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MURDERS IN PITTSTON.
The Assassination of Wisner Cleared Up. A SELF-CONVICTED CRIMINAL. A Notorious Thief, Taken for Horse Stealing, Admits the Murder. A REMARKABLE CASE. While Inrareernted for Felony Duvenport In forms Win Fellow Prisoners of the Cold-Blooded Deed. A GANG OF CONVICTS IN COURT. No One to Give Evidence in Be half of the Culprit. VERDICT OF TIIE JURY. Pittston, Pa., April 24, 1872. Pittston tins been three times thrown Into a stato of excitement since the 4th of January, aud the first cane has Just been tried and a verdict rendered this evening. The case at the time was one that created tho greatest "hubbub" In Pittston aud vicinity. Tho victim was a highly respectable citizen of that place, a carpenter by trado and a sober and indus trious man, about forty years of age. The murder tvas committed on the night of January 4, and, so far as the circumstances were found to exist and afterwards ascertained on the trial, which ended to-day, are as follows:?Wisner had beon among some companions in the afternoon, and, according to testimony before the Coroner's Jury, deceased bad been Indulging tn extensive libations of ale and whiskey; but at about nine o'clook in the evening tie was seon to leave a saloon In the NKIQHOOBllOOD OF TUB JUNCTION, in tho upper portion of Pittston, where ho was found dead on the morning of the 5th, lying be etle tho Lehigh Valley llallroad track, at the bottom of a wall fifteen feet high, and upon which tho main Btroet of Pittston Is built. After leaving the saloon mentioned above he was not seen again until found doad, as above described. The Coroner's Jury, after several sittings, were unable to give the smallest key to a tangible story as to the causc of his death, but upon the probable facts elicited rendered this verdict:?"That the decoaaed came to bis death at the hands of some person or persons unkuown." In a few days the lodge of Odd Fellows of which he was an honorable member offered a reward of $500 for the apprehension of the murderer, and the Borough Council of Pittston supplemented the re ward by an additional reward of fftOO, MAKING THE KEWABD ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS IK ALL. This large sum of money was calculated to, and did, create considerable excitement among the de tective officers of this valley, but tho most deter mined efforts failed to accomplish the end sought. 8omo three weeks afterward a man arrived In the borough of Pittston, mounted on a handsome brown mare, aud tho suspicions of the Chief of Police, A. O. Mllllgau, were aroused. The latter knew the rider as a noted thief, having upon a former occa sion arrested lilra for stealing mules. Tills inan was known as Davenport, with a string of ugly aliases. Davenport was arrested upon suspicion of baring stolen the property aud placed In the borough lock-up. The next day the Chief's sus picions were confirmed by the owner calling for his property and paying the Chief $100 for his reward. Davonport was In due course sent to the county prison at Wilkesbarre to await the action of the Court. The case of Wisner had been quite lost sight of by the people, but not so with the con science of tho murderer. DAvnwar "atownra tith oafk." Davenport soon made a number of friends and coulidauts of his companions In prison. A word now and then passed between the con\*lcts within the hearing of some of the officials, and by assist ance of the Chief of Police of Wilkesbarre, M. A. Kearney, It was elicited that t Ills same Davenport was In some way connected with the death of Wis ner, if not directly the Instrument and author of the crime. Detectives Kearney and Milllgan were untiring In their efforts, and to-day's trial proves the effectiveness of their energy. The case was opened yesterday morning before E. M. Hanllng. Presiding Judge, and 1). K. Morse and 11. V. I'fauts, Associate Judges; District Attor ney Merriman and Messrs. Palmer and Collins were for tho Commonwealth; Lunberton and Farnham for the defendant. Several hours were occupied by Witnesses describing minor frets pertaining to the rteaih of Wisner and location oi tbe body when found, which were published in the Ukuald at the time of the murder. TKernMUNY OF HENRY MORRIS. Henry Morris wan the first witness called for the prosecution upon circumstantial evidence to com mit Davenport, alias Jackson Sanders, alias Jackson Hrown. Morris testified that on the morning of nth of January, at about half-past two o'clock, south ,'a,"p 10 ,lla door and knocked for admis sion ; t>." 'nqulrjr respecting who was there was re peatedly5 J'?ude, and each time was answered ''Friendh* then got out of bed and went to tlio door and asked >)'m w''ut he wanted, and he replied that he had l>een ?K>wn tow11 ana K()t Into a tight, and he wanted to cotw? -, ttD'' Wft8h the blood oil of his clothes; Morris told iijni t? 8? J? a hotel, and tli<5 man left the door, but ^'"en Morris had fairly opened It the stranger return*. ? walked Into the Louse, and then Morris recognlfcv''1 '?im as Daven port, the prisoner on trial; his cloth..'1'? fas niuddy and badly disarranged, and he presenter a vpgrant appearance; whey he left the house it Wa^ nefirly three ? ? ISABELLA MORRIS CORROBORATED her husband s testimony and Identified the prisoner as the man who was there on the night referred to. John Rider, a l*>ss on the Lackawanna and Bloorasbuig Railroad, between Plttston and ticran ton, was next sworn;?He recognized the prisoner as the roan on the day after the murder who passed his gang of men at work on the railroad, and who stopped a few minutes, gave the hands aome whiskey and then urged that he must hurry on; he said there was a man killed in Plttston last night, and they nay I did It, ?* ? *. It may be observed that no one had accused Davenport of the crime, not even suspected him as the guilty person, and here follows the line of evi dence against him, showing that he engulfed hlm nelf Into the misfortune or being upon trial for his life by his braggadocio and propensity for telling of "bigger <WM" than other of his fellow convicts. THE Mt'KIlKHKR SKI.E-CONYKTED. Charles A. Doyle, late a prisoner In the jail, testi fied that he heard the prisoner talking to O'Don nell, a fellow convict also, about the Plttston mur der; the prisoner said, "1 put the light out, auy how;" O'lHHinell asked him how he ?1|<1 If, and he replied that he struck him back of the neck and knocked him down and w<>nt through his pockets; lie said after ho got something out of bis pockets he saw three men coming up umt he pitched the man over th? wall; He heard 1.1m sny something about a photograph and letter: he st.11 a young girl had the photograph; I asked him If he Wd,? r.ot, afraid she would go back on him and he said, "No; lamn her, she dare not;" he said If anybody should ever squeal on him they had better make their peace with God: once, while O'Donnell was talking to him he said, "Yon know so much about It I will tell you something more; THE FELLOW WHO IILLRP THE MAN was named Davenport, and there is a man