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VOL. IV. NO. 134.
Alsace and Lorraine.
Speech of Frinco Bismarck
Ths Times o n th b Vas hfngton Treaty
erniany and the War Indemnity.
The Sutler Impeachment.
Etc., Cto.. Ktc., Etc.. Etc., Ktc.
Ilia Speech Upon the Annexation of Alsace
ana Korraiue.
In the German Diet, on the 25th of May, the
bill respecting the annexation of Alsace and
Lorraine to the German empire came np for
Glscuselon, when a role, Von laczanowskl,
made a bitter attack against the measure. The
Imperial Chancellor, l'rince Bismarck, then rose
una said:
Have no fear, gentlemen, tbat I shall answer tbe
previous speaker.MYoa will, with me, partake of tbe
lecllng tbat bis speech requires n answer. (Very
true !) If I refer to a portion of his distorted state
ments, it is ODly to defend an absent one who has
no voice In these deliberations. This Is, or rather
tbese are, the French Ministers with whom I have
concluded tbe peace. I can give the assurance tbat
no secret provisions exist; the treaty has been con
clnded as it has been published. Besides, I feel tbe
necessity of saying; a few words to you. as I was not
allowed to participate In the discussion upon tbe first
and second readings of the bill, or particularly in
the deliberations of the commission where 1 might
have expressed myself unreservedly. I was glad to
perceive from the result of tbe discussions that you
have resisted the temptation to determine the fate
of Alsace and Lorraine, in the present state of
affairs, farther than at present absolutely neeessary.
It li tint necessary to reconnoitre the country.
'W hat we now have to give the Alsatians is the right
of German citizenship, the privilege of free Inter
course In Germany in commercial and social rela
tions. We must come to a conclusion respecting
tbe form In which we will give them
this citizenship. Thereby it can only bea
question whether Alsace should he annexed to one
of tbe existing States of tbe Union, or whether It
shall be a direct province of tbe Umpire until it
shall have become domesticated in the family. It
has only recently come in question whether AlHace
shall be given to Prussia or whether it shall be an
Imperial province. I have expressed myself un
conditionally for the latter alternative, as I
regard it as more easy for the Alsatians to become
friendly to the name of "German" than to that of
"Prussian." It Is our tasn to -strengthen particu
larism in Alsace. The more they regard themselves
as Alsatians the more they will be inclined to give
up tbe French.
A second subject, In which I, In my absence, had
the luck to bave a vote of want of confidence, Is tbe
question respecting the debt. I do not know whe
ther yon can conceive of the peculiar Impression
made upon me, when I returned from tbe peace ne
gotiations and learned tbat my person had been de
clared without credit. I am entitled to llttie credit
for the great results of tbe war, but I can apply to
myself tbe credit for tbe fact that Alsace is perfectly
free from debts. Upon the negotiations I had it in
view to make a very considerable instalment of the
French war contribution to become payable at an
earlier day than was provided for in the articles of
peace. This was made possible by mydeclarlng myself
willing tbat a part shoald be paid In French bank
notes on condition that the payment should imme
diately be made. Tbe bank notes stand at par in
Alsace, and consequently a week from to-day we
will receive the first 40,000,000 francs In Muhlhausen,
(Strasbourg, or Metz. I bave also agreed that, of the
second rate, which becomes due at the end of this
year, a sum of 125.006,000 shall be paid, already In
the course of the Bnmmer, 60 days after the capture
of Paris. I think tbat thereby I am entitled
to tbe gratitude of the country. However,
yen bave declared to the Alsatians, We send
you this Chancellor, but give him no .mo
ney: we don't stand behind him. (Laugh
ter.) It has never occurred to me to con
tract aents ror the country, u tne country itseir does
not desire it. I would regret In the highest decree.
If you should adhere to your resolntlon. In that
case i would in toe a eaerai uounou give 10 cue om
a new character br which tbe personal co-oneratlon
of the Chancellor would be excluded. Tbe Emperor
can appoint another official. The power must be so
conferred upon me that I can appear before the
country and say : I come with the full confidence
of the German Imperial Diet, and I am quite revly
to do you every service that the country can expect,
out give me me possibility oi uoing tais wnn plea
sure. (Applause.)
In the discussion that ensued Herr Larker ex
pressed regret tbat the Chancellor had mis-
understood mm. in tne vote on tne aeoi mere
was not the least expression of want of confi
dence; it was not the Intention In any way by
law to regulate the future condition of Alsace
and German Lorraine. Prince Bismarck in reply
The public acknowledgment Is far beyond my
merits. I have only said my efforts in favor of Al
aace bave not been recognized, for I could have
come to another arrangement with tbe French. I
cannot recede from my position yon want to fetter
me with respect to the Alsatians. As to the results
tbat would ensue If the law should not be enacted , I
will express no opinion. If the article remains I will
not take tbe resposlbillty another will have to take
it. I will request the Emperor to strike the article
from tbe law and to appoint a Governor for Alsace
ana Lorraine.
How it Is Regarded In England.
From the London 7'imee, May 23.
An interesting constitutional point was mooted
yesterday in the House of Lords respecting the
recently-concluded treaty at Washington. Every
one is aware that this treaty is one of the most
important into which England has entered in
our time. It purposes to conclude an inter
national dispute which has engendered intense
bitterness, at least on one side.
