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WESTERN' UNION TELEGRAPH COMPANY. BY UNITED STATES. De.'ith of Chief JUNliccCha*»«*« Nlw York, May 7. —The death of Chief justice Chase caused general grief throughout jlic citv. The flags on the City Hull, princi pal newspaper offices, and many private amt main* buildings are displayed at half-mast. The Chief Justice came on here Saturday evening to visit Mrs. W. fc$. Hoyt, his daughter. He vas in unusual good health and spirits. This favorable state of things continued, but yes terday morning at 10 o'clock a servant went to call him to breakfast, and on entering his room found him lying in a state of uncon ( ions stupor. IIis daughter was immediately summoned and servants dispatched for medi cal aid. When the physicians arrived Ids unconsciousness was found to have resulted from a recurrence of paralysis, of which he has had several strokes. All efforts to re lieve him proved unavailable, and it was evi dent that his life was ebbing away. Governor Sprague and wife were summoned and ar rived in the city last evening. His two daugh ters remained by his bedside until 10| o'clock this morning, when he breathed his last. He remained totally unconscious from the time hi- condition was discovered until the end. The news of the death of the Chief Justice was not received in the U. S. Court buildings until near the time for adjournment. In the U. S. Circuit and District Courts, as the truth of the report was not absolutely certain, no motion was made to adjourn court. It is rumored that ex-Judge aud cx-U. S. District Attorney Edward Pierrepoiut will be the probable nominee of the President to fill the vacancy occurring by the death of the Chief Justice. The political friends of Sena tor Colliding are very confident that he will be the successful candidate. New York, May 8. —The Tribune has the following: The first knowledge the people had that the Chief Justice of the United States was in New York was conveyed in the brief announcement of his death. One week ago to-day the last decisions were rendered m the Supreme Court, and the Judges dispersed. Mr. Chase left Washington on Saturday morning aud reached here that evening, and went directly to the house of his younger daughter, Mrs. Janet K. C. Hoyt, No. 4 west street. He spent Sunday quietly, riding in the afternoon to Central Park. On Mon day morning some of his friends who had learned of his arrival in the city, came to pay their respects, and with one of the most inti mate and trusted of them (Mr. lliram Barney) he walked down Fifth Avenue, and discussed in a pleasant and familiar way the topics of the hour, among them Charles Francis Adams' oration on Seward. In parting Mr. Chase urged Mr. Barney to come and see him often, and exacted a promise that lie would come on Wednesday. He did so and came just in time to see him diA On Monday evening there was not discernable any shadow of the disaster so fast approaching. He seemed in his usual health and in very good spirits, although complaining of a little fatigue, and entered into an animated conversation with Wvosc friends who were present. To one of them be detailed his plafts for the coming summer. This morning he was to have gone tu Boston, remaining therewith relations two or three weeks. On returning it was his in teutiou to stop in this city a few days, on his nay to Washington, and after completing /natters of business aud domestic interest there, to make a journey to Colorado Springs by easy stages, visiting his friends in Cincin by easy stages, visiting his friends in Cincin nati and at other points along the route. These plans he gave with the repeated and emphacized condition, "If 1 live!'' About ten o'clock, his usual hour for retiring, lie »nid, "Goodnight," aud left the room. These were the last words he spoke, except, per haps, that on the next morning his servant understood him to say, "fire," in motioning towards the fire-place. On Monday morning about (U o'clock his servant on entering his room found him sleeping quietly, with his hand under his face, as he habitually lay. On approaching the bed a few moments later the servant saw that the Chief Justice was seized with a spasm, the features convulsed, and a light foam appearing on the lips. Drs. John G. Perry, Metcalf and Clark were at once summoned and it was pronounced an a poplet ic attack, with paralysis of the left side. The paralytic attack of June, 1870, was of the right side and had virtually disappeared, there being still slight truces of it in the lips and right hand. This attack was Uk* more unexpected, from the fact that Mr. Chase was assured by his physicians last summer that there was no longer any danger °f a recurrence of a paralytic attack. From 'be time of the attack on Tuesday morning he remained