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TOL. Til-No 3G.
PHILADELPIIIA, MONDAY, PEBETJART 11, 1867.
DOUBLE SIJEET-TUREB CENTS.
A Man Killed for lit Money The VII.
lalna Kali to Obtain tin Ptiae.
One of " the most calculating, coU-bloodcd
rmirders which baa ever dicuraeed our city or
Tirinity too, place la-t nit! lit, at about halt pan
'clock, on the Lick Kun Turnpike, one ami a
lit if miles beyond the llnebton House. The
victim was Jaines llue,hc, u clerk n the cilice
fit. R. Smith & Co., well-kLown coal dealers
of tbls city, and the object was undoubtedly
plunder, as Mr. lluirhes bad no enemies in the
world, but m oa his way home at the time
"Wit b. considerable money in his pucker, as was
his neual custom, he having pn.-ed tho name
road for many year-, as was uullkuowuto the
We were present at the Coroner's inquest
this morning, and give all the, facta as do
Teloped: The nrst witness called wa a boy about thir
teen years of ace, named Leonard Keller, who
states that he was at Mr. MeU't grocery, on the
Lick It un Pike, and afier having transacted his
business he started homo. U lather's house
bring nearly a quarter of a mile distant, and
about titty yards from the road. I'liiui'diutciy
behind him, say forty yards, lie saw three men.
and about twenty steps to the rear ol them a
n an noine in a buggy, and tho three parties
kept at about the sunie distance apart HI they
reached the pate, when the bo turned od. All
was quiet till lie (the boy) entered the yard,
and bad tone about halt way to the house,
whon he heard some one hallo :
"Ho! bult 1 halt!" He immediately turned
aronnd, but in a moment he heard tnree pistol
shot", and, being frightened, ran home and met
his father on the porch ot the bonne, and
related what be had peen.
On being questioned closely, he nid the men
were not apparently drunk; that one was a very
tall man, ami the others ot medtnm size: and
that he could not tell who it w as that cried halt;
nor conld he say whether the man In the bugary
was, or was not, Mi. Hughes, but be supposed
it was him, as not more than three minutes in
tervened between seeing the man in tho btmixy
and tinoine Mr. Hughes lying dead in the roud
He could not describe the diess of the men, but
iits description of the buegy answered exactly
to that in which Mr. Hughes was ridiue.
The next witness was the fathf r of th! buy
Henry Keiler who stated that he knew Hue lies
well; that he was standing on the porch, wait
ing lor bis boy to return from the grocery, when
he heard the exclamations, "Ho! Halt! Ho!"
but paid no a'tention to the voice till be heard
the pisto'.o crack. He then ran immediately to
the place, and found Hughes already dead, one
of the phots haviner penetrated the cerebellum,
and the otbers passing into the stomach. When
he reached the spot, two or three minutes after
the firing of the pistols, Huch.cs was dead.
He states tbat be knew the deceased well,
and, nnder ordinary circumstances, would have
known his voice: but be paid no attention to the
hallooing at first, and could not sav whether it
came from him or some one else. The men ran
as soon as he (Keller) started from the bouse.
When we lett the room in which the inquest
was in progress, the jury had not returned n
verdict,; but, from all we could gather, we are
Indited to believe that the murderers were
eome of onr professional thieves and robbers;
that they were aware that Mr. Hughe was in
the habit ol carrying money with him at night,
and that they bad intended to rob him, but as
he refused to bait at their command, they took
his lite, but before they could secure tueir
booty they were driven off by Mr. Keller, as
We visited the place oi the murder this
morning, and a pool of blood was then stsndme
in the road. The exact place Is lust beyond
Lick Run village and near the old city work
house, a mile or more this side of the late resi
dence of the deceased. Mr. Hughes was titty
mne years of ace, and has quite a large family.
Cincinnati Times, 9tft.
The lUysterious Voyage of Assistant
THE OBJECTS OP THB EXPEDITION.
The Annapolis correspondent of the Baltimore
American says: The United States gunboat
Gettysburg, about whose so called mysterious
trip southward there have been so many rumors
and conjectures, returned to tnts narDor yester
day, and is now yiug at one of the wharves of
the Naval School. Assistant Secretary Seward
and wite and servant lauded about noon yes
terday, and took the evening tram lor Wash
ington. Admiral Porter, who accompanied Mr. Seward
on his Southern trip, did not go to Washing
ton, but is once more at his post of duty at
the Naval School, superintending with his
ever-vigilant eye the administration of the
-various departments of this important institu
tion. We had the pleasure of greeting tue
Admiral this morning, and congratulating him
upon his sale arrival.
All who knev Admiral Po:ter are well aware
that he is not the mau to divulge Slate secrets
or any other confidential matters, and if there
be any State secrets connected with this trip of
the Assistant fcccretsry ot Stafe to Southern
waters, the public will not he enlightened by
any premature disclosures from the Admiral.
Without undertaking to speak positively as to
the precise aim and purpose of the cruise ot the
Gettysburg, we think it will be found that the
prime object of the cruise was simply for the
purpose of giving Mr. Seward, whom, it
must be remembered, is still an invalid, the
benefit of a sea trip to Southern waters. Mr.
