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THE BROOKLYN TREASURY FRAUDS
Second Day's Proceedings in (he Trial of Cortiaod A. Sprague. Continuation of the Testimony of Accountant Warren. The Brooklyn Court of Session was again crowded yesterday by persons interested lu the trial of ex-City Treasurer Sprague, on the cnarge of embezzling city moneys. Many of those present were friends of the accused, politicians and office holders. The proceedings yesterday were confined to tbe continuation of tbe examination of tbe ac countant, Mr. Warren, who examined the ex-City Treasurer's hooks. The cross-examination was oondncted by Mr. D. P. Barnard. MK. WARKKN'S TESTIMONY CONTINUED. Mr. Warren testified, in reply to Mr. Barnard, that on October 11, 1870, tbe deposits exceeded the receipts by the Treasurer by tbe amount of $2,380 26; on November 29. by $2.000 ; on Decem ber 20. $2,600; on March 4, 1871, $2,990; on Marcb ?, $6.4*0; June 6, $982; April 7, $4,0C0; April U and 14, $7,600; October 20, $7,760; November IS, $2,000; November 21, $20,000; December 29, $2^)00; on May 31, Juue 1 and 2, 1872, the deposits were ?bort respectively $87 55, $10,092 87 and $12,132 17; on Jnne 3 there was an excess of $12,322 69; tbe total deficiency lor May 31 and June 1, 2 and 3 Was $9,990. On May 31, 1870, tbe payments made by Comp troller to City Treasurer on account 01 deficiency certificates were $120,618 40. On July 21, 1870, tbe payment to City Treasurer Of $60,310-76. On July 30, 1870, received $1,969 63. On January 6 and 0, 1871, tbe payments to City Treasurer and the deposits by bim were as fol lows:? Receipts, $178,699 86; deposits, $07,599 36. On January 6? Receipts, $93,673 62; deposits, $124,337 78. The first deposits were short $111,100 50. The next day there was an excess of $3u,664 16. The total deficit, $81,436 74. On January 3 there was an excess of deposits of $296,677 14; on January 4, 1871, $69 50 in excess of receipts were deposited ; irom January 3 to 6, in clusive, there was an apparent excess of $216,250 30 ; this included money received lor the Board of Education ; tnese being taken out reduces the ex cess oi deposits to $68,138 78; am acquainted with Sprague's handwriting, and also wltb Mr. M. T. ltodman's; in tbe books marked l and 2 the* entries are pretty generally IN TUB HANDWRITING OF MB. RODMAN. I *only saw the bunk deposit tickets for deposits made in the Trust Company ; these were in the handwriting of Mr. Rodman ; Mr. Rouman, at th6 dates mentioned, was Deputy City Treasurer; the band writing in the books, from first to last, is Mr. Kodmau's irom January, 1869, to May, 1869, when he became Deputy Treasurer; Mr. Rodman was Secretary of the Trust Company ; the duties of auch au ottlce are in many respects similar to those of a cashier of a bank ; witness had seen the original checks of Mr. Badeau, makinc the payments referred to m yesterday's evidence; did not examine the Water Board ch&cks. Check No. 3,313 on City Bank, for $2,004 43 (dated October 10, 18T0), drawn by Collector feadeau to the order of Mr. Gill and indorsed by him to the order oi Mr. Sprague, was shown witness, it was indorsed by sprai;ue and bore the Trust Com pany's indorsement. Witness inierred it was de posited in the Trust Company, and afterwards by tbat company in the Nassau Bank to the credit of the company. (Check put in evidence by the de- | fence and marked No. l.) Witness recognized a Water Board check for $11,841 as the one he atates had been received by tne City Treasurer on October 10, 1871. This was deposited by the Trust Company in the Nassau Bank. The cneck of Baaeau, oi October 14, 18 <0, No. 334, drawn on ihe City Bank In lavor or Assistant Col lector GUI for $413 42, was produced, indorsed by .fiill to order of Sprague, and afterwards Indorsed b? M. T. Rodman. The check had been deposited in the Nassau Bank. The check was passed to Mr. Baaeau on Octouer 14 lor payment ol assessments. Next Hadeau's check of October 17, 1870, NO. ^38, tor $964 u5. was buowo, to lavor ol Gill on tne Otty Bank, Indorsed by Gilt to order or Sprague. Alter wards lociorneu by KodmftDt and bearing stamp of ^B^deau^oiieck, November 11, 1870, No. 3.380, for S991 43, was also admitted in evidence. It was drawn !n lavor ol Gill ; witness found no Indorse- , ment of GUI, but the name of Mr. Sprague on Its ; bftClL * WftS DEPOSITED BT CITY TREASURER TO HIS OWN CREDIT j in the 'iTUSt Company, and aiterwards by the coin- , Dany sent to some other bank to their own credit. The Badeaucheck of January 16, 1871, No. 86,049, ! drawn to order oi Sprague for $4,999 36, indoised bv Mr. Sprague, was also submitted ; deposited by aim in the i rust Company and by tue company de posited in the Nassau- Bank. Ihe Water Boaid \ check for January 14, 1871, 50V8'nr?t0S,?iP? Sprague, ior $6,200 89, signed by W. A. Fowler, President, and D. A. Northup, Treasurer, indorsed by Sprague, and deposited in the Trust Company. This was received by the tkty Treasurer on Jauu- , arv 17. and accounted ior in the books. Badeau's check, No. 30,071, for $2,387 12, Fe^rn" j ary 28. 1871, was to order of Sprague, indorsed by , Sprague, deposited in Trust Company, and by them . In Nassau Bank to credit of the company. Badeau's check for payments made by him on April 6. 1871, No. 37,067, to order oi Sprague, ror $13,739 02, indorsed by sprague, was deposited as , was the preceding check. Badeau's check ol October 31, 1871, was produced, j No. 4,219, ior $149,004 n8, to order 01 Gill, indorsed ; to Sprague, and indorsed by Sprague. Bears only . ?tamp of Mechanics' Bank of Brooklyn. j A deposit of the amount of this check the boeks ahow was made on the date ol the check, and there Is no other similar amount that could uave oeen deposited there on that day. " , Another cUock on same day by Badeau in favor of Gill. $78,768 t>6, Indorsed to Sprague and bears the signature ol sprague; deposited by Trust Com pany in the Nassau Bank. Badeau's check of November 8, 1871. No. 4,-38, for *3. 138 24, to ordsr of Gill, Indorsed by him to Sprague. bearing Sprague's Indorsement and de posited by Trust Company la Nassau Bank, as shown by the stamps on its lace. ^ ^ _ Badeau's check lor the payment of December 7, 1871. was numbered 4,340, favor of Gill, ior $2,381 36, Indorsed to sprague, and by him indorsed aud deposited as beiore. , , Badeau's check lor nayment of June 1, 1872, No. 4,884, lor $2,371, endorsed and deposited as pre- | ^Ano^her of the same date, for $14,711 A3, drawn, indorsed and deposited as before. The Water Board check ol June 22 for payment ! made June 24, 1872, as stated lu evidence given jesierday, for $29,691 97, Indorsed by Rodmau and bearing stamp of Nassau Bank. Badeau's cneck ol Juue24, 1872, bears as its num ber 4.961, drawn on the City Bank for $42,2i7 18 in favor ol (Jill. indorsed to Sprague and indorsed ior deposit by M. T. Rodmau; bears stamp of Nas Ban Bank* THE REDIRECT EXAMINATION. On the redirect Mr. Warren stated tiiat all the cheeks in his hands appear to have been paid: none appear to have been protested or been paid out of tnelr time. His testimony on Monday, he aald, expressed payments made