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THE WAR IN SPAIN.
Practical Results of the Carlist Successes, and How the Followers of Don Carlos Take Adyantage of Them. Spanish Newspaper Enterprise Surprising a Herald Correspondent. SANCHEZ BREGUA CHOLERIC. Bold Movement of a Republican Chief of Volunteers at Berga and His Consequent Successes. The Cry of the Spanish General, "Send Me Men and Money!" THE SIEGE OF CARTAGENA. Life in the Besieged Oity and the Imperative Decrees of the Junta. THE GOVERNMENT OF SALMERON. The Hopeless Condition of the Republic as Seen by the Herald Correspondent. THE CONSPIRATORS OF BIARRITZ Madrid, August 20, 1873. a. Binguiar pnenomcnon ior tspain occurrea when 'General Bregua took his departure (or the Northern army. La Correspondencia dn Etrpafla?v/hoae circulation is about 120,000 dally, or nightly, rather, for It Is the nioittcap op toe peninsula? lent a writer of some noto in Madrid to accompany Bregua, to record with all the power of his fertile pen, with all the brilliancy of choicest Cervantcan Castlilan, all the sayings and doings of the said Bregua. It was such an unprecedented thing for La Corresponaencia de Espafla that for the moment I thought it Intended to rival the New Yobk Herald, and I really thought I was kbout to lose my golden spurs; but on going to people who knew alt about Bregua and the Corr# tpondencla's correspondent I was advised, If I did uot wish to spend the Herald's money for nothing, to remain, "at least until Bregua shall show you something of what be can do." I remained behind, and while he has been to the North I have watched with interest the struggles In the Cortes; have seen a revolution bom and strangled; have seen Valencia in throes of agonygreat mortar shells destroying houses?a ten days' bombardment; have noted the progress of the Issue at Cartagena and reported the bombardment of Cadiz; and all this time 1 have been congratu latins myself that 1 aid not accompany Sanchez Bregua to the North. Having seen all this, let your readers bear with me while I give them a rapid resume of this model General's marchings and c0untkrharching8, sis effective strategies and non-effective and fruitless plans. Arriving at Vittoria, in Alava, he sent orders around for all troops and garrisons in the neighborhood to hasten to tne general rendezvous, where he was, and soldiers lrom Valladolld, Burgos, Mirando on the Ebro, Taiallu, Logroilo, and even from Pampeluna, came to him. The columns of Marti, Ellas y Hey, Portllla and Castaflon hurried also to the scene of general and energetic preparation until Madrid and all Interested in the promising aspect became all aglow with expectation to hear, through La Correspondmcia, that the hosts of Carlists at the North were ground to bone bits and bloody pulp. The General telegraphed to Madrid daily, "Send me men and money to Pampeluna to meet me therebut after live days the telegrams ceased, wnd we all know that Bregua was en route. Despite cny affected calmness l was in a fever of anxiety lest La ('orrespondencia should beat, the New York Meralp?there had been such deafening noise about htm. sncn lively anticipations of a grand Carllst massacre. Sanchez Bregua travelled towards Salvatlerra and Alxasua, then marched through the Barranca, past Irurzum, to 1'an.peluna. Presently wc had another batch of plaintive telegrams?"Send me men and money;" and finally he received 2,000,000 jeals and a regiment of cazadores. Ever since the arrival oi men and reinforcements vie has been marching round a circle from Pampeluna to Vittoria, Mttoiia to Alsasna, Alsasua to Estella, Estella to Pampeluna, and so on along the floma Ptnrnnl rnml muni und riiinul wiMimif ovAr meeting a single Carllat with a gun In hm hand, though the Pretender, Dou Carlos VII.. has an army of 5,ooo men with him to-day near Estella; and so Sanchez Bregua una been gradually coming to the conclusion that though a war office furnishes ample materials to make out plans, to formulate systems and make rules ol methods, It becomes quite a task to perlect and realize one of them before a buuy 01 5,000 Carlists, who are constantly escaping, whose only knowledge of war consists In TIRING THE ENEMY'S I.EDS. While the republican troops have been dally losing ground, the t'arlists have been gaining little by little, and this Is totally owing to Carltst legs, and the masterly Inefficiency ol Lieutenant General Sanchez Bregua, the pet and darling of the Ministerial newspapers. Bregua has had at his disposition almost doable the number of troops General Nouvllas had. lie has had sixty battailous of infantry, twenty-four squadrons of csvalry, forty pieces of artillery, besides the Irregular corps of Migueletes, the Guardla Foral, the francos of Navarre, carabineers, 12.000 volunteers and about 1,600 civil guards, altogether between 38,000 and 40,000 troops and 1,800 horses. With this enormous force for Spain Sanchez Bregua has not been able to have one little skirmish. He has taken away from their posts the garrlsons of Salinas, Escortizs, Arcchavaieta, Mondragon, Onate, Vergara. Legaspla, Placencia do las Armas, Etbar, Taranz, Azpeltla, to strengthen the garrisons of Tolosa, Ayarzun, Renter la, San Sebastian and Iran. These Ave posts are the only places, wsth the exception of Pampeiuod, that the Repnblic or Spain hold in all that Northern district embraced between Pampelnno, and San Sebastian, Vlttoria and Iran. La BpoM publishes a letter mom a man at Elbar, who baa visited Vergara and other points, which aays that the CarUsU have been aided materially by the inefficiency of the Commander-in-Chief and by his nnwtse policy of taking away the garrisons from snob Important poets as the above, fbr ae soon as Ussaraga heard of the withdrawal of the garrison from Mondragon he came to that town and sent emissaries to Piacencla de las Armas, whsro there la a first class manufactory of Remington rifles, to oiler to the mechanics $M fov each Remington furnished with 100 cartridges, or $so for each volunteer. There were 1,100 rifles stored there. mtrrin. w* stand; divid*d, w? fall. Aocidant brought Sanehea Bregna with booo