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VOL. XV. NO. 85.
PHILADELPHIA, TUESDAY, APRIL 11, 1871.
DOUBLE SHEET THREE CENTS:
THE COAL -MINING TROUBLES.
A Cessation of Hostilities.
Items of Pennsylvania News.
Strike ftt tbO LOClliel IrOIl WorkS. J
Ealier Wilhelm and the Crown Prince.
The Commonwealth Ins. Co. Failure
The Situation Cessation of Hostilities
Particulars of the Sad Accident ly which
Lieutenant AVenner and Corporal Care
The 8cranton Republican of yesterday bas the
Since the days of the war, when Scranton con
tained a Provost Marshal's ofllce, connected with
the history of which are many stirring military
incidents, our city has not experienced a more
exciting day than on Saturday last. The out
rages that had been committed upon the per
sons and property of quiet and peaceable citizens
bad been carried by the many busy tongues of
those who were ignorant of the true sit jatlon of
affairs, and called to town thousands of idle
spectators who thronged the streets, crowding
around the quarters of the military compa
nies, and rushing after each passing squad
of soldiers on their way to the different
points aligned them. Martial music
was beard in every part of the city,
while the passing and repassing of aid-decamps
from Major-General Osborne's head
quarters and the movements of fully-equipped
commanding lollicers were more in keeping
with those stirring war times than with the
almost oppressively quiet suspension times that
have prevailed throughout this region for the
past few months. Ho high-handed and grossly
outrageous were the depredations committed
during Thursday and Friday, and so alarming
were the threats made of future violence by the
perpetrators of these outrages, that our authori
ties deemed a strong military force necessary
for the protection 01 our citizens, and upon
application the Governor at once responded by
Bending forward Major-General Osborne and a
portion of his division, viz.: The Hvzleton Bat
talion, Major Swank; the 15th Regiment, Colo
nel O. K. Moore; together with the Thoma6
Zouaves and the Franklin Zouaves, of this city.
TheBe troops arrived during Friday night and
Saturday, and were at once detailed for duty at
the different coal works where attacks and
threats of attack had been made, while others
patrolled the streets, acting iu conjunction with
our civil authorities in the preservation of order.
The presence of such a military force had a
salutary effect, and during the day no deeds of
violence or attempt at a repetition of outrages
were reported. Considering the bitterness of
feeling which so many of our hitherto quiet
and orderly miners and laborers entertained,
apparently engendered by the counsels of evil
disposed persons, and the intense excitement
that prevailed among all classes, the day closed
quietly upon our disturbed and agitated city.
During the night frequent discharges of fire
arms, the continual sounding of the patrolmen's
signals, and the occasional outburst of some
midnight marauders, werethe only symptoms of
the occurrence of any unusual event in our
In accordance with an order promulgated by
General Osborne, the military organizations.
excepting those mentioned, were relieved from
duty and ordered to return to their homes, and
Boon after they took their departure. The re
maining troops were ordered to the Driving
Park, where they toon up their quarters for the
sight in the fair buildings. They were made as
comfortable as soldiers on duty could expect,
the city having furnished each with a comfort
able blanket and provisions in abundance
From these barracks guards and patrol me a were
sent out during the night, alter the usual mill
tary mode, which movement, under command
ot Major tswanK, was executed with consum
mate military skill.
Could we close the account of these four days
01 dark stain upon the history ot this long sus
pension here, it would greatly rejoice out
hearts, and relieve us from the necessity of record
ing the most painful event that has transpired
during the progress ot these stirring events
Between 3 and 4 o clock yesterday morninsr. as
the officer of the guard, Lieutenant Miles Win
ner, of the Hazleton Zouaves, accompanied by
his corporal, William Care, approached the
quarters wnere tne guard detail were resting.
be gave the order in a loud voice, 'Third
relief; fall in," when, in the confusion and dark
ness of the building they occupied, the drowsy
men, wno, during tne early portion or the night,
bad been led to believe that they would be
attacked by the crowds of men who congregated
near the grounds, for a moment believed that an
assaalt had been made, and, in the hurry, the
musket of one of the men, which hit atrainst a
pile of lumber near the door of the building, ex
ploded, the ball hitting Lieutenant Weuner in
the bowels, passed through his body, and taking
enect in the lett breast or corporal Care, who,
at tne time, was a lew reel behind his comrade,
The alarm spread among the soldiers, and in
a lew moments the entire command had sur
rounded their comrades to catch the last expir
ing breath of their brave corporal and adminis
ter to the wants of their beloved lieutenant.
Messengers were immediately despatched for
meaicai assistance, and the injured men con
veyed to the house of Mr. Frank A. Page, but a
lew roas irora tne scene oi tne accident. Cor
Eoral Care lived only twenty minutes, the ball
aving penetrated the left breast, in the region
of the heart. Doctors Squires and Everhart
soon arrived, and have since been unremitting
in their care of Lieutenant Weuuer, but their
medical (kill is impotent. The leaded missile
of death has done its work, and, in all human
probability, before this reaches eur readers his
spirit will have passed "to the God who gave it."
