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VOL. XV. NO. 104.
PHILADELPHIA, WEDNESDAY, MAY 3, 1871.
DOUBLE SHEET THREE CENTS.
Street Car Outrages.
The Minder of Mr. Putnam.
Foster Fully Committed.
The French Relief Fund.
Distribution of the Money.
THE PUTNAM SLAUGHTER.
The Coroner". Investigation Testimony
of Madame Duval mil Her Damghter
Foster Indicted for Murder.
Coroner Young held an investigation this
rooming into the circumstances attending the
death of lr. Avery D. Putnam.
William Foster, was brought in. lie is a mild
looking man, above medium height, with re
markably soft bine eyes, heavy light-brown
whiskers and beard. Ho appeared calm and
self-possessed throughout the investigation.
The first witness called was
762 Broadway, who testified as follows: I was
acquainted 'with Avery D. Putnam; saw him
alive the last time last Wednesday evening,
whea we were in a Broadway car, going to the
Church of the Advent; we got in at Eighth
street, sear University place, deceased, my
daughter, and myself. Witness here detailed
the insulting conduct of Foster, already pub
lished. We then sat silent until we came to the
middle of the block, between Forty-filth and
Forty-sixth streets; the conductor came In aud
I said, "Stop at Forty-sixth street;" my daughter
got up first and passed to the rear, deceased
followed, and I next, and got off on the right
hand side of the car going up; my daughter got
off first; as I was pasging through the car I saw
a man run round it, and as I reached the door I
saw the blow struck and Mr. Putnam fall; he
was standing with one foot on the step; it was a
shining instrument; the blow was on the left
side of the head. Tho hook is exhibited. It
locked like that; he struck two blows; I stood
Btunned, and said, "Oh! .Vr. Putnam!" he
FELL JUBT LIKE DEAD.
lie fell on one side, with his head on the track.
My daughter screamed and shrieked, and I called
"police!" I think indeed, I am almost sure
I heard the bell ring, and cried out, "Stop that
car!" It was going as fast as it could. Saw the pri
soner on the platform as we got up to leave; he
waa on the left of tie driver; I saw sufficient of
Lim to recognize him again.
Mr. Fellows Do you see him in this room ?
Witness That is the man (pointing to the pri
soner); be is the man who oil e red the insult to
my daughter; I saw the party who struck the
blow sullicieutly to be able to recoguize him
again; it was the man I have already pointed out.
a young lady about 16 years of age, was called
and sworn: Reside at .No. 7fr3 Broadway, and
was acquainted with deceased; was with him on
the car on the night in question;. saw the driver
direct the attention of the man to her, and he
opened the door aud made some insulting noise
with his mouth; her ma then shut the door, aud
it was opened again, when Mr. Putnam shut it
and made fome remark to the man.
To Mr. Fellows The man aud the driver were
conversing when I saw them;, they were con
versing till after be went out again; I could
recognize the man and the driver; the man who
truck the blow was the same that I saw con
versing with the driver. (.The prisoner is di
rected to stand up.)
THAT IB Tnl U1K
who struck the blow. (The driver is brought
forward and identified by the witness; he is a
low-browed, stubby-haired, vicious-looking
worn: Am driver of car 44 of the Broadway
line; on Wednesday might saw the last witness
standing up in the car, near the front door; a
man was with me; I believe his name now to
. be Foster; never raw him before that night; he
asked if. I had a hook; I told him I had, and he
said that be would learn him to keep his place,
and he would
FIX THIS MAN.
At Forty-sixth street I got the car to stop,
and as I turned round Footer was off the plat
form with the hook in his huud; I did not know
he was going to take it, aud did not see him
take it; 1 called him to come back, and he said
"You go to h ; "don'l.kuow what took place
afterwards; suppose the conductor was on the
tear platform; it was about a minute after the
the uau look the hook that the bell raug for the
car to go oa; don't know who rang the bell. I
did not; saw the conductor in the car after we
had goue about half a black; come one threw
the hook on the platform and ran; don't know
whether it was Foster; it was thrown from the
tame aide of the car as the man got off.
JOHN L. DAVIS,
police offieer of the Twenty-second precinct.
called and sworn Abont 11 o'clock on Wednes
day night last was called by the captain out of
bed, aud was cent to learn the facts of this oc
currence; as he was leaving the station-house
the driver came in; he said he did not know the
man who did it; never saw him before: he was
locked up; soon afterwards the captain went to
see mm, ana wnen ne came back he said the
that the man's name was Foster, and he had
been a conductor oa trie road; Inquired at the
depot, and karned that he lived iu Twenty
fourth street; referred to the "Directory," and
saw the Lame of the man and the number of
the house, SOS, and went there about 'i o'clock
In the morning, and arretted him: he was sit
ting in a cbair, asleep; didu't tell blm what he
wanted, but said a driver had got into a little
trouble, and tie was wanted at the station-house;
on me way mere, ne said twice,
"are toc scrb
you've got the right man?" but made no renlv:
be said, "It will take two to swear to that; 1 am
a square man; l woman t squeal on any man;
I'p take ten years before i'd sqnealfon any man;
I was there 'and I know who did it. but I
wouldn't squeal on him;" he said he brought it
on niuieeit; "ne came on tne platform and
wamea io ngni me.
