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The Little Waif Once Mure ? Attempt to Solve the Mystery of Her Birth. BUSINESS IN THE OTHER COURTS. Suit by a Bank Receiver? Important Railroad Litigation? Bnccenful Suits for 6alar.es Against the City? Interesting Trial in the General Setrions. Charles O'Conor and James C. Carter, counsel lor Nelson Chase, and Mr. Cbauucey Shaffer, counsel ior George Washington Uoweu, appeared in the United States Circuit Court yesterday, before Judge Ulatehford, to take further action In relation to tne litigation of Bowen to onst Chase Irom the possession of the estate left by Mine. Jumei. Mr. ShalTer prepared a supplemental answer to accompany the writ ol error to the Supremo Court or the United States, where excep tions, taken at the last trial, wlien the jury louud a verdict for Chase, are to be argued. The matter of the appllcatiou or counsel for Chase ior an in junction to restrain rurther litigation on the part ol Uowen, on the grouud that such litigation la not based on good grounds, but Is simply vexations and to extort a compromise, is soon to be heard in the United States Circuit Court In this district. THE CASE OF THE LITTLE WAIF. Trying to Solve the Mystery of Her Birtli? Au Officer In Wilson's Zouaves Hu id To lie tlie Futlier. Gradually the shadows surrounding the parent age of little Mary Ellen McCormack are being dis pelled. Mr. Bergh, who set the Investigation In motion, and his zealous counsel, Messrs. E. T. Gerry and Ambrose Monell, whose enthusiasm In the case is only second to that of the great humanit arian himself, express a determination to leave no stone unturned until the mystery at present surrounding the parentage of this little wail is thoroughly ex ploited and understood. The further examination in the case wan resumed yesterday before Judge Lawrence, or the Supreme Court. Little Mary is still the object or general interest, as was shown by the throng gathering about her yesterday alter she was brought into court, she is getting more accustomed to her new clothes, but her swectuess ol manner and face continues unaltered. Mary Score was the only witness examined yes terday. She testified that the child was brought to her by a chambermaid in the St. Nicholas Hotel, named liavanagh, who said it was the child 01 a Fanny Wilson: Airs. Wilson saw her and said her husband had been an otllcer in "Hilly" Wilson's Zouaves ; she was offered $2 a week, and took the child; she kept her ior about a year aud then sought for Kaun.v VViisi n, whom she lound at the soldiers' Kellef Agency, in Eleventh street; Mrs. Wilson there turned over to her her ticket lor teller; the witness could not remember the nani>; en the relief ticket or lust how long she was paid under it; she had simply drawn her money and taken good care or tue child while the money was paid, and when it failed had turned it over to the Commissioners of Charities and Correc tion. Mr. Gerry cross-examined Mrs. Score at great length as to who Fauuy Wilson w;is, but Mrs. Score kew apparently utile more thfln she had already toid. The womau Kavauagh was now (lead. An adjournment then took place till next Mon day. Meantime the woman, Mrs. Connolly, who took the culld from tne Department of Charities, is under arrest lor cruel treatment ol the child. BUSINESS IN THE OTHER COURTS. UNITED STATES CIRCUIT COURT. The First National Uanlt of Selma, Ala., In Court. Belore judge Blatchford. C. Cadle, Receiver, vs. Khtland Hill et al.? The plaintiff, ua receiver or the First National Bunk of Selma, Ala., liavinjr brought a bill In equity for the recovery of certain assets from detenilanta, they interposed a demurrer, which was argued yester day. They cluimed that he must give a bond, while he allege ! that lo be at the discretion of the appointing officer, and sought to controvert their claim; that, conceding tlie lacts, tils remedy at law was complete. Tne.v also alleged tnat the pro test 01 a bank bill was tlie basis of thb>receiver s appointment, and that it was Insufficiently al leged, while the insolvency was claimed to be the ground 01 his appointment and the protest a form sufficiently set lortii by him. Messrs. Sterne, Chittenden and Mann for plain XilT and Mr. Parsonts lor deiendants. SUPREME COURT? SPECIAL TERM. Disputed Claim Against the Chicago and Rock Inland Kail road Company. Beiore Judge Van Brunt. A ease was yesterday argued in this Court, which, tnough coming within the category of rail road suits, and genorally the dryest sort ol litiga tion, possesses tome features of public Interest. William Kck and Charley Fries are holders of mort gage bonds of the oranch line of the Chicago and houttiwi stern Company, The Chicago and south western Company, in October, I860, substantially gave itself over on ccrtaln terms to the Hock Island Company, part of those terms being the endorsement of the Southwestern Company's bonds on its then line, but no actual lease was then made, though an agreement looking to a future lease was actually made, r-oon after tins agreement the Atchison Branch ol the Southwestern Kail way Company was incorporated ami at once consoli dated with the soutnwestern Railway Company, and tl,ooo,uoo of bonds was issued to build it, based on a hrst mortgage on the branch and a second mor tgage on the main line. Messrs. Eck A Fries are holders or some of these bunds, 'ihey charge, in their .suit brought against directors of the Chicago and Hock island Company against tlio trustees ol the mortgages and the two railway companies, mat this bi anch was inaugurated at the request ol tne Rock Islana Company ; tnat the bonds were sold by that company aiid the pro ceeds received and applied by it; that the tiustees of the mortgage were either directors or directly connected In interest with the Hock Island Company, and that it was generally announced on their behalt that th.s branch mortgage camc under tne agreement made j with regard to the mortgage on the maiu line, and i that in lact an agreement was entered into in July, 1871, by which It was agreed that the branch | should be operated In the samu manner and on the same terms by the Kock Island Company as the main line; that there were negotiations be tween the two companies as to tne form of a lease, all of which treated oi the mortgage on the branch line on the same looting with the mort gage on the main line; that alter tnis the mana gers of the chtcngo and llock Island Company > got control of the stock or the Southwestern Company, and the completion of the lease was men delayed; that the la.