Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune, May 14, 1873, Page 1

Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune dated May 14, 1873 Page 1
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— . —, M VOLUME 2H. CLOTHING. Clothing! We are receiving an Immense Steak of PINE and MEDIUM CLOTHING for Men’s ad Boys’ fon AU our own mimufnoturo. and suited to all classes. BUSINESS SUITS From sl2 to S4O. SPRING OTOEOOATS From sl4 to S3O. Cnstom Beuartment at West Side Store. Particular attention paid to tho manufacture of Clerical Garments, upon which a lihernl discount is .made. EDWARDS, BLUETT & GO., 45 and 47 West Madison-st„ AND ' , QOS STATB-ST. WOVEN WIRE MATTRESS. MATTRESSES, FOR $lB OR slo,' And you will havo a Bod for a lifetime. Limuioffi, Noiseless, ai MaWe. SUPERIOR TO ALL OTHERS. ° kk&s&w & r WOVEU WIRE MATTRESS 00., - 280.STATJB.S1’.. Cl. lon™ Til ’ YOUR LIFE IS SPENT IN DED. You get the Most Comfort hr uelne Woven Wire Wf>^o aa all athert. ■ Bold hr doAlon In Furniture and Boddlne _jj«» .^!iK.>teL TEDEX.IXY SAVINGS BANK. fire, or accident. FIDELITY Savings Bank AND Safe Depository, In their now Fire-Proof Building, 143, 145 & 147 Randolph-st., Receive for aafo keeping In their GREAT FIRE AND BURGLAR-PROOF SAFE DEPOSIT VAULTS (among tho boat in tho world, having cost oror ono hundred thousand dollara), Coupon Bonds, Soouritlos, Family JcrtptloSf ’ C “ d *’ WIIU - “ n(1 Valuable, el cer, dl MrVtaU ‘ ,rom •“*»«“» ITIUSTS OF EVERY K{ND RECEIVED AND EXK- Interest Allowed on Savings Deposits. ■ JOHN O. TTATNEB. Prealdont. NEW PUBLICATION S, Just Published s AN ABSORBING NEW NOVEL, BY THE AUTHOR OF “BUSBY OP EAGLE’S NEST." HER MAJESTY the QUEEN. BY JOHK ESTEH COOKE, Author of ”Surry of Englo'. Noil," "Mohan." ■'Doctor Vandyke," do., do. 12mo. Fine Cloth. $1.50. "itoiSpuUr^uthM, lo alroad7oiUmded reputation REASON and REDEMPTION; S’S" “ M „•B, Robert B.kor White, D.D. Bro. Tinted paper. Extra cloth. $3.00. LEISURE MOMENTS, ■focma. By H. Rolan Nano*. 12mo. Superfine tinted paper. Extra cloth, gilt top. $3.00. sW*For aals by bookaollera gonorally, or will be aent by mall, poatpald, upon receipt of tho price, by J. B. LIPPINCOTT St CO,, Publishers, 715 and 717 Market-st., Philadelphia. SCALES. TifeSf PAIBBANKS’ JJ *1 STANDARD g, SCALES or all sizes. PAIKDANKS, MOUSE & 00 HI AND HB LAKE-ST. WANTED. WANTED. A 0 ““Halt !n ‘ho olty for the EquitableLi fa Annurnnco Society. n.JJNNIBQN & THOMPSON, Oaneral Mnnqgars. 108 Denrborn-at. TOR SALE. SPECTACLES, 70Madt»i)n-at., noatto MoVluker , s. FENCES. 1.000 feat choice designs of Combination Fonooa for aaU cheap. Hauiplec can be eeen at my olMce, 166 Rest Wash. Logtoatt. F. A. DOOMTTLB. Agent Union Fenoa 00. mt (Sfttcogpcr M&iin Mf PIIIE WATCHES, We have the largest assortment of Fine Watches in the West, which we are selling at remarkably low prices. We have just received another large invoice of GOLD GUARD CHAINS. I. MATSON k C 0.,. STATE & MONEOE-STS. I GEORGE f. WOOD & GO,’S PARLOR ORGANS. Iwtramoata hare created much In* toreat and enthusiasm among musicians by reason o! their BEAUTIFUL QUALITY OP TONE, Thorough construction, ELEGANT DESIGNS AND FINISB, And tho extraordinary musical effects to bo obtained from their COMBINATION* SOLO STOPS, (ox L mTM ( S Mft or breathing stop); PlvSrn 1 i' l u' ,r l tono BD I O / not a f*n or tremolo): t£is?g)? * olquU,to tono - whfoh will cover require Nos. 66 and 68 Adams-st., between State and Dearborn, , All , OHIOAGO. o t^ l “Mi lnU9io •« *«*UA to oxatnlno them. Olr. culars containing music sent postpaid to any address. Ilf ONI OP ■ elegant ATIORAL OT6R ffll AT GOST! 1 will soil my whole stock of WATCHES, CHAINS, JEWELRY, anA BXiiVßn-n,a. - COST 2 For the nest twenty days, prepara tory to removal to my ELEGANT HEW STORE, 183,185 and 187 Wa bash-av. A. H. MILLER, 176 Slate-st. and 42 West Mailim-at. STOVES, RANGES, &o, NEW EMPIRE OOOg STOVE. the finest ever MADE I BOMETHKa ENHEELY HEW I Has More flood Features Than Any Other! Au Examination Will Convince Youl s'rriKKi. b 5 n B < i , ?Mt, nl ‘ 1 ' 4 Troj N-T --JOHN D. MACLEAN & CO., 335 STATE.ST. ' HI6HWINES, In quantities to suit purohaaora, constantly on hand and offered for aide by y bhos.. Distillers’Agents and Brokers In Bigiwlnes, ’ Offloo and Store 03 South Markot-st,, Con . tral Union Block. Rfisiflsie at Morris, 111, The residence of Deooon Moaoa Broas, at Morris, HI,, Is. for solo on easy terms. The garden Is largo, and flUod with a choice va riety of fruit from tho nuraorios of Elwongor * Barry, Boohostor, N. T. It la a moat do airablo homo, i’or partloularo, inquire of J. B. DAVIDSON and M. K. KBLLBB, Baqa„ Morria, or of Uffl. BBOSS, Ohloago. DWELLINGS On Monthly Payments. I barn TWO EXCELLENT, WELL-BUILT HOUSES for Bale at a VERY LOW PltfOE, on monthli iViiiSSu 4MpMm u ntil * Tlio house* aro two 7 .etor£ An 5® Panned that they are S* *iM. c kt wo boo* 0 #; water, sm, olagant ohaudo- I l ®™’,** o -. (Thoy are near comer Hoyne and Ilubbard-ataT Inquire at 57 of the underalgnod. . JOHN COVERT, For Salo-Gapitalisls Attention, Fllty-fITO aorei, oontrallr located near