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Herald Special Report from the German Capital. The Imperial Asiatic Ambassadors Seeking En lightenment Concerning Christianity, Project of Missionary Propagandlsm bj Means of a State Church. A Prussian Savant on the IndeBtraotible Vitality of the Seed of Faith. Universal Toleration and Freedom of Conscience the Grand and Saving Essential TELEGRAM TO THEJEW YORK HERALD. The following special despatch to the HwtAT.n has been received from oar corre spondent in the German capital: ? Berlin, April 23, 1873. The Japanese Ambassadors, who have just returned to this city from St. Petersburg, have had a lengthy conference with an eminent German Professor of Jurisprudence regarding the propriety of endeavoring to establish Christianity as the state religion of the JajJ&nese Empire. COMPLETE TOLERATION PREFEBBADLE TO A STATE CHUI1CH. The German Professor earnestly dissuaded Ihftm from the project. The Ambassadors, who had already come to regard the change as probable and a favorable one, listened eagerly and with profound attention to his reasons when the Professor adduced facts from the history of Christendom to show that the Christian religion "cannot be enforced by governments, ' ' but that it is "vital only when it grows amongst a people and lrom a people." He counselled the granting of full, complete religions liberty by the government of Japan as the most desirable course for the Imperial Executive to pursue. PROFOUNDLY ENLIGHTENED AND POLITELY G HATEFUL. The ambassadors expressed their satisfac tion and thanked him for his advice. SPAIN. Parliamentary Bight and the Power of Govern* ment? Madrid Military on the Alert Commissions of Captains General Resigned? Madame Figu ras' Funeral. 1ELE6RAM 10 THE HEW YORK HERALD. Madrid, April 23, 1873. The permanent Committee or the National As sembly held a session to-day. The Ministers were present at the meeting, and hopes are now entertained that an agreement will be reached between these two branches of the government. CITY EXCITEMENT AND MILITARY PRECAUTION. There was a great assemblage outside of the hall of Congress, where the permanent committee was in session, but there was no disturbance. The National Guard occupy a strategic position, and are held In readiness tor any emergency. Unarmed troops paraded the streets of the city daring the day. Though trouble of some kind had t>een apprehended, all the shops were open. CAFTAIN8 UKNKRAL RESIUNINO Til KIR COMMISSIONS. General Pavia has resigned the Captain General ship of Madrid. General Velarde has resigned the Captain Gen eralship of Catalonia, to which he was only recently appointed, in consequence of disapproval by the government of the rlgorons measures he bad taken to secure the re-establlshment ol discipline among the troops under his command. FUNERAL OF MME. FIGUERAS. The remains of the wifo of President Figueras Were buried to-day. The funeral was attended by an Immense number of persons, including the members or the government, the foreign Ministers and other dignitaries. FRANCE. Political Alliance for the Coming Election Contest mtCRAM T3 THE NEW YORK HEUALO. Paris, April 23, 1873. M. Isaac Adolphe Cremlenx, who was a member of the Government or National Derence on the 4th of September, 1870, is supporting Count de Kemu aat, Minister of Foreign Affairs, for the vacant seat tn the National Assembly from this city. GERMANY. The Boer Riot Reformers of Frankfort Held in Check by the Military. TELEGRAM TO THE HEW Y3M HERALD. Prankfort-on-tiir-Main, April 23, 1873. It was expected that the persons incensed ut the Advance tn the price of beer would renew their riotous demonstrations yesterday, and tbe military guards throughout the city were strongly rein forced. The rioters, however, were overawed by the in creased number of troops, and up to this morning have remained quiet. It is now believed the re <WU1 be no more disorder. RUSSIA. Imperialist Preparation for a Visit to the Brit* ish Metropolis. TELEGRAM TO THE HEW YORK HERALD. London, April 23, 1873. His Imperial Illghness the Czarowltz Alexander Of Russia, accompanied by his wife, the tirand Duchess Marie Dagmar, daughter of tbe King of Denmark, and sister of the Princess Alexandra, wife of the Prince of Wales, will visit London dur ing the month of May. OCEAN TELEGRAPHY. (ha Atlantic Cable Tariff Bate Advanced? tl SO Gold Per Word. TELEERAM TO THE HEW YORK HERALD. London, April 23, 1872. As intimated yesteTilay the managers of the At En tic Cable Companies have determined to Increase m tariffs to as. ($ 1 so gold) per word. The ad vanced rate will go Into effect on tbe 1st er May. the reason assigned for this heavy andltion te the Els the limited facilities for transmission, caused he interruption of communication by the ch cabi*. 