Newspaper of The New York Herald, April 10, 1873, Page 7

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated April 10, 1873 Page 7
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Tllf FIMfi PROFIT. What Brigham Young's Res ignations Mean. ANOTHER MORMON EXODUS. The Lion of Polygamy to Lead the Lambs to Arizona. DESIGNING, BUT NOT RESIGNED. Prominent Saints Made the Figure heads? Brigham Still to Steer. THE NEW APPOINTEES. He Will Dictate to the Church, Build Rail roads and Prcach to the Indians. INS AND OUTS OF THE PRIESTHOOD. Twenty Thousand Mormons to Form the Advance. Xight for the Gentiles on Young's Old and New Moves. THE ADMINISTRATION AND UTAH. if the Saints Respect the Law the Courts Will Not Molest Them. . ? v" , . Salt Lake Cut, April 9, 1873. An effort to obtain on interview with Brig ham loung this afternoon, in obedience to orders from the Herald, was ineffectual. Your correspondent callcd at four o'clock at the Lion House and sent in his credentials. Brigbam's private secretary, McKenzie, re ceived the request and card with the air of the grand chambeblain of an empebob, and neglected to show the most ordinary courtesy. On calling at five, by request, your correspondent was informed that President Young had no further information to give the public. All that was to be done had been done and was published. Young had resigned the presidencies of Dcseret Bank and Zion's Co-operative Institution ; but ho had no intention of resigning as President of the Church, to which he had been re-elected yesterday. LIKE THE VEILED FBOrHET, I he could not be seen, and after another effort to get a hearing your correspondent left the awful shades of the Lion House without seeing the lion. From other sources, probably as re liable, he ascertains that Brigham has retired from the bank, Zion's Co-operative Mercan tile Institution, and trustee in trustship, to avebt the coming sxohm which he foresees. The appointment of a lot of figureheads, mere creatures of Young, to his place, relieves him of all responsibility, but does not affect his income. He will continue to reap the harvest while others, labor and as sume the responsibility. The late conference exhibited THE WANING 8TRENGTH OF rRISIPENT YOUNO. The change of base is shadowed forth by the anxiety to perfect the Arizona mission, which offers a new asylum for the leaders. Brigham s health is tolerably good, but he is preparing to turn over authority to his sons. THE SPRING CONFERENCE OF THE MORMONS, at which theso changes were made, met on Sunday and closed last niyht. On Sunday afternoon there were over fiitccn thousand Saints in the Tabernacle? a large attend ance. Brigham Young discourses twice daily. Business is lively. There are 20,000 visitors in the city. Brigham Young resigns all po sitions?even Trustee in Trust for Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Young lately returned exploring south. He says he FOUND THE LAND OF ENOCH. The truth is, preparations have been made for a Mormon exodus. A large number will leave in a few days, with Brigham Young at their head, for the San Fran mountain coun try, Arizona. The old man has lost his grip and SEEKS A NEW FIELD. with greater power aud new property. This will advance the Mormon problem towards being solved. Some Mormons will remain to ?close out business. Then all will g0 to the Arizona deserta. Brigham Young in the Tab ernaclo yesterday, before 14,000 people, for mally RESIGNED EVERYTHING, EXCEPT LEADER OF THE MORMON CHtJBCH, or Lion of the Lord. He said he was going so far south that the telegraph would not reach him. THE MISSIONS. A number of prominent Churchmen were sent on missions to Europe and the islands in the Pacific. New offices were created and filled. THE VACANCIES FILLED. The vacancy occasioned by the resignation of Brigham Young as Trustee in Trust of the Church was also filled. Twenty-five thousand dollars bonds are required of the Trustee in Trust of the Church and $10,000 bonds of the assistants, who handle $500,000 and more jearly,. VIEWS OF THE ADMINISTRATION. The Government and the Citizens of I'Uh In Peaceful Relations? No Inter ference In Mormon Affairs If the Lawi Are Obeyed and the United States Conrt la Not Molested. Washington, April 9 1873. The resignation of Brigham as trustee of the Mormon Church has attracted, as It would naturally be expected, the attention of tne promi nent officials in Washington, for there Is not a question to-day before the government superior to the Mormon question. I Ingham has been regarded by those in authority here as the spinal column of the Mormon Church, and, if be has abdicated in earnest, the mainstay of the polygamous insti tutions, it is believed, has been broken. The President has never disguised his true sentiment toward the Mormon doc trine of polygamy, and, since his election to the office of Chief Magistrate, has several times illuded to the blight on Western civilization in al lowing the institution to be perpetuated. With the conviction that Brigham 's exodus from Utah would weaken the Church and its orthodox followers, your correspondent called on the President to-day to ascertain from him what he thought of the Mor mon question now and the probable resignation of Brigham Young, and what etfect would this course have on the policy of the government in Its treat ment of the Utah question. The following was given as the views of the administration, with no reservation as to their publication:? So long as the people of