Now, Lord Kussell has given notice of a
motion on the subject la the House of
Lords, which has been postponed until
after Whitsuntide, and stands for the 12th of
June. We learn from America that it is expected
the Senate will ratif y the treaty this week, and
the consent of the President is understood to
have been given. The text oi tne treaty is in
the hands of the Queen's Government, and they
also approve it. There is, therefore, nothing,
bo far aa a member of either House of Parlia
ment knows, to prevent the ratification being
exchanged at once, say during the Whit
suntide recess: and the country would
then be bound by an engagement of
which it has no official cognizance, its
only knowledge being, in fact, derived from our
columns. That the Forelsrn Secretary.
Lord Grey, and Lord Cairns, are technically in
bUQ llUb UlJLfc V v www., tug 1U UL MIO
Crown to conclude a treaty is like its right of
declaring- war. The Crown may declare, war.
but must come to Parliament for the means to
carry it on. Theoretically, the Crown might
ulnnze the country Into war during tho recega.
maintain it for months, till funds became abso
lutely necessary, and in the meantime commit the
nation to a policy which could not be ab&n.
doned. In practice, it is settled that hostili
ties shall not be declared without calling
Parliament together. This is the "constitu
tional" practice in other words, it is an estab
lished usage, the understanding on which suc
cessive Ministries hold office. It seems to us,
in spite of the high arguments for the rights
and dignity of the Crown which were uttered
last nia-ht, that it wou'd be well if an analogous
principle were established with regard to
tne rauncauoa oi ireauee. According to tne
Constitution ot the United States a treaty must
be approved ny tne senate, jora urey urges
that diplomacy cannot be properly carried
on La large legislative assemblies; and U may
be that to require the express sanction .of a
legislative body to every international act
lis in practice somewhat Inconvenient. Bnt we
believe the principle to be sound that, in one
way or another, the Legislature of a nation
out-ht to have tbe opportunity of expressing an
opinion before the nation is irrevocably bound.
As our Constitution Is a thing ef understand
ings, it might be understood that no treaty
shall be ratified until it has been officially com
municated to Parliament, or, at least, made
public in some way, so that Parliament may
criticize It if so disposed. It cannot' be denied
that Parliament has a right to concern Itself
with treaties; it cannot be denied that criticism
after the event is useless. Tbe conclusion Is in
evitable that an Interval before ratification Is
reasonable, and onght to be afforded. If we
apply these considerations to the present treaty,
their justice will, we think, be admitted. In
our opinion, the treaty Is a (rood one, and ought
to be ratified. We believe tbat neither in the
Lords nor in the Commons could any successful
opposition be made to it. But it contains stipu
lations oi tne very mgnest importance and
novelty, just such as may afford material for
endless criticism, and encouraere those purpose
less motions which are brought forward all the
more readily when they can lead to nothing, and
OBly give the opportunity for ingenious cavilling.
A hasty ratification is quite a mine of argument
to the class of critics to which we refer, for
they can always urge that Parliament would
never have consented to that of which they
complain, and that it now refuses to listen to
their rhetoric only because the evil is irremedia
ble. It is clearly better to have a thorough
practical debate at once and have done with the
subject. If a treaty lies on the table of the
House of Commons for a reasonable time, and
no opposition Is made to it, or the opposition
fails, then every one must admit that it has been
accepted by the nation. If It is really objec
tionable, then Parliament has the opportunity
of saving the nation from obligations it would
always chafe under. For these reasons we are
glad to find that, as a matter of fact, the Gov
ernment will not be able to ratify the present
treaty for some three weeks to come.
How Germany Propose to Dispose of the
money ie ue l-aia uy f 'rtuce. .
A correspondent of the New York Times
writes as follows under date of May 20:
A plan for the appropriation of the French in
demnity appeared simultaneously in almost all
seml-ofliclul correspondence yesterday. The
sums to which this plan applies are, first, the
indemnity of two milliards and the interest to
be paid on tnree-tiuus ot that sum. payable at
later periods; second, the contribution levied
on the city of Paris, amounting to 200,000,000
francs; third, the amount of taxes and impost
levied in France by the Germans, and not yet
appropriated to military purposes. No state
ment is made of the exact figures of the latter
amount, dui it is considerable, and was origi
nally to be deducted from tne indemnity. Out
of this fund 240,000,000 thalers will be assigned
to a f nnd for the payment of military pensions,
according to the new Pension law just passed In
Parliament; 40,000.000 thalers will be formed
into a common war treasure for the Empire, out
of which all preliminary expenses of future
wars will be defrayed, as far as the fund goes.
This proposal does not meet with particular
favor among the public. It is a perpetu
ation of the old Prussian policy of accumu
lating money in the State treasury, which
mu-t remain absolutely barren, depriving the
Industry and commerce of the country of the
benefit accruing from the circulation of so much
specie, and the exchequer of the interest ot so
large a sum. Government, in defense of the
scheme, points to the eflects of this state
treasure in former wars, and especially in the
last. The money was ready as soon as the decla
ration of war was delivered, and had only to be
taken out of the cash-room. notwithstanding
this advantage the system is one of false
economy. The same amount would have been
forthcoming had the money been applied to
trade, our UDerai party eyes mis unmis
takable strengthening of the hands of
the Crown, curtailing Parliaments constitu
tional power of the purse, with un
disguised suspicion. Next to these first
and chief items there is a fund to do created tor
the payment of all current expenses of the Im-
Eerial Chancellerle, which are thus likewise to
e removed from the control of the national
representatives. Next comes the money due to
owners of ships and cargoes captured or injured
by the French. Another heavy item is tne com
pensation to be allowed to German and Alsato
Lotharlaglan cities for damages inflicted by
Drench or lierman bombardment, cannonade,
etc. Only the principal claims have as yet been
made out, amounting to, altogether, 57,700,000
francs, viz.: Strasburg, 50,900, (XXJ; Scnlestadt,
2,500,000; Brlsacb, 1,800,000, and Thlonvllle,
3.000.000 francs. Then comes the Davment of
military service by Germans and Alsato-Lotha-
rlnglans. This includes requisitioned pro
visions, caiue, impressed services ui uursus,
wagons, etc.
