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VOL. XV. NO. 108.
PHILADELPHIA, MONDAY, MAY 8, 1871.
DOUBLE SHEET THREE CENTS.
The Celebrated Cheney Case.
Casualty in Syracuse.
S Two XtZen Burned to Death
renna. Freed m en's Relief Schools.
Tho Putnam-Foster Case.
Statement of the IVIurdorar.
An Army of Caterpillars
THE CHENEY TKI1L ENDED.
Verdict of the ''Court Organized to Con
vlet" Sentence of Degradation from the
Tho Ecclesiastical Court of the Episcopal
diocese of Illinois met yesterday morning at 10
o'clwk, pursuant to adjournment, to take final
action regarding the charges pending against
the Kev. Charles E. Cheney. The chain of evi
dence for the prosecution having been con
cluded on the preceding day, and as there was
no defense to listen to, both testimony and
proctors for the same having been ruled out,
there was little else for the Court to do but act
upon the evidence received. After the opening
of the Court with prayer, the Secretary read the
following, which recommends that the scuteuce
of degradation from the ministry be pronounced
against Mr. Cheney:
To the Right Reverend the Bishop ot Illinois:
The underslgued, constituting tlie Kcclealascleal
Court for the trial of the Iiev. Charles Edward Che
ney, a presbyter of the diocese or Illinois, upon the
charges and specifications preferred against him In
a presentment dated March 2T, A. I). 1S71, having
heard the evidence produced before ns. In accord
ance with tlie provisions of canon XX of this
diocese, and having dsltborately considered the
same, do hereby declare In writing our verdict upon
the several charges and specifications In said pre
sentment, to wlli
That the said Rev. Charles -Edward Cheney Is
guilty on nil the charges and specifications con
tained in said prcsent.iin?ut. and, while as presbyteis
Bitting In Judgment on tlie conduct of a brother pres
byter, we Uuu our duty aa exceedingly painful oni,
we feel obllg d to Rrtite that, In our opinion, the
canonical arid ecclesiastical sentence of degra lat.inn
from the iuiuls:ry of th 3 Church of GJd should be
pronounced upon him.
in testimony whereof, we have herounta set our
hands, this 4th d-iy of May. A. I). 171, lu the city of
Chicago, at the "hapel of the Cathedral of SS. l'ete r
Slid Paul. (Signed) Ohut-m Lockn, F. M. Greg?,
WUHam W. Jistabrook, W. H. Williams, J. L.
Judge Otis was of opinion that the promulga
tion of the sentence by the Bishop would not
occur for several weeks, no time as yet having
been fixed upon. The same gentlemen thought
that wLen the right of ownership to Christ's
Church was taken into the civil courts for deci
sion, as it undoubtedly would be, It would be
found that among tlie pew-holders of the church
there were many anti-Cheneyltes.
This concludes the Whitehouse-Cheney affair,
which has occupied the attention of the public
for the past two years, so far as the action of an
ecclesiastical court can go. Tlie superlative de
gree of punishment which has beau recom
mended bv the court will undoubtedly be pro
nounced by Bu-bop YVhiteuotise, thus removiug
Mr. Cheney beyond the pale of the Episcopal
Church, and outside of the jurisdiction of the
Bishop or any ecclesiastical court wnich he
might see tit to call together. Upon the pro
mulgation of tho sentence Recommended by the
court, Mr. Cheney will 6tand upon an indepen
dent platform, as he, iu effect, has done since
the former trial. Chicago Republican, May 5.
Fire In Syracuse Two Men Burned to
Death lu a Magulo Iujurles and Narrow
Kcajcw of Other Parties.
The Syracuse (.N. Y.) Journal of Saturday
At twenty minutes past 7 o'clock last evening,
an alarm of tire was sounded from box 10,
corner of Fulton and Olive streets. It was
occasioned by the diseovery that the hajnio
kept by James Dings and Dolla Foster, No. 85
1'earl street, Fourth ward, was in (lames. The
origin of the fire was as follows: A lad named
Frank Robinson, employed about the house,
went to a five-gallon can of burning fluid, which
was in the saloon on the ground Uoor, aud filled
a lamp. Alter tilling the lamp, he lit it, throw
ing the still burning match upon the floor, not
observing that some of the fluid hid leaked
from tho can. The burning match fell iu the
spilled fluid, and in a second the blaze commu
nicated to the can, which soon exploded, scat
tering its contents over the floor. At
the time of giving the alarm there
were in the Louse John Hand, of Liverpool,
James Dings, Delia Foster, Alice iardner, and
Mary White, all Inmates. The boy ran up
stairs to the room occupied by Diugs, whom
he found lying on the bed asleep, and tried to
awakeu him. but was told to clear out and let
him alone. The boy next went upstairs and tried
to awakeu Ilaud, who was also asleep, but with
no better success. By this time the flames had
spread so rapidly that the boy was compelled to
leave to save himself, which he did. Tho girls
White and Oardnerhad, on the alarm beingglven,
hastened to their rooms to try aud save their
effects, and aflerstaylugaslong as they could and
when nearly stilled by the smoke, they at
tempted to d' scend the stairs, but found their
retreat cut off, the stairs being all in flames.
The girl White started for one of t"io front
windows in the second story, aud, kicking out
the glass, jumped out, lauding on the roof of a
rear shed, from which position she was rescued.
She had several cuts about her f-jot and letr.