by the City Treas urer on the dates on wnich he was examined ; be tween 'he dates Inquired ol Monday by the prose cution and those inquired about yesterday by the deieuce there were many payments not inquired *bMn Van Cott Inquired as to how the treasurer's | account stood at each date B1VC? 1U evidence Vnn<isLv 'ind vesterdav, as regarded amounts re ceived bv him and paid out, with the balance, wnl it inr o. airainst the treasurer on those dates t \ Mr. Warren ^id "at he wonld require time to , jnako up the balances called for, anc\ a recess lor *n hour was, therefore, taken. THE BALANCES DCE. Upon the reassembling of the tour t . Ml . ' Wfti ri icn .Mated that, alter allowing the ^et?urer credit or all deposits to and on October 10, 18 10, the .uiance due by the treasurer was $277,872. At the close of the 14tA the balance was $287,972 43. At the close of the 15th It was the same. At the close or November 11 the balance was Q* weaned by $14,197, mating a total ol $292,189 4i The aggregate of short deposits iroui November 10 to 28 was $106,666. ? on February 28, 1871, the balance was $499, .1. lo aguinst the treasurer. ' On March l, $410,699 07. , , At the Close or April 5, 1871, It was reduced $2, 170. At the close or October 31, 1S71, there was a re- , duct ion oi $20,269 94, making the total balance $?88,260 13 against the Treasurer. On the 8th or November there was a deficiency or $37,631 89. Total deficiency to date, $426,901 02. At the close oi December 7, 1871, there was a re- > Auction or $77,973 so, leaving the balance I ?347,927 22, _ I No variation occurs between 26th or Mny and the | 3d ol June. on the 1st and 2d of June there wa? ft deficiency | of $22,287 76, and oil flio 3d ol June an excess of $12,322 6.?. I At the close of June 1 the aggregate deficiency ?was $363,678 81. At tue close of Jtiue 24, 1872, It | ... fa?2,976 94. on the 12th of Oetooer. i860, the \ balance w?i Hi; ua November 11. 18J0, j $200,103 43; November 90, ??7,70S 48; March 4, 1871, $407,700 07; March ?, 1871, $461,270 07} Jane 0, $403,001 01; April 7, $404,520 01; April 18 and 14, $o'J7,o^y o7: November 20, 1871, $408,618 14; No vember 16, $418,208 88 ; November 21, $388,01$ 48; December 20, 1871, $968,028 22. May 81, $343,086 01. Jane 3. $363,476 04. November '.'0, 1872, $100,617 48. AuffOet 27; 1872, $378,007 48. December 31, 1870. $290,603 48. January 6, 1871, $232,664 06. At the close of toe entire acconnt on the 16th or September, 1873, the amount unaccounted for is $101,006 44, exclusive or the Board of Vacation moneys. . The witness had examined the receipt books of Collectors Badeau and Burrows, and found no dis crepancy between the entries In the Treasurer's books aod ttie amounts of the checks. The Oourt at four o'clock adjourned to ten o'clock thl* morning. THE NEWARK RING TRIALS. Tike Stat* Rests and the Defence Begins? Another Adverse Decision of the Court for the Aec used?One of the Indicted on the St?nd? In the trial of the indicted officials and contrac tors or Newark, which has now occupied nearly one week of the Court's time, the prosecution came to a rest yesterday. For cross-examination Mr. James E. Owen, Chief Engineer of the Road Board, who had been called by the State as an ex pert on Telford pavement and who, on his direct examination on Monday, had given Important evidence for the prosecution, was called. The defence tried to take the stlnar out of his tea- ? mony, but nothing of ' / t'u is elicited. After some unimportant testimony by Hr- Wight man the State rested, and, jmsM gulte a buiz of expectation, Mr. Cortland* Pfrmer, one or the counsel for the accused persons, aieee and rather surprised those In court by moving tilth the Conrt take the case out of the hands of the jury and de cide it. The learned counsel argued that there was no evidence sufficient to frame any conspiracy as charged In the indictment. Alderman Stainsby, he said, had done nothing wrong. Neither be nor the others should have been indicted, for nothing had been shown to prove that they bad acted dis honestly. The only thing that was shown against them was negligence. The contractors, Stanley and O'Connor, were the only persons who had made money out of the contract. In the Senate of the United States there were men who neglected their duties, but why were they not indicted? THK ATTORNEY GENERAL replied with great earnestness and strongly op. posed the motion of counsel. He argued that there was ample evidence belore the Court to prove tbat there was a conspiracy and that If the accused were Innocent of the charges, as alleged, they owed it to themselves to go on the stand and disprove, If they could, the evidence against them. It was much better lor them to have their case considered by twelve men than ov one man. It Is uot a question for Your Honor, said Mr. Gilchrist, addressing the Court, to decide Whether there was an indent evi dence to prove a conspiracy, but lor the Jury. Continuing, he said:? "Toe counsel for the deience says there is not a spark of evidence to prove con spiracy. 'Mils he admitted. Instead of sparks there were brilliant Hashes of lightning proving the charges? not the lightning that flashes through the skies, but that which strikes and penetrates deep into the earth. (At this point the audience, carried awav with the remarks of the Attorney General, broke Into applause, which was, however quickly checked by the Court.) Was it no evidence oi conspiracy to And Stainsby signing, month alter month, these LYING CIIITIKICATES, which enabled O'Connor and Shauley to draw over I $100,000 from the city treasury? asked Mr. Gilchrist. | Did the defence mean to say that stainsby did not know What he was doing when he signed that final estimate In November, 1372, which stated that the work had been satisfactorily completed, and yet Joar months alter wards, in March, 1873, he was lound at a meeting of enraged property owners trying to appeaso their wrath by reading the paciticatory letter of O'Connor confessing that the work was not yet completed? (More applause sap pressed by the Court.) Was it attempted to be said that O'Connor dm not know whether it was Telford pavement or a house he was building ac cording to contract? Mr. Gilchrist continued his argument ana claimed that the officials, by non-performanoe of their duties, had contributed to the fraudulent extraction irom the city treasury or a large amount ol money, and thereby were par ties to the conspiracy. Mr. Parker again rose alter Mr. Gilchrist concluded, and denied that any evidence of a conspiracy had been shown. It was easy, he said, to win applause in these times Dy re ferring to Ir&ucl, and the defence might reier to numerous frauds In a neighboring city (referring, some thought, to Jersey Citv, while others thought New York). In this case the only thing shown was that the officials bad oeen negligent. Leaving the contractors out, there was nothing wrong shown against the others. Till COfBT DECIDED adversely to the motion, ami said that it fully agreed with the Attorney General thai a con spiracy of this kind was often interred by the cir cumstances attenuing it. as there was evidence in