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Wliit Speaker Cornell and Lieateaait Gov
ernor Robinson Have Dent About It
Th# Question of "Bgjseted Items" and Fraud
fl?n?ally? How th* Villany of n Pre
vious Supply Bill Fraud la
To Be Avoided.
people who have good reason to be interested in
the Supply bill, which passed the Legislature the
last day or the late session, are somewhat excited
just now over a report current /or the last day or
two that it has been tampered with, and that con
sequently it is in great danger of never becoming
a law. It will be remembered that the Supply bill
of 1?T1 was nicely doctored by parties who were
paid to doit, and that on the discovery ot the fraud
ulent claims put Into It, Governor Hoffman wrote
a message, based upon them, which was sent to
the legislature of the following year, and in which
message the attention of legislates generally was
called to the "loose manner'- In which supply bills
are passed, and advising the adoption of
from fraudulent claims being ever again put into a
' till of a like character. The Legislature thus ad
dressed never gave heed to the warning, and lelt
the "loose manner" to work Its evil, It evil minded
persons saw fit to adopt the precedent made lor
them in 1871.
' Now the present excitement over the fate of the
bill of 1873 does nofrarlae because of any discovery
made that the bUl has been tampered with sinco it
passed both houses, but simply because the decided
stand taken In regard to the signing of it by
Speaker Cornell and Lieutenant Governor Robin
eon has given rise to tbe suspicion that it has been
doctored since it passed both houses. The fact is
that the engrossed copy of the bill of 1871 was
signed by the Speaker and the Lieutenant Gov
ernor before it was discovered that a canal claim
for a very large amount, which botu houses had re
fused to put into It, had actually been made a part
and parcel of it after It had left the hauds of the
Conference Committee and been taken In band by
the engrossing clerks. The fact or the discovery
being made after the presiding ofllcera of both
liouses had signed It left
He discovered the fraud in reading over the bill
and comparing It with the report or tne Conference
Committees and the various messages that p issed
from one house to the other wnen certain i <;ins
were under consideration. But what was he to
do? True, he could have vetoed tlie bill; that
would have most effectually squelched the rascals
who had boldly attempted, under cover of law. to
rob the taxpayers of a large amount'of money. 'Vet
bad be vetoed It every Just claim under t he bill,
every appropriation made for the State and city
governments for work performed or to be per
formed would have gone by the board. The gen
eral result would have been deplorable, l'laced us
lie was tbe Governor had but one thing to do. W itli
great reluctance, aye, even under written protest,
lie signed the bill and it became a law.
Governor Hoffman's experience, if lost upon tho
Legislatures wiiich have succeeded that of 1871,
has not been without Its effect upon Governor Dtx,
and he, lu conjunction with speaker Cornell and
Ueneral Robinson, have determined, it seems, thai
no doctored Item shad be In the bill when it be
comes a law, it thev can prevent It. Had the pre
siding officers of the two houses signed the bill
last week, when It was completely engrossed and
claims reported by both houses were then found in
It, Governor Dix would at preseut be in the same
Ox as was Governor Hodman, and in the eud would
have to follow his example? sign the bill maUjri
lut. But tne refusal of tho Speaker and the Presi
dent or the Senate to sl^rn it before they are sure
no rejected claim is in it leaves
exoeedtngly small. In order that the true state of
affairs lu regard to the wliole matter may be fully
understood a talk which a Herald reporter had
with Speaker Cornell on the subject is herewith
given : ?
"Do vou believe. Mr. Cornell," asked the reporter,
as tie met the speaker In the vestibule of the FiU.li
Avenue Hotel, looking as fresh as a daisy, notwith
standing the terrible "tdegc" he has suffered dur
ing tbe past five months, "do you believe the
Supply bill has been tampered with i"
"I do not know that it has been," was his reply;
"In fact, noni what I know of the cicrss under Mr.
O'Donncll (the head clerk of the Assembly), I do
not believe an\ rejected or other Improper claim
or Item has been put into the bill since it passed
the two houses, still what. 1 want to get Is an
engrossed copy of the bill, that 1 can feel certain
Is the bill just, as it finally passed, just as it came
out of the hands of tho conference Committees."
"How can vou satisfy joursell'on that point r"
"Very easily. I have ordered that the bill as
passed be printed, and I will have it sent to eaeli
member of the Conference committees who had the
bill under consideration a copy as printed. If any
impioner item is in the bill, anything that was not
agreed upon, they will be sure to find it, and tlicu
they can point it out. After they get through the
bill as perfected will be engrossed. Then I will
sign It, as will the Lieutenant Governor. It will
then go to the Governor all right."
Here the reporter ventured a parliamentary
opinion b,v remarking?
"Hut the signing oia bill by the presiding officers
ar tho Senate and Assembly is a mere clerical act.
They simply sign a bill that passes their respective
houses to certify that the bill did so pass. Their
signatures to h bill are the official certificate by
wuch the Governor la Informed that the
5kil did pass. Now, do you claim that
alter, we'll say, the Assembly passes
a bill by the proper constitutional vote you have
the option to sign or not sign it as speaker ? Does
the tact or the House passing a bill not make It Im
perative upon you to sign it, no matter It, to your
mind, it is reeking with irauu from the first line to
This question seemed to strike Mr. Cornell rather
disagreeably, but he lauglrtngiv replied:?
"Now. 1 don't want to go into the merits of that
question. Suffice It to say that what 1 am entitled
to is a bill 'properly engrossed ;' that, vou know, is
the wording of the rule. A bill that contains any
Item that was not approved by both houses is not
a -proj?erlv engrossed' bilL"
"Yo do iiot know, lrom any reliable source, that
there is any item in the bill, as it stands uow, that
was put In by frand r"
"1 do not. My action in the whole matter has
been prompted by a desire that the bill should go
to tbe Governor in its proper shape."
It will be seen by the stand the Speaker has
taken in regard to the bill in question that tbe
schemers' plans, if any they had, to get their
"steals" into the bill nnwarrunted by the Legisla
ture (for we all know that many steals in many
bills are warranted by th;.t honorable body J will
gang agi?e. Vet, whlic the Speaker is to be com
mended for his bold action in thwarting the sup
posed designs oi unseruptilous men who may de
sire to laiten on the ill gotten gains they may have
boped to get Into the Supply lull of this year, with
or without the consent ot the peonle lu senate and
Aaaetnbiv assembled, there comes up a very grave
question out of it, and that is:? "Can any bill
Cassed '?v the proper constitutional vote in both
ouaes, taneu by yeas and nays, be in an.v
wiae altered or amended bv anybody after
wards*'' It is true that it is claimed that
If the present snpp;y bill has tven tampered with
since it passed it is not the bill l assed by the Legis
lature. Vet supposing. H there are any rejeeted
items now in the bill, those idenueai it m? were
nut in after the Conference Committees had agreed,
and yet were in it l>elore the yean and nays were
called upon tor Its final passage, what then r
Though the bill wss ordered read through, It was
not because of the hurry of the moment and the
confusion that prevailed m tbe llouse. who knows,
then, iran> item was slipped Into the bill after the
t'ouierenc'1 committees made their report, but that
It was ?Upi <-ri in iiciore the final vote was taken,
snd that all unknown to the cierksr Hien again,
supposing for argument sake, that tbe clerks acted
as agents for the patrons of tbe "steals,"' or what
avail win the -record' or the various messages
from il >use to House be to sliow just what kind or a
MB the Conference Committee agreed upon? The
record ant tlx- nc **ag* a eouid eaeily be made to
tally with the bUl. -alt-red to suit." While there
Is uo g>MHl ground to ?np|>o?e as yet that there Is
any ruje-ted item in tin Supply bill as It now stands,
or that uny clerk in ibe a??> uibly ur Senate has
tampered with t;.? bill, it is plain to tie seen how
easy it would <? for a "ring ol bad men to get in
rebooted Items loto a supply bin and yet have the
record and the mewasex from hous>: to house to
?upport them. It any such fraud thus sv^'ematie
aily carried out ??*? ever to l?e < ominitted, what
authority would any !*i?'Sk*-r, Lieutenant Governor
or any insly else &?ve to change, alt?*r or amend
any flueh bill atter ?afd' Governor Hoffman's ad
Vice about additional ?af> f uariia to project sjpply
bids iroui rraud was certainly no Mile talk.
