The evening telegraph. (Philadelphia [Pa.]) 1864-1918, May 29, 1871, FIFTH EDITION, Image 1

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VOL. XV. NO. 12C.
The Massacre at Pittston.
A Nfght of Horror.
Nineteen miners Hilled. !
Unremitting Efforts at Rescue.
Interviews with Survivors.
Description of tho Scene.
Pittston, Pa., May 28. From midnight to
noon to-day the excitement around the West
Pittston shaft has been unabated. Thousands
of people arrived on the ground last night, and
the period of suspense was trying and intense.
Everybody had his own theory as to the chances
of life for the men in the depth beneath. Some
thought that the miners would be saved on ac
count of the copious supply of water running
through the mines, but all the mining engineers,
superintendents, foremen, and experienced
miners thought the chance of salvation very
meagre. Avondale was a tale-telling and sor
rowful precedent, and the surging crowd, argu
ing more from analogy than any scientific
knowledge of the facts in the case, concurred
in the belief that the unfortunate men who were
lying in the subterranean channel of death were
beyond ail hopes of recovery. Mothers and
wives participated in the same
and loud were the lamentations heard on all
sides, finding an echo in every heart, and draw
ing tears from every eye. The whole scene
around the r baft was a perfect illustration of
hopelessness and resignation, but the brave men
working incessautly, with no other incentive
than love of their fellow-men, did not diminish
their energy nor allow their . ardor to cool.
Towards midnight preparations were completed
to enter the shaft. A temporary platform
carriages had been constructed and a hoisting
apparatus prepared. The rope attached to the
carriage was manned by five hundred willing
hands, and an efficient officer, Mr. J. E. Patter
son, had charge of the signals and hoisting. To
keep the crowd away and clear passages for the
transmission of fresh air, a circle of rope was
formed around the mine and nobody allowed
inside the enclosure.
At 11 o'clock P. M. four men volunteered to
enter the shaft. They were lowered down, but
conld not penetrate further than 100 feet. When
hoisted up they reported
A fluttering of hope ran through the crowd.
At 11-80 three miners voluteered again, but
after reaching the depth of 200 feet the signal
was given for hoisting. They reported a noise,
but it might have been an echo.
At 12 M. three miners were let down, and
nothing was heard from them for half an hour.
The suspense was intolerable. Many apprehen
sions oi danger were afloat whet at last tne
signal was given to hoist. The explorers went
as far as the barricade built by the miners, and
on that they found, written with chalk, the fol
lowing inscription:
From that time till noon to-day the men were
brought up gradually, sometimes one at a time.
Medical aid was plenty, there being a large
number of physicians on the ground tarnished
with restoratives and other medical stores.
The men around worked bravely, sus
tained by the hope that every new arrival
at the top of the shaft would be a live man.
The sonorous voice of Patterson at the meuth
of the shaft proclaimed the fate of the men.
The air resounded at regular intervals with the
announcement "dead," "dying," "breathing
hard,", "groaning heavily," "insensible," and
many other equally descriptive and sad qualifi
cations. Those who volunteered to enter the
mines in search of the men were often over
come with choke-damp, and many of them are
sot yet free from its effects.
At 1130 A. M. thirty-six men had been hoisted
up. and another man was reported misslnz.
Several parties went down in search of him, but
did not succeed. lie was supposed to be at
the bottom of the than, buried under the
debris. Men were sent with shovels and picks
to clear the rubbish, and others volunteered
to explore the mines east and west. For
two lone hours the men worked with a wilL
and for two long hours the people outside
were held in breathless suspense. At last the
long-expected signal to hoist was given, and the
man brought up alive. He was found lying on
his side, with his arm under hlo head, about
fifty feet lrom the place in which he usually.
worKea. lie naa crept into an airway, aid tne
water near the airway was waist deep. Had he
been there an hour longer he would hive been
drowned. After being brought to the open air
the reaction was too strong for him, and at 4
O'clock he was added to the list of dead.
One of the miners working at the shaft was
saved providentially. A short time before the
fire broKe out he was suddenly seized witn a
severe toothache. Without auy delay be went
out to have the tooth extracted, aud before he
was a dozen rods away the breaker was in
flames. One of the men who died (Martin
Crehan) could have been saved, but, anxious for
the safety of his fellows, he ran lo the east
gangway to lntorm tuein oi tne impending ca
lamity, and returned too late to seeure his own
At fonr o'clock this afternoon I repaired to
the house of Thomas Edwards and his ton
George, two of the men who had been within
the gates of death. Neither of them had suf
fered much, and both were able to converse
freely. The following is the conversation which
took Place:
Reporter George, I wnt you torelate, as far
as you can remember, tue events of the last
twenty-iour hours: how you ieil in tne mines,
and what occurred there r
George We went into the mines this morn
ing at f. At 2 we were preparing to come oat.
