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VOL. XV. NO. 117.
PHILADELPHIA, THURSDAY, MAY 18, 1871.
DOUBLE SHEET THREE CENTS.
A GREAT RAILWAY SCHEME.
Vanderbilt, Fislr, and Gould.
Dangerous New Coal Monopoly.
Revival of the Oil Fever.
Greatest Well Just Struck.
Ktc, Etc., Etc., Etc., Etc., Etc.
VASMEMHLT, IISK, AM) GOULD.
An Alliance for tlie Cnturc of Dl vldcnils
Hope for.l lie Sf ocUlioIdcrs of Erie The
meeting of Gould outl Vaurtcrbllt ou
Desperate attempts were made yesterday by
interviewers and speculators to obtain soma clue
wherewith to unravel the mystery enveloping
the rumored change in the management of Erie.
Gould was exceeding busy and unusually reti
cent, Fisk himself was a little bit "mum," and
the Commodore aud his friends played bluff. It
is the opinion of those street quidnuncs whose
opinions are worth reporting that a very im
portant change is about to be made in the com
position of the Erie Directory. It is argued that
the advance in Erie has been too steady to be
the result of a mere speculating rumor the
bears could easily have exploded a bubble of
that nature, but the hidden forces under
neath the present rise are altogether too much
There are some facts which give color to the
rumor that negotiations have taken place be
tween the Erie and Central chiefs. First, it is
known that Horace F. Clark and Augustus
Schell have repeatedly been closeted with Gould
and Fi6k of late; secondly, it has been ascer
tained that Vauderbilt's agents bought largely
of Erie stock before the present rise; and third,
a representative of the Sun witnessed a meeting
of Gould and Vanderbilt yesterday afternoon at
Fleetwood. These worthies had a long conver
sation. They may have been talking horse, but
it was probably iron-horse. At any rate, they
were both too much engrossed with the subjget
under discussion to pay attention to the racing.
Late last eveniDg it was reported in the vesti
bules of the FHth Avenue Hotel and the Hoff
man House that a tripartite alliance had ben
formed between Gould, Vanderbilt, and Seott,
by the terms of which the Delaware and Hud
son is to have the monopoly of the anthracite
coal trade at all points on the Erie and Central,
and access to Albany. Vanderbilt, Gould, and
Scott are to control all other traflic, thus making
a practical consolidation of the three lines, by
which it is estimated by railroad men that
with only a moderate advance in rates,
the saving in the shape of draw
backs, rebates, and commissions will
amount to a total warranting a handsome di
vidend on each of the three stocks. It was
further reported that for "certain considera
tions," the exact nature of which could not be
ascertained, three Vanderbilt men were to be
admitted into the Erie directory in the place of
gentlemen who have made arrangements to
retire at an early date. The opening of the
Erie aud Niagara Falls branch, by which the
Erie injplaced in damaging competition with
the Central for the vast business of the Michi
gan Central and Canadian lines, is said to have
been the lever which moved Vanderbilt to ally
himself with Gould. N. Y. Sun, to-day.
THE OIL REGIONS.
The Biggest Find Yet A Four Hundred
lfarrel Well Struck.
The Titusville Courier of Monday says: A
new flowing well on the Angell Prentice tract
at Foster was struck on Saturday morning.
When the drill bad pierced the third sand to a
depth of three feet an immense reservoir of oil
and gas was opened, which instantly stopped
operations and forced a stream of oil up through
the well and far above the derrick. The volume
of gas was immense, and that spreading in every
direction was at once ignited by the fire In the
boiler, and the workmen barely escaped with
their lives from the explosion and conflagration
Everything about the well was of course con
sumed, but fortunately no person was injured.
Efforts were at once begun to extinguish, the
flames, and in this the men were twice success
ful, but the heated casing in each case rekindled
the fire at the next now. The discharge of oil,
in a stream the full size of the casing, occurred
at intervals of about ten minutes, so that no
time elapsed in which to cool the casing, and it
was feared that the only way would be to fill the
well with water. Thb well is known as num
ber eleven, and is the sixteenth that has been
drilled on the property, fifteen of which have
been good paying wells. The amount of oil
lost by the fire is of course not known, but the
well bids fair to be one of the bjst now in ope
ration. The same paper of yesterday says: The well
which was on fire on Saturday is probably the
biggest one we have recorded for a long time.
The fire was finally extinguished Saturday
afternoon, and the well has since flowed a large
amount of oil; at least four hundred barrels a
day, probably much more.
I.Mkt Letters of the Learned Murderer.
The following cards, written by Rulloff, ap
peared in the local papers 01 Uinguamton, Is. x .,
LETTER NO. I.
Linghamton. May 16, 1871. llavii) if been credi
bly informed that certain persons am preparing lor
publication a work to be sold as rny I lie, and which
will purport to be written froru Information fur
bished by myself, this is to certify that any such
work will be a fraud, In so far as it may purport to
be written from any such Information. I have In no
way contributed to the preparation of such a work,
nor nave i Knowingly lurmsiiea a single item or la
formation to be used lor any such purpose.
KbWAUD 1L KlLLOl'F,
LETTER HO. II.
BiKGHAMTON, May IT. 1871 This is to certify that
I have never in any way eonrlbuted to the prepara
tion ui a worn to ne soiu as my uie, ana mat any
soeh work purporting to be written from informa
tion furulahed by me will be fraudulent and untrue.
