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tion discover some means whereby Che evils of
pauperism in all time to come shall be pro
vided against
A Tempest la the Law Department
Teapot?The Beauties of Reform.
A tempest is raging in the teapot of the Law
Department of the city government Mr.
John H. White, the attorney for the collection
of arrears of personal taxes, has been re
moved trom that office by the head of the Law
Department, Mr. E. Delafield Smith, but re
fuses to accept his dismissal, and claims the
right to retain possession. The Corporation
Counsel has, however, appointed General
Alexander W. Harvey to the position, and
General Harvey is recognized by the Receiver
of Taxes and by the Comptroller as the regu
lar incumbent The power to remove Mr.
White is claimed by the Corporation Counsel
as a corollary of the power to appoint con
ferred by the city charter, subject, however, to
that clause of the charter which provides that
"no regular clerk or head of a bureau shall be
removed until he has been informed of the
cause of the proposed removal and has been
allowed an opportunity of making an ex
planation." But as to the "cause" necessary
to warrant a removal the legal luminaries of the
oity government are at loggerheads. Tho Cor
poration Counsel claims that his own opinion
as to what the public interosts require is
cause sufficient, while tho contumacious at
torney insists that the removal must be for
cause connected with his official conduct, and
not at the mere whim or caprice of the ap
pointing power.
So far as the material point, at issue
jg concerned, there ? seems to be little
doubt as to the power of the Corpora
tion Counsel to remove the attorney for
?the collection of arrears of personal taxes
and to appoint another in his place whenever
and as often as he may please, although on
grounds which are overlooked in the present
controversy. The attorney in question is not
made the head of a bureau under the law or
any other municipal department. To the
Law Department is giveu "the charge and
conduct of all the law business of the Corpo
ration and its departments and of all law
business in which the city of New York shall
be interestedand section 36 of the
charter contains the following provi
sion :?"No officer or department, ex
cept as herein otherwise provided, shall
have or employ any attorney or counsel;
but it shall be the duty of the Law Depart
ment to furnish to every department and
'officer such advice and legal assistance, as
counsel or attorney in or out of court, as may
be required by such officer or department;
and for that purpose he may assign an at
torney to any department that he shall deem
to need the same,* and may appoint the at
torney for the collection of personal taxes."
This appears to place the attorney for the
collection of arrears of personal taxes on the
same footing as any other attorney from time
to time assigned to a department deemed to
need his services, and the claim of Mr. White
that he is entitled to hold office continuously
until removed for official misconduct does not
seem tenable. As both the removed and the
newly appointed officers are tally competent
to discharge the daties of the position
the people have very little interest
in the controversy, so far as its per
sonal character is concerned. But there is
a scandalous and disgraceful story connected
with this squabble which well illustrates the
character of our "reform" city government.
The position of attorney for the collection of
arrears of personal taxes was admittedly
pledged to a member of Assembly, and was
only temporarily filled by another person
until the member should be qualified to hold
it by the expiration of his legislative services.
Mr. White, it is true, insists that he refused
to accept the position with any conditions, but
the above fact is not to be disputed. The im
mediate cause of Mr. White's removal was,
however, the offence of having made a speech
at a public meeting in favor of the Riverside
Park improvement, which was objectionable
to Comptroller Green. Mr. White states that
he was told by the Corporation Counsel, "You
should have known that you would not hold
the office after that speech ; I am obliged to
act in harmony with the Comptroller, and you
incensed him by attending that meeting." So
that it appears no public officer, however com
petent, cau be suffered to hold office if he
offends Mr. Green?at all events, when his ap
pointment and removal are in the hands of
those who desire to "act in harmony with
the Comptroller."
PERSONAL' INTELLIGENCE.
Oliver Ames, of Boston, is at the Windsor Hotel.
Burgeon G. F. Winsiow, United States Navy, Is at
thsAstor House.
"Private Daizell" has taken to lecturing on
"lying and s ealing,"
Congressman W. W. Wiltshire, of Arkansas, is re
Siding at the tit. Nicholas Hotel.
judge Henry R. Selden, of Rochester, has apart
ments at the Metropolitan Hotel.
Colonel George A. Forsyth, of General Sheridan's
staff, is at the Fifth Avenue Hotel.
General S. li. Oliphant, United states Army, has
quarters at the Metropolitan Hotel.
Ex-Governor Onslow Stearns, of New Hamp
shire, is staying at the Windsor Hotel.
Ex Mayor Morton McMichacI and his ion Wil
liam McMichael, or Philadelphia, are at the Albe
marle Hotel.
Scfior Don Antonio Flores, Minister from Ecua
dor at Washington, arrived last evening at the
Astor House.
Mrs. Barley, aged ninety-three, mother of
twenty-one children, died last Saturday week In
Winchester, Vs.
Colonel James H. Jones, of the United States
Marine Corps, is among the recent arrivals at the
Windsor Hotel.
Congressman Ralney, of South Carolina, has
purchased a summer residence In Windsor, six
miles from Hartford, Conn.
A man in Jollet, ill., nas kept a lot of potato
bogs eight months in a bottle, and finds, to bis
'wonder, that tney are Jolt-let.