Upon approaching the loot I noticed some
burning timbers fulling down, and the truth
came on my mind that the shaft was on fire.
aud that we would all be shut in as they were at
Avondale. J he carriage above came down
with a crash, and we ru back along the east
gangway. Robert SmaUcombe gave the first
warning. After ne got back about two
hundred feet we commenced building a
wall across the gangway to keep
awav the smoke. Vo of the men.
John Burroughs, wrote on this barricade. "We
are all inside here," and after we got inside wo
encouraged each other, and held a prayer meet
ing, and prepared for the worst. Few of our
men were calm. At 6 o'clock some of them
beuan to sleeD. I tried to wake them, but they
would no sooner wake than they wguld fall
asleep again. I opened, tue door and went
towards the shaft, but was nearly overcome with
the smoke and sulphur, i went back to the
men and lound most i tnein aexeep. i remem
ber nothing further. ,
From Edwards' house I went to the home of
tbe 8maIlcombes; four of the family were in the
mine, and the father lay dead while the three
eons were lively and almost convalescent. The
explanations given by these three sons are very
clear and Interesting. Each of them talked in
his turn. This Is their statement.-
ThomaB saw tbe smoke about two hundred
feet from the foot of the shaft; at 2 30 1 went to
look for Thomas Crehan, and saw him go up
tbe shaft jnst as I reached it; I went back to
look for father, and met him and my brothers
going towards the floor; we tried to get there,
but tbe fire was too hot and the smoke too thick;
we then went back to the east gangway and as
sisted the men to build a barricade across the
gangway; we built it of calm and stone, and
some of the men stripped themselves of their
clothing to put in tho crevices; it took us an
hour and a half to put up the wall; all the men
in the mines were assisting us as far as their
feelings wonld allow them; many of them were
overcome with grief, and could not work; Mar
tin Cooney, eighteen years old, died in half an
bonr after the barricade was built; he died of a
broken heart; the three men found on the out
side tried to get into the enclosure, but were
suffocated in the attempt; two of the men on
the outside were doing sentinel duty, watching
the current of air at the foot of the shaft; the air
went upwards after the first half hour, and
continued so for two hours, so we opened the
door; Robert and Thomas had just been re
lieved, when Andrew Morgan and Hiram Mor
gan and Hiram Cuftls went there, and they
must have fallen under the influence of choke
damp, but we could not say why they did not
come back to us. At 7-30 we held a prayer
meeting. Some were cursing and others sing
ing hymns. We saag this verse:
Before Jehovah's awful throne,
Ye nations bow with sacred Joy;
Bnow that the Lord is God alone,
lie can create and he destroy.
Many were crying, and one little boy, James
Jones, cried out, "I shall never see my dear
mother again."
Information just received shows that John
Burroughs died this evening at the hotel near
the shaft. This makes
An inquest will be held to-morrow morning
on the dead bodies. There is no doubt as to the
criminal oversight of the operators in the eva
sion of the ventilation. This law forbids more
than twenty men to work in the shaft at one
time until two openings are secured. Black fc
Co. worked sixty-five men. Tbe inspector had
visited tbe mines on Thursday, and should have
enforced the requirements of the bill.
The men who have loot their lives in this dis
aster will be buried on Tuesday. A. Y. World.
Sketch of the Albo Duguerry.
There appears now to be no doubt of the fate
of the poor Archbishop of Paris and his compan
ions, among whom was the Abbe Gaspard Du
guerry. The latter was born at Lyons, in 1797,
of a family who originally came from Switzer
land. His father was a wood merchant.
In 1812 he entered the College of Villa
franca, and in 1814 he began his eccle
siastical studies. In 1820 he was or
dained priest, under a dispensation, and de
voted four years to the study of philosophy and
theological oratory, when he began to preach,
officiating in Lyons and Paris. In 1827 he was
appointed by Charles X almoner to the 0tn Regi
ment of the Royal Guard, accompanying it to
Rouen. Orleans, and Paris. In Orleans, in 1830.
he pronounced an eulogy on Joan of .Arc, and
twenty-eight years afterwards was invited to
repeat it. in low ne visited Kome, and ou nis
return was made Canon or JNotre Dame, and
subsequently was appointed cure of the Church
St. JLustacbe and ot the Madeleine, in laoi ne
was nominated Bishop of Marseilles, but re
quested the Emperor to permit him to
decline tbe nomination. In 1868 he had
charge of the religious education of the Prince
Imperial a circumstance tojwhlch he was prob
ably indebted lor his selection Dy toe com
munist leaders as a hostage He received the
order of the Legion of Honor in lolo, and, was
made a commander in 1868 at the first com
munion of the Prince. Among his contributions
to ecclesiastical literature are: "Kulogy of
Joan of Arc." in 1828; "LaTrappe Better Under
stood," m 1844; "History ot tne uid and New
Testaments," in 1846; "Lives of the Saints,"
1845;. "Notice ef the Count de ClocheviUe;" a
second "Eulogy on Joan of Arc," in 1856; "Re
treat," preached at the conference of St. Yin-
cent de ram; "ine uominicai uratory, ser
mons delivered at the Chapel of the Tuilerles,
The Detailed Meteorological Report for
The following Is the meteorological report of the
Signal Bureau of the War Department for thtg
morning, all the observations being taken at 7-43
A. M., Philadelphia time. Tbe barometrical reports
are corrected tor temperature ana elevation, l ne
velocity of the wind Is given In miles per hour.
