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VOL. XV. NO. 119.
The Amazons of Paris.
Reminiscences of Auber.
The Adams Express Robbery
Particulars of the Outrage.
A Whirlwind at RJewark.
An Extraordinary Phenomenon.
Etc., Ktc, Ktc, Etc.. Etc.. Etc.
Rabid Cltoyenncs In Paris The Rights of
Women Under the Commune Speeches
at Their Meetings.
Paris May 4) Correspondent of the London Timet.',
Clubs, toe, are cropping tip on all sides clubs for
discussion of political airairs clubs for dlsseminat
tlng Inflammatory and irreligious sentiments, clubs
Tor men and clabs for women. There have appeared
in corners of several Ked newspapers of late short
notices that places of meeting would shortly be esta
blished where "citoiienne might congregate" and let
off the steam of their enthusiasm. Two or three pre
liminary assemblies were held with closed doors at
the Maine of Passy, I suppose, as
rehearsals of a forthcoming performance.
Wlthn the last week, however,
fa. . vwnvu rauiuio 1V1U1, UCrtttiU lUdltiS
make a circuit of the rflfferent arrondlssemenU, lay.
Ing down their articles of faith, and inviting all
women to join In a common canse. I was very
doubtful as to whether a member of the sterner sex
would be permitted to enter the hallowed precincts,
but, thinking the attempt worth trying, I got into a
carriage yesterday evening with a friend, accom
panied by a femalenewsvender who occupies one of
the kiosks upon the boulevards, her mission being to
smuggle us into the place nnder her protection and
defend ns from rabid "cltlzencsses" In case of danger.
The meeting was to be held on the Boulevard d'ltaile.
in the lowest quarter of Paris, soma distance be
yond Montrouge. After a drive of three quarters
of an hour we reached a kind of outhouse, sur
mounted by a red Peg, and through the carefully
closed shutters of which came murmurs of subdued
voices, and long streams of light spreading across
the road. We entered the building without knock
ing, and found ourselves In a fllthy room, reeking
with evil odors, and crowded with women and chil
dren of every age. Mot of them appeared to belong
to the lowest order of society, and wore loose untidy
jackets, with white frilled caps upon their heads.
At the end of the room was a table littered
with papers and books, and behind It sat a
row of women, with red scarfs over their shoul
ders and red belts about their waists. None took
much notice of ns at first, being too much occupied
with the oratory of a Una-looking young woman
with streaming black hair and flashing eyes, who
dilated upon the rights of women amid ejaculations
and shakings of the head, and approving pinches
of snuff from the occupants of the benches near
ns. "Men are laches," she cried ; '-they call them
selves the masters of creation, and are a set of
iolts. They complain of being made to fight, and
are always grumbling ovr their woes: let them go
and join the craven band at Versailles, and we will
defend the city ourselves. We have petroleum, and
we have hatchets and strong hearts, and are as ca
pable of bearing fatigue as they. We
will man the barricades, and show them that we
will be no longer trodden down by them. Such as
still wish to light may do so side by side with ns.
Women of Paris, to the front 1" She sat down out
of breath and rather confused, having had to bear
np against considerable tittetlng on account of the
Imperfection of her French and the strangeness of
her similes; but she looked very handsome, and
might have sat for the portrait of one of the heroines
of the first devolution ; but there was that tn her eye
which made me think as .1 looked at her that I
should not like to be her husband. .
REMINISCENCES OF AUBER.
Ills Personal Peculiarities.
The death of Auber has created great regret
in musical circles. A personal friend of the
late composer furnishes the N. Y. Post with
some Interesting reminiscences of the man and
of bis mode of life. The writer says:
Anberwas but a poor sleeper. He actually took
less sleep than Napoleon I. He retired at one In
the morning and rose at four in the summer and five
lnthe winter. He then went through the Important
operation of dressing, which he periormed entirely
without the aid of a valet, ane" with the greates-.
care; for he was very particular about his linen and
the general appearance of his person. He dressed
simply. In sober colors, but yet there always was
about him a touch of the past beau. His toilet ao
compllshed.he would sit dovn to his piano and com
pose until six or seven o'clock, at which hours his
doors were open to visitors. He received all those
who asked admittance to his presence.
Then for a couple of hours or so he went through
the very tedious and fatiguing task or listening to
the applications of parents dedrlng to obtain the ad
mittance of their children to the Conservatoire of
Music, of which he was director; or hearing the
complaints of pupils as to the mode of singing they
were forced to adopt by their irofessors; or again
glvinrjhls attention to the denunds for changes of
clauses ; or listening to the singing of those who
wanted to obtain his opinion and bis advice. In the
latter case be often accompanied the applicant on
the piano himself, seeming rathir pleased if the
pieces chosen were from his own operas.
; In aummer, on fine afternoons, it the fashionable
hours of 4 or 6, he could be seen in the Champs Ely
sees, seated in a "flue" a kind of light carriage
driving a pair of spirited, hlgh-stepjing, black Eng
lish hones, two beautiful animals with swan-like
necks and limbs as tine as those of antelopes. Uls
English groom was on the box behinj him, with hla
anus folded and as stiff as English rrooms usually
are. On the seat to his left sat a little black and tan
terrier, very small, but a great pet Of his master.
This turnout had a stylish but quick and genteel
appearance which denoted the retluei taste of its
At half-past 6 he took his only mea. of the day,
his dinner. He neither breakfasted mr lunched,
but Binply partook of one ropaat, and tiat a very
light ind simple one. After his dlnnei he would
regularly go to the Grand Opera, from which he re
turned at I o'clock in the morning alone and quite
unprotected. He always very much patronized the
ballet corps, assisted la Its selection, tad was a
1 1 great iarorlte with the ladles who composto. it
uuvt was, iii i lie tun bciibo ux iii6 wuru,auuisneu
j VEutlemsu. Ilif manners were affable, and his po
liteness, jartlcularly tJ women, brombal. lie
would ofun, when visited by some grand laiy, ac
company Yet down to her carriage, deicerulng a
flight of abodt thirty steps as easily and gratefully
as any youiq man, and reascendlng them at a
quick pace, itcredible In one of his advanced years.