The Alsato-Lotharinglan fortresses are like
wise to be repaired and enlarged out of the in
demnity. The plans for these works are very
comprehensive, ana consequently expensive,
and almost promise to make the places impreg
nable. Finally, the Germans expelled from
France will receive some assistance compensa
tion it cannot be called, because it must fall far
short of anything like the actual loss sustained
A complete reparation for such losses is of
course utterly impracticable, it was, nowever,
expected that the Government would appro
priate more than seven millions of francs
the amount now definitely assigned to
that purpose. A large amount ot
money will remain over after these various
items have been disposed of, and that is to be
distributed among tbe allied powers. It Is not
proposed to form it Into a joint Imperial trea
sure, because the war costs have been borne by
the individual States separately, and the partial
repayment ought therefore to be likewise made
to the separate excheauers. The amounts dae
to each State win be regulated by the ratio ot
men and horses supplied to the common
army, the half-monthly reports being made the
basis of the calculation. North Germany,) hav
ing comparatively the strongest army and
most numerous laud web. r, will receive the lion's
The regulations by which owners of captured
vessels and cargoes are to obtain compensation
have likewise been determined. The authority
for awarding such compensation is to be a board
of six deputies and four vice-deputies, which
are to meet before the end of the present month,
and to employ the greatest despatch in acquit
ting themselves of their duties. Half of this
board are to be members of the Federal Council,
the other half of the German Parliament It will
have power to require the presence of any per
son whose evidence is desirable, and to examine
him upon oath. All damages included In the
risks provided against by insurance, are eo ipso
excluded from any claim to compensation. The
value of veesels will be calculated accord
ing to their original cost price, a deduction
being made according to a fixed scale for every
year's wear. Owners will, however, be allowed,
If able, to produce evidence to the vessel's
higher value. Cargoes will be calculated at their
value before shipping. Harbor expenses, no
tary's dues, loss of provisions, expenses for the
suttentatlon and journey of the crew, and men
to load and unload cargoes, and all similar
actual outlays, will be recouped. Moreover, the
lose of luggage and other private property to
masters and crews will be repaired. A fixed
tariff has been determined for such reparation.
viz.: To masters, 400 thalers; to first mates, 200
thalers; to second mates and equals in rank, 150
j Lwoers- ana to sailors, tic, iw tuners.
The Conviction of Governor Bntlcr.
From the Omaha Republican.
The conviction of David Butler by the High
Pourt nf lmn..nhm.nt rtf tho fttatn nf Nflhra.l.
and his consequent removal from the office oi
uovernor, nas occasioned a shock even in the
minds of those who believed him most deserv
ing of punishment. He will not fail to realize
tbe lull force of the stunning blow,
for David Butler was an ambi
tious man, and aspired to still higher
honors. It has been assumed by the friends of
Governor Butler that the charges made against
him were the inventions of malice and jealousy,
and that he was really guilty of no wrong
towards the public. These pretenses have
served tnetr purpose, in raising Dim up apolo-
frtfttn ATiA ripfoTiriava jnrlnfr t rift rapont trial Knf
it is quite safe to dismiss them henceforth. That
he converted to his own use nearly 117,000
of the school moneys, without securing the
State, when he ought to have paid them into
the public treasury, is now undeniable; and it
is equally clear that on the stump and to the
Legislature he misrepresented the facts con
nected with that transaction. It is also in
proof that he accepted large sum) ot
money from parties who were favored
with State contracts; and there cannot bo a
doubt that he repeatedly bartered the influence
of his official position for his own private emolu
ment. It has been said that Governor Butler's
"services" in helping to create the city of Lin
coln on the virgin prairie, within a period of
tnree years, ana tne erection of large public
buildings, without taxing the people, should
excuse his slight deviations from official recti
tude. That he has been energetic and enter
prising is doubtless true; but when we look at
tbe character of the public buildings the want
of care In the selection of material, the wretched
architecture (If we except the University), and
tne enormous sums expended we laii to
see the cause for gratitude towards
Governor Butler and his self-sacrificing part
ners in those enterprises. David Butler is no
longer Governor of Nebraska, and his disgrace
ful fall should be a warning to all other officials
in this young Commonwealth. The time has
come to inaugurate a new era. We have had
enough of peculating and speculating in official
positions. Fortunately a Constitutional Conven
tion is soon to sit, which can arm the people
with the power of selecting new agents to
manage their affairs. Let them make a clean
sweep and start anew on a higher plane of offi
cial responsibility.
