Newspaper of The New York Herald, 19 Nisan 1873, Page 6

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated 19 Nisan 1873 Page 6
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NEW YORK HERALD BROADWAY AND ANN STREET. JAMES GORDON BENNETT, PROPRIETOR. Vclamt XXXVIII No. 100 AMUSEMENTS THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING. NlBLO'S GARDEN. Broadway, between Prineo and Houston st#.? The Belles or tiik Kitchen. Matinee at 2. OLYMPIC THF.ATRK, Broadway, between Houston and Bieecker streets.? IIcmptt Dcmivv. Mutinee at 2. DNION SQUARE THEATRE. Union square, near Broadway.? Fuou Feou. Matinee at 1 >*. WALLACE'S THEATRE. Broadway and Thirteenth Mreet? David Uareice. Matinee at 1 >a. GRAND OPERA HOUSE, Twenty third st. and Eighth ??.? Under the Gasliuht. Matinee at BOOTH'S THEATRE, Twenty-third street, corner Sixth avenue.? Daddy O'Dowd. Matinee at I ACADEMY OF MUSIC, Fourteenth street? Grand Concert. Matinee at 1? La 1'erichole. . PT. JAMES' THEATRE, Broadway and 28th st? McEvoy's New Hibiknicon. Matinee at 2, OERMANIA THEATRE, Fourteenth street, near Third ?venue.? Die Graiti.n Vow Sokkrive. BOWERY THEATRE. Bawery.? Fastrst Bot in New Yoke. THEATRE COMIQUS. No. 514 Broadway.? Drama, Sublesuub ami olio. Matinee at 2^4. THIRTY FOURTH STREET THEATRE. 34th 8t, near Jd av.? VittitTT Entertainment. Matinee. MEW FIFTn AVENUE THEATBE, 728 and 730 Broad way.? Divorce. Matinee at 1J?. WOOD'S MUSEUM, Broadway, corner Thirtieth at.? The Gambler's Crime. Afternoon and evening. ATHENEtTM, 585 Broadway ? Grand Variety Enter tainment. Matinee at 2};. MRS. F. B. CONWAY'S BROOKLYN THEATRE.? The Wife? Pocahontas. BRYANT'S OPERA HOUSE, Twenty-third at., corner Cth a*.? Negro Minstrelsy, Ac. Matinee at 2. TONY TASTOR'S OPERA HOUSE. No. 201 Bowery.? Variety Entertainment. Matinee at 2}j. BaRNUM'R GREAT SHOW.? Open afternoon and Dlght. Capitoline Grounds, Brooklyn. 8TEINWAY HALL. Fourteenth street.? Afternoon a 3 ? Grand Concert. ST. PETER'S HALL, Twentieth *t, between Eighth and Ninth ava.? Mrs. Jakley's Wax Wohes. ASSOCIATION HALL. 23d street and 4th av.? Matinee at 2? Readings. NEW YORK MUSEUM OFANATOMY, 618 Broadway.? Science and Art. TRIPLE SHEET. Sew York, Saturday, April 10, 1873. THE NEWS OP YESTERDAY To-Day's Contents of the Herald. 4 THE WAR OF VENGEANCE IN THE LAVA BEDS! ESCAPE OF THE MODOCS TO THE HILLS !" ? EDITORIAL LEADER ? SIXTH PAGE. U BATTLE WITH THE MODOCS! GENERAL GIL LEM ASSAULTS THE SAVAGES IN THE LAVA BEDS! ONLY THREE WHIlEa KILLED AND TEN WOUNDED! AN ALL DAY CONFLICT! HEROISM OF THE SOL DIERS! SHELLING THE DEFIANT RED SKINS! GRAPHIC DETAILS-THIBD AND Seventh Pagjm. GENERAL GILLEM'S POSITION IN THE MODOC COUNTRY ! A MAP OF THE FIELD OF BAT TLE?1 Third Page. THE WAR IN THE DUTCH WEST INDIES! DESPATCHES RECEIVED AT THE HAGUE CONFIRMING THE PUBLISHED REPORTS! DESPERATION OF THE NATIVES! REIN FORCEMENTS RAPIDLY FORWARDED TO THE BELEAGUERED HOLLANDERS! CAUSES FOR THE WAR? Sixth Page. WHO WERE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CALAMI TOUS SINKING OF THE ATLANTIC t THE VESSEL NOT PROPERLY COALED! CAPTAIN WILLIAMS' LICENSE REVOKED? Tenth Pagk. THE ATROCIOUS BUTCHERY OF THE BLACKS IN LOUISIANA! AN OFFICIAL INQUIRY ORDERED INTO THE TROUBLES IN GRANT PARISH? Sixth Page. CARLIST OPERATIONS IN SPAIN! TOWN OFFI. CLALS SEIZED AND HELD FOR RANSOM! CUTTING A RAILWAY? BISHOP McIL VAINE'S REMAINS IN WESTMINSTER AB BEY?EUROPEAN news by cable-sixth Paob. MANSLAUGHTER IN THE SECOND DEGREE! SHEFFL1N, THE WIFE SLAYER, SEN TENCED TO IMPRISONMENT FOR LIFE? Sixth Page. PERSIA REMONSTRATES AGAINST RUSSIAN ENCROACHMENTS! HER NEUTRAL TER RITORY ORDERED TO BE KEPT INVIO LATE? Sixth Page. REPORTED DEATH OF POPE PIUS THE NINTH! THE RUMOR DISCREDITED IN LONDON! A LATER TELEGRAM DECLARES HIM TO BE IMPROVING? Sixth Page. HEAVY WITHDRAWAL OF SPECIE FROM THE BANK OF ENGLAND! THE COIN TO BE SHIPPED TO NEW YORK! FEARS OF AN INCREASE IN THE DISCOUNT RATE? Sixth Page. ERIE DIVIDENDS! BRITISH OPINION OF PRESI DENT WATSON'S POLICY! FORCED AP PROPRIATION OF THE SHAREHOLDERS' MONEY? Sixth Page. ALBANY MOURNS THE LOSS OF WILLIAM H. SEWARD! AN AFFECTING TRIBUTE TO THE MEMORY OF THE GREAT STATES MAN I impressive sons in proces sion AND AT THE CHURCH! AN ELO QUENT PANEGYRIC BY CHARLES FRANCIS ADAMS? Fourth Page. HENRY FRALICH'S LAST OF EARTH! HANGED AT SYRACUSE FOR THE MURDER OF PETER SCHAFFER! THE SCENES BEFORE IHE EXECUTION AND AT THE GALLOWS! A SAD PARTING WITH HIS FAMILY ! HIS FINAL SPEECH ? Fourth Page. MINDING THE "BREAK" IN STOCKS t LOCK WOOD A 00. AGAIN FORCED TO SUSPEND! REASONS ASSIGNED ! THE BROWNELL FAILURE- THE GERMAN REPUBLICANS LEGAL BUSINESS? Furrn Page. A