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WHERE'S THAT BALLOON? The Voyage to Europe V ague. WRONG RIND OF WIND IN TI!E WAY. Danger of Being Blown Out to Sea. Professor Wise ai^d. the Aerial Advertisement. There was no balloon ascension yesterday at the Capitoline (.rounds, in Brooklyn, and tbe voyage to Europe aerially is still an untried experiment. Tne wind was in tlie way. The balloon was Inflated in the morning with many thousand leet of gas, and swelled up like a poor relation with a rich legacv. But the wind was In the way. It was a determined kind of wind, blowing steadily out to aea, and ordered purpoaely l>y the Weather Bureau to earry the gallant aeronauts over to Hyde Bark, London. It was the wrong sort 01 wiud, however, and the wrong sort of weather every way. What was wanted was a clear day, without a fleck of vapor on the cerulean vault that bends above us, and there was also wanted, In place of an insane atraight-out-to-sea wind, a gentle breeze, moving In a circle, such as might carry THE A EK1AL AH VKKTISKM ENT round and round tlie city of New York, and then take It southward towards Heading, Pennsylvania, to give the intrepid Donaldson a chance to say iviIf, vale to ins rural admirers. It Is much to be rejoiced over that there was no ons loollsh enough to suggest sending off this great balloon in the wind that prevailed. It would certainly have been blown out seaward and people might never have a counce ol gazing on it again. It might have been BLOWN OVER TO EUROPE; and ncavon knows the consequences If It struck against the irosty nightcap of Mont lllanc, or the cross of St. Peter's, or the Column of July in the Place de Bastile. lie who fl'.'hts and runs away May live to light another day. This balloon, it is a happiness to tell, started on no suicidal journey yesterday. Discretion overruled the other elements of vulor, and the balloon survives. It was one-fonrth inflated when Mr. Donaldson experimented on the rip Hue, u peculiar contrivance for tearing a rent in the cloth without using a jack knife, nnd givtng tree scope to the gas to mingle with the outside atmosphere. The floundering oasiiac1 heaved a gigantic sigh when Donaldson pulled his rip line, and then, In a scries of sighs, it collapsed and perished, and when the curious multitude entered the grounds to see what had happened it lay empty and llielese on the green sward. Some laborers were digging a trench close by just about this time, and a simple stranger present was Impelled to inquire if that were the gruve of the prostrate monster. DISAPPOINTED CROWDS. Great crowds came towaras the Capitollne Grounds throughout the day, and several thousands at fifty cents a head entered therein and gazed sadly on the wreck spread on the ground. Towards evening, at the hour announced for the ascension, little boys dotted the top of the wooden lence and tuc trees around the enclosure. On the outside there was a large economical assemblage that had carefully weighed the purchasing power of filty cents and concluded to see the sight for nothing. Professor Wise was inside the ropes in the aiteruoou. lie was an object of much curiosity, especially on the part of the scientific portion oi the spectators. Science was largely represented, and every scientist had a different theory about currents of AHi AND AEROSTATION. The cloth of the balloon as it lay on the ground looked and smelted like an old sail. It was ripped In two places, and overoneoftheseaman, slttlngon a bag of sand, was leisurely engaged in sewing a paten. He said he hud stitched in sixty spots over the surface of the balloon and that there could hardly be any tnore occasion tor the exercise 01 his needle. Proiessor Wise said:?"The management of this thing was taken out of my hands. Thev have not done as 1 wanted. In place 01 New York mills they substituted the Orchard brand or musim. The varnishing Is not properly done. The balloon weighs four times more than one made of silk, i don't want that car and all that truck you see there in the tent. The boat Is all I care to use, but that too is not constructed the way I wanted. When I go up 1 8tia.il cur away that deck they have put there. Kverything has been done contrary to my directions. 1 desired to bave the balloon kept until ready lor Inflation In the ship bouse ol the llrookh n Navy Yard, where It would be protected Ironi the weather. In place of that it has been kept out under the rain, the water has lodged on it in pools and spoiled the cloth." INEXPERIENCED UUILDEK8. A gentleman named Stiner, who was busy aronnd the scene, observed?"The men who were engaged hi luuuagc tun mummy ui tuc maiiuiiu uuu uu riperience In such matters. The varnish ?a* daubed *nd not laid on with the necessary evenness. The varnishing of a balloon requires as nice treatment an the varnishlug of a piece of lurnlture." lie believed the balloon would not sustain Itself forty-eight hours; that it would be suicidal for Professor wise to make the attempt, and urged liun not to do It. The bag had accumulated considerable fllth and sand on its adhesive surlaoe, and might weigh in the neighborhood f three and a hair tons. The varniau of the balloon was lound to rnb off easily with the chafing of the rope netting. The cloth appeared liable to tear in all directions, like Imitation 01 parchment II once rent. The heaviness of the material and the likelihood of its allowing the gas to escape through the dixteuded pores when expansion took place formed the subject of serious comment in several gruupa. THE TENT. l*he tent wherein all the lurnlshlng of the baloon was contained reminded one or an agricultural lair In the West, where every man's contribution is duly labelled with his address uud business. Hero mere was a large crowd all day. They gazed and gazed at the lileboat and tue car and the scientific instruments lor hours, and they carried away with them the names and addresses of the people who retail canned sausage, maniila rope, maple furniture, water barrels, sky lanterns, Xc. The navigator, Mr. Lnnt, who has charge of the Uieboat, said his appetite was good. He was asked if he felt anything like a man who was going to be uanged, and ne replied no, nor did he feel like a man who was going to be di owned. lie affected contempt lor the hnlloon. and said the irreut nolnt in the whole enterprise wag the llfelioat. He should show that he wan able to cross to Europe in that if he only got a chance. The balloon will be galvanized Into life again In a few day*, and perhaps by Friday the weather will permit of its going abroad from the United States of America into the unexplored fastnesses of New Jersey. A few days like yesterday would help to make this balloon as valuable as a silver mine. It Is a pity it should be going away so soon, lor thousands of the country people of Long Island are drawing out their savings to s^e it. Professor Donaldson is undecided what attitude to assume when he ascends this time. He may possibly go up by a hook fastened in his nose, a flour barrel around his waist, a pail of water on his head umi a keg of lager between bis toes. professor wish on ti1f. fizz i. k. Professor wise returned to bis rooms in this city At hall-past seven last evening, and was met by u representative of the Herald desirous of feeling bis scientific pulse. He looked careworn and dejected, but his temper was unruiUed. "When will the attempt be reuewed to Inflate the balloon, Professor r" inquired the reporter. "To-morrow morning at six o'clock," he replied. "At icast so they tell me." Reporter?who will superintend the inflation 1" Professor Wise?Mr. Hteiuer, 1 understand. Reporter?Indeed I How Is that possible ? Mr. Ktelner has gone home to Albany this evening, and be has lnioriued me that ho will not return until sent for. Professor Wise?I wa? not aware of that. Then, taming to his son, Mr. Cn&ries Wise, "How Is thai, Charles; did you know that Stelner had left r Charles Wise?Oh. yesi He IWt only a short time ago. He says they do not intend to resume operations before Friday. Professor Wise?Humph i Reporter?Well, Proiessor, how long shall yon bold yourself in readiness to make the ascension, provided the balloon is patched up and filled t Professor Wise?Not beyond this week.