The Murderer of Sergeant MeGiven Sent to
Prison for life.
DEFECT OF THE LAW THE LOOPHOLE OF ESCAPE
Another Chapter in the Flint Divorce
Gilmore's Garden and the Police |
Henry King, the murderer of Sergeant McGlren.
Was arraigned yesterday in the Ooiirl of General Scations,
before Recorder ilarketl. upon an indictment for
murder In the first degree. Ii appeared before the
Coroner that William Kreinourgh, of Na &0 Klrst
venue, on the erentug of tn* lPih of July, about six
'clock, while walking along Kirat avenue, near 8lxlU
street, was assaulted and bit watch and chain attempted
to l>e taken by Henry King: he was detected
In the act and mi away, pursued by some boya, who
cried "Stop thiol I" Finding himself iniercepied by
Officer Kennedy the fugitive ran across the street,
where he was slopped by Sergeant Mo.iircn, Inspector
M cllertnoU's aid, upon wnich McGlven cried out,
"hold him; ho bus stabbed me." Officer Kennedy
then captured him and found a large poekclknlfo in his
bund, with which bo had slabbed the .Sergeant in th?
Itomach. After lingering a few days In great pain
Sergeant McGivon expired uud King was fully committed
by the Coroner 10 answor (or wilful murder.
I'pou his arraignment, and after the indictment was
read to him by the Clerk aud hi6 plea demanded*
Mr. Wllllain F. Kinumg, bis counsel, addressing
the Court, said that the prisoner, acting by his advice,
now offered a plea of guilty to murder in the second
degree under the indictment. Mr. Kinlzing then
said that there was no evidence going to
show that the act was committed with a do11
l.?*r:ito m t > it nrom ...I it iln.1 .In.,,,,, In .IT.nl On,,It.
nor auy evidence mat the act was commuted
while ill the commission of a felony ; lor. said counsel,
the blow wu struck one block away from u-hcru tho
robl ery win attempted, and after the attempted crime
of larceny wax complete. The prisoner was gnlliy of
murder to the second decree, which was tho intentional
Killing, w ithout any excuse ar ju- 11lientlun, whereupon
counsel asked that the plea as ollerod.by the prisoner
be accepted and recorded.
Assistunt Dim net Attorney Rollins, addressing His
Honor. said that ho baa carefully examined the facta
and given tho caso much consideration. The facta, as
elated by the prisoner's counsol, were substantially
correct. It was true that It would bo Impossible lor tho
people to prove that lb" act was the result of premeditation
?r deliberation. It was an act committed enddeniv.
The sergeant was In cltlxen's dress and there
was no proof tboy were acquainted. Mr. Rollins then
said there-was a provision or law that would pnrniit a
con viol loll of murder in llio first degree where the act
was committed while in the jierjietration ol a felony,
but ho did not think a conviction could ho sustained
under the provision, as tho felony of attempt
at robbery by the prisoner, King, wus committed
a block away from where tho sergeant received
his death wound. In conclusion, counsel referred 10
the ease ol Dolan, who was hung lor the tnunier of Mr.
Noc. That ease, ho said, was dillereol I rout that in
that Mr Noe met his death :n his owu house while
Dolan was engaged in the perpetration of a burglary;
while in this case Sergi-uut Mcfiiven met his death a
Slock away irom where King hail attempted to pcrpe.rale
a robbery, and in attempting to rsrapo. Believing
that, upou (lie evidence uud tho lawr, It was a
tnae ol tnuruer In the second degree, II tho Court con
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Recorder llarkeit caul hp lully concurred wtlh the
prosecuting officer. and that. In his opinion, the jury
irouM not bo justified in convicting ol a higher degree,
llio K enrder then commented upon tte (acts, characterising
hie net as atrocious and revolting. and that bis j
escape Iroui conviclion ol murder In the Ural degree
and death was nilribuiahle entirely to the detects In
the law, and thai it was htc duly lo administer the law
us he lontid it. Whereupon he directed the plea aa
offered to bo recorded.
Mr. Kutlina then moved lor sentence. Recorder
IlarltPtt, after a tew remarks to the prisoner, sentenced
htm to Stale I'rison for life. Tho prisoner was evidently
pleased at having thus escaped what must have
seemed to him an uunvonlablo doom?death on the
THE FLINT DIVORCE.
I>r. Rufus Waggoner Flint Is still using his utmost
pndeavort to obtain bis reloaso irotu I.udlow Street
Jail, where ho was committed lor an alleged contempt
of Court In refusing to pay tho connsel loo and alimony
directed to he paid in the divorce suit brought by
Ellen D irm Klint, his wild. The caso came yesterday
before Judge l>onohtie. In Supreme Court, Chambers,
on a motion lor his dtsclinrge. All that was dono was
the submission of affidavits, when the case was adjourned
for argument till to-morrow.
heading the affidavits In supporter the motion was
one by Or. Hinl. The Doctor slates "that his only
occupation ami means of obtaining a livelihood la
answering scaled letters as a Spiritual writing medium,
which said occiipntieu is a portion ol deponent's
religion, and from which ho novor expected to realise
his expenses, but hoped thereby to benefit his fellow
creatures, and for ihis ho felt an ample remuneration."
He slates further that such occupation Is
carried on through the mails; that during the time ho
lias been in prison he has received eleven loiters lo l>e
answered; that only throe of the letters containod
money, the tola) amount inclosed being and that
the other writers requested him lo answer tho letters
as a favor, thry being unnblo to send money, lie
alleges still further that during his service
In the late war he ''contracted a complication
of ftloooooo ?.-i- ?? -- - 1? ? -
constitution," winch render him totally unOt to take |
care of himself ami leuro him partly dependent on the
tharlty of friend*. The affidavit then proceeded to
Itate that lie led Ins wtie some four years ago; that
(he alter that opened hie letters and wrote answers
attacking him In the most bitter manner; that his Income
was reduced in consequence; that Mrs. Flint Is
a strong and healthy woman, and abundantly aole to
earn her own livelihood; that Mio lives In Brooklyn,
whrro she is carrying on the business of a developing
medium; that while Itvjng with hint she esrneil nt this
business ?12 per week; that be Is unable to pay (11 a
week to her. ns ordered by the Court, or any other
mount; thai his income is not suflleienl to pay tils
own board, and that his fatluru to obey the order ol
the Court ta front do intentiou to bring such order 111 :
contempt The story as to Ills poverty hiiU poor health
Is confirmed in other s'ndavtts. lit* landlady sava i
that he occupies an attic room, and that ha in many j
Instances paid his board irom monov riven to him by ;
his Irlends. that she has opened all Ins letters since ho
has been in Jail, and that only three ot them contained I
money, the .amount so reclved heme (5, which was '
Inenltieicnt to psy lit* board. The Doctor's physician ;
makes affidavit that he is suffering Irom disease of the 1
heart, and that his confinement lor sny length ol time |
In prison would endanger his Hie.
Voluminous affidavits wore offered on behalf of Mrs. |
Flint. Tne first was that of Deputy rheriff BifU, who ;
recounts the cireiimstnuces attending his srrest of the |
Doctor. He finally succeeded, but not until he had |
been savagely ahusen by an oiu man and a middle aged !
woman living in the same house, the latter k'saing the j
Doctor very affectionately before his departure for'
Lndlow Hlreet JaiL' Hull wrote a letter to the Doctor
from the Windsor hotel, commencing with, "having
heard of your wonderful power* ss i spiritualistic medium."
and asking an appointment at the Doctor's
residence The [Victor fell Into the trap wuh the result
stated. Next in order w ii a lencthy affidavit of
Mrs. yiinv Hhe says that the Doctor is in good
health, and that hl? income lrem his #ti?*'r< to scaled
Alters was about $10 a rtav hhe rrrtto. his method ot
perilling with a tea kettle at herutoiorc explain*1 n
Ihe Hkkai.ii. ?be s?ys. (orthir, -'that If there is any
one thing he Is remarkable tor tt Is his utter disregard
or the truth;" thai he ha* no right to call himself
Doctor and that he "cheat* and rtetrauds the public."
As O the person* making aflldaiit* In
the Doctjr's favor she fays that one Is unreliable
and of very bad reputation, that one
cannot b* found and that another i* his mistress
Anionic the other affidavit* were those of l>rs. Rurdtek
and H irlley, who state that they railed on the lioctor
at i.udhiw street loexamm* his physical rondntor, but ;
that be refused to allow ihoni to make such oxamina- j
tlon without tlrwt cotiKtiitmk his counsel
oilmores garden injunction. !
