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THE MARTINEZ-DEL YALIE SUIT.
Continuation of the Trial Before Judge Donohue. EXAMINATIONS AND CROSS-EXAMINATIONS. Revelations by Confidantes and Restau rant Waiters. It was expected tlial ttio suit of Mils Kugene Mar tinez agiiust Juan Pel Vallo for $??(),OOO damages for alleged breach of promiso and seduction would roach a conclusion yesterday, but tho case hold* over and will probably be given to tho Jury to-day. The nature of the tr;al and the presence of a pretty woman In court to plead her case, have daily secured a largo at tendance at tho court, and yesterday, Uespttu the ratn, vns not aa exception. Tho jury were sealed in good time, and the plaintlir and defendant were sealed diagonally opposite each other, noar tho eouusels table, which laces the jury box. Tho plalntitr sat be hind Mr Beach's chair, her mother on one side and her sister on the other. TLey. or course, attracted much attention ; but the central flguro of obsorvntflon remained closely veiiod (or somo time, to tho disappointment of tho curious, who strotcbed their necks in vuin to gc". a gl'.mpso ol her features, Mr. Pel Vallo Hat with his elbow leaning on tho corner or the table, his chin rgst uig in the palm of his hand. Thoro was an abstracted look about h'tn, which ho retained during tho wholo day. He never changed expression, and scarcely moved a tcuscls during tho whole time. TIIK DAY'S FlUX-KKDlKOa were opened by the continuation of Mr. Choale's ad- j dross for tho defence. Wo will, bo continued, shed a now tight on tho morals of tho household In which sho was brought up. She was or claimed to be exposed to fTil at the houso of nor stepfather; exposed to dangers aot from km le or pistol, but from tt nt moro poweriul Veupon, lust. Nor was it without purpose that this liseiosure was made, because she appealed to him to bo laken in the capacity hi which she served him. Ac cording to Mr. Del Vallo sho sought him as a refugo from tbo dangers surrounding her at her stepfather's house. Tbo plaintiff's narrative that thero was souio entanglement of Mr. Del \ alio s atlalrs which prevented or hindered his marriage I shall endeavor to show is i delusion. There was nothing In the way the ring wis purchased and given, and Its return has never taken place. On tho morning of tho 6th of Juno, it is alleged, criminal Intercourse look plnco between them. 1 leave it to your judgment, from her own story, what the nature of that transaction was. Alter Mr. Pel Vullo had installod her In his house, at a salary of $100 a month, he soon learned that sho was not only inexperienced, but committed acts of Impro p-ioty?dreastni and undressing wltn her room door upon, early and alone going out tor horseback exor. else, leaving tho houso ut dawn of day and returning a lien sho pleased. Those and oilier acts attracted his mention and he called her to uccount, remonstrated witii her iind gave her notice of iustaut dismissal. What then't Siio was in tears, an! begged not to bo thrust back into her lather's houso. He forgave her tud sho prevallod on him lo retain her, on i promise ol reformation. On the 24th of July IIr. Del Vallo went to Niagara and oilier places, re turning to rouglikeepsio August 2. Ketnenrber tho threats of shooting, the conctnlment, ike., and remem ber Hint whilo ho and his family were at Saratoga sho ind her family were in tho enjoyment of bis hou^e. Mien Bho relumed to lior father's houso Ihe lelier she sroto on that occasion expressed doubts thai she votild ever soo him ngulu. On tho 2d of October Mr. Del Vallo received a telegram from the complainant's mother thai there was sickness In thoir homo and Ihey wanted mouey. Tho money did not como, and llio telegram was followed by a letter from the daugh ter. I?ld sho write becauso bo owed her or tho thought he owed her? What If tbo money did not come? "Mr. Del Valle, do not make mo vour enemy." It was this money sho was then seeking. 1 ain sure you will lo justice, and If tte case presents Itself to you in tho igbt I have shown it 1 have no fear for tho result. FlllST W1TSKSS ?"OK TIIK BKrKXCIt The first witness culled for tho dofonce was Joseph T. Maltinan. a clerk in *ho Jewelry store whero iho ?ing was purchased, lie testltisd that on tho 15th of luuu irv, 1H75, the complainant and defendant called together; bewailed on them; Ihey looked at >ome rings and purchased one for $30; it was an amethyst Irinit shown and identilled); tho ring was left to bo mane smaller lor the lady s linger; they went nway and three v lour days later llio lady returned and ca.led lor the riug; she wrole a nolo on a card lor Mr. ?' Del Valle put it iu an envelope and loll It lor lilin; Mr. Del Valle'callod some days Imor; witness told him the lady took ttie ring and.gave him tho envelope; ho put It IB his pocket and went away; he was wrapped up ind looked as il bo bad been sick. Tne witness was then cross-oxatulned by Mr. Ilcach ??Did you some three iveeks ago address this young lady (i<oiniing out Misslidolo, complainant's sister) on the street?" ??When was your attention callel to the purcbaso and site of this ring"" ??Three or lour week* ngo." "Did not Mr. Del Vallo purchaso other things at tour store V . . ? Yes. ho purchased two pairs of earrings and other Ibrngs previous to the purchase of tho ring " Robert- l.outs wras ilio next witness, an J, liy his curt inswors, greatly provoked tho examining counsel, ile ?atd 'he was a merchant and did business at No. Otfi Ninth avenue, in this city; tho complainant had called for letters addressed lo Miss Howard at tho store- sue called once and sa'd thcro was a letter which contained money and tliat sho had not received It; on that occasion ho told her not to nave any moro letters sent there. A question was hero put by a juror as to whether ' complainant gavo the name of Howard or culled lor letters addressed to that name. It was answered that she called lor letters in that name. Alter a lew minor questions a recess of half an hour vug taken. AFTER KICES8. T!io Court reassembled at halt-past one, when the crowd seeking admission was greatly increased. Judge Donohue ordered that no one should bo admit ted who could not be seated and many were conse quently excluded. Mr. Choato cross-examined tho ?riinsas as follows:? "W ere llio letters reeoived all in Iho 6amo n?nc. writing!"' . ... ? ??No, r.r; they were In various handwritings." "In whut kind ol handwriting were Fliey T" "In men's handwriting, I should say." "Did you nonce any one in particular? ' "Yes; there was one which came rogularly onco or twice a week under tbo monogram V. II." Mr#. Krank, u chubby-laced tierman woman, was the next Wiineas introduced. Mio kept n toy store at to* rumor ol Kiiiy-second street and First avonue: I tie Identified the complainant as a ladv who had called it her store in 1*73; sho used to tiuiko purchases Ibcro; sho came in some litno in the spring >1 1*75, and asked lo have letters directed lo her there; th3 witness knew compiuuiant by Ihe lamo ol Uenriqces; letters came thero in caro i >t her husOnnd, J. C. krauk, lor Miss Howard during the wholo simmer, winter and spring; complainant | flid not always como tor them herself; she sometimes i lent her younner sisters for them; sho lelt no n?ine, hut look tiie address of w itness when sho mado the ar rangemenl; the lott? rs were deliveied by the man car- I ners, with two exceptions; these two letters were leit ; by a young man. ? Alter a short cross-examination by Mr. Ilcach the | witness retired. STRASOK KKVM.ATIOX0. Michel Myer whs ihe next to testify, and when ho i answered III response to ill* question thai lie was formerly a waller ut Solan's restaurant inero was a | reneral expectation that Ins testimony would be en livening. 