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VOL. XV. NO. 12J.
PHILADELPHIA, THURSDAY, JUNE 1, 1871.
DOUBLE SHEET THREE CENTS.
WHY FRANCE WIS BEATEN.
The Duke de Persia's Reasons.
The Flew Arctic Expedition,
Grand Wedding In New York.
TTm. M, Tweed's Daughter Married
Etc., Etc., Etc., Etc., Etc., , Etc.
CAVSES OF THE FRESCII DEFEAT.
Letter from the Due de Peratgny.
A curious letter has been received by Mrs. V.
j Botta from the Due de Persigny, the autograph
: of which will be inserted in an album now pre
paring, to be said for the benefit of the French
sufferers by the war. We print below on English
London, May S, 1871 Our late disasters are
generally attributed to the superiority of the
Prussian army la numbers, discipline, and or
ganization. Without denying the influence of
these causes, and recognizing that cur military
tcience may be improved, this explanation does
cot eeem to be the true one.
i The French army has never possessed and
rever will posses the peculiar qualities which
, lave distinguished the Prussian army since the
time -of Frederick the Great. The French char
acter will never submit to that minute attention
to detail and that strict discipline which charac
terize our conquerors of to-day. And yet, in ;
spite of her defects, France has ever been, and
ever will be, a warlike nation of the first order.
She conquered the Prussians at Jena in spite of
tbeir superiority, and would have conquered
them again at Forbach and Woerth, but for one
of those extraordinary mistakes in strategy
which history at times reports, and which are
sufficient in themselves to explain the ruin of
nations, and the loss of empires,
t At the beginning of hostilities the two armies
were about equal in numbers. The Prussians,
in crossing our frontier, had not 5100,000 men,
and onr army nearly equalled their effective
force. But instead of concentrating on one
point, or at lease en two in Alsace and Lor
raine it was distributed in carps of about 80,000
cen each over a line extending more than
eighty leagues; so that the Prussians, encoun
tering only isolated and comparatively weak
bodies, overwhelmed them with superior num
bers. To understand fully the fatal influence of that
l first error on the Issues of the war itself, one
must take into accauot the nervous and sensl
. tive nature of the Gallic race. Three centuries
ago it was said by Machiavelll that at the suc
cessful opening ef a battle the French were more
than men, and In a reverse less than women.
However exaggerated this formula may be, it Is
certain that the French, when victorious, seem
gifted with extraordinary powers. They obey
their chiefs, bear cheerfully all privations, and
make up by their intelligence and spirit for any
deficiencies of organization.
If, on the contrary, they are defeated, with
that mobility peculiar to the Celtic race, they
are too much inclined to accuse their officers
of incapacity and treachery, to cease to obey
them, and the relaxation of discipline soon in
volves military disorder.
The principal condition of success then
would be victory at the outset, which calls forth
that fwa franceee which for two thousand
years hat never failed us.
ye. Now th question is: Have our soldiers degen
erated; have they lost that valor and Intrepidity
which butjately led them to triumph over the
Russians at Malakoff and the Austrlans at Sol
ferino? No! a thousand times no!
In order to understand the condition of our
army before the demoralizing causes had af
fected It, let ns judge it from the first battle,
that of Wlsseinbourg.
Here was a division taken at random, a small
corps of observation consisting of from seven
to eight thousand men.
The commander, General Douay, in case of
an attack by a superior force, was to fall back
on the corps of MacMahon. But the General
being killed at the beginning ef the engagement,
his division found itself face to face with an
army of one hundred and twenty to one hun
dred and forty thousand men.
It fought; however, a whole day with energy
and perseverance. The Crown Prince of Prus
sia was unable to conceal his admiration for
that handful of brave men,, and admitted in his
official report that he lost on this occasion eight
thousand men in killed and wounded. This
lrom a single division of seven or eight thou
sand men ! Every allowance being made for
time and circumstances, there was never a
nobler deed of arms.
Suppose now that with such soldiers, instead
of those Isolated corps having no connecting
link and but one distinct command, Marshal
MacMahon had held under his hand the corps
of the Army of Alsace, and Marshal Bazalue
those of Lorraine; in other words, that the
Crown Prince of Prussia and Prince Frederick
Charles, instead of dealing with fragments of
the army, had each of them encountered a real
army comprised of such soldiers as fought at
Wissembourg, would the result have been the
This first enormous strategical error is then,
in my opinion, the true cause of our disasters.
That error, I hasten to say, can be explained by
unforeseen circumstances, independent of any
will; and far be it from me to throw additional
blame on the august and unfortunate victim who
has borne the weight ot It.
I wish only to assert that our soldiers bad
not degenerated from their ancient valor; that
our army was as brave as any of those that have
heretofore astonished the world, and that with
out the fatality that caused it to be surprised In
, place, it would have repeated the marvels of
Aatterlitz and Jena,
THE HALL ARCTIC EXPEDITION.
Preparation for Its Departure.
