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\ - . fiROADWAY AND ANN STREET. JAMES GORDON BENNETT P II O I? R 1 E T O K. All business or news letters and telegraphic despatches must be addressed New York Hkbald. Volume XXXVIII No. 104 AMUSEMENTS THIS EVENING. THEATRE COMIQUE, No. 614 Broadway.-DRAHA, Buulksqub amd olio. NEW FIFTH AVENUE THEATRE, 728 and 730 Broad tray.? Alii*. . WOOD'S MUSEUM, Broadway, corner Thirtieth Bt.? Tub Gabblku's Ckimk. Afternoon ami evcniiiK. ATHENEUM, 88ft Bromlway.? Grand Vauiktt Entbb ?aimmicmt. Matinee at 'NIBLO'8 GARDEN, Hroadwov, between Prince and Houston sts.? Tuk Bkli.kk or tub Kitohkn. OLYMPIC THEATRE, Broadway, between Houston and Bieecker streets.? Ucmi'tv Dubptt. UNION SQUARE TIIEATKK, Union square, near Broadway.? Fkoo Fbou. WALLACE'S THEATRE, Broadway and Thirteenth ?treet ? David Gahricb. ORAND OPERA DOUSE, Twenty-third st. and Eighth av.? Undbk tub Gasliuht BOOTH'S THEATRE. Twenty third street, corner Sixth ?venue.? Daddt O'Dowo. BROOKLYN ACADEMY OF MUSIC, Montague St.? Thb Scouts or tub 1'raikib. ST. JAMES' THEATKK, Broadway and 28th st MtEvov's Nbw Hiubrnicon. THIRTY FOURTH STREET THEATRE. 34tll St., near Jd av.? Variety Kntbbtainmbnt. BOWERY THEATRE, Bowery.? Fastbst Bor in Nbw XOBE. MBS. r. B. CONWAY'S BBOOKLYN THEATRE ? David Garuick. GERMANIA THEATRE, Fourteenth street, near Third avenue.? Matuildb. BRYANT'S OPERA HOIJHE, Twenty-third sU, corner BUI av.? Nburo Minstbki.st, Ac. TONY PASTOR'S OPERA HOUSE, No. 201 Bowery.? Vabibtt Entbrtaikmbnt. BaRNUM'S GREAT SHOW.? Now open, afternoon and tligUt Rink, 3d avenue and U3d street. COOPEB INSTITUTE, Third avenue and Fourth st - Lavouimu Gas Exhibition. NEW YOBK MUSEUM OFANATOMY, 618 Broad way.? SoiBMCB AMD Art. TRIPLE SHEET. Mew York, Monday, April 14, 1873. THE NEWS OP YESTERDAY. To-Day'n Contents of t he Herald. ?THE MODOC MliKDER AND OUR INDIAN POLICY I A JUST SENTENCE OF EXTER M1NAT10N I" ? EDITORIAL LEADER? Sixth Page. THE MODOC DEATH KNELL I NO MORE PATCn WORK PEACE WITH TI1E RED HANDED AND RED-SKINNED FIENDS! THE INDIG NATION OF THE PRESIDENT AN1) PEOPLE AUAINST THEM! THE TROOPS WILL IM MEDIATELY BEGIN TIIE RIGHTEOUS WAR OF EXTERMINATION! OFFICIAL AND PRIVATE ADVICES! A PREMEDITATED TREACHERY! MODOC HISTORY? TuiBD AND Tbnth Pages. filAP OF THE LAVA BEDS AND SURROUNDING COUNTRY I CAPTAIN JACKS CAVK, THE SCENE OF THE MASSACRE, AND THE VARIOUS POINTS OF INTEREST CON NECTED WITH THE MODOU REBELLION? Third 1'aqk. A LETTER FROM THE IMPRISONED HERALD COMMISSIONER! THE OUTRAGEOUS IJUAR TKRS GIVEN HIM! HIS APPEAL TO THE AMERICAN CONSUL I HEALTHY AND CHEERFUL THEN ! EXCERPTS FROM THE PRESS* ! BORROW AND INDIGNATION AT MR. O'KELLY'S SUPPOSED FATE? Seventh PaOK. flO NONO'S ILLNESS ASSUMES A MOST SERI OUS FORM! FEARS OF THE PROllABLE DEMISE OF THE AGED PONTIFF! A.'sUC 0? OR WILL BE ELECTED IMMEDI ATELY! THE COLLEGE OF CARDINALS IN SESSION, GUARDED BY PAPAL TROOPS? Seventh Page. REVOLUTIONS IN THE WEST INDIES! RUMORS OF OUTBREAKS IN PORTO RICO AND SAMANA I THIRTY HAYTIAN REVOLU TIONISTS EXECUTED? SEVENTH Page. European news by cable i the situation IN SPAIN I A TELEGRAPH CABLE FOR THE WEST INDIES! PERE HYACINTHE EULO GIZES CALVIN? Seventh Page. A JEALOUS HUSBAND MURDERS HIS WIPE I AWFUL SCENES IN A FIFTY-SECOND STREET TENEMENT HOURS) ARREST, CONFESSION AND ATTEMPTED SUICIDE OF THE MURDERER? Fifth Paob. Caster superbly commemorated by the VARIOUS CHRISTIAN CHURCHES! FLORAL FESTIVALS AND FINISHED MUSICAL EX ERCISES! PONTIFICAL HIGH MASS AT THE CATHEDRAL I THE SERMONS Fourth Page. Easter tintinnabulations i the poetry INSPIRED BY TBI GLAD RINGING OP THE CHURCH BELLS I WHAT THEY HAVE RE CORDED OF JOY AND SORROW? FoUB^U Page. SPECIAL ITEMS FROM THE NATIONAL CAPI TA L-M LSC ELLAN EOUS TE LEG RAMS? SE V entu Page. MUSICAL AND DRAMATIC G LIN TINGS? REAL ESTATE OPERATIONS IN PROSPECT? SEVENTH Page. *HY "BOSS" TWEED CANNOT BE SEEN ! THE SEARCH I HE IS ON HAND AND WILL TESTIFY IN HIS OWN TIME? THE TWENTY-SECOND WARD SUICIDE? Fifth Pagb. Resume of the week's financial busi ness! THE REMEDIES FOR THE MON ETARY STRINGENCY! DOINGS. OF THE GOLD CLIQUE I THE BANK STATEMENT? Eighth Page. CUE BANK TROUBLES IN HOBOKEN ! ANOTHER DEFAULTER ? BANK ROBBERY ? Fifth Page. MONTHLY COMPARATIVE REPORT OF THE BUREAU OK STATISTICS? THE BROOKLYN WIFE MURDER? Eighth Page. Genebal Dix ought to make another effort for the repeal of the usury luws, as advocated in hit) message, but limited bo as to apply only to the Metroj)olitan diHtrict. The bill could be brought up by general consent of the mem bers and put upon its final passage at once. The xestriction of the repeal to the counties of New York, Kings, Queens, Richmond and West chester would do away With the objections of the rural members. T M* Atlantic and Great Wehtebn Rail road Company have encountered formidable opposition in their efforts to securc an exten sion to St. Louis and Cincinnati through their leaae of the Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati hnd Indianapolis railroads, whose present ^board of directors was chosen in their interest 'at the recent election of the stockholders. The notion of the complacent directory has to bo sanctioned by a vote of the stockholder!