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VOL. XV. NO. C5.
PHILADELPHIA, SATURDAY. MARCH 18, 1871.
DOUBLE SHEET THREE CENTS.
DTvleatapv Rstraordiaary-Iiayti Waraed by
tbe United State to be Neatral Toward
Communications from United States officials, re
ferrlng to the pending negotiations with Santo Do.
mlngo, and waromtt HyU to remain neatral, have
been published in the Haytien journals, and excited
great deal of unpleasant comment. Translations
f several of these documents have been received.
The Drat Is a letter from Admiral Poor to the Provi
sional President of Haytt :
To President Saget, Provisional President Republic
Bir: The nndersicned avails himself of the arrival la
ia tbi port, of tbe hevera, tlairship of the United States
North Atlantic fiuairon, to Intorm four Kiceliencv that
tie has recaivnd instructions from ins Government loin
rform lour ascellencx that nenotiations are now peolinu
between tba United states (oTernmeat and tne (iovern
neat of Santo Itomina-o, and Ibat dnrins tnr.b natroiia
lions the (jnited btates Government is determined
tonaaall it. power to present any meddling o the part
of Harti or any other power with tne Dominican Govern
mem. Therefore, any interference witb, or attack on tha
Dominican, by abipa under tha Havlien flair, or any other
flag, during the said n;i:i ations, will be considered ao
act of hostility to tba United btates fluff, and will provoke
hostilities in leturn. 1 have. etc..
O. H. POOR, Bear-Admiral, etc.
Port aa-rrinoe, Feb. 1(1, 1871.
United States Consul (Sautter addresses General
Noid Alexis in the following krms:-
Oeneral: A Urge majority of tba Dominican people
have asked tbromo their representatives to be anoeied
to tba United btales , and the negotiations with tuat view
have been entered into and still continue. A commission
baa been ai pointed to ro to Kanto Domingo and make a
caratu: examination, when all who are opposed to annexa
tion will again have an opportunity to make themselves
heard. In the meantime the United Mates have enraged
to protect the legitimate Government of the I'omioican
, Republic that of President liaez aeainst all interven
tion from outside, and to fullil this engagement the
United KtaH-s will even use force, if otber means prove
Inefficient. 1 he Hsytien Government has been duly cau
tioned, and has promised to preserve a strict neutrality.
Consul (ianticr proceeds to point out the move
ments of General Luperon and his associates, and
"1 do nut wish to say by this that the authorities at Cape
Haytien are secretly aiding the Dominican insurgents,
although it is known to every one tbat General f.upnron
ia in friendly relations with them, and that tkey nave
accorded bim long interviews ; but I desire to warn t be
authorities here, feanng that their sympathies, bv Inadintr
S, them to exceed the limits of thoir duties, may not only
alienate the good foelingnf the United states towards
the Haitian Government, bat msy occasion grave compli
cations which may still be avoided by prudence."
General Nord, In reply, says:
"1 have already been ordered by my Government
to preserve the strictest neutrality regarding; the
affairs of the Dominican quarter."
Minister Bassett addrensed the following letters
to the Hajtlen Secretary of State:
To the Hon. T. Kameau, Secretary of State.
(Sir: I have the honor to inform you that nego'iat inns
are pending between tho United btates an1 President
Baz ot the Domiuioan Heptiblio: and lam instruct 1
by my Government to mitke known to the Haytien Gov
ernment tbnt it will regurd witb decided disfavor all
attempts made (no matter by whom) to disturb the peace
er interfere in the internal affairs of the neighboring
Dominican Kepubii cduring these nngotiatione.
1 respectfully ask that you will, without deluy, direct
the attention of your Government to these instructions
trcm my Governiaaot, and I express the hope that the
Government and people of Hnyti will be enaoaraged to
presorve the strictest neutrality in regard to the internal
a flairs of the Dominican K public, and that tboy snail
nse their influence to prevent the occirroDce of any inci
dent arising from the revolutionary sate of this island,
calculated to affect in t he leant degree the interests of tho
tTnitsd Unites, aa well as the amity existing between
Ilajti and tte United States. I have, etc.,
KBKNKZKH D. BA.SSKTT.
United Btate Legation, Port au Prince, Jan. 10, l-)7il.
This letter was replied to by Secretar Rdtneaa,
when Minister Iiatsett answered as follows:
Bir: I thank you for roar letter of the 21st alt., in reply
to mine of an earlier date, inviting your Government to
observe strict neutrality in the internal affairs of Santo
Domingo, and I shall experience mucb pleasure in in
forming the United btates Government of the friendly
spirit in which you have received the notification of Its
wish and of its expectation in this particular circum
stance. But, nevertheless, it would be more satisfactory and
mere agreeable to my Government and mjselt, if, when
writing in the name of your Government, you felt your
self authorized to give the assurance oi neutrality asked
and expected by the United States
ttince tne receipt of your dnspatoa we have heard, from
sources worthy of consul eratior, reports which, supposing
then to be reasonably exaet, may give rise to aarioos em
barrassments, in the absence of any ansurance of neu
trality on the part of your Governmnt- I shall not insist
on the acouracy of these reports. I will mention oaly,
that year Consul at Kingston, Jamaica, is kaowa to be
well iniormed respecting certain schemes of intervention
in the affairs of Santo Domingo, ami that be and your
Gonsnl at Uuracoa are accused of masking and protecting,
or being ready to mask and protect, by means of their
official position, projects of the character laeica ted. It
on also come to our anowienue tnat certain f.ther tier-
sons propose to disturb the internal peace of flunto .Do
mingo under cover of the Haytien flag.