1 he pnriiea^o the action were llien pointed ?ul to "tho witnesa and tho following questions put lo "Have you over seen them together?" "Yes, olten, at ibeTestaurani." "llow olten V ??Twenty times." ? When was tho first time you saw them ?" "In January or February, lK'-V." "Did ihey coine there during tho day or eveningr "Alwavs (luring the day; I waited ou tnetn. ' "How long w?*ro they accustomed to remain? "About two hours or so; tlioy came at about two I'clock and remained iiutil four or half-past lour. "Whore did you serve them?" "In a private room, always." ??Did you ever soe a I it t lo book wllhthem? "Yes.-" "Is this the book?" "I think so I found the book on the table on* day ifler they had gene, and the lady called and got It Hlerwartl.M . ... ??lu wtMt lunguAge did they convor?c togetotr r ??i could not tell; It was neither Kreucli nor Kng liah." cnoss-ixAMixsn nr ?tn. n**rn. This concluded the waiter's testimony, and Mr. Beach began his cross-examination. ??How many private rooms are there iu that restau rant ?" "Kight. ' "Do you koep a registor of who occupy those fooms?" ??>o, sir." . _ ??Did you or?r Nt Mr. Del Valla there on any other occasion besides wl.en acrorr p mled by complainant ?" e*t tbrse or four time*. '?In wnat company do you ssy you it? him ?" "In din company o| Itmaln. '? "I|o you know Who jhey were?" "No. pit : but 1 think I could recognise them." ' i ou remember seeing Mr. I?el \ alio and the com plaiiniui thorc olrtn?" '?Y< s, sir." "*Vh?t dnl they do there T" "Ale nnd drank " "Anything else'/"? "They talk' <1 together." "Whore were you V "In and out or the room, as occasion required me to wait on llieui " **Ttoai v\ ill do " 1 u "".j1''*1 wiiiiese called wag Professor Louis Philip Hanlillo, whose testimony elicncd notblnR ol great importance. e e .ilri wa* l''"n called upon lo take the eiand, \* nicli he did. l.very eye wa* centred on him, in expectation that he would surely recount some m Iciesiing incidents, but the expectants wereilooined to disappointment. Mr. Choate's llrji question was, "\\ hero were you born V> but Mr. l?ol Valle remained as iiuinb us the proverbial oyster. It became evident that an interpreter was nccessar.v, but as no ouo ('resent was sntisiactorv to both sides, and the hour Has growing late, the judge adjourned the Court to hall-pant len o'clock this morning, w hen the ciiso will bo resumed In 1'art 1 ol the Supremo \ Court. 1 THE BOARD OF EDUCATION. liUSIXfHS TRANSACTED AT THE KEQCLAR MEET ING HFLD TF.STK.nDAT?NEW APPOINTMENTS. The rogular meeting of the Board of Kduratlon was held yesterday, President Wood in the chair. Mr. Alexander McDonald, who represents tbo borough ol Stafford in tho British Parliament, was a vialtor, and | as ho la widely known in connection with educationul j Interests in Knpland, his proacnco was made known by President Wood. Mr. Kmost Cay I us having lately resigned bis position a.? n member of the Hoard a communication wus read yosterilay notifying tbo Coinmisstonera that Mayor Wiakham had appointed Mr. llenj im F. Waison to fill - tlto position ol Commissioner in his stead during tho j unexpired portion of his term. j Tho following appointments by Mayor Wlckham I wore also formally cuinintinlcated lo the BoardCom I mlssloners, for a term of three years, dating from | January 1, 1877?William Wood, James W. lialstcd, ( Hunts ?. Boardslec, Kugono Kelly, KveretlP. Wheoler, Bernard Cohen, Jacob VandcrpooL Inspectors ol common schools, also for a term ol three years, Iron. January 1, 1877?First district, John Potter; sccond district, Washington Thomas; third district, Charles' I Spears; lourth district, Harvey 11. Woods; filth dls , trlct, Alexander ??I. Agnew; sixth district, Andrew Hock; seventh district, Jacob Hess; eighth district j Samuel (j. HitliUall. ' A report was read from the Committeo on Finance recommending the appropriation ol $A3,83V lor the erection ol a primary school in West Filtv-olgbtn street, in accordance with a request ol the trustees ol tho Twonty-sccoua ward, and was adopted by tho Hoard. ' Commissioner Beardsleo, chairman of tho Commit tee on Bylaws, prosented a report containing several proposed amendments to the rules and regulations con cerning babtiual truancy. One of these amendments limited I lie detention of trnant children lo fourteen j weeks, and provided that they should bo sent during that time to an Institution which may be horeulter eroded by tho Board, to the House ol Koluge or to tho New York Juvoullo Asylum. Commissioner Kelly moved an amendment to tho seciion m the report which mentioned tho Juvenile Aayluni as a nlaco of detention, proposing lo add ihe words "or Catholic Protectory." I'pon this amendment considerable discussion took place. Commissioner Wbetmoro who was appealed to on tbo subject, sild that the Juvenile Asylum was not a soetanan hut a Protestant Institution. If the Catholic Protec tory, bo said, would take children on the same terms and lie subject lo I heir superintendent to the same ex lotn, ho thought it right that Catholic children should bo sent to It. Tne Jttvenllo Asylum took these children without expense, but thoy were not informed what tho Catholic Protectory was prepared to do. Commis sioner Kelly's amendment was ultimately put and car rled by a majority ol 11 toll votes. On the motion of Commissioner Hazelltno tne several sections of the report presented by Commissioner Itoardslee were taken up teriatim. Several o! theso were passed, and when ihe e'erk rem the section amended by Commissioner Kollv. Commissioner Haz eltme said bo wished to vote on the subdtv.sions of it. He desired, lor iusunco, to vote in favor of one or the places mcnttonoa where truant children miiziit be de tained, and for th<^rejection ol the other. Ho was In formed bv the et/irnian that he had already voted on that question /a voting ou Commi^.lnnor Kelly's amendment, "/.e section was then put nnd carried by tho necessary two-thirds vote, the only negatives out ol twenty votes being those ol Commissioners lial stcd, Ha/.eltino, Scheil and Vcrmllyee. The report was then submittal to tho meeting as a whole and adoptod and Commissioner Hoardsleo was appointed to obtatti the snhction of tho Justices or tho bupremo Court to the action of the Board. Tho election ol City Superintendent was next pro ceeded wltn. . A vote w is taken by ballot the tcllors being Commissioners Whetmore and Beardsleo All tho members present, twenty in number, having de posited iheir ballots it wag lound that sixteen had cast their votes tor Mr. Henry Kiddle, the present Supor tendent. Two votes were cast lor Mr. O. S. Babcock and two were blank. Mr. Kiddle was, therefore re cloclcd for two years from December 2. A proposal to proc eed with the election of an Assist ant Superintendent was rejocted, and tho Board adjourned. THE COLORED LINE IN SCHOOL. The Brooklyn Board* of Kdocatlon frequently finds subject lor heated discurslon upon tho claims of negro j citizens lor ihe admission or their children to the whito I public schools. Principals or the schools, knowing tho j feeling or the parents or tho pupils. Invariably object to receive the colored children. A complaint was made yosterday"liy Alvln Whlto, a colored mnn or con siderable wealth, who carries on tho wholesale drug business In this city, to the Board ol Kducatlon, that his children had been refused admission to School No. 1, on Concord rtreel, by iho principal. 