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VOL. XV. NO. 122.
PHILADELPHIA, WEDNESDAY, MAY 24, .1871.
DOUBLE SHEET THREE CENTS.
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FIEST EDITION
THE FOSTER MURDER TRUL.
Weakness of the Defense.
Democratic State Convention.
The "Old
iliOya S ItCCOpilOll. ,
Justice in Cincinnati.
Ktc.f Etc., Etc., Etc., . Etc., Etc
THE FOSTER TRIAL.
Summing up of the Prln oner's Counsel
A Weak Defense.
From the X. T. Exprtss, lat evening.
Judge Stuart, turning to the jury, said that he
would first speak, and then his associate. I de
sire to converge with you on the suaiect of the
homicide. I have not the ability, and certainly
do not desire, to move your feelings or stir your
Eassions. I know too well the integrity and
onesty of the men I address. All that "I can
say to you Is to state the facts. Yesterday the
District Attorney said to you that killing was
murder; but all law of every country tells you
that murder is only killing with intont to kill.
Manslaughter always was involuntary, uninten
tional killing while the person was doing some
other unlawful act, no matter what that act was.
Murder Is killing with intent to kill, or whilst
in the commission of a felony; but manslaughter
is killing unintentionally, or whilst doing some
wrong act not a felony under the law. Under
the law of 1802 a man killing another in the
heat of paslon, with contemplation and pre
meditation, that is murder ia the first degree;
but if the killing takes place
WITHOUT PREMEDITATION,
it is only manslaughter. If Foster murdered
Mr. Putnam, he did it with premeditation and
with an intent to kill. But if Foster did not kill
Mr. Putnam with premeditation, ho cannot be
found guilty on the Indictment presented in this
court of murder In the first degree. He may
be guilty of murder in the second degree, or
manslaughter in the third degree, but not of
murder in the first degree.
After stating the law to the jury In detail on
the dlfferente counts, he said, I am telling you
what the common law is, and don't care
whether it is lor or against my client, It is for
you to decide which of them be is guilty of. Up
to the time when he had the misfortune to com
mit the deed for which he is now before the bar,
he was
A GOOD MAN,
a quiet, peaceable citizen. Nothing can be laid
to his charge until that moment. lie drank
somewhat previous to the occurrence, and on
the night in question got on this car
WITHOUT BVIL INTENT,
and with no mind to kill. With regard to the
conduct of the prisoner the testimony is con
flicting; the ladies say he did act improperly,
the driver did not think he did; the prisoner
himeelf does not remember whether he did or
not, but does not believe be did; Mr. Putnam
went out and spoke to him; no doubt what he
said was offensive; the answer of Foster showed
it: "I paid for a scat and must have it;" that
tells clearly that something must have been said
offensive to him. When Foster came in and sat
down he said to Mr. Putnam, 'IIow far ave you
going up?" and "When you get off I'll give you
h 1." He did not say "I'll kill," or anything
like that, but be used that vulgar expression,
which meant
NOTHING MORE
than that be would assault or beat him; surely it
did not mean that he would kill him, and if
there can be any doubt as to the meaning of the
words, that doubt should be given to the pri
soner, especially when the life of a human
being is at stake on the one side, and that
expression on the other. Well, the car stopped,
and Mr. Putnam went out, and the prisoner
came round and struck him one blow one
blow, gentlemen; for, no matter what the testi
mony was. there was only one diow, gentlemen;
the wound itself shows that; there was only one
wound and one blew. Now, do you think, did
he intend to kill with that one blow?
NO, HE DID NOT;
you cannot believe it. After that he went and
had some more drink, and then went home,
scarcely able to get up stairs, and fell into a
drunken sleep. You must be sure that he did
Intend to kill, and if you do not believe that he
did, you cannot under your oaths convict him of
murder in the first degree. Suppose you shall
say there is some doubt, then you must sav that
you cannot convict of murder in the first degree,
whatever else vou might do. If it is not mur
der, what is it? You remember what I told you
of the law. It foster had taken a rlne or a
pistol and put it to his head and blew his brains
out, that would be murder; for the means used
would necessarily cause death. The act Itself Is
its own evidence of intent. The instrument
must be made to kill. A slung-ehot or a dagger
being used, would necessarily show that the
killing was Intended.
THIS CAR-HOOK
is not such an instrument; it was made for other
uses than life-taking; it was an Instrument un
fortunately at hand; It proved nothing, except
that Foster used it to assault Mr. Putnam, but
with no Intent to kill. So much, then, about
the instrument. This is a conversation, I say
Let there be no ceremony here. Say something
to me. Let my learnea adversary propound, a
question, ana i win answer mm.
a man's life is at stare.
and let nothing be left undone to save it. You,
gentlemen, are here as judges, high In office
ministers of justice, high above the Court, and
the District Attorney, and pleading counsel
You have uower greater than any potentate.
that of allowing a creature to live. I ask you
to think on this case and give a verdict of acquit
tal if you can. 1 have nothing to say oi
MRS. DUVAL.
You have heard all she said of herself; that is
all you know of her, or all I know tf her. How
ever. Fotter knew BOthiue of ber. and I there
fore did notinnuire whether she was virtuous
or vicious, and did not, as I might have, ex
nmlned more into who she was. and what were
her character and relations to Mr. Putnam. I
mv nothing about It. but let it remain unex
nlained. I afeked Mrs. Foster to go on the stand
merely to tell what was the condition of her
husband when he came home that night, but it
was not admitted. My learned friend might ask
why I did
NOT PUT FOSTER.
vt.i nniiiA Rtandr I will tell you why. It
was becance he did not remember sufllcleutly of
the facts to give any aieuucv suwuicui ui. iucm
n i.i. ia hv T did not Place him on the stand
I am not pleading for mercy, but
t iBir FOR JUSTICE.
The Indictment for murder was to admonish
other evil-doers that it would not do to practise
evil deeds. If this man had not been killed.
