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Effects of the Conflagration?The Commercial
Tax?Action of the Government?A Hardship
on the Merchant*?Affairs
in Guatemala.
The steamships Alaska and Henry Chaunrey, from
Anpinwaii, June 17, arrived at this port yesterday.
The Alaska's treasure list foots up the sum of |:i,417.
The purser will receive thanks for favors received.
Panama, June 17, 1870.
On the Isthmus there la very little of any general
interest to communicate. In ranama, of course, the
re and Its effects form tne principle topic of conversation.
Most people seem to think the chances
cf returning prosperity are very small. The government
seems pretty much indifferent to the
people's losses, but determined that the deficit
In the commercial tax cansed by the lire
shall be made up by such merchants as escaped
being burned out. home will probably reopen stores,
and uLbtira are preparing to leave the place altogether.
At the second meeting, called by the Presl.
dent to take into consideration the deficit question,
the President refused the plans proposed by the
merchants and dissolved the meeting. It hi not
known what the executive will do to squeeze funds
enough to keep up the government, especially the
860 idle soldiers we have here, without wtiose bayonets,
we suppose, the government wonld not feel
We have nothing new from Bogota except that
the treaty was nearly about be'ng signed by the
Executive, and conjectures about the value and
probable success of the English company now asking
for a slmt!ar privilege.
The steamship Henry CJjauncpy goes home to-day
la tow of the Alaska. The United States corvette
Myack, Captain Eastman, is still in port.
: A general suspicion having arisen against the owners
of the Aspinwall Hotel?Messrs. Clement A Julian
Maylln?that the hotel hud been wilfully set flre to,
the government ordered them to be arrested. Examinations
have been taicen, but, so far as we
know, no proofs have been forthcoming. Nevertheless,
as is customary In such cases, they are still refused
their liberty, and treated as If known by previous
character to be persons of bad conduct.
The country continues healthy, and the people
occupied repairing damaged.
rue ^resident s resoiiuiou oonging the merchants
who have not been burned out to make ap the deficit
to the treasury was made publlo on the morning
of the 17th. This "extraordinary me mure," as
the decree expresses it, is to be pat in force until
the next meeting of the Legislative Assembly of the
State. We, of course, think this extra burden more
than the merchants can bear, but don't knovr what
remedy they have.
We regrot to learn that the Pacific Mall Steamship
Company's steamship Alaska, which arrived at AhS:nwall
from New York on the I3ih Inst., is found to
ave both shafts injured, one so badly that It has
been necessary to remove the buckets irom the
wheel. She will of course be unable to low the
Henry Cluuncey to New Yoek as was expected. The
two vessels with light car*io?B, will sail for New
York to-night, keepinx eacli other company. The
steamship Salvador will not be due here till tne 29th.
The sieam hip West Ind.an, lro>u Santa Martua, has
arrived, but brings no later news.
Hy the steamer Colorado we have dates from
Guatemala to the 7th Inst. The general news is or
Utile importance, but we find that the government
of r.n'itema.a has agreed to transfer the subsidy
hitherto paid to the Pacific Mall Company for touching
monthly at one of the ports of the republic to
the Central America and California Steptn Navigation
Company, to which tlie steamship Prince Alfreu
i A lull was In Its first reading before the Guatemala
Congress to declare null the treaty of limits between
Guatemala and Hellze, which was entered into on
the 30th of April, 1R6U, between the President of
Guatemala and her Majesty theyneen of Great Britain:
the reason for this being that the stipulated
road of communication had not been carried into
There Is no news from the other republics.
Particulars of the Lato Disastrous Fire In
[From the Panama Matl, June 17.]
We are sorry to have to reeoril in Panama one of
those terrible accidents of fire common to all towns,
cities and villages which, by destroying in a few
hours property and capital, must necessarily add
still turn er to our present state of commercial
depression. Shortly alter midnight, towards Sunuay
IUUlUlilHt 1>UV U>u Ijiri., Ik UIV nuniiinvu>viv>i *u
come Irom one of tbe rooms Id the upper story of
Uie Asplnwall Hotel. The lodgers ran oat, saving
what they could, and the fire had it all Its own why.
After being tor Borne time confined to tbe hotel building
Id which it originated, from being isolated on
three sides, the flames at last reached the neigh tioriitti
house of Mr. Revello across a narrow lane which
separates It Irom the hotel. The city fire engine,
from an unwise economy, was nearly, tr not altogether,
useless. There was no water to he ha I. The
hose could not reach to the sea even if the tide had
teen In. and the force of the engloo could not force
ouch water as a well could give much beyond the
fli st balconies.
1 he pueblo wonld not tonch the Are engine, but
eagerly entered the adjoining houses, and w ere very
active In throwing ail the fnrnit'.re into the street,
where it soon caught tire and rendeted communication
impossible. Others, it Is trie, hauled aown
projecting balconies, while some foolishly took the
tile-' otf the roots, whereby the lire soon loumi uu
In fact, the fire engine bolng nselesH, and iho
company with a very Jax organization, no combined
effort was made aga n-t the Are. Nobody
wan authorized to act, and naturally everybody was
willing that his neighbor's house sliouljl be polled
down for the general good rather than his own.
A tongue of Are having shot across the
lane caught the ovei hanging roof of Mr.
Kevello's house after that ail the building
od both skies of the street Wis soon in
flames. There were frantic and dangerous efforts
made to pull down balconies, and save the furniture
of each house by throwing it into the street. At this
t me there was no want of people, soldiers and
ponce, but there was nobody with power to oider
and nobody wonld oi?ey. The soldiers were distinguished
by the energy of tlielr bugler, and the
police in many cases prevented people saving their
furniture by asserting that It must be throwo In the
street first, and that wa.-< tbe duty assigned them. The
Are having turned down Han Juan de Dion street,
had by daylight left only the walls standing, of all
the houses except one of the nortn side which yet
had a roof on, and forms a corner with the narrow
lane running at ri?iht (angle*. On the side opposite
(lie conflagration had readied the Panama Bank,
which it threatened also to consume. At this crisis
Captain Dow, of the Panama Ifallroaa Company's
steamship Costa Rica, hap|>ened to come ou the
scene, aud was asked to direct the operation to arrest
the progress of the Are. With twelve men under hl9
orders the lire was checked, a- d the bank saved.
This was not accoinpllsbe 1 without considerable
peison.il risk, only avoided by coolness and preseuce
r?f mind.
Captain Cararly, of the Pacific Mall Steamship
Company's steamer Constitution, also arrived with
about ilrty men, which, i<Ketlier with sixty men from
the United States steamer N.vnck, under charge of
' Mr. Eeluen, the master, by their efforts the onward
progress 01 the lire ou both sides of the street was,
we may say, entirely checked. Captain Eastm.m, of
the Nyack, offered to superintend the operation
or blowing np a house, but could find no oue to
authorize it About m dday the lnrgc steam
lire engine arrived from Aspinwall. In consequence
or a telegram sent over for the purpose. In tact as
soon as the news was known at Aspiuwall, the railroad
company, with their usual energy, despatched
a spacial train at once with the fire engine and about
thirty of the brigade under Captain Stuart?the
time taken after starting to arrive at Panama was
one hour and three-quarters- whore they did good
service in extinguishing the threatening amount of
smouldering tire and flame yet remaining. We
noticed also Captain 8pllsbury, of the Pacific steam
Navigation Company ashore, with some men from
the steamer Peru.
in reflecting on the lessons we might take from
uch a sad calamity, the first thing which struck
oue during the fire was t hat them was no sort or organized
body with power to act on sncn emergi
n; les. Wo can't help asking if the troops who
are supposed to bo always stationed here could uot,
be drilled to extlnguu-n fire under their own officers,
aud to save lire and propeity, Instead of leaving
to chance aud confusion the victory over such a
dread enemy. If such had been the case the fire
would have been arrested in the Aspiuwall house
And confined there, and all the sub-equent misery
to hundreds of families now houseless would have
been avoided.
it Is not to be denied that our native citizens did
all they could to save proj>erty; still, such efforts being
spasmodic and Isolated, no (treat effect could be
produced. The President did wliat lie could, but
there existed no relation of command and obedience.