* If there IB no iiaiioon tor me by Friday or Saturday i anaii conHider myself absolved from the present undertaking. There was something said about getting up another balloon, by one or the Goodaella, bat 1 toid ttiem I wanted no more of their experiments; I've I.ad enough. i;ki'ohtkb?Then yon are not bonnd to fulfil your contract at the convenience of the managers ol the exhibition ? Professor Wint?Certainly not. I agreed to make the experimental voyage provided they furnished an airship that could get Itself off the ground. I d.U uoi agree and blrnU uvt couaent to participate VEW YORK H m any exhibitions. If through a foolish or rather a ahamelul ecouomy the balloon is a failure the fault la not rniue. for my wishes in regard to almost every detail of the conatrn-tion have been pooh-poohed, aud everything baa been done to save expense at the possible risk of Ule. i warned the Messrs. Ooodsell weeks ago that tney would regret their parsimony, and implored them to insure the practicability of testing the easterly current. 1 pictured to them the prestige and profit that would naturally accrue to thetn throughout the world if they should be Instrumental in aid lug me to cross the ocean, l told them that their (ortune was to be reaped alter a snccessiul trip, and not by a monkey show before we had lound whether their canvas could be buoved up at all. But these clever young men laughed, aud told me to maid my business (which was what 1 was trying to do), ami gave me to understand that Mr. Donaldson conlil be relied upon for whatever advice was needed, Kver since they discovered, some weeks ago, that vuu vvpj 1 HJUfc VI IUT UUUI [CU LI liCII 1 III wu^ii buv Air'*) was disposed of to a Philadelphia house they seem to have tried to make it hot lor me. My plan was to have the balloon Inflated la Union square, and to make the ascension from that central point in this city. Pat there could have been no show held there at liity cents a head, and so that idea did not suti these speculators. By needless exposure, cureless handling and a general blundering or Incompetent management, the balloon has now been damaged almost beyond a Eossibllity of repair, and if it storms to night It will e still Mrther Injured. Six mouths of careful use would not have harmed the canvas to the extent that it has already sutlcred. Kkcobtkk?It would seem, then, that you consider that the collupse is now complete t Prolcssor Wise? l am afraid that there is but very little lioiw of our ever getting overhead with that aerostadt. Hud It been properly housed and intelligently handled, even thougu the material of | which it is ma te is of an interior quality, 1 believe that we could have got off and might have made the voyage. it we do start now 1 hope the Hkr ild will send a sicain yaeht around to Montauk Point to follow In our track and tako us aboard when we come down, lor I'nt pretty sure that we shall ; need the services ol un enterprising journal to act | ns ashore. Piomlsing that this modest request should be | a (tended to, in case the great wind bag should mutative bade the down-nearted aeronaut good evening. LOWE ON BALLOONING. Hi* View* on the Transatlantic Voyage?Upinton of Protestor Wllt-Huw to Succeed and How Not to Succeed? Air Kavlgallon in General?The Greatest Voyage on Record. A IIkkald reporter haa had an interview with Professor T. S. C. Lowe, the great aeronaut, with the foliowiug results:? Reporter?Professor, I suppose you are familiar with the preparations now being made for the transatlantic balloon voyage? Professor Lowe?Somewhat; buc my limited time hue prevented me from investigating the matter very closely. Reporter?What do you think of the ability of the aeronauts?Professor Wise In particular? Professor Lowe?I consider Professor Wise as theoretical rather than practical. 1 tnink he can sail a balloon in teb better than he can construct one. There are many wiio are able to navigate the ocean and ret cannot build a ship wherewith to dolt. As for the other aeronaut I know hnt little of him. Reporter?Do you not think their apparatus Is properly constructed and of the right materials? rroiessor i.owe-i Know notning or it, excepting from tlie descriptions 1 have read. From these I ' should suppose that sufficient attention had not been paid to the socuriug or a coat Impervious to gas. The network, I al-o think, is constructed or unsuitable material. As for the material or the balloon proper, that should have been silk, but I suppose it would be diillcult to obta.n the right quality in the necessary quaniitv. In addition to this, it would have greatly increased the cost. For a lew voyages, good musiin would be ur preferable to poor silk. Kei'oktek?Is not this balloon very much like the one you constructed in 1850 lor a like voyage? Proiossor I,owk?Except in material aud construction, it Is a,most an exact imitation, although somewhat smaller. Kepuuteb?Do you consider this balloon too small? TOO I,AHOE A BALLOON. Professor Lowe?No. On the contrary it Is lar too largo. With the knowledge I have gained since tliat time?by the great experience I had in the war and otherwise?I should not build a balloon of more tlian ico.ooo cubic feet capacity, exuetly one-sixth the capacity of this. Aludo ol silk and properly coated, such a balloon wodld 11 oat for three or four mouths, and, filled with pure hydrogen, would carry more sarety apparatus aud possess more boat capacity than this balloon or the one I originally bnlit for the same purpose. Rbpokteu?Of course you believe In the theory of the eastern current, and that a balloon can float across *,ne Atlautic ? Proiessor Lowe?Yes, my experience between loritnflnu 10 ?li>rr ami JA ilfxr liuu nlu-ava ohntm | that at all seasons the upper currents uiove to| wards the east, varying (row southeast to north' east, according to the season of the year, and with J the proper machinery there would be no difficulty lu landing on the other slue somewhere; but you could never calculate your landing place within '4<>oo miles or any particular I point. You must bear In mind that my object In balloon voyages across the ocean was not to establish a system of travel in that wanner, but to convey news across rapidly, and then use the land telegraph for the purchase or sale of stocks and goods several days in advance ol the regular steamers. Speculators womd