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THE UcULT EVv.NlX'i TELEGRAPH PHIL.A .DELP11 1 A, THURSDAY, APRIL 27, 183.
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WOOD 3;X PAY EM LN1S.
Au I",iiicst Protest from our I, end In;;
C'ltlzrua Scire t Council Petitioned to
Prevent the I oHtiiminal lou of n .lob.
This afternoon the ordinance which recently
yaseed Common Council creating ft loan for
500,000 lor laying an improved pavement on
JSrond street will come op lu Select Council,
pursuant to order. An efiort will be mado to
secure the adoption of ouch an amendment as
will prevent tlie expenditure of auy portiou of
the money realized from this loan for wooden
pavements, and the folio winjj petition, signed
by aliout one thousand of the most prominent
and substantial citizens of Philadelphia, will ba
presented to Select Council:
To the Honorable Select, and Common Councils of
the City of Philadelphia:
Your pclitiiior!i, t.x-)vr ami citizen of Phila
delphia, are informed thut the ordinance recently
parsed through one branch of the Councils creating
a thirty-year lean for half a million dollars, is in
tended for wooden street-paving, respectfully de
Fire to protest ngninst said ordinance becoming a
law for that purpose.
Is it wise or right to create a loan infl ctlng upon
the tax-payers Hie payment, of ;i't.ni), pr annum,
or f 90H.009 interest ab.no lor thirty years, wtit.ih,
Added lo the principal i:iiV.es the sura one million
four hundred thousand ilollars.to be expended for a
few squares of wooden street pavement, which ex
perience has abundantly shown will rot and become
a slckeuing nuisance lu our streets before one-third
of the tlma has expired for tne loan ta mature?
Buch legislation Is extremely dangerous, and will
inevitsbiy lead to bankruptcy or Kouiethbj worse.
"Woed, being a vegetable substauce, is entirely unut
or permanent ftrtet-pavlncr.
In European cities it has been fu'.ly trie I 'anil
tested with all tha varieus shapes and appiianc.es,
rsnnltlDg in complete latlures, the authorities pro
hibiting the further use of wood for the purpese.
Several of oar Weitern cities (not having hard
stone suitable for paving) have been induced to
expend large sums on wooden pavement. These
In many places have worn out and decayed,
greatly increasing the public inlobtedness for
In New York the Mayor of the city ha9 oniolal'y,
earnestly protested against the laying of wooden
pavements, denouncing it as an outrage upon the
tax-psrers and citizens generally.
In boston similar action has been taken by the
In our own city, on North Broad street, the costly
experiment of wooden pavement has been demon
strated. Already the repairs needed require a large
Bum to be expended, and the expense continues
and increases as the wood becomes more and more
defective from natural decay. Improved stone pav
ing, lasting half a century or more, can alwavs bo
relatd at slight expense, while wood i worthless
when taken up, and miiBt be renewed with fresh
material at an expense equalling the first cost.
It wouH be well for the credit of Philadelphia, fis
chosen for the Centennial exhibition, that the peo
ple of the United States and from abroad visiting the
city should be received on a solid foundation, anil
not be allowed to see ttie fi.lly of adopting rotten
weoden pavements on Broad street or any other
Btreet In the city.
Your petitloaers are fully sensible of the shocking
condition of our cobble-stone streets, and admit the
necessity for improved durable pavements. In view
of the very large city indebtedness, they believe and
trust your honorable bodies will not further burden
the tax-payers by creating loans or expenditures oa
perishable wooden pavements of any kind.
A. K Borle,
8. J. Meiargee,
J. Bell Koblnson,
John O. James,
A. V. Rand,
J. E. Carpenter,
W. E. Lehman,
J. E. Asbmead,
John H. Chambers,
Charles S. Ogden,
Samuel L. Siuedley,
Edward E. Law,
Edwara Btiippon, M. D.,
U. I). Tatham,
Bloonilleld II. Moore,
John O. BullitV
Joseph J. Doraa,
J. Kinaldo Sauk,
John Tucker, Jr.,
Edward s. Buckley,
Samuel E. Stokes,
K. H. Hare,
John B. Parker,
John A. Movilister,
Kobert Pet tit,
T. 11. Wharton,
And hundreds of others,
A MARITAL MUSS.
Hon a Man Found Out That III
ivas Too Much Married Figured
pets Figuring lu the Scene.
A caee of oppression and wrong aa just coma
to light in Philadelphia which for hish hand
but no, we will not moralize, but proceed with
the story. Nine years ago one Thomas Glasby,
a respectable citizen, married a younj; lady of
handsome appearance, after a short courtship.
