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VOL. XV. NO. 121.
PHILADELPHIA, TUESDAY, MAY 23, 1871.
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NOTES OF THE WAR.
Speech of General Sigel.
Treaty of Washington.
English Opinion of' It.
The Great Baltimore Fire.
Etc., ' Etc.. Etc., Etc., Etc., Etc
FOREIGN MAIL NEWS.
'Weakness of t lie Barricades.
rat i (May 1) Correspondence of the Daily Telegraph.
This morning I went to look at the progress
of the barricades round the Place Vendome, and
at tbe Champs Elysees entrance of the Hue de
Kivoli. They are works of art; it is a pity to be
obliged to think that euch pretty things will be
knocked to pieces, for really they are finished
oft with a delicacy of polish worthy of a marble
chimney-piece. And all those little sandbags,
made of white linen and bed-ticking, and stuffed
with gravel, what excellent playthings they
would make to teach boys fortifications ! There
is no denying that the result of all this tiny work
is to produce very real fortresses, with embra
sures, platforms, and deep dltcnes; bat the mi
nuteness of the construction is so excessive
that it makes it look as if the whole thing were
intented to be sent to an exhibition. I remem
ber saying the same on the ramparts of Paris
whcD I went ronnd them at the commencement
of February; they have been knocked into rub
bish since; bnt that does not prevent French
engineers from reproducing the same useless
finish in the new batteries they are now pre
paring. It seems to me, furthermore, that all
these barricades will serve for nothlmr. after
'all; for they can be turned with the greatest
ease, i hat, however, is the business of General
Rossel, Minister of War sice yesterday vice
Cluseret, sent to prison. This Commune may
certainly be defined as "an association of vio
lent persons for the purpose of arresting each
A Commune Meeting lu a Church.
Paris (May 7) Correspondence of the Daily Xews.
I was tempted to attend a public meeting of
the Reds the other night by the novel fact that
it was held in a church. I fancy that a great
many of the audience which was immense,
filling every nook and corner, even of standing
room, la a very large building were also
attracted by tbe novelty of the scene, for the
speaking was teo bad and tame to have brought
a tenth of the number together. They stared
about and whispered to each other, evidently
half amused, half awed at finding themselves,
perhaps for tbe first time In their lives, in a
church without having come there to pray. I
heard one of my neighbors (a woman)
whisper, almost as If she were fright
ened, to a friend, "This seems queer
to me,' and when her little boy
pointed to the men sitting and lounging about
with their hats on, and remarked in all inno
cence that "he thought people came to church
to pray," she told him be might say his prayers
if he liked, and seemed rather relieved when he
had done so. The orators, volunteers and
nAnflfT ali a ma tan ra arslrA f rnm tViA milnlt an4
y uvai tj mi nuiuvvui uuv vu vuv sMisaws cuvs
two or three naturally had their kick at its
former occupants, and contrasted the truths
I they were themselves uttering with the lies
taught by the priests. The audience took these
sarcasms, I thought, rather coldly, though they
cheered very heartily a gentleman who declared
I that "Christ was a Republican," and certainly if
I any priest was present he had his revenge upon
lthe orators who usurped his place. They were
terriblv tame, and labored, among other disad
vantages, under that of being utterly unable In
56 large a bmiiamg to mane inemseives nearo
by any but those immediately around them.
One good-looking young fellow a soldier,
who had evidently primed himself for the pulpit
v an extra glass or two introduced for a short
period some liveliness into the meeting by pro-
srosing mat "ine assembly snouia men ana
where vote whether women should not be elected
members of the Commune." There was at first
f leud and long cheering, or rather clapping of
I ViAviAa nn tlia nart nf thA tmmnrmia wnmpn
present; but, this excitement over, I was rather
surprised, after all I had heard and read about
the "citovenne" movement, and after the fiery
appeals made by the Commune to the wives and
titters of its warriors, to find that the proposi
tion was treated as a joke, and as such resented
somewhat sternly by the more serious portion
ot the audience.
Prince Bismarck on Napoleon aud France.
From the Vienna Asw Fret press.
At a recent fete Prince Bismarck was seen
walking about with a little old gentleman, to
whom he showed every mark ot respect ana ae
ference. The bystanders were very curious to
know who this personage could be who was the
object of such flattering attentions on the part
f of.tne Minister. He proved to be the Director
Bonnell, Prince Bismarck's old tutor. The same
evening one of the most influential members of
the Dartv ot Drouress was conversing with the
C hancellor on political matters; he was speaking
of Napoleon, irince Bismarck, with his accus
tomed candor, did not conceal the slight esteem
in which he held the ex-Emperor and his much
praised perspicacity; he knew the man, and had
fathomed hlra completely at Biarritz. "And
what is vour Excellency's opinion of the present
state ot Drancer suddenly asicea ins politician
l'rince BlsmareK replied, "Lias it mir ganz
tVurst;" which is equivalent to "I don't care
two straws about It."
- The Finances of the Commune.
Paris (Mat ) Correspondence of the London Kewt.