unconscious; his head was '"otionless, while his right ann was rest *ttly active. The convulsive spasms recur rot l frequently during the day, and the doctors "mlly placed their patient under the influ ''nee of chloroform, which was applied on a handkerchief to his face whenever a spasm was seen to be approaching, and its effect W:is immediate relief. All the unremitting < art ' aud attention that affection could slig ht found no response. At a few minutes after !) o'clock yesterday morning it became î'ïfieut that he was sinking fast, his breath jag became more and more labored, until at 'b oclock precisely it ceased altogether; a spasmodic twitching, beginning with the jower portion of the body, followed, which for a few seconds, and then all was still, there present in the room at the time, Sena <>r Sprague, Mrs. B. C. Sprague, the Chief • ustice eldest daughter, Mr. W? S. Hoyt and Jrs. Janet H. C. Hoyt, Mr. Edwin Hoyt and Mr m ..... Barney m --------- -- ' The remains of the ^ r - Hiram Justice will lie in St. George's Protes f ' iul episcopal Church, Rutherford Place, r riday until noou of Saturday, to afford * j opportunity of seeing them. Dr. Tyng ui rondijct the funeral ceremonies, and the in« ' , W HI preach the sermou. The •if» 01 . ta k° s pl ftc e at 3 o'clock on Saturday '™on, a -* er H 1 ® body will be for . ,'o to Washington for temporary inter 1 ' ui the Congressional cemetery, iaige numbers of friends of Mr. Chase ou at the house of Mr Hoyt,his son-in-law, a u,, U f , an d this morning, desiring to take ïnî? i katthe and offer a word of Wf,!° . t0 mourners. Dispatches (*v.K», rec . med t(Mi *y from General Sherman, anil nt . re ar y °* the Navy, Gideon Welles, w ill I, ier P ron *ment persons, saying that they ^ at the funeral. No token of liüvf,.. , erm e * 8 perceptible. A smile still i, a ^ « U )ou t the features, as though he had 'vitiirmf a ". a y "*hh pleasant thoughts and dent}. . .j'i 11 ' 1, _ F° r a week preceeding his l,( -f Justice Chase had been in the pis A Dr. ies, it the life he ing bly habit of constantly reading or having read to him a work called, "Wprth of the Soul," and other sermons. The following gentlemen have been thus far chosen to act as pall-bearers : Johu J. Cisco, General Sherman, Wm. M. Evarts, Hamilton Fish, General I. McDowell, Hiram Barney, Gideon Welles, Charles O'Conor, Wm. Cullen Bryant and Caleb Cushing. Business at the court house to-day was generally suspended. Appropriate remarks were made by District Attorney Bliss, Win. M. Evarts, Judge Woodruff, andjothers. Baltimore, May 8.—In the U. S. District Court this morning the District Attorney an nounced the death of Chief Justice Chase, and moved an adjournment. Judge Giles, after alluding in appropriate terms to the life and public services of the deceased, ad journed the court. None of the city courts were in session to-day. A meeting of the bar is called for to-morrow, to take proper action in regard to his dqatli. Washington, May 7.—The public depart ments here will be closed and draped in mourning in respect to the memory of Chief Justice Chase. The following statement is made by Dr. Brown Seguard, his physician, relative to his treatment of Mr. Chase: He had been for a long time under the impression that his dis ease was the result of fever and ague, con tracted several years ago in Michigan—a peculiar fever, which was physical weakness and inability to labor continuously, and for this reason he had for some time past re frained from attempting any protracted men tal labor. Appropriate action will be taken on re turn of the President regarding the death ef 4 the distinguished jurist and statesman. Secretary Richardson will to-morrow issue an order for paying tribute of respect to the memory of the late Chief Justice Chase, in which the Secretary will allude to the past services of the deceased. As head of the Treasury Department, the Secretary will also direct that the Department be closed on Sat urday next, and that the building be draped in mourning for thirty days. Albany, N. Y., May 7.—Governor Dix to day transmitted a message to the Legislature announcing the death of Chief Justice Clmse, and suggesting that appropriate action be taken by both Houses. Columbus, O., May 8.—On the assembling of the Supreme Court this morning, Chief Justice White announced the death of Chief Justice Chase, and thereupon the court was adjourned out of respect to his memory. Governor Noyes has directed the flags on the State House to he placed at lmlf-mast, and sent the following telegram to AY. F. Hoyt, sou-in-law' of Mr. Chase, in New York : " Ohio profoundly mourns the death of the Chief Justice, and aU our people tender their heartfelt sympathy to his bereaved family. A great man lias fallen and the nation is in sorrow." Cincinnati, May 9.