Newspaper of The New York Herald, May 7, 1873, Page 5

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated May 7, 1873 Page 5
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THE LATA BED BATTLE. i Detailed Description of the Fight of April 16, preparations in camp. Tlae M^arch. Out and First Encounter. A BRILLIANT CHARGE. Gallant Conduct of the Troops in Presence of the Enemy. incidents OP THE day. Effect of the Shelling- on the Nerves of the Indians. The Herald Correspondent Under Fire. A Prophecy After the Fight Too Well Fulfilled. Cami> on Lava Beds, April 20, M73. 1,10 ?&fl8icre of April 11 effectually solved the peace problem, ana General Gillcm immediately commenced preparations with a view to surround ing and meting out ttic punislimeut the Modoc* so richly deserved. The duties or the Peace Commis sion were ended, and the Modocs were handed over to the tender mercies of the military. The troops were impatient to be led to the attack, and although those that had figured in the fight of January 17 would rather have met their foes in a different country they were impatient to avenge the murder of their General. On Monday, April 14 General fiillem decided to commence operations on the following1 day, and orders were issued to the company commanders to that effect. The General detet mined that, in order to avoid loss of life, the advance should bs made very slowly, Keeping the men as much as possible under covcr. On Monday afternoon, while walking through the camp, I found the men unusually cheerful, and during the evening Blnging and laughing were heard in every direction. preparations for the attack. It bad been first proposed that the troops from both sides were to advance simultaneously at day break on Tuesday morning, and press lorward until the enemy's fire made it prudent to take shelter. The Warm Spring Indians, seventy-two in number under Donald McKay, a well known half-breed scout, arrived at Colonel Mason's camp on Sunday evening, and they received orders to advance with that command. As the operations in the lava bed could only be conducted on foot they were Instructed to keep their horses on herd at Hospital Rock. On Monday afternoon Colonel Mason re quested and obtained permission to move his line at midnight of that day. so that he might be able to obtain a good position under the cover of night and preserve his men as much as possible from the Ore of the enemy. General Gillom then decided to move two troops of cavalry from our side, with a similar object in view, and also with ttic hopes that they might get under cover unseen by the Modocs, and perhaps be able to flank them if they advanced too far to meet our main line. Ail the troops in the command were ordered to take with them a blanket, overcoat, canteen lull of water loo rounds of ammunition, and three days' cooked rations. breaking CAM P. At twelve o'clock on the night of Monday April 14, the camp at Hospital Rock was quietly broken up, and Colonel Mason moved out with his command and succeeded in talcing up an excellent position without hearing a shot fired. Colonel Mason's command comprised Company c, Twenty flrst infantry, Captain George H. Iiurton; com pany B, Twenty-first infantry, First Lieutenant John M. Boss; Company I, First Lieutenant E. R. lheller; Troop G, First cavalry, Captain It. F Bernard, brevet colonel; Second Lieutenant John G. Kylo; Troop B, First cavalry, Captain James Jack >on, brevet major; First Lieutenant Henry N. Moss Second Lieutenant F. A. Bontelle, and seventy-two Warm Springs, commanded by Donald McKay. The infantry were on the right, the cavalry in the cen tre and tho Warm Spring Indians on the left. Shortly before three A. M. on the morning of Tues day, April 15, the cavalry moved out oi our camD under the command of Captain Perry, brevet colonel. His command comprised Troop K, First cavalry, First Lieutenant Charles C. Cresson, brevet major; Second Lieutenant George R. Bacon ? Troop F, Second Lieutenant W. H. Miller. Colone Perry succeeded in obtaining an excellent position within a mile of the stronghold without firing a i "hot. They threw up some slight breastworks and Jay behind them, awaiung the arrival of the rest of the troops. DMPARTTRK FROM CAMP. The main body of troops left camp about seven A. M. on Tuesday. April 13. The command comprised Battery E, Fourth artillery, Captain M. P. Miller brevet colonel; First Lieutenant Peter Leary Jr ?' Battery M. Capta.n c. B. Throckmorton, brevet miyor; Battery K, Fourth artillery, Second Lieu tenant George M. Harris; Company E, Twelfth m miitry, First Lieutenant Thomas F. Wright, colonel of volunteer*, and Company O, Twelfth infantry ?r.t Lieutenant Charles P. Ea^an. The camp was *Jto?Uer the command of Captain j. a. Trimble ?re?et m^or, with a detaclim mt <.f H Troop. First Hi w??, . *'rs,t , ieulen"t A. m. camp, ma First Lieut,-nant m. K, Gueda*. acting qnar' lermastera, rt'iua : -?i j ?i ( nnp. The ftik.r>tc'ai. NtaMMttf Wider the eomman-i of Assiaiat Surgeon Henry Mt.Eld(>n?, wa* divid. d up as follewsi-As-istant Ikirgeon (Hivui IK Witt, in charge of hospital at Hospita. Hoc*; Artinc Assistant surgeon* J <> Skinner ami F. S. Stlr'Ui- in the field with Colonel Mason'* command; Actina Asaistant Surgeon It Semig In charge of hospital at Major Trim ble a camp, and Assistant Surg' on IL McKl deny and Acting Assistant Surgeon F. ca bamea, m the fleld with Colonel Green's command. Battery A. 1'outtli artillery. Captain Evan Thomas, brevet major; First Lleutenat Alhin F. Ilowe and Fn -t Lieutenant Arthur Cranston dc ta<bnd from hattery M, were left In camp with four coeh.rn mortars. awaiting orders; Second Lieu tenant k. s. Chapln, de1 ached from Battery F fourth artillery, with a detachment from Battery A, was in command of ttic two howitzers In a no anion on colonel Ma?on'a line. The troops mo\< d SLOWLY OfT OF CAlir, with c..ioDei Miller's battery in skirmisinnr order as the advance guard. Major Green, brevet colonel ?J '""n.p.B;e.l -y his aide isrtrr i"t,',uu,t *?* ?r the Forth ' ry. ?nd the Hi-kald corr?'Mjiondent. rzzrx cwiJ"A,? M^or Hindi., sixth c.valryse T,1" tf?n, i rtl: James BockwcII, Flrnt cavalry ' Acmh?'' tienerai. and l ir^t l.ieut. :m? i . . ' j ' ,,nf Acting Signal oiticer. (Mocod*! ' Viruri?' * A|!aI,1M' Witt. Moore was Ac in* "' "c Masons s.de.< The advanc K?Hr ' ( JjTrter, a: five puce, mrcvn ",\\ 'V""' rough, ro? ky ground n.i?H|,,wly over With the He hi oi the martyr-, '< and IV. i)i< ail?. ro?,; ? ; ..m.j jj,,bjr,hcrl?" 'aceu in "lit ,u CAPTAIN JACK'S STROKonOl.n. stumbling over the rock a the ironn> n,i., steadily, ai;,A presentro?Mig m ,, "ri 0,1 I t>.v the right, allowing Batteries K and M and Com panies G'aud E to oe thrown out an skirmishers I in the oruer named, with Company K on the ex treme left. The cavalry were ordered to remain id the position they had taken until farther orders. 