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8 YOKK HERALD, "WTSBNTSSDAY, AUGUST 28, . 1872.-TR1JPLE SHEET. MISPLACED CONFIDENCE. A Policeman Cauglit Committing a Burglary in Twenty-third Street. / The Victim of Chatham Street Cambiers, B» Conftwes to Having Employed His Time men MP Duty in Stealing-An Organized System of Th«ft--The Examination at the ·Asox Market Police Court Yesterday-How Ho Came on the Force--What His Antecedents Are--Statements by Captain Irving «nd Judge Bosworth. About half-past eleven o'eloclc yostcrSny rr.orn- ·Jng Patrolmen William J. Alken ami Michael J. C::r- TBoay, of the Eighteenth precinct, were arraigned fcofore Justice Scott, at Essex Market Police Court, »n tho above charge of attempted burglary. Captain Cameron, Sergeant Nicholson and Officer yinnan were with the prisoners. Aikcn was neatly uressed tu dark pants, light alpaca coat and spotless linen. He Is about five feet eight inches Ugh, of dark completion, good, regular features, wear- lag a blacv mustache aud possessing a pair of deep- let but brilliant dark eyes. He had evidently by ibat time become resigned to his fate, as he appeared quite calm aud collected. Sergeant Nicholson made his formal affidavit, Itatlng that he had been watching Aiken; saw him SO In the area way of 351 East Twenty-third slrcct, ·nd afterwards saw him running out from nnder the stoop when a window above was raised, and with the assistance of Officer Lacy arrested him. After the affidavit was subscribed to Alken mated the Judge if he could say anything for himself, llis Honor accordingly gave the required permission. "Judge," eaid Alken, "I don't want to deny this charge. I came here to plead guilty, but I want to exonerate everybody else charged with this affair. I fcavc done the deed, aad 1 am willing to Incur the punishment," Judge Scott--Alton, yon have placed yourpclf In m very bad position; not ouly yourself, but the Jbrce ivlth which you are connected arc disgraced by this affair. You are paid $1,200 a year to guard the property of the citizens of New York, aud you Ure brought here charged with au attempt at bnr- Blary, which you freely confess. I will commit yon without bail. Captain Cameron here came forward and introduced Officer Finnan as a witness against Patrolman Carmody. Judge--Well, officer ? Officer Finnan--Judge, all I Know about It Is that pome time ago Aiken told me that Caruiouy was in with him and they were working together. Aiken (excitedly)--Jud^e, that is nos so; T never gld any thing of the kind. This man has hatched that story up himself, Your Honor. As 1 said before, there is nobody concerned in this but mvsolf, and I wtoh only to Incur the punishment, myself. Officer Finnan (In a slow, drawling tone)---I am ·ore he told me so, Your Honor, but he denies it now, or course. During all this discussion Patrolman CarmoOy Itood perfectly silent, looking from the Judge to Allccn and from Alken to Captain Cormody. Alken kept on talking for some time longer, Charging Officer Finnan with trying to gain pro- notion by lying. The Judge at length turned to Captain Cameron and said, "Captain, have you no further proof against Onlcer Cauiercnf" Captain--No, Your Honor. Judge--Well, Carmody, I discharge you. Captain--Judce, I intend to arrest him again to-day. Judge--Well, I can't help it. There is no proof to hold him on now. AM INTERVIEW WITH THE rTOSONEH, Shortly after Patrolman Aiten had been removed to his cell on the second tier of the Essex Market ktison, he was visited by a HERAIJP reporter iu - tearca of further information. The reporter found him Buffering terribly from the neat and trying to fight off the mosquitoes, fleas and bed bugs, which were ·laying sad havoc with his person. "This is Patrolman Aiken, I presume," said the reporter. PBISO.VEH (smiling)--Tea, sir, that Is my name. REPORTER--I wish to hear what you have to say about this charge against you. PHISONXR--I don't know what I can say about it; I pleaded gniltv in Court. BEPOBTEB--1 am aware of that; but It Is stated that you have been concerned In some sixteen otlusr burglaries f PJUSONEK--Oh! that is all nonsense. I never did Anything wrong till I came on the police force, mnd I was driven to it by poverty. I worked about a year In a fruit store on Broadway, and was always a respectable man. The only thing that was against me then was gambling. I swore off gam oling altogether for fiome time, but commenced again alter I got on the police. I lost every cent I cad and every cent I could borrow. My family was reduced almost to starvation. KSPORTEB--How long have you been on the force? PRISONER--About seven months. KETORTER--How did Carmody become connected with your case? PKJSONER--About two months ago there was a bnrclary committed at No. 1 Gramercy place; 1 was ·n Fourth avenue and Carmody was on Twenty^flrst fiSSu«?^S5? SfflSS\t. Ht ^JS Captain thought we were concerned:in it; but there was no proof at ·11 against us. Since that time Captain Cameron titts watched both me and Carmody, and has always wupected us. Carrnody though had nothing ever to do with me. REFOHTEB--What was the amount of that burg- Ury? PRISONER--I don't know, the man said he lost $150 and a few coats and things, 1 believe. REPORTER--But did yon not confess to some other operations? PRISONER--Well, I would hardly tell yon if I did. When I was arrested last night 1 told a good many things in confidence to Sergeant Nicholson and Captain Cameron; but it woulazrt be square of them to say anything about. I am sure Sergeant Nicholson wouldn't, because he is a gentleman. SEPOKTER--Did you not tell them something over ·t Police Headquarters P PRISONER--I told President Smith where some foods would be found. I told him that .as a sort of atonement. President Smith was very .kind to me; lie acted like a Christian gentleman. REPORTER--Were you appointed by Mr. Smith ? PRISONER--l»o; I was appointed by Judge Bosworth. I hope to God this thing won't go too hard with me. I nave got a wife ana three children--as - line children as you ever .saw. My wife is a perfect lady, sir, and she don't know anything and never Old know anything about my doings. Tbe prisoner here appeared very thoughtful for a few moments, and broke out again suddenly, "I . vappose public opinion is running pretty high about this affair. I am looked upon.as the blackest kind ·f» scoundrel, I suppose." REPORTER--The public have hardly had time to .know much about It yet. There is a great deal of talk in the.poiice force about it. PBISOMEIU-well, I ain't the worst; that Finnan Is blacker far than I am 1 KEi'OiiTEK--That's the man who informed on vou? PRISONER-rYes, he spotted that house out hlm- f«ir. It ires au right with him up to last night. He jnade all the arrangements two weeks ago, bnt he became wea£-kneed In the end, or he thought he would get promoted, and he gase it away to the Captain. KEPORTEE--SU yoa or Finnan make the first .proposition? PRISONER--fccpoke to Finnan about it, but he and : I were pretty tkk, and he always talked as if he ·would talce rougb chances to moke a stake, and he -»as willing to go Into au arrangement. When he ·caine^up to me .jaet night he pretended he was AWlully inrprised-^ttl all that sort