Newspaper of The New York Herald, April 11, 1873, Page 3

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated April 11, 1873 Page 3
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O'KELLY'S DANGER. The Herald Commissioner Still Im prisoned at Manzanillo* A VOICE FROM THE DUNGEON. He Asks To Be Taken to Ha vana for Trial. *' It Will Be Impossible to Defend My self Properly Here." His Papers Examinod-A Tx*ial Commended. The United States Consul General Inter cedes?The Request Denied. A TRIAL ORDERED AT SANTIAGO DE CUBA. "Unfavorable Impression Created by the Captain General's Order. A BATTLE NEAR MANZANILLO. Severe Losses by the Insurgents and Spanish Troops. How Captain General Geballos Permitted Mr. Henderson to Visit the Insurrection. Can Ho Punish Now for What He Ordered Then? .General Morales de los Rios on Pardoning Insurgents. Should a Press Correspondent Be Treated Worse Than a Rebel? SKETCH OF THE IIERALD COMMISSIONER. Key West, April 10, 1873. Regular and privato advices from Cuba represent Mr. O' Kelly' s danger as extreme. The first despatch personally from him was not permitted to be sent out T7NTTL HE HAD BEEN A WEEK IN PRISON St Manzanillo, in the Oriental Department. This despatch wat> to Mr. liamsden, the Brit ish Vice Consul at Santiago da Cuba. It will be found below in full in the letter addressed "by the Herald correspondent at Havana to the United States Consul General Torbert. HIS ISOLATED POSITION. The stress laid upon the impossibility of properly defending himself at Mauzanillo is very significant. No details of the circum etunccH of the arrest have reached us. The (Authorities in Cuba are especially reticent upon the entire subject. Herewith I send ?ilie latest advices from Havana. 4y&eUy'a First Despatch from Prison-* Impossible to Defend Himself at Man Mtallloit JIls Papers Examined? A Mili tary . Inquiry Began? Asks To Be Re* mowed to Havana? Letter to United States Consul General Torbert? The Lat ter to See the Captain General. Havana, April 8, 1873. ' Your correspondent here addressed the fol lowing communication to the United States Consul "General, A. T. X. Torbert: ? New York Herald Bureau, | Havana, April 8, 1873. J 'United* States Consul General: ? Dear i Sib - The undersigned, representing 'the New. York TIbrald in this city, has tho donor to^ioemmunicate to you the following telegram, received yesterday from F. W. Hamsden, Esq., Her Britannic Majesty's Tise Consul at Santiago de Cuba : ? Mr. O' Kelly telegraphed to me yesterday, Ap;il G, las follows: ? T1IE IMPRISONED COMMISSIONER'S DESPATCH. "I am ? prisoner here since tho last day of March, I", ha vo received no news from Consul General Dnnlop. Bequest tho English and American Consuls to have mo taken to Havana immediately. It will be Xmpossib/j: for me to deiend myself prop Eia.1 HERE. My papers were exirxmed, and proceedings before a military court Jhave already been com menced against me." oood omcEs- soli crrr.D. Although Mr. O' Kelly* is a British subject he represents an American^, journal. and, there fore, in behalf of tho interettfs of the New York Herald, I respectfully solici t your good offices to further Mr. 0' Kelly's .tfntiire of being brought to this city. Respectfully, your obedient s.Trant, L. A PBICE. PROMISES TO SEE TOE 0 ATTAIN GENERAL. General Torbert, in response, has promised to call upon Captain General Ceballos\to-day in regard to this request. The Captain General Refuses .M*?' American ConsnWO'Kelljr Ordered U> Santiago dc Cuba lor Trial. Havana, April 8 ? Evening. The United States Cunsul General Torbert , has just informed me that he sought and ob- I irnued on interview with tbe Cautaiu General i this afternoon npon the matter of Mr. O'Kel ly's request. ? SANTIAGO, BUT MOT HAVANA. The Captain General refused to acce de to having Mr. O' Kelly brought here, but said he would have him sent to Santiago de Cuba for trial. UO BALES DE LOS BIOS, commanding General at Santiago do Cuba, and who has been for some time in this city, leaves to-morrow tor Santiago do Cuba. It is probable ho will carry with him instructions regarding Mr. O' Kelly. It will be recalled that this is the Spanish officer who had Mr. O' Kelly arrested at Palma Soriano, and who threatened him with death in case he should leave the Spanish lines, visit the insurrectionary dis trict and bo afterward apprehended by the Spanish authorities. IN THE HANDS OF HIS FORMES THBEATENEB. In view of these facts it, in my estimation, augurs unfavorably that the Captain General has refused to bring Mr. O' Kelly here and has designated Santiago do Cuba instead as his placo of trial. A BATTLE NEAR MANZANILLO. A severo engagement has taken place near Manzanillo between the Spanish troops and a body of insurgents numbering about two hundred. The latter are surmised to bo tho party that escorted Mr. O' Kelly back to the Spanish lines. SEVERE LOSSES ON BOTH BIDES. The official report gives the losses as twenty two insurgents killed and twelve Spanish killed. A CUBAN REPORT CONTRADICTED. Portilla, Commanding General of Cinco Villas, is in this city. Tho report of his cap ture by the insurgents was unfounded. THE SPAXISH AUTHORITIES ON THE HERALD HUSSION* Captain General Ceballos* Promise Not to Shoot 9lr. 0'K.clly? Ills Letter Re garding Mr. llenderson'a "Salvo Con dncto." The interview between Captain General Ccballes and our correspondent at Havana, in which he promised to limit bis notice of Mr. 0'K.eIly's visit to the insurgents te expelling him from the island, was republished a few days since. Below is given an extract from the Captain General's letter to Mr. O'Kelly, under date of December 24, 1872. In it be makes reference to the visit of our previous Com missioner, Mr. Henderson, to the insurgent lines, which he admits was by bis direction and per mission. The question of "pretension," It may bo observed, is entirely effaced in view 01 the fact that