Steward's terrible wound, which he received
from the murderous hand ot the assassin
l'avne. on the night of the assassination
ot te lamented President Lincoln and of the
attacK on Secretary Seward, has never com-
filetelv healed, and at times causes great suffer
ng. The general health of Mr. Seward has been
found to bo much better when at sea, and bis
wound so favorably aflected by the sea air that
his phyticiai s have aJvised him to take frequent
eca trips, and especially during the winter sea
son. The chief purpose and occasion of
this Southern trip was, therefore, to enable Mr.
Reward to gain temporary relief from his offi
cial duties, an t the beuetfcial effects of sea air
in a more geidil latitude.
Admiral Porter, as a matter of courtesy and
friendship, accompanied Mr. Seward, feeling
also a desire to take a sniff of salt air himself.
Of course it is not to be supposed either Mr.
Beward or Admiral Porter went with their eyes
closed, and very probably took a look round
With an eye to future contingencies.
The Gettysburg called at Jamaica, aud also at
Nassau, anil made a brief pause ort St. Thomas,
hut learning that port was suffering the com
bined ravages of cholera aud smallpox, and
that an alnrming mortality was resulting there
daily lrom these diseases, bore away for Nas
sau, at which point, as 1 learu, the arrival of
the Gettysburg, with the distinguished passen
gers on board, created no small sensation,
mi FKorLB or nassau agitated.
The neorde shook their heads, and looked upon
the adveut of the party as an event of ominous
import. Whttttouia anotnceroi aamirai ror
ter's rank, aud no less t person than the Assis
tant Secretary ot State want in visiting Nassau ?
Home evidently saw, or thought they saw, some
annexa'ion scheme" in the distance. And these
apprehensions were not a little heightened by
the rumor that gained circulation, that the Ad
n.iril had come on a vb.it of observation as to
the capacity of the harbor and its defensive
ftrenetb; that he was going to inspect their
.'erauie nine pons, etc.
ThPh aoDreheusions rave rise to oulte as
many and more "mysteriou" rumors in regard
to the mysterious Gettysburg expedition as
have prevailed at home. When the Admiral
lelt be no doubt added not t little to the anxiety
THE HIGHWAY MURDER
cl hujijetj lutgecuia pj the re
por's which hlH pilots must have carried back.
As the Gettysburg steamed out the bsrbor the
Admiral ordered soundings to be taken, and
made many inquiries as to the depth of the
water, and Wf nt so far as to ask the pilot if
there was sufficient depth of water tor a moni
tor at a certain point. The probabilities, there
fore, are that tbp quiet fun of the Admiral, in
i 'laving upon the apprehensions of a nervous
t'asdu pilot, has, ere this, set afloat t first-class
sensation in the small world of Nassau.
RAt'ETY OP THB FRIO ATE LANCASTER.
The Gettysburg confirms the welcome intclll
rci cc ot the satety of tbe United States frigate
Lancaster, about which there have been so
many anxious apprehensions, owing to the very
long' tui.e whlen Hanscd after she left S:in
Francisco, in June last, before any tidings were
had from her. The Lancaster baa had a tedious
time ol it, but has escaped any disaster what
ever, excc'pt detention fro.n stress of weather
find the fact of her engines being out of repair.
She was on this coast during the recent heavy
westerly gales, and was blown otf and actually
foiced I)bi k to Nassau, wheie the Gettysburg
left her, ouly four days ago, preparing to sail
again lor the United States. Her otlicers and
crew were all well.
A Historical Reminiscence in the Old
Pomtnlon The Ancestral Manilon of
Mlufleld Scott-Sceucs of Ills Hoy hood
llurlal Place of the Scott Family
Kcnutllul Appearance ef the Place
Imposing Seeues Battle of Five Fork.
Kicijhokd, Va., February L During the
pcnd.inr dearth ot news of a political character,
and leeling called upon to maintutn the re
quisite equilibrium of a correspondent, it occurs
to me that some reminiscences of rambles
among the homes of the elite ol the Old Do
minion, of a national character, may be in
teresting to your readers. I propose givins a
briel description of the time-honored family
seats ot one of those noble Virginians wuc
graced the nation when the name of Virginia
was the synonym of loyalty to to the Union,
and ot unquestionable national love, and who
also stood by that UDion when his State had
hoit-tcd the banners of treason.
To the ancestral summer residence of that
nob.e hero General Wiufield Scott has my atten
tion been recently cahed, and a much desired
interest enkindled to become fotniliar with lis
history. The scene of the studies, sports ram
bits, and memories of his boyish days, the stage
upon which his early manhood earned impetus,
and gave prestige ot that tame which has since
emblazoned bis name, as the great American
hero over the w hole civil'zed world. The man
sion was built originally about one hundred
and twenty years since in some antiquated style
of Unci nil architecture, which has almost
entirely disappeared, being nearly remodelled
by modern additions. The Pegratn family,
whose name are familiar in the late war, were
intimately conuected by marriage and intermar
riage with tbe'Scotts, and it is suppled the
mansion was originally built by them, aud after
wards inherited by the Seott's through the
marriage of come members of the family, being
used conjointly as convenient by both "lomilies
as a summer resincnce. About 1838 the whole
Seott property was purchased by a Mr. J. Hill
Smith, ot Richmond, but toe portion to which
I now allude ns being the residence ot the Gene
ral is still in poi-srssiou of a son of that gentle
man, wbo fiom motives of patriotism its his
toric interest, etc., would never be induced to
part with it.