Some time aince, whon the Polio* Commissioners j
and tho loroe under their control (rave a sudden exhl
lut ion of anal in 11)0 enforcement of thai portion of tlio |
JCxelso law rclal'Pi; to the sale of liqoor? on Sunday, ,
Gilmore's Garden came in f>r .1 share of olllclnl attoo- j
lion, and the arrest of tho*o cm ployed therein followed.
Mr. Sbcridai. Shook, '.ho owr;or of the garden. Uieu
commenced a sun through his attorney, ex-Judge A. J.
Dlllenhoefcr, against the police authorities to restrain
Utetn or any of llietr MibordwatrK or member* of the
force from entering the ganl? n with ut payment of
the rt-ifuiar admi.-eton fee a temporary injunction to
this elleci was grauiod by the Court, accompanied by
n order to the deleudanti to show cau*e a by 11 should
not be made permanent. Hy virtue o( <11. act re. rnily
pa-eei1 prohibiting tLe rertranlini ot public officiate t.y
temporary or ex parte injunction the temporary Injunction
in this caee wna vaoaiiil Sloet then argument
on the merits ae to the right of plaintiff to a jer.
mnnent injunction baa been postponed irom line te
time, npoo tbs understanding thai until a decision
on the merits the police authorities weald I'Ol
seek to enforce their alleged right to enter wllhunt
paying tbo price of admission. Cp to last Sunday
tbir understanding wee adhered to by defendants, hut i
on lhat occasion Ihey ontered and made numerous
arrests. Tbetrueo being thus at an end, and the police
. authorities having threatened to continue hostilities on
1 Sunday nsxt. Judgo Dltteuhoeler obtained n parte
from Judge Donohue of the Supreme Court, yesterday,
i un order directing the poller authorities to show cause
! belore the Court to-day why tba rase should not be
forthwith heard on ila merits, so that s decision may
. bs reached belore Sunday. It Is contended en behalf
I of thas liiuintlff in thn ?Ka# ma mallne Cf nelriomln
I If one or a dozeu ?(Ucers have a right to enter without
I jhiymeot ot the entrance fee. there te no reason why
j ihe whole force, with the commissioners at their bend
i should not proceed there in a body and monopoliac all
j the pleasures of that popnlar resort, Including the
j ?-eais, the fresh atr, the music of Gilmorc's band and
I even Cornet Lory. Nor Is it much doubled that they
would accept the lager also if toe law would out sustain
| them In Its free uee.
THE WEST POINT HOMICIDE.
John 11. Rothelin, the United States soldier who
shot Washington I'utnatn at West Point on the night
ol the 8th of July, and who was bald by Commissioner
Ovborn, was taken beforo the United Status (irsod
| Jury. On InvesUgstion and hearing the witnesses in
the eaee It was decided that the shooting was accidental,
and no hill was found aguinat the accused.
Koihelm waa then taken hciore Commissioner Shields,
Commissioner Osboru bonis' absent, sad was discharged
from custody. He returned in West Point for duty.
GENERAL SESSIONS?PART L
Before Recorder Hacked.
Yesterday was another heavy day in this Court, the
Recorder, assisted by Assistant district Attorney
Rollins, disposing of nearly fllty cases, including that
of Henry King, the murderer ef Sergeant Uciiiven.
The details ol the sentence aro given above
TUB PltKNCH WOMAN'S MOSKY.
Oscar Cjniret and Raphael Ualtin were arraigned to
answer en indictment charging them with stealing
iroin Jeanne Alhonto. a Trench woman, with whom
they were fellow passengers to this country a low
week* ago, currency and j.wolrv lo the value of (1,600
i wtiiio the was absent lrom her apartments, at No. 3
j Varick street, on the 6lta Inst. The complainant stated
that she had extended pecuniary help 10 liuiret on the
I passage over, and Had taken cure ot hitn when they
I arrived in this country. Uullin was- discharged by
' consent of Assistant liislrici Auorney Rollins. there
being no evidence against htm, while Quirel, who bad
| taken tho properly, admitted hi* guilt, hui stated that
; tno complainant had been Inn mistress; that she had
' stolen ihe money and property referred to from her
I husband tn farts, and that ho (Quircl) and Ins friend
; obtained possession of It for the purpose ot restoring it
to the husband. Recorder Huckdil >enteuccd ijmroi
! to four and a half years' confinement in State Prison,
i His Honor did not look at tbo matter front the prisoner's
point ol view.
A nrcPPAVED BON.
On the night of July 21 last John McCottroy, of No.
06 Greenwich avoquo. rollred to rest, placing under tils
pillow bis vest, in the pocket of which whs $1,185 in
greenbacks. His soa James, so enterprising young
gentleman of twenty yours, slept In the sumo bed.
When Mr. McCottroy awoke iu the morning his dutiful
son was uilssiug and with him the $1,185. 8ourch was
made tor the missing youth, but without avail un- t
til the following day, when he returned home drunk, I
with but $lioo remaining of the sum stolen. His lather 1
caused Ins arrest, and yesterday he pleaded guilty and
was sent lo Slate Prison lor three years and sis
AN UNPBOPITABI.E HOARDER.
Charles Blank, alias Kinil Warner, an Austrian,
twenty-lour veurs old, who gave his residence as No.
114)* Ks.-cx street, where be manufactured musical instruments,
was arraigned to answer an indictment for
graud larceny. On the 'Jtlih of July he onguged board
lrom Mrs. Emma Storey, of No. 4 West Twenty-second
street. He spent the evening in the house and curly
tbo next morniug departed, carrying with him $00
worth of silverware. He was subsequently arrested,
and on being arraigned belore the Recorder yesterday
uu y* HUM. } ...v rill, u
very |>allietio letter 10 His Uouor, representing himself
a> having been out ol work and sorely tempted, and
asking the Court to suspend sentence on condition tout
be would return by the next steamer "to his mother"
In Europe. He stated that he stole the goods in order
to pawn them lor $l.r>, with which ho intended to boy a
passage to the old country, whence he intended to return
the vnltio ol tbo property by tnaiL
a PAIR OF CONVICTIONS.
Mnry Kelly, convicted of stealing a bag containing
$8 14 from Eliza D'Oonnell at tbo corner of Washington
and Spring streets ou the 15th of July, was sent to
Stnlo Prison lor three and a halt yours.
, Frank Smith, alias John Brown, convicted of grand
larceny, was seul to the euuio institution for a Uka
AN ARMY OF CRTMIKAT.8.
The following persons pleaded guilty to the offences
charged against them, andwero thereupon son I toStato
Prison:?.lolin Hurt and Michael McKnab. stealing a
watch Ironi the pocket of Michael Carran, of No. lufl
Madison street. while the latter was Intoxleated upon
the 1st inst., two and one-hall years; William McMekln,
stealing |35 worth ol property from August Kastu, of
No. 507 West Thirty sixth street, on Jane 22, two and
one-half years; John McCarthy, of No. <*64 higluh avenue,
culling Kate McCarthy with a razor on the 2d ot
Juiy, three years and six months; William Stevens,
scaling u lint, watch and chain and, breastpin trom
linariCK rciiwnwr, oi . *(!. Atv .-e? emu utbkuv, wuiib iuu
latter wan lying asleep upnu a bench in Washington
iquuro, on the tilh met., three years and six months;
Henry Lowia, obtaining $-4 worth of blank boo its from
ltloomflrl'l Brower, No. 2U3 Broadway, by false prcteneea,
three roars; 1'rank Smith, alias John Brown,
stealing a horse and barnoas Irom Hubert Johnson,
No. 2.340 Second avenue, oil the 3d inst., three and
one-hall years; John t.agn, stealing $73 worth oi carriage
cloth Iroui Wood Brothers, No. 1,330 Broadway,
en July Id. two years and ail months; John Knowleo,
stoaliuc ft- worth u( cloth Irom Albert J. rininmer.
No. 03 I<eonard street, on July 11, two aad one-halt
years; liaorge l,ewis, breaking Into premiaes ol Fred.
Mattbewsnn, No. 90 llruca street, snd stealing $17
j worth of property, July 1W, two and one.hall years;
, John MrCabe, breaking into premises ol Halthew
Konipe, No. 220 Thlrty-iourth street, and stealing $6
I worth ol property, July 17, two yenrs and six months;
James Hopkins, breaking into premises of (Jeorge C.