of tiling, while »e knewjiU about .it this last two weeks. "ou.fcaVe been committed without was uppo^itert en ti» pone* n»rce sewn months a:o by Cudj'L-UoBwortn. Ho Is locked uj to-ulKht at' KSS/-X Market I'ltsou. As to Ills confessing to having committed seventeen burglaries lu the tw/en moutliH he was on the police for«*, 1 do uot frelicve it. Seven might be possible. j r n « E BOSWOUTII'H STATEMENT. ") have written a note to day to Mr. Anthony n. i v ..tt wh wus tuHtruinentsil "i obtaining Aikcn H appointment on the police force, asking for further particulars as to his antecedents. Aikeii In ft lino looking man and the father of three children; but he fell, 1 suppose, through evil associations. If this had beeu a politician's nomination there would have boen a howl of indignation. The general formula through wliich a man has to pass If he wishes to get on the police force, is that nve citlwos shaH attest as to his good conduct. This being in order, he is examined as to his physical condition by the police surgeon. The captain of the precinct in also instructed to make Investigation as to his moral conduct. So you see that all In douo that can be, to ensure only respectable men. Of course, now and then we are deceived." Mil. DYETT'S STATEMENT. Last evening a HKKALD reporter called upon Mr. Pvett, at his residence, 140 Lafayette avenue, Brooklyn. He said:--"The only man ever I recollect to'have recommended to the police force was the prisoner Atken, last summer. There Is a fruit store in Broadway, west side, near Twenty-llrat street. While "my famllv was In Saratoga last year I boarded In New York, In Twen- . ty-sccona ptreet, and used frequently to stop a"t the fruit store, aud buy peaches, grapes, ».· This man Alken was a clerk In that store. 1 used to chat with him, and he told me one day that his salary was terribly picayune, only about twelve dollars a week, and that he had a wife and children, ana had to work early and late, and could not support his family on that salary. He asked mo one day If I knew any of the Police Commissioners, as he wanted to get on tne force. Ilia story was plausible and his manners were good. Ho Raid ho had been In the war. This la a controlling fact in the case that I want you to mention. 1 saw him In charge of the place all day long, and 1 thougt-t his emplover had confidence in him. 1 gave him a brief letter of Introduction to Judge liosworth--not pretending in my letter to know anything further about the man tlinir-has been bore stated. I regret the thlnz 1ms happened. At llrst I thought that Alken way boss of the place. 1 feel perfectly blameless In the matter, and would do the same thing again to-morrow. In my law olllcc, in the firm or Townsend, Dvett Goldsmith, wo lately had a cleric, an admitted lawyer, who borrowed money all round our office on the strength of being connected with our office. The next thlngwe knew was that he disappeared. So it is, you never can tell in whom to put your trust; they would deceive the very elect. I hope Judge llosworth has preserved my letter, as it will be seeu.that 1 gave no moral guarantee for the man." T E E C O U R T S . JPBISONER-- Yes, I n4!l go to the Tombs to-morrow. tue reponQr) KiEfOBTEB-- Only by «}g)it. Why? PRISONER-- Well, he is pretty rough on anything »roiighuefore him. " * The reporter wa» then about to leave, and the prisoner stopoed him, sivrfDg, "Now don't be too Iwrd en ,iee, will you. u you would go up tojny nooac and see my wife and children, you would feel oorry yourself." CAPTAIN IBTKO'S STATEMENT. A HERiiD reporter cUted at Eolice Headquarters yesterday and saw Captsii Irvliwr, Chief ol the Me- tectlve Department, who stiu, -C«aw Officers M. i. Carmody and W. j. Aiken, (f. the Eighteenth pro- etact, who weic brought Here as prisoners by Cap- t»In Cameron. I consider Caxmodr innocent, but Aiken-undoubtedly gtiiRy. n e said tome 'Captain, I have often heard of you; now give" me some aU- ricc. What haa I better do? *""»· oumc uu J'» GDILTY.' iffcl!, I said. If you are gnilly throw yourself at tBe mercy of the Court and plead guilty ; Hut's my »lvice toysn." Captain Irving said further:-- "I did not have them photographed, as I do not believe in putting people in the Rogues' Gmiery for the first offence. My theory is, give 'cm a cbance perhaps they will reform. fh)s nan Aiken, who, i believe, 1» of Scotch' tfeieent, though born in country, loetail the products of his burglaries at AS BLACKMAILERS. The in Contemptible Conduct of tlie Folic Poor Women or tlie Streets U of Dollnrs and Ceuti l»y Tlile- Metropolitan Police Uniform* Ofllcer John O'Mealy was tried before Gommls: siouer Manlerre yesterday afternoon charged with having received $4 from Sadie Tyrrcl, of No. 9 Varick place_ It appears from the story told by tho woman that on Thursday night last (he officer arrested her on Broadway, near Eleventh street, for some imaginary offence, took her two blocks and then demanded some money. The woman, being very frightened a t the prospect of going to prison, bcgsed to be let off; but O'Mealy was inexorable until he found out she had a few dollars. Taking her to the corner of Eleventh street, as she alleges, he ordered her to take out what money she possessed and give it to him. The woman protested ajjalust this operation, telling the policeman he had no right lo arrest her, as ehe had committed no offence. This seemed to irrltat the specimen iniardiau of the public Deace, and with an oath he demanded the contents of the poor creature's pockets, threatening her at the same time with a cell for the night if she did not comply with his orders. The trembling woman pulled out her ragged purse and handed over its contents, $4 7 to the valiant O'Mealy, who then told her TO be on about her business, and cautioned her to bo careful about going near his post again. To this advice O'Mealy joined a strict injunction of secrecy and then turned up Broadway. The woman, bow- ever, as soon as ehe was released, became enraged at the conduct of the policeman, and repeated the occurrence to several women on the sidewalk. O'Mealy watched this, ana becoming fearful that "THE TRANSACTION" might be given aomo publicity, be ftndQavored to break up the groups of women every time they assembled. A Spanish gentleman was examined yesterday before Mr. Mauierre, and his evidence bore out tho story told by the woman so strongly that it Is very probable the days of Mr. O'Healy's service in the Department are numbered. Captain Byrnes was also examined and his testimony went to show that the system ot blackmailing among the officers was extensive. Mr. Manierre said the Commissioners were fully aware that policemen were lu the habit of making the poor creatures who walk the streets at night pay them for the privilege, aud the Board was determined to put a stop to it. This state ol thincrs, the Commissioner said, existed more particularly in the Eighth ami Fifteenth precincts, und the Board was readv to punish severely every case of the kind brought before it. A friend of Mrs. Tyrrell, who accompanied her, said she had frequently been obliged to give this policeman money-sometimes as small an amount as twenty cents. She said it made no matter how small the sum was she had about hei at the time of meeting O'Mealy in the street, he would always insist on having it. About a week ago a young policeman was entrusted to O'Mealj "to break him into the ways of the Department," and as they went up towards Fourteenth stree they met this woman, who said O'Mealy demanded "a couple of dollars to trer.t his friend, as he was 'green* and did not yet kiiowhoivto forage for him self.?' The woman answered him she only had a dollar, and O'Mealv returned, "Well, let us have that then." Tho woman gave it to him and went away, never dreaming that she could find any re dress, bnt she will have the satisfaction this alter noon of knowing that he has been dismissed froji the department- -*- ·»»^« ; I«K or the Boarfl ^-10 neici B ,,,,.