-t tnree coupons on the bonds have not been paid, though duly i demanded. The plaintiffs therelore ask that tne tenns of the original agreement for leasing both main and branch lines be settled and enforced, ! and that one element in such lease be the pay- | inent by the Rock island Company of tne interest ou the branch mortgage, including the unpaid coupons. The railroad companies put in a demurrer that i the courts ol New York could have no jurisdiction over them, and that even il they had, the lacts did liot constitute any ground (or the relief demanded. Judce Van Brunt, alter hearing the argument on the demurrer, took the papers, reserving his de cision. Decision*. Weed vs. Goodei and Pitman vs. Lynch.? Find ings settled. SUPREME COURT^HAMBERS. Decisions. By Judge Brady. Heroj vs. Blunt.? >iemorandiiui. _ By Judge Douohue. Pierce vs. Ives.? Referred. (See memorandum.) Whiteside vb. Rotlichild.? Motion denied, wlta $10 costs. By Judge Lawrence. Lundy vs, Lundy.? Report confirmed and judg ment ol divorce granted. Welsh vs. ciews. ? order granted. Lchmaier vs. Grlswold.? Motiou denied, without costs, opinion. o'Toole vs. tiarvin and others.? Motion denied. Memorandum. Wmtc vs. Livingston opinion. SUPERIOR COURT-SPECIAL TERM. Decisions. By Judce Friedman. Bull's Head Hank vs. Caldwell et al Motion granted. Costa vs. The Compagnie Oeu<5rnle Transatlan tlque.? Motion granted, with $io costs to abide the event. Haws vs. The New York A Harlem Railroad Com pany. -Taxation affirmed. Baker et al vs. ttis^eli et al ? Defendant's motion j for a dismissal of tne complaint la granted with $10 coHts, unless the plain tiff, within twenty uaya Iroin the service or a copy ot this order to be en tered upon this motion, comply with the order of December 4, 1878. By Judge Van Vorst. Arnold vs. AngeiL? order settled. By Judge Curtis. Bayot vs. Reymoud et aL? Findings settled and flleu. COURT OF COMMON PLEAS? TRIAL TtRil? PART 2. Rnltf Against the City for Salaries. John Moore, who had been one o! the Inspectors for Mr. Macgregor, late Superintendent of Build ings, sued the city for $1,&05 67, nine months' salary. The defence was that the plalntllTs name had been dropped from the pay roll, and It was be ll ved no services were rendered. It was proved that the services were rendered, and the Court ' thereupon directed a verdict tor the plaintiff to the lull amount claimed. John Bowe brought also a suit against the ctty for eight months' salary as attendant at the Ma i rine Court. The deieuce was similar, and Judge Larremore directed a verdict Jor $638 68, being the , sum total ot the claim. COURT OF COMMON_PLEAS -SPECIAL TERM. Decisions. By Jndge Loew. Robinson vs. King.? Application granted, j Ko-e vs. Gray.? Extra allowance of three per i cent granted. Bouton vs, Frost.? Motion to place cause on special calendar granted lor May Term. Andrews vs. Wheeler.? Motion for commission denied, with leave to renew on additional affidavit. Karcher vs. Van der Roest.? Additional allow 1 ance oi $200 granted. Vail vs. Vail.? In the matter Ac., Howell. (See j memorandum.) COURT OF COMMON PLEAS-EQUITY TERM. Decisions. Bv Judge Robinson. Martin vs. Pratt.? Judgment lor defendant, wit a costs. Findings to be prepared by defendant, (sue memorandum.) MARINE COUHT? ?ABT I. Decisions. By Judge Joachlmsen. Baker vs. Crotcy. ? Judgment for plaintiff, $266 50. Waicott vs. Kinney.? Verdict ana Judgment lor plaintiff, $7oo. Wiuter v8. Wetherbee.? Judgment for plaintiff, $28'/ 21. Wells vs. Campbell.? Judgment for plaintiff, $604 55. Lowensteln vs. IJonlon.? Verdict and judgment for plaintiff, $92 25. Ftiair vs. Cation.? Verdict and judgment ior plaintiff, $350. Whyte vs. Akin.? Verdict and judgment for plaliititl, $636. Washburn Manufacturing Co. vs. Kalbflelsch.? Judgment for plaintiff, $108. Gouge vs. Osgood.? Verdict and judgment for plaintiff. $326. lieiuiauu vs. Simon.? Jury disagree. Cordon v.?. Oliver.? Verdict and judgment for plaintiff, $51 82. CreVelling vs. Steger.? Judgment for plaintiff, $305 70. Bodlne vs. Pellctreau A Co.? Verdict and judg ment ior plaintiff. $320 60. Nicol vs. Woodman.? Verdict and judgment for the delendaut, with costs and allowances in each | case. MARINE COURT-PART 2. Decisions. By Judge Gross. Simon vs. Donohue.? Judgment for plaintiff. Gubersloh vs. Kriukle.? Judgment (or plaintifl, $109, costs and allowance. Schruvner vs. Mitchell Judgment for $140, costs and allowance. Kuptlr vs. Schwab.? Judgment for plaintiff, $182 04, costs, Ac. Mause vs. Volte.? Judgment for plaintiff. COURT OF GENERAL SESSIONS. The Robbery of Hank'1* Jewelry Store Trial of O-nlvln. Before Recorder llackett. The only case of special interest brought to the consideration of the jury yesterday, lu this Court, was an indictment for robbery In the first degree against John Galvln. It will be remembered that on the evening of the Oth of January the Jewelry story of Adolph Hank, No. 327 Ninth avenue, was robbed of watches and jewelry valued at $4,000, by meu who first bound and blind folded the proprietor. The evidence against the prisoner Gaivin, who, It seems, was formerly a keeper in the Tombs, was circumstantial, as will be seen by the subjoined digest of it. Assistant District Attorney Rollins conducted the prosecu tion and Mr. William Kintzlng represented tne prisoner. ; The first witness called was Adolph Ilank, who testified that he kept a jewelry store at No. 327 Ninth avenue; that at twelve minutes past nine o'clock in the evening be was alone in the store wnen two men entered, one stating that he was a detective and knew something about two watches l that he (the complainant) nad lost a month pre j vious, and that be could do something for him, at the same time whispering, so that the sec ond party could not hear, that he would like to see mm privately at the rear of the store; the I complainant lollowcd Uim to the door which led , into the back rooin ; the "detective" walked into i the room, whereupon Mr. Ilank was struck over ' the head from the back, which stunned him, whereupon he was bound, gagged and blindfolded ; alter that he heard walking to and fro in the store, and from the voices he Judged there were moro than two men there; he was lying m the back room, and It was twenty minutes bo ore "the job" was over; the parties passed through the side door, which led luto the hall irom the bedroom ; as soon a6 he knew the parties had gone he loosened himself and went into the street and called a policeman, whom he left in charge of the store while he proceeded to the sta tion house to report the robbery to the Captain. There were fllty-seven gold and silver watches t.