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SPAIN'S CIVIL WAR. * .. H. j Au^Abte Letter from a Special Herald Correspondent at Pamplona. THE 8HAM3 OF THE CARLIST INSURRECTION Strong Efforts of Editorial Xmagl nation In Madrid. <UUBGO PUBLICO DE PELOTA!" The Impregnable Fortress of Pampeluna. Laying Bare the Invention! of the Evaporating Monarchists. A Talk with, the Dons at Table d'Hote. SHALL CUBA BE INDEPENDENT ? 1 ) The Herald Correspondent Expounds the LandHanger of the United States. A QUARBEL OVER THE CAPITAL. ' State Bights" Looming Up Under the Federal Republic. Incapacity of" the Spanish General*. 8ANTA CRUZ AGAIN. Fonda Ectiopa, 1 Pampeluna, Navarro, Spain, June 10, 1873. | La neconouista Is a Carllst organ, published dally to Madrid. Its columns teem with Carllst risings and successes. There la a hopeful ring In every detail of news favorable to tiie Carllst cause that to found in them, and, on the other hand, when a mischance compels the editors te speak of a Carllst defeat It happens, most extraordinarily, that readers who might prerer the victory to the republican government feel as if defeat were better than victory. Tonr correspondent, being a lover of fair play and somewhat disposed to favor a weak cause when it is just, felt very great regret and became very much depressed when be read In la Ueoonqutgta, the cabust paper, that Pampeluna, the capital of Navarra, was besieged, and that there was every prospect of its suirender to the Oarlists before many days. It was this news, together with a score of other reports anti-republican, wherein republicanism was said to be on the decline and Carlism on the increase, that depressed me, and I determined at once to go to the hard besieged city, that I might, report its downfall and surrender, and weep in concert with the republicans in America and deplore the death of oar sister republic. Two days ago I arrived at this city and hotel or the above title without having encountered a Ingle carllst, least of all a Carllst army. We were neither challenged aor baited, and the train ran Into the depot as though It was an every day occurrence?as, Indeed, it turned out to be. A lew military vedettes had been, however, cautiously posted on the more commanding positions in the neighborhood of the great viaduct at Noain (nine nlles from Pampeluna), which oonveys water to this elty, and this was all the sign of probable danger r of Internecine war I saw en route. THK STATION OP PAMPKLITNA presents precisely the same appearance as other railway stations In Spain, in France or in America. Tbe same shouts are heard, but In different languages, and different costumes meet the eye. The passengers are informed by stcntorlan-lnnged representatives of the varions hotels what nice quarters and neb viands await them if they will nly condescend to patronize their employers. All Mew Yorkers who have been to Chicago will recollect the scene but too well. Alter choosing the showiest coach and the most civil driver we Bet off at a gallop from tbe station. PAXPELCNA. My eyes, when not employed regarding the wild little rip, with a red cap, who was specially hired to whip our horses, took hasty views of the Arm and formidable-looking fortress, which grew momently more formidable, and loomed up unpregnatuy vast. ir your readers will Imagine Fortress Monroe placed on the summit fa bill 200 feet or so above tbe green-gray water of Hampton Roads, and Imagine tbat tbe walls of tbe fortress are some thirty feet higher than they are, and that from within tbe walls rise irregular Mocks of antique houses, iflth Jiere and there an antique church tower, and tbat they themselves are In a coach drawn by three horses, galloping ftarlously np a white road sloping from the sea op 10 the fortress situated as described above, they may know very well what Pampeinna Is without going to the expense of coming here or undergoing the trouble of having their baggage examined half a dozen times. Apropos of this, I have often thought that the Uirald was established to give suoh accurate description or and information about every event and place, and that only those people who do not 11BAD rax HXRALP, over think it worth their while to come to Europe ftnd see things (or themselves, and 1 am almost positive that the only reason why Americans do not come to Spain is because they are perfectly satisfied with tbe excellent descriptions they get from the Bxralo of things, matters and places in Spain. Our coach drove slowly over the drawbridge. Tbe sentinels were on guard thickly close by. Another hand gallop along a beautiful aiameda within tbe fortress, and the coach halted berore tbe door of Fonda, or Hotel Europe. Your correspondent bad not seen the Carlist army. Yet La mmxmtfltlMa informed us all at Madrid that Pampeinna was besieged! It you published any such nonsense in your columns please let it be known tbat it was Renter who furnished the news, and not a Hkbald correspondent. HUNTING DP TUB 8TX0B. After despatching a little breakfast I sauntered oat to hunt up news of besieging Carllsts, insubordinate soldiers, traitorous officers, hostile cliques and rebellious factions, but 1 bad not gone far before I came to the aiameda, and stood near a high dead wall, built up of well cnt freestone, with a veil flagged pavement in front of It. On this dead wall were painted, in large characters, "Juego Publico de Pelota," or "Public Playground for Balls." There were animated parties of men and boys at ball-piay even there. Wondering considerably that sncb things should be in a besieged town, I rambled on, and presently came to a large iivuif| urer mo uuvi vi wiuwi were ine SftDIQ worts, ".AMP# FuMieo de PeloUi," and grown op men were passing in and ont. For an entranoe fee of two cuartos, fit a cent, I wu permitted to pus IB, and in a laiye courtyard, aoo feet by eo, or thereabouts, were k'bout twenty men, playing ball. Passing ont araitf I came to another party of men and soldiers who were engaged in bearing (fee bar, and soon after another party playing cricket, another party mafrpg merry over a lot of fi/ f rv?t| ~ wfcvV YDHK mrtaUMa tjtmu, wno ??n anemg m v their very uvea depeaded on MMM| the exerdae vigorously. STHSNOTH 0? THJ 8TTT AMD CrriSBU oomber or neb wmi, together with tbe air of careteaa eaae tad abandon which characterM every nan and boy to Pamaeioaa, caned me fo oonetnde that lnatead of etartng a beattged city I had entered a veritable oaatle of indolenoe, V??I-4V? OA?UUU?UUU VI IrUU TV IUUI VI