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VOL. XV. NO. 105.
PHILADELPHIA, THURSDAY, MAY 4, 1871.
DOUBLE SHEET THREE CENTS.
THE POPE AND DR.' DQLUNGER.
Horrible Poisoning Case
The Bonnet Carre Crevasse.
Sutler and Brick Fomeroyt
Etc., Etc., Etc.. Etc., Etc., Etc.
DR. DOLLLNGEB AND THE TOPE.
More Protests Against Infallibility.
The Independence Beige publishes an address
to Dr. Dollinger from the Professors of the
Roman University, which occupies more than a
column, in which the Professors avow their un
qualified acceptance of Dr. Dolllnger's views,
and protest against the inference that Italian
Catholics agee with the Roman flurla. They
believe in the reconcilability of modern science
with Christianity, and insist on the necessity of
a reformation of the Romish Church, which for
three centuries they say has been identified with
the Jesuits. The address concludes:
For these reasons we welcome your voice
with hope, and pray for your just cause, which
is also ours, and that of all Christian civilization.
And we say this to you publicly, in order that
in the future, in your free and equitable judg.
ment, you may separate the responsibility of
our people from that of the Italian episcopate.
The episcopacy which dwells in our land is of
no country, and has nothing in common with
the Italian people. The Syllabus, Infallibility,
Papal antecracy all those negations of Divine
and human reason compose a system which
has no connection with the Italian character,
with Italian theught. Our Roman, that is to
eay Italian, race abhors as much as the Germanic
race that evil system of the bondage of the un
derstanding. Italian morality is no louder that
of the sixteenth century, and we know to-day
that for the sacred cause of reform the
German and Italian people will fight and con
The German Correspondent states that Pro
fessor Fried rich has replied to the Theological
Faculty of Munich in the Vienna 2'resse. He
declares tbat he cannot accept the dogma of the
infallibility of the Pope, as by doing so he should
violate both his ecclesiastical vow and the oath
he had sworn to respect the constitution. Every
Catholic, he acknowledges, Is bouud to accept
the decision of a General Conncil, but he denies
that the sitting of the 18th of last July bore the
character of (ecumenicity, and considers the
mode of voting per majora then employed
illegal. The subsequent submission of the
bishops did not suffice to render the decision
binding, as the invalid acts of one council can
only be remedied by summoning another. Pro
fessor Friediicu concludes with the following
An Archbishop emphatically said to me shortly
before his departure from Rome, ' I cannot con
ceive how a sensible man can still talk about
the personal infallibility of the Pope." Per
sonal infallibility" then had exactly the same
meaning that "official infallibility" now bears,
for I was the first to inform the minority of the
new coup, and after I had been conversing with
the above-mentioned Archbishop on the new
turn things had takea, he let fall the words I
have quoted. I now place the matter in your
hands. Should your Excellency feel compelled
to decide against me, I shall still hope that God
will be merciful to me.
Dr. Dollinger and the Austrian Catholics.
From the Yienna Cor. of hatter n Budget, April 15.
The Municipal Council of Vienna eas given a
powerful impulse to the religious movement
which has taken place among the liberal Catho
lics of Austria Inconsequence of Dr. Dollinger's
famous declaration against Papal Infallibility.
One of the members of the radical party, which
under other circumstances is generally in a
email minority in the Conncil, proposed a reso
lution "that an address should be forwarded to
Dr. Dolllnger, expressing gratitude for, and
sympathy with, his spirited and manly conduct,"
and this resolution was carried almost nnaul
mouily, together with another for addressing a
petition to the Government urging that the rela
tions between Church and State should
be legally regulated, and steps taken
for preventing ecclesiastical abuses.
There was so general a concurrence of opinion
in favor of both these resolutions in the council
that they would probably have been passed
without discussion if a Roman Catholic priest,
the Abbe Gaucher, who is a member of the
council, had not opposed them in a long speech.
The Abbe asserted that the municipal council
had no right to pronounce an opinion on a mat
ter of dogma, aud appealed to the fairness of
the Protestant and Jewish members of the
council. The latter, however, replied that the
doctrine of Infallibility was not a question of
derma but oi common sense; the Austrian
bie hops had voted against it, and although they
(the Protestant aud Jewish members) were not
Interested in the matter themselves, they repre
sented numbers oi Catholics who were, ana
therefore considered it their duty to give
an opinion on the subject, (similar man l
festatiecs have taken place in other parts
of Austria, and the movement is dally
growing stronger and more extensive. It has
also spread to we cierev, ana one ot them, a
young priest named Patersanl, has already
alreadv fallen a victim to bis liberalism. A
short time before the publication of Dr. Dol
linger's letter I'atersanl preached a sermon in
one of the principal churches of the capital,
stronrlv advocating toleration lor an other ret
gions: and Archbishop Rauscher coaaequeotlr
fcUM'ecded him as a preacher, though he still
left him the right of reading zun. Patersanl
was so much encouraged. ho wr, by Dr. Dol
linker's declaration that be puulibhed an appeal
to the public asking for signatures to an address
of coDirratulation o the eminent theologian.
