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VOL. XV. NO. IOC.
PHILADELPHIA, FRIDAY, "MAY 5, 1871.
DOUBLE SHEET THREE CENTS.
England, France, and Russia.
The Czar's Coup d'XUat.
Secretary Boutwell in Illinois.
Etc., Etc., Etc., Etc., Etc., Etc. I
The Knsslan Government and the Coup
rt'F.tt How It Came that England
and France were Arrayed Against the
rVom the Pall Mall Gazette
M. Davydof hat published In the Russian
Archives a conversation which he had after the
outbreak of the Crimean war with M. Kisselef,
Russian Anibasi-ador at Paris at the time of the
coup d'etat. After the Crimean war had been
declared, he says, he met M. Kisselef at Bins
eels. He expressed his astonishment that M.
Kisselef had not succeeded in arranging the dif
ference. M. Kisselef replied that he was sacri
ficed by the St. Petersburg Government, though
it alone had committed the fault. Immediately
after the review of Satory and the speech of
Dijon, he had foreseen the coming of the Em
pire, and asked for instructions as to his
conduct in case of that event. The answer, in
which he was told that such an event would not
happen so soon, and that he would receive in
structions at the riiiht moment, betrayed only
animosity and irresolution. The Empire was
proclaimed; the other powers recognUed it at
once; he alone received not a word from his
Government, and had, therefore, no resource
left but to simulate an attack of gout. Never
theless, he received, after some days, an invita
tion to a ball at the Tuileries. Knowing that
Napoleon Dever did anything without a purpose,
he threw oft his velvet boots, and went to the
ball. When the Emperor approached the diplo
matic body, he withdrew to a distance, still
hoping to escape from un embarrassing position.
However, the Emperor came up to him, and,
having inquired about the attack of gout, in
vited him to a window embrasure, where, after
ascertaining from M. Kisselef that no instruc
tions as to his recognition by Russia had as yet
arrived, he epoke as follows: "I am Emperor
by the will of God and of the French people,
but also by mine. I am Emperor because I am
very ambitious. Having ascended the throne, I
am obliged to take some reign for model. The
reign of my uncle contains too many faults
which were the consequences of his system. It
is your Emperor, the Emperor Nicholas, whom
I have chosen for my hero, and whom 1 desire
to imitate. For a long time already I have felt
admiration and involuntary sympathy for that
sovereign who at present repulses with disgust
my plebeian hand, and to whom I offer it not
only as to my brother, but as to my model hero.
I open my heart to you that you may trans
mit freely my thoughts and my sentiments
to your Emperor. England besets me with
her offers of alliance, but that alliance re
pugns me. If I concluded it I should see
everywhere the irritated shade of my uncle.
Your Emperor alone could force me into that
alliance. 1 offer to him, honestly and sincerely,
a cordial political alliance; the world will then
be ours; England will be no more. But for that
I want an alliance of life and death. Let him
extend his hand to me fraternally, and the des
tinies of the world will be changed. But if I do
not find the alliance of Russia I shall cast my
self with an oppressed heart into the arms of
England, for I must have an alliance. Transmit
textually nay words. When you have received a
favorable answer come to me at once, and I
shall receive you with joy. Now let us separate;
we are drawing the attention of everybody upon
us. The Britibh ambassador tries to guess our
conversation. He is devouring us with his eyes.
Soee au revolr." On returning home M. Kisse
lef found despatches just arrived from St.
Petersburg. They contained the order to de
clare immediately to M. Drouyn de Lhuys that
the Emperor Nicholas recognized Louis Napo
leon as Emperor Napolesn II, but not as Na
poleon III, and that, owing to his ignarance
f Napoleon a future poller, ne could not yet
address him as "My brother," but would far
sometime treat him as "My dear friend." M.
Kisselef could not bring himself to execute this
order, but immediately sent M. Balablne to St.
Petersburg to explain personally to Count Nes
eelrode all the importance of Napoleon's com
munication. After some time he received an
answer worded thus: "Ihe Emperor la very
dissatisfied with your conduct. He
orders you to call immediately upon M.
Drouyn de Lhuys, and to communicate
to him the preceding despatch." M. Kls
eelef's narrative terminates as follows: "I
went at once to the French Foreign Oillce. My
face must have betrayed all my impressions. M.
Drouyn de Luuys said, to me, "Baa news, n.
Kisselef?" I communicated the first despatch.
The French Minister of loreign Affairs ob
served, "That is very sad Indeed. We can bear
n grudge to you personally, but this caprice is
eo much the more regrettable as it may be fatal
to your Government. I shall see the Emperor
at once. Subsequent events opened our eyes,
but it was too late. To our detriment the alli
ance with England had been concluded.
BOUT WELL IN THE WEST.
Excursion to Klein Mrs. MeFnrlaud-
ltlchardsou In the Party.
The Chicago Republican of Wednesday
Yesterday morning Secretary Boutwell was
led, as a lamb to the slaughter, to a palace car
on the Northwestern Kail way, and treated to a
sort of terrestrial "Lake Excursion." There
were abont seventy excursionists aboard the
Bpecial train. Among them were, besides the
Secretary and his family, General Waiter, 8u
perintendent of the Census; the Hon. C. B. Far-
well. Mrs. Sinclair, cf the New York Tribune;
Mrs. Abbv Batre McFarland-Kichardson, General
C. II. Howard, and General Farnsworth. The
partv filled two cars. The excursion was under
the auspices of the National Watch Company,
and its obiectlve ooint was ElLrln.
