Newspaper of The New York Herald, April 11, 1873, Page 6

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated April 11, 1873 Page 6
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NEW YORK HERALD BROADWAY AND ANN STREET. JAMES GORDON BENNETT, PROPRIETOR. Vtlinir XXX VIII No. 101 AMUSEMENTS THIS EVENING. BOWERY THEATRE, Bowery.? Tub Bf.dkl's Last f hoi. Ac. THEATRE COMIQUE, No. 51* Broadway.? Drama, DtULBSUUB AND OLIO. NEW FIFTH AVENUE THEATRE, 728 and 730 Broad Way.? Old Heads ahd Young Heauts. WOOD'S MUSEUM, Broadway, corner Thirtieth St? Law in Naw York. AlU rnoon and evening. ATITENEUM, 685 Broadway.? Gbasd Vabiett Entkb TA1KMBNT. NIRLO'8 GARDEN, Broadway, between Prince and Houston sts.? Tub Scout* or tiiic Ybaiuik OLYMPIC THEATRE, Broadway, between Houston end Bleccker streets.? I1umi-ty Dummy. UNION SQUARE THEATRE, Union square, between Broadway and Fourth av.? Cousin Jacb? Micawbbu. WALLACK'8 THEATRE, Broadway and Thirteenth Street? David Oauhick. OERMANIA THEATRE, Fourteenth street, near Third avenue.? Das STirruNWicvr. ORAND OPERA DOl'SE, Twenty-third st. aniJEighth av.? Uncle 8ajb. BOOTH'S THEATRE. Twenty-third street, corner Sixth ?venue.? Daddy O'Down. MRS. F. B. CONWAY'S BROOKLYN THEATRE.? Ska or Ice. BRTANT'S OPERA HOl'SE, Twenty-third st, corner <Stli av.? Nkuko Mucitkklsy, Ac. TONY PASTOR'S OPERA HOUSE, No. 201 Bowery.? Vabikty Entbbtalnmbnt. ASSOCIATION HALL, 23d St. and <th a*.? Afternoon at 2 ? liKAND CONCEBT. paRNUM'8 GREAT SHOW.? Now open, Afternoon and flight Rink, 3d avenue and 63d street LENT'S CIRCUS, MUSEUM AND MENAGERIE, Fourth av, aud 26th st Aiternoon and Evcuing. NEW YORK MUSEUM OF ANATOMY, 618 Broad way.? SCIENCE AND AUT. EXHIBITION OF WORKS OF ART, 50 Union place, Corner of Seventeenth street. TRIPLE SHEET. New York, Friday, April 11, 1873. THE NEWS OF YESTERDAY. To-Day's Oontcnts of" the Herald. "THE NEW YORK CHARTER FRAUD IN THE SENATE! SCHEMES OF THE LOBBY"? LEADING EDITORIAL TOPIC? Sixth Page. THE CHARTER PASSED BY THE SENATE ! AN ALMOST UNANIMOUS VOTE! HOW GREEN'S RETENTION WAS ACCOMPLISHED I THE PARK TREASURY RECORD! SPECIAL ITEMS FROM THE CAPITAL OF THE STATE? MARINE NEWS? Tenth Page. fclR. O'KELLY AND THE SPANIARDS! HE ASKS FOR A TRANSFER OF niS CASE TO HAVANA! THE TRIAL ORDERED TO BE IIAD IN SANTIAGO DE CUBA I UNAVAIL ING INTERCESSION! A SHARP CONFLICT, WITH SEVERE LOSS TO BOTH SIDES, NEAR MANZANILLO! A PERSONAL SKETCH OF O'KELLY? Third Pag*. DRIGIIAM YOUNG DEFINES HIS POSITION AND THE STATUS OF "THE CHURCH OF CHRIST !" UTAH A SAFE ABIDING PLACE AN1) ARIZONA A LAND OF PROMISE ! HE HAS NOT AMASSED WEALTH AND PLACED IT IN THE BANK OF ENGLAND, AND DOES NOT INTEND TO RELINQUISH HIS LEADERSHIP ? Seventh Page. ACTIVE PREPARATIONS FOR A RENEWAL OF THE MODOC WAR! CAPTAIN JACK WANTS NO MORE "GAS!" HIS PONIES CAPTURED I THE PEACE MEN DESPAIR OF DOING ANYTHING? Seventh Page. AMERICAN CONTRIBUTIONS FOR VIENNA EN ROUTE-GENERAL TELEGRAMS? SEVENTH Page. THE CARLISTS ASSAULT PU1CERDAI A RE PUBLICAN VICTORY! A FORCED LOAN DEMANDED FROM VILLA FRANCA? MANY PERSONS INJURED BY AN EXPLODING SHELL ON A BRITISH WAR-SHIP? GENE RAL EUROPEAN CABLE NEWS? SEVENTH Page. ft. GREAT GALE CUTS OFF ALL COMMUNICA TION WITH THE ILL-STARRED ATLANTIC I THE VESSEL MAY GO TO PIECES! A BODY RECOVERED FORTY MILES OUT AT SEA! ARRIVAL OF SOME OF THE DEAD AT THIS CITY I REPREHENSIBLE CON DUCT?^ Third Page. TUE GREAT FORGERIES IN ENGLAND! MCDON NELL, THE ltl DWELLS AND NOYES CLEARLY PROVED TO BE THE GUILTY PARTIES? NEWS FROM CUBA AND MEX ICO? Sevbnth Page. lOTIIERN AND THE FLYING FEAT ! A FINALE ACCORDINO TO THE CODE DUELLO IN PROSPECT I HOW THAT BIO CROWD WAS ?'DONE BROWN"? Third Page. 9ENERAL SHERMAN 8 AYS NO WAR WITH MEXICO IS CONTEMPLATED! BANK TAXES! GREAT REVENUE FRAUDS UNEARTHED IN NEW YORK! THE PRESIDENT'S INDIAN POLICY? Third Page. 8EOROE WILLIAM CURTIS AND THE REFORM OV TBI CIVIL SERVICE I HE GIVES THE REASONS FOR HIS RESIGNATION AND HIS VIEWS ON THE ADMINISTRATION! IMPROPER INFLUENCES AT WORK? FOURTH Page. POSTAL TRANSMISSION! THE DIFFICULTY BE TWEEN THE 1'0>>T OFFICE DEPARTMENT AND THE RAILROAD COMPANIES-RELI GION AND THE MARINES? LOCAL ITEMS EIGHTH Page. SCHOOL TRUSTEES I TROUBLE ABOUT TOE LEGALITY OF APPOINTMENT? LEGAL PRO CEEDINGS IN THE VARIOUS COURTS? Foi/rtH Page. illE LOUISIANA JOCKEY CLUB PREPARING FOR THE COMING MEETING! THE STABLES AND THE ITRSES-ART MATTERS? Koirth Page. flNANCIAL OPERATIONS! FOREIGN EX CHANGE, STOCKS AND GOVERNMENT SECURITIES ON THE RJSE! GOLD FIRMER AND THE MONEY RATE STILL STRIN GENT? Fifth Page. DEFEAT OF THE STRIKINO GASMEN! A FULL SUPPLY OF GAS! NO MORE VIOLENCE? THE OTHER STRIKES? A SHAMEFUL DI VORCE SUIT? Eighth Paue. XHE EVASIONS OF THE USURY I.AWS-REAL ESTATE? ANOTHER EAST RIVER HHIDCE A CURIOUS VESSEL-A NEW STEAMSHIP Fifth Page. Good Fbidat will be observed as a close holiday by the Stock and Gold Boards and by the Cotton and Produce Exchanges. The Cot Ion Exchange has adjourned over until Mon day morning. In London iSaturday and Mon day will also be observed as holidays. An Good Friday is not a legal holiday the banks will have to remain open as usual to meet the payment of drafts. The expediency, if not the propriety, of making the day a legal holi tlay, is getting to be more striking every year. Governor Dix might make the matter the sub ject of a special message to tho Legislature, or the Legislature might take it up without any |^r tbfl fluggestica. The New York Ch?ritr Fr???l t?