*, and the latter are mustering their force Cur a de eded Relative. The Modoc Murder and our Indian Pol. icy? A. Juit Sentence or Extermina tion. The terrible crime committed by the Modoc Iudians on Friday lait, by which General Canby and at leaai one Peace Commissioner lost their lives, ban caused sorrow and indig nation throughout the United States. It is one of those distressing events which appeal directly to the heart of every human being and light up the coldest nature with the fire of resentment. There is something unusually sad in tho thought of a gallant soldier, who has fought with honor on many a battle field and passed through all the perils of war, be ing shot down by an assassin, without a chance of defending his liie. There is something u?i premclv revolting in tho treachery which vio lates the sacredness of a peace conference and entices an enemy into a parley for the pur pose of murdering .him in cold blood. Thousands of persons who are entirely unacquaiutcd with General Canby felt when they read tho distressing news as if they had lost a near and dear friend. Thousands who are ordinarily men of peace would gladly have gone forth on the instant to take revenge for tho cruel massacre. The cry irom one end of the country to tho other will be for vengeance on the inurdorers, and whatever sympathy may heretofore have been felt for the Modocs, the peace policy will find few advocates now. Our latest special despatches from the scene of the dastardly crime represent that the mas sacre of the whites by the Indians and the simultaneous attack on Colonel Mason's camp were preconcerted. About tho time the conference which terminated so fatally was being held, some Indians appeared be lore tho camp, waving a white flag as the signal that they desired a friendly parley. In response to this peaceful invitation, Lieutenant* Boyle and Sherwood advanced to meet the Modoc party, and were immediately fired upon, the former escaping and the latter falling, wounded in two places severely, but not fatally. The Indians then fled. The troops were to move yesterday and to take up a position close by the camp of Captain Jack ; but wo aro as yet without any intelligence as to their operations, their success or failure. If they follow the instructions sent out from Washington they will make quick work with the miserable wretches with whom they have beon tampering too long. General Schofield, who commands the Pacific Division, has been instructed by telegraph that there must be no more par leys, and that whatever measures of severity may be dealt out to the murderous band by the forces in the field will be fully sustained by the administration. These instructions mean the extermination of Captain Jack and his followers, and, although they have been is sued too late to Bave the life of General Canby and Dr. Thomas, they will probably secure the puniahmont of their assassins. The troops who served under the gallant officer will not bo slow to follow the hint thrown out to them, and will take a terrible vengeance on his murderers. There will be no desire to stay the hand of retribution. The Indian agents, commissioners and political philan thropists who met in Washington last night may do their best to excite sympathy for the treacherous wretches whose hauds are rod with the blood of the victims and to savo the peace policy which has proved so profits able to many of its advocates ; but the people will approve the sentence of extermination that has been passed against them, and which is the only full measure of punishment for the crime they have committed. It is distressing to think by what a compli cation of follies and blunders this dreadful tragedy has been brought about. There has been no judgment, no forethought, no firm ness, no settled purpose in onr Indian policy, and in this particular difficulty with Captain Jack and his band the action of the authorities has been even more than ordinarily inju dicious. We are told now that the War De partment has all along known that it was unwise and dangerous, after the Indians had succeeded in checking our troops in the lava beds, to temporize with the savages or to yield to any of their demands ; yet wo know that the hands of the murdered General were tied by the intrigues of the peace party at Washington and that he was forced into the action which cost him his life. An apology is made for the very temporizing policy which is admitted to have been dangerous, on the ground that the lava bed camp could not be stormed without great 4oss of life, and it was feared that iu tho event of another repulse of our troops the Indians might escape and ravage tho settlements. But now that two valuable lives have been sacrificed to the attempt to make meek and loving Chris tians of Captain Jack, Bogus Charley, John Schonchin, Shack Nasty Jim and