?u Salt.NsiiiB g?B?ls?tlcin-.Ior to.
bara aa B W Mneas? A Man hliot by a
At an early bi?r yesterday morning Patrick Kin
Bey, mueb under Uh- influent e of liquor, while
riding do?n town on a Third avense car. became
la solved lu a wordy altercation with a stranger,
sad nea. Kerty -Of ib street both or tiiem jumped off
to oet tie their dlflculty by force of arms. Joe
QpSnra. the muscle Ban, being a paaaenger sitosrd
tbe car, jumped off u> see fair pia? , but Kinn? y t>mg
Shot by fata unksown antagonist, Joe was arrested
frv the .Nineteenth precipe? police and detained in
?be ata'ion bouse. Kinney was seat to fe<il?vue
?0l] || me wound s tiioagbt
UM?t uunuex UoUAcd Cv(vmci
Herman (o make an ante-mortem examina
tion. On reaching the hospital, Coroner
Qerrman found Kinney comparatively comfort
able and thought He waa not going to ale from the
e tree is of the wound. The surgeon In attendance,
after making an examination, waa of the opinion
that tbe bullet had not entered the cavity of Kin
ney 'h abdomen, lila official statement, therefore,
waa not taken. Kinney llvea In Thirty-Brat street,
near sccond avenue, captain Gunner, of the
Nineteenth precinct, made vigilant efforts to find
the knight ot the pistol, but without sucoess, Kin
ney himscir being unable to give any description
whateverTM' the man who shot him. Joe Coburn
feela much approved at his arrest and detention,
and status that if he should see live handrod men
murdered he would keep bis mouth closed and say
nothing aboat It. Yesterday alternoon Cobnrn was
brough t before coroner Herrman and held In $1,000
ball to appear as a witness.
Bernard Gillls, driver of the car which the men
leit to flght in the street, was also arrested a wit
ness and held in $600 balL
Capture of the Vorgtr-He Simulates
Fsiatlaf and Betrays His Oonftder*
ate*? -Numerous Arrests Expected.
Yesterday afternoon at a few minutes before
three o'clock James H. Drake, a well known forger,
was eaptnrcd at the St. Nicholas National Bank,
Broad street, while endeavoring to defrand that
Institution of $260 by means of a lalse check payable
to the order of Messrs. Colgate. The following Is
the history or the case as told by one of the promi
nent officers or the bank Last Friday Mr. Henry
Levy, a customer of ours doing business In Maiden
lane, came to the bank, accompanied by the
prisoner, to deposit a draft lor $100, which was to
be sent out to the Fourth National Bank at Cin
cinnati for collection, and against which Levy gave
bis check for a similar amount to Drake. This
morning a telegram was received rrom the Cin
cinnati bank stating It was bogus. A short time
afterwards Drake cumo in and presented a cheek
purporting to be .-igaed Uenry Levy A Brothers
for %'iUi.
tii? roRflrnv was vkrv ci.tosy,
and the teller immediately saw that the doenment
waa no' worth tbe paper it wa* written on, and
made a signal to Thompson, the janitor, to collar
the forger, lie failed to understand it, but the
forger aid, and he bounded tor the door, where tho
janitor ftrove to mak.- a prisoner or him. After a
violent strum; I- lie rushed down ihe high steps of
the l<an!< into Broad street, pursued by the janitor,
and allowing a clean pair of heels, tie had not run
many yards in the direction of wall street helore
he was seen by Detective officers Bennett and
clasp, who, (inspecting mischief, grouped t lie flying
fugitive, and asked what his hurry was. Tho
forger, seeing he was in tho hands of the law.
maiie a clean breast and told at onoe that he had
forged a check on the st. Nicholas Bank, thereby
entitling Itiinaell to Uveyeurs' imprisonment, at
Drake now realized his position and attempted
to faint. aud threw himself down on the sidewalk,
rolling his eyes, shaking his Dead from side to side,
and making a quivering motion with his arms and
legs, as li afflicted with palsy. The detectives, who I
knew full well that all this was a mere counterfeit,
at.ood'i>v their prostrate pris mer ready to use their
pisto's in case anv ol Ills confederates should at
tempt to rescue their man. At last, to quote a po
lice expression, the "bounce" was played and the
flnal roll over on the sidewalk h:nl been finished,
and Drake conscuted to us- bis legs and go to
with his captors. Accordingly a stage was hailed
in Broadway, and the taree started off for Police
During th j ride the prisoner became very com
municative, and told trie police officers about the
{ran;: of swin Hers wiili which be la connected "as
ay er down of cheeks"? J. e., presenting them for
payment ; and it is believed that before many
hours have elapsed a number of these "cross"
men will be in custody.
When the prisoner arrived at Police Headquarters
he was searched by order of Captain Irviug, and
were found in hi* possession, including one for $.100,
payable to llall .V Cackle, on tne Grocers' Bank,
?igned by tt. A. Mustek, Superintendent. He is to
l?e seen to-day at nine o'clock by people who have
been victimized by (signs checks.
The prisoner says he is twenly-foor years or age,
was born In this city, and lias recently been em
ployed at a dry goods store in Cincinnati. He
wears a white silk hat and buff coat, has black
hair, dark brown eve*, and is nuiek and active
looking. Great credit is due to Police Superinten
dent Mktseti for semiiug extra detectives down to
Wall and isroad streets to look ont for thieves. The
stock Exchange recently placed a room in their
building at the disposition of the police, and a new
war on thieves is to lie inaugurated.
The Charges That He Deserted Ills
Wife and Changed His Name Pro
nounced False? l'he Card of Mr* Mit
in response to tho charges made In the news
papers that the Senator from Oregon, Hon. J. H.
Mitchell, years age deserted a wife In Pennsyl
vania and changed his name from Hippie to Mit- I
cbcll, has called out the followiug card Irom the !
aggrieved gentleman
In regard tnchsrgfcs against me In newspaper) of re
cent dates I desire to sav that lull explications in rela
tion thereto will appear in a lew days, supported by j
statement* from prominent gentleu en in the Htsta ot
Pennsylvania who have known me irom childhood. I
purpose to explain ? the people oi Oregon everything In j
relation to this mutter, and shall MbstautlatO tlie ta.isol
my whole hlstorv prior to my leaving my native ?ute
(Pennsylvania) by the testimony of prominent men and
unimpeachable witnesses, ami upon stieh testimony,
rather tliau hit own statement, I shall submit to the Im
partial Judxinent oi the people of this State anv question
as to my standing and integrity put in issue liv tne I
articles referred to.