GENERAL RALLY IN THE WALL 8TREET MARKETS! A TEMPORARY CHEG'f ! SPECIE SHIPMENTS FROM LONDON TO NEW YORK ! A SMART RISE IN GOVERNMENTS EIGHTH Page. HenCE TO THE PUBLIC. Owing to the unprecedented quantity of Oar advertisements advertise? Kecking our columns are requested to send in their adver tisements early in the day. This course will secure their proper clarification and allow as to make timely arrangements for our news. Advertisements intended for our Sunday issue may be sent in not later than nine P. M., either at this office, our only uptown bureau, 1,265 Broadway, or at our Brooklyn branch office, corner of Fulton and Boerum streets. Let advertisers remem ber that ths earlier their advertisements are in the w? " " office the better for themselves The War of Vcageance la the Ut? Btdi-EHapa of the Modoc* to the Hills. The speoial despatches of the Herald cor respondent at the lava beds enable us to lay before oar readers to-day a full and graphic account of the operations against the Modoc Indians, which, it was hoped, would have ended before now with the extermina tion of Captain Jack's treacherous and murderous band. It will be seen that the Indian policy of the administration, to which we owe the murder of Oeneral Canby, Lieutenant Sherwood and Dr. Thomas, is likely to cost us, besides, the life of many a brave soldier in the field, and probably of many families of settlers, before the end of this miserable affair is reached. According to our latest despatches, the savages, after two days' fighting in the almost impregnable position they had been suffered to take up while the peace negotiations were pending, had escaped and fled to the hills. By that fatal blundering which has marked every step in this Modoo business the force engaged in the attack upon the cave appears not to have been sufficient to hold the small band of Indians in the trap, as they ought to hove been held, until the last man had paid the penalty of their crimes with his life. When General Canby was mur dered we were told that the delay in the attack upon the lava beds had been occasioned by the fear that the Indians might escape, and, spreading over the country, com mit depredations and cruelties upon the inhabitants. Ample time has been afforded since that calamity to reinforce the troops to a sufficient number to render such a result impossible; yet now we see the very event occur which then caused a fatal pro crastination in our military opera tions. The escape of the wretches means the massacre of all the helpless people, men, women and children who may be unfortunate enough to come in their way. While a flourish may be made over the fact that we now hold possession of the lava beds, without any Indians in them, and over the promised pursuit of the flying wretches by the cavalry, there is no doubt that the military plans have been defeated and that our work lrns been miserably botched and bungled. The advance of our troops commenced on Tuesday last, and before night they had gained a position within two hundred and fifty yards of the Indian camp, after feeling their way cautiously along and capturing ridge after ridge. Our correspondent, who was with the advance, gives a graphic description of the fighting, and his story will serve to show how great must be the difficulties in the way of the troops in that wild and almost impassable country, where a day's tramp will destroy an ordinary pair of shoes. The infantry and ar tillery moved at daybreak on the morning of Tuesday, the fifteenth, and were followed shortly afterwards by the cavalry. They had to fight their way through strongholds and ambuscades of the Indians, and while we have no occasion to doubt the statement of our correspondent, that officers and men did their duty gallantly, we find, neverthe less, that the advanco was cautiously and slowly made. To render tho situation the more irritating, the red-skinned savages were everywhere behind shelter, and while some fifteen of our own soldiers fell on the way, dead or wounded, scarcely a single effective shot could be brought to bear on the enemy. After the troops had gained a position near enough to the camp or cave of the Indians, the guns were put in position and the work of shelling commenced. This was kept up during the night of Tuesday, to the disgust of the Modocs, who evidently did not relish so one-sided an entertainment. A shell was thrown into the midst of a fire during the night, occasioning a scatter ing and a yelling which seemed to indicate that the visitor had done some damage to the council gathered around the flames. On Wednesday a further ad vance was ordered, and