the rest of the red-skinned rascals, we are assured that quick work is to be made of the band, aud that General Schofield is to take the field himself, if it should be neces sary, to aid in the work of extermination. If poor General Canby's force was too small for the task of dislodging these wretched savages from their stronghold why was it not doubled or quadrupled? Why wait until this miserable treachery, which was all along suspected, came to a head and struck down two valuable lives, before the necessary steps were takcu to uphold the authority of the government and to protect the lives of its citizens from the ravage* of a handful of rob bers and cutthroats? We fear that the evil lies deeper than a casual blunder or a single instance of mis taken policy. At its foundation nay be found tho corruption that has eaten into the core of our Indian policy. The developments made before tho adjournment of Congress show tho mercenary character of many of those connected dircctly and indirectly with the Indian Bureau, and there is no doubt that the greed aud dishonesty of the Indian agents have worked incalculable mischief, and beon the primary cause of mlluy of tho massacres that have from time to time startled and shocked the civilized world. The system itself is of questionable expediency; but when we have corruption added to unwise policy we may well expect unfortunate re sults. In the early hours of his Presidential life General Grant favored the desirable reform ol placing the Iudian Bureau entirely under the control of the military arm of tho government, and abolishing all civil amenta: but Uu pvUUWM1? uppwt to have been too powerful or too persuasive in this as in , other waiters, and wc art uow told on the very heels of the murder of the gallant Canby that we are to have "no change in our Indian policy." The announcement will not be relished at this particular time. There will rather be an inclination no* to revive the agitation of the question of our Indian policy, with a view to radical changes. The people will be disposed to discuss the wholo subject and to inquire whether the consistent recommendations of General Sheridan should not receivo more attention than has heretofore boen given to them. We have hitherto insisted upon driving the Indians before the onward march of civilization, and thus massing them on our extreme borders, where they can turn at any moment upon the defenceless pioneers who are induced to settle around our insuffi cient forts. We have traded with thom and fed thom through dishonest agents, and when they have fallen upon innocent men, women and children with their merciless warwhoop our amiable Peace Commissioners have stepped in, deplored the injustice which the poor savages have suf fered, and insisted upon their pardon and sometimes upon their reward. It is time now to reflect whether this order of things should not bo changed ; whether in our peace policy we should not insist upon the complete dis armament of the Indians wherever prac ticable, making it penal to sell an Indian a weapon of offence of any description ; whether, instead of massing the tribes on our borders, we should not put them behind our advance on settlements within the lines of civilization; whether we should not employ them in such labor as they can be taught to perform in the army or on public works, instead of maintaining them for the benefit of Indian agents and suffering them to remain still in their original savage condi tion. The administration may announce offi cially that there will be nq change in our Indian policy, but the people may decide differently. At the present moment it is certain that we need a prompt and vigorous military policy rather than a peace policy, howover humano and praiseworthy. The murder and torture of whites by the cruel Apaches and the treacher ous massacre at the lava beds are stern facts which must be met in a fitting manner with the bullet, the bayonet and the 6abre. All that the people will demand is that the too common practice of wreaking vengeance on the women and children of the savages shall not be followed in these days. Those innocent lives should be sacred, no matter how embittered and revengeful our feelings may be. An outrage upon the squaws and pap pooses would be a fouler crime than the mur der of General Canby and Dr. Thomas. But so far as the skulking, treacherous, remorseless wretches who form Captain Jack's band are concerned, they Bhould be made to pay tho full penalty of their brutal act with the last drop of their worthless blood. We have got a military administration. If it would do nothing to prevent the miserable tragedy of the lava beds let us hope that it may do some thing to satisfy the demands of justice. Pope Plua the Ninth Said to Be at the Point of Death? The Sacred Col lege Preparing for a Vatican Elec tion. A telegram from Rome, dated in the Holy City yesterday, reports that Pope Pius the Ninth had fallen into a state of lethargy after suffering a very great amount of