Newspaper of The New York Herald, May 8, 1873, Page 6

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NEW YORK IIERAJLD BROADWAY AND ANN STREET. JAMES GORDON BENNETT, PROPRIETOR. XXXVIII No. 148 AKUSE1EMTS THIS EVENING. UNION SQUARE THEATRE, Union sqnare. near Broadway.?rmou Fboo WALLACE'S THEATRE, Broadway and Thirteenth Street.?Tub Suoibb's Labt Shilling. GRAND OPERA HOUSE. Twenty-third ?t. and Eighth av.?UOHTB CB18TO. BOOTH'S THEATRE. Twenty-third street, corner Sixth ?venue.?Daddy O'Dowp. THEATRE COMlgUE, No. 61i Broadway ? Dbaiia, Bubuuqub and <>mo. ACADEMY OF MUSIC, Fourteenth street?Robi* Hood. __ 8T. JAMES' THEATRE, Broadwsy and 280i st? McBtoy'8 Nicw Hibkbkicow. BOWERY TnEATRE, Bowery.?CLAuna Dotal?Th? Ibisb Emigrant, Ac. NEW FIFTH AVENUE THEATRE. 728and 780 Broad way.? Ditobcb. WOOD'S MUSEUM. Broadway, rorner Thirtieth it? Willt Bbillt. Afternoon and evening. OERMANIA THEATRE, Fourteenth street, near Third ?venue.?Dab miftpwoifiit. ATHENEUM. 685 Broadway.?Gband Vabibtt Ektbb *A1NM?NT. NIFLO'8 GARDEN. Broadway, between Prince and Houston sU.?Axbabl; Ob. Tub Maoio Charm. OLYMPIC THEATRE. Broadway, between Houston and Bloecker street?Homftt Doarrr. MRS. F. B. CONWAY'S BROOKLYN THEATRE. Ukdbb tbb Gaslight. TONY PASTOR'S OPERA HOUSE. No. 201 Bowery.? VaBIBTT EtnXKTAlNMiKT BRYANT'S OPERA HOUSE, Twenty-third at. corner fth av.-Nv.GJio Minstrelsy, Ac Matinee at 1 NEW YORK MUSEUM OF ANATOMY, 618Broadway. Fcixncx and Art. TRIPLE SHEET. New York, Thursday, May 8, 1873. THE NEWS OF YESTERDAY. To-Day's Contents of the Herald. ?THE DEATH OF CHIEF JUSTICE CHASE! ANOTHER OP THE GREAT LIGHTS OP TOE NATION REMOVED"?LEADING EDITORIAL ARTICLE?Sixth Page. ANOTHER EMINENT AMERICAN GONE! CHIEF JUSTICE SALMON P. CHASE, OF OHIO, SUDDENLY DIES OF APOPLEXY! AT TENDED BY GRIEF-STRICKEN RELATIVES AND FRIENDS TO THE LAST! HIS OBSE QUIES! LYING IN STATE! THE SUCCES SION! THE NATION MOURNING ITS GREAT LOSS?Third I'agb. LOUISIANA IN REVOLT! A BATTLE AT ST. MARTINSVILLE! ATTEMPTED ASSASSI NATION OF GOVERNOR KELLOGG! NEW ORLEANS INTENSELY AGITATED I A RIOT TO BE SUPPRESSED AT ALL HAZARDS sevento Page. FORTH CAROLINA SWEPT BY A TERRIFIC HURRICANE! EXTRAORDINARY DEVAS TATION! WONDERFUL ESCAPES?Seventh Page. THE WAR IN CHINA! A REBEL STRONGHOLD CAPTURED BY THE IMPERIAL FORCES-. IMPORTANT TELEGRAPHIC NEWS?SEVENTH Page. CARLIST DEFEATS! SPANISH POLITICIANS PRESENT IN THE PORTUGUESE CAPITAlr Sbventh Paob. HEALTH OF THE HOLY FATHER! HIS CON DITION STILL DOUBTFUL?THE VIENNA WORLD'S FaHi?Seventh Page. SIX AUSTRIAN RAILWAY PASSENGER CAR RIAGES WRECKED I TWENTY-ONE PER SONS KILLED AND FORTY MAIMED? Seventh Page. DENIAL OF THE KHIVAN SURRENDER NEWS! THE "NORD," THE RUSSIAN ORGAN IN BRUSSELS, SAYS THE KHAN HAS RE LEASED PRISONERS, BUT WILL NOT SUR RENDER?Seventh Paob. A POLICE STRIKE IMMINENT IN THE IRISH CAPITAL?AN ACHEEN WAR BILL PRE SENTED TO THE DUTCH CHAMBER OF DEPUTIES?Seventh Paob. gIR BARTLE FRERE TO RETURN IMMEDIATELY TO ENGLAND! THE OBJECTS OF THE EXPEDITION?THE CHESTER (ENGLAND) RACES?Seventh Page. NO DAY FIXED BY THE LEGISLATURE FOR FINAL ADJOURNMENT ! THE SENATE PASSES THE CHARTER SUPPLEMENT AND THE NEW POLICE BILL?Tenth Page. OAKES AMES SLOWLY SINKING INTO THE GRAVE! THE DIAGNOSIS OF THE DIS EASE! HIS FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS GATHERING AROUND THE DEATHBED? Tenth Page. BTOKES' MOTION FOR A NEW TRIAL DENIED! THE SUPREME COURT JUDGES A UNIT IN THE DECISION! JUDGE FANCHEK DELIV ERS THE OPINION! STOKES OUTWARDLY INDIFFERENT?Focbth Page. Thb Reform Movement in Enoland.?In the House of Commons on Tuesday night Sir Charles Dilke moved a resolution to the effect that, in the opinion of the House, it was desirable to redress the inequalities in the dis tribution of political power in the United Kingdom. In the opinion of the radical Baronet "the time for tinkering had gone by, and a complete and thorough revision was the only remedy." The motion of Sir Charles, although it led to something like a debate, did not command the approval of the House. The figures produced by Sir Charles, and by others who spoke in favor of the resolution, show that there is much room for improvement in the distribution of seats. Mr. Gladstone settled the question and determined the vote, which was subsequently taken, by a few pointed re marks. He acknowledged the force of the reasons on which the motion was based, but he could not support it. He was not opposed to a redistribution of scats, but he did not feel that the case was urgent The whole question would have to be dealt with in a broad and comprehensive measure ; but as this was the last year of the present Parliament it was impossible fully to consider and satisfactorily to settle a question of so much importance. It was not his belief that such a measure was demanded by the public at present The voto showed that Mr. Gladstone rightly understood the temper of the House ; for the motion was negatived by 268 as against 77. In the present House of Commons, therefore, there is but small chance (or the reformers of the Dilke and Bradlaugh And Odger