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THE conn. ONtTEO STATES CQWIWSSIQWERS' COURT. tto *Jl?rnal lie venue Investigation?A RefiWur Row end Blnckley Demoralized?He Hays He "Will Come to New York Again"? Probable Collapse ot the Case. Before Commissioner Quitman. The United Stales vs. Commissioner Rollins, Deputy Commissioner Harland and Deputy Collectors Smith and ifapperfv.?This case, In which the defendants are charged with conspiracy to defraud the United States government through the Internal revenue tax on whiskey, was resumed yesterday at noon, Mr. Blnckley and United States District Attorney Courtney appearing for the prosecution and Mr. Sedgwick and Mr. White for the defence. The time appointed for the examination was twelve o'clock, but at that time Mr. Sedgwick was the only person officially Interested who was present. By and by Mr. Blnckley lounged In, looking uncomfortable aud wearing a sort of sangfroid. He sat down and stroked ills beard with his hand, at a quarter past twelve all the coun' sel were nut present. Aud It was remarked that It seemed as If there was "a hitch" somewhere. Shortly afterwards the presiding Commissioner entered and took his seat, and then District Attorney Courtney appeared, but, singularly enough, did not take Ids seat at the same table with Mr. Bmckley, his associate. At the opening of the court Mr. Blnckley rose and stated that he was sutrerlng under some embarrassment in tlie case owing to the fact that as yet no definite plan upon which the prosecution was to be conducted lmd been agreed upon between himself and the Cnued btaies District Attorney. 'J'he interests to tho government involved In the case were very great, and he desired that the. basis upon which the case was to bo conducted should be fixed. For that purpose It was to a great extent necessary that he should have tiie opportunity t o < oinniunicate or confer wii It his superiors at Washington, and lie therefore asked that the further examination oi witnessed be adjourned unlU the lctli inst. Ex-Judge White, counsel for the defendants, then arose and stated that he was surprised at the revelations made tiy the gentleman in regard to his relations -with the prosecuting offlcer; but it was one of those unfortunate events whl.'h could not always be anticipated. For biiuself he did not propose to consent to any adjournment, and if Mr. Binkley wauted any braius furnished to him there were plenty ot professional men In the city who could furnish them. Ills (Mr. White's) clients wero charged with very grave offences, and it was his duty* In their behalf and in the Interest of Justice, to demand that this trial should go on to a tlnal determination or that tiie parties accused should be discharged. This gentleman had only just returned from Washington, and the reason of this opposition to ids motion was obvious, lie no doubt had his headquarters somewhere, where he could have drawn up his affidavits and prepared himself lor the prosecution of the case, as lie huh tune to do; but instead of that he suddenly surprises the whole community with those terrible revelations, lie therefore protested against any adjournment, and asked that the case be allowed to go on and be finished. Commissioner liuttman?Ts this difference between yourself, Mr, liincklev, and the District Attorney such as to materially interfere with the adequate prosecution of the interests of the government f Mr. Hinckley (obsequiously)?In my oplniOD, sir, respectfully, it is. Mr. Sedgwick hero rose and said he had been instructed to appear here for Deputy Internal Revenue Commissioner liariand, for the reason that tiie witness Mclleury had testilled to certain tilings concerning Mr. Harland for which Mr. Harlaud intends to hold him responsible. Tiie witness, in ottior words, had committed, as the defence alleged, perjury, and he would be proceeded against on such a charge. The case throughout was without foundation, and it had been avowed, in the first Place, tiiat Mr. liincklcy never had any belief of his being able to convict these parties or provo tho charges made against them of any criminal offence. It was originated merely to effect other objects, of which Mr. Hinckley was aware, and to bring odium upon some of the parties charged; and his object now in asking this delay was merely to Dut off and delay t ho case bo that lus ol?Ject, which was simply one of scandal, iuixlit have time to take due effect. A more Hybrid, mongrel and contemptible charge, without Turin and without substance, never came under his (Mr. Sedgwick's) observation, lie was willing, In charity, to believe that the gentleman's knowledge of the law was sufficient to convince him of his wrong and that the only other motive then could bo to create scandal. At tlrst it was claimed that ilr. Hinckley had no authority to conduct prosecutions for tho United States, aud that fact was communicated to the Secretary of the Treasury, who Instructed the District Attorney that under the act of 1780 the laws of tho United States made him llio reSwinslblc prosecuting officer In this matter. If Mr. ourtney afterwards associated Mr. Hinckley with blin that might alter the case somewhat, but tho responsible and only individually competent officer In the case was the District Attorney. Now we have subordinate counsel In the case getting up here and saying that "there was a difference of opinion between him and the District Attorney" in regard to the case, and that he wanted that difference of opinion reterred to some superior authority. They had had all the time they wanted, and now to ask an i adjournment of eight days was something lu viola-' tion of justice and the rights of these defendants. Mr. Blnckley here rose and said?The counsel had been pleased to speculate on what ho considered were the motives which Induced Ulm (tilnckloy) to make this motion, and he had said it was rather to dednce scandal upon evldonce which wns in Itsc:' a scandal in a proceeding the title of which was on record before this, a competent tribunal. . Hut It seemed to him that It woe monstrously scandalous for the gentleman to make such an argument. Now he (Blnckley) bad not spoken for the press or for the public ear so far in anything he had doue. At the proper time, If he thought the case and the public Justice required it, he would state what his object k was, the way he was opposed In this thing, by whom he was opposed aud tor what motives. For the present it must be obvious to every person within tho sound of his voice that he had been laboring under very great obstacles lu all he had done, lie must say he could ?nt nrnei?#?(l with that, rirnnrletv with which thft caso should bo brought up. In a case now on record in this court tlio gentleman (Mr. Sedgwick) couieB lu now and announces himself as counsel for one of tho parties. The gentleman then goes on to say openly that he Is going to Institute another action against another party, who is a witness In tho oase. He asked the Court now If that statement couldibear any other construction than that of sn attempt to tutiniidate a witness. He (Mr. Hinckley) came hero as an oiiicer of tho government, and found evldcnco accessible, and many persons who conlJ give testimony regarding tho matter, all of them, or nearly all of thcin, very respectable and responsible. When he camo here ho had decided upon his duty as between him.,elf, his country and his Cod, and del trained to do that duly without fear, whatever tho consequences. Hut ho found no friend within reach of his voico and many who were ready to embarrass him. Hut. It would not avail; he defied everything that Now York could offer against hltn. Appal him 1 Ho could not be Hppalled wliu he knew ho was right, and he wanted that heard. At ttie opening of the case lie had stood up In this court to prosecute and assist as whs his duty when he was suffering rrom illness and cramps, and In the midst of It counsel had teased hint and annoyed him and cast upon lilm aspersions which he could hanliy bear. Hut ail that was incapable of frustrating him in the purpose for which ho came here. On Ills personal responsibility ami on his honor as a professions! man ho said there was a dltfervnoe of opinion between the counsel for the government and himself, and he thought that difference would materially impede the Interest of the government In enforcing Justice. It was his duty to bring t.ds before Ins Honor and to serve the governmeut of tho t'mted Stales so far as he might speak on the subject. Commissioner Outtman?1 would like to hear what the District Altoruey has to say about this dtucrcatie of opinion. District Attorney Court net, rising?I hare sat patiently by so as to allow my former associate to say whnt he had to say, and believing that he has now said all, It Is due, I think, lu him and to myself to make soma comments. (Sarcastically.) This distinguished gentleman came on from Washington?as I have been informed within a day or two?some two weeks ago, and without even the courtesy of Informing nit or any member of my ofllce o( what he was doing, obtained amdavlts of his own motion and caused them to be issued for the arrest of certain parties, aome of whom nrn now hefiim lha (lnnr? A it., ?).