Newspaper Page Text
THE EVENING STAR.
97" For "Auctioh Salus" advertisements see fourth page of to-day's Stab. LOCAL NEWS. THE TRIAL OF JOHN H. SURRATT. ? The trial of John H. Snrratt wu resumed this morning In the Criminal Court, before judge 1'isher, the room being erowded as usual, and a very large number of ladies In the audience. At ten o'clock the prisoner and jurors were brought in, when tba Uonrt w?8 opened, and Mr. Brauley lor the defense commenced bis .irgnment He said be had hoped that it would be unnecessary for him to tire tne jury witb an address. Tbe case itself was an exceeding ly simple one, but a factitious importance has been given to it by some. Yon are sworn to try the simple case ol a murder of an individual. Ton are to look to the indictment for subject matter of your inquiry, and in that indict ment you find nothing bat the charge of feloui ons killing ol an individual. The connsel on the oiher side have endeavored to stir up yonr consciences. For what purpose this great mass of irrelevant matter has been Introduced is tor tnem to say and yon to jndge. This case was closed when the prosecution proved by Sang.ter that the prisoner left Mon treal at 3 p m. on April 12th, and when they proved by McMillan that he was in Elmira on April 13ih. Ont of the months of their own witnesses was the defense complete. It may be, probably will be, the last time that I shall ever address a Washington jury. For more than forty years I have gone in and out before on. 1 say during that period of time no man as ever dared to assail a prisoner as this pri soner has been assailed. He would have been frowned down by all men, and put oat of the circle of respectable lawyer? Sir Edward Coke, whose Intellect was immeasurable, In curred everlasting disgrace by the manner in which be insulted his victims when placed at the bar of the court. Mr. Bradley here read from the Lives of the Chief Justices of England to show the opin ions held of Lord Coke. Look upon the pic ture here before you. These gentlemen are aware that notwithstanding the mysterious circumstances which surrounded this case, they have no case against the prisoner He next read from the trial of Sir Walter Raleigh to show the language used towards the pris oner, wnich was condemned. The safety of some men who lie behind this proseeution and your clearing the prisoner cannot agree Against this, gentlemen, I desire to enter my protest 1 trust that this case will be a lesion and a w arning to every man who shall hold that ofBce [of District Attornevj hereafter, and that tbey may turn back to that record and place the seal of condemnation upon the man who so abuses bis authority as District Attor ney. They state that the inry are not to find a general verdict, but to find a verdict in ac cordance with the instructions of the Conrt. The Court, a part of the Government, the ser vant of the prosecuting attorneys. CJentle mt-n. le? me cal I yonr attention to the history of a Jetlries. of a Scroggs. and of a Wright. They were chief justices of England, and ;heir caw" are accursed this day, and will b; v hilethe Eiiglish language lasts. Mr. Brr.dlev here read from the 2d volume ot Campbell's Lives of tbe Chief .1 ustiees, to show the conduct of Lord < 'hlef Jnstice Wright at the rr'al of the bishops, where he asked the nry to drink before retiring to their room, and when he died his body wis thrown into a pit ?wi'h common malefactors, and his name wa? e*ecia'ed bv all good men. 1 detract nothing irom the authority of the court. t*od forbii. The jnrors, una-sisted, may run Wild. They are bom>d to receive in-sLruetlons from the court, tut they mn3t apply ttuse instructions t.i the evidence. There is a higher law. and 'he mandate of r.o judge can ever make an bon*st man do wTong. Render to yourselves and your consciences that which is due to both, f.nd obed'ence to what 1* right. Mr. B. here reed from Chancellor K^nt, to show the duties of jur.es to bring in a general verdict. They art- ia try not only the fact but the crime, and they must judge of the intent. The doc trine tna: tne conrt was to be the jndge of mal ice. and r.o: the jury, was utterly repudiated in England and in this country. Yet that was the doctrine wh?ch the loerned counsel on the otter bide urged ;n this cast. Mr. Bradley read at some length from Chandler Kent, to sbow the power and duties ot tiie jurv. 11 was tbeir right f> determine questions of law &i d fact under the direction of the Conrt. Will we hear anything more 1 fron the c'h?r side of the right of the Court to j con rol? Will we hear a threat held out to au I American jury by the prosecuting attorney that if you do nst render a verdict in accord ance w.:h the Instructions laid down, you will be irdicted for perjury ? 1 say nothing to flat ter yeu, gentlemen. I say it for the sake of tbe law, fur the sake of my'country. I trample under foot any such doctrine that a juror is guilty of perjury if he renders a verdict of guilty or not guilty, accord ing to the dictates of his conscience. \ ou are to determine if this accnsed party killed the President, or was In a conspiracy where tbe President was killed by one of those conspirators. What has the assault on Secre tary. Seward to do with this case! The District A torn^y fail* d in asingle insiance to connect it witn this case. He painted that scene to yon: it w:ts h fine piece of word painting, but has no bearing on this case. Tell me what killing Union soldiers, or the gnnVoat fight, has to do with killing -he President. How does it show tba' .lotn H. Surratt was concerned in a con spiracy with Boo'h to kill the President.' It is done, gentlemen, to excite prejudice and passion, it is done to extort from vour dis torted judgment a verdict which your cooler judgment would prevent. Mr. Bradley here reviewed the counts in the indictment, and argned that i: charged pure cases of reorder only The law was so clear that there wa* not a man at the bar. who had l>n n ihere one year, who did not know that a party <iear enough to act and render ma'erial ' aid ?a- indictable as accessory and not as principal. As to tbe fonrth count, charging thrin wi h con-piracv, there was une truth. Ou the liiii of April the parties who effected the murder. Hoo'li, A'zerodt. Payne, and Her cld. did conspire The conspiracy was then find there formed, then and there executed. There was no principle of criminal law bat ter settled than the one that every indictment should con ain everv Ingredient, stated so clearly ibat the defendant shall know ! with what he Is charged. The place j l- essentia). He had >uppo?ed that this case ! came nn^er the law of conspiracy, but had ! !? arned from, the geniemen on the other -Id* I tba* it came tinker a tiigner law: anew law made by ttieni :?i er tt e otfence was commit ted. Tt e iu.ige i* told tba* the whole country is iook:r.? to him for the announcement of this t-e\v and higher law, and the whole country w ill scrci atr.sin^t Ihiq if ne fails to declare ths- higher law. 11 tbe murder of the Presi de^ is 'u 1? goverted by different law, and rested by i rules of evidence, then 1 de mand that the indictment shall be so drawn , inrt c ? :iln the new charges in accordance with it. Mr Bradley here rrad from Archibold's Cnminal Pleidtnrs, p ige 11, to show the law povertlug ndicment-, and said if you are i. it i>g to hang amnu ou constructive presence, b- being out of this jurisdiction, it is essential mat y t/ii should i-tite in the indictment v here he was. lie next read from the ire volume pares 13, 15, and IT, to t-:.i w that indictments mnst contain all the s and circumstances w.ih certainty and l> ecision, eit?* it could t>e tait^n advantage ot. ? t was necessary to set out overt acts, and be t' re civirir the acta of one e^n?pirator against -i.' 'her yon mnst preve the con?piracy ex 1 ti d sen the act w.h.- done for the furtherance o: the oarcou design. As to treason, it was the ( vert ait to whl. h the prisoner was to m- ke his deier.se. The prisoner here was not charged with compassing or eflec'ing the death of the President of th?> 1'nited States. Tnere is i othing in the indictment to show th? party killed was the Piesident or the United S'ates, or it was a blow at the life <??1 the nation. It was a simple < -e. which every one could understand, ?t was the murder ot a private individual "W ere net tbe rules of law the same, the mode ? t trial the same, end the pnni^nment the roef He next referied to Archibold's Crim i.inl Pleading, to show where a person has nty title as Kcirht or Par >net it must be so '?"'ted in the indictment, else the mistake was t -al to tbe Indictment. If it be a higher of. fei.te in the law to kill the President than It is u ft -? ult or kill an individual, and we are to he tr.ed by different rule*, of avidence. why did ion not tell us so? Let it b^ measured in a ci urt of law in the scales of ju?tice. i ot iy political feeling. If the party injnrrd h:i a tule which entitles him to special pro'ec tioii, the law, justice, and humanity, demand i should be stated in the indictment, and you are not ;o be sm uggled ont of a verdict because t'.'