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THE LECTURE SEASON into war when she when she does this the Northern conservatives will be prepared to battle legally and constitutionally for all the rights she rn innt.lv claim. Gut one thlnp mimt COURT OF OYER AND TERMINER. Trial of William Curtis for the Murder of David A. Martin. FRIDAY EVENING, NOV.
22. Oron otamined The first thing that attracted my attention was tbe sound of a blow; there were three blows struck in rapid succession; tbey did not sound like an alarm, it was a duller sound; they seemed to be heavy blows; have been a policeman myself; thought at the time tbey sounded like a policeman beating somebody when I came up tho prisoner was lying on his faoe and' the policeman had bis foot on hiB shoulder and his right band extended with lhe club in it; the prisoner was all bloody, nd tbef seemed to be a wound iu the back part of bis head. John, Battv'bury mom and examined 'Wax in oom pany whh Marshall and some other friends on the evening in question, and followed Marshall; when ho came up be caught the policeman, thinking he had boon beating the prisoner, and asked him what was the mattor: the polieemaD said the prisoner had stabbed him; witness then opened the policeman's clothes over his breast and saw the blood. John Ladd and ewmined Was in company night Of this OC a noise and then heard several raps as of but put In a blanket every now and then (Laughter.) a Mrs. Inskip and himself will be at the Armory all day on Monday to take charge of any letters nnd parcels for ihel4th.
We leave on Monday. 1 ou know she has been down there; she got leave of absence and overstayed her furlough, and as I must have an assistant chaplain, they sent me to makea prisoner of her and fetch her back to the camp. Her punishment will not be very severe. (Roars ol laughter.) We go to stay with your husband and brothers; whatever you have to send them, send it under cover to the Hon. Moses Odell at Washington, or the chaplain with the Regiment, and it will come direct; but do not select any circumlocution office.
The Chaplain was greatly applauded all the way through his eloquent and interesting lecture, of which the foregoing is a mere skeleton. Hon. Moses F. Odell spoke a few words in support. The choir and audience joined In the hymn "America," and then dismissed with benediction.
Brooklyn Institute Course Lecture by Mr. J. G. Holland on 'Worting and Shirking." The second lecture of the nmnkiun r. 5 neau; we a started about the same time an3 c8me as fast as we could till wo came to the corner where we find a man lying on 1108 on the street and policeman with hifooKt on his neck EUtn Eagon testified to being a domestic in tl.e honaa ofMr.
Sanxey whose duty it was to cCe at night; thinks tbey were closed on the niehtin ouMtlon as she always made It her business to clnsge then? D' Mr. Sunxey hefted us follow.i reside at 180 Adams remember ihe night of the Cth of August haft was aroused from my sleep about 20 minutes after 12 bi a noise accompanied by running; I arose from bed anil heard a man call "stop thief, Btop him!" I went to the front window on Ihe second story; one of the ladies who has been on the sland was on the sidewalk and I asked her what was the matter; "MutterV" said she, "there was a man breaking into your house, don't you eee your window open 1 observed the basement window was raised and on going to examine it found the inside Venetian blinds were closed; one ol the slats had been removed and another partially removed, and a third one cut, as if with a knife; I was making this examination when two men came up and spoke to me about the occurrence; 1 went to tho station house to see the prisoner aud the murdered man, when returning Irom the station house in company with two or three policemen and one or two other persons, we came past the corner of Washington and High streets; wheu pass ing Ihe coiner Mr. Anderson said there was soinetbin" thrown by lhe man he was chasing in the nrea of a house there; we went in wilb a policeman who had a lantern and there found a slat of a green Venetian blind (sut shown to witness and identified) I took the elat around to my dwelling, and there filled to the place where there was one missing, and found it fitted exactly one of the corners was cut off, and a pice was left in ibe framo Work, and fitted perfectly; I examiued lhe catch of the window, which Is of brass and raiber dark colored, and there were two or three spots brightened ns if pressed by some sharp instrument. John Uoyle, a private watchman, testified to having made a search In the place where the occurrence took place, a few minutes afterwards, and found a clasp knife (knlle shown to witness and identified); there was nd blood on Ihe knife. llvfvs TT.
ol a policeman, testified to finding the slat; he carried a Jo iphm Buck, a policeman, testified to searchin" the prisoner and finding the articles already described in his pants pocket. tiph E. Rogers testified to seeing a person on the night in question in Washiaeton street, and heard him ory, 'Ob, I'll give In, I'm done now;" there was a man then in pursuit of him about ten feet behind; this was Anderson; witness then lost sight of the fugitive, and when he came up to the scene of affray, he found the prisoner down, and the policeman over him as described by the oilier witnesses; the policeman then walked with witness half way to Main street, to go to Dr. Gilflllan's drug store he thon said he was dy ing, and must give up; witness then placed him on a stoop in front of a store one of them said we had better take him to the station house we found a light wagon al. a small alley that leads to Front street, and drove him to the station house.
Dr. Louti Ei.ver, practicing surgeon and professor of anotomy, was then sworn aud testified to having performed tbe postmortem examination, assisted by DrsT Cooper Vi illetla; lhe body was extremely nntiirf great loss of blood; there was a wound above the left collar bone, irom which dark, that is, veinous blood is sutd in some quantity whenever the body was moved the wound was about an inch from the breast bone, was three fourths of an. inch in length and preseDtid clean edges as if made by a sharp instrument; its e.act depth Camp I lfc Lecture by Rev. J. S.
