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*m? Credit MoMlier Partisans In Congress. MB DEFEICE CAUCUS D SESSION. Brooks and Oakes Ames Give MoComb a Flat Denial. Alleged Attempts at Compromise and Pacification. nmcnov to immigrants. Changing the Lights on Sandy Hook Lightship. Washington, Deo. 15,1873. Yfeo Credit Mobllier Scandal?MeComb'i CoucnlB| Brook* Vl|*i? ?ily D?l?d. ? The Credit Mobllier excitement baa reached Ita th?.t aii thoae implicated go about with anxiety depicted in their faces; the/ congregate la secret conclave* at the Arlington. Yesterday Oliver Ames, brother of Oakes Ames, was tele graphed for to attend a secret conference last evening. Among those present were Oakes Ames, his brother Oliver, MoMnrtrls, ex-Congress man John B. Alley and four or five other gentlemen supposed to he implicated In the affair, whoso names it Is not necessary to ?Motion at present. To-night they met again in parlor O at the Arlington. Ail except Oliver Asms, who left to-night for the Worth, wen pres ent The purpose of the conference was to pre pare an answer to the testimony of McComb. Mr. Alley, who will be examined to-morrow, will meet all the speclllo charges against him by an absolute denial. He says be never gave Sty shares of the Credit Mobllier to Mr. James Brooks, nor had the latter any interest In the Credit MoblUer stock. McComb, he says, made a deliberate misstatement when he asserted beiere the committee that those shares were given to Mr. BlCSisTn'KTs (Mcdomb's) prewn^e^nother partjr Vfrfr ts accused with navfng been bribed with Credit Mobllier shares states that Oakes Ames will deny that he dictated to McComb the Ust of Congressmen among whom the stock was to be distributed, as McComb has alleged hefhre the committee. There is not a particle ol truth In It,, says Oakes Ames; the whole story Is an invention of MoComb. When the Presidential election was in doubt McComb, It Is alleged, thought to scare pakes Ames Into settling the claim be had against the latter by Implicating leading repubUcan members of Congress. For this purpose he bad a statement published, with the letters of Oakes Ames In his possession. Be mode op a list or the most prominent members and added them to Vie correspondence. Falling to roallze his object he Is said to have been determined at least to vent his enmity against Congressman Brooks, who was Instrumental In having MoOomb dis placed from the Union Pacific Railroad. It appears that two auits were Instigated in I860 against the Union Pacific Railroad?one by Flak, before Judge Barnard, in New York, and the other by McComb, In Pennsylvania. This was apparently a preconcerted movement between Fisk and McComb to black mail the road, for both swore to the same thing in substance and at the same time. There was a fight tbea between the Boston and New York parties owning the stock as to who should be the govern ment director of the road. This was under Presi dent Johnsou's administration. Johnson would ?et appoint either of the nominees of the two par ties, but he appointed Mr. James Brooks to the position. At the advent of Presi dent Grant all the democrats were turned out of the government board, which was made up anew exclusively of repubUcans. Fhe stockholders, who did not want the road made % political machine, insisted on Mr. BrooVs remain ing In as their director, In which position he stlU continues. McComb is very bitter against him for the above reason. But Mr. Brooks will not rest tranquil under this Imputation. Be will probably bring the matter up to-morrow before the House and ask for an Investigation. It la understood that McComb offered, through his counsel, a compromise before the Investigation commenced, to the effect that if Oakes Ames would ?ettle his claim he would not appear or give adverse testimony against him. This proposition waa rejected. The above is the statement of some of the parties Implicated, and gives their version Of the story as It will be given to the committee. On the other hand, it is alleged that the: fear of exciting popular indignation Is inch that It has been determined by Ames and his friends that he will make an attempt at pacification by an honest and Ingenu oua confession that he did sell shares or the profit able stock to certain Representatives, who paid him therefor, and who pocketed the fabulous profits. He will seek to conceal the names of those members of Congress who were thus enriched by his benevolence, that, had he^ ever needed their votes in return, nothing but a high-toned sense of public duty would have enabled them to refuse. But this will be carrying oat the veil of secrecy a Uttle too far, and making It, as the popular phrase goss, "a little too thln.'j This Congress may not have the time In which to overhaul these benevolent railroad operations, but If they don't the next Congress will. It will be pleasant to learn who has had stock, not only In the Credit Mobllier, but in the Union Pacific, the gmana pacific, the Central Pacific and the Northern Pacific. Politics wUl be Ignored In these researches Into the frater nal philanthropy of certain Congressmen tor certain other Congressmen, and disclosures will be made without distinction of party or of color. Whether McComb is entitled to canoniza tion can be judged better alter his business trans actions iu' Ms previous relation! with the War Dtpartment are fully investigated. As already asserted In these despatches, all of the accused will get the benefit of a doubt, whatever may be the suspicion of their guUt. fir. Conger's Immigrant Bill?The ? Amendments to the Old Law?The Honest Bone aud Sinew To Be Cared For. Mr. Conger, of Michigan, author or the bill for tbe bettar protection of Immigrants, will endeavor to place it npon Its passage on Wednesday next. Tills bill has been recently revised and more than ordinary pains have been taken to perfect the sys tem. It provides for the orgauizatlou of a bureau, having all tbe usual powers of such an organiza tion, and provides further that the Commissioner ol Immigration shall havo