My only object In suffering any delay Is to enable me to
obtaiu despatches from Pennsylvania, several of which I
nave been voluntarily s?nt me already, in response to |
the article* appearing against me.
Within three or lour days at furtheat I shall he able to
rcspoud Until such time I will be glad to submit to any
one the despatches already received Respectfully,
Poktlam*. May <17, 1873. J. H. MITCH* Li*.
l>r. A. M. I.oryea. of Tortland, a personal friend
of the Senator, who has been in Washington on
business with Attorney General Williams, noticing
the publicity given to ihe charges, hurried to this
city yesterday anil furnishes the following letter to
the ukrald. In conversation with one of the at
taches of this Journal he stated that he believed
tiie stories were started by persons politically In
antagonism to the Scuutor, and lie has no doubt
but ills answer to them will be a complete vindica
tion of his character. The following is the letter:?
New Yobs, June V, 1875.
To the Editor or mi Ukrald
j In your issue of this morning ii published a storv of
what purports to be "A chapter from the Karlv History
I of Oregon's New Senator." Having known Mr. .Mitchell
j intimately tor the last thirteen years as a man oi honor
and integrity, I have no doubt whatever but the matc
| me lit* are in the main false and are only brought for.
1 ward in order to Injure hi* fame as a young and rising
Senator troui the dist int State of the Pacific Northwest,
Mr. Mitchell is well known In Oregon an l did not re
ceive the honorable gut ot an election to the United
States Senate by accident. He was a candidate six years
?go and was dcleated by fraud in not receiving the can
ens nomination. Ilk opponent, Add i ken (libbs, ob
tained the nomination over him hy only one vote, hut in
consequence of the fraud A. C. Olbbs wa? not
elected and H. W. Corbctt was, as u compromise
candidate. Tw o years ago Mitchell withdrew irom the
political field lor senatorship in order to assist In re
electing the present distinguished Attorney Oenersl,
Ocneral H. Williams: but the State having gnn< demo
cratic James K. Kelly was elected United States Sena
tor. Last Kail Mr Mitchell was elected Senator? he being
the choice of rour-lllths ot the republicans of Oregon?
only ten republicans, irlendsot Mr. Corbett. endeavored
to coalesce ?ith the democrau to defeat Mr. Mitchell.
It Is, no doubt, the few "sore heads" In Oregon who are
vainly endeavoring to Injure Mr. Mitchell in this aection
Of country, because lie Is a new man, bv originating and
giving publicity to rumors and stories derogatory of his
past conduct. So, 1 trust, as Mr. Mitchell is ab.-wnt. being In
Oregon, that the public will suspend Judgement until he
or his l r lends can he heard Irom, to give a full refuta
tion to the toul slanders that his enemies are endeavor
ing falsely to attach to him.
A M. l.oKYEA, ot Portland, Oregon.
The Inquest To Be Resumed and Con.
eluded To.Morrow.
Coroner White hill has made arrangements to re
sume the cxinnination of witnesses lu the Good
rich case on Wednesday. Deceased, It will be re
membered, was found lying, with three Inillets
through his bram, in the basement of his residence,
t'c7 Degraw street, seuth Brooklyn, on ihe morn
ing of March 21. The police detectives came to
tbe conclusion that Mr. Goodrich had shot himself,
as a pistol was round lying by the right side or the
body. TheJihysiclani and surgeons who performed
the post-mertem examination, however, contended
that It was scarcely possible lor a human being
to indict upon himself three such wounds
as those found in the bruin of Mr. Charles
Goodrich. Ihe motive for murder was established
i hy the testimony taken before the Coroner, when
it was shown that deceaaed had betrayed a young
woman, whose name is suld to have been Kate
Stoddard, and between whom and deceased violent
: altercations had taken place. A female answering
the (|e icnption of this woman was seen leaving the
premises early on the morning preceding the find
ing ol the dead body. The police have utterly failed
lu their search lor this woman, notwithstanding
the .act that rewards, amounting in (he aggregate
to f.i.soo, await tne person who may give Informa
j tii-n leading to the arrest anil conviction ol the
( murderer. l he Coroner has grown weary of waiting
lor any additional aid rrom the police. Ihe principal
| witnesses to l>e examined to-morrow are two ex
pert surgeons, who will testify as to the possibility
o' a man ' nutroliiiig sufficient nervous power and
sensibility to itinict three such wounds as were
1 round in the right and loit aide of the head or
Charles Goodrich. Let the verdict be what It will,
??murder or suicide," the case la a most, remarka
ble on", considered in all its bearings, and advo
cator of either theory arc about usually divided.
America* Report mt Dm OrndtUm of
A??ln tm the Repnblle? Loiada'i C in
After Capture? The Pamlt ot the
Klckspooi by United States Troope- ?
The Question of Annexation.
St. Louis, Mo., June 9, ins.
Dr. D. n. Williams, who baa resided lb tbe State
of Coahuila, Mexico, for two years pact, baa
reached bere.
In an accoont of affairs In that coon try Dr. Wil
liams confirms the report of the capture of General
Lozada, the rebel chler, and states that It was be
lieved he was immediately shot.
In relation to General McKenzlo's pursuit of and
attack on the Kickapoo Indians on Mexican soil.
Dr. Williams is of opinion there will be no
serious complaint made on the part of tbe
Mexican authorities, aa the latter have
long felt the necessity or some mutual
arrangement between the two countries, by which
Indian marauders upon either side can be followed
across tbe river and punished by tbe Mexicans If
the outrage is committed upon its .soil, as well as
by the Americans, as in the Kicaupoo affair. The
Doctor apprehends that the Mexicans will use the
latter as a precedent, and pursue the fugitives on
this aide of the Rio Grande. They will be sure to
uvail themselves of the example set by the Ameri
cans, if not disavowed. This will eventually lead to
trouble, and plunge tbe frontier into a war. Sucb
a result would, however, lie hailed by mauy as de
sirable, as it would lead to the carving out ot
another "fat slice" from tho "sick man" on tbe
nouthern border.
There are, however, efforts being made by seme
of the leading parties on tbe Mexican side of the '
ltio Grande which may load to a negotiation for
annexation of more Mexican territory, in order to
strengthen the boundary line, and by which
Mcxico will be enabled to pay her debts. The
territory coveted for this purpose embraces the
Slates of Nuevo Leon, Coahuila, Chihuahua, tho
north end of Durango, so nor a and Lower Califor
nia, kuown as the Moxican frontier States. This
would Bhorten the boundary line one-half of the
present meandering of tbe Rio Grande, and leave
a frontier that could be much more easily protected
by both nationalities; whereas it is almost Im
possible to do so with the present boundaries. It
would be a vast territory with fine irrigable and
mineral lands and pasturago, which are now
uearly worthless to the Mexican people.
Sale of the Late Mr. Fagnanl'e Pictures.