In this I all who knows him. The prisoner was known in all as Jackson Banders, and was so indicted. He said if he was found guilty of the murder he would "be damned if he would conless if he was on the gallows." He said he wonld not disgrace his mends. PAVENPORT'i PHOTOGRAPH DOIHJE. Charles Harding, another convict, a resident ol Blnghamton, S. Y., testified that he charged the prisoner while in Jail with complicity in the Nesslei murder, and he replied that he had always got out of every other scrape he had been in, and ho would get out of this; that they could not prove anything against him. He said that he had got Into a diffi culty with a man, and that be had shoved him ovei a bank. Ho said that he would have finished the man so that he would never have got over It, but there were two men coming op the track, so he had to leave. Me said if I would wrlto him a recoipt that 1 had traded horses with him, and give hlni ffl to boot, he would show me a photograph he had got oft this fellow's body. AKRAID OK THE RPFFIAN. Fanny Stevens, another convict In the Jail, testi fied she heard Sanders say that he took a photo graph and a letter from the man who was mur dered, and then threw him over the wall. Hhe was reluctant about testifying because she was afraid of Sanders. KIU.K0 ItIM AND TOREW HIM OVER THE WALL. Robert Campbell in Jail for drunkenness, swore that he heard Sanders say that he killed a fellow up in Plttston and threw htm over the wall. He heard Inm say that he took a photograph from him. He 8&I<1 tliBt he Haw throe tnen coming tip juat after ho threw him over the wall, and then ran away Mr. Bauuigarduer, a merchant of Pituiou. tMtt fled to having aeen In the prisoner'* posaeiwlon a photograph that tho deceased prized very much, ami had hoard the deceased say frequently lhal lie uIwhth carried It with him. ^ Upon thin evidence the prosecution rented thotr case, and the defence then declared their line of ac tion to l>e a denial of the truthfulness of the wit nesses for the prosecution, and that .Sanders never made the alleged confession. It being about the hour of noon an adjournment wus asked until two o'clock this afternoon, In order to give the dofence time to decide upon what ac tion to take for their client, they having been ap pointed by the Court to take charge of the defeuoe without a moment's notice. NO KVIDHNCE KOK TUB DBKBNOH. At two o'clock the Court assembled, and the de fence stated that they had been uuable In the short time allotted tlieni to secure auy evidence material to their client's Interest, and they would be com pelled to sum up the case and submit it to the Jury as presented by the prosecution. This wa* a surprise to almost everybody In the Court House, and yet under the circumstances of tho extreme poverty of tho case for the defendant, It was to ho admitted that nothing more could liavo been done. Parnham delivered a very able address to the Jury, making an exhaustive search for tho weak points In tho cane of the prosecution, and took his seat to bo followed by Palmer for the pros ecution. Palmer commenced his address to the Jury by the pertinent Inquiry, WHY, IK NOT TIIK MURDERER, had not Jackson Sanders endeavored to show where he was on the evening previous and at the time of the mnrdor. He marshalled the evidence and facts elicited on the case In formidable array. The charge of Judge Harding was lengthy, revis ing all the material points lu the case, and clearly and impressively Instructing the jury upon their duties. TIIK VERDICT?Tim WEAK-KNEED PRISONER. At half-past two o'clock the case was given to the Jury, and the Court adjourned until seven o'clock this evening, when the Jury returned a ver dict of guilty of murder in the first degree. Tho prisoner heard the verdict with a strong effort at composure, but he could not help betraying tho overwhelming Internal emotions that heaved within his breast, and his fhoe flushed to scarlet, his teeth wero tightly compressed, and he vainly endeavored to prove himself capable of hearing his fate without a sign of weakness or regret; but na ture failed him. Prom the timoof his first Incarceration until now he has had no friends to gather near him and cheer his despondent moments, or counsel to give advice or arrange a plausible, or even tho shadow of, defence. He tells your reporter that ho has no relations In this vicinity; that his parents and brothers, who are rich farmers In Lycoming county, know nothing of his situation, and that he did not know until two or three days since that an Indict ment for murder had been found against him. Ho was romandod to Jail to await sentence, whloh will probably be given on Saturday of this wcok. The conviction of Sanders for murder In the first decree Is the first. In six years in this county, and yet there Is scarcely a Court sits but some one or more cases of murder arc on the docket. Hut Judgo Harding recently elected, appears to be a terror to evil-doers, and the citizens are lu strong sympathy with his decision*. THE WIFE KILLER CONVICTED. Jamri P. Hunter, a Decayed Drunken Sport, Pounded Ilia Wife to Death?The Woman's Character?He PIcada Utility of Murder In the Second Degree, PiTTsrroN, April 24, 1872. Immediately following Davenport's case another Jury was empanelled to try another murder case. James P. Hunter was Indicted for killing Ills wife a few weeks since In Plttstou under the following circumstances, in brief:?Hunter has been for a number of years addicted to liquor, and when In toxicated became savago and brutal lu the ex treme. Neighbors have been frequently com pelled to rescue his wife from his terrlblo treatment. It to averred that upon several occasions heretofore he has pounded her until Ufo was almost extinct. Bcforo this occasion ho got drunk while they were moving. During tho evon ' lng several neighbors heard of the row In his house and went In to ascertain the trouble. Hunter had thou already beat her, and the hair of her head was lylug around the floor In small heaps. The wife, Margaret, was Importuned to detail the cause and author of her injuries; bat, in keeping with her reputation for PATIENCE, ENDURANCE AND FIRM AI.I.ElII ANCE to her husband, even when under the most atro cious treatment of the drunken brute, she deollned to state the particulars. Ilor friends, at about nino o'clock In the evening, left the pair, both refusing to enlighten tho neighbors and friends upon the matter. The next morning Chief of Police A. O. MUllgan was notified that a woman was lying in a dying condition at a house In Plttston borough, and before he could arrive there "Margaret Hunter, tho wife of James P. Hunter, had breathed her last," and without one murmur against the husband who had taken her life. m was urnuuT slack with nnnuM and stained with her gore, ller face was swollen almost out of recognition, and the hair of her head whs hanging in blotches, with blood on the walls and scattered around on the lloor. Hunter averred his inability to give any plausible theory for the death or his wife. When arrested he was yet drunk. After ho had been tired beating