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j ^xil tOllDlOART SESSION, 1873. /«•BClALLY REPORTED FOR TIIK ITERALD.j Council—First Day. Virginia City, April 14.—The Council met t i2 M ami was called to order by Secretary Callaway» wbo read the Governor's procla m 'llawrcnee, 0 f j jCw j s an( j Clarke, was elected (♦•iniwrary President, and A. S3. Carpenter Chief Clerk ; Hill, of Gallatin, Assistant Clerk; A. J. Davidson, Engrossing Clerk ; W G. Barkley, Enrolling Clerk; Jas. Cadi rail, Seargcnt-at-arms ; N. J. Johnson, Door .' rr . __ Donnely, of Madison, Watchman; Master Yeager, Messenger. The Council thereupon received the Gover nor s Message and then adjourned until April loth at 10 o'clock a. m. Second Day. Virginia City, April 15.—The Council met nt 1() a. in., and the following standing com mittees were appointed: Judiciary.—Lawrence, Beck, Newcomer, Fisher and Yager. W ays and Means.—Dance, Garrigan, Bul lock, Yager and Newcomer. Internal Improvements.—Beck, Fisher, Dance, Garrigan and Y T ager. Public Lands.-Fisher, Newcomer, Stewart, Garrigan and Lawrence. Federal Delations.—Newcomer, Beck, Bul lock, Garrigan and Fisher. Incorporations.—Bullock, Bass, Stewart, Yager and Dance. Agricultural and Manufactures.-Bass, Gar rigan, Bullock, Fisher and Newcomer. Elections.—Newcomer, Stewart, Beck, Fisher and Yager. Indian Affairs.—Garrigan, Bullock, Bass, Dance and Stewart. Mines and Minerals,—Stewart, Lawrence, Beck, Garrigan and Yager. Education.—Yager, Newcomer, Bullock, Fisher and Garrigan. Towns and Counties.—Garrigan, Dance, Yager, Beck and Lawrence. Military Affairs.—Bullock, Bass, Beck, Lawrence and Newcomer. Engrossment —Bass, Bullock, Beck, Gat rigan and Lawrence. Enrollment. —Fisher, Bullock, xager, Beck and Stewart. Printing.—Newcomer, Bullock, Garrigan, Yager and Bass, Immigration.—Fisher, Newcomer, Dance, Stuart and Lawrence. Kuads ancl Highways.—Beck, Bass, Gar l'i* r au, Fisher and Newcomer. The Council went into Committee of the Whole on the Governor's Message, Fisher, of .Jefferson, in the chair, and after due consid eration the committee rose and reported. Among the bills introduced are the fol lowing: , , Bullock introduced a bill to regulate fees of district and county officers, witnesses and jurors. A bill to amend the election law. A bill to repeal the whisky law. A bill regard ing the office of District Attorney. A bill to repeal extra compensation. Lawrence introduced a bill to regulate practice in Courts of Justice. A bill to regu late fees of county officers; and several bills relating to education, and amendments to the codified laws. Bills were introduced by Messrs. Fisher, Uivrrieau, Beck, Dance and Newcomer. At 4 p. m. uie cvunui «cm im« vawuv»iv session on the nomination of Cornelius Hedges as Superintendent of Public Instruction, which was confirmed. to the House—First Vikoinu. City, April 14.—The House was called to ordar to-day by Secretary Callaway, who read the proclamation convening the ex traordinary session. Ezekiel, of Madison, was elected temporary Speaker, and W. "W. Chapman, of Madison, temporary Clerk. The organization of the House was perfected by the election of John II. Rodgers, of Deer Lodge, Speaker ; W. W. Chapman, of Madi son, Chief Clerk ; E. H. Hurlej', Enrolling Clerk ; W. F. Sherlcy, Sergeant at Arms ; S. B. Bell, Doorkeeper; and Master Watson, .Messenger. A committee consisting of Ezekiel of Mad ison, Sanders of Lewis and Clarke, and Ker ley of Deer Lodge, was appointed to wait upon Governor Potts, informing him that the House was organized and awaiting any communication he desired to make. Ihe Governor presented his message to the House by Clias. St. Clair, Private Secretary, which was read and ordered to be printed, and after adopting rules, etc., the House adjourned. Second Day, Virginia City, April 15.—The House met iit 10 il. m., and the Speaker appointed the standing committees as follows: Ways and Means — R. K. Emerson, J. Hartwell, J. C. Kerley. Judiciary.— G. L. Coleman, W. F. Sanders, C. Mead. Internal Improvements.—O. Curtis, S. Mal lory, J. A. Browne. territorial. Affairs.— C. L. Harrington, I. Dean, R. K. Emerson. Finance.— C. W. Sutton, W. A. Chessman, O. Curtis. Roads and Highways.—I. Dean, R. K. Emerson, J. Kennedy. Public Lands.—S. Mallory, C. L. Harring ton, G. W. McCauley. Federal Relations.—Ezekiel, Carmichael and Aiken. Education.—Sanders, Stafford and Alger. Towns and Counties.