Inskip. The appeal now being made to "home, sweet home," on behalf of ihe 14th Regiment, by its energetic and able pastor, will meet with such response as will stir the blooa and cause a fluttering in the camp of the patriot sons of Brooklyn, and satisfy their minds that their city takes as deep an interest, nay deeper, in their well being than was manifested on'lhat memorable day when ihey turned their backs to their friends and their faces to the foe, while reassuring them that the nimble fingers of "the girls they left behind them" areat work night and day in providingsuch things as will tend to make camp life comfortable. Mr. Inskip lectured to a full house last evening at ihe Centenary Church, of which he was pastor before he accompanied the regiment to the seat of war. Before attempting to give them an idei of ouiuu uj me aiieioents oi camp are, the ChapUin adverted with great emotional feeling to the recent loss of so many brave men, and read a letter giving some account of the skirmish between a foraging party the 14th and a body of rebel cavalry.
Sad as the loss was, let it stimulalc us to icnewed exertion for the support of the (Jon elitutioti and Government. It was deemed a matter of some importance to attach the prefix "Brooklyn" to the Regiment, and now, thank God, he could go back to them and say that the city of Brooklyn was not ashamed of them, ant! would do eveiyihing for their welfare and success. On reaching Washington the 14th encamped on a field north of the city. It was then deeme the most perilous position because most feeble in its defences. It was au oulposr, and visions of the enemy coming down the Potomac and attacking in the rear incited us to vigilance.
A secession attrck was considered certain every second or third night, and the men lay down on their arms, while 6ome of the officers were booted and spurred, ready to mount at a moment's notice. Atwat midnight the long roll would be beat; they kuc what that meant it wsb a specific call to arms. How amusing to see how fierce some of our officers looked! One night an officer cime t' bis tent be had a very bright sword and, he about four pistols. I think they're (the secessionists) coming, chaplain, sure, said he; it looks verv like it, replied the chaplain. but I'm afraid the Colonel won't let me go, rejoined the officer! (Laughter.) It proved a false alarm, but the regiment was in line iu one and a half minutes.
This galltmt flicer had long since left the regiment and the regiment disowned him. (Mr. Inskip did not name the gallant officer who was so afraid he wouldn't be let fight.) After a while wo gaintd a little courage and took off our boots. In reference to this arrai'gement he himself was very careful not to get the right boot on the wrong leg. (Laughter and applause.) Arother night an officer inviled the chaplain to accon pmy him on a Dicket excursion, adding that he might expect mething very nice; the chaplain however did not think a brush with secessionists so very nice and declined to accompany the gallant captain.
(Laughter.) This picket duty usually amomns to this a cootpmy of stern men march out about a mile and a half from the camp, shootit at an old cow, a tall tree or airy thing in the shape of a secessionist. On this pa'r t'cular night, tbey might have marched twenty nine miles without meeting one. Three of the homeliest, ugliest, sorriest looking negroes cime towards the camp of the 14th. Looking upon them he could not help thinking somebody had perpetrated an outrage upon Daturein the manufacture of these negroes. (Roars of laughter.) Halt cries the vigilant sentinel.
"Massa yousu be onr liiends I presume." laughter.) Thus our first success at picket duty was the accession of these ugly negroes. The best of the joke, we had to support them until Uncle Sim thought proper to take them off our hands; aud most heartily glad were we to get rid of them, far of all the laziest niggers he did not want to say so in the hearing of abolitionists these were the laziest. There were no more contrabands in the 14th regiment The chaplain acknowledged with deep thank fulness the support be had received from Colonel ood, and indeed all the officers of the H'h iu impressing upon the soldiery their duty towards God and their country that upon His favor the success of our amis depended. All honor to the illustrious Col. Wood.
He. hoped he would soon he released, for he said it in the sight of heaven il they hurt one hair of that liltle man's head tliaj shall pay dear for what they haw clone. (Protracted and enthusiastic cheering.) Lieut. Col. Fowler was no less zealous iu impressing the minds of the men that it was their duty to tight for.
and if need be, die for their country. The great difficulty with camp life was the want of a proper place to worship in. At Camp Wo 4 the hospital tent was used as a chapel. On the 3d or 3d of July the 1 lih crossed the Potomac, preparatory to the advance o1 the army. The ground of the encampment was very elevated, commanding many beautiful views.
Finally an order cime to get ready to march and three days rations were Eervcd out lo the men. We knew that this meant something; and never did the 14th muster so many men as on the day we set out for Fait fax Court House. The Chaplain gave a vivid description of the battle of Bull Run and contended that General McDowell bad done all that he undertook to do. Be insisted that the column led by him did rout the enemy, when the order to retreat was given he would not say by whom, but certainly not by Gen. McDowell, He described the charge of the 14th as terrifically grand, right up to the batteries of the enemy, and gave Beauregard credit for one good thing he told the truth about the 14th Keg't of Brooklyn the red devils of the 14th, he said, were the men who did us the most injury.
(Applause.) With respect to the enemy firing upon the Hospital where lay the sick and djing, he would judge of the enemy charitably. Dr. Homiston had pitched the tent in the in. mediate vicinity of a battery of ours which was dealing out death and destruction against the enemy as he said to be near the wounded and the enemy naturally enough concentrated their fire upon that battery. He would not say that they aimed at the yellow flag, but certainly the hospital tent received a share of the shot and shell.
He described numerous instances of individual heroism on the disastrous retreat from Manassas, some, bordering on the ludicrous. About 4 o'clock in the afternoon we came to a church, where lay the dying and wouuded a spectacle which he trusted in God he might never witness ogaiu. One poor joung fellow, mortally wounded, a brother of our first sergeant, was saying to that brother, "Tom, don't stay with me 1 am dying go on and take eare ol yourself." That brave brother occupies the post of honor to day, as the recompense of his bravery, and he has vowed that his death shall be avenged. (Tom Head, color sergeant, as the reporter understood.) We heard that Col. Wood was iu that church among the wouuded, and made search for him he was not there, but in a house adjoining the church, severely wounded.