This tarni adjoins, and is now in full view of
Dinwiddle Court House hence its name, "Vil
lage View" and presents a most charming ap
pearance. The mansion is a commodious
antique building, with a verandah In front the
length of the whole house, surrounded by every
description ot laini building, otnamentcd by
groves, springs, and orchards. A cultivated
gaiden and grapery, situated upon one of the
highest point in the county, environed by as
many hills as the famous city on the Tiber. The
wuole from the leading country road, wbicd
passes in front, making a most delightful and
pleasing impression, immediately in the rear
of the residence, in full view of the road, is the
family burying ground of the Scotts, in an ex
cellent state of preservation, and securely
walled in with granite in the manner of old
English tombs. In this are deposited the re
mains of a number of the ancestors of the
General and his relatives; but the names of
wnom I could not exactly ascertain.
Tbe beautiful farm, in common with all
others, shows the desolating ravages of war to
a great extent: the soil is of thcmost fertile
nature, and is admirably suited to the cultiva
tion of cotton, tobacco, grapes, and all the
cereals. Granite of the best quality underlies
the tetrajirma and crops out in mammoth
boulders in a great many places. The languish
ing condition of the country, particularly tbe
farming population in this locality, calls here
imperatively for the energy, enterprise, and in
dustry of the Yankee, in a beautiful, but
neglected and almost despairing regiou.
The famous "Diamond Spring," in a beautiful
grove in the diamond field, oa this farm, was
the grand scene in tbe olden rimes, and even
during the late years of secession mania, of
imposing political gatherings, barbecues, pic
nirs, and all other summer amusements of the
gentry of this and the neighboring counties.
Many relatives, I am told, of the great Dinwid
dian still live in this section, but are, lle the
remainder, poverty stricken. I have often won
dered that some of tbe old General's Northern
friends and admirers do not appropriate (as
his State would have done had lie gone with it
w hen the flag of secession was unfurled to the
breeze) this sacred spot as a pleasant retreat.
by depleting some of their coifers in beautify
ing ana adorning mis attractive aua now
This would meet wun me sympathies ana best
wishes ot the whole .ortti, and would once
more make it an oasis in the desert of destrue.
tion created in this region by the late horrid
war. Tbe battle of Five Forks, the last decisive
one of the war, was fought on t portion of this
farm. General Sheridan's headquarters were in
sight of the mansion, both armies alternately
occupying it. My imagination a wells with
pleasure on this venerated place.
Failure of tbe Co-operative Store System
at xroy, n. .
The svstem of co-operative grocery and pro
vision stores which was introduced nere about
two years ago by a number of mechanics,
mostlv iron-moulders, has finally collapsed.
Two family grocery stores were established, one
in tbe Manufacturers' Bank building, in tbe
unner nnrt of the citv. and ihe other on the cor
ner of Fourth and Ida streets, for tbe accommo
dation of the down-town customers. Kuch store
has been managed by an agent chosen by a
Board of Directors, representing and acting for
the stockholders. The first year the stores were
in operation the stockholders realized small
dividends lrom their investments, but, from
various causes, the investments ceased to be
sources of revenue some time since.
On Monday eveulug last, t meeting of the
Board of Directors was held, for the purpose of
examining into the financial condition of tbe
system, and hearing the reports of the agent in
charge of the stores. The financial returns were
found not to be ol a very encouraging character,
and after a general interchange of sentiment, it
was partly agreed to settle up the business, and
close the stores. The amount of indebtedness
'reported from both stores is In the neighbor
hood of $2500 which amount, or so much
thereof as may remain unpaid after the out
standing accounts are squared up and deducted
from it, must be paid pro rata by the stock
holders, of vbom there are about two hundred.
Tiie etock of goods CD hand lu the respective
s'ores Is comparatively small, so that little can
be realized from that source.
The fail ore ol the enterprise is, we understand,
attiibuted by tho e who are thoroughly ac
quainted with the facts to mismanagement and
want of mutual interest. The experiment
started off well, but has finally proved to be
unsuccessful. The stockholders, it is rumored,
are not at all well pleased at the idea of being
compelled to pay up a good sized bill of debts,
by assessment. 'lroy Whig.
Immediate Recouatructlou a Duty.
2Yom the Nation.
The absolute rejection of the Constitutional
amendment by Mr. Johnson's Slate Legislatures
takes away all excuse for the thought of sanc
tioning his usurpations by recognizing the
validity of the Governments organized by him.
It Is, in every point ot view, as well that this
has happened. The amendment, though excel
lent in itself, would not be a complete settle
ment of the Issues between the North and tue
South; while the recognition of States organ
ized by a bald usurpation of the Executive, no
matter upon what conditions, would be a
highly dangerous precedent. la ottering such
terms to the South, we believe that Congress
obeyed tbe will ot tho people; but we are conti
nent that the people neither expected nor de
sired that, if these terms were rejected, Con
gress should do nothing more. Yet, some
influential Republicans iu Congress seem to
consider the amendment a finality, and to hold
Congress bound to wait for the Southern whites
to ratify it, even though months and years
puss by .