and the force Is an approximate reduction to tue
Beaurort scale :
u U it t li i
o ra 3s s -
h 5 $i
80-20 70 N. E. 1 .... Cloud
80 08 71 W. 6 Gentle. Fair
30-16 78 S- K. 6 Gentle. Fair
88-90 ftf E. 6 Gentle. T.stm
29 98 73 8. 0 Gentle. Fair
80-05 75 8. 2 V. gent. Fair
80 00 72 S. 1 .. Clear
29- 98 74 B. K. 8 V. gent. Fair
80-06 82 H. K. 6 Geutle. Fair
30- 02 78 S. W. 7 Gentle. Fair
80 24 47 N. W. 20 Fair
29-99 75 8. 2 V. gent. Cloud
130 18 81 8. W. 6 (Jentle. Cloud
80 17 75 8. 8 Gentle. Fair
80 17 74 H. ..!.... Clear
180-17 73 N. W. ..I.... Clear
129-95 72 S. K. 1 Fair
'30-17 69 B. B. I V. gent. Cloud
30 '20 1 63 8. 9 .... iFalr
Place of Obser
Charleston, S. C.
Key weii, Dia..
Mt. Watdilngton.
New Orleans ....
New York
Washington . .
A Lottery Drawing -Chlcagoans lu Luck,
The Chicago Jitpullican, after giving an
account of the drawing of the Milwaukee Musi
cal Society's gift scheme, says:
Strange to relate, the winners of the $25,000
prize and the $5000 prize are both residents of
Chicago. The ticket No. 19,215, which drew
the first prize, was purchased by Mrs. Celle,
residing at No. 224 South Leavltt street. This
estimable lady is the widow of Captain Adam
Celle, a member of the New York Marine
Cavalry, who died in Llbby Prison in lsGo, ot
wounds received. Mrs. Celle has been in poor
health and in straitened circumstances, and it
was only as a birthday present for her little
boy, a bright little chap of seven summers, that
the invested in the ticket a sum which repre
sented much to her. On reading the prize list
the fainted with joy, and could not credit the
fact that fickle fortune had been so kind to her.
She left for Salem, Mass.. where her parents
reside, a happier woman than she has been for
many a day.
The second prize cf $5000 was drawn by
Charles . Straubenzle, a printer in the Repub
lican office, a native of Beloit, Wis., whence he
only arrived last week, lie is a steady and un
assuming; young man, of sober and quiet habits,
and the sole slay ef a widowed mother and a
family of young brothers and sisters. Every
one in the establishment heartily congratulated
him on his good fortune, as he started out
trembling with joy to carry the good news to
Lla worthy mother.
The Commune Dead.
Desperate Expiring Struggle.
Sixty Thousand Lives lost.
Murder of Hostages.
General Vinoy Appointed Governor.
Great Rejoicings at Paris.
The Fire Under Control.
No Insurgent Bands Remaining.
Etc., Etc., Etc., Etc.. Etc., Etc.
Iby associated press.J
Exclusively to The Evening Telegraph.
The Murdered Hostages.
Versailles, May 28 Evening Sixty-nine
hostages, Inducing the Archbishop of Paris, the
Apostolic Proto-Notary, nineteen priests, the
President of theCour des Comptcs,and the Mexi
can banker Jecker, were shot on Wednesday in
La Roqnette prison.
There has been
Fighting in Paris All Day.
The cemetery of Pere la Chaise, which had
been reoccupied by the insurgents, was bom
barded and retaken. MacMahon telegraphs
that he-is absolute master of the city.
The I,ess of the Insurgents
is immenpe, and cremation is seriously proposed
as a sanitary measure.
The Death of Dclescluze.
Versailles, May 23. Delescluze, Delegate
Minister of "War under the Commune, was shot
by his guards and instantly killed last night in
attempting to escape.
The Trial of the Communist Leaders
taken alive commences during the present week.
Conviction is inevitable, and it is generally be
lieved that every one will suffer death.
After a desperate and bloody conflict, the
Government forces succeeded In
Capturing the Insurgent Positions at
and Pere la Chase late last night. Firing then
ceased, and this morning on the troops ad-
ioIdr om th. ... rixitloa ,r held vy tne
Commune, the insurgents
Hoisted a White Flag and Surrendered.
They were immediately disarmed, and the
great rebellion of Paris in 1871 had ended.
Thirty-eight regiments of the line belonging to
MacMahon's army have returned to Versailles
in triumph, the men having flowers and branches
in the muzzles of their rifles, and bearing also a
magnificent banner of red eilk captured from
the Communists.