The run out was enlivened by gazing on the
three objects of interest, namely, in their order,
Mrs. McFarland, the scenery.and the secretary
Mrs. McFarland was dressed in deep mourning
for the death of her husband, whom she mar
ried at his supreme hour, aa he lay dying from
the wound inflicted by nor iormer husband,
Daniel McFarland. She Is of the blonde type
oi beanty. ana Dears tne traces or great per
sonal attractions, although her face shows evi
dences of sorrows as defacing as many years of
life. A. joyful anticipation was raised ia the
hearts of the ladies by the circulation of a re
port that each visitor was to be presented with
a eplendld jewelled, back-aeUon, nlne-noied,
non-conducting gwld watch. Alas! such
nones were to be disappointed.
Arrive at Eigln, carriages were In waiting,
which conveyed tne tourists to the factory.
Here lunch was served up. The Secretary
wouldn t epeaK.
"Then the manager showed the guests and Mr.
Boutwell over the factory, anil pelted them
with fttatlHtlcs. and wheels, and machinery, and
watches in every stage of incompleteness, and
all the ladies said it was nice, and the ten tie-
men observed it was very fine, and the Secretary
said he wondered when the train would start.
Then they all turned to go without being pre
sented with, any watches.
TO-DAY'S CABLE NEWS.
Rebellion at its Last Gasp.
Continued Government Yictories.
Losses of the Insurgents.
DOMESTIC AFT AI R S.
Philadelphia Building Commission.
It is Abolished by the Senate.
Important Railway Improvements.
iMirrender of the Erie Strikers.
Etc., Etc., Etc., Etc., Etc., Etc.
bv associated rnES3.
Executively to The. Evening Telegraph.
Paris, Thursday Evening, May 4. The fight
ing continues, and mitrailleuses are. greatly
used, almost superseding the chaseepots.
The Losses of the Insurgents
bavo been heavy. Fort d'Issy is little better
than a heap of ruins.
Ilossel anil Cluscrct.
General Roseel defends his predecessor, Gene
ral Cluseret, and denies that the latter attempted
to make the battalion rise against the Com
mune. He was the first to enter Fort d'Issy after
the advanced works were captured by the Ver
sailles troops, and
The Panic-stricken Garrison
deserted the fort.
Last night the operations were
Disastrous to the Commune.
The insurgents at Neullly, Amiedes, Bagneux,
and Villejuif assumed the offensive, but advanc
ing too far beyond the forts were almost
Surrounded ly Great Numbers of the Ver
and driven back with heavy losses.
Opposite Le Vallals the Versailles forces are
preparing to make an attack, and have un
masked a battery at Montretout, composed of
marine heavy artillery, and commanding Pout
du Jour, Autenil, and Passy. Auteuil is riddled
with t hells, and the
Inhabitants are Flying Terror Stricken,
Shells have fallen on the Faubourg St. Honoro.
The Champs Elysees and Avenue des Ternes are
deserted. The Chateau of Issy is in flames.
Prussians Made a Requisition
upon the Commune tor v incennes, wmcn nad
been occupied by the Insurgents some weeks.
They took all the ammunition and ejected the
National Guards, condncting them nearly to
the gate of the city.
The Rebellion at Its Last Gasp.
Versailles, May 4 A flag of truee which
came to the lines of the Versailles troops to
day refused to go back. The bearer deelared
that he was tired of fighting, and gave a deplo
rable acconnt of the insurgents, all of whom
excepting the deserters are foreign adventurers.
Between Forts Vanvres and Issy eight hun
dred more prisoners were taken to-day.
Mulhousen and the Germans.
Berlin, May 4. It is evident, from the an
nouncement ia the Strasbourger Zeuung, that
the city of Malhansen will remain in the posses
elon of the Germans.
All Hope of Peace Abandoned.
London, May 5. The Times' special from
Paris says all hopes of peace are abandoned. A
delegation of Free Masons has gone to the pro
vinces to agitate in favor of the Commune.
Constant Heavy Firing ,
yesterday between the forts.
The Timer Versailles despatch says that MM.
Favre and Ponyer Quertler have gone to Frank-fert-on-tbe-Main
to meet Prince Bismarck.
The Daily Newt says the
Versailles Forces are Shelling Auteuil
from a battery at Montretout.
The Prussians allow provisions to enter Paris,
which occasions uneasiness at Versailles.
The Castle of Issy has been burned.
The Republican Union League
demands the negotiation of a truce for twenty
The railway station at Auteuil has been
damaged by the fire of the Versailles batteries,
and the inhabitants of the place are flying from
Since Friday the insurgents have lost 2000
killed, wounded, and prisoners.
Paris, May 5. The Communists still hold
Fort d'Issy, and.are having it entrenched. The
fort continues to fire slowly upon the Versail
$t batteries at Clamart and Bas Mcudou, and
receives in return
A Perfect Hall of Projectiles.
Fort Vanvres also keeps up a slow fire, and is
vigorously shellad by Versalllists at Clamart
and Chati Hon.
have unmasked a formidable battery at Moutra
tout, near St. Cloud, which menaces Auteuil,
Pont da Jour, and Passy.