Welmore. No. 143 West Rlcvenlh street, en July 27,
and stealing a bronze clock and other articles, one
year; Charles Shelby, breaking Into cutlery store of
Uriawold I.. Ely, No. 83 Heads street, ou July lt>, and
stealing property to the value of $100, two years; John
Taylor, stealing $43 worth of property from I hoiuas
Strang. No 372 Broadway, oil the 8tb ol July, two and ]
one-hall year*; Joseph Marein, stealing $M froin IgDai/.
Offner, No. 122 Sheriff street, oa July 17, one I
There were sont to tho Penitentiary:?Charles Caspar,
obtaining a coat from Ia>uis (loldsmith by false
pretences, ou Juiy 8, six months; John l>a!y, picking
the porket ol Juan Zumliado, No. 103 Tenth avenue,
July 'J, two and otic-hall years.
SUMMARY OF LAW GASES.
la the suit of I'rtrle vs. Poelloa, which was brought
by the p.ulntlff to recover against commissions for salt ;
??l IUC IIU'I ui? "J * ? ' " * ' >" |
avenue. an order ?! discontinuance are* yesterday en- ;
tired in the buperior Court.
In ihe Winehotl dtvorre suit motion was made yea- |
terday Delorv Judge Iionotiuc, in Sapremo Conrt, i
Chambers, to aet aeutr an oritur fixing alimony, on the
ground that pi oni ll fWlrd to pro-ccuto tba suit and |
Ibnl the alimony allowed ??? lint Mitlicieni.
Itv Judy l>onohno.
Wood ra. Cornish, Tap pan vr. Cong; Same va. Same; ,
Strauss va. Dietrich et al., and .-Mnipkins va Hill.? '
U ran led. !
The Metropolitan Medicine Company re. De Orath
and nnoiher. ? Motion denied.
Karle va. Puryra, and tioiden va. Derringer et aL? i
Orders grant- d
VI'RKMII COURT?HPKf'IAI, TUTM.
By Judge Van Vorev
Theraeeen and another rt While et aL, executor*. ? j
nvri' ion covet uriniii una.
11* Judge S?dnwiek.
Even ?p Herrejr ei il, and Valeotlne va. P? Cntii
t ?l.? Koterrnoea urdortd
Macwnley et ?L v*. Hovgett et al.?Order denying
motion. win.out "o?i?
Colib *?. Ward, and Wood va. Unlock.?I'ndertakInip
Smith vs. smith. ?Bond approved.
Tin lltarkatone National Itank af Boston va. Bogert.
Kxtra allowance granted.
,\itn* ? vp Kenneth et .xL (Nop. 1, a, 3 *nd 4).?
Or-lers lor publication.
Valentine vp. I>* t'nnha. nnd F.rora v*. Hervoy et
al. ?Report* of rt-lerec- conUrtned and jtidgiaome of
loreeloMira and sale.
Rothliele'fior tp. Reter.?Order denying motion, with
tlo cost* 'o ii'ntle event,
j O-rket. vv ITitte ?Order diachxrgtng defrndunt from
W'o?ton vs. Tlie .Vow York Elevated Railroad Compiny.
i ?* sett oil and ordered on Hie.
Fowler vp Haliyarttn. Com va. Same; Ward vp.
Sxm.\ and Johnson vv S.xtne, llprtig vp. llahu etal.;
Myers va. Hodman; Spader tp The New York Klcvaloii
Itallrond Company; Yours vp. Sirup; man; Allen
t?. Same; .tppnld vs. Same; A;water tp. same; Cliaaa
| tp. Satin1; Clepp th. Sarea, Cornell vm. same; L'ooku
t-. Sum#; Doolltlle tp Same; Down* va Same; i
(Strand va sauso, ani Thoniaa va. Satna.?Order* i
H* JmljC" Spelr.
IHtis v*. The Maj or, Ac.?Order
COMMON 1 LV.K? ?CHAW Bit US.
B> Jurtc* Vru Hoe?cn
H'ltrbioock v? i,orjr ? Taxation of clerk nflirmed.
Voces v?. Hitter.?-ee inen.orsudotn.
KoDDo.iv v# MrKwmg. ? llxuepiioM 10 report orerruled.
In the mutter of Sarewitx .% Co.?See memorandam.
Alexander rt. Caller. ? fcee memoranda a.
: IIERALD, FRIDAY, AUG
DtTlin Olmstead.? Extra allowance of fire per cent
WiUiama va Foliar and another.?Maiioa denied.
Farlnnd vs. liouongh.?Taxation of Cleric affirmed.
Patten va The New York Elevated Railroad Com- j
pany.?Motion to tile additional security douied.
By Jndpe Sheridan.
Heeler va Grtawold. ?Motion granted, with $10
co?ih to plainttif.
Ptekrri vs. McConnell. ? Motion denied.
Bcbitwck va Sehllwck.?Motion granted.
Rilfert ra Reppler; Derhnnt va Lynch; Meran vs.
nillicr; Ferdinand vs. Uarliek; MMoul va Kessdell; |
Scbltck v?. Scliltck.?Oroera granted.
Myers va Matthews. ? Bond approved.
Reives va Mi-sscrolo.?Order signed.
COURT CALENDARS?THT8 DAY.
r'umnva Copar?Cuavbbbs?Held l?y Judge Donebua?Nos
2. 8, til, 73, 74, 89, 100, 158. 178, 193,
too ioo no a*m o'tf, 'ma oaa oao aim ov. oso
'.180, 261. 202, 266, 276, 27li
CociiT or Gkkkbal Sk.-biosb.?Held by Recorder
llaek ell.?Tne People va. Jobs N. Armstrong, robhsry
ml petit larceny; Sum* va. Own Ilrarty, robbery;
K?me n Thomas Smith, robbery; Sumo vs. William
Miirpbv and John McKenna, robbery; same. va.
Sntnnol Tea*, felonious assault and bntiory; Same vs.
Thomas Smith. leloniou* assault and battery; S.imo ;
va John lirown, felonious assault and battery; same 1
a. Michael Kinncriy, felonious assault and battery; 1
Sam" vs. John llaggerty, felonious ??saull nnrt bat- .
tery; Saute re. Michael Curry, lolonious assault and ;
battory; same ts John Ktldea, lelonious assault and
i battery; Pants vs. Martin Uurke. felonious assault und
, battery; Samo vs. Ttiomaa Klynn, burglary, Same ;
) vs Joseph 11. Cornell, burglary; Same vs. William
(.'lark, burglary; Same vs. Charles Hastings, burglary;
Same vs. Wlillain Kelly, burglary; Same vs. Hnniol
Murphy and Patrick McLnughlni. burglary; Same va.
Achilla Wilbur and Micbaei Sullivan, burglary; Same
va Joseph K. Howell, burglary; Same va Kilwnrd
McLuughiin, grand larceny; Same va Mary
Ann Jones, grand larceny; Same va Jnines Wilson,
grand larceny; Same va John tl. Leach, grand |
larceny; Same va I'airick Murphy, grand larony; .
Same va Richard Hlttea. grand larceny; Same vs.
Mary Kelly and Charles Williams, grand larceny; same
vs. Gmtrled Mitchell, grand larceny; Satno va James
McCioveru, grand lurenny; Same vs. Cnarlca
Mack, grand Inrcony; Same vs. Guatave Neihoff
and Henry it. Xoe, graud larceny; Same vs. I.uiiwig
WolfT. grand larceny; Same vr. Charlos Haei nga,
grand larceny; Same vr. Alexander T. McKay, grand
larceny; Snmevs. I'eter Qtilnu, grand larceny; Same !
vs. Henry Wilson, grand larceny; Same vs. lolons
: ISutlor, grand larceny, Same vg. John Short, a rand 1
; larceny ; Same vs. Charles llerry grund larceny; Samo
I vp. wont! rammicr. pranu lareeny; same vs. weorze
j Fitxgerald. frrund larceny; Same vs. George Fitrceruld,
i grand larceny; Same vs Mary Brown, grand larceny; i
! Same v*. Thomas Smith, grund larceny; Same vs.
! Jnrnee It111 and August Sprlngtnnn, grand larceny; I
: Same vp. Kamcmbraoco k. Knowlton, grand larceny; s
j Same vs. Samuel Cotib ami Samuel Iloskin. forgery; !
