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VOL. XY. NO. 8G.
PHILADELPHIA, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 12, 1871.
DOUBLE SHEET THREE CENTS.
Foreign News by Mail.
Present Pleasures of Paris.
The Removal of Sumner
Opinion of it.
Etc., Etc., Etc., Etc., Etc., Etc.
How It Feci, to c In a Reign of Terror
Men, Women, and Children at th Mercy
of the Murderer..
PARIS AND THE NATIONAL GOVERNMENT.
A Paris correspondent of the London Time$
(March 26) writes:
The Government at Versailles and the Na
tiohal Assembly are snuffed out as far as Paris
Loyalty to the State is the duty of citizens;
but then the State is expected to give them
something iu return. They are entitled to pro
tection fur their lives and property. Has the
Government of France given the people of Paris
To be sure. It has been full of good inten
tions and eloquence. It has distinguished
Itself by an amiable confidence In the tirmness
of the people of Paris, and comfort has been
administered to us in the shape of an announce
ment tbat the representatives of the nation are
surrounded by Co, 000 armed men. Bat all this
time aoy of us here uiibt have been shot down
in tbe street by any drunken insurgent. Many
of ns have bad to live in houses which more re
semble pria. ns than free habitations, and to
sneak in and out of them like criminals trying
to conceal themselves rather than citizens ar
rayed on tbe side of Uw and order. I confess
that I am amazed at the moderation of the
rebels. 1 think they have borne their honors
meekly. They saw that no effort was made by
our lawful protectors to avenge the massacre In
tbe Hue de la Paix on Wertuesday, and vet they
Lave retrained from slaughtering any more
of ns. I live in a street close to
the committee's military headquarters. It is
guarded at either end by double posts of Moot
martre and Belleville Nationals. The gate of
my hotei is kept locked, and the windows of the
lower stories are blinded with iron shutters.
Well, all of ns in this street aie allowed to go in
aud out of our domiciles, and there has been no
attempt on our lives or properties. Even at the
risk of being dealt with as traitors by tbe Gov
ernment at Versailles, we are all very respectful
to the armed representatives of tbe Central Com
mittee. Our very existence is in tbo hands of
those men. The Nationals of Order have com
pletely deserted us, and, as for our legitimate
rulers, they don't give us tbe protection of even
a policeman. Our position does not differ very
much from that of nearly four-fifths of the
people staying la Paris, because in fourteen at
least out of tbe twenty arrondlesements the Cen
tral Committee reigns supreme.
A PARIS ELECTION INCIDENT.
From the Debate.
On Sunday last several electors, npon pre
senting themselves at tbe ratals de l lnsUtut,
in order to record their votes, found that the
President of tbe Section was in a state of help
less Intoxication. One of the electors remarked
tbat such important functions as those of the
President ought to be placed in better bands
wberenpon one of the assessors took the place
ot tbe r resident; out the detachment of M
tlonal Guards resented this, and a violent dls
pute enstied. The electors then Insisted upon
seeing the sergeant on guard but they found
that functionary lying stupidly drunk upon a
mattress requisitioned xroin the porter of the
Tb. Dtbatt bis ilno. ban suppressed. Ed.
THE IDEAS THAT ARE FLOATING THROUGH TUB
HEADS OF THE NEW RULERS.
In an article signed by M. Jules Preey, which
appeared in the Liber te () of tbo 27th, it is
stated tbat "The working engineer Assl, one of
the leaders of the present movement, a man of
do t ducat ion, of shallow mind, but sufficiently
energetic, once avowed in our presence .hat he
had never read but one book, tbe Revolutions
ti'ltalie, the magnificent and prophetic work of
M. Edgar (julnet, whica he was unable fully to
master by rcat.ua of bis imperfect knowledge,
but that bis Imagination was deeply impressed
bv it. W ithout comprehending that the strug
gles of the medieval cities agalust the Pope and
the Emperor might, if better understood, be
seen to lead to autonomy, to federation, and the
reconstitullon of Italian nationality, the fevered
mind of Assl could receive but one idea to re
vive the Middle Ages, the contest between city
and city, federations, antagonisms, and
revolutions, in order to free
bis country for ever from C;esarlsru and mo
narchy. Italy, which, in tbe space of three
hundred years, down to Charles V, presents us
with more than seven thousand revolutions.
must indeed alford to Citizen Assi a complete
model lor an enure system, lo-inorrow, then,
the elected commune must draw up Its charter,
me watchmaker lirara ana tne dyer Lolseau
Pinson will sit beside the members of the Central
Committee, and will dispose of Paris, tbe
capital of a great nation, as though they
were dealing wun suresnes or raiatseau.
Should the National Assembly refuse to give
its sanction to t ie charter of the Commune
of Paris, 6hould Lyons, Marseilles, Bor
deaux, Lille, and Nantes refuse to ally
themselves with the Commune, Paris will re
main alone, without taking any hH1 of the rest
ot France, without appearing to s:i8uect that tbe
Prussians are at St. Denis, that France is in
vaded, that we have to face a war contribution
of five milliards all tblugs to which Citizens
Tirard and Lolseau-Pinsou are perfectly indif
ferent. All is now changed. Universal suffrage
Las run iu race. Urban votes are superior to
rural votes. The Republic of Divine rlht has
come into existence, the rights of the plebs are
sacred. Such is our position.