'Although we advanced an far as the cavalry line without opposition, the rolls of musketry from ihe other side, mingled with the occasional sharp crack of the Kentucky riile, told a tale of war on Mason's line. The howitzers were also at work, and we could see the shells occasionally burst over the enemy's iorUttofltious, J wa* ON THE EXTREME KK1IIT, with Colonel Miller's battery, and we had the honor ol receiving the first Modoc lire. We had shown ourselves on the top of a small bluff, when live or six bullets went zip, zip past our head*. We all fell on our faces and moved back like crabs, under the shelter of the bluff, and soon the troops on our left were exposed to tire, ana laid down for shelter. The Modocs were In a position some six hundred yards ahead of us, behind a lortlfled pile ol stones, half way up a rocky bluff. Alter a short halt Coionel Miller ordered us to advance again; but instead of moving across the high ground we passed through a hollow to the left, and gained the next rise, about one hundred yards further on. Here the fire became rather warm, and we hugged the rocks pretty closely, as we were under the flro from ahead and another from two or three Indians on our right. Four or Ave men were deployed to the right to try and dislodge the above party, and then Colonel Green came forward and ordered the whole line "FORWARD !'* The troops behaved very well and advanced as tar as the middle of a flat about live hundred yards wide, when they became exposed to a cross-fire and had to lie down In the sage brush for shelter. 1 remained with Colonel Ureen on a rising ground a little in the rear, and covercd bv a large rock?a safeguard which the Colonel disdained to make use 01?as he stood np watching his troops, regardless of the balls that were whizzing around him. Alter the men had rested a little Colonel Green sent bis aid-de-camp, Lieutenant Taylor, to Colonel Miller, with orders to advance the artillery and Infantry, and'take the position held by the Indians. Lien tenant Taylor started off with his message, and shortly afterwards I saw a stir along the Hue, which was followed by a simultaneous dash for ward of the whole lorce. Lieutenant Learv charged In' (advance of Battery E, leading his men, and Lieutenant Esan, on the extreme lelt, rushed for ward with Company E, of the Twelfth infantry. Tom Wright, ou the left centre?a scarred veteran of many Indiau fights?took off Iub hat and checred on Company G. TIIE CnARfiE was one of the moat brilliant events of the (lay, and our troops were soon In possession of the place irom where a few seconds before the Indians had rattled in such hot Are. Lieutenant Euan, while rushing on his men, was, unfortunately, shut through the (if shy part of the left thigh; but even then lie refused to leave his command, and was supported by his men to a shelter under the rocks, where his wants were attended to by the Acting Assistant Surgeon, Cabaneso. I then followed Col onel Green up to where the line was established and Colonel Wright and his men resting, under shelter of a dark and craggy bluff of rocks. His company had escaped without a scratch, bill Lieu tenant Kgan had not been so fortunate, losing one killed and one wounded. Mattery K had also Tost a man severely wounded. Our line having now se cured a strong position, I returned with Colonel Green across the flat to the bHVirs where the cavalry were, and there lotind General Gillein and staff. Tue signal officer. Lieutenant Adams, was seudinK a message to colonel Mason, which, however, had to be st,'iit first to our camp and then across to Lieu tenant Moore on the other side. The message had to take this circuitous route as we had not yet se cured a position from where we could coiuwuui catc directly with Lieutenant Moore. KKJNGING UP THK MOKTAKH. An orderly was shortly afterwards sent back to camp with orders to Major Thomas to brine up the mortars, and in the meanwhile General Gillem and Colonel Green decided to put them in position on the left. As this point was, however, still in pos session of the Modocs, Coionei Perry was ordered to move forward with the cavalry, and, forming bis lelt on the lake shore, pnsh forward and con nect Ids right with Lieutenant Egan's lelt. The two traops moved Off very quietly in single file, halted iu the middle af the flat and extended In skirmishing order at live paces Interval. P troop was on tlu: extreme left., with K troop on the right. They made a magnificent line and charged in splendid order, led by Colonel Perry, Major Crosson and Lieutenants Macon and Miller. Nothing could exceed the cool gallantry displayed by both orti cers and men In this charge, which drove the Modocs. back into their stronghold and connected Lieutenant Egatis' leit with the water. This charge, however, cost K troop one killed and two wonnded, and F troop one killed. The pack train now moved tip, carrying the mortars and ammunition, and Major Thomas was soon busy ar ranging his batterv on the edge of the flat, in the rear of the cavalry line. The Modocs, however, did not let them alone, and kept up a hot Are, which the oillcers and men of battery A stood gal lantly while they were getting the mortars into po sition. Assistant Surgeon McEldeny was bard at work with the wounded at a temporary hospital which he had established on the other side, but us soon as he had disposed 'of the wounded infantry and artillery and sent them on hand litters to the boat to be taken to camp, he moved his position to a sheltered spot under a bluff to the lelt of the mortar trat tery, and gave his attention to the wounded cavalry. The mortar? got to work about five P. M., and soon THE SHELLS r.RUAN TO PLAY the devil with the Modocs. on one occasion we noticed a shell tail In the stronghold, and Imme diately after the explosion some twenty or thirty Indians ran up on top of the rocks, yelling and cursing at a lively rate, one Indian was so mad that he tired his gun off in the air and jumped from rock to rock like a lunatic. We have sincc learned from a si|uaw that a shell fell close to the council Are, and that One-Eyed Jake picked it up and ran towards Sconchin and his nephew. All three com menced biting the shell, and while they were tak ing the edge oil their teeth the shell burst and the Modoc tribe were minus three wairlors. During the day we heard a lively lire from Colonel Mason's command, and when at night I received a despatch from Assistant Surgeon DeWltt, saying they had no casualties, 1 was rather astonished. It appears, however, that Colonel Mason took up his position at night aud held it during the dav, keeping his men under cover. At about half-past seven P. M. I returned to camp with General Gillem and staff. HIKING ROUND TIIR TRAIL ON A I'ACK