' Same tj. George J. Slmppon, fHlso pretences; Snmo |
; ?. August Jacobs, false prctcncos; Same vs. J.ainea |
Wright, talfo pretences; Same vs. Plilneas \brens,
false pretences; Same vs William T. Karl, attempt at I
rapo; Same vs Ferdinand rtoim, grand larceny; Same ,
vs. George Smith, lelonmus assault and liatterv; Sum#
v#. Lewis Scboen, felonious assault and battery.
POLICE COURT NOTES.
John Horry, alia# '-Goit" Ilecry, a notorious thief, j
was held for trial at the Washington Place Police Court, I
yesterday, for stealing doth, valued at $.?0, from the j
store ot Lonia Cohen, No 80 Ninth avenue. Tbo prls- !
oner has been out of the Penitentiary ono week.
John Irving, ol Flahkill Landing, got drunk on
Wednesday night and foil anlcep on a stoop In Woogter
street. Georgo Hague, aged nineteen, a bartender, of
No. 117 Sullivan slreot, stole his watch and chain,
valued at Hague was arrested by Officer O'Shea,
of the Kighth precinct, and held lor trial at the Washington
Place Court yesterday.
For some lime past a numoer of boy# bnvo been In
the habit ol jumping on the wagons owned by J. C. Du
laivarene, brewer, of No. 2'J1 West Kighleenih street,
uud cutting open the malt bags, letting the tnall drop
out in the street. Vosierday Charles Flyuu, aged thirteen,
of No. West Taentv sixth street, was raught
hy Officer Murphy, of the Sixteenth precinct, and on
being arraigned h fore Justice Smith, at the Washington
Place Court, was held for trluL
ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY TIMES.
Kate McNally, a notorious Kighth wartl character,
was brought Into tho Washington Place Court yesterday
for the 160th lime. She u known among
tho police as "Jimmy" O'Brlon iroiti her frequently
giving that natno when arrested. On the present oeca
sion she was found drunk and disorderly In Sullivan
street, and it reauired the united efforts ol two officers
to bring her to the station. When Judgo Smith called
liar name nit * anstvored, "Present," and inarched up
to the railing with military precision.
"Well, Kate," said the Judge, "how's this?"
"<)h! vou know how it is yourself," replied Kate.
"I'm ono obthe Imya myself, and 1 suppose I got tight.
Just let up this once, Judgo. "
Judge Smith?While I may earll at your first assertion,
I teel that your sceend statement is irne, and inaainuch
as It only required two odlcers to bring you in,
Inatead of tho usual number, winch is lour, I will lemper
justice with mercy, Vou ?r? Uned f A or five days.
Kate?I<ong lllc to Your Honor. You're a rounder
A THIEVES' DEN.
Seven weeks ago John Thomas, a burglar, who has ,
already sorted two terms of fire and three years In tho
State Prison, started a saloon in the basement of Na i
AO Houston street, which has alnce then been the retort
of the most desperate thieves and abandoned characters.
Should a respectable man by any chance enter
the place he would be either robbed or beaten by the
gang of ruffians frequenting there tin Wednesday !
night William McDormott, of No. 210 Kirn street, en- i
tered the place, and on seeing an unfortunate woman j
assaulted by Knea (I. Corlett. one of the gang, inter- ;
fered. He was si once sot on by the remainder of the j
ruffians and badly beaten. Officer Sullivan, of the Fif- ;
teentli precinct, arrcstod Corleit for assault and Thomas
for keeping a disorderly bouse. On their being arraigned
beforo Justice Smith, at the Washington Place
Court, yesterday, Corlett was committed lor trial In default
of $.100 bail, and Tbuinas in default of $600 surely
A COMPLETE WKECK.
Edward I.av.arns, a comparatively young man and a
member ol Ihe firm of Lazarus K Co., the William
street merchants, was carried into tho WaRhir.eton
Pisco Court yesterday by OITlccr Brcntiao, and, on ibe
complaint of his broilior, Alfred S. l.azarua, of No. 966
Sixth avenue, was committed to the care of the Comtnlssloners
of Chanties and Correction m being partially
paralyzed and insapo. Judge Smith sent hint to
the Tombs in oroer that bo might he examined by the
A WILY AUCTIONEER.
Another complnlnant has been found in the ease of
John W. Campbell, the auctioneer, of No. 7 West Third
street, who was held lor trial by Justlco Smith Inst
weelc on a charge of fraud. The pmsenl victim is Mr.
Thomas Toweey, lately proprietor of a restaurant at
No. 612 Broadway, which be ordered Campbell to sell
out for him in the esrly part of Jnly. Csmpbcll returned
him $20 as the proceeds of the sale, end Mr.
Towsey claims to have been swindled out of $100. As
the complaint in the other casv has already been sent
to the Grand Jury, Mr. Towsey, nn staling the facts to
Justice Smith, was referred to the district Attorney's
oihce. A> he was leaving the Washington l'lsoe Court
he informed a Ukhai.p reporter lhal Campbell had
promised to make good the deficiency in the event of
his not making any complaint.
Henry Scnitelder. formerly a telegraph operator In
the employ of the Western Union company, was arraigned
before justice .*m th. .it the Washington I'lneo
Court, yesterday, by Officer Reynolds, ot ths Kighlh
ttrnrincL cliMfUt'il With l?*lrtr? r*n un.ioe
thai he was an officer. Min Mary Ashbark, of So. 74
Vandam street, te*ttfled th it on the *th inaL Schnolder"
ailed on her, ntnl. representing himself as a detective,
raid he hod a warrant for her arrest on a charge of assault
He said he would arrest ner If she did uot give
him $10. and ho further slated that lie had "squared"
Sergeant llerghoM, ol the Second District Court, by
paving him S1 '?- if ah* lid not par birr. he would
srrest nnr She gave him $10 and promised to pay
bun the balance to-day. She subsequently learned that
he was not a detective, had no warrant lor her arrest
and never saw eer.'eant Iterghold n hie life, iter
geant iterghold testified In rniiftrniation of Miss Ash
bnck'l staleinent. other charge* bung brought !
acaittet the prisoner Juatn e .?mtth held blu for trial la |
datault Of $1,000 ball
>IURDERKL> 13 V BURGLARS.
Testerday at Barnabas Hospital, Newark, aboot
tweniy flvo minutea to three, Officer Stanley Itrock
died from lbs effect of a wound Inflicted by burglara
whom he vii attempting to rapture on Thursday week
In the hoce of Mr. Iledeil on Clinton arenas. Thomae
Ryan and Charles Oschwald wore arrcsied a day or so
alter the shooting and are now in custody awaiting the
action of the Brand J ury and the Coroner's inquest
which will tic held to day. At their examination liviore
the Police J usi ice Mr. S usee 11 ind s colored woman,
both of whom saw the men who escaped Irom Bedell's
house, gave partly positive lestimonr that Kyan and
tUehwul : were the torn. Both have had reputations
A TEMPERANCE LESSON.
John Cersr, ?I No. IV: Kim itml, died on W ed n ca |
<1 *jr irom itie rfT?( U of * dore ol muriatic acid taken
with suicidal invent Ctroy w?? a roolrr hy trade. Hs
leave* a wife and three ch Mrcn. H? ?H mnrh Riven
lo drink, aad at tha term-nation of n loof sprss snded
bis ins in tbo manner described. I
UST 11, 1876.?WITH SUP:
NEW YOKK JOBBING TRADE.
nrrobt9 or prominent merchants to bboahf
titk vantage eos? bt thjb city since
Yesterday afternoon n meeting took place at the
ofllce of the New York Mercantile Bureau, No. 1191
Jlroidwny, in which tba members of lha Bureau conferred
with hotel men of the city upon the subject of a
reduction in charges to country niercbants slopping
for purposes of trad*. Among the merchants present
were Messrs. H. K. Tburlier, 1). F. Austin. ?. U. Log.
gelt, J. X. Henry, Danivl C. Kobhlns, T. E. Allen, J. J*
Magovern. C. Y. Coolc. G. 1L Powers and 1. M. Bates'
01 the hotel tnen there were but thrqp present:?MP
rt weeny, of Sweeny's Hotel; Mr. Bevora, of the Mor
cb.mu' Hotel, and Mr. P. Yranch, of French's Ho'ol.