Utah are quiet and law abiding they will not be disturbed, but that the administration will feel bound to uphold the au thority of the Govcrnmcut and its Court in that Territory. If any conflict should occur between the territorial and the Untted States Courts? what conflict might arise need not be anticipated at this time? it is enough to know that the slightest inter ference will be promptly checked. THE PEACEKUE RELATIONS existing between the government and people of Utah can only be affected by their own acts. If they obey the laws thore is nothing for the govern ment to do, or that the government proposes to do, in respect to them. The only thing the govern ment has desired Congress to do was to take away the authority given by their Territorial law to interfere with the selection of jurors, and make provision for their selection so as not to leave that power in the hands or the Mormons for jurors. Tne decision of the Supreme Court sustains their claim, and of course it must be respected. At present the United States Courts are comparatively powerless; they are doing little or nothing in cases' of a criminal nature, an 1 not near ao much in civil cases as if the jurors could be satisfactorily selected. No serious question other than this exists, and unless a conflict occurs between the Courts there is noth ing changed in the attitude of the government toward Utah. As before stated, if ft becomes neces sary to employ military force to uphold the Courts, or enforce the laws, It will be done. Respecting the resignation of Brigham Young there has been nothing officially received from the federal officers at Salt Lake City. That he will leave the Territory there is reasonable ground for doubt; but whether he goes or remains it would appear that that CHANOE IN MORMON INSTITUTIONS will be made which has so frequently been urged should be made to make the Mormons a part of the American body politic. If Brigham Young has absolutely resigned his authority and control of the Church it would be reasonable to presume that there will be a more liberal spirit diffused among the Mormons. THE LAST MOVE OF THE PROPHET. Brlgham Afraid o t Grant? The Dictator of the Saint* Retire* from Commercial Speculation? WU1 Not Abandon Poly gamy, But Will Go to Mexico? Hit Political Move* Exposed. Brlgham Toting has ever been an enigma to the "Gentile" world, and bis voluntary abdication on Tuesday of the highest positions of financial trust among bis people will bewilder outside unbe lievers more than ever; but to the student there Is in Brigham's present movement a pur pose perfectly consistent with the character and antecedents of the man. BKIGIIAM PHOTOOB4.PII ED. There Is no one mau in history that can be named to whom Brlgham may be compared by war of illustration, and no man ever was less understood outside ol the small circle of his dally associ ates than is Brlgham Young to-day la Utah. Without any disrespect to either the living or the dead, the Prophet of the Rocky Mountains may be said to combine pre-emi nently in his person the distinguishing traits of three representative men? Mobammed, Richelieu and Grant. Be bus all the visionary fanaticism, the "Koran or the sword" enthusiasm of the Arabian prophet; the subtle, diplomatic, foxy dis position of the French Cardinal-Premier, and the self-will and unyielding character of the present occupant of the chair of Washington. Add to these the comic peculiarities of Tabernacle Tal mage and the brow-beating eloquence of George Francis Train, and the "make up" of Brlgham Young, tho Mormon prophet, is complete. SKEKINO TO SAVE HIMSELF. The announcement of his retiring from the chief direction of the Bank of Deseret, from the Presi dency of Zlon's Co-operative Mercantile Institu tion and from the office of "Trustee-ln-Trust" of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints may shake the credit of the two named financial Insti tutions throughout the Union, for Brigham's iron will created both of them, and it was his Influence and word only which commanded the business asso ciated with their names. Now that he relaxes his gtasp and the people follow their own inclinations wit hout the fear of his anathemas, the reaction win tiring about a perlect revolution in commerce amoig the Saints, and "Gentiles" and apostates iu Utah are certain to gain the ascendency. LEGISLATIVE MANIPULATION. At the last session of the Utah Legislature a statute was carefully framed changing "Zlon's Co operative Mercantile Institution" into a company of "limited liability," and by that measure the moneyed men who had been forced Into association with the Prophet were held responsible only for the amount of their own subscribed stock. The dissenting Mormons had for the last three years threatened to make Brlgham account for the millions he has controlled as "Trustee-ln-Trust," and they only awaltea the settlement of the Jiry question that was before the Supreme Court of the United States, In order to take measures to reach that end. To forestall this that same Legislature passed a bill annulling, after one year from the date of their action, all indebtedness In Utah which had not either been settled by note or was In adju dication before the Courts. On the 16th of last February this hill came Into effect, and Brlgham Young was then no longer accountable for the twenty or thirty millions which he has lavished upon his family and his personal estate during that same number of years past. ? IB CREDIT MOBILIKK