-iken, plated chains and other Jewelry, the aggre gate value oi which was $4,ooo; a piece of lead pipe, about two leet long, which was bent, was found on the lounge in the back room, and a j "jimmy" (a burglarious implement) ; the com plainant believed that he was hit on the head with the lead pipe: the two men who came into the store were taller ttiau Calvin, and one was stouter. Louisa Turner, a young lady, who resides at No. 327 Ninth avenue, over Mr. flank's jewelry store, on the first floor, testified that Bhc remembered the evening of the 9th of January, and saw the prisoner on the opposite side of the ave nue about twelve minutes past nine; lie kept watching the store and waiting up and down; then ne crossed over, and a lew minutes after two men came out of the hall door, and the prisoner Joined them as they walked up Twenty-ninth street towards Eighth avenue; she did not see the men go into tne Jewelry store, but they weut 1 out about ten mlnntes alter she began to notice Gaivlu's suspicious movements; the two men who lett tne store did not belong to the house, and she never Baw any of tbo men beiore that evening; after those parties Joined each other she beard a (all and a scream, then witnessed a crowd assembled around the store door and learned of the roboery. This | witness was cross-examined thoroughly by the couusel, and adhered to her statement that she was positive Calvin was the young man she saw walking up and down, lor there was light In tae store window, and at one time he looked up in her face. Pntrlck J. Fallon, a hack driver, was the next i witness. He swore that he saw Calvin on the ntgfit ' oi the robbery on sixth avenue, between Thirty first and Thirty-second streets, about eight 1 o'clock, in a drinking saloon kept by a man named Jonnsoo, and subsequently Gaivin and a man named McGinn and three or four others got Into his coupg lu Thirty-first street, between Broadway and Sixth avenue, and they told lum to drive to Ninth avenue and Twenty-seventh street aud then down Twenty ninth street, between the Nlntu and Tenth ave nues, and to stop in the middle of the block; the party got out, aud in about hiteen minutes alter one oi the party returned to the pluce, where they 1 told "ttie Duke," as Fallon was called, to wait, und , Instructed him to drive to the corner ol Klglitn ! a veu tie and Twenty-ninth street; they got in tnere and Gaivin rode outside, telling hun to drive to i the corner of south Filth avenue and Bieecker ; street; they stoppod at a lager beer saloon, either No. 81 or No. 83 sixth avenne, and had drinks, McGiun giving the driver $0. with the promise of more; on the Sunday night alter "the Duke" weut down to Wooster street and got ten dollars more irom a man named (^uinn. The witness ex plained that the party had hired his hack a few evenings beiore, atiu, as thev were on a spree, it was damaged and they promised to pay the dam ages.' Captain John McElwnin, who, when this robbery took place, was Captain or the Twentieth precinct, testified to having arrested the prisoner at a lager beer saloon lu West Forty- first street, on Sunday night, the crime having been committed on the Fridav uignt before; he lound on the person ol \ the prisoner $55 33; he wanted to know what ! he was arrested lor and was told, and then re marked:? "You have got the Idea because 1 used to take things once that 1 do the same thing now : but 1 pledge you my word inat l have not touched anvthmg since I was keeper in tho Tombs." The prisoner declared that he did not know anything aoout McGinn or the hack driver, aud said that ho had not been above Fourteenth street from six o'clock on Friday night until the time oi the ar rest; he stated that he spent tho evening in a place at the corner of Wooster and Bieecnejr streets, and afterwards went to a bail. This closed the case lor the prosecution. Mr. Rmtziug stated that his delence would be an alibi, and called Joun Gaivin, the uncle ol the prisoner, wno swore that on the evening beiore the robbery he gave him $M) to purchase a suit of clothes. William 1'ortcr. a irlcnd of the prisoner, a wore that he ?u with 0*1 vin on Friday night at No. 18T Wooster street, a liquor saloon. irom a quarter to eight until ten o'clock, and left him there. Am the counsel had three other witnessed, who were ab sent, the Court udjourned till this morning, wnen the case will be concluded. Burglaries and Larcenies. Charles Harrison, who was Indicted for bur glariously entering the boarding bouse ot Ann Irving, No. 200 East Thirty-tilth street, on the 7th or this month, and stealing $35 worth or Jewelry, pleaded guilty to the third grade of that offence. i He was sent to the State Prison lor five years. Henry Seymour also pleaded guilty to a similar l crime, the allegation against him being that on the 13th of April he broke into the shoe factory i of Stanley Reynolds, No. 225 West Nineteenth street, and stolo f?u worth or shoes. The sentence was lour years and six months' imprisonment in tue state Prison. Henry Duckett, a boy, pleaded guilty to stealing tweuty cents irom the pocket or Stephen U. Prague on a Proudway car, and was sent to the Hosse of Ueiuge. John Joyce, who, on the 22nd of March, entered the dwelling house ol Charles K. Brady, No. 116 East Seventy-first street and stole $60 worth of plated ware, pleaded guilty to ao attempt at burglary. He was sent to the Penl'tentlary lor two years and six months. Antonio Ue Antonio, charged with cuttinirJohn Maloue on the 25th of March with a kuile. pleaded gunty to assault and battery. He was sent to the Penitentiary lor one year. Andrew O'Nell was sent there for six months tor stealing a barrel of whis key irom Henry Held. TOMBS POLICE COURT. Knupfer'a Boguii Mortgage. Before Judge Morgan. Jn!lus Knupler, of No. 1 Canal street, was ar raigned on a charge of obtaining money uudar false pretences irom Gustavo Schmidt, of No. 27D East Houston street, un the 16th of November, 1873, it is alleged that Ruupfer came to Schmidt and represented to him that he was the owner of one-quarter of a mortgage on certain real estate in the city of Lcipslc, 'lermauy, which mortgage was valued at $2,5W). At that time he obtained from Mr. Schmidt (30, and has called ou him for loans at different times since, receiving in all some (1,361 41. A few days ago Mr. Schmidt learned that all the rep resentations ol Knupfur as to his property were false. Detectives Tilly and Heidelberg yesterday arrested Knupier, and Judge Morgan held him In $2,000 bail to answer at General Sessions. Youthful Burglars. Three boys, named John Mahoncy, John Churchill : and Thomas Soinmers, were arrested yesterday morning lor breaking into tue premises ol James Parrot, No. l I'ock slip. A quantity or lead, which was stolen therelrom, was round in their posses j sion. They were he.d In js.'.OJ bail each to auswer. FIFTY-SEVENTH STREET POLICE COURT. Probable Fatal Kcnult of a Joke. Peiore Justice Wandeil. John Fox, a blacksmith employed by John Davis, at the corner of Fifty-Qlth street and Tenth avenne, ! was arraigned on a charge of Iclonlous assault on a laborer named John Lynch. While Fox was at I work In his shop Lynch began to skylark with ! bim and knocked oiT nis hat. jtle then ran and was i chased round the shop by Fox, who stumbled, and i in falling drove a red hot iron which he held in his hand into Lynch's side. The wound caused was about three inches in depth, and It is the opinion ! oi the police surgeon, who visited Lynch, that ho ; will die from its effects. Fox said he did not In ! tend to injure Lynch, but he was held to await tho result ol the iujuries, bail being refused. COURT CALENDARS? THIS DAY. Suprbme Court? Chambers? Held bv Jmlge Donohue.? Nos. 23, 24, 40, 47, 54. 