Mr. R. F. Austin, President of the Bureau, opened
the meeting with a description of the organization
known as the Now York Mercantile Bureau and the
purposes it had In view. He said It was an attempt to j
associate the jobbing trade of the city lor the protection j
ol their business and the general mercantile interests
ot Now York. Heretofore there hud oeen no unity
ol anion, and tl any drawbacks occurred in any particular
channel of trade ihe merchants hud not been
in a position lor ellectire anion, since the great p.tnio
in New York interior cities have made arrangements
witli railroad companies to receive and transmit goods
for s much less cost than it was possible for merchants
In large interior towns to ship them Irom New York.
The result was that powerful limit in the large tnienor
cities shipped all the good* consumed In the country
through their own huodt, and me city of New York
had lost a great portion of na Jobbing trade. In hopes
oi recovering this s few of the prominent jobbing '
merchant* of this city had organized the New York !
Mercantile Uurenu, tor rombinod efforts to induce the |
railroad companies to equalize their rates ol Height to
all interior points, boih largo aud small. They thought
these companies had discriminated against the linero>ls
of New York in lavor ol other large distributing
points. By such action the rnilroada had injurou
ilienisolvos tn well as the merchants and ihe city ul
large. Ihe press ol this city had hot taken that
amount ol interest in the mercantile welfare ol New i
York to il the press of other places had in their own i
particular loon I irude. Kroni ihe year 1.VJA to the |
vear lstw tho water way to the Hudson guvo a powsrhn
advantage to thin citr in me matter ot Interior
trnile. Itul with the increase ol railroads New York
was compelled to enter into competition with all other
growing centres of trade. There l* no royal road to
commerce any mure than there is to Individual wealth; j
and Nt w York must take more jealous care of her own |
Interests it (lie wishes lo maimain her lornicr prestige, i
MM. ft. K. THUK1IHK.
of the llrm of H. K. At K. 11. Tnurbcr At Co., said tho j
efforts of tho Bureau were entirely for the interests of j
the city ol New York. High local rates ot freight and ;
reduced rules to particular points had given great |
advantage to largo concerns in the interior. Tho
Bureau since Its organization had obtained a promise |
Irom tho New York Central and the Kris roads |
to reduce lares somewhat to merchants who cittne to ]
New York Irotn the country. This tho com panics had j
already lultlllea. It yet remained lo procure like re- |
(tactions In local rales ol freight against the special !
r Jcs which were given to such points as Syracuse,
Buffalo, llochester sad Cite*. The Bureau wished lo
go one slep further, to sen II hotel men in New York
would not undo with the merchants to give an Idea to
the trade that tbey could come to New York and livo
in good houses at moderate prices. At a previous meeting
two hotel* had promised lo reduce their charges to
Interior mere haute, and tho sneaker hoped a nmnbor ol
others would do the same. New York tins tho reputation
ol being u most expensive place to visit or live I
In, uud ii had been urged lo country merchants mat
the cost of lure and ot slopping in this city would not |
bu warranted by the extra profit made upon goods they |
obtaiued. By pulling together we can mlorm the people j
that they can come Here, and live here, and buy goods I
here at tnuch less cost than they have beeu told (Inly j
by such means can we bring trade to New York as wo j
used to do.
ijevernl other gentlemen expressed
PI'KTUKK oris IONS UPON' THK SUIIJKCT..
Mr. I). 0. Bobbins, ol the tirui of McKesson At Kobblns.
drug dealers, sunt the jobbing trude had changed
extensively siuce the beginning of th civil war. lie
accounted for It by tbc tact tnat previous to the year
lstlo the business of ibe country was done largely upon
credit New York was better able to give credit than
any other city; but the uooessity lor shorieuiug credit
hail changed this entirely. There was no mutter in
New York which deserved so tnuch attention and received
so little in comparison. Kilty years ago merchants
soid goods upon six month*' credit; now they
give but thirty or in some instances sixty days. In
regard to hotel advantages, the sjienker had lroquently
advised the merchants lo Join la building one or two
first class hotels utid run them upon mercantile principles
lor tho benefit of the country trade. i
Mr. John K. Henry said thut goods were shipped lo
unicago mr one-miru wuit wic interior towns id tue
We?l were obliged to pay for freight. He advttcd cooperation
of merchants, hotel mon and others In asking
the railroad cempanlos to lower their rates of laro
and froight between New York and interior towns.
Mr. Austin again addressed the tneetltig, sad said the
hotel keepers should, for their own interests, take the
same new or this subject as the merchants. The latter
do not expect to make large prollls at present. Tlio
control ol trade and exisiouce of mercantile interests
was going to bo a close fight for two or three years to
come. The city ot New York had been loo libera' and
must begin 10 take more care of herself. As an instance
ol what iho railroads could do, Mr. Austin cited that
some time ago Commodore Yauderbllt had thought it
best lor the interests ol his road to uulie
with Western routes upon a low rate of
freight upon ceriain classes of goods to distant
centres of irmle. After a little tuuo the Injury
this arrangement did to llie business ot this city boraine
apparent and Mr. Vauderhilt withdrew from hit
compact. Tlio reaction at once set In, and New York,
which was losing its grain shipments to Boston, Philadelphia
and Baltimore, toon received morn corn from
Ibc West (han all those cities together.
Mr. Cook, of Whitney, Cook A: Co., returning to the
subject of the hotels, said he had called upon tho proprietors
of ,-overal ol tbem. who bad said that in any
other time they would gladly co-operate, but in the
centennial season their houses were always full of
guests and they could not afford to make reductions in
lavor ol any class at present.
A motion* from Mr. Thurber, to the effect that after
farther consultation with hotel men the Bureau would
issue circulars to the Interior merchants, eetuug lorth j
tho list of hotels to which they might go for a modern to
expense, was unanimously pnssed. The meeting then
THE LEASE OF CASTLE GARDEN.
BAILBOAD CORPORATIONS FIRST SECURE THE
BUILDING AS A LANDINO DRPOT?THEIIt COMPACT
WITH THE COMMISSIONERS OP F.MIGBATION?THURLOW
WEEDS PABT IN THE
A glance at lb* circumstance* under which the Commissioners
of Emigration obtained possession of
Castle Garden will be useful at this moment, when the
city authorities sre considering the propiiotr md
necessity oi restoring the Ilatterv to thetno-- it was
ongicnlly Intonded as a placo of recreation lor the inhabitants
of the city. In lAfta in* volume of immigration
had reached large proportions and the Indira
tions wrro that It would go on increasing. Tito transportation
to the West of passengers arriving from
Europe In New York had beconio .1 very Important and
profitable branch of railroad traffic, and a strong 1
rivalry or competition prevailed among the principal
lines as to which should secure the largest share of this j
business. The communion nail been In existence |
about seven years, but had failed to obtain. fiutahlo
landing placri lor the thousand* of new comers who j
wcro constantly reaching this port, and the I
railroad corporations interested found the system i
in operation either too loconven'ent or ton ex|>?nsive I
for their purposes. At this juncture Castle Garden was 1
hired from the r.itr under lease (to run lour years) by
one Conklin. nnd the pro-pert* of turning the building
to advantage by the lessee were not at all encouraging.
The railroad companies considered lite opportunity
favorable to concent rale the lauding 01 passengers at
one point. Three of the leading line* having eniered
into agreement with that object, proceeded accord
inel.v to negotiate for a transfer of the lease of Castle <
Garden. They did not anticipate any objection on the J
partot^heCommissionersol Emigration to establishing '
me landing depot at the Haltrry, and. in fact, the terms j
I' ?, ,llc ,
Hoard. _ i
BXCIPMVB PRIVIIKOKB TO RUtl.nOAIiA.
The three railro.nl companion i?irr^?e?l to pity the ;
rent. and it return they were to onjoy the exclusive
privilege ot telling passenger tickets to emigrants
within the enclosure and contract lor ine
conveyance Of luggage, It would seem, at Bitch
rates as they might deem lit, lor It dors
not appear that the Commissioners reserved
to them?elvos any control over this vital matter. The
companies were also to have the right ot app-uniihg
empioyds, and of coarse, orrupy sll the space they
thought proper tor the transaction of th ir business.
