Newspaper of The New York Herald, May 3, 1873, Page 4

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated May 3, 1873 Page 4
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THE (MUTER MUDDLE. The Mayor of New York Legislated Out of Office. 18 IT A "PUT UP JOB1" O&n It Be Remedied by Legislation ? The Preeent Charter Defeotivo?A Mistake or a Political Bum to Get Sid of Mayor Havemeyer?A Prominent Law yer en the Situation. The manner In which the new city charter was boiled down ana served up In tho Assembly never baa exactly satisfied the people of the metropolis. Those who have bad the time and courage to read It through hare neither searched Its ingeniously worded clauses for some secret meanings, nor looked for some sinister object In every provision which scerua to indicate an Inter est in the public welfare. That such motives may have actuated the framers of this elaborate docu ment cannot ba asserted, yet that a grave and glaring omission exists will be clearly de monstrated. With the Barne promptness that It would give to the world newa from any other por tion of the world the Herald hastens to Inform the people of the metropolis of a most unfortunate state of affairs now existing at the City Hali. It wLl be ue less startling to the people at large than confusing to Mayor Havemeyer himself. It re mains to be seen, or course, what advantage the politicians will take of the embarrassed position in whleh the chief offlaor of the city of New York to day finds hlmseir. A 8TARTLTMO RUMOR. As a representative of the Herald was yester day afternoon passing through the City Hall, near the oharnel cavern of dead and gone worthies, whose faces stare from grim canvas stretched upon the walls of the chamber known as the Governor's Room, he heard a significant laugh irem one or two loitering politicians. In the next breath the ether exclaimed: ?"Consult the charter Itself and you will find it Just as I tell yen. Havemeyer is out and the real Mayor at this moment is Mr. Samuel Bre voort Hoskins Vance, President of the Board of Aldermen." Stopping no longer than to shake bands as they chuckled over their secret the two well-known worthies separated. ON THE TRA.II,. The Hbrau> man at oncc set out for the office of a prominent legal gentleman or unquestioned re liability, and whe has had a large practice in mu nicipal questions. Regarding himself as exceed ingly fortunate in finding that the legal gentleman was occupied within, the reporter sent in his card and was at once shown to the private oinee. Without any circumlocution the reporter asked, as the gentleman rose and greeted him cordially, "Can you grant me a few minutes in which to ask you some very important questions?" "I certainly shtfli be glad to give you any Informs tlon in my power," replied the lawyer. "Thank you; I shall come right to the point, then," said the reporter. "Are there any provi sions In the new charter relative to the Mayor*" "Why do you ask?" said the lawyer, with a look of surprise. "I have just heard a rumor in the City Hall that the legality of Mayor Havemcyer's tenure of office Is open to question. Is there anything In this? You have a copy of the charter, have you not? If there is any truth in this I should like to tell the readers of the Hirald about it to-morrow." "You have at last got on the track of this. I said only a lew days ago that this would never keop; but it has leuked out before I anticipated." "Then there is good foundation for the rumor, and it has been known for a week or mo re?" anxiously asked the reporter. "There is no mistake," said the lawyer, smiling as be took out an official copy of the charter. "It is true as Gospel, and 1 will give you the proofs." TUB MAYOR OCT IN THE COLO. "This is certainly surprising, after all the time spent in amending and overhauling this document. The cvidcuce is what the Herald wants, and if you will be kind enough to proceed I will take It all down," said the reporter. "First regarding the Mayor," 6ald the lawyer, pleasantly. "In the last part of the charter (sec tion 110) I read the following:?'The act entitled an act to reorganize the local government of the city of New York, passed April 5, 1870, and the act entitled an act to make further provisions for the government of the city of New York, passed April 2o, 1870 (save sections 27 and 29 thereof), ? ? * * are herewith repealed.' New, this repeal destroys All the powers conferred by the repealed charter, ex cept such as are contained or revived by the now one. The nwv charter legislates upon the subject of the Common Council, and provides (section 2) that the Assistant Aldermen shall hold their ofllccs for the remainder of their term. The Aldermen are also provided for In section 4. Tuns the new charter saves the Common Council and keeps them In office. The only other clectcd officer Is the Mayor. On turning to section 20 we read that 'the Mayor shall be elected at a general election and hold his office for tho term of two years, com mencing on the 1st day or January next after his election. The first election for Mayor under this act shall be at the general election in November in the year 1874.' THE PRESENT POSITION OP TDK MA TOR. Mayor Havemeyer is holding his title under a repealed charter, and there cannot be found In the new document a single etc use In regard to his continuance in office. The Common Council Is pro vided for, and if it was necessary to Insert a saving clause lor them it ccrtnlnly was essential for the continuance of the prescut Mayor." "But is there not a provision of law by which in cumbents in office hold over until their successors j take their seats ?" . "Yes, but this does not apply to elected officers. 