Newspaper of The New York Herald, May 13, 1873, Page 3

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated May 13, 1873 Page 3
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THE ARCTIC FATALITY. Arrival of the Snrvtvers at St. Johns. Tremendous Excitement oi the Population. The Esquimau Children Carried Through the Streets by Leading; Merchants. MYSTERY OF CAPTAIN HALL'S DEATH. Statements of Heron and Myers. Naval Experts and Navigators on Hie Polaris Expedition. The Story of the Rescued Pro nounced Absurd. Drift of Public Comment and Opinion. St. Johns, N. F., May 12, 1873. The Tigress, witli the residue of the Polaris drew, arrived to-day. They look remarkably well, considering their recent fearful sufi'ei ings. Hans Christian's face is much black ened from frost bite. The party when first separated from the Polaris were hopeful of reaching Greenland shore, and never abandoned this idea till they sighted Cape Wokingham. Finding them selves on the west side they turned their ideas towards Labrador shore as the only hope of ?nal escape. MYSTERY OF CAPTAIN HAXX'S DEATH. The steward, John Heron, says that Cap tain Hall, on his return from the sledge expe dition, seemed to be immediately affected by the heat of the cabin. Heron made him a cup of coffee, part only of which he drank. He complained at once, took to his bed, and died in two or three days after. The char acter of his illness is extremely uncertain from the description given. Dr. Bessel had an observatory in Winter quarters. The party on the ice must have been seen by the ship's party for hours after their separation. EXCITEMENT IN ST. JOHNS. Tyson and Myers refused to come ashore here until night, being almost desti tute of clothing. The scene on the land ing of the survivors, in the afternoon, was one of frantic excitement. The Esqui mau children were carried through the streets by some of the leading merchants, and created a great sensation. A subscription was taken up on board, as soon as the anchor dropped, for the Esquimau children. The lat ter are especially thriving. Crowds assembled on the wharves, equal in number, it is said, to those who witnessed the departure of the Polaris from the States. The squaw wept at mention of Hall's name. They arc all well provided for. It is too late and there is too much excitement now to get many particulars. Another Account of the Arrival at St. John*. St. Johns, X, F., May 12, 1873. Intense excitement prevails here owing to the landing of the Tyson party tills afternoon. Tyson ?ml Meyers remained on board until they were supplied with clothing by the American Consul. All look well and are In. good health and spirits. Captain Hall died fifteen days after returning frem the first expedition, lie was paralyzed three days before his death, and gradually sank, dying at twenty-five minutes past three A. M. Meyers says he never gave up hope of being rescued, but never wants to get into so tlgnt A corner again. The party never could have reached here but for the Esquimaux. MEYERS' STATEMENT. Mr. Meyers makes the following statement Captain Hall returned from a sledge expedition on October 24, and was taken ill on the same nisht. The next morning he found the left side of liis body paralyzed, ne remained in that condition lor three days, when he got better. In a few days he relapsed and became delirious, and so continued until the morning of November 8, when he died. When the party separated from the ship It was quite dark, and the darkness continued for over two months, with but a couple of hours light daily. We managed well so long as we had a snow bonne to shelter us: but wo had to take to the boat and get on another Ice field, which was too ?mall for a house, and we were only kept warm by swallowing -eal lat and blood, and burning fnt in pans, the last of which also served as a signal light at night. We have suffered most since 1st April. On the night, ol the 22d April the sea washed over the ice with great force. The women and children were under the boat, while the men were outside trying to keep the boat from being washed away. Some of the men were washed off several times. After being rescued their feet ?ud hands swelled, and sickness set In, but they recovered, and arc now almost entirely well. rint FACTS ALHKADY PUBLISHED IN TIIE IIERAI.D. Tyson says that his statement, sent to the New York Herald last Friday, contained the facts. lie can give nothing more but his notes of the adven ture slncc leaving the Polaris, and which he will not pnblish now. He thinks that the party with the Polaris may get home even, should tnc vessel be destroyed. All on board the Polaris were well. The statements published some months lines respecting relics of the Franklin Expedition being sent home are untrue. There has been no means of communicating since the return of the Congress, In 1871. Bringing Home the Hurvlvort, Wafhinoton, May 12, 187,1. The Secretary of the Navy ligp tdcgranJiCil to tliQ i tmneo mam oonstn at m. jonns m _ . Department as to the best means ?r bringing the survivors or the Polaris to this city. If no other conveyance 'is presented, the government will 4e pitch a steamer to Baj Roberts for that pur pose. Relief for the Family ot Captain Hall. Cincinnati. May 12. 