Newspaper of The New York Herald, April 22, 1873, Page 5

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated April 22, 1873 Page 5
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BLANKET INDIANS. The Irrepressible Conflict on the American Borders. MODOC JACK AND HIS BRETHREN A Review of the Peiec Negotiation! and leasnres Before the Massacre. THE PERFECTION OF FOLLY. Large Gifts Given to the Modocs While ? They Were Preparing for Murder. AN INDIAN TALKED TO DEATH Alarming Accounts of Indian Alliances for a General War. ABHE8 OF SAVAGES ffl THE FIELD, Kiowas, Comanches and Cheyennes Concentrating for a Campaign. 8ANTANTA AND BIG TREE. The Wallowa Tribe Dissatisfied and Threat ening to Follow the Modoes. Washington, April 21, 1873. General Schofleld, In a private telegram, received t*-daj, expresses great hope and confidence in tats troops. He is engaged in making every possible Arrangement to render successful tbe movement Against the Hodocs, and he believes, lrom informa tion received, that they are still in the lava beds. SECRETARY DELANO'S OPINION. In a conversation to-day Secretary Delano said that should the Modocs escape from the lava Deds fee did not believe that they would form coalitions with other bands for hostile purposes, as there are no unfriendly Indians In that neighborhood. All advices through the Indian office are to the effect that the other Indians in the locality are lriendlj. BEFORE THE SASSACBE. Review of the Management of the Peace Commission? The Government Humbled Before the Savages? General Cnnby'a Kindness and Patience? The Humbug of the Conncils ? An Indian Talked to Death? Large Presents Made to the Modoes at the Expense of the Troops Death of Dr. nicMlllln. Camp in Lata Beds, Cal., ) April 10, 1873. J It Is now nearly two months since a Peace Com mission arrived in tins section of tbe country, armed with full power to treat with Captain Jock and his tribe, and nothing as yet has been accom plished. Time may be of no account to the Peace Commissioner, drawing $20 per diem for his services, bnt the Indian Durcau should certainly have a llttie consideration for tho public purse In their endeavors to carry out and establish the moral suasion theory as the Infallible cure for fractions Indians. I have now been long enough among these Indians to gain some insight Into their personal character, and believe them to be a fearless, brave set of men. I am satisfied that they do not want to fight any more, and that, ??entually, when moral suasion has tailed and the force of arms succeeded, they will accept the prof fered terms and go to a home on some distant ( reservation. In their present position they occupy the stand of victors, and, judging from the tone of the communications that have passed between Captain Jack and tne l'eace Commissioners, the former is evidently impressed with that belief, and prefers dictating to accepting. For the past two months they have been treated as if the United States government was afraid of them, and, (lushed with their victory of the 17th of January, nothing but the force of arms can make them leave the home of their childhood. If immediately alter that fight the troops had come Into camp where they now are and commenced a regular siege or the Modoc atronghold the Indians might have been disposed to accept terms and the trouble settled in a few days. Two months now have elapsed, during which time the Peace Commission hare shown themselves AFRAID OF THE INDIANS. ? (Tobacco has been given them, provisions have been jriven them, blankets have been given them. They have beeu petted and pampered, had every trifling wish granted, and yet i?eeple are astonished that they do not give up their old home and go to some distant country. Is It likely that a party of Indians, after Just repulsing two or three hundred United States soldiers and Knowing that Micro were cno mote ?otdlers within twenty miles for the past two months, would give up what they fought for, es pecially when they lound they could remain whore they were and get provisions, blankets and tobacco for the asking? The Peace Commissioner* are perhaps not as much to blame lor the pro: longing of the war as are the authorities in Wash ington, who send such despatches as, "Hold on and make peace if it takes all Summer." Such kind hearted doctrines may look very well in official ? reports aud are probably read with pride by the Oaembers of societies for providing the aborigines with clothing. Though on the face they seem senti ments of humanity, and may occasionally meet with auccess lor the timo being, the.v ultimately are cruel. In this Instance, ir these Indians were allowed to remain where they are, and the troops with drawn, the country would flow with blood before another thirty days. The Indians would have to lire, to live they would have to steal cattle, to steal 'aattle they would have to tight, aud soon fTesh outcries and complaints would pour into Washing ton, muttering dark tales of murdered settlers and Indian outrages. It is also highly probable that aach SUBMISSION ftN TI1E PART OF THE GOVERNMENT to a tribe of rebellious Indians would tend to in crease the discontent alread* brewing among the i Snakes and l'iutes. The fact that forty or fifty In dians had repulsed two or three hundred soldiers nas already had a marked effect upon the untu tored savage, and the additional news that the United states government in their magnanimity have decided to give these same victorious Indians the land they asked aud take their licking in good giace will also be appreciated by the sagacious Lo I I do not foel bloodthirsty towards these Indians, hut I am certain It, is expedient thnt, the.v should receive a slight idea or the power of the' govern .ment before they are embraced and loaded down 'With Its silts. U tliej are arc to know it as a aptrernment that, can plvo, they should also know it as a government that is not afraid or Imilans and can punish them when they deeui it necessary. AN AIH OK INSOLENCE ban pervaded the whole or these Indians over since the last fight, that requires checking, and I have myself heard them say that one Moloc in the rocks can kill twenty soldiers. Last. Monday week the whole command left Van Bremer's Itanche, and alter a march of about twelve miles, encamped for the night on the shores of Little Klamath Lake, Major Thomas with tl)? mortars, and