 3n
able soldier. He hue twcti much rtn .arias-cd. The
troops are raw and the sn>>ortl<na'e oflP.ei*,' inclined
to be rebellious. There air too .nanr politictoaa lo
the army with should" r crap*. McCte'lan is coung
and popular, and I hey are ^tainus or hIra. They will
KIU hloi off If they can.
"MoO'.lan can mate plenty of excuse for himself,
therefore he oacds o<> advocate In you. If he would
only do something and not ptuniac so tnub
1 might leira to have a little nuth in him.
I tell you he is a hnmbng. end tou win bare to And
some man u< take his place, that Is, It jou wish to
y-nquer the Mouth."
Mrs. Lincoln could not tolmate Oneral Craot
"lie is a butcher." alto would often say. "and is not
fit to be at the head ot an army."
But he baa been Tory aueceeeful m the flem "
argued the President.
"Yen, be generally manages to olalB a Tlctory. bnt
auch a virnogy I He toaea two men to the
enemy's one. He has no Management, no reg.ird
for lire. If Hie war ahotild cotiM-vw fortr r?a s longc.
and he should remain In power, he would depopulate
the North. 1 could fight an amy as well myaelf.
According to bis t notice, toe re la nothing under the
heavens to do but to march a new line of meu up In
frout of the rebel breastworks to be atiot down as
fait as they take their position, and keep marching
until the enemy grows tired of the Blaugbter. Grant,
1 repeat, is an obstinate fool and a butcher."
"Well, mother, supposing that we give you command
of the army. No doubt you would do much
better than any general that has been tried." There
wan a twinkle In the eyes and a rln? oI irony in the
I have often heard Mrs. Lincoln nay that If Grant
should ever be elected President of the United rituies
she would desire to leave the country and remain
absent during his torin of office.
The reader may take the following as u fair example
of the atyle of the volume and its facts for whatever
they are worth:?
Mrs. Lincoln from her girlhood up had an ambition
to become the wife of a President. When a little
girl, as I was told by one of her sisters, she was disposed
to be a little noisy at times, and was selfwilled.
One day she was romping about the room,
making more noise than the nerves of her grandmother
could stand. The old ladv looked over her
spectacles, and said, in a commanding tone:?
"8tt down, Mary. Do be quiet, wnat on earth do
you suppose will become or you if you go on this
"Oh, I will be the wife of a President some day,"
carelessly answered the petted child.
Mrs. Lincoln, as Miss Mary Todd, was quite a
belle in Springfield, ill., and from all accounts
she was lond of flirting. She generally
managed to keep a half-dozen gentlemen biting
at t he hook that she bailed so temptingly for them.
The worid, i11 mistake not, are not aware that the
rivalry between Mr. Lincoln and Mr. Stephen A.
Douglas commenced over the hand of Miss Mary
Todd. The young lady was ambitious, and she
smiled more sweetly upon Mr. Douglas and Mr. Lin
coiii imtu mi.* 01 uci uuieiuuinirers, as uiey were
regarded as rising men. She played her part so well
that neither or the rivals for a long time could tell
who would win the day. Mr. Douglas flrat proposed
for her hand, and she discarded him. The young
man urged his suit boldly.
"Mary, you do not know what yon are refusing.
You have always had an ambition to liecomethe wile
of a President of the United States, l'ardon the
egotism, but I fear that in refusing my hand to-night
you have thrown aw ay your best chance to ever rule
in the Whlie House."
"1 do not understand yon, Mr. Douglas."
"Then 1 will speak more plainly. You know,
Mary, that I am ambitious, like yourself, and something
seems to whisper in m.v ear, 'You will lie President
some day.' Depend upon it I shall make a stubborn
ilgiit to win the proud position."
"You have my best wishes, Mr. Douglas; still, I
cannot consent 10 be your wife, i shall become Mrs.
President, or I am the victim of false prophets, but it
will not he as Mrs. Douglas."
I have this little cluipier in a romantic history
lrom the lips of Mrs. Lincoln herself.
At one of the recept ous at the White House,
shorty after the first inauguration, Mrs. Lincoln
joined in the proraeutuie witu Senator Douglas, lie
w as ho diug a bouquet that had been presented to
her, and as they moved along he said:?
"Mur.v, it reminds iue of old times to have you
lean upon my arm."
"You refer to the days of eur youth. I must do
you the credit, Mr. Douglas, to say that you were a
gallant MM."
"Not omy a beau, but a lover. Do you remember
cue nigtit our mr.auou was brought to an enu t"
"Distinctly. Vou now hoc mat. 1 was rigut. I am
Mrs. President, hut not Mrs. Douglas."
"True, you have naoM the goal before me, but I
do not despair. Mrs. Douglas?a notuer woman
does not live?If I am spared, may possibly succeed
you us Airs. President.
The May monthlies are nearly all out, and present
interesting budgets of light literature. The following
have been received:?Harpers' Monthly, l.ippincott's
Magazine. Atlantic Monthly, Northern Monthly,
Public Spirit, People's Magazine, Our Young Folks.