1873. A movement to raise money for tbe lamlly of Ciptain Hall has been commenced here, wltb Miles Greenwood as treasurer of tne fund. OPINIONS ON THE EXPEDITION. Uleanlng* by Herald Reporters? Sharp CritlcUma of the Polaris and Her Com mander?A Vessel, Unfitted for the 'Work of Arctic Exploration. The disastrous end of the Arctic expedition which muled irom this pore under command ci Captain Hall on the evening ol June 20, 1871, ami the mar vellous statements of Captain Tyson, one of the survivors, have excited deep and absorbing interest among scientists, scalarmg men and the general public. (Everything bearing in the slightest de gree on the subject is sought alter with astonish ing interest, ami the narratives of the men who so providentially escaped from the inhospitable and cheerless region of the much eought-alter North i'ole appear so truly remarkable that not a few sceptics have been awakcued to utterance I and gravely shake their beads and express 1 doubt of the correctness of the stories ? leld. With a view of ascertaining the views of | some of those who have preceded Captain Hull, I and ol getting their opinions, a llKRALnrcnresenta I tive yesterday encountered Captain 8. J. McCor mick, who, with Dr. Isaac Hayes, commanded an expedition of exploration in I8fll, equipped and sent out at the instance ot and by various scientillc societies ot the United States. The Captain was in his office at the corner of Park row and Beekman street, and at once accorded the desired interview. Captain McCormick opened the conversation himself by saying that he was not a little as tonished to Und reported in the Herald of Sunday last, in an interview with Dr. Hayea, a statement that purported to have emanated from that gentle man to the eifcct that it was probable that Captain j Hall had buen murdered by his crew. Reporter ?But what, Captain, is your estimate j of Captain Hall as an arctic explorer? , | Captain McCormick?With regard to Captain l Hall, I must say that I do not think he was a com- ? j petent man to conduct such an expedition as j the one sent out. The many years' experience that I 1 have had in seamanship and navigation impels i me to say that the qualities of an active and ener 1 getlc mind, quick perception and strong deter mination, must be possessed In an eminent degree by an yone assigned to the command of an expedi tion to explore the Arctic regions. Hall was NEITHER A NAVIGATOR NOR AN ASTRONOMER, neither was he a seaman. His whole dependence was necessarily upon the men under him. Such men, being far more able than their commander, would not have that implicit reliance on liiin that would be necessary, and consequently would not obey his orders with the alacrity and promptness that would be desirable. In lact, they would re ceive no dictation from such a man. Reporter?What do you think of the ship?the Polaris, Captain v Captain McCormick?I visited and inspected the Polaris prior to lier departure?that is, two days before she set nail, and was very kindly conducted over the vessel by Captain Buddington. In in specting her. knowing as much as I did of the Arctic regions, I expressed my disapprobation to Captain Buddington. She was a craft that I would not have sailed In lor any inducements that could be offered, i said at the time that I did not be lieve the ship would ever be brought back. In the first place her perpendicular lore loot, what they call tne stem post, was defective, and again, 1 ob jected to her on account of her wa'.l-sldedness, that would take the nip of the ice at the water line and would force her uuder Instead of forcing her up. The ship selected should have been round instead of flat bottomed, so that when she caught tbe ice she would have been forced upon the too of It. That is an important in ArtfSc surveys. THE POLARIS UNFIT FOR TUB NORTH POLE Reporter?so that, in your Judgment, the Polaris was utterly unfit for the purpose she wan used lor ? Captain McCormick?Decidedly, sir. Reporter?What do you think of the statement of Captain Tyson r Captain McCormick?in regard to Captain Ty son's explanation of leaving the ship, I cannot un derstand lor a moment why they should have abandoned her. Prom the latitude ami longitude lie gives they must have been from nix to ei^ht miles from Northumberland or Hakluyte Island in the vicinity or which there are at least half a dozen harbors. I cannot comprehend, either how Captain Tyson says that on the morning 'alter abandoning the floe in his boat he suw a steamer under null to the northwest, particularly as he had the wind Irom the northwest and his drift to the southwest. This is something Arctic uavi- ! gators cannot understand. If they saw a steamer ' the steamer must have decidedly seen thcni in dis tress. lb-also says that alter travelling all night on the ensuing morning he found the boa', they had abandoned near the ice floe. Tyson sayg that they attained the latitude of 82 degrees ii> minutes This I do not believe", There must have been some MISTAKE IN THE OBSERVATIONS taken, for from the observations that 1 have had in Couada Channel, the most northern channel that lias ever been reached, it is my flrm belief that the narrowest part is closed Irom year to year irom the discharge ol the Humbo.dt glacier; con sequently I do not think they could ;iuve got o tar irom those observations. Both Morion Haves and my sell, irom the nortuernmout point '011 the south coast 01 Canada Channel, found the land trending to the east, and that was In latitude one i degree to ihe south of where Tyson claims tliev ' navigated to the northwest point. If such a point ! hud been gained by Captain Hull lie must Intve i been within the Arctic circle or Open Polar ^en ? 1 and such being the case I am at a loss to csncelve i why he should have returned to ihe smith. Instead of pushing his vessel Into the Open Polar Sea and r necessary, abandoning her, as he had plenty of I boats with which to secure nis return. Reporter?Then you do not credit that part of the statement r 1 Captain McCormick?My firm belief is that Can lain Hall never attained tlie northern latitude that Horn" SaJ" dld' TllC burra'1' of lce discharging ! THE HUMBOLDT GLACIER BLOCKS THE WAT from Cape Iloiberton upward. That being the nar- i rawest part of the strait, is, in my opinion, con- I stantly blocked up with these icebergs, it may possibly be, with extreme tides, that 11 ptus-we ' particularly with a northern wind, may be opened to the Polar Sea. in lsw, irom Llttlelon Island a passage was louud leading as !ar as the cyi- could reach, forming a mere canal. Into this wc at tempted to enter, but it was closed upon tin nip ping tiie vessel