Newspaper of The New York Herald, April 18, 1855, Page 1

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated April 18, 1855 Page 1
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r . . THE NEW T % . WHOLE NO. 6809. MORNING EDITION CIRK HERALD. WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18, 185& PRICE TWO CENTS. JUHEETI&KMENTS RENEWED EVERY DAT. ? arauio vAnaioaa. fiOXTlHV^ioS OfTM 8AUCO? ftiri --f A" r? ' to "hioh will b? aide 1 oa " MONDAY, APRIL 16. 8"i^*rMP?NoZlsa%P?INa BILES Broadway, Chamber* tad Reade streets. "KTEW GOODS BY THE WASHINGTON WILL BE ll efeaed Oil Tuesday. April 17. by A. T. BTEWAKf A CO. Consisting of the latest _ MODES la Cbia* dlk robes with flounces. Creaadiar roUs* with Arabeqne flounces. Aad a eaperb assortment of the LATEST PAK1S STYLES 'la onandie aad iaooaet muslins, t axe gas aad silk (UlOM, IB |tm aad by tbe j ard, Ac. Ac. Ac. _ Broadway. Chambers aad Roade streets. GOODS, FRENCH FLOWERS, ETC., TOR ^?TBAl ?3 10,000 eMM rich straw bonnet*, 1,8M tuti rusfa lace bonnet*. BOcawi rich Florence bonnets, Kltaiti rich Leghorn flats, SO eartoas straw ruche, and 2.W0 base* rich French dower* , Of the vary latest importations, ar* offered at a reduced Ttica, ftraasK by HOMER A KETCHUM. ho*. 64 and 66 John street, corner of William. STBAW GOODS, FRENCH FLOWERS, Ac. tCO eaere itch straw bonnet* 10 eases ?uprr English Dunstable boanets. > iich straw bonnet* super English Dunst i super English slit straw boaaet*. i rich laoe bonnet*. i Leghorn flats. M itcaifl^H 10 eartoas straw Ruche; and (00 Win French flower*, of the latest Usport>atioa, JN offered a* reduced price* for cash, by HOU?R A KBTCHAM, No*. U aad GO John street, oorner of William, Xew York. DRY GOODS, AO. RHA BARFOE ROBES OF. THE LATEST PARIS wUV styles, received per stonm.'r Washington, will be of fend this meruit#. UliSDELL, PE1RSON A LAKE, 471 Broadway. BCLPIN'S SIX DOLLAR M A.VTI h LAS-MOST CH A RM - iajtaoTolties? manufactured of the very richest taffeta ?ilk, aad aatvenally proaounoed alike superior in richness, Biwaessaod moderation in prioe, to anything ever ollerud. JLadiee call aad eoe. 361 Broadway. BULPIN'S SPRING MANTILLAS ARE NOW READ? for ctar retail trade, and eompriso a matchless c >l!3? tioasf Parisian novelties, trom a beiutifnl black silk man tilla, at am dollar?, to the most costly garmoati manufae tured. 861 Broadway. SARGAINS IN EMBROIDERIES.? 6,000 Swiss bands at 64. each; Ml do., 3s., worth tin. ; !*k> do., 4s , worth 8a., do. , 0a. , worth 10*. Lace and muslin curtains very low. kTHOmAS TATE, 86 Canal struct, corner of Greene. Black, tamerton? go pieces just received per sieamn Washington. Also, 310 mourning barege XObes, black sad purple, aad black and white. UB8DELL, PE1RSON & LAKE, 471 Broadway. CB. HATCH, LITCHTIBLD A BRADY, 97 WILLIAM . street, base la store aad are reoeiriag per steamers their asaal assortment of the latest London aad Paris stylos af ^fnraishhiji gwis, adapted to the present Mason, at JjVBBNCH CALICO ROBES, CIRt'ASSIENNE STYLES, JP rMCived per steamer Waebincton; 600 robes, entirely HT. UBSl'ELL, i'EIRSUN & LAKE, 471 Broadway. /TREAT BARGAINS FROM AUCTION.? IN CONSE \J qnenee of removing on the tint of May to 643 Broauway, aeaaad door slow Bleeckcr street, the undersigned ia pro Bid ta offer a large aasortmeut of French good% comprii the following choice selection*, viz . t'ronch embroidered dkerchietf. collars, sleevea, bund*, flounoinjr, Ac., which Will be sold V. 36 per cent under the u<.rul prices. A. STEWART, 687 Broadway. SV OBDBB TO SUPPLY THE PRESSING DEMAND for i>tng goods, at this season ot the year, U US ELL, PBIRSC'N A LAKE hav? mado large additions to their lau&eaiee stock of this olass ot gieda, and wUl offer for ?ale this week? JS.000 pieces line a sheeting, of every width and quality, 10,000 do. coUoft do. do. do. 10,000 da. linen and cotton cloth for pUlow eases, do. 10,000 Marseille* uuiltB A coanterpaues every size A qualttjr. 30,000 pairs Whiting, Bath and other biankets, do. do. IfiuOOO pieces Irii* l-.ncn of every manafacture imported to the Baited Stares. "1,000 toilet covetfl 1 damask table cloths, every siie aad quality. "eeest daauk napkins aad doyliua. de. Jo. diaper and hut kabuck towels. Also. ?Brtmeat of table and piano covets ot the la Met design? Alee, a large stuck^f muslin aad lace drapery. Housekeeper* suad families commencing housekeeping will And this stoekef Roods the ekes post aad meet desirable ia -this city. 471 Broadway. "TCST BBOEITBD? NEAT STYLES OF FANCY SKIRT - J ings. C. B. HATCH, LITCUi IELD A BRADY. ' K William atroet. Lack muslin curtains trom auction. Muslin curtains for H St) worth $2 5) Haelia enrtaiaa <or$2 U0 " 3 (W Maslia enrtaina ?or 4 00 " 0 OJ KaeUa Curtatae flac 6 00 " 10 09 Xaee cartaias ror . 4 00 " 6 0!) JLace eartains far. . ? 00 " 8 03 laeeaartaiasfar.. 16 00 " 15 03 Laae eattaias ler.. 16 00. " K 03 Laee enrtaina lisr. . 20 00. " 30 03 A complete aasertineat of cornices aad curtain tnamlagi, Jit rodiotd prifM. SJELTY A FERGUSON, No. ?1 Broadway. PRINTED ORGANDIE ROHE3? RECEIVED PER steamer Washington. a beautiful assortment of the la test Paris deafen* . UBSDELL, PEIBSON A LAKE, <71 Broadway. ICH SUMMER DRESSES? RECEIVED PER STEAM ?r Washington, a new assortment of Grenadine and de Parii r#bes. Alio. 500 foulard dresses, all different UBSDELL, PRIRSON A LAKE, 471 Broadway. ?? crape de designs. Travelling robes.? ubsdeli., peirson a lake will efftr far eale thii week 800 Embroidered Robes. Al as BOO Striped du. , at 93 the robe. N o. 47 1 Broadway. fpO DBT COODS MERCHANTS AND OTHERS.? A DE J. sirable stock of silks, laeet and embroideriei will be sold at a Ian* discount from tbe cost of importation; either tho entire stock or i a. lots to suit purchasers. A. GILBERT, 767 Broadway. l>ASiCI\Cl AC ADEMIES. ~ TtAKCISG? L. DB G. BROOKE'S, 361 BROOME SJ street.? All tbe fashionable danoei taught In one course ?f Imnii. Private lessons at various hoar*. Soirees Wednesday sight*. BAMCING. ? BROOKE'S ASSEMBLIES, 961 BROOME atreet.? The closing soirees tor this season will take lo April 11, 18 and 25. Monsieur g. mirasole, professor or dan ciag, inferpm bi? Mends th%t hii beaotifnl establish sneat, 438 Broome street, will open dally, from 10 A. M. to 30 P. *. Mont. ?. take* this opportunity to state that, bar li)t smblsased tbe hall No. 16 Bond street, and paid six Months rent in advance, by the failure of his landlord, and by SO fault of kU, he has been elected from the premises at a loss to Hons. M. of arnreral hundred dollars. Hons. M. is proud io say that ho bu never failed to pay in fall every debt and WUpMrt, aad hopes to reoeive from his patrons a centlnn tiot of their (nan favors. RKWAKPg. AQnn REWARD WILL BE PAID ON CONVICTION ?OUU of tho thieves, and recovery of the property stolen lfom the elotb '?< store of P. F. Fitisimons, 141 Fulton street. Brooklyn, ou tho nifiht of April IS, 189>? S2.U0 worth of ?loth, esasimere*. vesting!, and ready made olothlng. The mboro amount will bo paid for tbe recovery of the property Msdeoavictioc of the thieves, or a proportionate amount for M? part thereof t hat may be recovered. * P. F. FITZSIMON3. Ainn REWARD-STOLEN FROM THB PREMISES vlUv of (he subscribers , on the night of the 16th-17th tact.. 88 piece" of white China pun^eo silks. ? 100 reward WiD U paid for the recovery of the same. CARY A CO,, 90 Pine street. H7r ?SEVENTY" FIVE DOLLARS RB W ARD.? LOST, ? t tie a cold Lanting case Bnglirh lever watoh. No. M,t23, IrtSft Bosk ell. Liverpool, together with chain and seal at tached. Tbe above reward will be paid on reoeipt of tbe by ItobMns A Co., *14 Broadway. REWARD.? STRAYED OR STOLEN, ON SAT0R day morning last, from corner of Second avenue and ?trvet. a brown horse, with ooverod buggy attached. ia lVv hands high, seven years old, and natnral _ oao rotarninf the above to Messrs. Underbill A >'e stable. No. 16 Fourth avenue, will receive tbe above ifwsrt. ttRA REWARD-LOST, A CHECK, DRAWN BY wt/u Robert J. Raws, on the Tradesmen's Bank, dated Ewbg, for 9l?h also, oae $100 bill. and three of 160 of the isk. aad eerrsal notes of a similar denomination, reward will be paid on return of the same to lli. BELLI AC ? K , coracr of Broome and Eldridge sts. ?V ?90 bbwarp-btqlbn FROM tiie basement y.rir- ,tl?T "aderslgued, about 7* o'clock on P? day ey latuy, tbe fcllowiac artlolee of silver, vis:? # tea 52226. tii 2 . & ,p,0B ??ld r^.0, t," ? * spoon, nirkid J. B.: ri.nti ?mWO A B ; 1 ditto. 