1 Herald Special Report from Khartoom, by Way of London. Sir SiiHcl Baker and tbe Members of His Party Said To Be Alive and in Health. An Agent of The Explorer Seen at the Pal ace of the King of Gondokooro. Soldiers Sent Forward to His Aid and for Escort. TrirtFAW to the new york herald. The following special despatch to the Hebald has been received from our corres pondent at Khartoom ? the capital of modern Nnbia ? on the Nile, by way of London: ? Ehabtoom, April 21, 1873. A merchant named Bockour, who has just arrived here from Gondokooro, reports that Sir Samuel Baker and the members of his expe ditionary party were well at Falookra. M. Bockour says he was present when Baker's agent came to the son of the King of Gondokooro and took two hundred soldiers to Falookra. This is trustworthy news. ENGLAND. Humored Suicide of an Earl? Agricultural Prospects. TELEGRAM TO THE HEW YORK HERALD. London, April 23, 1873. There Is a rumor In London this even.ng that Earl De La Warr has committed suicide. Charles Richard Sackville West, Earl De La Warr ana Viscount Cautllupe, C. B? Is a major general In the British army, an officer of the Le gion of Honor, and highly distinguished for his services In India and the Crimea. He Is High ye wart of Stratford-upon-Avon. He was born on the 15th of November, in the y ear 1815, and succeeded to the earldom on the 'Aid of February, In the year 1809. AORICrXTPBAI. PBOSrECTS. ? The weather to-day throughout England is fair and favorable to the crops. PERSONAL INTELLIGENCE. Ex-Mayor Innls, of Poughkeepsie, is at tbe Met ropolltan Hotel. General W. B. Franklin, of Hartford, has arrived at the Clenham Hotel. General Hancock and aids were at Barnum's Hotel In Baltimore yesterday. Ex-Mayor H. G. Eastman, of Poughkeepsie, Is staying at the Fifth Avenue Hotel. Captain Charles W. Kennedy, of the steamship Baltic, is at the Grand Central Hotol. Ex-Mayor Verry, of Springfield, Mass., Is not dead, us rei orted, but Is still Verry lively. John W. Young, a son of Brigham, Is In town with his third wlie, a former Miss Llbby Canfleld. Senator Cole's tamlly, with Jesse Grant, a son of the President, arrived In San Francisco on TneBday night. lion. Jason B. Brown, the new Secretary of Wyoming Territory, arrived in Cheyenne on Mon day. The Comte D'Eu and the Princess Imperial of Brazil are going to Europe to spend the Summer there. The Elmlra Advertiser (republican) believes State Senator Harrower innocent of official cor ruption. Governor Booth, of California, and Sam Bowles, of Sprin gfleld, Mass., arrived in Salt Lake City yes* terday, on a brief visit. J. H. Devereaux, of Cleveland, General Manager of the Lake Shore and Michigan Southern Railroad, is at the St. Nicholas Hotel. Dr. E. Thomas, the slaughtered Peace Commis sioner, bad his life Insured for $10,000, which will Inure to the benefit of his family. The "Age or Steel" Is the subject of an editorial In the Coal and Iron Record. It probably was writ ten for the latitude of Washington. J. Y. Buchanan is not the captain of Her Britan nic Majesty's steamship Challenger. On the con trary, J. Y. Buchanan is the civilian chemist of the expedition. Mr. Wash, de Pauw, of Lonlsvlile, Ky., has sas pended labor in his glass works on Sunday. He "washes his handB" oi any intention to violate the Lord's Day. Colonel N. Zeverly, editor of the Unterrijled Dem ocrat, published in Linn, Osage connty, Mo., died suddenly on the 14th instant, from an overdose of morphine. The average Londoner Is in the habit of mistak ing disused pumps for letter bexes, and of putting his letters In the slits In which the handles were wont to work. "You've got the symptoms," is the way of ex plaining It when a member of tbe Kentucky Legis lature appears on a railroad train under the in flaence of a "Bourbon flash." William W. Eaton, of Hartford, will be Speaker or the Connecticut House of Representatives. He Is an old democratic war horse, so straight that he sometimes "leans itackwurd." Baron de Bussierre, or France, yesterday arrived at the Sturtevant House. The Baron is the hus band or an American heiress, a daughter of Ben Halliday, the Pacific coast mllllonnalre.Q There arc already eight candidates in the field for Mayor of Jeilersonvlllo, Ind. What extenu ating circumstances can be adduced for bringing so many horses into a single race? They can't all be Mayors. Tbe venerable Thurlow Weed Is endeavoring to clear up the mystery about the antnorshlp of the letters of "Junius." We rather think be will find It a more difficult task than getting a New York city charter through onr Legislature. ? correspondent of an Eastern paper recalls the fact that forty years ago. In Florida, at a peace conference, under a flag of trace, between the Indians and white troops, the American com mander was treacherously shot dead by Osceola, a Seminole cblof. who died a lingering death In prison. Mr. Carl Hetnzer, editor of the radical German weekly, the Pioneer, of Boston, has been offered, by telegraph, a colonelcy In the Dutch army operating in Sumatra. Mr. Helnier formerly served with distinction and gallantry In that army on the Island of Java. It is understood that he will accept tbe etTer. The following circulates in London as Gladstone's only epigram ; though, perhaps, the uladstone who wrote it wis not "the peeple's William Here lie the bone* of Robert Lowe, A faitnlcM friend, a bitter foe. Whither hi* rustle** ?ptrlt's tied Cannot be thought of? much lew said. If to the foalm* of peace mj love, rare well hi hMppin?