A sale was, yesterday morning, begun of the pic
tures aud other objects of art belonging to the late
Mr. Joseph Fa?nani. The sale is private in charac
ter. will continue for a fortnight, and is to be hold
at the residence or Mr. Fagnani's family, 43 Bast
Twelith street, the hours being from ntne in tho
morning until six in tbe evening. The objects for
sale consist of eighteen portraits, twelve genre
pictures, ball a dozen pencil sketches, various
handsome draperies, some of which were presented
to Mr. i'ugnaiii by Madame Ristorl; a few elegant
marble ornaments, about a dozen curious and val
uable books and nearly fifty picces of furniture,
some ot which aro extremely handsome. Among
the portraits will be found likenesses of Victor
Emmanuel, Countess Guloctoll, Lord Byron,
Eugenic, John Bright, Lord Dalling. Bulwcr,
Garibaldi, Chevalier Nigra, the late urbino Ra
tazzl, Geueral Cialdini. Eurydice Aristarchi, Prin
cess of .Hurnos, a distinguished Greek lady; Bon
Maza, t,he rival of Abd-el-Kader ; Marie Christine,
Queen Dowager of Spain; Cortez (purchased in
spam by Sir Henry Bulwer) ; Eleazer Williams aud
President Lincoln.
Flower Piece* at Lanthler'i.
Some of the finest flower pieces that have been
seen in this city for many months are now in tbe
possession or Mr. L. A. Lanthier, No. 6 Astor place,
They are executed by the celebrated Rivoire, of
Lyons, au artist who is to flowers what Rosa Bon
heur is to cattle. Words could not 'easily do jus
tice to the delicacy and richness ot the com
binations and the matchless fidelity of the
execution, unless the description were furnished
by a poet who was as great an artist in the use
of language as Rivoire is in tuat of color. With re
spect to flowers there is a sort of sub-creative
tone a in Rivolre's brush, and ho seems to produce
rather than reproduce. Here are azaleas and
japonleas breathing the very breath of floral lite,
ferns which the happy fate of being painted by
him saves from ever fading, and field dalslos and
the yellow variety of the trumpet flower, with all
the vital bloom of natural growth and freedom. It
is a pity that more of Mvoire's workmanship can
not. come te this country; but the bandsome in
come given him by the French government prob
ably reconciles bun to yielding his services almost
exclusively to the State. Such work as he does
manage to do for this country, however, is periect
after its kind, and Mr. Lanthlur judiciously seems
disposed to monopolize it.
Shot Through the Heart? The Post
mortem Examination.
Yesterday morning Deputy Coroner Cushinan
, made a post-mortem examination at the Morgue
on the body of Joseph Gale, alias "Socco," the re
puted river thlof, alleged to have been shot nearly
| two weeks ago by Officer Musgrovc or Officer
Kelly, of tbe Fourth precinct, while engaged, with
: two or three others, In robbing a vessel at pier 27
j East River, ss previously reported in the Herald.
< In his examination Dr. Cushman fonnd a pistol
-? hot wound of tbe heart, through which organ the
bullet had passed. Dr. Cushman is or the > pinion
th.it "Socea must have died in a lew moments
after being shot. The ratal bullet was not. found,
but tin* Doctor will make turther search lor It, In
order to satiny the officers, both or whom claim
, the credit of shooting Socco. The bullet will show
I from which p.sfol It was discharged.
captain I'liman, of the Fourth precinct, has ar
, re-U'd two men on suspicion oi being in the boat
' with Socto at th" time of the shooting.
i Coroner Herman will investigate the case on
1 Wednesday.
officer Musgrovc states that there mnst have
beeu at least flfroen shots fired by the thieves at
lilm^ lt and Kr>lly, Ills associate. Considering that
tin- officers were not more than ten or twelve feet
from the thieve and uad no means or concealing
their persons except by crouching down behind
I tho strlngpti *e, It is almost wonderful that they
escaped twing shot. The pirates, having no time
or opportunity to take deliberate aim.
! probably Bred too high lor the "oops,"
whom they were so intent on killing, officer Mus
grove, who has had a great deal of experience I
with river pirates and thoroughly understands i
their desperate character ami how little regard for '
human life they have when their liberty is in peril,
had somewhat rite advantage of them on the last
occasion. Extending htm*eif on the floor or the (
pier, he opened s heavy Ore into the i?oa\ without
being able, vwing to the darkness which prevailed
at the time, to distinctly see the occupauts of the
boat, alt bough three men were known to i>e In it. at ,
I the time. Officer Kelly tired at the thieves over I
; Musgro\e's prostrate body, and had to use great
I care that In- did not shoot the latter,
Nohwaik. Conn., June 8. 1873.
Having resd tbe account of the casualty which
occnircd on Saturday altera ?oubewrecn lirogory's
Point and South Norwalk, and being a passenger
on board the steamer Americus. 1 take the liberty
to acquaint you with the rscts at they occurred, so
that you may be better able to judge where the !
i blame rests. In the Irst place, it has been tbe
practicc or the boys in tne school to row as near
tbe steamer as possible, in order to get the effects
of the swell. On .'Saturday aiterrtoou, a? the steamer 1
passed Gregory's I'oint, we noticed the lioata con- !
taming the boys on the west shore ctiatncl. aud ;
; shortly passed ti.cm. when notice was given that a
little child, son or the cugineer, wa< < m ngtit by the
hand in the wheel chain. The pilot immediately I
reversed the wheel, liberating the child, and at the I
same time c ausing the steamer to -neer on the I
flats, where she came to s perfect standstill, re
' m.iuitug so for several minutes, during which time
! t lie teacher who was with the nova rowed directly
across the steamer's wake and there laid on their j
onrs watching her movements, but entirely oat or 1
sight rrom the pilot house. Orders were I
shortly given to back, aud the wheels made i
? several revolutions before she started off the flats,
and she backed in the same position in which she
went on, and tho first lutimatiun any person on
iM>ard the steamer had that any one was capsized
was the shouts and screams or the teacher and 1
boys. Lire preservers were Immediately thrown I
| over, and the steamer was stopped in an Instant,
I so far as machinery is concerned, and when she
. again started not one on board supposed for an
instant that nuy lives were lost. This is the whole
story, which can be certified to by many gttod and
reliable men, and many of them old steamboat
comuiaudors. If teachers taking a lot or (toys out
sailing would use a particlc of discretion they wonld
avoid all steamers and never try to get into the
swell or wake, just for excitement. In justice to
the officers of the Americus I think your article In
to day's issue should Ik* modified, and the iiiarue
attached where it l>elongs, viz.? to the part* who
w is in the boat with tlic boys, Mr. Karnham. Yours
. rwpeuUUiy, WtUUM.
Some Hum iloee the Orud Jury of the United 3 la tea
Circuit Court lound an Indictment against Frank L.
