Newspaper of The New York Herald, May 16, 1873, Page 6

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated May 16, 1873 Page 6
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NEW YORK HERALD BROADWAY AND ANN STREET, JAMES GORDON BENNETTf PROPRIETOR. Volume XXXI III..No. 13ft amusements this evening. IiOWKRV THEATRE, Bowory.?Thi Soldier's 1'itou BBHIt. tO. NEW FIFTH AVENUE THEATRE, 728nnd 730 Broad way.? Divorce. WOOD'S MUSEUM. Broadway. corner Thirtieth ?t.? Four Knaves ami hik Pai'k. Aiternoou and evening. ATHENEUM. r.,c5 Broadway.?Grand Vahiett Enter tainbknt. N!RI?0'S GARDFN, Broadway, between Prince and Houston stii.-A7.iiiM , ou. Tuk Magic Charm. UNION SQUARE THEATRE, Union sqoare. near Broadway?Ftou Krou. ACADEMY OF MUSIC. Fourteenth street?Acs Dan Gesbllsuiioit _ OI.YMPIC THEATRE. Brondway. between Honston and Uleeoker street.?Ilunrtr Duamr. WALLACE'S THEATRE, Broadway and ThirteenUi ?treet.?Tti( Sqdibe's Last Shilling. GRAND OPERA HOUSE, Twenty-third *t. and Eighth av?Monte i'bisto. BOOTH'S THEATRE. Twenty-third Btrcet.corner Sixth avenue.?Aar Robsart. THEATRE COMIQUE, No. 614 Broadway.?Daaaa. Bl'RLESQOE and UUO. MRS. F. B. CONWAY'S BROOKLYN THEATRE.? Faint Heart Neve it Wok Fair Lady, Ac. STEINWAY H ALL. Fourteenth street.?O rand Concert. Matinee at 2%. CENTRAL PARK GARDEN-Sdmher Niobts' Con CERTS. TONY PASTOR'S OPERA HOUSE. No. 201 Bowery. - Yaribtt Entertainment. BRYANT'S OPERA HOUSE, Twenty-third et. corner 6th av.?Negro Minstrelst, Ac. TAMMANY ASSEMBLY ROOMS, Fourteenth street? Billiard Matcb. NEW YORK MUSEUM OF ANATOMY, 618Broadwav - Fcivnce and Art. TRIPLE SHEET. New York, Friday, May 10, 1873. THE NEWS OF YESTERDAY. To?Dny's Contents of tine Herald. ?THE MARCH TO KF1IVA AND TUE REAL CEN TRAL ASIAN QUESTION"?LEADING EDI TORIAL ARTICLE?SIXTH Taor. LUSIGNANI HANGED YESTERDAY ! INCITING CAUSES OF HIE WIFE MURDER I A BLOODY REVENGE FOR DESERTION ! TUE CRIME, THE CONVICTION AND THE PUN ISHMENT ! THE EFFORTS IN HIS BEHALF? Fourth Page. NIXON TO BE HANGED TO-DAY! SOLEMN AND PATHETIC SCENES IN PRISON! THE DES PAIR OF THE CONDEMNED! HIS BE QUESTS? Fourth Page. DISASTROUS CONTINUATION OF THE DRUM MOND MINES CALAMITY! TERRIFIC FIRES RAGING AND STARTLING NOISES COMING FROM THE SHAFTS! DELUGING THE PITS! MOURNING THE LOST! THE OF FICIAL INQUIRY AND VERDICT! GUN POWDER BLASTS TnE CAUSE?Seventh Page. A DECIDED IMPROVEMENT IN THE HEALTH OF THE HOLY FATHER?CABLE COMMUNICA TION BROKEN BETWEEN ASIA AND AUS THALIA?SEVENTH Page. VIENNESE DESPAIR OVER THE MONEY CRISIS! SEVERE EFFECTS ELSEWHERE? DORRE GARAY'S VICTORY OYER THE GOVERN MENT FORCES?Seventh Page. A FIERCE WIND AND RAIN STORM PREVAIL ING IN VIENNA! THE WESTERN FRONT OF THE FAIR BUILDING BROKEN, VISIT ORS INJURED AND GREAT DAMAGE IKJNE TO GOODS! THE PRATER BECOMES A MORASS?Seventh Page. A KHIVAN LEVY EN MASSE TO RESIST THE RUSSIAN INVADERS?INTERESTING NEWS DESPATCHES FROM CUBA, MEXICO AND ELSEWHERE?Seventh Page. MORE MAYORAL NOMINEES CONFIRMED BY THE ALDERMAN1C HOARD! ADDITIONAL APPOINTEES?ANOTHER MUNICIPAL COM PLICATION?Til IED Page. EXCELLENT OPENING OF THE TROTTING SEA SON?RUMORS AS TO THE CHIEF JUSTICE SHIP OF THE UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT?THE CIVIL RIGHTS JUBILEE OF THE PEOPLE OF COLOR?Thikd Page. IMPORTANT LEGAL PROCEEDINGS! TUE BEL GIAN AND PHYFER MURDER CASES! CON VICTION FOR MANSLAUGHTER J THE BANK FRAUDS?Fifth PAGE. MEASURES PASSED UPON BY THE STATE LEGISLATURE YESTERDAY?MARITIME NEWS?PEACE ON EARTH?Tenth Page. RICHMOND AGITATED OVER THE RECENT | DUEL! MCCARTY UNDER GUARD! THE SECONDS MISSING?SEVENTH PagB. THE DUTCH CAMPAIGN AGAINST THE AGUEE NESE! GLOOMY PICTURES OF THE DEADLY MORASSES OF ACIIEEN! A SLIM CHANCE FOR THE HOLLANDERS! A MAHOMETAN "LAST DITCH"?Fifth Page. MONETARY EASE ON CHANGE' THE STOCK OF BULLION IN THE VAULTS OF THE BANK OF ENGLAND! WHAT OF TUE FUTURE? GOLD AND STOCKS? Eighth Page. Collisions on the ItivEn.?Two collisions between vessels on the East Iiivcr, occurring within twenty-lour Lours of ejicli other, should ?erve as a warning to pilots to exercise more Tigilance. The opening of the Spring and Summer season of business blocks up our water thoroughfares as well as the streets, and calls for a strict attention to duty on the part of those to whose care life and proj>erty are hourly entrusted, There is entirely too much 1 recklessness displayed by some of the pilots on both rivers, and the infrequency of fatal disasters may be regarded as providential. The recent collisions will, it is to be hoped, prove a beneficial lesson. Th* Columbia (8. C.) J'Ucnnix remarks that ??another proof that no Southern man will feel comfortable in Philadelphia at the Centennial Celebration is offered us by the Bulletin, of that City. It proposes that a national hymn, com posed during the late war (!), shall bo sung upon the occasion." The J'hoenix is mis taken. The hymn referred to was composed daring the Revolutionary war, its name, "Yan kee Doodle." It was sung at the battles of Cowpens, King's Mountain and York town. It is a choice American air, and well known to all nations. Russian Advices from Khiva indicate that the Khau is making an active endeavor to master a force which will enable him to meet the Russians in the