*n ahevnj And It he'i ifone (o a lower level, All mo?t connnUcrate (he deviL The Prince of Wales was recently installed as Most Eminent Grand Master of the Knights Tem plar of England and lroland. Tho Saturday Re view Is severe on this "Brnmmagen chivalry," and the Spectator calls It "marvellous, transmog rilled resuscitation or knights all In dust," it talks or "tomfoolery and incrryandrewi*m." The Review reminds the Comltig K that "life is not all beer and skittles." AlVert Edward seems to be lice the enfant terrible, whose elderly friends are always expecting htm to didftraco them in the eyes of tbe company. v A FEAST OF MUSIC. 8d7."d I'**' 0t thl B # delMOh" *? by the Boston Chorui. till6 !eC?U" perforraaace of Thomas' musical fes al showed no diminution of public Interest in he good work undertaken by the young pioneer of T"e ha" wa* crowded and the enthusiasm :r ?eater than on the preceding even log. The programme consisted of selections ",8rael tu KKTPt" and the "Hymn of Praise,- by Mendelssohn. The choral and orchestral parts in each were faiiy equat to the ^i?e;TPeCitatl0n9 ^0^me(, of tbem as ,ar ?? the rendering is concerned. There was a feeling of fiSw 1 ln th? m^D(,8 of the hearers when Ind rhl6 f ODfl ,r#m Hande1'8 wo* came to an vttn thl r Wa" Cau8ed hr t,ie thought that, with the transeendant majesty of the Ave cho recelve8jU IM ttnd lh? flnl8hed rendering they received, the audience had not enough of I'tlse?ranis a?ld ma8ter- The "H>,UI1 0f L,ivnrf??? k Kem 01 whloh can u"nrf a' ?,have a h08t of admirers, but it is rather unfortunately located when it follows a chorus from what may be considered as the most sublime bram 7rk t,iat 6Ver emanated irom the human am. fow people present at the performance, 7*? We" acqua,nte<? with the King of Ora hUt W?Ul'1 havo Pro,erret' to Hear that Soak'n chorusea commencing with '-He f lhe Word." and ending with "I will sin* uuto the Lord," to the "Lobgesang,.. lug though It may be. There Is a ru??ed majesty "M"'t """" ?" ? ?">? nou r ,l bT"UCh au able Corns as that or the thin^h r f' 8,1(1 Hay"n 8ocioty carries every following0'0 h The 8electlony n'a"o were m the ng order:? Opening recitative, double "The^Kn the Chlldrenor Israel;" tenor air, Kir ?urT^J;'ao?br%ol,1sr' k W forever;" recitative, double chorus tisass* C Kfri" fe" sssi jb&k mliy^'^ea^" aDfaua<^^*P''"^|e<' ** 'only practice on nf constant association and Which constitute t^mnsfwl em^r?an Vncbmrt ilM t&JSSflp&'SJgSf sSiMsnn ?? amounting to enthusiasm, an unanlinitl 71081 aud feeling, as if K w?h.,t7.n. i Jr. ?! tone ment combining every orchestral 'nHlrru* or afraisji'gy sstisgi xm, .z .KAtt.-xsciT.'.rS sa singing F Hat. This note t h r o uir h out t ha ! iil able body of instrumentalists were equally efficient." rl th^occarton, haYan' SSc^Vt'f'^r?^ rW?rk8h Performed Ui8t eveulng* too'k one o'clock! VThe?U|)ali ^T\i t^^V5 even to the second ""cow^L"0.^' So lar the costly enterprise or Theodore Ttaimiu has borne good iruit, and the subscriptions Jnday and Saturday are pouring In at sSch a ri?I that not a s^at wis, be vacau St' the SluZ. performances. This evcninir ih? ?.^T. J. ^ lzcd its presentation here on Trte.sday nifi SUIT AGAINST THE PIEDMONT RAILROAD. Legal proceedings have for some time been pend ing ln the Courts against the Piedmont Railroad In Virginia, on a mortgage. Application was made to the Attorney General to seize the road under the act of 1861, on the ground that It was confis cated to the government, having been constructed and used in the Interest of the rebellion. The At tQrney General has just decide*! that the Fresldeut's proclamation o T p'SVdon of li>68 operated so as to restore to the corporators or stockholders all their rights; aud, therefore, the right of the government to seize the road is debarred. The District Attor ney has been directed to discontinue proceedings and to foreclose the mortgage given to the Con federate government, on the ground that the con tract is a nullity. All proceedings against the road will be dropped. The interests at issue were about a million and a half of dollars. BELKNAP AND SHEUIDAN. Grvat Enthusiasm of tii? People of Texas Over the Secretary of War and "Little" General Phil. Brownsville, Texas, April 23, 1873. Secretary of War Belknap and (feneral Phil. Sheridan and parry left Ulngsrold barracks, 120 miles abov^here, for this place yesterday, and are expected hero to-morrow. The City Council ten dered them the freedom of the city and appointed a committee to meet and escort thorn Into town. Preparations are being made to extend a hearty welcomo to these distinguished persons by our peo ple generally without distinction of partj. OBITUARY. Paul Grout. Paul Grout, one of the oldest New York poli ticians of the century, has just closed his existence at his residence in Bedford avenue, Brooklyn, E. D., at the advanced age of seventy-nine years. The deoessed was very active in politics half a century ago, and was a member of the Tammany Society as lar back as 188U. He was sobseuuently elected a member of the Assembly, and filled nu merous local ofllces between that period and the succeeding fifteen or twenty years. His death re sulted lrom paralysla CINOINHATI STATISTICS . Cincinnati, April 23, 1873. The annual report of Captain Ii. H. Tatem, see* retary of the Board of Trade, is published. Prom the report it appears the total value of the manu factures or the city for the year 1872 was tuv 4uo,ooo, a gain over the preceding year or $*,.'