56, 57, 78, 86, 01, 100, 105, 113, 117, 118, 119, 124, 134, 140, 154, 205, 207, i 214, 210, 232, 233, 235, 230, 253, 260, SUPREME COURT? SPECIAL l'KRM -Held t)V JudgC i Van Brunt? Court opens at 10:30 A. M.? Issues of law and faci? Nob. 258, 263, 272, 274. 275, 276, 283, 186, 137, 293, 295, 298, 299, 300, 301, 304, 300, 300, ; 313, 220, 1143-a, 1H, 35, 40, 42, 48. i supreme court? Circuit? Part 2? Held by Judge Westbrouk? Court opens at half-past ten A. M.? NOS. 3012, 3124, 3126, 3128, 1848, 1822, 2846, 1902, 266, 1206, 1588, 2016, 904, 306, 2700, 1042. 200, 1-100, 388, 1636, 1934. Part 3? Held by Judge Van Vorst? Court opens at hail-pasc ten A. M.? Nos. 3056, 2549, 446, 15J5, 285, 2933, 1185, 907, 505, 3131, 1709, ? 25 j3, 99, 1121, 1395, 2045, 427, 509, 269, 1237. Superior Court? Trial Term? Part 1? Held by Judge Sedgwick.? case on.? No. 729. Court of common Pleas? Equity Term? Held by Judge Robinson.? Nos. 14, 15, 4 , 42, 43, 44, 45, 47. 48, 30, 32, 11. GENERAL TERM.? Will meet OU Monday, May 4, for the purpose oi rendering de cisions. Trial Term? Part 1? Held by Judjro Daly? Court opens at eleven A. M.? Nos. 2656, 2420," 4078, 4080, 367, 1488, 332, 2509, 1960, 4079, 2155, 1631, 3883, 2346, 3571. Pait 2? Held by Judge Larre i more? Court opeus at eleven A. M.? Nos. 2598, 2734, 3903, 2605, 2714, 1477, 3920, 453, 512, 1753, 4158, 2707, 4121, 2610, 2440. Marine court? trial Term? Part l? Held bv , Judge Joachimson? Nos. 3018, 3018, 3379, 3585, 4006, 2107, 3746, 4068, 4070, -1072, 4074, 4084, 4090, 4096, 4003, 965. Part 2? Held by Judge Gross? Nos. 2942, 3025, 3671, 2223, 2863, 3729, 3765, 3760, 3771, 3795, 4938, 3673, 3807, 3819, 3851, 2027. Part 3 ? Held Ijy Judge ' Alker? Nos. 4662, 3644, 4250, 2592, 1440, 4436, 3536, : 3779, 4020, 4848, 3893, 4273, 3778. 4037, 4378. Court of General sessions? Held by Recorder Hackett.? The People vs. John Galvin (continued) roobery ; Sauie vs. James Walker, felonious assault and oattery; Same vs. William Harvey aud John Carroll, lelonious assault and battery; Same vs. Andrew 1'aulsou, lelomous assault and battery; ; Same vs. Thomas Norton, Thomas Corcoran and > Michael Boylan, felonious assault and battery; Same vs. John Miller, burglary ; Same vs. Nelson Ladue. burglary ; Same vs. John Oxiord, burglary ; Same vs. George John Russell, burglary; Same vs. Jarues McGinriess and Charles McGratli, irrand larceny; Same vs. Elizabeth Lambert, granu lar ceny; Same vs. Ernest, Neitnardt, grand larceny ; Same vs. Henry F. Dorms, grand larceny; Same vs. Samuel Loiiias, grand larceny ; Same vs. Catha rine Miller and Louisa Smith, grand larceny; Same vs. John Farrell and Robert Campbell, grand lar ceny; Same vs. Wary Ann Williams, larceny from the person ; same vs. William Bradley, lalse pre tences; Same vs. Charles Brown, concealed weap ons. Court of Oyer and Terminer? neld by Judge Brady.? The People vs. Charles Coburn, homicide; Same vs. Jonathan B. Loper, Joseph Grymes and James Kciley, arson. BROOKLYN COURTS. The South Side Railroad trouble Is increasing. United States Marshal Harlow first took posses sion by virtue of an order of Judge Benedict, of the United States District Court, declaring the company bankrupt. Judge Donohue, of the su premo Court, New York, then took a hand in the case, and. on application of ?. L. Clinch, appointed E. W. Gale receiver oi the road. Yesterday Judge ; Pratt, of the Supreme Court, Brooklyn, issued au 1 order to show canse why this appointment should not be vacated and enjoining the receiver from j acting, and argument was set down for Saturday. Then Judge Benedict granted an order directing the Marshal to take cuargc of and operate the road for the benefit of the creditors. The three parties claiming possession .are the trustees of the bond holders under the mortgage, the United States Marshal under his bankruptcy oruer, and Mr. Gale as receiver. apDOinted by Judge Donohue. In the City court Rebecca Valk sued Michael J. Dwyer lor injuries received at his butcher shop, on Atlantic avenue, by a heavy counter laliiug on one oi her teet. she claimed $2,000. The jury gave her $300. Jeremiah Spader bronght suit against Thomas A Benham to recover tue amount oi a judgment against him ror having refused to deliver a con signment of flour to James c. Taylor (at defend- j ants' request), who claimed it by reason of a loan ! of $2,5i>o thereon to W. S. Hicks, spader claimed tuat the defendants engaged to deteud any suit which might result lrom his relusal, and to hold him harmless, 'l'ne jury rendered a verdict In favor or plaintiff for $2,378, which includes interest lrom January 23, 1872. The trial ol ex-City Treasurer Cortland A. Sprague, who is indicted on the charge of mal feasance in office, will take place, it is now au nounced, on Monday next, in the court 01 Sessions. Tne District Attorney says he will not consent to anotner postponement. Benjamin Goldberg sued Lewis Jullfeld for $800 for services in accompanying delendant's wife and children to Europe, where tue v were to be treated by some eminent physician, 'lhe jury gave plain tiff a verdict ol $637. COURT OF APPEALS. Decisions. Albany, N. Y., April 21, 1874. I The following decisions of lhe Court of Appeals 1 were handed down this morning:? Judgments Affirmed with Costs? Town send vs. j The Merchants' Insurance Company; Townsend vs. The Narragansett Eire and Marlue Insurance Company: Hosch vs. Vandorcock; Mendes vs. The City of Albany; Glen vs. The Hope Mutual Llle In surance Company. Judgment Affirmed? The People, Ac., vs. Corbin. Judgment Affirmed witnout costs, by stipulation of Parties? The People, Ac., aud Dorn vs. Gates. Judgments reversed and new trials granted, costs to abide event? Miller vs. Brown. Beck vs. Allison. Crocheron vs. Nortn Shore staten Island Ferry Company. order affirmed and judgment absolute for the respondent with costs? Biglin vs. Barnes. Appeal dismissed with costs? Hart vs. Cowen a,!???*7 c?iendar A?