111.4 children are almost as fair skinned as any pupil in nttcndnuc" mid lHey are refined in manner. After a warm debate the Board relerred tho subject to the I.ocal School Committee, with instructions to admit Mr. White's children, II consistent with the interests ol tho scbooL THE COST OF EDUCATION. Richmond county last year paid $89,802 97 toward tho support ol tlte public schools ol tho county. Tho Item ol teachers' salaries alone amounted to $.52.794 20 Ol the total amount Castloton paid $3.'),04.1 H3, North Held $17,114 91, Middlotown $17,833 42, Wcstflold $10,736 S3, and Sinlthlleld $8,073 98. Tho wholo number oi children n the couuty is nearly 12 000 ol wulch number 0..VX) attend tho public schools "'The dally average attendance at Iho Ireo schools is 3 100 The cost ol schooling lor each scholar per year is about $14 73. ' A TOLICEMAN'S PERIL. OOlcer O'Shea, ol tho Kigrtth prcclnct, while on duly iu Greono street at two o'clock yesterday morning was assaulted and probably latally wouuded by a drunken carpenter, named Jatnos McLaughlin, who gives his age ne twenty-two years and hta rcsidenco as Green point, L. I. It has since been ascertained that McLaughlin came to this city on Tuesday and pur chased a large nnd heavy carpenter's saw. Tuesday nlgbt ho spent In a debauch among tho dens or tho Klghth ward, and at tho itiuo mentioned he was found drunk and disorderly in Oreene stroet by Ollicer O'Shea O'Shca, w ho is a voting end clever ollicer and who has a model record ou tho lorco, stepped up to McLaughlin, and, tapping him ou the shoulder, said, "II yon do not behave yourself I will huvo to take you to tho station bouse." Mclaughlin continued bis drunken noisiness ait'l O'Shea caught him by the collar and said, - You are my prisoner." McLaughlin lumped back, and, raising tbo heavy saw which he had in his hand, brought it down with all his lorce on O Shea's head. The nnlortunate officer gavo a cry of agony and loll to the Sidewalk insensible. Fortunately Captain Chanes McDonnell and Detective Murphy happetn-d to be tr. Greene street at the time, on patrol, In citizen's clothes. Tliey saw O'Shea lull to tbo ground and at onco gavo chaso to McLaughlin, who was running away. When the latter found that ho Mas belug pur aued, bu suddenly turnvd and stood at bay. lie had the saw tightly graspod in Ins band and was preparing lo resist when Captain McDonnell jumped in and seized him by the throat. At the same timo Detective Murphy caught liliu by tho hands Meanwhile other olhcerg had ar nvod on tlie ground and carried Ollicer O'Shea to tfke station house in prince street. Police Surgeon Cook was summoned snd on examining o'Sbea lound that bis skull was fractured and thai his injuries were in all probability ol a fatal character. By direction ol Dr Cook Ollicer O'Shea was taken to his residence, No 2V> Bleeclter street. On McLaughlin being searched a loaded seven chamber Colt's revolver was found in bis possession, on Ins l>eirig arraigtftd before Justice Kasniire, at the Washington 1'iace Court, vesterdnv he waa hcid lo nwalt iho result ol lllllcer o'shea's in juries. At a late hour lust night Ollicer O'Shea was sllll insensible, aml-at a coiianiUKOii ol the police sor- I geom under Chief Surgeon M. K. Henry, his condition i *as proiioui cod critical in the oxtrcmo. THE HUDSON RIVER TUNNEL. j Colonel Hanking, President of tho Hudson Hlvcr j Tunnel Company, and several ot the directors were in | con iUltstion yesterday at Jersey City in reference to I the prolonged litigation which has prevented Iho com- I pany Iroin proceeding with the work. Tho decision ol tile L lilted States Circuit Couft on tne motion lor an Injunction was expected some time ago and Is now anxiously awaited. Mr. Henrys. White, counsel lor the company, slates that (ndgmenl may be rendered in ? lew davs, and If It be lavorablo to tbo company work will be resumed forthwith. CITY HYDRANTS. WHAT HAS BEEN DONE BT THE DIPARTMENTS TO HICrBK US AOAIN8T CONKLAGBATION8. It will bo readily seen Ibat in tho polity of city gov ernment a complete aud efficient system ol public hy drants is an indispousable necossily. When it la con sidered that there arc about 4.W0 hydrant* In the city of New York, including the annexed diatricia of ^ Weal th .*iiter, it will lie at once conceJed that they lortn an important factor in the general monsuro of lecurity against disasters by (Irs. But notwithstanding this seemingly largo number many peraona, who rely rather on technical than lay kuowlcdgo of the matter, aro of opinion that the city hna outgrown the number of hydrant*, Jusi as the hydrants arc out ol proportion to tho wa'er supply from which they derlvo their efficacy. The present redticod water supply, however, should not operate against having the hydrants in a stito ol thorough cll'octlvenesa. It Is true that j In soiiio districts of tho city tho Inadequate prcs?uro of live pounds can hardly be obtained at present, when a pressure of flity pounds would iiot be beyond tho range ol reasonable calcula tion^ but it tnmt nisi bo rememberod that Iho Croton reservoirs are just now impoverished beyond prece dent, and thut indications are much in ftvor of an In creased volume or water. Apiong other obstaclos win h stand In tho way of portecting tho hydrant sys to in Is oue which many citizens aro more or less dis posed to throw In tho way, and which applies, also, nud with more forco, to tho telegraph pole. Brielly told, tho obstacle Is Hum. In front of many private residences llic hjdranl Ik r garded as a disfigurement; In front ol stores it is held to bo an obstruction which materially interferes with tho cartage, delivery and general man'pulatlon ol bales of goods. Tho counter balancing advantages which the proximity ol tlieso hydrants allords, such as tho greater pressnro ob tained by not hnvmg to carry the water tnrough long lengths ol hose, aro, however, lost sight of or mado subservient to these considerations. Tho hydrants ol tho <;lty co mo within tho charge of tho Croton Department, which takes Its guidance, as lar as nriy bo, from the Fire Do partment, to which tlio requirements oT tho eommu nity III this mutter aro best known. These depart ments work haruioniodsly, but both are sub|oct to certain considerations of public economy which do not permit of tnoro than gradual improvement. A ureal many of these may be traced hack to the sovoro winter ol 1874, which served to show conspicuously MOST INHOBTAXT PMKKCTH In the hydrant system ns It iheu existed?defects Irotn which Ills now being Ireed. It will l>o recollected thai during thai winter the frost pouvtraiod no Inr into the eurth as to Ireezo tho water In tho barrels of many 01 the hydrants, thus either bursting tlieni or render ing them perfect I v useioss In case ol a lire in which j tliwv might bo needed. At ihat timo tho valves of the j host hvdrants were onlv lour loel beneath tho surface, j while III sotno cases thev had been sunk to a depth ol only two or threo lect. As a remedy againsi a recurrence ol this experience it was determined so Inr as the lutids at the disposal ol the department would permit to sink tho hydrants to n greater depth. This could not, howevor, be dune all over tho city, nor did It seem necessary that it should hu