1 It refers only to such as receive power by appoint- I mcnt. A test ease was made in the contest, be- | tween Mr. Fowler and Justice Bull for the Judge ship of a district court in this city. The Court held j that the law in regard to the lidding or an office j by the incumbent until his succe-sor relieved him vra; not applicable te elected officers. Then sec- j tlon 21 provides distinctly ror the contingency of Mayor Havemeyer being left out. It reads:? ?Whenever there shall be a vacancy in the office of Mayor ? * * the President of the Board of Aldermen shall act as Mayor, and possess all the rights and powers ef Mayor, * ? In case of vacancy he shall so act until the first Monday of January succeeding the ii'-xt general election.'" wno IS TUB HEAD OP TIIB C1TV GOVERNMENT? "Do you mfftu to inler by this that President Vance is the legal Mayor ol New York?" asked the reporter. "Most certainly I do," replied tho lawyer, "be cause the particular office for waieh Mayor Have meyer was clectcd was created or made continu ous by tho charter of 1870, which is uow absolutely repealed." ??Is there any evidence In the document itself which would encourage the beliet that this is a piece of poUtical strategy?" asked the reporter. "That the charter makers were aware of the general principle which I have explained appears throughout the document from all the savi ng clauses which have been inserted. When repeal ing the act of April 26,1870, which amended tho eharter of the Bame year we flud (section 118) these words: "save sections 28 and 29 thereof;' and wben repealing the further amendment of 1871 we 'save sections 6, fl and 7.' This omission of the Mayor may be B1THKK DESIGN OR ACCIDENT. I think it possible that when the Custom House charter was first Introduced it provided for tho continuance of Mayor Havemeyer, but that In the manipulations which it reoelved in the Senate this alteration may have been made by some one who /pond himself thwarted. Wd WOK this means or revenging Himself upon the Mayor. Too remem ber that tuts chHrter passed tlic House with a ru?h, after It was finally sent down from the Senate. All parlies favored it, and democrat* and republi cans alike voted for it blindly." "This certainly does look susploious. This re pealing section has already produced some confu sion, has It nott" "Yes. There being no saving clause as to the prosecution* begun against any of the late local offloers and the charter being repealed, It bccame neoessary to provide for this by a supplemental act said to have been drafted by Messrs. Tilden and O'fouor. This shows tbo danger of repeal ing the charter without greater oora to Insert sav ing clauses." ??Has the Mayor's position been brought to the attention ol lawyers*" "No, I think not generally, but the document It self received the careial attention of several law yers in Its framing. This is all I know about the charter muddle; you are at periect liberty to print this." ANOTHER LEOA.Ii OPINION. Not altogether satisfied, the Herald reporter thou visited another lawyer, to obtain, it possible, his views upon the subject, whloh bad now grown from a rumor to a valuable piece of news. The lawyer said that he had not detected the omis slon of a saving clause for the Mayor, although he had carelulty read the charter. Upon being shown a copy of the Herald of April 17, containing the charter, and having the omissions pointed out, the lawyer said "Mayor Havemeyer unquestionably derives his right of office under the charter of 1870, which is now repealed. The effect of this is that KB. VANCE OAN ASSERT HIS POWER as Mavor if ho feels so disposed, ne was elected as the factor or the.Custom House party. He can send in appointments and take the chair of the Mayor. This would, of course, force the Mavor to take out papors quo warranto to test his title to office. Attorney Oeneral Barlow is In accord with the Custom House party, and has the absolute power to refuse to test a titlo to public office. Then, If the Corporation Counsel and the Attorney Oeneral come to the conclusion that Mayor nave meyer Is legislated out of office Mr. Vance and the Custom House party are masters of the situation. If the Board of Aldermen required the attention of the charter makers, why did not the Mayor 7" "Can this not be remedied by legislation 7" asked the reporter. "No; the harm is don?. Mr. Havemeyer is now legally out of office, and the Legislature cannot ap point a man to fill an elective office. This same difficulty came up In the trial of Mayor Hall. It was admitted that he was Mayor nndor the charter from May, 1871, till January 1, 1878. If Mr. Vance deems it wise to press his oase and can get the co operation of General Barlow he can be Mayor of New York ou Monday." A CHARTER CONSPIRACY. Rumored Combination in the Common Council to Control the Appointments of the Mayor? What the Figure Head of the City Government Says About It?Inter view with Some of the Sup posed Plotters?What Sher idan Shook Says. f . naremerer was, an usual, very btwy yes ? con9u,tatt?n *'?> his advisers on the n?? Dt ,?rM' and dW not lcare h,s omco until nearly hair-past neven o'clock last nijsrht. or course ll T* comp,et#d- b^even thus early "t?, lhere 18 a party of naughty people laying out puns to break it. A rumor was very prevalent about the City Hall yesterday to the effect that ? secret caucus had been held on Thursday evening at the Maiaon DorCe, Broadway and Fourteenth street, at which Police Commissioner "Hank" Smith ex Collector Sheridan snook and Thomas J. Creamer' Tax Twelver, were the presiding genii; that they had ,4flxed" things so as to block Mayor llave meyer's forthcoming nominations by organizing a majority of the members of the Board of Alder men, with an understanding that unless the nomi nations presented were entirely in accordance with their desires they would reftiBe to confirm ' them, and thu^hold a "whip hand" over the chief magistrate until they were reasonably conciliated. The names of eight members of the Board were also mentioned as constituting the potent majority who must be mollified, and there was no lack of informed th. n ? The flr8t who informed the Herald reporter on the subject was very earnest in his assertions, and said "I am satisfied there Is something in It, for I got iL8i U ,r?m a maa Th0 was at the Malsoa Doree last night." INTERVIEW WITH Till MAYOR. A couple of hours later the reporter met Mayor Huvemeyer and Comptroller Green, as they were leaving the office of the former gentleman, and up on being asked whether he had heard the rumor the Mayor replied, "We'll, yes, I have heard some thing of It, but that Is all. It is, as you say, a 'ru mor,' but it seems to be going about rather strong "What is that?" inquired the Comptroller. ?Oh this rumor about a caucus that has been Held' through which a majority of the Board ot Alderl men has agreed to block my nominations," re. sponded the Mayor. Turning to the reporter the, Mayor continued ?