Newspaper of The New York Herald, April 26, 1873, Page 3

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated April 26, 1873 Page 3
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WASHINGTON Summary Suspension of the Corrupt Vienna Commissioners. ? 1# WHAT SECRETARY FISH SAYS. General Burnside Responsible for Van Buren's Appointment. THE STEERAGE PASSAGE. Treasury Clerks Sent to Beport on the Treatment of Emigrant Passengers. Washington, April 28, 1873. Vm Barcn'i Aiilitant Vienna Commis sioners Removed? What Secretary Fish Hays Now? Burnside and His Austrian Axes. The sweeping charges against the American Commissioners at the Vienna Kxposition, as llrst published in the Herald cable despatch from that city,, have been iully borne out by the latest advices received at the State Department. Secretary Fish, always inclined to tako a charitable view of those who are "under a cloud," at first thought that there were only one or two black sheep among Van Buren's chosen fold of thirteen ; but, alas ! shep herd and sheep alike have gone to the bad. The Secretary, who was inclined to take the report of the Herald Vienna correspondent with the proverbial grain of salt, is now undeceived. He admitted this even ing, with his usual frankness and magnanimity, that the charges against Van Buren and bis thir teen are more seriouB than he expected. He con siders the whole a (fair a very painlul one, as being calculated to bring, temporarily, great disgrace upon the American name. The Secretary, always Jealous of the national honor, thought that this dis creditable piece of business could be smothered in the archives of the State Department and there be buried in oblivion. He was in hopes that it could be settled before It got into the press, and thus the disgrace consequent upon a public expos*? would be avoided. He therefore considers it a very unfortunate matter that the ubiquitous Herald correspondent should have got hold of., the ugly lacts and given them a world-wide circulation. Now that ihe cat is out of the Uftg the Secretary Is willing to satisfy the greed or an insa tiate press. He courteously Informed your corre spondent this evening that the Committee of In quiry, consisting of Minister Jay and Mr. McElrath, have, alter careful investigation, found that there waB ground lor serious charges of irregularity against General Van Buren and his Assist ant Commissioners. The committee, therefore recommended their suspension, and Secretary Fish thereupon telegraphed to Vienna ordering that they be all suspended. Those of the Commission ers who may be able to clear themselves will be re instated, but It is highly probable that In the ma jority of cases the present suspension amounts to removal. * '-So far," says Secretary Fish, "there has been no evidence of corruption against General Van Bu ren," and he hopes that further developments of the investigation will show that there really is none. The impression here is that Van Buren is unlit for the position to which he has been appointed. In the first place he has made great mistakes In his choice of assistants. He not only ?elected some bad men, but entrusted too much to them, neglecting matters to which he ought to have himself attended, and giving the utmost lati tude to his chosen Commissioners. Having charge of an office in New York for the transaction of the Vienna Exposition business, he left It without providing a substitute. Fortunately, Mr. Francis B. Stout took his place, and has, with a zeal and disinterestedness that cannot be tao highly commended, attended to all his unfinished busi ness. Secretary Fisn has now formally appointed him to do in New York the duties which were In cumbent upon General Van Buren. It Is said that General Van Buren owes his ap ment to the urgent solicitations of General Burn side, who asked it as a special favor of the Presi dent. As charity covers a multitude of sins, so General Burnslde's military prestige covers a mul titude of schemes which he has fathered; and report has It that It was with a view to grind some of his axes at the Vienna Exposition that Burnside procured Van Buren's appointment. With regard to the other commissioners, it is but fair to add that the arti sans, scientific men and honorary commissioners are as yet free from all repreach; and those who owe their appointments to Secretary Fish, and not to political influence, may be depended upon as men well qualified for their positions. It all the appointments had been made through the State Department, it is said the disgrace of the present exposure might have been spared to the country. Treasury Clerics Sent to Kurope to Re turn an "Greenhorns"? A Thorough Re port on the Steerage Question Prom ised. A delegation of Treasury clerks, consisting of J. Frederick Myers, ol the Secretary's office ; Thomas B. Handera, Chief Clerk of the Navigation Division ; Horace L. Piper, or the Second Auditor's office, and Charles Colne, of the Comptroller's office, have Miled from New Yors for Europe as cabin passen gers on government business, to return in the steerage of various transatlantic lines disguised as emigrants. They are charged with the daty or observing and inquiring into everything connected with the treatment of emigrants In their passage across the ocean, whether relating to the accommodations afforded them, the wholesomeness and sufficiency of their food, the separation of the sexes, the conduct of officers and crews, the sanitary provisions, hospital ac commodations, Ac. Dr. B. F. Craig, Analytic Cbemist in the Army Medical Museum, has been secured by the Treasury Department for the pur pose of undertaking several voyages on the differ ent lines carrying emigrants, and will analyze and report upon the food, air and water supplied to the steerage passengers. These Investigations are set afoot under a resolution passed last March by the Senate at the instance of employes of the Treasury Department, requiring the collee lectlon of information by that Department, be tween then mid September next. The subject will be submitted to Congress in the form of reports irom the quasi detectives and the chemical ex perts, next December, accompanied, probably, by the drait of a bill extending the proteotton of the national government over Mio emi grant as far as legislation can effect