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The Mails of the Great Castaway Landed in England. Picked. Up at Sea in a Drifting Boat. [HPECUL CABLE DESPATCH TO THE OEBAL0.] London, April 28, 1874. The nails of the steamship Ameriquo have arrived. They were found in au abandoned boat whioh picked up in latitude 47 degrees north, longitude 7 degrees west, by the bark Assyria, which arrived at Havre on the 27th Lost, from New Orleans. The mails are damaged by water. FRANCE. Anglo-American Reunion in the Cause of Charity. Pakis, April -8. 1874. A bail was given to-night at the crand Hotel lor the benefit of tbe Enslisii Uencrolent Fund. Minuter Washburne and nearly all the members of tbe American and British colonies in raris were present. GERMANY. Prussian Treasury Surplus. Berlin, April -28, 1874. The Prussian Minister of Finance reports a stir, plus of 31,000,000 thalers for 1874. ENGLAND. Falling House* in the Metropolis. London, April 28, 1874. Three buildings In Newgate street lell to-day. Several persons were crushed in the rums. THE ENGLISH TUEP. First Day of the Epsom Spring Meeting? Aldrich the Winner of the City and Suburban Handicap. London, April 28, 1874. The Epsom spring meeting; commenced to-day. The race (or tlie City and Suburban Handicap was won by Aldrich, Minister was second and Oxiord Mixture third. The final betting was 33 to 1 against Aldrich ; 14 to l against Minister, and to to 1 against Oxford Mixture. There wore nineteen starters. The following is a SUMMARY. Tne City and Suburban Handicap or is sovs. each. 10 lorfeit, and only 5 lr declared by noon Jrebruary 3. with 200 sovs. added; the owner of the second horse to receive 50 auvs. out of the stakes; about one mile and a quarter (114 subscribers, thirty-six of whom pay 5 sovs. e:ch). Lord Roseberry's b. c. Alilricli (late The Teacher), by Lecturer, out oj i,ady Lotty, 3 years old 1 Mr. Leiener's b. c. Minister, by Prime Minister, out of Cruc ifixion, 3 years old 2 Mr. Somcrvilie's gr. t. Oxiord Mixture, by Ox ford, out of Irish Belle, by Kingston, 4 years old 3 ACHEEN. Severe Assaults on the Positions of the Dutch Conquerors? Bepntoed with Heavy Lo-ses. ACJTBEN, April 25, 1874, 1 Via The Haoi k, April 28, 1874. ) In the battle of the llth 8,000 natives made a general attack on the Dutch positions, but were unsuccessful at ail points. On the 18th tney attempted to carry the works at the Kraton by asBaait and were driven back with great slaughter alter eight hours' fighting. All the Dutch lorces, with the exception or a garrison of 2,5do men in the Kraton, will return to Java on the 26th lnst. THE MAIL STEAMSHIP NIL. Loss of * French Company's Vessel In the Waters ot Asia?Many Persons Supposed To Have Been Drowned. Yokohama. March 26, 1874. We have just received news of the loss of Mesa geries Company's steamer Nil, oil Cape Id mi, about thirty-six miles from this port. BLOWN ASHORE. The Nil leit Honjj Kong on the 12th lnst. for Yoko hama. On the night or the 20tD, when within a lew miles ol the port, she bocame disabled and was blown ashore. So far no details hove reached us. RUMOR OF LOSS OF LIFE. It is believed that aho had about 150 persons on board, of whom only four are reported caved. The news reached here yesterday, when immediately all available assistance was suut down to Cape Idsu. 8TTLL LATER FROM THB SCENE OF TilF. DISASTER. The following letter, recoived this morning, is all the news we hava thus lar received. It was despatched by one of the lortu uate men who were rescued "The mail steamer, the Nil, sank during the night of the 20th and 2lsr, on the coast ol Irtsu. The ves sel is completely lost, and up to the present there are only lour of us s^ved. We cannot say what has become of Lhe remainder of the passengers und orew. PERSONAL INTELLIGENCE. Albert Bierstadt, the artist, Is at the Brevoort Bouse. A veteran granger is the King of Terrors, who bear;? the scythe. Bishop John J. Williams, of Boston, has arrived at tue Astor House. General Franklin Townsend, of Albany, Is stay lug at the Windsor Hotel. The first veterinary surgeon is supposed to havo been Richard Cure tie Lion. Judge Benjamin R. Curtis arrived from Boston last evening at the Brevoort House. Kx-State senator C. H. Adams, of Colioes, N. Y., is registered at the New York Hotel. Aiicaheny wants J. D. Cameron to take Secretary Richardson's seat In Oram's Cabinet. A. L. Woiir, United States Consul at Frank lor t-on the Main, is at the St. Nicholas Hotel. General Hood is preparing a response to General Joniiston's review of his military career. Colonel <;iiar!es noywood, of the United states Marine Corps, is again at Barnum's Hotel. General H. W. Wessells, United States Army, ar rived yesterday at the Grand Central Hotel. Henry Wutterson, of the Louisville Co urler-Jour na>, has i^artnicuts at the Brevoort House. Captain Rynd, of the feventh Royal Fuslleers, British Army, is quartered at the Kverett House. Lieutenant Commander W. M. Kolger, United States Navy, has quarters at the Hoffman House. Coionel W. B. Keck and Captain W. B. Van Heed, United Status Army, are amou^ the recent ar rivals at tUe Kverett House. Uharles Williams, of Portland. Maine, has been burned out seven times Jnrlng the past year, and ne is now opposed to cremation. Secretary Uichardson Is on s temporary vacation South. A large number of the people would be tilling to gore turn a permanent leave 91 fttwilWv. AMUSEMENTS. ( Italian Optra? Mmiio'i Benefit. I The Academy of Mublc could hardly accommo date more people tbun the audience that attended l*8t night the benefit of one of the most valu* able and painstaking members of the Strakosch troupe, one on whose shoulders has rested a very large proportion of the responsi bility of the season, and one to whom its suc cess it mainly due. We refer to the eminent chef d'orchettre, muzio. Every seat was sold beiore ? Monday noon, and, notwithstanding the Inclement weather, hnndrods were unable to obtain even tolerable standing room, except in the lobbies. The attractions, independent of the natural desire of the ficMtutaol the opera to do honor^o one of its most distinguished representatives, were ample enough to All auy