The bullet, in its passage through the intestines,
carried with it one of the brass buttons of his
uniform, the two so lacerating the Intestines
that the attending Dbvsicians declare that ha
cannot long survive. Lieutenant Miles Wenner
is about twenty-two years of age, and lived at
Hazleton. lie was a moulder by trade, and we
understand, was in every respect a worthy aud
estimable young man. He leaves a father and
mother, upon whom this sad Intelligence will
fall with crushing weight, to mourn his untimely
Corporal Care was also a young and highly
respectable man about twenty-two years of age.
whose sudden death caused the most inteuse
grief among bis comrades, with whom be seemed
to be an especial favorite. lie was a miner by
occupation, and leaves parents who will be
overwhelmed with sorrow at this sudden and
painful dispensation of Divine Providence.
This sad accident, that bas carried mourning
into many nous-noids of a neighboring: locality.
is also deeply felt In this place, to whose defensa
they, at the command of their superiors, came
The friends of these deceased soldiers have tha
deep and heartfelt sympathy of this eatire com
P. 8. Lieutenant Miles Wenner died at
o'clock last evening.
THE YICTORS IT HOME.
Speeches rv the Emperor William and hit
Son, the Crown Prince.
During the recent fetes in Berlin numerous
addressee were presented to the Emperor and
bis family. In reply to the address of the Bur
gomnster of Berlin, the Emperor William spoke
Ton may Imagine, gentlemen, with what feelings
I am standing before you to-day, on tke spot where
I took leave of you about eight months ago. Only
audacious self-sufficiency could have presimed to
foretell the events that have occurred In the Inter
val. It was the will of Provldenea that such great
things should be accomplished by ns. Let us ac
knowledge that we have been Instruments In the
hands of the Almighty. The army bas behaved so
utYam moved tothanTyouf'gelitl8
the people have done for the army. Our warriors
were supported by
the consciousness that
taking care of their
the country was
families, and that
those disabled in war
the active sympathy of
might count upon
their compatriots. As regards the new Institutions
of Germasy and my personal position in the empire,
I took the field seeking no advantage for myself,
and hardly expecting that we should attain so much
as we have. In tne short span of life still left me,
I will endeavor to develop the seed sown. My suc
cessors will see the young tree grow and blossom.
The German heart has long yearned fur this con
summation. Tbn dawn has come at length. Let us
strive that the day may be long and fair.
After the speech the King bowed, which the
deputations returned, with the usual cheers.
They then waited upon the Crown Prince, when
the Burgomaster of Berlin, acting as spokes
man, addressed his Highness.
THE CROWN FRINCB
I thank the representatives of the capital for the
eloquent words with which they have greeted me on
my return home. I, too, remember 156, and the
day when I had the pleasure of seeing you assem
bled around me for a similar purpose. The cam
paign or 1886 was important for Prussia aud Ger
many, Inasmuch as it laid Uo foundation of the
unity of the fatherland. The present war, upon
which we entered hopefully, it Is true, hut without
anticipating its eventual results, has crowned the
work. Equally unprecedented as its course is Its
reward. Germany is united. The Emperor and the
empire are once more realities. The security and
power of fatherland have been firmly; and, with
God's help, permanently established. You have
thanked the Sd Army for its share in the war.ahd with
sincere gratification I accept your approbation in
the name of my gallant companions in arms. The
8d Army, as well as the entire people, thought It a
good omen when we were enabled to strike the first
decisive mow in a struggle ine prize or wnicn we
foresaw might be German unity. From the very
outset of this sanguinary combat North and South
were united in the army under my eommand.
With ' donble satisfaction I therefore look back
upon the days of Welssenburg and Woerth, which
first made a tangible reality of this great nationa
desideratum. Our successes could not be ob
talned without the most melancholy sacrifices
We shall faithfully remember those who have
fallen to preserve to us all that we most dearly
prize. Those who have been disabled may be sure
of our active solicitude, which I hope to be able to
manifest on my nart, as l old in 1S64 and 18GG. With
you I trust that Providence will permit us, safe from
foreign enemies ana strong in domestic concord, to
reap the fruits sown in this eventful period. May
all the blessings of peace be reserved to fatherland.
May all sources or civic and political prosperity
now more abundantly than ever. And mav oar
capital derive fresh happiness and wealth from the
new lire inrused by the issue or the var. The peo
ple ana army win never iorget tne patriotic beha
vior or isernn during tnis serious struggle. Let me
once more thank you for the prompt generosity with
wnicn tne town ana its representatives nave
seconded our efforts during the war.
PENNSYLVANIA STATE ITEMS.
Labor Strike at the Loch I el Iron Works.
The Harrlsburg Telegraph of last evening
we regret to near mat a striKe ot tne men
at the Lochiel Iron Works is imminent, and that
this large manufactory may be idle for a long
time to come in consequence of this unfortunate
occurrence. Without knowing the merits of
the case, we can only regret the stoppage of our
largest manufacturing establishment as an evil
and misfortune. Whatever be fee causes for
this strike it must result in widespread suffering.