The Merit bu line, been suppraaMd by th. Oominun.
BRUTALITT OF TUB INSURGENTS.
Pari Cur. London Daily AVtr.
At the corner of the Kue a little scene oc
curred on Thursday which forcibly illustrates
the horrors of the life we are now leading in
Paris. A vounz National Guard, evidently be
loniflnsr to the Quarter, had leathered a small
erouD of neighbors around him. He was treav
bling in every limb, bis face pale and distorted
with excitement. He explained to ns how a
friend of his bad been killed on Wednesday. It
was a son of the Vicomte de Molluet, who lives
In the bouse above tbe celebrated batcher. M
Duval, in tne Kae Trouchet. The Vicomte de
Mollnet, who bad Joined in the demonstration,
threw bimelf over the dead body of his son.
erring tbat nothing should separate him from
bis child. He wm In consequence taken pri
soner by the insurgents. They demanded th it
be should send for two of his friends
to claim bim and prove his identity. The
jung National Guard had just seen these two
friends, and It was their story which excited
h m In eo extraordinary a manner. Instead of
lit crating the Vii-omte de Mollnet, the insur
gents, in the presence of the friends who came
to claim him, began to spit In bis face; they
then tore from his coat the medal of tbe Leirlou
of Honor, and threw it at him. After this
they struck the old man. they knocked him
down, they trampled on bim, they kicked his
tody about. "Now," said the insurgents to the
friends of tbe Vicomte, "you may go away, for he
is condemned to death." The unfortunate man
had but time to murmur a demand that bis body
should be decently buried, wben he fainted. His
wife is anxiously waiting for him at home. 8uo
does not know of her husband's danger, nor of
her son's depth. The young National Guard
who told us all this had been to see her, but
be bad not had courage to tell her more than
that ber son was wounded. On tbe other
hand be bad rushed to the Bourse and there
loudly demanded that the friends of order
should march to tbe rescue, and once for all
annihilate the insurgents. But he was answered
that this could not be done without orders from
SENATOR SUMNER'S REMOYAL.
An English Kstitnate of the American
From, the London Daily Xewe, March 23,
But apart from tbe regret felt by some who
voted against Mr. Sumner, arising from a belief
that be was trying to do his duty by his country
in thcee particular matters, a deeper regret is
felt by many of the best men in America at the
humiliation of a man who had long been a re
presentative of what was noblest in their inter
And whatever may be our sense of Mr. Sum
ner's errors on the issues between England and
America, we cannot help sharing the feeling
which has made his removal the occasion of
earnest tributes to his general course as a states
man. Of those who suffered in tbe cause of
emancipation in the sorrowful years of its weak
Bess and danger Mr. Sumner is one of tbe few
who survive to share tbe glories of its triumph.
He was among those who, amid the scoffs of
the Senate and the threats of slavery, cast the
ventures of freedom's seed into the hard and
frozen soil; with it he endured through the win
ter of contention, and at last was able to put in
his sickle to the harvest and join in the harvest
Generally men pay the homage due to the
martyrs only to their dust. It was so when a
monument was raised on the spot where Love-
joy fell, beside the Mississippi, beneath the bul
lets ot slavery, wnne deiendmg tne printing
press he had devoted to freedom; it was so
when Captain Brown was borne from a Virgi
nian scaffold to rise again in the battle-bymn, in
which "his soul Kepi marching on" with tbe
armies of the union. But Cbarles Sumner,
after be had fallen under the slaveholder's blud
geon, slowly recovered, aud was sent and
re-sent to tne senate, wnere ne naa Deen struct
down, for the eloqueuce of bis scars no less than
tbe eloquence of his speech; and in 1801, when
tbe power whose feroeitv he had fearlessly faced
left tbe Congress it could no longer control, it
was with a genuine enthusiasm tbat the Kepuo
llcan party raised him to the chief place on its
most important committee, and gathered around
bim as a leader.
There were circumstances which, as they bad
rendered Mr. Sumner especially obnoxious to
the party of slavery, caused him to be all the
more eoieemea ana trusted oy me irienas oi
freedom. Unless we except Mr. Seward, who
bad been more deadly than outspoken in his
hostility to the reigning institution, tbe Massa
chusetts Senator was the first scholar who had
repretented In the National Legislature tbe anti
slavery principles of New England. Passing
from tbe Honors ot liarvara to tne iapuoi, ne
had borne with him the sympathies ot the lite
rary claes of his Stale, and was a sign that it had
forever a janaoneu tne compromising atutuae oi
1 he history of the United States had so uni
formly embodied the sense of New England
town meetings In national laws, that wben Mr.
Sumner came to show that the mind of that
section was made up that slave-hunting should
cease, and slavery be imprisoned in its existing
domain. It was recognized oy tne soutn as an
omen of coming struggle. The struggle came.
with what issue the world knows, and through
it the Senator bore himself bravely. Again and
again was be Insulted and threatened, ana more
. .... . .. i. . i ,
than ever did ne snow nimseii utterly ieaness,
scorning all temporizing methods.