«£»«cr the trial last evening ana the follow S patrolmen were dismissed:--Patrick S. Luck man, of the Twenty-first; Henry O'Connor, of the Fifth; Michael J. Carmody, or the Eleventh, and William Townsend, of the Twentieth precinct. Suppression of Obscene Literature--Experience in Bloomiugdale Asylum--Wharfage Bights- Victoria C. Woodhuirs Eesponsitility. URITED STATES DISTRICT COUBT-iH BAKXBUPTGY. Judge lllatchford eat yesterday and disposed of sonic motions in bankruptcy cases and patent suits. Ho will bold court again this morning. UNITED STATES COMMISSIOnERS' COURT. The Raid Upon tho Scllcra or Immoral BoolLB and Picture*, Before Commissioner Osborn. Tlie case of one of tho parties charged with selling Immeral boons and pictures, and also with forwarding them through tho mail, was to have come before the Commissioner yesterday, but It was postponed till a future time. In the meantime Deputy Marshals Crowley A. Kobinson. who have been entrusted with warrants for the arrest of others charged with this hideous and abominable crime, are using their best efforts to arrest tbe onwid-'m. The raid promises well for the breaking up of an Iniamous trade and the severe punishment of those who are so lost to all sense of honor and decency ss to eugaifc in It. SUPREKE C8UST--SHABlBEiB. 'laying tlic Insnzie JJotlge for Sane Pnr- pOKCS. Borore Judge Barrett. Instigated by that sublimated curiosity Indigenous to representatives of the press, Julius J. Chambers, of the rcportorlal stair of the Trtlntne, about two weeks ago was strongly possessed with strong desire to learn "how the old thing orked" in our lunatic asylums. He commenced us Inquisitorial research in the Bloomingdale Asylum. Obtaining tbe certificate of three respectable physicians he was admitted to the asylum under the commitment of Justice Scott, A motion Tor his discharge was made yesterday In this court. It appeared In the statement of John O. Townseud, Ills counsel, that $250 had been paid in advance of his admission toward his expenses. It was further stated that his object in becoming an Inmate of the asylum was to test the question whether a sane man could make tho doctors of the Institution believe him to be Insane. Judge Ilarrett said there was nothing before him on which to pass, and here the proceedings ended. liarf*a9« Rights Under tlie Montgomery CHnrter* Tlie Dock Commissioners, carrying out the powers delegated to them for Improving the piers and uocks of the city, notified the Stephens A Condit Transportation.Company that they must remove the building they occupy at the foot of Barclay street. Tne latter company insisted that they had some rights in the premises, and left the matter to the adjudication of the Supreme Court. On the case being brought up yesterday for a hearing it was claimed that the plaintiU's received u title In tea to these premises prior to the Montgomery charter, and consequently that the State, having only the right of eminent domain, could not Interfere witli private rights without remuneration. Mr. O'Gorman on behalf of the city insisted that the rifrhts granted were subject to public use. Afler hearing the argument the Court took the papers, reserving Us decision. Decisions. Mower Machine Company vs. Newlon et al.--Mo tion denied, except as to the date of the assi ment. In that respect granted. No costs to either party. Merrltt Reeve ct a!, vs. Scott et al.--Defaul opened so far only as to permit defendant Hoy t to answer. The Western Railroad Company vs. Lawrence P Bayue et al.--Tills case must be restored to the OTJB, JAPANESE VISITORS. , e a e p r o u s u r g a r e s a MHJ WIT f »mWipji[ bfuio I02-cn»t»am street, lie Tne Mayor of Xofcci Fays His Respect; to M»yor Hall--Tiic Party Explore tin fZernlil Building and Harpers' PnbligU- ixig House--Appreciation of American Inventions. The Mayor of the city and county of Tokei, Japan Jushie Kinmasn Yuri, accompanied by Mr. K Iwaml, a municipal officer of Jeddo, and Mr. Tim Golding, from Mayor Hail's office, yesterday visited many of the most prominent places of interest in New York. Since their arrival in this city these Japanese functionaries have made it their espe cial business to pry as far as possible into the mysteries of our municipal government, and in this Mayor Han has lent them every aid. Yester day forenoon Mr. Golding piloted Messrs. Yur. and Iwami to the Mayor's ofllce, wh ere the Mayor received tnem and extended towards theni i hearty and cordial welcome. On their previous visit to the City Hall the Mayor was absent, and consequently very many unimportant points in connection with municipal affairs were not. explained to our intelligent guests; but this was remedied yesterday, and the visitors learned many things regarding city government which will be o use to them on-thelr return to the fair island o Kiphon. From the City Hall Mr. Golding escorted the Mayor of Tokei and his companion to the NKW YORK HERALD building, where they -were courteously received. Mr. Iwaini speaks and writes the Eoglisn language very fairly; therefore he acts as interpreter, ancl by his request the visitors were conducted all over the building and shown hotv a great newspaper Is run iu Gotham. After visiting the advertising and mailing rooms they were invited up stairs 30 inspect the editorial and reportorial departments, the library and the index room. .In this last-named place they were surprised to find how everything that occurs in tho world, deemed worthy of Importance, is accurately registered. In' one book shown them was the date of their arrival In each town and city they have visited since they landed upon the American soil. Tiie visitors next proceeded to the composing room which they admired for its dimensions, and then to the foundry In which Hie .stereotyping is done- The process and its usefulness were fully explained to them, and In this branch thev secined to take a very lively interest. Mr. Iwomi seemed evidently-to have "read up" the subject, and asked .very many questions, such as the proportions of tntimony and tin to the lead employed, the suiswers to which he mentally jotted down for future reference. JJcseendiag by the elevator, the psrty snnk inlo the press-room, and expressed their delight and astonishment at the wondrous and complicated machines that swod there like sleeping giasts, waiting for the .coming midnight fray. Tlic working of tha bcuutUai specimens of man's ingenuity was fully fixjrtained to them, and tliey expressed themselves htehty pleased .with the engines. tnoiiRb they thongUt it a little too hot to be plcasa£ when thev took a peep into.one ol the furnaces. The p#rty then drove to Harpers' bulldingr, in Franklin square, which they explored, and thea returned to the St. Nicholas. Mayor rijri is a man ,cf low stature, but squarely and robustly bnilt. His features arc olivnstcr, and he weara a beard very similar in appearance lo Mayor Hall's. Mr. Iwaml la tall and slim, and is evidently highly Intelligent and of an Inquiring turn or mindT The Japanese are evidently determined not to be stragglers in the march of pro- frees, and Niphon will doubtless soon hold a high place on the roll of powerful and prosnerous na- UODB, JETITESSOW MAEKETPOLICE COIT11T. calendar by consent on u motion before the court can act further. T. Koch vs. Cowcn ct al--Application denied. Continental National Bank vs. Randall.