Lieutenant Miller, with a detachment of the First, cavalry, remained at Van Uremer'a a few day h longer. Early Tuesday morning the march was resumed, and before one P. M. the en tire command, baggage train and all, hail arrived at the top oi the cnna. The troopa then moved down the hill and toot possession of OUR PKK8KNT CAMP, which la situated on the shore of Tale Lake, on the western edge or the lava beds, and about two aud a Half miles from captain Jack's stronghold. The baggage was taken off the wagons at tlfc top ol the hill aud packed down on mules. For the past week the mules have been hard at work packing stores down the hill, and we have at last succeeded in getting thiugs pretty coBtiortaMe. If we arc to remain here all Hummer talking to Indians we might have struck a worse place than Tuke Lake, as, "barring" the scorpions, rattlesnakes aud a rather high wind, It is NOT A BAD KIND OF PLACE. Talking about the duration of this trouble, the following Unea, written on the Florida war, are decidedly appropriate 1 Ever since the creation, By the best calculation. The Florida war hug been raging; And 'lis onr expectation That the last conflagration Will And us the fame contest raging. And yet, 'tis not an endless war, i A* facts will plainly show. Having been "ended" forty times i In twenty month? or so. Bam Jonesl Sam Jones I thou great unwhlpped, Thou makest a world ol bother; Indeed we gait* suspect thou art One Davy Jones' brother. "The war is ended," comes the news, "We caught them in our gin ; The war i? ended, past a doubt, Sam Jones has just come in !" Rut bark ! next day the tune we change, And Ming a counter >- train ; "The war's not ended tor behold I bam Jones is out again. And, ever and anon we hear Proclaimed, in cheering tones, "Our General's had"?* battler? ne, A "talk with Samaal Jones!" For aught we see, while oeean rolls (As tho' these crafty Seminole* Were doubly nerved and sinewed). Nor art nor force can e'er avail, But like some modern premium tale, The war's "to b continued." We have now quite an extensive camp, and, look ing from the bluffs above, it preaenta quite an im posing appearance. Major Thomas arrived on Fri day with the mortars and also another battery of the Fourth artillery, with Lieutenants Harris and Howe. Captain Johnaon, of the Twenty-ilrst in fantry, also arrived and left next day under orders lor Fort Klamath. The past week has been de voted to ludlan negotiations between TITS PEACH COMMISSIONERS AND THK MODOCS. There have been several protracted pow wows, In which Captain Jack and his counsellors havo done some rather tall talking, relating their story to the disciples of peace. In every instance the Peace Commissioners have gone to the place designated by Captain Jack, and on one occasion General Canby sat in It open during a heavy storm of snow and sleet, listening to the speeohes of Jack and Sconchlu. It Is certainly very kind ol the commander of the De partment of the Colnmbia to give way to the whims ol an insolent Indian : but 1 am afraid such condescension is not appreciated by the savage, and the motive misconstrued. The "talks" have re sulted In Captain Jack glviug up all claim to the Lost River land : but as yet se declines to leave this section of the country, aud otfers to remain where he is and fight no more If the soldiers are removed. Although Captain Jack declines to visit our camp there are others of the tribe who come in and out nearly every day. BOSTON CHARLEY AND BOGUS OH ABLET are constant visitors, and the squaws Mary, Ketch am. Limpey and Mrs. Shack Nasty have been in several times. Mary asked General Canby one day for some hard bread, and tne kind-hearted old gentleman gave her an order for twenty pounds. She came hack presently and said it was not enough, and the General then told them to give her the rent of the box, amounting to about eighty or ninety pounds. These provisions were then carried off to feed the hungry braves in Captain Jack's camp. Bogus and Boston rarely go back empty handed, and generally return carrying a large bag of provisions and several blankets, tue GUTS OF TUE PEACK COMMISSION. The squaws also brought In several bags of leathers the other day, which they traded to the sutler lor provisions und clothing. Speaking or the Presents to the Indians, the Peace Commission ave, during the past six weeks, given them a large quantity of tobacco, which they obtained from tne Quartermaster on order of General Gillem. This generosity to the Indians has resulted in depriving tie enlisted soldier or his usual quan tum or the fragrant leat, unless he cau afford to Fay the butler $1 60 per pound for the luxury, have only mentioned this "gift enterprise" in order to snow the policy that has been adopted to pacify a rebellious and Insolent tribe or Indians, holding a United states army in cneck. Hogus Charlie has had quite a pleasant time on the oc casion or his visits to camp, and on several occa sions returned to his dusky friends much impressed with the genius or the pale race. On one occasion he was shown some of the sheila belonging to the mortars, and on seeing them immediately ex claimed, "Must take mighty long gun to shoot." He got badly scared last Sunday by an officer here who has seen considerable Indian service and carries a glass eye as a memento or one or his red skin lights. Bogus was looking at him with evident curiosity, when the odlcer beckoned nim on one side and asked him if he ever saw A "SAN FRANCISCO EYE." Bogus answering "no" the otllcer Immediately whipped his out, aud, after showing it on the palm or his hand, returned it, saying, "Heap good eye, you shoot that ; scud to San Francisco and get another." This feat so lmpiessed Bogus with the supernatural power af the officer that lie said, "In dian no sheot you," and immediately lclt him. Major Mason moved his camp on Monday to Hos pital Kock, a spot about a mile aud a hall" to the eastward oi Captain Jack's cave, and the signal service operate dally between the east and west camps. The other aay when Bogus was In camp ne saw Lieutenant Adams swinging a signal flag und he asked General Gillem what it meant. The Gen eral told the inquisitive Indian that he was talking wiiii the soldiers at the other camp. "What I" said Bogud. " talk iover my house ! " Tho General answered in the affirmative, and presently when Bogus asked lor some