Robert Haley, lather of the Paterson (N. J.) City
iCIerk, was thrown irom a train on the Erie Rail
way yesterday and seriously injured.
Bishop Martin Von Psderborn, according to the
VoUcsztUuitQ of Berlin, has to either pay $S,400 by
the end of May, fines for contempt, or go to prison.
Coont Andrassy, of Vienna, explains his omis
sion from the Austrian Red Book of his despatches
on the Eastern question. He says prudence ior
bade their publication.
M. Dellgny-Dar and several fellow weavers of
St. Menges, France, having sent to England a
wreath to be placed on the tomb of Napoleon,
M. Edmond About, in his jonrnai, ridiculed their
?action, and while saying mat their motives were
not pure, he mentioned M. Deligny-Day personally.
That gentleman tell himself outraged, and applied
to a court, which judged that lie had been dam
aged in his honor, and should be repaid lor his
fiuffsrlngs with 100 iranca.
FRANCE.
The Ministerial Crisis Maintained
to Midnight
MACMAHON FORMS A CABINET.
The New Ministers?Their Names
and Office of State.
Versailles, May 22?P. M.
Tbe crisis In the Ministry continues.
MscHshon About to Solve the National
Difficulty.
Versailles, May 22?4 P. M.
Further combinations entered Into to-day for
the formation of a Ministry having failed Presi
dent MacMahon has decided to form one himself.
English Reports of the Situation?The
Governmental Alternative.
London, May 22?Evening.
Special despatches from Paris in relation to the
Ministerial crisis are conlused and contradictory.
The rimes' despatch saya:?The Caotnet intends
to give the Assembly the option or acceptance of
its programme or dissolution.
A Ministry Constituted?The Mew Coun
cillors ot State.
Paris, May 22, 1874,1
Via London - Midnight. J
A Ministry has been finally constituted as fob
lows:?
General de Clssey, Minister of War and Vice
President of the Council.
Duke Decazes, Minister of Foreign Affairs.
M. de Fourton, Minister of the Interior.
M. Pierre Magne, Minister ol Finance.
M. Eugene CaiUaux, Minister of Public Works.
M. Louis Grlvart, Minister of Commerce.
Viscount de Cumont, Minister ol Pabllo Instruc
tion.
M. Adrlen Tatlhand, Minister of Justice.
Tbe Marquis of Montalgnac la appointed Minister
of the Marine.
SPAIN.
Sharp Fighting 'for the Possession of a Strategic
Point
London, May 22, 1874.
A despatch from Bayonne says engagements
take place dally between the Carilsts and repub
licans tor possession of the heights commanding
Bilbao.
It is claimed that the Carilsts have gained some
successes. ,
GENERAL CONCHA'S ADVANCE.
General Concha has entered Vittorla.
Citizen Volunteers Surprised by the
Carlists.
Santander, May 22,1874.
The Carilsts have surprised ana surrounded a
detachment of volunteers near this city. The
republicans, at last accounts, held out and relief
had been sent them. Great excitement prevails
here, as the men In danger ail belong to this place.
ENGLAND.
Aristocratic Gilt to American Sailors?Mercan
tile Failure?Parliamentary Elections
Annulled?Storm in London.
London, May 22,1874.
? The Countess of Aberdeen lias forwarded $1,600
to the American Seamen's Society of Boston, to
be used lor the purchase of books.
FAILURE OF MERCUAKTS.
Oppenholm A Schrader, mercbauts, have failed.
Their liabilities are estimated at $3,000,000.
BRIBERY AND INTIMIDATION AT ELECTIONS.
The Parliamentary election in Durham has been
anuuiied on account of bribery and the election in
Galway on account of the intimidation of electors.
STOltM IN THE METROPOLIS.
At this honr (h&lf-past four P. M.) a heavy thun
der storm, accompanied by sharp lightning, pre
vails here. This is the llrst rain that has lalien for
some time.
WEATHER REPORT.
The weather in England continues unusnally
dry.
THE FRANCO-AUSTRIAN DUEL
Wounding the Wrong Man?Metternioh Mow
the Sufferer.
London, May 22, 1874.
The Telegraph's special despatch irom Paris
asserts that Prince Metternlch, not the Duke do
Montebelio, as announced yesterday, was slightly
wounded in the duel between the two persons.
NAVAL INTELLIGENCE.
The Ttconderoga Off for Key West.
Fort Monroe, Va., May 22, 1874.
The United States steamer Tlconderoga, Captain
Renshaw, from Norfolk for Key West, dropped
down to. tho roads to-day and Is anchored off the
tort. She will proceed to-morrow.
Savsl Orders.
Washington, May 22, 1874.
Lieutenant Commander Q. C. schultz has been
detached irom the New York Navy Yard and
granted leave; Passed Assistant Engineef E. H.
Greenleaf has been detached from the swataraand
ordered to tue Bureau of steam Engineering.
PROM UTAH.
Action of the Supreme Court on the Gu
bernatorial Question?Reported Mur
der by Indians.
Salt Lake Crrr, May 22, 1874.
Tbs Supreme Court has decided to recognize
B. L. Duncan, the appointee or the Governor, as
Territorial Marshal, Instead of McAllister, elected
by the Legislature: and also that Probate courts
had no right to giant divorce.
