Newspaper of The New York Herald, May 4, 1873, Page 8

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated May 4, 1873 Page 8
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7TEW YORK HERALD BROADWAY AND ASH STREET. JAMES GORDON BENNETT, PROPRIETOR. Volatile xnvm No. 1X4 AMUSEMENTS TO-MORROW EVENMfi. ATHF.NEUX. S88 Broadway?Gba*d Vmrn Entbr tllNKKKT ______ NIBI.O'S GARDEN. Frond war, between Prtnce and Houston sts.?Azrakl; or. Thk Magic Cuauh. OLYMPIC' THEATRE. Broad war. between Houston tad Bieecker street?Hikptt Uunrrr. UNION SQUARE THEATRE, Union square, near Broadway?Froc Kboo WALLACE'S TnF.ATRE, Broadway and Thirteenth Itreet?The Sucire's List Shilling. GRAND OPERA HOUSE, Twenty-third st. and Eighth *v. ? Month Cristo. BOOTH'S THEATRE. Twenty third street, corner Sixth avenue.?Daddy O'Dowd. THEATRE COMIQl'E, No 514 Broadway.?Drama, BOBLRSQUk AND ulw. ACADEMY OF MUSIC, Fourteenth street?Blub Bkaud BT JAMES' THEATRE. Broadway and 28th it? McEror'K New Hibkrnicos. BOWFRY THEATRE, Bowery.?EIeld in Check? (jAUOHAULK CoMJlDIJETTa. NEW Finn AVENUE THEATRE. 728 and 730 Broad way.? Divorce. WOOD'S MUSEUM. Broadway, corner Thirtieth st? Willt Beillt. Afternoon and evening. MRS. F. B. CONWAY'S BROOKLYN THEATBE. Under tbk Gaslight. TONY PASTOR'S OPERA HOUSE. No. 201 Bowery. Yauiktt Entertainment. BRYANT'S OPERA HOUSE, Twenty-third at., corner eth av.?Negro Minstbelst, Ac. NEW YORK MUSEUM OF ANATOMY, ?18Broadway. Fciemce and Abt. QUADRUPLE SHEET. Hew York, Sunday, May 4, 1873. THE NEWS OF YESTERDAY. To-Day's Contents of tlxe Herald. "CABLE TOLLS! THE INTERESTS OF THE PEO PLE AGAINST TI1E PROFITS OF A MONOP OLY"-LEADING EDITORIAL TOPIC Eighth Page. STRENGTHENING THE BONDS BETWEEN TOE OLD AND NEW WORLDS! THE GREAT EASTERN, EDINBURGH AND HIBERNIAN TO BE ENGAGED THIS SUMMER IN EN LARGING THE ATLANTIC CABLE FACILI TIES! REPAIRING THE OLD AND LAYING NEW LINES?Ninth Page. THE VIENNA PRESS ON THE OPENING OF THE GRAND INTERNATIONAL EXPOSITION OF ART AND INDUSTRY?Ninth Page. AN AUSTRIAN IMPERIAL BANQUET! THE EMPEROR ENTERTAINS ALL THE PRINCES RESIDENT AND VISITING, IN VIENNA, AND THE AMERICAN MINISTER! THE NEW AMERICAN COMMISSIONERS PREPARING THE UNITED STATES EXHIBITS FOR AN early display?ninth page. GENERAL PORTILLO REFUSES THE COMMAND OF THE SPANISH FORCES OPERATING IN THE CINCO VILLAS I?A GENERAL RISING AGAINST THE REPUBLICAN GOVERNMENT ANTICIPATED IN THE NORTH OF SPAIN? Ninth Page. AVENGING THE FALL OF CANBY! GENERAL GILLEM PREPARING HIS TOILS FOR JACK'S FIENDS! MORE ABOUT THE RE CENT DISGRACEFUL SLAUGHTER?Eiohth Paub. PRESIDENT WATSON PUBLISHES IN LONDON A ROSEATE EXPOSITION OF ERIE AFFAIRS! $.35,000,000 IN NET EARNINGS FOR SEMI ANNUAL DIVISION! JOHN BULL NIB BLING?Ninth Page. 6USSIAN HONORS TO THE GERMAN EMPEROR IMPORTANT TELEGRAPHIC ITEMS?Ninth Page. CHARTER SNARLS! NERVOUSNESS OF THE CITY HALL PEOPLE OVER THE SUPPOSED DEFECTS! THE APPOINTING POWER OF THE ALDERMEN! HEAR THEM! THE AP POINTEES?Fifth Page. SPEAKER CORNELL ON THE RETENTION OF MAYOR HAVEMEYER?Fifth Page. BEADING l-OR RELIGIONARIES! MINISTERS AND SUBJECTS FOR TO-DAY! CHURCH AND STATE IN MICHIGAN! SCIENCE CHALLENGED! DENOMINATIONAL NEWS? Fifth Page. CONSECRATING ARCHBISHOP BAYLEY'S SUC CESSOR IN THE SEE OF NEWARK ! GRAND SERVICES AT THE INSTALLATION OF BISHOP CORRIGAN, TOE YOUNGEST BISHOP IN AMERICA! HIS DIOCESE? Sixth Page. CHARLES FECHTER IN MONTE CRISTO- YACHT ING NEWS?MR. BROOKS" FUNERAL?Fifth Paoe. & PACIFIC MAIL SENSATION?THE PAT TENBURG TRIALS?ANNEXATION OF BRIT LSH AMERICA-MARINE INTELLIGENCE? Twelfth Page. MICHAEL NIXON'S COUNSEL APPLIES FOR A STAY OF PROCEEDINGS! THE FOLEY PALMER SQUABBLE PERHAPS TER- I MINATED?Seventh Paoe. I tHE MONEY RATE DOWN TO FIVE PER CENT! THE "BEARS" HUGUING PACIFIC MAIL, UNION PACIFIC AND "C., C. AND L C!" GOLD STEADY! AN EXCELLENT REPORT (ROM THE BANKS?Tenth Page. SUCCESSFUL AND UNSUCCESSFUL LABOR STRIKES?THE SHIPPING COMMISSIONER AND THE SHIPMASTERS?THE CHAM BERS-SEDDONS MATCH?Fifth Paoe. WHERE AND WHEN THE MAY ANNIVERSARIES WILL BE HELD?REAL ESTATE AND AN NEXATION?SEVENTH Page. THE HEBlLD'S DESPATCHES FROfl VIEHM. Our weekly and European editions of the Herald will contain in full the graphic and instructive accounts of the opening of the V it nna Exposition as presented by our four c >r respondent#, Berthold Aucrbach, Louise MUhlL.ch, Edmund Yates and John Russell Xoung. The accounts of the two distin guished German writers will be published in the German language. fra Yrranu Exposition offers a wide field lor discussion in the German newspapers, and the Opening day at Vienna naturally evoked tended comment from the leading journals JJerUu. As the character and tone of that opinion must necessarily interest