type. For the present the British people seem to think they have had enough of reform. In the next House of Commons, should Mr. Gladstone be in powsr, it is not impossible that he himself may attempt, with y j^sppcts of success, the settlement of < t/hRation of the redistribution of seats. ^lftj^Mk beiet with wany difficulties, and it Squires a mind of his grasp to undertake it to insure success. The Death or Chief JTnatlee CH??e? Another or the Great Light* of the Nation Removed. Another of oar most distinguished states men and jurists, another of tho great political lights of the nation, has been removed. Sal mon P. Chose, Chief Justice of the United States, in the sixty-sixth year of his age, died in this city yesterday morning, somewhat sud denly, and to the surprise of this community, for it wiis here the general impression that his failing strength for a year or two past had of | lato been sufficiently reinstated to promise | him yet many years in tho prolongation of his invaluable public services. On Saturday he came to this city from Washington, apparently in perfect health; on Sunday he rode out with some friends through our Central Park, and highly enjoyed the recreation. On Mon day he walked down town with the elasticity and cheerfulness of a vigorous man of fifty ; but in the evening tho shock came, and in the morning all that remained of tho stately pres ence of our Chief Justice was a lifeless form of clay. On the 14th of this month, we understand, he had contemplated, with ex Governor Oilpin, of Colorado, a pleasure trip to that Territory and a stay of a month or two in the salubrious and health-giving air of those lofty inland mountains and mountain valleys. But short as was the last warning of his impending summons we are assured that he was fully prepared to meet it, and that as a man and a Christian his death was the crown ing glory of his life. We Bhall not enter here into a recapitulation of the many conspicuous events and historical landmarks of the long and eminently distin guished,public career of our deceased Chief Justice. For these interesting details we refer our readers to the comprehensive sketch of the great man's career which we give elsewhere in these columns. But in the associations, the bearings and the far-reaching consequences of the lead ing idoas and enterprises of this great man's public life there is so much of attractive matter to the political historian that we cannot forego some passing observations thereon. Tho initial landmark from which wo may trace the whole active political career of Salmon P. Chase was established in that famous case in Cincinnati, in 1837, of a colored woman claimed as a slave, in which the young lawyer appeared in behalf of the poor slave?an undertaking which was so un popular and unpromising at that day that it was regarded as the essence of folly or fanati cism. But Chase had seized the grand idea of equal rights, and while, from his legal training under William Wirt, his mind had been anchored on the constitution, he saw that, within the pale of the constitution as it was, there were metes and bounds to the conces sions made to slavery, and to these he had re solved to hold the "peculiar institution." Hence, in defending this helpless slave woman, I he pleaded that the constitution gave no authority to Congress to impose or confer power in fugitive slave cases on State magis trates?a legal point upon which, years after, he was sustained by the supreme judicial authority of the country. In this initial slave case we have, then, the active beginning and tho keynote of the political life of Salmon P. Chase. We have here that well-considered and deliberately adopted first overt act which, down to the fourteenth amendment, gavo color, shape and purpose to the political course of this courageous adventurer into the forbidden ground of slavery. J Having chosen his line of political action, we find him next the powerful leader in the or ganization in Ohio of the "liberty party," the party which, in 1844, under tho flag of Birney, carried off in New York the whig anti-slavery balance of power from Henry Clay, thus giv ing this State to Polk and electing him Presi dent Clay had not answered on the question of the proposed annexation of Texas as a I slave State to the satisfaction of tho abolition ists. Polk was the slaveholders' champion, and so the liberty party, mainly directed by Chase, voted for Birney. The results were: first, the election of Polk; next, the annexation of Texas as a slave State; next, the Mexican war; and next, under the active leading mind I of Chase, among others, the organization of the "free soil party," a new anti-slavery move ment against the extension of slavery into tho free territories acquired from Mexico in our treaty of peaco with that country. In 1848, with the ticket of Martin Van Buren and Charles Francis Adams, this free soil party, carrying off the right wing of tho New York democracy, gavo tho Stato to Taylor, and elected him President?tho same pro cess of cutting in by this third