Vi. m v-.v hn this mans defense?
TrinS battery, with Intent to do bodily
v.." oh , would merely get five years
The fctate Prison-merely a B.l.dam.nr. not , a
felony. You can say ma " "
rerpetration of a crime and that he uninten
tionally - killed Putnam, and that would be
murder la the second degree.
DEMOCRATIC STATE CONTENTION.
Influx to the City Speech of General
McCandless Serenade to Governor
Geary Response of III Excellency.
At 1-40 yesterday afternoon the Moyamensinz
Democratic Association of Philadelphia arrived
In this city. The visitors were received by the
Central Democratic Clnb of Ilarrisburg, and
escorted to Brant's Hall, where a meeting was
beld. There being: loud calls for General
McCandless, that gentleman acended the plat
form, and attcr being- loudly cheered delivered
the following speech in substance:
ORNEBAL M'CANDLESH' 8PEKCH.
Mr. President, and especially you gentlemen from
the time nor occasion to enter Into a discussion or
Ia . , , 1 1 1 , 11 1 Inlntl it f .B nf vailloallam H1 , m n ..n s 'm
dawn win see gar,nerca m mis city the aflvauce
soard of 300.000 white Democratic frenmen of this
Commonwealth, who, throwing at the feet of radi
calism the gauntlet of aggressive warfare, demand
the restoration of those state rights which protect
individual liberty and constitutional privilege
against the aggrandizement of Federal cestrailza-
tion.
For ten years we have been upon the defensive.
DnrlDg that time you have seen a press, corrupted
hy patronage, hurling Its anathemas and publishing
its siamitrs against the loyally or Democracy, lou
have seen the ballot-box polluted under the provi
sions of a Hegistry law far more infamous ttiau auy
oi i ne urucoiuan cone.
You have teen the poor perjured creature who
does the bidding of Master Radical In altering the
election returns go to jail by the action of an honest
Judiciary, and I regret to say tnat you see, what is
more humiliating than all, the Governor of our
Mate extending, under the whip and spur, the ex
ecutive clemency to a man whose crime struck
deep Into the very vitals of our form of
government. You have eeen in our great city,
where irecaom or speecn, rreeaom or tne press.
and freedom of conscience was born and
pnrtnrcd on this continent, that in less
than a century the bayonets of the Federal
marines were gleaming in our streets unon election
day to maintain a despotism by interfering with the
freedom of our elections. This was the last feather
that broke the camel's back. The poople became
alarmed as they saw themselves at the mercy ot this
irresponsible power, and now they are turning tneir
eyes to you anxiously desiring that yon shall main
tain the true foundation of either State or national
greatness by presenting for their suffrage men of
political morality and personal Integrity.
I know you will do It the poise of the Democracy
beats strong and healthy. Any man who loves his
country better than he loves a party will ttiro.v aside.
an personal considerations of individual advance
ment, and laying his prejudices on the altar of his
country, he will, with unselfish patriotism, select
some man against whose civil or military record the
tongue oi sianaer nare not wag. j'ut mm on a
platform that grasps the living Issues of the
hour, defends the rights of labor, accents
the situation of negro emancipation, and all the
amendments constitutionally adopted. They are
law, and most be obeyed until the Supreme
Court says nay. Cease to do battle upon things that
have departed, and remember that no animal but an
bps kicks a dead lion, l talk thus earnestly to you,
gentlemen, in order that you may exercise your rea
son and act with lodgment. By the adoption of
these principles you will have the vantage ground,
and if you are only led with the energy and ability
witn wnicn yon win reiiow, rennsyivania will be re
deemed ani radicalism will topple to its fall.
On the conclusion or (General McCandless' re
marks, the meeting adjourned with vociferous
cheers. Uarruburg Patriot, to-day.
RULLOFF AND THE DOCTORS.
Size and Nature of Ills Brain Ills Grave
Opened Three Times.
From the Binghamton Republican, May 21.
Itulloff's brain, which was carefully examined this
morning, weighed 69 ounces, being 9 or 10 ounces
Heavier man tne average weignt. ina neaviest
brain ever weighed was that of Cuvler, the French
naturalist, which is given by some authorities at 65
ounces, and by some at 64 ounces. The brain of
Daniel Webster (partly estimated on account of a
portion being destroyed by disease) weighed 64
ounces. The brain of Dr. Abercromble, of
Scotland, weighed 63 ounces. The lower
(brute) portion oi ltuuous Dram ana me
mechanical powers were unusually large.
The upper portion of the brain, which directs the
higher moral and religions sentiments, was
very deficient. In the foiinatlon ol the brain, Hul
loir was a ferocious animal, and, so far as disposition
could relieve Mm from responsibility, ne was not
strictly responsible for his acts, 'ihe measurement
of Ruiloira head around at the eyebrows (supra
orbital) was 24 inches. The skull was probably
tne tniiisest ever Known, in no piace was it less
thantbree-elghthsof an inch in thickness, and In
most places It was half an inch thick. The usual
thickness of a man's skull is less than one-fourth of
anlach. Kiillotrs head was opened In the usual
way, by parting the scalp over the top of the head,
from one ear to the ether, and sawing off
the top. The . surgeons who performed the
operation say it required three-quarters
of an hour to saw arounl the Bkull. ana before it
was completed they began to think the head was all
skull, with the protection of a skull half an Inch
thick, and a!scalp of the thickness and toughness of a
rhinoceros rwu, tne mac or seven muraers was pro
vided with a natural helmet that would have ueiied
the force of asy pistol bullet. If he had been In
Mirlck's plaoe, the bullet would have made only a
slight wound ; ana bad he been provided with a cutis
vera eanal to bis scalp, his defensive armor against
nuiiets wouia nave been as complete as a coat oi
mail.