—Browne, Hartwell and Ezekiel. Military Affairs.—Chessman, Dusold and Tate. Incorporations.—Kennedy, Coleman and Dusold. Agriculture and Manufactures.—Tate, O'Keefe and Hartwell. Elections.—Mead, lleldt and Kerley. Indian Affairs.—Stafford, Heldt and O'Keefe. Mines and Minerals.—Aiken. McCauley and Sutton. Engrossment.—Heldt, Harrington and Cur tis. Enrollment.—Alger, Ezekiel and Chess man. Printing.— Kerley, Carmichael and Sutton. After which the House went into the Committee of the Whole on the Govern or's message, with Emerson, of Jefferson, in the chair. At 11 a. m. the committee arose ami reported. The following bills were introduced : H. B. No. 1, (introduced by Sanders,) an act to amend an act to enlarge suffrage. Read 1st and 2d times, and referred to Com mittee on Elections. H. B. No. 2, (introduced by Ezekiel, of Madison,) an act to amend an act concerning suffrage. Same disposition made. H. IJ. No. 3, (Sanders,) an act to define thu time when amenements to the Code passed at the present Legislature shall take effect. H. Ö. No. 4, (Coleman, of Gallatin,) an ; act to anend an act concerning jails and prisons. II. B. N«. 5, (Coleman,) an act requiring County Clcks to perform certain duties of District Cleks, and regulating fees for same. Read 1st ant 2d times under suspension of rules and ref «red to Judiciary Committee. II. B. No. fe (Coleman,) an act to repeal an act concening licences. Read in same manner and referred to Committee on Fi nance. H. B. No. 7, (landers,) an act entitled an act to regulate proceedings in civil cases in Courts of Justice n Montana. Referred to Judiciary Committee. H. B. No. 8, (Saidcrs,) an act to amend Sect. 1, Chapter 7 of Codified Laws. Re ferred to Judiciary Committee. Sanders, of Lewis and Clarke, gave notice to introduce bills relating to railroad corpora tions, franchises and grants of subsidies. The House then proceeded to elect an As sistant Secretary, when Alex. II. Beattie, of Lewis and Clarke, was elected. The House adjourned until April 16lh at 10 a. m. Council—Third Day» Virginia City, April 16. —The Council met at the usual hour to-day, the President in the chair. Lawrence introduced C B. No. 17, entitled an act to establish and regulate the fees of Sheriffs ; read 1st and 2d times and referred to Judiciary Committee. He also introduced C. B. No. 18, entitled an act to amend the license law ; read 1st and 2d times and re ferred to Committee on Ways and Means. Newcomer introduced C. B. No. 19, enti tled an act to establish a system of working roads and highways ; ordered to be printed. Yeager introduced C. B. No. 20, entitled an act to regulate and govern the penitentiary at Deer Lodge ; ordered to be printed. C. B. No. 3 was put on final passage; passed. (This bill provides that District At torneys shall receive $500 per year from the Territory, instead of $1,500, as at present.) Newcomer, Beck, Lawrence and Yeager were appointed as members from the Council on a joint special committee, to whom was referred all fee bills. C. B. No. 4, repealing the act prohibiting the sale of liquor to soldiers, passed. House— Tim'd Day» Virginia City, April 16.—Mead introduced H. B. No. 10, bill to amend article 10 of chapter 21 of Cod. laws relating to county offi cers ; ordered printed; also H. B. No. 13, bill to amend chapter 2, title 16 of Cod. stat utes ; referred to Judicial Committee. Kerley introduced H. B. No. li, an act to repeal the act entitled au act to provide for the forfeiture to the Territory of placer mines held by aliens ; referred to Committee on Territorial Affairs ; also H. B. No. 12, an act to repeal the act to provide against the evils resulting from the sale of intoxicating liquors; also II. B. No. 15, to exempt firemen from jury duty and the payment of road and poor taxes. Alger introduced H. B. No. 14, an act amending the act entitled an act relating to the killing of game and catching of fish ; referred to the Committee on Territorial Af fairs. Ezekiel introduced H. .B. No. 17, bill to amend Sect. 19, chapter 8 of the Cod. stat utes, relating to the duties of Auditors and Treasurers. C. C. O'Keefe introduced a bill to repeal the tax on dogs. ____ me ope»».