Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune, April 19, 1873, Page 1

Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune dated April 19, 1873 Page 1
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Other Office Furniture at Reduced Prices Until May 1, AT nnCTWiniPQ ns & 121 west DUdi Vf iUIi P Washington-fit. DRESS CLEANING. Dresses Of every description, cleaned without removing trim mings (velvet or lace) by a now process, ami by which the goons keep tho same lustre and shape as when new. A. OOia. Wu^3El22S, 264 West Mwt. - - ■ 158 Dliiiois-st. TO LEASE Dock to Lease aißrldrfbport<Blo feet); railroad facilities; Immediate possession. Apply to 8- HOIIOfiNEMAN, earner Archor-av. end Halt-st. STATIONERY. Xj, SOHIOK Sc OO. a WHOLESALE AND RETAIL STATIONERS, JOS Madlaon-at.s next to J. M. W. Jones, RIVTAIL a full tine of Blank Books at strictly wholesale prices. Cali and examine before purchasing tMsnhere. THE INDIANS. Capture of the Modoc Strong hold after Three Days Close Siege. t. Jack anil His Band Kept on the Move by Constant Shelling. They Finally Escape Southward and arc Followed by Cavalry. Loss of Government Troops, Five Killed and Ton Wounded. The Total Extermination of the Sava- ges Confidently Predicted. Glorious RcsuU of Gon. Crook’s Persistent Pence Policy. The Few Eed-Sklns left in His Deport ment Granted a Conditional Peace. Special Ditpateh to Th a Chicago 2W6uns, Lm Bed, April 17, Bx Courier to Yreka, 18tb.— Wo have bad bard fighting tbroo days, and bavo captured ibo stronghold. K and F troops, of tbo First Cavalry, znado a ebargo from this placo about noon, and vrout into tbo strong hold under a deadly flro. First Sergeant Qoo. W. Loo captured tbo colors of Capt. Jack. It was a largo mink-skiu with tbo sago-ben’s tail feather. Ho carried it into camp with duo re spect for such an article. Tbo shells wore rapidly dropped during tbo charge, and our mon escaped from being wounded miraculously. Tbo Modocs broko and loft tbo bods, going to tbo south and in tbo roar of our troops. About noon Eugene Hovoy wont out with horses for tbo purpose of carrying off tbo wounded. Ho bad passed tbo bay of water that runs out wboro tbo murdering was done, when bo was flrod upon and shot four times, and bis borso shot out from bonoatb him. Ho dropped dead, and was soalped, nearly cut in two, and hammered to a jelly. Companies K and F camo in this evening, and are to bo mounted and start out in pursuit. Tbo supposition is that they bavo gono to tbo Infomal Cavern, near Fit Blvor. He says bo bos a bouse tbero and will receive them. Tboy aro badly whipped and will leave tbo coun- try. All b&s boon quiet since 4 p. m. Tho mon aro in good spirits and aro waiting for “ Boots and Baddies.” This will prolong tho war all summer, and moro troops will bo wanted. Sorgt. Gllmpr, of K Troop, deserves groat credit for bis bravery in malting charges. J. 0. Pimce. (AVw York Herald Special.] My dispatch of this morning stating tho sup posed death of Eugene Hovoy, between this camp and Col. Green's lino, has proved to bo only too true. As soon as Sam Watson, who was in company with Mr. Hovoy, returned to our camp at tho southwest corner of Tulo Lake, a dispatch was scut by tho signal officer to Col. Oroon stating this fact. Soon after a dispatch was received from Col. Green, to Maj. Trimble ordering him to post his inon in tho most advan tageous position. This was immediately done, and arms wore issued to tho citizens, also to twenty * Warm Spring In dians, who havo arrived boro since Donald MoKay joined Col. Mason’s command on iho 14th. After the Major had posted tho com* maud, your correspondent took a position about 250 yards in advanco of tho picket lino in a lodgo of rocks, and waited for tho approach of tho Mo* docs, or orders from Maj. Trimblo. After re maining in tho rooks an hour and a half, on or* dorly from tbo flag station' visited tho different posts, and told ns that tbo cavalry wore coming in on foot aud not to mistake thorn for Indians. In about ono hour thereafter Gcn.Gillom aud his aid, Lieut. Jos. Rockwell, came in sight, and wo returned with them to camp. Boon after, troops K and F appeared in sight, bearing with them the medicine flag which has waved in front of Capt. Jack’s stronghold since his entry into the Lava-Bed, and the scalp of Scarfaced Charley, who was found wounded in the cave, as was also squaw, who was captured and turned over to the Warm Spring Indiana. Our side has now flvo scalps in the light. The Indians have only tho scalp of tho boy Hovoy, killed this morning. From officers who carao in with tho cavalry this morning, wo hear that tho enemy have boon driven from their stronghold. Tho Lava-Bod Is oura. During tho afternoon wo could see smoko from tho south of tho Lava-Bod,lndicating plainly