Versailles, May 5. St. Germain has been
taken possession of by the Versailles forces,
who have established a battery there, with
w hich to shell the
Intar gents Gusbettf
a tie'Seine. A aaval combat is expected.
Fort kontrotigo and Haute J5ruyors are con
stantly bombarded by the Versailles batteries at
Chattillon, but without Important result.
The Communists have occupied the trenches
at Villejuif. Fort d'Issy replies sharply to the
fire of the Versailles batteries.
A Great Movement Is Expected
upon Ncnllly and Le Vallals.
London, May 5. It is said that Prince Napo
leon is in London.
General Rosscl Wounded.
A despatch from Paris announces that Gene
ral Kospel was woanded in the shoulder.
Advices from Buenos Ayres
to April 12 have been received. The ravages of
yellow fever were dreadful, and the deaths have
Increased to seven hundred per day.
Death of t he Archduchess Maria of Aus
Vienna, May 5. The Archduchess Maria
Annunseclado, daughter of the ex-King Ferdl
nand II of Naples and Sicily, and wife of the
Archduke Charles of Austria, died at her resi
dence in this city yesterday.
This Morning's Quotations.
Liverpool, May 5 10-30 A. M. Cotton dull:
uplands, 7Ji7?,d.; Orleans, 7j$(7&d. The sales
oi ic-nny are estimated at 10,000 oaies. Tne saiesor
the week have been 62,000 bales; for export, 17,00
bales: for speculation, 11,000 bales. The stock in
port is 994,oo bales, including American, 607,000
bales. The receipts of the week have been. 109,000
bales, including American, 91,000 bales. The actual
export has been 13,000 bales.
London, May 5 11-80 A. M. Consols 93,V for
both money and account. American securities quiet.
U. S. bonds of 1862. 90itf: of 1S65. old. 90K: of 1S07.
92 V ; 10-40s,S9)tf.
.LONDON, May 5. TS110W, 438. 3a.
This Afternoon's Quotations. '
London. May 51 80 P. M Conso'.a for money.
93?(i; for account, 93,93?. Spirits petroleum,
LiiVKRrooi, aiay 5 130 l. m. v neat, 12s. id.
for California white: lis. 2d.(lls. 4d. for No. 2 to l
red Western spring; lis. lod. for red winter. Re
ceipts of wheat for three days, 17,500 quarters, In
cluding 12,500 American. Corn, 33s. Sd. Pork, 67s.
Gd. for fine Western prime niess. Kuflned petro
Liverpool, May 5 3-30 P. M. Cotton afloat.
400,000 bales; of Amerii-an, 230,000. Tarns and
fabrics at Manchester dull.
London, May 6 330 P. M. Tallow, 43s. Cd.
FROM JVEW FORK.
BY ASSOCIATED PRESS.
Exclusively to The Evening Telegraph.
Important Bar Meeting.
New Yokk, May 5. A large meeting of the
bar, held last night, adopted a series of resolu
tion condemning in the severest terms the recent
act of the Legislature amending the code of pro
cedure in the Courts of this 8tate, and appointed
a committee of twelve to present a remonstrance
to the Governor.
William M. Evarts, Samuel Tilden, James
Emmett, James C. Carter, Henry E. Davies,
and Theodore W. Dwight are among the com
mittee, and it was resolved to prepare a memo
rial for general signature by the lawyers of the
Mr. Evarts, in his remarks upon the bill,
stated that It was doubtful if the Legislature
knew they had passed it. The knowledge that
came to any member of the bar here was from
the Judge of the Court of Appeals, who com
municated It to the lawyers, who communicated
it to the newspapers, which was the first the bar
generally knew of it.
Death of Mrs. Joseph Coburn.
The wife of Joe Coburn, the pugilist, died
suddenly yesterday, under circumstances which
will require a coroner's investigation.
The stakeholder in the Coburn-Mace fight,
which was to occur on May 11th, says he will
declare all outside bets off if Mace insists on
going on with the fight.
The creditors of the Alabama and Chattanooga
Railroad Company have filed a petition, which
Judge Blatchford will hear on Saturday, that
the company be declared bankrupt, and a re
The Dock Commissioners
yesterday resolved to issue 11,000,000 of city
bonds, to be expended in repairing and rebuild
ing the docks.
Tho difllcultles in reference to the sale of
tickets which arose, last fall, between
The Rival Railroad Lines
between this city and Washington, have been
amicably settled. The Kansas Pacific Railroad
Company have applied for the admission of
their stock and bonds to the regular dealings of
the Stock Exchange.
An organization of the
Mexican Telegraph Company
was effected yesterday. The following are the
directors: W. F. Smith, Alexander Ilamilton,
Jr., John Jacob Astor, II. G. Morton, Marshall
Lefferts, Cambridge Livingston, James T. San
ford, W. Orton, M. Delafield, David Henry
Ilalght, W. C. DInsmore. Robert J. Livingston
was elected President, W. F. Smith Vice-President,
Marshall Lefferts Engineer, Alexander
Ilamilton, Jr., Secretary.
The Price of Stove Coal
has fallen to six dollars per ton.
The Eric Caual Strike.
Rochester, May 5. There were two or three
skirmishes at the canal break this morning. As
the laborers were assembling for work several
arrests were made, and the prisoners were
brought to this city and lodged in jail. The
weather is clearing up.
Surrender of the Strikers.
