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VOL. XV. NO. 00.
PHILADELPHIA, THURSDAY, APRIL 27, 1871.
DOUBLE SHEET THREE CENTS.
FIIIS T EDI TION
PARTIES :i SAH D0LV.NG3.
il Loiter from Davis Hatch.
The Commission : everoly Criticized
CJciiCiCl Grant in tho Tvtist.
PAKT1KS IN' SAN I)Q3IIXGO.
A PUnrp Criticism of the United States
Mr. Davis Hatch writes as follows to the New
Ycrk Evening 1'ost:
Tho report ot our coTtmiBsioners docs rre.t
injustice to Cabral aud bis partv, in calling lUeir
oppoeition to Baez "a guerilla warfare," and
"auiuiated by refentmeuts purely personal."
Cabral was elected President by the direct vote
of the people, and the vot'iug was as free as it
ever was in this ceuntry. 1 was there at the
time. Baez wa chosen by a so-called Nationa1
Convention, eelected by his provisional govern
ment while he was in Curacoa. Tnls our com
missioners should have known, and yet thev say
they "did not find that there is a ly opponent of
tho present administration of, that republic who
has row, or who ever has had, any claim to tha
chief magistracy by a title superior to that of the
The report is equally nnjust towards the
people of liar ti. There is no deep animosity
exlftinc between the people of the two repub
lics; neither any apprehension on the part of
the Dominicans that Ilaytl will ever attempt to
regain forcible possession of their couutrr.
A'here was a league between Salnave and Baez,
fellow tyrants, usurpers, and conspirators, to
support and protect each other, and hence
Baez's pretended apprehension of trouble from
Salnave s successor, i'ret-ident fcsafret, whoso sym
pathies are naturally and properly with Cabral,
and who no doubt winks at his supplies passing
through Ilaytl. Who will say he has not a per
fect right to do this, seeina; the attitude of our
Government towards Baez ? Have the llavtieus
not been provoked to this by the threats of our
Eut the commissioners do jreat injustice to
Cabral also, in aesertinir that tie people enjoy
ns much liberty under Baez as they did under
any previous administration. I was there dur
ing Baez's brief rule of less than six months iu
1806, during Cabral's administration from Sep
tember, ISM, to February, 1S03, and more than
a year of Baez's present term, and know that
nntil toward the close of Cabral'n administra
tion, when it was known that an expedition,
fitted out by Baez from Curacoa, had landed
and started an insurrection against his Gov
ernment, no one was molested for his poli
tical opinions, however openly expressed.
This, like inost of the information obtained,
came from Baez, his officials and partisans.
If they had called upon General
Hunrrla who started and carried through the
insurrection ogalnst Cabral, by order aud for
account of Baez; carried on the Government for
him more than two months, until he had cour
age to go over aud take charge himself; and
then his Minister of War until last October, and
since then in the asylum of the British Consulate
they would have obtained much valuable in
formation, though perhaps such as they wonld
rather not make public. And they mifrht have
obtained reliable information on the state of the
country, and how Baez is regarded among his
countrymen generally, from the numerous poli
tical prisoners in the dungeone, if they really
wished to bear both sides.
1 know from letters received, written while
teey were there, that they were told of thoe
things. Tbey were keen to observe and swift
to note, "muskets in the hands of prisoners
having the llaytien stamp on them," but make
co mection of those in tha hands of Baez's
men with V. 8. on them, everywhere to be
f-ecn, as well as cartridge-boxes and belts with
the U. S. plate. I saw many cases of mutkets
opened in Azua with our armory mark on the
outside. Is it any greater crime for the Hay
tiens tojfurnish death-dealing missives to Do
minicans than for us to do bo? or does our supe
rior strength give us a right to do bo?
The country expected better things of Mr.
"Wade, from his great experience and previous
history, than this rose-colored, one-sided, and
altogether partial report. If the President is
satisfied it is evident the people or the press are
not except in a few caEes where an Impartial
verdict was not to be expected.
Extracts rom tlte officUl organ of Cabral.
From the copies of the Dominican journals
sent ns by Mr. Hatch, says the Font, we trans
late and condense the following:
"On the 7th ol March tbe American Com mis
Bloners met Generals Alvarez and Travieso. Tbe
official interview between the Americans and the
Dominican representatives having concluded, the
former tben BBked tbe latter to give them conlden
tially their opinions on the situation of the revolu
tion, and tbe views of those who sustained It. The
Dominicans told thi-m that If they would travel
through the country they would be at liberty to in
quire tor themselves. They assured the Amerlcius
that, with the exception of the adherents of Bz,
no one in tho republic desired annexation; that the
Dominicans valued their own independence as
highly as they (tae Americana) did; and that Baez
entirely misrepresented the tacts in regard to public
f&ling in San Domingo.
"The Dominicans added that the vote taken by
order of Baez in favor ot annexation was Illegal, as
wasprovea iy tne revoumou ltseir, Dy tne prisons
11 lie d with eminent patriots, by the forests contain
ing now many fugitives from persecution, and by
the numberless Dominicans who had fled to foreign
lands. Messrs. White and Howe admitted that they
had met wltb several notable fugitives, and that at
rort-au-Priuce they saw anioni; others who would
not accept the annexation scheme, Angel Maria
C'amlnero, brother I Camlnero, the present com
mander of tbe armies of ban Domingo, and the prin
cipal supporter ot Baez.
J-.1 Pabeilon Doviiai. ano of March 81 contains a
violent article directed against tho Baez govern
ment, giving tbe names ot a number of it) victims,
who are designated as "martyrs," and inveighing
against the annexation scheme as a 'job,' which
compromises Wota tbe honor sad the Interests of
the I nlted States aad of the Dominican republic.
' "J his is annexation !" says El J'abellon. "An In
famons speculation! A bargain! A fraud! A rob
bery ! buth is the annexation projected by Baez and
upueju dj ixranr.
G RAM' IX THE WEST.
St. Louis' Eiitertaluineiai of the President.