Kulloff communicates a long article to the
Biugbamton leader on his philologioal work
It closes as follows:
'4-10 My task is done, my object Is attained. The
tracing of these words at once to a fundamental
form and to the proper sanies of heathen mi thology
exemniifles the theory of lansuase uerfectlv re.
stored. When familiarity with the subject shall
prove its intrinsic interest, when experience shall
is how its importance to the cause of education,
when effort further to exteud its principles
shall demonstrate bow dirtluult Die work.
liHt, and not till then, will the
tame of my labors be duly perceived, or any just
estimate be formed of the immense research by
which aone success was attatued. That malignity
and lsnoranca should here also prevail is greatly to
be mourned. It is greatly to be mourned that they
persist iu maintaining erroneous constructions
against one whose life has been employed, and that
even in a moment of brilliant success iney one
who has dona and who could and would have done
so min h for the iuteilectual advancement of hid
TO-DAY'S CABLE NEWS.
The Communal Dsalh Struggle.
Dismay of the Rebels.
The Grand Attack on Paris.
The Walls Undermined,
A Teriific Magazine Explosion.
Six Hundred Persons Hilled.
Capture of Fort fslcsitrouge.
The Execution of Rulloff
Ho Blasphemes to the Last.
etc., Ktc, Etc., Etc.. Etc.. Etc.
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Conflict Between the bcrmnn Parliament
aud the Government.
Berlin, May 17 There was a stormy discus
sion in the German Reichstag to-day. One of
the members inquired into the acts of the Gov
ernment. The Liberals were vehement in de
manding their rights. This is the first conflict
between the German Parliamentandthe Govern
ment since the Reichstag met. The southern
members are exceedingly suspicious, and speak
their minds plainly and with energy. The
Reichstag sits for three weeks, with no Whitsun
Tlie Latest from Paris.
Paris, May 18 Evening. The Prussians are
arriving at Enghicn.
Last night the police authorities of the Hotel
do Ville, with a guard of Francs-tireurs, de
scended urion Peters' American Restauaant, on
the Boulevards, and arrested 150 men and
women who were there supping luxuriously.
The oflense charged was that their extravagance
was not in keeping with the times. Among the
arrested were several superior officers of the
Commune, whom it has been determined to
punish for neglecting their duty for pleasure.
Sliells are Falling
over all parts of the city to-day, and great fear
is manifested by the Communist authorities of a
revolutionary attack upon, the Ilotel de Ville,
and the guard is doubled.
A Reactionary Movement
is imminent, and it is believed the explosion
formed part of the conspiracy against the Com
Tlie Insurgents Again Repulsed.
Versailles, May 17. Last night a large body
of insurgents advanced from their works in
front of the ramparts of Paris and attempted to
surprise the Government forces at Neullly.
They were promptly met by the troops, who
were fully aware of their approach, and, after a
sharp Btruggle, routed by a bayonet charge, and
driven back to Paris, leaving behind many dead
COO Persons Killed ly the Late Explosion.
London, May 18 5 A. M The. Times1
special despatch from Paris says COO persons
were killed by the explosion near the Avenue
Trocadcro last night; most of thsm were
A 'Woman's Club.
London, May 18. The Times' special from
Paris says the Commune has resolved to form a
central club of women for the purpose of dis
A delegation of the Commune in the Second
Arrondissement has decreed the closing in that
portion of Paris of all houses of ill-fame.
The Daily Petes' special from Paris reports
Great Agitation Among the People
and distrust of the Commune. Arrests are be
coming general, and it is supposed the Germans
are about to send an ultimatum to the Com
mune. Heavy columns of troops are near Passy,
A Battle Is Hourly Expected.
The Telegraph's special from Versailles says
10,000 insurgents attempted on Tuesday to sur
prise the Government forces at Neullly, but
were repulsed and driven back. It is reported
that the Versailles troops carried the Muette
gate of Paris. A despatch from Paris says the
number of persons killed by the explosion of a
powder magazine in the Avenue Trecadero is
variously estimated at fifty to two hundred. The
stock of cartridges was immense, and a large
amount of neighboring property was destroyed.
The National Guard and the Commune.
Paris, May 18. Clement and Brunei, mem
bers of the Commune, have been arrested. The
Committee of Safety appeal to the National
Guard to secure the triumph of the Commune,
and in so doing describe the fearful results
which must come from their inaction.
was made on Wednesday on the Versailles'
position at Neullly, but, as on the previous day,
the assailants were repulsed. The Communist
batteries on Montmartre are to-day
liombardlug the Versailles Works
at Chateau Becon. The Commune has directed
Rigault to make reprisals for all acts of cruelty
perpetrated by the Versailles commanders.
Versailles, May 13. The cannonade of the
approaches to Paris contlnnes. The committee
appointed by the Assembly to consider the treaty
i of peace have proposed to the Assembly to ex-
to be ceded to Germany in the vicinity of Bel
fort. London, May 18.
The Xew Spanish I.onu
has been introduced in the London ma-ket. It
is reported that the Turkish Government is
about to make a fret-h Issue of consolidated
bonds to the amount of 130,000,000.
This Morning's notations.
Literpool, May 18 10 30-A. M Cotton steady;
npiauds, 7jfi7Sd.; Orleans, 7'($7;;d. Salesto-day
estimated at 12,000 bales.
Lonkon, May 18-11-30 A. M Consols for money,
; for account, 93s;29sv. U. 8. bonds of 186,
90s ; of W, old. 90 ; of 1867, 92',' ; 10-408. S9V.