house, despite rain, hall or snow. There wus the second act ol '-William Tell," Verdi's "Hymn of Nations," Meyerbeer's "L'Afrlcaine" (t'.e scene bencuth the mancanilla tree), Wagner's "Lohengrin" (last act), and the toilet scene in Auber's "Fra Dlavolo." The solo artists takiug part ou tins occasion were Mine. Christine Nllsson, Mine. I'aullne Lucca, Miss Annie Louise Cary, Signorl Campanini, Del Puente, Capoul, Nannetti and bcolara. The event began with the peerless overture of "Williuin Tell," played by Muzlo's band, with the general finish and expression in the part of the strings and reeas that ml:ht be looked tar only at hteiuwuy Hall or central i'ark Garden when Thomas takes tne baton. The same may be said of the Introduction to the last acc ol "Lohen grin." The bra?s department la the ouly one in this o cHestra that one can be disposed to cavil at, and that will undoubtedly undergo a reiorni next season. Tue selection irom itos slnl's master work commenced with the grand terzetto, "Allor che scorre de' lorti ilsangue," the characters being distributed us follows:? Arnold, Campanini; Wliuam Tell, Del Puente, and Waiter, Nannetti. The passionate, Horror-stricken utter ances of Arnold, commencing with "Troucar suoi di quell' empio arrtiva," were deliv ered by Campanini with the dramutic lire and vocal etrect tbev demand ed. The gran deur ol the iiiusic, choral and orchestral (worth more than all tiiat ever tne Zukuutt school lias produced), lout nothing in the scene ol tne gather ing oi the i-autous, and cue curtain lell on the first part of the programme amid a torrent 01 applause. ??ext came the "Hymn ot Nations," composed by Verdi tor the World's Fair at London, in whloi Mine. Nil-won sang the solo part, assisted by the entire cliorus. The work embraces in a verv ingenious and very artistic manner the national authems of Gngiauu, France and Italy, and towards the close the two Urst subjects are magnificently worked up, the cliorus singing "God have the <iueen" and the orchestra playing the "Marseillaise." The fail, sonorous voice ot Maie. Nllsson and her exquisite art and finished style appeared to advautage in this cantata. Then JUiss uiry came forward and sang the "?tar Spangled Banner" in such u manner that a unanimous recall Instantly fol lowed. The last act ol "Lohengrin" brought out Nllsson and Campanini to the best advantage, anil i iu the urand duo In tne bridal chamber they Beemed to be unusually inspired lor the occasion. Mme. Lucca appeared in the two best scenes of her extensive repertoire, the dying scene of belica in "L'Airieame," ana tne touet scene oi Zerllna in ??Fra Dlavolo." In both scenes the wonderful voice of the Austrian prima donna, wonderful on account o. its breadth oi tone, thrilling expression and vocal dramatic etfect, called forth the must enthusiast ic applause. The receipts on the occasion at the box office ex ceeded $ti,ooo. It was a just trloute to an accom plished musician and an indeiutigabie director. The programme on Sundav evening next will be even more interesting, as Nllsson and Lucca are to sing the duet, "uuis est Homo," lrom ltossini's ".stabat Mater." It will be the first and last timo that those renowned artists sing together. Musical and Dramatic NotM. The New York Vocal Society (rive their last con cert at Steinway nail on Thursday evening. Theodore Thomas and his orchestra appear this evening at the BeUlord avenue Reformed ohurcb, Williamsburg. Mile, Di Murska appears at the Stadt Theatre, on May 7, as Isabella In "Robert le Dlable," Mile. Pauline canissa undertaking the rOle of Alice and Herr l'tluesrer that of Robert. Torrlanl, Maresi, Frlda De Gebele, Oapoul, Tom Karl, Del Puente, Nanuettl, Mcolara and Sohst unite with Mines. Nllsson and Lucca tn the sacred concert at the Academy on Sunday next. In speaking of the dearth or oratorio singers In this city we are reminded of the admirable vocal organization under the direction of Dr. Damrosch, which is now preparing Handel's "Samson" for May 12 at Steinway HaU. The Hong Kong Times, speaking of Mme. Ara bella GoddarU's concert tn thut cclestial city, says that "she evidenced careful study, intelligent ap preciation and nice discrimination, exhibiting in a marked manner her unrivalled powers as an executant.'* Warm praise, but always deserved, for a pianist whose reputation is worldwide. Wagner's "Rlenzl" has at last been produced at Venice, and although every one concerned did his on her best, It was all in vain. It was not a suc cess ; and if, as was stated, the completion of his "Model Theatre" at Baireuth is at all dependent on the profits derived from the periorm&nce of "Rlenzl" in Italy, a considerable period must probably elapse before that building will be lit to receive the anxious crowds who are expected to All it. On the other hand, the fluctuating fortunes of Wagner's enter prise at Baireuth aje said to be again rising. It is confirmed that the King of Bavaria has opened a credit oi 100,000 florins, and orders have been given to Hoiman, or Vienna, lor toe decoration and to Brand, of Darmstadt, for the Btage carpentry. The plans for the latter are, we believe, not the least interesting of Wagner's innovations. To-morrow evening a dramatic entertainment will be given at Robinson Hall lor the benefit of the "House of the Good Shepherd." This institu tion, established about Beven years ago as a home for destitute orphan children, is sit uated near Haverstraw, on the banks of the Hudson. It is under the the superintendence of the Rev. E. bay, Jr., whose services are entirely gratuitous, and is one of the most deserving of our public charities. The number of Inmates is at present about fifty, although a larger number could be accommodated if means were provided for their support. The institution Is entirely non-sectarian In character and lias tnus far been kept up by private contribu tions. The proceeds of Thursday evening's enter tainment are to be devoted to paying off the debt or $10,000, $6,000 of which has been promised by prominent gentlemen of this city, provided the other $4,000 can be raised. The private theatri cals are undor the patronage or the elite of New York