tobacco, he waB told t hat they had none, but tney would tell tliem to send some from the other camp. Soon after, Bogus was shown the boat coming across the lake, and when it arrived he was taken to the water's edge and saw the tobacco taken out. Thlsireat or magic completely puzzled him, anu he was very anxious to go up, and as he said, "hear them talk," but General Gillem would not let him go. One or the Moiiocs dropped down yesterday in their camp dead, and ui the evening ihcy told Biddio that he was XILLED BY THE "LONG TALK ON THE HILL." They were also very anxious to kn?w if the "Sunday mau." meaning Dr. Thomas, |had not some thing to do with the "Long Talk." Boston Charlie came in to-day and was sent back by the Peace commissioners, with a proposition that Jack aud his party should surrender to the Peace Commissioners and they would be taken care ol and given a voice in the selection of their luturehome. As Captain Jack had sent out word that he would come out If all the soldiers went away, General Gillem senthim a message "That the soldiers would uot come aut until they took Jack and tils party with them," and he also added that if Jack came out aud could not get his people to come with him, the soldiers would go in and make them come. There was a battalion drill to-da;'. and all the soldiers in camp were out. Tliey presented quite a fine appearance, and rather astonished Boston Charlie, who kept repeating "TOO MANY MEN." I regret to have to auuounce the death or As sistant Surgeon McMillan, the chief medical officer or the Moiiec expedition. Dr. McMillan w as one or the most popular officers on the medical staff, aud bis death will be much lamented throughout the service. He had been suffering rroui chills lor three or feur days, and died suddenly or heart complaint early Sunday morning. At a meeting of the officers held the same afternoon the following resolutions were unanimously adopted:? Whereas the Almighty has In his pleasure removed from among us our late companion and brother officer, As.vbt.uit Surgeon Thomes MoMlllIn, t inted States Army Medical Director of expedition operating against Modoc Indians, who was endeared to us by his uniform kind ness, amiability and many noble qualities; and where as it ha.-, come lately to our belief that while suf lering from a disease contracted from exposure in the service lie lias nobly and without hesitation performed all duty required ot htm, both In camp and in the field, and at last became its victim when In the face ol the enemy : therolore, be it Resolved, That while we deplore his earlv death, and look upon it as ;t great los?, not only to ourselves, but to the army at large and the profession of which he was a member and to which lie was an ornament, we entcrtulu the hone that his gain is beyond <>ur ability to express. Unsolved, That we take this method to make known a?d extend our heartielt sympathy to his family and rel atives in their sad bereavement. The remains of I)r. McMUUn were sent to Yreka, eii route for San Francisco, where they will bo In terred. Assistant Surgeon McEdderv has been appointed Medical Director of the expedition, vice McMtlllu, deceased. PEAL IS OR WAR TO BE DECIDED ON. There is a probability of an adjustment of these difficulties, either by pcace or war, in the conrsc of a lew days, as the Indians will have to do one thing or the otker. General Gillem Is perfectly prepared for action, and u the Indians do not give up pretty soon be will move camp to within about Haifa mile of their stronghold, and, with the aid of the Warm spring Indians under Donald McC'ay, who will hold the rocks to tho southward, commcnco to starve them out. AN INDIAN ALLIANCE. The Wild Tribe* of the Sout hwest Uniting for a War Against the Whites? Highly Important Statement from a Traveller from the Plains? Thousands of Klswas, Comanches and Cheyennes Concentrat ing and On the War Path?More About the Nodoci. A nsiULD reporter Interviewed Mr. H. P. Robin no o yesterday, who has just returned from the Pacific coast via Arizona, by the Kansas and Pacific PAllrond. lie brings testimonials, of undoubted reliability, which establish the fact ol his Intimacy witb au?i knowledge of the present threatening aspect of the Southwestern Indians. His state ment la made with the view or adding strength to the intelligence conveyed to the reading public by General Sherman's letter, published Sunday laat. P being asked what information he wished to communicate, Mr. Robinson said:? "Heading jour issue of to-day, and being particularly interested in the Important state ment or General Sherman, United States Army, regarding the threatening aspect of the nnmeroua tribes or Indians who rove over the great plains, where congregate the fierce and powerful tribes of the Caiuancties, Klowas, and Cheyennes, and having been recently among tb?m, as well as among the Modoc Indians, 1 feel bound to add ray corroborative evidence to all that General Sher man has stated, bnt more especially to that part of his letter which predicts the union and revolt of the whole Southwestern Indian tribes, and the hostile demonstrations on the part of the Indians who inhabit the great plains." Reporter ? How long have yon been sojourning in the Indian terrl tones ? Mr. Kobinson-I left New York nearly three years ago, itith the intention of going to and re malning permanently in California, but have spent an average of two or three weeks in the following districts during my travels:? I was in Cheyenne, in Fort Larlrna, Indian Territory, in Yreka and lahama and Chico during the Autumn of 1872; in Tucson and Prescott (Arizona) during the Fall of 1871 ; then lor a considerable time recently on the Pacific coast, in San Francisco and San Bernardino. Going still farther Southward, I remained ror some time in Pueblo (Colorado), and San Jose and Santa Pe (New Mexloo) ; also in Fort Craig, Donna Anna and Fort Bayard. Having crossed the great desert (io? miles wide) of the great Southwestern plains, I had every opportunity of knowing the condition, numerically and otherwise, of the great Indian ^.rne?.iW^in ?h ohe,?e re?lons> and have just re Ailzona faciflo Ocean coast by way of 18 the PreclB? Point of Informa which, from your recent experience, you feel able to place before the readers of the Hkhaud? thol ^S^Ject Is to add my evidence to that of Geueral Sherman's, and corroborate his statement bv attesting from what I have seen aud learned that hostile demonstrations are being made . .. INDIANS OP THE GREAT PLAINS, iJJnn? ,J?itn?uches e8Pecially, who inhabit the great wild horse plains extending from the western frontier of Texas aud Arkansas to the eastern frontier of Mexico and New Mexico. These JJilJK? 