Frankfort. May 17 Evening U. S. bunds, 96Y-
Liverpool, May 1811-30 A. M. Wheat, 12. 5d. for
California whlie and lis. 41.U. 6d. for No. 2 to
No. 1 new red Western spring. Corn, 35s. for new.
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Dedication of a College Chapel.
New Iork, May 18. The new chapel of the
Drew Theological Seminary, of Madison, N. J.,
was dedicated yesterday. Bishop Janes preached
The miniature steamer
City of Rngusa
fails for Liverpool on Monday, with a cargo of
five hundred bricks, and a crew of one man and
Wamau Suffragists to the Fore.
The election judges of Hammonton, N. J.,
have all been arrested on the complaint of
women whose ballots were rejected.
Fire at Frnuklln, N,J.
The store of Miner fc Stiles, at Franklin, N.
J., was burned yesterday. Loss, $18,000.
Railway and Canal Alliance.
It is reported that a tripartite alliance lias
been formed between Gould, Vanderbilt, and
Scott, by the terms of which the Delaware and
Hudson Canal Company Is to have a monopoly
of the anthracite coal trade at all points on the
Erie and Central roads, and . access to Albauy,
Vanderbilt, Gould, and Scott to control all the
other traffic, thus making a practical consolida
tion of the three lines. It is further reported
that, for certain considerations, three Vanderbilt
men will be admitted into the Erie directory.
Notice of registration at the Farmers' Trust of
30,000 new shares, credited last winter, has, ac
cording to report, been withdrawn.
Execution of RullofT.
Bingtiamton, N. Y., May 18. Edward II.
Hullolf, who has for the third time been under
sentence of death, to-day expiated his last
crime on the gallows. At 10 o'clock over ten
thousand persons were outside the jail. At
11'27 he was brought to the gallows.
On leaving tho cell he said to the Sheriff,
'You won't have any prayers or any non
sense, will you?" The Sheriff said, "No." When
asked at the scaffold if he had anything to say,
he said, "Not anythiug." Ilia last words, while
standing trembling, was, "I can't stand still."
At 11 37 the signal was given, and the wretched
man was hung.
A contortion was visible, though he deliberate
ly put bis baud in his pocket. Iu 25 minutes
the body was taken down.
Fonda, N. Y., May 18. Eacker, the murderer
of the school teacher Thompson, will not be
executed until the 2Gth inst.
The Key West Telegraph Cable.
New York, May 18. A despatch dated at
sea May 17, from the Scientific Corps. United
States steamship Bibb, in latitude 25 dcg. 10
min. 0 sec, longitude 81 deg. 52 min., says the
laying of the International ocean telegraph
cable from Punta Rosa to KeyWest (Colonel W.
n. Heiss, superintendent) is so far a perfect
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Quadrennial Methodist Conference.
Pittsburg, May 18. The second quadrennial
session of the General Conference of the
Methodist non-Episcopal Church commenced
herej'esterday morning. The Hon. F. H. Pier
pont, of West Virginia, wss elected permanent
President, the first instance in the history of
American Methodism where a layman has been
chosen to fill this office. Seventy-five delegates
were present, and thirty more are expected
The Chartlers Valley Railroad
is now finished to Washington, Pa., and will be
formally opened by an excursion to-day.
The arrest of County Commissioners Neeley
and McGee, charged with
Robbery and Extortion,
has created great excitement. The commis
sioners are alleged to have taken bribes from
applicants for license to sell liquor for the past
two years. The penalty of the offense is tine
and imprisonment of five years. The commis
sioners gave $5000 bail each.
Young Men's Christ lau Association.
York, May 18. A district convention of the
Young Men's Christian Association will be held
here on the zia ana swa instant, which promises
to be of more than ordinary interest, owing to
the large number of delegates from this and
other States whom it is expected will stop on
their way to the International Convention at
Washington. Extensive preparation have been
made to entertain all.
The Executive Committee have arranged for
the discussion of some of the most important
and practical questions of Christian labor.
There will be a graud reunion of delegates to
the International Convention, after which they
will proceed to Washington in a body.
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Washington, May IS.
XV. XV. Corcoran
is comparatively easier than he has been for
twenty-four hours previously, but none of the
serious symptoms of his case have disappeared,
while the process of gradual weakening and
wearing of the system is painfully apparent.
The Select Ku-klux Committee.
The Ku-klux select committee of twenty-one
held an adjourned meeting this im rnln and
had an interchange of visws on the subject of
the investigation, but came to no conclusions.
Government Weather Report,
War Department, Office of the Chief signal
Officer, Washinuton, May 1310 A. M. Syuop
bls for the past twenty-four hours: The weather
c ontinues unchanged on the l'aclflc coast aud the
Rocky Mountain station. The high pressure which
existed Wednesday morning- ou Lake Superior, ban
moved southeastward, and la now central over Ohio
and Western Pennsylvania. The lowest pressure is
fouDd lu Florida. The temperature has risen on the
uuir and soum Atlantic aua iu me nuruiwest. The
cloudy and threatening weather of Weduesdar
cleared away during the day, and clear weather now
prevails east of the Rocky Mountains, with dimin
frobabilitu.i is probable that the barometer
will continue high In the Middle and Kaatt-ra Statea.
with clear weatht-r. Warm weather, with Increased
cloudiness and easterly wind, with falling barome
ter, will probably be experienced in the Valley of
MATTERS AT WASHINGTON.
The Senate Extra Session.
The Pennsylvania Legislature
Etc., Etc.. Etc., Etc. Etc., Eto.