The formal statement of the budget was pre
eented yesterday to the Commune, ibis u a
full account of receipts and expenditures from
the iiOth of March to the SJOth of April. It will
be ceen that in these forty days the total expen
diture of the Commnne has been 15.027,600, of
which 4,011,000 have gone to the War Olilce,
and t3C2,000 to the Intendance, while the dif
ferent Malries have wallowed up t289,0O0. To
meet this outlay the Finance Miulater found in
i - .nff.r. uhUh Bra annrtflnd ll:-t1 ftnrt
th octroi Yielded him tl.093,200, sales of
tobacco brought in $351,800, and to make up all
iflrinr!eis. the Bank of France lent $1, 550,000.
carrying tbe total receipts for the forty days up
to 15,30U,wu. '
THE BADEN BEYOLUT iOXISTS.
Anniversary In New York-Speech of (Jen,
The German patriots of the revolution of
Baden In lb- aeia wicir -""
vui aid ones .... ----,-------,-
society has 240 members, many of whom were
... .v uith about 4O0 other Germans.
The day was spent In social intercourse and in
dancing, in ine wimuwu, - y""""" , "",
ii. a .v, tmrather in the music ha 11.
where a platform, decorated with the Oermaa
tri-COlor, naa ueen erecicu. ""-' - " r
introduced the President of the festival, Gen.
Franz fcigel, who said:
Tie anniversary cf the revolutionary ove-
ments of 1818 and 1849 marks only one event In
the great series which has found completion in
the war against Austria and France, in the de
struction of the old German reactionary con
federacy, and in the restoration of a new German
Empire on a new basis. Therefore the old flag
of 1848 was the symbol of the past. Tbe new
German flag is the symbol of the present, and of
reality. It was thought strange that we should
admire monarcbs and princes who have accom
plished so much; but it cannot be said that
one loves the system of monarchy because
he admires the far-seeing policy and energy of a
statesman, and the strategy and genius of a
great soldier. Besides this, the German people
do not believe in monarchy "by tbe grace of
God," or in personal infallibility. They hardly
believe In tbe infallibility of the Pope why
should they believe in the infallibility of an em
peror? We can with the bo6t composure leave
the future of Germany to the people.
We are celebrating this festival on American
soil, and therefore we are standing among a
people of peoples, among a nation of nations.
It is not necessary to show that, while we are
applauding the great progress made In Ger
many, we are less republicans and patriots.
We have been the vanguard of German republi
canism, and the vanguard of the great emigra
tion which followed the revolution in Europe.
When this country was In danger we were the
first who filled the ranks of the American army.
So much I must say to show that we are
not believing in a mere name. We are
aware that to be . good citizens and
good patriots, it Is necessary not to
be satlslied with the mere name of the republic,
but to fight manfully against the evils which
have crept into American republicanism the
evils of corruption and bribery. We believe In
this republic becauto it is necessary in the de
velopment of civilization, just as monarchs were
once necessary. This patriotic socletr is not
political, but rather philanthropic and social, in
its objects; but whenever there is an opportu
nity, whenever patriotic acts are necessary, I
know that the German and German-American
soldiers will remain faithful to their post, and
will ever stand on the side of right and justice.
THE TREATY OF WASHINGTON.
The British Side of the Question as Under
stood by Lord Lauderdale.
Prom the London limes.
In the House of Lords last night, the Earl of
Lauderdale rose to atk the Secretary for Foreign
Affairs if the report in the Times of the 25th of
April was correct, viz., that tbe future owner
ship of the Island of San Juan was left to the
arbitration of a friendly power; and if so.
whether there was any reservation or stipulation
that tbe island was not to be fortified or made
a military station. The Island of San Juan was
twelve miles long by about six miles broad,
and lay on the southeast end of the Island of
Vancouver. It had been occupied by the
Hudson's Bay Company, and commanded the
entrance to the ports in Vancouver. If San Juan
were given up to the United States, and fortified
by that power, the effect would . be much the
same in that part of the world as it would be
nearer home if tbe Iele of Wight were given up
. V- Tj1 V. .1 fA-(A.J llM . I . IN A V
IU tuts flCUCUUUU iUI blUDU uy bUCUl. rur LUU
last two hundred yeaistbe Island ot San Juan
had formed part of ller Majesty's dominions,
and, as their lorasnips were aware, about IBj'J
the island was taken forcible possession of by a
party of troops from the United States.
It was at that time occupied by
the Hudson's Bay Company, and it
was not taken possession of by the direction
of the Government of the United States, but by
tne act oi a general commanaing tue United
States forces in that part of the world. The
excuse for taking possession of the Island was
that some Insult was olterea to American set
tlers or squatters. He believed that to have
been a perfectly laiso pretense, tor up to tne
year 1858 there was only one American squatter
in the whole island. A treaty between Great
Britain and the United States was signed in
July, 1846, and it was decided that the line of
boundary between the two countries should be
tbe parallel of 49 north latitude to the sea, through
the centre of the strait dividing the main land
from the Island of Vancouver. The wording
of the treaty was clear and distinct, but, un-
lortunateiy, tne diplomatists aia not marK
the line down in a chart, and though there could
be no doubt that it was meant that the line
should go down tbe Channel Kosario, close to
the main land on tne American side, a diplo
matic dispute bad been going on about it for
the last twenty years. The reason why he
brought this matter forward was because he be
lieved that the United States had no right what
ever to San Juan, and because it had been
thought by this country that in giving to the
United States all that was called Washing
ton Territory, consisting of about 60,000
square miles of the finest land in that part
of the world, this country did bo with
tbe idea ot setting the matter ana
having no more disputes. Nevertheless, in
consequence of the boundary line not being put
down on the chart, a dispute commenced within
two years of the signing of the treaty. An
agreement, be might add, had been entered into
that until the commissioners, to whose appoint
ment both sides bad assented, had decided tbe
points in dispute, neither party should in
terfere wun ine oiner; nut, notwitnstanaing,
a violent occupation oi me lsiaua oy Ame
rican troops occurred during the existence
of the convention. To surrender it under
such circumstances would, in his opinion, be
most uniust to the inhabitants of Vancouver
and British Columbia, as weU as lowering to
the honor and credit or tnis country, lo the
United States San Juaa would be of little or no
value except to enable her to prevent us from
getting out of our own ports or out oi tne chan
nel, while to us it was of considerable import'
ance. He hoped, therefore, tbe noble earl
opposite would be able to give a favorable
answer to the question which he had to put to
TUE BALTIMORE FIRE.