The Consistory, upon this, pased a sentence of
deprivation upou him, excluding mm trom tne
performance of all priestly functions; and this
measure appears to have produced the intended
tlleet, for I'atersanl has withdrawn ms appeal
JsTRTCIlXIKE AND WHISKY.
A Man PoWoned Mke a Dg The Vying
Alau i'ulnt. uul ins niuru.rsr.
Vrom the Milwaukee Sentinel, May I.
The attentiou ot the authorities was yesterday
called to a Horrible murder committed near the
A man named Hilars had almost completed a
large, two-story imme building, designed tor a
saloon and residence. In the cellar of this
building a neighbor named Louis Ulrich had in
the morning commenced work. He bad been
enraged for an iiour or more when
neighbor varaed Duepke heard loud and arotlz
iii cries. Hurrying to the spot, he found them
to proceed from Ulricn, wnoae head aad shoul
ders uroieeted from tbe base ef the building.
Tbe man ai'Peared in great pain: his eves
were bnlgiDg from tbeir sockets, and hU mouth
and nofctril were foaming. "For God's sake
help uie out," 6aid the sufleilug man. '-He has'
poisoned me," pointing to a mau named Schru;
der, a boarder fa his family, iij the time that
Duepke had extricated Ulrich, Mr. Flolslnger.
keeper of a store on Clinton street,drove up.and
poke to the dying man, who, in disconnected
sentences, informed him that a few minutes
before Schroeder had visited him and tendered
him a drink ot whisky, into which he had poured
a white I powder, remarking as he did so "that
it would do him good." He aad no sooner taken
the liquor than ho experienced great pain, and
knew that ho was poisoned.
Mrs. Ulrich noticing a crowd gathering
around the building hurried over, ana learning
the cause, picked up a stick and struck Schrce
der, at tbe same time accusing him of murder
ing her husband. The accused defended him
self and replied that he was no more to blame
than she was. At this point the men interfered
and stepped the controversy.
Ulrich died in ten minutes after giving the
alarm. The police succeeded in securing the
bottle from which the victim took the fatal
draught, in which enough of the liquor remains
Ihe prisoner, Schroder. Is anvthlner bnt a
Mnnlatwo man on1 nrt-t tin KaU .t, ..J 4 U .
uiunv ujmu. suu w uiiu uciug ncmtJUCUL sii turj
station, offered to drink the liquor which re
mained in tbe bottle from which Ulrich drank,
to show tbat it was not poisonous. He answered
every question respectfully, adding nothing in
his defense. On his offer to drink the liauor
the police deemed it advisable to examine the
butter at Ulrlch's house, having learned the
family had, shortly before his death, sent over
two pieces ot oreaa ana cutter.
The people living in the neighborhood of the
Ulrich family were greatly excited on learning
of the sad affair, and threat of lynching Schroe
der were indulged in, but on sober second
thought, the law was allowed to take its course
in the establishment of the guilt or innocence
of the accused.
THE GREAT CREYASSE.
The Destruction at Bonnet Carre How
the Crevasse Occurred and How It Looks.
The N. O. Times of the 30th nit. has the fol
The subject of the Uonnet Carre crevasse is
now almost a household word. Yet after all the
very lucid and lengthy information upon the
uojeci, au irue cuocepuon can oe lormea oi
the nature of the calamity and the appearance
of tbe locality. Feeling a desire to view in
propria persona what wo had heard so much
anout, we leit oy tne steamer w lid wagoner on
Thursday, bound, with quite a party of excur
sionists, for the great break.
when within about live miles of the crevasse
we came upon what was apparently a valuable
plantation, but now covered by water to the
depth of ten feet: sugar-house, negro quarters,
dwelling-house,, all standing in the midst of the
wild water, presented a desolate picture sadden
ing to behold. As we advanced, the wilderness
of waters seemed to spread, until, rounding
bend in. the river, the mighty rush and roar were
before us in all their grandeur.
ihe levee at Uonnet Carre is very high
perhaps twelve feet or more and extends for
several miles up and down at the same altitude.
Standing on the broken edge of the levee, one
can gaze down upon the huge volume of water
as it rushes inreugn a gap twelve hundred feet
wide, foaming and seething, while its angry roar
impresses a sense of fear upon the listener.
Very near the break is a small collection of
houses, back of them plantations, and still
farther removed long lines of forests; over and
through all tbe flood pours with a resistless
force,ru6hing up and down the country as fierce
ly as if in search of something upon which
to satisfy its vengeance. From the village
all light and me nave fled, and the deserted
bouses, with their open doors, told too truly the
painful story. We were informed by Mr.