have paid large sums wr such service. Cyrus W. Field, however, spoiled my >un lu this direction by successfully laying the Atlantic c able, and thereby comerTing a uiore lasting blessing upon humanity than I could ever have done with millions or balloons. Kkpobtkr? bo you not think that balloons will conic Into general use for trans-Atlantic voyages, in case Mr. Wise Is successful? Professor Lows?Nut a bit of it. Aerial voyages will never come into general use, except lor the puritoses ol making observations, lu peace and war, and In getting out ol a tight place in case of a siege, as was the case at Paris in the late war. Thev will be used lor pleasure excursions and occasionally for sensations, like that of Wife's. Kkpoktkk What do you tliluk of the dangers attending the voyage generally? Prolea-or Lows?I consider the danger mucn less than most people. If the aeronauts appreciate the power which the wind will have upou such an immense surface and provide cables ol sufficient strength attached to anchors and water drags, Ill order to stop tue nanoon beiuro coming on to the earth, or if. coming down upou the water, they can atop the balloon with the bout head on to the 8cu, anil detaching It instantly before It surges and sways about too much, then, I should say, there was but a small amount of danger. Reporter?Do you think the benefits which will accrue to science and otherwise will compensate lor tlie risk of life in the enterprise? lowe's ruiLosomv. Professor Lowe?les, as l said before, It sets the world to thinking and discussing the subject ol science. i think every man should he willing to part with his life whenever lie can obtain full value lor it, and 1 suppose tlie aeronauts go witn the (eeling that they have ireccived lull value lor their lives In case of "wreck or disaster. reporter? You mention possible wreck, Would It be possible to launch the boat on touching tne water? Proiessor Lowe?Certainly, nothing more simple or easy. Tnere must be but one connection to be severed, and tliut must be cut Instant!/ ou touching the water. lowe's reminiscences. Reporter?Will not the balloon, coming down from a great height, descend with fearlul velocityr Proiessor Lowe?Not at all. The descent of iho balloon can nc regulated with exuet precision, and ; the coming down dc as gradual as wished. | Reporter?In case an accident should happen, such as the bursting of the balloon? Proiessor Lowe?There Is still no danger. The I moment the canvas has severed It falls down and forms a paracnuto. I once saw an exploded | balloon sail tor flitccn uilles and effect a sale landlug. In the army, I remember once u similar accident happened to Fits-John Porter, who made an 1 ascension, and, becoming alarmed, held on to the valve-rope until every fnirticle of gas was exhausted, and the folds ot the silk formed a parachute, wldch bore him safely to the earth. Reporter?Vv hat. amount of ballast should a large balloon carry? Piolesaor Lowe One similar to Wise's ought not to ascend with less than five tons ballast. Reporter- What was the carrying power of your great bawoou? monstrous. Professor i.owe?My monster balloon, the city of New York, had a capacity id over 7U,ooo leet and was capable of raising SIX tons, the gas employed alone weighing over 2% tuns. Its envelope power of resistance, when new, was ioo tons, This monster was designed to cross the ocean by the eaatern current, and was to have been emnloved In tho manner 1 have spoken of. Tlie reason for constructing a balloon oi such size was the necessity of obtaining a great capacity In relation to Its surface, aa the coating used at that nay was not sufficient to render the envelope impervious to tbe desired degree. On account of Its Immense size many whom 1 could name predicted that It could not rise from tbe earth. It was not possible to inflate It by the ordinary means at lot*. 19 i twit U to JbUa ERALD, THURSDAY, SEPT delphia and Inflated tt, and ao It made a succeaalul voyage with fear passengers and a carrying weight often toua. 1 he voices of the croakers were completely ailenoed. Thia experimental voyage waa made on June 28, i860, the day of the Great Eastern's arrival at New York. A lull account of it appeared in a near date of the Philadelphia Iivjulrer. UepoRTBK?Yon have made a great number ot ascensions, have you not f Professor Gowk?1 have kept no record. I made about two thousand in Central Park, over three thousand (or the government during the war, and several hundred longer and more extended voyages. reporter?what nan been yonr highest aititune r Prolessor Lowe?lweuiv-three thousand live hundred feet, near L'tica, N. Y. It was the highest limit 1 ever reached. I have closely approximated, but never exceeded this height. In the army, the greater number of ascensions ranged in altitude trom live hundred to two thousand feet, although 1 have frequently cut loose and passed over the enemy's works at a dlstanee of two miles, returning in a reverse current. 110w did 1ik ever do it? Reporter?l)ld not the rebels endeavor to destroy you and your balloon t Professor Lowe?Yes, irequent attempts were made. I have several shot which were directed against the balloon, but they never hit it. MWIIH BM you not at one time make an extensive and rapid trip? Professor i.owe? Yes, I made In 1801 the quick- . est time and the longest trip on record. DEPARTMENT OF PAR^S. An Important Meeting?Colored Citizens Demand Employment In the Department?A Characteristic Letter?Appointment of Committees?The Asphalt Pavement In City Hall Square Condemned? The Week's Bills. The I'ai k Commission met yesterday morning at nine o'clock, Mr. Wales, the President, in the chair, and all the membcrsof the commission. The meeting was, as usual, secret, and only those things whicti were agrceuble to the commissioner!) were given to the press. A communication from citizens of the Civil Rights Committee as to the employment of colored citizens by the department was received and was relerred to tnu President, it is an interesting document, and ran as loliows:? To tiik Prksipknt a*d Mkmbkrs or tuk Board or ConMl.XKlOSMfti Or l'akk! ! ? (issTLKHKN?Ucretoiiire wc have been denationalized and brutalized into chattels personal, and denied thu rights ui freedom and American citizenship lor no color ot crime, but lor the crime ol color. hut now, thanks to an overruling Providence, wo are living in a period of the history ot the Republic in the editcation iiml elevation ot ttie two races to u higher sphere of universal freedom, ol unellcciuul culture, ol nuturul gn atnc.