_ I don't attach a great deal ol Importance to the rumor. Of course, there may be such a combina tion, but If there is It win work itself out. I shall take no Hteps either to head It off or find It oat. I don't think it could last long before the public If such a thing were contemplated or attempted. Have you neard auy names mentioned in connec tion with It?" vuunec TIIK SUPPOSED CHIEF PLOTTERS. "Yes," replied the reporter, "I have heard that Sheridan Shook, Hank Smith and Tom Creamer are engineering the thlnp." "But have you got the names or the eight mem bers ?" "No. I have pot; but I know where I can get them, I think." ~ - J:f':e,1'I,13V#the nani?80' the eight mm T,ic-y were to me this afternoon: but I can t_ pretend to say. even from that, that there is anything in the rumored conspiracy," replied the ' ?eil, can you give me the nnmes as they have been reported to you, Mr. Mayor?" asked the re Porter. "I suppose one of the niost rapid and effective ways of breaking np any conspiracy is to expose it '"'fore its intended action has had a chance to culminate." "Oh, I don't know," replied the Mayor, laugh ingly. "That is a sure way of breaking up an? im proper combination ; but you see 1 have only got a rumor, and It might be a source of great annoy ance to seme of these gentlemen. It w?>uid annoy thorn to have their names published in connection with a thing of this sort, whether true or not. (Turning to the Comptroller.) What do you sav Green?" "What Is It?" Inquired Green. TIIK MATOR "MUM." "He wants the names of the eljtht Aldermen who are reported to compose this 'blocking' majority against the nominations. I)o you think I ought to give them ? Vou seo I have got them only as a rumor." "You've got nothing positive ? Oh. I should hardly think It worth while to give them unless you get something more positive about It," replied Mr; Or?en, In a sort of Indifferent mood. Well," Interpolated the "newspaper man," ad dressing tne Mayor, "if you give mo the names I can call upon the gentlemen and ask them abont It-put the question to them fiat. If tney deny It, win put them on record for comparison with ieir votes when the nominations are acted upon, if there is any truth in it, it will alarm them, and they might turn pale a little, you know." TUB MKMItKRS OP "TIIK MAJOR ITT." The Mayor smiled as he answered, "Oh, well, you know wo don t want to iret anybody frightened or turning pale. That would be too bad. I guess it won't i,e right of to give the names? at any rate, I would prefer that you should get them rrom wm" ntn" "Action. I am not alarmed about tuo afl&lr anyway, an I think l? win all settle Itself right when the time lor action coracs." After a few more remarks on commonplace mat ters the Mayor, Comptroller and reporter went ont into the rain and the reporter started on his own hook to get the names of the awful eight, and obtained the lollowlng list as the phalanx, being told that there were one Apollo Hall democrat, three republicans and four Tammany men In the party:?Aldermen Monbelmer, VauSchaick, Kooh, Kerr, Ileilly, Lysaght, Flanagan and McCafferty. In order to reach the "engineers" the reporter called at the St. Nicholas Hotel t* find Commis sioner Smith, but the Commissioner was not "at home." The Union Square TUoatre was next vis ited, and Manager HUKRIOAN SHOOK was at bis offlco, "as is his custom of the after noon*' on matln6e days and every evening exeept Sundays. Upon being questioned regarding the affair Mr. Shook said "1 heard of this affair this afternoon, Hd have been talking to more of my friends about It. I can - only say that 1 know nothing of any combination of the kind. 1 am aware that there has been some talk among members of the Board of Aldermen, In which they have expressed an opinion that they i have a right, when the nominations are sent to the in by the Mayor, to lay them over. And they argue this way. They Ray the Legislature has con ferred this power jointly upon the Mayor and Alder men. Now, If they intended that the Mayor alone Bhdhld All these offices, they would have said" so. But they did not say so, and the Aldermen, or at least a number of them, think that Inasmuch as the Mayor Is making It a matter of several weeks' consideration to seleot the appointees, that they, the Aldermen, should also have a similar privilege of properly scrutinizing the list, to examine Into their record, qualifications and claims for appoint ments. That is all, and it seoms perfectly fair. They do not think they should be required or ex pected to act Immediately when the nominations are sent In." "Then there has been no caucus to make a com bination, Mr. Shook T" "Nano whatever that I am aware of, and I cer tainly do not believe there has been any." A MYSTERIOUS MKETINU. "Was 'Hank' Smith here or in the hotel last night to your knowledge T" asked the reporter. "Yes; he was In the theatre, and we had a few minutes' talk about various matters; but there was nothing of that kind talked about. He often steps luto the theatre, and wo sometimes go Into the Malson Dor<Je together." "Was Mr. Creamer here also last nlghtt" "Yes; l saw him also for a moment. I only spoke to him as I passed him in the corridor, just Inside the hotel here. That's all. I had no conversation with him at all." "Were you and Mr. Smith and Mr. Creamer here together at any one time last night?" asked the reporter. NO CAUCUS CONFESSED TO. "We were not at any time together. I was with Mr. Smith; but I saw Mr. Creamer separately, and there was no meeting in the hotel of any kind last night." Tills closed the conversation and the reporter next went to Mr. Creamer's residence In Stuyves ant Btreet, but learned that the gcntlomen was not at home, and as a consequence ho escaped being interviewed. ?>' ? s " ALDZnHAN J. J. MORRIS. A visit was also paid to Alderman J. J. Morris, at his residence at 118 West Twenty-Orst street. In regard to the rumored corrupt combination of Common Councllmen he said"It's all idle gossip, and when I read it in the papers to-day I asked two Aldermen whose names4ad been mentioned in connection with this matter. They both laughed at it, and said there was nothing In it. The story is made out of whole cloth, believe me." ALUEBMAN ltKILLY was visited later in the evening. He said:?"If the Mayor nominates men whom 1 believe fitting for the office 1 shall vote for them. I know nothing about the alleged conspiracy In question. 