Hatch, Assistant State Engineer, that the cur
rent oi tbe water rushing through the break is
fully eight miles an hour, and that on Thursday
about fifty additional feet of the levee had been
washed off, although the day previous about two
hundred feet gave way. It needs no second
view to condince the beholder that no mortal
power can arrest the flow of the water but
there is employed a large force of laborers, who
are engaged in constructing bulkheads, the pur
pose of which is to prevent further damage to
the levee. The unfortunate cooper, to whom is
attributed tbe direful mishap, has evidently
taken unto himself wings; his aforetime cooper
shop is now made to do duty as a hotel for the
sons of toll engaged upon the works.
We were informed by a gentleman residing
near the flooded section, that when the unfor
tunate cooper discovered the water in the river
rising to the level of his roadway in the gap
through the levee, he placed a board across it
to bar old Miche 8epe out. When the board
was no longer useful, and the water continued
to rise, several of the inhabitants hit upon the
happy expedient -of barricading the crevasse
with an old flatboat, but they disputed about
the manner of placing It; while thus engaged.
tbe object ot their solicitude was captured by
the rising element, ana swept through tne break:
like the blinded lightning; what was done after
tbat was just what had been dose, aad the result
is what we know. Had the maker of barrels
but remembered the little story about the acorns
and oaks, tbe citizens of Bonnet Carre might
still be in the possession of their once happy
BRICK POMEROY YS. B. F. BUTLER.
Questions of Veracity and Legal Practice
Jo the Editor o the. Tribune Sir: The fol
lowing letter, purporting to havo been written
by B. t. sutler, appeared in tne lieraia this
(The letter in qaestion was republished in
Tub Tilegraph yesterday.)
Permit this statement of facts in reply:
Mrs. Pomeroy never applied to B. F. Butler
as above stated; never retained him as counsel
for any suit: never asked his advice in any mat
ter. On learning that the writer of this and tbe
lady in question had lived apart since 1301, he
wiote to her oflerieg bis services to act as coun
sel in any matters she would retain him for. To
this letter from him no attention was paid, the
more as there was no necessity for his aid or
counsel, as there is no troth in the statement
that tbe persons were in distress or need.
After livinr apart since 1861, agreeing to dis
agree, last year, at the suggestion of a friend of
Mrs. Pomeroy, a separation was agreed upon
a settlement of $20,000 made for her benefit and
without litigation ether than application in pro
per msnner, a decree of absolute separation was
granted by tbe court each party retaining tbe
lull retpett of their lrieads, without tne aid.
lnlueace, or assistance of B. F. Sutler or any
other meddler in tbe affairs ot a most estimable
lady, who neither needs nor asks the friendship
of such a person, or financial assistance from
Respectfully yours, M. M. Pombroy.
New York, Maya, 1871. .
The cost of the recent "carnival" in Wash
ictrtcn was t25.000.
A consolation for the ladies This world
abounds in bim-perfections.
Brighsm Young has burled twenty-seven
mothers-in-law in five years.
Tea culture Is fast becoming a feature of
importance in the Southern aud v estern States
A barber, who was sued by a young man
for cuttipg off his moustache, put in the plea
that be didn't see It.
A vountr ladv In Louisville proved the use
of her chignon when she fell four stories aud
didn't mash her head.
A witness in a slander suit In Indiana proved
bis character by producing an honorable dis
charge from the penitentiary.
The British Commissioners have paid over
f 100,000 In gold since they first met in Y aching
ton for cable telegraphing.
Only one Ver.ailllet was wounded in a re
cent attack near Paris, whereupon a joker re
marks that he must have been a Unl- entalllist.
LATEST FROM FRANCE.
The Versailiists and the Siege.
The Communists Tailing Back
Desperate Fighting Yesterday.
Government Troops Successful.
Cluseretto be Court-martialed
The Darlen Canal Survey.
The Erie Canal Break.
BT ASSOCIATED FBESS.
Exclusively to The Evening Telegraph.
An Advance Movement Stopped.
London, May 4. The Times' special from
Versailles says, on Tuesday night three divi
sions of the army of the Assembly, under the
immediate command of MacMahon, advanced
towards the vicinity of Paris through Bols de
Boulogne. An entire corps was ordered to fol
low. Owing to circumstances imprudent to
explain, the movement was not consummated.
Versailles, May 4. The approaches of the
Versailles army to Fort dTssy are being rapidly
completed, and it is now regarded
Impossible for tlie Communists to Escape.
Cannonading and musketry fire continue, and
several engagements of an unimportant nature
have occurred. As a result of these affairs sixty
prisoners have been brought in from the front.
Favre has Gone to Brussels
to participate in the peace negotiations.
London, May 4. A complimentary dinner
was given last evening to
by the Thames Yacht Club.
The Times, editorially, says:
"TheDt-clfcton of the United States Supreme
in favor of the constitutionality of the legal
tender act is both
Unjust and Violent,
and will prove a misfortune to the country."
London, May 4. It is positively 6tated that
M. Thiers refuses to enter into a commercial
treaty with Germany, and
Bismarck ha Protested
against the unjust discrimination made by
France against German commerce.