The Gardner girl rau to a window in the rear of
the house and lumped out. Hiding on trie
ground and sustaining severe cuts about the
face and bruises ou her VixcK. and arm. Tue
woman Foster attempted to got into the room
where Diugs was, by means of a balcony lu
front, but on opening the frout door the Haines
and smoke struck her in the face, burning her
quite severely and driving her back. The fact
that two men were in the burning building was
uot generally known, and the rapidity with
which the flames spread would have niade It ex
trenuely hazardous for any one to attempt to get
to 1 11 tin.
As soon as it was possible, search was made
for the missing men. Ou entering the bed-room
the body of Diugs was discovered. The slats of
the bedstead, ou which he had lain down after
supper, had turned off, and the mattress and
bedding had fallen down noon the floor. In the
centre of this, aud crosswise of the ted, lay
Dings upon his face. The back portion of his
body and his head are burned to a crisp, his
clothing being almost entirely burned from his
lady. In the third 6tory was found the body
of liand. who, it appears, must have made an
attempt to save himself ou finding the house was
tire. The body lay near the bed, the feet
beiLg beneath It. A quilt, partially buruad, was
found wrapped about him, as though he hai
sought to protect himself from the flame. Both
Dings and lland had been drinking freely, and
after supper both thought to take a nan. Tha
deep tleep induced by their potations was, no
doubt, the cause of their not understanding the
boy who attempted to save them, and their
icussi1 to ; u? eosared Ujeir brribic dsau.
THE FRfcEDMEJTSl SCHOOLS.
Snceess of (he Pennsylvania Ilellef Associ
ation. While we bear on every hand of the Ku-klux
outrages, it is gratifying to know of the change
of feeling by the people of the South in regard
to the Freedraen'e schools and the teachers sent
out by the Northern associations. Many of these
schools have been adopted by the State authori
ties, who frequently make application for
teachers from the North, through the associa
tion, as well as pupils out of their Normal
schools, to become teachers in their State
schools, where State aid does not extend to the
freedmen, and asking that the Bchools may
continue, promising to pay two-thirds of the
expense. The following from a Lynchburg
(Va.) paper will show that the authorities there
have adopted all the Lynchburg schools of the
Pennsylvania Freedmen's Relief Association:
Mr. Avcrett stated the object of the meeting to be
to express their wishes and desires In reference to
the retention or not of the teaihers now teaching at
Polk street school-house, and asked all to express
Mr. Nicholas Butler offered the following pre
amble aud resolutions, which were unanimously
Whrrea, Professor J. E. Yoder, the two Misses
Whitaker, and Miss Stevens, being the teachers
sent here by tho Virginia Branch A. F. U. Commis
sion, have been wlih us for a long time, and bv their
faithful and untiring eil'orts for the establishment or
schools in tills city have 'won for them the conii
llleuce aud esteem of both parents and children;
therefore be It
Hemlvrd, That It Is our wish that they may be re
tained under the State organization, that thev mav
continue a work lu which they have been so zealous
Kobert A. FerMns offered the following, which
was adopted :
Jtcnolred, That a copy of the foregoing resolutions
be sent to the Superintendent of Public Schools, as
expressive of our wishes, and a copy of the same be
sent to each of the teachers, and a vote of thanks to
the Pennsylvania Branch of the A. F. U. Commis
sion, through colonel Kobert R. Corsou, Its Corres
On motion of Mr. Squire Taliaferro, the Chair ap
pointed the following a committee to wait upon die
Superintendent, Mr. A. F. Blggers, aud present him
witn a copy 01 the resolution adopted this evening.
Committee ltoyal J. Morgan. Kobert A. Pwrklns.
Fphraim Hav, Henry Ballew, Zach Langley, William
Smith, and Thomas D. Wade.
On motion the meeting adjourned.
John Kvjekktt, Chairman.
B. Branch, Secretary.
The meeting was a very larg one indeed. The
church was crowded. The resolutions were adopted
without a dissenting voice. The colored people
were really enthusiastic aud in earnest wnen they
asked lor the retention of these teachers.
THE TILLAIN FOSTER.
Ills Own Statement of the Street Car
The New York Tribune has a long statement
from the wretch who killed Mr. A. D. Putnam.
Foster says: "When 1 got on the car I stood on
the frout platform, with my back against the
front window on the left hand side going up.
I paid my fare from a minute to a minute and
a halt alter getting on. 1 stood, there about five
or six minutes, when the driver touched my arm
to attract my attention inside the car. I looked
in, but I dou't remember what I saw there. I
bad drank tit tee u or sixteen glasses ot whisKy,
and I was very drunk. I didn't enter the car
then. In a little while afterwards 1 opened the
door and went in. I sat down and fell into a
sort of a doze. I can't say bow long 1 sat there,
but after a while I trot up and went on to the
front platform again. I was then in a stupor.
1 dou t remember that 1 saw auy girl in the car.
I didn't notice what was the-'.- I cau't say
where Mr. Putnam sat, whether in the corner
or opposite to me. 1 don t know where the girl
sat; I didn't see her get up at all.
"While 1 sat in fie car Mr. Putnam to d me
that I had too much bad rum lu me and wasn't
fit to talk to. Before I went into the car he
called me a loafer and a coward. I dou't know
why he did it, unless because the door was
opened aud shut a few times. I don't know by
whom it was opened and shut, whether the
young lady did il or not. I don't recollect any
thing I did after leaving the inside of the car.
The lady who was with the girl did uot speak to
me. I didn't see tho girl change her seat.
