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Inclusively for the Register. By the I'nclllc hihI Atlantic Line. EUROPE. Us Proposed Customs Treaty Gen. Cliangarnier Seriously 111. Labor Question in England. CROPS SADLY DEFICIENT. Grand Duke Alexis' Squadron,! His Arrival at Plymouth. German Deputies W ithdrawn Victor Hugo Dangerously 111. Treaiy Between Trance and Ciierniaiiy. \"i:i:s.\iu.i:s, September 10. ? The majority of the Assembly are known to be favorable to the customs treaty with Germany, including Alsace anil Lor raine, the re-u't of which will be the evacuation of the Departments of Aisne, Aube, Cole DCr, ani Juraby. The German debate upon the bill authoriz ing the signing of .such a treaty will take place to-day. General Changarnier is lying danger ously ill. The < ro|??. London, September 10. ? A corres v indent of the Times says the wheat < rop is disastrously deficient. I.altor <)ur<itlon In England. The leaders of the Internationals have promised the London weavers that they will prevent the importation of foreign workmen into England. The London labor league have de nounced the introiluction of foreigners into Knglish workshops as a dangerous I" >litical precedent. The Times deplores the continuous antagonism between capital and labor. The steamships Java and Ilarinonia have arrived at Plymouth. <? mini Diikr Alexia Ht Plymouth. London", September 10. ? The Russian - Iiiadron, i ?r New York, with the Grand Duke Alexis on board, has ar rived at Plymouth. Vormnn lirpntiri Retired. I'RAcrE, September 17. ? Tlie German deputies have formally retired from ti.eir seats in the Bohemian Diet, alleg ing as their reason for retirement that the Crown has assumed illegal preroga tives which are entirely unpardonable in the eyes of the Germans. General dissatisfaction exists in polit ical circles, and especially among the German- Austrian Deputies, caused by the communication recently received from the Emperor suggesting various reforms in the Administration of the ' iovernment. !'?rrl mill I.ullirr to bo Executed. Ykrsaim.es, September 17. ? It is be lieve! that the executions of M. Ferri .'tnd General Lullier, the Communists, who have been sentenced to death by a court martial, will be ordered to take place on Wednesday next. Inauguration the Mount <'eni? Tunnel. London*, September 17. ? The official inauguration of the Mount Cenis tunnel took place to-day, all the necessary arrangements being carried out with marked success. A train, consisting of twenty-two cars, occupied by various dignitaries, including representatives of France and Italy, the directing en gineers of the work and many other otlicials, was run in safety through the tunnel, occupying but twenty minutes in the passage. Telegrams announcing the inauguration of the tunnel were afterwards sent to the French and Ital ian Governments, and replies were received congratulating the directors upon the successful termination of the gigantic enterprise. Victor Hiiro Sorloiuiy III. London, September 17. ? A dispatch received in this city to-day announces that M. Yictor Hugo is lying seriously ill, suffering from a severe attack of pleurisy. The attending physicians, however, do not express any doubts as to his recovery, although for the present he is subjected to the most careful treat ment. Treaty Between France and Oer mauy. Ykrsaillbs, September 17. ? In the Assembly, last evening, the debate on the bill authorizing the signing of a customs' treaty, between France and Germany, with relation to Alsace and Lorraine, was brought to a close by a vote been taken, when the bill was agreed to by a decided majority. '1 he evacuation, by the Germans, of several of the occupied Departments is expected to result from the signing of this treaty. i>i?armament of National Guards. Paris, September 17. ? The disarma ment. of the Paris National Guard has been completed. No disturbancess were met with, the members surrendering their arms without resistance. WASHINGTON. The Hodge Defalcation. Washington, September ] r?. ? Tlie treasury officials put fort J? a long statement this morning, in reply to Pay master General Bricc's letter, charging on the treasurer's officials all blame for the delay in discovering Ilodge's defal cation. Th<x statement savs the at tempt of the Paymaster's Department to cast upon the treasury officials the responsibility for the failure to discover at an earlier date the misappropriation of the public funds by Paymaster Hodge is regarded by the treasury officials as entirely unwarranted by the facts. The absurdity of this attempt is claimed by them to be apparent to all those familiar with the mode of dis bursing public funds, and would render the statement put forth unworthy of attention, had the thing not been so extensively circulated and made theoc j casion for partisan attack upon the administration of the treasury. The most complete refutation of the allega tions of the Paymaster's Department >s furnished by the fact that for son c time a gentleman connected with the Paymaster's Department, who is en gaged in the investigation of Colonel Hodge's acts, has been in the habit of calling upon the treasury officials fur balances rej>orted to the credit of the Paymaster, and has in several