He was very rmd of female society. Often in ook
ing through tie panes of some well known null
ner's mayazm, on the Boulevard doe Capuclies,
Auber could Noticed choosing and giving to a
lad v friends bis vpiulon on some pretty bonnet, lie
had also a great bve for horses, and devoted a great
urw vi nwuuuujiia nine to his stauie. i
lie was, moreover, a great amateur of pictures,
lie had a cabinet there lie kept a rare collection of
pictures and matiiea. i'Dtu the very day of his
death Auber was lever seen to wear glasses; bis
eyesight was .keen and his hearing exceedingly
acute, as Indeed, thw must have been, for he pre
sided at all the yearl eoneourt of the Conservatoire.
The great composei enjoyed ao income of a hun
dred and fifty thouBmd francs. He washumue
and generous, and aways ready to oblige. The
numerous appllcatlons'or help which were made to
him were always listened to and granted. All lis
attendants were old people who had watted upon
him, some for about titrty years, others twenty or
twenty-five. The port of the lodge was at least
seventy to seventy-live years old. Auber had In
habited the same house in the Rue St. George for
thirty years or more.
He never left Paris, w.lch he loved, even once
during the hut twenty jears of hut existence, not
even in the summer.
The Chaplain of the Connecticut Legisla
ture prays 45 minutes. The members generally
awu.Ue after the prayer.
THE ADAMS EXPRESS ROBBERY.
Clerk Chloroformed and Robbed of
uu,uuwmi iiobbers sun at uitrge.
A special telegram of the 17th to a Cincinnati
heavy robbery at Columbus, Ohio: The robbery
early this morning, of the depot office hereof the
Adams Express Company was one of the most
cleveily planned and successfully executed achieve-
u.-vuvo v. .110 .iuu v. Alio W 1 1 1 , T3 I "J IOCab8d
la the most public corner of the old Union Depot,
the only entrance bolng from the outside platform
where ft Is most traversed by day or night. At a
little after one o'clock this morning the train, with
Cleveland connection, left for Cincinnati, and the
two men, Collier and Bradley, who had charge of
t.tin nfTTpA flay enrl ntfrht la,rfn
tt ZrM,rh V;E-"?, ,"'"" "press
1 . . . , - v-uniubw nugwj itufb uiirni. and
I which leaves over the nrlnoinai mutu V.
here at 8-26 A.M. ""uul
There were in the office two portable safes of the
company, containing valuable packages for the next
run out; among others one sent down from the
Franklin National Bank of this city early n the
evening, containing $i,ooo, and consigned to the
paymaster of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. The
keys of the safes were la Bradley's pockets. The
only fastening in the doors was by a bolt sliding
oyer from one door past the other, the first door
being braced Inside at the bottom. It was probably
balf.past 1 o'clock before the messengers were
asleep, and between that time and the arriving or
Cincinnati train the robbing was accomplished.
The train messenger found the daor open, and the
two men, Collier and Bradley, In a state of stupefac
tion from chloroform, with which drug the air ol
the room was still loaded. A large sponge lay near
Bradley's nostrils, and the two men were onlv
aroused by a great deal of shaking. The keys were
In the safe, and the floors strewed with mutilated
remains of packages, which had been plundered
Some packages had been carried off entire.
As the way bills are missing in many cases.it Is
impossible to state with any degree of certainty
what amount was realized by the thieves, of whom
it is unlikely there were less than two or three. The
estimate of 160,000 is believed by the officers of the
company .here to cover the outside figures. Where
it has gone seems to be so completely covered as to
give no chance for conjecture.
Mr. Weir, agent of the company at Cincinnati,
arrived from Cincinnati to-dav, and Mr. U-orton,
evening, and have commenced a thorough lnvestlga-
w wivumnwimicn ubieuuiug iue roooery.
The men have been somewhat attlicted all day by
their enforced sleep, which, had the doors of the
room not been left partlaliy open by the robbers,
might have proved fatal. .
Collier has been In the service of the company
about seven years, and Bradley over a year. They
were In charge of the depot ofllce day and night,
taking their sleep there as they could catch it.
A WHIRL WIND IN NEWARK.
A Column of Dust from Earth to Sky.
At half-past 11 o'clock this morning an extraor
dinary sight was seen at the corner of Bridge and
Broad streets, which for a few moments caused con
siderable excitement. At first a small quantity of
dust was seen to gather In the middle of the street
upon the right hand, going towards the horse-car
track. This gathering was about the size and shape
of a bushel basket, aud appeared as If a strong cur
rent of wind arising from the inside of the earth
was forcing It upwards as though In a compact body.
In a few seconds, however, It began sensibly to in
crease in size and to rise higher. Although no wind
was perceptible It seemed to be whirling violently
around, and it was soon moving so rapidly as to
almost appear stationary. On approaching close to
the body an Impression of fear and awe was irre
sistible. As it still grew and grew the dust collected
on all sides of this centre and came Into the moving
column In sheets, but on becoming part of the body
remained with it as a solid mass, from which es
caped, seemingly, not a particle.
At this time its size was that of a sugar hogshead
and of about Its form, being apparently solid. From
the mass came a moaning noise which grew la
volume with the increase of matter. Presently it
took a conical shape and then began to stretch up
wards, the base or open part becoming wider on the
ground as the point ascended, its progress upwards
was then most rapid, and in perhaps a minute the
eyo conia not perceive tha ami of the tapering point,
bo great was its altitude, and it appeared to have de
creased into a thread. The spire of the Reformed
creased into a thread. The spire of the Reformed
Church and the flag-staff In the Park, between
which the whirlwind was, seemed less than a fifth
of the height of the column. By this lime the street
was packed with astonished and alarmed people.
A horse-car coming up, its driver would have driven
right into the whirl, but was stopped by trie passen
gers. In the car a devout ladv (Catholic) told her
be,ads In terror, while other ladles were much terri
fied. By this tiitfe the column had by Its size swept np
the dust from all sides, aud stones as large as a
man's fist were drawn to Its base, but did not, as far
as seen, rise. The revolutions became slower and
more graceful, till at length the magnificent column
fairly waltzed to slow measure round and round.
Occasionally It would change to the right or left of
Its position a few feet, while Its breadta spread out
over a large surface of ground, or nearly the whole
width of the street. With graceful motion the speed
decreased, the dust from the heavens began to fall,
and the column fell little by little to its natural
place. For many minutes afterwards the dust con
tinued falling from the clouds. A smaller column
was raised a minute or two alter wards on the side
walk, but bad not dust enough to form Its strength.
