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THE WRECKED Li PLATA.
The Loss of the Cable Bepalriog Ship Off Ushant. SIXTY LIVES SACRIFICED. Individual Heroism Amidst the Most Saddening Scenes. " No, No; Never Mind; Leave Me Alone I" THE SURVIVORS LANDED IN ENGLAND. [From the London Telegraph, Dec. 3.] By the arrival in the Thames yesterday of the Antenor, one of tne Ocean Steamship Company's screw steamers, which had called at Gibraltar on her homeward voyage from China, we have news of a frightful catastrophe which occurred daring the recent galea in the Bay of Biscay. 810NALS OP DISTRESS. The Antenor left Gibraltar early on the morning of Wednesday, the 26th ult. She had the wind ana weather fair up to Saturday morning, when a strong breeze sprang up, increasing toward night to a full gale. By this time the fln? ship was half way across the bay, having bravely encountered the tremendous seas which every instant tureat ened to engulf her. Next morning, though the wind had abated, the sea waa running fearfully high, and, as viewed from tne bridge, was simply apDalllng. Great waves broke la succession over her amidships and there waa yet enough wind to drive the vessel, so that she went like a racing yacht. About eleven o'clock on Monday morning a flne large veasel was sighted, carrying British colors and flying sig. nals of distress. The Antenor, leaving her course neured the Bhip and found that she asked for as sistance, of which she was in urgent need. ?very one of tne Antenor's passengers, coming on deck watched with the keenest interest and anxiety the movements of the other ship. TUB GOOD WORK OP AN EMIGRANT SHIP. Belore proceeding further with the narrative it is well to state here, for the reilel of many among our readers, that the vessel thus spoken by the spss r. ??'zsgf .s-asKfa ansa g&BtfSs o? fb? ?vrbefore !n 6thethba5f He'added that lie wished to transier the survivors to rh? home-bound English ship. Assent beln* as a ter of course given, fourteen persons were iow?Ji* iheUAQtaenor.d WeK B00a recei?ed 8alcJJ on boara ?? .. *he bubvtvors. Mhw i! on lile steamer's deck their pallid, deat.ilike, and, in some cases almost firtons aspect, was so pitiable t^t 'manTor the tton pan2iHe,r* wer.? overcon>? with deep emo 1? '. fw9 only of tt,e rescued persons had borne the trial without much physical pain so far any traces could be discerned, lookinB indeed and ,n p?rieut health. The number as al An?* mentioned, of those received on ba'ara the Antenor was fourteen, it having been necessary d?re Kfin me^caic.re' a boy who had been reduced to a state of <rr?nt nervous depression. As the boat containing these lour teen survivors left tne side ot the 0are Loch no'?a?f them ? cheer wnlch they are not likely ever to forget. So violent a sea wis ?n " k'"? J' time tuat the crew who manned tne boat had to wear their cork baits. 8T0My OP THE. WRECK AND DEATH. An^nTWttle f0Ulteea persons oS board the captain flrst saw to their comfort h?n<inA?a&m ? De 8a,<1 that ttie greatest posiole kindness was shown them. Wheu they had somo what recovered each of them, exception two or three who had been almost b?ett oi reison at tiwrnavlng drunk salf water during twenty-three iionrs In an open boat), ultimo the centre of an eagerly inquiring otoud As wm e*Pec*?d, tie accounts of tbe dig 1*? ?evera, narratives, however, and )udglng from theif <JBii6cUve substance, it appears that the La Plata, Captain Uudden, had left Gravesend on Thursday morning, November 28. for Rio Grande do Sul; that she had on board 260 miles of telegraph cable, with apparatus for hick Ing up aud splicing the came which had been lost by the Gomez; lhat the La a built In Shields in 1882, h ,.0DS, r?*t8'?r, with engines of one hundred and twenty horse power; that she ?'one much service in laying cables, notsDiy those between Holyhead and Kingston, Villa Keal and Gibraltar, Heligoland and the Elbe, Constanti nople and Odessa, the Shetland isles and a section of the Calais and He de France line. On the present occasion she was chartered by Messrs. Biemen Brothers irom the owner, Mr w T Henley, of Fenchurch street, and carried a crew ?HniH?i,a\ainfnn '* thre? ofllcers. snrgcon (Hughes), four quartermasters, four engineers seven stewards, three cooks, two boatswains, a carpenter, eleven stokers, twenty-one seamen and a lamplighter, besides Ihe professional staff namely, Mr. Rickets, in charge of the cable and grappling apparatus; six electriclaus and ten ^Iet'w^l?IItKn(,8VTnere wer? flve boats on board and two patent rafts?one on the bridge and the other on the after deck. The wind up to Friday evening was fair, when It blew-as one man described it?"a living gale," and the ship be came almost unmanageable. Tills was partly owing, some of the survivors declared, to the character of the machinery on board. The ves sel shipped vast quantities of water, and tne ponderous grappling apparatus, several tons in weight, was said to have shiited, splitting the decks and letting in the water. Another account is that she carried airav her companion, and the water got down into tbe art cabin, between which aud the engine room there bulkhead, so that, sweeping away tbe ariltlon, the sea quickly extinguished the res. when the water had thus not possession of the bottom or the vessel one of the first effects of its force was to displace and Hit the stoKe>piates, and those, it . ?ai y"1 *>,pe? through which la oon I J ??. seawater lor cooling the ashes. The ff,h? o^1^.ni^.ra8. K ,la l&roa8h this broken tube, adding disastrously to the already over *TeV?h?deCckinUUWOn ot wave" Uuit naU "oken '?NO, NO! NBTXR KIND, LEAVE HE ALONE." The captain and sargeon, who were last seen on the bridge, after a fruitless and desperate ef ?IL ila5 . 1 Pat?nt raft attached thereto, were asked, immediately before tne ship went down, to put on lite-belts. The melancholy an ewer of Captain Dudden was, "No, no; never mind; leave me alone." VOTAQB AND WORK OP THE DOOMED SHIP. The La Plata foundered off Ushaut, in the lull fnry ol the southwesterly gale, or rather hurri cane, which, from the time of its outbreak, had veered round irom the north. The quantity of telegraph cable which had been paid out, with the J?ln?nd?avor. by lightening the ship, to counter i?o f!cts ?. tbe 80a* tflat broke la upon her. was 150 miles of the 260 she had la her hold. Hubjoineq is the report of Mr. Walser late ehiflf steward ol thi La^Piataj-'^r Plata, (^ptala Dudden, left Gravesend on tbe morning of Thurs day, 28th November, in charge or Mr. Martin PhaV.