<>? was done, for the flrst time I wan asked by htm to take port in the Investigation. I waived the discourtesy. I waived It on account of the magnitude of the question* Involved la that liiveetlgatlon. I went Into ft with all my power and with the assistance of all the memitcrs of my department, In tho endeavor to ferret out the charges, whatever they were. I found It like drawing eyeteeth out of thla gentleman to aeoerialn what line or conduct waato bo adopted, what pursued, what testimony could l>e procured, what evidence he had obtained, and upon what basis or theory be Intended to proaecute this case. I found that he had a sort of rambling idea that tho Southern district of New York had Jurisdiction all over the United state*; that for wtfenccs perpetrated agalust the government In Rlclnhond, In Pennsylvania, in Ohio, In Texas, or anywhere in the country, in fact, that yonr Honor had Jurisdiction over all these frauda. I told him very candidly that we had no Jurisdiction over each matters; that the jurisdiction of thla court was for the detection and puniahment of frauds committed here or committed somewhere else after being planned or perfocted here. lie gave tne the name* of some parties from whom he expected to obtain testimony, among othera the name of Mr. McHeury here. When I went to Mr. Mcllenry to have a conversation with him In regard to the matter he told me that a* an honorable man he could not go on tho witness stand as a witness against Murray, because Murray had confided to him fad* upon his promise of protection. Finding thl* difficult* I took lum Into my private office ami he reiterated these statements hero, and we then found for the first time what the J since of the case en Its merits ?m. Now, if yonr lonor please. I now repudiate Mr. fllmkh ' sod *I that so iar as i am cuncun.d nc sn.ili uvl open NEW TOR] Dis raonin ior aiimncr instant in this case. He Is here a mere interloper, received into m.v oiilce with kindness and courtesy, and froin the insulting treatment I have received from him manhood, self-respect and common decency require me to have nothing further to do with him. He Is here on my sufferance, by my permission and no other. I telegraphed to his superior officer at Washington yesterday as follows:? Naw Yobk, Sept 8, 1888. Hon. J. HCBCT Abhton, Acting Attorney General Pereonal relatione with Solicitor of Internal Revenue are euch that I eaanot act with him any longer In the prosecution of the caea of E. A. Rollins et al. You will oblige me very much by designating some person to act In such prosecution. My manhood and self-respect forbid any further association with lilui. The case is set down for to morrow at twelve M. SAMUEL 0. COURTNEY, United States Attorney. Mr. Courtney, resuming?I will now read to the court the reply to that message:? Washington, d. o., dept. 8,1888. To 8. O. ComtTNST, Esq., I nlted States District Attorney Your telegram received. The act of September M, 1789, Imposes upon you the dig? of prosecuting in your district all delluqusnts far crimes and offences cognizable under the laws of the United States. The conduct of the prosecution against the parties charged In your district with conspiring with Mr. K. A. Rollins devolved therefore by law on ynu, and this office cannot relieve you from the duty. Mr. Blnckley bas not been omployed by the Attorney General, nor, so far as this office Is apprised, by any head of department to assist you In this case. He participates in the prosecution, therefore, by your suiTerauce. Any pretension tbat be bas a right to represent the United States rx ufl in, as solicitor In the Intornal Revenue office, seems to me to be without warraut of precedent or law. J. HUHLY ABHTQjf, Acting Attorney General. Mr. Courtney (resuming)?That man has been here on ray sufferance. That sufferance I now withdraw from this instant. 1 cannot, with any regard for niv manhood?my self-respect could not permit me?to have anything further lo do with this man. I found him Insulting and overbearing, and after all the Insult, and worse than that, that has been heaped upon nie by this man; I telegraphed to my superior onicer, and that telegraphic despatch is tho answer; and tho Court will see by looking at the whole matter that the reason 1 give for coming to this conclusion Is correct. I am willing to receive aid and assistance in the case from anybody who will aid mo in good faith; but, your Honor, I cannot?even though official decapitation stand3 la view, as lias been threatened me bv this distingushod Individual?I cannot have n.j ...i.e....,.., 1JIJ v 11.11 ?1|J um^ini by this individual. 1 am hero to prosecute this ca.se, and 1 Intend, by the blessing of God, to finish It and get through with it lattlirully; but I am uot here and do not Intend to bo used for the purpose of aspersing or injuring the character of any guiltless person, however high or however low his position in life may be. I am not hero to submit testimony obtained?for what purposo I will not now saybut obtained through the channel of thieves, perjurers and villains. It la within the memory or all here present, as it, In fact, only occurr ed a few days ago, where a public official, through the same means and in the same wa.v, by going beforo a commissioner aud procuring affidavits of that description, a high public official was dragged beforo the court to answer charges thus preferred ngainst him. Then It was found that the parties who had made these affidavits had done so ror the paltry sum of flftceu dollars apiece. Thoso individuals are now within the custody of the law, and at the next term of the court will bo placed In a position where they will be punished for and have time to reflect upon their crime. Having said this njuch I submit to whatevcrdisposltion of Mils motion your Honor inay think fit, but will state that I am ready to proceed with it at once. The case depends mainly upon tho testimony of Gopp, who has been subpeenaed and w ill be hero, or will be brought here In a few moments, and then of Mr. ilclleniy, who is now present. Mr. Hinckley now vacated his chair for the purJiose of addressing flic Court, wheu Judge White obected to his being allowed to speak at all, and Blnckley retorted "i'ou had better object." Mr. White here requested the Commissioner to direct that the case be proceeded with, unless the District Attorney had concluded to withdraw It; aud asked District Attorney Courtney if lie intended to prosecute it or expected to prove any of the charges. Hie District Attorney replied that he expected to do so by the testimony of Gopp. Commissioner Cuttman said that In view of the Importance of the case ho thought the interests of the government would be best subserved by an adjournment, more especially as there seemed to be a difference uelwecn the two law officials of the government. Mr. Sedgwick called the Commissioner's attention to the fact that there were not " two law officials" of tho government present, as It had been shown by the telegraphic despatch that Mr. Dlnckiey had no right to appear in tho cose, except upon the sufferance of the District Attorney. That permission tho District Attorney would not give, and Mr. Blnckley was therefore without any standing in court. Mr. Sedgwick desired, therefore, that the examination be proceeded with as a matter of justice to the parties who had been charged and who were now under the imputation of crime, aud as the District Attorney was ready. The Commissioner thought that, viewing the gravity of the case, an adjournment would be advisable under the existing circumstances. Mr. White again addressed the court, asking that ntn WKH UC JlUk VU CARUIIIUIUVU, HUU IT 1IVU uv uuu resumed his seat Mr. Hinckley rose to say something, but Mr. White again took the floor and said, "If U please your Honor, I object to this man saying anything.here. He Is only an Interloper.'