When I got off I can't Bay whether the car had
stopped for me or for a passenger. I don't re
member that it had stopped at all. I don't know
where Mr. Putnam and his party got off. I
have no recollection of seeing a car-book. I
was very drunk that night, drunk enough
to stagger. I didn't hear the car bell ring to
stop. When Mr. Putnam called me a loafer and
a coward I made no reply that I remember, but
I wou't be positive that I did not. lie then went
inside again, and it was after this that I went
inside. I don't know whether be was with the
ladies or not; I didn't notice any of them. I
don't know at what time I got home; my wife
says about 1 o'clock. I was arrested about 3; I
had rot gone to bed; my wife says I was asleep
in a chair; she says she told me two detectives
were there. I don't remember saying anything
on the way to the station-house. I kuow that I
walked, but don't remember whether any one
took hold of me."
AX ARMY OF CATERPILLARS.
Railways Trains Compelled to Stop by
their Accumulation ou the Track A
Lake Sw arming with the Creepers.
For several days past, myriads of little black
caterpillars have appeared in various sections in
this vicinitv. On the line of the Mississippi and
Tennessee Railroad, a few miles south ot this
COVERED THE RAILROAD TRACK
to such an extent that the wheels of the railway
trains refused to oass over them, but whirled
around with such velocity that the trains slood
still. Upon reaching the "varmints" the loco
motive crushed them with a popping, snapping
sound for a few hundred feet, and when the
wheels were well greased with fat, it would
stop, and not until the track was swept and
sanded would the wheels perform their duty.
Shortly after passing, the caterpillars
AGAIN SWARMED OVER THE RAILS,
and the next passing train had the same work
of sweeping to perform. They have also been
Been, though less numerously, on the Memphis
and C harleston and Memphis and Little Kock
roads. Out at the race course last week it was
stated that when persons sat down on the
ground, only a few moments elapsed before the
' sittee was covered with the creepers, which
seemed to rise from the very earth or some
other hidden abode.
It is stated that a little lake or sheet of water,
some seven miles from the city, near Noneou
LITERALLY SWARMING WITH CATERPILLARS,
which, having crowded around its border in
such countless numbers are crowded into the
water by force of numbers from the vast armies
in the rear. This phenomenon is the most re
markable Incident of the season, and none can
acconnt for the unexpected visit. Hemphis
Avalanche, 2d instant.
Touching luktauce of Attachment.
A middle-aged gentleman went past our oflice
last evening sobbing ad moaning bitterly. He
wrung his hands, and tears were streaming
down bis cheeks. Loud was his cry, and with
pity did we hear him moan, "Oh my Duluth,
my poor dear Duluth." We ran out and tried
to comfort him, but with increased sighs and
pitiful groans did he exclaim, "Darling Duluth.
oh mv sweet, innocent, lovely Duluth. O-ho-ho!
My Duluth! Duluth! Duluth!" We had never
witnessed a demonstration of this kind before,
but ou inquiry we learn that among the true and
loyal lovers of this city similar exhibitions of
1 their aitection are not at all uncommon. XM
1 iuwt Uiming Cuii
TO-DAY'S CABLE NEWS.
Rebellion's Approaching Collapse.
Tlie Yersailliftt8 Gaining Ground.
An Asylum at tha Taileries.
The Crisis in Mexico.
The Juarez Party Sustained.
An Ohio Town Burned Down.
Great Fire in Wilmington,Dol,
Etc., Etc., Etc.. Etc., Etc., Etc.
TBT ASSOCIATED PRES3.
Exclusivity to The Keening Telegraph. '
A Sortie ou Saturday.
Loudon, May 8630 A. M The Daily
Telegraph has the following special despatch
from Paris, dated Sunday:
A sortie was made on Saturday in the direc
tion of Issy.
The Insurgents were Repulsed,
with enormous loss, and Hid to Paris. They
Fired on Their Friends,
who refused to open the gates into the Vnu-
There was a
Panic at Fort Vanvres,
where the Nationals deserted their position.
General Rosscl has ordered the right sleeves of
their uniforms to be cut off as a punishment.
is inclined to give up the forts, but insists on
the strict payment of the war indemnity, for
which purpose he suggests that loans be raised
by the French Government. Tho main points
of the treaty of peace have been agreed on be
tween Bismarck and Favre.
The Peace Conference.
Frankfort, May 7. Tho third conference
was attended by MM. Favre, Ponyer-Quertler,
aud Ducroc, and Prince Bismarck and Baron
Arnim. M. Erlanger, the banker, was present a
part of the time. The conference lasted four
hours, and an agreement was reached as to the
main points. The document will be drawn up
to-morrow and on Tuesday sent to the French
Assembly and the German Emperor for ratifi
cation. The Emperor Telegraphed to Bismarck
yesterday, saying: "While Btrictly adhering to
the preliminary stipulation I am willing to afford
all possible facilities for a complete understand
ing. I am willing to fully discuss tho means for
an early suppression of anarchy and for the
establishment of a legal government in France."
Bismarck Returns to Berlin 1
on Tuesday. The imperialists are 6aid to be
very active in the rural districts of France.
Another Version of Saturday's Fight.
Paris, May 7 Evening The Versalllists
reconnoitred. Their ranks were decimated by
the mitrailleuse of the Communists, and they
were routed. General Rossel visited the out
posts during the night, and returned at 5 this
morning. General Rossel's mother is a Scotch
woman. At the beginning of the war the Gene
ral lived st Bourges, and coning to Paris de
manded active service, but, being discouraged,
thought of embarking in journalism. The
editor of the Temps persuaded him to remain
in the army. It is the general opinion that
France has at last fouid, in him, a true soldier.