-bund grnndeur, and ill a government ol the people and liv the people. standing, as we do now, on the comprehensive platiorut ot republican liberty?to wit, Kquul rights to uII, There ore, under these assurances, u number ol our citizens, who ure also members ol the Citizens' Civil bights Committee, have orguutzed and appointed the undersigned u Committee on Patronage, tor the purpose 01 presenting the eluims of our people to their share of public employment, and to aslt lour Honors to appoint colored men to places ot protlt anil truitinyour departnieut, as it may be in y our power to cottier. it may not he out of pluci tuiiHiinii lour lienors that the Honorable hoard ot Polteo Commissioners, through tliis committee have already given eutpto) uu-nl to loriyfour colored men, and nr making arrangements to enroll more colon d men in the service ol their department. Willi sentiments ol high asteein and uwriting your early compliance, we have the honor ti be. very rcBpcctiuliy yours, W. P. POWELL, Chairman: J.OUIS WILLIAMW, EDWARD V. C. KATO, JOHN J. FREEMAN. The President of the commission was authorized to have some alterations made at the Arsenal m Central Para so that the offensive odors irotu the bears and wolves might be obviated. Nome complaints bad been received irom citizens about this nuisance. The Landscape Architect was ordered to prepare plans for unlnta's of the Hcrbivorte ami Caruivortr classes to be placed lit separate buildings. The report of the engineer, John Bogart, was received as to the asphalt pavement in theCitv Hall Park. He said that all the pavement known as "Risk pavement" was in an unlit condition tor use, aud recommended that some new pavement be used, the cost of which would be about 120.000. The President of tne Board announced the following committees Executive Committee, Messrs. Stebblns and Bissinger; Auditing Committee, Messrs. Williamson and Hall. The following bills were audited and sent to the Finance Department:? Maintenance $3,908 70 Construction 1,1.89 97 Maintenance t f M useum of Natural History 4ZJ 06 Total $S,521 72 L0DI8IAM A LAWLESSNESS A District Judge and a District Attor. ncy Waylaid and Foully Murdered? Tlie Citizens Aroused. Monroe, La., Sept. 10,1873. On Saturday lost Judge T. S. Crawford adjourned tne District Court at Wionsborougb, Franklin parish, till Tuesday. lie accompanied District Attorney Arthur H. Harris to Columbia, Caldwell parish, and they spent Eunday at that place. They started from Columbia on their retnrn to Wlnnskorougb on Monday morning. When twelve miles southwest of Wlnnsborough they were waylaid by four men, lytog in ambusn m the middle of a dense thicket ol seven miles in extent, and murdered in cold blood. Judge Crawford was shot in live piacas. in the head and body, and It is thought he struggled with the assassins, as his head was badly bruised and mangled. Mr. Harris was shot m the back of the head and in the thigh,' ntifl hiu linruo wum uhnt. linilpr him. Thn Iwwiinu were discovered on Monday evening by Thoinas J. Hough, who was cm his way to Ytfnnsborough to attend Court. It Is thought the murders were committed by a party of desperadoes known aa TOM WAIN'S (JAM). The leader pf the gang was tried at the last term 01 the court betore Judge Crawiord, at Columbia, for murder, and was convicted, being prosecuted by District Attorney Harris. He made nis escape lrom jau before tbe sentence and has made repeated threats that he would kill the Juuge and the prosecuting attorney. The people ol the parish are indignant and a large number ol men are In pursuit. It Is thought that, the murderers will be overtaken within twenty-four liouis. Judge Crawlord was about fiftv years of ago A FINE LAWYER AND AN UI'KIOnT JUDOR. lie is a brother ol Senator Crawiord, of Madison parish, and leaves a large family. He will be buried at Columbia to-duy. Mr. Harris was about fortytwo years old, and was universally esteemed for his genial so tal qualities. He has been at the Har In Louisiana lor twenty years, and was master of the Co'unibla Lodge of Freemasons. Ills body wns brought to this place, and ids runerai will take place this mternoon, the service being conducted t>y the Masonic irateruity. 'I'ho District Court of this place has adjourned in respect to the memory of the deceased. I he assassination ol these gentlemen has 110 political signification whatever. Judge Crawiord was a republican and Mr. Harris a democrat, and they were murdered by,desperadoes, whose enmity they had Incurred in the discharge of their official duties. AN IMPOST ANT LEGAL DECISION. Proprietors of Bad Boiler* Interested? A Loug Kight ltlglitl)- Decided. Boston, Sept. 10, 1873. A decision has been given by the Massachusetts Supreme Court, alter three years litigation, In tbe following Interesting case:? Iu April, 1ST0, the boiler of the engine Concord exploded, severely Injuring the entlneer, Charles B. Ford, who brought suit against the Pitchburg Ilailroad Companv, and the case was tried at tbc November term of the Superior Court. The Jury awarded #l,ooo to the plaintiff, but the verdict was set aside by the Court on the ground that the damages were excessive. The suit was again tried In June, 1871, and a verdict was rendered lor tne plaintiff lu the sum of $6,37ft. This verdict was set aside by Chief Justice Hrtgham, and the ease was aguln tried at the November term in the same year. The trial lasted lour days and the Jury found for the plaintiff, the amount being fixed at $6,838 3? Judge Scudder refbsed to set the verdict aside and the case went up to the Supreme Court on | exceptions. The Supreme Court overruled the i exceptions, and Mr. Ford will receive the last named sum, with costs. TH3 HE0K8CHER-QBAY DUEL A Card from Mr. Clnson. To tfte Editor or tub Iikrald I asked Mr. ilcckscher to go to Canada, and suggested that Mr. Livingston accompany him. J asked Mr. Gray to come to Canada with me. I ha<l delivered neither message nor challenge. Three men were out of the State of New York without a violation of Ha laws. The duel haa hcen termed a "farce." I only am censurable. Had I chosen there that it should he fought with oue loaded and one unloaded pistol, breast to hreast, such would have hern its course. Had I asked a second or a third lire it wonid have heen given. Few of those who sneer at the farce would feel before a pistol at twelve paces only a sense ol the ludicrous. Had Mr. Gray been able to relievo me, by his presuuee, from any awkward position or any annoyance, he would have hastened to be here. A second has no concern with a quarrel. His function is to Becure fair play, and ends on the field. Compelled to appear before grand juries, I Insisted (for others) upon a legal privilege of declining to answer. When that privilege was Judicially denied my duty to otlitus was discharged. ? , A, yv, tloMJON. I Bsrruuxs IQ. W73. EMBER 11, 1873.?QUADRt CIVIL SERVICE EXAMINATION. ' Three Additional Deputy Collector* To Be Appointed?Dire Applications for These Places. One of the moat important examinations under the civil service code was held yesterday at the Custom House in the apartments assigned to this purpose, the results of which?provided the contestants succeed in passing the flery ordeal of the Knotty interrogations put to them?will have the utmost influence in expediting business in the Custom House, and tend to accommodate the large and constantly Increasing traffic of this port of entry. It has been a standing complaint among importers that, owing to the shortness of help in the Custom House, their business could not be attended to as rapidly as desired. Collector Arthur readily realized the fact, and at once tosk action in severing this gordlan knot of dissatisfaction by at once applying for and receivin authority from the Secretary of the Treasury to appoint three additional Deputy Collectors, which, when appointed, will constitute a force of seven working deputies, all of whose duties were heretofore transmitted by four. The same complement of Deputy Collectors discharged the duties