it being dis covered that the Indians were making excur sions to the lake to which they then had ac cess, a junction was effected with Colonel Mason's forces, thus cutting off the im prisoned savages from their supply of water. This advantage was not secured without some desperate fighting, and although our despatches do not seem very clear on that head it would appear that some of the band had then managed to break their way through and get on the flank and rear of Mason's camp. Several attacks were made on our line, but without apparent success, only a small body of men, who had advanced so far as to be in danger from our own shells, having been compelled to fall back from their position. During the whole time the shelling was kept up on the cave and its vicinity, and when it is remembered that the squaws and pappooses were in these fast nesses, and that they were wholly cnt off from their water supply, it can readily be seen that their sufferings must have been too great to have permitted them to hold out for any length of time. On Wednesday night, therefore, it seemed as if the end was near, and as if the savages were doomed to j>ay the lull penalty of their crimes. On Thursday, unfortunately, the situation was changed. The Indians had fled to the hills and were beyond the reach of our arms, all except a few of the band and a single leader, Scar-faced Charley, whose scalpu were a poor compen sation for the escape of the murderous Chief, Captain Jack, and his asHociutes. We have no details as to how this escape was accomplished, but it is certain that some one must have blun dered. Either the force sent to complete the work of vengeance must have been too small or it must have been handled in an inefficient manner. There can be no other explanation of the blunder. Indeed, it seems at present impossible to understand or account tor the result According to the statements heretofore received tho women and children of the band were in the cave held by Captain Jack And his warriors, and yet we are told it is now deserted, leaving the inference that not the men only, but the squaws and papooses, were enabled to es cape from the toil* which we have been as sured were being drawn so carefully, so effect ually and with such deadly certainty around them. Even in the report that Ute CWtlfljroro to bfl daspat^ M I pursuit of the flying wretches we seem to recognize the same fatal inefficiency. Why was not the oavalry ready not to pursue them after they had got clear of our lines, but to ride them down as they appeared in the open country and slaughter them in their tracks ? What sort of military strategy must that have been which allowed the whole band of savages to steal quietly away without the knowledge of their assail ants? For, unless the escape was se cretly managed, not a living Indian ! should have been suffered to reach the hills. Let us hope that the cavalry pursuit may be effective, and that the innocent inhabitants may not fall victims to military incompetency. At present it would seem that the same fatality has attended this Modoc business from tho commencement up to the present moment, and that the blunders of the Cabinet have only been equalled by the bungling man agement in the field. I Charln Francis Admmi on William Henry Seward. From the high distinction which Mr. Charles Francis Adams has gained as a scholar, a diplomatc, a statesman and a cool and clear-headod political philosopher, the universal expectation has been that in his ora tion before the two houses of our State Legis-' lature, on the life, character and public ser vices of William Henry Seward, we were sure of a discourse most admirably adapted to the subject and the occasion. In the report of the address, which we submit to our readers this morning, we are satisfied that this general expectation will find no disap pointment Mr. Adams has, indeed, given us a treatment of his subject which is clear, full, consistent and comprehensive, and which adds a chapter to our political records that is ex ceedingly interesting. Nor do we think that now, with the whole public career of Mr. Sew ard and its grand results to the country and to mankind before us, there will be a dissenting voice to the lofty position in which the great deceased statesman of New York is placed by the greatest of the living statesmen of Mas sachusetts. Mr. Adams, in dividing statesmen and poli ticians into three classes, says there is, first, the class of unscrupulous demagogues and selfish time-servers, and that this is the class which works the fall of nations. The next division is formed of those men who, with pure motives and