He expressed a wish to be taken home, and immediately a file of his own men said "take him take him These noble men, who had been travelling all day, foot sore aud exhausted, bore their Colonel on a litter seven miles, when seeing that we must be overtaken by the enemy, the Colonel requested to be shifted to an ambulance riiawn by a strorg horse. When we came to Coh run, over which was a bridge, the passage was choked up with all sorts of vehicles. It wai here, as is alleged, the driver of Col. Wood's am buiai.ee detached the horse and sought safety in flight; shot and shell came pouring down the road, the Colonel was taken from ihe" ambulance and carried into the wood, and iu this way his valuable life was saved, it is hoped to bis family aud country. (Applause.) The 14th did not leave their Colonel until they had placed him in an ambulance, drawn by a strong horse, and were of his escape.
Next day, when the 14th formed in line, they could only muster 335 fight, irg men, but the missing came dropping iu at intervals. Our loss in killed, wounded and missing was ascertained to be 14o all told at first tuoposed to be double the number. The Chaplain spoke in high terms of the Hon. Jlosts F. Udell, who had proved himself the best friend of the 14th.
He had presented them with a library and interested himself for their benefit in everj conceivable way. It is the policy of the confederates lo make lhe North South, but after this war there will be neither North orSouih no thit but ihe Union, lie said it iu the sight of Heaven to day that he would dectu it a lesser evil that this mundane world should cease to revolve and Heaven and earth pass away than thai this Union should be dissolved. As that old li()u heaited man said before he went to (iod.Tun Union Mut and Siiai.i. he Pm isam i). (Lin" continued chee iifg.) What the 11th bojs stand most in need of are elm kets, stocking and mils, or any other article that wiil make our bojs comfortable during the winter.
If they me not to live loi.g, he wanted il ena to be comfortable while they tio live. Our Irit! lu re, he is called "Odell" down there, and liif.a elf had very Unitarian tuitions about these things. We don't like playing Co pe that v.ili' i of give ns lil.u.keis t'ui ie tdcek, white el hi i gentlemen who oiler us books and ts. Our boys can't eal we ho ci eitu ions and go in for the blanket luigade. Pray on, be settled, let who will suffer by it, that we shall not have a recurrence of our present trouble.
We must have every guarantee against rebellion before we will give one to secure anything. MM! VISIT TO THE WATER WORKS. The Common Council Investigating Committee went on their annual inspection of the Ridgewood Water Works yesterday, accompanied by the Board of Water Commissioners and a number of invited guestE among them Hon. H. C.
Murphy Wm. Hunter, John P. Rolfe, ex Mayor Powell' Comptroller Collins, Auditor Doherty, Commisl siorier of Repairs and Supplies O'Neil, and other oilicial and unofficial gentlemen. The day was one of the finest of the season. The sun shone brilliantly and the airwasiust cool enough to make it agreeable.
The rnrty uumberingjabout sixty, occupied fourteen carria. gts, which started from the City Hall at the hour designated half past 7 o'clock, A. M. Proeeeri ing along Fulton and Gates avenues, the cortege passing at a moderate pace over the cobble stone pavements soon came upon open fields.if not pastures new, in the outskirts of the Ninth Ward. The fields, which were frosted over, spaskled like diamonds in the sun, and although beautiful, was a sad reminder of rapidly approaching winter.
Nothing of peculiar interest occurred until the carriages turned into the enclosure of Ridgewood Reservoir. The party dismounted near tue keeper's lodge and took a stroll on the banks of the huge basins from which the city is supplied with waicr. The Reservoir and grounds adjoining present a more finished appearance than they did on the occasion of the last annual visit. The entire space is surrounded with an iron railing and the division between the two sheets of water is simi larly protected on either side so as to avoid the possibility of accident. The pumps being in motion the water was introduced at the rate nearly one million gallons per minute.
The basins are of a capacity sufficient to supply double the number of inhabitants Brooklyn now contains, and it will therefore be a long time before increasing demands will comprl an enlargement. Last year there were 15,000 takers, and next year it is anticipated there will be 20,000. There is only one main through which the entire city is supplied, and, although "every provision has been made to guard against accident, it this solitary sourceshouldunfortunately become dam. aged, our citizens would be compelled to do without Ridgewood until repairs were made. The attention of the Committee was called to this matter by the Commissioners, and tbey wilj doubtless take into consideration the propriety of laying another main, so that if one fails the other can be put into re quisition.
The view from the banks of the Reservoir is one of the finest on Long Island. The rich farms of New Lotts stretch out until the view is lost upon the ocean beyond, while on the other side the rising ground of the Cemetery of the Evet grcens, and the dense woods in the valley, now decked in the rich foliage of autumn, affords a prospect over which one could linger with pleas, ure. for hours. The next place visited by the party was the engine house and pump well about three quarters of a mile distant. This place has heretofore been fuiiy described in fact more than once.
Yesterday was, however, the first time; that the new engine was put in operation. There are now two huge monsters, the largest, we believe, in the world with the exception of one in Holland, used in expelling the waters of the sea which would otherwise overflow a portion of that country Tbey are capable of a pressure of S00 horse power but it is never necessary to put on the full foree. Ten million gallons had been pumped up the preceding ten hours. The same can be said of the engine house as of the reservoir; it presents a more complete appearance than it did last year, and everything looks to be in good working order. Improvements are still going forward on the premises surrounding, and they will in course of time preseDtas agreeable an appearance as the grounds surrounding the reservoir.
An hour or more having been spent at the engine house, the cortege moved forward to inspect the sources of supply those water lilly ponds, as represented about the time the subject of intro. ducitig water to the city was first broached. A ride of several miles brought the party to Baise ley's pond a large sheet into which the streams of the whole neighborhood are collected and thence conducted to the distributiug reservoir through the covered conduit. The banks having been underminedsome three months since, workmen were busily engaged in making repairs. The spiles, it appears, had not been driven in far enough, and the water percolating through the sand beneath, soon made a rent which increased to such formidable dimensions, as to nearly empty the pond.
