Newspaper of The New York Herald, April 1, 1873, Page 9

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated April 1, 1873 Page 9
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with typhoid pneumonia, and la not iiftoM u noorer. lie la In hi* se venty -fourth jew. The title under which the Due d'Aumale it to be received on his admission to the French Academy has caused an excited discussion In that body. It waa decided that no change ahould be made of the Academy'* custom, and that the Duke ahould be enrolled aa plain "Monsieur." This la encouraging. President Thiers is said to be worth $200,000, in great part through his writings. Victor Hugo la pat down for $120,000; "George sand" for nearly twice as much; Edmond About for $60,000; Tlotorlen Sardou, author or "Rabagaa," for $100,000, and Theophlie Oantler died worth $200, ooc. An Eastern republican paper says the New Hampshire Congressmen who entered the canvass under the white banner at honesty (that Is, repu diation of the back-pay steal) were good enough Morgana until aiter election, when they quietly pocketed the little extra, and are now preparing to see the sights of Vienna. Charles Francis Adams' account aa Arbitrator for the United States at the Genera Tribunal was closed yesterday at Washington, be receiving $22,600 In gold for Just one year's service. He was allowed the same pay per annum that he received as Minister to England, with an additional aum of $6,000 lor travelling expenses. A friar was lately arrested in Rome for passing counterfeit money. Several lithographic stones that he had with him were identified as those used In the manaiacture ol counterfeit twenty-live franc notes since 1809. His assertion that he bad found the atones was net believed implicitly when lm- ' moral pictures and other evidences 0 1 lewd tastes were discovered in his rooms. Four men, In broad daylight, saw a boy of eight years drown in four foot water in St. James' Park, London, a few day ago. The boy, with others, was playing with paper boats at the edge of the pond, when, reaching over, he lost his bal ance and fell In. The men were appealed to ror ? help, but walked away without lifting a linger, though there was not a particle of danger to a grown person. Rev. J. P. Newman, who has been appointed In spector of Consulates, received his final instruc tions yesterday at the Treasury Department, and starts for Tokohama, via San Francisco, on the 15th of April. He will make pastoral visits to the Japanese Consulates first ; next proceed to China, visit the African and European Consulates along the Meditterranean and return to the United States before the meeting of Congress, as he is Chaplain of the Senate. Oellgmer, the chief ot the band of robbers and assassins lately broken up In Paris, has had his little plan to escape punishment spoiled by the police. He had pleaded youth and lack of discrim ination as an excuse lor bis crimes, relying on the destruction of the register of his birth during the Commune to prevent the discovery that he is older than fifteen years. But the discovery has been made, and Gelignier must assume the responsi bility he discreetly tried to evade. JOURS ALI8TIQ BOTES. A new Welsh paper, to be known as the T Waag, which, translated, means The Press, Is shortly to M established in Pittsburg. Major B. Rush Plumly, formerly of Philadelphia, has started the Daily Times at Galveston. Major Plnmly "lit in the rebellion." George W. Elliott has retired from the MoTiawk VaUev Begistrr, and Charles Bowen takes bis place. E. F. PUlsbury has resumed editorial charge of the Maine Standard. Major Ben Perley Poore has become managing editor of the Washington Daily Chronicle. THE TORNADO IN THE WEST. Terrible Effects of the Storm on Friday Twenty Persona Killed and at Greater Number Wounded. Cincinnati, March 31, 1873. The reports regarding the loss of life by the tor nado In the vicinity of Canton, Miss., en Friday night, are contradictory. A special despatch from Canton says, buildings, trees, fences and everything in the course of the storm were handled like straws, and for a time the atmosphere seemed thick with limbs and fragments of trees, timbers from buddings and fence rails. Wild rumors were circulated last night as to the extent of the num ber killed and wounded, and it has been ascer tained tbat only two persons were killed and fif teen to twenty injured. The number of buildlngB entirely destroyed is estimated at thirty, besides a large number are damaged to a greater or less extent. A despatch (torn the interior says that the loss of life will reach twenty. A despatch from Jackson says about a dozen houses were destroyed, one negro killed, one lu>iy fatally injured and a number ol other persons seri ously Injured. KOBE LOCOMOTIVES SEIZES. Collector Ball ey Make* Another Raid on the Engine Sheds of the Hudson Hirer Railroad. Albany, N. Y., March 31, 1*73. Collector Bailey, of tbe internal revenue or this dlctrict, this afternoon seized eight more locomo tives at the round-house of the New Tort Central and Hudsou River Railroad, on account ol tax due the government. TEE TEXAS FRONTIER DEPREDATIONS. Laredo, Texas, March 27, 1873. The United States Frontier Commissioners ar rived here yesterday and commenced session to-day. In tnelr Journey from Corpus Chrlstl they held sessions and elicited valuable disclosures at Santa Gertrude and San Diego. Tlte Indian depre dations of this vicinity are being thoroughly ex amined. SPIRITUALISTS' CELEBRATION IK BOSTOH. Boston, March 31, 1873. The twenty-fifth anniversary celebration of mod am Spiritualism drew a fnll audience to the Music Ball this evening. Alexander Putnam presided, and addresses were made oy Robert Dale Owen, Emma Hatchings, Jenny Leys, Mrs. N. M. L. Palmer and John Wetherbee. Mr. Owen claimed that in spiration was the sonrce of all religion ; that Soc rates, 2,300 years aro, held substantially the same views that were promulgated by Spiritualists to day; that Christ was the crowning exemplar of aplrltual Inspiration