that tho Modoca wero traveling toward Willow Springs, on tho old emigrant road, or for the country botwoou Clear and Goose Lakes. Tho cavalry will start for tho country oast of tho old' emigrant road from Oregon for tho Book coun try, oast of Tule Lake, some time this evening. I will accompany tho command on this scout. Tho throo days* flght results in a total of ton wounded and flvo killed. Both wings of tho troops aro in oxcollout spirits, and anxious to pursue thoModocs. Part of them occupy tho Lava-Bod now, which will prevent any Modoca from returning. Everything la moving admira bly. Wo hopo to ohroniclo tho death of the last ZtivUuu u» n niK>iu Too uiuuU praise cannot bo awarded tho officers and mon. Will sond full particulars to-morrow. ANI ACCOUNT OF THE SIEGE. [To the Aetocinted Preea .l Lava Bed, April 10.—During tho night, the Modoca' position was tho same they occupied at sunset. Yesterday evening, a hotly-contested fight took place on 001. Greene's loft. This morning, tho Indians endeavored to got to tho lake for water, but our troops succeeded In keep ing them away. A dispatch was received from Mason’s camp, 7 o’clock this morning, saying that some Modocs had passed out on his loft, and wore on his flank and roar during tho night. Tho mortars, under command of Maj. Thomas, kept up a fire ou the Modoo camp, which very much aunoyod the Indians, who could bo hoard yelling and shout ing at au awful rate. At 2 o’clock this morning the troops under 001. Greene were ordered to move forward from tho position they hold dur ing tho night. The whole lino started with a cheer, and before 10 in tho morning bad roaohod tho top of the rldgo next to Jack’s camp, which had boon deserted to-day. Whou our men gain ed this position cheers could bo heard along the whole lino. Orders wore thou given to swoop tho Lava Bed. A dispatch was sent to signal Uapt, Bernard, ordering him, in case tho Modocs had got out on Col. Mason’s loft to pursue them im mediately with cavalry, and give them no rest. At 10 o'clock, our troops havo gained con siderable ground, and the firing is becoming more frequent. Tho general Impression Is that tho Lava Bod Is ours. Orders have boon givou given for Col. Mason to move hia right forward rapidly, and possibly join Col. Greene’s loft. This will out the Modocs off. From 10 to 12 o’clock there was considerable CHICAGO, SATURDAY, APRIL 19, 1873. firing from the oouth to the lake. Only part el the Modocs could have got out on Mason’s loft, as the Indians can ho hoard in the vicinity of Jack’s cave. The morlars, which have ceased since daylight, have boon ordorod to a now position, within 800 yards of tho cavo, and near "Water Lake. About 12 o’clock Col. Groon and Mason's commands effected a Junction, which entirely cuts tho Modocs from the water. After this movement was effected, occasional firing was hoard at different parts of tho cave. It was decided not to push our men on tho Indian stronghold, os wo might lose many without killing on Indian. If wo could keep them from tho water they would have to loavo their posi tion. Wo could not find thorn in a stronger one. Our losses In two days’ fight havo boon five killed and ton wounded/ Tho only officer yot wounded is Llout. Egon, , having a flesh wound in the loft log. Ho Is doiiig well. Fivo Indians aro reported killed. Of those wo have eomo scalps. None of*our killed or wounded havo yot fallen into tho hands of tho Indians. It is evident that if our men can hold thoir position on tho lake shore, Mr. Modoo will have to loavo or surrender. A heavy fire of musketry Is going on now near tho loko shore. Tho Indians are evidently fighting for water, Every one who has scon our troops m action spooks of thorn in tho highest terms. Headqtt k nTP.na Monoo Extedittov, Oawp South of Title Lake, April 10.—TIio day open ed warm and still, but was ushered in by a roar of musketry, and occasional booming of howit zers. Col. Mason’s Camp Hospital is beneath a rook on tho north side of Capt. Jock’s position and directly under that famous stronghold. Gen. QUlcm, who hod boon waiting for tho arrival of his stores and the Warm Spring Indians, issued orders yesterday for tho touts to bo struck down in a compact place near tho hospital, for tho troops to bo supplied with three days’ rations, and 100 rounds of ammunition. Next, for tho cavalry to bo ready to move at 2 a. m. to-day, and for Colonel Mason, on tho opposite side of tho lava-bod, to move at the same hour on tho ene my. Col. Perry’s and Ziloui. Croasan’s cavalry woro to conceal themselves until joined in tho morning by tho infantry and artillery. It was hoped when tho latter companies loft camp that tho Modocs would observe them, and, in an at- tempt to out them off, fall into tho hands of tho cavalry. Those movements were