equal capacity, labor to maintain the existing state of things as it is, and this is the class which sustains nations. The third class, he says, is that which, possessing a creative force, labors to advance the condition of its fellow men, and this is the class which develops nations. The learned orator then affirms that, "Measuring the life of William , Henry Seward by this scale, I have no scruple | in enrolling his name in the third and highost class." Upon this text we have an unfolding of the character, the political opinions, tho labors, disappointments and successes of Mr. Seward which amply justifies the classifica tion assigned him. But to the general reader the interest of this discourse will be found, not so much in the personal vicissitudes of our decoased statesman as in the tremendous and far-reaching consequences to the country and to maukiud of his successful labors as a pioneer against tho extension of human slavery and as a champion in the cause of that "higher law" of liberty and equal rights. Necessarily, in his outline of Mr. Seward's public career Mr. Adams gives an outline of I the political history of the country, and of tho ups and downs of our political parties and Presidential candidates through the eventful epoch of our eventful slavery agitation and revolution ; and, while there are many points along this chain of events upon which we are tempted to a discussion, we are constrained, by the pressure of other matters, to dismiss the subjeot with the opinion to the thoughtful reader that he will find this review of the pub lic life of Mr. Seward by Mr. Adams, as a po litical discourse, interesting, refreshing and instructive. The Repeal of the Usury Lawi> The investigations of the Grand Jury in the matter of the violation of the usury laws, as openly practised every day for six mouths past in Wall street, have been attended with a most curious result Instead of ending, as might have been fancied they would, in the finding of indictments against nearly every banker and broker in "the street" ? for the sin of usury can be laid at every second door on 'Change ? they wind up in a formal recom mendation to the Legislature that the usury laws be repealed. A few years ago the same Grand Jury ? that is, the same judicial body ? investigated similar charges against pretty much the same people, and presented a num ber of parties for trial, conviction being ob tained in nearly every case, and punishment being inflicted by heavy fines. But on the present occasion the Grand Jury were influ enced in their proceedings by the changed sentiment of the business community as to the propriety, much loss the policy, of the usury laws. The mowt recent agitation for the repeal of the usury laws was be^un last year, and Gov ernor Dix, in his message to the Legislature last January took strong ground in favor of the movement A little while ago a petition, signed exclusively by merchants (bankers being left off to make the appeal appear the more disinterested) was sent to the Legisla ture, asking for the abolition of the penalties of usury. The matter came up a few weeks since, but the bill was badly beaten, owing to the insuperable antipathy of the rural representatives who share the fears of their constiuents that the repeal of the law will eventuate in dearer terms for the use of money borrowed by the farmers and country people upon bond and mortgage. Since this defeat a second petition has gone up to Albany, asking the repeal of the law as far as it applies to the city and county of New York, and now the Grand Jury adopt a recom mendation to the same effect All this testimony goes to show the unanim ity of business men in the belief that free money will make easy money, the theory being that money, like water, will seek its level and will go where it commands the great est interest with proportionate security in the investment England and all the leading countries of Europe abolished the usury laws long ago, and twenty of our own United States have already done so; yet who ever knew of money being worth in London, Pario, Boston or Philadelphia such extortionate rates as we WillLjlttfWk JIPkhjUUL weeks? Could capitalists lend their money without fear of its forfeiture for usury, a rise in the rate in Wall street would bring money from every source as inevitably as does the ad vance of the rate of disoount of the Bank of England check an outflow from the English metropolis. The experiment of free money can be tried for a year without incurring any great risk to our general interests. Certainly business men know what is beet for them selves, and they seem to be unanimous about the matter. If the rural members of the Leg islature are unwilling to repeal the law alto