The case was then
eivnN to Tne jcrt,
who, after an absence of fifteen minutes, ren
dered the fullowlng
That deceased came to bis death from acute
meningitis, from fracture of the skull aud lace
ration of the brain, caused by a blow or blows
n the bead with a heavy iron honk In thn
lands of William Foster", at the corner of Forty
sixth street and eleventh avenue, on the night of
A,ril 89th, 1871.
The Drlsoner was then examined. lie said ha
was 34 years ef age, a native of New York, and
a mrson. As reparss the charge, he said, "Br
advice of counsel, at present I bare nothing to
eav except that I am not guilty."
lie was committed to the Tombs.
FOSTER IXKICTED BY TMI SRAKD JUBT.
It is understood tkat Foster baa been. indicted
by the Grand Jury, nd that bo delay will be
experienced in bringing on his trial. The Oyer
and Terminer and General Sessions are both
sitting at present. Ills counsel are Messrs. Ilowe
and Stuart. An effort, however, will be made by
his counsel to put off the trial to a more distant
day, fearing lest the present state of the public
Mind in reference to the outrage would be pre
judicial to the interest of the prisoner. It Is
even rumored that a motion will be made to
change the place of trial, on the ground that he
conla not have a fair trial In this county on
accomnt of the excited state of the community at
large. JV. J. Express, last evening.
The Latest Engagement on the Broadway
Line Ruffian, who Met their Match.
On Monday evening Dr. Morrow, a well
known physician of No. 104 West Thirty-eighth
street, accompanied- by a highly respectable
married lady, took car GO or C4 of the Broadway
line, at Thirty-eighth street and Broadway, to
ride to the Fifth Avenue Theatre. The car was
but Partly filled. As it reached the neighbor
hood of Wood's Museum the front door was
thrown open and three roughs of the -fancy
breed presented themselves. The foremost en
tered the car and deliberately sat down in the
lap of the lady accompanying Dr. Morrow.
Scarcely, however, had the fellow settled him
self in this unusual and unnecessary seat when
the Doctor reminded him of his indecency by a
timely blow behind his ear which laid him
sprawling on the floor.
At this the two companion roughs rushed to
his assistance. The Doctor grappled with one
of them, and soon convinced him that he had
no boy to play with. The conductor, a very
sprightly and brave little gentleman, seeing the
disturbance, instantly pulled his bell, at the
same time verbally ordering the driver to stop
me car, ana men
MADE FOR THE OTHER ROUGH,
dragging him to the rear of the car, and pitch
ing him over the dashboard into the street. The
doctor made his fellow follow No. 1 in his hasty
exit, while the rowdy who had been knocked
down was tumbled out by another passenger.
By this time an immense crowd had gathered
about the car to see the disturbance, but no
policeman was visible. As the car started one of
the roughs shouted to the conductor:
" W e know you; we know the number of vonr
car, and will lay for yon."
Whether that conductor has been discharged
to appease these fellows or not has not been
learned. N. Y. Sun.
7DE FRENCH RELIEF FUSD.
Interesting ' Letters from Minister Wmh.
Uurue and the Louauu Agent.
The New York Chamber of Commerce French
Relief Committee has received the following: in
teresting letters from Minister Waahbnrne and
Mr. II. 8. Parker, the agent of the London sub
committee, in regard to the distribution of the
"Paris, April 8, 1871 My Dear Mr. Marshall:
I have duty received yonr favor of the iUt
ultimo, with the enclosures.
"The enclosed statement of account will show
the disposition I have made of the 2000 sent
to me by Morgan & Co. for tho relief of the
suffering poor of France. You have already
ine acknowledgment, oi m. Jules i-avre tor the
35,000 francs, aud I now send you the vouchers
for the other items. The balance ef 2150 francs
1 have put into the hands of Mr. Kiggs, who is
associated with the French Commissioner at the
Ministry of Finance.
"No man cau make a better or more satisfac
tory division of the fund.
"ion nave really done a most noble ana gene
rous work, and the good that will be accom
phsbt d, and the amount of suffering that will
be relieved, can hardly be over-estimated. How
sad it is that these terrible sceues iu Paris should
come to chill the current of charity and sympa
thy in onr country! I had the pleasure of see
ing Mr. Lanier tn this city some two weeks ago.
In more peaceful times I hope to. have the plea
sure of seeine you here again.
"Colonels Hoffman and Moore desire Kind .re
gards. "believe, me, very trHly, yonr obedient ser
vant, E. B. Wabhburne.
