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VOL. XV. NO. CI.
PHILADELPHIA, TUESDAY. MARCH 14, 1871.
DOUBLE SHEET THREE CENTS.
SHALL PHILADELPHIA MAN
AGE HER OWN AFFAIRS?
LET II lilt 1M OPLK Am S WCIt.
The Special Committee of the Beleot and
Common Councils of tha City of Philadel
phia appointed to invite the co-operation of
the citizens of Philadelphia in protesting
against the ,
INFAMOUS COMMISSION SCHEMES
introduced into our Btate Legislature,
hereby invite the citizens of Philadelphia,
without distinction of party, to assemble in
General Mass Meeting
AT HORTICULTURAL HALL,
ON TUESDAY EVENING NEXT,
March 14, at 8 o'clock,
to protest Bgainet the passage of those
to assert our right of local self-government,
to maintain our birthright principle of the
Unity of Taxation and Representation, to
prevent the threatened
WASTE OP THE PROPERTY AND
WEALTH OF OUR CITY,
and guard against the terrible corruption
that must ensue from the snatching of the
control of .our city affairs from our own
SELECTED BY THE PEOPLE,
and intrusting it to the
ABSOLUTE MANANGEMENT OF IRRE
composed of a few men appointed by a body
many of whose members are unacquainted
with our needs, without knowledge of our
condition and without sympathy with our
The Councils have no interest in the mat.
ter except as citizens and as sworn guardians
of the interests of tha city. It is for the
GOOD OF ALL
that they ask for a grand outpouring of all
our citizens for the safety and happiness
of all. "'
MEN OF ALL PARTIES,
And NEUTRALS !
Men of all Conditions,
RICH AND POOR I
Men of all occupations,
MANUFACTURERS, LABORERS, MER
CHANTS, PROFESSIONAL MEN,
All are invited; all will be
INJURED AND INSULTED
by the passage of these ,
VILE MEASURES! :
Let all attend and raise their voices in
reprobation of the unpeincipled plunderers
who have 'conceived and are playing this
despotic game; let them send a bhotjt of
denunciation to strike with terror the evil
ioeiis who to enrich themselves would im
rovEBisa the people, grind U3 with taxes
without corresponding benefit, degrade the
dignity of our city and destroy our munici
pal credit by an accumulation of debt so
enormous as to crush all enterprise and para
lyze all business.
Eminent epeakeis will address the meet
GEORGE I BUZBY,
Chairman of Joint Committee.
GEORGE A. SCIIAFER,
W. FISHER MITCHELL,
GEORGE W. NICKELS,
SAMUEL G. KING,
ALEXANDER L. HODGDON,
CHARLES THOMPSON JONES,
WILLIAM B. HAKNA, .
TERRIBLE CASUALTY AT SEA.
The Disaster to the Europa.
The M( tbodi 4s and the State.
J Gifts Not to bo Accepted.
The Small - pox in London.
Oxygen Explosion in Wilmington.
Btc. Lite. Etc. Stc. Vic
TERRIBLE ST0R3I AT SE1.
Lass of the Captain and Mates af tbe Steam
The steamship Europa sailed from Glasgow
for this port on the 25th of February, with 105
steerage and 10 cabin passengers. She expe
rienced squally weather during the first few days,
which increased to a strong gale from the west,
with sleet and a heavy cross sea on March 1.
.Next day inursday; at noon another strong
gale blew up from the south-southwest, accom
panied by a heavy cross sea.
At 11 P. M. the wind checked to the west, fol
lowed by another gale from west-northwest,
with heavy cross seas. This continued all night,
but on the next morning another fresh gale
sprang up from the west, which necessitated the
double reefing of aJl the sails. Towards evening
the gale increased in fury, and the vessel was
put under very slow steam.
The scene at 8 o'clock was awful. The vessel
had reached latitude 48 SO north and longitude
88 50 west. It was dark as pitch, the horizon
being overcast, and the air was chilly with the
driving sleet and the dashing spray. The wind
whistled through the rigging, and rushed
agatnst the sides of the ship, which groaned
and shivered at every blow. In all directions
loam-crested waves from seventy to eighty feet
ran roaring upon the gallant vessel, threatening
to crush her, but she rode like a duck.
At about twenty-five minutes past 0 o'clock
Captain MacDonald drew out his watch and
excused himself, saying that It was time for
him to go on deck to give his final instructions
for the night to his mates, as was his custom
-before going to bed. Turning to Mr. Alexander
I). Corson, ot jno. 3 Bowling ureen, in this city,
he said "Corsen, wouldn't you like to come up
nuu toil? a . wvix tv vuu Dn viriolu lOHCU 111
the affirmative, and they started up the companion-way
It was the watch of the first and third mates.
