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VOL. Vll.-No. 33.
PHILADELPHIA, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 1867.
DOUBLE SHEET TITHEE CENTS.
SteDe at the Opening of Parliament
i incn Victoria "Going Down" tu the
Monse-Dismal Weather and a Sullen
Reception by the People-No Cheer for
Royalty, but Lond Crlee for He for in
The Crowd Ripe for Mischief, Etc.
Los iioh. February 5. Queen Victoria opened
tbe adjourned session of t!ie Uritlsh Parliament
m person at two o'clock this afternoon, hrr
Mairstt going in utatc Irom Buckingham Pa
lace to the House of Lords, in order to read her
fpeech trom the throne on the occasion. A
cold ami dreary morning ushered in a rainy,
heavy day, and the popular belief and super .Hl
tlon that such royal pageants are specially
i,w.ITd Jnh Uuu weather, or "Queen's
weather," as they term it, utterly faded of
realization in this instance.
. Tne Queen arrived at Buckiticliani Palace
Ironi Wiudsor ui 11 o'elocK in the morning. Sh
was met by the Cabinet Minister and great
ofhr ers of state, the heralds, pursuivants, and
other functionaries, when the procession was
termed. The proces-ion left Buckingham Palace
at 1 o'clock in the aiternoon. There was a tine
display ot military, but The plumes of the sol
diers were dragaled, and their uuilorms ren
dered dull with heavy sparkles of rain.
There were large numbers crowds of people
U, but they were .ilmost hidden under a lorest
d expanded umbrell.-.s. There was noenthu
Mw ni among them; there was no cheer as the
Queen drove up to Westminster Hall, or when
she alijchied, and no cheers tor the Prince of
wales. The military baud played the air "God
Save the Queen," in really fine style; but the
Music appeared to fall on what may bo termed
Knlleu ears, for the people made no response.
On ieachlng the Parliament the scene in the
Jlouse of Lords was roaunidcent. The nobility,
including the peers, their wives, and dignitaries
of the Church, wee present In gorgeous cos
tumes and robes. The peeresses and other ladies
were in lulldress, their costumes glittering with
diamonds, and many of them, entitled bv rank
witb coronets on their heads. They wore cloaks
Queen Victoria, who was superbly robed, was
duly announced by the heralds, and was re
ceived on entering the House by the vast
budience rising to their leet. Her Majesty
ascended the throne, the Premier of England,
the Lord Chancellor, and other officers of the
Crown taking their proper positions near her.
The members of the House of Commons hav
ing been duly summoned, a large number of the
lionotaole gentlemen attended at the bar ot the
Home of Lords. When silence wbr obtained,
the Queen rose and read her speech in a clear
and firm tone of voice.
At the conclusion of the speech the session of
Parliament was declared July opened, and the
royal cortege, having retormed. returned to
Buckingham Palace. The scene of the return
was even. If possible, more dismal than that on
the approach. Everybody in the crowd was
thoroughly soaked with the rain. As tbe pro
cession passed along the Queen was greeted
with cries of "Reform !" "Reform !" The people
chaffed and made fun of the police, and soldiers.
There was not a cheer given. The police be
haved with very gieHl torbearance and mild
ness, or trouble would have ensued, as the large
crowds which were turned out were evidently
ripe for mischief.
There was a general prediction uttered that
the present is the last Parliament which
Queen Victoria will open in person.
There are great preparations being made here
lor a grand reform demonstration on the 11th
instant. The people a-sert that they
will on that aay show her Majesty the Queen a
procession worth seeing. The bitiemess
towards the Cabinet, and even Crown, is un
disguised. There are placards posted in every
street saying that "men without votes are
serfs." Even the personal reuard entertained
tor Queen Victoria is in danger of being over
fb ad owed by the furor of reform.
The Queen has resolved to appear in public
more frequently. A series of royal receptions,
t take place at the Palace, commenced to-day.
NAPOLEON S REFORMS.
Public Opinion on the Imperial Measure
What the French Say,
From La France of Paris, January 22.
The official journal has announced to the
country me consuiuiionai reiorms wnieu we
foresaw some days ago, and the principal points
of which we bud already mude known. These
acts speak sufficiently tor themselves; it would
be difficult to plae a commentary side by side
with this great manifestation of imperial initia
tive. However, we do not tear being mistaken
In saying that the country will see in it anew
progress, and will awai't with confidence the
experiment which is going to be ma le in the
practice ot constitutional liberty. The presence
of the Ministers in the Chamber, the right of
interpellation, the liberty oi the press, and the
right oi meeiina such are tne retorms which
the Emperor has spontaneously accorded. They
reveal once more that spirit of foresight which,
bos always so well understood the wants of his
time and theleeitiraate wishes of public opiuion;
and if in their practical application they
respond to the imperial programme, they will
mark a new era in the development of our insti
tutions. From the Tarts Steele, January 22.
