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BROADWAY A\D ANN STREET. JAMES GORDON BENNETT, PROPHIKTOR. Volume XXXVIII 13| AMUSEMENTS TO-MORROf EVENING. ?y1?MoKTK?C?iaio ,,0UHE' Twe?Vv thir.! nt. and Eighth Tll? ATRK- Twenty third street, corner Sixth ?venue.?Amy Hobaakt. THEATRE COMIQUE, No. 614 Broadway.?Drama, Burlesque and Olio. BOWERY THEATRE, llowery.?Rip Vai? Winelb? Um Jimr, Ac. NEW FIFTH AVENUE THEATRE, 72Hand 7?) Broad way.? Divorce. WOOD'S MUSEUM. Kroadwa.v. corner Thirtieth at.? the Hone moon. Altornouit anil ?veiling. ATHENEUM, ?88 Broadway.?Grajtd Varibtt Enter. TAUIMEMT. NIBLO'S GARDEN, Broadway, between Prince and Houaton sta.?Azrael; or. Tim Macio CnABa. PNIOV SQUARE THEATRE. Union square, near Broad m ay ?Frou Khoi; OLYMPIC THEATRE. Brouilwav. betweon Houston and Bleecker street?Himrrr Doarrr WALLACE'S THEATRE, Broadway and Thirteenth Street.?The Sqdibe's Last Suillinu. MRS. F. B. CONWAY'S BROOKLYN THEATRE Uxder tiik (Jasliciit, Ac. BROOKLYN ACADEMY OF MUSIC. Monta?ue St Fbencu Opera?La Febichole. v2,1? L\SeTb?t^^era H0U8E- No- ? * 2-G^Tco?cmtLL' Four,oent,i otrcet-AHernoan at *"?7cJ??Kj?V**V* OF ANATOMY, 618Broadw.y._ quadruple sheet. New York, Sunday, May 11, 1873. THE NEWS OP YESTERDAY. To-Day's Contents of tlio Herald. "THE GREAT DISASTER IN THE ARCTIC OCEAN ! THE PERILS FOR SCIENCE IN THE NORTHERN SEAS"?LEADING EDITORIAL. ARTICLE?Eighth Pauk. AMERICA INTENSELY AGITATED OYER THE FATE OF THE UNITED STATES NORTH POlAR EXPEDITION I A STARTLING QUERY! MURK HERALD ENTERPRISE! DR. HAYES' VIEWS! THE CAPTAIN AND . CREW OF THE ILL-STARRED POLARIS SKETCHED! TOE VESSEL PENETRATES TO AN EXTREME LATITUDE-Ninth Page. ANTARCTIC PERILS! A BOAT'S CREW ABAN DONED IN TOE SOUTH SHETLAND ISLANDS, AND ONLY ONE LEFT TO TELL OF THEIR DIRE SUFFERINGS-Twelfth Page. DON ALPHONSO'S AND OTHER CARLIST FORCES ROUTED BY THE REPUBLICANS, WITH SEVERE LOSSES! THE GOVERNMENT SENDING REINFORCEMENTS TO NAVARRE! THE BISCAY REVOLT?Ninth Pagb. THE CHASE OBSEQUIES! A DISTINGUISHED ASSEMBLAGE PARTICIPATE IN THE FINAL SOLEMN RITES OVER THE REMAINS OF THE LAMENTED CHIEF JUSTICE! THE FUNERAL ADDRESS! SCENES AT THE CHURCH AND EN ROUTE TO WASHING TON I THE CEREMONIES AT THE CAPITAL? Fifth Page. PREACHERS AND SUBJECTS FOR TO-DAY IN THE VARIOUS CHURCHES! SALIENT EPIS TLES OF THE RELIGIOUS CORRE SPONDENTS! DENOMINATIONAL CHANGES! "CRUX DE CRUCEI" THE PAPAL ELEC TIONS! HONOR TO STANLEY-SIXTH Page, i A SANGUINARY DUEL IN VIRGINIA! A REIGN ING BELLE THE CAUSE! P. R, TACTICS TRIED, BUT BLOOD DEMANDED AND TIIE DUELLO TIIE DERNIER RESSORT! ONE FATALLY ASD THE OTHER SERIOUSLY WOUNDED?Fifth Page. LUSIGNANI, THE WIFE MURDERER, TRYING TO CHEAT THE HANGMAN BY STARVING HIMSELF! THE GALLOWS ERECTING FOR HIM?Twelfth Page. FACTION FIGHTS IN PANAMA SEVERE CON FLAGRATION IN PORT AU PRINCE, HAYTI? Ninth Page. JAY GOULD'S ASSAILANT FINED AND BOUND TO KEEP THE PEACE FOR SIX MONTHS! the complainant tells how it oc curred?sixth Page. rCDGE PRATT REFUSES A STAY OF PROCEED 1NGS IN THE NIXON CASE! EX-MAY'OR HALL'S APPEAL AND THE REPLY OF DISTRICT ATTORNEY PHELPc-Sixth Fao? ... i*.. FINANCIAL BUSINESS! EFFECTS OF THE VI ENNA EXCITEMENT! GOLD UP AND STOCKS DOWN! THE BANK OF ENGLAND ADVANCES THE DISCOUNT RATE TO FIVE PER CENT?Seventh Page. The Bank of England raised the rate of discount to five per cent yesterday, and the price of gold, which had bean already ren dered sensitive by the reported panic in Vienna, jumped to 118J, but closed at, a re action to 118 J. The Duel Near Richmond, Virginia, on Friday evening last, the full particulars of which were telegraphed to the Herald and are presented elsewhere in our columns to day, was one of the most serious encounters we have recently had to record from the chivalrous Old Dominion. Like most of these remarkable combats, the real cause could scarcely be discovered with the aid of a microscope, while the imaginary wrongs were piled up in mid air. Blood alone, it was alleged, could eflaco the supposed injuries. The combatants, both young men of good social position, met in a secluded spot, and, surrounded by gentlemen whose ago and ex perience should dictate loftier and more en nobling occupation, fired twice and succeeded in dangerously wounding each other. The moral may easily be seen. Obsequies of the L*te Chief Justice.? The last tribute of respect and veneration to the memory of a truly great man was paid pstorday in the impressive ceremonies which Jreceded the removal of the remains of the late Chief Justice of the United States from this city. There was a throng of visitors to St George's church during the five hours allotted for the lying in state, and all classes availed themselves of the opportunity to take a last look at all that was mortal of one whose nam* is enshrined in the nation's heart. Soma of the most distinguished representa tives of the American Republic were present wlien the Rev. Dr. Hall delivered tho