1 measure oyer two thousand miles from wMth tS0U/' ' about one thousand miles in width. The Comanches are by far the greatest of ^CJ.t? tahn 1" Th<!y can musfer from ten to J*e,!ty.t1?.uaallU wa?rlors on the wild horses (mus tang) of these plains, and Joined with the Klowas and Cheyennes, whose country lies still northward of theirs, extending across the Kansas Pacific Railroad to the edge of the Sionx territory wouklforma very formidable enemy and a power ful nation of warriors not easily sunprosscdT It is well known that these great tribes have never been conquered. s " RKroRTKi?? Well, what farther Important news have yon to communicate regarding them y wlBh t0 8tttte m0i,r emphatically that these tribes have gone on the warpath, and that the hostile warriors of Camp Apache have seceded from their head chler "Chlse," common !v called "Cochise," and have gone east and jXd rim^0IAn?Ah?B.' th0D2f hav.e gone lnt0 camps in . ?mp ^P^ch*; th0 Messcelerla into camp Tule rosa; others bave crossed to the eastward and Joined the Comanches, Klowas and Cheyennes all ol which corroborates General Sherman's wo?ds Reporter? On whose authority do vou make 5252 STaSJS^5?" I?"ow? also Raton pass of the Raton Mountains I came across the well known Dick Wotton, an old com* rade of the celebrated Kit Cai son, whose son hurt iust come in from a buffalo hunt, lie was driven S!S? & a nu?ero"? baU(i of Indians. He told us that thousands of Comanches and Apaches were .. . .. ON TIIE WARPATH, that the Klowas and Cheyennes were en route h?n3Wat t0 i0m them' and Wiat all had com blned to make a general attack along the frontier. From my own personal experi ence also I could determine the truth of this statement. 1 have heard the peaceablc sel tiers, and natives of the locality express them frnm* * apprehensive of some Impending cruelties from these tribes. I saw large bands of armed In dians on the Raton Pass, and still northward toward the Kiowa's country; also ia?? forces of the eheyenncs moving southward ?o loin the great iDdian army. From the Cameron Mountains to Stracton's Ranche, I coald see m the distance whole forces ol mounted Indian war riors on the warpath, armed and equipped and capturing all the horses to be found upot. the iron tier. These great trliKss are, by alf means, the only ones to be leared. Tney will, if possible crosB the mountains and make a spirited stand against our troops. The Modocs are eaahy dealt compared with cmuiy utau _ _ , "IE OREAT COMANCHE. ' On Wednesday last, Mr. Robinson continued I was speaking to Lieutenant Wheeler In Washliig - He said he was going on another trip to ex plore that portion of the country where Arizona New Mexico Itah and Nevada come toj?ether-a region called San Juan and the Maqua Territory Reporter? W hat have you to comm?ulcUe rp ? gardlng the Modoc ludians and the lava beds* Mr. Robinson? 'l he Modocs were not known bv that name twenty years ago. They arc the rem ?ZtT^e/erHBftdvCfirof the mbes known as the .In River, the Yuba and the Klamath Indian* rhey once helped in digging the gold mines ot c.ih' fornia. ; They are the only tribe now In that reSon from whom the inhabitants anticipate trouble and Injury. Y\ hen I was before leaving ror the Pacific them tote DOt ma"y a8?. 1 noticed ? . . Ar MISERABLE, TREACnEROPS race. Captain Jack used to frequent Yreka, and I saw him often lounge around a burned buiidintr with other comrades and squaws. The Modocs of (ire florlda. flamC M Ue iSemlnol?s (renegades) or befl8' betJer ^nown to the Inhabi tants or Artzona as "Malplse," rorm a wild Inac cesslble district, about one hundred miles square circumscribed by mountain ranges between Yreka on the northeast and the snow-capped mountains ii? southeast. The Modoc tribe or In dians could not offer ronoh resistance to nnr troops, but their offensive position may draw other whole tribes to their assistance. THE WALLOWA IHDIANS. Tlicy Are Rcralnttly Opposed to the Peacc Commlntontri? The Land Be longed to Them? They Inherited It from Their Father* and They Will Not Sur render It? Troops Wanted. The following Interesting description of a coun cil beween the Wallowa Indians and two Peace Commissioners will be read with interest at the present moment, the more so as they are located abont one hundred and tifty miles north of the Modoc territory. The letter in question was ad dressed to General John H. Stevens, at La Grande, Union county, Oregon. The Wallowas number probably seven hundred warriors. Fort Lapwai, April 2, 1873. Yesterday the non-treaty Indians (torn the Wal lowa, under Joseph Web-tash-my-oh-cut, and other cniers, held a council at the Agency, Superintend ent Ordeneal and Agent Monteith being present. I was at the council and noted down the main ques tions asked and the answers given, and here they are Question? Why do jou claim the Wallowa for your country, and how much do you clalmr Answer? We claim it because our fathers owned it, and it belongs to us by hereditary right, and we also claim the country beyond the mountains, meaning the Pine Creek Valley, near the Wallowa. Question? Will you exchange your right to the Wallowa valley and go upon any reservation either in Oregon, Washington Territory or Idaho Terri tory r Answer? No (emphatically) ; the Wallowa is ours and we want it. Question? Arc yon willing to live in the Wallowa if wc will give it to vou as a reservation, and make It your permanent home and uot roam about the country T This Is a question they would not answer. Question? Are you willing to live in the Nez Perce reservation, with the privilege of hunting and fish ing in the Wallowa r Answer? No. Wc want the whites to leave the Wallowa Valley, as it Is ours, as the Indians fnnd whites cannot live in peace in the Wallowa together. Ac. ?Mr. Odeneal then told them he should report all they had said to Washington, and when lie re ceived an answer would talk to them again. In the meantime they must not molest the whites or any or their property in the Wallowa. Joseph