OPERATIONS. Brlgham has been preparing for this coup d'etat during the last three years, and to that end his representatives m Congress were ever ready to "loan" to a needy official In the departments or to "tide over" an M. C. with a "retainer" for legal service, in order ?o keep back Congressional action. But the culminating shrewdness of the Prophet's manipulation was exhibited in the ready endorse ment which ho obtained from the present "Gentile" Governor of the Territory, wbo, on the last day of the Utah Legislature, signed hastily all Brigham's bills, on the next day wrote to President Grant im ploring his Influence with Congress to veto the bills that he, as Governor, had Just signed. TIIR SAINTS HBJOICR. With the decision of the Supreme Court In favor of his Jury bill, ami the neglect or Congress to afford relief to the federal courts, Brlgham on the 4th of March felt relieved, and rejoiced at tho tri umph of his diplomacy. But underneath all this parade of peace there was still a foar that Presi dent Grant had "put his fo?t down" when he an nounced his determination to "execute the laws in I'lMb." Bi'lghain. not wit tint amllug this Indifference or Congress, has judged it best to be safe, and nas therefore resolved to await events In Southern Utah, so contiguous to Mexico that he can at any time pass Into that country and be beyond the reach of the United States government. No man in the Tombs to-day realizes the death sentence of the law more than Brlgtiam Young feels the condemnation of the world for the mur ders that have been perpetrated in Utah. The spectres of the dead haunt him, and when the fed eral Courts are in session his physical weakness and consequences are distressing to his laniily. PLAYING TUB POX. The announcement of his declining strength and advancing age yesterday Is contradicted by th?^ telegrams of the preceding day, which report his appearance in the Conference and at the Taber nacle. He was on Sunday "buoyant and brisk as a youth." On Tuesday he was rapidly ageing. Brig ham is but playing his old game of hoodwinking the nation. AFRAID OF PRESIDENT UKANT. Before his representative (Cannon) and his dele gate (Hoeper) lelt Washington, at the close of the session, they expressed themselves strongly sus picious of ttie purposes of President Grant. They believed that he intended to use all the power of the government to suppress polygamy, and they knew that to tills Urlirham would never consent. Cannon is an enthusiast, and expressed his con viction that the Mormon deity would help the Prophet through all his troubles with the "modern Pharoah." Hooper, a man of more mature years and more experienced in Congressional business, thought that "Brother Young had better get out of the way." THE PROPHET'S POLITICAL COUNSELLOR. General Thos. L. Kane, of Pennsylvania, who has been Brigham's political counsellor fer many years, passed the last winter wilh the prophet In southern Utah, and advised him to concede to the demands of the age and abandon polygamy, but he would only consent to "get out of the way," and If pursued by the government would cross the borders into Mexico. This Is the whole matter in a nut shell. Brtgham is an arrant coward when laced by a resolute foe, and in this his latest move he is only preparing the way for his own safety, regard less of the loss ef commercial credit whlet his llian clal followers must sustain. AVOIDING THE LAW. At first reading, the telegrams would seem to announce that Hrlgham had surrendered all pre siding authority In the church, but this he has not done, nor auythlng like it. lie lias only sliullled out of his own personal and legal responsibilities In matters ?f business. He Is desirous that such men as Hooper, Rldredge and Jennings should stand before the publtc as the chief of the Mormon busi ness men, upon whom all the financial responsibil ity of the schemes which Rrlgham has inaugurated would rest, while ho himself escapes. He places the Apostle George A. Smith as "Trmstee-in-Trust," but associates with him seven others to share the responsibilities of the position and quietly to supervise his actions. But Brighton still retains for lumsell the imperial sway? the Presidency of the Church, which he will never relinquish until his dying day, and then it will pass into the hands of Brlghaui Young, Jr. TIIE END APrROACniNG. Viewing the present actions of this wily auto crat of the Rocky Mountains in the light of his past 111 e there is reason lor congratulation that some one has brenght him to realize that his reign of terrer is drawing to a close, and that the proba bilities are that he will live long enough, even in a few short months, to see that hla foolish scheme for founding a "kingdom" is but auotlier ef the visionary phantoms that have so frequently dis turbed the "peace of society, In other ages as well as the present, and which must of necessity pass away before the inevitable march of civilization. The poor, believing, toiling people of Utah should new begin to realize how much they have been duped in the name of religion, and how they have been used to build up a "codfish aristocracy" uuder the shadow of Brigham's wing. The very men ^fho have been called to the respon sible positions named in the telegrams are for the most part utterly devoid of laith In Brlgliam, and are associated with him only on account of their wealth and social position. The Chief Kxecatlve of the nation has only to hold a steady hand over Utah, and to make Brig