-y insert some new off nse different from tl a* which von are sworn to try. Mr. B. here rend *r m B ?hcp's Criminal I^aw, 1st vol., *n'.2fi4 to show, if ?ever?i conspire to seize runaway wah a a e-sel, and death comes t one opposing, all were guilty of murder. Ail whese wills were in'ent upou a criminal a t w. re eaually guilty, but If several persons conspire, **nd one of them of his own volition c i. m;ts a crimu al act, he only i- responsible. I." it i ? not a concurrence of the win, and one c more go ofT, and on their own hook kill sonsebodv, they only are responsible lor it. Jint II two or more uniie m a cons;dracy and one ct mrans an unlawful act m pursuance ol ti e common design, all are responsible. From these authorities, e,ri i deduce the followng propositions: I irst. The act mu?t be In execution of tbe dtoslgu of the conspirators. It must be to affect the object of the conspiracy Second. If it l.s a conspiracy to rob, ant! ofce trurj^rs. not in the oxecotiva Of 'ao design to rob, 11,1 othens are not responsible Third. If to kidnap orabduetand oaeofthe Bt-mbei:, leaving tbe aitiers. murders, and that murdsr has nu connection wita ll* original 10 abduct, tba atners are n*. liableT^ Mr. B. continued by saying:_The anrden o * 1 1 ^ 2 k f * T f oroof was on the proeeemion to show Snrratt moving in tbe conspiracy to kill, la this Be public, where we here no title*, no king, there ? no such offense as encompassing tbe life ef tbe Sovereign. Tbe sovereignty is la yon aad in roe and delegated to certain officers. Tbe learned counsel tells as tbat a man put on hie trial on indictment for murder, must be tried lor a new offense out of tbe bead of tbe judge. He says be will show ue authorities, bat be did not produoe even as meoh aa the Dis trict Attorney did, a school book. Does not my learned brotber, (pointing to Mr. Plerropotnt,) remember tbe speech he made in New York some time ago, when General Dlx was arrest ed. Does he remember of telling Judge Rus sell that the President was not a dictator; if he was a dictator arreat him, depose htm, assassi nate bim. Thcjr have tbe audacity to say to you, gentlemen, this man was engaged in this conspiracy for the furtherance of the rebellion. Yet we shut out from yon tbe evidence to show what be was engaged in and what he was doing. You shall not find a man guilty of an offence unless it be charged in tbe indictment, and you ehalt sot ted weapons to bill never heard of before The charge is the killing of Mr. Lincoln, and the conspiracy to kill him as un individual, notes President. Tbe charge is to Kill him from malice aforethought, and not for the purpoeeof helping tbe rebellion, for it wss in a time of peace 1 bare no fear about the case of this prisoner, but I am speak ing to protest with all my heart and soul against theee monstrous doatrlnes. And now, gentlemen, a werd or two us to the proof in tbie case. I came into this case. I did not look at honor aud renown at my time of llle, but if yon nad seen her who came to me, her eye cnce bright and animated, now dim. For two months, day and night, at expense, toil and labor, my two younger brothers have diligently and admirably per. formed their part of the labor. When 1 went Into that young man's cell, and traced oat the history, 1 found every word verified. Mb told ue all, aud kept back nothing. 1 have never felt red for him since tbe Government proved bis innocence a month ago. They have tbat most extraordinary gentleman, Dr. McMillan, who bad a most retentive memory when be wanted to, but who, happily for us, forgot be gave a receipt. 1 ask yen, gentlemen, to look npon that witness. You can tell from tbe conduat of a witness. Never did a little bantam cock flap his wings and crow witb more airs than McMillan exhibited when be took the stand to swear away the !\fe of tbat young man. But when Father Boucher testified, be quailed and could no more look Mr Boucher in tbs face tban Mr. Carrington can look Jobn Surratt in the lage when he is acquitted. What does be prove? He told you that surratt told him the plan bad been to abduct tbe President, and be received a letter from Booth telling him tbat it had been found n< cessary to change the plan. He says Sur ratt telegraphed Booth in New York. Did he believe that Booth was in New York? No mortal man has ever dared to swear before this jnry that this young man ever knew ot the plan to murder "The Prosecuting Attorney, alter abusing him, calling him traitor, coward, assassin, everything; as-ks you for a verdict alter they themselves have proved his inno cence. Gentlemen, tbia case assumed a new phase last winter, and put the deepest dis grace upon tbe conductors of the prosecution before tbat military commission. Suppressed testimony: testimony which would Dave ac quitted a woman: a pious mother who had gathered around her a c ircle of friends who loved and respected ber, with two orphan children near her, and a tnirrt in Texa?. That diary, written by Bootb. They suppressed i hat diary which exculpates her: tbat dmry which shows who and what ibe man was; a fanatic and a roadman. His fattier was the most thorough Ked Re publican who ever settled In America, *uid tbis son inherited the traits of that father. He was an accomplished scholar, and moved in the best society, but be had running through him this vein of insanity, aud above it all Hows tbat indescribable afl'ection of a son for a mother. Wonderlul was the power he ex ercised overmen, wonderful bis power oa the stage: making his <*?_>< 1,(00 a year; yet be has pone, as he deserved, to a dishonored and a lelon's grave. That book testifies to the pris oners innocence. They nave proved, not only by McMillan but by this d'ar3\ that if Surratt was in a conspiracy at all it was to abduct, and be kn*w nothing of tbe murder. I wi?h 1 could tell yon, gentlemen, I wish X could tell the counsel what Vanderpoelsaid before he left this coin t-bouse as to how be came to make 'he statement ne did Throw out the testimony of 1-ee, Vanderpoel, and Snsan Ann Jackson. 1 take the diary. Does It not prove when the conspiracy was formed.' Don't they show by the accomplished young man (Mr. Weich man)?It would not do to use language like the District Attorney, and call him liar, villain, traitor, &.C.: hnt 1 think I will show, before I am done with biro, tbat he is a fit associate for Conover and Cleaver. Does he not prove that Surratt declared, on March 16th, that all had failed? Is Surratt shown with any of these parties after that! They show by Weicb man that if Surratt was engaged In any conspiracy, it ceased on March 16th. John Wilkes Booth tells you from tbe grave that tbe project to abduct failed j The prosecution in oraer to excite your prejudice have not only gone up to the moon, but have gone into the very earth to root up and bring ont bones of dead beings. The learned District Attorney say?, that Jobn Booth killed the President, and has gone to , I wont name the place, and has lei t Beel zebub. 1 think be .must have had some evil spirits wi'h bim, for where did the prosecu tion get their infernal spirits 'o testify here. They have had a gentleman in black here. 1 was looking around for him a while ago, but could not find him. 1 think he is the Foster father of this case Wbere has he been? Raking up the whole place for witnesses to assail Mr. Cass, a man ot as good standing in bis city as my learned brotber is in his city ol New \ork. Again, (pointing to Mr. Pierrepoiut,) I>id you not ask s respectable physician on the stand, 4 Lave you not been indicted?" and man v other insinuations. He has made charges against our witnesses, but never dared to put a witness on the stand to sostain Ibe same. If ever I ask a witness one word to imply guilt without having tbe proof by me, may I be tnrned out of tbe society of hcnest men. .Look at the case of Mr. Nagle I Does he dare to say to you tbat he could bring a witness from Montieal to discredit htm. 1 venture to say that you could get fifty men In Washington who would swear they would not believe me on oath, judging lrom the articles pub luhtd in a dirty sheet h?re, charging me with corruption, cbargiug me with Hti?*mptu.g to bribe Ho^art, and tbat I had a party of Jews to swear falsely, tientleinen, tbe bi.story ot tbat Jew swearing falsely has been published in the public papers, and you will Bee it when you get out ot that jury box. and you will see where tbe con option Is. I understand tbe gentleman in black has been eorrecing that map upon which 1 made figures, and it will be presented to you gentlemen, by the prosecution in their closing speech. Surratt reariied Albany at 5 45 en the morning of tbe 13th. We show the first train left there lor tbe west at 7 a. m., and reached Canandaigua at 4.5:2 p. m., and by no possibility can h? reach Canan daigua until 4 52 on the I3rb. He was at illmlra on the 13th; tbat is proved. It takes two and a half hours from Canandaigua to tlmira. that is tbe proof of the Government. 