^? G?unde Mt)1* Wo a"lved off the Isle ot Wight on Friday mornlUK. when tha Pilot left. The ship theu'proceeded dowS the Channel, and toward evening the wind began to freshen, tbe ship steaming about lour Knots. The Kep^ ,ncr?aalng, till on Saturday at mm night it was blowing a gale. We shipped a heavy sea. which carried away the port Joliyboat and davits, one man being at the same time washed overboard, a short time afterward the starboard waistooat was carried ^war. The gale still in creased. On SuhdaJ morhtng, between eight ood nine, the engineer reported tbe ship KSiPfc1 F#at Wtity of water, ft waa then fSl .K 10 "Bhteu her, and we commenced payiug 2ver th? b00in' w? paid out a quantity and then let it go. By ten o'clock the SI?LTSmUont in We stokehole. Wo then pr<? Shfn boat8 ana rafta to leave toe At h.ir ^".Bradually sinking by the stern. va 8he 'onfldered, stern first, Jot off win??..?-0 baard* ,rh? only persons who fhree others Port-quarter boat and BumJu. p'c*ed UP. making flneen in aide In n^ Z' Uw on? boat on the port was cafostzedMrh*n ??,? r???lnlng two boata on# clear tho p&t6nt lito-nuuL tnd S52wSe,Htr;?5 ?!>? &.*" nP" We *#r* 1,1 th* bo?t two0 boara" belore clearing away from the wreck,^ bein> Snabil to two hands baling with buckets the whole time ai our boat made much water. At dayiigbt on Mo^ day morning we saw a ship, distant about flva miles off, which proved to be the Gare Loch of UaPtam Oreenwood, by whom we wero picked op about hair-past eleven, and were treated SLnn ^rnlan?1' bf tl,e ?aptaln, bis lady, the sur geon. officers and passeogcra. all ot us being suo piled with stimulants and dry, warm ciottiimr. Alter an Hour on board ?? wara transhipped to tb? steamer Antenor, for London, and landed at Gravesend. The survivors beg publicly to return their most aincere thanks to toe commander and all on board the Oare Loch." NAMES Or TUX SUKV1V0RS. The following ii a list of survivors:?James Ir win, second engineer, London, hla -<on lost; Cum ber t Hogg, third engineer, London; Edward George, tourth engineer.South Woolwich; Isaac Halter, chief steward, London; Stephen Bull, sec ond steward, London; Joshua Nelson, cook, Lon don; Thomas ularkson, seaman (able-bodied), Lon don; Edmund carter, seaman lable-bodiedi, Ports mouth; Peter Hnghson. seaman (able-bodied), Shetiandt Hugh Hards, lamp-trimmer, Brighton; William Jones, seaman, London; Joshua Alexan der, seaman, Peterhead; llobert Mackenzie, sea man. Greenwicn; John Ferera, seaman. London; one boy, name unknown, lelt on board the Gare Loch under medical care. TUX LOST are Captain Dudden, Mr. Uughes (the surgeon), the three officer*, one of the four engineers, seven of the ten stewards and cooks, ootn the boat swains, the earpenter, all the eleven stokers, fourteen of the twenty-one seamen, and the whole of the cable stall, numbering sixteen, with Mr. Rickets and the six electricians accompanying him. MKNTAL CONDITION OP 80MB OF THB KIM WHO WKhB RKSCUKD. Analyzing the list above given or those who were res uedt we find It to consist ol three engineers, three stewards or cooks, seven sailors and one lamplighter, besides the boy, name nnknowa, who was lelt on board tne Gare Loch, aud whose con dition is described as bordering on nsanity. A mental disorder, indeed, seems to have been more or less commou to several among the rescued persons. The description given of them by pas sengers on board the Antenor vividly recalls some ot tue most striking passuges In Coleridge's poem, and not lor the Orst time in the annais or ship wreck sets plain lact side by side with the flgmentaol Imagination. There is no doubt that compressed within those lew days was a lifoumc of horror, and the strange, or at leant uncertain nature ol the freight on board the La Plata not im probably added to the terrors or the time, ii not to the actual calamity. All who know anything or a telegraph ship are cognizant or the lact that the smoothly coiled cable, which looks so compact a cargo us it lies in the bold belore the vessel has left her moorings, is a source or anxiety as soon as she la in troubled* waters. Whether or not there ne truth in the assertions made by some of the survivors that the engine designed lor nicking up the lost cable irom the Gomez was a source ol evil, and that the safety ol a bulkhead had been sacrificed to certain mechanical exlgeuclea In the process or cable-laying, remains to be seen. An investigation will in due course be made into the calamitous loss or the vessel chartered by Messrs. Sleuieu* for the service ahe has performed on other occa sions with saietjr and success; and it woild be uu rair to anticipate t|ie result of that inquiry, the more so as the accounts, which are not yet in evi dence, diner considerably. We have selected the one narrative which seems to be the most self consistent; but it Is well to point out that the story ol the steward is not that either or an en gineer, a sailor, or an electrician?the three classes ol persons on board the La Plata rrom either ol whom a succinct narrative would have its pecu liar weight aud value, still, what we have ascer tained by sirtlng the various and, alter all; not se riously conflicting accouuts given by the rtscued persons, docs not clash with that statement, wnicli is authoritatively lurnlsbed us on the part or Messrs. Siemens concerning the ship employed bj them lor the purpose already described. ASHORE ON THE EOMER SHOALS. The Belgian Steamship August Andrea Stranded In the Lowtr Bay?Her Pas sengers Rescued. Shortly oelore midnight on Sunday tbe Belgian mall steamer August Andrea, commanded by Cap tain Oreve, from Antwerp, with a general cargo and fifteen passengers, and In charge of a pilot, ran ashore on the aonthern end or tbe Romer Shoals, In the lower bay, where she still lies in a very dan gerous position. When sbe struck a soutbeasterly gale was blowing, and the tide was very full. Yesterday morning the wind, willed had In creased in violence, veered to the northwest, making very low tides, and It 1st thought possible by the weatherwlse that the storm may continue for a couple 01 days jet. THE VESSKL WENT ASUORK while mating her way up the Swash channel, owing to the thickness of the weather. She now lies hard ana fast In a line between Sandy Hook and the westerly point of Coney Island. The terrible experiences of thirteen St. Franciscan nuns during that stormy night can better be Imagined than described, but It is re ported that they all showed great co^ra^e under the most trying circumstances. The following are the names of these ladles, who are mostly }rom Switzerland and Germany :? ' ?M ~ T THE NL'N8._ Sister Clara Aerther, Slsfer Anna Edelbrock, Sister Christine Gulken. Sister Lydla Qoeb, Sister Margaretha Jansen, Sister Anna Manfeid, Sister Anna (toilers, Sister Anna Meichors, Sister Catba rina ScheiJ, Sitter Fredenka atummel, Sister Julia Stolberg, Sister Christine Stream and Ellse Teist, a Novice. in addition to the foregoing there were on board two other passengers, viz.: Mr. Jacob Heltz and his wile, both from Antwerp. When daylight btoke, the vessel was discovered by some of ine FLOTILLA OF TCQBOATS going out to sea In quest of vessels to tow into uort. and the captain engaged one 01 them? namely, the H. W. Crawford to take off his passen gers and convey them up to the city, which. alter much difficulty, was effected, and , ther were landed at Harbeck's Stores, in ! Brooklyn. They were afterwards taken to St. I'eter's Hospital, at the corner of Hicks and Congress streets, where every attention was be stowed upon them. The agents of the White Cross line In this city aro Messrs. Funch, Edye A Co who are also partial owners of the said steamer, they being Interested in her to the ex tent of one-third. The other two steamers of the line are the C. F. Funch and the steinmann. TUB TELEGRAMS. The following telegrams were received from Sandy Hook by the above mentioned urm with respect to their stranded steamer: 8 A. M.?August Andrea ashore at ttoincr Bhoat. 