the German people in the United States our correspondents telegraphed the articles and we present them, fresh and sparkling, in German text, to-day. President Watson's statement of Erie financial prospects to the English public will be found elsewhere epitomized in our special despatches from London. The British specu lators appear to be tatisfied with the ?epoai. " Cable Toff^-rti" mf the people Against the Protti of a Monopoly. A cable despatch from London brings the information that the steamer Hibernian will lokve England tomorrow to attempt the repair of the French AUantic cable, and that the Great Eastern and Edinburgh will start towards the close of May on their expedition to lay the proposed new cable lrom Valentia to Heart's Content. After this work shall have been accomplished the Great Eastern will undertake the task of recovering and repairing the broken Anglo-American cable, and the Edinburgh will proceed to lay two new cables between Placentia, Newfoundland, and Sydney, Cape Breton. If all these under takings prove successful there will bo four cables working across the Atlantio and five across the Gulf of St Lawrence before the first of September; those across the Atlantic being the present working Anglo-American cable, the other Anglo-American and the French cables, now broken, and the new cable. This programme certainly seems to promise an effective telegraphic service between England and America, and if we had any assurance that the company in whose hands the business is now concentrated would use the advantages at their oommand in good faith in the interest of the public we might well be satisfied with the prospeot. Inter national telegraphic communication is now a necessity of commerce. The telegraphic com munication between the States is scarcely of greater importance to our people. The evil has been that Atlantic cable telegraphy has not, up to this time, been popularized by reason able rates. This has been due to the fact that there has been no opposition in the business. The original proprietors, having held control, have made the public pay all the costs of early experiments and failures, as well as enormous profits on the total investment The mischief of an exorbitant tariff is that it gives large capital an undue advantage by confining the use of the cable to the wealthy operator. This was a subject of complaint when the Anglo-American Company commenced its business with almost prohibitory charges, and every one will remember the gratification with which the intelligence of the success of the French cable was received. There was then a prospect of competition and a probability of fair rates in consequence. The power of the Anglo-American Company soon sufficed to com pel a union of the two lines, and the hope of more liberal treatment was at an end. There were then three cables at the command of the united companies, but the people derived no benefit from the increase of facilities. The unreasonable tariff was kept up and the ad ditional cable only served to increase the profits of the stockholders. We may therefore fairly conclude that the four cables now promised us by the early part of September next will only swell the receipts of the com pany and not decrease the rates to the public. Few corporations are more completely en titled to the bitter words, greed, extortion, bad faith, in the description of their conduct than the Atlantic Cable Company. Never in its history has the company treated the press and the public with fairness and common business integrity. During the Franco-Prussian war it raised its tolls because the news necessities of the Hebald and other journals required a constant use of the lines. In ordinary busi ness transactions this would have been called by a word very like swindling. The moral qualities of the act were not less heinous, for it was taking advantage, not so much of other people's necessities as of their business pat ronage to extort money from them. No usurer ever demanded a higher rate of interest from his customer; no pawnbroker ever hig gled more narrowly and meanly to make a few cents out of misery. Now that the Vienna Exposition has commenced, in conse quence of which the business of the company is likely to be largely increased, we have a repetition of the same policy, and that too, in face of a promise that the cable tolls should be reduced to the old rates. The first increase was from seventy-five cents to one dollar per word ; now from one dollar to one dollar and fifty cents per word, making the increase fifty per cent on the new and one hundred per cent on the old rates. In the first instance the increased rates were the re snlt of greed