done, lor fomo ol iho hydrants had not been allected by tno severest frost It was resolved, al all events, as a partial ! monsuro that tho valves ol all which wero to he placed in new positions slioi^d bo sunk six loot beneath the surlaco and that the sanio course should he observed in respect to new hydrants which **ore to bo substituted lor ol-'. ones, it had been ascertained that al a depth o! six loot tho pouotrallvo power of tho Irost would ho inoperative aud that consequently tho valve would be j Ireo al all limes, while there would l?3 no water in liio | barrel within the freezing inlluence. Thero was another mailer iu which improvements were required by the Firo Department, and tho Croton Board so lar us it could, has endeavored to carry thorn into ellecL Large hydrants were noeded to tucot tho exigencies of gro.it conllngrations. Ural, o! course a copious supply ol water was requlsito, but after that iho requisite machinery for using it eflec tlvoly when obtained was neediul. live reasonablc ness of this representation was apparont, and so in all the now hydrants and mains provision has been made bv increased aperture lor a larger volumo ol water. Knlnrgeinenifc wero also made in many of iho old hy- | draats, and by the end ol tho year thore will bo about I ?X'iO of them tho apertures ol which bavo been in creased from two and a hall to threo awf a hull Inches. All the NKW HYDRANTS AHK OS A LAKGKtt RCALK than formerly, auci nearly liOO of tiifese arc now In posi tion. In order that they may the bettor nerve purposes ol adaptability and convenience, they are provided with two nozzles, one of two and a half aud the other of six inches aperture. In this way tho firemen can | use either Ibmr large or smnll hoso, according , to the exigencies of tho occasion. The new I hydrants aro principally south of Canal street, but they aro also being introduced in tho upper Mictions ol tho city. Right ol them aro conuccted with the mains which woro laid last year on Greene street, and the depariment is now laying u pipe in Woostcr street with which somo tweuly ol tlieso hyurants will bo connected. The new pipe on Filth avouuo has twenty attaehed, ?nu greaily increased protccttou Irom Are Is artorded by the new pipe In Church street extending Iroin Canal street to Bowling Green. This main will bo in eonocotii n with no less than sevent)-llvo hydrants, and the new pipe recently laid through Chatli ? m and Nassau streets, and extending Irom Chambers to Wall street, has a couneelion with twenty-live hydrants, all or tho latest pattern. With an atyinifaut supply or water In these districts, without whicu, ot course, tho very best machinery would be ol Utile avsll, it Is tell thai tho danger to property Irotn liro will be reduced to a mini mum. It is also behoved that tho risk ot having tho hvdrnnts rendered useless by tho operation ol extreme cold has been obviated by the greater uepth to which thoy have been souk in tho enrtll. Assuming, how over tho conditions ol water supply lo bo mostlavor ablo'aud the hvdrants 10 bo ol tho very bolt pattern, there uro numbers ol the llremen?and their knowlodgo has a practical complexion which entitles it to re spect? wno think that thoreare not enough hydrants to meet tno requirements ot a city like New \ ork. T11E U. S. .REGULATIONS FIREABMS COMPANY. A CABD FR^M GENERAL* DOUBLEDAT DENTING THE CHARGES AGAINST HIM. To Tit* Editor or Tint Hkkai.h:? In one edition ol yuur paper of tho 8th of Novem ber tlicro Is an artlclo Iroin somo disappointed gun man bitterly assailing tho Springfield musket, now used in iho armv. Ho asserts that It was Introduced by bribing General Grant, tho heads ol tboOrdnanco Department and government oiUclal* generally. Tweeo, General Duller and General Dcutare mentioned as engaged in this nefarious business, and my name is brought In as a director of the t'nlted Stales Regula tions Firearms Company, of which Tweed's right hand man, Ingorsoll, was president. Now 1 hsvo never to my knowledge seen Tweed or lngersoll and have never had any rommunicatlcn with oitber of ti.em. Furthermore, 1 was never a director of tho company un*ier lngersoll as president. The company re'errod to w as organised, not tottianu lacturo guus for the United Stales Army, hut to manu facture guns of the same piltcrn as thoso used In the army. This is a very different thing, but the anony mous writer who makes thoso'charges docs not make Hnv distinction bolweou us aud tho government Itself. Every ono who knows anything about this subject knows that tho 1'nited States manufactures lis own rilled mu?ket at Sprmgfleld Armory, and does not pur chase turn particular arm from any company. 1 was a dirertor in tho company rolrfrod to previous to 1M51'. but gave up iho position iu thai yearnnd never res'iined it. Our ooject then was to tnrnlsh Ironllcrs men slid other outside parties with itio snmo kttnt of gun as that used in thcarmy. This was a lair, honor able and legitimate business. We had no claim on the 1'nited States government, and could havo none, for we only owned one part or tho gun?tho Allln locking device and Intended, in caso we obtained large order.-, to pav the other patentees a modorato royalty for the nee ol their patents, and manufacture the gun in that way. The Allln locking device, tho onljr part ot the gun we owned, had alre ady been mado over to the Tinted States by Allln, with permission to t'se It without any royalty,*S') that we had no claim, a* I have slated, un less we contractu! tor or bought up tho other patents. Tills was never done while 1 was connected with Iho company, anil, so lar as I can ascertain, it has not been done since. About fix months nfter I gavo up tho directorship and loll lor California Tweed obtained in somo way tbo control ol the company lor tho purpose or supplying the Sinto "f New York wuh broechloaders. 1 was then In San Francisco, and did not learn lor a long time that ho had taken hold of the stock for tho pur pose Indicated. 1 do not kniw what no did or did not do, except thai lio Injured tho gun very much by con necting himself with it. Tho gist or these reinaiks Is that having no claims against the I tilled States, wo could have no possible object In resorting lo bribery. II the Timed States had manufactured a million ol guns It would have ad ded noihmg to tho value 01 our slock. Indeed, the accusation falls -o the ground of Itself. II Dent 'was engaged in depleting tho Tinted States Treasury in favor of the 1'nlted Stales Modulations Firearms Company tho stock ought to hsvo become very valunb.o. whereas, acoord-ng to tbo loiter pub lished in the attack referred to, no cllerert his stock ol a mere nominal rato and lound no bidders. AHXK.lt DDI BI.EDaY, Brevet Vlsjor General Tniiod States Army.? BOARD or POLICE. At a meeting ol the 1'olico Hoard yesterday Goorge Hall was appointed messenger to the Treasurer, at a silarv of ffl'.O per yenr. in the place ol Irnnk Cosgrove, mado patrolman. Janiea Terwllliger was appointed a clertt in the Central Office at a salary ot $l,ww per an num. 11 Murtha was appointed patrolman. Roundsman 1'sret whs trauslcrrod irom the Eigh teenth to iho Eleventh precinct, and Roundsman Martin from iho Twtniy-Orai lo lha Fourtaantu, NEWS IN THE CITY. Helena Allien, aged seventy-two, of No. 15 Tomp. kins sired, died suddenly last nlgbt 111 3 More al No. Grand street. The following assignments were yesterday Died In the County Clark's office:?Varnum E. Cooper and Francis 1>. King to lleyinea 