arid throwing her up out ol water many feet. We then retreated irom the opening to t.he Ktah Bay, distant about twelve miles, and there sought wiutor quarters, the season being so far advanced and we having had so much conteii Hon with the Ice. We Wintered in Port Faulk. In latitude degrees, 17 minutes and 41 seconds. Reporter? l>o you tluuk, Captain, Hull reached as far as this? Captain McCormick?No. sir; 1 don't think he ' did. They claim, though, that tliev penetrated about twelve miles larther north. Repoktkr?captain, what ba\e you got to say with regard to 1 THE OPEN POLAR SEAV Captain McCormick?1With regard to the Open 1 Polar sea I have this to say; 1 have already traced the Gulf Stream to Archangel Kay. in the U nite sea. At the North flare, which Is at a point of Greenland, the Ou!f Stream splits. One part re solves itself into the White Sea. the other has never yet been traced, but goes to tlie north via Spitz bergen, one 01 the most northern points of the earth and an island. There It forms what we call the Open Polar Sea, and discharges Itself through Canada ami smith's channels as an under current. This we have fount/ by a difference oi temperature Sl'RFACE AND UNDER CURRENTS 01 Jtoin five to ten degrees. The surface current. 1 e a'"' 1,10 tinder current to the i. v, 11.! He currents would nave no effect 011 any oi ? L .' ''jwever. The temperature that, I was f.,"?degrees below zero, while at the Open pi . ' u!!tfll> temperature seldom is below zero. v 1 vor* ^rnvnTi! 0w ln rcsP?ct1'yson anil the sur whar?ii, ?nn t ^??,manJr nii,<'8 011 1111 ice floe? lll,,k 0'?hat, Captain V ions1 1 ..:V .,"tM'rK-1 ^ink It is simply ridicu lous, it cou.u never have been done. Ic v>.uld nrolmbip thl?'P '?h"F l,< f"re' 11 '* possible but not k.?, ,. eH!njf might have i>eeti done rpaeh UpTIL r v 'n " T',k(,s t^in K?'S to f hp vllnrit fnn Jl n w'?'ln(Hand. The first vear wnJivvpr ti p? i?ni v or Smith's Strait, or ! n ' L 1 M!llri,',,innd it takes irom Ver " at Tt> Mini i n Mir1"*!'1 1,1 :nilke tl,e J?urnev 1 a<?er 10 ."lllu Up, Hlr, I tnU8t ?*iv flint I ronaulnr 1 portions of the statements of Captain Tvmm hSy colored anil Improbable. ?,?b mtiiv | HKMEP IN THE SAl'l TV OF THE Ml ;si\fi ISKr.RTE?-Do von think there is a probability of Captain Buddington ever returning v Pr0Da')U?y 01 <detain MCCoRJUt'g?I do. j aw firm ln Victton that Captain Buddington will satelvfefrni with tho-e who remained with him, and the friends of the parties need be unuer no apprehension or fears for their safety. There are plenty of harbor* in Hakluyte and along the coast to Cape York into any of which they can enter and be afforded safe aUfltCf, I tUllU till'tain UUibUnrton wl^ tn|c ?' ?M? tertwra ana remain until alter next winter, returning the ensuing Hummer. paP^'l ??'? relapsed lnt* alienee and the reporter withdrew. Ei]Mri(nee4 Experts Eiprculag Their Vlw? OB the Eiprdltloa of CapUln Hall. The Herald reporter subsequently conversed yesterday with several experts who were promi nently connected with the outfitting of the expedi tion. They requested that tneir names be not pub lished, but the informatlou they gave was of im portance. The interview with the tlrst of these gentlemen will be lound particularly interesting, and is as follows:? Reporter?What was the principal cause of the failure of the expedition ? Expert?I think there was dissension among the crew and the ofTlcers. I think It very strange that they should have discharged such large quantities of provisions on the ice. 1 reason that thcrfe was some trouble between Captain Tyson and Captain Htiddtugton; and there can't be two bosses on board a ship. My Idea is that they were tryiug to stop a leak and lighten the vessel, but you would think that after having stopped the leak THE NATURAL PLACE OK SAFETY for all of them would have been on board the ship. Reporter? Do you thiuk they were driven from the ship v Expert?No; they could not have taken such | quantities of provisions with them if they had been ; driven from the ship. You must remember that i they had provisions enough to last them 197 days, | besides what was lost on the ice and what was leic when they were rescued, and also that they had | clothing and ammunition; that was shown by the killing of seals and bears. I think that the party who deserted the Polaris must have thought hor still not reliable to live in, owing to some defects in the hull; and, although the leak might have been stopped, they might have thought that they , had better trust themselves to the Ice than to the Bhlp, which might leak again. 1 don't think the | separation was preceded by any fighting. I think It was probably a voluntary and amicable arrange ment. Importer -Was Captain Hall careful In providing himseir with all that was necessary before he started? CAPTAIN UALL'S OUTFIT. Expert?No, 1 can't say that ho was. As regards arms and ammunition, lor instuuee, he had for gotten all about them till some of the oillccrs at the | Brooklyn Navy Yard asked him whether he had not j better take some along to kill bears and seals witn. ? When they were finally brought he was a.ready steaming up the East Uiver. and the Navy Yard tug Had to chase lilni up to deliver them. That was certainly a niece of great carelessness on his part. Rk porter?Was the ship fitted for the service? Expert?I don't think the ship was as good for the service as she ought to have oeen. 1 thiuk she ought to have been a solid frame, corked, then sealed Inside and planked out, and then she ought to have hud iron round her sides. She ought to have had a very flat floor, so that she would not have keeled over so much when on the ice. There were several excellent suggestions wtitcli Captain Hall disregarded. One oi theiq was very important. It was suggested to hlin to take along'small torpedoes and use them from a pole to break up the Ice at the head ol the vessel; he could nave accomplished lllal uy (JETTINH THE TORPEDOES UNDER THE ICE ana