This arrangement brought the Commissioners ol Emigration,
in several Important respects, into a very
anomalous position. Sole re it could be curried into
ellect. however, it was necessary lor the I.cg'slature u>
aanetion the occupation of Cattle Garden. There wns
tome opposition to the transaatinn, and the services of
Thurlow Wood were secured 10 put snc matter through
at Albany. An act was toon | ns-ed atuhorixing the
Hoard to esublish a landing depot at the B uteri. The
throe railroad companies also look up their quarter* in
the Vuildinp and have remained '.here ainre in the enjoyment
el a rirooapoly oul ot which they mu?( havo
realized million* ol dollars
a aiRAi n or ram
Hut the whole atory m noi yet mid. In each of the
anuoal tinam' *1 reports of llio eon.mission more Is.'ii
appear*, w.ih lew exceptions, among the disbursemenu
Jlb.oOO reut of Castle Harden, showing that (he
railroad ring had neglected or reluse'. to perlorui llieir
purl of (tie orignui Agreement There n nothing
whatever to shew ihai ihey ??cr paid a
ceni 10 the city !or rent. These cnrporailon* nave, u i
would ap|>eiir. tor over twenty year* oc uplod a large |
apace lor olftcea in the garden without charge; and, ;
wha! mak a in* matter worse, their urill tor i?r<- and i
ire ^iti ol iocean works to the pecuniary injur) oi ,
the emigrant This abuse has been repeatedly ex- |
posed, hut the Commissioner* arc unable or unwilling i
to correct it, lor they havo never taken any action in |
the premise*. 1
It most bo sodoku t from what baa bean slated that I
Castle Garden ?u not obtained with any view of benefiting
emigrant*. but miner to tbeir detriment. Almost
the role object id sotting possession of it was to
firmly secure in the nrlnive rale of ticket* a railroad
combination. There was eery Utile thought ol
affording the strangers protection, though It must lie
admitted that the depot in ua day has been Instrumental
In nororapltahing tuucb good. The Commissioners
are now merely tenants In arrear, and the dolies
they were appointed to perform having reverted
to the federal government thoy have no claim that the
cllv authorities can properly recognise to maintain any
longer an eyesore in one of tho most beaulitnl parks of
The sales of real eatite at the Exchange Salesroom
yesterday were at follows:?
K. A. I-nwronce & Co. sold the house, with lot
24.4x76, on the west aid# of Second svenue, 25 feet
south of Korly-Qfth street, for $15,000, to Mary 8.
Trimble; also tbs house, with lot Hxftfl. 11, on ths
north side or East 128th street, 248 feet east of Fourth
avenue, lor fit.000, to plaintiff.
ft V. Ilamott sold the house, with lease of lot
WlvTI ? An Ih* n.?lk .1,1. L-... V|R. .I.Ik ......
? ?i ?- ? - "? >
V>ii feet cast of Firal avenue, leaned November 1, 1870,
lor n lorm ot 10 rear* and 6 months. ground reul f 100
per year, lor $5.MK>. lo plaint ill; alao the house, with
lease ol lot 20>ixf>7.2 4-3x20x98.6 3-5, on the north
side ol Hast tillv sixth street, l.vi feet east of First
avenue, ! ? .? dated May 1. 1870, for 10 years and 6
months, lor $0,200, to plaintifl.
K. H. Lutllow ,v Co. sold a plat of land 174.10x300.11
X18&2x200x20x200, on the north side of Nnglc avenue,
7ft6 feet east of Klwood street, fort George
property, lor $l.ntX), to plaintiff.
William Knnnelly sold the house, with leaae of plat
5.V 7xn2x48, on the southwest corner of First avetnio
and Sixtv-aecond street, lor ?8,000. to H. II. (Jnderhill;
alao the houses, w'th lease ol property 40x32.0x40.6x
SKI, on lhe soulli side ol Sixty-second aireei, 112 leet
ureal ol First avenue, lor $4,uOo. to 1'etor Schonclt.
(IlirlMnphcr ?.. a ?. 177.lt It. e. ol Wavrrlev place,
II 8x4*0: M. <?. Broilen and Imshand to ll. 8.
lf'th ?v., a. a. 100,8 ft. d. of.S4th it. Ihhxloo; Patrick
tlranar and wife to John Ness 14,000
hr.iailwav. ?r. s., 1114.H ft. n. of .'toili it.. Irregular;
Sarah Joint-* nud huahand to O. L, Jainra 10,0:10
Suh at., n. a . Ithl ft. h. ol 7th iv.. 2<4Kl*l.lt: Kama to
SOtb ht., *, ?..3I.ft. c. of 7th av., 16x25xirr?Kular
iiiii? to game 5,000
30th ?t., t. h., iitnie propertv, I>. L. jumex to K. D.
J amen 5/ft Hi
Broadway, w. *., 104.H ft. n. of 30th ?t., irregular;
Name to same .... 10,000
30th ?t.. it. h., 351 ft. e. of 7th itv., 24x08.9; same to
Blrecker ft., n. 5.. 50 ft. w. of Wooster, 25x100; M.
Knrr to F. 1*. Wandell Nom. ,
2d av., w. t.. 49.41*4 It. u. of 25th st., .4x 100; M. A.
Feftrgall to l'cter Albert 1,000
14-4th at.. 3 4.5 ft. o. of 3d nv., 25x100 (23d ward> ;
I. Stark and wifo to K- hchnol .. % 4,050
niommngdule road. e. a., 3 lota. C. W. Sullivan ittid
telle to T. Stoke*. 3,765
Gth gv.. c. .. 17.6 ft. a. of 127th at., 49.\H5; 1*. Teets
and wife toJohn Galwey 5,400
54th ft., t. 120 ft. w. of lat a v., 50x100.5; M. liar!
to My or Finn Nx>m.
54th at., ?nme property; M. Finn and wile to Georso
'.V. FuliKim 8.0(A)
8th gt., g. 1? 0 ft. w. of av. A. 25x97.8; K. lvueiel
and wife to F. J. Lam ert . 2,000
4th av., u e. corner 111th Nt., 25(>xlOO; 6. 15. McCafferty(
referee) to J. H. Hloodgood 6,500
Madigon av., n e. corner 88th *t., 36.8x100.8; E. D.
Gale rntrrro) toll. 1'. Dogma! ll,5(J0
Hetrent av., a. e. g 85th *>t grove, 75xlOS (24th
ward) ; G. O. Bigelow (referee) to 11. Schmidt 1.875
Bur '.-hell. Henry J. and wifo. to II. K. Milligaa, s. a.
of 52d it., e. ot Lexington av.; 5 year*. 6,000
Same to game, ?. a. ot 52d it., a. ot Lexingtou av. ;5
year a. 6.000
Begg, K. I>. and htnbniid, to John Robert*. a. o. corner
2d it v. and f?6ih ft.; 1 year 700
Beekinan, 8. F. and wife, to J. A. Wyman, n. w. corner
8th av. and 15th ft. : 2 year*...,, 2,500
Ilejrraaf. ILmry F. and wile, to M. It. VV hillock, n. e.
corner Madigou av and 88th gt. : 5 yeara 8,000
Flnloy, John and wife, to A. Iselin, u. a. of 37th st.,.
w. of 9th av.; 5 yearg 8.000
Friend, My or M., to M. Iiiedelbach,,n. ?. ot 32 vl st., w.
ot 8tti av. ; 2 yearv 2,000
(iraner. Frederick and wife, to F. B. llegeiuan, e. a.
of 10th av.. n. of 54th it.; 2 yearn. 7,000
Same to lunula J ?nhl, e. ft. of 10th av., n. of 3*4tU ft.; 1
tin tin* to K. B. liegeman, e. s of 10th av.. n. of 54th
*t. ; 1 vear. 9,000
Lie**, liar.n* i and hnwhand, to D. Fraukavi, u. t. of
Vtith lit., e. of Lexington av.; 3 yearn 2,500
Kirkland, Mary A., to A. Freutel. e. corner 12th at.
aud Railroad av. (24th wnrd> ; 3 yearg 1,500
Keyger, John and wife to Thome* K. Lyde (execntor)
231 Bowery; also u. w. corner 3d av. and 42d st. ; 1
Nee*, John, to F. i*ranor, e. g. of 10th av., w.of 54th
ftt.. 1 year 1,000
O'Neill. AmbroM' and wile, to 8. Herman, w. ft. of
Molt nt. (Noi. 133. 135 and 137) : 1 v? ar 8.000
Sams, to Walter II. Hcebe. 133 Molt M.; 4 ream 12,000
Tucker, l>. J. and wile, to C. II. Livingston, No. 5
Knit 4!>th ?t. ; 3 yenri 8.500
Zollinger, William, to J. E. t.limai, w. n. of 6th nr.