her he had evidently laid down beside her on tho lloor and slept until morning, when, he said, ho was first aware of her serious condition. He said to the Chief of Police, when on his wav to the lockup, I have lived with th.it woman forty years, anil I don't see why she should get up and dio now." Ho at one time held a high social position in Plttston, and his wife was a favorite lu the Presbyterian church circle. Ilt'NTEB PLC APS Oni.TV. This evening the trial of James P. Hunter, for the murder of Margaret (In the second degree), was begun, and, after hearing a number of witnesses. deicrlDlny the above facts, as set forth, the counsel for the defence Interrupted the proceedings and ended the further argument of this case by pleading guilty to the indictment. The case will stand over until"Saturday at least, when It Is probable both Sunders and Hunter will be sentenced. "COACH" O'CONNELL CAPTUEED. John O'Connell, the Last Man of the Late Tammany Imbroglio, Arreated and Held Under $3,000 Ball. John O'Conncll, alias "Coach," the man who Is accused of firing the shot that went through McNally's coat, was arrested on Wednesday night and brSdght before Judge Scott, at Essex Market, yesterday. He Is a tall, stout-built young man, about twenty-flvo years of age, with a light mustache and fresh complexion. He said that he had been accused of running away; but, on the contrary, he was on his way to deliver himself up when he was arrested. Captain Cameron came with him to the Court and stated that he had received a note from McNulty, saying he was unable to l>e present. O'Conncll wart therefore held for examination. His bondsman was in Court, but as the formal complaint had been made the ball could not bo fixed. The reporter visited O'Connell in his cell, on the second tier of Essex Street Prison, and found him in companion ship with a monomaniac named Julius Lesser, who was arrested for forgery tho day before? S nian who talked about millions like a Vanderbllt or an Astor, and desired the reporter to state that he was placed there merely through the treachery of a raise wife. After being cora Selled to listen to his rodomontade for some time, e addressed O'Connell:? Reporter?Mr. O'Connell, 1 believe yon are ac cused of lirlng at Inspector McNally. O'Connell?Yes, sir; there was a little row In Fourteenth street, near Tammany Hall, and I ran up to see what it was. McNally pointed a big navy revolver full at me and fired. I pulled quick and fired, too. I did not hurt him though. Reporter?Did you see his coat r Q'Connei.l?Yes; I aaw it in the station honse. Reporter?11 was close work. O'Connell?Yes; he would have been up In a balloon If it went In. Reporter?Have you known McNally long? O'Connell?l < 8; 1 know him three years. Report*??They say he whipped Owney Geoghegiin once. i 0'7'onnell?What! himt ne never put up his hands to a man In tils life. If ever he gets in any ; kind of a muss he pull* out a big pistol. Whv, If Owney would strike him once It would break lilm. He is good enough to scare boys with. Reporter?Wnen do you expect, to get out ? O'Connell? I don't know; he Is playing off sick and staying away. He want* to keep me In here over night for spite The reporter then bid Mr. O'Connell good day. About half-past threo in the afternoon McNally mado his appearance lu Court with counsel and made his formal complalut. He swore that O'Connell kicked him in the hPa<l from the Tammany steps to the curbstone, and then fired four shots at him, one of which struck him, pierc ing Blx thicknesses of cloth. O'Connell was then brought out, Identified aud sent back, his bail being fixed at $&,ouo. BURQLABS CAPTURED. Wednesday night last Joseph Logan, Ann Tyrrell and two unknown men broke into the premises 82 Cherry street, occupied by Henry Ilartman as a dwelling, and stole therefrom clothing and other property, to the value of $136. Mrs. Hartman, who was sleeping In tho front part of the house, heard the burglars gathering up their plunder, and on getting up anil going into the portion of the house where they were saw them run down stairs and escape Into the street. On searching the lower part of the house the woman Tyrrell was found secreted In a closet, with a portion of the stolen property iu her possession. Hhe was, of course, turned over to the police. Dining the night Logan was also arrested. Yesterday morning tho two worthies were taken before Judge Hogan, at the Tombs Police Court, and In default of ball were locked ut> to await trial. LTDIA SHERMAN. CLOSING SCENES OF SEE TRIAL The Argument of Counsel in the Presence of an Immense Audience. The Actused for the First Time Bursts Iuto Tears and Shows She Has a Heart Ca pable of Feeling Her Position. Nhw Haven, April -25, 1872. To-day hat* been one of unprecedented exclte mont In this city, bo far ua the proceeding in the criminal courts are concerned. The occasion of course waa the enactment of the closing scenes in the trial of Lydia Bherman for the murder of her husband, Horatio N. Sherman. Large as has been the audlonoo on previous days, that in attendance yesterday was Increased two fold. Long before the commencement of the summing up for ttie State every seat in the court room, that will accommodate probably four or Ave hundred per sons, was occupied by curions people who were anxious to get a glimpse of the accused and hear the arguments of the lawyers. By the tirao Mr. Wooster had got well Into his argument every available foot of standing room was occupied, and many ladies, elegantly uttlred and of genteel ap pearance, were forced to stand. Within the bar and surroundiug the tables of the reporters and lawyers were ladies, clergymen, professors In the colleges, ex-Senators and Assemblymen and State otllcers. The accused, during the entire morning, exhibited for the first time uneasiness, and although encour aged by her son, sister, brother and brother-in-law to hope for the best, her agitation could not be sup pressed, and when Mr. Wooster closed she burst Into tears, and for a moment the vast audience for got that she was accused of murder and felt a kindred SYMPATHY FOR TUB WKKPINO PRISONER who had at last broken down under the weight of accumulating evidence and the hostile comments of the people about her. The summing up for the prosecution was com menced at fifteen minutes before ten A. M. by Colonel William B. Wooster. lie opened amid a breathless stillness that settled over the crowded court room, by stating that the prosecution hud endeavored to introduce HO evidence except such as the facts warranted, and had neglected to put In none that they felt it their duty FOR THE PROTECTION OK SOCIETY to oiTer. This duty was now drawing to a closo and that or tho Jury was now beginning; tholr responsibility was great, and it behooved them to carefully weigh their duty to society by protect ing it from this character of crime that has become very frequent. Counsel then reviewed the circum stances attending the death of the two children and Sherman, and the symptoms attending tho Illness of the latter. The evidence of tho medical experts, he