Particulars of the Disaster The Death of
Councilman 'Weaver The Exploded
Engine of Philadelphia Manufacture
Loss by the Fire $250,000.
From an account of the recent disastei In the
Baltimore American of yesterday we extract as
Thl moraine a l!Hl nffpp ttirAH oVlfwlr. nnr
cftlzens were startled from their slumbers by
tbe tire bells ringmg out a general alarm. There
was no difficulty In ascertaining the locality, for
in a few minutes after the alarm was sounded a
fierce column of flame burst from the top
of the splendid fire-story warehouse in Sharp
street, near German, owned and occupied by
tVilllam 11. crown & iro., wnoiesaie dealers la
drugs, and threw a glare so bright into the win
dows oi tne nouees suuatea on ine aajaceni
squares, that many of the frightened inmates
rufcnea to tne street uuuer tuo uiro uppreueu
eiou that there were burning roofs above them.
A F1I.LINO WALL.
The south wall had not been conslderel en
tirely safe by tbe proprietors for some months
past, and recently tbey bad it taken down,
and a new one substituted at a cost of over
1 10,000. The workmen had finished it on Satur
day last. For some reason the new wall fell
firtt, either because it Lad not t'me to settle.
and the mortar was still partially plastic, or
more probably because there was no adjoining
building to support it on this side. It came down
with a terrible crash, destroying the three-story
urica residence oi ur. reilx mc nanus in its
descent, and filling the vard with debris. Dr.
McManus' house was entirely consumed, and all
its valuable contents, except part of the valuable
i saved by some of the firemen. When the fire
silver uoiuuEiun vu me lauiiir. wuicu was
! was discovered nr. McManus. his wife and son.
I Dr. Frederick McManus, two daughters, and an
infant son of young Dr. McManus were In the
bnildlntr. The colice warned them of their
danger, and they left the house without taking
time to carry anyming wuu mem.
A W1DK-AWAKB BOY.
The valuable establishment of Norris & Bald
win was no doubt saved by the presence ot mind
and courage of a lad about fifteen years of age,
employed in the store, named Tommy Turner.
He was sleeping at bis home, corner of Howard
and Lombard streets, and hearing the alarm of
fire lumped out of bed, gathered up his bunch
of keys, and started for the store. When he saw
the condition of affairs he thought of the cotton
on the third floor, and hurrying up the stairs he
found some of tbe bundles already burning; he
tossed them out of tbe window as fast as he was
able, and soon the firemen got their ladders up
, . f 1 lL. i I .
ana assistea mm in tuts uua wors.
In a few seconds there were some hundreds of
dollars worth ot cotton lying on the pavement
In a damaged condition, but the fine building
BUKST1NO OF THE BOILER OF THE ALPII A ENGINE.
Thus far no mention has been made of the
terrible accident by which an Intelligent and
much respected young man was suddenly hur
ried into eternity. Mr. Harry Weaver, a mem
ber of the uny council, naa returned from a visit
to Philadelphia, by the early morning train, and
was on his way home when his attention was
attracted to the fire, and he stopped at the
corner of Howard and German streets, in front
of the Commercial and Farmers' Bank, to see
what was going on. The Alpha Engine was at
work on ine opposite corner, with suction tube
attached to the fire-plug that is there located.
Mr. Weaver had been in the locality but a few
minutes when the boiler explodtd, turning the
engine over on its side, and spreading conster
nation among the crowd that were hurrying past
in the direction of the fire. A flying bolt struck
Mr. Weaver on the forehead, fracturing the
skull and causing a contusion of the brain. He
was t&ken into a house near by, and died in the
course of an hour.
Charles King, No. 108 North Bchroeder street.
a substitute member of No. 8, was at the engine
when it exploded. His face was badly scalded
and lower limbs paralyzed. He was attended
by Dr. Todd, and then removed home. His
condition is dangerous.
THE WRECKED ENGINE.
At this writing (12 M. the wrecked engine Is
lying at the corner of Howard aud German
streets, on the spot where it was thrown by the
force of the explosion. It does not seem to be
much injured, except that it has been wrenched
from the trucks that carried it. and the springs
and some of the fastenings are broken. It was
the interior shell of the fire-box that gave way.
uy tne expansion or tne steam, or some other
force, the interior shell was forced loose from
the multitude of screw-bolts that hold it to tbe
exterior, fractured through the middlo, and
rolled up as a strong man would roll up a thin
sheet of lead. The iron of which the shell was
made appears to be exceedingly tough, and
there is nothing in the edges of tbe fracture to
Indicate tbe least flaw or defect. A non-scientific
observer upon looking at it would say that
the screw-bolts were too small, or tbe. holes in
the plates in which they were fastened were too
large. The plate was" torn away from them
without breaking the threads.
