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VOL. XV. NO. 11G.
PHILADELPHIA, WEDNESDAY, MAY 17, 1871.
DOUBLE SHEET THREE CENTS.
THAT TREATY. .
How "Was It Obtained for Publication I
Investigation of tlie Senate Committee
Senators Carpenter, Conkllng, Trumbull,
Sumner, and Davis, tbe special committee ap
pointed to Inquire in relation to the publication
of tbe Anglo-American treaty, had a meeting
yesterday evening, and proceeded to the exam
ination of witnesses. Among others summoned
and examined were Mr. J. M. Morris, Execu
tive Clerk cf the Senate; Mr. Flagg, a clerk In
the oflice of the Executive Clerk; Mr. Z. L.
White, correspondent of the New York Tribune;
Mr. 11. J. Ramsdell, correspondent of the Cin- (
cinnati Commercial, and Mr. George W. Adams,
correspondent of the New York World.
Mefsrs. Morris and Flagg were examined prin
cipally with reference to whether the copy ob
tained by the Tribune was a Senate copy, and
they feemed to prove conclusively that it was
not. Mr. White, in his testimony, fully exon
erated Mr. Flagg and every other ofllcer aud
attache of tbe Senate.
He described the kind of paper upon which
the copy of the treaty he had was printed, and
this proved that it was a State Department copy,
and not a Senate copy. When this fact was
shown, and the f rther fact that no Senator, or
employe or attache of the Senate, was re
sponsible for the publication, Mr. Trumbull sug
gested that the committee could not go beyond
that, and he did not seem to be disposed to push
the matter further.
Mr. White was questioned as to how, In what
wanner, and from whom he obtained the copy
of the treaty ho had telegraphed, but he posi
tively declined to answer any question in rela
tion to it, or to say who was in his ollice on the
night in question, or whether he had actually
purchased it, er what he paid for it.
Mr. Uamsdell also refused to answer Hue ques
tions. The committee, after consultation, de
cided that these questions ouajht to be an
swered, and notified Messrs. White and Rams
dell that they would be compelled to report
them to the Senate and have them brought to
tbe bar for contempt.
Mr. Adams testified that he knew nothing
about the publication in the Tribune, or how it
was obtained for that paper. lie staled, how
ever, in answer to questions put by the commit
tee, that the document had been offered to him,
but he declined to purchase at the price de
manded. Mr. Bancroft Davis, Assistant Secretary of
State, was summoned, but failed to appear be
fore the committee. He wrote a note, however,
stating that the document did not come from the
State Department, and informed the committee
that he bad other business to attend to, and
could not now appear in answer to the sum
mons. If a r.ewspaper man should write such a
letter as that written by Mr. Davis he would be
hauled up very quickly for contempt. Now let
the same measure be meted out to the Assistant
The farce will be continued to-day, when
Messrs. Finley Anderson, Donn Piatt, and
several employes of the Senate will be exam
ined. The committee will hardly be more suc
cessful than they were to-day, for newspaper
men are not so easily terrified by threats of im
prisonment for contempt. Such a course is
nearly played out, and this case will doubtless
finish the business, and convince the Senate
that it is utterly useless to attempt to conceal
from the public information in which all are
interested, and which they may demand to
know and have discussed by the public press.
Washington Patriot, yesterday. ,
FINANCE AND COMMERCE. ,
Bventno Telegraph OrrroaU
There is no material change in the prominent
features of the money market. Lenders are
supplied largely in excess of wanjs. and the
banks are sending their funds into the country
ior temporary employment. The demand to
day, even for call loans, is without spirit, and
good borrowers obtain all they want on Govern
ments or stock collateral securities at very
ravoraoie rates. 4 10 a per cent, is the range.
There is very little paper making or offering,
and 6 per cent, is the prevailing rate both at
the banks and on tbe street.
Gold continues quiet but strong, the sales
ranging from 111111 K, closing at the latter.
Government bonds are dull but steady, prices
ruling steady at about last night's figures.
A large business was done at the Stock Board
at a general advance in prices. Sales of new
City Cs at 103, and Lehigh Gold Loan at 92
K54, tne jatter ior small bonds.
Keading Railroad was active and strong, sell
ing at 57&57 1-16. Large sales of Pennsylvania
at t51Kul closing at . 8ales of Camden
and Amboy at 129; Lehigh Valley at and
Little Schuylkill at 459 46.
Canal stocks were quiet but firm. Sales of
Lehigh at E5J S.
Central Transportation changed hands at 4(H.
In Passenger Railways no sales were made. 3
was bid for Hestonvllle; 80 for Spruce and Pine;
ana ior second ana mira (Streets. .
PHILADELPHIA STOCK EXCHANGE SALES.
Reported by De Haven & Bro., No. 40 S.Thlrd street.