"Charles n. Marshall, New York city."
The London agent, Mr. Parker, wrote to Mr.
Lanier as follows:
"Ladbroke Gardens, Kensington Pare,
W., 13lh April, 1871 My Dear Mr. Lanier: I
congratulate you most heartily, in the interest
ef that charity to which the citietns of New
York have contributed so liberally, on your de
termination to sell the cargo of provisions.
"Setting aside the very heavy freight it would
be necessary to pay to get these into the rural
districts of France, my four weeks' experience
has completely satisfied me that the pressing
need of the agricultural population of that un
happy country Is not food, but the means of
patting themselves in a position to earn their
"With great regard, yours very truly,
"If. T. Parker.
"Charles Lanier, Langham Hotel, London."
Jeff. Davis' Mississippi Estates Owned by
One of lit. Former Slave.
A letter to the Chicago Tribune descrives a
visit made in company with Mr. Jefferson Davis
to the plantations formerly owned by him. Tho
"We left at night on the P.. E. I.ee, ono of our
finest steamers, and landed at the Hurricane plan
tation about daylight the next morning. This plan
tation, and another known as Krlurtleid, were occu
pied before the war ny Joseph E. Davis aud bis
brother, President Lavis, I hey were sold to a
favorlie free dmmi, l'-eu. Montgomery, for faoo.ooo,
najable at the cud of ten years (1st of January, 1ST0),
interest at 0 :n r cent., payabla annaally. Beu., who
Is very black, but thoroughly educated before the
war, met ns and gave us a breskfust, waiting oa the
table himself, but not ottering to Uke a seat. After
breakfast, we had a carriage aud rode ever the
niagutilceut estate, the extent of wblch you cau
form some Idea of when I tell you that B?n. Mont
gomery wade last year 8f.00 bales of cotton aud a
larjrc quantity of com. We dined at Brlarfleld, te
former rtxidence of Jefferson Davis, and now occu
pied as a residence. ly the aforesaid JJn., and you
will not be surprised to learn that the former slaves
of Mr. Davis greeted him with all the warmth of
aiiectlou tnat they were capable or expressing, air.
Davis net tlietu cordially, and encou'aL'i'd them by
many kind words. After dinner, at which our
wealthy host agsln waited on us In elegant style, we
passed cn to a very large and valuable plantation
which hits been purchased by Ben. Montgomery and
added to the Davis estate, and which wiil add ta hi
crop this jear probably luw) bales uvjre, making 3509
in mi, u u is a good crop,
TO PARENTS AND GUARDIANS.
Death from Exce.Ure Rope Jumping.
The Akron (Ohio) Beacon says:
Another death has occurred in our city from
excest-ive rope jumping, a little daughter of
James A. Moody having died ou Monday even
ing from inflammation of the bowels, brought on
bv over indulgence in that exereise. While rone
jumping may be a pleasurable and healthful
recreation, within reasonauie utiiits, tne tenden
cy to excels in the excitements of the exercise
should lead to disuse of the practice entirely.
In this case we learn that on Thursday, in the
strife with her coinoauions to bta which could
jump the greatest number o' times without
BtoiiiinL'. the deceased accomplished the feat
over three hundred times, after which, feeling
greatly exhausted, she sat or laid down upon the
grass for a considerable tine. The next morn
in&r. though couiuUlulnz to her compaufons of
being sore and lame, before entering school she
made one hundred aud seventy' consecutive
jumps more. About eleven o'eloek she was
compelled to return home from school, severe
inflammation of tho bowels rapidly developing
itself, iroai wnicn sue died tur ee days taereauer
as above annouiicea.
TO-DAY'S CABLE NEWS.
Latest from France.
The Siege of the Paris Forts.
Their Early Surrender Expected.
Italian and Spanish Affairs.
Indiana Municipal Elections.
The H. Y. QuarrjmeiTs Strike.
Etc., Kte., Etc., Etc., Etc., Etc
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Exclvthxly to Tlit Evening TeUgrapK
Efforts for Conciliation in France.
London, May 3. The Timet'' special from
Paris says efforts for conciliation continue.
Seven societies propose to hold
A Monster Peace Meeting
on Sunday next. The
in the affair at Clamart was terrible. The fight
ing was literally hand to hand, and fully
Tliree Hundred Insurgents were Killed
by tLe bayonet.
The Daily New1 special correspondent says
it is reported in Verssilles that
Marshal MocMahou ha. Tendered his
Versailles, May 3 The sltnation is un
changed. The Government hitteries are still
breaching; the walls of Issy. The night passed
London, May 3. Thi Daily Ntwe" special
despatch from Versailles announces that Gen
ral iMerode, formerly Papal Minister of War,
and a Belgian by birth, presented M. Thiers a
petition teaiing the signature of a great num
requesting French intervention for the main
tenance of the temporal power of the Tope.
Spanish Financial Scheme.