9. A. D. Jr. ; 1 ditto mtrkoil *L,.B .Tbe abOWe artietoc aero all of e-.lld .ilver, verv Boavlft chasod; aad wKH the exception of the napkin rings* Bore tbo etasap al "Wa. Adams, maker." Pawa brokers Hd others are rmucetod to stop wii same if offered for sale The above rewar* will be aa U for tbe reetoratloa of th; property to SCO. A. BUCKINGHAM, 163 Madison street ttOn REWARD -LOST-A LADY'S GOLD WATCH flZv aad ehoia. watch ptn and locket attached, the lsakat marked a 1 th tbe iaitijs J. I. B. The above n^d ? Will he paid "dWn rocsipt of tbe articles at ? West sigh wfrthstmt. , -VIA REWARD.? STOLEB, ON MONDAY MORN I SO "Wlv after oaa o'clock, frotn tbe house *56 William street ? gold cyliade* watch, and rost rhaln attached. Oa tbe WMr ease of tho watch the a ords " Echsppemeat a cvlta mt%" aad two Usee hands were eneraved. The face of It ?ae stert, with teno or throe rusty spots, bine Aeel hands. ?Wadteasweypkera, the X partly extinguished. The chain WM heavy, four edffed, aad bad at one ead a deer's head, Vtth twa tbia Hit lo horns. Whoever can give any Infer i loadlan te Us recovery, will receive the above re BQ lUnFARD.? STRAYED FBCM S? SEVENTH AY yO eaue. a smalt red dog Ions ears an* fail, aaswors to llteaaMSM lUIANCUL. ?1 nnn bo.vds of Tut VIRGINIA and V-L.UUU.UUU TmttiM KtilroU Company.? Pro posals will be rtcelvad for tbe wLole or *nj put of the abovo isaue of bond*. They we dated let Jul/, 13M, and parable to bearer, ia the eitjr ot New Tork, on the 30th June, 1M81, with Interest Mfeu attaahed, tithe rate of 0 percent p?r annum, pay abla *eml annually at the Maak of Amerioa, on the lit of Jmitq tad July el eaeb year, ai d one half their amount oocrertMa into the stock of (he comp&uy at the op tion of the bolder. Theie bond* are Ueued under full authority of the stsokholders, (or the purpoee of AnliUnx a#4 equipping the road, and they are secure! by a second mortgage ontlie road, with all the real estate, fixture* at. J equipment*. franchises, appurtonanoca and privilege* apper isunme thereto. The first and prior mortgage u for *1 .500,000, ?f whioh fl.OOO 000 waa taken by the State of Virginia, on the following very advantageous term a Six per oent la terait. and the principal to be liqaidatod by pa> inonta annu ally of one per sent for thirty -tour year*, commencing on the lit of July. 1883. the remaining; tSOO.OUO were told at par. The capital of the company i* $3,000,000, three fifths ot which it htld J?y the State of Virginia, ?na the whole amount paid in U toyli.M, The length tot tha road, from theoltyof LynAhutt to the Tcnnsssee lina, la 504 miles, of which 136 aro eaurely flniahad and in operation. The remaining sixty nine mile* require only $236, WO to complete tUen^ Mji tea montha labor ie only necessary to put the entire road lata full operation. Then hai bean expended on the road about $5,000,000 in construtiRon. rdlliflf ?t?ck nad expenses, a aum double the amouuLof both mortgage* which together do not exceed >13,000 per mil* of road. The road forme a link in tha chain of road* wkioh become probabjy the moat impor tant route in the Union, giving an almost atraight line from the Northern and Eastern citiee to thoie on the Gulf of Mexico and tha Mmimlppi, shortening the diatano* mere than twe hundred mile*; and there ia but one mere link to he flniahed to afford a eontinuou* railroad tranaportaUon trom tha oity of Washington to Montgomery, Alabama. But independent of the travel that will come tail a* a part of tbe great South and Ncrth line, the Virginia and Tenneieee Railroad ha* a certain looal buainoas of it* own, which i* dearly iioertaincd by the earning* of list year, with only eiihty Ave mile* opan, (9163,020 79,) aa being eutleient of it self to eupport tlie ro*<l. It paaaca almost it* whole length tbrongb a region abounding with a variety of mineral* ef the moat valuable nature. *n*h a* lead, coal, ir >n, copper, *alt and gypsum. all of which exi*t ia great abundance, which havebeen hitherto uogleoted, but whioh are fait being deve loped now that they oan be conveyed to market. In abort, tbe proipect* of the road are moat flattering; and fostered as it ha* been by the State, and supported generally by the people of Virginia, with ao large a cash capital actually paid in, ft ii Iielleved no security baa been recently offered of a better character. The Company have agreed to *et apart cm per cent, annually on the amount of their bond* from the earninga of the r jad, a* a finking fund to meet the pay ment of them At maturity; and the *tookholder* hare adopt ed, a.i a line of policy, to declare no dividend excepting from a cam surplus, alter the intereit and linking fund hav* been provided tor. The term a on which the aale will be made are 25 per cent, down, and the balance in paymant* of 10 por cent, every thirty day* till all paid. If the whole amonnt ia paid at once, interest to lit July to be allowed. The right of reject ing all or any pari of the bids ii reserved, if deemed for the intereati ol the Company to do io. The bonda will be lodged in bank, to bu delivered when the whole amonnt ii paid. Full information will be given on all mbjeoti con nected with the financial affair* of the Company, which oould be dorived by partie* wishing t > offer for the bonds, and documcnta and refsrenoe* obtained by applying to Adrian H. Mullor, B>n , No. S8 Wall atreot, New York, to whom offer* mu*t be eent, *ealed, and marked " Tender for Railroad Bonds," on orbefoie the 24tb day of Hay next. JOHN ROBIN MoDANIKL, President Virginia and Tennessee Railroad Co. The Board of Director* are : IIINRY DAVIS. THOMAS L. PRESTON, GEORGE STCART, WM. T. ANDERSON, WILLIAM A. READ, And C. F. M. GARNETT. ii Chief Engineer. I will receive aeulod proposals for the above loan, which will remain with me unowned till three o'olook 1'. M. of Thursday tbe 24th day ot May next, to be then opened in the preacnco of the Troiident, or tome other authoriied agent of the company. ADRIAN H. MCLLER, 38 Wall itreet. New Tork, 0th April, IbOS. ?7cn nnn tore and harlem rail tJJ I uu.Uuu . road, second mortgage 7 per cent bonda, part of an iasue of one million. This mortgage coveri a large amount of real citato in this sity, as well as many parcels on tbo line of the road, not included in the first mortgage; the branch road to Fort Morris, on the Eait River, with wharf and ground belonging thereto, and all the rolling stock and furniture ot the road. The bonds are iatned with interost coupon* attached, pay able on the first day* of February and August in oach yoar, and the principal reimbursable on tbe first day of August, lbt>4. The mortgage is made to the Farmers' Loan and Trust Company, ol' this city, a* trustee for the bondholder*, and recorded in all the countics through which the road pane*. Thi* issue, added to the first, will make the mortgage In cumbrance upon tke road lonr million dollars? less than fifty ?er oent upon it* eost up to this time. The prooecds of the onda now offered, will bo niod? first to extinguiih the floating debt of the Ccmpany; and, second, to oomplote the double traokto White Plain, and oroot some few itation houses required on thu line of the road, all of whioh, it i* ex pected may |bo done |*o a* to . close "construction ac count ? at the end of the yoar. The locurity upin whioh theie bondi ar* based is believed to be in *11 respect* ample, qnile as reliable as that ot the first mert 'age. The earning* of the road are constantly In creasing, ana it* buiine**, present and prospective, never so ?atiafactory a>; now. I'ropoeala tor all or any of theae bond* may be addressed to WilMam B. Draper, Treasurer, Harlem Railroad Com pany, New York, endorsed " Pmpoial* for 2d Mortgage Bondi," until tho fifteenth day of May next, when they will be opened, and ihould state whother the offer be made is cash on receiving ?ho bonds, or in in'stalmenti.of twenty -flv* per eent, payable respectively on tha 15th of May. 15th of June, 15th of July, and 1Mb of Augnit. The right of re jecting all or any part of the bid* Is raeerved, if deemed for tha interest of the Company ao to do. By order of tha Board of Director*. NICHOLAS DEAN, President. Wat. B. Drapes, Treasurer. Note. ? This road terminates In tbe centra of the city of New York, ia one hundred and thirty mile* long, con necting the oity with Albany, and all the trad* of the great West, together with a portion of that of the North. The annual gross earnings of the road now oxoeed one million ot dollars. New York. April 3d. 1W5. *rcn nnn ? money to loan on diamonds V?Jt/U.UUU . watches. Jewelry, dry good*, severs, Ao?. or bought for euh; city *took?, notes. bond*, mortgages u4 bills of eiohnnie negotiated. Business confidential tal prompt by THOMPSON A CO., brokers ana commissiaa merchant*, 103 Nmu strset, oorner Ann, room 2, hnH floor. <U1 A nnn ?WANTED? THE LOAN or THIS "J51U.I/UU. imoutt, on two first claw houses Mid foar lots, worth at least $30,000, without iuoumbranoe: alio, SI, 000 on lot in Second avenne, worth at least $3,000, free ?nd clear; also, to rent, two brown (tone front houiei on Thirty-foorth street, with all the modern improvement*. Rent $700 each. Apply to DUNSCOMB A McMILLEN, 103 W est street, cornet of Liberty. 