. The Polaris is almost ready to sail, and many
of the stores for the voyage are being placed on
board. Captain Hall is here superintending the
arrangements in person. A great deal of satis
faction is expressed by those interested in the
expedition at the thorough manner in which all
the preparations for the exploration have been
Dade, which is due to the liberal aenroorlation
of 100,000 made by Congress. The vessel sails
from here It i expected by Captain Hall, next
Saturday for New York, andbe intends to start on
bis voyage from New York two weeks later. The
surgeon-naturalist who takes the dace in tha
company that Dr. Walker resigned, it Dr. Emll
Bessela, of Heidelberg, Germany, who weut to
Spitsbergen and Nova Zembla with the Swedish
Arctic Expedition. A young man from the ob
servatory of Ann Arbor, Miehigan, will go as
astronomer, and as meteorologist an officer from
the storm Signal Corps of the War Department,
it is understood, will be detailed. This exnedi
tlon starts nnder bettor auspices, on account of
more perfect equipment and advantages gained
from past experience, than any expeditlcn
for Arctic exploration ever before
fitted out, and Captain Hal and
bis associates are tnoet hopeful of
achieving satisfactory results. Mr. Morton,
who la third officer, aid who is the only living
explorer who ever saw the open Polar Sea, has
the otmast confidence that the Polaris will find
a route by which to enter it. A number of large
planks for sledges are among the things on
board. Captain Hall says he has to have the
natives make his sledges, sinoe they can do it
much better than white men. A neat little
cabin, handsomely carpeted, is fitted up, and a
cabinet organ is now in it, which a manufac
turer bat presented, and which will be taken
along, if room can be spared, for amusement In
the long winter nights. Captain Hall will re
main here till the vessel starts for New York,
and then be will proceed there by rail. Wasti
ington ratrioi, yesterday.
A COSTLY WEDDING.
Nuptials of m. Daughter of William M.
Tweed Splendors of the Reception The
Trousseau Expensive Gift.
At 7 o'clock last evening Miss Mary Amelia
Tweed, daughter of Wm. Marcy Tweed, of New
York, was married to Arthur Ambrose Maginnis,
of New Orleans. The wedding was a most ex
pensive affair. The ceremony took plaee at
Trinity Chapel, which was crowded, long before
the aj pointed hour, with a richly-dressed audi
ence, who awaited in speechless expectation
the advent of the bridal party. When at length
it appeared, the whole audience rose and leaned
over to catch a sight of the bridal magnificence.
The bride is a young lady of twenty-one years.
The bridegroom, who it a widower of twenty
five, Was supported by Messrs. Dick and Frank
Tweed as groomsmen.
The bridesmaids were Miss Josie Tweed, a
sister of the bride, and Miss Maglnnis, the sis
ter of the groom. The marriace service was
performed by Rev. Joseph II. Price, D. D. After
the ceremony was concluded the bridal partr
drove at once to Mr. Tweed's palatial mansion,
corner of Forty-third street and Fifth avenue,
whither they were soon followed by the not
ables who were present at the seremony, and
such of the undistinguished as had been hon
ored with Invitations to the grand reception.
Among the guests were Commissioner Henry
Smith, Sheriff Brennan, Controller Connollv,
Superintendent Kelso, Commissioner John T.
Aenew. Congressman 8. S. Cox. Citv Chamber
lain Peter B. Sweeny, Commissioner B. F. Ma-
nlerre, Judges Daly, Bosworth, Barnard, Hogan,
Senator Michael Norton, Coroner Sehlrmer.
Colonel Roberts, Dr. Curnochan, Thomas J.
dreamer, James 11. ingersoll, Chauneey Depew.
Andrew J. Garvey, Coarles Hall. Secretary of
the Americua Club, and many others. All these
functionaries were accompanied by their wives
or daughters in magnificent apparel.
ine presents were a cniei centre or attraction
to the guests. They filled an entire room when
crowded close, ihere were forty silver sets,
any one of which would have attracted a crowd
if placed in a jeweller's window, and one single
onecontainea separate pieces. Mr. James
Fiek, Jr., Bent a frosted silver contrivance repre
senting an iceDerg, evidently intended to hold
Ice-cream or some equally frigid substance. The
association was beautifully sustained by the
Presence of Arctic bears reposibg on the icicle
andles of the bowl and climbing up the spoons.
Singularly enough, Mr. Fisk displayed the same
taste as Superintendent Kelso, and their offer
ings were exact duplicates. Among the names
on the silver were Shandley, Norton, Witthans,
larnocnan, juaginnis, ana many others.
mere were iorty pieces ot jewelry, ot which
fifteen were diamond sets. A single one of the
latter is known to have cost $45,000. It con
tained diamonds as big as filberts. A cross of
eleven diamonds, pea size, bore the name of Mr.
and Mrs. II. w. Genet as donors. A pin of sixty
diamonds, representing a sickle and sheaves ef
wheat, was the gift of J. H. Ingersoll. Peter ii.
Sweeny's card appeared on diamond bracelets
of fabulous magnificence. Cornelius Corson
gave a ring with a tiny watch as the seal.