Rochester, May5. The strikers at the great
canal break have surrendered, and both men
and teams are at work this morning. The mili
tary are 6till on the ground. '
New York, May 5. Arrived, 6teamer Cale
donia, from Glasgow.
BY ASSOCIATED PRESS.
Exclusively to The Evening Telegraph.
Boston, May 5. The Public Park bill was re
jected in the House; yeas 84, nays 51. The bill
to allow married women to sue and be sued in
actions for damages for personal injuries was
by associated press. J
Exclusively to The Kvenina Telegraph.
Collision Schooner Sunk.
Toronto, May 5 The steamer Emily May
and schooner Edward John, laden with lumber,
were in collision last evening coming into port.
The schooner had her bows stove, and sunk,
The steamer was slightly damaged.
Chicago Flour and Wheat Market.
Special Despatch to The Evening Telegraph,
Chicago. May 5 915 A. M. Wheat irregular
No. 8. I1-26VW1-27. cash: seller last half;
llu8)i(aiiMV, seller June. Corn steady, tt,'vtic.t
kUer May or j una.
tUcrinlt. Shtl'U. ReCripU. 'Shiv'U.
Flonr, bbls. ,6uo b.uoo oats, bus.... 16,000 ,ooo
Wheat.bus. ll.ouO 123,uoo Kye.bua l.ooo
Corn, bus.. Si.ow) w.ooy Barley, bus.. s.voo i,J0
FROM THE WEST.
BY ASSOCIATED PRESS
Exclusively to The Evening TelearapK
Kansas Pacific Railroad.
Lawrence, Kansas, May 5. At the annual
meeting of the stockholders of the Kansas
Pacific Railroad yesterday, the following were
chosen directors: J. D. Perry, Adolphus Melr,
Robert E. Carr, C. S. Greeley, William McPher
son, W. B. Lewis, and 8. M. Edglll, of St. Louis;
Thomas A. 8cott and M. Balrd, of Philadelphia;
William Thew. of Pittsburg; and John Mc
Manus, of Reading, Pa. The new board orga
nized by electing Robert E. Carr, President;
Adolphus Meir, Vice-President; C. S. Greeley,
Treasurer; and Charles Lambson, Secretary.
Louisville and Nashville Railway Ex
Louisville, May 5. The City Councils last
night repealed the ordinance submitting to the
people the question of subscribing $375,000 in
aid of the Louisville and Nashville Railroad ex
tension south. This action is understood as not
being prejudicial to the subscription, which will,
probably be made when necessary to carry out
Speech of Hon. D. A. Wells.
Chicago, May 5. The lion. D. A. Wells
spoke in Metropolitan Hall here last night, on
tho financial and industrial questions of the
country. The audience was composed of a con
siderable number of prominent citizens.
Hon. E. D. Mansfield In Cincinnati.
Cincinnati, May 5. The Hon. Edward D.
Mansfield delivered an address last night before
the Cincinnati Branch of the American Home
Industrial Association, on the subject of Ameri
can industry from a labor standpoint. It was
in some part a reply to the address of ex-Commissioner
Wells delivered a week ago.
fBY ASSOCIATED TRESS,
Exclusively to The Evening TclegravK
Return of Secretary Boutwell Affairs at
Washington, May 5. Secretary Boutwell
having returned to Washington, resumed busi
ness at the Treasury Department this morning.
Although about four huudred employes have
been removed from the Bureau of Engraving
and Printing since last winter, there are now
seven hundred men, women, and boys employed
in that branch of the Treasury Department,
engaged in printing legal-tender notes, revenue
stamps, and the faces and seals of the new
bonds. The last-named will not bo ready for
delivery before tho 15th or 20th of the preseut
month, when there will be a small supply of all
Government AVenthcr Report.
War Department, Officb of thb Cuikf Sional
Officer, Washington, Muy 510-30 A. M. Synop
sis for tne past twemy-rour nours : Tne barometer
is rising Blowly, with rain on the PaclUc Coast. The
hlpheHt, pressure Is now in Minnesota, with clear
weather. The areas of lowest pressure are In Upper
CaDaoa and Virginia. Heavy northeast and easterly
winds continued on Thursday, and are Btill reported
in the Middle and Eat Atlantic, with very heavy
ralnp. The same continued on the lakes until
Thursday afternoon. Northwest winds now prevail
on the upper laRes; southeast and southwest winds
on the lower lakes. LI ht rains have fallen in the
Heath and Southwest, where clearing-up weather
now generally prevails.
FrobabilitwH Partially cloudy weather, followed
by clearing weather on Friday nlglit, will probably
be experienced south and west of Pennsylvania;
cloudy weather, with westerly winds, on the lakes;
severe local winds, followed by clearing-up weather,
in the Eastern States.
FROM THE STATE.
The Registry Law.
Special Despatch to The Evening Telegraph,
Harris li uro, May 5. The Philadelphia dele
gation of the House held a meeting this morn-
ing,at which all the members except Elliott and
juarsnau were present, ior tne purpose ot con
sidering Senate bill 58 and House bill 1S9, both
of which were intonded to amend the Registry
law to suit the views of tho Democracy. Both
of these bills were ordered to be reported
negatively by a vote of the Republican majority
of the committee.
The Public Building Commission
Abolished by the Senate.
Special Despatch to The Evening Telegraph,
Harrisburg, May 5 The act abolishing the
Public Buildings Commission passed the Senate
by twenty-nine to two.
second despatch. I
Who Voted "NoClty Counc ils Required
to 1'ioviue I'ubllc Uulldlugs.