That solemn discussion (the debate
on the address) in the French chambers reallv
offered of late years no inconvenience. The loss
f time complained of in the Emperor's letter
did not exist, since the presentation of the bud
get and of all the. Jmportant bills never took
place until some duft, or even weeks, after the
grand debate on tiia address. In the present
state of Europe, we grea ly regret the decision
come to. lor the patriotism of the members of
the legislative body could have imparted a great
force to the negotiators ot France. As to the
right of interpellation, will it be of a bona-pde
cbaiactcr, where its exercise is subjected to the
approval of tour bureaus out of nine ? So regu
lated, it is an arm in the huuds of the majority,
which will sometimes, no doubt, be tempted to
use it, but also at other times to eniplov it im
properly. As far as tbe opposition is coucerned,
we teel great apprehension that this faculty will
be illusory. As to the press, our opinion is well
known. In default of the jurv, we prefer the
administrative intervention, which ottered a
certain moral responsibility lorthetunctionaries
having Jurisdiction in the matter.
From the. Pari ConsiUutiounet, January 22.
Napoleon III, after having giveu us security
nd order, those essential conditions of all
society, is continuing at present the liberal work
commenced by the decree of November 24, lsoo.
In bis far-seeing prudence, and penetrated by
the sentiment of his nigh respousibilitv. the
Emperor has believed that the hour hascoine
lor enlarging the circle of public liberties. The
empire baa already given to France fifteen years
ot profound tranquillity, prosperity, aud glory.
J he ground appears to his Majesty at present
nutnclently consolidated for such valuable re
sults not to be endangered by the additional
concessions enumerated in the decree ol Janu
fll. n1,auounced in the letter to the Mtu
ffiSnSu1! P01 I" will thus have had
itnr ThVcr aBd founder of liberty in
1 '5 ' batl(?n wUl Kreet with confidence
Sa?ehe&,r,'b,ch "ill mark a new
date in tne History ot a great reign.
From tin Epoque of Paru, January 22.
the Chambers; press offences will be submitted
to the correctional tribunals; and a new law
will regulate, the right of meeting. We shall
examine each of these modification succes
sively and in detail; we shall consider tbe exact,
scope they may assume in practice, and 'spe
cially to what extent they will contribute to the
development of liberty.
But one thing strikes us at once, and that is
the constant anxiety ot the Emperor to place
our institutions in unison with public opinion,
and his desire to listen at the same time to tbe
voice of experience, and that of the country.
In presence of this homage rendered to pro
gress, we are convinced that ameliorations,
even the most opportune, are never definitive.
Progret, is by its very nature successive and
daily, like experience. And that. Is why the
nation, in receiving with satisfaction what It
obtains to-day, and confident in the inevitable
development of its destinies, will always justly
expect that the empire and liberty have not
attained their nt film ultra.
From the Qa.cVc Oe France, January 22.
Tbe ron.ors which had been current lately
were, unhappily, well founded. The Enineror
withdraws from the Legislative body tne right
to draw up an address in reply to the sneech,
and the deputies of the nation will no longer
present in a body the wishes and complaints of
meir constituents, ine fcmperor will speak ot
the general affairs ol tbe State, and the Senators
aud Deputies will listen in silence. During six
years it has been believed (from 100 to 18(17)
that it was the duty of a Deputy to clearly and
respectlully express tbe opinions of those who
had leturned him on the progress of a Hairs, at
the opening of the Chambers What was con
sidered good in 18ii0 Bcems objectionable in 18U7.
We repeat it, we are profoundly atliicted at the
suppression of tbe address, for which nothing
will compensate; we do not even escepttbe
right ot interpellation, such as it is established.
Four bureaus out of nine are a serious hin
drance, and which in practice will show ad th-it
liberty loses by the abolition ol the right of
address. What until now had made us doubt
the correctness of the rumors as to the reform
on tins point is mat, in our estimation, tbe legis
lation under which the elections of 18(13 were
made ousbt to be maintained until the expira
tion of the period lor which the deputies were
returned. It seems to us that there was an inti
mate relation between tae deputy's mission and
the political conditions under which he was to
exercise his functions. On that point we be
lieve we faithfully express the sentiments of the
country, which certainly expected to see its
deputies retain until lH(i!i the prerouatives they
po-essed in 1m;3, when they were named. The
other reforms aunounced are not sufficiently
deiined for us to pror ounce on their liberalism
before knowing the laws which will regulate
A Curious Story from the Eait.
The f all, Ala'l Gazette says:
"An astounding letter has been received by
the French Minister of Public Instruction from
M. Lejean, who has been sent by the French
Government on a journey of scientific explora
tions to India and the Peif lan Gulf, aud who
dates lroro Abusbehr (Bendershehr), a seaport
on the east coast of the. Persian Gulf. The dis
coveries he reports to have male are of so ex
traordinary a nature that we scarcely like to
repeat them without further confirmation.
They extend from the oldest times to tho
Alexandrine period, and even Irom the Arians
to Buddhism. He speaks of having discovered
ante-Sanscrit idioms (lontjues paleo-aricnnes)
'still spoken between Kashmir and Afghanistan
by the mountain tribes.' and he undertakes to
prove 'that these languages have a more direct
connection with the European languages than
San6crit.' In the Persian Gulf be has followed
'step by step' the voyage of Nearchus, the com
mander of Alexander the Great's ileet, who (in
326) Balled in about five months from the mouth
of the Indus to the Persian Gulf, and fragments
of whose voyage are preserved in Arrian. Near
Abusbehr M. Lejean has discovered, according
to bis report, two ruined cities of the Perse
politon period, viz., Mesambiia (now Ruhil)
and the Hieraraetis of Nearchus (Glieramita.")
How Pattl Learns an Opera.
The Vogue 1'arisienm gives the following de
tails of the system by which Patti learns a
new opera. Her biotlier-in-law Is her master.