replied that he would uot be talked or dictated to; tlint the Wallowa Valley belonged to htm and his people and they wanted it, TllKKATENlNO ATTITUDR. Of course much else was said on this topic, and It is clear that they will not give up the Wallowa without trouble. I believe that both Mr. Odencul and Mr. Mont?ith will advise the buy ing out of the settlers in the Wallowa and giving it to the Indians. In con versation with Mr. Odeneal he said he should advise more soldiers being there, as troops are requisite. The Indians were Arm In their de mands; I think the proportion msdo to them in regard to going on a reservation, and offering them the Wallowa country for a reserve If they asked It, made them think they could command almost any thing and it would he granted. They are deter mined, however, that the whites shall leave the Wallowa. I being pregeut luiew ru*t what I have written l* the truth, so yoa see there may jet be trouble with Joseph. CUANOB OK MANNBB. As they were going to the council they were singing. but they tlni not sing after the council, and m^Mued much dissatisfied. One thing certain was ascertained, ami it la this? that the Indiana are in uo surrendering oiood. SA3TAHTA AND BIO TREE. The Government Not Now Prriwing for Their Release?Another Powwow In the Indian Territory ? More Talk, Much Eat, Heap Presents* Wasiunoton, D. C., April 21, WX At the conference last I'all in this city with the Kiowfts they earnestly appealed to the government for the release from the Penitentiary of Texas of their chiefs. Dig Tree and Santanta, promising not only to remain on their reservation and behave themselves peaceably, but to restore all stolen property and captives in their possession. The government promised to exert at some lutnre day its good offices in their behalf with the Governor of Texas for the relief of their chiefs, pro vided they should fuliil their promises as above stated. Since thut time the Indi&us have done as they promised ; but owing to the Modoc massacre and the consequent excitement, espe cially In Indian-localities, the government is not ?ow advising the release or Big Tree and Santanta. A council is soon to take place between the gov ernment agents and the Klowas, Couiaucbes and other Indians, within the Indian Territory, when the subject of the release of the chiefs will doubt less again be Introduced ; but whatever may bo done In the premises wilt be under the direction ol the President and the Secretary of the Interior. THE APACHE PEACE. Surrender of Two Bands of Savages to General Crook? Good Result of the Carbine Policy. . San Francisco, April 90, 1373. Details of the Peace Conference at Camp Verde, Arizona, on the 8th of April, have been received to-night. The conference resulted In the uncon ditional submission and surrender or two or the worst .bands of Apaches. This peace was brought about through the complete rout or bands or Apaches who have defied the government for twenty years past. Over two hundred of their warriors have been killed In the iast campaign in the fastnesses of the Apache country. THE COUNCIL opened at half-past nine o'clock A. M. "Cracky," a Mojavo Indian, was the interpreter. The war chief or the Tonta Apaches, with ISO men, women and children, joined the council and the warriors gave up their arras when the talk .began. The Apache chiefs were the first speakers. They all acknowledged their complete defeat and expressed their desire for peace. General Crook replied briefly, accepting their surrender. The chiefs prom ised to send word to all the outside Indians In arms to come iu and surrender. General Crook promised to issue passes lor the protection of the runners to be employed in spreading THE NEWS OP TUB PEACE. When the conference broke up tho vanquished Annehcs went up the river to tho old military post, where a feast was given t? them. The general policy will be to treat tho Indlansflumanely, place them on reservations, make them no promises that cannot be fulfilled, to maintain order among them and Instruct them in simple duties, thus proving to them that peace Is better than war. OFFICERS AND SOt.lllKl.'H COMMENDED. General Crook in his general orders commends by name a long list of officers and soldiers lor gallantry in the last campaign. Perfect harmony exists between the officers and the Indian anil War Departments. The terms of the treaty will be strictly enforced, and there seems to be no doubt that the peace thus inaugurated will be perma nent. The eplzootlo has nearly subsided in Arizona, and all the stages are running agalu. THE FRONTIER COMMISSION. The Rio Grande Investigation Still Go ing On?The Commission Attacked by Indians. San Antonio, Texas, April 21, 1873. TheUplted States Frontier Commission have ar rived here after a long and fatiguing march from the Upper Hlo Grande, having examined over a thousand miles of the Upper Rio Grande Valley. On the journey from Laredo ana Kagle Taws a slight brush with a band of Indians occurred, the escort driving them oir. .Sessions wore held at Laredo, San Rancho, Ragle Pass, Fort Olark, Brwkettsvflle ami Uvalde, a large amount of testimony on the Mexican and Indian raids being secured. Stock raisers and settlers are gathering here, and an extended sitting at this central point will close their operations on the border. It is expected that the Commission will leave for Washington in the early part of June next. A COLLECTOR'S TREPIDATION. Dr. Smith, After Being Regularly Ap pointed and Confirmed as Collector of Richmond, Afraid of Losing tbe Place. Richmond, Va., April 21, 1873. There has latterly been quite a newspaper jurure in regard to the Internal Revenue Collectorship of this, tlie Third district, whether Dr. E. 11. Smith, who was nominated by the Fresident and con firmed by the Senate, or whether Rush Iiur gcss, the present collector, should hold the office of collector for the ensuing four years. Under the legislation of Congress the office of assessor, which Mr. Smith now holds, ex pires on the 20th of May next, and it would be, therelore, contrary to all precedent to Issue the commission of collector to Dr. Smith until his term or office as assessor has expired ; per contra it Is represented by the friends of Burgess thar the President has refused to Issue the commission of Dr. Smith art collector, and they allege, on authority purporting to coine direct Irom the President, that Mr. Burgess will be retained as collector 01 this