Newspaper of The New York Herald, 16 Nisan 1873, Page 9

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated 16 Nisan 1873 Page 9
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Xhivan Dissension and Russian Influence Over the Reigning Khan. Elocution of a Chief Counsellor and ?atecutive Action in 8npport of the Crar? Rus sian Prisoner! Liberated? An American Correspondent for the Seat of War. TELEGRAMS TO THE NEW YORK HERALD. St. PcTKHSBiraa, April 18, 1873. New* having an Important bearing on the Of the Khlvan expedition havo been received here. Internal dissensions bave broken out in Khiva. The reigning Khan has executed his ohief coun sellor, and imprisoned his unole and other influen tial Khlvans who were enemies of Hussla, He has also released the Russians long held as prisoners In Khiva, and sent them to meet the detachment of the Czar's expedition which Is advancing from Orenburg. American Note* of the Russian Advance March. St. Petkbsburo, April 18, 187J. An American correspondent and the Secretary of the United States Legation in this city have left St. Petersburg for Khiva. THE POPE. Sis Holiness' Condition of Health Unchanged? The Cardinal Chamberlain Sum moned to the Vatican. TELEGRAMS TO THE HEW YORK HERALD. Rome, April 18? Noon. The condition of the Pope Is unchanged to-day. Cardinal tie Angelis, Chamberlain of the Roman Churoh, has been summoned to Home. French Bourse Humor of the Pontiff's Death. Paris, April 15? Evening. There was a rumor on the Bourse late this after* noon that the pope was dead. It has received no confirmation up to the present moment. Tike Chamberlain ot the Roman Clrareh. His Eminence Philippe de Angola*, the first on the list ef the Order of Cardinal Priests in the Sa cred College, was born at Ascoli on the 10th of April, In the year 1792. He is, consequently, eighty one years of age this present day. Venerable him self in yeani iiL? official functions, as Chamberlain of the Holy Roman Church, towards the Pontiff, Plus the Ninth, are rendered especially solemn by the great age of the distinguished patient. The Cardinal's present call from a temporary recess retirement to the Vatican Rives indica tion that the authorities of the Pontificate consider the Pope's lite still in danger. The Cardinal Chamberlain lias important duties to pcriorm Immediately alter a Pope dies. Indeed, If Pio No:io were at all u nervous man, the advent 01 the Cardinal Chamberlain, coupled with the fact that hours and hours are spent in discussing whether, in the event of his death, he Should be buried according to old custom, and his successor be appointed accord inj? to the laws of the Churrh, would suffice to kill liim. The cere monies which must be observed at the death ef a Pope are numerous and interesting. As soon as lie has expired, bis head is covered, and nobody can touch him or remove him from his bed until Che death has been duly certified with all the legal formalities. The Cardinal Chamberlain is ushered, by MonBignor the Master of the Chamber, Into the bedroom or the deceased, several members of the Palatine Guard and the Apostolic Notary fol lowing him. One or the private servants of the 1'ope uncovers the face of the dead Pontiff, and the Car dinal Chambcrain bavins authenticated the death, receives irom the hands of the Master of the Cham ber the Anello Piscatorio. It is then the duty of the Apostolic Notarv to write out and read aloud the legal acknowledgment of the recognition of the body, and the consignment of the Anello. This done, all retire, aud the Penitentiaries of St. Peter's alone remain in the room of the deceased, to offer up prayers lor his soul. On leaving the apartments ?r the Pope, the Cardinal Immediately signs an order that the great bell of Uie Capitol shall an nounce to the public the sad event. On the bell beginning to toll all the churches Must follow, and ftineral services commence immediately every where. ENGLAND. Democratic Demonstration in Support of the Bights of labor? Serions Riot Among Government Artisans. TELEGRAM TO THE NEW YORK HERALD. London, April 16, 1873. Fire gas stokers, who were imprisoned some time ago during a strike of the gasmen for viola tlon of the laws against conspiracy, were released at Maidstone to-day, the terms of their sentences having expired. A great demonstration of sympathy was made in their case at Maidstone. A public breakfast was given them, at which 2fi0 persons were present, and Messrs. Potter and Odger made speeches. GOVERNMENT KMPIOTBH AND MARINES IN CONFLICT. A riot occurred In Chatham yesterday, between the engineers and marines attached to the arsenal at that town, and many of the participants were hart. The authorities were Compelled to call ont the troops, who succceded in restoring order after arresting a large number of the rioters. GERMANY. Differences of Municipal Government in the Hewly Annexed Territory? The Power of Conquest Vindicated. TELEGRAMS TO THE NEW YORK HERALD. fcTRASBlTRO, April 10, 1873. The Governor of Alsace Tiia removed the Burgo master of this city, because the latter said he only renamed In the country m the hope that it woald be restored to France. Police Director Bach has been appointed to the vacant office. The Common Council protested against the appointment, and re fusing to sit under Bach's Presidency, have held no meetings since the change was made. The members of the Council have consequently been suspended for two months from the exercise Of their functions, which have been transferred to the new Burgomaster as Oommlssiouer Uxtraor dinary. An Eminent Scientist Dangeronaly 111. 