.bronzes, thread lace, Cashmere shawls, rare pic
tures, everything that could be conceived ef
which is rich and costly filled the room with
ine trousseau oi tne bride, which was de
signed and cut by Mr. (Eustace Roberts, was
superb, the materials being of the finest quality
ana ootainea iroin a leading ii road way dry
goods house. They are of the most costly de
scription, and the labor of preparing them has
consumed nearly two months. The dresses are
models ot elegance and the most refined taste,
and a carte blanche was given the maker, with
the slmnle injunction that the outfit ihnnld ha
"the richest ever produced, and it for a
princess." ine weaamg-dresswas composed of
wmte gros grain, wun a tram three and a naif
yards in leDgth, and was trimmed with real
point lace, costing near f 4000. The front of the
skirt was cut with a deep scollop, aad the over
skirt consisted of lace, ornamented with oranre
flowers. The price of the material and labor
required in making and trimming this dress was
iuuu, maKing, wun tne lace, a total cost of
ine other dresses forming the trousseau
are fourteen In number, and are all elegant and
designed in the most artistic manner. The total
cost ot these dresses was orax).
Ihe evening was passed in danclnr. conversa
tion, and visits to the suDner-room. The dinner
was the chef d'eeuvre of Dclmonlco's establish
ment, which had been occupied for two days
exclusively in getting it up. urafulla himself
played in the band which furnished music for
the dance. It was late in the night before the
festivities were brought to a cloBe. iVeta, lork
The Detailed Meteorological Report for
The following Is the meteorological report of the
Signal Bureau of the War Depvtmeut for this
mornincr. all the obaervations ba v taken at 7-43
A. M., Philadelphia time. The barometrical reports
are corrected lor temperature ami elevation. The
velocity of the wind is given In miles per hour.
and the force is an approximate reduction to the
Beauiori scaie :
Place of Olsct'
lioHton. . . ,
Cane May 80
Cheyenne i V -
Key Wet, Pla..
New Orleans ....
t V. gent.
Wilmington, N.C 30-tl tl
ITe Is in Indiana now: 111 Tears old. saw
Washington often during Ae Revolution, and Is
yet hale and hearty. They call him Ross out
The Harvard Aiwente lavs the sophomores
at Vassar have been hazing the freshmen: they
have to come down witk cigarettes and lemon
ade, or be put to bed.
Dr. Livingstone has not gone to Ljljijljljl as
was reported. Ihe latest new from him ititea
that he was at Txyxyxyxy. He was in a desti
tute condition, having no changes to note and
no notes to chance.
When a circus visits Providence, R. I., as
many of the people as can afiord it go In to see
the show, while the rest stay outside and pitch
i etuuEB at ine .cauvas. iue luiuunues were
j raean enough to arrest one of these latter on
TO-DAY'S CABLE NEWS.
PARIS UNDER MARTIAl LAW.
Signs of a Coup d'Etat.
Pennsylvania Railway Inspection.
FJew Hork City Republicans.
Pacific Coast Advices
Important from the Isthmus.
Surrender of the Rebels.
Etc.! Ktc., Etc., Etc. EtcM Etc.
by associated press. J
Exclusively to The Evening Telegraph.
Unpopularity of Versallllsts.
London, June 1 The Times' special des
patch from Paris says the Versailles troops are
not as popular as when they entered Paris, be
cause of the severe measures taken by them
against the population.
Large numbers of Frenchmen and foreigners
are returning to Paris to
Resume Commercial anil Manufacturing
A despatch from St. Denis of to-day says two
regiments of guards have
Returned to Germany,
and their places have been supplied by other
Mr. Gladstone lias Been Indisposed,
bat Is now in better health.
The colliers of Beutk Wales
have resolved to strike unless conceded an ad
vance of five per cent, in wages.
Some specie and cotton have been saved from
the wreck of the steamship Crescent City,
Th. Rumors of Agitation
and a Carlist rising in Spain are officially con
tradicted. The Times has a despatch from Bom
bay that Herat fell into the hands of Yakoob
Khan through treachery, and the Governor was
Tills Morning's Quotations. '
LrvKnrooi., June 1 10-80 A. M. Cotton firm:
uplands, 7 (37 '.d.; Orleans, 68.!.d. Sales to-day
estimated at 17,000 bales.
London, Juael 11-30 A. M. Consols, for money,
93i, and for account, ex-divldoad. Boud3 of
lbtiz, wx;oi ibuo, oia, w;i ; or i&et wix ; umus, 89.
Tills Afternoon's Quotations.
London, June 11-80 P. M Consols for money.
03:. Rnrt for account,. 09. ex-divldoncl.
London, oune li -au a. ju. Kennea petroleum,
Liverpool, June 11-39 P. M. Cotton firmer nt
not quotatiiy nigner. ale8 now estimated at is,oo
bales, 6000 of which are taken for export and specu
lation. York, 60s. Beef, i2s. 6d. Lard, 48s. 64.
FROM THE STATE.
Special Despatch to Th Evening Telegraph.
Uarrisborg, June 1. Thomas A. Scott, first
Vice-President of the Pennsylvania Railroad
Company, passed through this place this morn
ing to the West, on an annual tour of inspection
over all the railroads in the United States which
are owned, leased, or In any way controlled by
the Pennsylvania Railroad Company. The trip
will extend to the extreme limits of the Northern
and Union Pacific Railways, and will embrace
every radiating branch in the Western States,
as well as the lines diverging to the Southwest.