« appoimeu, a» uicmuvi» « joint committee on fee bills, Ezekiel, Curtis, Heldt, Brown, Kerley, Kennedy, Tate and Sutton. The House went into a Committee of the Whole on the Assessor bill, Dusold in the chair. The question was thoroughly discussed by Sarders, Mead and Coleman in favor of the bill, and Rodgers, Ezekiel and Kerley in favor of District Assessors. The committee arose to receive a commu nication from the Council, and thereupon went into Committee of the Whole again, Alger in the chair, to receive amendments to the bill. The committee arose and reported, and the bill was put on its passage and passed. (This bill repeals District Assessors and restores the old law' in a modified manner. Virginia City, April 17.—The bill requir ing County Clerks to perform the duties of District Clerks was killed on its passage. All fee bills, by resolution, are referred to a joint committee. The Legislatureis devoting most of its time and earnest attention to the reduction of fees. The fees of all officers will be reduced one half. Both Houses adjourned early to promote committee work. Virginia City, April 18.—Lawrence bill, to change the name of Lewis and .Clarke county to Clark county, passed the Council. Bills were introduced in the House to en force the Sunday Law and amend the Prac tice Act. Both Houses will adjourn at 4 o'clock to work on bills in committee. Sanders introduced a joint memorial to Congress for the establishment of a mint. The prospects are that the Legislature will adjourn about April 28th, unless the railroad bills are acted upon. S. T. Hauser, Esq., of Helena, has arrived, and is in good spirits. Virginia City, April 19.—The House was occupied to-day in referring bills to commit tees, and took no special action on any. Among the bills introduced . is a bill making the Territorial quartz law' conform to the United States law. A bill providing foi holding a term of the Supreme Court in' Helena on tfie first Tues day in each February. A bill providing for the apppointment of Deputy Clerks of the Supreme and District Courts. A bill providing for the punishment of va grants. A bill to prohibit dance houses, i The dog act has been postponed until next Saturday. This afternoon the third reading of bills will commence. There has been about forty-five bills intro duced in the House and thirty-two in the Council, including tw'o penitentiary and one railroad. ' , , All bills concerning licenses and the peni tentiary have been referred to special joint committees. * , The Council did nothing of importance to "^he railroad is growing in favor, and the prospects for definite and favorable legisla tion on the subject are. much more flattering than before the visit of Judge Ric« 5 - T " e hopes of a speedy construction of the North ern Pacific have been blasted by that gentle man, and the people here are realizing that they must give our own railroad their earnest support, or the Territory will in the imme diate future be deserted. Almost aU the bill» introduced pertain to the correction of the code by section, article of on a not the the to of of an in to of at of at ; « and chapter, and a list of them would prove utterly useless for information. Council—Fifth Day» MORNING SESSION. Lawrence from Judiciary Committee re ported back C. B. No. 19, Sheriff's tec bill, and on motion the bill was laid on the table. The following notices were given : By Bullock, of a bill to amend the act rela tive to fees of the Secretary of the Territory. Also of a bill to provide compensation of Territorial Auditor and Treasurer. By Bass, of a bill to ameud the act author izing the commissioners of Missoula county to levy a sperial tax. The following bills were introduced : By Newcomer, C. B. No. 23. to amend an act in relation to counties and county officers ; read 1st and 2d times, rules suspended con sidered, engrossed, read a 3d time and passed. ByjDance, C. B. No. 24, to extend the pro visions of an act incorporating the Gallatin ferry company; read 1st and 2d times and referred to the Judiciary Committee, By Bullock, C B No. 27, to amend the act relating to counties and county officers ; read 1st and 2d times and referred to the joint special Committee on Fee Bills. Also C B No. 28, to amend the act relative to fees of the Secretary of the Territory. C B No. 1, to amend the election law ; read 3d time and passed. C B No. 12, to change the name of Lewis and Clarke county ; read 2d time and passed. AFTERNOON SESSION. New'comer from Committee on Printing reported C B No. 20, penitentiary bill, printed. Lawrence from the Judiciary Committee reported back C B No. 24, to extend the pro visions of an act incorporating the Gallatin ferry