instances been furnished with statements of r. balance to the credit of Colonel Hodge. The books of the Treasury Department have always been ojh.ii to any examina tion which the Paymaster might choose to make. The second allegation to the Paymaster's Department is claimed to be quite as absurd as the first. The treasury officials admit that the circu lar of November 23rd, 1SG9, has been literally complied with in the payment of Hodge s checks, yet had it been observed it would furnished no prevention to his peculation. Treasury Transfer*. The treasury to-day transferred about $500,000 in specie from San Francisco to New York by telegraph. Conscience Money. New York has contributed the sum of $2000 to the conscience fund. Kale of Powder .Willi. Washington, September 16. ? The Confederate Powder Mills and machin" erv, at Augusta, (la., have been sold to Col. Coles, ot that city, at a very large figure. Military and Naval < limine*. Captain Geo. II. Cooper has been or dered to the navy yard at Norfolk; Pa\* master Geo. A. Lynn to the Michigan; Chief Engineer Stephen D. Ilibbert to the navy yard at Philadelphia. Detached ? Captain Ed. Donaldson, from the navy yard at Norlolk, and ordered to examination for promotion; Paymaster Henry M. Dennison, from the Michigan, and ordered to settle the accounts of the Assistant Paymaster; J. 11. Stanton, from the navy yard at Philadelphia, and placed on waiting orders. The Western Superintendency of the General Recruiting Service, under the charge of Col. Grander, at Newport Barracks, has been discontinued; the commanding officer at Newport Bar racks, and the officers in charge of the several rendezvous of that Superinten dency, will hereafter make their reports, returns, Ac., to the Seperintendent ol (Jenercl Recruiting Service in New York City; Col. Granger has been or dered to transfer his funds, records, Ac., to Col. Davis, and proceed, by October 15th, 1871, to join liisjegiment The order of April 7th, lXfi3, dismis sing First Lieutenant W. Jenkins, Co. G, Fifth Kansas Cavalry, has been re voked, on account of the order never having been received at the headquar ters of the Fifth Kansas Cavalry, and the officer continued in service and on duty with his command until mustered ami honorably discharged. Treasury IlnlaiK'CH. Tiie following arc the Treasury bal ances at the close of business to-day: Coin, $9,503,397,291 ; currency, $001, 53.'J,404 ; coin certificates, $!?>,.' S4S,/iO0. Application for tlie Itclcasc or tttijor HO(l|(P llffllNMl. The Secretary of War has refused an application for the release of Major Hodge from close confinement. The charges are being preferred with a view to his speedy trial, which will probably take place within the next ten days, or as soou as Hodge's accounts have been put in proper shape. Not long since Mr. Hodge purchased a valuable farm near Alexandria, which will be sold for the benefit of the Government. ! Frooooillns* to bo Inst itutc?i. General Belknap today notified the Acting .Secretary of the Treasury that it was the intention of the Treasury to in stitute legal proceedings against the banks who were criminally concerned with Paymaster Hodge, and that the Postmaster General had a mass of evi dence relative thereto, which would be | turned over to the Treasury officials to j further the prosecution. The Secretary i of War feels perfectly satisfied that no ! irregularities exist in the Paymaster General's conduct relative to the Hodge j defalcation, and has to decline the Court j of Inquiry requested by General Brice. | The question of who is responsible for | the failure to detect the deficit in the public funds entrusted to Major Hodge, is proving a lively contract between the United States Treasury officials and the j Postmaster Geoeral. j Democratic^ Delegate Elrrtrd iu Washington, September 17. ? The! Democratic Central committee to-day j New Mexico. stating .mm v??v ? from that Territory had been elected by 2500 majority, and that both branches of the Legislature will be largely Dem TAMMANY 1 Connolly Surrenders his Office Andrew H. Green Appointed as his Successor. I Interesting Correspondence. Matters Growing Still More Complicated. Decision of Jiulgo Kit r Intnl. Xkw York, September 10. ? There have been but few events occurring in this city that have created such a gen uine sensation in the political line as the decision of Judge Barnard, con firming the rendering of a permanent injunction against the city officials. From the time when the decision was announced up to a late hour last nightt it continued to be the all-absorbing topic of discussion among the crowds gather ed at the hotels, political club rooms and places of resort throughout the city. The decision was a surprise both to the friends ami enemies of the movement against the ring. It seems impossible for the Tammany adherents to believe that Judge Barnard would have render ed his decision in any such a way. Its announcement consequently filled with consternation the friends of Con nolly and Hull. The great rain storm which prevailed to-day prevented any out-door demon stration, but it was apparent from the excited gatherers at the hotels that no ordinary event had happened. The prevailing sentiment seemed to be that