faithfully ex ecuted, and probably burrlod a little on our side by tbo oscapo of Long Jim, a Modoc, who was under guard a prisoner of war. At midnight ho loapod past tho guard and escaped, though many shots woro firod at him. At daylight wo hod an irregular fusllodo on tho opposite sldo of tho lavaibod, and wo know that Col. Mason’s forces or his skirmishers woro en gaged. At owo hoard tho boom of a howitzer and saw shells bursting over Capt. Jock’s camp. At this time tbo rocks woro swarming with In- Diana, and tho firing was rapid. The plan of battle was from the north aide. 001. Mason was in advance of his command on tho right of Warm Spring, tho Indiana on Ida loft. From thla aides there was only the lake for tho Modocs to oacapo by. Lieut. Groery was in camp in charge of tho arms and ammunlllona. Capt. Trimblo, First Artillery, with twenty men, was loft in charge of the camp on this aide. Col. Oroon, at 7 o’clock a.m., united with Col. Ferry’s company In about an hour and a half after leaving camp tho ball opened. Capt. Miller, of Co. E., Twelfth Infantry, commanding a batallion of bis own company, had tho extreme right; next Capt. Throckmorton, of Battery M, Fourth Artillery; Lieut. Morris, Battery K, Fourth Artillery; Copt. Egan, of Company O, and Capt. Wright, of Company E, both of the Twelfth In fantry, the centre; and tho cavalry on tho ex treme loft. While marching along tho lake 1 shore, just at tho head of a long cave, about a milo and a half from Jock’s camp, they encoun tered the first opposition, with straggling shots from tho bluff, at long range. Tho men de ployed in open skirmish order, and advanced slowly under such cover as tho rooks afforded. Our right gorge opened on tho bluff, from tho , right bank of which came straggling - shots, while a few foil around us from tho left point. Our skirmishers crept up, supported by reserves, until wo arrived within short range, when a severe volley was fired from the bluffs, evidently there being twonty-flvo or thirty In dians posted there. .The fire was hoavy. ■ After standing about fifteen minutes, the order to charge was glvon, and tbo mon sprang forward amid tbo most deafening yolls from tbo Modocs. Such was tho rapidity of tho onslaught, and so unexpected, tho troops wore on them before tboy know it, and in a fow minutes were masters of tho situation, and our bravo boys behind tbo rocks resting at their loisuro. Qon. Gillora had sent an order to 001. Mason to stir thorn up on bis side, and ho lot into thorn with a ven geance, distracting their attention materially and assisting our troops. Tho charge was a gal lant ono. Meanwhile wo extricated our wound ed, four in number. None wore killed. Capt. Egan and bis mon fought gallantly; so did all engaged. Capt. Egan was wounded in tho arm, but would not loavo the field. E. O’Connor, j private of Battery M, Fourth Artillery, was shot In tbo log—-a llcsh wound; private J. Donloy, Battery K, Fourth AitUlory, sbotin tho forearm; Corporal E. Kollisk, Battery K, Fourth Artillery, received a scalp wound; private McManus, of Opmpauy E, Twelfth Infantry, had his thigh crushed. F. McManus, of McConnell’s it McManus, merchants, of Yroka, ventured within tho ad vanced lino held by Capt. Miller’s men, who gal lantly carried tho bluff under orders in such fine stylo, and was shot from tbo high bluffs and loft on tbo ground. The lines are 500 yards apart, and tho ground uncovered. When tho mortars arrive the bluff will bo shelled, and he will bo recovered. It la nnppoßod that ho is shot through the heel by the way his mulo Is wounded. Throe shots wore fired at them. At 2 p. m. tbo order was glvon to advance the mortars. Maj. Thomas is in command. Llout. Cranston flowo, Fourth Artillery, Sergeant Earner, and nineteen men composed tho party, aa gallant a sot as ever handled guns. M half-past 4 the lino deployed down tho lako opposite Jaok’s comp, and crossed the intervening open space at doublo-quok without receiving a shot. They aro now in readiness to charge on tho bluffs when tho mortars have done their work. Tho mortars arrived on tho ground, and took position. All quiet until 6:30, when a sudden and heavy volley rolled along Mason’s lino, and continued several minutes. No ono killod or wounded. Tho pack train of Worm Spring Indians baa just arrived with 17 mules and ICO horses. At 6:10 p. m. the first shot was fired from the mortars, planting a shell fair in tho bluffs. A fow shells wore thrown, going well into that part of tho lava-bod, apparently doing good work. Our lino now extends from tinder the bluffs, whore Jack’s cavo is, up tbo lodge to tho south, for nearly a milo. Tho bluffs carried by Miller aro now bold. Two ledges Intervene between tbo men and tbo main plateau. It is now op. m., and tho mortars aro being