Tbat fearlessness which was his chief charac
teristic he disDlaved when he withstood Presl-
dent Lincoln In his desire to admit Louisiana to
the Union before its laws were purged or pro-
slavery features; and in tbe recent conflict with
President Grant 11 at least cannot ne cnargea
that be has acted with timidity or with an eye
to bis personal interest.
air. tsnmner nnaucstionauiy ua,u uiw o b
cartv leader, and these became more notlce-
n.hl when the slavery Question no longer occu
pied the foremost place in American pontics.
Ha sometimes showed a disposition to raise
questions of detail into matters ot eternal
principle, and perhaps rendered himself liable
to tbe old criuci6m oi oeing -aiways .o con
foundedly In the right." Mr. Sumner's mind is
intensely theoretical, and the degree to which a
theory fixed in his mind drew alter it tne lacts
was shown in . his unfortunate speech con
cerning the Anglo-American dilllcultles. These
n m InstaAft .nih fnnlta aa m 1 irh f. SK AYnP.P.ted
of a sensitively conscientious man and a student
somewhat removed from contemporary anairs;
but thev are irrave. and. while we may sympa
thize with him under a humiliation that does not
seem attributable to them, we cannot but sua
pect that he is leaving a field where few great
successes awaited bim. to be all the more de
voted to those where a man of his culture and
eloauence may still hope to add to the laurels
which, In his case, mean twenty years of a Sena
torial career marked by industry and heroism,
untouched by any suspicion ot dishonor.
FEMISIKE ntlZE-riG IIT.
The "Noble Art" In the South A Novel
The New Orleans llepublioan of the 8th Inst.
There are many and various phases atteading
the regular spring fights, but the oddest was
connected with a feminine prize-battle on Me-
tairie Ktdire. on Thursday, when Annie Black
and Molly Williams met on their muscle. The
challenge, written in due aud ancient form, tbe
original of which is in our possession, was
parted on Sunday morning, and reads as
Miss Molly Williams: Sunday night, when we
had that dinicultv. I was not In a condition to pro'
tect myself. 1 now demand satisfaction. You are
a dim coward to come loinr back and null my hair:
that shows what you are. Tell ine when I can meet
you, and bring only one woman, ani I will do the
same. I write tbia through no selfish uietlve. I
suDDOse you are woman enough to give me a square
fight. Let us meet where there will be no police,
men, for I don't care auut going to jail ; probab.y
you doa'L Please answer as soon as possible, say
lug when you wui men me. ankib black,
No. 112 Bourbon street.
This challenge was quickly answered by
Molly who named iriends, time, and place with
Captain McCann arrived on the battle-field.
but not in time to prevent the principals having
a pass or so, sumclent to illustrate three bright
ter.eis and bloody a white mauler or two.
Principals, referee, bottle holders, and most of
tbe accessories were arrested, and yesterday
taken before Recorder Houghton for disturbing
tbe peace. Molly wiiiiains ana Annie macit,
i maklnir no oemai ui mo luiucutuuicui, were
' each fined t25, and tbe accessories 5 each. It
is Intimated that at least one more scrimmage
will grow out of this one. The meeting treated
as muck talk as did the Mse-Alleu bout.
TO-DAY'S CABLE NEWS.
The Paris Rebels Doomed
A Grand Coup de Main.
Loyal National Guards within Paris
Attack the Hotel de Yille,
Belleville, and Mont
martre. The Insurgents Everywhere Foiled.
Notre Dame de Loretta Sacked.
Etc., Etc., Etc., Etc., Etc., Etc.
BY ASSOCIATED PRESS. J
Exclutivtly to The Evening Telegraph.
Capture of Moutrouge,
London, April 12 The Paris special despatch
of the London Times says a report was widely
spread last night that Montrouge had been
The Great Offcnttlve Movement
by tbe Versailles troops was expected to take
place to-day (Wednesday).
The Assembly adopted a resolution express
ing regret that itwssnot enabled to arsist at the
Funerals of the Ucuerala Killed
by the insurgents.
Fighting on the Seine.
Paris, April 11. Last night five gunboats at
Ponte de Lacord got up steam and went into
action. There was heavy firing. The result is
unknown. This morning, at 0 o'clock, firing
from the forts was furiously renewed.
The Versailles troops are accused of using
the came having been found in Fort Vanvres.
At Fort Issy it was discovered that the bolts on
tbe gates had been drawn or broken off, proving
the existence ef traitors amongst the National
A Meeting of Women
Is to be held to-night for the purpose of organ
izing for the defense of Paris. General Dom
browski has issued orders that
No One Shall Leave Paris
without a special pass.
The Prussians at St. Denis
have been reinforced with 5000 men. They
will, however, respect the treaty of Versatile.
M. Thiers has issued
A Fresh Proclamation,
in which he says that Generals MauMahon, Lad'
mlrault. aud Clssey have all taken their com
mands, and General Vinoy heads the reserves.
The Army Increases Every Day.
The President and the Assembly have a good
understanding and are devoted to their work.
Pay no attention to false reports to the contrary,
It is not true that a fresh conspiracy has broken
out in our ranks, only the insurgents are per
however, are in preparation to end the effusion
of blood. All good citizens are assured that for
themselves they have nothing to fear.