1 was willing to stop the. ca^e there. 1 thought the representatives of a Government like this uould enter a nolle pr<neqve after they bid i proved a man's innocence. Ob you smile!(look icg towards the prosecuting attorneys.) there is no deeper damnation in this world than to prosecute a man when you know beis innocent. They have heaped testimony upon testimony for what! To prove Mrs. ^urratt'a guilt. It is not a> to the guilt or innocence of John Sur ratt. He is cleared: but tbe Government want eii to prove bla mother guilty. We have fal sified tbe proof of tbe Government so that 1 even defy tbe gentleman in black himself. Mr. Bradley here reviewed the testimony of Carroll, and said bit* evidence as to seeing Surratt in Klmira was not only unimpeach ed but sustained by tbe Government's own v itneesta. Although the gentleman in black at the elbow of the Prosecutor suggest ed numerous questioss, fortunately their wit ness Konerts was an honpst man. Stuart tells you tbat be was in one store, and Carroll in tbe other. When be saw a strangely dressed man enter and talk to Carroll, he tells you tbat was about bis dinner time on the 14th of April. He tells you be bas since heard the voice and ob served the mannerof the man as be did tben, and identifies bim as the same person. Was tbat before 10 o'clock en tbe 13th ? What does Mr. Cass tell you? In vain did they make an assault npon him. He tells you that on tbe morning of tbe 15tk be saw a stranger wbom he took to be a friend ol him The stranger came across the street and a^ked for shirts. A conversation ensued; be notes his manner; notes hi? appearance: come* here; sees him in the jail; and says I know tbat is the man. Yes, gentlemen. 1 say ihe prosecution proved the change in tbe plan anc! tbat Surratt did not know of tbe plan. Ac cording to their proof yon are to find bis in tent was tbe same as the other conspirators eUe be wss no co-conspirator and I say the Government knew all these facts before this indi ;m? nt was found aad If this evidence now before you had been before the Grand Jury instead of tbat miserable Weichman, with bis written statement, you would notbave had to trv tbis case. It u not proper, gentlemen, for me to tell to you the statements made to me by Wit. P.Wood, butwben this trial is over i shall make tbem public. The Government knew well he was not in the conspiracy. Thev knew be went from hers on the 3d of April. They knew tbat hs was here on the 3d el April, and saw no one out of hie mother** house except Ibat arch traitor WelchmaU. The Government knew he was in Klmira on tbe 13>b and 14th ol April, and I would like to know what has become of the re sister of the Bratnard Hons*, for which we have raked the whole cenotry over without finding U. diary secreted, alL this; and in 1866, they rs cai led the reward they had offered for 8erratt> appreher sion Wb* '? and brought here. Public juStic* demands an investigation X sgr*e. and whfh it whs wriUep by the evidence of prosecution in capital lertefs, "Not ghlltyT" they ahould have aban dc tied it, and not sought to proteeute aa inno cent man ferbtolt*. TMr* to a leaf in oar public history which deserves to be reii ohje fully. In October, IMfc the re ward for tit* young mu'< bud was wllbdrtvo, Mid fol lowing in tto political euapuitui reference was made to the ceuviotion of his mother. A strong voice Is the hall* ot Oongresa ch?i*M it as a political murder. JL miserable wretch who bas received hospitality In tbe house of Surratt sought after and betrayed bi?n. Seized bnd imprisoned. be to brought to this country. Tbe Government know they oaanot convict him. but those mea wbo were assailed in Con gress believe tbey can have a vindication of their conduct by the band* of a jury. For four weeks we have been trying Mrs. Mary ?. Sur r att. Tbe Supreme Oonrt baa decided that tbe tribunal by whicb she was convicted was un constitutional and Illegal. Tbe counsellor says they have bound barren with chains. 1 say they were forged chain*. They say chains of Iron; 1 say it was a falsa chain, fabricated and pol tshed by ingenuity, but which breaks at a touch. The gentlemen say their evidence is complete. Why, if it were not beneath the dignPv of tbis occasion 1 would go to tbe his tory of tbe city of my brother counsel?New York?I would refer blm to a case in Knicker bocker, where the judge said, "This book is so much heavier ae that book." They say they have thirteen witnesses. Gentlemen, suppose you have four penn3s of gold in one scale, and thirteen poundeof mean, corrupt matter in the other: you are to take the evidence on both sides and weigh It in the scales of truth. Gentlemen. let us see who was Mrs. Mary E; Sorratt'? 1 believe no tongue bas spoken o: j her except in her praise, unless it be Lewis J. Weichman and Jno. M. Lloyd. Not only happy in her own temper and disposition, but evident ly happy in her associations. Look at those witnesses wbo have appeared before yon on thatstand. No breath of suspicion ever passed across her path, no taint of falsehood ever touched ber. She walked peerless. That she was lovable to shown by the testimony in this cause. She receives under ber roof a youug man Wbo is Introduced by ber son as an oldi college mate. Sbe treats him as hereon. In sickness she nurses him:she admits blm to all tbe freedom ot ber family; two brief months pace, and a stranger Is introduced in that house, gifted and accomplished. Two short months more pass, and this gentleman is a frequent visitor at her house. A man is brought there and introduced as Mr. Wood by Weiehman. Up to tbis time Herold has never been In tbe bourn. Atzerodt there, Booth there, he says, every day; and yet Weichman tells jon be never saw Booth and Atzerodt there to gether. Booth visita there frequently. Weich man treated as a son; confided In by all: sleep ing in the same bed with John Surratt, and wearing the same clothes as Atzerodt. This man knows just as well what was going on in that house and among those men as any one else. This man in the Department conversing with Howell, taking from Howell a cypher which he swears be never used. He went up in the room, and found Surratt and Payne playing with bowie knives. Do tbey stop I No; when Weichman went in they see who it is and keep on. Gentlemen, you saw him on tbe stand. As your eyes tell upon him be quivered. A brief month passes, and there is a change in this scene. A new actor H intro duced?Mr. John M. Lloyd?and he tells you early in March Surratt, Herold and Atzerodt leit at bis house some aruis, aid tells him where to conceal them. Time passes on. Mrs. Suriatt is t ailed to Surrattsville ou busiue^s: she meets Lloyd, and be tells you in the pres ence ot this man Weichman she told him io have those arms read} ; they would be wanted in :> few days, Weichman tells you she told btm :n a low tone, and Lloyd says it was in a tore loud enough to be heard. One of these two men lied. I tell you Mrs. Surratt knew bo more abcut those arms beint in that honse than you do, gentlemen. 1 will show you that Llcvd was as deep In that plan io abduct as Boo'ib, Weichman. Atzerodt, or any ot them. Lloyd tells yon Mrs. Surratt was about to ccme away when he got there Weichmau tells you be came ont of tbe house to mend the buggy. Lloyd lells you the paper parcel she g:ive him was a lield glsss. Wpichman sw?ars before the miliary commission be thought tl.at parcel was a half dozen ssu cers, but here be swears it wa<? a Held glass, and again this poor creature who is deep in tMj plan to abduct. (Lloyd) tells you he had been in the bouse and was laying down when 31 rs. Surratt asked him to mend the buggy t-larvce tells you he saw Lloyd on the next morning and he called upon God to witness tbHt be lir'd not seen Booth or Herold that night. Gentlemen, he wbo takes God's name to witness tbe trutbof his statement, when it is not true, is just as much of a perjnrer as he who swears falsely on that 6taad. T'pon the o:-t.h of this miserable drunken perjured wretch, she sleeps in an innocent grave. Strike out uis testimony, and she walks disenthraled. Did John M. Lloyd tell the truth: I dis miss him i ' W and lorever, Now we go back to Mr. Weichman. There must be some truth m bis statement; be must have a stem of truth, upon which to weave his falsehood. First, let nr.esbow you how false ne has been to hu man nature, and false to the woman who treated him as a son. nursed him in sickness, and cared for him in health. He first tells you be accepted a situation at St. Matthews'In stitute In hie cross examination he tells you he sought it. Now, this gentleman bas the most remarkable recollection of days and dates. He tells you on the 18th of