--Proof o: service wanted. Montgomery vs. Marston.--Application denied. Barnhaui vs. Adalsburgcr et al.--Order granted, Xingsland et al. vs. Morris et at--llcport cou firmed and judgment granted. Ocean National Bank vs. S. C. Carll.--Motion granted. COMMON PLEAS-SPECIAL TERM. Vlnnnclal Si(iitu« of Victoria C. AVooa- nuil* Before Judge Locw. The Courts as to their mandates are no respecter of persons. The extra "liberal" candidate for nex President of the United States, Mrs. Victoria C Woodhull, was summoned to appear yesterday be fore this Court. What in legal language is known us a "supplementary order 1 ' Drought her there The object of this order was to ascertain her flnan cial responsibility, a gentleman of '· the name o liver.--, who has a suit nsrainst her, being speclallj interested in the inquiry. As to property In her possession liable to be apnlied on judgment, Mrs. Woodhull stated that she resided at No. 23 Irving place; that she and her sister Tenule C. Clanin and Colonel Blood carry on the business of brokers in this city; that she is not the owner of any property; that even the clothes on her back do not belong to her; that the furniture lu the business onlce is borrowed; that she Had published a work entitled "The Principles and Tendencies or Government," the unpurchased volnmea .of which were sold at auction, aud that she, with others, published what Is known as Cla-Jlin £ WoodhulPs weekly, but which was now no more. More than tills she had not to say. And thus ended the inquiry. Decisions. Oonrad et al. vs. Bond--Order granted. Biirdge vs. Cosgrove.--' !lij rcuuc-eu to $oOO. SUPERIOR COURT-SPECIAL 1ERII. Decisiong. By Judge Sedgwick. Noonan vs. Byrnes.--Order granted. Hollender et al. vs. Kissam.--Same. Tottcu vs. Totten.--· Reference granted. . 1.!1T«» Watch Koturn--Wanted to Slioot--WUo Thre.w That I*iut Brie*!-A None Oat CMC--A UU*grecnllc Companion-- Stealing HUFMK--Till Ttijipem Arrc»tel--llwiil on a, Gumullug lloimt-- Uisortlerly llouue* PulU(U Justice Cox yesterday morning disposed of l^hty-three prisoners, who had been gathered up he previous Might. The majority of tho prisoners vere found lu disorderly houses and gambling laloons which had beeu pulled by the police. A arge number were charged with Intoxication and disorderly conduct. The lion. Sunset Cox occupied » seat on the bench, and evidently took a deep interest lu the disposition of the unfortunates presented, WANTED TO SUOOT. John Logan, a German, twenty-eight years of ige, residing at 19 Amity street, and Charles C!. O'DounclI, or 133 York street, Jersey City, Monday night became engaged in a disturbance in tho Ninth ward. O'Dounell claims Logan pulled a pistol rom his pocket and threatened to shoot him, but was prevented by Oillcer Brush, ot the Charles street station, who took the weapon from him. Ycsterd ly morning, O'Douuell failing to appear jiiiust him, he was discharged. WnO THREW TUAT LAST BRICK ? George W. Martin, ol 4-15 Hudson street, caused the arrest of Hansom Weeks, a resident of Goshcu, Orange county, on a charge of disorderly conduct. Martin states that while seated In front of his saloon Monday night the prisoner, without any provocation, hurled a brick through one of his large windows, completely demolishing it. Weeks wad committed for examination. A NOSE cu r orr. Peter Curry, of Ciscreenwlch street, put in an appearance and presented a very demoralized face and head. The prisoner resides m the ab;n e tenement house along with almost, a ieRlon of "there, who are continually lighting; and settling their little difficulties In regular prize ling style. Curry states that Monday night, on going home, a family by the name or Douolmc commenced to abuse hHu; Irom words they came to blows, which terminated by Miry Ann Boirohue seizing an earthen household article and dealing Currv a. blow over tbe head with It The vessel was broken to atoms and Curry'.n no'e severed from his facu so that it merely held by a chin skin, r.ud dropped on Ins chin, lie was escorted to the Greenwich street police station by oniccr Kellv, where a police surgeon was compelled to take several stitches In it to restore it to Its proper place. Mrs. Houehuc, yesterday morning was committed te answer a charge of felonious assault. A P1SACKEEABLE COMPANION. George W. lavidson, a fireman, caused his wife. Man- to be arrested at their resldencf. In West Thirteenth street, Monday night, by uniccr Hyron, of the Twentieth precinct, on a charge ol being a habitual drunkard. The prisoner, who is only nineteen years of age, has already been committed lo the Island on similar charges, but there seems to be no reformation in her, as she resorts to her old habits the moment Khe is liberated. Her husband states she has pawned all their property she could conveniently remove In order to procure the mi-am to purchase liquor to satisfy her craving appetite. Alter her arrest ou complaint or her husband it was discovered she had stolen a shawl and dress from Kate Livingstone, of Ml Tenth avenue, and pawned them, the Ucket beillR found in tier possession. A complaint of lurrcny iv:ls pieferred against her, on wutch she was committed for trial. Her husband's partliit salutation to rue unfortunate woman was that he hoped sue would iro to the state Prison on the charg'j. A HOUSE TII1EK. John a. Connolly, of 04 Rutgers slip, on Saturday last permitted luchard lU.ler, of lu Hast Tliirty- tldrd street, to occupy a seat on his truck while m-ik-luK his rounds. Connolly left ifla horses nud truck, valued at f sou. In the custody of Killer while lie calh-d upon a customer. Upon returning to where he had left lUder he found tliat tbe lailer, horses and truck had disappeared anil were no- wiiere to be found. On Monday he found the property In the possession or Michael Carroll, or 130 Wt-'st Fortieth street. The latter stated he had pur- THE TOMBS POLICE CODEX. A Clever .Police Capture of BnrgljirswAd- ventures of a. Verdant Irishman. On Monday night John Reynolds and Patrick Carmody, of No. 3 Doycra street, were charged by Officer Dorsey, of the Sixth precinct, with having burglariously entered the cigar manufactory No. 8 Bowery and attempted to steal therefrom cigars to the value of $800. It appears that during the night a young man who was sleeping on the urst floor of tne