Messrs. Davies and Waller. These officers were
standing together on tha bridge, under a canvas
awning wLich bad been erected especially to
protect them from the weather. The bridge
wis very 6tout, and was braced with strong Iron
stanchions and rails.
When Captain MacDonald and Mr. Corson
reached the deck, the storm was at its greatest
fury. The captain laughingly dared Mr. Corson
to go with him upon the bridge. Mr. Corson
accepted tbe challenge, and the two started for
ward. They had barely reached the end of the
deck-houee when the ship gave
.A SUDDEN LURCH TO STARBOARD,
and Mr. Corson's courage cooled. He said,
"Captain, I guess I'll go back, as I've only got
my slippers on." The captain laughed, and
said, ''All right; go back, then." .Mr. Corson
shouted, "Captain, take care of yourself!" and
re-entered the cabin.
He bad hardly seated himself when he was
startled by a tremendous crash, quickly followed
by the hoarse yells of the seamen "Help! The
captain's overboard !"
Mr. Corson sprang up the steps and saw at a
glance the full extent of the disaster. A tre
mendous sea had struck the bridge beneath the
starboard side, twisting tbe horizontal iron rail
ing into a perpendicular position, and tearing
the planking up like paper. This broke the
wave, and its crest fell' with a crash upon the
leeward side of the bridge, snapping the stan
chions and grinding that part of the flooring
into kindling wood. The almost solid mountain
of water then bounded off into the : sea again,
staving in two boats and breaking the main
boom, naving evidently turned a somersault in
its passage. It . , -..
. WUELMBD THE CAPTAIS AND MATES,
sweeping them far off into the deep.
Startled by tbe cries of the sailors, Mr. Finlay,
tbe second mate, rushed upon deck in his under
shirt and drawers. He bounded to the talirall
just In time to see three black specks disap
pearing in the darkness behind. Screaming to
the men to throw out ropes and life-buoys, he
sprang to tbe hatchway and signalled the engi
neer to stop the engine. The - steamer was
speedily slowed and stopped, and the buoys and
ropes were cast into the waves, but. without
avail. But the ship soon began to pay off in
the trough of the sea, and Mr. Finlay was com
pelled to order the engines to move again slowly.
A strict watch was kept out for the lost captain
and mates, but all chance for rescuing them had
gone they had gone down In mid ocean.
was a native of Greenock, about thirty-three
years of age, and unmarried. Ills mother 1
living In Greenock, and dependent upon her'
son for support, fie was captain fifteen years,
during six of which he was in tbe employ of
the Anchor Line. He bad command of the
Caledonia at first, and after her three Initiatory
voyages was transferred to the Europa, which
vessel be commanded to the day of his death.
He was well Known in Glasgow, having for a
long tine been- engaged in tbe coasting trade
there. He was the most popular captain on tbe
MB. DAVIES, THE FIRST MATE,
was a Scotchman, a native of Glalgow, and un
married. He was but thirty years of age, and a
very efficient officer. He was the man whose
case created such a widespread Interest about a
year ago, in connection with the ill-fated Hl
bernla. He was one of the victims of that dis
aster, and was picked np half dead In an open
boat on tbe coast of the north of Ireland six
teen days afterward, his only companion being a
Mr. Waller, the third mate, was a Scotchman
also, but twenty-four years of age, and con
sidered a very able seaman. He was formerly
connected with vessels plying to and from the
Mediterranean. This waa hi second trip In the
employ of the Anchor Line 2V. Y. 8un, to-day.
-i SIMILAR ACCIDENTS. '
It is very seldom Indeed that a ahln U da
prlved of all her officers at one time, yet such a
case has occurred before the accident to the
Europe,- A greftt many years ago the Black
Ball uacket sbiD Columbia. Cauuln Rthhrn.
was on her voyage from New York to Liver
pool, when one nignt, juss as ma midnight
watches were being changed, and all of tha
officers were on deck, she was pooped by a very
heavy sea, which swept all of them overboard,
earn ing away also tbe mizzen mast ot the ship.
In this case there was sot a soul left on board
who understood navigation, although she was
i full of passengers. The sailors cleared away
the wreck, and carel for the safety of the ship,
j to far as handling her was concerned, and kept
her jogging along to the eastward, and, had
they behaved themselves, would have obtained
much credit and a liberal reward from
the underwriters: but, relieved from the
restraint of their officers, tbey amused
themselves by pillaging and ill-treating the
passengers, and were consigned to prison on
the arrival of the ship at Liverpool, which port
she reached under the charge of tbe mate of an
English brig which fell id with the ship a few
days after the accident Luckily, In the case of
the Europa. one officer was left who appears to
have been fully equal to the trying emergency
in which he was placed, and to have been nobly
aided by the crew.