General Vlnoy Is Appointed Governor of
by Thiers. It is proposed, as a temporary mea
sure, to divide the capital into twenty military
districts, each strongly garrisoned, and this ar
rangement will be maintained until order is
completely restored and the passions aronsed
by the insurrection have disappeared. Owing
to the admirable plan adopted by MacMahon
Storming the Barrleudes,
the Versailles troops did not suffer heavily
during the seven days of fighting in the streets
ot Paris.
The Loss of the Army Altogether
is only 2895, while, according to the most relia
ble estimates, the losses of the insurgents are
over fifteen times as great.
Among the unfortunate persons hold as hos
tages in the prison of La lloquette who were
murdered were ten nuns.
The Insurgent Prisoners
at Sartoy made a desperate effort to escape.
They set fire to the straw given them to sleep
upon, and in the confusion which followed
sixty-five effected their escape, but twenty-four
were recaptured.
Tbe French Government will ask the
Extradition of all Communist
leaders who take refuge in England.
The Paris Fires.
Paris, May 28 N?ght The firemen from
Antwerp are now entering Paris. The fire in
the Hotel Dieu is extinguished. Paschall and
Grousset, two of the principal leaders of the
insurrection, have not been discovered, and it
is believed they are alive and hiding. Since
8 o'clock last night, when the entire city was in
the bands of the Versailles troops, priests and
cabs had been again seen making their appear
ance on the streets.
Ten Thousand Prisoners
are now passing through the Rue Lafayette,
mostly bareheaded, and with uniforms turned
inside out. Among them are two thousand
regulars, who went over to the insurgents on
the outbreak of the rebellion. The bystanders
are quiet, and do not uKer words of reproach.
The Fighting at Belleville.
Paris, May 29 The fighting at Belleville,
Menilmontant, and Pere la Chaise was despe
rate, ( No Quarter was Given
to man, woman, or child. Military law is esta
blished in the city, and executions are progress
ing at the Champs de Mars, Park de Monceaux,
and Hotel de Ville. Fifty to one hundred insur
gents are shot at a time, and no one is permitted
to leave Paris without a pass fclgued by Marshal
Among the Hostages Shot
by the Insurgents were Abbes Sicla and Du
guerry; the Jesuit fathers Olivarl, Caubert, Ba
regy, Abbe Allard, banker Jecker, and twenty
five gendarmes. (
. The last band of insurgents was crushed yes
terday at the cemetery of Pere la Chaise. Three
thousand prisoners arrived here yesterday.
Disarmament of ths National Guards
Is proceeding. 'Multitudes of people have been
arrested. The population of Paris are enthu
siastic over their deliverance.
Nearly Every Member of the Commune
has been Shot
or executed immediately after capture.
The Western and Orleans Railway lines were
opened to-day to goods traffic.
The Exit of Persons from Paris
Is forbidden.
Provisions are scarce, and the markets empty.
London, May 29 The Times' special from
Paris says that
Favre and Simon
are likely to be replaced in the Ministries of
Foreign Affairs and Public Instruction.
The Bavarian general commanding at Cham-
plgnythas asked for passports for the insurgent
officers who were captured by his troops at Vin
cennes, and was referred by General Vinoy, as
an answer, to the text of the Peace Convention.
Exclusively to The Eutning Telegraph.
The Yachting Season.
New York, May 29. The Yacht Club has
conceded Ashbnry's claim that but one yacht
shall race against the challenger for the cup won
by tho yacht America.
A private telegram announces the
Woodson Fire
at Chataugy Lake, Franklin county, in this
State, on Friday, and summer cottages belong
ing to Josiah Heddlng, banker, of this city, and
Colonel Thompson, of Springfield, Massachu
setts, and others, were totally destroyed. In
sured. Baltimore Produce Market.
Baltimore, May so. Cotton In fair demand, and
firm; mtddllDg uplands, 16X(ai6o.; low middlings,
lB,V(l6a Flour dull. Wheat dull; Pennsylvania,
f 1-61-68. Corn weak ; Southern white, 76i73c. ;
Southern yellow and mixed Western, 7475e. Oats
dull at 62(S6Gc. Mess Pork quiet at fl717-SO.
Bacon steady ; Bhoulders, 7Af7)$c. ; rib sides, Dtfc.;
clear rib, 9c. Sugar-cured Hams, I0l7c. Lard
dull at llll.tfc.
Bvknino TautaBAVH Omci,t
Monday, Mar 3. 187 L I
There is a slight Increase in the demand for
money to-day, but the very liberal supply offer
ing is more than sufficient to meet all wants.
Rates continue very easy at 45 per cent, on
call, with Governments or other good collate
rals, and at 5(5 0 per cent, on mercantile ac
ceptances having three to four months to
mature. The condition of the market is very
favorable to reliable borrowers.