>oo,o(><i. The maniiiattures of Iron reached $2A,7So,ooo; llqnors, f2i.ftoo.ooo: food, $ir,7fto.ooo: wood, fi.% 2.v?,uoo; clothing, $13,000,000; leather, $8.ooo,tHxt; tobacco, fA.600,000: soap, candles and oils, |8, 600,000. All these departments show an Increase over the preceding year with the exoeption of tobacco. The heaviest. Increase is in Iron muiiurac. t tires, which Is $3,000,000, and the number ol hands t nij loj cd in the manufactures is AH, boo. THE NATIONAL GAME. Boston, April 23, 1873. The first game of base ball of the season here for the championship was played between the Philadelphia club ?nd Boston nine to-day. The I'Uiladciptua cut* w?u? s to 6. SHOCKING TRAGEDY. Annie Hennessy, a Young Married Woman, in a Fit of Melan choly Murders Two of Her Children. The Boys Strangled and Their Bodies Then Roasted.. FEARFUL SCENE IN THE STATION HOUSE, The Bodies Pound in a Wash tub Stripped Naked. Particular* of tlie Horrible Occurrence. One of tlio moat sickening tragedies that has oc curred in this city lor years was enacted last niKht in the tenement house, No. 87 Third street. Mrs. liennessy, who occupied a back room on the fifth tloor. in a lit ot melancholy or puerperal mania, killed her two little sons, ueorge, aged three years, and Francis, aged live months. Abont eleven o'clock last evening intelligence was brought to the Seventeenth proclnct station house by Dr. Thompson or Twelfth street, that he had been called to the tenement house abovo men tioned, whon he found the two dead bodies of the children in a washtub and the mother sitting at the edge of the bed In a state oi insanity. He immediately, finding that be could be of no use, went to the station houso and informed the police of the terrible occurrence. The Captain and a couple of officers instantly repaired to the scene of the tragedy. The house is a most respectable oue in the exterior, and is situated in a very quiet neighborhood. The peo ple in the vicinity had not hoard of the matter when the pclice came, and in consequence there was not the slightest excitement when the police arrived. The Captain proceeded up stairs, accom panied by the Doctor and the ofllcers, and the lear ful spectacle met his view. Lying in the washtub, within two feet of the stove, were the bodies of the two ?INNOCENT AND UNFORTUNATE CIIILDUEN. They were completely naked, and so mntilated that their features were not recognisable. The flesh had been burned from their races and shoulders, the eyes had been roasted from their socketR, and tho lips of the little ones were awfully disfigured and swollen to au unnatual size. The unconscious cause of all this misery sat upon the bed without speech or motion, evidently not having the slightest idea of tho murders she had perpe trated. All efforts to make her conscious of the occurrence were unavailing; her features wore an expression of the deepest melancholy, but she manifested neither regret lor, or knowledge of, the death of her children. Tue bodies were covered over with a white cloth and removed to the station house, and the mother was arrested by Captain Walsh. The facts of the fearful affair aro as follows:? George Ilcn ncaay, the husband or the woman and rather of the children, came home rrom his work abou> half past seven o'clock. Ho is by trade a shoemaker, and works with his father on the corner of Nassau and Fulton streets. The apartments occupied by tho Hennessys, as stated before, are on the top floor of the house and consist of three rooms, a kitchen a sitting room. and a bedroom. The kitchen is the outer room, aud when Hennessey came to this door he found It looked. He knocked repeatedly, but re ceived no response for more than half an hour. At last the door was opened by Mrs. Hennessey, and, by the dim twilight, the first sight that met his view was the tub containing the bodies of the children. His wiro clutched him by the arm, and in an unearthly voice said. "Ueorge," at the game time pointing to the tub, "the children are all right? they are happy now." She repeated this Beverai times and then said, "I will soon be happy too." The feelings of tho unfortunate husband at the pitiable avowal, and tho thought 01 the fate that had overtaken his innocent offspring, can lie better imagined than described. He was almost stunned by the catastrophe, and for more than an hour could scarcely persuade himself that it was not A FEARFUL DREAM. When ho had somewhat recovered he thought that it would be well to summon assistance, and was about going out when the poor woman clung to him and endeavored to draw him bark. She seemed to be apprehensive of some