Tain tor. charging him with having embeaaled )?0M the
property of the Atlantic National Bank. A motion wm
made by Mr. John B. Burr HI, of counsel for Talntor, to
I""11 the Indictment, on the ground that It did not suffi
ciently ipectiy the offenoe. The result wa? that the Di?
trlct Attorney consented to give, and did supply, to the de
fendant a bill of particular*. The Grand Jury yesterday
found again at Talntor a new bill ol Indictment embracing
the tacts and charges set forth in the bill of particulars;
and a motion will be made to have a turtle prooequi entered
upon the first indiotment
In the Dnlted states District Ceurt yesterday, before
Judge Blatchtord and a Jury, a suit was brought to trial
by the government lor the purpose of condemning a
cargo of com Mixed at or near tholSprlng Valley Distil- ,
lery, in Bockland county, about which there has been so
much litigation, civil and criminal, in the United States
courts. The value ot the corn is $600, and the oorn is
claimed by Whltmoro Brothers on the ground that it
belongs to them ; that although It had been forwarded to
the owners of the Spring Valley Distillery it was never
delivered to them and has not been paid for. The jury,
by direction of the Court, found a verdict lor the claim
In the United States District Court yesterday lines of
$260 each were imposed, by order ot Judge Blatcbf'ord,
upon the following persons for non-attendance as
jurors:? Hiram M. Durkee, W. B. Hutchinson, Robert L.
Kennedy, C. V. B. Ostrander and Daniel C. Rowe.
Yesterday the case of Simon Donau and Christopher
Flood, who are on trial In the Untied States Circuit Court
before Judge Benedict for having conspired to defraud
the government out of the tax on a quantity of whiskey,
manufactured at the Spring Valley Distillery, was again
called on. It was ascertained that one of the Jurors
(Mr. James B. Raymond) was sick and absent. The mat
ter was then adjourned to hall-past one o'clock, In the
hope that an arrangement migbt be made to go on with
eleven Jurors. At the hour named the Court met again,
wheu there was an adjournment till tills morning, at the
usual hour.
Yesterday HughCarr was brought before Commissioner
.shields, ana charged with passing a 910 counterfeit bill
upon Herman Frolelgh, 361 Madison street. It turned out,
upon examination, that the bill was a genuine one, and
that the accused had been In prison on this charge since
Saturday. The Commissioner said it was a highly repre
hensible thing to make an unfounded accusation of this
kind, and at once ordered C'arr to bo discharged.
Yostcrduy, in tho United States Circuit Court, Judge
Smulley took up the trial of the case of Watson A Co.,
clothing Importers, vs. Hlrain Baruey, ex-Collector of
this port. The plaintiffs imported a quantity of goods
which they called flannel, but which tho government
designated worsted, liable to a duty eighteen cents per
pound, flannel being assessed at a lower rate. The
plaintiffs allege that the importation In question was
liable to a lesser rate than eighteen cents, but under
protest, their paid the excess, amounting to about $1,000,
and now bring an action against tho government to re
cover that amount The case is still on. Martin A Smith
lor the plaintiffs; Mr. Treinatne lor the government
By Judge Ingrahnm.
Hyatt vs. The Continental Warehouse Company.? Mo
tion granted.
By Judge Monsll.
Coleman vs. Livingston.? Motion denied.
Gray vs. Sterling.? deference ordered.
in the Hatter ot the Application ol Charles Banks-?
The same.
Dirtlcy vs. Tho Manhattan Odorless Excavatiug Com
pany.- The same.
Weyerinan vs. MUUngton.? Order granted.
By Judge Larretnore.
Da.vten vs. Lnmbrccht.? Application denied.
Piatt vs. Piatt? Defendant is entitled to a hearing on
confirmation of referee's report.
By Judge .1. P. Daly.
Oamftlng vs. Morgan.? Motion granted, without costs.
Kochler vs. Metis. ? Motion denied.
Barnes vs. Mott.? Motion granted.
Before Judge Joacntmson.
Charles W. Morse vs. The American Sterling Com
pany.? Tbe father of the plaintiff, the late Professor
Morse, disposed of a certain plating process to the de
fendants for $18,000, with the proviso, as plaintiff claims,
that he should be employed to superintend the work, at a
salary of $3,500 a year for three years. The contract was
to be in writing, but Its execution was delayed from time
to time until too late. Tbe defendants paid the cash and
have slnoe commenced to operate, but refuse to employ
the plaintiff. This action Is brought to recover the first
three months' salary. The Court held that under the
cares of Wolf vs. Goodkind, Moody vs. Levurldge and
Kolk vs. Daly, decided in the Common Pleas, a party en
gaged under a contract tor servico stipulating the salary
and its period ot noyinent, on being wrongfully dis
charged, cannot inaliitaiu an action for salary, but onlv
for damages resulting from a breach of contract. On this
ruling the plaintiff asked and obtained leave to withdraw
a juror.
Action on a Lost Note.
Before Judge Curtis.
Blackholl vs. Weyar et ml.?' The defendant Weyar,
made his promissory note to the order of Crelghton A
Reynolds, and by them It was endorsed over to plaintiff,
who, before the maturity of the paper, had his pocket
picked of valuables, Including the note, which has never
been recovered, on the day the note mutured plaintiff
called on Weyar and also on the endorsers, stated his loss
and demanded the amount due ftoin maker and endorsers
respectively, but offered no bond ot indemnity to either.
Judge Curtis, on motion, allowed counsel to discontinue
on payment of costs, ruling that it was c^ential to prove
that such a bond bad been tcudered.
Discharge of the Grand Jury Till Next
Before Reorder Ilackett.
The Orand Jury summoned to serve In this Court were
In attendance yesterday morning, but were discharged
till next Monday by llis Honor, In consequence of the
Grand Jury of the Oyer and Terminer being in session.
Pleas ot Gatlty of Larceny.
Tbe Recorder and Assistant District Attorney Horace
Russell disposed of a large number of prisoners yester
day, and if they continue during the term to despatch
business in this way, the prison will be cleared at the
end of the month.
Georgo Hance, who was charged with stealing a gold
watch valued at $70, on the 14th ot March, tho property
of David T. Thomas, pleaded guilty to an attempt at
grand larceny.
George Duryca and John Johnson, two colored men,
who, on tbe 2Mh ot May, stole a carpet valued at $100
from the house of Joshua Cooper, 217 Sullivan street
pleaded guilty to an attempt to commit the offence.
The carpet was recovered by a policeman.
Mary A. Monlhed, alias Marv McDonald, who was in
dicted for stealing a gold watch valued at $*0, on the
24th of May, from Murray II. .llail, pleaded guilty to
attempt at grand larceny.
John Thomas also pleaded gnllty to an attempt at
larceny, the charge against him twins that on tho 30th of
May tie stole a silver watch worth $10, from the person ol"
Patrick McFarlaod
Joseph Klynn was jointly Indicted with Ann McCormlek
for k rand larceny. On the 31st of May they stole four
coats, valued at $37, from the store of Henry T. Crans,
112 Fulton street. He pleaded guilty to an attempt at
grand larceny and was sent to the State Prison for the
period of two years and six months.
Ann McCormlek plcadedjtuilty to an attempt at grand
larceny upon the indictment to which Klynn pleaded
guilty and was sent to tho 8tate Prison tor two years.
William Teraney, a boy, pleaded guilty to an indict
ment charging him with stealing silk dresses and silver
ware .the aggregate value of which amounted to $416, on
the -'i'th oi May. the property ol Laura Keene, the actress.
It was stolen from M Bond street and the police officers
found a portion oi if In the boy's possession and the re
ins indcr of the goods in a room at the Revere House.
The Recorder sent him to the Penitentiary tor two rears
and six months.