8:30 A. M.?Is still iishore. lu a. M.?Has two tugs made fast to her. 9 -45.?Steamer has lour tutcs alongside her. Noon.?Position unchanged. 12:30 P. M.?Blowing hard; heavy sea; lighters cannot U! Tide very low; she is half out of water; tugs nave left Up to seven o'clock no further tidings had been received by these gentlemen irom the vessel. Dur ing the day Messrs. Punch, Edye A Co., sent down Mr. Howard, their stevedore, with the tugs P. C. Coflln and Meyers and lighters, to discharge cargo as soon as possible; but, owing to the In clemency of the weatuer, they were not able to set alongside. WHAT THE COAST WRECKING COMPANY SAT. A reporter called at the office oi the Coast Wrecking Company, In Wall street, last night and gained tbe following details:?"We sent down at nine A. M. the wrecking steamer Relief, Captain Woolcot, with our agents, captains Young and Chad wick, on board, but they have not been able to make any attempt yet to get the steamer off. They have a large crew of wreckers on board, with all the necessary material of hawsers, Ao..to haul her oil when an opportunity shall offer. The Relief 19 now lying for shelter I off Staten Island, ready to start when the weather moderates, and will take down lighters to re ceive cargo. The August Andrea Is stranded near where the Roaney Parker went ashore last March. We hope to get her off soon, provided that tbe weather moderates; but there is no use disguising the fact that, should tho gale still increase, matters may assume a very ugly look. Where the is tbe bottom is hard. It is reported that there are some steamshin boilers Ir?m ah old wreck near where she is sttanoed." MIGHTY TONS OF CARGO fHRQWN OVERBOARD. It subsequently transpired that about eighty tons of cargo had been thrown overboard already, principally beetroot sugar, of wtuch she brings over 800 tons. The re-,t of tbe cargo, which Is a large one, is composed of wine, paper, window glass, carved wood, Ao., and is worth in all about ?200,000. Messrs. Punch, Edve A Co., value the August Andrea at *240,000. She was built in England early this year and came to New York lor tbe first time on the 20th of June last, irom Mentone and Marseilles tn the Mediterranean. The cargo la ?op posed to be worth ? 1200,000. Her com mander, Captain H. Grave, is an officer ol considerable experience and formerly com manded the sailing ship Helvetia, now in New York No statement has vet been received from . the oaptain or pilot, out If the weather-moderates ; communication will be had with the ship to-day. , Mr Edye, or Funch, Edye A Co., made an Ineffec- j tual attempt to go on board bar yesterday. BEALEBTATE. Farther Legal gales. At the Exchange yesterday Mr. James M. Miller ?old, by order ol tne Court, in fore?Kosure, under tbe direction ol 8. Jouet, referee, improved prop 1 arty located on 118th street, weat of Second ave nue. and by tbe same order, under the direction of A. H. Joune, referee, a house and lot located on Prospect plao% aoutb of Forty-third street; and Mr. Joseph iBcGuire. by the same order, under 1 the direction of F. A. Paddock, referee, sold a factory with two lots on Forty-fourtft street^ east ol Tenth avenue. Subjoined are particulars.? Hi* tom ritrntT-iT J. a. ?ii.lbs. 1 8 s. b. s. b. and 1.. on n. i. ll?th St., ?W feet west of 2d av.. lot lOalOO. 10; M. 13 a. b. it- tl. A nil I. on A. A. lUHh *tj 347.0 It w. At A?., lot 18.w*200.101 M*Uhtw Beard ;???.?* *??? i<ia free Atone h. And !? on w. a* 1 roApcct plAC6? Wife a 4W it, lot lt. ?*M; W. H. Mcfclnny #,?? ?t josr.PH H'octaa 1 bk. frame factory and a lots on s. side 44th it, 100 il a. iliin av ? cac.i lot A.*iOOA lUflU NEW YORK CITY. A well dresaed man Hipped on the sidewalk at tbe corner of chambers and Chatham streets, and, falling, received a dislocation 01 the shoulder. Be was conveyed ;o the Park Hospital. A keg of lager beer feil on tbe left wrist ?f Prank i Saus, at No. 186 Klvington street, yesterday morn i lng, and broke that member. Toe injured young man wis sent to Believue Hospital. < Stephen 0. Mansue, forty-three years orage, was 1 yesterday round dead in bed at his residence No. 04 Kim street. He not naving been attended by a j physician, Coroner Woltman will hold an inquest. An old man named John D. West, of Union Hill, N. J., (ell at the corncr of Broadway and Park ! place, last evening, and cut his head severely and | bruised nls arm, lie was sent to Mf Park Hospital. ^ Professor Charles Proebel will lecture on the ! "Accounts of Nature," on Tnursday evening, at Lecture Hall, University Building, before the Sec ond Conversational Meeting or the College of Pharmacy. A fire occurred yesterday afternoon on the fifth floor of the tenement No. 848 Pirst avenue. It damaged household property rfwned by Henry O'Neill to tne va.ueoi $7*. and the ouilulng, which belongs to Henry Eisner, to the value of $210. A man named John Conway, who resides. In West Broadway, was found yesterday afternoon at the corner or Keade and Cnurch streets so help less irom the use oi spirits that it was necessary to send him to the Park Hospital to have liiin eased oi his load. A part oi tbe fence enclosing the new Trtlrunt building was blown down yesterday morning, and, striking William Martin, It oroke his jaw. Mr. Martin was sent to tbe Park Hospital. He Is aged forty-seven years and resides at No. 160 Eighth street, Brooklyn. Yesterday morning Coroner Woltman received Information that Richard Downing, lorty years of age and born in Ireland, bad died from Injuries re ceived on Sunday night by falling irom a second story window of No. 123 Roosevelt Btreet to the yard while Intoxicated. The annual Christina* reception of Grammar School No. 61, No. 623 West Forty-fourth street will be held on Thursday, December IT, at hall! past one o'clock P. M., on which ocoaslon there will be readings, dialogues and music, In addition to addresses by William U. Neilaon, Esq., President of tbe Board of Education, and Superintendent Kiddie. Coroner Woltman was yesterday notified to hold an Inquest on the body of Philip Hertes, a German, lorty-tbree years of age, who died In Believue Hospital, (rom Injuries received by accidentally railing through the hatchway of premises No. 87 and 89 Elizabeth street, where he was employed as carpenter. Deceased lived at No. 622 East Eleventh street, whither the remains were removed by per