Versailles, Tuesday night, April 11. To
Blow Is to be Strnck
which the authorities hope will restore Paris to
the lawful Government.
The spies of that Government in Paris havo
The Following Programmes
Eighteen thousand loyal National Guards in
Paris are organized. At a fixed hour 6000 will
attack the Hotel de Ville, 6000 Belleville, and
COOG Montmartre. At the same moment a grand
attack on Porte Maillot will be made from Ver
sailles and an effort made to get possession. At
tbe St. Lozalr Station large reserves will be
ready. General Vinoy will take the supreme
command of the coup de main. The authorities
are sanguine of success.
Soldiers and sailors are to form
The Leading Attacking Column.
12.0C0 men of the old Imuerlal Guard are
ready to march at a moment's notice, and if uu
successful 12,000 more of the same guard will
be reedy in ten days.
There are 60,000 men now at Versailles.
The Church of Notre Dame de Lorretta
has been sacked. The placards of the
conciliation party have been torn down.
This morning the insurgeants unsuccessfully
attempted to draw the Versailles troops into a
trap at Asnleres.
Government Troops Marchlug on Pari.
London, April 12 A special despatch from
Versailles to the London Hews says Sirtory's
camp is raised, and the troops march to Paris
have establUhed a battery at St. Denis, the
guns of wiich point towards Paris.
A Priest As.asnluated.
The cure of tbe Church of Madeleine is re
ported to have been assassinated by a Parisian
A despatch from Paris says a report from
General Dombrowekl asserts that the result of
VersaiUUt Reconnoisaanee at Asnelres
has been greatly exaggerated.
Severe measures are to be adopted against
The rumor of the
Death of Vermorel,
the distinguished journalist, la contradicted.
Several companies of the
are encamped at Asnleres. Tbe rest of the in
surgent forces are in the trenches.
Paris, April 11 Evening via London, April
12 Yetlerday a sergeant of the National Guard
wound d a Prussian at St. Denis.
A Conflict Ensued lletween the French
and some members of the Commune socn made
tbelr appearance with a flag of truce, but the
Prussians declined to recogulze It. The dls
turbance, however, soon ceased.
The Cannonade Before Paris
Las recommenced, and many sheila are falling
about Porte Maillot and in the Champ Elysees.
Placards counselling conciliatory measures
towards the Versailles government have been
The Women of Pari
bave been invited to form a military organiza
tion for the defense of the city.
was attacked by the Army of Versailles at 10
o'clock this forenoon, and a violent cannonade
and rifle fire is yet in progress.
Marseilles, April -11.
The Trial of Leader of the Insurrection,
which recently occurred in this city, was com
menced to-day, and tbe cases of Pelllssler and
Cremienx will be decided by Thursday. Tran
LfONDON, April 12. me M.cn.0, oi tOiogne,
French Prisoners are Leaving Germany
for home at the rate of a thousand per day.
The Echo adds, ''Only those known to be
favorable to the Versailles Government are
allowed to depart."
This Morning's Quotations.
Lonpon, Aprtl 12 U 80 A. M. Consols for money.
vi ior account, s. American securities nrm;
V. S. bonds of lsci, 2;i; of 1S65, old, 92; of 1S67,
91 ; ten-forties, feK.
Fbanxfort, April 11. Evening U. 8. bonds
cl( sul t 96v9o?i fr old Issue.
Liveri-ool, April 1211-80 A. M. Cotton quiet;
miaming npianus, iiy,a. ; middling urieans, 7 vi.
Salt s estimated at lo.oco bales. Wheat, lis. 11. tails.
Td. for lowest grades No. 2 to highest grades No. 1
newrd Western spring, and 12s. for red winter.
London, April 12 rao I. M. Consols for money,
vi ; ior account. 2j.
Liverpool. April 18 1-80 P. M. Port, T7s. 0d.
Beef, 107b. 6d.
FROM JVEW YORK.
BY ASSOCIATED PRBSS.J
Exclusively to The Evening Telegraph.
The Methodist Book Concern.
Ndw York, April 12. The Methodist Book
Concern affairs are to be investigated. Dr. Rev.
Carlton has selected three well-known account
ants, namely, Messrs. J. Van V eck, Methodist,
of Brooklyn, chief; Cbarles Callender, Baptist,
of Newark, and F. W. Gunn, Presbyterian, of
this city, associates. Theyire not only autho
rized to examine the cash and other accounts,
but to question employes also in relation to any
and every matter that may come before them.
New York Money and Stock Market.
Ksw Yobx, April 12. mocks strong, money
nrm at eper cent, uout, iiu4'. d-h, wt, cou
pon, 1123; ao. it, ao., li'ix; ao. ao.
uvm; do. lboo, new, in;;; no. iaoi, 1114; ao.
lbC8. 112: 16-4m. 103 v: Virginia fis. new. 72:
Missouri 6s, 9; Can'on Co., S2M ; Cumberland
preferred, 84; New York Central and Hudson
.River, 86 V; Erie, 21 ; Reading, 108 ; Adams Express,
7434 ; AMCDigan uentrai, vzs i ;vucnigan sotunern,
102: Illinois central, no: uieveiana ana ruts-
burg, 114X; Chicago and Hock Island, 111; Pitts
burg and rort wajne. wm; western union Tele
New York Produce Market.