Wherever she resides a piano is always placed
in a room next to her private apartment, so
that every note played on it cau be heard be
her. When a new pait is to be learnt by her,
her brother-in-law. without warning her before
hand, plays whatever air he thinks likely to
please her; and as though he were only play
ing tor his own amusement, recommences the
same air three or tour times. AdehnuM voice
is soon heard in the next room, as it were
echoing the mot'f. Tbe Professor continue,
aud perhaps iings the tenor, while he plays
soprano on the piano. This 6eldoin lasts many
minutes. The door of tbe drawing-room is
opened by Palti, sinking all the while; she
takes her brother-in-law's place at the piano,
and now, thoroughly excited, studies the part
with all the ardor of her artist nature. In two
days Adelina knows the music as well as the
libretto ot a whole opera, and per lor ma her
part in it at the Italieus within a week of
having first received the score, with what tri
umphunt success I need not relate.
The Will of Julius Wlnklemeyer.
Ibe great brewer of Market street, St. Louis,
who died last week, leaves an estate valued at
nearly half a million. The following are the pro
visions of the will :
After providing for the payment of his debts
and funeral expenses, he bequeaths to his chil
dren, viz., Julia, ajed fifteen years, Christo
pher, aged 14 years. Charles, aged eleven vears.
Julius, aged seven years, Adolpu, aged five
years, and Ida, aged three years, the sum of one
dollar each. To the South St. Louis School,
$100. The remainder of hts estate, real, per
sonal, aud mixed, is devised to his widow, Chris
tiana Wiuklenieyer Von Mtifel: provided, how
ever, 1 hat in case she shall marry again she shall
be entitled only to such part as shall be legally
due her by reason of her dower right: and pro
vided again iliat, in case either of the chil
dren shall come of use and then commence a
business of his own, or shall marry, then the
widow to pay to either of such children $j000
in one year after the commencement of business
or marriage. Charles and Christopher Stifel are
appointed executors. Tbe will is dated May a,
18G0, and is witnessed by Roger Roetger, C. C.
Hartinau, and Louis Reinken.
A Ballet Daucer Arrested.
Mad'lle Salvionl, tbe ballet dancer, at present
fulfilling an engagement at the Argentina
Theatre in Rome, has beeu arrested by order of
the authorities, under the following clrcu in
stances: She dances In a ballet entitled The
Countess of Eqmont, and at a certain part of
the performance has to embrace one of tho
characters, who is supposed to be her lover.
The Lieutenant ol the Vicariat, being anprehen
sive that the public would be shocked by ibis
amatory exhibition, ordered Mad'lle Salvioni to
discontinue It. She refused, alleging that the
person she embraced was a woman like herself,
though dressed in ma'e attire, and that tbe
audience were aware of the fact. To punish her
disobedience the Lieutenant sent four gen
darmes to arrebt Mad'lle Salvioni, and the
arrest would appear to have been made on the
stage. As a great favor, the rebellious danseuse
was a''owed to remain under arrest in her own
house. Foreign Letter.
Opera in Bombay At Bombay the Italian
opera company have had a special evening for
native ladies, "under the patronage ot her
lllgnnefg the Ranee of Jum Khundec." A
grand opera and ballet formed tbe entertainment.
Teresa Baglola Sickles.
This lady died at her residence in Fifth ave
nue, New York city, on Tuesday night, of con
gestion of the luisgg. Teresa Bagiola was born
In Florence, Italy, and was brought to this
country while an infant by her father, Luigi
Pagloln, who was at one time a fine baritone
singer, and afterwards a popular m usic teacher
in New York.
When ecarcely fifteen years old, just blooming
Into womanhood, and one of the most beautiful
and charming of her sex, he became ac
quainted with Daniel E. Sickles, who Lad left
bis trade, printing, for the profession of the
law, and had been elected a member of Con
gress. Mr. Pickles was re-elected to tho Thirty
hi sth Congress, and took Lis wife to Washing
ton, where she became one of the reigning
belles of that gay city of magnificent distances.
She was not long a resident of the National
Capital before an acquaintance with Colonel
Philip Barton Key took place, which resulted
in an improper intimacy. General Sickles dis
covered that his bed ha. J been dishonored, and
in February, 1n59, he met Mr. Key In the street,
near the Cauitol, ai d killed him.'
For this homiclue be was arrested, and, after
n trial lasting tweuty days, be wa acquitted,
me jury lenuering a verdict ot justifiable lurm
cide. Mis. Sickles sought mid obtained the for
giveness of her husband, niter the most tortur
ing repentance, and they lived happily together
General Sickles served in the army during the
Rebellion, and attained the rank of Maior
Gcneral of Volunteers, which he still holds. He
lost a leg t the battle of Chancellorsvlllc.
.Mrs. Bickles was a woman of such sweetness
of disposition as to have won the admiration of
all, and in the seclusion of her after-lite she had
the gratification of receiving hundreds of con
doling letters lrora sympathizing friends, who
refused to forget her tor her misfortune's sake.
Commander Samuel Swattwout, United
The death of this veteran naval officer took
place yesterday at the Naval Hospital, Brook
lyn, after a painful and lingering illness. Tbe
dec eased was born in New York State in lsO,
and as consequently sixty-two years of ago at
the time of his deatli.