no pecuniary luterest, directly or Indirectly, in any railway, steamship or transportation company, nor In the settlement of tracts or wild land, the expenses of the bureau to to* aeirnyed by tax Imposed on the steamship com IMtales. The Commissioner of Immigration is au thorized to contract with any existing state com mission for the care of immigrants at any particu lar port, for if; for instance, the castle Garden com mission is placed in proper hands, there Is no dis position to supersede It as a local Institution. Courts of summary jurisdiction to the amount or a fine or $100 are provided for. Steerage passengers are to be entitled to sixteen superficial square feet wuen carried on the main deck, and eighteen when two decks are used and the lower one occupied. Proper ventilation, pre cautious Against carrying combustible and malari ous substances as cargo and the establishment or proper landing depots are included. Express pro vision is made to prevent the landing of notorl criminal* or paupers. The jaw la verv similar to the one MV existing tn GreM Britain, and, should K h?i will M Hi UM beota of Inter national tmttot with an European Powers wtoN subjects emigrate la large numbers to the United Mate*. B*?r|?alala| UU Department of the latwtav* A subcommittee of the committee on Appro priation* bu been examining into the affairs of the Department of the Interior, with a view to ita re organization. TKo BlMteral Collage. All the list* of the electoral colleges of the sev eral States for President and Vice President, ex ceptlag throe, have hoea sent to the President of the Senate by mall, though not more than one-third of the entire lists required by law to be delivered to him by messengers have yet been received. Louis iana sends lists from two different electoral col logos. The two hosms of Congress, In joint con vention, will determine which list shall be oounted, on the second Wednesday of February, the time of counting all the electoral votes. Collfcx's Cause Ho* Yet Mapped Ost. Mr. Coltax has informed his mends here that It Is not certala whether be shall vacate the chair of President of the Senate for the editorial chair of the moune, hut it is the general opinion that be will. If he should resign by letter, Anthony, of Rhode Island, who was elected President of the Senate pro tempore oa Friday morning, will vir tually be Vice President until noon on the 4th of March next. But tf Oeifax presides again, and takes leave of the Senate la a brief speech, as be probabty will, then it will be necessary to again elect a President pro tempore for the remainder of the session. 6f course, in ease the President or the United States should die during that time, the President of the Senate pro tempore would be come his successor until Congress should, by law, deiare what officer should act or should order a new election. Speaker Blaine'e Talk lag Msshine. Speaker Blaine has been applied to tor permis sion to exhibit a talk lag machine, which a mechan ical German has brought here, tn the hall of the House during the coming recess. The Speaker has it under consideration, and the Globe phonogra pbers are urging this continuation of the debates through the tioUdays, as it will keep them at work. Christian Endorsement or Senator Pome* / my. The Rev. General Howard, forgetting how Rev. Dr. Newman injured Senator Harlan's chances for re-election, has printed a letter vouching for the Christianity, philanthropy and ability of Senator Pomeroy, who is now a candidate for re-election. The Western people don't fancy these pious Wash ington endorsements, which promise neither In dian contraots, post routes nor river and harbor Improvements, n*?k Mgfctehlp. The frequent complaints made_ recently in re gard to the confusion mariners" "experience in thick weather In distinguishing between the lights at the Neversink and the Sandy Hook lightship has induced the Lighthouse Board to order a change in the color of the latter. The notioe has been prepared and trill he published in a few days, announcing that the Sandy Hook lightship lights will be changed from white to red. The New Marshal of the Supreme Court. The resignation of R. a Parsons as Marshal of the United States Supreme Court takes effect to morrow. He will be snoeeeded by Mr. John G. Ntcolay, of Illinois, who was private secretary un der President Lincoln. The contest for the office was narrowed down to Nlcolay and Mr. D. R. McKee, and on a number of ballots the vote stood three and, with a complimentary vote for ex Governor Kirk, of Ohio, and Frederick Schley, of Maryland. The latter was supported by Chief Jus tice Chase. Nioolay finally received the two scat tering votes, and was declared the choice of the Bench. Increased Pressure an River Steamboat Boilers. Near the close of the last session of Congress a bill passed the Senate allowing an increased pres sure or steam to be used on the towing and freight boats on the Mississippi River and its tributaries from no to 150 pounds to the square inch for boil ers forty-two inches in diameter, and in the pro portion for all other boilerfe* The bill reached tha House too late for final action. Amendments were mooted suspending for one year on all steamboats the requirements as to registering steam gauges, lock-up sarety valves, low water indicators, testing pumps and one or two other appliances or ques> tlonable utility. The orginal bill is again before the Senate, strongly recommended oy the Secre tary or the Treasury, either with or without the Honse amendments. It will undoubtedly become a law at the present session or Congress. Ex-Mayor Berret's Appointment as Police Commissioner. The ultra republicans hereabouts are much ex cited bj the President's appointment or ex-Mayor James Q. Berret as a Police Commissioner. They charge that Mr. Berret was imprmonedin Port Dela ware during the war for positive disloyalty, and his course while mauager or the democratic organ in this city displayed his persistent opposition to the republican party. The opposition is so marked that his confirms