>r11 W4. aiH ii , *a IO"ows:_Noi. lW. ioo oAt>peals ,of 207, an, 212. ? lM> iw, 200, aoa, 203, STABBING AFFRAY. A Fight Ended by a Knife?Rum and Funnily Affair* at the Bottom of the Difficulty. At balf-puat two o'clock yesterday morning James Gllmartln and Alexander Fallon became en gaged in a quarrel and subsequently a fight, at the corner or Varick and Charlton streets, the result of whlcb was Fallon's being stabbed twice by bis an tagonist, receiving wonnds tnat will in all prooa- | blllty have a ratal result. The men had been drink ing Ireely during the night, and were using ex ceedingly foul and profane language towards each other some time heiore the fight began. They came down Charlton street aud stopped on the corner above mentioned, when one struck tli? other a powerful b!ow, felling liim to the side walk. The man soon regained bm feet ami clinched with his enemy, when a fierce fight <ti sued, lasting some minutes, aud was finally ende i i by Gilmartin .snaking Fallon Iroin him and runulng i down the stieet. several men who had witnessed i tne struggle irom the opposite corner ran over and ; lifted Fallon to his leet, when It was discovered lie had been stabbed in the lei t breast aud side. An alarm was given and Officer Hay and another officer of the Twenty-eighth precinct quickly ap peared on the ground, and. taking charge or the I injured man, removed him to the Greenwich I street police station. A police surgeon was suin ! inoned, who, alter examining the man's injuries, ordered him removed to Heilevue Hospital. Officers were despatched by Captaiu uarland In quest oi GUnurtln, and in the course ol half an hour they returned with two men ol that niim?, i both or whom iney lound at their respective homes, i lloth deuied any knowledge of the stabbing, so both were taken to Heilevue Hospital, where Fal- I Ion positively identified James Gilmartin, who lives in .Mulberry street, as the man who had cut him. Pallor. lives at No. 79 Charlton street, where lie has a wiie and several children. The fight originated about family affairs : conse quently the police were unaoie to learn any of the particulars. Giimartin was held to await the result of the wounded man's injuries. 1RI1RDEB TRIAL l\ JERSEY. Two Negroes Charged with Harder at Flemington. In the Hunterdon couiny (N. J.) Court of Oyer and Terminer, at Flemlngton, yesterd.iy, Israel Morocco and George Thompson, colored, were placed on trial on the charge of having murdered one Theodore Cruise, on Sourland -Mountain, East Amwell township, on the 12th ol January last. A large assemblage of the colored people of that neighborhood had gathered together for the purpose of having a jollification oil the night of the alleged murder at the house oi the lather of the victim, when some angry words arose between the prisoners and de ceased, which culminated in the stubbing ol the latter oy theprtsoner Morocco? Thompson, it is al leged, being accessory to the crime. Cruise aud Morocco were halfbrothers, and, previous to the Infliction of the fatal wound, their mother inter fered lor the purpose of qule'ing the combatants, when the deceased, it is alleged, struck her a blow on the head with a club, and thus aroused the I lren/.y oi Morocco, who pursued his victim Into 1 the adjnceut cedars, where the fatal encounter took place. The dying declaration of the deceased, made before Squire Hunt, sets lorth the above alie , gatious. and an inquest was held before this offi j cial, which resulted In a verdict "that Theodore Cruise, Jr., came to ills death by the hands of Israel Morocco, assisted, aided and abetted bv one George Thompson." District Attorney Chamber lain appears for tne prosecution, and Mr. Hager man, of Princeton, conducts the derence. The court room was densely packed, and much iuterest is mauilested In the proceedings. THE PANORMO MURDER IN BROOKLYN. John Carmody and Timothy Finnan, the two notorious criminals, who were arrested on suspi cion or being concerned In the murder of Professor | Panormo, remain under lock and key in the cells j of the Fourth and Tenth precincts respectively, j There were no new developments in the case yes ! terday. District Attorney Kodman is, however, it 1 is said, preparing an indictment agalns*. them 1 lor sundry burglaries, and a lew police officials arc still clinging to the hope that j Carmody may make a coniesslon which will throw light upon the tragedy which lias remained enveloped in darkness since its I commission in January, 187'J. The officers who arrested the prisoners are doing their utmost to obtain evidence upon which to convict aud win i the reward or $1,000 which was offered by the j city lor the apprehension and conviction or tho i murderers. Both men have meanwhile engaged i counsel, and an effort will be made to have them released upon a writ or habeas corpus. The most strenuous efforts are being made by the police to find tho watch stolen from Panormo, and all the pawnbrokers' shops of the two cities were visited I yesterday with this object In view. OEIME IN WESTCHESTER. According to the annual police report of Captain Mangin, Just presented to the Police Commission ers 01 the city of Yonkers, the number or arrests made in that city and in the town of Kings brldgo (now part of New York) during the year ending April, 1874, was 1,115. Among the principal crimes are those of murder, burglary, tnglnvay robbery, horse stealing and river thieving. The aniouut of personal property recovered by the police during the year foots up over $6,ooo. No o; lence against the law was perpetrated where the offender was not secured and brought, to justice. COLLISION ON THE EAST RIVER. Yesterday afternoon, about half-past five o'clock, as the Sound boats City of Boston and Electra were going up the East River, a collision occurred between tho Ice barge Wisconsin and a small steamer called the Spray, used as a water boat, sinking the latter, the crew of which were rescued by a passing tug. Tne City of Boston and Electra In endeavoring to gef out or the way came to gether, tne Electra striking the City of Boston on tne port side, close by the boiler, damaging her to such an extent as to necessitate her retain to the dock. Her passengers were transiened to tlic steamer Rhode Island, which proceeded to her des tlnauon. The Electra had a large hole stove in her bow and ner stem badly smasued. She also re turned to her pier. No one was injured. THE 80UTHSIDE RAILROAD DIFFICULTY. The trouble In connection with the Southsldc Railroad Company was continued yesterday. On Monday one of United States Marshal Harlow's deputies served a warrant in bankruptcy on the President and Secretary of the company. Edward D. dale had received from Judge Donohue an order appointing htm receiver, and the deputy and dale met at the office, when a scuttle took place between them, Galo, however, contriving to serve his pa pers. Both contended they were in possesion. Yesterday Judge Donohue issued an injunction re straining Harlow irom Interfering with the re ceiver. DOCKRAr'8 CITIZENSHIP. To the Editor op ins Hihald:? Your valuable paper has taken such an Interest. In thecaBe of Frederick A. Dockray (not Dockery), the latest victim of Spanish cruelty, which hus so recently condemned him to death, that I have thonght a few facts relating to him might not be uninteresting to the public just now, particularly as there seems to be some doubt as to his being a native of the United States, and therefore 1 have chosen your widely circulated journal as the me dium ol communication should you deem the m lo. mutton of su.