1 have, and I believe we all In the Board have, lnyiclt confidence In Mayor Uavemoycr's selections. I do not expect any trouble in the matter. I am in no way interested in any combination of that sort." ALDKKMAN LYSAGI1T. This gentleman, who was found sick In bed, kindly consented to an interview and said:?"I know nothing about the conspiracy you allude to. Whon the nominations are sent in I shall, after considering the merits of the men, vote for them if I believe them to be honest and suitable men. If tnls had been talked of among the democratic members I should have heard of it; but 1 have not. I am sure Mr. Ottendorier will vote as I do?per fectly Independent of any one else's desires bnt those of his constituents." TERRIBLE STORK II ARKANSAS* The Town of Marlon Nearly 8wept Awkf-Loii of Life and Property. Mbmpuis, May 1, 1873. Last night's storm was one of tho severest ex perienced hereabout In years, and severely Injured the growing crops or cotton and corn In some localities, besides unroofing and levelling houses In its path. Rain come down like a deluge, lightning and thunder were terrific and the wlud almost Ir reslstable. The town of Marlon, Ark., was almost swept away by the tornado, and that serious loss of ilfo did not take place seems a miracle, so great was Its violence. It came from the sonth, and first levelled to lta foundation the old Houston Hotel, long nsed as a tenement by colored people. Although there were many persons in the structure when It fell, but a lew were bruised, none seriously. Mrs. Crnmp's Hotel was unroofed and otherwise damaged: Dr. Whltsell's house and stable were blown down and the fences scattered. The Iron roor of the County Jail was carried away several hundred feet; three or four prisoners escaped. The old Cherry House was also completelv un? roofed, and also the residence of a .Urs?. Ua'rton, who was lying dangerously sick at the time, and deserted by ner lemalc attendants in tlWr fright, was left for several hours exposed to the pelting of the storm, and when flualiv rescued was found to be almost beyend resuscitation. Sheriff Hardin's house was entirely scattered to the winds, only the foundation being left, this morning, 'lho Methodist chinch, 'the lamest building In the town, was Uited eight leet away from Us foundations and is almost a total wreck. The pub ifcJ scltoolnouso was also blown from its foundations and bio&gti in two, making a total loss. The County Clerk's office was 'also blown down and some of the records lost and lianayed. One cud of A. T. Robinson's house was crnsnml in and tho roof carried away. J. It. chase lost nil of his sta bles?not a vestige of them left; and the place which once knew W. D. Hardin's stables and gin houses knows thein no more. Colonel Lvle's resi dence and that of Edward Lewis, adjoining or near by, were also destroyed diirtng the Storm. The air was mil of debris, whirling and living like mad. All the streets were found this morning In a Mate of blockado irom destroyed buildings and op rooted trees, some of tho latier fairly torn ro pieces, and people from the surrounding country reported that for miles there is not a tence left standing and scarcely a house or cabin uninjured. Estimates of the damage to Mai Ion are about fifty thousand dollars. It Is tho capital of Crittenden count/, Arkansas, and not more than twelve miles irom Memphis. Several live-* are reported to have been lost in the Interior, but no particalais are at hand. LULL IU THE PENNSYLVANIA RAILROAD FIGHT. PiTTsBuno, Pp., May 2,1873. A despatch from Bradford at a late hour to-night states that the Connellsvllle men have been with drawn from the scene ami that quiet now prevails. A forcc In the employ of the Pennsylvania Railroad still guard the point where the connections ore severed and arc ready to resist any attempt that may be made to disturb the present arrangement of affairs. The Pennsylvania Itallroad evidently In tend to guard against a surprise, and will maintain their large torce at tills point aa long as circum stances require it. It is hardly possible Uarett's meu will make another forcible attempt to get possession of the branch. They will allow the Su preme Court to settle the dlillculty, being satis lied that justice cannot do otherwise than order the road again Into their possession. The argu ment on the bill will be heard In the Court which sits in Uarrlsburg next week. CALIFORNIA. Breaking Ground for a New Itallroad. 8an Francisco, May 1, 1873. Work was cotnmenccd to-day at licnlcla on the Central (narrow gauge) Railroad In tho presence of a large concourse of citreeus. Kx-scnator Cole tuni Je.anc (Irani were among the specUturs. A Herald Correspondent Visits the De fenders of Divine Right. SEEKING DORREGARRY. A Hard Ride in the Mountains and Valleys of Navarre, BASQUE DEVOTION TO CARLOS YII. The Peasants of Navarre Ready to Fight for Royalty Against los Republicanos. Alizondo, Maroh 20, 1873. If It U as difficult for the republican troops la Spain to find out tbe bands of Carliats dispersed among the fastnesses of Navarre as It was for me to discover In London and Paris the chief author* of the movement, there is but little chance of the Republic gaining the day. But I found them, and, iu consequence, found myself in Bayonne, accredited te the ohlef agent there for the Carlists, the secre tary, In fact, of the "Real Junta Auxlliar de la Frontera," tbe which junta, composed of various marquises and counts, has its seat In one of the first hotels In that city. M. X., the Secretary, a Frenchman, but none the less Carlist, Is the very personification of activity, good humor and Indomitable energy. He acts like the very sharpest spear upon the slower ana more phlegmatlo Span iards, and I am convinced that but for him my experiences would have been identically tho same as those of M. Oamllle Farcy, the correspondent of the Paris Figaro, who has been floundering about among the mountains in search of the headquarters of General Dorroearry for the last fortnight, until he was obliged to con* tent himself with an interview and a dinner al fresco with the fighting cure of Santa Cruz. M. X., however, promised me to send off an express at once to General Dorregarry, informing him that a special correspondent of the Nbw York Herald tin grand pei-iodtco He New Yorlc, deslroJ to fol low his movements for a time, and begging him to give the necossary instructions for me to meet him IN k FRONTIER TOWN. Pending the reply, I went to Iron, the first Spanish town beyond the French frontier. Here