man STEW YORK HI ' to (tut place while the facto*? people were divide* in their sympathies, and while one haJ of them made rifles for the CarlleU and the other hair for the republican government. When he came the volunteer* of Plaoencln ottered to reetat all the Oarllata In a body, should they attack the place. If the Qeneral would give too soldiers and one cannon towards garrisoning the town. It was Inconvenient, the General said, to give too men. and it was Impoeaible to part with a single cannon; and those volunteer* who did not at once enlist to go with him he prooeeded at once to disarm. After collecting all the arms Breirua found in Pik/wnri* &nd Eibar. be marched for San Sebastian, bat notbeiore he bad thoroughly destroyed all the machinery In the gun manufactory. Seeing themselves thus given up needlessly to Oarlist impositions, the Inhabitants emigrated to safer parts, and the volunteers who had joined him had Increased Bregna's army to 14,000, men who protected another host of frightened emigrants, bound for the town of San Sebastian, capital of Gulpascoa. When Bregua crossed the Hrver fcorla he destroyed the One bridge which Bpanned it. THE COLUMN OF GENERAL PORTILLA bnrrled after Bregua towards San Sebastian, and close on his rear was Llssaraga with 2,000 tartlets who, when be came to Vergara, went to church to hear mass, then made au auto da f6 with the civil registry books, and laid a contribution of $6,600 upon the town. The Justices of the Peace aad the municipal authorities had already emigrated en masse. The Carlists are therefore masters of the country, wuq Dimmers or arm manuiactones in tneir possession. They can now proceed to manufacture cannon and small arms, as they did daring the Seven Years' war for a crown; they may now elect their own ground and ambush, bv each road the troops may pass, to decimate them from their coverts. The Cariists have also established am ong all the villages of the North Chiefs of cantons, who are charged with advising them of the movements of columns. They are also arming a militia, as In the past war, who are to haraBe the troops by a species of independent guerilla wsriare?every man lor himself; ana they have organized lines of customs oillcers, who are charged with collecting TAXES AND IMPOSTS. Such, in brief, has been the result of appointing the man of method, system, rule and plan, Lientenant General Bregua, who was trumpeted throughout the Peninsula by the Madrid newspapers as the "coming man"?the one man who was to reduce the Cariists to bone bits and pnlpy matter, but, thanks to their legs and their tireless bodies, the Cariists are stronger than ever, while Sanchez Bregua Is a DISGRACED MAN, has sent in his resignation, and is to be succeeded by General Pavla, the conqueror of Andalusia. While the present position of the Cariists of Spain have been thns accurately defined up to the very latest hour, there Is another portion of the country troubled by them which deserves as careful a notice from yonr correspondent?that is, Northeastern Spain and the Mediterranean littoral. The latest news Is that Cncala has attacked Amposta; that Tortosa Is shouting frantically for "Don Carlos VII.that the railroad between Barcelona and Gerona bas been cut. Ac. Cucala U AN ABLE AND DETERMINED LEADER in the Carllst ranks. Uniting bis men with those of Valles, Segarra and Llsco, he crossed the Bbro above Tortosa, which is west of Barcelona, with a force of 2,000 men, and carried dismay and fear as for as Sagunturn, forty miles from Valencia, burning every railway station along the line of the Valencia and Tarragona Railroad. The station of Vinaroz was bnrned then. Cncala dcsirea to attack the village, but Valdes, who pretends to have a disciplined force, relnsed his consent, on the grounds of humanity. Alcali, where Valdes lived some time, was next visited, and here Valdes again Interfered with Cucala's designs. From Alcald they proceeded to Ouevaa and San Mateo, and raged round Castellon, an Important town on the Mediterranean, laying taxes and heavy Imposts on every village and town they came to, until there was nothing more left them to do. Having gainod a rich treasury from the wealthy In the plains, tney have retired to the mountains, whence they have opened their communications with Prince Alfonso, in Catalonia. IN CATALONIA Alfonso has been content to rest on his laurels until some new move is made at the North, and the Carilsts or Aragon have felt tnetr way towards pronouncing in favor of Don Carlos, which at present tbey seem very much disposed to do. Last week, however, Xich de las Iiaraquetas, a republican chlerof volunteers, gained a decided advantage At. Unrffi. When ft fnrcA of r?.rllRtJL nnrlpp th? Prince, was besieging that town to the number of 5,000 he made a bold sally, and so audacious was It that the Carllsts were so astonished that he was enabled to shut np 700 of them In a small suburb of Berga?3?o or whom surrendered at discretion, loo were killed and the others, except the wounded, managed to slip out somehow on the recovery of their wits and usual audacity. Passing from the Carllsts the Republic finds Itself dealing'with the remnant of the intranetgentes, who are closed np at Cartagena, the lost of all Andalusia, Valencia and Murcta. The Cartagenlans declare they will resist to the last. As they have plenty of guns, powder, balls, cannon, men and money it Is very likely that they will. Several military officers are with them, who wonld, of course, be subject to conrt martial If tbey were caught; so that it is probable that THE SIEGE OF CARTAGENA, since the old woman Martinez Campos has charge of It, will lost some time. The Supreme Junta of War within the besieged town hare published a tHiwto, which says that those wbo are not disposed to take an active part in the defence must leave the town, especially the women, children and old men. All physicians, chemists and surgeons are summoned to appear at once before the Junta and leave their addresses and forbidding them to quit Cartagena. The bakers are also embargoed, as well as stores of food and flour, horses, cattle, arms and ammuni tion. The