Madrid, May 3. The financial scheme of
Moret, Minister for the Colonies, was unani
mously approved at the Council of Ministers
Florence, May 3. The Italian Senate
Papal Guarantees 111 11
by a Tote of 105 to 20. The bill has been
slightly amended and returns to the Chamber of
Vienna, May 3. The Minister of Instruction
at to-day's session of
declared the Government had taken a position in
favor of the abolition of the concordat with tho
Church of Rome, and would now consider the
practical consequences to the Empire and peo
ple of the dogma of infallibility.
Bucharest, May 8 The Roumanian elec
tions resulted in favor, ef the Government.
There were but few disturbances, and none
serious. A conspiracy to
Plunder and Kill the Jews
was discovered and frustrated. The ringleaders,
who were officers of the Roumanian army, have
Fort d'li.y on the Eve of Surrender.
Versailles, May t Evening. After hoisting
a white flag on Fort dTssy the insurgents hauled
it down ?;ain. They will soon have to sir
render. The same fate will soon befall Mont
rouge an Vanvres.
is much more dreaded by the Versailles com
manders than was General Cluseret. lie is
regarded as a much better oflleer. General
Clamart has been captured by the Versailles
At Point du Jour the insurgents tried to erect
a citadel, but Fort Valerien threw six 40-pound
shells a mliute and totally destroyed the work.
The spies report CO.OOO Nationals ready to
support the Versailles troops, but only when
they enter Paris.
The Anger of the Troops
against the insurgents is irconceivable. Our
troops refuse quarter, and it is useless for the
officers to urge mercy.
Paris, May 2.
has not been arrested. General Megy is to be
tried by a court-martial for abandoning Fort
The Versailles batteries at Caatiilon, Meudon,
and Breteuil have been shelling Fort dTssy all
Dr. Livingstone Again.
Bombay, May 3 Advices from Zanzibar
state that news has been recefved that Dr.
Livingstons k alive and well, but in a destitute
The Milwaukee Wheat Market.
MiLWAiiis, May 8 Wheat market unsettled;
number uue, 113U; number two,l-V7Uj r.celpu,
87,bw ; snivueBis, 25,ooo.
FliOM 1HE WEST.
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Exeltsivtly to Th Kvtning TtUgruph.
Serenade to Senator Srhnrt-Missouri Poll-
St. Louis, May 8 The serenade given to
Senator Schnre at the Southern Hotel la6t night
was one of the largest demonstrations made in
this city for a long time. Delegates from Kan
sas City, with bands and lanterns, attended it,
aid the block in front of the hotel was com
pletely filled with people.
After the performance of several pieces of
music by the bands, Samuel L. Cover, on behalf
of the Democrats, welcomed the Senator in a
brief speech, which gave him high praise for
his opposition to the 8an Domingo scheme and
Ku-klnx bill, and for his efforts in the direction
of tariff reform.
Colonel William M. Grosvenor then spoke on
behalf of the liberal Republicans. lie said we
meet to-night not as Republicans or as Demo
crats, but as citizens, to express our admiration
of our Senator. lie also eulogized Mr. Schurz
for his efforts in the Senate in behalf of liberal
Senator Schurz then came forward and ad
dressed the assemblage. He said he saw before
him. thousands of Republicans, with whom he
had for years co-operated in the advocacy of
Republican principles, and thousands of Demo
crats, who have not come with the expectation
that I have gone over to their party, but who
testify their approbation of the spirit in which
1 have served the common interests of the
whole American people. He said k e was glad
to see the two parties united before him to-night.
Heavy Insurance Suit.
St. Locib, May 3. In the United States Court
yesterday a suit was commenced by Robert M.
Pfenning, of New Jersey, and Albeit Pearce, of
New York, against the United States Insurance
Company of this city, for the recovery of
f400,000 for an alleged loss of cotton ou the
steamer Providence on Red river in June, 1864,
which was Insured in the above company.
iNDiANAroLis, May 3. The municipal elec
tion yesterday resulted in the success of the
entire Republican ticket for Mayor and city
officers, by majorities ranging from 800 to 1000.
At Columbus, Ind., the Democrats elected
their entire ticket, which is a Democratic gain.
In Greencastle the Republican ticket was
elected. In Madison the Democratic ticket was
elected. In Lafayette tho Republican ticket
was carried by 150 majority. The Independent
Republican eandldite for Mayor at Greensbo
rough was elected over tho regular nominee by a
small majority. Shelbyville has gone Republi
can by an increased majority. At Fort Wayne
the Democratic ticket was elected yesterday by
an increased majority over the People's ticket.
St. Joseph, Mo., May 3. James Palmer,
President, and several directors of the Burling
ton and Southwestern Railroad, have arrived
here for the purpose of perfecting the consoli
dation of their company with that of the St.
Joseph and Iowa Raiiroad.