* Mr. Hinckley (with blandness in his tones)?The gentleman need not fear, I do not mean to tell anything on him just now. Mr. White (not so blandly, bnt inclining rather to the irate)?I defy you and ail your gang (thumping his list on tho table). Mr. Blnckley had not resumed his seat and attempted again to address the court, but Mr. tiedgwick Interposed an objection. Mr. Blnckley asked that the court would define his status In this proceeding, but the court evidently thought he ought to have understood his position by this time and did not wish to hurt his reelings; so Mr. Hinckley's status was not defined. . The Commissioner said be would hear what Mr. Blnckley had to say as an amicus curitx. Mr. Blnckley said that he would stato that In his opinion, according to the best belief and knowledge he could form, there was abundant evidence to sustain all the charges before the court now, and a great deal more was known to the District Attorney?the names of tho witnesses, where they lived and how to get thein Into court. The District Attorney, however, had read a despatch from the Acting Attorney General or tho united Slates. That was a surprise to him and only showed tho greater necessity of having the merits of the matter brought before the heads of the government. He know not. however^ upon what representations bv the District Attorney tliat reply was given. He (Blnckley) had come here only to do his duty, and he had done It against all the difficulties he had met. He had struggled with all his might against thern (tliuiupl.'g the table wiili his knuckles); he had ' fought the good fight," and bis record was clear. It was in no way Injured, and when It came to that he would sit down, but irlghtencd he never would be. lie then took his seat, and the District Attorney rose to make a remark. Mr. Blnckley came up again like a bolt and "wonld like to know what the District Attorney" The District Attorney "declined to answer any Impertinent question*.'' Hinckley requested the Court to "take notice of hoi hn ilo/ilitmu V a ml The District Attorney proceeded to say that for every witness whom Mr. Hinckley had named a anbno na had l>ccn Issued and the most of U?o purtns nnd attended; those who had not could easily be found and compelled to attend. Whether this case should bo conclu led to-day or to-morrow or to-morrow week he proposed to go on with it now and fltilsh It at some time or another. Mr. Itlnrkiey?win the Court piense decide my "tutus in this proceeding? The gentleman vaid In a previous examination that I was his superior In charge of this cu-c and It was so In the newspapers. Mr. Courtney?l should be very sorry to announce to the public tho gentleman as my superior, morally, Intellectually or any other way. Mr. Hinckley?'Ihen perhaps Mr. Courtney?Am 1 to be interrupted In tht* way t (Hinckiey sat down.) What I sahl was that the hoeretary or tho Treasury was my superior officer and 1 should conduct the case under lils Instructions. I am ready now and want to go on with the caso as far as possible. Mr. Hinckley (rising)?I ask tho Court to he good en< ugh to decide this point for mo as to my gtauuing herein court, as It. may be important to nm. Commissioner Guttman?I think the duty and reeponslntllty of conducting criminal prosecutions for the government In this district devolves upon the District Attorney except In cases of suffcraace or special enactments to that Hinckley (rising, taking his hat and cane from tho table, putting on the hat and turning toward tho door)?1 receive the decision of the conrt with tho greatest rcsp ct. (Turning to look back when near the door) I win appear again in .>ew i ore. He paused from the court room and the audience, counsel, wltneaaea, everybody burst Into laughter. A brief dlsruselon ensued an to the question of adjournment, the IMstrict Attorney stating he was ready but would not Insist on going on, and the defendants' counsel objecting. The Court Anally decided to adjourn the case temporarily, releas'ng ex-Collector Smith's surety from his recogblzauce and discharging Mr. Smith on his own recognizance to appear. Mr. Smith was the only person at the time held. Alleged Case of Mtnbblng at flea. Before Commissioner Osbora. William Edwards, charged with stabbing In the hand Captain Ware, of the ship Nellie Ware, the particulars of which appeared in yesterday's hskald, Was discharged from custody. The Alleged Pest Ofltee ReUerles. Beverly Clarke, on# of the parties charged with having conspired to defraud the United (nates by causing a lees quantity of articles to be delivered to the various Tost unices than was enumerated tn the requisitions, and having the bills for the run amounts audited and paid, was brought up before Commissioner Oaborn yesterday morning, when, upon appllcanon of counsel, the hall was reduced from tio.ooo to fft.ooo. The examination is set down for hatarrlay morning next. SUPREME COURT?CHAMBERS. The "Mcrchnnts* Union Express Csnpasy lt?kh?ry?A lVrit mt ITahens Corpus la the Case mf >fnrtln ]>f<<vrd Par. lirioi o i Man f iritoen Tbccarcof the rin i < ry 01 the Men bants' Uifon Ex S. ITERALD, THURSDAY, S press Company, which was committed In the month of May last, the fall particulars of which appeared at ttye time In the Ubkald, came op in the Supreme Court, Chambers, yesterday morning. It will be remembered that a large amount of bonds entrusted to the company for transportation was stolen from the company's safe on board the Hudson Hirer train, and that subsequently suspicion fell upon George H. Martin, who fled to Canada. The authorities here procured a warrant for his apprehension, which was Issued from the Court of Uenerul Sessions and signed by Recorder Hockett. A requisition was then obtained from Secretary Seward, directed to Lord Monck, the Governor General of Canada, who Issued his mandate for the arrest of Martin. The particulars of the arrest of Martin and bther parties In Canada suspected of being his confederates were also published In the llKKAi.n in full. Martin, after examination in the Canadian courts, was surrendered to the United States authorities on a criminal process. On his way to this city In the oustody of the proper officer be was intercepted by the Sheriff of Cayuga county and arrested by htm under a civil process taken out by the express company, who, it appears, has abandoned the criminal prosecution. The case came up yesterday morning on the return of a writ of habeas corpus served on the Sheriff of Cayuga county to produce the body of Martin In court. It was argued by counsel for tho company that Martin was held under a civil process Issued by a Court of competent Jurisdiction. W. II. Howe, for Martin, contended that it was a breach of faltli with the Canadian government to claim tho surrender of a person suspected of an offence within tho treaty for the surrender of fugitives 011 a criminal process and the moment he conies within the jurisdiction of tho United States to have him arrested under a civil process procured in connection with the alleged original offence. The Court ordered the case to stand over for a week, testimony to be taken in the meantime. COURT OF COMRHON PLEAS-SPECIAL TERM. The Telxgraiibins "J-'loiulrw Pm" ).ili(ailan> lie lore Judge Barrett. ntaacn vs. Litt e.?This ca.se, Involving disputes about patents for submarine telegraphy, was again called up. The motion was to vacate an Injunction which had been granted restraining the delendant from ail Interference vwih a patent for a "Uoattng pen." Application was made by the plaintiff's counsel for an adjournment, upon* the ground that ifr. Beward (who had been retained as counsel for the plaintiff) had not returned ft mi Europe. Edwin Jauics, counsel for defendant, opposed the application. Tho injunction restrained hLs client from negotiating for tie sale of the patent, which was of great s alue and was being tented 011 submarine lines in this country and In England. The Court granted a postponement until Wednesday next, the ca?e to bo heard peremptorily. CCU3T CALENDAR?THIS DAY. supreme COURT?CnAMIlKRS.?Nop. 88, 54, 64, 71, 73, 80, 87, 89, 123, 125, 132, 1 48. MAHINB COt'KT?TllIAI. TEnit?Nos. 65, CO, 67, OS, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, S4, 83, 86, 87, SS, 89, 90, 91. CITY EVTELLitlimCE. Tnt? Weather "Yesteupay.?Tire following record will show tUe changes In the temperature during the past twenty-four hours, the indications given by tho thermometer at Iluduut's pharmacy, 218 Broadway, IIekai.d Building:? 