field. It appears also as if his stronghold bad not been completely re duced, as was at first reported, by the im perialists. Another Gbeat Victory over the Modoca 1 A whole day's fighting, two savages killed and do squaws or pappoosea visible. Three times three for Gillem and Davis ! I'be in arc n to Khlra ?n<l the Kfftl Central A?mn (Vacation. Tho intelligence of the Russian advance into the classic region of the Oiiu invests the theatre of tho Central Asian war with new in terest. The Jre-iry and Sahara-like wastes in which tho Czar's military expedition is now manoeuvring, ostensibly for the possession of Khiva, but roally with an ulterior object, were trodden, 329 B. C., I>y the veterans of Alex ander, and, in modern times. by tho fierce troops of Tamerlane. Although surpassed in historic celebrity and political importance the \ .illoy of the Oxus in to-day less known than many portions of the Arctic and Antarctio lands. A glance at the physical and political geography of tho Eastern Aral and Caspian basins will greatly assist in uncovoriug tho Muscovite desigus in now forcing their warlike columns against the contemptible and insig nificant mud walls which form tho only forti fications of the village of Khiva. The great interior slopes, which converge in the Caspian and Aral basins, are among tho most forbid ding and desolate regions of Asia, and pro sent in themselves not a singlo objcot to tempt tho conqueror. Out off from the geographical advantages of nearnoss to the sea, these arid and sandy deserts sustain only a small growth of brushwood and tho thorny herb, and the climate is one of fiercest ex tremes. The temperatnro in Summor, whero ever observations have been taken, is fearfully high, ranging from 108 degrees to 144 de grees, while in Winter, with a dry atmosphere, it talis to twenty-five degroes below zero. The army of Tamerlane in its Winter campaign w is destroyed by intense cold on tho banks of the Oxus ; but their terrible fate was repeated by the Russian army in 1839, in its snow bound march against Khiva. So utterly worthless is the Caspian watershed in itself that in 1739 the Empress Anno ordered tho evacuation of tho province of Ghilan, won by the arms of Peter the Great, and it was abandoned on account of tho un healthiness of the climate. So far as tho rescue of Russian captives is concerned? which is ostensibly the plea of Russia in defence of her present formidable movement against Khiva?it is well known that the Rus sians at Khiva are mostly deserters, convicts and those who have fled from political persecution in their native country, and who would be the last to favor the appearance of tho Russian flag in tho country of their adoption. But it is said by those best acquainted with the situ ation that since the Khan's treaty with the Czar in 1854, by which it was agreed he should never purchase or hold Russian prisoners taken by the Teke Turcomen, only a single Russian captive has remained in Khiva and ho in the voluntary employment of the Khan as his gardener. Tho design of the present campaign in the lower Valley of the Oxus cannot be disguised, and has, perhaps, more than one object. The lofty and snow-clad mountains of the Kuen lun, the Bolor Tagh and the Karakorum, together with the great Pamir tableland, which Humbolt regarded as a north and south link between the Thian Shan and Himalaya, look down on the great valleys, which alone afford transasiatic communication. These valleys, through which the swift current of the Oxus and the turbid volume of the Indus are supplied with water, contain the trans-conti nental highways of history and the immemo rial tracks of merchants passing across Asia between the Western world and China. There are two principal caravan routes across Cen tral Asia, one leading by Bokhara and Samar cand, the old capital of Tamerlane, over tho Terek Pass to Cashgar, while the other passes up the Oxus Valley by Balkh and then along a gorge of the Pamir plateau to the eastward. The former was seized by Russia in 1866 and the latter is now an object of her strong desire. It was mainly by this latter route, through tho Pamir gorge, that, from the most ancient times, com munications were maintained between China and the Western World It was this thorough fare which was traversed by the celebrated Marco Polo in the thirteenth century, and also by the great explorer, Benedec Goes, in 1603, as also by the latest travellers who have made the transit of Central Asia. The posses sion of be :h those caravan highways, the only available ones for transasiatic commerce, would give Russia a direct communication and an immensely profitable monopoly of trade, and enable her to exclude English manufac tured goods from Turkistan, on both routes of entrance, as is now done on the route over which the Russians have control. It may be that the design of Russia in this campaign is to secure the great commercial advantages to accrue from the possession of the great roads from the Caspian Sea to tlve Chinese frontier. But when it is remembered that lor many years the conflicting interests of English East Indian policy and Russian ex pansion in the Oxus Valley have been growing more serious and threatening, it