He entered the naval service on the loth day
of May, 1820, and In lH'22 was assigned to duty
as a midshipman on tbe ship Hornet. Tbe fol
lowing four years were passed m thesame capa
city on board tbe corvette Cyane, sloop Pea
cock, and frigate Constitution. On the 9th of
February, 1837, he was commissioned a lieuten
ant in the service, and on the 14th of September,
J8.'.r, was commissioned a Commander, which
rank he held ever afterwards. Although the
late Commander took no active part in the late
war, nor in the war with Mexico, he was, never
theless, accounted an able officer. Eutering the
navy, as he did, ut a time when there were no
bteam war vessels, his profession was studied in
the severest possible school.
His promotion to tbe rank of Commander
during a time of profound peace, unbroken
save by the war with Mexico, and in which the
navy took but a small part, would attest his
skill and ability. For several years past, the
Commander has been in con mi find of the naval
rendezvous at New York, and in tbe exercise of
his duties won many lriends. As one of the
representatives of a time when the nation was
yet struggling in its intatcy, his death will be
generally regretted, particularly when we con
sider his laitbful set vices to the country of
nearly half a century.
Sir Adam Hay.
Late English papers announce the recent
death ot this baronet at Cannes, on the 18'h
ultimo. He was born on the l ith of December,
1795, and married in 1823 to Henrietta Callcndar,
by whoin he hail several children. Robert,
second son of the deceased, succeeds to tbe
title and estates, which will be shared by an
American lady. Sir Robert having married
Sally, daughter of Mr. A. Duncau, of Providence,
Mr. D' Alton.
The Irish papeis announce the recent death
ot this gentleman, distinguished for his writings
on Irish history and antiquities. He is well
known as the author of the "History of the
County of Dublin," "Memoirs of the Archbishop
ot Dublin," and an "Essay on the Social and
Political Stale of Ireland from the First to the
Twelfth Century," tor the last named of which
he obtained a eold medal and tbe highest prizes
from the Royal Irish Academy. In addition to
those mentioned, Mr. 1' Alton wrote many other
works, and was a contributor to several British
The Seward-Motley Correspondence.
WHO IS M'CRACKENf
The New York Tribune of this morning says:
"George W. McCracken, of New York, is the
man who wrote the letter to the President
about the infamous conduct of our Ministers
and Consuls in Europe; ot which Mr. Johnson
spoke te Mr. Seward; of which Mr. Seward
wrote to Mr. Motley; of which Mr. Moiley wrote
to Mr. Seward; as (o which the Senate inquired,
and which we present to the public to-day.
Geo.W. McCracken, ol NewYork, is the man who
peeped through the kty-hole, who listened at
the crack, who was up tbe chimney, and who
has been dragged out Irom under the table by
the nose. The Senate ot the United States now
bus Geoige W. McCracken, of New York, by
that promiueut leature which he has poked
about so industriously, und if the Senate snould
pull it, before letting it go, we hope that honor
able body will take Major De Boots' advice, aud
'pull it gently, geutly, gently."
"Who is George W. McCracken, of New York !
We have looked In voiu for his name in the
New York, Brooklyn, and Jersey City Directories.
Nobody seems to know him, and prob bly no
body wants to kuow Lim. He is apparently
the "utt- rly obscure person" that Mr. Sumner
declared him. Indeed, it is doubtful whether
theie is such a person as George W. McCracken,
of New York; for even the man vulgar enough
to write sueh a letter would scarcely be stupid
enough to sign his hue name. George W.
McCiacken, ot New York is, possibly, assumed
to conceal a man who, though not ashamed to
do adirty thing, was ashamed to be known as
"Yet upon such a letter as this, from begin
ning to end malignant, disgusting, aud unmis
takably false, Mr. Seward could question the
patriotism of - a man so distinguished as Mr.
Motley, and ask him for a confirmation of the
grossest slauders 1 A letter which calls one of
the icpresentatives of the United States in
Europe a flunkey, another a vulgar, ignorant
fellow, another a common drunkard I It is sur
prisine that Mr. Seward did not at once per
ceive that tiie President was insulted by such
a letter, and inform Mr. Johuson of the
fact. It is more surprising that he should
have made it the basis of official action. When
his correspondence with Mr. Motley was
published, it was believed that, though nothing
could excuse the tone of Mr. Seward's letter, he
must have bad seme authority for supposing
that gentleman to be no gentlemau and a rene
gade. Yet. even this presumption, this apology
tor the Secretary, was unfounded. George W.
McCracken, of New York, was all the authority
Mr. Seward had. George W. McCracken. of
New York, is the mean little mouse which has
crawled out of this mountain of scandal; and
hereafter, we greatly fear, when Mr. Seward
utters his prophecies of wars ending in ninety
days, the implicit faith of his countrymen will
scarcely continue unless be distinctly affirms
that it was not George W. McCracken, of Htw
York, who told Lim to."
Settlement of the tinestlon-The Con.
fT""J,i,,, .W-8nter William.'
U1U Adopted-Features of the Scheme.
From the JV. Y. Times.
oolSM,'??T0?,'F?bruar5r "--When the House
?E1 . -o-day. it was whispered around that
tiie Reconstruction Committee had agreed upon
o hill to be submitted to the House, but Unit
f'T.'Yi bee,'1 enjoined, and H would not be
inade public until announced In regular order.