funeral nation, and every one evinced ? a feeling that, in the death of Chief Justice Chaw, the nation baa lost one of ite most upright children and its highest intellect We publish in another column the particulars of the obsequies of the departed statesman* A TH? Great OlMnttr la th? Arctic Ocean?The Perils for Science In the Northern Seas. The special despatches received yesterday from Newfoundland exclusively by the Herald brought full intelligence of the great and tragic Arctic disaster. Nineteen out of thirty three souls that embarked on the Polaris in the Arctic expedition separated from their companions, and, driven by the merciless winds of the icy ocean, on a melting and fragile sheet of ice, far away from their ship, landed on the ice-bound coast of Labra dor, her commaudar dead and the fate of the J steamer herself left in a maze of uncertainty and gloom. Such is the substance of the latest tidings received, the truth of which is confirmed beyond all question. Seldom, since the mysterious catastrophes which overtook Sir Humphrey Gilbert, Sir Hugh Willoughby, William Barentz and Sir John Franklin has a more unfortunate issue to a great undertaking been furnished the annalist of Arctic voyages. The American North Polar expedition, under Captain Hall, took its final departure from the port of New London on the 3d of July, 1871?not quite two years ago?having on her muster roll twenty-four officers and seamen and two Esquimaux interpreters. At Upernavik, Greenland, just as the exploring party were to bid farewt 11 to <h ? Inst vostiga of civilization and life, they to >k on board the Polaris FTana Christian, the famous and faithful servant of Dr. Kane, who, with his Esquimaux wife and children, increased the roster of the ship to thirty-three souls; and early on the morning of August '24 their gallant and bold-hearted commander turned his prow Poleward. The perilous attempt of Captain Hall to reach the Pole was made through Smith's Sound, ih the very throat of that great torrential river of ice which drains the circumpolar basin of the North. Among the last words of the commander of the Polaris, despatched to his government, when on the eve of entering this unknown region, August 17, 1871, was the assurance that the season was "a most extraordinary open season for Arctic navigation," and that he would "improve the opportunity to its full est extent;" but not without first establish ing near Cape Alexander, at the east entrance of Smith's Sound, a depot of provisions, to fall back on, in case his vessel became ice-wrecked in the desperate battle she was about to ongage in. ? 'JThe inhabitants of the most northerly Green land settlement .told Dr. Bassel, of the ex pedition, that the Summer of 1871 was the warmest known in fifty years, and the effect of it was apparent in an enormous drift of Polar ice fields southward from Smith's Sound and Baffin's Bay, along the coast of Newfoundland, from February to May. It was also obsorved at Newfoundland, in May' of last year, that a river of ice varying from sixty to two hundred miles in breadth, and two thousand miles long, had been three months incessantly pouring its contents into the tepid waters of the Gulf Stream. No doubt, as the mournful tidings show, Captain Hall pushed his way vigorously in the open sea way caused by this outflow; but it has been foreseen that, with such tremendous breaking up of Arctic ices, his little craft, in a narrow and hemmed up channel like Kennedy's or Smith'B Sound, must have been fearfully exposed. The cir cumstances of an excessively warm season and open weather, which held out the greatest promise, gave rise, no doubt, to the ex cessive amount of ice drift, in which the ice beleaguered vessel was threatened with de struction, and which caused the detachment of the party under Captain Tyson to attempt unloading the stores. It was while this party was at work that they became separated from the ship by the force of the wind, stronger than steam, driving and drifting them away from her, and forcing them to navigate those stormy and icy suas on a frail field of ice. Nothing can exceed tho peril in which Captain Tyson and his men were placed, and it is a most extraordinary provi dence which savod them after their six months' battling with the waves. But one of the saddest features of the story is the sudden death of their commander and irieud. Captain Hall's loss will occasion uni versal rogret among those who can appreciate the indomitable gallantry and hardy devotion of an independent and fearless explorer. With few advantages of early education or scien tific training he had acquired, by the un tiring application of his natural talent for close observation, great superiority as a leader of Arctic research ; and his enthusiasm and willinq-noss to bear the greatest hardships fitted him to conduct others into places of danger and suffering. A