A report is in circulation that twenty-three
miners have been murdered by Navljo Indians on
the Levler River, but the tact is not established.
The monster sea serpent whicn inhabits Bear
Lake lias been seen again lately by a Mormon
bishop.
THE M'OOOI MURDER TRIAL
Yankton, Dakotah, May 22, 1874.
In the Wlntermute case today eight witnesses
for the delenca were examined. Their evidence
relates chiefly to the number oi shots Bred.
While witnesses lor the prosecution state that
four shots were tired, the witnesses to-day say five
shots were tired, und some had the impression
that another was tired outside the door.
A FATAL RAILROAD ACCIDENT.
Cincinnati, May 22, 1874.
Last night an accommodation train on the To
ledo, Wabash and Western Railroad was thrown
from the track, near Wabash, lnd? by a broken
wheel. Mrs. Swift was instantly killed, Mrs. Rob
bins was sugtuly injured and ner tniaut sou's
skull iractured. Brakoinan Page was latally in.
lured and Conductor Midge injured in the back.
Other passengers were slightly hurt.
QUARANTINE FEES AT NEW ORLEANS.
New Orleans, May 22, 1874.
Judge Bradley, of the United States Circuit
Court, ou application issued an order to-day re
straining the Board of Health irom collecting quar
antine lees irom vessels in accordance with a
recent decision of the United states supreme
Court, wheroiu it was held that such lees imposed
by the United states are unconstitutional.
THE DROWNED AMERICANS.
Statement from the Scene of the Casualty in
Bwltzerand.
London, May 22. 1874.
The names of the young American students
recently drowned In Lake Geneva, near Lausaune,
aro now given as William Woodbury, John Crane
and James Crauo.
Wiuiam Woodbury was a son of the late (leneral
Woodbury, United States Army. *
AMUSEMENTS.
Wallaek's Theatre.
One of those genuine old comedies which always
receive lavor with tue public was presented at this
bouse last night to a very crowded audience.
Colman's "Clandestine Marriage," though per
haps not one or the most brilliant or the old
comedies, exhibits the characteristics of our fore
lathers, their stateilness and pomposity with as
little as possible or the somewhat loose hamt of
speech that they too frequently cultivated, it Is
somewhat verbose, and a lew passages might be
cut down with advantage for modern representa
tions without lnanytnlng spoliilfe the value or the
interest of the play. What makes an old comedy
at Wallaek's so delightful is tho care bestowed on
its preparation?the fidelity of the costumes and
accessories, combined with the talent of the prin
cipal artists for the delineation of such characters
as Lord Ogleoy, Canton and Mrs. Heidelberg. It
would be difficult, 1! not impossible, in any other
theatre where the English language Is used to
Set two actors capable of tilling tne two rOlea of
ord Ugleby and Canton in tne same quiet and
thoroughly artistic manner with whicn they were
represented last night at Wallaek's. Mr. Gilbert
seems to have been specially created to hand
down to younger generations a vivid arid
lifelike picture or the gouty old tops or
the past, and had photography existed In
the days or C'olman ana Gurnck we could scarcely
have had better or more fluishea pictures of
the Lord Ogleoys of their day than the port
raiture given by Mr, uilbcrt last night. John
Brougham, ever brimming over with run, gave an
exquisitely humorous sketch ot the roiruish bwiss
valet, aud Mine. Pouist one oi her usual strong
Interpretations in tue rOle of Mrs. lleinelberg. She
brought out into prominent but not offensive re
lief the vulgarity ol that remarkable person.
Miss Uoldrhwaite as the distressed Fanny Ster
ling won the sympathy of tne audience
at once, This lady's acting is improving, aud with
so lair a lace she ought to make quite a sue
cessiul heroine. Mr. Beckett as Brush,
Mr. Arnott as Loveweil and Miss Lewis us Miss
Sterling were effective, as usual, This pleasing
comedy will be played until Tuesday, wheu It will
be withdrawn to mate way lor "Fate."
Booth's Theatre.
Mr. John McCullough appeared as Jack Cade at
Booth's Theatre last night. He played iho part i
with ihat Intelligent and earnest manner which j
has characterized all his performances In this city.
Perhaps Mr. McCullough was too earnest in his j
endeavors, lor he perceptibly strained his voice {
throughout his performance, and towards the end
of the play his vocal power was much diminished.
There Is much excuse for this error of
Mr. McCullough to be found In the senti
ment ol the play in wnich he performed.
The dramatist throws a glory around Jack Cade
which prosaic historians have refused to depict.
He makes the mau, wno history tells us was an
Irish adventurer, to be an embodiment of ail tue
virtues that are not opposed io the relentless pur
suit oi vengeance, aud lie gifts Jack Cade witn
almost tne eloquence oi Mirabeau. For the sake
of making the character ol dramatic worta, haw
ever. he had to do the latter. In the play, then,
Jack Cade is a character that must charm
the strong wutcd and urnwny, and Mr. McCuliuugn
has both brawn aud intelligence. In his act
ing he commends the Irish leader of the Kent
ish commoners to his auditors in a way thai must
make them sympathize with Jack Cade. Through
out, Mr. McCullough's performance was marked by
manliness and Intelligent sympathy with the man
and the cause he represented. It is to be regret
ted that an actor so lair as Mr. McCullougu is
should find almost continual hindrances in the
persons who snonld support and keep him in
strength, as ne did last night. Miss LUlle was,
beside Mr. McCullough. the only capable performer
in the play.