The Fever Renewing Its Ravages In the
City of Buenos Ayres Sudden Reappear
ance of the Plague with Redoubled Ma
lignancy. Recent aavices from Montevideo represent the
condition of affairs in the stricken capital of the
Argentine riepuono aa not oniy not naviog lrn-
firoved, but having grown alarmingly worse. The
ast advices from Buenos Aires byarazlllan steamer
to Lisbon, and telegraphed here, as already pub.
lisneo, report tne numoer oi aeatns at seven nun
lred per diem. A gentleman by the North
America, direct from Buenos Ayres, estimated
tbat at least 88,000 bad died of the loathsome disease
out of a population of 250,000, and that there were
16,000 sick, the most ef whom would doubtless
never recover. A more deplorable picture could
scarcely bave been conceived than is given of the
misery ana sunering enaurea Dy an, ootn nign and
low. within tbe fated limits of one of the most beau
tiful cities on the southern continent, Since the
reception of the above sad information, the arrival
of the steamer Humboldt brings, if anything, still
sadder news. About the 1st of May the fever seemed
as though it was gradually but slowly abating.
Like tbe mysterious workings of tbe dread cyelone
at sea, an ominous lull, succeeded by a low moan
ing sound as If tbe very ocean bewailed Its lashing,
tbe wind waved through the graceful branches of
the stately palm and bore on its bosom a surcharge
of Infection. In tbe night the fell destroyer was
among them again more merciless than ever. One
by one of those who had lately considered them
selves so fortunate in escaping the disease were
stricken down and In a few hours were borne to
their last resting place. A panic seized all, and In
the terror of the moment little was thought of the
means, so tbat the flight was made secure from a
death which in its horrible attendants can never be
equalled. Tbe fever raged and the flight continued.
Business was again suspended, and the government
was abont being moved to tbe city of Rosarlo wben
tbe gentleman who brought the above information
left for Montevideo.
In the grand old cathedrals and churches, the
organ peals were stifled by the heavy, dark at
mosphere of the fevered precincts, and Instead of
the melodious swell of a symphony, a low dull moan,
in striking consonance with the wail of tbe dying,
resounded upon the ear as requiem upon requiem
was chanted for tbe dead. A veritable pall seemed
to have been thrown over the onoe lovely capital of
the Argentine Republic, and the imagination
could easily ascribe the Intense feeling of oppres
sion which prevailed to a universal death doom
to all within. The air, loaded with conttgton,
had a suffocating effect, whloh even extended to
the remarkaDly deep-toned bells so peculiar
to the churches of all Spanish-American
cities. Tbe chimes, once so sonorous, gave forth a
cracked, death-like clank as tbey tolled cortege after
cortege from the sanctuary to the cemetery. In tbe
commercial quarter, the marts were deserted and
the busy bum silenced ; for the merchant, with all
his eagerness to accumulate wealth, bad long since
fled before the fatal march of tbe malady with those
much dearer to him than all his gold. The gloom,
tbe sadness were all-pervading ; even tbe shipping
tbat lay in the glassy stream In front of the city,
though not Infected with the disease, looked dull,
motionless, and lifeless as tbey rode idly at anchor,
with their huge sails dangling languidly against tbe
masts, giving evidence of tbe panic and wholesale
desertions from on board.
In the suburbs, recently embowered In bloom and
floral loveline ss, the shrubbery and plants appeared
to have partaken of the surrounding ghastllness.and
languished and died where once they grew In such
rank luxuriance.
Aa otato1 sKaha a 1 1 AnmmnnlnatlAn Vt a 4 n n A
(io obtttu muutci on vvuiiuuuivaviuu ua a bcenrjVA
between Buenos Ayres and the outer world, conse
quently there is no Information in regard to tbe
mortality among tne American ana other foreign
residents. It is however reported that Mr. Samuel
F. Lafone, an eminent Knglikh merchant, had been
carried on by the malady. Through the commend
able zeai oi Air. isaw. k. uavison, tne uousui-uene-ral
of the Argentine Republic at this port, and the
munificent charity of a number of merchtnts, the
last steamer to south America carried out nearly
5000 to aid the sufferers in Buenos Ayres.
It is hardly possible, It Is now said, that (he fever
Will abate until the frost appears, which Is never
very heavy in the vicinity of Buenos Ayres, and
there Is little doubt but by that time the South
American city of Buenos Ayres will be In truth a
city oi me aeaa.
Mad Bulls In the Streets of IloboUen.
Unusual excitement prevailed in Hoboken on
Sunday, owing to the escape of eight mad
steers from the slaughter-bouse in Grove street.
Jersey City, which ran furiously along Ferry
street. They suddenly turned into William
street, and entered tne large square lust as the
large congregation were leaving St. Mary's
Church, near oy. ine terror oi tne people
became indescribable. Men, women and children
rushed frantically down the side streets, many
of them falling frequently in their flight. One
of the animals raced towards a man crossing
the square, but the latter fortunately tell, and
the steer swept over him without injuring him.
Three of the beasts took different courses, and
one of them was Bet upon by citizens and
despatched with knives and clubs. Another was
hemmed in at a lumber yard and killed with a
carviner knife while he was planed to the
ground. Tbe five steers hurried through Wash
ington street towards Weehawken, spreadl
consternation on all sides. The pedestriaus
took refuse behind the fenees and trees, while
policemen pursued the animals. The latter faced
towards iiowoken again, dui uy tuo umo mey
reached Seventh street they were either ex-
i haueted or killed.
Vendosr.e Column Restoration.
Letter from Vice-President Colfax.
His Account of His lllnass.
A Floating Cattlo Field.
Frightful Affray on Shipboard.
Colored Laborers' Strike.
Etc., Etc., Etc., Etc., Etc. Etc.
by associated prkss.J
Exclusively for The Evening Telegraph.
