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THE WAR IN TURKEY.
A DECISIVE BATTLE EXPECTED IN HERZEGOVINA. London, Oct 19, 1875. A special despatch from Vienna to this afternoon's J'ill Mall Ocuetle says the Ilerzcgoviiiian insurrection ists aro preparing to attack ZubcL The Turks are concentrating there. A decisive battlo Is believed to 8>e impending. GERMANY. A BAVARIAN ROYAL DECREE INTRODUCING COM PULSORY CIVIL MARRIAGES. Munich, Oct 19, 1875. A royal decree published to-day gives effect to the tape rial laws introducing compulsory civil marriages. SPAIN. NEW MINISTERS APPOINTED. Madrid, Oct. 19, 1875. Scfior Murnnga has been appointed Minister to Vexlco. Seilor Merry will go to Brussels. THE DIRECT CABLE. THE FARADAY SAILED. London, Oct. 19, 1875. The steamship Faraday sailod to-day to repair the in jury to the Direct United States Cable. CUBA. ARRIVAL OP REINFORCEMENTS FROM SPAIN. Havana, Oct. 19, 1875. Two more steamers have arrived from Spain, with reinforcements lor the army. A FASHIONABLE WEDDING. THE MARRIAGE OF MISS ELLA E. VALENTINE TO WALTER M. GREEN AT FALL RIVER YESTER DAY?A BRILLIANT CEREMONY?A GRAND DIS PLAY OF FLOWERS AND PRESENTS. Fall Rivkr, Mass., Oct. 19, 1875. The marrlago of Miss Ella E. Valentino and Waltor M. Green, so long the therao of social interest in this city, came off this evening at tho Valentine mansion, which had boon most elaborately decorated for tho oc casion. This event called togolher a large company of porsonal friends from this vicinity and the larger cities. Miss Valentine is the youngest heir to tho great Valentino estate, which has descended to tho heirs of the fourth generation, tho ancestor bequeath ing it, having survived all his children and passing it over tho head of his grandson about thirty-six years ago. The aggregate at the presont would place It among the largest fortunes in tho land, and a very large portion of it is still investod in ostablishod enter prises that have greatly enriched this city. Mr. W. M. Green is the sou of a wealthy merchant of Providence, whoso fortune places him among tho solid men of that city. FESTOONS OF ROSES. Tho Interior of tho mansion where tho ceremony was performed was splendidly deoorated with festoons of roses, smilax and fern. The wodding ceremony took place under a llnely wrought arch of flowers, with a lloral crown in the centra Tbe refectory, improvised for the occasion outside of tho domicile, was rendored very attractive and beautiful with its profusion of flowors and splendor oi Illuminations. Tho lawn In front of tho mansion was also illuminated with about thirty glass globes and stars, lit up with gaa An arbor was built from the frontdoor to the sidewalk, and tho lat ter was carpeted to the street. A steamer was chartered to bring tho guests Irom Providence, and at tho hour appointed for tho ceremony there wgro about eight hundred spectators. THE CEREMONY. Tho ceremony was performed by tho Rev. A. K. P. Small, of the First naptist church, in a very imprcssivo manner, and many were tho congratulations showered upon the happy pair. The music lor the occasion was rendered by an orchestra from Providence. TUB PRESENTS. The presents were numerous, elaborate In design, and combined tho useful and beautiful. Included in tho display were statuettes, candlesticks, en gravings, chromes, tea and dinner sets, and lastly a pair of solitaire diamond eardrops, a present from tho bridegroom to his bride; a magnificent chronometer, with .Swiss watch chnm and pendants, valued at $1,000, a present from the bride to ber husband. WINTKRINO IN SAN FRANCISCO. The newly married couplo loft this evening for San Francisco, whore they propose to spend tho winter. TILE MISSISSIPPI TKOUBLES. CHARACTER OP THE COMPROMISE ENTERED INTO. Memphis, Tenn., Oct. 19, 1875. In the so-called treaty of peace botween Governor Ames and the Democratic State Executive Committee, at Jackson. Miss., whereby tho militia was disbanded, the committee assured the Governor that thoro was no other desire among the whites than that peace should be preserved, the laws enforced and A PAIR ELECTION had. and the leading whites would do all in their power Aiau, anu luu ionuiii^ nunuo nuuitt wo im? iti tuvil to tnls end. The Governor responded that in view of this assurance ho would meet their views as tar as pos sible, aud would order all tho militia companies to dis perse and return to their homes. It was agreed that the arms of these companies should be deposited in tho depots in the neighborhood in which tho companies were raised and bitguarded by I'nited States troops and be removed only by order of the Governor. Tho arms would uot he doliverod to the militia except in case of n riot or insurrection which could not bo suppressed by the civil authorities. ClilME IN LOUISIANA. New Orleans, Oct. 10, 1875. A commission of prominent citizens of tho East Feli ciana parish, hcailod by Mr. Pipes, tho consorvattvo member of tho House from that parish, waited upon Acting Governor Antoino to-day with a view of concerting measures to suppress law lessness. Judge Dewing, whose court was adjourned in consequence of the shooting ol Sheriff Smith, also submitted a constitutional proposition, to go hack and hold Sp. c il Term Court, providing law-abiding citizens pledged i iiomselves to give active support to the en forcement of law. LYNCHING IN WISCONSIN. Milwaukee, Wis., Oct 19, 1875. About a week ago tho Sheriff of Portage county, named Ilaker, was killed by two brothers, named Ames and Isaac Courtwright, whom ho attempted to oject from a building. This morning a party of masked men, numbering about forty, went to thej.i.i at Stevens' Point, seized tho keeper and put him iu irons, beat down the outside doors, took outtlio Courtwrighis and hanged them to a pino tree by tho roadside. Tho whole affair was quietly and systemati cally managed. There Is no evidence ol the