gether let them enact a bill excluding New York county from its jurisdiction. The State of New Jersey, if we are correctly informed, has already made this sort of a compromise in the case of Essex and Hudson counties. Such a plan ought to meet the favor of the rural districts, as it would subject the city alone to any of the risk arising from a repeal of the law. A Special Cable Despatch from London informs us that a specie shipment of hall a million dollars will leave Liverpool for New York by the steamer of to-day. It is not often that the precious metals flow in our direction from Europe, but money has been so valuable lately in New York that we have become tem porarily the centre of the exchanges of a good portion of the world. At the same time that money is coming from London our inland ex press companies are bringing us currency from every portion of the interior as far West as St. Louis and Chicago. How fortunate for us if we could only retain this prestige, at least as far as Europe is concerned ! . The President's Movements. ? The Presi dent is pushing westward to St. Louis, where he will be booked for a week or so, looking chiefly after the affairs of his farm near that city. He expectB to be in New Haven, Conn. , in I time to attend there the meeting of the Army of the Potomac, which is appointed for the 14th of May ; and meantime, on or about the 10th of May, they expect him in Richmond, Va., and a day or two thereafter in Norfolk. In fulfilling this programme he will have to do considerable travelling within the next three or four weeks. The London Times, according to a special cable despatch to the Hebald, endorses the President of the Erie Railway for his main tenance of a policy which gives stockholders dividends out of the company's earnings. In American railroads it is usual not to divide any dividends less than six per cent per an num, but in England the smallest rate per cent, whatever it may be, is faithfully awarded to stockholders. Hence Mr. Watson is a President after the English heart THE COLFAX MASSACRE. Reports from United State) Marihnl Bcvkwlth. WAflniMOTON, April 19, 1873. Attorney General Williams to-day received the following telegrams addressed to him:? New Orleans, April 18, 1873. Mr. De Kiyne, my Chief Deputy, leit here last Saturday with several warrants of arrest lor parties in the parishes of Grant and Rapides. He arrived at Celtax Tuesday morning, following the collision of last Sunday. lie returned to-day. He louud the place almost deserted, except l>y women, and caused to be burled' the remains of sixty colored men found on tne field. It is reported that subsequent to the burning of the Court House, thirty-four colored men previously made prisoners were taken to the river bank by couples and there shot and thrown over board. It is also reported that colored men were shot in the adjacent woods, where their bodies are still lying. He found also twelve wounded, some certainly mortally. The colored men present com posed the posse which, under direction or Sheriff Shaw (white) , appointed by Governor Kellogg, had taken possession of the Court House and were still holding it. Mr. Nash, formerly sheriff by appoint ment of Warmoth and superseded by Shaw, led the whites. Prom creditable information there appeared to have been no loss on the part of the colored men until alter their surrender, when they were butch ered without mercy, after the massacre In the Court House (sic), from which they were ejected by setting fire to the building. Sheriff SDaw is missing, and is supposed to have been killed. My deputy found It Impossible to make arrests without the presence or United States troops. Armed bodies of whites aro still scouring the country. The assailants consisted of organized parties from the parishes of Grant, Kapedes, Winn, Catapaula, Natchitoches and Red River, and had in their possession a six-pounder cannon, taken, or as some alleged, loaned, from the Red River steamer John T. Moore, fifteen months since. Troops were required to execute warrants in this parlsn, when a prominent white republican was murdered. Nash and others connected with this butchery were then arrested. No warrants have yet been Issued for parties connected with this last outbreak. When the circumstances of this massacre are tally known it will be found to be only equalled by that of Fort Pillow s. B. PACKARD, United States Marshal. Additional Particular* of the Affair. New Orleans, April 17, 187S. Deputy Marshal De Klyne has returned from Col fax. He arrived