There haB been no supply thence since that time. The repairs are now made in so thorough a manner that no similar accident can occur hereaiter. The expense of the repairs will amount to about Those who desired, refreshed themselves at the house of the keeper near by, when the party again entered the carriages and were driven oil' to the next Pond. By seme accident the wrong road was takeD, and in consequence of the sandy nature of the soil but slow progress was made. At length they arrived at the Spring Valley stream.
This was 'ull of water, clear, fresh and sparkling, but in all its main features was not dissimilar to Baiseley's. The next stopping place was the little village of Rockville, about 'l miles distant from Brooklyn. This was the end of the route, and near by is the last pond, the furthermost source of supply. This goes by the name of Smith's Pond. It is the 'argest of all, and the water is of the same pure quality as the others drawn from neighboring springs and streams.
A portion only of the party inspected it, the others being on the lookout for dinner remained at the village Hotel, thus getting the start. All were, however, well supplied, and the long journey having sharpened their appetites every one embraced the oppoitunity pre sentcd of obtaining a sufficiency. Mr. J. II.
Funk one of the commissioners, and in factevery mem her of lhe Board, did every thing possible for the entertainment and accommodation of the guests. The jolly spirits of the dinner table were Al dermeti Franks and Ternan, who kept up the interest of the occasion with unflagging energy and furnished a fund of amusement which added greatly to the pleasures of the trip. Alderman Franks having lost his hat, found it on top of a liberty pole in place of the star spangled banner It being brought down from its giddy height and presented to the owner, he made an appropriate addi ess in acknowledgment, causing much merriment. Some played bat ball on the village green, vhile others made a tour of the village, inspecting all matters of interest, the greatest of which apptared to be three black porkers of huge dimensions, said to weigh nearly one thousand pounds each. They are certainly monsters, aud would biirg a premium at any cattle show.
The horses having been properly cared for, the party started honicward about I o'clock. Three of the ponds omitted by taking the wrong road in going out, were passed, it being too l.ue to stop. The appearance of the farms along the route, until within a few miles of dis appointed us considerably. There is little thai is attractive about them. The houses ure poor lookup, tumble down affairs, the miserable trad the land poor.
There is ve.i little ncal ih he seen. The vicinity of tiuaici, however, shows a favorable change. The hauscsaic neat aim sutistimtial, the barns are large, and ytliing lu tol ehs prosperity. The patty reached the city about 7 o'clock in Die cvenii liied, cosered with dti hut wu belli ve all v.e:e gratified with the cxperieace'S of the duy. The First Compromise Offered.
The Southern leaders in their haste to break up the Union never stated distinctly to the world the particular wrorjgs which drove them to rebellion; nor did they explicitly inform us what terms would satisfy them. It was indeed stated on authority that can hardly be questioned, that the leading Southern men in the 8enate declared last winter, in a committee of that body, that they would acquiesce in the Crittenden Compromise, provided that measure was cordially sustained by the Northern members. Mr. Doughs, one of the Committee, made this statement in his place in the Senate; Mr. Seward, who was also on the Committee, was present at the time, and the in.
ference is, that if Mr. Doughs did not state the fact corectly, Mr. Seward would not have let his statement pass by unquestioned. There Is no doubt but that this compromise in elfect reversed the decision which had just been pronounced by the people through tbe ballot box and men who favored the measure thought that in acquescing in it, they would be establishing a precedent pregnant with evil. South Carolina did not wait for the action of Congress.
She was in arms at the very time the Compromise Measures were before that body. If it be once established that any legal actiou of the people wil! justify a resort to arms, this government cannot be carried on. This principle onee ac kuowledged popular elections lose all their significance. If it be ascertained that a resort to arms in any state or any section, the decision of the jiccr'e be reversed, we will have au outbreak ns ten as we have a change in the admin It is but fair on the part of every man who acts with the Democratic party to judge of Lis opponents as he would desire that they should judge his party; and do, indeed, in politics, as in morals, as he would be done by. The people of Massachusetts are in favor of free territory; if in 1854, when it appeared probable the great North west had been opened to slavery, she had thrown off her allegiance to the gov" emntent, there is no doubt but that she would have been coerced into obedience to the will oi the people as expressed through Congress.
There must be in all governments some supreme authority. Whether it is placid in one man, as in Russia in Parliament, as it is practically, in England or in the people, as it is in America, the decision of that authority must be obeyed or the government is overturned, and the way opened for some other form of administering the aff.iirs of the State. However the good eitizerj regret the ascendancy of those who hold opposite political views to him, it is his duty to acquiesce in the 'w ill of the majority, ami to resort only to the constitutional means of re medjing the evil. In this country the will of the mnjority is the supreme law, and the Constitution itself provides a way by which their views can be carried out without any violation of its letter or spirit. The basis of ourgovermnont is in the priLciplo that the people will decide properly, and he who questions this is not a Republican.
It is not disputed by the most thorough advocate of popular government that errors will not he made through the passion or ignorance or prejudice of the. people hut it is held that it is better to trust to the people for safety than to any oi.e man, or any class of merj, who might be entrusted with the administration of the government. The Eepubllcan party may have been wrong in their views it may be contended that in their success the fundamental law of th Union was set aside but he who holds that the justice of the people could not with safety be appealed to, to correct the mistake they had made, is not a sincere believer in free institutions. And the Southern slaveholders of all men had reason to rely on the justice of the people. Numerically in an immense nai uc iily for over lifty years, not one of their lights was assailed.