is natural for the world to suspect that the overspreading power of Russia in Asia means Btill further encroachment if possible. It has been hold by military writers for nearly the last half century that Herat (lying southeast of the Caspian), near the Afghanistan border, is the "key to India;" and it has been strongly argued of late that the occupation of the region immediately contiguous to this "key" involves the real Central Asian question. Once at Khiva, and holding that Khanate in its grasp, the Russian Bear will have no difficulty in helping himself to the Upper Oxus and the avenues which lead, in a fortnight's march, to the British frontier of the Pnnjaub and to the world-famed Vale of Cashmere. The famous Catherine of Russia, during her memorable reign, it is said, caused to be fixed at the northern entrance or gateway into the Crimea a mile-post, bearing the inscription, "This is the road to Constantinople." Having established a strongly fortified base of opera tions at Sebastapol, the late Emperor Nicholas, thinking the time had come for pursuing the road of Catherine to its appointed terminus, lound, in the holy places at Jerusalem, matter lor a quarrel with the "Sick Man of Turkey," and so followed the Crimean war. This war, however, instead of carrying the Czar to the (/olden Horn, cut him out of the strong posi tions at the mouth of the Danube which had been conquered by Catherine, and reduced hiB half-way military stAtiou of Nebastopol to a harmless peace establishment But no ono supposes that Russia has aban doned her original design in this direction. The flaukiae of Turkav ia Asia. throuuU Northern Peru!*, may bo ah ulterior object of her present designs upou the deserts of Tur kistan. But, takiu<? British India an the rent design lyiug behind thin much upon Khiva, what in the prospect of success to Russia? Let us suppose that she is in complete and undis puted occupation of Turkistau ; that she luw established a line of forte and military depots along the river Oxus, from its mouth at Lake Aral, up tho stream to Koondooa, % line over a thousand miles in length, on a desert river, and that at this point, at tho cost of two or three hundred millions of dollars, she has es tablished an army of fifty thousand men, fur the invasion of tho Punjaub, and that a march of Rome four hundred miles is all that is left between her army and the Vale of Cashmere? let us suppose all this, and still the most diffi cult portion of the task is before her. Between Koondooz and Cashmoro rise tho vast moun tain chain of the Hindoo Koosh, part of the Himalayan range, the loftiest mountains on our globe. To carry ait invading army over the lofty ridges and through the deep defiles of the Hindoo Koosh, or even aoroBA tho intervening desert and the Afghanis tan range to tho Indus, will require the genius of a Hannibal or a Napoleon. The dosort country of fifteen hundred miles between the Caspian and Koondooz, the fierce extremes of heat and oold peculiar to this inhospitablo wilderness, and the wild tribes which wander over it, will occupy Russia yet many years ere Hhe is firmly established in it; so that before hor army, destined for Hindostan, can be advanced to tho barriers of tho Hindoo Koosh the living generation of men will probably have passed away. In limiting, therefore, the march of Russia upon Khiva to designs upon certain overland channels of trade, wo cover this invasion, perhaps, to the extent to which tho living generation will bo practically in terested in itw designs and results. Deep Sea Sonndlng"?The Juniata? Cable Monopolies. We had congratulated our readers upon the fact that one of our vessols of war, the United States steamer Juniata, had been prepared for deep sea sounding by the Navy Department, and would shortly proceed to map out the Atlantic basin for the cable-laying of tho future. It seems, however, that our congratu lations wcro somewhat premature. The time for the ship to sail upon this useful and nec essary duty was drawing near, when, without any apparent reason, the sounding apparatus put on board the Juniata was removod and all preparations suddenly stopped. It seems, then, that the soundings will not be taken. We would like to know tho reason of this, for it is something unusual to prepare a ship for special service, at considerable expense, and then not Bend her to sea. At least there is generally some good cause for taking suck a course, and in this case wo can see none whatever. The prosecution of deep sea soundings in the Atlantic is an important matter, especially at the present, when new cables are about being laid down. The Navy Department will have to bestir itself in this matter. It is of the greatest consequence that tho company now forming for the purpose of opposing the monopolists of ocean telegraphy should have every legitimate support from the government, and no assistance at this stage would be more valuable than would bo rendered by soundings of the line of ocean best suited to laying down cables, which will put the ocean telegraphy of the world upon a fair, honest basis, and pluck from the hands of the present companies all opportunity of levying excessive charges. The Secretary