Harrisburg, May 5. In the Senate this
morning the hill abolishing the Public Buildings
Commission was passed by a vote of 29 ayes to
2 nays. Nagle and Brooke voted no. Allen
and Randall were absent. All the rest voted
A section was adopted requiring Councils to
proceed within oue year to provide suitable
buildings for the accommodation of the Supreme
Court and the city and county courts and the
public ofllces. It also provides for paying the
lawful expenses Incurred oy the commission, 2J
FEXXSYLYAX1A t LEGISLATURE.
Harripbirq, May B. The special order of the
morning was the Senate bill providing for the aboli
tion of t hiladelptna Building UomtuUsion.
Mr. Dechert moved to amend, that the act ap
proved, August &,l!TO,eutitled;"An act;to provide for
tne erectiau of all the public buildings required to
accommodate the courts and for all municipal pur
poses in l'hiludelphla" be and the tame la hereby
repealed, in so far as the said act creates a comnis
Bion for the erection of public buildings In the city
of 1'hiladelphla, ana conlers powers on auy persons
for the purposes therein specllled.
Mr. L'echert naid the pnblle-bulldlnns question had
apltatea the publlcuiind for several yearn, and had
taken dednite shape in 1(W, when the local authori
ties took hold of the matter and appointed a com
mission, with authority to select sites and adopt
It was found difncult to select a site, as there was
sa much competition between the inenSsaf different
localities, and to obviate this parties went to 1 1 arris
bur pr and procured the passage of the act of March
B, Ibto, giving the right of selection to the people.
That was a simple proceeding, and satisfactory, and
to please those members from the interior who did
nut wish Independence Square disturbed a proviso
was Inserted that that square should net be used.
Later In the same session and near its closa an
other bill was Introduced and, without beicg pre
sented, was passed, ana u oue Knew anything
about its provisions. This atst act gave the right of
selection of site to the people, but alse oreated a
commission with mort extraordinary powers. No
one really knew anything about Um bill until the
Winter of lo and '71. It gave the ffcmmisslon power
to demand of Councils any amount ut money they
desired, and the request had tobe granted. II em-
poweied thein to employ as many employes as they
It kept them In office until the bnlldlncs were
fluibtiad. empowered them to till vacancies, and they
could Incur an Immense debt. The oDuosltloa cul
minated in the beginning of the present year, when
it became apparent that there was a lack of har
mony In the commission as to what portion of Penu
t-quare to use, and ia ttis depth of winter they
ruthlessly cut down te trses and destroyed the
beauty of these squares, 'i uea they Insisted on
biocklnsr od the strrcia.
A public an awi. h4 heUl at the Academy of
eltizi ns of a l io alitics and of all primes, to take
action lathe u tt r. Mr. Otcfcert hsre had the re
solutions Uitu .iupitd ttd, kki ftlsa read extract
from the speeches made. This was a contest of
principle. In his bill there was nothing abont sale,
but It gave the right to the people of the city to gov
He tht n said that nnaer tne law or August, isto,
the commission could make It unpleasant for an
obnoxious member and cause hlra to resign, and
cited the fact that becauseone member differed with
the majority he had been left otr of the committee.
Mr. Nagle said the matter had been thoronghly
canvassed and waa well understood, and he would
simply offer a proposition that should meet all oppo
sition, as it wuuld place the whole matter In charge
of Councils; as a clt Ken and a Senator it was his
duty to recognize the commission as long as It ex
isted. Mr. Nsele moved to substitute making it lawrui
for the commissioners to erect upon the four Penn
sqoares, or on so many bb they may deem neces
sary, buildings for all public purposes, exept for
the ennrts and offices Incident thereto, I'roiliono
tarieB' Juries', District Attorney's, Sheriff's, and other
offices connected with th courts, and for these to
rebuild, enlarge, and Improve the present court-
nonses and adjacent minding. Tne baiimngs on
1'enn 8quare to be called Municipal Buildings and
the others the Judiciary Buildings. Before final
adoption the plans shall be approved by Councils.
The commissioners snail before October 2o in eacn
year present to Councils their estimate of money re
quired, specifying objects in detail, bo far as prac
ticable, and Council shall raise by loan and appro
priate such moneys as may be necessary lu the
manner provided by law In reference to Fairmount
l'ark, and also sucn as may De requisite ror tne ex
penses of the commission other than those relating
to the construction, the Commissioners shall report
to Councils annually a statement of taeir proceed
ings and expenditures. So much of the original act
as anthorl7.es the commission to vacate any pnrtioa
of liroad or Market street, or requires the streets
passing around the buildings to be at least one hun
dred feet wide, or provides for a levy of a special
tax, shall be repealed, aud In consideration of the
erection of said buildings on tne renn squares no
part of Broad street shall ever be built upon or have
railway or any obstruction laid thereon, and Market
street shall for ever be opened at leabt to Its preseut
Mr. Connell moved to add a proviso, which was
sgreed to by Mr. Nagle, which limited the total
amount to be expended in the erection and comple
tion of the municipal buildings an Penn Square to
two millions five hundred thousand dollars, and the
total amount for the judicial buildings on Indepen
dence bquare ta three hundred thousand dollars.