factory heard footsteps on the floor above, and, beiug convinced that burglars were there, went to the window and shouted "Watch 1" at the top of his voice. Officer Horsey heard the cry and at once responded. He entered the building, and on searching about failed to and any one. Thinking the thief might have gone out on to the roof he made his way to that locality through the scuttle, but was unrewarded for his effort. While up there, however, another oillcer who had remained below and had heard from one of the neighbors that two men had been seen coming out of the factory and going next door, ran up and told Dorsey, who at once jumped across on to the next building, a distance of fifteen feet, and going down through the scuttle found the burglars concealed in an empty room. Near one of them was found u large revolver and a jimmy. The prisoners wene committed in default of $'2,(JOO. BATHER EXPENSIVE CHAMPAGNE. A short time since Thomas Perry, an excessively verdant Irishman, arrived in this city from the "Old Country," having iu his possession 110 gold sovereigns. He soon fell iu with a Mr. Walsh, au Irish baker living in Court street. Brooklyn, who offered to take care of tbe money for him. Perry handed it over and Walsh came to New YorK to see the fun. Passing up the Bowery he stepped into tlie Dolly Varden Concert Saloon, where he formed the acquaintance of Miss Mary Stewart, with whom he had several glasses of wine. Presently another girl, Bertha Buckman, came over to the table and eat down beside Walsh and engaged him in conversation while Mary relieved him of the coin. Wliile in Court tne girls said Walsh ordered and paid for nofewer than seventeen bottles of champagne. Mary and Bertha are now occupying a cell In .the Tombs Prison. TEE DYKES KATEICIDE CASE. Committal of (lie Son to the Tombs. The case of Mrs. Margaret Dykes, of 442 West Twenty-eighth street, whose death is alleged to have been hastened by blows and kicks inflicted at the hands of her inebriate son Joseph, was under Investigation yesterday, before Coroner Schirmer, at the City Hall. The particulars have heretofore appeared in the HERALD. Several witnesses, living In the house with deceased, testilied tbat they had heard her say the accused had frequently kicked and beaten her, but only one of them saw Dykes* kick and beat his mother, alihongli they felt morally certain he Had ircqucntly done it. The condition of deceased's body snowed that she had been the victim of the most brttal violence. A report of the posMnoricm examination made by Dr. Bushman wad publisher! in Monday's HBRALD. A dissolute woman, only Known as "Margaret," wjio is said to have seen the prisoner often beat his mxHiior, could not be found when ehe was wanted as » witness, as slic seemed to bo without home. The jury found "th.itMarear.et Dykes came to her death oy blows nnd kicks, iuilictuu at the hands of her soo, Joseph Dykes, on or about the I5lh day of August, I87i, combined with lirighfs illseaiic of tho kidneys." The accused, who is thirty years of nee, born In Irelaft^ and a stone cutter by occupation, by advice of his counsel (Mr. Klnt7,lng) said he won not guilty. Dykes was committed to the Tombs. disposed'of it to CarrolL In hia Informal examination he stated he was born iu England, a teamster by occupation, twenty-thrco years of age and was guilty of stealing the property. He was lully committed for trial. .TlIJj-TAPrEBS ARKESTED. jiplng. .. . of a ci"ar store at 533 '4 liroome street, appeared as complainant and stated that on Monday afternoon the prisoners made a raid on his till, containing over one hundred dollars iu money. They succeeded in getting away with t5, but were captured by the oillcer before they had a chance to spend it. As the money was found iu their possession they were committed for trial. 11AIU ON A GAJIELINO SALOON. Detectives Henderson and Palmer, ol the tn- teeutli precinct, Monday night made a descent on tbe skin faro bank kept by Joseph Jewell, at ,oi SEA CLIFF GROVE CAMP MEETING, Another Advertising Dodge for the Sale of Lots. The Saints Sanctifying Speculation--A Hew Religious "Star" in the Long Island Firmament--Hugh Stowell Brown Breaches His First Camp-Meeting Sermon--The Pecuniary Prospect* or the Eemi- Boligious Enterprise. tamed at the Mercer street station house uutll yesterday morning, when they were arraigned and hela for examination. The complaint was preferred bv diaries Anderson, of IS Harrison street, who states that lie was "roped" into the place by some person at the corner of Broadway aud Dleeclier street. After flprhting the tiger for some time he departed $30 poorer than when he entered the place. KA7D ON DISOBDEni-Y HOUSES. Detectives Henderson and Palmer, Monday night, also made a raid 011 two disorderly houses in U cos- ter street, one kept by Rosa Tavlor and the other by ii»ie uurns. Tliey only succeeded iu capturing three persons in the Taylor establishment and seven in that of the woman Burns. The officers state the nouses are occupied by a party of French persons, who arc a disgrace and annoyance to the neighborhood. They were all held for examination. Jacob Monnais, a Frenchman, sixty-three years of age, was arraigned bv Oincer Kearney, of the Eighth precinct, on complaint of Bella Brazin, of 141 Greene street, charged with keeping a Uisor- derlv house in Greene street. As the complainant faile'd to appear, and tue prisoner, through his counsel, Peter Mitchell, proved that he was a resident of Long Island, he was discharged. About two o'clock yesterday morning Officer Foley. of the Thirtieth street station, while proceeding through Twenty-sixth street, heard the cries of "murder," "watch," proceeding from the female boarding house of Effle Chapman iu West Twenty-sixth street. Entering the place he found the inmates nearly all intoxicated, engaged in relieving each other of their waterfalls and indulging in a free fight. All persons found in the house were taken to the Elation house. The proprietress was held to answer a charge of keeping a tUsordcrjy house and the inmates committed for examination. A SKULTj FRACTURED. At an early hour yesterday morning Joseph Ballard, bartender of the Liberty House, corner of Greene and Houston streets, was attacked by two yoang men, named James McDonald and lianiel Loosey. In order to defend himself he seized a bottle from the counter as they entered and dealt them both a blow with it. Thev retaliated by knocking him down and beating "him about the head ana body until he beciiue Insensible. Officer Kiernan, of tile Eighth precinct, hearing the affray, entered the place and arrested McDonald and Loosey. Ballard was removed to the station house and examined by a police surgeon, who pronounced his skull fractured, ne was removed to Hellcvue Hospital in an insensible condition, and js at present confined there. McDonald and Loosey were arraigned vesterday afternoon, and committed 10 await the result of Uallard's injuries. AKOTHBE HEW BBOTBWICK Of, J,) MTSTEKY. The authorities of New Brunswick are now engaged in an eifort to discover whether a German named Schwager came to hia death by fair or foul means. Au inquest so far has developed nothing positive one way or the other. The