11000 C A A m 6s.89 94
8oo ah Penna
(300 PatN Y C'Ti 99
f3ooo City 6s, New.. 103
t looo Leu gold L... 92
1500 do ViSi
llooo Susq CI 6e 90
fiooo Pa K gen mt. . 95
100 shC A AK.bil0.129
60 do 85.1!29
12TahRead R...S5. 07
do 860. 61 Y
dO B3U. 61 H
do 830. 61 Ji
do D45. 61
do b30. 61
ioo sn Lit tscn uneo 46
1000 do 67 1-16
60 do 45J
looshLeh NavSt.. 85
100 do .... bCO. r!4
1 snLen V R.... 6itf
400 do 860. 67
200 do t5. 67)C
27 8hCom'hPk.... 61
13000 Sun A E 78... n o
f 500 Cata R 7s 96
13500 city es, iew.i03j
22 sh Cum Am...l29'i
IZUU UO. 103
13000 do 103;
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loo sh Cata R 21
loo sn Reading R. ..67-31
200 do 67-44
100 do ....b30 67-44
17 in Penoa R..all. 6V
294 do... allot. 62
OU QO 6ii
100 do E60. 67U
Messrs. William Paintkr & Co., No. 86 8. Third
street, report the following quotations: U. S. 6s of
1881, U73K01"?. ; e-soa oriBO'i, wmiwyt', do.i8w.
lllamtf; do. i860, 111(4111)4 j do., July, ISO.
113fcail3j; do.. July, 1867, 113 K&U3X do. July.
1368, 113e(113; 10-408, 109&IW1;. U. 8. PaclUC
11. K. Currency 6s, ueAiis. uid, 111.V4U2.
Nabk & Ladnkk, Brokers, report this morning
guia quotations as iuiiows:
10 00 A
1118 A. M 111'
Philadelphia Trade Report.
WEPNEsnAY, May 17. Bark is rreely offered at
30 per ton for No. 1 Qtercttron, without fludlng
heeds. Cloverseed Is nominal at SSSVfc. ner lb.
In Timothy notmug doiog to Ox prices. Flaxseed If
iiere woma comuiana iz-iuvio.
The Flour market Is quiet at former prices. The
demand continues to be limited to the wants of the
home consumers, whose purchases foot up 1200
........ 1 n inf-lurlln. Qtl nif1 rt A at O . 'J 1 qt.j a.
t.v7.Va6: Wisconsin and Minnesota extra family at
ttWK47-25: Pennsylvania do. do. at 6c4tS-7S ; Indiana
and Ohio do. da at $77-60, and fancy brands at
ij-76(a 8-60, as in quamy. icye nour may be quoted
at $5-7!KS6. In Corn Meal nothing doing.
The demand for Wheat has somewhat fallen off.
but holders are firm in their views, bales of 4000
bushels t flK41i for common and good, up to
1 axai-oa for choice Indiana red; flSi31f9 for
Ohio da; tl-66s 1-70 for atnber, and Iltii5 for
white. Rye la firm at 1T1H0 for Pennsylvania,
o. tiio for Southern. Corn Is quiet at the de
cline of vesterday. Sales oi 700 bushels Delaware
vello- at 7sc, and 600 bushels Western miied at 76c.
Oats are held firmly, and 4oot) bushels Pennsylvania
and Western sold at 64(6;c
In Barley and Malt no Bales were reported.
"Whisky is unchanged. iO barrels Westera Iron
bound sold at 93o.
TO-DAY'S CABLE HEWS.
The Grand Assault at Hand.
Dissensions in the Commune.
Column Vcndome Destroyed.
The State Convention.
Geary and tbo Presidency.
Senator Scott on the Situation.
More Coal Mining Outrages.
Tlie Ci'isis in Mexico.
A Great Railway Schema.
Etc., Etc., Etc., Etc., Etc., Etc.
BY ASSOCIATED PRESS. J
Exclusively to The Evening Telegraph.
The Destruction of the Vcndome Column.
Paris, May 10. On Tuesday night there was
a tremendous scene at the fall of the Column
Vendome. At half-past 5 this afternoon the
fall was announced for 2 o'clock, and all the
balconies in the Place Vendome were thronged
with ladies. The Rues de la Paix and Ca3tigll-
one were crowded. Three bands of music
arrived while the workmen were engaged in
chipping the face of the column. M. Abadle
next arrived and Inspected the windlass. The
excitement was intense.
M. Rochefort next appeared, and the people
crowded around him, giving him loud cheers.
Soon all the arrangements were completed, and
then bugles sounded; the cable was stretched
and tightened; the column stood firm. The
windlass broke, and the pulley flew into the air,
and descended, striking a sailor, and wounding
him. After this accident, M. Abadle declared
that he needed two hours to repair the tackle.
At a quarter past five o'clock it was given out
that the column would not fall before seven
o'clock. A general expression of disapproba
tion went through the crowd. M. Abadie was
accused of complicity with the Versailles Gov
ernment, and threatened with the guillotine.