said, certainly established beyond a doubt that Sherman died of arsenical poison, with all the symptoms, except delirium, convulsions and purg ing, and the.presence of these, Professor Barker shows, are exceptional cases. It was very strange that in this CITY OF LKARSKO SCIENTISTS The defence had not produced some one to con trovert the testimony of this able chemist; they, however, attempted to show that the poison that was found in the stomach and liver might have been in tho cloth in which thev were wrapped. When tho prosecution showed it was new clotn they assumed that the poison was communicated to the part by the jar. When the witnesses swore it was a new Jar and perfectly clean they jump to the conclusion that the arsenic may have come from the green tinge in the jar. When that theory Is exploded by the evidence they assume that THE ARSENIC WA9 IN THE BOX In which the articles wen-packed; but the slate showed thin to be Impossible, when they full back upon the Idea that he waa poisoned by the bismuth prescribed by Dr. Plnney. After this had been dis pelled by the analysis of the specimen from the same package and the fact that I)r. Plnney's medi cine was not given to him until Thursday nlglit, long after the symptoms of arsenic had developed themselves, tho defence set up the theory tliat he took It In liquor over the bars ui the highways and BYWAYS OF THE CITY OF EI.MS. The absurdity of this Is shown In the fact that not a witness has testltled that during his visit to tills city he had tasted a drop of alcoholic liquors; on the contrary, the evidence shows he was sober when he returned home. Abandoning this supposi tion of accidental poisoning over tho bars, the de fence next Intimated that Sherman niay have made away with himself. They Introduce evidence trying to show despondency as likely to Induce hiui to COMMIT THE AfT HIMSELF! but the evidence all shows he was not of a despond ent turn of mind; that when at work the day lie was taken to his bed ho was sober and cheerful: that he returned home, took a cup of coffee, ate his fish, passed down into the village to attend an auc tion, and there was taken sick. He returns home and tella how sick he is. and expresses all through his Illness a desire to live, sends for the doctors and is teunclous of life. All these clearly show Sherman never contemplated taking his own life. Fearing that the Jury would not accept of any of these as an excuse for the tragedy, the defence, as a dernier ressort, Introduce to your attention Ht'BBAHD'S LOBSTERS, to show that of eating It he may have died. The lobster that he ate that night could scarcely con tain so much arsenic as the chemist found in the stomach, and Hubbard evidently brought It in as evidence at the last moment to combat science. The evidence of his mother-in-law, who lived In the family mauy years, shows that he never had attacics of pains in the stomach when on the debauches or alter coming out of them. The counsel briefly touched upon the motive of the prisoner, and declared that the evidence In the case had clearly shown a motive, as she was anxious to get a divorce. The only gap wanted In the evidence was that no person saw her sprinkle the fatal powder in Sherman's potions. Mr. Wooster dwelt with much emphasis upon the fact that the prisoner attended him through his sick ness, and was THE ONLY PERSON WIIO MIXED III9 MEDICINES and food. What other explanation of the demise of the husband can be given than that It was administered to him In his medicine during his ill ness ? The evidence Bhows that she gave him the first dose that resulted In his vomiting, and this was the case all through his Illness. The counsel closed his hour and a quarter speech with the re mark that if the Jury fulled to convict for want of evidence of a living witness who had seen the poi son sprinkled upon the food of the victim it was time that God helped us, for the people will not through their courts of law. While Mr. Wooster was speaking Judge Shlpman, United States District Jndgo of Hartford, and Judge Woodruff, United States Circuit Judge of New York, entered and took Beats besido Judge San ford. Mr. Gardner followed for the defence, commenc ing at fifteen minutes before twelve. He reviewed the evidence fully, referred to the affection that was shown to exist between the prisoner and her al leged victim, her efforts to reform him and I,IET HIM PP TO A HIOIIEK PLANE of manhood than that to which he had fallen by the use of the fiery liquid. Kven Mrs. Jones, the mother in-law of the deceased, bore U-stlmony to the devo tion of the prisoner to her husband. The argument In the main was very labored and dragged along wearily; but one good point made by the counscl was the fact of the prisoner BI*YlNO ARSENIC SO OPENLY, and Inquiring how to use it, when she could have come to New Haven and purchased It without any fear of detection. Indeed, the state would never have known that she had had arsenic In her posses sion had she not, frankly declared that fact and stated candidly the motive for which It was so se cured? TO POISON RATS. The last act of his life In giving Into her care, In the presence of God and man, the custody of his fa vorite boy, shows that no matter what others may have observed or felt to be their angry disagree ments Sherman passed from this life with a loving confidence In Ills wife. The counsel closed at twelve minutes before one, having spoken sixty-two min " Judge Foster, State Prosecutor, at a quarter past two, commenced to review the evidence, In the presence of a larger audience than was present In the morning, and many ladles being compelled to stand In the aisles. After disclaiming any Intention to put In any evidence not authorized by the prac tice, the counsel considered the points made In Mr. Gardner's summing np. The accused, he said, was accused of murder, and as the attorney Is com pelled to charge In the Indictment the particular degree, and all cases of poison under the law come under the designation or murder In the first degree, he had no alternative In this case tint to charge the higher offence; still tho Jury had the power to BRING IN A VERDICT OF MlrRDER IN THK BBCOND DEGREE. To convict the State must show, first, that he (Sherman) died; second, that he died of poison; third, that It was administered by the accused, and I fourth, that It was done with felonious intent. The ! first hud been proved beyond a doubt. In support I of the second It appears he entered the Iioiish a healthy man; ttie accused prepared and gave lilm food, and him alone?the other meinliers of the fam ily being away; went out, and within an hour was taken with an attack that carried him off. Slio alone tended him In his illness and WK S4Y SHE KILLED HIM! (Sensation.) What can i?e added to carry convic tion to the mind of her guilt, except we produce some one who swears they mixed the poison or saw It mixed by her? This man was well; took food and chocolate at tho Uaniu of wife; nigk ened find died, and poison was found In bis body. That 1h our cam. Is It. not plain and Intelligible ? The last point is