The St. Louis licpuUican of Tuesday says:
Yesterday President Grant, carrying out his
prearranged plan, ro4e out to his farm on the
Gravois road, and returning he drove to Glen
Kenneth, the country seat oi -u. w. li. Benten.
where he partook of lunch, in cpmpany witk a
number of personal friends from the cltr.
In tbe evening he dined at the residence ef
' Colonel Robert Camsbell. Colonel Camobell
was absent la New York, where he Lad been
called to attend to his duties as member of the
Beard of Indian Cetamisiioners. Tee elitln
cuisbed guest was entertained In aa elegant
manner by the accomplished hostess, Mrs
At 10 o'cleck the President repaired to the
residence of Mr. Benton, where a number of
gentlemen were awaiting him. After Congrats
fallone, his Excellency, smekiag a cigar, iala
gled with the groups and engaged freely la con
The President this morale r will re to Caren
delet bv special train, and a visi; te the furnaces
will be made. The time for the President's de
parture for Washington Is fixed at 10 o'clock to
night, lie win pass over ui iweao, nawaiu,
And Wetwrn JUilroad.
The Proposed Art for PI tiring (hnii I'lttfcr
the Snt' miHrd ol" lair.
The following is a copy of the bill presented
in tho State Legislature yesterday by Mr. Ucy-
burn, providing for throwing the restraints of
law around delegate elections in this State. It
Is based upon the law recently enacted and
found to work exceedingly well in Ohio, and
was framed by a committee appointed for the
purpose by the convention recently held In this
city to revise the rules of the Kepublican
An Act to protect the elections of voluntary pollK-
al RSsoctHtioiiH, to. regulate primary elections,
BiiO to punish liainis therein.
(Section I. In all elections hereafter to be held bv
any voluntary political association or party in this
State, lor any delegates or executive committee, or
lor me nomination ol candidates lor public ntilce,
i lie persous chosen to hold such elections, as iu Ues
aud inspectors, or cit rks aud oilleerx, or any person,
In their absence or refusal to serve, assuming or
chosen In their place, shall first be sworn or afllnned
by some ollicer authorized to administer oaths, tlut
they win correctly and lalihfuny conduct such elec
tion, protect it against all frauds aud uufairue.ss,
snd truly canvass all votes cast therea'.
Sf ctlou i. It shall be the duty of tho judges of
such elctlon to entertain objections ma le by any
qualified elector, to any vote that may la oilered, on
the ground that the person oiferinK It is not entitled
to vote at said election, or that he I1.13 receive 1, or
been promised, directly or lndlrect y, any money,
promise, or reward for his vote for an? candidate,
or that he has voted before at that place or some
other on that day, in the same election ; and it shall
11c rue amy 01 me judges or election, u suob olfac
tion be not withdrawn, to administer to the person
so o tiering to vote an oath or aQIrmitlou that
he will tiuly testify to all matters relating to
his said qualification, or receiving, or belug
promised, directly or Indirectly, any money,
promise, or reward for his vote for any candi
date, and whether he has voted at thit or any
other place on that day at such election. It shall
then be the duty of the Judges of election to Interro
gate the person so objected to, as to all the mas
ters upon which said objection was made, snd gene
rally as to bis quallucatlouB. ff tbe persou so ob-
jkcita to snail reuise to answer sucti questions,
alter Raid oath orainrmatlon shall have been adtnin-
stered, or shall refuse to take such oath or anima
tion, It shall be the duty of tbe judges of electten te
reject suca vote, isui 11 sucn vote be taieu, aud
such questions be answered satisfactorily, aud not
contradicted successfully by the sworn testimony of
other witnesses, who may be called, it snail bo the
uuij i 1110 juuifoa 01 election to aumit me vote,
haviBg the word "svrorn" noted opposite the nam's
name on the poll list.
Section S. Any onlcer of said elections, and any
voter thereat, who shall violate any provisions of
mid act, anu any voter or person who shall oner or
receive any money, reward, or promise for voting
thereat, aud any peson wilfulry makint; a raise
statement, on oath or aillrruntlon, at any such elec
tion, shall be deemed guilty of a uiisdeme.tuor, an1,
on conviction, shall bs punished hyaline not ex
ceeding $oo, and Imprisonment net exceeding one
year, or both.
beotion 4. Any voluntary political association or
party in any city f;r county iuav, by a vote of tho
executive committee thereof, elect to adopt the
provimous 01 mis aor, or 10 submit me question or
the adoption thereof to a vote of the members of
Euch political a?soclai ion or party, and a certl'lcate
ot tne vote of such executive committee, or of the
result of the tote of tho members of such party,
shall be duly certltled and recorded la the proper
oillce of the Hecorderof Deeds of said ci j or county,
who shall thereupon give notica by publication tlmt
such political association or party has adopted said
act, and thenceforth this act and" all the provisions
thereof shall have fail power and eil'ect in and unon
such political association or party in said cltyor
county; but no expense sha'l be Incurred to the
county or btate In the conduct of elections under the
provisions of this a:t.
THE ILLINOIS UORROK.
The Mnrd oi of ftlm. Peters Vlfty Alcn.
limiting lor tho flnrclcrtr.
The Missouri Democrat of the 25th Inst.
Ouite full particulars were published yester
day in regard to the horrible murder oi Mrs.
Christian Peters, near Centrex ille Station, in St.
Clair countv'. 111., on (Saturday evening. We
have ascertained a few additional facts. Any
thing bearing upon the fearful crime will be read
with painful interest. .
THE HUSHAND 8 DISCOVERT.
When Peters returned to his home on Satur
day evening, about six o'clock, he entered the
house hurriedly by the front door. It was sufli
ciertly light for him at once to Bee and compre
hend the horrible situation, lie was transfixed,
for a few moments, with horror. Mrs. Peters
was vet breathing or gasping, and tae warm
blood spirted from the three cuts in the left side
of her neck. She breathed her last In about
half a minute after her husband's arrival.