the instructions were alike in both eases, and that the Captain General ordered in the first case wbat he hesitated to grant In the second. THE LETTER. ****** The pretensions of Mr. Henderson wore less ab solute, and, therefore, 1 granted him the permis sion to accompany our columns and even to visit some of the rebel bands, as he did in one of tbc two departments not yet pacified. But for motives which Mr. n vlerson undoubtedly understands, not withstand u? the attentions be was the object of as a guest -Ad subject of a mendly government, he thought btmself In danger when he enjoyed the most perfect security under tbe banner of Spain, and this belief appears to be sufficient cause to ex cite against the authorities and respectable cor porations public opinion, attributing to them the intention to exercise over the opinions and con duct of Mr. Henderson a reprehensible pres sure. What would it have been If he had fallen a victim to tbe undisciplined hordes to which to-day the insurrection is reduced, or if, In some encounter, a Spanish soldier had not recognized him as a specific and neutral person? Fortunately, Mr. Henderson finds himself In bis country, and he can say what he ought to, or wishes, but a second rehearsal cannot be permit ted, nor your unusual pretensions, nor (admitting your good faith) the species of violence which ap parently you Intend to exercise in some of the paragraphs of your letter, as in Spain whatever has the air of intimidation Is without precedent. As I have already had the pleasure to tell yon verbally, you will be furnished with the competent passport to travel throughout the island, as could be done by any Spanish subject or stranger ; and be assured that you will not be molested nor will your trip be fruitless, as in oar towns you can acquire news relating to the insur rection by consulting the thousands of the surren dered who fight in our ranks or live quietly In their homes, pardoned by the Spanish government. Any other course you adopt must be understood to be at your own risk. I have had the satisfaction to answer your letter, but this condescension I could not repeat, because you already must under stand that it Is not customary that authorities explain to private individuals, respectable us they may be, the motives of their conductor tbe founda tion of their opinions. I am, your attentive servitor, FRANCISCO DE CEBALL08. General Morales on the Klght of "Pardon." The following is the interview which took place at Santiago de Cuba between General Morales de los ltlos and Mr. O'Kelly alter the latter's arrest at Palma Soriano. Its Importance will l>e seen at the present J uncture : ? Santiago de Cuba, Feb. 11, 1873. ****** General Morales sent for me to ge to his house immediately. When I arrived I found him at din ner with his aide-de-camp and the Attorney General. Tbe General requested me to be seate<f, and, having ordered some sherry, said:? "You desiro to telegrapn that you were arrested in Ramon ?nd Palma. You were ust arrested, but detained, as a natural precaution, by the authori ties, who, seeing a man going about alone and armed, desired to know something about Mm.* "Still I was arrested and prevented from con tinuing inv journey. When I am stepped I am arrested. Vou find fault with the word 'arrested but in my country, when the authorities deprive a man of the right to move about freely, we say he is ?arrested."' "The Physical explanation you give of this word is correct, bat in Spain we only arrest where there is a crime. In your case there was none, and VOL' WERE ONLY DETAINED in order th at yunr identity could be ascertained." "1 was held a prisoner for eight hours, and part of tho time I *pcnt in the tower. Ills true I was treated with attention and civility, bnt still I was a prisoner." " I did n?t kn*w tiiis ; bnt still yeu must soe that the authorities only exerclscd necessary vigilance snd caution in detaining you until they oonsulted soe. A l soon as I received the telegram I ordered yuur release sod that y?u should be permitted to go where you pleased." ?'Perralt me to thank yov for y*ur kindness and to assure you that I should ?-egret very much if .one of tin wj days you should b(f*01lgod to shoot me/' General Morales Tl'RNED TO TH1 GEXTI.ITIUN IN BLACK (the Attorney(ieneral) with a half amused, halfln quiring iook on his face. After & moment's pause, he said, "I would regret it very much also, but if you are found in the Insurgent linos, or coming from them you will be treated as a spy or as one oi them." "Then all the prisoners who arc takes arc shot I " , "IVt depends.; those to&SA >Q arc hailed J over t? the tribunals; others who have surren dered themselves arc allowed to live In pcriect freedom If they have been guilty of no crime. You can see plenty of them in the towns. Indeed, there are plenty of them even holding high posi tions among us who ought to have been executed." "Well, you are not even willing to treat me as well as you do iho insurgents, Ibr you allow them to surrender, and you even refuse me that privi lege, oecause you threaten to shoot me as a spy, even if I come back." "NO; IK YOU TKBSKNT YOORSELF AND ASK TARPON you will be treated with the same generosity as tne other Insurgents, but if you leave the Spanish lines you will expose yourself to the danger of be^ng treated as an enemy If the Spanish troops should fan in with you." ' "Well, it Is to prevent this that I have requested the authorities to give me a military pass." "The Captain General alone can give you such a pass. Why do you not endeavor to obtain one?" "In the interview which I had with General Ceballos he expressed a desire to aid me, but owing to the clamor which had been raised by certain factionlsts he was unwilling to commit himself so as to give cause for further agitation on this sub ject. He told me, however, that I was at liberty to proceed at my own risk without