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The Cost of Transmitting Bank Notes (or Redemption. GREAT EFFECTS FROM SMALL CAUSES. Annual Report of Surgeon General Barnes. CONDITION OP THE MEDICAL DEPARTMENT. FROM OUR REGULAR CORRESPONDENT. WASHmaTOii, Oct. 18, 1878. VMM TRANSMISSION OF BANK NOTES TO WASH INGTON FOB BIDISMPTION?XUPOBTANT EFFECT OF 8ECRKTAUY SHERMAN's RECENT OBDEB?HOW 'J HE VOLUME OF THE CCU BE VOT IB AFFECTED. TO* merits ol tho controversy between the banks ?nd the Secretary o! tho Treasury on the subject of bt* reoeut order, requiring tbo baoka to pay tbe ex pense ol transmitting baalc notes to Washington for redemption, will be better understood by the public when It is known Ibat Heretofore this expense lias been borne by tbe backs wbose notes bave been sent In for redemption, and not by the sending banks. Uudcr tbe former praotico tbe banks In tbe large lilies were prompt to sood in lor redemption all tbe totes ?( country banks deposited with them In ibe ordinary coarse of business?toe banks in Now York, irbos* liabilities are always so beavy, being stimulated by tbe desire to fortily and enlurge their greenback reserve. Tb* cost of redemption, including the car riugo both ways, and tho expense of renewing worn ovt currency, bas been charged op to tbe banks, wbose notes were so rodeemed or renowed, according to the number ol notes or pteccs of paper, and not according to tbe denominations or total laoe value ol the currency. A one dollar national batik note costs tbe bank Issuing It as much tor expressago or rcnewul as a Ore hundred dollar bill. Tuo effect ol this regulation among tbe Now York banks was the gradual withdrawal ol all their notes below tbo de nomination of $10. for small sums they used green backs or tbe notes ol tho country banks. Any surplus ol the latter they sent to Washington for redemp tion, and thus Kept themselves plentifully supplied With legal touders against acy increase ol liabilities occasioned by an expansion ol deposits representing credits given by tbe banks to tbeir customers. But oil this bas been cbauged by Secretary Sher man's order requiring the sending banks io pay tbo exprestage. as a consequenco tlio banks are not In ?uob a harry to transmit tbeir surp'ua deposits of curreuey lor redemption. Naturally tbey are less willlog to tako national bank notes on deposit, bc o 'Use doing so woald necessitate tho tylng-up of Iweptj-llve per cent in greenbacks. Hence tbe oat try sguinst tbe order. And now cornea a new branch of tho controversy II la obsrged mat lb* effect of the order la a virtual contraction ol tbe currency, aod tho fall In atocks In Wall atroet last week and tbe diminution ol legal tenders in tbe bank statement are cited as evldonce ol tbls tendency. On the other band it U contended by some ol tbe officials ol tbe Treasury that the order Will work an expansion of tbo currency?at least in a popular souse?in regions outside the lew great cities wbleb are carrying heavy lines ol discounts. Their argument Is quite Ingenious. They say that the law requires a deposit ol legal tender notos equal to five per cent of the total elreulalton ol each nation a*, bunk to Oe Kept on deposit at too Treasury tor tbe purposo ol tbe redemption of Its notes. This fund amounts in round numbers to $16,000,000 and is constructively at nil times to tbe eredit of tho?e banks, eltber In legal tenders or tbelr own notes. Roaemptlons of national bank notes bare averaged all tbe way from $500,000 to $1,600,000 por day. Of $6?0,000 redeemed it la lair to assume that $100,000 Is flt for recirculation and $400,000 unfit. Tbe flt notes are fmmedutely for warded by express to the banks of issue, and tbe unfit to tbe Comptroller ol tbe Currency lor dostructlon ?nd replacement by new notee, which sre also for warded to tbe banks of Issue, wntcb meantime bavo boon ealled upon to make good their Ave per cent lund by deposit ol tbe discrepancy at tbe noarest sub treaiury. This deposit must bo made, to oonform with law, In legal lender*; but tbo law has been con timed to allow a bonk to forwsrd lor redemption ibe notes of other bunks In payment ol lie owo notes re deemed. lu eltber ouao payment must be niude at onoe, and Ibe volume o( curroocy ae a matter of course Is thus contracted lor tne $100,000 Dt note* and tbe $100,000 in paymeut are out ol circu lation during this trsnslt and exchange. Four hun dred thousand dollars bus been at the same time for wardod to tbe nearest Hub-treasury, or the Oepart iuo.it at Wasbiogton, In payment of tne unfit currency which bad boen transferred to tbe oflloo ol tbe Corap* troller of ibo Currency for destruction and reissuance In new note*. Tbe old notes must be counted before destruction, snu tlio new notes before tbey are lor. aarued to the bunks of Issue. New notes must be ilgned by tbo presidents and casnlers ol the banks belore tbey can be laaued. Tbe process of destruc tion, lorwarding and reissuance take* time, somen men considerable time, as happens wnen banks through tversigbt bavo not kept up tba aupply ol new totes In tbe nanuaol tbe Comptroller of tbe Currency, fbo volume of currency Is therefore contracted 10 tbo extent ol $100,000 for the length of time u takes tbo aotos redeemed aod tbe legal tenders In payment to resoh tbelr destination, and to tba extent ?f $400,000 more lor tbe length of time It tskes to Mont las old notos and to lorwsrd snd reissue tbe sew. As transactions ol tbia nature have aone limes reaoned la one day tbo sum of $1,600,000 it Will readily bo seen to what extent tbe currency is contracted lUoreby. It is safj to assume tbst st all HBMa nnuor tbo former system of rssumptions from $10,000,000 to $13,000,000 was oonitautly out ol elrou< latlon, not to spoak of tlio $14,000,000 constituting Ibe Ive per eent lund. More than ibis, bunks bud to ko prepared at all times to meet these Isrge demands, srbich went around with nstonlsbing regularity onoe t fortnight and frequently oltener. At tlmos tbe lomaod for redemption ol these ontiooal bank notes baabsea so Incessant tbat the redemption lund has boon redaoed to a merely nomloal amouat, and ibe redemption ageney baa been put to lis trumps to ?void "suspension ol psyuienu" and bad to mates loud cills upon the delinquent banks lor '?mors Mortar.** Ths argument continue* that the order or the Secro lary, by decruaaiug the ambition ol tbo btnka to sand In oacn other'* note* lor redemption, baa csuiod snd Is causing lbs $15,000,000 r< quired by laWtobekept is a redemption luud to slay in, while tho national ?auk noted so out, and the large amounts that bave Ken constantly kopt In transit are restored to tbo Ibannea ol trnde. Further, tho amounts kept on band by tbe banks to meet "calU" nro put into eircu. latlon and tbe volume of currency thereby expaodod. i Such is ono view of ths matter. Who will sotilo the dispute f B1MON CAMKBON AKD TUB St)IT Or MBS. MABT OLlVi.Il. but ?? the readiest war ot stopping an unnecessary scandal. GENERAL WASHINGTON DESPATCHES. Waxhingto*. Oot. 18, 1878. ANNUAL BEFOBT OF SOIIGEON GENF-KAL BAllNKB. The annua! report of Surgeon General Barnes, United States Army, la just completed and baa been aubinltted to tbe Secretary ol War. It shows that tliero wore disbursed during tbe year aa follows: For modtcal and hospital supplies |4?'hat Expenses ol purveying depots * ? <> ' ? J'?y ol employes ~'"Z 7 471 HI Medical attendance, nur.ing, fcc ? Miacellaneoua expenses 0,111 Tnt?. $100,645 03 ft ?lanoe J una*80." 