March he went to see tbe " Apostate" played bv Booth and John McOulloch Before the Military Commission he swears it was on the i>6th of M:irch. He swears before t he Military Commission he was introduced to Mudd about the 15th of January, and here he swears it was in December, l&Gl. Here are these strange and irreconcilable con tradictions from a witness who come here to take away the life of the son, after he has sue. ct eded in taking away the life of the mother. He says he was a clerk in the Commissary General's office, but never furnished iuforma [ tion. Apaln. he fays he met Payne on two occasions with Mrs Surratt, but could not lix I tbe date. Finally, af'er evading the qiiesiiou, I ho answers. "Yes. 1 did introduce Pavne." He \ j swears Atzerodt was never dressed in his clothes Gentlrmen. need 1 call your attention to the contradiction of all this by Holloban, Miss Fitzpatrick, and others. They tell you Pnyre was always known there by the name ot Wood They tell you of seeing At zerodt oiten wiih Welehman's clothes on. (In the conspiracy trial he swears he went to tbe Post Office with Surratt when he cot the letter from Wood, addressed to James Sturdy, fourteen da\s after seeing the play of Jane Shore, and here he swears it was six days afterwards. Mr. Bradley read from the evi dence of Weichman to show the contradictory statements he made on thisand tbe conspiracy trial. He says be firs' met Atzerodt about the last of January, l^fo, and met him on April 2d wPh Surratt Gentlemen, Snrratt was not th? re on tbe 'Jd of April. Mr Harry tell3 you he shw Booth, A'zerodtand Weichman at Mrs. tSurratt's when he brought the horses. Weich man tells y# ii Dr. Wyvill brought the horses home. Dr. Wyvill te Is you he never was at Mrs. Snrratt's. The gentlemen on theotherside will tfcll you these are all immaterial. Ah! gentlemen, take all'dese circumstances, pile tbeni up, and vou make the mountain. It is the last tea-ber whicb breaks the camel's baik. He swears he never was under arrest. Before the commission he swears he was in charge ot McDevitt all the time Be tells you be read his previous testimony before lie came to testify in this case. He said his character was at etake, and in this trial he intended to do ali be could to aid tbe prosecution. He tells any extraordinary story of the remarks made by Mrs. Surratt on coming to tbe city about all our joys being turned to sorrow, bnt lie did not testify to that before the mili tary commission. He did not testify before tbe military commission as to tbe re mark made by Anna Sorratt in iegard to I Booth when tbe officers came, because be said ! his memory was clearer now than it was then, j lie swears that Mrs. Snrratt asked him to pray for her intentions, loud enough to be beard by all In the room. He tells you she was perfectly cheerful and pleasant all tbe way to Snrratisvllle and back, although she knew her son was to embark that night on the fearful and terrible enterprise to murder tbe President and bis Cabinet. Tbi3 Wicked man, not We iebman, tells you she was excited in ber parlor, and called upon him to pray for her intentions. He knew it would not do to represent her as calm at that time?ten o'clock. Tbis serpent makes up the story of ber excitement. It was a fabricated wicked lie. 1 bore with some degree of patience tbe assault made by the District Attorney on tbis poor prisoner; but 1 say Weichman, this wretch?1 can call him that: be to not a pris. oner: he is a free man: bas tbe use of bis arms, and 1 am a man?testifies that that poor stricken girl, not a party to tbe conspiracy, said tbe death of Lincoln was no more than the e'eath of a negro In the army. ?ven if Bhe did sav such a thing under excitement, what raaa wbo had an honest beau would repeat it. That beart-ttricken girl, now trembling for tbe fate of this poor brother, while tbat wretch to pnt on tbe stand to testify tbu* against ber. Again, yon remember bis testimony about bearing the footsteps. We stamp it as a lie. At onoe we show vou tbat Anna Surratt went to tbe door and received papers from Mr. Scott for Misa jerkins : and yet 1 baveseen men and women in this court-bouse shaking bands with Weich man. "Ob ! shame, where is tby blash V' One word more, gentlemen, and 1 have done. 1 will show you that Mrs. Mary E. Surratt to not guilty, was not guilty, tbat tbe proof against ber was not sufficient to nave hung a dog, and tb? proof against ber now to rotten to tbe core, and not wortny tbe belief of any boneat man. We bring before you Mr. (jarlln. Who impeacbee bimi Nobody. I challenge an impeachment. Tnis poor creature (We cbman) to asked if be had a conversation with Mr. Uarlin, and he denies it ali. (Mr. Bradley bere read from U?e testimony of Mr. Carlin, to sbow where Weicbman bad made statements to bim, and where be eaid if be could have given bis testimony a* he wasted to, it wonld have been a different thing with Mrs. Snrratt J How doee tbis convict Weicb man stand 1 He stands before you telling one story, before the commission another; aayine he seeks revenge, tor he AM been perse nted by these people long enough. Tbat le tbe man whom yoa sae asked to When tbe learned geukltoen en the.other side has concluded and tbe learned judge on the bench bas instructed yon, 1 beg yon to render a ver dict without leaving that jury box tbat this i ?' a y young man may go forth without a mill up on him, and after having yeaduraa tku jary diet and 70a shall Have left tbe box, 1 beg you to prepare a paper sotting forth that 70a hare heard this eaeeandare convinced ef the inno cence er the mother. Gentlemen, 1 am dona. JuOge Fisher asked Mr. Flerrepoint if be desired to go <tn thw dYeninf. Mr Pier repot nt uM ha would commence in the morning:; and at quarter before throe the Court took a recess until tea o'clock to morrow morning. . fi?. m 1? 1 ?? + y i ' * a * Tub U. S. EiruiuiiaaTAL Fab*? Btrllding contract Awtrdtii.?Some accoont has already been given of the establishment of an expeft* mental farm by the Agricultural Department ot tbe Government* on tbe be&utirnl grounds on the lsNus*. bordering oa the canal, add be tween 13th street and the Washington monu ment. Already the soil has bteeti put in a state of cultivation and fine yields or corn, ctover, fruits and vegetables have been the result. Proposals for the erection of aauitable baild ing on the premises wen pablisned some weeks since, and a number of bids for the work were reeeived by the Acting Commis sioner, Mr. Stokes. This morning the contract for the agricultural building was awarded to Mr. F. A. Gibbons, at S8?,tS8, M being the loweat bidder The building is to be erected upon a plan furnished by Mr Kammerhneber, the architect, and Is to be built upon the most improved modern sty Is, with pressed bridk fronts, cut stone base, and ornamental stone snd iron trimmings ibr the super structure. It will have a height of sixty-eight feat from ha?e to cornice, and will be one hun dred and seventy-one feet long, and sixty-one feet Wide. The main frotit will have appro priate ornaments over windows and door ways, emblematic of agriculture and horti culture. The roof will be of the French style, covered with variegated slate, and surmounted with ornamental iren work. It will embraco three stories and an attic, and will be divided off into suitable office rooms for the clerks of the Department of Agriculture, and a suitable ball for the agricultural museum. The main front will be on 13th street.and when finished, it will be one of the most beautifnl buildings of its size in the conntry. The grounds, which are at present under cultivation, and in charge of Ma^jor Jas. ft lea se, n, a practical agriculturalist, borticultu ralistand landscape gardener, will ia a few years be remodelled and beautified with aviaries, artificial fish ponds, Ac., which will add greatly to their attractiveness, and vastly enhance the value of property in that section ' of the city. It is expected that the building will be fin ished so as to be roofed in by the first of De cember next. Sub-contracts for the various branches of work to be done have not yet been given out. Charoe ot Conspiracy to Dbkratd.? This morning detective Bigley arrested T,eon oard Kean. a magistrate located in the Seventh "Ward, and Patrick McHugh, a restaurant keeper on K street south, nearfith. charged by Armstead Liburn, colored, with being in a conspiracy to defraud him of his property in the comity aforesaid. The affidavit, wbtcli is m*de a "art of the warrant, sets forth that on tbe Ifitb of January, 1F67, he was indebted to McHugh 85U, for wblche be wai requested to bien an agreeraenf to pay the same in nine months. That subsequently be was com pelled to go inio the country to procure labor, and previously to teavinofltae city tie empow ered McHugh to collect Hre rent on one of his houi-e.