It Boon transpired, however, that tho Committee
had nureeu upon the bill introduced Into tbe
?Vu ?-.. ',.nY,by Williams, pro.
v ding for the establishment of a Sunervlsorv
Military Government In tbe Southern states.
Iho bill divides tbe ten states into five dis
tricts, each to bo commanded oy an oflleor not
iVN !U, r?nk "'SI? if'gadier-Geneml )u tllft
Regular Army. The other details of tho bill,
given elsewhere, practically give the military
authority control over nearly all maltors
of Government In the Southern States.
Ulio minority attempted to effect an
adjournment beiore the bill could bo
presented, but failed to do so, aud at l-;io l M
Mr. Htcvens sent It to tho Clerk's deslc. Mr I-e
Hlond, of Ohio, fearlntt that It was tbe intention
of tho majority to push the bill through to
night, olleied tin earnest protest against
hnste in disposing of It, and finally de.
innnding nt leust an hour for its debute ,y
the J'emocrats. He claimed that the House
should act with a duo regard for the will of the
American people; aud Mr. Stevens replied that
be would consult the American people to-nlntit
and press the bill through to-morrow, whuu it
would come up as a matter having precedent
over everything else. Mr. Bingham, of Ohio,
souuhl to Introduce an amendment tottio lull
sti iking out the preamble, aud Inserting as t l
lows: "Whereas, it is necessary that i ence and
!ood order should bo enforced in tho several
Stales lately in rebellion, until said states
shall have beeu fully restored to their constitu-
nonai relations to tho Oovernniont of ttio
United States; therefore, resolved, etc. "Mr.
HiiiBbam also sought to amend tbe lourth sec
tion us follows. "That the Courts and Judicial
oJIicers of the United States shall not Issue writs
of habeas corpus except in cases in which such
person or persons ore held exclusively for a
crime or crimes ;which, by law of the United
States, are indictable by the Courts of the United
States within such military district."
The bill is looked upon as tbe entering wedgo
in the destruction of the present Governments
of the Southern States, and as an indication
that nothing definite will be accomolishod In
their reorganisation until tho Fortieth Congress
meets. Prominent Southern loyalists now
here, express themselves satisfied with its pro
visions ns ii matter of temporary relief, and
are particularly gratified that it has Oeon
presented just at this time, when the John
son men of the South ure urging their com
promise. The Xew Plan.
From the yew York Jlerald,
Washington, February 0. From a quarter
not to be doubted, I have information that ino
reported propositions about to emanate from
the Southern Slates in reference to reconstruc
tion me well foundefl. It is now well known
In political circles that such propositions are
under consideration, and that tho Southern
Legislatures now in session are acting la c id
ceit upon the matter. The report that they
will first be submitted in form by the Legis
lature of North Carolina is doubtless uu
loundcd. They will come In a general nppeal from the
whole South, and will be of such a nature as
may be acceptable to the Republican parly and
tbe leaders lu Congress. The greatest, interost
Is evinced in the matter, and the anxiety ex
hibited by prominent Southern politicians
shows conclusively that such a movement bus
been ngreed upon. The Virginia Legislature
now have the subject under consideration pri
vately, and in a few days, If intelligence readies
them Irom the South, it, will be publicly dis
cussed. The people are tired of political' lnac
t ion, and have determined to push matters for
ward as far as may bein their power.
Tho amendment to the Constitution of the
Vnitcd States, ottered by Senator Dixon to day,
Is nearly the same as the Southern project re
cently published, and the. bill from the Com
mittee on Reconstruction, reported by Repre
sentative Stevens, is founded upon the bill re
cently introduced by Senator Williams, of
Military Governments for tbe Southern
Mr. Tbaddeus Stevens, from the Joint Com
mittee to inquire into the condition of the
States which formed tne so-called Confederate
Slates of America, has reported a bill for tho
iiiorecfTiciunt government of those States. Jt
makes a military district of each of the "so
called States," and subjects them to the military
authority of the United Slates.
It makes it tho duty of the General of the
army to usslgn to the command of each ot said
districts an officer of the army not below the
rank ol Brigadier-General, and to furnish such
officer with a military force suftioient to; ena
ble him to perform his duties and to enforce his
authority. It makes it the duty of each olflcor
nsMgned ns aforesaid to protect all peaceable
una law-opKiiug citizens in their rights
ot person and property, to suppress
insurrection, disorder, nnd violence, and
to punish, oi cause to be punished, ull disturbers
of the public peace and criminals, and
be shall have power to organize military oom
nilss h for that purpose, anything in the con
stitution and laws of the so-called States to tho
contrary notwithstanding; aud all legislative
or judicial proceedings or processes to prevent
or control the proceedings of said military tri
bunals, and all Interference by said pretended
Siute Governments with the exercise of mili
faiy authority under this act, shall be void aud
of no i fleet.
In short, it places each of the so-called South
rrii States under martial law, and subjects each
nnd all of its citizens to the arbitrary will of
tho commanding officer of the dtstrlct and of
tho military commissions appointed by aim
for it is well known thut martial law is the
absence of all law, and the action of the military
commission Is but to ascertain the faots uoon
which tbe will of the commanding officer makes
the law Hud executes it. Of course Ibis bill will
be vetoed by the President If It Is passed by
Congress, and then comes the tug of war.
A New "Sensation" In Paris.