moved forward os our mon aro ready to scale the heights. 001. Mason's lino baa not boen broken. By to-morrow wo shall be with them. Tho Warm Spring Indians have their rod friends encircled, with but - Ibq lako left for their escape. Reports of tho dead and wounded will not ar rive to-day. From appearances it would seem that the lower lake shore and tho bluffs have boen cleared of Indians by Cel. Mason's command, as our meu aro steadily advancing without recelv- ing shots. They will probably hold tho low rooks for cover until morning. Ybcsa, April 17.—Oostollo, a special courier, arrived at noon, having loft headquarters at tho lava-hods at 0 o'clock last night, with tho nows of yesterday's work. Tho Modoos had a big fire in camp. Maj. Thomas dropped shells directly into It, provoking frantic war-whoops. Thoro was a sudden extinguishing of tho flro. An other shell dropped in tho oamo locality, and was followed by yells of pain and dismay. Tho Modocs thou appeared and challenged tho sol diers to como out and fight. Another shell was tho answer, and they wore driven hack. da. w.—After another fight, tho Modocs gave up tho attempt to break through tho linos, and retired. Scattering shots woro fired nt men who attempted to advance. At 0 o’clock Col. Oillom’s command moved forward from tho position gained on Tuesday, and soon occupied tho ridgo noxt to Jack’s camp. Col. Mason then moved right forward as rapidly as possible, to form a junction with Glllom’s loft, cutting tho Modoos from tho lako, and from thoir only souroo of water supply. Tho junction was effected at noon. At 2 p. m. tho mortars woro throwing shells in excellent range. Col. Green fell back behind tho lodge, awaiting tho Modocs, should tho shells drive them out. After firing they replied through yolls, which woro frequent. On tho fifth shell thoro camo a raking flro and shoot of name. Asnmupartyor men sprang uui of tim chasm and camo into tho linos amid a shower of bullets. Tho falling back was caused by tbo Modocs flanking and opening n cross firo. Col. Miller, in attempting to form a junction with tbo Warm Spring Indians, missed them. As ho ' swung down in tbo groat chasm, tbo Modoca sprang up and cut him off, with thirteen mon. Millor fortiftod himself, when they fought for Ibolr lives uutil tbo mor tars opened. Tbo Indians withstood tbo flro until 4p. m. When tho shells began falling in tholr midst, tboy broke oovor, dashing across tho lodgo, losing two mon and ono wounded. Tho lino reformed and hold around tho Modoca. Mason signaled that tbo Modocs on tbo loft flank woro trying to get ont. 7:45.—-Col. Mason’s mon arc advancing. Tbo Indians are soon on tbo bluff. Heavy firing at 8 o’clock. On Col. Groon’s lino a strong effort is bolng mado to unito Mason’s loft and Croon’s right. Nino o'clock, —Croon’s whole lino is mov ing toward Mason. At 0:45 there aro signals that tho Modocs aro leaving tho Lava-Bod. Tho cavalry aro ordered to pursue. 11:80.—All quiet. Half an hour lator there is firing on tho Modocs* stronghold. At fc3o tho Warm Spring Indiana report throo moro doad Modocs, making four to- day. 9p. m.—Tho torriblo flro had just oo&sod, when tho Modocs tried to break through to tho lake. Tho intention is to keep tho lino to prevent thorn from getting water/ Thoro will bo more severe fighting boforotho works aro carried. It is almost impossible to aoo tho Indians. McManus was rocovord not in- Jiirod, lio haring hid in tho rocks when his mulo was shot. OostoUo eaya tho blazo of musketry firing along tho lake shoro about thotimoof hia do* parturo last night waa torrlblo and grand. Ho bollovos tho Modoca mado a strong effort to oa capo by tho lake or to got water, but wore com* plotoly routed. From tho appearance of tho firing and tho length of Ita continuance, tho Indians wore certainly disheart ened. Ho watched them with a glass at long range at different times during tho day's fight. They wore running from one point to another, with no apparent strategic move, seemingly bewildered by tho ad vance of our forces. It is learned that wo have 21 casualties,—s killed, audio wounded, some slightly. William Smith, bugler of Battery M, Fourth Artillery, killed; Private Harmon, Battery E, severely wounded. The Warm Spring Indians fought like heroes, skulking Upon the foe, over ready to take and hold any advantage. They lost one killed. Ban Francisco, April 17. ) HEADQUARTERS MODOO EXPEDITION,}- Lava-Beds, April 16,1873. ) MaJ.~Oen, Schofield, San Francisco: Sib : Have fought the Indians all <ay, aud driven them to the immediate vicinity of their strongholds. Our loss is one ofllcor, Lieut. Egan, wounded, not seriously; throe enlisted men killed and nine wounded. Wo hope to sur round them to-morrow. A. 0. OILLEII, Colonel Commanding. San Fbangisco, April 18.