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The Treaty- Publication Investigation.
Washington, May 18. Mr. White was
brought before the bar of the Senate, and
refused to answer the questions relative to his
obtaining a copy of ftie treaty, on the ground
that ho would thereby compromise his honor,
as communications for tho press were often
given in implied confidence.
Mr. Carpenter offered a resolution that White
be retained In custody ot the Sergeaht-at-Arras
until he signifies bis willingness to answer, and
that in the meantime he be committed to the
common jail, and that the committee be autho
rized to sit during the recess.
Mr. Norton, in order to test tho sense of the
Senate, moved to lay the resolution on the table.
Objected to 25 against 30.
Mr. Sumner moved to strike out "confined in
the common jail." Carried 31 against 27.
Mr. Wilson moved to strike out the power of
the committee to sit during the recess.
Mr. Chandler wauted the examination con
tinued until the man lu the 8enate who reports
the secret debates of the Senate for the New
1 ork papers be discovered and punished.
Air. Bchurz was glad to hear the voice of
virtue from the Senator from Michigan, and
thought the investigation should end, as the
witness had sworn that he did not get the treaty
from a Senator or officer of the Senate.
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Nominations of the Kentucky Republican
Louisville, May 18. The Republican 8tate
Convention held to day nominated the following
ticket: For Governor, General John M. Ilarlan,
of Jefferson; Lieutenant Governor, George M.
Thomas, of Lewis; Attorney-General, William
Brown, of Fayette; Treasurer, General Speed S.
Fry, of Boyle; Auditor, William Krippensteppol,
of the Louisville VolksblaH; Superintendent of
Public Instruction, Rev. W. E. Woblle, of Todd;
Register of the Land Ollice, John K. McCleary,
of Rock Castle.
Ketoluilons were adopted in favor of a future
State Convention to amend the Constitution, favor
ing immigration and arraigning tlie Democracy for
rciuslng to pass laws to suppress Ku-kluxlsm and
admit negroes' teHtimony lu the courts; for mis
managing the State finances: keeping out emi
grants and canltul and keeping alive the sec
tional spirit; for applying homestead ex
emption only to whites; for falling to
uiBke adequate provision for the education of all
children In the State, and for promising there shall
be no change in tins pouey. 1 ne sixtn resolution
favors complete amnesty, and denires the restoration
of friendly relations with the Southern States. The
eighth resolution favors economy in the Govern
ment, and raising only enough revenue to defray
the expenses of the administration, and to gradually
extinguish the debt.
Thenitth resolution favors a further reduction
of the tariff and Internal revenue, and opposes
Additional resolutions were adopted, condemning
the refusal to charter the Clnclnclnatl Southern
Kailroad Company, favoring all railroads nnder pro
per charters, and favoring a Congressional enact
ment authorizing the construction of the Cincinnati
Southern ltallroad, if the next Legislature, altera
reasonable time, fall to grant the charter asked for.
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Boston. May 18. The Middlesex County
Woman's Suffrage Association held a convention
in Charlestown yesterday, and was addressed
by William Lloyd Garrison, Julia Ward Ilowe,
Lucy Stone, Mercy P. Pickson, and other advo
cates in the cause of woman suffrage. The ac
tion of the legislative committee on the
women's petition for a constitutional amend
ment allowing women t vote was the subject
of the following resolution:
licsolveil, That in simply recommending that the
petitioners have leave to withdraw, the committee
viitually confessed that no valid reason can be ad
duced against our claim to equal and Impartial suf
frage, without regard to natural distinctions of birth;
and no matter how adroitly postponed or evaded,
that claim must be asserted and demanded nntll the
women of Massachusetts shall stand the same on
the political platform as men, and bo as fully enti
tied to vote and be voted for in every election,
At'Gi'BTA, Me., May 18. Geort e Harrington,
Assistant Postmaster, was drowned in the Ken
nebec river to-day
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Junk Warehouse llurueu.
Baltimore. May 18. The junk warehouse of
Shannon & Co., Nos. 34 and 3ri Lee street, was
burned to-day. The loss is J5,wu partially
Baltimore Produce Market.
Bai.timokk, May 18. Cotton quiet aud steaJy at
inc. for middling uplands, aud 14WUc. for low
middlings. J) lour tirni aud In good demand; How
ard fttreet superfine, to-oue.o; no. uu. exira,
ft! N)i(tViy4 ; do. do. lauiiiv, ft -iSciiito; i lty Mills
anneriliie. f&'b0rf.725: do do. extra. 7a8: Co. do.
fatuity, Ma 11; Western superfine,! n-50(6: do. extra,
ja aT.(ji7-12X : do. Xamlly, $7 2. Wheat Arm. C'jrn
firmer; Southern white at 71 :70c. ; Southern yellow
at. 7NS78c. Oats Urmer at 63i67c. Pork dull at tu.
bacon weak with a good demand ; shoulders, 7ic ;
nb-sides, o.; clear no, iuv. uaius, lBanc.
Lard dull at ll,K0SHo. matey urmer at ao,
New York Money aud Stock Market.