owners or grocery stores may neither close their stores nor sell heir provisions. It further says, "Considering that all those who have not left the town after oar previous proclamations are partisans or the cause we defend, all males from sixteen years upward to sixty are called upon to appear before this Junta, to be formed into four battalions, which shall be designated the 'Artillery of Cartagena,' 'Infantry of Fraternity' and 'Cazadores of the devolution.'" Before Ave P. M. aii men were to be formed and each member of the force was to carry on his can, bat or Jacket the name of the battalion be belonged to, and every man found arterwards without each insignia waa to be expelled the town at once. The paymcnta were to be effected with paper money?specially created?redeemable In cash as soon as the government can possess mods. The fortress ef Las Oalerashas opened Its thunder on three Spanish gunboats, who at sight or tbs preparations made to attack them by the Mendes Nunez,, the Tetnan and Fernando el Cataltco Incontinently departed until Admiral Lobo will be reinforced by the Carmen, Navas de Tolosa and Zaragossa, now on the way from CubaBy land the town ts besieged by the army of Martinez Campos, whose cavalry advances as close as they may to the walla Martinez oampoH declares that owing to his Inferior force in numbers and artillery It will not be possible to begin the bombarment of Cartagena before the end ol this week. VUlkV a PORiinw air In collected behind the Island of Escombrera. Among the vessels of war there are the American Wabash, flagsnip of Admiral Case, from Corfu; the iron-clad frigate Lord Warden, Admiral Yelrerton; the British vessels Swiftsure, Triumph, Lynx, Halcyon and Torch; the Italian Iron-clad Saa Martino, Admiral BroRettl; the Roma and another tnnboat; besides there la the French iron-clad Reine Blanche, from Oran. So far the gowernment of Salmeron "marches" weu, as the Spaniards say. Tne Ministers are all of one aeoord, bet aocord with what in the end I eandMtr eonfeee I do not know. My suspicions are Qf I ?M*r l.fttso' 1 5RALD, THURSDAY, SEPT strong, however, tboogti I admire tta condoet Is this tele IttnaMftDte revolution for its rigorous, sledge-hammer atroses right and loft, done la a style worthy of Von Moltke. Nothing so wonderfully efficient, so magnificently thorough has Spain seen since the downfall of Isabella. This was done, too, when all ware inclined to hold np their handa in horror at tne ruin or tbe Spanish Peninsula, and all aorta of sympathetic crlea were heard. They 1 round a man or mettle, daab and aklll In Pavta, who awapt through Cordova, thundered through He vine, struck fierce, quick blowa at Cadiz and aheered off to Granada to find himself conqueror, ol Andalusia while Martlnea Campos waa still aim- i laaaly pottering away at Valencia. Pavta, restless, eager as a hound, scents turbulence at Malaga, and requests to be permitted to go there and disarm, the volunteers; but Holler la already there, and he la emphatic against Pavla's presence; whereupon Pavla gets into a rage, and sends his resignation, thus marring his splendid record by snch pusillanimity. But It is hoped that the Halraeron Ministry will Bend Pavla after the Carl lata. It la talked of now, and If Pavla only exerts his strength and energy as General-in-Chief at tbe North the Republic of Hpaln may yet hope from the bright horizon that it has a luturc before It. THl KKPOBLIC CANNOT I.IVK. And still I think It Impossible that the Republic can live long, and I am not a pessimist by any means. The danger to the Republic lies not in the vim iiovb vi iu tur puivuuu luiittUBi^rukco ui uoi tagcna, but In the monarchic-conservatlve-lloeralradlcal-Sagastlne-Zorrllllat coalition rarty. Tbe death which will kill the young Republic eventually lies In this tree, which, like the ponderous , lianes of tbe A.rican swamps, takes root near the j base of a tall, vigorous, healthlul tree, and. growing up under tbe shade of its gratelul umbrage, springs up quickly to a Brfarcan giant, and strangles every other tree In the neighborhood, and thrives on their dead, spectral-like stems. One by one TBI conspirators op biarritz and Rayonne are coming back to Madrid. Becerra Is already here. Tbe Marquis do Sardoal, of "Permanent Commission" fame, came yesterday. General Lopez Dominguez, the nephew of Serrano, has already come. Sagasta, whose devilish, sneering face can never be forgotten. Is en route, and Ruiz Zorrllla speaks of coming when it will be cooler, and probably we shall have Martos, and, finally, Serrano himself. All this time, prominent above all these coalescing factions of unforgotien times, a head and shoulders higher than any, stands Castelar, storming with superhuman eloquence against the Intranslgentes, and, like tliclicaltbfui, tall, graceful, vigorous tree of the African swamps, he sees not the liane twining its folds about him, flourishing wonderfully under his eloquence, to by and by strangle him and his Ideas to?well, we shall see. MAKING BELIEVE FIGHT. A Naval Sham Battle in British Waters. [From the London Times, August 30.] Hrr Majesty's Hnir Achillea, 1 Bantry Bay, August 25, 1873. f The picturesque shores of Pantry Bay were today startled into reverberating echoes by the thunder of broadsides and the quick rattle of rifles, for inside that beautiful bay was fought a sham battle between tbe two divisions of the First Reserve sqnadron.now completing their summer cruise off the south coast or Ireland. These ships leit Portland on the 11th of August, and until the 22d of August have been at sea, going through their various drills, manoeuvres and steam tactics. The weather generally has been rainy and uncomfortable, and a sufficiently strong wind has been experienced to give one more proof of the already well-tested qualities of the ships composing this squadron. On Friday, August 22, they sailed up Rantry Ray In single line, and anchored about two miles from the towu of Bantry, where they have since lain at anchor. This morning the weather was tolerably doe. though now and then a rain cloud passed over. At half-past ten A. M. the Hector, eighteen