devolving upon the Customs Department in 1860, and it is only a marvel, considering the Immense Increase of business here since tuat period, how the comparatively insignificant number of employes could do Justice to the tremendous trade transacted in thisuureau. Uuder the civil service rule Collector Arthur caused the several applicants tor promotion from among the officials now employed under him to umieruu u competitive examination. ror me position ot Deputy Collector only live appeared. These were gentlemen who held different places lu the various divisions, and seemed to be very intelligent uml practical men. The major portion of them have held office lor some time, and. in conse? (|uencc, are supposed to be well posted, especially as lar us regards "Customs Technology." Postmaster Thomas L. James, who Is still chairman of the Collectors' Board of Commissioners, was present a portion of the time during the examination, as also Bpecial Deputy Bnrveyor Jan. L. Benedict, but Special Deputy Collector John R. Lydecker gave his entire attention to the competition, and conducted the examination In person. Among the visitors preseut during the day were Colonel Mlas W. Burt, Special Deputy Naval Officer and Chairman of the Board ol Appeals on civil service, and Deputy Collector Dudley F. Phelphs, ol the Ninth division. For a clerkship ol $2,000, bond clerk, same salary and Inspector of cigars, ten applicants appeared and were examined in the routine applicable to a quallllcatioo lor these several positions. The commissioners are now engaged in critically examining the various documents lilted in by the above contestants, and alter ascertaining the relative standard ol merit they will report the result to the Collector, who will nominate from among the number those best qualified lor confirmation to the Treasury Department. THE H0B0KEN SAVINGS BANK Meeting of the Managers?Generous Resolve To Make Good the Deficit?Who Stole All the Money I A meeting oi the directors of the Hoboken Savings Bank was held yesterday, when the following statement was made by Mr. George E. Warren, who, with the assistance of experts, has been overhauling the records:? To thk Hoaud or Managers or the Hoboken Bank for Savi.ius :? i.dti mim?In compliance with the request contained it \>>ur resolution of the 27th uit., I have the honor to m mit lure with tiic licit statement of the atlairs of the lank I aui now able to muke, the same being as lol111 iv i : ? Wlio e nttmbcr of accounts opened from the organization of the Hunk to June 3U 13,138 Number of accounts closed to same date 8.412 Number remaining open 4,691 Number ol pass books of unclosed accounts examined, written up anil balauced 3,679 Number yet unexamined..... 1,018 Amount ol ascertained balances due to depositor-', on July 1.16711, according to tliu 3,679 pass books examined $1,143-878 Amount of money, appureutly due to the l,Ul8de-,. positors, whose books have not yet been examined 133.809 Total liabilities 1,277,088 Total assets 1.218,329 Apparent difllciency $61,787 Mr. Warren appended to this communication lus reasons for believing, until two weeks ago, that the bank was solvent. Be suis that monthly statements were made regularly during the past lew years, by Klenen, the abscondiug cashier, in which that lunctionary gradually covered up his peculations und made it appear that there was more money In the bank than there really was. The above delicit of $81,000, coupled with the surplus of ibJ.OUU, makes the entire amount stolen $112,000 in round numbers, and tt becomes a grave question whether Klenen has stolen the whole ol It Be that as It may. with ordinary precautions, Klenen's work ought to have been perceived, and most people in Hoboken think that it was known. The public, however, will be gratified to bear that the bad name thus brought upon the institution by thimble-rigging policy, is to be redeemed through the influence of one or two or the good men in the Hoard. Mr. W. W. Shlppen, Mr. Htiaslnv and Mr. Uausmann were appointed a committee yesterday to take steps towards making good the deficit. As soon as they succeed In this and oust the wire-pullers from tho Hoard, the Institution will he reopened. Should many of the other managers be retained, however, there will be slight hopos of their success. The noble exertions of Mr. hhippen are spokeu of In the highest terms. 1'ne following is a statement ot the existing resources to the institution Bonds and mortgages ? $829,183 Hohoken LandandiinprovementCompany bonds 64,000 United States registered bonds 200,900 United States registered 67's 30,000 Towu of Union bonds 18,000 West Hoboken improvement bonds 80,000 L'1 inwit "'lUH's w ? . ZU,UUtf Premium and cash account* 48,007 The*e, with o'hcr ?"hool, city and coanty bonds, make n total or $1,247,638 PORK PACKERS' C0KVEHTI0H. Chicago, Sept. 10, 1873. The National Pork Packers' Convention met In Myers1 Opera House at eleven o'clock this mornink, and was called to order by Colonel John L. Hancock, who, on behalf of the pork packers and provision dealers of Chicago, welcomed the delegates to tbe cltv and expressed the hope that the session of the Convention would be both pleasant and profitable. On motion. Colonel Jonn L. Hancock was elected temporary President, and B. P. Howard, Secretary of the Pork Packers' Association, was elected temporary secretary. Delegates are present irom eighteen States. A motion inviting representatives of the granges, or farmers' clubs, to seats on the door, as visitors, was agreed to. An invitation to nttend the mass meeting ot the live stock men, provision dealers anil packers, at Kansas City, on the lith Inst., was accepted. Committees on credentials, permanent organization and on business were then appointed, and the Convention adjourned till hall-past two o'clock P. M. After the adjournment the delegates vlBltcd tlie Board of Trade. THE IRISH GAMES IN JERSEY. The Secaneus raco track was thronged yesterday by a large assemblage, composed cbiefly of tbe Irish born citizens of Hudson county. The novel and Interesting matches announced on the programme were participated In to the Intense de* light of all present. THE SECArCUS RACES. Matthew Brodv's horse won the running race, P. Martin's Paul the two straight heats in the trot free to all and Tnnm? Lady won the gentleman's race. William Dean, a Washington Market butcher, won the one mile walking race. The rat men's race was won by a person who was registered as "Doctor." Steer hunting, Impromptu racing matches, blindtold races, Ac., were among the other amusements of the day and everything passed off agreeably. The Committee of Arrangements were John Harrington, John Shannon, P. McXulty, Jeremlau Downey, Thomas Waidron and Arthur B, Cosgrove. 