mission oi Mr. John T. loal, secretary to tbe Board oi Coroners. BROOKLYN. A bir in aid or the House ol the Good Shepherd, East New York, will be opened at the Academy 0/ Mumc 00 next Thursday. Sheriff Williams yesterday requested tea of his special deputies to hand In their badges at his office. The Sheriff ts of the opinion thai the regu lar deputies will suffice to perform the duties of that department. The annual meeting of the Brooklyn Snnday School Union was held last evening at the Hanson glace Methodist church. Addresses were made j Rev. David Ingless and Professor Homer B. Sprague. The attendance was large. Argument will be heard in the City Court Gen eral Term on Saturday next, on the appeal of counsel for Theodore Tilton, /Tom the decision of Judge McCue, ordering a bill or particulars in the action against Kev. Henry Ward Beecher. A committee of live Aldermen were yesterday appointed to visit Washington tor the purpose of having certain government land at the Wallabout ceded to Brooklyn, in order to facilitate the public market project which nas so long been discussed. The Board of Aldermen yesterday appointed a committee to confer with the Board of city Works and report some plan by which the unemployed workingmen or the city may be engaged upon the reservoir which is to be constructed upon eleven acres of land at Cypress Hills. The men are to be paid by orders on the cnarlty Commissioners. Motion lor a mandamus was made In the Sn ? re cue Court yesterday to compel state Comp> roller Nelson K. Hopkins to pay' the Treasurer of Kings county $30,000 collected (or unpaid taxes and retained by the Comptroller as an offset for a deficiency in the state tax for lttTS. The matter was postponed till the 22d Inst. A motion was made in the Supreme Court, be fore Justly Pratt, yesterday, by the counsel for tirady, the diamond pedler, who iost several thou sand dollars' worth of jewels a few weeks ago, to restrain, by an Injunction, Abel Crook rrom paying the reward offered or $1,500 lor the recovery of the gems. The claimants are Jesse D. Oram and John Doe, the alleged ticket finders. Decision wua reserved. _ .? ?* The Gi$e and Madrigal SOoTeTy will giv* the first of Its three frand concerts at the Athenaeum on Thursday evening. This young musical associa tion has already a most valuable and effective membership, and has been fortunate in securing the leadership ol Michael Henry Cross, or Phlladel pnia, wtio Is recognised as one ol the roremost in structors in the country. Subscriptions will be re ceived by Henry Camp, No. 11 Poplar street, and W. K. G. Evans, corner or Clinton and Montague streets. Application was made by the counsel for ex Tax Collector Isaac Badeau, yesterday, in the Su preme Court, before Judge Pratt, for an order to transfer 10 that Court the suit against Badean by the city lor interest money. The case has been tried in the City Court, but the jury failed to agree upon a verdict, it was proposed to consolidate the action with the suit for embezzlement, which is aluo brought by the city. The order was gtanted, ana the Court appointed E. M. Cullen, George H. Planer and General Slocum reierees to hear the case. The trial will commence next month. WESTCHESTEB. A draft of fifty convicts lert Sing Slog Prison yesterday afternoon ror the State Prison at Clin ton. The jailbirds were escorted by a strong guard. The new German Evangelical Lntheran church at Yonkers was dedicated on Sunday, when Im pressive services, both in the English and German tongues, were participated in by large audiences. Pursuant to instructions (torn the State Superin tendent or Public Instruction the Boards or Edu cation in the several towns are convening ror the purpose or devising rules in conformity with the requirements ol the Compulsory Education law, which win go into effect on the 1st prox. The largest funeral ever witnessed in the village of Ping Sing took place there last Sunday from the Methodist church, the deceased being John A. Wheeler, who, during the disastrous fire which occurred there about two years ago, fell Into a burning building, sustaining Injuries irom which he never fuity recovered. Deceased was formerly an engineer on the Hudson River Railroad, and his obsequies were attended by a large number or his fellow craftsmen. Delegations or Odd Fellows and also 01 members of the United Order of Amer ican Mechanics irom various portions of this and adjoining counties helped to swell the Immense throng wincu followed the remains to their last resting place. A writ or habeas corpus waa yesterday served on Warden Walker, or Sing Sing Prison, by a deputy sheriff rrom New York, commanding him to produce the body of a convict, named Joseph Wheeler, belore County Judge GtfTord, in the Court of Session*, at White riains, to-morrow. The writ was obtained by Messrs. Howe A Hummel in be hair br the convict, wnose term or imprisonment tney claim has expired. Wheeler, It appears, was scnieuccd in the uourt or General Sessions, New York, in I8fl\ for burglary. Warden Walker In tends consulting his legal adviser before oomply lug with the judicial mandate. Captain John Mangtn, of the fonkers Police force, baa Just introduced In that city an admira ble measure. Intended not only to concentrate Important Intelligence from distant post* at headquarters, but also to act as a "bell punoh" on possible derelict pstrolmen. Signal boxes, far nlshed with a telegraplc signal instrument and battery, have been placed In various portions of the oity, the keys to them being la possession of tne police roroe oa duty. Eacti man while patrpll ing nis post Is expected to at once traatmlt to the police station aews of a fire, a riot or a burglary. If such occur; and, la audition to thlfc, he must report himself 07 telegraph half hourly during the day and night, thus rendering the services of the generally unwelcome roundsman almost superflu ous. The contrivance may be regarded as "a sura cure" lor sleepy patrolmea. LONG ISLAND. The sneak thieves abont Glen Gove have lately adopted the osteoslble business or Canary bird podiers to enable them the more readily to gain an entrance into houses. Messrs. Francis Brill, of Mattltnck; D. Wella Reeve, of Franklinvllia, and W. Mark ham, of Port Jefferson, have been choeen aa delegate* to repre sent, the grangers of Suffolk count* at the me*Hog or tne state Orange, which opens at Albany on tbe second Tuesday of January. The objectionable practice of oyster dredging la still carried on in the Great South Bay, In the vicinity of Sayrtlle and elaewbere, In notation of tbe law, and tbe oysiermen fear that If the prao tlce id persisted in their prospects lor tbe uext year or two will be ruined. Tne dredgers take up a boat load of shells, spawn and oysters during tbe night and go to some place where they cull out | tbe oysters and throw shells snd spawn overboard I in a heap, thus destroying prospectively a hun dred Dusheis where they save one for present use. | Judge Barnard, of the Supreme Court, having decided that tbe clause in the regalattous adopted by the school trustees of Southold lor carrying 1 Into effect the provisions of the Compulsory Edu cation act, winch provides tor tbe confinement of ' truants lu tbe iiouse of heiuge, was improper, the trustees have concluded to make application for tbe use of tbe County Almshouse. Messrs. 