guns, the Achilles, twenty-six, the Vanguard, fourteen, and the Audacious, composing the second division, were ordered to go and anchor in Olengariff Bay, about four miles distant from the remaining ships or the squadron, and to form the attacking force. Between one and two P. M. this first division began to move from their moorings, at the same time clearing away for action. The tine wooden llue-of-battle ship Itevenge, thirty-two guns, carrying the flag of Itcar Admiral Kdtuund lieathcote, bore down first, and was followed by the Black Prince, twenty-eight, Penelope, eleven, and Valiant, eighteen. The Searaew and the gunboat Goshawk acted as tenders, the former being attached to the second division. The attacked ships were not backward in preparing to receive the enemy. They got in their JibUooras and sent down topmasts and spars in a very short space of time, and then, crossing the enemy's bows, received and returned a few rounds irom the Revenge and the other ships of her line. The tactics, however, of the Becond division were to retreat for a time, keeping up a mischievous fire with their stern guns in answer to the enemy's bow guns. At length the Revenge overtook the Valiant, and A broadside engagement commenced. The second division stopped steaming and allowed the other sUIds to range up along Hide, and then the battle became general. The two divisions were In single line ahead, opposed to one another, ship to ship. They were now, however, to come to closer quarters, and, forming line abreast, they bore down on one another. In an actual engagement there would, no doubt, at this time hare been some ramming, and the short and long shlpswroalri have proved their relative merits. As it was, the perfection of their broadside firing was most satisfactorily shown, all the guns of a broadside sounding almost like one, as they were fired by galvanic batteries. All this time a murderous fire was kept up from the rifles or the men In the tops. For a short space there was a lull aud the lines recrossed, firing as before. raw scenes can he iuauinmd finer than that presented bv the squadron at this time. Heavy clouds had been rolling up behind tne desolate savage range of hills which run from behind Glengarlfr to Castletown, where they terminate with the most desolate and barren of all, the loltv Hungry Hill, well named If we may Judge from a distance. The white smoke Irom the guns was driven over the water UDtll It seemed to form a wall at the toot of these hills and curled up the sides in fantastic shapes. It is to be regretted that this very thinly-Inhabited part of the country could not furnish an admiring crowd, who, irom the adjacent hills, would have had a very fine view of these Interesting manoeuvres. However, it Is most satisfactory to know that such very uselul exercises are carried on during their month's cruise by those ships which, during the rest of the year, lie so quietly In their respective ports. From THIS MIMIC BATTI.K various useful hints could be picked nn by those wno sruaioo 11 wim a professional eye, ami tne detection of the many mistakes which were undoubtedly made by Individual ships shows where would be the weak points in our naval warfare, of which we must necessarily remain entirely Ignorant uniess such exercises were carried out. Another advantage <>1 such a sham right is that the drills for the men. both in shllting the spars, fighting the guns, and the other multitudinous employments wh en such an occasion produces, are rendered more Interesting than the ordinary drills by the extra excitement which Is created and the emulation between ship and ship. BH1VEMIQ WIIKE89E3. A British Critic ot "The Temple'' 8ng(tests an Idea Not To Be Ignored by the American Bar. (Prom the London Dally Standard, August 30.] To ths Editor or run .stands i:n:? Sir?The Lord Chief Justice of the queen's Bench recently observed, "1 deeply deplore tuat members of the bar so frequently pat, unnecessarily, questions affecting the private Itle of witnesses, which are only justifiable when tbey go to the credibility of a witness.'' I have watched closely the administration of Justice in Prance, Germany, Holland, Belgium, Italy and a little In Spain, as well as in the united States, In Canada and in Ireland, and in no piAce have I seen witnesses so badgered, brow beaten, and in every way so brutally maltreated as In England. The way In which we treat our witnesses is a national disgrace, and seriously obstructs instead ol aiding the ends of Justice. In England the me9t honorable and conscientious men loathe the witness box. Men and women of all ranks snrink with terror from subjecting tncmaeives to tbe wanton Insult and bullying, misnamed crowexaminatlon, In our Kngliah court*. Watob tbe tremor tbar parses through the frames of many persona as they enter tbe witness box. I remember to hare seen so distinguished a man as tbe late islr Benjamin Brodie shiver as be entered tbe witness box. 1 dare any bis apprehension amounted to exquMto torture. Witnesses are just as necessary for the administration or justice as jndges or jurymen, and are entitled to be treated with tbe same consideration, and their affairs and private Uvea ought to be held aa sacred irom tbe gaze of the public aa those of tbe Judges or the jurymen. I venture to think that it la tbe dutv of a Judge to allow no questions to be pot to a witness unless sncb as ars clearly pertinent to the laene before the Court, except where tbe crertiollity of the witness la deliberately challenged by connael, and that the credibility of a witness should not be wantonly challenged on slight grounds. Yours, Ac. TUOHAB DM JtESCHlN. Tu Tixnj. Angus 187. EMBER 11, 1873.?QU ADRU MIRACULOUS. The Creat Religious Revival in France. Close of the Month of Pilgrimages on the Holy Moant&in. First Appearance of the Virgin Mary in the Nineteenth Century. Personal Statement of Maximin Giraud, Who Saw and Couvertrd with the Virgin Mary, to the Special Correspondent of the New York herald. Grand National Pilgrimage to Our Lady of La Salette. i SIX THOUSAND PILGRIMS. Paris, August IS, 1873, The statement made to a special correspondent