there the day alter the massacre. The details are horrible. The democrats (white) of Grant parish attempted to oust the Incumbent parish officers by force and failed, the Sheriff pro tecting the officers with a colored posse. Several days afterwards recruits from other parishes to the number of three hundred came to the assist ance of the assailants, when they demanded the surrender of the colored people. This was refused. An attack was made, and the negroes were driven into the Court House. The Court House was fired and the negroes slaughtered as they left the burning building, after resistance had ceased. Sixty-five negroes, terribly mutilated, were found dead near tl?e ruins of tne Court House. Thirty, known to have been taken prisoners, are said to haveheen shot after the surrender and thrown into the river. Two of the assailants were wounded. The slaughter Is greater than in the riot of 1880, in this city. Will send report by mall. J. R. BECK WITH, united States Attorney. An Investigation Ordered by tike Attor ney General. Washington, April 18, 1873. Attorney General Williams this afternoon has telegraphed the following to J. R. Beckwitn, United States Attorney at New Orleans Sir? You are Instructed to make a thorough In vestigation of the affair la Grant parish, and if you find that the laws of the United States have been violated you will spare no pains or expense to cause the gnlltr parties to be arrested and pun ished; and, if military aid Is necessarr to execute any United States process, you will call on General Emory for that purpose, who has been instructed to furnish it. OEORGE H. WILLIAMS, Attorney General. United States Troops Ordered to Support the Civil Authorities. Washinoton, April 18, 1873. The Acting Secretary of War telegraphed this afternoon to Colonel Emory as follows:? War DarARTNENT, l April 18, 1873. | To Colonel W. H. Emort, Commanding Depart ment of the Gulf, New Orleans, La. In case requisition Is made upoa yon by the United Htates Marshal to assut the United states authorities in the execution or any judicial process Issued on account ot the late reported disturbance In Grant parish, you will render the necessary military aid for such purpose. UEORGK M. ROBESON, Acting Secretary of war. BIQ a IX Boss Tweed Westward Bound? He Does Not Caro for tho Mew York Publle. Portland, Me., April lot 1873. Tweed proceeded westward this morning by the Bangor and Maine Railroad. I interviewed him at the Preble douse. He appeared unhappy and petu lant. He said ho should get to New York m soon as possible. In response to the question? "Would you like to say aaytnlngto the New York public through the HaaALor" he respondea em phatically? "No ; I don't care for the New York public much." He attracted a good deal of attention and did not appear displeased at the anxiety displayed 0/ the THE ERIE RAILWAY. Herald Special Report from London. The Question of Dividends in an English Point of View. . . Shareholders' Rights Against Ap propriation. TELEBMS TO THE MEW YOU HERALD. The following special despatch to the Herald has been received from our cor respondent in the JJritish metropolis : ? London, April 18, 1873. Tho London Times, in ito tone to-day, re ferring to the arguments against Erie divi dends, says: ? "Any other polioy than Presi dent Watson's is equivalent to an appropria tion of the shareholders' money without their consent." HOLLAND. Official Reports from the Seat of War in Netherlands India. TELEGRAM TO THE HEW YORK HERALO. Tub IUatra, April 18, 1873. The government has received despatches con firmatory of the unfavorable news lrom Sumatra. The Atehlnese light desperately and the Dutch are assailed on all sides. Reioforcements are going forward with all possl despatch. THE SHEFFLIN WIFE SLAUGHTER, The Trial Ended and the Prisoner Sen. tenced to Prl.on for Life? Verdict o t Manslaughter in the Second Degree The Scene In Court. At eight o'clock last night the Jury in the Shefflln : ir'T Ca8e' not hftVlng yet *?reeU. were escorted down stairs to an ante-room of the Court, where their supper had been previously spread for them ; and, alter occupying three quar ters of an hour In the eating of It, they again re turned to the Jury room. The prisoner meanwhile remained under the guard of the Deputy Sherlift in the chamber ad jacent to the court room, and preserved the stolid and stubborn deportment which had characterized him during the afternoon. WAITINQ FOB THE VERDICT. In the court room a small number of reporters, the counsel for the prisoner and a few idle specta tors sat wrapped in the seml-gioom, which was relieved by only one or two dimly lighted