dread calam ity; bnt after the first mention or the children she did not sgaln allude to them, and seemed to have forgotten them completely. One of the strangest features of tho case was tho fact that the eldest child of the woman, a little girl aged Ave, was peacefully sleeping in bed in the inner room untouched. How It. was that the life of this child was spared while the others were sa crificed it was impossible to say ; but tho people of the house say that she had been playing upon the Btreet np to a late hour in the afternoon, aud from the appearance of the bod Icq and their colddess, it was evident that the children had been killed in the early part or the day. When Mr. Henesaey returned the fire had burned com pletely out in the store, and there was no light in the room, save what was afforded by the dying day. When the husband had succeeded in pacify ing the wretched woman he was about to take the little girl out of the room and go for assistance, but she would not let the child be disturbed. From tho manner in which tho bodies were disfigi ured the doctors suppose that death had been causcd by STRANGULATION AND STABBING, after which the dead bodies had been roasted on the stove. Whether they had been denuded of their clothing before being murdered or not could not be ascertained, but they had been stripped before being put upon the stove, as the garments were found la a corner or the room without being singed. The apartment was pervaded with tho sickening smell or burned flesh, which remained in it after the tub and its bloody contents had been 1 removed. The people living in the tenement hausc? and It is thickly inhabited? heard no unusual noise during the day, the house not being in the least disturbed by the crying of children. So quietly had the crime (if crime It may be called under the circumstances) been com mitted that no one knew ?f It until tke husband returned; and even after the arrest had been made and the bodies taken most ?f the residents of the tenement house had no idea ef the feariul tragedy that had been enacted In their midst. A reporter ?f the Herald, who made Inquiries in a saloon next to the tenement house, was astonished to find that the people in the saloon had no idea of what happened, as there had been no excitement or unusual noise in the locality. The stove In the kitchen was covered with fragments of hair and burned flesh, as was the floor around, which was also thickly sprinkled with blood. When the UOlllES WERE TAKEN TO THE STATION HOUSE a chair was provided for the woman, and an ambu lance was telegraphed for to Bellevue Hospital. A reporter of the Hbkald got to the station Mouse beiore the woman was removed to the hospital and while the police surgeons were still in attendance upon her. She sat In the scat, her face a* pale as ashes, her eyes wild and wandering, und her I whole appearance expressive oi insanity, mingled ' with inelanchely. Mrs. Hennessy is a native or I Dublin. Ireland, and is about twenty-six years old. When In health she must have been an extremely beautiful woman, and as it Is she is still very interesting-looking, .she Is of medium height ami of slight build, aud her features ure small and regular. Her eyes aro dark, ?a is her hair, and her forehead denotes that she lias been a woman of i more than ordinary Intelligence. It was tmpes- i Bible to look upon her without entertaining a feci- | Ing of the deepest commiseration for her. Hho ' did not speak to any one whllo In the station house until the arrival oi the ambulance surgeon. Several 9 ; tU? viflser% the Capuui ?mU the doctors endeavored to draw some word from her, hat with out success, as she spoke to uo oue, aud waa evidently unconscious of the place where she was and o( the presence or those around her. a plain woollen shawl was thrown over her shoulders, and the rest of her dresswas neat and not much disordered. She never once looked In the direction of the tub, but kept her eyes vacantly flxed upon the groun<i. Her husband accompanied her to the station house, and after detailing what he knew to the Captain he returned to his desolated home to see arter tin iutie girl. The tub was placed under the rear window of the inner room of the station house, ft Is or ordi nary size, aud the body of the older child had been evidently beut beiere it waa crushed In. The chil dren lay with tneir aruia entwined around each other, their heads at the bottom of the tub and their feet pointing upwards. The lower Eart ot the bodies, from the breasts down, | ad not been disfigured, but the shoulders and laces were terribly burned. There were stabs In the necks of both of them, which had been inflicted with a knife, and the necks had also been twisted by strangulation. The doctors were puzzled to know whether they had been strangled or stabbed first, but incline to the opinion that they were strangled, as their cries would have doubtleas alarmed the inmates of the house had they BKKN STABBKD AT THK OITSKT. The ambulance arrived a little after twelve o'clock, and the surgeon In charge of it at once made an examination of the woman. Her