we found the inhabitants in a state of considera ble excitement. All the entrances to the town, seven In number, were fortified by a strong wall with loopholes and massive wosden gates. The arcades of the Townhall were also walled up and chevaux-de-frlse con structed in various points approaching the tywn. The appearance of the place could not be more warlike but tor one circumstance, and that was, there was not a soldier to be sees. There had been 2,000 government troops there about a week ago, but they had all left. In fact, If 100 Oar lists?or SO even?had chosen they might have walked into tbe town and taken possession of the fortifications as though they bad been kindly con structed for them instead of against them. And, on inquiry, It seems that the former really is the case. Four-fifths of the inhabitants of Iron at least are Carlists, and really desire to be annexed by tho party they are devoted to. ThiB philo-Carlism arises partly from the fact that all tbe people In the provinces of Gulpuzcoa, Navarre and the rest of tho Basque provinces are born Carlists, and cry, "Viva Don Carlos I" before they can stammer papa and mamma, and partly from Jealousy that Bay onne Is driving such a good trad* with ijpuln in consequence of the lower tariff Imposed by the Carlists at the douanes of Daucharinea and Val Carlos. I will give you a proof. The hospital at Bayonne enjoys a certain percentage on the value ol , the merchandise exported into Spain. The amount received by the hospital during the first quarter of 1671 was 835 francs, during the first quarter of 1872 1,600 francs, while the receipts from Jnnuary 1 to March 15 of the present year, amounted to 2,247 francs 75 centimes. Naturally the good oitlzens of Iron would like to participate in or monopolize the trade of Bayonne. I ouly met one man at Iron during my two days sojourn there who spoke against the Carlists; and he, it is true, was furious. He raved against them, called them brigands, thieves, assassins, traitors, cowards ant villains In one breath. He choked over his cli^olate, and rolled up his cigarette with such vehemcnce that he tore the papers by tho dozen. His fury was, however, explicable, when I found out that he was a railway agent, and that in consequence of the stoppage of the line by tho Carlists he was losing so mnch a day. I pitied blm at first; but when he allured us into taking a promenade Into the coun try, whereby we were caught in a pitiless storm which soaked us to the skin, while he, protected by a waterproof mantle and top boots, calmly told us It always rained at Iron, I secretly rejoiced at his mishaps, and at once registered a vow nevor to stir out iu Biscay without a rubber coat of some sort. TO THE REAI.M OP KINO CARLOS. On our return to Bayonne I found a note saying that It J liked 1 might start the saiue night, March 19, on my Journey to Joiu General Dorregarry. I did like, very much so, and in ten minutes had packed up my traps, a side pocket aud one modest carpet bag, and whs ushered into the presence of the Junta, where the Marquis of Q., with great cordiality and empressem/mt bade me welcome, and furnished me with a Carllst pass and letters ol Introduction to (leueral Dorregarry and mem bers of his staff. At eleven P. M. I was seated In a carriage with three other gentlemen, uiuong them M. X., en route lor the frontier of Daucha rinea, about two and a hair hours* drive distant. Rolling rapidly aloag through tho dark, drizzling night nothing of any importance happened until close upon the frontier, when two or taree French soldiers suddenly sprung out of tne darkness and demanded. "Qui vite ?" This was a contretemps. Fortunately, nowevcr, the officer on guard was a lrlend ol fci. X., an I so we got off with the frig it. But now our contraband operations commenced Iu good earnest. The carnage lamps wero put out, the b"lls taken off the horses' necks ?nd the pace reduced to a walk. At last, when about five hundred yards vff the bridge over tho stream that separates France Horn sp. tn, we de scended, one ol the partv going ahead to recon noitre. When ho returned we wero disgusted with the Information tha: "ces dUtOles tie genu (Varmes" were actually awake, altli ugh It was one o'clock in the morning, and that we should be obliged to make a detour of twouiilon and cross the stream further up. So off we set. ilonndcring In the mud, suddenly setting In a furze hush, splashing through pools of slush, pitching headlong over brumbies and fences, or twisting our ankles over slippery stones, till I begun to wish myself reading the Herai i> comfortably at home, to learn the situa tion, instead of picking It u.> among the Pyrenees. But happily wo found a bridge (save the mark!), composed of two slippery planks, ornamented with various holes, like a piece of wooden emhroiderv, over the noisy stream rushing forty foet below. Having been accustomed to Turk ish bridges, cunningly constructed solely to break as many people's necks as possible, I would have crossed anything to get out of Franco and under a roof; but one 01 our party, an old gen tleman and short-sighted withal, viewed the narrow planks with reelings or decided fear. Tak ing him, however, between us, one In front and one Behind, we ultimately succeeded in crossing aud found ourselves safely landed on Spanish soil. "VIVA CARLOS VII. I" Wo soon arrived at the house where the Carllst guard was located. Dead silence. By dint ol lurl ou* shoutings wc at last roused the sluintiering warriors from that sleep which was apparently engoudcred by a most excellent consciousness of having done and doing their duty. The door was unbarred and opened by a couple of stalwart fel lows with tne Navarreso Carllst cap, something like a Tnrklsh fez flattened mto a red pancake, 011 their heads, nondescript nether garments and coats of blue cloth, trimmed with red facings, Ac. Koch had a gun, of very antique appearance, In his hand and a mighty sabre at his side. noon others appeared, to the number of about twonty, aud alter many greetings, salutations and shaking of hands, we were escorted by three of them to the posada, where we were snugly ensconced between a couple of coarse but clean shoots and speedily slopt tho sleep of the rignteous on veritable Carllst SOll. The noxt morning tho guard assembled in force, to tbe number of about one hundred and tweuty. They were dispersed In groups, one or which was superintending the weighing of a cartload of pro visions which had been "requisitioned," and wero being paid for In bonds on the future exchequer of King Carlos VII. Aa far as I coulJ Judge there seemed to be no flections to this unanciAl arrange ment, and oertaln It Is that on oar JourneytoAlt Kondo we were continual!