-The Chamber of Com merce to-day adopted a memorial on the death of Chief Justice Chase—recognizing his unity of purpose ; the earnest maintenance ol his principles; his clear intellect, force of character, and strength of will; his unex celled influence in moulding the destiny of the State; and his important relations to the late revolution. Boston, May y.—The bar of Massachusetts met to-day and appointed a committee to pre pare resolutions concerning the death of the Chief Justice, as also a committee to attend the funeral. In Portland the United States Courts were adjourned, after testimony was borne to the exalted character of the deceased. AVashington, May 9.—Secretary Robeson has directed the War and Navy Departments to be close to-morrow in respect to the mem ory of Chase. ory General Sherman leaves this evening to attend the funeral. On account of the ab scence of the Secretary and General Sherman, Robeson will be unable to attend. Richmond, Va., May 8.—The bar judiciary of this city met to-day and adopted resolu tions expressive of the loss the country has suffered in the death of Chase. The courts ad journed in respect to his memory. The newspapers generally have eulogistic notices of the deceased, and the feeling of regret among tiie people is very general. New York, May 9. — The following is a complete list of the gentlemen who have been invited and have consented to act as pall bearers at the funeral of Chief Justice Chase: Hamilton Fish, W. T. Sherman, Whitelaw Reid, Chas. O'Couor, Garritt Smith, Wm. F. Havemeyer, Gideon Welles, William Cullen Bryant, Wm. M. Evarts, Irwin McDow ell, Hiram Barney and John J. Cisco. The following telegram was received from President Grant : "Your dispatch announ cing the deatli of the Hon. Chief Justice is received. Ilis family aud the nation have my condolence in mourning for the loss of such a distinguished and faithful public officer." Admiral Polo, the Spdnish Minister, also telegraphed his sincere condolence to the family of his highly valued friend. S*j>nttnr Knnm<ir wac inviter! tn Hi w Senator Sumner was invited to net as pall bearer, but his precarious heal Hi made it liecqssary for him to decline. The Board of Aldermen this afternoon appropriate resolutions on the death of Chase. The Chamber of Commerce to-day adopted resolutions expressive of loss to the country by the death of Chief Justice Chase, and ap pointed a committee to attend the funeral. The Mayor has requested the flags to he displayed at half-mast throughout the city and by the shipping on Saturday. The house of Hoyt, No. 4 west 33d street, where Chief Justice Chase died, was to-day visited by a great many of his former friends. The body has not yet been pre pared for burial, and none but relatives are allowed to view it. The remains will be placed in an elegant rosewood coffin, with heavy silver mountings and three handles of the same metal on cither side. There will also be a silver handle at the head and foot. The inscription on the plate, engraved in pis in scrip is, "S. P. Chase, Chief Justice, born January 18, 1808; died May 7th, 1873." A broken column formed of tea roses, camil lias, and other choice flowers, around w r hich myrtle, ivy and laurel are twined, the whole resting on a bed of fragrant exotics and laurel leaves, was sent to tins house this morning. Dr. Perry says the first cause of Chase's death was the rupture of one of the cerebral arter ies, by a violent rush of blood, burrowing, as it were, through the texture and substance of the brain, and paralysis of the left side fol lowed. During the last twelve hoars of his life there was no evidence of vitality except labored breathing. Dr. Perry said;-from nil he could learn, Chase was quietly sleeping when the blood vessel burst, and flooding the brain the patient had slight convulsions dur ing the day but they gradually grew' more feeble. Mr. Metcalf said the brain was terri bly bruised by the bursting of the blood vessel, and that the immediate cause of death to cer is a miles of ago. been their a be 4 was compression of the brain. Dr. Clark, after describing the Judge's condition when he first saw him after the attack, said he suf fered no pain and died an easy deathj It Civil Trouble»» in LouiNiana. New Orleans, May 7.