'l'bTS *09.988 07 Xue greuter port ol this balance baa alnce been dta bursed, and tbo remainder will be required in luiflll Ing contracts made beiore June 30. There were furnished during the year eighty-three ariittotal lltnbi to disabled soldiero, while 1,700 drew commutation lot tbe aamc. Tbe monthly reports ol sick and wounded represent an averago menn strength ol the army of 20,79-1 whlto and 1,806 colored troops. The total number ol death* reported Irom all causes was 256. Ol those 121 died Irom diseases and 136 ot wounds, aceidenls and inju ries. Tho preponlon ol deaths Irom all causes to cosos treated was 1 to 107. The removal ol garrisons Irom threatened points, although in some instances delerred later than pru dcnce would dictate, bas saved the array Irom any serious losses during lbs prevalence Of ths dreadtul epidemic ol yellow fever which has provud so fatal this year araeng the cluxeus ol the Southern States. The only otses reportod In tho army up to September 1 ocourred lu a small detachment lelt at Jackson Bar racks, iltw Orleans, when tbe garrison was removed. Tbora were Ave oases and two deaths ta this detach ment Ho next refers to the work In the record snd pension divisions ol the office, and says:? The numbor of offloial demands upon this division durtug tbe 0?oal year lor luloriuatlon as to tbe oause ol death in the case of deceased soldiers and the hos pital reoord of Invahda was 21.074, being rather more ito'tc it*? a?orag? number of sucu ueinaods r#coiv?a annually since 1870. The number of unanswered catea on hand at tbe done ol the previous Useal year wus 18,607, making the total number or oatea to be searotiod during tne year 30,771, lie then relors to the Increase of tbo olerloal loroe in this division, autheruod by Congress at tbe laat session, and says tho beneficial cfTeci ol this Inoreaso ol lorce was speedily lelt and thut they are now gain log upon me eases in arrear. In the division ol surgical reeords a large number ol very interesting and oompleto reporta woro re colvod during tho past flscal year Irom medioal offi cers of tbo army serving on tbe Ironttor with troops engaged in Iudlan hostilities on various matters con nected with army aurgery, bat perbaps no subjeot re ceived such oarelul attention aa that ol conveying tbo sick and wounded Irom the field ol battle to polnta ol gaiety, and many were tbo devices that suggested tuems'olves to practical officers to make tbo Journey as comiortabio as posslblo to the patients entrusted to their care. The work upon tho aurgical statistics of tho war was continued. During the last fiscal year 671 cases ol wounds and Injuries ana 471 coses ol surgical oper ations bavo been entered on tbe registers. Tbo ag gregate is 268,927 oases nowt tubulated. About 2,000 volumes and 3,000 paiupleta have been added to tbo library during tne past year, making the total num ber about 46,000 volumes aud 60,000 pamphlets. Tbo index catalogue, Including original papers in medical Journals and transactions, bas been oompleted to iiate and tno work of clasellieatlon by subjects, In cluding tbe preparation ol a network ol oross reler ences is so near completion that the work can be sent to tho press at auy time ?nl pasnod lorwsrd as rap idly as the necessities of carelul proot-readlug wtl oermit. He earneatly renews tno recommendation that Congress should authorize tho printing of this catalague, saying:? Ol Its great utility, not only to tbe medical profes sion, out through that proieaslon to the people at 'ante there can ho no doubt, and there are apecial rea sons'whr It sbould bo placed beyond the roach of casualty, and mado accessible to pnyatcians with as little do ay as possible. I unow ol no action within tlio power ol Congress which would at this time so ureutly alii medical education, the treatment ol dis ease and the preservation ol tne puolic health, as the publication and dtatrloution ol this index cataloguo among our leading physicians, surgoous and ny gieniats. Tho work on tbe eeoond volume ol ??Tho Medioal History ol the War" bus steadily progressed, 362 pagos baving been stereotyped doling the year. Tho requirements oi the army as to medioal officers during the past year have been as follows:?Number of permanent posts, 165; number ol temporary posts and substations, 14. Total, 174, The number ol military expeditions to tho Hold dur ing the year was 37. Those expeditious required tho services ot 60 medical offlcprs. There are now fifteen vacancies In the grade ol as sistant surgeon. He refers to the act of Juno 2,1876, reducing tne number ol assistant surgeons to 126, ?nd says any lurtbor reduction In the number of mcdlotl officers would bo unwise, expensive and to tbo injury to tbe service. Tne present disposition and occupation of troops create* a necesetty for additional medioal aid and it bas been lound expedient, eoonotnioai and in every ii.stauoo absolutely necesssary, to employ physlolant nnder contract to meot such domanda. Suou employ wont terminates wnon the omorgency ceasos. BEECHLB AND 'J 114 INDIANS. TBK NATION DENOUNCED VOB ITS INJUSTICE? NO 110PK IN CONGRESS?AN ABOUBED PUBLIC SENTIMENT NEEDED. Father Beeson, wbo iia? davotad the last iwinljr flvo yesrs of bis life In behalf ol Jastlce to Aba In diana, ?aa at i'lymouth Church prajrar meeting last uigui, and at the invitation of Mr. Uoecber apoke lor a low mluutes, giving no outline ot tba experienco ol bin Itle. '1'bls led M* Unccber to talk about tho trans gression of God's moral laws by a nation, and ho aaid that ihoae transgressions were never aaved up lor Qnal punlahment at tha Judgment Mat. individual transgressions miubt bo, but uational judgments never were. It was a great pity, he said, that nation! could not bo arruignsd lor tueir sin* like individual*. Ihia wai illustrated uy u releronoe to tne anti-slaverjr con flict that wan atunulatad, he said, by avarice auu tna ambition of I'Oiiticun*, and this sin of slaver/ waa punished oy the sacrifice of tne lives and tba shed ding ol tho blood ol many thousands ol men. Iha puniblimcut of the nation wus out euded with tho consequences ol war; it waa found, jto-day, in tne political evils that lollowed, as in tha wrangles beiweou tha .Northern aud Southern states, the quar rels ov.fr tue Presidential election, the inflation and tna coutraotlou ol the currency, with all tne bualueaa ot the whole nation stopped and Interiered witn. All this was tho turning oa of the viala ol the wrath ol God lor the injustice at tus Aiueriaan people to the slaVo. TBI laouxa. Mr. Beeeber then spoke about tho Indians and said that tho history ol tins nation In us relations with tne ludtaus w?a that ol culrago and domination, lb* paililinu ol Poland was ss notb'ug in comparison to it; uor ware tua wrongs dote by soy one nation to another in Kurupe comparable ta lUose mat had been done to these Indians by this bard beaded, bard banded, aud hard baarted people ol tba United States. Mr. lJaecbar said that hu wns acquainted with an army officer holding a very Ingn position, who waaninun not likely to bo curried away