8ATANTA ASP BIQTREE. These noted chieftains, about whose destination there has been so much speculation, are by no means pardoned for their many and diabolical crimes, but have oeen Bent to their tribe to attend a council with the representatives of the government. Their arrival at Austin, Texas, 1b alluded to by the Chronicle of the 21st ultimo The arrival of these Indians In charge of Lieutenant Hoffman, of the Tenth rotted states tmantry, In our city early yesterday morning, from the Penitentiary, created some excitement. They are, as we stated, en route to Port Sill. They lelt here last evening. Lieutenant Hoffman was very reticent, and permitted no intruslou on his prisoners. He is a young and dashing officer, and when he says "No" it is meant. Many friends of the officer In charge of these savage prisoners, who was lately In the recruiting service in New York, wl* be pleased to hear from him In active dnty among the wild, Southwestern tribes. A TERRIBLE TRAGEDY. Mrmi ius, Tcnn., Sept. 10, 1873. Lewis Howell, a planter, living near Pleasant Hill, De .Soto connty, Miss., while In a quarrel with a white man working for htm on Saturday last, flred the contents of noth barrels of a shotgun into him and then cut his throat from ear to ear. Howell then fled. The Injured man was alive at last accounts, hot there is no hope of his recovery. KICKED BYA H0B8E. Coroner Keenan was yesterday called to No. 61 Rast 123d street to hold an Inquest on the body of a boy (name not given), seven years old, who died irom tue kick of a Jutcse- received about a weak FPUESHEET, BUTTER AND CHEESE. 1 Optalng of a New Eiehaage oa Ow?a? Wlcla NtlMt Yeitcidaj. The first regular meeting of the Hotter and Cheese Kxchunge was held at the Stewart Building, corner of Keade and Ureenwlcn streets, yesterday afternoon, for some time past tne question of or ganizlug an Exchange has been mooted among the the cheese and batter men, and at a preliminary meeting, held In Jane, It was decided to organize the Exchange, which yesterday sprung Into Hie. At the opening or the meeting the lollowlng resolutions were offered by Mr. H. A. Pierce:? RESOLUTIONS. Whereas the transportation question now agitating the producers of the West is extending tu the cities ot the Atlantic seaboard, and arousing competition lor the commerce and carryiug trade in agricultural products, by leading to greater economy in the storage, transfer and exchange ot these commodities; and whereas the merchants ot New Yoi? and other seaboard cities recognize that tills commerce leads all other, aud that it is vlial to their Interests and that they becoma united in girinf it every tacility; thereiore, lie it Kesolred, 'I hat the natural advantages of New York are ?ull commanding and only require that the enterprise ot her merchants and carrying companies shall equal that of the merchants ot iioston, Montreal, Portland and other competing cities, in order to inaluuun bar supremacy. Resolved, That therefore we emphatically endorse any movement which tends to cheapen transportation and to i facilitate the storage, transler and exchange ot agricultural products iu New York. Uiaolved, ihuu asset iorih in pamphlet form and now , submitted to the public, it is the purpose of the merchants of New York, in einablkihing this Kaoliangs, to add an in- 1 dispensable tacility to Its commerce which will result ill , the removal ot a burdensome tax on the movements of prod uce iu this market. They were unanimously adopted, and, alter the ' vote had been taken, Mr. Walter Falrfleld rose and made the following speech:? You may well congratulate yourselves on the progrese of your enterprise, not altogether oh account or Its success tor mat was inherent in your proi>osltion. but that so many merchauts are aroused to the la ureal, not only ol their own undo, out, w? way nay, to mat 01 toe wnoie commerce 01 New Vorlt. Commerce rules the*worid by its natural laws; no government can be perfect except in accordance with these laws, which, In their operations, are more powerful than governments. I'he universal I material weliare and wants ot mankind and the supply- . ing of them constitutes commerce; hence every government anJ every individual hears a relation to it and are subject to its laws ot economy, which will assert their , supremacy in all affairs, and of governments whether 1 national, dtate, municipal or household. Never ] belore were these beneUcent laws so powerful in asserting ant eniorcing their appli- 1 cation and observance us in these days of steam ; and electricity, hconlu, whether in Individual or organized capacity, in all their pursuits have- a common and 1 mutual interest In the eniorcement ot these laws, which , are as certain to protect all in their adherence as they are to correct all who violate them, it is their operation ] that is now forcing the producers or the West into agitation against the carrying companies and markets that injusliy tax their commerce in produce. Under the operation ot the just laws of commerco this agitation will proceed to the overthrow of any uniust tax. and of all corporations, interests or parties tnat attempt to maintain it Your proposition originates from the same violation of the laws ol trade as those that ure agitating the producers of the West, und are as certain ot remedy by the co operation of the merchants in economizing and increasing the tacilities tor our commerce in agricultural products. In the past It has been the commerce of New York that has given her position, and must be in the tuture. The merchantsdo not constitute it; they are omy in its service; all have their rights in it, and especially producers, Every interest demands, anil none more to than that of the merchants here, that it shall be conducted with economy. Exchanges have become in this relation indispensable. In the earlier and slower movements ot trade such facilities wore not so es-eiiiial, and merchants were opposed to thcui; but now, wbcu trade is couduoted by steam and telegraph, and merchants must iu their transactions be prompt, open and economical, they become indispensable, and every commercial centre is lorcod to have lta Exchange, and this, the grandest centre of trade in the Union, conld no longer avoid this proposition. The produce trade of New York is the lite blood of all Its commerce, and its diversion is ruinous to every branch of business. This is eminently a movement not only tending to the removal ot a damaging tax on the transfer of produce, but to immediate improvement In the facilities lor conducting the trado, and should theretore have the support of every deparuneut ot business, and' especially of the merchants in this commercial centre of New York, where they have the opportunity to concentrate an influence that will be most powerful in tile promotion of their own and the greatest interest ot New York. The press has justly a controlling power in New York that she may well he proud of, occupying a field open for competition and enterprise, serving the public, and being only rewarded for extraordinary service accomplished ana accepted by the best public authority in the sphere in which a journal circulates; and at the same time no journal ts accorded any reputatlou thai has not as its fundamental object the public welfare. As a whole, the press rarely misleads unless misled. Iu the matter of cheap transportation and facilities for exchange, storage and transfer of produce in Bow Vort mo press nas aircaay auucipaicu the public interest, which is Its own, and will sustain It. With scarcely an exception the press has presented this subject, and by reference it will be lnund to have given it prominence. But the mercliauts have a duty to perforin for themselves. The journal of half a century's standing refers to its record as evidence of its ability to progress in the present