New Yore, May is. atooks strong. Money
easy at 4 per cent, uoid, 111. o-Ja, ise, cp.,
in. ; do. wet. cp., him ; do. iso,cp., 11134 ; do. im,
new. llV;do. 1867, 113' ; do. IStiS, 113'; 18-4')s,
1W; Virginia es, new, 71tf: Missouri 6s, 5)tf;Can.
tnn Co.. Sf: Cumberland preferred. 82 : N. Y. Cen
tral and Hudson Kiver, 9li Erie, 3i7; Heading,
lUM;: Adams Express, Michigan Centra',
ivr. ; Michigan Sontnern. 1 10'i : Illinois Central,
Clef eland and Pittsburg, 127; Chicago and
KocE Island, 111'; Pittsourg and Fort Wayne,
V9; Western Union Telegraph, wg.
Chicago Flour and Wheat Market.
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nuicknn. Ma 189-so A. M. Wheat market quiet
but steady; No. )l, IllWfcKlW, cash and seller
May and June. Corn dull; tt.&l. caib; ti
Flour, bbls. 4,ooo' 6,000 Oats, bus.... 89,ooo 17,000
ui,.uf hi.y ju imio ba.oiio Kv. bus .... 3.000 noue.
Corn, bua..iw,ooo lita.ooo Barley, bus.. 8,000 none.
Milwaukee, May 18. Wheat market Arm; No.
1.11-83!$; N. , 1130. Received. 100,000 bushels.
plug pu, LlwU., J'.UU,
HARttTRiirno, May IS. Hon.e bill rroTidinn for th up.
poinlmptit nf a tax onllentor in the Twetitj.eoond ward,
PliilHdelphia, ooinmitteri ; also bill Taoating 8araat
xtrret, in tlie Twenty lonrlh ward, Philadelphia; nnsnmn
Patrirh street, bei ween Ooriathian araaue and Twenty,
fei ond elrei't j authorizing Counuila to rerise and chan4
ins inan oi directs netwean t'opmr ana nrown ana
Twenty foarth at d Twenty eighth, and Adam Mreit, bo
tween ltittenhonse and Hnrvoy ; Tacntin two fifteen-feet
wile alleys in the Fifteenth ward ; proTiding tor t ha curb
ing and paving with rabble paremeat of I atsyank road,
f n m Rrnad street to Point Itreer.e; vacating Twenty,
sixth street, between Washington arenae and (Jray's
vacating M niter street, Tacatmg Sycamore anjl'orty
first streets, between jancater avenue and Mary street.
llr nse bill to eetabli.h a Hoime of Correction in Phila
delphia, amended ao as to aotlionr.s the City Treasurer
to set apart and appropiiate one-half of the sums received
for lieenre lor sale of intoxicating lienors, to be known as
the municipal relief fund, which hm nni,l tn lh.
Treasurer of the Douce of Correction for the maintenance
oi me inxtiiniiou. i lie provision requiring tavera keepers
topay 6H was stricken out.
1 be Ueneral Appropriation bill came np on third read
ing, and the Senate went into Committee of the Whole.
Mr. Connell moved to inwtrt )U to each member of the
liCUSe Committee WbO Want nnnn hn.in.ti nnnnana.l
with theMarine Hospital, and $4 0 to their clerk.
Mr. liillingfelt had the rate for committee men and
clerks reduced to t2m, and it was then ad 'pted.
Motions made by Mr. Turner to ive Kdward Birming
ham, messenger in the Treasury, 20(l, and $,"Hl0to pay for
damages to tbebcranton fair grounds, by occupation of
troops, were voted down.
Mr. ltm kalew had a proposition inserted allowing ifctiK)
for the payment of witnesses before the Select Uomtnittee
on Printing of the Henate, and $300 to t runk McLaugh
lin, of Philadelphia, for attendance at liarrisburg on
several occasions, as the successful bidder for the public
Tin ling and attendance netore ine neiect uomtnittes on
Printing. 1 he bill I lien piiased by 17 yeas to It nays.
noue mil relative to runroaa. canal, ana lncoroorataa
companies authorised to conxlruct railroad, and autho
rizing such companies to parohase and bold stock and
bonds, to lease roads or property, nnd consolidate with
each ether was considered, and after diaousssioa wus
passed by a vnto ot 17 to 8.
Mr. (!onnell railed upeenate bill relative to the duMes
charged upon sales of foreign merchandise by auctioneers,
and M'oke at length in favor of it. as a measure which was
ential to the prosperity of Philadelphia.
i r. w Mte also advocated it, and it passed.
'I he bills provides that after the 1st of next December
the tax or duty piyable by auctioneers upon sales of goods,
wares or merchandise of foreign growth or manuincturo
I y virtue ot any law shall be no greater than upon simibir
tales ot goods, wares, or merchandise of American growth
or manufacture on and alUr December 1st. the
omrniat inns of auctioneer for one year shall he paid as
olions: For first class. SKOfttl: second claaa. '2ilil: third
class, 12M'; fourth class, 7.:iO; tilth class,
The t-Ynato supplement to the act regulating hawkers
and peddlers was passed.
Mr. Thompson called on the Honse bill to provide for
the improvement of the meadow lands along the bunks of
the Delaware and Schuylkill rivers,n1 ottcrad an amend
ment providing that innds shall not be laid where under
theiuiincicticm ot 0'inpanies unless try a vote of fie
newly elected directors, two-thirds of whom xhall he m.
quired to f nforce the bill.
mr. nan-nan opposed mo amendment.
Mr. Smith moved to amend by substituting "a mainrit.v
of the directors," which Mr. Thompson accepted.
Mr. Miller opposea tne amendment, and tiro red the
bill. The opponents of the bill wanted the city to make
all these repairs, which was wroag. The amendment was
voted down, and the lull parsed finally.