0. 1). Elmer, E. Floyd Jones and 8. Wells Philip have been appointed a commlt.se. with plenary power In tbe premises. NEW JERSEY. The driver of a wagon, when about to oroas the Backensack Bridge on Sunday afternoon, disputed tbe amount of toll to be paid and walked across tbe bridge, leaving the horse and vehicle alone. When be returned shortly afterward the animal and wagon had disappeared. Cn the conveyance were painted tbe words "Frank Kobbish, Ureen vllle." Willie L., aged fourteen, son of William Heard, tbe proprietor of the Beaver Mill In t'aterson, was passing Beverldge's lumber yard in Straight street, when a heavy plank waa displaced oy me high wind ana dropped upon the boy's head, knocking him senseless and Inflicting wnat are leared will be serious injuries. Two other boys were slightly injured at the same time. [ An inquest was held on the remains of the Ave Dotrerweicb children, who were drowned at Preakness on Sunday, and a verdict of accidental drowning was rendered, the accident having been ; witnessed by a number of persons. The ages of the childreu were?Caroline, sixteen; Augusta, fourteen; Maggie, thirteen; Philip, nine; Barbara, six. The lunerai will take place this uitoruoun. Tbe entire neighborhood is sorrow-stricken wlih the sad occurrence. Among the persons pardoned out of the State Prison at the session of tbe Court on Saturday was Louis Uartz, who nad served fourteen years. He was convicted of murder In the llrat degree at New Brunswick and was sentenced to be hanged; but influential and wealthy iriends residing In New York obtained a commutation of .the sen tence to imprisonment for llle. He was but seventeen years oi age at the time or his convic tion. His good conduct for the fourieen years and his long imprisonment, with the appeal 01 his lrlends, were the causes that moved the Court. A wrangle Is being carried on as to who is en titled to tbe reward for tbe capture of Sullivan, the alleged Metuohln murderer. Police Officer Schuster, of Newark, and the employes on the train on which the prisoner was arrested, and De tective Campbell, 01 Kanway, are the contending parties, all or whom endeavor to maintain their in dividual claims for the part each one took in the capture. Sullivan is confined In the Middlesex County Jail at New Brunswick, and will be tried during the present term ol Court, which opens to day. In the Atlantic County (N. J.) court damages for $700 have Just been awarded against tbe Cam den and Atlantic Railroad Company, at the suit of Charles Palmer, for ejectment from the cars of the company in March last. The action was In stituted lor $5,000 damages, on tbe ground that the plaintiff had purchased a round trip ticket at Atlantio City to and irom Philadelphia, good to return tbe following day, which was presented to a conduotor, who refused to accept it because the date had been erased, and upon Palmer declining to pay tbe regular lare he was ejected. Another beavy defalcation has come to light in Hoboken. On complaint or H. C. Peterson, agent for William Hartwig, or New York, a warrant has been issued by Justice White ror the arrest of Wil liam Stemmler, the keeper of a lager beer heusa at No. 61 Washington street, on ? charge of having swindled blm out or $4,000. It appears that the accused repre sented himBeii as a well-to-do gentleman, holding notes and mortgages without number, and ten dered to the complainant one or the mortgages as security lor payment of the debt. When Peterson came to investigate the aflair he found that Stemmler bad not only deceived him, but was heavily in debt to many parties in Uouoken. i Alter the issuance of the warrant Stemmler was informed of it by a friend and he fled. Detectives are now on his track. RISC lLALAKAl'A AMD THE ASSISTANT ALDER HEX* Row Orer the Appointment of a Recep tion Committee?A Republican Assist ant Alderman Arrested by the Ser geant-at-Anns. The closing days or the Board of Assistant Alder men promise not to be or the moat harmonious character. Yesterday's proceedings demonstrated this tnierenoe In a very empbauc manner. A regular meeting was held at two o'cioek, with President Struck In the chau. 806)1 HtUfS members were present, for on tbe 1st or Jaruary next the Board ceaaea to exiat. At the last meet, lng Assistant Alderman Thornell, who la a repub lican, introduced the following resolution Whereas. King Kalakaua, of tha Hawaiian islands, has recently arrived on our shores for the purposa, as stated, of making himself acquainted with our torin ol government, of visiting the capital of the nation and other cities and ot inspecting our institutions ot learn ing and benevolence; and whereas, it is tilting that the municipal authorities 01 this city should extend an earnest and cordial reception to the distinguished ruler of the above Kingdom, the geographical position ot which makes It an object of Interest lo our people, and the commercial interests ol which are so closeiy identi fied with our country, and in order that iriendly rela tions may bo cultivated between the two nations, there lore be it lie solved. That His Honor the Mayor be respectfully requested to tender the hospitalities ol' the city uf New York to King Kalakaua and Ills suite; and, further, that a committee of three ot this Board be appointed, In con nection with a committee ot the Board ol Aldermen, to carry into effect ttiis resolution. Tbls waa passed by a vote of thirteen, and di rected to be sent to the Board 01 Aldermen for concurrence. . . AM OFFENDED MEMBER. It will be noticed that Assistant Alderman Thornell waa the mover of this resolution. The document being aent to the Board of Alder men, a change waa made to the effect that the committee be increaaed to Ave. Aldermen McCafferty, Ottendorfer, Koch. Gilou and Paiooner were appointed a committee irom that Board. The paper came back to the Assistant Aldermen yeaterday with an amend ment as to enlarging the nnmoer. Then President Btrack appointed the lollowlng committee from his orgaaizauon:?Assistant Aldermen Brooks, I Keenao, Kreba, Keboe and Keating. Here was tbe sore point. Tborneil felt Insulted. In a par liamentary aenae be claimed a alight in not being designated a member of tbe committee, tie jumped ap and wanted to know if tbe appoint ment oi the commtttee waa absolute. President stack answered in the affirmative. Then the ag grieved gentleman claimed tbat great discourtesy bad been abown him on the part of tbe Chair. Assistant Alderman Clancy rose to a point o' or der aud suggested the gentleman'a punishment for contempt. Tnen arose a scene or contusion, several