Tbe Alpha was one of the reserve engines,
and on account of its great weight was only
used upon extraordinary occasions. It was
supposed to be in perfect repair, and had been
so pronounced by tbe Chief Inspector a few davs
since. It was considered a most powerful and
effective engine, It was manufactured by
iieaney, JNeaiie & (jo rniiadeipma, ana was
purchased in 1856 or 1857 for the volunteer fire
Mr. Thompson, engineer of No. 8, was run
ning the Alpha when it exploded, but was not
injured. He says the gauge showed Ct pounds
presEure of steam, and that engines are fre
quently run under a pressure of 80 or 00 pounds.
INSURANCE OF BROWN & BRO.
The stock of Brown & Bro. was Insured as
follows, and the loss falls entirely upon Balti
more offices: Fireman's, $15,000; Baltimore
Fire, Maryland, Washington, Merchants' and
Mechanics , Howard, Peabody, Union, People's,
German, Harford, Potomac, Home, Franklin,
and American, each $5000, and in the Associated
for $10,000, making a total upon the stock of
$95,000. On the building the Insurance wa9
$10,000 in the Equitable, and $5000 each in the
Fireman's and Baltimore Fire Company.
' INSURANCE OF 8TELLMAN, HINRICHS A CO.
. The stock of Stellman, Hinrlchs & Co. was
Insured as follows: Mechanics', Brooklyn,
$5000; Fulton, New York, $5000; Merchants',
Hartford, $5000; fCtna, Hartford, $10,000; Con
necticut, Hartford, $5000; Phoenix, Hartford,
$5000; National, Boston, $5000; North British,
London, $5000; Liverpool, London, and Globe,
$5000; Market, New York, $5000; Union, Balti
more, $5000; Home, Baltimore, $5000; National,
Baltimore, $5000; Maryland, Baltimore, $15,000;
People's, Baltimore, $10,000; Howard, Balti
more, $10,000; Peabody, Baltimore, $5000; Hart
ford, Baltimore, $5000.
Tbe damage sustained to the building will
amount to $25,000. The greater portion of the
structure will have to be taken down, the walls
in some places being bulged out fully twelve
Inches beyond the proper line.
Tbe Fire Inspector at noon to-day estimated
the loss at $250,000.
MURDERED BY HIS BROTHER.
A Horrible Fratricide on " the Newark
The finding of the body of Ihomas Mahoney,
of Jersey City, under circumstances which led
to the beuei that be naa Deen muraerea on nis
way home from Newark, has already been
mentioned. Later developments make it more
than probable that tbe dreadful deed was com
mitted Dy a Drotner s nana, i nomas itiaooney,
the murdered man, was missing irom nis nome
for nearly two weeks, and his mutilated body
was found on the old turnpike road across the
meadows, about half way between Newark and
Marion, on Tuesday last. The Coroner's j ury re
turned a verdict that in their opinion Mahouey bad
been murdered. The case against the brother is
very strong. John, the elder one, had been en
gaged In buying second-hand barrels, employing
his brother Thomas to go to Newark and other
places on the same business. A few days pre
vious to the murder Thomas, who had saved
about $1700.had signified his Intention of buying
a horse ana wagon and going into the same
business on the name route. This led to some
difficulty, when the elder brother declared that
be would kill the younger one even If he were
"certain that he should be hung for it." On the
day of the murder the two men had been
to Newark together, and were seen on
the suburbs towards evening returning to
Jersey City with a load of barrels.
John Mahoney slates that his brother left him
there, going away with an unknown man to
look at a horee which he proposed buying. The
statements of the prisoner, however, conflict.
He says that he returned by the regular route,
his brother having been found on the road for
merly used. Witnesses testily that they saw
the load of barrels on the old road that evening,
and it would hare been impossible for him to
hare come up by the usual road, as the bridge
wag not la use. A small tug was used to
ferry passengers over, tbe boat being too small
to allow of - such a load as the one in ques
tion. The ferrymen swear that neither he
nor his load was taken across. Mahoney also
stated to the officer that he had stopped
at a friend's bouse on the way, and this state
laent is directly contradicted by the man at
wWe house he says he stopped. John Mahoney
offered a reward of $100 for knowledge of the
whereabouts of his Drotner alter ne was missed.
this having been done, it is supposed, to throw
on suspicion. I ne prisoner i neia ior examl
nation Attcorfc A.acertitrt last utening.
TO-DAY'S CABLE NEWS.
Fall of Paris
Fierce Struggle at Monlmartre.
CompleteOccupation of the Capital
The Commune Collapsed
Illness of Yice-rresident Colfax.
The XXarrisburg Dead-Lock.
The Democrats Alone Responsible.
Etc., Etc., Etc., Etc., Etc., Etc.
by associated press.J
Exclusively to The Evening lvlegraph.
The Final Struggle at Moutmartrc-Tri
umph of the Versaillists.
Gutside of Paris, May 23 Noon After a
desperate struirgle at Montmartre, commencing
at daybreak, the Yersailiist flag now floats over
Montmartre, and the whole city is evidently
now in the possession of the Government troops.
Positions Occupied by the VergalllUts.