Mr. Maiehall a ski d leave to report, as originating in the
Junio ary Committee, a local supplement to the act re
luting to legal advertisements in Philadelphia.
Mi. (.juigiey otijectea and the Pill was not reported.
A met sag .from the P.ennte was received announcing
that the ISenate bad refused to concur in House amend
ment to henate bill detecting and punishing frauds at
primary elections in Lancaster county, which amendment
Mr. Kninoehl moved the Ilouso recede.
Mr. Uuiulev was opposed to receding, believing that
Philadelphia needed this bill moro than Lancaster
i ne motion to recede was carried.
The benale ioint resolution extending trie time at which
V t. Ro'heraiel shall deliver to the State its painting of
the Bat- le of tlettysburg, to February 2"J, IH72, was, on mo
tion ot Mr. Schnatterly, referred to the Oommittee of
v ays a ui means.
Wr. Mrith. uf Philadelphia, culled up Mr. Josephs' bill
ei'nb'ishingan Insurance Department whichprovi If stoat
tti t.i.venior shall, every three years, with the advice and
cnrs'nt of the Senate, appoint a Superintendent of In
turanue at a salary of 2;"i00, who shali have fivo clorks at
a salary of ftlulki each, and shall enter security iu a bond of
KlHrO.KH). All insurance companies, home or foreign, shall
annrally muke a detailed report to the Attornoy-Unnernl
of their exact financial condition and standing. He and
the superintendent may examine any insurance otlioor or
agent on oain.
Mr. Chaltant opposed the bill as intended to give soft
places tea few individuals.
Mr. Josephs explained that he bad introduced the bill
in obedience to repeated recommendations from the
(ioveinment. It bad been carefully prepared by the
Mr. hmith of Philadelphia. sustained the bill, sad had
several alight amendments incorporated.
Mr. Humphreys of Allegheny, moved to amend by strik
ng out the provision for a separate department, thus
leaving the woole matter in the hands of the Attorney
leneia. t r. White, of Allegheny, opposed this amendment.
V r. Strang supported the bill.
Mr Jo rpbs said all the reliable companies in Phila
delphia were in favor of this bill.
Mr. Uuigley plumply deniedtbe truth of the assertion
that this bill was designed to give position to political
tm ktter who would pinch the insurance companies.
Meier. Miller of Philadelphia, and Ellis, of Schuylkill,
poke for the bill.
Mr. Jetepta raised the point of ordor that Mr. Hum
pbr 's amendment waa not in order, as it struck out
section already adopted. The point wu declared well
tuken. Tb bill then passed finally.
Extraordinary Session of the Senate.
WabHINoton, May IS. Mr. Sumner offered the follow
ing aa an amendment to the rules, that all treaties with
foreign power be considered in public and open sessions,
unless submitted in special continence by the President,
or ordered otherwise by a speoial vote of tat Senate.
Mr. (Jonkling submitted an amendment by adding,
"and all other matter heretofore knows a executive
The amendments were ordered to be printed.
Mr. Harlan moved that the Senate hereafter meet at
Mr. Sumner suggested that the Senate meet at 13
o'clock and stiy till 5 o'clock.
Mr. Harlan's motion was agreed to real 29, nays 30.
Mr. Harl.n moved to go into executive isssioa. in order
tkat the majority may come to a conclusion aa to the pro
ceeding in the business before them.
i he mi tion w disagreed to.
New York Produce Market.
New Yore, May 18. Cotton unchanged. Flour
firmer; State 5-756o; Ohio 6-30t7; Western
1875a;7,S6; Southern 6 76a9.? Wheat nraer;
new spring. It 661 67 ; winter red and amber West
ern, Si'uOaU'C2. Corn firm; mixed Western 78(3S0o.
Oats lirm ; Westera 66o)70o. Beef quiet and steady.
Pork steady. Lard dull; steam, 9;'410iiC., kettle,
lie. Whisky quiet at DSc
United States District Court Judge Cadioalader.
United States vs. John SchotTer. Defendant wat
charged with passing a counterfeit 110 note on the
I'nughkeepsle Bauk, and having another spurious
note lu his possession. The alleged otrense wa
committed at l.jkens, Dauphin county, l'a., and
when the arrest was made the spurious note was
fouud upon him. tin trial.
Court of Quarter Sauiions Judge h'inlett'r.
Oorge llairis was charged with forgery. It was
maintained by the Commonwealth that lie forged
letters from servant girls to friends in a like posi
tion, requesting small loans, and that lie received
the money thereon. Jury out.
Michael Mingle and James Cochran were charged
with the larceny of an iron purrp, which, it wiii al
leged, was taken from the wharf whereon it was
Ivfng and used as a ballast for a sklit Jury out.
Petty assault aud battery and larceny cases occu
pied the remainder of the day.
Court of Common Pleas Judge Ludlow and Peiice.
Motions and rules In tqulty were disposed of.
FIN Ah 0i AND COMMERCE.
EVCNIN3 TJCLKOBAPH OPKIOB,
Thursday, M.ty in, ML i
If there Is acy change in Uoancial affairs it is
In favor of the borrowing classes, but the gene
ral range of rates is about the same as pre
viously noted. There is little or no commercial
paper offering, nor much inducement to takers
to work on borrowed capital for the present,
aDd though lenders oiler exceedingly liberal
terms, it falls to stimulate the demand We
quote demand loans at Jfo5 per cent-, with
moderate transactions, and first-class business
paper at 6 per cent, iu and out of the banks.
Cold is dull but steady at 111. notwithstand
ing the Treasury sales to-day in New York.