interference to auy part of the island I pleased. Not wishing to embarrass the Captain General I have preferred to run the uddltlonal risk rather than expose him to any trouble or censure for his klnduoss to me." At this point the new Archbishop, who has been appointed by Aniadeus, d la Ilarry the Eighth, en tered the audience chamber, and General Morales left me with the gentleman in black. The Attorney General assured me that there "would be A CERTAIN RKISKET HEI.T IK I SHOULD BE KILLED? not a very deep sorrow, for, after all, I was of no particular account or interest to the inhabitants of Cuba." Still my death seemed iu some mysterious way to foreshadow trouble. "If, In an engagement with the troops, a bullet should kill you by acci dent, or even by design? for I do not conceal from myself that if the Spanish soldiers should see you among the insurgents they would say, There is that American, let as bring him down,* and they would snoot at you rather than at the Mambesi ; if you should happen to be killed In one o( these en counters the Insurgents would carry off your body and accuse the Spaniards of having assassinated you, and the Amerisan press would mako AN OUTCRY AUAIN8T OCR BRUTALITY." "No; It is well understood that a war corre spondent is exposed to all these dangers. There were many correspondents killed during the Franco Prussian war." "Here it is, however, different." "lain aware or this; but there are positions In which we must only think of our duty without taking into account the danger. Like sokllers, wo Journalists muBt execute our orders at what ever cost." * "If yon were to go as CORRESPONDENT TO ST. DOMINflO, for lnshinco, with the army of Baez, and one of the opposing generals should capture you, do you think that your character as newspaper corre spondent would protect you V" "Possibly not; but I suppose Spain does not wish to be regarded as occupying the same place in the pale of civilization as St. Domingo." The Attorney General perceived he had made a mistake in what he had Intended to be a crushing Illustration ?f the right of the authorities to shoot me. Ho turned the conversation at once into a complimentary vein, and, as I was myself th? ob ject, I had to admit myself routed after the llrst discharge. Seeing there was nothing to be gained by remaining, I saluted the man in black and made my bow to General Morales. The General was deeply engaged with the Archbishop, but he rose politely and advanced to dismiss me with the friendly courtesy that he has manifested on all oc casions. I asked him It my telegram conld go by ALTKRINQ THE WORD "ARREST" TO "DETAINED." He replied that it conld, and drawing the paper from his pocket handed It to me, assuring me at the same time that I might always count upon his friendship, which struck me as very polite from a gentleman who had just Informed me that he would be obliged to shoot me under circumstances very likely to occur. TOE CHEVALIERS OF JOUBNALISH. Sketch of Jumca J. O'Kelly, the New York Herald Cuban Commissioner. [From the Dally Graphic, April 10.] Whatever criticism may be urged against the methods by which the View York Hkiui.d Is con ducted, there can be no question that in one field at least it distances all journalistic rivals? and that is in expeditions and explorations, which appeal vividly to the Imagination of the country at large. Its Lowery Gang sensation, the discovery of Livingstone, the Modoc War Commission, and finally these several expeditions to Cuba, arc all of a character to impress the public with the great resources, the boldness and the enterprise of tills remarkable paper. When the era of illustrated Journalism is fairly under way, no doubt, still more surprising journal istic feats will be accomplished ; but, certainly, In the present condition of journalism and in this pe culiar field of enterprise the IIekald is without a peer on this side of the Atlantic. Of course, a sub sidiary interest attAches to the heroes of these ex peditions. The public likes to know the form and features of men who have risked their lives and encountered unknown perils In order that the breakfast tables of America might be supplied with new sensations every morning. No small interest, for instance, attaches to Mr. James J. O'Kelly, the Heiiald correspondent, who Is now in the hands of the Spanish authorities (if he has not been shot by them) in Cuba. We accordingly give a picture of this gentleman in to-dav's Daily Graphic and append a few particulars of his life. James J. O'Kelly was born in Galway, Ireland, In the year 1#40. He received the usual educa tion ; and, being ol a roving disposition, be went to France and enlisted in the Legion Etrangfre, with which corps ha was sent to Algeria, where 1 he served lor several years. When the uniortunate Mexican Expedition was determined upon the Legion Etrangferc was sent with tho expedi tionary corps; and here O'Kelly took part in j tho lew slight engagements which preceded ' tbe occupation of the City of Mexico, and the in stallation of Maximilian In tne palace of the | Montezmnas. In a lew months, however, came the crash. Maximilian lost his life. O'Kelly, who had remained in Mexico alter the French left, fled to Texas, and stopped a few months on American soli. At length, however, he returned to France, and, getting reappointed in the French army, he took part In the Franco-German war. As the French army began to exhibit, its fatal weaknesses and delects a delicate undertaking devolved upon O'Kelly. He was requested by the Fr. nch authorities to go over to Ireland and try what success could be had in raising an Irish brig ade for service in Fratfte. This business he will ingly undertook; but shortly alter he readied his native country, and while he was yet engaged In the preliminaries connected with the raising of troops and providing secret and expeditions means of transporting them to France, the