-j.that McHugh did collect ?16, wnicb he (McH.) agreed should go to u?a_ln| nidation of ihe amount, ?50, which left dne Sji. That; on the 22d of July, Wfae? he was ab-ent from' th? city, an 1 without anv notice to dcpoueni, McHugh caused bis preperty to be exposed lor sale by Messrs. Green & William, aucts, nnder a deed of trust purporting to have been given by d-ponent, in which Leouaro Kean is named as trustee. He says that said deed was u?- ver giv? n by him. but he did believe at the 'ime that he was signing a simple agVeement to pny the sum of ?5*; that the deed was ob tmred by fraudulent connivance, be being un able to read or write or to understand wlia. he was sign'ug. and be ?o charges the parties with obtaining said deed by fraud. He also charges that Kean was present a*, the sale and advited the auctioneer (W asblngton B. Wil liams) to knock down the property t0 McHugh lor $100, and that said McHugti became the purchaser of the property at t?00. the anc tioneer refusing to knock it down for 3K0, the property being worth from S1.800 to *2,(Hiu. This ntlidavit was sworn to by the prosecuting witness, before Justice Walter, wbo also is sued the warrant on which he was arrested Mr. J. Bell Adams, who appeared ior the prostcutiou, had previously filed a bill in equity to set aside the sale. Mr. L.G. Hine ap. peared for the defense Before the examination was commenced seme v. ords passed between the counsel for the prceecntion and Mr. Kean. Mr. Adams speak ing of Mr. Kean, referred to him as a criminal, to which the latter replied, "You may be as 1 big a criminal as 1 am before you are done."' Mr. Adams?(Advancing towards Kean and making a motion with his hand as if to pull Ins nose.i?'?What's that, sir." Here Detective Bigh*y iuterposed, and the Justice ordered the parties 10 keep quiet, 1 which they did after some such words as ??puppy" were used. Mr- Adams opened the case stating that he expected to show one of the darkest deeds of villainy ever perpetrated, and stated the facts he expected to prove. Mr. Hine briefly replied to Mr. Adams as serting that he would show a different state of facts. The examination of witnesses was then com menced, and is in progress as we go to press. St'Pr?Pxi> ScicjpK.?This morning Captain E. F. Ruth, a clerk in the Indian Bureau, hailing lrom Tennessee, left his homecn Vir ginia avenue, between Third and Four-and-a hall stnets, about live o'clock, and tears are entertained thai be has drowned himself. Captain Rnib, Icr some years past, has b?en addicted to the use ot opinm, wijich ha< im paired his mind, and about two months since he attempted 10 take his life by sbooung him self In the head. lie however recovered lrom the effects ol the wound, but did not fully re ( over bis mind, and recently he has been act ing quite strangejy. A day or two slue# lie v.as on the wharf inquiring the deptb of the water, and being informed that it was but a lew inches, he walked away. Lieut.Gess ford was intormed tuismorniug of the circum stances of his leaving home, and on inquiry ascertained that for a week past he has made Lis appearance at six o'clock every morning at the wharf, at which hour iliere are always jeopie there, which would have foiled any attempt at suicide. Having thus failed, it is probable that this morning he took an earlier 1 cur. Lieut. Geeslord immediately set two men oi his force 10 work dragging for the body near the wharf where Mr. Rutb was in the bal.it of going daily. The hat of the unfor tuLare man wa? found this morning in ttie river near the Sixth street wharf, and men were busilv engaged this af'temoou in grap pling for his body. Promotions iw thu Trbaitrv Depart a:i.&T.?The following promotions were made in tbe Treasury Department from the I5tn to 31st of July, 1*67: ? Register's Office?S. .T. Willard, D. K.Ap ple. Wm. Latch lord, W. H. Sbelmire. and R. A. Fish, 1st to 2d class: J. P. Colby 3d to 4th; Henry Crockett, P S. Rarrettson, T. S. Hop kins, and Arthur Hendricks, ad to 3d. Internal Revenue Burean?14. S. Evans, H. A. Klrkbam, and Alex Jobnson. 1st to 'id. Comptroller of Currency?H. W. Berthrong, C. H. Cherry, and W. A. Pa?e, 1st to 3d; Geo. H. Wood, Aaron Johns, D. F. Hamlink, and E. S. Peck, 2d to 3d; G. C. Williams and E. Walcott, 3d to 4tb. Sixth Auditor's Office?T. J.Lord, 1st to 2d. Fourth Auditor's Office?H. C. Sherman, 1st to 2d. Bureau of Statistics?J. H. Robinson, J D. O'Connell and L. F. Ward, 1st to 2d; D. B IS icbol's and J. N. Whitney, 2d to 3d; Jamees Ryan, 3d to 4ib. These promotions are made on account of merit, and do net create vacancies to be filled by new appointments. The Jail.?Warden Hnestes has returned from Albany, wbere be left the prisoner San ford Conover alias Charles A. Dunham, con victed of perjnry and sentenced to ten years' imprisonment, in charge ot Gen. Pilsbury, of tbe Albany penitentiary. Conover went along very quietly, and seemed to be Inclined to tabe things philosophically. Mr Huesteshas accepted the tesignation of Mr. M. T. E. Chandler, one of the guards, and dismissed two othersof tbe guards?Jobn R. Cronin and John Sbaw. In the places of these gentlemen he has appointed Mr. Anion Duvall, formerly the dep jry warden ef tbe jail, and Messrs, Rob??: Strong and Josbna Noyes, two gentle, men who have heretofore been connected witn tbe Cspitol police. Tbe?e outgoers have each been in tbe army and proved themselves good officers, and tbe in-cemer* are well know n to many as very efficient officers. W?al Estate Sal**.?Messrs. Cooper'A Latimer, auctioneers, yesterday sold part of lot No. 1 in square584, Improved by two frame bouses on tbe corner of Fstreet south and 1st street west, to Mary Daiy for"SMOO;also lot 24, in square 642, improved by a small frame be use, on 1st street, between F and G streets south, to Michael Bttrgaae for ?4^5, and tbe north 18 feet of lot 5 in sqnare 1 000, on nth street east, between M and N street south to Joshua Clark for 19 eeats per loot. Messrs. Green A Williams yesterday sold tbe square of ground known as tbe square south of square 436, fronting on Seventh and Eighth streets west, between I and K streets south subdivided into 13 lore, to Mr. P. Oulivan, tar from 6 to 20 cents pet square foot. m Assault avd Batt?ut.?Cbas. McLaugh lin, charged by James BeedVwfth aisauit and battery, came before JwtmBates yesterday. Tbe charge was a us tallied and be required to e bau for.apytt. T, . , No LICIWPB'y-nankjfryle c&menefbre J u?' lie- Tucker yelJKWWrfniUg chargelf %7tl? selling liquor witbenta license. Shs was re quired to pay the prescribed flue, ?20. Potrcfe 8uxka*t.?The whole nambfr of arrests nik yestoMNgr ky tka police were eighty, white t*e ?nam of flnta imposed was C137.50. TMr bowness wm distrib uted am oat the several preciacto as fol low#:?-Second, l arrest, ao Haas; Third, 10 arresta, fines W: Fourth, 5 arrests, toes *13; flttfc, 13 arrest*, flaea *16.50; Sixth, 15 arrest-, flues *95; Seventh. 14 arrests, fines SHfc Eighth. 8 arrests, fines $30; Tenth, 14 arrests, fines #40. a TBI Oil! or 8Tti?iil.-TMs morning. Col. O. W. Steadman, arrested on the charge of obtaining money br false pretences ia two cages was before Chief Justice Center with t\is counsel, Jlr. Hlne, and after bearing sev - eral witnesses ha was disc barfed on glvlag f 100 ball m each case. Hard To BRAT?It is a matter of difficulty to ralae onions otauyslae from seed the same jear. but Mr. J. T. C. Clark has ikown us some lull grown onions raised by him from seed planted April *2d, at his placer on N street north, between 19th and 80th. GoVKITTSD ?A. J. Fl'zpatrlck came before Justice Walter yesterday afternoon, upon the charge of stealing the horae of N. J. Fugett. The charge was sustained, and the accused committed (o jail for court. For th* WmiKHOU?a.?Jeremiah Donavan was yesterday arraigned before Justice Tucker, charged with indecent exposure, and given a permit to sixty days' lodgings at the work house, in defhalt of 95 fine. Salbof Mossy.?Money aold last nijrhtat the 35th monthly meeting of the Excelsior Building association to the amount of 83,001), at an average of 33# per cent. ? 1 ? EqviTT CoiTKT? Chief justice Carlter.?In the f*se of Phillip agt. Warden the trustee1* report was confirmed, and an order passed re ferring It to E. Carusi. special auditor. ? Fok Oottbt.?Geo Evans, charged by Rich ard JOelacey with petitt larceny, came bafore Justice Bates yesterday evening and received a commitment to jail tor court. Sahitabt Kbport ? fr)ne arrest was made, and a fine of 810 imposed: 17 -written and 50 verbal notices were served: one dead cow and 14 dead dogs were reported and removed. CITY ITEMS. Botp' Livik Bosom Shirts for ?1 '25, Si.50, 81 76 and 82, at Henninp'e One Price Store, No. 585, 7th street, near Maryland avenue. Linxn Drawurs, Cotton Drawers, J?an Drawers. Lisle Shirts, Gauze Shirts, Merino Light WeightShirts, and afall liaeof all other Underwear, at A. Saks & Co., 517 7th street, adjoining Bank. ? Jewelry.?Bog-wood SettB and Buttons, Crystal Drops, 200 new styles Button?, Sleeve Stride, Jet Chains, Bracelets, Stone Ring-, re ceived this morning at Prlgg's One Dollar Jewelry Store, No.43S Pennsylvania avenue near 4^ street Whits Witsisfks?The month of a man who purifies his teeth with Xvzodwt is a wit ness box, and every time be openB it, two rows of gleaming witnesses testify to its beautifying properties. eo ? A Laroh Stock of Linen aiul Ilnck Goods te be closed out fit and below cost at the Great Central ClotMng House,Smith's, 4t>0 7lh street, opposite Poet Office. 