At twenty minutes past five o clock 'the cable
was again stretched for the work of demolition.
Suddenly, to the surprise of the spectators,
the vast column moved and swayed. It next
swept magnificently down and burst into frag
ments as it struck the earth. It fell lengthwise
in the Rue de la Paix exactly on the manure-
cushion prepared for it, splintering with a dull,
heavy sound, while a thick cloud of dust and
bronze and powdered masonry rose in the air..
The crowd gave tremendous shouts of "Vive
le Commune!" and the bands played the "Mar
seillaise." When the dust cleared away there
lay the glorious column shattered to pieces.
Its bronze and masonry, in twomasses, fell toge
ther in the middle, and the statue of the Empe
ror several feet from one end of the column, with
the head knocked off.
The crowd rushed forward to collect the frag
ments as relics, and the Guards were unable to
resist the rush. The orators commenced their
speeches, indulging in all sorts of extravagant
language. The statue of the Emperor was
treated as if It were the Emperor himself. The
National Guards spat into its face, and struck it
with rifles. After the ceremonies were con
cluded the crowd dispersed, and the soldiers
moved off waving the red flag, and giving ex
pression to their joy by continual shouting.
The excitement was tremendous, and is even
now very high.
Vengeance on the Red Republicans.
Versailles, May 16 Tuesday evening. A
tradesman from Tarls says that many thousands
of the men of order are anxious to have a
fearful revenge on the Red Republicans whea
the forces of the Thiers Government enter the
city. The Reds have made them fight the Ver
sailles Government against their will.
I am informed that soldiers belonging to the
Versailles Government when taken prisoners by
the insurgents are
Tortured to Death.
In Fort Vanvres, before capture, a captain of
MacMuhon's army was taken and immediately
shot. The troops are indignant and swear ven
geance. It is believed that
The Grand Assault
will lake place in a few hours. The enemies of
M. Thiers assert that he is delaying ordering it
to be made because ho is afraid t hat the end of
his power will arrive when the army captures
The National Assembly
is now deliberating whether it can call itself the
London, May 17. A despatch from Paris
says the tiiecle, National Avenir, National
Journal de Paris, Vorsaire, and Discussion
have been suppressed.
Several persons were iujured by the fall of
the Column Vendome.
The VeraalUUU' Parallels
have been advanced until they are now only one
hundred metres from the ramparts of Paris.
The troops in the trenches are greatly dis
turbed by the fire of the insurgents, and as
many as thirty ot them have been killed in one
The DaUy J'ew special from Paris says an.
important minority of the Commune has pro
tested against tbe continued existence of
The Committee of Safety.
The Standard s special from Versailles gives
a report that
Fort Moutrouge Hns Been Taken.
The same correspondent says the Republican
delegates will present to the Assembly a motion
Appointment of M. Thiers to the Presi
dency of the Republic for two years, and adds that a
disturbance Is expected.
The Column of Vendome
fell in three pieces. The square in which it
stood will henceforth be known as the Place
The Committee of Public Safety has, by a
decree, associated the Civil Commissioners with
all the generals of the Commune, in order, it is
said, to prevent the
Danger of a Dictatorship.
MM. Burger and Dereuve are associated in it
with General Dombrowski; Johannard with La
C?elliii, and Mcillet with Wrobleski.
All the trains leaving Paris are carefully ex
amined. The owners of petroleum are ordered
to report to the Commune.
The Parisians still hold Fort Montrougje.
Fort Vanvres Is Vuoccuplcd.
The Ver8alllists are pressing their operations
for the capture of Billancourt.
Versailles, May 17.
I.ouls Blanc will Go to America
after the termination of the sessions of the
The weather and the English Crops.
London, May 17. The weather is very cold,
and snow fell this morning in Scotland and the
north of England. It is thought that the crops
have sustained injury.
This Morning's notations.
LrvKnrooL, May IT 10 30 A. M Cotton steady:
uplands, 7XTXd. ; Orleans, ?M&1Ji&. Sales to-day
estimated at 12,000 bales.
London, May 1711-30 A. M Consols 03V for
monev and for account; U.S. 5-20sof 1862, 903i ;.
Of 1865, Old. 90,V ; Of 1867, 92)tf ; 10-40S, 89
This Afternoon's lluotatlous.
London, May 171-30 P. M. Consols, 93'. for
money and account.
BY ASSOCIATED PRKS3.
Exclusively to The Evening Telegraph.
Monster Railway Scheme.
San Ekancinco, May 10. Papers have been
drawn up here to day securing the most exten
sive and powerful railroad combination ever
attempted in the world. It includes the Penn
sylvania Railroad and Its connections from the
seaboard to the Union Pacific terminus, at Og
den, Utah, and oa this side the California,
Pacific, and the Central Pacific; but
the Vallejo opposition line will be
extended north to Goose Lake,
Oregon, and connecting with the Oregon
Railroad to Portland, possibly also to Puget
Soundthence to Christmas lakes.eastward along
the south side of Snake river in Southern
Idaho, to a point in easy connection with the
Union Pacific eastward of Ogden. This route
will avoid the heavy grade across the Sierra
Nevada, and complete a continuous line from
the Atlantic to the Pacific.