The corus in Kuuotrs neck were as neavy ana
strong as those of an ox, and from his formation
one would almost suppose that he was protected
against death from the gallows as well as by Injury
to uis neaa. nunon s ooay was larger man id was
supposed to be by casual observers. The Saertif
ascertained when he took the measure of the prl
soner for a cottln to bury him In, that he was s feet
and 10 inches In height, and measured l Inches
across his shoulders. When In good condition bis
weight was about 17S pounds. It Is very well known
that Rulioll's grave was opened three dlilerent
times last Friday night, by different parties
who waute to obtain his head. One of
these parties was from Albany, and twice
the body was disinterred by persons living in
Binghamton, One company would no sooner cover
up the body, which au lounu neauiess, ana leave it.
than another company would come and go through
the same operation. It is now known that the head
was never burled with the body, but was legally ob
tained before the burial by the surgeons who have
rob? fcslon or it. The nair ana beara were snaveu
off dote, and nn excellent Impression In plaster was
taken of the whole head. The brain Is now under-
eoinif a hardening process, and when that Is com
pleted, sn Impression will b taken of it entire, aud
then It will bu parted, the dlilerent pins welched,
ana linpresiions inaue or tne several sections.
IMPlilSOXMEXT A FAltCC.
How Prisoners Km ploy Themselves in
Cincinnati Imprisonment lu a Pick.
wlckian Sense.
The Cincinnati Time of Monday has this enter
taining narrative
irvUirday afternoon United States Deputy Mar-
shal M. C. Pickering observed a man approaching
tiiin on the street, shading nm lace witn nis nana,
as if to avoid being recognized, xne appearance or
the man reminded him of a prisoner he bad only a
few weeks berere taken to the Dounty Jan on a six
mouths' sentence, and he thought he would follm
him a short dmtance to Investigate the matter, lie
followed, and soon found that the object of his pur
suit was attempting to elude htm.
A bru-k chase succeeded, ending in tne capture or
the pursued, and bis Identification as Andrew WeU
seubreeker, a man convicted of counterfeiting some
iniee or iour weeks since, ana sentenced or tne
court to six mouths' Uuprlsonmeut in the County
j an at nara iauor.
Ofiicer Pickering escorted his prisoner to the lall.
where he was received with evident surprise by the
jailer, who said be knew nothing of Weisaenbreck-
ei's being' absent. It was admitted that he hud
"the tub i f the Jail," that it was not kept Isoked up,
but the jailer and turnkeys all protested vigorously
that thev had not let lilm pass outside.
1 his morning. In the United States Court. Distrlot
Attorney taieman called the attention of the Court
to this clrcumbtance, remarking that it had not been
an nnfrequf nt occurrencn for prisoners convicted
belore the United States Court, and sentenced by it
to confinement In the jail, to be seeu upon our
streets. Insurnortof h's statement he ceiled for
the testlniorv of Denoty Marotial Pickering and
Colonel Downs, Chief of the United States Secret
Service.
Mr. Pickering testified to the narrative as we have
given It, aud, in addition, to the fact that Welsstn
Lrecker h id been seen on the streets frequently
Since bis nominal Incarceration. Healsos&M that
Jdrs. ltoberis, the sged female counterfeiter, and
mother-in-law of lull Hills, was yesterday seen ou
I the street going nuiue.
SECOND EDITION
Terrible Scenes in Paris.
Versailles Occupation.
Insanity of tbo Rebels.
Burning of the Louvre.
TheTuileries Destroyed
Other Palaces on Fire.
Exciting News from Panama.
TLeTenna. Democratic Convention
Health of Vice-President Colfax.
FROM EUROPE.
BY ABSOCIATED PRESS. J
Exclusively to The Evening lelegraph, ,
The Provisioning of Paris.
London, May 24 The Daily News' special
despatch from Versailles says the terminus of
the Strasbourg Railway was carried yes
terday. M. Thiers is indefatigable in the
direction of operations looking to the supply
of Paris with provisions.
The Telegraph's special says
Foreign Powers
have ordered their representatives in Paris not
to protect insurgents. It is said
minister Washburne
did not act In concert with the other diplomats.
Billlorny, Communist Minister of War, was
killed in yesterday's battle.
Barricades Still Holding Out.
Octside of Paris, May 24 Morning The
barricades In the Place Vendomo and Place de
la Concorde have not yet been carried, and the
barricades at Belleville still hold out against the
Government troops.
Versailles, May 24.
The Insurgents are Discouraged
by the success of the Versaillists. The losses of
the latter yesterday were heavy. Strong hopes
are entertained that the
Finishing Blow
will be given the Communists to-day.
Burning of the Louvre and Tullerles.
Versailles, May 24 Morning. The Louvre
and Tullerles are burning. They are said to
have been ignited by the Federals with
petroleum.
General xiombrowskl
was wounded, and has been captured and im
prisoned at St. Denis.
The Government troops yesterday dislodged
the Federals from the Foubourg St. Germain
and elsewhere, and are to-day continuing
Their Victorious March.
It is thought the Federals will attempt to
escape towards Belleville and Pantin.
Crowds of repulsive-looking men, destitute ot
uniforms and in rags,have been taken prisoners.
The Census of Loudon.
London, May 24. The official result of the
census in London just taken shows the total
population slightly rising three and a quarter
millions.
Horrible Scenes in Paris Palaces Fired by
lieu cm.
Versailles, May 24. The insurgents have
fired the palaces of the Legion of Honor and
Council of State, on the southern side of the
Seine and apposite the gardens of the Tulle
rles. Other palaces are also burning.
The Versaillists have Advanced
their left wing to Bellvllle Centre, to the Palace
of the Lonvre and the Halle Centrale, and their
right to the Observatory.
The Fumes and Smoke of Petroleum
pervade the city.
This Morning's Quotations.
London. May 84 1130 A. M. The Stock Ex
change Is closed to-day.
Livkkvool, way 4 io-sij a. m. cotton active
and llrnier; uplands, 1)ima. Orleans, 7id.
bales to-uay esuumteu at io,uuv uaies.