thm case to sl ow that the work had not been done according to contract, the Court thought and decided it was not proper to taKe it from the Jury. The decision of the Court was received by the audience with an unmistakable murmur ol satis faction. Alter a recess of ten minutes the case for the defence was, then opened. Counsellor Guild said be was well satisfied with the decision or the Court, and then went on to make out a cleverly worded showing ror the accused, and declared that there was no evidence before the Court to prove conspiracy. He said that this case had been styled an lmuortant one by the state. He thought the onlv importance in it was the size ol the indict ment (it covers 100 pages) and the presence of the Attorney General. (Laughter.) Tho llrst witness called ior the defence was ex Srreet Commissioner P. F, Rogers, now Chlei of Police and one or the parties indicted. On his direct examination this witness swore that the dirt was used by his orders in order to facilitate tho roller's work; in some places the roller would not work without it; hence he believed it neces sary to use some dirt; he mcasuied the excava tion repeatedly and found tt sixteen inches, and in one swampy place authorized Held stone to be laid as a sub-foundation; .once he lound dirt being damped on the street ahd ordered its use stopped. On cross-examination the Attorney Gen eral took the witness In hand aud extracted rrom him the evidence that the gutter stones were laid on the earth and not on the pavement, as required by the contract. This was done according to his orders. This, it Is estimated, effected a saving to the contractor of several thousands of dollars. BOARD OF 8PPEBVIB0R8. Interesting Proceedings Concerning Ar mories. The regular meeting of this Board was held yes terday, Supervisor Robert McCafTerty, In the ab sence or the Mayor, presiding. The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved. A resolution was introduced to rent the third and fourth lloors of the southeast corner of Broad way and Fourth street from the owner, for a period of three years, at an anuual rental of $7,500. One of the floors had been rented by tho city here tofore for $15,000 a year for one floor. Supervisor Ottendorfer advocated the leasing of these prem ises, as two regiments can be accommodated there, and that the fitting up ol a new armory would cost as much as the rent of one year. The resolution waB adopted by a vote of 12 to l? Supervisor Mon heimer voting In the negative. Supervisor Edward Gilon presented a resolution providing for renting the premises heretofore occupied by the seventy-first regiment, corner of Broadway and Sixth avenue, Thirty-flrth and Thirty-sixth streets, ior a term or five years from May 1, at an annual rental of $20,000. Supervisor Mouhelmer denounced the project as a "huge iraud," and protested that this measure was brought up at this time, when two members of the Board, who were known to be against rent ing these premises, were absent, it was Olsconrte ous, if nothing else, and that there waa a "nigger I in the fence." j supervisor Cooper defended the resolution, I while Supervisor Koch opposed It. Supervisor Van Schaick gave a history of rent- | lng armories by the county for the last year and , four months, denouncing the jobs of Nilsson and Glass Hails and the armory corner Twenty-seventh ? street and Ninth avenae. Supervisor Gilon delended his resolution, urg- ! lng that tue armory of the Seventv-flrst regiment i was so centrally located that from it a military ; command can bo brought directly Into effective use > in case of necessity. I nose regiments having good I armories and plenty of space to become perfect In | exercise are the must favorably known aud most | to be relied on In any emergency. The resolution was laid over after considerable debate. MayorJTavempyer sent, a communication he had received imm the Corporation Counsel In relation to the powers of the Board of Supervisors to rent ! and lease armories, In which he defines the law on the subject, which Bays, that as soon as tue mini mum number* of thirty-two non-commissioiied i officers and privates are organized, on being duly certified to by?.he colonel of the regiment, the I Hoard or Supervisors shall rent an armory, Ac. ihc communication was received and ordered printed In the minutes. Supervisor Van Mct.'.'uck offered a resolution that when the Hoard adjourned it adjourn xut/ject to the call of the clerk of the Common Council. The resolution was noi acted upon. Alter the ordering or payment of several frills the Board adjourned, tt> meet to-morrow after noon. KLENEN, THE DEFAULTER The Ex-Secretary of the Hoboken Sav ings Bank in Jail. Hjs Pursuit, Capture in England and Arrival Yesterday? An Embesslement of tl40,000 and a Forgery? Clever Detective Work? Scene at Quarantine? Wanted, a Prison Cell on Ocean Steamers. For several months past Mr. w. W. Shippen, of the Hoboken Land and Improvement Company ; Chief Donovan, of the Hohoken police, and ex Cnief McDonougb, have been silently working to capture Frederick Klenen, the absconding secre tary of the Hoboken savings Bank, who decamped a year ago, having embe zzled, as is alleged, up wards or $140,000 of the ftinds of that institution, and perpetrated several forgeries. His robberies, conpled with the suspension of Messrs. Flak k Hatch during the panic last autumn, had the effect of compelling the bank to close its doors during the winter. The sad effect of this action of the bank can be easily imagined when it is re membered that the majority of the depositors we aboring people, and the greater part of were out of work. Bufflce it to say that one depositor lost his reason and scores of others were brought to the verge of starvation. BROUOBT BOMB TO JC8TICB. Last January, from inlormation received, it was resolved to send over to England ex-Cbief of Police, Detective Frank McDonouirh to. effect Kle nen's capture. McDonough was provided with ex 1 tradition papers, granted in Washington on the 29 th Off January, and thus armed started for Liverpool on board the steamer City or London. After a pro tracted chase, McDonough captured the defaulter, bringing him baok to this city yesterday on board the steamer Republic, from Liverpool. BOW TBB CLEW WAS OBTAINED. The first step taken by the Chier of the Hoboken police was to visit Westport, in Connecticut, where it was reported that Klenen was in hiding, but Captain Donovan soon discovered that he was on the wrong track. In the course of his Investi gation on his return to Hoboken he discovered that James Strange, alias "the English giant," lormerly in the employ of the Erie Railroad and more lately a bankrupt saloon keeper at No. 39 Washington street, Hoboken, had been in this country last September on a visit rot London, or, as he called it, a "special mission," and had called on several Of Kienen's friends, Tnis. coupled with the fact that Strange and Klenen had been very in. tlmate while in this country, led to the theory that there was an existing connec tion between the men. This idea was confirmed by it being ascertained that there had been re deemed at the