Men n'ho did not believe in slavery, faithfully accorded to it every right it could legally claim, aud those who had no inter est in the system of slavery and no love for it, regretted when by a course of events hichniay be termed accidental, they lost for the momout the power to assure it of the protection which it so long erijojed, And even when a President was elected, vho did not receive a single Southern vote, he explicitly assured the South that their rights should not suffer at his hands, and the par" ty that elected him on the platform of no more slave territory, organized in the very lirst session of Congress, after their success, three territories in which the question of slavery was left as the par ty left it, that they displaced for the reason that they iu opposition 10 the compromise oi 1S20 left slavery in Kansas an open questiou, though the Republican party left the question an op'. one in three other territories, the lirst session after their triumph. The Kepublican party itself seemed to recede from the position it had taken, and yet the Southern leaders could not trust them for four years, though it was morally certain they could not interfere with slavery within that time, and that the eiid of four years their power would end. The friends of Southern rights at the North bod, in sustaining the South, to justify rebellion, and to consent to the disruption of their country. They had but one course to pursue, and that v.es to put down rebellion first, and settle the question as to the rights of the South afterwards.
It is not impossible, in view of the continued success of the national arms, that terms of some kind will be offered during the sitting of the next session of Congress. When the dignity of nation is vindicated, and we hope the day is no1 far distar.t when it will he completely, we can outsider if settlement by peaceable mear be practicable. The lirst inkling of what the leaders of the South expect comes to us in a very indirect way. The Jvio iuri of (Ww publishes an extract from a letter iu which is related the conversation between Genual Polk ex Episcopalian Bishop Louisiana and now Major Genera! in the Iiebe1 arm; and a Union ofliecr, who negotiated with him the ti rnis en which certain prisoners should be cxcbaiigici. The letter is Cai Nov.
14th. and is as fallows I lliinkl wrote yi.ii about the battle low ln rt. It wa a grand ami li arlul sight: liie ti I shall never Yesterday 1 Meal tluwit wall a Hat; vi trtu i 'Tirn M'tue iniseuert "SVe were met verv fi. Folk lmUM.ll ne en l.i.;.r.l. lie i type lhl.
la. hiuliid gentleman i polite. I knew several 1 1 Hie with imn. Thev are all as linn ami comment a. ine; eau he have in the t'aiale I idea of ttiviri; ut.
I One iimur Miruhed me. and thai was hear a General i Ml Uliu ne uu inn iieue 111 nrnmil il iiiii and did not thii Id liiniM.ll lirnler Iha': fiat Uiey were ''e' and lie gloried in the name, sai 1 lie." i your nun JJnt olit cv iiiil on' and that Ihi srn riqhl tnitl (hat Mi f'ia1 hare tqu.d in the 7'eriiuusw other words, that the ol.i I uioeraiii' view of the Conslillition shall he fully estalnslu arid they would toy d. twr ains anil return to their homes. Olherwi. they will light until the laM man and woman is under the sop.
We parted v. gn at enrdiality, all wishing soott to meet llial the gnat oikflion of dillY rence might he removed, and we all he hrolhers of old. They want to light, ami that soon, and tlay will tight hard! General Polk speaks the sentiments hi ociates, there is already a wonderful (licuiitc ir. the of the rebel leaders. Last ilr.n.
lie airy v. May had an interview with Ji tV.ltaxi at kituwond, and lie declared that i( a Mai of paper was given him on wnich he ihhh; wile his terms, the 8 mill would not oil llo. cjiiditious consent lo return to the L'nion. Il n.ay that a little lawc, experience of uui innc niodily still mare the views the peopl thl: viaiever lu he their viyw of lb. terms here spoken win a termiuMiou of tin i.
test on this iu is H.v. a poor au; the sacrifices Ih.y luv uul. Ny, even those who claimed do jiar all ili; lights tie South which Polk le i i os a c.i tinior ol sutimi siyu, ill The North must have Ssiiraneo tint tIit, Son. entirely abandons her light to plunge tuts nauoe BEFORE JTDGE EMOTT AND JUSTICES eTTLL WELL AND HOTT. The prisoner, Wm.
Curtis, indicted for the murder of the policeman, David A. Martin, on the 6th of August last, was placed on trial yesterday morning. Messrs. Jenks and Britton appeared for his defense. Before proceeding to trial Mr.
Britton stated that as the jury summoned to attend in the case was the same that had sat last week in the Circui1 he should interpose a challenge to the array on the ground that the said jury are not properly empannelled according to the Kings county act, as by that act jurors are to sit for six days, which means Bis consecutive days aud cannot sit at a subsequent day unless at their own request or that the Court shall for good cause direct other wise. He requested that the District Attorney if me Jacts as stated are admitted should demur in order to enable tbem to raise the point. The ijouri mougnt tnat by ruling the objection as immaterial tbe counsel by excepting to the ruling could accomplish the same object, and the point was so disposed of. The Clerk then proceeded to call over the list of jurors. The following jurors were challenged peremptorily by counsel for the prisoner: Chas.
Eckhert, of New Utrecht; Washington Dcpau, Tillary street; Wm. Lessels, Flat bush; Carson Piatt, Adelphi street Abraham Ltnning' ton, New Lots; Philip Brady, Eastern District; Chas. A Clarkson, 1'lattands; Franklin Newman, Bedford; John Dryer, 9th Ward; Philip Brown, Joha ilountfort, Joiah ralmer, Kobert J. Keeler, Chas. E.
Post, Jus. Amberman B. C. Lunt. The following for cause or favor having formed an opinion as to the guilt or innocence of the prisoner Chairacey Barnes, State street; Vm.
N. Williamson, Flatlands; Thomas B. Chase, Duffleld street; John Jag gard, Clermont avenue; Wm. Lynde (set aside as being a lawyer though he denied ever having been admitted or practicing); Tunis B. W.
Eldert, Flatlands; Jas. E.Lent, Willoughby street; Hamilton A. Weed, Madison street' Wm. Flatlands; George D. Lund, Woodhull street; James Slilwell, Gravesend; Benjamin Moore, Clermont avenue; Andrew Gettin, Water street: Le Gond Douglass, John Crabb, Flatbush; Wm.