Jets of gas; but the hours of waiting which seemed to drearily multiply, were grimly enlivened by sallies of humor and the perpetration of unsuccessful practical Jokes, in which the learned counscllers ror the defence were seriously implicated. Judge Brady appeared at about half-past ten, and about a quar ter before eleven the jury sent him a communication announcing that they had agreed. The next step was then to Dnd District Attorney Phelps er one of his assistants and messengers wero accordingly despatched d,Blgedmm|?n J" "In ?"rmi3e8 were widely m die' and t" general .pP|ffirt w2s would be manslaughter [u either the flr?t second degree. The^prisoner's i"ay li refusm* f vlfrt'i rd (le*ree of manslaughter was ?e rldors and denied in 'f6 La Ver8 about t,le cor" a"11 8<?eiued to be looked upon as a farm wiflIake*.? Counsellors Howe and Humme were In earnest conlerence during all this time, having remained near prisoner from th5 flr?t momeSt sin rn jurjr had retired. Mr. Valentine, the Crier af refnrnnfi att!?er tf0,n& over almost the whole city th<> i?n?l a reported It impossible to find auy of the gentlemen attached to the District Attempt Court w?thnn1dge ^.ra17 then determined to open Court without any further ceremony. . THK VERDICT. ?,I?e,p.ner Was b">nght Into Court at Ave mm. ex^rewlon^f ^ountenrnce,1 and' the "jury imiue^ ately after entered and tiok their seats Their defence?? who"* ft the C0u,18e' for the aeience. who sat beside Shefflln: but not so by their client, who srarrii* anVthjnff^hon^h/ and 8eemed unconscious of anything about him except the form of the Judirp s=.Twwnisr is: cs&Ssa sttss&i vsaSiSKr "?reed guiuy " d? 7011 flnu the Pr^?ner, guilty or not jffigpo,a,sants as? ~ - -Kssi v3 asked the prlboner tr he had anything to sav wtiV hto8enbSrVhemienlaWi.8l10U,d not be paS8eU uP?n Pf?? ?.ut Shefflln did not seem to hear JSSituSS, 'J'SZtlX* 1S.R3 sss%ss?Sn ,VASl w' th'n arose and addressed His Honor with an earnest appeal for mercv. ' 8TAT* pR'?0" FOR MPS. a moment in alienee, and then ro8ev and, with affecting solemnity, deitv m?t lorUfe.?nCe~"1 8eutence J0U 10 ^prison m.71 mm*** a flltter of agitation In the Court and ?B0 w 0 8he"lin, who sat behind his father s back, sobbed violently. The nria fence* but* he*dhadl"*e(1i 011 h?artn* ll?e sen iinconsclousness mCniv^to ^ J,.?f,arent, his counsel, he again responded vaguely "What 8V ' and tBen said, "I am sKlod." The grief 01 his child seemed now to touch him and ray'"and thenDtn?h(1(J6nly and e*claln>ed, "Tom [?; ? . ?na tr,en to the persons around him. "Don't let him cry so; take him out of the room sniwo quenfly in the ante-chaml^r a still mo^e a mStEZ scene of parting took place between the lather an5 Judge Brady discharged the jury and the rnn astern u"a OBITUARY. Baron Jaitat Liebig. Justus voa Uehig, the celebrated chemist, died at Munich yesterday. The Baron was seventy years of age. He expired, after suffering a painful ill ness, the progress of which was aotifled to as from time to time by cable. He was born in Darmstadt on the 12th of May in the year 1803 and was taught In the gymnasium of that city. James HI. Watson, United States Wavy. A despatch from San Franclsce informs us tnat Commodore James M. Watson, of the United States Navy. died suddenly from apoplexy yesterday He waa born In Virginia and bad his present residence at Vallejo, Cal. He eatered the service on fh? 1st of February, 1823, and had a ?nt2? 1 service of seventeen years. Bis i?it - J *' ,e* nated la the aionth of April, In the year deceased olTlcer was greatly resoei ip/i if.' fessional brethren aad the men whi w./? ^ PFh under bis command, as well am iZ . i.T Placed friends in citizen pursuits or life. *e clrcle of FIRB AND LO88 OP LITE, Dr,rr.tlon ot s?mp w?rk? ??? Phua. delphla? Oac Mmn Burned to Death and Three Others Iajnred. - PHH.AB1I.PHU, April 18, 1873. Grants soap works, at Twenty-third and Hamilton streets, were burned thla morning. The fire was caused by the leaking of a still in which tonTiVthTftf, 1 Alexander Wilson was on thS lAirL.i a?a abont 10 rqjnove the cap when Are to the oil and he wasbnrned to a a crisp. Samuel Walker was terribly burned, and to recover. Two other wgrkaien THE BANK OF E1L1ND. Herald Special Heport from London. Package of Specie for Shipment t# New York. A Continued Outfliw of Bullion May Ad* vance the Discount Rate. TELEGIAI TO THE NEW YORK NERALB. The following special despatch to tha Hr,mi,r> has been received from our OM? respondent in the British metropolis : ? London, April 18, 1873. One hundred thousand sovereigns gold were taken from the Bank of England to-day for shipment