It will be constructed immediately, all the
capital having been secured in Europe for the
entire work. No subsidies will be asked, for tbe
work will be commenced within two months
with all the force which cau be placed upon the
line. This is not public here yet. but it may be
relied upon as substantially correct.
Attempt at Murder.
Johnny Devine, alias the Chicken, has been
arrested and identified as the perpetrator of a
diabolical attempt to murder a young German,
named Kamp, yesterday. After having beaten
him out of $20, he decoyed him out to the hills
in the south of the city, and shot him, but failed
to kill him.
BY ASSOCIATED PRESS.
Exelxisively to The Evening Telegraph.
Juarci and the Opposition.
Matamoras, May 8. President Juarez is re
lieving all generals supporting his opponents.
He has sent General Ochoa to relieve General
Rocha, commanding the Third division, head
quarters at San Luis Potosl. Rocha is supported
by Escobedo, and he refuses to obey the order.
The matter is still pending. General Lopez,
commanding at Tamplco, acting under instruc
tions from General Rocha, has also refused to
be relieved. It is reported
The Port of Tamplco Is Closed.
General Palacios, commanding at Matamoras,
supports Rocha and will act like Lopez. Juarez
has directed General Cortena to assume com
mand here. He is now up river concentrating
his troops. It is anticipated that General
Palacios will resist and fight, and follow the
grand pronunclamento of the Third division.
It Is fctated throughout the northern frontier
Conflict Before the Election
is expected, oa account of the feeling toward
Juarez on the border, consequent on his oppo
sition to tbe Zona Libre question. An order
was received here directing an investigation for
the defense of the claims before the commission.
FROM JVEW YORK.
by associated PRESS. J
Exclusively to Tlie Eceniw) Telegraph,
ItiillofT to be Hanged To-morrow.
New York, May 17. Governor Hoffman, just
before leaving for Richmond yesterday, tele-
graphed to Rulloff's counsel that he had decided
cot to interfere either by respite or commuta
tion. The execution occurs to-morrow. Rulloff
stated yesterday that he only needed six weeks
to complete his Rudiments of Philology."
' Threw Ills Wife from a Window.
William Rudd threw his wife from the third
story of a tenement house on Reade street last
night, causing almost instant death.
The Mercantile I.lbraiy Reformers
will take legal measures to contest, on the
ground of fraud, the election of directors yes
Fleetwood Park Races.
Tom Carpenter's "Thomas Jefferson" won the
I15C0 puree for 2 29 horses at I leetwood Park
yesterday, and George P. Carpenter's "Heather
Bloom" the t700 purse for three minute horses.
Henry AV. Raymond, Jr.,
was among the graduates of Columbia Law
School last night.
Chicago Flour aud Wheat Market.
Special Despatch to The Evening Tttrgrapk.
Chicago, May 179-30 A. M. Wheat Arm; No. 8,
il-VV Vr30, seller May and June; sales at frao,
Corn steady ; sales at f4.c, seller June.
Jicr-th't. bhiv'ti., Htcriutt. Hhtift.
Flour, bbls. S.ooo 3,oo) Oats, bos.... 70,ooo 24,uh)
What,bug. B,7oO 80OQ Kye, bus . . . . la.ooo 8,000
Corn, bus.. 3,jj0 1C4,W0 Uarley, bus.. 1W0 ,M)
FROM THE STATE.
Serenade to Govenor Geary aud Senator
Scott The Governor and the Senator on
Special Despatch to The Evening Telegraph.
Harrisburo, May 17 Last evening, the
"Unconditional Republican Club" of Philadel
phia, consisting of the delegation to the State
Convention from that cltv, accompanied by
quite a crowd of other Phlladelphians, and
headed by Beck's Band, serenaded Governor
Geary, Senators Scott and Cameron, and other
firominent gentlemen. After the band had per
ormed a few selections at the residence of
Governor Geary, that functionary came forward
and thanked the Phlladelphians for their kind
nefs. Geary Don't Want to be President Vnlcss
lie is "uraggcu utit."
During the Governor's remarks, he referred,
incidentally, of course, to the Presidential can
vass, when a voice In the crowd exclaimed:
"Geary's the man!"
In response to this Insinuation, his Excellency
make the following declaration:
"I am not a candidate for any oflice under the
State or National Government, and I will not
accept any oflice. True, I am ambitious; but
my ambition is to retire to the shades of private
life. I will not be dragged out to fill any oflice.