BLOOD T HANDS.
The poor woman must have etrnggiecl despe
rately bo long as reason remained. Floor and
furniture were bespattered with the red life
current. After the murderer accomplished his
work, he deliberately washed his bloody hands
in a bucket of water which was setting in the
room, giving the water a deep red tinge.
MOVEMENTS FOR THE MURDERER'S ARREST.
No organized effort was made on Saturday
night to catch the murderer, but at 3 o'clock on
Sunday morning ueputy beriu ueorge voncier
schmitt commenced active exertions, sending
men to all the ferries leading to this side of the
river. Over fifty men were on the huut yester
day and the day previous, and the whole com
munity betrayed Intense anxiety to catch the
brute, ehouid this desired end ue attained, 11 is
more than probable that
will take swift vengeance in his own hand. If
any human being ever merited punishment at
the stake, the perpetrator of this great crime is
the man. is one can deprecate more than we
the infliction of summary punishment, aud in
this case we would mildly suggest that the law
ehouid take Its course, in case the miscreant is
captured. If the citizens are determined, how
ever, in the event of a capture, to take the law
Into their own hands, we would further suggest
to them fo be sure that they havt the right man.
In addition to the 1200 reward offered by the
(heritf of St. Clair county, the county court will
prolably add 300, and the family and imme
diate friends of the murdered woman and her
husband may make the total $1000.
A GOOD L1W.
An Act to Prevent Trefcpasslng on Railroad
The following Is a copy of an act passed by
the Pennsylvania Legislature, the object of
which is to put a stop to the too prevalent prac
tice of jumping on cars while in motion, from
which many fatal accidents have occurred. It
Is entitled "An act to prevent trespassing upon
Section 1. Ji it enteted, etc., That any person will
fully entering In or upon any raliread car, whether
the same be passenger, freight, coal or etber car,
ceutrsry to the rules of the corporation owning tbe
same, without paying fare, shall forfeit and pay a
peeslty of not less (nan one dollar ner more than
five dollars, wbich shall be paid to the treasurer of
the school district In which sucb otTense Is com
iflttttd, for the use of said school district; and any
constable or police ollicer having Knowledge of the
violation of this act may forthwith arrest the of
fender; and tae magistrate shall prscee.dtedei.r
mine tbe matter In issue, and it he shall coavlct the
person so charged he shall proceed to pronounce tbe
ferfeltare against the person convicted; and if tbe
person convicted refuse to satisfy such forfeiture
Immediately, Uieotbe magistrate shall commit the
eflenderte jail for a period not exceeding ten days:
lTovidoi, That nothing herein contain. sball be
held to prevent the prosecution and convictloa of
any person who may falsely persoaate another with
a vitw of riding In any passenger car wltkwut pay
ment ef fare.
At a recent revival meeting out West a col
lection for the preacher, a poor man from abroad,
realized tl'U5. Let US ling: "I'm glad 6al ra
A SCAITEKEI) II.VULJI.
r,iv the. Vi tioit Frte Fret, Aft il 22,
A little incident happened at tbe Grand Trunk
Juncliuu 011 Friday eveuing which g.ivo a hun
dred pnsFcngcrs aty iiuantity of fuu and merri
ment, nnd resulted in the reclamation of three
women whttliave for several years past been
livit g iu Salt Lake City in 1I10 capacity of wives
to a Mormon elder named Colemnu. It recurs
that Colenian left tait Lake City soiua day? ago
for a trip to the Hast, having some clicu
matters to tee toon Long Iand. Wlitt is a lit'Je
unusual for Mormous to do, the cider decided
to have Lis three wives occompany him, it
beii'g Lis Intention, oe is learned from one ot tho
wives, to use them to assist in securing tho cou
version of other women. Tho party cime along
to Chicago, and there stopped for a day or two,
taking a look around the city, and the elder
making some purchases to send to fricn ls at
Salt Lake. They left Chicago on Friday, It
being the intention to change off at th3 Grand
Trunk Junction, and take that route through,
the elder claiming that ho had friends at Port
Huron. The four occupied seats as neartogether
as poi-dble, and, to avoid remark or ridicule,
each one was furnished with a ticket, thus seem
ing to be going along like ordinary travellers.
At Chicago only one of the wives was registered
as ''Mrs. Coleman," the other two giving other
names, and occupyinga separate room, Coiemin
ttating to the clerk that they were his nieces.
In coming over tho Central road, the four oc
cupying two seats close together, Coleman went
forward to take a smoke, positive that there was
no such thing as losing his four hundred pounds
of matrimony on a train running thirty miles an
hour. He had informed them, previous to de
parting from Salt Lake, that polygamy was now
a recognized institution in the laud, and that
Congress had sanctioned it. While they did not
believe, they could not dispute, as noue of them
were ever allowed to read auy other than Mor
mon publications. They determined to boldly
refuse to proceed with him further than the
junction, aud to trust to tho chivalry of the
passengers and the law of the State to prevent
maltreatment or being forced on. When
tho train arrived there the elder found
that he must wait a couple of hours
before connecting with the Grand Trunk.
The quartette sat down in the hotel parlor,
and the elder then proceeded to lay down a
programme for the balance of the journey, tell
ing his wives that the least show of insubordi
nation would result in their arrest. They did
not reveal their plan nntil the four were on
tho platform, and the train within a few minutes
of ttarticg. The oldest wife then plainly told
him tneir intention in a quiet, even voice, and
added that if he wanted to create a "scene"
they were ready for it. Coleman was at first
thunderstruck, and then gave way to a burst
of rage. While thus excited, one of the women
disappeared, and the other two walked into
the ladies' pitting-room,, filled with passengers,
and sat down, lie followed thorn io, threaten
ing them with arrest, and then with instant
death, if they did not immediately get aboard
tho train with mm. Having taken the first
step, the women were- plucky enough not to
back down, and defied him to do his worst.
tjoieman saw mat ho was nmniess, aud was
fairly white with rage. He tried to reason.
offered money and promises, but the women
were firm, and warned him that if ho did not
quit their presence they would expose him to
tho passengers, and secure his arrest. What
could he do? Any white man would have mashed
his head in a minute, especially if aKked to by a
female in distress, and uoicman saw that to use
force would end in his arrest. Having said
"they wouldn't, he felt quite sure that his wives
would not go on, even though the trunks in the
baggage -car contaiued all their finery except
xdie was dciiik woru.