company, that the act contravenes the organic act ; report and hill laid on the table. House—Fifth Day. MORNING SESSION. Finance Committee reported back H B No. 18, to repeal a portion of section 23 of the revenue act, recommending it do not pass ; report adopted and bill ordered engrossed. Also H B No. 6, to repeal the licence law, with recommendation that it do not pass ;. re port adopted and bill ordered engrossed. The following notices of introduction of bills w'ere given : By Sanders, of a II J M, in relation to an assay office. Also of H J M, praying for an increase of the clerical force of the several Legislative Assemblies of the Territory of Montana. By Hartwell, ©f a bill to require all Terri torial officers to make periodical reports of the amounts received by them for services rendered. By Chessman, of a bill to provide for the appointment of deputy clerks of the supreme and district courts. The following bills were introduced : By Coleman, H B No 22, an act to punish vagrants. Also, H B No 21, to amend an act concern ing criminal punishment. lur ilio dla of quartz ay Kerley, H B No 23, an net to empower the legislative assembly to alter, amend or re peal charter or corporation acts. Also H B No 27, an act to legalize the acts of district and county commissioners. By Tate, H B No 24, to amend the act con cerning counties and ceu*ty officers. By Mead, H B v ~ , a . ct ' and recording lodes. By McCauley, H B No 26, to ameud sec tion 8 of license law. AFTERNOON SESSION. The following bills .were introduced : By Kerley, H B No 23, to amend section 117 of the civil practice act. By Emerson, H B No 34, a bill to amend section 17 of the school law. By Mallory, H B No 35, to enforce the ob servance of the Sabbath. By Kerley, H C R No 3, for a joint spe cial committee to w'hom shall be referred all bills concerning the Penitentiaiy ; read 1st and 2d times, rules suspended, considered engrossed, read 3d time and passed. C B No 12, to change the name of Lewis and Clarke covnty; read 1st mid 2d times and referred to special committee consisting of the members from Lewis and Clarke county. Virginia, April 22.— The Council at 10} o'clock went into Committee of the Whole on the report of the Joint Committee on fee bills, Garrigan in the chair. At 12 M. the committee arose and took a recess. The bill incorporating the city of Helena passed the Council yesterday, «and will pass the House. Moore, Kemp Roberts, Corbin, CliUmasero, and Holter are the Commission ers. The bill is a good one, «and meets the approval of the Heleua Representatives. It provides for submitting the question of «adopt ing the charter conferred to a vote of the people. The election of officers to be had in June next. In the House, Saudersgave notice that on to-morrow he would iitroduce a bill in re gard to subscriptions tc the capital stock of railroads in Montana. This bill provides that bounties may subicribe to the capital stock of railroads. . 1 Several bills were introduced this morning amending the civil practice act. Heldt introduced a bll prescribing the du ties of the clerk of the Supreme Court. Sanders' bill, providing for the holding of a special term of the Stpreme Court in Hel ena on the first Tuesday in February of each year, was reported bkk by the Judiciary Committee. The majority report of Cole man and Mead declans such term illegal. Sanders presented the Minority report in writ ing, it being an elaboràe discussion of the legality and convenient of the proposed bill. The bill will pass, it is bought. The Rouse will go injo Committee of the Whole this evening on fee bills, which will consume the entire'eve^ing. An item in the Independent of the last issue states that Riee told Miller three hundred miles of the North Ricific road would be built on the west ent; the coining summer. Judge Rice stated liert to the citizens in his speech that they hope! to build forty-five miles on the west end tiis summer, but were not certain that they cpuld. All who met Judge Rice here know (hat Miller's statement was untrue, or else Rfce deceived the people here. The Representaives from Deer Lodge heard the Judge's speech, and are fully con vinced that J udge Rihe never made such a statement. Since Judge Rice's visit and speech no amount of exception will convince the Legislative Assembly and the citizens of Virginia that the N. P. R- R. will be built in the next five years, if Judge Rice told the truth. HMH-AfterSMB Session. Virginia City, Apil 22.