then riittchartfing them. Reporter?Was captain Hall a mau who would be able to maintain good discipline ? Expert?Well, 1 don't know about, that. When they were fitting out the vessel there seemed to be no executive head. If you would go to see Captain Hall about a matter he would reler vou to Captain Iluddlngton, and he would refer you to somebody else, who would most probably reler vou back to Captain Hall. That was the wav they did business (laughing). Hall was overrun ' with visi tors an the time. You would have laughed to see all the people who came to see him about this or that. One wanted him to iiuroduce a uew system ol religion among the Esquimaux; the 'other wanted lum to bring back some real snow. Ac 1 have to laugh when I think of it. Another gentleman who has occupied a liiirh position in the naval service, vWieu called upon lor his opinion, said:? "I thought It very singular to send the ship ... ? UNDER COMMAND OK A LANDSMAN like Captain Hall. He was no seaman, and no landsman could have maintained mau-ol-wur dis I cipline on board a merchant vessel. The general 1 opinion is that the vessel ought to have been placed uuder command or a sailor. It Is true I aptaln Buddlngton was there, but he did not act as captain, but as first oillcer. From what I 1 !le was, "dually a blacksmith, then changed his profession several times, and fln.ulv became a journalist, when he studied tills ques tion. lie made two passages In whalers to become laminar with the routine of ships. That was all I'k. ?ue*' of seafaring. As regards the ship, l think she was very well prepared to resist the climate of the Arctic regions. Mie was well decked over so that the crew need not have been i exposed to the aimospiiero, and her appearance above water Avas that oi a strong vessel. She of*me a Vtry "Ue crew?the>" were a splendid lot ANOTHER CRITIC. Mr. Hardin, the lonmaii of the Constructors' !>e paitUientol the Navy Yard, said he had alwavs thought that (.aptaln Hall was a man who could not maintain good discipline, because he treated his men so badly, lit had even heard that Captain Had Had shot one ol his men in a former passage. Chief Justice Duly and the Polaris? Action To Be Taken by the Geographi | cal Society?1The Proper Route to the Pole-rhe Geographical Features of [ the Rxpcrtct ion. The American Geographical Society contemplates a special meeting to consider the fate of the Polaris, after Captain Tyson shall have returned to New York. The survivors will be treated with all the honors due to the fortitude which they ex hibited during their extraordinary voyage on the ice flee. Chief Justice Daly, President of the Ueographical Society, Informed a Herald repre sentative last evening that he considered that Captain Hall wns hardly a competent person to lead au enterprise of the cliaractcr of an Arctic expedition, Judge I)a!y remembers well when (aptaln Hall first made his appearance lu New York. It was on tlie occcaslou of the Kane memorial, before the Qeogruphlcal Society, when Jlall, an enthusiastic and blant man, approached Juduc- Daly, self-Introduced, saying"l want to go and find the bones of sir John Prank, lin." He asked to be permitted to explain his views to the Society, and in exceedingly homely address he gave what crude ideas he had formed. Mr. Orlnnell's attention was attracted to young Hall, and, as he hud patronized the Kane expedi tion, lie Advised Captain Hull to proceed .n a w haler to Froblsher's Sound, which was tlie first voyage of the deceased explorer. Judge Daly Is of the opinion that a great geographical triumph has ;.c>en g.ilned in the fact that the Polur.s was able to dr?p anchor In latitude eu io North al most abreast of Union Point, where ' Dr. Hayes planted the St firs and Stripes In a latitude never before reached : v a hnin.ui i>ei"g It is now only one month since 'Dr. Hayes, from the platform ol Association Hall, said:?-And I hope tnat Captain Hall has t.iken that t!ag and ha* floated it on the axis of tuc earth." Judge Daly be lieves that the only route of practical exploration Is the one favored oy Captain Hail. The President of tl.e (Geographical Society has given rhe subject much careiul study and tuc lollowiiu important extract ir?m his annual address is confirmed by the statement of Captain Tyson :? The unfavorable character of l ist Pnmmcr for explorn If i 1 to TUiona aetentlfln wekllM that in ??" JPPl'Mllon to the British (OTtrnment to fit oat another Polar expedition. It la grati fying. therefore, to leei that Captain Hall la ?''??at 'J jj" Jlwtw*. and that the Summer of 1871, when he failed for Smith *? Sound, was one of the moat unfavorable veaaotui that have been known tor many year* Still the severe Winter that followed, and the aeverity ol the present Winter, very naturally makes us anxious, as his vessel was not specially built tor *er vice In these Northern regions, and 1* provisioned nnlV for the year 1873; and it Is very much to bo regretted that the Hrlu?h government, which has achieved so much in the field ot Arctic exploration, did uoi respond to the call made upon It. Chief Justice llaly has already been lavited to speak on tlic present condition of Arctic research. He will prepare a paper lor the speciul meeting. for Government Inquiry Touching the Death of Captain Hall and the Failure of the Arctic Expedi tion. To the Editor of tub Herald:? There are some discrepancies an to dates in the Consul's despatati published to-day. captain Hall is stated to have died on the 8tli of October, 1871. The Polaris left Winter quarters August 18. 187:4, aud on the isth was on her beam en Is And com menced drifting south to 77 36, when (ireparations were made to abandon her. When was the expedition over Kane's opeu sea made f Tills and other very important discrcp auclcs and inconsistencies can only be cleared up by the return of the Polaris. She seems, ny Tyson's report, to have steamed away, and was last seen at anchor In a good har bor, sails furled and fires out, and we leei she is yet sale and will come out in August. Helm? in the I track of sealers, they can, even if the Polaris is dis abled, readily reach St. Johns; but it would seem 1 incumbent upon our government to send a vessel to Pisco as early as practicable to assist them if it is required. Tyson's proposition, that he left (lie Polaris