the days ol the ring were over and that an opportunity was presented of secur ing an honest city government. It is probable that the result will secure the retirement Irom office of Tweed, Con nolly and Hall forthwith. There are no means open to them for an appeal or reversal of the decision given. It is believed their best course will be im mediate resignation. This step is called for both on account of the hampering of the city government and the machinery, which the order of Judge Barnard caused, and the indignation which the decision has aroused. All the morning journals rejoice at the decision, though the Democratic press regard it as bear ing more directly upon Connolly than either of the others. The World tli inks tliat Connolly must at once retire. It id plain that if he does not go out, he will be forced out. It believes that the intimation is plain in the Judge's decision, that the injunc tion may be dissolved on Conolly s re tirement, and that if he does not resign now the Mayor cannot avoid impeach ing him. It is believed that if he be foolhardy enough to brave a trial the result already reached foreshadows the sentence which would be passed. There is every probability that Connolly will send in bis resignation to-day, though at a late hour last night he seemed firm in his determination to hold on so long as Tweed, Hall, and Sweeney did. The friends of Tweed and Sweeney think that Barnard exonerates their chiefs, and declare that criinnal charges will be made against Connolly, and that he will probably be arrested within a few days. They also declare that Ingersoll, Gar vev, Kevser, Miller, Smith and others, to whom fraudulent claims have been paid, will also be arrested, and charges preferred against them, and that a de termined effort will be made to secure the return of the money into the city treasury by these gentlemen. The Tribune is of opinion that the work cannot be considered complete until the resources of the law are ex hausted, compelling those who have plundered the treasury to disgorge the stolen money, and that the ring, to be rendered incapable of further deprecia tion, must be thoroughly destroyed and dispersed. I nasmucTi as the injunction order necessitates a change in the Board of Apportionment, it is thought that Tweed, Hall and Sweeney, who are members, will expel Connolly, the other member. There were various consulta tions, yesterday, between Messrs. 1 weed, Ilall "and Sweeney. It is generally believed that they have resolved to act conjointly, and to throw ( on nollv overboard, with the hope ot distracting attention from them selves. Judge Barnard has ex pressed the belief that the whole re sponsibility of the feigning of warrants falls upon Connolly, and that the May or was only partially responsible be cause of his impossibility to sustain a thorough supervision of the Comptro ler's accounts. He says- that the in junction cannot be dissolved until the 'meeting of the general term of Court in December. The people already have every remedy which the law can grant. His decision compels the immediate, commencement of the work of purifi cation. He rendered his decision as a matter of duty, and considers that the men who have stolen money from the , i taxpayers are responsible for it. He does not look upon the question from a political point, but one affecting the in terests of the government of the citv. Payment of Luborfri. The City Paymaster was this morn ing busily eDgaged in paying off the laborers in the Croton WaterWorks., It is currently reported that all the public works would cease after to-day in consequence of that injunction, and that ten thousand men would be thrown out of employment. The only excep tion is in the Department of Parks, to which the injunction, it is said, does not extend. Work on the Boulevard, will, therefore, be continued, while that on the Croton Water Works will cease, unless Wra. M. Tweed, President of the Board of Public Work?, should, on his own responsibility, keep the men employed. Merliui; or Nj mpnlliizm with Con nolly. A meeting of the friends of Comp troller Connolly was called for at 3 p. m. to-day, in the City Hall park. Con nolly's sympathizers assembled, but they immediately adjourned to the Sixth ward hotel, where arrangements were made preparatory to holding a mass meeting, to protest against the three Tammany chieftains. It is stated that Gov. Hoffman, the Mayor and Comptroller had a long and private conversation this morning. The joint committee of the citizens and Supervisors have prepared a report, in which they say there has been no over issue of city bonds, and that the city and county debt was correctly stated in the Comptroller's report to the Mayor on August 1st. It is also stated that the Comptroller'sstatement will be read next week. Meanwhile the sub com mittees art- actively ehgaged in their in vestigations and are preparing reports to be submitted to the joint committee at their first public eession. Death of Another Victim of tlic lleoHmnii .Street Kxplosloii. Michael Goldschinidt, one of the firm of Klueber A Goldschinidt, who was so badlyj burned at the explosion at his store in Beekman street on Thursday last, died at his residence in Brocdvlyn to-day. The trot announced for to-dav, the first day of the fill meeting at Fleet wood Park, were postponed on account of the heavy condition of the track, until Thursday next. The programme of the other days will take place as pre viously announced. 