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BROADWAY AND ANN STREET. JAMES GORDON BENNETT, PROPRIETOR. Volume XXXVIII No. 145 AMUSEMENTS TO-MORROW EVENING. OLYMPIC THEATRE, Broadway, between Houston and Bleeder streets.?Udmptt Duiinr. WALLACE'S THEATRE, Broadway and Thirteenth street.?Ouu Amkbicam Cousin. booth'S THEATRE. Tweuty-tfcird street, corner Sixth ?venue ?AMr Rorsabt NEW FIFTH AVENUE THEATRE, 728 and 730 Broad way.?Madblsin Mourn. bowery THEATRE, Bowery.?Bahsooemso?The Bor Bpiiiui. THEATRE COMIQUE, No. *514 Broadway.-The Two Buxz abds?IilTTl.K jack SnKPI-ABD, AO. GRAND OPERA HOLSE, Twenty-third et and Eighth av -M(>KTK (JBISTO. WOOD'S MUSEUM. Broadway, corner Thirtieth St.? Captain Jack. Afternoon anil evening. NIBIiO'S garden, Broadway, between Prince and Houatonsts.?Asbakl; or, T?e Mauio Charm. union square THEATRE. Union square, near Broadway.?without a Heart, ATHENEUM, 565 Broadway.?Gband Vaiuktt Enthr. TAIMBBHT. MRS. P. B. conway'S brooklyn THEATRE.? Divorcb. CENTRAL park garden?Somber Nights' Com cebti. TERRACE GARDEN THEATRE, 88th at, between Lex tngton and 3d uvs.?Operetta and Light Comkdt. TONY PASTOR'S OPERA house. No. 201 Bowery.? VARIETY entertainment. BRYANT'S opera HOUSE, Twenty-third St., corncr Mb av.?Negro Minstrklst, Ac. 8c?roB^SDIAOTt;8KCM OF ANAT0My' 418 Broadway. QUADRUPLE SHEET New York, Sunday, May 45, 1873. THE NEWS OP YESTEEDAY. To-Day's Contents of the Herald. "THE VRENCH CRISIS! THE RESIGNATION OF PRESIDENT THIERS" ? EDITORIAL LEADER?Eighth Pack. PRESIDENT THIERS DEFEATED IN THE FRENCH ASSEMBLY t WARM RECEPTION BY THE "LEFT!" A LEGISLATIVE VICTORY FOR THE OPPOSITION! RESIGNATION OF THE PRESIDENT! MACMAHON ACCEPTS THE EXECUTIVE! INTENSE AGITATION IN FRANCE?Ninth Page. INVASION AND COUNTER-INVASION! HOW MC KENZIE FOUGHT THE MEXICANS AND INDIANS ON THEIR OWN TERRITORY! A DARING SOLDIER'S WARRANT FOR ACTION! OFFICIAL RETICENCE ON THE MATTER? Ninth Page. C A RUST DENIALS OF THE BUTCHERY OF PRISONERS! THE REPUBLICAN LEVY EN MASSE I ATTEMPT TO ASSASSINATE DON ALFONSO?Ninth Page. 4 PAPAL ANATHEMA AGAINST THE ITALIAN CABINET AND LEGISLATORS?IMPORTANT CABLE AND GENERAL TELEGRAMS?Ninth Page. TROUBLED ARKANSAS! ANOTHER FACTION COMBINING AGAINST GOVERNOR BAXTER! McCLURE'S DESPERATE ALTERNATIVE ninth Page. THE SUFFERER AT THE VATICAN! IMPROVE MENT IN THE POPS* HEALTH! SUNNY ' WEATHER AND CATHOLIC GRATULATION! BENEFITS FROM A SANCTIFIED STOCKING! THE RELATIONS BETWEEN THE POPE AND THE ITALIAN RULER?Seventh Page. OUR MUNICIPAL RULERS AND THEIR SAL ARIES! THE TERMS OF OFFICE 1 TnE MAYOR'S DUTIES?THE REFORMERS AND RAPID TRANSIT?fifth page. GEORGE W. MATSELL! VIEWS OF THE NEW POLICE SUPERINTENDENT! VIGOROUS ACTION AGAINST THE ?DANGEROUS CLASSES" GIVEN A PROMINENT PLACE ON THE PROGRAMME-fifth Page. DEPARTING FOR EUROPE! DELIGHTFUL AN TICIPATIONS! THE ADVANTAGES OF THESE FASHIONABLE TOURS?THE TRAINS AND OTHER LITIGATIONS? Twelfth Page. SPECIAL NEWS FROM THE CAPITAL, CITIES OF THE STATE AND NATION?THE EXCISE BUREAU?Fifth Page. THE INDIAN TROJJBLES?NEWS FROM BRAZIL AND COLOMBIA?Ninth Page. HELP FOR CUBA?INTERESTING BASE BALL CONTESTS-MARINE NEWS?Twelfth Page. WHERE CHRISTIAN DOCTRINES WILL BE DIS PENSED TO-DAY! TOE VIEWS OF CORRE SPONDENTS! THE STRANGE RELIGIOUS PHENOMENON IN CALIFORNIA! THE ST. MALACHY PREDICTIONS! GENERAL RE LIGIOUS G&EANJNGS?Sixth Page. EXIT ANNIVERSARIES! THE FADING GLORIES OF THE ORKAT MAY GATHERINGS! THE REASONS! WHAT HAS BECOME OF THE VARIOUS SOCIETIES t?SIXTH Page. THE CARPENTERS' EIGHT-HOUR DILEMMA REAL ESTATE SALES AND RUMORS? ANOTHER QUEER VERDICT BY A CORO NER'S JURY?SYNAGOGUE SERVICES? Seven? Page. BUSINESS IN THE FINANCIAL EXCHANGES I GOLD, STOCKS AND COTTON ! THE BANKS' REPORT?Seventh Page. NEW YORK CITY ITEMS?Tenth Page. Wall Street. ?The transactions on' Change during the last six days may be summed np in as many Hues. The stock market has been insufferably dull. Gold has become strong, under the manipulation of a few operators, and there is a feverish impression that some how the peace of mind prevailing in the "street" is to be disturbed by influences that may develop themselves within the next ten dayB. Meanwhile money is easy and abun dant, and government securities are appre ciating in value, and are being asked for, at home and abroad, to a degree that makes the present supply fall short of the actual demand for the purposes of investment and trade. The Religious Max Meetings.? In another place in the Hebald of this morning will be found an interesting and instructive rtsumi of the various religious conventions or confer ences which, according to long-established custom, have been held throughout the coun try in this rather unpleasant month of May. Year after year, since the cloee of the war, the anniversaries have been declining in in* terest; and this year, it must be admitted, they have been singularly dulL We refer our readers to the brief but exhaustive review to be found elsewhere in our columns. It reveals