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HERALD BY UfilMKTKD M'ECIALLY FOE THE WESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH COMPANY .Ttining Patent Decision. Washington, April 2.— About a year ago the Commissioner of the General Land Office decided that a patent previously issued to the Highland Chief mine in Utah covered mining ground which had not been embraced in the application for said patent, but which had been fraudulently or erroneously included in the final survey. He therefore officially recom mended that the Secretary of the Interior should call upon the Attorney-General to al low the name of the United States to be used in the proceedings to set aside the patent. Secretary Delano to-day affirmed this decision, together with the action of the General Land Office in issuing patents for the Prince of Wales, Antelope, and Wandering Boy mines, which cover portions of mining ground here tofore erroneously patented to the Highland Chief company. The Secretary of the Interior also to-day made a request, suggested by the Commis sioner of the General Land Office, asking the Attorney-General to authorize the proceed ings necessary to set aside the Highland Chief patent so far as it conflicted with those already issued for the mines. The above named controversy will therefore soon be transferred to the United States. It involves pecuniary interests of very great magnitude, and has been one of the most closely and strenuously contested mining cases ever known in the record of the Department. .VaMaerc of Surveyors. Nkw York, April 3.—A Calcutta corres pondent writing of the massacre in the Naga hills of the surveying party under Lieutenant Holcombe, says: The heads of the slain were taken off by the survivors, to prevent their being paraded in the villages of the Nagas, as those savages think as much of a caput as an American Indian does of a scalp. The number of killed and wounded as far as ascertained, are 80 killed and 51 slightly wounded; 52 were unhurt. The Supreme government intends to send two regiments forward at once, when the massacre will be avt iged. The orders to these regiments are to exterminate root and branch all the villag ers and villages of wbat are known as the Sanua and Niniu villages of the Naga Hills tribes. The savages to the number of nearly 200 obtained access to the camp of the sur veyors under pretence of bearing presents to the officers, and selling provisions, etc., to the rest of the party. ^ ^ - Railroad Collision. Omaha, March 4.—About 12:30 this morn ing, the Chicago express train which left here on Saturday evening, and the Pacific express train bound west, collided between Albia and Tyrone, Iowa, on the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad, completely wrecking both engines, and instantly killing H. L. Mil ler, conductor of the Chicago Express, Gard ner, the American Express messenger, and Bickle, firen.an on the Pacific express. En gineers Pugh and Streeter, and McDonald, fireman, sustained serious but not fatal injur ies. One of the baggage masters is missing. The wreck took fire, but was quickly extin guished. Mr. Miller, postal clerk on the we 3 t hound train, was seriously burned by the stove falling on him. The accident was caused by the failure of an operator to deliver train orders. No passengers were seriously injured. ___ Yellow Fever. Washington, April 3.—Rear Admiral Milleucy, commanding the North Atlantic station, reports that one Spanish man-of-war lying off Havana has forty cases of yellow fever and another thirty-six cases. No Cases have appeared on any United States steamer yet. The U. S. steamers Plymouth, Ossippee and Sbawmut, anchored off Key West, have been ordered on a ernise in more northern latitudes, and other vessels of the north At lantic fleet have been ordered to make Port Royal their headquarters. The Collector at Key West telegraphs that there has been only three sporadic cases of yellow fever, and that there are no other cases and no real cause for alarm. Key West, April 4.—We have had four cases of yellow fever here, but they are not existing now. The weather is cool and the city healthy. (Signed) J. N. HARRIS, M. D., Health Officer. - ^ I l<il II *!■ - Senatorial Excursion Abandoned. New Orleans, April 4. —The Senatorial excursion to Mexico has been abandoned. Advices from Washington fear that the yel low fever illness of Mrs. Morton ore among the causes alleged for a change of front. Senators Anthony, Cameron, Chandler, Den nis and Paterson, aud General McVeigh and wife sailed in thè Dispatch to-day for Cedar Keys and a cruise along the Florida coast, aud thence to some Atlantic port. Senator Morton is detained at the St. Charles Hotel on account of the illness of Mrs. Morton, who is imoroving. Pardoned. Albany, <N. Y.) April 5.—Governor Til ilcn has pardoned Jas. A. Ingersoll, sentenc ed hi 1891 to five years in the States prison for forgery in the second degree in connec tion with the Tweed case. It 4s understeod that Ingeraoll, who waa pardoned by Governor Tilden, will be used as a witness before the grand jury in procuring >an indictment against Peter B. Sweeney. The Coal Mine Trouble«». Match Chunk, Pa., April 2.