lion by the Senate is doubtful. The Cuban Claims Not Yet Awarded. The United States and Spanish Commission to adjust the claims or American citizens on account or damages sustained in Cuba during the present rebellion have not yet made any awards. About one hundred claims have been filed. There has been difficulty about taking testimony in the ? island, but as a remedy it is proposed by our gov ernment to unite with Spain in appointing a Joint commission for that purpose. Heavy Cotton Claims bp the Douglas Family. Robert M. and Stephen A Douglas, sons of the late Senator Douglas, have prepared and will pre sent to Congress on Monday a claim for f250,000 for their private cotton and other property taken, used and appropriated tn March, 1863. in Missis slppl, by a portion or the army or the United States. The Vienna Exposition. The House Committee on Foreign Affarta will on Tuesday report a bill appropriating 1100,000 toward defraying the expenses attending the exposition or United States productions at the Vienna World Fair. This amount is regarded as insufficient lor the purpose, |240,000 having been appropriated for the Paris Interaattonai Exposition, and, therefore, a motion to amend the bill may be made in the Senate. There is no doubt that two national ships will be detailed to carry American productions to r_T- ? ? Hi. I ??! ?*-??? -? V tieliucb. _ The Last of the John Vrovrn Raiders. The funeral of Mr. Osborne P. Anderson, colored, the last of the John Brown raiders, took place on Saturday afternoon. BOWIE KNIFE PRACTICE IB TRENTON. Thinton, N. J., Dcc. 16, 1873. W. Phillips and Theodore Weagand were stabbed by a New York rowdy named James Price at this place early this morning. Weagand is tn a pre I cartons condition, being stabbed in the abdomen. I Price lias been held to answer in the sum of $1,600 I to await th? result of the injuries. The fljrht was the culmination of an old grudge. Each of the par ! ties had been drinking heavily. OLD 80PTH CHUR01L The Old and Historical Edifice to Serve the "Bsk Usee" of a Mall Depot. Bostos, Dec. 16, 187X A vote has been taken by the Old South Church pew proprietors which resulted 28 to '^2 in favor of leasing the building for a Post Office. This vote indicates the final disposition of the matter, although another vote is to be taken Friday next. SERIOUS CHARGE AGAINST A DEPUTY P08T MASTER. Cincinnati, Dec. 16, 1872. Thomas Sannderson, Deputy Postmaster of Springfield, Ohio, who ia charged with robbing money-order letters of $.l,ooo, waived an examina tion before the 1'nited States Commissioner yester day and was held in |e,ooo bail for trial. MORE DEFAULTING P08TMASTER8. Nkw ORIGANS, Dec. 16. 1872. Postmaster Barnes and Deputy Postmaster Bracey, of Bolton, Miss., have been arrested, charged wttn robbing the malls. They failed to. procure ball in $6,000 each, and were sent to prison THE PLUNDERED PUBLIC. A Retiring Alderman "Rises to Explain." The City a Creditor and the Erie Com pany the Long-Time Bebtor. An Untold Chapter of Municipal Corruption. A Railroad That Payt Wo Beat tor the Um of Public Property and Another That Payt lo Tax**?Comptroller Green'* "lingular Soon* omy"?What He HaaYotto "Collect" The following motion, Introduced by Assistant Alderman Gels, has been made a "special order of tbe day" for the session of the Board of Assistant Aldermen this afternoon neiolved, That the Comptroller be and It hereby di rected to report to this Board at lta next stated meeting the amoont now due the city for rent of land, wharves, pier*, slips and ferry purchases, and the names of par ties or persona In arrears; as alio tbe amount due (Tom Conds and h?? nam JoV Ulc 1Sterc#t 00 their rinsoxs so iiir iaataast also by what authority the New York ana Brie Railroad Company have been allowed to hold possession of the block of gro und bounded by Duane, Washington, Bead* and West streets without paying rent for the sauie since the year 1868. With tbe idea that there waa an African of the largest dimension! in this wood pile, a H""" re porter yesterday called an Assistant Alderman QelB to get from him, if possible, a detailed atate ment of the wrongs perpetrated in the city and indicated in his motion which is to come np this afternoon. THE SABBATH WORK of the reporter waa not without its reward, $a the Herald will have the opportunity of laying before the public AN UNTOLD CHAPTHR 0? MUNICIPAL FRAUDS. The reporter found Mr. Gels at hts home in Bast Eighteenth street and alter stating that he had called in reference to the motion to be considered to-day, Mr. dels invited him into his library and ex pressed his willingness to give the Hbbald any information in his power. "I have called on you, Mr. Gels, in reference to the resolution which I understand you are to move to-day. Aa 1 take it your resolution attacks, in the Jlrst placej the Department of Docks, and, in the second clause, the Directors of the Erie Railroad Company." "I don't want to be understood aa entering on A CRUSADE AGAIN .ST THE ERIE RAILROAD D1RECTOR8 or anybody else. I merely made my motion In the Interest of the city." "Well, Mr. Gels, I am prepared to receive any statement you have to make In regard to this resolution. In the first place I want to hear all you can tell me about the first clause in your reso lution, which relates to the Department of Docks." "it doesn't reflect on the Department of Docks; it reflects on the Comptroller," "How so f" "In this way, that the Comptroller Is responsible for all the arrears of rent, leases, Ac., which have not been paid to the city." "Do yon mean to say that the city has been tbe creditor of the Department of Docks or of private individuals In this connection t" ? the COMPTROLLER AND THE CITT'8 DEBTORS. "1 mean to say this, that if all that haa been due the city or New York had been collected, It would amount to 93,000,000." "Can you give me any figures to prove the truth of what you say t" "Yes, sir; in May of this year the following moneys were due to the city? For gronnd rent $82,J98 For house rent 18,248 For ferry fees 299,250 For dock and slip rent 131,127 For water lot 3,304 For common land rent 107 Fur market and etllar rent 17,W Total $171,7(8 "Do you believe that this money is still due tbe city*" "I have no reason to believe to the contrary. I have never seen any return of the money, nor has there been any public record of It coming from the Department of Finance. I do not believe that one dollar of this money lias been paid to the city, though I cannot be certain or it." "1 would be happy to get some further figures from you In relation to this matter." "You can say on my authority that when I first took hold of ibis matter last year the tallowing sums were due to the city" (refers to some official document) Due from Henry Smith on lease of pier No. 40 an unpaid balance $50,500 Due lrom J. <1. Uaverland lor piers Nos. 6S and 54.. 