of the New York Herald by Maxlmtn Qlraud, the first man who saw and conversed with tho Virgin Mary during the present century, la word lor word as follows:? The beginning of the miracle was In this wise "It was towards noon (twrs mtaf) on the 19th of October, 1848, and not a time of day favorable to ocular illusions. The sky was serene. No clouds cast their shadows on the mountain. The son shone in its full splendor. "1 was on the summit of the holy mountain with Meiante Mathleu, the little shepherdess who saw the virgin with me. I was eleven years old and she fourteen. We were seated together on a heap of stones placed one on the top of the other, aud which formed a sort of bench, near a fountain which had dried up, but which began to flow again from that day forward, and is now called the miraculous fountain. MOlanle and I wore making our lrugal meal of black bread. Our cows aud sheep were browsing near ns, on the mountain side. 1 had only been employed for a short time as a cowherd, my ramtly being unwilling to let me go out so young, and I was very tired; so, when i had done eating, I stretched myself on the grass and was Just dropping off to sleep when I heard the voice of MClaule calling:?'MCmln (which Is the diminutive of Maxlniln), Mlmlii, come along and let us look after our cows.' liclng older than I, she exercised authority over me. as girls will, and was fond of teazlng me. I started up from my dose when she called, took my stick in mv hand and followed Mfllanle, who knew the mountain better than I did, and acted as my guide. We crossed the Sezta and rapidly mouuted a hillock near it. On the other side of this hillock (monticule), wc loucd our beasts, which had strayed away while we dosed in search of sweeter pasture. "We were going back towards the stone bench where we had left the remains of our breakfast a few moments before, when MClanle stopped suddenly. Her stick fell from her hand, and she turned to me with a frightened face, saying, 'Do you see that great light yonder?' 'Yes, 1 see It,' said I to her, 'but come, pick up your m*' and brandishing mr own in a threatening manner, 'If it touches us,' I added, '1 will strike bard at It.' (Je lui en Ctonneral un bon coup). This light, before which the sunshine seemed to pale, appeared to open in tho midst, and we could distinguish in the interior of it the form of a lady more brilliant still. She was In the attitude of a person profoundly afflicted. she was seated on one of the stones of our little bench, her elbows resting on her knees ana her face concealed in her hands. Although we were about twenty yards distant from her we heard a soft voice as though it came from a mouth close to our ears, saying:? CONVERSATION OF THE VIRGIN MART. "Draw near /avaneez/, my children. Do not bo airaul, I am here to bring yon great tidings'' (une ffrante nouvelle). The awe which had seized on ns and staved our steps vanished as she spoke, and we ran op to tier with as much confidence as though she had been a kind and most excellent mother. The beautiful lady also advanced towards us, aDd floating In the air a few inches from the ground in Iront ot us, she tu'cran her ilisrrinrse thus:? ' If my people will not submit themselves to me I shall be forced to let go the arm of my Son. It Is so heavy and weighty <xi lourti el si peaaiti) that I can no longer restrain It." "It Is a long time that I suffer for mankind, and If I desire that my Son shall not abandon you I must pray without ceasing; out, as for ye, this seems but a small thing to you. "1 have given six days for labor. I have reserved the seventh for myself and ye will not give It up to me. It is that which weighs down the arm of my Sou and makes It so heavy. "If your harvests arc spoiled It is because of your sins. I showed this to you last year by the roois of the earth (the potato famine), and yc would not see. Far otherwise. When ye fonnd that your roots were diseased ye began to enrse and to swear, and ye took the name of my hon in vain. Tnose which ve now have shall last till Christmas, the day of Nis nativity, and then there will be no more." Mdianlc not understanding what was said to her, the beautiful lady, divining her thoughts, resumed in these words;? "Ah, you do not understand French, my children; wait a while." She then continued her ulscourse in the patois (dialect) of our mountains (which your correspondent will translate for the bene tit of the American reader, giving merely a specimen of TUB VIIUilN'S f'HKt l-K I.ANIilAUK In a foot note,* and premising that the apparition which was seen by Ucinadette in the grotto of I.ourdes also spoke to her In the dialect or patois of tue Fyreneesj. The rest of the Virgin's speech may be thus done Into English :? Let. him who has wheat forbear to sow It, for It will be eaten by the beasts of the Held, and If some ears of corn should spring nevertheless they There will come a great famine; before the famine there will be a pestilence, and little children under seven years old will die of convulsions in their nurses' arms. Adults will do their penitence in want and hanger. "Your grapes shall spoil in your vineyards, and your nuts shall turn bitter bclore they arc gathered." (This la a great country tar nuts and ' grapes.) I must here remark, said Maxlmln niraud, that when the beautiful lady spoke to mc MClanie heard nothing, and that when she spoke to MClanle no sound was perceptible to my ears. "If," continued the Virgin, "ye will turn and repent the stones and the rocks shall become wheat, and the roots of the earth will grow in abuudanoe without your labor. Ye shall reap that which ye have not sown and gather that which ye have not planted." Thin," said Maxltnln C.lraud, who saw the Virgin Mary, to your correspondent, "the beautiful lady asked of MCiuuie and me, 'Do yon say yonr prayers correctly <wen) my children?'" "No, nay lady," we both answered. "We do not know them well, or say them often." "Ah! my children," parsued the lady gently, "yon "Ml la rAralfa mA nat, ar tA nnA nor Boiitrus; von8 1'aK ou la v^VzC- 1'an paaaa per laa truffaa n'afa paa la cm, eza oou countrairft: quant n'ein trouhava tic guta, Jurava A I'y bitara lou nom; dd moun (Jargon van couattaua qui per cbAtaudaa. u'y ?ou?rO plua,'' PLE SIIEET. | ninet *ay yonr prmyora in the evening and In the 1 morning. When yon have not time to say them all say amply a "Pater" and an "Ate Maria," and when yon have time aay more. Only a lew aged women go to maaa. Other people labor all the summer, and then they go to church In winter! when they have nothing else to do, and make a mockery of religion, Even In Lent they hannt the ahamblea Ilka dogs." "Tnen," said lfaxtmln Olrand, "she asked na. 