1'rof. Boacheller, who went to Can ada, some weeks since, to speak on the annexation of the 'Dominion to the United States, has returned. When he was in Montreal he received a letter from the Mayor stating he was author ized and instructed to advise him (the professor) to desist in a course which was unlawful and disloyal. In Quebec and other places the professor met with 110 other obstruction, whenever he un dertook to address his countrymen. At a meeting held this afternoon for the purpose of making preparations for an out-door demonstration in favor of Comptroller Connolly, resolutions were adopted extolling Mr. Connolly and denouncing .Judge Barnard and Mr. Connolly's fellow members of the Board of Apportionment, charging them with conspiracy to injure the Comptroller. A committee was ap pointed consisting of three from each ward, to meet 011 Tuesday afternoon next to make final arrangements for the proposed demonstration. Connolly toSnrrender HUOIIIee. New York, September 1". ? Consid erable excitement was caused last nurlit among the friends of Sweeney, Tweed and Hall by the announcement of the fact that Comptroller Connolly, at the suggestion of ex-Mayor Ilavermyer, was prepared to hand his office over to Mr. Andrew It. Green, one of the Central Park Commissioners. This was thought to be clearly equivalent totl.e surrender of all the papers and accounts of the Comptroller to that gentleman. It was thought that in ca.-e Connolly should surrender his oflice, 11. A. Stow, at present Deputy Comptroller, would be appointed in his stead. There is much speculation as to the probable course ol Mayor Hall under these circumstances. The following is the correspondence which led to the appointment: New York, September 10. To Richard 11 < ^nnolly, Esq. Sik: 1 have considered the questions which you have submitted, and, to pre vent the possibility ot misapprehension, reduce my advice to writing. First, Un the assumption of your innocence of the charges made against you, 1 do not consider the resignation of vour otHce as your proper course. ^ our duty is to give every facility for the fullest investigation and to abide the result. Second, In your answer to the request ot Mayor Hall for your resig nation, you have stated that your official acts, which have been impeached, were supervised and approved by the superior vigilance ot Mayor Hall, that eipial re sponsibility attaches to him, and that in his affidavit in the pending litigation those acts were adopted and vindicated by him. Even it you are conscious of having done wrong "in your trust, you owe it to the com munity not to commit another wrong, but to make every reparation in your power. To surrender your office into the hands of a confederate would be a fresh betrayal of your trust, and while it might damage "yourself, would fail of doin<* justice to the community. No man selected by Mayor Hall can, with out some other moral support by the community, have the public confidence He will be compromised by a suspected understanding with the routine of the ring, or by the acceptance ot its favors. You practically make your own suc cessor. As the law stands he can assume your office only by an arrangement to which you are a party, to create a ( vacancy for him. The man you give a place to ought not to be a tool of those implicated in the transactions which excite the public distrust and alarm. He should be the nominee of the citi zens dow seeking to protect the people. j In that way alone can he have the con fidence of "the public, or improve the credit of the city. Fortunately, the! law affords a perfect solution of the j case. By section three, of chapter 374 ! of the laws of 1871, you are authorized j to appoint a deputy comptroller, who ; shall, in addition to his other j powers, possess every power, and ' shall perform every duty belonging to the office of Comptroller. The said Comptroller shall, by due authority and during a period to be specified in such authority, designate and authorize the said Deputy Comptroller to possess i the power and perform the duty afore said Mv advice to you is to forthwith appoint Andrew H. Green as such Dep utv Comptroller, to have him to execute the full powers of your office without conditions and without interference, with complete custody of all books and ! papers belonging to your office, with the ! appointment of all persons whom he | may think necessary to protect the public property and interests 1 an?l to euable him to carry : out the raoat searching investigation, ! to ail the committee appointed !or that I purpose. I have carefully considered the subject. Mr. Green has knowledge 1 and experience in the affairs of the city, has the most reliable character for in tegrity, has no relations which could mislead him by bad influences, and he is strong in the public confidence. If you adopt my advice, I shall insist on his accepting the disagreeeble duty for the pake of the public interests. Yours respectfully, Wm. T. Havermyer. Comptroller's Office, ) City of New York, > September 1G, 1871. j William T. Ilavcrmycr: Dear Sir: ? Acknowledging the kind ness which dictated your note to nie of this date and the condition of its sug gestions, 1 have determined to accept and favor the advice it offers in thus acknowledging that I am governed by a warm desire to turn the city depart ment over, of which I am the Comp troller, and request such an examina tion of the affairs of the city as will sat isfy the just demands of the public. 