the actual situation of tb<^ various religious bodies, and the retttfer will find it neither uninteresting nor unprofitable. Cbask or a Cobneb in Lumber?The nine million crash of the lumber combination at Troy. The Wooden Horse has thus again be-. %?yed the Trojan* The French Crl?l??The Resignation of President Thler*. Another and most serious crisis has been reached in the affairs of Franoe. Yesterday the d?l>ate which was commenced on Friday on the interpellation Was resumed. The Hall of Assembly was crowded to * excess. Excitement stood on tiptoe when President Thiers mounted the tribune, and when he gare emphasis to the remark of his Minia^y on the previous day that the time had come to make an end of the provisional government and definitively to proclaim the Bepublic, the cheers from the Left were deafening, but the Bight was silent After the President's speech the Assembly adjourned until two o'clock. At two o'clock the Deputies reassem bled, when an able and energetic speech was made by M. Gasimir-Perier, the Minister of the Interior. M. Perier, of course, justified not only the recent appointments but the gen eral policy of the government. At the close of the speech a vote was taken, when 362 against 348 voted down the simple order of the day, which had been proposed by a member of the Left and supported by the government. This, however, did not end the fight A motion was made by a member of the Bight to the effoct that the presont form of govern ment was not under discussion, and regretting that the reconstruction of the Ministry did not afford conservative guarantees. This motion was adopted by a vote of 360 against 344. On the announcement of the result it was proposed that there should be a night session. Minister Dufaure declared that France would not be leti without a government. There wets a Republic and there was a President; and the Ministers would be responsible for the maintenance of order. The Eight demanded that as the crisis was serious the government should promptly decide. A night session was ulti mately agreed upon. At eight o'clock the members reassembled. * Dufaure announced that the Ministers had tendered their resigna tions to the President, and that they had been formally accepted. He then handed to M. Buffot a message from President Thiers. In this message, which was read amid the profoundest excitement, President Thiers formally tendered his resig nation, sending back to the Assembly the high functions with which he had been en trusted. General Changarnier and the Duke de Broglie moved that the Assembly immediately appoint a successor. Amid the wildest uproar it was moved by the Left that the resignation of the President be not accepted. This motion was rejected by a vote of 308 to 339. I The resignation was then formally accepted. After motions had been made by the Left and the Right?the one for delay and the other for immediate action, the As sembly proceeded to vote for a successor to President Thiers, when 390 voted for Marshal MacMahon, the members of the Left not taking any part in the vote. So for the present the ? matter stands. President Thiers has aban doned his post and the high position has been tendered to the late Napoleon's leading gen eral. What is to be the result of this change no man can tell. It is impossible to refuse to admit that in a fair fight the monarchical and conservative Right have won the day. Oti no | former occasion since the establishment of the present government has the attendance of j members been so large. All that could be done was done by all the factions to have in the House a full representation, and the figures show that some seven hundred voted. It was a test of strength in the Assem bly. President Thiers a^d his Ministers are responsible for bringing about the crisis. The reccnt ministerial appointments conveyed a challenge to the Right If there had been doubt that a challenge was in tended that doubt was removed by the lan guage of M. Dufaure on Friday and by the repetition of the same language by Presi dent Thiers yesterday, that the time had come to make an end of the provisional government and to doclare the Republic. The Ministerial appointments provoked the Right and gave birth to the interpellation. The speeches of Minister Dufaure and of President Thiers put the Right and the Left equally on their mettle. The voting brought out the full strength of the Assembly, and the result proves that the Right had more correctly measured its strength than the Left, and that its leaders had canvassed the situation more thoroughly than President Thiers or his advisers. So far as we know the facts it must be admitted that the battle has been fairly fought and honestly won. Presi dent Thiers, in forcing this conflict, has not shown his wonted caution, and in his resigna tion he has been wanting, we think, in his usual skill. In present circumstances the resignation of President Thiers must, in our judgment, be