New York, NY Dry Goods Store Fire, Jul 1869

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ALLEGED ARSON CASE.--On the night of the 12th inst., a fire occurred in the dry goods store of Mr. Knopf, 180 avenue A. The Fire Marshal, suspecting the fire to be of incendiary origin, proceeded to an investigation, and obtained evidence on which he caused the arrest of Philip and Julius Knopf on suspicion of having set the premises on fire, Philip was arrested at Melrose and Julius in the city. On Wednesday they were brought before Justice Mansfield, who, at the request of the Fire Marshal, remanded the prisoners until Saturday. Their counsel, Mr. Mott, offered bail, which was refused by the Justice. A writ of habeas corpus was then obtained from Judge Cardozo, and the proceedings were brought before him on certiorari. The case came up on the writs yesterday morning, when District Attorney Garvin appeared on behalf of Justice Mansfield, and the Fire Marshal testified that he had obtained further evidence in the case, which would be ready on Saturday. Judge Cardozo affirmed the action of Justice Mansfield, and the prisoners were remanded until Saturday.

New York Herald, New York, NY 16 Jul 1869