fcUIO IVf titled city and the massive tad frowning citadel close to It, wliiob contains at present 1,000 soldiers, has Inspired dm wit* the confidence to toil you that U the safety of the Republic of Spain depends upon the preservation of ram pel ana from the Carllsts the Ropoollc of Spain will live forever 5 tor all the Carllsts m the Peninsula massed In the neighborhood, with the ablest generals that Spain eaa master, could never oaptnre Pampeluna. Though Pampeluna's pepmatlon of 22,000 were an Carllsts, 2,000 Spanish soldiers in the citadel could defy the city and 20,000 Carllsts besides, if they possessed no artillery. The city of Pampeluna is commanded by the guns of the citadel, and, at any manifestation of treason by the inhanltants, could bo destroyed m a very short time. At present there are mounted on the wails or the oltadel over fifty great guns, 6,000 shot are stored in the warehouse and over one hundred tons of powder are in the magazine. So that if you hear again of Pampeluna being besieged by Carllsts yon have my permission to treat the statement with the scorn it deserves. ?. Your correspondent came to this city with the Intent to do justice to such a theme of interest as the siege of Pampeluna would be, as you and your readers would admit it would be. and if there was bo niege to accompany a fighting column that really meant business, and vary my letters with details of a well fought battle. In a short time I expect to have that pleasure, being provided with numbers of letters of recommendation from the Minister of the Interior, in the Interim, however, I wish to Interest yon with a few facta, cuba mot to bb spared. At the mesa redonda, or the table d? hot*, this evening there were four officers, one a colonel of cavalry, another a lleatenant colonel of engineers, formerly aide-de-camp to Amadeus, and two others of Inferior grade. I turned the conversation to Cuba, and begged to know what was the reason the Spanish people entertained such a strong objection to Bell Cuba. The lieutenant colonel of engineers flred up Immediately and said:? "Cci homtore l Bell Cuba, never l Yon might as well aak ns to sell Catalonia or Andalusia." "Mo, sefior," I replied, "tlio case is very different. Both Andalusia and Catalonia are integral parts of the Peninsula, but Cuba Is an Island In the American seas far removed from Spain, where there is mnch disorder which you find hard to quell." "Oh I" grunted the officer, "perhaps the United States desire to possess It." "By lair means, very probably," I said. "They would buy It at a proper price 5 but they would never take it by force, because the two countries are at peace with each other." "Well, we will neither sell It, nor will we let you take It by force. I would rather see It In the hands of any other Power?England, France, Germany or ?nnaln II oaM ha ' Then bo much the better for as," I ventured to ay. "Once yon sell It to a foreign Power America will not be bound by tbe ties of bonor and justice to remain longer quiet. Tbe Americana would take it from the Power you sold it to." "Why*" asked the officer. 1 if yon will inform me why America desires tbe island at all I will answer yon," said I. "Obi I suppose you want.Cuba to give liberty to tbe slaves," be replied. "No; Spain will do that Herself shortly. Try again." "1 cannot. Tell me why." "Because It is a military necessity. In tbe bknds of Spain it is not very dangerons, because Spain aad tbe United States are at peace witb eaoh otber: but onco it (alia into tbe bands ol an aggressive Power its possession becomes a matter of vital necessity to our country, and we would be justified in taking it to protect the coast of tbe Gulf of Mexico, for the position of Cuba la sucb that it is tbe key ef tbe Onll of Mexico aa mnch almost as Gibraltar is the key of tbe Mediterranean or Aden and Perlm are tbe keys of tbe Red Sea." "Ah, that la new; but have no rear, we will keep Cuba. We will not part with It until everything la lost." nix other view. "If it depended on me," broke in tbe Colonel of cavalry, "I would sell it to-morrow for what it would bring, because it 18 a question of money witb us to-day in Spain. This country la exactly in tbe same condition aa a man who baa too much ground and too little money to work it properly. It would be wisdom in tbe man to pell a few acrea for ready casta to work tbe remainder of his estate. Spain can well afford to part with Cuba for a sum Urge enough to pay off some of her large debt and to put the country into working order. The revenue of Cuba ia now about $20,000,000. If you were to give us 9200,000.000, tbla aum of money would be equal at six per cent lntereat to $12,000,000. Considered in this light, the sale of Cnba would be bat a fair exchange. Indeed, it wonid be better, because we should get $12,000,000 without any trouble?without being oDllged to keep troops ana support a government there. I wish It were sold with all my heart, for the vast amount of good which would accrue to this country. But," said the Colonel, slowly and deliberately, "It la Impossible to bring It about. The government baa no power to sell It; It would be the ruin of Catatonia, because she could find no market ror the sale of her cloths and prints, wnile now it is lucrative enough for that State, owing to the protective tariff by whlcb other nations are almost prohibited from selling their dry goods to Cuba. Pero que lattlma / (bat what a pity t)? And so say we. And this present Oortet ConstituvenUss will have something to say abont this same question, and tbe wordy passage at arms will not, rest assured, be of tbe most peaceable kind. A QCI9TIOW OF A CAPITAL. Anon the conversation drifted into another topic, which threatened for a time to end with swords or pistols. It started by one of tbo younger officers stating that the Csftalan Deputies were about to ask the Cortes that its sessions should be held at Barcelona Instead of Madrid. This called lbrth from the cavalry Colonel, who was a Sovtllano, a good-natured remark that he hoped the Cortes would be held at Seville, as Seville in former times was the capital of Spain. But our mend, tbe engineer officer, proved himself to be from Arragon by tbe prompt way in which he said:? "On hombret Seville l What is tbere about Be vllle that it should be made capital of Spain f Seville has three thing*, and no more?women, oranges and borsea. Take those away and Seville Is the poorest city in Spam. Now, If you said that Saragoeaa should be the capital you