At a club meeting; held in the church of St.
Nicholas, In the Champs Elysees, last night, M.
Perrln proposed that the Commune summon
To Liberate Blanqul
within twenty-four hours, on pain of putting the
Archbishop of Paris to death. The proposition
was carried by acclamation.
I have just seen a soldier of the National
Guard, 2'Jth Battalion, wounded In the late affair
at d'lssy. He states that he was surprised by
the Versaillist commander, who
My informant received twenty-five wounds,
laid two hours, and crawled to the outposts.
The Funeiuls In theQuartler lies Gobelins
are innumerable. The Avenue d'ltalic is
thronged with hearses. A great meeting of
men over fifty years of age took plaie on the
Place Bastille. Five thousand were present aud
marched to the Louvre and demanded arms.
They say they want to show the young men
how to fight. Arms were promised them.
I'rieoners taken are returned if they refuse to
fight for the Commune, the insurgents being
unable to feed useless mouths. The Federals
are greatly exasperated over the report! that
the YersaUllsts kill the wounded on the field of
EnglUh Opinion of the High Communion.
London, May 8. The Times, In an article
upon the labors of the Joint High Commission,
expretees the hope that the Congress of the
United States will be willing to accept and ap
prove the work of the negotiators. "The
treaty," says the Times, "is yet only a provi
sional one, and must be ratified by both houses
of Parliament." Of this, however, the Tunes
seems entirely confident.
The Cause of Xapoleou.
Berlin, May 8. It is stated, upon what Is said
to be oiilclal authority, that eulistmeuts of men
for the support of the cause of the Emperor
Napoleon in France are being made in America.
The Napoleonic Dynasty.
London, May 8. It is again rumored that
the Emperor Napoleon has gone to France
secretly, relying upon the disaffection in the
army for support in an attempt to regain the
Versailles, May 8. Nothing of importance
occurred here during last night. The new bat
teries at Montretout, mounting eighty-twoguns,
w ill open fire on Paris to-day.
baB issued a proclamation to the people of Parlj,
la wfckb fee s7 Ujftt ttf tfVYfr1?0.!
"Will Not Bombard the City,
but moke an cseanlt upon the ramparts. lie
requests the citizens to rally around the troops,
and promises in return for their aid the granting
an amnesty and the continuance of the subsidies
to the poor.
This Morning's Quotations.
LivBRrooL, May 8 10 80 A. M. Cotton opened
quiet and steady; middling npiands, T(a7,'d.;
middling Orleans. 7xti,. The sales to-day are
estimated at 10,000 bales.
London, Mav 81 Van A. M. Consols for money,
9fli; for acconnt, 9393. American securi
ties quiet and stemlj ; D. . bowls of ISOi, 9U?,'; of
1JB5. old. 90 V! Of Wi, 92X5 10-408. 89)tf.
London, llay 8. Tallow active at 44s.
IBY ASSOCIATED ritSSS.
Ecccluirirely to The Kvrnintf Ttbgraph.
The Mlnlsteral Crisis Triumph of Juarez
Citt or Mexico, April 30, via Havana, May 7.
The party of President Juarez triumphed In
the final vote on the Guerrero questien, the vote
being 94 to 90. It was a test question for the
administration, and the ministerial crisis talked
of by the President is not now Imminent.
Juarez will keep Romero and Mejla as long as
they will stay in the Cabinet.
The road from Vera Cruz to the capital Is safe
The railroad has been completed to near Cordoba.
The opening of the Atolce bridge, an Iron structure,
three hundred and thirty feet In length, by the Eng
lish Rallrad Company, was presided over by Air.
Nelson, the United States Minister to Mexico.
The Claims Commission.
The period In which the Claims Commission Is to
complete its labors has been prolonged Jfor one year.
Tho treaty of prolongation has been signed bv
Minister Nelson and the Mexican Secretary of
The Lower California Question.
Vessrs. Wood and KellORR"s resolution In the
TJnitod States House of Representatives tonehlng
Lower California has heen discussed at length by
the Mexican press.
Triumph of Lerdo's Partisans.
President Juarez has yielded to Congress on the
question of the Municipal Council of the capital. lie
says that he yielded to preserve the peace. The par
tisans or Senor Lerdo now hold possession of all the
The well-known statistician and historian, Manuel
rnjno, has written and published a series of arti
cles, holding that It is the manifest destiny of the
Northern races to absorb the Southern, ami aUudlng
to the fact that Mexico Is among the latter. The
Mexican newspapers dispute his theories.
The Tehuaulcpcc Canal.
News from the Isthmus of Tehuantepec con Arms
the reports previously received of the practicability
of a ship canal.
Consul TTovt, of MlnatltUn, Is dead, and Herman
Brouson has" been appointed in his stead.
Tne Mexican Protestauts are malting considerable
FROM THE STA TE.
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Exclusively to The Evening Telegraph.
President Grant's Movements.
Harkisburg, May 8. On Saturday President
Grant passed through here on his way to New
vllle, Pa., in company with Jay Cooke, to spend
Sunday, where his family have been for some
time, visiting Dr. Alex. Sharp. 7 he President
returns to Washington this afternoon, leaving
Newvllle at 11 o'clock this morning.
Work Resumed In the Coal Region.
Pottsville, May 8. Kear & Anstris' men
resumed work this morning, on the operators1
terms of fixed wages miners, $13; inside la
borers, $11, and outside laborers, $10 per week,
10 per cent, off of contract work.