regarded as a public calamity?a calamity to France and a calamity to the world at large. It is difficult to see how his place can bo filled. In the interests of the Ro publio his presence at the bead of affairs must be regarded as a necessity, and gratitude as well as interest ought to have made the Frcnch people patiently submissive to his ruje^ Whpt has he not done for France ? After a defeat, which is without parallel in tho history of the nation, he was called to power. He found his country in wrcck and rain, the invader upon her soil, her com merce dead, her internal trade rained, her in dustry paralyzed, and an indemnity to pay sufficient to daunt the bravest spirits and to render recovery next to impossible. For more thaq tw9 years he has managed to keep the factions at bay; and during that time he has not only revived commerce, given an impetus to trade and restored France to her self, but brought the nation nearer to the blessings of the Republic than she had ever been brought before. His retirement, what ever may follow, must be regarded as a serious blow to the Republic. In the circumstances MacMahon is, perhaps, the only man fitted to rule. It is possible that he may refuse to accept tho situation. If he should accopt the responsibilities of the situation France will onoe more find herself at the mercy of a military dictator. How often will the French people fling away their liberties and their hopes ? Rubinateln'a Farewell. On Thursday night the Amerioan public heard for the last time an artist whose geniuB has not only shed a lustre on musical art in this country, but has proved a lasting benefit. The results of the visit of Rubinstein to America may not yet be wholly apparent outside this city; but here they already show t themselves. He came to teach us that the piano knay be used for higher and nobler purposes f.hnn filtering out grotesque variations on operatic airs or tum-tumming the irrepressible polka and waltz. We have had apostles of this kind be fore, and we have earnest workers in the same field among us; but lessons caught from the fingers of genius were necessary to rebuke the sordid, inartistic, grovelling spirit of the music publisher; the flippant nonsense of the idol of the salonf the "Maiden's Prayer" aspi rations of chattering belles and the widespread contagion of Offenbach and "Tommy Dodd." In vain did our local artists endeavor to stem the tide of corruption in music. The strong mind of Rubinstein was necessary to open the eyes of the public to the ocean of trash that was known under the title of "popular music." His mission, which closed Thursday night, lasted eight months ; but the memory of his wonderful powers as a virtuoso will not be eradicated for years, a During these eight months Rubinstein has 1wen the principal attraction at two hundred and fifteen con-1 certs, and in no case has he departed from his high standard of classical music. When the "lion pianist" was find announced many wiseacres shook their heads and whispered the most dismal forebodings. According to their Jeremiades'America was not sufficiently schooled in high art to appre ciate such a pianist?the rapid octaves and brilliant polkas of a Sanderson or the languid style and "stunning trousers" of a Wehli were better calculated to enlist the sympathy of our public, and the Rubinstein season must end in financial ruin. Mark the result. The aggreRate receipts for the season reach the un precedented figure of one-third of a million dollars, of which New York may claim the honor, for the filly concerts given here, of contributing one hundred and fifty thousand dollars. This is a significant proof of the reverence in which music is held in this coun try and of the certainty of success which should inspire every manager who engages the best representatives of the divine art. Not a taint of sensationalism can be found in this extraordinary season. The great pianist has never descended from his pedestal as an exponent of classical music. One remarkable circumstance connected with this engagement may be mentioned here. Boston, filled with the recollections of the Panjandrum, at flrat turned up her Athenian nose at the artist, while New York extended to him from the beginning a cordial welcome, and, at the end, a reluctant farewell. It will be long before the king of instruments in this country will find such a Titan to unloose its thunders, such an Ariel to press with almost noiseless step its ivory keyboard, or such an Anacreon to sing its love idyls and heart songs. The (few Local Option Prohibition Bill. Governor Dix, by refusing to sign the act empowering the people in each town to decide for- itself by vote whether the sale of intoxicat ing beverages should or should not be licensed, put the advocates of the measure upon their mettle. He objected to the clause which in cluded fermented with spirituous liquors. They have, therefore, introduced in the As sembly a bill