* Invited to drink wine aud eat something, for which payment waa neither expected nor demanded. pre^e"tl7.7,e greeted witb cries of "Viva lot Otflistati I wom roach amused with the headdress of i#01?? of tne peasants, consisting onty ol a acanty haudkerchier tied round the head. But bo Impressed wore t ley with the conviction that they really had a hat or aome kind on their beads that they scrupulously doffed the kerohief whenever they catered our room. They are all stalwart, stordy men, with marked and handsome feature*. All have beshy eyebrows and finely chiselled noses -and chins. In the morning we resumed our Journey on horse back, reaohlHg AHzoudo after a ride tf five hours. Here we were met fcy a oourter, with despatches, whtoti will change our direction on starting to morrow by coach, with the prospect of Joining den cial Dorregarry at night With the Carliata 1b Vavarre< Sam Martim, Navarre, March 20, 1873. After partaking of a tiny cap of very thick, but very good chacolate, served np with a couple of strips of toast and a glass or Bugar water, we pro ceeded to the "fonda," where I waa Introduced to the "defe" or chler or the forces stationed at Daucharlnea. He was a tall, gaunt personage *r gome sixty years of age, with Bharply cut and deeply wrinkled features; hard and atom, as though oarved out of a block of lignum vltae. At flrat I thought ho would prove but a sorry oom panion; he turned out. however, to be very thoughtful for my comfort and waa even Jovial In a dry, grim sort of manner. While tho guard waa being mustered, I was struck by their hearty good temper and by the bonhomie expressed on all featares, which made one forget the dilapidated condition of the elothes these voluntarios of Don Carlos were dressed In. And here I may aay that the exterior la worse than tho interior, for the Navarreae peasants are all particular about their linen and a dirty shirt la rarely to be met with; the tods also are snowy white, and I never met with cleaner towels and table napkins than among the very lowest olaaaea of the peaaanta in Navarre. Eight men were told off to escort the Gere and myseir, and, mounted on a couple or the rougU coated horses of the country, with their backa closely shorn, we set off at an amble for the next station oocupled by tho Carllats, at the Puerta de Velate, a paas over the W estern Pyreneea leading to AUzondo, where we passed the night, and struck off the next morning into the mountains, rejoining the high road near a large posada, or Inn, where tho second station waa located. Here 1 was handed over to the Gefe, who, Increasing oar escort to the number or twelve men, at once set off?part or the way being accomplished In a carriage?until, as before, we struck off Into the mountains. Hence forth our road lay entirely among the hills, and I can only compare a Spanish mountain road to an immense boa-conatrlctor suddenly petrified during a violent attack of St. Vitus' dance and then cov ered with cannon balls, large and small, and then well greased to make them aB slippery as poaalble. In addition, U began to rain and hall in torrents, and for the reat of the day we were cither soaked In the clouds which enveloped the upper part or the mountains or sinking anklo-deep In the mire or tho valleys below?the dull, heavy sky only be ing enlivened at rare Intervals by a few strag gling gleams or watery sunshine. But nothing could exceed the good temper or the men, although it muat have been very annoying to them to have to escort a heretic corresponsale over the moun tains in such weather. They laughed, joked, chased each other about In the highest spirits, and If one 61 tiiem stuck a couple or feet deep in tlie slushy mire ttee laughter of nlB comrades was only exceeded by the equanimity with wiiloh the victim received It and thundered forth a volley of and car ractios. It rained the whole day, and 1, In my water-proof, soon found that ingenuity has not yet invented any cloak proor against Navarrose rains. I wondered how on earth tho men could keep their health, for they have had this;sorter tiunir lor tho laat three months, until the riddle was solved when I saw one or them dressing. They all wear stent drawers, and aroundtl^walst and stomach they wind a long and broad woo len scarr In about six or eight thicknesses, and these precautions, combined with their naturally strong constitutions, etlectaaliy protect them rrom tue diseases wnlch otherwise make such ravages amone troops under similar circumstances. 1 he climax or our troubles, however, commenced with auuroach of night. when In perfect darkness, ko dark. In fact, that It waa impossible to see the next man over my horse's head, we desoended the moun tain side at an Incline ol what seemed to me to be about ten lcet In twenty. How 1 got down at all I have not the faintest idea; I am only conscious or being jumbled down some how or other, and of finding myself suddenly belore tne gates of the house where we were to pass the night. It was a private house belonging to one ol the peasants; b u t in a few mlnutea we were seated belore a roaring Art- and (Irvine our things?boots, shoes, cloaks and jackets. A lamb was then slaughtered and speed ily cut up and manipulated into a very savory atpw in whicli It la true the flavor of garlic pre dominated in a very marked degree; but, after the (lav's e\crtiona, 1 think a small ftirze buah would have served as a bonne-bouehe to appease my appe tite with, in addition there were cauliflowers, effff- "garbauzos," and an unlimited supply of wme There la no doubt but. tlut the Navarreae peasants live very well. Their daily bill of tare Is ll followsThe first thing In the morning Is a cup ol thick chocolate and a glass or sugar-water; at aboat 9 o'clock they have a bouillon with plenty ol broad In It, sausages or bacon and maize or potatoes eggs and a stew or some kind or other; at 1 o'clock the same In greater abundance, with a dessert or apples or nuts, aud in the evenlug a third meal, all being ac companied with an unlimited supply or wiue aud bread, which is snowy white?such as la never seen lu England. On the whole, the Spanish mode or livlnir among the lower claases is exactly similar to that or the higher classes la other countries? always several courses. Travellers in Spain sneer at the oil aud garlic or the Spanish cuisine; but the fact 1b that oil and strong condiments, such as gar lie capsioums and pickled pepper pods, Ac., are a climatic necessity In all southern climates. STRATEGY AGAINST THE BAILBOAD. The next morning. March 22. we were tn tne sad die at four o'clock, and, skirting Pampeluua at about four mildistance, crossed the railway at the station Suarti. which had been burnt down and tho telegraph wires cut about a week before. A great deal of Indignant vituperation has been wasted upon the Carlists on account of this appa rently wauton destruction of railway property; but It must be remembered that It is a strategic neces sity for them as long as the railway companies for tirv and garrison their stations in order to be able to transport government troops and ammunition. The railway oillclals were always duly warned not to run trains on certain portions of their line; but as theV refused, notwithstanding, to obey these or ders, there waa