it. Strict secrecy was intended and enjoined by the Treasury authorities in reterence to this whole subject; but, to the chagrin of the Department, seme of the persons selected could not refrain Irom giving air to their importance before leaving this city. The agents of the several lines of steamers at New York are understood to bave beeu furnished with accurate descriptive lists ?f the amateurs or the middle passage, and every provision will be made lor the comfort of the dis tinguished voyagers and their fellow passengers of the steerage lor the time being. The Pacific Mail Service. The Pacific Mall Steamship Company has sub mitted the question to tlfe Post Office Depurtment whether pay can be obtained lor a trip to be made on the 1st 01 June In an English steamer, the less of the America necessitating such a substitute, tbough the law requires the service to be per formed by American built vessels. The opinion seems to be that the money cannot be paid for such a trip. No official action has yet been taken. J'lie company will, however, mako the trip ami rely on Congress for compensation. Delinquent Kailruad* In Trouble. Representatives of the Reading Railroad were before Commissioner Douglas to-day, and asked to be relieved ?rum the jQve j>er cent penalty oqc per cent a month interest on the tu which the Supreme Conrt has , decided is due on dividends declared daring the first seven months or 1870. The company declined to pay it then, and now that the Court has decided they must pay, they ask to be relieved from the penalty ior non-payment. The Commissioner informed them that he had no p<jwer to remit, the Conrt having settled the mat ter. The amount of the penalty due from the Reading and one or two other smaller roads In a similar condition amounts to $60,000. Unprecedented Lom of Boston Vessels. Official returns made to the Bureau of Statistics show that forty-three vessels of an aggregate ton nage of 10,000, belonging to the port of Boston, were lost during the quarter ended March 31, 1873. Among the vessels lust were seven barks ol 300 tons each and ten brigs and ten schooners of loo tons each. The loss of such a large nnmber of ves sels belonging to a single port and In such a brief period is unprecedented. Treasury Balances. The following are the balances in the Treasury at the close of business to day Currency $2,073,128 Special deposits of legal tenders lor the redemption ol certificates ol deposit. . . 28.330,000 Coin 78,80(1,674 Including coiu certificates 26,199,soo Legal tenders outstanding 358,063,002 THE INDIAN COMMISSIONERS. Awards of Contracts? Low Prices? The Commission In Favor of tlie Present Peace Policy. The Board of Indian Commissioners, consisting of Felix R. Brunot, Chairman, of Pittsburg; George H. Stuart, of Philadelphia ; William E. Dodge, New York; Or. Bishop, New York; Edward 8. Toby, Boston; John B. Lang, Maine (the only Quaker In the commission) ; John V. Farwell, Chicago, and Robert Campbell, of St. Louis, met at 40 Leonard street yesterday, for the purpose of awarding con tracts for the supply of articles of domestic use and consumption to the Indians on the western and southwestern frontier. The awards were made by Hon. Edward P. Smith, Commissioner of Indian Atmirs. The following Is a list of the awards, with the figures. The competition was very great:? Three thousand four hundred and eighty-five blankets,* from $361 to $10 20 per pair ; 647 dozen preserving Kett'.es, from $4 80 to $8 40 per dozen ; 60 dozen tin plates, 65 cents dozen; 25 dozen tin dippers, $1 dozen ; 292 pressed tin pans, $i 05 to $2 25 per dozen ; 130 dozen cotfee pots, $2 75 dozen, 80 dozen at $3 50 dozen ; 120 dozen iron teaspoons at 22 cents per dozen ; 1,510 pairs blankets, from $5 10 to $7 52 per pair; 4,082 woollen shawls> $171; 4,024 pounds linen thread, $104 to $1 24 per pound ; 148,578 yards brown sheet ing, 12H cents; 150 dozen cotton handker chiefs, $2 37% dozen; 140 bed coverlets, $4 75 each; 108 dozen cotton handkerchiefs, $2 50 per dozen; 8,008 pairs shoes, from $1 to $1 97;, per pair; 362 dozen hoeB at $1 80; 23,000 pairs of blan kets, from $4 16 to $10 80 per pair; 33,ooo yards colored cloth, $1 40 per yard ; 400 yards cloth, $3 5o; 3,300 pounds yarn, $1 20 per pound ; 600 pounds in digo, $1 67 per pound; 17,107 red flannel shirts, $1 35 each; 8 dozen pocket knives, $6 75 per dozen; 230 dozen" knives and forks, $2 per dozen I 13 dozen caws, $12 per dozen; 108,325 yards Merriinac prints, 10% cents; 705 dozen spool cotton, 65 cents; 47,500 yards bed ticking, 15 14 cents; 20,750 yards plaid linsey, 24 % cents; 20,450 yards blue flaunel, 38 cents; 1,000 yards col ored drilling, 11% cents; 300 yards shirting, 11 cents; 3,000 yards blue denims, 10% cents; 9,000 yards hickory shirting, 15% cents; 483 dozen chil dren's Htockings, $1 6o ; 44 dozen wool scarls, $5 50; 600 wool hoods, 60 cents each; 67,800 yards blue drill, 14% cents per yard; 1,109 dozen axes, $9 to $10 76 per dozen; 40 dozen hatchets, $6 per dozen; 2,400 gray flannel shirts, $i 36^ each; 7,066 hickory shirts, 57 cents each; no dozen hunting knives, $2 58 per dozen; 613 dozen table spoons, 63 cents per dozen; I,ioo calico shirts, 48 cents each; 122,000 yards duck, 18% cents yard ; 19,825 yards satinet, 47 \ cents yard; 609 dozen axe-handles, $2; iso.ooo yards Sprague prints, 10% a 11 cents; 27,600 yards red flannel, 42% cents; 400 shawls, $4 20; 652 dozen half hose, $4 75 a $4 85 dozen; cotton maitre. tin palls, saw files, mill files and hoe-handles ; 175 boys' hats, 60 cents each ; 6,300 men's hats, irom 6$ to 85 cents each ; 300 caps, from 56 to 58 cents each ;frying pans, tin pails and tin cups; 1,503 dozen butcher knives, $1 97 dozen; 120 skinning knives, $1 76 dozen; 3,660 pair* of blankets, from $4 85 to $8 80 per pair; 628 dozen hose, at $3 25 per dozen; 1,354 pounds gllling twine, from $1 04 to $f 14 per pound; 3,000 coats, $5 30 to $5 98 each; 670 overcoats, $s 05 each; 3,842 pairs of pants, $2 80 to $3 16 per pair ; 930 vests, $1 85 each; 260 boys' suits, $5 ?5 each; 120 boys' vests, $1 65 each; 8,300 yards Kentucky jean, at 28c. per yard. There are about one dozen articles of hardware, such as camp kettles aud other articles of do mestic use, on which awards have not been made, but will be made to-day. Owing to the scarcity of money and