Some pieces of paper were, however, picked np and
carried over the way: to the top of the flag-staff,
touching the pole as theywent np. A piece of ground
at least thirty feet square, swept entirely clean,
showed afterwards where the base of the column
had been. Rework Advertiser, yesterday.
A Father Accidentally Kills Ilia Son.
The Richmond Dispatch of the 18th instant
One of the most distressing accidents we have
ever been called on to record occurred In this
city on yesterday afternoon, at about half-past
7 o'clock, resulting in the death of a son from a
Eistol in the hands of his father. About the
our above named a number of small boys of the
neighborhood were standing In front of the
grocery 6tore of Mr. Vincent Lucas, at the cor
net of Franklin and Twentieth streets, one of
whom had a small single-barrelled pistol in his
hands, with which it appears that the boys had
been playing. Mr. Lucas' attention was at
tracted to the circumstance, and he took the
plbtol to see if it might not be loaded and en
danger the lives of the boys. In the act of
examining it the pistol exploded, and the ball
which It contained struck the breast of his own
eon, Andrew Lucas, passing obliquely through
his heart. He instantly fell, and died without
having uttered a word. Young Lucas was be
tween nineteen and twenty years of age, of
prepossessing appearance, popular manners,
and highly esteemed by a large circle of youth
ful associates. He was the idol of his parents,
who fondly anticipated that their son, just en
tering upon manhood, would be the stay and
comiort of their declining years. Alas! that in
the very act of trying to save his neighbor's child
from harm the father should see his own son
fall a, yjctjm to the generous impulses of hla
heart. Our whole community deeply sympa
thize with the bereaved parents.
The opium trade In India will net 140,000,
000 next year.
There are forty-three aspirants for the Pre
sidential chair in 1673.
Black bears are ravaging the vicinity of
West Rochester, Vt.
Three 1813 soldiers died la winthrop, Me.,
within the last month.
A nursery in Maine has two ro6e vines on
wiich there were over 4000 bud at one time.
--Three hundred and ninety-two works on
Am1can topics were published In Germany
widow lady died recently is Massachu
setts, paving ninety-eight legal heirs to Iter
iX?ln?J.861 Massachusetts has appropriated
ldU,7UO-t7 t) professor Agasslz'i Museum of
tomparaUe Zoology in Cambridge.
1 here l revival of letters in Italy. LaBt
year upwarx, 0f lwo tneufland boot8 were
The meaijst man In Lowell was given a
box of straw brrie8 othcr da Jind tQen
returned the U. and tcu fiu fn.
. . . w ,vaVW AW A Va
A man in ihnois committed suicide by
drowning, lately, Bjx inches of water, his wife
I kindly bitting oo bed i9 keep him under.
PHILADELPHIA, SATURDAY, MAY .20, 1871.
THE PARIS REIGN OF TERROR.
Rumored German Intervention.
The Daricn Survey.
The Tehuantepec Expedition.
A Canal Entirely Feasible.
Couatei felling Railway Tickets.
BY ASSOCIATED PRESS.
Exclusively to The Evening Telegraph.
The Germans In France.
London, May 20 The Daily News' special
eays that the report that the Germans intended
to attack Taris is unfounded. Several unim
portant engagements have taken place at
Neuilly. The Telegraph's despatch gives a re
MM. Pavre and Simons
are to leave the French Ministry.
Letters havojbeen intercepted
In the movements against the Government..
A Flag of Truce
from Paris has arrived at Versailles.
A despatch from Versailles mentions a renort
that Rochefort has been arrested at
A despatch from Paris eays
have planted four mitrailleuses on the barricade
in the Rue Peyronnet.
The Civil Commissioners, actinir in conlnnn.
tion with the military commanders, have or
dered the inhabitants of Paris occupying corner
houses to leave, as such buildings will h
by the troops as loopholes for musketry.
'Hie central Committee
has assumed the war power. The CommnnUto
have determined to take the offensive ngainst
the Vereaillists, and expect thereby to stop the
approaches of the Government troops to Paris.
Anotner ncspaten eays wounded soldiers arn
constantly arriving at the hospitals.
The Communists are Dlanlrltml.
and are making preparations to explode the
The United States Storeshln Ttellrf.
with food and supplies from Pniladelnhla. hna
arrived at Havre.
A deepatch from Havre savs the Prussian
have evacuated Yvetot.
London. May 20. Herr Dollinerer wllUhortiv
visit London. -
. ' The Derby Races.
Bothwell. the winner of the two thmiRand
guineas stakes at Newmarket, is the favorite for
tue ueroy, wnicn comes oil on Wednesday
The Spanish Cortes.
Madrid, May 20. The Cortes held "a" secret
session yesterday, at which a report was read
covering the results of the judicial inquiry into
the assassination of General rrlm. The report
criminates Scnor Roque Barcla, who since the
assassination has been Lord Deputy to the
London, May 20. The report that the
New Turklah Loan.
to the amount of thirtv million dollars, is tn Via
introduced in the London markets is authorita
Arrest of Rochefort.
Versailles. Mav 20. M. Rochefort
arrested in attempting to escape to the Com
mune ana was brought to Versailles to-day.
London, May 20 The Steamer William the
Third was burned near Ventnor, All on board
are 6upposed to be eaved.
This Morning's Quotations.
Liverpool, May 20 10-80 A. M. Cotton quiet;
uplands, Orleans, T'.d. bales to-day esti
mated at 10,000 bales. Shipments of cotton from
Bombay since last report to May 10, 30,000 bales.
London, May 20 1 180 A. M. Consols 03J,'d. for
both money and account. American securities dull.
Honda of 1862, 90.',' ; of 18C5, old, 90X : of 18C7, 02 W ;
Frankfort, May 19 Evening. Bonds closed at
This Afternoon's Quotations.
London, May 201-30 P. M consols closed at
B3 for both money and acconnt. American secu
rities quiet and steady. Honda of 1S62, 90'i ; of 1865,
Old, 91 i ; of 18CT, 02 ; 10-40s, b9JW.
Livbkpool. May 20 1-30 P. M Refined Petro
Liverpool, May 20 S-30 P. M Cotton closed
quiet and steady : uplands, 7tfd., Orleans, The
sales have been 10,000 bales, including 30C0 for ex
port and speculation. Sales of cottoa on a ship
named at ,ew Orleans have been made at T 9-ltio.