that of Intent. The rule 1m that the defence must show the motive. Mrs. Sherman has not done bo, and It In fair to presume It wan done with felonious Intent. This case presents domestic relations of an unhappy character?distrust, cold ness ami jealousy, so much so that when Sherman's corpse lay there prisoner said to his mother, "J HAD RESOLVED TO LEAVE NEIGHS, but now I am glad I did not." This shows that their domestic relations were not happy. The defence had declared that life had never been taken upon the testimony of a single expert, and the prisouer should not be convicted on tne single testimony of Dr. Barker. Mr. Poster gave a Frenoh precedent in El we 11, where a person was liuug on uu analysis of one exhibiting poison after two lutd failed to llnd any. The prosecuting oRlcer elo quently dwelt upon the relations between Sherman and the accused: showed that she felt she was scorned, ami her af fection for him on his deathbed was the affection of Delilah, when she caressed Samp son that she might shear his locks, and touchingly pictured the scene at Sherman's deathbed, where ho oonildei) Jils l/eloved hoy to the prisoner's keeping. His words caused the accused to become deeply moved, and she HID IIKit RACK IN IIER HANDS AND WRIT. Her emotion, however, was but momentary, and again she assumed her usual composure and In difference to tho result. Mr. Foster closed after speaking one a half hour. His address is admitted to be one of the ablest ever offered In a murder trial in tills eltv. Mr. Wutrous closed the argument for the prisoner in nil able and earnest appeal for his client, whose guilt had certainly not been established by the tate. He denied' most positively that Sherman died of poison, and asserted that the evldenco showed that Dr. Beardsle.v did not believe he was suffering from poison, notwithstanding his evi dence, as, Instead of giving on antidote, he admin istered a blue pill and morphine. If his evidence be true the Doctor ought to bo indicted for neglect ing to treat him for poison. Counsel contended that the Slate had not shown arsenic in the stom ach, und if there was, It was probably the result of suicide. The Court adjourned till to-morrow morning, when the Judge will charge and the case bo given to the jury. A disagreement on their part is looked for. A bench warrant is awaiting her acquittal to re move her to Fairfield county to answer for Hurl hurt's death. THE COURTS. Interesting Proceedings in the United States Supreme and New York Courts. Assault on the High Sea*?Alleged Contempt of Court ? Non-Payment of Special Tax?A Charge of Counterfeiting?The Court Sten ographers' Mandamus?Suit to Recover a Diamond Ring?Verdict Against the Third Avenue Railway Company?Decisions. UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT. Testing the Question of a Patent Right for the Manufacture of Spoons und Knife Handles. Washinoton, April 2ft, 1R72. No. 168. Gorham Manufacturing Company vs. White?Appeal from the Circuit Court for the Southern district of New York. The bill In this case Is brought upon a patent granted to Gorham and others for a new design for spoon and fork handlos. The allegation Is that the defendant has Infringed the patent, and an injunction and account ing Is asked. Tho defence Is that none of t he designs used by the defendant are substantially the same as tho design covered by tho Gorham patent, but are, on tho contrary, Independent of anything secured to the patentees by their patent. The decree below was for the de fendant, the Court holding that there was such a difference of ornamentation between the designs that the oue used by the defendants could not bo said to be an Infringement of the plaintiff's patent. The appellants urge here that the defendants have introduced an article In plate so closely resembling their design that ordinary purchasers cannot distinguish the difference, and that their lytlclc In silver Is greatly Injured by the Imitation. It is claimed that the evidence Is clear that tho defendant's design could not, nn der any circumstances, have been produced without a knowledge of the plaintiffs; and it is submitted that It would be a discredit to our system of law if for such a wrong there existed no remedy. Keller aud Illake for appellants; C.eorge Clifford for ap pellees. UNITED STATES COMMISSIONERS' COURT. Charge Against a Norwegian Sailor. Before Commissioner Unborn. Ilarry Edwards, a sailor on board the Norwegian bark Skjold, was held, under an application from the Swedish and Norwegian Consul for his removal to Norway, 011 a charge of having, while 011 11 voyage from Australia to this port, drawn a knife and threatened to stub the first mate. Edwards was committed to the custody of the Marshal to await removal to Norway for trial. Alleged Contempt of Court. Before Commissioner Betts. The United States vs. David Kcmpner.?The de fendant was arrested by Deputy Marshal Purvis and brought before the Commissioner on a charge of having disobeyed an order of Judge Blatchford In certain bankruptcy proceedings, lie was held lu $1,500 ball to await an examination. Non-Payment of Special Tax. Before Commissioner Shields. The United States vs. Frank Duffy.?The defend ant was committed In default of $:>oo hall, on a charge of selling liquor and cigars without paying the special tax required by law. Alleged Counterfeiting. The United States vs. Gabriel Chlerre.?The de fendant was charged, on the affidavit of Bernard F. Hagan, with having, on the 18th or 19th Inst., attempted to pass two counterfeit $50 legal tender notus. He was held In $3,000 ball for examination. SUPERIOR COURT?TRIAL TERM?PART I. What Became of a Lawyer'* Diamond Ring. Before Judge Monell. James S. Carpenter vs. Abraham Gardener.?The plaintiff la a lawyer, and entrusted a diamond ring, valued at $150, to one Rowell to sell for him. A week or so afterward he met Rowell, and the latter told him that he had pawned the ring and lost the money at faro. The defendant, to whom Kowell had pawned the ring, refused to deliver it up. and the present suit was brought to recover its posses sion. The Jury by their verdict declared the plain tiff entitled to the ring, and also gave lilin $14 for damages for Its detention. SUPREME COURT-CHAMBERS. Paying the Court Stenographer*. Before Judge Brady. Application was made on behalf of the steno graphers of the various State Courts for a manda mus to compel the Board of Audit and Apportlon ccent to make an appropriation for the payment of their salaries due from the 1st of last January. The affidavits submitted In the case show clearly that the appointment of stenographers for the State Courts was made pursuant to an act passed by the Legislature In 1866, and that this law is In full force yet. It appears that the Comptroller doe* not deny their proper legal appointment or that they had failed to faithfully perform the duties required of them under such act; but claims his inability to pay them from there being no appropriation fo'r the purpose. The difficulty, however. Is that he and his associates. Messrs. Van Nort and Stebblns, of the