depot, west of track, high ground with trace, aubdlrlded into HI Iota: offered at a great bargain for entire property, Will tall 20 acroa wait of Prospoot-a?., or 85 aoroe oaet of track. ULRIOII a BOND, 87 Doarborn*at. WaM Pari Blips; •Ofllco 168 MONRORBT., Room 4, Kont’a Building. Ilouaec and Lota for ealu on easy tame. FRANiC P. IIAWKINB. A^ent. GENERALNOTIOE. Needles. THK ONLY BXOLUfIIVB NEKDI.K HOUfIR IN AMERICA. For the llneat geode, the largaet atook, and thogroaloitaaiortmontol Machine and Rand Needloa7 at tua lowaat prices, call on or addrcia * i,,™ o : fj. LINIMOTON, BUSINESSCARDSr ' vJ. YTJIfcTZKIEJIR;, WATCHES, MUSICAL. JEWELRY. HIGHWINES. REAL ESTATE. SILKS. CHENEY BROTHERS, Silk Manufacturers, Mill* at Hartford and South Manohoator, Oonnootlout, SAIBSHOOMS, 4778E00ME-ST.,N.Y. Have now opened n otoro in Wow York, or clufllvoly for tho solo of goods of thoir own manufacture, consisting of Dross Silks, Black, Colored, and Striped Gros Grains. Parasol Silks, la all shades and widths. Mnroollincs and Florentines. Foulards, all, colors and grades, for Hat, Cap, and Fur Bluings, and Millinery Purposes. Black and Colored Gros Grain Ribbons. Sash Ribbons and Belts. Machine Twist and Sowing Silk. Trams, Orgonzines, and Fine Patent Spun Silks, for Silk Mixture IVoolcng. Particular attention will bo paid to order, lor any apodal kinds of Silk mod by manu faoturora, either in woven fabrics or silk in tlio skein or on spools. TO KENT. For Rent. “MY BLOCK.” That moot elegant of all the Buildings In tho Now Chicago, is now completed, and Ibr rent, AS A WHOLE, or subdivided to suit A number of tenants. Said Building has a basement 102 foot front by 138 In depth, with atx Adi stories, 82 by 120, situated on Washington-st., within three blocks of four teen of tho largest Banks in tho oity, and within four hundred foot of tho Wonder of tho World, as Dry Goods mon (Field, Leitor ft Co.), and two hundred foot of tho *• largest and most elegant ” and suooossftil Millinery Establishment in the country (I). B. Fisk & . Co.), with two Elevators, and equipped up to modern times. Inquire at tho Building, or at 287 Miohlgan-av., or address Box 103, PostOHloo. N. P. WILDER. REMOVALS. J.S.THOiSiUO., FRINTBKS, HAVE REMOVED TO 158 & 160 South Olark-st, REMOVAL. The PITTSBURGH, FT. WAYNE and PENNSYLVANIA Railroad Companies will, on "Wednesday, May 14, remove their TICKET OP PICE from 43 "West Madison-st. to 05 SOUTH OLARK-ST., corner of Randolph, the OLD CORNER occu pied by them previous to the Big Pire. W. C. CLELAND, Asst. Q. P. Af BEMOTAL. ANDREWBROWN, WHOLESALE DEALER IN Beef, Pork, Lard, SMOKED BEEF, HAMS, Tongues, Tripe, & Pig's Feet, TO OLD LOCATION, 1 101 South "Water-st., Chicago. Packing Houae, B. W. comer Eighteenth and Ororo-ata, We Have This Day Removed Oar offloo and manufactory to "Roberts' Dulldlnß."on Calhoun-plaoo, between Clark and Doarbora-ata., whom Hnuin J 1 m I?, and eotlall kind* of Hewing Machine Attachments, Machine Hcrowa. Tap*, mi. " A»O«hL A OcT L. ■WmsTDEELE, Merchant Tailor, lias Rciiioycil to 126 Fifth-ay., second floor. FINANCIAL. QUARLES H. BROWER. R. PARKER FIERCE. PIERCE & BROWER, BROKERS, 03 3MLiaj>lfilo3>r-SIT. Local Stocks, Commercial Paper, Govern* ment and Western Securities. Illinois 10 per cent Registered Coupon Bonds. PRINTING. VISITINB & BUSINESS PRINTED TO ORDRR UV CDLTER, PAGE, MB & CO., \l8_&_lg0 Moiiroe-st. PERFUMERY. " Tmr~ PULLMAN PALAOB OAR BOUQUET on your Umd- by alldrnyuUu. lumber; HENET N, HOLDEN, Wholeaale and Retail Dealer In all kind* of ' HARDWOOD LUMBER. Also, Mahogany, Hoaowood, Florida Oodar. Voneera, fto. * ParUoular attentlon pald to filling bills for any kind of Hardwood or Fancy Humbert OFFICE AND YAM). 211 Soutlt Market-31< CHICAGO, WEDNESDAY, MAY 14, 1873. THE INDIANS. Additional Accounts of (ho Lai Fight with the Modocs. Two Soldiers Killed and Eight Wounded. Tho Savages Flanked and Pnrsncd tho Warm Spring Indians. The Troops and Warriors In Hoi Pursuit at Last Accounts. Jack’s Band Believed to Bo Without Foi and Ammunition. Tho.Modoc Chief .Clothes, himself wi Gen. Canby’s Uniform. Indian Affairs in Oregon and New York, May 13. —Dispatches from Ban Francisco, Cal., of tho 12th, state that couriers from tho lava-bods bring nows that' Captain Hasbrouck’s command was attacked by a party of Modocs, and four soldiers and one Warm Spring (friendly) Indian woro killed, and elz soldiers and ono Warm Spring Indian woro wounded. Tho attack was suddon, and tho troops woro taken completely by surprise. After tbo first flro of the Modocs, Capt. Hoabrouck rallied his men and charged, and tho Modocs retreated into tho woods, scattering in all directions. Several volleys were fired upon them, nut It is not known whether any woro killed. Tho troops captured twonty fivo horses belonging to tho Modocs. Capt, Hasbronck also captured six boxes of corbino cartridges, which had boon'captured by tbo In dians a short timo ago, whilo they wore being sent to tho front. There were 83 Modocs in tho fight, commanded by Capt. Jack, wearing tho uniform of Qon. Canby. When tho lost courier loft, Qon. Davis’ camp and