pulse was high aud feverish and the pupils of her eyes were greatly dilated. The doctor asked her, was she conscious or what she had done, but she made no reply, and gave an unmeaning look at her interrogator. He then asked her where she lived, and she answered, "89 Third stroet." "Between Second and Third avenues f" said the Doctor, and she faintly replied, "Between First and Second." A glass of water was handed to her, and she took it in her hand, holding it lor a mo ment, and then set it down upon the table un tasted. By request of the Captain the ambulance sur geon consented to take the bodies away with him, and two ofllcers lifted the tub and carried It to the conveyance. When the tub had been taken away Mrs. llennessy looked around aud said In a low tone, "It Is very warm." She then got up. and went and sat down by the window where the tub had beeu placed. She remained here a lew moments, and then orders were given ror her re moval. When the doctor too* her by the hand she made no resistance, but passively rose and accom panied lum. Her step was so weak and feeble that she had to be supported as she walked, and waa LI ETKI) INTO TI1K AMBVLANCS by the police ofllcers. The tub was already In the ambulance, ami when the poor woman had been comfortably llxed the nmbulanco drnvo off with Its ghastly load. A crowd was begtnulng to gather around the station house at the time, but most of those composing It were unaware of the excite ment, and Imagined that It was some sick woman who was being taken to the hospital. I)r. Mckay, the police surgeon who was in the station house, accompanied by his father, stated to the reporter that the woman lor the tlinc being was completely Insane, and had no rnoro Idea than an infant or what she waa doing when the children were killed. He says it is no unusual thing for women after confinement to be AKKLICTKD WITH HALLUCINATION ; but cases of puerperal mauia of so strongly pro nounced and dangerous a nature as this are fortu nately rare. The religious depression under which the woman has been suffering lor some time con tributed largely to the act, as she may have thought that the Killing of the children was the best thing she could do for their future good. The doctor says that the Insanity, In all proba bility, will bocome fixed, though It Is possible that the unlortunate woman may regain her reason. It would be better, under the circumstances, she did not, as the memory of the fearful death of her children would be torture more than human nature could bear. The Coroner has been notified, and an Inquest will be held as soon as practicable. WIIAT THR HUSBAND SAYS. Quitting the harrowing sceno In the station house the Ukkald reporter, with aching heart, wended his way to the scene of the dreadful slaugh ter. The house In which the family reside Is a flve story brick double tenement, and is literally JAMMED WITH HITMAN BEINGS, no fewer than four rainilies occupying each floor, and yet, strange and Inexplicable as it may seem, not a soul in this building Beard any unusual noise in the apartment, of Uennesy at any time during the day. Passing in at the front door, the reporter found hlmseir In a long, narrow and dark hallway, through which he groped until he reached the staircase. This gained, lie rapidly ascended, picking his way by holding to and fol lowing the course of the banister ruiUng. Rap ping gently at the door at the head or the last land lug, under which a raint light dimly glimmered, the reporter was soon met by au old lady, who kindly requested him to onter. The apartment was a suiaU one? probably ten by eight ? aud con tained an ordinary sized range, a table on which were a number ol dishes, many of them brokeu in small pieces, a tew dilapidated chairs and a "rag" carpet. The range sits In tho end of the room, to the left as you enter, and near this sat the llKAKTliHOKEN HUSBAND AMD E ATII Ell, a man twenty-eight years of age, below tho medium height and 01 slight build. Ills face was red and swollen Irom incessant weeping, but he struggled manfully to compose hlmseir on seeing the entrance or a stranger. Two other men stood near him, one his brother-in-law, the other an old friend of his wile. The old lady who oDened the door is a kind souled woman, occupying apart ments in the honse, and who had come in to do what she could to comfort aud console the wretched man. on being asked to relate what he knew of the shocking affair the husband told Ills story as fol lows:? "We were married In St. James church six years ago next September, My wife's health was always delicate, but until the birth of our last balie, rive months ago, she had managed to attend to ber household afalrs. Since then she has been very weak and always exceedingly melan choly. Often she would act strange, as though somewhat out of her mind, but she was never in the least violent towards any one, more especially the little ones, whom she actually wor shiped. I have always tried to lie kind and affec tionate to her, God knows, aud I have helped and done for her whatever I could. Some three weeks ago she got up suddenly at night and DECI.AKKI) SHK WAS DYING. I hurried ror a doctor, who, on arriving, pro nouueed it an attack or heart disease, and said It was very dangerous. During the past five or six days she has been more melancholy than ever, and only last night she sat up all night long, holding the youngest child In her arm*. I Implored her to come to bed. but sue would not. Abont two o'clock the lamp went out and she called me to fix It. I got up aud lighted It and found the baby was all uncovered and very cold. I asked her to cover It up, and she commcnced crying and said It WAS DYINO. 