It i reported the Commune has requested
those of the
still in Paris to leave the city.
Paris, Wednesday night, May 3.
Fort d'lssy has been Reoccupled
by the Communists. Torpedoes are placed near
the southern forts. On a trial of them five
horses were blown into the air. Culrasscd batte
ries will be placed at the menaced points of the
rampart. Balls for the purpose will be laid in
forbids all communications with the enemy. No
flag of truce will be attended to, and the firing
will go on as usual.
Tbe inhabitants of Avenue Deylau have re
ceived notice to leave the arrondlssements
within twenty-four hoars. The concierges are
ordered to make a return of all persons occupying
apartments. The Versailles army is investing
A Decisive Action is Imminent.
A balloon, with letters, left the Hotel de Villa
It is reported that
General Cluseret will be Tried
for complicity with the Prussians. General
Dombrowski will be a member of the court
martial. Seals have been placed on the offices of the
several notaries public by order of the Com
The Removal of Cluseret.
A special correspondent in Paris telegraphs
that duseret's removal has produced good re
sults among the Nationals. General Rossel, his
successor, personally superintends the work of
the generals under his command.
not only held their ground the last, three days,
but gained considerable advantages. Yesterday,
before Fort dTssy,
Two Regiments of the Line
suddenly turned their fire upon the gendarmes
behind thee, and then deserted to the Com
munists, protected by their fire.
This Morning's tiuotatlons.
Liverpool. May 410-30 A. M Cotton firmer:
uplands, 7d. ; Orleans, 7d. The sales to-day are
estimated at fullj 10,uuo bales.
London, May 4 11 S0 A. M. Consols 93 for
money and account. American si-cunufg uncnttuired.
I!. t. bonds or lbCi, tWi ; of 1865, Old, 80 ; of li,07,
MX ; 10-408, S9f.
This Afternoon's (Quotations.
London, May 4-1 30 P. M Consols 93 tor both
Binnev and accounr.
Uvhpooi May 41-80 P. M. Cotton (unofU
clul) market active. Sale ib.ooO bales.
FROM THK ST.l TE.
IBY A8SOCIATBD PKKSS.
Eecluku tly to The fh'enitu, Telegraph.
Work Returned In the Coal Region.
"WiLKEsBAKKB. May 4. Tbe Wilkesbarre Coal
and Iron Company's men resumed work this
morning, except Breaker No. 5, which is not in
Nv York Money and Stock Market.
Naw Yoai. May 4. Blocks havy. Money easy at
B per cent, uoiu sieanv ai ui"nn',. e-soa, loan,
coupon. 111 : do. 1964, lioji ; do. 1M6. m : do. wao.
ne,U3S; do. lsei, iibv; do. bss, in: ie-4is,
lutX; Virginia 6a, new, 71; Missouri SaBSV; Cau-
ton Co., 64; Comt-riand prelerred, 8o; N. Y. C en
tral and Hudson Kiver, tb7, ; trie, wt,-; Heading,
111)4; Adams Express, Michigan OtairaL
1WJ; Mlctittran Southern, 108.V: Illinois Central,
1S4; Cleveland and Pittsburg,
144; Chicago and
and Furl Wayne,
9X ; Western t'ulon IV.ejrrspn, 6,-.
FROM MEW YORK.
BT ASSOCIATED rltlSfl.l
Exclueivtlp to The Evening Telrtrraph.
Manufacture of Har Iron.
Nbw Tori, May 4 The bar iron manufac
turers of the Atlantic States will meet in this
city on the 9th inst. to effect a permanent
organization and establish a uniform scale of
prices throughout the United States for extra
sizes of iron above bar prices.
The officers of the
Third Army Corps
hold their annual reunion at the Astor House in
this city on Friday.
The Bishop Klngsley Monument.
Oliver Hoyt, of this city, accepts the treasu-
rershlp of the fund which tbe Methodists of
this country are raising for the erection of a
monument to Bishop Elngsley at Beirut, Syria
James Wilson, a prominent lawyer of Trenton,
has been appointed Chief Supervisor of Fede
ral elections in New Jersey.
No attempt was made yesterday to arrest Jay
Gould in execution of Judge Blatchford's order,
but his voluntary surrender is expected this
Gould, yesterday, was not found at the Erie
Great Fire In Brooklyn.
James H. Prentice's hat factory, in Brooklyn,
was burned down last night, insured tor
The New I nltarlan College.
Rev. Dr. Bellows stated yesterday at the
quarterly meeting of the Unitarian Conference
in this city that he had received a number of
letters in reference to the new theological semi
nary to be established by the denomination at
Chicago, and thought there would be no diffi
culty in raising the $100,000 necessary to carry
out the plan.
Changes In the Custom House.
The World says all the Fenton men in all de
partments of the Custom House will be removed
before June 1.
Fire In Bcckman Street.
New York, May 4. A fire at No. 31 Beek-
man street this morning damaged Willis &
Smith, printers and lithographers, to the amount
of $10,000; Pernald & Gage, dealers in hardware,
$5000; Charles Spauldlng, paper dealer, $3000.