Tho following collieries resumed work this
morning on the operators' proposition of April
22: Laurence, Merkle & Co., at Mahanoy
Planes; Maple Dale, at Mahanoy City; and Kear
Sc Anstris, at Mlnersville. Others are preparing
to follow. The coal operators consider the
strike as virtually ended in this county.
Demonstration of Miners at Hyde Park.
Hyde Park, Pa., May 8. A large procession
of miners to-day marched through the town in
an orderly manner. A large meeting will be
held this afternoon in Fellows' woods, where
they will be addressed by President James
Kealy. They appear firmly resolved to stand
out until their rights are guaranteed.
FROM THE WEST.
BY ASSOCIATED PRESS
Exclusively to The Evening Telearaph.
Chicago, May 8 Vice-Pi e6ident Co'fax left
South Bend last evening for Washington, to be
present at the extra session of the United States
Destruction of a Town by Fire.
Cleveland, May 8. It is reported that the
town of Fagundas, in the oil regions, was
entirely destroyed by fire last night. No par
ticulars have been received.
FROM BEL A WARE.
BY ASSOCIATED PRESS.
Exclusively to The Evening Telegraph.
Destructive Fire at Wilmington.
Wilmington, Del., May 8 All of the work
shops of the Philadelphia, Wilmington, and
Baltimore Railroad Company are now burning.
The depot is also in great danger. About twenty
locomotives and all of the machinery will be
BY ASSOCIATED PRESS
Ejclueively to The Evening Telegraph.
Washington, May 8. The 5th Marj'land
ReglnteDt will arrive here on Wednesday morn
ing on the way to Mouut Vernoa. They will
receive a marching salute from the President.
This regiment comprises men some of whom
were in theUnlsn and others In the Confederate
army during the late war.
Government Weather Report,
War Department, Office or Tn Chirp Sional
Officer, Washington, May 8-10-30 A. M Synnp-
kis for thspast tweutv-f"ur hours: The barometer
on the Pacific coast continues high with, a slight fall
of tc npTiur. Ku area of low pre.-sure probably
exists west of Iowa. The hisraest pressure is now
central over Alabama. The barometer still remains
quite low on the cotst of Maine, with cold
northwest winds in the Middle and 1 Us tern States.
A very rapid fall in the nan-metT teok place on
ftunday In the Ohio Valley, but the pressure is now
recovered. Temperature ha risei',ui frenh north
easterly winds la-gai to be felt on Lake Michigan.
Heavy snow with westerly gale is reported from
frulxibilitieH. -Clear or partiHy cloudy weather
will prsbably continue duriDE Monday on the lower
lakes and Atlantic coast. Iucrpaslnsr northeasterly
winds on tha upper lakes, cloudy aud rainy weather
Froat In New York State.
Pocghkeetbie, May 8. The farmers in the
interior report a heavy frost last night.
Chicago Flour and Wheat Market.
Special Detpalch to The Evening Telegraph,
Chicago, May 8 9S0 A. M. Wheat dull; Ne.
!, l-ttV; tinsel JJfi seller last half ; l-?V(4l-86;,
seller June; Corn sieady at 64 &tiX- seller May
Stfrlyt. Ship'!.! Ker'ipt. Ship'tt.
Flnnr, bbls. 4,tMJ 6,000 Oats, bus.... li.ooo 4ti,Oot)
Wheat.bus. Itf.wuu 1,0 Rye, bus
IVc, m.wj Stt'iww j;ari?j pm.a J,wg xm
CURIOSITIES OF SUICIDE.
A Young Girl Kills Herself Drcsnie She
Wants to See God and Her Dead Brother.
Erom the Davenport loua) Democrat-, May V
One of the most distressing, as well as mvs
terlous, occurrences which we have been called
upon to record for a long time, took place in
our city last evening. A young girl of sixteen
years, named Kate Kummerfelt, whose parents
reside in the western part of the city, delibe
rately "shuflled off this mortal coll" by jumping
into the Mississippi, near the foot of Ripley
street. She had left her outer garments upon
the boat, and in her pocket was found the fol
lowing letter to ber parents:
"Farewell, dear father and mother! I hope you
will not be frtghtensd. I am tired of this bad world,
1 want to go to Ued and see my little sister and bro
ther. I shall write this letter myself as good as I
ran, tmt probably you eannot read It. Here Is some
thing for my mother. There is no cause for this act,
you can depend upon that. Virtuous I have always
been; pure is my soul ; but I have always kept it to
myself so that others might not make sport of me.
Now 1st me hasten to my home on the happy way
to heaven. I will find the way about as far as It, as
(od is above me he will cheer me up Before me is
the water; above me Is the moon. Give my best re
spects to all my friends. And now, farewell.
Deliberate Self-Murder of a Cincinnati
The Cincinnati Times of Saturday says:
Between 1 and 2 o'clock this morning a young
man named John A. Birkle, aged about eighteuu
years, was found in his room at Mrs. Moore's
boarding-house, No. 10 Third street, between
Scott and Madison, in the agonies of death, he
having swallowed a large quantity of strychnine.
A physician was promptly obtained, but the un
fortunate youth was beyond the reach of medical
skill, and died in about twenty minutes. The
deceased was a clerk in a wholesale drug house
at the corner of Fifth and Walnut streets. On
Wednesday he spent most of the day in going
about the city inviting his friends and acquaint
ances to attend his funeral, telling them that he
intended to commit suicide, but none of them
Eald any attention to his statements, thinking
e was joking or in liquor.