*. ol 18th at 2.250
,THE JAMAICA JUSTICES.
Judge Beach wai yesterday engaged again al the
Town Hall, Jamaica, as referee to tnk? testimony In
the case ot the Jamaica Justices charged with malfeasance
In ottlre. The evidence lor the prosecution in the
case of both Bennett and I.olt being all in, as well as
Justice Lott's deier.ee, II only remained to hear the
defensive evidence for Justice Bennett, lor whom Genoral
Crooke appeared as counsel.
The Aral witness sworn was James Huesttug, whose
evidence was chiefly remarkable lor the great number
of incts winch escaped Ins memory, Ills rejoinder to
ir.iAt questions being "I do not recollect."
James Wiley testified ss to tbo charges mode by Dobson
nnd Jaue Dick, asserting that the mistake tn these
cases arose from grouping the chargos against Dick and
Dobson Improperly. Witness made the chnrges
IbruughouUroin bla head, except Hi such as he did not
enow what tbo legsl charges werot
A. Delmar Johnson's evidenco relative to the Dick
an I Dobson case was favorable lo Justice Bennett, as
was also thai of Edward 1'eitcrsen. The ev'dence of
the other witnesses was in the same direction.
BROOKLYN BRIDGE WIRE.
Yesterday forenoon the first section of the chrome
steel wire rope, which is to he stretched across tho I
river In a few days, was hauled from the yard on the 1
Brooklyn side up to tho top of the tower. The rope, :
which is three-quartets of an loch In diameter, Is 3,660 |
leet long. From the lop of the tower ibe end wua i
lowered lo the base on the river Ironl. In the after- !
noon another and similar cable was placed over tho j
iiiwur. i in- rum m mr wirv rupu win oe uucurro Io me
anchorage to-day. When these working ropes are In
position. and (Irmly stretched from tower to tower, the
temporary cable* (or the foot bridge and the "cradle*"
will lie arranged lor tho workmen.
ST. CATHAitINE'8 HOSPITAL.
Yeeter.lay morning the now charity hospital ot Si
Catharine, In Williamsburg, waa formally coDeerrated
and dedicated to the cause of charity by Itlght Iter.
John I, "ughlin, Roman Catholic Bishop of Brooklyn.
The hospital is a magnificent structure, of Philadelphia
brick and Dornhester stone, occupying the block
bonnded by Husbwick avenue, Maujcr and Ten Kyck
streets, with a frontage of 'J00 leet and a depth ot fifty
feet, with dntlving wing and balcoay extending on each
floor to the oud* of ihe wing, so that in larorahle
weather erery patient can obtain fresh air. The Institution
has been erected by the parish of Holy Trinity,
under charge of father Michael May. and will be under
tho charge of tho Sisters of St. Dominic.
AID TO BROOKLYN POOR.
At a meeting of the Supply Committee of the Kings j
county Supervisors yesierday tho mode of distributing '
relief (o the poor was discussed, and various suggestions
offered, including the one to distribute through
the Brooklyn i'oor Association, which President Morns,
of the Hoard of Charities, explained had saved the
conuty $10,000 stone in bis district bv uniting offaOO
unworthy receivers of relief. No derision was arrived
at, the committee adjourning for further discussion on
lbs lllili tnsl
The whbis found drowned off Tompklnsvillo on i
Thursday bus been Identified?? Mrs Adeone Anderson, |
aged forty-seven, who lelt her home In Thirty-tlfth
street. New York, on Tuesday evening, stating that she i
was going to a druggist's to purchase medicine. Tho |
deceased, It appears, was forewoman in Pott h Porter's i
haircloth works, in Korty-llltb si reel, in which she j
and her husband had been engnged lor twenty years, |
always going to work in the morning and returning 1
home at night together The husband died In May
las', and Mrs Anderson had erer since been down
hearted. There appears to be little doubt that she
NEW COURT HOUSE IN JERSEY.
The noard of Chosen freeholders. In Jersey City, adopted
a resolution yesterday sfiernoon to purchase
a portion of the Harrison estate, at the corner of New
ark and Pal:?ade avenues for toe erertinn of a countr
Court Hunan. Tin* in an exeunt alte, overlooking
Ihu bay and harnor and commanding a due view i?f ;
Jeiaay Citv and New York. The preaent Court House
ih a.li-grnrelo the county, having been iwrlce presented
by llio i;rand Jury on account or it* poor acconuiindationa
(or the grand Jtirorn and ronntv ortlccrs.
THE I'.IVEH'S DEAD.
The body ot an unknown man, about Bfty yoara o!
ago, was tound off Kort Hamilton ye?terdaj morning
by officer l.ong, ol llio police boat Seneca. Deceased
wan about nvr iret eight Inchea high, hail light complexion.
tiald bead and wore black pa ma and veal, with
a large patch on the hack, auil coarse Pool*, The body
n aent to the Morgue and the Coroner was uolified.
Mr. William Stirling, who was arresle I a week ago j
on a charge ol larceny, and taken to Troy, wm arraignrd
lie lore Justice Donuhuo, ol that city, and waa 1
nonorabiv acquitted. Inanmd of being a thief It a;>- !
pear* that he waa robbed. ?a well aa Ihe other viciun,
and lost both time and money through the mistuke of
thoec who fastened upon him the charge, which apoaaaad
in aaiand af Iba nnwauanarx.
ROTTEN TELEGRAPH POLES.
THOUSANDS OF THEM IN TUB CITT?OOBONEB'B
INQUEST IV THE CASE OF MRS. X'omitH.
Coroner Rlekhofl held an Inquest yesterday morning
In the case of Mrs. Anna MoCuire, aged loriy liee, of
Na 3 Iieetcr street, who was killed on the 34 Inst, by
the tailing ot a telegraph pole en the sooth west corner
of Grand and Suffolk streeia Alter a great deal of
leatlmonv had bean taken the case was adjourned t#
this morning al eleven o'clock. Kvcry one seenvd
reluctant to claim ownership ot the rotten telegraph
pole, and tbla point war not clearly nettled when the
caae was adjourned.
The following la the teatimony:?
Amos Whitney, boing sworn, Mid:?I live at No. 3H6
Madison street nnd do business at No. 3l<0Grand street;
ou the morning in question I was standing In the front
of iny store slid saw the telegraph pole, corner of Suffolk
md Grand streets, slowly falling; as It tell It
struck a lady on the southwest corner of Suffolk and
Grand streets; I did not see the pole when It slarlod,
but only saw n wbeu ll was going; wheu Ibo lady was
struck she fell over; 1 Hurled to go to Iter, but before
I got there several persons wore belore me; 1
noticed tbe lady was dead; two children who were
with her wero also knocked down; I know nothing as
to the ownership of the polo that Tell; I did not notice
eny person near the pole at the time it fell; 1 noticed a
wire on tbe ground, bin cannot say whether it was a
continuous line or not.
Jnincs Crowley, being sworn, said:?I am the Superinieudeut
of the Police Telegraph; tbe pole that fell on
tbu corner ol Suffolk and Grand streets did not belong
to the Police telegraph line; I do not know which
company the pole belonged to; 1 took tbe responsibility
ol culling down lour poles that were decayed at the
oase in i.r>nd street; tnu polos wero reported ns uiisme
before the accident occurrod; the poles would have
been cut do* d titmice il' they belonged to the I'ollco
line; the Hoard of Health ha* power to remove anything
that is dangerous to life 111 the streets, and,
our opluion. It la the duty of the Board ol Houllh lo
remove anything that n'as dangerous us the poles ta
the same decay oil condition; there are a number of
poles in tho Bowery on the west side, Irnin Fourth
street to Canal struct, and also lu spring street,
belweeu the Bowery and Broadway, which are in a
dangerous condition and which ought to bo removed.
The following report, marked "Kxbibit A," was lhe?
road lo the jury:?
Folic* Dki-aktxkkt or the City or Nkw Toua, i
No. 3l)i Mulberry Street, /
New Voiik, Anguat lo. 1870. )
Ueobok W. Walling, Superintendent of Police:?