Identity of the perpetrators, but it is understood they came from the town of Plover. STUDENTS AND ODD FELLOWS. A FIGHT ON THE CAMPUS OF YALE COLLEGE?A GRAND PARADE OBSTRUCTED?A RIOT, AND SEVERAL OF THE STUDENTS WOUNDED. [From the Evening Telegram.] New Haven, Conn., Oct. 19, 1875. The Odd Fellows' Encampment of this State and the Uncas Encampment, of Providonce, K. I., aro having a grand parade in this city to-day. As tho procession moved past Yale College, about ten X M., several hundred students collected on the col lsge grounds, and by shouts, cheers and groans an noyed the men In lino exceedingly. The procession soon after countermarched, and on Its return tho an noyance was repeated. Finally, a man who wus following tho procession was as saulted by the students and dragged from his cart. The , Odd Fellows halted, broko ranks, and, with drawn swords, went to his rescue. A lively light ensued, In which stones were thrown, swords broken, regalias torn and caps damaged. One student was'cut with a sword across the neck ; another received a severe sculp wound, while a number were made to lcel the points of their opponents' steel. . .. r at. . at. I.I L'.IL.wa ninwo I. it One or two of tho Odd Fellows woro hurt by stones. Tho police present were powerless to quell the dis turbance, and, before assistance could be procured, tho students had been put to flight. The riot caused n great coinniotu.il horn. The general opinion is that the stu dents were to blame. REPUBLICAN NOMINATIONS. Rochester, Oct. 19, 1875. The republicans at Genesee to-day nomlnatod lor Assembly Hugh W. McNair, of Livingston county. Middletowx, Oct. 19, 1875. The republicans of tho Second district of Orange county, at their Convention hero to day, nominated F. M. Cummins, of Goshen, Colonel of the l'24th regiment and a prominent granger, for tho Assembly, and Itev. i rank Fletcher, ol Walikill, for School Commissioner. THE HAliD MONEY CONVENTION. Cincinnati, Oct. 19, 1875. Citizens hero who were propartng for the Hard Money Convention, appointed to be hold in this city on tho Uath Inst., have accepted the action of tho n?iw York Committee as a postponement, Sensation Among the Politicians Over the Appointment of Chandler. GRANT'S PECULIAR WAY Simon Cameron Leaves the Na tional Capital in Disgust. AN AMUSING INTERVIEW Washington, Oct. 10, 1875. It would be difficult to describo the oITect produced bere by the appointment of ex-Sunator Zach Chandler to the Cabinet position of Secretary of the Interior. Like the old lady looking lor the pair ot specs lying in her lap, the politicians wero peering in evory direction over the horizon for tbo new Secretary instead of dropping their eyes into the lobby of Willard's, whero the Michigan ex-Senator was chaffing the newspaper correspondents and parrying, with humorous ambi guity, their Question if ho had been tendered the ap pointment. His arrival in Washington wtth the Presi dent lost week had given rise to a report that the vacant office had been offered him, but the shrowd eighteon years' Senator threw the news seekers off the scent with a well directed sally of his Wolverine wit, and the politicians, forgetting PRESIDENT GRANT'S WAT of picking out men to suit his personal notions, set to work guossing the most available and likely men in the line of selection for such an office. Tbo appointment is said to be "Grant all over," and shows that at this ticklish period of tbo career of the republican party tho President is not afraid to intimate afresh his cherished belief that he is stronger than his party, and that he may disregard all considerations of party policy in directing the affairs of his administra tion. Zoch Chandler may bo looked upon as , A STRANG K 8BUSCTI0N for a seat in tho Cabinet; nay, his appointment may soom even bizarre, but tho undoubted integrity of tho man officially, and his exocutivo ability as a politician, will, in the opinion of his friends, creato a reaction in his favor when the surprise of his choico is over. A LKVKK AT WILLARD'S. The new Secretary of the interior neid and Informal levee to-day at Willard's, where his friends called in crowds to offer their congratulations. The conflicting reports about tho tender of the office to him scorned to call for an explanation, and ho ussured thoso who wero curious on this point that the position bad not been offered to him until early this morning, and barely in tirao to allow him to make a lormal acceptance and take his seat in tho Cabinet at noon. This assertion does not do away with the gon eral belief, however, that ho was picked out by Presi dent Grant fully two wcoks ago, and had an Inkling, to call it by no stronger term, that he was the lucky man, this impression being strengthened by the coincidence of his meeting and joining the President on the return of the latter from tno west, and his other wise unaccountable presence in Washington. Tho se lection of Chandler may have more significance than at tlrst appears. While his appointment is very mnch in the fashiou of President Grant's independent way of doing things, the well known sentiments of tho ex-Senator on tho subject of reconstruction, If not a reform, of the Indian Bureau, may be regarded as A CONCESSION BY TliE PRESIDENT to the popular demand for a remedy of tho evils exist ing in this buroau. Tho now Secretary believes that tho Indian Bureau should be transferred to the War Department, where it was before the creation of tho Interior Department, and tho assignment and subordi nation thereto of tho numerous bureaus which de veloped from time to time w.th the growth of tho coun try and its governmental machinery. EXPECTED CHANGES IN TUB DEPARTMENT. Secretary Chandler did not make his appearanco at tho Interior' Department to-day, but will probably be gin the discbarge of his new duties to-morrow. It is understood that, in accordance with custom, ho will bo