Jo the absence of a declaration of a neatral policy oa
the oart of vonr Government relative to the internal
atlairs of Santo Dominge, the United Mates, despite its
wish to the contrary, may find cause of dissatisfaction
when, from well-informed authorities, we receive repirts
which lead the Government to tear tnat tne itaytion Gov
ernment msy be compromised bv her oitizens and repre
ensaf ives, who, so fur as we know, have received no notice
from thair Government to observe that neutr- Mtr which
my Government, in cordial amity, much dosir and counts
noon yon to see observed I hsvo, etc.
KBKNKKR D. BA.8SETT.
U. 8. Legation, Port aa Prince, Feb. , 171.
The Port-aa-Prtnce Ctviliateur. February 18, In
the course of a Hog article, thus complains of al
tetrad aeta nf fntlni It! Atfrin nn thn rtart f I'nlt.Ari
i Kates officials:
i Th. r. mm . ar, 4Ym RnnHatlAi, ri m i a r I In A,dn I.
seeore its caccees.nave sought to exercise a at stem oi com
rjlete though disaaietd eoereion. It is first the oom
mender of a ship of war who arrives at Jaemsl to inform
the military governor there that he ma it be quiet (cot)
during the annexation negotiations or unnluasaat eon-
sequences would follow. This was done without tha
least care ler our national sovereignty or late eats,
which, feeble as we are, are nevertheless entitled to re
spect. Next, a diplomatic agent, regulaily accredited in
a form half fawning and half monaoing, renews tha same
invitation. Than a naval officer presents himself to the
Chief of btate, himself, to reiterate the same injunction,
accompanied ibis time by a monitor of fifteen guns, aa if
to show the penalties which would be incurred by any de
viation from the policy which he invited the President to
adopt, now, it is a simple consular officer of the second
data who believes it his duty to play bis part ia the
"Now. bow can these acts be reconciled with the sol
etnn statements made to the men of principle in the
i United b fates Congress, in order to calm their first sus-
ipicioaa, that only the truth is sought in tue Santo Do
mingo ((uesticn, and that only honest representations
9 would be acted upon, are not t aural, LiUperon, fnnen-
1 tal. Honsria, Gomez, and many otbera like tbun. Domini
etas? If they desire to make themselves beard, why, if
I truth alone ia sought, are ao many precautions taken to
1 suppress the expression of their sentiment? The resolve
I to annex, when it really exists, implies a determination on
the part of the annexation ista too strong to require as
Tr support schemes unworthy of a power guided ouly by
good WUJ, train, ana justice
TBE C03IMISSI0X, BILLS.
Hbs Is EnglueerlnaT fbeut.
AUarrisbuig despateh to the New York Tribune
Jt appears that Pennsylvania Democrats have been
looking to New York city for counsel la their doings.
A committee, largely composed of Phlladelpuiaus,
visited New York last Joly, and were received oy
Tweed, who gave them some Insight Into his
means of victory. The ensuing election was not
a Democratic success, and they again sougnt
their adviser. Th'j were assured of the efficacy of
gold. When the present legislative session began
the movers coinruenceo sounding the members.
when all was ready a bill substantially Identical la
form and feature to that providing for the Govern
ment cf New York was brought forward in behalf
ot Philadelphia, and by the aid of a few Itepuollean
votes consigned to tne committee on corporations.
The committee deliberated upon the measure, but
dared not repot t
The Speaker of the IIoo.Be, learning that tangible
argamebts una ueen brought to bear upon tne com
nilttee, added four men of undoubted backb iue to
the committee, and lo I It was fount there was out
one majority apalnst the scheme. It would not be
adding material poiut to this narra'ive to gWe
namea. Here men who were oSTered from fKOU to
$jooo are neither scarce nor backward in avow
ing It. Bitice the defeat of the bill, a anlque tele-
t graphic corrf sponuence oas passea between
tlws abject Pennnylvaulans and their Indignant New
Yirk mentor, whose last vehement command was
to "ray more money and carry the thing yon know
bow it Is yourself.' In a new shape and with more
money, It la openly declared, the bill mast sootier or
later become a law. -wnai:- aai'i a coat monarch,
iinthev ttilcx we nave mony just to make na
rich t Not much. We mean to rule, as well as con
trol this bis fetate, and when things work just right-
money will make majorities wherever we want
Baltlniara fradaea market.
BirriMOHg. March 18. Cotton dull and weak
inr! lnw middllnir. 13 Vc Flour dull, but en
tireiy anchaDged. Cloverseed quiet at l for(7-6'.
Wheat dull, except for cholce.aud entirely nominal.
(loro White BOUiatru Ufui sun R.S1V. miiM,,
yeilow- bouthern dull at bKa. Oats flrta at
44X. Mess I'Ork quiet I Bacon steady;
Khoaider. xc.: rib aides, Uj.; clear rib, ino.;
ilm"ulL UrdqufetHlSVc Whlbkv dull
TO-DAY'S CABLE NEWS.
The Monlmartre Insurrection.
The Black Sea Question.
.Protocol of the Conference.
History of the Negotiations.
THE MEIHODIST CONFERENCES.
BaC.e Btc.s Etc. Etc., CtO.
Tha IHont innrlre Inanrrertlan.
Lokdon, March 18. Tho Timet' special des
patch from Paris says: On Friday morning a
battalion, the 134th, of the National Guard
prevented the battalion 21st from taking posi
tion on the ramparts of the fortification at Mont
martre, because they were not devoted to the
Prnsalnn Outrages In Frnace.
Paris, March 18. The splendid chateau of
Charles Bonnehese having been wantonly pil
laged by the German soldier, its owner has
written to the Grand Duke of Mecklenburg,
complaining of the outrage, and declaring that
he will place a tablet on the wall perpetuating
the memory of the disgraceful act.
Napoleon nnd Kugenle.
London, March 18. Napoleon has not yet
arrived in England. The Empress Is much dis
appointed, but supposes there was a mistake in
the telegram notifying her of his Intended visit,
and remains at Dover awaiting her husband.
failed Mlntea Corvrtle Mbenandoah.