and extortion and a criminal dis regard of the rights of the public. Now down right bad faith and the violation of a pledge of long standing are added to a repetition of the old offences. All this exhibits a meanness and effrontery that few men would wish to have written in their obituaries and handed down as an inheritance to their children. The excuse put forth for this extortion is that the company has now but one cable in operation, and hence desires to drive away rather than attract business. If we exact ex orbitant rates, say the managers, we shall deter people from using the cable, and thus keep business down somewhere near its ca pacity, while at existing rates we shall have more business than a single cable can accom modate. This is a very poor apology for the greed of the company. It would be an easy matter for the cable offices to refuse to accept a greater number of messages than they could despatch in the twenty-four hours, unless the sender* were willing to submit to the delay. The raising of the rates is simply dictated by the avarice of the company. They have now but one wire in operation, and they intend to realize as large a profit from that as they would make if they had two or three cables in working order. It is self-interest alone that prompts the doubling of the rates. The convenience and accommo dation of the public have nothing whatever to do with it and the pretence that the greedy and extortionate action of the company is instigated by any other than selfish considern tions is a fraud and a falsehood. It may be true that all the business that can be done with one cable, although employed without cessation, day snd night will not pay as heavy dividends to the company as have been heretofore realized ; but the question is whether the whole damage of the injury to the two broken cables shall be fastened on the public, or whether the corporation which has mode, enormous profits out of the people beforo the accident shall bear a portion of the loss. This is the true issue, and the object of tho cable directors in doubling their charges is to save their corporation from any injury by the suspension of two of their lines and to make their patrons pay all the cost. Where are we to look for relief? We cau have no assurance after our experi ence with tho French Cable Company that a line laid by a private company will not sooner or later be absorbed by the old monopoly. A powerful corporation, hav ing a complete monopoly of its business, generally finds it easy enough to strangle or crush or absorb a new enterprise threatening to compete with it. This is the dangor to any line built by private capital. We recognize the difficulties, too, which are in the way to prevent a line being laid by the combined efforts of the two governments, nevertheless the benefit to be secured is worth the effort The English and American governments should combine in laying a postal cable, the use of which should be fixed by treaty. There is no objection to such an undertaking so far as principle is concerned, and there can be no doubt that it would be most salutary in its results. But before it can be done a powerful and unscrupulous lobby in the houses of Par liament and of Congress would have to bo conquered. A corporation which has ono hand on the throats and the other in the pockets of the people of two continents will not easily let go its hold. And all this re quires that a determined effort shall be made to secure safety to our business interest by the construction of a new line, over which the directors of this company can never hope to exercise any control. The whole subject is one of the profoundest importance, and the conduct of the cable company requires speaking of the plainest kind. We cannot entreat men for justice who show by their acts that they despise every principle of fair dealing. They must be taught the lesson which meanness and disre gard of the rights of others are always sure to teach in the end?the lesson which the East India Company, the Hudson Bay Company and many others equally grasping and selfish have learned when their outrages became un endurable. The outrages of the Atlantic Cable Company are unendurable now, and there is no escape from the wrongs of the mo nopoly except by the laying of an independent line. We must have competition if we expect honesty in the telegraph business between this country and Europe. Mr. O'Kclly, th? British Gunboat and the Spaniards. Among many curious phases of the rule of Spain in Cuba the fear exhibited by the Spanish officials of the Hebald correspond ent, Mr. James J. O'Kelly, is the most re markable. He quietly returned to Manzanillo from the