Mr. Connell said the amendment of Mr. Nagle com
mended Itself to his judgment. It expressly forbids
the erection of any building on the Intersection, and
preserves Broad and Market streets from any ob
It secures the erection of municipal bulldtnga at
Penn Square, In compliance with the vote of a de
cided majority of the people. It makes a proper
conefsslou to the minority of thirty-seven thousand
citizens who voted last fall for an eastern location,
and to the large number whose Interests are In the
vicinity of Washington and Independence Squares
by allowing the building now used for court pur
poses to remain. It provides for their enlargement
at a small expense, and when enlarged they would
probably answer for thirty yers.
This would be a great saving to the city; for if
two million dollars be expended now for the erec
tion of the building for the courts, the Interest on the
sum for thirty years, amounting to three millions
six hundred thousand dollars, will have to be paid.
The amendment requires the commission to make
detailed statements annually, and that Councils
shall provide the amount required by loan, Instead
of by levy of an annual tax.
These modiilcations he deemed sufficient guards
to protect the public Interests and ensure the exe
cution of buildings such as will be wanted for
twenty-live or thirty years. They are similar to
those regulating tne fark (Joimnission, composed in
part of the same gentlemen as are on the Building
Mr. Connell added, in case the amendment Is not
adopted he would vote for the repealing act, believ
ing that the commission, hampered as it now Is by
that provUion of the existing act, which requires
that the total expenditure shall be raised every year
bb the work progresses, and embarrassed by the
antagonism wMch the attempt to build on the Inter
sections has excited, Is powerless for good and
had better cease to exist.
Mr. Dechert raised the point of order that the
amendment was not germane, which point was sus
tained by the Speaker.
Mr. Bvans said that the commission had been
fastened on the people of Philadelphia, is now re
pudiated, and should now be abolished. He did not
believe in modifying a wrong, and favored Mr.
Dechert's amendment. He thought It Inexpedient
to Intllet such an enormity upon the people after
they had given ' thirteen million dollars for the war.
Mr. Blllingfelt would support Mr. Dechert's bill,
because he thought it would do good to the people
most interested, and they knew Joest what they
The vote was then taken on Mr. Dechert's amend
ment, and It was adopted by a vote of 1R to 14, Mr.
Dechert voting yea and Messrs. Connell, Nagle, and
M r. Dechert then amended thejsecond section of
the bill bo as to provide that the Council shall within
one year proceed to provide suitable buildings for
the accommodation of the Supreme Court, the courts
of the city and county, and the public offices of the
city and county.
Mr. Connell said that, having failed to prooure the
adoption ef the amendments which he thought ne
cessary to protect the pub ic Interests, he would
now vote for the repeal of the act creating the com
mission. Mr..Henszey said he would vote fer the bill for the
reasons stated by his colleague, Mr. Connell. The
bill then passed by a vote of 29 to 8 ; Messrs. Brooke
and Nagle voting no, and AUea and Kandall ab
sent. The special committee on the payment for Bates'
History made a long report fixing the price at $4 75
and 43-lOOths a volume, the stereotype plates to ba
the property of the printer, and recommending that
no money ba appropriated to Mr. Bates after July l.
The report was adopted and a bill reported bj the
committee was passed.
The bill cives JV78 43-100 a volume ; authorizes the
Auditor-General to see that the fifth volume la com
pleted before paid for; requires the work to be com
pleted by July l.when the once of Historian ceases,
and If not completed, the Governor and State Prin
ter are to have it done, and providing for the distri
bution as per House resolution of 1379.
Adjourned to S o'clock P. M.
Mr. McGowan moved to recommit nouse bill in
corporating the Keystone Passenger Kallway Com
pany. Agreed to.
Baltimore Produce Market.
Baltimore, May 6. Cotton quiet; holders are
firm; lew middlings, M13S'c. Flour dull and
favors buyers; Howard street superfine, f5-7a;
extra. 6 87tfT lis; family, $T-2fi8-7S; City Mills
superfine, f5 i'2x7 -25; extra, $7t8; family,
11; Western superfine, J5 75(i-I2)tf; extra, t S7
iT-25; family, 7-J5i.8 60. Wheat steady and un
changed, excepting Ohio and ludlana, which said at
l-6U(l-62 White Southera Corn, no receipts and
prices nominally 75c. : Southern ysllow quiet at "Be. ;
mixed Western, 7Si72). Oats, 4je65n. Pork, ll;
bacon shoulders, Sc.; rib sides, 10c ; clear ribs,
loe.; hams, ldi17e. Lard quiet at 12o. Whisky
stock scarce ; sales at 93(a 93o.
Real Estate and Brandy.
Court of Quarter Sessions Judge Einletter.
The court to-day is engaged with the trial of
James Unggles, upon the charge of conspiracy to
delraud and cheat Martin Ivlus. The allegation is
that lvlns had for sale a farm near Burlington, New
Jersey, belonging to S. A. Terngler, of Massachu
setts, and ltuggles proposed to buy It- After view
ing the farm he said he would take it, and give in
exchange therefor brandy worth 10,ooo, aud they
talked over the matter n Edward Bannister's carpet
store, In fcecoad street, wher Bannister wrote his
name, on a slip of paper, adding, "Consideration
gin. 000," which paper he handed to Ruggles.