The laboring classes are not to be or lered to work
unpaid to save the property or their richer neighbors;
at least they arc not to be frightened into
doing so by the swor ls and imprecations of
the police. Prom the beginning or tha fire
Mr. O. H. Hughes, with his men and lire extlniratsers
from thi railroad, were busy all night. Besides the
de-t ruction of twenty-two houses by tne fire, we regret
to say, four men lost the.r Uvea and several got
Milonsly wounded.
v* hat our sins may have to do with sum a sat1
calamity is not our business. "Ood helps them wnr
ielp themselves," si, sooner or later, tn? unestkmi
ot an efficient ? earn flic enjlno and it 1 - id? rni>v<tj
of water art?4* again come r-Lu cca:;l? i*
Hon. The tin of ffci Insured, bo far n we have
learned, u us follows:?
_ sc* rim* inscbawob cohfakt.
Bujenla Dtas <tlwnda)..A'1.000 Plana*, Arango * Co. .A"a,'?0
R. Aro*?m?iuu A to.... l.'-'OO Antonio Obarrlo 8,000 (
Manuel Maria Dial.... 4,001) Antonio Linares 8,*W
Samuel Pita A Co 7,MM bunon Maldouado. 8.0U)
Joss Rerello 2,4UO W. Waydelin ?<o
Aurelia Rrvelle 400 Nlculaia Kcuiou >,000
Rlcardo Plana* 8,000
noht1i bbitisb amd micro an til* insckancb compawt.
J. iUTaUo 11,400 Patra Pare* ?1,000
V. C. ilei bruger. 8.IKI0 Aapluwall House 4,000
Clara Reuion 8,3th! Plana*, Araugo A Co.. 8,UI0
M. b. de Soaa 4,000
I Manncla Plana* d? Carolina Perei ?4,000
Cbiarl ATS, 000
M. Henrtematte A'l 600 B. Pita. ?1,M)0
, J. W. Malby it Co 6,it 0 F. Laponjade I.SOO
! P. Fabre 800 A. Bergamotto 8,1*0
A. Clement 4,0v 0 Kellcla Pacheoo 800
M. licurtemaile a Co. . 7.UU0 I), (loldnmilh A Co S^OJQ
S. Pita A Co 7,6'0 PWnaa, Aranjo 4 Co.. 6C0
paoifio 1nsobanob company.
Eloy Afaro 2.000
Total : ?104,109
The total amount of property destroyed la estimated
at $l,oou,oou, insured, ab will be seen by the
abov, for ubotit one-half, Hay $328 000. No clue ban
yet been di-ooverod as to th? eatme of the Are.
We attach the subjoined translation of a document
which his Excellency the President baa Issued:?
Vanama mourn* and It* Inhabitant* woep. Tbe great Are
which commenced at two o'clock on the morning ol the 8th
hat carried pain to the whole cltj and consternation and
ruin to numerout fam lies. It appear* that Providence In
HI* Impenetrable arcanum baa WMhad to put to the uuooai
proof the pioua reslgnatloo of tbe Inhabitant of thin city.
Let Hi* will be done. It 1* lb the moment of greet torrdwt
wben elevation of soul and Chrlatlan ralor *bould be abowa,
and Panama ha* Just furnished on* of tb? great**! enample*.
At tbe moment when devouring Same* were rapidly destroying
the heart of Ute ally. It* commercial centre, It*
moat > alued properties, all the population vied with one an% v
tberuDon the *olemn occasion. Ail honor to tb* crew of th*
United State* *hlp-of-war Nysck, and to all tbe foreign
population ^ho bare made and yet make *uob noble and
powerful effort* to protect (be Htm and nropertlee Imperilled.
Tbank* to the nobJ* conduot of tbe tmpler * of
the railroad, wbo bav* ?3 effectually eo-operated In
tbe conclusion of the Are, and great boaur also to
the noble and generous populace of tbe Arrabsl, whloh,
with abnegation and Intrepidity rushed to tb* place* of greatest
danger wltb the couflancy and intrepidity wbicb th* case
demanded. When, after a calamity like that wblcb hat now
happened, on)* humane sentiments and those of gratitude
are heard on all sides , without oas lament ot one complaint
belns made for ahuiM or rrfmlKkl uti arhlnh wmilri aloud
this solemn emit and <llm the correct Idea of abnegation
which previous event* hare produced In thU town, the gov- 1
ernment muit be satisfied, because It haa seen all complying
with a sacred obligation. B. CORKhOSO.
1'am ama, Jone 8, lh7j.
The Quarantine Troubles?The Eight Hoar LawAccidental
Shooting?Bednction in the
Estimates of the Board of Education?
Drowned?Deaths?Marshal's Sale.
The total number of deaths in Brooklyn last wee*
wan 182, an Increase of twenty ovfir the mortuary oi
the previous week.
It to said that the Eight Hour law will be enforced
in a few days. The 1'iun Commissioners reuse to
comply with the law on the ground that they employ
the men by the hour and not by the day.
Peter Keenan, the proprietor of a liquor store at
No. 20 State street, shot his clerk, Peter Murphy, in
the elbow at a late hour Monday night, while engage.!
in loading a revolver to snoot tnree rowdies,
who were abusing him.
Henry Tanbert, a boy eleven years of ago, bad one
of his eyes kicked out yesterday by a horse. The
boy was cared for by the police and removed to his
home, corner of W . cuoir and Morreli stieeifl, K. 1).
lie formerly nud his ri^lit jaw broken in the suine
The body of the man found floating ip the water at
the foot oi' Partition street, was identified yesterday
as that of John Koder. a (Jerm in, employed on board ,
of one of the New York ami Now Orle.iris steamer*.
The deceased had a confide, able amount oi money .
in hlii niiOMMAriliui.
Captain Woglom's men made a raid on the comer (
loafers of his precinct lust evening, and arrested
William Birney, nineteen years or age; William I
Unity, oisbteen; Thomas Thompson, twenty-one, mid 1
James Burns, nineteen. They were locked up in the '
Fourth street iK. i).j station house. <
Yesterday the captain of a vessel presented a per- '
mit to Dr. Cochran, Health Ottlcer of Brooklyn, trout J
the Quarantine Commissioners, to discharge ber
cargo at a certain point, S00 yards from the dock.
The captain wauled Dr. Cochran to give him a permit
for lighterage at mat point. This the Doc.or refused
to do, telling him that he must bring a i lean
bill of health from tiie Quarantine Oommiasioriern.
The captain will report to the Quarantine Commissioners.