The Mayor and Mayoress of Southampton will
give a grand ball on the evening of Tuesday
next. The officers of the United States corvette
Bhcnandoah at Southampton have received in
The Black Bea Question.
London, March 17. The protocols of the
proceedings on the Black Sea question will be
laid on the table of the House of Commons to
nfght. They are signed by the plenipotentiaries
of the seven powers represented. Their general
features are of a
on the part of Russia, willingness on the part of
Turkey to accept a deneutralization of the
Black Sea, and a deference of the conference to
the wishes of either power. On January 17
Lord Granville was chosen President. Lord
Granville regretted the absence of the plenipo
tentiary from France, and declared that the
object of the conference was to examine the
Black Sea question without partisanship, and to
dif-cuss with perfect liberty the Russian propo
tals for a revision of the treaty of Paris.
Iiaron Brunnow Alada a statement
which contracted no trace of the imperative tone
of Prince Gortschakofl's circular. Baron Brun
now 's ppeeeh was most conciliatory throughout,
and was responded to in the same spirit by
Mausouros Pasha. The conference then went to
work on the declaration to the effect tbat the
plenipotentiaries recognize it as the essential
principle of the
Riant af Nations
that no power can shake off the engagement
of a treaty or modify its stipulations, except
with the consent of the contracting parties.
This friendly understanding was arrived at, and
on March 13 the Due de Brogue gave his adhe
sion to it. A second meeting took place January
24, when Baron Brunnow stated that changes
bad taken place since 1665, and that
All Treaties Hhall be Judged
by new considerations arising In the interval.
He contended that the treaty of Paris really
perpetuated irritations by wounding the Russian
The Turkish Ambassador combatted the argu
ments of the Russian Ambassador, and declared
that Turkey was fully satisfied with the treaty,
but if the other powers thought it right to
The Husalan Demand
on that Government, and would give guarantees
equivalent and compatible with the rights and
security oi me uttoman empire, ne was
authorized to concur. The other plenlpoten
tiaries, while recognizing the justice of the
Turkish objections, adhered to their former ex
pressiftn that the I urkleh consent must be a
condition of equivalents. At the third sitting
February 3d, 'on the treaty four articles were
proposed by Earl Granville. The second article
gave to Turkey the power to introduce ships of
war of the
rowers into the Black Sea only, if compelled
to do so for the security of the Ottoman empire
Moneouros Pasha objected to th phrase non
riverain as restrictive to Turkey and offensive
A I-aaaT Debate
generally in opposition followed, the represen
tativeofthe Turkish Government pleading his
instructions as very peremptory. At the same
meeting the secondary questions of
Tba Vtsttb. C'omiulaalaa
was first mooted, nnd It was agreed to insert
arrangements therefor In the principal treaty,
at the fourth meeting of February 7. No in
structions bad been received by the plenlpoten
tiaries, and nothing was done.
At the fifth meeting, which was held on Che
13th inst., the Due de Broglie was introduced.
lie declared mat tne rencn uovernment saw no
sufficient reason to modify the treaty of Paris,
but it now willingly accepted the arrangements
which bad been partially concluded.
The Italian Minister met the objection of the
Turkish Minister by proposing a new article, in
which the words
"Frlcadlr anal Allied Powers"
were substituted for "non-riverain powers
This amendment was accepted freely by Turkey
and the other powers. There were no dif
Jertnce on tie otter artieles. After their cm-
pletlon the Turkish and Russian plenipoten
tiaries announced they had been authorised to
conclude a convention abrogating, tha stipula
tions of the treaty ot Paris relative to the num
ber and strength of their retpective fleets in the
I.lvKRroot, March 18 Arrived on the 18th
steamer Virginia, from New York; lS.h, steamer
Wjomlnf , from New York.
Thla rtlaratnst'a Qnatatleaa.
Lokdok, March 18 11 80 A. M. Consols opened
at tlx for money, and 92y for account, American
securities firmer. United States bonds, of lSSi, :
ff 1665, Old, 91; Of 1867, 1 ; 10-409, 8!v: Kne
ftauroaa, is v; Illinois central, no; ureal western,
i)NION, March 18 T-insed Oil, X33rtT3 Rs.
Fkanrfobd, March 17 United States bonds closed
LiVEnrooi, March 18 11-30 A. M. Cotton
opened dull ; uplands, 7 VT,','d. ; Orleans., 7M'f d.
1 he sales to-day are estimated at 10,000 bales. The
stock of cotton afloat Is Wl.coo bales, Including
FROM TUE STATE.
Special Denxttckto Tht Evening Telegraph.
Heading, Pa., March 18. Saturday morning,
Bishop Scott in the chair. Devotional services
were conducted the Rev. J. 11. Alday.
Rev. James Flannery was reported as having
gone to the better land during the year. Rev.
I)r. Nadal was also reported as having fallen at
his post during the year.
Rev. C. J. little was granted a supernumerary
A communication was received from the Hon.
George Connell, of the State Senate, in reference
to the collateral inheritance tax, and asking the
influence of the conference in aid of its passage.
It was referred to a special committee.
Rev. Dr. Pattison represented the Reading
district as being generally prosperous aad peace
ful. He has been happy in his work, and the
Church is advancing in every department. The
preachers were called and passed.
The annual missionary sermon will be
preached on Monday morning at 10) o'clock
by Rev. Jacob Todd.
"Rev. T. A. Ferulcy was granted leave of ab
sence on aecount of the death of his sister In
Memorial service in memory of the dead of
the year was appointed for Monday afternoon,
at 3 o'clock.
Rev. Dr. Carrow offered the following:
Jietolved, That it is the judgment of this
conference that no Presiding Elder should
serve longer than one term, or four years.
Withdrawn for the present.
The following local preachers were elected to
deacon's orders: George W. Evans, Randolph
Craijre. Michael Hensel.