troops woro between tbo lava-bods and tho Modocs, who woro entirely out of their lava strbnghold. Tho artillery will bo moved to tbo sido of tho lako to prevent tho Modocs return ing to tho lava-bods, and tbo balance of tho troops will immediately follow and exterminate them. It ia tho opinion of Copt. Hoabrouck that tho Modocs aro almost outlroly out of am munition. The bodies found by the expedition that wont In search of Lieut. Cranston’s party wore thooe of Llou*. Cranston, Sorgt. Ely, Corporal Moo noy, bugler Doran, and privates Albln and Bloom. Some woro badly mutilated. Lieut. Cranston was scalped, as was also ono of the others. Lewis Webber, who was burled on tho • 25ftjjK?J^ boo P d Wi. , W- ftnd the* tendons of ms legs token out. All the bodies which* wore' burled on that date had boon burned moro or loss. %* ANOTHER ACCOUNT. Ban Francisco, May 12—Lava-Beds, May 11, —9 a. m.—Dispatches from Lient. Boyle’s camp stale that at sunrise yesterday the Modocs came to his camp and fired on the picket-guard. The command of Capt, Haabrouck was scout ing all day, and returned to Borass Lake for water, and wore making efforts to secure some by digging. None could bo found, and McKay was sent book to Lieut. Boyle’s' camp, having as an escort Battery B, Fourth Artillery. Companies Q and Bof the First Cavalry wore left. The distance being 17 miles, it occupied all night; At tho dawn of day Capt. Jack and his band rode within 100 yards of the camp, whore all were dismounted, and charged on tho camp, fir ing into the herd and the guard, at tho first volley stampeding tho herd. They loft for tho camp, and while tho men wore getting under arms tho Modocs gave them volley after volley, killing four soldiers and one Warm Spring Indian. A rally was made and a charge sounded. By this time McKay and some of his men had united and drove the Modocs into the timber, captur ing twenty-one ponies, throe pack mules, one Modoc (loft on tho field) and nineteen mules, packed, with six bodies. Before they rotroatoa their trail was covered. Tho Indians beat a hasty retreat toward tho MoLodo range of mountains. Cant. Hasbrouok handled his men dexterously. Ho is now furnished with five days supplies, but water being very scarce deters a long stay in the field. Qon. Davis has determined to keep them moving until the last Modoo is killed. He thinks that tho soldiers gain greater courage when they have them on open ground. Tho wounded are being brought into camp in wagons. From there they will bo taken to head quarters. Two soldiers are reported mortally wounded. Capt. Hasbrouok thinks that tho Modocs have no ammunition except what Is In their pouches, as they lost their entire stock of ammunition In this fight. Capt. Jack has but seven animals. Ho had on the attire of Qen. Canby, and took his position as lordly as If bo was a Brigadlor-Oenoral. All tho artillery will bo moved at once to the side of tho lake. Enough men will bo retained in the old stronghold to keep it safe, while tho rest will give ohase and try io exterminate tho last one. There were thirty-three Modocs engaged. No equals wero aeon during the fight, or by scouts on the following night. There la a strong suspicion that Capt. Jack la receiving aid from aomo unknown party. It appeared alrangp how bo got six boioa of centro primod cartridgea. They did not capture any from our forcoa. It la certain that be could not have picked up that amount after the battle of Jan. 7. When the carrier left the troops wore between the lava-beds and the Indiana, the latter being entirely out of their lava-bod stronghold. Lieut. Harris* condition la much the name aa last reported, but there la greater hope of his recovery. _ „ LATZU. Ban Pbanoisco, May 18.—A dispatch from Yreha says (ho Modocs are 25 miles from tho place of the last fight, hotly pursued by tho troops and Warm Spring Indians. , Fbanoisco, May 13-1 p. m.—No list of killed and wounded in the lest fight is received from tho Lava-Bod camp. Two wore killed and seven wounded. Lieut. Harris* mother and brother have arrived at camp from Philadelphia. Ban Fbanoisco, May 18—3 p. m.—A dispatch Just received from Yroka, Cal., 18th, says Oapt, Q. J. Lydookor. of the Engineer Corps, arrived from the front last evening. An artist who has boon photogrophlng tho lava-bed country, pronounces it one of the strongest imaginable natural fortifications. He confirms the previous reports concerning tho engagement of the 10th, except that there were one soldier and one Warm Bpring Indian kilted, and eight soldiers and one Warm Spring Indian wounded. Tho latter has since died. Some soidiera are. seriously wounded, but tlio Modocs wore routed and scattered in the mountains bordering tho lava-bed. Their l!