Elections Void.
Versailles, June 7 The municipal elec
tions at Marseilles and Tarascon are declared
Twcnty-nve Women were Killed
and fifty injured by a railway accident near
Paris yesterday.
Restoration of ttio Vendome Column.
All the pieces of the Column of Vendome are
found, and the monument will be exactly re
stored. The Bank of Holland.
Amsterdam, June 7 The Bank of Holland
has reduced the rate of discount to 3.
Florence, June 7.
Slgnor Robllante,
appointed Minister to Vienna to replace Slgnor
Dloechl, is now in Egypt for the purpose of
establishing an Italian colony.
Triumph of Ashbury's Yacht. ZZ
London, June 0. Ashbury's yacht Livonia
won the Harwich regatta, beating the Gwen
dolin, Halcyon, Flying Cloud, and Volante.
Andrew Arcedeckne, Commodore of the
Royal London Yacht Squadron, died last week.
The Bank of France.
Versailles, June 7. Ficard has been ap
pointed Governor of the Bank of France.
Lyoni Q,ulet.
Rotunde, Frocureur-General, says the report
of the disturbance in Lyous in false.
The Trial of Communist Leaders
held here as prisoners will commence at once.
The first one tried will be M. Assl.
Louis Blanc has written a letter to the Figaro
denouncing the Commune.
Arrests of Communist leaders continue. Lul-
Her has been secured. Fyat is still at liberty.
It is said Jules Ferry will be Minister to Wash
This Morning's Quotations.
London, Juno 71130 A. M Consols for money.
91 tt; for account. 91. U.S. 5-208 of 1662, 90; of
1865, Old, 90 ; Of 186T, 92 X i 10-408, 88.
Frankfort, Jane e Evening. U. S. Bonds closed
at 96 g for tbe Issues of 1862.
This Afternoon's Quotations.
London, June T 1-36 P. M. Consols. 91 'i for
money and account.
London, June T 1-30 v. m. Beef, iocs.
bt associatbdVrbss.j
Exclusively to Th Evening Telegraph.
Letter from Vice-President Colfax.
New York, June 7. Vice-President Colfax in
a letter to Whitelaw Reid, dated South Bend,
June 5, says:
I am glad to tell you that the journey from
Washington made me stronger, and that here,
in the quiet and happiness of family and home,
I am regaining strength, which shall be guarded
in future more than in the past. I think I have
studied out the causes of the attack which pros
trated me bo suddenly on the 22d of May. A
bronchial affection of several years' standing,
caused by over-much speaking in the open air,
had been aggravated this spring into a severe
bronchial catarrh, accompanied with a slight
bilious derangement. i
"When the President convoked the Senate,
I leit for Washington in such impaired health
that I told my family it was the first time in
twenty years that I had gone to a post of duty
with reluctance, but if I stayed at home it would
surely be attributed, though unjustly, to hos
tility to the pending treaty of peace and recon
ciliation. Although occupying the chair
every day of the session, I was under
medical treatment the whole time,
and so far from the statement being
true which has been so widely published, and
credited to the New York Sun, that I smoked
five or six strong cigars that day on an empty
stomach, I smoked but one Just before
breakfast, six hours before the
attack. I have had three previous attacks of
vertigo, two while speaking, and have been
warned by medical friends of the peril of more
dangerous attacks, but have failed to heed the
warning for the past ten years. Certainly since
first elected to preside in the House, eight years
ago, when my constituency became wider than
a single district, I have never risen in the morn
ing here or at Washington that
I have not felt that I had twice
as much work to do that day as there was really
time for. A correspondence of all conceivable
inquiries, and all kinds of business, etc., often
extending to hundreds of letters per week, I
have attended to myself, in addition to official
duties, always in hours stolen from rest and fre
quently in hours stolen from sleep. The very
day I was attacked, having felt the oppressive
atmosphere of the executive session more un
pleasantly than usual, I left it, and going to my
room wrote a large number of letters to catch
up with arrears of correspondence, returning to
the chair at 4 P. M. Tbe blow fell ten mlnntes
thereafter. It is tbe old story of mental strain
without relaxation; but after this serious warn
ing I Intend to mend my ways, and to recognize
that there is a limit which even the strongest
constitution will not allow to be exceeded.
"Let me, in conclusion, correct another erro
neous statement that I was not able to talk for
a week after the attack. Every day I conversed
with my physicians and attendants, but, feeling
the necessity of quiet, I declined conversing
with nearly all others who visited my room.
"Yours truly, Bchctlek Colfax.
West Point Cadets.
New York, June 7. Among the cadets
pasted at West Point was a son of Brighaia
Young, and the new colored cadet, Napier.
Twenty-one were rejected.
The Mutiny n the Brig Bowen.
The brig Bowen, about whose fate apprehen
sion was felt on account of mutiny, arrived in
the Narrows last evening. The following is the
report of Captain 81eeper, who succeeded to the
command when Captain Amsbnry died: "While
stowing the anchors on the 2d Instant, at 4 P.
M., one of the crew disoseyed orders, and on
being spoken to by the first mate, he aid Cap
tain Amsbnry, who went forward at that mo
ment, were set upon by the crew, six in num
ber, all negroes, and Captain Amsbury was
struck on the head with a capstan bar and
fatally injured. The mate had his shoulder dis
located, and also received two severe wounds
on the head with the capstan bar, from the
effects of which he was disabled three days.