would have spoken sense. What city of Spain can boast of the antiquity of Saragoasar Her plain produce* everything. By all means Saragoasa should be tke capital." "Tut, man; thou art talking nonsense," said the cavalry officer. "One of Sevlllo*8 suburb*?for lnatanee, carmona?would be mora preferable than Saragossa for a capital. Saragoasa can boast of nothing but peaches. By making Seville the capital yau bnt restore the city to its former dignity. Her cathedral la the Snest in Spain; the Alcaaar would be a fit residence for the President of the Republic, and by meana of the nver Guadalquivir you may have communication with any part of tke world. Think of the climate; uunk of the gardens of oraagea, the vlnejarda, the rich soil, the already large population. Make Seville the capital, and Parts would be forgotten. Strangers would oome from all parts of the world to enjoj her luxuries and breatne her airs." "Bab, bah," replied the engineer officer. "Thou knowest nothing, or history. Thoa art a fool, else thon wouldat have remembered that Saragossa la the Attest place fbr the capital of a republic. Prom the very beginning saragoasa has been a republican city, and Arragon a free country. The King of Arragon was never anything bnt a king in name. What saya the Arragoneae proverb ? The King la greater than one, but all are greater than the King.' Our j\uroa (privileges) were those which republicans claim now, and J?y egtabllshing 1; TTHP1 fT W* ~ f f ? ' J , fflBtAtfl, SAltTRDA-f, 31 tie spanlsh Repuvnc yon have Dot given us bacc / ?r ancient privileges. Seville vu always a monarshasal MQr. Whatever jn aee there apeata of Pedro the Orael and the Iaqmaltors. Make Seville the oapitel, republicanism would die a sudden death, and monarchy would be restored." it this Juncture the cavalry officer, his race purple with race, roee from the table aad hastily left the room, from which tns astonished guests sugar* fearful things to come. Surely is not this little episode a microscopic pte wire 01 wuii m*j um rxpnwa 10 iui ptaoe suuiuu the Cortes be Insane enough to broaoh inch a subject u the removal of the capital to another city f Mow for a few words ABOUT TU WAS. At this present time the Oarusts, to the number of 4,000 men, are at Estella, a town of about six thousand inhabitants. They occupy also the village of Marietta and a number of other small plaoee whtoh surround it. Estella, as yon must know. is femonsfor tbe act of treason committed there by Maroto?the Oarilat Arnold?In 1833, who one line morning Invited six of his brother officers to breakfast} and after the meal dismissed them and had them shot. Estella is situated at the base of the Amesffnas mountains, in tbe middle ol a. fertile plain at the confluence of two rivers?tbe Amesgua and tbo Ega. The oaase of the Oarllst visit has been the want of provisions In tbe mountains above the town. When they have obtained a sufficient supply they win retain to thetv strongholds, provided, of coarse, that the oommander-ln-chler. Nouvllas, with his 3,600 men, will not meet them before they make their escape. .B A V' If J? BILBW^^ssebastian / _?TOLOSA < V^ORl/y V ^ ^"V-v y ^ J^MPALOUV HTTRAID / r~ \C0RRESAuKCc?rr] MIRANDA^/ (CARUSTS }0ESTEIAa / LOOaONO^X. I ^URGOd 1 ^ ALFARu^v M mi TUDgLAXty i If you will glance at the above sketch and per* mlt your eyes to rest on that conflgnratlon, shaped very much like a heart, wherein you find the words "Carllsts," and "Kstella," and It yon wtu permit me to tell you that the lines which go to form that configuration? Irom Miranda to Vitorla and Pampeluna, from Pampclana south to Alforo and Tudela, [and from 1 Alffero to Legrona northwest to Miranda, are rail- ; ways, yoa will be struck, I dare say, as I have < Deen, wun ine ieaBiRniy or crusniug, at once ana ( forever, the nest or Carlista contained within those line*. From Tndela to Mlraada by rail la bnt four and a half boon. From Tndela to Pampcluna Is but three 'hours. From Pampeluna to Miranda, by way of Ylttorla, three boors. Or say-that the railway | would make the entire circuit irom Miranda to ( Tudela, thenoe to Fampelana, Vlttoria, back to Miranda, is ten hours, at the rate of twenty-three miles an hour, or in Just six hours by rail, at forty j miles an hour. And within this circuit there are , at the present time 4,000 Carliats under Dorre- , garay, and 1,000 others under minor chicfs, and yet the government of Madrid, with a force of 30,000 ROldtnn, who are oravt ?< i?v?i ? ?, CANNOT CAPTURB TURK. Nouviias, the Ministor of War and Commanderin-Chief, with a body of 3,000 men, is continually following them, but he cannot overtake them; but, instead, is himself overtaken by disgrace and contempt from the impatient republicans of Madrid. Any American schoolboy with the above skeleton sketch of the country before him could plan a short campaign by which every Carlist could be captured in a couple of wteks. Civil engineers have unconsciously constructed railways through which It would be fatal madness in a Carlist general taking refnge within that circuit. Yet the war has been carried on with Spanish vigor for nearly fifteen mouths, and I see as yet no sign of It* termination. TUB CONDB DB MIRA90I.B was in Abyssinia as a military spectator of the plan of operations by which Sir Robert Napier conducted his campaign against Taeodort. When j he returned he wrote an admirable work upon tho : means and modes of warfare which conduced to the success of that English general. If the Spaniards but adopted the mode of signals which the Count saw and learned In Abysalnnla the Carlista could not continue the struggle. If the scene of this present warfare in Spain was more extenaea 1 couia reaauy comprehend why it were not so easy to be terminated; but limited as It U to such a small area of country, bounded by lines or railways that may be traversed in six boors, with 30,000 soldiers at hand, I cannot comprehend why the rebellion might not be throttled at once. It is needless to state that there are Cariists in Catalonia, and some in Arragon and Valencia. There are troops in those provinces to attend to i them. It is in this region of the Amesgnas Moon- 1 tains, environed by lines of railways which contains more than one-half of the Carlist army, that 1 the decisive battle might be fought and 6,000 of the Cariists captured without mnob tronble. Such a 1 blow to the followers or Don Carlos coold have bat I one result?viz., the immediate submission of the ' rest We hat a piece of news yesterday from