to New York. Apprehension is felt that farther shipments of specie will cause an increase in the Bank rate of digoojuiL THE POPE. Proasian Report of the Death of His HoliaflM and English Disbelief of the Berlin Bul letin? The Statement from the Vatican Reassuring. TELEGRAMS TO THE MEW YORK HERAUL London, April 18? P. M. A telegraphic despatch from Berlin says the death of the Pope la reported la that city this, morning. No Information (Tom Rome as to the condition Of His Holiness has reached London to-day and no credit is placed in the report from Berlin. The Vatican Statement Hopefml of Hta Holiness* Recovery. Romi, April 18? Evening. His Holiness the Pope is better, but is a till con lined to his bed. SPAIN. Corporate Fathers Captured by Carlista? War Against Free Travel. TELEGRAM TO THE NEW YORK HERALD. Madrid, April 18, 1878. The Carlists have seized the authorities of Tana rlte, la lluesca, and announce their Intention of holding them until a snm of money, which has been demanded of the town, shall have been paid. THK TRAVEL INTERRUPTED BT WAR. The railway between Barcelona and Tarragona has been cut by the Carlists, and travel between those cities Is temporarily suspended. ENGLAND. The Remains of an American Bishop in West minster Abbey? Shakspeare's Birth day Homoriam. TELEGRAM TO THE NEW YORK HERALD. London, April 18, 1873. The remains of Bishop Mcnvaiiie, of Ohio, who died recently in Florence, have reached this city and are now lying in Westminster Abbey, awaiting shipment home. The funeral services are to take place to-day. Mr. Schenck, the American Minister; the Earl or Shaftesbury, and Mr. Benjamin Muran, Secretary ef tbe United States Legation in Louden, will act aa pall bearers. Till MEMORY OF WILLIAM SHACSPEARE. The programme for the celebration of Shak speare's birthday, at Stratford-on-Avon, Is pub lished. There will be a orocesslon, oration, read ings from the plays, Ac. CENTRAL ASIA. TELEGRAM TO THE NEW YORK HERALD. St. Petersburg, April 18, 1873. Persia having complained that her territory waa recently violated by the Russian troops in an en counter with the Turcomans, tbe Russian govern ment has acknowledged the act, explaining that It was involuntary, and stating that orders hav? been issued to the Russian officers operating on the frontier ef Persia to respect her territory in future. RUSSIA. TELEGRAM TO THE NEW YORK HERALD. St. Petersburg, April 18, 18T3. The report that Metschajoff, the political convict, committed suicide while on the way to Siberia, ia without foundation. THE WEATHER, War Department, ) Office of the Chief Signal officer,} Washington, D. C., April i?? l A. M. ) Probabilities. The area of lowest barometer will continue on Saturday, especially over Lane Ontario and Canada. For Northern New England and tbe St. I>awrence Valley westerly winds threatening and rainy weather. For the Middle States generally, westerly winds, partly cloudy and clearing weatber. For the southern States and thence to Lake Erie and the Upper Lakes, rising barometer and generally clear weather. Cautionary Blgnals continue at Boston and East port. Current reports are very generally missing from the Upper Lakes, tbe Northwest and the Rocky Mountain stations. The Weather In This City Yesterday. The following record will show the changes In the temperature for the past twenty-four hoars lo comparison with the corresponding day of last year, as indicated by the thermometer at Hudnut'e Pharmacy, Uerald Building:? 1872. 1873. 1872. 1873. 3 A. M 42 40 3 P. M 53 54 6 A. M 42 40 8 P. M 46 48 9 A. M 40 41 9 P. M 42 4* 12 M 65 47 12 P. M 4'j 43 Average temperature yesterday 44 ?? Average temperature for corresponding date last year MUSICAL AHD DRAMATIC N0TE8. Miss Rosa St. Clair, of the Fifth Avenue Theatre, appears at the Olympic next week In the new edi tion of "Humpty Dumpty." The last concert of the Rubinstein-Thomas com. blnatton takes place at Stelnway Hall tkls evening. "Les Cent Vlerges," which was the opera sung by tne AimCe troupe at the Academy last night, la ?ne of tbe most dlarepstable of the Offenbachian school, and, rendered as it was by tbe weakest com pany which ever gave opera Tmtjp In this or anj ether conntry, It demands nofurtuer remark. "Alixe" bas been produced at the Oermanla Theatre under its original title, "Die Oraeffen von somerlve." The Bowery Theatre will produce "A Bad Lot" next week. The play Is dramatised from Edmund Yates' latest story. THE NEW ORLEANS RACES. New orlbans, April 18, 18731 At the raees to-day Village Blacksmith won the mile dash, Tom Leatners tbe mile and a haU and

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