self-taught man, like Hudson, Baffin and Franklin, Hall's promotion to the leadership of the North Polar Expedition excited tho arrogant jealousy and ill-judged criticisms of many of the scientific men of the country, who would have resented the straightforward independence of a Scoresby or a Ross. Hall wisely and magnanimously disregarded their envious attacks, and, by his strong character and manly exertions, won the good opinion of tho country and the co-operation of Congress and the administration. Although not him self a trained scientist, he had the judgment to discern able and accurate minds capable of doing the technical work of the voyage, and his selection of Dr. Emil Bessel as the scien tific director, of Sergeant Myer of tho Signal Service Corps, as his meteorolo gist and mathematician, and of his officers, Buddington, Chester and Morton?the latter of Kane's expedition and the first to see the open Polar Sea?were acknowledged as eminently judicious. The route he selected through Smith's Sound, though only criti cised by Petermann, Silas Bent and others in this country, has, within the past Winter, been warmly recommended by the most expe rienced English navigators as the best gate way to the polo. The effect, however, of the present intelligence must be very decided, and tho disaster to tho American expedition by the division of its party and its provisions must, we apprehend, so weakon its strength as to necessitate a return at an early day to the United States. If, as wo think, it may reasonably bo hoped tho I olaris and her remaining crew are safe, the government should at once dospatch a steam vessel to her relief, with orders to bring her and her crew homo at onaa The calamity which has overtaken her bravo and hardy voyagers, while it sends a thrill of horror through the civilized world, is an nounced in time to seal, we hope, the fate of several proposed expeditions, especially thatof England, now being planned to repeat this grand Arctic tragedy. The perilous enter prise of seeking a northwest passage, tried by Cortereal, Baffin, Ross, Parry, and attempted since in vain, and so shut by jealous nature with eternal bars, has baffled Franklin, MoClintock, Do Haven, Kane, Hayes and others, and is one which, if succoasful, could furnish the world only a few feeble scientific data, which can hardly be valued as highly -rt a single one of the gallant lives sacrifice1 the undertaking. At brief intervals through a. period 'f mora than threo centuries more than o hundred expeditious have gone in quest of fiis goal of geographic ambition. They hav gone forth guided by the ablest navigator? and sustained by the most lavish outlays of moral sympathy and material aid, and burling with a zeal which the eternal ices of North could jiot chill. The paltry advantages won have been attained only by herculean labors and weary toiling over ragged m?untains of ice, and the personal lustre won by the adventurers them selves has only swved to reveal, like the frag ments of som< noble wreck, the rocks on which the foadest hopes have been stranded. It would seera that the famous apparition of the Portuguese poet, which flitted before Vasco di ftama at the Cape of Good Hope and hovered athwart his shipB, threatening doath and ruin as the penalty of discovery, has winged its way to the ice-guarded border of the open Polar Sea. Let us hope that, for the presont, no new attempts will be made to in vade his vengeful and perilous domain. Tfte Italian Government and (lie Re. llgioui Orders, According to our latest accounts the bill abolishing religious corporations is still under discussion by tho Italian Parliament. On Fri day last VenoHta, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, while insisting on the propriety of the measure as a whole, made some remarks which show that beyond a certain point he is not I prepared to play the part of an iconoclast. "In abolishing the temporal power," he said, "Italy had contributed to the progress of the century, but she must refrain from attacking the spir itual power." According to Venosta Italy is not bound to preserve the mortmain by which the religious bodies exist; but Italy has no right to prevent the heads of the religious ordors from keeping up communication with tho Catholic world The religious reform in Italy has been very sweeping and very severe. Since the sixteenth century no such measure has been attempted in any country. Religious property amounting to some two millions of dollars will pass into the hands of the State, and the bill applies to movable property as well as to real estate. To accomplish such a work requires great strength. It remains to be seen whether the present government of Italy is quite equal to the task. Signor Ve nosta's remarks seem to imply that a feeling exists that the government may go too far. In the nineteenth century it is a necessity that reform