THE SECTARIAN LAND QUESTION.
New Yark AlethadUm ni the mate City Gift
Met be Accepted.
The New York Espress of last evening has
The Methodist Preachers' Meeting was ren
dered especially important to-day by the con
sideration of Dr. Ferris' resolution, which called
for the rejection of municipal grants of money
and land for sectarian purposes.
Rev. Mr. Willis said that in regard to this re
tolntion he thought the proper time had not
arrived for its adoption. The Methodist Church,
be did not think, should be subsidized. But
snch charitable institutions as tbe Old Ladies'
Home ought to be in some degree supported by
tbe city, inasmuch as it coVd not be considered
a sectarian charity in toto. The passage of the
resolution would seriously interfere with the
welfare of this institute, he thought, because the
city was about making it a grant of twelve lots of
land. And again, if we refuse It, the Roman
Catholic Church will, in all probability, be the
recipients and possessors of the whole. Rather
than this should be so, would It not be proper
to take a part, to be invested in charity under
the conduct of the Methodists ?
Dr. Curry deemed the acceptance of any such
gifts as those mentioned by the former speaker
unwise and calculated to do a great deal of
barm. Therefore, he Continued, I advise our
cnurcnes to refuse such donations. The Church
of Rome will never die, because it has exercised
a power over the minds of men by which it held
their hearts so as to control their actions. Dur
ing tbe thousand years of its existence it has
demonstrated its terrible vitality and the nownr
it wields as a-sfJiritual corporation. Its presence
and insidious growth are highly dangerous to
the Interest of a republic and the liberties of the
people, and we see how carefully it takes all the
necessary steps to insure Its supremacy. Among
these are tbe means for taking care of the noor.
educating and protecting orphan and foundling
children, and nursing invalids. Now, said he, I
am not prepared to say that it is always impoli
tic for tbe Church to accept gratuities from the
state, xt is sometimes expedient.
Dr. Currv. as a Methodist preacher, and the
editor of its ofiiclal journal, denounced the do
nation as the price of votes, or "sop" for the
Methodists. Again, said he, I shall object to
taking this money from "Boss" Tweed, because
while be pays the Roman Catholics the lion's
share, he throws us this remnant to shut our
mouths'. I ask you, will you consent to sell
yourselves, and so cheap?
Before tbe close of tbe meeting the following
w nereas, in tne present and prospective con
dition of ecclesiastic bodies in this State, great
abuses are inseparable from tbe continuance of
State and municipal gifts to churches and
church institutions, therefore.
Jiesolced, That we respectfully and earnestly
advise all our Methodist churches and in
stitutions neither to ask nor accept any such
SMALL -POX IX LONDON.
Terrible Ravaares ef the Disease.
The London Times, speaking of the small-pox
ravages in the British metropolis, says:
The last weekly return of the Registrar Gene
ral reported 618 fatal cases, showing an Increase
of 74 upon the average of tbe ten weeks ending
with the 11th of February. It was more fatal in
London than the various forms of fever, mea
sles, wnooping-cougn, and diarrhoea, an taken
together. Scarlet fever, with Its 48 deaths, has
become quite a secondary source of danger. In
fact, we are suffering from an epidemic of small
pox, such as has not been Known in london for
at least thirty-one years. Oa tbe average, dar
ing that time, the weekly deaths from the dis
ease have been but 16, and the highest number
of deaths in a single week since 1830 was only
103. or less than half the present number. . .
Ihe limes also pubasnes a letter from a sur-
f;eon at Stoke Newington, giving some terrible
ncidents of tbe disease. The dread entertained
of tbe Infection is pretty sure at once to throw
a poor man out oi worK, ana it ine complaint
once finds entrance into a poor home, of which
tbe inmates are unvaccinated, tbe whole family
will probably be stricken at the same time by
tbe most loathsome sufferings and by complete
destitution. Mr. Brett described turee such
instances in his neighborhood. - In one case a
respectable workman had four children ill of
small-pox; his wcrte was taken away, and him
self and bis wife reduced to extreme weakness.
Two of the children died, and when the under
taker came to fetch them he mistook the living
for the dead. The second was a case of three or
four children "covered with small-pox and
glued to tbe floor on which they lay," the father
shivering in the only blanket possessed by the
family. The third case was that ot a young
married couple, tbe father delirious and the
mother so exhausted that her Infant dropped
from her arms. No neighbors would go near
them, and tbey were dependent for the com
monest necessaries of nursing upon the personal
labors of some Sisters of Mercy. Such accounts
could hardly be exceeded in misery It we had
tbe plague again among us. Even cholera is a
more merciful complaint to the poor than this ,
revolting scourge. .