If we had entertained a lingering doubt as to the
backwardness of the season our ramble through
the Park yesterday would have effectually dispelled
it. The wind, fresh and nippy from the northwest,
swept gustily over the sward, lifting the dust in the
carringo ways and making spiral columns or it as it
eddied hither and tUiiUer. Auoa It would whistle
fiercely through the more robust of the evergreens
and then furrow the waters, which, a month ago,
were proof against everything that, was in the melting
mood, making them, in tiny, angry waves, play
at cross purposes with each other, to the evident
disgust of the royal swans that floated on their
crests. These, with sullen looks and ruffled feathers,
nought the shelter of the more northerly banks of
the lake, where the assent commences of that Intricate
region known as the K&iuble, but which'the
Commissioners, with a proper regard to nomenclature
and the Illness of things, should have enristened
the Labyrinth.
That fair goddess whom sylvan poets adore (Flora),
and who reigns undisputed queen of the kingdom of
flowers, appears exceedingly reluctant to "hold
court" this rear. Kven In trie most sheltered nooks
of her demesne of the Park we sought in vain for
nine evidence of floral vitality. The peony ami the
rhododendron rarely flower before May; but at this
season they certainly should begin to arrange their
toilet*. An for the lilac (syrlnga vulgmU), It seemed
to have forgot tenTliat It* liege expects it to do It*
duty. The Japanese Hplulra, the nine bark, the
fweet fern, the Persian lilac, the snowball tree,
lie crenatc-leaved deut/.IA, the chrysanthemum,
the sweet bay (the magnolia), the calico bush
(we omit the terride scientific names of these as
not pertinent to the occasion), gave but little evidence
of vitality. ThedeuUin and the clirysanthenuiti
were trying to dower, but we fear unless bore an
withdraws himself for a few days they will lamentably
fait. The lilies, those which grow near water,
the ash leaved uiaplo, the flower-de-luce (iris mmtwiaj/,
were endeavoring to qo their bail and we
[ think will succeed. The trumpet flower (trconui
gma<?wy t* yet asleep, i?ut, Iftc its sisters, win
awaken, when the clerk of the weather Is In the
mood, ceasiug to persist in asking the sweet smelling,
sensitive plants of the glude and the forest to
t loom In days suggestive of otstomIs and furs; aud
of these we saw as many, Including bearskin* and
bnfaio rol<es, la the hundreds of open and closed
carriages that whit led post us, as wt re agreeable to
the eye.
f?n the gentle slope*, ahrupi declivities und the
broad intervales the eye* of pedestrians (there were
few) oould rest with plea tin. The verdure was
deep and rleb, such as Is to tie found In iuort humhl
climates than ours?which, by the w iy, is too dry in
ordinary seasons lor tne gtowth of the more Inviting
of the emerald grasses. However, even at this season
a walk or ride in the I' trk cannot lad to l>e
agreeable and Instructive. (liven u few dsys of
pleassui weather?warm and calm?aud the trees
mid slirubiiery and plants of all kinds will spring
into life. Then tNNiflt| wui everywhere ntpMM
beauty of the. floral world? swee; nod tender snd
niagnlflceiit, fllliug the heart with thought* so holy
that words cannot pawn ilietu.
I There nre mnuy tboiisaiids of people m itrooklyn
! whose occupations during the wr? v will not penult
of their indulgence in a vldt to the new park, which
liaw now assumed such a shape in the advancement
of the plans and designs of the competent and experlcn'ctl
englueciw of the work as to reflect the
highest credit upon their skill in beautifying a location
which H naturally adapted for tlie purpose to
which it has been assigned?n j?la<e of re< reat-lon for
the people. Tlie working classes of Brooklyn have
lomr felt the want of <>utc aui h resort., whereat thee
could beguile, tu company with tlietr families, a few
hours on each Sunday or ho!clay, that city
la-tug heretofore deli' lent of such. Now, however.
after years of dellberat on. and three
years' labor In laying out and r-rnlatiug the
mound, winch has ben done * an expense
of alsint #4.000.000 to the city, rh? good fruit* of he
undertaking arc neglnnl ig to spring up and dally
become more and mure apparent. This fai I must
strike even the casual visitor at Prospect Pan..
I Though the shv wa? rarner oveleast, .aid ihe wind
: high sti'T soiuewhst s iggeatlve ol o.er?.naU and
I bouie comforts yestantai, st"l the 'empntJon 'o
I visit for the flvai time, w ..n miuii. the parli. wt> too
' grt-a- to lie ra-isted, a nut icon toe car# on the
FUUiush Avenue .m>I C ncy Isu.t t liadroad. leuiing
to the park, began to Ah with pet.mns bound lor the
I latter 11I.. C Men. ?* him o ch Mra? ?li v?ri'
I ??j tH' aoen eti oiling v T.(j tti* tirtdle pa. h* and
the borders <>f toe line n..ii,.ian>Urd nwl,
. which ia known ar "the drive," and wind*
i round tkmb|)i the g">p<"-< of Uie Valley Forge
bright* trom the grand uUr.a or eniiawr
at the mu m .'thm of Wndcrbtft huh! ri?thu?h avenue*
to the Couev Ikiaiid mad. The drive is not yet,
However, finished beyond Ninth *.:ee? There were
? grout number of verj handsome < arriaye and
M"if! faet hem* to be aoen there voatrrday afternoon,
bom private au<! hired vein ea. A beautiful
pmr of little ponii* atta'ied to a handtvir.i light
pnaeton. driven t>y a younr arty at a rapid *pced.
p.t<aie.1 ap anrt down ih" road ??ve*al time?, attracting
conndermhle attcntloo. The water art* were
kept going continually anrt did iteicb to add to the
comfort oT pe'oafrlans by keeping the dual under.
