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VOL. XV. NO. 110.
PHILADELPHIA, AVE ONES DAY, MAY 10, 1871.
DOUBLE SHEET THREE CENTS.
WASHINGTON THROUGH TICKETS.
Strange Robbery in St. Louis.
Man Chloroformed in a Car.
Raiway Accident at Lancaster.
The Great Jersey Lease.
Heading the Rival of Penna. Central
WASHINGTON "THROUGH TICKETS."
Ilfttoratlon of Through-ticket Arrange,
mcnts Between Washington, PhlladcL.
phla, ami New York.
It will be remembered that In December last,
when the Superior Court of Baltimore city de
cided that toe capitation tax of the State of
Maryland, on the Washington Branch, was un
constitutional, tbo Baltimore and Ohio Company
at once reduced the passenger fare between
Baltimore and Washington from tl-50 to tl'20,
taking off the entire tax, viz., 20 per cent. The
fare between Washington and New York was
then $8, and between Washington and Philadel
phia t4-!!0. Tho Baltimore and Ohio Company, in
view of the reduction it desired to make on the
through tickets, proposed that tbe Philadelphia,
Wilmington, and Baltimore, and the New Jersey
roads should agree to such reductions in their
proportions 8 8 they had formerly expressed a
willingness to make, so as to reduce the prices
of these tickets to $ 7 50 and $4-50, respectively.
In consequence of the refusal by those compa
nies to make the reduction proposed, the sale of
through tickets ceased, although arrangements
were made to continue to check bag
gage between these cities. It Is learned
that the difficulties hare been finally
adjusted, and the prices proposed by
the Baltimore and Ohio arranged upon a satis
factory basis, so tbat the public will now have
the advantage of the reduced rates then pro
posed by that company. Arrangements have
been perfected so that tickets are now sold to
New England and all the Southern States in
Washington and New York, respectively, and
baggage is checked between the chief cities
from Boston to New Orleans, inclusive. The
reduction made In passenger fares by the
Pittsburg, Washington, and Baltimore read
(Connellsville route), viz., to $8-50 between
Pittsburg and Baltimore, and $9 between Pitts
burg and Washington, is naturally adding to the
travel and increasing the business between th03e
cities. Baltimore Sun.
A Merchant Chloroformed auil Robbed tu
a Street Car.
One of the boldest and most adroit robberies
that has come to our notice, says the St. Louis
Democrat of the 8th instant, for a long time, was
perpetrated on Saturday night, in a street car of
the Union line. Mr. Louis Mestemacher, a com
mission merchant, of the firm of Mestemacher &
Bro., bad been spending the evening with
bis brother. About 12 o'clock he took a street
car to proceed to his residence on Salis
bury street. He ' bad with him a basket
containing some articles for his family. He
noticed that there were only two men in the
car. He became unconscious from what cause
he did not know and on Sixteenth street was
aroused by the driver (or conductor) asking for
his fare. Mr. M. then discovered that he had
been robbed, and smelling the odor of chloro
form, bad no doubt tbat the act was committed
by the two passengers. Ills hat, basket, watch,
pocket-book, and other articles that he had in
bis pockets were gone, besides a bill of ex
change on New York for four thousand dollars
that had been received after bank hours. lie
jumped out of the car and ran to the corner of
Eleventh and OTallon street, where he met
Mr. Charles Facn ("Hardware Charley"). Mr.
Mestemacher was so much excited, and Ms
eyes were so inflamed and wild-looking, that Mr
Fach did not at first recognize him. The two
proceeded to the residence of Mr. Fach, where
Mr. Mestemacher was provided with a cap, and
went home. The amount of money stolen was
$150, and the total loss of Mr. Mestemacher is
about $300. Payment of the bill of exchange
has been stopped, bnt it is not probable that the
thieves will attempt to dispose of it, as by so
doiner they mignt be detected, ine state ot
affairs is truly alarming when a citizen cannot
travel at night in a street car without being
chloroformed and robbed. The police are after
the villains, and if they are caught the longest
term in tbe penitentiary snouia. be their late.
LEASING NEW JERSEY'S RAILROADS.
The Reading Railroad Outbidding the
Pennsylvania Company 81,000,000 Bo
nus Offered for the Leave of the United
The offer of a bonus of $1,000,000 for the
lease of the united railroads of New Jersey.
mentioned yesterday, came from the Reading
Railroad Company. Thlt company already
owns the Bchuvlkill Canal, and desires especi
ally to get possession of the Delaware and Karl-
tan canal, since it rorms mo oniy connection ot
the fccnuyiKiii canal witn JNew loru. Mr.
(iowen. the President ot the Reading Railroad.
1ms therefore submitted the following proposU
First. The Reading Company will take tne
canal on a perpetual lease, paying $750,000 per
annum, and increasing the amount of payment."
until they shall reach $1,000,000 per annum,
which sum is to be paid annually thereafter.