One man called him a " fool," whereupon
be commenced crying, and finally pulled a vial
out of his vest pocket and said that it eontalued
the poison that he was going to take. About 10
o'clock P. M. he went to his boarding-house,
and, after playing a game of euchre with an
acquaintance, retired to his room, where he em
ployed himself for about two hours in writing
letters to his mother, father, brothers, and
sisters, who reside near Burlington, Booue
county. The letters were all pretty much alike,
simply telling them that he was about to com
mit suicide, bidding them adieu, and asking
them to attend his funeral. In a letter written
to his sweetheart, Miss Emma Minor, of Bur
lington, he stated that he did not know why he
was committing suicide. None of the letters
written reveal the slightest hint as to why he
A Hotel Bell Boy Decamps wllh Diamond
Jewelry Sent to a Lady Gueat.
Mrs. Whitney, a lady stopping at the Grand
Central Hotel, on Saturday purchased diamonds
to the amount of $4000, intended as a bridal
present to her daughter. She left orders that
they should be sent to her hotel. About six
o'clock a messenger from the jewelry store
where the purchase was made entered the hotel
with a package addressed to Mrs.
Whitney. Mr. Mills, one of the clerks, re
ceived the same and called Martin Fay, one
of the bell boys, to whom he gave instructions
to carry it to Mrs. Whitney's room. Mr. Mills
was unaware of the value of tho packages aud
was somewhat surprised an hour afterwardf to
receive an inquiry from Mrs. Whitney a? to
whether a package of diamond jewelry had been
received for her. He called for the boy Martin
Fay, and to his astonishment the boy was
nowhere to be found. Competent detectives
were immediately put on the track of the fugi
tive bell boy, and there is no doubt but he will
be speedily caught. A'. Y. IJerald, to-day.
Court of Quarter Sessions Judge Finlctter.
Petty prison cases were tried to-day.
Charles Edwards was acquitted of the charge of
stealing one dollar from a tavern at Twenty-tlrst
and Filbert streets, the evidence being that one of
four men teok the money, but not proving which
particular one did it.
Mary MeCabe was convicted of the larceny of a
bale of muslin that was taken from a store at Fif
teenth and Market streets, and found In her pos-
John Sweeney, alias Edward Swann, pleaded
guilty to two charges of receiving stolen nood.s.
Lewis llaversiick was convicted of assault and
battery upon his wife.
John Strieker was acquitted of the charge of Inter
fering with an o Ulcer while making; an arrest, the
evidence Showing the arrest to hve been wrongful,
llalues vs. Ualnes.
Court of Common riecuA.Uion, P. J.
The arguments in this divorce case are being
FINANCE AND COMMERCE.
Evening Tklkohaph Ornoc,!
Muidtr, May 8. ItttL I
The Philadelphia money market is substan
tially in the condition noted during the past
week. The supply of funds offering Is large
and accumulating from day to day, making it
easy to obtain loans on very favorable rates.
The latter are almost nominal, notwithstanding
the sharp demand from the brokers. Large
sums have been offered as lew as 4 per cent, on
choice collaterals, but the usual range Is 5ra6
per cent. Commercial paper of desirable grades
is scarce, and good makers can obtain almost
their own terms for favors.
Gold is quiet and steady, with all the -sales
ranging from lll(allla. closing at the latter.
Government bonds are dull but firm, with a
slight advance in prices as compared with
Btocks were active and prices barely as strong
but steady. Sales of City 0s at 103 for the
Reading Railroad sold at 56 1-16, s. o , up to
56 8-16. Pennsylvania sold in a small way at
Oil Creek and Allegheny at 51 (a hli; Northern
Central at 4'2&!, b. o.; Philadelphia and Erie
at 28; Catawissa at 20., for a small lit; Cam
den aiid Am boy was in demand aud higher.
Sales at 126)27, b. o., closing at the latter.
In Canal shares there we'e sales of Lehigh at
816 35 and Morris preferred at 120.
mil-ADELPIjlfA HTUCK EXCHANGE SALES.
Reported by De Haven A Bro., No. 40 S.Thlrd street.
$1000 Pa R gen m bs no so OCA
reg 94 100 do..
f 6000 Pa A N Y C Is I V loo do.
A R.. 62
800 sh Read. ..sG0.f6 l-ld! 800 (to.
6H0 do B(i 8-16
200 do. ...SS. Mi 8-18
200 d0...b3ij.56 8-16
1800 do b;t. ei
ruo do.. .boo r6 s-itf
8 do t6't
1 sh Manuf Bk... 29
tit ah retina K ti!4
100 sh N Cent It.siiO fi
loo do b60. 4i?i
8sh Cata 11 20 v
141 shCam A
2i do ..