Many innocent persons will feel the evils, the
cause of which they will not know. The women
and children of a population which in the west
would make a respectable town will be called
on to endure penury, it may be, for months. For
the operatives have chosen a most Inopportune
moment for seeking redress tor whatever evils.
real or imaginary, they complain ot.
1 he unprofitable condition oi toe iron manu
facture now makes it a matter of little moment,
in a money view of the case, whether the mill is
at work or idle, But to those whose labor pro
duces their income it is never bo. And to tha
trade of our city every strike of magnitude is
an unmixed evil which we would always see
averted with pleasure and always contemplate
Since the above was written we have learned
that the men stopped working at Lochiel this
Fire at Lykens, Pa.
The Upper Dauphin Register says: On Wed
nesday evening last, about hall-past 7 o clock,
lire was discovered issuing from the steam sash
and door factory of Messrs. Douden & Richards.
H aving no nre apparatus, it was apparent that
the factory could not be saved, and efforts were
therefore directed to saving tne lumbar, etc.,
and to prevent the dwellings on the opposite
side of the street from taking fir. The flames
spread rapidly, and in a few minutes extended
the whole length ot the building, and in less
than an hour the manufactory, about one huu
dred feet in length, with all its machinery, tools,
and a very large amount of finished work, was
entirely destroyed. Douden & Klchards esti
mate their loss at f 8000, upon which they have
an insurance of t woo in the Lycoming Mutual
and 1000 in the Millersburg Company. A num
ber of cars in a coal train standing on the siding
were considerably scorched before sufficient
steam could be generated to haul them out of
rarjge of the fire,
The Retiister has the following:
We have just learned of a most distressing
accident which happened in iisnerviue. t.
Fetterhoff , a carpenter's apprentice, was repair
ing a window on the gable-end oi a building,
the height of which was considerable, when,
losing his bold, he fell to the ground, and strik
ing some material below, dashed out one of his
eves and broke a leg. He is otherwise much
bruised and injured, and his recovery is ex
tremely doubtful. He is quite a youug man,
and had just commenced his apprenticeship.
FAST TIME BY KAIL.
Seven! y.four Honrs Between New York
and New Orleans.
The New Orleans Republican of the 7th Inst.
Until yesterday New York papers have never
come through in less than eighty-eight hours
and a half, and therefore New fork dates of
Monday have not heretofore been received here
until the following i rlday. The Southern Ex-
press Company brought us yesterday before 13
o'clock a copy of the New York Tribune of
Monday morning, which arrived in this city by
the JO 20 A. M. train of the Jackson Railroad.
New York papers of Sunday morning were re
ceived yesterday oy tue man wnicn arrived here
on the halt-past one A. M. train.
The train on which the Southern Express
packages are orougni leaves ixew lork, we pre
sume, at 8 o clock in the morning, and, as the
exvress company can bring New York Daoers
through in the short time of seventy-four hoars
and a half, the inquiry naturally arises, Why
cannot tne mans come tnrougnjusi as quick 7
We understand it is proposed to shorten up
the time by rail between New York and New
Orleans to seventy-one hours. It can be done
and should be done.
BIRDS OF PRETONTHE TYING. I
Escape of Notorious Criminals from the
Memphis Jail A Cleverly rui-npoon.
We condense a narrative in the Memphis Ava
lanche of the 8th inst. as follows:
Another jail delivery came off Thursday night
at our county jail, the second within two months,
but this time a much more serious matter la
fiolnt of the importance of the prisoners escap
ng than was the other. It has been the custom
of the jail to allow the prisoners to leave their
cells at certain hours ana take a little exercise
through the corridors. Thursday the prisoners
were as usual let out to take their exercise, and
about 5 o'clock all, "it was supposed, were locked
up except Forrest Powell, who for some reason
has been allowed to remain free until the change
of the day and night watches. About 7 o'clock
Powell called to the assistant turnkey and told
him to come and lock him up, as he wanted to
co to bed and did not want to be disturbed, ihe
officer said "all right," and started t the office to
pet his keys, while Powell turned and walked
back in the direction of his cell, which the turn-
Key supposed ne nad entered.
Getting the key, the omcer went back te
Powell's cell, and looking in saw a man with his
back turned to the door. He merely said "Is
that you, Forrest?" to which the man replied
i es; " and locking the door he went oft. L very-
thing passed off quietly during the night, no
unusual noises being beard or anything seen to
cause suspicion, until the day-guard made their
rounds yesterday morning and found a man
named Fly nn in Powell's cell, and that Barney
Whelan was missing frtni his. The alarm was
at once given, and in a few moments it was
found that both Powell and Barney bad effected
their escape by
CUTTING THROUGH THE WALL
of the dungeon, a small room, only used for the
confinement or refractory prisoners. Upon
making inquiries as to bow the men could have
got in this dungeon, it was found that the day
previous Mr. Aleck McCulloch, the turnkey,
had shown a party of visitors through the jail.
and, among other sights, had shown them this
dungeon, unlocking it so as to allow them to
enter and examine it. It is supposed that Mr.