Fioiii this view we strongly dissent. The
day of grace is pa?t. All the Southern legisla
tures have met, and all have deliberately re
jected the terms ollered to them. 11 these legis
latures should reconsider their action, ratify
the naiendnieut, and thereupon be recognized
by Congress, it may yet be questioned in the
courts whether such a ratincation is valid;
and after such recognition tho amendment
would clearly have no validity if not ratified by
three-fourths of all the States, including those
newly tecognized. Congress is not bound to
run any such risks, nor has it a right to do so.
Ttie main reasons for further action by Con
gieFs are, however, to be found in the obvious
dangers of delav in lecontruction, and the cer
tainty that such delay will be almost indefi
nit ly prolonged under the present policy. On
this poitt we have frequently expressed our
entire concurrence with the most earnest advo
cates of the Southern cnuc. It is absurd to
deny tbat the unsettled condition of the South
is prejudicial to the North. With no legitimate
Government, and with the whole influence of
the de facto Governments tending to injustice,
inequality, and Insecurity, H is impossible that
tte South should prosper. Nor is it possible for
the North to prosper as it should so long as this
unsettled state ot society exists in one-third of
the common country, depriving it ot capacity
to produce or to purchase as it otherwise would.
1 tie laborers ot the South have no security
fur their liberty or their wazes. Capitalists
have no security lor tueir investments. How
can they sately lend money to Governments
wnu-n may at any cay oe ovcrtnrown? now
can they act under charters from such Govern
ments? We do not won ler that tbe Southern
States have had to allow large discounts on their
bonds. We only marvel thai suoh obligacious
should be salable at any price. The uupleasant
situation iu which .Northern men find them
selves at the South is notorious; nor can it be
improved witnout a thorough reorganization of
the local Govcrnraenrs. Under 6uch circum
stances, the South cannot possibly contribute
to tbe national wealth anything like what it
would if law. order, and equality of rights were
if.e political precedent invoivea in inaennue
delay is also worthy of consideration. Ten
Governments are in fact controlling the internal
all airs of as many Stutes; and Congress neither
lecocnizes nor disavows them by any decisive
ollicial act. Yet if they are not legitimate, it is
the clear duty of Congress to suppress them and
secure 10 tbe people regular government; while,
if they are legitimate, it is equally the duty of
Congress to admit their representatives. A pro
longation ot the present state ot tmngs wouia
be an excuse to tuiure Congresses for either
weakness or usurpation, as they might feel dis
posed. Even from a merely partisan view of the case
the perils of delay seem intolerable. The whole
question is put at issue every alternate year. A
single defeat would be irremediable; for if the
Southern States are once recognized, the act
can never be undone. And every year would
add to the strength of the existing govern
ments at the South; since toleration would
amount to half a recognition, and vast pecu
niary interests would become involved with
them. Add to these considerations the possi
bility that atany moment the validity of these
governments, as the ouly ones in existence,
may be asserted by the Supreme Court, and the
danger that delay will result in a triumph for
the South does not seem small.
We therefore urge upon the present Congress
the duty of immediate reconstruction. At the
very least, an experiment should be made upon
one or two States. Conventions should be sum
moned lorthwith, and all the machinery of
government be put in motion. We have re
peatedly shown that Congress has the power to
do this, and that tbe co-ordinate departments
of the Government are Douua to auiae by the
decision of Congress between conflicting Gov
ernments. We shall not again set forth our
arguments to this eflect, because Congress no
longer doubts its power, but ouly hesitates as
to the expediency of exercising it.
Thofce conservative Republicans who oppose
further action on this 'subject, from fear of its
effect upon business, are, it seems to us, short
sighted. It must be far better, in a business
point of view, to bring this controversy to a
heud at once, than to let it drag on for years.
Uncertainty is the curse of trade, which can
accommodate itself to almost any settled state
ot atlairs, but in ruined by doubts and fluctua
tions. It is said by some that nothing can be done
until Mr. Johnson is removed. But it is very
plain that if an impeachment is to be had, an
act ot reconstruction, imposing simple and un
mistakable duties upon the President, will either
compel him to submit, or furnish ground for im
peachment too clear to be a matter of dispute.
Thus, he may be required to issue a proclama
tion, or to provide for an election, or to do some
other act involving a repudiation of the Govern
ments which he has set up. If he fails to com
ply by the day appointed, he will be so clearly
guilty of a misdemeanor that no question can
be raised other than one of pure law, upon
which no argument need be made by the prose
cution. Upon such a charge Mr. Johnson
could be impeached, tried, convicted, and re
moved, within ten days, with the most perfect
decorum, fuirnesa, and legality, and with the
general approval of the country. His trial upou
an indictment such as General Butler presents
would occupy six months or a year, while any
attempt to supersede him meantime might pre
cipitate us into civil war. On the other hand, if
Mr. Johnson obeys the law, his defeat will be so
perfect that be can no longer u auy power to
interpose obstacles la the way ot Congressional
action, ho will mortally offend his present sup
porters (it he really has any), and must submit
to earry out tbe whole policy of Congress.