The gold market is devoid of new feature,
but firm, with the sales ranging from
111, closing at the lower figure.
In United States securities there Is only a
slight movement at about Saturday's closing
The stock market was exceedingly active and
prices are higher. Sales of State Cs, second
series, at 107, and City 6s at 103 for the new
Reading Railroad was in brisk demand, with
large sales at 5'.fa59'31; Pennsylvania also sold
freely at 61K62: Camden and Amboy at 130
130; Mlnehill at 54; North Pennsylvania at
48, and Philadelphia and Erie sold largely at
28: 45U was bid for Catawissa preferred.
In Canal shares there was more spirit. tSchuyl
kill sold at 9Xi b o.; preferred do. at 183, and
Lehlch 6old fieely at 3733. A few shares of
Mprris sold .at 53...
In BanK stocks there were sales or stecnauics
at 32J. and Manufacturers' at 30. No further
sales are reported.
Reported by De Haven & Bro.. No. 40 S.Thlrd street
jficoo Pa es a se....io7$
7 snMech Bk...,
fiuou city es, jNew..iiis
f wooo do i('3
f 4UIH1 O & A m 6s, 89 96
(900 Perklomen 6s. 80
600 sh Reading R... 59V
100 dO...D60 B9 8-1 S
100 do b5. t$ X
17 ah Penna It.... 6lf,'
800 do... .b60 63
800 do. D5. 62
sn do... allot. 6itf
SCO do l
800 do b60. 6'i
17 an Mauu Bans
8 sit cam A Am.
17 sn Leh Nav St
. SO
. 87itf
do 87 V
qo 06. xiy.
do b5. 87
800 do b60. 83
800 do 860. 87
tun ao c. m a
DUO ao Dili). 81
800 do 860. 37V
ssBannnenui k... tn-
iv sa jm renna it.. i
Messrs. William Painter fc Co., No. 86 8. Third
street, report the following quotations : U. S. 6s of
1381, 117 '4117 V ; 6-80S Of 1869, 1111111; do. ISM
nixm?i; do. issu, niKinx; ao., July, 1368,
118V114: do., July, 187, 113 ',(4114; do. July,
1868, 114(4114 Xi 10-40S, 109(1100. U.S. PaclflO
K. B. Currency 6s, lisanojg. Gold, llixlia.
Philadelphia Trade Report.
Mondat, May 89. Cioverseed Is dull and nomi
nal at 88fcc. per lb. In Timothy nothing doing to
nx prices, f laxseed is wanted uy tne crusuers at
Bark In the absence of sales we quote No. 1 Quer
citron at 30 per ton. Tanner's Ham Is selllutr at f 18
U per cord for cnesnut and So2l for Spanish
Tbe Flour market Is steady, without, however.
any treat degree of activity. The demaod is princi
pally from the home consumers, who purchase only
to supply Immediate wants. 900 barrels changed
lianJa, including superfine at f3-253'&0; extras at
s-6'i6; Iowa and Wisconsin extra family at
S6-7C; Minnesota do. do. at 7i7-12)tf; Pennsylvania
do. do. at S6-2(k6-7B; Indiana and Ohio do. da at
$7(s:.60; and fancy brands at S7-7Big9, as In
qualty. Bye Fiour may be quoted at $5 7736
In torn meal nothing doing. Brandy wine is nomi
nal it 14.
Prime Wheat Is scarce and In demand at full
prices, but the absence of supplies restricts opera
tion. Sales of 2000 bushels Iudlana red at Srovrt,
V0t; and amber at fl fiiMWO. Bye is heldatfi-ii
1 15 for Pennsylvania and Western and tl-O.Vqjl-lo
forfcouthern. Corn Is quiet at the recent decline.
Salesof yellow at 7Bc. aud Western mixed at 74i,75c.
Oat are firm, with sales of Pennsylvania and Weak
en at ou(d, .uc.
Whisky The demand Is less active at J4X95c
for Western lron-bouud.
Philadelphia Cattle Market.
Monday, May 29. The niaket for Beef Cattle was
again excessively dull to-day, and prices favored
bivers. The receipts were quite liberal, aud many
renamed in the pens unsold. We quote choice at
77Vo., fair to good at BX(46)tfc., and common at
4J5c, per pound, gross. A few brought 8o. Re
cfllpts, 8300 head. The following are the particulars
rf the sales:
6 Owen Smith, Pennsylvania and Ohio, 7(27 v.
(5 A. Christy, Ohio, 7,7V.
62 K. Maynes. Western, 77)tf.
15 James Christy, Western, 7T)tf.
45 B. F. McFilleu, Lancaster county, T7jtf.
(2 Jobs McArule, Western, TViT3.
83 Decgler & McCleese, Cumberlaud CO., 6VT.
67 P. Jf. McFillen, Western, 6V(47tf.
62 Ph. Hathaway, Lancaster couuty, 6tf7tf.
WO James McFillen. Western, 6V7i.