ML1.E. I)r. McKldeny returnea with me alter he had seen Lieutenant Egan and the other wonnded safe ly in the boat. We left camp shortly alter daybreak, Wednesday meriting, and when I arrived at the line I heard the mortars had been doing consider able execution during the night. On one occasion a shell burst close to one of their flres, and made them so mad that one of the party got up and made a speech in tolerably good English, calling the soldiers all the names his limited Knowledge of the language commanded. Although they were lew, ! It would be hard to excel them In vulgarity and ; profanity. Our men answered back, and hnally some of the Modo::s advanced under cover of the | night., and opened fire on the mortars, bnt Howe's men gave them such a hot reception they retired quicker than they came. Durlug the night. Colonel I Mason advanced Ills command some distance, and at daylight the troops had closed in prctly near I the Modocs. The mortars still kept np AN INCESSANT FIRE, but about ten A. M. had to let up, awaiting the ar rival of some more ammunition. During the morn ing the cavalry advanced their lines considerably, and K troop, led by Major Wesson and Lieutenant Macon, made a brilliant dash and captured an im 1 portant ridge 01 rocks. Colonel Miller keptmovlng to the right in hopes of connecting with the Mann j Springs Indians, who were deployed on Colonel Mason's left, but he could not effect a.iunctlon or l get beyond an immense ravine that appeared to divide the lava bed. About one P. M. Colonel I Miller and eight or nine of his men got cutofftrom . the rest of the line by some Modocs who had got in their rear, but they built up a breastwork of ro"ks | lor cover, aud intended remaining there until dark. At noon the mortar battery was moved up | into a new position on the extreme lelt, just In the rear of Colonel Perry's advance line, and they were soon pitching shells all along the Modoc lortiflcatlons. One of these shells went rather far, and almost close to where Colonel Miller was cntrencbed, forcing him and his nine men to break back and join the line, on their retreat one man was killed and another wounded. The wounded man was carried back behind our lines, but the dead was not recovered uut ' the next dav. During the alternoan C company of the Twenty, tlrst infatitrv, under the command of Captain Hurton, acting on Colonel Mason's right, con nected with K troop, First cavalry, under Colonel Peirv, on our extreme left. This junction gave us Hie water front, and its consummation was hailed by A CHEER TnAT PASSED ALL ALONG TnE LINK. Donald McKay and about twentv of the Warm Spring* Indians, who were trying to connect with our right, were flanked by some Modocs, and one of the Warm Springs, "Boo," was wounded In the fleshy part oi the leg. About three P. M. an order was given by one ol Colonel Green's orderlies "to move by the ipit flank." The men soon began to move along the line, aud before Colonel Green, who immediately saw the mistake, had time to correct it many of the best positions, that had taken some trouble to capture, were given up and the gap to tnc right made wider than ever. The order as sent by Colonel oreen had been "move by the right, flank," and the orderly had carelessly substituted , lelt lor right. The men were soon halted and or dered to hold their positions during the night. I rotuined to camp about seven P. M. A FUSILLADE DURING THE NIGHT. ! During the night we heard a very lively fusillade. 1 and it was kept up pretty well all night. The faet wa* the Modocs were getting thirsty, and made I several attempts to get through our lines to the j water, but were repulsed on every occasion. At one time during the nlgiit a Modoc camoouttoa | point on the right and made a speech, saying:? i ".soldiers good men; Warm Springs good; want no 1 more light." He was saluted, however, with a I volley after abont each three words, and he finally I got mod and cursed the soldiers, saying "He could ! Ink any four of them'" I lelt catnp about seven o'clock A. M., riding with Dr. McBldrrry, and some distance ahead were the General's orderly, Mr. Ticknor, and Mr. Atwfii, a correspondent, of some San Francisco paper*. We rode along quietly round the bend in the lake, and presently arrived at the cluster of rocks where General Gillem ha 1 lak?ji up tils position during the first day's flglit. \vc had then at...ii a thousand yards to ride across a flat to retch the Held hospital, situated uudcr a bluff of rocks behind Colonel Perry's line. We continued riding quietly along, when 1 noticed the General's oidtrJv. who was some two hundred yards ahead, kS'.k?,0;,', r^se ua?*??<"" KONWO ah IP TIIKY HAD A MAD BUI.L AT TUIUR A f u/aI i V Httu wMf.ll'tt but on thi8 occasion he While J was btufrhinZ mt,iler 00 tl,c homestretch, my vt>Ua7Srdtm &? &.vmna8U? display of S'^frS* if." Sw or five bmiiu WOr<l8 k0UI of hlH mouttl lie fore lour S /J'ub" 1l^U1,(\.whi?zlu* hy ??r e??. we both ki? . #J| au<s t'ie I>oetor started, ieadluir his for a mif??? k"? a r'd^ ^ left? I stood cured ?? k , 4 couple more bullets ho? J? ? ?/ he8il?tlon. and. letting go my norse, started ou a ran to get behind the cluster <>r rocks we had just loft. They were about a hundred t hun'Vh!^luul 1 clon t,,,llnk I could have been more than thirteen seconds making the distance ham pered as I was with cartr.d^e box and Sprtn^eld" thMw V^U^ ^(,n,, 1lntcnt,o?B. and crept up helund "? (;rtl?rA?. get a shot at the rid devils o had caused all tlits commotion: but lust aft i was slipping a cartridge In the breach, two fresh leaden nieHscngera-onc so unpleasantly closethat m7 car tingle?changed my tactics so that i made a, flan It movement, left myrear oVn t? the lire of the enemy, and rejoluen the Doctor alter a brilliant dash of some two hundred vards Home oUlcers who had been watch ng nu cvolu tlons, with the aid of a powerful gla"s% terwards acknowledged that I had made "forwards win^??HJu1HiVLUANT.R*TKBAT OF THB ?at. Willi the assistance of the Doctor I nm<i my steed and we made a detour to the leit under low bluffs, und suocoeded in arriving to.iu i.? V i hospital, sale and souud. The boat was just leavi/ig, bound for camp, and in the stern sheets 1 perceived the burly form of the San Knn cisco correspondent, who was returning in order to despatch a special with the full and correct ac connt of the day's light. After tying up my i,0? r sat down alongside of Colonel Wripiit w'ho wws anvi ,?out on tt l)lauk?t with a badly sprained wouderml w^^the1!?