insurgent lines, where he had been performing his simple duty, and through the British Vice Consul made known his presence to the Spaniards. He was straightway hur ried to a dungeon?this dangerous man of peace and impartiality. Don Whiskerandos de Swashbucklero had double guards placed over him, and if diabolical frowns would kill a man Mr. O'Kelly should have died on the first day. They were five days making up *heir minds whether they were not afraid to allow Mr. O'Kelly's telegrams to pass. They have feared, in fact, that Mr. O' Kelly would be able, in fairness, to toll more of the in surrection than they desired, and so they were afraid to let him go. Mr. O Kelly s letter from the headquarters of the insurgent President, Cespedes, has shown the clear frankness of our correspond ent s views, and would with any people, short of Spanish officials, have induced the sensible action of freeing a man Against whom they have no case. They now find themselves face to face with a difficulty of another sort. A British gunboat has dropped into Manzanillo and demanded Mr. O'Kelly's removal to Ha vana and the amelioration of the unwhole some conditions of his imprisonment We are not yet informed of the reply of Don Whisker andos de Swashbucklero, who misrules for Spain in Manzanillo, but we feel very certain that he will be led to consider gunboat argu ments with as much alacrity as the circum stances require TheJJritisJi government has acted commendably. The Captain General in reply to the demand has descended to the Bmallness of a transparent subterfuge. He, General Pieltain, is the republican military commander there, and supreme in authority. He may not, to be sure, dare to call his soul his own in face of the bloodthirsty volunteers of Havana, who murdered the students; but he is the military master, and has no need to hide his authority from the British gunboat behind a farcical form of military regulations, inapplicable to the case of Mr. 0'Kelly. If there is anything wanting to complete the picture of governmental folly which this whole question presents it is that the Spanish government in Cuba should affect to despise American public opinion, which its every act shows it to fear. Taking advantage of the fact that Mr. O'Kelly's release could not be officially forced by the American government, it presumed that his character as an Ameri can journalist would prevent the British gov ernment, whose subject he is, from interfering Its ignorance of the fact that no government on earth is more jealous of its honor than the British was lamentable. It now has to deal with the Power that sent an army into Abys sinia to rescue English subjects from the barbarian Theodoras. The republican gov ernment of Spain, under which Cuba is at present ruled, has not been recognized by England, and no tortuous diplomacy is pos sible. The navy, with its rifled guns, is the only means of communication possible be tween England and Spanish authority in Cuba at present. What new device the Spanish authorities may invent to evade their respon sibility we cannot say, but none would be too ridiculous to imagine. The Captain General has led the way in this shirking matter; but if the commander of the gunboat Plover sends, as the captain of a British man-of-war sent before to the Governor of Manzanillo, this message, "Bring the British subject you hold prisoner on board by snch an hour, or I shall bombard the town," the evasion, i trickery and shirking will be at an end, and j Mr. O'Kelly will be free. The British govern ment is by this time aware that Mr. O'Kelly has acted in no way to invalidate his claim to it* protection; that he has carried out his mission to Cuba strictly as a neutral and a gentleman, and that nothing but a ridiculous Spanish fsar of the truth being told actuates the authorities in detaining liim We shall not, therefore, be surprised to learn that such a message has been Bent and promptly com plied with. The Week in Wall Street closed upon a feverish stock market, but with an easier and more cheerful condition of affairs in the money market. The Dank statomonk pub tisnoa yesterday, is the best return in many months, and shows that the banks now hold a surplus of nearly three millions of dollars. The stock feature yesterday was Pacific Mail, which fell six per cent on rumors that a prominent debtor of the company was unable