The Paris correspondent of the London Star
"The new theatrical lionno, secured at an
enormous outlay lor the Boulle's Parisieus, is no
less celebrated a personage than orah Pearl
v. hose debut in Orpnee aux Fntera will un
doubtedly attract u greater alrluence thau
Rachel in her best days. Whether the said
yueen of Anonymas, whose equipages, horses
grooms, and splendid attire has so often been
mistaken by strangers walking along the Champ
El.vsees for the first time as those of some tove
reign princess, has any talent either forlmusie
or artistic action, remains to bo proved. Will
Etielish paterlamalias and their daughters
henceforth patronize Les Bouffes V
Flowers in Paris. Tbe cutlivation of flowers
and rare plants in Paris has largely Increased.
At the beginning of 1855 the number of gar
deners and workmen belonging to the munici
pality was only 8: In 1858, 12;" in 1802, 40; in
W, 60; and in 1805 101.' The plants and
shrubs haye similarly increased. In 1855, only
?WcoJll?S!r-on,8ed ,n W6S there were de
livered 1,002. ;65, of which 1,575,600 were fur
nished by the flonst ot La Muette, 23,679 by the
nursery of Longchamps, and 3180 by the fir
A Ntw Trick. A London paper says thai,
with a view to secure the return of conservative
members for Windsor at the next election, a
wealthy gentleman In the neighborhood has
bouerht eighty 10 houses, and intends making
up the number to one hundred. It is added
that the agent of the property, who has hitherto
served his liberal employer with indefatigable
euergy. has undergone a sudden conversion to
Til IRD EDITION
Hills Approved by the President.
WAsniNOTOK, February 7. The President bus
approved of the bill punishing with heavy fine
find imprisonment the buying, selling, ex
changing, transferring, receiving, and deliver
ing any false, forged, counterfeit, or
altered public securities and currency.
Th printing itocreon of ay business
or professional card is prohibited un.lcr
penalty, while punishment is to b visited
on the persons having in their possession, with
out authority from the United States, any im
print, stamp, or impression from any material
to be used for the above-mentioned purpose.
The President has also approved of the bill
providing that the several courts of the United
States and the judges thereof, shall have power
to grant writs of habeas corpus in all caes
where any person may be reslralned of his or
her liberty in violation of the Constitution, or of
any treaty or law of the United
States, the laws not to apDly to the
case of any person who Is or may be held
in the custody of them ilitary authori
ties of the United States, charged with any
military offense, or with having aided or
abetted rebellion against the Government of
the United States, irom tbe passage of this act.
FROM BALTIMORE TO-DAT.
Movements of Governor Swann The
Seward Secret Mission, Kte.
SPECIAL DESPATCH TO TUB EVENING TELEGRAPH.
Baltimore, February 7. Governor Swann is
now in Philadelphia. He has gone there on
invitation, and purposes making a speech at a
banquet to-night. Ho also goes to NewYork
to-morrow for the same purpose. He takes
Senator Swann (prospectively) with him for tbe
purpose of introducing him to a wider sphere
of friends. Lieutenant-Governor Cox also at
tends the Philad( lpbia bauquet.
Tho United States gunboat Gettysburg arrived
at Annapolis yesterday, witn Seward and others
on board. The mission was simply for Seward's
health, it is said.
I rom Iiostou.
Boston, Febr iary 7. An elderly geoi'.em.in
of this city, who is afflicted with lameness, was
assisted Into his sleigh at one of the horse rail
road stations, a few days since, by a couple of
young men, who, nnder cover of this act of
secmiDg klndncbs, relieved his pocket of $1500.
The Steamship Atlantic.
New York, February 7. The steamsh'p Atr
bintic, for Bremen, is ashore near the west bank,
Markets by Telegraph.
New York, February p. Cotton quiet and
steady at 3!ic. for mUMling uplands. Flour un
changed. Sales of 7000 bbls. State, i'J-Xyn v:
onto, 811-20)i:s-iO; Western, 9-25lJ-50: Bouth
ern, 811-25j!l'.r)0. Wheat quiet and steady. Corn
unchanged. Outs dull. Sales of 10,000 bushels
Stale, 6(ia,"0c: Western, Cld!)Wc. Provisions dull.
Beef dull aud unchanged. New Mess Pork.
New Yorit. February ".Stocks are stronger
since the call. Chicago and Hock Island, t
Heading. lOMfr. Canton. WH; Krio, 59; Clevo-
.null MUM A UiCMl', V'lC V BlttU O Ull U llblHOUlg,
J.stiz, lUK-i; do. uo. or 1803, JOii-y; do. do. of 1SCI,
107!; Ten-forties, 100; Seven-thirties, 10.V'';
Sterling Kxehange, t.j; at sight, 0; 1. Gold, 137?j;
it has been 1:10.
Court of Qnarter Sessions Judge Lud
low. Tbe notion the Court took on Tuesday, in
givlDg a day to the officers to bring in parties
engaged in causes, proved successful, for this
morning there were so many persons in attend
ance that some of them could not find room
enough to stand in Court. There was a great
deal of confusion in the court-room, so much
that the Crlcr bad great difficulty in getting tho
answers of parties as their names were called.
His Honor the Judge took proper measures to
preserve quiet and order, by commanding the
oflicers to keep all persons quiet, even by force
The confusion was so great that Judge Lud
low said It was not only impossible, but dis
graceful to attempt to transact business while
this lasted, aud if it was not stopped It would be
necessary to adjourn the Court, The oflicers
were again directed to seat all persous, If possi.
file, and if not possible, to tell ull that could not
be seated to stand outside until called in.