FR OM WASHINGTON.
BY ASSOCIATED PRESS."
Exclusively to The Evening Telegraph.
Government Weather Report.
War Department, Office of the Chief Signal
Officer, Washington, May 0 10 A. M. Synop
sis for the past twenty-four hours: The weather
has remained generally clear east of the Mississippi,
out north of lowa and Michigan cloudy weather with
brisk and high southwest winds has prevailed, pro
bably amounting to a storm on Lake Superior, which
is now presumed to be aoailog. This morning's re
ports are not yet received Irom that lake. Cloudy
and threatening weather is now reported from the
central Mibslsuppl valley and the Southwest, aud
Increasing cloiuilnes in New England. The tern,
perature has rmen from Lake MlchiKau eastward to
ihe Atlantic, with south and southwesterly winds.
The hlRluBt preBure still remains on the Middle
aud South Atlantic coasts; tue lowest U on the
frobabilities It Is probable that the barometer
will begin to rise In the Northwest and will fall de
cidedly north and east of Pennsylvania, with in
creasing winds and threatening weather to-ulgitt.
No serious diHurbance is apprehended for the
Middle and Southern btates, Psht rams and local
storms will probabiy be experienced from lowa
southward from the Gulf.
The Tehuantepec F.xplorlug Expedition.
Washington, May 80.uiptaia Shufeldt, com
manding the Tehuantepec surveying expedition, ar
rived In this city last evening from savannah, w tic re
he leltthe Mayflower, which vessel will come to this
pert The members of the party are arriving la the
country by dinerent steamers from Mexico aud
Havana. Captain rhufeidt reports that a thorough
survey has been made of this route, and he Is sati.
bed that an luteroceanieaurf ace canal can be built
across that Isthmus with no more expense than the
importance of the worx will Juatlfy. The surveys
are entirely original, depending upon no previous
exploration, and the supply of water is taken from a
source never before thought of for this purpose, on
the voyage from Havana Mrs. tSbufeldt, the wire of
Captain bhufeidt, died, and was buried at sea. This
sad calamity takes from htm much of that plea
sure which he would otherwise feel at the Bual sao
ceaoful result of six immtn' arduous labor,
FROM NEW YORK.
IBT ASSOCIATED PRESS.
Exclusively to The Evening Telejrtph,
The New Loans.
New York, May 20. The new Government loan
will be placed on the official list at the Stock Hoard
to-day or Monday.
Henry Clews A Co. are now sending $2,003,000 of
the bonds to Europe.
An Extensive System of Swindling
the Erie and sther leading rali roads, by means of
counterfeit tickets, has Just been discovered in this
city. Edward B Roberts, prevlonsly well known to
the police, was arrested yesterday and made a par
tial confession, and surrendered J.vtuo worth of
ppurious tickets. It is estimated that the companies
have lost $30,010 by the swindle.
A Rival to Weston.
Sylvester Davis, of New Haven, arrived In this
city at eight o,clock last evening, having walked
from New Haven since 1 P. M.. on Thursday, -In
payment of a bet that If English was defeated lu the
vote for Governor he would walk to this city and
three times around the City Hall in forty-elght hours.
The actual walking time was 16 hours. Davis came
In in good condition.
FROM THE SOD TIL
BY ASSOCIATED PRESS.
Exclusively to The Evening Telegraph,
Distinguished Visitors at Norfolk.
Norfolk, Va., May 80 Governor Hotrman, of
New i ork, accompanied by Governor Walker and
staff, arrived this morning from Blchmond. The
?arty visited the navy yard, aud then proceeded to
'ortress Monroe, where they will be the guests of
Extraordinary Session of the Senate.
Washington. Mny 20 The Senate met at half-past
11 o'clock. Anions tbe lew auditor in tbe g&llsriea were
the delegation of Indians now on business with the Gov
ernment. Mr. Morton, rising to a personal explanation, caused a
letter to be read from Oanimissionor Williams, snowing
advance copy of the trea'y was Beat to him (Mr. Morton)
at Indianapolis, about tbe tirtt of Mny, and that some
changes were made therein about the itlx instant, in tbe
twelllb and twenty second articles.
Mr. Patterson inquired whether what the Tribune pub
lished was tbe same as the official copy of the treaty!1
Mr. Morton replied tDat it was, witb the exception that
one of tbe articles ws omitted by mistake.
Major McDonald, Chief Clerk of tbe Senate, at the re
quest of Mr. Morton, made a statement tbrougu tbe Vioe
1'remlent to theetlect tbat on tbe day on wbicb tbo treaty
was communicated by tbe Preident. not wishing to send
tbe official copy to tbe printer, he aeked and received from
Mr. Morton tbe last proof of tbe treaty for tbat purpose.
Mr. Morton remarked, from Wednesday at 'J o'clock till
Thursday he had no copyof the treaty in his possession.
He repeated that tbe hrst copy was sent to him at Indian
apolis, and that afterwards he received a revised or cor.
ret-ted copy, and in this coon action he c&ased to be read
a letter from Dr. Charles 8. Taft, saying thut he was in
the Senator's room before the treaty was sout to the
Senate. The (Senator took from a larce envelope a printed
paper, and asked hira to put it into the tire, which he did,
the Senator remarking to him that ho had no use for it,
ax he bad received a eoinpieieenpy of the treaty.
Mr. Stunner said be received a copy of tbe treaty from
the State Department fifteen. minutes after twelve o'clock
on Monday, the 7th instant, alter the ottioiul signatures
bad been attached. It was on his desk yostorday, but was
now at his homo on his tiles It had been in his custody
all tbe time, 'i lie new copy had been taken from it. lie
then oi rrected a statement in a moinuu paper, which was
given witb a good deal of formality. It was therein stated
that he yesterday occupied a large portion of the
session discussing tbe merits and demerits of the treaty,
and the writer undertook to give what be said. Hewould
not say whether be spoke or no', but be couli say the
refeience made to anything he may have said was en
tirely enoneous. He never did mako the speech attribu
ted to him.
Mr. Morrill, of Vermont, said in the remarks he heard
of one made. He thought in the end the investigation
might implicate some Senator. He supposed everyone
had his tbeory, and he had his, nd that was than the
treaty could not get out excepting through a Senator. He
had supposed the agent or employer of the press might
have procured it from a Senator's room during his ab
sence. liOn motion of Mr. Harlan the Senate want into execu
tive session on tbe treat).