1 Berlin, April lft, 1873. j Baron Justus de Llefolg, the eminent scientist, ; fa dangerously ill. He would reach the seventieth year of his age on the 12th of May. THE NEW ATLANTIC CABLE Halifax, N. 8., April la, 1973. Tho sloanier Kangaroo, which was to have sailed : to-day for New York with the shore end ef the ! new Atlantic cable, is still in port. . A RIOT AT PIQHT8T0WN, IND. ? ^ Indianapolis, April 15, 1873. A serious riot I? Jn progress at Knightstown, Ind., between the strikes at the coal mines and furnaces and colored minefS lately imported from Virginia. Tho whole town is apparently now engaged in a general ro6i?e, originating with a negro and a striker, which soen spread. The negroes are now at their boarding house, well armed and well guarded by the local police. A crowd is surrounding It, throw ing stones and other missiles. A company of col ored miners irom Brazil and vicinity came to the aid of the negroes. Many shots were fired during the meiee. Governor Hendricks has been ap plied to for troops, and It is ex pected that the Emmett Guard* and a 00,17 , ?.l . P?"ce from this city will leave for Kni?htstown at two A. M.. and will arrive there about Ave A. M. Tho indications now arc that there will oe bloody work before the? arrive. One of tho ttuard over the negroes has been in Sired, It Is not known how serinimly. The town fMPof rumors. The women are the most Xuiious. MlMJt Jf Ut j MMUr CIVIL WAR. Deadly Collision Between the Whites and Blacks of Grant Parish, La. Four* Hundred Africans in W ar Array. BATTLE AT COLFAX. Driven from Their Trenches the Negroes Flee to the Court House. Fir? Employed to Burst the Barricades. FRIGHTFUL SLAUGHTER. One Hundred Negroes Shot in Rushing from the Burning Ambuscade. ORIGIN OF THE TROUBLE TRACED TO POLITICS New Orleans. La., April 15, 1873. The steamboat Southwestern, which arrived at about twenty minutes past one this afternoon, brings stirring and important news from Grant parish. The whites have retaken Collar and there Is not a negro to be found for miles around. From passeng ers on the Southwestern we glean the following: ? The negroes had strongly entrcuched themselves In the Court House and built breast works three and four feet high. There were, It is said, ubout four hundred mea armed and equipped thoroughly. ATTACK OP THE WHITES, On Sunday, at about twelve o'clock, about one hundred and fifty men, who had gathered from the surrounding parishes, made an attack on the breastworks, and a brisk light was kept up till somewhere near three o'clock. The breastworks wore then stormed and captured, the negroes tak ing refuge In the Court House, the doors of which were barricaded. After some further fighting the negrees threw out a flag of truce, and several de tachments of men advanced on It, when they were fired on by the besieged party, wounding several, one of whom was Captain Uodnot, who was shot in the bowels, and who, It is leared, is fatally wounded. They retreated on the outside of the breastworks, and, as the only means of dislodging the negroes, THE COURT HOP SE WAS SET ON FIRE, and they were shot as they came from the burning building. It is reported that between eighty and one hundred negrees were killed and that there were none afterwards to be found for miles around. Ihe Captain of the steamboat Southwestern makes the following statement:? We arrived at Colfax Sunday evening, about eight o'clock, and found that the white people and the Sheriff, at their head, I suppose, had captured the town after having had a conflict with the negroes. It was re ported to me that abeut ONE HUNDRED NEUROES HAD BEEN KILLED and many wounded. We saw from our boat about fifteen or twenty lying around on the banks dead. One white man was reported killed, whose name I did not learn, and two very seriously wounded? Messrs. Hodnot and Harris. Mr. Hodnot was shot through the bowels, and it is supposed that he is mortally wounded. We brought Messrs. Harris and Hodnot down from Colfax to Alexan dria. Three or four other white men were slightly wounded. About one hundred negroes escaped ; ' but it was reported that the whites were still pursuing them. ALL TBI LEADERS ESC ATI. All the leaders of the riot escaped. The negroes ambuscaded themselves in the Court House. The whites, on finding there was no other mode of at tack left them, set lire to the building. The whites numbered in the neighborhood of one hundred and fifty men. The fight lasted from twelve o'clock until nearly five P. M. The whites are now in pos session of Colfax, and when I left, late last Sunday night, everything was very quiet. THE ORIGIN OF THE TROUBLE. Grant parish, which was recently created out of a portion of Rapides, is situated upon Red River, above Alexandria. Its