Louisville, May 3. At a meeting of the
stockholders of the Louisiana and Nashville
Railroad yesterday, the President and directors
were authorized to lease theJjNashvillo and De
catur Railroad, and make such contracts for
the completion and control of the North and
South Alabama as is best for the interests of the
Louisville and Nashville Road. A resolution
was also adopted to guarantee and endorse three
millions five hundred thousand dollars seven
per cent, thirty year bonds of the Memphis and
Indianapolis, May 3 Articles of associa
tion were filed to-day at the Secretary of
State's office for the Brazil and Chicago Air-line
Chicaco, May 3 Secretary Boutwell arrived
here yesterday and went to Elgin to visli the
! watch factory. A considerable party were in
. i . . t nVn.nw .vnM " . , -nr. II
ine eicuioiun, umuug bucui vjcuciai nailer,
Mr. and Mrs. Sinclair, of the N. Y. Tribune,
and Mrs. Albert D. Richardson;
The Coroner's jury summoned to Investigate
The Sharon Tyndule Tragedy ,
after three days' session at Springfield, hag
ended its labors without discovering the author
of the crime. Barnard, who was arrested on
suspicion at Quiacy, has been discharged.
The Scandland Murder.
Percy A. Leonard, who killed Dr. Scandland,
and who was reltased from custody on Monday,
will leave at once for California, accompanied
by his wife. It is not probable that he will re
turn to his forner position in the post office
Cincinnati, Ohio, May 3 J. G. Stillwell,
President of the First National Bank of Ander
son, Ind., died suddenly on Monday night from
FROM THE SO UTJT.
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Exclwively to The Hveninj Telegroph.
Attempted Suicide of a Louisiana State
New Orleans, May 3. The Evening Pica
yune of yesterday says Stale Senator Jenks at
tempted suicide by shooting himself in the head
with a Derringer. Jenks has been State Tax Col
lector of one of the parishes, and Is a defaulter
to the State to the amount of f 14,000 or 115.000.
An affidavit is pending against him for embez
zlement. At last accouuts the wounded man
was lying in a critical state, and his recovery
A Convicted Murderer Starving Himself.
Martin Worms, one of the three men ordered
to be haeged on the 13th of May, i a riving
maniac. He has tasted neither food nor water
FROM XEW EXGLAMD.
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Exclusively to 37x Kvening Tetwrapk.
City Charter Applied for.
Boston, May 3. The people of Gloucester are
about to apply to the Legislature for a city
The cities of Cambridge, Salem, and New
Bedford yesterday voted to prohibit the sale of
beer, and Lynn, Lawrence, and Worcester to
Chicago Flour aud Wheat Market.
Special Despatch to Th Eiening Te'grpK
Chicago, May S S A. M Wneatdull ; No. 8
sells at tlUSV. cash; ll-7vmv, lant ball Mm;
and ll Vb'iAlVi seller June, torn inn at b5i&
uc., nutr stay ; aua do.'.(&oc., .encr j une.
Flonr, bbls. 4,ooo S.ooo Oats, bus.... H,tKS bi.ovo
Wheat, bus. lft.oou 40,000 Kye, bus ,ooo
Corn, bus.. liu.oou 3ce,uoo Barley, bus.. 2,ow g.voo
FROM JVEW YORK.
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Exclusively to The Evening Telttiraph.
The Trial of Foster.
New York, May 3. The trial of Foster, the
Putnam murderer, will begin before Judge Car
doso on Monday next. The counsel for the
defense, to whom Foster's father has already
advanced $5000, will nndeitake to prove an
It is reported that Mr. John Graham, refused
to take the case, and, that ex-Judge Porter, of
the Court of Appeals, and William A. Beach, of
Troy, will be the leading counsel for the
President Grant has commuted the death sen
tence of Charles Perdue, the alleged incendiary
of the New Bedford ship Robert Edwards, to
twelve years' imprisonment in the Albany Peni
tentiary. A letter announcing the deoi.lon was
received by the District Attorney yesterday.
The Striking Quarrymea
were raiding through Harlem, and Yorkville
nearly all day yesterday, breaking up work and
driving off the laborers wherever they dared to
Interfere. A large force of police, however,
prevented any fighting of importance, and the
contractors having last night paid off all the
men engaged in the strike, it is believed that the
difficulty has practically ended. Two of the
leading contractors yesterday sent a petition to
William M. Tweed requesting him to issue orders
to the employes on the public works not to in
terfere with their laborers.
Surrogate Hntchings yesterday decided that
the counsel for the contestants in the
Jo me. II. Taylor Will Caeo
were not entitled to costs and allowances out of
A letter from the scene of the great
Break In the Erie Canal,
near Pltt6ford, N. Y., says it will require the
labor of a thousand men and a hundred pair of
horses for a month to repair the damages so
that navigation may be resumed, and that, in
cluding the loss from the detention of merchan
dise, the damage will reach 41,000,000.
Off for Europe.
General Spinner, Barney Williams, and Wm.