the camp , of that amiable priest, 8anta Cruz, to the effect that Limaraga nad sworn to shoot Santa Crns at sight. This proves that all la not serene, as it ought to be, in the Carlist ranks. A PHILADELPHIA SAW MILL QQHSPMED. Philadelphia, July 11, 1878. Last night a Ore broke oat in the first story of ( the northern section of Magnlre's saw mill, at the ( southwest corner of Ridge avenue and Master street. Tne building was totally destroyed. The , loss is probably $80,000. The first floor was occu- . pled by Daniel Magulre as a saw and planing mill. The second and third stories ware occnpled by George w. Nailer, manufacturer of cablnetware. Nailer's loss on stock Is probably $18,000. His stock was insured for $8,000. The building was owned by Daniel Magulre, the loss on which will exceed tft.000; covered by an Insurance of $10,000. Magnlre's loss on stock is $5,000. FATAL EB8PLT OP A 8TABBIWQ AFFRAY. Michael Kerwm, late of 831 East Thirty-second street, who was stabbed In the stomach with a knife In the hands of John McManue, early on the morning of the 17th nit., as heretofore published in the Hbbald, died yesterdav afternoon In Belle* 1 vue Hospital, where be had been under treatment since receiving his injuries. Coroner Toung took Kerwln's ante-mortem statement soon after the occurrence, from which It appears that there was no sufficient provocation given for the stab- 1 bins. McManus, wno was arrested at the ttme. is fttlll in rnatndv tnd wa.1t.tno th* r*an11 nf an invao. tlgatton, Deputy Coroner Marsh will make an antopey on um body of deceased to-day at the Morgue. i COMPTROLLER'S RECEIPTS AMD PAY1CEHT8. | Comptroller Green reports the following amount* 1 paid into the city treaaory yesterday t? oouuaoroa or iimuun from nmnina foe atraet opening* and Improvemenu and Intaraat $8,774 ' amain or muim < Prom arrcara of tarn, aaaaaamanu, Croton rants and Intaraat 0,1(19 amuue or witi a aaoiarsa. From Croton water rant and penalties 30.437 acaajtc or cm atmrva. fm market rent* and f**i Ml atoi'i amin uaniL From licenaaa its Tout Comptroller Green paid yesterday Nrtarim or Men. Laborart to Jon* W $6,275 itofTLBTmD* AMD kvrminr. Laborers to Jan* ? HMO MPiiaa to riraa, rror coo**, ?rr Laborer* to Jone 30 S.OB Toui $H,1U9 DXY 12, 1873-VITH SUP 1 - v THE GRANGE PASADE. ?r ?:?as. Bight Orange Lodges to Parade la Begalls To-Day?The Police Bseort and Arrasgemeat?Ro Firearms for the OMeera Judging from present indications the celebration of the capture or Londonderry Is to be observed by me Orangemen to-day without the slightest molestation on the part of the A. O. H. or the St. P. M. A. & The bloody riot of 18T1, which hu left an everlasting blot oo the elty'a fair name, It la to be hoped will not recur to-day. The celebration last year waa very quiet and peaceable, whicb encourages the bope here expressed, and inspires confidence as to the satisfactory result of to-day's display. Members of tbe Irish socle ties with whom the Hbk ald reporter bas talked on tbe subject declare that there will be no demonstration on the part of tbe members of the societies, and that they have heard nothing (torn the men that would Indicate even an inclination to disturb the peaoe. They all seem to nave accepted tue orange parade as a fixed fact, and do not care to disturb it now. gotwltlistanding the peaceable attitude of tbe b societies, superintendent ifatseil has taken all precautions, and a squad of 1,000 men will be on uand to quell any mob demonstration. The line of march will bo thrsugh Astor place to Broadway, up Broadway to Fonrteentb street, through Union square, passing tho Washington monnmcnt, to Slxteeuth street, through sixteenth street to Irving place, thence through Irving place, Qramercy Park, and Lexington aveuue to Tnlrtyfourth Btreet, through Thlrty-fonrth street to Fifth avenue, down Filth avenue to Fourteenth street, . and thence to Union squafe, whore the parade will be dismissed. It wan the original Intention of the Orangemen to go dowu the Bowery, through Chatham street, to the east entrance of tbe Park; thence through the Park aud up Broadway; but the Polite Commissioners would not agree, and the Orangemen decided to follow the lino published above, which was laid ont for them by tbe police. Last St. Patrick's Day tho same exception was taken to the line of inarch to the Irish societies, bnt tbe societies would not acquiesce, and, finally, tho Superintendent of Police made a compromise with them, the provisions of which they failed to comply with. As they insisted on marching down the Uowcry and Chatham street the Commissioners said they shonld take the sidewalk, so as not to impede tho progress of cars and trucks. This they said they would do, but they didn't, and no effort was made to make the processionints keep the walk. Tho Hoard will rely on its own force to keep the peace, and will make no call for the military unless they discover they are unable to overcome the mob. All tbe off platoons of eaoh precinct In the city, comprising a force 01 about one thousand officers and patrolmen, will rendezvous at Hie Central Office this morning at ten o'clock. One half the force will be detailed as an escort and the other half will be held in reserve at headquarters. At all the police stations adjacent to the line 01 march reserves will be kept. Tho escort will be commanded by inspectors Walling and MoDermott and Inspector Dllks will take chargo of the reserves. Superintendent Matsell will probably be on tho gfound with General Dnryea. Sergeant Westing, In charge of the mounted police, will head the column, which will be composed of the following Orauge lodges:? Prince of Orange Lodge, No. l; Derry walls Lodge, Mo. 2: Chosen Pew Lodge, No. S; Uldcon Lodge, No. 10; Joshua Lodge, no. 11; Union Lodge, No. 18; Washington Purple Star Lodge, No. 30; One-Arm True Blues Lodge, No. 50. Captain Irving, with tho Central pfllce detectives and specials, In citizen*' clothes, from the several stations, will act as bklrmlsbcrs along the line aud arrest any person who makeB the slightest disturb Mice. The proposition to arm the police, which was proposed by General Duryea, was lost, and no persuasion other than the locust will he used in case of a disturbance to-day, unless the military bo sailed out. HEALTH MATTERS. At a meeting of the Board of Health, held yesterflay afternoon, reports were received from the Assistant Health Inspector that the pavements in New Chambers street, oeiween William and Reade; in Bast Twelfth street, between