dread lul collapse at Sedan occurred, and O'Kclly's oc cupation was gone. As Ireland offered no field lor his restless, ambitious spirit, he determined to come to America, and at rived In thts country In the latter part of 1871. he obtained an engage ment on the H skald as a reporter; subse quently his knowledge of matters connected with an beiug discovered, he was employed as art ; critic. Here ho exhibited so much talent and : Judgment that ho was speedily promoted to the 1 editorial rank and became one of tho members of the council. Ho continued in the perforinaneo of these duties until thqfc beginning of the present year, when, after the return of Mr. Henderson Irom Cubs, and his comparative want of success In that dangerous enterprise, Mr. O'Kell* was re quested to proceed to the "Ever Faithful Isle" and | fry his hand at bearding Spanish hidalgos and braving the bullets ol Spanish pickets. He will ingly accepted this perilous task. I pon his arrival in Cuba he was seized by the Spanish authorities, and rather alarming threats were made in regard to him. It, however, being made clear that he had | Do pyutkai *JesijrnH. he w up let gp, uod very noon I thereafter made bis way across the lines and got Into the insnrgent camp. He was with the insurgents about six weeks, and made himself fully acquainted with their plans, hopes and aims? or at least such of these as tho patriot chiefs deemed it prudent to impart. Hav ing got all the items or news he could pick up, Mr. O'Keily, with the true Instinct of a Journalist, hast ened back to the regions of civilization, in order that he might send on matter to his paper. He had scarcely crossed tho lines, however, when he was again seized by the Spanish authorities, cast into a dungeon and his lire threatened. Of course, the American consul in Havana has been untiring n his exertions lor the protection or Mr. O'Keily, and about a week ago it was rumored that he was to be Bet at liberty. Letters, however, by the re cent mails show that affairs have tuken a very un pleasant turn, and the most serious apprehensions are felt in regard to the brave correspondent's safety. We hope, however, that the Da Uy Graphic will speedily have to chronicle Mr. O'Kelly'a release and return to New York. Mr. O'Keily, as we have Intimated above, Is a little over thirty years of age. He is remarkably good-looking, with a fresh color upon his cheeks, and an unmistakable Celtic twinkle in his eye. His figure is well-proportioned, inclining perhaps a little to stoutness. He is an agreeable companion, witty and cultured, and a youug man of great personal bravery. Mr. O'Keily, in addition to bis other acquirements, Is a very fair artist, and, In deed, comes of an artistic family. Ills uncle, Mr. Lawlor, is one of the sculptors who contributed designs for the memorial of Prluce Albert, set up In Hyde Park at the instance of Queen Victoria. His brother, Charles O'Keily, has modelled a fine bust of O'Connell. This work is now on exhibition at Havertv's, in llarclay street. A number of gen tlemen have subscribed to have It copied In bronze, and set It up in the Central Park. THE LOST ATLANTIC. A Fearful Gale Blowing and No Com munication with the Wreck. Eighty Thouiand Dollars' Worth of Property Recovered?1 The Body of Mr. John Brinley Found Forty Miles at Sea? The Atlantic Expected to Go to Pieces in the Storm. ? Halifax, n. 9., April 10, 1873. There is but little to report to-night concerning tha wreck oi the ill-fated Atlantic. A fearful gale has prevailed all day long, and tt\e Indications to night are that it will increase rather than abate during the ensuing twenty-four hours. Several divers of tho New York Wrecking Company, who arrived this morning, together with representa tives of the White Star line and the IIekai.d re porter, started for the scene of the wreck on a special tug tills morning, but soon after leaving the wharf it was deemed unsafe to proceed, and the tug put back to Halifax. A heavy rain fol lowed soon alter, rendering the rarely-travelled highway so Impassable that not a stable keeper In Halifax would let a team at any price to undertake the hazardous Journey. There Is no telegraph lltle to Prospect and hence the latest intelligence irom the scene of the wreck Is only up to this rorenoon, when some sailing vessels, with a portion of tho cargo, left (or this port, arriving late In the after noon. A message irom the 11ekai.i> correspondent by the latest or these vessels suites that the wind was blowing strung, and that it would be impossi ble for the divers to do anything during the day. No bodies, In addition to those already mentioned, had been taken out. TUB CARCJO RECOVERED , and brought to Halifax consists or ureneral mer chandise, Hud is valued at about eighty thousand dollars, and will be forwarded to New York as sojii as vessels can be procured to take It around. Mr. Merriam, the chlci diver oi the New York Wrecking Co'uoany, although he has been unable as yet to refkoh tne wreck on account or the weather, Is or the opinion, from what lie has learned ol the peril ous position of the steumer, that if the threatening ntoim continues she will go to pieces oeiore to