The second mate and steward were also seri
ously injured; got the captain aft, but all
efforts to save him were unavailing, and he
died the same day. The mutineers were taken
ashore last night, and locked up." :
Return of Mr. Greeley.
New York, June 7. Hon. Horace Greeley
arrived at the Tribune office at 10 20 this morn
ing, on his return from his Southern tour.
Exclusively to The Evening Telegraph.
The Colored Laborers' Strike.
Washington, June 7. The colored laborers
were gathered in various places to-day in small
groups, but with apparently a less aggressive
spirit than yesterday. A number of the strikers
are anxious to resume work, but fear violence.
The Board of Public Works, with Governor
Cooke at their head, have decided that $150
per day is as much as the tax-payers can afford
to give, and as little as the laborers can afford
to take.
The board yesterday recommended the con
tractors to suspend work, for fear of violence,
bnt now promise to protect the just interests of
al), and will not yield to violence or counte
nance any attempt to intimidate or interfere
with honest laborers by mebs or gangs of armed
Government Weather Report.
War Department, Office op tub chief Signal
Officer, Washington, June 7 10-30 A. M. Synop
sis for the past twenty-four hours: The weather
remains unchanged weBt of the Missouri river. The
area of lowest pressure has moved northeastward,
and is now central In Upper Canada, whence the
pressure Increases towards the Southeast and South
west. The rain which on Tuesday morning pre
vailed from Missouri to Lake Superior Is now fol
lowed by clearing weainer. uionay and threatening
weather is now reported from Lake Ontario east
ward. The temperature bas risen In the Eastern
States, and fresn southeasterly winds bave con
tinned to prevail there, as well as on the Middle At
lantic coast. Northwesterly winds with clearing
and clear weather are now reported from Lake On
tario and Lake Superior, and southward to the Gulf.
il Probabilities. Westerly winds, with partially
cloudy and clear weather are p'obabie for tbe rest of
tbe day from Lake Ontario southward and westward.
Cloudy and clearing weather are probaole from Ver
mont to Pennsylvania. Tbe threatening; weather of
the lower lakes and Canada will probably move
northeastward. The light rain in Northern Florida
will probably not extend to any considerable dis
tance. Milwaukee Markets.
Milwaukee, June 7. Wheat steady. No. 1. fl'SOX:
No. 2, f 1-29. Receipts, 80,000 bushels ; shipment,
183,000. Freights sail, Bo. ; steam, 9c. ,
The Detailed Meteorological Report for
Tbe following Is tbe meteorological report of tbe
Signal Bureau of the War Department for this
morning, all the observations being taken at 7-43
A. M., Philadelphia time. Tbe barometrical reports
are corrected lor temperature and elevation. The
velocity of tbe wind Is given in miles per hour,
and the force is an approximate reduction to the
Beaufort scale:
Place of Olser. c ti le Jt
Baltimore. 8-87 74 8. W. 19 Brisk. Cloud
Boston. !9-88 TO S. W. Gentle, tstrm
Cape May 29-84 67 8. 10; Brisk. Clear
Charleston, 8. C. 29-87 80 S. E. Fair
Chicago 89 84 6S W. U Bilsk. Clear
Cincinnati 29-68 72 N. W. I V, gent. Clear
Detroit 89-66 68 N.W. 10 Brisk. Fair
Key West, Fla.. 29-94 81 E. 6 Oentle. Fair
Memphis 89-90 78 N. K. V. gent Fair
Mt. Washington. 29-95 47 W. 30 High. Cloud
New York 29-8J 72 8. E. 6 Gentle. Cloud
Norfolk 29 90 li 8. B. 8 Oentle. Cloud
Omaha 29-92 l N.W. 6 Gentle. Clear
Oswego 29-B7I 67 8. e Gentle. Cloud
Philadelphia 29 S4I 78 8. E. .. .... Cloud
Pittsburg 29-89 ! 74 N. 6 Gentle. 1. rain
St.louis 29-9li 72 N.W. 1.... Clear
Washington 1W841 79 8. w. 7 Geatle. Oloud
Wilmington, N.C 29-921 81 8. W. 3 V. gent. Fair
A Strange Presentiment.
The Scranton (Fenna.) Republican tells the
following sad story of one of the victims of the
late Fittstou disaster:
"William James expired about 8 o'clock on tbe
afternoon of the Tuesday following the catastrophe,
and waa the last added to the list of those upon
whom tbe death-angel laid bis band in that awful
havoc. Ee was a Welshman, and bad been
In this csuntry about seven mouths. On the morn
ing of the dreadful day in question be bad
taken his breakfast, and his wife bad made ready
bis dinner and set tbe pall beside blm. For
some time he sat wrapped In thought, bis arms
folded, bis eyes fixed vacantly upou the stove, and a
deep melancholy apparently brooding over him. lie
was aroused from bis reverie by his wife telling him
that his dinner was ready, and that he would be late,
as the bell bad rung. He started to his feet, and
gazing upon ber for a moment with a look full of
tenderness and signlCcavce, said to her, 'If
1 should not come back alive, would you
be In such a hurry petting me out 7'
Tbe wife answered 'No,' but remarked
that 'if be was going at all it wss time be waa gone.'