and future as in the past Perhaps it is not so with the merchants of fifty years' standing and reputation. They are tew and may be lndl(lerent to the progress and changes In the course of trade that forces themselves as requirements develop. If so, younger merchants of less prestige and capital must unite and lead for themselves. The response to your Invitation to dlstinguwhed statesmen. lournallsts and merchants will show their Interest in this movement and Its importance. Mr. Brastun Brooks also made a lengthy speech, In which he praised most highly the action of the merchants in organizing an Exchange for their own protection and lor the benefit 01 the immense class of consumers in New York. The speech occupied about three quarters of an hour, and was pregnant with wise suggcstlous and good advice as to present needs and the future course. LRTTEKS. Letters were received (Tom Horatio Seymour, R. E. Kenton, Mayor Havemeyer, D. 8. Jewell, J. M. Webb, S. 0. Crittenden, in whlcb those gentlemen regretted their Inability to attend. The following is a LETTER FROM GOVERNOR Dtx. SssnaLD, Wkst Hamfto.n, Sept 0,1875. Dkar Sin?I should be plewed to accept your Invitation to be present at the Inauguration of the Butter and Cheese Exchange if It were in my power. The Interest it is intended to promote has an importance so vast and enters so largely Into the general prosperity of the country that I shall choerfully concur in any measure calculated to relieve it from needless restrictions or embarrass inents. With my best wishes tor the successful results of the movement you are Inaugurating, I am very truly yours, JOHN A. DIX. REAL ESTATE. Bale of Property at Bajralde, Is. X. An extensive sale of property at Bayslde, L. L, was held on Tuesday, particulars of which will be found below. The nroperty disposed of was situated on the line of the Flushing and North Shore Railroad, near the station, and is desirable in many respects. BATSIDB, L. I., PROMCRTT BT f. JOHWSON, JB. Slots, corner Bell and Park uvs.; John Striker.... $1,160 4 lots on Park av., rear above; O. Chickering 600 2 lots on Park av., adjoining; M. Mchol 260 4 lots on Park av., adjoining; Mrs Hunter 820 2 lots on Park av., adjoining; M. A. Buclenaugh.... 230 7 lots on Park av., adjoining ; Kmily Stratioo 77S 4 lots, corner Park and Bell avs,; Isaac Peck SCO 4 lots on Bell av., adjoiningsj0. Chickering 640 4 lots on Bell av., adiolning; W Herkstrotter 620 4 lots, corner Belt av. and Lawrence Boulevard; Mrs. Anton 720 5 lots, on Lawrence Boulevard, adjoining, W. Seaman 625 4 lots, on cawrence Boulevard, cor. First it, J. Mosnauscr 700 2 lots, on First st, rear above. (). W. Lowerle 220 1 house and lot, on First st, Mr. Ford 3,600 2 lots, on Park uv., 100 it irom Bell av.. Tsaao Peck 240 16 lots, corner Lawrence Boulevard, 1st and 2d ft*.. W. Uavey 2,720 4 lots, on 1st st, 10J It Irom Park av.. Capt Thompson 600 4 lots, corner Park av. and 1st st, Mrs. Macey 660 4 lots, on Bell av. and Lowrence Boulevard, D. Stratum 640 2 lots, on Bell av., rear above, N. J. Smith 220 2 lots, on Bell av., adjoining, lierksirotter 240 4 lots, on Bell av., adjoining, John Burk 460 4 lots, corner Bell av. and Broadway, Manholt 600 4 lots, corner Broadway and 1st st, N.Jones 460 4 1ms on Lawrence Boulevard and 1st st; W. Beabury.... 700 2 lot* on Lawrence Boulevard, adjoining, J. Carter. 310 4 loll corner Lawrence Boulevard and 1st it; W. Seabury .. .... 780 2 lota on 1st at., rear above: J. Bait 280 4 lota corner Broad way and 1st st.; Marry MO 4 lota corner Broadway and 2d st: Mator Joseph Lang 300 lota on Lawrence Boulevard and Id st; Major Lang 1.300 8 lota on I.awrence Boulevard and Ath and 6th at*.; O. Barton .. 1.260 4 lota on Ath st, 100 ft from Lawrence Boulevard; ti- Barton 4"0 4 lots on Ath st., adjoining; C. Brush 430 4 lots on Ath st, lot) ft irom Lawrence Boulevard; Seahury 4*0 4 lots on Ath st, adjoining; laughltn 400 2 lots on Mh st, adjoining ; C. Brush 210 Hot on Ath st. adjoining; Mrs. Klliott 100 4 lots on Ath st.. adlolnlng; .Nlcboll 360 A lota <>n Ath and Ctli sts, and flushing and North Side KB; (1. Adams 600 4 lota on Ath and Ath sts., "djolning; O. Adams 4s0 4 lota on Ath and Ath sta., adjoining; Shepherd 480 8 lota on Ash and Atli sta, adjoining: Owen. . 1,300 8 lots corner Lawrence Boulevard and 7th tt; O. - Daniel* M0 4 lots corner Lawrence Boulevard and 8th st; CL Daniels 300 4 lots corner Lawrence Boulevard and Ath at, opposite; O. Oh lettering 300 4 lots corner Lawreuce Boulevard and 0th at; U. Barton 520 o iota corner i.?wronc? Boulevard and 9th at.; 8eyinour Thompkln* 860 8 lot* on 9th and 10th c?., rear, abort; Wllber Cooper 1,520 A lota on Broadway, 9th and loth ata.; Captain Thompson , MO 7 lotn on 9th and loth ata, luoit. troui Lawrence l Boulevard: T. Dryers 1,310 RESULTS OF A MORPHINE 000IT AIL. A ttlaeeUanaooa Ihootlng Affair la Tannaaaea. Manrnis, Sept. 10, 187S. A man named Hogan, of Nashville, who had Just arrived from Little Rock and wae craced with morphine, created great excitement in the atreete to-day by drawing a revolver and firing at a group or hackmen, hitting one, Jim Sawyer, colored, the ball breaking hla lett arm and another atrlklng him In the side, both severe wonnds. A. J. Wheeler, editor of the Maeonic Jewel, called to Hogan to stop shooting, when he (Hogan) fired two shots at him beiore he conld be arrested. At the station Soise Hogan attempted to swallow more morpmae, ttt WMLM?T?U*i? ' THE NATHAN MYSTERY. U The Herald's Revelations Astound* d ing the Police. ? ?- >t The Impression tbat Irving Will Be Extradited* Brought Here, and, if Proved a Liar, Bant to State Priaon for Burglary?Gunion, alias Abrahams, and Kelly?The. Allen Think* Irving Is a Lunatic and Liar, and the Thieves Believe ' Him To Be an "N. 0." | How Jourdan Got a Clew from a Family of Iron Dogs. * The revelations made in yesterday's IIeralc * anent the death of Mr. Natliau, and the knowledge possessed by the late Superintendent Jourdan, I casting suspicion upon the man Irving, now in custody in California, have not only astounded the detectives, but mlstifled them so mnch that they hardly know what conclusions to come to. Many of the detectives?who hud all along supposed that they were in the confidence of Jourdan, their chief, now that the 1Jkkali> has supplied the evidence ol the two witnesses used by him, and its correctness has been verified bt the superintendent, who had an interview with the living one?see that they wer? not taken into his confidence, and, con* ' sequently, new theories hare been suggested to their minds. The Superintendent still carefully conceals ht? Intentions as to sending for Irving, bat it Is believed tbnt he haB decided to do so as quietly a* possible, and If his statements prove raise convict him of one of the many burglaries he has been connected with, and Bend him to prison, where he cannot prey upon the public, as that other fraudulent "confessor," William Forrester, was sent where he can do no harm. If Irving proves to * I Know nothing of the case, as many suspect will be ' the result, a greater mystery than ever will have 4 been thrown aronnd the oaBe, and people will be forced to the conclusion that TDK TESTIMONY OP MBS. JOHNSTON and the male witness Is false. It is certain thaV lourdan attached great Importance