Whether, therefore, an impeachment be de
sired or not. it Ib evident that the interests of
Society, both North and South, demand the
early action of Congress upon reconstruction.
However Imperfect that action may be, It will
at lean establish something certain where all is
now in doubt, and cannot, therefore fall to be
beneficial. But we have no fear that the mea
sures of Congress upon this point will not be in
the mam judiciously framed. The principles
which will govern it are well known, and are
approved by the country. Now let it act, and
act without delay.
FROM WASHINGTON THIS AFTERNOON.
grKCIAL DESPATCHES TO EVENING TElEORAfH.
Washington, February 11.
A New Reconstruction Bill.
It is stated that a bill isjnow being framsd, to
be reported in a day or two, that will be free
from tbe objectionable features which are con
tained in the bill now under consideration, and
which, it is thought, will meet the views of all
Hie Republican members. Judging from
conversations had with several leading members
of tbe House, it would appear tbat the misun
derstanding between Congress and tbe President
is fast approaching a crisis. They think that
too long a time has been consumed In useless
delay; and it matters not whether the bill intro
duced by Mr. Stavens the substitute for it
offered by Mr. Banks, or ny other bill coine'd
ing with the views of the Republican party, be
passed, some such measure will become law
before this session closes. The President, in
either case, will be placed in the unavoidable
position of being forced to execute the law thns
enacted, or positively refuse to do so. If he
enforces the law he must abandon the policy he
has so long been endeavoring to carry out, and
if be fails to enforce it be will furnish good and
undis'putable grounds for his impeachment and
The Tariff Dill.
as it came from tbe Senate, will be accepted by
the Committee of Ways and Means of the
House, with but few amendments. The iron
and steel men are said to be satisfied with the
bill as it now stands, but the wool men expect
to obtain the duties which were recommended
in the House bill, both on the wool and manu
factures of wool. The agents of the latter
panics will have an interview with the Com
mittee to-morrow for the purpose of obtaining
this change, and they claim that it will bo made
and concurred in by the Senate. The Western
members will have good reason to oppose the
passage of cither of the bills, as it is notorious
that they discriminate in favor of the rich and
against the consumer of moderate means; and
as the opposition will generally vote against
the bill, its fate is very uncertain. As an in
stance of the discrimination in favor of the rich
and against the consumer of moderate means,
may be mentioned the item of woollen coatings.
While the duty is raised from fifty-six to sixty
five per cent, on cloth costing $240 per yard in
gold, it is raised from seventy-three to ninety
seven per cent, on cloth costing but $108 per
yard; and on cloth costing $260 per yard in
gold the duty is sixty-nine per cent., while the
cloth costing eiehty cents in gold has to pay a
duty of eighty-six per cent.
FROffl BALTIMORE TO-DAY.
Governor Sntun'i Speech Mr. Peabody
and Friends Terrible Storm and Acci
dentLarge Fire, Etc.
SPECIAL DESPATCH TO THE EVENIKQ TELEGRAPH.
Baltimore, February 11. It Is understood
that Governor Swann's speech, made at the Phi
ladelphia banquet last week, together with that
of Lieutenant-Governor Cox, will appear in to
morrow's Commercial of this city.
Geoige Peabody, Mr. WinthroD, Ex-Governor
Aiken, and several other distinguished person,
ages, passed through here this morning in a
splendid extra car furnished by President John
W. Garrett, of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad,
en route to New York.
There was a terrible wind storm here on
Saturday night, and a small boat was upuet in
the harbor, drowuing eight persons, whse
names are not known.
The Maryland Chemical Works, owned by
William Davidson & Co., were destroyed by fire
yesterday. The loss is estimated at forty thou
sand dollars. They were situated near Canton.
Washington, February 11. Rear-Admiral
E. Fletcher, commnnding the North Pacific
Squadron, reports to the Navy Department the
arrival oi the United States steamship Saranac
off San Francisco, from Guyamas. He reports
that the autnonties oi me repuDiicau Govern
ment are in the full exercise ot their political
rights, no disturbance having occurred there
since tbe evacuation by tbe French.
This Department has despatches conveying
intelligence of tbe embarkation of French
and Belgian troops from Vera Cruz, with the
intelligence of the withdrawal of the French
garrisons from the interior of the country.
Those beforo the City ot Mexico have been
withdrawn into the city, and are rapidly being
removed towards the coast. Oa the 17th of
January about 1800 French and Belgian troops
came down from the City of Mexico, tad with
other troops were embarked for France on
board the transport Rhone.
New York, February 11. The steamer Moro
Castle brings advices from Havana to Feb
The cholera, smallpox, and yellow fever are
still prevailing in St. Thomas. Of the former
diseate over seven hundred eted in five weeks.
The smallpox at Matanzas is abating. The
whites liave suffered more severely than the
The Spanish Iron clad Tetuan has arrived at
Arrival of the Australasian.
New York, February 11. Tbe steamship
Australasian, with news from Liverpool to the
2Cth aud Queenstown to the 27tti ult., has
arrived. Her news has been anticipated by the
The steamer El Dorado, from New Orleans,
arrived at Liverpool, aud tbn Caroline at
Gibraltar. - .
The ship B?tf Foam, from St. Micheal's for
Bristol, arrived at Queenstown. She lost her
sails and had her rudder sprung.