This Afternoon's Quotations.
Iondon, May 84 1 P. M. Street quotations: U.
D. D-52US 01 I860, VOX 1U-4US, 6X.
FROM THE ISTHMUS.
BT ASSOCIATED PRESS.
Excluitively to The Evtning Telegraph.
Exciting News A Battle Imminent The
Atouujo taie.
Panama, May 18. via Kingston, Jamaica. May
22. The revolutionists are within the walls of
Panama. The American Consul declares the
Eelzure of the American steamer Montijo piracv.
and requests the captain of the British war-ship
cosmeieon to recapture ner. more is great
excitement In Panama ana business is at a
stand-still. A battle is expected to-morrow.
FROM JAMAICA.
BT ASSOCIATED PRESS.
Exclusively to Th Evening Telegraph.
IThe Agricultural Commission.
Kingston. Jamaica. May 23 The steamer
Henry Chauncey has arrived, and sails for Asuln-
wall this afternoon. She brings Dr. Keenes
and the Washington Agricultural Commissioners
to tcuaaor.
FROM 11AYTI.
BT ASSOCIATED PRESS.
Exclunively to Th Evening Teleurapk.
Finances, the New Ministry, Etc.
Port au Prince. May 17. The financial con
dition of Ilajtl is highly unsatisfactory. The
new Ministry Is likely to repudiate the debts of
their predecessors.
Chicago Flour and Wheat Market.
Special iHupatch to The Evening Telegraph, ,
Chicago, Msy t o-3o AM. Wheat market Arm !
for No. H. tlntV. seller Ma or June. Curu tirin and
active at esi.OGi cash, and seller May or June;
W'.mm, sener j my.
kteeipia. 5p'.l Btetipu. Ship'li.
Flour, bbls. s.Goo 6,uoo oats, tins.... 4s,itoo 6,uu0
W h'ttt,t.us. 49,uii0 4T.OU0 Kye, bus .... b.irx) noae.
Corn, bus..8a,ouO U.soo Hurler, bus.. ,uoo nouo.
Milwaukee Markets.
MawArxiK,May84 915 A.M. Wheat unsettled;
No 1,'ll-Vt ; No. 8, ii-80. Received, lwj.ooo bushels.
irelghis ny sail 7c. ; by steam, uxo.
FBOM THE STATE.
The Democratic State Convention.
Special Despatch to Ths Evening Telegraph,
Harrisburg, May 24. The Democratic Con
vention met at 10 o'clock this morning. 1 1
William Mutchler, of Kaston, chairman of the
State Central Committee, called the convention
to order. He said:
Speech of Mr. Mutchler.
The last convention which assembled in this place
to nominate candidates exercised the privilege of
naming the chairman of the Stale Committee. Uy
their partiality, and without any solicitation on ray
part, I was cl oeen to perform the responsible duties
of that position. A violent party Registry laiv, en
acred for the avowed purpose of depriving us of our
rights at the polls, enabled our opponents to deny to
ns a victory which otherwiso jvould have been
honestly and fairly won by us. I now
relinquish the ponltlon to which I have
been chosen, aad in doing so desire to return my
thanks to the Democracy for their earnest co-opera-
lion w ltn me. luuuave Bncmoiea nereio-nay 10
nominate candidates of the Democratic nartv for the
ensuing canvass, and to reiterate your devotion to
that party of principles and statesmen that has
maintained constitutional rule and declared that the
military should be subordinate to civil authority.
(Applause.) The Issues that will be presented iu
the rresent campaign are not of the
past. 1 hey belong to the present, and are or vital
Importance to the people. While we may acquiesce
In what has been done by constitutional amend
ment, we will not hesitate to declare our opposition
to any Invasion of this Commonwealth hy the bid
ding of a military dictator for the purpose- of Inter
fering In a frte elective franchise. The people,
overburdened with taxation, look to the Democratic
party to relieve them and restore concord and pros
perity, and bring about a reign of constitutional
rule in all the States.
The Roll of Delegates
was called. Charles ic uoyie, or Fayette, was
chosen temporary chairman, and John V. Ahern, of
Philadelphia, and John C. llarr, of Pittsburg, tem
porary secretaries.
Speech of Mr. Boyle.
The temporary chairman said : Gentlemen of the
convention, I am certainly grateful to you for the
honor you have done me by calling me to preside.
temporarily, over your deliberations.: I can say but a
word, we are caned here to perform a very im
portant duty, ol making nominations for State oill-
cers in a campaign immediately preceding a resi
dential election. It is of much more than ordinary
importance on that account, and I feel sure the
delegates present leel the duo importance of that
fact. It Is of the Urst Importance that wo nominate a
good ticket, composed of good men, abnve suspicion
of any Kino, ana men put ourselves on sate ground.
Government of the Convention.
S. Grocs Fry. of Philadelphia, moved that the
rules of the House of Representative be adopted
ior me governance ui nie convention, i.arneu.
Mr iAisennng, or rnuaif irmi, oirered a resolu
tion for the selection by the delegates of a Commit
tee on Permanent Organization, to he composed of
one member irom eacn Equatorial district. Carried.
John Miller, of Chester, ottered a resolution for"
the selection of a similar Committee on Resolutions.
to whom all resolutions should be referred wlrliout
ciebate. Carried.
The following
Committee on Permanent Organization
was then selected :
1st district, Charles M. Lelsenring; 2d. William
Stelnhauer; Bd, Thomas n. uiu;4tti, llnrrv K. Coirs-
well ; otn, J . A.i'orpeujBin, navis ana .lames Ellis;
ltn, Ji. c. ueoener; otn, iinwara nailer; vr.n, John
Buckley ; loth, T. S. Hamm; tlth. E. It. Hawley;
V2ih, J. A. Beamish ; 13tli, A. M. Uoynton: ljr.l. John
Piatt; 15th, II. 8. Murphy; istli, w. o. McFadden;
Kin, ur junu jii'iiuu; i-uu, j. ji. AiaaniRg; itn,
Dr. A B. Dill; 80th, J. W. Dlcfcerson; 21st, J. Rein-
hart and T. K. Faust; sad, James King; 83d, J.