John Ilean, Jr., W. Kenncday, and J. W. Donnelly
were elected to local elder's orders.
(. D. Carrow, J. II. Alday, and J. Dickerson were
appointed a committee on the communication from
The report of the Treachers' Aid Society w pre
sented by Kev. J. A. McUullouRh ; IH7.W-W
have been received and distributed during
the year. The trustees of the so
ciety are also the stewards of what Is termed the
fund for conference claimants, and the report com
bines the mutual relief fund and the collections
taken np In the various charges.
Resolutions expressive of sorrow on account of
the death of Amos Phillips, Esq., who was for a long
time a lay steward, and who gave very liberally to
the Preachers' Aid Society, were also oirered.
The report and resolutions were adopted.
The transfer of Kev. J. T. Uracey from the India
Conference to the Philadelphia Conference was
read. Kev. J. T. Graccy and Rev. J. Lanahan,
1). D., were Introduced.
Kev. J. a. Mcuuiionjrn, James unr, and B. Scho
Celd were elected trustees of the Preachers.' Aid
Rev. A. W. Guyer, of the Central Pennsylvania
Conference, was introduced.
Kev. T. K. Kuly was continued as supernumerary
with appointment. Itev. T. W, MacUiary was made
The committee on tne extra missionary apportion
ment and expecses of the next General Conference
reported through Kev. J. Welch. Adopted.
Resolution welcoming Kev. J. T. uracey, .who on
account of his wife's health has been compelled to
be transferred rrom tne jinia Mission conference,
was adopted by a rising vote.
The transfer oi tne itev. a. iuuennonne rrom tne
Wlimineton Conference was announced.
The lollowlng pulpits in Philadei phla will be filled
by members of the conference to-morrow:
rweilin Mreeiuiurcu nev. j. a. cooper.
Eleventh Street Church, above Washington ave
nue Kev. P. Coombe In tho morning, Kev. J. A
W atson at nignt.
Nineteenth street ennren itev. . t. Kembie.
Wonnt Zlon, Manayunk Kev. J. Atwood.
Tabernacle Kev. J. H. J. McConnclL
FROM JVEW JERSEY.
New Jersey Method'st Conference.
Special Despatch to Tht Evening Telegraph.
Salem, N. J., March 18. The session was
opened with reading the second psalm, singing
the Kivtn nyrnn, ana prayer oy itev. ueorge
The minutes of yesterday's session were read
The seventh question was taken up. Rev. G. E.
Brown, a supernumerary preacher, was called. lie
said he would giaaiy enter upon lue active wore of
the ministry, but his neaitti was not sumcteut. J.
.lanuet. k. iianei, is. v. wootston. a. Atwood. J. .
BiiKle, T. Sovereign, A. Owen, H. 1L Johnson, L. J.
Khodes. J. Atwood, J. T. Tucker, J. Herr. D. L.
Adams, and W. Wlllner were passed and their rela
L. Dumeid s cnaracier was passed, ana nis rela
tion changea to superannuated.
The application or local preacners ior aeaoon s
orders were called for, and James Moore, William
Wright, William Kiruy, William it. carter, Charles
Carter, Firth Stringer, David Scale, Allen Thomp
son, William ood, and James fcirretu were repre
sented and elected to be ordained.
A paper on the legal form or church property was
presented, ana reierrea to tne appropriate com
The fourth question was taken np, and W.F. Ran-
dolnti was elected to elder's orders.
Kev. Dr. Datihlell was Introduced, and addressed
the conference on the subject of education, lie said
thev deafened that the graduates or Dickinson Col
lege shall be the peers of the graduates of any other
institution oi learning.
The Tract Committee reported the aggregate
amoont of the collections made 133,070, an Increase
of I'j7 47 over last year.
The report of the Committee of the Freedmen's
Aid Nociety was maue, ana resolutions reoommenu
lng It to the continued patronage of the conference.
KlBhon Janes urged Us claims upon the brethren.
Rev. lr. Lewis presented a paper from the trus
tees of Perkintowa Church, asking tne conference to
take snch action as would permit them by legal
enactment to transfer the church to the Education
Hoard for purposes of education.
The Committee on Souday-schools made their
report, 7V16 having been collected during this
.... . . : l. T ' .......... I . ... .
I ne Louuuiueo un vuuiv.u cabcuaiuu rmioruia
17k9-8 as raised last year.
The Committee on Ladies' and Pastors' Aid Union
reported Usat a union be formed in every church.
Itev. Dr. Dobbins read a memoir of Kev. A.J.
Bcott, a young man and a cevoted minister, who
died after two years' sickness.
It was resolved that, as far as practicable, we take
a collection for the reearaen s aiu wociety.
A raDer on the desecration or the Haibath was
presented and adopted, deprecatlognucu desecration
and the holding of camp-meetings on the Sabbath
unless such measures are taken as will prevent
The Committee on Bible Canse presented their
report, pledging the conference to a deeper interest
and larger collections. The collections amounted to
i nil aa. an increase over last year of 137.
Kev. Dr. Uoldich, Secretary of the American Bible
Society, was Introduced and addressed the confer
ence at great length on the history of the Bible work.
Niw York, March 18. The specie shipments to
day amount to f 4ov,wo, mostly in surer.
A year ago Tuesday the snow was so deep
in many streets is Boston that, where there were
large drifts, sleighs were driven on Uie sidewalks
tarjy in 'Jie xaprnug.
MATTERS AT WASHINGTON.
Revising U. 3. Statutes.
Wns oi tlio West.
Kesignation of GoTcrnor Clayton.
Later from JEiiropo.
France Settling Down.
England has an Earthquake.
Etc.. Etc., Etc.. litc.s Etc.
Earthquake la Eaglaad.
London. March 18. A slight shock of earth
quake was felt this morning in the northern
portions oi England.