Frebable Fatal Injorlea te a leading Cltlzea
The Wilmington (Del.) Commercial ot last
We hastily noticed in our seconj edition, on
Saturday, the terrible explosion, at about 3
o'clock that afternoon, in the laboratory of
E. Bringhurst & Co.. on Sixth street, near Mar
ket, by which Ferris Bringhurst, one of the
members of that well-known firm, received
Injuries probably fatal.
Mr. Bringhurst had been announced to lecture
.that evening, before the Worklngmen's Institute,
and bad gone down to the laboratory to prepare
some gas for bis scientific experiments, lie was
evidently engaged in making oxygen, using for
the purpose an iron retort It seems probable
that tbe pipe of the retort had got stopped np.
lie bad, apparently, noticed that something was
the matter and had lifted the retort off the fur
nace and placed it on the brick hearth, when it
exploded with terrible force, throwing pieces of
iron with great force about the room, one of
which struck Mn Bringhurst directly over the
left eye, completely destroying the eye and
crushing In the skull.
His partners were all in the store at the time,
and bearing the explosion they ran to tbe labo
ratory, where a terrible sight met their eyes.
Ferris was lying entirely insensible, against a
barrel, a few feet from the furnace, the blood
streaming from the frightful wound in his head
and the whole reom bearing evidence of the
terrible explosion, which had sent pieces of the
burst retort flyicg right and left and burst the
glass from all tbe windows. Tbe report of the
explosion was heard for squares around that
Dr. Fancoaat, of Philadelphia, was telegraphed
for, and came down on Saturday evening. An
operation was performed, removing a piece of
iron from the patient's train, but he is still in a
sinking condition. ,
TO-DAY'S CABLE NEWS.
Prussian' X&ilitary Decrees.
Ihe Hontmartre Insurrectionists.
They Submit The Capital Quiet.
The British Army Question.
The Abolition of . Purchase.
The Philada. Commission Bills.
They are Negatively Recommended.
Wilmington Methodist Conference.
List of Ministerial Appointment.
Prilsslnn Governorships In France Abolished.
Berlin, March 13 A decree dated on the 5th
intt., but just published, abolishes the governor
ships of Versailles, Nancy, and Rheims, the
duties of which are transferred to military
The German rI.o Relinquish
the administration of affairs in the occupied
departments of France so far a? education and
religion are concerned; reserving, however, the
right to resume it in case the French arrange
ments prove unsatisfactory.
The Gemmae Kerala
tbe management of tbe Postal R til way an.rtcle
graphic service. The Cross Gazette denies the
truth of the report that Weissennnrg is annexed
Prince Frederick Charles
is at Rouen, where be reviews iha German
Germane la France.
The Forth. German Gazette, ofiiclal, says that
unless Francs protect the peaceful Germans
returning to their avocations and residences in
tbat country, reprisals must be made by the
French Minister te Vienna.
Paris, March 13 Evenlug Tue Mrquis de
Bonneville, lately French Minister to ltim,
has been appointed Minister to Vienna.
It is rumored that all the sous-prefectures are
to be abolished throughout France.
Jules Favre has goae to the headquarters of
the Emperor William, at Fcrrieres, to protest
Reqnlrteia HUH Levl'd
by the Germans in some portions of France. '
General Faldherbe Krpetta
that the Germans will redeliver to the French,
on the 15th instant, the railways held by them
in the North.
comer to Paris to-morrow.
The Malcenlenlaef the National Guard
at Montmartre have given in to the authorities
and returned all the cannon in their possession.
The ciiy is quiet.
London, March 14.
Trade at ttouen
is reviving and purchases of cotton tissues have
Release ef Napoleon.
Napoleon passed through Vervlers, Belgium,
to-day, on his way to Chlselhurst.
Parla Entirely Qalet.
Pabis, March 14. All apprehensions of trouble
at Montmartre have vanished. The Prussians
continue their exactions in the occupied depart
ments. Berlin. March 14. Baron yon Arnlm and
Ilerr de Balan, the latter German Minister to
Belgium, have been appoidted to participate in
The Peace Convention
at Brussels. .
London, March 14 The Times congratulates
Europe upon the
Ueanlterihe Black Bea Conference.
The final session of the conference will be
. Th United Slates Corvette Hheaaadiah
is at Southampton.
Tbe German military Authorities
have billeted a large number of additional
troops upon the inhabitants of Rouen because of
the general display of emblems of mourning
during the review of the German fo ces in that
In the House ot Commons last night a rpeech
was made by Sir John Pakington, attaklng in
the strongest terms the
Ab.litlea ef the Njetem ef Parchase
of commissions in the army as a mere sop to the
democracy, which would entail a vast expense
upon the country and disgust the army.