general depression in business circles, the figures for the above named articles are very low. The total sum to be paid for the goods pur chased yesterday will be about seven hundred thousand dollars. Messrs. Brunot and Campbell left the city last evening on a flying visit to Commissioner Delano, at the latter gentleman's request, lor a conference on the advisability of continuing the present peace policy. Members of the Commission will visit different points in the Indian country the coming Summer, and a nnmber ol them will probably be present at the grand Peace Council to be held at Fort Sill next month. The Board of Indian Commissioners are unani mous in their desire for a continuance of the pres ent peace policy. While they are desirous that all guilty parties should suffer for their crimes they do not endorse the Ideas of many, who would exter minate a whole tribe of Indians for the crime of one or a number of them. The Commissioners will meet at 40 Leonard street on Monday next to open bids for transpor tation. HOTEL KEEPER ARRESTED. ? From ? Palace to a Prison. II. L. Powers, proprietor of the Grand Central Hotel, was arrested laat evening by Deputy Sheriff Lawrence Carry upon an order of arrest granted by Chief Justice Shea, of the Marine Conrt, upon complaint of Ellis H. Ellas. The warrant was placed tn the hands of Mr. Judson Jarvis, who de tailed Deputy Sheriff Lawrence Cnrry to effect the arrest. Tho latter officer went to the Grand Central Hotel yesterday after noon and awaited the appearance of Mr. Powers, bat he, probably suspecting something was wrong, failed to put in an appearance. Sheriff Curry waited patiently in the corridor of the hotel until nearly six o'clock, when the desired Individual entered the hohse. Mr. Carry explained his business as soon as Mr. Powers was seated in his office. Mr. Powers tamed to one of his clerks and said : ? "Give this black-mailer $460 and let him clear oat of here." The officer told Mr. Powers he was not em Jowered to settle the matter In that way. Mr. udson Jarvis was the proper authority to receive money as bail in all such cases. Mr. Powers became very Indignant and seemed for some time inclined to resist ttie efforts of the officer, until Deputy Sheriff Seebacher happened to enter the hotel and offered his assistance to officer Curry. Mr. Powers called Ills servants about him, and for some moments a row seemed imminent, but the coolness and determination of the officers preserved the peace, and Mr. Powers was placed in a carriage and taken to Ludlow street Jail. Ills manner after leaving the hotel was in strong contrast to his previous disposition. He made no more attempt to get out of the scrape than simply going to the residence of Mr. Judson Jarvis. Hut finding that gentleman out, Mr. Powers succumbed, and was locked up. The following is a cony 01 the affidavit made by Mr. Kllaa upon which the order of arrest was granted El'is u. Ellas, plaintiff, vs. n L. Powers? City and county of New York, us.? Kllis H. Ellas tielnn duly aworn, nays that ho is tho iilaintiff heretn; that on tne 23d day of April. 1873, lie left the Grand Central Hotel, where he had l>een stopping that the agent or clerk of Mid de fendant (who i? and then wn* proprietor of "aid hotel) informed plaintiff that his principal had told him to state to this deponent that he coufd not liavr his (the de ponent's) piano, which was then in said hotoi . that thereupon, and 011 the next dav, the plaintiff got out re plevin turners, Ac., against paid defendant for ?aiil piano, a<< appears more mlly in the annexed affidavit! of W II. Burns, iiepnty Sheriff. Deponent further says that he is Informed by salil uepuiy. and verily believes that. upon demand of said Deputy ror said pluno, the defendant refused to deliver tne lame to the Deputy, with tho Intent, a" deponent T- 1 i.. . 7?*!. defrauding deponent, and Improperly and fraudulently concealing said property no traudu lently detained. " * g "ji ei.UK LEvr"rU bt'0r0 me' ,hU 24th (,ay of AprU i873-0*"'** THE CHESAPEARE AND OHIO RAILROAD SURVEY. Fortkksh Monkoe, Va., April 25, 1S73. The Engineer corps, under Major Temple, have completed the survey of the Chesapeake and Ohio llailroad to York, and will return to-morrow to a point above Williamsburg to complete some unfin ished work. Thc.v will not make a survey lower jiuwa tUv penlusuia Uiua Voriuvw# at premut. A SORROWFUL MURDERER. Bleakley, the Murderer of Maud Merrill, At tempts Suicide? A Terrible 8cratch? He Still Lives and It Able to Eat His Three Square Meals a Day. An attempt at suicide was made bv one 01 the occupants ol Murderers' Row, In the Tombs, yester day. Hubert P. Weakley, who said he was guilty when he was asked to plead, cut his right arm with a sharp razor at about four o'clock in the morning. The wound is about half au inch long and a sixteenth part of an inch wide, It is in fact a mere scratch, and alter tne first excitement among the prison oltlcials had subsloeu they ail laughed at this terrific attempt at suicide to"mLUJereTV00U8ht0U0 lt'" I>r< Nealls said to Bleakley as he bandaged the would-be suicide's arm, ??Wen, i wa8 tlre,| or ,ife ? he m|(I lndlfferentl his man is just about as insane as you are," Or. Nealis said to the Herald reporter in tho 1 kn?W lhal'y?? are not insane. H?no rf make IK,ople be"eve he was ln I IT , ? a" wa,,Uil? to kill himself he could J have done It in a second with this razor. But ho was onlv playing at suicide. Some people seem to bywhom" af'PUtUPt0,t; "Ut 1 coul,;u,tsay Warilen Johnston, who had given a good deal of attention to this remarkable case, was also of tho op.nion.that Bleakley was felling insanity and ZZT ?.T "P to U-" He *ave the reporter the ollowing letter, which was supposed to be ULKAKLKY'8 1'ARTINU ADD U ESS to the world "Vou mlKhi u,ke ray life j ray Integrity, never." nOood by, Lotty. I J iSTSSaf J! ""1 ?-i. Who I Always |oVe.i 2? ??????? ?S!i ioluy.\'uy 1#U! ulw?. my sister and children. 2nd ifopi ^ be with ^^ loveJ X shot inv poor niece hut <ii<i ,,A? ... tlioiu boon. h?|.i In , mowVnt of fren?? K?i 'I'm" u> ,Io?V " ?