1 <j?r: n/in T0 loan-on bond and mortgage, iJJu.UUU for three yean, on first elau improvod city property only. Apply to R. M. WEED, 171 Front street. nnn WANTED-ON FIRST CLASS PROPERTY, jDO.vH/U in the meet valuable part of the city of Brooklyn, at six per oent, semi annually, on the condition that the interest will invariably bo paid on or before the day it is due. otherwise (even per eent. The title and seonrity unquestionable. No brokerage allowed. Address Punctu ality, Herald office. Broken bank money bought? the highest price in gold, paid for all kinds |of broken bank bills. All unouirent fnnas bought at the lowoit rate*. Drafts for srvlo on England. Ireland aud Scotland. Knickerbocker Savings Bank books bought by JAMES M. TAYLOR, 169 Chatham street, oorner James. CASH ADVANCED IN ANY AMOUNT, OR PUR ?haied at sight; Diamond*, Watohas, Rich Jewelry, and valuable personal property generally. R. WOOD, 89 Fatten street, Second floor, front room ; 9 A. M. to 6 P. M. CASH ADVANCED ON THE MOST LIBERAL TERMS on watehes, plate, diamonds, dry goods, furniture, pia nofortes, or anv other property, at the old established and confidential office, 304 Broadway, corner Duane street, se oond floor, room No. 9. Tho strictest confidence may be re lied upon. Ladles waited upon at their residences. Empire loan and agency office, no. 333 Broadway, opposite the Broadway 'heatre (removed from 321;. Cash advanoed on real estate, diamonds, watches, Jewelry, piatuforUs. hor*os, carriages, aad every other de scription of personal property, upon liberal terms. Gold to any amount liberally advanced (or bought at tight) on stooks, bonds, diamond*, Jewoi 3, merchandise and property of all description*. Mer ants. manufacturers and the public generally, can alway* be accommodated at ike old and responsible 1'aolflc Agency Ml Loan Office, 114 Grand street, ovjr the Paelfic Bank. IRVING SAVINGS INSTITUTION, NO. 98 WARREN street, one door from Green wish? Open daily (torn 10 A. it to 1 P.M., aad 4 to 7 P.M. Intaaest at the rata of fix mi eent allswed on all sum* from $1 to $800. Tha fundi of tale 2/ D. nfrm J TtM Pmi4"w Vastdbbsiit L. B 'ixroir, Secretary. Money liberals advanced. Bv PEC A RES, BTRNSTEIN A PHILLIPS, AncMea ears, Na. 84 liberty itraat, one door from Nassau, on sloaki vaaaals, real estate fnmitara, pletures, merchandise, A*., left with ua for aale. SJ. SYLVESTER, FOREIGH AND DOMESTIC EX . change broker, has again commenced busineis at No. 7 Broad street. S. J. Sylvester attend* to the buying and selling of all kind of securities exclusively on coanmsion. Order* from the country will meet attentioa. Collections made on all parts of the Union aad in Europe. Tru?t fund of ninety thousand dollars to loan vli? $80,000 for two months, $70,000 for three months, and S'JO.OCO for four months, upon ban a or railway ?hare*, oity or State bonds, or United State* government sec ari tics. JOHN B. MURRAY, 44 Wall (treat, over Baak of North Amerioa. TO capitalists.-the foe AND Wisconsin Improvement Company ofTer to eapitaitat* for invest ment the rcmaiaing half of their 8 per eent boads. ($2fl0,0UCJ payable February 1, 1K73, interest eemi aunuaily, at Mm Bank of Nerth i"?erir? elty of N?w York. Time* b**4g are secured by a first mortgage upon lands worth, at a low valuation, more than diuble the amount, also upon the im Evament i:s*H, together with Ita proceeds, water powe?, Inquire at the office of tha Company. 14 Walt ?r*?t. WANTED? A LOAN OF $8,000, FOR ONE TEAR OR mere, on a store aad lot, free from all encumbrances aa1 worth MCVflO. Apply to S. C. M. ALLEN, 117 West at. TOaPMLXE, MERCHANT TAILOR-HAS, REMOVED f? ?wilu Araadway to QUeoy'e halldinca, 189 Broadway TJ EMOVAL.? F. * T. DAVIS BEG LEAVE TO INFORM XV their patroi a aad friends that they have removed their ferafearo eetablishmeat fro m 83 Ana street, to 104 Spriai streat, nadar the St. Nioholae Hotel, aad that they have greatly added to their stoek of aujterb parlor, dining room aad chamber fnraitar*. They take thla opportunity to In vite the nubile to give them a call, aad also to ttook their patraa* far past favosa. COAL, Sec. COAL ? PRIl E FURTHER REDUCED. -THE SLB seriber has made a see end red action In tha ptloa af an taracite coal. He baareoeived a freak aapply af Peach Or chard and white ash, af qaaUUaa *a porter ta asst of the eoal brought to market laat aeaaoa. Alea f?r aale, Kdwanaal or rel and caancl ceaU, at lowest curreat rata*, HENRY REE?*, coratr of au* t|( (tqn tffc | U< If fit _ PKE8IDEH1V riEKCI M CIB1IV AFFAIRS. Meeting of thf Frlendi of Dr. Peek-Report of the Committee Sent to Washington, dte. A meeting of the friend* of Dr. Charlee A. Peek, lately made the victim of Spanish tyranny; ia Cuba, ru held last night, at No. 68 East Broadway, to hear the report of the committee sent off at a previous meeting to lay the eaie el Dr. Peek before President Pierce, aad who *m* expected back from Weshingtoa in the evening train. The committee, consisting of Mr. E. 0. Perria (formerly of Tennessee, but now of the New York bar) E W. Stafford and Dr. Lyman Fisk, came into the room abtut 8>; o'clock, having come direct from the can at Jersey City, aad were received with the greatest eathu slatm and wannest congratulations. As soon as order wal restored the meeting was called to order, and Mr. Jones was called to the chair. Cel. Sam ox 0. Bxid, formerly of Louisiana, hat now of the New York bar, as toon as the mooting was or gsnized, made a notion that the meeting at onee ad journ to meet again this evening, as a preliminary meeting to a grand mass meeting in the Park. Ool. Reid supported his motion by a few eloquent and im pressive remaiks, but understanding that many present were anzious to hear the report of the Washington committee at onee, he consented to waive hie motion till after this report had been given. Mr. PntBDi, the chairman of the committee, ascended the platform and was received with much applause. In giving a report of the interview with the head of the government at Washington, he said he would read an article taken from the Washington Union. Mr. Perria here read a leading editorial from the Washington Union of yesterday, which pitched into Spain for its many outrages, and which incorporated the report of the meeting of Dr. Peck's friends in this city, an account of the visit of the committee to Washington, and the statement of this committee to President Pierce, and their demands upon the government. The letter of the committee is given below. It was loudly applauded by the meeting. At the conclusion of the reading, Mr. Pebbix proceeded at some length to 6ve the meeting a report of the President's poxtUon. esaid: ? The committee saw the President Monday af ternoon, and the interview was perfectly satisfactory to the committee, and he trusted it would be so to the fi lends of Dr. Peck. When we got to Washington we found this matter had oeen already before the govern ment. The President and Cabinet had read the report of our meeting here In the Hksau). rhe President, with much emphasis, said he was favorably impressed with the tone of our resolutions. While they were firm and decided, they were free from all filibusterlsm. In reply to our demands, he ttaid we might go home and toll the friends of Dr. Peck his case should be attended to at once. He said he would despatch a special agent at once to Cuba, as we suggested, t'aid he, "I will imme diately, perhaps to-morrow morning, despatch an agent to Cuba with