Sub-Treasury several United States bonds stolen by Klenen from the bank. The next thing to be done was to obtain Btrange's London address, us it was thought certain that the two men would be found living together, a photo graph of Klenen was sent to Inspector Bailey, Chief of the London Detective Department, with the request that Captain Donovan might be informed if Klenen was or had been living with Strange. In the early part of January news was received ttiat Klenen was then living with Strange's lather in the suburbs of London, passing under the alias of "Weber." CAPTURED ON THE PIER AT DOVER. Meanwhile Detective McDonough bad arrived in London, on the fugitive's trail, and had obtained the vlai of the extradition papers for Klenen, and bad made arrangements with one of the Scotland Yard detectives to captnre the lugltlve Irom justice. Somehow or other? the matter still remains a mys tery? Klenen was informed by iriends in Hoboken that the police were about to arrest him, and lied irom hU residence with Strange's father. After this check McDouough and the London detectives bad a good deal of trouble to get on Klenen >s track again, but it waa finally struck and lie was ar retted on the aim of March on the pier at Dover, while In the act of disemburklnor from the French mall steamer arriving irom Calais, and waa taken to London by the South Eastern llallroad. WHAT WAS CAPTURED ON THE PRISONER. A letter to Mr. S. H. Dod, President, ana Mr. W. W. Shlppcn, Vice President or the Hoboken Sav ings Bank? to whicn oillces they have recently been elected? irom Detective McDonough, states that Kienen bas surrendered $u,ooo in United States ; bonds, besides turning over warrants lor a largo ! quantity of brandy in bond, in which Klenen had beeu speculating at Strauge's suggestion. The residue alter paying the expenses ot the capture will be handed over to the delrauded bank. THE ARRAIGNMENT AT BOW STREET. The following is an extract from the London Chronicle of 1st April, alluding to the arrest:? "Frederick Klenen, an American, was charged belore Sir Thomas Henry, under the extradition treaty with America, with forgery committed in the city of Hoboken, K. J., upon the savings bank in that city. A true bill had been round i against the prisoner by the Grand Jury, and a detective sent over to arrest the prisoner. The three notes which the prisoner had forged were produced in Court. The evidence of John MIckIc | John, detective sergeant, was then taken. He said ; that he was on the Dover pier, awaiting the ur ? rival of the Calais boat. On board ot her he re I cognized the prisoner, and having a warrant for his apprehension, be (witness) took turn m charge; lie said, 'I am the man you want; 1 don't deny it.1 ! Prisoner stated in court that he was sorrv for what he had done, but he was the man whom the detectives were la search ot. Sir Thomas Henry ! then committed me prisoner in the usual way.1' Rxrotfnm disclosures. It is reported that Klenen has promised to make ! a li|ll cou.esslon of gross Irregularities which oc i curred in the Hoboken Savings bank in 1871, 1872 and 1873, and ol which he was cognizant. By this : he probably hopes to inculpate tnauy leading cttl i zens oi Hoboken, and torce them to aiu lam in es ! caplng the lull penalty or his crimes or to suare disgrace with him. He may thus possibly produce ! a diminution in the term of imprisonment which must loilow his conviction. KLENEN'S ANTECEDENTS. Klenen was considered amoug the politicians of Hoboken "a first class sport," being addicted to last horses, gambling and dissipation iu its worst form?. He furnished a house in costly style and provided a carriage and negro page for a dissi pated woman in New York. He is married to a daughter of Mr. Keeae, a wealthy grocer tu Meadow street, Hoboken, by whom he has two children. ! He entered the savings bank abput twelve years I ago. In appearance he Is agreeable and ol pleas I ant manners. His parents reside iu New York and ] are well to do. In spite or his notorious career a ! good deal of maudlin sympatny exists among the , Hoboken public tor "Young Fred Klenen," as he is generally called ; and there is no doubt but that a strong eifort will be made to protect bim irom the heavy hand of "Jersey justice," as hitherto laid i upon notorious offenders. THE ARRIVAL AT QUARANTINE. j At about hali-past two yesterday afternoon the * steamship Republic was seen from the Quarantine | station to be entering the Narrows amid a fleet or ! some thirty sailing craft, coming from all parts of ! the world. As soon as the steamer had come to anchor the Healtn Officer's boat Governor | Fcnton, on which was Dr. Thompson, was soon ' alongside. While the state of the emigrants' ! healtn was being inquired into i>y the Doctor tne i reporter made tils way to the purser's snuggerv, ; and glancing over the passenger list read tue fol lowing brlel reierence to Kieucn as a prisoner. It read as toliows ! fTir^ATN IT M ~)7)"ui^7i"?s7)~nUESu7 ~ f Entering the cabin the first person mot was Cantain McDonough, the faithful guardian of the defaulter who was so fast approaching the re ward ot his crimes, captain McDonough, after relating some or the incidents of the capture, was called away to shake hands with Police Captain Douovan, of the Hoboken police. The two officers j agreed that It would be better to take Klenen i ashore In the steamboat Seth Low, which had been ] despatched irom New York with Captain Donovan. While this brief discussion was taking place the prisoner was packing his baggage for snore wltli a couple of officials watching nim. The news by this time had spread among the male passengers that , the "mysterious friend" ol Captain McDonough was a savings bank thief aud forger or the city of Hoboken. Some sarcastic allusions were made to j the trtend as "not being fit company to sit at table \ with gentlemen," while another excitable old gen- , tleman irom down East remarked:? "Why were ' not chains put on him, I want to know; he might ( have robbed us all ; no more of them anonymous i 'friends' for me ; let each ship have ITS KX 1RAD1TION TREATY CABINS, and we shall surmise wno. tne 'friends' are who inhabit them? or suppose we say the Interna- > tional Exchange." At last the "irlend" in question made uls wav up the cabm steps in an easy, lazy, | louuging manner, as it (caring nothing. In las moutti was a cigar, which he smoked with appar- j ent gusto. Ho was dressed in Regent street tashion, and might pass here for a ??Broadway I statue." A certain quivering ot the eyelids ann tremulousness about tne corners ol the mouth , showed, however, to one who looked closely, that , the savings bank robber was acting a part, and that his dilettante air was an assumed one. In appearance he is or average height; baa a cold, i treacherous eye and a larore, blonde mustache, lils lace is full and sensuous, while nis neck is or the apoplectic type. At about three o'clock, as the ! "Ulead" juiuned on the raU vt tut jttepupjw* i old companion's voice cried oat, "Come along. Kred, old boy, here's my hand, let roe help you." And be was assisted on the hurri cane deck of the Beth Low. The