—Great excitement was created in this city this evening by the report that Gov. Kellogg had been shot. It appears that the Governor had driven to the wharf of the Texas Railroad company about half past four to inquire into the complaint of the superintendent of the road in relation to the interference of the police guard sta tioned there with the business of the com pany, when a crowd gathered around the car riage jeering and hooting, and just as the car riage started off, a shot was fired by some person in the crowd, aud Gov. K. says the bullet passed so close to his neck that he felt it. The Picayune* Newiberias special says: A sharp engagement took place to-day at St. Martinsville. The police about 2:15 p. m. made a sortie from the town and attacked the forces of Col. Deblanc, who fell back before them. The police fired both solid shot and shell from their cannon, but without effect. They advanced a mile and a half and made a stand, hut retreated after a brisk skirmish before the advancing forces of Col. Deblanc. New Iberia, May 7.—Firing was heard here this morning. A courier from the citi zens' camp reports three Metropolitans killed and four wounded within two squares of the court house, where Col. Badger has concen trated his forces. Citizens are collecting from every portion of Attakappas. Most ef the recruits are of a better class, well mounted, and generally armed with breech loading shotguns. So far, young men prin cipally have gone into the field. The married men in towns are watching the negroes or ganize, and preparing to frustrate them. The captains of steamboats have been warned not to transport armed Metropolitans, and consequently did not bring thbse at the bay knowing their boat would be blown up. The entire Bayou Teche is under surveillance by well organized bodies of citizens, and the Kellogg troops can only reach St. Martins ville by fighting their way up the Bayou, is generally supposed that an engagement took place last night, but. no reports have been received up to the present hour. Brasiiear City, La., May 7.—Eight Metro politans arrived here this morning, forty eight whites altogether. The citizens refused tlieiH all shelter, and they are stopping in a small negro cabin filled with negroes. They lrnye orders to go to St. Marsinsville, but can get no transportation. The ferry flat here lias been removed, and the Teche boats stopped near Franklin and guarded by citi zens. The U. S. troops are still here quartered in the railroad depot. They expect to leave to morrow' with the agreement that no Metro politans shall have transportation with them. New Orleans, May 7.—The grand jury have passed resolutions to have Kellogg and his officers appear before them on the charge of usurping the government of Louisiana. Judge Abell ordered the report filed and sub poenas to be issued for the parties to appear before the grand jury ; also the report against the -Metropolitan police. New Orleans, May 7.— Couriers arriving from St. Martinsville this evening report skirmishing all day with no serious results so far. Badger came out of town this evening with his Napoleon 12 pounder and about 25 men to attack the citizens, but, after firing a few rounds, w as compelled to beat a hasty retreat, large bodies of citizens being on all sides and rapidly closing in on him. The citizens are in excellent spirits, and w ant for nothing. Wagons are coming w ith supplies from all points and long distances. Deblanc can capture the town any time he feels so disposed, but his object is more to resist Kel logg's government .than to have any blood shed. Several Metropolitans deserted to-day A large number of citizens are ready to more when ealled upon. is of by ad a is New Orleans, May 8.—The latest advices from St. Martinsville report the situation un changed. During the skirmish yesterday evening a young lady of sixteen was wounded in the neck and one man in the arm. It ap pears that the police fired on some houses, thinking there were armed men w ithin. Bad ger's position is considered perilous, and his retreat may be cut off at any time. The mayor of the town has been imprisoned for high treason. The number of Metropolitans wounded are less than heretofore reported. The people here are less excited to-day, but are firm. All look for startling news. Some w hite men were heard urging negroes to take up arms yesterday, and one threatened to buck and gag one of our best citizens for dis countenancing such a proceeding. The pro ject, however, lias failed, so far as the ne groes are concerned. They say it is not their fight. Kellogg it The following was received by from Gen. Sherman : Washington, May 7, 1873. To AY. P. Kellogg, Governor of Louis iana:— The President directs me to say to you that he deprecates auy aggressive policy, and that the United States authorities are not to be used except in an emergency. The offi cer in command of the department in which Louisiana is included has been sent full in structions in regard to the course the Presi dent desires him to pursue. You will there fore take no action which would require the sanction of the President without orders from headquarters. Signed. W. T. SHERMAN, General. Death of Oakes Ames. North Easton, Mass., April 6-Midniglit.— There is no improvement in the condition of Oakes Ames. He is gradually failing. Boston, May 7.