the instructions tnat the case requires. While I had heretofore determined to put down all flli butterism npon our soil, I had also determined that there was a point beyond which forbearance should cease to be virture." President "Pierce raid he did not know what had come over the Island of Cuba, for it ap peared to him as if the Spanish authoran were striving to decide by mathematical rules bow far we might be asialled atd insulted before we would come to the rescue of our citizens and our commerce. The Presi dent left us under the lmpress'on that the time had now come when we could no longer forbear, and fold our arms and cry peace, peace, when there was no peaoe. (Applause, long atd loud.) Tbat the time had at last come, when we should say to Spain, thus far shalt thou go and no farther. (Applauie.) The President in his remark alluded to the other outrage! of Cuba, and said they all seemed to come up at the same time. He al luded to the case of Thompson, and said he was a man of irreproachable character and*was not at all mixed up with any filibustering expedition. The Cuban authori ties bad brought no charge against him, except tbat he had left upon his office waf s the coat of arms of his country. The President In reciting these instances, said, he almost deemed the Spanish government mad to heap upon our flag every insult possible. Mr. Perrin (aid, this was about the substance of the remarks of the President, as near as he could reoollect, and he In re peating them, wished the friends of Dr. Peck and the public to know the position of Franklin Pieree; and he will follow out and fulfll his promises to, and the Impressions mvle up on your committee, time alone oan deside. From the President we were invited to the office of the Secretary of State? to see Mr. Maroy, who had been excused from at tending a Cabinet meeting, specially to attend to this basinets. We found upon his taWe a slip cut from the Now York H sua ld .being the report of tlie meeting of the friends of Dr. Peck, the same meeting which de spatched us to Washington. Mr. Marcy told us he was then engaged ia writing a letter and making a demand upon the Spaniih Minister in Washington in regard to Dr. Peck. Upon his table Mr. Maroy bad the corres pondence between our Consul at Havana, Mr. Robertson, and Oen. Concha, in regard to Dr. Peck, which he read over to ub. As near as I oan recollect, the letter to | Concha stated the exact caie of Dr. Peck, in regard to bis health, bis character, aad his object in visiting Cuba, precisely as we laid it before the President, and demtnded to know of the Captain General of Cuba, why and npon what charges Dr. Peek was imprisoned. The reply of Concha, alter a grand flourish in the Spanish style about Cuba an& Spain, &c., said tbat the govern ment of Spain did not tninkjit incumbent npon her to tell any American citizen why he was imprisoned In a Spanish dungeon. They were upon the game footing with Spanish subjects when they came within the Span ish dominions; aad in reply to the demand of Mr. Ro beitscn in regard to Dr. nek, the Consul General said I he iid not feel bound to give any other answer than this. He iaid that the Spanish government considered the island of Cuba was In a state of siege. You may well imagine, said Mr. Perrin, the indignation of onr government when it received the above from General Coneha, as his reasons for (the imprisonment of our friend. Secretary Marcy give ns every encouragement. The above was about (he end of Mr. I'en in 's state ment of his interview with the officials at Washington. He said since this interview the word had come that Dr. Peck had been relea ed upon bail, and he did not know what effect this news might have upon the government, or what change it m!ght produce In the orginal intention of the government as expressed to the committee. From the above remarks, Mr. Perrin continued to make a speech nearly two hours long, giving his own views upon the notions of the Cu ban government, and the position we ae a government ought to assume towards them. Mr. Perrin was listen ed to with much attention through his speech, and at times enthue lastically applauded. Wlien Mr. Perrin had concluded, the other two of the committee gave their version of the interview with Mr. Marey and,ibe President, but their account did not ma terially alter the statement of Mr. Perrin. Mr. cxaivord said, the President in the course of his remarks said, our prosperity was in peace, and for the purpose of preser> ing peace with all the world, he had done all In bis power to put down filibusteritm, that 8pain could bave no excuis for her sggressions. After the rendering of the above report, npon motion of Mr* H. C. Bakes, the thanks of the meeting were ten dered to the committee for the satisfactory manner ia which they bad performed their mission to Washington, and the report was adopted, and the committee dis charged amidst much applause. Cor 8am. C. Rod then renewed his motion to make arrangements for a mass meeting in the Park. It was finally understood that the committee of thirteen, ap pointed at the former meeting of the friends of Dr. Peck, to arrange for a mass meeting, should meet this evening at the Smithtonian House, on the corner of Broadway and Houston street, to carry oat the object tor which the committee was appointed. The meeting then amounted. The Cue or Dr. Peek. [From the Washington Union, April 17.] We publish below the proceedings of a public meeting held in the c\ty of New York on Saturday night last, to take into consideration the recent arrest and inhuman imprisonment or Dr. Charles A. reck, an American citizen, t lilting the liland of Cuba for the benefit of hi* health. The committee appointed at that meeting, consisting of Kdwtn O. Perrin and William H. Stafford, Esqrs., Counsellors at law of that city, and Dr. Lyman Flak, the family physician or Dr. Peck, arrived here yesterday, and had a long interview with the President and Secre tary of State We learn that the committee, through their chairman, Mr. Per.-fn, stated the full history of Dr. Peck's arrant end imprisonment, received by them through private sdrl'ei from Cuba, corresponding al most precisely with the official despatches received by the State Department from ear a stive and energetic Cons a) at Havana. Th<> following is the letter addressed to the President bj tbi committee WARnrnrro* (D.C.), April 1#, 1866. Fit ?The nndersigned were, en Saturday evening last, April 14, appointed a committee to wait upon your Ex cellency, in order to lav before you the case of Dr. Charlea A. Peck, of Mew York city, recently arrested a Trinidad. Cuba, and to ask the Immediate action of thi ? government in nis behalf. Dr. Peek is a native of Bridgeport, Connecticut, thirty rears of age, and baa for about tea years practised den tistry in our city, where his quiet and gentlemanly de portment has rendered him greatly beloved Hj a large circle of personal friends. He baa a wife and two chil dren (the eldest about four and * half years of age) now residing time. For some years past his health has been extremely deli cate, ?nd cloee confinement to his erofeeaton brought oo a pulmonasj disease, and to avoid the fatal effects of which eae of as (Dr. Flsk, who has been his family phy sician for several year* past) la February last advised him to aeek a wanner climate. Dr. Peck, being totally dependent upon Us own exer tione for sajport, was advisad that la the island of Cube he ccukl not only recruit his declining health, but main tain himself and family. Accordingly, on the 8th of last month (Marsh) he sailed hem New York for Neuvltas. when he arrived en the 19th. Hie place of destination wm Puerto Principe, ead he was accompanied by a young Cuban, named Lorenso de Zeyrus, a native of that pi ace. Who had fereonse three rente been a student in theofloe of Sr. Peak. Or. Peek la totally unacquainted with the Spanish language; be baa ao acquaintance in the isle:. J , the m>fWa of tfcie pufaHMi (ma?