The f'arw pottce were prompt arrt rTcient In
Weeping the tmve off the gi-.*- and ont of
uitacb'.ef generally, and we?e obliging tn furnishing
information to *tiangire. The temporary!
obdervatorr wae crowied with persona.
w'io ohtamed a view from thatetand point ?orh a*
oaiiuot. tie equalled in any other place in th? park,
lied the daT bi-en clear atd line there would have
been a very large number of visitors, but even a* It
wan those who did avail themselves of the plnuoiht
everolao of a walk through 'he park, andlindulge as
f?> the benatlea of the place as laid out which are nol
i vet duvclopcd i? thee strolled along, went away well
1 aattatJc t wtfh the newly developed ornamrnt to their
The registry of viMtor* kept during the past week
i show that ttiare wore twenty thimssnd pedesti Ian*
, and two thousand carnage* at Prospect Park within
I fn* , ert -1.
Judge Blatchford sat on Saturday morning at eleven
o'clock to hear motions in bankruptcy. There were
seven cases on the calendar of involuntary bankrupts
for hearing, of which four were adjourned.
In the Matter of Charles A. Denny ana Others vs.
George S. Wicks ana Others.?The petitioners in this
ease aileired that the defendants bad committed acts
of bankruptcy. The defendants denied this allegation,
and on the case being called proof of service
was made. The defendants appeared and
demanded that the question of their alleged bankruptcy
should be decided by a Jury trial. The court
made an order to that eirect.
A similar order was made In the case of James A.
Low and others against Ueorge A. Wicks and others,
of the tlrm of Wicks, Joultlard.A Co.
Euclid Water/louse una others vs. Rufus Waterhouse
ana others.? Case dismissed.
Horace B. Ctajttn and others vs. Daniel ReUly.?
Case dismissed.
The New York Mall Steamship Company.
Coulllara vs. the New York Mail Steamship Company,?The
petitioner filed a petition against the
company, praying that they might be adjudicated
bankrupt. An order to show cause, returnable on
.Saturday, was obtutned. The compuny appeared by
their attorney, Mr. A. L. Brown, who was heard on
their behalf. The court held that no sufficient cause
had been shown why the company should not he adjudicated
bankrupt, and made an order of adjudication
accordingly, the order to be entered wnenever
the creditor wishes. A similar order was entered In
the case of the Merchants' Mutual Insurance Company,
of Baltimore, vs. the New York Mall Steamship
In the Matter qf Oast are Zermlch.?The petitioner
had obtained from the District Court an order staying
certain action pending against him in the State
Court. Counsel now appeared on behalf of the party
proceeding against the petition in the State Court,
and moved that the stay of proceedings in question
sUould be set aside. Alter hearing some argument
the court directed a reforence with the view of ascertaining
what the facts really are.
DV1U1C OUllirgUbU XUU&Cli
The following mentioned wills were admitted to
probate during tlie past week:?William A. B. Clement,
William Speucer, Henry liar tang, Henry Tice,
Joseph Calm, B. L. Kip, Robert Watson, John W.
Wilson, JaneTeresa MeDonougli, John P. Batchelder,
John Ulslioofer, George Doilfel, James L. O'Conner.
Letters of aduiinlstiation were granted on estates of
Susan Hyland, Theodore Hvpher, Herman Pebltng,
Moses Ciceman, George D. iloirmau, Joan F. Cornwell,
Margaret Davey, Jacob FleUohman. Marv A.
Hills, Bridget Catchy, Phlllpine liausch, Martin
Tne following named persons were appointed
guardians, viz:?Charles F. btappaul, guardian of
Maria and William Harnett; Ellen Lieunn, ol Beujain.n
8. and William E. Wells; Catharine Freisch, of
Jacob, Matilda and Louis Denzel; jo.in Black, of Joseph
C? Minnie Adele, George Eddy, James B. and
Charles M. Black. ______
SUURKME COURT?circuit NOS. 1070, 11T1, 1175,
793, 283, 826, 600, 776, 810, 1103, 3904, 713, 285, 303, 731,
717, 631, 073, 1185, 025.
Suukkior Coukt?Trial Term?Part 1.?Nos.
3775, 3628, 3047, 4031, 3407, 371, 3771, 3801, 3633, 3833,
8838, 3837, 8691, 3796, 3>47. Part 2 Nos. 3354, 3800.
3714, 3848, 3612, 1774, 3688, 3942, 3944, 3946, 3948, 397,2,
3956, 3742, 3920.
Marink Court?Trial Term.?Nos. 890, 762, OOfi,
619, 760, 61)8, 704, 863, 868, 881, 780, 865%, 651, 616, 700,
804, 654, 016, 917, 018, 919, 020, 921, 922, 923.
United States District Court?In Admiralty.?
nos. 48, 42, 63, 67. 79, 68, 71.