The building was damaged to the extent of
$2500. Insurances not ascertained.
The Canal Break.
Rochester, May 4. Rain has fallen steadily
since yesterday norm. Work on the break in
the canal is nearly suspended, as the rain made
the roads bad for hauling earth. The prospects
now are that the break will not be repaired as
soon as expected. Canal Commissioners Fay,
Chapman, and Wright and Auditor Dayton are
here, intending to visit the break if the weather
FROM THE WEST.
BY ASSOCIATED PRESS.
Exeluhively to The Kvening Telegraph.
Chicago, May 4. The vote on the Board of
Arbitrament in Minnesota yesterday was very
light. The returns received show a majority
for the bill, but the probabilities are that the
plan of settling the old railway debt is defeated.
Extra Session of the Illinois Legislature.
Governor Palmer's proclamation convening
the Illinois Legislature in extra session has been
issued. It fixe; May 24 as the time, and in
cludes all subjects mention ad in the previous
despatch, except the river improvement bill.
It comprehends in addition the question of regu
lation of the general domain, and an investiga
tion into the deficiencies in the appropriations
for tbe Insane Heapltal and Soldiers' Orphans'
The Tyndale Mnrdcr.
Chicago, May 4. Milton Withers, who was
released from the Springfield Jail the day before
the murder of Mr. Tyndale, has been arrested at
Jacksonville, 111., on suspicion of having had
something to do with the crime. An additional
reward of $500 is offered by the c'tlzens for the
arrest and conviction of the murderer. The
total reward now offered is $8500.
Ex-Governor John Wood, of Qulncy, 111., has
just donated his mansion in that city, which
was built at a cost of over $50,000, together
with the furniture therein, and a whole block of
ground surrounding it, to the city of Quincy,
for the purposes of a female seminary, with the
express understanding that it is to be open to
all denominatloci. The total value of the pro
perty is half a million.
A Fire at Sioux City,
Iowa, destroyed Booger'e block, corner of
Fourth and Douglass streets. Loss $40,000 to
$50,000. Insurance unknown.
AVI f Murder.
Louisville, May 3 William White shot his
wife dead on Monday night in their house at
Upton's Station, Kentucky,
Delegates Appointed to the Centennial
Milwaukee, May 4 The Hon. David At
wood and E. D. Holton have been appointed as
commissioners to tbe Philadelphia centennial
The MeKcnzle Murder.
The verdict of tbe jury in the lnvest'gatlon of
the McKenzle murder case was that the de
ceased came to bis death from blows inflicted
by James Rowan.
fBV ASSOCIATED PRRSS
Exclusively to The Evening Telefruvh.
Government 'Weather Report.
War 1)kpahtmknt. Office op thb Chirk Signal
Officer. Washington, May 4-10-30 A. iL Synop
sis for the past tweuiy-four hours: The pressure
continues qoit low on the Paolllc coast, with threat
ening weatner. The barometer nan fallen at tne
Kooky Mountain stations, but has remained high In
MlnneHOta and the extreme Eastern states. The low
pressure, which was central In Illinois on Wednes
day morning, now extends from Indiana to Lake
Ontario, and has extended lUelf souiuwhat to the
sooth Into Georgia. The temperature remains low from
lowa 10 Maine, ana nan iauen sngutiv on tne uuir.
t'lourty weather has prevailed eaut of the Rocky
Mountains, but is now clearing up in Tex a ami
Minnesota. It has rained, or la now raininir. in all
this region, excepting on the iiumorliate houth At
lamlc coast and extreme southeast. Fresh and
brisk; northeaarerly winds have prevailed on the
lakes and Middle Atlantic Coast.
frobabiUtie No material c-hanjrfi tn the weather
is iudlcated for the remainder of Thursday. The
rain will probably extend along the bouth Atlantic
Chicago Flour and Wheat Market.
Special DeapaUk to The Evening Tele taph.
Chicago, May 4-9-18 A. M.
lUetiptt. S)iip,U. Rreint. Shin'll.
Flour, Mils. 6,6oo 8,000 Oats, bus..., i,ooo J.ooO
W heat.bus. ll.WoO 144, two Kye, bus 1,(KH) 10,000
uorn, bus.. tB.iKW jw.wti uuriey, bus., l.aoo l.eou
FROM THE1S1 HMDS.
f BT ASSOCIATED PRB88.1
Exclusively to The Evening Telegraph,
The Darlen Canal Survey.
Chipa aha, April 25, via Kingston, Jamaica.