pain during many hours just previous. The despatch in dicates, as will be seen in our columns, that his recovery was regarded as impossi ble, if, indeed, the Sovereign Pon tiff hud not already expired. The attending physicians had forbidden the issue of bulletins, and the clerical journals were ordered to abstain from the publication of reports of the case. It was believed that the fact of his death would be kept secret for some time after its occurrence, in order that the members of the Sacred College would be enabled to elect his successor without lay in terference, particularly on the part of Italy and Germany. The Cardinals of the Church were all in Rome, with the exception of two, yesterday. Four hundred Papal troops were on duty inside the precincts of the Vatican, and their officers had been ordered to permit no one to enter the Pontifical residence. This intelligence is of a very exciting character. If the venerable Pontiff, Pius the Ninth, has been called to his eternal reward, it may be that the announce ment of his death and that of the election of his successor will be proclaimed urbi et orbis, at one and the same moment, as lias been done before on occasions of Pontifical election, when the tiara was threatened by the force of military monarchical power. The Roman Catholic congregations of this city manifested the deep sympathy and love which the American portion of the universal flock feels for the Holy Father in a very simple, affectionate and touching manner yesterday. The altar lights were in greatly subdued splen dor during the celebration of the early Easter Day masses, two candles only having been used at each offering of the holy sacrifice from daybreak previous to the high mass. Intelligence of the physical improve ment which the Pontiff experienced during the day on Saturday having been subsequently circulated in the Herald tho publication relieved the anxiety which was felt by the pas tors and people, and both were thus enabled to rejoice .jvhejg they had just previously mourned. The deep hold which Pio Nono has on the affections of the Christian people was attested simultaneously and ulmost in the suroe manner in America and England, and the world will mourn if our latest telegrams of Easter Sunday date are verified in a mel ancholy manner by the news of to-day. The South and the Democracy. ? The West Point (Miss.) Citizen expresses its views at length in regard to the proposed new demo cratic departure as suggested by Governor Hendricks, and gives its conclusions to the effect that the South has nothing to hopo from the democratic party of the North so long as that body is controlled by such men as Gov ernor Hendricks. It is thoroughly demoral ized and utterly unreliable. It cannot be brought to the point of fighting for principle. This being true, continues our Mississippi contemporary, it follows "that the only safe policy for tho white people ot Mississippi to adopt (at least for the present) is to turn their backs upon national politics and to con centrate all their energies in a united effort to , obtain possession of their Stale uovcruiaent." Not only to obtain the possession of their ?Htule government, bat to seoure the develop ment of their natural resources, which may be done by encouraging immigration and eschewing politics altogether. The Imprisonment and Danger of O'Kelly. We publish to-day a letter addressed to Mr. Young, United States Consul at Santiago de Cuba, by our special correspondent, Mr. O' Kelly, the day after the latter' s arrest and imprisonment at Manzanillo. As this is the first and only communication that has been received from Mr. O' Kelly since his incarcer ation up to the present moment, it will be read with avidity by all who are interested in his adventures and his fate. From the tone of the letter it will be seon that our correspondent must have been in good health and spirits and that he could not then have regarded his imprisonment as a serious or threatening event. Every line that ho writes affords forcible evidence of his entire innocence of any offence against Spanish or Cuban laws. No person who reads his letter can tail to be impressed with this fact. Its writer oould not be a spy, sensible of his guilt and trembling for its dis covery and its consequences. Strong in the consciousness of his own good faith, he has nothing to fear, nothing to conceal. He treats his arrest as a joke, for ho cannot believe that a nation calling itself great could be capable of depriving of his liberty or of his life a gentleman who has honorably discharged an important and use ful duty, and whose every act has been done in the broad light of day and open to the in spection of every eye. So he writes in the careless, offhand style which is characteristic of his dashing and fearless nature. Mr. O' Kelly did not then know that the lines ho penned were the last he would be permitted to write for many weary days to his anxious friends ; that he would be kept in solitary confinement, denied counsel, re