consulted in rogard to the appointment of an Assistant Attorney General for the Interior Department, to suc ceed William H. Smith, resigned, and that tho offices of Assistant Sccrctury of the Interior and tho Commis. sioner of Indian Affairs will bo vacated by tho resigna tion of their present incumbents, in case tho now Sec retary should prefer that they should bo fllled by other persons on his independent or concurrent nominations. GREAT DISGUST OP SIMON CAMERON?WIIY Till INTERIOR SECRETARYSHIP WAS NOT GIVEN TO PENNSYLVANIA? AN AMUSING INTERVIEW. Washington, Oct. 19, 1875. There la bad blood between the President and Simon Cameron. It seoma that on last Saturday the ox Secre tary of War came down from Pennsylvania to get the Secretaryship for ex-Congressman ScoOold, of Erie. The President, who was in no humor to sco him much loss to listen to tho demand, snubbed him. Ex-Senator Chandler heard of the troublo, and knowing Camoron's peculiar disposition, ho went up the hote where Cameron was stopping on Sunday afternoon to console him. Chandler had been sotoctod for, if not uppointcd to, the Secretaryship two weoks ago, but Cameron did not know it. Camoron was still angry, and on such occasions ho always repeats his sentences | Both were standing beforo tuo fireplace when tho AMUSING PART OP THE INTERVIEW took place. The gentleman from Michigan spit tobacco Juice continually, while his Pennsylvania friend scratched tho pimple on his Sowardian nose until it bled. Simon repeated a dozen times:?"I am going home to-night," and as often as he said it Zacliariah entreated. "Now, Simon, don't go to-night. Stay a little longer. There will bo a bettor chance to-morrow." Cameron rejoined:?"No, 1 am going on the next train. This is a hell of a time, any way. If I ask lor the appointmeut of doorkocper Grant says, 'Camoron wants nvorvthing.' If I want a clerk appointed in the department Grant says, 'Cameron wants everything.' I am going homo on tho next train. Damn the admin stra lion, any how I" Then the good Zochariah wrestled with his old Sen atorial ally again. "Now, don't talk that way, Simon. Things will bo better, to-morrow." And all the while ho was thinking of his own appointment two weeks beforo as Mr. Del ano's successor, which Mr. Camoron did not appre ciate in tho way that his friend would havo him. During Cameron's brief visit ho was asked to do a favor tor a friend, to which ho Invariably ropliod:? "I can't do anything until after tho Pennsylvania eloction; then I may have some authority." The friend remonstrated with him for bis procrastina tion and assured him that tho State would surely go republican. To which tho vcnorablo politician said:? "I don't know about that; better pray for it," and his face beamed with ironical smiles. Cameron left on the next train. It la understood that Cameron has demanded so much of the administration that Grant would stand it no longer, and resolved to assert his Independence of the great power which has rulod Pennsylvania for so many yeara CAREER Of THE SECRETARY, Zachariah Chandler, the new Socrotary of tho Inte rior, is a native of New Hampshire, having been born tn Bedford, in that State, December 10, 1813. After re ceiving an academic education ho entered npon a mer cantile career, in which he was very successful, accu mulating a large fortuno. His first political position of any importance was that of Mayor of Detroit In 1851. Ho was candidate for Governor of Michigan In 1852, but was defeated. Ho subsequently succeeded General Cass as Senator from that State, taking his seat In tho Thirty-fifth Congress. He was re-elected to tho Sonata in 1803 for the term ending in 1869. During tho war and In the legislation which followed for the restoration of the acceded States ho ranged him solf alongside of the more radical republicans, an ar dent advocate of all of those extreme measures which culmlnatoa In the Impeachment of Andrew Johnson, and which shook the country to Its political centre. He was again re elected in 1869 for tho term onding In 1875. At the election for United States Senator for his State, whloh occurred In January last, though strongly urged for the position by hit Blende and making an energetic and determined race, lie was defeated by Mr. Isaac P. Christiancy, the preeent In cumbent. In a recent conversation ho statod that he was still a candidate for Senator from Michigan and should be until he died unless elected. Tho opportunity to serve his country in a Cabinet position has, however, placed this candidacy in abeyance and enabled him to enter upon a new and untried hold of usefulness, which ho has accepted with promptitude. THE CANAL BOARD. EXAMINATION OF MESSRS. BABCOCK AND YATES AS TO CANAL CONTRACTS?DEPUTY ATTORNEY OENEBAL FAIltCHlLD ADMITS THE NON-EX ISTENCE OF FRAUD?THE WORK NOT WELL DONE. Alii AST, Oct 19, 1875. Tho Canal Doard mot at ten o'clock to Uko up the cases of Engineers Yates and Babcock. There were present the Lieutenant Governor, the Secretary of State, tho Stato Treasurer, the Attorney General, the State Engineer and Commissioners Strand and Jackson. Deputy Attornoy General Faircbild was present for the people, Judge Yates for Colonel Yates, and G W. Miller for Mr. Babcock. Judge Yalos asked a separate trial for Colonel Yates, us the charges wore distinct and separate. Attorney General Pratt thought it unnecessary. After some conversation, Troasurer Raines movod a separate trial for Colonel Yates. Lost i to 5. The trial of both togethor was then proceeded with. Colonel Yates was then called to tho stand, lie was sworn and exantinod by Deputy Attorney Goneral Fair child. Ho said he was appointed Divisiou Engineer April 17, 1871, and has been in office since, except dur ing the timo of suspension; know tho provisions ol tho contract of H. I). Denison for tho removal and building ol walls In the Mobawk River; tho work had been done during