KrankMcNutt: 24th. J. A. Man han: 25th. W. ii.
Mickey; 26th, Captain 8. B, Vrnnch; 2Tth, Colonel
M. tiurweu; in, wnaries uinsrcore ; 2tn, J. M.
Robinson.
The following
Committee on Kcsclutlons
was selected: First district, Lewis O. Cassldy : Se
cond, W. B. Welsh; Third, C. H. Dougherty:
rouriii. Am j. xwjrsau , rum, rrurvo xv. ii axeman;
C IA i LI i iu ropi o nuunun nun Aiiciinciii , OCVCUIU,
William Bellelmau; Eighth, K. Shaller: Ninth.
James Ellis: Tenth, C. . Palmer; Eleventh, blank:
Twelfth, Stanley 'ood; Thirteenth, Miles White;
Founeenin, j. unipw rnipenin, inomas Chai-
fant; blxteeutn, Philip McCauley: Seventeenth,
ueorge rsanuerson; nimeeiiiu, jonn uiiuson
Nineteenth, W. S. Cornman; Twentieth, A. II.
Wood: Twenty-first, J. II. Orvis; Twenty-second,
Hannibal K.Kloan: Twenty-third, George B. Good-
lander: Twentv fourth, it. u. rniian : Twentv-nrth.
James F. Barr; Twenty-sixm, ur. Jonn ".Weaver:
xwenty-seventn, w. . riatt; rwenty-eigutn,
Aiuen e ry ; i weuiy-uuuu, r eiuou luarvin.
Resolutions Referred.
Lewis O. Cassldy moved that resolutions presented
shall not be read, but referred to committee without
reading or debate; carrier), and general commu
nications snd tesolutions were presented and im
mediately reierreu without reading.
Adjournment Until P. M.
The convention then, at eleven o'clock:, adionrned
tin two r. ai., without transacting any other busi
ness.
FROM WASHIJVGTOJV.
BT ASSOCIATED PRESS. I
Exclusively to Ths Evening Telegraph.
Nominations Confirmed.
Washington, May 84. The Senate has confirmed
the nomination of James K. Partridge, of Maryland,
IU uo million t x iKuiyureubiai j auu .uvujr XM&tlMUrm.
nary to Brazil.
v Health of Air. Colfax.
Vice-President CeKax Is stronger, but suffered
last night with a severe headache, which prevented
his sleeping as wen as upon the previous night. Hi
condition is good and symptoms favorable, but the
phvslclan insists upon absolute quiet. Mrs. Colfax
is not here, becsuxe Mr. Colfax telegraphed her on
the evening or bis attack not to come. Hue Is stiil
nursing her child, and Mr. Colfax could not consent
that either of them should take the risk of J long
and needlens Journey, as he is receiving every possi
ble attention, au ins inenas nave caned, ana been
most Kina iu oners ui atteutiun.
Government Weather Report.
War Department, office ok tub cuief Signal
Officer, Washington, May 84 10-40 A. M iSynop-
siB lor tne past iweutv-iour nours: ine weather
bus remained uuchauged on tno Pacltlo coast aud
the barometer has very generally risen east of the
M sslssmpl. Ihe low prcsnre which existed on
Tuesday morning in Dakota Territory has extended
noitheastwurd. with brufc winds Ironttlio southeast
aud east, and light rains during the utglit on Lake
Superior. The hijrli-st pressure la no central from
Lake trie to Delaware way r resn nortneast winds
have continued in the .Eastern States. South and
southeast wind are row reported from Georgia to
Lake jiiie ana rasiwarn. nio weatner is very
frubabihtu. I'leanunt weather win probably con
tlnue on tne Atlantic coast, no serious nisturbauces
are apprenenaea iortaeiakcssna tuo gulf.
Young Men's Christian Association Inter
national convention.
The International Convention of the Young Men's
Christian Association commenced this morning at
i.incoiu nan. wnu,u win nannso'iieiv decorated.
there being a profuse dibpluy of Uowersou the stage.
Ntarly 11 rot all the Mutes were represented, to
gether with the British Provinces.
There was two a larce stteudauce of spectators.
the hall being crowded to Us utmost capacity of ac-
cominonaniiu.
Johns. McLean called the convention to order,
and delivered sn address. In which lie rnugratiilMled
his irienus ou tne iuvorauie aubDiees under wuiuti
they had assembled, std spot o of the Increasing
membership and usefulness of their orkMutz itiou.
There was, too, a turner feeling thau heretofore io-
tween I tie united M.itts aud lire it Britain.
in this connection he alluded to the pending treatv
ss a measure of peace, which it whs hoped would be
rauuru iu roer to remove till causes of in launder
standing betweeu the two couutrie. aud bind them
closer iu iriendxhip
Prayer was ottVred, when the rennlslte committees
were sppolnted as preliminary to tae transaction of
bUbintb.
New York Money and Stock Market.
Kl Yoas, May 24 blocks heavv. Alone?
per cent. uoia. u'JX. 6-noa.lb6a.cn.. Ui:
uo. ISO, cp., nix; uo. 1365, op., uiw: do. Hu,
new, 113K; da lUST, 1135 do. 1868, H37i: 10 4UJ,
iij, ; villoma oa, new, n ; Missouri 6. ; teu
ton Co., t3x; Cumberland preierred. 8i: N. V. Cen
tral and Hudson ltiver, Utfu: Erie. 8UV: Kiadiiiir.