fused all communication with the outside world and put in peril of his life. He would now probably write in a very different strain, after two weeks' confinement in a close, unwholesome dungeon, with his mind torn by doubt and his spirit fretting under injustice. But this letter ought to do nfoch to prove his entire innocence, if, indeed, his Spanish jailers have really any idea that he is guilty, or desire to ascertain the truth and to do their prisoner justice. It certainly will strengthen the confidence of his friends in his prudence, discretion and honor, and will add to that sympathy which has already induoed Secretary Fish to interest himself in his case, and which has called forth in his behalf the kindly services of a generous press. Easter Sermoni. Easter is the moat joyful festival in the Christian's calendar of feasts and festivals, as the resurrection is the crowning act of the great scheme of human salvation. Hence it is becoming that the Church should lay her rich est floral offerings at the feet of the risen Lord, and send forth her richest strains and her most harmonious songs of praise to Him who hath loved us and given Himscli for us ? to Him who died for our sins and rose again for our justi fication. This the Christian Church did yes terday, as our religious sketches very clearly indicate. Local churches and denominations seem to have vied with each other in the profusion of their flowers and in the richness and grandeur of their music and decorations. There is, as might be expected, a very great sameness in the discourses from the pulpit The general theme was the resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ, which Dr. Spaulding deemed "the crowning proof of His divinity and the great basis of the Christian religion. It is a tri umphant culmination of what the prophets foretold and a fulfilment of the Saviour's own prediction. " This great event in the atonement plan proves, according to the Episcopal Dr. Hall, that Christ was human and that Christ risen was more than human. He rose by His might, and thus shall He come again, and the gTeat questions for everyone of us to answer 'are, "What manner of men ought we to be? and how ought we to live so that when we die wo shall bo like Chrut?" Mr. Beecher looked at the great failure of human life were it not allied to immortality. The lives of such men as Paul are and would be the most miserable failures had they no re lation to the hereafter. Life iB valued only by its duration and our belief in that duration. The savage who lives for the day cares little for life, the barbarian who lives for the year sets a higher value upon it, the semi-civilized and the civilized who live for a term of years or for time value life still higher; but the Christian who lives for time and for eternity has the truest appreciation of its value. But immortality is needed for the moral and spir itual development of tho human race; it is needed to harmonize the diBcurds that prevail in the world, and in no other way can the ine qualities of life be settled. Mr. Beecher, while not admitting the doctrine of the soul's mate* riality, sees no reason why cerebral matter should not bo eternal. Now let him give us the reasons for this hope that is in him. It may help to overthrow Darwin's doctrine of descent, which has so many excellent illustra tions of its almost absolute truth among men. It might disturb some genealogies; but we are willing to risk it. We are all too apt to complain that our own trials and burdens are harder and heavier than our neighbors' ; but wo may derive a little consolation from the fact stated yesterday by Dr. Dix, that "none of us ever had, or ever could have, a load to carry even distantly approaching in heaviness to that which Jesus bore." Andas His trouble passed away so shall ours. The resurrection morning will come to us as it did to Him. But the soul of man must have its resurrection now, that the body may be partaker hereafter in tho blessed state. Dr. Rogers pointed out the fourfold basis for hope that we havo for the certainty that we may be taken into the fold of Christ in His death, resurrection, ascension and en thronement on high. The Doctor commended gratitude for the sacrifices of the Saviour as very appropriate gifts for this season of the year. Dr. Co< ko epitomized the benefits accruing to humanity through tho resurrec tion of Christ, and Dr. Chapin maintained ( that Christianity w wore than a huwuu or want, and Christ's resurrection in a revela- | tion of the spiritual wcrld. The greatest works ever brought forth by man ffado away as nothing when compared with the resorroc-' tion of the Son of God Mr. Hepworth considers the historical fact ! of the resurroction of Christ (whose authen ticity is beyond ail doubt or cavil) as the 1 most important fact in th? moral history of man. It is to the world of spirits what gravi tation is to the world of physics. It is the wonderful something that solves all enigmas and fills even despair with something