Nxw York. April 12. Cotton quiet: Bales 1000
bales uplands at j5c. ; Orleans at 6X& Flour quiet
and witnout aecuiea cnauge; saies toou barrels.
"Wheat nulet and nenilnal. Corn a shade firmer;
sales 22,000 bushels new mixed western at 70c. Oats
dull; sales 16,000 bushels Ohio at 67X(l'0c. Beef
quler. Pork steady. Lard dull; steam, llllc;
kettle, 12c wnisky quiet at doc.
Glcctlon Illot in Patcrson Yesterday.
The election in r'atersoB. wnicu occurred on
Monday, was quietly conducted, except la one ward,
the Eighth, where a Blight oisturbance was created
during tne aiiernoon.
Ear v vesteriav morning, nowever, tne excite-
niCLt caused by tne close rivalry of the parties broke
out In a tierce riot. While trie votes were being
counted, at aciout 8 A. M., a party of roughs at
tacked tne inspectors, Bmasnea inn uaiioi .nozes ana
scattered the votes In all directions. The raid was
made evidently for the sole purpose of destroying
tbe count, for no person was in lured In the disturb
ance. The rioters escaped, nut tneir names nave,
in part, been obtained, ana taey win no arrested.
Wits this ward tnrowu out, tne nepuoucaus eiect
their Mayor, and control the Hoards or Aldermen,
.rreeno dtis.tand jtnucauon.
The Democrats charge that the disturbers were
set on by the: hepubllcuns, the Eighth ward having
been hitherto Democratic. It 1 asserted by tae
Democrats tbat the result in this ward would have
na.de a tie In the Board of Aldermen, and would
have elected a Democratic Mayor. They demand i
special election. Great excitement prevails ha the
A Just Sentence.
Court of Quarter Se&aion Judge Finletter,
It will be remembered that Haggle Collins was
convicted before Judge Finletter last winter of
keeping, on Ulrard avenue, one of the most lnfa-
mousrifens in the cltv. Ilia Honor was soou alter
wardfft&ken 111, and several months elapsed before
he was able to come In aud euter judgment upon tbe
verdict, so that she had ample time to aoate tne
nuisance: but the onlv move siiemaae in tnat direc
tion was a transfer of the establishment to another
party and the Instalment of her own daughter there
The place was a crying evil, and every decent
person called for its suppression, aud, therefore, his
llonor had the woman belore him this morning;, and
addressed her as follows:
"There never was. nerhaDS. a grosser nuisance
than that for which you have been convicted. Nt
withstaudlng this, the very people whom you had
Injured appealed to the Court for mercy In your be
half, and desired that you niigiit not be imprisoned
The only thing they required you to do was to abate
tne nuisance, f rom t ie xisi uay ui ueram wr iui,
the day of your couvitun, tuey have waited for
ou to comply with this reasonable request.
"l ne nuisance hub noroeen auawu. xuatcau ui
deserving clemency by repentance and atonement,
you bave endeavored to Impost, upon the Court by
wnat we consider a fictitious sale oi me premises.
Kven If the sale was en honest one, as the nuisance
Is not abated you bave not brougut yourself within
the condition unon which further clemency should
be shown to you. it la not a matter of pleasure for
me to consign you to prison. Your sex and ago
appeal to rue ; but the go d of tue ruiog generutlou,
tne good oi society, tne good oi your on ciiim, t
quirts me to forget botu, ana to visit upoa you lae
bunlshment which vour crime deserves.
'i ne sentence of tne court is tuai you unuergo an
imprisonment in the 1'hlladeiphia county msoa or
JVUI U1UUIUB, bUKI 1UU pmj UlC WWHI v. (nwDmuMwui
and stand committed until the seutence is compiled
The woman now Indulged In a fit or weeping and
walling thut was terrible: she had to be carrlea out
into the yard, where she fainted, until a carriage
wsb procuied to convey her to jail.
The community should o inaukiui to juue r hi
1 . . - ...... . i . . - ... t. a iH.ii-.'i"ti.i. 1ii.
irucr ior iuub iiiiuaiug ui uui m iiaiaui,
doubtedly this Is the only remedy for the evil.
Court of Quarter 8esion$-Judg Paxson.
Edward Wilson pleaded goUty to a charge of
Michael Bird, of the bootblack rraterniir, was cou
vlcted of stealing Insolvency leoorda from the Cuuv
mnli 1'laii riltli.M
J a niea Brow u (colored) was convicted or assann
and liHttf.rv nru.n a I. enfold street white gill. Who
met him In a tavern and applied to him a name that
WHri i. r it. rrlven htm ttv h'.a liferents.
Klchard Johnson was 1 mud guilty of driving off
with a team tbat didn't belong to rum. a ooj m
him behlud the ear with a brlok, wnlca checked him
lis hi si air nf irimn. "
Charles Mooney, a small boy, was convicted of
steallnir a number of HuudaT papers from another
John nnrtnpT a vouth of some twenty sum
mers, was convicted ef an attempt to outrage a little
uiri unlv iln ma of aire. He tuduced her to go
to his home under a preleusethat hi mother wanted
ber, and wneu be got uer luame ne iocuu m wui
and attempted an assault, aud was only madit to
desist by her cries.