This amount is equal to about 'M per cent, on
Second. The Reading Company propose, In
case these terms are not agreed to, to tal ftu
the property ii the united companies, present
ing $3o,545,000 actual cost, to pay xo per cent,
dividends yearly, and & bOttBS of $1,000,000.
This offer naturally creates an opposition to
the lease of the road to the Pennsylvania Com
pany, which baa blready been agreed to by the
directors of the roads interested, and now only
awaits the approval of the stockholders. The
stockholders of the Camden and Amboy Rail
road meet to-day for the election of otticers, and
it is provable tbat then some indication may be
given of their views on the subject. fl. Y. Sun
SHOCKING RAILWAY ACCIDENT.
Seven Train Run Over a Man's Body.
The Lancaster Express of last evening says:
This morning, about 1 o'clock, the body of
Michael Flannery, a well-known cltezen, was
found horribly mangled and dead on the north
track of the Pennsvlvania Railroad, a few yards
above the crossing at North Prince street. The
bodv was absolutely torn into fragments, and
almost unrecognizable. He appears to have
crossed over from Martin's to the north side of
thn railroad, and then crossed to the west side
of Prince street, and walked along the track a
short distance. Th express freight west was
riua at that point at the time, and it is supposed
be was struck by it, as blood and portions of bis
bedv were discovered but a few yards above the
Prince street crossing. Six freight trains follow
the express in quick succession, and from the
terrible manner In which the body is mangled,
It Is eopiKxed they all passed over aim.
TO-DAY'S CABLE NEWS.
The Capture of Fort d'lssy.
tho Spoil 9.
General Assault on Iaris.
Douay to Command the Versaiilists.
Philadelphia Public Buildings.
Speech of Commissioner II. W. Gray
Etc., Etc., Etc., Etc., Etc., Etc.
DT ASS0CIATSO PKK3S.
Exclusively to The Evening Telegraph.
The Evacuation of Fort d'lssy. oF
Paris, Tuesday tight May 9. Last night the
insurgents became convinced of the impossi
bility of holding Issy, and began its evacuation
by way of Fort Vanvres to escape the fire of
the enemy. The cannonade of the enemy
then became fearful, and
Caused an Explosion
in Fort d'lssy and a great fire In Fort Vanvres.
Meanwhile the insurgents attempted an attack
in the direction of Neuilly, but were mowed
down by the government mitrailleuses, causing
and the survivors made a rapid retreat. The
cannonade of NeuLly is now violent.
General Rosscl Refuses the Dictatorship,
and accuses tbe Commune of weakness. &He
complains of tie cowardice of the troops in
IsBy, and says that instead of fighting ofllcers
they had only talking ones.
will be tried to-night.
The Column In the Place Vcndomc
is to be destroyed to-night.
The tri-color is planted over Fort d'lssy.
Versailles, May 9 All the Republicuns are
President Thiers' Proclamation has had a
600,000 projectiles, chiefly shel's, have been
taken to Fort Valerien, to be ready for the
bombardment of Paris.
The Assault on Paris
will be made by the 4th Corp?, under General
Douay, with 10,000 men. Billaincourt is occu
pied by the Versaiilists.
Fort Vanvres Is Expected to Surrender
immediately. Three hundred prisoners were
taken at d'lssy.
English Opinion of the "Treaty of Wash
ington." London, May 10. The Times, in an editorial
on the Treaty of Washington, says that neither
England nor Canada ever raised the question of
exclusive privileges in the navigation of the St.
Lawrence. The Times says the terms of the
settlement of the San Juan boundary are satis
factory to England; the only difficulty is as to
the plan of the adjustment of the Alabama
claims. The Times doubts whether the treaty
will be immediately ratified by the Senate, but,
nevertheless, trusts that it will be adopted and
become a final solution of all the difficulties be
tween the two countries.
The Austrian Parllainent.
Vienna, May 10. The Reichsrath has re
jected the bill granting to the diets of the varl
ous provinces of the Empire the right of taking
the initiative in legislation.
The Fighting at Paris.
London, May 10 The Daily flews' special
telegraph from Paris says that the column ia
tbe Place Vendome will fall on Thursday.
There was a sharp engagement yesterday at the
Bridge of Neuilly, in which the Communists
were beaten. The breach in the walls of Paris
is expected to be practicable at the end of this
A despatch dated at Paris at a late hour last
night says that there had been no cannonading
since 7 o'clock this evening. The National
Guards and partisansof the Commune are dis
couraged, and it is rnmored that there is
Serious Dissension Between General Ros
sel and the Committee
of Safety of the Commune. Auteull and Point
da Jour were bombarded to-day from Montre
tout and Brimbrlon, and the
Population Is Flying Panic-Stricken
from that portion of Paris.
The cure of the church ot ot. Suipice was
once more arrested by order of the Commune
and ala discharged from custody.
The Parisians impose a
Vile upon Bakers
Vib &re exorbitant in their charge3 for bread.
Tbe Official Journal ot the Commune reports
tbat all is quiet In the vicinity of Fort d'lssy.
The Spoils Captured at Fort d'lssy.