to It, and1worked on the case, believing that Irving had & hand in it or knew much about the Job. Mr. Jourdan was too shrewd a detective and had too much, influence over the thieves to be easily imposed upon. He had known these witnesses lor years, aud If any information came Into their possession from contact with burglars, Ac., it Is pretty certain that he could wrench it Irom them. An instance ? I ol this occurred in the Oceau Hank robbery. MrsJohnston had removed from Mo. 84 Park street to Mo. 7 Elizabeth street, where many or these cracksmen remained her lodgers. One night ORloer Donohue, of the Sixth precinct, found a trunk belonging to Mr. Martin, ol the bank, on the sidewalk In irontof No. 7; an examination of It showed it to be addressed to Jourdau. Suspecting that it might be a dead infant, he carried it to the station house, where Jourdan opened it and found a largo amount ol the bonds stolen from the bank. Often bas be recovered property in as mysterious a manner. THE INSPECTION OF THE "DOGS." Counsellor Howe la right as to the place from which the iron dog originally came. It was from Simula, in tula mate, and was brougnt nere long efore the murder. Jourdan found tnat It lay la * ' rear of No. 82 Park street, and that George Kills, a convict in the statu Prison, knew something or it. Kills was brought down secretly from prison, and confessed in the Franklin street station bouse. No. 82 Park street Is one door from the place where the witnesses teBtii.v Irving confessed his participation in the case, and showed bonds said to have been got at Nathan's house. Jourdan's next move was to test Ellis' ability to identify the dog fonnd at the Nathan mansion as the one seen and handled by Ellis at 82 Park street. To do so he collected about twenty iron dogs irotn different places, bad lour exact counterparts of the one found at the house made, and the writer knows that, placing the TWENTY-FOUR "DOGS" ON THH FLOOR I J of his office, be brought Kills into the room and ordered him to pick out the one he had knowledge of. Ellis stooped down, hurriedly ran his eyes along the line and PICKED UP THE ONE POUND AT THE HOUSE I This test strengthened Jourdan's belief that Irving and his gang participated in the murder and that the information given by the man and woman was reliable, If the present superintendent will take the trouble to investigate this tie will And the facts as stated, except, perbapB, that the reporter'* memory is not clear as to the number of "dogs" exhibited. KELLY AND 0UNION. These two thieves, who are accused by Irving of being his associates, are well known accomplices oi his. The lorraer and one UcOmnis one evening entered an office in the Fourteenth ward, seized the occupant, tied him up and robbed him or his money. Upon this Kelly was convicted, and, it is believed, McUlnms also. Ounnlng, alias Gunion, whose in terview appeared in yesterdays uwkald, aeciarea that no polloe officials know his real name. This is probaDly true, us a large number of detectives yesterday were unable to give It. A reporter, however, had no trouble to discover that it is Calet> Abrahams, or Abrams, the maiden name of his wile, the street where she resides, and the church, corner of Fourteenth street and avenue A, where her family worship. Ounion Is a desperate fellow, but, perhaps, no worse than many out or prison. His story, published yesterday, nas created considerable excitement among the beadquarters detectives, who proiess to know but little of him. "A LIAB AND A LUWATtC." Such Is the character given Irving by Theodore Allen, at whose bouse Irving says he met a son ol \ the victim. Allen declares that' he places no reliance npon anything he says; that among the thieves he was generally considered an N. G.?a. term used by cracksmen to imply that he is "no good" to participate in a Job that requires nerve and caution. He stated farther that Irving was noted to be so cowardly that few would work with, him, and that he is the last man who would take a hand In snch a murder. KK1XT SHOT BT A POLICE 8CBGEON. A police captain yesterday, who professed to know, told a reporter a singular story ot Dau Kelly, alias "Little Dan," In contradistinction to Dan Kelly, of the Eighth ward, and Dan Kelly who saved Superintendent Kennedy's llie in the drait riots. * He reports that one night on his way home Police' burgeon Mott was attacked by Kelly for purposes of highway robbery, that Mott shot and wounded Kelly and quietly went Dome. A short time alter a man aonlied at the door to have a wound dressed.. was admitted and was recognized by Mott as hl? assailant. Mott quietly sent ror an officer, and when the wound was dressed turned him over to the "blue coat." FITRTHRK dbvxlopmknts bxpbctbd. The above are all the (acts that It is judiclons to give at present, hut as It la quite likely that Irvine will be sent for, other developments may bo looked for ere long. DEATH FROM EATING TOAD BT00L8. Parish, Conn., Sept. 10, 1873. This community has been in a state of excitement since Monday, occasioned hy the sadden death, on that day of a well known and respectable lady, long a resident of the town. The circumstances of the case are as followsOn Snnday morning last Mr. Albert Brash, s lawyer practising In Norwalk, son of Mr. A. C. Brash, and Miss Llllle Brash, his sister, went into a tract of wood, near Noroton depot, close to the line of the New York, New Haven and Hartford Kallroad, to gather mushrooms. Their object in this was to present a ' rare troat to their (athcr on bis return from church. They obtained a peck uaskot fall of wnat they supposed were mushrooms, but which proved to be toadstools?a deadly poison when taken Into the stomach. They returned home very happy in their success: had the mushrooms dressed, and Mrs. Brush cooked them with great skill. Mr. Brush came irom church at one o'clock, and at once the family sut down to dinner. Mr. and Mrs. Brush and their son ate heartily of the mushrooms. The dauirhter simply tasted, but did not swallow aiiy of then. During the afternoon more than once the conversation tnrnod upon the delightful meal they had enjoyed, and how thankful they should feel that children could ezereiae so muoh forethought In behalf of their parents. At one o'clock Monday morning the three who had eaten of the mushrooms were taken deathly sick. Each arose and began vomit ing, at-the same time suffering excruciating pains in the stomach. Medical aid was called, but little could be done to alleviate. Mrs. Brush, being in delicate health, was completely prostrated. A counsel of physicians was called, but It was of no nse. She lingered until the afternoon of Monday and then aled. Mo post-mortem was held. Dr. Lock wood, of Norwalk, and Drs. Hoyt and Hurlbuit, of Stamford, were In attendance, and have been persistently attentive to the wants of tbs survivors. The son Is v?t a great sufferer, and doubts are expressed as to his recovery. His symptoms to-day are very unfavorable, so mnoh so that Dr. Lockwood has deemed it expedient to retain a council of phvsietans. Tne lather's condition is little, K any, improved, and only by the greatest care can i he be restored. The poisoning Is a subject or general conversation, the difference between mushrooms and toadstools never bar beta brought? bexoee.