8 A. M 04 8 P. M 70 6 A. M 65 6 i\ M 70 9 A. M.. 72 9 P. M 76 12 M 74 12 P. M 74 Average temperature 72 Average for Tuesday 69 Haki.em Buidue.?Tlie new Harlem Bridge Is being painted a light drab color, rendering it much more attractive In uppearance. Excursion of tiie Ciiurcu of the Transfiguration.?The excursion of the members of tho Rcgnan Catholic Church of thp Transfiguration, which had been postponed in conseqnonce of the unfavorable condition of the weather, will positively take place to-day. The scene of the reunion of the congregation will be Jones' Wood. Si.igiit Fire?About half-past one o'clock yesterday a Arc occurred on the first floor of 296 Cherry sireei., occupied oy 11. Lnvcnnassc as a uiBiiucry. it was extinguished with trifling damage. tne Cattle Pibbase.?It was unofficially reported to the Board of Ilealth, yesterday that a herd of nineteen cattle had arrived exhibiting some signs of disease, and so ordered to quarantine. Mf.etino ok Newsdealers.?A regular meeting of the Newsdealers' Union was held last evening at 76 Pine street, Mr. H. C. Murphy presiding. A report was read from the committee that visited Boston to confer with the publishers, giving a very flattering statement of the reception they received and of the co-opcratton offered by all the retail dealers of New England towards tho objects of their union. I tne New Yoke Trade Sale op Books.?The annual fail trade sale of books, stereotype plates and stationery, by auotion, will begin to-day at tho new rooms In Clinton Hall, continuing dally In the order of the catalogue. The sales are to commence at nine o'clock in the morning of each day. The first cattD logue comprises nearly|flve hundred closely printed Jiagcs, so that some Idea may be gathered from this act of the extensive character of the sale. An Engine Without Kcbi..?The Scientific American of this week gives an account of experiments now In progress by Captain Ericsson Id the construction of a solar engine to be driven by air heated by the direct action of the sun's rays, which makes three hundred revointlons per minute without tho consumption of any fuel whatever. The inventor asserts that before the closo of the present season bread will be baked from flour ground by fho new motor. John Allen.?It Is understood that John Allen, now that he lias (being part of the programme of the missionaries of Dover Btrcet) been "converted," is about to start on a lecturing torn and exhibit himself as the "Wickedest Man in New York." Johnny, as the "converted and saved," and his Bohemian friends of the Church and the press will mako money out of the specula!Ion: for who that has not scon tho keeper of a Water street bagnio would hesitate to give a quarter of a dollar to look at and hear him talk. Properly managed Johnny and his coadjutors could before tho 1st or January pick up (he suug little fortune of floo,Ojo before tho curiosity of tho people was satiated. Suicide.?About half past or,o o'clock yesterday afternoon Cerard Van Kliff, a tailor, sixty years of age, born tn ficrmany and residing on the top floor of the tenement house No. 275 Mulberry street, committed su:c' ' > by shooting himself through tho bend with a ptst- 1 was seated in the privy in the rear of I at the tline of the commission of the and v\ i s tuito dead when discovered, the ball having entered through the b it temple, the pistol,pi co.uuiou uncle barreled weapon, burnt from the force of the dls' liurgo, being found on Hie floor near him. Ho leaves a wife and one child. The Coroner was notified to hold an inquest. Funeral ok Henry c. Lton.?The remains of Ifcnry C. Lyon, the particulars of whose untimely death are still fresh in the recollections of the readers, of tho Herald, were yesterday consigned to the'r last resting place. The funeral servioo at the residence, No. 102 West Fiftieth street, was attended by a largo number of Wends and relatives. After an eloquent and impressive sermon hail been delivered the choir In attendance sang a solemn dirge, and the mourners filed In melancholy procession thronirh* the chamber of woo to take a last lingt ring look at the oohl form of the friend who had Ik-cii so sudden) v nntchcd from their midst. The features were but little changed, and the shade of death was lightened by that singular smile which 1* lnvuriably frozen upon the lips of those who die from shot'wounds. A lnrge cortege followed the remains to Greenwood Cemetery, where the interment took place. Is a Critical Condition.?Kohert Fleming, a very respectable appearing young colored man, recently employed on board the steamer city of llartford, is now lying In an extremely critical condition on the top floor of premises 11 Lanrens street, from the effects of violence alleged to have liecn Inflicted upon him on the 3lst ult., in Peck Blip, near Nouth street, by a man named Edward Russell. It seems that Fleming had a difficulty with some of the men on board the steamer, and In his efforts to escapo from them Russell, whom he had never s<ou before, struck htm on the back of the head with a stick of cordwood, four feet In length, knocking him to the pavement in a state of insensibility. Fleming was Immediately removed to his residence, where he lias since t>een and still remains under the doctor's care. From tho effects of the violence Fleming has lost the power of speech and Is partially paralyzed, so that he is unable to sit up or move. Alter the assault Russell was arrested by officer Speight, of the Second precinct, and committed to the Tombs, but subsequently released on bail, lie has been rearrested and held to await tho result of his victim's injuries. Coroner FJyun has been notified of Fleming's condition. amort Casi altiks.?A| man named Patrick ColHns, residing at No. 313 Pearl street, while pasaing through Maiden lane, was accidentally run over In Pearl street yesterday, sustaining alight Injuries, by a wagon driven and owned by II. Btortn, of No. 133 West Forty-seventh street. James Hnlilvsn, three yean of age, residing In the rear of No. 3S Cherry street, was cut In the cheek by s bundle of wood which fell from the shoulder of William Kirk while he was carrying the same. Daniel Sullivan, a laborer, residing at No. 40 Hamilton street, was taken to Bellevue Hospital yesterday with a broken leg. Attain Wagner, thirty-Ave rears of age. residing at No. 1S1 Pcholes aired, Krooklyn, K. R.was thrown from his wagon In avenue C, near second street, testrniwy fpreaoon, in consequence of tbe axle ; breaking, and I tad Ms leg broken.-He was taken home by ctilei r I sue. of (lie Rleveuiti precinct. " l iable leluoc, six v .us of ago. m.<i;ng st No. 314 EPTEMBER 10, 1868.