to take up his notes. Jimei Brooks. To-day the remains of James Brooks will be taken to their resting place. They will be followed not only by the profound sorrow of a devoted family, but by the regret, also, of a large circle of friends and acquaintances, both in private and political life. In New York especially the loss of Mr. Brooks will be felt and mourned. Not only had he been a suc cessful newspaper editor and proprietor here, but he had represented this commercial me tropolis in Congress for twenty years. A man who could attain this distinction by the force of his own talents and industry was no ordi nary man. He was, like so many of the edi tors and public men in this country of free dom, equality and action, the maker of his own fortune, for he began life as a country sohool teacher and as a clerk in a country store. But he had ambition, talent and en ergy of character enough to burst through the bonds that poverty, local disadvantages and want of opportunity imposed. From the contracted basis of a country school education he became by study and experi ence educated in the practical aff&irs of the world and attained the position of a statesman and instructor of the public. This, indeed, is the experience of almost all our prominent and successful men, and shows the value of our institutions. The career of Mr. Brooks should prove encouraging to every aspiring young man who feels that he has the ability to rise in the world. Though Mr. Brooks was the representative in Congress of this democratic oity he represented more the com mercial community than the populace. There was a tinge of affected gentility or aristocracy in him which prevented him from cordially sympathizing with the ward and pot-house politicians, though a member of their organi zations and receiving their votes. He was a whig formerly, and naturally so, for the party assumed to have a special odor of respecta bility about it But when that party was broken up Mr. Brooks, from his Southern affiliations and hostility to ultra-radicalism, naturally drifted into th# democratic party. His whig viewB on the tariff and other questions became modified by his later asso ciation with the democrats, and for some time before the close of his career he was in full harmony with them and one of their most efficient leaders. For some years before his death he was one of the ablest democrats in Congress, and took broad views of public affairs. His unfortunate connection with, or the association of his name with, the Credit Mobilier disclosures clouded the close of his political life, and, no doubt, was a matter of deep regret to him. He probably drifted into that affair at a period when everything was loose and extravagance and demoralization were rampant, without having any evil design or thinking of the consequences. However, we will not dwell on this subject No one is perfect We prefer to speak of our deceased fellow journalist and long time efficient rep resentative in Congross in kindly terms. There was much in him that calls for commen dation as a gentleman, a citizen, a public ser vant and in domestic and private life. Let the good be remembered and the rest be buried with him. The Heavy Rain* and the Rising Riven. The great rain storm which has given such an ugly aspect to "sweet May" has been an immensely extended affair, and appears to verify in part oar anticipations of a wet Spring. The extreme and unusually long cold of the past Winter has left the Continent in such a frigid state that now the returning and moist southerly winds of the season are condensed in floods of rain. The process of rapid and large condensation has exhibited itself on suoh a large scale that the Western rivers?the Ohio, Alleghany, Ybughiogheny, Tennessee and others?yesterday were re ported rising rapidly; and the rain belt spread its watery folds over the Western States, the lakes and the entire Atlantic sea board. It is known that the rainfall in the West is generally doubled from March to April and again doubled from April to May. The profusion of rain in the Mississippi Valley and westward gives an appearance of periodicity to the floods of the great rivers. The rivers tributary to the Father of Waters west of its basin have their regular May floods, and at the first opening of Summer they are visited by deluging thunder showers. The streams which take their rise on the east ern slopes of the Rocky Mountains are not in full flood till June. .In 1855 the first fifteen days in that month the Kansas, at Fort Riley, was tremendously swollen, and' Fremont's party suffered heavily in attempting to cross it. On the hundred and fourth meridian, and four thousand feet above the sea, in 1853 Fremont found the South Platte greatly enlarged by melting snows of the mountains as late as July 1. There must be an unusually immense quan tity of ice and snow to be dissolved and find its way to the Mississippi basin within the next six weeks, and we repeat our former warning of danger