and performed the same miracles that were witnessed in the pres ent age. The Chnrch had to accept what science declared, and he hoped that spirit ualists would not fall Into Swedenborg's error or claiming that tnelr principles were infallible, fle closed by exhibiting a loioing slate, upon the in side or which, when closed, he said was written a message, purporting to be from Theodore Parker, confirming the generally accepted belief In immor tality. The audience appeared to be in perfect accord with the speakers and adjourned at ten o'clock. ANOTHER ASSASSINATION IN KANSAS. Carson, Kansas, March 31, 1873. The body of the brother of State Senator York / has been round in the woods two miles west or the Osage Mission. Mr. York had been shot aud his body concealed in a thicket. This makes seven ersons missing and supposed to have been mur ered between the Osage Mission and Independ ence within tbe past six months. FUNERAL OF 8ENAT0B DIXON AT HART FORD Hartford, Conn., March 81, 1878. The funoral of ex-Senator James Dixon waa largely attended by prominent citizens at his late residence, In this city, to-day. Among those pres ent were senator Anthony, of Rhode Island; Judge Shlpman, of the United Htates Court; Judge Lafay ette s. Foster, ex-senator from this state, and others. CEREBROSPINAL MENINGITIS. Lootsvillb, Ky., March 31, 1878. ?he cerebrospinal meningitis Is prevailing to an alarming extent In some localities of the state. Many deaths are reported at Carollton, Owensboro, Bowling Green and in Ballard county. In the lit ter place the Circuit Court, which was set lor last i week, was aljourned on account of the prevalence of the disease. BAIOHAM TOPNO'8 80N ARRESTED. The AUa Calijbrnian of the 29th says:? Last eveniag William N. Young, son of Brlgfiam Yoang, was arrested on a charge of drunkenness nn<l misdemeanor. While in duress he stated that he wax the son or Mother Mary, and that he and the old man run ihe Territory, on departing $40 he was released, and requested that Uie Court meet at u*a o'clock this atornlng. ln?teaoor hint, tfcat won; j i^f; a, i accoia^ouaiwn u> hipw ?. SPAIN. Thi Situation in Barcelona Exceedingly Seri ous? Berga Fired and Destroyed by the Car list Insurgents? Eeprisals Threatened Against the Boyalists and Clergy. TEliGlAIS TO THE WCW YORK (HAUL Madrid, March 31, 1873. Despatches from Barcelona say the situation In that city Is grave. Intelligence has reached there that the town of Berga, which was captured by the Carllsts on Friday, had been destroyed by Are by the Insurgents, who, before applying the torch, saturated a number of buildings with petroleum. The news of the burning of the town creates great excitement in Barcelona. At the time the last despatches were forwarded from that city the populace were assembling in the streets In large crewds, and disorders were feared. The authori ties were making every effort to allay the excite ment and prevent a disturbance of the peace. Reprisals were threatened against the clergy and a number of known Carllst sympathizers. BBROA AS IT WAS. Berga contained a hospital and several convents, and had over six thousand population. MALAGA UNDER KCLX OF A VIGILANCE COMMITTEE. Ten thousaud armed citizens maintain order in the city of Malaga, but refuse to admit the regular troops or the government customs offleers; nor will they allow vessels conveying soldiers to other points to remain in the port. They provide for their expenses by taxing the wealthy residents. In the absence of the Customs officials, smuggling Is carried on to a large extent. The citizens are divided into two parties, the moderate and the ultra-federalists. The moderates now have the upper hand, bat the ultras are gaining strength. SOCIALISM AT WAR WITH 8ANOTUAKY. Acts of lawless violence are of daily occurrence in Barcelona. The burning of churches and the massacre of priests are threatened. The authori ties are doing all in their power to prevent such outrages. OLD TIMR REMEDIES. It is expected that Catalonia will soon be de clared In a state or siege. General Contreras, Captain General at Barce lona, has resigned and General Vilarde is gazetted as his successor. French Army Reinforcements for the Frontier Towards Spain. Paris, March SI, 1873. The French government is sending strong rein orcements to the troops now stationed on the line of the Spanish frontier. ENGLAND. Citizen Claims Against St. Doming*? Oxford and Cambridge Still in Friendly M oscular Bivalry? American Cotton Snpply. TELEGRAM TO THE HEW YORK HERALD. London, March 31, 1873. TUe council of foreign bondholders have opened communications with the new Sam ana Bay Com pany, with a view to bringing about an equitable arrangemont of their claims on the Republic of St. Domingo. ? memorial propounding the whole case has been forwarded to the government of St. Do mingo. BOUT ON SHORE BETWEEN TBI tTNIYKBSmES' BOATSXBN. Competitive sports between the under graduates of Oxford and Cambridge universities continue. There have been matches at billiards and running, jumping and other athletic exercises. In which the honors have been about equally divided between the Light and Dark Blue. AMERICAN COTTON HTTP FLY. Thirty-three thousand six hundred and thirty eight bales of American cotton were landed at Liv erpool to-day. FINANCE. Austrian Compliment to the President? Accident to the Spanish Ambassador. TIIIGRAM TO THE HEW YORK HERALD. Paris, March 31, 1873. President Thiers has received an invitation from the Emperor of Austria to attend the Vienna Ex hibition. SBVERB ACCIDENT TO A DISTINGUISHED SENOR. Sefior Olozaga, the Spanish Ambassador, while playing billiards with his Secretary to-day, was ac cidentally struck In the eye with a cue and re ceived an Injury wtuoh may result in the loss of sight. GERMANY. The Printers' Strike Maintained. TELEGRAM TO THE HEW YORK HERALD. Leipsio, March 31, 187S. Negotiations for the settlement of the printers' strike in this city have failed. ITALY. Fublio Assault TJpon Juvenile Congrsgation alists. TELEGRAM TO THE HEW