-TRI Mott street, was run over at the corner of Crosby and Bleecker streets, Tuesday morning, by a light carriage driven by A, Ockerahauseu, or No. 13 Rose street, lie was token to the Central offloe lor surgical attention an I afterwards token home. Mrs. Hose McManus, of No. 618 Ftfleenth street, broke her arm Tuesday night by falling down stairs. She was taken to St. Luke's Hospital. POLICE LYTELLIOEME. ARRB9T op Burglars.?At an early honr yesterday morning otllcer MeKeowu, of the Twenty-iirst precinct, when trying the doors on his post, discovered that the side door of the store 401 Third avenue had been broken open. On going Inside he saw a tnan, who auitsequcntly gave nls name as llenry Wiley, of 218Chrystie street, endeavoring ti get out of the window Into the back yard, whence he might get to the street, but before he could reach the latter the otllcer arrested lilin. On searching him burglars' tools were found In his possession, together with cigars and tobacco, which were subsequently identified. Boarding House Theft.?Jacob Schnabel, Christopher Wiebler, llennard Gross, Edward Otto and William Wirth, all Germans of youthful appearance, living at the hoarding honse, No. 137 Pitt street, appeared before Justice Led with at the Jefferson Market Police Court yesterday, charging Henry Milier, also of the same nationality, who bad been a fellowboarder with theiu, of breaking open their respective trunks on Monday lasi while they were absent, and stealing therefrom coats, pants aitd vests to the value of $lu'j. The clothes wore subsequently found at various pawn shops by officer Funning, who had arrest"d Miller on their complaint. The accused admitted the theft, whereupon he was committed t > answer the charge at the Court of General Sessions, without bail. Tfib Drowning or a Bi.ackwf.i.l's Island of Black well's Islan<l, arrested on suspicion of having been instrumental in the late drowning of JamesNoonan, a keeper on the Island, after an examination before Judge Kelly, of Die Fourth District JPatioeCourt, halt been discharged. only twov.it uesHiis aere examined, Mrs. Cody nud Person, living t the foot of Seventy-ninth street, East river, n will be remembered tlmt Glllllhin and Noonan left tills place about two o'clock in iho morning to return to tile island, having come over in quest of some escaped convicts. Mrs, Cody and hef son testified that botn wore perfectly sober when they left her house. Oihiilun stated that utter leaving the shore Noonan told hiui there was a bo.,t coming, and, on turning around to look, that lie lost his oar and ask il Noonan to catch it, which toe latter attempted to do, and in iloing so upset the boat, precipitating botli Into the water. They called for help, winch brought Mrs. Coilv to their a sistauce, but too lato to rescue Noonan, who was drowned, while ho was nearly unconscious when taken out of the water. This is undoubtedly a true statement of the case. Itoth men as far as known were on the most amicable terms. The body of Noonan lias not yet been recovered. BUBGLART AND noseEHY IN CANAT, STREET? Breaking Oct ok a Store.?Late in the afternoon of the 2d lust., somo thelvea entered the store of Messrs. Wagner, Schneider A Co., 185 Canal street, unobserved and secreted themselves in tho upper part of the premises, where they remained till all was quiet. Late at night tho thieves secured silk reps, valued at 11,500, and opening mo frontdoor with the key, which was left in tho olllce, escaped with their plunder. Missing the goods the following morning, the firm offered a reward of $500 for their return. Nothing was heard of the stolen property till yesterday morning, when Captain (iarland and officer Martinot, of tho Fourteenth precinct, received information that the reps in question were in possession of George Dutsch & Solomun 11. Goodman, doing business us partners at 422 Fourth avenue. Officer Martinot accordingly visited the premises of Messrs. Dutsch & Goodman, and in In a hull bedroom on the fourth floor found all iho goods stolen from tho Canal street llrm. Mr. Dutsch said lie obtained the goods from a man signing his name as "Captain Jenckes," to whom tie advanced $400, and was unaware they had been stolen till seeing them advertised In the licit vi.u yesterday morning, when ho called opon Mr. Julius Slroliclm, a member of the victimized firm, and claimed the reward ($500) which had been offered. Mr. Dulscli and Ills part when Mr. Strolieirii preferred a charge of burglary against them, from the fact that the good* were found In their possession. The defendants, who Clunu to be Innocent of any guilty intent In the matter, weie held for an examination before Justice lioguu. POLICE TRIALS. The cms of Juatlre Ilognn ?. Ofllrer Join Humblin, of the Fourth Precinct. The board of 1'olice met yesterday lor the trial o complaints against police ofllcerB. The cases wer uil of minor Importance except that of ofllcer Join llambltn, of the Fourth precinct, arraigned on i charge of grossly improper conduct and bearing to wards Justice llogan, tho merits of which hav< already been to some extont discussed In print, this proceeding having originated In the published report in th? police news columns of the dally papers of the strange behavior of the officer at tho time referred to. now the subject of complaint. The following are *nc spccHlcaUoiis presented to the board for examination:? otlabok?grosbi.t imi'bofrb conduct. 1. In thli Hint aahl John ilamblln, while before' Juallce lb gai . St the Flrat bialrlct Police Court, demeaned hlmrctf 1n an Improper manner by word and action, and refused to ftve proper annwer to uuealluue propounded to blm by aaid J oat Ice-all of which In the court room of (aid court and on the afternoon of Friday, Auguat It. 2. In ttda that aald llambltn entered into newapapnr contruyeray without the conaenl ol' the Commiaaionera or of the Superintendent by the publication tn the Nkw York 11 i'.ralo of Sunday, Anguat IS, of an adrertlaeoient algned "Officer JotiD IlKinbtln, Fourth precinet," In diaregard of (taueral Order No. 4SS, prohibiting merubcra of tlie rorco correapondIng with any peraon on police builneaa without pcrmlaaluB from the Superintendent Brat had. The following Is tho advertisement above referred to:? To tub emms or titr Nrw York IIkrai.d:? Slit- With reference to the article in your luatia of yeiterday entitled "A Singular Pollre Officer" 1 wlrh to elate that I behaved both civil and fsepcctful towarda Ju.tice llogan; but baring received Information lending to the arreat of a burglar, from a aource peculiar to dplectlrea, 1 deemed It Impolitic to give Mr. Juailce Hocan a dime novel account of the Manner I received my Infoiillation, thinking it euf!k'ieiit thai 1 could aubatnntlate the chargra afalr.at the prlaon-r to hold hlui i and aa to having been once a, acatnd for grand larceny I atamp that to be a mallclou* falaeliood and for wheh asacrtlon 1 Intend bringing an a> lion agalnat Mr. Justice llogan, whero he may prove In open court, If he can, what he has to wantonly pub daliod. KcapfcU'nUy, Officer JOHN HAMiiLIN, Fourth precinct. Justice Hogan testified?Officer Hay, of tho Twi uty-si.'Vuuth precinct, brottglit a prisoner beforo inc, whom the otiicer said he lui'l arrested on a charge of burglary, committed at No. ?7 Cortlandt street, upon information tarnished him by officer llHiiihlln, of the Pour It precinct; I asked him if ho had any enm< n e a ;s dm the man on which to mate it cuiiipdiint, and lie told rue he h id noi; that llamblin lui l a'i the evidence; he wanted mc to hold tin- prisoner until Ilaiublln would come, but this I refused to do, tind to d liltii to take hint l?t< k to the station i i.iw.. nnd when he had any t-videnco of die inau's guilt to bring hlra back and I would take his corn 11 nut: 1 was afterwards Informed that ho liad 'akon liiin aivay; on the afternoon of Friday, ttio 14th ulo, Ihiinbltu cumo to court nud I asked hltn what v.*as in ttnrt case; ho said he could, not tell me; I wanted to know why lie arrested the* man, anu he replied it would be worth a man's lire to give that Informal ion; 1 told him that would not do. I most have the cvldcnee upon which he caused the man's arrest; he replied that I wanted to make trouble; I told hltn I did not, tliut If I did there ana complaint against hitn for grand iarr tuy. Ilutnbllu tin n respond'd, "This li a put up job; you nmy act all the evidence you i nn against this man, you cannot net any from me." Justice llogau further tcstllied in regard to a previous case otiiecr lUtnbiln had belore linn, where ho arrested some partioa on a charge of stealing cotton, and acted, to use tne mildest term, In n very trilling way, railing to procure I lie evidence he promised to obtain on which to hold thcin. ottieer TTay. of the Twenty-seventh precinct, being ended, corroborated the portions of the above testimony of Justice llofran referring to hltn, stating thut lie made the am at ut llamblln's reipiest, for burglary: that lie required llumniin to take the nnaoner to tfic Fourth precinct station house, but I'npUlnThomesent him imrk to tno Twenty wvtati; tliat he himself had no evidence against the accused, tut relied on Hambllti to nulistantlatc the charge. Ilumblln being called on for his defence made a whining appeal to the ronrt that he had no one to speak lor bhn; that this had been going on for somo 1 lure; he was very sick and never expected to sco a wed day again; tie had engaged counsel to be here, but he had uot come. Two hours was gtven htm to go and look f<>r his counsel, at tho end of which time he returned alone and asked leave to put Ills answer In writing and time to prepare it. both reaueats were grunted, Monday next being fixed for the further hearing or tire easo. C01iENOMlE_ CONDUCT. A heartless eviction, somewhat after the fashion so familiar to the Irish peasantry, with the difference ot the police being In this Instance on the side of the weak, is reported as attempted on the retain from the Fourteenth precinct yesterday morning, as follows:?