Then Buggies gave lvlns three orders upon Kline
A Co., No. 1U2 N. Front street, for 8000 gallons of
One French proof brandy, represented to be worth
te per gallon, with H BO per gallon. Word was sent
to Terngier Jn Massachusetts, who returned to
lvlns a deed ta Haggles. Bannister caused his
name to be inserted, aud so amended the deed wa
delivered, and the farm became the property f
Rugglea. Ivlus then tried to Bed his brandy, "d
could uotget adoliar per gallon for It. 1 ner and
therefere this prosec nilon was instituted. Os trial.
FINANCE AND COXMEBGE.
KT Iridaj.AUrfi. 187L f
The day so far has been extremely dull In
financial circles, the only demand being for call
loans. The eilerings of mosey are largely in
excess of wants, and rates are easy to reliable
borrowers. There is a sharp demand for com
mercial paper, but it continues very searce, and
rates are almost nominal. Three to four months
i acceptances iuc most In layer with lenders,
indicating confidence in a quiet and easy
market dnring the interim. The Comptroller of
the Currency has called upon the banks for a
statement of accounts at the close of bnsineis on
the 2m h ult.
Gold is dull, the only demand here being for
tke payment of customs duties. There is a
rather firmer tone to-day, the range being from
111 XraiUX. closing at 111.
There is a good foreign demand for Govern
ment bonds, but not much doing in thlsmarket.
Prices are a fraction higher on most of the list.
The stock market was very active, and prices
show a further advance. City 6s sold at 103
for the new bonds, and Lehigh Gold Loan at
Heading Railroad sold largely at 5f,Y56-44.
Sales of Pennsylvania at G;J(B; Oil Creek
and Allegheny at 53, b. o.; Camden and
Amboy at 125); and Lehigh Valley at 62.
Canal stocks were quiet. Sales of Lehigh at
34, b. o., and Morris preferred at 120, an
advance of 4J.
In the balance of the list the only sales were
Central Transportation at 473, and Chesnut
and Walnnt Streets Railroad at 50J. 581 was
bid for Second and Third Streets, and 21 for
The progress of the new United States loan
is 6hown by the following communication from
the Treasury Department:
Trbabcry Dbpartmknt, Washington, D. C,
May 4, 1871. Messrs. Jay Cooke & Co., Philadel
phia, Pa Gentlemen: Subscriptions received from
national banks this day as follows:
Lafayette, Indiana, Hecond National 170,000
MUlbnry, Mass., National 30,000
Total suoBcrlptlons to date, 162,769,900.
John P. Bioeixiw, Chief of Loan Division.
PHILADELPHIA STOCK EXCHANGE SALES.
Reported by De Haven & Bro., No. 40 S.Thlrd street.
fiooo Pa R 1 mt 6b.i)3?
loo ah penna R.b30.
14110 Ulty 68, JN.Oa.103
fioooPhlla ft E7s.. 0'
13000 Sch N 68, 82. T8
I3U00 Leh Gold L... 90
12000 Union CI 6s.. 13
400 Bh Reading R. . . Bfl,V
200 do ....b30.B6 81
900 do.... 810.56-31
800 do 66H
100 do. b5. 66-31
100 do b30.B8-4S
400 do BlO. 66-44
100 Sh O C 4 A R.bfiO 53 !4
dO 62 M
do O30. 62
400 do b30. 63
100 do 63
100 do blO. 63
100 do b30. 63
200 do bOO. 63
IB sh Cam k Am ... 125)
BO sh Leh v K.bflO. 2
100 Bh Leh N...b60 84
2 sh MorCl pf....l20
BshChA Wal.... 60tf
17000 80 N 63 '82... T
15600 City 6s, New.103
MBBSHS. Da HAVKN fc
BROTHKR, NO. 40 8. Third
Street, Philadelphia, report the following quotations :
U. 8. 68 Of 1881, 1165iai1T: do. 1862, 110(4111;
d0.18S4, 110(111; do. 1863, llOAUl; do. 186B.
new.11341131; ; dO. 186T, do. 1134U3; do. 18S8,
do. 113(4113'; 10-408, 109 (1 094. U.S. 30 Teat
6 per cent. Currency, rr,yt Gold, 111(4
111K; Sliver, I06i4i03; Unfon Faolflo Railroad
1st Moru Bonds, 89jjK90,v; Central Pacific Rail
road, loogioojtf ; Union Pacific Land Grant Bonds,
MB8SB8. WILLIAK FATNTSB CO., NO. 86 B. Third
street, report the following quotations ; TJ. S. SB of
1881,11B117; 6-20of 1862, 1107,"i41U; do. 1864:
110lll; do. 1863, llOT44tll; do., July, I860,
lls.S'(4UK';do., July, 1867, 113 tfll3 v; do. July,
1868. 113(4113.5 1008, 109,V4109. U. S. PaclUo
R. R. Currency 6a, ll5,j(41lBj. Gold, llliuy.
Philadelphia Trade Report.
Frtoay, May 6. The offerings of Cloverseed are
trifling, and there is nothing doing to flx quotations.
Prices of Timothy are nominal. The market Is bare
of Flaxseed, and it la wanted at $2-10 for crashed.
Ne. 1 Quercitron Bark Is offered at 30 per ton, but
there Is no Inquiry for the article.