— Oakes Ames remains in about the same condition as reported last night, but he is becoming weaker. North Easton, Mass., May 7.—The con dition of Oakes Ames is not improved. He is liable to pass away at any moment. Hardly a hope is entertained that he will survive the night. Boston, May 8.—Up to noon there w as no marked change in the condition of Oakes Ames. He is gradually failing. Boston, May 8.—Oakes Ames died at 9:30 to-night. 6 - m ** i«i ». » - Ilf raterions Affair. Parsons, Ks., May 8 . —Eight bodies, in cluding one child 18 months old, were found under the house of the Bender family, 13 miles west of here, and near which the body of Senator YYirk's brother was found. The Bender family ^ left the country- two w*eeks ago. Hie excitement is so great that It has been determined to bring the guilty parties to justice, and no efforts will be spared to effect their arrest. Albany, N. Y. t May 9.—The Assembly passed a resolution appropriating $3,000 for a foil length portrait of Abraham Lincoln, to be placed in the Governor's room at the Capitol. w of It a Washington Intelligence. AVasihngton, May G.—Messrs. Perry aud Ashton, together with Jenks, of Rhode Is land, lately associated with them as counsel for the Government., having obtained all the necessary information from the books of the Union Pacific and Credit Mobilier, have sub stantially completed a bill in equity against these organizations, to be tiled in accordance with the act of the late session of Congress. Ashton te-day submitted to Attorney-General AVilliams a draft of the paper. It has not yet been determined where the suit shall be brought, but Philadelphia and Boston are mentioned. Last month 3S6,414 dead letters reached the dead letter office. Of this number, 26, 475 were held for postage. AVasihngton, May 7.—A letter from Orangeburg, S. C., states that Capt. Gal lagher, stationed there, fatally shot a dis charged soldier, who, while drunk, invited the Captain to take a drink. On the latter declining, he slapped him in the face. Chicago, May 7.—The Tribune's Wasli ington special says the vacancy in the mis sion to St. Petersburg, created by the death of James L. Orr, is already attracting parties here who are waiting patiently for the re turn of the President to present their own claims or those of their friends. It is said that Judge Bingham, of Ohio, stands first upon the President's list of men who are to lie appointed to a first class foreign mission upon the occurrence of a vacancy. It has heretofore been urged against Bingham that Ohio had already a first Hass appointment in Schenck, but it seems to be generally under stood in official circles here that Schenck in tends to resign and come home to be a can didate for the U. S. Senate. At any rate, Bingham's friends will not fail to call the President's attention to the opportunity now presented to provide for him. Bingham was promised the mission to Japan; but it is thought he would prefer a more civilized country. The Times' special saj s it appears to be conceded that Bingham will receive the St. Petersburg Mission. AVasihngton, May 8.—The Commissioners of Indian Affairs have received a copy of the protest of J. Pesqueira, Governor of Sonora, to Governor bafford, of Arizona, against what he supposes to be the stipulations of the treaty entered into butween General Howard and the Indian Chief Cachise, between Nov ember of last, and March of the present year. He claims that the treaty allows Cachise the free range in Mexico. Commissioner Smith says this is an entire mistake, as the treaty in no way refers to Sonora or other Mexican Territory. It is true that atrocities have been committed iu Sonora by the Apaches, as Pesqueira alleges, but if participated in by members of Cachise' band, they have been w ithout Cachise's sanc tion, as all reports show' that he has personal ly conformed in good faith to the terms of the treaty, though he may have been unable to control the outlaw's of the band. There are several regiments of infantry and cavalry in such proximity to New Orleans, that should more troops be needed than Gen. Emery lias now conveniently located, their services could be had in a few hours. John B. Hawley, of 111., and J. M. Rusk, of AVis., have returned their back pay into the.Treasury. This statement is made at the request of friends of these gentlemen. The Attorney General has decided that under the act of 1873, all compensation for services to the Government by the Union Pa cific Company upon its railroad, of any kind, is to be retained so long as any interest due the United States bj* the company upon its bonds remain, unpaid, and that the railroad of the company across the bridge at Omaha is one of the railroads to which said act applies. Washington, May 9.