London, May 22. A despatch from Versailles
of Monday evening says the Yersailiist troops
have occupied the station of the Versailles Rail
way, on the Boulevard Mont Parnasse, within a
short distance of Luxembourg, and that General
Cllncbamp has turned the insurgent position at
the Tuileries and made from eight thousand to
ten thousand prisoners; . -
A Later Despatch
says the Versaillists have occupied the Place
Vcndome, the Tuileries, and the Hotel de Ville.
M. Issy is certainly in custody, and it is re
ported that Felix Pyat Is also arrested.
Another despatch says the
Insurgents Abandoned the Place Concorde
yesterday. General Ladmlrault's ..forces have
surrounded Montmartre, and
A Battle is Noir Progressing
there. The complete overthrow of the insur
gents is imminent.
Vbkbailles, May 23 Advices from Paris
A Terrible Fire of Cannon and Musketry
since daybreak this morning in the direction of
The Isolation of Paris
by the Prussians is now complete.
Dombrowikl was Wounded
and endeavored to make his escape from the
Versailles troops, but was prevented by the
The enthusiasm among
The Delivered Population
of Paris is immense. A battalion of the friends
of order are rejoicing.
The Mayors of Paris
will assemble at Chateau Muette to-day. The
Vers aillists have occupied the Place de Cllchy,
at the Junction of the Boulevards des Batig-
noll es and de Cllchy, on the very verge of Mont
martre, and also Saint Lazsre Station of the
Western Railroad; the Palais d'Industrle, the
Chamber of the Corps Legislatif, and the Hotel
des Invalid es. There was smart
Fighting at the Barricades
In the Place Concorde and Place de Cllchy.
The. cannonade slackened at 10 this morning.
Tbe Versailles troops have occupied Saint Ouen.
Tbe insurgents make no attempt to break the
Prussian line of encirclement.
The Prussian Troops
have been ordered to open fire on tbe insurgents
if they approach within 400 paces.
The Frankfort Conference.
Frankfort, May 23. Bismarck, Favre, and
Ponyer-Quertlerhave returned houie.The Frank
fort papers contain a statement that Bismarck
says that tbe German authorities have notified
tbe Commune that tbey will bombard Paris In
case the residence of Mr.Washburne, tbe Ameri
can Minister, be sacked.
The SpauUh Cortes.
Madrid, May 22 To-day's session of the
Spanish Cortes was exceedingly stormy. The
Radicals presented a resolution tor tbe establish
ment of a republic, and the Carllsts submitted
a motion declaring the election of King Ama
deua void, and that Don Carlos, of Spain, is the
rightful King. The discussion was long and
excited, but finally the Cortes adjourned without
a vote upon either proposition.
. This Morning's Quotations.
LrviKPOOL, May S3 to 80 A. M Ootton quiet
and steady: Uplands, 7ic4IXl.! Orleans, 7314.
Kifi to-dav estimated at IU.ixkj bales. -
London, May W-ll-80 A. M Ciousols for money,
fisvd., and or account, 93(3'd. Bonds or ltxlit,
IW'; ! Of 1665. Old. WOV ! Of IStiT, 80 10-40g, 89 V.
London, May S3 ll-so A. M. Kenued petroleum,
l7r kvoKT, May St-Evening Bonds closed at
OfiK lOr lilt) UIUB Ul 1DU
iivkhpool. May S3 11-80 A. M Wheat, lis. d.
rails. 4d., lor No. to No. 1 nw red Western spring ;
us. fid. lor winter, flour, sis. Com, 84. ad. ior
This Afternoon's Quotations.
Iondon, Msy S3-1-30 V. M. Consols, 93V for both
money ana acoouui
uviaKOOL. Way 8 1-80 P. M. Wheat, 12s. Sd.
fnr California wtilte: lls.ld.lls. 8d. Iir It. 8 to
No. 1 new red Western spring; lis. 7d. ior red
winter. Receipts of wtiest for three days, 15.0W
tjuururi ; AuieiKan, jdw. wra, ss. ior new.
FROM TEE STATE.
The Dead-lock and Who are Responsible
Special Deitpatch to The Evening Telegraph.
Harrisburo, May 23. The whole responsi
bility of keeping up a prolonged session of the
Legislature after this time will fall upon the
Democrats. They have attempted to obtain an
amendment to the Registry law and have failed.
They passed a resolution last Saturday to ad
journ sine die on to-day, the 23d, but did not
send such resolution to the House, and
this morning reconsidered It, thus leaving the
whole question open. Up to this time they seem
to have been striving for some definite purpose,
but this attempt being necessarily hopeless, any
continuation of the struggle will result in no
thing but enormous expenditure to the State
and an utter disgust of the people at large at a
body of men passing and withdrawing and re
pealing and reconsidering bills and measures
without any sort of definite object or aim, or
any result but to aggravate a co-ordinate branch
of the Legislature.
BY ASSOCIATED PRESS. J ,
Exchmivelp to The Evening Telegraph.
Illness of the Vice-President.
Washington, May 23. The friends of Vice-
President Coliax were much alarmed when he
was yesterday conveyed to his room at the Capi
tol, where he remains. He had been complain
ing of debility and a lack of nervous enemy.
The prompt application of remedies removed
the alarming symptoms. But few visitors are
admitted to his room. His physician this morn
ing pronounced him to be easier and in an im
proved condition, though he is very weak and
requires careful attention. '
Government Weather Report.