YORK HERALO. ROKB, March 31, 1873. A party of Roman Catholic yeuths, one a native of England, while leaving the Church of Jesu yes terday were attacked by some men who were lying in wait for them, and severely beaten. The Gens darmes Interfered and the assailants tted. Two or three of the boys were wounded. NEWS FBOffl THE PACIFIC. Polynesian Boyalty Touring on a United States War Ship-Coal Supply at the Antipodes. TELEGRAM TO THE HEW YORK HERALD. San Francisco, March 31, 1873. King Lunalflo, the new monarch of the Sandwich Inlands, has made the tonr of his kingdom In the United States steamship Ben tela, on the invitation or Admiral Pennock. The King will come to Saa Francisco with General Scofleld, to make a tonr of the United States. AFFAIRS AT THE ANTIPODES. The news from Australia by the Bteamshtp Moses Taylor is unimportant. There is a great scarcity of coal in New Zealand, and prices have advanced to famine rates. ' 8AVAQB ASSAULT OH A 0A& 00IDUGT0R. Washington, D. C., March 31, 1873. As car No. 70, of the Seventh street line, was making Its northward-bound trip this afternooa an Intoxicated negro named Charles Kent boarded the car at the intersection of Seventh street and Pennsylvania-avenue. He became abusive and the conductor remonstrated, whereupon the negro drew a razor and savagely attacked the conductor, but was seized by a bystander before he committed any injury. The negro was arresteo. A XU&DE&SK OAQED II B08T0H. Boston, March 31, 1878. A man named Daniel S. Marsh, living in Charles town, was arrested to-day, charge 'l with the mnr der of his own son, an lnlant nine months old, in September 1871, by throwing him from the Pitch burg Railroad bridge. He was tak< a to the station house in Charlestown, when he conrcsned the deed . and tke manner in which he committed it. BAVK SUSPENSION IK IEW HAVEN. 1 Nbw Havbm, Conn., March 31, 1878. At a meeting of the creditors of the banking house of E. S. Scran ton A Co., lately suspended, held this noon in this city, a committee of seven was appointed to take the necetwary measures to i forc^|?W4|?iUU?UiYomfttati bauaruotcT. ?j BATTLING CORPORATIONS. Scott and Garrett at War to the Knife. MARYLAND CHECKMATING PENNSYLVANIA. King Tom Holds His Conquered Territory by Foroe of Arms. Desperate Attitude of the Monopoly Giants. Pittsburu, Pa., March 31, 1873. The railroad skirmish at Mount Pleasant between the Pittsburg. Washington and Baltimore Railroad and the Pennsylvania Railroad authorities Is not likely to end there. The former company have, as yet, made no effort to regain possession of the Moant Pleasant branch, notwithstanding the large force In the interest of Tom Sco u's road at Broad ford, ready at a moment's warning to resist any attempts of Garrett's men to relay the switch and make connections. The excitement In regard to the movement runs very high, and in all the towns pierced by the Connellsvilie Railroad the matter Is the all-absorbing topic of conversation. The branch taken was a most important feeder for the Con nellsvllle line because or the immense quantities of coal coke manufactured and shipped from that region per year. TBI COKE AND COAL INTEREST In this up-country section lias been Increasing, an il forms one ol the most Important mining and manufacturing interests of Western Pennsylvania, If not of the whole State. The coal from the hilla has generally been converted Into coke, the excel lence of which Is well established, so that It has been shipped East and West, North and South, almost as lar as railroads could carry It. At first this trade was comparatively small; but with the completion and better equipment of the Connells vllle road it rapidly Increased, so that Instead of having but a few cars a day shipped over the line they are now counted by hundreds, and the ship ments are heavy and perhaps in every way the most profitable portion of the business of the company. Indeed the traffic Increased so rapidly that the Pennsylvania Kaiiroad Company deter mined to make an eit'ort to SECURE PART OK THE CARRYING BUSINESS, and with that object In riew projected the South Pennsylvania irom Greensburg to Connellsvilie, then through the coal and coke region of Payette county. While the Counellsville load remained under centrol of the Plttsburgers the coal and coke dealers gave little encouragement to the new en terprise of the South Pennsylvania road, but wheu an entire change in the policy ot the Pittsburg, Washington and Baltimore Hue took place aud tiie freight tariff on coal and coke was materially ad vanced despite the pretest ol the manufacturers and operators, a strong feeling was developed In lavor 01 the new road, and that leeiiug prompted the as sistance which has carried the road forward to completion. The Pittsburg, Washington and Balti more Company deny they have VIOLATED TUK TKKMS OF THEIR LBA8I with the Mount Pleasant branch, and, while admitting tney have not paid over the amount of money stipulated In the agreement, they claim the fault is with the officers of the branch road, who have neglected and refuse to give an official statement of the amount of their capital stock, and as the sum to be paid Is based on the amount of stock Invested, the Pittsburg, Wash ington aud Baltimore authorities ciaim that it is necessary lor them to have some official miorma tion on that point. The Southwestern Company, alias the Pennsylvania Central, have control of the Mount Pleasant branch, and thus have gained their point, at leaBt temporarily. They have also commenced operations at this end of the line bv taking up the switch at Brlnton's station and reiusing to allow the Connellsville Company to ship their coke cars over the Pennsylvania Uoad as has been heretofore the case. This, it is snld, will be a serious Inconvenience to the Connells ville Company. But they claim It will not result In any serious loss. THE BATTLE GROUND CHANGED TO OHIO. While the community have been a waning the receipt ol intelligence irom the scene of Saturday's skirmish, it was greatly surprised