in the Mississippi Valley. Should this be unhappily realized it may cost the country millions of dollars from the loss of cotton and other crops, to say nothing of other losses to individuals. It is estimated that over thirty millions of acres of prolific soil in the Mississippi basin are, on an annual average, the prey of inundations, which, rush ing through the crevasses, drown the sur rounding country. The inhabitants through this section cannot be too wide awake or too busy in preparing to avert such a calamity. After to-day we may hope for an interval of finer weather aud some of May's radiant charms. Genzral Pobtiixo, of the Spanish army in Cuba, is reported to have refused to resume the command of the troops operating in the Cinco Villas district. If the report is well founded the friends of Cuba Libre will have cause to rejoice, for as it cannot be thought for a moment that the gallant soldier has any objection to the shedding of blood it must be inferred that he sees no prospect of success in another campaign against the patriots. And if the General feels discouraged, what moat be the opinion of the army ? Mmy rMhlwu* So far the month dear to the poet'a mind ha* shown very Little of the merriment and brightness associated with it. and no oppor tunity has been afforded for a display of those bewildering toilets that should bloom a >ou this time. But, rain or shine, no daughter o Eve can be seen in her pew at church to ay with any relics of the Winter styles about her. Woe betide the wearer of a New Year's bon net should she parade its faded glories along the aisle of a fashionable church, flanked on either aide by supercilious high crowns, looped up with olasp and feather, aud low soft crowns, almost hidden in floral drapery. Even the dust gray veils of her Spring sisters would blush at such audacity. No lady can complain of a want of variety in head gear, aud novelties are more numerous than in past years. The favorites of bygone generations, which look down upon us occasionally from mouldy canvas, find themselves suddenly revived for this season only, and flaunted over May suits as novelties. Should the May belle fancy a conservatory of flowers she may carry one on her head and be entirely in fashion. Taste and inclination have as wide a field for selection in the line of dress materials and styles. The rage for trimming is more ex travagant than ever, it being at times no easy matter to know what the original material of a drees consisted of before it was lost in lace, guipure and bands of velvet. The new P?^ naises have become great favorites, and deservedly, for they are very becoming. Some of the street costumes are picturesque enoug 1 to make a painter's mouth water, and graceful in their loops and ruffles. The style of coiffure by which the hair is tortured out of its natural growth to form a sort of nest on the top of the head cannot prevail with ladies of taste. Although extravagance, as usual, enters largely into the details of Spring toilets, yet there is much to admire in the latitude allowed to judgment and good sense. PERSONAL INTELLIGENCE. Assemblyman Smith M. Weed, of Plattsburg. Is at the Fifth Avenue Hotel. Mr. Ellsha Riggs has been elected President o the Washington Club, of Paris. Solicitor General S. F. Phillips has arrived from Washington, at the Metropolitan Hotel. Senator Sargent leaves Washington for California next Wednesday. His family remains Bast. Congressman Clinton L. Merrlam, of Locust Grove. N. Y., Is at the Fifth Avenue Hotel. Judge William Strong, or the United States Su m-nine court, is at the Grand Central Hotel. Judge Noyes, of Vermont, and State Senator Townsend E. Cock, of Jamaica, are at the Sturte VT. A?Howarfl, of Michigan, the Land Commis sioner of the Northern Pacific Railroad, is at the St. Nicholas HoteL . Rev. Joseph Franzloll, of St. Peter's church, Brooklyn, sMled yesterday on the steamship Mosel and will remain In Europe for several months. Dog stealing has come to be a precarious prac tice in London. The police now arrest every one who has the appearance of carrying " pudding hlLPnatorCorbet, of Oregon, and his wire, have left Paris to be absent until September. They will nke up the meantime with travel through Italy and Germany. General George B. Williams, the Japanese Special Financial Agent to the United States and Europe, has been married to Mrs. Nellie Peake, a CaUfornlan lady, in Paris. The Comte de Vernon, a realous archaeologist, has found the heart of Charles VIII. of France en cased in a small leaden box, In the Church of Notre Dame de Celery. General Charles T. Oorham, oar Minister to The nane, is at the St. Nicholas HoteL He Is home on