BQceenstown, March 18 The steamship Uol
satis, from New York, arrived this morning.
maritime Law la France.
Paris, March 18. The Government is devotlntr
much time to the consideration of the subject
of maintaining mercantile law. The questions
at present under discussion, and which will be
first decided ppon are those relating to the ex
cess of taxes on bonded goods, and revision of
the navigation laws, it is said that the
is for the purpose of converting a loan of two
hundred and fifty million francs contracted bv
the Tours delegation of the September govern
ment. The Bank of France will not aBk the payment
of supplementary interest, except In caie of
persons who avail themselves oi the delays ac-
coraea ny me new uw.
The Northern ana eastern railways are to be
The French Army
is being rapidly reorganized and the menlnearly
The suppression of the Montmartre revolt li
in contemplation lor to-day.
Tho Remains of Charles Hugo
will be brought to Paris to-morrow by his father
for interment. Funeral arrangements are such
that the procession will be very large and the
It Is announced that
supports the present Government, but will re
tire irorn tne army 10 private nie.
insists npon an investigation into his conduct at
FROM WASHING TO JV.
nevlalaa atf Ualtcd Mtatea Statatea. .
Despatch to the Associated JTess.
Washington, March 18. Benjamin Vaughn Ab
bott and Victor C. Uarrlnger, two of the commis
sioners selected to revise the statutes of the United
States, nave addressed a letter to the chairmen of
the committees of tne two nouses of uoBsress en
that subject, giving a history of the progress of the
work. They are aestrous to ascertain the decision
of Congress as to the completion of the work. If
the time designated in tne act or May 4 th, 1870,
thtee years, Is to be adhered to, they advise the in
crease of the commission to five instead of three, as
at present. They are convinced that It Is not pos
sible for the three commissioners to complete the
work in the time specified, but that It can be done
with additional aid, ana increased attention to the
lapse or time and the necessity for expedition, If the
committees ot Congress were to give a definite ex
pression of opinion that the revision should and
nmsi oe com pie u wmiiu me term oi tnree years
Wlinom coniemv 'ig an bxibuhiou.
FR OM THE WEST.
MFMrnis, March 18. A special despatch to the
Avaianctie, irotn tattie kock, Arg., ea,s: in the
House yesterday, a bill was Introduced to provide
for tilling the office of Governor In case of a va
cancy. It provides that the President pro tem. ot
the Senate shall become Governor, and IX there Is
none, tnen tne sneaker or tne tiouse.
The (Senate assembled at 1 o'clock as a high court
of Impeachment, acting Chief Justice Whylock pre
siding. A communication was received from Chief
Justice McUlure acknowledging service, saying he
was ready for trial. Counsel for respondent sub
mitted a general demurrer to tue articles of im
peachment, arter wnicn tne court aajournea tin
Monday, when argument will be had on the de
murrer. Of course It will be sustained and the de
(overnar Clavtoa Heat la bio Resignation
to the House this morning, announcing that he had
turned over tne dooks ana papers or nis oince to tne
l'resident pro tem. or tne ueuate. Clayton leaves
r... UuBhliioltn lil.mnrmw. Hnillcv wu aurnrn In
this evening and entered on the discharge of nis
duties as uovernor. aooui tnree years ago ne was
a merchant and failed, took the benefit of tha Bank
rupt law. and nas been in tue Mate nve yeitrs.
When tne Reconstruction oiu nas ea ue entered
Into polltios as a radical, succeeding In being elected
(Senator from thla district, lie was one of the
strongest advocates or tie Funding bill
passed by the last Legislature, and la
said to have made a good thing of It. lie is now
well off. Before uiayion resigned ne sisrnea near a
thousand commissions for friends who hd been
provided for, among them speaker Tankersley, aa
nuperinienaeut oi tue jcuiw;uuary at jacaaou,
a rune ia tne west.
The special despatch says that Hester Long and
Charles Johnson, colored, are being tried for the
murder of nr. van hook. Their connection with
the murder Is not yet established.
An omcer leaves ior uuie uock to nav witn a re
quisition from Uovernor benter for llardwlck, the
swinuier ana uigamisi.
How York (Isiir mm Mtoek marks.
Hiw Yobk, March IS Stock active. Money easy
at 4 fiits per cent. irom. in. a-wia, iwi cou
pon, wi' ao. 1S64, do., 119: do. i860, do. lias;
no. i860, new, ao. iboi. uih : ao. ism. niw
; Canton Co., hi ; Cumberland preferred, 82 ; New
York ivntrai son uunauu mver, vf; r.ne,
bum: Heading, im ; &oaiui express. 7l : JUcni-
gan central, iiot, micuiga" ounuiwru, yv; Illi
nois Central, XMy, Cleveland and Pittsburg, 113 ;
Chicago and Kock Island, 114 V; Pltuburr and
Fort Wayne, 7; West nnion Telegraph
Row York Krodneo tTIarlteC
Niw York, March 18 Cotton dull : sales 1600
huitta at irc. Flour a shade firmer: sals 8S0J bbls.
Htate at Ik47-iu; onto at is ..", 7 -&0; w estern at itko)
7 so. Wheat firmer; sales of Si.uoo bush, new spriug
t ii'SO anoat: winter rea ana amber western at
1 1 71C 1 Corn steady; sales iw.ooo bushels new
inixed eewru bv on-joagc. iiuis nun; allies io.uuu
i.iiah- unio aua western at 6Kt7iuv. lieer quisu
pork steady; new mess, 21 '70; old mess, $il. I.ard
quiet; steam, llQUt.; kettle, 13c. Whisky
quiet at vlXC
Th President. The President, now stop-
rdne at the residence of A. J. Drexel. sq., on
aeeonnt of the inclemency of the weather kept
in doors. On Monday he returns to Washing
ton, wjtvue mxi urunt wui YWlt Xvw iwi.
rOXSTLYASIA STATE items.