MATTERS AT WASHINGTON
Taiiff and Revenus Revision.
The Senate Shelves the Amaeity Bill.
Joint High Commission.
Later from. Iu.ropo.
??hG Fighting Zffear Paris.
Etc., Etc., Etc., Etc., Etc., Etc.
BT ASSOCIATED PRESS.
Exclusively to The Keening Telegraph.
The Fighting Near Pari. .
London, April 12. A despatch from Ver
sailles states that nothing; certainly Is knoivn
whether Montrouge has been taken or not by
4he Versailles troops. Considerable fighting was
going on in the vicinity of the fort, and near
Issy and Vanvres, when the despatch left.
In tbe villages of Vanvres and Issy, and the
forts, the insurgents bad gathered iu immense
force, and were disputing every inch of ground.
The sonth side of the city has not been shelled
by tbe Government troops, but if the insurgents
continue firing from the forts, and show no signs
of yielding, It is Intended to shell it with vior,
so as to command the whole southern part of
The Sacking of Public Buildings
by the mob of men and women continues. Seve
ral attractive city churches have been pillaged
and desecrated. Paris is cut off from all com
munication with the outer wot Id, and no mes
sage or messenger can leave without a pass
signed by General Dombrowskl.
Versailles, April 12 The cannonading
about l'arls is less frequent to-day, and nothing
of Importance has transpired.
London, April 12 The steamship Baltimore,
from Baltimore, touched at Southampton to
day. FROM WSJIIJVGTOJY.
BY ASSOCIATED PKBSS.
Exclusively to The Evening 7'elegraph.
Government Weather Report.
War Depahtmknt, Office or th chief Signal
Officer, Washoton, April 1 10-30 A. M Sy-
nrpsis ior tne past iwenty-rour hours: The low
barometer, wnicu was central on Tuesday m irnlug
on Lake Huron, was last night central la Kasteru
New York, and has now paused to the nertheast
Into Canada. Brisk southwest winds have folio we 1
Its progress on the lower lakes ypaierday an't In th
middle States last night. Very light rains aud snows
bave been experienced from Maryland to Connecti
cut and ou the lower lakes, aud somewhat heavier
ones on the east Atlantic, where It Is now clottrlng
up. Clear weather with westerly winds in now re
ported west and south of Pennsylvania. The wea
ther remains sensibly unchanged at the Kecky
Mountain and l'aciflc stations.
j'rbbabiluies. Clear weather and fresh sonth west-
eily winds will probably prevail on the lake an l
middle States, and thence southward to the Gulf;
clear and clearlng-up weather In the Eastern States.
by associated press.)
Exclusively to The Evening Teltijraph.
The Mexican Claim.
Washington, April 12. The statement that Caleb
Cuslilng has been or Is to be appointed Commis
sioner to Mexico in relation to the Claims Commis
sion, or any other purpose, Is Incorrect. Mr. Nelson,
our Minister to Mexico, has been charged with tbe
subject It Is possible the Mexican Government,
on acting npon it, may need lniorinatiou from Mr.
Cushlng, their counsel, either by writing or by per
sonal communication, which latter consideration
nmy possibly give occasion for bis going to Maxlco.
The commission wiil expire the 81st of January
next. There are 2000 casts on the docket, and only
forty have been decided, hence the necessity for an
extension of time In which to conclude the business.
Private advices from the City of Mexico say tha
president Juarez has expressed his willingness to
conclude an additional convention with that view.
The Southern Claims Commission
held their second public session to-dy. Several
cases were set for future hearing, and the commis
sion then took np the claim of Sixth Auditor Mar
tin, of the Post Office Department, for mules,
wagons, and various articles taken from his planta
tion In Alabama during Orlerson'a raid through
Mississippi aud Alabama. The question of thrlr
jurisdiction over claims for rent of occupied build
ings In tbe Southern States was presented by an
attorney present, but tne commission
declined to answer until a case
Involving the point came up for consideration.
Tbe commission gave public notice of their desire to
have the petitions addressed to them for tne allow
ance of claims, accompanied by all the written evi
dence of whatever character In posResslou of tie
claimants. They also decided that their rules did
cot require the 'iron-ciad" oatn attained id peti
tions to be wholly In writing, but that a printed form
may be used. There were about fifty persons, claim
ants and agents, present to-day.
Special Despatch to The Evening Telegraph.
The tie-vision or me l arin.
Mr. Sherman's resolution directing the Finance
Committee, during the recess, to revise the tariir
and Internal revenue bhls, passed to-day. It Is the
Intention of the Chslrman of the Senate Finance
Con'mittee to examine Into the wnole quW.stlon, and
to reduce tne customs receipts at tease iorty mil
lions. Also to reduce largely the Internal revenue
Tne Amnesty 11111.
An effort was made In tbe Senate to-day to change
the order of business so as to allow the tmueaty
bil to come a p in place oi tne ku-kiux oui, nut it
tailed, sn theie Is no prospect of tbe bill being con
sidered at the present session.