#r jsr>& sr.te 'S Oive my watch to Lottv <3ai( lilJIS ^ won't do. calumniators ^ Z&L*E$nA 1 his touching epistle would probably have brought tears into people's eyes if Bleakley HAD DONE THE DIRE DEED. But he did not, and drank a gooa strong cup of tea in tho afternoon. At about haif-paat two tho ft ai den visited his cell, in company with n *?? sssa.oMto ?uiKei'i.KS.Ktl'"""" now t" denaskedf00 much pain ln your arm r? the War v?7 mnch," Bleakley replied. pursued. i0U Uo tm8' ani',luw the Warden it because ^ra'uTet^of Hfe.P'J and thensaid' in EAKLE^^Oh1, iw"y did yon not fln,sI' the Job t me. becttU6e ttte "eeper interrupted fo^thX'eTe?? WOnId have donc " had 11 not been SSf1 Iwoultl have done It. thought you haJ'more* nerve Saturn 1<lea; 1 W^rfRvST ^lntlV)-?h. ' ?? Mre!. of me. BL^7-YeV8?i?.Wanted t0 Commi 8Ulclde ? Warden ? Will you do lt again ? fcADKN Yv^rnnf.Uhy,.-N0, 1 wont, by. ~ " 1 11 brlu8 you a cup oi tea; good low!-ASYbyhi8 hcaii 8lnklng back on the pii. sa as we" as you could have done it yourself St thcWtinTeaS 8i"ing at 1118 desk ^ting luncheon at information I have. Now in th? ?r.? ?. tl,e pause: Mr. Howe look a bite n! f,.|i ii'i f7(A when feleakley was llrsUocked up n thf 'K Sf^h" sent me a perfect cartload of manuscripts SSt&TS 'SSSIWMS, r J'l !z ????? aWnfir'H.f.sgj sstsr 5vs hanged lie said he had WBed hta Siece andUm! he must hang so that Justice might be aven^d . . _ Jl'i'JfK BRADY WOIT.D NOT nANO nt? ^asss triaWve 8UlC,ae' that he Would "eVer go tJ 'ills Reporter ??Mr. Howe th^rp jq o m m *?, A I he reporter thanked Mr. ITowe and it>rt him to his cold corned beef and irreen peas. THE LOUISIANA USURPATION. Governor MrEncry Reapond* to the Sympathy of Virginia* 1 Richmond, Va., April 25, 1873. Governor Walker, having sent a communication to Governor McEnery of L ulsiana, transmitting the resolutions of the General Assembly of this State expressing sympathy with the people of Louisiana, has received the following letter in reply State or Louisiana, ExEcrTiVR.OFFtcB, ) New oklcanh, April i;>, i?73. j His Excellency Gilbert C. Walker, Governor of Virginia:? Deak Sir? I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 7th Inst., transmitting a copy of the Joint resolution adopted by the Gen eral Assembly of Virginia, expressive of the sense or that honorable body on the slate of public ail'airs in Louisiana. In reply permit me, in the name of the people of this Statu, to return to you, and through you to the people of Virginia, acting through their legal representatives, their deep and sincere acknowl edgments for the convictions expressed ih said resolutions, and which, sooner or later, must, find an active response In the hearts of all true lovers of liberty In this great nation. The people of Louis iana, who have been unwilling spectators of the overthrow, by fraud and force, of their govern ment, chosen in conformity with the laws of the Ptate, would be justified In the rightful conclusion that republican government in this State was at an end, and that a precedent had been established which In the future might be cited for the overthrow or their State government were the.v not deeply and thoroughly imbued Willi an abiding faith that the Congress of the United States, reflecting the public sentiment or the country and possessing the exclusive author ity to remedy the great wrong and Injustice in flicted upon them, would at Its next session apply the appropriate remedy and relieve the oppressed and unhappy people ol the State from a usurpatory government unknown to the constitution of the United States, and palpably at variance with the first principles ol American liberty. 1 trust and hope that the other States or the Union, rising above party clumor and party disci ? pllne, may follow the example or your noble and illustrious Couimonweal'h, and not hesitate to pro nounce in emphatic terms their condemnation of the usurpation and despotism attempted to bo fastened upon the people or the State bv the wrong fnl, Illegal ex parte orders and decrees "or a United States district Judge. Never did It enter the imagination or any Ameri can patriot that a State government, legally elected and erected by the ballots or the people, might, under any state ot circumstances, be overthrown and destroyed by a rederal Judge; and the judge who destroyed the legally chosen government In this Stale and substituted therefor one not elected by the votes or tho people must and will receive the bitter and unmistakable condemnation or the whole American Republic. With sentiments orthe hluhest regard, I am Your Excellency's very obedi ent servant, JOHN McENKRY, Governor or Louisiana. A NEW YORK TRAVELLING JEWELLER ROBBED. ST. LoriS. Mo., April 29, 1873. Hcrdelle Johnson, a travelling agent for a manu. lacturlng Jeweller of New York, reports to the police here that his sample trunk was robbed of ?3,000 worth ot cluster and solitaire diamonds and ?1, 000 worth or gold chains. Johnson thinks the robbery was committed between Kansas city and St. Louis, by Leroy Smith, whom he met on his travels, and who represented himself as an agent ior a New York firm. SHIPS WITHOUT SAILORS. Effect of the Enforcement of the New Shipping Law. Thirty Vessels Beady for 8ea Want Crews? Sea men's Landlords at Loggerheads with the Shipping Commissioner? Why Vessels Are Delayed? Native Commerce Likely To Be Driven from Onr Forts Foreign Craft Obtaining Precedence on Acconnt of Shipping Fees. Arrest of Fifty of the Boarding-Hoose Keepers. A war is being waged between the United States Shipping Commissioner or the Port of New York and the Landlords' Association? a body which Is particularly Interested in matters maritime with relerence to providing "poor Jack" with a berth or with obtaining Ills discharge when he returns fcom a voyage to far-oir foreign lands. The persons most aggrieved are those merchants and ship owners who desire to obtain crews for their ves sels which are loaded and ready to sail for foreign ports. The captains of these craft complain that though they can And plenty of sailors ready and willing to ship with them, they aro unable to take tlieni aboard In forma propria on account of the peculiar action or Captain Duncan, the Shipping i ommlssioner, and the boarding-house keepers. Consequently there aro at present about twenty eight vessels now lying in harbor, readv for sea, which arc debarred from sailing for want of crews. From tho statements given below the reador caii draw his own deduction, which will most probably be that Captain Duncan does not fully understand the intricacies ol the legal power he wields, and that both shipowners and seamen have a common cause of complaint against tho course he is at present pursuing. The H khai.d reporter called yesterday at tho office of Messrs. Hoyd A Hlncken, No. 3 William