— The whole mining region of Carbon county is now free of raiders, and the situation is tranquil. The officers of the M. & L. B. A. are counseling ana advising its members to be true to law aud order and their Association. Harrisburg, Pa., April 8.—Governor Hartranft to-day issued a proclamation calling on the riotous miners in Luzerne and Schuyl kill counties to disperse and go home, and authorizing the sheriffs in the event of non compliance with the order, to call for aid of the military to disperse the rioters. Hazei.ton, Pa., April 3.—A meeting of delegations of several branches of the Miner s Union belonging to this region was held here to-day. supposed to have some bearing on the works at Mount Pleasant. Rumors arc cir culating that a meeting of the miners is to be held on Monday. The merchants who formed a part of the sheriff's posse on Wednesday and Thursday have incurred the opposition of the miners. A grocers wagon, sent to Eberville to-day to deliver goods was stoned out of town, and the driver was obliged to return without delivering the goods. Several merchants who were ordered out to aid the sheriff, fearing to incur the ill-will of the miners, refused to go, preferring to risk the penally. Pottsvillle, Pa., April 4.— It is said that it has been arranged for John Siney to ac company John Welsh, President of the Schuylkill county branches of the Miner s Association, to Carbon and Lucerne counties to induce a strike there. Philadelphia, April 5.—Telegrams from the coal region represent that all is quiet, though trouble is apprehended to-morrow, when the coal trains begin moving. Philadelphia, April G.—A special police force of 150 men left here to-day for the dis turbed mining districts. Disastrous Freshets. New York, April 4.— A destructive freshet occurred in the Wall kill river yesterday, sweeping away the ice which in its passage down the river destroyed all the bridges be tween Pellet's Island and Montgomery, four iu number and within a distance of twenty miles. The Montgomery and Walden bridges are yet in danger. Those already gone cannot be replaced short of $100,000. Boston, April 4.—A heavy rain storm with a northeast wind has prevailed here and gen erally throughout New England during the past twenty-four hours, and the rain is still falling. Apprehensions of serious damage from freshets seem well founded, as all the rivers are rapidly rising. Should the storm continue another day or a general break-up of the ice occur the result will be disastrous. The Kennebec river has risen four feet dur ing the day. At Hallo well, at 6 p. m., it was even with the wharves and rapidly rising. At Lisbon Falls, the bridge of the Maine Central Railroad was raised two feet by the ice jam, which rendered it impassable for trains. A large force was engaged during the day blasting away the ice, repairing the bridge, and to-night it is reported safe. In northern Maine the rain commenced falling Friday night, continuing uninterrupted. At Manchester, N. IL, the rivers are greatly swollen, and the water is pouring over the dam at Amoskeag Falls four feet deep. Sev eral mills at Manchester and Lawrence will be compelled to shut down to-morrow on ac' count of back water. At the latter place the water is seven feet deep over the top of the falls, being the highest water since the great freshet of 1869, and the liver is still rising. A dispatch from Concord says imminent dan ger is threatening nine bridges, several of them railroad bridges, between that city and Hooksc. Washington Intelligence. Washington, April 3.—The leave of ab sence granted Second Lieutenant Alexander O. Bradie, First Cavalry, Benicia barracks, in special order No. 29, March 10,1875,from the headquarters of the military division of the Pacific has been extended ten months by the Secretary of War, and permission grant ed Lieut. Brodie to go abroad, The total coinage for the month of March amounted to $3,650,330. Of this amoühh $2,881,960 was in double eagles; $30>>&)0 in trade dollars; $313,500 in half dollars; $343, 020 in dimes, and $738*170 in subsidiary coin age " xv Washington, Match 4.—As in previous uaS'eä where injuries have been inflicted on American <6Ui«ens by Mexicans, the Mexican Govern webt will soon have brought to its at tention by the Department of State the enor mity of the offence recently committed by invading Mexicans on the Texas border, with such a demand for reparation as will satisfy our national honor. The friends of the American Tract Society celebrated its fiftieth year in New York Ave nue Presbyterian church, this evening. Judge Strong, of the United Sûtes Supreme Court, presided. The President has returned to Washing ton. Triad and Acquitted. Salt Lake, March 2.