^Thomas F. Kearney, residing at No. 137 Baxter street, being nnabie to pay his rent with the promptitude required by his landlord, was on Tuesday served with a warrant of ejectment, and informed that If he failed to obey Its requirements bis goods and chattels would be carried out on the street. Four of his children were then daugerously 111 with scarlet fever, and, procuring tho certificate of two responsible practising physicians to that effect, he appealed to the police for protection for hta helpless family against his Inhuman landlord, which wus at once accorded him by direction of inspector Itttks. Huch evidence of kindly feeung for the poor and prompt and active sympathy in the distress of an Impoverished fam 'J jila< cd in such a severe strait, exhibited by one of the nr ?t efficient ottirers of tbe det artmcnl, deservedly lug'i] in authority, reflects credit on the PLE SHEET. foroe and more than offsets the sternness wKh which the police have frequently found it necessary to perforin their duty, while ooinpsasatmg for much of the suffering Imposed on Inoffensive citizens through the incompetency and in too many instances ruffianly instincts of some members. MIPEIIU3I CI IEW YORK STATE. Letter from the Citizens' Association to the Pnbllo?Investigation In the Field of Philanthropic Labors. The following letter, addressed to the public by the Citizens' Association of New York, is of tho deepest concern to this city and other large seaboard cities of tho Atlantic and Pacific Stakes. The movements on the part of tho association, when developed, will inaugurate great changes conducive to tho abatemeut of pauperism in this State:? Citizens' association or Nrw York,) 813 ilroadwaj, Sept. 8,18SS. f To mr Ptjiimo.?The Citizen.' Annotation, among its effort* to promote the canee of good government, haa hail orcaalon to Investigate carefully the whole tlelil of phllutilbroplo Inborn In thla city, including private a. well a. public charttlai. Krom the heit Information that the association haa been able to obtain it ha. concluded tlml not li*a than $j,ilHMtiO are annually expended In this clly for different charitable and phllnnlhroplc objecte. If lbs expenditure of so lan e a sum were made upnu the sound buetiie.. principle of enabling the reorients to help themselves?that In. to place them in inch lnipVoved surroundings that tliey would he able to gain their own livelihood, and thus be converted Into producer.?the great burden* of pauperism could aoon be removed. In this country, where tho elements of wealth are so lioundle.s and where hundreds of millions of acre, ot fertile land lie waiting for tha hands to eodlvnta and develop their riches, poverty and want among ulile bodied men and women should be unknown, and thev will be unknown when >-?i"|Mi-iirii?.Yr r umoii nuim ins trim nature ot thing*, urn made for their removal. The association ha* ascertained that the tendency of the philanthropic a id charitable eflorti of the pieient day Ik lather to auiicriniUu-e end mas* together the very povoi ty which it !* the deglgu of then* effort* to relfi-ve. The Indolent, the vleloiiK an t the thriftily all drift towards largo cities to prey upon tho Industry and capital they find centralized there. New York has gained for herself a widespread reputation for unbounded liberality. ITjIh reputation has brought thousands to her doors seeking their share, who romaln an an no il burden very heavy to ho borne. Unless meuus are taken to overcome this tendency wo shall bo perpetuating great evils and rendering theiii chronic when we are endeavoring to confer rclisf. Nature has wisely ordained that man, through labor, win* from her all that is neccsoiry for his comfortable support. All tl a! tends to stimulate him to labor tea ls to hi* hi [host good, and nil that tends to weaken and impair tue obligation Hindi to hi? permanent in Inry. Consequently ail phi anthroiile and charitable efforts should he based upon a ro.nprenensive plan of enabling those to (in I remunerative labor who are unable to find it for themselves. There are at nil times broii l avenues of labor open which are never full. The great staples and necessaries ol life can never be too abundant . nnd to the soil in an can always turn for a substantial reward for his Industry. The vast iloatlitg population centralizing In this and other large cities, with Irregular and uncertain employment, who tlil our charitable Institutions and seek relief through tho thousand channel* whereby it la dispensed should be dealt with not in the way they are?very l ar trout It? for this method turns the recipients Into pauper* and consumer*instead of produc es and good citizens?but Uj the sound principle of enabling all tho men, women aud hlldren in the community to help themselves. This is tho kind of relief which duty and common seiiso dictate to us to render, aud this kind of In lp should be furnished to every person standing iu need of it. Animated by these considerations tho association set itself earnestly to work to find means to carry its views Into praetlsnl operation. Ono of the resuils thus'far has been the organization of the f.alior linrcau, July t, 18158, by the Commissioners of Charities aud Correction, upon the following general plau recommended by the association, viz.:? Hooks are opened at the office of the Commissioners, In which are recorded tho names and residences of able bodied applicants for employment, their ages, places of nativity, length of residenco In tho city, hade or vocation, whether married or single, thu number of persons dependent upon them lor support, and tho health, ago aud sua of each of such persons. A record is ma do of applicants for laborers, of tholr residences. the kinds of labor reouired, the nationality, sex and age 01 the persons desired, whether married or einglo, wllh or without families, and tho limit of time from date of application In which such persons may be forwarded. The expense of forwarding laborers la borne by the party making application for lh?ni. Tho association Is making arrangements to socuro the organisation or similar bureaus in the principal cities and towns on ths Atlantic slope, and respectfully Invites co operation from nil who approve of and feel an Interest In tills most lmpoitaut undertaking. Tho Governors of the Western Htalca have cordially endorsed the plan of tho association. Governor Fletcher, of Missouri, remarks that Ills Stale can furnish homes for fifty thousand at once, and Governor Fairchild, of Wisconsin, In commending the plan, says:?"Tho result sought Is a triple blessing to your city, to tho poor whom you thus help and to tho Htntes wnoso development you thus forward." A cordial Inrilutlun to all Ib respectfully given to examine In detail Into the plans of the association. It Is believed that tho heavy tax now Imposed upon capital and labor by efforts at temporary relief can be removed and the bast Interests of those to ho relieved at tho same time promoted. To show tho necessity for a clianao the followlftg figures are taken from tho State census of 1885:?I'aupers and persons relieved temporarily, 278,(,08. Hence m the whole population of the Statu of New York of H,827,818, nno Inhabitant In thtr teen wan either a pauper or bad been the recipient or charily during the year. After making the moat liberal allowance for all thoin caaea In which persons were counted two 01 three times, sire tlgurcs are most startling. It