James W lllinl), who on the 25th of May stole a pocket*
book < ontalning $4. the property of Barbara Banr,
pleaded guilty to petit larceny.
u wen O'. Nell, Indicted for cutting Terence Morgan In
the face and shoulder with a knife on the 7tli ol July,
1*72. pleaded guilty to assault and battery.
John Kianr) pleaded guilty to having a slumrsbot In
his possession on the 25th of May.
These prisoners were each sent to the Penitentiary for
six mouths.
An Acquittal.
The only case tried by the jury was a charge of assault
and battery preferred against James O'Brien by Agnes
Dertlnger, tbe wife of a Harlem lager beer saloon keeper,
who swore that on the 28th of August last the defendant
struck her three times in the face. It appeared in rhe
course oi the trial that O'Brien ??< severely beaten by
Dertinger. the proprietor, and that an inalctmcnt for
tclonlolsto assaulting him was found by the Grand Jury.
The testimony In this case 'vas conflicting, but the mry
fcelievinif that tbe preponderance of testimony wax In
lavor of the accused rcudered a verdict of not guilty.
Before Jndge Sutherland.
Three cases were tried in this Court yesterday, but not
one of tbeui was specially Interesting, though the evi
dence was voluminous.
Louis Uluck was f'onnd not gnllty of a charge of as
sault and battery. The. case sprung out ol a lager beer
free light and it was hard to say whether the defendant
or the complainant w as most to blame.
Edward lea, an Italian, was charged with carrying a
dirk knlie. He admitted that it had been tound on him,
but said, in explanation, that he had hern in the country
and had used It to 'cut off the branches ot trees." Un
loriunaielv lor him, he subsequently got into a imarrel
and was arrested, and on being searcned the knife was
found on him. The jury returned a verdict of not guilty.
Patrick Foley was tried for a letonious assault and bat
ten', but after the case bad progressed some time it be
came clear that the charge oi simple assault and battery
only could be maintained, and District Attorney Kolllns
confuted, at the request ot prisoner's counsel, toacccpt
that pl?a
At t!ie Jefferson Market Police Court yesterday, before
JustiM LtdwiUt Johu Pouuus, of M W??t Thirty uiatfU
street; assays Bowbecker, of MM, sad Mwli Kit
nard, of SO0 asms ?treet, were charged with burglary I*
breaking into the laser beer mUjd ot John Mnr, it
B04 We7 Thirty ninth street, on the night of the 1st or
June, and stealing one keg ot lager beer. They were
committed in deianlt ot 11,000 bail respectively to
Timothy Beardon, ot 471 Pearl street, was resting him
self upon a pile of lumber in West street yesterday morn
lag, when lie was assaulted by Francis O'Nell and two
others, who stripped from him his cost and shoee end
thon ran awmy. Reunion pursued with loud cries, which
attracted the attention of O nicer Dun) op, or the Twenty
eighth, who arrested O'Nell and took him before Justice
Ledwlth. He there tare his residence at 403 West street,
and Dleaded not guilty. He was committed without bail to
answer. The others eseaped.
Grand Laiteny,
Benjamin Lyon, of IMH Stanton street, was charged
with stealing a gray mare from Frederic O. Hetner, of
I.2M Broadway, Brooklyn. The erldence stated the
mare had been In Lyon's possession and that he had
traded It off lor a horse. He was held in the sum of $600
to answer.
Am Incorrigible Toper Atteaapti to Ha>>
dor Hie Willi.
John Drake, residing at 90S East Thirty -fourth street,
was charged by his wile Ann with having stabbea her
while attempting to take her Ufe on Sunday uight He
was committed for trial to the Special Sessions. Drake la
a most Incorrigible drunkard, and l>oa?ted the other dar
In the presence ef Justice Butbv that if he were sent up
every day in the week he would get down Again as often.
Efforts were then made to have him indicted as an
escaped convict by the Grand Jury, but obat failing, he
was discharged.
George Clancy was held for trial for havtn*. as alleged,
stolen a cheat of carpenter's tools froom George O. Van
Winkle, of 133 West 'ihirty-fllth street The charge was
About four o'clock yesterday morning Christian Moring
welck attempted to rob that part ot the premises occu
pied by Ueerge W. Edwards at 781 Ninth avenue. He '
was, however, discovered before he was able to get away
with a watch and chain and other articles which he was
in the act of appropriating. Mr. Edwards arrested lilm,
and he was locked up in the Twenty-second precinct
station house. Yesterday he was held for trial at the
above Court.
Btrrsmrs Ooowr? Cinourr? Part 1? Held by Judge Bar
rett.? Noa. 709. 719, Utt. 729, 2495, 417, 457k. 25(6, 379K,
91*7 k, 2747, 11, US*, "7. ?7, 6?>, 6#9>? 813, 1043. I'art i
Held by Judge Van Brunt.? Case on. -3M
8orna>a Coobt? Cbsjiskks? Held by Jndge Ingra
ham.? Nos. 13, 14 15, 18, 48, 49. 50, 51, 65. 6fi, 87, 79H, ill,
117, 148, 187, 189, lfc, 207, 209, 231, 222 ( all ^3.
SoPKitioR Coobt? Trial Teas? Part 1? Held by Judge
Sedgwick.? Case on. Part 2? lield bv Judge Barbour.?
Nos. 1922, 2028, 1708, 1758, 1834, 1506, 50. 2831, 2852, 1288, 1140,
1548, 1854. 1(188, 818.
Coobt or Common Pleas? Equitt Term? Held by Judge
Daly. -Nos. 59. 7, 2* 47, 153, 84, 72, 75, 28, 85.
Court or Common Plkas? Trial Turk? Part 1? Held
by Judge 3. F. Daly.? No*. 328M, 2398, 2391, 45, 1494, 1490,
1489, 145, 897. 2011, 2012, 1651, 3313, 3234, 3388, 3389. Part
2? Held by Judge Locw.-Noa. 2100, 2030, 2028, 1831, 1215,
2177, 2179. 1792, 2088. 2102, 2158, 2195, 2198, 2201. 2202.
Marink Court? Trial Term? Part I? Held by Judge
Joachlmsen.? Nos. 1880. 2614, 1570, 2147. 2200, 1937, 1970,
698. 2810, 2388, 2388, 2371* 2S72, 2378, 2078. Psrt 2-Held by
Judge flpauldlnc ? Nos. 2877, 2237, 2231. 2087, 2309, 2391,
2393, 2399, 2401. 2403, 2407, 2409, 2411, 2419, 2421. Part 3
Held by Jndge Curtis. -Nos 2214, 2218. 2148. 1*3, 2284,
2220, 1888, 1178, 1438*. 2300, 2332, 2334, 2387, 1993, 1310.
Court or CIknbrai. Sbssions? Part 1? Held by Recorder
Haokett.? The People vs. Levi Aarons, reoelvlng stolen
goods; Same v(. Thomas Poster and Thomas Kinney,
burglary; Same vs. Helena riolms and Peter Solms,
felonious assault and battery; Haine vs. Oeo"ge A.
Everett and Prank W. Brooks, grand larceny ; Same vs.
Charles Berdat, assault and battery ; Name vs. Stephen
Phalon and James Sullivan, petty larceny. Part 2? Held
by Judge Sutherland.? The People vs. Andrew Rankin,
perjury: Same vs. Patrick McShane and Charle* Mc
Shane, (felonious assault and battery ; Same vs. George H.