leuky and unseaworthy, ami then complaining that she steamed away, leaving theni to tlielr fate, sounds inconsistent. Tnat lie should have with nim all the tfuldcH, all the boats, and many (Jer mans of the crew, Is singular. That liis partv sub sisted and remained In such good health during six mo nth m ol the arctic night; that an inianl, only lour months old at the time of going upon the Ice, pulsed through Btich exoonure, throuprh audi meaner Biibttisiciice lor tlie mother, seems singular. Early at tne commencement of the cruise there was trouble, disputes and insub ordination on board to such an extent that captain Davenport advised, as the easiest and proper method to settle them, to give the offenders a ?lance at theyardarm, or quietly seud them home In irons by the Congress. May we not suppose tins trouble broke out afresh, increased, ami upon Captain Mali's death its extent overcame the commanding authority? Are we quietly to accept the statements that have been given us by this return partyv It appears as it the whole matter would be bettered by some official inquiry, as some very unpleasant opinions are expressed in your paper of to-day. Can you not give us some light upon these points and advise government action towards investiga tion mid relief)1 CAM Nkw York, May ll, 1873. WASH IN GTON. Washington, May 12, 1873. The Postmaster General to-day received a tele gram from Special Agent Tyner, who was sent to Springfield, Mass., to superintend the shipment of the postal cards, stating that the first lot or 6,000,030 had to-day been put aboard a postal car, and would leave to-night for Washington, arriving there not later than Wednesday ?sornlng. Should no accident pre vent, on that day the Post Olllee Department will begin to till requisitions in the order and propor tion received. New York gets the first million, Philadelphia the second, while Boston, St. Louis, anil Cincinnati will receive each, Chicago aud Washington 200,000 each. The remainder will De divided among smaller eities. It inspected that after this order is Oiled the contractors will be able to furnish at least one million a day. James Lyon, of Richmond, to he Ap pointed Minister to Russia. James Lyon, of Kichmond, who was a prominent opponent of the Greeley movement in Virginia, it is understood will he appointed Minister to Russia, In place of Orr, deceased. The President has de termined to give this mission to some prominent Southern man, and Virginia has not yet been hon ored with any nomination or importance, wnile North Carolina has a Solicitor General and Third Auditor, South Carolina (the home of Orr) an As sistant Secretary or the Treasury, Georgia had an Attorney General and Alabama has the Sixth Auditorshtp. The mission to Kusnla, it is thought, will therefore be tendered to Mr. Lion. Additional Deputy Colleefora for ,Ncw Y ork. Secretary or the Treasury Richardson is making arrangements for stationing several deputy col lectors or the Customs in different parts of t: e city of New York to administer to Importers the oaths required upon invoices, in order to save them the trouble of going to the Custom House lor that sole purpose, where they are subjected to much incon venieuce, delay and waste of time. It is believed this change will prove or the greatest advantage and convenience to the merchants, and it will be carried into effect as soon as the localities in the vicinity of importing houses at which to station the deputies can be determined upon und suitable accommodations be round. Internal Reveuue Collectors Appointed. The roliowing appointments or Internal Revenue collectors were dceided upon to-dayWilliam is. Elliott, ror the First district or Pennsylvania; John A. Henry, Tenth district, New York: Benja min !>erve. Twenty -sixth district, New York; John I B. Hooker, Nineteenth district, New York; Eugene W. Ferris, First district. South Corolina. In the Filth Indiana district the present collector, WII | Ham Grose, is to be retained. A CHURCH BURNED. [ The Beautiful Edifice, Church of the Ascension, Baltimore, Destroyed by Fire. Baltimore, May 12, 1873. Ascension (Protestant Episcopal) church, Bev. ! *'? Cathell, rector, one ol the finest edifices in this city, corner ol Lafayette avenue and Oregon street, was burned to-night by a lire which origl . nated at about hair-past eight o'clock from the gas llflits in the roof. There was no one in the bulld li'L tne time, and before the flames could be sub I I.i;ed they ieit nothing standing but the marble walls or the church. '1 iie .'ess i- f60,000, on which tin re is an insurance or $:srt,000 in Bailiinorc com panies. ihe magnificent furniture of the interior i was entirely destroyed. The church has been built I only lour years. LEXIH3T0N RACES. Opening Day of lite Spring Meeting of the Kenturky- Association. Lkxivctox, May 12, 1873. The Spring meeting of the Kentucky Association ! J opened to-day with alarge attendance, fine weather | and the track in good order, but not rest trotting, j In the first race, the McGrath Pro luce Stakes Tor three-year-olds, mile heats, $"<o each, pay or play, $'JM) added by A. P. McGrath, there were five horses started, viz.:?McGrath s Tahltha Bears. Fanny B ' Clark and Orihstead's Waverley, bufordV Za'doc I and Alley s Mctorlne. I scmmary: I Clark Jk Grinstead, br. c. Wnverlev 3 i i lltiford's Xadoc " ?