ham fell that murders in "the name oi the Lord" will no longer go unpunished, and the Propnet will soon subside Into peaceful citizenship or retire to Arizona or to Mexico. The back-bone of Mormon ism is broken when the people rcluse to pay their tithing. ANOTHER PRACTICAL JOKE. Crowds Gather on Broadway to See Professor Cantell A. Biglle Bound Into Space and are Disappointed? Incidents and Scenes Among the Sightseers. At about three o'clock yesterday afternoon, as the brokers were coming up lrorn Wall street, Broadway presented a lively scene. On the cor ners or Wall street, Pine street and as lar down as Exchange place, on Broadway, crewds of people bad assembled to witness the (light of Professor Cantell A Biglte, of Wisconsin, who was announced to fly about and around the plauacle of Trinity to a place not speciilcd. Some of the dupes were loud In their protesta tions thai the Professor would fly to New Jersey, where a lunch had been prepared for him, wl.lle others maintained that he would light on one of the tombstones In Trinity graveyard. At about half-past three the crowd became so large that the policemen had to clear the sidewalk. But the crowd went to see the bird and they only moved off to move on again. It Is needless to say that the whold thing was a grand hoax and the would-be spectators were disappointed. About this time the young bloods wha were "steering the job'' came out on the street and the sport began. Every one was inquiring where the man was to fly from? on the north, south, east or west side ? A young broker, with a high plug hat and a diamond pin, now cane on the scene, at tne corner of Pine street, aud to the question answered that he (the Professor) was now on the south west window or the steeple. Im mediately there was a rush down Broadway, in which several hats were lost and irampied upon. If the left-handed orlsans ol the in dividual with dilapidated chapeauft were efficacious the learned wmaor and the crowd would have taken a trip into the bowels 01 the earth, where the Fahrenheit thermometer indicates an infinite infinity of "nineties," Instead or heaven ward. When the crowd arrived at Exchange place 'here was nothing ta be seen but the sombre outside of tiie steeple, and much dissatisfaction was manifested. In about three minutes three or laur ol the practical jokers, who had stationed themselves in Exchange place, started an a run up toward Pine street, aud tlio crowd iollowed in hot pursuit, thinking that Mr. Biglie was on the wing. Although again confronted by disappalntmeut their ardor wus not to dampened: the jokers gave them a few more trats, and then the little game bnsted, the operators retlrlug well satisfied wlta their afternoon's work; but some oi the crowd, still hopeiul, lingered until night dimmed their op tics. The circulars which were distributed in the city were also sent to many at the adjacent towns in New Jersey, Island and Stuten island, with "K. 8. V. P." npan them. This Uttle nvitaiion was answered by many gullible farmers in person, who declared, with much chagrin. tMK New York was the worst lying hole in creation. BAHQUET TO MB. CATTELL The Ex-Senator Entertained In Phila delphia Before Proceeding U? Europe on Funding Business for the Govern ment. Philadelphia, April 0, 18*3. Ex-Senator Cattell, who is about to depart for Europe to assist in reiunding the government bonds, was entertained this evening at a banquet given by the presidents of the Philadelphia national banks at the Continental liotel. Thomas Robins, of the Philadelphia National Bank, presided, and lhtrodaced Morton McMichael, w ho eulogized the government for fhe appointment of Mr. Cattell, and predicted the success ol the mission be had under taken. In response to a toast Mr. Cattell made an elo quent speech, returning tnanks for the compli ment. speeches were also made by Mr. Littleton. President of the Select Council, Mr. J. Ku?ell Thayer, Colonel Forney, Mr. 1). Nobltt, Ex-Uov eiuor Pollock, Judge Thayer and ethers. A BANK 8WINDLEB "WORKIHQ" INDIANA Evansyillb, April 9, 1873. The Evansvllle National Bank was swindled outt of $i,ooo, and the First National Bank out ol IVUki, by forged drafts presented by a man giving the napo ol II. denize, who escaped with money. WASHINGTON. The President to Take a Tour East, West and South* "ON TO RICHMOND." Children of the Syndicate Set ting Out for Europe. THE SANDWICH ISLANDS. General Scofield's Report in the Affinities of Kin; Billy Lunallio. OUR NEW WAR SHIPS. Peculiarities in the Construction of the Wood and Iron Sloops. Washington, April 9, 1873. The President To Go to Connecticut, and Afterward* to Richmond and Norfolk. The President will, on Monday next, leave for Connecticut, and will be absent several days. Re turning he will visit St. Louis, and expects to be In Washington early in May. On the 10th he will leave lor Richmond and Norfolk. The most exten sive preparations are being made for his reception in those cities, and he may extend the trip to one or two towns on branch roads between here and Norfolk. Work on the New War Ships Com menced?Peculiarities of Their Con struction. Orders have been Issued to the Navy Department to lay the keels and begin the work of getting ma terial ready for the construction of lour of the new naval vessels. Three of the class of the United States steamer Nipslc, of about six nundreu and lorty tons, are to be constructed of wood; one at Portsmouth, one at Boston and the third at Konolk. The plan is to at tain the greatest speed with the heaviest battery the size will permit. The fourth vessel Is to bo a novelty In American naval architecture, and will be constructed at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. The work or laying the keel having, in fact, already begun, this vessel, also to be constructed of wood, is designed to be the most loruildable In the service. She will be to the American Navy