have at least the appearance of justice. Amerlean Shoddy at Vlenna> It will be understood at once that we do not mean by the above heading shoddy goods or materials at the Vienna Exposition, for we hope there will not be, and do not expect there will be, any of these. We shall, at least, make a respectable show of manufactures and a good show of mechanical skill. Tho shoddy we refer to is in the schemers and vain-glorious Americans who have brought disgrace upon the national character by buying and selling official positions connected with the American Commission and Department of tho Exhibi tion. We hardly know which to denounce most strongly, the corrupt, trading and meatf souled officials who sold positions or privi leges, or the contemptible nobodies who wanted to swell themselves out, like the frog in the fable, beyond their natural proportions by obtaining an official character through bribery to which, they were not entitled by merit Tho government at Washington has blundered in this matter, as in so many othire, through not having the |agacity to select the proper men as representative Americans, except in a few instances among the honorary Commissioners. There are plenty of gentlemen, high-toned and cultivated men, in this country who would have reflected honor upon the Republic; but the administration at Washington does not appear to be in contact with or in the way of finding out such. Men of low instincts and political schemers come to tho top in almost all cases. Our best citizens shrink from contact with these. Outside of tho official circle and a sprinkling of such shoddy people and adventurers as all countries have, the Viennese will see a number of gentlemen and ladies of the best type from Amcrica. Euro peans are too apt to soizo any opportunity to disparage our people and country, and tho more care Bhould have been taken not to gratify this egotistical propensity. As the government has at last undertaken to remove the cause for further scandal in this Vienna commission business we hope it will peremp torily make clean work of tho reform com menced. Making the United States a Penal Settlement, We are informed, through a despatch from Baltimore, that five Algerian chiefs, who had been tried in France and sentenced to the penal colony of Cayenne for life, had arrived in that city, having been released on the con dition that they would go to the United States. It is an outrage of international comity for any European or other foreign government to send, even in such an indirect manner, its criminals to this country. True, these poor Algerian chiefs were probably prisoners of a political character, and such, when they como voluntarily here, we do not object to ; for this has ever been the land of refuge for tho un fortunate and oppressed. But when sent here as criminals by any government it in another thing, and calls for protest. The offence of the French government is magnified by the fact that these Algerians were landed utterly destitute, and besides the distress incident upon not being able to speak any language but their own, tho French Consul also refuses to provide for them. Positivo cruelty is thus added to the want of respect to the United States. We hope oar government will make proper representation of this case to franco. Z*' 8plrtt the >eeUurt?*> The chronic dulneag of the jnK?ous press is this week soaroely dif*?rW>d by a 8in8le ripple of live thought. The "?lemn gloom of a great tomb could not ^ tnore forbidding than are the columus m08^ of the sectarian journals, and p-^ tbe'r rare comments upon matters wl>-a ^orm Part of the stirring every day lifp Jt world still seem undivested of a slee-/ aU(l dozad air that in like the appearance f the man who com oh forth from a dark and dusty study into the brotid light of noonday. We find very little in them worthy of mention here. The Examiner and Chronicle takes occasion to make the sweeping charge that most of the writers of secular newspapers belong to the party of intellectual workers who hold anti evangelical ideas. It then, with what may perhaps by some of its readers be taken for the gusto of self-righteousness, makes the following statement: ? i *re,81eycrHl reasons why "professors of re nt mfj. l!Tin ??' 0Ut ?f P'aC0 0n the hU0 01 ?U0 of our dailies of large circulation. The standard of ?J)tiWf[P|i|Per enterprise" that has come more and Ti?ZL ? .e ru.c?fni?ea legitimate requires some things to be done Irom whlca they might well de sirei to be excused. With exceptions that steadily decline in number papers are published daily. .Sun days not excepted. The issue of a Monday morn ing paper may require some work on .Sunday, but uh J.Jm pCra nre? teud,utf 10 lfltnore the Sabbath n.rt^nnf'n. wc 1,0 uot ,H,'ievo the religious Ph0?rt'?n ul ?