(Ienekal Sessions.?The following is the calendar
of cases to be taken up thin morning, John H.
hacked, Recorder, presiding, A as la taut District Attorney
(!, 8. Bedford prosecuting for the people:?
Tne People vs. Adelaide Weaver, grand larceny; John
Jones, grand larceny; Charles J. Einmett, grand larceny;
Jobu McCunn anil John Hart, grand larceny:
Wni. Clark and David Carnie, grand larceny; David
Carnie, Jus. Caddie and Win. Clark, grand larceny;
August Kenan, petit larceny; Wm. H. Bennett and
Mary A. Dennett, petit larceny from the person;
Margaret McMahon, receiving stolen goods; John
Dauinlch, receiving stolen goods; Frank Oliver, rewiving
stolen goods ; Edgar Williams, forgery;
Josepn Wood, assault and battery; Edgar S. Allien,
laise pretences; biglamund Harunsteui, false pretences.
Gkkkkal Chant.?General Grunt and fern left the
Metropolitan Hotel last evening for Washington. Ho
was present at the morning services yesterday held
at Plymouth Church, Brooklyn. On his return to
his rooms he received a number of personal and
political rrieuils, with whom he conversed lor some
time on topics of general as well us of particular Interest.
MKTROiioiiOaiCAL.?During the last week we have
lieen kindly favored with a small apportionment
of spring weat her, but bo unsettled and changeable
that It Is Impossible to say what the next twelve
hours may bring forth. The highest range of the
barometer showed that at seven A. M. or the 14th the
ma*Iniuru of SO.4?l degrees was reached; the minimum
at seven A. M, on the l'2th was 29.turj degrees;
weak mean, uo.ljfl. The thermometer on the morning
of the 17th. at seven A. M. reached Its maximum
of 04.70; the minimum at lour A. M. of the lath was
24; week mean, 46.00. There was snow on the lath,
which continued for V ur hours and twenty-live
minutes. Hnin on the 14th, 15th and 16th, duration,
nineteen hours anil twenty-eight minutes. Tn?
polar lights were seen on the lath, from eight until
ten P. M. There was thunder on the lflth, accouipa
nied with very muii ugutning.
Studies iv op* Pubmc Schools An adjourned
meet lug of the vice principals of the male grammar
schools of this city was held on Friday afte moou at
school No. .16, in Thirteenth street, near Sixth avenue.
The committee appointed at the previous meeting
presented a report, consisting of resolutions to
be considered as instructions to the delegates who
are to represent the vice principals before the
Hoard of Kducntlon on the 27th Instant. The report
was accepted and dlscus-od. Tho following were
KmoItciI. That the (tadles rumprlned In the hlghent three
prft.lsa miulre too mnrh tabor from both teacher* and poplin.
Konolved, That this cicuaalv* labor arises In most part from
" reviews" of previous ersdas, Iminfliiltn outlines, and a want
of proper sprortlonment of studios In the tirades.
Kesolvod. thai tbs abolition of corporal punishment will be
prejudicial to the best Interests of the schools.
Messrs. Hugh. Carlisle and Kennard were then
elected by ballot to represent the vice principals and
support the preceding resolutions before the Uoard
of Education. On motion a committee was appointed
to report a plan of permanent organisation. Messrs.
Duffy, llcndrlckson and Carlisle went appointed as
such committee.
llbioN Home and 8c*oot~?This excellent charity,
which has done and ts doing no much for the education
and care of the children of thone who feu In
defence ?>f the unity of the States, is not, it unfortunately
happens, without Its domestic troubles.
The officers, it would appear, distrust each other,
and even grave charge* are matte against the Treasurer
of the Home. Mary M. Voorhtee. by "Mrs.
Daly (the Preside*!). Mrs. Horsier and Mrs. Hoyl."
. mm ladle* have published a report of tliclr financial
transactions without consulting their Treasurer;
and the President, hy a trie*, ps the Treasurer
ai eg?'s, got possession of a chock for iiart
of the money realized by the "fair ami festival."
Mrs. Voorhios is very direct in her exprees>..u?,
and In turn ha* published a copy of her
"Treasurer's Hook,"' which the footiitgs of. unless
the lvli'-x minted above can disprove them, will
p;<xe thetu in an awkwrtt'i position before the ?ubi
m liter* to the llniae and the public generally.
' nrrrxiuftpmicil Jociitt.?On Saturday evening
a special met lug of Mil* society was held for
I the purpose of receiving a report from Mr. Tronp,
i woo hsd been delegated to proceed to Albany
to have the printing contract for the employment of
j Mrenn-flve otovlot* in Sing sing annulled. Mr.
I Cl aries Taylor presided. Mr. Tronp stated
i that the bill against; Uie proposed schenio
j tool passed the Assembly by a majority of fortyi
ft.'ir vo'es: thst all the mrmber* from this city had
v< ted In *he aitli niative. and that the matter was now
pending iadore theiseiiaie for It* final determination.
At*r some discussion Mr. Tronp was empowered
to return to Albany in his cana* d j of delegate of the
ao< lety. and to stop a' aing King on his way to ascertain
the true state of affairs, lie wss likewise
authorised to remain at Albany if necessarv until
the bill, if passed by the Kenate. was signed by the
Governor. The meeting then adjourned.