War Department. Office of the Chief Signal
Officer, Washington, May 8310 A. M. Synop
sis for tbe past twenty-four hours: The barometer
nasianen on tne l'acinc coast, ana in tne extreme
Northwest It has risen from Michigan to the South
Atlantic The area of lowest pressure has moved
from Northern New York eastward into the Atlantic.
The temperature has risen slightly m Nebraska and
MM more in Wisconsin, it is nearly stationary on
the Gulf and Atlantic coasts and has fallen north of
Pennsylvania and Ohio, very light rains, followed
by clearlng-up weather, have been experienced at
many points east and nortn of Tennessee aad Con
necticut. Heavier rain has fallen on the coasts of
Louisiana and Alabama. A heavy fait in the baro
meter, with brisk south and southwest winds, pro
bably exists west of Wisconsin.
Probabilities. Pleasant weather, without serious
disturbance, will probably continue on the lower
lakes and Atlantic coast. The weather will probably
clear away on the Gulf coast for a short time. It is
probable that brisk winds will be felt on the upper
lakes Tuesday night.
Extraordinary Session of the Senate.
Washington. May 23. The Senate met at half-
The Secretary laid before that bod j a letter from
Vice-President Colfax, saying that he did" npt expect
to preside over the Senate during the remainder of
On motion of Mr. Sumner. Penator Anthony was
elected President pro tern, of the Senate.
Air. uameroa roovea to go into executive session.
Mr. Sumner asked that his resolution to discharge
White and Ramsdell forthwith be taken up. But
Instead of this, the motion for an executive session
prevailed, and the consideration of the treaty was
Chicago Flour and Wheat Market,
Special Despatch to The Evening Telegraph.
Chicago. May S3 9-so A.M. Wheat market dull
and easier. No. 9, cash, tt-S4?l-WYi
seller June; 11-25, seller last half of June. Corn
steady at seller May, or seller Jane; 63,ie.,
Receipt. Ship't. Receipt: SMp't.
Flour, bbls. 6,ooo 5,000 Oats, bus.... 43,000 40,000
Wheat.bua. 66,000 24,000 Kye, dub . ... 3,000 8,000
Corn, bus.. 290,000 96.000 Barley, bus.. 3,000 none.
New York Money and Stock Market.
Nsw Tobk. May 23. Stocks very strong. Money
4 per cent. Gold, ill. B-sos, 1863, cp., 1114 ;
ao. 1S64, cp., uir ao. 1000, cp., nix; ao.
new. 113 V: do. lo67. 113 da 1868, 113 X: 10t0a.
109 ; Virginia 6s, new, 73 ; Missouri 6s, 85M ; Can
ton Co., 63 X S Cumberland preferred, 88; N. V. Cen
tral anauuuson Kiver, iuu; une, bu, ; Heading,
lie; Adams Express, S0x; Michigan Central,
124V ; Michigan Southern, 114; Illinois Central,
1)6; Cleveland and Pittsburg, 126 S; Chleago and
Hock Island, Jliejtf; Pittsburg and Fort Wayne,
99; Western Union Telegraph, 60.
Milwatteee, May 83 9-15 A. M. Wheat qnlet and
weak ; No 1, 1U7 ; No. a, $124. Received. 114,000 bus.
Shioped, 143,000 bushels. Freights by sail T c ; by
steam, Ilex 1
MR. COLFAX PROSTKA.TED.
The Vice-President Seriously 111 Nature's
Kebelllon Against Overwork.
A Washington despatch to the New York
Times says: About 4 P. M. Mr. Colfax felt him
self growing faint, and called Mr. Pomeroy to
the chair; and as he stepped from his seat his
head grew dizzy, and he had to be helped to his
room, wnere ne lay on tne Boia. ine (senators
gathered around him, and hurried a messenger
for a physician. It was at once pronounced
paralvsis. - Tbe V lce-fresldent soon became
insensible, and bis pulse ran down to forty, and
his face became white as marble.
Dr. Bliss, his family physician, soon arrived.
and began to treat him for vertigo, and has for
four hours been applying hot remedies, and by
various means endeavoring to drive the blood
from his head, and prevent a congestion of the
At 0 P. M. Mr. Colfax Is somewhat easier, and
his nhvslcians thins u they can prevent a re
lapse be will recover. They will remain with
him all nlirht in his room in tho Capitol.
The Vice-President has not been well for
some days. He has been Incessantly busy at
letter-writing, ue ate very little nreaKtast this
morning, and smoked five or six strong cigars
during tbe morniDg; ana men sitting several
hours in that insulated cast-iron oven, the
Senate Chamber, with all its doors and passages
closed to prevent the Ingress of fresh air, was
too much lor ms nervous system, wcica naa
finally given way.
If he passes the night safely, It will be some
time before he can regale, his health, as the
tbock he received to-dav is of great severity.
F1NANQ2 AND COMMERCE.
Evisino Tsi.soBirH Omoy
Tuvsday. Mar ii, VflL t
The city national banks last nlglit. In their
usual weekly exhibit of accounts, report further
Improvement In loanable resources, ine aepo
slts have been augmented io50,53, and the
legal tenders 374,633.' There is a slight falling
olf. however, In tbe specie reserve, and also iu
tbe loans, the latter resulting rather from a lack
of demand. Ihe business at the banks daring
the week shows an excess ot tajUd.iS.u, as
compared with tbe preceding week, and the
balances of 11,130,334. These figures indicate
very clearly the present and prospective condi
tion of the local money market. Tbe demand
to-day so far has been quite light for all pur
poses, and rates are as easy as ever.