>? community will long be satisfied with the somewhat distant deference or the courteous forbearance of the more respectable papers, or will t0 the ?l?e,1,y ho?tilo tone oi others. nriuinlS? m. come w,ien PaPera> however "enter prising they are, or with whatever degree of ability they are conducted, if they cant the weight 01 their Infiuenco in the scale against the Gospel, will repel the support of Christian people. There must be a dally as well as weekly press lit to repre sent the Christian sentiment of the land. It might well be thought at this time that the silly question as to the morality or im morality of labor on the Sabbath had ceased to be open in any progressive and liberal mind to doubt or discussion. Unlike its Christian contemporary, which supposes itself to be the organ of a later and therefore higher theology than that of the Jews, the Jewish Time#, in re lation to a distinct subject, utters sentiments on this point exactly opposite and iudicating the outlines of a kindly and broad liberality that might be a lesson to the narrow-minded bigots who are still to be found in existence. The Jewish Times agitates the question whether synagogues shall be open for religious service on the Sabbath, and emphatically tavors such a conformity to almost universal custom. In this connection it makes the fol lowing remarks: ? Common sense and Jewish thcolojrv would de cide at onco that every day, every hour Dasseii in contemplation of the higher aims and' objects of liic is timfe well spent, meritorious and beneficial whether that day is called .Sunday, Friday or Satur day. I here are certain days set apart by reliirious appointment lor the performance of worship ex pressive or certain ideas and memorials imt we are n*t aware that any day of the year is singled SS Sf WOUW Clwef o? If this be true why should any day be singled out on which labor beneficial to the human race would be wrong and sinful ? The reasons given by the Jenoish Times for the observance of the universal Sabbath for worship rather than the seventh day of the week, as of old, are substantial and striking ones. They appeal both to the worldly and religious instincts of its readers, and, there is no doubt, will ultimately be crowned with the accomplishment of the reform which they ad vocate. The great convenience of having one day of rest and devotion in universal observ ance is as apparent as that of a common monetary medium for all nations. The Catholic journals speak of the illness of His Holiness Pius the Ninth with a tender ex pression of confidence in his recovery which cannot hide the real anxiety which is felt by the whole world over the real feebleness of the slight thread of life which may break at any time and drop him back into the gloom of the past. They also contain attempts to prove that the cable despatches which represented him as being at the point of death were un scrupulous canards, gotten up by "a vile anti Catholic conspiracy.'' The Freeman's Journal, after branding these reports as the '"studious contrivance of the Piedmontese usurpation of Rome, meant for an evil purpose," con cludes in the following rhapsodical manner: ? It Is not by any means of Catholic faith hut it u a most settled thought and convictionimnnoJ.? many Catholics, that this most wonderful of the Popes who has outlived the "years of Peter" at Rome; who has been privileged to i immaculate Conception of Our Blessed Lady as an Article of tin* Faith* ',,ecreed the Infallibility of the ?pe' when speaking ex cathedra; who has declared tW h^or 10 St- Joseph, as universal patron of the anrt antl ?et ?ver a" the family of our Lord and Saviour?that this wonderful Pone is fP'n??hf'Ped by the prayers without ceasing of the whole company ol the lalthful, to live to see the dawn of a bright and glorious revival of Catholic Thi 0 practice and action throughout ?^T,I1S 18 onr very flrm human conviction S? hj? recognize In all the anticipations of his speedy death?otherwise than by martyr dom?something, less or more distinct, of delusions the Church.am?Ug the lalthfn' b? the enemies of On Bismarck and the clergy the religious papers are not yet sileut. The Catholic organs still continue savage predictions that the efforts of the ruler of Germany's destiny to rule the Catholic Church "as well as the State will result at length in a demonstration of the old adage of "Pride before a fall." The Methodist, however, has an article exactly op posite in tone and sentiment. In the course of an argument to prove that Bismarck is right and the Jesuits wrong, it gives vont to the fol lowing slip-shod sort of logic, which is its own stultification: ? The criticisms in England and this country on 8 ?Pl C? i e lh)('n mostly one-sided and fallacious. It has been represented as a revivni nt the old Intolerance?as an interierence with the rights of conscience. It Is not at ail obnoxious ro this criticism. It Is simply a policy of tolerance and protection of the ireetfom of conscience oi Prussian subjects, against