to learn this afternoon that the battle field had been changed. Hostilities had been removed to Newark, ohlo, between the giant corporations. When Garrett, who was in Baltimore, received the news ot the capture of the Mount I'leasant branch, it is sai<l, a meeting of directors of the Baltimore and Ohio was immediately held, when it was resolved to tele irraph to the superintendent at Newark, Ohio, to tear up at once the frog ol the Pittsburg, Cincin nati and St. Louis Railroad at that point. This road, which is generally known as the Pan Handle, has been using the same track between Newark and Columbus, a distance ol thirty-eight miles, with the Baltimore and Ohio. It was stated tne latter company had given the former consent to use this piece of road ?n payment of four-fifths of the expense of keeping the track In good condi tion, but that in RETALIATION FOR THE RnARP PRACTICE developed at Mount Pleasant that consent has been withdrawn. Your correspondent, to-nlglit, called on Mr. Webb, General Superintendent ol tne Pau Handle railroad, to learn if his road had oeen cut off. In reply to my inquiry to that effect he said he didn't see how' the Baltimore and Ohio could do It. as the road was owned jointly by the two companies, and one had equal privilege witli the other. However he expressed himself unhesi tatingly in regard to Garrett who. he stud, wouldn't stop nt anything to accomplish his end. Another official stated that Garrett felt sore over that TUSSLE WITH TOM SCOTT In Washington about a year ago. In which the Marylander was ever so badly worsted by the Penn sylvanlan. Though deleated tl-ere Garrett was not broken in spirit, and has longed for an opportunity for a renewal of the contest, an<l on other grounds and on more equal terms. Late to-night the air was tilled with ramors; one to the eflect that the members ol Duquesna Grays have been notified to hold themselves in readiness to proceed to i: road ford within an hour's notice, should this disturb ance occur. THE HUDSON RIVER. The Flrit Signs of a Permanent Opening of Navigation on the Old King. Pouohkkkpsie, March 31, 1873. The furious rain storm of Saturday, accompanied as It was by a violent southeast wind, played havoc with the ice In the Hudson Slver, and the effect Is visible hourly. The attempt or the pro peller John L. Hasbronck on Sanday to reach Poughkeepsle from Newburg, was a desperate and unsuccessful one. After she left Low Point she ploughed Into ice twelve Inches thick, and at every turn of her heavy screw she shook violently from stem to stern. For a distance of two miles her nose was held to its work, but at lost she became stationary, she could go no further, and then for two hours longer she worked strong and hard to get her prow turned southward again, and Anally succeeded, when fehe made for safe harbor at Newburg dock, which place she reached in safety. Some time during last night the Ice as far north as Newburg broke up along the shore on buth sides of the river, and when the ebb tide made this morning It moved southward In one vast body. When It reached the Highlands It completely blocked the river ftom Cold Spring to Went Point, and along the flats in Newburg Bay on the east shore It was piled in many instances twentv feet high. Between Cold Spring and Garrison, a canal boat lies high and dry on shore, having been torn from some dock and forced there by the lee. Between Cold Spring and Fishklll a large sailboat, with mant gone, lies ups?t on the shore. It was thought that the Hasbronck would make another attempt to reach here to-day, but Captain Cornell says she will leave Newburg to-night for New York. Mr. (ieort/e R. Uaylord, one of the own ers ot the propeller lMnlel S. Miller, has gone to New York to bring that vessel through. He says she will probably r,tmc to West Point to-night, and then attempt :o com" through to Poughkeepsle to morrow morning, taking daylight for the job. There is no doubt she will come here without muck diffi culty. This noon the ferryboat at this place ran down the river a short distance through the ice, making a detour to tne opposite shore. This set the Ice In front of this city moving, and now the proba bilities are that all tie Ice between here and New lork city will be on the move to-morrow and navi gation to this point be permanently opened. Above here, at Hsiuebeck, the steamboat Norwich has broken a track for the ferryboat. The Nor wich moved out of Koudont Creek at kn early hour this morning and headed at onoe lot' the east shore. Htr poweriul engine worked admirably and the noise of the crushing of the Ice as slic plunged Into it was heard a long distance. Hundreds of people watched her movements with tlie greatest interest. Below and above her foot passengers were crossing the river with much ner vousness though really there was no danger. For iin tionr or n.ore she fought her way and Anally reached Khlnebeck depot, amid the blowing of whiMtlp.< and cheers from the people assembled, and uith' afternoon the ferryboat wm tohfivt i oommenoed lior trips. The Norwich Mil probacy I start doivn the rhor tomorrow to break the way fov !b? ? umcr Thomas Cornel), whloh ve -ft i anxious n> cri't to Itow vork to get a new shaft. Jtforth Hi liuywlw.l Uie U t >???' W still safe at Saugeities, CatsklU ana Hudson, though it will not i>e long. At present there are no signs of a freshet In the Hwlaon, the up tides not being very foil. All the streams leading Into the Hudson, however, are rising, being swollen with suow from the back country, where In the woods the snow In twe feet deep on the level. Down at Butternilk Falls, near Cozzens, the stream there 1b pourtig down over the rocks into tne Hudson at a trenendous rate, and such Is the case with the Fall Llll Creek in this city. There are vast quantities cf snow In all the back country on both aides of the Hudson, and it must come lor ward rapidly. Itonlout, Saugerties and Catskill creeks are not yet b-oken up, but the crash cannot be delayed much lower, and all preparations pos sible