The game was up, and as tne conductor yeiioa
"A-1-1 'board," Coleman sneaked out and got
ajioard the train, not caring to lose the baggage
and wives both. As for the women, they looked
over their pin money, found that they had about
twenty dollars between them, and determined to
come to this city. The missing one was found
In the woodhouse, where she had taken refuge,
and the three walked to the street cars on
Michigan avenue, and then rode in. One of
them passed over to Windsor after dinner, and
the other two were at an Intelligence oflice on
Woodward avenue during the afternoon to se
cure places as house servants, calculating to
remain in the city until some better arrange
ments can be mode.
A 3IQST1I IN A BOAT AT SE1.
Fearful Sufferings of a Shipwrecked Crew
.Many Daya "Without "Water.
From the Fiji Times, Jan. 7.
We have to record one of the most miraculous
escapes from death at Bea In many forms that have
ever been made public. Tbe bark Dashing Wave, a
successful Cbina tea-clipper, Is down as missing iu
the Sydney Morning Herald. Oeptaln Vaadervord
a as the master of tbe vessel, and from him
we learn the following particulars: lie left
Foochow on July iitt, boand for
Sydney ; and on the night of August 81, the weather
being thick and squails coming down at Intervals,
Captiin Vandervoid took in the malntop-gallantsail
at 10 P. M., and went below to He on the sofa in the
cabin; at lux he went on deck again, aud wai just
In time to see a small island right ahead ; he shouted
to the man at tbe wheel to put the helm down, aud
tbe vessel had nearly come round when her keel
tn-ched on the reef which surrounds the ls'.and.
Uali an hour after taking the bottom the copper
cemeover the weather-sides in sheets, aud tbe fore
mast snuk eighteen Inches; the mainmast was cut
away, but tbe ship begaa to break up fast. The
island proved to be Wake Island, small and unin
habited, surrounded by a reef, rendering It impossi
ble to laud If there is auy wind blowing at all.
Captain Vandervoid says it is ten miles out of
the position given In the chart, 10 deg. 38
mln. north, loT deg. east. The crew took to
the :oag-boat, and captain Vandervord secured a
chart aud nautical Instruments, but strange to
say 110 compass was saved; a case or colonial wine,
a bag aud a half of bread, and two buckets were put
In tbe boat, but no water, and for thirty-one days the
thirteen men wre lu the open boat without see-
utr land, or a snip, or receiving any assistance
whatever. They left the wreck at 10 the morn
lug after, and witli sail made of blankets sewn
together and fixed te an oar, began their
weary journey in search of some inhabited
Island. Their suiTerlrjgs may be Imagined. For
the I1r.1t five davs the hrd not a drop of water, and
the Ctnttlu served out one bottle of Cawarra daily
between the thirteen.; That saved their lives. After
that time they had rain aud caught water, bnt ex
cept at the time it was actually ralutDg, a half-pint
of water each only a day was served out and a hand
ful of bread. To the credit of the men and their
commauder there was no Insubordination, no at
tempt to obtain more than their shara of tbe scanty
provisions and precious water; silently but re-
sisneitbey passed nay aiteraay, me sun pouring
down on ttielr unsheltered bwads. Every day Captain
Yanderord got the boat's position by means of his
Instruments, but when the weather was dull they
weiit la all directions, for want of a compass, espe
cial. y on cloudy nignts. 11 was tne master s intea
tlon to make for the Klngstnill group, but the cur
rent was against them, and then a course was steered
for Ascension Island, and had any of the party been
able to row they might have reached it, but, weak
as 1 bey were, all tbey. loouid ao was to keen their
b- at before the wind itu tha blanket sail. After
thirty days of suHerlng, their moitbs parched,
tun trues swollen, wet with grateful showers.
scorched by a tropical sun, they sighted stroan s
(Uulac) Island, the easternmost of tbe Caroline
group, a ere inn cumuv. saw it cuuou oumuu
inking produce from one part or tbe island to an
ether, and bad they been aide to get some provi
sions, Captain Vand -rvord would have sept on, and
tried to make one of the islands of the Marshall or
Gilbert grout s adjacent.
The boat refused to trafle with then, and
went lbblde and were received by the
Kin with the utmost hospitality : he took tbe can
talu and mate to live with blai, and assigned guar
ten to tba men In the town. After seme days Csd-
talu Vandervord and part of the crew took the boat
ana tried to reach Kiaesmill. and were mud out bv
the King with sails, mast, and provisions ef every
kiad. but met with a gale and had to return to
fetrong'a island. Altogetser tblriy-eigbt days were
spent ou tbe Inland, wUaa tbe Orili put la short of
provisions, ana taey came on la mat vessel and
arrived on Thursday at midnight. Captain Vander
vord desires to acknowledge the kindness of (Jap
tain DeaUvhW biwaeif ftttl fcja UftlvruuiAta crew,
TO-DAY'S CABLE HEWS.
THE ROUGE HEVOLT.
The Truce of Tuesday.
ho Exodus from 2?aris.
Humble Condition of .euilly.
Streets Filled villi Dead mid Djing.
Attempt to Fire an Ecarllih Convent.
Llovemcnts of the Prussians.
Ktc, Etc., Etc., Etc., Etc., Etc.
BY ASSOCIATED PKKSS.
Exclusively to The Evening Telegraph.