Boston, February 11. The schooner Pem
broke, from Boston for Pembroke, went ashore
ou the 8ih, near Fox Island, and became a
total loss. The crew, rigging, and sails were
saved, but the cargo was mostly lost. The
vessel was partially insured in the Atlantic In
surance office of New York.
The Wreck of the Dashing Wave.
New Yobk, February 11. The ship Dashing
Wave, sunk here, lies easy aud stands straight.
Her main-deck is ten feet nnder water, and
her noon-deck and the top of her after-house, la
EUROPEAN NEWS BY STEAMER.
The Emperor Napo eon has addrsssed tho fol
lowing letter to Madame Ingres:
"Madame I hnve been oeeply concerned at
yoor affliction; the Empress loins with me, and
all France participates in your grief. Receive,
wth my condolence, the assurance of my sym
Madame Ins-res received similar letters from
Prince Napoleon and the Princess Ma'hilde.
Some ot the French journals state tnat Queen
Victoria will go to Uerroany In the sprinsr, and
also visit Paris for a few days to see the Exhibi
tion. Tbe Qui en's journey will be quite of a
private character, although she will be the
fiuesi of tbe F.mperor and Emp-ess.
Mustapba Pacha, brother of the Viceroy of
Egypt, has returned to Paris from Nice.
A Letter from the Crown Princes of
In acknowledgment of a gift from America
to the Prussian soldiers wounded in the late
war with Austria, tbe Crown Princeas has
written the following lettr:
My dear Madame von Holszbndorpf: You
must not find lault with me it my retarded, but
certainly cordial thanks for your letters aud
packages are not expressed until to-day Tbe
American preserves only arrived after my de
parture from Etdmansdori, but I had hsn led
your note and direction for tbe prepsratiou of
the refreshments to Madame vn Munchau-en,
who was nursing in the hospitals of Erdmuns
dorf. She wrote to me that everything had safely
arrived, and tbat the poor patterns bud been
glad to receive the preserves. Tiie object whieh
the kitid American lady had In view oas, there
fore, been fully accomplished, and it remains
for me only to say how much I am delihred at
such a mark of interest In our dear soldiers
from a distance so remote, an 1 to ask you to
transmit my thanks to Mrs. Taylor.
I may be permitted, I hope, on this occasion,
to mention that I have followed with great in
terest your eflorts in behalf of the wounded. I
have no right to praise, but uselul efforts and
iioble labors excite in me a joy which I hope I
may take the liberty ot expressing. I hope
your husband and children are well, and I beg
jou to remember me to tbe former.
I remain jours, affectionately,
Victoria, Crown Princess of Prussia.
New Palace, Potsdam, November 2, lmiO.
Supreme Court Chief Justice Woodward,
and Judges Thompson, Strong, aud Head.
Opinions in tbe following cases were deli
vered: Baltimore and Philadelphia S. B. Company
vs. J'.rown. Judgment alllrmed. Opinion by
ire. Hyan Township. Decree reversed, and
proccikndo awarded. Opinion by Uead, J.
John Hummell vs. Salt Company of Onon
daga. Judgmeut Rflirmcd. Opinion by Read, J.
Tbe case of Merrick vs. Insurauco Compauy
Kill Prlus Judge Agnew. The case of
Cbrlsimun vs. Peterson & Stewart, before re
ported, was resumed this inornlug, and In still
District Court Judge .Stroud. George C.
Miller vs. Hawkiuson & Dickinson. An notion
to recover commission for selling a bouse, plain
tiff alleging that it was the contract that be
should receive commission whether he suc
ceeded in selling the bouso or not. Defense,
that another man than plalntiuT sold the tiouse,
and the comruistion was paid to that man. Ou
District Court Judge Hare. John H. Mo
Eweu vs. Samuel Spang, Executor of tbe estate
of Catharine Carmony, deceased, und Joanna
Clendenen, Administratrix of AJr. C. Carmouy,
deceased, wbo was tbe husband of tbe suia
Catharine Carmony, deceased. An action to
recover for medical services rendered. On trial.
Court of Common Pleas Judges Brewster
and Pelrce. John L. Hopkins vs. Kdward
Farley. A feigned Issue to try the ownership
ot certain goods levied upon by tbe Sheriff.
Verdlet for defendant.
Philip Boyle vs. John Keenan. A landlord
and tenant case to recover rent for use aud
occupation. On trial.
t Court of Quarter Sessions Judge Ludlow.
Prison cases were before the Court, and a great
many of them too. The dock, aud the whole of
tbat part of the room at tbe left . of tbe dock,
were crowded with prisoners. Ills Honor the
Judge told the District Attorney to push ahead
with tbe business, and do as much as possible
pleas of guilty.
James Murphy plead guilty ,to a charge of
the larceny of diamond rings, valued at j! 1,
the property of William V. Cassidy. Mur
phy went in to Cnssldy'sje welry s'.oi e, on Seoond
street, asking to look at articles tor a New
Year's present, Mr. Cassidy showed him some
rlnits, and when he found an opportunity, the
boy picked up the box of rings, and raus out,
but was caught before be bud gone lar. Sen
tenced to the County Piison for two years.