seat, Colfax, a small, strag gllng town, containing about half a dozen white families. Is located upon the Calhoun plantation, the sugar house serving the purpose of a Court House. From some cause its returns were thrown out from the count in the recent election, and about three weeks ago both sets of candidates vis ited this city, had an interview with Governor Kel i and demanded <?oyffiqq|oq8; tjjj fusion can didates being at that time in possession 01 the offices. KET.LOflO DECLINES TO INTERFERE. At the Interview, which was a very stormy one, Governor Kellogg declined to Issue commissions to either party, advising them to settle the dispute by a compromise, whereupon both parties returned and the local excitement became greatly inten sified. Two weeks ago the negroes, under com mand of a colored man named Ward, took posses sion of the Court House, and proceeded to throw ap entrenchments. Some rioting occurred at the time, but with no fatal result. THE WHITES ORDER OCT WOMEN AND CHILDREN. Numbering some four hundred in all, they re mained in this hostile attitude antll Sunday morn ing last, when a league of whito men that had been formed for the purpose, numbering 124 armed men, recruited from both Grant and Rapides, arrived at , Colfax at about daylight, and, after giving the negroes an hour to removo their women and chil dren, made the attack with the result repo-rted, As no telegraphic communication exists with thd seat of war, we are, as yet, in possession of no rur ther details. The event has created great excite ment throughout the city, and it Is expected that a detachment of Kellogg's newly-formed brigade and armed police will soon leave for the scene of act ion under command of General Longstreet. SPAIN. Party Opposition to the Flan of Constituent Cortes Election. TELEGRAM TO THE HEW YORK HERALD. Madrid, April 15, 1873. The radicals and constitutionalists have resolved to abstain from voting in the election lor members , jtf utt uviiitnueut wwtw? THE MUZUILLO PRISONER. Semi -Official Statement That Mr. O'Kelly Is in No Danger. THE NEW CAPTAIN GENERAL TO DECIDE. A Different View by the Consuls at Santiago de Cuba. THE CASE SAID TO BE EXTREMELY CRITICAL. Havana, April 14, | Via Key West, April 15, 1873. \ Mr. 0' Kelly, the correspondent of the New York Herald, remains at Manzanillo. Cap tain General Ceballos evidently intends to leave the decision of O' Kelly's caso to his suc oessor, General Picltain, who is expected here soon. The life of Mr. 0' Kelly is IN NO DANGER. His proposed trial is regarded an a mere matter of form in order to savo appearances. Mr. 0' Kelly wants to oome to Havana and it is expected that the Captain General will comply with his wish in a few days. THE AUTHORITIES BASE THEIR PROSECUTION of O' Kelly upon the fact that he had in his possession when captured letters from Ces pedea. THE ENGLISH CONSUL AT HAVANA favors the release of O' Kelly, although the prisoner has acted contrary to the advice of the Consul in violating the laws of the coun try. Urgent Despatches from the British nnd American Consuls at Santiago de Cuba. British Vice Consulate, | Santiago de Cuba, April 12, 1873. j James Gordon Bennett, New York: ? Mr. O' Kelly telegraphs that the trial pro ceeds nnd nis case is serious and that he fears the result. I would recommend you to use your influence immediately with Minister Sickles at Madrid to obtain Mr. O' Kelly's re lease. There is no time to be lost. W. F. RAMSDEN, British Vice Consul. THE CASE EXREMELY CRITICAL. United States Consulate, ) Santiago de Cuba, April 15, 1873. j James Gordon Bennett, Now York: ? Mr. 0' Kelly's case is extremely critical. I should advise you to communicate immedi ately with the Spanish Minister in Washing ton. The case is very urgent. A. N. YOUNG, American Consul. THE CUBANS IK HEW YORK Of SIR. O'&ELLY'g CASE. Yesterday afternoon a Herald reporter had a few minutes' Interview with one of the roost prominent Cubans in this city concerning the fate of Mr. O'Keliy, and the following conversation took place Reporter? What do the majority of your coun trymen think about Mr. O'Kelly's fate at the pres ent moment T Cuban? A lew days ago they considered him a lost man, but new they are most sanguine that lie will be back in the Herald office within a few weeks. Rbpobtbr? Why this change of opinion f Cuban? We all believe that the present Captain General, Ceballos, who is shortly to be superseded, wants to wash his hands of the matter, and Is leav ing the matter for the adjudication ot the new Captain General, Seflor Pteltaln, who is shortly expected at Havana. I have to day received a letter from Madrid, which states that he was to embark for Havana on the 30th of last month by the Spanish mall steamer at Cadiz, and, If he has taken passage on that day. he would ARRIVE AT HAVANA ABOUT TO-MORROW; bnt I believe my Informant must be in error, or we should have heard by telegraph of his departure, on the principle that the departure of reinforce ments for the Spanish army In Cuba are always scrupulously telegraphed. I believe that the new Captain General Is to bring out a large number of republican officials to Havana, and that a complete