Naitcal and Dramatic Notes.
The first matlnde of "Oliver Twist" will be given
this afternoon at the Filth Avenue.
O. W. Middleton will open on Monday night, at
the Bowery Theatre, In bis own play, "Bred in the
Bone." Mr. Middieton has made some reputation
on the Pacific Slope.
At the testimonial benefit to Professor Herr
mann, at the Academy of Music, he was presented
with a massive watcn and chain, handed to him
fastened to a wand of flowers.
The Lyceum opens this evening with the French
company from New Orleans. The opening pcrlorin
ance will be "Frou Frou." A crowded audience
may be looked forward to at this bouse.
THE FIFTH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT.
Card flrom Congressman W. R. Roberts.
New Yobk, May 20, 1874.
To the Editor of the Herald:?
In the Herald or the 16th Inst. It Is Intimated
that I will probably be a candidate lor Congress
at the next election. Permit me to say through
the Herald to my constituents what 1 have long
since privately stated to my iriends, that under no
circumstance will I be a candidate lor a third term
In Congress; neither am I a candidate lor any of
fice whatsoever. Very truly, yours,
WILLIAM B. ROBERTS.
CRUSADERS ARRESTED AND FINED.
Hillsboro, Ohio, May 22, 1874.
The crusaders reappeared to-day In large num
bers, and while conducting services in front
of a saloon were arrested and taken
to the Central Police Station. Their ar
rest caused considerable excitement, attracting
an Immense crowd. The hearing resulted in two
of the most prominent ladies being fined $25 each
and a gentleman who accompanied them (50 and
costs. The fines were paid under protest, and an
appeal will be made to a higher court.
THE HERESY TRIAL.
Movements of Professor Swing?The Ac
tion of His Congregation.
Chicago, 111., May 22, 1874
Professor Swing arrived at home to-night irom
Oxford, Onto. From friends who have conversed
with him since his return It Is learned that he Is
firm in his determination to withdraw irom the
Presbyterian Church.
A meeting of the Fourth Presbyterian Church
will be held to-moirow evening, when, It Is under
stood, the question of adherence to their pastor
will be decided. There Is a great difference of
opinion among the friends of Professor Swing in
regard to the step he has taken, and, while many
sustain him, there are many more wno openly ex
press their regret at his action.
HENRI R0CHEF0RT COMING.
San Francisco, May 22, 1874
The mends of Rocherort state authoritatively
that be has departed overland for New York.
A MURDERER EIEOUTED.
San Francisco, May 22, 1874.
Thomas Schooley, the murderer of Henry For
man, was hanged at Victoria to-day.
AN INFERNAL MACHINE IN TURKEY.
A Diplomat Dangerously Wounded by
the Explosion.
[From Qalignanl's Messenger, May 8.]
An extraordinary event has just occurred at
Constantinople. Dlmitri Arlstarchl Bey, formerly
Secretary of Embassy, was staying on a visit at
the house of his relative, Savfet Pacha, Minister of
Public Instruction, when one day, while the former
was ont paying some visits, a stranger, dreesed In
European costume, drove up In a cab and leit for
htm a box and two letters, one of which contained
the key, and announced mat what he had brought
was a present irom the Metropolitan of Adrlanople.
Aristarchi ou his return home opened the en
velopes, a paper in one of them stat
ing mat the box contained some lino to
bacco. But scarcely hud he begun to turn the
key when s tremendous explosion took place. He
was knocked down In a terrible state, the win
dows were blown out, the celling shuttered and
the lurmture set ou Are. In fact, the whole house
was shaken to its foundations. The flames were
at once extinguished and Aristarchi conveyed to
his own house, where he lies In a very precarious
state. Even should his hie be saved in ail proba
bility be will be perlectly blind, as his face is
nothing more than one large wound, and his
hancs and many parts of his body are most se
verely burned.
No trace has, as yet, been obtained of the per
petrator of tills atrocious deed. He is supposed
to have been disguised, as the servants who saw
him state that his hair was In long ringlets, he
had a thick, white beaid, and that he wore blue
loaetieisL
UNITED STATES NATAL ACADEJTT.
Opening of the Annnnl Examination.
Annapolis, Md? Mar 20, 1874.
To-day witnesses tbe conimenceinent of the an
nual examination at the United States Naval
Academy.
Tne Board of Visitors arrived at half-past ten
o'clock, and at a quarter past eleven were presented
to all the officers of the Academy, who were in
full uniform. Tbe Board then received a salute
from the company of marines attached to the post,
while a salnte of Ofteen suns was tired. They then
Inspected and reviewed the midshipmen organ
ized as a battalion of light artillery, with twelve
light 12-pounder navy howitzers, under command
of Lieutenant Simonds, United states Navy. At the
conclusion of the review, which, by the way, was
very line, the members of the Board, accompanied
bv Admiral Worden, Superintendent of the Acad
emy; Commander Breese, Commandant of Mid
shipmen, and other officers, proceeded to make
a tour of the institution. This afternoon the Board
will organize, and to-morrow the examination
will begin and be continued according to the fol
lowing programme
FKOUKAMMB OP ANNUAL KX ANIMATION, COMMENC
ING MAY 20, 1874.