Messrs. Mnrphy, Klnsella, Burr and Rlggt*, the
special committee of the Board or Education appointed
to revise the budget and cut it down to the i
sum agreed upon by the Mayor and Common Council,
have agreed to report the lollowiug alterations at 1
the next meeting of the Board of Kduoutlon:?The ]
teachers' and other salaries to he reduced rroin
(410,000 to $300,000; the sp cial fuud for building
schoolbouses was reduced tol $178,400?making the
total amount to be put in the budget $75ofboO. The
amended estimates make a reduction of $230,ooo. i
Yesterday Marshal Dall >n sold two ,horses, two
wagons and two sets of harness, together with ten
barrels of spirits. This property some few weeks
ago, was seized under the provisions of the internal
revenue laws in nut having the proper stamps
adlxed to the barrels. The property has been In the ,
hands of the United States Marshal since it was
iieiy.iul an.I tlli.ro liainir tin I'lulmnntu Ihn Amiph !
isued an order of wale. The coiripet Hon was 1
rather dud, as the prices annexed will show. The
flr?t horse, wagon and harness put up for sale
brought only $2.5, while the other did not bring
Hail that amount, as titer were told for $101. The
spirits was sold lor thirty-five cents per gallon, subject
to tax.
Death of F. II. Cntttag.
Before Judge Blatchford.
At the opening of the court yesterday Mr. Buckley
announced tho death of Mr. Cutting, and In a uiost
eulogistic manner spoke of the past career and professional
services of tho deceased. Mr. Buckley
moved that the court adjourn out of respect to his
memory, ana that the usual entry be made upon the
Judge Blatchford thought the motion one eminent
ly proper to be made m a court where Mr. Cutting
had, in great admiralty and commercial cases,
achieved some of his greatest triumphs, am] the
court was accordingly adjourned, and the usual
entry ordered to be made upwu the minutes.
Counterfeiter* Arrested.
Before Commissioner Shields.
The United States vs. John Feetiey and R. Harriett.?The
defendants were yesterday arrested on a
charge of passing counterfeit two dollar bills on
Jacon King, of Delancey street, and others. They
were held for examination in default of ?2,ooo ball
Before Judge Ingraham.
Parker vs. /We.?Order settled and filed In
Clerk's ofllce.
Watklns vs. Watlclns.?This motion Is so far
grafted as to allow defendant to give ball for the
limits and npon condition that he shall wittiln thirty
days apply for the benefit of the Fourteen Day act,
and with leave to pialnttff to apply for an order committing
htm to ek?e custody if he does riot comply
w.th Ute terms of the order within thirty days.
Oocrt of Oenkhal. Sesstovp.?Before John K.
Ilarkett, Recorder.?The People vs. Michael Fognrty
ana John Duffy, robbery; Same vs. James Ryan, burglary;
same vs. Emest C. Stahl, embezzlement;
Same vb. John Quinn, srrand larceny; same vs.
Thomas Gordon, larceny from the person; Hume vs.
Charles Kurtz, assault and battery.
Annual Exhibition and Award of Prlzo*.
Ttie annual ante-vacation exhibition of the young
ladies of St. Joseph's Academy, in Sixth avenne,
came oil' .yesterday evening. Tne entertainment,
which consisted or the asual variety 01 songs, dialogue*
and piano performance.), gave great satisfaction,
bcth In selection and the unusually good rendering.
The planets evinced careful stndy, combined
with seeming natural aptness In their performances
or selections from the wor*s of Beige,
Suppe, Sanderson and Wollenhanpt.
The dialogues each of which had evidently been
se ected to "point a moral," both to scholars and
spectators, were, as before ?ald of the whole entertainment,
unusually well done, especially those
i parts performed by the Misses Redmond, Dunn,
i WMcincon and Farrell, the first named developing a
Lotta-ime, sprightly and piquant manner of pori
forming her good conceptions of character. Tne
Misses Farrell and Magulre gained gold medals for
I essays, so nesrly equal In merit that no superiority
) of one over the other could be awarded. The affair
i wa4 '-losed with the sd !. ?sof Mihs Mamie McGloine
r to the [i 10,:,.- . lucti v:n responded to bv Father
Joroner Khou Holds aa Investigati on?Testimony
of tie Witnesses Sheridan
Held for Trial.
resteraay afternoon the murder of Daniel Mcnael
it an early hoar on Sunday morning was tlie wuojcct
>r Investigation before Coroner Keenan, at the
Morgue. The case has heretofore been quite fully
eported In the Herald. Below will be found a
tynopsls <5f the testimony adduced?by wbleh It will
je seen Sheridan confessed to stabbing deceased?
rod the rerdlct of the Jury.
testimony or elizabeth newman.
Elizabeth Newman, of No. 844 East Thirty-third
itreet, testified that she saw deceased come out of
the saloon next door to her store, acting in an
ixcited manner; soon afterwards he returned, It
ben being nearly midnight, and demanded admlsilon,
at the same time snowing a club; several perions
who had followed him made a disturbance and
unhed after deceased; Michael then spoke to officer
jock, and aeked him to go home with him, as he
Tas afraid of his life; tbe offlcer and deceased
iraiKca away, roiiowea ny two or mire 01 tne young
nen, to tbe other aide of the street; the witness did
lot know any of the men; they were heard to otter
10 threats.
Chrlstopner Dngemach, keeper of the saloon 848
Bast Thirty-second street, deposed that he did not
enow deceased, except by sight; on Saturday night
law htm In the saloon with some other men, and he
remained there till near midnight; the witness was
jusy ana saw no trouble; when Michael went
oat there was no disturbance, bat when the witness
went to the street he saw the deoeased have
i club, and there was a police ortlcer attending to the
Bart lea; no quarrel took place in the saloon; Mr.
ugemach was not clear ui his mind as to the persous
he saw in the street.
Henry Bock, an officer of the Twenty-first precinct,
deposed that be had gone on post in Thirtysecoim
street a few minutes after midnight of Saturday,
and there was some excitement in the vicinity
of 'l hirty second street and First avenue, but
huw no disturbance; the witness soon afterwards
learned the cause of the excitement and heard a cry
iu the vlclniiy of Second avenue; saw the deceased
leaving the saloon 848 En-t Thirty-second street: asked
him tor protection: the witness went with lilni an
lar as Third avenue and saw him cross Thirty-third
street; being summoned to the statiou bouse soon
auerwards, the Witness saw deceased brought in on
a stretctier.
Hoxina Scbepp, No. 349 EaBt Thirty-second street,
deposed thai she was sitting in her doorway and
saw deceased come from the saloon directly opposite,
and a quarrel took place between hiui mid some
others, ail of whom talked In Herman: soon afterwards
wltneMS heard some one call out to "nelz tue
Dutchman and kill mm;" an oitlcur then took deceased
Offlccr Lawrence Uallagner, or tue Twenty-first
precinct, deposed that he was coming down the
west side of Second avenue from Fortieth street, at
one o'clock <mfennday morning, and heard some one
BUT, VU, I Ul nuuutu. 111 UlUYCU i d lire uv
ceased; tuere wu no one near lilm hi the time.
captain mdonnkm.h testimony.
Captain < narles McDonnell, or the Twenty-first
precm< t, testitlei that after hearing of the stat>biug
he received Irom decea-ed a dcs rtption of l?w assailant,
and subsequently arrested Sbi ndan: the
latter stated he had been drinklmr, and cam*' home
at one o'cluck; on being asked how he received the
cut on the iorehead ne replied thai he had ialicn
nown: as the d'oease.l was under the influence of
morphine the accused was sent to the station house,
but as soon us Michael was restored to consciousness
the prisoner was arra^ntd belote him us he
lay in bed; he was awakemd, and on sc Iuk
Bberldan seemed excited, partially arose and
pointed bis tinker at tbe accused, spying, in
lierinan, "That's tbe man mat stabbe I me;' bhcridun
replied, "I didn't tbink he w> uid recognize
oie, as i had a bine shirt on 1.1st nigbt;" the a< cused
ifterward* conicssed that tie had been in troubio
with deceased, and that he was knocked down with
i clrb by deceased, wt.en the latter ran into ttie
saloon; when the otfeer took (barge of M chaei,
Sherman and two others followed them to the <>Pi><inie
side of tbe street; at 'third avenue Sheridan follow?