At the urgent request of Mr. Gladstone, whose
health is still delicate, the debate was adjourned
The Emperor Ea Rente te Berlin.
London, March 14. The Emperor William
and his party have arrived at the city of Nancy,
where he was enthusiastically received by tbe
German troops. They go to MeU to-morrow,
and, after an Inspection of the city and fortress,
will continue their journey to Berila.
This Moraine's Uaetatloae.
London, March 14-ll su A. H consols for
both money and account. American securities
quiet and steady: 6-8M ot 1644, H4; of IHdS, old.
H, ;of lfiflf, 0,:iW0a,8SV Kne itailroad, 17 ;
Illinois Central, 110)tf j Great Western, si))tf.
London, ilarcli 14. Hops quiet, X3ji;3 is. per
bale for American.
tivBKhooL, March 1411-80 A. M. Cotton steady;
middling uplands, 1d.TJd. ;rleaus, l?ilTXd.
Ihe sales to-day are estimated at lU.ooO bales.
' Rew Tork Honor aad Bteek Market.
Nsw Vobi, Marcn 14 looks steady. Money
easy at 4 per eenk Uold, 1UV. e-90e, IMS, coupon,
lixut do. ism. da, 113: do. issa. dam;
da 166, new, uo: daissT, ill; da issa, tilt.",
le-4us, U't' ; Virginia ea, new, i ; Missouri Ss.
lvt Cauion Co., Cumberland prttlerred. Si;
New Tor Central and lladsou Kifer, s; Krte,
SuMl Heading, 101V, Adams x press, SUJ, : hUolU
gaa Central, UVV; Michigan Boaltiero. 93; IUU
nuis Central, HH S Cleveland and Tituborg, lid:
Ctilcapo and Kock Island, 111; PiUdtmrg and
fort Wajiiei V i Western Oaioa Taiesrash,
, FROM THE STATE.
The I'animl.slan Rllla te be NejatlTely
Sfrclal I)rpatch to The livening Te'tffttL'pK
IUhrisbcho, March 14 Tbe Committee on
Municipal Corporations, of which Mr. Johnson,
of Philadelphia, Is chairman, this morning una
nimously agreed to report all of the Commission
bills negatively. This may be regarded as abso
lutely killing the bills, unless a tvo-th'rls vote
can be obtained In their favor in the House,
which Is higbty improbable.
It is not at all improbable that this despatch
is merely intended to dampen the ardor of the
citizens wbo propose to participate in the indig
nation meeting at Horticultural Hall this eve.
nlcg. No reports ef the intended nation ot the
Legislature or the Committee on Municipal Cor
porations are to be credited for a moment. Tbe
advocates of the commission scheme will
leave nothing undone to accomplish their
purpose, and the citizens of Philadel
phia will be guilty of the greatest folly
if tbey allow themselves to be deceived for a
moment by any such assertions as the above.
Despite the positive language of the despatch,
we uo not believe that the Committee on Muni
cipal Corporations has determined io report
unanimously against the Commission bills, and
there is but a slight probability that the infa
mous scheme to rob the city of Philadelphia is
in any danger. Ed. Evening Teleokaph.J
The Revolution Rival Proclamation.!
Havana, March 13. A proclamation was
issued by Cespedes in January, and another by
Ignatio Agramonte, February 5. The former
signs himself as President, and the latter Gene-ral-in-chief
of the Cuban forces. The Marquis
of Santa Lucia, who was wounded in the attack
on the tower at Pinto, has had an arm ampu
tated. Dr. Francisco Argilugos, one of the
principal promoters of the insurrection, has sur
rendered. FROM NEW ENGLAND.
Boston, March 14. Last evening T. D. Mur
phy, of Newburyport, after seeing his wife
seated In a car at the Boston depot, fell beneath
tbe Iraln in stepping from the car and was
killed. The body was shockingly m ingled.
4 losing- Proceedings of Ihe Wllmlnarlon ;M. B
Conference- Tbe Appointments by the Ulsbop.
From Our Own Cot respondent.
Dover, Del., March 13. After the close of my
report by telegraph to-day, the committee to prepare
a constitution for a Conference Historical Society
reported some progress made, and were csntlnued
with snmorlty to act during the Interim of con
ference and report at the next annual sesslda. .
The following ministerial members or the Board
of Stewards were elected by ballot: Riv. Charles
Bill, D. R. Thomas, John Hough, and Jo eph Cook.
The place of holding tne nexc session of the con
ference created much pleasant rivalry, as three
severe 1 pi aces Laurel, Mllford, and Smyrna were
advocated. Laurel was chosen.