Street, for information, and was there Introduced to Captain Ilolloway, of the American bark Eureka. The following is tills amlablo skipper's statement:? ??Ah far as I can understand the affair, we are in debted to the Shipping Commissioner for all this trouble. I, as master of the Eureka, can get as many men as I want, but tho authority will not ailow them to go with me unless they ship before him, and this their landlords will not allow them to do. Captain Duncan wants the advance notes to be paid before the vessel is cleared, and this I don't want to submit to, as the men may run away. Duncan won't cash the DUHB ILLS or THE 8AII.OU8 within twenty-four hours, oven if they are properly endorsed, and the landlords, who mostly hold these notes, kick against this. The Boarding-iiouso Keepers' Association, consequently, have sus pended Captain Duncan, and will not allow their men to sliip. This only holds good with American vessels. Cralt under other (lags ship men beforo their Consuls, and there is no difllculty about their obtaining crews. There is my vessel, the Eureka, the Jacob A. Stamler, the North America, the Argus and about twenty-flvo others, now lying In harbor, some even In Ihe stream, ready io sail, yet they cannot get away for lack of men to man them. Uader the old snipping law I could go to any shipping master, and he would furnish me with men and put them aboard ray vessel. Now l have to find them for myself, take Ihcin before Duncan, and look after them tint il they are aboard and clear of the land, IIiIh new law, as construed by Captain Dun can, is an outrage upon shipowners and masters of vessels. There aro plenty ol men willing to work and go to sea, but the present regulations militate against their so doing." The reporter then wended his wav to the otflce of K Alexandre A Sons, ai Broadway. This firm own the New York ami Mexican Mall Steamship line, and have vessels arriving in port every week the crews oi which imve to bo paid off on' arrival and shipped belore departure. In answer to the reporter's interrogations Mr. Alexander said .????Since the appointment of Can tain Duncan as shipping commissioner of the port of New York we have had very much to complain about. His system is especially objectionable and expensive to merchants and shipowners, as each of our crews have to be paid otl and restiipneU be fore the Commissioner. This entails an expanse of at leant $6,000 per annum upon uh, a? we have to pay $2 for each man shipped and flftv cent* lor each man's discharge; whereas- formerly, an.l, as we 61aim, we are still ' ' ENTITLED BY LAW to do, it did not cost us more than $10 per week We only ship our crews by the voyage, conseuuentl v they are always discharged on arrival In port, though most ol them ship again when the vessel is ready to leave; In fact the majority of saliorH em ployed on our steamers have been sailing In them lor years. We don't want to have uutriod men but preier those perfected in their duty, men whom we can trust, and, they, being willing to continue with us, It Is simply extortlou that we should be compelled to pay shipping lees at the termination of every voyage or one of our many steamers." At this point Mr. Alexandre's son entered and the reporter was referred to him as more able to give precise information. Upon learning the reporter's mission tills gentlaraan declared himself willing to explain the cause or the trouble, as he understood it, to the interviewer. '?There Is something radically wrong with the administration or this new shipping law," said Mr. Alexandre, "and it concerns us very materi ally, not only on account or the unnecessary ex pense which it creates, but also on account of the detention or our steamers. We claim that we can tup I! r "Or0 t ?! P'e,iS0 under the amend ment or the new law, but Duncan de cluies we have not the power, and on ?nn htfH. 8t"PP<*i our steamers I ? point of sailing on account of this. Let me explain. As you are perhaps aware, a shipping act was passed by Congress in June, 1872. which put the absolute control or the shipping, paying off, Ac., or all tho crews going In h,!?Ci^ ?n y,C8wel8i bound to foreign ports into the hands of the shipping Commissioner, and which was not only a cuuse of great annoyance to all con cerned with the management or such vessels, but also causing a great loss or tlmo to owners, agents and crews r>y the very unnecessary lorms and way It was done t>y the I nited states Commissioner here. One or the worst features were tho ? , u ... *XOKWTANT KKKS exacted by the Commissioner; far Instance, charg ing |2 for each man shipped, and Ofty cents for d'8ctiar8?(J> besides extraneous fees for papers, Ac., which made, in tho aggregate, ?r Krei'' '09H 10 American shipowners, whose property at present is not in the most flour ishing condition, and particularly when engaged in foreign trade, in which tliey have to compete with vessels sailing under other flags. Last January an amendment ?o section li 6llho dipping actwaS passed by Congress, it reads thus :? " w? T'1*t ?eotlon 12 of the art entitled nilMlonerS 'ir li6, ,ho ?Pi)u?"tn?ent of shipping Com nusiionerg, Ac., approved June 7, 1872. be amended hv addlmr to khIu section the following proviso:- y 1 rovlded further, That this section shall not hppIv to masters ol veswht when enuaip-.l in trade between the /hi w ?V "i" British North American Province*, or the Went Indian Island*, or the Republic ol Mexico. 