* <?>e Senate? Schemes of the I<ol?bjr. After three months of plotting, counterplot ting and chicanery over the New York charter, the lobby have taken the matter in hand, and have at lust fairly exposed their game in the Senate. Their object is to defeat the passage of any new charter, in order that the present office-holders on the democratic side, the remnant of the Tammany Ring, Police Commissioners, Fire Commissioners, Commissioners of Charities and Correction and others, together with the old Connolly heads of bureaus in the Finance Department, may retain their positions. The surest method by which thoy could accomplish their object was by obtaining eDough votes to retain Comptroller Green in office? ft proposi tion which the Senate had repoatedly defeated by a decisive majority. This they succeeded in doing yesterday, and from the character of the lobby agents employed in tho work it can be readily understood by what means the result was secured. As it is univer sally conceded that Comptroller^ Green is not capable of discharging the duties of the head of the Finance Department to the advantage of the city, however valuable may have been the services he rendered in the early hours o the reform movemont through his relations with Comptroller Connolly, and as it is noto rious that the Assembly is largely opposed to his retention, this now schcme of the lobby is depended upon for so embarrassing and com plicating tho issues as to render the final defeat of the charter highly probable. The democrats in the Senate, of course, aided in this plot, and it is said that the dem ocrats in the Assembly are to be "convinced by the customary legislative "arguments of the policy of following the example of the democratic Senators. A rumor prevails that ?he Custom House Ring is assisting in tho work for their own ends. The prior action of the Senate in placing the appointing power in the hands of Mayor Havemeycr and retain inc four of tho present republican heads of bureaiiBfor the balance of their full terms was not acceptable to tho Custom House poli ticians. Tho officers retained are not of tho stripe of republicanism that finds favor in the Murphy wing of the party, and the Mayor s bitter denunciations of tho men who gam ble all night to cheat each other and plot all the day to cheat the people" givo them but little hope of receiving favors at his hands in the distribution of the remaining offices. Hence they prefer the present muddled and disorganized government to one which would be likely to strengthen the Mayor on the one hand and the opposition faction, in their own ranks, on the other hand. If, therefore, the disgraceful tampering with the interests of the city of Now York which has been witnessed at tho State capital for the past two or three months should end with leaving the remnant of the Tweed democracy undisturbed in their comfortable positions the responsibility will rest with the republican majority in the Legis lature and with the Custom House Ring. The dishonesty of the "reform" professions of the republican managers, made prior to the last November election, is now exposed in all its nakedness. Their duty to the people de manded at their hands a fair, honest charter for this city. They could have secured this if they had chosen to place the appointing power whero it properly belongs, in the hands of the Mayor, and to sweep away all the old office-holders in a body, or at least all who were objectionable either fts Tammany Ring democrats or as incompetent public servants. This was the honest course to have pursued. They might have even succeeded in giving us a good government and have satisfied the people had they chosen to make a partisan question of the spoils and to take aU the offices lor republicans by tho creation of commissions or otherwise. The citizens were indifferent as to who might fill the public de partments, provided the offices were placed in the hands of honest, capable and enterprising men. Instead of either adopting ft straight forward, honorable course or carrying out boldly a decisive partisan policy, the republicans have been squabbling among themselves, and the Custom House Ring has been grasping at dictatorial powers until the lobby has stepped in and taken the game into their own hands. It is openly stated at Albany that a large amount of money has been raised by the present demo cratic office-holders whose places were in dan ger and that this fund, aided by the rule or ruin