^.11' uLMm1, lhu nm'K uu" beh?r B5, when^ne of the Warnffcpri^'fn1 dians, attached to the pack train, cam unhand the ilttlfinlet 'ZlTTo presently?came>r{i? Kg said the same party ha<l Just flred unon two cm zens and killed one of them. The"&?aVi? bringing out four horses to carry the Utters and had Just turned the bend of the lake whSi Modocs flred upon them, killing Hovey and captur 'nJjhoe horses The other man, Watson Z off on a ruu and got safely back to camp. .. AROUND THK MOK'l'AllS. About ten A. M. 1 walked up at the back or thr> lines to the mortar battery, and found General GUlem, Colonel Mason, Colonel (Jreon and a num ber of oiHcers sitting round the mortars discussing the position of affairs, colonel tireen was or the {iJIm uMo(l?cs had deserted the strong lu id and Intended taking to the open country So Modoc was to be seen, and the men were sitUng on the locks along the line, offering some very temnt ing shots, but there was not a gun flreV Abo^ piV/o0r was Ptt88e<J ,rolu our left that the Warm If cre,'L''van?inj'< a"d looking irom a posi tion occupied by colonel Ferry's men, 1 saw some Indians on the other side of Jack's stronghold 5uSvBim'?,'2 J1.,"?' J*'* !n0,l"l "tealtmij- i.ut mKt? fho,? , , DONALD M'KAY, about^x rn..?1?i?re0J1ils ?PP?ar?i?ce, and although about six leet tlnee inches in height and wclahinir about two hundred and thirty pounds, ho Hkfnned Si?* ^ck like a two-vear-old. OnrTines r.on?atli U(lvance, under orders iroin Colonel nan>nr V? ^ ,<!w ,nlnutca the stronghold was i u ^ ',lmid the deafening chccrs of our men and the nng'ng war-whoops of the Wara, s"pnngSn Major tiesson, of Troop K, Kirst cavairv ?n sa?& giss pST^.'iii'r.pApnK"ur ? run MODOC MEDICINE STANnxnn which consisted of a mink skin tied at t'he end of SSraiwa w ssri 7 retreated. General Gillem advane?ii an i ,f?e ttla' was thrown across the rocks ?i Passing over the strougiiold in a Boutli irly direction, tlicy were suddenly flred upon bv i party of ten or twelve Indians some hnudred vmls ahead. Everybody immediately sought cover and the General dropped down Into a bole to his l'ltrlit followed pell-mell by Nigger Bill (Colonel Herrmni'a servant) and UeutenantKyle CmenwnM under cover an.l opened lire on the Indians lorc^ 'Dg them hack from their position. Orders 'wpro now sent by (Jeneral Gillom to Colonel Perrv to ro tun, win rrooi* F aud K to i^S A SCOUT R0TND TUB WESTERN KDUE OP THE LAVA ? BEDS. orders were also sent to Colonel Bernard and Donuid McKay to prepare lor a similar movement ou the eastern side. Colonel Mason was lelt in 1 th^Twentv Mr?tla n*r be,dH with "'roo companies ^ rlcpimi infill infantry, two companies of the I nnn oan ur ba,tcrles Of the Fourth J artillery, with the mortars, as a garrison 1 rp inmtn i wlt'1 General Gillem and staff Jol f ill tte '^r of the cavalry, on the wav wo passed the bou v oI the citizen Hovey. which urp sented a liorribio picture. His entire scaln 'iad Wdtha knife h'f H^?^na<'h B'a^ed across Straus we%??"^dC* ^ ,r0m ',rhlcl, tno 'Shortly after srifivms iu camp I paid a vi^it tn the hospital and found the doctors hard at work " sufferings of the woSd S S3f asasisa"', ? * PBOPHECV TOO WELL FULFILLED. Bernard and Major Jackson with troonq (? and H, of the First cavalry, and the Warm Hurina Indians, left Colonel .Mason's old camp at midniulu and In a southerly direction, with three Xv" ri^ f\Si?n?iUS w ",U(1 w"ere the Modocs had gone Colonel Ferry, Major Trimble and Major Cresson' with Troops 1,11 and K, started at three o'clock on the morning of April 18 on the same errand It is uncertain where the Modocs arc, but 1 feci satis util n 5ev arr w,lere in tho lava beds and we shall he^r of them before long. The Modoc io?s is SicK." 8l!itccl' MUSICAL AND DRAMATIC NOTES. Mr. Bouclcault la finishing his engagement at Booth'* this week with the reproduction of his new play of "Daddy O'Dowd." Mr. Creswick 1b playing nt the Holborn his double impersonations or Benedick and Dogberry in the comdy of "Much Ado About Nothing." David Laurie, of Glasgow, has Jnst sold to a dis tinguished musical amateur in Edinburgh a mag nificent Cremona violin, known as tiie "Sancy Stradvarius," lor the large sum of ?350. The date of the violin is 1713, and it is in pcrlect preserva tion. "Viola Pisani," the new opera by Perelli, founded on Bulwer's story of "Zanonl," and recently pro duced at the Scala, Milan, was a dismal failure. Campanini took part In it; but his voice was husky and uncertain, though in "Lohengrin," a lew days before, he had sung with great purity. A number of admirers of the great tenor Mario have formed a fund, the interest ol which is to be devoted to a Mario Scholarship for young tenors at the Conservatoire de Musique. Mario, being touched by this compliment, has presented to the founders two original fnll-slze paintings, ono of himself as Don Juan, tha other of Glulia Grlsi as Donna Anna. The bnriesciue of "KcDilworth"' was played last night at the Academy of Music by the Lydla Thompson troupe to an audience that, in any theatre reasonably adapted to burlesque, might have appeared a good sized one. In so vast an andltorum as that of the Academy they made a rather poor show, and as the piece is not by any means the raost brilliant of Its class on the stage, the performance went off quite tamely. To-night the company will appear in "Lurline." Verdi, the iaolo adornlo of nis countrymen, has just been the recipient of an extraordinary demon stration from the Neapolitans upon the reproduc tion of "L'Alde" at the San Carlo, and the pro duction of a quartetto, the first in this peculiar style, by the great maestro. The promoter of this step in a new direction is said to be the violinist Pinto, who. In conversation with Verdi (after hav ing taken part in one of Heethoven's quartets) said to him"Maestro, we always pln.v the classic quartotti or the German masters. Why not write one yourself ? Write it here In Naples, that the world may know what wondrous inspiration comes from our glorious sky." Verdi made no reply; but a few days after a half-dozen friends were invited to his hotel, where were assembled the Pintos, violinists; Salvatore, viola, and Giarritlello, vlolon oella. Verdi replied to the questions or the unini tiated, "We're to have a lilt ol music all to our selves, but don't go to sleep.'- Tho quartet was execnted in the best style, Verdi directing, and proved worthy the greatest or modem Italian mas ters. THE HERALD AND IT9 ADVERTISERS. jFrom the Galveston News, Mav 1.] The New Yokk HkkalD one day recently con tained 2,?2J new advertisements, and yet the New York merchants seem to bo doing pretty wed.? The bank acconiftof a merchant who advertises is like the barrel of moal and the cruse or oil that belonged to tho widow of Zerepta?the more he takes out the more remains within. OBITUARY, Oeneral Jose Antonio Pacs. At half-past seven yesterday morning died at his resideuce in this city the celebrated soldier and statesman who was once tho Idolized hero of Soath America. General l'aez waa born In 1791,