Cadet Midshipmen?First Class.
First day?Light.
Second day?l.aw and navigation.
Third day?Navigation and Spanish.
Fourth day?Steam.
Fifth day?seamanship and navigation.
second class.
First day?Naval tactics.
Second day?Seamanship.
Third day?Mechanics and seamanship.
Fourth day?Astronomy ana seamanship.
tilth day?Ordnance and French.
Third Class.
First day?Seamanship.
Second day?Chemistry.
Third day?Analytical geometrv.
Fourth day?Khetoric and French.
Filth day?Seamanship.
Fourth Class.
First day?French.
Second day- Algebra.
Third day?English.
Fourth day?Geometry.
Fifth day?History.
Cadet Engineers?First Class.
First day?Steam.
Second day?French.
Third day?Mechanics.
Fourth day?Electricity and chemistry.
FUth day?Steam and chemistry.
Second Class.
First day?Descriptive geometry.
Second day?steam.
Third day?Analytical geometry.
Fourth day?steam and French.
FUth day?Steam.
PRACTICAL EXERCISES.
Forenoon?Seamanship (sails), Infantry and
light artillery, seamanship (spars), great guns and
target practice.
Aiternoou?Naval tactics, fencing, steam and
slguals.
The above programme affords an excellent in
sight into the character of the course 01 studies
pursued at our Naval Academy?the first and
most complete institution 01 its kind in the world,
and one of which ail Americans should be proud,
lor it suppllies our navy with a corps of ofilcers
with which, as a body, the naval otticers 01 no'
other nation can compare. It should be stated
that many of the studies actually pursued at the
Academy do not uppcur on this programme, as
they are completed during the first term and are
disposed ol at the semi-annual examination, held
in February.
As a con-equence of the commencement of the
examination, the staid and venerable city of
Annapolis and the charming grounds or the
Academy are again enlivened by the annual influx
of anxious mamuias, doting sisters and loud sweet
hearts 01 the members or the graduating class.
Long strolls along the winding works in the early
twiilgnt are now the order 01 the day, and not a
lew 01 the emoryo naval heroes seem In imminent
dancer ol launching their barks on the troubled
waters ol matrimony as well as on the untried
seas of active uaval Ilia, llut old stagers know
that there Is little to be apprehended irom theso
apparently alarming symptoms: for, it tne truth
must be told, the midshipman is a flirt bv nature
and by tradition, and muses love on principle to
every pretty girl he sees. I trust the dear creatures
understand this, lor it will save them many a
heartache. Naval officers are said to make good
husbands, and they are certainly popular In the
matrimouial market just at present; out they are
not reoruited iroin the ranks of the midshipmen,
"at least to any great extent."
Among the members 01 the graduating class
this is, of course, a season of great excitemeut.
In a very lew days their four loug years of study
and confinement will be brougnt to an end. aud
each waits Impatiently lor the coveted diploma,
that he may appear a full fledged graduate, lu all
the glory or a loug-talled coat aud shoulder straps,
aud bid adieu to the joys und sorrows ol a stu
dent's Hie forover. Yet when the moment lor
sundering all their academic ties actually arrives
not a lew will find feelings of keen regret mingled
with their exultation; aud many a time hereaiter,
as they stand their stormy mid-watcues. tney will
think kindly ol tneir Alma Mater, and realize that
the old place wasn't wholly bad, alter all.
Noticeable among the strangers who now
throng the Academic grounds are the young civil
ian aspirants lor naval honors who are awaiting
tne advent of the 6tn oi June to present them
selves lor examination for admission to the Acad
emy. They are daily to be seen gazing open
mouthed at tne drills, or, under the convoy of
some Irtendlr fourth class man examining with
breathless admiration the models in tne seaman
ship aud gunnery rooms, in their eyes a lourth
class man is an august being aud a first class man
little less than a iiemi-god; and, by the way, the
patronizing air assumed by a lourth class man,
when he gets one of these aspirants In tow, Is
very amusing, lie here fluds ample field lor the
display ol the vast score oi naval knowledge ac
cumulated during his long experience of eight
months In the service, and he makes good use or
the opportunity. He discourses learnedly on sea
manship, guuuery aud navigation; he criticises
severely the qualifications ol the various instruc
tors, especially the aoillties of the officers as sea
men. and he is ready with a proiouud opinion upon
any subject connected with the naval service,
from a percussion cap to a broadside Iron-clad.
For an uucompromisiug critic commend mo to a
lourth class man.