^lcleut Importance lor publication. Mr. Dockray la an American citizen. As to the place of his birth, I cannot spenk positively, but I am under the impression that he was born in New York City, as the early years of his parents were spent there. Mr. Dockray had redded In the States or Massachusetts and Rhode Island, alter nately, lor a number of years previous to his resi dence in Florida. He is an only son of an invalid mother, who has ever cnerishod tho londest at tention lor this idolized bor, He is a graduate oi Brown University and read law in Providence, R. I? with an emluent member of the Bar. He Is con nected with some of the most honorable families of that city, being a relative oi ex-Governor Dyer, of the State, and a nephew of the late Joseph Manton, oi Providence. In the beginning of the rebellion he promptly offered his services to the government, and joined tho Third Rhode island Battery, which was lor a tune stationed at Port Royal, S. 0. He is a voun^ man, unmarried, oi about thirty-five years 6i age, 1 possessed of flue talents and prepossessing in up pearauce. At one time ho was a regular con tributor to the Atlantic Monthly. Alter me war lie, with his parents, removed to Jacksonville, Fla., where ho soon received the appointment ot Attorney General. He has also been collector or the Port at Jacksonville, Fla. 1 have a photograph of tne gentleman, which is at your disposal should you desire it. I enclose my card. K. D. K. 1 THE ATLANTIC DELAINE COMPANI. PROVfDBNCK, R. !., April 21, 1874. At the first meeting ol the creditors of the Atlantic Delaine Company, this morning, It was voted to place tho property in the hands of a trustee, to act under the Inspection and direction ol a committee ol the creditors, as provided in the forty-third section or the Bankrupt olli. Mr. Robert H. Northam was nominated lor trustee, and James Y. Smitn, Royal C. Tait and George C. Nightingale were elected as a committee ot the creditors, subject to confirmation by the Court. The amount ol claims presented to-day was I $2,100,000. 1 THE TWEED TUBMOU. OJBclal Correspondence aa to Ihe Small pox Sean? Dr. Macdonald'a Report Wanted. The commissioners of Cnaritles and Correction have not yet received from Dr. Macdonald a history of the smaMpox alarm on iiiackweli's Island, as called (or by their resolution, In consequence of the allesred plot for the benefit of William M.Tweed. The following commuulcaUon wad received Irom him, however, at a meeting of the Board yester day:? Cll ARITT auu Smallpox lIosrirAr s. j Orrieic or Ciintr or Starr, > Niw York, April 20, 1874. ) Hon W ill i in I.aimbkkr:? sir? the fourteen day< following the removal of John Poyle from the 1'CNttcuti.try to the Smallpox Hospital will expire on Wednehday. the day alter tomorrow. No new i a*'i having been developed, I considcr-the hospital sale from that day. The room (or the orderlies not having been constructed yet, 1 would respectiuilv ask what quarters the orderlies are to occupy pending their completion. Very respect- 1 iullv. A. K. MAC DONA 1.1), Chief of fcitaff. A letter irom Warden Liscomb was presented, as follows:? Wardkm's Orricit, Nkw Yokk, Pkxitkntiart, ) ? . April a?. 1H74. < Hon. Willi am Laimbier, President Charities and Correc. tiou I>kar SiR.-In consequence of my continued illnosa I have been unable tip to the present time to wml a report to your honorable Hoard, as directed by your resolution dated April i7. but hope to be able to do so in n day or two. Very truly yours. Jus. L. L.ISCOMB, Warden. The loliowing report was also submitted bv Dr. An way, in accordance with the resolution which we published yesterday:? Smallpox Hospital. Blackwki.i.'s 1?land, ) April , 1-S74. ( Hon. W ill! am Ijaimbkkr. President of Hoard ?i Commis sioners. Department of i'ublic Charities and Correc tion sin? In conformity with a resolution a 1 opted hy t!io Board at u imetnu on Monday, April J), 1 have the 1 honor to repori as tollflws No tactsof a croton oil plot were confessed to me by | the orderly of the Penitentiary Hospital. The conversation which took place between the or derly and me, and given in the statemeut made through the Chiet of stall to you on the 15th inst-. I did disclose to the Chief of Staff prior to the 15th inst. and made tliti written statement on the 15th inst, at his request When the two cob vie ts were brought to me .it tlie Smalipoi Hospital 1 first removeu them to another build ing, and there reported to ihc Chief of start as having received tnein, stating my doubts as to the eruption I being smallpox. On the Uth Inst , w hen they contested | thai they liad caused the eruption with croton oil, 1 com- . ! munlcated it to toe Chiel oi ftaff within twenty minutes ; ol the time when I came in possession of ? lie knowledge. Most respectiuilv. JOSEPH ANWAY, i Resident Physician Smallpox Hospital, Bluckwell's island. | Dr. Anwsy appeared personally before the Hoard and said tnat. the disease of John Doyle, relerred to in the communication of Dr. Maedouaid, wad meivly a case of cnicken pox. 1'resiaent Laimneer has directed the Secretary of the Board to write a letter to Dr. MacdonaM, asking why he has not presented a report oi tne smallpox cases, as demauded by the Commls : sloucrs. TOE BROOKLYN BOARD OF EDUCATION. ' A special meetinsr of the Brooklyn Board of Education was held last night to take action in regard to the assault committed by Mr. J. J. Fitz. gibbons on Mr. De Ilart Bergen. The parties, who arc members of tne Board, got into a dis^uta about the building ol two school houses, when Bergen called Fttzgibbona an upstart. Fitzglb'oons then knocked him down and gave him a black eye. ! After the object of the meeting had been stated hy the Chairman (Mr. Whitlock), Mr. Garret I Beruen said that they might have been called together to mourn the deatn of the member, and ' he looked upon the act ot Mr. Fitzgiboons as out rageous. He then offered the following:? ? Whereas Mr. J. J. Kitzgihbons. a member ol this Board, has unjustifiably and seriously assaulted one of his col 1 leagues and whereas this Board cannot accept to lei | lowshlp or eo-oDcratlon any member guilty ol such con I duct ; tlierciore. Resolved. That .Mr. Fltzglbbons is hereby requested to resign as a member of this Board. , Mr. Flaherty moved to refer the matter to a 1 committee of five, to report at the next meeting of the Board. j Air. Faron moved that the matter be laid on the table. This motion was lost, and after a short discus sion the motion ol Mr. Flaherty prevailed. OPENING OF A YOUNG MEH'3 ASSOCIATION HALL. A few evenings since the new hall of the Young Men's Association, in Nineteenth street, South Brooklyn, was formally opened with a very pleasant entertainment. The new building is one In every way adapted for Its present purpose, and ha9 been fitted up very elegantly. On the evening oi tho celebration the several rooms were handsomely decorated, the wall3 being covered with the flags of the city of Broakiyn, and floral ornaments be ing tastefully arranged In various places. The portrait o: the Uev. father tlickie, the spiritual i director ol the