11. Liwenthal. Tbo charitable Hebrew ladles of New York city will find at No. 3K1 Rust lo.'uh stroet, New York, a poor but respectable laimly worthy ol tbelr early attention. Coroner Ellinger was notified ol llie death of Conrad Vlctoiy, at the Ninety-ninth street Hospital, and ol Charles Klaus, ngcl flit)-one, of No. 418 East Niuth street. Morrissey &? Ca baro let their pool room until May 1 to Maurice Daly, who will lake possession ou Monday next and open the place aa a billiard hail. Morrissey & Co. relaiu tlieir private olUees. Robert Thompson, alias John McGec, who was ar rested some days ago ou a charge of attempted bur I jjlarr, in Weal Fifty-sixth street, nnd stealing t-lT>0 worth of jewelry Iroin .No. 45 West FUtietli street, was committed fur trial ut iliu l?ifty>so*cnth .Street Court yesterday, In default of ??,000, ou both cbaryss. Shortly alter sevon o'clock last nucht Henry Rat- ? ledge, aged Ulteeu, of No. 318 East Elcvont 1. street, I while crossing Broadway and Waverloy place, was ac cidentally knocked down and run over by Engine Na il'l, driven by Cleuioul 1* Daniels, on the way lo the Ore al No Ml Third avenue. The buy's legs and collar bo>ie wero broken. Uo was attended by l?r. Horn, at the Fillconth precinct station house, and sent lo Belle vuo tlospltal. Mary .Salmon, agod thirty-two years, living at No. 38 Hicks street, Brooklyn, attempted suicide eariy i yesterday morning In a cell In the I'rlnce street station j house, where aho was confined on a charge of disor- I derly cocduct, by banging herself with a ribbon to iho i cell door. Sbo waa discovered by Captain McDonnell, who quickly cut her down and sent lor Hr. Horn. A few moments longer would have proved latal. Sbi? was soon restored and taken lo court in tho proper timo. Coroner EJImger held an Inquest In tbo case of Joseph llendrelei, a native ol France, sg> d lorty-slx, ! of No. 008 Klorentb avonue, who was accidentally burned to death during a firo caused by Iho ignition of some benzine on Iho bth Ult., ut No. 1,512 Hroadway. The place in queation is tbo dyeing cs'ablisiiineni of Mrs. .Mario Olvez. Deceased, Wlio wa? employed there, bad in his band a can of benzine, which ho dropped and which accidentally ignitod, setting fire to thu house and causlug the death of the unlortunale Hen drelel. Coroner Woltman was notified yestorday morning of tho iludtog of tho body of au unknown man, about fifty yoars of ago, in the North Hirer, oH pier 4, by Officer McEvoy, of the Twonty-sevenlh precinct. De ceased was uboul llvo feet five inches bign, had a lull brown hoard, slightly gysy; long, d..rk hair, and wore black clothes, white shin, boots, black lie, und Ivory cuff buttons. The body had not been long in tho water, asihuvest and shin were not wet through, ii was removed lo Iho Morgue. On deceased'* person wero ! found four cents, a knife, a pair of eyeglasses, u tape ! line, a corkscrew und pari ol a footritle. Coroner Croker yosterdsy held Inquests In the fol- | lowing cases:? James McDonald, aged nineteen, employed at the Grand Central Hotel, who accidentally tell down ibo hatchway of the elevator, diod from too ellccls of bis Injuries on ihe .list ult. Josie Cuspedn, agea tbirty-flvo, of Na 35 Knst Hroadway, who while Insane jumped out of tho sec ond story window of bis residence on the 20lh ult., diod at ilollevuo Hospltul on tho 2d Inst. from his in. juries. Eugene Shea, aged sixty, or No. 349 Water street, who tell down stairs ou the 31st ult. died In Kellevuo Hospital on tho 3d InsL from iho Injuries rcceivcd. BROOKLYN. The annual fair for the benefit of the Brooklyn Or phan Asylum was opened last evening al tbo Academy of Music. Fanoy goods aro sold ou tables represent ing iho thirteen original States of tho Colon, presided over by ladles. Application was made yesterday In tho Snprems* Court for tho disohsrge of A. A. Hrown, former pro- j pnetor of the Williamsburg Hreworv, who failed re cently, and was arrested on complaint of John Wright, a Philadelphia creditor. He is now under $10,000 ball. The caso Is sot down tor examination on the 25th inst. Yosterday forenoon Colonel Henry C. Hull, who was arrested last May for killing MlchacI Hussey, bul against whom ihe Kings county Grand Jury (ailed to dod an ludictinout, waa taken into custody on an order Irom District Attorney liritton, issued at thu instanco ol William Headley. Yosterday Bull, as alleged, cilicd st tho ofllce of lawyer W. Head ley, No. ooo Faltou street, tbo latter being sick at the timo, and demanded that bo should sign a legal document disposing ol his calm to a slinro ol property of the company. Mr. Headley reiused to sign iho paper, which greatly in censed tbo Colonel, who used threats of violence against him. The prisoner was arrMgned before Jus tice Morae, Vnd bail was Used at $2,000. As be ivos unable to procure the amount the District Attorney < permitted blui to go on bis own recognisance. NEW JERSEY. The flgbl for tho extension of Washington street, Jersey City, to the Central Haliroad, is bciog renewed and will ho carrloil into tho noxt Legislature. It is eow n quest ion whether private interests shall triumpu over municipal rights. The Common Conncil of Kayonnc has passed a reso lution that no ofT.cer or committee of the city shall purchaso, contract for or ordor supplies or repairs lor an amount exceeding $10. lu eases ol larger amounts the Common Council is to bo consulted. 1 Diphlhera Is spreading Irom tbo lower district of Jorscy City to Hobokcn and the Heights, nnd tbo city physicians aro kepi busy. Dr. Hadden reports a large number of cases in ine vicinity of Heudcrsou and Mor gan strcois. The disjnse Is spreading so alarmingly in l'atcrson that tho Mayor, yesterday, issued his proclamation to enforce sanitary precautions wtib ro. crence to keoping tho streets clean. Jersey City had An election boi cxcitement on Tues day night. Georgo Dufrano wbcoled John O'Hara from Germania Hall, on First street, lo the railroad depot at Marlon and return. The feat was witnessed by a large crowd, who Kept up cheering at intervals, iho wheelbarrow waa ornamento<r w.th flags and bunting. Six or seven similar performances will take place during the ensuing two weeks. Tho Board of Directors of tbs Central Railroad have mado the following appointments:?W. W. Stearns, of Elizabeth, formerly Superintendent of tho Long Branch division, to bo Assistant General Superintendent of tho Central Railroad, Its divisions and branches in New Jersey, and W. S. I'o hemus lo be Assistant General Superintendent ol Ibo Lehigh and Susquehanna di vision and branches. The investigation lulo tho fraudulent payrolls has not yet been comploted. THE NAUTICAL SCHOOL. The annual examination of tbo Nautical School of the port of Now York, by tho Chsmber of Commerce council, will bo beld to-morrow afternoon on board tho seboolship St. Mary's. The ship is now at snchor In tbo Fast River off ilio Wall street ferry. ANOTHER HOTEL REDUCTION. Tbo Metropolitan Hotel has reduced Its prices to suit the times. Tuo rales liorcafter will bo $3 50 per day, except lor the upper floor, which is rated at >3 per day. Travellers wishing to avail themselves of the latter rate can do so by spocllying whou registering. COMMISSIONER FOWLER'S TRIAL. The members of ths Brooklyn Commcu Conncil re sumed the trial of William A. Fooler, the suspended doinoerjiic4.'ointrils?lotiar of tbc Board ol City Works, yesterday afternoon. 