ny ruore eutuusiasin, mm that oflicer Iiad told him tnat It waa not tho hardship or tha sulH-riugs tba wore diUlcult to bear as it Was the over oonsunt tbougut that the Indians were right, and nobody knew it so well vs tba Mildiers wbo baa to light than ana destroy tbetu. .That ? ftlcar said tuat hu always believad wuat an Indian told him, but that he noV' r believed wiiat a whlto man said, (tad would uever lorgat this cry of tba Indian lor jnsiior, anu the nation would be, ana was, puuished lor It* slistneiul treatment ol this weaker people. TUB MOXOOLIA.ia. A similar course of couduot was parauod In refer ence to tho Mougollan*. In iha conflict of labor tba Chinese worn sublet to outrage, aud it wss sought bv locsl and by national legislation to do that which was contrary to all tho priuolplua ol tha American people, to sound political economy and to every in stinct ol liberty in shutting out tbla Mongolian raoe from our shores. liroibor llul auggestod Hint tbla waa a good lima lor tba Ubuioh to usa its Inlluouoo in selecting good men to aend to Congress who would use their Influ ence lu the redrost ol these wrongs. Mr. Ukkriikk? II there is no help lor us oxcept that we get ironi Congress, good Lord deliver us. (Laugh ter. I brother Him, (meekly)?There aros fowgood man In Congress. Mr. UnKCiian?Tliero aro n few good men In Con grers; there nre nrtny good men; but what aro thejr against tne politicians, who say ynu lunst not stir up tins question occaUse you will have ail the men on tiiu Irontier Unties against you, ami ihit political ne cessity demands silunco. General (Iran t tried to do sonieltiing, but It *?. little that he cuuld do. Seorolary Sohuri Is uoing somelhiug, but what oau ho do but See that the nupplies are sent to the Indian stents. Ho caulu not prevent the In dians heing largely cheated. It was said, give tne m >u>ifement of tne Indians 10 the arm/, but the bc?t incu in tba army say, "For Uoa's sake uou't do mat," and tbeu they go on to leil you that they would fear It as muin aa yellow lever, lor tba Indian agents would bo mra ta curiupt. ?11 tbe men they had to deal with. Tbo only real remedy 1a tbe creation of a public sentiment that Mill demand a redrew of tbese wrongs, and It ia the duty of the Ciiureb to luitiale that movement by settlug beforo tbe National Legislature every year a statement ol these evls, and by influencing ail around ibem to see to It thai Una sentiment was kept actively at work. I intend 10 preaob about u, aud 1 hope otber clurgymen will slso. A collodion was taken up lor father Beeson.and he went on bis way rejoicing. BRIDGEPORT'S CRIMES. MM. AI.EXAKDEB WHITES MODE LETTERS AMD CLAIMS THAT THK STATE HAS BKTBATED HKB?DISPOSED TO TELL ALL ABOUT THE BESCBBBCTION BUSINESS?BASSETT INDICT ED?DIBCOVEBY OF LENA BBAND'S BOOT? THE CHILD STILL MISSINO. Bbidgbpobt, Oel. 13, 1878. Alter being led back to jail last evening Mrs. Alex ?Oder became exceedingly talkative, and for tbe first tlrao began to expresa anxiety us to her late. She complained that tbe State's attorney bad not kept laltb with her; tbat be bad promised tier ou tbe day when sbe revealed tbe spot where John Wlnebooker's body bad been round to protect bar against all barm, and now sbe louod herself suddenly placed on trial (or hor life. Having uubosomed herself In tbia man ner lo her attendants, sbe at onoe sat down and wrote another letter to State Attorney Olmstead, In wblcb sbe expressed deep regret at baviug confessed all she knew about tbe marder; tbat ino was enraged at seeing herself stripped of bor furniture, and in a moment ol aagsr told tbo story, wblob now lorms part of tbe record. Sne reminded Mr. olmstead that wben sbe loid Chief Marsh and City Attorney Holt all she knew about Bassott, the latter pledged ber protecilob and Rbo bow appeals to tbo State to stand by tbe p'odge thus made by on* ol Its agoots. The offlotals to day, however, deny tbat any snob pledge was mado. All they promised her was that sbe should be protected against bodily harm by Bassoti's friends, who, sbe then feared, would kill her. No protection against any aetten by the conrts was at any time promised uer, though her counsel, It IS stated, will prove mo contrary t>u tbe trial. TUB BKSUKkBOTlOK BUSI.XMSS AND TH* DOCTORS. Mrs. Alexander also repeatedly made the expression, "Dr. landlord had better be careful about what be says," and, upon being urged to tell the meaning ol these words, sbe said that thu time mi*ht come wben she would really tell alL It Is inferred by those who have watched tbe movements ol ibis woman during tbe past few days tbat some time, snd certainly If she is convicted, she will relate iho bottom laots of the entire resurrection business, thus completing tbo dreadlul cbaptor ol erlmo, which tuns lar, according to the belief not ouly ol tbe proeocuting olllcers out ol the detectives, lias been only half told, lu ine mean time those who know whereof tnoy speuk siste tbat upon tbe .Sunday wben the Bridgeport odlcers took Mrs. Alexander iq Or. Saudierd's office, in Now Haven, for tbo purpose of having bor luouuflod, tbo Doctor advised tne olllcers to let iho matter drop, or to leave tbe matter whore It then was, or words to tbat eflecl. The ImnresBlon made upon the olllcers was that the Dootor preferred not to bave tbe matter stirred up. Further, wben iu July last the Doctor refused to accept tbn Winobecker body, ana Mrs. Alexander expressed tbe fear tbat sbe might bave trouble if she took it baok he, It ts alleged, statod tbat sbe no doubt could devise some means bow to dispose of it. in tbe light ol Mrs. Alexander's increased leellng ol hos tility against tbe Yale Professor it Is claimed that tbo resurrection business baa been carried on to a greater extent than medical tnon are as yet willing to disclose. If they do not it Is now quite likely tbat the criminal borseil will soon tell ail sue knows.i bout It simply out ol a spirit ol revenge. BASSSTT'S JNDICTMKXT. Tbe Grand Jury reassembled at ton o'clock this morning, and examlued a large nnmbor ol wltiiessoa, so as to get all tne purlieu ars bearing on tbe share Frank K. Bassett took In mo cbloroiorin murder. Sarah McMano, the washerwoman whom Mrs. Alex ander tried *Ho pot to sleep;" testified that tbe beor wbion was giveu ber to dnnk was vory bluer; sue drank only a few drops of it, then took it lo Bassett, telling blin he'd boner take It back to tbe place where be bought it; he look it back, but be brougbl no other beer. She could not swear tbat It was luundautlm, as sho bad never tasted laudanum lu ber life. Sbe is an innocent, hardworking Irishwoman, wbo now for the first time seems lo. realize tbo uarrow escape she had Irom being murdered. The baker wbo sold Basseit tbe barrel, the sblD captain who identlflod Wmebecker's olothec, Ollioer Arnold and Jailer Weils were aiso ex amined at length. It is believed that tbo Jailer told the Uraud Jury tbe "bottom facts," said to bave been related te bim by Bassett. and wblon be refused to disclose at tbo Coroner's Inquest, wben ho wss placed in contempt. Basseit*s couduct in tbe Jail was also brought to tbo attention of tbe Uraud Jury. His counsel Insist tbat bo is lusane; tbat he Is easily made a tool ol by auy designing person, and both bis parents claim tbat since ohlldhood he bas