avenue C and the Dry Dock; at 245 East Twenty-firth street, the street in ixont of 442 and 444 First avenue, and outside 223 East Twenty-fifth street, were in a baa condition and dangerous to the public health. In moBt of these places pools or stagnant water had collected and the smells and vapors arising from these colW-.tionn were moat tnjurtoua to the pruple in the neighborhood. A communication wan received from the Department of Docks saving tho dredging ol the dock at tho foot of Thirty-filth street would be executed at once. The Finance Committee were authorized by resolution to cause the printing of 4,ooo copies of the cholera circular in German for distribution. Dr. Jones reported that he visited the Rendering dock, and lotini the company In full operation in violation of the resolution forbidding them to wbrk after the 10th instant. The bnildlng en the corner of Madison avenue and Fifty-third street was reported la a bad and flatiffPrmiu nnnriftlnn Trio following report was received from the counsel and adopted Hum Dkpaktm kwt of tb* Out or New Tor*, ) OrnrB or th* Attornky ahd Vovwsrt., > No. 301 Morr Bsrbst, Nbw York, July U, 1873. ) To Colonel Emmons Clabr, Hern iary, Ao. Sir?Pursuant to the instructions of the Board of Health, conveyed to me by you Julv 9.1878, I have the honor to report upon the paper* submitted my opinion That the existing contract with the New York Rendering Company can be legally terminated In tlie event or the failure oi the (aid company to remove on and alter July 10. 1673, oflal and dead animal* as provided In such contract I asguuic that the contract referred to is that printed in the pamphlet herewith retnraed, at page eleven, purporting to be articles of agreement, dated April 8, 1*05, executed by K. 1. A. Boole, City Inspector, on the onu part, aud the ling Island Itonc Laboratory, by G. A. Goedccker, President. on the other part, lor the collection and removal of otlal, dead horses, Ac., to and Irom the city of New York. The con munication of the said company to the Health Board, dated July 1, lf-73, In reference thereto, is to be construed a* an excuse merely, the validity of which the Board of Health, npon the facts before ft, will judge. No action on the part of the Board Is necessitated thereby. The privilege reserved to the party of the first part In the fifth paragraph of the said agreement is not obligatory upon the city or the Board of Health. 1 am of opinion that the office and duty of providing for the removal ol offal, dead animals, Ac., have devolved upon the Board of Health hy the terma ol the "act to reorganize the localgovernmeot of the eltv of New York." pasted April 30. 18/8, and th<5 acts amendatory thereof The duty of the Insnector ol Street Cleaning is clearly defined in tliis regard In section ?7 of the said act, to be "under any contract now exiting or hereafter made by tba Board ol Health." In asaumlng lta office in providing for this aervice the Board ol Health may exercise its general powers under the acta by which iu authority has been established and mu'Btalue<t. 1 have also to report my opinion npon the steps to bo taken to terminate the aforesaid contract, and hereby recommand. Ftrrt?That upon proper _proof of the non-compliance of the New York Rendering Company with the terms of the taid contract and the order of the Board notioe be given to the said company that the contract la terminated and thai all power ana authority thereby conferred lias cersed. Second?That notioe he also given to the proper departments of the city government of this action. Third?And that the use ot the dock at the toot of Thirty-eighth street. North River, be obtained for the agents jf the Board of Health or the person it shall designate. Pery respectfully. W. B. PREMTICB, Attorney. VUSDESOUB AJFBAJ II BROOKLYN. attempted Wlft Harder and Felonlowa Assault on aa Officer. Last night George Dougherty, a stalwart fellow, returned to his home, at 80 Steuben street, in no Bnvtahle frame of mind, from some canse, and proseeded at once to quarrel with his wife, Margaret, me woman made soma sharp answers, wben Dougherty seized a club and beat her over the beftd with It, Inflicting number of cuts and bruises, finally she escaped from her apartments tnd ran Into the street screaming "Murder:" at the top of her voice. Among others Offloer Klllian, Df tho Fourth precinct, waa attracted by the cries md hastened to bar protection. As he did so bo was met by Dougherty with a formidable knife tnd pistol. He mode an attempt to itab the officer and cnt the hand and Angers of the officer badly. The latter, finding himself cornered, used his club to tbe best of his ability, and toon placed him powerless. When the prisoner reached tbe station house It was round that be bad nome severe wounds on his head, and bis arm was broken. A surgeon *m called and dressed his rounds, alter which he waa locked ap to answer. rSB M0ERI8VILLB (PA.i MYSTERY STILL UISAVELLED. The Morrlsvllle (Pa.) mystery still remains nnraveiled. The Coroner's jury, strange to relate, have not yet taken any aotlon In the matter, and the Coroner's Indifference seems unaccoun table, rhla functionary resides in Bristol, about fourteen mlies from where be empanelled the Jury, and has Dot been to the latter place bat onoe since that time. The remains or the unknown victim were interred on Thursday evening. If the Coroner did Ale duty, and If Mr. Stanley was compelled to appear Defore the Inquest, a satisfactory result might ensue. The longer the circumstances are kept under ;over the more mysterloos the matter becomes, of soorse, and the question la asked, la Stanley alive jr was he the victim ? DEATH OF TWO 10TBD lEWA&IBBft At hla home In Newark late on Thursday night, torn the effecta of a fall, died ex-Street Comnlssloner David McCordy, a well known Irlahimerlcan resident of Newark, who had gained wnstderable local fame by his inventions Tn the ubber business and coating of percussion caps, tfr. McCordy waa born In Derry, Ireland, and woe litv-four years of age. Yesterday, In Newark, also died nr. John F. ffard. one of the widest known medical men of Jew Jersey. The Doctor waa born in BloomOeld, imi was in his Ofty-elghth year. lie waa greatly lejoved by the poor of Newark. rLEMETTft LIGHT AT LAST, i The Goodrich Murder Mys- : tery Solved. 