An Armistice ou Tuesday,
Paris, April 25 Noon Tho armistice Is in
force to-day, and there has been no firing. A
committee of five members of the Commune
have been appointed to preside over the entry
of the sufferers from Nenllly, and to take steps
for the accommodation of the homeless and des
titute. All the vacant apartments in Paris have
been put under requisition, and inventories
taken of the furniture and eeals placed on all
portable objects. At an early hour to-day Portes
Iiivau and Ternes presented
Carriages, ambulances, and all kinds of vehi
cles were crowded with men, women, and chil
dren, rich and poor, all clamorous to leave tho
horrible city. Only persons possessing convey
ances were allowed to leave. Some , took up
decent women who wished to go in search of
relatives at Neuilly. There was great distress
outside of the gates at tho sight of tb.3
Many were drunk, and thousands of the poor
were collecting remnants of their furniture.
The ambulance corps were seeking the wounded.
The houses had been torn open by shells, tail
ing and lamp-posts ripped up, trees cut off, and
horses killed at the barricades, where, in Epite
of tho armistice, the Nationals were working.
At a point near the junction of Avenue Roniel
and Rue Orleans, it was evident that nothing
with life could have existed under such a
Storm of Iron Hall,
and many were the Impromptu places of shelter
resorted to. There was a 6trange mixture of
ruins and magnificent furniture. The asylum
tor the nged and bed-ridden was fall of wounded,
and everybody was engaged in hurriedly placing
tbe sick and dying in vehicles and their goods in
vans before the slaughter should recommence.
In the Elysecs crowds of persons were view
Scenes of Destruction
or moving furniture. The Ottoman Embassy
was being dismantled. Many distinguished
persons were present. By 5 o'clock fifty thou
sand people had gathered at 'the ramparts wait
ieg to see the first shot fired.
The Church of St. Croix Is In Ruins.
In it was found a young mau much emaciated,
who had lived in the cellar three weeks. Last
week the Nationals came to the place and de
manded the plate and money, and the following
day the priests removed to the English convent
next door. On Friday last the Communists re
turned, visited the English convent, and de
manded the priests. The concierge attempted
to save them, but those who could be found
were seized and bound, and taken to the Mazas
Prison. The Nationals attempted to set the
convent on fire. To-day
The Batteries at Porte Maillot
are repairing by 300 persons. Every persoa
going ont is forced to carry a sack of earth to
the work, and any one refusing is arrested.
Three members of the Commune, accompanied
by a brilliant escort,
Attcni)tt(l to Approach Versailles,
but were driven back by the Versailles troops,
who were stern and uncompromUlng in appear
ance. At 4 30 the people were hurrying home.
and at 4-50 there was ageneral stampede towards
the portes, and at 5 o clock the Versaillhts had
withdrawn behind the barricades, where they
had been fraternizing with the Communist.
There was no firing from the Nely side till C
Versailles, April 25 The bombardment of
Fort dTesy continued all day,and a breach is die
permit the Vereailllsts to erect batteries between
the forts, but if the lnsuigents approach they
will fire. Aa attack upon Fort d issy is ar
ranged. Important Movements.
London, April 27 A Daily Keics special
from Versailles says six thousand troops from
the Versailles army have executed some lrapor
tant movements north of Paris. The situation
of the insnrgents south of Paris Is said to be
good. M. Thiers announces in a circular that
Active Operations Recommenced
yesterday. Forts Vanvres and d'leey were Ired
upon, and it is presumed the latter will soen be
silenced. The insurgent battery on the Troea
dero has been moved. There was some fighting
at Asnleres yesterday. Tke Versailles forces
made an attempt to cross the bridge over the
Seine to Cllchy, but were unsuccessful.
A i pecial despatch to the Telegraph says the
Prussians have ordered the arrest of the cure of
the Church of St. Denis. The causers unknown.
Cannon In Fert dIsy
have been dismounted. Fort Moatrenge is an
ntter wreck. The Pmulin General Barnackew
I and staff have arrived at Dieppe, where General
I vonGoeben, commander of the German forces In
1 tbi aortb ol France, is expected.
Paris, April 27. The southern forts are bally
damaged. Too Vcrsalllist projectiles fall inside
the rtiinpnriB of the city. A great many people
have been ki'led and wounded. Toe Mot d'Ordre
says the Communists will
Blow up the Forts
if it shou'd become necessary. The Commune
claim to have silenced the Versailles battery at
Meudon, captured a barrlcada at Neuilly, and
dismounted five guus at Co'irbcvo'e.
The t'ommnunl Council
now holds sittings with closed doors, and none
but members and attaches are admitted.
Parllan Plirht-sccru Vloltlusr the Untllo-
Krouiicls The lomljatituts ou 1-lit mil y
London. April 2. The armlstleo occasioned a
holiday to tinlf of l'arls, ami numerous slglit-seers
isnoa jNcuuiy. many or tne ir.im'iitants, all tvi
r.or to remove, choose to remain In the dispute!
erntory. 1 no destruction is complete.
Tbe Commune decrees thit all merchandise, ex-
rpt Hour, arms, and muultions of war. shall be tier-
mi1 ted to he exported from Paris.
M tic 1'iiriHiiins are very energetic, ana expect an
tuck to-i)lhU Every precaution has becu taken:
n ines have b-en laid In front of the barricades, and
criy cannon are Kept in reserve.
Yesterday Dorabrowskl's headquarters were struck
by sixteen shrill. Several soldiers of the line de-
rrted dnrina the armistice. In many places a nar
row line pparates the l'arlslan from the regulars,
rotii or vs hom appear to oe good friends. Many of
tbe .)iells from the tiovernment side, which failed to
xpio'ie, 1 ave been used aain ry tno rarisians.
Mi ict orders were given at the barricades, in my
hrai'DK, not to bejrin the llrinir before 6 o'clock, but
to rt ply vigorously if attacked.
I'orte Maillot is still passable; the troops there
have received Btrong reinforcements. The l'arlalans
are ready to march to Neuilly to-night. Assy has
again been arrested.
This Morning's Quotations.