Coroner's jury have taken considerable testimony, none of which even indicates tliat a murder lias been committed. Schwager bad soma money in a New Brunswick oank. His wife is said to liave desired him to remove it to a Newark bank, where she had funds, the object being to get more interest. There have been circulated some stories to the effect that she poisoned him, but there is not a particle of evidence In that direction. The stomach of the deceased is to be analyzed by Professors Cook and Van Uyck, of Kutgers College. Until they report a verdict will nol be rendered. A MTSTEBY IN KOBEI87ILLE, PA. A curious affair has occurred at Morrisville, in the alleged poisoning of a woman named Palmer, who was found dead iu a house where she had been "housekeeper, with only a bed and chair in tbo place. She had been living in Bclvidere, in service with a gentleman, and when sue left some articles of jewelry were missed. She was a soldier's widow, and is reported to nave two or three children. Her age was about twenty-eight years. When she came to Trenton she went to keep house for a man named Severns, three doors from the Delaware bridge, in Morrisville, and after she had been there only a short time she fell sick, and, through some cause or otlier, Severns moved out of the house and left the woman In the place, with only a chair and a bed. She was attended by a physician, who left her medicine, and she had also laudanum, of which she was to take a small portion. ' When oho was found the laudanum was all taken and her soul had taken its departure to another world. There la no explanation why8evcrns left the Iiousc, as he did some days before her alh. She was reported to be enceinte; and, left friendless and elck, it It supposed that she concluded to quit this wear/ world. SEA CLIFF, August 2?, 18T2. This is considered -the great day of the feiist at tJiis grove. After a very Instructive and thoughtful sermon last nlcht by Dr. Koss, of St.- Paul's church, New York-, on "The Full Assurance of Faith," la which two propositions were ably treated--namely, ·Is Christian experience a fact or Is It a fiction i 1 And, If a fact, what then Is experience i"' we were treated this morning to a sermon by Rev. Dr. Aruiltage, of the Fifth Avenue f!aiHst church, New York, on "The Gospel to the Poor the Highest Proof of Its Divinity, and or the Divinity of the Lnrd Jesus Christ." Tho Doctor called attention, in the llrst place, to the Saviour's method or answering a question by asking another, PO that when John sent messengers to inquire whether Christ were the true Messiah or whether ho should look for another Jesus, bade the messeji- ger go and tell John what they had seen aud heard--how the blind received Bight, the lame walked, the lepers were cleansed, and, most of all and best of all, the poor had the Gospel preached unto them. This was tlie text and the theme of the discourse. To a logician It might seem that Jesus made a mistake lu the construction of this sentence. lie did not take proper care of his climax, liut God's rhetoric differs from ours. Were he (the Doctor) to write this sentence he would put the least llrst nnd the raising of tho dead last as the greatest, and he knew not where he should tlnd -place for tlie last clause about THE COSI'EL TO THE I'OOB. But Jesus Christ knew better. Aud it was as if no had said, "(jo and tell John that the blind see, the dear hear, Ac., and if he won't be convinced by these physical si^us that I am the Messiah then tell him that the poor have the Ciospel preached to them. He must believe this sign." The Doctor then went on to show, both historically and theologically, that Christianity is tbe only system of religion that has ever made special provisions for preaching the Gospel to the poor. John was aware of that lu his day, aud Jesus knew that if he would uot believe the signs ol HIL- blind aud deaf restorid to sight and hearing and the dead raised to llle, he would believe the living poor standing ou the brink of the open grave anil listening to that Gospel that was to make them rich iu faith ami heirs of the kingdom ol heaven. These physical miracles, he fiohl, covered only pnvt of tho man, whereas the preaching of tbe Gospel covers the whole man. Tlie eye and the car ami the soul, dead In trespasses ami sins, are touched by the moral power of the Gospel of Christ. The moral gran deur ot the preaching of the Gospel was illustrated, and the hold which it lakes upon the hearts of the poor and which they take on it \vas eloquently set forth. The preaching of the Gospel is the highest mark of the divinity of Christ and of his ministry among men. Its superiority in several respects over Judaism was pointed out, and the preaching of ministers at this day he contended was superior to thu preaching of the Lord Jesus Christ himself. "Christ could not present an atonement for sinners, for He had not made one, but when at tho day of Pentecost Peter boldly stood up and declared to the Jews that they had crucified the Lord of Glory, and that the ditclnina were witnesses of Ilia resurrection, three thousand people were converted iu OHO day, wstro than had Been converted during all the Saviour's ministry. Doctor Arniltage illustrated the points that tlie Gospel is in divine sympathy with the poor; that all the promises of the Gospel are to the poor and none to the rich as rich, and ha there- lore urged upon the congregation the importance or accepting this Gospel. The announcement tliat the great Baptist preacher and orator of Liverpool, REV. 11UQ11 STOWELl. KKOWN, would preach on the ground at two o'clock brought a great many up by the morning boat--among them a large number of ministers, all of whom, 1 think, without exception, were disappointed iu the man. 1 conversed with several and the verdict was unanimous that Mr. Hrowu's sermon would not begin to compare with that ol Dr. Aruiitage. Mr. Brown, in personal appearance aud build, is not unlike Mr. I'linshon. He has that rubicund face and figure which betoken the well-red Englishman. Helsoj medium size, is forty-seven years of age, but looks younger, and has been over twenty-live years in the ministry. His style and manner in the pulpit is uncouth, aud from his long ministerial association with the working classes of Liverpool he has, unconsciously perhaps to himself, adopted a style peculiar to that class among whom he has made his reputation. His sermon from beginning to end, though, iu a certain sense, applicable to every class of persons, was peculiarly adapted to working people, lie wore a loose grav coat but- toucd across hia breast, and one or other of Ins hands was in his pocket nearly all the time. He rarely opened Ills eyes, and when he dkl so, it was with a sort of squint, which gave one the impression that his sight is very tender and cannot bear the light, liut it may be a habit formed to keep pictures of poverty and wretchedness in his own laud, in some measure from too greatly au'ecting his mind. During tac progress of his discourse he gave two or three occasional GIJSU'SES OP' A FUXD OP HrrjlQR, which lies stored within his mind, and of great ten derness and sympathy of heart, covered by that loose gray coat. He read tlie thirty-third