been acnug iu a manner quite singular. It was near four o'olock when tbe Uraud Jury entered tbo court room and presented a true bill against Bassott. Whoa called on lo speak, in a most unconcerned manner be pleaded "not guilty. '? Bis sislor stood behind bun when the indictnieui was being resd, wbtle nisaotberorled bitterly, 'ihoCourt tben ordered an extra panel of juror* lo be selected from another part ol the county, as it is presumed tbat many Bridgeport Jarors will be cballouged on tbo trial, owing to me wide publicity ulvou to tbe oaso thus far. Bassott's trial will begin u weok from next Tuesday. Tua BOLUTIOX or A30TUBK KYSTXKV. The mystery .ttending the disappearance of Lena lirand or Mrs." Kick ami bar littio daughter to uay wni partially solved ibis morning by the finding of tua noibcr'a body in Asa oreett, about three miles Irom Bridgeport. The body ol tba cbild was, bow* aver, not loaud. William Karrell, a night man con naatad wlib Hie Kairlleid Chemical Works, was going homeward at halt-past seven itits morning, when ba aaw a baud sitoking out ef tbe water. U? called one ot bis fellow workmen's attention to it, und tbe two went buck to the factory, wbara they ob tained a boat and ropes, and, upon roturnlug to tbe spot whero tba hand bad been seen discovered tba body ol a woman that bad apparently been sev eral days iu ti.o water. The body was made list to an adjoining bridge, and tbe men at once repaired to Chief Marsu'a office, who returned with tbutu to tbe creek. The Cbtol ordered the body to be seut to un oartakeraon Main street, wliero it was soon recog nised as that ol Mrs. Kick, i he poor woman obtained a divorce Irom tier husband, ?no is a Hridgeport aa ovu keeper, several years ago. llur jealousy led her, however, to dospalr, and on mauy oooaMoua she bad threatened to drown her sell, with bar youngest cbild. That cuiid has not yet been lound, though orders have been given to explore the vloiolty ol the creek, and tuen were en K'tged all day lu searching lor It. At the Coronet'a mqueat tbie alterneon tbe divorced huabatid ideutl llru some scraps of paper leu behind oy tlie woman as being in ber handwriting. These wore lound in a otgar box, and therein she explains bow llle has be come a burden to ber, bow sue cuiuol see other peo ple laugh and be happy, and that on (laat) Senday uigUt aba and ber child would be at rest. L xzm Kick, a girl ot eleven years ol ?go, was at the inquest, aud identified a pin lound ou her mether'a ureas. Tbe Jury rendered a verdict in accordance with tbe facta aa given abov* MARY "aiTANNAKD'S MUUDEB. ALLEOBD HEW POINTS OF EVIDBNOB?BLOOD OM TBk CLOTHES Ot BENJAMIN 81 EVENS. [OX TBLHUlUl'H TO THB HEB ALiD. ] Nsw Havsk, Conn., Oct. 18, 1879. Two new points in tbe Hayden matter In favor of the accused have come to light on authority ol L. M. Hubbard, one of the counsel lor the defanoa. Daring tbe trial Benjamin Htevens, who at one time lived la Standard's lamliy and was under some ausptoion, tastl lied that a knife produoed In court waa the only one he owned. One of the new points ts that soon alter bo made the remark that be bad hall a dosen other knives. Tbe other is tuat Trsthlul Stevens, a daughter-in-law ol Heujatnin Stevens, says th>it the day alter the muroer ahe washed tor her lather-ln-law a pair ot pantaioous so covered with blood that she tainted twice while waablug them, and mat In consequence hor health baa sluca that time been very delicate. A BTMAMOin lOMJTirlSb. Mrs. May den testified to seeing, she thought, the same man Who brought Mary dtaunard irom Uuliu ford, Mr. Mtudloy, e)uinlay again passing her house, apparently on the way irom .s tan nurd's the day alter, Monday, or the day belore the murder, lb* imprei slon went forth that Mr. Mudiey waa auspicted and Judge Harrison saw Ot to state In court that be was certain no auipioloa attached lo Mr. Htudley, for he was In Guilford tbe cay of the murder. It now transpirea that me man Bra. Hayden saw In a biwuy that .Moud.ty was 1 D. Wtt, a Matt den coal da iler. He says he drove up tbsl way ihat day, stopped at Mary's house and talked to her about the Wailinglord tornado, asking a uumber ol qoes tiona. He adds he was inuob impreeaed with ber aa being rather more intelligent than he expected lo Ond a resident ol ttist looaliiy. This bears out what also catne out on Mrs. ll.iyden's cross-ex inuuatlon, thiii Mary lol l her that the xiranunr whom ?M (Mr-. Haytten) saw waa a gentleman inquiring about tbe Wailinglord tornado. HKItaiMI Haw KVtDAJCB. Judge Harriaon saya that Hie (Mate has closaly fol lowed all clews coming to llgm through the dclnnce, and hsa not leant! anything ol moment. He will fol low up new polnis, and has directed I'rolessor While to subject Elevens' elm hing and knife to microscopic examination. .Indue llirriaou explains at this late day wny he withdrew irom llto trial In Madison, which was because tbe town auihenites authortxod the stoppage ol expsnies, on tho ground that tno hearing was not Impartial. llUNi'lNU fOtt EVIDENCE. MEW DEVELOPMENTS IN TUB BILLINOH MDR DKR CtSK. [BT TELEOBAril TO TRft HERALD. ] CASAtOOA, O0L 18, 1879. District Attorney Orasby asd bis aasociatea iu the prosecution ef the Hillings murder trial are diligently Uiuntisg uu ? vlueuco. lt-d?j Mr. OrmitP/. Mr. Moaife Detective Wolf and Dr. bwiuburne, of Albany, wen? to Schuylorvllle and bad tb? body o< Mrs. Billings ex humed. They tound ID her skull pieces of lead wbtcb were brokon off (ram the ballet, and tbey also loand other (acts which materially strengthen the case against innings. The officers are retloent, bat seem confident that ih<y have enough new evi deuce against Billings to secure his convic tion. Mr. Lamoreaux, of Billings' counsel, has gone to Schenectady to have Judtie Landou appoint a day to decido upon the application lor (tail. He will bear both sides be.ore rendering a decision, aDd the newly discovered evidence rony influence him. The new developments have un imporiaui bearing upon ItiO character und size of tbo weapon used, ol tbe bullet fired and the velocity ot tbo missile. It may beset down us curt mi that Billings will uot escape without another trial, and bis release on bail id doubllul. MUltDEUED BY IIEli SON. A DETROIT WASHERWOMAN, SIXTT-EIGHT TEARS OLD, 8T iMPED TO DKATII. [From the Bay Cliy (Mich.) Tribune, Oct. IT.] Dctroit, Oct. 10, 1878. A murder of tbo most horrible character was com mitted in tbm city early ibid morning. Mrs. Maine Farreil, a widow, sixty-eight years old, living in what is kuown as the "Potomao" quarter ot the city, was found beside her bed with great clots ot blood oozlug through her btiir. An examination of tbe bead showed a gash four inches long ou the right templo, head and lace considerably bruised and neck broken. Henry Language, a worthless character and son ol Mr?. Farreil by her Urst husband, has been arrosted on suspicion. An inquest Is now in progress. It ap pears thai bolh Language and Mrs. Farreil wore urunk nnd had boen quarrelling ah the night. The only witnesa i* tbe little lour-yoar-old daughter of Language. Toe Detroit Free Prut says:?When asked If she saw her lather have a Q^-ht with her grandmother, she said:? "Yes, last nlgbt danma was Alio' wis pa." The Sergeant asked :? "What did papa do?" "He hit danma ou the