Alter the honeymoon be started a store, and
in which be was successful, and he gradually
began to giibcr good sunt of money. One
evening in the year 1S00 be returned home after
his day of labor, and wa net at the door by
Mrs. G., who with deli'ht informed him that she
had during bis absence received some very fine
"Where did you Ret them from, ray dear?"
eaid tbe by no saeans delighted husband.
"From Mr. Walker," eald she.
A thrill of jealousy rankle in tbe heart of
the buebaud, and be was la danger of au explo
sion; but he bottled up his wrath and corked it
"Mr. Walker !" returned be ; "why, who in
the flev-eh-eh-thunder is Mr. Walker i"
"Why, my dear," said the suppliant angel of
a wife, "he is an old friaud ot mine. I have
known him ever so long, and he's a very nice
This answer wa exceedingly pleasant. It
was so calculated to allay the leelings of a
sensitive man to know that his wife waa re
ceiving carpets from another.
Mr. Glasby thought a good deal, bnt all be
said was, "i do not exactly like this sort of
thing, my dear, and 1 think you Lad better re
tura them to him."
"Oh, I can't do that now," returned Mrs. G.;
"they are all cut up and put down on the
That same evening, as his wife was absent on
an "errand," Mr. Glasby was visited by a detec
tive, who told him without further ado that the
carpets were stolen, and he would be couip&lleJ
to take him into custody.
Glasby was accordingly arrested, taken to the
Central Station, and sent to prison for receiving
stolen goods, lie was released through tae ex
ertions of his wife and Walker in the month of
November of that year.
Glasby, in February, 1867, went to California,
where he was shortly after joined by bis wife.
They lived In that State until a few months a?o,
when they returned to Philadelphia. After liv
ing here a few weeks Glasby discovered that his
wife had In tbe year 1SG6, about the time of the
carpet troubles, been married to Walker by
Alderman Hay. Mr. Glasby instantly had a
warrant issued by Alderman Quirk for tun arrest
of both Lis wife and Walker for bigamy, for It
appears that the latter has a wife and family
living now in England. Both defendants were
beld in $1000 bail each for a further bearing
It appears that Mr. Glasby was sent to prison
on a bench-warrant for receiving the stolen
carpets. A few days ago the charge was resur
rected, and Glasby is at the present time la
Latino of a Corneh-stone. Tnis afternoon
tba coruer-ttone of tan Second Moravian
Church, lIarrowgte, will bo laid. The church
building I to be erected on Kensington avenue,
between Harrowgate lane and Venango street,
lot 40 by 125 feet. Tha structure will be 85 by 7J
feet, built cf pressed brick, and will cost whan
completed tCCOO. The pastor of the congrega
tion is Kev. John A. Nice. Bishops Hchaltz,
Jilgler, and Bchweinitz. of the Pennsylvania dio
cese, and Kelnkee, of New York, will officiate.
A Singular Event. Yesterday two ajel
ladles, sisters, who had lived together in Ger
inantown from thair childhood, died within a
few hours of each othsr. Ana Bowman, tba,
eliast, aged fc7 years, died at 1 o'clock in tba
afternoon, and Susan, aged 71 years, diad at 5.
Tha former expired while clasping the, band of
ber sister, who was prostrated by grief, and
mnk rapidly until 5 o'clock, whan she died.
BA6 Ball At Twnty-flfth"and Jsffarson
streets, this afternoon, weather permitting, the
Athletics will play the return game of a series
with the Ixperta. On Saturday, at tha umt
place, the Boston Clab-tb eld lUd Stockings
Tlio hnmlirr :f Commerce of Phllmlel
liln its Assets unci Liabilities The Hc
pnrt on llic Xtw Rnlldlug Klectlon of
This morning et 11 o'clock the annual meeting
of tbe Chamber of Commerce was held in its flue
ball, on t;iuitli Second street. Mr. A. J. Derby
shire presided. General John C Bar kson acted
as Secretary; Alers. A. (i t'ultcil, Jr., and L.
1. Bauuli were appointed the tellers and Frauds
1). Worley the jurt'c of the election for ollicers.