party by which Clay was defeated in '44. We next find Chase in tho United States Senate, with the forlorn hope of tho free soil party in that body, battling first against tho Compromise measures of Clay (1850), which included the Fugitive Slave law; next we find him as bravely dispnting the Kansas-Nebraska bill, the kernel of which was a plan for a new slave State in Kansas, in violation of one of tho Missouri compacts, which had been retained in Clay's ' compromises. From this Kansas-Nebraska bill of squatter sovereignty, and in the so-called border ruffian war between pro-slavery and anti-slavery settlers in the Territory, was given to the country the gloomy overture of our groat Southern rebellion. We were thrown upon the verge of this frightful abyss with the dis ruption of the democratic party at Charles ton in I860? the cotton States straightened themselv es on secession for the fatal plunge with the election of Lincoln, and on his in auguration, in 1861, he was confronted by a Southern Confederacy, organized for peace or war with the United States on the ultimatum of Southern independence. Through all this period of a superheated agitation of the slavery question, culminating in civil war, we find Chase, at Washington or in Ohio, in the front rank of tho anti-slavory propaganda, with Seward, Sumner, Wado, Hale and their small, but powerful and steadily advancing and increasing party, in Congress. In the Chicago Convention of 18G0 Chase, after Seward and Lincoln, in the outset stood next as the probable nominee for the republican party. The votes of tho Convention, until Lincoln took the lead, were divided between . ownrd, Lincoln, Chaee, Cameron and Bates. In the original formation of his Cabinet, con sidering the importance of harmony in his party camps, Lincoln adopted the bold idea of making a Cabinet of his Chicago competitors Chase, Seward and others-for tho Pr.si fflcy. But this arrangement waa soon broken by soveral changes, including Stanton for the War Office in place of Cameron. Then, with St)ward as Secretary of State, Chase as the head of the Treasury and Stanton in the War Office, Lincoln, that earnest and steadfast champion of the Union, was founded on a rock. In Seward ho had the cool and skilful diplomatist which the crisis required to avoid a threatened warlike entanglement with England and France ; in Stanton's won derful abilities in providing for and managing a million of men in the field he had the very man he wanted for the stupendous mass of work assigned him and its appalling compli cations. But, as the Great Frederick ex pressed it, "an army is like a serpent, for it moves upon its belly and without the indis pensable sinews of war wo could not have raised the soldiers required to extinguish the Southern Confederacy. In providing the ways and moans for raising, equipping and maintaining a million?yea, eleven hundred thousand fighting men?in addition to a gigan tic navy and a costly civil list during the four years of our great rebellion, the sagacity and the comprehensive talents displayed by Chase in his department will fully comport) with the amazing capabilities of Stanton in pushing on the war, or the masterly diplomacy of So ward in maintaining peace. Taking up here the broken thread of the Presidential aspirations and movements of our lato Chief Justice, it may be said that if he was not disappointed in 1860 he was in 18G4. and most keenly disappointed in 1868. In these misfortunes?if tLey may so be called? he belongs to that unnumbered multitude of Presidential aspirants of which Clay, Calhoun, Webster, Cass and Douglas have occupied the front rank. But in 1868 the failure of the Chief Justice to secure the democratic nomi nation was less a misfortune to himself than to the democratic party. He had discovered that the time had come for a new departure for this oft-defeated but still powerful and energetic party; that the issues of the war were virtually settled, and that the fulfilment of his grand idea of equal rights, after thirty years of unflinching and zealous labor on his part, left him at full liberty to enter into a new jiarty organization looking to those other great ideas of State rights and free trade. But the democratic party, with the old pro-slavery film still befogging its vision, failed to perceive the advantages in 1868 of the "now departure" suggested under the Presidential standard of Mr. Chase, and so the golden opportunity was lost The adventure under Greeley and Brown, in 1872, was not only too lato, but too abrupt and too violent and extreme as a democratic change of base, and honce its disastrous collapse. Considered as statesman or politician, finan cier or jurist, or in all these capacities to gether, the public life of Salmon P. Chase may be pronounced singularly consistent, sagacious and successful. It embraces, through the period of his official career, all the great questions, issues, events and characters which make up the political history of the country. It is the record of a conscientious, consistent and