members rising and speaking wildly. Oil waa poured on tbe troubled waters by Mr. uiancy, who evidently wished to put an end to the dis graceful scene. The gentleman very sensibly moved that regnlar business be proceeded with, and withdrew hla original motion aa to contempt. AN ARREST BY SIROBANT-AT-ARM8 WALSH. A few minutes later Mr. Thornell left the cham ber and went downstairs to the office of General Plockney, Clerk of the Board of Aldermen. He did not aak permission from tbe ebair to leave. Rule 84 or the Board ot Asaiatant Aldermen says, "No member shall absent himself without permis sion or the President, nor on adjournment leave hla place until the President leaves the chair." Mr. Thornell had clearly committed a breach or this rule. General order business was beiore the Board, and no order could be paaaed without a vote of lft. Here was a dilemma. The sergeant-at-Ai ma, Mr. Jamea Walsh, rather or County Clerk Walsh, a venerable old gentleman of snow-white hair, sev enty-four years of age, waa sent to arrest Mr. Thor nell and bring him back to tbe chamber. Tbe derelict Asaiatant Alderman waa found in General Pinck. ney'a office. Mr. Walab put hia hauda jocosely on bis shoulders and told him he was his prisoner. Mr. Thornell walked with him to the hall way and then tnrned Into the Mayor's private office. The faithful official followed. He requested i hla presence tn the Board. Mr. Thornell relu>ed to go, and Mayor Vance told Mr. Walsh that he went beyond his dnty. The old gentleman then left and reported progreaa to the Board up atalrs. A few minutes later the Assistant Aldermen ad journed. ANOTHER StlRMISIT. Just as tha Board adjourned Mr. Thornell ap peared upon tbe scene, and In a very excited manner apnroached 8ergeant-at-Arms Walsh and remarked tbat be had Insulted him. Mr. Walsh kept cool and respectful, but denied the atate menu He asserted tbat he had only discharged his duty. Assistant Alderman Clancy (approaching Mr. Thornell)? Ion ought to be asnanied of yourself to threaten a respectable old gentleman, who might be yonr grandfather, in such a disgraceful manner. Yon threatened him and raiaed your hand to him. He has only done what he was com pelled to do as an officer or this Board. Mr. Thornell retorted, and said he knew his rights In the matter and wonld look to them. A crowd here gathered around and general confu aion ensued. After a rew minntea more discussion all parties vacated the chamber, the irste Asaiat ant Alderman declaring that he would immedi ately proceed and procure a warraut for the arrest of Ml. Walsh on a charge of aaaanlt and bausc* PERU. Pierola'i Revolution Drawing Toward a Close Under the Action of President Pnrdo. The Chief of the Executive Jotirneyi to the Sett of War?Military Council and a Plan of Campaign?A loyal Response from the People and the Army. Lima. Nov. 25, 1874. Our little domestic tragedy la not yet ended. The curtain baa ralien over tbe first act, but the picket tiring oI Pteroia'a outposts near tne city of Moquegua and tbe advanced guards or the govern ment division under Colonel Kivarola, form a rattier unpleasant symphony. So definitive reault has been arrived at. It Is true that tbe news would not reacb ua under three days at the least, but our latest dates are from Arequipa and Mol lenuo, the new seaport of that famous city up to tbe 20th of this month. In a country like Peru where telegraphs are generally out of order, news sup pressed unless it be favorable to the powers exist ing and steamera leaving for Panama almost Immediately alter their arrival In Callao is re ported, a correspondent Is driven to tils wit's end to combine the necessary data for his despatches. 1 have determined to follow the only feasible plan, that of marking down events lu a diary fashion. Like a lady's letter the postscript may contain the cream of the communication. 1 will, then, resumo my nurrative. THE PRESIDENT'S TRIP TO THE SB AT OP WAR. The voyage ol the President, unexpected and sudden as it was, to the seat of war, was smiled ULon by Neptune, generally speaking a propitious god lu these latitudes. First touching at Mol lendo the Chief of State ascertained that all was quiet In Arequipa; and, disembarking some field artillery?six pieces?under Lieutenant colonel rionlfaz (a Drotber of the rormer Secretary of the Peruvian Legation In Washington, and a gallant gentleman), together with some companies of the National Guard of Callao, who were all tustantly despatched to Arequipa, Mr. Paido steamed down to ilo. The sight of tbe national standard flying from the main of tbe Panama rather startled the denizens of that port?that is, all the startle left in their nature after the confusing Inci dents of the preceding days, and brought them down to the beach In crowda to learn the character of tne new arrival. They could hardly believe their aenses when It was dis covered that the Chief Magistrate of the Republlo was on board, and the honor was speedily recog nized by the ding-dong ol the church bells, the liberal display ol the bloolor and the appearance of the principal people of the town at tbe gang way of the steamer to welcome the illustrious guest. HIS RECEPTION BY THB PBOPLB AND CLBROY Mr. Pardo, despite his lauits 0f obstinacy and self-sulllcienoy, is a man of the world and of tne most courteous bearing The villagers were treated with the utmost con slderatlon and the best Innch at the dis posal of the Panama's steward. They departed alter the usual speechmaklng, and on reaching shore vowed that they would die sooner tnan sur render. The presence or a respectable detach ment irom the Seventh regiment of Lima National Guards, landed as a garrison, increased tdelr valor and patriotism. Having despatched this deputation, Pardo betook himself to real bust ness, and after becoming fully acquainted with the condition of affairs returned to itaollendo: tak ing train at that port he arrived at Arequlpa on the morning of the 20th. His reception waa pleas ing in the extreme. The populace turned out en maase to greet their ruler, flags were hung irom every balcony, and even the old honses rulued by the fearful earthquake of 1868 were adorned with streamers and flowers. The Cathe dral clergy received the President under the "palio" or sacred awning, made ol rich silk and embellished with beantiini embroidery, a cere mony heretofore only conceded to prelates of blgh rank; the doors of the stately church were opened and a <Te Ojutn''^w8s Chjtntyd for. the peace of the , fiatJoh and the safety of ner chief. Trom all classes the most flattering proofs of respect and admira tion were manifested. This wu mi v?rv w.n nrnr!wSf t1?0#1' although chafing from impatience to ! wor*. ceremonies ?!?.. 