7:id ? Fivs Hundred Nbcktir? at ten cents apiece. Snspenaere and Socks *2i per cent, be low cost, at the great closing out sale at Smith's, 400 7th street, opposite Post Office. 7:19 Coats, Pants, Vesta?black, whir* and grey?25 per cent, below cost, at the Great Central Clothing House. 460 7th street,opposite PostOfBc?. 7:19 + Lat>ibs. save nj-ney by purchasing Hoop skirts, Corsets and S&oulder Braces, at CUas. Banm'e, 49 Louisiana ave., between Cth and 7th streets Goods warranted to fit or no sale Corset Steels 5 cents a pair 1: ? Great Annual Sale of Gents' Furnishing Goods at the Great Central Clothing Hruse, 4<>0 7th street, opposite Post Office. 7:19 Corns, Bunions, Bad Nails, vascular ex crescences, wart*. moles, etc., removed with, out pain, by the aid of local analgesia, at Dr. White's rooms, No. 421 Pennsylvania avenue, between 4x and fith streets. In minor surgical operations ihts method Is highly recommended by the eminent surgeons and physieians of this country and Europe, it being "perfectly lree from harm, effecting only the part to be oper ated upon. Office hours from 8 a.m. to 5 p. m., and 6 to S p. m. No charge for consultation. Down with High Prices !?Patronize only those who sell cheap! Buy your Gent's Fur nishing Goods at Franc's, 4S4 7th street, be tween D and E, three doors above Odd Fel lows' Hall. Gray's Collars, 18c. box; Gold smith, Byron aud Garotte, 19c. box: lmitatioa Linen Goldsmith, Byron and (iarotte, ISc. box. And all other goods cheap in propor tion. 1: ? . . Great Anbfal Sals op Clothing, at greatly reduced prices, at the Great Central Clothing House. Smith's 7:19 460 7th street, opposite Post Office Quick Sales and Small Profits.?Good White Shirts, ^1 25a? 1.50; A. No. 1 Fine White Shirt, !?t.50as3: Good Ganze Undershirts, 50 cents; Fine Gauze Undershirts. 81: Fine Lisle Thread Undershirts, 81.50: Good Cotton Half Ilose, l(t K, 20. and 25 cents per pair. Best EngMsh Half Hose, 5u cents per pair. At Franc's Gent's Furnishing Store. 4U1 7th st., between D and E, three doors above Odd Fel lows' Hail. 1: ? Collars, ten tents a package, Collars, ten cents a box. At the Great Central Clothing House of Smith's, 460 7th st.. opposite Post, Office. 7:1? Pennies can be had in any quantities at the Star office counter. MARRIED. LEISHEAR? Clil'MELL. In Georgetown. !>? < .. <>!i the 1st instant. by Rev. Fath"r Cubitosi. S. .1 . WM. M I.ElSHEARto KATE V.GRIMELL, all of this city. * [Baltimore Sun copy ] DIED. HARVEY. On the 17th of July, at the r-sidenco of Mr. Wm. E. Harvey. Man aim *. Jack?>n county, Florida. Mrs. ISADORE HARVEY, daughter of the lat<> Wm. Tanner,of Mobile. * [Mobile ami New Orleans parers please copy.] O'llARE. August 2d.at f,1.. o'clock a ni.1OHN FRANCIS O'llARE. aged 7 mouths and a'lays. The funeral will take place from V.*2 I street, be I ween LOth and 21st. on Saturday .the 31. at 3 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances are invited. * ESSEX. Athls residence No. 14 High street' Georgetown, JAMES F. ESSEX. Sr., in his oTtli ) ear The relatives and friends are respectively in \ ited to attend his funeral from hi* residence on II igli street, Sunday. August 4,1S'J7, at 3 o'clock p. ui. * BALLAD DRESSING and other elegan* and nutritious preparations which have received the highest commendations from many of the most distinguished of the Medi cal Faculty throughout the country. For sale % M p ^ g()jf je M tner lfi>? iffed vgrpiout avenue. m ?fl Oacil %> Complete Worts; London Edition f9b9?d Archibald Lee; a Novel; so cts. Fuller's Small FruitCultuxiBt;Illustrated; fi so jeU YBANCK TATL0 A1VERT fine ASSORTMENT OF YOUTHS' AND BOYS' SACKS, je 6-tf AtODEON HALL. J^O'CKSl LOCKS !1 LOCKS II BEST ASSORTMENT OF LOCK8 AND BUILD F.RS' HARDWARE IN THE CITY. BUILDERS' DEPOT, 868 SEVENTH STREET Opposite Centre Market. y 2M H. W.HAMILTON k (JO. WHISKERS AND MUSTACHES! Forced to grow upon the sniootlii-st face in from three to five weeks by using Dr. SEVIGNE'S RES TAURATEUR CAPlLLAIRE, the most wonder ful discovery in modern science, acting upou the Beard and Hair in an almost miraculous man ner. It has been used by the elite of Paris and Lond?n with the most flattering success. Names of all purchasers will be registered, and if entire satisfaction is not given in every instance, the money will be cheerfully refunded. Price by mail, sealed and postpaid, jjl. Descriptive circulars and testimonials mailed free. Address BERGER, 8HUTTS & CO., Chemists. No. River street, Troy, New York. Sole ageuts for the United States. ap 3-d.frweoly j^ALAD CREAM p arwl for preagJllg Saiadj. CROSSE & BLACKWELL'SMNEGAR, in handsomely ornamented decanters. TURKEY FIGS, the finest in the market, large aud with thin skins. LAYER RAISINS, venr Urge NECTARINES. N. W. BURCHELL, corner 14th and F streets, my 25 under Ebbltt Houses Great bargains in dry goods at mil" LER'S, 101 Bridge street. Georgetown, D. C. We are now selling Summer DRESS GOODS, em bracing a handsome assortment, at reduced prices. Also, good Madder Calicoes at 12>?; best makes 15 and 18 : 6,000 yards good yard wide Bleached Mus lin 12H, 15, 20 cents; Unbleached Muslin 10; yard widedo.,13)i, lfi and 18 cents; 600 Paln? Fans at3 couti i ???- ? jy 2-lm* BENJAMIN MILLER. Kino place.'' SALAD DRE88INO. I iilftin in GrM|?vi?a. ) '? fioiiv ow Ai.Dmiap.-At the <es?ioa of the Bcud, held l&?t night. a joust resolution, i ottered by Mr. Thoms?, to piOvecte agaiast the omo( the Potomac wittr by parttee wlfohaee aot paid tu proper tuxes, wa? pawed. An or diaaacs, submitted ? by Mr. Simms* tj prevent tbe going at lATgeof swiue withm in* Corpora tion, was laid otw. Mr Hyde presented a bill of liwOterfdon < ourier ioi balance da* oa account, which was referred ?<>tbe Record er for bis inspection. Tbe fo&toarinc ordi nance# and resolution! passed by tbe Com mon Council at previous meetings, were taben apand acted on: Aa ordinance for tbe im provement of eertain streets oa tbe Hei|bu br (radios *be same, tbe contract fbr dates which to be given to some Oeorgetown citizen,1 waa laid on tbe table. Resolution to pre* rent loss of life or limb by reason of breaches is tbe Upper Falls road, waa passed. An orttioaace for tbe better distribution and supply of Potomac water, was laid over. An ordinance for tbe improvement of a part of Market street, was referred to tbe standlng committee. A resolution providing for tbe improvement of tbe station-bouse, was peeved. An ordinance to tax circus cempanles, theat rical and otber ebows and exhibitions, was passed. A resolution providing a contingent lund for the repair of breaches and boles in tbe atreets and gutters o( tbe town, was laid over. A resolution to lay certain flag foot, ways, waa referred to tbe standing committee. A resolution making an appropriation of S50 lor sweepiag and cleaning the new market bouse, was passed. Two ordinances for the impro vemen t of Aqueduot street, were referred to tbe steading committee. An ordinance pro viding lor tbe improvement af tbe footways of Eighth street, took tbe same course. Leave of absence for three weeks was granted Mr. Matthews, the Recorder, after which the Board adjourned. Common Corncil ? Members of the Hoard met last evening, Dr. Craigea in the chair Tbe roll was called and ohly six members being present, the chair declared the Board adjourned. Th* CiTTBdTiow of Paying OocircrLM*rc.? Last evening. after the Hoard of Common Council was declared adjourned by the presi dent, for want of a quorum, Mr. Shoemaker arose and said in bis opinion It waa wrong for members or tbe Board to abeent themselves. If it was on accouut of receivibgno pay for thelraervioes, then tbe Board should enact a law providing for tbe payment of council men. He was opposed himself to working without pay. and would not serve on either Board hereafter, unless paid for his services. Tbe pity should be **2 per night, with a fine of 34 for non-attendance Death or an Old Citizen.?Mr. James F. Essex, who fora long time has been suffurmg from inflamatory rheumatism, departed this lite yesterday between 11 and 12 o'clock, hav ing attained the age of Gfi years and 8 months He was born on the Navy-yard, in the ye?r 1800, and when about 17 years ol age removed to (TeorgetfWn, where he spent the remainder of bis life. For many 3'ears be has conducted a cooper-shop on High, between Bridge and Water streets, lie was a highly respected aad estimable citizen, and leaves many friends to mourn