1 ueceascd alone as far as Thirty-seventh sip ei,
lud thence down to Second avenue, whoie he asked
whv Michael bad struck him; a scuffle ensued between
the prisoner and deceased, no one else being
present at tne tune; the post-mortem examination
>n tbe body of de eased snowed that the wound he
received had caused bis death.
Tbe < ase was then submitted to the jury, who
round "ibat deceased came to b s death lrom peritonitis.
tue vesntt of a stab wound sustained at tbe
huuds of Sheridan."
The hitter was arraigned and exnmhied. In explanation
he sairt "lie bad followed deceased to
a*k why he had struck him, and while they wet e
fighting at tne corner of Tblrd avenue and Thirtyseventh
street he stabbed Mm with a penknife became
he whs getting the best of tbe fight." Coi oner
Keenan then committed Sheridan to the Tumus to
a wait his trial.
Sheridan is twenty years of age, born in New York,
lives at No. 310 Kuet Thirty-second street, au ! is a
pointer by trade.
The New York Alumni Association Reunion?
Dinner at tbe Astor House?A Brilliant
Gathering and Brilliant Toasts and Brilliant
A growing as well aa most plea-ant feature of
modern educational progress is the formation in our
cltv of alumni associations made ud of resident
graduates of onr leading colleges. The foih
of old Ya'e, Harvard, Williams, Amherst
and various oilier colleges, who Have selected
New York as tlio scene of their
life battles and strivings for the emoluments of
trade or more spleaaid rewards of professional distinction,
have from time to time, but all wlinin a
few years, formed these associations; and now the
lust to Imitate the wise and most beneficent example
thus set them are the graduates of Trinity College,
Hartford, Coun., residing In this city. Tills last
association, In further imitation of the examples set
them, hail a dinner last evening at th" Astor House,
when, over the best ot viards and choicest of wines,
S' rved In Mr. Stetson's best style, they renewed the
ha lowed memories of old college days. Previous
to the dinner Lhcte was a business meeting. At this
meeting the only bus neis of importance transa ;ted
was the election of oUlcers, which resulted as follows:?
mesident? lion. William E. Curtis, I.L.D., class of
Vice Prfticienm?Irving Paris, class of 1930: Rev.
Nathaniel R Cornwall, class of 1881; Charles H.
Smith, cla.su of He v. A. B. Beach, D. 1)., class
Of 1841.
Treasurer? Rev. Thomas Gallaudet, class of 1842.
secretaru? Robert Hobart Smuh, ciass of 1SA9.
Executive commit/**? Rev. George Jarvla Oeer,
Cass of 1842; Rev. Charles Frederick Uoflinan, cla.s
of 1861; Jofin F. Mines, class of 1854; Rev. J5. C.
Hoi It s, class of 1855; Meltlah B. Green, class or 18fl6.
At t.e dinner there were about tlfty seated.
Among tbe prominent guests not Rraduates of the
College were liev. Dr. Chapln, Judge Larremore and
Mr. Gordon V. Burnham, who, as will be remembered,
recently presented to the college a statue of
Bishop Brownell, the founder of the College. Most
prominent among the graduates were Rev. Dr.
Jackson, President of the College; Rev. Dr.
Beach, Rev. Dr. Pnrdy, Rev. Dr. Paddock. Rev.
Dr. Gallaudet. and Messrs. C. A. Sinita, Irving
Paris and M. B. Green, shining lights of the legal pro.
fession. After the cloth had becu removed Dr. Curtis,
the president of the association, made the openin/
speech, being brilliant and overrunning with humor
and pleasant memories of their College We.
Rev. Dr. Jackson made a most felicitous response
to the ilrst regular toast?"Trinity College."
He traced the history of the College from its
foundation, forty-three years ago. It was not as old
as some other colleges in the coantrv, but it r.ad, lie
claimed, made it* influence leit ana Known every,
where. Its sons fought and did noble service In tne
last war, they filled pulpits all over the land and
thev gave rich adornment to ttie medical and legal
ptoresslouB. He clotted with eulogizing the College
under It* present management and congratulating
the New York resident graduates of the College on
the formation or the asso< latlon."
Rev. Dr. Beach responded to the next toaBt?"The
Professions." He made an exceedlnnly humorous
Hpeech, descanting at ploasiiiK, perspicuous random
on Latin, Greek ana conic sections, and concluding
with the emphatic avowal that lor the education
of young men for all professions, from the
Ja>-k o Lantern adept to any of the learned profeaworts,
Trinity College was emphatically the college.
"Our Business Graduates" found a fitting and
brilliant respondent in Mr. W. O. Davles, as IlKewisc
did "The Army and the Navy" In Colonel B. D.
Captain Howeix, or the Associated Press, re<
sponded to "The Press." He said that It matters
not what dizzy heights of glory intellect may attain,
its p' ssessor Is ever found to rank himself among the
paladdins of the press. Who would exchange the
garland that encircled the brow of hire
who but the other day "drifted out upon
thi) dark and unknown sea, that flows
round all the world," for roval crown or princely
madem t The na no of ' Boz" will slnne resplendenl
when that of ktngs shall have passed away into ob
llvlnn. And Dickens was a representative of thai
nobility that to-day stands at the bead of the profea
slons; yet who would say that he wasfnot stiongei
than monarch, priest, or potentate?pre-emmcnilj
the schoolmaster of the age.
"Our Guests" fonnd as its respondent Rev. Dr,
CttAPiN. The speech was in his happiest vein, leiuj
both brilliant, sharp and sparkling.
More regular toasts lollowed, and then came vol
untary toasts, to each of winch followed pertinent
speech'* It whs late when tho company rose, bm
to all it was a most enjoyable evening?a geuumt
"feast ?i reason and flow of soul."
r, JCNtt 20,_ 1870.?TRIPL'
The Asiatic Sons of Wax in
An Aeeount of Their Habits and Custom#?Boiled
Bice at a Premium and Bate and Bat Piee
at a Discount?Progrea of John China*
man at Shoemaking?A Pegging Mar
ehine Geta Away with One of
Charley Sing's Thumbs.
North Adams, Maw., June 28,1870.
The excitement and Interest consequent upon ttie
presence of the Celestial shoemakers here still continue.
They iurnish a topic (or gossip and comment
among all classes of society, and in the
various publio haunts there is little else talked or
thought of ezccpt the Chinamen. The general sentiment
of the community, or course, Is favorable
towards them, the Crispins and their sympathizers
being the only ones who speak harshly or unkindly
of them. There is, however, uudoubtedly, a suppressed
feelltig of sorrow that any occasion should
have arisen to lustifjr the aubstitutlng of Chinese for
native workmen: but this sorrow does not approach
sympathy when it is remembered how arbitrary and
unreasonable the latter have been towards their employers.
Therefore, while the community wish that
this whole difficulty might have been avoided
and the Chinese emigrants remained
at home, they seem bound to second
Mr. bampdon in his effort to protect his
own basin ess; and In doing this they cordially welcome
John Chinaman to the Berkshire hills and as
cheeriuily bid an affectionate farewell to the demoralized
and defeated knights of St. Crispin.