Fallero of the PlttabarsT "ParfiVay Ita
Barkers Failed to Reapoa!.
The Commercial also has the following:
For a considerable time past It has been
known that the Iaper. the new Democratic
journal in this city, was in extremity, and Its
cessation, or at least suspension, has been con
fidently expected. The new journal did not ap
pear to-day, and it will probably not appear to
morrow, or the next day.
It is not four months since the paper was
started. It was to have command of unlimited
pecuniary resources, New York capitalists
' backed it, and "solid" men here subscribed to
its stock, the subscriptions ranging from 1 20, 000
to a few bnndred dollars each. But presently it
was fonnd that "backing" and subscriptions did
not always imply the payment of money.
Money from New York, if any had been pro
mised, was not forthcoming. The stock com
pany, we believe, has not been fully incorpo
rated, and the subscribers for the most part were
worse than backward in honoring their sub
scriptions. Bo the movers of the enterprise,
who bad expended ready resources lavishly at
first, found themselves with plenty of splendid
material, a fine press, and the most elegantly
furnished ofllcojin the city, on their hands, and
not the means at command to pay salaries or
From reliable sources we ascertain that the
total expenditures during the brief existence of
the enterprise ageregate sixty-five thousand
dollars. Among their liabilities is one of $300
to the Pittsburg Paper Manufacturing Company,
while other evidences of indebtedness in the
way of notes are held by ecver.il of our banking
institutions. The employes also have claims
against the establishment for wages, remaining
A memorial to the I.falalatnro about the Com-
The following is a copy ot the memorial pre
pared by the committee appointed at the recent
town meeting, ana is being extensively circu
lated for signatures, before it is sent to Ilarrla
To tht Honoraotv ris tmate ana otu or H.prfmtalfm or
Vtinttfronia. 1 he undersicnod. citir.eas and sax navara
of tba citjr of Philadelphia, do inost earnestly remonstrate
and protest asainst tne paaaage oi tne biiia latolr sun
mitt ed to the House of Representatives, known as "the
Commission bills," and do respectfullv assign for cause of
our roDiom trance snd protest:
first. That to effect or tnese acts vnu do to nana over
for five rears tbe city and ita wealth. Its bnsiness, its man
nfacturee, and its destiny, to the ktteping and absolute
management of a tew commissioners and their swarms of
agent., contractors, and officers, without accountability
to tne people oi rnnaaeipaia, or to taoir cuesen repre
sentatives in Councils.
Sec nil. Because the paople whoe million are to be
rpended, and whose property is to be controlled by tbesa
conimistioneis, have no voice in their appointment, and
have no control over tneir sois.
Third. Because tnese aofs empower the commissioners
to comnal Councils to lovy any rata of taxation the com
missioners may thmk tit, which is taxation without repre
sentation, thus atrisins a blow at tbe most eberisned
princip es of republican government.
Fourth. Becauae these act will open tbe door to the
most stupendous corruption which may ensue from tbe
wliolsale transfer to irresponsio:o commissioners oi tne
control o tbe public expenditures.
filtn jtnvause these acts sweep away our ancient privi
leges and Ions-eniored municinal franchises, and launch
our city with all ita hopes and destinies upon unknown and
i ngerous seas.
ntHixth. Kecauee these bills are soucht to be passed with
out a single petition to tbe Legislature in their faver from
tbe people whom they sre to affect; tbeir authors net
daring publicly to advocate them, but issuing anonymous
eomuumtations to mislead tbe people and to cover no
iniqaitoas schemes, we have a just riubt to believe and to
infer tnat sneir end ana aesign ia toenricn tuemseives at
tbe publio expense, and. with tbe vast funds under tbeir
control, te perpetuate tbeir tenure ot office.
nevanta. iiacause ice nassaffe oi tnese 0111s womu De
prive us of all voice in our municipal aorerament. would
violate the cardinal Drinoiolea of American liberty, "tbat
fioveiumenta are instituted among men derivins tbeir
ust power from the oonsent of the governed," and w julil
virtually declare ana adjudge ua lacapauie ot sen-govern-
For these reasons, and many others, which we are not
now able mora specifically to set forth, tbe undersigned
do most earnestly submit this tbeir remonstrance and
protest, and they will ever pray.
Probable Fnrehaae of tho itlennmeat and the
urenaos uy tne . itv.
The Penn Treaty Monument, and the plot of
ground from the centre of which it rises, are in
a neglected condition tnat aoes not speag weu
of our regard lor tbla memorable spot, lne
monument, which consists of a square shaft of
granite tapering towards the top, and resting on
a granite base, was placed npon this spot by a
Society of Friends, having first obtained permis
sion of Its owner, a Mr. vandusen, ior so doing.
In 1852 the Legislature passed a bill lor the pur
chase of the site of the Old Elm, bnt from some
disagreement arising In the assessment ot
damages, the project suddenly dropped oat of
consideration. Aieanwnue me miscnievous
youths of Beach street made it a target
to snoot at, ana aestroyea tne
fences about it. while . the relic
hunters, who happened to discover It hidden
behind piles of lumber and rubbish, chipped off
pieces from the granite column ior mementoes.
Councils have at last come to consider the pro
priety of buying up this property and preserving
tne monument irotn totai oonierauon. a sub
committee of the Committee on Property will
recommend its purchase. Hut there is an objec
tion that pernaps may not oe overcome, me
owner will not sell the plot on which the shaft
stands unless taken with all the tract of land he
there owns, covering an area of b-i by 600 feet.
For this he asks 153,000, and will dispose of the
.whole or nothing. The monument bears upon
its faces these inscriptions:
Placed by the
fe no Society
to mark tue
site of the
Mr. Van Dusen. who is an aged man, declares
that the exact site of the Great Elm, which was
blown down on tbe 3d of March, 1810, is BO feet
southeast of the monument.