next moment the Captain of the little steamer snouted out, "Let go those lines!" then the gong sounded Inpue engine room, and the seth Iajxv was off lor New York, with Fred Rlenen, the savings bank thief, on his way to the Bute Prison of Mew Jej'sey In tue song pilot house. Captains Donovan and McDonough, acted wisely in getting Klenen quickly off the Republic, for it is said that If it had been known that he had arrived in Jersey City or Hoboken, there are numbers or his victims who would probably atietnut to lynch the man who had robbed them of their hard earned savings. On Klenen's arrival at Jersey City he was trans ferred to the County Jail. Meanwhile the bank is on its legs again. Sixty thousand dollars oi the deficit were covered oy subscription, $a6,ooo, a half year'B interest on the assets was set apart for the same object, and the surplus ol (50,oo0 which once existed needed not to be replaced, gome of Hoboken'* best citizens have oeeu added to the Board of Managers, home of the old ones, it Is hoped, will soon resign, and Hoboken may I never again suffer so much from a similar cause. KICKED AND KILLED. An Employment Agent Murdered by Ilia Partner? A First Ward Tragedy. Henry Maur, aged fifty-two, a native of Ger many, residing at No. 8# Greenwich street, was Kicked in the abdomen, yesterday aiternoon, by Ernest Miller, of No. 473 Seventeenth street, South Brooklyn. Maur died two hours after be was kicked. These men. It appears, irom the informa tion obtained by the police, were partners In an Intelligence business, designed lor the swin dling of emigrants. Maur conducted the New York branch of the enterprise In the basement of No. 80 Greenwich street. Miller presided over the fortunes of a similar in stitution In South Brooklyn. Maur was the aotlve bead and leading spirit or the enterprise. He en trapped poor, unsuspecting emigrants, looking lor employment, took what money they had irom them, on the pretence of finding good places for them, and then sent them to Miller. The latter managed to dispose of them in one way or another. Sometimes be sent them to the houses whose own ers had advertised lor servants, and often, not caring to take that trouble, desiring them to con tinue calling at his office, until, patience being worn oat, they found something to do lor themselves. The partners, It seems, have been doing a good business lately, and yesterday they met to settle up accounts. Miller was not satisfied with the statement Maur presented to hiui. and a quarrel was tue result. Millet is a large, powerful man, while his partner was a small, delicate old man. Without waiting to be attacked, Miller knocked the old man down, kicked lilm and ran away. Adam Ottenlienn, Charles Klaest and Chnenlsa Gerhard, who live in the tenement house over the office, witnessed the dispute, aeeiug Maur was unable to rise from the floor, they lilted him on to a long be.ncn In the room ana put an old emigrant's blanket over him. His dying groans attracted the attention ol Officer Kamsey, of the Twenty.seventh precinct, who was on duty near the place, and ho went into the cellar. There be louad a large pool ol blood in the centre of the floor, the three witnesses and the dying mau. Ho summoned assistance; a physician was obtained, but Maur died before any service could be rendered lum. Coroner Woltman was notified of the mur der, and he sent an order to have the body removed to the Morgue. Miller was found bv the police last night con cealed in the upper story of his house in South Brooklyn, and was brought over to the Twenty seventh precinct station house and locked up. The cellar In which the murder occurred is a dis mal, Ultny noie, unfit for human habitation. Twelve steps lead into It from the street, and the only furniture it contains is a dusk, a bench I and two chairs. The prisoner will be arraigned belore the Coroner this morning tor examination, 1 and he will urobably be sent to the Tomos to await ! trial. He hits a wile and three children. Maur j was not married. THE BEDFORD SHOOTING AFFRAY. Tragic Result of Rum and Jealousy at a Christening in Weetehester County More Work for the Grand Jury. In the sparsely settled village of Bedford, West Chester county, yesterday, ttie shooting of Michael Mulcahy by James Miller at that place on Sunday evening was the sole topic or conversation. The wounded man, whose right lung was pierced by one of the ballets directed by the hand of Miller, was still in a critical conditio/!, no hope toeing en tertained by the attending physicians that he conld leng survive. According to the most relia ble information obtained on the spot from various sources by a Herald representative the circum stances attending the more than probable lataiity are aa ' A christening was celebrated at the home of one Jeremiah Gorman, where several persons met to participate In the merry making. Among these were a young woman named Bridget O'Brien, James Miller, a resident of the village, and Michael Mulcahy, the wounded man, who supported him self and wife by doing odd jobs lor farmers in the neighborhood. As is usual on such occasions, whiskey lormed a prominent feature of the enter* talument and was freely indulged in. by all present. During ihe aiternoon, it appears, Miller took Bridget O'Brien out for a walk, and on their re turn Mulcahy accused him of improper motives in taking the girl away. This accusation having been hotly resented by Miller, a quarrel arose, which resulted' in the latter being ejected from the house by Mulcany and three or lour of his friends. it Is not clearly known as yet what followed outside, some assert lug that Mulcahy was shot while In the act of throwing Miller out of the yard and over a fence, while others say that several minutes had elapsed after the fight when Miller returned to the house, and having called Mulcahy out, fired three shots at him irom a revolver, one or which took effect as above stated. The accused, for whom there seems to be little sympathy felt In the neighborhood, was committed to the County Jail yesterday aiternoon, br Justice Sawyer, to awatt the result 01 Mulcahy 's injuries. THE MPBDEBEB WALTZ. His Confession of Killing the Organ GrlndeiwSeareh tor the Remains Under His Direction. Hudson, N. Y., April 28, 1874. Waltz, the Catskill murderer, was taken to the farm very quietly tills morning by the Sheriff and his posse* and he pointed out the spot where he alleges his first victim, an organ grinder, was buried four feet under ground. The place is covered with water and is being drained, preparatory to digging in order to veriry his storv. An organ wheel crank, oil can and a lull suit of clothing, as well aa the sponge with which, he says, he wiped up the blood, were found in the places which he designated. The digging lor the body will be com menced as soon as the water is drained off. There seems now but little doubt that Waltz killed two men previous to the scissors grinder. MUBDBB OF A WIFE. ? Ottawa, Onr., April J8, 1874. A man named O'Reilly committed a murderous assault last nlgnt on his wife, a cripple, with her own crntch. she died during the night. He has been arrested. EXECUTION