change In the present rigime may be expeted in that city. Rbpobtbr? What do you know of the new Cap tain General's character and disposition? Cuban? Merely this, that he Is a stanch repub lican and Is said to possess most liberal views ; and, In view of this, I, In common with my country men, believe that as soon as he arrives in Cuba Mr. O'Kelly's Imprisonment will Instantly termi nate, for Spain cannot aiford to be on bad terms with the United States. MR. O'KELLY'S TWO HAMMERS. Mr. O'Keliy holds in his hands, as we say In Spanish, two hammers? one Is Great Britain and th^ ?th?? the United States. I am not abetting man, but fwoiild willingly b?t a hundred to one that Mr. O'Keliy will be speedily released through the intervention of one or both or these Powers. Here Is a Madrid paper I have this moment re ceived which speaks of Mr. O'Keliy? La Eslrel'.a de los Dos Mwuloa. A MADRID PAPER ON MR. O'KEU.T. Mr. James O'Keliy, the new commissioner of the Herald to Cuba, has been threatened witn death by General Morales de los Hios at Palma sovlsno. The Herald has an article, In which, com menting ob the fact, says that tho con sequence of murdering an Inoffensive Amer ican citizen will he most serious. The Spanish troope on the Hinind are acting on the defensive, while the volunteers are meditating raids on the cities, and we believe of a troth that we are on the eve 01 Important events. Gold Is In Cuba at twenty-three per cent premlnm; ne groes 11,100 a head ; Chinese ffloo. oxen $80, and all with an upward tendency. We believe the only salvution lor Cuba lies In the establishment of the Republic, and we affirm that if It Is not speedily put on a solid basis Spain will Boon lose her Cuban and Port* mean possessions. TUB CAPTAIN OBNBRAL'S COMPROMISE. A report was circulated in this city yesterday that the new Captain General of Cuba will endeavor to effect a compromise with the Cuban patriots, and that he had been empowered by the authorities at Madrid to restore to the widows and orphans of Cuban patriots the property seized from the forBier on account of tholr relatives tax ing up arms against the Spanish government. G0E3ELL UNIVERSITY ELECTION. Albany, N. Y., April 10, 1873. The Cornell University held Its semi-annual meet ing here to-day, The lollowtng named trustees were present:? The Uoiy Kzra Cornell, Governor Dlx, Lieutenant Governor Robinson, Speaker Cornell, President White, superintendent Itibilc Instruc tion Weaver, H. M. Sage, John M. Graw, Amasa J. I'arker, George M. Schuyler, J. H. Seikreg, Hiram Sibley, K. B. Morgan. Samuel Campbell, or Oneida county, was chosen trustee In place of Horace Greeley, deceased: George J. Magee, of Schuyler county, in place or J. Meredith Read, abroad, and Frederick Law Almsted In place of Charles 1. Fol ger, resigned. A regular meeting of the American Society of Civil Engineers will be held at the rooms, 63 Wil liam street, tills evening, at eight o'clock. Sub THE IYIODOCS. No News Yet from lite Heat oi' War. A Great Storm in the "West In terrupts Communication. ANXIETY IN WASHINGTON. Sketch of Colonel Jeff. C. Davis, General t'anby's Successor. Omaha, Neb., April 15, 1873. Tho storm en tho lino of tno Union Pacific Rail road proven to be one of the most violent of the season. It begau two days ago and continued last night and to-day with unabated fury. There are NO MEANS OK COMMUNICATING WITH SAN FKANCI800, or of ascertaining anything further a'^out army movements against the Modocs. The lines of the Western Union Telegraph Com pany west ot Grand Island are all down, while the lines of the Union Pacific Railroad are worse oil, working no farther than Schuyler station, and TI1E WIKK3 l.OADKD WITH SLEET. The storm is from the North, and mostly between North Platte and Fremont. At Grand Island and vicinity, where it seems to centre, no trains are moving. At present no one cau face the storm. ANXIETY IN WASHINGTON, No Deapatchea Received at the War De partment from the Seat of War. Washington, April 15, 1873, Up to a late hour to-night there had not been re ceived at the War Department a single despatch from either General Scofleld or Colonel Glllem. The situation is unchanged s? far as it relates to the action or officials in Washington. It is not ex pected that the Mouoca can be exterminated with out loss on our side. The friends ot the officers on duty in Oregon are very anxious to hear from tho seat of war. GENERAL CANBYS SUCCESSOR. Sketch of Colonel Jeff. C, Uavfn, Ilia Life and Service*. Colonel Jefferson C. Davis, tho officor who suc ceeds the murdered Canity in command of the United States forccs operating against the band of Captain Jack, was, when the war brake out, a sec end lieutenant of artillery in Fort Sumter and distinguished himself in its stubborn defence under Major Anderson. Later, after his exchange, he ?perated In Missouri and Arkansas with the forces combatting the Confederate General Sterling Price. In these Southwestern campaigns he dlstfn gulshed himself both as an infantry and cavalry commander and at one time commandod a di vision. He subsequently was assigned te the com mand of General Nelson at Louisville in organizing troops at that