patriotio philanthropist and reformer, who never lost sight of the boundaries of the constitution. In His death we lose a states man and a Chief Justice whom all parties, creeds and nationalities delighted to honor; and a man in whose majestic and attractive presence, winning manners and genial and instructive conversation, all men were charmed; and a fellow citizen whose purity of life, unspotted record and generous character we may, without qualification, hold up as an example to our rising young men aspiring to a life and name of usefulness, honor and last ing distinction. It will be difficult to fill the measure of his attainments, legal experience and Bound judgment in filling the seat he has left vacant in the Supreme Court We can only hope that the President in appointing his successor, will endeavor as far as prac ticable to perpetuate in our court of last resort the accomplishments and the qualifica tions of Chief Justice Chase. The Mayoralty (location?la the Blun der Remedied J The ITekald having discovered and pointed out the serious blander made in the charter in regard to the office of Mayor, the Legis lature has very properly sought to remedy the oversight by which it left Mr. Havemeyer out of office, or, at least with a doubtful tenure, by amending section 20 by the addition oi the following words:?"The Mayor in office on April 29, 1873, shall hold office until the first Monday in January, 1875, and shall be the chief executive officer of the corporation, shall hold his office for the terra of two years, and his successor shall bo clected at the gen eral State election in 1874." We are glad to see that Mr. D. P. Wood, who introduced this amendment in the Supplemental bill, was sensible of the importanco of the subject The pr'sg and the politicians treated the defect in the charter with indifference, and, although the IIeiuld pointed out* its grave importance, the venerable Mayor himself was prompted by Comptroller Green to treat it with indifference. It did, in fact, affect all laws, ordinances and bonds to which the signature of tho Mayor is by law required to be affixed, and all tenures of office in appointments made by the Mayor. It is a maxim with conveyancers to save a question if you can; to euro the faintest blemish if it bo possible; to take no risks, however small they may appear, with a title. In this Mayoralty question the blemish was patent, and the Senate acted wisely in attempting its cure. But is the defect in Mr. Havemeyer* s title legally removed ? If the venerablo Mayor was really legislated out of office by the new charter he was as dead, officially speaking, on Tuesday last as Julius Cnosar or Napoleon the First. The office of Mayor is an elective one, aud if it were not the Legislature would not be competent to appoint such an officer. If the venerable Mr. Havemeyer was an official corpse on April 30, tho day the charter was signed, the Legislature cannot breathe into his nostrils tho breath of life. The amend ment of Mr. D. P. Wood is in that event equivalent to an appointment. If Mr. Have meyer had ceased to be Mayor?if his term of office was ended on April 30- he could not be reinstated in that position by any legislative act. His title would be no better after the passage of Mr. Wood's amendment than it was before. Tho only proper way of now testing tho question as to who is legally Mayor of New York lies through tho Courts. If we uro to know whether the departmental up point ments are legally made, whether the city laws are legally approvod, whether the city bonds are legally signed, we must hare a judicial decision on the question whether Mr. Havemeyor is in office or out of office. Neither the Legislature nor the lawyers can find a path out of the difficulty. If Alderman Wade will not test the important point in the in terests of the oity it Bhould be done by some displaced head of a department The subject is too serious to bo slurred over by any in efficient legislative tinkering. The Overthrew of Republican Gov ernment in Louisiana. The overthrow of tho regularly elected gov ernment in Louisiana, through the aid of fede ral bayonets, is producing its legitimate re sults in disorder, riots and bloodshed through out the State. A severe fight took place yesterday, at St. Martinsville, between the citizens and Kellogg's police, and serious dis turbances occurred in New Orleans. Some foolish youth fired a pistol at the usurper; but, fortunately for the good name and cause of the people, without fatal re sult. When the administration at Wash ington prostituted the United States Army to the work of driving from power the legitimate authorities of Louisiana and in stalling the minority candidates in their place