12,047 Due from William Bradley for piers at the loot ot Thirty-seventh and Fourteenth streets 4,150 Due from Cieorge Brown tor pier foot ot East Fltth street 77. 2,075 Resides these items a large sum of money was then due from the Society for tbe Reformation of Juvenile Delinquents. "I will ask you again, Mr. Gels, has any action been taken In reference to these ma iters since May?" "No, sir. I do not believe there has. A motion was made some months ago in the Common Coun cil to have THE RETURNS OF ARREAR8 made, but the only thing we heard was that Messrs. Harcland A Smith had contested the bill brought by the city against them'" "Might I ask over wbat time these arreara ex tended?" "From 1869 to 1871. Sir, all these amounts were due to the city last March, when first that resolu tion 1 spoke or was abandoned." "Now, Mr. Gels, In reference to the latter part or your resolution which reflects on the directors of the Erie Railroad Company." "You probably have read the resolution which I introduced, which is under the 'special order' for to-morrow?" *1 want the facts which led to that resolution." "Well, I must go back as far as THE YEAR 1848 to commence my story. At that time a lease was entered Into by the city with the Erie Railroad company to lease this block of which we speak for' the annual rent of $l,2oo. In 1868 this lease was renewed, but the rent was Increased to $2,ooo. Meanwhile, in the year I860, a new contract was entered into by which the municipality of New letjhe same Mock, bounded by DuaBe, Wash ington, Re ale &na West streets, for twenty years, the lease to come Into execution on the 1st ol January, 1868, and to conclude 1884, for a consider ation oi five per cent on the present appraised valuation of the property. This lease, as you see, was to come into execution in January, iso?, but we have NOT HEARD OR ONE DOLLAR of taxes paid to tbe city siuce that time." "Was the property appraised 7" "Yes, by -bogus* appraisers. It is valued at present at f226,wv a year." "is that & lair valuation ?"_ "No, sir, I do not believe it is, inasmuch as a railroad man, who ought to know, has told iue that the property ought, at the very least, be valued at hall a million a year." "Might 1 ask your authority's name ?" "lie is a man connected with the Kew Haven Railroad Companv to whom I was at one time 'pitching lc,' when he made the remark that the Erie Railroad Company were STEALING HALF A MILLION DOLLARS A YEaB from the city ol New York." "When was this ptoperty appraised f" "Very lately. I inquired some time ago and Comptroller Green told me that the appraisement had been made of $226,000. Now this Is only half the value of the property, according to a raliroad man's estimate; but outside that the Erie Rail road Company has not paid one cent of rent for that property since the year 1868. According to the appraisement the rent or that property at the rate of five per cent on $226,000 would be (li.ooo a year In round numbers. Not a dollar of this percentage in a small valuation has been paid to the city, and It has amounted to a big sum, as you will see by thla table Interest at Ave otr cent on $225,000 lor four years. .$46,000 "Do you mean to say, Mr. Gels, that no rent has been paid ror this property for lour years since tbe lease of i860 came into execution ?" "Yes, sir. The appralsment was made, aa I un derstand, recently, and the public ought to know who the appraisers were. When I first introduced the resolution Assistant Alderman Connor sprung from his seat and said that my resolution was a COVERT INSULT TO GENERAL DIX, the Governor elect,and the late President or the Erie Railway Company. He added that since 1868 that tlii? property of the Erie Railway Company has been transferred, and that a man named Mcintosh Is at present the responsible party. Lowry was made recently the receiver or the road. I contend that the very fact of a private individual having been made receiver invalidates the contract of 1850, which expressly provides that the municipal authorities must first be consulted before any change is made or a receiver appointed, and In the next place the city has anyhow been swindled out of nearly fifty thousand dollars since 1H68." "Do you believe that this came about through THE OLD EKIK KINM V" "Wby, ccrtaUiiy. Tbey all had a rake, and It W?if?nMHl OIII that Mr. Oreen, who la so ecoaooaicalaad so stash of a reformer, should mi strike thistelle vela. V be wants to econo mise let him ooMeet tie arrears due to tie city, aad h? can AM the tnawry." How, Mr. Gela I da not aak the qaestlon la any Mpiillaont sense, m how !? that you hare not pretested agaiaal those matters before t You are go** oat or the Board on the lit of January, 70a iMW.n "My dear Mr. I have introduced resolutions of this tenor right throngh the year. This matter has occupied a good deal of my time. Notwith staadtag that the terms of the contract provided thai the appratoement should be made before the bargain came too execution in IMS, nothing was doaa until the Mth of November of this year. More than that, I will tire you one startlmgltem of aows, aasaotr, taat the Third Avenue Railroad Company has never paid one dollar of personal or other taxes staoo the company