1'rosMent French occupied tho chair. John W. Hunter. ex-.?ay?r, was the llrst w it. ness examined by tho Corporation Counsel. Hewus questioned touching a conversation said lo have been be.d .March 1, 1871, at llenipslend, bctwo.]ti the ? mi tractor lor ihe storage reservoir. William C. Kingsiey, ard Engineer MeAlplne, in winch Mr. Klngsiey advo cated tho reservoir neatly a yew before too contract lor ihe work was awarded, General Roger A. I'ryor, counsel for the deletidanl, objected to tbo questions being admitted. After a lengthy debate tho questions were overruled. The witness llien testiflcdlo having heard the conversation in question. Several docu ments In conooction with tho reservoir sere placed in evidence and the case adjourned till this afieriiooo. LONG ISLAND CITY POLICE. The Long Island City l'ollce Commissioners, at their meeting yesterJsy, took sotlon upon tho charges of drunkenness preferred against officers Condon, Foley nnd 1'arcells. They wero all fouud guilty and dis missed irom the hsree. A CHINAMAN ELOPES WITH A WHITE GIRL. [From tho Portland (Oregon) Bee, Nov. 3. For several months past thorc bas been employed as a waiting maid In tho family of General Sully, ut Fort Vancouver, a young and handsome girl,' whoso nam* we suppress for obvious reasons. There baa also been employed, as cook ami general servant, a China man, who Is described as being a smart l? How, and in |>ersonal appearance far abovo the average of bis race. Evidence* of aflecllon have of late often .been noticed between tbo two, bul it was passed oil ns a joko and nothing serious (nought of (he tnutier tlil olio day last week, when both tbo girl and tho Chi- | unman were missing. I'poo inquiry It was ascer tained I lint thev hail como over lo this city logeiner by steamer, llero all trace of iheni was losl. ana It is supposed they took overland passtg- for California. Tho mother ol the young lady is in great distress over her daughter's departure and disgrace, and wo under stand bas left lor Saa Franciioo in quest of the lugl. . tirei. LITERATURE. "DEIRDRE," THE KEW WISH POEM: AH AS CIEKT THEME TREATED IN MODEBE TERSE? THE BATTLES Of TOE EI SOB?DR. EODEHT DWTER JOYCE THE AtJTHOB. BofTOI, Nor. 13, 1878. "Delrdrtf," the Irltb poem waicb forms tbe second number In Roberta Brother*' "No Name Series," bss recently been published, and the orders lor It pour lu thick and Imi, aud, thunka to Irtib patriotism and American curiosity, the first edition will bo taken up almost immediately. As lor the real merit of the book aud Us prospect ol obtaining a hl^b rank In the poetry ol tbe year, a careful examination leada the writer to believe that II liaa inuoh of the former and la well en titled to tbe l.itter. The gossip about "Deirdrd" has been slightly cheeked by tbe diillcuity about ita name, wbieb waa to Ameri cana a ?stumbling block, and to many Irishmen fool ishness on accouct of the accent, but gradually people have loarned Hint It Is pronounced "Beer- ?Iree," und use It as glibly at if they had boos born in Ulster liko the lovely Dcirdro' bersell. Tbe story is founded on an ancient ti.ielic poem belonging to tho class called "Oitithe" or "Deaths," aud entitled "Tbe Death of the Children of I'snach." The Utetnn was used by Mcl'her son In "Dar-ihula," but In bis usual modest way tbe author of "Osaiau"' retrained Irom acknowledging bla obligations. Tbe timo of tbo story Is early In tbo Christian era, contur>cs before Malichi woro tbo collar of gold. To begin at the beginning of tbe Isle, King Connor Maetessa's storyteller lias ono latr daughter, wboin ho by no moans lovo* passing wo'.l, Inasmuch as at bcr blrtb C.ilfa, the King's Druid, predicted that she should be the illrelnl spring .of woes unnumbered to Eman. I'noaunted by this lormiduolt) prophecy King Connor determines to rear tho babo to bj his wile, and builds a sumptuous palace lar apart, and surrounded by a giant wall, guarded by a triplo gate ol brass, (or bcr home. Hero Deirdrt? grows up, seeing only CalTa, hor tutor, the King, her nurse and I.avarc.itn, the aged datno whom Connor sends sometimes to look alter bis treas ure. fbo Is an cinsh, nitnble-tongued and nimble looted maiden, and when fully grown she Is "In light aud loveliness without a peer." But, alas for King Connor! Luvarcam, llko all go-betweens In Action, seems to have been h predestined Idiot, and on* day when lloirdrd saw a raven drinking blood that had been splllod on snow, and mad* the remark that so many other legendary maidens have made, that sbo should wish her husband to havo hair like tbe raven, checks as red na uloo l unit skin as white as snow, I.uvarcam immediately replies that Nalsl, ton of Usnacb, Is such a man, und amiably brings him to Deirdri? when shs aaks to see him. Small need to say that wheu King Connor sought his bride he sought her In vain, lor she bad Ilea to Alb i or Scotland with Naisi. their babe, Audll aud ArJan, Naisi's two brothers, and 190 followers, 'Neath tlie fresh morn the Usnsnlans joynnsly Still nuwiird Milled, till 'tween two headlands Cray l'lney steered Into a lovely, landlocked usy. V> here <>n their lelt the ?mountain* ruse full hi jh From tlie blue Mater ti> the Inner sky. Rolled In red heath nnd mosses golden brown. H ar on their front ? mu'i.ty stream II iug dawn Its waters through the gre it gorge it had m ad# To tlie ealin hay. In inniiy a bright cascade. Now lost in gn>ves ol pine, now shadowed Rv some et?*ep erag that reareU Its huary head, llnlMiamtneiud by the storms of centuries, 11 till o'er the torest. On their right, tho hreero t'mled tlie light wavelets to the aloping strand * That lay 'tween water and tin* gras>y fund ? firstn. graasr land whereon the autumn flowers i.littered o'er guide and lawu. us gieaut tlie sboa-srs Ol lailing Stars on some tar boreal sea; There o'er tfle sward the lovely rowan tree Drooped with Its elusters all vermilion red Ol berries height. and high its tapering head 'liie larcit uplifted, and tin* silver hulls Of hire les glimmered in m ttieir leruy knolls. Hero they landed and lived tn peace for a season.* Delrdru was huppy, and arged bcr husband to remain always upon this friendly sboro and let lovo bo trium phant over tho King's wrath and CaOa's prophecy. Naisi promises, and With hand still clasped in hers, "O peerless one I" He cried again, "look on thy little son. IWa.v the gods calm through lii.o tuy strange alarm. And with his uilaiit wiles thy soul so charm To hapuuiess that thuu niayst all lorgui 'I hy boding feais; though uever spok'st thon y? ' Rut,that some Uodhead utterance seemed to Hu 4 >rom thy sweet mouth. O best of woiuahkinj, Well sayest thou Uumi Is gain, and Kvti I is<. And wild Ambition's fruit tun bitter dross, And i.ove tho (lower ot life, the priceless gift The gods tlie bra e oestow whose swords are ?wl>k Toguard it. aud whose neait, adeerstty Can eonuner not, nor tire, air, eartu, or sea. Divide from the belov'd!" But wintor and fatntuo togcthor cloae darkly ronnd tbo band of exilej, and ono by ono tbe brotbera go fortb lor food, eaob leading a hungry band "with gnashing teeth and wild, red, roving eyes.'