The San Domingo Question.
Mr. Sherman Intend, If be can get the floor, to
state that he does not propose to discus the ques
tion of ban Domingo if the president win witnaraw
our naval vessels irom uniuiuicau waters, aub
Freldeut, however, does not propose to maxe any
agreement of this kind.
Messrs. Starkweather and Strong, two Republican
members from Connecticut, were sworn In to-day
without a regular certificate from the Governor,
but upon a statement from the clerk lu the oOlce of
the Secrttary of 8tate.
An agreement reached by the
Joint High Commission
on tbe fishery question aud Alabama claims was
ait m ijindou about two weeks ago, with the
request that a telegram should be sent to the BrlilsH
Connulfstonera, signifying whather or not It was
satisfactory. Up to this time no auswer has beoa
The profits of the concerts given In Boston
In aid of the French fair have ranged, from t300
A Catholic priest who denounced from his
pulpit several of his congregation for circula
ting scandalous reports bus been sued for t&KX)
for libel aitd his property has been attached,
FINANCE AND COMMERCE.
jCrxmna Ti.Eoar-H Omn,) '
Wsdnmdar. Aprtl 12, 187 L f
The money market continues to rule active
and steady, with very little change worthy ot
notice In the asking rates for accommodations.
The discount market continues to flag some
what, and the amount of business transacted Is
less than the average at this period. First-class
acceptances meet with ready sale at 7(5i8 per
cent, on the street, and the banks keen their
depositors In good supply at the legal Interest.
The flurry at tbe Stock Board continues, and
money is active on call at 6(0)6) per cent., the
lower figure ruling on Government pledges.
There is a slight tendency to further ease in the
general market, and all fears of a stringency
during the balance of the season appear to be
Gold continues quiet and very steady, ranging
from 110110, closing at Ji".
Government bonds are moderately active, and
prices show a further advance of li on the en
Stocks were moderately active and firm.
Bales of new City 63 at 1015101, and Lehigh
uiu iirnu aw oir.
Reading Railroad was l?ss active bat steady.
Sales at 54-31(3 54f, closing at the latter. Penn
sylvania was weak, eellln:; at 63Jf. Sales of
Catawisea preferred at 45 b. o.? Oil Creek and
Allegheny at 50; Lehigh Valley at 59; Cam
den and Am boy at 118, and Northern Central
at SJ. 27 was bid for Philadelphia and
Mechanics' Bank sold at 32J; LTestonyllle
Passenger Railway at 20, b. o.; and Central
Transportation at 45. The balance of the list
was equally firm.
The progress of the new United States loan
is shown by tbe following communication from
tbe Treasury Department:
TREAsrRT Department, Walhinoton, D. C,
Apiil 11, 18T1. Jay Cooke A Co Dear Sirs: The
following subscriptions have been received this
day from national banks:
Stanford, Ky., National Bank or 140,004
Worcester, Mass., Mechanics' Bank 800 000
Austin, Minn, First National 80,000
Orange, N. Y., National Bank 800,000
Total subscriptions to date f50,499,400
Jodn P. Bioelow, Chief of Loan Division.
PHILADELPHIA STOCK KXCI1ANUE SALES.
Reported by De Haven A Bro.. No. 40 8. Third street.
lB00Clty 8s, New. mi I SfshPeana R 64
11000 do 101 1000 do D3. 63
I600N Penna 6s... l0 sh N Cent R.... 89
iii'u bu neau A..UOU.D 01
400 do SIX
100 do I)B. t4
800 do D30. 64 X
66 do 64'
200 do 64i
SCO do C1W
T9 sh Cent Trans. . . 4S)tf
123 do 4ft x
8H3sh Cam Am. ..118
60 do ... b30.H9
liftshLehValR.... 69 i
S6 do 69 V
looshLeh NavSt.. Zafi
lOshMech Bk 821
1a tin B'kI
tww ao dou. Bo
MSB8B8. D HATRM . BHOTHSB, NO. 40 8. Third
Street, Philadelphia, report the following quotations:
U. 8. es of issi, U6,v4U6tf ; do. it, navi4U2 :
do. 18S4, mi(a)112.t-; do. I860, 112X6112; do. I860,
new,Ul?illls; do. 186T, do. Uphills'; do. 1868,
do. Ill7.tH12x ; 10-408, 10S.S'(I08X. U. a 30 Yeai
6 per cent. Currency, U5V116; aoId Hv
liojis Silver, 106tf(109; Union Paeldo Railroad
1st Mort. Bonds, 8414C86; Central. Pact no Rbl1
road. 90(i9fl ; Union Paclflo Laud Grant Bonds.
J. HSnUS. WILLIAM fATNTRB A CO., NO. B 8. Third
Street, report the following quotations: U. 8. Saof
1881, lis"6x ; 6-sos of issa, 1124113 s do.1864,
112j-ll2j ; do. I860, mxWV-i; da, July, i860,
1114U1X: do., July, 1861, ill K-4111K: do. July,
1868,; 1134112 ; 10-40S, 108tfi4108X. Gold; 110V
U0X. U. S. Pacino It R. Cur'cy 6a, Il6'4li6
NAaa SiLadnbr, Brokers, report this morning
10 00 A. M 110i
1060 " Q
li-ia : HOX
kviu 4uuuiuvw mm iuiiuwi
11-87 A. M.