He lifted bis pall without saying a word, and after
kissing his wife, kissed bis four little children, who
were sitting playtng on the door-step. When be
bad got about fifty yards from bis borne be returned
again, and kissed bis wife and children once more
with great fervency. His wife noticed that be was
tbe victim of gloomy forebodings, and as he
turned away she was about to entreat
blm Bot to go to work If he apprehended any dan
ger. But hope and courage and the pressing neces
sities of their family overcame ber Intention, and
she let him go. She 3tood in the door and watched
him on his way to the fatal pit. Wben at a point
where be turned out of ber sight, be paused and
cast a wiBtful look toward bis home and llttie ones,
and seeing bis wife, waved with his hand a last
adieu. He parted with his loved ones forever." .
KvzNtKO TsxaoBAra Omci,
Wadawddf, J una 7, lsl L I
Yesterday and to-day there bas been a decided
Improvement lu tbe demand for speculative
loans, but it is not yet sutflclent to effect any
material change in the supply and demand.
There is still a large amount of capital seeking
temporary and steady employment, and loans
aie freely advanced at 4 per cent, subject to
demand, with good collateral securities, and at
hfa, 6 per cent, on time contracts. At the banks
depositors in good credit obtain all they want
at these figures.
Gold is quiet and weak, the sales ranging from
ma 112,Y, opening at the latter and closing at
Government bonds are qnlet and steady at last
night's clesing prices.
At tbe 8tock Board there was a good business
done, and prices show a further advance. No
State or city securities were sold.
Reading Railroad was quiet, but stronger,
eellineatsa ei; Pennsylvania advanoed, selling
at 62(S)G2K, and allotments at 61; Camden
and Amboy changed hands at 1275128; and
Mlnehlll at 54V. Catawissa preferred attracted
attention, and sales were freely made at 48
48. .
Canal stocks were quiet, with trifling sales of
Lehigh at 88 and Morris preferred at 124.
The balance ot the list was strong but inac
tive. Mechanics' Bank sold at 83 and Central
Transportation at4tt-
Reported by De Haven Jk Bro.. No. 40 g.Thlrd street.
fikst Board.
n Fenna 7S...100
liooo Leh gold L... 93
$4000 d nji
14200 8cb N 6s, 83. 81
fiooo Leh R L 92
1100 Leh , 84.... 88)tf
1300 C ft A m 68, 89 95U
28shMecb Bk 88
69 ah Fenna 62
4 do... allot. t
17 do... allot. 61 ft
860 do. receipts 6t
160 do 69 V
10 do 62W
109 ShRA4R..b30. 08-91
41 So SO. 68-69
ie sh Can t Am..nrv
7 do 18T
8 do .188
CO do isg
1 sa Mlnehlll. 54
BOO sb Cata Pf . .S60. 48
40 do 8d. 48V
IsshLeb. NavSt.. 88 v
18 sh Cent Trans. . . 4s
10 BhMorCl pf....l24
15shLebValR.... 62
Messrs. William Paintbr fc Co., No. 86 8. Third
street, report the following quotations : U. 8. 6s ef
1881, 117i117.5tf J 6-80S 011869, 112112,','5 do. 1864.
112M1112: do. 1866, 112U2; do., July, I860,
1U114V: do., July, 1867, 114VU4K: do. July,
1S68, 114mll4H; 10-408, HOailO. U. 8. PaclflO
R. It Currency 6a, t&UX. Gold, lllauav.
Market firm.
Messrs. dk Haven t BROrmnt, No. 40 South
Third street, Philadelphia, report the following
quotations: New U. 8. 6s of 1831, lllW(ail2;
V. 8. 68 Of 1881, 117VU7X: HO? 1863,
1115,3114; do. 1864, mmyt', do. I860, 111(4
112S, ; do. I860, new.iHiUH; dO.1867, d0.1144
ny, ; dal868,de.ll4ll4f ; io-40s,l09ft(ilotf. U.
8. 80 Years percent. Currency, llBaii6.V old,
11179 112H!; Silver, 107lO8j: Union Pacific Rail
road 1st Mork Bonds, 9192J; Central Paclflo
Railroad, I02oi2 ; Union Faolfle Land Grant
Bonds, 66W1X.
Narb Si Ladner, Brokers, report this morning
gold quotations as follows:
lo-oo A. M m'i
10-80'A. M 113
10-15 " ....ns-i
10-45 " 112X
1215 P.M 113
Philadelphia Trade Report.
Wednesday, June?. Tbe Flour market Is dull,
the demand being limited to the Immediate wants
of the home consumers, whose purchases comprise
small lots of superfine at f5-2S5-60; extras at
S-62)f(g5-87X; 2008 barrels spring Wheat extra
family, on private terms; Iowa, Wisconsin, and Min
nesota do. de. at $6-tW'46-75, the latter rate for
fancy ; 200 barrels Indiana and Ohio do. da, at tt&
7-66 ; and fancy brands at $7-75(39, as in quality "Rye
Fiour may be quoted at S 876. In Cora Meal
nothing doing.
Tbe Wheat market Is without improvement, tbe
demand being limited ta prime lots for the supply
of the local millers. Sales of Pennsylvania and
Western red at tl-66l-S5 ; amber at f 1 6S$W0 ; and
white at $l-70(l-84. Rye is held at f 112 115 for
Western and Pennsylvania. Corn Is Inactive, with
considerable ottering. Sales of sooo bushels yellow
at 73l4c., and Western mixed at 72c. Oats are
quiet at the recent concession. Sales of Pennsylva
nia and Western at 6768c
In Barley and Malt nothing doing.
Cloverseed and Timothy are nominal ; Flaxseed is
scarce, and wanted by the crushers at 83-25.