of the Navy, it would seem, must be badly advised to abandon so well con ceived a plan as the one he had developed on the eve of its execution. Our commercial men who stood ready to thank him for this great service when finished will doubtless feel little like doing so when they loarn that the Juniata is, after all, not to do this useful and promised work. We have often claimed and now reassert that our vessels of war cannot be better employed than sounding out the great depths of the ocean, surveying little-known coast lines and foreign ports. The Juniata should be allowed to commence the work for which she has been prepared. At this time, too, one of our war vessels should be sent to search for the Polaris, and, if possible, bring back her surviving officers and crew to the United States. The Gallows is at work. City roughs, men with fierce passions and those predis posed to emotional irregularity will take notice that the prevailing fashion hereabouts is to hang those who take human life?that is, if a jury guiltless of reading newspapers fails to vote the prisoner insane. New Jersey sus pended the Italian wife murderer, Lusignani, at Morristown yesterday, lie went to his punishment much as a Modoc savage might, and his last hours proved him a hardened wretch most dangerous to the community. To-day New York will claim from Michael Nixon the only answer ho can make for the cold-blooded, unprovoked slaughter of a hard working, honest man, the head and support of an interesting family. In the Tombs this morning Justice will take the life of the mur derer, not alone as the penalty of his crime, but equally as a warning to the dangerous classes. If the pistol, the car hook and tho knife threaten orderly citizens, the law has its weapons and its methods of severe self-protection. Long im munity from proper punishment had em boldened crime till life was insecure and mur der awaited it* victims in our streets, hotels and public conveyances. We have lately had three convictions for murder. Foster has | paid his penalty. Nixon suffers justly to-day. Stokes still proves the power ot money in con tinned delay of execution, flis ability to do so will soon be exhausted, lie has for many months acted the jolly stoic in his luxurious though narrow cell. He will do well to-day, and for the short time remaining to him, to think seriously on the end of hu two fellow lodgers and prepare for his own. Murder is hereafter to be dangeroa-i to the criminal. The Money Panic tn Vienna has prodncod a vary iisheartening effect <>n tho people of the Austrian capital. Th< financial tremor is ex tending from the German municipal centre. Its influence has been already felt on the shores of the Black Sea, in Olnasa. Trade has beeu completely suspended in the Russian city, and discounts advanced to nino par cent yostcrdar. The Extermination of the Hodoci ProgrrM of the W ar. After a half dozen disastrous blunders and defeat* we have gained a victory over the ter rible Modoc* which is worth considering. In summing up the result* of our successful battle we find that the Modocn were driven from the hold with the loss of two killed, a oumber of horses captured, and a good supply or ammunition and provisions. On our side the loss was four men killed (including one Warm Spring Indian) and several soldiers woundod. This fancied victory has renewed the courage of our troops, and would, it was supposed, completely demoralize Captain Gen eral Jack. But it seem9 that he has only moved bis headquarters to another strong position twenty miles from his original strong hold, and that our l)oys, finding that they would probably get the worst of it in attacking him in his uew position, particularly as he was fortifying it and might have an Armstrong gun or two up in those oliflb, returned to camp. But Captain Jack will or ought to be astonished when our mortar batteries are brought up and commence to shell him out However, as two days would be consumed in bringing up the mortars, our fellows may find "the house that Jack built" vacated on their return, and Jaok himself "over tbo hills and far away" or working in the rear on our provision trains. Meantime we are rejoiced to hear ttiat our troops at last advices were about to desert their old camp on Tule Like because it is un healthy in Summer, and is already beginning to bo infested with scorpions and rattlesnakes, enemies as treacherous as the Modocs. Scor pions, rattlesnakes and Modocs are too much