McCulloch after showing them the dungeon
merely closed the door and neglected to lock it,
an occurrence which must have been noticed by
Powell or Barney, or more likely both. Barney
is supposed to have watched his chance and
slipped into the dungeon unnoticed by
any person except Powell. The latter to
accomplish his escape was obliged to get
some one ot the prisoners to agree to lay out,
and when the proper time arrived to enter his
cell and personate him, as he had no room mate.
He picked up Flynn, who has but a short time
to stay in jail, as the person to assist him, and
that wormy, seeing that no harm could come to
him lor his share in the transaction, readily as
sented. After calling the officer Powell slipped
down stairs and entered the dungeon in which
Barney was hid, while the officer proceedlft" to
his cell and, as he supposed, locked him up.
The two men who had so adroitly eluded the
vigilance of the officers went immediately to
work upon the wan with
A PIECE Or OLD IRON,
which one of them had broken from his bunk,
and a case-knife which they had concealed about
them. Their labor was crowned with complete
success, for they made a large enough break in
the wall for them to crawl out at, after which
it took but a few minutes to climb upon the
wash-house, which adjoins the jail, and from
there to scale the wall, and once more be free
men. without hindrance from any source. They
TORN OUT BRICK AND MORTAR
for about two feet square and had carefully
pulled all the bricks back in the dungeon, so
that the noise or their tailing would not cause
an alarm. The wall through which they cut is
or about twenty-two inches, and the bricks had
the appearance of being the bard, blue, kiln-
burnt brick, and must have required great force
and patience to break through, working in the
black darkness as they had to do.
AN AFFECTING SCENE.
A Judge Sentencing an Old Schoolmate to
We take the following from the Memphis
Bun's account of the sentence of the Cuba mur
derers: Judge Flippin then spoke as follows: "Samuel
H. Poston, this is one of the saddest eras in my
life. Our parents and tneir children Knew eacn
other. We grew up together, went to the same
school, the same church, and played on htll and
in valley the same innocent games in boyhood.
Years bave passed since then, oar roads in me
have diverged. You now stand convicted of a
great, a capital crime, and 1, as the minister oi
the law, have Imposed upon me the painful duty
of passing upon you the sentence of death. Were
It consistent wun my omciai duties, x -wouia
that this cup ceuld pass from me.' But I eaanot
now shrink from the performance of this sad
official requirement, and must not, and will not,
in the future, though other victims may fall, to
avenge a violated law. it is, therefore, the sen
tence ef the court that you be remanded to the
county lail of Shelby county, the place irom
whence you came, to be there securely kept
until Friday, the aoth day of May next, when
you will be taken by the sherltt ot Shelby
county, between me nours oi iu a. si. ana o r.
M., within one mile and a half of the court
house of said county, and there to be hanged by
the neck until you are dead, and may uod nave
mercy on your seul."
Whenfoston was caiiea, doiq tne laage ana
Poston were very mucn moved, poston snoo.
like an aspen leaf, and had to grasp a chair for
support. At the conclusion of the sentence
Judge Flippin was in tears, as was also nearly
all the large crowd gathered there. It was.a
most affecting scene, and will ever be remem
bered by those who witnessed it. It was a sur
prise to all to know the relation that had ex
isted in early childhood between Judge Flippin
and Poston, and it must indeed bave been a sad
thing for Judge Flippin to consign to death a
playmate of his early boyhood days.
COMMONWEALTH INSURANCE CO.
Serious Charges Made.
A meeting of the stockholders of the bankrupt
Commonwealth Insurance Company was held
this afternoon at Delmouico's, with reference to
the affairs of the company. The report of the
State Superintendent of Insurance. Mr. Miller,
was called for, but was not forthcoming. The
report of the committee appointed by the Board
of Directors on Monday last to examine the
affairs of the company was submitted.
A desultory debate then ensued. It was
stated by one stockholder that a check for
91000 bad been drawn; that a ticket was put into
the drawer to represent it, and remained there
for some time, and that finally it was directed
to be charged to Mr. Miller. Other checks, it
was charged, had been altered one from $175
to $1175, and one fr the adjustment of a law-suit
from 185 to t aiso, etc.
It was here moved that the secretary of the
company be introduced to explain the discrepan
cies, lie did so, and his statement seriously
compromised another omcer of the company,
that bis cash was continually snort, even to one
or two thousand dollars; he was informed that
the safe bad frequently been opened after he
bad left the office. He also remarked that those
discrepancies would account for bis cash being
short. It was also resolved, as the sense of the
meeting, that the stock should be fixed up, aud
the affair be taken, if possible, out of the hands
of the receiver. N. X . Express, last evening,
The deepest excavation in the United States
is a copper mine near Lake Superior. It is 1300
TO-DAY'S CABLE NEWS.
Tlie Kebellion of Paris.
Communist Elections Postponed.
Strength of the Paris Army.
Victories Claimed on Both Sides.