™ followed by the Warm Springs, rrom the blood indications, some wero seriously •till In a very critical oondi -1 rm* tllou ßb the surgeons think no may survive. iho party who wont up the Klamath in search oi uogufli Charley lias not yot returned. It Is very doubtful if they catch him. Ihe last reports from tho Yalnox Reservation represent things as quiet, but It is thought tho Klamath warrior* wguW, readily go to war if they Arizona. Itfootlng of .tho So-Cnllcd Congrcs* slounl Conference—Xho Number off IU. C*a in Attendance IVot Definitely Stateliest* LouiN Pinkos Her Anunnl Riil for tlio Foreign Grain Trntlo** ■ Speeches by fflayor Drown, the Hon* IlcnryT. Slow, and Gov* Woodson. St. Louis, Mo., May 13. —Tho temple in which the Congressional oouforonco mot to-day is handsomely decorated with flags and banners, and shields bearing tho names of all tho States .of tho.Union aro hung, from..tho railing of tho gallery. Tho stage Is elaborately embellished with flowers and living plants In bloom, tho whole presenting a very beautiful appearance, Tho conference was called to order at half-past 12 o’clock by Hon. Henry T. Blow, who stated that, on consultation with gentlemen from all parts of tho country, it had boon decided that Mayor Brown, os tho Executive of tho city of St. Louis, should preside over tho conference, and that tho members of tbo local Executive Committee should servo as other ofllcora of tho conference. _ Mayor Broun then took tho Chair, and intro ! ducod Bishop Bowman, who invoked tho Divino blessing on the conference. Mayor Brown, after bidding tho Congressmen present a most cordial and hearty welcome on behalf of tho whole people of St. Louis, and one which ho hoped would make tho memory of their visit pleasant, said: “It was not our pur-' pose m inviting you hero to-day merely to dis cuss our local attractions, neither was it onr de sire to invito you hero for tho purpose of bring ing undue influences to bear on yon, and there by endeavor to secure your committal to legislation calculated to tako advantage of or injure any portion of our com mon country. Wo have designated this assembly as a convention, but hi its character it is more of an informal and friendly conference. Wc desire to submit a plain, practical exhibit of tho needs of tho West and South for improved water linos to tho ocean. Wo do not desire to exclto discussion, nor do we ask any vote in advance on loglsla , “Vo propositions, nor do wo intend to embar rass you by strict Parliamentary proceedings.” Tbo Moyor then referred to tho necessity of im proved water routes to tho seaboard, and spoko of what tho Government has done for tho sea coast in tho way of protection to life and prop erty, and claimed that tho same should ho done for the West; and, to illustrate tho perils of nav igation on tho Mississippi River, ho said that in ono bond of that river, only four miles in extent, there lie the wrecks of thirty-six steamers, dam ming up tho way, and that it is appropriately called Graveyard Bond. Not only tho West and South aro interested in removing obstructions from ond deepening tho channels of tho Missis sippi lUvor and its tributaries, but tho whole country and also foreign nations, for tho cheap transit of tho products of tho Mississippi Valley has, and must always have, groat influence on tho markets of tho world. Ho also cited tho fact that, in consequence of tho high rates of freight to tho seaboard, many farmers bavo Act ually burned thoir corn because it could not bo marketed without bringing them in debt. In view of theno and various other drawbacks to tho trade and business of tho West, ho appealed to tho Congressmen to con sider tho situation and accord that aid winch wIU remove tho trouble. The Hon. Henry T. Blow then delivered an address on the general objects of the confer ence. He bogged the Congressmen to believe wo are national in our feelings and'alms, and would scorn to receive at their hands a single favor that would burden unjustly any part of the country. Ho therefore addressed them as representatives of the whole country, as states men bound by no narrow lines, as honest men, regarding it as their highest duty ns well as their supremo pleasure to investigate Iho condi tion and claims of tho fcohlo and strong alike, and to mote out equal and exact justice to all. As a remedy for those real or supposed combina tions he proposed competition, and to carry out competition ho asked Congress to give tho coun try a national water system equal to our railroad system, tho result of which, ho said, would bo tho admlrotlon of tho world. Ho then referred io tho products and resources of tho Mississippi Valley, audsaidSt. Louis was destined to become tho centre of tho iron trade of tho world, and that within twenty years Texas will produce more cotton annually than is now exported from tho whole country. Hon. E. 0. Btan&rd, momhor-oloot to Congress from tho First District, of this city. was then introduced, and snoko in behalf of tho Merchants’ Exchange of Bt. Louis and tho commercial interests of the Mississippi Valley. His speech was quite lengthy, and abounded in statistical information bearing upon tho productiveness of tho country and groat demand for increased and cheaper facilities for transiJortallon. Ho said tho central plain of this continent has greater capacity for cereal productions than any equal area on tho globe. Seventy-five to eighty thousand miles of rail road are now employed in moving the produc tions and commerce of tho country, yet there is a groat and pressing .need of increased facilities and cheaper transportation. Millions of tons of .broadatulfs are'wasted iu iho Western fields or consumed for fuel,, while multitudes in Eastern cities and foreign lands suffer for food. Tho Western farmer ob tains but about {.15 cents per bushel wore disturbed, and Oapt, Jack holds out much longer. Lava-Bed, May 12.