of a bad thing. But those boxes of fixed ammunition and those two tons of provisions captured from Captain Jack perplex us more than the scorpions or rattlesnakes. How and trom whom did he get those boxes and bags of supplies and all those horses ? Did he find them in the fissures of those lava beds, or did they drop down from the clouds ? Or did he capture them or borrow them here and there in the surrounding country and bring them to his camp by some underground railroad? Nobody can tell. General Davis and General Gillem ought to get up a committee of inves tigation on the subject as soon as they cap ture Captain Jack, if not sooner. Any how, it will be useless to try to starve out those Modocs so long as they can show a surplus of two tons of provisions for thirty men in mov ing from one lava bed to another. We fall back upon our original proposition, that the case of Captain Jack calls for General Sheridan. "Little Phil's" tactics are exactly adapted to meet this case. We are getting tired of these flaming reports of what our troops are preparing to do and with the small results from these grand undertakings when accomplished. We want a general against the Modocs whose first charge upon them will be kept up till they are all killed or captured ; and as this is Sheridan's method of fighting the redskins he is the man to settle with Cap tain Jack, should General Davis fail within a reasonable time to report a decisive settle ment with the wily savage and his desperate band of followers. A World of Peace and Goodwill* The heading of this article indicates the hamane bnt remote design with which a num ber of learned legal and philanthropic gentle men met last evening in this city. There are and have been many kindly souled beings in the world whose dream of a broad, passionless yet beautiful humanity has led thom on to an expansion of the visionary idea into schemes of government for the world of that miraculously harmonious future. It has never been, and we sincerely hope never will be, the habit of cultivated minds to deal harsh ly with these benevolent persons. When na tions in good or evil cause have risen to buckle on their armor the dreamers after universal peace have been gently pushed aside, and with all its horrors war enacted as if they never had existed. When the days of peace return they are heard from once more, and while all the world sorrowfully admits the main truth of their argument each nation makes a reservation in its own favor. The difficulty which the Rev. Mr. Miles, of Boston, experienced among the government officials of Europe, the relation of which was the chief feature of his address before the meeting to which we have already alluded, was a gingerly shyness of touching the subject of uni versal peace at all. Mr. Gladstone, for in stance, is reported to have given the reverend gentleman assurance of his belief that the ob ject was good and commendable. It would, however, work harm to the object the reverend gentleman and his learned and benevolent friends had in view if he (Gladstone) was known to be an active worker in the cause. It must come from the outside of all govern ments, and this would hasten its favor with all the Powers. We may go a little further than the English Premier went, and say that no government is likely to touch such a scheme, whether in the crude state or crystallized into dear words, if it consists of a pledge of the nations not to engage in war. While Mr. Gladstone was making known the very pro found fact that his Ministry would do every thing possible to avoid war Earl Granville was perhaps dictating his sharp and meaning note to Russia on the Khiva* question. The subject of that note is so curious a commen tary on the stumbling block to dreamers of universal peace that its mention cannot be fairly complaincd of. The Geneva arbitration, with whatever suc cess it can claim in promoting the amity of nations, has stimulated the friends of peace fulness to great exertions, and, bo far as we can judge from the tenor of the addresses made and sympathizing letters read, the im mediate object of the learned and benevolent gentlemen is to promote a meeting of distin guished international lawyers in the Fall to formulate a series of rules, to be sub mitted to the various governments after wards, for the settlement of all future international disputes by arbitration instead of war. Wc are glad that the gentlemen have come down somewhat from the airy level of the confirmed dreamers, and admit that for the present, at least, nations are not unlikely to have disputes. The rules which they may ghape must have one value?namely, to indi cate to nations more or less definitely the rational means by which war in certain cases can be avoided. It is, in this sense, a worthy movement, and we hops that Wisdom herself may preside at thoir deliberations. But the proposition t^iat Yfcu, uatjQr All cir cumstances, is iniquitous will never be ac cepted until the world i? so satisfied with its status qno that change would be criminal. That blissful timo will not arrive until hu manity is shorn of half the emotions that stir its soul just now. The pride of the conqueror, the bitterness of the vauquifched, the over bearing of the strong, the nervous resentment of the weaker, the avarice of power in the able and unscrupulous, the hatred of the oppression flowing from such a power md a hundred other highly human emotions must all be eradicated before the salutation of the angels is more than a figure of speech. Work In the LeglaUtare. Our law-makers were hard at work yester day. Evidently they intend to clear their desks for a final adjournment in the course of next week. Among a moss of other action the Senate passed the bill for payment of sala ries in the Department of Buildings, and agreed to the Assembly amendments to the Commission of Charitable Corrections bilL Both houses passed resolutions for an investi gation of Ezra Cornell's