in Venezuela, the country in whose hlHtory he ban figured 80 conspicuously, and to whose fame he has contributed so large a share. Hla laurels date back to thesberolc days 01 Bolivar, called the "Liberator," l?y whose side he fought against Spanish oppression. General Paea was a man of the people. He posc from the humble occupation of cattle farmer to tne highest place within the gift of his countrymen. His early years were passed In the dreamy quiet of Spanish America, bnt ere his manhood was attained Venezuela, in common with all the other dependencies of the Spanish Crown, rose in revolt, and in his twenty first year the young cattle farmer enlisted in the military organization raised for the patriotic strug gle which brake out on the lflth of April, 1810. Overwhelming edds on the mother country's side were triumphant at first, and in 1812 the patriot forces were compelled to submit to the Spanlsn forces. Delusive hopes were for a short time entertained by the victors, but their disap pointment was close at hand. I'aez had by this time been promoted te the rank of sergeant of cavalry, ami in 1813, when Ills illustrious country man Ilolivar was threatening tho Spanish army from the New Qrenadlan Ironlier, ho was appointed captain by the Spanish commander, Don A. Tlscar; but he was not to bo won over from tho patriotic cause he had espoused. Making his escape from the loyalists he tied to his native province, where he once more Joined his old commander. In one of the many encounters which ensued the young par tisan was taken prisoner and was actually led out to execution, but escaped by an extraordinary scries of apparent accidcnts. We regret that our space will not permit ns to follow the patriot general through all the varied incidents of his military careor. We must leave his lamous action of Mata de la Mlel, whore lie utterly routed the Spaniard, Lopez, uunarrated. We can scarcely do more than mention his splendid vic tories over La Torre, Morrlllo? generals sent out from Europe with heavy reinforcements?and others, and we must p-iss over lu silence tlie ope rations which he conducted, in connection with Bolivar, from 1810 to tlie year 1821. The arms of Spain were now. however, visibly on tho decline: Venezuela and Now Granada had united themselves In December, lt>19, into one republic under the name of Colombia, and lu IR21 the ilual blow was dealt to the suprem acy of Spain by the wonderful charge,of the British auxiliaries on the Held of Carabobo, under the com mand or patriot generals l'aez and Bolivar. The. Spaniards had l'ortiiled themselves in a position or teariul strength at the entrance or a valley de bouching upon the plain. It was necessary to dis lodge them, and General Paez determined to turn their right by a footpath which was little known. Through this'ravine the British loglon penetrated, losing nearly all their officers, but the result was the defeat and utter rout ot the rovallst forces. l'aez was raised at onoe to the rauk of General-in Chief. The struggle still continued, however, anil it was not until 1830 that Venezuela became an In dependent republic. In 1831 General l'aez was elected tiist President, and at the expiration of his term of office he resigned the cares oi government, and retired into private life. < ne event In General Paez's I lie, which suggests comparison, yet stands in marked contrast with the event that led to General Canby's tragi:; end, cialnis special notice at tho present time. 'Flic following is a condensed account or It taken from a book entitled "Tales and Adventures iu South and Central America, k?v Don Ramon l'aez," a hob ol the illustrious General:? A savage Indian chicf named Clsueros, at the liead of a band numbering 400 Indiaus, waged fierce war against the government of Venezuela. Genera1 l'aez, llnrting It impossible to capture him by force, endeavored to subdue him by gentle dealing. He proposed art interview m whatever place or manner most agreeable to Clsneros. At tirst a downright retusal was returned. Cisneros suspecting treachery, could not comprehend wtiy a man in the position of General l'aez should trust himself among sav ages. A second Invitation was tendered him through some female emissaries, no man venturing to penetrate his camp, aud this time with better results. He consented to the Interview, but with the express condition that the General should find his way alone to the bandits' haunt lu the moun tains. The undertaking wan a most hazardous one, but there was uo help for It. Thither General Paez directed Ills ceurse, notwithstanding the most strenuous apposition on the part of his friends and relatives. A number or gentlemen escorted hlin a* far as the entrance to the forest, where they remained anxiously awaiting the lssae. Following tlie route marKedout In t:ie Instructions sent to him, General J'aez wat'.ed though the forest until he was stopped by a dismal shout from one ol the Indian sentries. The challenge, being sat isfactorily answered, he was directed to pro coed forward. Another shout made him conscious of a long tile or savage soldiers, with guns levelled at his head, onward he went, expecting each mo ment to hoar tho command to fire; but to Ills sur prise not a word more was uttered until he readied the headquarters or tlie chief, whom he not only persuaded to abandon his career of crime, but to disband his <oo Indians. Numerous marks of distinction were bestowed bv Kuropean sovereigns upon the Venezolan hero and patriot. In 1837, William IV. of England sent a magnificent sword to General Paez, and on the blade were Inscribed the following words:?"The gilt of King William the Fourth to General l'aez, as a mark or esteem ror his cnaractcr and lor the dis interested patriotism which has distinguished his gallant and victorious career." in 1843, Louis V'hilllppe, "the Citizen King," conferred upon him the cordon and insignia of the I^eglon of Honor. In lb45 tHcar, King of Sweden, the son of Marshal Bernadotte, honored General Paez with the highest testimonial ofestcem within his power, the "Grand Cross ol the Military Order of the Sword," accom panying the gift with an autograph letter expres sive of high regard and personal esteem. In 183U l'aez was once more elected President, wheu his every effort was devoted to the pros perity of Ids country. Countless reforms wore set on toot, aud in 1843, on his retirement irom oillce, he left a surplus of >3.0)0,000 In the public treasury. Although Importuned to become a candidate for offlce once more, he steadily relnsed, and lent his influence to the election of Jos6T. Monngas, hoping that the ambition of that turbulent conspirator would be satistiod by tlie highest office of the State, and he was consequently elected. But the hopeB ot Paez were not mifllled. Monagaa strove com pletely to revolutionize tho republic, and In 1848 he actually went so far as to coerce