The folio win;; report of the President of the
association, Mr. 1 toward ltiuchuian, was sub
mitted and approved:
The Unties of your board during the pust year,
a;ttiouch not free from enre, wire in pleasant c-n-t
rast, wih the labors of 1!- Imuie lute prortee-'ssor,
uud as our last annual rep.n t mi'imced lu detail
thfi hlFtor.v ol tins in.-ituutinri fniiii its oraniz Vion
InlMOAiiowu In the execution id 1 10 enu'r.u-t for
the leeetislriH Uo:i f I lie l.iil'.di.iiT !:i April, W, vye
HOW itiKehstrfc." n J e:(SrtIlt diilv i'l lilieily niil ilinc'ng
to you that t.nr building is entirely Il:i
ished, fuly Insured ua-tT pirpjtinl pj.l
cies, pd paid for, (in I w tike pl'aiuro in
I'l'srlnp teiitnony to the fnli.lifijl :n i-inr In which
the. coi!trder, ill. B. Ketchiiin. e.cciited hl on
traet r'P'lpr the supervision or t'io atilu architect,
J. II. Wiudrim, L.-ij. The wui k ot rebiitld(iir ws
pt ' secuteil wiih vljtor, and such portions of ttie
Lu.Mii.K us were (..riiu-ily oceupi-.;,! by teniuts
under unexpired lenses were rocciipied'as s on as
finished, and thus rendered pro tu 'five. it'i i.iu.i
ief liabio iniiirovemeuta worn in.i le in all of tua
oir.ces, we bve to regret tlmta p trt only are thus
far rented, ard the eniiject of dcelarins? thetlrst
dlviderd w HI devolve upon our successors In oillc?,
who will doul'tless c've the subject t!u', carelul mid
pnifietit consideratiuu that thu mutual luteresU of
the Institution f.nd Its BtocWInlders miv do
niand. Application liavln been tnadeoy thetrovarn
nu tit ol tlie I'nited Stdtes for u portiou of the cupola
pi our building lor Hie nse an 1 purpora of the
'rnlted states Weather observation oitlce," the
Bubjr ct was promptly and favorably acted upon by
your board in conjunction with the Hoard of Mana
gers of the Commercial Kxchaime, and negotiations
erenow pcndir.fr for its consuainiatlon. VTe here
submit the Tieas urer's report, which exhibits the
present Onunclal condition of llje lnatltution, atd
aipo a ctateini m setting forth the assets and liabili
ties as they w ill appear ou the 1st of July next under
the present Income.
The Treasurer's renort showed the recelpt3
last venr to bo Y7)4(JO, and the expenses
$(.3.1208 03, of which amount B. Ketcham
received 548,7S0 ('S, in full for his work of
rebuilding the edifice, and J. 11. Win.irim, the
architect, :J74-50. To the receipts should ba
added 37 on hand at the date of the last
report, thus leaving 61773-CO in the hands of the
Treasurer at the present time.
TheofiiceBcf the building rent for $(5163 68
This report was also accepted. An election
was then held, with this result: President,
Christiaif J. Hoffman. Treasurer, Samuel L.
Ward. Managers, Howard lhncbraan, Charles
II. Cummings, Seneca E. Malone, John II.
Miehcner, Nathan Brooke, George L. Buzby,
Elijah G. Cattcll, and Robert Gray.
Itoiuaiicc In Ileal r.lfe Something You
Head About, but lloicly See.
Lizzie Wilson is a colored girl of some seven
teen years oj age and three weeks standing as a
feavant in the houpe of Mr. Clark, at No. 3-25(5
hansom street. On Weduesday morning last
the family discovered that they had the night
before been robbed of a quantity of silverware
and jewelry valued at $100. Suspicion fell upon
Lizzie. She was the first one to call the
family's attention to the loss, and during the
recital of the story she made a display of hys
terics, but with all her muscular gymnastics she
was euppeciea neveritieiess, ana this was the
ground for the belief.
A young man has been visiting this seventeen-
year-old colored girl. She said that he is her
brother, ana knowing nothing to the contrary,
we are bound to believe the assertion. He pays
her aisiduous attentions, and being her brother
of course it was looked upon as a display of
affection which the novel-writers can only hope
to lecoiy imitate, inis orotuer called to see
bis dear sister Lizzie on Tuesday uiirht. He
is the usual expression, we believe),and took bis
departure. The next morning the' larceny was
round out. jnow, the explanation given by
Lizzie was to the eliect that robbers had evi
dently broken into the bouse, and
as a confirmation of her theory 6he took the
family to the window-shutter, and on it showed
them marks where somebody had been working
away with a knife. But, fatal disclosure! the
marks were on the inside of the shutter.and not
on tho outside. The idea of leaving tho windows
unbarred, and making some scratches on the
outside, never entered the minds of the parties
who robbed the place. This was one ground for
suspicion, but anotner is yet to be tola, i-ast
wek the family living nest door had occasion
to go out for the afternoon. They left the key
in the house of Mr. Clark, whose
family were also absent at the time. No one
was in but tbe servant girl, Lizzie Wilson. The
amiable brother was on hand that afternoon
al6o, and when the neighbors next door re
turned home in the evening! they found that
between two and three hundred dollars' worth of
silverware was missing. This was the second
ground for suspicion. Yesterday afternoon
Lizzie was arrested on a warrant issued by
Alderman Kandall, and was held in bail for a
further bearing by that magistrate.