* Ardau and Andll meet tboir brother roturning, driving a great herd ol cattle boloro hint nnd closely pursaed by thoir owner and his men. Tbe Irishmen conquer in tho light that lollowa, but take but one captive, Aran, tho aged cbiel of high Dunthrono. Thoy set him Iree and send bun away with peaoe gilts lor his Ktug, and ho soon returns, inviting thorn to the Court. Deirdrd wisely reminds her husband that tbo King is still un wed, aud that ber iuckless face may attract him'; so tbe women aro left lu too tenia, and Naisi and the King become brotbera in arms Prophecies are not evaded in tbia way, howovor,' and tbo King, Indeed, soca Uolrdrd and coveta her lor bla wife. The exiles llco to their ships, the King follows, and a battlo en sues:? And now Rage found a voice, nnd either side llinndered together: as whnn Wind and Tide ? In adverse battle Join, one lurions sweeps * 1 he lismmsi floods from Blouina's tar-oif steeps Down Mhamon'* bed : one drives with deafening roar 'Tween old Can emy's Itock and Kerry's shorj The botilng ocean in; with high raided back, hpray-briudied, hngn. comes on each watery wraek, Meeting from strand to strand, in ehaoe dread Wide vatluw.ng. while tlie Hashingelouils o'erbsad Ihunder. and downward shoots the hissing sleet; h?> nn the swiri.n : hrine each lionile lluet In K'ant contlut wrestled. Naisi was couqttoror in this fight, and gallod away a day and a night's journey to an Isle, where tbey lived fur Ave years. Meanwhile tho King Connor's chlefiains long lor tbe return ol tbo exiles, and ask him to recall them, lie consents, bnt with treachory In bis heart. He secretly aaks Conal Carna and Cahttlltn what, in their judgment, should be tbe doom of tho man who should slay Naiai; and each, although tbe King baa aaved tbe livea of both, aays that only death sbould reward such an assaaaiu. Korgus Koyson, or Macroy, the third chiof whom the King con anlia, aaya tbe ssme thing; but Conner art fully arrangea matters, so that Fergus is com pelled, altor couducting tbe exiles back to Kmnnla, to leave them to pursue their way under tho guidnnco of bis two sons. Kogan, of Keartiniaighe, meets Nnist near the King's shining town and sluys him, and In tbe atrugglo that follows the sons ol Usitaoh, their followers and Vargas Maeroy's son an all killed. Fergus and his friends collected their forces, fought with King Connor, slew his son, plundered and burned his capital and then retreated on Connaught, Issuing thenoo at Intervals to Join In battle wild tbe rhtcls of Cladh. Meanwhile Detrdrd is kept In continemenl by King Connor for a long year, during which no stuMo lights her lovely laco. But at last, satod with the sight of this passive unguish. King Connor sent lor F.ogan, Naisi's mur derer, aud gave Deirdrd to him. But the daughter ol F.rtn ts uo Andromache to submit passively to b? the slave ol her t^usband's murderer, and whon he Is tak ing her home she flings horsclf from his chariot aod dashes out her desperate brains against a rock. There uro bits ol tho poem that aro more Homeric than norrls, as, for instance, ibis prayer:? Ah. woe Is me 1 von learfnl cloud of gore. Yon tr.-esing, bslelul port* nl of the air. 1 speak aud oresthe in nlo.iu while It hsntrs there 1 Thon Deest not I il.en to Vitnnu.in I pray? l.ord ot the crystal gi?ainin? realm or sprar, hince iiore no Iiuhioii heart. an heedniv ineg-.i I vail on tlies! Rise from thy avure throne ' ' iteueal It the bin- s iy nilrroring. changeful mead tit m'tiati limitless, and In my need liear thou my call, it e'er in uiher days Of Joy snd dawning lot e I i>ang thy praise To sound of harp snd ear-bewitching Im.i Arise, tl Mnnsiian, with volet not mute III warning, my belov'd ones to rimrain . from their destruction! Ah! In vain, lu Taln 1 call and cry to thou lor pitying ruth ; Vet think? oethink thee of my girlish tonth >ly palace lair, my ganieu all'iigiei ni ' Willi many tinted biennis, n.yJoyuu, stteara That due :i living prayer with melody ot tnsay ?ong? went luurtnuring on t? thee Freighted eacu morn and evening's dewy hours Ri mess poor hainis with wreaths ot votive flowers For thy delight, l^ird of the rrystai raves And pearl ioned mniirlons 'neath the world ol waves! ? hen h ar my er.v, the walling groans that start Ol agony Irom out my breaking heart, And iurn my lov'd on?s irom the dreadfal snare! Thla bit from ? battle scene sounds strangely Ilka Greek:? v Ardsn fleree and etroag At tho same moment joined the struggling throng. That for a dreadful space swayed to and Iro, In desperate conflict mi ted. till far below 'I lie stream-lied seemed as if the tumbling flood llnd torn from out Its roots some wintry wood. And swei>t it downward with resounding roar, I'lioslng Its gorge nnd tearing all its mite Willi Iossing tr.iii* mid l>ra en and Nickering spray ; bit raged between the cliff, the clamorous tray, i I use packed and Joined lit ? ae great whelming wave Ui struggling men end bickering spear and giaivol TUN AtfTEOR who wrote "Deirdrd" wot a question for aome lime. Wo have two Irish pool*, Johm Bo/le O'Htilly and Robert Dwyer Joyce, the author J respectlvly "Songs of the Southern Soas" aud "Ballads of lrt?tJ Chivalry." The loruier, onco a Fenian cunspiratoi ?ml afterward a political prisoner lo Australia, i? now a newspupor proprietor and a tiard working editor. * tlia poetry, although bo seems to bo a thorough Irish man, la cosmopolitan in its tono. He lovoa hi* country, be hss suffered for her, but the world and mankind are more t# hi in than any land or any race, anl bs writes on custom* coinmou to all rather than oa ilio-e which only au Irishman can leeL Dr. Joyce, on the other ban J, although he seems able to sound every chord ou the tiarp of Krin, rarely touches any o:hor lyre. His "Ballads" are fn many keys, but Ire land Is still the theme, and their word* are often writ ten 10 tbo music or Irish airs. He Is a quiet, polished gentleman, whoso face is known lo few outside at his circle of patients and personal iriends, bat who realizea ;n himselt the portrait of the scuo.arly, versatile sons of Kr;n, whom Lover and Lever and Miss Kdgoworth, aud all who over knew them, have delighted to oalnt. I nut I>r. Joycc wrote "Deirdrd" there is aa longeca^p doubt. THE MENZIES LIBKAKY SALE. The sale of the Mcozlos Library,iby George A. Loavttf k Co., was continued yesterday afternoon and laei evening, There was a good attendance and lively bid ding, tbo most important sale of ihe week being cll-'cicd. The largest price yot paid lor any work was g.ven by Mr. Joseph IV. Drexel lor Irrlng's "Ufa o| Washington"?*?., (4.080. It contains Ave volumes of "Washington's Lllo," by Irving, nnd the author's manuscript of chapter 20, volume 4, bc.okles ttio ''Character and Portraits ol Washington," by Henry T. Tuckerinan; the whole uxteuded to twelve volumes. In addition to 103 India proof plates, there are 1,700 inserted Illustrations, including 222 portraits ol Washington. 801 portraits of his compters and associates, nnd nlnetv-eight auto griiph letters, notes, 4a., ten ol wbicb are by Wash lugtun. i hi- next highest price paid lor any work ao far was (1.U05 lor Caxton's 1482 edition ol me I'olycbroncon, likewise bought uy .vlr. Droxel. The Chnrlemont copy once brought nearly 12,400. Among other large prices paid I AT huotts at yesterday'* sale were the follow* tug:?