Rev. A. W. Milby moved that the members of the
conference be requested to read and urge upon the
attention of their respective congregations the
various resolution passed by this conference con
cerning the educational and benevolent enterprises.
Tbe usual resolution! of thank-were then pre
sented to the trustees of the church, tie cU lr, the
families entertaining, and the railroad companies
favoring the conference. Also to Rev. II. S. Tuomp
son, for the very able missionary sermon preached
bylhim on Friday evening last.
A Board of Managers for tho Conference Church
Extension Society was then electe f.
Rev. J. II. Llghtbourn pre-eniel the following re
solutions, which were adopted:
. Whereas, This conference has learned that our
highly-esteemed fellow-laborers, Alfred Cookman,
Samuel L. Uraoey, and Aaron Ktttenbouse, are to be
transferred to other conferences; therefore
Ketmlvtd, That we assure our brethren of our most
kiiidly and fraternal regard for them, of the sorrow
we feel in partlDg from them, and that we will as
brothers cherish their memories.
, Jietolvtd, That If in tha providence of God our
brethren should be returned to us, we will extend
to them a cordial welcome.
JUaoloed, That we commend them to the affec
tionate regard and highest consideration of (he con
ferences to which they shall be transferred, and the
people to whom they shall be sent.
, Rv. George A. Phoebus presented the following:
Rexolved, That In the event of our beloved Secre
tary's (Kev. 8. L. Uraoey) removal to another field
of ministerial labor, the First Assistant Secretary,
H. 8. Thompson, be requested to take charge of our
conference trunk, records, documents, andlother
property. ...,;... .
A resolution condemning ' gambling at church
fa Irs," 'gift enterprises," etc., was passed by a una
nimous rising vote. A collection was t; en taken np
for tbe sexton, which amounted to f5L
Tbe report of the Statistical Secretary was then
presented, showing s large Increase In. members
and in the amount of the several collections.
Tbe conference then proceeded to elect two minis
terial members of the Board of Trustees of the
WesleyanFemale College. Rev. J. D. Curtis and
George A. Phoebus were chosen. Rev. A. Cookman
led the conference In prayer, when the Bishop an
nounced tbe appointments for the ensuing jear.
Tbe Presiding Elders are the following:
Wilmington district. Rev. J. D. Curtis; Dover
district, Rev. T. J. Thompson; Easton 'district,
Rev. J. B. Qulgg; Snow Hill district, Rev. J. L.
The following embrace the most Important of the
Wl'mlngtoo "District, Asbury, C. Bill ; St. Paul's,
R. W. Todd ; Union. J. U. Llghtbourn: Soott, P. M.
Chatham ; Grace, to be supplied; New Castle, W. B.
Walton; Christiana, V. Gray; re ayare City, J.
Bumphriss: Ulddletown, P. Smith: Odessa, W.
Kenney; Newark, 11. Colclazer; Elkton, H. S.
Tbe nipscb ; North Bust, B f. Price.
The following transfers to other conferences were
made: Alfred Cookman, to the Newark Con
ference; 8. L. Gracey, to tha Frvidence Con
ference; and A. Rltieuhouse, to the Philadelphia
Alter the reading or the appointments, the con
ference stsslou was brought to a close by the cus
tomary religious exercises.
BOSS IWEfcD'S STATUE.
Kir. Tweed Declines tbe Proposed lleaer-IIo
Disclaims tbe attributes el Vanity and ti(.
Senator Tweed has just addressed the follow
ing letter to Mr. Shaudley:
Senate Cdambek, Albany, N. Y., Mtrch 13.
1671. To lion. Edward J. Shaudley Mf Dear
bin I learn that a movement to erect a statue
to me in tbe city of New York is being seri
ously pushed by a committee of cit'.zens, of
wLlcb you are chairman. While I am gratified
by tbe friendly feelings which bve prompted
yon, and the gentlemen who are associated with
you, in this demonstration to do me honor, I
most emphatically and decidedly object to it.
Statues are sot erected to liviog men. hut to
those wbo have ended their careers, and where
no Interest exists to question the partial tributes
of fieuda. I claim to be a live man, and hope
(Divine Providence permitting) to survive in all
my vigor, politically and physically, some years
to come. The only effect of tbe proposed statue
U to present me to the public as assenting to
the parade of a public and permanent teaiimo
nial to vanity and self-glorification, which do
not exist, I can stand abuse, and bear even more
than my share; but I have never yet been
charged with being deficient in common sense.
Your, very truly, Wiu-iam M. Twexu.
TlfE EAST K1VER BRIDGE.
The CemDletlea f tbe Breeklya Caisson.