Whisky Is unchanged. Sales of 20 bbls. Western
iron-bound at 94c, and 60 bbls. Pennsylvania wood
bound at 92c
8 A. BL........7S 1 11A.M.. 83 1 8 P. M...05
Sew Risss. 4-81 1 Moon Sets 110
Sum Sara 7-86 Hioh Water e u
By Cable.)
London, June 7. Steamship Weser, from New
York, touched at Southampton to-day.
Steamship Assyria, from New York, was off Mo
Vllle te-day.
Steamship Bavaria, from Asplnwall for Hamburg
touched at Southampton yesterday. .
Steamship City et Baltimore, rrom Llverneol for
New York, Is at Queenstown to-day, disabled. .
rsr Bark Gulseppe Prata, Captain Masella, from
Philadelphia 14 area 81, at Cork, reports bavlnir
shipped a sea which carried overboard the master,
one mate, and several sailors, all of wnom were
ifiV Telegraph.)
Niw York, June 7. Arrived, steamships Alex
andrla, from Glasgow, and Helvetia, from Liverpool.
Steamships Moro Castle, from Havana, and San
Francisco and Fahkee, from Bermuda.
Steamship J. w. Everman, Holmes, Richmond via
Norfolk, W. P. Clyde & Co.
Steamer E. C. Biddle, MoCue, New York, w. P. Clyde
Steamer J. B. Watson, Baer, Chester, Graeff. Roth
ermel A Co.
Brig Velocity, Darrell, Demerara, Lennox fc Bur
gess. ...
Schr J. H. Walnwrlght, Abrams, Charlcstown.
Graeff, Rotbermel & Co. ' w,
Schr Mary Haley, Haley, Newport, do.
Schr Sarah Clark, U rifling, Providence, do.
Schr Alex. L. Massey.Donelly, Norwich, do.
Schr Maria RexanaPalmer, Warren, do.
Scbr 11. T. Hedges, Franklin, Danversport, do.
Barge Eleanora, KantlL New York, . , j do.
Barge Edward Davis, Kelly, do. do.
Tug Joe Johnson, Ingrabam, Baltimore, with a tow
of barges. W. P. Clyde A Co.
Tug G. B. Hutcbins, Mulford, Baltimore, with a tow
of barges, W. P. Clyde A Co.
Steamer Fannie, Fenton, 84 hours lrom New York,
with indue, to W. M. Balrd & Co.
Steamer Black Diamond, Meredith, 34 hours from
New York, with mdse. to W. M. Baird k Co.
Steamer E. C. Biddle, McCue, 84 hours from New
York, with mdse. to W. P. Clyde A Co.
Steamer Bristol, Wallace, 84 hours from New York,
with mdse. to W. P. Clyde A Ce.
Brig George E Prescett, Buckmlnster, from Vlnsi
Haven, with granite to Lennsx A Burgess.
Schr Nellie Treat, Trim, from Bangor, with lum
ber to GaskUl k. Sens. ,
Schr F. A. Sawyer, Nutter, from Calais, Me., with
lumber to W, A. Levering.
Scbr A. B. Cranmer, cranmer, from Norfolk, with
ties to Camden and Amboy KK, Co.
Schr Garnet, Burns, from Milton, with wood to
Camden and Amboy KR. Co.
Scbr Adelia Keller, Young, from New York, with
salt to Win. Bumm & Son.
Schr K. F. Meany, Lewis, from Portland, Conn.,
with atone.
Scbr Adeline Townsend, Rlslev, from New York.
Scbr Northern Light, Irelan, from Fair Haven.
Schr Ann K. Card, Tyler, from Boston.
Scbr J. S. Worth log ton, Brown, from Providence.
Tugs Thomas Jefferson, Allen; Fairy Queen, Wil
son; and Lookout, Shearer, from Baltimore, wlta
tows of barges to W. P. Clyde & Co.
Iir Brig Nancy Ross, arrived yesterday, Is from
Demarara, net Havana, as before reported.
Correspondence of The Evening Telfpraph.
New Yoke Ofkicr, June 6. Tbe following
barges leave in tow to-day for Baltimore, light:
E. B. Hmmons. D. R. White, Passat C. H. Gage,
J. W. Morris. Clinton, J. L. Post, James Frazae, (J.
Winters, laaao Filklns, National, and L. D. Jarrard.
Liberator, with lumber, for Baltimore.
Charley, with Iron, for Trenton. ' '
Baltimohb Bmakch Okfick, June (.Those re
ported last utght did not leave until this A. M.a with
tbe following-
( aacadilla, Governor Jones, and Honest Abe,
Philadklphia Bkakcu Okficb. June 7. Tbe
C. U. Wlnne, Sarah Ann, and Alpha, with coal, for
New York, left last evening.
F. W. Tripp, with pig Iron, for Baltimore, left
yesterday. L. S. C.
Special Despatch to' The Horning Telegraoh.
Havrs-bb-Gbacb, June 7. The following posts
leave In tow to-day :
W.N.Carter, Lliczle, and A. S. Goodman, wlta
lumber to Patterson & Lippinoott.
Delaware and Hudson. Kmmi and Harry, and
Baltuuwre Coal Co., with lumber to Wctson Maloue
A Son.
Dodge Mills, with lumber to Baylor, Day A Morle,
J. B. Anduureld, with coal to capuia.
1 Mollle, with bark, for Wilmington. '
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