like hope. The entire system of future rewards and punishments depends upon it, and death is powerless since the angels rolled the stone from the door of the Bepulchre. Mr. Froth ingham declares that faith in the resurrection of the body helps the spirit to obey the Master's call, because uiind and organization go together? they are inseparable. The most fervent argument against immortality, he con ceives, is the predominance ' of the animal in us. But we shall be changed and hope shall become love, and we shall triumph over death and the grave. Dr. Thompson realized in the event which this day commemorates that Christ had con quered the conqueror, and had bound death hand and foot and made him the messenger and the angel to prepare us for another and a better world. And through Christ wo too shall Tise conquerors over death and the grave. Dr. Potter called attention to the unbelief of the Disciplies in the presence of the risen Christ, and encouraged his hearers in the faith that those who sleop in Jesus shall rise with spiritual bodies glorious like his and shall dwoll with him forever. Dr. Putnam, of Brooklyn, gave a geographical and pictorial representation of Eden, in which he declared figuratively we all spend our sunny childhood and where life is but a small filial restraint But Gethscmane's garden succeeds Eden, and as Jesus suffered and rose for our sakes so should we suffer and rise through Him. Rev. Thomas Guard of Baltimore preached an eloquent sermon, at the dedication of a new Methodist church yesterday, on the power of the Gospel in the salvation of men, and the grounds why we should not bo ashamed of that Gospel. The Catholic churches had much music and little sermon, and that little boro sololy upon the great fact which we commemorate in this Easter festival. In our exuberance ol joy over the resurrection and the hope of eternal life that it brings before us we forget the days that have preceded and that have followed that event And let us not, by our continuance in sin, crucify the son of God afrosh and put Him to an open shame, but rather believe in His atonement and enter into His fold and be saved. PERSONAL INTELLIGENCE. Senator Conkling la at the Fifth Avenue Hotel. William H. Seward. Jr., of Auburn, in at the St. Nicholas Hotel. Senator Sprague, of Rhode Island, has gone to South Carolina. Colonel Robert Gllmore, of Baltimore, is staving at the New York Hotel. General Clinton B. Fisk, of St. Louis, has arrived at the Fifth Avenue Hotel. State Treasurer J. A. Page, of Vermont, is in town at the Grand Central Hotel. Dr. S. Tyler, a son of cx-Presldent John Tyler, is lecturing on temperance In California. Ex-State Senator John Oanson, of Buffltlo, yes terday arrived at the Fifth Avenue Hotel. Captain Hamilton Perry, of the steamship Adri atic, is registered at the St. Nicholas Hotel. it Is proposed to give Jeff Davis a public reception in Galveston, Texas, when he visits that city. The new United States Senator frem Illinois, Richard J. Oglesby, has arrived at his home in Decatur. It is not certain that President Grant will visit Richmond and Norfolk next month, as heretolore announced. The Memphis Avalanche has nominated ex-Presl dent Johnson for Governor of Tennessee in 1874. Andy will accept. Donn Piatt, of the Washington Capital, Is in town. He Is going to Europe, to be present at the opening o! the Vienna Exhibition. Confederate paper money is being used in New Orleans to discharge the liabilities of a number of persons who tailed during the war. Samuel H. Elbert, the newly appointed Governor of the Territory of Colorado, received a hearty re ception on his arrival at Denver on the 9th inst. Ex-United States Senator Patterson, of New Hampshire, is still in Washington. He will leave for his home this week, and in May will Bail lor Europe. The late United States Senator Alexander Cald well, of Kansas, has decidcd to step out of the po litical ranks, and will henceforward devote his talents to commercial pursuits. We have seen it stated somewhere that a number of dramatists are already at work getting "The New Magdalen" ready for the stage. These literary carpenters pay him a great compliment even when they rob him. Hon. Samuel Shellabarger, Representative In the last Congress from the Seventh district or Ohio, did not touch the back pay plunder, and he says he will not touch It. Mr. Shellabarger does not go back to Congress. An old colored woman walked forty miles to Natchez, Miss., to get ner recently deceased hus band's bounty money. When she presented the documents they were fennd to be the dead man's registration papers. Governor Joel Parker, of New Jersey, has ap pointed Major James s. Yard, editor of the Mon mouth Democrat, the commissioner to lay a valua tion on the railroad property of the State. The Governor entertains the idea that what an editor does not know is of no account. General Grant recently appointed Mrs. L. A. Cary, the widow of a soldier, postmistress at Ashtabula, Ohio. The President, on