1 CONFESSION OF KATE STODDARD. nPVift Rfnr-a nf n, carded Woman. ASSASSINATION RATHER THAN DESERTION The Causes that Led to the Tragedy. The Murderess la the Midst of the Police for Throe Months?Finally Caught by a Woman?Beeovery of the Murdered Man's Property?The Inquest To Be Continued To-Day. The axiom, "Murder will oat," was nevermore ! fully verified than In the present Instance, when j the DfOHS la-called nuon to chronicle the confession of the woman who took the life of Charles Goodrich, who was found lying cold In death, with three balls through his head, In the basement of Ills residenoe, No. 831 Degraw street, Sooth Brooklyn, on the morning of March 21. Almost four months have elapsed since the crime, which was enveloped In mystery, was perpetrated by unknown hands, and the cuho, which for a few weeks attracted such universal attention, was beginning to failo Irtm the public mind as other helnons crimes I passed In panoramic succession upon the stage of events, when ohance aids the "ends of justice," and the murderfees, "Kate Stoddard," la suddenly brought within the clutches of the law. The veil of secrecy with which the polico authorities havo endeavored to shield their movements has at last been raised, and yesterday tho President of the Board of Commissioners, General Jourdan, requested the members of the press to take down his statement of the mysterious caae. statement of tub president of the board of police. The General gave the subjoined narrative of the police work in the matter and of the finding of the murdered man's efTects in Miss Stoddard's trunk Gentlemen?Since the murder of Charles Goodrich in March last, on Degraw street, near Fiith avenne, the police of Brooklyn have continued steady and unremitting in their search for the perpetrator or the crime. With what result up until within the last few days the pnblio know, with what skill the press has irom time to time decided. Amid discouragements and | disappointments, however, the work has gone j persistently forward, no effort being spared. J j Not only has Brooklyn been searched, but New i York, Philadelphia, Boston, Baltimore, Washington ! j and a countless number of other smaller places, j , which need not now be mentioned. In every dlreo- > ] (ion men and women have been pent out following I , clews that we?e sometimes slight and at others j promising. Many ol the intimations acted upon < promised llttlo, bat, feeling as we did the necessity ' of procuring even the slightest information touching the case, nothing promising anything, at all was neglected. There were times, I am free to say, when the department seemed to be left completely ?u the dark, and there were others when It appeared to be on tho brink of Important discoveries. That we employed secret agents is well known, as is the fact that all police departments are under the necessity of doing that at times. The primary object of our search was tliis woman, Kate Stoddard; but so little was known'about her personally, and so totally ignorant were we of her habits and surroundings, that at tho commencement there was next to nothing to work upon. There were people who bal seen her and others who imagined they bad seen her; but the descriptions obtained were not of a kind always calculated to facilitate capture. Finally, however, we obtained definite information concerning her of descriptive nature, but how vazue even the best Instruction of that natnre is may be Jndged of by the fact that, although I bad been given every feature of her faoc and body a dozen times over, together with the tone of her voice, her peculiarities of wait, Ac., and, in addition to all that, got a photograph, I could not Identify her even in the station house. The photograph obtained was, to be sure, an exceedingly poor one, but we made the most of It, and had duplicates placed in the handB of all the officers engaged in the case. [Here the General exhibited the photograph, which represents Kate as a pleasant-looking blonde of thirty, with moderately full face, sparkling eyes, lightsome expression and buoyant manner.] That photograph indicates a woman in good condition, while Kate Stoddard as arrested was about as thin and emaciated as anybody yon ever saw. In this conueetton let me say tbat I think the press hM been exceedingly nnfair to the police In this matter. They have expected more of us than men could reasonably be expected to perform, and, so far as Kate Stoddard was concerned, we only snoceedcd, after patient search, in finding one person who knew her post UVCIJ j UUk IVI 1UV19 l>mu DIA **?? MlkCfl kug murder that person waa laid up in bed sic*. Until tbe termination of that period, therefore, bar knowledge waa of no service to ns. That person was Miaa Mary Handle?, and Immediately upon ber recovery we employed ber on tbe search. To make a ions story short, however, Kate Stoddard?tbe name she is now generally known by?was met by Miss Handley In tbe atreet on Tuesdsy jast. Miss Handler was going to NeW York and Kate Stoddard was evidently coming from it, wben tbe meeting by accident took place. as soon as she met ber Miss Handley recognised her and followed ber nntll she met a police officer, whom sne inaaced to make the arrest. I have been told that onr agent cried, ,:Kate, Kate," upon seeing her, bat whether that Is so or not I don't know, 1 only know she followed her nntll she met a police o fflcer, whom she asked to make the arrest. At first be objected, bnt upon learning who tbe person was be took her into custody. Kate was taken to the Second precinct station bouse, aud from there the Chief was telegraphed tor. He at once responded, and saw the woman. Now, ss a matter of course, it became of tbe first importance to learn where she had come (torn. This she herself declined to reveal. Her person without concomitant testimony amounted to but little. In order that we might the more effectually work out this point Kate's arrest was, as far as possible, kept quiet, and tbe opinion of tbe department on the importance 01 the arrest kept back. Finally, by a device adopted by the police, we obtained the desired information. we obtained It in this way'The entire city waa searched for a house whence a woman had been missing since Tuesday morning. This resulted t in me discover/ tarn iu ? noun* m hiku Btreei, Between Jay and Bridge streets,'snch a woman had s been mining. We bad tbe woman wtio kept li that hooM taken to the station bouse, and (1 there she Identified Kate m her boarder, it Upon bearing her voice, without seeing her, she p Identified onr prisoner. Prom this woman we b learned that Kate bad been since last April living s in ftirnlsbed rooms at tbe place mentioned. After