5 wa.r ,1nd * ptan or campaign. nut the moment of escape arrived, aud men In council with the members of his staff and the Prelect ol Arequlpa, Colonel Osma, and in accord ance with the Ideas of Rivarola, commanding the division at Moquegua, the following plan was de vised, and is now probably being carried out. To dislodge Pierola from the magnificent positions be occupies at the estate^ called El Conde, or Los Angeles, would be an almost impossible task for troops approaching from the sea. No better idea can be given ol tne stronghold of the invaders and the camp of the government troops tnan by refer ring to Lookout Mountain and tne plains beneath l?. Only one little exception may be made tnai th? 8i Anfeles there is a still higher plateau on the level, more or less, of AreriniDi mm 9oor?'mBn f0rce8? D0W numbering ?oo or 900 men, are not sufficiently powerful to S?idiA li , the,r "tent ion is engrossed by the foe below, and it would be rash to divide lr?LL8lrengtU~sucl1 was the supposition or the President, and consequently the following conclu sions were determined upon, on the aist fit will be recollected lam writing fr?7m intelligence ud to the afternoon of the 20th only) a division com posed of the two line regiments Ayacuchoand vom ? brigade of mountain artillery and the National Guard battalion oi Lima, No 10 tim 1 crack regiment of Peru, accompanied by k coun e I of hundred troopers, numbering in all.saviioo I men, should icsvc ArcouiDii and hv fnr'oa i I marches, calculated to require' two davs anu ? hall of hard wors, gain the plateau ie?err<M tn and then, having got theMntwr? ????? riiifl'niVneii "ini onLoi h,s entrenchments and ?Hi? E\en should the Insurgent cnief have n^.t iU P0S8e83,?n of tms higher position it was tdat he C0UJ(1 hold it, as he has no artillery and only a couple of mitraflieuses Driven once from his shelter he coud escape to trie south or to seaward fur 1 r^artUlrmeet RlVar0,a ?Od Smith' With ?eudr 10 receive htm With open arms and open firearms, too, ior that matter lmVlriri toward Bolivia be would discover the passes guarded by the Indians of the great department otPuno, a woitny fighting roo /or the^neroioM savages of Cooper's novels; the railway fromsilf." ' lendo to Arequlpa lined by national guard? ?nd the frontier between Bolivia and Peru to the iaJ south obstructed by tne Prefect of Tacn? witnI number ol resolute men. Arequlpa wnereTo ir 1 pected to find a reiuge, is so mr loynuo fSw I ernment, and Is garrisoned by five battalion? nr National Guards from Lima and Cailao/two 2.2 , ing lett here stuce the receipt of the meff.gen^ i' ! am now transmitting). intelligence I Pleroia#u ft lDon Nicolas do I J?5?'* '? ?# rather a desperate condition but ho men UQ<^cr turn, aud your corre spondent ventures no prediction until the rla? n played out. Iquique, althouga perlectly trmiuutj a safeguard the 'longshoremen ol Cailao' ! marsVno.0*' UQder Com?"Ser San "hei 1 t N0RTFTRns movement try important. i?L.? Cajainarca movement in the north under Iglesias does not appear, at present, at least ;o bo ! particularly formidable, cnota, a town where i pnf,nSVOa V0ul,t? b?P?d 10 recruit, received them d?.?n'fn m ?our ast advlces report their hurrvmg down to the coast, where the people ol Lambi.* eque and chiclayo were awaiting the rmm with srms in hand and eager for the iray. Colonel Aguirre, witti his division of about four' hundred government troops, was lollo w 1 n g Ig esias ?Iomi v it would seem, however, that the Preslo" t Is mu ins upon the Napoleouic plan or crusning his ene mies lu detail. If Pieroia is Drone rvnm!i?.n Pardo can readily send ?uch a body of ?oid?m w the north as to bring Iglesias to ierms wTthou! Tim.?"? CA.mlL P?*0RFUL AND LOYAL. Guards In barr^nl'i8 l]atttt:lo"s National p,arrac't*< the admirable regiment of reiiufaT tronnt>etnfnnt.'ijr ,n r?'u ralher resemble vnrk ?J?iJ 1,0 tIle roundsmen of n ? A National, French and Italian Dmmm? les P*tfol the streets at nlgnt, keeping ^ry tranquil. w0 near of 'banX o> th*^?Sin 00?ntry,and this morning I1}? tfa'n the Oroya railway was flecked, the bandits liberating several political pilsoners on board; but these are miuor events always to be noticed In South America wnen a revolution is under way. The object is simply plunder and murder. _v ? militahy fowrr. ?8llonal Gnar<1 organisation, however, cer tainly deserves a few words of praise, as in the United States during the great war of secession, these regiments are formed Irom every class oi the people. Lawyers in bign standing, editors ol the principal newspapers In Lima, physlclaus and gen tlemen of fortune eagerly have shouldered their muskets or buckled on their swords and marched cheerfully to the lront. And the two camSaicrna T^IV. r?\wc;!^,"rr.'vr.?rh0.s;.tE;,iv and he wai do service thatVunid raflnc.t honor on wsraarct's on regiment. the rery naturt et tbe ground and the difficulties of obtaining foo<l ana lorage, me distance between the miserable Utile haraieta, where a potato la considered aa & luxury, must alao be remembered; yet all of theas hardships are now willingly endured by a cor pa only called Into existence a short two years sine*. TUB COMMISSARIAT. The commissariat la peculiar. T*b0 soldiers1 wives, and pardon me, their mistresses, are ever tn advance of tbe troops on the march. Like bird* of prey, they awoop down upon the villages on tho route and leave the desolate Inhabitants open mouthed and ravenous, wniie their Kettles boll la anticipation of the arrival ol their friends. Many a tune have I seen these "rabonas," aa they ar? called, with their babies strapped to their back* and burdened down with the paraphernalia of tha kitchen, simple enough but clumsy, scudding far lorwaril beyond tbe sound of tne bogies of the regl^ ment, and when the tired soldiers reached their camping grouud tbelr food was smoklug hut andf ready for them. When the war is over then tfce paternal government reimourses liberally the de spoiled ami makes ample reparation for the ptg3 and cai)f>hges appropriated by me coffee colored commissaries. BOUTH AMERICA. Panama. Dec. 0, 1874. According to tbe latest news by the ateamer which left Callao on the 29th ult. the revolution had not been quelled, though it was expected 15 soon would be. Tbe government has acted ti? the moat energetic manner and is enthusiasti cally supported by the people in general. When Seiior Pierola and hla partisans aaw that the steamer Talisman, from which they had landed, was captured by the Peruvian iron-clad, Huascar. tbey took forcible possession of the railroad and occupied the town of Moquega. This town baa been retaken by the government forces, with the loss of four lives. Pierola, and sncti forces as he could get together, retreated to a place in the vicinity, called Torata. This la described to be a small tableland In the centre of a very rugged and mountainous coun try, haviug only lour passes leading into It. AH' the passes have been taken possession of by tne government forcos, and Caucinto Indians havu given their aid to watch all the avenues througx which an eseape could be made. PRESIDENT PARDO went south on the 2oth, and was enthusiastically received at Arequlpa. Tne whole of the scutb,! with the