Mr. Scott is accompanied only by his private
secretary, J. P. Green, and will spend one month
In the tour of inspection.
' FROM CALIFORNIA.
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Excitement In British Columbia.
San Francisco, May 31 The British Co
lumbia papers are greatly excited over the
prospect of the loss of the island of 8an Juan,
even going so far as to advise the British Gov
ernment to seize and hold It by force.
The Wreck of the Prlucess Louisa.
Joseph Leppity, a seaman of the British steam-
tug Princess Louisa, wrecked in the Straits of
Magellan, has arrived here on a sailing vessel,
and reports all the rest of the crew killed or
FROM FORTRESS MONROE.
Decoration Ceremonies The Artillery
Correeponienc of th Aktociated, Pries.
Fortress Monroe, Va., May 30 The graves
of the soldiers at the National Cemetery, at
Hampton. Va.. were decorated to-dav with im
posing ceremonies oy arragui row, o. o, u.
The following second lieutenants of artillery.
who graduated at the Artillery School on the
1st of May, have been relieved from duty and
others assigned in tuelr piaees, viz.: first Ar
tillery Lieutenant William r. van JNess trans
ferred to Co. E, relieved by Lieutenant James
E. Bell from Uo. W; Lieutenant k. n. ratterson,
Co. G. relieved by Lieutenant lienry w. iiao-
bell, Jr., Co. a. second Artuiery lieutenant
Nat. Wolfe Co. A to Co. D, relieved by Lieuten
ant Barnet Water, of Co. D: Lieutenant Id win
S. Curtis transferred from Co. G to Co. K. Third
Artillery Lieutenant Joseph M. Lautt, Co. f,
-.II. J V, T l.iil.nnnl laa T it.Krvtf fn A.
Lieutenant Charles W. Hobbs. Co. A. relieved
by Lieutenant Ckarles Bellman, Co. D. Fourth
Artuiery weuienani t. w. ureen, vx. i, re
lieved by Lieutenant jonn oimpson , uo. A;
Lieutenant Arthur uouston, lrom uo. n to 10.
F. Third Artillery; Lieutenant J. Estcourt Baw-
ver. Co. C. relieved by Lieutenaat David S.
Dawson. Co. A: Lieutenant Geonre E. Gase. Co.
C, relieved by Lieutenant Alexander .Morton,
Chicago Flour and Wheat Market.
Special Despatch to The Evening Telegraph.
Chicago. June 19-30 A. M Wheat steady. No.
S, 11-15 k, seller June; aad 1-261W, seller last
Corn steady at 61?,,e61 Jtfc, seller June; and&S.V.
RtutDl. Shio'li., Ractlpf. SMp'tt.
Flour, bbls. 4,6u0 4,ooc Oats, bug.... so.ooo 8t,oo
What,bu. 4S,o0 bS.suo Kye, bus .... X,oo nope.
Corn, bus.. Sio.ooo ti.ow Barley, bus., l.ooo none.
Milwaciee. June 1180 A. M. Wheat market
steady. No. 1, ll-M; No. 8, IliW. Receipts, 8I.00O
bushels; shipments, M.ooo. Jt'reights steaai,;x i
FROM JVEW YORK.
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KxtiMMvely to The Jtventng Telgrph.
The Republican (general Committee.
New York, June 1. The special committee
of the Union Republican General Committee an
lssned a Manifesto to the Republicans of New
York, in which thev state that Jaekson S.
Schultz and William Orton have called on the
Republicans of our city to reorganize the party.
The special committee advise the Republicans of
New York not to take part nor lot ia this fac
tional movement, adding "that the regular
organization, with Horace Greeley at its head,
will not disband at the command of any usurp
ing State committee or other unauthorized
FROM TEE ISTHMUS.
bt associated press.
Exclusively U Ths Evening Telegraph.
The Rebels Lay Down Their Arms.
Kingston, Ja., May 81. Late PanaT ad
vices state that the rebels kave laid down tuelr
arms in accordance with the terms of peace
concluded between Correoso and General Her
rera. The Steamer Montijo Has Been Restored
to her owners. The steamer Henry Chaunqey ar
rived at Aspinwall on the 21th.
FROM NEW YORK.
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Western Union Telegraph Company.
New Yore, June 1. It is understood that
George H. Mumford takes the place of George
Walker, one of the Vice-Presidents of the
Western Union Telegraph Company.
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Exclusively to The Evening Telegraph.
Government Weather Report,
War Department. Office of the Chief Sional
OFFICER, WASHINGTON, June 110-30 A. Al. bjnOB-
sls for the past twentv-four hours: The barometer
lias iaiien on tne racmo coast, wun threatening
weather. It has risen at the Kocky Mountain sta
The pressure continues to diminish la Florida, but
has rleen in the Eastern States. It aas fallen on the
upper lakes. It has risen in the Ohio valley. Cloady
and threatening weather still prevails from the Ohio
valley to Florida, wnere light rains nave rauen.