hi* tons, bertdes a large family ol tons and daughters. The cause ef bis death wm chronic diarrhira Tbe funeral will take place at three o'clock on Sunday afternoon, under he direction or Potomac Lodge, No 5, F A. A. M., of which lodge he was a member. Tbe body will be interred in Oak Hill Cemeterv. Kakmw Ekcavk kjrum Duownino.?Yes terday evening, about nine o clock, a splash was heard in the canal near the Aqueduct bridge, by some boy* near by, who di>coyered-| tbnt a woman was in the water and struggling ' for her lite. A man named Walker, iisaisteU j by another, succeeded iu getting her out, she ! being almost drowned. Officer Greene w is i a*tr*c"e<rtiithe spot,and arresteda man named A Karr. wbo stated that he was the husband of tbe woman, whose name wa^ .fane Karr. The man stood and watched his wife in tbe water without attempting to rescue her. and by ihua casting suspicion upon himself, io?e^b*r with the fact 'hat he was drunk, afforded tbe officer reason for arresting him. The man and his wife live near the College. Mortality- list.?The number of ddaths reporied by the undertakers for the month of July were In all 30 white,aud 6 colored: 25 were males, and 11 females. IIorsbs Stolen.?Horse tbieves seem to be at work in earnest, from the tact that on Wed nesday night the United States burial corps bad three horses ami a mule s'olen from tbem. A gentleman residing near Ball's Cross Roads missed two valuable horses ou the same eve ning. wclle four different parties on the line of the Falls road missed one horse each. The ? police and detectives are on the lookout for 1 tbe tbieves, and will probably bring them to justice, as with the excellent police and detec tive system of the District it is hard for of fenders to escape. Police fllATTKES roR Juvr.?The number of police cases tor tbe month or July were210, while the amoun t brought into the Corpora tion fuBd from lines imposed in these cases was 8455.-2. Locked Up.?Alfred Gray and Frank|Caru ei, arrested lor throwing stones, and Jas Jen Kins, for disorderly conduct, were locked up lor 10 boars. Disorderly.?Richard Cornell and Freder ick Sawyer were yesterday evening brought | before J ustice Hotkey to answer for disorder- I ly conduct, and were fined, tbe former $2.50, I the latter 81.50. Police Matters Yesterday ?The whole ! number ol arrests made yesterday by the po lice were ten ; the amount of finee'lmposed were only 84. Merchant's Exchange ?Offerings ; 1,900 bushels of corn ; 3,950 bushels of wheat. Sales 500 bushels of while corn, at 81 12 : 6^5 bushels o red wheat, prime, at $2 6^^ ; 1,525 bushels of red wheat, prime, at f 52 ; 1,4U0 bushels red wheat, at 82 60 Vf. Shipments of Coal.?From Ray's docks, to-day, l,o20 tons : from the Cumberland Com pany, ?00 tons, and irom the Borden Compaay, 205 tens. The Canal? Business on the canal is much retarded lrom tbe fact that the water is very low. Yesterday and to-day the superinten dent ot the canal was obliged to order the wa ter shut off irom tbe mills for an hour, that the boats might pas? more Ireeiy upon the canal; 21 boats have ( time in since our last report and 24 have gone out. The Port.?The steamer Express, Nickle master, from Baltimore, arrived this morn ing The steamer Valley City, Tomlin mas ter. for New York, left ihe harbor this aiter ncon. GEORGETOWN ADVER'MTS. THOMAS DOWLING, Auct.; Georgetown. Will be soldjit Auction, on the premiss. Tl'ES 1>A\*. August Gth. ;u u cluck. p. iu., Lot No. 10T>. (routing W f<-et on Ileal let reet, and 40feet on Mont gomery f-treet, Georgetown. D. C.. improved l.y i wi ll built two story Bri< k House, containing <*ight rooms an?l store, v. ithiill the fixtures complete. Also, good stabb* attached and new ft'ncin?. A deposit of >:#> will bp required when the prop ert) is soi l. Couvi-> anting and ?ianipti at cost of the purchaser. an 2 4t* THOS. DOWLING, And. JJY THOMAS DOWLING, Auct.; Georgetown. HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE AND EFFECTS, AT AUCTION. On SATURDAY MORNING. Auetist 3d, at 10 o'clock, I will sell, in front of the Auction Stor". No. 17 4 Bridge street, a general assortment of Household Furniture. jy 31-3t THOMAS DOWLING, Auct. ?^Y' THOMAS DOWLING, Auct.; Georgetown. VALUABLE IMPROVED PROPERTY ON WEST STREET. GEORGETOWN. AT AUCTION. On THURSDAY AFTERNOON. Au/u<t 15th. at G oVlook, I will sell, iu front ot th? premises. No. 102 West street, part of Lot No. 230, in lU*all's ad dition to Georgetown) fronting about 31 feet 4 inchrs ou West street, between Congress aud Washington streets, and running bacn to a 12-foot Eaved alley. The improvements consist of a well uilt two-story Brick House, containing niae rooms and cellar, with gas throughout the nouso. Terms: One-third cash; balance in six. twalve, and eighteen months, with interest, secured by a deed of trust on the property. All conveyancing and stamps at the cost of the purchsi-er. Title perfect. THOMAS DOWLING, jy 30 Auctioneer. B Y THOS. DOWLING, Auct.; Georgetown. TRUSTEE S SALE. By virtue of a decree of the Supreme Court of the District of Columbia, sitting as a Court of Equity, made in a cause of Janits S. Wilson vs W m. II. Wilson, and others. No. 93;', on the dock et of said Court, the undersigned, as trustee, will ofi'ei at public sale, on MON DAY, the 6th day of August, at the hour of 6 o'clock in the afternoon, tarts of Lot number 113. situated in Beatt.v & Haw Kins addition to Georgetown, fronting 30 feet on tbe east side of High street, and running back the same width 130 feet deep, with the two-story brick dwelling up on the same, containing ten rooms, including large store room for business. Also the western part of Lot No. 6i iu Beall's ad dition, fronting 45 feet, on the north side of Bi-all street, and running beck the same width to the depth of the Lot with tbe two-story brick dwelling upon the saiae. Terms of sale: One-third purchase money in cash; the residue in six and twelve mouths from the day of sale, the purchaser giving bis notes with approved security, bearing interest from the day ot sale, or the purchase money may be paid iu full on the ratification of the sale by the Court. All conveyancing and stamps at the cost of the jur cltaser. R. P. JACKSON, Trustee, jy 26-lOt THQS. DOWLTNG. Auct. WM. H. WHEATLEY'S PREMIUM STEAM DYEING AND CLEANSING ESTABLISHMENT. tbe kindin this section ofcountry. Dyeing aud Scouring ?f aU kinds dene iu the best matit:?r. Truly thankful for past favort, the subscriber sybclta the continued custom of the community Goods received aud returned by express wiUi the utmost?rom^tness and despatch. PWt-OifoeBdareM? WkBux No. SO, ikWssWS fit OT Luncheon, and resembling in flavor the best West phalia Hams. N. W. BURCHELL, jya Under Ebbitt House, cor, lith aad F #U. ?> FOR SALE AND RENT. F I j^OIi 8ALK-A HOUSE and LOT on Uth stre*4. Apply to C. B. BAKKR, Star Office. au 2 tf_ \ BARBER SHOP FOR SALK.?Apply from* t o D p. iu.. at Nv.?.0<> 11 ftrwt. belwean 4 th uil Ml>. >-it* 1,H)I KKNT?Famished ?r Unfurnt*he4 BOOMS ?siutblelor housekeeping, m * pleasant 1<H!? tieu. No. 3P9 North Capitol, between B anJ O street* au t W k. uk saI.E?A GKOf'.F.KV^totiV. ?>d a ilh v r f TALL. with Fixtures, in a good location. Cause of selling. the owner is leaving the city. Kent cheap, Itnjuire at this ofti.-e aui-Jt* ( I^WkinT-four unru rnishkTT*rooas, suitable for housekeeping. iu a four atory brick house. Car* pass the door. Nv 45*il>?t, Uftwevn M and id. M i X* f^TfiTRENT AT S50?A neatly FURNISHRI? F HOUSE. in a desirable location. ROOMS FOR RENT UN FURNISHED-Suit able for fcfiusekeepinir. in that f.iui etorv Brick. House. Ne 12th street. between 0 atH D at* STARR A MKT" -ALF. t Flan* a Building.) an 2 U New York ?>?piih ami 15th street*.^ OtORK FOR R~ENT. AND FIXTURES FOR SALE.?The *n?' GROCfcK> STORK on tba corner of l.ttb aud F stra ta norih. will be rented to a good tenant. The Fi*ittrea,4ncluding SheW inc. Bins, Counter. Scales. Ac-- will ?e sola, to ei ther with *he go?.fl will.' TMefcortier has T> -a f.ra long tin e doimt l ow nrw un^er the name of Mrs. Hawkins. Inquire of McINTLRL A Real Estate Broken*, opposite-Odd Kellows Hall, No S03 7tli at. au3 tt? EAL LSI ATE-C. WHloM A (0 would call the attention ofpimhaaer* of Real hstat* to the large ainonnt t?f CITY PROPERTY own?d by th?n\ consisting ot entire Square, and Lota situate! in all parts of t he city. wbioh they are of feriug for >ale atlow prices and on accomm elating terms. Th?y are also buying and selling lle.il m tate on commission. Unlet' of the Potoiuitc Bri. k Works, N?. 4*27 15th strict, one do>r r >rth if Penn'a avenue. an i -At* F^OB RENT?Three uufurnialw d ROOMs, (Jar ret and Kitchj'ii. No. 4.12 Massachusetts ive., next corner 6th street, at the residence of Dr. Bowen. anl-M* FOR RENT ?In a private f.iuiil) .two very nicely FURNISHED ROOMS, with the best of Board, in a pleasant and desirable location Address D C., Star office, stating name and residence j*l It* T-O I.ET?A large and comfortably furnish -J back CHAMBER, on second story of Hou??