LiVHBrooL, April 27 10-30 A. M Cotton opened
firmer: uplands, 7 s d. ; Orleans, 7,'k(7!tfd. The
sales to-day are estimated at 2000 bales.
London, April 2712 M. Consols 9:tf for both
money and account. American securities quiet.
V. S. 6 20 bonds Of 18C2, DO!; Of 1886,. Old, 90 J Of
1S67, 92?,' ; ten-forties, 89 (.
f rankfort, Apru 20 Evening. r. 8. b-zo bonai
clcscd. at fw vsyj for the issue of 1362.
This Afternoon's (Quotations.
London, April 871-30 P. M. Consols 93v for
both money and account. American securities
quiet and steady. 6-0s of 1?02, ti(P, ; oflb5, old,
LivKitrooL, April 271 30 P. M. Cotton (anofll
clal) firmer. Sales to-day estimated at 14,000 bales.
Tallow, 4'lB. 3d.
TiT ASSOCIATED PRESS. J
Exclutivily to The Evening Telegraph.
Government Weather Ilcport.
War Dkpaktmknt, Office of thb Chikf Signal
Offickr, WAsniNOTON, April 27 1030 A. M. Sy
nopsis for tne past twemy-iour nours: r ne low ba
rometer, wltn threatening weather, which was cen
tral on Wednesday morning In Nebraska, has ex
tended eastward to' the Alleghenlcs and Lake Onta
rio. Heavy rains have continued to ran in Tennes
see, and t nonce nortnwara to Laces itne aid
Ontario. Lirht rains are reported from Virginia to
New York. The barometer has risen somewhat ou
the Gulf and South Atlantic, and still more on the
Middle and East Atlantic, with decided Increase of
temperature In tbe latter States. Brisk southeast
and southwest wines are now reported from Lake
Ontario to l ake Mlcnigan. It is probable thit, a
northeast pale has prevailed on Lake Huperlor, al
though no reports have been received from that re
gion. o reports are received irom tae racmc
Probabilities It is probable that the barometer
will fall rapidly In the Eastern States and on Lake
Ontario. Ilrisk winds, followed by clearlng-up
weather and high westerly winds, are probable for
Thursday night on Lakes Michigan and superior.
Olearing-up weather In the lower Mississippi Valley
and the Gulf.
FROM NEW JERSEY.
by associated tress.J
Exchmively to The Evening leUoraph.
A Hallway Trnln Kiius Into Itanium's
Ore u -Three Men Kitted.
Elizabeth. N. J.. April 27 The 7 A.M.
train from Plalnfield, N. J., for New York,
struck one of isarnum s circus wazoni this
morning near Cranford, killing three men out-
ngni aua uangerouinv injuring iwo oiners,
while a 6ixta was slightly injured. All belonged
to the circus. A waon loaded with provisions,
dishes,' etc., was totally demolished. Two
mules were carried over two hundred feet and
left dead in a heap. The driver's body was fouud
seventy-live yards from the crossing. t
HAttnisnrna, April 27. Senate met at 10 A. M.
'1 b tipeaker iirutentcd protest of Puilsilelphia Coun
cils apa nt to iu auiDorizinK cue aaie ot me uaarntto.
Joint resolution nxing a apecial aeation in August for
tbe cooaidcration of the reix.rl ot the oo il oomniisninnera;
(Senate aupplouient to the several acta relative to the
Ftate Trenfcuiy and the ( 'omniibaiotioru of the 8inkintf
r'uad : House bill autbori.inR the State Printer to sell
Batea' "Military UUlory benate bill to provide for the
sale or exchange of tbe State securities for the pameot of
tbe public debt, and House bill providing 'or the comple
tion ol tbe Marine Hospital at Erie were all reported
benate Gill to exempt arunpowder stored by Philadel
phia cut from payment ot' storage fees was reported aa
committed, as also was one giving Kli.dbjth Toop, of
riarriEburg, six nunarttci ana any aouars tor payment ol
dainasen by property destroy el by troops in lt3.
Hill extending the actllof Maroh 17. IStW. tor therjav
meat of damages to certain agricultural societies to she
llarrifcburg Park Association was reported amea-lsd so as
to include tne is ems county Agricultural bociety and
Michael Haakof Keadiof.
Mr. Brooke introduced a bill to incorporate the Knap
Fort Pitt roundry of Oh ester.
Mr. Turner, one to incorporate the Wyoming Meuntain
Water Cure and Hospital.
Mr. Council one incorporating tlie American Exchange
Buck in Philadelphia ; also, one incorporating the Man a
vunk Itauk : also, one iuoroorating tne Ctiesnat Hill
havings and Loan Bunking Cnmpuny ; alao, one relative to
tbe duties op m sale 1 foreign uiorjaandis made by
auction-nr. i'bis bill i rovides that tbe tax or duty upon
such halt's absll be no greater than upon larger sales of
gotdsot Aui' riean srowth or manuf ictuie.
Mr. Nagleonn authorizing the Sailors' Hoarding House
to select irtni their regular members in good stauding
one person to act aa -hipping master for the association,
Hut ium t.t ha nraitcrtlie J in tbe bv-laws.
Mi. ttuckalew urn re'ating to the distribution of moneys
raised by bhei ill's sales.
A resolution was adopted that wbei the Senate adjourn
to-nionow it does bote meet on aionaiy at 1st i . ju.
Mr. Wisbart introduced a bill repealing the charter o
i UVlmttm (7nllttl.
On motion of Mr. Miller, a bill vacating a certain lane
through Jolin Adam' propsny, rouuieipma, was suwa,
Bill lepealing act of 1H for tbe protestion ef cob tin
..n) int.rtrMMt n.iuiad fin.llr.
k.n.i. sumilauient to an act to consolidate, revise, aad
amend the laws of the Commonwealth relating to penal
proceed i sgs ana pieanings, approveu asaron aiai. i"ou.