policy of the Custom House Ring, is to defeat the passage of any charter this session and to leave the city government in its present deplorable condition, with all the departments jangling and inefficient, and all public progress and improvement blocked. This is the true meaning of the vote to retain Comptroller Green in office. It remains to be seen whether Speaker Cornell and \ ice Presi dent Robinson will defeat the lobby conspiracy by appointing a Committee of Conference that will agree upon an honest charter, and place the responsibility upou those who may be pur chased to defeat the conference report Germany, RunU and Austria? The Entente Cordiale. Emperor William, Prince Bismarck and Yon Moltke, with a brilliant retinue, are to leave Berlin for St Petersburg on the 25th of the present month. On the following day, according to the programme, the Crown Prince of Germany and his wife, the Princess Victoria, will leave Berlin for Vienna. Thin announcement is valuable, chiefly for tho reason that it shows that a good understanding prevails, among the three imperial families. Emperor William, in the most hand some manner possible, repays the visit which the Czar Alexander made to Berlin at the close of the late war. Austria, however, was not unkind on that occasion ; and as Austria is now recovering from her misfortunes and I commanding attention through her grand World's Fair, the Crown Prince and his amia ble Princess go to Vienna to take part in the opening ceremonies of the Exposition. In itself this interchange of courtesies is all very well. For the present it means peace. Would that it could convince us that the peace would be lasting ! Unhappily, it gives us no such assurance. On tho arrival of Emperor William with his suite St. Petersburg will bristle with bayonets, and Russia will adorn herself in the gorgeous panoply of war. It will be the same in \ ienna on the occasion of the opening of the Exposition. The peace of to-day may be shattered to-morrow ; and then what will signify ull those profession* friendship? Poor France, so recently impe rial, too, is now left out in the cold. But France can afford to be indifferent Her time will yet come. i The Imprisoned Herald Commiaatoner. In our latest despatches from Cuba, pub lished elsewhere, will be found the fullest in formation we have been able to obtain re specting the position of Mr. James J. O'Kelly. He was in prison at Manzanillo on the 8 th inst, and in view of the impossibility of de fending himself properly there asked his removal to Havana. This natural request the Captain General has seen fit to deny, although so urged by United States Consul General A. T. A. Torbert. The trial has been orderod by General Cebal los instead to take place at Santiago de Cuba ? a point still more remote than Manzanillo ? as though the purpose was to throw all possible obstacles in the way of communication. We cannot say which is the more unjust, the ar rest and detention itself, the nervousness with which it has been kept secret, or the refusal to give their guiltless prisoner the simple right of an investigation where Spanish power in Cuba is strongest, and where he could at once con vince even the most wilfully blind of his ontire innocence. Why send him still further ?away from Havana ? While all the liberal thought of the civil ized world is applauding the efforts made by the people of Spain towards emancipation from old despotisms, ancient prejudices and cancerous political evils, what a sad contrast is furnished by the action of the Spanish authorities in Cuba relative to our commis sioner ! Wlijfe Spain is struggling for light Spanish Cuba is struggling vainly against it. Bccause of the light it will let in upon tho dark places of Spain's old misgovern ment tho Spanish Bepublic is hailed ; be cause of the light which a newspaper writer can let in upon the horrid war in Cuba (bar barous on both sides) he is imprisoned, threatened and isolated. Mr. O'Kelly has procured information which the American government has expressly stated the neces sity of obtaining. The civilized world, in fact, asked information about the dark, bloody and endless strife "at our doors," and Mr. 0' Kelly's only offence is in pro curing it. Will the Bepublio of Spain proclaim through its representatives in , Cuba that to learn the truth is a crime ? There can be no other ac cusation against our commissioner, let sophistry and prejudice twist his straight forward action as they may. Captain General Ceballos recognized the neutral, journalistio character of our commissioner, as he did that of his predecessor, Mr. Henderson. He ex tended more favors to the latter ; that is all the difference. In his letter to Mr. O'Kelly he spoke of the dangers that might befall him among the insurgents, and how unjust public opinion might distort his possible death among thom into a Spanish assassina tion. Ho thon told him to proceed "at his own risk." Theso unpromising