—A private dispatch from Dr. Swing, Lava Bod, this evening, says tho Modocs have fled to the hills southeast of Lava-Bod, aud cavalry are in pursuit. Forest, sergeant of Company K, cavalry, captured a Modoo battlo-fleg and took tho scalp of Scarfaood Charley. Tho savages mutilated tho body of Eugene Hovoy fearfully, Moaoham Is improving rapidly. Washington, D. 0., April 18.—Tho following telegram was sent to-day; Department op the Interior,! Office op Indian Affairs, V Washington, April 18. ) To h, S. Dyer, United States Indian Agent, Camp lava Hede, Headquarters Modoc Commission: Commission discontinued. Advise Commis sioners Moacham and Itosonborough. (Signed) Edwabd P. Ssurn, Commissioner. Tho remains of Gen. Canby have arrived at Portland. Tho funeral will be private, with no military display, to-morrow. Tho body will lie in state at headquarters until 4 p.m., when It will be placed in a vault to await further dlspuul tion. Washington, April 18.—Prof. Hayden, in charge of tho United Slates expedition for the geological survey of tho Territories, who last year vioilod ibo lava-bods in Oregon now occu pied by tho Modoo Indians, informs a reporter of tho Evening Star that tho lava-beds ore an outflow of volcanic matter, forming a perfect sea of melted rock, which in gradually cooling became broken. Innumerable little streams have worked their way through, and tho whole place is Ailed with caverns. Oftentimes they connect with one another, aud extend for miles under ground. They vary in width from 50 to 600 or 600 feet. Tho entrances to them are generally very small and therefore can be easily defended. Tho lava bods comprise from 50 to hundred square miles. It will bo a difficult thing to surround tho Modoos, and there is groat danger of eluding tho troops on account of tho familiarity of the Indians with tho lava-bods, Tho Modocs aro tho same as tho “Digger In dians,” aud live upon rabbits, lizards, snakes, mice, and all kinds of bugs and insects, which aro found in tho caves. GEN. CROOK’S PEACE POLICY. San Francisco, April 10.—Advices from Proa cott are to April 8. Tho troops arrived at Oamp Yordo April i, followed by hundreds of Apaches anxious to sarrondor, tho llrat timo in the history of thoao tribes that they have sued for poaoo. Chotlpau, ouo of tho head chiefs, said ho asked peace, not bocauao ho loved tho whites, but was afraid to do otherwise. Cochise's Jwarrlora, tho only ones In Arlzpna, are now depredating. They aro still committing territflo outrages across tho lino on tho people of Sonora under color of protection from the United States. don. Crook issues tho following order: ÜBIDQUAHTEUfI, DgPAHTUXNT OV AIUZONA, russooTT, April 7, With pleasure tho announcement ismadoof tho surrender of largo numbers of Indians, lately hostile, against whom military operations have boon prosecuted for tho past four months. Wo have assurances, through tho Ohlofa of those tribes, of tholr desire and tho doslro of thoir pooplo to couoludo a permanent peace. These propositions aro made In tho midst of a cam paign in which they have boon severely punished, and tho Department Commander believing in their sincerity, announces, ond here by declares peace with tho tribes referred to. Tho basis of this peace Is simply that thono In dians shall coaso plundering and murdering, re main on their several reservations, and comply with tho regulations mado by tho Government through its authorized agents. So long, thero foro, ns they remain true to thoir agreement, they will bo protected by tho military of this department in tho enjoyment of nil thoir righto under tho law. After a sufficient tlmo shall have elapsed to enable tho friends of ony renegades still at largo to bring them In upon thoir proper reserva tions, tho post commanders will uso tho troops at thoir command to pursue and force thorn. In cono any such straggling bands continue to re main absent without authority they will bo forced to.surrondor, or bo destroyed. By command of Diovot Maj.-Gon. Crook. San Francisco, April 17.—Every mall from Arizona brings nows of tho continued depreda tions of Cochise and his Apaohos from the res ervation. Pooplo of Sonora and Mexican troops pursued him to tho frontier, but dare not tallow across tho lino. Tho latest nows Is that Coohioo is proparing to invado tho districts of AHnr and Magdalan. Tito pooplo on tho Mexican territory aro pro paring to receive thorn. Quo of tho results of this impunity is that Mexicans aro depredating on the pooplo of Ari zona, on tho principle of rovougo and reprisal. THE LOST ATLANTIC. Verdict of tUo Commission Appointed by tlio Canadian Government—Sus pension of tlio Captain’s Certificate for 'JTxvo Years* Halifax, N. S., April 18.