exception of Torata, is in complete tran quillity, and the capture of i'terola and his parti san win be followed by au Immediate cessation oC revolutionary plotting. A SEVERE ACTION. Tbe outbreak at Cajamarca on the 14th ult. was quelled at tbe expense of twenty-three killed and. lorty wounded. * | A similar affair at Lambayeque railed from tba people siding with the government. The gov ernment has over 3,000 men of all arms In the field,/ and tbe chances of seiior Pierola are considered? very small. INCENDIARISM AND ROBBERY. In consequence of the disturbed state of thft country the Montoneros, or highway robbers, hav* started up In various places, robbing and setting lire to larm bouses. Tney even attacked the tram on the Oroya Kaiiroad and injured both the tracKf and the telegraph. When beaten they generally make lor tbe hills. Lonia and callao are pa trolled by guards, consisting of volunteers chiefly foreigners. LEGISLATIVE PROCEEDINGS. .fc i Congress Is still In session and will extend In sittings beyond tbe legal term by sixty days. It t?< proposed to establish a national bank to do all th? usual banking business, and tbe work done by Uim Treasury in addition. , A line of steamers from Oallao to China U talked of. INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION. . It appears almost certain that Peru wll hare clear case against chill for the expenses of th? present war, U the decision of tbe Oenevs Tri-: bunal, in the Alabama question, is to be recog nized as a precedent. ClUlt. The government has applied to Congress for power to raise ?foreign loan to produce $9,500,000, of which sum $4 500,000 will be applied to tba amortization of tne seven per cent loan of imt, and $5,000,000 to convert Into foreign dent tbe bonds to be Issued by the government tn payment of government works. CHURCH AND STATS. In all the public meetings that have been held the separation 01 Church and State was urged oa. the attentlou of the Cabinet. FOREIGN RELATIONS. The dispute with Bolivia is settled and the affair of the Tttena la in a fair way of adjustment. Relations with Peru and the Argentine tyepublit} are unsatisfactory. The fact ot the Peruvian press urging the Peru vian government to demand explanations from Chill respecting the Talisman haa excited consid erable sensation. in tbe case of the expulsion of the Chilian Con sul Irom Mendoza, Argentine Republic, by the au thorities, the Chilian government baa presented diplomatic demands, irom which satisfaction is expected. COLOMBIA. Panama. Deo. S, 1174. Tbe Republic of Colombia la general and the Isthmus contloae In tbe most perfect tranquility. New mines nave been discovered tn the State of Anttoquia; one named tbe Cascade yielded 412 ounces of stiver and one of gold to the too of ore. M ATBRIAL PROGRESS AND PIACH. The iron lighthouse to be erected tn the port ol Savanllla, in Bolivar, had arrived. It will De a revolving light, at an altitude of ninety-live feet above tbe sea, and visible twenty miles. The affair^ of the Hngn^veutura KaUroag COS*, pany, in Cabca, arestilTin an ini'adsfactiry con dition. The harbor of Panama Is destitute of ships of war. THE FILIBUSTER STEAMER TALISMAN. [Prom the South Pacific (Callao) Times, Nov. 28.J The navai tribunals of Peru are busy with the case of the prize; the filibuster steamer Talisman, lately seized under the English flag, which vessel will undoubtedly be yery shortly condemned. It will. In all probability, bo retted In the service of the government, to which one-2*lI the prize belongs, while tbe otner belongs to the cu?V9r*? 4 Till "NEUTRAL" CARGO. * * ^ The following is the Inventory of the cargo' which has been landed from tbe Talisman: i.oot rides, 3? revolvers, l fowling piece, 17 bayonetis, 3 sabres, 888,000 cartridges, 6,828 bars of lead, 6,000 pounds or powder, 67 cases of uniform* and 22 sheaths for bayonets. Sixteen of the crew are oa board the war steamer Hu&scar and two imprls. oued In this port. The wnole of the accounts ol the cargo aua the shipping list ere In possession ol the Peruvian aothorltles. BASE BALL The Keokuk (Iowa) Win* fbr 1879. Ksoxrx, Dec. 7, 1874. To the Editor of tub Herald:? The Western Club, of Keokuk, has formally Joined the professional association and entered Its name among those of the clubs competing for the whip pennant in 1878. Tbe club, which is com posed of responsible men throughout, is offlcered as followsPresident, John N. Irwin; Vice Presi dent, Frank Madden; Secretary, John W. Ran son; Treasarer, John W. Hobbs: Directors, Prank Madden, a L. Williams and W. Trimble. No de cision has as yet been reached as to the uniform of the players or the selection of a Held captain, but oontracts have been signed wltn eleven men who will play, as ioilows:?Catcher, W. Barnie. late of tbe Hartford Dine, the engagement of Snyder having been cancelled; pitcher, M. Qoiaen, an underhand* thrower, who is claimed to be tbe swiftest la Amenea, though Devlin, of the Chicago nine, will Jut mm to the proof next spring: Urst baseman, oe Simmons, formerly of the Cleveland forest City nine and of the White Stockings of 1871; sec ond baseman, J. W. Miller, a very strong player: third baseman, W. Ooidsmith; short atop aaa change catcher, P. ouinn, of the Franklin Club, o? Chicago, a catcner of unusual merit; right fielder, W. Riley; centre IlelJer and Qbange pitcher, Al., Pratt, or the old Cleveland Club; left fielder, T. Baker; substitutes, "Baby" Jones and W. Lap ham. Lapham comes from Chicago, and belonged once to the Actives, of Clinton, the aloe that beet' the White stockings and burst up. The per$onmU or tbe nine la unexceptionable,, and with the St. Louis and Chicago teams within' easy reach base ball tn the far Northwest will re ceive no inconsiderable Stimulus. Dating the past season, when only containing tocal\ plnyers, the Western nlae has made a good record,] winning 23 of si games played with amatear clubs' end losing 6 to professional teams?1 to tfee Mu-' tuals (1 to 12) end ? to the Chioegos (1 to S, s to 6. 0 to 7. 2 to 10). Their total score wee 480; oppo-; cent's. 201. Among the best games playett were the following:?Empire, ol St. Louie, t to a 0 te ?ri 6 to 8, 2 to 8; Nationals, of same city, 8tol;| Unions, of same ottv, 7 to 41 Iowa city, ?toft' oM^uisvw* Kf., s to 1^ ((pen island, of ??tL THE USIYEMAL PEACE gSIJH. The New Tork Universal Peace Union held ft meeting last evening in the chapel of the Univer sity Building. Tbe minutes of the previous meet lng having been approved Mrs. Elisabeth under* bill, who bad been sent as a delegate to the recent meeting of tbe Pennsylvania Universal Peace Union held at Philadelphia, reported that Mrs. La-' cretla Mott had presided thereat and that the gathering was altogether successful. Addreaeee CM-Wfe &-J5SZ5' sF President. Professor Wilcox, Mrs. Mocum, Mr, joselrn and others, all of whom earnestly advo cated peace and pointed oat the uselessness Of waf as a me?U4 of ?eHUM latenuunnnl fli?ii?> - >i