was first inaugur ated, that la, from i?M to this day." The reporter here took his leave. W1ATHEB REPORT. Wab Dbpabtmknt, ) Omcm or ram Caisr signal Okkiobb, } Wahbinoton, D. 0., Dec. is?1 A. M. ) Synopsis ftrr Me Pant Twcnty-Jtnir Hours. The barometer Is slowly falling in the Northwest and eastward to the Western Lakes, with south westerly wtnda and partly cloudy weather; In Illinois, Indiana and Kentucky, and thence to the Gulf; northeasterly to southeasterly winds, cloudy weather, with occasional light rain; In the Lower Lakes and Canadian regions southwesterly winds, generally clear, cold weather and high pressure; in the Middle and Eastern States northwesterly winds, fair, moderate weather and high pressures, extending to the South Atlantic States, with light southerly winds. FrobabiHtteg. The pressure will decrease In the Northwest, with partly cloudy and warmer weather, and south erly winds extending over the Upper Lakes and to Misspuri and the Lower Ohio Valley; from the Ohio Biver to the Gulf and South Atlantic coasts varia ble northeasterly and southerly winds, partly cloudy and clearing weather and lower tempera ture, with occasional light rain; in the Lower Lake region and Canada southerly winds, diminishing pressures, warmer and generally clear weather; in the Middle and Eastern States northwesterly winds, veering to southwesterly, and clear weather. Tho navigation of the lakes having closed the display of warning signals at the lake ports has been suspended during the Winter. The Weather la This City Yesterday. The following record will show the changes in the temperature for the past twenty-four hours in comparison with the corresponding day cf last year, as indicated by the thermometer at Hudnut's Pharmacy, Hkrald Building:? 18?L 187a. 1871. 1872. 8 A. M SO 83 8:80 P. M 26 42 0 A. M 0 83 S P. M 25 36 9 A. M 31 36 9 P. M 24 32 12 M 48 40 12 P. M 20 30 Average temperature yesterday 35'? Average temperature for corresponding date last year 28? ICE OH THE HUD80J. Kinqstok N. Y., Dec. IS, 1872. The steamer Norwich, of Cornell's towing line, reached here from New York last evening and re ports very heavy ice from Poughkeepsle here. Very few boats would be able to force their way through. It is rumored that the Norwich will en deavor to take tow down to New York to-morrow morning, but as the weather has changed and is Intensely cold again it is likely the attempt will not be made. The Norwich is known as the ice breaker of the Hudson, and if she cannot force her way through the river may be considered as frozen over. The ice here is from four to six inches thick in the river and the ferryboat makes very ir regular'trips, causing great delay in the arrival and departure of mails. THE DIAMOND "8ALTERS." Arnold Vehemently Denies ??Salting/* and Claims tho "Find" a Bona Fide Affair. Louisyillf, Ky., Dec. 15, 1872. Philip Arnold, whose property was recently attached at the Instance of William Lent, on account of the recent California diamond swindle, publishes a long derence in the ComrUo-Jowmalf in which he denies the charges made against him, Baying that he never sold a dollar's worth of property to Lent, or bad anv contract with or received any money from Lent at any time. He denies that the fields were salted by him, but alleges that the discovery was honestly made, and that the transactions in regard to it were all between himself, Slack, Harp ending and G. D. Roberts, and were all fair, and after full Investigation by all parties. He charges Lent with being in a powerful and un scrupulous ring and gnilty of many swindling min ing transactions privately. Arnold says that he has discovered a silver mine in Kentucky worth $300,000,000 and has bought for $?,ooo,oou all the pnmerty in the locality of the mine. William Wilson, a prominent lawyer In Hardin county, where Arnold resides, passed through the city yesterday en route to California, to bring a libel suit in behalf of Arnold against the parties connected with the charges of swindling made against him. Wilson says he has been prospecting with Arnold and knows he has made the discovery of the silver mine and purchased the property. THE WBECK OF THE GUATEMALA. No Newi of tlte Missing Boat. The following despatch to the Ukkald has been received from Panama Panama, Dec. 4, 1872. No news lias yet been received here of the missing boat of the wrecked steamship Guatemala, and hopes are entertained of Its safety. MUBDER OF A SHIP CAPTAIN. Bloody Deed on the Deck of the Bark Core*. The following despatch to the Herald has been received from oar correspondent in Pern:? Lima, Nov. 28, 1872. Captain Phlnney, of the American bark Corea, was murdered by one of his sailors on the loth Instant while on shore In the port of Molendo. No cause is given for the mnrder. The Corea was brought to Callao by the first officer. NEW YORK CITY. ~r- i'- ?? T+* Annie Higglns was remandea from the Essex Market Police Court yesterday to the station house to answer a charge of stealing t300 worth of dia monds. The complainant's name was Nellie Welshe. The palace ferryboat Garden City, owned by the East River Ferry Company, was placed on the route between James slip, New York and Hunter's Point, on Saturday. She Is built on the same model as the Southampton, and la valued at $100,000. Coroner SchirM6f was yesterday called to No. 422 East Eleventh street to hold an inquest on the body of Annie Dunphy, a child one year old, who was drowned by accidentally falling Into a boiler of cold water which stood on the door where de ceased wu at play. The American Geographical Society will hold their regular monthly meeting on Tuesday evening next, at the hall of the New York Historical So ciety. Professor J. T. Rothrock, M. D., now a resi dent of Wilkesbarre, Pa., who explored the region lying between the Fraser River and the Arctic Ocean, will read a very Interesting paper on the resources and the manners and customs of the inhabitants, among whom he has spent consider able time. Mary Sherwood, aged thirty, of 140 Sixth avenue, waa fatally burned last