A Forliiuate Discovery A 'Vcll-ffuarlcd
UUtrict-The Vlylluace of I lie Police.
This morning, between five and sir o'clock,
the private watchman stationed at Second ami
Market streets conves'ed the information that
Martin's wholesale erocery Etore, on the south
side of Market street, below Second, was on
Cre. Tbe Insurance Patrol were promptly on
the grouud, and it was found that the lire was
in the rear portion of the cellar. There being
no cellar door by which to secure eutrance, the
cellar of the neighboring store was broken
into and found to bo fillsd completely with
smoke. Creeping along with great d'uliculty, and
almost blinded by smoke, the members of the
patrol and also those of steamer No. 8 fortu
nately at last found that the two cellars were
separated in the rear by only a board partition.
This was broken through and Martin's cellar
was entered, in it two barrels of rubbish were
found to be in flames. The water had not been
turned off, and this was a lucky circumstance,
for a few buckets of water were found sufficient
to quench tbe fire.
The alarm in this case was not given by the
policeman whose duty it was. Indeed, it is ditll
cult to see bow this could have been done, as
there was no policemun about. Not a siugle
efheer was to be seen. Had not the private
watchman been on the alert, it is fair to pre
sume that our insurance companies would have
bad to pay a little more than they bargained
The Work of Scobnuuels The grossest
piece of wanton and unprovoked destruction of
property was perpetrated late last night, by
seme unknown miscreants, in Delancey place.
After tbe residents in the handsome dwellings
Nos. 1802, 1504, 1800, 1811, lb'20, 18:24, 18'25, and
1 126 bad retired, the villians, with some heavy
Instrument, knocked off the bell and door
knobs, and cut deep grooves into the doors and
jambs. Many houses in Eighteenth street were
served in the same way.
Roiibfrt or Silk. Mrs. Ninesteel keeps a
dry-good store at No. 1017 Bprlnir Garden
6treet Last evening two men stepped in, and
while oue waited at the door, where lay a pile
cf costly fabrics, the other approached the
couuter and bought a collar, tendering piece
of currency. To make the proper change. Mrs.
Ninesteel stepped to the rear of the store, and
when she returnea, discovered, with dismay,
that the men had vanished, and with them a roll
of silk containing 8'J yards.
Uvitkd States Cuttzh Miami Yesterdav
tba U. 8. revenua cutter Miami, which last win
ter was driven asat.ro balow Port renn, on the
Delaware, and was rapidly going to pieces, was
sold for $'J0M) at pablic vendue. The Miami
was originally built as a pleasure yacht for Lord
Palmereton, and was sold to tho Government by
paints ib ew lent.
THE "NTCKEUS.M .
Another Outrntc Attempted by the
We arc npatn called upon to chronlclo tho
d dims of a tang of young villains who i,, owl
aiout tbe lower districts ot tho city, and almost
daily are either attempting or succeod in ac-
ccmplibhica some gross crime. It has reached
a point nt labt where women are assaulted in
open uav light, ami their husbands or gallants
I -eaten off. Two cafes of recent occurrence,
that of the old man Fetby, and the other which
we are about to record, discover the fact that,
the rullians, t mbolileiicd by the success of an
liLchecked career in crime, attack isolate!
dwellings, and subject their iuiuates to the
1 be pnrticulais of the lat ca?c of this char
acter arc as lollo.vt: At the corner of Third
and MitUiu streets stands a foundry, and ad
joining It is the butnb'e dwelling of a Mr. Zchr,
the di ivcr for thai, cc UUi-ument Mr. Z-hr
hint da'irhleis 1-ei a, aired 10, and Catherine
need It who bad often been targes for the in
solence of the young roughs who Infest tint
distiict. On Kusn-r cjtituhsy aftuuoon, about 'J
o'clock, four young fellows mund Georgo
Tlioiuas, Thomas A pplogato, alias "taleni" (wlu
1 ns I ecome notorious lor bis brutal villainies'),
A illium V j lie. and Henry Murtha (uow under
bail to answer for the outrageous ateault on the
little girl Marietta Jlerr-hbergcr on the meadow
tanks), nt -broached tho house from tho rear.