Heavier rains have been very generally reported
from the coast of Virginia to that of Massachusetts.
Clear weather continues on tne lakes. Usnt and
iocai winns are everywnere reported.
Probabilities. It Is probable that the barometer
will rise, with partially cloudy and clear weather
rrom Tennessee to Ontario, ana thence to tne Mis
souri river; clearlng-up and clear weather In the
Middle and Esstcrn States. Threatt-ntair aad rainy
weather will probably extend along the tf ulf and to
seme extent inward towards Tennessee.
New York Money and Stock Market.
New York. June 1. Siocts dull. Money 4 per
cent. Uold, lll'i. 6-aos, 1863, coupons, Ills;
no. iso4, cp., my,: ao. ibco, cp., mx; ao. laoo,
new, 113; da 1867, 114; do. 1868, 114; 10.409,
1099: Virginia 6s, new, 78)tf; Missouri 6s, 85: Can
ton Co., 82X5 Cumberland preferred, 81; N. Y. Cen
tral and Hudson River, 99Xi Erie, 28 V! Reading,
117V; Adams Express, Si; Hlctiuran Central.
124; Michigan Southern. 118V: Illinois Central.
1K : Cleveland and Plttsburz. 121V: Chicago and
Kock Island, ll V ; Pittsburg and Fort Wayne, 8X ;
w estern union xeiegrapn. otji.
A BATH OF DEATH.
Suicide of a Religious Fanatic A Heart
broken widower lils farewell Abetters.
On Tuesday evenine a respectably-attired man
applied at the desk of the Grand Central Hotel
for a suite of rooms, and after having entered
his name In the register as "J. F. Hayes, of
Massachusetts, was shown to suite z-i, which
consists of a parlor, bed-room and bath-room,
and is located on the Broadway side of the
Yesterday morning, at abont 10 o clock, he
rang the bell, and ordered the bell-boy to bring
him a Tribune", which request was promptly
complied with; the gentleman being in hie night
shirt and ia bed.
Early In the afternooa, as the chambermaid
was going the rounds of the rooms for the pur
pose of making up the beds, she came to the.
eeor of No. 22; but, indlng it locked, she passed
the room, intending to return later and complete
At about 5 o'clock she returned to the room.
but found it locked, ana as
NO ANSWER WAS RETURNED
to her reDeated raDS. she opened the door with
her pass Key, and proceeded with the cleaning
of the room.
After having arranged the front room she
entered the bedroom and made up the bed.
While engaged ia this duty she accidentally
cast her eye to the door 01 tse Bata-room.wmcn
stood aiar, ana was norrinea at neuoiaing tne
naked figure of a man silting upright in the
bath, with the
BLOOD TRICKI.Ua DOWN TIIS BREAST.
The girl rushed down the stairs and notified
the clerk, who fonnd the inmate of the room
sitting in the bath tub. lie was entirely naked,
and sat wun bis Dae it to tne Dead ot the tub,
while the ieet toncnea tne loot ena 01 tne tnb.
On the right side 01 the breast a
small aperture snowed that a
deadly missile had entered there and
ENDED THE MAN 8 LIFE.
A further search lod to the discovery of a hve-
shooter, which was found under the body, and
bad no doubt been used ior tne saiciue.
From the wound, which was about three inches
below the nipple, but very little oiooa had es
caped, as the bath-tub contained but very few
drops of the suicide's life blood, thus leading
to the belief that Internal hemorrhage had set
From tapers found among the effects by
Coroner Yoang it appears that the deceased was
Georee K. Hathaway, or rtutiana, Vermont.
agent for the Rutland Marble Works. Ills father
is reported to ue weauuy, ana ine aeceasea was
a widower, whose only child had also died soon
after its mothert
A letter, ten pases long, was taken possession
of by the Coroner, from which it appears that
the deceased had singular notions about reli
gious matters, and that be had lived beyond his
means, ine letter, wnicn uore toe aauress, "to
my friends," is written In a rambling style. Xi.
Charge of Conspiracy.
Court of Quarter Sessions Judge Einletttr.
.Tame llanlev was nut on trial to-day, charored
with consDiracv with Jimmy Locue and JoUaJeu-
kiDS to break Into the house of Mr. Furmaa, at
Twelfth nd Jeiierson streets, lor the purpote of
tea nr. it will be remembered isai on tne ma oi
May Mr. Furmaa's house wan entered and robbed
by Losue and Jenkins, who are now in the Fenlten
tiarf for the crime.
1 h a vounir man was iouDa anviuir iaewiirnia
which the two thieves rode aso carried their tools
wrannea la a camet. The aeieuse set lorm mat
Banley made tin living by means of vending pro
duce about the streets, and doing whatever work he
could get; anl this being tke day of tse peace
celebratioa, when vehicles were In dewaad.
lie rendu y took ud tne oneroi irue ana jeukiui.
who wanted to employ him to drive them about.
never telling him what was their psrpose, and 11
was artmed that unless be wan proven to have
known their otiject be could not be ooavicted- An
excellent character ior noutsiy was aiso tmowu.