In the future I will try to do my duty in the
private walks of life; but I don't want any oflice,
and will not accept any, unless my fellow-citi
zens drag me out, which, If they do, I will try
to do whatever lies in my power in the future,
as I have In the past. I ask no further honors
at the hands of my fellow-cltlzens; but if I
should be called on to fill my present oflice for
the third term, I will do it to the best of my
Senator Scott on the Situation and the
Future Prospects of the Party
After serenading the Hon, Donald Came
ron, the club proceeded to the Locuicl House
and serenaded the Hon. John Scott.
Senator Scott was Introduced by the Hon. Wil
liam Elliott, and was loudly cheered. He opened
his speech with some highly eulogistic remarks
concerning the citizens of Philadelphia, and
believed that under the management of men
like the "Unconditional Club" she would roll
up etill larger majorities in the future. The
present convention was one of importance,
because in its footsteps the Republicans next
year would expect to follow. He was sure the
result would endorse the present administra
tion, not only because at its head was a man
who was eminently honest and
patriotic, but beeause the same issues
were to be presented as in 1809. The people
had learned to love the Republican party and
would not leave it. because it is the party of
economy and justice; not only that, but it
guarantees to all men, without regard to creed,
sect, or color, the risjhts of citizenship, and pro
tected them in the same.
The speaker was frequently interrupted by
applause, and was loudly cheered at the close.
At the conclusion of Senator Scott s remarks
the club adjourned to the hotel, where, in the
course! of the evening, General John F. nar-
tranft, tbe present Auditor-General, was an
nounced as Philadelphia's choice for Governor.
The announcement was received with cheers.
The Republican Convent ion for the Noml.
nation of Candidates for .Auditor and
Special Despatch to the Evening Telegraoh.
Harrisborg, May 17. lhe town is thronged
with strangers this morning. The Grand Lodge
of Odd Fellows and the Red Men, and the politi
cians and accidental visitors, have filled the
hotels to overflowing, and last night business
men who came on the late trains were compelled
to seek the comforts of home in the private
Philadelphia Is Strongly Represented,
and notwithstanding the lack of interest mani
fested by the people, the politicians are active
and warm in the selection of the nominees. -
The Philadelphia delegation to the conven
tlon comprises but a small part of the crowd
from your city who are on hand to watch the
proceedings of the convention. Among those
here who are prominent in the political circles
of Philadelphia are Postmaster Bingham, Naval
Officer Hiestand, Receiver of Taxes Beatty, A.
II. Franciscus, General Prevost, James Mc-
Manes, Alexander P. Colesberry, Colonel Har-
raanusNeff, Samuel L. Smedley, John A. House
man, P. A. B. Wldener, Hon. Charles O'Neill,
Colonel Alexander K. McClure, F. Theodore
Walton, and Dr. James N. Marks. General
Hartranft, the present Auditor-General, United
8tates Senator John Scott, and M. 8. Quay, of
Beaver, are also on hand to wutch the course of
For the position of Auditor-General there is
quite a number of aspirants, but it is generally
conceded, at this hour (10 A. M., that Dr.
David Stanton will be the choice of the conven
tion. Dr. Stanton is a gentleman of pleas
ing manners, and stands about 5 feet 10 inches.
He wears heavy blacK whiskers, slightly tinged
with prey, and, with the exception of rotundity,
strongly resembles hi) uncle, the late Edwin M,
For the position of Surveyor-General there is
but little excitement except among the per
sonal friends of Colonel R. M. Beatb, of Potts-
vllle, and S. L. Smedley, of Philadelphia. Mr.
Beath has many warm friends, but his connec
tion with the Anthracite Board of Trade ope
rates seriously against him. At this moment it
is hard to say who will be tbe candidate for this
position, although the friends of Mr. Smedley
claim that he is sure to receive the nomination.
Mr. Smedley is the Surveyor of the Park Com
mission', and, If I mistake not, resides at pre
sent in the Twenty-fourth ward.
Influence of the Convention on the Presi
It is believed that the action of this conven
tion will have considerable influence on the
coming Presidential and Gubernatorial can
vasses, and consequently the active members of
both parties are watching It with considerable
Chairmanship of theState Executive Com.
There is great Interest manifested lu the selec
tion of the chairman of the State Executive
Committee for the coming year, but up to this
hour the matter Is in chaos. It would not sur
prise many if Wm. R. Leeds, Sheriff of Phila
delphia, should be decided upon, although there
are many aspirants.
The Convention Assembled
in the House of Representatives at 13 o'clock
Beck's Band, with the Philadelphia delega
tion, having arrived early, discoursed excelleut
music. Their appearance was loudly cheered.
The chamber was crowded to excess. Mahlon
Called the Convention to Order,
making no remarks. Mr. Alfred M. Green, of
Philadelphia, and Mr. Fields, of Allegheny, were
appointed doorkeepers. The crowd was eo
great at this juncture that many, not members
of the convention, were obliged to go outside
the bar, and many more could not enter the
cbombcr. William J. Ovens was appointed Ser
The Roll of Delegates
was then called. Nearly every district was fully
Another Report of the Opening.