tnust also b? remembered that very many were relieved bv prlvato charity whose names were never reported, and perhaps the nutnbei thus relioved would ellset those counted more than once u the above estimate. In this connection the following extract from Governor Mor Sail's message In 1800 Is full of significance: -It appears fron tie report or the Secretary of State that during tha year lhn relief was granted by the public In '200,155 cases, r ,ual P 1 seven and four-tenlbi per cent of the euttra population, at ai expense of If 1,401,001 28. Of those relieved forty-one p?i cent were natives of this country, and forty-nine per ecu " were foreigners. While In twenty years, from 1?81 to 1861 n the population of the State Increased only slsty-one per cent pauperism Increased In the same period seven hundred an< [1 and six per cent. In 1881 there was one person relieved h ,, every one hundreil and twenty-three Inhabitants: In 1841, oni to every tblrty-nlue; In 1801, one to every twenty-four, and It IBM one to every seventeen. Though many persons doubtless received relief In more that * one place, arid therefore appear repeatedly In the returns, and I though many of the persona relieved were not paujiers In the ordinary sense of the word, It la still clear that the evil Is a great and Increasing one, wbloh urgently demands a remedy. It would thus appear ibat notwithstanding the bcneliolal Influences which are supposed to be conferred by our public school sy.tem, notwithstanding the Increased facilities among us for general education and the rapid progress of our country, pauperism, which through these Instruuieiitslitea should be greatly reduced, hat Increased ten-fold; that Is, there"are ten paupers to-day where.there was one to the same number of persons thlrtjr-elcht years aeo. While In thirty-four years, from 1-81 to 1865, the population Increased only ninety per cent, pauperism Increased, In the same period, about nine hundred per cent It is said that recently sixty thousand persons were out of emplot incut lit this city, while Hour was if 14 per barrel and while millions of acres or fertile lands In the west aro waiting lor hands to cultivate them. Nearly one-half of our population lives In Titles, towns and villages, while not more than twenty Are per coot of the pSpiilallou should be tbui concentrated; the remainder should bo distributed over the productive portion of the soil. The Association Is of the opinion that pauperism should be dealt with In an enlarged and Intelligent spirit of prevention rather tliau by ineffective attempts at temporary relief; that the gifted minds of the wise, and the sheltering arms of the trong should be directed to those great ends; ami, also, that by judicious arrann'-mcnts all who require re lelsbould iccelve It without taring labor with additional burdens. No practical elevutlon of man can he effected without elevating bis surroundings. There Is room enough for all, there is plenty for all and life may be made a great blessing to ail, li we oolv use wisely the ample provisions the Divine I'.irsnt baa made for all Hie children. I'l. I I.K COOPER, President. RiciiAUb M. IlKsnr, Secretary. IMTKD STATES AAV.IL HOSPITAL. Tho chief -urgeon, I)r. Horwltz, of the Naval Mcdlcal Department, Washington, made a general Inspection of the United Hiaton Naval Hospital In Brooklyn yc8tcrday, and pronounced a v.ery favorable Impression upon everything ho s.iw. Dr. Palmer, and the assistant Burgeons anting under him, deHcrvo the highest credit for fhe exedtent condition In which this institution Is at present found. Since the order for reducing the number of the ships and seamen on foreign stations the hospital lias uofbuen near bo full as It wart at tlio commencement of this year. Tho ward-" arc now atwint equally divided between Bailors and marine-:. All the ordinary seamen, landsmen, firemen and coal passers, who havo neen invalided homo wltliin six months, received their discharges as rapidly aa th'y were pronounced convalescent; and the present year will see the naval service entirely clear of all thegood-fornothings who for years havo been carrfeii forward on the rolls and received the pay of first class duty men In their several positions. Hereafter only thorough seamen of known rapacity and sncli others as are absolutely ncocssary will be engaged In tho service. Our naval hospitals, from one cud of tbe country to tho other, have been continually crowded I with men who should never havo worn a blue ehirt I ami would not but for tho necessity which nd mltted of little discrimination when largo numbers were needed. All the "Hick bays" of all the ship* tn every fleet huvo been always so crowded with "dead beats;" bnt happily tho day lias gone l?y for these useless thousands, who will doubtless be far more beoetb lal to the country in the employments of civil llf?. The hospital attached to this naval station enjoys a superiority over ino?t ottirr*. as well from lis location, Its exbtwlvr grounds, the productive and e'egant Rurdeua which surround it, as from the whole some sanbarv regulations by which It Is conducted. The hvgtenlc facilities that patients here enjoy have always recommended this hospital to the worn out mariner; and here, under the kindest and m?.st sclentdlc treatment, thev soon recover that health, tho loss of which is so keenly felt by those who go down to the ?ca In ships. Hubscqncntly Dr. Ijorwltz made a similar ln*peotlon of the marine barracks and the garrison hospital thereto attached. He was received with tho mdltary honors due to a commodore?the entire force'being paraded In uniform. After a general inspection of the quarter* and the arrangements of the rtifsfns, the doctor visited the department i allotted to the prisoners. The cells In wtaleii the . general prisoners are confined attracted his special attention, as well from their Immaculate ctean1 iinesa as from the manner in which i the occupants themselves have decorated their solitary apartments. These men are sentenced to periods of from one year to Ave years, for various crimes eommltted afloat and ashore. They never i come out, nnUl released by order from the secretary of the Navy, or at the expiration of their time. Having no earthly employment save eating and sleeping much leisure time has been consumed hy them In dispelling the gloom of their prison house by decorating the walls with enrtous devices. All thin grated windows and barred doors are tastefully curtained. presenting an appearance of home-like conlentmeut strangely In contrast with the stern reality within. In the?e silent halls the ever vigl anl sentinel eternally paces, and tils solemn "trump, tramp, trump" keeps .constant time with the restless moon through all her -The sanitary cnf 'i tlafl of the place was fo*1'* i*. prcatid s f re- i ? paradox might be adif. si 'y i,*v?i Wi mnyase st. under certain <W?> .e -if to the intensity of hidi;.In ui seir. ' 11 ' NEW JERSEY. Newark. Church Dedication.?The Fairmount Baptist church, on Bond street, was dedicated with appropriate services of the usual character yesterday. Ad Interesting sermon was ably delivered in the afternoon By Rev. Dr. Dowllng, of Bedford street church, New York. Rev. J. V. Elder, of Orange, preached ID the evening. Alleged Fraud by a Teuton Yesterday a German, named Joseph Schweitzer, or No. 3 Hays street, was arraigned before Justice Mills to answer a charge of having obtained, as alleged, a large quantity of lumber from a dealer in East Newark, named William li. MeClave, under pretence that he owned tho house and lot where ho resides. The property now appears to be his wile's, and Joseph Is insolvent. He was balled for further examination. Tub Recent Drowning Accioent In the Passaic, as reported In yesterday's IIbkald, continues to bo tae subject of much discussion, no less from the respectability of the parties than from several unaccountable particulars of ttie sad affair. Mr. Haley, the mate of a schooner lying In the vicinage of the occurrence, was an eye" witness, and states that little or nothing was done by the people on board tho colliding steamer?a propeller called the Pioneer. At all events, the whole affair was kept a profound secret until late on Tuesday. Yesterday the body of Mr. Jerolamon was recovered, but that of his