night by the explosion of a kerosene lamp at her residence. Officer Laird, of the Ninth precinct, heard the woman's screams as he was passing the house and hurried to her assistance. The policeman found her writhing on the floor, frantically endeavoring to quench her flaming garments. With the asslhtance of tne offi cer the woman was removed from the honae, but not until she was bnrned in a manner that will Erevent her recovery. George Melson, of the same ouse, waa alao bnrned about the lacc and hands. CRIMINAL PRECOCITY IN JERSEY. Abont a year ago Patrick nackett, a youngster from Eighty-third street, New York city, was found guilty of lurceny In the Newark (N. J.) Courts, and was sentenced to the Reform School at Jamesburg. Here he remained until a short time since, when he succeeded in escaping, first having robbed one of the two officers of a One overcoat and the matron of her spare change, which he found In her trunk. Last night he was again caught in Newark by detective McManus and lodged in the lock-np. He will be returned to the Reform School. His friends live in Eighty-thud street, New York. THE ASIATIC COOLIE TRADE. ?Hliik Cetoatol Patronage of the lfcw llATt TraSe?itra|(l?i for Right ?n?l IKrom the Georgetown (Demerara) Colonist, Mot. 28.J On Prlday, 33d November, the ahip Gainsborough, Charlton master, ninety-live daya oat from Cal cutta, arrived off the bar. This vessel la of 073 tons burden, with a crew of thirty men, and la consigned to Messrs. A. W. Perot * Co. She brings 236 men, ninety-three women, twenty-one boys, twelve girls and twelve infants?In all 373 immigrants. There were twenty deaths on the voyage, the last of which occurred on the 14th Inst. There also arrived the ship Golden Fleece, Jyfee, master, seventy-nine days rrom Calcutta, 1,237 tons burden, with a crew of flity-seven men, and consigned to Messrs. Samuel Barber A Co.; ar rived off the bar on the 33d. She brings 493 Immi grants. There were fifteen deaths on the voyage. On the passage from Calcutta to St. Helena the Immigrants complained of their lood being Insuf ficient and commenced to break open the lockers and to steal rice, Ac. The captain, fearing lest the disturbance should turn Into a mutiny, placed the ringleaders in lrous, and, arriving at St. Helena, represented the matter to the Governor, wbo caused an addition of fllteen men to be made to the crew. The surgeon also died on the passuge from Calcutta to Ht. Helena, and his place was filled by a uillltury doctor, Mr. Cotter. When the immigrants arrived here they were perfectly quiet, and showed no signs of dissatis faction. "MAN'S INHUMANITY TO MAN" AND ITS CONSE QUENCES. [From the Georgetown Colonist, Nov. 27.j The Demerara THtncs ol the 5th Inst. bus an article on the recent disturbances In Esse que bo which, although ostensibly fair, 1b really written in an anti-planter vein. The Times says" >\ e must assume that the Guiana government con siders the coolie population so dangerous that the deadliest weapons may be used agdinst them." This assumes that the military rifles llred on the turbulent coolies were lnt?utionally discharged? (,? by order. If the writer in the Times knew any thing of the subject he would be aware tnat the Demerara ? government? considers the coolie un animal hardly less sacred than the Ilrahmln bull, and woold as soon think of "catting" a bishop as of Interlerlng with a coolie. The Times goes on:?"it may be that the coolies, by their numbers and turbulence, ex cite a reasonable fear, it Is only those on the spot who can know all the grounds of their fears, and we have no hesitation in saying that the residents In Esseanebo had very reasonable grounds for fear ing that they might be subjected to horrors only equalled In India during the mutiny. It ought never to be forgotten that there are in this colony many of the old Indian inullneers." The writer adds that "neither Indian uor Chinese are naturally turbulent." This may be so In their own countries, but the question as regards this colony is what are they here. As to the coolies only one answer can be given, that they are easily led Into the commis sion of all sorts of turbulence and violence by any. body who manages to acquire their confidence. If the truth were known It would be found that a very few Individuals are at the bottom of all the disturb ances that have occurred lu this colony. 80UTH SEAS SLAV EE Y. British Naval Search for ??Kidnappers" In the Islands Group?Bishop Patter son's Murder and Why. Sydnkv, Australia, Oct. 25, 1872. ncr British Majesty's ship Cossack has returned from a cruise among the South Sea Islands, bring ing as prisoners Captain McLlver and two sailors of the British brig Nukulu, charged with kidnap ping. McLlver is said to be th* person who success fully personated a missionary during his slaving expeditions, thereby disarming the suspicions of the Kanakas and decoying them aboard a supposed mlMfon ship, when they would not go within miles of a "labor" vessel. If the allegation is true he is responsible for the murder of the Right Itev. Bishop l'atteson, as the Wesleyan Mission at Fiji lias cleared up some of the mystsry connected with that sad event. Their published stutemcnt, based on what they call good authority, Is to tho effect that a few months prior to his ratal visit a slave schooner stopped off Esplrltu Sanctu aud was boarded by the crew of a large canoe, to whom It was represented that the Bishop was on board. Five of them were decoyed Into the hold and secured, the remainder escaping a similar fate by swimming ashore. ^ . The five men thus stolen were represented by the five pieces of palm iound Inserted in the Bishop's body. , . McLlver Is also charged with six murders. DESTRUCTIVE FIEE IH JAMAICA. Seventeen Thousand Dollars' Worth of Property Burned In Half an Hour. About twelve o'clock on Saturday night fire was discovered in the planing, saw aud grist mill of Peterson A Co., on Puutine street, in the village of Jamaica. The alarm, though promptly sounded, was not as promptly responded to by the Fire De