leave of absence, but is said to have no wish to return to his post. Dr. Tholuck, the celebrated Protestant theolo gian, Professor at the University of Halle, Ger many, celebrated, on the 7th ult., the fiftieth annl- i versary of his accession to a professional chair. | Carllsm In Spain is receiving very unexpected support. George H. Butler, our late Consul Gen eral at Cairo, Egypt, and his former Secretary, 1 Major Wadlelgh, are announced to have pledged their "fortunes and sacred honor" (?) to It. A man named Jugltn was the cause of a fierce duel with knives between two women, in a house on the Boulevard de Courcelles. Paris. The oon test occurred on the loth ult., and one of the love maddened was fatally and the other severely wounded. The London Calcraft Is about to suspend his pro fession instead of criminals, and pass the rest of His Ufe in seclusion, sweetened by the cultivation or roses, dahlias and tallps. When he hanged Mrs. Cotton, at Durham, he remarked she was the last on which he should "put a night cap," though he would like to have ended his official life with ap plying his "noble art" to a newspaper reporter. His successor Is to be Robert Plckard Evans, a well-to-do Welsh farmer, who. out of pure love for the "art" of hanging, has assisted Calcraft lor fourteen years. LOUISIANA. Resistance to the Authority of Kellogg Advocated?Men and Artillery Sent to St. Martin's Parish. New Orleans, May 3, 187& Twelve houses on Lafayette and First streets were burned this afternoon. Loss $30,000. During the fire a den of nickel counterfeiters was discovered. A largo quantity of base coin was captured and several arrests were made. The citizens of Iberia parish organized a Tax Resisting Association to-day. Addresses were made by several members of the bar, who offered their services free of charge. Resolutions were adopted endorsing Governor McEnerv, repudiating Governor Kellogg and urging resistance to the col lection of taxes. One hundred Metropolitans, with a piece of artillery, have gone to St. Martinsville, St. Martin's parish, to instal Governor's Kellogg s officers. THE CONGRESSIONAL CONFAB. Preparations to Enlighten the Legis lators?Mayor Brown to Preside. ST. Lorts, May 3, 1873. Forty-throe members of Congress, representing In part the States of Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri, New York, Nebraska, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee ana Wisconsin, have already accepted Invitations to participate in the Congressional Conference which Is to meet here on the 13th Inst. Only six or those invited have so far declined, and they solely because of im portant business engagements. Captain James b. Eaos, Captain W. Gould, Cap tain John A. Scurider aim G. B. Allen have been appointed a special committee to report in detail the wants of the Mississippi Valley most requiring Congressional attention. A request has been received from Now Orleans that each Chamber of Commerce or like organiza tion In the Mississippi Valley be invited to send a delegation to the conference. It has been decided that Joseph Brown, Mayor of this city, shall be President ol the Conference. TO BE HPNO BY THE NECK. Walkkrton, Ont., May 3, 1873. Five prisoners, James Johnson, James Best, Arthur Best, John Kerr and Edward Bohnster, have been tried here for the murder of George Price, in the township of Bruce, on the 17th of March last.. Johnson was found guilty of wilful murder, and sentenced to be hung on the 3d of July next. The others were lonad guilty of manslaughter and sentenced to short terms in the Penitentiary. ANOTHER FIRE IH BOSTON. Boston, May 3,1873. A Ore broke ont at eleven o'clock this evening in the fish caring establishment of Freeman Snow, ; en Snow's wharf, off Federal street. The entire building, containing a large amount of fifth of va rious kinds, was destroyed. The damage is esti mated at from ten thouaaaddoiiara to twelve thou > itaud dollar*. \THE LAVA BEDS. > X. v _ ? General to Surronnd llie\M?docs. THE RECENT BUTCflfiRY. Disgraceful Conduct of a Portion of the Troops. BRAVERY OF THE SURGEONS. Only Two Modoo Indians Killed During the right?Beinforcements Arriring. Lava. Beds, May 1, 1873. No further action hut been taken against the Modocs, and the lessons received by our troops on the 26th ult are fresh in the memo ries of those in command. Nothing will be done for the present, while awaiting tho arrival of the Fourth infantry, now on their way from Little Bock. They will probably arrive at the lava beds about the 17th of thia month, and the additional 500 men will en able General Gillem to surround the enemy and starve them out DESERTION EN FACE OF THE ENEMY. From additional