Churles Collins plead guilty to a charge of
entering the heuse No. l'J-ii Carlton street, with
intent to steal. The. lady of the house went
out one morning early, and In her abseuce this
man went into the house, and was filling his
Sockets with plunder when tne lady returned,
en fenced to two years and six months lu the
William Miller plead guilty to a oharue of
the larceny of Soil, belonging to Mr. Lukeus. Ho
was in tho company of Mr. Lukeus, and was
trusted with money. He bad a chance one
day, and ran away with a wagon, horso, and
tbe money. Sentenced to nine months in the
John Nathans plead guilty to a charge of
larceny of a pair of blankets, belonging to
Charles Carr. lie stole them from tho store of
Mr. Carr on New Year's day. sentenced to
County Prison for six months.
Michael Kennedy plead guilty to a charge
of larceny of a watch, belonging to Patrick
Mulligan. Sentenced to Couuty Prison for ten
John Daisy plead guilty to a charge of lar
ceny of a suit of clothes, valued at belong
ing to M r. Warper. Souteuced to County Prison
for nine mouths.
Willium C. Smith plead guilty to a charge of
lorceny of a coat, belong to Mr. Warner. Sen
tenced to County Prison for nine mouths.
Francis Lugeu plead guilty to a charge of the
larceny of lead, valued at 81, belonging to Wil
lium Advener. Sentenced to Couuty Prison for
one yeur. ,
James Harris plead guilty to a charge of the
larceny of clothing, of the value ot M, belong
ing to Kicburd Brown. Soutenood to Couuty
Prison for one year. ,
John Noble plead guilty to a charge of the lar
ceny of a bnflulo robe, valued at J120, belonging
to Henry Daily. He stole It lrom a sleigh luto
one nlKht. and was caught by a policeman as he
was cany ins it away. Sentenced to County
Prison fur ten mouths. ,
Churles Cummings plead Builty to a charge of
the larceny of pocket-knives belonging to A. B.
Justice. On the 8th of January Cuinralng
went Into Mr. Justice's store, and looked at
some uoods. After he. had left, a large lot of
knives were missed. Sentenced to tho County
Prison for six mouths.
Mary Jackson plead guilty to a charge of the
larceny of clothing valued at twelve dollars,
belonulDK to Kliza Urllttth. Mary was boarding
with Mrs. Orilllth, aud perhaps finding she was
unuble to pay her board, she made tha host of a
bod case by walking away with a shore of Mrs.
John White plead guilty to the charge of the
larceny of three barrels of molasses belonging
to the Camden and Amboy Katlroud Company.
White isodraymau In this city, and one day
lately, being out of work, he attempted to
haul away three barrels of molasses, Just to
keep lu practice. Sentenced to County Prison'
lor one year.
William Bagner plead guilty to a charge of
assault and battery upon his wife.
Jacob Johnson, Charles Schross, and Jacob
Hopkins plead guilty to a charge of the larceny
of thirty yards of calico. They went luto a dry
goods store in b. Seoond street, and quietly
Hole tbe goods. Sentenced each to the County
Prison for HHeen months.
John ltrown plead guilty to a charge of enter
ing ft tore with iulvut to oouuiui burglary,
nndwas sentenced to County Prison for three
Thomas Moore plead guilty to the charga of
tho larceny of clothing, bnionelns; to Ma a
Cooper, and whs seulenced to County Prison Cor
John Gray plead gnllty to a eh,rK of th
larceny of butter, belonging to WlUUm K
IVirce, and Was sentenced to County Prison for
FINANCE AND COMMERCE.
Officb of the Evenino Telegraph, I
Monday, February 11, 1807. j
The Stock Market opened very dull this morn
ing, but prices were witnout any material
change. Government bond were firmly held,
(is of 1881 told at 1084, iu chancre; 1U0J was bid
for 10-40s: 10H lor old 6-20s; and luq(41054 for
June and August 7'30s. City loans were in lair
demand; the new issue sold at luuj.
Railroad shares were inactive. Pennsylvania
Railroad sold at 673. a slight decliue; Little
Schuylkill at 34, no chause; aud Reading at 62 ,
a slight advance. 131$ was bid for Camden ami
Atuooy; 61 for Norristown; 6tJJ for ilinehillj aud
36 lor tortb Pennsylvania.
ity Passenger Railroad shares continue
dull. Spruce and Pine sold at 31, no change.
66 was bid for Tenth and KleveLth; 21 j tor
Thirteenth and Fifteenth; 14 tor tiestoovilte;
26 lor Guard College; an I 12 for Ridge Avenue.
Bank shares were in cood demand tor Invest
ment at lull prices. North America sold at 233;
and Manufacturers' at 32; 103 was bid for
Seventh Nahonal; 153 tor Pnludelphia: 130 for
Farmers' aud Mechanics'; and 66 lor Commer
cial. In Canal shares there was nothing .doing.
22$ was bid tor Schuylkill Navigation cotmnou;
32A lor preferred do.; 54 j for Lehiph Navigation;
and 120 for Morris Canal preferred.
Quotations of Gold luj A. M., 130$; 11 A. M.,
136j : 12 M., 13Gi ; 1 P. M.. 1364. a decline of i oa
the closing price Saturday evemug.