64 K. b. McPUleu. Western, 6)tf(47.
J45 Martin Fuller Co., Western, 67tf.
79 M. Ullniau, Lancaster co.,
60 1. Smyth A Bro., Western, 77J.'.
14ft Moouey, Miller 'o., Western, 73.
45 U. Smyth Co., Western, 6(!7.
B9 L. Frank, Western, 6X(i(7
66 Thomas Moouey & Bio., Western, 7'.
85 H. Frank, Franklin CO., 6(6X-
8B Uus. Schamherg, Western, 6itf7V.
68 H. Chain, Western snd Penna., 6k7 v.
86 Elcorn k. Co., Lancaster co. and Mil., 73.
60 J. 8, Kirk, Lancaster co., 11.
30 Blum fc Co., Kentucky, 6(a7.
Ki4 Hope & Levt, Western, 6i(aTi'.
49 S. FraDk, Western, 7T?4'.
ut IV ltiu'tiinan. Incaster CO.. T47Jrf.
Cows and Calves were not much lu request We
quote at I45&66. Keceipts, uu neau.
NhD attracted but Utile attentiou, and prices de
cltned. bales of clipped at 4vBXu. 'v lb. Keceipts,
16,000 neaa.
Bogs There was no vitality In this department
nrit-M continue to drooD. under the Influence ol
report of a heavy hog crop this summer. We quote
common at osi 4u-. uu uu v vr
coru-feu, Reueipia, awo neaa.
Army and Navy Orders
The German Feaco Festival.
Observances at Various Points.
Decoration of Graves.
Fire at Gloucester, Blass.
Etc., Etc., Etc., Etc., Etc., Etc.
Exclusively to The Evening Telegraph.
The Gleu Paper Mills.
Washington, May 29, The employes sent
from the Treasury Department to the Glen Pa
per Mills, Philadelphia, nave made their report
to the effect that fifty-eight millions of sheets of
paper especially manufactured for Government
currency purposes have been counted; and it
further appears that that amount of paper, with
out any exception, came safely into the posses
sion of the Treasury Department.
The Receipts from Internal Revenue
for the month are not more than half of what
they were during last May, owing to redaction
of taxes, but the
Receipts from Customs
are larger than were anticipated under a re-
uced tariff.
Naval Orders.
Lieutenant Samuel Beldon has been ordered
to the Hydrographic Office, and Chief Engineer
Edward Fanner has been detached from the
Boston Navy Yard, and placed on waiting
Army Orders.
Captain McClure, of the Army Commissary
General's Office, has been ordered to pro
ceed to Carlisle Barracks to make a detailed
inspection of the subsistence stores at that post,
and to report to the Commissary-General their
quantity and condition, and what disposition
should be made of them.
President Grant
has deferred his visit to Long Branch until
Thursday. He will to-morrow attend the cere
monies at Arlington, including addresses and
the decoration of the graves of Union deceased
Government Weather Report.
War Department, Office or tdu Chief Signal
Officer, Washington; May 8910-80 A. M. Synop
sis ror tne past twentv-iour nours: Tne Darometer
has fallen on the Pacific coast, with light rains on
Dvunnjl a lilt Buir l.lliaiDH WW, t IMlou, wtfrtl
threatening weather andr Hunt rams this morning,
at the Kocky Mountain Btatlon. The highest pres
sure is off Cape Uatteras, whence it diminishes very
slowly to the westward. Cloudy weather, with local
light rains, has continued to prevail In the Ohio and
Mississippi valleys and in the Southern States. Clear
weather is trenerally reported from the lakes, and
the rain of Sunday In the Eastern States has cleared
away. Light and fresh winds from the southeast
and south very generally prevail from Minnesota to
the Gulf and the Atlantic coast.
Probabilities. It Is probable that the barometer
will rise, with clearing-np weather, on the Pacific
coast, and that threatening weather will to-night be
experienced In the Missouri valley. Light rain will
probably pass over the Cumberland and Blue Ktdge.
Partially clear and warm weather Is probable from
Lake Erie to the Middle and East Atlantlo.
by associated press. I
Exclusively to The Evening Telegraph.
The German Festival at Reading.
Reading, May 2J. The German Peace Cele
bration was the largest affair of the kind ever
held here. It was participated in by all nation
alities, and by business men in general.
The programme comprised religious services
yesterday at the German Lutheran and German
Catholic churches, and a grand procession to
day. After the parade a celebration was held at
Laner's Park, at which addresses were delivered
in English and German, succeeded by the plant
ing of the "Peace Oak," music, and festive
Business was suspended during the day, and
visitors were present from abroad. John Kep
pleman Is President of the Fest.
Exclusively to The Evening Telegraph,
Naval Court Martial.
Portsmouth, N. II., May 29. Rear Admiral
Taylor arrived at the Navy Yard to-day to serve
as Judge Advocate In the court-martial for the
trial of a sailor for desertion from the United
States (teamer Tlconderoga. Captain Bradford
and other will constitute a court for the trial
of this aLd other cases.