faco and he licked (kicked) ber and licked ber," said tbo little one. Wnen asked to show bow her lather kicked the old woman, she stamped ber tiny icet on tbe floor, say ing, '-He licked zts way and like sis" (stamping ber feet). ? To osp tbo climax, little Mattle, at tbe end of tho story, said:?"Fa dive (give) me tho lamp tile (while) he wassod (washed) the blood off daniua's nook and lao? " Tne little gtrl who thus truthfully pictured the awlul murder ot a mother by ber own sou aod at too same time unconsciously convicted berowu lather ot tho worst crime kuoWD, is bright aud rather pretty, and through the enure interview conduoted borseit as only one of ner age could do?without guilo, without soit-oontradicnon ana witb no idea of the important part aho was taking. FOR'IT-SKCOND Sl'KKKT RAILROAD. MEETING OF PBOPERTY OWNERS OPPOSED TO ITS CONSTItUOTIOlf. Pursuant to announcement a meeting ot (be prop erty owner* on Forty-second llreel was held last evening, In tbe rooms ot tne Youug Men's Hebrew Association, located a tew doors west of Sixtti ave nue, on tne street named. Among thoso present were William H. Webb, ex-Senator Bixbjr, Car lisle Norwood, Kobort Corbett, Isaac Fatman, & Etnborsou, Jacob Goldsmith, Mr. Waterman and several members ol the Harmonte Social Club. The meeting was called lo order by Mr. Warren C. Ferris, wbo was appointed chairman. Mr. Forrls briefly ex plained tbe object of the meeting, saying tbat It bad been nulled to oppose tbe building of a railroad on Forty-second street, from Tenth avenuo to tba East Rtvor. Ho adverted to tbe action or tho Common Council In passing an ordi nance granting permission to oonstrnoi tbe road, even alter It had been vetoed by tbe Mayor, and ex pressed his belief that tho action oi that body in tbo premises was wholly illegal. At the requost of the chair Mr. Adolpb Sanger stated, as tbo result ol bis examination of tbe lair govern ing tbe construction of street railroads, that no suob ordlnanee could bo legally passed by tbo Common Council without the consent ot a majority ot the properiy owners on the street where It was proposed to construct tbe railroad. As tbis bad not been ob tained be considered that the authority of the Com. mon Counoit in the premises waa Illegal aud in Tlola. tlon of law. The action to be taken In opposing the scheme Involved, bo said, an application to tbe Su premo Court lor au injunction restraining tbe parties trom laying aowu the road. MK. UOXUVKK's KBMAKKB. Ex-Senator Uixby audresaod tbu cbair, savins he observed that Mr. Dauicl U. Cenover, tbe prima mover or tbo Forty-second Street Kallrond whs prcnout, and be would lilt* to mow whether tbu't gen tiemau bad been invited to the meeting or nolf Ho said:?"It bo has beeu luvlted nerbaps he can give n* some iniortuation in regard to this scbotne. and If not 1 thuiJc he had better retire " Mr. Conover bare arose and said tbat It was not bis des:r* to intrude ujiou tbe meeting; tbat betore outer tug lie bad asked at the door if it waa no open meet ing, and was answered in the alllruiatlve, and tbat upon entering and seeing tho members of tbo press present he couoiudeu that It waa an open nicotine. He also udded that it any on* present objected to his bet ng present be would at onoe withdraw. l b* question was then put aud decided tbat tbe moeiiug would hear anything Mr. Conover might have to say iu regard to tbo- proposed railroad. Acoord lugly tbat gentleman, alter stating that ho came to tbe meeting without any Infntiou ol participation In tbe proceedings, said that when he was ready to Die the maps ol tho road, It h* did not bave the signatures or a majority ot the property ownors on Forty-accoud street, giving thoir consent to tbo couairuction ol tbo propound railroad tbo action ot tho Common Coanoli would be worth less. Th* manor, he said bad beeu beloro tbo prop, erty holders for ovor a yoar and ho had got a majority ol them in tavor ol tbo road. "This railroad" bo continued, "is not chartered or put into existence by tho Common Council, It Is an original grant obtained In 1873 and bus b*en purchased tho tame as every other graut of the kind hat oeen. The proposed road tbrongb Forty-seoond street Is only un extension of tho grant and we intend to take it to the East Kiver, whero we proposo to establish a lerry at th* loot ol iiotb street. Tlio roud is not going to be constructed at onoo, now evor, as it la not probable that wo will eotnmence It until next spring," A Member?Ha* tbe Common Coanoli bad a Hat ol the signaturee ol property bolder* couaeuting to tbe construction ol the ro.iu 1 Mr. conover?No; but tbe Mayor bas seen tbe list. Another member?Mayor Ely baa said tbat be bas not seen such a list. Mr. Uonover?Tbe 11m of aignatarea la accessible te any gentii'innu at this meetiug. The Cbsir, in reply to a question, said mat no bed obtainod a large number of signatures to a remoii strsnce against the construct ion ol the proposed rosd but be did not think tbere were sny names ot lease holders among tb*m. oPrOBRD TO THl BOAO. Kx-Souator Ilixby moved tnat a committee of five be appointed to tnko the matter into consideration and report at a Iutare meeting. He said he did not propose to dlsouss tbe matter with horse railroad men, Mr. Webb tben moved tbat, lossmuoh as bo under* stood that there wore persons present wbo were la favor el tbe proposed road, all who wereoppoeeu to the sebeme should rise Irotn their seal*. On boaring this Mr. Conover, alter apologizing for bis scorning In. trustee, 1*11 tbe room. When those opposiuu the railroad stood up In responso to the motion ot Mr. Webb tbat gentleman said he observed tbat two or three in the rear of tbe room rorauiued sentod, sod be oi course, interred that they wsre hostile to the ebjeet ot tbe meeting. Mr. F. W. Ksiblioisch hereupon arose and atated that be waa the president of tbe other compsny which bad oflored to buy the iranchlso ol running a railroad on rorty .econd stroet. He doubted tne truth ol Mr Conover's statement that tbe latter nad obtained tbe consent ot a majority or tho property owner*, aud add.d tbat his ooinpxny intended to proceed legally ia tbe matter or not at ail. *?T ,>OW* '* TH* fKOCIRA.MMS. Mr. Corbeu?You told ma aillerantiy. Yoa Mid vou lutendou to construct tbe road anyhow. Mr. KslbOeisch?You had better keep quiet or I'll expose you. Mr. Corbett?You told me so, nnd you Know you did. Mr. KaibUeiscb?Yes, aud you wanted tooomo in. Mr. Cornell?Well, I'll light you, sud 1 Intend to Unlit yon all tbrougii Alter some 'erther discussion, during wblcb It was slated linn I lie Krie Hallway proposed opuniuu a lorry route Iroin Forty-second street to Jersey City, and ib.it troight cars would pmbuhly be hauled llirouitU rorty-sec nd street to Hi* Ursim central Depot ex Senator Hixby'a motion to snpoint a committee ol live, with power lo consider the case and report at a lumre meeting, was adopted. Aa the ex *ccator asked to be excused Iroiu servlug on rucli committen tho chsir appointed the following:? Messrs. W.C. Ward, Isaac Kaiman, Nathan C. Klv Patrick 1'rscy sud Jacob Uo'dsmith. At tho requost oi the meeting tne chairman consented to serve as a monitor ol lti? coiniutu?