the people of New Orleans, compelled to choose between massacre and submission, yielded their liberties to preserve *h?ir lives. Their city was in the hands of federal troops; their halls of legislation were filled with armed men and surrounded by artillery; their Courts were broken up at the point of the bayonet; their publio officers were seized and confined on the authority of orders issued by a debauched United States Judge and executed by an unscrupulous United States Marshal. The President, advised by a partisan Attorney General, approved and endorsed the acts of the usurpers, recognized the Kellogg gang as the regular State government and refused to allow any appeal from his arbitrary decision. If the people of New Orleans had then executed the law on the revolutionists and meted out to them the punishment they deserved the streets of the city would have been swept by United States artillery, and men, women and children would have been the victims of a general massacre. The citi zens weighed the edit of asserting their rights and declined to pay so heavy a price. They trusted that time and the peaceful but strong expression of indignation that arose from all parts of the State would secure their liberties from furthor outrage and would at last restore to them those constitutional rights of which they had been robbed. The forbearance of tho people of New Orleans was applauded by their fellow coun trymen throughout the Union. The rebellion of the South had left behind it wounds too deep and memories too painful to suffer our citizens to look calmly upon a renewal of civil strife. The South generally felt that the past needed atonement, and knew that any resist ance, even to federal tyranny, would be cruelly used to the injury of the Southern States. But the events of the past few weeks in Louisiana render it doubtful whether the patient endurance of the people of New Orleans will suffice to avert fTom the State the evils ol civil com motion. The Kellogg usurpation, emboldened by the success of its first crime against the laws and the constitution, is seeking to render its power absolute all over tho State. The ignorant negroes, rendered brave by the dis covery that the United States Army is at their back, are prepaied to aid in any outrages the Kellogg whites may prompt Kellogg and his associates have therefore resolved to override the popular will in every parish, and to place creatures of their own in every public office. Appointments are made without any pretence ot authority, and the hirod ruffians known 'as the ' 'Metropolitans, an armed force created in New Orleans in violation of law, and com posed of all the thieves and cutthroats whose knives are at the service of any one who can pay for them, are sent from parish to parish to make war upon the people, if necessary, to drive out the legal authorities and to install the Kellogg appointees. With characteristic cowardice the white ruffians prompt the ne groes to take a prominent part in the fighting, and hence the trouble is fast assuming the terrible aspect of a war of races. Already one fearful massacre has occurred and the unfortunate blacks have suffered the most severely, their white prompters leaving them to their fate. In the parish of St Martins a state of civil war actually exists, and a regular battle between the New Orleans cutthroats and the negroes on one side and the citizens of St Martins on the other side is imminent St Martinsville is in a state of siege. We read of the throwing out of pickets, of the arrival of recruits and reinforcements, of the blockade of the Court House and of other military movements, just as if a state of war actually existed. Do the American people pause to reflect upon the fatal consequences of this condition of society in one of the sovereign States of the Union? Do they persuade themselves that the liberties of the people of Louisiana can be stripped from them, that the legally elected officers of the Louisiana State govern ment can be driven from power at the point of the bayonet and the liberties and rights of other communities and other States be yet pre served ? Do they picture to themsolves the horrors of a war of races, or imagino that in tho event of a conflict between the whites and blocks of Louisiana the scenes that would follow could be confined to one State of the Union ? The occurrences in Louisiana to-day are fraught with danger to the peace of the Union and to the lives of hundreds of thousands of innocent persons. The only hope of safety lies in the continued patience and endurance of the unhappy people of that (^pressed State. They may possibly be called upon to endure nearly four years of tyranny and outrage, but even that will be better than a contest the extended evils of which no person can foresee. The prob ability is that the ruffians who now riot in usurped power in Louisiana will before long quarrel among themselves and aid in their own destruction. Tho same result has been seen before in that State. At all events tho troubles of Louisiana?and, let us hope, of the whole South?will at least end with the present Presidential term, and it may be bet ter to bear them to the close than to invito worse evils. Whatever can be peacefully and legally done to thwart the designs of the Kcl logg usurpation and to protect the rights of the Commonwealth should be resorted to; bat violence and bloodshed