conditions Mr. O'Kelly accepted. His mission was no se cret and his careful impartiality was evidenced in several letters to the Herald. Assured by General Morales of the manner in which he could obtain "pardon'* if he needed it, ho left for the rebel lines. The belief that he could be, even constructively, a spy, was never entertained by the authorities. Once past the Spanish linos, he could havo left the island without ever recrossing them. This the most rancorous Spanish partisans have hastened to state. But Mr. O'Kelly was an impartial journalist and toot a spy. ne did not sneak away from tho coast, as he could have done; but, respecting his own and his mission's dignity, returned in good faith to the Spanish lines. This is the man on whom the Spanish authorities seem to imagine they can wreak a malicious vengeance with impunity. With the life of such a representative of the highest interests of journalism in danger we can rely on the press of America in the expres sion of their opinions. His life is the common cause of all. The attempt to shut out un biased inquiry in Cuba,* with murder threat ened in furtherance of that attempt, appeals in but one way to the American press ? namely, as a blow at the cause of intelligence, which is the cause of alL In simple justice to the brave man who has carricd the banner of intelligence amid the scenes of this deadly, crime-stained war in Cuba we appeal to all humanity against his persistent persecutors,, convinccd that the voice of civilization will be with us, and thm. the great, godlike voice will be obeyed. Apart from the flagrant folly and injustice of Mr. O' Kelly's arrest and detention, we would gravely ask the Spanish authorities what they would expect to gain could they even murder him without fear of the consequences ? Do they imagine the world would thenceforth bo content to let the Cuban war of horrors proceed for another five jears with out question ? Supposing that Mr. O' Kelly's blood could be shed without civilization demanding redress for the deed, do they think tint the exact state of the hor rible strife would escape recital and publica tion ? If their object bo to stifle the voice of appalled humanity, the imprisonment, the murder of a He halo correspondent will not form ono thread for the gag. Wo have repeated the statement that no effort to identify our commissioner with any bias or partisanship in the question beforehand will do other thuu injure tbc Spanish cause in the eyes of the world. Ilia pledges to speak impartially of what he has seen are too deeply registered to be even effaced by this blind persecution. Look at the question in what oblique light they may, the Spanish authorities will find themselves before the one immutable facf, that they are persecuting, imprisoning and threatening a man whoso only crime is honestly, openly seeking the truth in the broad interests of humanity and civilization. This is the light in which the press, the people and the governments of America and England will regard it Can the Spanish authorities venturo to murder Buch a man ? An Epistle from Brlgham Young. While the Hebald has been sending its commissioners to Airica and to Ouba, and has its representatives in every civilized nation of tho earth, seeking to gather up the facts of current daily history, it has at no time been indifferent to passing events at home, and where energy and bravery have been called for it has had willing mes sengers ready at a moment's notice to go whither duty called. The deep preju dices existing in Utah between the Gentile and tho Mormon have rendered it difficult to receive from that Territory at any time a per fectly unbiassed report from either side in the controversy that has so f^ng continued to threaten the peace of the people and the sta bility of its best commercial interests. With a realizing sense of our obligations, as an independent journal to spare no effort or expense in placing before the world the facts of all controversies that interest our people, we thought it but fair and just to the

Mormon Prophet that he should be heard at this time, when there is so much rumored and so little understood about his purposes and designs that seem calculated to disturb the commercial relations of the Mormon people with the rest of the world. We offered to ex-Governor Young the use of our columns to explain. He has done so in his own way and style, and wo give his de spatch verbatim. It is not fitting that we should at the present moment comment at any longth upon his sentiments and tho judgment that he passes upon his own labors and the purposes of his life, but we may properly enough suggest that if tho samo liberality of sentiment ex pressed in this epistle wore borne out in tho sermons in the Tabernacle and in the Mormon press at Salt Lake City there would be little foundation for quarrel be tween the Saints and the sinners. At tho ripe old ago of seventy-two we can well imag ine