conforming to that view, under which any town may allow the sale of the milder stimulants and still fully prohibit the traffic in distilled spirits. This new bill has already been rushed through the preliminary stages and is ordered to a third reading in the House, with the apparent certainty of passing when it is next reached. No effective opposi tion is anticipated in the Senate, and, the Governor having intimated in advance his favorable opinion, it is pretty sure to become a law. In effect we shall have localities regu late the liquor trade by the ballot. In some towns the business will be forbidden and mnde a misdemeanor, while in the neighboring communities it will be legalized, and license fees will be counted upon as a source of municipal revenue. Many experiments have been tried in this and other States at legislative regula tion of the liquor traffic. Well intentioned innovations, born of sanguine zeal in behalf of public virtue, have failed to cure the diseases of intemperance and pauperism for which they were confidently prescribed. In spite of the most stringent laws the toper has oon trived to get fuddled by contraband spirits, while his wife and babies hav^jound places in the poor bouse. Whether this new nostrum of local option prohibition will, on trial, be found any more satisfactory to the temperance reformers in particular and the people in general, can only be decided after time has tested it. Under its action each town can be as abstemious as its voters may decree, and any who feel its workings to be tyrannical will have no foreign despot to blame for the unpleasant restriction. It is not likely there will cease to be cakes and ale wherever people >pprove of them in consequence of the law. Iffit effects any amelioration in the condition of any portion of community all good citizens will rejoice. If not it will be in order lor rei>eal or amendmoni The Frequency of Saletde?Tlk* CanM of TUi Ore>dfnl Act. At last suicide has become one of the most frequent of the great orimea. Twentv-fiye years ago it was almost as rare in its commis sion as it is unnatural in its wickedness. But now three or four instances of i) are reported every day in the morning journals. Ordinary - murder is not at all so common, nor even is arson or highway robbery or forgery it self. In fact, from having been a comparatively unknown offence it has become more com mon than any of the other leading felonies in the penal calendar of the Courts. In investigating the frequency of this odious crime in our midst we have discovered that more than ten out of eleven of those who perpetrate it are Germans and Americans. Our Irish fellow citizens scarcely ever take their own lives. With this singular and j honorable exception self-murder has its doers j in every position in society and at every period of life. One day it is an old woman of eighty-three, who has hanged herself in her own cellar; on another, it is a young girl of eighteen, who has drowned herself in a river ; then comes the story of a well-to-do mer chant, a man happy, or seemingly so, in his wife and in his boys and girls, who has destroyed his life with a pistol; next the news is of a young man, not yet twenty, who has taken poison ; then, again, the bloody record is of a prosperous farmer, who has put the razor to his throat at midnight in some secret part of his premise* In short, with the remarkable and honorable exception given, the fiend of suicide has his victims at all times of life and in all positions in society in the United States. What is the cause of the act ? It is in no way a mystery. In the majority of instances suicides leave after them written letters or oral testimony that give clear intelligence of their motive for self-destruction, and this motive is the belief that suicide is a lawful act and that it directly leads to the enjoyment of eternal happiness with God the Creator. In but a very few instances have we found the convic tion that the act of self-murder was wrong ; in all cases we have found the presumption that the deed certainly and directly leads to Para dise. Is it a correct presumption V Do sui cides take the shortest road to Elysium? That is the question. Now how can the act of a suicide lead am immortal soul to heaven ? Does perjury do it? Does robbery do it ? Does forgery do it ? Dops arson do it? Does blasphemy do it? Does libertinage do it ? Does ordinary mur der do it? It is clear that none of these crimes lead to heaven, for if they are crimes how can they lead to heaven ? It is impos sible. But none of these acts iB so heinous as suicide. It is said that a man's life is his own, and, therefore, that he has a right to destroy it like any other kind of property ho pos sesses; and, consequently, the act being thus lawful, leads to heaven. But it is false that man owns his own life. His life is not given to him by himself; it is not conserved in its existence by himself; and the natural law of