MOW IT WAS DOSE.
Tbe Robberies at Tenth and ItlarUet Streets A
A few davs ago we announced that a robbery
had been perpetrated at tbe clothing store of
Messrs. Mahlon Brvan fe Co., at Tenth and
Market streets, by which tbat firm lost f 1000 of
their stock. Through the perseverance of De
tective Fletcher, the modus operandi ot the
affair has been brought to light, and one of the
oftenders has be en taken in custody.
It will be reuieruuerta mat over mis store, on tne
second floor, Is a gilder's room, and back of It a bll-
llard-room. r oar wetii ago last o&turuay nigat,
while a little bootblack named William Brown was
eniraged in putting away the cues and balls (for
Which ne waa euipiuyeui, iwu iiieu, uuo ui mem
named John Glazier, aged about 30, entered and
went to nlavlng billiards. Tbey then sent Brown
out for to ceuta worth of oysters, and having eaten
the.e, they told the utue lenow mat tney wouiu lie
iinwn and take a nan. Tho lad also was soon asleep.
"When be awoke he saw the two worthies looking
through the door Into the biliiard-room and then re
treat, lie lOllOWetl tneiu buu uiiotjcicu iiiii um;
had pried open tbe door leading Into the gilder's
room with a jimmy, and was aa to nis lied when he
followed them to a closet tbat they had taken np
the boards of the floor. They said to Brown, "We
will kick away tbe plastering and then you can see
Into the clothing store. Will you go
down? We want ouly the ready-made
clothing, we can wear ltout 00 our owu uacKs, so
that it will not be noticed. You will make I loo by
tbe job." To which proposition he promptly re
turned "No. 1 won t." Ulazler and his partner then
caotloned Brown not to say a word about it, aud re
placed the boards, ana reireatea irotn tne gilder s
room Into tbe biuiara-room, carrying witn uieiu a
number of picture frames. Brown told them they
shouldn't stay In the building any longer, and tbey
left. On last baturday night the store was robbed of
liooo worth of ready-made clothing, the robbers
having entered through the gilder a room, torn np
the floor In the closet, and let themselves down by
means ot a rope. For complicity in this or line Gla
cier waa arrested, and this ejternoon will have a
Perav "ipear'o Case.
United Statts District Court Judg Cadiealader,
In the ease of Perclval B. "pear, convicted of
forging a bond In l0oo. Judge Cadwalader thla
morning overrated the motion for a new trial, and
said he would pronounce sentence on (Saturday
' Allege. lafanttelde.
Court of iuarUr Sessions Judge Ludlcu.
Judge Ludlow UMlay heard npon habeas corpus
the csswof I)r. Lewis A. Hail and his wife, at whose
house the child of Kose Kelley was born, and who
weie charged with having caused Its death. The
Judge discharged Mrs. Hall at once, and held tho
case as to the Doctor under advisement.
Court cf Quarter Sessions Juiat Peirce.
The Conrt Is to-day still engaged wHh the trial or
William Hart npon the charge of stealing carpet
from Godley's bonded warehouse, which we reported:
yes ten I ay. The defense allege an alibi, and argue
that the carpets were left by thieves at Hart's shop
dnrlng his absence anil without his knowledge. Tbe
case has not been concluded.
His Honor Judge Fln'.etter sat In the Grand Jury
room to-day to dispose of desertion cases presented
by Solicitor Seltzer.
Firiaviifju ahp c'on.nBtttii.
Kvcwiks TtxcnBim Omcm.1
Saturday , March IS. Ifc71. J
There is an entire absence of animation in
financial circles to-day, owing to the disagree
ante weatner rendering outside operations ex
tremely unpleasant. Trade is in the same dull
condition, and hence speculation and regnlar
business movements are temporarily retarded.
Rates, under these circumstances, are somewhat
easier both on call and time contracts. We
quote at 5(& 6 per cent, on good collaterals, and
at ?( 8 per cent, on acceptable mercantile paper
having three er four mouths to run.
Gold is exceedingly quiet and decidedly weak.
the premium continuing steady at 111
in uovernment oonas there is generally a
steady feeling, bnt a small portion of tbe list
snows a fractional decline.
Stocks weie very dull and rather weak. Sale
of State C, 1st series, at 103; and City Cs, new
bonds, at iui.
Keadlng Kaiiroaa was neglected Dn steady at,
51. Sales of Pennsylvania at 61; Lehigh Val
ley at 69: and Oil Creek and Alleghany at
48 lor small lots. 44;$ was Did ior Little Schuyl
kill, and 40 for Catawissa preferred.
Tbe balance of tbe list was nulet. with sales of
Mechanics' Bank at 32,V aud Manufacturers
do. at No Canal shares were disposed of.'
The following banks have subscribed through
us to-day for the new five per cent. Government
Farmers' National Bank, Ripley. Ohio.... lino. 000
Merchants' ' " New Albany, Ind. 80,300
Bellcfontalne " Ohio sa,3o
Fourth National " New York l,ooo,ooo
Total np to 18 o'clock . .
Jar CO0KB. fi CO.,
Agents Treasury Department.
PHILADELPHIA STOCK EXCHANGE SAI.RfL
Reported by De Haven 4 Kro., No. 40 S. Third street.'
too Pa 8s, 3se....iu8vr
8 sh Penna R
I'iOOO do 108V
100 do b30.
80 sh Leh Val R....
liooo Pa K 1 rates. loi 74
01000 pa ess mes.. 10-27,
isoo ei. a uei tm. us
4 sh Mech Bk 82 if
10 sh Bank of Rep.
susnoua a K.