1 have therefore appointed Mr. Andrew II. Green to the otlice of Deputy Comp troller, believing his knowledge, char acter for ability and integrity, fortified by your approval, will furnish abundant assurance that the financial adminis tration of the city will be satisfactory and will enable the Department to com mand the necessary funds at once to dis charge its obligations to the laborers upon our public works, forming, as they do, the most numerous class oi cred itors. Respectfully yours, Richard B. Connolly, Comptroller. Comptroller's Office, ) City of New York, >? September 10, 1ST I. ) Mr. Andrew II. Green' Dear Sir:? The olflce of Deputy Comptroller of this city having became vacant, I appoint you, Andrew II. Green, Deputy Comptroller of the city of New York." I earnestly press upon you the acceptance of this office. The Critical juncture in the affairs of the city, and condition of public sentiment seem to demand that the important transactions of my department should be conducted by some one possessing the entire confi dence of the public. In determining upon the action required in the present crisis, I have been guided by the advice of gentlemen whose respectability and prominence elevate them above all sus picion of unfair or interested motives. I am endeavoring to act with sincere re gard for the pubile interest, and to insure it against all possible means of miscon struing the authority and phraseology of the statute, I hereby designate and authorize you to possess the power, and to perform" all the executive duties be longing to the office of Comptroller of the city of New York, from the time of this appointment to the first day of Feb rury 1"ST2. Very respectfully, Richard B. Connolly, Comptroller of the city ofNew York. Mr. Andrew 11. Green has accepted the trust confided in him and was yes terday properly qualified for his duties. Comptroller's Office, ) City of New York, > September 10, 1871. ) Richard A. Storrs: Ds.\R Sir: In the connection, which iseems' to me important, regarding a change in the oflice of Deputy Comp troller of this city, which does not at all reflect upon your official rectitude, but in regard only to the public interest, and with the kindest feeling toward you, 1 nm obliged to notify you of your removal. You will therefore please take notice that I hereby remove you from the office of Deputy Comptroller of the City of New York. Yours truly, Richard B. Connolly, Comptroller. KxcilPliiriil Over I lio Appointment oMoiiuolly** Nnrrrmor. The appointment of Andrew II. Green as Deputy Comptroller l>y Mr. Connolly, with full power to conduct the affairs of the office, lias created great excitement among the politicians. Mr. Oreen is believed to he a hitter enemy of Tweed and Sweeney, and, will it is thought, work with the opposition party. The im peachment of Connolly is now expected, and a di sperate political fight is certain. Tlw Urnwiiig H'omp. The Comptroller* muddle grows more complicated and interesting with each succeeding day. The action of Mayor Mall, declared in the following letter, is the most important which has yet taken place. The following letter will he sent to Comptroller Connolly to morrow morning: Mayor's Okfick, ) City or Nkw York, y September 18, l><7It j | Sir- I am advised that your action in j remitting absolutely, during a specified | term of several month?, to a Deputy j Comptroller all and every power and j duty of Comptroller, is such a re linguishment ot your office, and so an tagonistic to a legal construction of the law that your procedure is equivalent in law to a resignation of your office of Comptroller of the City of New York, and 1 hereby accept such resignation. I am a'? > advised that the power of appointment to office is given without restriction upon it, or express statutarv enactment regarding the power of re moval. The latter exists as an incum brance to the power of appsintment, and that the process of impeachment is merely a co-ordinate, but not a con flicting power to remove, in effect, an impeached officer by procuring a va cancy. Therefore, to save all question, I also hereby remove you from the head ol the Finance Department. Very truly yours, A. Oakey Hall, Mayor. Kichard B, Connolly, late Comptroller. Exkcjtivk Department, ) City Hall, New York, f September 16, 1871. j My Dkar Sir: ? The action of Rich ard fi. Connolly in retiring from the discharge of bis official duties for a term of five months has created a vacaacy in the office of Comptroller of tbe city of New York. As I am advised and believe, the public interest' demand that it should be filled immediately by some gentleman of acknowledged abil ity, not directly connected with local politics and whose name commands the respect and confidence of the peo ple of the