2"tt sh Phil BR.bS 21','
VB5 sh Cent Trans... 4;tf
100 sa LeS Na. sso. at';
40 shiath A 15th B 25
MSbSHS. Da HaVKN Si
Bhotxmm, ju. o b. Third
Etreet-FhUadeiDlila. reDOrt the follow leg quotations
u. 8. es of 1881, lie, ii7s, : do. imi2. liO'.&lllv;
da 1864, lio'inni ; do. ibos. nov ii: ao. ism
now,113113i, ; do. 1S67, do. 113'Bi4U3', ; do. lbS8,
do. 1 13 j 1113; 10-40S, lutV(",ttV D. 30 Yai
per cent. Currency, 11AV11SV; Hold. 11U4
111WS BUver. loaX'1"81 Union Pacitlo 11 road
1st Moru Bonds, wj-oV; Central Pactdo ;tUU
road, nHi,H'l,', ; Union Paolno Laud Uraut bonds,
MBSuaa. William Painter Co.. No. M 8. Third
street, report tha following quotailuns: U. S. Ss of
1881. 117117 V; 5-Saof 1S, llllllj,'; do. 164,
lie? '111 : do. lsea, Uo?,til; do., July,
llb',113V: do., Juiy, 1MJ, H3Vi4U3Ji ; do. July,
Msrtet?ttadyCJ UB118- ld 131U.
10-OOA.M Ill 10 33 A. M. ... 111V
10'18 Ill litK) M...... Ill
10-16 lUX;12-0iP. ill x
10-8S " Ill ' "A
Philadelphia Trade Report,
Monday, May 8 There Is nothing doing In Clover
or Timothy seed to Ox prices. Flaxseed, if here,
would command 210 per bushel.
Holders of No. 1 Quercitron Btrk asr. t-10 per
ton, but there Is no demand for the article.
There Is no Improvement to record lu the Flonr
market, the demand being conOned almost exclu
sively to the wants of the trade. About 1800
barrels changed hands, Including unsound at
superfine at s B74b-62; extras at-I5-Tffia5:
Wisconsin and Minnesota extra family at tt 7.1(47 its'
Pennsylvania do. 00. at 46 2n6-75; ludlana and!
ill!?0:-10" !76X; and fmncy brands at
7-7!X8-i5. Rye Hour commands $5-J0. Trices of
Corn Meal are nominal.
There Is not much demand for Wheat and no
change from Saturday's quotations. Sales of 8000
bushels Western red at tl-frvA;-6; Pennsylvania do
do. at $1-01 ; and amber at 113 ai -67. Kye is scarce
and sold at $1-20. Corn Is in better request, with
sales of 6000 bushels yellow at 78c. ami Western
mixed at 7.va76o. Oats are unchanged ; 8000 buBiels
Western and Pennsylvania sold at 6V64c
Whisky The stock Is liht aud prices firm. Sales
of Western Iron-bound barrels at3c
Philadelphia Cattle Market.
Monday, May 8. There is no Improvement to re
cord In the market for Beef Cattle, the dem ind from
the butchers still being limited and confined to
small lines to meet the pressing wants ot their cus
tomers. We quite choice at 8($8xc ; fair to good at
6J'Tjtfc, and common at 4 cc. per lb., gross. fcRe
celpts 2000 head. The following are the particulars
of the sales:
7b Owen Smith, Western, 6.
40 Jas. Christy, Lancaster co., 7jSV.
40 K. Mayues. Western, 6?$a;sv.
47 John McArdle, Western, 8itsx.
lis A. Christy, Western, 7ce.S.
30 Dengler & McCleese, Lancaster, CO., T7!tf.
46 P. McFillen. Lancaster co., 7(S.
100 Ph. Hathaway, Lancaster co., 7V(a8,4'.
12 B. F. McFillen, Lancaster co., 7tf(48.
75 Jas. McFillen, Lancaster co., 7(8.
f.O K. 8. McFillen. Lancaster co., 7)iS.S.
tl James S. Kirk, Lancaster co., 1
240 J. J. Martin & Co., Western, 7v8.
120 M. Ulluian, Lancaster co., 7iS."
f) I). Suiyth a Bro., Lancaster co., 7rt$7V.
1M Moouey. Miller . Co., Westera, 7,s.
45 Dennis Smyth, Pennsylvania, 7V(73tf.
45 Mooney Jk Bro., Lancaster co., 63.
M L. Frank, Pennsylvania, 78.
80 Ous. Sehamberg, Western, 7iS.
20 11. Chain, Pennsylvania and Western, 67,V.
10 11. Chain, Jr., Lancaster co., 61f(7x.
S3 II. Blum Si Sou, Western, 7X(s74.
12 H. Frank, Western, 7(38.
42 Klcorn A Co., Pennsylvania, Trt8.
107 Hope Levy.Western. 7(KY.
27 ii. Frank, Pennsylvania, 77V'.
tB L. Leaveiistlne, Pennsylvania, 7V
80 S. Steinburg, Wetern. 77V.
Cows ami Calves There Is more demand for this
description of stock and prices are Arm. S ties of
fresh cows at 83()75 and springers at $3065. Re
ceipts, 250 head.
Sheep are in fair request at about previous flenres.
We quote clipped at 6,Vit6!c., and woolled at 6Xi
8X-c. pi r lb. Rross, Keeeipts, 12,000 head.
Hogs are dull and weak in price. Sales of corn
fed at S5 8 60 per 100 lbs. net. Receipts, 242S
LATEST SUiri'LMJ 1NTELLIHKSCE.
PORT OF PHILADELPHIA, MAY 8
ETATE OF THBRMOMKTBB AT THB EVENING TILBOHAFU
8 A M 65 1 11 A. M. C8 I S P. M...-..68
Sun Sbts .
. .... 4 -8a Moon Sets
. . 7' 1 Uion Watkk
Liverpool, May 7 Arrived, steamer Minnesota,
from New Vors, and ship I'riuucsa Alice, from (ial
veston. London, May 8 The bark George Annie, from
Liverpool for Boston, was abandoned at sea. The
ciew ere sa7ed.