Ti.i. loll i.r..vidns that it sball ut be necessary, in indict
meat for involuntary manslaughter, to aet forth tbe organ
or instrument iy wnicn ueceaaou cauio to uis ueuiu,
benate joint resolution directing the Attorney-General
to eause to be issued a writ of scire facias axainst th
tne Kailway Cempany to compel ikero. to build a bridge
over tbe river Delaware, in Pike county.
hill nh.n.inii His turma of the Biiereme Court
forthe Western and Northern districts of Pennsylvania
to the tbirsi Monday in September, in the former to last
for ten weeks, and to the first Monday in September in
tbe latttr, passed B rally.
House joint resolution instmc'ing 'our Congressmen
Sgsinot tba present income tax law easaed finally
vizi,,. i..in ra..iiut.imi rennesting the none-Table Benate
nd Mouse of Beprest ntatives o' the tinned States to take
auch aet ion aa will sp 'ily ptt l use the plan sugge-ted
by Oliver Hvsna Wood, for securing the safe delivery of
letters f rein foreign countries was postponed.
batiste supplement te tne act of April 4. 18j, relative
to the formation and regulation of railroad companies,
allowing any three persons, who must become stock
holders. to form a tailwsjr company for operating not mere
than nve tunes, passea unany.
FINANCE AND COMMERCE.
KvXKrsa Tlsjo)baph Orno,
TkuradaJ. Aunl J7. 1S71. I
tVipra la laaa demand both far call and
discount loans than yesterday, but there Is still
quite an active .aemana tor mussr uvui sua
i,.t.ri tn further tha ineenlati fa move
ment io'lDjc rn at the Stock Beard. The sapply
availaVit la ouite imnls for all uur-
poses, and the general tendency ot the market
is to expand. Call loans are easy at 6 te 0 per
cent., according to the collaterals offered, and
i good commercial paper of two to tlx mouth
range from 0 to 7 per cent. The most noticea
ble feature to-day is the fact that the S-'JO.j. for
the firt time since their issue, have retched par
in gold. This is an event in our history worthy
of record. When the Treasury purchased its
2, COO, COO yesterday at 110-79 gold was selllnjr
at 110 75, so that the bonds were bought at a
email fraction above par
Gold is nulct but Heady at 110(5 110, clos
ing at the latter.
Governments are quiet bnt a fraction higher.
Blocks were active and steady, in tho absence
of excitement. Sales of State Ci, first scries, at
10'; City G, new, at lOaj and Lehigh gold
loan atfll),C-7 $il.
lleiulinp ltailroad wag quiet, with small sales
et f5 3-1G; 1'cnnsylvanla sold at Ofl'rOO';
Camden and Amboy at 120; North Pennsylvania
at 47; Northern Central at 4."; Catawiesa pre
ferred at 4Si-, s. o., np to 48'. b. o.; and Oil
Creek and Allegheny at 03J .1(n 52;, an advanco
The balance of the list was firm but inactive.
Sales of Commercial Hank at Cl; Central
Transportation at 4GJ; and Hcstonville Kailroad
In Canal shares there was a steady demand for
Lehigh, with sales at 355(o.354', the latter b. o.
t PHILADELPHIA STOCK EXCHANGE SALES.
Reported by De Haven & Uro., No. 408. Third street;
iwui;iry es, ruew.io'Jtf
tlOOOPhll fi 6s... 92 H
liooo Pa es 1 io....1i'4y
sooshLeh NavSt.. 3B
209 do 030. 8.V
of II ao 03. BSV
loo shN Pa K 47
loo sh Read K.bn.59 3-18
100 do...b3').65 8-16
leOsttOCi AK... 52
400 do 6!i
S00 do bCO. B2;i
8? sh N Cent 42
100 sh Hestonv'o.btlO 2l
leo sh Cata Prf.hco.
100 do sGO. 4$X
60 sh Penna R. . . . . OCX
1 1 ooo rnlla & E7s.. a,
t&00 Hunt A 11 Top
1st mt bds 97kT
t mooo pa K l mt 6s. lot
fioooLeh cold L. .. 91V
f.VMO Pa & N Y C7s 06 Hi
19 Bh Coral Bk.... 61
119 sa Cam & Am. .120
10 ah I'enna li.... 6
7 do 66',
t600City 6s, Mew.iozvi
ii9 sh Leh N 35, s I
Messrs. Dn Havkn sl Bfothh. No. 40 8. Third
Street, Philadelphia, report the following Quotations :
U. 8. 88 Ot 1SS1, 116,'116' ; do. 1863, 113:41137,' ;
do. 18M, 113 V41137i J do. 1S6S, 113.4414113'ii ; do. 1866,
new,U2)i'en2V; do. 1S67, do. lisgna ; do. 1868,
oi lixii;; iu-sua, luv'.oiuiH,. u. a. so x ear
per cent, Currency, lievlisx; QoM, HO (
noji; Sliver, I06;(ci03: Union Pacific Railroad
1st Moru Bonds, ssv(89V: Central Paclflo Rail
road. 99ioe ; Union Paolno Land Grant Bonds.
Mssh a. Wn,Liiii Fain tbs A CO.. No. 86 8. Third
street, report the following quotations: U. 8. 6s of
1881. lie.ystUGJ.Ji ; S-20S Of 1862, 113 V(a)113 do. 1864,'
iia;4iia-0 , ao. iboo, tin 4(9113 ; 00., JUiy, 1H60,
119S112: do.. July. 1867. Il2(;i2'r: rlo. Jniv.
1868, 112V112J,; 10-408, 109'44109.H'. U. 8. PaclllO
R. H. Currency 6a, U5Vi41l6w. Gold. UOfifSlloi:.
Nabb it iiADKiB. Brokers, report tsan morning
(:uiu quuiaiiitus oa iuiiuwb i
12 03 P. M...
Philadelphia Trade Report.
Thursday, April 27. Seeds Cloverseed Is inac
tive, and sells in a small way at 10c. per lb. for prime
down to 8c. for Inferior quality. Timothy Is nominal
at $50 and Flaxseed at 2-052-l0.