will only entail greater suffering on the people, while it may cause the iron heel of federal tyranny to press with yet more cruel force upon the neck of the un happy State. General Pm*. Yesterday we announced the death of Gen eral Jose Antonio Paez, and gave a sketch of the remarkable history of this distinguished man and patriot Few have occupied as prominent a position in American history as the friend and companion of Bolivar and the former President of Venezuela. To none, perhaps, do the republics of South America owe more for their independence. Blessed with a robust constitution, acquired or strengthened by his early habits of life as a llanero on the vast plains of Venezuela, Gen eral Paez was able to endure war and great vicissitudes in his careor, and to live to the ripe old age of eighty-three. From 1791 to 1873 the political world has passed through a wonderful transformation, and this vener able and highly esteemed man had not only witnessed it, but contributed largely in effecting the changes. The destruc tion of Spanish power in America not only changsd the destiny of this Continent in a great measure, but had considerable influence over affairs in Europe. The important part General Paez took in that movement, and his subsequent career, received the recognition both of European governments and the United States. William IV., of England, presented him with a magnificent sword ; Louis Philippe, of France, decorated him with the Legion of Honor, and King Oscar, of Sweden, honored him with the Grand Cross of the Military Order of the Sword, while the United States placed two national vessels at his disposal to convey him back to Venezuela in 1856. The old hero was well known in New York, where he had lived a long time, and where he was greatly respected for his personal character as well as for his patriotism and remarkable history. Tint Legislature very properly refused to strike out from the Supplemental bill that amendment to the charter which takes from the Mayor the power to appoint the Aldermen who vote upon tho confirmation or rejection of his appointments. When a vacancy occurs in the Board the Aldermen elect the person by whom it shall be filled. Mr. Havemeyer will now, no doubt, withdraw the nomination he sent in with such indecent haste as the succes sor of Alderman Gilsey. The attempt to fore stall the action of the Legislature should never have been made. PERSONAL INTELLIGENCE. Amadeus Is said to be writing a history or his reign in Spain. State Senator Roswell Hart, or Rochester, Is at the Gilsey House. Viscount Palikao Is to wed Miss Butterfleld, an American heiress. Vice President Wilson left the Astor Bouse ror Boston last evening. Baron Gostkonskl, or Russia, has arrived at the New York Hotel from Mexico. Minister Orr's body Is to be sent to Mrs. Orr, at Anderson, S. 0., rrom St. Petersburg. Ex-Congressman F. E. Woodbridge, or Vermont, Is staying at the Filth Avenue Hotel. congressman William H. Barnum, or Connecti cut. is registered at the Filth Avenue Hotel. Secretary of War Belknap spent Tuesday at Peoria, ill. He left for Keokuk, Iowa, In the after noon. Colonel John W. Foster, our new Minister to Mexico, started (Tom Evansville, Ind., ror his post, last evening. Admiral Case sailed yesterday on the Scotia to relieve Admiral Alden or the command of the Mediterranean squadron. Mr. Starzengruber, one or the editors or the Con stitutioneUe rorstatu Zritung, or Vienna, who has been travelling In this country ror several months, l leaves tor home to-day by the steamer Thnrlngla. A venerable Greek ecclesiastic, when about to land at Ismail, where he was to consecrate a church, was searched by custom house cynics, who round a quantity ol tobacco which he was trying to smuggle. Senator (?) P. B. S. Plnchback, or Louisiana, has arrived at the Hoffman House. His visit to the city is to arrange tor his coming visit to Europe to exhibit himseir as one or the normal products or our civilisation. Commander Thomas 0. Relfrldge, or the United States Navy, Is at the Hoffman House. Commander Seltrldge has just returned rrom Darlen, the sur veying expedition which he commanded having lonnd a practicable route tor the projected Inter oceanic ship canal. Captain Gllbce, or the Australian volunteers, was "on the loose," when a fair, rrail damsel appeared on the street In Melbourne, arrayed In his martial accoutrements. The Captain having been proven to have Ued In the subsequent investigation, the volunteers have sent htm adrift. PRESIDENT GRANT. Reception at the Board of Trade Rooms?A Characteristic Speech. Chicago, May 7, 1873. At noon to-day President Grant, accompanied by Senator Logan, Mayor Medlll and a number or other distinguished gentlemen, visited tho Board of Trade Rooms, and was Introduced to the mer chants by President Culver, or the Hoard. He was greeted with a hearty round or cheers, and in re sponse spoke an follows:? Uknti.kmen ok tiik Board or Trade?It affords me great pleasure to come hack to see your city n<>w after an absence ol little more than