his administration; tho contract was let some time in 1869; do not know when it was to bo completed; did not know tho details of tho contract; could not toll whether tho walls removed and rebuilt had been built under tho contract; It ha<l not during my timo. Witness was asked what constituted a dry vortical wall. Ho answored partially, but askod for a copy of the speciflcattons to tnako his answer full. Mr. Fairchild pressed this quostion. Counsel for Yates oblectcd to the question, saying that tho contract and specifications would show it. Mr. Fairchild protested that this proceeding was not a criminal trial of Yates. It was for the protection of tho interests of the people, and ho did not think the strict rules of a court should npply. Ho merely wantod tho witness to toll what a certain wall consisted of ordi narily. Counsel for Yates was satisfied with tho explanation, and tho witnoss answered tho question, stating the ma terials requirod. Witness then statod that during tho timo the work was going on ho did not look at the contract. He looked at tho work and was satisfied that it was going on prop erly. Ho had full confidence in his subordinates, and did not bolievo they would make false estimates. Mr. Fairchild road a description of a dry vortical wall, and asked tho witness if he had examined the work to learn if it compliod with it. Witness answored that ho had made examination of the work and found that somo of the walls woro not made in accordance with tho contract and ho objected to them; ho did not object to tho whole work, as souio of it vyas correct; engineers differed as to which comcut was the best; ho always examined tho sand and tho cement to see if it was right; ho always told his sub ordinates to see that tho work was dono according to contract; sometimes a work is not donooxactlylnac. eordance with tho specifications, and yot ills properly dono; this is the case when tho materia s at haud are not exactly what is called for and we are obliged tohato ?he work done; they do tho host possible thing under tho circumstances. Witness said there was not a single piece of work on tho canal, from Aibany to Buffalo, which Is dono in exact compliance with tho specifications; it is impossible to do it; on his division ho examined all this work; followed the practice o! his predecessors and saw to it that tho work was alway s charge of neglocu Ho then detailed what ho had dono at considerable length, showing that ho had frequently Inspected tho work. Ho said that he had beon informed that there had been a piece of wall laid up against a rock face, hut a reason had been given which was satis factory. It was that it was really less expensive than to skip it. He was not of his own knowledge Informed ?VhoS Lieutenant Governor?Ry what authority did vou sign aud forward monthly estimates or the work which had not been dono according to contract t Colonel Vates-I did it. as it had been the practice for all timo; somo of the best men in tho Slate had dono it. and I followed tho precedent Mr Fairchild produced specimens of tho cement which ho had pulled out of tho wall of tho work yes terday and submitted them to tho witness. The witness said that somo of It was good and somo 0f!dVr Kiurchdd also produced several pieces of stono which ho had pulled out, and witness said they wero not proper stone to use in such work; ho had thought tho wall good enough looking at the face of It, ho had not looked into tho back of the wall. He would not have any of the wall built of such stono if ho hud boon the inspector thereof; these walls ought to be laid in cement all the way through; he could not say whotbef this was dono; his assistant engineer could tell that. Mr. Fairchild?You are here to answer lor yourself. Did you look to see if this was dono?to seo it the wall WWttncs(^Mamlnod tho work, depending upon my assistant to sco that the details wero properly executed, 1 ^Mr^Fairchdd?You mado the final accounting for tho over the work and saw it properly dono; it was all dono under my predecessor. Mr Fairchild?Where was there any recorded au thority for having a vertical wall in that w-ork ? The contract called lor a siopo wall at ninety live cents per yard and yet there were 63,319 yards of a vortical W Wltnoss?Sfknow It n^nc^was all before my time; I know ihat it has been tho practice to change from slope to vertical wall whenever tho best interests aro to Mr'"; W. Miller road the Appropriation law of IS,4, which provided that vertical walls might be substituted for others by the Board of Canal Commissioners when "iM tsmst?n? ized 9 OOu yards of vertical wall and F?J F00 found there 'were 53,000 yards built. Now, how did you come t0wXeshs^It was, I supposed, regular-done by onthnfitv Jill11 I lllid 110 flltt'TDiltiVC. Treasurer Haines turned to tho proceedings of tho Board ed found that Attorney General Barlow had given an opinion that tho Commissioners could roako thTheaw?tnoss then explained In detail how the work was dime and the authority for it He said Commis sioner Thayer ordered me work done; I had to do with ordering it; Commissioner Thayer said he would lake ah the responsibility for it Witness then read another law. which authorized tho building of %cr Ileal walU any where along the Krie Canal when deemed nnreaaarv bv the Canal Commissioners. Mr Fairchild?In all these things that you did and omitted to do, Mr. Bahcock concurred with you did he no111 v Mr "FalrchUd said be would like to havo tho Board go up and see this work. It could In that ^ ? , information in hall of a day than it could in lour days Beard go and oxa,nine tho WWunt?