— Tho Commissioner convened the Court of Inquiry iuto the loss of the Atlantic this afternoon, and rendered hitr decision. Tho course of Oapt. Williams in bear ing up for Halifax is commended as prudent. Tho ship had not sufficient coal on board at tbo time of sailing for a ship of her class. Tho coal was of inferior quality, of which she coil* Burned seventy tons per day, thus giving her loss than thirteen days’ supply when leaving port. Hud all tho circumstances of tho passage boon, favorable, this quantity of coal would undoubt edly have carried tho ship and passengers safely to Now York; but a passage across the Atlantic in winter without more or loss unfavorable weather is the exception and not tho rule. Fa vorable weather during tho wholo western passage in tho mouth of March could not reasonably bo expected, and tbo contingencies of a low rato of speed, resulting from head winds and foul weather, ought to have boon provided for. Assuming tbo position of tho vessel as stated by Capt. Williams to have boon conoct. the course steered should have carried her well to the eastward of Sambro. hod there boon no current. Tho officer loft In charge did not obey tho order given by Oapt. Williams to awake him at 3 o’clock, for bo slept until awakened by tho shock of the ship striking shore from 12 to 17 minutes attor 8 o’clock. Tho conduct of Capt. Williams and tho ofllcors after tho ship struck was all that could bo demanded from mou in their trying situation. The management of the ship is condemned from the time of changing tho course at 1 p.m., Monday, until the time she became a wreck. Whether or not sufficient allowance was made by Oapt. Williams for tho current in tho course ho steered does not seem to bo a question of vital importance; for it is very probable that tho same error as to tho speed of the ship and lack of vigilance on the part of tho officers who wo?o on duty which is too apparent, and the total neglect to obtain soundings or use tho most or dinaiy precaution that ought to ho used in ap proaching tho coast, would have ran her ashore had she been on the course that Capt. Williams supposed her to bo. Tho fact of no lights being boon can only bo accounted for by want of vigilance. Capt. Williams himself states that oven land might have boon soon at a distance of two or throe miles. The night was ono on which a light might and ought to have been soon some tirao before tho disaster if a proper lookout, had boon kept. A gross error must have been made in estimating tho speed of tho ship.- Tho Commissioner Bays it Is a well authonll catod fact that during tho spring months there is no continuous northerly sot of currents on this coast. Wo havo abundant ovidonoo of tho existence of an off-shore cur rent. The error in calculating tho ship’s speed must havo boon from incompoloucy or corolosanoss in calculating on the partofthoso attending to the log. ... Tho conduct of Capt. Williams in leaving tho dock at midnight is condemned as imprudent, and calculated to create an impression in tho minds of tho officers on duty that they wore not bo near land as to mako extra vigilance impera tive. At that time tho Captain behoved bo was 48 miles from land, and it seems to havo boon culpable rashness for him under the circumstances to order tho ship to bo run towards land for throe hours, at her rate of speed, without tho precaution to guard against any possible error in his estimation of his posi tion. As in tho event of tho light, which ought to have boon seen at eighteen or twenty miles, distance, not becoming visible in that time, had tho very ordinary precaution been taken of sending a lookout at intervals to tho mast-head, tho disaster would In human probabilities havo boon prevented. But the greatest, and, I may say, perhaps, tho fatal error is found in tho fact that tho load was never used, although the ship was in soundings for eight hours boforo sho struck. This is a nogloot of duty for which there can bo positively no excuse. So accurately aro tho soundings laid down upon tho chart, thot had tho load boon used at tho proper intervals, tho ship’s safety would havo been guaranteed; even had tho night boon ono in which tho lights could not possibly havo boon soon. Ills tmo that frequent use of tliu loud might havo delayed her for a few hours In reaching puri, hut there ivas nothing to bo gained in tho point of tlmo in making the port boforo daylight, or ovou if thoro had boon, those fow hours’ detention ought not to havo boon al lowed to weigh against tho safety of nearly 1.000 lives that were imperiled, and more than half of which had boon lost by nogleot of this plainly manifest duty. From a careful roviow of all tho facts in tho cose, I fool compelled to atato that my belief is, that the conduct of Capt. Williams in the man agement of his ship during the twelve or four teen hours preceding tho uisastor was so gross ly at