—George Q. Cannon, Delegate from Utah, was on trial to-day for polygamy. The defense was that he had contracted no polygamous marriage within two preceding the indictment. The prosecu tion said they did not expect to prove a mar riage within two years. The court held 4hat it was the act consummating the second or other marriage subsequent to the first that constituted the offense under the statute, therefore the prosecution was barred by the United Sûtes sUtuteof limitations. Defend ant was discharged. C'onneeticni Stale Election. Hartford, April 5.—The election is pro ceedin'- quietly in this city. The weather is good, bat traveling in the country is bad. There will be a tolerably full vote. The polls don't close until 5 o'clock, and no count is made until after that hour. The State and those Congressional districts are so close that it is impossible to foreshadow the result. Gen. Hawley's friends believe that he will be elected. The Republicans have hopes of car rying the Legislature, which will very likely have to elect the State ticket. General Hawley runs ahead of the Repub lican ticket here, and. Sanders, (Dem.) his opponent, runs largely behind the Demo cratic ticket in his own town, New Britain. Forty towns in the State give Ingersoll, (Dem.) for Governor, 11,158 ; Greene, (Rep.) 8,808; Smith, (Prohibitionist) 792. The same towns last year gave Ingersoll 9,809 ; Harri son, (Rep.) 78,28; and Smith, (Pro.) 941. Ingersoll is probably elected by the people. The Legislature, as far as heard from, is about the same as last year. Hawley is prob ably defeated in the 1st district by from 200 to 400. Eighty-one towns give Ingersoll 1,864 plu rality over Greene in a total vote of 37,744. The same towns last year gave Ingersoll over Harrison 2,093 in a total vote of 32,959. Gen. Hawley is defeated for Congress in the 1st district by 4J0 plurality. P. P. Barnum is elected Mayor of Bridge port. The Republicans gain slightly in the Legislature, but probably not enough to over come last year's Democratic majority. New York, April 5.— With only 35 towns to be heard from, the vote in Connecticut for Governor stands- Ingersoll, 50,896; Greene, 41,954; Smith, 2,398. Ingersoll is certainly elected by 7,000 majority. The fol lowing Congressmen are elected: In the 1st district, Sanders, (Dem.) ; in the 2d district, Phelps, (Dem.); in the 3d district, Stark weather, (Rep.); in the 4thdistrict, Barnum, Democrat. New Haven, April 6.— The latest returns from this, the Second Congressional district, give Phelps (Dem.) a majority of 1,195, with five towns to hear from, which last year gave a Democratic majority of 149. Sanders (Dem.) plurality iu the 1st district over Haw- ley is 488. Barnum (Dem.) in the 4th district is re-elected by probably 1,000 majority. The returns from the 3d district are meagre, but probably Starkweather (Rep.) is re-elected. The Senate is Democratic by a large major- ity, returns having been received already showing that 13 Democrats are elected out of 21. The Republicans gain largely in the House, and it is probably close. --- ~T «4 ^ -- Michigan State Election. Detroit, April 5.—The returns from the election indicate that the Republican State ticket was elected by 15,000 majority. Municipal Elections. Cincinnati, April 5 —The returns from 26 out of 51 precincts show Johnston's (Dem.) majority for Mayor over Robinson to be 1,800. Cincinnati, April 6.— The Democratic city and county tickets were elected here yester day. The Democrats elected their ticket in Zanesville, Troy, Lima, Bucyrus, Crestline, Dayton, Wooster, and Chillicothe ; the Re publicans and Independents in Springfield, Xenia, Urbana, Mansfield, Wilmington, Youngston, London and Toledo. Evansville, Ind., April 5.—The municipal election here to-day was carried by the Dem ocrats. _ ^ « < »» m --- Arrest of Chas. A. Dana. New York, March 3. —Chas. A. Dana, learning that an attachment had been issued against him from the Supreme Court of the District of Columbia, surrendered to-day to the United States Marshal. His counsel then asked for a writ of habeas corpus , and citing the marshal to appear and show cause why Dana should be detained. The U. S. District Attorney asking for an adjournment, it was arranged that the hearing take place on Tues day next, Dana meanwhile being allowed to go on parole, Frftm San Francise»; SAiï Francisco, April 5.— Üütisually cold Weather, with a light fall of snow, is report ed throughout the Cbntftil portion of the State to-day, and fears are expressed for the safety of the fruit crop. Senators Sargent and Stewart and Gorham, Secretary of the Senate, were passengers on the overland train to-day. The rear car of a train on the North Pacific railroad was blown off the track by a strong wind to-day down a ravine forty feet deep. Avery, a clergyman of Tomales, was probably fatally injured, aud many others severely hurt. Hn-Klax to be Tried. Memphis, April 3.