Parrel I, do,; Same vs. James Mooney, grand larceny;
Same vs. William Mahon.v.do; Same vs. Mary Baker,
do. ; Same vs. r'raneis llufTernan, Johu J. Kelly and
John I.sfferty, do ; Same vs. John McCormack, do. ; Same
vs. George Smith, pettv larceny ; Same vs. John L. Hud
sou, concealed weapons; Suiue vs. Edward Keiiuer,
Bankruptcy Proceedings.
Before Judge Benedict
A petition was filed in Brooklyn by Joseph H. Tuck, of
the Arm of Tuck i. Co.. machinists, and In New York a
petition was filed agninst the firm by certain creditors'
A motion was made yesterday before Judge Benedict to
stay the proceedings as against Mr. Tuck individually.
The Court grauted the motion temporarily? for two
weeks? and the meeting of the creditors nas conse
quently been ad loumed tor that time. It is proposed to
consolidate the proceedings in both districts.
In the Matter of William Adams.? The peculiar circum
stances attending this case make it proper that some
allowance should be made out of the hankrnpt's estate
for the uecessary legal services rendered to the bankrupt
prior to bis adjudication, but tne pecuniary interests ol
some of the counsels in tne property ol the bankrupt was
such as to forbid the allowance of any considerable sum.
I think $150 can be properly a-ked as the sum which
it would have been necessary for the bankrupt to havo
disbursed to enable his rights to be fully protected.
That amount the assignee mav pay to the counsel for
the services in the petition set forth.
A Transaction In Bonds and Real Estate.
Before Judge Pratt.
Mr. Archibald M. Bliss, a well known Brooklyn poll"
tician, in November, 1870, purchased a house and sixteen
lots ol ground at Myrtle and Lewis avenues from Mrs.
Jane A. Mills, for $37,000. The terms ot the sale were that
Mr. Bliss was to pay $5,000 in cash, $25,000 in bonds of the
Avenue C (New York) Railroad Company, in which he
was a large stockholder, aud assume a mortgage of $7,000
which was upon the property. All this he did. Mrs.
Mills alleges that Mr. Bliss guaranteed the bonds to be
worth par, and that they bore seven per cent
Interest, which would be paid regularly. The interest was
Said until the Summer of 1S72, when pavment ceased.
Ira Mills thereupon induced Mr. HIiss to take back his
bonds and give her a deed ot the property. He rethsed
to do anything of the kind and she therefore bmuuht suit
against him. The trial was commenced yesterday and
will probably continue several days. Plaintiff alleges a
false warrantee by defendant
The defendant says that he knew nothing of Mrs. Mills
as the owner of the property until the day on which the
deed was parsed, the exchange having been effected by
her husband, who acted as her agent Mr. HIiss denies
that he made any guarantee as to the worth of the
bonds, and says that he gave builds which cost him
$25,000. _____
CtTT Court.? Nos. 13. 127, 52, 173, 1, 2, S, 9. 89, 132, 14.
94, 12V, 130, 131, 133, 134*, 138, 137, 138.
Albawt. N. T., June 9. 1873.
The following is the Court of Appeals day culeu'dar for
Tuesday, June 10:? Nos. 203, 163, 164, 135, 153, 149, 1(55, 167.
Laying the Corner Stone of Dr. Hall's
Mew Edifice on Fifth Avenue and
Flftyflflh Street.
The corner stone of the new Presbyterian church
on Fifth avenne anil Fifty-fifth street was laid
yesterday, with imposing ceremonies. In the pres
ence of a large and fashionable gathering. An
awning had l>een erected to shade the baid heads
of the reverend gentlemen who were to conduct
the ceremonies, but the fashionably bedecked
ladies and gentlemen of the congregation
who attended were compelled to endure the
somewhat heated rays of the sun, which ut
four o'clock had lost little of its noonday
power. The church when finished will occupy
the northwestern corncr of Fifth avenue
aud Fifty-filth street, and will be a magnificent
edifice of a composite style of architecture. The
land was purchased for $35o,ooo, and ail the money
needed go far to carry on the undertaking has been
lurniHhed entirely by voluntary subscriptions of
members of the congregation. It is intended to
seat comfortably two thousand persons, and will,
besides, have a lecture room, a large sabbath
school room, a pastor's private room and a church
parlor. The new building will prebably be ready
for occupancy in the rail of 1874, and until that
time the congregation will worship In their present
building on Nineteenth street and Fifth avenue,
which, however, is sorely inadequate to their
wants. There were a number or distinguished
ministers present yesterday, as well as $ highly re
spectable delegation of laymen.
The Rev. John Hall, pastor, for whom the new
church is building, opened the exercises by a
prayer; the trathcring sung a hymn, "Jesus Shall i
Reign," and Mr. Janes Frailer, ot the Building
Committee, read a historical account of the church.
The corner stone was then laid with the accus
tomed services by I)r, Hall. It contained within it
a historical statement of the enterprise, and the
customary moiuentoes of the dav and the occasion.
Short sermons were then made by Drs. Adams,
Muhlenburg Foss, Robinson. Ludlow and Taylor,
each representing other denominations of the
church, and the services closed with warm congrat
ulations from the congregation tottoe pastor.
N?w York, Jane 0, 1873.
All organizations desiring to unite in the funeral
ceremonies of the late Hon. James U orr will re
port to II. Clay Preston, Grand Marshal, at the
Governor's room, City Hall, up to noon on Friday.
Deputy Grand Master.
Nkw Yore, Jane o, 1873.
To tbi Editor of the Herald:?
In ths list of surgeons appointed by the Board of
Police, as published in yesterday's Herald, my
name appears as one ef those selected for service.
To correct the error I write to say that It is my
son, Dr. Wiliard Parker Worster, a resident of
Harlem, who lias been paid this compliment by the
honorable CoauuissioneYs of Polfce. Very truly,
fours , JO?$ra VVOiWTEH. H> D.
ad Saying* mi the Ofleial
Tliitby-A JiptMU Vtaitof? The Palftoe
Waglrtraol** Tacts for tha A^irmsn
The On ObHqvi?-li| Win
dow* and Ornamental
Lamp*? A Fie* Lit*
tie Debate.
There waa a renewal of excitement among poli
tician# and offloe-seekers yesterday at the City
HaU, which augura a lively contest lor the offlcea
jet to be disposed of, and the Aldermen, though
not in aeaslon yesterday, were individually aa busy
aa beea. Of courae Mayor Havemeyer had a fuj#
quota of visitors. but he haa a fortunate faculty od
being able to hear a great deal of talklag without
allowing it to fret him. As a gentleman remarked
yesterday? "He's the beet listener I ever aaw.
He'il hear all a man ha* got to aay, aad seldom
does any of the talking hlmaelt He conflncn hlm
self to thinking, but he always pulls thron**
right." ^
Of course overybody of any account called en
him, but aa thejr have had their names printed
often enough it ia not worth while repeating then.
There wore two visitors, however, whoae advent
waa of peculiar Interest? Tetanoake Tomete, Vloe
Consul of the Empire of Japan at this port, and the
Consul of the Netherlands. The gentlemen called:
together to pay their respects to the municipal ex
ecutive, and after a brief interview and friendly
conversation took their leave.