morrow night. II she holds together, however, and, there comes but a brief Interval of fair weather to enaole him to reach Prospect and get his apparatus at work, he is confident that he can And his way Into the saloons and staterooms and get out wiiat inust now be but fragments or the bodies oi the unfortunate victims ol the ilroadrul disaster. NO TIDINGS FROM TIIK WRECK are expected to-night, for a journey up by land is simply impossible, and to venture up in one of the small tngs would be foolhardmess. a telegram has been received from Lunenburg, N. 8? this alternoon, announcing that the body of John llriiiley, Market place, Burslem, England, had been picked up forty miles at seat with one or the Atlan tic's lire-preservers attached. Mr. J. Willet, ol the firm of E. A J. Willet, of New York, who is here to look after Mr- Urlnlcy's remains, will iro after them to-morrow and have them lorwarded to Englaid by i he first steamer. Mr. Ilruiley WM about sixty years of age and a well known crockery merchant in England. He was coming to this country on business. Mr. Mackwald, of New York, who was so useful In looking out for the rescnod and the re mains of the dead, will leave for home to morrow. THE DEAD OF THE ATLANTIC. Arrival at Lait of Srvrral of the Bodln of the Victims of the Wreck Who Were Ilenldents of New York? The Delays of Their Sad Journey and Anxiety of the Friends of the Deceased? (low the Com pany Have Acted When Applied To Tor Help by Suj-vlTors. The i!f>a<l t>o<ltcs of several of tho cabin passen gers of the steamship Atlantic arrived In this city yesterday. The fact that they did not reach here belore has been a general surprise to everybody, and to none more so than to the sorrowing rela tives of those uafortunate people. It seemed to them quite sad enough that they should have lost their best loved In this terrible manner without the additional blow of receiving their remains in a putrid condition. This, however, has unfortu nately been the case, and of the several corpses brought to this city yesterday, probably but one collln will be opened to allow the relatives to take a last view of that which was inex pressibly dear In life. The correspondence of the Herald irom Halifax has already given full accounts or how tho divers around the sunken leviathan have sought more for cargo than for bodies, and the relatives of the dead complain bitterly, not against the ulvers, poor people, but against the cupidity of those who pay them for their work. The bodies ol the dead, it is held, ought to have arrived several day* ago, and the delay has taken away one of the poor consolations of the living? that of taking a last view of the re mains of the dead. THE MRKRITT8. I The remains ol Mr. w. II. Merritt, one of the I cabin passengera on the Atlantic, and of Miss Mary R. Merritt, arrived in the eitv yc sterday. Mr. gcrymser, the brother-in-law 01 Mi . Mei ritt, went on to Halifax about, a week since to t .ike < harg ? "i the remains of hts relatives, and a day after he got there he found the bodies of Mr. and Mrs. Men lit on the dt h white beucli at ProSMct, fhey were forwarded t? Halifax, and Mr. Scrym ser had metallic coiiiud prepared lor their recep tion. They were then sent on to New York i?y Eastern express? that is, by boat from Haiuax to Portland aud by rail th6 remainder ot tiie way? Mr. Scrymser remaining in Halifax to look after the recovery of his two sisters, Mrs. Merritt and Miss Scrymser, who Mad not then and have not, jet been found. The remains of Mr. and Miss Merritt, after an unaccountable delay In t:ie first part 01 the Journey, came from Boston to New Tork by Adams Express, arriving here yesterday morning, at six o'clock. They were packed la ordinary rough pine boxes outside the coffins, and were treated as ordinary freight. The arrival was n great relief to tho relatives. Mr. Merritt, a brother, and Mr. Keys, a brother-in-law of the dead, have been constantly at the express office for two nays vainly waiting for the remains. The arrival yesterday was a cause of much relief, as they had Begun to fear that same mishap had takeu place. The remains 01 the two persons were takeu shortly alter their arrival to the Grand Central depot by Mr. Merritt* and two passenger tickets taken out for them on the half-past ten train to Poughkeep sie, Mr. Merritt accompanying them. There they wf re received by the aged father, who is broken with grief. The funeral will take place In I'ougn keepsle (in which city Mr. Merritt had been a met* chant for many yean) to-day, and will be attended by ail the notabilities of the place. The coffins, it is believed, will not be opened. Mr. Scrymser will remain In Halifax until t'te bodies of his sisters are found. Tliey will probably he taken charge of by the Scnm-er family and buried In Oreenwood, and thus will end the last episode of this saddest of wedding trips. MH. J011N II. I'HICK. When it was ascertained that >lr. Price was cer tainly a victim ol the d l Raster Mr. John P. Dicken son, of the flrin of McDowell * Dickenson, as inti jr >lc iricfld of Mr. Price, went on UuweiUatclv to Halifax to iook alter inc remains 01 msneaa mena. on Tuesday the remains were sent on from Ilali lax, being oue ot tue first, to be loand on tlie beach. Mr. Dickenson, with true leeliug, has re mained behind to look alter tlie remains ortlie two dead girls, Miss Brodie and Miss Agnes lurker, who were placed under Mr. Priee's sale conduct on the vovage across. II found (which seems to t>e doubtful at present) they will be seut immediately to Chicago. Yesterday Mr. Dlekenson sent a de spate lu to Mr. 1'rlce's relatives ui Meunfr Vernon, suyinjp? II a M tax April 9, 1873. Would proceed with John's lunerul us speedily as po? Hiblc. IK'lay lit dauui-rou? on account ol condition ot body. J. P. lMCkKNSON. Singular to say, In spito ?' the sending of the body and the supposition <>l the sender thai H had arrived, no news of it had come up to last evening. It will no dount arrive lo-ilay and will probably be interred ou Sutiday, irom the Episcopal church of Mount Vernon, where Mr. 1'rlcc livcu, and where his mother and sister are now living. In this case also it is not thu intention io open the coffin, uit. iiHwrrr. The remains of Mr. Hcwiti, one of the members of tue tlriu oi Best A Co., were lorwarded from Halllax by Mr. Marckwald. Mr. best had started to bring tlietn on, but met them in boston yester day morning., lie telegraphed io the widow of Mr. Hewitt that lie had opened tlie case and had seen the body, and thai it was in a good state of preservation. Tue remains arrived, in Mr. Best's charge, by the half-past seven