Government bonds are in good request, and
prices remain firm at last night's quotations.
btocks were very active aud stronger; sales of
State 0s, 1st series, at 10:; City b at 103 for
the new Issue; and Lculgn gold loan at 4.
Reading Railroad was active and advanced.
selling up to 57. Pennsylvania sold freely at
Ui(o 03. V, closing at 3. Bales of Camden and
Amboy at 130 131; Lehigh Valley at 61;
NorrUtown at bo: North f ennsylvania at 47V:
Northern Central at i0';i and Philadelphia and
at 82i; Manufacturers' at 82 V? Girard at 65;
and Bank of the Republic at 95.
Central Transportation told fit 49.
PHILADELPHIA STOCK JKXC11ANOE 8ALES.
Reported bj De Haven Bro., No. 40 S.ThUd street.
FIH8T BOA Hiv
iiouu ra oa i e....io.iv
iooo Pa 6s, 8 se. . . . . o7tf
1600 sn Reading R. ..57-69
108 , do b30. 67V
7(0 do, b3.B769
800 do b30. 67J-
100 do B7,'
870 sh Cam A Am . .130
100 do 85. 130V
100 do ....b60. 131
S sh Norrlst'n R. . . 86
6 stl N Pa R 47V
19 Sh LlhValR.... 61 W
300 HQ Ph ft R.b30 30',-
ivoot;ity os, new.H'it
flOOOAlle Coos.... 80
lOshMeeh lik 82. V
13 oh Mannf Ilk... 80'
15 sh Otrard lik... 65
loo in penna IlbCO. 63
100 do.... 63',
S00 do 8d. 63 'j
800 do b60. 6:t
407 do 63
6fl do... allot. 62
6 Bh Bank of Rep. 05
f2nooLcfi p-oid L. . . on
100 Bh N Cent 40'
600 sft Leh NSt.... us'
100 do B60. 8
100 do bl6. 85 g
42BhLeh V R.... 62
4 sh ('am Am... 130
100 sh Cata R 21 V
liooo N Tenna 7s... 96V
131 sh Penna R.... 6s
iro do. . allot. 62X
300 sh Reading R... 67-44
600 do... .bCO MX
4i sn L.t sen kk.. 40
Messrs. de Haven &. Brother. No. 40 S. Third
street, Philadelphia, report the following quotations :
U. 8. 6S Of 1881, 117(117i ; do. 1868, IUJ,-wllli '.
da 1864, in '(iii da 1S65, ill vain;,'; da lssn,
new, lis i iaii37,'; do. 1867, do. 113v4ll3" ; da 1868,
do. 1134,1114; 10-408, 109.V41097,. D. 8. B0 Tear
t por cent. Currency, 116?,.M15 ; Hold, lllt
112; Silver, 106(108: Onion Pacific Railroad
1st Morw Bonds, 9itw94V; Central Paclno Rail
K?dierV,101 5 VDioa iaclflo Land Grant Bonds,
Nabr & Lapnkr, Brokers, report this mornlnir
gold quotations as follows: mruiuK
10 00 A. M lll,v 11-49 A.M. ill,'
10-10 Illjl2-00M 112
10-15 111:13 05 P. M ".HIV
1140 ' 112 I
Philadelphia Trade Report.
Tra-RSDAV, May is There Is a better feeling in
the Flour market, and a fair demand from the home
consumers, but shippers are not operating to any
extent. 1400 barrels sold in lots at 5-255-62 for
superfine; 5-7S6 for extras; $6-757-25 for Wis
consin and Minnesota extra family; I6-2538-76 for
Pennsylvania do. do. ; 87Q7-50 for Indiana and Ohio
do. Co., and t8-ri0(39 tor fancy St. Louis do. do. Rye
Flour sells in a small way at 15-75(36. In CorolMeal
noi hlng doing.
The demand for Wheat has improved, and holders
are Orm In their views. Sales of 2500 bushels Penn
sylvania red at tl ftots i 59; 1200 bushels Indiana do.
at l-5S(tl C2, and 7000 bushels Western do. at 11-75.
Rye is nnchaDged, UMio bushels 8outhcrn sold at
110. Corn is also more active, and we notice sales
cf COCO bushels yellow at 78c, and 16,000 bushela
Western mixed at 75(3:7Hc Oats are decidedly firmer,
700 buKhtls mixed sold at 64c, aud 4000 bushels
white at 6"(? 6ic.
lu Barley and Malt no sales were reported.
Bark. In ihe absence of sale we quote No. 1
Quercitron at 30 per ton.
Heeds Cioverseed is nominal at 8$.Sj$o. per lb.
In Timothy nothing doiDg. Flaxseed sells in a small
way at, 12 10.
Whisky is held at 92(?93c. for Western iron
bound. LITEST SHIPriNO INTELLIGENCE.
PORT OF PHILADELPHIA MAY 18
BTATK OP THBRMOMBTRB AT TUB EVENING TELEGRAPH
8 A. DL 59 J 11 A. M 63 8 P. M 70
Sun Risks 4-41 Moon Sets 4-29
Sun Sets T il Utun Water i- 5
Liverpool, May lb. Arrived, steamer Manhat
tan, from New York.
New York, May is. Arrived, steamship Germa
nia, from Hamburg.
Steamship Sau Francisco, from Bermuda.