—The President re turned this evening and went immediately to the Executive Mansion, where he was visited by General Sherman, Secretary Richardson, Attorney General Williams, Postmaster Gen eral Cressw'eil, Secretary of State Fish and Secretary Robeson. The object of the v ! sit w as simply to pay their respects and welcome the President home. The President will re sume the routine of official business at the executive office to-morrow. General Cowan, Assistant Secretary of the Interior, left last night for California as one of the Commissioners under the act of Con gress passed at the last session, providing for the sale of the surplus lands of Round Valley Indian reservation. The Commissioners are to fix a new boundary for the reservation, appraise the value of the settlers improve ments, aud designate what lands to the north of the present reservation are to be reserved in lieu of that portion of the reservation to be sold to the settlers. , Salt Lako News. the ed ing w had just it Salt Lako News. Salt Lake, May 8. —Yesterday an Omaha Herald correspondent interviewed Brigham Y'oung ancl obtained his view s of the Indian question Brigham said that in '47 he settled in this country with 140 souls, and for thou sands of miles around the land was infested w*ith hostile Indians; that he gained their friendship, and, by acting honorably with them and never stooping to deception, kept it ; that the hostility of the Indians had been augmented by robberies committed by the un scrupulous agents, and that they had lost all faith in the honor aud integrity of the gov ernment officials; that the Modocs did to the commissioners just what they thought was being endeavored to be done to them, and that peace should be made at any cost, or the entire West would be embroiled in a general Indian war. When the correspondent asked, "Do you endorse President Grant's Indian policy?" then Young replied: "I endorse the policy so far as it corrects abuses and tends to a lasting peace and to the civilization of the Indians." Young stated tllat an Indian war would destroy the commerce, capital and immigration betw een the Missouri river and the Pacific coast, and retard the settlement of the country for twenty years, which would itself be a great calamity. The entire com munication appears in the Sunday issue of the Herald. To-day a libel suit for $80,000 was insti tuted against the Tribune of this city by Maj. Woolley. Tlie Centvuial exhibition. At noon to-day, the members of ihe U.. S. Centennial Commission assembled to com mence the May Session. The meeting w as the largest yet held. Thirty-five States and Territories were represented by forty seven Commissioners and alteniates. Trie grams were read, and statements made by the members would be in attendance t?monow! The Executive Committee presented its re port, which was veiy volumnibus, and covered the operations of the Commission since the last session. Speaker Blaine, of the House of Representatives, was introduced to Commission, and made a brief speech. New York News. New York, May 6.—The investigation which has been going on fertile past few weeks, before Cliief Justice Daly and the Sheriff's Jury, in regard to the mental condi tion of Geo. Francis Train, was concluded this evening by a verdict that he was and is sane and responsible for bis acts. The Dis trict Attorney will now' prosecute Train on the indictments found against him for pub lishing an obscene paper in connection with the Woodlmll & Claflin matter. The service over the body of the late Bishop. McB vaine, took place this afternoon in St. Paul's Church. The chief mourners were Chas. Mcllvaine and wife, J. F. Hewson, son-in law, and Mrs. Jno. E. Parsons, niece of the late Bishop. At the conclusion of the service, Mr. Depuyster, in a few well chosen words, gave the remains in charge of the Ohio Committee, w ho will escort them to Cincinnati, where the services will take place in Christ's Church, on Friday morning. According to a Washington special, nego tiations are progressing there to turn over the lands granted by Texas to the Parisians who purchased El Passo bonds, and relieve Gen. Fremont from the judgment of the French courts. New YY>rk, May 7.—The failure of Fowler & Slocum, dry goods importers, is announced. Their liabilities are about $500,000. John Romcyn Broad head, died in this city to-day. He was the author of the history of the State of New* Y ork, and held the position of naval officer of this post for four years. The widow of the late Major Gen. Wood died this morning, aged 80 years. Twelve offers of bonds to-day, amounting to $1,500,000, at from 15.49 to* 10.49. The amount to be bought is half a million. The application for a stay of proceedings in the case of Michael Nixon, the murderer of Phyfer, has been denied. Nixon will be executed on the 18th unless the Governor in terposes. E. Hays, manager of the Olympic Theatre, died from brain fever to-day.