The Drought.
Farming Interests in this tection are suffering
seriously from drought.
Fire at Gloucester, Mass.
Bostos, May 29.- A fire in Gloucester yes
terday destroyed two blocks owned by Webster
& Babson, and occupied by Brown, dealer in
milllneiy poods; Alexander;Patt!di, dry 'goods;
Barrett, clothing; and W. II. Perrln, lawyer.
Total Ioes, 925.0C0, mostly 'nuur d.
Decoration Day.
To-moirow will be more generally observed
than ever before. The banks will be closed,
civil courts adjourn over, and many business
firms clote their stores during the afternoon.
The floral arrangements lire very extensive.
Exclusively to The Evening Telegravh.
Supposed Drowning Case.
Halifax, May 29. Captain Mathewson and
D. McKean, of the Inman steamer City of Dur
ham, are supposed to have been drowned while
on a fishing excursion yesterday. Their boat
was seen capsized. Neither it nor the bodies
were found. I
Halifax and Foreign Malls.
Ottawa, May 29 The contract for carrying
the mails between Halifax, Cork, and Liverpool
was awarded by the Canadian and Imperial
Governments to Hugh Allen on the terms for
merly made with the Inman line.
bt associated press. I
Exclusively to The Evening Telegraph.
Peace Festival In Buffalo.
BcFrALO. May 29 The Great German peace
festival watSt success. The thoroughfares are
crowded with citizens and visitors from the
surrounding country. Stores and private resi
dences are handsomely decorated. At noon the
procession Lad been moving an hour and a half,
and still one-third remained at the place of ren
dezvous. The emblems and decorations are
magnificent. .
Exclusively to Th Evening Telegraph.
German Catholic Celebration.
Baltimore, May 29. The annual conventloa
of the German Catholic Central Union of the
United States assembled yesterday at St. Mi
chael's Church in this city, Delegates were
present from all the German Catholic societies
of the United States. To-day the visiting and
local societies formed in procession, and several
thousand paraded the principal streets with
banners and bands of music.
Vice-President Colfax Improving.
In answer to a friendly despatch, sent Satur
day evening, on receipt of discouraging news
from Washington concerning the health of the
Vice-President, Mr. Colfax himself on Sunday
telegraphed as lollows-.
I send you thanks for such earnest sympathy, and
dictate this reply. The attack which prostrated roe
was more violent than I supposed on Monday; but.
since Tuesday, every symptom Is favorable, and,
with Hod's providence, I hope for entire recovery. I
am better as I telegraph you than at any hour since
the attack. Schctlrh Colfax.
A despatch from Washington at a late hoar
last evening states that the Vice-President
was bo much better yesterday that he was
able to leave his bed for several hours at a time,
and to see some visitors.- There Is no longer
any cause for anxiety in regard to his recovery,
and he is now hoping to be able to start for hla
home in Indiana by Wednesday of this week.
N. Y. Tribune to-day.
8 A. M 72 1 11 A. M.. ..... 78 1 9 P. M. 90
Sun Rises 4-85 I Moon Sets l-ee
Sew Sets 7 19 Hioh Water Hi
London, May 89. steaoasnlp Wisconsin, from
New ork, touched at yueeustown yesterday, and
proceeded to Liverpool.
Steamer Ann Eliza, Richards, Mew York, W. P. Clyde
& Co.
Steamer Sarah, Jones, New York, W. M. Batrd & Co.
Steamer C. Comstock, Drake, New York, do.
Schr Alcora, Dennlson, Old Cambridge, Day, Hud
dell & Co.
Schr Geo. A. Twibiil, Longnery, Pawtucket, do.
Schr Alfred Day Hnddell, Long, Boston, do.
Schr J as. L. Maloy, Russell, Cambrl geport, do.
Barge Great Western, Mo in tyre. New Verk, do.
Schr Mediator, McLaue, New Haven, John Rommel,
Jr. & Bro.
Schr Edward Kidder, Baker, Amesbury Point, do.
Schr Charles Carroll, Chase, Hyannls, do.
Tug G. B. Hutchins, Muliord, Baltimore, with a tow
of barges, W. P. Clyde Co.
Tug Joe Johnson, iDgrabatn, Baltimore, with a tow
of barges, W. P. Clyde 4 Co.
Steamship Norfolk, Piatt, from Richmond via Nor.
folk, with mdse. and passengers to W. P. Clyde Co.
Btearcer H. L. Gaw, Her, 13 hours from Balti
more, with mdse. aud passengers to A. Groves, Jr.
Steamer Bristol, Wallace, 84 hours from New York,
with mdse. to W. P. Clyde 4 Co. '
Mor. barkentlne alert, Ehrenreich, 7S days from
Gene, with iron to Naylor 4 Co. vessel to L. West
erpaard A Co.
Br. brig Escort, Baker, 6S days from Messina, with
fruit to Isaac Jeanes & Co vessel to L. Wester-
gaard 4 Co.