the nower of Home ex erclsed by her prelates"! Germany. The idea that it Is wrong lor governments to Interfere with ecclesiastical affairs is abstractly right. It u the very basis of our own policy toward religion ? but It cannot apply in nations where Church ami state are still united. Prussia, Italy, Spain Ac are in this condition; the Church is a part of tfio government; the Church estates are part or the national Property They are, therefore, legiti mately subject to the legislation of the state. The conclusion drawn from this false in duction is in itself sound. There Is but one logical criticism that we m Americans, can make on the policy of these n* Hons. It Is that their fundamental blunder is m still maintaining the Incompatible union of Church and State. They will be in a quagmire of cmbar rassments till they resolute y enftanchlsa th? Church by divorcing It. . 3 ?-"'rancniso the The Indian policy is, perhaps, the subject of the greatest interest among all the dull ones discussed by the religious papers. Butv even this has now lost its freshness. The bur den in this regard of several of the leading church journals is an appeal for discrimi nating mercy toward the Modtfcs. There is no suggestion, however, that before this mercy is exercised it might be well for the government to get them in its power, in which event only can the idea of mercy be gracefully entertained. The Chicago Standard advocates a continuance of the civilizing process, lately so unsuccessful, and thinks that it will eventually mould the Indian ohuMtu into sofnoUuiui mora, statuesque molality. On the other hand, the Examiner and Chronicle thinks that to charge the authorities with weakness or passion in their treatment of the savage is both un just and silly. While the Hebrew Leader calls attention to the Vienna enterprise of the HbbaiiI) the Standard in another article discourses on the Vienna corruption scandal and asks tho reason for the stato of immorality which produced it: ? Is It that Heir-government means no government ?'kant'18 human nature really "like the horse and the mule, which must t>e held In with bit ami bridle P* Or, what seems more probable, do them; things grow out ef that intense materialism which so readily characterizes communities like our own, In which, from the nature of the case almost, tho one universal idea becomes that of meney-making* Ilow to make mouey seems the first practical thought which enters the head of an American, as he begins life, and It is the last earthly thing of which lie lets go as he dies. Much a national passion, grown into a disease, becomes the in stigator to endless forms of personal and official dlsiiouesty. Is there a corrective tor it? We see none, except so far as it may be lound In the incul cation of nobler aims by those who Have the train ing of youth and by public teachers of every class. Shabp Fighting in Cuba. ?There has been some sharp fighting between the Spanish and insurgent troops in Ouba, the results being reported, as usual, disastrous to the insur gents. But still they keep the field, and can not be exterminated or subdued On the other hand, it appears that the Spanish government is sending out to Cuba its Carlist prisoners as food for gunpowder?an experiment which betrays the desperate straits of the supreme authorities at Madrid. It is possible that the Carlists in Cuba may prove that they have no more love for Figueras and his party in power than have the Carlists in Spain. And why should not the man who has been an insurgent in Spain be an insurgent in Cuba ? PERSONAL INTELLIGENCE. M. Emllc Olllvter is in Home. The city of Cincinnati will probably crect a monu ment over the remains or the late Chief Justice Chase. The prices of members of the Mississippi Legis lature are said to rango from $5 up to $100, accord ing to qualifications and color. Major John 8. Filler, editor or the TIarrlsborg (Pa.) Patriot, sailed from this port yesterday for Europe. Ills destination is Vienna. United States Senators Thomas P. Bayard, of Delaware and Eugene Casserly, of California, are in Virginia, inspecting the James River and Kanawha Canal. Rev. Morgan Dlx. D. 1)., son of the Governor of this State, has not declined the Episcopal Bishopric of Massachusetts. This announcement is by au thority. Baron naussmann, ex-Prefect oi the Soine, re cently had a loug private conference with the Sul tan or Turkey. is Constantinople to bo Uauss mannizod? Captain George Knight fifty-five years ago took charge or the first steamer that ran between Boston and Portland, Me., and he has continued in the same line up to the present time. Nelson Dingley, Jr., editor or the Lewlston Journal, will go before the Republican State Con vention or Maine, which meets in Bangor, on Thursday, Juno 19, as a candidate for Governor. The Abb6 Simon, who has just dleil in Paris, was greatly venerated by the people. He was