The work of filling tbe caisson of the East
River Bridge, near the foot of Fulton street,
as finally completed at one o'clock on Sun
day mornlne, in tho presence of Engineer
Martin and General Foreman Young. As the
work progressed, recently, the space became
more limited, and workmen were discharged
almoft dally, until, at lost, -when the vacuum
was finally closed, only six laborers remained
out of several hundred employed during suc
cessive stages of the great work. Operations on
ibe New York side of the river are to begin im
mediately. i?iAr;u A.tu vunnEucB,
KVSNTKO TKUtrtHAFH OVTTCa,
Tuosdsy, Maroa U, 1871. f
Tbe bank statement yesterday shows no par
ticular change in their condition, as far as sup
ply is concerned, though the deposits have in
creased $180,835 during the week, which has
been covered by a corresponding increase in the
loans amounting to $172,593. The clearings
have also increased over tl,000,000, with a
speedy improvement in the snpplyof funds.
Tbe banks show a disposition to extend their
operations, and the tendency of rates Is for
lower figures. We quote call loans at 6s 6 per
cent, on the street.
Gold Is active and very steady, with the sales
rangiDg between 111 and 111), tho bulk of
the sales at 111.
Government bonds are in demand and stronger
all through the list.
Stocks were very active and prices steady.
Sales of 8tate 6s, third series, at 107; City 6 '
old. at 101V; new do., at lOlk'; and Lehigh
Gold Loan at 88. 6
Reading Railroad was dull, with sales at 50;
sales of Pennsjlvanla at 61; Camdan and
Amboy at 116; Norrlstown at 82; North
Pennsylvania at 4C; Catawlssa preferred at ,
40, s. o.j and Oil Creek and Allegheny at 48.
Canal shares were quiet, the only sale belnir -in
Morris at 34.
Bank shares were in good demand. Sales of
Western at 65; Philadelphia at 161; North
America at 231; and Bank of Kentucky at 07.
A few shares of Central Transportation sokf '
at 50 and Thirteenth and Fifteenth Streets
Railroad at 53.
PHILADELPHIA STOCK EXCHANGE SALES.
Reported by De Haven Bro., No. 40 8. Third street.
50oo Am Gold iuf,
sM) sh Penna R.....
100 do... .1)60.
800 sh Reading R..
8 sh West Bank.
SO sh Ptilla Bk
loo sh Cata Prf.sGO
69 . .
ini'u fa ca, sse....l07
tfiOOCUV sa, Old...l01)tf
166000 City s, New. . 101 k
fifOO do miw
fcooo Pa A N Y C Is 94
1500 Ch & Del 6s.. 86
f20oo W Jer 6s.... SIX
2000 OCA A 7s... 83X
SshCam A Am..ll0?i
B0 do t)30.116i
67 sh NorrtBt'n R. . . 82 v'
BshBkof N Am. 231
lOshKy Bk. 91
Messrs. di Havbn si brotoir, No. 40 s. Third
street, Philadelphia, report the following quotations;
C. 8. 68 Of 1881, 116'a)115: do. 1888, 112V118Vf :
do. 1864, 111S118X; dO1868, 111711; da 1808, ;
new, I10(ill5 do. 1867, do. 110','dllix ; do. 1868,
do. ill 3,411 1 tf; lo-sos, l08jiGH09. D. 8. 80 Year
6 per cent. Currency, 113j;,114 5 Sold, Ulka
Ult Silver, 106MO108; Union Paolflo Railroad
IstMort. Bonds, 830840; Central Paclno Railroad.
b665: Union Paclno Land Grant Bonds. 730A74S. '
Hbbsrb. William paintsr a Co.. He. 86 s. Third
street, report the following quotations: U. S. 6s of
1881a , ; B-80B Of 18fl5MlSKS118 H : do. 1864; :
manses do. i860, mvaiisv; ao.,3uiy, lsee,
lioam: do., July, 1867. liuamitfj do. Jnlyl
1863, nielli: 10-40S, 1084109. G0!d7lll,
111. V. B. Paclno R. R. Cur'cy 6a, 113oil4.
nabb . iudnir. BroKsrs, report this mornlnt
gold quotations as follows t
10-00 A. M in x mo P. M.
1143 1111. '
rHxIaXlplila Trade Deport
Ttjkbd at, Mai cb 18 Cotton Is held firmly. Sales ''
of middling upland at 14X&10C., and Oulf at Ma i
There is but little Quercitron Bark here, and No. 1
is held at 3l per ton. ; , .