West, E. Hugh Orr, Sackett Btreet; Chas. A. Baxter, Pierrepont; Geo. II.
Nichols, Luther B. Evans, Samuel Daniels, Columbia street; Isaac H. Campbell, James Ainslie, John Junior, George L. Judson, Samuel Martin. The following gentlemen being impartial and unbiassed were sworn to try the case: Jesso S.
Carman, John Antonides, Thomas A. Lee, Luke V. Murphy, Daniel L. Weeks, Alexander Edwards' Jacob A. Sockman, Joseph Dunderdale, Josiah Dowe Archibald Andrews, Thomas Pott, Wm.
A. Gallagher Mr. Winelow, District Attorney, then opened the case for the prosecution, as follows: Gentlemen of the Jura The prisoner is indicted for the murder of David A. Martin one day last summer we expect to show you that the deceased was a policeman belonging to the police force of the city of Brook 1 ana that the discharge of his duty as such he was killed and murdered by this defendant by infltetlng a slab in lhe neck, just above the collar bone in the left side which proved to be fatal, and he died in live minutes iium iuc time tue wouuu was lnuictcu. Tne crime was committed under these circunaatnuces Mr.
John D. Anderson lived at 12S Adams street, at or a'aout the hour of midnight the day in questiou had his attention called to some person who seemed to be prow liiiK about the adjoining house and whoso maimer and demeanor were such as to induce Mr. A. to believe that he was there for no lawful nurpose. Mr.
A. did not give the matter much attention at first, but upon a second alarm being given he came to the conclusion that it was his duty to lake some vigorous action, and he went into the back yard and equipped himself with a hatchet, and pursued a person there, who proved to bj tbe prisoner. We intend to show you thai such thin; occurred at that place which will induce you to believe, as it induced Mr. Anderson to believe at the time, that tbe defendant was then and there perpetrating an attempt to commit a felony, the crime of burglary. When he saw Mr.
Anderson come out of tho alley that led from his own backyard, he immediately fled, and Mr. A. pursued him with all the speed of which he was capable, and when he had gone a little way and found the prisoner fleet of foot, he hurled his hatchet afier him, but missed him, though at the same time giving the alarm and running after him through several streets till he cumo to Prospect Btreet. Final'lv when lhe parties wore al or near Prospect street, was then on duty, heard the alarm, and came to the aid or Mr. Anderson and jr.inpd in the purmiit.
Indeed it. tarnod out. that the policeman was so located that he was able to get nearer the prisoner than AndersoD. When Mr. Anderson and a Mr.
Marshall came up to where the prisoner was they found Mr. Martin in the act of striking him with his club, and in a moment after the defendant was down upon his hack. When the witnesses came up Mr. Marshall asked what the matter was, and told the policeman not to kill the man, whereupon tho policeman turned around and said "My God he has killed me." The policeman was advised to proceed at once to the druist lor astistancc and started lo go up Fulton street From Prospect, bnt his condition getting worse and worse they tvere obliged to take him to the station house in York Btreet, aud he died in three (minutes after reaching there. Tbe prisoner was arrested immediately.
Mr. Martin was was a young man, was born in Vermont and had a wife and three children living at the time of his death, and I say as a matter of juBtice to the deceased that he was ranked as one of our most reputable and worthy policemen. We will present such evidence as wUl satisfy you of twe facts first, that the defendant was in tho act of perpetrating a burglary when he was pursued by Mr. Anderson second, that lor the purpose of escape he inflicted this lata wound upon the deceased. The District Attorney then proceeded to examine the witnesses for the prosecution.
D. Avtlavcn at 133 Adams street, Brooklyn am a mason by trade; a Mr. Sanxey resides iu the vicinity, at loll; live between High and Nassau don't know the prisoner; saw him in the statiou bouse on the Oth of August I st; my attention was attracted on that night about 13 o'clock; was called by a young lady who was lookiog out of the window, and went to bed again; was again called and looked out of the window and saw a man coming Mr. Britton objected to any testimony of the facts antecedent to the lime when the prisoner came in contact with the prisoner. Evidence admitted and objected to.
Witieys continued Saw a man coming with a straw hat and stopped in front of the house next door; he looked suspiciously up and down the streel; I hurried down stairs; here is a small court yard in front of my house, about 6 feet in depth; put on my pants and boots and red shirt and went to the rear yard to find the handle of a wooden pump but could not find it; I then got the hatchet and came into the street through the alley and the man was standing near the centre of tbe court yard, and looking towards me; I told him I had got him or words to that effect; he tried to get clear or mc and jumped over the gate; I struck at him and missed him; he then ran down High streel; I threw the hatchet at his legs and he yelled; it did not strike him; he then ran down High street, and about the corner or Washington street, I heard something drop; I was then about twenty feet of htm; it was a very still night: we were a0th running; he turned down Washington street; I took the centre or tho street; when near St. Ann's church he was nearly 10D feet from me; I was honoring "stop thief" as loud as I could; I dropped my eyes for a moment, and when I looked up again I saw him and two men in the centre of Prospect and Washington streel; I saw the man Willi the straw hat fall; when I came up I discovered it was a policeman ho was clubbing him: I said "policeman, don't kill him; we have him all right now; lie exclaimed, "he has killed and he put his hand up to his breast and I saw blood ou his shirt; he was dressed in policeman's clothes; I told him to go to tho drug store, and fie wont, assisted by some other parties; two policemen came up, one of whom was officer liuck; about 5 minutes after, the policeman was carried in; he died in about three minutes; several tried to make him speak, but he did not: the prisoner was searched, and in his pockets a bunch of keys, false whii keris and a knife, such as painters use in spreading paint. A knife, produced, a pair of nippers, and two hiinebes of skeleton keys which the witness testified to being like tlie articles of the same description takcu from the prisoner. There was no cross examination of this witness. Ji s.