point, but, becoming involved in a difficulty with Nelson, weapons were drawn in the Gait House, and Davis killed his superior officer. He was tried by court martial and honorably ac quitted. Still later he served as brigadier general of lnlantry under Kosencrans In the Army of the Cumberland, and was raised to the rank of mjor general of volunteers, and commanded a* division at Chlckamauga and the battles about Chattanooga. In all his engage ments tie was noted for caution, able strategy and personal bravery, and was implicitly trusted by his superiors and esteemed as a faltu ful officer. On tho resignation of General (arter wards Governor) John M. Palmer, of Illinois, as Com mander of the old Fourteenth Army corps, General Davis succeeded to the command and remained its leader in all the battles during the Summer cam paign of 1804 against Atlanta, In the march to the sea and the advance through the Carolina* to Richmond and Washington. At Ebenezar Creek, In the rear of Savannah, Davis* command was bo encumbered by negro refugees that It dropped far behind the other corps, and was in danger of attack and annihilation by the Confederate forces on its nanks and rear. In this dilemma Davis resolved to save his corps at all hazards, and, stationing guards at the bridge of Ebenezar Creek, stopped all the refugees (some six thousand in number) nntil his troops *and trains hail passed over safely. He then burned the bridge, and, leaving the negroes on the north side of the creek, made a forced march, saved his corps and participated in the attack upon Savannah. At this time Wheeler's cavalry was close upon his rear, and on arriving at the bridge, Wheeler, smarting under the escape of Davis, madly charged upon the poor negroes, and men, women and children were driven into the mwddy waters of the Ebenezar, where many were drowned. A fearful howl was te-echoed through the country at what partisan Journals de nominated "Davis* criminal cruelty," and a Congressional committee was instructed to inquire Into the circumstances of the massacre at Ebenezar Creek. All army officers familiar with the facts Justified Davis in resorting to this alternative to save his com mand, and the Congressional commltteo were forced to the same conclusion. When the war closed General Davis held some minor positions, and finally went out to Alaska to receive (ton behalf, of the United States. In the executton of that mission he gave entire satisfaction to our govern ment and that of Russia, from which he received the Territory. More recently he was stationed In this city In charge of the recruiting service In this district. It would be difficult to find an officer of the army more prompt to carry out to the letter the orders ol his superiors, and those who served with him in many engagements express the belief that ^f jt be the desire of the War Department and the President to exterminate tho treachorous Modocs, they have In General Davis a man who will allow none to escape the vengeance of his troopers. INDIANS OF THE SOUTHWEST. Young Men of the Cheyenne*, on a Big Drunk, Take to Murder? Fanny Peti tion from Klowaa, Comanche* and Com pany to the (lr*at Father? The La teat Phaae of the Peace Policy. WA8HINUT0X, April 15, 1873. The following despatch from Enoch D. Hoag, Superintendent of Indian Agencies, at Lawrence, Kansas, was received by Commissioner Smith to day:? on the 2d Instant I Instructed Professor Norton, Cheyenne trader, to make a thorough Investigation into the reported murder of surveyors by Indians. The evidence fixes the murders oa the 10th ultimo, while a letter from John F. Williams, our *peclai agent, whom we reqnlre to remain with said In dians at their camp, and whose statements are re liable, dated at the camp, March 212, says: "I re turned from Cheyenne camp day before yesterday riOth). I met Medicine Arrow, Old Whirlwind, Big Jake, Gray Beard, Little Hock, Young Whirlwind, Ueap of Birds and other minor chiefs, in council on the 16th. George Bird did the Interpreting." Said letter Informs of his presence at a council with all the chiefs except Bull Bear, who was on the Canadian Klver, on the 19th, and on the day previous (18th) they were on a large drnnk. It appears, if said outrage was committed at all by Clieytnnea, It was probably done by some of their young men in the absence of their chiefs and while lutoxlcated. This news is strengthened by the bodies being burled In sand, which Is nnusuat among Indians. They scalp uud leave bodies ex posed. The invesflgatlon will be pursued, and especially with the Indians, on their arrival at the agency to which they arc moving, and we expect no further trouble. E. o. HOAO, Superintendent, {A nUMBI.K PETITION. The following petition from Indians, asking for the release of Santanta and Big Tree, was received at the Interior Department:? To our Gbkat Father, The President of rns United States:? We, the chiefs, braves, warriors, head men ami younn men of the Kiowa and Comanche tribes of Indians, hereby acknowledge that we have hereto fore Incurred thy displeasure by numerous depre dations and plunder, ?