execution of his con tract with the State in connection with the College land grant. The Senate passed the Brooklyn-New Lots Annexation bill, the Thir teenth Regiment Armory bill, the bill defining murder and the District Court Amendment act. In the evening the constitutional amendments wore agroed to by the Senate, except that relating to the Legislature, which was changed by making the present eight Judicial districts each a Senatorial district, giving to the New York district six Senators, to the Second dis trict five and to the others four each, as pro posed by the Commission, thus making the whole number thirty-five instead of thirty two. The Assembly adopted a concurrent resolution to put over the constitutional amendments for a special session. This lies over, and will most likely be reversed. The appropriation of ninety-six thousand dollars for breech-loading rifles, for the National Guard was rejected in the Assembly, the balance of the conference report on the Supply bill being agreed to. It was rumorod at the capital that Governor Dix is inclined to veto the Westchester Annexation bill, but it is to be hoped the assertion is without foundation. The Was in Sumatra?An Interview with Cesabe Moreno.?We publish to-day in an other part of the paper an interesting account of the Dutch at Sumatra, the cause and nature of the war there with the natives, as well as of the character, habits, resources and views of the native Acheenese, as given in an interview with the former Prime Minister of the Sultan of Acheen, Celso Cesare Moreno. Mr. Moreno, who is an Italian, and formerly both an officer in the Italian navy and a member of the Italian Par liament, was known among the Mohammedans of Sumatra as Mustapha Sahib, and was much honored by the Sultan and people of Acheen. He had been previously chief-of-staff to Nana Sahib in the war of that great Indian chief against England, and carries with him the scars of British sabres. He has a thorough knowledge of Asiatic countries, and, conse quently, the information he gives about Acheen and the war of the Dutch against the Achee nese, will be read with interest PERSONAL INTELLIGENCE. Lieutenant Governor Robinson Is at tbe Grand Central Hotel. Judge P. Pouliaio, of Baltimore, is staying at the Grand Central Hotel. Commander C. V. Gridley, of tbe United States Navy, is at tbe Astor House. Commander George P. Ryan, of the United States Navy, is at the St. James Hotel. Senator A. G. Thurman, of Columbus, Ohio, has arrived at the St. Nicholas Hotel. Senator Buckingham, of Connecticut, yesterday arrived at the Fifth Avenue Hotel. Lieutenant William Watts, of the United States Navy, is staying at tbe Sturtevant House. President Grant and General Habcock arrived at the Fifth Avenue Hotel from New Haven last even ing. Governor Hartranft was at the Fifth Avenue Hotel yesterday, returning to Harrlsburg from the encampment of the Grand Army of tbe Republic at New Haven. The Governor of Tennessee has appointed Colonel John C. Burch, editor of the Nashville Union and American, Comptroller of the State Treasury, in place of W. W. Hobbs, resigned. The Duke of Norielk, who is Premier Duke and hereditary Earl Marshal of England, a Roman Catholic, aged twenty-six, is to marry Mile. Moatalembert, daughter of the Illustrious Count. German papers announce tbe death of a well know.t author, Wolfgang Men/el, at the age Of seventy-nve years. He was a professor at Heldelf berg and Stuttgart, and fuugbt against Napoleon. Lakana, a member ol the Japanese Embassy, Is soon to espouse Mile. Hubert, the daughter of a wealthy coal merchant in Paris, and as a prepara tion for the event has already espoused Catho licism. M. Ranic, who has been chosen to represent Lyons in the National Assembly, is one of the principal writers on M. Oambetta's organ, La HI publiqw. Frarv;aiiw. Though he was a member of the Commune, be is not classed as one of the most scarlet reds. The Vlscomte de Thonals is to marry, in Paris, a young Chinese lady, the adopted daughter of a French merchant of Canton, who has been edu cated in Bordeaux. The young lady is a convert to Christianity, and when baptized added Marie to her previous name of In-Tse. Doctor Ziemialkowskl, the newly appointed Polish Minister in the Austrian Cabinet, has seen great vicissitudes, having been in youth con demned to death for high treason as one of the most active of the Polish patriots struggling te establish the independence of his native land. Monslgnor Mermillod, the Archbishop recently expelled from Swltseriand, has settled at Ferney, | France, in the former residence ofMme. Denis, the , celebrated niece of Voltaire. He is said to have 1 written to the Pope this comment on his late and j present places of labor:?"Your Holiness sent rne 1 to Caiviti; Calvin sent me to Voltaire; I hope to Inter them both." Tie Royal Humane Society's medal of England j has been conferred upon Alfred Freeman, a seaman on board the war ship Iron Duke, for an act of gal lantry In saving the life of a shipmate at Amoy, China, in April last year. Admiral Shadwell, R. N., commanding in the waters of Chlua, handed htm the medal in presence of the crew, and expressed tbe pleasure it gave