0 W,L e^erTe thl8 amendment placed our vessels which trade to Mexico on tho same looting with coasters and lake-going vessels, and the Sec retary of the Ireasury Issued a circular to tho a COLLECTORS OF CUSTOMS, notifying them that all the American vessels bound to ports in the places I have mentioned did not require any certiUcate of clearance from the Shipping Commissioner. We had no hindrance, nor heard of any to other firms similarly situated to us until March 22, during which time we shipped and paid off ourselves all our crews, which was ? e' u" t,|03e connected In trade with those ports mentioned in the amendment, on March 22 Captain Duncan suddenly libelled our steamer city of Havana far $400 fine, on account of our not shipping our crews through him. We thought it a test case and did not very much object to the proceeding, though it caused us considerable expense and much annoy ance, as the ship was just about to sail; but when he libelled the City of Mcrlda, on the loth Inst, at a quarter past two, when she was to sail at three o'clock, we could not but consider It uu act of pre medidated spite and 111 will on his part. Since then It lias also come to our knowledge that Cap tain Duncan applied to the District Attorney lor the Southern district to libel the steamer, but that official refused to do so, as he considered that Can tain Duncan ought to rest his case on the previous libel. Kepoktf.k? This new law does not affect forolirn vessels, 1 believe ? 8 Mr. At.K\ aniikk ? Not at all, and the consequence Is that It is doing a very great amount uf damage to the mercantile marine or America. Why, Mr Pendergast, of heaver street, who owns quite a fleet of as line vessels as ever floated, puts nearly all his ships uinler tne British flag now, so that he may have no trouble and expense about shipping rretvs. rhe lees are a mere nothing for foreign vessels, and consequently it is . tMUV,N" TRAI'E AWAY from native bottoms altogether. We have done all we i an i to foster shipbuilding in America and re cover t<ie old prestige wnich our clippers held j before the war, u safe and speed* freight carrier*. We build all our vessels at (Jre*?npoiut? we hare one nearly ready for launching now? and we seek to Rive every stimulus possible to native trade, but what can we do when our object In debated by an arbitrary commissioner like Mr. Duncan, who la too obtuse to understand or too arrogant to admin later the law In Its proper lorm. Wkportkr? But Mr. Duncan la acting on behalf of the sailors. Mr, Alexandre? Not at all. If he was trying to benefit them we could say nothing, but he is act ing entirely against their wishes and Interests. He wants them to consider themselves his chil dren ; to own that they are uncapable of taking care of themselves, and to put their money in the bank under the Exchange. He knows how many seamen never return to claim funds deposited. Ventilate this matter In the Herald and I promise you that you will benefit shipowners, sailors and the maritime commerce of tue United States iu a very great measure indeed. Having thanked Mr. Alexander for his elucida tion of the cn.vin belli, the reporter proceeded to the Shipping Kxchange, in Cherry street, and in terviewed the oillclal who temporally supplied the place of Captain Duncan. This urbane gentleman saw the state of affairs t hrongh an entirely different telescope ; with him the landlords were totally to blame for vessels being unable to obtain crews; they held poor Jack iu thraldom and refused to allow him to take his "dunnage" out of their houses or to ship aboard any vessel unless he did so under their auspices. According to this official's story, the disagreement between the Hhlpping Commissioner and the Boarding Masters' Associa tion was on account of advance pay notes. The boarding masters wanted to have * ADVANCE NOTES cashed, even if they were not endorsed by the sailor interested, and also wanted tlieiu to be paid within twenty-lour hours of the departure ot the vessel, whereas the law allows ten davs. of course, In thlB establishment Jack was not sup J Mined to have a will of his own at all; the bordlng ug house keepers could do what they liked with him, unless ho came Into the fold of Captain Duncan, where he would be treated as a poor, lost sheep and kindly cared for until lie became one of the crew of a vessel whoso officers were pledged to nbstaiu from the too freo use of b^lavlng pins and the viands were of the choicest description obtain ablo beyond the precincts of the Fourth wara. A%REST OF THE BOARDINU-HOLSE KEBl'HIUH. Captain Leary, of the Twenty-sixth precinct, with a detachment of sixty policemen, arrested fifty of the boarding-house keepers last evening and conveyed them to the Twenty-sixth precinct station house. From there they were transferred to the charge of Captain Ulman, at the Fourth pre cinct station house, and loeked up. The men com plained loudly of the way they were treated, and denounced United States Commissioner Duncan in unmeasured terms. Several of them have not been connected with the business of sailors' boarding houses for years, and yet were arrested because tliev say they belonged to a benevolent society composed of men belonging to and who have been connected with sailors' houses. Mr. Keigan, ex Preaident of the society, says the dlillculty be tween the boarding-house keepers and the author ities arose entirely from the action of Commis sioner Duncan. He insists in issuing due bills to sailors, when the privilege properly belongs to the owners or consignees of vessels, lie throws every obstacle possible In the way of proprletors^pf houses getting their money, and endeav ors, by every means at his command, to make the business profitable "to himself. Mr. Cam eron, a milk dealer, and several others, corrobor rated this statement, made to a Herald reporter last night, and added that Mr. Duncan had houfiht up bills irotn the boardlug-taouse men for less than the suras on the face of them. The cells in the station house were crowded to suffocation last night, and the scene created by tho unusual inilux of prisoners was moro than painful. Tho following is a list of the names of the men locked up:? Nicholas Lorenzo, Richard P. Hii?be, Thomas liigglns, Henry Green, Christian Lieber, Thomas Melville, Patrick Farrell, William Kencbergi James Ualvln, James S. Collins, llans Spangler, Michael Shelley, John Nolan, Henry Shepherd, Thomas Ruste, John Brophy, John Field, James Durrln, Charles Duval, Lawrenc K. Peterson, Alexander (ireenwall, David Jones, Wil liam Lewis, Henry Miller, Nealis Nelson, Frederick Smith, William Payne, John More, C. D. Cameron, James Llegaii, Patrick Williams, Alfred Dick sou. James Newell, John D. Sanders, Charles Hall man, David K. Pert, Charles A. llollert, William l.uiid, w. B. Dixon, Peter Ferron, Barnard Case, Benjamin Craig, Albert Nelson, Jacob Sharke, William Hughes, W. 11. JenKius, Henry yuald, James