At ten minutes before 12, the Unconditional
Club, headed by William R. Leeds, entered the
hall of the House of Representatives with a band
and marched through the alslessthe members of
the club taking seats in different parts of the
house. Hon. John S. Mann proposed three
The Unconditional Republicans of Phlla-
Mahlon II. Dickinson then announced that
the hour had come for assembling the conven
tion. It was proposed that Messrs. Green, of
Philadelphia, and Fields, of Allegheny, act as
doorkeepers. Agreed to. lhe chairman re
quested gentlemen not delegates to vacate the
seats on the floor. On motion, William J.
Ovens, Scrgeant-at-Arms of the House, was
made a doorkeeper.
The roll of delegates was then called by Mr.
llammersly. This occupied the greater part of
an hour. On motion, It was agreed that the
names of delegates as called be considered the
delegates to the convention.
James R. Kelly,
of Washington county, was called to the chair.
A Daughter of Senator Cameron Struck
Special Despatch to The Evening Telejraph.
Harrisburo, May 17. Mrs. Burnslde, one of
the daughters of Senator Cameron, was etruck
with paralysis this morning and Is not expected
to live. Senator Cameron has been tele
I BY ASSOCIATED l-BBSa.J
Exclusively to The Evening Telegraph.
A Miner Murdered.
MAi cn Chunk, May 17. An uuknown miner
was found dead last evening about a mile below
Hazleton. He had been shot through the head
and his throat cut.
Conflagration at Iloncsdalc,
IIonesdale, Pa., May 17. A fire broke out
in Cummings' store last night, and it, together
with the 6tores of R.J. Menuer & Co., J. Sny
der, Knapp & Jenkins and XV. & L. Weston were
burned. Loss about 250,000, upon which there
is insurance of $100,000.
Newport. Mav 17. Doctor Daniel Watson,
an eminent physician and graduate of Pennsyl
vania Medical University, died thU morning.
HAitrarmuna. May 16. Amone the bills reported
favorably by committees wn one to protect the elections
of voluntary political associations, to regulate primary
emvuuu. onu iiuuisii irauuB merem ib jruiuiuetpuiib, urn
caster, ana urawrnra.
Tbe following bill was naaserl : Kxemntinir the fiirard
and Mechanics' National Banks from taxation, by a vote
oi w to m; regulating ine sizeoi screens in uitunimoas
coal rririoDs was defeated.
House bill was renorted from the committee repeal.
iup eo much of tbe act of January 3f, i'6 as confines the
sales for taxes in Philadelphia to tbe first Monday of
April, .luiy, uctuiier, and January, and that uereitter
Kales for taxes rr y be made at any ef the regular tales by
lneouennoi tne connty ana of. tne city ana county of
The House met at 9 A. M.
Mr. Lamon introduced a bill InoorDoratins the Exool.
sior Assurance Company of Philadelphia.
An invitation was receivAd and accntnd i,n attend thA
laying of (he corner-stone of Cumberland Valley Normal
ocnooi, way ;n.
Senate hill nneninir fihamnkfn afreet, hetwaen TtrnntT.
first and Twenty second, and providing for the grading,
i-uruiug. ana paving oi tne eame, paasea nrsireaaing.
Opposed by Mr. tuigley.
Senate bill dividing the Twenty-fifth ward into two as-
seceors' dint net a was pbjoctedoff by Messrs. Josephs and
benate Dili rem five to binding ty tne trustees of a nouss
tor lriendlt-ss and destitute children in Wilmington. Dela
ware, waa nasaed.
(Senate bill incorporating tne Mortn ana West Branch
Railroad Company was passed.
Hnna's bill authorizing the Danville. HaEletnn. and
Wilkesbarre Railroad to borrow money was passes.
Benate bill revising the charter of tne Columbia and
Drtorara Railroad was Daased.
. Senate supplement for tbe Susquehanna Intersection
Railroad waa paased.
Senate snpplemeat relative to sale of Almshouse Farm,
rniladuipma, repealing provision requiring pauno para:
therein, passed first reading. Opposed by Mr. Uuigley.
Messrs. Quigley sod Boileau objectei off the. Senate
rpoTating tue rniiaaeipuia Marsn JUanu ana
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Exclusively to The Evening Telegraph.
Cattle Raids In Texas.
Ringgold Barracks, May 15 One hundred
armed Mexicans have crossed the river at Los
Curvas, thirty-five miles distant, making a
cattle raid. Smaller bands are constantly cross
ing for the same purpose, and extend opera
tions to near Corpus Christi. They fight if they
are encountered. There is a panic among
breeders of stock between Rio Grande and
Nueres. Thousands of cattle are stolen every
month when access gives safe entrance. The
Mexican officials throw every obstacle in the
way of their recovery, neither State nor nation
' . . 1 I ! 1 Jl
I rOiectlDg me people, wuu vumprnm iuumy.