Vehsaillbs, May 10. One hundred and
twenty-nine cannon were captured at tort
d'lesy, fifty of which were brought to this city.
Large quantities of ammunition ana provisions
were found in the fort, as also considerable
brandy infused with tobacco. The latter ren
dered fatal the wounds of those who drank it.
The capture of Fort d'lssy causes terror among
Tbe battery at Montretout continues a furious
are npon tbe southwestern portion of Paris, to
which the Federalists make a feeble reply.
It Is claimed by the Government that the
Communist statement that the garrison escaped
from Issy before the capture of the fort is un-
true The Versailles Forces
are slowly but surely approaching the enceinte
Pa hi s. May 10. The Commune asserts that
tbe garrison of Fort Issy has certainly
General Rossel closes a communication to the
Commune, complaining that he has not received
proper support, In the following words:
Two courses were open to our forces, viz.,
to break through tbe obstacles which environ
Paris or to retire. Tbe former bas been found
I impoesitle, and therefore we bayc retired."
FROM TEE STATE.
Speech of II. W. Gray, Esq., on the Phila
delphia lliniic umiaings commission.
Special Despatch to the Keening TeUgratoK
IlAimiSBCRQ, May 10. IT. W. Gray, Esq., of
Philadelphia, was before the Committee of Mu
nicipal Corporations of the House of Represen
tatives last evening, and made tbe following
Gentlemen: I appear before yon simply as a
citizen, and not as a commissioner; but would
ask that your honorable committee would give
to the commissioners also an opportunity to be
beard. WLereas your honorable body have
created this commission, and believing that they
have faithfully performed their duties in accord
ance with the requirements of the law which
created them, they did not deem it necessary to
meet yonr committee, unless by your request,
but I will here state that they should be glad to
meet you in case such should be your
desire. We have in our board gentle
men who are able and competent to lay
before you in a clear manner the reasons
why you should besitato in complying with the
wish of the gentlemen on the other side who
are bere nrging the abolishment of this commis
sion. Mr. Perkins, an eminent lawyer, a gen
tleman of high standing, and a member of this
commission, would be glad to address yon on
this subject, and in justice to the commission it
would seem but right that yon should, after
having heard the gentlemen on the other side,
give the commission the same opportunity.
As already stated, I did not intend to appear
before you this evening for the purpose of
representing the commission, nor am I prepared
to answer the other side, but I cannot believe
that yon will hesitate to grant a hearing and
give the necessary time to prepare an
answer. I may ask that your committee
will pass a resolution to this effect. I can
safely say that the commission will be prepared
with a statement on Thursday morning next.
Having heard the argument on the other side,
and the gentleman who will appear on the part
of the commission not having heard what was
said, I feel it Incumbent npon me in my own
way to answer a few of the leading points,
although I am not in possession of figures, not
having bad time to prepare a speech. I will
simply answer as the facts may occur to my
mind. I speak from the knowledge I am in
possession of as a member of said board, and
from my general knowledge as a citizen of the
affairs of our municipality, although not pro
fessing to be able to give as detailed an account
as some of the gentlemen on the other
side. They would make it appear tbat
thev are the sole guardians of the city's inte
rests, and that their representations alone are
to be credited. I will try to prove to you that
these gentlemen have not all appeared before
you In a spirit of public interest and for the
public good, as they have represented.
No doubt some of the highly respectable gen
tlemen who compose this committee are honest
in their Intentions, and in good faith appear
before yon, but there are others actuated by
other motives than these. Such members have
been the most active in their efforts to abolish
this commission, and are solely prompted by sin
ister motives. They do notmake fair representa
tions, nor are they honest in their charges, and
tbey dare not as honorable men deny the cor
rectness of my assertions. They have failed to
lay before you a fair statement of the financial
condition of the city of Philadelphia; they have
assumed that there was but one side to be heard;
they have failed to tell you that this unjust at
tack on the commiesioners has been brought
about by the Washington Square people and
the property-owners in that locality;
they omitted to say that they had
no reason to complain about the
act or any of the commissioners until after the
people at the ballot-box decided the location;
they failed to state how anxious they were to
obtain the Governor's signature to this odious
bill, as they now term it; they failed to inform
you how much money they raised to carry the
election in favor of Washington Square, and for
other purposes; they fail to tell yon that after
the election, and after the people by so decided
a majority of over 18,000 in favor of Penn
Squares, the almost united press of Phila
delphia acquiesced in the result. They did not
tell you that a small and factious minority in
the board, in tbe Interest of these Washington
Square locality people used, every means to sow
discord, certain interested newspapers were
wholly in the interest of the Washington Square
ites, and tbe editors being hostile, they,with most
unaccountable zeal and bitterness, assailed the
commission, and with their continued efforts
and misrepresentations, and with persons em
ployed in various capacities to raise a clamor,
they succceeded in misleading and deceiving
the public mind, and have by their persistent
endeavors really so poisoned a portion of the
people tbat it Is well tbat your honorable
bodies should know the true history of the case,
and tbat yon should pause before
taking the hasty action of the
other house. Your commissioners did not take
measures to counteract the gross wrongs heaped
upon them other than to perform their legiti
mate mission under the act, and they challenge
investigation and stand ready to meet these
gentlemen face to face.