—Tho forces acting are some twouty-flvo miles from hero, and are work ing tho r way, probably driving tho Modocs BtrOQ ShoI(l they occupied at tho lime or the Thomas massacre. Tho troops are mov ing from this camp this morning, hoping to cut thorn off before they roach it. AH is active now. ami the Modocs will ho , allowed no rest. Gen. ~ wo have begun on action which will cud in tho extermination of tho tribe. It was a grand mistake of tho Modocs, who undoubtedly thought they could stampede "this force os llioy hod Blnmpodod tho others, but tboy mot tho Warm Springs. Tliobo warriors started at tho flrat ilro aa foot ob limy could got thoir gmiß, trotting in on tho flank of tho Modocs, willed nutyrlßod thorn, Tho ory, <• Worm Springs," wont through tho Modoo ranks, and thoy woro starnpodod In place of tho soldiers. Tho Warm Springs drove thorn steadily oil day, laid on thoir flank ast night, and will renew tho fight to-day. nM?t UOr ‘°“ Aaml K loft for tho lavn-Bod last Iho wounded in tho last engagement arrived at Baylo a Camp Inst 'evening. Shall have par ticulars of tho light to-night. * ■ Four mnll-corriors arrived at 12 o'clock Inst ntgiit. wo loam that the Modocs wore heading towards Van Bromor’o Mountain, olobolv pursued by tho troops ami Warm Springs, Tho Modocs are either attempting to return to*the Lava-Bod, from this side, or will take to Van Bremer Moun tain, and there scatter. Thoy nro evidently starved out, and thoir nmunltion is nearly all gone, making them subjects for easy capture if good guides woro with tho soldiers to hunt them. • Special Dlepntch to The Chieano THbuvr. WjumiNoioH, D. 0., May 18.—Tho Intent ills patches from tho Lava-Bods confirm Iho fears entertained by tbo War Department, which wore Btatccl iu thoao dispatches, oa to tho truth of tho atory that the Modocs had loft thoir stronghold. Qpn. Shorraan wob of tho opinion that another advance wonld bo but a repetition, as it has proved, of tho iaofc disaster. To avert this, a telegram was aont to Qon. Davis, urelnjr H ! « , t0 4 bo , careful, but It it thought It did not reach him in timo. Tho Idea of tho Modocs being reinforced by outside parties la not credited hero. It ia supposed that they occupied thoir old position in iho Lava Bods, and woro able to take our troops by surprise, because tho latter could not sco thorn until they wore within muskot range. Stops will bo taken to roinforco tho troops largely before another assault is mado on tho Indians. the ormaoN andatuzoka Indians. San Francisco, May 12.—Tho United States troops captured Qulor Haltauunbo, tho Apncho chief who raurdorod five squaws, and wore about to hang him whou Qon. Crook ordered him to bo aont to Alacatras. Three companies have boon ordered from Ari zona to tho Modoc country. A dispatch from Portland, Oregon, yesterday, sayw: Five Indiana attacked tho house of James Harrison, eight miles from Walla Walla. Ho ro fusoa to give them tocacco, and tho Indian's knocked tho door down. Harrison defended himself and daughter, and with a hatchet knocked two down and struggled with a third, when tho daughter camo to his roscuo and knocked tho Indian down with an axe. Tho neighbors board tho outorioa and catno to thoir relief. Harrison got throo Indians into jail, but two escaped. ST. LOUIS. i term for corn, wtllo tho consumer In tho East lifts to pay 05 cents for It. Tlio farmer Is not roira pursed for tbo actual cost of production, while tno coat of living to the consumer is excessive end bnrdonaomoj All tho profits of production, and more 100, are demanded for transportation. | luo producer la Impoverished, commerce lan guishes, and bankruptcy threatens tho entire country, and must onane unices relief is afford ed from tbo exactions of tyrraunical monopolies. A system of canals south of freezing lino would afford great relief, both in continuity of transit and cheapness, and would hold the railroads to a uniform and lower rate of charges* Tlio Jamdu JUver.A: Kanawha, tbo Atlantic A Groat West ern, and Port Ht. Phillips Canals should bo completed without delay, but notwithstanding their completion would bo almost equivalent to duplication to the tonnage capacity of oil trunk railways, still tbo necessities of the coun try s rapidly increasing commerce would not bo mot. and tho demand for more and Cheaper fa cilities would still exist. Ho showed by statistics that by fartbo greatest Increase In population and agricultural and manufactured products during tbo past decade occurred iu the West, aud that thd present and future doniatid' for inoroasod transportation facllitlos la and would bo iu tho Mississippi Valley. Ho then entered into & com parison of tbo cost of