The survey of the canal route from Cnplca Bay
to Atrato, via the Napipl river, is completed,
and the United States steamer Resaca has re
turned to this settlement to await the arrival of
the party from Berca Pay. Commander Self
ridge thinks his discovery a successful one for
the purpose intended. The distance from Cn
plca Bay to Atrato along the bends of the Na
pipl is sixty-nine and a half miles, but in a
straight line it is only twenty-seven miles from
Some of the party proceeded to Yegla village,
ten miles further up, for provisions. The Napipl
flows through a mountainous country. About
thirteen miles from its mouth it divides, and
obtains an additional supply of water from the
Doguado, a tributary. It is proposed to make
thirteen locks from Daguado, eighteen miles
from the Atrato; . to construct a tunnel through
the mountains, and descend to the Pacific by
nine locks. The survey occupied twenty-seven
days. No intelligence has been received from
the explorers up the Cue. It is certain that they
have met a party following the Paroniehcla river
The elevation in that direction is likely to ex
ceed that previously announced. Regarding the
ronte via the Tangua impracticable, the party
from the United States steamer Guard will re
turn as they came. Those on this side Intend
drawing aline from the head-waters of the Cue.
Great hardships were encountered by the party
all along that river, two-thirds of the men being
stricken down with fever, and over tweaty sea
men and macheteras are under medical treat
ment at Berca Paya. Only four men and one
officer are able to do anything. The entire
party return to the Resaca in a fortnight. It is
still hoped the route via Tueyra will be success
ful. M. THIERS.
Imbecility of the Versailles Government.
Paris Cor. April 20) London Times.
M. Thiers and his Government do not seem
to appreciate the greatness of the emergency.
Evidently they don't think "delays are dau
gerous." With sublime coolness they tell their
countrymen not to expect anything for some
days, beyond preparations and the arrival of
materiel, and this wbilo not a Frenchman be
tween the ages of 19 aud 45 can show his face in
the streets of Paris without being seized by
a preBB-gaug and forced to serve in the rebel
ranks. The people of Paris and its environs
are told to remain tranquil aud "confident,''
while their houses are being smashed to pieces
by shells, and loyal people are being blown to
pieces or disfigured for life. Yesterday I was
out atSuresues and Puteaux. The batteries on
the Trocadero were silent for the moment, but
no one in either village knew the moment when
a deadly fire would be opened upon his habita
tion. The day before, a lady who kept a school
was killed by a shell. Her two daughters were
in the room with her when the shell eutered;
one was so badly wounded that both her legs
have since been amputated. The other is fright
fully disfigured about the face.
With such a state of things it is no wonder
that loyalty is getting tired out; that the faith in
the oracular utterances ef M. Thiers is dally
becoming weaker; and that nearly every person
one meets shakes his head, and tells you he
doubts tbat there Is any great plau comlug, ex
cept It be that of endeavoring to starve Paris
into submission. I am told that the Chief of
the Executive holds out hopes of the rebellion
being stamped out in a week's time from the
present date, and there is trustworthy informa
tion from Paris that the defeat of the insur
gents in the Chateau de Becon affair, coming
directly after the unsuccessful elections oa
Sunday, has thrown a damper on the spirits
even of Cluseret and Dombrowski; but if
Marshal MacMahon does not follow up his
advantage it will soon be forgotten. It is
not at all improbable that the great plan ef
M. Thiers is to collect an army sutliclently large
to entirely surround Paris, then to pay the Prus
sians their dcmi-milliard, and having done so,
to lake possession of the forts on the northeast,
and starve out the Commune and Paris. If this
be the grand movement for which we are all
asked to wait in confidence, I shall not be sur
prised to find MM. Cluseret and Dombrowski
reigning in Paris for tbe next two months.
They are already taking measures to provision
the capital. The Assembly seems quite content
to remain in blissful ignorance of what is doing
at the seat of war; but there is a tide setting
in against both it and its chief which will
overwhelm them if they pursue much longer
their policy of masterly abstraction.
Partial Destruction of the Chicago Gas
Works Two Men Seriously Injured.
The Chicago Post of the 2d Instant says:
About 10 o'clock this morning a noise as of
the booming of a hundred cannon, and the
trembling of the earth as though an incipient
earthquake were endeavoring to struggle into
existence threw the inhabitants of a portion of
the North Division into the greatest terror and
consternation. An explosion had occurred at
the North Side Station Works of the Chicago
Gas and Coke Company, on the corner of
Hobble and Crosby streets. When the smoke
had cleared, and tbe workmen had recovered
from tbe momentary shock, it was found that
tbe explosion had occurred in that part of the
works where are located the offices, the meter,
and the Governor's room, and two men had
been injured by the accident. George Holloway,
a clerk in the office, who resides at the corner
of Oak and La Salle streets, was burned, and
Joseph Sailor, who was acting as assistant
superintendent of the works, received internal
Tbe portion of the works injured is situated
in the southeast corner of the large grounds
occupied by the company, aud presents a scene
of ruin and confusion. No intelligible theory
of the explosion could be ascertained. It Is
probable that gas escaped from the Governor's
room, and filling the office and the meter-room,
in the former of which a light was burning, tbe
explosion followed. A slight fire followed the
explosion, but it was quickly extinguished.