society, and will, no doubt, prove a success, as tho performers are the best amateurs in the city. Mrs. GUIager has also kindly proffered her services, and the affair promises to be the most recherche and brilliant of the season. DECORATION DAY. The delegates from the different parta of the Encampment of the Grand Army of the Republic met last evening at Nos. 18 and 20 St. Mark's place. General E. Jardlne presided. A communi cation was read from E. W. Btirllnghausen de clining his nomination as treasurer, on motion the communication was received and tho resigna tion was accepted. General Joseph O. Plnckney was then elected treasurer. Committees on Fi nance, Printing, Flowers, Academy, Ora tions, Ac., Transportation, Music, Head quarters and Decorat ons were then ap pointed by the chairman. A resolution was adopted empowering the chalrmun and secretary to communicute witu the heads of the citv and military departments In order that members of the Grand Army might obtain leave on Decoration Day. The secretary was also instructed to notify the Police Commissioners and obtain permission to parade on that day. It was also resolved that in vitations should be extended to all military organi zations to participate in the parade. 8T. PETER'S MALE SCHOOL. First Annual Examination. The first annual examination of St Peter's male school, corner of Cedar and Church streets, com menced Monday evening in the Sunday school hall in the basement of St. Peter's church, and will continue till Thursday evening. Last night tho second ciass was examined In Christian doctrine, reading, history, geoarra phy, grammar and arithmetic. Tire examination was principally conducted by Father Michael O'Farretl; but the public present were Invited to also ask the pupils any questions they saw fit re lating to the studies In which they were being ex amined. The school has been in operation but seven months, out the pupils last evening did great credit to themselves and their teachers. Brother Alpheus Is tho principal and Brother Ro land the vice principal of the school, having under them some ten assistants. Average daily attend auce or the Institution Is 720. THE GENERAL TERM CALENDAR, Rochester, N. Y., April 28, 1874. The following is the General Term calendar for Wednesday, April 29 :-Nos. 206, VL W, 90, 197, aw, m 241, 313, 301, m. 2*4. / -V. P0I80HII3 CASE IT PHILADELPHIA. A Saloon Keeper Charged with PoImd lng His Cmlomen for the Pnrpoae of Robbery? Statement of Three of Ilia Victim*. PlTII.ADKLlUU, April 28, H74. A notorious character named Jack McDougal wan arrested In thin city to-day on turee distinct charges of udininist ering poison. He keeps a drinking saloon on Girard avenue, which tor many yearn has beeu the resort ot noted thieves. To-day one U. Carterson appeared before the sitting Aidei man and, in making a charge, stated that be bad "gone to McDougal'a place on the J2d of April and had taken several drinks there. In a remarkably short space of time he became insen sible and was forced to tie down. A heavy slum ber fell upon him and he did not wake up until night. Upon regaining consciousness be lound that bis pocket had beeu picked or a large sum of money; that bis hat had been stolen and even hla boots palled off his feet." Mr. timatiuel Hooper swore tbat ou the 33d of February he had entered McDougal's saloou, and a crowd being in he asked all up to drink. He, himsell, took only soda water. During the after noon he asked the same crowd to drink Ave times, but each time he drank, himself, soda water. As he drank one glass alter another he uoticed tbat McDougal POUKRO SOMETHING IN THH OLASS, but supposed that it was bitters. All at once he became partly unconscious. He staggered out, and though he was rational he did not have the power to use his limbs. Two men immediately overtook, overpowered and robbed bun of quite a handsome sum of money, Gathering hlmseir up as best he could, he went back to McDougal's saloon and Inquired lor blin. He was told that McDougal had Just gone out. The leeling ol unconsciousness seemed to gam upon him and he staggered to a saloon directly opposite. Ho could talk plainly, but bis limbs lie could no longer contiol, and be was car ried about when he left into a heavy slumber. He awoke late the next morning and tried to movo but could not; lie was utterly neipiess. He sent for irlends and they carried liira to uis home, lie became more and more helpless day by day, until he could scarcely move a muscle, aud his position and LIFE BKOAME CRITICAL. A prominent physician was called in. who imme diately said that the man hud been poisoned. The doctor at once administered antidotes and saved his '.lie, but it was over a week before he was able to walk. Patrick News swore that he had gone to Mc Douiral's place, ami. alter taking .several drinks, became absolutely helpless and was thrown out of a side door anil robbed. He was louud by the police aud takea to tlio station bouse. His countenance assumed such a deathly hue and his body was so shaken by convulsions that the police became terriiied aud sent lor a doctor. The doctor arriving, stated that the man bad been poisoned. McDougal was held in $4,000 ball. One of the witnesses against htm states that McDougal has recently visited New York lor the purpose ol doing nil in his power to secure the release of Jim (Jal bert, iu thraldom there. HOBBIBLE OUTRAGE BY A NEGRO. The Perpetrator Captured bjr His Own People? He In Taken from the Officer by a Body of White Men and Shot. Aua hut a, On., April 28, 1874. On Saturday last, near Midville, Burk county, fifty miles from this city, was perpetrated one of those awiul outrages which, fortunately for the credit of humanity, seldom darken the history of this section. The details are given as follows:? An escaped negro convict, who was Bent to the Penitentiary from Chatham county for shooting at another negro and recently farmed oat to work in Washington county, made his appearance at No. 10 Central Railroad about eight o'c.oek in the morning, where lie broke into a negro honse, taking therefrom several articles of clothing. After com mitting this depredation he started dowu the Cen tral Kallroad