partment, and the fire had made consider able progress In the planing room, a small wooden structure, before engines got to work. The main building, which was of brick, two stories high, soon caught Are, and the supply of water running short, the build ing, with its machinery, wus totally destroyed. The loss on building and machinery will reach #17.000, upon which there is au Insurance of tii 600 The sash and blind manufactory of Mr. Henry Marvin, adjoining the mill, was destroyed by the hooK and ladder company, to prevent the further spread of the tlaines. Mr. Marvin a loss Is $1,000 on building and stock, upon which there was no insurance. The Are was undoubtedly the work of an incendiary, as the liremen were In and about t ie boiler ro6m of the mill alter the tire had been burning some time aud could find no signs of lire there. CONFLAGRATION IN OHIO. ?1 an,000 Worth of Property Dutroyfrt? One Fireman Killed and Other* In jured by Falling Walls. TOI.EDO, Dec. 16, 1872. Earl; this morning a Arc broke out in the block corner of Lafayette and Ottawa streets, occupied by Warren k Beawell'a coffee and spice mill, which, with the contents, was entirely destroyed. Crossing the street the Are spread to a block of four stores, occupied by Walker, Halstead A Co., tobacconists, and to the Ohio stove works, which were also destroyed. The loss is estimated at $i2.r>,000, which is covered by $200,000 insurance, mostly in Eastern companies. The buildings were all owned by Mrs. J. C. Hall, and were Insured for $22,000. A fireman named James Welch while attempting to escape Irom the third story, bv sliding down a line of hose, lost his hold anil Ml to the ground and was killed. John Koel, another fireman, had an arm broken, and several others received slight bruises by the walls falling on them. FIRE IN SOUTH CAROLINA. Half of the Business Portion of the Town of ChestervlUe Destroyed. Columbia. 8. C., Dec. 15, 1872. At about two o'clock tins morning a lire broke out in the town of Chesterville, usu ally called Chester, the scat of Chester county, in this .State. Shortly alter the alarm was given the Ore apparatus hud reached the spot, but the flames spread with such alarming rapidity that, notwithstanding the most strenuous exertions on the part of the firemen, ab'ed by the citizens, who had turned out In large numbers, one half the business portion of the town wan completely destroyed. The total loss Is estimated at $ iss.ooo, about, half 1 of which Is insured. The origin of the fire is not ! positively known, but is universally believed to be i work of an Incendiary. A TERRIFIC EIFL03I0N. A Saw Mill Blown to Atom*?Fonr Men Killed and Three Others Dangerously Wounded* St. Locis, Dec. 1ft, 1872. On Friday morning last the boiler in Waugh'a saw mill, on Itlack Klver, Wayne county, Missouri, exploded with terrific force. The mill was literally blown to atoms. Pieces or the boiler were hurled a great distance. Fragments were found nearly a quarter of a mile from the mill, and what was left of the boiler was rolled out fiat. Four or the em ployes were killed outright, and three others dan gerously wonnded. Their names are not yet ascer tained. The clogging of the boiler fines with mud is supposed to have been the cause oi the ex plosion. DEATH IN A DITCH. St. Locis, Mo., Dec. 1ft, 1872. A ditch, thirty feet deep, which was being dug on the premises of tlic Insane Asylum for the pur- 1 pose of having water pipes laid to that institution, ; caved in yesterday afternoon, burying five work men, two of whom, named Patrick Hannon ana Austin Varnum, were taken out dead. The bodies of James O'Donnell and Nicholas Kraus still remain In the trench and will be taken out to-morrow. James Small was rescued alive and unhurt, having been protected by some shovels and boulders at the bottom ol the diteff. The accident was caused by an absence of bracea. NEW ORLEANS The Prohibition Decision Ex* pected To-Day. MR. OGDEN'S PROTEST The President's Action Considered Im perious and Premature. Pinrhbaek Wai Not Lieutenant Governor and Therefore Ineligible. J A RECONSIDERATION ASKED FOR. The Citizens' Delegation En Route for Washington. Departure of the Citizens' Delegation for Washington. . New Oki.kans, La., Dec. 16, 1872. f The citizens' committee leit for Washington* this evening. Although a drizzling rain bad( get in, a crowd of at leant five thousand! people had collected about the depot to nee them depart. Gloom and BadneBS was plc^ tured upon every face, and It looked as If the peo pie were following the corpse of some beloved' citizen. i As the train moved off, at twenty minutes past five, cheer upon cheer rent the air, whieh waai kept up until tne curs were out of Bight Judga* John A. Campbell Is Chairman of the committee. Prayers were offered in the churches of alii denominations to-day for the downtrodden people of Louisiana, lllshop Wllmar, of Lou isiana, will issue a letter to-morrow announcing that the church of his dio cese will be open during the whole of next weele to offer prayers for the people of unfortunates Louisiana. The feeling Is Intense, and the Northern press do not understand the situation. The fight is not for Warmoth, but for the people against corruption. Warmoth was not a candidate for any office. The Decision of the Supreme Court 1? the Prohibition Suit Expected To-Dajr. Washington, Dec. 16, 1872. It is expected that the Supreme Court will to? morrow, through Justices Miller or Bradley, an nounce the opinion of the Court against the ap plication or Governor Warmoth lor a writ of pro hibition against Judge Durell. The impression now prevails here that the delegation of New Or" leans citizens wlil not visit Washington, as th<* despatch of the Attorney General, in reply to tho one for McEnery, Is kwown to reflect the final determination of the administration. Warmoth'S flrlends in Washington are Bald to have given up all hope of success. ATTORNEY UENERAL ODGEN'8 LAST APTEAL. The following letter from H. N. ogden, Attorney General of Louisiana, has just been made public:-* Wasjiinoton, Dec. 14, 1872. Hon. G. H. Williams, Attorney General or tti* My*Dba**'suf-l'beg leave to submit through yotj to the President the following points:?1The action of the Executive In recognizing the assemblage a* Mechanics' Institute lu New Orleanslas the .Legis lature of Louisiana aud P. B.s. Pinch bock aa Governor was certainly premature. 