city, State and county, as well as the financial centres in Europe. The credit of the city has been attacked. It must be defended and maintained. The admin istration of its financial affairs must be placed beyond even the shadow of sus picion or of intrigue. This is due alike to the creditors and to our citizens, all of whom have an interest in its good name and success, and who look for ward to the early completion of its great work of improvement now in ! progress, and with which you have been for a year past personally con- 1 nected. Your high reputation and your varied experience in the execu tion of public and private trusts of great magnitude, especially tit you for this position at at this time. 1 therefore tender you the office of Comptroller and earnestly urge you to ; accept it. I am aware of your full re tirement from the important position you held in the Department ot Docks. It will be a common matter ot great good, not only to yourself but to the department. Vet it will be promoted ratherthan impeded l<y your acceptance, because, while your administration ot the finances of the city will inure to the benefit of the city, it will also be ad- 1 vantageous to the dock improvements, ig connection with all the other depart ments and 6ave all from the danger which now threaten them. Your advice and counsel and supervision must still be extended to whosoever shall occupy your place in that department, should you cease to hold it. I am confident your acceptanceof theComptroller.-hip I will at once restore the public confi dence in the financial administration of the city, which is absolutely necessary, in my judgment, to preserve not only the public credit, but tiie public peace. I ask therefore your prompt acceptance. A. Oakkv IIai.i., Mayor. George B. McClcllau. l*r?-|inrntloii* lo Iteecivo lli?* (iraml IHikr Alexin. The committee appointed fur the re ception of (irand Duke Alexis of Russia are busy in perfecting arrangements for his reception in this city. No definite programme has yet been announced, but there will be an escort of yachts and steamboats to meet the Russian squad ron in the lower bay and on the arrival of the Prince a military escort will re ceive him in the city, accompanying him to his hotel. During his stay a grand ball will be given at the Academy of Music. A meeting of the reception committee will be held early next week when the programme will r.o doubt be completed. The Prince is expected to arrive here about the 8th of October. Soon after his arrival the Prince will proceed to Washington on a visit to President Grant. The Fire Work* l:* plosion. Xkw York, September 10. ? Morris Klueber, the senior member of tliefirm of Klueber & Goldschmidt, manufactu rers of Union torpedoe*, in front of whose establishment, in Beekman street, the explosion of fireworks occurred on Thursday, was yesterday brought before Coroner Young. Under cxiMtin^ cir cumstances the Coroner decideil to hold Klueber in $10,000 I. nil to await the result of the inquest, which will be commenced on Monday next. Klueber was unable to give the required security and was committed to the loom In. His partner, Mr Goldschmidt, was removed from the hospital yesterday to his resi dence. Very slight hopes are entertain ed of his recovery. Illnett* of ( Hwlbfrry. Xkw York, September 10. ? A dis datch from Pittsburgh, received here this morning, makes the sad announce ment that Mr. A. (^. Cassel berry, As sistant General Superintendent of the Pacific and Atlantic Telegraph ' '< ?ni panv, is lying at the |>oiiit of death at his home in that city. This intelli gence produces a feeling of the decjiest sorrow among the telegraphic frater nity, bv whom Mr. Cassel berry is teemed and respected both tor his un varying kindness to t how in his employ, as well as for his abilities as a tele grapher, which places him among the electricians of the country. Later information states tnat a lengthy consultation by the most emi nent physicians of Pittsburgh resulted j in the conviction that Mr. Casselberry can live but a few hours at most. This sudden calamity will deprive the P. A: A. Telegraph Company of one of their most trusted and valued officers, and the telegraphers in its employ of a genial, Kind and much loved iU|s?n n iwidsnt. A Woiunn in Jlulf Alllrc. Irene Robinson, a daughter of a blacksmith of Peoria, III., applied for ! lodgings at Twentieth street station to- j n'ght. She was dressed in male attire j and stated she hail l?een in that garb j for two years. She left home in 1869 j because her father wished her to marry a man she disliked. She acted for a . lo*ig time as teamster in Illinois and , 1 afterwards worked in various shops ( In each case somebody would question , I her sex and she would be compelled I to decamp hurriedly. A week ago she j obtained employment on a canal boat . and arrived here. The captain's wife suspected this deck hand of being a | woman and openly accused her. .She j 1 run away to-night and was compelled j to go to the station bouse. She will be ! sent home. Quit? a large number of stabbing | affrays occurred in the city unlay, none ol them, however, resulting fatally. Fatal Accident. Brooklt.