It is fortunate that a greater number of per
sons was not in the works at the time, as it
would have been next to miraculous if they bad
Court of Common J'UaaAllieon, P . J.
Belnes vs. Beines. Divorce. Before reported.
Tbe husband, who is eighty years of seeks to
be divorced from his wife, who is sixty-three, ou
the ground that she deserted niiu, leaving his bed
aud board. Her reply u, that she was compelled to
leave his board because It was provided too scantily
lor ber support and that sbe did cot leave his bed,
lor she tooa that aJou with her. On trial.
Court of Quarter Beeimu-Judge Einletter.
James Long and Catharine Heine were to-day pot
nn trial chanted with arson. Mrs. Helue, an old
liTrinKQ woman, leased the premises No. 13 Njrth
Front street. Insured the furniture Jor ilooo iq tbe
lielaware Mutue.1 Insurance Company, and look
iodueri. of whom there were a Urge numoer.th )ugh
the houae la exceedingly small. Her huabaal. at
the tune of this occurrence, was In tat hospital.
On the second floor were three rooms ; she ecenpied
the front, tke second was used as a kitchen, and the
back room (was occupied by Lonf, one of the
The witnesses say that on Wednesday night,
March t9, when tdey retired, almost 10 e'elock,
everybody was In, the house was fastened, and
there was no bed in the kitchen. A host t e'elock In
tbe morning they were aroused by a Ore In the
kitchen, on tbe second floor, and upon entering the
room found a bed on the floor saturated with ell.
burning, and with a lamp en it.
Long was called, bnt no answer
came, and soon afterwards be was seen walking in
from the yard with his 8unay suit on andthls hair
nicely dressed ; and when one of the lodgers offered
to make an alarm Mrs. Kline made him be quiet;
the flames were soon extinguished; among the per
sons sleeping In the house were two old cripples, a
blind man, and several children. On trial.
FINANCE AND COMMERCE.
Bvkniko TKT.oaAH Omoil
Thursday. Mj 4, 187L f
The money market is extremely dull at all
points this morning. The unfavorable condi
tion of the weather prevents out door operations
and limits business in every department. There
is a moderate demand for call loans, bnt very
little for discounts. Rates are easy at previous
Gold is quiet and steady, ranging from 111
111K, closing at tbe latter.
Governments are steady, especially the eld
bonds, but there is not much doing.
At tbe Stock Board there was a fair demand
for railroad shares, and an average business was
done at a general advance. Sales of City 6s.
new, at 103, aud Lehigh Gold Loan at 90.
Reading Railroad was In active demand, and
sold largely at 5555-81. Pennsylvania was
steady, with sales at 62(5i63. Northern
Central sold at 43, and Oil Creek aud Alleghany
at 53; 45 was bid for Little Schuylkill; 12o for
Camden and Amboy, and 28" for Philadelphia
In Canal shares the sains were quite unim
portant. Schuylkill sold at 9 and Lehigh at
In the balance ef the list there was a firmer
feeling, but no activity. A few shares of Feeder
Dam Coal brought ; 30 was bid for Spruce and
Pine Streets Railway: 50 for Chesnut and
Walnut, and 21 i for Hestonvllle.
The progress of the new United 8tates loan
is shown by tbe following communication from
the Treasury Department:
Tkeasukv Department, Washington, D. C,
May 8. 1871. Messrs. Jay Cooke ft Co., Philadel
phia, Pa. Gentlemen: Subscriptions received from
national banks this day as follows:
Albany, New Yoik, first National 6H,000
I.ewlston, Me., " " 25,000
Portland, Oregon, " M.0OO
Big Rapids, Mich., Northern 41 30,000
Total sunscripf ions to date, 183,683,700,
John P. Biast-ow, Chief of Loan Division.
PHILADELPHIA STOCK EXCHANGE SALES.
Reported by De Haven ft Bro., No. 40 S.Thlrd street.'
FIN ST BOARD.
1500 city es, New. 103
i62oo do ad.iea
1000 Hunt ft B Top
1st mt bds.... 03
11000 do. 89
$1000 Fa It gen m bs m
$1(100 Lh V 6.old. 97
t0HK O C ft A R bds 86;
fMOOO Pa ft N Y C 78 97
808 sh Read R...BS. esf
loo do M
200 do 810. 55
77 do 55
1400 do R561
300 do 860.50-69
500 da SIS. 5.V81
1100 de.... S10. 65?f
800 do 68 ?f
800 do 86S. 65
20 do 815. 66
Lien gom u. . . o4
3000 do 90 1B00
27 sh renna 11.... 62
210 do 62
26 do 62
SSshN Cent 43
20 Bh O O ft A R..
30 sh Cen Trans. ..
68 sh 8ch Nv
87 sh Lea Nav St..