MATTERS AT WASHINGTON.
Army and Navy Orders,
Appointments bj tho President.
Tho Mobile Colloctorshlp.
N. Y. Central Railroad Case.
Ktc., Ktc., Ktc., Ktc, Ktc., Ktc.
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The Mobile Collectorshlp.
Washington, June 1. There has been an
earnest contest for the Mobile Collectorshlp,
ex-Senator Warner and Mr. Pearson of that State
wanting the place, supported by their respec
tive friends, but the Secretary of the Treasury
to-day came to the conclusion to iltt Judge
Miller remain in office. Mr. Miller has left for
' Baron Gerolt
has not yet obtained leave of hit Government to
return to Germany. Sir Edward Thornton has
obtained leave of Her Majesty's Government,
and will take passage with his family for
Europe on the 24th Instant.
The appeal of the Now York Central Railroad
Company against the recent decision of Com
missioner Pleasantoa has been referred by
Secretary Boutwell to the Solicitor of the Trea
sury, in order to obtain his opinion as to whether
such an appeal can be made as a preliminary to
final aetion on the subject.
The President Leaves for Long-Branch.
Washington, June 1. President Grant and
family, accompanied by General Porter, left
Washington this morning for Long Branch.
Just before his departure he made the following
Military In the South.
Wasiiinoton, June 1 The Commissioner of
Internal Revenue has sent the following circular
letter to the Supervisors in the Southern States:
"In accordance with the recent proclamation
of the Fresident,the Secretary of War has Issued
orders to the commanding officers in the
various departments directing them to co
operate with the civil officers in the
enforcement of the laws, upon application
by the latter officers for such assistance. When
ever, therefore, the aid of troops is necessary
in your district, you will apply for the force re
quired, directed to the commanding officer of
the department in which the troops are to be
used, reporting your action to this office, and
the circumstances upon which it is based."
Tho Decrease of the Public Debt
during May was 14,439,858-53.
Hon. George Bancroft to be Envoy Extraor
dinary to the German Empire. (This disposes of
the report that Mr. Bancroft was abont to return
to this country.)
The President also appointed William H.
CIsgett and nenry L. Warner, of Montana, and
William H. PaTsons, of Texas, Commissioners
for celebrating the Centennial Anniversary of
American Independence at Philadelphia; George
W. Wood, Collector of Internal Revenue First
district of Texas.
Selah Waters, Assessor Third district ot Ten
nessee, and Alexander H. Wallace, Collector
Fifth district of Tens.
Generals Babcock and Dent and Secretary
Douglass will remain at the Executive Mansion
to transact such business as may fall within the
range of their duties during the absence of the
Sergeant Charles Jackson has been ordered
by the War Department to assume charge of the
National Cemetery at Mobile, Ala.
Captain Boynton will be relieved from duty
at the Military Academy at West Point, to take
effect on September 1, and will join his battery.
First Lieutenant Churchill, 4th Artillery, will
report to the Superintendent of the Military
Academy for duty as Adjutant of the Aca
demy. Surgeon Denby has been ordered to the Navy
Yard at Philadelphia.
Detached Lieutenant-Commander Steadman
from the Naval Academy and placed on sick
Lleutenant-Commander.Cooper from duty on
the Tehuantepec and Nicaragua surveying ex
pedition and ordered to duly in the equipment
department at the New York Navy Yard.
Lieutenant-Commander Remy, from duty on
the Tehnantepec and Nicaragua expedition, and
placed on waiting orders.
Medical Director MeUelland, from the Phila
delphia Navy Yard, and ordered to special duty
Assistant Surgeon Cassin from the Colorado,
and placed on sick leave.
Second Assistant Engineers Smith aad Corrle
from the Mayflower, and placed en waltiag
FROM NEW YORK.
Tbt associated PRESS. I
Exclusively to Tlie Evening Telegraph,
Flro In Sew York City,
Kw York. Jnne 1 A fire this morning at
No. 5 Frankfort street damaged the liqnor store
of Geo. Burghard. The offices of the IrUhDemO'
mcerat and Sunday Democrat were Injured by
water. The loss was smaii.
Kew York Produce Market.
v . -. TnA 1 Cttt &n walr. mlilrlltnflP tin.
. . . ' J .Jl.Jfl.ln.n. 1117. Vlnn. Bt.lJfl
with a moderate demand; fctate, S-60(;6 8; Oslo,
1 0 U "w , ton.", - - - . . w- - -
Wheat quiet; sprlnir, tl 9 afloat; winter red and
amlM-r Western, 67y? Oorn firm; Western mixed
at 6b iUC. IOr QU8UUUU nnu I w, buuuw.
yl.yvk. .i.aTrt Uaaf nnUt Anil ItAAflr. PftrL'
heavy ; new mens. I15015-I&; prime, $1SW14. Lard
XvEHuia Tsi.iosiira Omoil
'Ibanday, Jaaal.ltfL. I
The reports from all sections of tha country
represent the respective money markets as ex
iriv easy. In this city there is a steady
accumulation of available funds, with an unusu
ally lirht business demand for loans, from which
fact the inference is fair that general trad Is
dull and nnsatlsfactory. The abundance of
money, and the cheap rates at which It goffered,
naturally ten! to tstimalato the speculative
i tUJ and thla tb CM now ,na Probably
will be during the summer months. Rates are
very easy, and almost nominal.