in the direction oi Savannah. He had not pursued his journey much over a .mile irorn his first unlawful act bclore he met a negro woman, and there commenced A 8K1UE3 OP CRIMES sufficient to cause the blackest heart to throb with shame. After an attempt to carry uito effect a most heliish purpose, and being lolled ue walkeu on. Upon reaching the shanty used lor the workmen ot tne road, he stopped and inquired of a young married lady, the wiie ol one oi the section hands, ior the overseer. She an swered that he and tne hands were down the road at work. Ue thereupon walKed into the house and presented his giui ut her, and she, being unable to resist, was soou overpowered and his designs accomplished. As soon as she could get released from his clutches she ran to a neighbor's house and nave the alarm. COLORED CITIZENS IN PURSUIT. Before an* ol the whites could make pursuit the colored citizens, enraged at his iormer deed of only an hour previous, were following last alter him. He was captured by them near this place and taken before an officer ior a preliminary trial, tne result of which was to bind hiui over, to un swer the grave charges at the next Superior Court to be held in this connty. Tne constable took turn in charge, to convey him to the County Jail, but, beiug unable to take him off on the night train, concluded to wait until the next day. The anger of the citizens was, however, too much aroused for that slow and tedious process of tne law, and about three o'clock Sunday morning twenty armed men went to the place where he was in custody and demanded of J. N. Jones, who had him in charge, to deliver him up to them. Every remonstrance of Mr. Jones being unheeded, and he, seeing a determina tion upon their part either to burn down tue house or have the prisoner, as a last resort yielded him up to them. The negro was then taken to aswamp in the neighborhood of the Ogeechee River aud a vollev of firearms was discharged at him, riddling his body with bullets and causing instant death. No arrests have as yet bceu made of the parties who lynched the negro, nor is tt likely that any will be. THE MPBDEBEB HE1DENBLUT. Governor Hart ran tt Not Yet Signed the Death Warrant? The Condition of the Condemned? Probable Commutation. Philadelphia, April 28, 1874. The trial and death sentence of Heldenblut, the murderer ol Godfrey Kubnk, were fully reported In the Herald columns last January. A lew daya alter the official report of the trial and sentence were forwarded to Governor Harirauft. Since this sentence has been passed the murderer has remained In his ccll, seeing Imt very few peo ple and enjoying very bad hearth. He is iroin one oi the most ignorant sections of Germany, and speaks no English wriatcver. since that ti.uc also Governor Hartranft has tailed to sign the death warrant, und it is said on authority that he will nover sign it. This will really render the penalty ol his crime IMPRISONMENT FOR LIFE. The keepers of the prison regard Heldenblut as a weak minded fellow, dreadfully 11 iterate and uninformed, and sav that he aocs not know the lull enormity or tne crime he has committed. This opinion also Is prevalent at Harrisburg, it is said, and hence It is probable that Heldenblut will escape the gallows. There are two otiier parties iteside him in the prison now whose death sen tences have never been en.orced. BANK AND POBI OFFIOE BOBBED. Arrest of One of the Perpetrators? Des perate Resistance to the Officer. Bridgeport, Conn., April 28, 1874. A despatch from Colllnaviile this morning states that the post office and the savings bank there were broken Into last night, but nothing of any amount was stolen. In the former place only about $10 in change was secured, and In the latter nothing. The safe In the Post Office was attaoked with blacksmith's tools, but it successfully resisted the attempt. The safe in the savings bank has been lound to be all right. Some powder bad been used, bnt to no effect. A bag of burglars' tools was found near the depot in colliosvilie this morn ing. The thieves also stole a horse and buggy from the Collins Company and drove off towards Wolcottvllle. Officers were only thirty minutes Dehlnd them. This morning the police authorities here re ceived a telegram from the scene oi the burglarr, stating that one of the burglars was supposed to have taken the Naugatuck down train irom some point up the road, and they were requested to bo on the lookout. Accordingly officer Arnold, wao Is stationed at tho depot, made active search on the arrival of tne first train down, and seeing a man whom he thought answered tho requirements he made for him im mediately. The lcilow caught rdght of the officer and attempted to escape, and, while beins pursued, drew a revolver and threatened to shoot the officer. He was arrested, atter snapping his pistol once or twico, and now lies in the lockup here. He had on his person a portion of an iron "Jimmy. '* recently broken as II lately used, aud soma $250 In money. He refuses to give his name or any account of himself, and, from a rew words dropped, appears to be an Englishman. His pistol is an English five-barrelled revolver, very handsomely aud substantially made, and carrying a very large ball. The arrested man will have to answer lor attempting to shoot an officer, even If there is nothing to connect him with any other un. awful transaction. He Is about five leet five inches high, a hard-iestured maa, and about twenty-five or thirty years of ago. E80APED FROM 8IN&SINQ. Frank O'Neil, a convict who has been employed in the cooper shop, at Sing Sing Prison, was last night missed from the prison at the hour for lock ing the prisoner* in their several cells. Nothing 1h as vet known of the time or manner of tils ea CAPO MJQftd UM WlttH 9( tfWUlUtloU. THE STATE CAPITAL Mayor Hayemeyer's Communication to the Legislature. HE PROTESTS AGAINST MORE POWER. Continued Contest Over the Supply Bill. THE MONOPOLY BILLS PASSED. ALBANY, Apnt as, 1874. The evont of tbe morning was Major Hare meyer's letter to the Legislature protesting against the legislation contemplated in bis favor. Cawar was called to mind, and Ma vetneyer's de clination of imperial authority compared to *tbe sublime self-abnegation of the great Koman Cap tain in thrice refusing the kingly crown. This sentimental sort o( reflection wax confined to very lew. As a rulo Uavemeyer was cordially damned for bis letter. To break over the traces and act generally like a bull In a cblna sbop was so characteristic ol tbe Mayor that those who knew him were very little surprised at the character of the missive, which is as follows:? Hon. John 0. Kobinson, Lieutenant Governor Nk?