1'lllLA DELPHI A STOCK EXCHANGE SALR3 TO-DAY
Reported by Dehaven & Bro., No. 40 S. Third street
hiOsli Keadiug K 52Jtf
t.100 5-20s '05..CH 1H8
16 Bti i-enna KR...ls. 57'
$.HI Cliy lis, ev...ls..imili
Si'.iKi do... inumc. Iinil4
flimo C A A in Ss, 'w.c tM'j
iik fall lines nm
j-'iHK) l'o R z in tin 1I71.
10 nil ltk oi N A c.23.1
i. mi Di.)
li'Osll Head R h5 62 !i
500 do :iuwn. 62'4
70 sh Leli V scr l
5(ili Bli Ocean 0.s5wd- 2 81
Messrs. William Painter & Co.. hauliers. Wo.
36 South Third street, report the following ratoa
of exchange tc-dav at 12 o'clock: C. 8. 6s, 1881,
coupon, lU8j(tflOH.j ; 11. S. 5-21) coupon, 1862,
ll'8g(y)108J; do., 1864, 106.K(l06i; do., 1866, 107
r107; do. new, 105J105; 10-40. tuoupou. 100J
3100J ; U. S. 7-30s, 1st series, H)6105j;
do.. 2d series, 1U6()1U54: ad series. 105105i:
Compounds, December, 1864, 14.
Messrs. ue Haven & crotuer. Mo. 40 Boron
Third street, report the following rates of ex
change to-day at 1 P. M.: American o'd, 13Gf
137; Silver Js and is, 131J; Compound Interest
Notes, June, 1864. 174; do.. July, 1864, 16 J; do.,
August, 1864, 164; do., October,1864, 154; do.,
December, 1864, 144; do., May, 1865, 12; do.,
Aueust, 1865, 11; do., September, 1866, 104; do.
October, I860, 104.
Philadelphia Trade Iteport.
Monday, February 11. There is no shipping
demand for Flour, and the home consumers
purchase very sparingly, only taking enough to
supply their immediate, wants, stales of a few
hundred barrels, including superfine, at $8ra)8'75,
extras at Si10-60. Northwestern extra family at
Jlltfip 12-50, Pennsylvania and Ohio extra family
at SlWik&lSTC, and fancy brands at SU-fiOld'SO,
according to quality. Hye Flour is selling In a
small way at $737-ii5. Nothing doing In Corn
The movements In the Wheat Market con
tinue of a limited character, but without essen
tial cbnnge in prices. Kales of 300 bushels choice
Pennsylvania red at J3, some of fair qualitr at
82'HO, and a small lot of No. 1 spring at S2-80;
white ranges from S1'35('D3 W bush. Corn is In
steady demand at former quotations. Bales of
6000 bushels new yellow at IMc. for Pennsylva
nia and Wlc. for Southern. Oats are qnlet, with,
sales of 1000 bushels at 57c.
Nothing doing In either Barley or Malt.
There is very little Cloverseed offering, and
good and nrirne lots ara In fair request. Rales
at S8 279 64 lbs. Timothy soils at 3-75a4.
Flaxseed Is wanted by the crushers at S&Wi&l;
Whisky The trade Is entirely supplied with
the "contraband" article, which sells at
Philadelphia Cattle Market.
Monday, February 11. Reef Cattle were in
better demand this week, at an advance.
About 1300 head sold at from WHc. for extra;
17J418c. for a few choice; 15(ij;16o. for fair to
good; and 12Ho. lb. lor common, as to
quality. The following are tho particulars of
32 head Owen Smith, Western, 1416.
A. Christv A. l!rn 1
P. McFlllen, Chester oo., 6i9;, gross.
P. Hathaway, Western, K(atWA.
James 8. Kirk, Chester couuty, 1410.
James McFlllen, Western, 88$. eroM.
Ullmau fe Bochman, Chester co., 15iq17.
Martin Fuller & Co.. Western, 1417.
Mooney & Hinith, Western, l.flOl.
i 2?ey& Bro-' Western, 1314.
H. Chain, Peuna.. Z 'iV.
J. & L. Frank, Western. 1315U.
Frank & Shorn berg, Western, 13L
Hope & Co., Western, 12ci 15.
1). Bauson, Chester oo., dUS'X. gross.
IS. Hood, Chester county, (jj1517W.
Chandler & Alexander, Chos. co., 12S18
m j. Buiuomriuge, cnesler co., Hffiie.
$50oi .7o Tor springers, and $60(3)90 per bead for cow
Sheep were dull and rather lower; 8000 head
sold at 6Jx;rv7c. per lb. gross, as to condition.
Hogs were also dull and lower; 3500 head sold
at tho diff erent yards at J9310 per 100 lbs nett.
and a fow choice at $10-25.
Markets by Telegraph.
New York. Februarv II smcu Hull
cuko and Hock Island, 98; Reading.
Canton, 46; Frle, 69U; Cleveland and. Toledo.
120; Cleveland and Pittsburg, 89'; Pittsburg
and Fort Wayne, 98t'; Michigan Central, 10K;
M iehigan Southern, 74; New York Central. 102 ;
Illinois Central, 115; Cumberland preferred. 35U:
Virginia 6s, 64; Missouri Os, 94; Hudson River.
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