The United States storeshlp Sapply has sailed for
An erica via Lisdou.
Steamship Laclau, from New York, arrived In the
CLKAF-KD THIS MORNING.
Steamer Ann Eliza, Richards, New York, W. P. Clyde
Tug Joe Johnson, Ingraham, Baltimore, with a tow
of barges, W. P. Clde A Co.
Tub Fairy Queen Wilson, Baltimore, with a tow
ol barges, W. T. Clyde Co.
ARRIVED THIS MORNING.
Steamship Norfolk, Piatt, from Klehmon via Nor
folk, ivlth nidse. and paBseugers to W. P. Clyde Co.
Steamer Bristol, Wallace, 24 hours frout Now Tork.
with mdse. to W. P. ciyds A Co.
Steamer W. Whilldln, KiKgans, 13 hours from Hal.
tiniore, with mdse. and passengers to A. Graves, Jr.
rt. bark Lalia W., I.eutz, 45 days from Liverpool,
with mdse. to Peter Wright & Suns.
Bark Henry P. Lord, Piakham, 7 days from Car
denas, with molasses.
Br. bitg Pathfinder, Cousins, 8 days fm Matanzaa,
With sugar to John Mason A Co.
Br. schr Leading Star, Foote, 6 days fm St. John,
N. B., wllh lumber to Harbert, Davis k Co. vessel
to Lennox A Burgess.
Schr M. C Mcsciuy, McFarland, 8 days fm Saga a,
with molasses to S. ti W. Welsh.
Schr C. C. Bcarse, Hodgson, 7 days from Sasua,
wlih moiasses to S. A W. Welsh vessel to Lennox
Schr Ann E. Valentine, Bayles, 13 days from Clen
fut gws, with molasses to (Jcorge C. Carson & Co.
vtsttl to Lennox A Burgess.
Schr Only Son, Lewis, 7 days? m ' orfolk, with
raiirc ad ties to K. P. Burton.
Schr D. G. Floyd, Clifford. 5 days from Somerset,
R. L, with mdse. to Lennox A burgess.
Schr Phil Sheridan, Clinord, 3 days fa Somerset,
Wi. h ludse. to Lennox A Burgess.
Schr 1 nomas w. Ware, Afcdiil, from James River,
Va , with lumber to Collins A Co.
Schr General Grant, Colbum, from Norfolk, with
lumber to D. X. Trainer A Co.
fcchr l our Sisters, Laws, 1 day from Mllford, Del.,
with grain to John L. lieducr.
Schr Mary a. Loughery, Tylor, from Norfolk,
Schr Pauline Rainbo, Ryder, from Baltimore, with
Schr Edl h Mav, Hngins, fm Welirteet, with fish.
Schr Maggie Weaver, M caver, from Boston.
Tug Fairy Queen, Wilson, from Baltimore, with
a tow of bsrgi s to W. P. Clyde & Co.
Tug Joe Juhnsnn, Ingraham, from Baltimore, With
a tw of barges to W. P. Clyde A Co.
Correipoiulence ff Tti Aettw7 TelepravK.
KAbTON A McMAUON'S BULLETIN.
New Vi kk oki ics, Mv 6. 12 barges leave in tow
to-night, for B-UUuiare? light.
Baliimokk Bhanch Okfii'K, May6 The follow,
lng bxrrfts leave In tow to-iiight, loaded with coal
for New 1 ork:
M. H. Kirkpairlck, T. A. Horton. W. II. named,
Haiulot, isttllo, A. H. dnsw Id, A. J. Tavlor, K. H.
Rockwood, a. V. Joslj u, N. W. Finch, Frank Shel
don, B. Van Vlelt. D. h. WUite, I!. W. King, C. Uw
ner, V. McWilllami., National, K. C. Potter, C. A.
DamOeld, Osprey, E. B. Tlu;tuons, J. v Scovill, M.
Hennessey, G. 11. Stewart, C. A. Sliltman, James
Lrd, sad C. U. Swau
J. II. Vedder, with coa fir rhlladelphii. 28 In all.
Phii.adi:i.I'uia Bham'U On ion, May Weathtr.
Ou taiuriiv, wind K. ry N. ; suowery; at turn of
mpht (midnight) wind backed up to N., bursting out
with violcr.ee; tlun veered to W. N., at T A. it.,
jet raining heavy. May 8. Tuts 6-80 wind W. N.,
by vaueou Siat House. Barometer: Sunday, 7th,
H'iJO A. M.. receding, stopped at 29 12-2o; 6 A. M.,
Ilbll g to V9 10-20. . L. S. C.
Special iM fipatch to The Evening TeUnrapK
IUvkk-uk-Grace, May 8. Tho following boats
Lave in tow to-day :
l esota and J. J. Fausuaught, with lumber to Tay
lor A Belts.
CLurhe and Rollie. E. T. fostletawait, and P.J.
Tinsnian, w ith luiiitn-r to Wat.-on, Maioue it Son.
C. M. Blanchard, with lumber to Craig & Blan
churd widiam and Edward, with lumber to Say lor, Day
A M. He
V. S Grant, James Boyd, and Ado, with coal to
J. It. White A Sfn,
Luzie and Three Brothers, with coal to U. Gaw
tbrop. Mary snd Bailie, with coal to C. R. Lindsay.
Coiiulh, to J. C. Morns
Horace Johnson, with coal to Dodson A Co.
V. W. Levau, with luui'o.-r to . B. Taylor fc. Son.
Prlscilla, with IuujUit, for Wilmington, Del.