* Stokes received the news of a refusal for a new* trial by* the Supreme Court with indiffer ence, merely saying to his father who was with him, "They denied me a new trial, my case now goes to the court of appeals." New York, May 8.—The Government sold one million and a half in gold to-day at 17.28 to 17.39. A quarter of a century haying elapsed since Dr. E. H. Chapin assumed' pastorate of the Fourth Universalist Society, the event was appropriately honored yesterday in the Church. Dr. Chapin was presented with ten thousand dollars. Since the 1st of January 20,895 Germans arrived at Castle Garden. , A special from Taunton, Mass., says : A fire broke out last night in Wilbur's" stable, which spread to the City Hotel. The stable was consumed, as also Jones' Athenium and the stores underneath, and several tenements. Loss $100,000. The 2 ribune says negotiations are in pro gress for the absorption of the Pacific and Atlantic Telegraph Company by the AVestera Union Company, and it is understood tlmt the base of arrangements is that the latter com pany shall give a portion of its shares held in reserve, for the controlling interest in the for mer. The capital stock of the Atlantic and Pacific Company is $2,000,000. The Modoc Indians. San Francisco, May 9.—The following w*as received to-night from the Lava Beds, under date of May 7, via YYeka, May 9: The Modocs made a sortie to-day on a train re turning from the camp on what is known as Island, capturing eleven mules and three horses, aud burned three wagons. Three of the escort, privates Burgwell, company B 21st infantry, Evans, company I 21st infantry, and Burns,'troop K 1st cavalry, were w ound ed while repelling the attack. May 8th, 8 a. m.—Several large fires are burning at Jack's camp within plain sight of this place. This is evidently done by way of bragadocia, with a view* to letting us know that they are rejoicing over their temporary victory. Jeff. C. Davis and the officers who accompanied him are here, and propose leav ing under an escort. All the wounded are convalescent. Private Beuham, company G, 12th infantry, died on the 0th inst. He was wounded in six places. Later.—The large fires mentioned above w ere signals from Captain McKay that the Modocs had vacated their fortifications and had gone to some other point not definable just now. The indications now* are that the Modocs are entirely out of the beds, but in what direction they have gone, or whether they went singly, in small bodies, or en masse, it is impossible to surmise. The Warm Spring Indians are reported as having found the bodies of Lieut. Cranston and three of our soldiers. They also found the bodies of two dead Modocs in the vicinity of the first mentioned. A portion of the command go out to-morrow* to bring in the bodies of Lieut. Cranston and those w*ho died with him on the field. Terrible Scene in a. Court Kooiu. Baltimore, May 9.— On the night of Jan uary 2d, Mrs. Mary Ann Lampley, an aged lady, w*as murdered and her house robbed of several hundred dollars, during the absence of her husband, and sometime after Joshua Nicholson, who married the grand-daughter of Mrs. Lampley, and Thos. R. AVhallen, alias Hallahan, were arrested, charged with the murder and indicted. The case was re moved to the Circuit Court of Anne Arundle and the trial began at Annapolis on Wednes day. The evidence for the State aud de fense w*is concluded yesterday afternoon. During the trial Deputy Marshal Frey and Chief Detective Freon, of this city, testified relative to the confession of the murder made by the prisoners. A special to the American this forenoon from Annapolis says: When the cell of Hallahan was entered, it was found he had worked the irons off of both legs. He was subsequently brought into court with Nichol son. The trial was proceeding, and the State attorney was making his closing argument, when Hallahan sprang from the box, and rushing at Deputy Marshal Frey, struck him violently over the head with a heavy piece of Iron wrapped in a stocking. Nicholson sprang from the box and rushed toward Frey, when a melee ensued. The scene was fqarful and exciting. The detectives, poin ters and rushed to the rescue of Shaffer Mar shal Frey, tö protect him from the attack, and to secure the two criminals. Hallahan was struck on the head and badly cut, the blood streaming over hi# face. Marshal Frey, although badly injored, was able to assist m subduing the prisoners, both of whom were soon overcome and handcuffed. After the excitement subsided the trial of the case was proceeded with, and given to the jury at 1 o'clock, who soon returned with a verdict of guilty of murder in the first degree.