1 quletod her fears and then went back to bed, and when I got up In the morning there she sat, still holding the babe. She wa? not able to get my breakrast, and 1 went to my work without any, first fixing up the rooms aud doing what I could ror her comfort. When I came home this evening I found the door locked, and was unable to get her to open it for at least half an honr. Finally, she turned the key and drew back the bolt, and ttien, O, Uod what a sight met my eyes I" Here the Door man's feelings completely gave wav, and for several minutes he burled his race In his hands and wept as though his heart would burst. Presently, however, he became sufl)<-iently composed tospeiik again, and he went on with his story. "1 saw the children lying in the Mb, just as yon saw them at the station house, but 1 did not know they were completely dead* I rushed towards them, but my wife caught hold1 of mo and begged me not to touch them. 1 asked her what she had done, and she replied (hat they? pointing to the children? were happy now. They are fone now,' she said, 'and I will soon follow, aud nen I will be happy too., I tried to get by her to where the tub sat on the chair, but she clung to me and pleaded with mo not to disturb them. Finally J got her quiet and then it was 1 found THK LITTLE ONKS WEKK DEAD. They were Icy cold. I rushed towards the door. Intending to go for a doctor, but Annie caaght hold or me and would not let me leave the room She threw herseir on ber knees, and cried as though her heart would bre9k, begging mo the while not to leave her. Presently she went out Into the hallway and began going up the stairs which lead up to the roof. I called her back, but she would not come, but told me she was going now. i feared she would Jump otTthe rout, and so I followed after her, although she did not want me to. As soon as she got on thu roof sn* LOOKED TOWARD HRAVKN aad said "1 will be happy soon." I got hor down Into the room, and, in the course of an hour, had suc ceeded In quieting her so that she would let me go for the doctor. When I got t>*ck with the doctor she did not know me nor did she notice the doctor in the least. Our little girl? the oldest child? I fonnd asleep on the bed In the other room, and the peoDle in the house tell me ihe waa play ing in the street all day. Had she been In the house I suppose she, too, would now be dead. Tliis lady here In the room woke the cniid up and asKeu her If her mamma bad been cross to her or had whipped her, and the little thing answered that she bad not. There was no fire in the stove when I came home, and the stove was perfectly cold, and this, together with the ffcet that tne chil dren were so stiff and cold, leads me to believe they were killed some time In the forenoon. Of course I could not get a word from my wile about it. She would answer everything I asked her with the remark that "they are happy now; they are gone, and I HAVB DONK MY DUTY'" While listening to the husband's sad story tho reporter availed himself of the opportunity to look about the apartuieuts more thoroughly than he hail done on entering. Tie stove was literally smeared with charred flesh and hair. There was no ?line II, however, of burnt flesh; but as the window was open aud had probably been so all day this had escaped. The murdered children had evidently been stabbed with somekind or a sharp instrument, but no knire or scissors bearing marks ol blood could be iouud. Inquiry was made of several of the occupants of adjoining apartments as to whether tney had heard any noise In Hennesy's rooms during the day, but each and every one declared they had not, One lady said she thought she smelled meat naming about eleven o'clock, but paid no nttentlon to It, as she supposed it arose Irom some perduus in Umj Ugutfc prupfttlog tbeir lUwwr. WASHINGTON. Wabhinotom, April ?S, 1OT3. The Can of Phtlpi. Dodge dt Co. M<t the Treaiury Deportment. The Treasury Department ?9 preparing Tor pnhlt catlon all the correspondence in the case of Phelps, Dodge and Oo., for the purpose of Joining iasua with the Arm and refuting their published state ment of Innocence of fraud on the revenue. The Treasury officers are not unanimous, however, in sustaining the late assertion of ex-Secretary Bout, well that the compromise Itself, which the firm affected, was an evidence or guilt, because luno cent violations of the law were not compromised but forgiven. There are those In the Department who think that Mr. BontweU may have been misled into accepting forms M fectt. It U true