— C. B. No. 82 to incorporate Helena, read a second time an« referred, to a committee of the Lewis ana Clarke delegation. is be be on the ing the and on to the J. ber says yet, who ton. a by tant, dam the and the was ; ; C. J. R. No. 1, for relief of L. M. Todd, was referred. C. B. No. 36, to regulate the fees of dis trict clerks, was referred. H. B. No. 22, to punish vagrants, passed. H. B. No. 21, in regard to crimes and pun ishment, passed. H. C. R., that the Delegate in Congress get «an appropriation to remove the obstructions in the Missouri river, passed. A resolution to limit the time for the intro duction of bills was tabled. C. B. No. 45, to regulate the fees of the Territorial Secretary, Treasurer, Auditor and School Superintendent, was referred. C. B. No. 4-4, fees of Probate Judge, was referred. • Ç. B. No. 14, to regulate the fees of county Treasurer, was referred. Council—Evening Session» C. B. No. 14, to regulate the fees of county Treasurer, passed. H. B. No. 3, fixing the time when the acts passed by the present Legislature shall go into effect, w'as indefinitely postponed. C. B. No. 44, regulating the Ices of Probate Judges, and Clerks, passed. C. B. No. 45, fixing the salary and fees of the Secretary of the Territory, Auditor, Trea surer, and Superintendent of Public Instruc tion, passed. Virginia City, April 23.— In the Council this morning Fisher introduced a bill pro viding for the safety of those attending pub lic assemblies, by requiring that all doors to public buildings be sufficient in width and open out, and of approved facilities of egress in the event of fire. Stewart introduced a bill providing where pçr6ons sue for labor or services performed they shall be allowed a rcasontble attorney fee in the discretion of the Judge. The council spent this morning in the con sideration oï fee bills. In the Housç the bill to change the name of Lewis and Clarke county to Clark was de feated. Sanders' bill providing for holding a term of the Supreme Court in Helena passed. This bill meets with much opposition from all the wise men, who believe that Virginia City is Montana Territory. The passage of the bill is an act of justice to the people who have litigation before that court. The House will consider the railroad bill this afternoon. The members of the Legislature are exam ining most of the bills in committee, and their passage or defeat will come up the last of the w'eek. So far but jittle has been done in either House. TELEGRAMS REPORTED SPECIALLY FOR THE HERALD WESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH COMPANY. BY UNITED STATES. The Modoc War» San Francisco, April 19.—The following is received from Yreka : J. K. Lu ttrell ar rived last evening from Orleans Bar. He says the Indians on the Klamath and Salmon, seem to be fully posted about the Modoc war, o«r«n botter th» 11 the whites One Indian tokl him that he had seen a Modoc who told him all about the fight. It is evident that Modoc runners have visited all the tribes of Northern California and Southern Oregon. The peopde or Klamath and Ltel Norte counties, however, apprehend no outbreak at present. Thirteen armed citizens left for the front this morn ing to bring in the body of Hovey. From a strictly reliable gentleman who has been through the lava country, we learn that there is a large cave six miles from the late Modoc stronghold, in a southeasterly direction, the course taken by the,Indians. The cave will be harder to approach and will protect them much better from shells. It is amply sup plied with wood, food and animals, but ac cording to his recollection it is nearly half a mile from water. There are many lesser caverns and crevices, but no water. A cir cuit of thirty miles, he thinks, would have to be made to get guns and supplies to the new stronghold, which the rascals now almost certainly occupy, or thé remnant which suc ceeded in reaching it. They arc believed to be running very short of provisions and am munition, anil evidently ane very much demoralized. !3an Francisco, April 20.