The District Attorney suid the only way to
relievetho court-room was to select those cases
that could be tried, and to discharge persons not
engaged in these for a limited time; aud ho pro
ceeded to do this.
John Winters was convicted of a charge of
tho larceny of 1G7 pounds of canvas, valued at
t'20. Tbe defendant and another man were
cuugbt as they were dragging the cunvus up
Commerce street, near Fifth. Defective Lamou
testified to the Court that this mini was well
Known to the police as a professional sneak
lliief. Tbe Court sentenced film to an Impri
sonment of two years and six months In the
t oiuity Prison.
THE HORRORS OF MIDNIGHT.
At the dead tiour of night, John Tolan, being
"weary of dust nnd decuy," sought a little
horizontal recreation, und wont to sleep in a
market stall at Fifth and Shlppen streets, aud
in thinking of the world outside, be
dreamed that "none so sweet repose could
find." As he was lying there peacefully, tran
quilly as a babe In tbe arms of Morpheus,
Hugh Gallagher woke him up. fearing the
market' might bo burned, and Tolau's body
with It. '1
Tolan did not have the true politeness to
thank him for tblsact of charily, nnd Gallagher
being stung to tbe quick by this Ill-mannered
neglect, closed Ids mouth firmly, grasped a
blackjack, flourished it in the gaslight, and
it down with fearful foi-en n linn f 1 t
devoted cranium of tbe yet unconscious Tolan.
Tolun began to question and argue tho pro
prlely of taking these liberties with his skull
(nil tbe impatient, valiant Gallagher would
bear no idle words, and, resorting to the sum
mary method of stopping the mouth of the
man whom he Had, iu his own estimation
lescued from a fiery grave, tapped him usraln
with the black-jack. r "ottu'
Disgusted, .deceived In mankind In general
be sturted off in baste, but was rudely stopped
by running against a man who took an entirely
dlilerent view of the case. He was arrested and
brought to court, where be was tried ou the
charge of assault aud battery, and was con
victed. Bernard Kafforty was acquitted of a charge of
receiving a coat knowing it. to have been stolen
Goods were stolen from a second-hand store lii
Siappen street above Fifth, and this cost wai
seen ul ' of defendant, and identified as
one of the sto en articles. But there was no
evidence of .guilty knowledge on the part of
the defendant in receiving the coat, hence the
J!". a SOUTi Judge Rtroud. - Samuel
Daniel JJoyO, Daniel Baird, Bamuel Cunning'
w; rmsburg. ort Wayne, and Chicago. s ,
Allcinean Central, I08?;; Michigan Southern, 74:
New York Central, I02-1,'; Illinois Central Scrip,
3H; Cumberland prelei red, 37: Virginia lis, 55;
I Missouri 6s, Hudson, 17; Five-twenties of
bam, nnd Hobert Orey. An action to reoovor
against the defendants, who constitute theOllv
Oil Company, the subscription of plulntifriu
the snld Company, alleging the whole aff.ilr of
the Oil Company to have been n fraud. On trial.
Conrt of Common Pleas Judgo Ilrewsler.
William Dllmore vs. Mary Dllmoro. An ac
tion of divorce, upon alleged cruel and bar
barous treatment of the wife to the husband.
Nisi Prlus Jui'ge Agnew. Griffiths vs.
Philadelphia, Germantowu and Norrlstowo
Hallroad Company. Before reported. Verdiot
Kdwnrd Chrlstman vs. Richard Peterson and
David Stewart. An action to recover dtimnges
for alleged misrepresentations In tho formation
of a coal company, by meant of which plalutill
was induced to subscribe. Ou trial.
Office or the Evfnino Telegraph, l
Thursday, February 7, 18C7. J
Tbe Stock Market was ratber dull this morn
ing, and prices were unsettled. Government
bonds were tirnilv held. 105 was bid for July,lHf,6,
5-I20; 108 for 1HG2 6-20s; 108 for 6s of 1881: 105J
lor 7-;i0s; and 100J for 10-408.
City loans were in fair demand. The new
issue sold at 100100.
Railroad shares continue the most active ou
the list. Reading sold at b'W.&H, closing at 52J,
a decline of 3; Pennsylvania Railroad at 67(ft67i,
an advance of J; Minehill at 6tiJ, no change;
and Catawii'sa preferred at 30, no change. 131
was bid for Camden and Amboy; 33 for LJttle
Schuylkill; C2 for Norristown; 63 tor Lehieh
Valley; 64 for Philadelphia and Baltimore; 30S
for Philadelphia and Erie; and 47 for .Northern
City Passenger Railroad shares were dull.
Spruce and Pine sold at 31, no changp. 06
was bid for Tenth and F.leventh; 20 for Thir
teenth and Fifteenth: and 14 for llestonville
Bank shares were in good demand for Invest
ment nt lull prices, but we hear ot no sales.
110 was bid for Third National; 1074 'or Fourth.
National; 104J for Seventh National; 153 for
Philadelphia; 136 for Farmers' and Mechanics'
334 'or Mechanics'; 100 for Tradesrnen's; 674
for City; 41 for Consolidation; 58 for Com
monwealth; and 122 for Central National.