'Have yon never seeu spoiled wheat, my children V " "1 answered, 'No, mj lady, I have never seen any." " And the beantltal lady replied, "Yes, my child, you once saw some near the Coin, with your father, and the man on whose land It was said to your father, *Come and look at my wheat, it la bhghted!' You both went and saw tt. Your father took two or three ears lu his hands, rubbed them together and thev fell all to dust. Then, as you were returning home, and while yon were about half an hour's walk Irom Corps, your lather gave you a piece of bread and said to yon, 'Here, my boy, eat this year, for I do not know who will eat next 1/ the wheat Is all blighted.'" "and 1 answered (said Maxlrnln Glraud), 'That is quite true, my lady, but I had lorgotten It 1' " men me beautiful fauy nuisaau ner discourse uy these words, spoken in French:? "Well, my children, you shall make this known to all my people." (Eh blent mesenfants, vous 16 feret passer a tout mon peuple.) She then passed the 36zia on the right or us, touching us gently, and went upon her way without tnrning again towards us; Out as a last farewell she repeated the words, "Eh blent mes infants, roue leferez passer A tout mon peuple "immovable as statues," said Maxlintn Gerand, "our eyes fixed on the beautiful lady, we saw her ieet joined like those of a skater, and she glided overthe grass without bending its blades. Recovering from our ecstasy, we ran after her and overtook her soon. MOlalne stood up in front of her and I behind and to the right, and there, in our presence, the beautliul lady rose up higher and higher. She remained for some minutes at a height of about two yards rrom the ground, then her head, her body, the legs and ieet, one arter the other, passed into the light which had before surrounded her as a frame. We saw only a globe of fire, which rose and penotrated into tho firmament. We called this globe of fire A SECOND SUN, and our eyes were long fastened to the spot where tho luminous body had disappeared. 1 cannot describe the ecstasy in which wo were. I can only speak for myself; uut I know that my whole being was annihilated and all the organs of my life stopped their movement. Wheu we had In some degree recovered our self-possession MOlanle and I irnzAd at. A?oh nthnr In silent wonder, and now wn lilted oar eyes to heuven, uow we bent tbcm ou tbo ground beneath our icot, Interrogating all surrounding objects by our looks. We seemed to be seeking for tbe resplendent person wborn I have never seen again. "Whenever 1 have to speak of the beautiful lady who appeared to me on tbe IToly Mountain," continued Maxlmln deraud, "I feel some embarrassment as to the proper choice of words lu which to describe what I saw. She resembled nothing terrestrial. 1 have been obliged to use the words robe, crown, rosos,' for things whleh had hardly any resemblance to them. The radiant dress she wore was not of oarthly make or texture. Different rays and colors blended and harmonized, producing a magnificent Appearance, which words can only lessen and materialize. "The sun was declining when the lady left ns. MiHalne and 1 collected our cattle, which had hardly moved while we received the divine message, and we drove them home, pensive and dreaming, to the village of the Ablandlns. It was I who spoke first of the beautiful lady to the mistress of Meialne. My words, THE LADY OS FIBS,' 'the second sun,' made her believe that 1 had lost my head. She ordered me to tell her what i had rcallv seen and heard on tne mountain, she was greatly surprised at my narrative, and I was equally astounded to hear that she had not seen so bright alight shining on the mountain top, as I had done. 1 could not Imagine that a special grace had been vouchsafed t* me. "Tne next day I returned home to my father at Corps. Mtllanle continued to keep her flock. We were thus separated jor about three mouths, and each of us narrated in our own way what we had uctti U ?uu nocu, ait iud ijuciuuun ?udressed to us tn French, a language of which wo hud been utterly ignorant on the morning of the I 19th September, 1810, but which we could speak fluently that night. This Is iny story. I have nothing to add or to retract. I hereby conflrni my proiesslon of lalth upon oath In your presence, and 1 sign it with my own hand. I am ready to reply to any questions addressed to me, either verbally or by letter, and to confirm the statement which 1 have made to you in every particular." THE BROOKLYN CONSOLIDATION G0MMI3SI0N It was decided at the meeting of the Consolidation Commission, held in the .Supervisors' Hall, Kings county, yesterday afternoon, that the legislative power or tho new city should be vested in the Common Council. It was further agreed that the Hoard or Aldermen should consist of one member Groin each ward und one extra from the following wardsFifth, Sixth, Seventh, Tenth, Eleventh, Twelfth, Thirteenth, Fourteenth, Fliteenth, Sixteenth and Twentieth. This will give forty-one members to the Common Council of the new city of Brooklyn. Commissioners Fox and Bergen urged tnut the Aldermen be elected for two years and give their services without compensation. The wishes of these gentlemen were not complied with br the meeting. Sevcrul sections of an unimportant character were stricken out from tho plan" of Judge L.ott, which wus adopted on the day previous. A provision was adopted giving two lirttii'ssortt to tuo uve county-town warus 01 tuo now city. There was considerable discussion over the Fire Department clause, several 01 the town people being ot opinion that that department wouhl he of little service to them. Future legislation will he allowed on that subject. The aldermen are to he constituted supervisors of the newcitjr. A motion was made to reconsider that portion of the plan which made the county towns responsible lor the Prospect Park bonds. After a lengthy discushIou the question was referred to the President and clerk to draw up a plan ror consideration. Trie Commission then adjourned, to meet on Saturday aiternooo. The subjoined estimate of the value of the property owned by the city has bceu made by Commissioner Lowber:? dchoolhouses, Ac $3,030,000 City Hull, Ac TMUUW City Park 2ou,uoo Tompkins I'ark 303.030 Carroll Park SU'.'XXi Washington Park 1,800.000 Armory, Eastern Division 80,'JOU Arnwry, Henry street, cost of building 40,two Station houses, Ac 240,IM) Engine houses, Ac 803,000 Truant Home Wallaboul Hay Improvement 8H),JO0 loot avenue basin. 