115; Adams Kxpress, 8,v; suchtifaa Central,
14; jaicuiKau ooumurn, lld: lllluois Ceutrdl.
lcitfj Cleveland and Pittsburg, P25; Chicago aud
.noes. iBiauu, in.,; rmatiurg ana Fort Wayae,
TUB BURNING PALACES.
The Tullerles and the Iiouvre Their His
torical Associations and Architectural
Beauties.
A cable despatch Informs ns that the Communists
have fired the palaces of the Tullerles and the
Lonvre, in addition to other public buildings in Paris,
and that they are now burning.
The name of Tullerles is derived from the fact that
the tiles (Utiles) used In Paris were formerly manu
factured on its site. The gronnd was purchased In
164 by Catherine de Meillcis, and the present palace
commenced. Phlllbert Delorme was the architect.
It was much improve under Louis XIII and
XIV. In 1572, Catherine de Medlcls gave
a fete a few days before the
msssacre of St. Bartholomew, during which were
allegorical representations in which all the nobility,
Catholics and Trotestants, were actors. During
the performance, the King of Navarre and other
Huguenots were prevented by Charles IX and
his brothers from entering Paradise, and
were pushed into hell. This was very sig
nificant, for four days after the massacre
took place, the whole having been arranged before
theef. Louis XIV resided at the Tullerles before
the completion of the Palace of Versailles. After
wards it was occupied until his return by the fami
lies of persons attached to his Conrt. In June, 1798,
the mob entered the palace, and in August of the
same vear the Swiss Guard were murdered in it. It
was the official residence of the First Consul and
also of the Imperial Court of Napoleon. After the
Revolution King Charles IX and the royal family
resided there. In 1S30 the mob entered
again and drove out the King. It was the
residence of Louis Philippe until the Revolution of
1S43, when a party of rioters, in company with some
loose women, occupied the apartments for ten d.tys.
They turned the King's and Queen's bed-rooms into
dining-rooms, and celebrated their orgies night and
day in the most magnificent apartments of the
palace. In 1849 the Tnileries was occupied as a gal
lery for the exhibition of paintings, and on the ro
estabilBhment of the empire it became the city resl
dence of the imperial Court.
The facade facing the garden ot tho Tullerles Is
about 1000 feet in length, running from the Hue
Rlvoll to the Seine. The style of architecture is
mixed. The first or lower floor columns are Ionic,
the second Corinthian, and the third Composite. At
the extremity of the facade are two lofty pavilion
with remarkably lofty roofs aud chimneys. The oue
on the Rue de Rivoll Is called Pavilion Marsan, and
the ODe toward the Seine Pavilion de Flore. Napo
leon I conceived the idea of connecting the pilace
of the Tullerles with that of the Louvre, which stood
parallel with It at about a quarter of a mile distant,
but political events transpired which prev-nted his
carrying out his designs. It was left for his nephew
to finish this great undertaking.
During the late Imperial telgn the ground floor of
the southern wing of the paiace was occupied by the
Empress. These apartments were formerly occu
pied by Louis Philippe and his Immediate family.
The entrance to the state apartments Is np the
Escalltr de Chnp I.e. The antique celling of this
apartment formerly decorated tho sleeping apart
ment of La Heme Elaiuhe, and was brought
from Vlncenncs. To the left of this
is the theatre, nsed as a supper
room on ball nights ; it is capable of accommodating
sou persons. Opposite this on the ground floor is
the State Chapel. The Halle de la Paix is a magnifi
cent hall, used as a ball-room. Over the mantel is,
orwas, a magnificent portrait of Napoleon III by
Muller. In the hall is a statue ot Peace, presented
to Napoleon I by the city of Paris after the treaty of
Amiens. Next is the Sail'- des Marcheaux, the finest
of ihe suit. This has also been used ai a ball-room
en etsta soeutou. ..The walls are gold and white
the furniture green, dimask, and gold.
The names of the great battles of Napoleon I are
Inscribed over the gallery, and the busts of all his
distinguished generals, aud portraits of many of
them, adorn the walls. Tae next room Is the Salle
Jilanche, or card-room; the Salon d'Apollon, and
then the Salle du Trone. The hangings are of dark
red velvet, embroidered with gold ; the carpets, of
Gobelin's manufacture, cost nearly 1100,000. Next
is the Salon Louis XIV, which contains a number of
valuable historical portraits. Then comes the Go-
lerie ds diner, or state dining-room, and behind these
are the apartments formerly occupied by the Empe
ror.
The Old Louvre, which was recently connected
with the Tullerles by the erection of the New Louvre,
has been regarded as unequalled, architecturally, by
any other building In the elty, the eastern front
especially being noteworthy for its artistic design
and execution. Its famous colsnnade, known as the
Colonnade du Louvre, was erected during the time
of Louis XIV, and was regarded as one of the master
pieces of that age. It consists of 28 double Corin
thian columns, the facade bemg C25 feet In length.
A magnificent effect Is produced by the grand gate
way in the centre. The gates were made by order
of the first Napoleon, and are of bronze.
on tne site or the Louvre stood centuries ago
the hunting-seat of Dagobert. During the
reign of Philip Augustus the site was oc
cupied by aeastle which defended the Seine. In
the centre of this rose the famous Tower of the
Lonvre, long used as a place of confinement for
noted prisoners of state. The present building,
commenced by Francis, remained unfinished until
isos, when the Great Napoleon took the work in hand
and completed It. The design of the building
Is a perfect square, each side being over five bun
dred feet in dimensions. The order of architecture
of the four facades is principally Corinthian or Cora
posite. The interior court Is one of the most beau.
tlfully decorated In Europe. Many persons of great
historical celebrity have inhabited the palace, In
eluding Henry III, Henry IV, Louis XIII, Louis XIV,
I harles IX, and Henrietta, the widow of Charles I,
of England.