-, eer wm he in any way or nuuu?r connected with aav of the politic*! parties of that island Advice* ware received from him oa Friday la*t by hi* wife, announcing hi* ?kfe arrival out. On Saturday morning hi* friend* were she eked by a telegraphic despatch from Charleston, published in the New York paper*, announcing hi* ar re*t at Trinidad, and removal and confinement Tu Hava na. A large spontaneous meeting of hi* friend* took place on the same evening, and we were deputed to Soeeed forthwith to Washington and preaent hi* case to e government. A letter waa received by oae of hi* friends froan a gentleman at Principe, stating that Dr. P. waa arrested (no cauae or reason being assigned) at mionight, hi- residence and office ransacked, anl he groMly insulted and confineti in a stable among cattle, where It was feared that the unhealthy ex halation I wilt quickly overcome him. and the immediate action of hi* friend* urged aa the only meana to lave hi* life. We, air, have known him most intimately, have been connected with him in social, literary, and other asso ciationa ; and no young man in our city has more nume reus and a armer friends. We are all well convinced of his entire Innocence, and entertain no doubt of hi* ultimate releaae. But the dan ger ia, that before that innooence can be made known, ?? victim, unaeclimated, in delicate health, and in clone confinement, may perish before th* dilatory action of the Spanish government will take cognisance of hit ease. We, therefore, ask your excellency to send immediate ly a special agent with instructions:? First. To examine fully into the circumatsnces of the esse of Dr C. A. Peck; and, if guilty of ao, offence, t9 demand his immediate releaae; and, in the mean time, that proper attention be paid to his physical condition and comfort. Beconi. That lie be at once furnished with the charges against him, and allowed an immediate examination, with the privilege of counsel, the attendance of hi* Meads and the benefit of witnesses. Third. That the said agent of government take the moat Immediate and active measures necessary to secure to Dr. Peck all the right* and privileges due to an Ameri can citizen. * And. finally, to claim from the Spanish government pecuniary indcmnitication for any loss of property or other damage sustained by him, and such other and fur ther reparation as his case imperatively demands. We have the honor to be, very reapeetfully, your obe dient servants, KDW1N 0. PERBiN, Wtf B. STAFFORD, LYMAN FI3K, Committee from New York city. To his Excellency Franklin Pierce, President of the United States. Soldiers for Cab*? The Worth Legion. TO THS EDITOR OF TBI HSRALD. New York, April 16, 1865. The feeling that a war with Spain ia inevitable, M?rcy and the balance of the " slow coach" administration to 1he contrary notwithstanding, seems to have actively taken poiseaaion of the ox-Mexican war material resi dent among ua. The note of preparation haa sounded, and one or more regimen ta have been organized, with a view of acceptation by the general and State govsrn ments, and an early advent in the " tented fisld." Our city at present Is thronged with Cuban filibusters, Cen tral American colonists, Ecuador adventurers, and mili tary enthusiast*, who would willingly and gladly aban don all visionary and undeveloped schemes, to embrace the long hoped for opportunity of a dash at Cuba. The " Worth Legion," which you may remember waa orga nized a year ago for toia espesial object, ia about opening a rendezvous for the purpose of recruiting Us ranks up to the standard required by the State laws. This regi ment I* commanded by Colonel Burnham, who was Lieut. Colonel of the New York Volunteers. The rest of lta officers, with but few exceptions, were slso distinguished offioers in that campaign, and axe well known to the citizens of New York. Perhaps no portion cf our people feel so Indignant, and with such just cau?e. at the tampering oourse of policy pursued by the imbecile administration at Wash ington in reference to Spanish aggressions, aa thia aame class alluded to ? the lighting portion of the community. 1 he great majority of thia class of eltlzers are dwellers in peace in our nud.'t, filling places of trust in the go vernment, adding lustre to the polite professions, or de voted to mercantile and mechanical pursuits. They repudiate fllibusterism, or any act in opposition to the government, so long as the government protects her citizen*, and is worthy of their respect. A CITIZEN. Meeting of the Presbytery of Hew York. The Presbytery of New York re assembled yesterday forenoon at the First Presbyterian Church (Rev. J. D Wei a'), corner of Fifth and South Third streets, Wil liamsburg. There was a general attendanee of mem bers. Rev. Nsthaniel Hewit having been selected aa Moderator, presided; and Reverends C. K. Embry, and B. F. Stead acted as clerks. Dr. John M. Krebs was elected Stated Clerk for the en suing year, and Dr. Hugh Auchinclosa waa elected Treas urer. On motion It waa decided to hold the next meeting of the Presbytery at Astoria, Long Island. The Treasurer reported that 92,913 had betfn raised by special aaaesamenl upon the churches. Thia pays the debt* of the Presbytery, and leaves a balance in the treasury of over $500. Judaon H. Hopkins was appointed a missionary to ter ritory in the vicinity of the Navy Yard, Brooklyn. Rev. John M. Krebs offered the following, which was adopted Whereas, It is understood that the General Association of Conaeoticut, under the suggestion of the Association of Fair field West, ha* adopted a resolution to complain to the Ceneral Asi?mbly against this Presbytery for receiving the Rev. Dr. Hewit on a recommendation from the Conneetlout Asssoclation of Fairfield West. Therefore, Ordered, That the Stated Clerk furnish our commissioners to the Assembly with the records and other documents per taining to this ease. Mayor 'a OAee. Tte business transacted yesterday at the Major's office via of a vary doll and uninteresting character. Very few complaints of anjr Importance were entered in the Mayor's ponderous volume, called the "Com plaint Book." A very large number of servant girls crowdsd around Col. Ming, at an early boor in the morn ing, complaining of not haritig rewired wages due to them from their employers. As these complaints are a great source of annoyance to the Colon* 1, such servant* will hereafter understand that it it is useless to call at tte office of the Mayor, as that functionary has no power to redress their grievances. The proper rente 3y lor them ia a suit in a ward court. SHORT WEIGHT. James laird, 02 Chatham street, against whom a com plaint was made a few days ago, appeared with a sworn statement from the Inspector of weight*, certifying as to the correctness of said weights. Complainant's clerk also states that bis employer invariably givea lawful weUhts, and that the complaint aforesaid wax without foundation. MATOR WOOD ADD THE LABORERS. Hie Mayor has issued the following letter of Instruc tions to tne heads of the several department! of tbe city government, relative to laborers employed by the Cor poration, and said to be grievoualy injured by the fore men engaged to oversee them : ? Mayor's Orricc, Nrw Tons, April 17, 1865. It has teen represented to ms, from (rood authority, that it ii the practice or foremen engaged to oversee works done fer tbe Corporation, in tbe streets, who are paid by tbe day, "rain or shine," to discharge their men for the day npon tbe least indication of rain, thus depriving tbe Ipoor laborer of work sad wages without cause. This bas become a great evil, and mast no longer be per mitted. I can very easy see that these foremen, who get pay with or without work, will discharge the mea for the day npea slight pretences, so that they can be released from the doty of overseeing then; but the poor lsborer, whose pay eeases when bis work is stopped, is deprived ot what to him is of great importance. This is a grievous oppression. I tope yon will at ones give orders which will effectually pre vent it here alter Very respectfully, FERNANDO WOOD. To B, B. Purdy, Commissioner of Repairs aad Supplies; M. Van Scbaick, President Croton Water Aqucduot Board; James Fury, Street Commissioner. Theatrical and Huleal. Broadway Thfatrc.? ' " The Gladiator'' is aunotinctd for this evening, as many persons were prevented from being rreseat on a former occasion, in consequence of the crowded state of tbshonse. Mr. Forrest appears as Spartaous, Con way as Phasarlus. and Mad. Ponisl as Senora. The faree of "Pleasant Neighbors" concludes tho;eotortainment. Bowkry Thiatek.? ' This evening is set apart for the benefit of Mrs. Eddy, wife of the popular actor Mr. I. Eddy. Tbe pieces selected consist of "The Groves of Blarney," "The