his desire for peace, and we would be glad, indeed, that the worldwide publicity which tho TTr.nAT.n gives to tho utterances of the Mormon Prophet this morning would be the ushering in of the millennium in Utah. We are, however, given to somo cynicism in faoe of Brigham's magnificent prospectus of his own and his Saints' little commercial games. He is prophetic in his despatch, probably the first instance of prophesying by telegraph on record. Time alone tests these things. Good Friday* An eminent English artist has for the past two years been engaged upon a picture which is entitled "The Shadow of the Cross." It represents the sunset hour, the scene being a carpenter's shop and the characters the Saviour and His mother. The day's work is just done, and Christ stands erect, His arms extended in the ancient attitude of prayer. His mother kneels, with her back turned tow ard the observer and her face in the direction of her Son. The room is filled with the sacred radiance of a solemn sunset, and as the figure of Jesus intercepts a portion of the light the shadow of a cross is projected from His erect attitude and outstretched arms. Upon this shadow His mother's gaze is supposed to be riveted, with a tragic prevision of all that it portends. Her face cannot be seen, but her hands and arms are eloquent, and inform us of her agonized amazement almost as force fully as her features could do. In that grim shadow she reads, with spiritual eyes, the pathway that her Son must tread. The moral of His life for the first time breaks upon her, and she shrinks in speechless anguish before the Divine Mystery to which she has been the medium of giving birth. Perhaps the emotions which the artist has imparted to Mary at this supposititious moment will find an echo in more than one heart during the solemnities of to-day. It is one thing to have followed the ritual during a life time ; it is another to penetrate the spiritual meaning which underlies it and to take in, broadly and deeply, the whole significance of Christ's birth, life, sufferings and death. The shadow of the cross has fallen over all human ity, and that darkness imprints a tender stain upon the garment of every penitent The sombre poetry of the Passion finds a rhyme in every heart, and all human nature's saddest and most valuable experiences are versified to the metre of the crucifixion. With all that there is attractive and fascinating about an honest scepticism, faith still continues to soften its millions of hearts, and the world is better for believing that those who are willing may be saved by the death of One who was perfect. But it would be pleasant to antici pate that the Good Friday which we solemnize to-day would leave an ineradicable influence upon society. The most that we aro warranted in expecting is that its celebration is one of those bcncfioent stays which prevent our being quite so reckless as wo might otherwise be come. Human nature in general? and, per haps, New York human nature in particular ? needs as many of these sacred hinderances as can possibly be securcd, and we therefore hope that the exalting influences of to-day will ex tend widely, deeply and permanently. Tn* "Daily Gbapuic" Has Worked Its Wat to permanency and success. Its first efforts to present illustrations according to the new method did not fill the critical mind with brilliant auguries. In the short space of six weeks it has much improved, and, both trom the skill and excel lence of the work presented and ftie taste and enterprise in the choice ot subjects, tho Graphic gives fair promise of its luture. In yesterday's i?sue it gave a fiuc and accu rate portrait of Mr. James J. O' Kelly, tho Hkram>'b Cuban commissioner. The accom panying memo yj w y uutl^h thiiwUcxe, The Spring FloodoOsngtr Impending In the niaaluippl Vulley. The early arrival of the Spring floods will be noticed with general concern, especially in the broad valley of the Lower Mississippi. For the past week the rai^'all has been heavy through the West, varying from two to nearly five inches through Indiana, Illinois and Missouri. At Fort Wayne the reports by tele graph mentioned yesterday the heaviest rain ? amounting in forty-eight hours to three and three-fourths inches ? known in five years. The floods of the great Western waters occur in February under the snow melting suns of that month, and are followed by the May and June rise, which often commences early in ApriL The latter inundation is the effect of the Spring rains brought from the Gulf of Mexico in the southwesterly or great equatorial current and condensed in the country, still cold from the Winter's refrigeration. The snow and rain fall returns for the past three months Bhow that, notwith standing the great droughts in some parts of the Southern hemisphere, for example at the Cape of Good Hope, in the United States an unusnal amount of water has been falling. According to the law of weather chances and probabilities