Gold continues otet and steady at a range of
lllJilllK. the closing price at noon being the
In Government Ben there is little doing la
this market, but prices are X higher ail throiga
Stocks were moderately active, but prices
were less strong, tales of state 5s at 9: City
6s at 100, intorest off, for th now bonds.
Reading Railroad sold at MJ59; Pennsylva
nia was unsettled, opening at 12, sailing dow
to 1 and closing at the opening price. Sales
of Minohlll at 54, and Oil Creok aad Allegheny
at 62W; 28?f was bid for Philadelphia and Erie,
and 4S.V for Catawlssa p referred.
. Canal stocks were strong and more active.
Bales of Lehigh at SS and Bussuehanna at 11
The balance of tie list was neglected, the
only sale belsg of Manufacturers' Bank at 29K.
PHILADELPHIA STOCK EXCHANGE 8ALSS.
Reported by De Haven Bro., No. 40 S.Thlrd street;
$1600 City es, New.iw
Man penna R j
80S do 69
S do 0. S3
M do... allot. 61V
s e is. six
MS so bso. t
Its . do b5. ct
Its do 69-14
lt do 860. 68X
104 do tVi
tit sh 0 C A A R. . . . MX
11(10 lit An S, SI tS
$100S do 5V
tioosPaes, so ios
fieoetesbA- Indes. 78
tl Phil A B 7s... M
IWOO H A BTop c.. 4S
tMMBch N Ssli.. tn
tsose o st
15 sh Mann Bank.. n
8 sh MlnehlU R... sit
seosh UkMSt.... si
1200 ao st. sx
MESSRS. DE HAVEN It BROTHER, NO. 40 SOUtR
Talrd street, Philadelphia, report tke following
quotations: -New U. ti. es of lstl, lllKOlllH:
u. b. es ot mi, insulin,'; dor isiV.
UXSml dalseA.iiiKtfUix; do. lsso, nixS
111?4 ; do. 1666, now, lisve114; da 1ST, do. 113Ji
114','; d0.1S68,dall3114; 10-4Os,10HO10. u.
8. bo Tear t par cent. Currency, liexam; eold.
Ill $ 111 ; Silver, 107aiosx ; Union Paclfle Rail
road 1st Mort. Bonds, 293V; Central ractflo
Railroad, ie2,saio8i'; Union Paolfle Land Grant
Narb & Ladner, Brokers, report this morning
gold quotations as follows :
10-00 A. M 11-18:a.M 111V
10-05 " lllft U-60 " lUJi
Philadelphia, Trade Report,
TntmsDAT, June 1. The Flour market Is dull, and
for old stock and trades likely to soar by the sum
mer season, prices are weak and unsettled. Tke
demand is mostly for tke home;consumers, whose
purchases foot ap 80S barrels, Includlag superfine at
S5-2635-60; extras at s-6ajt5 8TW! Iowa and Wis
cousin extra family at S-oj6-75; Minnesota do. do.
S7&7-25; Pennsylvania do. do., at 6-25-75; Indiana
and Ohio do. do., at $r7-60; aad fancy brands
at l7-76($9, as In quality. Kye Fiour may be quoted
at 15 87,Si(i. In corn Afeal nothing doing.
The stock of prlme)Wkeat Is light, and for this de
scription a steady demand prevails at full prices, but
loforior grades are neglected. Sales of 8006 bushels
Western red at $lS(l 68; some amber at l-70; aad
400 bashels Western white at $1-77. Rye may be
quoted at 11-1241-15 for Pennsylvania and Western.
Corn is dull and prices weak, bales of veUowat 7c,
and 1804 bushels Western mixed at 730. Oats are
firm, and 1400 bushels white Pennsylvania and
Western sold at 68371c. In Barley and Malt nothing
The last sale of No. l Quercitron was at 130 per
Seeds In Cloverseed and Timothy nothing doing,
aad prices are nominal. Flaxseed is scarce, and
sells at 2-S68-8t.
Whisky is dail and weak. We quote Western Iron
bound at He.
LATEST SIIITPINQ INTELLIGENCES
PORT OF PHILADELPHIA.. JUNE 1
STATE OP THERM0MBTIB AT THE EVENING TELEGRAPH
8 A.M. 7S 1 11 A.M.......T6. 1 1 P. M. 81
Sun Rises. 4-88 Moon Seth..,... s-m
Dun DI1B I XJ I UiUtt WATER........
Halifax. N. S.. MasiIlL. M. shins ra,imn
and Volage, of the Flying Squadron, have arrived
from Bermuda, to victual aad rem befors sailing for
Fathbb point. May ei.-The stAamahin rvrtn.
talon arrived bore at -8t P. M., with 812 piuwengera.
CLEARED THIS MORNTNO. .
Steamship ?lrgiala, Huntsr, Charleston, W. P.