Habrisiitjko, May 80. The S.nate met at 10 o'clock.
Ilonse resolution to adjourn nine die on the ltitu of May
was taken up and amended so as to adjourn on the 23J of
May, at 4 o'clock P. M., and was then passed and ordered
to be sent buck to tbe House for concurrence
Mr. Davis (Dam.) olUred the following preamble and
HVerta , Tbe House yesterday, in its action upon the.
amendments made y tbeSosate" to the' House bill rela
tive to i be Philadelphia, Registry law, has violated the
courtesy uue from one branch of the Legislature to an
other, in tbctit peremptorily lefused to take any action
whatever upon sa d aiu.ndn.ents commonly known as tbe
K gistry law, and has neither informed tbe Senate of its
action thereon nor taken tie usual steps to confer upon
tbe subject of the ditfereaces between the two houses
Wherea, The said amendments made by the Senate are
of inestimable valuo to tie people of tLe State, in that
they provide for the purity ol tbe ballot-hox and restore
te tbe minority of the voters in Philadelphia tbe ritht to
a voice in tbe solection of their due proportion of election
officers, of which right tley have heretofore been unjustly
deprived, by providtog, first, tbat the return
judges of election slull meet in the presence of
tbe Court of Oonunon Fleas to count un
tbe returns thereof, and tbat said Court
may summarily prevent fraudulent counting of returns
second, tbat thesaid ciurt may restore to the eanva,s
list the name of any qualified voter fraudulently or un-'
juttly stricken oil tbo said list, and tnua prevent dis
qualification of voters bypartisan decree; and third, that
the minority of the people through their reoresentatives
en the Board of Aldermen shall have the right to select
their due proportion of itspectora and judges of election
instead of the majority of the Board of
Aldermen appointing all t tbe said officers.aud thus giv
ing to one purty the absolite control ol tbe ballot-box in
the city of Philadelphia, ant tbe said amendments being
vitally necessary to praventthe recurrence of more blood
shed, hereto! ore oecurnro at tbe meeting of the return
judges as aforesaid, aa well is te put an end to the grow
und infamous frauds heretotore perpetrated inoounting
the votes of the people and in forging the returns thereof
hnolmd, by the Senate of Pennsylvania, That until the
House shall rescind its unparliamentary, unjust, and dis
courteous action upon tha bill aforesaid, and take tbe
usual steps for a conference oi the disagreement between
the two houses thereon, the Stnate will appoint no com
mittees of conference upon ani billa upon wbicb there are
disagreements, and all Senau committees of conference
now in existence are hereby diicharged from tbe subject
matters committed to tbem by the action of tbe Senate
and that tbe clerk communlotte thia resolution to the
Mr. Munima inquired what effect the passage of this
resolution would have on the appropriation bill, now in
the bands of a committee of coiterence.
The Speaker replied tluit it wiuld discharge them from
any luriuer uvuBiuDriuim ui tutsuojeCb.
Mr. Billingtelt doubted the power of the Sonate te
legally discharge any conforeuol committee.
Mr. Evans said that the resolttion waa simply intended
to destroy the independent actiin of a co-ordinate branct
of the government. 1
Mr. Rutan was not surprised the resolution. It had
been indicated by tbe oourse of the Democracy from th
first day of tbe session. Tbe Republicans were ready to
accept the issue and go before tie country on it. Intact
they were gratified that the resolution bad been off ered,
because it placed the party u ascendancy in the Senate
in its true revolutionary positiia. If the Democrats could
a fiord to do without the appropriation bill so could tbe
Jjur. Davis remarked at this point "and may God save
Several Republicans enceattred to gain the floor, but
there were other critis from tie Republican side ot "lot
tbo resolutions pass."
Mr. Rutan asserted that it wis absurd for the Senate to
attempt to charge disoourtesyupon the House tor doing a
thing now which bad been douMi least ouce before during
the session on tbe raid bill.
Mr. Muinnia expressed bis fonder tbat any party, led
by such experienced leaders asthe Democracy, were will
ing to go belore the people ci such an issue as tbat of
stopping tbe Appropriation 1 and preventing supplies
to tbe soldiers' orphans as il as other charities, lie
scouted the idea either that ,us House would recede or
that the Governor would callaa extra session.
Mr. Osterhaut moved to ptpone the resolutions for the
present. Not agreed to.
Mr. Kuian again expressed the hope and belief that the
Uvuse would never recede fum its position on the Regis
try law. i
Mr. Randall inquired hrw tie gentleman dare assert
what action the House wouU take until William li. Mann,
of Philadelphia, had been ejueUuu!' he had been In the
Mr, Kutan said he spoke i f auhority of some mombera
of peaoe standing aiound biu.
Mr. Allen denounced tlii resolutions aa being entirely
partisan in their aim.
Air. iirooke denied thatthe Hotse had committed any
difciorteus act. Tnej lad takeuthe usual course
Mr. Rutan read from tie rules to show that the House
hud not been obliged truotify liaSeuate of its action.
Tbe resolution was tlen adopted, by aatrict party vote
of eleven Democrats tcuuie Republican noes.
Mr. Davis oiiered a rtsolution tint the Speaker ot the
Senate be directed to f ithbold his snaiure from the bill,
which bad already paeed the Senate and House, giviug
the members ten dollars per diem er ra pay since the Uju
of April. t
1 he resolution wasHgreed to w.thoU a dissenting voice,
altbonah it is doubt il whether tborewould not h ive been
aouie negatives if tysre had been anj possible chance ot
l Adjourned until atxt; Monday evening at 1)i o'clock.
Chicago Hour aud AV heat Market.
Special Deepo-tchfo The Evening TeUjraph.
Chicago, May SO 9-80 AM Wheit market quiet
ard weak. Ko., I1U7V. seller June; ll-fcsi-Ks,
seller May. Crn dull and lower; B4(5)( seller
J une ; bi , seltr M ay ; and tevsbt , teller J una.
Flour, bbls. a,tMj Oats, bus.. . w.ooo ei.ouo
W heat. bus. fi.OtiO 93,0o0 Kye, bus .... S,0oo none.