The receipts of Cloverseed are smaU, and it meets ;
a fair demand at 11X18o ' Timothy Is scarce, and
held at t6-50-7s. ia Flaxseed there Is nothing ,
The Floor market is quite dull and for spring '.
wheat families prices favor buyers. Tne Inquiry la
confined to the wants of the trade, and only 500 bar 1
re is changed bands at W 2Na6-a for superfine: '
I5-7&C46 86 for extras: t6-7tW87x for Iowa and
Minnesota extra family; 6-60st7 for Pennsylvania '
do. da i $73 7 -75 for Indiana and Ohio do. do.; and '
89o for fancy brands. Mo change In Rye Flour
or Corn Meal. . ,
The demand fer Wheat is limited. Sales of 9000 1
bushels Indiana red at ti-es, and Pennsylvania do. at s
II 50. Bj e comes In slow ly, and sells at f 1 60. Corn
Is in better request, and sooo bushels yellow sold at ,
81c. Oats are dull at 63i;64o.; l&oo buBbela New
York two-rowed barley and 8600 bushels Canada on 4
secret terms. ,
W hisky is qciet. Fmall sales of Western Iron- i
bonnd barrels at xio.
LATEST SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE.
WRT OF PHILADELPHIA. MARCH 14
TATS OF rHSBJfOMBTXB AT TOS TBMOta nuaaATH '
8 A.M... 48 1 11 A. M-......49 1 1 P. M. us
Bra Riflia. .......... 6-is moom Bits.... ........ 1-47
Bow Bits 6- SiHioh Wats a.. 7-99
Liverpool, March 14. Arrived yesterday, steam- '
ship biberia, from New Tork. Arrived to-day, ships
Lay Kutsell and Lord (Stanley, from Savannah;
barks Emerald, from Galveston ; Albina, from New
Orleans; Sabra Moses, from (harleston; and Glen. '
Nevis, from Galveston. ,
London, March 14. Steamship Assyria, from New
T6rk for Glasgow, touched at Movllle to-day.
Steamship City of Paris, fiom New York March 4.
touched at O.ueenstown to-day. .. .
. (BV Telegraph.)
Nxw YOBX, March 14. Arrived, steamship Deutsch
land, from Bremen.
CLEARED THIS MORNING.
Steamer Mayflower, Fulls, New York, W.P.Clyde
Scbr Northern Light, Ireland, Portsmouth, Sinnick
son A Ce.
Bchr J. 8. Weldin, Crowell, Providence, d
Schr L. A. Bt nneit, Nelson, Norwalk, do.
lug Chesapeake. Merrlhew, Baltimore, with a tow
o? barges, W. P. Clyde A Co.
. Tug G. B. Hutch ins. Barman, Havre-de-Grace, with
a tow of barges, W. P. Clyde A Co.
ARRIVED THIS MORNING.
Steamship Rattlesnake, Winnett, 84 hours from
New York, In ballast to T. M. Klchards.
(Uteamsblp f-oruian, Nickerson, 48 hours fm Boston
With mdse. to IL W'lnsor A Co.
steamer F. Franklin, Plerson, 1.1 hoars from Baltl.
more, with mdse. and passengers to A. Groves, Jr.
teanier Tacony, Nichols, 84 hours from New York.
With nidse. to W. M. Balrd A Co.
Steamer W. C. Pierrepont, Shropshire, 84 boors
from New York, with mdae. to .W. VI. Balrd A Co.
Steamer Monitor, Jones, 84 hours, from New York,
With mdse. to W. M. Balrd A Co.
Steamer Mayflower, Fulta, 84 hours from New
York, with mdse. to W. P. Clyda A Co.
Steamer Ann Eliza, Richards, 84 hours from New
York, with mdse. to W. P. Clyda A Oa.
Steamer S. C. Walker, Sherin, 4 hours from New
York, with mdse. to W. M.HirdACo.
Steamer Fannie, Fnun, U hours from New York,
With mdse. to W. M. Bnifd Co.
Barkeuitne BaDeook. Collins, days from Matan
tsa, with molasst to C A C. M. O Gallaghan A Co.
Brig Frontier, Morgan, 9 days from Msunsss,
with molasees to JL C. Knight Co. swl to
VScher"o ifrowniend, 4 days from Choptank
Blver, '" railroad Ues to Post'eUwaile, Mc
Tuir Hudson, Nicholson, from Baltimore, With
tow f barges to W. P. Clyde A Co.
SPOKEN. ' ' ' '
Schr Sophia Wilson, Walls, from Boston for Car.
dmss, laBrarsick, Ga., I days out, was spokwa
loth iiitL, 1st. 46 40, long. 74, by brig Maud, Potter,
at this port MEMORANDA.'
Sbtp Sarsnak, BuDiavr. '. from Mobile, at L!v-
trpo J tliis aiuxuiug, in S4 days paso-.