Sin?The old decayed poles now sianding and held up by
pieces of rusty, worn out wire, located on the west side of
the Bowery. from Fourth street to Canal; Kprini^street. Iron
Bowery to Broadway; Division street, from Catherine te
Clinton street, and Ninth avenue, trom Thirty-fourth to
Thirty-fifth street, nre all liable to fall at any moment
should the wirj heroine dolnchod. as in the caao of the fatal
liole in tirand street. It la probable that tho wire was
loosened by hoys entangling their kites In it. Another pale
on Fourth nvenne, opposite Tompkiua a arset, fell on Monday
last, and several of tho poles above mentioned are so
rotten that they may camo down at auy time. Theie seotna
to be no owner lor these polos, though alter the erection of
the new Fire Telegraph line by .nr. Chtrlrs T. Chester, ho .
was understood lo be the owner of all the old Fire telegraph
stock. Several poles in the vicinity of the one which fell in
tirand street were removed by me. with the aid of the police,
shortly after the accident occurred, they beiug in a very
dangerous condition. 1 w .utJ respectfully call your attention
to the urgent need ol the removal of all the poles above
mentioned, it should he ilunu immediately hi order to avoid
serious consequences. Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
Superintendent Police Telegraph.
John n. Emerlck-boing sworn, said:?1 am Superintendent
of the Flreft'elcgraph lino; the pole llmt tell on
the corner of Suffolk and Grand streets did uot, lo the
best of my knowledge, belong lo the Fire Telegraph line;
1 din not aware that there are any doeayed telegraph
poles on the west side ol the Howery belonging lo the
Fire Department ; there are no poles on the wosl side
ot the Howery in a decayed condition; I think the old
posts reverted to the contractor on the city ucecptlng
the new system.
David H. llaies.'being sworn, said:?I am Superintendent
ol the Atlantic mid l'actilo and Franklin Telegraph
companie-; the pole that loll on tho corner ol
Grand and r-uflblk streets did not belong to the Atlantic
and l'uciilc or Franklin telegraph company; 1 saw '
the pole this morning and examined it; 1 cannot say
who owns tlio pole; wo have no office nearer that place
than Kultou Market on one side and Tenth street on
the other; wo have no lino running in Grand or Suffolk
Ann Snaugbncssy, being sworn, said:?I lire at Na
82 Essex street; 1 kept a fruit stand corner of Grand
and &uiluik streets, just by the pole that fell; 1 was
ouly a lew leet Irom tho pole; deceased came down
Suffolk street and spoke lo mo; she was going lo the
dispensary lor inedtcino; while 1 was waiting on
customer 1 heard a noise and saw tho pole giving way]
It tell and I saw deceased lying on the sidewalk will)
her head in the gutter; the cross piece was against hei
head; tho wires pulled a brick otT Mr. Hoddeu's chimney
and the wires also cumo around my leel; I bars
noticed that the pole was rotten at the bottom; I told
ray husband it was rotten and would (all; 1 saw it
settling lor about three days before it lell, and It
leaned against another pole that was standing near It.
J allien Cunningham, being sworn, suid:?I lira at Not
62 Lewis street; on last Thursday morning I was
standing on the southeast corner of Suffolk and Grand
streets; looking up, 1 saw the telegraph pole falling;
an old lady and two or three children were on the
southwest corner, about to step up on tho curb; lbs
old lady and oue child were kuockod down; I lilted
the child up and found it had been cut about tho nos<
and was blevditig; the old lady was dead when picked
tip; she was taken away on a stretcher by the police]
for a week or ten days before the pole fell 1 noticed If
leaning against the wire attached to another pole
which stood near tu
James Smith, being sworn, said:?I mm nn officer ol
the Dolice attached to tho Thirteenth Drocinct: 1 ez
nmmed the pole that fell about a week previous to ths
day It fell; 1 ordered the mau on post to report Its coo*
dtiioc, und ho did so; the reports are made to the
Superintendent of 1'olien.
Superintendent Wuiling said that all reports coming
to the Central Office concerning anything dangerous Id
life or limb wero immediately referred to the Hoard at
Health as the proper authorities to act In such matters.
Tim CONDITION OK TDKBK POLKS.
Wishing to ascertain whether the telegraph polos on
the west side of the Howery were in as Irighiful a condition
as represented, a Hekald reporter look a walk
on that side o( the street Irom Fourth to Cunsl street
yesterday afternoon. He touud In that distanoo twenty*
six poles, all ol them deserving la be condemned, although
perhaps not one-third being immediately dangerous
to life. Tbo following are the results of his investigations:?
t>evon of these poles, viz., those opposite Nor, 381,
206. 284. 268, 106, 112 and A3 are in pretiy fair condition.
Tlicro are but few worm holes and very tew ol
tbem are split.
The more dangerous ones, those that are wormoalcn
nnd worn away at the base, arc to be found opposite *
Nos. 344, 320, 306, 272. 218, 178, 188, 166. 136. 100 aud
34. Many ol these poles resemble very closely the
logs of a bearer's dam, being enten aw-ny around the
base In a very lantastlc manner. The polo opposite
No 218 is one of the best specimens ol this kind.
The next class of poles are those that are literally
crumbling away, and a smart kick will dislodge from
them a mass of yellowish roltcu wood. These potet
arc opposite Nos. 332. 328, 124, '230 and DO.
There are two poles on the lino that, besides being
lit tie rotten, are leaning. One oppodto No. 243 leans
one or two degrees out of the perpendicular toward
the street. Another ai No. 188, on tho cornor of Spring
street, leans at least seven degrees out of the perpendicular,,
ana right over the sidewalk, besides being a
This sums up twenty-live poles, one opposite No. 208
rem* enclosed by a triangular signboard, making II
Impossible to discover its condition.
I he polo opposite No. l'J4. on the corner of Grand
street, is tlie worst o; all. The entire base of the poll
is o.v i ll away, and only about one-tbird of the clrculai /
rind remains, a piece about a quarer of an inch tbick
and seven inches around the segment. This segment,
by the way, is turned toward the sidewalk, so that n?
one who did not. examine the pole carefully would
imagine that it la so eateu away. Were It not for thl
wires supporting it Una pole would long ago havt
Another pteoo of negligence wa* man I rest at Not
17a. Here there were two poles lor an awning, roiv
nected by an iron rod. The southernmost ot these
poles is entirely eaten away, and does not touch th'
ground at all, being supported by the iron rod front tbt
In Spring atreet, from tho Rowcry to Rroadway.
there are seven poles in little better condition thai
tboss on the Bowery
The new firo telegraph pole at the Coroners' building
on the corner ol Houston and Mulberry streets, Is coo*
meucing to rot, and leans a little over the street.
NEW JEltKEY'S INSANE.
At the Court House in Ni wark yesterday the Essex
County Hoard of Freeholders held their quarterly
meeting. A matter of considerable local importance
was brought forward in connection with the Insane of
the county and elate In response to e letter Iron
the Hoard, Mr. Samuel Tilly, secretary ol the lnsan*
Asylum at Morris I'laius, wrote saying thai the Plan
l egislature bad fixed the price ot keeping any pcrsos I |
wicre ai to ou j?f*r *FCfc, rAoiumve ui ciowung. A
committee ol tho Hoard?Mesar* K. I). Rontons, ft S.
Smith, William Cadmus, rt. Rally, K. Abrena and ft.
H. Unrnetl?made n report setting forth thai the anions!
*as grossly extravagant?twh aa much a* llie keeping
of the inaaiie tn Kasex county cosla They conclude
1>y saying. "tUat hy experience in our county
Institution, and second. by the admission* of llie Hoard
o! Managers ol the Trenton Asylms, made to the Joint
Committee of the Legislature, that our insane in lbs
Stall- institution are costing its too much money Tin
cost is beyond chanty, it Is a wilful aaaio. and haa s
tendency io corrupt by crnafing ac indulgence Inod. "
The report was adopted, an I a resolution pissed
callmc for greater prudence and economy. It was reported
that there were $T7,000 odd uncollected taxes,
SHE LOS'l HER TRUNK.
Miss Agnes X Roberts, of Hartford, Conn., arrived
here from I'hilndclphia on Monday night. While crossing
the Resbrosses street ferry from Jersey City her
pocket was picked ol her purse, containing a baggage
check lor hor trunk, containing property valued at
f.Mu When she called (or her trunk, on Wednesday,
the baggage master informed her It had been takes
away. 1 be case was placed In the hands of Detectlvi
Slovin. a ho ascertained that a hack n.an. named .yrui
Lawrence, of No. * ? downing sire t, had taken the
trunk irom the depot. <in - lug arrested lata rence
said ho had been employe I br a stout woman
I fCONTINUED ON NINTH FAGii.1
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