tho House of llcp resentatlves into Illegal proceedings. The people of Venezuela looked to Paez. Miudlul of Ills duty, the patriot stood forth to oppose Monagas but lie was overpowered by numbers? the treasury was lu tho hands of the President? and after a brave struggle was taken prisoner, loaded with Irons and sentenced to perpetual exile Alter many months'weary imprisonment lie was escorted, May 2i, 1800, on board the steamer I lbertador and went into exile. In August, 1850, General l'aez arrived in New York, where, with short Intervals of absence, he has made his home over since. In 1858 he wus recalled by the Vene jMi. lan people and government. The United States nlaced two steamers at his disposal for the purpose of conveying him back to his native country. There he remained, however, only six months, being in duced to leave on account of the Jeal ousies of the temporary ruler. General Castro He returned to New York. Soon after < Hsiro was deposed, and General Paez again re called He obeyed the summons ol his people, aud remained three years In Venezuela, during which time he by universal request, assumed dictatorial ilowers' as a constitutional government was im possible in a country utterly demoralized and dis tracted by civil war. Finding that he could not make peace among the contending factions he left iim mtive country, never more to return, and once more took up Ids residence In New ^ ork, where he >i-IU remained ever since. lie has passed his late veurs in exile lu attentive study of otlr Institu tions and in trlendly Intercourse with onr citizens, l'n to the day of his death he preserved a vigoious mind and took a lively Interest in passing events. in personal appearance General l'aez was of the medium height. Though eighty-four years old, ho looked oniv a lew days berore his death robust and healthv. He Had a bold, rrank, expressive face, ami' was in manner exceedingly modest and grace ful i moving up to his death a handsome pension irom the grateful governments of Colombia and I Venezuela, lie was tree Irom pecuniary cares He leaves two sons and three daughters. One of the former Don IlimonPaez, has shared his exile In tn? country; the others are living In Venezuela. , The remains of the deceased patriot will be em bafmed to.(lay un<1 deposited In a vault pending their return to his native land, which will un donhtedlv claim the ashes of il?- illustrious war nor, who may be justly called the W ashington o? Venezuela. Captain O-orffe C. Stoaffrr. The subject of this notice <lie<l Inst evening at his resilience in Brooklyn. Ho was born in Saltimoro on April 22,1*22. Aa commander of the ship Ant arctic Captain Stouffer acquired a litfrli reputation for courage and noble disinterestedness. He wag tne principal rescuer of the ill-fated steamer Han Francisco, for whicn he has been tHe recipient of several inai ks of distinction, such as a Hold medal voted by Congress, Und two other medals awarded bv the cities of New York an<l Pnlladelpbla. He commanded in succession the shim Antarctic, Tri mountain, Polar Star and William Tapseott. The merchant s-rvre iosen in Captain Siouffcr u brave and Bkiliui officer. The Knrl of /.rllnnd. The Ripht Honorable Thomas Duntlas, Earl of Zetland, died in Fniflatid yesterday, fie wan sev enty-eight years of age, having been bom iu ;hc year 1796. He wan the eldest son or Lawrence, the first 1-arl or Zetland, by his wife Harriet, daughter o ohn Hale. Lord Zetland succeeded to the Ear SMS.10.,83ft He married Sophia Jane danir/i tlio voarKm6 8irr ,,e(11wort'1 Williamson, rinrt, in member ironi kii>hmVnJfth0 ,I,?UHC of Com,llo?s as and asiTvVJom ",0 VPar 1HIS 'oi?0, again for rSurK irom ,sau to 1N.'M, ari<i when Karl or /niand to l830' He masons 01 England ?!wi /!??& Master ot 'he Free, esteemed for his dfjn .? 1. ? <,!l'!,u',ty WllH vastly throphy. He was t.afm,, rtr i bearinK unu philan tlio JUBtabU<jhed Church? clerical livings in THE MU&DER0U3 SOMNAMBULIST. Examination ot the ?oy . ,, iz'rzr1"-*" - -~u.' ?..?pc?M ??,! j?, ? E?t? *?*> ootMiij Bmanon at on the 16th ol last month, an account of which an peared in the Hbbald or the iflth, has to-day been examined beioro Geo. K. Hodgdon, magistrate at the Congregational meeting house in Candla. Mr Jno. S. 11. Prink, county solicitor, appeared lor the State, and Judge David Cross, or Manchester, for the dclence. At the opening Mr. Prink stated that the investigation was, iirst, lor the purpose of ascertaining whether or not the Pitts boy was the person who committed tho deed, aud then whether or not he was responsible lor the acl. Some twenty witnesses were examined, and. among others, experts. The testimony although circum stantial, shows conclusively that Pitta, alter going to bed on the night spoken or, got up, took an axo and backless chair, walked through the mud nearly a mile, went into the windows of a house wherein he had never been belore, passed through several the bedroom wherein the Emerson bov was itHktp aud horribly chopped him up then lei? s as sis' sss preme Judicial Court, anu hoXnui i ^ without BCthuK a spit on'btedi:uponhhim "imd j iiijm . 13, i ne ntts hoy refcuriiei in rnu-oii wi?k cover. ' tt'Hl U'? fcmei'80u Oo> will probably ru NOVA SCOTIA. Drpartnre of Lieutenant General Doyle from Halirax-Dtmonilralion by the People. Halifax. May ?, i87n. Die departure or Lieutenant General Doyle from tills province to-day was the occasion or a very en tlMistastic demonstration on the part or the citizens who turned out in rorce to see him embark on board tho Allan steamer Hibernian. The day was observed as a holiday, business was suspended for a lew hours, tho schools were closed and from an early hour the streets were thronged with people. An extensive display or bunting was made from houses aud from shipping. Three battalions or troops lined the streets for the distance or a mile, through wnich the General passed to the Dock Yard, where the embarkation took place. At hair-past eleven o'clock, all tho arrangements being completed, the General, dressed in a very plain civilian's suit, and accompanied by Lieutenant General O'Grady Haley, the new Commander-ln-Chlet, took his seat in an open barouche, and was driven to the Dock Yard. As he passed through the two lines or citi zen soldiery their bauds played the national anthem, and the men presented arms, the citi /.ens who crowded the sidewalks cheering lustily Arriving at the Dock Yard, where some m If; I?Te s,ln<' People were assembled, thi? Gen eral was received by tho guard 01 honor of km men rom the Klghty-seveSth Irish pSKs Tim In!? ? ?r regiment were on holiday leave and were present to give a nartincr che#?r tn rnferr?lcil them around him, he rnpnB ? K'oHous history oi the corps, and expressed the hope that they would always retain unsullied the high reputation for