ItaL brig Domlnico, Colotto, 70 days fm Palermo,
with fruit to Isaac Jeanes 4 Co. vessel te Paul
Poh), Jr.
Schr A. M. Bliss, Mclntlre, 17 days from Port An.
tonlo, with fruit to Stilson & Boyer.
Schr Kansas, Uannon, 6 days from Concord. Del .
with lumber to John L. Redner.
Schr Onward, Evans, 8 days from Indian River.
With lumber to John L. Redner. '
Schr A. H. Cain, Simpson, 10 days from St. Marys,
Geo., with lumber to Patterson k Llppincott.
Schr Mart It. Hickman, White, from Suffolk, Vs.,
With cedar logs to Clement 4 Dunbar.
Schr Daniel Corblt, Eldrldge, 1 day from Odessa,
Vel, with grain to John L. Redner.
Schr Sarah C. Smith, Banks, from Mobile, with
old iron to Phoenix Iron Co. v
Schr Sarah Fisher,-Carlisle, from Norfolk, wlta
Schr Hannie Westbrook, Littlejohn, from New
York, with cement.
Schr Maggie Cummins, Smith, from Cohassct,
with nsh.
Schr Zealous, Lankford, from Rappahannock,
with wood.
Schr Thomas Border, Wrlghtington, 8 days from
Fall River, in ballast to captain.
Schr O. Carroll, Chase, from New fork, with flan.
Tugs Thomas Jefferson, Allen ; Joe Johnson, In
graham; Chesapeake, Merrlhew; and G. B. Hutch
legs, Mulford, from Baltimore, with tows of barges
to W. P. Clyde 4 Co.
Ship Royal Charlie, from Ardrossan, and a ship,
name unknown.
Steamer Pioneer, Wakeley, hence, at Wilming
ton, N. C, at 8 P. M. 2Sth Inst,
By Teltgravh to the Philadelphia Exchange.
Washington, I). C, Alay 89. The steamer Her
cules (before reported sunk at Georgetown, D. C.,)
has been brought to the navy yard hre, and is on
the railway for repairs. We found her bottom badly
damaged by grounding on the ledge of rocks In the
harbor or Georgetown. D. C, while lying at J. G.
Waten's wharf, awaiting a favorable tide for passing
through the draw at Loug Bridge.
VV. B. Gallagher.
Correspondence of The Evening Telegraph.
New York Office, May 87. The following
bursts leave in tow to-night for Baltimore, light:
Eiia, Alex. Toms, Win. Walker, Sam. Morrell,
Mm nun, City of Boston, Union Traveller, and
Baltimore Branch Office, May!7 The follow
ing barges leav In tow to-night, eastward :
C. H. Gage, A. H. Grlswold, Albemarle, Velocl.
ptde, C. A. Slliluian, Ella, T. U Moore, K. M. KU
ourr, V. McWUliaujs, Frank Sheldon, aud Ann Mo
t'fcrtrey, all with coal, for New York.
Oeprey, with coal, for Wilmington.
Philadelphia Ukakcii Office, May 2X Te
Athletic, with coal, for New York, and N. W. Futch,
with coal, for Baltimore, left on Saturdav night.
James O'Lonnel), with coal, for New York, left an
Weather. May 87, 7 P. M., wind W. V 0 V7. V
S.; 10 P.M. S. K fresh, overcast: Sunday. 88th,
it A. M., wind due East; lvM. S. 6 P. M., W.
of South, beRuliiul, bright nlKhi; Monday, 8tth, 0
A. M., wind, the Irlshuiaus hurricane (upaud down
the mast, dead caiiu), Kvfjjy; looked up at old Inde
pendence Hall vane, Jmiicated K. W doubted its
veracity ; came back 6 A. M., slight breeze, found
the vane all ri!ht, 'ad of It, won t doubt it again.
BaroRjeten-Siwiifay, War S, 5 A. Af., 80 16-80; 1 P.
M 80 14-80:11 p M..o i o; Monday, May 89, 4 30
A.M,Boibo. It should rain to-day; but all signs
fail lu dry weigher. L. S. C
Si trial DttfaU h to The fvning Telegraoh.
HAVRE- b-osack, Ut; t. The following boats
leaelntowto-day: M
Harry and John. Wyoming, Lady Washington,
Lebanon, aud Isaiah Kroeser, with coal to 5. C.
NotFor Joe and James R. Harris, with lumber to
Paicrsou & Llppincott.
j. p wcolverton and Wolverton 4 Tinsman. wlta
lumber to J. U. Wool verton.
Kd. Kennedy, with graia to Hoffman k Kennedy.
J. M. Rlne, with lumber to Watson Maloas fc Son,'
Carrie, with lumber to Craig & Blanchard.
A. Page, Bon 4 Co., with lumber, lor Salem, Jf. Jj
J. L. Sutton, with lark to order J, U,