U discovering tbe bouse we obtained a locksmith and j went to it. we opened her tranka and In tbem ? discovered the property of Goodrich, Including & a watch, a chain, a finger ring, a seal and a pocket t book with $40 in bills; this la believed to be the a identical money taken from the mnrdered man. g In addition to these articles a revolver wia found in the trunk with the watch, three of tbe cham- a bers of which were loaded and three empty, h (There were three bullets found in Goodrich's s head.) Now, that Is in a general way, tbe oase as p It stands to-day in tbe hands of tbe police; it need only be added that Rate Is prepared to go upon the b stand before the Coroaer and make a toll and com- F plete confession of the whole matter." The prisoner, who la very respectably connected, had, among otber articles taken possession of by the police, a package of tetters, wnteh indicated , that her real name was Uzzy King, and that her 1 parent* and family reside at Mtddteborougb. Mass, a There Is no allusion to the crime In any of tne let- d ters found in ber apartment. It is a remarkable tl fact that, daring her straggles to earn a livelihood f Hlnce the commission of the murder and robbery, H ahe baa not disposed of one cent's wortb of the b booty taken from the dead man, but hart on the & 3 vmtnrj, n vm new ascertained, frequently pawned articles of wearing apparel In order to i as tain beraeil. a tali or um and desertion. Thft ffctlOWiM* ler.ter. which !.f?t rm.nnl. haa trrougs, and wllch gave rlne to the angry psiwlon iriiich kfttlated itself in the blood of her seducer, 1*111 prove wortli/ oi perusal, u it cornea from Uei BgootLTTf, February, 18731 Mr. (kwntin *? Hia?1 propose to tell the troth. Will you listen r For the pant fight months I have teen Itving In the second home of the block of new building* on Denraw street, the third door from Firth avenue. I have lived the re unknown to any one except i.'hurley. About one year ago 1 w?? married to him secretlv, for I trusted. I loved linn so truly tbat his word wan law to me, and he wished for no one to know our marriage until some future time, on account of property ; the reason connected with It he did not fully esplafu. 1 was very foolish, for I was alone in New York., with no friend* oBly him. I have learned since theu that tlio cleruvmau wlio married tw was no minister at alt. only a friend of his, Reuben Smith, a doetor, I thtak, wbu livea In tlie city. In Deeemtier Uat, a month ago. oar baby wai bom. Before that, and idnce than. Charley has Wested me with I he utmost cruelty, disowning all tla* between ua Several days ago a woman with ringlets came here to on* of the hontea after a stove be had for her. 1 was at the window and noticed the conversation between them When Oharlev came Into the boase he told me that we must Rarti thai there was do marriage between us; that he ad tired of me, Ac. This woman with the ringlet* is his new love; he acknowledged that. Oh, it seems as If it could net be the same world to rue now, all la so dark and desolate. My Mart la completely broken. To love and struggle on alone I have got to do, and I eannot without assistance. The reason I write this, and the circumstances under whioh I write, are most nalntul. I have been trying to work. I have been at work in a store all this week. To-night (Saturday ntgbfi 1 eamc here to my louely home, and was very unexpectedly accosted bva man just as 1 was uulockltre the door. He asked ine It I wished to see Mr. lloodrlcb t 1 told hkn yes, and asked htm who he was. He said his name was George Baker: that be had bean employed to watch the building, and Kiat my trunks and clothes had been takro into another ouso. I was quite bewildered. and I had not the slightest idea that Charley would aver treat me In this manner. ! followed the man into the house and saw all my things thrown upon the floor. . . Itseems Ilka seme dreadful nightmare. To-morrow Is tha dabbath, and whore will I slay or what will i dof I K?va no mnmv and no frinnii I am ipnli.it nn mv trunk writing thts to yop. My hands arc ?o mill with the Bold that I cannot bold my pen; for that reason it may not be easy (tor you to decipher my hurried writing. Saturday Btmtuu* February 15. AMY 8. "Am/ 8.," "Amy Snow" and "Kate Stoddard" were trie favorite aliases of the prisoner, it will be remembered, and the foregoing communication, which waa written In the presence or a man named lireeu, a watchman ?!taployed by the deceased, in the basement of one of the Goodrich row >f houses, on the oold, bleak night on ivhlch it Is dated, was duplicated and soples were sent by Kate" to the brother, William w. Goodrich, and the lather of the murdered man. l'lie letter was read before the Coroner's jury in May last. During the investigation Dr. Keuben Smith, named In the letter, while on the witness stand testified that deceased had expressed a wish that heTthe Doctor, should perform an operation upon a certain woman, whom ho, the witness, bad once seen during a visit to the Degraw street house. Ho declined to ofllciate in the delicate professional capacity, even to oblige Charles Goodrich, but he subsequently understood that an operation had been performed on her by a New Yorlc physician, and that she had again returned to her old quarters in Detrraw street, much to the annoyance of "Charles," who was exceedingly anxious to get rid of his companion, whom he regarded as a very VlOLRNT-TEKrBREI) AND DAN'OKKOCS WOMAN. The "Doctor" recounted, as also did the witness "Green,." several instances in which she had displayed a very violent temper, which was greatly excited because of the tixed determination of her paramour to cast her oil alter having deceived her. Thero is nothing on record, however, to show that she had ever threatened to take his lite. TUB PISTOL THAT DID TUB DKBD has long been a source of conflicting opinion asiong the officials. This matter of myBtllication is now dispelled. Bhe admitted that the revolver launcl In her trunk with three barrels discharged was the one which she had used. This weapon was one of two which deceased had In his possession shortly before his death. The other pistol, also a six-barrelled revolver, was found by his side, and had three chambers empty. The latter weapon was identified on the inquest by William W. Goodrich m the one his brother was in the habit of corrytog. About six weeks ago the father of deceased visited the Coroner's office, inspected the revolver and remarked that the weapon "Charles" had had