that no compromise can be effected without confession of guilt ; but If the Congressional investi gation. to which the matter is likely to lead, should bo hod it will probably appear that such confession has been made under duress In many more case, than one. By adroit manipulation of the v^l0,u? laws applicable to the subject the swarm of federal officers at New York, or at any othor l*^e por^ are aMe to work the virtual ruin of the business ol a large and reputable house by arbitrary mUun \ot books, papers aud goods in store, while 1 delays intervene to prevent the recovery and trade. The bare knowledge of this ability is believed to be sumcie compel nine out of every ten bu^?e" houses who fall uiulor the suspicion of the officials to settle ou the best terms obtainable. Indepen dent of the questions of guilt and proof of guilt. The imraedlato concern of the government officers is to realize Immediately upon their respoctiTO shares, of wnatever sum la exacted; hence it !? necessary to obtain a pro roniui admission of culpa bility as a condition precedent to a waiver by the acoused or aU rights of aetton lor the recovery oi the sum paid the government. In case of hesitancy to confess guilt the mere formality of the transaction is flrst pointed out, and that falling, the terrors ol the arbitrary processes of seizure ami detention, and those, but preliminary though prolonged, are Invoked and seldom In vain. The whole system la known at the Treasury to be demoralizing, as waa admitted of the same systom in the internal rev enue service belore Its abolishment. Its practtcoi Illustration is found in the case of Judge Noah Davis who, as United States District Attorney. was stimulated by the expectationorhlsmoletyto pursue the Arm or I'heips, Dodge A Co. tUI 1 the compromise money was paid, and who now, uiiou his judicial conscience, acquits them any intentional, and therefore culpable offence, against the revenue. It Is not admitted, however, that the Treasury administration is to blam , law being responsible altogether. There have been similar evils detected in the working or the naval prize laws. . The Boord of Supervising Bteamboat Inspectors havo nearly completed the revision or theruw, the object belug to deprive them of all ambiguity. The inspectors now require the manufacturer, and agents of regulating steam gauges to guarante# them ror one year. Provisions tor remain the same as now, and the regu latlons as to Ufe-boats are rendered more practical and in accordance with the spirit or the law. The Board have also recom mended certain now Inventions, but do not compel steamboat owners to adopt them. The ^ Board I are fully impressed with the importance or the selec S tfcompetant and nu.b? n,?n w ill lots and others connected with steamboats, and *Tmor? than ncrctoforc. ,??..? on tl,oroo,l, animations before tho granting ot licenses. Board will adjourn sine die ??niorro** Re The Coinage nt the MlnWPIebnld Re public* Asking to Hove Money Coined. The Director of the Mint, Dr. Llnderman, hM fixed the charge ror coining the new - trade dolU? ttt one-half cent per piece, which Is the j?* possible rate under the law. Great expectations are entertained of the trade dollar as a means of creating a home demand for parting bum on and keening gold In tho conntry. Owing to the In security or the present mint building In san Francisco, all reflnlng or silver bullion in that city will, until the completion ot the new build ? be done by the San Francisco reflnlng works on tho tariff agreed on between them and the government, but at a cost to the deposi tors or three cents per ounce less than bereto ore M ^sr^rsz ssss lu twelve months. Ecuador and another Tne Republics or I aytl. Kcua^ior^^ ^ ltlcir South American Republic a tTnited states, but coluage shall bo oxccutc 1 y r t t be jone, as there Is no law which will permit turn ? Ruch it 18 Prob^?t.^pn connected with the Treasury 8eriMf;.tGthU would be to a great extent bene Sift, t" JnttoTsutS, ..p&llj m nuuor Si "mnwrdU excnnngM. The Revision of the L.ows. The Joint committee on the Revision or the already' c^Ucd'and'to Sute^Se completion of their work. Balances. Tho rollowlng were the Treasury balances at the close or business to-day $2,440,392 8pVrc^Tlepo;it''or^e^jen^^^^^ 27'555,000 redemption ol certificates p? ^ ^ coin ? ? ? ?? '.v/flV ? "*;.'!!! 25, 1 1 1.20? MKS^SSK&ffi.V.. Ug N?VT ?..d ???* ?? Tho comptroller or the Currency has granted for >h( organization ot a new gold banK permission for rg? ^ tJ>e 8tockh0ider? sSaThave* deposited United States bonds to the S?.. or law. T6e ?ap?'ll.tlraer Cook, President (owning SS?Jt of the l.ooo shares), and A. U Lincoln, Cashier. To Mover. on nSCVbun with K&WLKH' 1NBECT DESTROYER, l'eppor every crevice. n A'TiaTS foraU mc^a't" R8PKN*' It torcr of gentlemen's Hat*. lis Nassaustreet. A.? Herring'* Patent CHAMPION 8 APRS, 3U and 263 Broadway, corner of Murray siraot A?- Herald Branch Office, Urookljra, corner of Kulton avenue and Bocrum street. Open from S A. M. to 8 P M. On Sanday from 3 to 0 P. M. 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