M88BR8. DM HAVKN Si K ROTH la. No. en H. Trtlrrl
Street, Philadelphia, report the following quotations :
U. 8. 68 Of 1881, 116(tl7: do. 1868, HOtlll :
do. 1864, np(jlll; do. I860, 110 Vi 111? do. I860,
new.ll3H3; da 1867. do. H3(ii3; da 1868,
do. 113(411:;; io-4oa, I09i4l09. u.8. 80 Year
6 per cent. Currency, noHOSlie.; Gold, HH4
111; Sliver, 106,mios: Dnlon Pacino Railroad
1st Mort. Bonds, 89V190; Central Paclflo Kail
road, looaioox ; Colon Paclflo Land Grant Bonds.
Masuaii. William Faintsh a Co..No.b B. Third
street, report the following quotations: U. 8. Ssof
1881. 116?(11T; 6-8OS Of 1S63, 11HH1U! do. 1S64J
nojiiii; do. i860, nonius da, July, lsee!
H3s,cU3;do., July, 1867. 113 (iuv: do! Jalv!
l869.113,Vtl3: 10-4OB, 109109i. V. 8. Paclflo
R. R. Currency 6s, 116iU6X. Gold, Ulniv.
Market steady, i
Nabb fcLADNBB, Brocsrs. report this monunir
gold quotations as follows t "UUK
10 00 a.
11-44 A. M 1U
ii-ou " hi
11-68 " 1U
18 02 F. M Ill
Philadelphia Trade Report
Thtrbday, May 4 The Flour market Is more
active and prices are unchanged. The demand ia
principally from the home consumers, whose
purchases foot up 1700 barrels, including 960 bar
rels Quaker City Mills family on private terms ; su
perfine at !5 235-6; extras at $5-756 ; Wisconsin
extra family at 16-76; Minnesota do. do. at f7
7-26; Pennsylvania do. do. at 0 8534-75; Ohio do.
do. at 6 97-60 for common and good; and $7-75
8 for fancy. Rye Flour sells at S3-6S36-62.. In
Corn Meal nothing doing..
Tbe Wheat market is Inactive aid depressed.
Sale of 400 bushels choice Indiana red at $1-60 ; seme
Ohio do. at $-6fKil-67; and 1400 bushels Michigan
amber at 1164(31-70. Rye may be quoted at f 1-20
for Pennsylvania and f 1-10 for Southern. Corn Is In
better demand and firmer. Sales ef 860 bushels
yellow at 7VQ79C, and 1000 bushels Western mixed
at 7C(76c. Oats are unchanged. 8000 bushels Penn
sylvania and Western sold at 62(3640.
In Ba'ley and Malt nothing doing.
Seeds-Cleverseed and Timothy are nomlna'.
Flaxseed sells in lots to the crushers at I8-1S.
Whl.ky la steady, aud 80 barrel Western iron
bound sold at 93c. .
LATEST HHirriNO lNTELLIGEyciT
PORT OF PHILADELPHIA MAY 4
BTATB 07 TBIKM0HITIB AT TUB IVEKINO TILIOBAPS
8 A. M 87 1 11 A. M S3 1 1 P. M......-60
SrN Risks. 4-60 moon Srrs. ..
Sun Kith 6 57 Uina Watkb- V 0
Liverpool, Mbj 8. Arrived, bsrk Onward, from
Savannah, and brig Star, from ftaiveston.
Nsw Yobk, May 4. Arrived, steamships Holland,
France, aud Colorado, from Liverpool.
Nokvoli, Va., Mav4. Arrived, steamship North
America; she sailed from Liverpool April l, and has
on board 10 caolu ami auw-nnte pseners.
CLKAKK1 THIS MORNING.
Steamer Mayflower, Full, Ne ira, W. P. Clyde
Steamer a C. Walker, Sherln, New York, W. M.
Balrd k Co. .
Steamer Concord, Normaa, New ork, do.
Tug Joe Johnson, ingrabam, Baltimore, with a tow
of barges. W. P. Clyde ft Co.
Tug Chesapeake. Merrlhew, Baltimore, with a tow
of barges, W. P. Clyde Co.
ARRIVED THIS MORNING.
Steamer Mam.Grumley, 48 hours from Hartford.
With uidse. to VV. M. Bah d ft Co.
Steamer W. C. Plerrepont, Shropshire, 24 hoom
from New York, with indue, to W. M. Balrd ft Ce
Steamer Salvor, Gharpley from Richmond via
Norfolk, with mdse. and passengers te W, P. Clyde '
Steamer Beverly, Pierce, S4 hours from New York
With mdse. to W. P. Clyde ft Co.
Schr Bloomfleld, Auld, fm Rappahannock River
Suhr Pennsylvania, Ewlng, from South Waltham
Bthr Hope, Mitchell, fm Jamea River, with ann.o
1'Ug Joe Johnson . Ingraham, from Baltimore: n a
B u.w of barges to W. P. Clyde ft i:0. WU
leave In tow to-day ! J ia following boats
general Meade, with lumber to Norerees fiht
Belie and Lyde, with lumber to GUI LUkenieetS,
Isaiah Kroaer, with coal to H OawthVi M'