^Mthennc^sWexarnl,,ed by Colonel Fur man and stated that he was a civil engineer and had Lm.i as such slnco 1853 on various railroads and had assr csffA ? see that ali work was doDO iu accordance with the con U mT Fairchi 1?rea^th'e"canal accounting in the John so?contact and found some 20,000 pounds of ironused. He asked witness how ho found so much iron had boon ""witness replied:?This iron had been used before lie came into ofilco and the amount was passed to I. mi ; ho . it r,,r granted it was correct; he coulil not te? whether It wm or not without tearing the work do* u f?Witnesses tbon examined by Judge Yates m to his diligence and faithfulness in tho discharge of his duty Attention was called to the building of a bridge which had not been provided for In tho contract, and Judge Yates read a clause in the contract which required and authorized all the work necessary. Under this clause he claimed, the bridge was built, and the witness said it was actually necessary, honco ho supposed it had been ordered. ? . ? M The Board then took a recess till three F. n. AlTKR WtCBSB. Tho Canal Board reassembled at three I. M., and tho examination of Mr. Yates was resumed and finished, but mithing new was elicited. S R Babcock, tho rcstdont entfnoof, aplnst whom ainxiinr rharces woro mado, was called to the stund afld examined by Bepuly Attorney General Fairchild. Ho paid thnt he was appointed to his present position in 1H74- he detailed the duties of engineer on the canals at length and also described tho inauner ol building walls, Lnlmff that if a contract callod for a six-inch wall, and, ?n order to level up, sumo of smaller dimension was 111 ft ^ always'regariled as fnlttlllng the require used, it W i contract. His attention was called to ,eeea of work which he bad accepted and cor EfMtt? said ho had considered them proi>erty done omIs nSarTo requirement. of tho contract as was ^Treasurer Raines asked the witness If his attention Balni Uiea aakad X. iavutOuw had not ha.a ?bown certain contractors, and be answered not to his knowledge. Attorney General Fairchlld then read the testimony of William B. Taylor, Blale Engineer, given before the Investigating Commission, iu which bo testified that Hahcock boil been guilty of Irregularities and fruud In bis estimates, aud he (Taylor) had discharged blm, and said, "You wore discharged about that time, were you not?" The witness answered that he was discharged, and Mr. Fairchlld said that be hod finished with the witnesa Mr. Miller, counsel for Babcock, asked him to state the circumstance, and he proceeded to explain, showing thut he had done nothing wrong. In fact, he said, the estimate was not estimated at all; it was Mr. Crocker's estimate; when discharged he was not informed of the roasons for It; the estimates I made, he said, con tained considerable rock; I handed it to Crocker and he said I had too much rock, and it was cut down Mr. Miller?Is there not a clause in all contracts which provides that whenever thoro is extra work on a contract to bo done the contractor can bo required to do it? Witness?Yes, sir. Mr. Miller?Did you ever receive any protest from your superiors against uny work you had accepted? Witness?No, sir. Mr. Miller?Did you have any voico in the selection or appointment of your subordinates? Witness?Nono whatever. I spent all the time I could take away from the office on the works inspect ing them. Secretary of State Willers read a portion of the testi mony taken by the commission, in which it appeared that Bahcock had allowed the use of poor material bc causo thoro was not titno to get better. Witnoss explained thai such was tho case. Mr. Fuirchild said he could not see any necessity for further testimony. The charges were all admitted with explanations. Now, be thought, all that was necessary was an inspection of this work ss proposed snd agreed to by tho Board. Mr. Miller said ho was gratified to hoar tho Deputy Attorney General say this morning that Mr. Yates at least was not hero under a criminal charge, that he was not guilty of a fraud; but if tho Board takes tho ground that this work is not up to the usual standard ot canal work then we will be under the necossily of calhug witnesses to provo that it is. Tho Lieutenant Governor said that it was charged by the Deputy Attornoy General that this work was not dono ss it should he, and there was no substantial de nial of that. On tho othor hand it is claimed that tho work is as good as that usually done on the canal, aud there is no substantial denial of that on the (>art ot Mr. Fairchlld. The Board then adjourned until to-morrow to visit and inspect the work. WASHINGTON. GENERAL WASHINGTON DESPATCHES. Wasuixoton, Oct. 19, 1875j A DISHONEST POST OFFICE CLE UK ARRESTED. John H. Nichols, clork in the city Post Olfice, has been arrested, marked money aud decoy letters having been found upon him. He had been for some timo suspected of purloining letters. THE SOUTHERN ATACHES?FAVORABLE RETORT OF THE AGENT. The United States Indian Agent, J. M. Shaw, writes to tho Commissioner of Indian Alfalrs, from the ofilco of the Southorn Apache Agency, Ojo Calicute, New Mexico, transmitting his monthly report, and says:? I take pleasure in stating that this agency, and the Indians of this reservation, aru ill every respect satis factory, aud show a decided advance toward maintain ing good order and obcdienco to law. Of this I have had a practical test duriug this month. I have for bidden all Indians leaving tho reservations on stealing expeditions, but there are always some repro bates in overy community, aud we cannot ox pect a barbarous tribe to bo free from them. A few Indians recoutly left on such an excursion and brought stolen horses on tho reservation, and I made a demand on tho chiefs that this stolen property should he brought in aud turned over to me for tho purpose of returning it to its lawful owners. In loss lliau four hours five horses woro brought in and turned over to mo, without the necessity of military force, us has heretofore boon required. These were all of the horses they had on the reservation, but soveral of thorn acknowledged that they had sold animals