Proclamation of M. Thiers.
The Independence of Ilayti,
Opposition to Annexation.
Accident on the Erie Railroad.
TbT ASSOCIATED PRESS.J
Exclusive! to The Evening Telegraph.
Reported Victory of the Nationals.
London, April 11. The Nationals were at
tacked at Asnieres, and kclaim to have gained a
The Supplementary Elections
for the Commune have been adjourned.
The Strength of the Army of Paris
is said to be 200,000.
have been placed in the avenue of the Grand
The newspapers Siecle and Temps have been
t The Vcrsallllsts' Victory.
London, April 11. The Versailllsts are com
pletely masters of the situation at NeulUy, but
they spare the inhabitants an far aa possible from
The Fire of Fort Valerlen
is consequently very Blow. There was sharp
musketry firing yesterday In the Beia de Bou
The Manifesto of the League
for the defense of the rights of Paris demands
communal liberties, and that Paris shall be
guarded by National Guards only.
The Soir announces the
Death of Abbe Dutvery
from congestion of the brain.
The village of Chatillon is occupied by
Twelve Thousand Insurgents,
who made a sortie against the plateau in which,
they were repulsed.
Tke reported arrest of M. Delescluze is con
The insurgents are said to have made a
Demand Upon the Church
for a million of francs, and avow that they will
kill the Archbishop ef Paris If it is not paid.
M. Favre, in a speech to the National Assem
bly, said that all the powers bad expressed
Sympathy with the Government of Ver
as the only legitimate Government of France.
He also stated that the
German Administrator in France,
General Fabrice, had declined the overtures
made to him by the Commune, which he be
lieved must shortly succumb to the power of
The insurgents have taken away plate from
the Foreign Office in Paris.
An announcement was made in the Assembly
by one of the members of the Government con
firmatory of the previous statements as to the
General Re-establishment of Order
in the country, and it was added in regard to
Paris that the Government had the most im
plicit reliance upon the courage and constancy
of the army.
M. Thiers issued a
Circular to the Prefects
for the information of the people ot France, in
which be says: The status of Paris is unaltered.
The insurgents have returned to Asnieres. Our
troops have fortified the bridge at Nuilly. Their
conduct has been admirable. There has been
An Attempt at Insurrection In Toulouse,
but it has been suppressed. The disarmament
of the Nationals at Marseilles proceeds.
Outside of the capital all is tranquillity.
The Government la Satisfied,
and the citizens have given it their confidence.
Forts Vanvrea and Isty Shelled.
A despatch from Versailles, dated the 10th,
Bays: YeBterday Forts Vanvres and Issy were
shelled. The Insurgents at Chatillon twice
attacked our troops and were repulsed.
The Funeral of the Generals Killed
in the battle of NeulUy took place to-day, and
was attended by immense crowds.
The Official Journal guardedly denies that the
National Assembly is in
Favor of a Kingdom
aa the form of government for France, but says
Napoleonlsm and Communism
This Morning's Quotations.
London, April 11 1180 A. M. Consols for money,
tl for account, 93. American securities quiet;
U. S. bonds of 162, i of 1S6S, old, ; of 1867,
91 ; ten-forties, 89.
London, April 11 Refined Petroleum, I6)tfd.
Liverpool. April 11 li so A. M. Cotton opened
quiet; uplands, 1l&. ; Orleans, 7Hd. The sales
to-day are estimated at 18,000 bales. Newrert West
ern Wheat, lls.crf Us. 6d. for lowest grades No. 9 to
highest grades No. 1; red winter, Us. 10d. Oats,
This Afternoon Quotations.
London, Ani u 1-80 p. M. American securities
firai. United States Bonds of 18G2, of 1869, old,
2 ; or 1S47, ; lo-os, 8 v.
Liverpool, April U 1 80 P. M. California Wheat,
18s. 6d. ; red winter, lis. lid. Receipts of Wheat for
three days, 40,000 quarters, of which 81,600 quarters
were American. Corn, 83. 8d. for new. Fortc,7es.
Beef, luvs. Lard, 76s.
London, April 11 Tallow, 43s. 6d.
FROM JVEW YORK.
by absociatib press.
Exclusively U Ths Evening Telegmph.
Train on the Krle Ilallroad Burned.
Niw York, April 11. A train of coal and oil
cars was burned on the Erie Railway on Sun
day. One man was Injured. The lost is 150,000.
BY ASSOCIATED PRESS,
Exchisivily to Ths Evening Telegraph.
Kingston, Jamaica, April 8. The President
of Haytl, since the departure of the dan Do
mingo Commissioners, has received addresses
numerously signed from every town and village
of the republic, protesting the atttachment of
the Haytiens to their nationality and determi
nation to maintain their independence against
intrusion from whatever quarter and in what
ever manner it may show itself. The addresses
breathe the same sentiments against annexation.