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Female Opposition to Woman Suffrage.
Washington, May 17. Mrs. Sherman, wife
of General fcnerman; Jurs. uanigren, Mrs.
Catharine . Beecher, and other ladies of pro
minence, are industriously engaged through the
proper agencies in procuring bignatures to a
nfctitlon to Congress protesting against an ex
tension of suflrnge to women. In furtherance
of their obiect a monthly paper called The True
woman is pubU6iiea ai Baltimore under ineir
liu, ru lie niKuauti
The trial of the second bigamy case of Hon.
C. C. Bowen. the contestant of Uelarge tor a
seat In the present Congress from Bouin Caro
lina, Is set for Tuesday next.
Ft male Suffrage In Columbia Territory.
A bill has been introduced in the House of
Delegates of the Territory of Columbia, to ex
tend to lcmaies tne right to vote unu uoiu uuico
Government Weather Ileport.
war m-p.KTMRNT. office op the chief Signal
Officer. Washington, way it io so a. ju oyuup-
lid inr ii, nut iwHiitv-four liOiirs: The threaten-
tr went hpr with light Mins west ot Michigan, on
hau moved eastward ami spread
nf inu..t barometer lias moved E. N. t. and U now
anutu into I'cnnsyivauia sun iumjuuu. ' m
east of Maine. The pressure still remains high In
tbe Boutneru and Gulf biates aud lias risen rapidly
north and east or lumuDti. i no iriupt-iature una
in..iuueii Hiifftitlr from the South Atlautio coasts.
Clearing and partially cloudy weather nortUwest of
wwziii? It is probable that the clourti and
rata of the Middle and KuHtern States will clear
away by Thursday morning. Fresh winds are probable
for the lauer auu uuu tvuoio.
MiLWarEEK. May 17. Wheat market steady; No.
I . l-aau; No. 2, f l-30v. Received. 67,000 bushels.
fcLlpred, 67,000 bushels Freights, Vgatf .
The State Convention,
Proceedings Vp to 130 P. XtX.
The Murderer Rulloff.
FROM THE STATE.
Special Despatch to The Evening Telegraph.
Proceedings of the Republican Conven
tion. Harrisburo, May 17. There were no con
Mr. Keeder, of Southampton, nominated
James R. Kelly, of Washington, for temporary
President, and Mr. Kelly was unanimously
The temporary President said:
Gentlemen of the convention I return you my sin
cere and hearty thanks for the unexpected Honor
you nave conferred upon me of appointing me to
preside over your preliminary deliberations. The
business we nave assembled here for is to put such a
ticket In the field and adopt such a platform as will
secure another glorious ltepuBUean victory in glo
rious old Pennsylvania, and put this State in aoiiri
line for 1878. (Applause.) This being the object ot
our meeting, the sooner our business Is attended to
the better, and therefore I shall not detain you with
Mr. Keeder. of Northampton, nominated for
temporary secretaries: Ezra Lukens, of Phila
delphia; K. G. Dell, of Lawrence; Isaiah Cole,
of Allegheny; XV. J. Komig. of Lehigh: R. M.
Prick, of Northumberland: and Cvrus I. Fox.
of Lancaster, who were elected and took their
Mr. Johnson, of Crawford, offered tho fol
Resolved, That all resolutions cftered In convert.
tlon be referred to the Committee on Resolutions
without debate. Adopted.
Mr. Mumma. of Dauphin, offered the follow.
Eesolved, That the Committee on remanent Or
ganization be eppointcd equal to one for each Sena
tor, and that each delegation name the members
thereof from each Senatorial district. Adopted.
RusEell Errett. of Allegheny, offered the fol.
Eesolved, That a committee enual to one for each
Senator be appointed in the usual wav to report
resolutions embracing the views of this convention.
Mr. Mann, of Potter, had the mien of thn
nouse of Representatives adopted for the rov-
ernment of the convention.
Mr. Wagonscller, of Northumberland, nre-
sented tbe credentials of a dele&ration of Rennh.
licans from Washington, D. C, who, on his mo-
lion, were admitted to seats in the convention.
lie also moved that the Washington Cltr R-
publicans be entitled to two members of the
State Central Committee, which motion was
opposed by General Wagner, of Philadelphia,
and, on his motion, postponed for the present.
ine loiiowing committee on Permanent nr.
ganizatlon, with Mr. Mumma, of Dauphin, as
chairman, was then announced:
first. Kdward K. Oobb.
Second. John MoCullnuirh.
Third. Joseph K. Asb.
lonrth. Christian Kneass.
Filth. P. F. Smith and John .T TInivl.n
biitti. 8. O. Pureed.
Heventh. Robert feysert.
KiRfith. George L. Jenkins.
Ninth. William H. l.enan.
Tenth. General William Lilly.
Kleventh. D. W. BerriU.
Twelttb. A. N. Or er.
Thirteenth. K. K. htranc
Fourteenth. D. B Mover.