> '>,nn McGrath. Tabitha ] " .: Beard, Fanny li r, (ij, " 1 Viley, Vlctorlne i l'dia , Time, 1 :*t:?l i :4?. Xadoc ran off with his rider at a false start and could not be brought up till he had finished his si'cend mile: lie was again brought our for a s'irt and ran off a second time and ran a mile. Victo. line threw her ruler before the first quarter was I reached in the last heat, and was consequently distanced. i i lie s"cond race, the Phoenix Hotel Stakes !or three-year-olds. one and one-quart'-r nine'' dash, I'tO each, play or pay. $2fi0 added, with the roliow ing starters, and came home in tha or.ier named: McGrath's Artist, Keene's Disney, Wither s .Stan ford. riiue, 2:12>i. THE DELAWARE YACHT CLUB REC-ATTA. Philadelphia, Pa., May 12, lS7a. The regatta or the Delaware Kiver Yacht-Club will take place next M >nday, the course extending from Shackamaxon street wharf to the Block House and return. The signal will be given at 'en o'clock. Forty-three yachts thus lar iiave been registered aud more arc expected. A MURDER TRIAL IN SOUTH CAROLINA. Columbia, May 12,1H73. The case of Ttipper, charged with the murder of Caldwell, which terminated on Thursday night last ? I rll AVLrdlUtl.r Til II Mi III mil t ,,r ? mil, ll i-vj. : citement. A motion has been made for a new | trial, and the argument will be heard on Saturday, when it is expcctod the defence will strive to show that undue influence has been resorted to by prom inent politician# aud oUicehoidcrs to secure con YiCvlOllt THE CITY CAULDRON. The Nominations?The Aldermen Adopt the Policy of "lauterljr Inactivity." They Say the Mayor Does Hot Treat Them with Proper Beepeet?Refusal To Act on the Haines Submitted?The Combination Against the Mayor Revived?The Mayor Will Publish the List in a Day cr Two. . The interest felt in regard to the Mayor's appoint ment of officials under ttie new charter was re doubled ycaterdny by the action of the Board or Aldermen in refusing to take up the consideration of the nominations already before them. An Im mense crowd ol politicians aud otUcc-Hcekcrs had assembled in the c.rridors and vestibule of the City Hall, ami it was generally anticipated that the Mayor would send in more nominations and that there would be mere confirmations announced in quick order. That was the general sentiment of tho crowd. When, however, tho Board assembled and no further nominations were submitted and they adjourned after displaying considerable dudgeon with the Executive, there was a sensa tion. Four or five of the Aldermen openly ex pressed their views to the effect that tho Mayor did not properly respect the dignity of the Hoard, aud that he was treating them as though TUEY WKKK 8C1IOOLUOYK. They were unanimous in the opinion that they should have tho nominations sent in in a lump and not iu this piccemeal laslilou, one Board at a time. The Aldermen say further that the Mayor has just as much of a "ring" about him in the per sons of his "advisers" as any officer ever had, arid j tney object very strenuously to Oliver Charllck ! and some others beiug In the Mayor's confidence, to their exclusion; and so they adopted the policy of "masterly inactivity" until Monday next, when tho Mayor's twenty days In which to make the nominations win have expired, und they will, per force, have tho entire list iu their hands. WHAT TUB MAYOK, THINKS. Late in tho afternoon a Ueiiai.o reporter called on the Mayor and found him seated with half a dozen gentlemen in his private office. The Mayor 1 is always glad to see people who don't, want office, ! '?Now, sir," said the Mayor, "what shall 1 do for you?" "I don't care about, being a police commissioner, Mr. Mayor, but I have called to learn your views in reference to tho Aldermanlo action to-day." The Mayor smiled. He never does all the talking like sonic men do who are interviewed, and simply asked, "Weil, what have they done? I heard that, they had adjourned until Monday next." Aud then he smiled again. "But they adjourned, as you perhaps know, with out taking action upon your nominations." "Well, 1 don't see that 1 can make them act upon them till they are ready," said the Mayor, still laughing. "A feature ol the proceedings was that on the motion to take your nominations from t he table TUB VOTK Ali A1NHT IT was 8 to o. That was tho number stated to have been in the combiuation a week ago," continued the reporter. jhp Mayor shrugged his shoulders and said, "Well, 1 guess it's all right. But what do the* want V It is my place to nominate aud theirs to confirm or reject." "They seem to think. Mr. Mayor, that you are not treating them right. "So far as the opinions of the Aldermen are con cerned thev have given them officially to-day; for on the motion to take the nominations already in from the table several of them spoke against it, and said they did not consider your action fair or courteous to the Board." "Did theyV" said the Mayor. "Who were they who spoke against it?" "Mr. Van Schalck spoke against It, and 1 believe Mr. Cooper also, as well as one or two others. Have yeu heard the names of the eight who voted against action to-day?" "No. Oh. I have nothing to do with that," re plied the Mayor. "They have a right to shape their own action." "Hut If they continue in their course and decline to confirm, and the thing reaches A 'DKAIILOCK,' what Is to become of the new city government that has been anticipated with so much interest? l suppose ii no nominations are continued the pres ent members of the Board will hold over," Inter polated the reporter. "There is no occasion lor a 'deadlock,' for there Is plenty of time between now and Monday?a > week is a good while (laughing), and we don't j know what may happen by that time," continued the Mayor. "1 want to have the new government I set Iu motion, and If the Aldermen can't agree upon mv nominations I shall try to keep on send ing them in names until they do /eel that the city j ia safe." "And of course the old Incumbents will hold their positions until their successors are ap pointed ?" "Well, I am not sure about that. I suppose so. But." and here the Mayor assumed an expression of gravity, "there is a week leit yet to act in, aud TtlK WAY MATTKKS STAND Is this:?The people of New York are my constitu ents. and I like to know what their opinions are. Now It Is quite possible that 1 may send iu my nominations between now and Monday" The reporter was about to say, "But, Mr. Mayor, the Board does not meet again until Monday." But the Mayor cut off the reporter's iuea bv con I tinning:?"It Is quite likely that I shall submit my nominations before the week is out by having them published. 