a year, and to find It Improved even beyond what it was beiore the great fire which swept over It, just one week alter my last visit; and, gentlemen, I am very glad to meet you, the representatives of this ^ Senato/ Logan and Mayor Medlll being called tor, each made Drier remarks, alter which the party left the hall. "obituary. James E. Hayes. Mr. James E. Hayes, the manager or the Olympic Theatre, died yesterday forenoon at his residence, No. 181 West Tenth street, nts disease was bralu rever, and the period or his illness was very brief. Mr. Hayes was by profession a scenic artist. Among tho members or his profession he ranked high, especially as a painter of interior scenes, where skilfnlness in perspective Is necessary. He was also remarkably successful In delineating stat uarv. He had been connected with the Olympic Theatre first as scenic artist, since 1803. He had previously been employed at Niblo's. In 1?07 he became the manager ol the Olympic and continued so uutil his death. Though under his management tho Olympic had Its greatest success, Mr. llayes was hardly known to the public except as the painter of much excellent scenery. In character Mr. llayes was kindly and unobtrusive, and many friends will regret his sudden death. He was about forty-sevenyears of age. Ho leaves his wile, the daughter of Mr. John l)aff, anil one child. THE DOMINION PARLIAMENT. An Exciting Debate on the Pacific Rail* road Investigation. Ottawa, ontarlo. May 7, 1873. Tho most exciting debate of the session took place last night with reference to the action of the Committee on tho Pacific Railroad Investigation. After a long debate a division took place at an earlv hour this morning, when the government was sustained by a majority of rtalrty-one.. The pro posal ol the committee was that an ~ , should take Place until the return of Sir Hugh Allan, Sir (ieorge earlier and Mr. Abbott from England, a motion to this effect being carried by the majority above staled. THE INDIANS PEACEABLE. Father Wilbur Report* the Ramon of War Unfonaded? Sarreader of 1,400 Apaches. Ban Francisco, CaL, May 7,1873. Father Wilbur, Indian Agent it the Slmcoe Reser vation, hat* arrived at Portland from a tour of MM miles In Eastern Oregon and Washington Territory. He says there Is not the slightest foundation for the rumors that the Indians of that part of Ike country are threatening war. Everything Is qnlet. At no time In twelve years have the Indications of peace been more favorable. The body of Lieutenant Sherwood was sent Bast this morning by the overland route. Over one thousand tour hundred Apache Indians have surrendered at Camp Verde. The Iaaoeeat Cheyeanes After a Big Feed of Fresh Beef. Washington, May 7, 1873. The Commissioner of Indian Affairs to-day re ceived from Superlntent Hoag a letter In which Agent John D. Miller, writing from the Cheyenne and Arrapahoe agency, Indian Territory, nnder data of April 28, reports that Little Hob, Big Jake. Young Whirlwind and other principal chiefs of the Cheyennes and Arrapahoes, bad arrived 'here with 160 of their people. These chiefs deny having bad anything to do with the murder of the four surveyors, but say that the party previously reported belong ing to Greybeard murdered them; that It was done Jnst at the time of the return of that party from New Mexico, where they had lost three or four of their nmmber In an engagement with soldiers, and that It was Impossible for those peaceably In clined to control the murderers. Agent Miles ex presses his belief that the barrel of whiskey for. nlshed from Medicine Lodge Creek and drank the day previous to the murder had much to do with it. These Indians who have Just arrived expect to remain, at my request, close to the agency?wltbla fifteen or twentv-flve miles?and as we have no buflhilo in this vicinity our beef-head will feo checked on pretty freely. THE CHAPIN SILVER WEDDING. The Celebrattoa of the Twenty*flfth Anniversary of Dr. Chapla'g Ualoa with the Church of the Divine Pater nity?Addresses, Hymas and a Present of Tea Thoasand Dollars. The occasion of t'te celebration of the twenty flth anniversary of the settlement of the Rev. E. H. Chopin, O. D., as pastor of the Fourth Universalis! society, was, perhaps, tho most enjoyable event In this city yesterday. The chrrch wns ea?lv decked with flowers and the Ben ts were early filled with a large congregation. It was evident by the cheerftil countenances to bo seen on every hand that the event had long been anticipated. The grand organ filled the edifice with charming music, and the choir ably con tributed toward the enjoyment of the occasion. THE EARLY DAYS OF UNIVERSALIS*. The first address was delivered by the Rev. Dr. Moses Ballon, on the early days of Unlversallsm. He paid an eloquent tribute to Mr. Chapin. The Rev. H. W. Bellows, D. D., was next Intro duced by the Chairman of the Committee of Ar rangements and offered a hearty congratulation as one of another denomination. Music by the choir prefaced the introduction of the next speaker. After the conclusion of the music