J. Florence, with their wives, and Olive Logan,
sail on the Scotia for Liverpool to-day.
The motion for an attachment against
Jay Gould for Contempt
on Judge Blatchford's order dlrectiig the pro
duction of the books of tbe Erie Railroad Com
pany was argued yesterday. Mr. Gould's coun
sel submitted a long affidavit, declaring that he
had done nothing in disrespect to the authority
of the court, and bad no desire, nor had the
officers of the company, to deprive Heath aid
Raphael of any stock to which they were law
fully entitled, and that the recent issue of
thirty thousand shares of new stock was made
to meet the necessities of tbe company.
William A. Beach appeared for the Erie, and
supported Mr. Gould's affidavit by a protracted
argument, to which William M. Kvarts replied,
declining the invitation to adjourn the court to
the Grand Opera House, for the purpose of an
examination of the Erie books, and denying the
pbwer of a judge so to do. Judge Blatchford
took the papers and reserved his decision.
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Wreck of a Steamer Belonging to the Read
ing Ilallroau company.
Washington, May 3 The iron steamship
nercules, Captain Doughty, belonging to the
Reading Railroad Company, left the wharf of
the Consolidated Coal Company, at Georgetown,
D. C, yesterday, with 1037 tons of 1 Cumberland
coal for Philadelphia, and was towed down the
river as far as Waters' wharf, lrhere she sprung
aleak and sunk In fifteen feet water. She Is
nearly new, and has been recently thoroughly
repaired. She was bnilt four years ago at
Chester, Pa., aid cost 1 110,100. Her stern is
completely under water. Efforts are being made
to-day to pump her out.
Government Weather Report.
War Department, Office or the chief Signal
Officer, Washin6ton, Msy 3 1030 A. M. Synop
sis for ihe past twenty-four hours: The area of
low pressure which was indicated Tnesday morn
ing as probably existing west of the Mississippi Has
developed into a slight distnrbtnee, wblch la new
central In Illinois and Indiana. Increasing north
east winds, with threatening and raluy weather,
, continue to prevail on Ontario aad Hieatgan.
Htavy rain has fallen on a small portlen of tbe Gulf
Coast. Partially cloudy and clearing weatner pre
vails at present freu Florida to Loaislaaa, and pro
bably from Arkansas to lows. This moralng's
reports from Omaha and the West are not yet re
ceived. Daring Tuesday the barometer r.U, with
rapid Increase of temperature on the Pacifle Coast.
Threatening and elondy weather prevails in the
EuBtei n States.
ITobabilities. It is probable that the cloudy
weather will continue over the Eastern States and
lower lakes, wlttt brisk nortseasierly winds oa Lake
Erie. Clearlng-ap weather, with fresh westerly
rinds, will probably be experienced from the upper
lakes southward to the Gulf ; threatening weather,
with occasional light rains, from the Ohio valley to
the Middle Atlantic.
FINANCE AND COMMERCE.
Evening TcxitaitAPH Orm,i
W.dnnkd.7. Mui 3. ll7L (
The Philadelphia money market continues
exceedingly easy, and the rates asked both for
call and lime loans indicate the geueral feeling
in regard to tne luture ease in ruoueiary annus
There is an active demand for good commercial
paper, witn very mtie ottering, lue tMUke taking
all oftcred by their customers, aad nccasioually
outside offerings are placed when considered
satisfactory. We quote on call at 5:0 per
cent., and first-class mercantile paper at 6;i7
i, oia is guu ana weaK, ine range Deing irom
llltollla ciosiug at the latter.
In Government bonds tbe market is quiet but
steady at about yesterday s prices.
Stocks were moderately active, ane price,
were nenerally steady. Sales of City 6 ' 1"3
for the new bond, and auto war do. at l'i3
Lehigh Gold Loan sold at Wtf for the 1000s,
aud at yi for the small bond.
Readinir Railroad sold at 55-s55 60. Penn
sylvania was quiet, with saiall .ales at
lis, ex-div. ana ex-priv. Mtins oi uamaeti sua
Amhoy at VHivYiV4 Oil Creek and Alleghany
at ViU& b- - nd KytB-fn Central at
In Canal shares there was more doing. Small
sales of Schuylkill preferred at 18. Lehigh sold
freely at 84X'(ft 34 W.
In tbe balauee of the list the only noticeable
sales were the Amerieau Buttonhole Company
at 19, and Feeder Dam Coal at 'SI. 24 was
bid for Thirteenth and Fifteenth Streets Rail
road, SO for Spruce and Pine, and 2U for
PHILADELPHIA BTOCBZ KCHANQB SALES,
Reported by De Haven Bra, No. 40 S. Third street;
rzeoocity fta, New.iee
f fe N Penna 6m. . . My
ilflM Fa R ren m bs M
fta 8ch N Ce. 88. 71 v
fftooLeh Celd L... tl
Meo do. hv
64 do ite
84 de lWlf
40 ah Fenna K.... e
140 do s
U eh Lit Sen KR.. 40
B sh N I'.naa R.. 41
M.hLh VR..M. Ciy
1W do bSO.