1 have thought about It and I guess I ; shall do it. Then, alter the people have seen them aud inado up their miuds about it, 1 shall send them In to the Aldermen at their meeting on Mon I day uext. I am pretty certain I Hit A I.I. SEND TIIKM TO TIIK PAPERS in a couple of days or so. How will that be ?" As the Mayor said this he looked up ami laughed heartily. "That will be a sharp counter stroke," replied | the reporter, "and you will have the advantage of having a little public opinion as well as a good deal of Aldermanlc opinion about them. Perhaps the public would like to be consulted in that way just as well as the Aldermen." "Exactly, exactly," replied the Mayor. "We shall have all the opinions then, and If we don't get good men it will be somebody's fault." 1'hls closed the conversation, and the reporter retired, leaving the Mayor enjoying a good quiet chuckle. The Anlltant Aldermen?Tlic Annexa tion of WcitthFKter?The Alleged Per mit Frauds and Forgeries. A session of the Board ol Assistant Aldermen was held yesterday, when a resolution was offered by Mr. Haley to appoint a committee or three from each branch of the Common Council to Investigate the alleged frauds In the matter of forging the names ol Aldermen and Assistant Aldermen to ap plications lor permits for signs, Ac., was unani mously adopted. The resolution of tho Board of Aldermen approving of the bin to annex certain towns In Westchester county to New York, and asking the Governor to sign It, was rererred to the I Committee on I,aw. M?xsrs. Haley, Coddlngton and .simonsou were appoint-d as tho committee to i investigate the permit fruuds. Tlie Supervisor*? Rieetlun of the New Clerli?The Heriuunrat Orgunixatiun Not Yet Completed. The Supervisors met yesterday at hair-past three o'clock?this being the first meeting since the Governor signed the new charter. General I'lnk ney, the Clerk ol the Board of Aldermen, appeared with his clerks, an I r dleved those ol Clerk Young and called the roll, when all were lound urc-ent except Mr. Koch. On motion of Mr. Kehr, Mr. Ottcndorler was appointed temporary chairman, aud Messrs. Lysart i and Kehr were appointed to conduct Mr. Otten dorter to the chair. A protest iroin Major J. B. I > ountr. ex-clerk, ?against his removal was read, and ' (ieneraJ I'lnkney was elected in his place: the only I negative vote being that of Mr. Flanagan. I When a motion was made that the Board go : Into the election of a permanent President, Mr. i Vance was nominated by Mr. Morris, and Mr. I Cooper b.v Mr. Flanagan. Mr. Kehr moved I to lay tiie resolution to go into an election upon the table, which was adopted and the Boari adjourned until Thursday, at half-past thr?P I Immediately after Messrs. Billings, Morris in,| M'Cafferty nad been appointed a commit! iy to revise the rules. VIOAB QENJ2RAL QUINN. Correction of Inaccuracies In the lie port of His Inaugural Mefmon and Si tu Himself II Iglit. St. Patrick's Catheobai, May 12, 1873. To tiia Kditok ok tiie Herali>;_ (SiK-The report which is pntfahed tn your paper this morning giving what I yas 9!,p|)OW(1 ^ ,,aV(> suld yesterday at St. I'at.'ick's Cathedral Is so totally Incorrect that 1 an Sonst rained to call on von ? its reDrSanu!tl>!? n- acc"riicy 011 the part of Kesoeolfiuiv. your obedient "*rTW,fc WHC-OU1AN IMP AT BEST. Funeral of the Chief Justice at the Capital. An Impressive Assemblage in the Senate. Bench, Bar, Pulpit and Peo ple Represented. THE STREETS CROWDED WITH SPECTATORS. Final Interment of the Remain* To-Day in Oakhill Cemetery. Washington, D. C., May 12, 1873. Preparations for the luneral of the late Chief Jus tice Chase were completed this morning. The Senate chamber was hung in black, the doorways and gallery in the rear of the Vice President's chair being heavily draped, as were also the entrances to the chamber. The galleries were densely filled at an early hour with spectators, and hundreds or persons were unable to obtain entrance. TI1K FLOOR OK THE SENATE was exclusively reserved for specifically named officers and persons, who entered irom time to time and took the seats assigned to them. Among these were full representations of the foreign lega tions, including the Ministers from England, France, Spain, Russia, Brazil, Turkey, Austria and Peru, and the- acting ChargC* d'Atfalres-of Japan, together with their respective secretaries and at taches, all of them In plain dress. The MEMBERS OK CONGRESS PRESENT were Senators Cameron, Sargent, Kelley, and Mor rill, or Vermont; Casserly, C'ragin, Coukllng, and Representatives Potter, Randall, llolman, Garfield, and Hon. Charles O'Nell and Judge McCalmontr. of Pennsylvania. nujriNGirsiiRD persons present. Hon. Reverdy Johnson was conspicuous In th# assemblage, being one or the oldest and most In timate rrlends or the deceased. ?eats were also oc cupied by the officers of the respective houses, the Judges or the ITulted States Court oi Claims and of the Territorial Courts, and the officers of the De partment or Justice; a large representation of tho clergy o( tho district; the Assistant Secretaries of State, the Treasury and the interior ; the Assistant Attorneys Ueneral and the Assistant Postmasters General; the heads of the bureaus n? the several departments of the government; offl cers of the Army and Navy; the Council and Houso or Delegates of the Territorial Legislature; the civil officers ol the Territorial government and Invited friends, among whom were R. C. Parsons and Ueneral Harry. At noon t?!