*e. The mooting \beu adjourned, subject to tbe oali of th* Cham * * A 8TU11MY VOYAGE. Tbo steamer St. Laarent, of tbo Transatlantic Company, Captain Licbesnex, arrived at this pirt yesterdny and reports very rough weather with hur ricanes and heavy creaa aeis during nearly toe enure voyage, Tbo steamer loll IUvre, France, Saturday, lli* bih mat., nnd on the evening ol th.< Otb mot a heavy ao nib west gule. The wind shilicd to uortli* west mi Monday, anil about taelve o'clock at night sue struck mo storm centre ol a hurri cane. ins Htsaiusr labored hoavily, shipping laruo quaiiilliee ol water, and she wae obliged to hsuve lo lor severs! hours. The storm laatsd live nays without any abatement until l'hursdsy, the linn. Karly ou the moruiug ol the liih another hur ricnn* was eiioountered which waa ?v*n more severe than the first and tasted lor several hours, during which about ten lo*t ol the guards were siove In and a boat was lost. The sea was running very high, and but lor ibe resistance el the guard* tbe deck would have b?eu swept by thj ws^gs. FIENDISH LAVERGNE. Tragio Scene in Jefferson Market Police Court. MAGGIE BENNETTS TERROR. Strange History of the Crimes and Adven tures of a Frenchman. In a cell od the second tier of the Jefferson Market Prison Is a man who claims to bare been a king ol one ot the uiost powerful tribes la Mozambique, a diamond hunter in Brazil, a spy In toe Freuch army during tbe Franco-Prussian war, a minor In tbe Black Hi Us and a dealer In preoious stones in Paris. Ue Is known to be one o: the best pistol ebots on this continent and marvellously expert as a dagger tbrower. Ho la a French Jew, about tblrty years ol age, wno attempted suicide one year ago, and Is now charged with having tried to kill his wife's sister on tbree diflerent occasions. His personal history and tbe circumstances attending his Crimea are highly sensational HIS SUKPK19B AND ARREST. On Thursday afternoon Officer Kelly was Intrusted with a warrant lor tbe arrest ol Albert Lnvcrgne, alias Levey, of No. 1&0 West Twonty-Ulth street, and ibat evening about hall-past ffve o'clock, accompanied by Offioor Murray, ol tbe Jefferson Market Court squad, be reached the house, asked lor Lavergne as lor an old acquaintance and waa Intormed that he could be found In bla room on the second floor. Tbe pollco reached tbe door Indicated bv their informant and rapped for admission. Lavergne, who was in bed at the time, got un and without any hesitation opened tbe portal. Officer Koliy placed hia foot against It and said, ??Albert Lavergne 1 want you. Here's a warrant lor your arrest." "Who got it out against me?" he demanded. '?Mrs. Atnio Perry and Miss Maggie Bennett, el No. 210 West Twenty-seventh ntrcoi. They charge you wttli having attempted tnoir lives." "Pshaw 1 Tuat is not sol" said Lavergne, who, being partly undressed, moved from the door and permitted tho officers to entor. Kelly, wno had been iniermed that the man waa a desperado, kept bis hand en his pistol and nia eye on Lavergne. Officer Murray was on the watch too, and Lavergne, who is keen and lamliiar with crises of this nature, kept per* feotly cool, and stepped to a ohair on whioh lay bis pautaloons, irom the pocket of which protruded the ivory butt of a revolver. ?'Let your pistol alone," said Officer Kelly, quietly displaying his; "mine Is much larger than It." ' Lavergne laughed a little and put on his appen dages. Meanwhile Officer Murray noticed in an open bureau drawer a large two edged dagger, which be Immediately secured. A moment or two alterward ihe Frenchman accompanied his captors to tbe Six teenth street atailon bouse, where be made the first overt objection to his arrest. He struck at Officer Kelly in front of the sergeant's desk, but was over powered instantly and bustled dowu stairs to a cell. TIIK COMPLAINANTS. Stated inside tbe railing of tbe Jefferson Market Police Court yesterday morning were two respectable young women?Mrs. Annie Perry, who oarried nor infant in bor arms, and Miss Maggie Bennett. They crouched close together in a oornor as far as possible from tbe prisoners' entrance, toward wblcb Irom time to tine Maggie cast glanoes of terror and expec tation. She Was evidently In a state ol blgb nervous excitoment and half rose now and again as she imagined Bbe saw some dreaded familiar laor in eucb succeed ing group of malelactors, brou t . by tbe night watoh. A Hicrald reporter sat down beside her and drew her into conversation ooncernlng ber case. She said:?"Ob, sir. I'm alrald I shall be murdered by Albert Lavergne, my sister Daisy's husband. He has tried to kill mo several times, and I am sure be will succeod one ol these days, unless tho Judge puts mm away somewhere. Wnat is tho matter? Why, bo la tbe wickedest man 1 ever heard ot in ail my Hie. You can't understand bow irlKhtfuliy bud be is. He married my sister two years ago and has hourly do*lroyed ber, body and soul, slnoe then. Ou, air. We three?Anuie, Hazel, or Daisy, as we call Uor, aud myseli?are tho daughters of good parents, wne died long ago. Anule is married to a man employed on the Erio Canal. 1 have been workiug In a store on Rroadway for many years, and Daisy waa tbe baby, she l* only uine:eeu now, sir. 1 am twenty-one. Well she (Daisy) waa youug and foollsn and fell desjuraoly in love with this Frenchman when Ural she met him. God knows wo didn't soeorknow him aud woro surprised to say the least of li, whon we learned that sue was wedded. She believed, and so did we tor a long lime, that L>aver?ine w?a a wealthy French diamoud broker, Jual arrived Irom Paris, and over head and ears in lovs with bis beautliul young wile. He seemed to have plenty ol money and we were happy oecause Daisy seemed to be." A SHOCKING DIBCOVKKT. "Everything went along wsii until on* ???nine, while out on Sixtb avenue ou business, I saw Daisy saut>taring slowly along anil flirting with tha gentie meu who passed. I wai horrified ana powerless to more lor soma tune. Whoa, however, I recovered myself sulllclemly to stir and act 1 propared to liisten altar bar to learn wnat all this meant. 1 aaw Albert, bar husband, pass me aou follow ber at a leisurely gall. On, sir I tho wbolo thing seemed like u dream to me, aud 1 could not understand It at all. Bat 1 watched tbat niglit and otber nights, and every nigbt, my Uodl tny UodI every night 1" touued the poor girl, "until I found out whnt she was doln? I My poor slater Daisy waa a counts m, ucting uiider tbo eyes and orders oi berbusbmd. Ho lived off tbe wage* of ber suame. It almost drore me tna4 I It will drive mo msdyetl Woli, sir, my sister oame to ua at last, Just as we were about to go to liar, and on ber knee*, broken boarted, sue Mid us tbe awful atory, I'bis miin married her to trade and speculate on her beauty, and be did It at tbe dagger'* point. Be drove ber out nigbtly Into ibe streets and lollowed ber twenty or thirty paces bolund to seo tbat sbe dtd not Idle tnrouitb remorse. He beat ber whenever con scienco made ber waver. Then 1 stepped la aud tried to save ber. IIBK LirK TURSl rixio. "1 remonstrated with tbe ui.m aud wss told to mind my own business 1 persisted, bowever, in my eu uetvors to aave Daisy aud bnuliy succeeded lu gettlug them both to let me live with them at No. 10J West. Fourteenth street. 