what the Raleigh, recently launched irom an Eng lish dockyard, is to the British Navy? an entirely new type of ship, so lar as the models heretorore followed. It Is not intended she will be so large as the Ralelgn, but greater strength, dura bility and lighting capacity will be provided lor. The novelty will be the balancing power, by which a .evei gnn deck may be had with all the armament on one side. Speed also will be one of the features of this new war cralt. It will probably be two months before the plans of this vessel are completed. In the meantime work men will bo engaged in getting out the material for construction of the hull. The breaking up of the Philadelphia Navy lard prevented the building of one of the now vessels at that place. The Board of Engineers engaged In perfecting the plun of the league Island Navy Yard, to which all the machinery, Ac., at the Philadelphia Navy Yard are to be trans lerred, have nearly completed their labor anu will be ready to report in a lew days. The new yard, as designed, will not be completed for at least liity years. A small wooden screw vessel will be con structed at the Mare Island Navy Yard. The re mainder of the number? three? will be built of iron, speculations for which are now being pre pared and will shortly be published. Children of the Syndicate Preparing for Europe and a Market. A few of the Syndicate pilgrims will be ready to leave New York on Saturday. Thereafter the favored employes of the Treasury Department will follow with strong boxes packed with bonds. The theory is this at the Treasury Department, that no one has anyoillcial light to these courtesies; hence no one Is invited to go. Those who are singled out for the pilgrimage are the personal friends of the head of the Treasury Department and his confidential advisers. The venerable Sccond Comptroller, Dr. J. M. Brodhead, will lead the second party of Treasury pilgrims and even a collector oi Internal Revenue will manage to get a free trip to Eaxope and back. There are other devout Treasury clerks who dally pray that they, too, may be allowed to risk their lives on ocean steamships at the Syndicate's ex pense. Treasury Balances. The balances in the Treasury at the close of business to-day were :? Currency, $3,310,580 62 ; special deposits for the redemption of certificates of dteposit, 125,025,000; coin, $70,657,740 15, Includ ing $23,861,000 in coin certificates; legal tenders outstanding, $358,830,600. Mem. for the White Star Line. The Treasury Department has decided that the carrying, as a business, of material taken Irom wrecks found In the waters of the United States is a part of the coasting trade of the United States in which a lorelgn vessel cannot engage without a violation of the acts of 17?3 and 1817, subjecting the goods to forfeiture aud the payment of a penalty of $1 per ton on the vessel's tonnage. The Expenses of the North Pacific Ex pedition. Following upon Secretary Belknap's edict against the large yearly deficiency bills of his bureaus comes the question of providing supplies and trans portation for the large escorts required by survey ing and construction parties on the Northern Pacific road. The quartermaster's Department flnds that with increased demands irom every quarter where the Indians are troublesome, as In the Modoc country, Arizona, Texas and the West and Northwest Territories, it will be necessary to* provide an entirely new outfit for the North Pacific expedition, aud ara glum and gloomy over the prospect of facing Congress with auother big de ficiency bill next session. Disputes that Complicate the Issuance of Ships' Papers. The Treasury Department has decided that where disputes among owners complicate issuance of ships' papers the papers shall be Issued to the managing owner on taking the usual oath of own ership aud citizenship. This relieves Collectors of Customs irom settling complex questions of title, and leaves disputes to the State or federal Courts. General Schofield's Report ou the Sand wich Islands. General Schofield telegraphed to the War De partment to-day that he would commence his oflUial report of his visit to the sandwich Islands immediately, aud that he would be able to finish it In about a week. When received it will be sent to the State Department for Its information, and remain in the dusty archives until the new build ing is completed, then to be removed and interred until the last trump invokes it from the Stale De partment graveyard. Army Officers Resigned and Dlsmlr'.ed. The following is a list of army officers who left the service during the week ending April 6, as an nounced by the Adjutant General to-day : ? Captain I James E. Putnam, ol the Twelfth imaniry, resigned I March 31; First Lieutenant Augustus P. Green, of I the Fourth artillery, dismissed March 28; Second J Lieutenant E. S. H olden, resigned March 28; As I sistant. Surgeon Morris J. Asch, resigned March 31. Appointments hy the President. The President to-day made the tollowing appoint ments:? Charles oelpin, to be surveyor of Cus toms. at. Baltimore, Md. ; II. C. Carter, Surveyor