They felt secure at your nanas. ion creaiea
them to perform certain acts, which they faith
fully entered npon to do, and while in the act of
discharging these duties they are interfered
with by these parties who entered into a fair
contest before the people, and lost by a decided
expression of the people. They now propose
to defy this popular verdict, and are asking
you to abolish it. Let me ask whether these
people are fair, and whether they have a right
here. First, They charge mat tne intersection
was the great cause for rebellion. Well, sup
pose we grant this, what did the commission
agree to do ? Why, they at once abandoned the
intersection plan and agreed to place the build
ings upon two of tbe squares, and did ask your
honorable bodies for additional legislation to
carry out such project, although the
commissioners were almost unanimously in
favor of the intersection plan, because
they believed that one building could be erected
to give greater convenience, and would be
better lighted and heated than four separate
buildings, and could be erected at a less cost.
How did these people accept this compromise?
Yon knew; you have heard them; they want
nothing but to abolish; nothing else will
answer thslr purpose. Their designs must
therefore be apparent to tbe dullest minds.
What further do they say? They say
tbe bill gives tbe commissioners too
much power, and that the power
ought to be given to Councils, that they are the
proper bodies to erect these buildings, etc. I
will for a moment dwell on these two points.
First, in regard to the powers of the commis
sioners under this act. Why, gentlemen, do you
know tbat this board does not begin to possess
tbe powers of the Park Commissioners or tbe
Board oi l rusts? i heir powers are almost
supreme. But these gentlemen do not
come here to complain of tbe power ot these
commissioners; they Inform you that the Park
Commissioners are now asking for one and a half
million dollars, and that they have expended
millions already; nor do they ccTmplalu of the
Board or 1 rusts, who have unlimited powers.
Why Is this, and why is it that this hue and
cry is not raised against these different boards;
and the most singular fact of this
question iff, that the gentlemen composing the
membersnip ot tnese dltlcrent boards, ootu
Park, Trusts, and South Street Bridge, are the
very same gentlemen, witn the exception ot
three, who compose the Board of Public Buildings
Commissioners, Now, gentlemen, It these com
missioners are really as dangerous, and are the
corrupt men as represented by these oppo
sition people, and that it becomes I in
cumbent and Imperative for you
to abolish this commission, how can you then
cfepre to do tbe same with tbe other commis
sions, who are the very same gentlemen? Mr.
Chairman, i merely reverted to tms to snow you
tbat it is not the extraordinary powers given
this commission nor the gentlemen who com
pose it. bnt a fight of personal interest and
locality; and I charge this without fear or favor.
As to Councils, it must be evident to all
that they are not the proper bodies to erect
these much needed public buildings.
Flm, because tne mstory ot me past naa
clearly proved tbat they can never agree npon a
site or plan. Yon know that they have had this
question before them for the past twenty
years, and tbat notwithstanding the great
need oi court and municipal accommoda
tions they have up to this time failed to
give accommodations required for our great
city. Second, they are a cnangeaoie Doay, and
no one set of men could remain long enough in
Councils to carry out so great and important a
project: therefore it must be understood mat
any bill or plan to refer this question back to
councils means simpiy to quasn ine wnoie
subject, and to gratify the Washington
Squareites, a few newspaper men
and office-letters, and the people of our great
and beautiful city will be defeated in getting the
proper accommodations thev bo much need.
The people of Philadelphia have settled this
question by their votes at the last October elec
tion, and they believed this vexed question set
tled forever. 1 hey did not believe It necessary,
nor do they yet believe it incumbent on
them, to get up fa demonstration ngalnst
tbe Washington Squareites. because they feel
secure in you, and in their repose they quietly
and patiently awaited your action, and will
expect from time to time such additional legis
lation as win enable me commissioners to pro
ceed with tbe great work which you created
tbem for, and not to listen to the demur of a few
dieappolntedself-lntercsted parties, who preceded
their appearance at tbe Capitol by petitions
obtained lrrtt manner already so entirely iami
liar to you tbat it would be needless forme to
occupy your time in relating the many tricks
resorted to in obtaining names. These earnest
leaders, in tbeir desperate efforts to secure aid,
were compelled to resort to almost anytning in
order to accomplish their enis. Among others
tbey called npon ex-Judge Findlay to
aid them, who so terribly denounces
this commission, and who recently on a visit to
this Capitol denounced the Legislature and their
acts as a monstrosity. This gentleman is now
the president of the South Street Bridge Com
mission, a body admitted to be more odious to
tbe people and more complained of than any
other. This gentleman and his co-operators ask
Tou to abolish this commission and refer
it back to Councils. Why does this
gentleman not resign his position then if he
does not believe in the system of a commission
now! Gentlemen, it is not neeessary for me to
say you know as well as I do that It is the only
tine principle, and that now commissions are
created all over the world to carry out all great
projects, and if the city of New York had have
created a commission for the purpose of erect
ing their city hall, they would not now
be In their present difficulties, and
they would have bad it finished long before this
and saved many minions oi dollars out instead
tbey did adopt the very plan which these
gentlemen are asking you to do; and what
would be the result if tbe buildings were ever
begun under such auspices? I will predict that
tbey would not be finished for the next twenty
years, and that they would cost as many mil
lions of dollars, it your commissioners were
allowed to proceed unembarrassed, 1 am well
eatif fled that the buildings can be finished within
five vears and at a cost of less, by considerable.