have been mide to meet it. Thii wind this atternoon Is blowlig a gale again from the west ward, which will hkve a tendency to keep baak the flood tides and present a freshet. A boat will harder get to Albany this week, but in a few davs navigation will undoubtedly be open as far nortn an Snqrertles. Much freight is await ing shipment both up and down the river, aud shippers are becomiug anxious for the long-looked for break up. WEATHER EEPOET. War PKPARTSfKNT, ) Omoi or tqi Cniif signal Officer, J Wasuinuton, April 1?1 A. M. ) Synopsis for the Paat Twenty-tour Hours. The area of low barometer on Sunday night over Michigan and. Lake Brie has moved over the east of Maine b?youd> our. stations. Fresh northwest winds, partly cloudy and clearing weather now prevail over New KngUnd and New York. Light winds and calms with clear weather prevail from Lake Rrie southward to the mid dle and South Atlantic coasts, over which region the barometer is highest. A second storm centre has rapidly developed daring Monday In the upper Missouri Valley, and advanced southeastward into Arkansas. The pressure has fallen very generally over Lake Michigan and southward to Alabama. Fresh to brisk winds from south to east, with rain, prevail over Illinois and Missouri. Rising barometer and brisk northwest winds, Increaslug to gales, have been reported' from Uakota aud Colorado. Increasing southeast erly winds and failing barometer prevail on the Western Quit. J*robabilitles. The storm centre in Arkansas will move, during Tuesday, iuto Tennessee and the South Atlantic S ates; for Tuesday, In the Gulf States, increasing southerly winds, clouds and rain; in the South Atlantic States southeasterly winds, threatening and rainy weather; over the Lake region north east and easterly winds, with rain on Lake Michi gan, extending eastward over the Lower Lakes by Tuesday evening; for the southern portion of the Middle States, rising barometer and clear weather Tuesday morning, followed in the evening by falling barometer, easterly winds and partly cloudy weather: for New England, rising barome ter, westerly winds nnd clear weather. Cautionary signals are ordered for New Orleans, Mobile, Milwaukee, Chicago aud Toledo. The Weather In Thta City Yesterday* The following record will show the changes in the temperature for the past twenty -four hours In comparison with the corresponding day of last year, as Indicated by the thermometer at Iludnut's Pharmacy, Uekald Building:? 1872. 1873. 1872. 1873. 3 A. M 37 43 3 P. M 41 60 6 A. M 36 45 fl P. M 37 47 9 A. M 36 46 9 P. M 38 43 12 M 34 60 12 P. M 37 41 Average temperature yesterday 45 & Average temperature lor corresponding date last year 36% OBITUARY. Charles M. Barras. Mr. Charles M. Barras, the dramatic author, died yesterday at Coscob, Conn. The circumstances of his death were painful In the extreme. He lived at Coscob, and usually took the express train on the New Haven road to reach home and got off when the cars stopped at the Coscob bridge. On Sunday night he jumped off the carH carelessly and Instead of reaching the ground fell%between the trestle, a distance of seventj^feet, on the rocks below. Every effort was ^ save his life, but the injuries were too sem%, ana he died yesterday morning, Mr. Barras may be called the most fortunate dra ma uc author wlio evir lived. He made a very large fortune lrom one play? "The Black Crook"? which was the only one of consequence be has produced. The circumstances of the production arc very curious. Mr. Barras in the spring of 1866 called upon Mr. William Wheatley, then manager of Nlblo'B Garden Theatre, and offered lum the play ol the "Black Crook." It was Intended simply as a spectacular play and notiilng more. Mr. Wheatley looked over it and decided not to pro duce It. In the meantime, however, the Academy of Music burned down, and Mr. Harry I'aliner was left with a large ballet troupe on his hands, which be had engaged in Kurope, and which he had In tended brluglng out at the Academy. Mr. Palmer went from one theatre to another offering his oallet troupe, which had not jet arrived, but the various managers either could not make any use of It or did not trust the success of the venture. At length Mr. Palmer and Mr. Jarrett (who had lormed a partnership) offered the troupe to Mr. William Wneatley. This gentlaman was at first indisposed to engage In the speculation; bat, remembering the pigeon-holed play or the "Black Crook," he finally thought It might be utilized with the adjunct of ballet, and determined to bring It out. Mr. Barras made very prolltable terms, insuring himself a bene lite very two weeks or the run of the piece. Ab it wan supposed the thing would "ruu" hut a very short time this was consented to. It will be remembered what an enormous success the piece nad. Mr. Barras re ceived a handsome sum each Might on condition he would forego trie fortnightly benefit, In tkls manner, aud by selling the right to play the piece eisewhere, he accumulated a large rorrine. variously estimated at from two hundred thousand to four hundred thousand dollars. The name alone of the plav was the magnet, lor after somc time hardly a trace or the original drama remained. Until this production Mr. Barras was very poor, and eked out but a scanty livelihood by writing. He was about forty-seven years of age and an Englisliman, but had neeu in this country many years. He leaves a lamllv behind him. He was a pleasant, demure and mouest gentleman and sup ported his good fortune very well. The Marqnts ( haueloop-Laabat. Justin Napoleon Samuel Prosper, the Marquis Chasseloup-Laubat, died yesterday, according to oar cable telegram report from Paris. He was born on tke 29th of March, in the year 1805, and was, consequently, sixty-eight years of age at the moment or hl9 decease. He was an Italian by birth, having first seen the light at Alessandria. Pied mont, but he has ranked lor very maay years as an eminent statesman and leading politician of Prance. He studied at the Lycise Lculs-le-Orand, and entered the