Hughes, Peter Madden and Charles Patterson. Captain Ulninn used ewry means at. His com mand to make them comfortable during the uight. They will be sunt to Court this morning. TROTTING AT FLEETWOOD. There was a fair attendance at Fleetwood Park yesterday to witness the three trots announced, of which the following arc summaries:? Fleetwood Park, April 25.? Match for $200; mile heats ; best two In three, In harness. K. O'Dell's b. tr. Frank 12 1 D. 1'lller's b. g. Flower Boy 2 12 TIME. Quarter, Half. Mile. First heat 4ti 1:31 3:0" Second heat 43 1:28 2:59 Third heat 43 1:28 2:68 same Day? Match $25o;mile heats; best two in three, in harness. II. Kelly's s. g. Star Henry 1 1 J. Murphy's s. g. Basil 2 2 TIMK. Quarter. Half. Mil'-. First heat 41)i 1:24 li:6tf Second heat 43 1:30 2:57 same I>av? Match $300; mile heats; best two In three, In harness. A. O'Dell's b. m. Teoser 1 U. Kelly's b. g. Dandy dls TIME. Quarter. Half. Mile. First heat 44 ?? 1:23 2:69^ THE UTIOA RACE MEETING. UTICA, N. Y., April 25, 1873. The directors of the Utlca Driving Park Associa tion publish the following programme for the Fall meeting, beginning Ay ust 12.? Premiums nirgre* gate $40,000. Flr4t day? 2:34 horses, $4,000 ; 2:27 horses, $5,ooo. Second day ?3:21 horses, $6,000; four-year-old colts, $1,000 ; 2:50 horses, $2,600. Third day ? 2:30 horses, $>i,ooo ; 2:34 hordes, $5,ooo. Fourth day ? 2:38 horses. $;),0oo: live- year-old colts, $ 1,500 ; free to all, $6,ooo. The entries will close on Saturday, July 2?. Kule 30 of the National Association will govern in awarding premiums. THE CLEVELAND CLUB RACES. Cl.EVRl.AND, Oluo, April 25, 1873. The races of the Cleveland Club begin on the 29th July and will continue four days. The premiums aggregate $30,000. The entries will close on the 2lst July. The series will luclude three running races. THE MOBILE RACES. Mobile, Ala., April 26, 1873. The attendance at the races to-day was good and the weather fine. The track was heavy wltu dust. First Kai-p. ? C'otrell Cup, mile heats, for three year-olds; won by Sallie Watson, beating Meta H. In 1 :47*a and 1 :52k. John Mccormick was ahead a few Inches in the llrst heat, but was distanced for loul riding. Second, liar?? Pest three In five, mile heats, was won by C O D, beating John McDonald and 1 O U in the order named. Time? 1 :50 1:48X, 1:52, V and 1:63. Joiin McDonald won the first, heat. I O U was ruled out at the end of the third heat. PIGEON SHOOTING. John Townitnd Forfeits to Miles Johnson. The ptgeon sho'5 1 irJjf tSa tcffT?eTw^2 nToTin Town fi end", of Fatrvlew, N. J., and Miles Johnson, of Yard vilie, X. J., at thirty-five single birds, for $260 a side, resulted, as had been expected, in a forfeit by Townsend, who failed to appear, the temporary stakeholder paying over to Johnson the $50 put up by Townsend at the time of maklnir the match. As there was a pleasant party present it wan de cided to shoot a sweepstakes at seven birds each, which, after some good shooting, was divided be tween J. Ryan, of Ingleslde, N. J., and Jesse Smith. They also divided a second sweep, while Ryan, after a tie with Miles Johnson, won a third, the lollowlng being a summary of tiie shoot ing:? DEXTER'S SttOOTINO OROfVDS, LONO ISLAs'O.? Sweepstakes, $6 euch, at 7 birds, 21 yards rise, 80 yards boundary, with 1'4 ounces of shot. J. Ryan? 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1? *7. J. Smith? 1, 1. 1, 1, 1, 1, 1? *7. M. Johnson? 1. l, l, l, o, out? I. M. Johnson? 2d, 1, 1, 1, 0, out? X J. Aldrlch? 1, o, out? 1. Ireland? l, 0, out? -1. I. Paine? 0, out? o. Moore? 0, out ? 0. ?Divided. Sweepstakes, $5 each, at 5 bird*. 21 yards rise. 80 yards boundary, 1'., ounces oi shot. J. Ryan? 1, 1, 1, 1, 1? *5. J. Smith? 1, 1, 1, 1, 1? ' ?5. M. Johnson? 1, 1, 1, 0, out? 3. I. Paine? 1, 1, o, out? 2. J. Aldrlch? 1, 1, 0, out ? 2. ' ?Divided. Sweepstakes, $5 each, at 5 birds, 21 yards rise, 80 yards boundary, 1'4 ounces of shot. J. Ryan? 1, 1, 1, 1. o, 1? Killed, 5. M. Johnson? 1, 1, 1, 1, 0, o ? Ki'led, 4. J. Smith? 1, 1, l, o. out? Killed, 3. I. Paine? l, k o, out? Killed, 2. J. Aldrich? 1, 1, 0, out? Killed, 2. Pigeon Shooting in Maryland. Baltimore, April 26, 1873. A pigeon shoo'lng match for $ioo and the championship of this State took place at Crumpton, Md.. Thursday, between Henry F.nqJcj and Abra haiV'ruzer. En glen killed 19 birds out of 26 and Cruaer 17, tue former witting by 2. i CBI8PH COISPIEiCY. The Cordwainor* Plotting In Secret to Iner?U| the Cost of Booti and Shoes and Aug ment Their Own Wages?' The Hew Lilt of Prieee? Indignation of the Dealers. A STRIKE TO BEGIN ON MAT 1. For Home time past, during which the attention of the general public haa been drawn to the doings, actual ana prospective, of the trade classes toy the troubles originated by the gasmen, there have been Indications of movements In other branches of labor in this city which in all likelihood would be unfolded to the light as soon us the worklnginen had girded up their loins for their new bat> tie They seem never tired of making aggressions on capital to secure concessioner better pay. and it is now said that It every day is becoming plainec that every step which they gain marks a new ac, cession to the TTRANNOr8 POWKB which they seek to exercise. The cry of tha (?annalists or rather the dealers In manufactures} ? be identical with that of llhert* against oppression. The former say that tha worklngmen are never satisfied w^ lhe pr?" blessings which they may enjoy by dint of l"*lQS Y' but always ambitiously grasp for mors .than .they, possess, and, if humored In their QUnbent would set 110 limit to the exactions or tneir eiu PoSSlof1Krongest and most ganl/.atlons of "the sous oi toll" Is that wuica bears the name of the Lnltod Woclt t.v or JOl'UNBYMEN COBPW AINKK8, , u otherwise known ax "Crlrtoln8.'' This society Independent ol the rest oi the worH. It ignores all iuteresis but those of lta members. It is more secret in Its doings, when occasion requires, than tin* Masons ' or even the Aucieut and Honorable Order of Egyptian Monks. For s?tne weeks P*j|? all the meetimrs of tin- different lodges in this clM have been'couducted very mysteriously, ami littlo inkling of what was being dene In them |eiikcd I out until within a very lew ilays. lhe seertiy wltU which the Plot has been condncted shows the coa sclousness of the workmen that their movement IS ?"