association, which was hung prom inently in the principal room, was framed witu j flowers. The entertainment cousisted of ad dresses and a concert, which were supplemented by an excellent collation, at wliicn several speeches were made, the response of the ltev. Father Hickie to the toast ol the spiritual direc tor's health being an especially happy effort. Among the guests present were the Kev. Father Kiely. oi the cathedral : the l<ev. Father Baxter, the Kev. Father Botiget ami other clergymen. Several prominent citizens oi Brooklyn were also present. The whole affair was gotten np in ex ceeding good taste and reflected much credit upon the committee in charge, particularly on Mr. Mathew M. Dalton. who was a very earnest worker lu the rather laborious duties that fell upon the committee. Tne new hall ha viug been now iairly opened, the young men of South Brooklyn are afforded a good opportunity to make themselves possessed oi inanv pleasures which otherwise they miirht seek for in. vain. It is tho intention ol the association to have a reading room, a billiard room, chess tables, Ac., to begin with, and to introduce by degrees such other attractions as are now availed o; in similar institutions. THE WOMAN'S SOCIAL EDUCATION SOCIETY. The regular Tuesday meeting of the Woman's Social Education Society was held yesterday after noon in Plimpton Building, Mrs. Caroline A. Soul4 presiding. The efforts of Mrs. spencer to obtain a portion of the conscience funa for the endowment of a house of correction lor girls in Washington city were indorsed. The paper read by Mrs. Jane Pierce had the somewhat startling tale oi "A Wild beast oi *o , ciety." The lect ureas began uy saying that oue of the old pnilosopners spoke of "a slanderer" as a wild beast of society. She agreed with iliat philosopher. The inild forms oi slander she characterized as "Dame Gossip" and -Mrs. urundy." The cause oj nine-tenths of th'j social troubles of which we are daily witnesses is thai all the small whs busy themselves with the I u ; iles 01 their neighbors. A casual cobweb In a ?\i lor Is made the source of endless gossip. Wo '.iian is oiten the worst eneuiy to her own sex. The ' ihrng of a woman's shoulder can do more to blast a young mrl's good name than all the scandal of the other sex. ihe only remedy is an independence which has good sound moral principles lor its basis. The President announced that on next Tuesday Mrs. Bullock would read a paper on ' Cremation." INFANT ASYLUM BAZAAR. A grand bazaar in aid of the New York Infant Asylum wul open this eveuing in Lyric Hall, be tween Forty-first and Forty-second streets. The bazaar win be in aid of the building lund, which very much needs the kindly assistance oi all those who usually are so generous in helping to shelter the helpless. An Institution of this kind, winch has more than once already appealed to the public for aid. needs nothing now to be said in explana tion oi its objects or its aims. The name of tho in stitution bespeaks, in a city like New York, for the appeal a Kindly response. As for the bazaar ltselt it, will be one oi the pieasantest affairs of tue sort. Manifold attractions are offered, and tho admission charge would oe amply repaid ir only in the pleasure afforded by a visit to tho tables. The untiring zeal of the lady managers of tins institution is bejond praise, tfiolr efforts never ceasing nor their Interest ilagging. The omcers are Chairman, Mrs. Dexter A. Hawkins; ! 'ireasurer, Mrs. B. H. van Aukeu. The ladles in charge oi tne departments at the bazaar are: ? Airs. Jacob Hays, Mrs. W. W. Mrew. .Mrs. Joseph i Worster, Mrs. James Burrow, Mrs. James Motlev, Mrs. s. Mam, Mrs. H. F. Carver, Mrs. Melville. Mrs. Fraueis Tomes. Mrs. L. M. Bates, Mrs. Hargous, : Miss Katie Motlev. Mrs. Chains Morlord, Mrs. Amos Tennoy, Mrs. L. M. Bates and Mrs. David W e tmore. _ THE TROY METHODIST CONFERENCE. Schenkctadt, N. v., April 21, 1874. The Troy Conlcreuce will adjourn sine die this | nitfrnoon. Altera warm and excited discussion the Con- j ference voted almost unanimously, this morning, to close the gates at ltouud Lane on Sunday dur ing camp meeting. REWARDING VIQILAHQE. On the 6th of January Officer James Walstead, of the Eighteenth precinct police, arrested a man named Lawrence M. Habel lor stealing letters Iroin a lamppost box, corner oi Third avenue and Eigh teenth street, for which offence the latter was sent last week lo the Albany Penitentiary for three years by Judge Benedict. The vieilant officer was rewarded by ihe Police Commissioners, on Post master James' recommendation, by being made a j roundsman. Yesterday Mr. James pant to officer ' V alstead the reward of the Post office Depart- i nient of $i50, oflcted for the detection of such | cases ?( mad depredation. I CONGRESS. Government Belief for the Sufferers by the Mississippi Flood. THE CIVIL RIGHTS BILL. SENATE. Washington, April 21, mt, TDK LOUISIANA 8UFPBRKR3. Mr. Woodlbish, (rep.) 0/ N. n., from the Com. mittee on Military Affairs, reported, without amendment, the House bill lor tue relief of per sous suffering by the overflow in the Mississippi River, and asked its present consideration. Mr. Edmunds, (rep.) of Vt.. submitted an amend ment providing that tne provisions of the act shall expire on the 1st of September, 1874. Agreed to. The bill was then passed. TH* LOUISVILLE AND PORTLAND G ANAL. Mr. scorr, (rep.) ot Pa., called up the bill pro viding ior the payment of the bunds of the Louis ville and Portlaud canal Company, the question being on agreeing to the amendments of the House of Representatives, as amended by the Senate. Mr. Scott read from reports submitted by the Treasury Department duriug turner sessions of Congress, and argued that the canal was now prac tically owned by t|ie government, 0,005 shares of the 10,000 being held by the United States. Tnero should not bo one hour of delay on the part of the government in taking possession of the work. The obstacles to the government doing so bad come in since 1872, by the act of the Kentucky Legislature, passed by some means, imposing con dltlons upon which the government should take possession. The Kentucky Legislature bad no rignt whatever to pass such an act, as the federal government had long before acquired the right ti> take possession. He hoped now that the one thing needful would be done, and tnat was to displace these Ave trnstees aud put the government In poB* session of the property. Mr. Tblrman. (dem.) of Ohio, said the propo sition that the United states should become stock* holders in this work was lirst made by a committee or Congress, of which Mr. Webs er was a member. The State of Kentucky had consented to the United States becoming the owner of the property. The legal objections made by some against the govern ment's owning the work were mere scarecrows, it was perfectly competent for the Legislature of Kentucky to say that the corporation might con