right and wrong tells every man that suicide is a crime which is as wicked against divine justice as it is abhorrent to the human family. Suioide, therefore, must be a crime. Nay, it must be of necessity a crime of the worst degree. For, as life is the highest good, so the wanton destruction of it is, of logical and moral necessity, the most wicked of acts. But how can the most wicked of acts lead to heaven ? If the most wicked of acts leads to heaven, heaven can be nothing but a place of wickedness. That is natural common sense. Nor is this all. For what is life given? It is given, says religion, for the fulfilment on earth of the divine justice, so as to merit heaven. Death is a visible proof of the responsibility of man to his Creator. But, if the end for which life is conferred is to merit heaven how can the act of the destruc tion of life lead to heaven? It is clearly out fit all possibility that it should do So. It will be said that God is infinitely merciful. So He is, for He is an infinite being?the Creator, the Eternal Father, the source of all good. But how can God be merciful to suicides ? Is His justice eternal? It must be that, or He has no jus tice at all; for ta give an eternal God justice whicn is not eternal is absurd. The Creator must be allowed to be consistent with Himself ' in His eternal nature. Bnt suicide is the most wicked act a man can do, Therefore it has against it the absolute, eternal justioe? that is, it is under eternal condemnation, which means that there can be no pardon for it. Therefore there can be no mercy' for it We are not here curtailing the power, the mercy of the Creator. The Creator Himself, by His natural law, which He has implanted in every human soul, and by His Christ, declares and has always declared that His nature has an infinitely perfect consistency in it in all its attributes ; that self-murder is the worst of deeds, and that there can be no mercy for it. Every crime can be re pented for but one?suicide. When a man kills himself he has terminated his power to repent, to do reparation to the Almighty, and the consequences must be taken. And let not the tongue of blasphemy break out in ribald language against God for His eternal justice, for there is no injustice in Him, no imper fection, but He is infinitely perfect in all good, and this He coutd not be if self-murder were a pardonable deed. Apart from its religious terrors, what act, in a mere human sense, can be more dastardly than suicide? There is none. The dogs, the pigs, the crawling reptiles, the skunks, the lowest animals do not destroy themselves; they protect their lives to the last. The man who commits suicide slays all that is noble in his nature ; aud this has always been the con viction of society. All shudder with horror, inflamed with disgust, at the corpse of a self murderer. There was a time when those who > took their own lives were buried, not in the ttflftBl hnman resting place of a ceme tery consecrated by religion, but in some road side ditch, deep and vile and everlasting in the general abomination. And, in some regions, fchta lofty and fearful reprobation of the most cowardly of crimes is" 3ti.ll faithftilly observed. Certainly life is offcn ffcU of adversity. That is the natural, the providential order of things. M*n is a fallen, a peccable, a mortal creaturc. A life on earth free of all adverdlty, of all an guish, of all sorrow, of all distress, fot a ' being is beyond the capacity of the eartltto bestow. Trouble, then, is a certain and a com mon lot It is a universal condition. But as that is the most noble and elevated life which meets all the afflictions attendant on it with an unbroken spirit, so are they the most oowardly and despicable wretches who destroy them selves sooner than withstand the inevitable vicissitudes of their race. There can be no doubt that the pulpit is exceedingly lax in thin most important matter, ttT&ppe&rs to be certain that suicide would ' not be so dreadfully common as it is if the olergy did their part in showing that it is an act by whioh the human soul is surely lost for ever. We admit that it is unpleasant for a minister, a rich merchant or a broker of whose congregation h?m ?yin himself, to speak out aooording to his inward heart that the suioide's soul is condemned. But minis ters never have the law on their ?ide for hold ing back the wholesome truth, however harshly it may sound on the ears of their flocks. In the meantime it is better late than never. The oowardly wickedness of suioide is increasing. The clergy can put a barrier before it by in dignantly refusing to deliver eulogies over the biers of self-murderers, and by showing ex plicitly on all beooming occasions that, by the natural and the revealed law, suioide, ?ar from conducting the wretches who perpetrate this enormous crime to heaven, justly and naturally and inevitably buries them forever in the place of eternal weeping. It is, as suredly, a frightful