district. The case creates a great deal of interest here, and it is confidently asserted that Dr. Smith, whu bus been both nominated by the President aud confirmed by the Senate, will succeed to the otllco on the 20th of May, when the assessor's office is abolished and the new revenue law goes into effect. I have the best and most positive as surances lor stating that neither .the Presi dent nor the Revenue Department have taken any action that would Indicate any pur pose of the President to make a conflict with the Senate, and it is therefore to be presumed that the commission of collector will be issued to Dr. Smith as soon as his present term of office expires, ou the 20th of May next. There seems to be no case on record where, after nomination oy the President and confirmation by tlie Senate, that a commission of any officer In the civil service has been withheld, and no occasion for different action presents Itself In this case. THE LOUISIANA DIFFICULTY, Governor Kellogg Reports 'It early AH Quiet, and the People Paying Taxes. Washington, April 21, 1873. A telegram from Governor Kellogg to the Attor> ney General was received to-day. It is as fol' lows Matters arc quiet In Louisiana, with the excep tion 01 lour or five parishes. My communication to General Kmory, requesting that troops tie sent to these remote parishes, was with a view to prevent any possible outbreak. The statement that I Issued coininissiens to fusion officers in Grant parish or any other than those first commissioned is untrue. The State taxes are being collected rapidly. The reslstaace is breaking down. The collections dur ing the past thirty days exceed the collections tor the same time In any previous year. The amount of taxes and licenses collected In New Orleans dur ing the first quarter of 1872 was $133, 000; the amount collected in the first month of 1873 was $2.'>4,ooo. We collected but little during January and February owing to the political differences. THE NATIONAL GAME. The Philadelphia Clnb Achieve a Vic tory Over the Athletics in the Quaker City. Philadilpitia, Pa., April 21, 1873, A game of baso ball took place this afternoon between the Athletic and Philadelphia clubs. Although the weather was cold and blustery, tbe game was witnessed by fully four thousand per sons, who manifested great Interest In the result. It was soon found that tho Phllndeiphiatis were in tlie best practice, and their fielding and batting excelled thai of the Athletics. THK WORK. club'. 11. 2d. M. 4 Ih. MA. Mi. 7th. ??. 9th. Philadelphia.... 0 0 0 0 4 1 8 8 0-li Athletic 00000102V? S Kutih Earned? 1 each. I'mpiru? Nicholas Young, of Washington. A Championship Game In Baltimore. Baltimobb, April 21, 1873. The second game of base ban of the champion ship series between the Baltlmores, of this city, and the Washington*, of Washington, took place to-dav. and resulted in ? score of 18 to 2 in lavor of the former. AMUSEMENTS. The New Pantomime at the Olympic. The new version of "Humpty Dumpty" w?i pro duced at the Olympic Theatre last night, Mr. O. L. Fox, in tblH as In the preceding pantomimes, being the railiant geulus or the piece. An advantage of tbe present piece Ib lound in tbe fact that the tab leaux change rapidly, giving, if possible, greater variety and freedom to tbe acting of"Hnmpty Dumpty." The piece opens with a somewhat dnll introductory, in which Miss Rosa St. Clair and Miss Marion Flske do all they are required to do wltb grace and simplicity, but Hunipty appears so sooa that tbe feeble verses are forgotten ail tbe broad grin in his countenance is reflected in tbe laces of the audience. Alter his appearance there is noth ing weak In the piece, for he is in himself able to make everything strong. This brings up the consideration of what can be the only criticism of Fox's clowns, the mobility and ex pressiveness of his face. It is in his countenance that the story of tbe piece Ib written and upon his countenance that it tl nds expression. Words are not sufficiently picturesque to describe what Is simply a picture with no words to be Illuminated by it. I'nltke the drama, It is acting without lines upon which to hinge description, and the acting Is so thoroughly artistic that we scarcely think or ap plying tbe word "trick" to anything which Humpty liumpty adopts us oxpressive of the language of pantomime. The variety act includes the wouder lul gymnastic Teats of the Wilsons, the rock har monics of the Jee Brothers, a "bouquet of songs" by Madame Winterburn and other entertaining divertissements especially pleasing to children. The last act of the pantomime is very strong, and throughout the piece is entirely new, both in scen ery and in uction. As before, Mr. O. K. Fox plays Pantaloon; Mr. W. Havel, Harlequin; and Miss Fannie Beane, Columbine. Dion BiMiclcault at Booth's* A very nice piece of acting. Such, Ib short, mlKht rightly be the summing np of Boucicault's effort last evenlug at this noble temple of Thespla A very nice piece or acting, Indeed. Bhaun, tbe Post, in the play of "Arra na Pogue," Is by this time well known to New York play goers, and needs now no special mention other than that the part last evening was not lor a moment lost sight of. In this particular Mr. Bouclcault has an ad vantage over many or Ills confreres. While the general impression among "stars" seems to t>e that long acquaintance with a "part" may permit indifference, Mr. Bouclcault shows, by his acting, that a strict attention to detail can detract nothing rrom his impersonation, while it cannot fall to add to his professional prestige. In this particular he Is much like Mr. Florence. He never for a moment loses sight of the minuttm of the piece. To those who have never seen "Kerry" we would say by nil means see It. It Is one or* the nicest, quietest, most finished, most pleasing pieces or acting that cun be Imagined. The old "stage Irishman," with his ragged clothes aud.lrreconcll able brogue, is now? thanks to Mr. Bouclcault and men of his class? dying out, and the ecullurltles or Irish character, such us honor and tiellty, are truly portrayed In such sketches us those or Shaun and Kerry. It Is, or course, needless to suy that at Booths the stage setting and machinery were au.fUit. or the company, other than Mr. Bnuctcauit, little can be said. Mr. Nel. Decker, both as the McCoul, in "Arrah-na-Pogue," and as Cautaln Ooldham. In "Kerry." showed