the Rev. Dr. Armitage, of the Fifth Avenue Baptist Chnrch, gave a feeling address npon the ministry of Mr. Chapin, which he had watcbed for thirty years. The Rev. J. Swtttt Donor., Jr., of Stamford. Conn., was next introduced and made some humorous remarks. After the singing of a hymn, wntten for the occa sion by Mr. W. 1L Banks, the last speaker, the Rer. Mr. E. C. Sweetser, of the Bleeokei street Universal 1st chnrch, made a few remarks. The ceremonies of the afternoon closed at & quarter-past five with the singing of "Praise God, from whom all blessings flow." a social gathering and presentation. A social gathering was held at eight o'clock In the evening at the church. The Rev. M. J. M. Pull man, of the Sixth Unlversallst Society, In a short speech tendered Dr. Chapin a very substantial parish offering In the shape of a check for $10,000. The reply of the pastor was at once appropriate and characteristic. He thanked the congregation with evident gratitude for their kindly remem brance of him, and recounted In brief his labors among them. The happy congregation each sever ally extended the warmest congratulations to the minister. THE CENTENNIAL. May Meeting af the Commission?Tho Report of the Committee?Hopes Enter tained and Progress Made. Philadelphia, May 7,1873. At noon to-day the members of the United States Centennial Commission assembled In tho parlor of the Continental Hotel to commence the May session. Thirty-five States and Territories were represented by forty-Beven Commissioners and alternates. Telegrams were read and statements made by the members present announcing that many other members would be in attendance to morrow. The Executive Committee presented Its report, which was very voluminous and covered the operations of the Commission since Its last session. The paper recites the plan of operations adopted by the Commission in organizing the Cen tennial Board of Finance, and in awakening an In terest and promoting subscription to the prolect. It alludes to meetlnits of conference with the Park Commission, council, Citizens' Centennial Body of Philadelphia, and with the Pennsylvania State Centennial Commissioner. Reference Is made to the mass meeting held on February 22 in this city. Reference is made to the formation of a woman's executive committee in this city and to the valua ble aid It has rendered. T">e Secretary's report was also received, and with the above was ap proved. The expenses of the Commission proper were:?124,593; to expenses of the Board of Fi nance, $13,276, and the expenses or the Citizens' committee $8,487. Speaker Blaine, of the House of Representatives, was introduced to the Commission ami made a brief speech, during which he expressed tho belief that tke United States government will In due time extend proper aid to the pro ject. The government having contributed $400,000 to the French Exposition, it will cer tainly, he thought, give millions in the proper time to the support of its own Exposition. In the aiternonn the Commission met in execu tive session and considered the report of the Com mittee on Plans and Architecture. WEATHER REPORT. RTWENT, | iL Officer, 1 ? 1-1 A. M. ,i War Department, Office of toe Chief signal Washington, D. C., May 8 ProbaMlttte*. For the Middle States and lower lakes falling barometer, fresh northeasterly to southeasterly winds, cloudy and rainy weather, possibly clearing in Virginia this evening; for New England and Canada easterly and south easterly winds, falling baromoter, cloudy weather and rain; for the Gulf ar.d South Atlantic States and Tcnacssee southwesterly winds, partly cloudy and clearing weather and rising barometer, with higher temperature; lor the upper lakes and the Ohio valley northeasterly and northerly winds, threat, eniug weather and rain; for the Northwest, and thence to Kansas and Missouri, occasional rain, partly clondy, clearing and colder weather. Cautionary signals continue at Duluth, Mil waukee, Chicago, Grand Haven, Detroit, Toledo, Cleveland, Ruffaio. Rochester and Osweiro. Reports are missing from stations west of the Missouri River. The Weather In This City Yesterday. The following record will show the changes In the temperature lor the past twenty-four hours In comparison with the corresponding day of last year an indicated by the thermometer at Iiudnnt's Pharmacy, Ubkald Building:? 8 j. mwl lg7x lg72> lg73< 3 A. M 63 49 3 P. M 83 65 0 a. M 62 48 6 P. M HO 58 9 A. M 66 M 9 F- M 71 52 12 M 76 63 12 P. M 69 49 Average temperature yesterday 54J< Average temperature for corresponding date las; year 68>? THE Yf RECKED ATLANTIC. The Ship Blown Up and Nothing Vlsl* hie Above Water?Fourteen llodles Re covered. Halifax, May 7,1873. The steamship Atlantic lias been completely blown up, and nothing Is to l>e seen above water. Fourteen bodies were rccovercd on Sunday an<l? Monday. Very f"W valuables were found. Tho blowlnur up ol the steamer is condemned an til Judicious. The New York w locking Company, It is said, will be hcavv losers

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