twice arrested by erder of the Commune and would have been shet, but the populace compelled his release. Earl Delawarr committed sniclde by drowning himself at Cambridge, England, on the 22d ult. He was insane and imagined he had caused the death or a young woman who had been under his pro tection. Judge Nathan Clifford, the oldest Justice of the United States Supreme Court, and who had been on the Bench the greatest numoor of years, arrived at his home in Maine from Washington on Wednes day last. Monslgnor Bataillon, Bishop of Noumea, Is on his way,with other missionaries, to New Caledonia, to convert the Communist convicts, who, in 1871, marked him for a death which he marvellously escaped. John Reilly, of San Francisco, wants to wager $1 ,000 that he can beat a drum longer and louder than any other person In America. Here Is a capital cnance for some of the boys of the Seventh regiment drum crops. THE MODOC?. Escape of the Redskins? SI* Men After Bogai Charley. San Francisco, May 10,1873. A despatch from Yreka states that the Modocs are known to be out of the late lava beds and fleeing towards the Goose Lake country. The Warm Spring Indians aud several scouting par ties arc in close pursuit. Six men Irom Yreka arc on the trail of Bogus Charley. Indian Movement ? To Be Promptly Reported. San Francisco, May 0, 1873. The rollrtwir.tr memorandum has been received Headqitartkrs, Department of thr i Colikbia, Portland, Oregon, April 25, 1873.) That timelv information may reach headquarters of any unusual movement or hostile demonstra tions on the part of the Indians, until further orders the commanding officers of Forts Colvllle, Lapwal and Klamath, and cnmjm Harney and Warner will forward reports weekly or oftener, should circumstances render it necessary, to assist the Adjutant General In any changes in the attitude towards the government of the Indians in this vicinity. H. CLASWOOD, Assistant Adjutant General. Lleutenaet Harris, who was wounded in the re cent fight with the Modocs, is reported to be slnk ing rapidly, and it is thought he cannot recover. SERIOUS ACCIDENT IN VIRGINIA. Fall of the Floor* of a Large Grocery ?Establishment In Petersburg?Three Men Seriously Injured. Phtersbcro, May 10, 1373. A fearful accident occurred here to-day. The npper floor of Davis, Roper ft Co.'s store, In the Iron front building, broke tnreugh under the pres sure of 300 barrels of flour. Several persons were seriously wounded, among them H. C. Davis, W. T. Hubbard and Mr. Allen, the bookkeeper. A number of others were slightly hnrt. There were a number of mlracalons escapes from instant de\sh. ? The store is on Sycamore street, in what is known as the "Iron Front," and is owned by Robert Boiling and occupied by Davis, Roper A Co. as a wholesale grocery store. The third floor was used to store flour, of which there were 300 barrels in store. The floor gave way where the joists joined the stairway. The third floor earned the secon I with it, an* filled the lower floor with broken timbers, bricks, merchandise, Ac. Mr. u. C. Davis, the senior member of the firm, was in conversation with Mr. w. T. Hubbard near the desk when the crash came; both were pros trated oy the tailing mass, but in a measure pro tected by the ends of the joists resting against the wall. Mr. Davis Is badly bruised aud has a severe cut on the right arm. He will recover. Mr. Hubbard was struck on the head and knocked senseless. He is better and not considered dangerously hurt. Mr. Allen, the bookkeeper. Is seriously hurt. The loss to stock will be about |lft,o<i<i and to the building $2,000. Workmen are clearing away the wreck and the business will go on on Tuesday, A DOUBLE SUICIDE IN IOWA. St. Louis, Mo.. May 10, 1873. A special despatch gives further particulars con cerning the double suicide In Hamburg county, Iowa. The forgeries in which Walllngford was im plicated are much more extensive than at first stated. They have been carried on by au organized band of thieves and forgers. It is stated that over two hundred thousand acres of land in Iowa have been sold on forged deeds, bv means of which a large sum of money was obtained. The written confession of Walllngford disclosed the names of the parties engaged with him in the forgeries. They are Wllllaa, John, George and James Rhodes, George Ball, J. H. Blake, an old man named Rosa berry. his nans and a man named Scott. These have been a/rested, bat the ringleaders fled, and offlcflm *r?.ia hot pursuit. SPAIN. Defeat of Don Alfonso's Carlist Division, with Heavy Loea in Battle?Royalist Guerillas Dispersed?Military Assassination by Saballs?Carlist Clericals Ar rosted?Reinforcements for the Soenc of the Encoun ter with Dorregarry. TELEGRAMS TO THE HEW YORK HERALD. Madrid, May 10.1873. A Hevoro conflict lias taken place between tlie band of Carlista under command of Don Alfonao and the republicans, resulting In the tout defeat of the former. sixty-flve ofthe insurrectionists were killed and many wounded. H0YALI3T BOUT IN MINOR ACTIONS. Information had been received at the War Office of the defeat of the Carlisu lu a number of amaJI engagements. ,4NO SURRENDER," BUT "WAB TO TUB KNIPK." Saballs, the Carlist leader, recently shot dead one of the officers under his command, who he learned was about to surrender to the government troops. REPUBLICAN BBINFOBCKMENTS TO NAVARRE. Reinforcements have been sent to the Spanish troops at Navarre, who defeated the Oarliats com manded by Dorregarry. 