Philadelphia Trade Report.
Wednesday, April 19. Bark Is dull at $30 per ton
for No. 1 Quercitron.
There Is a better feeling In the Flour market and
a good demand from the home consumers, with
some inquiry for shipment; 2000 barrels sold in lota
at 6t00 for superdue;,0 4SK5 for extras; 17(47-75
for Wisconsin and Minnesota extra family, the lat
ter figure for very fancy; 72.V7-73 for Ohio and
Indiana do. do. ; f6-60T for Pennsylvania do. da,
and 8(S9-00 for fancy brands, as In quality. Rye
Flour ranges from 5-605 70. In Corn Ileal nothing
The Wheat market Is quiet at yesterday's quota
tlons; sales of 4000 bushels Indiana red at tl 6441-65;
Ohio do. at tl G4i-6&; amber at 11-72(41-75, and
while at tl'761-85. Rye Is nominal. Corn comes
forward freely, but there Is not much activity ; sales
of yellow at 7stfc80c., and Western mixed at 76(
77o Oats are unchanged ; 1000 buBhels Western and
touthern sold at 68(a 6c.
Whisky Is quiet; sales of 76 barrels at 929c.
for Western Iron-bound.
Baltimore Produce Market.
Baltimore, April 12. Cotton dull and nominally
bnchanfred. Flour Improved demand at full prices.
Wheat firm. Corn dull; white Southern, 78i79e,;
yellow Southern, 7o. ; mixed Western, 77(478o. Oata
dull at 62$ceo. Provisions Inactive. Whisky stead
at 9 IXC
LATEST SHIPriXa INTELHWEXCE. "
PORT OF PHILADELPHIA. APRIL 13
STATE OP THERUOHSTIB AT THE EVENING TELEGRAPH
8 A. M 66 1 11 A. M 61 1 1 p. M.....63
B-27 Moon Sets.
6 35 Hioii Water-
Liverpool, April 12. Arrived, steamer Chryso
lite, from New Orleans.
Savannah, April 12. Philadelphia and Southern
Mall Steamship Co. 'b steamer Pioneer, arrived at
this port 6 A. M. this morning, all right.
CLEARED THIS MORNING.
Steamship J. W. Kvermau, Holmes, Richmond via
Norfolk, W. P. Clyde & Co.
Steamer Ann Eliza, Richards, New York, W.P. Clyde
Steamer Tacony, Nichols, New York, W. M. Balrd
Steamer D. TJtley, Davis, New York, do.
Tug Joe Johnson.Ingraham. Baltimore, With a tow
of barges, W. P. Clyde Jc Co.
ARRIVED THIS MORNING.
Steamer 11. L. Uaw, Her, 13 hours from Baltl
more, with nidse. and passengers to A. Groves, Jr.
bteanier K. N. Fairchtld, Trout, 24 hours front New
York, with mdse, to W. M. Balrd A Co.
Steamer Sarah, Jones, 24 hours from New York,
with mdBe. to W. M. Baird A Co.
Steamer A. C. Stltners, Davis, 24 hours from New
York, with mdse, to W. P. Clyde A Co.
Kteamer Mayuower. r una, uuiu irvw tw
York, with mdse. to w. P. Clyde Co.
Steamer Our Plug, , from Severn River, with
ties to captain.
Bark James M. Churchill, Seavey. from Leghorn
Dec. it, via Gibraltar Feb, 11, with marble, rags,
etc., to V. A. Sartorl It Sons.
Brig Sagua, Mnnday, 6 days from Sagua, with
sucar to S. kW. Welsh.
Schr T. K. French, Doughty, 4 days from Leech,
ville, N. C, with shingles to H. Croskey fc Co.
vessel to Haslam, Wickeraham et Co.
Schr Emby 1L Naylor. Naylor, 8 days from Jack
son vUIe, with lumber to Patterson & Llpplncott
vessel to Knight k Sons.
Schr M. S. aiyms, Smith, I days from WUmlng.
ton, N. C. with lumber to Taylor fc Beta vessel to
Baslam, Wlckershara Si Co.
Schr A. C. Cranmer, Cranmer. from Norfolk,
'schr'Aary N. Wescott, Gandy, from New York.
Tugs Jefleison, Allen; Cbeaawake, Merrthewj
G. B Hutching, Harman: and Lookout, blearer,
from Baltimore, with lows of barges to W. P. Clyde
New Yoke Ofkics, April 11.-O barges leave la
. ..! fnr tumiuore. HehU
Cl.ior o Keinv. with guano, for Philadelphia.
BaZnJoM &nch OKHicB, April 11.1 The fol-
lowlna barges left lu tow at uoon to-day, eastward :
lowing og m Bf Late an(J Earl Mo.
Wil'llan". Alford Mayer, d. V. Uler, W. 11. Earned.
Jatob Siroup, W. M. Lewis, and B. V. Carpenter, ai
ail wl b coal for New York.
W llltaiu Norman, with coal, for Bridgeton.
M. Hepplier, with coal, lor Plidadeiuuia, L S. V.