him self to be an intelligent, conscientious and cap able exponent of the parts assigned him. Had we not seen "Ted" Coleman play Qullp then Mr. Shlel Barry's Michael Feeny mbrht be considered first rate. It was very good, as it was, but It was undoubtedly an "Irish edition or Coleman's Qullp." It would hy no means injure the reputation of the theatre ir M. Molleuhaucr's orchestra gave a little better music between the acts. The leader Is supposed to be a good musi cian, lint selections that might do lor the east side can scarcely be considered the thing ror such an establishment us Booth'!. Beyond all c.arpiug, however, the performances last evening were well received by a very lull audience, and the plaudits were frequent and very hearty, in "Kerry" es pecially was the applause most spontaneous, as the part Is really, as said at the beginning, "a nice piece of uctiug." Magical and Dramatic Notes. Mr. 11. F. Daly, ol the Clobe Theatre, Boston, has been engaged for Booth's next season. The third concert of the Vocal Society of New York will be given at Stelnway Hall on Thursday evening. Mr. J. w. Jennings Is making a great success In the character of the Switcnman at Shrewsbury Rend, the heartluess and simplicity with which he repeats the phrase "Ruuuln' away from a youug man" being the "hit." Theodore Thomas' giand musical festival opens te- night at Stein way Hall with a performance of the oratorio of "Elijah." The solos will be sung by Mrs. J. Houston West, Mrs. H. M. Smith, Mian Annie Louise ?ary, Mr. Nelson Varley, Mr. Whit ney and Mr. Rudolphsen, and the choruses by the Koston Handel and Haydn Society. Thomas' orchestra will attend to the instrumental pafrt. The Society of the Amateurs of Music In Vienna will give two great musical festivals in co-operation with the renowned institutions the Association of Gentlemen Singers (Macnnergesaugverein), the Philharmonic Society (orchestra of the great Imperial Opera) and the Society of Song (Slng verein) , and assisted by the first solo performers In song and on Instruments. The concerts take place on the 4th and 11th of May, at uoon, in tho great and splendid Music Hall of the society. The programme of the first, concert will include the most celebrated compositions by Francis hchu berth ; that of the second the greatest works by Beethoven, among them the Ninth Symphony. NAVAL INTELLIGENCE. Movements of the United States Fleet In the Brazilian Waters. A Hkhald special correspondence from Rio Janeiro, under date of the 25th of March, supplies the following report of the movements ef the United states fleet in the waters of Brazil : ? Tho United States fleet has been quietly at the River Platte for some time, the Admiral deeming it most unwise to visit this port nntii he knows that the yellow fever is no cause of danger. I am told, however, he goes to sea from off Montevideo to morrow for a short cruise, and < afterward will touch at Maldanado, Rio Grande and Santa Catha rina ou his way to this place, where he expects to arrive some time in May. The Ticenderoga, Cap tain Badger, and the Wasp, Commander Mahon, remain at the River Platte. The royal mail steamer Neva arrived here yester day morning from Montevideo, having on board a* passengers Commander J. Young, united States Navy, Tate chlof or staff to Rear Admiral Ta.vlor; Commander J. N. Quackenbush, late commanding the Wasp : I)r. W. F. Fort, also from the Wasp, and captain's clerk Mr. Harleston, and three sailors invalided. betters from the flagship Lancaster, of the South Atlantic squadron, mention that that vessel would leave Santa Catherlna April 1 for a week's cruise. She would visit, other ports, and after a short cruise go to Montevideo, and return to Rio as soon as the yellow lever ahateB. The health ol the offi cers and crew generally throughout the fleet is good, The United States Fleet In tMe Asiatic Waters. A special correspondent of the Herald, dating at Yokohama, Japan, on the 22d of March, supplies the following naval report:? The United states ship Lackawanna Is at Hong Kong,' Admiral Jen kin having returned to that port In that vessel, and wlil there await the arrival of the Hartford, to which vessel he will transfer his Hag. The Iroquois Is ut shanghae, bat Is to leave shortly for Japan. The Palos is at Chinklango. The Monocacy is cruising on tho southern coast of China. The Ashuelot is at Tientsin, but is shortly expected at Hlianghae. The Saco Is at Yokohama. FIFTEENTH AMENDMENT, The Colored People of Richmond Cele brate the Anniversary of the Procla mation? Procession and Speeches. Richmond, Va., April 21, 18T3. The anniversary of tho proclamation of the flrteenth amendment was celebrated here to-day with more than the usual pomp by the colored people. The procession was the largest ever wit nessed In Richmond on any occasiou, the line ex tending about a mile and a half. The display of banners and other Insignia was quite extensive. There were not less than six thousand persons in line, while the sidewalks were thronged along the whole route by colored peo ple participating in the day's festivities. At the head of the procession marched the At tucks (luard, the only commissioned colored mili tary organization in the State. Following them wai a large wagon representing the car of Liberty, which contained over thirty young girls dressed in white. An address delivered to the multitude In ftvntof the City Hall by the Mavor, and alter the processionists concluded their march other speeches were made py several white and colored orators. No duturbwee occurred during Uie day. THE TIEHRA DISGRACE. A Full Expose of the Ways and Means of the Exhibition Commission Sale. SECRETARY FISH EXPLAINS. The Herald Telegram Announcing the Dis covery of Fraud Corroborated, Sub-Commissions Bought and Sold. Six Thousand and Two Thousand Dol lars Paid for Appointments. RESTAURANT SIGHTS PURCHASED. Minister Jay and Mr. McElrath Investigat ing the Matter in Vienna? The De tected Commissioners To Be Re moved? What the Herald Has Accomplished. Wasuinoton, April 21, 1873, The special despatch to the FIerai.d from Vienna regarding the purchase of offlcial positions at the ExpoHltlon bv American Commissioners did not reach here until this morning, as there are no Hun day morning trains from New York, and tne ordi nary press despatches arc not much in advance of the Monday morning mail. The absence