him to do so. WEATHER REPORT. War DKrAUTMKNT. ) OrriCIt OF TI1E CUIKF SIUKAL OFFICII*, 5 Washington, D. C., May io?1 a. M. ) Probabilities. For the Middle states and lower lakes north westerly and northeasterly winds, rising barome ter, low temperature and partly cloudy and clear weather: for New Kngland and Canada northerly winds, generally clear, cool weather and rising ba rometor; for Tennessee, the Gulf and South Atlantic States rising barometer, northwesterly winds, clear and clearing weather; for the Upper Lakes and Northwest and thence to Missouri and the Ohio valley northerly winds, lower temperature, partly cloudy and clear weather. Reports are missing Irom tbe SouthWQBt Md went, tuc MW^wslooi tttvor. THE PHEBIDENT IN NEW HAVEN. A Hay of PmII*Ut?Honori (? the Hera Of WIdcheater*? Roreptloa by CtenerM Hherman?^rrrnidm and Ptckpoeketa. Nbw Havkn, Conn., May 15. 1873. To-day the people of Miih city have made a tioli day and devoted tttenuelvea enthusiastically to the service of doing Uoaor to their Cbief Magis trate, President Grant, and the distinguished general* of the army who are in hla company. The hanks, puMic offices, stores and schools, have beeu closed, and almost the entire populace, enticed by the beautiful wo&ther and the array of notables, have thronged the streets, reinforced with thou Atids of people from the country side. Wednesday's proceedings closed with a banquet given by the city to the Society of the Army of the Potomac, which was not concluded uutil thin morning. In attendance were President Grant, Vice President Wilson, General McDowell, who presided; General Sherman, General Sheridan, General Hancock, General Prankitn, General Deven, General Gibbon, General Haw ley, General Robinson, and Governor Ingersoil: Governor Converse, Governor Hartranft and ex Governor Jewell; Senator Buckingham and Presi dent Porter, of Yale. In response to toasts speeches were made by (ieneral Sherman. Vic? President Wilson, Governor Ingersoil, General Sheridan, General Hawiey, General Deven and Pro lessor Porter. RBGKPTION BT GENERAL RHRRMAN. Between eleven and twelve o'clock this fore noon General Sherman held a reception at the resi dence ofex-LleutenantGovernor Winchester, which was numerously attended by leading citizens. TUB RBVIRW. At one o'clock the Second regiment 0. N. G., assembled in the public square with the Governor'* horse and foot guards, and the New Haven an t Bridgeport posts of the Grand Army. The column, after forming, proceeded to the residence of Henry Parnam. and there received President Grant, Vice President Wilson, Generals Sherman, Sheridan, McDowell, Governors Ingersoil, Uart lanit and Converse, and Mayor Lewis, in carriages, and escorted them through the central portion of the city. Throughout the line of march flags and decorations greeted trie eye in prolusion, and ail the walks, doorways and win dows were crowded bv the people, who expressed their welcome In a hearty manner. On reaching the public square the President and party were escorted to seats ou a large stand erected for the occasion, and Immediately General Craufurd re viewed the Second reglm nt. At the conclusion of the review the President leit the stand, tho rest ot the party remaining and witnessing t,he dre.-w parade of the regiment. When this was over tho ORKAT THRONG OK I'KOI'l.E rushed about the stand and lustily cheered the party. General Sheridan was the recipient of much attention, and was wildly cneered. Pully 10,000 people were present. Tnis closed the pro ceedings of the day. KERkNADR TO SHERIDAN. In the evening the American l>and. of Provldencc, serenaded General Sheridan at the New tlaveu House, and he appeared in response and wad warmly greeted by a large crowd. At Music Hall, in the evening, a ball took place under the auspices ol the Admiral Poote post. An immense crowd was present, the galleried and floor being crowded. The decorations were profuse, the national colors being displayed every where, and either side of the hall hung with ban ners representing the emblems of all nations. The battle flags of Connecticut regiments were suspended irom the centre of the^hall, while the escutcheons of the several States were arranged on the walls. The stage presented a marvel of beauty with its hundreds of gas jets and many-colored flowers prettily arranged. Tho insignia or the Grand Army of the Republic were surmeunted by an oil painting ol Commodore Poote. The entrance of General Sherman at ten o'clock and of General Sheridan soon alter was greeted with great ap plause. In a square dance was noticed the lollowing distinguished gentlemenGeneral Sherman, Governor Jewell, General Devins and General Joe Hawiey. General Sherman and lady took the head and Governor Jewell and lady the foot, while General Devins and Hawiey, with their ladies, were arranged on the sides. Tho first dance participated in by General Sheri dan was a galop, with Miss Ingersoll as Ills partner. Vice President Wilson was on the floor between the dances conversing with a number of friends. The ladies generally wore very tine costumes, and many cities and towns were represented by the fair sex. The music, which waa furnished by Gilmore's Band, was