—A YYeka dis patch says that Frank Merritt has just arrived from the front, having left at 2 o'clock p. m. on Friday. He reports the Indians still in the Lava Bed, some Modoes having been seen where young Hovey was shot, evidently keep ing open communication to the lake for water. A number of shots were fired along the line just before he left. The troops are still remaining in the Lava Bed. Col. Perry and 100 men started at 6 o'clock this morning, and Merritt left for the south side of the Lava Bed to ctit, the Indians off from the springs. The Indian found at Jack's cave was Scar Faced Charley without a doubt, from the description given. He was dead instead of being wounded, as before reported. Eugene Hovey's body was buried near camp on Friday. It w T as so horribly mutilated as to be scarcely recognizable. From a note from the Hon. J. K. Luttrel, who started out yesterday morning with a company of volunteers from this place, we learn that they organized yesterday noon at the foot of Goose Nest Mountain, by electing J. C. Burgess as Captain, J. G. Halleck 1st Lieutenant, and A. Noble 2d Lieutenant. They are well armed and mounted and num ber twenty men. They arrived at Ball's last night and would leave for the Lava Bed at 2 o'clock this morning, escorting the regular courier to the headquarters of Merritt. He says the epizootic had not reached the front yet, but that it w as bad at Ball's place. Serious Hail road Accident» Stonington, Conn., April 19. —The steadier Stonington arrived here this morning vith about one hundred and seventy- passen who took the train for Providence and ton. At the Richmond switch the dam across a small mill stream had been carried avay by water from Ennis pond down upon the railroad bridge, located about 300 feet dis tant, completely w'ashing it away. No one lived near the pond, so the breaking of the dam was not known until the train was thrown into the chasm. One of the raili on the opposite track was driven completely through the engine. Wm. Guile, engineer, and Geo. Eldridge, fireman, died at tieir posts. Their remains have been taken the wrecked engine. The killed are v mach disfigured. Seven bodies have recovered. Conductor Orrin Gardiner es caped. Thomas Kelan, through hrakemm, was seriously iijured in the thigh. All tke other brakeme* escaped with slight injuries. el a a of ger to met ask hour the the as an He The killed, as far as recognized, in addition to those mentioned, are Albert Allen, of Providence, Jerry Camerer, of Boston, and John Callahan, of New' York. About 35 w'ere wounded, some seriously. It is thought several bodies have been w ashed down the stream, as the flood was probably at its bight. The engine made a fearful leap, passing over the stream and embedding itself in the op posite embankment. Only three passenger cars were burned. The general estimate of the number of killed is from eight to tw'elve. New York, April 21. —A special gives ad ditional particulars of the Bonington disaster The train left Stonington about 35 minutes l.ate and|was running at the rate of 40 miles an hour. As it approached the bridge, the fireman and engineer saw the w atery gulf be fore them, but too- late to prevent the disaster or even save their own lives by leaping from the engine. The loeomotive jumped a gap* about thirty feet wide and landed on the other side in a sand bank, plunging into it with such force as to wreck it completely. The engineer, Win. Guild, w'hcn discovered was between the driving wheel and engine, there being but jyst enough of his body left to identify. The fireman, Geo. Eldridge, was crushed to a jelly. There were about eighty passengers, and the scene can better be imag ined than described. The overturned stoves and lamps set fire to the woodwork, and cries for assistance rent the air from the smoking cauldron. Some escaped through the car windows, and others w'ere pulled out of the water from below, w'hile mauy more were writhing beneath the ruins. One man, with his body partly out of the window', could not extricate himself any further and was calling wildly, "Oh, save me. I am burning to death!" Ilis screams and moans were not heeded, and death put an end to his suffer ings. When Mr. Allen met his death he was standing on the front platform of a car, and as the train struck his foot was caught in the iron, and in this condition he was burned to death. Boston, April 20.