Although these Chinamen manifest a worthy dls
po-iuoii 10 couiorin to me American customs, h win
undoubtedly be a very long time before they lorsake
all the habit* of their uuiive empire. When not
employed they spend much of the.r time In learning
the English language and alphabet. A little son of
Mr. Richmond, proprietor of the Richmond limine,
who has beeu much with them and become a general
favorite, iuu done much towards enlightening them,
and they seem to understand his teaching much
uioie readily than that of any others who have
attempted to teach them. As a mark of their appreciation
they have given him numerous Chine o presents,
and aiuoiM others a uiiuiaiuie god which one
oi them hasuiv una skilfully moulded one d iy from
the mixture or an old tallow candie ana a piece oi
shoemaker's wax.
Til ilr manner of eating is peculiar to their own
country. They use no knlie, lor* or spoon, but administer
or rather poice in their iood wuh the genuine
Chinese chop-sticks. These r on.-lst of a couple
oi r^und piece* of wood of about the same circumference
as uu ordinary lead pencil, and about twelve
or hi teen inches lu length, iionung these togeiiier
in one hanJ, they bring the di-li containing >helr
lood close to the "orillce beneath the probo.<cis," and
shovel It in with a swiftness no le-s mi ip ruing w.ui
It is comical. They eat no meat, but Bunaut aiii<>?i
wholly on boiled rice, together with a few pouiot-a
and crackers and bread, as the.v desire. Nentxr >.o
t.iey drink water or cohee, but quench tlioir in it ?
with tea at all times, koine of me Norih A<utn<
boys who nnilciiiated making a lew penmen by mrnlsiung
the orientals with rats are deeply niiev d to
learn that they are not to form any part of their
table fare, borne thoughtful and sj uipaluzn.g Mew
Yorker, who thoUKht to lurnish Mr. Sampson's new
family wi!h a bountuul repast upon tne ile-.li anl
meat which the Chinese are *ald to reiisli ho well,
sent lain a large box of boutic ng live wnarf rats the
oilier day. It Is hardly necesaar.y to add that they
were not turned over to the cook room.
Blnce the Chinaman determines to oecome "a man
and a brothe;" among them, the traders hero aru
puzzling their brains how to obtain their custom.
Jehu CDinainun hats and collars have already been
Introduce.!, and a poweriul pressure is b tug
brought up.in Mr. Richmond to nave ilie hotel now
bearing his name h rc-aiter known as the' ChowChow
House." Mr. Richmond says he dou t see It
ju.it now, but as time advances so will civilization;
and as "a rose by any other name would smell as
sweet," it woulu not lie aston sn.iig 11 Mr. Richmond
?<ti.>u!d yield to the wishes of ins friends in the course
of a ;ew days.
Is a question wnlch is already being discussed by '
the people here. Mr. Sampson is rednot for having A
them fiancirsed, and he promises all Ins eilorts to-]
ward educating them properlv. The iilteentni
amendment, It is to be presumed, w.li reach tuelr
case a< well as mat or the ebony colored humanity.
Tl*eiv are, of course, no women among those now
here, but 11 the experiment ol their lnuu-try as applied
to inauuiactanug la the oucc.ss winch it promises
to be, there will be omo ol the lemiuiae sex
introduced, and. alt r being legally married, they
will settle down as ordluar> citizens, and tlien North
Adams, lis.: baa Francisco, will have a China.own
lor one of its suouros.
The two .eldest of their number?the ones who
have charge of the cuisine ana ? mmiss.iry deuitrtments?have
been chosen by tne other Chinamen to
decide upon all difficu lt s an i differences which
may arise among tliein, and fom iheir decision
there ih no appeal. Thus lar (hey have not along ,
harmoniously in their new home and quarters, anil
tne send es of their "counsellors," as iliey are
term d, have not been brougnt Into inquisition.
A few days ago an arust O; a New York illustrated
paper came here 10 make a sketch uf John China
man in Ins new vocation. He went through tne establishment
and nude a drawing oi the various
workrooms, und auerwarus, at the dinner
hour, he undertook to sketch the Orlen
tarn wlillo partaking of their noon'iay meal.
While absorbed in this, unknown to himself, he was
handsomely caricatured by one oi tne artistic Chinamen,
who, by some means, had discovered the purpose
of the stranger's visit. The sketch w as very
clever, and disclo.ed the lact that the pigtaiie i cordwaluere
are poasessol ol accomplishluents not before
suspected. T.e dra ing has be< n framed and
is now hanging in Mr. .Sampson's office.
Charley Sini?< r Ar hlng, according to Chinese
verna Hilar?undertook, on Saturday, to manage
a paging machine, the most difficult mid
ten lole appearing o all the apparatus used in shoe
manufacturing. Cuarle.v had noi womed long belore,
becoming too conildent ol his ability, lie became
careless, and away went the t:.uin'> of his ripiit
liano, and simultaneously a yell of "Tu-ley-aii uiah"
rang through the shop, almost drowning tne sound
of tue rumbling machinery. The partially severed
member hung ny only a lew slireds, and a surgeon
was called and the operation oi complete amputation
performed. If lockiuw does riot follow Chamey
will undoubtedly be able to resume work in the
course of a lew weeks. The accident, as toon as it
became known around town, caused (treat, joy among
the Crispins, notwithstanding tne Christian doctrines
pounded into them by Mr. Godfrey last Friday evening.
Wbat a "Handy Painter" Thinks of tbe Importation
of Chinese Laborers.
To tue Editor op the Herald:?
1 have never lie fore taken part in any public controversy,
but as I bPloug to that class which is affect
eu Dy inis uiuueso moor question, 1 jee. mat i ougtii
to raise my voice In protest against a system which
tends to lower my condition and tbat of my class.
It is now generally admitted that the subject of Chinese
Importation id destined to be one of the greatest
problems of the present age, but the press, generally,
in dealing with the question, have shown a
disposition to misrepresent the matter, and to Ignore
the rea 1 point at lsme. The question now before the
pubiic has reference tq?a system 01 importation, and
dues not in any way refer to tree immigration. Theso
arc two distinct terms, Involving different principles,
and therefore cannot be reconciled; and 1 ask that
the press will deal fairly with the question and discuss
it on its real merits. 1 would al?o submit tbat
to arrive at a proper decision it is necessary that it
should be considered solely ..nd s.rictly in its social
and moral bearings. It lias been satisfactorily
i shown that these Oiilnese coolies are not In the condition
of immigrants. The question then arises,
Ought we tolerate a sy-tem of Importation
whereby a few capitalists are allowed to c>irry on a
wholesale traffic In these coolies, as if ihey were so
much merchandise, and which ?l-o ten Is to lower
the social and morai condition t>f tae working classes
I of this country ? There aTe many reforms needed in
s the present condition of the la'ooiing class, and what
ought to be done is to devise means whereby they
may be elevated instead of degrading them still further.
But it seems that philanthropy will not Interi
fere in the unequal war between labor and capital.