With reference to the
some very peculiar pointB of the bill, not hitherte
fully understood or known, crept out yesterday,
and will be of peculiar intoreat to the Aldermen)
inasmuch as the bill restricts the range of their no
tion in one or two ways, in the flrst
place, the bill provides that the Board
shall take action on the nominations in the order
In which the names of the nominees are sent In by
the Mayor. Thus they must dispose of the flrst
two nominations before they can take any Sctlon
on the second two, and must take action also on
the aecond two before they can proceed to a con
sideration of the third two, and so on until the ten
nominations have been acted on. No candidate
when once rejected can be renominated by tha
Mayor, but the Aldermen imay, If they choose, re
consider the vote by which any candidate was re
jected, and then confirm lilm. The bill also pro
vides that the two magistrates flrst appointed ahalll
hold olQce for
5*? l?K?t?appoJ.t":e<1 f?r nine years, the next
?k ? y?ar% the fourth two for seven years.
two tor six years. Under
these circumstances then Messrs. Ackert and'
Streeter, already nominated, will be the long tern*
or ten years magistrates, if confirmed. These
provisions are all embraced In sections 6 and 10 a t
tnc bin.
u??inon Council Committee having charo
of the civic arrangements for the obsequies of
... . .. .. -Tn" LAT* JAMES L. obk,
Minister to Russia, have requested General Shaler.
Commander of the First Division of the National
Guards of the State of New York, to parade the
Seventh regiment with full band at the funeraL 16
Is probable that the ftmeral will take plaoo either
on Wednesday or Friday. The steamer bearing the
remains is not expected before to-night or to
morrow morning. Invitations to be present at the
services have been forwarded to the President and
cabinet, to Governor Dlx and staff, to Major Gene
ral Haneock, commanding this Military Depart
ment, to the heads of Departments of the city gov
ernment, the Judges of the United states and State
Courts and other public functionaries.
The Board of Assistant Aldermen met yesterday
alternoon, but no business of public importance
was transacted.
A LITTLE "enters,"
however, was inaugurated, and proved very en
joyable to the members and entertaining to the
lobby. In one instance the name of Solomon
Michaels was brought up for approval as a Com
missioner of Deeds. Nobody seemed to take much
interest in it, and the nomination was about to b?
referred, when
Assistant Alderman Kellt rose in his seat
said:? "Mr. President, I think this man Is a lit
proper person to exercise the office of Commla
sioner of Deeds. He is a man who has never Men
sentenced to be hanged once, although he has been
1? ^ 8freat mau7 times. He Is an offloer of
the Fifth District Court." That settled It. and tha
resolution appointing Michaels was adopted.
A little later a concurrent resolution from tha
Board of Aldermen came up, to grant permission
to the Equitable Life Assurance Company to erect
three ornamental lamps in tront of their offices.
Assistant Alderman Clancy pitched into It In
lively style, and wanted to know, sarcastically,
why this poor (?) corporation, with no reputation
(f), no capital (?), no anvthlng, should be allowed
to obstruct Broadway with
oi this kind. They were too poor to advertise
themselves in any regular way, he supposed, and
the insignificant building they already occupy In
Broadway? a mere shed? was not attracting
enongh attention to their affairs. He suggested
as the company was so llmiteo (?) in its meansTlt
merely wanted with these fancy lamps to attraes
the attention of countrymen coming uu Broadwav
and so extend the area ef their trade.
Assistant Alderman Thorneli. didn't see his ool
league s sarcasm, and got up te state that the
opposition evinced by Mr. Clancy was an opposition
purely personal. i F
Assistant Alderman Clanct came up once more
in swinging tones. "If the gentleman say*
l am actuated by personal feelings in this matter
Assistant Alderman Thorneli. said something
about not taking notlee of personal remarks. But
the Equitable company, at all events, was not the
poor and almost defunct organization which the
gentleman had just asserted it to be. He thoucht
it was strange that when he voted for the
measures favored by other members they shonlil
oppose those which he desired to have progressed.
Assistant Alderman Clancy thought it waa
a rather strange suggestion, as the gentleman
seemed to suppose It to exist, that votes should be
bargained off and measures adopted by one mem
ber agreeing to vote for his colleague's resolution
on condition that his colleague should vote
for his. He concluded by stating that the Equit
able had already obtruded the piers of their build
ing four feet beyond the lines, thus reducing the
sidewalk from fifteen feet to eleven reet in width,
and that if these lamps were erected they would
reduce the width some two or three feet addi
The row ended by referring the resolution to tha
Committee on Lamps and Gas.
Assistant Alderman Simonson got himself Into
trouble by advocating a resolution to permit some
body to
In front of certain designated premises.
Assistant Alderman Kelly opened the ball be
asking whether it was intended that the bay win
dow should occupy the whole iront of the premi
ses. as he understood the house was a four story
Assistant Alderman Simonson? Not the whole
Another member wanted to know of what mate
rial the window was to be constructed, whether ef
glass or bricks.
Assistant Alderman Simonson? Of glass. I be
Another inquired ir the window was to haw
glass sides.
Assistant Alderman Simonson? Glass front sH
Another asked if the window was not intended
to be or wood and glass.
Assistant Alderman Simonson? Both.
Tne last qulery was? What sort of wood win ha
used, pine or black walnut ?
Assistant Alderman Simonson? I think It will be
pine. Any more questions to be asked ?
None came, and the resolution was adopted, ""fl
after a little more "clrcas" the Hoard adjourned.
THE OHABITY 0011*188101.
Meeting Yesterday of the CommlnlMets
of Charities and Correction? Unaafto
Condition of the Cltjr Prison.
The reorganization of the Commissioner* ot
Charities and Correction has occasioned consider
ate lal>or upon the Commissioners, and meetlnga
have been held twice a day by the newly appointed
Commissioners, The department is found to be,
speaking generally, in a condition that needs much
reform, ami with a view to accomplish this the Com
missioners are unfailing In their efforts to discover
abuses and obtain a speedy correction. On Friday
it was resolved to reduce the salaries efthe Execu
tive of the I'ark Hospital twenty per cent. Yester
day a meeting was held at the office in Eleventh
street, when there were present President Lalm
l>eer and Commissioners Bowen and stera.
city prison. ?
Commissioner Stern presented the following re
On my visit to the Tombs this morning I examined th?
gste ol the Franklin street entrance. On said examina
tion Warden Johnson j ointed out to me ouite a larra
hole In laid gate, near the lower hinges, which seemed
to Im* gnawed by rats or otherwise. The ?aid hole waa
covered hv a tin plate from the inside, whic h was oar'lv
torn by a prison wagon this morning. I also found some
'?"?11 holes In the celling oi the recedes in the wall of
the Tombs, on the franklin street side. Deemln* theaa
respS^IuIy'reconimend :^?t flWsSSSS
ailSt r B?^!,,r?'.hnCOm?"Ily w',h th* '' resident ot ?hi?
Mer8"??Vfldn if'anv
miUed*1 toar* rf1,llro<1- aTi of which UuU^mI?
Referred to President Uimheer.
wm$S?mna*t9 *d,ournwl KtM)Qt loor o'clock

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