In Canal shares there was very little move
ment. Lehigh Navigation sold at 64;, no
change; 23 was bid tor Schuylkill Navigation
common, 32 for preferred do; 13 for Susquehanna
Canal: 54 for Delaware Division; ana 631 for
Wyoming Vallev Canal.
flotations of Gold 101 A. M., 13flh 11 A. M
138J; 12 M., 137j: 1 P. M.. 138, an advance of'i
ou the closing price last evening.
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imported by Dehaven fc Uro., No. 4U 8. TliirU street
?1000 City 6s, New...ls..wo
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Hdli Minelilll In. mz
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HHsliliel Mat Sep.... 77'rjl iik
luuHuuuilonc.bCiiMut 5J, ".00
Messrs. William Pain
36 South Third street, report tho folio wing ratea
oo.. za series. loiiMinn. :ir mr.
Compounds, December, 1864, 14i14J. "
Messrs. De Haven & Brother, Ho. 40 South
Third street, report the following rates of es
.o?e ',day ,at 1 P- M-: American gold, 137J
m;m; Silver i and 4s, 132; Compound Interest
Philadelphia Trade Report.
Tu t'RHDAV, February 7. There is a moderate
inquiry for good and primo Clovereecd, nnd
holders a ro firm in their vlows, but common
qualities are not wanted. Sales of 200 bushels
at 88i2,j(.j8'7.'5 ft W pounds. Timothy is In stoady
demand at SI. Flaxseed in good request by the
crushers at S2-73;3. In tho absence of salos we
quoto No. 1 Quercitron Uurk at 835 $ ton.
The Flour Market continues excessively dull
there being no demund except from the home
consumers, who nro not disposod to nnrchase
more than they netuall lvquire. Kales of a Jew
hundred barrels at S,vi 8'7, yn barrel for super
fine; Si,. 10-ot) for oxtrii; 8HW.12-.50 for North
western extra family; I 1-7-Vo I37S for Pennsyl
vania nud Ohio do do., and lPaOnlo-60 for
fancy binnds, according lo quality. Kye Flour
is selling In a small way ut S7. Prices of Corn
fron$P3.V.tP38. Corn is less active S ,r
, .Jit18 ew yellow at Ulni'DTio., and some
buZlsaMe8 f'Uiet'wllb otam
Prices of Whisky are entirely nominal.
Death of a Sporting- Nobleman.
Tbe Engluh papers announce the death of the
Marquis of Exeter a Cecil who was famous for
his turf exploits. The London Star says:
t "lt0l!,d.far exfed our limits to enumerate
Lord Exeter s successes on tbe turf, of wUich he
has bpen designated a pillar of tuat national in
stitution. For forty years he bred his own
racing stud, which was at ono time the largest
in the kingdom; and was the breeder of Stock
well, which celebrated horse has been happily
called 'king ot the stud.' Lord Exeter never
won the Derby, although he has run fourth
twice in that race-name) v, with Stockwell, and
last year with Kuight of the Crescent. JIis lord
ship wou the Oaks no less than three times
namely, in 1821 with Augusta. In 1821) with
Green Mantle, ami in iauo m. (;ia in la-.o
be had almost unexampled success, having won
the Two Thousand Guineas, the Great Yorkshire
Stakes, llllll tho Crotit Kt Iji,r. ITa ha I
Two Thousand two years in succession 1820
and l83ii, as well as in 18,52. above mentioned.
Ho won the Ascot Cup In 1833, the Goodwood
Stakes in 1847, and many other races ot less im
Portance. In 155 Lord Exeter contemplated
breaking up his extensive stud; and a portion
was sold by Mr. Tartersall, when the late Lord
Londesborough became the purchaser ot the
lumous horse Stockwell."
Flogging ia Switzerland. A Swiss cltUen, u
native ot tb canton of Uri, was some months
ago flogged for having published a pamphlet
against the Catholic religion. The Federal As
eenibly, to which he appealed, has just decided
by a large majority that he was entitled to no
redress, because flogging was adopted in the
code of the fetste of Uri. and that the Federal
Assembly cannot interfere with the jurisdiction
of that sovereigu canton.
Ignorance in Spain A Madrid letter In tbe
Indetvtukmee Beige remaks that "the public
education in Spaiu is very backward, as may be
imagined from the fact that out of a total of
lalll munciP' councillors, no less than
12,479 ore unable to read or write. Among the
number are included 422 mayors, and 938
Karaulsy A bust of Macaulay has been
Placed in Westminster Abbey by hiiter. Lady
Trevelyan. ft rests upon a bandvocue bracket,
designed by Mr. Scott, in the immediate neigh
borhood of the grave aud of Addition's statue,
in Toet's Corner.
dMl8M,1064100i; do." 1866, 107
fj:do?0'mmi' 1WH coupon, luo;
100S ; U. S. 7'30s. 1st sol-ins lnKjinKi'.
w,, tFuue, ioo, hi; ao., juiy, 1H64, 16; do..
August 1864 16J; ,f0.. October 1864, 16; do
December 1864 14J ; do., May, 1865 Hi; do
August, 1865. 105: do.. Sentember. lufi.-,. liiV. a.
October, 1865, lO.f. ' "
inere is very little Wheat coming forward
and the stocks aro light. The demand is en
tirely confined to lair and choice lots, which
are held with much firmness. Sales of 300
rennsylvBiilu ut Kt; Southern do. at
i-iu(.i-a, uuu white at :?-.in