a white ivory handle, while the one la the Coroner's possession had a black handle. TUB IWQCKST W.LL BE KB9FXBD TO-DAY jefore Coroner Whltehlll and the Jnry, of whlct) Alderman William Blchartison is chairman. The examination, which will be held In the room ot the Court of Sessions County Court House, will commence at hair-paet twelve o'c*ooK. The Coroner Btatea that the prisoner denies having had any knowledge of the Spaulard Roscoe In the case. She soys that she wonders that Roscoe has not come forward before this and given himself over to the custody of the police. The only cauae she can assign tor his remaining in the dark Is the tact that his name was coupled with some charge of counterfeiting, made i>y Lucette Meyers. The prisoner is kept under the watchful eye of a constant female attendant In <he private office of Captain McConnell, ol the second precinct station house, corner of York and Jay streeta, from whence she will-be taken today before the Coroner's jury. TUB PBOPHKTY 1U.C0TB?ED consists of $40 In a pocketbook and a double eased red gold watch, anchor movement, stem pendant winding, nineteen lines, nickel works fronted, No. 11,282, Jules Jurgensen, maker, Copenhagen. The finger ring waaoi gold, slightly chased, and In which u bloodstone was bet. The chain attached to the watch was a plain one, the links being large and heavy, and at the end of It was a leal with a red. atone. The seal, which was detached, was an old fashioned one, the gold attachment being of serpentine pattern, and holding an igato by plvota. The agate wm polished on one tide aud had the letter G in old Eturilbh cut oat In it. HOW Tit it CRI1TE WAS COMMITTED. According to the statement of a police official tie prisoner was to have left the house on Thurulay morning; bat when Goodrich arose she >esought him not to east her off. He scorned to learken to her appeal and grew very angry. De icending the stair* to the lront basement of the louse he proceeded to light a Are in the Baltimore leater. while stooping In tbie act she exclaimed 'Charley ?" and lie looked np. Then site tired the hree ratal shots ihto his bead. She next washed he blood from the lace of her victim, and renamed by the body until the following morning, a lien she fled the scene o( the awful tragedy. LIFE AS A LO DO Kit IN I1IQH STRUCT. The house of Mrs. Ann Taylor, 127 High street, where the prisoner lived from the early part ol Ipril lost up to the day or her arrest, U a plain three itory brick stractnrc, between Jay and 11 rulge streets. Mrs. Taylor is a widow. Her daughter, who -caldes with her, stated yesterday to a reporter ;hat Kate Btoddart (or Minnie Waithain, as the prisoner represented herself) applied for a forjished room in the house about the second week n April, fehe said she was employed In New York Inrlng the day, and desired to bave a lurnlslicd room, Mrs. Taylor had never been In the habit ol renting any of her rooms, but as the applicant n this case append to be a la<iy she levlated from her rale, and consented to et her occnpy a room, without board. Hiss Waltham used to bring her meals to ler room and eat there. She was engaged at work in light straw (making bate) in Mew York, and lor he orst month orao went to wort every morning md returned every evening regularly. Por about i month preceding her arrest, however, she was n the habit of working at home, and then when me had finished her work she would take it over o New York. One thing noMoeable abont the odger waa the fact that she never had any visitors here, and, In fact, she was never seen or knowo o associate with anybody, and rarely spoke abont tersell or her relatives. On one occasion, though, ihe told the Taylors that her father lived in Trenon, N. J., and that her mother was lead. She Intimated that sbe Intended to ay a visit to her father on the 4th ol uly, but she did not leave ttie house that day. lias Waltham did not appear to tfcoae at the house * being of a very cheerral disposition, and the rldow Taylor irequentlv expressed the opinion to ier daughter that she tnoagbt Minnie "bad some roabie on her mind." The latter, however, lever complained or even intimated that she was ronbled u any war. She never was actually in ;ood spirits, bat, on the contrary, was frequently espondent. She was a regular attendant at 'lymonth churcto, and expressed a great Dndneaa for listening to Mr. Beecber. Sbe was lso very fond ef reading and of listening o other people read, and in connection with this iin iijiOT meouoiHu i utuo circuuiatiuce ui iuereat. it seema that b?r brother would occasionUy visit the house and read for tnem, and one day p was about to read an account of the Waiwortb inrder when Minnie interrupted him and said, Ob, don't read that. I don't tike to bear of murers." The widow Taylor, however, desired to war all that waa published about the Walworth ragedy and requested her sen to proceed. He bean to comply with thla request, whereupon Mlnnfe br aptly left the room. Little or uo notice was aken of this clronmaunoe at the time. Miss Taylor In the^courae of the interview d?r cribed Minnie's perSonal appearance, tastes and ablta. "t should Judge," said Miss Taylor, "she Is rom twenty-five to twenty-eight fears ol age; she i slim and tbin-featured, has light hair, and is a ?rfect lady in her manner*. she has evidently een brought op in good circumstances, from her peeoh and deportment. She exercised great taste i her drees and waa always very clean. Het Krdrobe was net large or expensive, but neat, r room waa always tidy and In order, and, as 1 rd before, we thought a good deal of her and bought her to be a perfect lady. She ?Md w Wra piano, which she played upon. She waa not a ood player, bat sal J she was *W'ond of innate." The reward offered?$3,500 w; Goodrich nd ft,oao hv the Common CoeecU?for the approension of the murderer will of oourae fall to?Vhe bare of Mary Handley, the special agent of the olice. who caaaed the arrest of Katt Stoddard. Mr V W Goodrich, who is travelling In Europe, as been notified of the arreet and confession oi late Stoddard. _______ Rsitw'a Captan. Roacoe's capture laat night waa considered cer nln by the police, as there waa a large force is earcn of him. The Police Commissioners are nner tbe Impression that Kate Stoddard is assuming tie responsibility in order to shield another, ana hat person Is, they believe, Kbscoe. They were i possession of information yesterday which they elteved would place him in their custody, and tun ayture wm hourly expected.