- York. April .7. W4. Sik? A bill U now before the Legislature. having t.ren Introduced in both the Senate aud Assembly, by winch it |g proposed to change tne present organic law of this city in one of it* most important- feature*. Under tne chur.?r nil heads ot departments are unpointed on the nomination oi the Mayor anu the continuation of the Board of Aldermen. Tins provision bus always mot with ray entire approval. In mv juugment It is the best saieguard which can lie provided against incompetent or Improper officers being placed In chance ol our public atlairs. My the bill ret'erreJ to it Is proposed, on the eve of the tits olution ot the Legislature, and when it is im possible to trive the matter tnat caretul consideration which its importance demands, to vest in the Mayor the exciusive power ot appointment, therebv depriving the Aldermen ot tne right they uow possess ot cousiduring an I passing upon tbe Mayor's nominations. It has been rumored thai this proposed change in our organic law meets with my approval. The rumor is n pure fabri cation. 1 am emphatically opposed to such change. It is wrong in priuctple, aixl the special purpose tor whlcn it is at present demanded ought to secure Its defeat. To enact Audi a law would be to restoro that system w hich in practice was mini 1 so subservient to tbe worst purposes of tho corrupt ring under the adminis tration of my predecessor. It is too well knowmto need rcpe Itlon trom me that to the operation ol this system is to be attributed the enormous increase In ibe indebtedness an J ut the annual burdens ot this citv under which our taxpayers so severely sutler. As Cluel Magistrate of tins city I should look upon it as a ca amity if tbe Le^islaiure, at the dictation or request ot any political party or set ol politicians, should change the laws ot this city tor tho avowed purpose of furthering tiarfy ends and not the public good. I sincerely trust thai the Legislature will avert this wrong by promptly rejecting tho bib referred to. This communication 1 re aucst that you will cause to be read to the .-enate. A up icate of the same 1 have torwaived to the Speaker, With the request that it he read to the Assembly. Very respectfully yours, W. K. li a VKM K V Kit, Mayor. Despite all this the Senate passed the bill, after a stubborn light on the part ol' the democrats, by a vote of 10 to 12. So power and autocracy are tbrust on the mouest old man of the City Hall, In disregard of Ins protest. j * BOM OP CONTENTION. | On the Supply bill the Conference Committee* Tr thf r &ir8T* dea' ?Ver the dlaP?8ttlon made of the Capitol tommisaiouera. and the probability r tees r? omf* teoellor, who ^D?nce ^mlt virtue oi hard service in the Held anunfvoo(ib* STS MSB having contemplated a aettlement of th^r rt i n*1? eder^ouid^cleariy tSt m? t? u? i", P" as muc" ?""m "? bin i. Bfiii ,nH*K IND, HTRUL exhibition #sss= original lorm, permitting the company without ftnd thr'n- ?h CSt UP0U? to lSHUe $140,000, 000* 01 booda and throw them 011 a foreign market. The ampmi niunt Inserted in the senate required that ?i ooo ouo should be 8UbScrlbeUbeioreqthe i-Huew'ZiiT SSiamlSl"'- "? '???'"? ?? - PlssAOJ OK THR MONOPOLY nil T a passedbya Eft W?0 &enae rttp,d "'aualt bUta nKdo^lS'eS^i a?u?in ?? U??S SKrt Mm! a^uinst their pES8u^6? The/ ivere uifHinHf tun & r pressed wish or the people of the mefrouolii wl??" monstrous m their character In granting ? anchisa< never beiore graDted to an y railroad couiimfiv i violated the rights 01 the people, and would orovn lor them. P?m'CaI deatU ot "e^membSrVoU^ exnreiCi.T/hk1" f,^p,at?lD? w? afflrmative vote, expressed the opinion tuat they consutnton tiS on if practicable schemes lor rapid trauut whiSh 'J, ?een presented. Under them he iw?n?J?5 N?^orlc would secure rapid trans?. bcUeved The fourtu Avenue bill was passed i>t ofTwoLro^o aS? tUe TIUrcl Avenue b' addition B.X^rTrMMaS^bVown'^Kjl'rr.'trr ' ,?cec1l)*r- B"ri. decker, ^hutiuck, hjiuon i ' \v smi% ^chiffer ssw Ajsc- jsasa abuser*? Sftew&r,!;. sr ??-?? Klrk'H hihNtt1HN,N? NKW Y0KK 8THE1T8. vAi.iT 11 * to s'ade ani1 >,llvP Worm street Now ^ork wosmirnod by the Governor. The bill to pave Bank street, between West street and T ?r taenth avenues. Now vork, has parsed i Lh ??-?'*. M"rrfty'? '>"1, to exiend Lewis street from Eighth to Irourreenih, passed the a asemolv *** BILLS PASSKD THR SKNATK. An act amending the act incorporating th#? v?w Sucauon^??oarUgeii, ,r?equl7n* & applications tor license to sell Intoxicating Ul? tune lor beginning u,e wu* structlon ol the road ot the New "or* and iiioh land Suspension Bridge lUiUway CompaSy ? inior" I porn ting tile llarlem saio Deposit com any' af'.h f k,AVokahly hkpoktki. TO T I IK SEN ATR At this stage a lavoraoie report ia equivalent to the passage 01 a bill. J lie following have r. ported to ttie Senate:? Requiring the l-'iirhth av? uue Railroad Company tJ ??fnd their teacks - authorizing the construction of two bndirps SH?iS '?'u? cem'm "property" Eo toe?Norcr? R'Si'iKSS $!Spl?n',V i? Blttr' l?" <*"?* _ SIONID BT TUB GOVERNOR. ?.2 "opplemental charter of the Gilbert El a. vated Railroad was signed to-day by the Governor As the Greenwich street elevated road wants an 2tD?n? iU "*ck alouf Ninth avenuef by re i'.iSbSJS'.n.sjHisur?.''.? As Stnem^yueWhtVe"1! th? flMt oae 8,gaed THANKS TO GRANT. Spencer's resolution, thanking President Grant BI1U went", it fiffyR i.?m bly. The mil to extena ine charte?of the Uarfem and Huiis.<n Canal tompanv was, on inonon of Mr Wright, very properlv killed. Oi those that passed wore the bin extending the time lor the conarrlfp tlon of the New York and Albany KaUroaT to ^ corporate the Niagara Tranait Company ; amending I Flrat^New' vnpJevv/i?ff8UrVlVln* memDcri of the Hrst New York \olnnteers who served in thu h.e5?Y?trii?