—Iu the United States Circuit Court to-day, Judges Emmons and Ballard overruled the motion of the Attorney General of the State to dismiss the Gibson Co. Ku-Klux for want of jurisdiction, and will proceed with trial nex t wee k. Arrested for Embeaalemeat. Richmond, (Va.) March 3. — John E. Bos seux, President, and Thomas S. Armsted, Cashier, of the savings bank which collapsed during the panic of 1873, were arretted for embezzling $140,000 belonging to the bank and making fraudulent entries, were commit ted for examination witho ut bail. Indicted Id* Forgery. New Orleans, March 3.— George Drury, a member of the House from Assumption, was indicted to-dsy by the grand jury, for participation in the forgery of the General Appropriation bill recently promulgated. Yew York ^ows, New York, April 3.—A 1000-ton ship, to be named the Bonanza, is building at Bath, Me., for parties iu California. The subscription entertainment to-night at the Academy of Music for the benefit of the fund to meet the expenses of the American rifle team in Ireland next summer, netted $4,000. The Supervisors of Brooklyn have refused extra pay to the jurors in the Tilton case, and rejected the resolution that the supervisors indorse the bill now pending in the Legisla ture. The bank statement show9 loans, increase, $501,800; specie, increase, $1,382,700; legal tenders, decrease, $2,062,700: deposits, in crease, $151,600; circulation, decrease, $717, 900. New York, April C.—Five hundred thou sand dollars in gold arc packing for to-mor row's steamer. A general reduction of passenger rate3 has been made on all the railroads running to western points. The competition is expected to force the shares down still further. Among the passengers on the steamship Pereire which arrived to-day, are Count Marc foschi, who bears the official announcement to Archbishop McCloskey of his elevation to the Cardinaltae, and Monsignor Roncctti, the oblegate, who bears from the Pope the Ber etta, or insignia of the Cardinalate. The early arrival of the steamer made it impossi ble for the associations that had chartered steamboats to meet the distinguished visitors off Sandy Hook, as contemplated. In the fire in the Franklin street hotel this morning, one of the guests was suffocated, and two others carried from the building in sensible. The Tribune to-morrow will says that it is rumored on Wall street that the Pacific Mail Company has discovered discrepancies in the accounts at San Francisco and Hong Kong which reduce the finances some $378 000 be low the estimates. The Black Hills. Chicago, April 5.—A special from Sioux City reports that a Black Hills expedition, numbering about 150 men, will leave Sioux City to-day for the mines. Two men, Wil liam and Walter Owen9, have returned to Yankton from the Black Hills, whither they went in February last on a trapping expedi tion. They bring back with them about a dozen specimens of shot gold, which they procured in small streams running into the South Fork of the Cheyenne. They left four companions in the hills, and will return in a few days with supplies. They report the meeting of several bands of Brule and Teton Sioux both in coming out and going in, and had a peaceful chat with them, the Owens speaking the Indian language. Sioux City, April 6.—Two parties of about tWO UUIldicd mon, umW tlu> Ico/i rtf Gordon and Andrews, all well armed and equipped, crossed the river here to-day, en route for the Black Hills. --- .« ►» — Postal Frauds. Washington April 6.—Conclusive proof has been obtained that four or five clerks iu the Post Office Department, and several per sons outside, have secured a number of con tracts for mail service in the Southwestern States by means of the counterfeit of the stamp containing the initials of the First and Second Postmaster Generals, which is placed on bids when opened in order to show that they hare been received in time. This coun terfeit stamp has been used to give validity to straw bids made at lower figures than the low est of the bids really opened at the advertised time. Among the contractors implicated is ex-Congressman Hynes, recently appointed United States Marshal for Albama. The con tracts thus secured will be annulled and all the clerks implicated will be immediately dis missed. The fact that Hÿfiês was implicated in the frauds was yesterday communicated to Attorney-General Williams, who immediately procured his removal by the President as U. S. Marshal for Alabama. the a at of and in ent the of the to Fire. Buffalo, Mardi 8.—At 5:40 this afternoon broke out in the five story brick building known as the Coil block, at West, Swan and Pearl streets, occupied by White & Bailey lithographers and printers, and John E. Mar shall, enyelope manufacturers, was totally destroyed. White & Bailey's loss is estimat ed at $145,000, insured, $85,000. Total loss, $220,000, insurance, $140,000. Edward J. Chester, foreman of the hose, while in the 3d story, was killed by the falling of the 4th floor. Shelbyville, (Ind.) April 6. —A fire here this afternoon destroyed the drug store of McCrea & Bishop, and eight stores and offi ces, including the Volunteer newspaper. Loss, $40,000, insurance $15,000. Appointment«. Washing roN, April 6.