All the arguments that have been brought forward
! In favor of Importations have been In the interest of
i capital. The capitalists are always striving to rei
ituce tue price 01 lalu r, and tne reason they are so
i anxious to have the cninaman is because he will
i work for the merest trifle, and they make a great
point of tht; fact that the Chinaman will work any
t number of hours, Including Sundays. This itUows
now little consideration the capitalist mis for the
t condition or the laborer. Yon have thought proper
to ridicule the proceedings of tbe Workingmen's
r Union in regard to this matter. Now, It seems to me
r that they are but doing their duty to their constituents
by endeavoring to bring the question fairly before
the public. The public generally do not yet
r recognize the importance of this question. We now see
only the commencement or bud of tbe disease, bat
in a short time this evil mar spread throughout the
I laud. Yesterday the Chinaman was in competition
t w.th unskilled labor only, but to-day be H In cotnpe>
tltlon with skilled labor, and what mast be the inevitable
result? Why, the American w?ritmau can
not hope to oompete with the uncivilised Chinaman;
he will tlnil himself heiple*.* among this myriad or
locusts, and muni be dragged d?wu to the name degraded
Minora* Wanes.
To toe Editor ok the Hkbaldi?
1 have read with astonishment in the Herald tho
rate of wages given to miners in ooal districts In
Pennsylvania. The reason must be a want of men
or an Intimidation for application to work. In the
connty of Cornwall, England, both copper and tin
miners only get an average of fifty dollars per
mouth, and they maintain a wife and ramlly, pay
house rent, Ac., with this. I am ccrtaln If an authorised
agent from any colliery were to go to Cornwall
he could get hundreds of able-bodied young men,
brought up us miners, to come to this country and
work for one-half the wages now given, and, knowing
the county or Cornwall so well us I do. having
been born and bred there, you would be confenlug
a greai boon upon lae miners. majority of the
mines In Cornwall a>e very deep?say from 260 to
iioo fathoms irom adit level?and unless they have a
man engine lor lowering the miners the work be???"?'
??? *K~ .AftHilw laatm if thaV I
can get wavier work.
The colliers In Wales do not get more than eighty
shillings per month, una hundreds from there would
be glad to come tut weli, though they are more disposed
to strike lor wages than the Cornish miners.
In the year 1806 a celebrated collier; In Neaih, South
Wales, became stopped in consequence of the colliers
striking. One of the proprietors being a
Cornishman he immediately started for Cornwall
and engaged a great number of miners at live shilliugs
per day. At the time ho could have brought
away one-half or the working miners.
No wonder coal is such a price here as It is when
the owners are giving s&cn large wages to the.
Only deal fair and square with the Cornish miner
and you may have what number you like.
Th* Chinese ii New England.
To tiik Editor* okthi Boston Daily Advertiser:
Having had a large experience in California in observing
the characteristics of this race, I most say
that 1 hall their advent Into Massachusetts witn
unmlngled satisfaction. While I had no fear that
ttielr coming among ns win tend to degrade labor,
or be injurious to the material mierests of the State,
it is from another standpoint that 1 would welcome
the in.
The Chinese possess little or the religions bigotry
of the Catholics at least urter their arrival iu this
country, and, without doubt, will be eas.iy susceptiiiie
to nil*s|ouary;eiTort m Sew. England. Thus we
have China at our own doors. And fortunately lor
us the Chinese think there is no oiner nation, except
the r own. or courso, so worthy or imitation as the
American nation. Then let us receive them kindly
and reel tnat it Is our privilege to do tliem all the
1 good we cau. S. B.
lirnnu iuatrn for tue inauiptonsuip .Between i
the Matnato aud Atlantic*?4 Hot Day unci
a not Game? Tlio A Hunt lea Win by Two
With the thermometer at ninety in the shade,
and any figure you please in the sun, yesterday, upwards
of four thousand sweltering souls gathered
at the Union giounds to witness the lirst game for
the championship between the Mutual and Atlantic
Clubs. The old interest awakened years ago in tue
meetings of these clubs, which are the parent organizations,
it may be said, of the national game,
revives afresh with the return of every successive
season, and if the numbeni present yesterday were
not so great as on former occasions, the feeling was
as high and of tUe oid time order.
'I he At.autlcs were scut to the bat at twenty
minutes of lour, and commenced work in hearty
style, hitting freely for four runs. In turn, they retired
the Mutuals for nil, the decisions of tho
umpire, Mr. Andrew Allison, of the Eckford Club,
being, though unintentionally, against them. In
the second innings the Atl.tntics scored two, a poor
throw of lla'.fleld's assis.ing them. Although the
Mutuals scorcd one lu the second inning, it was as
much by good luck as goon play, aud thus early the
game toon a onesided appearance, the Atl.intic.s batting
fiercely. The third inning gave convincing proof
that Wolters' delivery was easily punishable, the
A tic nllcs making th.ee runs after two hands had
been retired. Confoundedly poor hitting, sent the
Mutuals to ara.su again in the th.r.l 4nn ng, their display
so far d sgustin* their friends, in the lourth
the Mutuals. notwiihst Hiding an outrageous foui fly
mutf by Patterson, puttheAiauUcs ou# In one-twothree
oruer. Hatfield led otf for the M.ilu.ils with a
clean home run, lollowed by a handsome clip of
McMaliou's to left Held; but the short, high hitting
ol C. Mills, Wolters aud Swandell destroyed hia
chance for a run, they retiring on "popped" flle-.i
Hall le.l otr with a sharply hit ball m the flith
inning, which Nelson allowed to t'o through him,
but liall went no further tha i first base. Pike was
flyed out by Hatfield, and McUonild, driving a
1/rounder to Hatfield also, that nlarer seized it.
touched second and put the hall to drat, doubling
the Atlantic* up fur the second time. By a stronger
display at tlie bat the New Yorkers made two runs,
and Men, by another beautiful specimen of Held
play, made a third double play on t ie Atlantic*, the
neatuess and quickne M or which brought out general
applause. Ti.e score was now ten to six against
the Mutuals. but they showed signs of altering it in
their own favor, ami hope was revived. Vigorous
play In the flu.d left the Atlantic ilgures as bofors,
while the Mutuals sot down to work with an oldtlino
will and cacked away right merrily
' for six runs, creating thereby an excitement
which, coupled wiih the poTttftd heat
of the day, threaienetl to dissolve tne crowd into one
gr.ai grea e spot. Tli s g jod work on thu part of
the Mutuals was carried further, for tluy auain
idanked the Ailautlcs an 1 went ba k to the bat
themselves looking winners all over. It was now
$100 to $f;0 upon Hum, and tak n. They looked too
sure of the goine for anybody to lay a penny against
them. This over-coufldence may or may no have
worked against tUem; but, however thai- may be,
they failed lo score a run. Still ihey appeared winners.
But, lo, the pour Mutuals ! the A:Unties made
uvc runs, lea Hug die score by three runs, and t hen,
oil, then, re used the "Mutes" more than a little one,
thus snatching irom New York?\^hnt Mew lork is
accusiomeu to, however?tUe ball aud game and
victory. Below is tlie score:?
P'ai/trr. O. Ji.l R. T.P.A. PHyr-. O. lt.\R. T.P.A.
Pleroe. s. a....0 6 6 7 2 1 K. Mills, 1 b..5 0 8 3 1(1 0
Bmltb.Hd li...3 13 6 18 Kggler, c. f. ..4 1 3 8 1 (I
Start, 1st b....4 13 4 9 0 1'aUerson, 1.f.3 2 2 3 2 0
Chapman), l.t 4 I 2 2 !! 0 Nelson, 3d b. .3 1110 1
Ferguson, c...3 1 2 2 3 2 HattteM.s.B..2 3 3 5 6 f>
/eitleln, p... .5 0 1 1 2 4 McMalion, r.l'.3 I I 1 0 0
Hull, r, f 3 1114 0 C. Mills, C....3 1115 1
If ike, 2d b 3 2 1 2 3 1 Wolter*, p.. ..2 3 3 3 0 1
McDonald,r.1.2 B 2 3 0 0 Swiiuuell,2u b.i 2 3 4 4 5
Totals. 27 16 21 28 27 lT Totals 27 13 19 24 21 13
Cuft'. l?t 'At. 31. 4ti. 5'A. 6<h. 7th. 8W. Hth. Tata'.