FOKTKEss Monroe, Va., Way 19. The pilot-boat
Maryland reports passed In for Baltimore, ship
Ferdinand, from Bremerhaven ; bark Constance,
from Havana; brigs Aurora, Crotus, Onlasta, Har
riett, and Spring Day, from St. John, N. B. ; and
schrs Lucy J. Warner and 'lick le.
CLEARED THIS MORNING.
Steamship lrglnia, Hunter, Charleston, W. P.
Clyde Sl Co.
Steamer Monitor, Jones, New York, W. M. Batrd
Steamer Mayflower, Tultz, New York, W. P. Clyde
Nor. bark Franklin, Hassel, Antwerp, L. Wester
gaard & Co.
Schr R. J. Mercer, Trimble, Boston, Audenrled.
Norton k. Co. '
Schr H. G. Ely, McAllister, Richmond, do.
Schr Decatur Oakes, Berry, Somerset, do.
Schr Ira Bliss, Hudson, Dighton, do.
Schr Ramon de A Juris, Furinan, Providence, Sin
nick son tt Co.
Schr Sarah Mills, Baker, Hyannls. do.
Barge Doherty, Doherty. New York, do.
Tug Thomas Jefferson, Allen, Baltimore. With a tow
of barges, W. P. Clyde fc Co.
Tug Fairy Queen. Wilson, Baltimore, with a tow
of barges, W. P. Clyde fc Co.
ARRIVED THIS MORNING.
Steamship Norfolk, Piatt, from Klohmend via Nor
folk, with mdse. and passengers te W. P. Clyde A Co.
Steamer F. Franklin, Plerson, 13 hours from Balti
more, with mdse. and passengers to A. Groves, Jr.
Schr W. 11. BrliiHfleld, Jones, 5 days from Peters
burg, Md., with lumber to John L. liedner.
Schr Mary and Caroline, Fowler, 1 day from Lelp.
Blc, Del., with train to Jos. E. Palmer.
Schr Kate, Briggs, a days from Chesapeake City,
wlto gram te Christian 4 Co.
Schr Addle P. Stlmpson, Barrett, 10 days from St.
John, N. B., with pickets to T. P. Ualvln & Co.
vessel to Souder A Adams.
Schr R. G. Wbilldtn, , from St, Marys, Geo.,
with lumber to Souder & Adams.
Schr Khcdeila Blew, Yaogilder, from Savannah,
with old rails.
Schr Sila F. Crowell, Howes, from Gloucester,
Schr . R. Mnrney, Murney, from Norfolk.
Schr Emma M. Fox, Case, from Fall IUver.
Schr J. B. Allen, Case, do.
Schr W. Walton, Sharp, Wareham.
Schr Blwocd Doran, Jarvls, from New London.
Schr Trade Wind, Hoffman, from Boston.
Schr Electa Bally, Smith, do
Schr Lehman Blew, cla'k, from Providence.
Tug Joe Johnson, Ingraham, from Baltimore, With
a tow of barges to W. P. Clyde ft Co.
Tug G. B. Hutchlngs, Mulford, from Baltimore,
with a tow of barges to W. P. Clyde A Co.
Steamship Juniata, lloxie, hence for New Orleans,
sailed from Havana at 6 P. M. 16th inst. She will
sail from New Orleans 20th lnst. for Havana and
Correvvondenae rf The Evening Telegraph.
KAHTON A. McMAUC N'S BULLETIN.
New York Office, May IT. The following;
barges leave in tow to-night for B-iltlmore, light:
Otranto, Sage Schuyler, W. H. Uarued, JS. C. Pot
ter, C. A. Dorufleul. Harvest Moon, Velocipede, San
Jacinto, Alvln Clark, and (1. 1(. Burntt.
Baltimore Bbamh office, May 17 The follow
lug barges leave in tow to-uigbt, eastward:
Alexander Totus, Cassia. F. Wellington, Ansa
Harmon, Carrie Cue, Star of the World, Col. Ames,
City of Boston, Tom, J. Senbner, Princeton, and
Aluiaga, ull with coal, for New York.
Philadelphia Branch Office, May 18. Weather,
May 17, s P. M Wind: W. itf N., fresh, cool; 5 P.
M., W. M N.; T-15 P. M., N. N. E., fresh; May 18, 5
A. M., N. V E., fresh, cool. Barometrical : May 17,
6 P. M.,S9 72-b0; TP. M., 30 5 t; May 18, 4 A.M.,
Explanatory to your young readers, for whose en
tertainment these jottings are chiefly intended:
The proportions kOths, 4uihs, and baths are used with
reference to face plates of Aneroid .Barometer In
differently, because the degrers are divided (as you
will see on luspectiou) Into the above-named dis
tinctive spaces, and the Instrument Is so seusltive
10 atmospheric changes that the slightest movement
Is important, especially to nautical men The usual
range Is between 29 deg. and HI deg. Below or above
this sweep of the Indicator Is the sphere of tornadoes
and whirlwinds on the one baud, aud that stagnant
inert condition of the elements of the atmosphere
en the other hand, either of which conditions are
the dread of the export and observant. L. s. C.
Special DespaUk to The Evening Telegraph,
Uavhb-pk-guack, May 18. Th following boat
leave in tow to-day :
A. B. l upntugham and Catharine, with grain to
BorTnian A Kennedy,
w. N. Carter and Helen and Harry, wita lumber
lu riiicKnn ei iippuiuuit.
General W&ahingtou, with lumber to Savior, Da
Hants Wilton, with lumber to Taylor A Betts.
G. W. Strine, with lumber to Htys 4b ILlls. -