iruiu lasi evening, and were taken to his lormer residence on Broadway. It appears now thai Mr. Hewitt was carried oil' the Atlantic by the tlrst great wave which swept across the deck, and which was the death-blow to hundreds besides hunsell. Tha remains will be buried ou Saturday morning, at half-past ten o'clock, from l)r. Hall's Presbyterian church, Nine teenth street aud Filth avenue. Mr. Hewitt leaves a. widow, a sou, aged seventeen, aud a daughter, aged tiiteen. The family is leu in good circum stances. MK. II. A. KHt'UKK. the brother of Mr. Kruger, the broker, of Ex change place, has been in Haluax several days en deavoring to reclaim the remains oi his relative train the sea. Yesterday Mr. Becluiagel, of Cedar street, said that no trace of the body could yet be found, but that he would remain to prosecute the search. The news has thrown Ills family into the deepest gloom, and they begin to believe that the remains will never be recovered, or, 11 they are, in sucii a state as to be unrecognisable. In the mean time the office In Exchange place is closed. Mil. ALBKKT J II UI. A. Last evening oue oi the living cabin passengers, aud the last but one awuy, Mr. Albert J.ugla, ar rived in this city. He tells a most interesting story of the wreck, which in some particulars is novel. His own experiences were most exciting; but the main point with him is unit lie was saved. Ills story is au oit-told lale, to wmch the Hkuai.d has already done ample justice. THK CASE OF J AUKS KUIINK. Among the passengers ou board of the ill-rated Atlantic was Mr. James Burue, who, it will be recollected, drew the ouly surviving child ef tlie j|reck. Johnny Hauly, through the porthole, Viereliy saving his life. Mr. Burue had taken pus sage Irom Liverpool lor New York, mi route lor Philadelphia. Among Ins other effects 011 board ol the Atlantic was a complete set of upholsterers tools, with which he had intended tn earn a living ou ar rival at Philadelphia. These were lost together with all the money in his possession. On Wednesday last Mr. Burue called at the oillce of the White Star line and requested some assistance irorn the com pany's oillce In order that he might either obtain a new set of tools or else be enabled to keep himself in lood until he could obtain work. Mr. Burue states he was told by the otllclals that Uiey could do nothing for bun. He called again on Thursday, when the same olllclal, in a very curt manner, re plied to his second request, stating that lie hau no time to atteud to it, and that he could do nothing whatsoever to assist him. TUE BOY WAIF? UKNKllOSITY OF TUB STOCK EX CHANGE. Yesterday the brokers at the Stock Exchange gave over their busy doings lor a few minutes to extend tneir sympathy to the boy, Johnny ilauly, wnose orphanage by the wrcck ot the Atlantic and rescue from the fate of so many of the passengers or that ill-starred vessel have been already nar rated among the many Incidents ot the said aflalr. He was chaperoned by Mr. John M. Aruory, whose generous lead in a subscription lor the boy's ben elit was followed by similar donations until a purse of J3 was raised aud presented to the liameless lad. The tlrtii ol fileudinninu, Davis A Aniorv, 17 Wall street, announce that tliev will receive any fin titer assistance the down town public may be disposed to give him. The Remain* of the Merritt* Arrive at. Pougltkecpsie. PotKillKKKlVIK, April 10, 187.1. The bodies of William ilenry and Alary Merritt, victims of the Atlantic disaster, reached here to day by express, aud were met at the depot by the mouruing friends and relatives, when they were conveyed te Depew's undertaking establishment. There the metallic cases are to be opened, and If the bodies arc not too much disfigured the Immediate friends ol the family will be allowed to view the remains. The lather and mother of the uniortu liates will view the remains anyhow. After that they will be deposited in the vault In the cemetery and there remain to await the rinding of Miss Scrymser's remains and also Mrs. Merritt s. if they arc found they will also be sent here, and all four will be buried together, the fnneral service to take place In Christ church. A gentleman in con versation with Mr. Roberts, steward oi the Atlan tic, states- that Mr. Roberts told him he saw Wil liam and Mary Merritt come up ou deck alter tlie ship struck, aud In a few minutes arter n huge wave passed over the vessel and he saw them no more. Mr. Roberts also stated that one oi the officers wno viewed Miss Merrltt's corpse remarked that it looked very natural, and she appeared as though she was asleep, ilenry lli/.er, a swede, states that he was a cabin passenger, and was slightly acquainted with the party, but saw nothing of them after tue disaster. Mr. s. W. Viek, of Wil mington, also a cabin passenger, became ac quainted with William Merritt, and spoke highly ol him as a gentleman and of his liberality. He said Mary Merritt was sick all the way over, and was on deck but little. Richard Merritt is still at the wreck, lookiug for the baggage ol the lost party. It is a singular fact to state that, notwithstand ing previous reports, the bodies of Mrs. Merritt and Miss Ucryinser Have not yet been found. INTERNAL REVENUE. Important Circular Concerning Return* of Taxe* on Deposit*, Capital and Cir culation of Bank*. Washington, April 10, 1S73. Tho Commissioner of Internal Revenue to-day issued the ioilowing important circular concerning returns of taxes oa deposits, capital and circula tion of banks, Ac., as enquired bv amended legisla tion of the last session of Congress. It is as fol lows Section 5 of the act of December 24, 1872, pro vides thai the returns ol taxes imposed by section 110 of the act of June :?), 1h?4, us subsequently amenled, shall be made and rendered siint-ari nually, on the 1st day of December and the 1st day of Juno, in duplicate, one copy ol which shall be transmitted