Board of Apportionment and Audit, to whom Is delegated the power of making the appropria tion, refuse to do so, and hence the preseut appli cation, as without such appropriation they will be without remedy, Inasmuch as the duties and powers of the lloatd expire with the end ol the present month. The Judge promptly granted the applica tion, and the same will come up for argument to morrow. There are nine of these reporters, and all most skilled and expert short hand writers. No class of court or city officials, for that matter, work harder, and certainly none are more deserving of pay. The Comptroller Interposes no objection to the payment of the Judges and officers of the courts, and certainly the stenographers, under existing statutes, form as much a part of the court as the Judges or officers, and are as much entitled to re ceive their salaries. SUPERIOR COURT-TRIAL TERM-PART 2. Damages Against the Third Avenue Rall> road Company. Before Judge Curtis. John n. Htronb vs. The Third Avenue Kallrond Company.?On tho 30th of November, 1869, the I plaintiff was given a transfer ticket 011 one of the defendants' cars to go to Harlem. The ticket was dated the day previous. The conductor refnsed to take the ticket, and the latter, as tMe 8lalntlff further declares in his affidavit and testl es, threw him over the dashboard, injuring him In the back so that he has been unable to do any work since. He brought suit for $10,000 damages. The conductor, who was the principal witness against, the plaintiff, testified that the latter had no ticket and would not pay his fare; that he called him (the conductor) opprobrious names and drew a revolver, upon which lie pushed him off the steps. The testi mony of neither was very strongly t urroborsteiL The jury were lucUued (9 place more rcUancu on tho testimony of the plaintiff, and awarded him A ?ef- ' diet of $1,200 damages. SUPERIOR COURT-SPECIAL TERM. Oecliloni. By Judge William K. Curtis. Clarke vs. Fuller.?Motion granted. Schaug vs. The Manufacturing Light Company.? Order granted. Martinez vs. Jacobso n.?Same. Moore vs. Sullivan et al.? Same. Diery va. Fendt.? Same. By Judge Monell. Tohsop vs. Wendt.?Motion granted conditionally. See opinion. COURT OF GENERAL SESSIONS. Alleged Robbery of a Lawyer by a Re spectable Citizen of Westchester County?Value of Oood Character Remarks of Judge Bedford. Before City Judge Gunning S. Bedford. Shortly after the opening of the Court on Wednes day ex-Judge Hart addressed the Court in reference to the case of Francis Finch, who was chargcd with attempting to rob Zadock Hubbell, a Westchester county lawyer, and convicted last week of assault and battery, the Jury at the same time recommend ing a suspension of judgment. The Jury evidently intended to deal kindly with him; but Mr. Finch, in view of the excellent character which he proved, did not desire to have a suspended judgment hang ing over him. The ex-Judge continued, addressing Judge Bedford"Hearing your name reminds ine of tin incident that occurred some twenty years ago. At that time I had the honor to sit upon the bench in the county where I now reside. There was a man before us on trial for murder. Your honored father wan a witness In the case. It was a case whore a medical opinion and whore an opinion as to character had to be given. The defendant was a distinguished surgeon. On that occasion your father testified to his character. One of my asso ciates suggested to me during the progress of the trial that the defendaut would have to hang. But when this testimony came forth, when your father and other witnesses testified to tho pure life, exalted character and high standing in bis profession of the defendaut, my associate said to me, 'Tho good character of that man will save him.'" In conclusion the counsel, In view of the excellent character of Fluch asked the Court to Im pose a light penalty. Judgd wuufoi'u saitS"I entirely concur with you, and I think the records of this Court will snow that both my colleague and myself alwayspav the highest deference to good character, when liter ally, strictly and In reality proved. Your client In this caso did prove an excellent character, so good that the jury saw fit to recommond a sus pension of Judgment. I shall assume the responsi bility of going one step further, and will now honorably discnargo him, enforcing a mere nominal fine?six conts damages." Alleged Manslaughter of an Unknown Drunken Blan. The trial of Mlchaol Kenny was then begun. He was chargcd with manslaughter In causing tho death of an unknown mau on the evening of tho 22d June. Mr. Sullivan called Kdward McCabo, Thomas Killllean, fioorge 0. Blrkett and Abraham Kigcly, whose testimony was brief and within a small compass. It appeared that oil tho evening of the 22d of Jnne a drunken man was walking along Forty-third street, followed by a crowd of boys, who were teasing him. He had apiece of dag in his hand, and when he reached McCabe's liquor store, near Tenth avenue, where the accused was standing, ho was about to throw the stone at some little girls, when Kenny exclaimed, "For Clod's sake, don't hit those little girls." The man dropped tho stone and struck Kenny, after which the men clinched and fell. They rose from the ground, and tho deceased walked towards a lamppost and fell again. Ho was taken up by olllcers and citizens and carried to the station house. A doctor was called immediately, and he pronounced him to be dead. The physicians at the post-mortem examination gave It as their opinion that death was caused by concussion of the brain, whloh might have been occasioned by a blow or a rail. Mr. Howe, who defended Kenny, called the accused, who said that he only Interfered to prevent the little girl from being killed, and a policeman gave him a good oharacter for peace. Mr. Howe had so much confidence in the case that lie said he would not Insult the jury by addressing them at length, but expected them to render a verdict witnout leaving tneir Beats. Assistant District Attorney Sullivan maintained that the prisoner, on the cvidenoe, ought to bo con victed or manslaughter in the fourth degree, for human life was sacred. New York was becoming a city of blood, for tliere was scarcely a day passed without somebody losing his or her life unlawfully. Judge Bedford, in charging the Jury, after laying down the law and the facts, concluded as follows:? While I fully concur with the District Attorney In his allusion to the multiplicity of homicides per f>etrated In this city weekly and nightly, still I feel t Incumbent upon me to tell you twelve Jurymen that each case of homicide and every prisoner arraignod for homicide, must stand or fall upon the specific evidence offered 011 the trial, and under no circumstances should a Jury ever convict any prison er <ni general principles. The testimony alone In each case should be regarded as the sole guide to a righteous verdict. The Jury rendered a verdict of not guilty without leaving their scats. In the afternoon John A. Sheridan was plnced on trial charged with obtaining money by false pre tences. Tho allegation