OF A OOLOBED MCBDEBEB. Clbvkland, Ohio, Anrll 28, 1874. Stephen Hood, colored, convicted last December of murdering his stepson, Qreenbury Hood, last July, is to be executed to-morrow, since his con viction he has persistently declared his Innocence of any knowledge or participation in the crime. PITT ABD COUNT'S TBEA8UBY. Comptroller Green reports the following receipts and disbursements of the Treasury yesterday niKBDRSBKCNTS. Claims paid (number of warrant* tf), amount ing to >1,474,118 Payrolls paid (number of warrants 13), amounting to...?. <4,170 Total skcbipts. From taxed or 1873 and in wrest $s,8!S7 From arrears ol take*, assoiwineuts ami interest 7,;i01 From collection of aM<wsments and interest 1S97 From water rents si) From sales of Cltv Record 17 From rente, Ac., Department ol Puhllr Parks ?5 From licenses. Mayor's office 4U From fees and tines, District Courts 15 From market rents and lees 1,616 Total 8J0.ti.il THE DEBELIOT FUBITAN, The Pilot. Commissioners held a meeting yester day aiternoon to inquire into the cause or the dis aster to the Puritan, which at the time of the acci dent was in charge of Pilot Campboil. The session was private, and the papers got none of the evi dence taken. Commissioner Blunt says that the finding oi the committee is that at the time of the mishap there was quite a panic on board the ves sel, and that Campbell explains his action by stating that he mistook the buoy on the Outer Middle. Captain Dorcc, 01 the Puritan, was not 011 hand, bo the Investigation cloucii without his testimony, yesterday belnp the third time he ab sented himself. The tlnuing of thi1 commission is that Campbell was in a measure to blame, and that he be suspended uytii lurpcr inquiries can be REAL ESTATE. The Revived Market and the Conditions Surrounding It. Farther Examination of the Inflnenoe of the President'! Veto and Recom mendations Upon Values. YESTERDAY'S TRANSACTIONS. ! I The effect of the President's veto of the Senate Currency bill upon real estate values and the tn- 1 cidontal questions growing out of It, such as , specie resumption and tree banking, referred to In the message containing the veto, continue to form the subject of discussion In this market. While there is a largely Imperfect comprehension or un | demanding of the merits involved in tae Presl- j dent's act and the recommendations which ac ' I companled it. not surprising when one regards the average mental calibre of what iB known as real estate men? that is, owners, dealers and agents of, In and (or real estate? there la a steadily growing appreciation upon instruction, among that class who need instruction, of the important benefits resulting to their special Interests trom the President's Independent act, while among toe | more Intellectual ADMIRATION 18 BROADENING INTO EXPECTATION of an early harvest of these benefits. There is still, however, considerable anxiety among all classes as to the influence likely to flow from the adoption of the President's recommendation In regard to specie resumption, as well as how Congress will Interpret his desire for free banking. And first In regard to specie resumption. Real estate owners naturally, without reflection, dread the effect of a policy oi hoarding to be pursued by the Secretary of the Treasury, which will have a tendency to drain the market of coin, and, as they assume, to advance the gold premium by making gold scarce. This last deductlou seems a sound enough Infer ence. but nothing was ever more fallacious. The country is not drained of its specie when It Is hoarded In the Treasury vaults. Enough is sure to be left through the stimulus it will give to the production of our mines lor the legitimate wants of commerce. SPECULATION IN GOLD MAY LANGUISH in face or the strengthening attitude of the gov ernment towards the market, which would render It peculiarly unsafe to attempt any further corner ing. Besides, should gold advance by the deple tion of the market, the effect would be only to check the importation of luxuries, articles uot necessary for our consumption, and throw us more completely upon ourselves for articles of domestic production and manufacture ; while the same advanced premium would procure for our products a higher relative value in the European markets. These would not be evils, but rather, as the premium on gold which occasioned these results would not be in consequeuce of a scarcity of gold brought about by the shipment of the precious metal, but simply because of Its accumu lation by the government, they would Indicate a higher seli-reliance, INCHKASKD DOMESTIC ACTIVITIES and a greater national prosperity. England In this case would be the sufferer, not we, aud compelled to send us her bullion to obtain Uie means to leed her people. But It 1b equally certain that tlie hoarding of gold by the Treasury would not ad vance the premium to an abnormal figure, inas much us such hoarding, having a definite object in , view? namely, the redemption of the outstanding legal tender circulation commonly known as I greeuoatks? would appreciate sucn greenbacks < ' with every addition made to this redemption fund, I bringing them nearer to a par with gold, and so I reducing the premium on the latter, which, Btrictly speaking, is not a premium, but the lnvetse state ment of the discount on the lormer irom the stand- ' ard or all commercial value. Thus NO KRKSU DISTURBANCE NEED BE APPREHENDED from any movement made on the part ol the gov ernment i4l UUs simple and direct way to reach resumption/ JSOr does it seem necessary? so easy , and certain does this seem, promising the desired i goal quite rapidly enough? that the nation should | assume any increased interest burden to accom ! plish this purpose, the rather that one oi the re sults likely to flow trom a policy like that re com ' mended by the President would be, should no ad I dmon be made to the public debt, the lightening I of that interest burden in the stimulus it would I give to the placing of tue four and a halt and lour I per cent bonds authorized by the present i Funding aot, There is nothing, therefore, lu I the President's suggestion regarding Bpecte I resumption to occasion uneuslness in this i market; but rather, inasmuch as values have al I ready adjusted themselves to that standard, as has been already pointed out tn this column, there is every encouragement to look forward to revived interest in the market, Increased activity and PROM THIS POINT FORWARD APPRECIATIVE FIGURES, i The next subject ol interest in this now iamous veto message ol the President is his recommen dation in tuvor of free banking, and this is caught up by many as offering a chance yet whereby the inflation purpose or the present Congress may be carried out. This might be true if he had oonfined hlmseir to the recommenda tion of tree banking, without specifying bts understanding of the term, but he expressly limited his recommendation to free banking with proper provisions for redemption. This is a very Important reservation, as showing that not only will there be no inflation through the issue of more greenbacks or recognition of the authority of Cougress