If', ji ami extimiii. Is a sister in law oflasl witness; lived in the house with him; was in the fri nt room when I saw a man standing by the railing near tin basement door of the adjoining house; he went to the bjisenieut door and then to the window, and made a noise irom which I thought the glass was broken; be was stooping; I went to call Mr. Anderson, and when I returned ihe man was gone; about ten minutes after saw the man coining back and weni back to the same window: ihe night was clear and calm; don't remember hether the moon shone: there were no street lamps; mv broiber iii law ran out; I left the window and soon after came back and saw the man jump over the railing; he ran. and my brother in law ran after him, and that was lhe last I saw of the affair. Mr.
Clf nil nrarn Lived ntlSSAdams street in August last: my attention was called by a man coming toward Mr. anxcy's place; stood by the gale and then went to the windoiv: lie then knocked on the door and looked up and down, and then looked into tho window; he knocked on the door with the knocker; when he returned lo the window he made a noiso as if cutting glass; lie might have been there lll'leen or twenty minutes; Miss Wlielan was there; a policeman struck his club and tho niini ihi ii jumped over the fence and ran down High st. Nassau' st. anil 1 soon afler returned; it was thesarae man who came to tbe house both times; be had on a dark ltost eoal. while slraw hat and dark pants.
The witness Ilien di iibed the part enacted by Anderson to tho a'nie effect as itie previous witnesses When the pri ni ran away and was l'ollowed by Anderson, witness went to the basement of Mr. Sanxey's house and found Ihe window raised; the wood work was cut where In'eh of the window referral to is placed: part of the inside shutter was also cut away. Mrthnll sworn and vauiinalla heii'th warden in New York, and reside there; remember this iiianir ri uer: was in Brooklyn, and wasgolnc to tlie ferry with veral acquaintances; my attention as called what euu to be a scuffle in the slrcel; a sound as I'reni a blow by a policeman's club on ihe pavement or on a man's head; went lo the place and fuund uu! man wilb his foot on lhe prisoner's ih older, and Id williess 10 take charge of prismier lis had im; took the Hiliccmnn's club and took cli irce ol' Hie prison er until oilier policemen came up anu look him lo tho nation house. Course was delivered last evening by Mr. J.
G. Holland, who took for his subject "Working and Shirking." The audience was quite numerous. The lecturer said that everything we possess is the product of labor the product of the labor of somebodv at some time. Nature has so nicely adjusted lhe different fields of labor that the same rewards attend it whether it be in the manufactures at Massachusetts, in growiDg cotton in Georgia or digging gold in California. He looked around him and he Baw silks from China, ribbons from Fiance, cloths from India, gloves from the fool of the Alps, all produced by the labor of somebody.
You may not have procured them by your labor, but they have been purehaied by the labor of somebody, at some time. That some have gn wn rich that some are not obliged to labor shows that the labor of the world is more than sufficient for its wants. The great stru le of lhe world is to shirk the labor which price demanded forall werequire thus the world is divided into two classeB those who labor aud those who shirk labor laborers aud shirkers. Men strive to get into positions where they may procure the largest amount of the world's pro duets with the smallest amount of labor. They endeavor lo shirk the labor of the world hence all the professions in which the amount of labor quired is small, are overcrowded.
The farmer's boy throws up the hoe and takes to the yai stick so that he may save his lazy back, and 6hirk labor. Most of the disappointed men of tbe world belong to the shirkers they crowd int professions already overcrowded to avoid labor, and do not succeed. The cities are the great points of centralization for the shirkers they crowd here and devise means to come at the product of labor. Among the evils of this state of things the lecturer dwelt on" one chiefly the efforts made by the "shirkers" to debase labor or at lesst to make it unfashionable, by contending that gn'leness and good breeding are incompa ble wi it. The stock exchange is the paradise of shnkers the men who gamble in stock never earn an honest dollar, and never add a dollar to the world's wealth.
They never make a dollar that somebody else does not lose their constant .0 wusi ucsmi uub uuotaer ana to tape morey from utaEuspicious outsiders. The real va of the country are not influenced by tt price of this or that laney stock but it is a deplorable fflPt. t.lin.t. T.llP nltOT notn ti or bear" is lelt through every avenue of the country's industry. The lecturer believed that no h.im would erne of it if this national poliey shop was shut up, where men gamble in a strictly moral aud peifi etly legal way.
(Laughter.) Every four years the great hygeira of the political shirkers ti.k' place, where there is a change in the national administration. A hundred thousand men aimed with a petition, a carpet bag, and three clean shirts turn their faces towards the Mecca of Washington to obtain apostmastership, a clerk slap, a consulship, any "ship" that will save them fr tbelaborot rowing iraeir owu boat and enable, them to shirk the labor of the world. But the cities do not contain all tbe shirkers of the woild. Rip Van Winkle, Mr. Irving tells us, had a peculiar oijection to hard work, and every American village bas its Rip Van Winkle.
But ihey will not like Rip go out in the fields and sleep for twenty years and Bave the world the expense of clothing and feeding them, bnt endeavor to get, into an office of some kind and shirk the labor of the world. The American people as a people weie not "shirkers" they were willing to labor aud labor fiercely, but thev were not willing to want for the slow returns of labor. The professions are crowded that the labor of the world may be shirked, and to shirk labor we do not qualify ourselves for the professions. Men go into trade who have no aptitude for it; men become doctors who know no more of science than they did the hour they were born; boys just out of round jackets hang out a "shingle," which slicks out more prominently and last a great deal longer than they do. The lecturer next referred to ihe professional shirker whose tailor supplies cloth on tiust, whose acquaintances provide him with liquor.