of hlgh toned Congressmen and the usual corral of lobby, lsts and strikers did nit lessen the Importance ot the Hkrald despatch In oinctai quarters. The position of Commissioner to the Vienna Kxpost tlon, wherner honorary or onerous, had been sought after with the biggest In fluence that could be got, either politi cally or pecuniarily, and right here In Wash ington Is the headquarters of the "ring." The Ukrald's special scut a thunderbolt Into tne Stato Department, tor It Is well known that when Thomas Van Rureu was appointed ChierCommls. sioner there had not beeu one dollar appropriated. To Inaugurate the work of having the United States represented at Vienna it was necessary to pay his expenses out of the Contingent Fund of the Stato Department. He was also authorized to appalnt thirteen sub-commissioners, but no provision could be made lor them. At the last session ol Congress, however, Mr. Van Buren managed to get an appropriation or some $i#)0, uoo to delray the expenses of the United States at Vienna, out of which the original appointees were to be paid all necessary expenses. The ruling passion among Americans, who are famed for acquisitiveness all over Kurope, must certainly crop out at this Inter national reunion of the handiwork of all nations. Some of the Van Huron sub-commissioners, taking time by his short hair, entertuiued proposals from certuiu enterprising Yankees to open restau rants and provide victuals for the wander ing slght-seers, which proposals were to give them privileges on the American domain In the Exposition building. While the Austrlans were working bard to complete the building, and the guards were scrupulously alteylng Instructions to keep everybody out of the precincts of the grounds, there appears the ubiquitous Yankee with his con tract right to a ccrtaiu space lu the American de partment, with orders to clear away the lumber and give him a chance to get his bean shop in order. Such Interference could not be tolerated, but us he was reinforced by a sub-agent, who had also purchased the right to sell soda water, thero was nothing else to be done but refer the compli cation to the American Minister at Vienna, and leave to him the settlement of the Important problem. Who had been selling corner lots In American quarters in Vienna)1 The Secretary was accordingly informed of the muddle, and two weeks ago telegraphed to Minister Jay, after consultation with the President, appointing Mr. Jay and Thomas McKlrath, one of the sub-coin mlssioners appointed by V an Buren, a board to Inquire into the charges' of corruption against some of our Commissioners to the Vienna Exposition. The charges were explicitly that two of the appointees of Van Buren had agreed, lor $fl,000 and $'2,000, to obtain certain restaurant privileges. It wan not to be wondered at that the IIkkai.d special from Vienna should have revived at the State Department this unpleasant bit ot scandal, now a sweet morsel for the gathering rep resentatives ol all nations at Vienna.Jiut Secretary Fish was unwilling to admit the full force of the Hkiiai.d despatch, lie would not deny that accu sations had been made against two of the Sub-Com missioners, and emphatically said, "Minister Jay and Sub-Commissioner McElrath are not only in structed to make a thorough examination Into the charges made, but have had authority conferred to suspended peremptorily any ofllclal who has been guilty of the acts charged." Hedtras not willing to say who the Sub-Commissioners were who had been temporarily suspended, because thev might be Innocent, and if guilty their names would be published soon euoutfh. The report could not affect the scientific artisan or honorary commis sioners, as none of them had arrived at Vienna. Ife had ho|>ed this bit of scandal would have escaped the notice of the press, but somehow the Hkkald correspondent was always turning up just where be was not wanted by the State Department. As It had appeared It was no longer any use to conceal the inlormation at hand. Not only had Messrs. Jay and McElrath plenary power to investigate charges already made, bnt were unlimited In their authority, should results point to persons now unsuspected. The instruc tions were specific to remove every one on whom the slightest suspicion of Irregularity could be proven, and this for the honor of the United States. Secretary Fish says that It was originally Intended to res'.rlct appointments to 100 honorary commissioners, but the political pressure over run that numl>er. After the number was almost indefinitely Increased, there came another bother; In fact, the greatest of all the difllculttcs. Two classes, through the biggest kind of Infincnce, sought appointments, first agents of Inventions ? men who had wondroufl schemes for setting the world on flrcfc with cannon, mnskets, breech-loaders, sewing machines, me chanical devices, India rubber articles? who. If they secured the appointment, were to be hand somely paid aud endowed with largo fortunes hereafter, provided, the Inventions, Ac., were highly endorsed and vigorously whitewashed by the Vienna Exposition; and, second, the political bummers aud workers who, falling In securing anything better, were anxious to go abroad on pay to spongo as commis sioners on Austrian hospitality, aud make money In any, way they could. The Secretary was reso lutely opposed to both these classes, foreseeing the mischief it was bound to make. The President, who has other matters to attend to than the per sonnel of the American Commission at Vienna, waa Influenced by this Senator or that Representative until the head or the State Department got indig nant. When the scandal above alladed to waa made known, the President most cordially agreed with the Secretary that the list should be revised by trustworthy parties, and said ho would readily agree to the removal of any one appointed by him If there was the shadow or reflection against hla integrity and honor, or anything discreditable In his use of the honor conferred. Hence the order to Minuter Jay and McElrath. Emplojto at the State Department say that the Hirald can claim Its share of honor for having thus timely exposed the rascality or some who have already sold their birthright and anticipated the acts of others who would have don* wKwlse had not this revelation I been made.

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