than five millions of dollars. Much has been
said about the extravagance of this commission
and the loose manner in which tbey bave con
ducted their business; now let me say that
these charges are wholly false and without
foundation. If abolished to day I believe
that a very small amount will cover
every dollar of obligations which have been
incurred, and these are simply for advertising
for taking down tbe ratlins' around the squares, etc.
The commissioners did not proceed in haste as bas
been alleged, nor did they enter Into any contract
whatever except for excavating, and In tola tbey
have taken every precaution to guard against
damages to tne city, now, gentlemen, i trust mat
I have answered fully and to your entire satisfac
tion, but there is anotner point wnicn it does not lor
tret to answer oar highly respectable frlead aal fel
low-citizen, Henry C. Lea, in his address this morning
referred to tne nnanciai conumon oi our city,
wherein be stated tbat tbe present debt of Philadel
phia amounted to upwards or ntty millions, and tbut
there are now loans pending for park, water, gas,
South street Bridge, House of Correction, improve
ment of Bros? alreet, amounting to upwards of nine
uuiions of dollars; and for tbls reason
he nrged upon you the Importance of tbe
abolition of this commission, but almost
In the same sentence suggested that the O.ty Coun
cils be authorized to proceed with the erection of
the buildings. Now I cannot conceive how the city's
financial diinculties could be remedied by such a
change ol ironu it is simpiy me oia ara;e, 'Ro
bing ret er to pay Paul,' or In other woriLi, to give
the Washington Squat e tea another Chance for their
Idol projeet tnu w nave espegju ravontes oi their
OV n placed in power,
111 aid not siate io you ine nature oi me uiuercui.
loans about to be created, nor did he refer to tbe
great Increase of the number of our Inhabitants,
bow over tbree-feurtbs of a million, and the rapid
growth of ear great city. It Is true th?progrees!ve
men OI IBS age are uiuaiHg .ucu rapiu .uiucs wit
our old fossils begin to be amazed and
ashamed at their lack of enterprise and
really are jealous of the men wbo
acsunie tnt sa great resp nslb litles: but, gentlemen,
we dont mean to ds put aown oy meBe people ; we
are determined to make Philadelphia what she
ought to be a great city. New York shall no longer
cbide us, terming us a village. Tbey shall soon be
gin to fet 1 that, we are a great p ople, and that we
are going te coatest every interest witn her
In the future. The metropolis of this
great State, with her artvantagaa of
great lines of rallwy anl mineral res u roes teem
ing about ber, with an early prospect of steamship
coianiunlcation with fo eign port--, will soon put her
In a position that this geutleroau will not need to
wi'n and wall over the filty mllltoas of debt tbat
now i n everv occasion tbey prate to the pudUo, but
our elty Is not In the bankrupt condlt on represented
by these gentljm,n.
Inn akirar their statements they do not inform
vmi that loins created atr, for e is. etc.. Is for
permanent improvements, and that tbey at all times
would represent more v.lue tuan tbelr original
outlav: nor do tbey Inform yoa tbat through the
creating ot thtse very loans the city dervs large
profit. Tbe revtnne on water far exceeds tbe into
Lit nn lnim. ia on ran and various other depart
ments ray a profit into the City Treasury. Tbey
don't talk to vou of oar sinking funds.
No tht-v forfret aU about our assets. Thev are too
I full ot their old bobby to be lair. They unaer
I stand all this as well as we do. but their object la to
I conceal these facta. Their purposes win not be
gained by revealing these unvarnished truth.
Where is there another city that has so many com
forts, advantages, and opportunities given to do
business as tbls? Where are tbe taxes
weighing more lightly npoi the people?
inaimoktan otner large chips me tixes on real
estate are much greater than our own, and besides
they are heavily burdened by a personal or special
tax, a tax so oaious ana Duraensoroe tnai ine tax-
gatherer lays his hands npon almost every Imagi
nable niece or property, ot wnatever Kind or nature.
None of the people of Philadelphia are distressed
as represented. I assure you that all this miserable
cry about taxes Is a deception, and an Injury to the
best Interests of our city, and It ought to be frowned
down. What have these gentlenen not resorted to
In order to carry this point? They even try to in
timidate jou. First the cry ia city debt, corrupt
cnmmlSRloDS, Intersection, and last, not least, that
this Is to be a great party question.