(iold is dull and weak, varying from 1U
111, opening and closing at .
At tbe Stock Board the dealings were Urge
and price rather weak. Sales ot State 6i, Ut
6eries, at 102, and City 6s, new bonds, at 103X-
Government uonus are in gooa uemana, ana
strong on tbe entire list.
Reading Railroad was steady, with sales at
57. Pennsylvania sold at 03, and at 61 for
tbe allotments; Camden and Amboy at 131(0)
131?; Oil Creek and Allegheny at 55;
Little Fcbnvlklllat46; and Lehigh Valley at
Canal shares were neglected but steady.
Sales of Schuylkill preferred at 18 and Lehigh
The balance of tbe list was quiet. Manufac
lurers' Bank sold at 29; Hestonville Passenger
Railroad at 21; and Central Transportation at
Philadelphia stock exchange sales.
Reported by De Haven k Bro.. No. 40 S.Thlrd street.
MdOO Pa 6s 1 se....lP9
8 sh Cent Trans..
J3000 City 68, New..l02
reg.. .. 94'i
2!000 do 94?
flOOOO C A A m 68, "89 94
1000 Read 6s, '43-SO 96
tMIOOC ASS 83... 92
lliooo Pa Rmt cpes. 96!
D0OOPbUa A E7s.. 1M
liooo Bunt ft B Top 42X
800 shC AH.b30.l3lv
69 d0......b6.1Sl V
S00 sh Reading R. .
899 sh Penna R...
41 do... d bill
loo do BOO.
6 sh LehValR....
100 sh Lit Sen RR..
lrtOahOC AAR.bOO r2
10 dO M
100 do S3
63 sn Mauu name.. S9xi
Nabr & Ladner, Broken, report this morning
?old quotations as follows:
0 00 A. M lllKill-84 A. M Ill Sf
10- 09 " I11V H'S " 111X
11- 25 lll&l
Messrs. William Paintkb fc Co., No. 89 8. Third
street, report the following quotations: U. S. 6s of
1881. wixmnx i B-sos of lsea, myosin v ; do. is4.
influx: do. less, murium do., Jaiy, lses,
iiiio.'4; ao., tfuiy, iwi, lisim n ao. July,
R. R. Currency 6s, us&iiox.
Philadelphia Trad Report.
Tuesday, May 83. Bark is dull at f 30 per ton for
No. 1 Quercitron. Several car loads of Chestnut
Oak sold at 161T per cord.
The Flour market is steady, without, however, any
great degree of acUvlty. The demand is principally
from the home consumers, whose purchases foot up
600 barrels, including superfine at 5-2S5-62 ;
extras at 15-766; Iowa and Wisconsin extra family
at J0-75O7; Minnesota do. do. attT&7-25; Pennsyl
vania do. do. at t6-856-7B; Indiana and Ohio do.
do. at 7$7-60 ; and fancy brands at t7-7!51i9, the lat
ter rate for St. Louis. Rye Flour sells In lots at 15-75
6. In Corn Meal nothing doing.
There is a Arm feeling in the Wheat market,
but not much activity. Sales of Indiana red, good
and choice, at tl-64(dl-fi5; Pennsylvania do. at (1-53
10; amber at 11-651-70; and white at l-76tasl-80.
Rye is held at I usi lo for Pennsylvania ami West
ern, and tl for Southern. Corn Is In fair demand at
a decline of 1 cent. Sales of 400 bushels Southern
yellow at 77c. ; Western high mixed at 74($75o. : and
14,000 bushels do. for shipment on secret terms.
Oats are without essential change. 2000 bushels
Pennsylvania and Western sold at 02 yc.; for black ;
64(R65c. for mixed, and 66isC7c for white. In
Barley and Malt co sale.
Whisky is held with increased firmness. Holders
ask 9)9Sc. for Western iron-bound.
latest smrrma intellioe n ceT
PORT OF PHILADELPHIA. ..MAY 23
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8 A. M... ...... .68 1 11 A.M.. 72 8 P. M...7T
Sun Risk3 4 ss moon Sets .....11- 4
Sck Sets 7-14 High Water 4 33
By Cable.) "
London, May 83. steamship European, from
Quebec, has arrived at Liverpool.
Fortress Monroe, Va., May 83. The pilot-boat
Slicer reports as passed In for Baltimore, bark
Campanler, from Matanzas ; brigs Minola, from St.
Jano, and Sarah and Kiuma, from Messina; and
schr Revival, from Palermo.
Passed out, brig Chesapeake, for Demarara.
CLEARED THIS MORNING.
Steamer Ann Eliza. Richards, New York, W.P. Clyde
Schr James M. Fitzpatrlck. Smith. Boston, Day.
Schr R. Peterson, English, Cambrldgcport, do.
Schr Lehman Blew, (. lark, Boston, do.
Boat T. Parker, Klrkpatrlck, New lork, do.
Schr Hazleton, Cummlngs, Taunton, Slnnlcksoa
Schr Paugnsset, Waples, Charlestown, do.
Schr L. P. Pharo, Anderson, Providence, do.