The Flour market continues very Oat, and both
shippers and home consumers buy with extreme
caution at the late decline. About 600 barrels
changed hands, Including superfine at $55-B0; ex
tras at 5-7B(6-28; spring wheat extra family at
86-767-25;13uo barrels Market Street Mills on pri
vate terniB; Pennsylvania do. do. at t0U547-7S; In
diana and Ohio do. do. at $7(37 60, and fancy brands
at$7"7r(49. No change in Corn Meal. Rye Flour
hflB advanced to f.v75.
The Wheat market Is very dull. Sales of 8000
bushels Western red on secret terms; 2S00 bushels
Ohio and Indiana red at li-BOiAl'CO, and some amber
at 11-63(41 -67. Rye is held at 11-20. Corn la less ac
tive, and there is more oiierlngs. Sales of yellow at
78c. and mixed Western at 75c76c. Oats are quiet;
sales of 2000 bushels Pennsylvania and Western at
Whisky Is steady. Sales of Western lron-bonnd at
93c and Pennsylvania wood-bound at 92c.
LATEST SIHPriNG IN TELLfG E N CeT
PORT OF PHILADELPHIA. MAY 5
STATU OF TITE RMOMETBB AT THB EVENING TB LBORAPII
8 A. M 63 1 11 A. M 66 1 9 P. M. &9
Sru Rises 4-bs Moon Sets 8- 4
Sun Sbts 6-68 Hioh Water.... 1-45
London, May 6. The steamship Corinthian, from
Baltimore, arrived at Liverpool last night.
Liverpool, May 4. Arrived, barka Belle and
Oleano, from New Orleans.
Nbw York, May r. Arrived, steamship Bremen,
CLEARED THIS MORNING.
Steamer Tacony, Nichols, New lork, W. M. Balrd
StY Beverly, Pierce, New York, W. P. Clyde fc Co. '
Steamer A. C. Stuners, Davis, New York, do.
ARRIVED THIS MORNING.
SteamBlilp Mary Santord, Chadwick, from Wil
mington, N. c, with naval stores, etc., to D. S.
Steteon A Co.
Steamer s. F. Phelps, Browa, 24 hours from New
York, with mdse. to W. M. Balrd & Co.
Steamer E. C. Blddle, McCue, 24 hours from New
York, with mdse. to W. P. Clyde Co.
Steamer H. L. Uaw, Her, 13 hours from Balti
more, with mdse. and passengers to A. Groves, Jr.
Steamer Anthracite, Shropshire, 24 hours from
New York, with mdse. to W. M. Balrd Co.
Schr t. F. Meaney, Lewis, from Partlamf. Conn.,
Barge McDougall, James, from New York, with
molasses to W. P. Clyde fc Co;
Correspondence of The Evening Telegraph.
EASTON fc McMAHON'S BULLETIN.
Niw York Okfics, May 8. 11 baiges leave In
tew to-ntgbt, for Baltimore, light.
R. J. Chard, with ore and Iron, for Baltimore.
M. N. Slver, with hair, for Philadelphia.
Baltimore Branch Office, May S. The fol
lowing barges leave in tow tc-nlght, eastward:
C. N. Sabey, Alvm Clark, M. O'Reilly, Annie Han.
negan, W. Harden, Mary Kear, Moscow. Ella, P. H.
Clinton, P. McDevltt, S. M. HlldretU, Iowa, Peter
Tanney, R. V. Dewltt, C. Church, San Jacinto, O. G.
Berwlnd, H. L. Wllgus, Ann MoCaOrey, and Veloci
pede, all with coal, for New York.
Philadelphia Branch Office, May 4. The W.
S. Burton, wltn coai dust, for Baltimore, and W. M.
Lewis, with corn, for New York, left last evening.
J. F. Hager, with coal, for New York, and W. J.
Belknap, with salt, tut Baltimore, will leave to-day.
Niw Yore Office, My T barges leave in tow
to-mght, for Baltimore, light.
ludiaDoia, with ore and slab for Wilmington.
City of Bostnn, with marble, TM Philadelphia.
Baltimore Banch Office, May 4. Tke follow
ing barges left this morning, eastward:
Kate Stewart, Mocnlight Itover, J. W. Andrews,
Sage 8ehyler, and Doc Pierce, all with coal, for
W. Normal, with coal, for Chester.
Th following will leave this evening:
T. It. Horton, O. H. Swan, General Foote, A. O.
Conde, Thomas;and Matthew, Jacob Straup, Estella,
nan Robinson, and Uettysburg, all with coal, for
Alexander Toms, with coal, for Brldgeton.
Hi Read, with coal, for Wilmington.
FiiiLATJKi.ruiA Bnanch Officb, My Weather.
Barometer receding slowly from 80 x-24 to 29 ls-89
at 8 A. M. this. May &. Wind venrlng from K by N,
yesterday, early morn, to N. DW P. V- This A M.,
k N. K. by vane on spire at biaie Houa Rained
heavy all sight and this 6 A. M., May 0. L. S. C.
Special Despatch to The Evening Telefrraph.
Havkb-uk-uracb, May . The following boats
leave In tow to-day:
colonel H. C. Bollnger, with lumber te H. Croskey
Martha McConkey and Maud, with coal to Wells,'
Klce fc Ce.
odd Fellow, with lumber to Noreroes k Sheetz.
Colonel Donaldson, with lumber ta Taylor fc betts,'
Delaware, with lumber, for Wilmington, Del.
First Attempt, with coal to U. (awthrop.
Carrie and tmier, with coal to W. W. Altes. J.XZ.