French Council ol State in the year 1828. In the year 1830 he was despatched to Algeria, where he served at the siege of Constan tino. In 1837 he was elected to the legislative body, and in 1838 appointed a Councillor or State. He served as Minister or Marine rrom the 10th or April to the 26th or October, 1851. Alter the coup Mtat he supported the government, and was elected in 1857. In 1858 he was named one of the Council or Colonization for Algeria, and succeeded Prince Napoleon Bonaparte as Minister in 1869. Lio visited Algeria, and ranked as a friend of the colo nists. He paid much attention to naval affairs, and was a supporter or sailors' rights In pay and the claims ol tlic widows and orphans or seuineu. He was appointed Senator In 18G2, and had the Grand Cross or the Legion of lienor. He was a ravorite contributor to the columns of the Revue des Deux Monde*. Hugh Maxwell. Hugh Maxwell, a prominent citizen of New York and for very many years a lead r in the business circles of the American metropolis, died at his residence, St Mark's place, yesterday. He was eighty-five years of age. Mr. Maxwell was for ' many years closely identified with the insurance business of New York. He was during a period one or the foremost members or the whig party ta this city, and for several years held the position or Collector or the Port. He was born in Scotland, and when a young roan sailed for America la the same ship with the late Grant Thorburn, J. C. Note. J. C. Nott, M. D., an eminent archncologlst and well known citizen, died In Mobile, ye-torday. He was sixty-nine years of age and expired oo th6 morning or his birthday anniversary. Joha Payne, alias Flnaerty. At Dublin, Ireland, during an Inquest on the body or John Payne, who was found dead under mysterious circumstances, It was proved that the deceased was a Protestant clergyman named Fln nerty, whose relatives belonged to York, Englari, and who had lived under an assumed name '.ui some time past In Dublin. When the room occu pied by the deceased was visited by the police stockbrokers' receipts, amounting to ?7oo and ?6M, with other property were found. He was proved to have been of eccentric habits and ttio Jury returned a verdict of death rrom disease or the heart. Row. Dr. Zaeharlas. Rev. Dr. Zaeharlas, pastor or t tie Fredericks (Md.) Rcfittm :d charctx for thirty-eight years, died yes t'Tdnf morning, sixty-eight years. He was an eminent divine, and even ?t his advancQdJretcll THE STATE CAPITAL. English's Memorial? The Insurance Companies' Side of the Case? Charge* of Libel Pending Against English? The Rapacious Lobby ists? The Charter-Plan, of the Battle in the Senate? How the Foroes Arc Arranged? The Probable Basalt Albany, March SI, 1878. The Committee on grievances will meet to-mor row morning to decide on what coarse they ought to pursue In the matter of Stephen English's me morial. The case of this man English promises to be productive of a good deal of interest. If the statements that I have heard right and left here to-day are based on what Is called good founda tions, are true, he is not such an immaculate sort of an individual as his friends try to make blm out to be. It la stated that ho Is held In Jail on the strength of a bad law, but It in pretty certain that that law la to be abolished. The committee are evidently BOTHERED ABOUT THR MATTF.R, and feel that they hare got a white elephant on their hands. Mr. Deebe tells me that when he in troduced the memorial he did so simply because It was handed to him to be Introduced, aud that he believed by advocating the motion that was Anally cjrned by his eloquence about "imprisonment on false pretence," be would attract the attention of the Legislature to the fact that there won a legal wrong to be legally righted. He says he had no idea, in making the motion he did, that tho Griev ance Commltteeshould be vested with full power to Investigate the Mutual Life Insurance Company, in view of the fact that English's memorial properly constituted, should have referred simply to the fact whether he was rightfully held or not on a Bult lor libel against him by Mr. Winston. Why the committee, because of this suit against an Individual, should be.empowered to Investigate the company with which Mr. Winston is con nected Is A QUESTION UK HAD NOT TnOUQHT OF, and yet, strange to say, the committee by his mo tion has the authority to investigate the company. Now, It may as well be said it lsrumored that there is a great deal back of this peculiar memorial business. On the face of it It will be concedcd TUB MEMORIALIST looks like a badly used man. If he Is, that Is ex actly what the committee has to And out and decide upon. His side of the case has been already pre sented to the public, and yet there are many promi nent members of the Legislature who contend that he can easily get ball if he wants to, and that he only wants to mate a George Francis Train martyr of hlmsell; that, In fact, he intendB, on the strengtn or a legislative action by which a bad law will be repealed, not only to get out of Jail, but to make a good thing out or the rumpus by a suit for false Im prisonment alter he gets out. The Joke of the thing is that there are now two criminal indictments lor libel against English, instituted in Kings county by Mr. George T. Hope, president of some insurance company in New York, and that officers have always been and are yet ready to arrest him on the strength or them whenever he Is released trom Ludlow Street JoiL Between the latter Jail and a cell in a criminal prison it is said that English has a preference, and has all along been anxious to keep out of the way of the criminal officers. THE FRIENDS OP THE COMPANY in the Assembly assert that English has never at any time raised the question whether the ball de manded la his Winston suit is excesslvo or moved its reduction. They m<neover state that English's counsel has often asked ior delays In preparing their answer to the complaint against him, and even up to this time have filed no