The Projected Annexat Ion of San Domingo
has given rise to this agitation. The Moniteur
says that in the Congresa and press of the
United States a discussion has taken place in
reference to the annexation of the whole island,
and adds that bo far as Haytl is concerned the
Government and people ot the United States
cannot be too early convinced of the utter im
possibility of such an event. The addresses,
with signatures, appear in the official papers,
The President Has Not Made a Reply
to any of them.
The British Flying Squadron
is in sight at Kingston, the Narcissus bearing
the flag of Admiral Seymour, with the Immor
talite, Polage, Cadmus, and Pylades. They will
stay fourteen days at Port Royal.
Sir Charles Bright left on the 7th. in the
Dacia, for St. Thomas, to begin to lay the wind
The Suffolk is grappling for the lost f orto
Rico cable. The weather is favorable for her
. FROM WASHINGTON.
BY ASSOCIATED PRESS.J
Exclusively to The Evening Telegraph.
Government Weather Report.
War Department, Office of the Chief
Signal Officer, . Washington, D. C, April
1110-30 A. M. Synopsis for the past
twenty-four hours: The storm which on Monday
morning was central in Illinois, witn neavy ram on
the lake and State ef Michigan, and anew or rain In
the Northwest, alter moving eastward tlowly, has
rapidly advanced to the northeast and Is now central
on Lake Huron, with clearlDg-up weather south and
west of that reelon. and cloudy and threatening
weather in the Middle and Eastern States. Threaten-
ine weather has been experienced on the Gulf, ami
cloudy weather In the Southern States. Cold, north
westerly winds are prevailing irom Arsansas nortn.
wardB. No reports have been received from the
Rockv Monntalns and PaeiHo coast stations.
Probabilities. It, is probable that the storm will
move northeastward into Canada, with threatening
weather and very light rains from North Carolina
to Lake Ontario and eastward. Clearlnsr-up weather,
with cool westerly winds, is probable until Wednes
day morning in tne unio vauey ana me wortnwesi
partially cloudy weather lu the Southern and Gulf
Baltimore Produce Market.
Baltimore, April 11. Cotton dull; low middling
nominally l3Vi3)tfc. Flour Arm and the market
rather favors sellers. Howard street super
fine. l5-7S6-25: do. extra, iewai-26; do. ramuy,
709; City Mills snperQne, t6725; do. extra,
efAS-SO: da famllv. ts wxail : Western superdne,
8 76(g-26j do. extra, $807-25; do. famhy, 17-60
8 60. Wheat quiet aud Bteady; choice and fancy
white. l2tA4-0&: fair to prime, il-eoai-0; prime to
choice red. tl-SOcas os: fair to good, f 1-6B&1 75; com
mon at !180ai-45: Ohio and Indiana, fi0l-G3;
Pennsylvania, tl'SDAl-eo. Corn White Southern
dull at 81c. ; yellow Southern closed dull at 79c.
offered and Sic. asked. Oats steady at 63 465c
Mess Pork weak at 82150. Bacon quiet ; shoulders,
6c. j rib sides, love-! clear rib, ilMc. Hams, IT
17c. Lard quiet at 12x0. wmskj quiet at o.
New York Money and Stock Market.
Nsw yorc. April 11. stocks strong and active.
Money arm at 7 percent. Gold dull, HOJi. 5-308, 1863,
cod Don. ii!2v: no. ism. ao., uw, ao. issa, ao.
do. lsso, new, iny,; da iser, lll; da
1808. 111: 18-408, losx: Virginia 6s, new. 71 X;
Canton Co., 62; Cumberland preferred, 84;
New York Central and Hudson Kiver, saw; Erie,
20 V : Reading. 108 x Adams Express. 74 V -, Michigan
Central. 121; Michigan Southern, 102 M; Illinois
Central, 136; Cleveland and Pittsburg, 114; Chi
cago and Kock island. 11' ; western union Tele
Fishermen Report Them Scarce How to
Preserve Their Numbers.
The Chester Republican says:
The trill-net men complain of the scarcity of
shad in the Delaware bay and river. Some of
our most industrious and best fishermen, who
have been engaged in the business for the past
three weeus, report tnat tney nave not paid ex
penses. Already a month of the season has
passed, and the prospect for the future, they
say, is not at all flattering. Rock-fish are also
scarce, but few having been taken. The law of
New Jersey, recently enacted at the suggestion
of the shore-net men, is not calculated, m tneir
opinion, to preserve the shad.
The fishermen in that State, after the conclu
sion of the season, fit out what are called "sum
mer nets' for the purpose of catching rock and
perch. These nets, having small meshes, bring
aehore, in the months of July and August, large
Quantities of young shad, from three to five
inches in length, which, being extremely deli
cate, die before they are handled, ibis method
of fishing, it is said, destroys the young brood,
and hence the scarcity ef this species of fish,
which is becoming less plentiful every year.
Tbey are anxious that a law should be enacted
by the Legislature of our State limiting the sea
son of fishing with gill and shore nets to the
first of June in each year, as after that time
shad have spawned, and they are soft and unfit
Presentation of a Painting Art Collection.