The United States ship Constellation arrived
here on Monday, and now lies in the stream in
readiness to take the midshipmen on the summer's
practice cruise as soon as the examination is
ended. She Is a fine specimen ol the old-lashioned
sailing sloop-oi-war, and, iresh irom the Navy Yard,
looks very taut aud trim. Many uaval oillccrs of
rank and experience think It a doubtful policy to
seud the midshipmen on their practice cruises In
such ships as tne Constellation. The experience
tnov gain In that way is doubtless valuable to
them, but It is thought by many that the time
would be more profitably spent on board a steam
sloop, wnere they would become lamiliar with the
class ol ships that they will have to handle after
graduating, rather than with the old-lashioned
sailing ships, which are rapidly disappearing irom
the service.
The following is a list of the officers of the Con
stellation for the summer's cruise
Commander? R. R. Breese, commanding.
Lieutenant Commanders?V. il. Cooper, execu
tive officer; P. F. Harrington, navigator; A. 0.
Caldwell, John Schouler.
Lieutenants?Asa Walker, W. H. Brownson, K. D.
F. Ueald.
Surjeon?James H. Tlnkhnm.
Paymaster? Daniel A. Smith.
The following is a correct list of the Board of
Visitors:?
Hon, Aaron A. Sargent, United States Senator,
of caliiornia.
Hon. John W. Stevenson, United States Senator,
of Kentucky.
Hon. Eugene Hale, Member of Congress.
Hon. L. Q. C. Lamar, Member ol Congress.
Hon. Lewis Parsons, of Alabama.
Hon. J. P. Vincent, of Pennsylvania.
Hon. William Aiken, of south Carolina.
Kev. J. L. 0. McKown, of Illinois.
General J. P. Wilson, ol New York.
General W. H. Morgan, of Missouri.
Colonel D. P. Dyer, of Missouri.
General John Gibbon, United states Army.
Hear Admiral Wullam Reynolds, United States
N'cqptaln William N. Jeffors, Unite 1 States Navy.
Captain 8. B. Luce, United States Navy.
THE TAUNTON FIRE,
Taunton, Mass., May 22, 1874.
The stock of hardware or Seth Wood A Sons, la
Jones' block, was damaged by the Ore last night;
loss, tio.ooo; partially Insured in the Queen's
office of New York and tne jEtna and Phoenix of
Hartford. The loss on the building was slight.
THE 8T. L0UI3 BHIDQE.
St. Lours, May 22, 1874.
The bridge spanning the Mississippi River at this
point will be thrown open to pedestrians to-mor>
row. Vehicles and street cars will be able to cross
in about ten days. The tracks for railroad trains
will probably be ready some time next month,
when a grand demonstration will be made.
A WORKMAN KILLED.
Thomaston, Me., May 22, 1874.
A fata) accident occnrred while workmen were
tearing down the old bank building. They had re
moved all but two props, upon which the celling
above rested and Thomas J. Beverage was prepar
ing to remove them, when tho floor above fell,
burying him beneath the ruins. He lived but a
few hours. He leaves a wile and several children.
A WOMAN 00MMIT8 8UI0IDE.
Portland, Me.. May 22, 1874.
A day or two since Mrs. Woodbury Small, of
Cherryfleid, commuted suicide by cutting her
throat with a razor.
THE RIO GRMDE BORDER.
Mexicans Again Raiding on
the Stock Ranches.
Americans To Be Driven from
the Country.
PREPARATIONS FOR WAR.
Galveston, Texas, May 22, 1874.
A News special from Brownsville says there is
a horrible state of affairs in that section. Judge
Dougherty reports there is less security for per
sons or property between the Nueces and ne Kio
Grande than heretolore. In Nueces and Live Oalc
counties the ranches bare been deserted by old
frontiersmen. They will send affidavits to General
Stee'.e substantiating the account of murders and
robberies, and asic for authority to organize and
protect themselves. The number of raiders Is
greater than previously, and if they steal fewer
cattle than before It Is because there are fewer leit
to steal. The Mexicans nave been
CROSSING OVER CATTLE
at Los Conchoa lor the past three days. Twenty
four miles above they have fired on citizens from
the Mexican side of the river. Judge Dougherty
left lor Nueces this evening, lor the purpose of
procuring evidence to justiry military action. The
raiders have crossed over 800 head of cattle. The
commander at Matamoros has been asked to-send
a force to capture them. We shall be forced to
FIGHT IN SELF-DEFENCE,
as there is no safety lor an American outside of a
town. They are determined to drive us out oi the
country. Such Is the opinion of our clearest
headed men.
A Committee of Safety Appointed In
Corpus Chrlsti?Citizens Patrolling tike
Streets?A Threat to Release Murderers
In Jail?Cavalry Moving to the Scene.
Corpus Christi, May 22, .1874.
TUe condition or things is getting worse. At
a meeting ol citizens held last night a Committee
or Safety was appointed, with full power to act
throughout the county. The committee consists
ol Messrs Doddridge, Plato, Murphy, Donning and
Gussett. About 130 signatures were obtained, of
men pledging themselves to maintain order. A
telegram was received from General Augur,.stat
ing that a company of cavalry would be here Im
mediately.
AIT ATTACK ON TUB JAIL
was threatened on Tuesday by fliteen men from
Meansville, but was frustrated by Sheriff MoLane.