against him is that on the 8th of December, 1870, he obtained $2,000 from John W.Moore upon the delivery of a deed of a certain farm in Pike county, Pennsylvania, which purported to be a well tilled farm, with houses attached, which the prisoner showed to Moore and his mother-ln luw. When they went on to take possession of it they found that another gentlemen owned It. Soon after the prisoner's arrest he told Mr. Moore he was sorry that he committed the act, and that in two or throe days he would give him every dollar out of which he cheated him. the hour of adjourn ment having arrived, Mr. Howe asked that the cross-examination of the witness be postponed till Friday. Motion <0 Ball Emma Conch, the Alleged Blackmailer of a Clergyman. Before the Court adjourned Mr. Clinton moved for bail In the case of Emma Couch, charged with attempting to extort money from Rev. Dr. Carter for alleged Improper intimacy. He said that Wil liam M. Tweed was balled in the sum of $6,000, and he did not see why the District Attorney shonld de mand the suin of $ 10,000 to secure her appearance. Assistant District Attorney Fellows opposed the application, and In elOfaent terms defended tho reputation of Dr. Carter. Judge Bedrord said he would confer with District Attorney Garvin and render Ills decision on Friday. Larcenies and Burglaries. Patrick Coughlin, charged with bnrglarionsly en tering the premises of Owen Gormley, 419 Third avenue, on the 28th of March, and stealing billiard balls and liquor valued at #so, nleaded guilty to an attempt at burglary In the third degree. William Corey, Indicted for stealing $150 worth of Jewelry from Mary Ann Biakeley, 011 the 2d of tills month, pleaded guilty to an attempt at grand larcenv. The Judge, having been Informed by police offi cers that these prisoners had a bad reputation, sent each of them to the State Prison for two years and six months. James (Jraney, who grabbed a pocketbook con taining $60 from Mrs. Emily V. Buttey on the 8d Instant and ran away with It, pleaded guilty to an attempt at larceny. The complainant, who was a writer for one of the morning Journals, Informed the Judge that she got back $36, and wished Ills Honor to treat him kindly. One year lu the Peni tentiary was the sentence. John and Mary Gaylor (colored), who were charged with stealing pictures, a looking glass and some other household articles from Mary L. Mo/,or on the 6th of March, pleaded guilty to petty lar cenv. John was sent to the Penitentiary for three months, and Judgment was suspended in the case of his wife. COURT CALENDARS?THIS DAY. SfpnFME Conrr?Circuit?Held by Judge Van Brunt?Short causes.?Nos. 1181^, 2476, 2406, 271", 2863, 2994, 2402, 2953, 3021, 3045, 8063, 3065, 8000, 3071, 3073, 3075, 3079, 8081. 11*23, 2020, 2*67, 2966, 3037, 3150, 3107. Part 2?Held by Judfte Barrett?Short causes.?Nofc 2726, 2950 ?*, 2952. 29?2, 2464, 2982, ."?022 V 2828, 2278K, 1648M, 2924, 3084, :tO50, 2178, 2414, 2462, 2486, 2046, 2706, 2716, 2030, 2972, 29823062, 3082. supreme Court?Spkciai. Tikm?Held by Jndge Barnard.?Case on. No calendar. Suprkmr Court?Chambers?Held by Jndge Brady?Reserved cases.?Nos. 12, 10s, 108, 114, 117, 119,180,131, 141,148,149,161, 142,163,154. 165, 166, 157, 162, 167, 168, 170, 171, 172, 17ft Call, 178. superior court?Trial Trim?Part 1?Held by Judge Monell?Short causes.?Nn?. 1812, 1897, 1887, 1746,1707, 1288, 1774. Part 2?Held by Judge Cur tis.?No. 1012. Court ok Common Plkas?Trial Term?Held by Judge J. F. Dalv.?Nos. 1489, 1405, 1517, 178, 1542, 1540, 1566, 1618, 1669, 1532, ?,'6, 1*16, 1416, 1372, 1022, 1627, 769, 1579, 1580, 1864, 1467, 1304. 999, 1687. 710, 1494, 2021, 1524, 1562. Court ok Common Pleas- Eqvity Tkrm?Held by Judge Robinson.?No. 82. Maiunk Oot'RT?TniAi. Terx? Part 1?neid by Judge Curl Is.?Nos. 7423, 8698, 6865, 8870,9411, 7392, 8509, 8674, 8676, 7247, 8703, 8800, *851, 8883, 8887, 8898, 8805, 8896, 8897, 8S99 8901, 8901 >i, W02, 8910, 8911, 8912, 8914. Part 2?Held by Judge Nptulding.? Nos. 8194, 8705, 8861, 8167, 8105, 8666, 8200, C?7, 8880, 8879, 8888, 8889, 8891, 8892, 8894. Part 3?Hold bv Judge Groaa.? Nos. 8735, 0230, 9251, 9369, 9370, Wi81, 9418, 9420, 8427, 9489, 9491. Court op Oenki.al Sessions?Held by Gunning S. Bedford, City Judge.?Tho people vs. James Fitx slmtnons and Thomas Foster, robbery; Same vs. Daniel O'Donavan, felonious asuault and battery; Same as. Alfred Lovette, do.: Same vs. Henry Elstrup, grand larceny; Same vs. Mary c. Wilkin* (twocanes), do,; Same vs. Ernat Bernstein, receiv ing stolen goods; Same vs. Charles W. Woods and Thomas Fox, do.; Same vs. Krauk Maaterson, as sault and battery; Same vs. Edward Lamb, do.; Saine vs. Charles Berdat, do. COURT OF APPEALS CALENDAR. At,BANT, N. Y., April 25, 1872. The following la the Court of Appeals (Jay calen dar for April *l);?Nys. 212, 204, 273, 274, 277, 2.S, 1 2tU, 2*3, THE "LORD" GORDON-GOULD CASK. Appliration for the Appointment of a Receiver and an Injunetion on Behalf of Plaintiff. ' ARGUMENT OP COUNSEL. Adjournment of the Whole Case Until Thursday Next. The case of Gordon, alias Lord Gordon, vs. Jay Gould, came up again yesterday according to ad journment before Judge Brady, in Rupreme Court, Chambers. The court room was well filled and a good deal of Interest was manifested in the pro ceedings. Application for Tn? APPOINTMENT OK A. RKCKIVKR on behalf of the interests of Gordon was made bf Mr. .Htrahan, and an injunction ordered against the defendant. Mr. David Dudley Field, who appeare#for Jay Gould, addressing the Court, said?Your Honor, we are not prepared to go on with that motion until the other motions in these proceedings are dis posed of. Judge Brady?I supposed they were all to be heard together. Mr. Field?That is precisely what wo don't wanti the preliminary matter is, whether or not wo have the right to put Gordon to the oath, and until we do that, or until it Is decided that we cannot do it, we beg to call upon the Court to call the other mo tion. Judge Brady?On that point I have decided that you cannot examine tho parties on the motion. Mr. Field?Ttils is not an order to examine ths defendant, but an order granted by Your Honor re quiring the defendant to appear and be examined, for the purpose, primarily, of calling the plaintiff to prove his complaint, and we suppose that when the case is before the Court on that wo have the right, as in the case of Uavomeyer, to examine him geneV rally in regard to the case. The order was granted returnable on the 16th of April, but, the defendant not being found, it was extended to tho 18th, when an application was made by the defendant to va fate that order, and it is that motion we arc now ready to argue, and which we ask the Court to hear first. Mr. Stralian?On the 2d April Gordon commenced an action against Gould. In that action various orders were granted upon which to found that ap plication for the appointment of a receiver. The papers wore saved In that action and a day fixed for the hearing of the motion. I am now met by the statement that on the action at the Instance of Gould vs. Gordon tho plaintiff wants Information to frame his