of Customs, at St. Joseph, Mo. ; Edward R. Roberts, Agent of the Indians, at the Creek Agency, Indian Territory ; Thomas E. MUstead, Collector yi yua torns, at Yorfctown, Va. I THE FLOODS. w THE GENESEE VALLEY IIUHDITED. Vallov Canal Damaged to a Great Extent. Basements Filled with Water in Roches ter?A Man Nearly Drowned. Railroad Travel Suspended in New York State. ROCIIKSTIB, April 9, 1873. It has been mining hard here all the afternoon and evening, and also up tlte valley. Special* from Mount Morris say that the rtver is higher and still raining, and warning us to prepared lor any emer gency. The basements of the Btores in Exchange place, Mill and Front streets are filling with water. Large sections of the towpath and banks of the Valley Canal, seven mile* south of this city, arc washed out and the river ts flowing in. There ia a reported break in the ttame canal at ltapids, one mile south of the city. The river is rising here and the canal9 through the city slowly filling. There are tears that the lumber from the yards lu Exchange street will be washed Into the race and rtver to-night, obstruct ing the arches of the bridges. Heavy damage is reported at Mount Morris to the canal there and the vicinity. Clangs ex men stuud ready to cut tlio banks ?t the emu a I south of the city when necessary to let the water tlow into the rtver. Merchants la the central part of the city are removing goods to places or satcty. Avon, Genesee and Mount Morrla say that the river is rising fast. Great alarm is lelt here, and there are apprehensions or a more dlstrous flood lhau occurred by the one in 1866. All the freight trains are abandoned east oi here on the t ent rul and Erie railways to-day. The tracks are sub merged near the Clyde, but not waalied out. The waste weir, near the welglilockin the canal feeder, has gone out, and the river Is flowing in. A man was nearly drowned in a house in Front street this afternoon, and had to be taken to the hospital. Canal oflicials say the Valley Canal Is so damaged as to be beyond repair belore the middle of the season of navigation. Grcut Damage to the Railroads. Albany, April o, 187X The flood on the Central Kallroad track west ot here is causing serious damage to business inter ests. No trains have reached this city since yester day morning. The track from spraker's to Pala tine Bridge was entirely submerged, in some places to the depth of about three feet, by foe and water. A freight, train was thrown from the track above Spraker'a by the suddenness of the Hood, and a number of cars were dam aged. A large section of the track is also reported to have been washed away. No trains from west or i'alatine Iirldge cau pass the obstructions. Trams from Fonda, Amsterdam and Scbeuectady are the only ones running. A large gang ?t men have been sent to the obstructed part, and they will repair the track as soon as the water subsides, which it is expected to da to-day. A heavy pas senger train left for the West at two o'clock this af ternoon, in hopes of getting through ail right. The ice has not yet given way in either East or West Canada Creek. W hen It does the ice gorge In the Mohawk will be broken and the water west will then begin to (all. At Sandy lllil and other northern points on the Hudson the water was rising at noon to-day, although there has been no break in the Upper Hudson. Should the Canada creeks and Upper Hudson break away simultaneously there would be a heavy freshet here. Damage on the Oiwego River. Albany, N. Y., April a, 1873. It i8 understood that the new high (lain across the Oswego Klver, near Oswego, was torn away yesterday. It belonged to the State and was near completion, over one Hundred and eighty thousand dollars had i>een expended upon It and a further appropriation was asked for. We have uo particular*. The Obstruction* on the Hntlion. POUOUKEKPSIB, N. Y., April 9, 1873. All the ice In the Hudson ltiver is on the move this morning. The steamer Hasbrouck, from New York, did not reach here till ten o'clock tills morn ing, fully eight hours benind time in consequence of the obstructions. A Serious flood in Massachusetts. Worcester, Mass., April 0, 1873. The dam atRamshorn pond, West Mlilbury, tlve hundred leet long, gave way early this morning, and the water swept through the valley In West Mlilbury, Auburn and the southern part of this city. At West Millbury, Lombard's shingle yard was entirely destroyed, and two houses were car rlcd by the current ior a considerable distance, one of thein being prevented from going over the talis by being caaglit iri trees, (ilgg's tannery was nearly destroyed and three bridges across the highway were washed away and the roads were badly washed oat. l.arned's mill at Auburn is badly damaged, and 150 feet of track of the Norwich ami Worcester Railroad, with a stone bridge, are washed away. The low lands In the southern portion ol this city are flooded and the damage will be very heavy. At nine o'clock to-night It is thought that, no fur ther damage will result unless Trowbridge dam, two miles irom the city, breaks. Susquehanna, Delaware and Lehigh Hirers. WlLK E8BARRE, Pa., April 9, 1873. The Susquehanna rose to twcnty-thrco feet above low water mark this morning. There is a continuous sheet of water between Pike's Hotel, In Kingston, and the bridge, and boats can be towed the whole distance. The river is falling slowly this afternoon. At Kaston the Delaware River Is still twenty feet above low water mark and rising. The