to tho Collector ol the proper dix trict, and one copy to the Commissioner ol Internal Revenue ; and section 37 ol the act of .lune 6, 1872, prescribes payment of these taxes on the first da.v s of January and Jtilv. It will be seen that tho regular returns by banks of deposits, circulation aud capital, and the re turns of savings banks, which, but lor the art of December 24, 1872, would have been due in Jan uary, 1878, cannot now be required beiore June I, 1873. In ascertaining t lie taxable amount oi de posits in savings institutions having no capital stock and doing no other business than receiving deposits to be loaned or invested lor the sole ben efit of the parties making such deposits, without profit or compensation to the association or com pany, all deposits exceeding $2,090 in the name of any one per on are to be included, excepting that where aay i>eriod prior to August 1, 1872, Is embraced In the return of such savings bank. The exemption of deposits for such period prioi to August I, 1873. extends only to de posits oi lens than $M>0, in tho name of anyone person. The amount of deposits invested in United states securities is exempt irom assessment. The term United States securities includes only In terest-bearing obligations oi the United states, owned and held by the bank as ati Investment. The average of monthly deposits subject to tax must be made up from tiie "dally balances" of da posl s, by adding the dally balances ol each busi ness day in the month and dividing the aggregate by the number of business days In said month. The "balance" of deposits of each day, which is thus first to be ascertained, Is the entire amount of deposits remaining to the crcait oi depositors at the close of business for the <iay. But the balance of deposits of each day in the case of the savings banks above de scribed, subject to tax, is the entire amount of deposits remaining to the credit or depositors at the elese si business each day, U'ss, first, the amount of deposits at that time held as an Invest ment in United States securities; second, amounts of >2,ood or under In the name ol any one person. Section 2 of the act of March 2?, 18';;, provides that "every national banking asso ciation, State bank or banker, or association shall pay a tax of ten per cent on the amouut of notes of any town, cltv or municipal corporation, paid out by them after Ma.v 1, is'17, to be collected In the mode and manner in which the tax on the notes of state banks in collected." It is pre scribed that these returns slwll be made on ihe same forma as returns of tax on deposits, capital ami circulation. and at the same times, and that the taxes shall be collected at the same times as those fixed for the collection of taxes onedeposits, capital and circulation. In view of the provisions of section 1 ol the act of December 24, 187i, trans lerrtng to and imposing on collectors of internal revenue, at the time tnereiu mentioned, to be performed by them or t8elr deputies, the duties theretofore imposed on asses sors and assistant assessors, collectors will at once order Irom this office a sufficient num- ' ber of the necessary forms? ?7 nnd 1<X1? to meet the case^ of liability to the above-named taxes In the \ respective districts, and will take particular care that each of the said taxpayers be supplied With a sufficient numncr of copie ? thereof In ample season to make Ue returns above mentioned. ' WASHINGTON General Sherman on the Texan Border Troubles. NO WAR WITH MEXICO INTENDED Great Frauds on the Customs Revenua Discovered in New York. Wastiikoton, April 10, 1873. General Sherman On the Rio Grnniloi Trouble* and the Modoc Difficulty, General Sherman was In the happiest humor to day when your correspondent saluted Mm with a? 1 'good morning." and was requested to take a seati near the General's desk. There had been one ol those periodical white of warlike preparatlona '?away down In Texas," and It was to ascertain the purpose of concentrating troops in the Lono Star state that had furnished sufficient courage ta tackle the head of the army. "What troops are stationed In Texas at present?'! naked your correspondent. Geueral Sherman, without reference to records* promptly answered, "The Fourth, Ninth and Tent't regiments of cavalry, and the Tenth, Eleventh,, Twenty-fourth and Twenty-fifth regiments of in fantry." "Why, then, there is nearly one-filth of the arm^ In Texas alone." "Yes, sir; fully one-fifth, and not half enough Tor the duty to be performed. You cannot patrol two thousand Miles or frontier and prevont depreda tions with a lew thousand men. Uut the Depart ment is doing its best with the force at Its dis posal." "Then the presence of Revcn regiments in that state is not unusual t" "Not at all, not at all," was the General's prompt reply. "A portion of the Ninth cavalry, which, b* the way, Is a colored regiment, was stationed afej Fort Clark, and under recent orders the companies have gone to Fort Concho, the companies of thai Fourth cavalry having been ordered to Fort Clark, This gives Colonel Mc.Kenzle (a dashing cavalry officer) un opportunity to manoeuvre his regiment; to the best advantage on the frontier. The Nintln cavalry Is not quite so efficient for scouting pur poses as the Fourth, which explains the recent?, change." "Then the War Department Is not concentrating 1 the Army in Texasy" "By no means," promptly replied the General "The report of the Border Commission." lie contin ued, "merely revealed the trne state of affairs along the Border, though lull information had longbceol In possession or the State Department. Much cor respondence had preceded the labors of the Com mission without effect. It was said that immediate protection was absolutely necessary along the IUc* Grande, and a recommendation was made that an volunteer mounted force, commanded by regular, officers, bo raised lor Border duty. The Secretary oi" War thought this would be too expensive; be sides it might leud to furtlier complications the government would be unwilling to assume. The most that can be done, as I said beiorc, la being done with the available force. Texas, you know, has only rocently been added ( to Sheridan's division, and this for the purpose of unity of command and movement along the whole, border. 