outside. Thoso I required to point out the horse aud tho pur chaser to tho owners, which they also did. An occurrence of this kind, 1 vouturo to say, has horotoforo never been known in tho history of this tribe. This most dourly shows that they can be con trolled ami made to obey without the presence of a military force. This, to me, shows progress In the right diroction, and with this lesson, I think, they will not soon attempt another raid. They scorn to be very well contented, and place great confidence In what I tell them. Very seldom do they try to deceive. Our annuity goods are arriving in very good time, and the Indians seem pleased to know that they will have their clothing bofore cold weather sots in. Owing to tho incessant rains and (loods the contractor has failed to keep us supplied with llour, but by Issues of beef in lieu thereof they havo been kept comparatively satis fied. Owing to tho same cause our buildings have been deluged, much to our annoyance, as well as pecuniary loss to the contractor. THE RED CLOUD COMMISSION?THE INDIAN COM MISSIONER ON THE REPORT. Hon. E. P. Smith, Commissionor of Indian Affairs, in conversation concerning tho report of tho Hod Cloud Commission, calls cspocial attention to ono featuro of it, which is that daring the period of two years' time cov ered by the Investigation of this commission tho disbursement of funds at that agency has amounted to ovor $1,300,000. Ho says tho commission, composed of flvo eminently practical and competent business men, alter a scorch of ninety days, most of which were spoilt in the Indian country, find, as the result of an investigation, tho thorough ness of which no ono will question, that successful frauds have been perpetrated, resulting in a loss to the government not oxcoeding (torn $4,000 to $7,000, and this by one man out of a largo nuinbor of dealers and contractors, and in a disbursement of over $1,260,000, which has hitherto been regarded as the terra incognita of the bureau, and which offers larger facilities for tho concealment of fraud than any other portion of tho Indian country. CONVENTION OF UNIVERSALISTS. Lynn, Mass., Oct. 19, 1875. The General Convention of Univcrsali-sts in tho United States will bo held in this city for tlircrf days, beginning to-morrow. Delegatus representing churches in nearly every State will be present. MAKING TRAMPS WORK. Utica, Oct. 19, 1875. The Board of Charities of this city ii attempting tho solution ol the tramp question by requiring all ablo bodied stragglers applying for rclior to break stones upon the public streota. Tho announcement of this plan has already caused a perceptible diminution of tho number of applicants. LITTLE ? ROCK RAILROAD. Limit Bock, Ark., Oct 19, 1875. A contract has been entered into for the completion of the Little Bock and Fort Smith Railroad, a distance of forty-live miles, between tho present terminus and Fort Smith. NEW ENGLAND'S FIRE LOSSES. Boston, Mass., Oct. 19, 1875. Tho record of fire losses in New England lor Septem ber foots up $941,900. INDEPENDENT ORDER OF FOR ESTERS. Philadelphia, Oct. 19, 1875. The Most Worthy High Court of the Independent Or der of Foresters convened at Handel and Haydn Hall, in this city, this morning. Delegates wero in a'.tcndnnco from sixteen States. The day was occupied by discussing amendments to tho ritual and constitution. The F.xccutivu Council reported sixty-seven subordinate courts und 4,000 membership. There wore paid for relief during tho past year $5,463 To morrow evening Pennsylvania Lodge. No. 1, I. 0. O. F., of this city, welcome the High Court delegates to their lodge hall. Colonel A. D. Caldwell, High Chief Banger of the Foresters, will deliver an address on tho princi ples of the Order. MARINE DISASTER. L08S OF A NORWEGIAN BARK OFF THE IRI8H COAST?THE CREW AND THE WHOLE CARGO LOST. London, Oct. 19, 1873. Advices hnvo been received horo announcing that tho Norwegian bark llulda, Captain tiundorson, has been lost off Drogheda. The crow were saved, but the cargo was totally lout. Tho llulda wiu 600 tous burden, and was lust from New York, .September 21, for Dundalk. Her cargo consisted of al>out 24,000 bushels of corn. ;the police commissioners. It was rumored around tho City nail yesterday that Mayor Wtckham has concluded to drop tho charges against Police Commissioners Matsoll and Dtsbcckor. Tho delay in forwarding any document against theso Commissioners to tho Governor probably gtvos foun dation to this rumor. The Mayor, on being ques tioned In relation to tho matter by a Hkkald reporter, remarked that bo had nothing new to communicato. THE HOME RAVINGS BANK. Boston, Oct. 19, 1876. Tho run on the Homo Savings Dank continued.to-4ay, and over $50,000 were .paid to dcixeulura AMUSEMENTS. ?ON BULOW AT REHEARSAL. Boston, OcL 19, IS"5. Von BQlow has Just concluded a long and painstaking rehearsal with tlio orchestra of Uie principal wofks ho will perform during this and next woek in Boston. The rohearsal revealed more of a peculiar musical nature of tho man than even his public performance last night. Ho is essentially a conductor, and, to uso a telegraphlo simile, it seemed as If there was a special wire from each instrument of the orchestra to his highly sensitive ear. The Heuselt Concerto, a Bort of piano steeplechase for fleet fingers, was rehearsed over again aud again. Now the pianist sprung to Ills feet in his quick, nervous manner, and belabored some unlucky oboe, horn, cello or bassoon for a slight deviation trom tho inex orable rules laid down for the performance of this try ing work. Nothing seomed to escape him in the or chestra. Whero ail ordinary, or ovon a vory good, con ductor would bo willing to pass over us a venial error, BQlow is noxt on his feet declaiming, gesticulating and insisting upon a repetition. There is a certain manner ism of excitement and florce ardor about him while sit ting at the piano