?,rSa"? tfss .???? t? ?o?. ?.? boots on llroadway aud other leading thorough KeTeat\\^S mlttees mlttees oi uie v UST OK PIUCK8 ^;r?wKi?arther s which has been published In six years. itvitkI) SOCIETY OF JOURNKVMKIf LIST or WAflM or THK TIIK CITY Of ;?KW,Wyo.?rrO? THE BK^OKB UWAMMMT. AliHKBU rO ^14,1873:- Uool ^ ^ n.M K, tr. Hate. K <&? Patent Leather ?00tf; y la *s uo * l'utent Leather yciotnijJ, 'la? fl ta 4 ;jj Patent Leatlwr hadli-s , .plain h {,> 5110 4 :17* Kill leather ltonts, plam. 4 no 411) 3 75 X'utunt lA-ather Short Boots, plum ? 4 ^ 4(0 drain Leather Boots, plum ^ ^ ^ 7S Call Boot*, plain... . (W 4 ^ 3 75 Call Footing, plain.. . ,0 41)1) Patent feather Gaiters .420 3 75 3 so I'riineUa Uaiters... ... ? ? ? ? 4 20 3 75 3 !>U Gaiters with Kid Ualosho j s jg 3 cult Walters........-- 4 35, 3 27 Patent leather Shoes im 3 M 3 -rl Kill Shoes 390 3 43 3 12 Calf Shoes 3 >(u 343 3 13 Cloth Slippers 5 yj 4 65 4 M 2S #l 25 J1 25 Quilted bottom* *. ( jij 1 French cork soles ^ yj tia Inside corks. 07 25 Invisible corks (i2 62 Uou'ile ?oW?.'u nailed on the outside.. 7 5 j 75 j 11 treble, soles " " 62 63 Kftthm'spurs, without sockets 37 .17 25 ?VauSM:^Vind?kateV~c^ 5i 35 35 HtltchliiK seats and shanks on shoes ^ ^ M Si'iw'hinK^e" t's on shoes, gaiters ami M ? short patent boots ' . . . ,U 18 . 13 ymmnK sliiijio iwiis," three rows around ^ ? the toes....... ? 5 Kverv uddltlonul row ... 12 Salllnj! two rows under toes and Jolnw - ^ , u Marseilles bottoms.... ? ::;rru' ' ~i 7 r, 75 WrluKliiig 011 boots, shoes or gait* rs.. ^ ,a Enaltsh bend s?>les.. .,5 25 Box toes, or anything lasted In at toes Scotch or wide welts, or Ualt-wtdu ^ 2ft M wells. 1 OU It*) 1 <W Bevel etlae clumps i All clotn. prunella, or light-coloied leather on short work or shoes to be 25 25 25 AlVllee^'o v" r one Inch anii aiialt ^ ^ (J alters abovo eight inches high ,,5 25 Stitching uloit. ..s J5 25 \V hliipiiiK side lining... ...?????? ?? ? ? ? ? : .. . be paid A U.rther extras, uot luentloned 111 this usi, vo oe put In proportion. . The senarnto columns given above represent tho prices ror three grades 01 work, called roHpectlv^ly ??iirst rate," "second rate" and "third rate. Only one ol the shoe-sellers on Bro wlway has paid here 1 mrn ti?i? 4'rti*Mt riitG*' priccs lor work y but, ol courso they all claim to have "llrst rate ' B,?c^ ?rim tli'at its uuallty iloes not gauge the wages weitlev nay. The sophistry of these sta e m . ts or" course, is easily detected: but tuo cause ' of their objections to the nf w iiuiiiii in the loll owing met, namely? that tho ! -n niiw now claim the right to designate tho dealers which they choose to compel to pay tho llrst rate prices. These are called "KIHST BATK DEALBBS," and ure supposed to ue selected becauRe or t he ex tnionliDary prosperity of their butttin mill rate dealers are not 'tiulte so prosperous, and therefore caunot affprd to pay such high prices. So, also, with the tlflrd late dealers proportion atTha increase of cost in tho construction of a pair nr boot" for a llrst rate dealer will now amount to iibont one dollar and a quarter. Under thlw Pr,'sJ4" ure tlie retail prtcea oi ttiese dealers must perforco be raised, and the tendency wouldtlicn betoeau?? ti???m in lose Homo portion of their trail*- to tn? .ml thpratore cheaper establishments. the end these mtgnt grow prosperous enough ti> .X .1 /according to the judgment of the Crispins) rate or prices, and so the Bystem migl.t rosulf in a levelling of the condition of all shoo dealers in accordance with the principles of tho Couimune, not unknown In the counsels 01 the Crl,PnHKB?EN?^0B-WKAKtNO Pt'BL.O lUKU'^^r ?l^tCrtor^eliet'Thenpronts of The deal *ri would be much decreased. The purchusers ulre^dr would submit to any iresh extortion. inclpa, a 1 1 if k a 1 1) renorter yesterda> *ihkcu rn [i iuv p rKtlonMn 1 'view"' o? ^''roi^ed^Hmke of tho StionWandhw? 'TureS Umt X'Slaf no'ide.a 01 yielding to such unconscionable demands. ^and I it ; ^ 1 1 L, 1 v thot thi'v wiil. lliey assert that tuey can employ plenty ol non-society men to do their wi rk the event of the reiusal of anv of their old hands to cotuln ue at the old rates. They take the m itter very coollv, and seem conscious, or at leu t think thai thev will have the public on their side m a light agalust the alleged tyranny ol the Crispins. THE CRISPINS1 S'flilKE IN CINCINNATI. ? . Cincinn.wi, Ohio, April 25, 1S73. The strike of the Crispins has substantially ended. It la understood they bad stormy meetings last night and this morning. To-dar a number of tho strikers made application to shop* they had left, lor their old situations. The manufacturers to night believe there will be no further trouble. THE ATLANTIC WEECK. The Divcra Again at Work-Ureat Danger In the Operation*? Cargo and Corptti Inextricably Mixed?The Bottle* of Two Steerage Passenger* Kceovrriid. Low mi pRosrser, N. S.,1 Via Halifax, April w>, IS73. J To-day, for the first time since last Friday, tho divers have been able to explore the wreck of tho lli-lated steamer Atlantic. Even now the ground swell and undertow Is tremendous, and all opera tions are atteuded with great danger. Captain Merrltt, of tho New York Coast Wrecking Com pany, in here, with the steamer Lackawanna and the schooner Meteor, and to-morrow he will blow away the several decks of the sunken vessel, re move the cargo and ddbrls, and then it Is possible a portion or all of the two hundred and more mus ing bodies may be recovered. Some of his divers, wno have been down to-day, report that the corpses are Jammed uo among tlm cargo In a most hideous and Indescribable mass, and until the obstructions are removed it ia Impossible to recover them, only two were re covered during the day? one a man ami one a young woman, and both steerage passengers, Tli? woman had on a beautiful gold watch and chsin. which slipped from iter neck und sunk just as tho corpse was brought to the surface, stray frag ments of baggage and freight axe constantly com ing up and floating ashore. New York parties w ho were looking for the re? mains of lost relatives ami friends have all re turned, and the only parties who remain and still have hope are Mr. Dorr, of Vermont, and Mr. W vlt I hugtou. oi boston.

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