unswer. if this be so tne committee will have to Inquire whether the prolongation of Mr. English's Imprisonment is due solely to himself or not. It may be stated Just here that the lnsnrance lobby w hie n was knocked ofT its pins some two weeks ago by the exposures ef the Herald, has net quite yet died out, and that the members of the third House are largely Interested In "keeping mat ters moving." In this Insurance bnslness there Is evidently A BIO STAKE SOMEWHERE. The fifteen thousand dollar man's snccetw has proved. It would seem, an Incentive to other un scrupulous rascals, and the row over the Uendee bill has made them all the more anxious to make their little pile. That the lobby are after the life Insurance companies, right or wrong, 1 know as a positive fact, and in default of railroad companies that will not come down between now and tne bal ance or the session they are determined to "strike" right and left. This English case has afforded TUB SHARKS a splendid opportunity, and tae committee owe it to itself, Judging from all I have beard In relation to the matter, to act In such a way as not to even give rise to suspicion as to their reform motives. The lobby strikers and workers outside the Legis lature are known in this Insurance business, and the strikers Inside the Legislature may not be un known. The Herald has already routed the ras cals in the Hendee case by Its exposures, and If, on the pretence of performing an act of reform, cer tain parties may do an act that will nil the tickets of the lobby, the members who have formed tho patriotic combination may bo dragged to light by name and district. THE CHARTER QUBBTION. To-morrow the charter discussion will be again resumed. The question is upon Senator Woodin's proposition to amend the twenty-seventh section, by substituting a clause giving the Mayor and the two heads of the Aidermanlc boards the appointing Sower, pure and simple, without confirmation, re ate or drawback. The debate will not be much longer or more bitter on this proposition than It has already been, and the Senate in its present temper will vote it down, probably without a deci sion. Lowery's proposition to give the Mayor the apiwintlng power, with confirmation by the Alder men, will then be the next question before the Senate, and here the battle will increase again. It will be amended, most likely, so as to retain several of the republican heads of departments already In office aud impose no additional restriction on the Mayor. It seems that Lowery's proposition and Woodln'? also rell like a thunderbolt on the heads of the members who had attended the caucus on Wednesday ularht and who rested under the im pression that a proposition to retain these heads bad been agreed to. It was freely said that Woodln was not keeping faith and that, finding the caucus uncontrollable, be had determined to wield the party whip In pub{l? and drive Senators to a record upon which the republican public were to pnt their decision according to the light given them In his own great speech. Again It waa said that Lowory first evaded the caucus agreement by in troducing his proposition, and that Woodln felt no longer bound by the agreement when I<owery had broken it. There was a good deal of astonishment among the caucus men when Hank Smith was named among- those to be retained, and the ques tion is yet very vehemently debated whether the party can carry blm or not. The democrats have determined to take no part in the debate on the twenty-seventh section so long as the republicans are divided, and will probably have no opportunity to disport themselves oratoricaliy antll the closing hours ol the oharter discussion. TOE SENATE IN COMMITTEE. In the Senate to-night Senator Kobertson's bill la relation to peremptory challenges of Grand Jurors In Westchester county was discussed in Committee of the Whole, made applicable to the whole state, and was thus ordered to a third reading. The bill to incorporate the People's Water Transit Company for the transportation or freight andpasscugers on the Hudson Klver, from the lower part or towu to the upper, waa also ordered to a third reading, with that portion of the bill stricken out which permits the company to own and use wagons ror tne transportation of passengers and freight to and from their boats. Tne President announced the following committee of the Senate relative to the worfcs of the Constitutional Com mission Messrs. James Wood, Robertson, Bo wen, Murphy, D. P. Wood, Lord and Cock. The Committee on Commerce reported an amended bill defining the duties of the Captain or the Port of New York. It provides that no boat can lie regis tered except it is In the port of Now York. All transportation lines which have a part of a pier and bulkhead may, when business requires, have the exclusive use of the whole of the pier and bulk head with the berths thereof, upon notifying the Harbor Master of the district that the business of the company requires the exclusive use of said pier. THE HOUSE IN COMMITTER. The House In Committee of the Whole ordered to a third reading the following bills:? To divide flic crime of murder into two degrees, and to punish the crime of arson ; to amend the Public Instruc tion act; making an appropriation of fw.aw to the Ninth regiment National Guard to par for unirorms worn out during the war, the bill being amended, however, by reqnlrlng the colonel of the regiment to give bonds for the proper application of the money. The Chair announced the following memners of the Joint committee on the part or the House to report a plan for the consideration of the constitutional amendments adopted by the Constitutional Com mission Messrs. Plerson, Alberger, Hosted, Prince, Fort. Ross, Kennedy, Patterson, Clapp, Gilbert, Dennlston. Jacobs, Weed, Kay and McUuire. Mr. Clarke Introduced a bill to amend the charter of the Gilbert Elevated Railroad Com pany by providing that the ronte shell not run through or over any of the streets fronting or bor dering on Washington square. SLIM ATTENDANCE. Both