The new Louvre was partly occupied under the
Second Empire by the otllces of the Ministers of
State and of the Interior. It contained also the bar
racks of the Cent Gardes, the apartments of the
palace (loiuestlcs, the imperial stables, and the
Library of the Louvre, formerly the private library
of Louis Philippe, which comprised about 90,001
volumes. The entire palace Is of vast extent,
covering altogether over sixty acres of grouud.
Tne descriptions we have given of the palaces of
the Tullerles and Lonvre of course apply to the ante
bellum period. It is lmposblbie to tell what changes
Pave been made In their interior arrangements since
the downfall of the Empire, and it is eqnaily impos
sible o tell what the loss to the world will be lu the
matter of art works u the paiacea are ueoiroyea. l
was stated dnrlng the Germ in siege that all tho
valuable pictures, statuary, aud other works of art,
were r moved to places of safety, and it is slucerely
to be hoped that this will prove to have been the
cbbo.
AND COXUEIWR
EVE-UNO TKr.KQHAeH Omok,'
Wednesdny. May 1. l1L (
Tbere Is a general lack of (.pint in liuunuUl
clrclis, and even the fjiecuulive rteonud h '3
a decided fallinifoff. Currency is a druir. au l
can be obtained by Rood borrowers almoin at
their own terms. 45 per cent, 's the ratine for
money subject to call, with Government and
vi.od ktoclt collateral securities. There is verv
Utile VaPer titleriiifr, and there is some compe
tition among lenders for its possesion. Three
and lour mouths paier is eusy to place at 6 pur
cent.
Gold Is dull, steady, and weak, with sales
rargice: from lll(allUi, closing at the lj.ver
future.
Government bonds are quiet and. steady,
prices remiauing at met dil'ui ntrures.
The etock market was moderately active, and
prices were stronger. Sales of City os at 103
for the new bonds, Lehigh Gold Loan changed
Bands at 93V.
Reading Railroad was qnlet bnt strong, selling
at 6?K- Sales of Pennsylvania at eiC2;
allotments at 61(ff.61; Camden and Amboy
atl30&130ii; Iblgh Valley at 62K; Northern
Central at 41?j41g; and Oil Creek and Alle
gheny at 61J. b. o.
In Canal stocks were some sales of Lehigh at
6, s. o.ff36i(, b. o.
The balance of the list was firm, bnt little
doing.
PHILADELPHIA STOCK EXCHANGE SALES.
Reported by De Haven A Bro., No. 40 S.Thlrd street.
FIRST BOARD.
440O City 6s, New.lOS
17000 O A m 68, 'S 04
tiooo Pa R gen mt.. 91 H
f moo Unlou Pas bds 92
Mono do 9a s
15000 Ilunt A B Top 42
I1000OCA A7S.... 8.S
rosnCam &Am..lsov
ra do 180)$
aosaLeh Na..sfiP. a
loo do bew. 88i
iroshN Cent 41
2G0 do b6. 41i
looshLeh V H.
fi2
6J
itf
82
ij
8 sh Penna K.
190
do.
do.
do.
.b60,
19
4
375
79
do
do
do
49
800ShOC4 A R.
b60...
100 do b30. 61V
600shResiK..b30. 67;
Mkssbs. Dk Haven A Brothisb, No. 40 s. Third
street, Philadelphia, report the following quotations :
U. S. 6s of 1861, U7,Si117' ; do. 1869. 111?, (lil s ;
da 1864, iiiiin, ; do. is6o, ni'.'tiiii ida i860,
new,mxm; da 1867, da 113Si113'; da 1868,
da iis.siAiis ; io-40, I094(ie9-. O. s. B0 Tear
6 percent. Currency, HBllBJi; Gold, UlVid
lll; Bllver, WK(t09)$ ; Union Paolflo Railroad
ist Moru Bonds. 9'i'i92i : Central Paciflo Rail
road, 101 ,irtio2;1 : omon Paolflo Laud Grant Bonds,
8&K86?j;.
Messrs. Wiu.iam Painter k. Co.. Na 88 S. Third
Street, report the following quotations: -U. 8. 68 of
1S81, UTlTH' ; MOS of i8a, influx ; do. 1864,
nixesm; do. 1S66, influx; do., July, lsen;
11B?113;V: do., July, 166T, li3V(li8;i ; da July!
1898, 113Ji(4H3? : 10-408, 109 KV9. V. 8. Pacltio
R. R. Currency 6a. llliXfrll&. Gold, 1111US.
inahr (t iapner, uroKtrs, report this morning
gold quotations as follows :
10 00 A. M 111M 11-23 A. M Ill
io-40 nikf li-so " '..mx
10-4T UIH 11-40 lliw
iofio u ly ,11-45 " mi
1113 " 111V
Philadelphia Trade Report.
Wednesday, May 24. Bark is quoted at $30 per
ton for No. l tinercttron, with sales of 60 hhds.
Tanners' Dark is coming forward quite freely, and
we notice sales at $l6vffl7 per cord for Chestnut Oak
and 20a2l for Spanish Oak.
Seeds. Cloverseed Is dull and sells in a small way
at 8;c. per lb. Timothy is nominal. Flaxseed sells
to the crushers at 12-20.
The Flour market is steady, with a fair demand
from the home consumers, but shippers are not
operating to any extent About 1200 barrels
changed hands, Including superfine at fS-255-50;
extras at fn-706; Iowa and Wlscousln extra family
at6-7BT; Minnesota da do. at 7T-25; Pennsyl
vania do. do. at to-256'7B; Indiana and Ohio do.
do. at 17(7-60; and fancy brands at f;-75($9. Rye
Flour has advanced, and we notice sales at t6
6-12. In Corn Meal nothing doing.
There is a very firm feeling in the Whcai market,,
and for prime lots, which are In small supply, a
steady demand prevails at fall prices. Sales of 2000
bushels Ohio and Indiana red at 1 -64(21-65; 400
bushels choice No. 1 spring atfl'62; and 3000 bushels
Indiana amber at tl70l-71. Rye maybe quoted
at 11'10 for Western and Pennsylvania, and 11 for
Southern. Corn Is less active at the recent decline.