COLLMt or rnM'trr or N*w Yona.?The annivf
'snry ol the PUrettocosmis^ Society of the Colli go
of K? w York was hold at the Academy of'Music on
Ft day evening, and was largely attended. Dr. Webster.
President of the College; the Faculty, Menerals
Karnhain and De Pereter, Colonels Farmer and Ballard.
and Jack eon 8. Khnlta oc< npled seats on the
platform. The exercises constated of orations by
an dor graduate member* of tha ao< lety, and music
by Use SsveoMi Regtuient band. Uoneral H. E Trent
si ti delivered the honorary addrate. and made eioipieu'
allusions to the members of the society who
had given ihen servicui toward crusolng the rebellion.
DsriRTt t.g or ^riairewirs ow Katthdat.?Kl*
s'eatunhlpe for Humpc left this port on Saturday. Tho
Pennsylvania, of the National lino, had is cabin and
#(> steerage passengers and fM.ooo In specie; the Kt.
i ban rent, for France, Un cabin passengers. 1mltig
i the largest number of first clan.' paeeengfrs by any
evushlp fmt? New Toek tht* vear. and |79.i,?im lit
specie; the OUy of Parle, of the Inmaa line, M cable
and 160 steerage passengers and $116,000 In specie;
the Cuba, of the Cunard line, 12 flint olaas passengers,
and $100,000 In specie; the Htbernia, of the Anchor
line, 30 cabin and 83 steerage passengers. Numerous
coastwise vessels for all parts of the American continent
also sailed on Saturday.
Death kbom a Stab Wound.?An Inquest will be
held to-day at the New York Hospital by Coroner
Schirmer over the remains of Nicholas Miller, a
sailor, whose death was the result of a scalp wound
HUHtatued on Sunday night, 12th inat., during a row
in the saloon of Johu Kelly, at No. 0 Catharine slip,
uu already reported In the Herald. The Fourth
ward police arrealed John Kelly, William Gordon,
Henry Barry, Conatantlne Adaina, August Felix and
John Roman at the time of the disturbance, and they
were subsequently admitted to ball by Justice Dowllug
to await the result of the Injuries sustained by
Miller. Since then August Felix has absconded by
shipping on board an outward bound vessel. The
coroner caused the accused to be arraigned liefore
him yesterday, and he recommitted theiu to the
Tombs to await the result of the inquest.
C'uild Smothered.?Coroner Schlrmer was yesterday
notified to hold au inquest at 411 East Seventeenth
street, over the remains of Anne McGulre,
aged two months, whose death was the result or
being overwrapped In bed by her mother.
Fatal Railroad Accident At half-past lour
o'clock yesterday morning James Berry, one of the
flagmen on the Harlem Railroad, discovered the body
of Charies'McCue lying in the cut at Ninety-fourth
street and Pourth avenue. It appeara that the deceased
resided on the corner or Eighty-fifth street
and Fourth avenue, and was lust seen alive in the
liquor saloon on the corner of Eighty-sixth street,
about midnight of Saturday. It Is supposed that he
walked over the embankment and fell with such
force on the track as to be stunned, and was subsequently
run over by a passing train. An Inquest
will be held to-day.
Thi Buckley Homicide Case Coroner Keeuan
held an Inquest on Saturday at Bellevue Hospital over
the body of Thomas Buckley, a sailor, who was
stabbed on the 26th ult. by Patrick Darcey, a shipmate,
during a drunken quarrel. The only evidence
in the case was the admission of the prisoner, and
the jury rendered a verdict against him. The Coroner
held him to await the action of the Grand Jury.
Rescued prom Drowning.?On Saturday night
about half-past ten o'clock a man named Wm. Taylor
was taken from a plank floating down the Bast river
by a Hunter's Point ferryboat. He says that he belonged
to the sloop Celerity, bound from Haverstraw
with a load of bricks, which was sunk during the
evening in Hell Gate. lie was about three hours on
the plank when rescued. There were three other
men on the sloop at the time she was sinking, w*o
saved themselves by swimming ashore.
Work op the Police.?The following are the
police arrests for the past week:?Saturday, April 11,
263; Sunday, April 12, 118; Monday, April 12, 206;
Tuesday, April 14, 211; Wednesday, April 16, 178;
Thursday, April 16, 176; Friday, April 17, 233. Total,
New Tammany Hall.?On Satturday, by order of
the committee, preparations were made by Messrs.
Fischer Hrothors for casting the colossal figure of
the Indian chief to be placed in front of this new
The Masonic School and Asylum Fund.?Lientenant
Governor Stewart L. Woodford will deliver a
lecture on Crete und the Cretans, at Steinway Hall,
on Thursday evening:, April 33, for the beneflt of this
institution. In addition to the lecture th; Seventh
regiment band will perform some of tlraiulia's best
Assist(Nd at a Doo Fight.?Officer Richard Boleman
appeared Itefore Judge Dowllng yesterday at the
Tombs and deposed that about eleven o'clock on Saturday
night he visited the premises 273 Water street,
kept and maintained by Christopher Keyburn, alias
"Kit Burns," an a liquor store; that when he obtained
an entrance into the premises he discovered
two dogs fighting In a pit In the rear of said premises
and a number of persons present witnessing the
same, but as soon as they saw him they made their
escape. He, however, arrested Keyburn and Charles
Barry on a charge of violating the laws against dog
fighting and cruelty to aulmals. On this charge the
magistrate held both of the accused for trial at the
Special Sessions, they giving bail for their appearance
in the sum of $300 each.