railroad, canal, soa, lake, ana river transportation, aud allowed that river transit la 100 per cent cheap er than canal, and nearly COO per c °nt cheaper ’ than railroad, and asked, “Docs not this fact suggest a solution of tho question under discussion r’ Tlio value of grain to tbo producer la tho price paid In Liverpool, loss tbo cost of transit. Ho thou showed that grain can bo laid down in Liverpool via tbo Mis sissippi .River and Now Orleans 16 cents cheaper por bushel than via Now York, and that if the advantages of river transit coula bo fully used tbo exports from tho Mississippi Valley would soon turn tbo balance of trade Iu our favor, and gold would flow from tho old to tho now. rathor than as now from tho now to tho old world. Ho then stated why tho advantages of cheaper transit on tho Mississippi River could not be fully realized, by explaining tho obstruc tions at its mouth, tho inadequacy of water on tho bar,- ■ Ac., and cited tho fact that during March and April Just passed nearly fifty vessels woro obllgbed to anchor off tho mouth of tho rivor and wait two or throo weeks for a totally inadequate Government dredging boat to out a channel through thObir before they oodld roach tho deep water of tho river. Lot this obstruction be removed, and tho Mississippi Rivet will give the ocean a tonnage equal to that of tbo whole world besides. Loss than half tho amount of tnonoy, worse than I wasted, above tho amount requisite to subsidize j- a single Pacific Railroad, would give to the Mis sissippi River a depth of water sumcidnt to allow vessels constructed for tho purpose to sail direct from Liverpool to St. , Louis. If this wero ac complished. wheat cmild be transported from tho Mississippi Valley to Liverpool 8 cents per bushel cheaper than from tho Baltlograiu-wismg regions, and 18 cents cheaper than from tho Black Sea. Mr. Stanard was listened to very attentively, aud frequently applauded. Gov. Woodson was then introduced, and gave the members a warm fraternal welcome on be half of tbo people of tho Slate. Ho also re ferred to tho reports which had gained circula tion, to tho offoct that this mooting had some political signification or purpose. This ho de nied in toto, stating that no one bad any such design, and saying that tho strongest desire and highest ambition of tho people of tho city and Stato is to soo all parts of this groat country united in fraternal bonds, bound by common in terests, and sectional feelings and animosities put aside forever. Ho thou entered into some interesting statistics regarding the agricultural aud mining wealth of Missouri. After giving a detailed statement of tho pro* ducts and'rosourooß of Missouri, and referring to cheaper moans of transit for the productions of tho Mississippi Valley, tho Governor touched upon tho railroad system of tho country, and spoke rather severely regarding tho present plan of managing railways. Ho was not opposed to railways : on tho contrary, ho desired thorn in croawo.i, bnt lie wanted thorn to bo the oorvonto not tho masters, of tho people. It was imprac ticable to control railroads, especially trunk lines, by State aotiou ; but ho thought Congress should do somolhiug to prevent tho abuses r 1 iav ? crept into tlio management of the roads, and make them snbsorvo tho interests of tlio people ratlter'-flum tno profit of thoir officers and Directors. Ho dwelt quite strongly upon thoovilof high sala ries paid to railroad officials, saying that tho money expended in this manner, over and above rt fair remuneration for services, would go far toward remedying tbo ovil of high freights. Ho also referred to tho noceas ty of a cheap water route to tho seaboard, and urged members of Congress to give the matter their serious con aideration, Gen, Bnzzoy, one of tho committoo from Now Orleans, made aomo remarks, in which ho briefly sketched tho condition of tho South, its inability to do much for itaolf by reason of its poverty, and stated that tho people of hia section of tho country had the right to expect thot Congress would aid them by furnishing means of transportation by which commerce might bo revived and tho pros perity of tho people enhanced. Ho said tho storehouses of Now Orleans aro full of produce, : which could not reach tho market because ves sels could not cross the bar at the mouth of tho river end roach their harbor. Thoro was tobacco enough alone now in New Orleans to load twenty of tho largest vessels, but they could not como and toko It away. Ho then, on behalf of tho City of Now Orleans, invited tho members of tho Convention to extend their excursion from Galveston to Now Orleans, accept tho hospitali ties of thot city, and visit tho BaUzo, which wos accepted unanimously. A. H. Willie, member of Congross-at-Largo from Texas, also formally invited tho Conven tion to visit Galveston and enjoy tho hospitality of that city, which was also accepted and warmly acknowledged. Adjourned to to-morrow. METEOROLOGICAL. Signal Service Bureau Reports and Prognostications. __ • „ , Chicago, May 13—10;I8 p. m. Tho following reports have boon received from tho places mentioned below: Station. Par. 27ir irind. Wtather, Buffalo 29.84 41 N. W„ fresh. Clear.