recently deduced by M. Kappen, the Russian meteorologist, the weather has a decided tendency to preserve its character, and we may stand cautioned to expcct heavy rains and progressive floods from this timo till the middle of Juno. The section most eminently threatened is the Mississippi Valley, south ot Cairo, and if the Ohio, the Missouri, the Illi nois and the Red Rivers combine to swell the volume of the Father of Waters at this juncture, the dan ger of overwhelming the levees and destroying the cotton crop will be very great. It will bo remembered that the memorable flood of the great river in 1858 began just as this has done, early in April, and, gradually increasing, reached its disastrous culmination in the middle of June, inundating the city of Cairo and sweeping like a great tidal wave over the whole country to the southward. The Rocky Mountains are now beginning to dissolve their vast glaciers and snow accumu lations of this long and terrible Winter, and the thousand streams which will flow from th6m to the Mississippi within the next month, reinforced by the floods of the Ohio, the Upper Mississippi, the Wabash and Tennes see, will be likely to make a fearful assault on the already insecure embankments south of Memphis. It is not yet too late to prepare for the probable emergency by fortifying the artificial bulwarks erected against the watery invasion. PERSONAL INTELLIGENCE. Congressman T. C. Piatt, of Oswego, Is at the St. Nicholas Hotel. Judge George W. Dobbin, of Baltimore, is at the New York Hotel. Judge George T. Blgelow, or Boston, Is in town at the Brevoort House. Ex-Governor J. B. Page, of Vermont, is staying at the St. Nicholas Hotel. Senator James A. Bayard, of Delaware, yester day arrived at the New York Hotel. T. C. Callicott, of Albany, the former Speaker of the Assembly, Is at the Fifth Avenue Hotel. J. W. Garrett, of Baltimore, the President of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, is at the Brevoort House. Ex-Queen Isabella Is shortly going to Rome with the Prince of Asturlas to have the youth confirmed by the Pope. Lieutenant Wheeler is making the final arrange ments (or resuming the exploration of Southern Utah and Northern Arizona. The Archduke Charles, of Austria, and the Prin cess Marie, of Braganza, daughter of the ex-King Don Miguel, of Portugal, are betrothed. The Attorney General of trie United States has appointed Mr. Peddrlck to act as Chief Clerk of the Department of Justice during the absence of Mr. Falls. W. L. Scruggs, who was appointed Minister to Colombia during the session or the Senate and whose nomination was not acted npon, was again appointed by the President yesterday for that mis sion. Mrs. Millcent Garrett Fawcett, wife of Professor Fawcett, the distinguished English liberal leader, member of Parliament for Brighton, Is wlunlnghlgh commendation as a lecturer, having recently appeared on the rostrum in Liverpool with an able, common sense discourse upon "Luxury and ts Uses." It Is stated that we are likely to have a sort of rellglo-temperance commotion In this neighbor hood before long. Unlike the cholera or plague, which usually starts in the East and takes a west ern course, this visitation comes from the West in the person of a noted backwoods exhorter who has been creating a tremendous sensation among sin ners and Inebriates in the western part of the country. A miner at Helston, England, lately started to go home with tnree cartridges of dynamite (concen trated blasting powder) In his trowsers pocket. It is supposed he Intended to blow up his wire in case supper should be slaw or anything else should go wrong. He was round as bare as Adam belore his illicit frnlt desert, deficient of one hand, and with a large hole in his stumach. His tin match box is reported mlsslug. Our governmental swallows can scarcely be said to fly, but about this time 01 the year they are called, and go in numbers, "on business,'' to the European Arcadia. On the steamship City of Brooklyn, which sails to-morrow, ex-Senator Cat tell, of New Jetsey; John P. Blgelow, Chief of the Loan Division of the Treasury; Colonel Richard J. binton, Inspector orConsulates, and ChlerEnglneer King, or the Uulted States Navy, will be passen gers. Mr. Blgelow and Senator Cattell, who was recently appointed an agent or the Treasury De partment, are charged with a financial mission, and Colonel Illnton is going to Europe to overlook and report the condition or our Consular aifalrs. Mr. Blgelow Is now at tho Hoffman Uouse. ARMY 0RDER8. Orders have been issued from the Wan Depart ment under which General Rufus Ingalls, division and Depot Quartermaster at New York, goes to Vienna, to observe and report upon all appliances there exposed which have relation te the supplying and moving or modern armies by land andwater, his place being temporarily supplied by Colonel !Chas. G. Sawtelle. Colonel H. C. Ransom, Chier Quarter master of the Department of