I learn that they have threatened yon, and say
they win start Independent candidates against you
unless you will in great haste comply with their
wish. These modern Solons come hero to tell you
that thev are ardent Republicans, and that they hold
In their hands the salvation of tbat rreat party, and
that If yon fall to comply with their wish they will
break from the ranks they love so well. What did
they say In the Senate? They will
start a new party for themselves. Well, perhaps,
tbls would be a good Idea. I never had had faith in
half-way party men. They are a good deal worse
than the open enemy. Good, honest, reliable party
men don't make nse of such threats on questions of
this character. This commission Is composed of
gentlemen of both tbe great political
patties, and we don't admit
that it IB a political board.
and therefore It Is no political question. When
these gentlemen undertake to make their points
this way, 1 will say to them that they widely miss
their mark, for 1 know you too well to believe you
too well to believe you could be alarmed at such
subterfuge as this. Gentlemen, I will here close.
iou win parnon me ror tne great length or time i
have taken; all that I shall ask ia
case that you will not agree to postpone
until the commissioners can be heard, Is tbat yon
will then report this bill with a negative recom
mendation, and that these same gentlemen win
oner a supplementary bill, original, something
like the Conneli or Nagle hill, with such additional
amendments as In your judgment may seem proper,
and that it maybe Bpeedlly passed In order to enable
your commissioners to proceed at once with the
erection of these much needed public bandings.
I'ermit me to thank yoa for kind and patient
FROM NEW YORK.
bt associated PRESS. J
Exc Imitely to The Evening Telegraph.
Mercantile Library Meeting Stormy and
New York, Maj' 10. The annnal meeting of
the Mercantile Library Association took place
last evening. The scene was stormy and dis
graceful. A contest occurred between the rival
factions, and ended in the total defeat of the
reform party who favor the repeal of the classi
fication directors' act, the opening of the
library on Sundays, and reduced taxation. The
police several times interfered to preserve peace,
and the gas having been extinguished, they
finally cleared the hall with the light of matches.
The reformers will hold a public indignation
meeting on Friday.
The distillers and bonded warehousemen of
this city and Brooklyn ate organizing to present
a decided remonstrance to Secretary Boutwell's
order directing tbe use of the new glass seal
locks on and after June 1st. The expense of
the locks, for which the users must pay over
fifteen dollars each, is objected to, and one of
the prominent speakers at the meeting yester
day said there was over half a million of dollars
in tbe job. The defenders of the lock contend
it is objected to only because it makes fraud
The excitement In relation to the
Macf-Cobiirn Prlie Fight
to-morrow is steadily on the increase. Mace's
backers give heavy odds in betting.
Shipment of Sliver Ore.
The steamer Java takes to Europe to-day one
hundred tens of silver ore from tbe Utah mines.
Deaths from the Effect of Fright.
Mrs. Henry Bregan.of Williamsburg, twenty-
four years old, and ber aged mother, died yes
terday morning from fright, at discovering four
burglars in their room the night before. The
affair took place about midnight, and both the
women were prostrated in a swoon from which
they never revived.
The Reported Capture of Lima a Tele,
New York, May 10 The statement of the
Aspinwall despatch, published this morning,
that Lima bad been captured by tbe revolution
ists on the 28th of April, is doubless a tele
graphic error for Funja, the capital of Boyaca,
one of tbe States of the republic of Colombia.
bt associated press. j
Exclusively to The Evening Telegraph.
Boston, May 10. A letter from St. John's
says that two delegates have left Newfoundland
for England to negotiate with Earl Granville,
the Secretary for the Colonies, for the restora
tion of the military forces withdrawn from the
colony on its refusal to accept the terms of con
federation with Canada. The delegates are C.
F. Bennett, Premier of the Government, and
Hon. J. Talbot, of the Executive Council.
FROM BALTIMOR E.
Baltimore, May 10. Rev. Samuel vinton
Blake, of the Methodist Episcopal Church, died
in this city yesterday.
FROM NEW ENGLAND.
I BY ASSOCIATED PR33.'
Exchmcely to The Evening Telegraph.
Stolen Silks Recovered.
r.s-gor. Me.. May 10. The valuable lot of silks
atnien on Mondav tti&ht have been recovered. They
were found packed In a trunk on board the steamer
City Of Klcnmonn, cnecKea ior roruanu.
New York Money and Stock Market.
Nw Yoai. May 10 Stocks quiet and steady.
Monev easv at 6 per cent. Gold, 111 V. D-WW, lses.
coupon, 111 : do. lsst, 111 ; do. i860. Ul ; aa lsus, new.
118 V ; do. IBM, 113 Ji ; oo. i03, mi i-o, ,
Virginia 6s, new, 71; Missouri 6s, 94: Can
ton Co., 63; Cumberland preferred, 80; N. Y. Cen
tral and Hudson River, 9V ; Krle, 85'; Reading,
114; Adams express, si?. iUHiuigau wui
18; Michigan Southern, U01,: Illinois Central.
WXi Cleveland and Pittsburg, 129 v; Chicago . and
Kock lsiano, uoxr ruuui6 v.