- Cairo 3D.AO £9 Calm. Cloudy. Chicago 29.00 46 8., gentle. Cloudy.- Cincinnati 29.86 03 N. f light. Fair. Cleveland 29.80 47 8. E., gentle. Clear. Cheyenne 29.70 46 N. E., brisk. Cloudy. Davenport 29.80 00 N., fresh. Fair. Denver 29.80 67 N. E., gentle. Cloudy. Detroit 29.91 39 15., fresh. Clear. Duluth 29.04 42 Calm. Clear. Escanaba 29.97 35 W., fresh. Clear. Keokuk 29.70 69 8., fresh.. Light rain, LaOrosse SO.OI 43 N. E., fresh. Cloudy. Marquelte 29.09 32 Calm, Clear. Milwaukee 29.07 41 S. E., gentle. Cloudy. Omaha 29.07 62 E., fresh. Threaten’* Bt. Paul 29.96 40 8., fresh. Cloudy. Toledo 29.87 52 N. W., fresh. Clear, PAODAIULITIXS. Washington, D. 0., May 18.—For the North west and upper lakes, aim thence to the Lower Ohio Valley, and Missouri and Kansas, falling barometer, northeasterly to southeasterly winds, oloudy weather and rain. For Tennessee ana the Gulf States, oloudy weather and rain; rising temperature and southerly winds. For tho South Atlantio States, southeasterly and southwesterly winds, high temperature, cloudi ness aud rain. For tho lower lakes and Middle States, higher pressure, falling temperature, northwesterly winds, possibly occasional rain, but generally clearing and clear weather. For Canada and tho Now England States, northerly winds, falling temperature, occasional rain, with generally clearing aud clear weather to-morrow. Fires* Galveston. Tex., May 13.—Tho Are yesterday at Calvert. Tex., destroyed half a block, with tho exception of one warehouse. Tho loss is estimated at from $60,000 to $70,000. Tho fol lowing are tho estimated losses s John Orr, $18,000; Sanger Bros., $25,000 ; A. O. Rood SO,OOO 5 Samuel Grillop, $4,000 1 Redding & Garrett, $35,000. Several boot and shoo shops, tailors, and barbers' shops woro destroyed. A number of merchants sustaiued damages to goods by removal. The sufferers woro partiolly insured. Janesville, Wis., May 13.—Tlio dwelling house of Hollis llawloy, at Bhapolro, Wls., was totally destroyed by Are yesterday afternoon. Loss about $3,600 ; Insurance, $l,lOO. Obituary* Montqomehv, Ala., May 13.—Daniel Pratt, tho donoer manufacturer of Alabama, died at hie tome in Prattville to-day, aged 73 yeari. . NUMBER 268. COAL ■HE DISASTER. ■ • •{•?. Fifty Person penned Up in a Burn ing Shat 3 car Plctou, N. g. , i-34 Little Hope lin S ' lined of Rescuing Any of 1 Victims. Halifax,. N. 8., May id.— An explosion took place to-day In the Drummond colliery, In Pic tou County. Dunn, the Manager, hie Assistant Manager, and forty other mon are In the pit. Tho slope is on fire, and thoro Is no means .of ogroßß from tho mine. Great anxiety in felt for tho Bftfoty of tho men. No further particulars aa yet. SECOND DISPATCH. Halifax, N. 8., May 13.— Thia community was startled to-ulght with tho intelligence that a , terrible explosion had occurred In tho Drum mond eolUory, I’lotou. County, at 1 o’clock. Manager Dunn, Aablntant Manager lUohardion, and forty of tho workmen wore In the pit when tho explosion took placo. Tho greatest excite ment prevailed after tho foarfnl occurrence, and crowds of people for mllos around came rushing to tho scene of tho disaster, and saw one of those hoarftouding sconea which iu described by oyo-witnosaoa oe something harrowing beyond all conception, tho roccolloction of which will* never fade from memory. Mothers, wives, sistora, children, oudfrionda crowdedaroundtho burning pit. mourning pitifully tho terrible fato of thoatr below, thoir heartrending cries being hoard for a long distance. Every effort has boon and is be ing made to rescue tho mon, but so far without success, and it is feared that they have nil per ished. Tho fire up to this time, op. m., is still raging. Assislauoo from Piotou and New Glas gow, whoro grcatoscitomont prevails, is at hand, and strenuous exertions are made to subdue tho conflagration. This city is greatly excited over tho news of the calamity. _ , • LATKU DISPATCH. —New y°«K. —A- Herald special from ilalirax locates tho mine disaster at tho village onVoatvdlo, County of Piotou,. 103 miles from iialilax, where thoro are throe largo collieries in full operation, exporting largo quantities of coal. Navigation having recently opened, tho workmen demanded increased wagon, and aovoral strikes occurred; One of tho largest mines, called tho Drummond Colliery, owned by the Xntor-colonial Company of Montreal, has boon closed several days, and to-day {ho men returned to work. At half-past 11 a „ shot in the coal sot fire to , tho slope, and half an hour afterwards a fearful ex plosion took place, caused by tho accumulation of gas during tho time tho mine was closed. About 2 o’clock a second explosion occurred coming up .tho slope air shaft, an old trial shaft, with terrible force, and. It is believed, killing every one in tho mine, variously estimated at from forty to one hundred, including men and boys. Soon after tho first explosion cries wore hoard at tho foot of the air-shaft. Mon wore immediately lowered With ropes, and four of those below brought upl Two .men were going down the air-shaft to render assistance, whoa the second explosion occurred, and wore blown to pieces. There was such a small supply of water that little could bo done to quench tho flames, which are stilt raging fiercely at 10 to-night. Denso masses of smoko are ‘pouring out nt all the openings, and threatening to dontroy all tho sur face buddings. No hope of saving any of thoso now below, os all escape was cut off by tho ex plosion. Many of tho lost are married men with fami lies. LOUISIANA. AII Quiet at St. martlnsvillc—Tho Tax* Resistors Surrender, and are He leased on .Parole. Hb\t Idema, La., Slay 13.