Dakota, is transferred in the same capacity to the Department of lhe Gull, which carries hia from St. Paul to New Orleans. Colenel Rufus Wax ton is transferred from the Department ?r the Columbia to that of the Lakes, removing him from Portland, Oregon, to Detroit, and displacing Major J. A. Pot ter, who Is to have a Southern station In exchange ; Colenel R. N. Batehehler is transferred from New \ork citv to Portland, Oregon; Major Benjamin O. Card, Depot Quartermaster at San Antonio, Texas, goes to St. Paul; Captain W. B. Hughes Is trans ferred from New Orleans to San Francisco; Cap tain E. D. Baker from I'tah to Dakota; Captain J. G. C. I. ee from Washington to the depot at Jellter sonvllle, Ind. ; Captain O. C. Smith rrom San Fran cisco to Fort t.'nion. New Mexico, and Captain A. J. McOoniKle from the latter post to the charge or the National Cemetery branch of the Quarter master General's office. Majors J. D. Bingham and M. J. Ludington are retained in charge of their present duties in the bureau at VVashiuuton. NAVAL ORDERS. ~~ Washington, April 10, 1874. The President to-day appointed Capt. Wn. N. JclTers, or the United States Navy, to be Cbler or j the Bureau ot Ordnance of the Navy Department, vice Bear Admiral Case, who la to take comuuuJ I oitUc Ltioueuli Cuut, ENGLAND. The Budget Reduction of the Sugar Duties-? Treasury Proposition for Its Operation? Ex plosion on Board a War Ship? Bullion in Outflow from the Bank. TELEGRAM TO THE HEW YORK HERALD. London, April 10. 1873. Right ITonorabie Mr. Lowe, Chancellor of the Ex chequer, has arranged to carry the reduction of fifty per cent en the sugar duties into effect next month. The reduction on raw sugar will take place on the 8th, and on reflned sugar on the 28th. OUTFLOW OK BULLION FROM THE BANX. The bullion In the Hank of England has decreased ?5is,ooo during the past week. ALAKM1NU EXPLOSION ON BOARD A WAR SHIP. A shell exploded yesterday on board Iler Majes ty's gunnery ship Cambridge, during practice at Devenport. It has been ascertained that many persons were hurt, but beyond this nothing can ba learned, as the authorities refuse to allow detail* of the occurrence to be made public. COMPLIMENT TO AilKKH'AN TALENT. The British Society of Kngineers gave a com plimentary banquet last night to Mr. Silas Sey mour, of New Yorn. TUX STEAMSniP CELTIC IN PORT. The passengers who arrived from New York by the steamer Celtic on her last trip held a meeting before reaching port, and adopted resolution** :omplimcntary to the officers of the ship. THE VIENNA EXHIBITION. TELLCRAIKl 10 THE NEW YORK HERAL7. Trieste, April 10, 18T3. The United States store ship Supply was towed Inio port to-day by the Brooklyn. The Supply has the American contributions for the Vienna Exni bltlon on board. VIRGINIA POLITICS. Meeting of the Republican State CentiKl Committee? The Convention to IV o mi nute state Officers for Klection in No vember Next to Take Place on July 30? Radical Hopes of Success. Richmond, April 10, 1873. The election for State officers and a new Legisla ture will be held in November next In Virginia. A large meeting of the State Republican Committee was In attendance here to-day pursuant to call. The committee was full, every part of the State being represented. Hon. W. H. H. Stowell, mem ber of Congress from the Fourth district, presided as chairman. There was entire harmony of Bentl ment. Several distinguished republicans not of the committee wore also in tho city, including Congressman Piatt, Colonel it. W. Hughes, Dr. Walsh, ot Whitevllle ; Colonel William T. Early, ot Charlottesville ; State Senator Greene, of Peters burg, and others. The committee fixed upon Lynchburg as tha place aud the 30th day of July as the time of hold ing the Republican Convention to nominate a Gov ernor, Lieutenant Governor anil Attorney General. The members of the committee represent that there is little, If any, difference ol opinion afcto who will be the republican candidate lor Governor, the general leellng being in favor ol Colonel Robert W. Hughes, of Abingdon. There is ?o probability of railroad issues being introduced into the republi can platform Colonel Hughes remarked that for thirty yearB political parties In this State had al lowed their members to think as they pleased oa railroads and rellglou. The disposition is to make popular education, tho material development ol the Slate through aid from the national government and the cultivation of liberal sentiments towards Northern mechanics, manufacturers, tanners and capitalists coming here the leading Ideas of the campaign. The republicans will probably express their appre ciation of respectable and wortliy carpet-baggers by putting Mr. C. P. RamsdelL Legislator from Sur rey county, on their ticket as candidate tor Lieu tenant Governor. There Is a general feeling in lavor of Mr. Lunsford L. Lewis, of Culpepper county, grandson of Judge Lomax and half brother of Senator Lewis, as candidate