Youthful Burglars.?Four vonng men, giving
their names as John Gtldersleevc, Albert Stone, Lewis
Vanderberg and Arthur McMuller, were yesterday
brought before Justice Lodwlth, at the YorkvlUe
Police Court, on a charge of burglary, prepared
by Mr. John Dovolle, No. 640 Eighth ayunue. FThe
house of the coinptatuunt was broKen Into and a
quantity of carpets, bed clothing aDd ladles' undergarments
stolen anil found in possession of the
accused. The prisoners were fully committed to
Latino in Tobacco Before Judge Sliandley, at
the Essex Market Polioe Court, a man, giving his
name as Thomas Clarkson, was brought up yesterday
on a charge of breaking Into the tobacco store of
Jacob Kosenhalr, 226 Bowery, and stealing seventy
pounds of tobacco. On the accused were found a portion
of the tobacco and some skeleton keys. He was
committed for trial in default of bail.
Till Thieves.?Michael Kelly and Charles Comralsky,
two boys, about twelve years old, on Saturday
afternoon managed to rob the money drawer of
Mrs. Elizabeth Onrley, who keeps a store In Third
avenue, near Thirty-second street. They were subsequently
arrested, and yesterday were taken before
Judge I.edwith, at the YorkvUle Police Court, and
committed for trial.
An Express Waoon Affair.?Peter Trgntman, of
No. 04 West Twenty-ninth street, appeared before
Justine Dodge at the Jefferson Market Police Court,
yesterday, an?l entered a complaint against a man
named Patrick Doran, whom be charged with defrauding
1dm out of two express wagons of the value
of $400. It is charged that the accused called on
complainant and represented to him that he wanted
to buy the wagons in question, and offered In payment
for the saute two promissory notes for the
amount, and even invited Mr. Trautuian down town
to show him a quantity of stock of some kind by
which he Intended to secure to complainant the psyment
of the money. The complainant did not think
very highly of the security and refused to enter into
any terms for the disposal of the wagons, when, it la
aPuged, the accused went to the wife of complainant
and by making certain representations he obtained
possession of the property. Though the complaint
was made only yesterdav morning Sergeant Burden,
of the Jefferson Market Court aquad, had the prisoner
before the court adjourned, and Justice Lkxlge committed
him for fitrtuer examination.
A Stabbino Arm at A colored man, who glees
his name as William Hedden, was arrested and
brought before Justice Dodge yesterday on the charge
of having stabbed another man, also of the colored
persuasion, who answered to the name of smith H.
Johnson. The injuries were inflicted about the bead
and the weapon used was an ic? pick. The magistrate
hold the accused to answer the charge preferred
against him.
Fklonioi s Assault.?Thomas Collins, of 43$ West
Thirty-eighth street, Appeared In court yesterday
morning, his lace bearing the marks of a severe
assault, which had been committed upon him, as he
surges, by a man named Thomas Grace. The complainant's
face wits cut in a most dreadful manner.
Justice Dodge, on hearing the complaint, committed
Grace to await the result of the Injuries Inflicted.
riiticK raids.?uauis ny toe pouce were numerous
last Saturday night, and m a consequence Jetfereon
Market Court war filled yesterday morning
with spectators, who would have boon better at
chun-h, and "friends," bo called* who wore drawn
thither to gratify their idle curiosity or to com in iterate
by glan- es or other* lee. with the unfortunates who
wre arraigned tiefore the preaidlng magistrate,
Judge Itodge. sergeant Burden rande a descent on
27 oreenc street, and arrested about twenty males
ami females all of whom were In court. The houses
320 West Thlrty-siit.h street and 221 Went Thirtieth
street were also pulled, and the prisoners were also
brough' up to the ?-ar. The principals of these
est ablishments were compelled to find bsll to answer
or were committed in default.
Bistaxb in tub Ncmbbb.?The account of the
robbery report#) in the city papers on Saturday
stated the number as No. IH (ireenwlch street- It,
should nave ben No. Vj as set forth In the sdldavlt
in the rate-.
.mtbnptsd Spicidk Thomas Burnett attempted
to commit suicide yesterday morning by jumping
ovcrltoard at the foot of ftackett street, South Brooklyn.
Officer Rrannlgnn. of the Forty-third p rennet,
with the assistance of some citisens. rescued the nohappv
man and took lilm to lila residence, No. sou
Columbia street.
Tnn Us* ok rug BatoN.?Officer MeGltmis, of the
Forty-third precinct, arrested n man named David
O'Brien on Saturday night, in Pacific street, for
drunkenness and disorderly conduct. While on the
way to the station house the prisoner turned opon
the officer and assaulted him In such a desperate
manner that be won compelled to draw his bnton and
use It freely. The result was that O'Brien was not
only subdued, but severely injured. He had one
ugiy rut on bis forehead, and had to be sent to (he
oovBKNM^vr RnimrTB FhoM WBISKIY CONFIScations.-/-rom
the 1st of October, 1MT, to Jsnuary
1. lsea, *4io,ooo gallons of distilled spirits were
seised "by the revenoe offloort in Brooklyn
and Confiscated to the goremraent, upon
ine Investigation before the United States
Court, Butorn district. Th? total ?monnt accruing
froui the aale of Illicit spinta *?ia $187.194.