bravery and discipline the regiment had won on many a hard-fought field. At the conclusion of his remarks the soldiers gave him three times three \hJ- tugboat (Johah came alongside ol the jetty, ami General Dojly then stepped on board Jrii'tiiiu inni iHiHtalT nu<l 11 nu,al>er 01 his personal' irtn.aafv,11 KIu.?,lg 8eve,il1 ecclesiastical and pro vlncial celebrities. As the tug moved oil" from the whair into the stream, wheie t.lic Hibernian was already waiting, cheer after cheer rent the air "Ani 11", ''LayillK, "St* Patrick's Day" and Auld Lang Hyne. The General, with a jjfj. ^"(* 'aKt *shake of hands all round ascended the steamer's frungway and rcitchnri the deck, salutes befitting Ills rank belching lorth ^ wi ''atterles. The lilbcruian then steamed slowly out ef port, the citizens assembled on the wharves greeting the departing vessel and her distinguished voyager with vivas and wavlnir or ffonfi h General Doyle was a genial old )v oso Protracted stay among the Nova Scotians had caused him to be looked upon as a permanent resident. The citizens have during the last lew days vied with each other in giving ex presslon to the esteem and respect entertained for him. Hoth as flovernor and General he wa3 de , servedly popular, and seldom has it been the good 1 lor tune ror a British oillcer to carry away from the shores or Nova Scotia so many tributes of a people s affection as fell to the lot 01 General THE ATLANTKTWBECg. Main Part ot the Hall Considerably Shaken. Halifax, May 6, 1873. The Atlantic wreck, no longer staunch, but shaken by the blast or powder, is being daily broken up by the action of tho sea. on Sunday the main part of the hull was considerably broken, and the bow part was driven up inside the rock. Captain Williams arrived from the wreck this afternoon. The wreck has fallen in, and nothing of the vessel can be seen above water. Pourteen bodies were recovered on Sunday and yesterday; they were taken out of the kelp, neur the wreck. This makes 3UI bodies recovered. Very little valuables were found on the bodies, which were very much dis figured. Three arrivals to-dav brought up several cases or machinery (r) anu clothing, which were found floating oir. It is thought that the blowlnr up of the ship was Injudicious, ami not much more property will be recovered. : THE DOMINION PARLIAMENT, Debate on England's Concessions to America. Ottawa, Canada, May 6, 1873. In the nonunion Parliament lust night Mr. Blake moved the appointment or a committee to consider certain resolution* for an address to her Majesty praylnglthat she will t>e graciously pleased to direct that Canada shall be consulted before any conces sion or her rights be made in future, and to dlreut that such steps be taken an will in Her Majesty's jndgment bo the best calculated to procure the concession to British subjects of the tree navi gation of the Columbia Itivcr. He supported his motion at considerable length. The Hon. Mr. Tapper followed in a speech, which he concluded by moving an amendment that It la not to the advantage of the Dominion to reopen at this time a discussion on the various matters settled by the treaty of Washington After a very long debate a division took n!acc at midnight, when Mr. ilia lie's motion wuh deicmed by a majority of twenty-five, and Mr. rapper's amendment was carried. THE DEVELOPMENT OF GEORGIA. Home, G'a., May 6, 1S73. At n citizens' meeting to-day the Mayor and city Council wore appointed a committee to extend tlie hospitality of the city to Governor Smith and guests upon their arrival here on an antlclutfted trip down tlie Coosa Klver in the Interest of the Great W estern Canal. The Governors of all the fcouihcrn and Western States are expected. CALIFORNIA. Trials of >Iri. Fnir?Short 9?ntrncc for Stsn*lsa^ht?r, San Francisco, May 5,1373. Laura 1). Fair has instituted a stilt against the lessees of 1'latt's Hall to recover damages fur their refusal to pe rmit Her to lecture on "Wolves in tho Fold." A t oy named John Sampson pleaded guilty to manslaught. r In killing John Wilson, ;ind has been sentenced tw be imprisoned ftr one day m V!ie state I'rison, THE MAYOR'S IOfflNATIOHS. The Situation About the City Hall?The Mayor Thinks the Aldermen Have a Perfect Bight to Inquire Into the Nomination* if They Want to?Putting Up a Job on Koch and Kehr. Th"rc was a tremendous rush of office seekers and "rceommendcis," and "advisers," and med dlesome politicians at the door of Mayor Have meyer's office yesterday, and there was perhaps a dozen gentlemen besides whom the Mayor was pleased to soc. Willi the latter small class he could have confidential and honest conference, and with the other and larger array he could have nothing, for they wanted it all themselves. The rush was as groat, though not so continuous, as on Monday, and embraced about the same class of people. Politicians of tho professional kind were there who think tho city cannot, get along without: them, and would like to consider themselves as o! the hereditary govornment; men who have never been in politics at all, but think they would like to TRY IT AWHILE just now, and others who didn't want anything for themselves, but would like to "do something fer a friend." An hour to wait in the nute-room, before an opportunity for conference with His Honor, Is no uncommon thing for visitors to the Mayor in these (lays, so overrun is he by callers; and, not unlrequeutlv, there are as many as half a dozen in his room and a dozen and a hair outside, waiting to bo called in. The way cards fly Into Mayor Havemeyer's room would astonish 1'rcsident Crant on a reception day at the White House. There was comparatively little uewa to be gleaned about the City Hall yesterday. Nothing more could be learned in relation to the coming nominations, and very little further in regard to ( hone already sent in, but not yet acted upon. Bomu or THE ALDKRVKN STILL TALK "UGLY" about the Mayor's "disrespect" in not conanlting them in regard to his nominations, for they would like to lie considered somebody; but they forget that the law authorizes the Mayor to "nominate" and the Aldermen to "confirm" (or, bv implication, to reject) appointments. There was one particu lar subject which worried them, and that was the nomination of John Wheeler for President of tha Tux Commission. They object to that individual strenuously, but make no special charge agaiust him beyona saying that he has flopped over in poli tics once or twice; that "lie lias never done any* thing in public llle to entitle him to the ofllce, or, indeed, to any pubUo recognition or proferment;'* and i lien they say, too, that his confirmation will make the entire Board of Apportionment democratic! without a vestige of rcoognition of tho repnidican* element in its composition. The Mayor, Comp troller and President ol