1 wat Working In a store on Broad way at that time and tborgbt, perhaps, my wages would support Livargne, who was dotertnlned not to work. No uae I no use I He beat and drovo Daisy ilio tbe streets st night agilo und bor health began to break down. Ue raved and railed vioieutly at me, threatouing to put a stop 10 my interference lurever II 1 would not co.mo grumbling ana let bim ao what be liked witb Daisy, He bad as together in a room with hlin one night una be was very violent. Be swore and acted like a crazy man. Tboa be became cool lu a minute, and turning to us both said:?*1 am a man tbat won't stand any more ol ibis bumbug with you woman. Yoa mast ao as 1 say. ll yon aon't I'll kill you. 1 could do it as easy aa tarn my band. I've killed many better tban yoa wuen 1 was diamond htiuiiu^. Sec her*, 1 killed seven niggers once because tbey riled me, and I've put many more oat ol the way be. side them. It's bJt much trouble to me to kill, seo here." With tbat, sir, be turned, walked to the bed room doer opposite, made a vertical chalk mark oa It, stepped o ick to us sitting at tlie lar ond ol ihe room, aud, arawmg a couple ol dangers, burled tuetn one anor anether, as quick as thought, at tbe door, where they siracx directly in tbe centre ol the chmk line. Iuey bad gone clear through ihe panel. 'You see,' said ho, pulling tbem out, *1 cau do better witb ajuslol. I'hat is tbe Wiiy 1 will kill but one that doesn't suit me and do wnat I tell them.' Another time he broke Into my room early ia the morning with a pistol and a dagger iu bis lisiids and sum:?Uoirt inuve iu that bed till yoa answer inv question. Are you my ecemy or my irieBv' f Kellect, your ille de penus on your .mswer,' ami tin presented the pisiol at m* as be spoke. I was so terrllletl that 1 couid only sar that 1 was uis Iriend. Be leu tbe room tbou wnnout doing m? any uarin. 1 was hnunti to save iny ?lsior, notwithstanding all this, and I never gave tip trying to do so. We wanted her to leave him ; hut he uevur let lier out ol Ills sight, tbat l* to say, so Isr away Irotn her tnat be could not pounce apou her in a min ute. She dared noi disobey hnn. I made an attempt to entice ber away from him about a year ago, sud be met me tbat nlgnt on Sixth avenue, mar Twenty-sixth sireui. No sooner did he Oatvli slgbt of mo than he pulled a revolver irom bis pooket and rushod alter me to shoot me. 1 fl?d along the avenue to Busbtoa's drug storo, dashed In, begged ol tbem to .-ave mo and tainted. I.avercne wan almost at my heels. As I fell on tho floor be roacbed Uiu door aiid was coblronted Of the gontleiuau In the place. Bin manner changed at once, aim be protended It wss all a Jest sad disappeared. He has frequently sought an opportunity to inuroer me since thin. l lie l.ist time was ou Wednesday last. Daisy hid made ber escape irum bitn and lelt the city, thank Uoa! and ho blamei us lor her II.gut. lie came to our nouss in llie Dlurt.ing and rapped at the door. V\ ?* live at No. '210 H est i wenty seventh street. Mrs Perry's liusbaii'i was out oi the ciiy and he wss aware tbat slio .md 1 were aloue. 1 heard bin voice an J hid. Mrs. l'erry stood by ber children, uut would not open the door. Be smashed It iu shortly slid kuockud Mrs. IVrry down. Be beld s pistol in his baud sod demanded bis wile ?nd me. Be benaved In such a manner tbat Mrs l'erry fainted. When she recovered he bad gone sway, learlul ol tbe nelsnbors, I suppose.'' *T TIIS II a it. At this moment Justicu Morgan's voles wu heard oaning lor tbo oas* ol MAuni? ferry va. Albert La ^<i*ii?." Xberu was a utuveptai satoiift Vu? fisrsuua ?t the prisoner's entrance, tod ? abort, slander m in, wltn jet black eves. low, reoeding lurtheod, noon nose, black whisker* and mustache, appeared. "i hut 16 be." said Maggie, una sbe hurriedly led tbe court by the door lea-lln;; to the Judge's private ro<<m. 1. ivergne was-brought to the bar, and Mra Perry, with hor baby in lier arm*, w is summoned 10 man t beside omi. Ollicer Kelly, knowing how much tne worn in dreaded the accused. stood ootween tbom. "Mr L ivergne, yon are charge 1 bv your fcister-ln law, Mr-. Harry, wilt having on the 16th ol Octobor broken into her bouse at No. -10 West Twenty-so?? entb street, beaten ber and threatei.ed to lake bar ?He. What have you to sayT" '?1 don't know how thai can be," said Lnvergne, witb a Might French seem and a shrug of tbe about* dors "I was not in tier house these last tw? months." "How la that, .Mr*. Porry?" "What I In.v.i cnarued Is true." "It la not, Judge," interrupted I.avcrgne. "land my wifo went to uoaril with tbls woman, wboxa nua band nad pone away aud iell her peunllss*. We bod a row, bu; i swear to God it la not true that I threat eneil hor iast Wediiosdiy." "Cau you prove what you say, Mrs. Perry?" queried the Judge. "I can, sir. My sister Is bare and knows all about It" "Ab, yes! Margaret Bennett! Come here and tes tily to what you know aboul tbla matler," aatd tbe Judge. AX 15TKNftKLT DRAMATIC SCK.Ig. From tbe passage way on the iell ol tbo court oamo tbe slight girlish lortn ol Maggie. She was dressed la blark, which mude the pallor of her lace seem ghastly. As she walked toward the piatlerin on wbioh alia must stand side by side with the prisoner, bo turned aud wutcued bcr. She fixed her eyes upon bim with a look ol lear aud horror, and never took them off bis face once as she stepped mechanically and slowly apon the stand, she reaobed the upper step aud could not movo a loot lariber. For a second Lavorgne aud she gazed steadily at each other. Ills laoo was c?rp<eliko. His lower j iw had dropped and tremhlod visibly with tarrihla omotioa. His eyes looked oosttivoly tigerish. Their expres* sion cuused the two officers on the stand to draw closer to blm, as it expecitug that ba would spring at tbo girl. She was spellbound with lear. liar oyaa and nostrils dilated uud she gasped lor breatb. "I'm your band on the Bible, Maggie," said tba Judge. She did so without removing bar eyos from Layer goe's lace. "Then you solemnly swear that tba evidence you shall give began tbo Judge. "I swear that my life is iu danger irom tbls man!'' shrieked the girl, and as the words fall Irom her lip* she leaped oil tbo platform aud ran wildly across tbo court shrh king, "lle'li kill raol He'll kill me I" Women were seized with horror; tbe officers closed about the prisoner, who never moved, bat wbose eyaa followed ino girl wherever she weui. '?Bring hor up behind the desk!" said Judga Morgan, and tba Clerk escorted hor to a seat along side ol Mis Honor. "Mow, "said the Judge, taking bar gently by the band, "Tell mo all you know about this, Me caunot hurt you here!" Lavergue turned slowly about and fastened his eyes onc? moro on the poor sirl, who sat directly In Iront ol him, separated Irom bim ouly by the desk, on which be boot slowly forward and leaoed Ills elbows. KKIlillTKNKli ALMOST TO UKATH. "Well, Maggie, ao on," said the Court." "1 know?I know! thai be?will?murder?met'* hysterically sobhod .Moggie onse moro, completely fascinated by ihe prisoner's baleful glance. She paused, swayed la uud Iro for u moment, then iell lorward into Clerk Brunner's arms. She had fainted. Tenderly thev laid Iho delicuto creature on the floor and gently ministered to her. For ten or fifteen minuios she appeared like ono who had just died. Then -strong salts of atniuouin and cold water revived