Atlantic.... 4 2 3 0 0 1 0 0 6 1.
Mutual 0 10122001 13
Umpire?Mr. Allison, of the Kcltford Club.
Tune -One tiour and forty-live lumutea.
To-4ay, Union vs. Jasper (College nine); Eckford
vs. Iteaoiule at Elizabeth. On Friday, Hose Hill an l
Mutual, at Union grounds, aud Atlantic aud Union
at Tremont. On Saturday, Hone Hill vs. Biar, at
Union grounds.
11c Is the Gueat of the lioaton shoe DealersMakes
a Speech.
[From the Boston Post, Juue 27.]
General Sherman having accepted an Invitation
to visit PeaVl street and tno Snoe and Leather Exchange,
fulfilled the same Saturday noon. The occasion
was of no little Interest, and consumed tno
decided event or the day. The Exchange Rooms
were tastefully decorated with the national colors.Above
the President's desk was the word "Welcome,"
and over it "T. W. Sherman," in lurge, ({lit
letters, forming the central point, for the festooued
Hags. In the government room ths windows were
decorated with ilie sturs and stripes. The decorations
were finished on with smaller design^ and
flags neatly draped. There was a profusion of burning
and Uags. At twelve o'clock a committee, consisting
of Messrs. A. L. Cuolidgo, Francis Dane and
F. KEmory, repaired to the Revere House to es<x>rt
General Sherman to the Exchange. It was nearly
one o'clock when the cheers of those who nuii
gathered outside announced his arrival. In the
meantime a large number of citizens nad cong egated
at the Exchange, among them Governor t'ia>Un,
Mayor HhurtieO, ex-Governor Jewell, of Connecticut,
members of the city government, and Board
of Trade, prominent merchants and ottiers. General
Sherman, on nis entrance, was greeted with
hearty applause.
w. B. Spoouer, Esq.. President of the Association,
introduced General Slierman, htatl tig thai as he had
seen their prosperity In his Journuyings through our
towns and cities, it gave him great pleasure to introduce
him personally to the several gentlemen who
contributed so much to this prosperity.
General Sherman responded as follows:?
Gbntlkmbn op tub Shoe and Leather Exchange?I
am glad to meet so fine a body of citizens
as those I see before me, representing, as they ito,
the largest manufacturing interests In the United
States. I am somewhat taken by surprise ut tins
reception, and did not anticipate meeting with so
large a number ol the trade. I came simply to look
ovoryonr rooms, by invitation of your committee,
and didn't come to teach, but to learn. As a friend
of your trade J cao claim that 1 gave you a great deal
ot patronage when I belonged to a marauding army.
(Applause and merriment.) Some of our shoes were
good aad some bad. but I don't claim that all the bad
ones came from Boston. The army needs good,
strong shoes?stout uppers and durable soles?and
when the boys get these they are pleased. I wi*h
yon all honor and prosperity, and lioj>e that when
yon do make shoes for the army you will make them
?:ood and strong. If yon will do that I will be your
rleod until we all throw off oar Bhoes and go whero
we don't need them.
The Goneral was then presented to those in attendanc<%
and Bhook each one cordially bv t'^e hand.
The formal exercises then closed and the members of
the trade retired.
1 mi ail miiiiMi |
Trial and Conviction of Caroline Vrealaad for '
Assault With a Butcher Knife on Mr.
f "ihracder?She is Sent to the State
.Prison for Four Tears. '
Teaterdagr. In the General Sessions, before
Recorder Hackett, Caroline B. Vreelanrt was tried '
upon an Indictment for a felonious assault and bat- "
tery upon Robert Scliroeder, committed in an
examination room in the Tombs Police Court on tbe /
loth of this month. The occurrence Is fresh In tb?
memory of our readers, and It Is only necessary to
mention the leading faots. It will be remembered
that at tbe uuie of the assault an examination was
pending before Justice Dow ling, in which Miss Ada.
Myers (the daughter of Mrs. Vreeland) brought a> ?
charge against Mr. Schroader for alleged seduction.
The witnesses called by Assistant District Attor* i
ney Fellows for the people were Justice Dowling,1
Edwin James, Stophen Hayes and John Landsman,
all of whom detailed the circumstances of the as^
sault. The substance of their testimony was thatupon
the day in question the persona concerned tar
this case were In a room taking testimony, Mr?. '
Schroeder. bv order of Judae Dow I in a. havinir been!
removed from the room; that she rushed In with al ,
large butcher knife In her band towards Mr.
Bohroeder, making three stabs, cutting hi* coot la
three different places, but lnaietlng no wounds*
Borne gentleman said to her, "What are yoa about
with that knife v and she said, "I got it, and 1
mean to do It." tthe struck him as 11 somewhere*
about the neck, but the kntte seemed to go dowal
upon his back. Junttce Dowlliig was absent from tbeJ
room at the time the assault was made, bdt on ht? '
return saw Mrs. Vreelaad standing in the middle or
the room with a kniie in her hand; he advanced]
toward her and took ihe knife from her hand. I
Mr. Win. F. Howe, couusel for Mrs. Vreeland,/ *
made an effective opening, stating that be wool<l( r
show, by a number of witnesses, that the accused/
was Irresponsible for her acts, ana that the cnmlnafj
con duct of Schroder (whose absence lie commented! .
upon in severe terms) lu relation t<? her daughter hu( 4
frenzied her as toiuake her insane at the time of tho\
Mi's. Vreeland went on to state that two month*
before the occurrence she procured the kulfe u* S
lrl?hten off people wiio had lobbd Her or valuable!
books; that wnile sue was In the room at the Tomlxil
she heard something said about her tiaugnter. andj .
came out; she did not. know whether It was a knlfa ?
or a bfuuderbus that she had lu her hand; shq 1
heard horrid questions put to her daughter, and be-y
came mad, and she knew not what (he did until
next morning. Mr. Howe proceeded u> ask ht rt
about the Insanity of her relatives. She said ihq
lieurd that two weeks before the occurrence lieu
nephew|bhot himsoif m a tit of insanity; all uer aunt4
on t'cr lather's side were in aue.
Co.onel Felluws cross-examined the witness, whoj
staled that her first husband's name was Jonrf
M\ers, and, alter notuo hesitation, said her maiaeui ,
nauie was Caroline E. Kendrlck; that sue was inur-i
ried to Lieutena.it Shelly, who wa--> her secoud hus-*
band, auil had been married a thirl tuneMr.
Howe then called a host of witnesses to short j
that Mrs. Vreeland a> ted strangely and tnai her cou< 0
duct Indicated that she was not lu her right mind.
Margaret W. Norton, a sister of the prisoner, wliaf
resides In Boston, testified that Mrs. Vreeland did)
not becume a woman until sue was nineteen veard
old; at that time aud before it at monthly period* she
would wander out alone and talk to trees;
flowers aud stats; she would nave spelt* of scream-)
lng and wou d tear her ha.r; when Mis. Vreeland!
was sixteen she became an actress.