846.0W East ItlviT Bridge 3,000,000 Wsterworks 14,M10,000 Prospect Park v S,lno,<O0 East side land . 3,000.000 Assessment for Park 1,901.000 Sinking lur.d J.Mo.000 Total $40,300,000 This does not include wharves and docks and some other minor items of property owned by tba city. 1 he bonded liability or the cltv 19 $39,000,000, of which $io,o30.o<)(i are for special local improvements, and will be paid by special assessments. BROOKLYN PARK COMMISSION. The receipts of the Rrooklyn Board of Park Commissioners for the month of August amounted to $70,363 66, and the expenditures wero $71.04117. being a balance of f 8,fil 43. The bast of John flowanl Payne. purchased by the Faust dab for the sum of t3,M0, ts now completed and will be erected with becoming ceremony in the vicinity of the "Farm House,'' in Prospect Park, about October 10. William Calico Uryaat will deliver the oration, and Jobu O. Haxe will recite a poem upon the occasion. COMPTROLLERS RECEIPTS. | Comptroller Oreen reports the following amounts received yesterday Into the city treasuryFrom Bureau of Arrears?Arrears of assessments, taxes, water rents and Interest, $7,730. Bureau of Collection of Assessments?Assessments for street openings and improvements and interest, $4,134. Bureau of city Revenue?Market rent# and feesauu market oellar rents, $4,174. Bureau of Istrar?Croton water rents and penalties, $i,uss. Mayor's Second Marshal?Licenses, <i77* Total, I 117.261. J ?' 13 CUBA. Dark Clouds Lowering In the Political Horixoi, with Many Points for Party Explosioi. Monopolies and the Interests of Monopolist*-* Pnblio Alarms and Sadden Ezoitements in the Streets?Capital Affrighted and Industry Deeply Alarmed. Havana, Sept. 4, 187X Tho political horizon in overcast with thicK clouds of rumors. rile and dire, and rapidly darfcening with the advance of event", which threaten to t>rmg worse scones upop Havana than the attack on the Vlllaaneva Theatre, the murdering of Innocent frequenters of the Louvre, the assassinatiou of Urtttiwalt and others, or the execution ol the boy students. th? situation as it presbnts. So many different and wulely diverse! Interests are at stake in this country, and the division of parties so marked, that & conflict cannot he much longer kept off. Comparatively more liberty than that enjoyed a year ago, lu the expression of political sentiment Is apparent, the social question, that of slavery and Its Iniquities, is freely treated by tho republican press, and the consequences arising therefrom are Impending. Tho rtpanistt Republic Is pledged to give relorms to Cuba, and reforms and the social quostion are delicate terms given to the abolition of slavery, which must event, ually come. The republicans, now that Spain is a republic, finding it no treason to express their democratic principles, desire the promised reforms, aud, above all, their individual rights, and are clamoring lor ttu-in; while the oligarchy, whoso most precious Interests are at stake, are making the most strenuous efforts to repel all innovations, commonly alleging tho circumstances of the island as an excuso lor postponing all reiorm and progress. These men, so accustomed to wield tbelr Influence and bridge their wishes with money, have become arrogant with their power. Their political ideas have no basis but that of money, wealth, monopolies, speculation and greed. TUK.SK MONOPOLISTS, The former directors of affairs in this Island wield Immense Influence by their connection with the volunteers, thousauds of whom aro their dependents. Among the straws which indicate this is the recent formation of societies, more or less Bccret in character, where the member is from ths first sworn by solemn oath to resent the presence of a liberal government anil to abjure and forsweak all liberal principles. TUB REPUBLICANS are not backward In their meetings to discuss the present situation anil advocate measures for ite relief. Consequently the reactionists, or conserve tlsts, as tUey style themselves?who In common are united against the pretensions of the republicans^ while perhaps divided among themselves as Can lists and Ailonsists?seek every occasion to man> Host their displeasure against them and eveu to d# them harm. PACTS AND PROOFS FROM PASSTNO KVKNTB. The following events, which have recently oo curred, prove this:? On the evening of tho 30th of last month the Reconl Comit* Hrpul'lirunn (republican comniltteu), while bnldiul a meeting at their rooma In Tenlente-Rey street, notices that a grout) ot Home six or eight persons, outside In tin street, hissed them In a most annoying manner. It wai only due to the prudouee and good senae ot the president Don Jose Here/., that the lilssiuggroup did not receive thell lust deserts. He foresaw the diflfeuitica which would ariss from any disturbance of that nature and the discredit which would be thrown on the republican circles. On the Avenlnif at the first at tnis month the same party, armed with carbines, but in shirt sleeves, and Ui! uoyiiii or (listinnllve t'arllst cap on their heads, made the same attempt at a disturbance in front of the house II Cuba street, where the committee of the Fifth district was holding a meeting, ana, encouraged by their large! number and the possession ot arms, broke