Schr H. W. McOolley, Hubbard, Lynn, do.
Schr Anna Myrlck, Richards, Gloucester, do.
Schr Marietta Hand, Nolan, Orient, do.
Barge H. J. O'Kane, O'Kane. New Yerk, do.
Schr H. Blackman, Armat, Newport, Graeff, Roth,
ermel ft Co.
Schr II. T. Hedges, Franklin, Boston, do.
Schr M. V. Coon, Falkenberg, Newport, do.
Barge W. Hamilton. Hamilton, New York, do. ,
Barge Edw. Davis, Kllby, do. do. v
Barge Ironsides, Mlssomer, do. do.
Barge U. J. Shields, McMonabyn, do. do.
Barge O. O. Bowman, Shoe, West Chester, do.
Tug Thomas Jefferson, Allen, Baltimore, with a tow
of barges, W. P. Clyde & Co.
Tug G. B. Hutchlns, Mulford, Baltimore, with a tovr
of barges, W. P. Clyde Co.
ARRIVED THIS MORNING.
Steamer W. C. Plerrepont, Vanneman, 24 hours
from New York, with mdse. to W. M. Balrd ft Co.
Steamer Novelty. Shaw, 84 hours from New York,
with mdse. to W. M. Balrd ft Co.
Steamer Ann Eliza, Richards, 84 hours from New
York, with mase. to W. P. Clyde ft Ce.
Steamer Utility, Nlckerson, from Providence, with
mdse. to D. S. Stetson ft Co.
Steamer F. Franklin, Plerson, 13 hours from Balti
more, with mdse. and passengers to A. Groves, Jr.
Schr Harry White, Hopkins, 10 days from Car
denas, with molasses to Duncan ft Poey vessel to
Schr Almlra ooley, Vangilder, from Gloucester,
Schr Florence C, Adams, from Rappahannock
River, with wood.
Schr Archer ft Reeves, Qardner, from Qardner,
Schr W. H." Dennis, Lake, from Nantlcoke River.
' Schr Sarah A. 1 to ice, Yates, from Providence.
, Schr David S. Sluer, Smith, do.
Schr Lena Hunter, Perry, io.
Schr J. S. Weldoo, Crowell, do.
Schr J. II. Bartlett, Harris, do.
Schr Maggie Vanduseu, Cronipton, from Boston.
Schr Minnesota. Phlnney, from Pawtucket River.
Schr Annie K. Martin, weeks, from Fall River.
Schr St. Mary, Sieelinan, from Jersey City.
Schr F. Edwards, West, from New York.
Schr Enos B. Phillips, Gardner, from Dlghton.
Kchr D. V. streaker, Vanglhler, from New Haven.
Tug Joe Johnson, Ingrahara, from Baltimore, watt
a tew of barges to W. P. Clyde ft Co.
Correspondence of The Evtniwf Teli-oraph.
SASTON ft McMAHON'S BULLETIN.
Nkw York Ofkick, May 82. The following
barges leave in tow to-night for Baltimore, light:
United Brothers, Ellen, Talmage, Houghton,
Hope. Dauntless, Adelia, and Greunman.
S. B. Pomeroy, with sand, for Philadelphia.
auntleBS, with Iron, do.
Baltimore Bsakch Office, May ii The follow
ing barges leave In to to-nlgbt, eastward:
r. w. Aiorris, 'i nomas anu Aiauuew, r. ivtcuevltt,
Idazoma, W. M. Lewis, J. J. Wolcott, S. W. Adwln,
Clinton, Sarah Ann, Jane Elliott, P. H. Clinton.
Huoson, and Ocean, alt with coal, for New York.
Puilaiklpuia Bkakch Office, May 83 Weather.
Wind: May 22, veered at 8 P. M to S. by W. ; T
P. M., W. V S. Jost before sunset, looking serosa
the noble Delaware river at our neighboring younger
sitttercliy Camden, you might have wituevoed the
Interesting phenomenon of the elongated, horizontal
line of smoke from the lofty stacks of chimneys of
the busy furnaces of North Camden assuming the
most fantastlo shapes, the play and sport of the
Kephvrs; but to the mariner that condition of the
elements portends sudden, sometimes appalling.dls
aster; always the precursor of a change, n.odided by
temperature, whluh culminated last night iu the
grateful shower that swept on the surcharged lower
strata of those constituents whlcn, if protracted
produces the 'peftlleiice that wa keto in darkness "
This 4 A. M., ui4 N. W. ; gratefully cool, and vital
ising and bealth-glving. Barometrical : Barometer
slowly went down to 29 77-so at mtdulahf this 4 A
M. (May 23), I Had it 80 1-60. L. S. C,
Special Despatch to The Evening Telegraoh.
Havkb-db-Gracb, May 83.- The' folio wing boats
leave in tow to-day:
Evening star aud S. M. Bickford, with lumber to
B. F. Taylor.
R. M. Forsman and John and Sallie, with lumber
to D. E. Trainer & Co. ' winner
Middleton ft Orlando and Colonel Donaldson with
lumber to Taylor ft Betts. wlla
Edward Llpplucott, with lumber to Sajlor, Day ft
U. Johnson, James Henry, and J. A. Lesher. with
coal to U.O. Morris. . wun
3 Pennsylvania Canal Co.'s, with coal, for Wllmlng-
Three Sisters, with bark to order.