chapter of Ezekiel, which sets forth the duties and the responsibilities of a minister of the Gospel--a watchman ou the walls of Zion--and afterwards preached ·from Acts xx., 31, in corroboration of the same:-"Warning every man, and teaching every man night and dav with tears." After thanking the congregation "for honoring him to take part in their service, he said that such a repre sentation of a minister's calling and work was enough to make him tremble lesi the blood of souls should be required at his hands. Paul had this picture of Ezekiel's in his mind when he told the Ephcsian Church that his hands were free from the blood of all men, and as when in the text he bids thurn watch and remember, or as. in another place, when he gives his reason for warning every man "that lie may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus," And thus boll prophet and apostle teach ministers that if they would be faithful--aud better for them, he said, to die on the spot than be otherwise--it should fre- 8 neatly be that words of warning fall from tlieii ps oh the ears of those who hear. Words o warning are not pleasant things for the preacher to utter nor for the people to hear. But there are dangers around and dangers common to all. The physical dangers, however, arc nothing compared with the moral, and, if there is danger at all, then the words of warning are the kindest thai can be snoken, and until the danger Is averted or guarded against. a.uy otlier word is out of place. He had, therefore, felt it to be his duty to speak some words of warning to them to-day. Now, Paul, speaking to the Erih'esian Church, shows us that Church members should be warned from tinie to time. And whenever he speaks of warning it is to believers rather than to sinners tliat he speaks. In all that he says about warning Christian people seem to be moat prominent before his mind. He faithfully warned the world, but especially so the Christian Church. And well he might, seeing so much that is destructive around it. And if you read his epistles you will see that he foretold, in doctrine and in practice, much of the evil that has since sprung up iu the Christian Church, Be warns us against JUSTIFICATION BY WOKK3, for by the decas or the law shall no flesh living bo justiilcd, and I, said the speaker, am but following him (Paul) when I utter words of warning to those who do believe in the Lord Jesus Christ. And if we be real disciples of Christ, and not mere professors, we should not consider it improper that words of warning are addressed to us. Paul also warns us against factions and divisions in the Church, which in England are as rife in hia (tlie speaker's) denomination as in any other that he knew of. It is a disgrace and it should call for the prayers of the Church that It might cease; lor unless it does cease we can't, said lie, make an impression upon unbelievers, if he were an unbeliever he would simply say:--"Gentlemen, agree among yourselves on what Christianity is, and then present it to me and I will calmly consider it." He would warn them also against vain regrets and lamentations, that this age is peculiarly rife with heretical teaching. There 13 not much now that is really new. Some of the heresies taught today were rife in the third century, aud then they fell asleep for a thousand years, bnt thov seemed to have had a sort of resurrection. Don't be frightened at them; they will die again. Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they be of God. If we or an angel, said Paul, preach unto you any other Gospel than we have preached, let him bo cursed with a curse. Many of the views presented at the present time arc unscriptural lu character and dangerous lu tendency. PHILOSOPHY AKI FOOT.ERY are matins; ouch Imvoc with the Church as Paul never did wli«o lie wag mad against It. Perverse ingn arc oems; gpoKen now by philosophy igainst the atonement and other doctrines of the Gospel, and fook-ry substitutes all sorts ol ;audy ceremonials for the mauly preaching if Jesus and Paul aud Peter and John n the early Christian Church, Aud liying »» wo do now lu the midst of tin-so tilings It IB our duty to utter words of remonstrance aud warning against hum, warning every mau also against spiritual in- ditl'ereiice. Tlicre are many professors of religion vho tuko I)tt!e interest lu Christ's cause, who- neither think about it uor pray for It, who attend service and perhaps partake of counuuuion but have no further interest In It. There are many such In c v f t y church, and that Is an awfully solemn warning of tho saviour to such. "Thou wicked and uothful servant." There may be uoiue here who, t I should ask what good thing yoa have done for tho Church, would not know what to nay. There arc many not Jhurch members who to for the Church so much :hat they put the members to shame. We spend so much time In worldly activity that we have not time for thin.. There ure many other sina, too, against which Christians need to be warned. There arc many who, whim they have given their hearts ;o Christ and abandoned the grosser sins of lifOf lold to those that are more secret and subtle witn greater tenacity, t-'ovutousuess, lor instance, 18 ust an much In the Church us out or It, though it Is (renounced to bo Idolatry, and those who cherish it cannot enter the Kingdom ol heaven. The lovo of mouey may bo the root of all evil and may drive some to perdition, but men will cling to it still. THE D E V I L IS rLKASKD with such men. They ma be excellent temperance men, presidents or bands of hope even; they may bo strict Sabbatarians, even deacons in the Church, .ind all that; but tho devil smiles and says, "They arc Idolaters, and can never cuter heaven, and I am Just as sure of them as if they-were drunkards aud Sabbath-breakers. There is danger, too, that we win fall too much into the wavs of the world. Ho (thcspoaker) would not Impose any Puritanical law upon the people as lo dress, reading, conversation or style of living, ami so forth. It might be convenient to draw tbe line, but It would not be of much use, for if the Sicart went beyond it [t would bi: all the snme in God's eyes, llesides, it Is uncharitable for us to judge harshly or the motives of others. There u much to be left to a man's own conscience, ami hu must In these things be a law unto himself, liut the warning of the Apostle John must be in place here, "Love uot the world, neither the things that are iu the world, for if any mau love the world tbo love of the Father is not in him." Ho (the preacher) wondered how some Christians could read t his and yet live as they do. God grant us consciences, ho prayed, that shall be made of stiller stuif than India rubber. So much for words or warning to God's people. Mr. Brown then uttered Svnnc words of warning to unbelievers. And. lirst of all, he warned them to nee from the wrath to come. What Is the wrath to come? lie asked. It is God's Indignation against sins unforglveu und unforsaken. It la set forth lu the lllblc in a variety of phases; but he would not say what it Is save tuat It is God's Judgment a r alnst 8iu, aud Is so set lortli by tho Lord Jesua Christ. It Is He, tho tender, compassionate, loving Son of God, not Moses or Paul or Peter, who speaks of the worm that dleth not and ol the fire that never shall be quciislicd. 