1 was never lieutenant Governor of the state, and his term as a Senator expired under the constitu tion or that state on the 4th day ol November. last. The assemblage at Mechanics institute was notoriously returned and seated by a deput# United States Marshal under the order or an infe rior formal Court. This luct can be ascertained by reference tothe papers filed l?y me lu the Supremo Court of the United States in the matter of ex parte Warmoth applying for a writ of prohibition. These are circumstances of which the government must take notice. . . Without dlscnssingt who was or who was not elected 1 respectfully suggest that before the Presi dent undertook to settle the controversy and to pledge the great power of his office to either side much deliberation and a full hearing should have been accorded. The election was quiet and orderly ever held in the State, not a svmptoin of riotous disposition, not even a' personal quarrel or encounter con nected with politics, whs reported by the police authorities in any direction. The machinery or the State government was In perfect order after tlio election and entirely competent to manage its own aflalrs, and with Courts ol Justice ready 10 Pfotec* the rights or every citizen. By a sudden action of an Interior federal Court, which was abso lutely coram rum jiutive, the State gov ernment is completely overset, the State House seized and a government enacted wuose officers the people have never chosen. It cannot, sir, have escaped your attention that in pursuing this course a federal Court has been bled. by the assistance of tiie army of the United States, to subvert the state government aud ti? construct one lu Its place; for It was well known, that the Board of Returning Officers, recognized bv Judge Durell. has not acted upon the sworn re turns ol the regular election officers of the state, from which alone the) could have, under the law, declared the result, hut profess to nave been guided by the returns of I nited States inspectors, office n entirely unknown to the laws of Louisiana, so that the case stands plainly thus :?A federal Judge, absolutely without jurisdiction, seizes a State House and seats a Legislature, the members o? which have no other claim to their stats than the finding of a returning hoard, whose sole authority Is the recognition of this usurping federal Court, and which professes to act solely upon the state ment or returns made by certain Lnited Statea officers who are entirely unknown to the luws of LTheseaxe facts known now by every Intelligent man in this country, but, of course, uot had Irom the Chief Magistrate. The Legislature thus assem bled Is recognized by the Executive or this great nation, ana you telegraph upon his authority to our people commanding them to submit. M the* were an uncivilized people, accustomed to the shackles or a despotism, that submission which you command would bean ewsy matter; but, sir, they are Americans, like yourseir, born and raised under the rree Institutions of this great country. They are suffering the most grievous wrong that could be done a people, and are conscious that their government has ?? ted without proper delib eration and upon an partr showing of the case. can you blame them tor not yielding tamely to this opprestlng and for miking another appeal, which 1 now do in their name to tLe President, for an investigation ot this matter 1 1 am not pre senting to vou tl.e case of Henry C. Warmotn or that of William ritt Kellogg in this appeal; they are both strangers to us, and our people have sut fered long and patiently under the mismanagement, of such men, as is known to the whole countr^^ I am sneaking in the name and a* the representa tive of the best people or Louisiana, who are firmly convinced that in the recent election they carried most of the important offices ol tlvelr State, and that ir effect shall be given to the real popular ver dict or November the government will pass into the hands or honest and capable men. lhey feel that In this they have a right to expect the sympa thy of the federal Executive, who has recently re ceived from the people ?f his country such dis tinguished evidence ol their confidence. The course of the Executive In this matter is, I fear, calculated to alienate the affections of he boet people aud weaken their confidence In the protection of the government and their love ol our institutions. 1 am persuaded that, lrtha government should at this juncture pursue a wise, magnanimous and impartial course. let the tesu wnai it mav. the confidence aud affewon or tne ?outh would tie promptly restored in the national government aud all trouble in that direction lor* * The8eacUou heretofore taken can ^ rancelled of modi fled so as to give effect to these views, au?i in a verv short time the true case can be placed LnIhil .overument, as a committee trom Louisiana Is now on Its wayio ^'"J^PjKStnamtet ?it the racts to the President, and this cotmniiiea is. according to my understanding, non-partisan. *?UH.' N?t>GDEN,^Attorney General or Louisiana. TEE I1D1AH WAB. General Crook Vlgoroueljr Pursuing the Apaches on the W ar Path-4>ne Hun dred Kedsklue Killed lu Arlaoua. San Francisco, Dec. 16, 1872. The latost advices from Prescott, Arizona, staf? that General Crook is prosecuting the campaign vigorously against the hostile Apaches in the northern part of the Territory. Five expedition J are operating in the mouutaiua east of the Kivct N General Crook was last heard from c^t ?f tlia Mogoeeon Mountains. During the .^"l^&inanj one hundred Apaches have been killed and many wounded. Their stores and J. "policy is points were destroyed. General uft,m to follow the Indians constantly and down in every direction.