excellent, and eniayed by the throngs In the galleries. This morning the DELEGATES TO THE NATIONAL ENCAMPMENT of the Grand Army held another meeting at the State House and disposed ol miscellaneous busi ness and elccted otilcers. General Deven was chosen presideut. Pres'dent Grant left the city for Washington on the hall-past lour train. The other guests leav* to-morrow. BAD FOR BUCKINGHAM. Pickpockets have been busy in the crowd to-day. Among the sutrerers is Senator Buckingham, who had Ills pocket relieved of $150. BB, BELLEW'S FAREWELL BEADI1G. At Stelnway Hall, last evening, Mr. J. M. Bellew gave a farwell reading previous to his departure for Europe. The entertainment was gotten up under the auspices of the Dry Goods Clerics' Early Clott ing and Benevolent Association, whose officers, Messrs. M. W. Murphy, L. Snyder, J. McGuIre, W. McUrath and W. C. Lewis had charge of the hall arrangements. The assemblage was large, quite filling the hall. It was an appreciative and enthu siastic audience. Judge John R. Brady presided, and was received with marked good feeling. The programme was varied, according to Mrs. Bellew*B Judicious plan, so as to bring out all his best points. A piece appropriate tot ho occasion opened the read ing, being a scene from Morton's sterltng little drama, "All that glitters is not gold," the dialogue between Jasper and Stephes Plum, the Lancashire cotton spinners. Mr. Bellewcalls it "Not ashamed of his trade." The inanly sentiment ?f a prido in one's sphere of labor was liberally applauded by the audience. " Belshazaar's Feast" was the next piece on the programme. It is not highly suited to platform reading; but Mr. Bellevr declaimed the lines with what was, neeessarily, measured force. The Katonswlll Election chapter, from "Pickwick," was a capital specimen of the reader's powers of comic individualization. Be stretches the delicious exaggerations ol Dickens to their utmost breadth, without overstepping the possible in ludicrous humanity. The curse of the laithless daughter Gonerll, from ' "King Lear" was rendered with great tragic power and more vehemence and soul than we have ob served hitherto in Mr. Bellew. It is dangerous ground, but he passed safely over. Dickens' touching poem. "The Children," and the humorous vapldness of Major Nnmby closed the reading witto an audience full of laughter and enthusiasm. At the close of the reading Judge Brady rose, and, after commenting warinly on the welcome which had been extended to Mr. Hollow in this country, said he would like to ask that gentleman, ere he left the United States, his opinion ol our people. Mr. Bellew replied:?"I am extremely grateful for the reception 1 have had in this country, i have met so many kindnesses, both in public and in private, that my voice shall never be heard on the other side of the Atlantic except in praise of the people of the United States. I take away with me, besides these pleasant recollections, a token ol good will and success in the substantial shape of a goodly bank account." He then con tinued:?"There is a movement on foot In this citv, in which I believe Judge Brady, our worthy Chair man, takes a leading part, to erect in Central Park a statue of Daniel O'Connell, the great Irish Liberator. Feeling the admiration that I do for that grand mental and physical giant, whose services to humanity I cannot sudlciently extol, I now beg to announce what I am prepared to do in aid of the endeavor to keep Daniel O'Conneli's memory green In the hearts of the people of this city, who comprise so many of the countrymen of that magnificent ge nius. I wisn, and Intend, upon my return to this city, in September, to give a reading whose pecu niary results shall be given in aid of the 'O'Con neil Statue Fund,' without deduction or any ex penses attendant upon the entertainment. Again I thank you, and declare iny hearty appreciation of your kindness to me, and now I bid you fare well." OBITUARY. Lieutenant Harris, United States Army. Lieutenant George Montgomery Harris, whose death is reported in despatches from the lava beds, was a native of Philadelphia. He was born In lMfl and entered the Military Academy In 1884, whence he graduated with honor in I8fl8. At the expiration of bis three months' leave of absence he was assigned to the Fourth artillery and ordered to Minnesota. During his five years of service he has been stationed in Minnesota, Texas, North Carolina and the Pacific eoast. Lieutenant Harris was a nephew of the late Bishop Mcilvuine. He was a young man of unassuming character, warmly affectionate, of honorable impulses and ambitious to excel in his chosen profession. Tnat he was a brave man was amplv shown In the en gagement where he received his death wounds, ills mother and brother are now with the remain* lu the lava beds camp and will bring the body to Philadelphia at once. DEATH OF TEE COUNTE33 P0RIALI3. Chicago, III., May 19, 1873. The wife of the Count Portulls, of the Frenclt Legation at Washington, a daughter of He? Haiti* day, died this afternoon in a paiare car on t,he Hnr lington road, while returning from * visit to Han Francisco. Thq remain* mil be UUMu to Now I

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