$300 lor J. Tysaher's -'Treatise Concerning the Fruitiul buyuigsol David tho King." This voluma i oars ibe imprint ol Wviikyii de Worde, London, 1400. "America 1'uintsd to' the Lllo," by F. Georges, Loadou, 1 brought 3200. A small vol uine ol Gregurious Magnus, printed, about 140( by Fust 4 Schaillcr, sold lor (142 .SO lno "Hipiiothoca Grenvilllaua" brought (104. Duly sixteen copies ol this work were printed. Three vol umes of tlnkluvt's "Navigations," printed In 1580, 15W-1000, cud 1800-12, brought (108, (225 and (100, rosiMCltvely. ''A True Discourse of the Present Kstate ot Virginia," by H. llnmor. was soid for (220. This Is a lino eopy ol the very ram original edition. Tho "Kxpositlo Mytnboli Apostolorutn." ol S?. Jerome, was bought lor $0'^ 50. It was printed by /oil. at Coiogne, about the year 146a Daniel Horstuunden's "Proceedings In the Detection of the Conspiracy lo liurn Now York" was disposed of lor (24Ul William Huub.ird's "Narrative of (ho Troubles With the Indians In New England" brought $200. Francis Iligginsuu's "New Knglaud l'lanlatlon" sold for (08. John Higglnson's "Cause of Go<i and His 1'eople lu New "England" brought (50. Tbis volume was printed 111 the same year | with and by ono ol tho printers ol Klioi's Indian Bible. A copy of tho 1018 edition ol ' Ihe "Heurss it I'Usage de Koine," brought (07 50. llarrissu's "Notes on Columbus," privately printed in f this city ten years ago, brought (57 50. "A Glass lor ! thu Poople ol New Kngland?tn which they may suo themselves and spirits, and, il not loo iate, turn from thoir abominable ways aud cursed contrivances," was bought for *03. Thu author ot this work was 8. Grootn. A line copy of a raro edition of the '?Gospel Order llsvivod'' brought (57. Garden's "Anecdote* ot the American Revolution" was sold lor (45. The sale is progressing rapidly. A nunibor of books havs brought very large sums, bui tunny have la:ica far below itieir expected price. AN ANECDOTE OF MRS. HAYES. [From the Warren (Ohio) Tribune.] The simplicity of manners wulch makes Governot Hayes aud his family so popular with the poople is wall Illustrated by an incident that occurred in,1863. Colonel Haves wan thou in camp with bla regiment at Charleston o, W. Vs. While there Mrs. Hayoa visited her hatband and made a short sojourn lu camp. James Parker, of Mesopotamia, Trumbull county, was a good-natured, Joll^ "hoy" In ono of the comoanles of Hayes' roglment Soon alter Mrs. Hayes' arrival, and bcloro It was known to all the boys, l'arker was ex* pressing his regrets to some of his oomrados (feat (hart was no ona to mend hia biouso and pul pockets In it. Ono of '.hem repilod, "Why, Jim. why don't you tsko It to the wo man who d?es the sewinj lor the regiment, and get her to tlx itT" "Didn't know tbere w?s such a woman. Whero Is she?" asked l'arker. ".Sbo's up in tb'o Colonel's tent," said bis comrade, "and II you'll take your blouse up there she'll meud it lor you. That's what sho's hers lor." The unsophisticated Parker at once started lor tho Colonel's tent, blouse In hand. Colonel Hayes politely returned his salute, ln? vned him in, and inquired whai ho wanted. He re plied that he wanted his blouse mended and pooketa put In It, und that he understood there was a woman there to do sswiag for tbo regiment. Tha Colonel tonic In the situation at ouce. With a merry twinkle in h>s eyes he called to Mrs. Hayes and asked her if sb? could lis the soldier's blouse. She promptly accept cd tho job, and told Parker ta call for It In the afternoon. Whon Parksi Returned to his coraradcs they wore looking out lor some lun. "Where's your blouse?" they asked. "Why, 1 left It with tbo woman, to be tlxed," said Parker. Aad whon, in answer to their further ques tioning, ho told them how tne Colonel received him, and how kindly the woman undertook the Job of Ox Ing his blouse, the boys could hardly tall whether tht joke was on Jim or ob tnemselves. And when, latei in the day, Parkor appeared with his blouse neatly tuoaded and two ample pocketa In it, he waa the hero or his company. li may well bo tuisglned that the incident did not lessen tho popularity ol the gallant Colonel and his wiiu. Poor Jim died in the service, and his name, with mmv others, fs engrived on the beautiiul monu meni in Mesopotamia. A CANADA DOY MISSING. Tbo Montreal Star of tho litb iosU says:? A boy named ltobort A. Foster, of this city, left boms ou ibo aist tilt. Wnen last hoard of he was at til. Hyaciutlie, making lit) way, with two other hoys, te Porilaud, with tho internum, ho said, of shipping tc Liverpool. His poor mother is In a state of distraction about him, and would thank any one who would gtvs hor any information concerning his present where abouts. The lollowing is his descriptionHo was thirteen vears or age. with intr hair and blueeyea; waa dressed In a pilot overcoat, seamed w.tb rod, and had on a Scotch cap. with chccqucrod band. Mrs. Foster's address is No. 44)* St. Charles Uorroinmee street. A JUMPING THIEF. [From the Cleveland (Ouio) Leador, Nov. 8.] A lady stopptug at the Forasi City House returned to bcr room, which she had left unlocked for a few minutes last evening, nnd saw a colored man id it, With a singular presence of mind she locked tha dooi and nolifl'.'d the clerk, who repaired to the room. Openlug it he lound tho man had gone, whither he was unable to tell unless an open window coula solve tbo mystery. Subsequent events led to tho belief that tha mnn must have bccomo so afraid of captura that ha risked s (lying leap out of Ibe window, the room being on Ihe third lloos. About the timo ha waa looked la a couple of men 111 Solotnonson's optician store on Su perior street saw a colored man come dashing down through their awning, feel first, and with as much force that he ripped a hole clout through it, and landed In a sitting poature on tbs pave mi'nt. They captured bim and asked him what ho meant by shooting ifnwn like a raoteor out ol tha sky. He replied ihat he bad Jum|>od out of the second tloor window, but was unable to toll what he meant by taking so short u cut lo the pavement. Tbo men finally let him go. He sat on a h-ix lor a few moments nnd then proceeded siowly down tha street, limping as he went. lie was subsequently arrested while anting ou a box on Seneca street. Ho gavo his name as Mosci Jlobinson. said ho lived at tbo rear of No. 410 Perry street and wns twenty-aeren years ot ago, but denied the jumping entirely. Ho waa ideutillcd by parties who saw him aa being the party who took the leap. At tbo time of tbo Jump ha had a drossod ehicken un der ono arin and a uosen aud a halt of eggs in ono pocket. Ouly threo ot tho Matter wore broken. Aa *38 was missing Iroin tho room tti the hotel, Kobinson was charged with being a suspicious person. Us was locked up. A MIDNiOHi MUJKDER. [From tlio Meriden (Miss.) Comot.] , List Thursday night, about twelve o'clock, Mr. B4< wards, living live or six miles In tha country, and father of Dr. Kdwards, of this rtty, wns shot by Joha Lackstt, living in the neighborhood, Irom tbo effo<t? of which he soon dlod Lickctt went out to Mr. Ed wards', where bis wife was, at n late hour snd de manded that she accompany him home. She being In delicate health Lackclt was prevailed upon by a lady present to let his wife remain antil morning. Thta seemed to enrago him and ho aluppod her ovor. In the mUrri which ensued Mr. Kdwards. a man ovor seventy years ol nko, very fccnle, iiacrepid aud really not a rational mart, npproucliud him, wliun ho was knocked down the second and third times. He got hold ot a gun, tha contents of winch lie discharged at Ins antagonist, but , It is supposed hu inls?od ins aim, or more probably ha never aimed at ull The lire was returned i>y Lackelt, shooting him three times with a pistol, Irom tbo(efl'ects ol which he died. Lackutt immediately Ileal, and up to this timo baa not been heard Irom. Theullairbaa created a good deal ,ol sympathy lor tha relatives of ibe deceased, snd diligent aearch will ba made for tb? L murderer who wminitted thu lottl midnight deed. ?