ber. Half rising, she stared wildly about her, and, catching sight ol the cadaverous faoe ol Lavergne, again shriekod In tones thai rang through tfie buiu tug with startling effect:?"He's going io murder met Ob, he's going to kill me I" She dropped bsok on the ourpet io convulsions. "Tuke ibul mad away out of sight; take blm to prison I" Livergne waawetnoved and ao wu Maggie, sua wai placed od the lounge lu the Judge's room, where, aU% landed by her sister and other*, she remained nearly two ooura bolore aha waa suiUcioutly recovered ta go hum p. J us Ilea Morgan beld Lavorgue In $1,000 to Keep th? peace lor twelve month*, una to slauu commuted foi ihul porlod unless tin; ball was lurulsbed. His Houoi added that no other judge was to accept bail bat him sell. lavkkgnk's stranok history* Albert Livergne relatod to a 11 kkalu reporter that ha was born lu Lorraiue, in Franoe, lu 1849; tbat be waa brought up In Paris, where ne has u brotber-ln-law one ol tho best known diamond brokers in the oountry. At tbe outbreak ol the Frinco-l'russiaa war lie, Albert, entered tne Freuuu service and wal employed as a spy near Strasbourg. He was captured by the Germans at Fslsbourg ana imprieonod al KeicUstadi. He managed to esoape tlienoc, bow ever, ana returned to I'arls under tbe Commune. Ol thia part ol bis oareer be would aay lull*. He acraped together a good deal of money and emigrated to the Brazils, wbero be becarao h diamond hunter and allerward speculated in indlarubber. He wu quits sucoessiul, nut In* desire lor change led him ta Alricn, and ho reactisd Zanzibar wbou Henry M. Stan* ley was Qttlug out bis expedition. Ha applied for en rolment lu tbat service, but tbe great explorer in* lormed him that ho would nut have any man with mm who waa in feeble he lth, as was LtVvrgne at thai time. "1 would leave my brother behind mo," salt Stanley to him, *'11 ba were not able to keep up with me, I want no drones in this expedition." Upon his recovery Lavergue went to tbe Porta* guesse penal settlement at Delagoa Hay and tbenoe ta Mozamolque, where tbe natives, because oi bit wealth, nride bnu their king. Hero be fell a victim to a lever and had to leave. He returned to Delagoa and tbeuce to another part ol that region where tbe slave trade flourished. He had some diffi culty lu gettlug away Irum this place. Where be was detained for two months; bat lie dually succeeded la reaching Zanzibar again, whence bo was taken to France in a dying con* onion, lie came to New York In 1870 with $20.00,), and met Daisy Bennett, or, as be kuew her then, Ha zel Uarton, In a bouse of til-isine. He was struok by her grace nud boauty, and induced her to accompany him to Deadwood, iu tbe Black Hills, wbere ne went into miuing speculation. Hare be mot with heavy reverses, wuich be attributed to Daisy's mlseondaci, anu had te challenge a couple ol men to deter otbors from making too Ireo wltn bor. Alter leaving Deadwood be weut to Chicago, wbere, ba alleges, be atarted In theillimond brokerage. Here, be says, bo purehsaed ll.e Kmpross Eugenie's diadem, given at ouo time to Josie MausQeld by James Fl<k. ne brought it to New York aud sold it to a dia mond broker named Thomas. On his return to New York, he married Daisy in May, 1877. la this city be bad nothing but ill luck Ho lost all bia money, quarrelled with bis wile's relatives and waa eteruully in trouble. "Did you live on your wife's shame 7" asked the reporter. ?'1 bad to until 1 got something to do," coolly re* plied Lavergue, who was tbem rumored to bis cell. Ilia ATTBHITSb auictbK. Tbe man la no strauger to tue police. In a Ot of temporary insanity or jealouty, acoordtoa to tbe story told by his wile at tbe time, be attempted to ou in in it suiciuo by shooting blmseil, at their home in West Fourteenth street, and woanded himself badly. Ho waa taken to tbe New York Hospital tbe day alter tba trngio occurrence?September 27, 1877?and remained thcru a long time. Ansortao! ridiculous atories were told about nim al the time. He claimed to love me Wile to distraction; but bia aumlssioa of the terrible lata to wbicb be consigned her fives tue lie to bu prot estation at that timo, and bis levity la the prison yes terday wben bis wils's name was spokon proves tbal he cares very little lor ber now. He woaid like io get bis bands on ber, ue aay a. Ha will not II Jndge Morgan oan help it. THE PADRONE ARRESTED. Martlno Damlans, tbe Italian padrone, waa arrested yeeterdny and taken to tbo Coroners' office by Cap* tain Brogan, or the Fourteenth procinot, charged with having llltre ited Pasquale PHanl, who died al Hart's Island, and whose oase was published in yea* terday'a Hkkald. Damiana waa eoosignod to ibo Tomos to await tbe sotion of a Coroner's Inquest Mortiemu ?rmo was also arrested and locked up in tue House ol Deteutlon as a witnoss. Tbe latter ac? corapanied Pisani In hia begging expeditions and la held aa a witness. CHOP REPORT. OCTOBER BKTUUNS TO TUB DEPARTMENT Of AOBIOULTCRE. Wamiunutox, Oct. 18, 1878. The following la a summitry ol tbe October returns to the Department ol Agrieoliure:? Colts.? rlie average rou'tliion ol the corn crop Is pl iced at ll<>. a llien b.iugs the llgurcs up to those ol August. Mew Kngiand, the Miuille and Uull Slates show a sin ill incline; me Soutb Atlantic Stales main tain their Septemoer condition, While all the other sectioua indicate an improvement. The State average* range from 77 in t'enueyivaula to 116 lu Main*. me a vi rago condition la 3 per oeul less than la Oatober, 1177. As tbe screime oas been but slightly enlarged this dillorence in iy bo takeu as a lair indication ol tbo prospective yield. Tbe out-iurn ol llio crop will nut vary largely from 1,300,000,<**> buabeia Wiisat. ? ibe October returns Jo not materially change tbe statistical aspeots of tbe wheat crop. The final estimate will ant be made until tbe December returns have bueu tabulated. Tbe New Kugiaod and Mid Me states ludlcnte a sligut advauoe upon tun pre vious yield. Tue Gulf States Indicate a still more do* cided auvanco, owing to ibe very aaperior crop of Texas. The South Atlantic Stales and Ibe Southern Inland States aliew a vary beavy decline, which, however, is more ihsu compensated by lUe general increase iu the Mississippi Viileyaui on the I'acillo const. I lie yield, oa ilie whole, will be la advance ol Inst year, and irom pre>eut indlaatiena will exceed 400,000,000 bushels. Oato.?A preliminary eettmale, baaed upon ths October returns to the Department of Agriculture, nidicatea a yield somewhat larger man a von the vuy line eron al 1*77. Tne final estimate will be ntvm alter tbe December returns have noon tabulated. Nearly two thirds ol the crop are grown In 111 States, Iroin Ohio to Nebraska, occupying the nortliei n por tion ol lbs Mississippi Valley. In these 10 Status the aggregate net increase Is about 2 per cent. Quite a number of oounties in this region report ao excep tionally Hue quality el product, weighing lu many cases iroin 80 to 40 pounda per bushel. In the 4 Southern inland States tbe season, so urpropltloue lor whest, bas been retnarkanly lavoraoie lu oats, raising tbe general onadltlon to 110, lu all tne other sections the product baa fallen off; wbtle ibe iBteriuf regions have inereeaed their yield the maritime rei giuus bavs devltnstt.