Comedy of Errors, "Tbe Vonng Reefer," and ??Tho Good for Nothing." Tbis programme ought to draw a very large audience, Bi nves's THKATRr.? The selections for this ovenia* are "The Remedy of Errors" and "Legerdemain," Bnrton, Canotl. fisher. Hall, Jordan, Mrs. Hough and other artists of dramatic celebrity in tbe casts. The last new piece, en titled "Jaaet Pride," Is announced for TLnrsdoy evening. Wallace's Theatrf.? ' Three admirable pieces are an nounced for this evening. The llrst is " The Diary of a Young Wifs," Lester and Miss Rosa Bennett as principals; tbe next is tbe comedy of "Tbe Bold Dragoons,'' and the amusements conclude with the faroe of "A Lady and Gen tlemaa in a Peculiarly Perplexing Predicament. A MsaicAn ? The romautic drama, in three aets> callcd tbe "Flving Dutchman." is announced for the after noon and svsnlng performances. Messrs. (Harks, Monroe aad Miss Msetayer ia tho principal cbaracrers. Wood's Minstrels.? Tbe programme consists of singing aad dsneiag and Instrumental pieces, also, the estravagaasa of tbe "Hotel d'Afriqne." Bi rnt.i.v's flcn>NAr>cs*.? The burlesque of "Somnam bula" trill he given to-night? two prima deanas appear? Miss Eleanor aad Miss M. Andrews. Pkbham's Opfua Iiorss ?A complimentary testimonial will be given this evening to Mr. 8. A. Wells. The pro gramme is very interesting in lie features. Katrine Halt. ?Tbe exhibition of Smith's Tour of Enropi is beiag given every eveaiag-the audienoes seem delighted With tSs paintings. Btvyvrsawt Iwstitwt*.? Jeanaie Reysoldson, tbe Scotch ballad stager, gives an entertainment on Thursday evening. Maioa Cbawlstv's Military Testimonial takes place to morrow evonfeg, when tbe military will appear in uniform The honse will be crowded. Expedition to the Plains?- Aotir? preparations are making for this expedition, and tbe tlvopc are put en rmit' as rapidly aa possible. Two companies left about the middle of the week, and a pinch larger force leaves to day or Monday next. The* whole army will ha Mtrch from Fort I -ear en worth before the high for forage for the amtaala attJH to \hr expedition. Bcmetb ng of tbe extent of tbe ex penditure may ha inferred from the fast that t,MI ready t/> March from For4. ! *avs*worth twlor* the fata is sufficiently high for forage for the anitaala attache! barrels cf ton;, at S12 pee bW., make one of the 1U_ of the aeccuat of purehaaea. It is |e be pv ut? in sacks ? u>u *r* H THE CHIEF OF POLICE* The Henry Clay Pall upon Another Man'* Back? Testimony, Pan, dee., Ac. An adjourned meeting of the ipeciU oommittee of the Board of Ai'dermen to report on the Chief of Police, was held at thf City Hall yesterday afternoon. Present : Alderman Brifg*, Chairman of the committee and Alderman C. W. Tucker. Mr. Stephen H. Branch acted at Secretary of the oommittee. The fint witness sworn was Mr. Ccqruk W. Matskil, the Chief of Police. Ill# evidence was aa follow* I believe I waa born in 1811; bo I hare been told; my full name ia George Washington Mateell : the first reool lection I hare of going to school ia somewhere in Tryon row; I first recollect 11 ring in Bancker street; that is as far back aa I can recollect; 1 remember living in Broad way, near the Club Bouse; 1 hare four brother* and ais tern ? three sisters aad one brother; my father had only one wife that I know of ; I believe two of my sisters are still living; one resides in the oity, one ia Manchester, England, and one ia Brookl/n ; I bave seen my father vote many and many a time; I don't know whether he , was ever naturalized; he came to this country when he waa very young; I don't know whether he ever returned to England alter he came here; he may have crossed the sea a doaen times; I have frequently voted, and hope to do so again; I was once challenged, but it waa with drawn, I think without requiring me to awear my vote in : my father voted in the Eighth and Fourteenth wards. Aiduuun Brious? Did yon ever detail an oflicer to watch a house ia Greenwich street, near ihyt Wrxmib ? I sent officer Bell there about two week* eirce 1 may, but I cannot recollect ever sending one there some year since; I don't recollect any bad house* there except the one I have spoken of ; 1 have no book in my office containing the names of leading and influential persoae who visited that house; I hare no such register or book; I never received any money a* a bonus for watching certain houses; never received a reward; the money that was received from the dog pouni never passed through my hands; Mr. McKellarhad full charge of that matter; the warrants were drawn in my favor; the Mayor first endorsed the requisition: the dog pound has been in operation about three year*? since Mayor Kings land; the Mayor (Westervelt) never gave me any orders in regard to the dogs; he gave them to Mr. Me Kellar; I don't know where my parents lived before they eame to this country; I really cannot recollect the place in England my father came from; I have no record; I have a record of my own family springing from mi; I think there was a record in the old family Bible. The Chief here was permitted to leave. The following affidavit was then read;? I, John Baker, residing at No. S3 Curakorland itroet, North Brooklyn, depose? That I was born at Portsmouth, England, on the 24th of Ootober, 1799; that I enme to the United States in 18u2, that my undo married the sister of Mrs. Thomas Sparshott, now of Yorkvilh , who v?uj a passon Ser in the Perseus in 1817, and .whose daughters Mo Mrs. Ilixubeth Kervan and Mrs. Ann P. Cudlipp, of Bloomlngdale and Yorkrille, and who were alio passenger* in tho I'ersens in 1817; that I resided in Broadway, opposite Latsyette Hull, from 1818 to 1820, when I rot married, and remoyed about oae block from there to Crosby street, between Spring and Prince streets; tlmt my parents and brothers and sisters continued to reside in Broadway, opposite Lafayette Hall, between Princc and Houston streets; that I first knew George Matsell, the tailor, in the spring of 1818, when he first removed to Broadway, opposite Lafavette LIu.ll ; that I well knew his children? named Mary, ftusan, Elisabeth, William, George William, and Anxuatua Matsell; that Mr. Thomas Sparshott, in 1818, worked In tho same shop with ;.y fkther; that I bare often heard him say to my father, in 1818, that Mr. George Matsell, the tailor, and all of the above named children, came over with hint in the ship Perseus, Captain Klobardson. from England to Halifax, in 1817; that Mrs. Matsell. the wife of George Matsell, the tailor, has often told my mother that all of ths above-named children came from England with her in tbe Perseus, and that tbey were all born in England; that all of the above-named children have told me that they were born in England, and spoke of it with mnoh pride; that George William Matsoll, the pro sent Chief of Polioe, has often told mo tliat be was born in England; that I was very intimate with George Matsell. the tailor, and have often been to cburcb with him: that while we were on our way to Allen street Charoh in 1818 or 1819. Mr. George Matsell, the tailor, told me, near tbe corner of Broome and Mulberry streets, that the six above named obildren were all born in England; that he named bis seoond son, George William, alter Unor^e, the tben Prince Regent, who became King Georse the Fourth in 1820, and died in 1890, and WiUiam after William, ths tben Duke of Clares ee, who became King William the fourth after the death of George the Fourth in 1830; that I never heard Mr.George Matsell, tbe tailor, nor his wifc.saythat eith erlthey or their ohildrcn were in tne United 8tates prior to 1817, nor did I ever hear any one else say so; that 1 remem ber when George William Matsell. and bis brother, Augustus Matsell, (the soni> of Goorge Matsell, the tailor,) kept a little bookstore in Chatham street, between Duane and l'e&rl streets, near where tbe old Chatham street Theatre and Gar den used to be; that I also remember that they used to sell Fan<iy Wright's, Voltaire's, Owens', Tom Paine's, and other books, whose titles it would not be proper to men tion here; and that they finally sold oat to Kobinson, the publisher; that George Matsell, tbe tailor, was the first per son 1 ever knew or beard of bearing the name of Matsell; that I have, within a few days past .examined tbe New fork Directory of 180ft, and eonld not find any one of the name of