1 do y
19 o e
lMshOC AK.bCQ 53 i
1ST do ttsf
100 do bSO. 6,1 K
6 sh N Cent 43 v
(ft sh Cea Trans. .. 41
Msh SchNavPf.. 18
toesaLeh N.. b30. S4'
300 do bSO. 84
300 do U
M0 si Beading R...M M
do... .b M M
MBB8RA. William fainteb Co.. Ns. 88 8. Thtrd
Street, report the following quotations: U. 8. Ssol
1681. 117m ; B-SOs of '183, IUmHUX; do. 184,
innn: do. iboo, liming; do., jniy, isbo!
113t4ail8if:do., July, 18T, 113vll8s do. July!
1868, U8V118.'a", 10-4W, 10944109. TJ. 8. raclfio
K. R. Currency e, nBHU6S. Gold, lUllUf.
Mbsshh. DB Haven fc usotsis, No. o . Third
Btroet,PhUadeiphla, report the following quotations:
U. 8. a Of 1SS1, U4mf ; do. 18B3, 110T111 :
do. 1864, 110111; do. 1868, nOJ(lll X ; do, 166B,
new.mpm.y ; 'do. 1S6T, do. 113(4113; do. 1869,
da U)im'i kmi 109109V. 0. 8. 80 Teai
per cent. Oorrenoy, 116N118X! Hold, lll
Hi if t Silver, 106X109: Cnion Paclflo Railroad
1st MorU Bonds, 89)$490; Central PaclOo Rail
road, l eoitfe ioox ; Union Paclflo Land Grant Bonds.
abb st xjadnbr. Brokers, report this morning
gold quotations as follows: 8
jo oo A. M litx
10-88 A. M HI V
..111 13 13
Philadelphia Trade Report.
Wedpnesdat, kay 8. Bark Is offered at 139 per
ton for No. 1 Quercitron, withoat finding buyers.
Seeds Clevereeed is dull and noaiinal at TXA
8Xc per lb. Flaxseed sells in lots to the trusters
The Flour market is exceedingly flat, -and prices
are weak. The demand is United and confined to
the Immediate wants of the home consumers, whose
purchases foot up 70t barrels, Including superfine
at 5 265-6; extras at $5-75d6; Wisconsin extra
family at l-757; Minnesota de. do. at S7tf)7'25;
Pennsylvania do. do. at 3KaS'73; Indiana and
Ohio do. do. at I74J7 60 ; and fancy brands at $7-75
9, as In quality. Rye Flour may be quoted at S5-&8
fe5-C2X- In Corn Meal nothing doing.
The Wheat market la inactive and weak. Sales
of 600 bushels Ohio red at $1-64 1-67, and amber at
fl-0l-4S Rye Is I rot. 800 bushels Southern
sold, to arrive, at 11-18. Corn is strong at the ad
vance recorded yesterday, "al.s of yellow at 77c,
and Western mixed at Trido. Oats are un
changed. 8000 bushels Pennsylvania and Western
sold at 4J(5o.
In BaMey and Halt nothlpg doing.
Whisky is scares and Arm at 93c. for Western Iron
LATEST 81HPPINB INTELLIGEyCET
PCKT OF PHILADELPHIA..... ; mat 8
STATE or thermometer at the evening tbliqraph
8 A. M 62 1 11 A.M.. 63 8 P. M. 76
Run Rires 4-87 Moon Sets 4-23
St'N Sets 6 8ft Hiuh Water o-ll
Liverpool, May 8. Arrived, ships Alexander Mar
shall, from New York; James Jar ine aud Thomas
Dautiam, treat Savannah; barks Muova Ranalino.
from New Orlnans; Crimea and Blair Athol, Irom
Galveston; and brig Slineda, from Savannah.
IvOM'on, May s. Tne steamship Italy, from
New York, touched at Qneenstown this morulnr.
Steamship Iowa, from New fork, arrived In tbe
Steamship Australia, from New York, touched at'
Mo v tile to-day.
Fortress Monroe, Va., Way 8. The pilet-boat
Coquette report passed in lor Baltimore, brljr8
Vuttn ef tbe Fleet and Prestissimo, from Rle;
Samuel Muir, from JSarbadocg; and Sealeika, front
Arrived, ship Lincoln, from Callao for orders; lost
mizzeumast In gale, April 81. Brig Essy, from Per
namnuce for order.; reports a ship aud brig ashoro
on Wimble Sboai, north of Hatter.s; brig filled with
water to ber decks; .hip was listed to tbe eastward,
and had a line from her mainmast to the beach.
CLEARED THIS MORNING.
Steamer Jame. 8. ttreen, Carr, JUehmoad aad Nor-
folk, W. P. Clyde k Co.