sist of one shareholder, and it had said that very thing in substance b.v tue acts of 1842 and 1846. Mr. Conklino, (rep. 1 of N. Y., reviewed the his tory of the caual ana probabilities ol a law suit 11 the government should take possession of it. lie moved to reconsider the vote by which the amendments of the Finance Committee to the House bill were agreed to several days ago. The vote was reconsidered aud the question thetk recurred upon the amendment of the Finance Committee to strike out the amendment in the llouse bill, that the canal should not be taken pos session of nor any money paid till the State of Kentucky should cede to the United .states the jurisdiction over the same, together with all the right to tax the property, and it was adopted by yeas 40, nays 4. The bill now goes to the Rouse for the concur rence 01 that body. The Senate resumed the consideration or the Louisiana bill, upon which Mr. Stockton, (dem.) ot N. J., was entitled to the floor. THE CIVIL KIUHT3 BILL. Mr. Frelinohl'yskn, (rep.) of N. J., said he gave notice a tew days ago that he would call up the Civil Rights bill to-day. He now gave notice that he would call It up as soon as the pending bill should be disposed of. Mr. Cams RON, (rep.) of Pa., reported favorably on the Joint resolution extending the thanks of Congress to Captain lienjamin G. Uleadell and the ofllcers and crew ol the steamer Atlantic, ol the White Star line, lor rescuing the oflloers and crew 01 the brlgantine Scotland, ot Portland, Me., in mid ocean. Passed. Mr. Stockton, be lore commencing his speech, yielded to Mr. Couklmg lor a motion to go into ex ecutive session, which was agreed to. and at hair past lour the Senate proceeded to the considera tion of executive business. Alter a f?w minutes the doors were rcopeued aud the Senate ad journed. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. Washington, April 21, 1874. Mr. Randall, (dem.) of Pa., Introduced a bill directing the temporary suspension or the Legisla ture oi the District of Columbia. Referred to the I Committee on the District of Columbia. Mr. Hublbut, (rep.) of 11L, irom the Committee ' on Railways and Canals, submitted a long written ! report on the bill to charter a double track freight ' railway company from tide water on the Atlantic to Council Bluffs on the Missouri River, and to limit the rates of freight thereon. Ordered to be I printed and recommitted. RECLAH ATI0N OF ALLUVIAL LANDS. 1 Mr. Mokky, (rep.) of La., irom the Committee on the Mississippi Levees, report-d a bill to provide for the appointment or a commission of engineers to report a permanent plan lor the reclamation of the ulluvral basin ol the Mississippi River subject to inundation, and he proceeded to address the House in explanation and advocacy of it. After discussion, in which Mr. Willard, (rep.) or Vt., opposed the bill for proposing to tax th? whole people lor the advantage of the owners of these alluvial lands, the bill went over until to morrow. TIIE SrFFKKERS in LOUISIANA. The Senate amendment to the bill for the relief or the sufferers by the inundation of the Lower Mississippi was concurred in. The amendment provides that the act shall expire on the 1st of September next. Mr. Gooch. (Rep.) of Mais., from the Committee on Naval Affairs, reported a resolution instructing ' that committee to inquire into the present organ ization, course of study and discipline at the Naval Academy at Annapolis, and to report what changes are uecessarv to promote greater effi ciency there, with authority to visit the Naval Academy and coufer with the superintendent and present corps of instructors. Adopted. THE WHEREWITHAL OF THE GOVERNMENT. The House then, at two o'clock, went into Com mittee of the Whole, Mr. Woodrord, (rep.) ol N.' V.. in the chair, on the Legislative, Executive and Judicial Appropriation bill. An amendment offered by Mr. Dcnnkll, (rep.) of Minn., to substitute for an Item of $20U,000 lor postage stamps lor the Treasury Department an item of $6,000 lor tr.e cost oriurriisliinK official post , aize stamps, was ruled out of order by the chair man, on the ground tliat the amendment con I dieted with the law abolishing the rranklng privi lege. and. an appeal having been tuKcn, the dcclslou was sustained by a vote of 110 to 38. At this point, and alter having got through only one page of the bill, the committee rose. The House at a quarter past hve artjourned, the last roil call having shown that there was no quorum present. i THE INTERVIEW WITH GENERAL BUTLER. To THE EDITOR OP TIIE llKRALI>:? In the interview witn General Butler, as re ported in your paper of Sunday, I sec the Genera tola your representative that? On the Sunday of the panic the very men were tearing the skirt* ol ihe President to provent his koIiir to church, til order to persuade him to issue the $44.00U,O 0 ol re serve for the salety oi the country, who yesterday went to Washington to ask hlin 11 ho would not veto the bill whlcti legalizes that issue. [The Uencral laughed.) And well he might laugh if what he said was true. The fact is that not one of those who "went to Washington'* were among the number of thoao wiio implored Grant to issue the "reserve" at the time or the panic last (all. Tney all at that time honored and supported hltn in his adherence to law and sound policy. I trust yon will allow me the use or your columns to correct this misrepre sentation. ONE OF TUE DELEGATION. FINE ART AND ILLUSTRATED BOOKS. A Urge Collection To B? Sold at Auction. To-morrow and Friday evening Messrs. George A. Leavitt A to. offer a rich collection of illustrated works, relating principally to the line arts. This valuable consignment is now on exhibition at the rooms or Messrs. Leavitt A Co., tn Clinton Hall, A.-tor place, for the inspection ol those interested in publications oi this nature. The works relate t? the great picture galleries or Europe, to landscape scenery, architecture, antiquities, costumes, etch ings and original drawings. BASE BALL CONVENTION. The National Association of Amateur Base Ball Tlarers will hold a convention in one or the main parlors ol the Astor House at live o'clock this evening. The association was organUed last De cember and now embraces about forty clubs, rep resenting six States and tivo colleges. The secre tary has applications for membership from thirty Ovid clubs, six of whom are in Michigan and two to Canada. Amateur clubs throughout the country will be governed wholly by the rules and regula tions adopted t>y tills association, and not by those or the professional association. The under hand throw, by a fun swing of the arm from the shoulder, has been done away with, the pneher now being compelled to deliver the ball as provided in the rules governing the pitching department in 1970. This admits of an nnlerbaod throw witn the writs and lorearm only, the arm from the shotlder to the ctbow swinmng perpendicularly with the body.