11 is He that tells of the rich man, lilting up his eyes in hell, being lu torments, and tho fact that It Is Ho who speaks gives tue words n thousand fold greater weight than If any other uno had spoken, liut whatever that wrath is It is evident that it Is tho wisest tiling a mau cjiu do to escape It. Hut some mau asks, What have 1 douo to deserve this ? He answered, VO'J HAVE SINNED. But the other replies, 1 have uot sinned so much a» to deserve all tins- Mr. Brown then painted the sin or Ingratitude to God as an answer and as being quite enough to deserve all tho righteous indignation of God. Hu would not iuquire into other sins of tliclr lives. He would not usk whether they were honest and truthful, whether their private llfo has been chaste and pure or the contrary, but he pinned and nailed them down to this one filu or ingratitude, which or Itself deserves Coil's wrath. But the greatest sm of all Is not ungratefully receiving God's t?ifls. but contemptuously rejecting God's Krc.ilest gilt--Ills ouly begotten Sou. It is a great thing to warn a mau or his danger, but it Is much moro important to warn him how he may escape that danKcr; and this Mr. Brown did by inviting the people to believe on the Lord Jesus ChrisTM, aud not to trust in that Benti- mentallsin widen, is so common In his own country, nud, he presumed, hero also, which says that if a man Is sorry lor hla sins God Is so gracious that Ho will pass him by. Now, said he, you might as well think tliat tliu tears of the thief in tho dock would induce the magistrate to violate tho law of the land a« time God's law will be satisfied with your tears alone. No, no, your tears will not wash away sin, but God makes the way ol pardon easier than even that. Mr. Brown then warned them against delay, and urged that they should rather .IMITATE THE JAILER AT FOILUrPI whom Paul bade believe In the Lord Jesus Christ aud be saved, and no sooner said than done, than Felix, who waited for a more convenient Bcason. wliich never came. The common excuse of a long life and time enough Mr. Brown gave as an additional reason why delay slwuld not be indulged in. There is a meanness, hu said, about a man living iu Bin all his life aud when ho comes to a death bed ottering the remnant of his days to God. As will be seen Irom this sketch the sermon was plain, practical and thoroughly scriptural, and its plainness and simplicity perhaps were reasons why ic was not so greatly admired by an audience more or less used to emotional efforts in the pulpit and in the prayer meeting. At its close Dr. Newman took charge of the prayer meeting which followed, and Mr. Brown, and his friends, Drs. Armitage and Pentecost, and Drs. King, Crawford, Itevs. McAllster, Hollis aud other ministers, who had gone up specially to hear Mr. Brown, returned to tuis city. Of about seven hundred people on tho ground at that service about four hundred came down also, and during the trip between \Vhitestone and the city they kept up a service of song ou both ends of the boat. Spiritually Sea Clia" is a dead failure, but speculatively it is a grand success. TIIE JERSEY VITX WATER PIPE. Mnyor O'Keill DeaU n. Blow at tue Ce- tnexit Pipe--How Competition ~Wu.» J£x-- ciudcdvTuo Cement Pipe Ring Trium" pliant* At the meeting of the Board of Public Works in Jersey City yesterday morning the KOJOSS of the cement pipe job, published in the HEHAU, formed au exciting topic. Mr. Clerk perused it eagerly and on many of the facts contained therein he based his remarks, especially in reference to th» expensive experiment on Montgomery street. A communication was received from Mayor O'jSeiil, vetoing the resolution awarding the contract for the laying of an iron and cement pipe to the American Water and Gas Pipe Company. The Mayor takes the ground that, cement pipe is not equal to iron; that the difference in cost would not be an equivalent lor Its in- fcrierity, aud that the adoption of it would be a false economy. Mr, welch was aroused from his musings and he- came to the defence of tue cement pipe men. Ho would give little or no consideration to the communication, as he said the subject had been fully discussed. He called for a vote on the passage or the resolution over the veto. Here Mr. Olerk arose in a grave and thoughtlul mood, aud warned the Board against experiments at tlie public expense. The Montgomery street experiment proved a very serious one for the people of Jersey City, and he was satisfied that the iron and cement pipe was only au experiment. He called upon the Board to deliberate carefully before they should commit themselves to such a project. This gentleman's remarks fell on barren soil. Every other member of the Board voted for the passage of the resolution over tho veto; so the job is settled in spite of all protests. To show that this job smacks of the Binjr, it is only necessary to remark that the proposal aud specifications were drawn up in such an ingenious way that rivals of the Cement Pipe Company were practically excluded. The American Asphalt ripe Company were allowed no room to compete, although their proposal, if adopted, would gave tho city directly $200,000 and indirectly several hundred thousands. Prominent engineers in New York and New Jersey, including Generals McClellan, Newton and Median, are to witness tests on this pipe next month and submit their opinions. The Hoard of Public Works will be invited this weeft to examine this pipe. But the exclusion of this pipe from competition is only the old story in Jersey City, where none bnt those Inside the Ring can. enjoy its benefits, even though the expense be laid, on the shoulders of the public. HOBOKEN CITTBOVEKHMEBT. Injunction AS»«E«* *ne Mayor and Com* man Council* It will be remembered by the readers of the BEKAL.D that the Mayor and Council of Hoboken recently proposed to pay various sums of money which had been due to contractors and others by Issuing bonds to the amount of $216,000, bearlnc seven per cent interest scmi-annually and payable in twenty-six years. Of this sum Joe.ooo was intended to redeem improvement certificates, previously issaod to the men who carried on the work Known as "The Thirteenth Street Improvement." Doubts existed in the minds of many whether such an enormous sum of money had been expended on the street to the best advantage. Accordingly Mr. W. W. Shippen et al. procured Irom Chief Justice Beosley a writ ol ceniomrl, prohibiting the Mayor and Common Council of Uoboken from devoting any of the proceeds of the proposed sale of bonds to tho redeeming of the Thirteenth street improvement certificate*. Tlie writ was served on the Council last night, and it produced some consternation among the men who hold the certificates. The cose comes before the Supremo Court in November. Bridget McMaWn, an Irish woman, thirty-three years of age, on Monday night fell from the fir« escape or the premises 403 East Twenty-fourth street to the rear yard and wag almost instant!) killed. The are escape wiis on tbe fourth Door, Coroner Hcrrnmn w*a notiflcd. iNEWSPA'FERr STEWSPAPER!

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