Bt'r Bristol, Wallace, New York, W. P. Clyde A Co.
Nor. bark Eln..r, Jorgensea, Cork for orders, L.
Westergaard & Co.
Brig Rejal Sovereign, Ogllvle, Cardenas, 'Work
man & Co.
Ship Marcla Ureeaieat, siivea, from Liverpool
March so, with wdse. te Penrose, Mauey fc Co.
Ship W. J. Hatfield, Page, 73 dai. ir.m Liverpool
via bt. Thomas, with mLse. te Penrose, Masse?
ARRIVED THIS MORNING.
Nor. ship Argonaat, Hood, from Liverpool via
Oueenstown, 44 days, Willi adse. to Peter Wright k.
Steamer W. Whllldln, Rirgans, 13 aonra from Bal.
Wore, with vdse. and passengers to A. Qreves, Jr.
bteamer B. N. f airchiid, Trout, 84 hours from New
York, with nadse. to W. M. Batrd t Co.
Steamer A. C. Stivers, Davis, 4 hours from New
York, with iJse. te W. P. Clyde A Co.
bteamer Majnower, Full., 84 hours front Kew
York, with stdse. to V. P. Urd. A Co.
Br. bark Frank Lovett, Smith, 84 days front Ham
b.rr, with petreieaiu barrels to order.
Bug John Freeman, JJ.ker, 7 day from Cardenas,
With melaases to 15. ki. Uewell, Son A Co.
Brig Minnie Miller, Anderson, S days from Car
denas, wim molasses to Ueyl, Gibbons k Co vessel
to Warren fc ttregg.
Brig Nellie Mewe, Merryman, 11 dvs from Are
elbo, P. H., with super te John Mason k Co.
Schr General Conner, Couseus, 1. days front Pert
Spain, Trluld.d, with sugar to Johu Mason Co.
vessel to Kntg bt fc Sons.
Schr hart.r Oak, Poole, 10 days from Bucksvllle,
8. C, with lumber to T. P. Galvln k Co.
Schr Bertha Souder, Wvoster. 10 iays from Caw
barleu, with niobuse. t 8. k W. Welsh vessel to
Souder fc Adatns.
Schr Wind-vard. Ellis, 10 days from Cardenas,
with niela.seri to . C. Anight A Co. vessel to Sou
der A Adams.
Schr Remittance, Williams, from Rappahannock,
With ties to West Jr6ey Kailroad Co.
Schr A. K. Ciaaraur, ram tier, fro a Norfolk, with
ties to Omdeu and Amboy Railroad.
Schr 11. V. Bialnard, Anderson, from Portland,
Schr Charles E Raymond, Eelley, from Boston,
wit h ice.
lif- Schr J. W. Fish, from Pensacola, is coimlgned
to Patterson fc Lipplucjit.
Steamer HercuUs, Uiiii-i', urouuded on the rocks
while Jjlug at tse water-wharr, Ueorgetewn, D. C,
uKU-ruay ; bad a hole puueaed in- her bottom, and
BULk; at low water there la 19 fuel water on the
outer slte of tin- uNlp and 16 feet inside, and ber
arck Is about half covered.
Steanjer Itattieauake, Winnett, sailed fm Bridge
port 10 A. M. to da. for G-iorgrtovrn, D. C.
Stfanier Wyoiulug, Teal, hence, arrived at Sa
vannah at 6 o'eloek mis morning.
CorreufXindencs ef The Lvening TelenravK
liSTuN & MeMAUON'S Bl'LLKTTN.
Nbw Yoke Okhck, May 8. 6 barges leave fu
tow tc-ntght, for Baltimore, light:
r. II. Carver, with salt, i.r Phlladulphla.
Bartiwohj: liKAhcn Orrica, Mv a. The fol.
lowti.g barges lev in tow ic-uipht, eastward:
A. Allison, N. Aithouse, !. A. Noble, Tnorua. Ma
loner, 11. tthaitutk, V. King. M. Bartie.tt, James
I pmii, Jani. Frz.'e, Llberaiwr, R- U. fo Well, and
H. Hortoa, all with coal, for New York.
J. Trae.ev. with cai, fur PhllllWta.
Philabelpbia Bbakcb fkk'b. May 8. The J.
H. planned, with coal, for Ntw Yerk. L. S. C.
Special Despatch to The KvtninQ Telegraph.
iUvH-iK-UKAcit, May a.'-The following boats
lfhe in low to-dav :
Martha Jne aud U. M. Forsman, with lumber to
Tujlor fc- Bet is.
John and Sallle, with lumber to D. . Trainer
Judpe Tandls, Monarch, and C. H. Gage, with
tc.l, for New York.
J. M. Clinton, with lime, for Chesapeake City.
Frtematun, with lumber, rtr Wliiniiigtou, 1M.
1 new boat, for Schuylkill Navlgailvu te. J. U.