At Swarthmore College, on the let Instant, a
fine copy of Benjamin West's painting of Penn's
Treaty with the Indians was formally presented
to the college. Jonathan Thorae, a prominent
and wealthy Friend of New York, waa the
donor. lie bad seen and greatly admired the
original, in the splendid collection of Joseph
Harrison, Esq., of Philadelphia, and Ineffectually
sought to purchase it, Mr. Harrison declining to
part with it. lie, however, kindly permitted
Friend Thome to have a copy mide of it, which
was appropriated as stated, ihe picture waa
presented on behalf of the donor by George
Truman, and received for the college by Profes
sor Maglll. Lucretla Mott, who was present,
spoke briefly in ber usual felicitous manner.
A number of persons interested were present
from Philadelphia and elsewhere. A number of
works of art have already been given to the col
lege, and in the dirsctors' room there are hand
some busts ef Ellas and Lucretia Mott, and a
portrait of Samuel wiuets, oi iew iork.
Court of Quarter Sessions Judge Paxson.
Barn hold t Miller pleaded guilty to the charge
of stealing a coat from a shop. He was caught
In V, a .it anil ft unnrlA iiMn't wall danvU
Henry Jones was convicted of indecent con
duct In the cute nouse steeple, wnere ladies
were frequently going un and down. Ihe bell-
ringer saw Jones doing this, and at once took
blm in charge to make an example of him. ills
excuse waa that he was drunk.
Annie Kesin. colored, was acquitted of the
charge of stealing a shawl and blanket.
John Riddell and Michael Dougherty were
acquitted ot the charge of entering a store with
intent to steal.
Catharine O'Connor was convicted of the
charge of lade cent conduct In the street.
Charles emit pleaded rulity to a charge Of
Charles Bt. Clair and i nomas is r own, colored,
were convicted of receiving and Belling a quan
tity of silver tableware that waa stolen from the
house of Mr. Charles R. Webb, No. 518 South
Eighth street, on the night of March 24th last.
They were convicted yesterday of a similar
FINANCE AND COMMERCE.
Evening Tm.koraph OrrTCE.il
ThhiIh. Anril II. IKI I
The weekly bank statement contains but one
Item of Interest to the public, and that is the
Increase in deposits for the week, amounting to
1541,2119. In specie and legal-tenders there Is a
Blight falling off, and the loans are less by
iCti,26. but the business of the week, as re
flected in the clearings, is higher by 1311,613,
indicating, in connection with the large Increase
ot tne preceding week, quite an active market.
There n an active demand for loans again to
day, and rates are steady, with a slight upward
tendency in can loans; o per cent, is tne
raDge on prime collaterals, and 78 per cent,
on good business paper.
uoid is somewhat unsettled, but the constant
fluctuations take a very limited range. All the
New York sales are reported at HO'foillOJH).
Government Donas are active and prices tena
steadily upward. There is another advance this
The stock market continues excited and prices
were very strong, bales of Pennsylvania os.
first series, at 105, and City 6s at 101 for the
Reading was very active. Belling largely from
54 V(5 54 3-16, closing at the latter. Pennsyl
vania was in demand, and sold largely at 63
04, the latter b. o. uii ureeK and Aiiegneny
changed hands at 50; Minehlll at 51; Camden
and Amboy at 117, and uatawtssa common at
17. 45 was bid lor catawissa preferred and
27K for Philadelphia and Erie.
Canal shares and the balance oi the list were
steady but inactive. 863-4 was bid for Lehigh.
Navigation and 17K for Schuylkill preferred.
me progress oi tne new united states loan
is shown by the following communication from
the Treasury Department:
Treasury Department, April 10, 1871. Jay
Cooke A Co. Gentlemen : The following subscrip
tions save been received this day from national
Niagara Co. National Bank, Loekport, N. Y. .$01,000
Flint, Mich 60,000
Kock vllle, Conn. 75,000
Chester, Pa Bo.ooe
Dover, N. U 16,500
iirownsvuie, ra. oe.uuo
Total subscriptions to date, $56,018,800.
John P. Bisklow, Chief of Loan Oiflce.
PHILADELPHIA STOCK EXCHANGE SALES. .
Reported by De Haven A Bro., No. 403. Third street;
114000 City 6S, New.
718 sh Reading R.
3000 Cam & 6s '75.. 95
flBOOC A m 68. '89 96
114000 PaRgenm bs
reg .... 3
flOOOCA A 68 89... 93
72Bhfenna K eav
S37 do 63 ;i
600 do ,...b60. 64
400 do.. ..860. 63
do... 810. 54 8-1S
15 Sh O C Jb A ft.. 60X
22 shMech Bk 82X
Messrs. Di Haven k.