^ne.lo.rmU,e the a,noaQt to be paid in New Yoik lor certain water rtghta; authorizing the conllnement of convicts in the P?nitPi.tiar? /5 the state; the bin to atuhome the el^enSS telegraph lines by the municipal irovern. tueut of New York; also the steam boiler inspection bill, killed the other night, bnt?mended so as to exempt persons alter paying Inspection expense once trom paying similar expenses also to exempt the property, real and DerHoniii in actual use ot The New *'ork llospUal^KatlU" also providing or assessment of properdin the acquirement of land lor a parade around in th? city of New York; also to amend the charV of New York providing lor the election of Aldermen for the new wards in Westchester count,. The Canal Kun ling bill was reported to the Sen Me. The industrial Exhibition bill was reported Irom the commence Committee, Mr. Fish dissent tnir, and passed, and now goes to the Governor 1 lie senate ameadtnent was stricken out, leavlna nlng 148 *rCd4 * 8W,n<11? M 11 was in the begin THK CANAl appkopriation bill, . . S gooil many of the questionable Items It con tained knootod out, was announced from the Hen ate with amendments. Alberger moved to non concur and a committee of conference was ap pointed. * TH* DAILY Itrnt-TTRR BII.U (s DUbeoker. the loarnea editor ol tuo CKy Urnm, protests against the statement that ne In here to advocate tint passage oi the bill giving certain legal advertising to the Daily Kiylstnr, ol New York. He cuiue here, he says, lor ju?t a contrary purpose. The Unity Krister bill i<t now in the or der oi third reading. It will take considerable advertising I'roiu ihe Times, Kvtmiim J'oet, com mercial Advertiser, Hi?vtn<j MaU and smaller papers of the city, whose name* arc little known KX-WAHI/KN IKAtU'S BILL for suppllos iurnisbed the New York County Jatl was reported irom the Judiciary Committee lor the consideration or the House. KVKN1NU SUASION. Tho evening session of tno. Assembly was nn ustiiilly brief. Over fifty bills were passed, a lew oi which ooncerued the oily ol New York. The Filth Avenue i'uvlng bill passed o y a vote of 65 to 40. Mr. Coughdn denounced it, olaimlng that it con cealed a job of large proportions. The bill to divide TUB KXCISK MONKY among the ohurities of New York was passed by a vote of 73 to 16. Mr. Hlumenthal, with a st.rauge inconsistency. voted against it, while he was in strumental in having ten charities named Id the bill to receive a part of the mouey, und in private was quite enthusiastic In favor oi It. Mr. I'atteu's bill for the better protection of life and limb iu scaffoldings upon new bpildings was lost through the influence or thu builders' lobby. A job to improve Bridge street, Krooklvn, against the wishes of the property holders, was defeated lor the time being. The pracr.ico is so common to reconsider jobs that are once or twice defeated that it is dltUcult to tea when the lite is knocked entirely out of them. NO EXTENSION OF THE SESSION. Speaker Huste J declares that there will lie no extension ol the session beyond Thursday, and tho opinion ot the best informed luoliues the same way. The lobby is active still with all sorts of tricks to secure a prolongation of the time. The democrats, who are not purchased by the lobby, are determined to fight against any extension beyond the UOth, wnethor the Supply bill talis through or note. The Custom Honse jnli to regulate the park and police commissions was reported favorably to the Assembly and will very likeiy pass to-morrow. In the Senate the bill to Increase the IIEAIt UONKY ON EMIGRANTS trora $1 so to $2 was ordered to a third reading. This bill has been very suspiciously manipulated. It is almost three months since it was mtroduced and suddenly, without any warnlug to the steam ship interest, it is resurrected and rusned through as if to cut off all chance ot opposing it. The Uardner Bulkhead Itoad and Warehouse bill, winch was supposed to be in the agony of death, jumped up livelv and actually passed. investigation op thk polick department. In the Senate to-day Mr. booth offered the fol lowing:? Resolved. That a committee of three Senators be ap po.ntrd to iuv?>tl|iut? the toudltloii and wonting ol the en tue system ol the 1'olico Department ol ibu city of New York, wiiii power to send for personi and oapors, to nit durliiK the recess, and reoort to this body the re suit ol ?ucii investigation in the month ot January, loio. Adopted. THK AOADKMY APPROPRIATIONS. The senate, on motion of Mr. Lowery, refused to instruct the conierenco committee on the Ap propriation bill to recede trom the Senate amend ment appropriating $126,000 to the academies of the State by a vote ol 11 to 18. THE MISSISSIPPI OVERFLOW. Additional Detail* of the Flood? Fam ilies Pouring Toward the Highland*? Large Destruction ot the Sugar Cane. New Orleans, April 28, 1874. The captain of the steamer Iberia In his report to-day to Mr. T. Tupper, agent for the Atanapos Mall Transportation Company, says in coming from Bayou Teche to-day took a cargo ol sugar at Oakstown direct from sugar house purgery on the bow of his boat. All the Faussc Point is under water, from seven miles above New Iberia. The water of Orand Lake Is only ISO yards from flowing over the east bank of the Teche. From the Atchafalaya to New Iberia tamtlles ure pouring la irom all quarters aud settling on the high lands. Most of the large plantations are abandoned on the east side oi the Teche. Where 5,000 hogsheads of sugar would have been made, they now only hope to save seed. Portions or the towns of Franklin, New Iberia and St. Martinsville are under water. The water is l unuing over Morgan's Railroad for a distance or about twenty-five miles irom Brashear. The streets oi the latter town are covered with water. Three men were drowned on Monday at the Pearl Hiver crossing of the Mobile and New Orleans Railroad. Superintendent Scranton, of this road, says It will take thirty days to repair the damage caused by the recent flood and get the road In thorough order. The Bteamer Pargond la expected here in the morning. She has