—All the injured by the Stoniugton railway disaster who have reached this city are reported to be doing well. •-- —*4 ►► - Surrender of the Apache Indians. San Francisco, April 20. —The details of the peace conference at Camp Verde on April 6th w'ere received to-night. The conference resulted iu the unconditional submission and surrender of two of the w orst bands of the Apaches. The peace was brought about through tire complete route of the Apaches, who have for the last twenty years defied the government. Over 200 warriors have been killed in the last campaign in the fastnesses* of the Apache country. The council opened at 9:30 a. m. Cracky, the Mohave interpreter, Shuzeler Par, war chief of the Tonta Apaches, and 150 men, women and children joined the council. The warriors gave up their arms and the talk began. The Apache chiefs- were the first speakers, and all acknowledged their complete defeat and desired peace. General Crook accepted in a few remarks.. The chiefs promised to send word to all the out side Indian s with arms to come in and sur render. Passes to protect the runners were promised. After the conference broke up the vanquished Apaches wrent up the-river to the old post, where a feast w'as given thorn. The general policy will be to treat tha Indi ans humanely, place them on reservations, and make them no promises which will not be fulfilled ; to maintain order amon<* them, and Instruct them in their simple- duties to God and man, and thus prove to*them that peace is better than war. General Crook,, in general orders, commends by name a long list of officers and soldiers for gallantry in the last campaign. Perfect harmony exists be tween the officers of the Indian and War Departments. The terms of the treaty will be strictly enforced. There seems to be no doubt but that the peace thus inaugurated will be permanent. a The Rturdcrcr of Gen. Hindman. Memphis, Tenn., April 19.—Lewis Vaughn, alias Frank Burdell, charged with the laur el er of Gen. Hindman at Helena, Arkansas> on the night of September 17th, 1868,w ? as brought before Judge Ilalsey to-dày on a writ of Tlabcas oorpus. Mrs. Mary Hindman, widow of the General, testified that the following statement was made on the 15th inst.. by Vaughn in the presence of Judge Morgan,, Vaughn having arranged a meeting in the letter, stating his ability to reveal the whole plot for the assas sination or her husband. Vaughn said the party w'ho killed Hindman w'as hired to do it by John II. Moore and Dr. Linthicum, of Helena ; that his motives in disclosing the fact was p«artly from conscience but mostly from revenge, as Dr. Linthicum had, tried to poison him last summer while he was siek ; that on the night of the assassination, he and the man who fired the shot, after loading the double-barrelled shot gun in a blacksmith shop near the General's house, went into the yard, leaving Linthicum holding the horses outside, saw' the Gen. through the window' sitting in a large rocking chair smoking his pipe, but hi3 back was turned to. then», and they went to another window where they had a view of his side face ; w'hcn the gun was fired he heard her shrieks, and woukl have given the world to-recall it;: he then mounted a horse and made his way to Morianna, and thence to Tennessee. XtwYorkNewi. New YOrk, April 19. —The Express says that James Brooks returned to Washington without finding any relief from his î wo weeks' visit to Norfolk. On consultation his phy sicians concluded to administer nourishment every six hours by injection, as taking it in the ordinary way seemed, to have failed almost entirely to give strength to his body. . The bank statement shows a decrease in specie of $17,900, and an increase of reserve of over $1,000,000. The specie shipments to-day amounted to $208,000. New York, April 21.—A colored messen ger in the custom house has been promoted to a $1200 clerkship under the civil service rules. He is the first colored man to serve as clerk in the custom service here. A wholesale jail delivery occurred at Wash T ington, Pa., last evening. Among the pris-, oners who escaped was Brice and a murderer. Pursuit is being made in all directions.. Delegates from the Trades Union in th&city met Last evening, to bear the report frem thé committee appointed at their last meeting to ask the Mayor, Aldermen, and heads; of the Departments for the enforcement of ^weight hour law. They seem to have obtained no definite answer from either, and stated that the matter is now under consideration by a committee of the Aldermen. The Trades Union committee was instructed to wait on the Aldermen for a reply, and to act further as they thought expedient. Springfield, Mass., April 21.— Geo. Bliss, an old citizen, died last night, aged 80 years. He was President of several western railway companies in early days.