1 he official report of the late engagement says six republicans were killed and 114 wounded. CLERICAL CARM3T8 CAUGHT. Several priests have been arrested In Madrid on the charge of advocating the cause of Don Carlos. Cltir.cn Preparation for the General Election?Federal Republicanism Gain* lng Strength. Madrid, May 10?Evening. Returns of the voting to-day iu Madrid and the provlnoes for the Electoral Bureaus, as far as re ceived, are lu favor of the federal republicans. English Estimate of the Republican Losses In One of the Recent Battles. London, May 10, 1873. A special despatch from Madrid to the Dally Telegraph estlmatas ^lie number of republicans killod in the light at Navarre between the Spanish troops and the C'arllsts under Dorregarry at 200. The Biscay Army Still In Mattny. Paris, May 10. 1873. A despatch from Bayonne repeats the statement that the Spanish government array in the provlnco of Biscay had not been paid for some time, and that the soldiers are In consequence In a state ol mutiny. Carllit War Committee Report of tht Progress of the Campaign. London, May 10, 1873. The Carllst Committee in this city announce that their latest despatches from Spain state that Don Alfonso is blockading the town of Igualada, iu the province of Barcelona, with 2,600 men; Saballs, with his lorce, Is beiore Manresa, In the same province, and the band under the command of Tristany is at the town of Keus, province ol Tarragona. THE POPE. His Holiness Too 111 to Receive a Deputation ol Devotees. TELEGRAM TO THE NEW YORX HERALD. London, May 10, 1873. A telegram from Rome states that His Holiness the Pope was too 111 to receive a party of pllgrlma from France. ENGLAND. The Bank Bate of Discount Advanced?Fire on Board a Naval Iron-Clad?The Bank of England's Alleged Forgers in Court TELEGRAM TO THE HEW YORK HERALD. London, May 10, 1873. The rate of discount of the Bank or England has advanced one-half per cent, and is now (noon) Ave por cent. FIRE ON BOARD A WAR Snip. Fire was discovered to-dav on the British iron steamship Aglncourt, attached to the Channel squadron. The compartment in which the fire originated was flooded. The extent or the damage has not yet been ascertained. THE BANK OP ENGLAND FORGERIES CASH. George Bldwell, who is charged with committing the frauds on the Bank of England, and Edwio Noyes, his alleged accomplice, were brought up at the Mansion House this afternoon, and after ex amination were again remanded to prison. It is said that Bldwell and Noyes wish to turn Queen's evhtence, or Informers in behalf of the government prosecution. AGRICULTURIST PROSPECTS. The weather In England to-day Is fair and favors* ble to the growing crops. THE WRECK Of THE ATLANTIC. Official Investigation Concerning the Disaster? The Conrt Opened in Liverpool First Testimony. TEIEUAM TO THE NEW YORK HERALD. London, May 10, 1873. The official inquiry Into the loss oi the steamship Atlantic was opened to-day at Liverpool. The Investigation was mainly into the alleged Insufficiency of provisions and coal. Mr. Ismay, of Ismay, Imrle A Co., the agents ol the White Star line, testified that the Atlantic had on board, when she left Liverpool, 933 tons of coal and provisions for a voyage of thirty-two days. In dependently of the cabin stores. He further testified that she had undergone all the necessary surveys regarding equipment and stores previous to her departure. GERMANY. Popnlar Canvass of th9 Imperial Representation at Paris. TELEGRAM TO THE HEW YORX HERALD. Berlin. May 10,1878. A report which was just recently circulated to the effect that General Manteuffel would be ap pointed German Ambassador at Parts after the evacuation of French torrltory, Is denied. AUSTRIA. The Bankers and Government Believe the Money Crisis. TELEGRAM TO THE NEW YORK HERALD. Vienna. May 10,1873. Several prominent bankers of this city have sub scribed 12,000,000 florins to ease the stock market, and the Austrian Minister of Finance, by an ar rangement with the National Bank, has increased the sum to 20,000,000 florins. AUSTRO-HUN GABY. English Princes Preparing to Visit the A??ifnt Capital. TELEGRAM TO THE HEW YORX HERALD. Viswica, May 10,1878. The departure of the Prince of Wales for Peatta has been postponed until to-morrow, when he will leave for that city, accompanied bv his brother* PrUoe Arthur.