for Attor ney General. The committee express en tire confidence that the Convention wilt be harmonious, and believe that its nominations will be made by acclamation. They also speak with confidence of carrying the State. They say that Virginia gave Grant upwards of five thousand votes over Greeley, though the conservative can vassers of the voles only counted them 2,000 ma jority. The mourners of the committee further declare that the people in all parts oi the State are looking anxiously for aid from Congress for the common schools and for the completion of the Vir ginia water line, and are disposed to put their state government In accord with the ruling party lb Congress. The report that Robert E. Lee, Jr., Is to be the conservative candidate for Governor Is without authority of well advised meu of mat party, and' has no foundation whatever. THE H'REESPORT FIRE. The Lou by the Destruction ot the tional Tube Works Estimated at Half a million? Mat of the Companies in. which Insurance Was Effected. PrrrsBUBO, Pa., April 10, 18V. The loss by the burning or the National Tube Works, at McKeesport, last night, is larger than at first estimated. The main building was 286 feet long and 160 feet vide; the most important part of the machinery therein was destroyed with it. A blacksmith shop building, 130 feet by 35 feet wide* was also destroyed, as well as the building over the Gas Producer storehouse, 160 feet r>y 20 feet. It was full of valuable stores. The total value of the buildings, stores of all kinds and machinery is es timated at $500, oou. Workmen to-day are removing the debris, when the exact loss to machinery caa be ascertained. The following is a list of companies in which the works were insured Phoenix, of Brooklyn, $5*000; Franklin, ot Philadelphia, $5,000; standard, of New York, $5,000; Koyal, of Liverpool, $lu,<uo; Imperial, or London, $10,000: Etna, of Ilartford,. f 10,000; Orient, of Hartford, $5,000; Alps, of Erie, $5,000; Connecticut, or Hartrord. $5,ooo; Penn sylvania, $5,000; London, Liverpool ana Globe, or England, $5,foo; Commerce, or Albany, $2,500; National, or Hartrord, $5,500; American, o I Philadelphia, 18,600; Lorlllard, of New York, $5,ooo; Commercial Union, or London, $5,000; Narrugan sett, ol Providence, $5,000 ; German, oiKrie, $5,ooo; Republic, ot New York, $5,ooo; Howard, of Now York, $5,000; Lancashire, or Manchester, $10,0 it; Fireman's Fund, or California, $5,ooo; state ot Missouri, $5,ooo: American Central, or St. Louis, $5,ooo; Black Klver, or New York. $.\ooo; Artisans', ol Pittsburg, $5,ooo; Pittsburg, or Pittsburg, $,,,ouoi Citizens', of Pittsburgh, $2,500. The remainder of the Insurance ($50,o00) was In Pittsburg oaices, tne Eureka. Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, Teutonic. City, Peoples' and Alleinanla being among the number. CHASE CITY. Chief Justice Chase Waited I'pniv ftn Richmond and Presented with an Address Touching the Incorporation i| the Town Named Aftr^Hlm. Richmond, April 10, 1H3. A deputation or English and Northern setuenr called on Chicr Justice Chase, at tho residence oC General Bradley T. Johnson, this morning, a?l presented him with an address on the occasion of the incorporation of Chase City, in Meek lea burg, county. This is the largest and wealthiest North ern colony in the Southern States. Ainontt the deputation were Judge Wrlgtit, late ol Connecti cut; Kev. J. Yashenhurst, late or Ohio; John K. Boyd, last President or the Philadelphia Gold Exchange, and Mr. J. A. H. St. Andrew, or Eug ... w The Chier Justice, In reply to the address, prom ised to visit Chase Cltv, expressed the greatest pleasure at the extraordinary progress of Northern and English emigration in tins state, and sal' I that bv this means Virginia would, ere lonjr, surmount ail the difficulties of her present impoverished con dition. He was especially glad to see ao many Ohio and otlier Western settlers in the Old l>o?' minion. in response to an Inquiry on the part of the ChirlL Justice the deputation stated that both English* and Northern settlers generally were fully satisfied* with their success in this .state. I General Johnson entertained the deputation, iaj elegant style, and after toasting suoccss to ctujwy City the visiting sc-ttlers withdrew, highly grut&ad with their reception by the Chter Justice. THE HERALD ASD ITS MARVELLOUS I3SUE3. [1? rem the Newark ( N . J.) Renter, April 10.} The Nkw York Hkrald is our of tne wonders of the world. On Sunday last it 'printed a quintrpe sheet, and every day since & quadruple sheet. It in a proud satisfaction to Americans tc know that the largest newspaper estat.iis'atuent in the world la theirs. The detail* connected with the publica: ,oit or last Sunday's editlou/resd like a (airy tale. The nnmber consisted or twenty paires? that Is, K9 i columns, ef which sr.vcnty-oight were aUvertiso I. ti.?>n,m aud lerty-two rvaduu u?Uor,

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