Lehigh Is falling. The canal is flooded in several places. No serious damage is reported. Great Destruction of Property in Mary land. Fort Wayne, Ind., April 9, 1H73. The heaviest rainstorm for live years occurred here during the forty-eight hours ending this evening, the fall being three Indies and three-quarters. St. Mary's River overflowed its banks, almost floating barns and houses on the low grounds. Three hundred yards or the Fort Wavne, Muncle and Cincinnati Railroad track was washed away this morning. The railroad bridge at Waterloo was also carried away this morning. The Saginaw River Rising. Detroit, Midi., April u, 1873. The water in the Saginaw River is nearly op to the point reached by the flood two years ago, and is still rising. Railroad communication with Ray city will tie interrupted a lew days, but steamboats are i tinning thence to East Saginaw. THE ROCHESTER DISASTER. Only One Body Recovered? The Number Loit Still a Mystery? An Active Search Being Made for Additional Bodies. Rochester, N. Y, April 0, 187:). The bodv of one of the lost of last night is re ported found at Hanford's Landing, contrary to all expectations. It is impossible to tell how many were lost by the accident. It will take several days to deter- 1 mine. William Pratt, aged fifteen; Fayette Taylor, aged twenty-six, and Hurry (iorman, aged eighteen, John McDermott, twenty, and other names are rumored as being among the lost, but not known certainly. Search Is being made for the bodies at the scene of the calamity, but none have yet i>een recovered. Men have been at work ail day grappling for the nodies supposed to be in the hooded base ments, but nothing was brought to the sur face save a hat and an umbrella. The latter article has proved not to be the one held by the drowned youth when the accident happened, one or those wfco escaped states that two or three strangers in the city were among the number thrown Into the watvr. A moment before, as thev saw the damage the flood was doing, lie heard them say, "Glad we don't live in Rochester." It Is believed those persons failed to struggle from beneath the tailing timbers and the toppiing walls. DEATH OF A NEW YORK STENOGRAPHER. Hakkisbvrh, Pa.. April 9, 1873. Mr. Mason w?s one of the ottlclnl stenographers of the Tennsyivaula Senate. He retired last night at about eleven o'clock to his room at the Locniul House, complaining of an aifectlon In the region of the heart. Imt without al.innlng symptoms and was tound dead tins morning. It is suuuuscd that lie died Row pal all si^ 01 the hcarw WEATHER REPORT. War Dki'artmkmt, > Office ok the Chirk Sional Offiuir, > VV ashiniITon, April 10? 1 A. M. J SV "opsin for the Pant Twentvfour Hour n. Tiie storm centre that was on Tuesday night aft Indiana lias moved northeast beyond our stations. A minor depression thai was proba bly In Hast Tennessee has moved northeastwanf as a pretty extensive local storm, ana is now ap parently central over Delaware Bay. The barorne* ter has risen during Wednesday over New ?ug land, with Increasing easterly winds, threat* ening weather and light rains. The ares of warm southwesterly winds, after beln? circumscribed to within Virginia and Nortlt Carolina, has now apparently disappeared* Rising barometer, falling temperatnre and west erly winds increasing to brisk, prevail on tho South Atlantic eeast; clear weather and light; winds, with falling temperature and rising barom eter prevail In the (lull States and nortnward to the Ohio Valley. Great and brink, southerly wind* have been reported Iroin the the extreme Southwest, where they apparently still continue, but with diminishing force. Northeasterly winds, with rain on the l?wer lakes, are new followed by westerly winds and ralu on Lake Ontario, and by southwest winds, partly cloudy and clear weather on Lake Erie. Probabilities. The lowest barometer moves northeastward along the East Atlantic coast to Cape Cod; for New England, on Thursday, easterly winds, clou't and rain, followod in Che evening by northwest winds and clearing weather; for the Middle States falling temperature, fresh to brlsn westerly winds, clearing and clear weather; for the Sooth Atlantic States rising barometer, light winds and clear wea ther ; for the Southern States rising barometer, soutlt and southwest winds and generally clear weather; lor the lalte region dlmlnishlur winds, rising barometer, clear or clearing weather.- Cautionary signals continue at Duluth, Milwaukee, Chicago,. Grand Haven, Detroit, Toledo, Cleveland. Buffalo. Oswego. Rochester, Kastport, Portland. Me.; Boston, Wood's Hole, New London, New tlavcnr New York, Cape May, Baltimore and Nor folk. Midnight reports are missing from the upper lakes aud the Northwest. The Weather in This City Vfotfrrtay. The following record will Bhow the changes in the temperature far the past twonty-iour hours in comparison with the corresponding day ot last year, as inslleatod by the tluirinometer at liudnut'n ITmmacy, 11kkam> Building: ? 1872. 1873. 1972. 1873. ?A. M 43 48 3 P. M 50 I* OA. M 42 40 OF. M 52 43 9 A. M 44 47 9 L\ M... 54 42 12 M 4.') 