that must bo very annoying to the leader of the orchestra. To-day I saw him Jump up in the middle of a most complicated chorded run, rush to the dosk of one of tho cello players and make a penct mark to emphasize a single note. Tho concert which takes place to morrow evening presents a moro attract ive bill for the public than that in which BQlow made his dtibut SriXE. TITIENS IN BROOKLYN. Mile. Titlens made her appearance beforo a select Brooklyn audience at the Academy of music last ovon. ing. The building was about two-thirds*filled, and the prima donna received an ovation flattering In tho extreme. Tho programme opened with the grand duo "I pescatori," by Signort Tom Karl aud Or landini. Miss Matildo Hoffman then sang the aria "Curo Campagne," Sonnambula, and was greeted with an encore. M. Kmillo Sauret, tho violin virtuoso, so charmed tho audience with "Dt tantl polpltl," Puganlnl, that he was com pelled to perform three solos not on the programme. Millo. Titicussang "Der Frelschutz," which so won ino hearts of the assemblage that Bhe could not resist their applauso, and so gave with much feeling and with Just sufficient of tho German accent to mellow a few words of the ballad, "Home, Sweet Home." The Knglish pianiste, Mine. Arabella Goddard performed sonata, piano solo, aud other airs wiuuing fresh laurels. Tho aria "Mignon," by M. Karl followed by "Kathleen Mavourneen," bv Mile. Tilious, terminated part llrst of the programme. In tho second part, Signor Orlandinl gave Brindisi's "Martha" and Miss Violetta C'olvillo sang an aria Irom "Traviata.'* "L'Anlita" was Mile. Titions' last notes, and sho was ropeatodly called to the front by the en thusiastic Brooklynites, whose upplause was acknowl edge by a series of graceful bows. Tho concert closed with a duo by Mr. Tom Karl und Miss Colrille, from "Bon Pasquale." STEINWAY HALL. The raw weather, the late glut of amusements, or both cases combined, rendered tho uudicnee at Stein way Hall last evening a small ono, but those who at tended were amply repaid lor their venturo. Scfiors White and Cervantes made their llrst appearance in America, and it was a very successful one, indeed. Both violinist and pianist wore heartily encored, again and again, ami tho singing of Miss Emma Thursby and Messrs. Kritsch and Sohst was well received. "MTJSIC AND ITS GREAT COMPOSERS." The third entertainment in Mr. J. N. Paulson's course at Association Hall was givun to a good houso last evening. The subjoct was "Music and its Great Composers," and it was rendered like those which have proccdod it. Tho subjoct being rather too comprehen" sive to permit of exhaustive treatment, Mr. 1'attison contented himself with very general references to tho art of music and bad no time to illustrate the styles of many of tho great composers. Those of whom mon tion was made were selected from tno list of geniuses whose works havo best served to lllustrato tho beauties of tho piano. Those wore Bach, 'Beethoven, Liszt, Handel, Mozart and Uotlschalk. Additional interest was bestowed on the entertainment by tho presence on one sido of tho platform of a harpsichord once the prop erty of Handel. Of this ancient piano Mr. Paltisou related what ho has been reliably inlormcd is its true history. The instrument, it would appear, was made in London 122 years ago for a private gentleman, tho friend of l)r. Arne, wno was a contemporary and friend of Handel. Through I)r. Aruo Handel was procured to play on it, and ho admired it so much that the owner, desiring to contribute to tho happiness of Handel, w ho was then blind, sent it to his apartments, and for nearly two years it reuiainod in his possession. It is now the property of a private gentleman In this city, to whom it has descended as a family relic aDd who recently brought It over from England, intending it for the Centennial exhibition. In outlino it was not unltko uu attenuated shadow of the grand piano used by Mr. Pattisou, and its tone, though perfect still and very pleasing, is little more in volume than an echo of it. It Is in an excellent state of preservation, and when new must have been one of the best of its kind. Music appeals moro directly to human sensibilities, Mr. I'attlson said, than any other art, and its lutlucnce is often appreciated by persons who cannot explain why they aro affected by Ik For a perfect musical work harmony, expression and idoality aro required. I He played Bach's prelude and fugue in A minor on both I instruments, having selected this composition to show tho surprising niannor in which the theme is carried i ouk Every succeeding piece was performed only on ' tho piano. His selection from Beethoven was tho Sonata Erotca, opus 2d, In whose varying phases Mr. I'attlson believes are heard tho echoes of the composer's unrequited love. Noxt was hoard "La C&mpanolla." by Liszt, a work forcibly illus trating the ease with which this eminent artist raastored difficulties of fingering. The other selec tions given were llandol's ' Harmonious Blacksmith," a minuRlio showing the airy, cheerful manner of Mozart anil Gnttsch.-ilic's "Ranio." The nnt.ortuinmnrit u.