*, Sept 16. ? Mrs. Higgics, , wife of a contractor, while cooking sup per last night, was fatally burned by upsetting a gridiron on her dress.'.While on fire she ran into the yard, thereby fanning the flames. All her clothing was burned from her body. CHICAGO. n?I?copal r?nTf?t?o** Chicago, September 16.-The follow ing ? a complete report of ?n important action of the Episcopal Convention yesterday regarding Christ "rc^ Rev Mr Cheney was regularly degra I ded from the Minister June 27 ; ClmM I Church was organized and associated 1 to the Diocese on a pledge of couforrat ty 1 to the convention of the church , t e j church edifice and rectory was con structed and a lot purch^ed bv^oney contributed for a parish of the 1 rotest ant Episcopal Church ; t hat the word ??and vestry of the church virtually re tained a.. Supported Cheney m . a ; 1 ter since his deposition and encouraged him to continue to exerc.se taeh func tions; that Paid Ward did, on ^'.n..ay September 10, during an official visit of the Bishop, refuse to permit it uulees lie would recognize Mr. Cheney as a min cer and Mr. Ward, a* a vestryman, having permitted Mr. Cheney to occupy , be rectorv of said parish, and having ,-upport and otherwise directed them from their lawf.,1 u?e. tberelore il U K solved hv the convention of chureliw in the diocese ol Illinois, that legal pro ceedings be taken to prevent further di version of property, and return, parish of Christ t hurch, and to effect (lie application of the residue of the samo to its legitimate and g^ y ^e. The resolution was passed without a dissenting vote. . , , The Republicans of this count) held their Convention to-day to elect dele gates to the State Convention, which meets at Springfield in ?WuWr ? inate a Congressman at largi, vice ho fS?^,hfi-,!i.c,l States Circuit Court Mr E Iwin Lee Brown, of this city, has brought suit against the owners of the Si- No. 376 State street for using a sidewalk light made by Fitzgerald, ol Cincinnati, which Mr Brown claim. to be an infringement on the patent side walk lights made by him. The iemplars ol th.s city leave Uh morrow afternoon at o o clock via the Pittsburgh, Fort Wayne and Chicago railroad, to attend the triennial coo clave ot the Knights lemplar in Bain more on the l'Jth. About one hundred members will go, anda special lulluian nil ace car has been chartered. At a meeting of tbe Cook county Board of Supervisors there was ottered a .series of resolutions looking to the negotiation of future loans for the county and city. , , This evening about eight o clock, a middle-aged colored man entered the Central Police Station very much | excited and Superintendent hherman , questioned him carefully but whs un able to set anv definite explanation of j his singular conduct. It was suspicion. ) ed that something was wronK .al"J J* was searched and locked up. He gave his name as Andrew J. Preto, and said lie lived at 414 State stieet. *oon after a colore.l woman was reported to have been murdered by tier husband on To k street, between Clarke street and Fourth avenue Tbe parties giving the infor mation at once examined the prisoner, and recognized him us the murderer. | It appears that Preto and his wife have not been living together for five weeks j He had a fuss with his daughter and he naid to her, "I am a murderer at heart Then he followed his wife out of the kitchen and a moment later her daugh ter heard her mother groan, and run ning into the room sue saw the old lady lying on the floor with her throat cut from ear to ear She died instantly. Ciiicaoo, September I > . ? I hree fires occurred here to-dav. The first on Tavlor street, at the home of a *lr Brown, who was at church ; her two children, boy and girl, were burned ?o death The second (ire was on Holiday utreet, and tbe third one on Kinzie street. The total lo*s is |10,0(?0 The representatives to the ^rand Lodge of the I. ??. <?? F. of the Lnited States, are arriving from the States and Territories to attend the annual session which convenes here to-morrow Miuv ,lftV It promise to be the largest gathering of the odd Fellows that has ever a?"emb!ed. cixcix.wn. Tlie I* it i k li It T< iii pliir (>?v. NnrUn. Ci vci n n ati, September 10. ? A lar^e number of Knijrhtf Templar en route to the triennial convention at Baltimore, departed thin afternoon by the Balti more and Ohio railroad. Their train nan one of Pullman palace cam and >Uiid to be the handsomest train ever made up in tiiin city. The number of excursionists leaving tonight and to inorow will be about one thousand. Ex-Governor Morton, of Indiana, spoke at Mosart II all to-night to a large audience. Ilia remark* were listened to with great interest and were considered a powerful argument in favor ot retaining the Government in the hands of the Republican party. Preparation* f or lb* lUrrpllau of f ?J ?