—The President to day appointed J. M. G. Parker postmaster at New Orleans, ties C. W. Ringgold, suspend ed; Benj. Cooley, postmaster at Atlanta, Ga., vice Sam Bard, suspended; J. Madison Wells, Surveyor of Customs, New Orleans. Th« Mew Treoanrer. Washington, April 5.—The Commission of John C. New to be Treasurer of the United States, to take effect June 30th, 1875, was signed by the President to-day. Horrible Harder and Suicide. St. Louis, April 6.— John Carney, a drunk en wretch, cut his wife's throat while she was lying in bed this morning, and then cut his own. Both are expected to die. Whisky was the only cause. Valuable Horse Killed. Paris, (Ky.) April 5.—During a stallion exhibition to-day Goldsmith's Abdallah was instantly killed by coming in collision with another horse while going around the ring, the shaft of the sulky striking him in the breast. lie was valued at $30,000. Killed iu a Family Quarrel. Columbus, (O.) April 6.—Edward Phelps, a young man twenty years of age, shot aud in stantly killed his uncle,- Homer Phelps, in a •family quarrel this morning. ENGLAND. London, March 8.—Wilson, MeCiay & Co., metal merchants, have suspended, owing to deficiencies arising from the American con tracts for rails. The liabilities arc estimated at $1,000,000. Advices from Spain represent tbe prospects of peace are increasing daily. One hundred and eighty Carlist officers have already given in their submission to Alfonso. London, March 4. —The Times correspond ent at Berlin says there is reason to fear that the impending deposition of the Archbishop of Breslau may occasion delicate complica tions in the relations of Austria aud Prussia owing to the fact that a portion of the archi épiscopal diocese lies in Austrian territory. London, March 5.—The steamship Fara day sailed to-day to complete the laying of the direct U. 8. cable. Calcutta advices in relation to the difficul ties between the Indian Government and the King of Burmah, state that the latter is mak ing warlike preparations. The reply of the Rev. Dr. Newman to Gladstone's "Vaticanism" is published to-day Dr. Newman quotes authorities to prove that the Pope is not infallible on the subject mat ter in .which conscience is the supreme author ity; therefore a deadlock between conscience and the Hope is impossible. London, April 6.— -Cardinal Mauuiug bus arrived here, and in a few' days the Catholic gentry in England will present him with a congratulatory address, accompanied by a testimonial of 5,000 guineas. A correspondent writes from Madrid that nearly all the university professors of Spain have signed a protest against reactionary ed ucational measures, and that students intend to make a general demonstration in the same direction. Generale Saballas and Lizzavago have sent an address to Don Carlos, denouncing Cabre ras' treason, and testifying to tbe fidelity of the Catalonians. The report that the Emperor of Brazil pro posed to abdicate, is untrue. Fifty thousand pounds in specie was ship ped to New York to-day. The Mark Lane Express , in a review of the breadstuffs market, says that tbe spring planting has been effectually completed both nere and on the continent, and the condition of the. newly threshed wheat continues to im prove. . , in spite of the holiday dullness prices advanced one shilling generally. Roberts, jr., won the first prize at the bil liard tournament at Manchester, played on the American plan by eight of the principal experts in England. SA *4 SPAIN. Madrid, April 3. —Since the appearance of Gen. Cabreras' manifesto 224 officers, includ ing nine generals, have left Don Carlos and entered France. Many others have surren dered to the Alfonsists. The Carlist General Saballs had an inter- view with Gen. Campos at Olot, under a flag of truce. There is reason to believe that he will soon give his adhesion to King Alfonso, and in return his present rauk will be recog- nized by the Government. ------ —I—> ►» ^ --- FRANCE. Paris, April 6.—The Rome correspondent of tbe Journal des Debats writes that the Pope will take up his residence in the United States if it should become impossible for him to re main in Rome, and it w 7 as with a view to such ah emergency that Bishop McClosky was made a cardinal. » >■ ^ - ITALY. Venice, March 5.—The Emperor of Aus tria arrived here this morning from Trieste, and was received by the King of Italy and escorted to the palace amid the cheers of an immense crowd of people. The city is to be illuminated to-night. GERMANY. Berlin, April 8.—The conference of the Roman Catholic Bishops at Fulda has closed. Messages were received from the Pope con- veying his blessing and urging tbe bishops to persevere. - m iM»H' --- RUSSIA. 8t. Petersburg, April 5. —Secessions from the Catholic to the Greek Church continue to be very numerous in Russia and Poland. - ^ K ** ^ 1 — CANADA. Halifax, March 3 .— The liabilitiesof Prior A Sons, commission merchants, who are in solvent, are $92,500. CUBA. CiENFUteofl, Aprils.—The steamers Hoop er and Great Northern have arrived here from Ponce, P. R., with the telegraphic cable.