Clyde k Co.
Steamer E. C. Blddle, XcCue, New York, W. P. Clyde
Schr R. G. Whllldsa, Fenalmore, Newbnrynort.
Binnlckson A Co.
Schr Pennsylvania, Ewlng, Greenport, do.
Schr Archer A Reeves, Ireland, Boston, do.
Schr J. Truman, Glbbs, New Bedford, do
Tag Q. B. Uutchlns, Muliord, Baltimore, with a tow
of barges, W. P. Clyde A Co. .
Tug Joe Johnson, Ingraham, Baltimore, with a tow
vi oargcB, w. Jr. vijue VO.
ARRIVED THIS MORNING.
Nor. ship Koska, Steensen. 67 davs from Liver.
pool, with salt to Was. Buam Son.
d learner r aniia, uoane, 84 hours rrom new xork,
witk mdse. and passengers to John F. OhL
Mtoamal .Tan fi firann Sav fwm l.il mam J
uwewut vam J 1 vlU, vtl IIVU1 AlllU UIUIJU Tilt
Norfolk, with mdse. aad passengers to W. P. Clyde
Steamer F. Franklin, Pierson, 13 kours from Baltl.
more, with mdse. and pasaeng era to A. Groves, Jr.
Steamer Beverly, Pierce, 84 hours from New York,
Witk mdse. to W. P. Clyde A Co.
bear Aurora, anis, s aays rrom jrreuenca, DeL.
with gram to Ckrlstian A Co.
Schr Susie R. Gelt. Truax. 1 day from LeiDBtc
Del., with grala to Jos. E. Palmer. -
bchr Anna b. Brown, croweu, isa uardiner, Me.,
witk Ice to Knickerbocker lea Co.
Schr Anna R. Price, Price, from Crlsneld, Md.,
Schr Virgil, Ellis, from Nantlceke, with ties to
W. T. Conquest.
Schr cedar Grove, uennnexson, ins warsk River,
Schr Mary Priscllla, Cooper, from Little Bay, Va.,
Schr Edward Ewlng, Burns, from Stenlngton, Ct.
Schr Koret, Parker, from New York.
Schr C. JL Jackson, Uaocoek, from Fall River.
Schr George II. Bent, Smltk, from Boston.
Scbr L. k A. Baocock, Lee, do.
Sehr J. G. Babcock. Smith, do.
Tug Chesapeake, Merrlhew, from Baltimore, with
a tow of barges to W. P. Clyde A Co.
imrtu Cvcloae, arrived yesterday from Port
Spain Is consigned (vessel) to Knight Sons.
Correspoiidwe of The Evening Telegraph,
KASTON k MCMAHON'S BULLETIN.
New York office, May 81. The following
barges leave in tow to-night for Baltimore, light:
11. fi. Roberts, Kate Stewart, Sarak Anu, C. Mc
Carthy, Yuba, Fremont, and C. J. Hill.
F. W. Tripp, wltn cement, for Philadelphia.
Norman and Alice, with lumber, for Camden.
Baltimore Bbakch Office, May 80. The follow
lug barges left In tow at noon today, eastward :
Bella MoWUllams, Experiment, L. Newkamet,
Ellen, Tannage, Adella. Camilla, C. Church, Prlu
cess, A. C. Coude, aad Hamlet.
Mav 81. Tho following left this A. M.:
M. Shaw, O. Sweet, W. S. Burtoa, O. Newkumel,
H. V. James, L. D. Collins, C. Terrenoe, Board of
Trade, C V. HoogktoD, Mary Dunn, and S. E, Til
ton, all with coal, for New York.
. H. O. Leroy, with coal, for Philadelphia.
J. W. C. Stephens, with coal, for Bridueten.
Phila."phia Branch Office. June I Weather,
-May 81, T?rprii;loui, swinging from S. by W.
to W. by S. ; at 4 P. M. heavy rain squall frem
N. W. to N. ; BubaVcnUy hauled In to N. K. ; then,
at P. M., E. by N. ten, at I P. M. (vane on Inde
pendence Hall steesle seen by moonlight), N. by E ;
lighting and heavy and simultaneous thunder dur
ing the squall. June 1, 4 k. M.. wind N. B. to E. by
N. ; at S P. M., cloudy, misty rain occasionally. Re.
port from the Bay this A. M. : Net enough rain to
sprinkle a gaMen or lay the dust. Barometrical:
May 81, P. M., 89 1 to; June 1, 4 A. M., 80 15-80.
Special Despatch to Th Evning TeUgravh.
IIavrb-vk-Gkacb, J quo 1. The loUowlLg boats
leave in tow to-day:
Colonel U. S. Post, with lumber to Savior, Day fc
rattersoa k Llptlnoett, vlth lumber to Watson
11 alone k Sea.
Ww. A. Simpson, witk lumber to Taylor A Betta. '
K. D. Trump, with lumber to IX Truaip, San k CO.
casco, wltb lumber, for Chester.
PhawaHgtilri, witk laths to A. H. Mcllvaln.
Major J. Moutghan, with bark W ordcf J. IL