Thorn If a largo aurplu yet to be sold. $115,062 1$
has been path Into the Treasury, which was Uie
balance left after paying the expenses of the court
M4 Informera1 rewards. Eighteen thousand gallons,
seized since Jauuarj 1. have he<*n rrmiiemneil. and
thirteen hundred gallons are no v under seizure.
There la a considerable quantity of property, suchas.
stills and appurtenanoea, not yet disposed ot
Conviction on a Countiknkiteh. John B
Adatte, one of the gang who wan arrested at Htaten
Island about three months since on a charge of
counterfeiting the United States currency, was convicted
tu the United States Court on hat unlay and remanded
for sentence. Ills confederates, liavcq Ulrlcli
and Cochard, have been convicted during the
present term.
Caittre op a Desperate braolar?At an early
hour yesterday morulng, omcer Hopping, of the Korty-slxth
precinct, found the door of the grocery store
of George Valkomraer, 8b Johusou street, K. D., open,
and on looking In saw a man behind the counter, to
to whom lie remarked that It was time
the place was closed. The inmate responded
that he would close up Immediately, und approached
the door as If he Intended to do so, which threw the
officer off his guard, and the lellow ran past him
into the street and tic-J at a furious gait. The officer
Immediately started In pursuit, calling upon the
fugitive to halt, but tils calls being disregarded he
fired five shots from bis revolver at rum wuuoui
effect, and ttie chose continued until the fugitive
reached Leonard street, when he encountered oilloer
Bangster, who knocked htm known with tils locust
He was then conveyed to the Biagg streot station
house by both officers, where he gave his name as
Franklin Jones, twenty-six years of age. und his
residence smith street, Brooklyn. On being arraigned
before Justice waiter yesterday, he pleaded
guilty to the charge of burglary, and was committed
to the Ravmond street jail to aw ait trial at the
Court of Sessions.
Kings County Surrogate Court.?The wills of
Freelove Vunderwater and Catherine L. Seoly were
proved In the Surrogate's Court last week. Letters of
administration were granted on the estates of Krunola
V. Russell, George F. Lewis, Patrick MciUuskey.
Mary J. Myers, Amelia Sealer and Isaac B. Reed, all
of Brooklyn. The letters of guardianship were an
follows:?Eliza L. Bartlett to Homer L. Barilett, of
Flatbusb; of Clifford A. Smith to William J. Bcdeti;
of Susie Raymond and Sarah J. Raymond to Anson
M. Stratton, and of George B. Gray to William M.
Gray, all of Brooklyn.
SHori.iFTiNG.?George Callahan was arrosted by
officer Underwood, of the Forty-first precinot, on
Saturday night, on a charge of attempting to steal
a coat valued at fib from the clothing store ef 1.
Brown, 160 Fulton street. The accused was
observed to take the coat, as alleged, by IL Brown,
one of the clerks, who followed him and caused Ms
arrest. When searched at the station house, a plaid
woollen shawl was found in his possession, which it
is supposed he had stolen. He was locked up to
await examination.
Heaped to the Memory of the Beceaeed hp
the Citizens of Brooklyn.
The fnncrai of ex-Mayor Halt, the first Mayer of
Brooklyn?who for fifty years past lias been identified
with the growth and prosperity of that city?was
made the occasion of general demonstration ef
respect by t he citizens. Long berore the hour-appointed
for the ceremonies to commence?half-past
two o'clock yesterday afternoon?a large concourae
of people had congregated In front of the late residence
of the deceased, No. il Livingston street, and
sought to gain admission to tlie house. Bo rapid
was the increase in numbers that when the sorvicea
commenced there could not have been loss than six
thousand persons on the block extending around into
Court street. Tiie remains were encased In a handsome
rosewood coffin, the plate on which bare
the Inscription, "George Hall, born Beptemt>er 11,
1706; died April 16, 1868." The Rev. IL M. Galiaher,
of the Nassau street Baptist, church, officiated, and opened
the services by reading a portion of the eleventh
chapterof St, John,beginning at the twenty-fifth vorae,
"1 am the resurrection, and the life," Ac. Romarfcs
were made by the Kev. Henry W. Boecher, who, standing
on the door steps, addressed trie assemblage for
about fifteen initiates in the most eulogist ic terms on
the Impressive occasion which brought them together
to pay the last tribute of respect to their lamented
fellow citizen. Upon the conclusion of the services
many were permitted to take a final look upon the
countenance of the deceased.. Among those present
were an ine memoem ui mic uiiuuiuu wmuwii ??w
hearts of the city departments, Mayor Kalbflolsch,
ex-Mayor Samuel Booth, Mayor John T. Hoffman, of
New York; Police Commissioner Acton, Superintendent
John. A. Kennedy, Inspector Polk,
Judges Gilbert, Lott, Troy, Thompson, District
Attorney Morris, and several other prominent
members of the judiciary. The pall Itearere were
ex-Mavors Conklln Brush. Cyrus P. Smith, Samuel
Smith,' Francis B. Stryker, Samuel Booth, Kdwarrt
A. Lambert, Allred M. Wood, and Dr. J. S. Thome,
President of the Board of Education. in accordance
with the wishes of the family there was no public
parade; but Nassau Division, No. l, and Neptune Division,
No. 3. together with the Temperance Cadets,
formed the line on Court a'roet and saluted the remains
as the hearse passed. The Exempt Fire Association
were also drawn up on the route of the funeral
cortege and paid the honor of a salute. The remains
were Interred in Greenwood Cemetery. The
hells were tolled end the ilags floated at half mast
from all the public buildings.