These fellows contend the world owes them a living; it is singular that while the world has given them every meal they ever eat and all the clothes they ever wore, that there should be still so large a balance to their credit. 1 he world owes such men nothing, but a pine box and some obscure place to put it. The lecturer then considered the different classes of "shirkers." Must men shirk from self assertion, if they put forward any manifestation of themselves which touches anything, they draw it back as quickly as they would a burnt finger. In peaceful times these men agree with everybody it is astonishing tin variety of opinions they will acquiesce in. In troublous time they are to be found on the fence.
They take to the fence in such times as naturally as a Equirrel takes to a tree when the dogs are after it. Attention was next paid to the men who shirk from social duties. The duties of the Parish, connected with the Church, are left to a few men. Tbe shirkers act as if the Church was a close corporation, and seem to imagine that there must be a dividend paid half yearly. Instead of taking any part in the administration of its affairs; they appear think they are payin tha Church a compliment by purchasing religion at this paiticular shop.
The men who shirk their political duties the lecturer censured more severely than all. Every evil that affects our country might be traced to these men. Good men shirk their political duties under the plea that politics is not respectable, or that their business will not permit them to attend to politics. Bad men find plenty of leisure, and the government has been turned over to them. He held the good men of the countiy responsible for the evils that are upon us.
It politics be turn over to bad men they cannot be blamed for taking advantage of this state ol things. What is to become of a country when good men shirk from fulfilling their political duties, and refuse office when the awakened moral sense of the couutry might euable them to occupy it. What is the remedy for all this a great war waged in a great cause. Hereafter, the lecturer contended we will set proper value on our privileges and protect them. We held the blessings we erjoyed too cheaply.
Our free institutions for which othernations would be willing to go throuen fite and blood to win has been inherited by us. We have possessed the religious liberty without braving the terror of the Atlantic to find it in the foicsts t.f New England. We did not set a proper value on our forth we will, and whatever way this war ends, whether iu Union or disunion, it will leave the people better and braver it will place the statesmen in the efface so long denied bim aud remove politicians from office tor evermore. The lecture was received with great satisfaction Tne above synopsis gives a fair idea of its Ou Thursday evening Mrs. George Vanderhoff wiil diversify the lecture course by readings from standard authors.
Tue Bbookian Zouave Vidette Coups. The juvenile Zouaves, which marched with such mili. tary precision through our streets during the summer months, having become reduced in num bers by enlistments and oilier causes, concluded to disband. Their effects were all sold by which the sum of 95 was raised aud this amount has been generously contributed to the Relief Fund of the city ol Brooklyn. The following card will speak for itself To tlie public and friemls of tlie Brooklyn Zouave Vidette Corps: Having hoenme greatly minced in numbers by enlist mi lils and ollu runprs, the ol'ject for which we wen? or gnlii7.t'd bi ipj: ullaiiu by unanimous vote of the coin punj passa net.
4lli, wedei lare onrsi'lvi dishanded and order Unit pmci ttln of sab oi nur uir. clb Ihi paid uv' to tin, Ki lhT f'uiid. I'or II, a Brooklyn Zouave Vjdi ttes llArnrsGTux, Chairman Board of Dlliiairs buooKi.VN, Out. 20, IBtil. r.ccM.
from J. V. irafflicton, Treasurer It. nin. ty five dollars as a volnnti.ry eolilrihution to tho Belief 'uud of the city of Hp ililvn.
'd) W. M. II, Minis, Chairman, liHIN E. CASIMr.VEll, Oiuti.fe.i Belief Fund. Lcst A girl, huir yeurs of age, who says her i.i.u.i is Ann Lr ni.va but speak a to her 1 me, is Mating at the 5th Pre.
ciuct station house. ucvuusu uio pruuo enter ed at once into the left pleural cavity, which was evidently extended. Having opened the thoracic cavity, I round the left pleura sac filled and distended with dark blood, which collectively amounted to three quarts; afler the removal of ihe blood two wounds were noticed, one at tbe juncture of the left internal jugular subclavian veins thai veBsel is very large, and about half an inch in size in an adult; through that vessel an instrument had passed, opening it longitudinally above and below to the extent of half an inch. The second wound was about the same size in the apex of the lefi lung; the parts upon which various wounds were inflicted are placed so closely below each other lhat the same instrument must have made tbtminone blow. The wounds must have been made with a pointed, flat bluded knife, not unlikely a dirk; the knife now exbibiic was banded me at the postmortem examination and accurately fitted to the) wounds; in the clothes of deceased, loch were impregnated with blood, there were some sharp cuts in the collar of the coat, vest, shirt, and at a place exactly corresponding with the seat of the wound, with a superficial scratch of the arm at which it seems another blow had been aimed.
From the result of the examination I infer, 1st, that Martin cameto his death by hemorrhage; 2d, that the said hemorrhage was derived principally from a wound in the left innominate vein; 2d, that the wound was mortal. The prosecution rested last evening, and the difense producing no evidence, proceeded to sum up this morning. The case will go to the jury about 1 o'clock. TO THE LADIES! IF YOU WANT YOUR, FALL AND WINTER SEWING DONE, Neat, quick and durable, BENT A SEWING MACHINE AT 156 FULTON STREET. and IF YOU LIKE IT BUY IT.
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EL. deems It quite unnecessary to refer to the merits of the STODART PI AtJO as it well known by all makers and dealers, as well as by thou sands who own and have used then) for the last quarter of a century, wbo will testily that they are oeyond all doubt one oftbebest fifnot the very best) Piano Fortes ever mana facturetl; justly known as the sweetest toned and the most dUThemanufacturers can with pride point to every Piano as an advertisement, and claim every owner as a friend. Parties deBirous or purchasing on time can he accommodated by adding sirrnle interest. Also tnose who viish to hire can alwaiB be suited both in price and style of instrument. mM JAMKS E.
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