particulars I have gathered relating to the fight of the 26th ult., the great loss of life is mainly attributed to the deser tion of Company E, Twelfth infantry, and some few of the artillery, who, ordered to fell back and hold a bluff in the rear of the troops, to cover their retreat, started falling back, and would probably be falling back still if they had not struck our camp. HOW THE FTOHT WAS LOST. It appears the command had just reached a little sandhill, and were grouped together talking about their trip, when a couple of shots were fired, afterwards followed by four or five more. Captain Thomas and Captai* Wright displayed great coolness, the former ordering Captain Wright to move hia men and to hold a position in the rear, while he sent the artillery to the right to take possession of a breastwork. If these orders had been executed there would have been comparatively slight loss. But the men went straight to camp, and when the officers and non-commissioned officers fell back tt these points, expecting to be oovered, they were MET BT ? MT7BDEB0US FIBE from the Modocs, who had crept round and tiAan possession of the very position that they expected was held by the cowards then on their way to camp. The gallant little band were then entirely surrounded and left AT THE MEBCT OF THE SAVAOBS, who poured in an incessant fire. The Warm Spring Indians, who came up later, were unable to be of much assistance, as they had to keep back to avoid the fire of our own troops. The reinforcement arrived at dark, and, not knowing the country, lay in the rocks until daylight on Sunday, when they proceeded to the relief of the wounded. BBAVEBT OF THE BT7BGEONB. Acting Assistant Surgeon Semig behaved very gallantly, and was wounded while dress ing the wounds of a soldier. Assistant Surgeon McEldery came out with the reinforcements and remained all Sunday and Sunday night with the wounded, aUeviating their sufferings as much as possible. THE BODY OF LIEUTENANT CRANSTON has not yet been found, but there are no hopes of his having escaped. Donald McKay denies that there were four Indians killed, saying there were two scalped and he saw two carried back badly wounded. However, there were only twenty-three Indians engaged in the fight REINFORCEMENTS ARRIVING. General Davis and staff are expected here to-morrow evening. Captains A. Mendenhall and Hasbrouck, with 113 men of the Fourth artillery, arrived yesterday. The wounded are deing well, and receiving the most de voted attention at the hands of Assistant Surgeon Dewitt Ifo F?rtl?er Movement of Troops?Arrivol of General San Francisco, May 3,1873. There has been no further movement or troops In the lava beds. General Davis arrived at General Glllem's head quarters on Friday. WASHINGTON TERRITORY. Indications of Indian Hostility?Gov ernor Ferry Calls ftor Arms? Acting Secretary Robeson's Reply. Washington, May 3,1878. The Secretary of the Interior yesterday received the following; telegram from Governor Ferry, of Washington Territory:? There are strong Indications of hostility among the Indians In this Territory. Emissaries from thar Modocs have probably visited them. The settler* have called upon me for arms. There are none la the Territory. I await instructions. This telegram being referred to the War Depart ment, Acting Secretary Robeson to-day In for me J the secretary of the Interior that nnder the pro visions of the act of 1968 the Territory of Washing tan is entitled to arms to the valne of $20,000 on lta quota for the mliltla, and that the War Department is able to fnrnlsh about 600 stand of arms, wltli equipments and ammunition, to be charged to the quota of the Territory, upon ths requisition of the Governor, either by letter or telegram; but the Acting secretary desires that the Governor should distinctly understand that these arms are to bo' advanced only on the regular allowance of the Ter ritory, and that the general government In no way directs or authorise* any militia operations not In stituted by Its order and under Its direction and control. The substance of the foregoing was to-day tele graphed by secretary Delano to Governor Ferry. ARMY 0RDER3. The Superintendent General of the recruiting service Is directed to forward to Austin, Texas, via the Missouri. Kansas and Texas Railroad, 125 re cruits for assignment to the Tenth Infantry; Cap tain Edward v. Sumner, of tho First cavalry, la ordered to report to Colonel Jeff. C. Davis, Oora taander of the Department of the Columbia, fot duty as Alde-de-Camp; Second 1 .Iontenants Sawyer and Johnson, of tho FtftU cftvilrr. cUtogo plftcos 08 mutual application. *

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