89; Western Union Teiegrapn. w.
New York Produce Market.
Niw Yokx. May l.-Cotton quiet and tcady;
saleaSOOO bales middling uplands at 18 yo., mid
dling Orleans at 16.c. Flour quiet and steady and
market without decided change ;ales 60tt0 barre
"1 .ta?hS a T mixed Western at hoc.
S??i?' 2SS n?eas Il4-60v15. LardduU; steam
rencer, iixo. ,; kettle, UXc Whisky Arm at Ulc
Baltimore Produce Market.
BaiTiaeBB. May 10 . Cottea quiet, steady, and nn
chano-ed Hour active, ana general tone oi marsc.
"r,-i..t improved. Wheat Brin: Pennsylvania,
ial-a. Ccrn Arm; Southern white, Ttk7bc
?. ..,11 at wifti- Mess Pork stead v. Bacon
inner. Lard quiet and steady. Whisky quiet and
PESi SYLYANIA LEGISLATURE.
IlAKniRjirmn, M.y lo.-The only now bHl introdaoed
w.finn. by Vi. N.glp Incorporating toe Mechanic' and
Manufacturer.' Art MuMnm, harinn for It nbjoot the
promotion and oour.s.raent ot tbe mechanical sad
useful atts and manufacture., hj th establixument of
Iprtur.. on the sci.no. connected with them, and b
Mr. Davis offernd tbe fnllmnnR -
h,r,a,. By the enntnict made hy authority of the
Ldislatur in lhhrt with P. K. Rotherrael for an historical
pamtin of the battle of IO.tty.burt, it wa .tipulated
tbat the paiatine .hould be dolivered to tbe Common
wealth on July 1. H.I,
And vhtrta. It is .is.ntinl In arder to perfect the pio
tnre that some more time .hall be allowed for that pur
pose ; therefore
htmlotilj By the Senate and Hoa.e of Representatives
that tbe time for the delivery of said picture be extended
to February 22, 1872.
Mr. Mumma protested srainst It passsge, a. the pic
ture was finished, and bad been for some time on exhibi
tion, not only in Philadelphia but ia Boston. He had
been informed that the artist was willinc to keep the pie
tare, and he thought tbe people of the State were willies;
that be should do to.
Mr. Davi. said the picture could not be had to be
finished, as the artist bad not yet completed some com
panion picture, that were to he painted. Tbe resolution
bad been offered at the request of Mr. Kothermel.
Mr, Oonatll agreed with Mr. Davie.
Mr. Davi.saia the numerous criticism, elicited had in
duced several changes te be made in the picture and that
tbe artist was new making them.
Mr. Mumma said he protested against allowing the
artist while under contract to go around the country set
ting criticisms, and said it was idle to assert that while
exhibiting it be oould go on with the work. The resolution
was passed by a vote of 19 te 12.
Mr. White moved to appoint a special session for the
consideration of tbe Constitutional Convention bill, bat
tbis motion w.s voted down by a party vote.
House bill to create a part of Luzerne county Into a
separate eounty, to be known as Lckawanna, passea.
Also, House supplement to act matting an artiDcial road
from Philadelphia to Lancaster.
The House met at 19 A. M. The nnastlnn rtemlins at
adjournment Inst night was the reoonsideratin of the
vote indefinitely postponing the motion to appoint a com
mittee of conference on the part of tbe Honss on the
Border County Claim, bill.
1 be question was resumed as soon las the iournal was
read, and tbe yea and navs being ordered, resulted ia
yeaa 44, nays 42; so the Houso, refusing to reconsider the
vote ot yesterday, maenniteiy postponing tne motion to
appoint a conference committee en tne border cenaly
claims bill, thus killed the measure, which cannot be
Mr. (Skinner. In a personal explanation. Said tbis bill
was a fair one. Against it no cerrnntion could be charged.
It was backed by tbe report of aa able committee, and no
bill so fair had ever been treated in se cold blooded a
Messrs. Maan and Keinoebl paid a compliment to Jar.
fill inner as aa able representative of hi. people.
House ioiat resolution for the appointment of commis
sioner, three in number, te investigate tbe present con
dition of o.al miaes throughout the bituminous coal re
gion, of this Commonwealth, was discussed and passed
The St. Clement's Church Troubles.
Court of Common Fleas Judge Ludlow.