really nothing leit for tho Carlists to do but to be as good as their word. DEVOTION OK THE PKOl'l.K FOR THEIR KINO. After a very pleasant ride of nmo hours?the only impediment to our progress aiislng from tho irresistible invitations of the Inhabitants of all the vlllagos wo passed through, to alight and take some refreshment, amljl the inevltabiecheerHor "Viva Carlos settimo"?we arrived at Ecnautt, where I was introduced to the wife of General olio. The introduction to mo was painful in the extre?c: I did not know whom I was going to see, and found myself ushered into a bedroom where, a bed-ridden nivalin aud totally blind, lay the wile of the soldier who was away In the mountains with Cjen eral Dorregarry. She shook hands with me most kindly, ami spoke with tho Kre?tc?t enthusiasm ol the battle tor liberty and Charlea VII.agatBSt the republican troops of a eountry In which there are almost as many parties as there are was not until 1 was about to leave and held out my hand to her to bid her goodbv, that 1 discovered she was blind. Homebody said i wished to say fare well and not till then did she take the hand she could n?t see. There was something very touching In the sight ef this afflicted lady lying to asmall country village In the midst of the wrmoll of war, far away from her husband who mlrtt nave oeen stricken down by one or the enemlesT bulletaat tne npver extinguished. Ihe next morning line - < ij flveCn^nn"and wUTTohl ThatTn UiTlvenlnp wo afmaid lom the headquarter* of tne uenorai. 11 WM however; decreed otherwise. The lact was, we were actluill, inarching fo the wakeof acolnmn of republicans 7?,e carii?ts, at a disiatlco or not more than a couple of hours' march, the said col of men being, like ourselves, also In search ?fOsr^arry. There was something very lunny ?n the idea or our making the enemy act as our van Jtiarrt ?but it was not at all muny to tlnd that, lmv fnu'eome to the conclusion that they were tired kn8d w^uld like to go to bed, they had stopped ai a smal* town called AbaZ7.u/a and eifoctually pre vented our further progress. As It was too late to make anv considerable detour, and alter having advanced to within half an hour's march of At,i?.y./u7a we had to turn back and resume our search ' the next day, when a chaugo was murte in tho modi* optramll, aud I waa handed over to a guide who knew the country by heart for miles aud miles around. , HKAIHJUARTKRa OP TUB CARL18T LBAHKR. Bv bis care, after having traversed mountains and valleys innumerable, I at last succeeded in reach ing the headquarters at San Martin, a village aootn half way between Estella and Santa Cruz de uam peia, lying half way up t he Mope of a high tain ridgo amWprotocted in front by a series or for midable gorges and a roaring mountaiu torn-m. I was at once received with the orreateat cordially by Ucnc.ral Dorregarry and Morquio Caldero , and introduced by tlu m to the rest of the sum Tho General himself Is a man of about fortv nve years of age, of commanding appoarance, hart somo features, In full uniform?as ar officers and men-and carrying his leftar^ma sling, in conscqucnce ofa ,?0'Tr??oose trlvlng a Sa minor. in a day or two I propow ? fuil description ol the forced undi.r raund, their prospects and the plan ol the palgn, as far as I can do so with discretion. I will only add at present that, as tar ax I have seen, old and young throughout the province or Navarra are as intensely Oarlist and enthusiastic lor the caoso of Don Carlos as it is possible lor any nation to be. Btlll more, the <;arllsts are not composed 01 merely a few straggling bauds of seml-bandlta, bat are well organized, and 1 have not heard of a single complaint made against them. They are received everywhere with Die greatest maniiestatiou ol joy; are furnished with all they require; are ho well In formed of the movements or loa otros that they have not the (Slightest difficulty lu knowing exactly what te do, while the republicans themselves meet everywhere with a hostile population and canaok extract one word of Information regarding tha Carlists, who were perhaps in the place an hour beiore. I am told that the same is in nearly all the provinces aud that all that is wanted lfl arras. I moan, however, to see for myself, and ?hull not take anything upon hearsay. THE LATE JAMES BROOKS. Arrangements tor th? Obsequies of the Deceased Journalist and Statesman-* The Autopay?Action of tbe Arcadian Club and tbe Board of Aldermen* The remains of the Honorable James llroolcs will leave Washington this morning in charge of bin son. They will reach New York this afternoon at five o'clock. At the request of Dr. A. T. P. Garnett, the ramily of the deoeased acquiescing, a postmortem ex ami nation was made for ascertaining the cause of Mr* Brooks' death. There were present Drs. Garnett, J. C. Hall, Drinkard and Ashlord, auu two surgical exports from the Army Medical Museum, Drs. SchaiTer and Lamb, who performed the autopsy. The examination developod the faot that the dla> ease was an extended cancer on the posterior par* tion of the stomach, from which the patient had been suffering probably for the past three years or more. All the other organs of the body wereiound to be in a healthy slate, with some slight deviation from a normal condition of the system. The result confirmed the opinion held by Dr. Garnatt aa to the nature of the disease. TEE BODY EMBALMED. The body has been embalmed and Is to he plaoad in a burial casket of solid walnut, covered with fine blaclc broadcloth, with massive silver mouldings around the top and bottom edges and at the points of cach angle. Silver bar luindlcs extend tbe en tire length of each side, with handles of tbe sama metal on each end. Tbe sides are ornamented wlti silver shields, beautifully chased in (tower v/ork. The inside is padded and trimmed with festoon satin quilted In flowers. The top is 01 entire me tallic material, tbe irame being ol silver moulding divided in the middle by a silver crossbar, with a French plate glass panel on cach side, covering tha entire body. Two detached wood panels covered with blaclc cloth are fitted to covcr the glass top and fastened with silver thumbscrews. Cither or both thesa latter panels may be removed at pleaaure, thns cxpo3lng the Inside to view. On the head panel la a plain silver plate, on which is the inscription:? \ JAMliS UllOOKS. T i Born In Portland, Mo., Novembor 10,1810. ( | Died in the city of Washington, April 30,18T3. I On the corner angles forming the octagon to the casket are placed beautifully designed metal plates. TUB ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE FUNERAL are not yet completed, and the names of the pall bearers are not yet quite decided upon, bat will ba in the course or the day. The funeral will take place from Grace church, on Sunday, at 2 P. M. Action of tbe Arcadian Club. The death of Mr. BrookB having removed troak the sphere of journalism another co-laborer In tha profession so largely represented in the Arcadiaa Club the Executive Council, at a special meeting; held on Thursday evening, passed tha following resolutions:? Resolved, That they bow with resignation te the will of Him who, during the snort space of n tew month*, hi* re moved by death so many eminent men of tbe American press aau several leading editors of New York. Received, That while the community at large, and tho profession particularly, still mourn the loss of Bcnaetl and (Jreeley, the Arcadian Club feels itself called upon to place on record a tribute to the eminent services ren dered bv the late James Brooks to the American press while yet it was in its infancy, long before steam ana tho telegraph were mod as auxiliary agents in diffusing tho knowledge of current events to the different States of tho Union. Resolved, That In tho latter years or his life James Brooks, the self taught editor, retained up to his laat hours the affection of numerous younger journalists, who learned frcm him the llrst principles ot a profession whose members now mourn his loss and honor hid memory. Resolved, That a committee be appointed by the Presi dent to represent the Arcadiau Club at the funeral of tk? deceased; and, further, Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions, duly en grossed, be seat to his bereaved widow and children. The following gentlemen were appointed a com mittee to attend the luneralHon. Henry G. Steb bins. Hon. Algernon 3. Sullivan, L. Israels, B. P. Kelntiart, J. tt. Thomas. Action of the Board of Aldermen* The Board of Atdermeu mat yesterday afternoon at foar o'clock, pursuant to a special cill for the purpose of taking action on the death of the Hon. James Brooks. President Vance presided. The reading of the minutes ot the last meeting was dispensed with* The Mayor sent In the following communication $m New Youk, May 2,1873. TO TH? HONORABLE TOR COKVOK OOCIfCIt:? I avail myself of the opportunity offered mo by roar meeting of to-day to announce to yon the death or the Hon. Jaiaes Hrooks. lor many yearj Keiirescntativc In the Congress of tho United Stales of the Sixth Congressional district ol this city. Mr. Brooks has for a long period been connccted with oneol tho prominent journals of this city, and in addi tion to his public service as Keiirosuntativo in Congress has. In his professional relations, been so interested in1 the great question* which have agitated the public mind for the oast few years as to iuvest his carcer with inter est, which. In my Judgment, calls for some respectful rec ognition from your honorable body. 1 there tore commu nicate to you the event of hts death for such commemor ative notice as it deserve* at your hands, which I have no doubt It will receive. W. K. ilAVEMliVEIt. Alderman Ottexdorfbr made a few remarks eulogistic of the deceased, and otl'ercd the follow ing preamble and resolutions, which were mously adopted:? Whereas It has pleased Almighty God to call from oof midst the Hon. Jnmes Hrooks, editor and proprietor ol the Evening newspaper, ami a Representative In Congresi from the Hlxth al"trict, who h is, during an active public career in the legislative halls of this state aud nation, distinguished hlmsftlf by advocating the in tercity of this metropolis by the lnirodaction of means for Its prosperity and advanceftient; and whereas the distinguished services rendered by liim both as a jour nalist and a Representative to tilts city and to thocotintr* at large make it inenmbent on as, as the municipal representatives of the people, to pav a proper and titling tribute to his memory, and give official expression to onr regret at the loss tho community has sustained in his death; bo It therefore Kesolved. That in the demise of the lion. .TnmeiRrooka the people ot this city have lost one ot their ablest Repre sentatives In Congress?a Representative who has aliko been distinguished as a statesman and journalist, and who hns been called nway In the midst of a career oi public usefulness; and be it further ltesolved, That we hereby tender onr sympathy and condolence to the bereaved widow and family of the de ceased, and that this tribute to bis memory be entered !? tho journal ot the Board. As a mark of rcspect to the memory oi Mri Brooks the Board then adjourned. Action ot the Herman Democrat la Liberals. Tlie German Democratic Liberal Central Com mittee held a meeting yesterday afternoon, at which resolutions were passed eulogistic of the Hon. James Brooks. Sympathy was expressed for tho bereaved family and regret ar his loss as a puhll ? man, and it was resolved by tho committee to attend the funeral in a i>o?iv. Action ot Attache* of the Express. At a meeting of the attaches of the /'fpressyea terday alternoon resolutions were passed exprcs si ve or their sense of personal bereavement in the decease of the founder of that journal. A commit tee was appointed to procure a suitable floral tribute to be placed upon tho coflln of the departed. A committee was also appointed to engross the resolutions passed, and one was also appointed to present a copy of the same to Mr. Brooks' laaiily. PORTRAITS OF JAMES BROOKS. Washington, d. c., May 2, ma. Or. Stone this morning took a plaster cast or the face of the late James Brooks to assist him in making a marble bust or deceased, Mr. Elder, ol Richmond, Va., an old friend or Mr. Brooks, waa also present to-day gathering materials for ft picture. FIRE IN PHILADELPHIA. Philadelphia, May 2, 1373. The woollen mill of Am in blown A Lane, on the Wlssahlckon, was damaged by Are this morning. The loss is $15,000, The building is within ihe Park limits ?nd bad been purchased by the city, preparatory to removal, though the mill was still working. FIRE M ONTARIO, CANADA. Maooc, Ont., May 2, 1873. A fire this, morning destroyed the Hoffman Houso and the block or stores in which It waa situ ated, together with the Presbvterl in church and the Town,Hall. The loss is about thirty thousand dollars. FIRE IN MASSACHUSETTS. PiTcnntJRti, May 2,1173. The paper mill at Crockervllie, noar this city, owned by Crocker, Bnrbank A Co., was partly de stroyed by fire last night, Including considerable paper stock. The loss is 110,900; covered by in aturanw.

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