47 12 F. M 03 41 Average temperature yesterday 45 Averaare temperature for corresponding date last year 1776' COCHISE'S BLOODY BAND. The Indian Agent JciTenlt Denies that the "Big Chief" Has Been on a ltatd' Into Sonora, Mexico. Washington, April 9, 1873. Special Agent Jetfcrds, wilting to the Commia sioncr of Indan Affairs, under date of March 21, from Sulphur Springs, Arizona, says:? "In reply t? the telegram iroui yonr ofllce of February 27, in quiring If Cochise had gone into Souora, I would state that neither Cochise nor any of his sul>-chicfs have left this reservation sinc? they made peace, live months ago; neither has lie manifested auv disposition to leave. On the contrary,, he has informed me when parties from other reservations were leaving their reserves with that intention, and has done everything ha could to prevent their so doinir. Mr. Jeffords also reports that ali the Indians of Cochise's band, num bering over one thousand, have conformed In all respects to their treaty with General Howard. Died. Terry.? On Wednesday evening, April 9, Ki.izav bktii Asri ky, daughter of David und June Terry. Nutioe oi funeral hereafter. [For other Deullm Hen fifth Page. j Do Ton ('ought Then Prevent, If Vno have any Kuraptlou, with HALF'S llONKY OF IIOltK IIOUNF ANI) T A It , thu consumption. l'lKJVS TOOTH ACHE HKol'S cure luonc uiinule. A.? 'For Superior (tuallty? Elegant, stylish Hat* go direct to the maiiul.'icturcr KSPtiNSCIlMD, U.S Nassau street. A.? 'Herring's Patent CHAMPION SAFKS, 2.M aadttt Broadway, contrM Murray strr >t. A.? Who Wants a Hat 1 Go to Dougaa* manufacturer, 1U2 Nassau street, corner at Aun. A Startling Story? The Story of "Little Sunshine," hy Francis S. Smith, Jun commenced in tho NKW YoltK WfcliKLY, will be eaverly perused br c vc r v working sill. It forcibly illustrates bow thia poorly paid class arc abused by unprincipled employers. About Every Second Person One Meet* nowadays is suffering from a cold. The RUSSIAN VA FOIt HATHS, 25 Kast Fourth street, afford instant, per manent and plcusuut re I lor. All the Time, In Prose or Khyme, Pain PAINT, I see, is tested tree on Cliatiiain sonare. Sold everywhere. Batchelor's Hair Dye? The Best In th? world. Tho oaiy true anJ perfect dye. All drag^ista sell It. Cristadoro's Excelsior Hair Dye Tram* forms hoary heads litfo youihful ones inslajiuncoiuly Sold everywhere. ?'Dress Hats for Kasler."-Vonmsni| Hatter, 719 Broad wsr, New York Hotel, snA I HB Hr >ad wsy Albemarle lloUl. Correct "styles" li? Oelitlenion's, Boys' and Youth's lists. KiikUkIi Hats in variety for kcu tiemen's wear just received. "Kaiter Hate." Dl'NLAP A CO., Hatters, won Id remind thr centlis.. men ot this city ttuii all of our "EASTER STYLES" ar? now complete, and Invite your inspe ctieii. Correct STYLES in GENTLEMEN'S II Ais. Correct STYLES lor HOYS AN1> YOUTHS 174 Firth avenue, between. Twenty seennd and Twenty* tli ir>l street*, un?l WfJ Broadway, opposite Metropolitan. Hotel. HolyoUc'a Celebrated Krvcr and Ago* Cure may l>c ?blamed at <J7S Eighth avenue, between Flftv -seventh anil Kilty eighth street* Keiirnrf'i Burhu Itadirally tnrra Bright'* Disease, Gravel. Dropsy, Diabetes, Oout ami Urinary Disease in every stage. 104 Duiimi strent. PhyaU clau in'attendfenee. Advice gratis. III'DNC'T, Agent. Royal Havana l<nttrry Kilranrillnarjr. $1,200.01*). ONE PRIZE IN EVERY SEVEN TICKETS. WILL HE DRAWN ON AiMtlL 22, IK7X 1 Capital Prize $??.?? 1 Capital Prize 100,0*1 1 Capital Prize 50,v*M 2 capital Prt*e* $25,01*1 each So.imi 4 Capital Prizes ilQ.000 eae.b 40.UK> 12 Capital Prizes S5.0U0 each IW.oUH 4t<? Prueii $500 ein-h. 2:u,.*>? 1.607 Prizes amounting to .. Ifu.jOtl 2,097? Prizes amounting to $i,200,im? Prize* paid ; information furnished Orders tlUed. Highest rates paid for Spanish Bank, Bills, Government Security, Ac.. Ac. TAYLOR A Co., Bankers. Iti Wall street. New York. Royal Havana Lottery? The K*traoi* Miliary drawing takes place the 22d uist. .1 II MAR TI NE# A Co., Bankers, 10 Wall itreet' Post office bo* Kti'iS, Royal Havana Lottery. Kilraordinary drawings April 23. R ORTEGA, Sv. 9 Wall sweet. Bo*. IMft Port office. _ The Babrork Knylnr In Uoston. FIRES BXTING('I<OlKb HY IT SINCE FKIJRUARY 10U A REMARKABLE RECORD. Feb. 10? Bowdoin sij-eet ? E'ltlroiy exilngiiisliud. Feb. 12? Temple House.,? Entirely extinguished. Feb 1.1? Last Factory, Kuitoli plan ?Entirely oxtln-' fruished. Feb. 19? Boy aton A Roberts' dry goiJs stare, No. H Trc mont row.? Entirely extinguished. Feb. 20? Rear M llanuver street? Wood service reip~ dered. Feb. 21? Harris' whtwf, 1*0 Broad street? Good service* rendered. Feb. 25 ? Codmau Buildings, Sudbury street.? Entirel* extinguished , Feb. 27? Corner Hanover and Biackstoue street#.? GooA service rendered. 1 Feb. 2K? Corner Milk and IndU streets.? (5 <?od sorvie? rendered. March 1? Lowell Railroad Depot.? Entirely extin* guiahed, March 8? Blnckstone Market? Entirely extinguished. March ? Sutlolk Cvuuty Jail.? Entirely extinguished March 23 ? 2V1 Brow: street. ? Good service rendered, March iC? Tremont House? Entirely extinguished. t March 2(t~K Billings court, rear Si Frietuf street. ? En*' Urely extinguished. / March 2D? 71 Cambridge street? Good service ren?| dered. April*? Corner Merrlroackand Lanfssterstreete.? service rendered ? Evening Post. A|iril s. While Wait 1 a|( for a t'on?;h 'Mo go n* It came," you are ivtten sowing the seeds of c<iu*iunptiotu. Bitter try at mm Dr. JaV.NK'S EXPECTORANT, a sttr?l euro lor all Coughs and C?Uls. \KW IM Itl.K VT10\s. ' \ N OFFER EXTRAORDINARY. ? SMITH'S MAGA* I .1 ZINK. one year on trial. 7Je. Specimen tree Till? ' is worth U?'k n, inb). Age nts wanted. Write. PUNY ?. >MITII, ;d Liberty street, New York^ MRS ANN .<>. STEPHENS' NEW BOOK' LORD HOPE'S CHOICER will be published and for sale on Saturday next by tit? Viiicrlcan News company, by D. 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