making the selection, said "It is a class of appointments I am glad to make where it can be done; it is giving a soldier's widow an opportunity of supporting herself and orphan children." No one will object to this kind of civil service reform. ARMY INTELLIGENCE. The death of General Canby reduces the list of Brigadier Generals on the army register from seven to the limit of six established by n recent act of Congress, and hence there is no vacancy created. There will be a consultation between the President and General Sherman respecting whatever changes In military commands are necessitated by General Canby's death. It is believed In armv circles i that Brigadier Philip St. George t'ook, wno entered the army in 1827, will Hoon he retired on account of his age una long service and it is generally thought Brigadier Gen eral Howard will also be retired, owing to disabili ties received in the service. Colonel (iconic Crook, who haB been in command of various de partments for some years past and who n^s re cently so satisfactorily discharged Ills duties In Arizona in connection with the Apache difficulties, will probably be selected to fill the first vacant brigadier generalship, which may result from the retiracy of either of the above named officers. THE AMERICAN GEOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY. The American Geographical Society will hold their regular monthly meeting to-morrow (TueB day) evening, at the hall of the New York Histori cal Society, corner of Second avenue and Eleventh street. General Gibbon, of the United States army, who made nn exploration of the Yellowstone basin, will read u paper "On the Wonders el tae Yellowstone," Illustrated by a series of stereo scopic views of the moit striking nortiou* of thai WEATHER REPORT. WAR lWrARTHKMT. I OmCB of thh Chirk signal ()kj?ic?b, 1 Wahhinuton, April 11?1 A. iL ) jHrobatMUtet. The storm Id the Missouri Valley extend on Men day eastward toward the upper lakes and llltnoia; for the upper lakes easterly winds, cloudy and threatening weather; for the Gull States falling Barometer, southeasterly win la and cloudy weather with rain on the coast; for the South Atlantic States tailing barometer, southeasterly winds and increasing cloudiness; lor the Middle States rising temperature and pres sure, northeasterly winds backing to southwest with generally clear weather; for the Lower Lakes Increasing easterly winds and partially hazy wea ther; for New England, continued northerly winds, backing to northwest, with cloudy and clearing weather. Cautionary signals continue at Boston, Portland, Eastport, Chicago, Milwaukee, Urand liaveu and Duluth Midnight reports are generally missing from Maine, Lake Superior and all stations west of the Mississippi. Tbe Weather In This City Yesterday. The following record will show the change* in the temperature for the past twenty-lonr hours in comparison with the corresponding day of list year, as indicated by fie thermometer at UudnuPs Pharmacy, Hkhald Building:? 1872. 1873. 187 i 1873. 3 A. M 66 37 3 P. M ...68 4t 6 A. M 63 40 6P. M f>8 4? UA.M 64 43 UP. M 68 4) 12 M 81 48 12 P. M 64 42 Average temperature yesterday 44 >4 Average t 'moerature lor corresponding date last year 57X TREMENDOUS QALB AT KINGSTON, N. T. Kingston, April 13, 1873. A heavy gale prevailed Tiere last night, accompa nied by rain. Considerable damage was done la this city and vicinity. Trees were blown down, and It Is reported that two buildings werc#jatroyed la Saugerties. Reports from other directions indicate that extreme injury lias been done, though no particulars nave yet b-en re ceived. The Kale prevented travelling on the river, but the steamer Cornell, winch did not leave New York till Bve o'clock this morning, ar rived here at live o'clock this afternoon. Thet steamboat Wren reports the gale one of the sever est ever known on the river. DESTRUCTIVE FRESHET IN INDIANA. Cincinnati, April 13, 1873 Reports from Fort Wayne, ludima, state that the St. Joseph River and its tributaries are still rlalng. All the bridges on the St. Joseph River, be tween Port Wayne and Ccdarville, are washed away, and tlio roads near the streams are all under water. LAND SLIDES. The Slide at Rose ndale? Break in tlv Delaware and Hudson Canal. Kinuston, N. Y., April 13, 1873. The land Blidc at Roscndale was tremendous. About three hundred feet Blid away, carry. Ing with it tho trcstlework of the ap proach to the bridge, making a gap fifty feet deep. A large force of men are now at work, but the damage cannot be repaired belore tbe 1st of May. Trains run regularly to tho bridge. Haggage and passengers are transierred to trains on the ether side. The immense bridge itself is In no way endangered, the only portion affected being a portion oi the wooden approaches, the cost of which is estimated at $8,ooo. About one hundred leet of the midland embank ment on the Delaware and Hudson Canal slid into the canal yesterday, which will cause interruption lor three or four days. THE LABOR HOVEHEHT. A General Strike Along the Line for Klght Honrs To Be Inaugurated? The Working men's Secret Societies 1? Motion. Boston, April 13. 