female companion yet remained undiscovered up lo lust evening. The County Physician luis been uotlUod, and a coroner's inquest will be hold io-Uay. Trenton. Sanguinary Assault.?Yesterday afternoon a man numed Clarke, while under tho Influence of drink, entered the shop of a barber named Thudcnlura and becoming troublesome the proprie tor undertook to eject Ulm, when Clarke, tt Is alleged, (severely assaulted huu about lite face, producing au ugly wound. A warrant was Issued lor liis arrest. Common Council,.?At a meeting of the Common Council of this city, held on Tuesday evening, arrangements were made for the erection of a new Almshouse. The site chosen Is in (he Seventh ward, and cost $6,500. The Receiver of Taxes acknow- < ledges the receipt of $145,600 during the past month, levied for the purpose of paying off the bonds raised by tlie county during the war. Appropriations of' *40t) a year and $ioo each were voted a t a subsidy to the Chief engineer of the Eire Department and his two assistants respectively. Tills is a new grant tu connection with the department. The net valuation of the personal and real estate of Trenton Is estb mated at tn,M4,ld0i The amount of taxes to be ap* preprinted for State purposes in $19,050; for county purposes, $00,4:12. TiiE M'ttDLB AT POMJIIKEEPSIE. POUGIIKKEPSIE, Sept. 9, 1808. The murder in tlio highway last night is the allabsorbing topic of conversation hero to-day. Tho full particulars are as follows:? Early on Tuesday morniug Mr. Miller, one of the proprietors of tha marhlo yard corner Main and llrhlgo streets, accompanied by throe men, left roughkeepsle to go to lleekman to put up two monuments for Mrs. Noxon at that place. The work being dono they left for home, passim? through tho village of Manchester about half-past nlno o'clock last night. When between Adams' brick yard and Manchester they met a team containing a number of ladies and gentlemen, who were singing and making considerable noise. About live minutes after they had passed this team tlioy met a man going towards Manchester who was very drunk, or else acted so on purpose. He caught hold of tho wagou and kept hanging on to It lor some distance. Mr Millor tnltl lum to iret nut of the wiv or lie would get run over, but bo Bttll kept hold. At tills Instant one of tho occupants of tlw wagon, named Henry Keren, either Jumped out or was pulled ont (Mr. Miller Informs us that It Is Impossible to tell which), and in a moment after Keren was heard to say, "My God! I'm slabbed." At this instaut Mr. Miller Jumped from the wagon? tho assassin Bthl standing near his victim. Mr. Miller got hlB whip, and, seeing how mailers stood, struck the man a heavy blow on his head with the butt of It. lie reeled for an Instant, and then, dropping an umbrella which lie had, started on a keen run toward Manchester, lie was pursued some distance by Mr. Miller, who, so much excited over what had occurred, left lim pursuit and ca nc hark to the wagon, when It was found that Keren was mortally Injured, all his Intestine* protruding from a i horrible cut In the abdomen, lie wax put 111 the wagon, brought to this city add taken to Ills residence, over lleiiiistelssck's stove store. Iirs. l'ayno 1 and Cooper wcte called, hut tocy found the uut'ortu? nate man beyond the roach of medical skill, and ho a shortly after expired. Iho wound wax on the left r side of the abdomen, and was pronounced a most t horrible one indeed. Keren was a married man and leaves a wife and three children In destitute ctrcumI stances. He came from New fork, having been ema ployed by Mr. Miller only for a short unio. a It Is thought that the murderer was feigning i drunkenness and Intended to rob some of the occupants of the wagon; ulxo that lie might have had ac[ complices near ut hand. The assassin is known, be, lug fn town on Tuesday, In the store of Mr. Uauer. corner of Main and Bridge streets. He Is employed at the Manchester paper mills. Ills uame is liuyvel. Tho atrair created much excitement when it became known around the streets at a late hour last night. Mr. Miller says ho believes If i,e bad not struck the man ns he did that he would have stabbed blrn too. Oillcers Hamlin, Vuudervort, iialsted and Kurman Immediately procured carriages and started for Manchester, and after some trouble succeeded In arresting Huyvel, who wus asleep at bis boarding houso. lfc was brought into town, reaching here about lialf-pnst two o'clock ibis morning, and safely lodged In Jail, Tho knlfb with which the deed was committed wax found, aud is now in possession of the police. Huyvel gave evidence of beiug much Intoxicated at (he time. WESTGHESTE8 INTEILISEMCL Picnic.?The Habbath school connected with the Rpiscopsl church at Ityc hold their annual picnic today on Milton Point. Political.?a democratic meeting was hold at Portchester on Tuesday evening and a young monia Scyiuour and Itiair club organized. New Cni'Hcn at Kyk.?The now house of worship erected for i lie Episcopal congregation at Rye la raphTlj approaching completion and will l>e ready for worship about tlio middle of the mouth. Masonic.?a Royal Arch Chapter of Free Mason* has been organised in Mount \ union. The oillcors are ax follows:?J. 11, Gray, M. E. H. P.; Win. Pluckncy, King; IV. A. Beaver,Scribe; U. If. IVnJ, .Secretary; T. U. Johnson, Treasurer. Attkmpt to R<tb a II >d- a.?An attempt wna mado * on Tuesday evening to enter and rob the house of Mr. W. It. htillwell, adjoining the railroad depot at Portchester. The operations of the rogues awoke some of the family, ami on making an examination it wax discovered that tucy had pried open a second story a indow. Tbcxtrkx op PoirrcnrsTER.?Tho Board of Trustees of I'or!"heifer held a meeting on Monday evening. A rexolntlon was adopted to flag the walks and net the gutter itones on Main street, below tho liberty pole, where tho owners of property have neglected to do tlic work as ordered. IIari.em Hivrr and Portciiertbr Railroad.?a meeting of the directors ol tho Harlem River and P ortchcatcr Railroad was held yesterday, when the i tin f Engineer p: . seated very satisfactory pians of *io> k haii U.-cn already taken: the balance, f^oo.i/oe, w*B he dw ubutud along the line of the road. STATEN mm WTELLIKWCE. I.rrrmnY Meeting.?Tqo Dodge Literary Club, of New Brighton, will hold their annual reunion and dinner on Friday evening next. Bi'KOt.Aisr.?The houao of William Mcanlon, of Clifton, was entered by burglars on Tuesday night and robbed of a quantify of clothing. Instant Dsaxit.? On Monday, while a man was at work on a derrick placed against a house at Port lllehniond, fho machinery of which gave way, precipitating hhn to the grouud with aucb violence ua to cause uisUiut Uealiu SUDDEN Dbatu.?llayward Hofftnyer, an old and well known citizen of the Island, died very suddenly at Ids residence on Tuesday evening. Mr. Uoffinyer wns a very wealthy man aud aa extensive owner of Island real estate. Cowardly assaplt.?A peaceable young German, who keeps a lager beer saloon at Tottenville, was assaulted In his own house by somo scamps to whom lie refused to give drink and quite badly Injured. The rogues escaped, we are sorry to say. Boot or a Man Found.?On Sunday, as some boys were rambling through the woods near the l inger Board road, they discovered the dead body of a man lying In the bushes. The deeaaed was genteeiiv dressed In a suit of black clothes, galier boots sn I straw bat, and had apparently been dead but a short time. A verdict wae rendered of "Found dead; cause unknown." NAVAL WmUKNCE. The United State# storeehlp Guard arrived at this Port veeterdav. from Madeira and the Mediterranean port*. TLo following I* Mm lint of ber officers:? Lteutenar. Henry U. Qoninge, commanding; Lientenant Cliarlei O'Brien, executive oilicer; Acting Knslgn John W. Aliny, navigator: John V. Churchill i and William J. Urrrmg, acting ensigns; Eugene W. I Watson and William C. (Jibeon. e/iaignx; Horace P. Tnttle, i>a.vma?ter; lloorge L. Blmnaon, surgeon; I t'liai ca W'.ftionlnge, par derlt, and L. B. Limine, captain's elertt. tdewtenant Commander J. p. i Hot* rtftowjuid Ltenfpnaut T. P. Jewell, l.tto of tho r United Mate* steamer Krone, and l ieutenant R. P. i Ia try, lateofjthe i tilled states art amor v auuudaiaua 1 wire passengers on hoard the ouaid.