I5t> bags of mails shipped at 1 Ylcksburg, and sup osed to include New York dates Iroui the 16th to the 19th. The River Falling?' The Water Abo-re the Highest Ever Known. Monkok, La.. April 28, 1874. The river has fallen an inch and a hall during the past twenty-ronr hours, ami the water is receding slowly in rear or the city. A light shower or rain lell last night, but the weather baa been clear to-day. The steamer Garry Owen, which left Camden at eleven yesterday morning, reports the river falling all the way down. The water above is the hiirheat ever known by two ieet. Planters living below report thirteen miles oi the river front out ol the water between Morri son's and Cuca, but the rear Is all under wu.er. Helow Cuba all is overflowed. The mails lor the East ana West go by way ol Shreveport. No Change In the Condition of the Rail road*. Memphis, Tenn., April 28, 1874. The river is now stationary at this point, with no land visible, except portions of the railroad track, to Madison, Ark., a distance of forty miles, which may be given as the width of the river. There is no change to report iu the condition of the railroads. The Mem pins and Louisville route is still waterbound between Davis and Clarksville, while th- Mississippi Central Railroad is snlt broken between Canton and Grenada. Passengers came through to-day ironi Little Hock liy trau^ler ring at the washed places; but as a swift current of water crosses the track at several points it Is uncertain now ioug communication can be kept up. __ The Signal Office Report. WA8UINUTON, April '.18, 1874. The Signal Service reports for the past twenty four hours show that from St. Paul to La Crosse the Mississippi has fallen slightly, risen a lew inches irom that point to Warsaw, lollen a little between there and Cairo, with an average rise o! one inch below that place to New Orleans, where the water Is now fliteen inches below the high water mark of 1871. From Cairo down as far as Helena the river is bigner than at any previous time during the pres eiu year, but at Cairo it is still six feet below tho high water mark of 18B7 and at Vicksburg seven feet below that of 1862. Tho Missouri is falling steadily tnroughout its entire course, except at Omaha, where it has risen one inch. Tne Ohio has ralien at Pittsburg, risen irom Marietta to Evansville, and taileu thence to its mouth. The greatest ride is at Cin cinnati. where it has been four and a hall feet. The Alleghany, Monongahela and Cumberland have fallen steadily, while the Red River has risen two lncnes, but Is still ten leet below the high water mark of 1840. Discouraging Accounts from Georgia. Augusta, Oa., April 28, 1874. There was heavy rain here to-day. Tho crop accounts (rom the State at large are discouraging, owing to the continuous rain and the overflows. The River Falling? Destitution Prev alent. Monkok, La., April 28, 1874. The Ouachita River at this point has fallen a quarter of an Inch since last night. The report* of the extent of the overflow accumulate from abov> and below. Previous despatches are lully confirmed and particulars might be given to any extent Destitution is very prevalent. Aid from Baltimore. Baltimork, M<i., April 28. 1974. Both branches of the City council passed a reso lution to-day appropriating $25,000 for the roller of the sufferers by the floods in. the Mississippi Valley. The Mayor will, undoubtedly, approve the rssolu .tlon to-morrow. The National Grange Contributes. W AHltlNGfON, April 28, 1874. The following telegram was to-day sent to H. W. S. Lewis, Master of the State Orange ol Louisi ana Washington, D, C., April 28, 18*4. By order of the Lxecutive Committee I send you by express to- night $i,noo lor the beueflt ol the suffering members of our Oraer in Louisiana. O. H. Kl.LLKY. Secretary of National Orange. Contributions from Various Source*. Niw Orleans, April 28, 1874. Among the contributions lor the relief of the sufferers by the overflow are $1,000 from Washing* ton city, $1,000 from Manchester, N. 11.. and $l,ooo from Bath, Me. The Distributing Committee are working energetically, getting off supplies to ail I accessible points in toe overflowed where I siaswiauoe w required. WEATHEB EEPOBT. _ Wak Dri'artkkny ft OrKICl OR THM rilmi HlnNAI, ORKtCRO.} W ASIIINOTON, April a i a. M. j ltobabilitw*. For New Rngland fresh a mi brisK to nortn winds, probaoly lilgU on the ooiut, cloudy wenthw and rain or snow. For tbk Middlr Status rrkhh and name NORTH TO WIWT WINDS AND CI.RAKINO WKATHKl OVBB rUB WKSTRKN PORTION DDKINO TnE MORNIMC AND OVKK THH RAMTKKN POKTION UCK1NO Tea KVBNINO. Cautiouary signals continue at Wilmington, Nor folk, Cape Henry, Baltimore, Cape May, I'ocMa Beach, Atlantic City, Barnegat, Squan Beach, Long Branch, Sandy Hook, New York, New Haven, New London, Wood's Hole, Cleveland. Erie, Buffalo. Rochester and Oswego, and are ordered for Boatoa. The Weather 1b This City Yesterday. The following record will show the changes H the temperature for the past twenty-four hour*, in comparison with the corresponding day of last year, as iudicateil by the thermometer at Hudnut'a puarmacy, Ubbald Building:? 1873. 1H74. 187S. 18*4. 3 A. M 41 as 3:30 P. M 00 at 0 A. M 44 :? 0 I'. M 50 S& U A. M 60 40 UP. IK 63 3* ia m 61 30 12 p. m tti m Average temperature yesterday '&&% Ave. age temperature for corresponding date last year MM THE OBEDIT MQBILIEB SUIT3. A Decree to be Vlled MunUlnln^ the D?