David Taylor, a resident ol Mediord, Mass., whosa
wile Is a sifter of the uelet.dant, also ?t ted that sha
acted strangely, and was about to describe a trailed
which Mrs. \ reelaud had iu 1-49 when the Recorder*.
ruled thai the evidence was inadmissible. ,
Air. Ilowe offered to prove time nhe was roar flay*,
wholly unconscious, and subsequently, to show by a?
physician that tnal t?o<hiy condition might produce
insanity at any mo.ueat. J
Lydia WUey, from Charlestown, Mass., who had!
been acquainted wlili Mrs. Vreeland lor twenty!
years, said sue often acted strangely, irequentlil
imagining nerself to bj a bird in 1S49. 1 /
Frederick Taylor, Jr., of Medioid, testified than ,
about eleven years ago, wlien Mr9. Vreeland wa?
visiting at (heir bouse, she gut up in tne noddle oi
tne night and wanted logo to Boston to see her llttla
girl, und because a man wou.d not lake her to thaj /
oepot she seized a large knife and threatened to kliF 4
hint; sho wouid ufien sit up all night and tallc1,
btruiig'ly. 4 i
Helen M. Cook, of this city, an agent for a PhilV
adelplila publishing house, te-titled that I4r<?. Vret*>
l aid was a sub-agent for her, and that lately she ?
had acted so singularly that she iMrs. Cook) w&i
ulrald to trust ber with her business.
Ada Myers, tne daughter of the accused, was the*
next witness. Blie swore mat her mother threaten J /
ed to hang herself at one tluie, and at another attempted
to take hor life by poisoning herstril, and '
that she (Ada) was compelled to watch and folloW
her so to prevent her from destroying herself.
Mr. tlowe offered to show that the witness was
proseci.ttug Mr. .sehroeder lor Bednetion, but ihe{ ,
Hecoruer ruled the evidence to be lnaumissible.
In the coutseol tne c.oss-exauunation Ada said
that her nictber brougut a ease against ucorge VreeJ
land for aiiiuony, wnich was dismissed. The wit<
ness Mild she was matrled when she was fourteen
jears and seven ntontus old, and only lived fhreg
inoinhs with her hnsoa;.d; she could not say wlierd
Khe nted in 1S&J. The (_ou.t permitted Mr. Howe tot
l<*t Ada tell ";he stoiy of her supposed wrongs," t
whicu sue repeated to her mo.her and Jusi.reE
liowimg, whioh was m sutistance that schroo-* '
tier mumcd ner, not tier iu ui<j lumnyj
way, said lie wanted to bring ?her with him'
to Gei-many, induced her to ta*c medicine*, j
which ii.ij uo eiTeet, uud after con-iderabie pewu.i?|
>iou she cuii.vMuo^l to Iw.e an uborUou produced;! '
Bchroe<ier furiheuiore In ormed her that a minute*
hud not maaleu Hum, that Hue wus only hm hush
tress, and thai he would uuvaucesher m ney toRee?
a bad house on condition that she wouiu hauu thjf
proceeds over to nun; ihe witness denied that slid
Uaii a conversation w ltii i?dwiu Jaines in regard tan '
wuat alie sum ?ne lo.u her moiher. in answer to ami
inquiry by the Coart kuo haul mho kn. w n fthinjw J
aijuut the mau sue married waen she was united <sl
Sciuoeder; she was dtvoiced iroiu him in New Yoiii
because he treated her badly. j >
a receaB was had, after winch Mr. Fellows recall':<e j
Mr. Edwin James, wno testified that as soon an Mrs.'
Vreeland was taueu into custody ior attempting to]
stab Mr. Bchroeder he iud a conversation with Ada.) '
hhe expressed nerseii as being sorry for bringing)
the charges aguin t Mr di tiroeder, and that she hs<a r
been induced to do so by uer mother. Justice JOow-'
ling dismissed the case ag.unst Schroeder. }
Mr. Fellows then proved by documentary evidencq .
that m ln6a Caroline K. anelly was convicted ion '
stealing, and was sentenced to Uio State Prison lor,
one y?.ar. Mr. Howe was permitted to Introduce iu
uaMon, which the prosecuting odlcer conceded ie-1
luted to the same person. ) .
Mr. Ilowe proceeded in a brief but pathetic speech/ ''
to present Ms case to tlie jury,.followed by Co'onuE
Fellow*, who, in a logical, amusing and eloquenu
address, proceeded to show that the testimony iierj <
monstratud Mrs. Vreeland to be a notorious blaclb
mailer, and that tlie deience of Insanity set up byj
the defence was too judicious to be entertained by. ?
sensible men. ?
Recorder llackctt delivered an elaborate and row
nuskably clear cnarge, and the jury retired at/
twenty minutes pa-1 live to deliberate on their vera
d.ct. At six o'clock they returned to the court rooia!
and the foreman rendered the Verdict, wmch was
"CiuiUy of assault and battery with a dangerous* s
weapon with intent to do bodily harm," coupled?
with a recommendation to mercy. i
Mr. Fellows uio>ed for sentence, and Mrs. VreeW
land, on being asked what al e had to say why Jodg-I >
incut should not be pronounced, said that she wis
lnuoceut ol the charge, and that she had anotheM
daughter besides Ada, both of whofn were depend*
lug upon h -r ior support, bhe hoped the Recorded '
would ba iHulffliL with her. iJ 1
Recorder Hackett said that He believed there waft'
not a woman iu ttiU city who could surpa.su Iter tnl
badness, and Uiut he held iu his bund a staJiemenG
winch Bet lurih that uhe was a harlot years ago.
Mrs. Vreeland interrupted 'he Recorder ?y Having,
very emphatically, "l never was m this world.'**
Ilia Honor couttuued to remark that he had
lnteuded to impose the highest penalty the la#
would permit him to do should the Jury have cdtii
vlcted her of the mum charge, lie would respect
their recommendation and take a ye,ir oir the sentence.
She was tout to the State Prison for t??us
THl llhiflll LfcA6Ufc CF AIKRICA. , '
The National Executive Committee of the Unloffj f
League of America met at the Su Nicholas Hotel)
yesterday (Tuesday) alternoon, William a. Newell,'
ex-Governor of New Jersey, In the chair, and]
Thomas J. Decker, of New York, secretary. Ther&
were present, among others, Joseph O. McCJnalde, or
Philadelphia; ex-Governor Marshal Jewell, of ConW /*
nectlcut; (Jeneral D. Wood ale, of Delaware; ColoneU
Thomas R. Rich, of Maryland: Thomas vv. ( onwav,!
of New Or.eans; Jatnes Tcrwllllster, C. C. Plnckney, *
Wm. V. Alexander, Charles a. Thompson and Henry] ~
Beeny, of New Yoric. i
The Secretary's report was read, Riving an en-'
couraglng account of the.republican party through-. y
out the Union. It showed that the system 01 ?rganl?.
zatiou was so far complete as to Insure an overwhelming
victory In the Congressional olectlom
about to take place. It declared that by faithful! f
work In New York the Slate could be redeemed]
from the democracy In vie# or the new lawd in regard
to electlous.
The rest of the session was of a more secrets
character, In which, it is stated, that a spicy scene *
occurred between the Jtrlcnd* of the administration)
aud others. The former, however, triumphed by an
overwhelming vote. The committee adjourned to v
meet at Cape May in July. V
Attempt to Commit Sdioidk at Troy.?On Saturday
a young lady named Mi*s Sage, residing In the
upper part of the city, attempted to commit soiutde
by jumping Into trie river near the iststp <tan . kh ?
was rescued icl dlfflcoHy by s m< >/? wbJ
were flMhlag near : 17. ?Trou Wlu:, jiui Si.

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