<; Rev. Dr, Tiffany entered at the main door, reciting THE FUNERAL SERVICES commencing "I am the resurrection and the life," and accompanied by the pullbearers? Admiral Goldsborough, Judge Schley of Md. General McDowell, Dr. I'eter Parker, Governor Cooke, Whltelaw Reid, Hon. Montgomery Blair, W. VV. Corcoran, \V. 1). Gallagher, Hon. A. P. Perry. Chief Justice Casey, THE CAHKF.T, covered with flowers, was next brought Into the chamoer by the colored servants or the Snpreme Court and placed upon the catafalque in the area fronting the Secretary's desk, w hich was strewn with floral wreaths, crosses, anchors, Ac., the large cross from New York being placed on the Vice President's desk. THE PRESIDENT AND CABINET. | Next entered President Grant, Secretaries Fish, I Richardson, Robeson, Delano, Attorney General I Williams and Postmaster General Creswell, accom panied by the ladies or their respective households and the immediate relatives of the deceased, followed by the colored servants, male and lomale, all In deep mourning. The minister ? coucltided his reading by the time the assembly was seated. Rev. Mr. Cleavelaud read a passiige from the Scriptures, when Rev. B. Peyton Brown delivered a prayer. THE FUNERAL DISCOPIiSE. Rev. Dr. Tillaiiy delivered the discourse, la which he said a prince and gr.-at man had fallen which had brought those present and the whole country to a common sorrow. After the war was over, although the constitution was st rained, in consequence of the peril ol the nation's lire, he afterward sat in ami passed Judg ment on some of his own official acts. As Secre tary of the Treasury, dispensing thousands or mil lions ot dollars, no one ever accused him of wreng, and tie went out of that office a poorer man than he was when he assumed its duties. After the death of Tanev It was but just and proper that the late Chief Justice should be his successor. Tne minister theu read an EXTRACT FROM A LETTER written bv Mr. Chase on the subject or the President cy in which he said he did not desire the Presidency ' or a nomination; uordld he know, with his views I and convictions, whether he was a suitable candl ! date; and yet. tne minister remarked, an Impres sion prevailed that Mr. Chase was a disappointed politician. It was undeniaule that no man saw In his acts indications of querulousness and bit terness, but their opposite. He was kind to all, a pure patriot, an upright Judge and a Christian gentleman. It would be. found that Ins blameless private life was rendered more conspicuous by his eminent official position. No acts of his life need concealment. His character was without a blemish. Scandalous attacks have been made on public men, and, per haps, many of them were Innocent, but uone have attempted to tarnish the mirror or TI1E REFUTATION OK TIIE DECEASED, and tils name gees down to posterity without re proach. Courteous in bearing, he superadded a Christian consecration; he was great, among men, but as a child lietore his Patuer in Heaven. Lin coln, the martyr I'resldent, was lollowed by Stanton, the iron Secretary ol War, and Seward, I he polished Secretary or state, followed not long ago and now another leaves us, his death hastened by ills arduous labors as Secretary of the Treasury. Remembering his lire and his sudden decease, n?ay we not say "My Father, the chariots or ls?aei and the horsemen thereor," anddevoutty pray that his fallen mantle may rest on one chosen of fjodf The minister then concluded with a prayer, when It was announced that tho further services would be performed at the cemetery. PROCESSION' TO OAKHILL CEMETJuY. Under the direction of tho Marshal the proce* slon was reformed and moved to Oak^m cemetery, where the remains will lie temporarily interred. There were about eighty carriage? m the proces 1 slon, mostly private, the Prest<ent and Cabinet uml foreign Ministers occupying their own. Thou sands of persons were on the Greets as spectators. The dny was clear. There a tolling of bells preceding and after the funeral services. IN THE CHAPEL OF rnE CKMETERV llev. B. Peyton Browu began the services by read, mg Irom the burial service of the office, com mencing, "Man, that Ufiiorn of woman, hath but a short time to live Hnd Is lull or misery." The ministers present repeated in unison, "I heard a voice from heaveft saying unto me write, from henceforth blesse,j are the dead wno die In the Lord; even so s^th the Spirit, lor they rest from their labors." Rev. 15. Peyton Brown th-n read from the col lect, beginning, "O tnercllul <Jod. the Father of our Lsrd Jesus Christ, who is the resurrection and the llle." The ministers repeated in unison the Lord's Prayer, after which Rev. Dr. Tlirany pro riouueea the benedictiou, which concluded the ser vices. AFTER THE LAST SAD RITES In ye chapel the casket was lowered In to one oftha teAiporary vaults beneath the floor, where it will r, main till to morrow. It will then bo taken out, and, having In the meantime been enclosed in the case, will l>e Inferred In the lot of Governor Cook, in the new part ol the cemetery. The burial will be strictly private, lu accordance with the request (*I the laiuily, only the Immediate family being present. THE BAR OF THE COURT OF CLAIMS held a meeting to-day. Chief Justice Drake In the chair, and passed resolutions of respect to the late Chief Justice. Action of the St. l?otil? B*r. St. Loris, Mo., May 12, 1873. The Bench and Bar of this city held a meeting to-day and adopted resolutions of respect to the memory of Chief Justice Chase. Tributes of Ihr Bar of H*rtfor??. Hartford. Conn., May 12,1873. In the United States District Court, held bf adjournment in New Haven to-day, the death ol ' chicl Justice liia-e vV.,i .,'U.UIUU win. Esq., acting District Attorney, who spoko briefly in eulogy of the deceased. judge Nathaniel Shlpman also In a few remarks, paid an appropriate tribute to Mr. Chase, and tje i court was adiourued out of resnecl to hla memory.

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