>y murdering innocent people jNul Vttioug Mito 9?ptiv4wr utuywwt wvawM tuU children. Thia we have done, wtille thon hast been feeding and clothing us, and M spite ol tlii' entreaties and warning* of the moBSt-UK" is oittimes sent among us. We have by theae wanton acta of oars defied the people and goveru ment of the United States, until thou hast ceased thy long continued forbearance and hast taken our chieia, Siintaiita and Big Tree, prisoners and car ried Into captivity more than a hundred ol our women and children. We love our cbiela and wo men and children and are brought into deep trou ble and sorrow by our own disobedience, which has caused our Great Father to Inflict this s.ivere punishment upon us; and we i?e^ of our Great Father to pais by our many transgressions and lorgive us, to begin life anew and return to us our loved chiefs anu women and children. If our Great Father will do this we sol emnly promise, in the presence of these witnesses, that, with the assistance of the Great spirit above, we will herealter obey the wlslus 01 onr Great Father, as made known ta us by his agents and messengers sent among us. We will go no more raiding Into Texas, hut will remain In our own law ful reservation. We will maintain a perpetual peace and friendship with the people and tiie government ol tiie United stat es, iuoiuding the State of Teas, i We will remain at peace with all the other Indian tribes and use our influence to induec them to maintain irleudly relations among themselves and towards the government ol the United States, and we will in all respects, to the best of our ability, ?bey the wishes ol our agent. All this we solemnly promise, relying noon tue Great Spirit above, In whom we trust, to aid us In the faithful perlorm ance of our solemn pledges. Made at the Kiowa and Comanche Agency, Indian Territory, the 20th day ol the third mouth, 1373. The petition la signed by the chiefs and head men of the Kiowa, Comanche and Apache Indians, after a full Interpretation of the same and alter a general council among themselves on the subject. The above formal appeal had been precded by urgont requests lor the release or the imprisoned Indians, and the In. rtlans were told that if they returned all tho captives and stolen property as well and give pro mises for future good conduct that the Great Father would Intercede for them. Accordingly, after they had fully complied with the demands of tho government, Governor Davla was requested by the Secretary to reloase Satanta and lUg Tree, and they are being hold for the present only until pro vision can bo made far their safe escort. WEATHER REPORT. War Drpartmrnt, ) OmCKnp TnR Chirk Signal Ofpicrr,} Washington, April 16?1 A. Id. J Probabilities. The areas of low barometer contlnno as local storms on Wednesday in the lake region and the Middle Atlantic States; for New Kngland and the Middle Status northeasterly winds, Increasing to brisk with cloudy and threatening weather on tho Middle Atlantic coast; for the South Atlaatic States continued southwesterly winds, with cloudy and threatening weather; for the lower lakes Increasing northwesterly winds, cloudy and rain ; for the upper lakes Increasing northeast winds hacking to north ; northerly winds, cloudy weather and possibly rain or snow extend eastward from Nebraska to tho Upper Mississippi Valley. Cautionary signals continue at Dmuth, Chicago, Milwaukee, Grand Haven, Detroit, Toledo, Cleve land, Builalo, and are ordered for Oswego, Roches ter, Wilmington, Norfolk and Cape May. The Weather In This City Yesterday. The following record will show tho changes in the temperature for the past twenty-four hours in comparison with the corresponding day or last year, as Indicated by the thermometer at Hudnut's Phuriuacy, IIukai.d Building:? 1872. 1873. 187 1. 1873. 3 A. M 39 43 3 P. M 44 64 OA. M 38 42 61'. M 44 61 (? A. M 42 47 B P. M 37 47 12 M 44 fil 12 P. M 35 44 Average temperature yesterday 47^ Average temperature for corresponding date last year 40>; FOEEST FIRES. Frlghtftil Work of tho Fire Fiend In Virginia?Dwellings and Timber De stroyed? Wild Animals and Human Beings Fleeing Before Its Sweep. Norfolk, Va., April 16, 1873. The conflagrations in the Dismal Swamp along the line of the seaboard and the Roanoke Railroad continue to rage. A large nuinter or resi dences have been consumed; among them of Joseph Stokes and others, near Great Bridge. Resides these, 2,200 cords of cord wood, belonging to several parties in that vicinity, were burned up. and thousands of acres of the finest timber land in the swamp are destroyed. It Is supposed that a large number of cattle and poultry nave been swallowed up by the flames, and wild animals, such as bears, panthers and wolves, are flying belore the march of the fire. The people near Great Bridge and other inhabited sections of the swamp are leaving for safety, so far, however, no lives are reported lost. MELANCHOLY ACCIDENT. Sad Reanlts of a Fire? Fire Children Burled by a Falling Chimney. Kkwburg, N. Y.. April 16, 1873. At eleven o'clock last night tho residence of Sylvester Townsond, in Matteawan, Dutchess county, was burned. The loss Is $3,000. The property was Insured. This morning, while a number of children were playing about the