to legislate upon the legal tenders in time of peace except to provide lor their redemption, but that there shall be uo infla tion ttrough uny free banking scheme? wild cat banking It might be better called? as no tree bank ing bill will obtain the approval ol the Executive that does not make proper provision lor the re demption oi circulation. Thus ! TUE DREADED NIUHTMA.RE OF A WILD CAT CUR RENCY OF BANkS i is removed at tbe same tlrue aud by the same act i aw was tne spectre oi au unlimited issue of- legal tenders, and the real estate market stands face to i i (ace at this, Its point ot extreinest depression, j with specie resumption In the approaching future, ! ! aad wlth every inducement to a rapid recovery, and promises to investors tne assurance or stable values, 'such as it has not uresented since a period | anterior to the war, however much activity It may ' uave sluce developed. No city, either In the Old or New World, offers j i more superior inducements to Investors than does I this city at the present tiuie. With AN AHKA Or THIRTY-NINE AND ONE-HALF SQUARE MILKS, ! the population of the city Is densely crowded into ! a little over one-third of that space at its southern. | end, leaving nearly two-thirds of tue northern sec 1 tlon open to every kind ol improvement that in vestors might desire, with a diversity of locality In respect to surroundings that procures the largest variation in the matter of price. Indeed of a large portion of this upper section It may be said much of It Is yet tarm land, although it is dotted with numerous neat and thriving villages, but as it has all been Droaglu under the control oi the ordinary municipal departments, it presents in this respect | T11K DOl'BLB ATTRACTION OF BUS IN URBB, while promising at no dlstaut day to have all the conveniences oi tbe more closely built portions of the metropolis. Tbe one great need to the rapid ' development of this northern section is rapid tran sit, and although tlie present Legislature may pos i Bibly adjourn witbout giving us any reliel in tliat I direction it u rendered the more certain from tue | debates which took place during this session that we are certalnlv, if only gradually, approaching a | solution of this. vexed question, and that the ap t plication of some practical system of rapid transit to the wants of this city cauuot be much longer rie- i layed. investments may certainly be henceior wartl assumed to take their coloring irom tho j expectations formed in respect to tbls solu tion, aud while it is still an indeterminate quantity in so rar as the actual result can bo auti ciliated," we cannot avoid a recognition ot me cer tainty ol some result, and must periorce look to rapid transit in the future, near or remote, as, so far as speculative values are concerned, a axed , ! luct, ihe offerings In the public market yesterday were quit# considerable and varied, attracting a large attendauce at the several sales and provok ing quite spirited bidding. Most ol the property was presented under order ol executor or reieree. Thus, Messrs. A. 11. Miiller A Sou sold, by order of the executors, the lease of the premises No. ;;4 West Fourteenth street, and the four story brick stable on tho rear, known as No. as West Ttiir- ! teentb street. Also, by order of the executors, | the house and lot No. 38 West Thirty-ninth street, j aud the premises No. 14 West Washington place; ! also No. 40 Rose street. Also unimproved property located on Forty-ninth street and northwest corner of the boulevard and l&ist street. Messrs. uieecker, son A White sold, by order of | the supreme Court, under the direction of I'hllo | T. Rungles, reieree, Improved property situated on . the northwest corner of Third avenue and Fifty ninth street, and the premises No. Ill Roosevelt ' street. Mr. K. V. Harnett offered the Improved property known us No. iOl Fifty-sixth street, and No. -209 Thir teenth street. Mr. W. Kennedy sold by order of the Court, Thomas H. Laudon, referee, the house and lot, No. 123 Mouroe street, and Messrs. E. A. Lawrence A Co., sold by the same order, No. 06 Madison avenue. Mr. Jere. Johnson, Jr., offered, by order of the hu | preme Court, under the direction ol Alfred Koe, unimproved property situated on Washington ave i duo* boulevard, Uultic, JDougUwta and J>egr?w Brooklyn, wttieh wis only partially MM, and the balance was withdrawn. v^le1Sri'n2,,?Slfe w.?^ 4 ToUd offer?d the premises No*. 26 and 28 weatcbemer avenue, Melrose, Which were knocked down for $5,7So and It soo The following are inner particulars of the sales WBW TOKK PHOPKKTT. , . k ,T *- ,U" A* n SO*. 1 4 story b. a h. and lease ot lot No. 34 W Uth at. a ode. 4718 <1. w. 5 til av., lot 25x108.3 Hnlnuler Smm II yea r. from Mareh 1, lW4^M??d r?JSt ?i, JJO per annum. men Ac : J. k. vfeorina SMJXtt * lory bA. b. stabln and lot fio MWesi Lufa ?t. n. side. >ii rear of the above, lot 26x103.9- w H Uebhardt * * * n ma 1 4 siory b. 8. h. and lot No. 3g W. ul' t al'Aw^*^ tt e. Ctft iv., lot 26x98.9 ; Thomas Kay ' *? " ? ***** I i wry b. h. an.l 1. 14 W. Washington place n "i nrar Macdonga; st, lot 22x97; W. ti. Jarvii ' 'i7jm 1 1. 1 n. s. 49111 st, 1W w. lOib av., 25x100.5, D. Hun*. 1 lot adjoining above, w *.',25*100.5; B. ?M<'Cuiioughi I'ftS 2 lots, 160 It w. of the above lot, each 24xloS#; DaWd Christie 1 2 storv fr. h. mid L >o. 30 Koae at, n. a., near Duane it, lot 28x100; F. L? Ml U.. 1 lot n. w. corn v Boulevard and 161st st, 3111x100; U. J. Cooper 8,800 1 1. adjoining (he above, on the n. a, lot 26x100; J. B. Brown 6,930 ar William aatrNBLLr. 1 2 i. bk. h and 1, No. 123 Monroe ?l, near Bulgers, lot 20. 1x103; M. Donovan 9,000 BT K. A. LAWBEXCC AMO CO. 1 4 *. b. s. h. and 1. No. .Madison ave., e. s., 88 ft a ol 6. it su, lot 18xfW; John McCool 37.782 av A. J. llLKI OJtEB, BOW AKD WU1TK. 3 4 ?. bk. houws and plot of ground, on n. -w. corner Sd av. and 69th st. plot 40.6x#d; Daniel Burke 40J80 1 2a bk. ii. and 1., No. Ill Roosevelt st. a. a, be tween Cherry and Wnwr Bt?n lot 23x23.4; Thomas Dubjoii HY O. V. HARNETT. 1 4 H. b. s. h and 1., No. 201 Mth at, u. a, 78 ft W. of 7th av., lot 22x76; E. J Salmon 19,099 1 in. b s. h. and 1.. No. 209 13th st, n. a, 117 ft e. of 3d av., lot 18.6x103.3 ; <>. H. Oolllns... SHOOS LTN PKOPKRTY ? BY JKKK. JOHWSON, JR. 1 L e. a Washington av., 120 ft n. of Butler st, lot 20 x Irreg; Allrfd J. Watts 1,875 1 1. a e. corner Baltic at. and Washington ar., 29 x Irreg: J. J Murklin UBS 1 I. adjoining, a. a, 26x102.2; J. J. Marklln 1^25 11. n. ?. IKiuglaas st, WO tu w. of Olaason av., 26xlSl; E Hrown 97# 2 lot* adjoining on w. a., 2>xl31; E. Brown 2,000 1 I. adjoiniuif, 26x131 : C. Uo/inc 1.100 1 1. adioinini?, 26x131; A. J. Watts 1,190 1 I. adjoining, 26x131; A. J Watti 1,200 1 1. adjoining, 26x131 ; A. J. Watt* I^ITS 1 1. a, a Douglass Ht. 100 ft W. of Classon av., 20x182; ? W. A Coit 1,175 1 I. iul joining on w. s., 20x183; W. A. Ooit 1,125 I 1. adjoining, W. A. Colt 1,800 4 lots e. a Baltic St., 319 It e. of Washington av., eaoh 22x131; 11. Korney 3,800 HON COMPOS MENTIS. Aa Ex-Member of Congress and Quaran tine Commissioner Commits Suicide? Intemperance Knlns a Promising Life? Singular Circumstances ot the Death. 