— Miko Cooney’* aquatl of mounted Metropolitans arrived here afc noon by land from St. to await tho boat. Most all tbo mon were drunk, and yelling onthoir march through town like Indiana. Kellogg a transport York arrived at 5 o’clock, with Badgor’a force, and took on tho cavalry and piece of artillery, and proceeded to Braahear, on route to Now Orleans. A squad of flfty cot off fmA or i° ® ouno i *° install Kollogg’e officers atf Thibodeau. Two companies of United States troops, with Col. Smith, loft on tho Mlnnio Avory for Brashoar, whoro thoy havo engaged transporta tion for Now Orleans, and will probably arrive {“9*® to-morrow evening. Two companies of united States troops remain at Martinsville, tea men and one officer of whom are at tho service of tho United States Marshal. Col. Doßlnnc and several of hia friends sur rendered, and are now on parolo until Friday, when they will leave for Now Orleans. Tho names of tho cloven whom tho Marshal has war rants for are not ascertained. Quiet now reigns in St. Martinsville, Col. Do- Blano having accomplished his aims by showing to tbo world the inability of Kellogg to sustain bis power without tho old of tho United States troops. THE POLARIS. Tho Government ip Institute n Search for (ho Disabled Vessel. Washington, May 13.—Tho Secretary of tho Navy said to-day that from all that ho could leara tho Polaris would probably bo able to roach some extreme northern port, but if, after allowing her a reasonable time, she should not do so, a vessel would bo dispatched in that direc tion. with tho object of her relief, or of obtain tainlng information, if possible, concerning her, Tho Department will do all in its power for her safe transit to tho United States, and to tho com fort of tho survivors. Tho expedition having been fitted out under tho direction of tho De partment, and being still under its charge, the Secretory desires to havo aomo of tho principal persons visit Washington for the purpose of officially inquiring into all tho facts connected with tho expedition since it loft tho United States. The Ohio (lloeaol) Railroad Law De- clared Unconstitutional. Coldmddb, 0., Muy 13.-Iu tlio Supremo Court to-day two cases which involve tho consti tutionality of tho Boesol Railroad law wore de cided, the full bench concurring in pronouncin/r this law unconstitutional. Chief Justice White hold aa follows: 1. Taxation can only bo au thorized for public purposes. When therefore a statute • authorized a county, township, or municipality to levy taxes not abovo a given per cent on tho taxable property of tho locality, for tho pur- Eoao of building so much of a railroad as can bo ullt for that amount, and tho part of a railroad so to bo built can bo of no public utility unless uaod to accomplish an unconstitutional purpose, such tax is illegal aud cannot bo Imposed. 3. Soo. 0, Art. 8, of tho Constitution declares that tho General Assembly shall never authorize any county, city, town, or township, by vole of its citizens or otherwise, to become a stoekbold or In any Joint stock company, corporation, or association whatever, or to raise money for or loan its credit to or In aid of any such company, corporation, or association. What tho General Assembly la thus prohibited from doing directly it has no power to do indirectly. 8. Where public credit or money is furnished by any of the subdivisions ol tho State named, to bo used in part construction of a work, which, under tho statute authorizing Its construction, must be completed if com pleted at all by other parties out of their own moans, who are to own or havo the beneficial control and management of tho work when com pleted, the public money or credit thas used can only be regarded as furnished for or in aid of such parties. 4. The act of April 23, 1873, to authorize counties, townships aim tho municipal ities therein named to build railroads, oto., au thorizes tho roising of money by taxation which Is equally applicable to the unlawful purpose of aiding railroad companies, and others engaged hi building and operating railroads, as it Is to any lawful purpose, and gives to the officers in trusted with . .bo control and application of the money thus raised uo moans or powor of dhh crimination as to the lawfulness or unlawfulness of tho work or • purpose to which It is to be ap plied, am- this is in contravention of Bee Q Art. 6 of the Constitution, and therefore void.

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