tlie Hoard of Tax Commis sioners constitute the Board of Apportionment, and the republicans at least think they should be represented, even if only by a powerless minority, in that potent body. Tin: FTNNTEST HUMOR was to the effect that it is the Intention of the Mayor's supporters in tho Board ol Aldermen to endeavor to force action on the nomination of lionrv Olpussen for Alderman, to fill the vacancy vice i'eter titlsey deceused, at the meeting ef the Board to-morrow. The vote to lav the nomina tions over ou Monday last, was h to fl, Aldermen Koch and Kehr voting in thu affirmative. To-morrow, It is said, the minority Will try to draw out a vote on Claossen so as to put Messrs. Koch and Kehr in the peculiar predica ment with their flermaln constituents of voting ngainst Claoctsen, who is also a German, or of con firming liirn. If they vote with the six who aro understood to be in harmony with Mayor Have? ineyer the Mayor giiiim another supporter in the Board, which will make seven, and Messrs Koclt and Kehr will need to be very adroit in voting on the subsequent nominations. If tiiey vote atralnst the nominees it may, perhaps, ho inferred that they display A NATIONAL PARTIALITY. Unkind people wtflild say, "They voted for Ulaus sen because he Is a Dutchman, and now they see objections to confirming 01 tier nominees, probably because they are not, of tho same stock." So it will bo seen the situation Is becoming unite pecu liar. A report prevailed also, yesterday, to tho eil'ect thai a compromise had been effected, and that all the nominations will be rushed through in good style on Thursday and subsequent ciays, In cou-*e quence of certain recognitions made to the Aider men. In conversation with a Herald reporter yester day, Mayor Ilaverneyer said, in answer to ques tion.- :?"Those who have made objections to my nomination, of Mr. Wheeler have no particular ground of objection?at least tliey do not, a? I i.u derstand, make it public?that is, their real objec !'<>;? i know what it Is; they don't want luni to go on the Itoiud of Apportionment, and they must havo some excuse. So far, however, I do not see any reason to anticipate any feeling of hostility on the part of the board of Aldermen, if I wero a member of the Board and a name was submitted to me of which 1 knew nothing, I SHOULD Lint TIME to inquire into the candidate's record, ability and character, and 1 am perfectly satisfied that tho Aldermen should have tho privilege I would asK for myself, Of conrso there are cases where con firmation migliL lolloiv immediately upon tho names being submitted in a case where the nomi nees were ail well known and unobjectionable men. If Andrew Jackson was living and whs nominated for town constable or something of that sort, I suppesc there would be no risK in curred in confirming the nomination on sight. I don't suppose anybody would question his fitness and qualification to discharge the duties of the position honestly and efficiently. Ilut it a wholly unknown man were nominated at tho same time f suppose there would be no harm in homing the names over until something could be learned of the unknown enndidate's abilities. That's all there Is in it, I think." CLEANSING BROADWAY. All the (-ambling Den* In th? Precinct Cloned Last Night by the Po ller. Captain Byrnes, of the Fifteenth precinct police, went with a number of officers in civilians' dress to the gambling house In Eighth street kept by Mi chael Murray last night to arrest all tho parties to be Ibunil on the premises: but when lt? got there the house was closed, aud none or the usual signs of business were apparent. He then turned down Broadway with the intention of visiting the ether faro dens in his district; bnt the proprietors orall the places had received notice of his movements from some quarter, .and thej also had shut their doors. The noise of such an unlooked for event spread rapidly, and for somo time during the early part of the evening eager crowds of newsmongers gathered about the gam bling hells discussing th" affair. The warrant upon which Captain Byrnes pro ceeded was granted by a magistrate at Jefferson Market upon complaint of a young man, who stated he had lost ?ift at Murray's game, and who was refused the money when he asked to have If. returned to him. This man called first oa Captain Byrnes and told his story. He was directed to the magistrate as tno proper authority. Instead of going to Court he went to the gamblers and tried to compromise with them, bur failing, he went to Captain Byrnes, and finally to Court. The tu agist rate -sent for Cap tain Byrnes yesterday aud placed the warrant in his hands, lie then Informed the .superintendent of l'ollceol the matter and was ttiveu instructions to execute the warrant and afterwards to shut up all the places oi tne same kind In his pre cinct. The Captain started to carry out these ?rders, but some one acquainted with the move ments of the police Informed the gamblers, and tho result was the shutting up of the houses beiore tha anthorltlcs had an opportunity to make the arresis. Tho Courts generally nuke a great show or virtuous indignation when cases or tills kind are brought before them; but there are alwuysconvenient people about tnem ready to carry the news to the offending parties for wry trifling considerations. Htnrnbling-blocks of this kind aiu being constantly thrown in the waj of the police when they endeavor to break up these dens, and the gainolers continue to flourish In the race or all opposition. A great many people naturally consider the police aro either leagued with the proprretors of these places or are so interested that they wink at their pro ceedings. In some cases these suspicions havo some foundation, for if they did not the owners of tue hells would never dure to carry on tnelr plun dering business so openly. It Is lot, however, to subordinate officers they look for protection, but to those in power, whose beck Is sufficient to keep unruly hands off. The attaches and hang ers-on of tho eight places shut up last night made themselves scarce as quickly a* possible when thejr heard of the police, aud ll Is to lie hoped they will contiune in the same wholesome dread 01 the law for some time to come. Captain Byrnes stivs that, now the houses are closed, he will se? tl.f.t they are not opeued again lu his district; and there Is no doubt tli.it he will keep his word. Tho prospect of get'lng rid of this intolerable nntsawe is a pleasant one for all respectable people, though it does bring dismay into the ranks of the lounging cormorant*. OHIO GENERAL ASSEMBLY ADJOURNED, Con'MBrs, May 6, 1871 The General Assembly adjourned Bine morning, huving been In session las days, during which time 1U3 general aud U7 locallaws w?i? cnucteu,

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