complaint. What relation has the in formation he desires with tho motion for the ap pointment of a receiver In reference to the moneys taken from Gordon, as our papers disclose ? There were three cases before tho Court set down for hearing at this time. The first is that of Gordon vs. Gould, in which we ask for the appointment of a receiver. The second is that at the instance of Gould vs. Gordon, called Action No. 1, ill which, upon an affidavit alleging that Mr. Gordon had received certain shares or Brio stock for tt specified purpose, which he had failed to apply as requested or directed, he got an order of arrest, and now we are here to show that the order was procured through false representations made by Gould?an imposition upon the Court?and we asK that tho order be vacated ou that gronnd. Tho third is upon the action called No. 2, Gould vs. Gor don, the merits of which liavo not yet been dis closed, except on an affidavit of the plaintiff, who seeks "to recover damages for fraud," &c. He now wants an order of examination with respect to the matters stated by Gordon to himself, and which, upon his own stating, must be within his knowl edge, and the Information which he asks is, there fore within his own knowledge. These three actions arc upon precisely the same state of facta-, and we ask that tner be all tried together. Mr. Field observed that ho was ready to proceed with the motion for the examination of the defen dant Gordon, but he was not ready in the others. He read affidavits made by Jay Gould and Elihu Root, to the effect that Messrs. Scars and Scott were material witnesses in the case, but as yet they were unable to find them. On these affidavits l?e moved for the postponement of the suits he re ferred to. Mr. Strahan?Our action Is for the purpose of having a receiver appointed on certain moneys and securities taken from us on March 23. 1 meet the affidavits now read by the statement made by Mr. (iould In his answer in this case on our complaint. In which he recites the various misrepresentations Gordon made to him, and in which he also says that "the defendant is Informed and believes that tho representations made by the plalntiir aforesaid were false to tho knowledge of the plalntiir." Let them tell us what It Is they propose to prove by these witnesses and we will see If we cannot reply to it. Tliey published this morning the affidavit, "of Mr. Greeley, and we are willing to take it. That Is a sufficient answer as far as Scott is concerned; and as regards Sears, they don't show in what manner his affidavit has any materiality In the question before us. Mr. Field said all they desired was to have Gordon placed on the stand, and they would then dispense with the examination of all other witnesses. They did not know that Gordon ever owned a single share of Erie stock or not. lie did not believe a word of it, and the only way to arrive at the troth was by the examination of Gordon himself If Gor don was not examined he would ask for a postpone ment to enable them to obtain the affidavits of the other witnesses in the case. Mr. Strahan said that Gould saw the stock In Gordon's possession, and he now pretended to doubt that he ever had it at all. Tlielr action in this matter was characteristic, and they are now endeavoring to fish up evidenco to substantiate the outrage which they perpetrated. Judge Brady saidI do not perceive any differ ence between this case and any other. It Involvoa a large sum of money, and I am willing to give every latitude to the investigation. I will give Mr. Gould a reasonable time for the preparation or the case, but all the motions will be heard together. Tho case was then adjourned to Thursday next. BERGH AND BRUTALITY. A Man Pull* a Horse's Tongne Off?Hf (a Sent to the Penitentiary for One Month. James Ross, a teamster In the employ of Mr. Stephens, the brewer, In Thirty-ninth street, waa arraigned in the Court of Special Sessions yester day, charged with having pulled a horse's tongne off. Mr. Bergh was present to conduct the prose cution, and had with him, in a jar of spirits, the portion of the animal's tongue which had been torn or cnt out. Mr. Hill, the complainant, having hoard ofthe circumstance, went to the stable tho same morning anil saw the prisoner, and told him he had better tell the trnth about it and perhaps 110 harm would come to him. He then said that he waa cleaning the fore legs of the horse, when he became fractions, and he took a half hitch around a stick and the tongue, to press It down, when a piece of the tongue came off. A veterlnarv surgeon who saw the horse tho next morning testified that ho was sent for by Mr. Stephenson, the prisoner's employer; he lookod In the horse's mouth, and saw that about six or seven inches of the tongue had been apparently cut off; the remainder was more or less inflamed, waa tender, and tho animal could not masticate its food; he saw the tongue some days before, and It was healthy then; the piece could not have been pulled off with the hands. The prisoner testified that he was cleaning the fore legs of tho horse in the stall, when it pulled bark violently and broke tho halter; ho then seized the lower Jaw of tho animal and twisted tbo tongue over the law; it then knocked its Jaw violently against the munger, and the piece of tne tongue came off: ho de nied having ever admitted that he took a hitch over the tongue. For the derence two veterinary sur peons were called, who testified that they had seen the tongues of the horses cut three parts through with the bit when tho animal was a hard pulling one; In that case It might drop off by a violent blow against the manger. They admitted that In this case tho tongue appeared as though a string had been passed round It where it was severed. Thcv both testified that it was Impossible to pull oil a pi'ece of the tongue with the hand. Several witnesses gave the prisoner a good char acter. The Court found him guilty, and, in con sideration of this, only sentenced nun to bo con fined in the Penitentiary for one month and to pay a fine of $28. FIRE IN BROOKLYN?L083 ABOUT FOURTEEN f THOUSAND DOLLARS. Between eleven and twelve o'clock yesterday* morning a Ore broke out In the upper part of the large brick building, Nos. 1, 2 and 3 York street, near Fulton. The firemen experienced a little difficulty In reaching the fire, and a damnge of about fourteen thousand dollars was dono before the flames were suppressed. ? The losses and Insurance are rts follows:? George Hudson A Son. owners of the building, loss $2,000 on building and $2,000 on palnls; insured in the Plncnix $7,000, Firemen'* Trust $;t,ntx), Nassau $2,400, and Continental $2,400. J. W. Sherman susta'.hed a loss on clothing of $h,oo0; Insured in the Gebhard for $1,500 hinT Fhcenlx $2,500. II. M. Gardiner, loss on printing materials, $2,000; insured In tho Tradesmen's In-< snrance Company for $8,500, Mechanics and Wil liamsburg <'ity $1,760 bach. Hall A lirothcrs, pho tographers, loss $7,t)00; insnred for $3,000. The Are originated In Hal' A Urothers' apartment, but tlio c&upv cqold uot bo mcci lulueO.