1873. The Boston Sunday Herald is Informed by ? prominent member or the United Order of American Capenters and Joiiers and Amal gamated Union that the commotion in the organization in New York is but premonotorj symptoms of a general upheaval at an early date In all the large cities of the North, South, East and West. The local branches of the order in all sections have been holding large and enthu siastic secret meetings, and a general plan ol actlen for the government or this national organization is ahout completed. The funds now in the treasury are large and suffi cient to enable the members to hold out on a strike for at least six months. The Associa tion Is mure anxious to secure tiie eight hour sys tem than an increase ef wages, but ira strike is caused by the non-compliance of employers to re cognize the eight hour plan, then an Increase or pay will l>e demanded. It is stated that in Boston and the principal New England cities the order has a large and Influential membership. The fra ternity in all sections, when everything is ready, will rise simt%tnoously. The machinists, black smiths, bollermaners, and metal workers, it is also understood, will commence to move soon in conjunction with the lroninoulders' eight hour League or New York to carry into effect the great object In view, eight hour work. The shoemakers are holding meetings and devising plans for another struggle. Their labor organization, the Knights or St. Crispin, Is not very strong, but a convention or the order is te be held in Cleveland, Ohio, next month, and the principal subject then to be discussed and acted upon is the eight kour movement. The New Kng land journeymen shoemakers will take an active part. TEE WRECKED STEAMSHIP DALLAS. Kkt Wkht, Pla., April 13, 1878. The steamer City or Dallas, previously reported ashore of Jupiter Point, was brought into the haroor this morning, having been gotten off by the Coast Wrecking Company's steamer Wlnanta. she is not leaking. and will leave for New Orleans this afternoon. This is tne most successful wrecking work ever accom plished. The Wlnant laid til Key West, and i>i thirty-two hours after Captain Quinn heard of t^e disaster to the Dallas, which vessel was aio ml' is distant, he had her atloat ami ready to proceed/on her voyage. Captain Quinn has left the salv .ge question to be settled bv the underwriters, By this arrangement the ship w?s enables to pf? rced without detention. FIEE IN THE DETROIT TRIBUNE BUILDING. Drtkoit, Mich., Anril 13, 1873. About six o'clock tills morning a Are broke out in front of the boiler, in the basement of the Trfrune building. The rear of the building, in which is located tne engine, presses, job, composing and editorial rooms, was' In a short time completely gutted. The Trilmnf loses |35,ooo on the building, and Is Insured lor $26,000. The loss on the job rooms is estimated at $16, ooo; insured for $13,000. Tho building was also occupied by the Michigan Farmer, which loses $7,0oo, together with the editor's liorarv, valued at $4,uoo. The loss is covered by insurance. The Calvert Lithographing Company, who occupy the upper floors in the front part of the building, lose on stock $40, ooo; Insurance $10, ooo. Tie commercial Advertiser loses $7,0o0; insurance $3,000. several law offices In the front part of the building suffered consider ably by water. The Tribune will soon resume busi ness in their old quarters, meanwhile the paper will make use oi the type anil presses of the Free /rre*, appearing as usual to-morrow. Four cylinder presses were enclosed in a flreprool room and escaped injury. PROBABLE MURDER IN 80UTH CAROLINA. Charleston, April 13, 1873. A mysterious tragedy occurred last night at Cape Roman lighthouse. Mrs. John son, wife of the keeper, was found dead, with her throt cut from ear to ear, and a razor and revolver lying by her side. A large sum of monev which the deceased had lately drawn from the bank is missing. It is not known whether she was Murdered or committed suicide. ANOTHER WIFE MURDER. UTICA, N. Y? April 13, 1873. ? The wife of Robert 1'ierce, near Camden, waa found dead at her house this morning, having been killed by her husband. A child four years old saya she saw her father do the deeii. The murderer la still at large. ENCOURAGEMENT TO TIMBER OROWERS. With a view ta encourage the growth of timber on Western prairies an act ol Congress provides that any person who shall plant, protect and keep in a healtny growing oondltlti for ten years lorty acres of timber, the trees thereon being not ruoro than twelve feet apart each way, on any quarter section of any of the public lands of the United states, shall be entitled to a patent for the whole of said quarter section at the expiration ol ten year* on making proor of such fact ?y sot hss than two credible witnesses, provided that onlr cmqquar* , ter in any auctwu ?uau be tuiu grauwd.