Kaies of yellow at 76c. and Western mixed at 74c.
Oats are unchanged. 2000 bushels Pennsylvania
and Western sold at 6768c. for white ; 6566o. for
mixed; and C9V(S63c. for black.
Whisky is firm at 94 95c for Western Iron
bound. i
LATEST HHirPIJIGr IlfTELilUESCK.
PORT OF PHILADELPHIA MAY 34
BTATB OF THBKMOMKTBR AT THB BVBN1NO TILBQRAPH
OFFICX.
8 A. M 67 1 11 A. M.. 74 1 9 P. M.; 78
Sch Risks 4-88 I moon Sura I..11-46
Sun Sts... T-15 Uioh Watkb, 5-19
(By Cable.)
London, May 84. steamship France, from New
lork, touched at (jueenstown to-day. ,
CLEARED THIS MORNING.
Steamer Vuican, Wilcox, New York, W. M, Baird
Co.
Steamer D. Utley, Davis, New York, da
Steamer James 8. Green, Carr, Richmond and Nor-
folk, W. P. Clyde sCo.
BtT Bristol, Wallace, New York, W. P. Clyde A Ca
Schr General Grant, Frame, Norwalk, John Rom
mel, Jr. A Bro.
Schr Surge. Warwick, New London, I da
Schr J. S. Weldon, Crowell, Providence, - do.
Schr Gale, Shropshire, do. da
Schr W. Wilson, Jenkins, Salem, Slnnlckson k Co.
Schr Lydla, Bacon, da do.
Schr Wm. Benient, Wiggins, Boston, da
Schr G-. R. Murney, Murney, Bridgeport, da
Schr Reading RK. No. 44, Trainer, Norwalk, do.
Schr El wood Doran, Jarvls, Boston,
Schr C. Loeser, Davis. do.
Schr W. Walton. Sharpe, Charlestown.
Tug Joe Johnson, Ingraham, Baltimore, with a tow
of barges. W. P. Clyde A Co.
Tug G. B. Hutchlns, Mulford, Baltimore, with a tow
of barges, W. P. Clyde A Ca
ARRIVED THIS MORXINQ.
Steamship W yoming, Wlltbauk, 7)1 hours from Sa
vannah, with 1 otton, rloe, etc., to Philadelphia and
Southern Mall Steamship Ca
Steamship Empire, Uluckley, 75 hours fm Charles
ton, with rudse to W. P. Oiyne A Co.
Steamer Bristol, Wallace, 24 hours from New York,
with mdse. to W. P. Clyde A Co.
Steamer A. C. Stlmers, Davis, 24 hours from New
York, with mdse. to W. P. Clyde A Co.
Bark Josle Mildred, Genn, ll days from Boston,
in ballast.
Schr Emma Green, Collins, 10 days from Havana,
with molasses to Duncan A Poey vessel to Warren
A Gregg.
Schr Washington, Fields. 8 dsys from Wicomico
Rtver, Md . with lumber to John L. Redner. .
Scbr Julius Webb, Bremer, from Wilmington,
with shlngies to Patterson k Llppinoott.
Scbr Ridley, Armstrong, from Potomac River,
with cedar rails. ,
8chr Mediator, McLane, from Newport, R. i
with tit h.
Schr Mary Anna, Adams, from Bridgeport. Conn.
Schr Rachel Vannenian, Brown, from Boston.
Schr George Nevinger, Smith, do.
Tugs 'i nomas JefTersoo, Allen; Fairy Ojieen, Wil
son; and Chesapeake, Merrihew, fr-.im Baltimore,
with tows of barges to W. P. Clyde Si Co. ,
MEMORANDA.
Steamer Tonawasda, Bairett, hence, at Savannah
7 P. M. yesterday.
Correxpondnice f The Evening TelenrapK J
KASTON A McMAll'N'S BULLETIN.
Niw Yokx Okhck, May 23. The following
barges leave in tow to-night for BUtlmoiv, light:
t)l-n, Hope, Houghton, toreenman, Nlms, Bless
ing. N. W. Finch, aud Mary Shaw.
Moonlight Rover, with sand, for Philadelphia.
R W. King, wim iron for Philadelphia, ami iron
ore for Baltimore. (
Bai.timokk Bhanch Officio, May 83. The follow
ing barges lelt lu to1" at noon to-day, eastward :
Kernel set, Anna riauuigan, C. K. Brown, Hudson,
Fanny, and Foote. an with coal, for New York.
Philadelphia Bkakcu Ofkick. May 24 Weather.
Wlud:-My 23. very unsteady; IP. M., W., a
little N. ; 1 P. M., nuer.; May 24. B A. M., on Dela
ware avenue light air from N. B. ', taen at 7 A, M.,
N., a little easterly. The smoke ol Nortft Camden
hai glng loir, humid npperstrata. atmosphere keavy;
repi rtlroui the bay mut river Delaware, after mid
night, tliitk, not quit a fog. Barometrical: May
23, ihe barometer vacillating: sometimes slow, then
accelerated, all however undlug to a rise from 8t
l-ho to iS i7-u at inldnigUt; Msy 24, 4 A.M., 80 ta-80;
7i0A. 8 -60. L.S. C. ,
Sreial Dfjatrh to The KvMiing Telegraph,
jjivKS-bK-Umca. M4J24. The following boats
leave in tow to-day :
D. T.nsnian, with lumber to J. P. Woolverton.
niiain Mac-key, with lumber to Taylor Botts.
John P. llas. witn lumber, lor Camden, J. J.
E. R Postleihwaite, with lumber, for Gloucester.
Martha Mel'onkey, with grain, for Wltmtngtou.
Kerr, Cook & t'o., with coal to N. G. Burriss.
Doctor White, with coal, lor New York.
Uirain Reed, light, fur Chesapeake City. J. H.
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