4 A singular case of suicide has to be chronicled from the usually peaceiul shores of Staten Island, which place, singularly enough, seems to have no sensations but those resulting from suicide, the ouly matter of note having occurred on the island since the attempted taking off of Police Captain Holbrook being the self- murder of Obadlah Bowne, the "sensation" which has now to be spoken of. The mere name or Obadlah Bowne appearing in print will awaken ancicnt memories among many who will read this record of his last day. Antique citizens will remember the time when that man was a power and when the people heaped honor upon his head. But tuose days are so long gone in tills hurrying world of Mew fork that many, who even voted for Obadlah Bowne for mem ber of Congress, id 1M8, may have ere this forgot ten his name. Mr. Bbwne was a man nearly sixty years of age, the son of a large dry goods merchant In WillUam street, near Exchange place, at a time when the retail trade was largely in that portion of the city. Young Obadiah went into the vortex or politics, and was remarkably successiul. He was looked upon as one who could rise to any political dig nities did he wish it. After occupying several local offices he was nominated ior Congress from the First Congressional district of this State, being at that time a resident and promlfaent man in Staten Island. This was in Che year 1348. He ran successfully, went to Washing ton, but does not appear to have done anything remarkable as a legislator. Instead or, however, learning the science of government, he learned another, bat easier one to follow. It will be re membered by those who lived in Washington at that time what social temptations beset men of any position there. Banquets and suppers gave Bowne a taste f6r the pleasures of the table which be never had before. The passion lor strong drink ?ook possession of him and be waa seldom, it Is said, without showing some of the signs of the sad demoralizing propen sity. After his first term in Congress, being ' spoken of ior renomination, he declined to run. ! When out of political position he appears to have nu more put any restraint upon his appetite ior drink. He became dissolute; even depraved la i his habits, still, evea alter this he was honored with a prominent appointment, as one of the first batch of Quarantine Commissioners. To him is partly due the selection 01 Staten Island, his own home, as the place for the* quarantine station. After this time he did not again participate actively In politics, bnt sank into depravity. Some ten years ago Andrew Bowne. the father, died, leaving about one half minion of money to his son. He married the daughter of Dr. Harrison, formerly Health Officer or tne port. She brought him a fortune, but both hers and his own rapidly wasted away by his intemperance. Years ago she ob tained a divorce irom him in conseqnonco of his disposition to drink, but some time later remar ried htm during one of his rare Intervals of sanity. In the meantime be bad been married to a Brook lyn lady, who died. Again be lapsed into his old state. In June, 1873, through some or bis old influence, Bowne was appointed an inspector of street pavements in the Department of Public Works, at a salary of $3 60 p?r day. He was re moved Irom chat position- in November of the same year. Since that time he appears to have haa uo employment whatever. He had left Staten Island at that time and was living in Eighty-sixth street, New York, with his wile. The clrcuinuauces of the death of Obadiah Bowne are curious. He seeenn, trom the story told, to have been determined to meet his death by his own hand. He called on Monday morning at a newspaper office, and said he knew oi a good sensation, wulcti it would pay to work up. Ho asked that a reporter meet him at five o'clock on that day at the StaWu Island ferry house for the purpose of going to the island together. Bowne was seen by several rrlends at the ferry at the time mentioned. He spoke with them pleas antly, but declined to go with them, saying he had an appointment. Bowne was aooard the ferryboat with a strange man. He spoke with several on the boat going down, and said to one that he would be dead b.r noon on 'inesday. As, however, he appeared to be in such good spirits nobody took what he said seriously, 1 and as his habits were known to all Staten Island ers those who heard the remark thought It one of the results of drinking. After landing Bowne, la company with the strange person, took the cars to Richmond and stopped at Hodge's Hotel. Tbere they took supper and there passed the evening la the barroom. During the evening walle drinking heavily Bowne continued to speak of ending his life, and seemed determined In his pur Sose. About, tan o'clock he went up stairs to u room. His companion says that alter going up stairs Bowne told him the history of his lite ana told many of his old political battles, victories and defeats, and said that all his prospects had been ruined by his mad passion for Uqaor. He then said : ? "My time has come. I have nothing far ther to live for? a ruined and a besotted man: death is the only resource." Thereupon he took a bottle of laudanum irom his pocket and swallowed It hastily. The strange mau ran down stairs glv Ing the alarm. In splto of restoratives, Bowne died at half-past eleven that night, being olkcoi* sclous at the time. The death of so well known a character W th? Island has caused no small commotion there, and the teellng is generally one or pity ana regret lb* one who could have used his talents so well an4l have been a shining light in his country and his tory. Seldom had a man better opportunities, sad never did a man waste them more wantonly than Obadiah Bowne. He was a man or education and good address, having been a graduate at Prince ton Couoge. His wire and two sons live to moarn his terrible rate. Coroner Lea. of Stapleton. has been notified to hold an Inquest. Ttte luneral will probably take piace to-day. BROOKLYN'S WATEB. Reported Pollution of the Sources ot Supply? Suit Against the Alleged Offenders. Corporation Counsel William C. De Witt in structed by the Brooklyn Board of City Works, has brought an action to preserve trom pollution the water courses at Hempstead, known locally as Parsonage Creek, East Brook and West Brook, to gether with their several tributaries, whence Brooklyn receives her water simply. The complaint alleges that several parties, who are named as deiendanu, have constructed privies, slaughter houses, gasworks, barns and stables contiguous to or on the banks of said streams, whose waters are constantly polluted I by the corrupt, foul and noisome sub ! stances emanating irom them. The al i legeil fact* enumerated in the complaint are sworn to by coiouel Adams, Chief Engiueer of tne Commissioners oi o'tty Works, and Mr. Pro hasco. Justice Piatt, oi the Supreme Court, has Issued a temporary injunction enjoining the per sons named in the title to the action irom continu ing the various nuiHauces, with an order to show ! cause, on May l, 1*74. why the Injunction should 1 nut bv uado ucriuauvnt.