Un,tui...li,OW oooo JLttXlej,VU.A 'itW J,Vvg
GAS ISA FIRE EXTINGUISHING AG EST
A Practical Test to be Made cn a Grand
The Metropolitan Fire Extinguishing Company,
which proposes to extinguish Ores by meaus of
carbonic acid gas Instead of water, completed their
organization yesterday afternoon. The company
claim that carbonic acid gas oan be delivered
through tbe stealers at present used by the Fire
Department as easily as water, and Hh far greater
effect. To prove this to be the case, they propose
to make a public trial Of their invention on a grand
At the last session of the Legislature a law was
passed authorizing the company to lay pipes three
leet beneath the level ol the streets for the purpose
ol conveying their gas. it is their purpose shortly
to avail themselves of this permission by carrying
pipes from one of the reservoirs of the Manhattan
Gas ( ornpany to a vacant lot distant two miles and
a half la the upper part of the city, upon which au
ordinary three-story building is to be erected and
filled with material of the most combustible charac
ter. The building is then to be tired and engines
summoned in the usual manner. On their arrival
the hose will be attached to the gas pipes of the
company.and the Bremen will proceed to extinguish
the fire with carbonic acid gas.
This experiment will, it is estimated, cost f.10,000,
bnt so great Is Hie confidence of the managers in
the success of the scheme that they feel justified tn
the expenditure of this large sum on a public test.
The Fire Commissioners, the heals of the different
city departments, Governbr Hoil'ium aud other
prominent citizens are expected to be present on
the occasion, in additton to deputations from other
States, A. 1'. I'ost, last evening.
Powder Explosion Under Extraordinary
The Lehinh Valley (Allentown. Pa..) Xews savs:
A singular and most extraordinary accident oc-
i-urreu on jtionaay evening last, wnicn resulted in
the death of Mrs. Ida Wittman, and the serious and
perhaps fatal injury of her two children. It appears
that Mrs. Wittman went to the barn for the purpose
of setting a hen, and, as is the custom of some
farmers, she desired to mark the eggs. Accordingly
cuoiciuuii-u iu mo uouae ana asaea ner nusoauu
Where he had tlUt the nencil used for tlmt nnrnnu
He told her she would find it on a certain shelf in
the barn, and she returned for it, followed by her
iwu unio cuuuieu. uu tue larm is a Btone quarry,
and blasting powder is oi course used. A can eon.
talning powder was on the shelf on which the pencil
lay, and also some matches. The unfortunate
woman in reaching for the pencil, knocked down
the can and the matches. The matches Ignited and
an explosion ensued, burning both mother and
children terribly. On Tuesday Mrs. Wittman suf
fered terribly, but before her death, which took
piacenn w eanesaay, ner agonizing pain was over,
une oi tne cniniren is in a very precarious condl
The St. Clement's Church Difficulty.
Court of Common Pleas Judge Ludlow.
The matter of the application for an Injunction to
restrain the vestrymen of St. Clement s Church from
dismissing Rev. Mr. Battcrson, the reetor, and
nis assistant. Mr. Stewart, camo up this morning.
Judge Ludlow stated that he had received a letter
from a Justice of the Supreme Court, setting forth
that that Court could not take dd this nueHtton. nnri
that it would not be considered a want of respect
ior hub i,uuii, to near me matter, lie tnernrnr
requested that the argument should be proceeded
Affidavits Of Mr. Ttatr.prnnn unit nth
- vvuvin ifVIO i cavi
In which it was charged that a number of those
voting for the acting vestrymen were members of
other chnrches and not of St, Clement's; that no
tenure of service was agreed upon or stated at the
time of the entry uoon the mlnistrv of th cinii-.-h
of Messrs. Batterson and Stewart; that a majority of
the congregation desired Messrs. Batterson and
Stewart to remain, and that the vestrymen had no
BDtndrttjr to Hoiora UiMn. -s.- .t , ....
in opening me argument ror the plaintiffs, Rev.
Mr. Batterson and others, Mr.Hansoin Bald that this
cue was peculiarly iree irom a dispute as to facts,
and the Intervention of the Courts was mk tnr tk
protect certain property righta in the Church, and
to prevent an illegal act which would work Irrepara
ble Injury to the congregation and tne Church. It la
known that there Is pending a suit in the Supreme
m ucrauiiuo uio very eAistence oi mis vestry,
and yet, notwithstanding the pendency of that suit,
these vestrymen have undertaken to perform one
of the gravest acts that could by any possloillty
fall within their sphere. So far back as the reign
of Edward VI tbe power or the vestry to discharge
a pastor waa denied.
Judge Ludlow suggested that In the case referred
to the question was a financial one, but in this case
there was a question behind all that, viz., whether a
vestry de facte, with the sanction of the Episcopal
vuuiu uuuer mo cuuuua oi me i-piacooal
Church remove the rector. v
Mr. Hansom argued tbat the rector was an Integral
ui uio iigiuu nun i uicuiuer oi tne vestry, and
' j uuua muiuui uu presence ana consent
was voia. une power to disfranchise a member
rests with the body itself, unless delegated, and
nowhere In the canons of the Church can there be
found vesting the power of dismissal of a rector
iu me veMry. job pansn or congregation can
alone remove the rector, and that removal must be
approved by the ecclesiastical authority of the
diocese, In this case an attempt was made to re
move the minister of the church without any charge
or trial a proceeding unwarranted, and against
juDia-Q auu iiguu
In reply Mr. Biddle said It was painful that the
case waa oeiore tne court at all. It would have
been more decorous for the parties, instead of rush-
iug into court to nave tried to nave the matter arbl
iraien ouisiae or tne court. This is the riret time
w ithin half a century that any of the members of
this denomination have had resort to civil tribunals
to determine their disputes. It waa a matter of
priue mat, nowever tney may nave differed in the
Episcopal Church as to discipline, etc.. thev h,i
kept out of court. Mr. Batterson Is not complalnlmr
n b uioiiiiBnai iiuui mo liuuisiry ei tne rrotestaut
Episcopal Church, but for the rectorship of this
cuurcu, auu ins lesort siiouia oe to an action at law
to receive salary.