Last night a detail or twenty-five men was patrol
ling the city In anttclpatlon or an attempt bo re
lease the murderers In jaiL Threats are made
freely by Mexicans to burn and rob the city.
About $700 was subscribed last night for the cap
ture of tne other murderers, and a petition, will be
presented to Governor Cole to offer a re ward upon
the part of the. State.
A Ranche Attacked by Indians.
San Antonio, Texas, May 22.1874.
On the 0th lust. Mr. bmith, who lives about
twelve miles lrom Fort Davis, on a ranche, was at
tacked by lour Indians, ihe latter on foot, near
his bouse, and was slightly wounded. They stole
about ten bead or cattle, which were afterwards
found killed a lew miles from the ranche.
The Indians and Mexicans Preparing for
a Bloody Invasion?A New Ship Chan
nel?Arrest of Mexican Murderers.
The Galveston News of the 17th has the loll owing
despatches lrom San Antonio:?
On tne 5th inst. a small detachment of United
States soldiers lound ou their arrival at West
Cache Creek, between Fort sill and Fort Richard
son, outside ol the reservation, about 300 Indians
encamped.
They are Bald to have been well armed with Im
proved firearms, and wneu questioned as to their
object said they were ou a buffalo hunt.
one ol the guards, who was one of the detach
ment which escorted Rig Tree to the Texas Peni
tentiary, said that while going through their camp
during the night, he recoguizeu him sitting quite
comfortably by one ol the camp fires.
A letter has very receutly been received from a
reliable geutleman residing at Laredo. Texas,
which states tuat during his stay at Kancho Par
ceda, Mexico, he met an old and intelligent Mexi
can from Monclava, Mexico, wno miormed him
that he was several days among tne remainder of
the Klckapoos whom General McKenzie punished
last year; that they are on frteudly terms with the
Mexicans, and they expressed themselves deter
mined to cross the Kio Grande next moon and
avenge themselves on the Texans.
It has the following from Corpus Chrlsti, under
date of the 16th:?
Five or the fifteen Mexicans engaged in the
Peuescal murder, telegraphed last luesday, have
beeu arrested, and a torce of twenty men is alter
the others. The bodies of tho lour murdered men
were tearfully mangled nud cut to pieces.
To-day the great ship channel from Corpus
Chrlsti Bay to Aransas Puss, nearly seven miles
long, and which has been under construction for
seventeen years, was examined and accepted by
Special State Engineer W. H. Russell, of Browns
ville. Its total cost will amount to nearly
$1,000,001). Us average depth is about 10 anil
width 175 feet. The people are jubilant and happy,
and expect steamships to euter their bay wiihui a
month.
Great quantities or wool are coming In from the
Interior, and everything is prosperous.
WEATHER REPORT.
War Department, )
OFFICE OF THE CHIEF SIGNAL OFFICER, }
Washington, D.C., May 23?1 A. M. )
Probabilities.
For New England and the Middle States,
CLEAR OR PARTLY CLOUDY WEATHER WILL PRE
VAIL, WITH WESTERLY WINDS SUIPT1NO TO SOUTH
ERLY, SLIGHT RISE OY TEMPERATURE AND PALUNd
BAROMETER IN THE LAST NAMED DISTRICT BY
Saturday night.
For the South Atlsntlc and Guff States generally
clear weather, southeast or southerly winds, sta
tionary or rising temperature and falling barom
eter.
For the lower lake region, Tennessee and the
Ohio valley, Increasing cloudiness, southerly
winds, rising temperature and falling barometer,
with possibly light rain near Lake Erie.
For the upper lake region and the Northwest,
clondy weather and light local rains, southerly
winds, stationary to rising temperature and slowly
falling barometer.
The Lower Mississippi, the Lower Missouri and
the Lower Ohio Rivers will fall slowly during the
day.
Th# Weather In Thla City Yesterday.
The following record will show tho changes In
the temperature for the past twenty-four hours,
in comparison with the corresponding day or last
year, as indicated by the thermometer at Huilnut's
Pharmacy, Herald Building:?
1873. 1874. 1873. 1874.
8 A. M 53 62 8:38 P. M 65 68
? A. M. 64 50 6 P. M 60 65
8 A. M 58 57 9 P. M 58 67
12 M 65 64 12 P. M 58 65
Average temperature yesterday 6gu
Average temperature for corresponding date
last year 69
ICE BttlDOE IH CANADA.
Quebec, May 22, 1874.
e lee bridge at Cblcoutiml, on the Saguenay
r, was still firm at the last accounts, and
is were crossing without Incurring any risk,
ice measured two leet thick. The opening of
gatton on the Saguenay was-never known to
} late as this year.
ROBBERY OF EMBlEMS.
Norwich, N. T., May 22, 1874.
The office of Colonel E. J. Loomis was rooned
this afternoon of a Good Templar sword and other
emblems of the order, heavily jewelled, amounting
In value to $3,60o.
JOURNALISTS ON THEIR TRAVELS.
Ski.ma, Ala., May 22, 1874.
The Alabama Press Association, with the New
York association, were elegantly and hospitably
entertained here to-day. They have gone to Mont
gomery, and will leave there on Monday lor At
lanta and Chattanooga, then return home by war
ol Lynchburg and Washington. There has been
one conunaona ovation since tbeir arrival souife
tub aiaaiasim OVERFLOW.