ont inti riotous cries, and in the most scandalous manner insulted the meeting by howling against thein the epithets delists," "Petrollstue," "thieves, Ac., accompanied will a storin of hisses, the Committee meantime qmotly em deavoring to continue their discussion. A. crowd rapidly assembled, and the rumor ran on swift feet tbat the "gorrla" or "row" had commenced, bringing more and more excited groups?citizens, half armed volunteer! shouting, "to arms I" until the street tor several square! was blocked up. and it needed but a spark to inflame tin whole mass into a blaze of riot and bloodshed. The Chief of Police and his agents hastened to th? cene, and in order to avoid greater excesses, whick were threatened against the unarmed republican* hut yielding to the cries ot the inob, composed of voluit teers. ordered all of the meeting into arrest, and. lied together In coaplcs, they were marched out of the house and to the Jail, followed by the hooting* and execration! of their enemies; but they were released the tollowtni day. That is to say. thai those who quietly and caimlv were discussing the interests of the Spanish government and ure its firm adheicnts. slept?if sleep, Indeed, thej could?that night within the whIIs of a common .tail wliile tiie provokers of the dlsturtiance. suspected to havl been Carlisle, quietly walked off to take a drink, and U| to the present moment have remained unmolested, witli out being called to account for an act whioh every honorable man, of whatever political opinion be may bq indignantly disallows. It Is also notorious that parties ai young Peninsulars roam the streets at night armed witl thick sticks, seeking opportunities for a disturbance witl republican meetings and member*. Foreigners whoa! business calls tliem out after dark arc becoming alarmed and the carrying of revolvers is becoming general. IM PRISON AND FOR WHAT. Citizen Cnrreras still continues in prison atClenr fuegotf, and Puertas ut the Clnco Villas, both lor ttu nnlieard-of crime of being agents and distributor 01 republican ionrnala. In the common iali of tliii city (Havana) Citizen Hompanero, an editor or the late Trtbuno, languishes tor an offence against i corporation or the State, according to the exprea ston or the Supreme Court, while Kulgano, whot short time since was denounced and arrested ai the Carlist agent in Cuba. passes the slow hours ai his comparatively comfortable quarters in the Can tilla de la Puuta. Such is the * PRESENT STATU OP AFFAIRS, and it is not dtmcult to loresee, that the day leas* expected will bring upon this city a repetition a the Sicilian Vespers, as the minds or all are ex> cited, and has tended to hasten the determiuatto* or the manufacturers or cigars, some to close theil factories, and others to leave only one-fourth a ttieir workmen employed, discharging the r? m,under, such a proceeding will result most la. mentably, as tnls large number of workmeg thrown out or employment and unable to llni bread lor their families, will cause much trouble and It is more to be noted that the tobacco dealer! should discharge their men, at the only time of tin year when the tobacco crop is gathered, 01 whiol the greater part comes to this city. SUDDEN DEATH OF A WOMAN. Her Hatband Arrested on Suspicion. Sergeant Warts, or the Eighteenth precinct, yeg terday Informed Coroner Keenan that Bridget Cosgrovc, an Irish woman, flfty years of age, ha? died suddenly at Ave o'clock this morning at her residence, No. 610 East Sixteenth street, wlthool medical attendance. Her hnahand, Patrick Co^ grove, is held at the station honso on suspicion <a Having cuuseu uer ueuiu uy viuieuce, as ane nan ( black eye. BrIdget Barrett ana Patrick Maguirq living in the same hou.se, are witnesses In the casa The discoloration ol deceased's eye, It ap peared by a subsequent Investigation, was not of recent date, and they had n?4 been known to quarrel seriously (or twt or three weeks past. There aecmed to be little 01 no evidence to warrant the arrest and detention of the husband, who doubtless will be discharged by Coroner Keenan on an investigation of the inah ter. Deceased had been a woman of Intern Qeratl habits, uud doubtless indulging to excess in tiu use of alcoholic stimulants hastened her death. THE WABHIBflTOH MAIL8. Navy Department, i ' Washington, Sept. B, 1IJ73. > To thi Editor or tub Herald:? I am glad your correspondents are writing ni the "Washington Mails flrom Mew York," and 1 hope your editors will help them. The arranga meat has alwsys been bad, bat with the present irregular runntug of trains it has beoome uneis durable. The day express from your city is dut here at 6 M P.M., and the mall, too late for do livery by carrier, is handed to os the next morning at 0:10 or 11 o'ciook, with the mall that leave! Mew York at B P. M. When the until arrives uarij enough we can call and get it at the Post Ofllc^ between ? and 7 P. M., but such has been the case but few times since the troubles began betwees Mcssis Garrett and Scott in reference to trie New York passengers. Mew York papers can be bought of news dealers st the rate or anout f is or |2o pel annnm, without Sunday edition; that can scarcely be obtalnod ol them at any price, hut that would not help matters much, what ought to be Is Jnsl this:?A train from New York to arrive here> aboa 1 o'ciook P. M. At that hour In the day dellveriel by carriers would be promptly made and we would - I j?r j#1,i v<iur th.>rs id nearly time enouirft after the publication of the New YorA .lailles before the departure of r.'ie mall for Waetungton froa your city to make the trip with decent railroad ao coinmodationa. The circulation of New Yor? papers in this direction I* immense; and It eeeinl at though tne preea there oegbt to "preen" the rail road companies to do the fair thing. Yours trniy. K. A. CHUKCtt. PILED BY A FALL. About twelve o'clock on Tneaday night Jamo D age ii. a man thirty yearn of age, fell from tne rod of honee No. S16 Kaat Twenty-fourth atrcet to tM ground ami waa a I moat instantly killed. The polio give the namea of Are persona who can be ? ???* aa witnaaaea Horonai (gtaQp *w aoUfloiL,