Fifteenth. K. M. Friolt.
Sixteenth. David Mumma.
Seventeenth. F. Myers, H, F. Row.
F.iKhtaentb. H. C. Hmyser.
Nineteenth. Geo. M. Krauth.
1 wentietb. Jno. M. Scott.
Twentv.nrst. P. M. Lrle. W. W. Brown.
Twenty-second. D. 8. Porter.
Twenty-third. 11. A. U. r inney.
Twenty-fourth. U. W. K. Minor.
Twenty-fifth. Cbarlea Jeremy, John Paul.
lwenty sixth. James r. Hart.
Twenty-seventh. Dr. John W, Lawrence,
Twenty eiabth. P. R. Gray.
Twenty ninth. Cyras Kitchen.
The following Committee oa Resolutlons.wlth
Russell Errett, of Allegheny, as chairman, was
First. William J. Pollock.
Second. William R Leds.
Third. Charles W. Bidgway.
Fourth. George U. Suhock.
1 ifth. Charles H. Pennypacker.
Sixth A.P. Sbnrcr.
(Seventh. Jonathan Richard.
KiR-bth. J. Warren Tryon.
Ninth. William 1. Seltzer,
't enth. H. K. bimmock.
Eleventh. H. F. Scott.
Twelith. 11. W. Palmer.
Thirteenth. Hon. John 8. Mann.
Fourteenth. James R. Or win.
Fifteenth. George WsKKenaelUr.
Sixteenth. Samuel F. liarr.
Seventeenth. John P. Bay and O. Masser.
Kiftbteentb. Robert H. Henderson.
Nineteenth. John Rowe.
Twentieth. W. H. Koontz. ,
Twenty first. W. H. Woods and W. Yf. Brown,
Twenty-seoond. Daniel Raimer.
Twenty-third. J. W. Phelps
Tweniy-fourth Hon. J. B. Donley-Twenty-fifth.
Ruseell Frrett and W. O, Morgan.
Twenty -sixth. William Uenry.
Twenty-tevenm. airjere i. nenry.
Twenty-eighth. F. H. Brafwwis.
Twenty-ninth. George W. Starr.
A delegate from Beaver presented a memorial
from tbe National Labor Union, which was re
ferred to the Committee on Ketolutions imme
diately without reading.
The convention men aujourneu uu r. -u.
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RulIolT'a L.ast Hours.
BiKGBAMTON, May IT. Rulloff rose at 3 o'clock
this morning in an apparently cneeriut irameoi
mind, and has not snown signs or Dreamug uown.
n tiaa not naid the least atteution to religious
matters, but on the contrary baa constantly Indulged
In violent and profane language, abusive of Gover
nor Hon man and others for cutting him on before
the completion or nis won,
He has by bis conduct forfeited what little public
sympathy and respect he yet retained, and not a
WOrd IB now nearu 111 ilia mvur. i uo (wium will uo
put In place tuia aiteruooa. too execution wtu
lake place in we jara ui mo jnu, aii uuuu m-iuunuw.
As the rncloHure is small, the Sherlit' will not admit
more than seventy-rive spectators.
The Macc-Coburn Affair.
Niw York, May IT. Joe Coburn and friends as
sembled at the Ctifper oUlce to-day, with a view to
arranging an eariy meeting wun ju ace at some umer
place than Kansas Ciry. Mace was not present, nor
any or bis backers except jiarry urn.
fchuwed a letter from some Virginia officials, guar-
autteingan uninterrupted combat. Coburn put la
a claim for stakes.
New York Money and Stock Market.
Naw Yobk. Mav it. titueka very strong. Money
cssy at 4 per cent Gold, inaUiri. 6-SUs, 18e, cp.,
111?- ; do. 1964, cp., 11 1 ! do. 1. ? !? ! "'h1?86
Dew. 113;dO. 1ST, 113i; ioa, iia ; io-auBf
109s Virginia 6s, new, 71 ; Missouri ,6s, 85' ; Can
ton Co.. fai!i : Curoberlano preferred, 82; N. V. Cen
tral and Hudson Kiver, Erie, Mi Reading,
114'.,'; Adann Kxpress, 61;; Michigan CnttaL
123 WlChlgan Boutneru, iu7 . "uuum uiuuau
l4W ' Cleveland and Pittsburg, YiS : Chicago and
Rock Island, 1H S: Pltwourg and tort Wayne,
99; Western iniou -mienrap",
Baltimore Produce Market.
Balttmokk, May IT . Cotton weak ; middling np
auds,l6k,16?4c.;low middling, 14 Vc. Flour nj-nier
a nd fairly active. Wheat firm; Ohio and Indiana,
rel tSC; choice lot of red sold at f J-10. Corn
Southern white steady at T4 T5c.; Souther yellow
weak atT3iTBc; mixed Western, T476 Oati
dull at 64a66c Provisions unchanged. WbUki
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