Matsell in it, exoept George W. Matsell and H. C. Matsell, both residing at No. 30 Stanton street: that I intimately knew George Matsell, the tailor, from 1818 to 1827, during which time I never knew him to vote: that he never told me be was a naturalised eitixen, nor did I ever hear any one else say that he was a naturalised citisen; that I bave been in timately acquainted with tbe ex-Mayor Edward Copeland, of . Brooklyn, during the past twenty years, who is now Presi i dent of tbe Central Bank, Brooklyn; and that I have also been long and intimately acquainted with ex-Mavor Conklin Brush, or Brooklyn, who is now President of the Mechan ics' Bank of Brooklyn, to both of whom I ref<*| for know ledge of ay character; and further this deponent saith not. John baker, Sworn to bofore me, this 16th day of April, 185&, G. W. Wheellb. Commissioner ?f Deeds. Albert Lombard sworn? i was a policeman in the Se cond ward; I was appointed through the Alderman un der the old system: 1 was on police about two and a half yean; tlicre nave been complaints against me: I was no tified to appear before the Major and Chief ot Police; I appeared there, and was tried before the Clerk, McKel lar: neither tbe Major or Chief were present; Mr. McKel lar want on and tried me ; called evidenoe, &e. : when he got through on one side Ihe Chief tben took tne seat; I then asked to be heard in mitigation, and in defence of my own character; 1 had witnesses there, and the Chief said be ? Id not wish to hear them; the complaint was made by drunken men an<l vagabonds whom I had ar rested before, and who felt kind of spiteful; I told him (the Chief) that I had witnesses; I wanted to show the reason why 1 was complained of; ha refused to hear me, and refused in an arbitrary way; I stated that 1 was doing my duty at the time I was reported; the charge was that I was drinking in the bar room at the time I was stopping the fight; tbe man who complained of me followed me to the Tombs and threatened me there; I did not bave a fair trial; my sentence was read at the statiod house about two weeks after. Alderman Bunas? Did you ever pay any money to get on the police? W its bps ? I don't like to anwwer that. Alderman Baiaae? Did any one ever take any money from you for that purpose? Wirran ? Yen, sir, forty dollars. Alderman Briogb ? Who received this money? Wmcxw ? I suppose two or three; Captain Leonard of tbe Second ward received the money and McClatn re signed in ay favor; I suppose this money was paid to MoClaln:! don't know. Dr. A. 8. J on 109 sworn? I am detailed aa a physician on the polioe; I am a native ef New York, and my father before me; I remember a man named William Irving, whom I examined; I certified to his constitution being impaired by habitual drinking. Alderman Bnious? There has been a great deal of com my ward about the partiality in deciding upon policemen. Did you ever reseive money from polloe men ? WmnsBS ? Yes, frequently: 1 have attended their fami lies professionally, and received money in that way; I have received favors in no other way, excepting a sad dle of venison onoe, and a bundle of segars? nothing more that I remember. Dr. N. C. Hpbtxjid ? I am a physician In the Polioe De partment; I am a native citisen. I remember a man named William Irwin, of the Thirteenth ward, coming before me the other dar; I rejected bim upon the ground of intemperance; I judged of his intemptrance from his > general appearance; I never xeceired presents from an/ policeman. Alderman Bniocm? That Is all. doctor. Dr. P, W. McDoireu. nmi ? I hare been attached to thd police department sttse.its first organization; I am an adopted citisen; I have been here 23 years; I was born in Ireland; I remen^er the ease of William Irvin; I rejected bim upon the ground of intemperance : I ob tained this Information I rem a peculiar nervousness of his system ; I don't know that we ever passed men In a worse condition than Irvin; I do not recollect tho case ef a Mr. O'Connor: I only recollect the circumstance of Mr. Irvin's case; I don't think I Auld now recollect tbe man ; I had nothing to aay to Mr. Ma tee 11 about this esse; I have received money from policemen for profes sional services to tlieir families, never otherwise ; I have had pollcwren make overtures to me, but never took presents from them, other than a bundle of segars or something of that kind. Mr. Char urn Tnu sworn? I remember the funeral of Henry Clay ; I beard of doth used upon that occasion: I csenot tell whether aay one bad a coat made from that I cloth unless I know what cloth is meant; one pieee of cloth that I remember covered tbe coffin and was carried to Asbtand. and when it came back a coat was made of it: that's all I knrw of cloth; Mr. 1 Wlliism Putnam was the man who had this coat; ha acted as undertaker upon tbe occasion, and I don't know of any one who had a better right to thia cloth, or what better ose the cloth could be put to; Mr. Putaam sav* tbe coat is worn out now, and he will return It to the committee If they want it; this is all I know about the cloth : I don't kaow how yon got my name In the affair ; I think It's ? good Idta, too ugh. (Great laaghter.) | Tbo& J. Mcndat, member of Assembly, sworn ? I was dark In tbe Board of Alderman in the year* IMS and 1863; I know HenrrCtay died and had a mock fune ral here; I heard something about a pieee of cloth being missed all of a suddan; 1 don't know where It want to; I kaow I tried to get a band In it, bnt failed: whoever did get It nas smart, that's my opinion: I don't think I ever said /the old man had It'' : I saw this recaark la tbe papers jthat's *11 1 know ot it; 1 don't reoollect aver making thia remark; 1 don't remember of Baying? "All the boys around the Hall helped themselves to it;" 1 remember seeing cloth used around the wiadowi and over the coffin; I did not charge any ana with taking it, aa I remember; I never re member seeing tqls cloth after the funeral; 1 never heard of any marges against aay parti eular Alderman; Alderman Cornell was ebaiman of tbe ooanslttee ef ar i augment ? Mr. Chambers, 1 believe was? the cUri of that committee; 1 never saw any om tal c* this cietb from tie bail , I doa t think it remained very long after the foneral. Altocaaa 8wq?*-W# will ?gWWI the wtwu Imitte* Of arrangement* before iu it Ul Mxt meettaf and tMi! w? can't get something from them; ttit iM ??? Mr. Mun^y.? Mr. Mundy disappear*. Mr. W*. H . Bxdxll, sworn? I have ton aix veer* ?? had to th? police department: I was <1 a tailed to taka a of the dog pound; I was then to reoeir* moaara ehan , redeemed, in IMS the pound was removed to for deg. irty-tirst atraatand Eighth avenue; I do ut VOOt OX Tk tha pint for thu UMmilM - I n*i/1 rnwiMl kaow what from tbia generally I once that ha exp*. wished aaa to toko car* of it, u_ pattern to the oflne, .. thli wu tbMt the Urn* of th* ha ?m gomg to dlnaei in't think this cloth ha* anj Henry Clay fanertl. 1 a. doth. thins to do with tha Clay t rtmsmbar anybody getting Alderman ?*?<?-E>o ya\ offloe, ahorUy after that new eoata around the Chief-. fDw^L(1^3hUr ) , n?* coats; McKaUar iJ?r&c^o?cj??.' toa <"-*?.??? Wmw ?Mr. Monher, I beHevi"*- _ ..M ? . Alderman Baiucs. ? Who is t*il>>r . 5 .. . r Whmhi.-I do not l?ow; 1 tnink C ?iUl sA Warn# II ; I remsaber the fire in tMi hall; I do i .5??*.?* **' came ef all the furniture; I bare been a * ~***? I dout remember seeiag oil cloth on ,, 7*^r "L Matael)'* houae similar to that u?*0 in I think. Alderman, this u carryinjfthe litU* ta? far. (Laughttr.) Alderman Bnwiof.