# 4H1 nith street. n< ar thrt avenue, and opposite the Oft.1 office. ail l-*t* f^OR RENT?Three R0"MS in a brick house* two on the first floor and one on the second A larce vard; (rood water near. A family without i bildren preferred. Situated on C street, bet. td and 4,SU< , Island, No. 200. au Ht* ^t?R KENT?At>^?! a STORF ROOM. No US a Penn. avenne, t?etween 19th antl aith atoi. Will be put in ?'on?pltle order to suit tenant. STARR A MKTOALF, I Plant'h RuildinO anT-tf New York ave ami 1Mb street. r^(Tll BENT?A neat! comfortable KRlt'K X IIOUSE. with 6 rooms: shrubbery, fruit And i nnjp in the yard. Situated on southwest corner of V.'th and O ?ts. Irninire ? f JOS F. K F.I.LEY, Ib-nl Estate A sent, office 3?:i dth street west n'-ar North 1st. aul it FVift RENT?Two Furnished ROOMS, suitable for hon"ekeeping, for a i;entb'tnJii and his wife, or two gentlemen. Per?ons without children pre ferred, as there is th? r&ildren in the bon-"? Situa titl on P Street, south side, between l-<th and 15th. Terms lmwierate. nu i -.'it * ?OR SALE?An Eneli-h Cottage Frame HOUSE, _J just flnifhe<l. near t he corner of 24th and N *-tieets, iji a most desirable locality, containing 5 rooni.s ami 2.uu<j s<iuai?? fevt of ground, \pply to FITCH Jt FO.\ Real Estate Drukrii. an l-3t cor 7th and F ?ts , opp. Post Office. I/MUil, A L E - A n -1 i o^nu BKli K HoC'SH. with wnter and gas, iu tuouough repair, iu oae ot" the best locations in tin? cfty; the above In a de-? sirable location for a lawver b?iT:7 on t'j ^tr,,ft1 between the Citv Hal! and Pennsylvania avehne. Inquire at 4.">7 11th street, between E and F -ts., I etween 7 and y in the ntorHlng. a?i l-<t* I??R SALE OR REET-Two new three story BRICK HOUSES; eight rooin?. otairwn> e?%s, nnd watt-r If drantin tlieyard: brown atone head* ami till? T< uis of sale: due half canh; lalucs ti. 12, IS. and 24 uiontn.-. \Vill be linishwd at'out tins f tli of August, for r irticu.aio iuauire of SAMUEL S 11??<?\ LR ?nl-3t* Corner fitb an 1 P streets, N 4*s<>. ?7Oil SALE-RARE CHAN' E?< HE W' FOR r< CASH?A three-story FRAME HOUSE,' ;r n?r ISJa and D streets. Island. _ _ _ jy .11-It* ^?IGARAKD" T or, AC CO STORE FOR" RENT v. OR SALE?A sreat bargain. For term- al dress ti. \V.. Box 4f?'J . i'ost Offie^. jy :ti -f,f 17OR 1;F.NT?Fir=t-cl ??s and desirable UR!>'K aWo. several FRA MES. four ri^nis an 1 kit, Keu near State Departmeiit. T1I0H. E. YV \GG \MAN 1 -2?. i'enn. avenne. bet. 19th and 20th sts. jy31-3t* 17OK RENT^T wo Unfurnished ROOMS, suituhlo for L. usefceepinif. water and gas in the bou-e. Apply on the jpreinises at No. SrtO New ,?ers??y ave.. between D aud M streets, north of Baltimore Railroad Depot. J>' 31 -St* fH)R SALE ?'R RENT-A n w BBD'K HOUSE. _ with improvements, contalnitur 7 rooms and passage, situated cornertjth and south A sts. ?'.un to! Hill. Also, two large ROOMS, suitable tor private parties or club room. Innuiro corner l.i)a st. and Pentia. av., Union Hotel. j> il ot* I7-ARM FOR SALE ?The undersigned will s?ll at private sale the farm now in hifl occupancy, located between Rockville, iu Montgomery conntv, Mary land, and Georgetown, D. C'., upon the .id Rockville road. It contains 19fi acres, is in a good stateof cultivation j lies beautifully; is elevated and very healthy; has several fine springs upon it, and unfailing streams m every field. It will be shown t? any one by Mr. WM. HAGAN, who resides upon it. Title is perfect. Terms n<a lo known on appli cation to GRANVILLE F HYDE, No, t>3 Water street; or, to Dr. GRAFTON TYLER, corner V ashington and Gay sts., Georgetown. $T THE AROYF. PROPERTY. IF NOT IMS posed of at Private Sale 1> for- , v. ill be off r.-d at publi Sal" on TUESDAY. Angnst 13th. H?7. at the Court House door, in Rockville, Md .at tht^ iiour of 1 o'clock p. in. Terms of sale: One half cash; balance in two equal payments, at one and two years, deferr -d payments ,to be secured by a deed ?>[ trust on property. A del .-it of JIUO will be rcuuirnd whou j-Tcpertv is struck off. WM. D. ' ASS1N. jy31-tf Attorney-at Law. BiTlding siti:s on long credit ?w? offer for sal'1 three (3* !ine Building Lots, each 20x110 feet. Sit'iated on north l" street, between j:tth ai d 14th street", Mn 0*e- Immediate vMuity of the d?>lliu!rs now lieing erected by Messrs. Ri jcr-4 and Plant, and Department Clerks.) Terms: tkthi one-eighth cash, and the balance iu monthly instalme .ts ..t from 5'la to JOHN n. ELVANs a CO., jy30-lw [Cbron A Kxpre s. 1 :j0i> l'- un av. |70R KENT?One BU1Civ HOUSE on New ,ler r Bey avenue, between I an-i G streets.ith -'as, and water in.the yard, at .v.fci per-month. Also, unc pniall FRAME JiOLSE ou j?Ia?s. a\ on -, at &12,r0. For larticnlars inauire of W. C JOHN SON. corner '.>th and L st". north. jy29-2w* OR RENT?A tw > it.>ry and basement FRAME HOUSE, on 9tll, b -tw.cn Eajt Capitol and sonth A streets. Inquire of B RlrVHWELL, cor ner north A and 9th sts., Capit.d Hill. jv 27 -it* I^OTt RENT-The BRlCKTiIOlfSE at the corner of 24th and 0 streets, contaiuins nine rooms, with Inrffe vanl aril stable. For terms, apply at the corner of jovi and K sts. jja it* t F I O LET?Fl'KS TS"! Kii house ou rourm strr t. opposite .tndiciarr S(Illar?',?K) roonts: r> thing complete for housekeeping; only & 125 month. |jy 22| D. L. WELLS A c7>. 170R SALE?A fire proof COUNTING ROOM SAFE, Wm. '.darns ,t Co. makers; will be sold at a t arm in ; l>avint? no fut ther use for it. I u <iuire of M . K. WALSll .t CO.. Ancts. j.v2i->;t' I^OR RENT?Corne ?*h street east and C street north. HOUSE, containing ti rooms, with Store room anil Cellar: rent low. Inquire corner '"'th and G streets. Navy Yard. jy >4-101* VI' E1 ~Y FURNISf!ED PARLORS AND~11ED il ROOMSfor rent, at !?12 per month. No. 4*"j 6th street, between c -t. and La. ave. jyfft-lm* (^R RENT?The vide,roomy HOUSE, over the book store of Franck Taylor. Good for offices. je 2S-tf 17OR SALE?One of tV most desirable PRI 1 YATE RESIDENCES on Capitol Hill, con ttiiiilng efeht lar^e r'oni? with larr;e dry cellar and beaut i In I yard. covering 1",000 feet of ground. Situated on the southw -t corner of Fourth stre,*t eabt nnd G street south. Immediate possession giveu. The terms are very liberal, only one third cash reyiiiicd; oi.e, two, three, four aud five years gm :i on deferred paym uts. If not sold by August 1st, will be ronted to a responsible tenant. STARR A METCALF, ? (Plant's Building,1 jy 19-tf N. Y. avenne and 15th street. ?TO~LET-FUBNtSITED HOUSE ou Fourth ereryt peri 17URNISiTeIUIOUSK ON'll STREET, between sixth andS'venth. Excellent carved black w alnut furniture; all m-'deru conveniences. Also, one on I street, in ar Fourtei iTK. Abo, on# on Eighteenth street, near the Navv Department?11 rooms: uuluruished. - D. L. WELLS A CO., j> 22-Ct Cor. La. ave. and 6th st. C~-? A SH P U RCH A SE It F OR A B RICK HO USB / on F street. betw> en 9th and 15th streets, or on '.dh street,between D and F streets. Address PUK CHASER, Star oil' e^_ jvJ M^ I/O It RENT.?A HOUSE, with large garden w-ith choice fruit, near Waliach School, one snunre from street cars. Inquire of W. H. LaNGLHY, cornei Sth stioot oast and Penu'a Ave. jy 17 J7 < mlBE HT?The LA ROE F RAM E BUI 1.1> 1 NO at the corner of l"th street and the canal, near the bridge. Possesion given iaimediateljr Ap ply to W . L. \\ ALL A CO., Aiu tixneers and Coni n.ission Merchants, cor, 9th st -aul Pa. avenue.. jc.7tr F"f>h RENT?Th? WALLACH HOUSE RF.8 TAURANT, si'.naied <>u lith street, n?ar Pa. avenue. Apply to C. B. BAKER. Star Office. ;eJ3Jf_ 170R KENT?A STORE ROOM, corner ol>thand L street, and FIXTURES for sale. Inquire of B N. EDMONSTON,on the premises, between ( d 8 p. m. my 27 tt I^oil SALE OR RENT-A Two storv FRAME HOUSE, with eight rooDM and kitchen. No. 4'^. Market street, near 1st st , Goergetown. D. C. Inquire of K1CUAUD PETT1T, 1st aud Market strei-ts. GeorgetowT . 1?. C. jy 11-tf 17OR LF-VSE. WITH JtlGHT OF PURCHA~SB, 'valuable BUILDING LOTS iu different p-.rU offhl* stow in? city; and for sale, five year old DAT CARRIAGE HORSE; lfi hsn-ls and some style B. MlLRt'RN, Gstreet north. jy 3 Im* 170R SALE?A comfortable RESIDENCE for a family in the town of .Cambridge, Md. The property is well improved. ?t? excellent condition, and among the most desirable homesteads in the vil lage. It w ill be sold at a low figure To a geutle raun who <4?>*ires a comfortable home for his Family, in one of the most agreeable villages in Maryland, where household expenses are not half as great aaiu a citj. the opportunity is a rare one. Mr. Waliach, Editor of the Star, who knows the property well, will give information concerning it to any lnp.il rera. my 13-tf r^FFlCEROOMS.-JOB RENT, in m; jBuiid, \J iiMr, N^w Ybrk fcveuue and 15th street wveral ROOMS, SUITABLE FOB OFFICES ot SLEEPING APARTMENTS. For particulars in quire of GEO. H. PLANT, Office, Room 10, Plant's lluildins;,corner Kew York ?veuue and Uih at. jeU-lm