89 sh Mann Bank.. 29f
800 sh ReadR..b60. 51
CO sh Leh Nav St.. 85X"
16000 US 5-20, 64.... 112 4
IVftOO do '62.118V
116100 City 6b, New.llX
500 jjeiai Del sJ. 86
11000 Phlla AETs.. bSjl
19 sh Cam ft Am. ..116
100 sh 13th A 18th R 2SJ'
100 Sh Phil A BR.. 87
89 sh Left V R.... C9,V
i.ioi) u s a m u. ev vn
.400 sb Leh N 851
2 0 sh Read R.S6&1. 60-94
(00 do 60 94
MB8CR8. Da H4VRN St BROTRKB. No. 40 S. Third
street, Philadelphia, report the following quotations :
U.S. 68 Of 1881, 115V116i dO. 1862, 112Vi113;
dO. 1864, U2u1l2i, :; do. 1860, 112C112'i: do. 18611'
new.ilioll!; do. 186T, do. liiiAiiiw i do. 1868,
do. ynV 10-40S, 109109V. U.S. 80 Year
6 per cent, Currency, H3j.ii4U: Gold. 110'ia
Ui; SUver, losojios; Union Pacino Railroad
1st Mort. Bonds. 840.860: Central Paclfln Kallmarf.
66490oi Union Paoiflo Land Grant Bonds, 765(4778.
Hi" liiusis. Diuinri, report uiu moraine
ft, vyt'a uuumihwisI aaei iwuuw sj
10-00 A. M.
10 02 "
10-65 " ..
12-13 P. M..
miladelplAla Trade Iteporte
Saturday, March 18. Bark In the absence of
sales we quote No. 1 Quercitron at 31 per ton.
mere is less activity in toe jriour mariet, and
prices of the medium and low grades of spring
wheat families favor buyers. The demand la con
fined to the wants or the home consumers, whoaa
purchases foot up 600 bushels, Including superfine at
s-60(f6-7S; extras at foxge 25; Wisconsin and Minna.
sota extra family at I7(oi-fo; Pennsylvania do. do.,
at 16-86(37 ; Indiana and Ohio do. do. at $7-25(97 -75,
and fancy brands at 18(39-60. as in finality. Rye
Flour sells at $6. In Corn Meal no transactions.
There is less demand for Wheat, and the otrerlnes
have fallen off. Sales of 1200 bushels Indiana red at
i-65sji-67, and some amber at $l-6S($l-7l. Kjre may
be quoted at 1-021 -06 or Pennsylvania. Corn la
Arm at the recent advance. Hales of lain hnshpia
yellow at 6.1(3 Rice. Oats are in little demand, and
8300 bushels Pennsylvania sold at a6oc.
jn uaney ana au no sales were reported.
Seeds Cloverseed Is In fair request, and 600
bushels sold part at 11 J. ( 12c. and part on private
terms. Timothy Is Ormer, and 60 bags sold at f7'26.
Flaxseed Is wanted at 2-10.
Whisky is unchanged. 46 barrels western Iron-
bound sold at 93c.
LITEST SHlPriSO INTELLIGENCE.
PORT OF PHILADELPHIA MARCH 18
BTATI OF THIEatOaiaTSa AT TBI IVBMDtd Tl I. BO BAYS
8A. M 48 1 11 A.M. 61 1 1 P. M. 63
6' T 1 MOON 8stb.
e ioiHioH Watbh..
Nbw Yobk. March
cli 18. Arrived, steamships Alge-
rls, from Liverpool ; Helvetia, from Hamburg; and
UOiaeu, irom Liverpool.
CLEARED THIS MORNING.
Steamship Norfolk, Piatt, Richmond and Norfolk,
W. P. Clyde k Co.
Steamer New York, Jones, Georgetown and Alex
andria, W. P. Clyde A Co.
St'r Bristol, Wallace, New York, W. P. Clyde A Co.
Kcbr A. a. conn, kocbiuh, iynn, oinmcison c.
Kclir Decatur Oases, Berry, Taunton, do.
Schr Hunter, Crane, do. do.
Schr Suelmsn. Feuton, Salem, do.
Schr India, Ireland, Brldgeton, do.
Schr Sarah Mills, Baker, l'rovlncetown, do.
Barge a l. u ttane, w rtaue, uroouyn, ao.
Barge Starry King. Ilntcblnson, New York, do.
Tug Hudson, Nicholson, Baltimore, witn a tow of
barges, w. r. iiyae a. tu.
Tug Chesapeake, Merrlhew, Havre-de-Grace, with
a tow of barges, W. P. Clyde A Co.
ARRIVED THIS MORNING.
SteamBhlp Aries. W'heldun. 48 hours from Boston
With nidse. to II. Wtnsor A Co.
Kteamer G. II. Stout, Ford, from Georgetown and
Alexaudrla. with indue, to W. P. Clyde A Co.
Steamer Mayflower. Fults, 84 hours from New
York, with mdse. to w. V. Clyde A Co.
(Steamer Ann Eliza, tticnarna, uuurs irom inew
York, with mdse, to W. P. Clyde A Co.
Steamer F. Franklin, Plenum, 13 hours rrom Balti
more, with mdse. and passengers to A. Groves, Jr.
Bark Xeuia, Reynolds 62 days from Liverpool,
With mdse. to Penrose, aiassey A Co.
bchr K. H. Blocksom, Morris, from Little Creek
Landing. Del., with grain to John L. Redner.
Bchr Kmma R. Graham, Smith, from New York,
Bchr Ella Mar, Cohoe, do.
Bchr Maria Fleming, Williamson, from Norwich.
Bchr Emma M. Fox, Case, from Greenport.
Barge Glenrose, Wainwrlgbt, Irom Baltimore,
With mdse. to A. droves, Jr.
Tug Hudson, Nicholson, from Baltimore, with
tow of barges to W. P. ClJde A Co.
Tug Chesapeake, Memhew, from Havre-de-Orace,
With a tow of barges to W. P. Clyde It Co.
I- Bark Messe1, arrived yesterday from Glocei
ter, la cvusigued (Tel) to Weetergaud CO.