The funeral of General Oerrlt n. Striker, a brief
review of whose life was published in the Rbkalpmi
the morning subsequent to the day of his death, took
place on Saturday atternoon from.his late residence
on the Striker estate, bordering on Striker's Bay.
North river, and near to Fifty-third street. General
Striker was among the last or the old Knickerbockers,
with all of whom he was Intimately acquainted, and
with many related by consanguineous ties. Representatives
from the few families yet remaining of toe
gentle race which a century since ruled the Island of
Manhattan and were the lords of its soil were in the
cor,<5ge, as also were many citizens and nearly all
the communicants of Dr. Button's church, of which
fiDi'MaiiPil was a mauthor far tnitriv vou.ru
Oue of the oldest members la this city of the society
of Friends, popularly called Quakers, George tinderhill,
aged seventy, was gathered to his fathers mi
Saturday afternoon. The fuueral services, plain,
solemn and simple, were conducted after the manner
of the (Irnominatton of which deceased had been n
life-long member, at his late residence, 1;?6 Kaat
Thirty-fllth street. George Underbill was among our
older and most respected merchants.
Willi.um Aiken, of Newton, Mass., a patient at the
lunatic asylum In Worcester, while walking oat
with his atteudnnt on Saturday morning, broke away
from him and threw himself under a passing freight
train and was Instantly killed.
The steamer St. Patrick, lying on the Arkansas
shore, opposite Memphis, was burned on Saturday
morning to the water's edge. Her machinery wan
saved in a damaged condition. The tire was doubtless
the work of an Incendiary. The boat wan
owned by Mike Pyne, of Memphis, and was valued at
$86,000. She was insured at Howe's agency, la St.
Louis, for $211,000.
The building in Chicago known as North Market
Hall was destroyed by flro on Halurday morulas.
Krsinan A Portman occupied the upper door as a billiard
manufactory. Their lose Is about |1\ooo: Insured.
The building was owned by the city. Loan
$6,000, partly Insured.
A Are In Belleville, Canada, on Saturday morning
destroyed eight small stores. Loss $30,000.
The Burgern bridge across the Walloonesac river,
on the Trov and Burl burton Railroad, near Kir! and.
Vt., ni entirely destroyed by Dm on Saturday after-,
noon, tho* temporarily bicakiug (tic connection reoently
made between the Troy and Boston and iha
Bennington and Rutland Railroad*.
The Mississippi steamer Honors'. rainier war* nearly
destroyed hv lire at .st. Louis Friday night. The tuna
1* estimated at glft.ooo. Injured for giu.noo in the
Firemen"* and Hoatmon'* National otllce, Cincinnati.
The ateanier Rallnttn sunk on Thursday above
Omaha. She la a total Io?, but the amount I* not
The *hip Albert (ih'bittn wa? rtrudt by lightning
and burned in the lower bay at Mobile on Friday
morning she had on board 3,10f< bale* of cotton,
which were destroyed. The loss la nearly half a
million dollar*. The ergo was principally Insured
In Liverpool. After oil hopes or saving me vessel
had been abandoned she was scuttled and the hull
rank In three fathom* of water. The British bark
Tolls Was burned in Mobile bay on Saturday, with
l.'jv* bales of cotton on board.
Mr. H. Randolph, editor of the Tu* aloosn (Ala.)
Monitor, recently nart a dlrtlenlty with a negro In
Tuscaloosa county, In which he cnt the hegta with a
knife. Mr. Randolph, learning that lit* arrest had
been ordered by the military, wont at once to Montgomery.
reaching there on Fridav night, when ha
Immediately rtporiad to General Btiepnerd. He was
told to report on Saturday morning at ten o'clock
whioli he did. Henerul Hlcspheid then informed him
that be maal ??e committed to the military prison
wlthont the beneBt of ball. GotienU shepherd ftartiter
remarked that In all case* of mllltarv arrenha
the parties would be committed to a military prison,
there to remain until discharged by a military eomaiiitsion.
Mr. Rnndn'ph was premised a -pecdv in
vmitigation by military commission.
Hollywood, one of the feather weight prise fighters,
was again taksn before Judg" Murdoch, in Cincta.hall,
on Haturdsy. and upon bis promise to leave the
Prate and not engage in the prise fight the bill was
reduced to | ..oon. which ho procured, and was set at
liberty. Keating, tne opponent of UoUy wooo, wwm
brought before the court in Mio after noon, and ?#
pmntcntlng attorney atawd tliat he had additional
evidence that the parties Intended to light. Tha
Judge axed Keating* baU at lio^oo, w hi oh he cejald
aot give, and he to etui to tall. Hto on** will ooma
np and on Uoadav,

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