houses were very sllmly attended, owing to delays on the various railroads, occaaiuuud m iresheta. ? CROfWTOWN CARET'S BILL. Crosstown Carey's railroad bill has been slyrted by the Governor, and l*ecom*-s a law. CORRECTED TESTIMONY IN THE TWEED C'A* In the report or the testimony in the Tw ?ed case, sent from Albany a few days ago, Mr. wa4 , erroneously reported aa relating a c/nverMtinn in regard to the election of atate Senators la tMi Fall of 1871. Hit* testimony related to a conversa (lon he had with A. oakey Hall alone, and not la the presence ol oltlier Mi. Tweed or Ma. Connolly, and was simply a statement an to what Mr. Rail said Mr. Tweed expected would occur at such election. Had the couvereatlon been in the presence of Mr, Tweed, there would notiiave been any question aa to the admissibility of tue evidence. THE MODOCS. General Canby'i Latest Bulletin to Army Headquarter*? Hope* of a Settlement Wlthoat BloedihMt. Washington, March 31, 187U. General Canby telegraphs to General Sherman that tbe Commission to the Modoca works welL He ways that on the 27th lnst. the Modocs again in vited a conference, and Colonel Qillem, with tha party examining the approaches to the lav* beds, had a short Interview with two of tha most Intelligent, both, however, of the peace party. He Is of opinion that they are more subdued and' more amenable to reasoning than at the last in terview. General Ganby thinks that when tha avenues of escape are closed and their supplies cut off or abridged they will come In. INDIAN MURDERS. A Party ef Surveyor* Tracked by tho Redskins and Four Assassinated? Tha Whites Alarmed and Arming. Leavbnworth, March 31, 1R73. Trustworthy advices from Arkansas City have been received, telling of Indian depredations on the Clmmaron. On March 19 four government surveyors left camp on that stream for a stroll down the valley. Not returning their friends ia camp went in search of them the day foliowta?, and found them murdered. Their bodies had been burled In the sanA The trails Indicated that twenty Indians had fol lowed them about four miles. It is supposed a band of Cheyennes committed the murders. The names or the mnrdered surveyors are Daniel Short, E. M. Demlng, ol Arkansas City; C. IT. Davis, Chllllcothe, Mo., and an Englishman, Robert PooL Eight hundred Cheyennes were camped In view of tho massacre. The remaining surveyors abaa* doned the camp an<\ returned to Arkansas City. Two more surveying parties and several m -ssen gers are In that region, and with them are Dr. Colby and Wm. M. Gough, or Washington, D. A Apprehensions for their welfare are felt. Later. Lkavenworth, March 31, 1873. A squad of men was formed, and, with supplies for twenty days' march, left Arkansas City March 20 to warn and defend the surveyors. The settlers are Indignant, complaining against the government policy, and threatening to avenga the murders. _ A PROPOSED INTERNATIONAL TEMPERANCE LEAGUE. Philadelphia, March 31, 1873. The Catholic Total Abstinence Union of America will hold its annual conventiou of Stats President! in this city to-morrow. The Presidents of New Jersey, New York, and the New England states ar rived this evening. Some of the Western Presi dents are also here. An envoy sent to Ireland by the Netv Jersey Union returned this week with a proposition Irom the Irish societies to form a junction. The Irish bishops and clergy were con* lerred with. The plan Is to be brought before the National Board to-morrow by the New Jersey i'rusl* dent for definite actio u. SEAL FI8HINO. Satisfactory Kxhlblt ot tit* Paat Sea* ?on? 150,000 Seals Taken. Halifax, N. S., March 31, .1873. The following reports from Newfoundland sho* the seal fishery to have been very satisfactory. The steamship Sherbrooke has taken 20,000 seals ; steamship Wolf, 20,000; steamship Bloodhound. 25, ooo; steamship Walrus, ll.ooo; steamship Iceland, 80,000; Greenlanu, l.floo; City ot llall.'ax, 0,000; Tigris, 7.000; Ranger, h.ooo; Commodore, 3,000; brig Rolling Wave. l,loo; Merelin, '4000; Mast, til, 1,000, TELEGRAPHIC NEWS ITEUS. The smallpox Is abating lu the Utah settlements sad travel is increasing. .fames Gee, an Englishman. <vn? drowned ia tbe Mill trench, at Lonsdale. K. L, on Saturday evening hut. A sever* snow storm was ratfi'U at Bellast, Me., last evening. The train t'rnm Boston was half an hour late. Budd Poble will leave California Immediately with Rosalind lor New Vork, having failed to uiake a match with Occident Henry McCaasland, of San Francisco, who was tried for the murder of Noah Mallludoru, has been eouvicic J Of manslaughter. The bridge over White River, Arkansas, was completed yesterday, giving LitUe Kock unbroken railway connec tion with St. Louis. Tugs were moving about in Buffalo Creek vestcrday, the heavy rains having rotted the icc. Oue tug atuamwl out to open water ou the lake. MAILS FOR EUROPE. The steamship Nevada will leave this port oa Wednesday for Queenstown and Liverpool. The mails for Europe will close at the Post omca at six o'clock A. M. Tns New York Herald? Edition for Europe? will be ready at hall-past Ave o'clock In the norn. lng. single copies, In wrappers for mailing, atx eenta Storm the Intrenchments of the Bed bug. and roaches in every chamber, storeroom and lofl with KNOW LES' INSECT DE.sTROYKR befere tho hoi weather multiplies thousands to millions. Mow is tha time. A? For a Stylish and Elegant Hat Oa direct to the manufacturer, ESPftNSCHKTP, 11* Nassau street A? Herring'* Patent CHAMPION SAFES, 251 and 252 Broadway, corner 01 Murray street A Warwick or Elmwood Collar will fit better and wear longer than any other. Try them. A* Colds Breed Catarrh *0 Catarrh ends In consumption. WOLCOTT'8 CATARRH ANNIHfc LATOK radically cures Catarrh. Pint bottles, 9L A.? Herald Branch Office, Brooklyn* comer ot Fulton avenue and lloerumttrjab. Open trom 1 A. M. to 'J P. M. On Nnndav from tto IPX. Braanadorf dc Met* Have Removed their large stick of first class CABINET Fl'RNITl'KK, DRAPERIES. 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