thing that there are three or four acts of self-destruction to announce every morning?chiefly Germans and Ameri cans. Let the ministers do their duty. Quzbn Victoria's Annivebsaby.?Yesterday being the fifty-fourth anniversary of Queen Victoria's birthday, the British ships in our harbor, and the German, too, in honor of the oocasion, were gayly dressed in flags and ensigns, and made a fine display. It was a merry' day in England. A Satisfactory Explanation.?It is reported from Washington that the late successful pur suit by General McKenzie of a thieving band of Kickapoos from Texas into Mexico was by authority of the Seoretary of War. If so we have a satisfactory explanation of the Secre tary's late reconnoissance of the Texas border. PERSONAL INTELLIGENCE. Prince Adalbert, of Prussia, Is In England. George Macdonald sailed for Uome yesterday. General Sherman arrived In St. Louis yesterday. Rev. J. L. Miller, of Philadelphia, is at the Fifth Avenue Hotel. Moses H. Grlnneli Is In Paris. He will shortly start for home. Louis Napoleon's villa at Vichy was sold at auc tion on the 3d Inst. Congressman L. P. Poland, of Vermont, is stay ing at the Grand Central IloteL The Serman Minister, Herr Schlozer, was a pas senger on the Donau yesterday. Commodore James E. Carter, of Portland, Me., Is among the late arrivals at the Westminster Hotel. Colonel Beverley Kennow has had the order of the Medjtdl conferred upon him for his skill in artillery working. General Sherman's order to the army on the murder of General Canby, the London Globe thinks, was very "tall writing." Congressman Alexander Mitchell, or Milwaukee, says a despatch from that city, did not accept his "back pay," but sent It back to the Treasury. General Thomas G. Rhett, formerly General Joe Johnston's Cnlef of Staff, but now In the service of the Khedive of Egypt, Is la Paris on sick leave. General Walter H. JenUer has returned to Egypt after his visit to his home in Baltimore, and has again taken command of the Khedive's cavalry. Mr. J. Singer, formerly of this city, has taken up his residence at Uldway, Paignton, near Torquay, England. Be Is erec^ng a mansion there to cost ?20,000. Dr. Edward W. Warren, late professor in the Medical University of Maryland, has become "Staff Surgeon" in the army of the Khedive, and also practices his profession in Cairo. President Thiers has just bought a portrait of Cromwell by Cuyp, at the sale of the collection of Count d'Espagna<\ (97 $1,100. Can it be possible he means to make a1; tea Oliver his modelt -The dowry of the Archduchess Gisela amounts to 130,000 florins a year, and will be paid out of the Emperor's civil llBt. Her consort, the Prince Leopold, has an Income of only 16,000 florins a year. General R. E. Colstone, formerly in the rebel army, has arrived at Cairo, Egypt, to assume the duties of a professor In the polytechnic school there. He will also hold the rank of colonel in the Egyptian Army. General Colstone was for two years with Stonewall Jackson In the faculty of the Virginia Military Institute. The Baron de Chamerolles, in 1827, bought a life ticket for the Gymnase Theatre for $200. He has been a very constant attendant during the intervening forty-five years. In ihe early part of last January he was unable to obtain a seat, all the places being occupied. He bronght suit for dam ages, but has been nen-sulted, the Court holding the management not bound to reserve a seat for their old but not very profitable customer. The count de Waldeck, at the age of 107, has been appointed the director of a theatre being bnllt at Paris. The Count's has been a long and busy life. He still considers himself a young man, and he may excel those almost Methuselahs, Old Parr and Old Jenkins. De Waldeck was born March 17,1768, In Prague, but he has been a natur alized Frenchman ror almost eighty years. He has been a soldier and a traveller, and he is now a painter. A00IDEHT TO THE REV. HENRY WARD BEECHER. The Rev. Henry Ward Beecher narrowly escaped hurt yesterday afternoon. He was riding in his open carriage, on his way to the Fulton ferry, and had reached the corner of Beekman and Nassau streets, when the vehicle collided with a heavy truck. The hind axletree and one of the wheels of the carrlufe were broken, and it fell over on Its side, Mr. Beecher being thrown to the pavement. He was assisted to rise by witnesses of the acci dent, and, having announced that he was unhurt, started afoot for home. MILITARY COURT MARTIAL, Washington, May 24, 1873. By direction ef the President a General Ceurt Martial is appointed to meet at Ringgold Barracks, Texas, June 6, for the trial or First Lieutenant Charles T. Davis, Tenth in ran try; First Lieutenant Henry F. Leggett, Twenty-fourth Infantry, and such other prisoners as may be ordered betore It. The fallowing is the detail or the Court:?Colonel Edward Hatch, Ninth cavalry: Colonel Doubledav, Twenty-lourih infantry; Major Wade, Ninth