-^O, all we want i* facta' ** kaow that Mr. Matatll is a av too houeat. ? Wofl, yon should not get too much ?? Alderman Bbigoh ? ' Well. T don't know that tr>? fhoal* ?that is a good Mea? this matting will adjeuin tt'l Tues day next at 3 o'clock, P. M. V < osnmiaitonera of Police. TRIAL OF CAPT. BITCBK7T, OV THIS tOOWTM WA'?. The Commissioners of Police met yesterday stftei uoean in the Mayor's office, when the caee of Captaia IhtchetVN of the Fourth Ward, was called up for exanrfaatie*. Jndge Bog ait was the first witness sworn. I am a Fi hce Justice; on the night ef the 2>k of March, Juste* Brennan sent an order to Capt. Ditrhett to diaeharg* & Thomas Mackerel!, who was under erreat; Capt. Ditchett r of used to obey the order; witness went to Fourth Ward, station house, and there had a oonveraatlon with the accused; the Captain at first refused to discharge tha prisoner, saying he waa a very bad character; after oea versing with Capt. Ditchett awhile, he- aald he had aa objection to the prisoner being discharged; there waa a man there named William Carnley, worth $45,000, wha offered to go bail for the prisoner; Capt. Ditchett put ea hie bat and left the station house at this time; I them made out a discharge, but the doorkeeper refused to release the prisoner, ax the captain had give* order* that no prisoner should be released mils** tie was present; I told Captain Ditchett I cam* there to release Thomas MackerelL to appear before m? im the morning: while writing out the release Capt. Dichetk k ft the station house: Capt IMtchett told me he onold not produce a witness that I wanted, as we waa on baud a ship; did not formally open court, 71 did not order tha prisoner to be brought before me: wrote out a dissharg* for the prisoner to appesr before me: did nat make ont any bond: 1 thought the Captain treated me with gnat cot tempt. John Kearney was the next sworn? I waa at the sta tion house on the nlglit in question to go bail for Thoa. Muckerell; Justice Bogart and Capt. Ditchett talked tha matter over: Judge Bogart spoke very loudly, and said he could hold his court anywhere, and ha would dis charge the prisoner anyhow; Oapt. Ditchett aaswerod that the complainant was not there; Judge Bogart want behind the desk, and, whil? writing a discharge. Captaia Ditchett left the station houee; Captain said the com plainant was so badly beaten that lie could not appear at that time; the Captain told the Judge that if ha dia charged the prisoner at all, he must do it upon his owa responsibility; that the complainant waa not there, aafc the prisoner oould not be admitted to bail; MackarcS kept a porter bouse, and also a dance house, I belie**. Andrew Carpenter waa th* next one sworn? He aaidt lie knew of the porter houae of George Butts; he had seen Capt. Ditchett there a great many time* ; Itkiak 1 aaw him there frequently in 1853; in a little haek room 1 hare aeen various gam< < going on 'ch as crft bage; I have seen money played for; hare rsn gaseh ling checks, so-? blue ar -ores whit*; 1 hsnJMh bills end jilver on the f g table when 1 tftheW wss there he who eng? :e 'conversation with soma one there: I hav seen hir ure when n usn vat going on; 1 have m -h thf ipUia play at wnist; never aaw nlm engageu u any jamt for money; never heart of an familiarity with Capt. Ditchett; I hav* aaen him there if an hour at a time; he wat an habitual visiter at the house ; never saw anything improper im th* eta duct of Capt. Ditchett; I bare eeen him there on 8ua dayt, when checks were being played; I have seaa th* Captain drink ale in the porter house; I cannot partioa larize any day in the year *18(2 when 1 saw Caft. Ditch ett in the house of George Butts. David Beath was then sworn? I hav* see* Capt. Ditchett in the porter house of George Butts, on (ha oorner of Roosevelt and Batavia streets; it waa a respectable house; 1 have seen games played in tha back room; bluff was pia.vel there for money; have aaaa Capt. Ditchett play for 'drinks; I have seen him drinh ale. Mr. Hayea aad Frances Guy were tha next witaesaa* called, but their testimony waa of no particular im portance. Dr. Slater waa th* next sworn? I know the last wit n?ss, Franc** Guy; 1 aaw her under arrest at tha atatsaa bouse; I told Capt. Ditchett that it would not be ad visable to keep the woman in the station house, as aha waa near labor pains; she waa in an advanced stag* of confinement; the station house was not a prayer plaaa for confinement; it is not safe to remove a woman aeaa after confinement. The Board then adjourned till Monday next, at 3)? o'clock P. M. Police Intelligence. ALMOST A RIOT?AN IMTXLLIOKNCX OFFICB 101 RKMARKABLE CASE OF THB BEOOTBRT OF BTOLMt PBOPBBTY? ALLBOBD 0ABI8 OF POCXrrFU7IIN?? STABBING, BUB I) LAKY AND ROBBKBT. About 10 o'clock yesterdsy morning, the citizen* at the Tenth ward, in the neighborhood of IS TTT i lii|t? ?treat, were thrown Into a grant state of axel tenant by the presence of a number of Uboren, apparently Irish and German*, who, gathering around Dr. Charle* Hqnr'l intelligence office, threatened to pull the tenement loan The Tanth ward poHoe, commanded by Lieutenant Band, aoon repaired to the apot, and lucoeeded at no* la quelling the difficulty. Upon making inquiries, it wan ascertained that Meyer* had advertised hi ?m of tka daily papera for a number of laborer* to go Into tha counter to work, for tl}e aum of $7 00 per week; that la view of the hard time* the number of applicant* wan not by any mean* small, *o that Mr. Mernra found kin hand* ware aoon full, and thereupon demanded fre each of the partiaa engaging to go out to work, the an of fifty cent* for obtaining them their situations Thi mi me, aa it ia alleged, were paid Mayer*, who oarer ob tained them any employment, and ha* not given tha parties any aatisfactory reason for hi* eonduct. Beinw enraged at the manner in which they warn treated, tbeae workmen made some very formidable demonatan tion* of violence , but, fortunately, the prompt action of the police aarred to calm the excitement and qneQ the disturbance, that waa for a time alarming. ? ceaa ?lalnt has been made againat Meyers, before J tut ion ?borne, charging him with fraud. William Robinson, a genteel looking young man. wm arrested by Captain Ackerman. of the Ninth ward po lice, on Monday night, charged In the complaint of m rick McCoy, of Mo. MA weat Rightaenth street, wMto having picked a puree, containing a few dollars, frana the pocket of the latter. The complainant atatea that while standing at the corner of Eleveadh (treat and ittdla avenue the prisoner brushed up againat him one* ?r twice, and ?uwa*ded is txIrKt'nf kU purn firm fefci ftehi On Monday officer O'Brien, of the Second ward policar, observed a man rolling away a caak or hogshead through Burling alip, and auppoaing the rime to hav* been sto len, approached th* fellow, who immediately soampe?*B off, leaving th* offioer in poaianalon of th* cask, which, ?upon examination, wa a found to eon tain' on* thanaanw l-ix hundred and fifty doilara worth of fura, th* property , of Meesis. OrinneU k Mlnturn. Thia hogshead *f gomHi \ it seems ha* be.n missed from th* atore of Meiara. Grtn nel and Mlnturn for a month pact. It baa bean ljtac around South atnet, ever aince, and en one ocenaiaa ha* been used la fining np a hole In this street, whM? the sewer caved in. No on probably waa aware *f th* valuabl* contents of th* dirty looking barrel, for fur* being very light, and th* head being fastened in tha caak, many would tak* it to be quite nasty. And In thia manner It ha* escaped the attention of Ik* na rona deck thieve*, and baa at laat, after an atiaaiim if thirty daya, been returned to th* rightful owner*. | Two young men, named George fowler and Reheat Brock, were arioated on Monday night, by officer Curry, of the Ninth ward polio*, charged with having made aa attempt to bnralaHoualy enter th* pransliai at H*nrr Flood, of 000 Washington atrant, with intent to at*M ttf lefrom. Committed for Mai. Two men, named Henry Raker and Elia* Stwvaw war* arrested yeit?rd?y hr the T*cth ward neff**. charged, on the complaat of John Hargrave, *? 31 Pitt street, with 1 laving jointly aaaaulted hia with a knifn. Justice Wood commlttei tbemfortriaK^^^^g^^^ i-om< nansH carry off about ??,000 worth I porting house in Pine street, ? | b*ea obtained to the perpetrators of tM lobberyT^^^H TO THB mrroTt of r?ni jowalp. 1 1 th*m far trial. managed, on Mtoday night, to rorth of ailk good* frea an im traet, near South. W* da hna Itaimuti ia the *?rd ofmj wift.K. JD Cele, *f thin Msii't m?. are fkls*. The esm* la that Ae allege* Hit me. I char** bar with, sad *an piov* the net. I Iwell know th* cbje*t of the e*ri. Th* pahUa eani?d?*. [By publishing Ibis, y*u wfll rnaeh oDU?*. S. CO LB Coroner Wilhehn heM an inqnwt nfon th* My a f Thos Tunwr.aeed twecty-flr* He bad Wa run orar on the New fiavea Railroad, ta attempt! ag t* Catherine, a Ganaan woman, aged aaraatp eight year*, waa ran orar by a bakev*a wngoa U Mss I fcsttan. a*ar Ihird atreet. The vardict exculpated the driver of the ?Coroner O Dona*U b?U an ia?aa*t open Ik* tody* Ian nukaown mm, who dt?d la th? City Pits** ftfp H* tv<% u ti t*u mtmtt*

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