11 is Inspector General was sent out to in spect the regiments anil posts added to his com mand, and General Sheridan himself Is now follow In ir his report up by a personal visit to see wliafi i better disposition can be made rtf the troops sta tioned in this part of the country, to prevent de predations by Indians and Mexlcuns on the Texas stock raisers. You can form some Idea of the tnslc when a belt of country extending irom here to Chicago has to be guarded by a few regiments." "lliero is no immediate danger, then, of warlike movements toward Mexicof" asked your cor respondent. "No Sir," said General Sherman, with sharp em* phasis; "this is an administration of peace, and' will coutlnuo so as long as President Grant lives in the White House. You correspondents are always on the qui vive lor exciting topics, but yon can't make war on Mexico with three regi ments of cavalry and lour of Infantry." There was a frankness in General Sherman's manner which put to rest any doubt concerning the movement of cither General Sheridan or the Secretary oi War. It is even intimated that the siate Department took grave exceptions to tiie superficial work of the Border Commission, an<t that Its members have recently been instructed to pay more attention to tti.j object lor wliicn it was organized, and less to provoking the III wilt of the ...ex lean government.. General Shertnaa commended the enterprise ol the IIkkald in send ing a commissioner among the Modocs, and said the despatches had been true in every particular. In reply to the question what was going to be done, he said "General Cnr.b.v has been gradually drawing & cordon about Captain Jack's encampiricnt, and the M'kIocs must be pretty well starved, on their Lenten diet, and may i>e ready next week to ac cept the proposition or the government to retire* to the reservation selected lor them." New York Importers Defrauding the Gov^ eminent. The Special Agent or the Treasury Department has discovered an open door tc fraud in New York, and investigation is now going on to ascertain to what extent importers have defrauded the gov ernment of customs revenue. The recent case, id Is said, bears no comparison to the practices which, may have gone, on unchecked lor some time among some of the largest mercantile Arms In New York. THE GRAND MASONIC FAIR. On the Eve of flixlig? Ofiieroilly of M r*? Peter fciilxey? Public Sale nuU Cluic 'iu? marrow. Ah the time for closing tho Grand Masonic Fair draws near the Interest in thin grand bazaar is on the Increase. Those who have heretofore been unable to attend now avail themselves of the only opportunity lott them. Nightly Apollo Hall is. crowded to repletion. Young and old, grave an>t gay, commingle in a solid phalanx, and every booth and stand is crowded with visitors, intent on in specting the rich wares exposed to view and for sale. As Is usual at all fairs, the young and fair damsels are compelled to exercise their blandish ments on the young and even eld gentlemen to Induce them to make purchases, and generally witlt the utmost success. Although the Fair has now been In operation since the 16tli uit.. mid a good business has been done, nevertheless the stork of goods still on ha ml presents a bewildering array, and at the public sale to be held on Saturday evening next, the auc tioneers will have n< sinecures to dispose of tho remaining wares. 1 he polls fsr the elegant Knight Temp ar's sword on the "Executive Table'* close at tun "Vlock tins evening, while the I'ast Master's Jewel, on wlucli votes are taken and be stowed upon the most popular I'ast Master, will b<j awarded alter nine o'cl-ick to-morrow evening when the polls close. At eleven o'clock to-morrow evening the Fair will close ylnf it( p.. A nuitle deed bv Mrs. Peter Gllsey toward* the Hall and Asylum Knnd Is worthy of being noticed, Last Friday, when the late Alderman Gilsejr (whose residence was alongside of Apoila llfill) was so ill, his son called upon ll. VV. Kllwdo<f I,. Tnorne, Deputy Grand Master and Chairman ol the Executive Committee, requesting that thai music should not play that evening, owing to tlio patient's critical condition, and offering to |>j.y an.v expenses. Mr. Thome promised te heed tin* request without any cost. The same course w>or adopted on Saturday evening. Monday morning he died. Yesterday Mrs. Gtlsey, In appreciation of the marked respect paid to her late husband, sont a check lor |iuo, to be deveted to the Hall au<? Asylum Fund. Among others who havo been both active and energetic in seconding the objects of the fair si.iy be mentloned.Colonel Cartiner, ?( Mystic Tie Lodge, well known a* the keeper of Ludlow street jail. To-morrow evening a hi and concert will be given by the prince of violinists, oie Hub, at the Academy ol Music, in aid of this charity, under the auspice* ot Mew York Lodge. Mr. Hull will be assisted ty Miss Grazlella Kidgway, Seflo* Farranti and Joseph Hurt Denck. Mr. Hull's aiYtnt emtrier. Colonel Thomas K. Turnbuil, arrived hero a few day* ago 10 make the proper arrangements. The learned "swine," Ben. has been a source of great profit to the lair, as also th? "automatic mill," a most Ingenious piece of mechanism, both attractions have bean secured by New York Lodge* \V. H. John Gtttln, Dr. Charlev Brown, Morris Sliu tnons and others have labored like Trojans In tho "good cause." The donations bv leading business houses havo been very generous, and it is sale to predict 4 iiuud round sum will be the ultimate result.

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