The Decline of the Water*?Condition et
the Memphis and Little Heck Ball*
road.
Mkmphis, May 22, 1874,
Notwithstanding the fact thai the river has fallen
at mis point over ten leet since the decline began,
yet the vast body of water spreading over the bot
tom opposite here, which has submersed the Mem
phis and Little Kock Railroad to Madison, has
fallen but very little
Parties who leit Madison yesterday state thai
the decline there lias not been over seven inches.
The damage to the railroad is unknown, out u la
feared It has been quite serious.
If Yon Are Mot an Idiot Oct the Japan*
F.3B CORN KILE and (lop that pain. Only 34 cants. At
drug and shoe stores
A.?Eapenscheld, Hat Manufactarsr, ot
118 Nassau street, has re.idv the 8II.VBRY PEARL
Ca.SMMKRE HAT, the summer stylo lor geutlcmaahi
dress hat.
Atkinson's White Rose, .Vie. per Bottle*
CAMPlKtK, 14c. per pound. W ILLiAM H. OILBB *
CO., Chemists, 151 MXlli avenue.
A Lost Art of the Cwsari Restored^*
ANOELL' , HOT AIR ROMAN Bai It- 81 Lexington ar
enup. Appetize und invigorate before breakfast?Heiresk
ana vitalize before dinner? Soothe ml irumrnllise be
lore retiring. Lames, day and evening ; geaLleuiea. every
day and all night.
A.?"W hite's Patent Lever Trass" Bz*
eels all others. No ruptured parson should purchase
without seeiugt; tigh it, clean and easy. I'araplUeu 10
cents. DR. UKKuORY, 851 Broadway.
"A."?Silver Pearl Dress Hat?A 8
laity itsstyle. shape and color. JA.MK- A CO..
St. Nicholas Hotel.
A.?Herald Branch Office, Brooklyn*
corner Fulton avenue an I Hoerum street.
Open from 3 A. M. to 9 1". M.
On .luuday irout 3 to 9 P. M.
A Permauent Care to All Cases Rheum*
atism and Neuralgia positively guaranteed nr.nocharga
Dr. KlTLER'a liU nil M A TIC REMEDY, 13 Bond street.
A.?Dougsn'i Summer Styles of Gents*
HATS now re. dy. 102 Nassau, corner of Abu street
A.?Ituplure and Physical Deformities
euceessiull/ treated by Dr. MARSH, at No. 2 Vetey
street, old orilce.
A.?Silk Elastic Stockings, Belts, Knew
Cap*, Abdominal .supporters. Crutches and Stwjvensorj
Bandages, shoulder Braces, a' MARKH's Truss
No. J Vcsov street. Lady attendants.
A Panic-Struck Beauty.
It 1* a terrible shock to a charming woman?indeed, to
any woman?to flnil that her loetn are "beraiatung to
go." Never will any human oeing who uses the iragraaf
sOZODiNT, while the teeth are still sound, maze (dial
discovery. Even when decay has- commenced. It imme
diately stops Its progress.
Batclieior's Hair Dye is Splendid.-*
Never tails. Establlshe I 37 years. Sold and properly
applied at BATCHliLOR'S Wig Factory, lo Bond su. M 1
Clarete.?7I)0 Cases, from ?1 to SAO, la
lots to suit; good sound Wines, reliable brands, partly
old importations, matured in bottle- also Aauternes.
11. B. KIRK. A CO., ID Fulton street.
t 'te'tor?'l by Ou Barry's ?*-??
and llver'^urin?A/OOD 10 Jh? stomach, nerves, lungs
and liver, curing dyspepsia (indigestion). cnnstiDxriXn
ft(L ??' 3icep<e8$ne*$, deoiiitr*
71)%)! ?^!U1 h""hn"iVer\ 00l"ltLUution. low spiritA*
i> t ciutij, wiii.cn hiiil resisted a:i otliif rAtnMii
Depot In New York. JOHN F. HENRY CUKRAYAro
Nos. 8 and J College place. ourha.y a CO..
'* ttnrt 85 Cawlmere Hat* New
read). The best manufactured, 87 Fulton. atreet, New
Hf!r!1**,"-'r'>e New Remedy for Rapture
supplied, by tne ELASTIC TRUSS COMPANY. 683 Broad,
way,.1*. patronized by iho principal physicians ot is*
country ?? also by Surgeon General of United iuw*
JSSSIS" ?
17 Barclay street asm if Park pl'aoa.
? Borer's Bltter#7 Beware ol
counterfeit*.
Ttie " Reebe Range."
Pnaca reduoed-?60 far tho largest family size, put tip.
TANK* A u^uS. i?rv^Pttlrs ri,"?'Vbd by mall.
JAM-.s A RiKlLANU, Aos. 8, Id and 12 Keade street.
To Summer Hotels?At Lowest Possible
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vi l. "r,s' At?"' 1 orter. Ac. (in bond or Irom storew
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''To the Good Taste of American Ladlae
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2!?,te nand "*??nJ?rfully laivug " \s0|j by a i dru?.'
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