variance with wnat ought to have boon the conduct of a man placed in his responsible position, as to call for severe censure, and to justify mo in saying that his certificate as an extra master and master might bo oaucolod, but in consideration of tho praiseworthy and enorgotio efforts made by him to save life after tho ship struck, tho mitigated penalty of tho suspension of his cer tificate for two years should be imposed. I also foel it my duty to state that tho conduct of Brown, tho Fourth Officer, in preventing tho Borvant from calling Capt. Williams at twenty minutes to 8 o’clock, as ordered.was, under tho cir cumstances, an improper violation of tho Captain’s orders, and further m fact, that as he was ono of tho officers of tho watch after 12 o’clock, ho ought to have soon tho light, and did not soe it, aim ought to havo soon laud, and did not seo it. Thoro is an implied oulpablo neglect and want of vigilance widen consideration for public safe ty demand should bo marked bycousuroand moderate punishment. I therefore decide that tho certificates of Fourth Officer Brown as Master ho suspended for throo mouths. Yostorday afternoon, after tho steamer loft Prospect, seventeen bodies wore recovered, mak ing fifty-nine for tho day, and twelve were re covered to-day. Tho personal baggage of the Merritt family was recovered, and placed In the hands of tho onstom-bouso authorities. Itnlghts of Pycliftas* Richmond,Ya., April 18.—The Supremo Lodge of the Knights of Pythias to-day sustained, by a vote of 12 to 0, tho action of the Supremo Chan cellor in suspending the Grand Lodge of Penn sylvania, together with, about 150 subordinate lodges in that State, for alleged rebellion against the laws of the Supreme Lodge. outs off about 10,000 knights from all afillauon with other members of the order. NUMBER 243, WALL STREET. Suspension of the Banking House of Lockwood & Co. The Now Deal In Hartford & Erlo-.525,000,000 ol Stock Out in tho Cold. loioihipmcnt from London to New York—Tho fro* j«J dace Markets. ihaVpwtoJ Diipateh to The Chieaqo Tribune. ty?; Yonit, April 18.—There was a marked im proe aont In tho financial situation to-day. In maip‘juartofa tho opinion gained ground that thoi< rat is over, and that wo are rapidly nflar- Inglv \ end of tho money stringency. Thoenor motSu liquidations on tho Stock Exchange foe several days past have had considerable to do with increasing tho ease, as also have tho steady influx of currency from tho interior, and tho ac-. tionof tho Grand Jury in sending a committee to Albony to osk tho repeal of tho Usury law. Those parties who have money, and did not dare to lend it ponding tho Investigation, aro now coming forward. Mercantile paper is a shade hotter, but tho rates aro still pretty much nominal. In stocks, thoro has boon a very decided ad vance in pricos all ovor tbo list. Early dealings wore somewhat unsettled on account of the FAiLunn or lockwood a co., which occasioned a groat rush to soli, and ad eventual decline of ii to 2% per cent. Tho market Boon recovered its position, however* . and ot tiraoa during tuo afternoon a buoyant feeling prevailed. The advance from the lowest point ranged from Ito 5 per cent. Lockwood & Co.’s underlying cause of failure is the money stringency, although the immediate cause is at* tributod ou the street to a change of front from bull to boar, very recently. The firm say they wore carried down by having assets not immediately available, ana the withdrawal ox deposits in consequence of the tightness of money. Lockwood & Co, is one of the oldest firms in Wall street, having been established m 1843 by LograndLockwood, Sr., who died alow years since, and was succeeded by his son and other patties. The old firm was carried down in the “ Black Friday” panic, and afterword effect ed a settlement with iholr creditors andresumod business. The old house was very prominent Id the Stock Exchange and Open Board in tho post, from tbolr close connec tions with the late Henry Keep and other magnates of Wall street, as well os with tho old Michigan Southern & Northern IndianaEailway. The now firm never assumed tho same impor tance in Wall street that tho old honso did, owing to tho death of Logrand Lockwood, Br., and Henry Keep, so that their failure to-day was nob fraught with tho disastrous consequences that followed tho suspension of tho old and original house. TUB NEW DEAL in tho Boston, Hartford & Erie Company excites much comment hero, from tho fact that the President and several Directors of the Erie Bailway Company aro among tho Directors ol tho now company, and because toe now organization loaves tho . holder* of $25,000,000 of stock out 10 tho cold without the slightest chance of ever re ceiving anything for tbolr investment. The stock has remained unchanged for tho