cavalry; Captain Corbin, Twenty-fourth Infantry; Captain Gilmore, Twenty-fourth Infantry: Captain Hogen, Ninth cavalry; Captain Humfreviile, Ninth cavalry; Captain John W. Clouae, Twenty-fourth infantry, Judge Advocate of the Court. NAVAL INTELLIGENCE. A special letter to the Hrrald from Panama, under date of May 1ft, supplies the following inl telllgence: -1 he United States ship Tuscarora, now in harbor, is to leave for San Francisco on the 17th. Raval Order*. Washington, May 24, 187?. Detached?Lieutenant Commander William R. Bridgetnan, rrom the Constellation, and placed on watting orders; Lien tenant George A. Ba*dy._fTotn tne Michigan, and ordered to the Saranac; Enh!gn T. P. Comiey, from the receiving ship Potomac, and ordered to the Juniata; Chaplain John B. Van Meter, from the Naval Academy, and ordered to hold nlittaWrinTffiaiB^WMjrtrviM- h a First Lieutenant C. L. Booper has been detacnea from the revenue steamer Hamilton, H WllmlIng ton, Del., and ordered to ^ Ma Jen trott. p/rst- Lieutenant L. O. Shenherd OAS Men ordered to (be Hamilton. OBITUARY. JsmM W. WalUek. Mr. James Vv. Wallack, the well known actor, died yesterday morning on the ears while return ing Irom Aiken, 8. 0., to this city. His death oo cnrred before the train reached Kichmoud, and hia remains will arrive In Washington this morning. Mr. Lester Wallack, his cousin, and other frtgpdB of the deceased actor have gone te Washington lo convey the body to the oitj. About a year ago Mr. Wallack was seized with a pulmonary complaint, and the disease asserted it self so rapidly that when he went to Aiken for bis health, about two monfhs ago, one lung was already gone. He apparently improved toy his resi dence in the South and , thought himself strong enough to return io the Astor House, in this city, where he lived for manjr years, but died on the way, as we have already stated. Mr. Wallack was the son of the late Henry Wallack and a nephew of the distinguished actor James William Wallack. Mr. ^Wallagjc _m?do his first appearance at the National Theatre at the corner of Leonard and Church streets, which was under the management of his uncle. He subsequently appeared at the Bowery theatre under his father's management, and was for many years attached to the Old Broadway Theatre. He also played in England and Austra lia, his most remarkable performances being In "Werner" and the "Iron Mask." His performances in later years may be briefly told. In imu mi. J. W. Wallack iormed a combination with E. L. Davenport, and they travelled together through the country as stars, under the management of Harry Palmer. This combination, while being a sucoese artistically, did not sueceed-'pecuniarily, ana botk actors returned to Wallack'sin 1MT and opened in "Oliver Twist," Mr. Wallack playing his great ohar actcr of Fagin the Jew, Mr. Davenport as Bill Svkes and Miss Rose Eytinge as Nancy. Mr. Wallack continued '? to play at this theatre for some time, making the greatest hit ia the character of Henry Dunbar, which drew large houses for many nights. In the Fall of 1MB Mr. Wallack was engaged to play at the Globe Theatre in Boston, to support Mr. Fechter. Here, in (he Spring of 1870, the well known* dispute occurred between these two actors, Mr. Fechter casting Mr. Wallack for a part he would not play. It ended by Mr. Fechter withdrawing from the theatre alto gether, and Mr. Wallack became the manager for Mr. Arthur Cheney. Here he continued for some time, returning to New York in 1872, and opening at Booth's last September In- the play of "The Bel*C taking the character of Matthias. While here he was paid a salary of $500 per week. After playing "The Bells" for two months Mr. Wallack supported Miss Nellson, the English actress, playing first Mercutlo, In "Komee and Juliet," and Jaques, in "As You Like It," giving both characters with great suocess. subse quently, to fill up a week leit vacant by the failure of John Brougham's drama, "The Lily of France," Mr. Wallack played "Henry Dunbar," In which be had formerly had such success at Wallaok's Theatre for seven nights. This was his last appearance in New York. He has since been playing several engagements In provincial cities, and had been superintending some changes in his beautiful residence at Long Branch, where, as usual, he was to spend the Sum mer, when he died. Mr. Wallack was about sixty rears of age, and even in the lust year of his life an apparently robust man. The Remains of Mr. Wallack. Richmond, Va., May 24,1873. The remains of the late Jamea W. Wallack, the actor, were not Bent North to-night, but will b? forwarded to-morrow afternoon. Albert 1m Baker. Albert T* Baker, an eminent lawyer and mncb esteemed Judge of the New York State Bar, died at Buffalo on the 22d instant. He was born in Moreau, Saratoga county, N. Y., December 8, 1815. Hie parents removed, while he waa a mere lad, ta Fort Ann, Washington connty, in this State, and his boyhood waa passed in that