- ?? t tiraat. Cincinnati, September 17. ? A com ftittce of four has been appointed to go to Coluinbnx to-morrow to meet r res ident Grant, who i? to arrive here on Tuesday morning, and be escorted to the Burnett IIou*-e. At ten o'clock the fire department, police and various military organization of the city, will pans in review on Third street, after whico the President will be publicly welcomed by the Major. At noon he will be escorted to the Chamber of Com merce, and from 3 to 5 P. M. he will hold a reception at the Burnett House In tbe evening he will visit the Exposi tion, and will leave on Wednesday morning for Brown county. Henry C. Lord, late President of tbe Indianapolis, Cincinnati and Lafayette railroad, has been sued by tbe Keceirers of i bat road for |248,0U0 in bosds and property of tbe road, wbicb, it is claimed, he applied to bis own use dar ing his administration. J EErKY Cmr, September 16. ? A very large ratification meeting was held, by tbe Democrats, here to-night, to ratify tbe nomination of Joel Parker for Gov ernor. WE4THEB REPORT. SvnoiHtiN for (lie PmI Twcatjr-r*?f? I Hnn. I Washixutow, September 17, 7 P.M.? ? The low barometer has risen bat very slowly over the New England Stated since Saturday P. M. The pressure hn*. j however, entirely recovered in New ! York and the Middle Atlantic States, ! The highest barometer has continued in j the Ohio Valley, moving slowly to tho northeast, and a small area of high pressure has advanced from Minnesota j over the upper lakes to Michigan. The pressure lias been fuller from Missouri northwards The rain and cloud* of Saturday have very generally cleared awav in the Middle and Eastern State*, but a cold upper current of air has pro duced this afternaon cloudy weather over New York and New England. I hi* local rivers have fallen to<lay, an on yesterday, on the Gulf coast Clear weather is generally reported from th.* Inkes. Probabilities The barometer will probably continue to fall in the north west, with fresh an! brisk easterly wiiuls on the upper lake^, and north easterly winds are probable for Lake* Huron and Erie. The condition* are favorable for light rains to-night uloug the Atlantic coast, to be followedJgr j clear and pleasant weather On MW day pleasant weaihcrin the Hull Slate*, with local rains on the immediate coa*'. SPRING FIELD. SriuNGFiKi.D, 111., September 10 ? A number of prominent citirens, head c<l by Governor Palmer, have presented Joseph C. Ilablwin, of New York, with a handsome cane as an appreciation of his unexpected generosity in nettling an old claim, sgninst .lames Loaddin, ol this city. lion! Henry Dawes, member of Con gress from Massachusetts, chairman of the committee on Appropriations, ar rived at the T re moat House to-day. PHILADELPHIA. rirnt Appllenul fur female MnffVage. PlllLADRLl'lliA, September 17.-? The first applicant for female suffrage ill thin city is a Mimh Carrie A. Hurnham, who came forward yeslerJay to be reg istered on the extra assessment list. Daniel Y. Kelegro is one of her vouch ers. The assessors took her name. She then went to Alderman Assy, to pay her poll tax, but he refusid to ac cept her money, and referred her to the Receiver ol Taxes. WISCONSIN. .nrrtlog of Krpnbllean Mule Com mittee. MlLWAl'KEK, September 17. ? The He publican State committee met here yes terday, with Senators Cowes and Car penter, Governor Fairehilds and Gen eral C. C. Washburne, lit publican nom inee for Governor, for the purpose of ?irrangmg for public t|>eaking during the campaign. Some ten or twelve ol the best public speakers in the Stale ami both Senators take the stump LOriftVILLE. Lofisvii.i.it, Kr., September 1.1. ? A large party of Knights Templar, com prising the Grand Chanters of New Albany anil several Southern cities, left tonight on a sj*rial train on the I M. and I. H. It. for Baltimore. The first annual fair of tbv State Horticultural Society now in progm?st Ma-onic Temple i* a |<erfect n <*cese, both in the display and the attendance. itica. Delegates llrrlHl. I'tma, N. Y., Septemlter lft ?The Ui-|Mililii Hti Convention held here to-day dwif'l N. J. Nnlland, Henry Itolierta nnd J A. Shearman, m!I intelligent men, a? delegates to the Stale Cunven tion, I y a vote of nine to five. Senator Cofiklui^M friend* then withdrew nnd Ik M another meeting at which Senator Conk ling, Kl i Avery and A lor.zi Baker were ch'iwn delegate*. MEMPIIIN. km villa, September Ifl ? An at tempt wax made lint night, nour HariliU Station, a lew milea from her*, to a?-a*mi.Rte a planter named Reynold*, hy lour muaked turn. No arre?i* have yet been made Some seventy live Knigiita Templar ami Maaona left here yeaterday ami to ?lay lor Baltimore, to attend the Mason ic Convention. BROOKLYN. Xiulame Ymm Hailtlrk l?dlel?4 fmr Maa?Un|liter. Bkookltv, N. Y , September Ifl. ? The Grand Jury have pre**nted in dictment* for manalanghter againat Madame Van Buakirk and l)r. Perry, for haatening, if not causing, the death of Krnily A. Post. Ljr meao? ot abortion. The trial will probably take place next week BONToif. Inaluntly KIIImI. Boarosi, Mais , September 17.*- A man named Daniel W<bb, Mipposed to lie a reporter for the Xew Bedford Mercury, while crossing the raflxoad bridge near here, laat night, fell through to the ground, a distance ol aixty feet, and witx io'tantly killed, hia neck being broken by the fell. HT.'lvOIJUk St. Lorta, September 16. ?The Knights Templar, of Misaoari, number ing about two hundred, started for Bal timore at 5 50 thia afternoon. A large number of ladiea are with the party. PITTSBURGH. PmMeal 6faat'( Xsfaaaata, PrmaraoH, September 16.? Presi deat Grant leaves Washington, Penn ay I van ia, on Monday morning, bound for Craaciaaati.