lost two days, because nobody was willing to buy. GOLD was more active and higher ofl purchases for bull account. Tbo imports of dry goods for the week ending to-day amount to $3,800,990, and It is es timated that tho merchandise will amount to $9,000,000, making a total of over $12,000,000 for the week. This fact, together with tho reported loss of $500,000 tlio Bank of England since yesterday, and the advance in exchange influenced tho market. I* is understood that the “Syndicate” have taken advantage of tho low prices which have -pre vailed for tho past two weeks, and have loaded up with six per cent bonds, which they hava bought at figures below par in gold. They can therefore exchange those bonds for tho now fives without paying for tb,o same In coin. This fact enters into the calculation of the “bulls in estimating the probabilities of a further advance. For tho first time in about three years gold ha* boon shipped from-Loudon for this city. The* cable reports on export of X 150,000 to-day; 11 had a tendency to send tho premium down about X per cent., but it soon rallied under th« further advance in exchange. BONDS. Governments advanced %to P er , ce °w the feature of the market continuing to no ths purchases of foreign bankers for shipment. pnouucE. Flour was very heavy for most grades, eape* daily for medium spring -wheat extras. Those are plenty; in fact two-thirds of tho receipts consist of spring wheat brands. Winter wheat extras are unchanged, and most holders refuse to make further concessions to sell freely. Family grades aro still very irregular. Sales,* 7.000 brla s receipts, 12,158 brls. Wheat was weaker and loss active. Car lots of spring were unsalable and lower. Tho demand is mttUdy for milling. Winter Is firm, but quiet, wues, 13.000 bn; receipts, 20,010 bu. Pork was higher, witli solos of job lots of new mess at $18.50, and 500 barrels at $18.50 cash. Booolpla, 180 packages. Cut moats wore gen orallv quiot. Dry salted shoulders are hold firmly at 7K°- Receipts. 2,210 packages. Bacon was higher, with sales at 10c for Western ebon •clear for April, and 250 boxes do May at 10c. Lard was firmer, and moderately active, with sales of 50 tierces at 9#o for May, and 9#o toe Juno. April is hold at o%c, 91-160 bid; city, 00. Receipts, 1,057 packages. METEOROLOGICAL. Signal Service Bureau Report* anti Brognosticutions* Ouioaoo, April 18—10:18 p. m. The following reports liavo been received from tho places mentioned below: station. Station. Bar. rAr|^imd^^_ Chicago.... 29.76 ~44 BW. gentle e oat Cincinnati 29.81 48 NW, gentle C oar Davenport 39.78 48 BW, light o ear Denver 30.03 49 calm 0 OAT Detroit 29,04 41 W, freah o oudy Daluth 29.88 40 Nw, gentle o ear Kioaoaba ........... 83 N, brisk . o oar AUrauette 20.7? 88 NW, gentle u eat Milwaukee 29.01 43 SW. gentle fair 0maha.....29.W 44 N W.Treeh clear Pembina...; 80.00 80 calm clear St. Pau1..... 29.77 43 NW, freah clear Toledo 29.70 43 BW, froah cloudy Yankton 3U.OS 89 Nw, light clear LaOroMe 29.73 43 NE, brink clear (01) ABILITIES. Washington,. April 18.—Tbo lowest baromoto* will continue on Saturday over tho Lower Lakes.* and tbo storm centre on Massachusetts Bay will continue'moving toward Nova Beotia. Fox* Northern New England and the Lower Lakes, continued cloudy ‘and clearing weather, vritht westerly winds. For tho Southern States, wesU orly winds, rising temperature, generally clean weather, except on the Texas Coast, whoref southerly winds with cloudy weather are mori probable. For tho Upper Lakes and Northwest/ rising barometer, northerly winds, and oloai weather. • Cautionary signals continue at Portland, Me.» and Eastport. Acquitted* Special Dispatch to The Chicago Tribune, Beaudstown, 111., April 18.—Tho olty has, rot several days past, boon in a state of considerable excitement over tho trial of 0. P. Dlffenbaohor, late Circuit Clerk of this county, charged with tbo killing of W. E. Mllloteoil, of Virglnio, W this county, on tho Cth day of September last, both parties having been for many years promU nout political loaders in tho county. The trial commenced last Tuesday, after considerably difficulty in obtaining a jury, and terminated this evening, by tho jury returning a verdict of “Not guilty, amid groat excitement, after be ing out about half an hour. Tho verdict gives general satisfaction. important Decision* New York, April 18.—Tho Supremo Court of Massachusetts has sustained tho validity of the blanks used by telegraph companies, in an notion brought to recover damages for the non-delivery of an unropeatod day message, written upon tha usual blank of tho Western Union Telegraph Company. The Court hold, in effect, that the company assumed no responsibility for din patouQu not Insured or repeated.

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