-n. and Gottschalk's "Banjo." The culortalnmcnt was agreeably concluded with a national rhapsodie by the lecturer. DRAMATIC AND MU8ICAI., NOTES. The Grand Opera Uouso is to bo oponed on Saturday night for moro miscellaneous performances than havo been usual on the west side. It is to bo what is called "a placo of popular resort," and tbcro la no reason why it should not bo popular If it is good. The crowd which boslegcd the entrances to tho Academy on Monday evening was somewhat unruly natu rally, but might have beeu kept In tolerable order by adequate arrangements for its admission. As it was there was inoxtricable confusion and tho interference of the police had to be invoked, and their foroo was too small to be of much service. Mine. Arabella Goddard's piano recital on Thurs day afternoon affords the lady a much fluer oppor tunity for tho display of her abilities than she could havo in the miscellaneous programmo of the Titlcns concerts. An artist who has won her reputation in in terpreting classical music cannot easily sustain it by in cidental performances. Thoso have only increased the desire to hear Mme. Goddard under more favorable cir cumstances. MIDNIGHT WEATHER REPORT. War Dbpartwext, ) Oppicb or tftr Chibf Signal Officbr, ? Washington, Oct 20?1 A. M. ) Probabilities. For the Atlantic States, high or rising barometer, northwest to northeast winds and warmer, partly cloudy weather. For the Gulf Statos, Tennessee and tho Ohio Valley, high barometer, northeast to southeast winds, rising or stationary temperature and clear or partly cloudy weather. For the lakes, tho Upper Mississippi and Lower Mis souri vailoys, slowly falling barometer, southeast to southwest winds and warmer partly cloudy weather. THE WEATHER TESTE RD AT. The following record will show tho changes in tho temperature for the past twenty-four hours, in compari son with the corresponding date of last year, as Indi cated by tho thermometer at Hudnut's pharmacy, Hkkald Building:? 1874. im 1874. 1874. 3AM 42 4'J 3:30 1'. M 33 62 6 A. M 42 48 OP.M 50 62 ? A. M 44 60 0 1'. M 47 44 12 M 40 62 12 M 46 43 Average temperature yesterday .... 48X Average temperature lor corresponding date last year FREE LIBRARY. The Apprentice*' Library, No. 472 Broadway, has just been rcoponed. The aim of this Institution Is to ftirnlsb gratuitous reading to the working boys and girls of this city. It numbers over 60,000 volumes, selected with great care, comprising the most suitable works for general reading, and Is supplemented by the best new literature soon after publication. It supplies an nually nearly 130,000 volurnos lo 7,000 readcre. The library Is 0|>cn from right A. M. to nine I?. M. Al though intended mainly for the working boys and girls, it Is practically freo to all, as any one not strictly em braced in that class, either la consequence of age or profession, is admitted upon tho osviuma of a uowiual fKA COUNTERFEIT GREENBACKS. For the put two weeks numeroue people on the we* itde have bid passed ou tUom counterfeit $20 natioual bank notes. Tho majority of the people who have been victimized in this manner are the keepers of small stores. The man appears to be a very good talker Cor ho al ways happens to get his counterfeits exchanged for good monev. , This manner of swindling has boon carried on pretty extensively, but did not oomo to the knowledge ol o if '?model police force" UDtil last night, when several residents of the Twenty second ward called at tho West Forty-seventh street police station, and in formed the Sergeant of their losses. They were able to give s description of the swindler that will be ffulfl Ctent to lead to ins detection. Ho is about forty years of age, Ave feet eight inches In height, having dark hair and s full dark beard. He was dressed in a dark overcoat and pants, and wore a dark fttit hat. When last seen ho was in tho company of another man, whose description wu not obtained. BRUTALITY IN BROOKLYN. In the Brooklyn City Court, before Jutfge Reynolds, action was brought yesterday by Walter Westlake against a man nainod Owen Tuily, to recover damages iu the sum of $10,000. On the evening of April 29, 1875, it is alleged, tho defondant was riding on the front platform of a Myrtle avenuo car, when the con ductor atkod for ins tare. Tully struck the car official in tho face, which the conductor resented by shoving tho man off the car. Tully, who keeps a liquor store at the corner of Myrtle and Kuetrand avouues, jumped on Ihe car again, and in the scutliu which ensued he bit the thumb of tho conductor so severely that the nicest surgical treatment was necessary to save it from amputation. Tho plaintiff was confined to bis boil for ibrce months, and his hand is permanently dis abled. Tho cue will bo givon to tho Jury to-day. THE COW BAY MURDERER. William Delatiey, tho sailor who wu arrested fo* having murdered Captain Lebanon Lawrence on board of a vessel in Cow Bay, on the 27th of August last, will be tried in tho Court of Oyer and Terminor for Queens county to-day. Tho Court will bo held at North Hemp stead, Judge I'rait presiding. Au extra panel of 150 jurors has been called. WATERED STOCK. A rowing association, to be known as the New YV. k Stock Exchange Rowing Association, hu been formed by 140 members of tljo Exchange. At & meeting held yesterday the following officers were elected for the en suing year:?President, Brayton Ives; Vice President, Alex. Taylor. Jr. ; Secretary, E A Brake; Treasurer, It. B. Hartshorn; Captain, OL H. Loland; Lieutenant, C. G. Peters; Trustees, J. W. S. Oddee, W. Lumwis, M. Burr, Jr., S. J. Drake and F. K. Sturges. HOTEL ARRIVALS. Governor Henry Lippitt and ex-Governor Honry How ard, of Rhode Island, are at the Fifth Avonue Hotel. Mr. John M. Douglas, President of the Illinois Central Rail road Company, is staying at Uio Brevoort Housb. Colonel Thomas G. Baylor, United States Army, is reg istered at the Metropolitan Hotel General Albert G. Lawrence, of Rhode Island, a member of tbe Black Hills Indian Commission, arrived in tho city last even ing from tho West, and is at the Albemarle Hotel. Dr. Gerhard Rohlfs, tho African traveller, who arrived from Europe in the steamship Main, is residing at the Gilsoy House. Rev. Dr. Carmody of Now Haven, is stopping at the Astor House. Gcnoral James Craig, President of the Hannibal and St. Joseph Railroad Company, has arrived at tho St. Nicholas Hotel Colonol E. B. Beaumont, of West Point, and Mr. ?. S McComb, of Delaware, are amoug the late arrivals at the Fifth Avenuo Hotol. IF YOUR LUNGS ARE WEAK STRENGTHEN tliem by using Halk's Honkt or Hohkhooxd axu Tab. 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