ruins, the chimney, which had been left standing after the lire, toppled over and burled five little girls, one named Alice Underbill, aged eleven years, who died a few hours after wards; three others? Mary Coleman, aged twelve years; Kate MclClnnln, aged eleven years, and Elizabeth Slnnl, aged thirteea years? were seriously Injured and will probably die. Kate Coleman was also injured, but will recover. A number or boys were driven away a few minutes before the acci dent. THE ATLANTIC DISASTER. A Testimonial Fund for Rot. Mr. Ancient Started. To tdi Editor op thk Nkw York Hirald:? Halifax, N. 8., April 14, 1873. I have started a testimonial fund to Rev. Mr. Ancient with fioo. I am an American, and have noticed the apathy of the Haligonlans In recog nizing personal daring. None of the professing Christians save the Bishop have come forward to snbscribe to one of their own. I believo you will assist me In establishing such a fond. F. H. BAKER. FUNERAL OF TWO VICTIM& Mr. and Miss Merritt Burled al Pough keepsle. -tr POUGHKKKFSIR, N. Y.. April IS, 1873. The funeral of Mary and William Merritt, victims of the Atlantic disaster, took place this afternoon. The services, which were held at Christ church, were conducted by the Rev. Mr. Giay, Rev. Dr. Shelton and Kev. Dr. Cady, and were of the roost solemn and Impressive character. A large con course of people were present. NAVIGATION ON THE LAKES, Port Stanliy, Canada, April 15, 1873. The steamer Sandusky, from Cleveland, arrived hero last evening, being the flrst arrival this sea son. The captain reports large flelda of ice In tho lake. Kingston, Canada, April 15, 1873. The Ice In the harbor Is gradually disappearing. Navigation is not expected to open for several days. The ferry steamers are running regularly between here and Cape Vincent. Port Coi.bornr, Canada, April 15, 1873. The harbor and canal are clear of Ice. The Ice in the lake appears firm ana no water Is to be seen. Vessels do not expect to leave port before the lattor part of the month. COI.MNGWOOD, Canada, A prll 14, 1873. The ice in the harbor has not yet moved, but is quite rotten, and liable to break up with tho ilrst favorable wind. Rowmansvillr, Canada, April 15, 1873. Navigation Is now open In I'ort Darlington har bor. The schooner Menna with a cargo of barley has cleared lor Oswego. Several vessels have left lor Caudalan ports. IMPORTANT RAIL EO AD DECISION. Clrvbland, Ohio, Apcil 16, 1873. The hearing In the application of the stock holders of the Cleveland, Columbus and Cincinnati and Indianapolis Railway ror an Injunction re straining the proposed lease or the road and Its dependencies to the Atlaatlc and Great Western Haiiway, was finished before Judge Emmlns, In the I'nltcd Circuit Court, this morning. Atlldavlts were presented by defendants in reply to allegations or pialutlim, after wldch Judge Km minsgave his decision grunting the Injunction as to the leasing of the road, but denying it as to an I increase oi capital. An Injunction against ijoth was granted Ui the Cuyahoga logmiua !'!'?? Cvuit i ?u MotUay. " ' ?? -? ? . ? qy MEXICO. President L?rdoV^?e?a$e to tha national Coa* grew ? The Mixed CommlMion, Democracy and Commerce? Friendly Diplomacy from Washington? American Enterprise for Railr oadj? Re v ol u tvorf'^ Collapse. TELEGRAM TO THE NEW TMK Btli^LO. City op Mrxioo, April" ,11, lSTri. The National Congress reassetatied on the n?t instant. President Lordo'a message announce* the prolongation of the term of ttie United Mates and Mexican Mixed Commission for tiro yean, ex presses sympathy with the' Kcpabho, promises to increase the facilities for education and anticipates the speedy conclusion of a cook1 merciai treaty with Italy. v The Mexlcau Commission to investigate tu? depredations on the Rl* Grande frontier wril soom bring their labors to a close and their report w1l|t bo submitted to Congress. AMRHICAN PROJECTS POR RAILWAY RXTBNSION. Debate will soon ;?egln in Congress on the Plural* and Kosecranz railroad projects. The government seems to be In favor of a broal (range road. It tm reported that the Minister of the Interior Is dia? posed to support the Plumb project. THE REVRKUK LAWS. Changes in the duties on imports are projected* FRIENDLY DIPLOMACY PROM WASHINGTON. The United States government has offered. lt? friendly o Ulcus for the restoration ot dipioinatio intercourse between Franco and Mcxico. STRAMSniP8' SUBSIDY. A subsidy has been granted lor a new stani% ship line between Vera Orua and New Orleans^ two steamers to leave each port monthly. railway inauguration. A railroad between the capital and Azcapoaatod was inaugurated with imposing ccrcmouics. revolutionist collapsh. The Teplc revolution is endod, and In Yucatat tranquillity is returning. CUBA. Bidwell Identified by English Detcctives? Fir<| in the Sugar Plantation!. TELEGRAM TO THE NEW YORK HERALB. Havana, April 14, 1871. Tlio detectlve9 have arrived from London, nn<f fully Identified Uulwell an the alleged Hank ot England forger. PLANTATION FIIIES. Additional fires on the sugar cano plantations arg reported. ART MATTES 3. Mme. Uasard1! Sal? To-Night? >Hor Final Uerr-pt ion. To-day the public will have