As to the power of the vestry, he argued
that they are oillcers in a body to perform their
work fully and not bv halves. The election of a
reetor tn caae of a vacancy is vested by the charter
and by-laws In the vestry, and, ex necesHitate, the
power of removal must reside in them. This is but
the severance of a connection that Is without term,
aud it cannot be pretended that when he has an
action at law tbat he can by Injunction tie up the
hands of the vestry, and coutlnue these disorders In
the church for another year. He recognized in the
fullest tense the right of men to worship according
to their consciences, but It struck him as being mobi
extraordinary that persons becoming
members of a church, accepting its rules
and formulas, should, the moment tliey become so
associated, act contrary to those rules and formulas
and when trouble arises, as in this case, say "we are
martyrs to the cause of faith." If they do not like
the formulas there is a very simple thiug for them to
do let them depart in peace. It la no business of
the court how the veatry are acting, so long as It
appears that they are acting wlthiu tne scope of
their powers. And In thla case they acted with great
caution, and their action received the approbation
of the ecclesiastical authority.
At the close of the argument the case was held
FINANCE AND COMMERCE.
EVeNINO TBLIOBAlfH Offio,i
Saturday. May Mi, 187L J
TLe condition of our money market continues
easy and greatly in favor of good borrowers,
but lenders complain loudly of tbe lack of spirit
among tbe former and of the low scale of rates
obtainable for accommodations. There Is a fair
amount of business doiug in loans on city real
Cfctate eeenrities, but with this exception there
is an entire lack of spirit in the market save
what is exhibited at the Stock Board. Some
lenders who would not otherwise touch such
securities are now turning their attention to
loans on country property. Rates are very easy
anl almost nominal.
Cold Is qnlct, steady, and rather weak, selling
at mfo,113, closing at the latter.
Uovernment bonds aie quiet but firm at last
nif-'at's closing prices.
At the Stock Board there was a good demand
andjurne dealings at some advance. In bute
and City loans there was nothing done.
Among the rallread stocks Camden and
Am boy was the chief attraction, owing to the
report favorable to the proposed lease of the
road, and the stock sold from 130a133.
rennsvlvania K.iilroad was quiet, with some
DOUBLE SHEET THREE CENTS.
Sales cf Reading at 573-1657 81; Little Schnyl
klilat4C3i; MinehlU at 54; Lehigh Valley at
C2X; Catawissa at 22; Philadelphia and Trenton
at IW, and Philadelphia and Erie at 28.
Canal shares were dull, with limited sales of
Lehigh at 3(S.
The balance of the lit was quiet, with limited
saes of Hestonville Railroad at 23 and Central
Transportation at 49J.
PHILADELPHIA 8TOCIC EXCHANGE SALES.
Reported by De Haven & Bro., No. 40 S.Thlrd street.
12000 C ft A m 6B. '89 4
1 IVO 1. mjAnu.
$2000 Leh gold L.
liooo Pa U gen mt..
f 1000 O O ft A 7s. ... 8B
11000 SchN 68, 138.. 79 V
IfiOOO Pa ft N Y C 7s 99
11000 Phlla ftE7s.. Bl '
301 eh Leh Nav St.. fte
loo so Penna R.b30. es
107 . do...; 62i
f)7 do 62Ji
SOshMt Sen KR.. 40
49 sh cam ft Am.
80 do 181
100 do 85.181
40 dO 181tf
CO dO 131
6 ' do l.tiv
1 do... .D60.133
1 do boo.mx
5 do 138
66 do 132
ISshMlnehdl R... 64
100 sh Phil ft K R.. 81
43 sa Reading... 57 8-16
800 do ...... ...67-81
100 do 2d.67'81
63 sh Cent Trans...
MVQdna Hv lTiruu t. nnnwrrnn W Al U mwi-.
' " ..Avail w. unuiaan, v o, juir;
street, Philadelphia, report the following quotatlonsp
TJ. 8. 61 of 1881, 117 H, (4117 i ; do. 1869, 111)4(4111 ;
do. 1864, 111,V(4111; do. I860, lll)44ill ; do. 1868,
new.llBS'GUa, : do. 1S67, do, 113,4n3,'f; ; do. 1868,
do. 113(iH; 10-408, 1094110. D. 8. 80 Year
?,oPr. "n,?" UnrTency, 11BH,4118XJ Uold, 1UJ4
119 BUver, 106)4(4103: Union Paolflo Railroad
1st Mort. Bonds, 9J',93'i; Central Paclflo Rail
?? dAi2!101 ! Von. Paclflo Land Grant Bonds.
Messrs. Wii.i.iam Painter it Co., No. 80 S. Third
street, report the following quotations: U. 8. 6s of
1881. 117 (4H7 ; B-90S Of 1869, 111 (4U1, ; do. 1864.
lliKHUll; do. 1868, lll.V4UlJi; do., July, W
1184113: do., July, 1867, Il3(jii4; do. Jnly.
1868, li8jj4lU; 10-408, I09'i,(4110. U. 8. Paclno
R. R. Currency 6a, U6U6H- Gold, lll,(Uii.
Nam & Ladner, Brokers, report this morning
gold quotations as follows:
10-00 A. M 112 1115 A. M 119
10-80 " llllll-35 " Hljf
Philadelphia Trade Report.
SATnuuY, May 80. Bark Is dull at30 per ton
for No. 1. Quercitron.
Seeds. Iu Cloverscedjand Timothy nothing doing
to tlx prices. Flaxseed sells to the crashers at 12-80
The Flour market is fairly active at former quota
tions. There Is some demand for shipment, but the
bulk of the transactions are for the supply of the
home trade, whose purchases foot up 1600 barrels.
Including superUne at 85-255-62)4 ; extras at 15-70;
Wisconsin and Minnesota extra family at J6-754
7-25; Pennsylvania do. do. at 6-2t5(46-75; Indiana
and Ohio do. do. at 11(7-60: and fancy Ohio and 8t.
l.oulsXXat $7-75(38. Rye Flour may be quoted at
$5-76(S6. In Corn Meal we notice a sale or 700 barrels
Brandywlne on private terms.
The Wheat market is very quiet, but holders are
not disposed toacctpt lower quotations. Hales or
2000 bushels at $t-5S,'41C9 for Indiana red ; T-55i-60
for Ohio do.; $io.i-60 for common and choice
Pennsylvania do., $1-641-75 for white. Rye may be
quoted at $1-10 for Western, and $11fX41TS for
Pennsylvania. Corn Is In steady demand at a slight
decline. Sales of yellow at 77478c and 400 bushels
Western mixed at 75c., and 10,000 bushels do. on se
cret terms. Oats are withont essential change. 8000
bushels Pennsylvania and Western sold at 4a65c.
In Barley and Malt no sales were reported.