village. There, at the age of seventeen, he began reading law. When nineteen years old he went to Buffalo and com pleted his legal Btndles and be waa there admitted! to the Bar. In 1838 he returned to Washington county, and remained there until 1847, residing' part of the time at Port Ann and part of the time at Greenwich. In 1839 he'was made Judge of the Court of Common Pleas of Washington county, and he was elected a delegate from that county to the State Constitutional Convention In 1846, defeating for that position Chief Justice Savage. In 1847 ho returned to Buffalo with his family. Th? only offi cial position he has held was that of Alderman In 1852-53, during which years be was chairman of the Committee on Schools. MUBDER IN VIRGINIA A Colored Man Gives HU WIft a "Lick** which Sends Her Into a Canal and Drowns Her?His Arrest and Confession* Richmond, Va., May it, 187a. A mysterious murder figures as one of the ciw incidents to-day. One oi the guests at John Clarke'a colored dance house, corner of Bojd and JClev enth streets, on Wednesday night, waa Mary Holmes, a colored female, of the aga of seventeen. She had sustained wifely relations with Horace Venable, also colored, but had severed the connection. When she attended the ball at Clarke's she dressed in Bloomer costume, and from all accounts enjoyed herself to the fullest extent. When festivity was at its height, Venable, who had been a general laborer at various placea and was then exerting his energies in the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad tunnel* called at Clarke's, and, by specious representa tions, induced Mary Holmes to accompany him in the direction oi their former place of abode. She was not thereafter seen until Friday, when her lifeless body was fished out ot one of the locks con necting the baBln and canal, on the line of wluch she lived. Suspicion as to her being in any such place was first aroused by Venable's inquiries as to her whereabouts at the different station houses, ana his asking permission from the office of the James Ktver and Kanawha Canal Company to draw off the water between locka Nos. 4 and 5. The water being draws off; tbe lockkeeper found the body of Mary Holmes la the mud. At the inquest, held under the auspioea of Coroner Taylor, on the body, which was submit ted to an autopsy, the Jury returned the following verdict That the said Mary Holme* came to her death by drowning on the night of Wednesday, May 21. 1373, 1a one of the lock* connecting tbe biuin and dock, and they are lurther of opinion that the drowning waa at the haiu or handa of persons unknown to them. Upon the finding or the verdict Captain Joho Disney, of the police force, arrested Horace Vena* ble and one Molly Sykes, as principal ant* accessory in the murder of Mary Holme Molly Sykes was a rival of Mary Holn* for, or in, the affections of the dar** Lothario. Sines his incarceration Veir1? has confessed that he induced Mary Holm*' leave the ballroom with him; that his objec to give her a first class beating. That in * ance of it he Initiated a quarrel with her, aa ?" her replying saucily he "giv her a lick. wmc? demonstration landed her In the casal. H<jIlen I101 frightened and ran off. She was drowned" coor8e* Tne "canal" in which Mary tell was a 'aterway, with a depth of sixteen leet, enclosed y. P?rPJ>"* dlcular walls of granite twenty-five fe' J1*?' Hl" conscience troubled him and he pre'P*?" VPC!U_ ries, which will probably result " 1118 being banged. _ WEATHER REF?T. War *partmknt, 1 Office of thk CmniAloNAI' offices, I WA8HlNGTON,*ay 1 A. M. J ProtxibUiif*? For the Middle States ina lower lake region southwesterly and nor,<wester'3r winds, rising barometer, slowly falllrf temperature and gener ally clear weather, possibly an occasional storm on th? middle Atlantic seaboard; in New Bag-., land and Canada barometer, clear weather, slowly failing t?nPerftture and southwesterly to northwesterly winds; for tbe South Atlantic and Guff States ^othwcstbrly and nortwesterly winds, partly cfUdy and clear weather, with, rising jarometer and falling temperature In the former, and increasing eloudinfcu In tne Western Gulf States; lor Nortfwest and upner lakes and southward to T nes<ce and Arkansas falling barometer, rfc>r easterly to southeasterly winds, rising tempera rare, partly and increasingly cloudy weather, wlta occasional rain. _____ The Weather In This Cltjr Trst?r%r, The following record will show the changq* is the temperature for the past twenty-fours in c^a- f parlson with the corresponding day of last ycar, as indicated by the thermometer at HudntU's Pharmacy, Hkrald Building:? 1872. 1873. 1872. lSfo 3 A. M 82 ;>8 3:30 P. M 78 47 8 A. M M 59 8 P. M 71 84 0 A. M Stt 86 0 P. M 70 7H 12 M 74 74 12 P. M #7 7i Average temperatnre yesterday T1X Average temperature for corresponding date last year Average temperature lor corresponding week last year 06 S-T Average temperature for the oast week, 00 M.