BROTHia. No. 40 8. Third
Street, Philadelphia, report the following quotations :
U. 8. 68 Of 1881, 116J 116y ; do. 1869, na(4ll2, S
do. 1864, 1&W1 ; da 1865, U2U2V, ; da 1865,
new, inxw'iu ; ao. isoi, ao. 111(9111 ; ao. isoo,
da ill J (112; 10-408, 109 (4109V . U.S. so Year
e per cent. Currency, 115V4U5.K; Gold. 110 4
UOfe: Silver, 106108: Union Paulno Railroad
1st Mort. Bonds, 84SSS: Central Paclflo Rp'"
road, 95jgfc96tfi Union Paoino Land Grant B'
M B8SIIS. WILLIAM rAIHTXS CO.. NO. P'
street, report the following quotations
lb81,116J1(4116X; 6-908 011863, 112"
112112?ii dO. 1866, U2;(.4U2''
iuhiiix: 00., Jniy, 1867, r
1868, UlTiMllZ: 10-408, 1US(
llOx. U.S. PacWo R.R. Cur'c
Nabb fcLAPNKK, Brokers, ran
gold quotations as follows t
101)0 A. M 110:11-43 h
10 20 11011-50
10-85 " 110 1820 P.
10-8T " 110 1327 "
Philadelphia Trade B
Tuesday. April 11. Bark is dull at
No. 1 Quercitron.
There is a fair demand for Flour from
trade at yesterday's quotations, hut shlppt
operating to any extent Sales of 2300 ban
eluding supernne at sst3'0ii; extras,
Wisconsin, and Minnesota extra family, 77-37ft
Pennsylvania do. da, f6-50T; Indiana and Ohio do.
do., t7-267-75; and fancy brands, ts9-60, aa la
quality. Rye Flour may be quoted at l5-50(575.
TBI w near, market is exceedingly nai. sales or
8800 bushels Ohio red at $1 641-65; J400 bushels
Pennsylvania amber at 11-66 : 600 bushels Michigan
amner at ii-7s: ana leuu ousneis oo. wnite at si ho.
Rye is nominal. Corn is very quiet and prices favor
buyers; sales of yellow at TSBOc, and 1000 bushels
Western mixed at 75877a Oats are unchanged:
sales of Western, Pennsylvania, and Southern as
In Barley and Malt nothing doing.
Whisky is quiet: 10 barrels Western iron-bound
Bold at 9898XC
LATEST SHirriXU INTELLIGENCE
PORT OF PHILADELPHIA APRIL 11
BTATE OF THERMOMETER AT THE EVENING TILIOBAFH
8 A. M 69 1 11 A. M T4 1 9 P. M...M70
Scn Rises 5-28 Moon Sets o-43
Sin Sits 0 84 Uian Water.. 6 U9
London. April 11. The steamship Calabria, from
New 1 ork, touched at Queenstown on Sunday, and
arrived at Liverpool yesteraay.
Steamship Nevada, irom new xorc, touched at
Queenstewn on Monday, and proceeded.
Steamship Abyssinia, from New York, touched at
Queenstown yesterday, and proceeded.
kraska, from Liverpool, and Rising Star, from As
CLEARED THIS MORNING.
Bark Savannah, Scalfe, Montevideo via St. Marys,
ueo., souaer auuiub.
ARRIVED THIS MORNING.
Steamship Wyoming, WUtbank, 10 hours from Sa
vannah, with tadse. to Philadelphia and Southern
Mail Steamship Co. 9th inst., at noon, 40 miles N. E.
by E. of Frying Pan Shoals, spoke steamship Ju
niata, hence for Havana.
Bteamer Utility, Nickerson, 86 hoars from Provi
dence, with mdse. to 1) S. Stetson fc Co.
bteamer F. Franklin, Pierson, 13 hours from Balti
more, with mdse. and passengers to A. Groves, Jr.
Schr Ann K. Glover, Terry, 6 days from Savannah,
with old railroad Iron to A. Whitney & Sons vessel
to Haslam, Wickersbain fc Co.
Schr Eva H. Lewis, Lewis, from Washington, N.
C., with lumber to Watson, Malone k Sods.
Schr A. M. Bailey, Harris, from James River, with
lumber to Taylor A Beta.
Schr e. S. Courtney, Lane, from Tuckerton, with
Ship Wyoming, Jackson, hence, at New Orleans
Steamer Centipede, WUletts, sailed from George
town, D. C. , 10 A. M. to-day, for Uoboken.
Correspond of Ths Evening Telegraph,
Vsuv Huni. Anvil la ft liarcrpB lfav. In
tow to-night, for Baltimore, light.
John E. Uunham, with lumber, and S. B. Pomroy,
with marble, lor Philadelphia.
Baltimore Branch Office, April IS. The fol
lowing barges left in tow at noon to-day, eastward .
Q. C. Gere, Ida Bornla, Fall Brook, Edwin Mead,
Princess, W. T. Hamilton, J. 1L Vedder, It Smith,
American Union, James Upton, and City ef Boston,
all wlih coal for New York.
Estelle, with coal, for Philadelphia,
The following lave in tow to-nigbt:
W. Harden, B. Van Vliet, Ella, A. Allison, W.'
Norman, Amelia, A. J. Taylor, and W. Walker, all
with coal, for New York.
San Jacinto, with coal, for Wilmington.
p. H. Clinton, with coal, for f iuiieijiua, I s. C,