Whisky Is Bteady.at 93o. for Western iron-bound.
LATEST SllirPINQ INTELLIGENCE.
PORT OF PHILADELPHIA MAY 80
STATU OF THBRMOMKTIB AT THB EVENING TELEGRAPH
8 A. M... 6 1 11 A. M. 79 1 9 P. M.,.85
Sum Rises 4-40 Moon Sets.... 8-28
Son Sets 7T2IHioh Water- g-22
Liverpool May 80. Arrived, ships Coronet, Fe
licia, and A llsa, from New Orleans; and Bonaven
tura, from Mobile.
CLEARED THI3 MORNING. ,
Steamship Whirlwind, Sherman, Providence, D.8.
btetson x Co,
Steamship Norfolk, Piatt, Richmond and Norfolk,
W. Y. Clydo ft Co. i .
Steamship Roman, Baker, Boston, IT. Wlnsor ft Co.
bteamer Q. 11. Stout, Ford, Washington aud Alexan
dria. W. P. Clyde ft Co.
BtT Beverly, Pierce, New York, W. P. Clyde ft. Co.
bteamer Sarah, Jones, New York, W. M. Balrd ft Co
Steamer Frank, Pierce, New York-, do
Schr West Wind, Townsend, Providence, Slnnlck
son ft Co.
Schr RoWn Hood, Baker, Connecticut. , do
Schr M. Fleming, Williams, Norwich, . do." '
Schr Juliet, Stout, Portland, ao
Barge Young America, Potter, New York, do.
Tug Chesapeake, Merrlhew. Baltimore, with a tow
of barges, W. P. Clyde ft Co.
Tug Joe Johnson, Ingraham, Baltimore, with a tow
of barges, W. P. Clyde ft Co.
ARRIVED THIS MORNING.
Steamer J. 8. Shriver, Webb, is hours from Baltl.
mere, with mdse. and passengers to A. Groves, Jr.
bteamer S.F.Phelps, Brown, 84 hours from New
York, with mdse. to W. M. Balrd ft Co.
Steamer & C. Biddle, McCue, 24 hours from New
York, with mdse. to W. P. Clyde ft Co.
Steamer Mayflower, Fultz, 84 hours from New
York, with mdse. to W. P. Clyde ft Co.
Bteamer New York, Jones, from Washington and
Alexandria, with mdse. te W. P. Clyde ft Co.
Brig J. H. Kennedy, Rich, 10 days from Havana,
with molasses to Isaac Hough ft Morris vessel to
Lennox ft Burgess.
Br. brig Planet, Shepherd, 14 days from St. John,
P. R., with sugar and molasses to John Mason ft Co.
Schr John P. Spedden, , 8 days from Rappa
hannock River, Va., with fence rails to Postleth
walte, McNaughton ft Co.
Schr Lucy K. Cogswell, Reese. 15 days from Ban
gor, with laths and bark.
Schr Mary Bowman, Rogers, from Maurice River.
Schr Isabella Thompson, Endlcott, fm Providence.
Schr Fannie Harmer, Brooks,. do.
Schr Elvle Davis, Hand, from Salem.
Schr James M. Fltzpatrlck, Smith, from Boston.
Schr Oriole, Baker, irom Boston, with mdse.
Tugs Thomas Jefferson, Allen; Joe Johnson, In
graham; Chesapeake, Merrlhew; and G. B. Hutch
lnga, Mulford, from Baltimore, with tows of barges
to W. P. Clyde ft Co. ,
Steamer Jnnlara iinvia hi.m.a vi. n..n. . ...
at New Orleans at 1 P. M. yesterday.
ocur .mien noigate, bteeiman, hence for South
Creek, at Hat terns inlet 14th Inst.; made the run
iivui vhjjo x-icuiui'cu ui iu IluurtS.
Correspondence cf The Evening Telegraph.
KA8TON ft McMAHON'S BULLETIN.
New Yoke Omen, May 19. The following
barges leave in tow to-night for Baltimore, light-
Andrew McWlUlams, C. O, Ash, Grtawold, Hea.
nessey, Hamlet. Constitution. Limn.
Covin, and National. ' - -
Joseph Lord, with Iron, and II. L. Wttirna with
staves, for Philadelphia. '
Baltimohe Bhancb Office. Mavia Tha rnn
log barges left in tow this morning;
I tn.ti fl1.. . . 1 1 if -...... -V . . . .
; ! u:DU'i ju. Aiinouse, a. c.
Clark, and Mary Brady. '
jiarvey wrigni, for Hrldgeton.
Hi Reed, for Perryvlile.
The following leave to-night:
Charles McCaffrey. A. AllUnn. .T T.
Thoa, Maloney and C. Terrence, for Philadelphia.
Philadelphia Branch OukiPR. Mawsn u;,
Wind : May 19 P At a a w . v lvr w a
W., light, followed by a calm, balmy night; May 80,
4-8dA. M., S. by W.; 8 A.M., W. S. W., very plea
sant. Barometer: Mav 9ii- nnlvranaf.fl a.KOalni'a
4 A. M. yesterday, when it reached 80 84-80 at 8 A.
M. ; this May 80. at 4 A. M.. tuuehea ao 84-64. L.S.O.
Bpecial Despatch to The Evening Telegraph.' '
UaVKX-DB-Uhack. Mnin Th following hnafa
leave in tow to-day :
Thomas Kut ledge, Pennsylvania Canal Co. No. 10,
Lady Kigtn, Wm. Ldward, and Wyoming, with coal
to . O. Morris.
H. D. Ore end W. H. LloDlncott. with lumber to
D. Trump, Son Co.
John and Annie and St. Lawrence, with lumber
to Saylor, Day ft Morie.
John B. Packer, with lath, and Lewers, with lum
ber to Taylor ft Betu.
Simpson ft JMdrun, wim iuiuii w v. is. Trainer
Colonel Knt, PfelfTer ft Manning, and Pennsylva
nia Canal t o. Nog. xo and ti, wit h coal to H. S. uVoea.
Oeneiai Reynolds ana xteysione, with coal, for
Pennsylvania Canal Co, No. 17, with coal, for
Naomi, with lumber to Mororoas fc Sheets.
Charles Hebard, with lumber, for Newark, N. -T.
Kdw d North, with lumber, for Fenn's Grove, N.J,
Luultl'., wUA coal to J, It White ft Sou, J. ii.