> murrera to the Jurisdiction of the Cir cuit Court? An Appeal to the Supremo Court. Nrw Haven, Conn.. April 18T4L Before the United estates Circuit court, in sen> sionin this city, this afternoon, the suits by Wio United States against the Credit MoOilier Company and other defendants were called, in order to lia*a all tlie demurrer*) placed on Hie before the decree of the Court is filed. several deiendauts withdrew their answers ut filed demurrers, and one or two others will proba bly do soto-inorruw. wlitn Judge Woodruff will Sle a general decree sustaining the demurrers to tha jurisdiction, and counsel tor the government wilt immediatiely enter an appeal to the Supreme Court. SUICIDE BY TAKING P0I802T. Bu sines* Troubles the Cause For some days past Mr. Morltz Meyer, a OernuMt gentleman, fifty-two years of age, who lived at No. 403 Kaat Filty-aecond street, has been much de pressed in spirit* in consequence of some buuinaM losses, and nis family and friends seeand wholly unable to restore bis mind to its ac customed cheerfulness. on Monday mora ing Mr. Meyer, as appears, without tfca knowledge of any one, procure^ a quantity oc Curls green and swallowed It. As soon us the Act became known to the ramily a physician was sum moned, and on questioning the unfortunate man ba couiesscd to taking the poison and intimated tbat he wished to die. Kvery possible effort was matte to remove the poison from Mr. Meyer's stomach op neutralize its eflpcts, but without avail, aud death ensued at an early hour yesterday morning. Mr. Meyer, who was a very respectable uentleman, baa lett a widow and three adult children. Coroner Kessler was notified to hold an Inquest. PICKPOCKETS 0N8TREET CAES Five Thousand Dollars fbr a Ride on I Rear Platfbrm. Mr. B. Beansch, of No. 76 St. Mark's place, plained at the Central Office last evening that his pocket had been piaked during the afternoon and $5,000 in money stolen. He said he was riding mp town on the rear platform of u Third avenue car ? he did not know the number? when he was robbed. There were at the time about ten other persons on the platform, so that he nad no idea how or by whom he was plundered. Captain Irving kaa taken charge of the case and has sent deteoUvea alter the thieves. The Gang of Seven on the Second Ave nue Line. Nkw York, April 28, IST4. TO TBI Editor op thr Ukrald:? Last evening a citizen of Brooklyn while return ing home irom New York wan surrounded by seven men on the front platform or a Second avenue oar. One or the party effected his entrance Inside and would not allow the above-mentioned gentleman to enter, while the other six attempted totob him. Had it not been tor the kind interference of n Htrong elilerlr gentleman, unassisted as the per son attacked was by the driver or conductor, the circumstances might have proved disastrous. After this occurrence "the gentleman" was con gratulated on his escape by several eye-witueaneaw and through this column of your paver wishes to acknowledge his thanks to tlie trleud who ren dered his assistance so willingly, und who had beeu similarly treated. Roping this uote may warn others against *-tl? party oi seven" who have been noticed previously, and that if assistance is necessary it may be offered by conductors, I remain yours, respectfully. GITlZJUf. BASE BALL NOTES. To-day, weather permitting, the first ohampton- . ship game of the season in this vicinity will be played on tne Union grounds, Williamsburg, tfen contestants being the Atlantic and PhiladelpMn nines. To-morrow the Mutuals and Phlladelphians play on the same grounds. MAILS FOE EUBOFE. The steamship Calabria will leave this port on. Wednesday for (juccnstown and Liverpool. The mails for Kurope will close at the Post Offlqp at half-pant twelve o'clock P. M. Tub Nkw York Hkiialo? Edition r?r Rarr>p?-? will be ready at hall-past eight o'clock in tfca morning. hinglo copies. In wrappers for mailing, si*. ' cents. ' A.? For a First Class Dress or Ran^itfs If AT go direct to the manured urer, E8PRN3CHEED, IM Nassau street. A.? Intelligent Persons Won't Haflhr the torment* of .-prions or horrible grip of "flngecpadr* now the comfortable ft LAST tC TRI'S-v tiH3 Drusdws.v. toon cures rupture. I.a<lie* don't use ate el bawds tar garters. _ A Lost Art of the Caesars Restored? Augell's Hot Air Roman Rath*. 61 Lexington svenae, appetlws and invigorate* before breakfast. retYeehes itml vitalizes before dinner, xootiics and trsn<)Uili?es before rettrlnu Ladies, day ami evening; gcntlemeuavery day and all uight. _ A Great Medical Discovery .?Constipa tion enred without medicine. The remedy sent, posfc free, for ??*.. or apply to Dr. BACKKl'T. I r* W a verier place. New York, if not snUstactory money returned. A? The Leading "Spring Style** af GENTLEMEN'S HATS Is TtNOX^s, >13 Broadway. A Special Meeting ot the Mew Yortt Liquor Dealers' Protective I'nlon will be held at Masealc Hall, Thirteenth street. Third and Kourth avenues, oa Wednesday evening, April 29, at 8 o'oioufc. All members are urgently rauucsied to attend. M. u. uinaBVM. secretary. Batrlielor'a Hair Dye la Splendid.? _ Never tails. EstaMlshed 37 years. Hold and properly applied at BATCUELOR'S Wig Fnctccy, 1? Bond St.. N. t Dr. Fitlev'a Rheamatle Remedy Cam Rheumatism. Neuralgia sad Neiwus Diseases; legal contract to cuce or refund money. 21 .fohtt street. ? Dyspepsia and Diseased lilvrr, Reialt* ^it from nabl ual indulgence ia alcoholic stimulants, promptly cared hy Dr. SHARP'S SPECIFIC and morttd m NUKJR, S.1ft Fourth avenue, corner Twenty -flRh St. For the Library? Superior Leather Osv? red so/as. Arm and Side Chairs, en suite or In slacla ieces; solid and richly carved Bookcases, lisarstariss. rabies, Ac. HERTS Jt CO.. MS Broadway, opposite aleveath street. Holer <Si Co., Painters. 9f Daas* Street. New York, ratent Wire Signs; OeM Lettering. Wcenbs. per foot; Net Banners Carved and SMMS Mans. Treating the Wrong Disease Many times wonieu call upon their ^?^^P^^rsdciaaMfc one with dyspepsia, another srlin palpltauoft, . aflosner with trouble ol the breast, another with >a*B_ ."HL,? there, and in this way taey alj present alike to tacaa selves and their ?asy-fo4ag sad lad 18* rest tt." srste snd distinct diseases, for which, he pryanys_ Ma pills sal potion*. sasamlng thsss to be ?ucn. waaa.ns when the -nnferlnif pa 'Isitts are no bewer In ftMM. baa p agfcgr 'Sftftitt 8SftB"ir. ssfSsrs tssft "iCSa Miss Lortnda E. St Clair, Shade, Athens oouatr. 0-&,R.,'vVr"iZ Buffalo, W. T.? Tonr Farortte IVj scription Is werking siraost like a miracle on me. 1 asa better already than I have been lor orar two year*" ?Yom Kile A Sohalsr. Xanesville. Ind., Aug. & wl>~ . ?Dr. Piuca 1 received the medlome ye a sent me > aad began using it Immediately. As a remit of tM MM mont i leeiWter than I have lar three war*.' HK'rou Mrs. John K. Ilamilin, (Mail. 1U.. Ma rod 19, IW*: H-ur rata;*? The Kavortts Prescription Uasdooa tan. fraud. Which 1 am thankful lor."