The Floor market continues dull with a tendency
for a lower range or figures. The inquiry Is entirely
from the home consumers, whose purchases foot np
900 barrels, Including superfine at f.VSO; extras at
$5-i5i46; Wisconsin extra family at $7; Minnesota
ao. ao. at !i-207-tu; Pennsylvania ao. ao. at loco
(37; Indlami and Ohio do do. at S7 '2i($7-75; and fancy
uranas at fD-bu, as in quality. Also, nm Darreia
toaKer uity 'uius on private terms, itye t lour may
be quoted at 5-605-75.
The Wheat market is devoid or spirit, and prices
are depressed. Hales or 1400 bushels good Indiana
red at tl G0i 1 -V" : 1400 bushels tood Ohio tin. at tl-fio.
Kjc msy tie qonted at fl-1041-ia for Pennsylvania
suu niuf ouuuinu. i;orn comes in rreeiy, and Is
in better demand : sales or 8500 bushula vellow at
74a 75c and 2000 bushels Western mixed at 7172e.
Oats are less sctlve but steady; 6000 bushels Penn
sylvsniaand Soutkern sold part at 63i363c. and
I'oi i. tiu jji i van; ir i me.
In Batley and Malt no sales were reported.
Whisky Is tlrni at 92;c. for Western iron-bound.
LATEST SIIirriXQ INTELLIGENCE.
PORT OF PHILADELPHIA APRIL 87
BTATK OF TnKRMOMKTBR AT TUB EVENING! TKLBORAPH
8 A. M. CS 1 11 A. M......63 1 3 P. M.......B3
BrN Risks B o Moon Sets l- 6
Sun Sits O BO UianWATEK m
London, April 87. me Btearnshlp Prussian, from
Portland, touched at Moville yesterday.
NewYobk, Apru 27. Arrived, steamship Eng
land, from Liverpool.
Norfolk, Va,, April 27. The vessel reported
ashore oh Middle Ground is the schr W. B. Thomas,
of Philadelphia, from New Haven for Alexandria.
She has no cargo, and does not require assistance.
FORTKK88 M on rob, Va., April 87. Tne pllet-boat
Maryland reports passed la for Baltimore, bark:
Vamoyden and brig Hed Wing, from Rio; briga
Evening Star, from Arroye; Water Witch, tm Maja
gnez ; Mary Given ; and Mystic.
Sailed, brig Jabaoto, for New Yorfc.
CLEARED THIS MORNING.
Steamer Novelty, Shaw, New York:, W. M. Baird
Steamer C. Comstock, Drake, New York:, do.
Kteamer Ann Kliza, Richards, New York, W. P. Clyde
Tug Thomas Jefferson, Allen, Baltimore, with tow
of barges, W. P. Clyde fc Co.
Tng Chesapeake, Merriliew, Baltimore, with a tow
of barges, W. P. Clyde 4 Co.
ARRIVED THIS MORNING.
Steamship Norfolk, Piatt, from Klchmond via Nor.
rolk, with nidBe. and pasxeLgers to W. P. Clyde & Co.
Kteamer Mayflower. Kultz, 24 hours from New
Yerk, with radHe. to W. P. Clyde A Co.
Steamer Kegulator, Freeman, 24 hours from New
York, with wHse. to John K. Olil.
bteamer J. 8. Bhriver, Webb, is hours from Balti
more, with mdse. and passengers to A. Groves, Jr.
Sehr Tycoon, Cooper, 1 day from Smyrna, DeL,
With grain to John L. Redner.
Schr Onkakl, Townseud, 1 day from Guoptank,
River, with railroad ties to John L. Redner.
Sehr Emma Virginia, Simmons, 6 days from Sills
bury, Md., with lumber to Celllns k. Co.
Schr John Mace, Smith, 6 days from Newtown,
Md., with lumber to Culllns 4 Co.
Schr Farmer's Friend, Wright, 6 days rm Laurel,
Del., wits lumber to Collins fc Oo.
Sehr Morning Light, Howen, from Norfolk, with
lumber to T. P. Oaivlu A Co.
Schr J. B. Marshall, Leavey, from Charleston, S.
C with lumber.
Schr Reading RR. No. S5, McDevitt, from Bridge
Schr Express, Rotam, from Rappahannock Elver.
Sehr Saeo, Wilson, from Petomao River.
Schr Elizabeth Magee, Barrett, from New York.
Teg Joe JuSnson, Ingrabsm, treat Baltimore, wltn
a tew of barges to W. I. Clyde k Co.
Tug G. B. Hutchings, Harinan, from Baltimore,
with a tow of barges te W. P. Clyde Co.
Steamer Yazoo, Catharine, hence for New Orleans,
sailed from Havana 11 A. M., iiOth lnsu
Steamer Juniata, Hoxle, frem New Orleans for
PhflaeeiehU, arrived at Bavaaa at dayllght.soth Inst.
Correspondence rf The Evening Telegraph.
EAbTON sv McMAUON'S BULLETIN.
Nbw Yokx Okkics, April 26.-7 barges leave la
tow towiight, for Baltimore, light.
BALTiatOKi Branch Ofkick, April 86.-. The fol
lowing barges leave In tow tonight, eastward:
Eiuhs, Jehn Hawkins, rersia, Henry Wright, F.
Wellington, I.lllle Norm, Union Traveller, N. B. Lit
tiefteid, and W. D. Patterson, all with coal, for New
Frank Batchelder and Charles French, for Phila
delphia. raUiADiLrari Branch Opficb, April 27. The
i Dtroid baretueter Indicates light easterly weather ;
Uerxne TtUarum from. Savannah. Steamship
Teoawanda arrive eut all right, it M., Mth. L.S. J.
Special Despatch to Tha Evening Telegraph.
llAVRi-bx-GRACB, April 87, The following boaU
leave In tow to-day :
Yeuug Charles, with lumber, for New York.
Lycoming, wits lumber, fer Delaware City.
' l)elaar ana Kudooii, wK coal W order. J. U,