The Court sat tbls morning to hear the arguments
of counsel npon the application fer an Injunction to
restrain tne acting veatry or Bt. tjiemenia unurca
from enforcing their resolution or dismissal against
tbe rector and bis assistant. The ecclesiastical
ferenslo set-to attracted to the court
room quite a number of divines
and laymen, representing the High ami Low fac
tions. The bill sets forth that tbe defendants were
not legally elected to the vestry, and their election
Is now an nnsettled matter, a writ of quo warranto
contesting it now pending in the supreme court.
and of course theso whole proceedings were con
trary to law.
counsel began oy reading connicting aniaavits.
one set being to the eirect that tbe present vestry
were usurpers, and the dismissal of the rector was
against the wutnes and interest ot a majority or tne
congregation, and the other set being denials of
these. Tbe attidavlt of Rev. Dr. fiatterson Is as
llermon O. Batterson, the piamtirr in tne above-
named case, being duly sworn according to law.
doth depose and say : when I was called to tbe
recorsbip or St. Clement s Church there were no
terms between me and the congregation or vestry ;
there was no contract or niring ror a year or any
other period of time, but I received and accepted tbe
call according to the usage of the Protestant Episco
pal Church, wnicn i nave always understood to ds
until tne connection was aissoivea oy muiuai con
sent, or nntil tbe minister shall be removed for csuse
showed, and after trial and Investigation. At the
meet in (r of tne vestry neid master Tuesday, a. u.
1870, after tbe reading of tbe report of the account
ing warden, I stated to the vestry that If any mem
ber thereof was disfatistled witb the result of tbe
first year's work, I was ready then and there to
tender my resignation as rector of the parish ; which
they were unanimous m requesting me not to ao.
11. U. BATTEKHON.
When the lawyers arose to open the talk, nia
Honor Jndge Ludlow said to them that, as the
Supreme Court had already taken Jurisdiction in
one branch of this case, a sense of due deference to
the snpreme tribunal constrained mm to suggest
tbat these present proceedings be suspended until
an application for tbis injunction should be made to
that Court, and If It declined to assume the jurisdic
tion, he would not hestltate to hear and consider
tee case; in the meantime the Injunction being con
tinned, and his Honor holding himself ready to hear
the case If the Snpreme Court declines It.
So the matter goes over until Saturday, tne mta
inst, the Judge saying it must be distinctly under
stood that tbe services of that church shall be con
ducted In peace and order, and not la such a man
ner as to injure the cause of morality and religion.
FINANCE AND COMMERCE. '
KvxitiMa Tbxiobaph Omcx.l
W ednesday, May 10. 187L f
With a large accumulation of unemploved
funds in this market, it is not strange that rates
should continne easy and almost nominal. In
fact, goed boi rowers generally command their
own terms, especially when large amounts are
wanted. Tbe nncertainty as to the continued
demand for call loans for speculative purposes
naturally makes the bank) anxious to place
their funds out at profitable rates during the
summer season now approaching, and offer
exceedingly liberal terms for large amounts, bnt
there is no disposition on the part of borrowers
to operate In advance, owing to the plethoric
condition of the market and the prospect ot
continued ease; hence there is very little doing
in the discount line. Call loans range from 4 to
5 per cent , and choice commercial paper is
readily disposed of at 7 per cent.
Gold is quiet but steady, with sales ranging
from yk(wU(, chiefly at the latter.
At tbe Stock Board the dealings were large
at an advance. Sales of State Cs. first series,
at 103J; city 6s new do. at 103(2)103.; old do.
at 103. and some Lehigh gold loan at OlK-
Beading Railroad was in active request and
stronger, with sales at 57i"57. Pennsylvania
was dull but steady, with sales at 6; Camden
and Amboy at Y2&2&X; North Pennsylvania
at 47; Oil Creek and Allegheny at 51, and
Catawlssa preferred at 47, b. o.
Canal shares were dull, the only sales being a
few shares of Morris preferred at 130.
In Bank stock we notice sales of Mechanics
at 821 and Bank of Republic at flo9.
Ilestonvllle Passenger Railroad shares sold at
22 and Central Transportation at 473-a-
PHILADELPHIA STOCK EXCHANGE SALES.
Reported by De Haven A Bro.. No. 40 S.Thlrd street.
inooPaB3 m6s.. 9
loo all Reading R... UTtf
:;600City as, Old...lo3
$600 Pa 6s 1 se....l08)f
1400 City s, New.ldi
fneoo do 8d.l3,
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do 860. 67
do b30. 67-81
taooo Pa H gen m bs 95 x
10 ah Bank of Rep. 06x
1(0 shO AR.b30.lt8
fi sh Penna
10 do 1!"
431 do m
sun do. b5.123
800 do eso.
17 sh Cent Trans...
13 do... .b60.
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liOOOLeb gold L... n MOahReadR
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I1000OC A ATS.... 66,
lOoo sh Penna R.bo. iy
704 do... ..830. 6U.
4vuoN Penna 7a... W
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MBS6H8. William Paintir &. Co., No. 86 8. Third
.i..i, Mnnri lha fnllnwtno' niint.at.lnna? IT H A. nf
1881.117(41173 B-UOSOf M ni(elll,'j do! 1844.
lliiAnii ao. loeo, 111111; ao.. juiy, ibso,
li3,U3:do., July, lboT. mvanS'.'j do. Juiv.
18C8, 11814113: 10-40S, 109ijlG. U. 8. Paclflo
KVr. Currency sa, 116U63-. Gold, llllll.
Nabs k Laukkr, Brokers, report this uiorrUn
gold quotations as follows:
10 00 A. U 111110-47 A. II 1UV
10-40 " 111 I