a laat opportunity 0? inspecting tiie statnary, souvonirs, antiquities and artlcloa of vertu belonging to Muie. Hazard, as ttila evening they will bo disposed of at that lady's rooms, &o Union place, aoou after the sale It it not improbable that Mino. Hazard will return to Ku? rope, there to resume the artistic life of which he* brief sojourn here has been so pleasing an exposi tion. We believe that Mme. Hazard's final soire* was held last Monday evening. Mr. Kemeyn sung two selections, one fr?m the "Hallo tn Maachera,'' and the other from "Faust." Miss Fcrrettl bhujc "Waiting" and a well-known Italian air. MiM Prondfoot Interpreted a scene from "Fazio," and Mr. pope rpad "The Vagabonds" and an extract from "Antony and Cleopatra." Mr. Oaffrie offered a violin sole, and Mr. Arthur Ritzmer gave a pleasing recitation of some Scotch nirs upon tbe piano. This little series of art receptions has been unique and fashionably attended. POSTPONEMENT OF LOCTISIANA RACES. Kkw Orleans, April is, 1873. The second <1a7 races was postponed until Wed nesday, on account of the rain. IMPORTANT ARREST. Mr. Judson Jarvis, Clerk of the Order of Arresrfl^ representing the Sheriff, last night arrested I)r. Louis J. Jordan, of the firm of Jordan A Heck, lessees of the Anatomical Museum on Broadway. The order of arrest was granted by Judge George 0. Barrett on the grounds that Jordan was about t? leave for Kurope to evade a suit against liiui in lh9 Supremo Court. PRINT OLOTH MARKET. Providkncb, R. I., April 15, 1S7.X ' Printing cloths quiet; fl^c. a 8%o. for 04 by 84 standard extra cloths. T' HAILS FOR EUEOPE. The steamship Idaho will leave this part <M| Wednesday for Queenstown and Liverpool. The mails for Europe will close at the Post OMOC at twelve o'clock M. Tug Nkw York Herald? Edition for Europe-* will be ready at hail-past nine o'clock in the mort* Ing. single copies, in wrappers for mailing, tlx eentfc A.-D?t(Ctlr? Agency*? Moontr'l Or t few T1VR AOBNOY, 162 Broadway: experienced operator*! fidelity oud despatch ; refer to H. B. Clatliu, 14U Church street. ~ A.? ?Citizens and Stranger* Who D?tira a tasty and elegant HAT of superior quality should calf at ESPENBCHKiD'H, Manufacturer, lis Nassau street, bO? tween Beekuianand Ann streets. A.? Herring'* Patent CHAMPION 8 APRS 251 and 252 Broadway, corner of Murray strast f A.? If Yon Are Annoyed with Dry ot Moist I > andrufl, consult Dr. It. 0. PERKY, 49 iiond street* New York. A.? If Yon Have an Eruption of tha Scalp consult Dr. B. C. PERKY, 49 Bond street. Now York. A? If Yon Are AlHleted with Soreneis, Irritation or itching ot the Head, consult Dr. B. O, PEKKY, 49 Bond street. New York. _ A.'JFor Palling, Los? and Untlm?t)' Ornjr llalr consult Dr. B. C. PEKKY, 49 Bond street, No?f An Unnatural Redness of the Mote or Tace, Pimply Eruptions, Moth Patches, Freckles, Mole* ami Warts, are positively cured by l>r. B. 0. I'EKUY,, Dermotologlst, 49 Bond street, New York. A.? Furniture? Spring Styles; IVesT goods and cheap. O. L. KKLTY * CO.. 724 Broadway i Batchrlor's Hair I>ye? ' The Best In th? wor:d. The only true tnl perfect dre. All dru^tftstaf son ik r- "~ ~r* ^ C'rlatadoro's Exeelalor Hair Dye Trnni* form* hoary heads Into youthful ones ln?tantuu?o(Uij4 Sold everywhere A.? Wedding and Party Invitations.^ Latest Paris styles Monoerams and French Note Paper. JAMES EVEKDELL, :SoJ Broad wa r. established few.** Holdrn Hair.? Barker's Aurora, Harm* less as water: changes any hair to golden; $2 30. BrowS* way. near Thirty-fourth street^ _ Holyoke's Celebrated Fever and Aga* CURB msv be obtained at Wt Kiuhth avenue, bctwcoai rifty-ssventh and^ Kitty-eighth streets. Knapp't Ks tract of Roots. Now Is the time to purtt'v the blood and strengthen anA in vim. rate the srstem. There is nothing so well adapted for such purpose as KNAPr'l EXTRACT Ok koot? which makes the healthiest Spring anu Summer bever age known. Depot Mi lludsou street. Hold by moqp druggists. Maltland's Celebrated Vanilla Chsso* I,A TBS for family use. fifth Avenue Hotel. Brood w i Madison square, and also for sale by all first class grocer# "Multnm In Parvo."- In the Selcetlni* of your Spring II AT get the best. To do that make your purchase at KNOX'S popular store, 212 Broadway, or US the Ktlth Avenue Hotel _ _________ Royal Havana lottery Extraordinary* ?i,2?u*w. OVV. PRIZE IN I*. VERY SEVEN TICKETS. WILL BE DRAWN ON APRIL 22. 19W. I ('apltaiPrizu SSHRfWi I Capital Prize . looiini 1 Capital Prize *" " 2 Capital Prizes $38,00) caeh 4 Capital Prizes SIO.ilUU each 12 Capital Prizes $.\UIW each ?s# I'nses tOO? each. I,0"7 Prizes amounting to 2,0?7? Prizes amounting to fi,2i>J,.*)0 Prizes paid; Information furnished. Orders tilled. Illgh"?t rales paid for Spanish Uaii.t ttiiis, Uovernnient Security, Ac.. Ac. TAYLOR ,t CO., Hankers, 16 Wall street, New York. Royal Havana Lottery.?1 The Kitraor* dlnary drawing takot place tlio 22d lust. J B. MaiitU NEJS it Co., Bankers, D Wall street- Post ortloe boa 4,ut?t New York. Hoyal Havana Lottery .? Hst ra ordinary Drawing April 29. R iiRiEOa, No, 9 Wall street, Post office bo* 1*44. t?se Kearney's EiiiMt UuvUa.? Sold bf

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