The girls were in tbe front roin, unconscious
of what was transpiring. Oue of the four
jumped over the fence, opened tho gate, and let
1ms companions In. Iliey opened the kitchen
ooor, aid were about cMcrinc:, when the girl"s
uncle pounced upon them. They endeavored to
beat him down, using both their liHs and a rail
which they bud turn from the fence. , They
were eventually put to lligbt.
As dusk was coining ou they returned, ruMicd
fearlessly up to the bouse, endeavoring to drive
the frightened girls from it. Discovering the
desperate sttait their uncle was, in Lena and
Catharine rallied to his support, and while he
laid about with his brawny lists they shattered
plates and every - description of countable
missiles upon the heads of the miscreants, who
at last were compelled to retreat. Tticy did not
resume the contest, for shortly after tho father
returned. The fate of the girls, had they flleu
into the clutches of these heartless scoundrels,
may be imagined. iox-Keserve Utlieer John
V Granv. hearing of this assault, set to work to
secure the fellows concerned in it. Last night
be arrested Thomas and Murtha, aud this morn
ing Wylic. Applegate, he learned, was in prison,
havitiu been recently taken up ou anothercharge.
Judge Paxsou fchouid preside at the trial of these
The Electing of the First Moravian Con
finiicc of tlic State of Peuusyl vnula
The Proccedluga of the Second Duy's Ses
sion. The first Moravian Conference of Pennsyl
vania reassembled at 0 o'clock this morning in
the church at tho corner of Franklin and
Thompsou Btreets, the Moderator, Bishop Bigler,
in the chair. An hour was occupied with devo
tional exercises, after which the meeting was
opened for business.
The minutes of the previous day's session
were read and approved.
A free conversation on the state of the Church
was tuen entered iuto.
The various points contained in the reports
from tbe. churches, presented yesterday, were
taken up and considered during tbe entire
Considerable time was taken up In discussing
methods for promoting greater sociability in the
churches, which discuissiou was taken part iu by
both clcrgyrsieu and laymen.
The subject of promoting the cause of lay
work iu church matters was also discussed at
length. Lay work is especially needed, and the
Sunday-schools are falling to pieces from want
of it. " The necessity of teaching the children
of tbe Church Iho facts of thu Moravian (thnreh
history was urged as very uecessary at the pre
It was given as a reason why the lay element
cannot work acceptably, that there is so mucb
jealousy between the German aud the English
portions ot tbe ctiurcn, wuicn must be overcome
before laymen can work iu harmony with their
Tbe revival of the old Moravian custom of the
division of the churches into separate classes,
according to age, sex, and position, was com
mended as peculiarly advisable. The absence of
strict church discipline was lamented.
At noon tbe conference adjourned with the
singing of a hymn until 2J P. M., at which
time the members will assemble at the church
and proceed in a body to Harrowgate to take
part in thecorner-stoue layingof anew Moraviau
church at that place.
Interesting Marriage Ceremony at Noon
At noon to-day an Interesting event took place
In the Evangelical Lutheran Church, on Race
etreet, above Filth the solemnization of the
marriage of Miss Sallie Kcim, daughter of John
M. Keim. of the firm of Sawyer cv Keim, to
Mr. Frank Welsh, sou of Henry D. Welsh, of
the firm of James, Kent, Santee it Co. The
church was filled with a large and fashionable
audience, and the street was covered with car
riages. The ceremony was somewhat novel, in
that there were no bridemaids. At, 12 o'clock
the bridal procession passed up the centre aisle,
headed bv seven gentlemen, followed by Mr.
Keim with bis daughter, arrayed in a handsome
travelling dress, and tha groom, Mr. Welsh,
with Mrs. Kcim. At the altar the gentlemeu
formed a trlaugle, pointing to the door, with the
contracting parties iu the centre. Kev. Joseph
A. Seiss, 1). V., then performed the impressive
marriage ceremony of the Lutheran Church,
and as the procession retraced its steps, the
organ pealed forth Mendelssohn's "Wedding
March." In a handsomely furnished room below
the auditory the happy couple lingered to re
ceive the congratulations of their frieuds, and
then took their carriage for tbe cars, on a bridal
tour through the South.
Tub Fight for TnE Diamond Cross. An
exciting scene took place at the fair for the
benefit of St. Augustine Church, held in Na
tional Guards' Hall. Tho voting for the diamond
cross was about being closed. Lieutenant Mc
Guflln, of the Sixth district, who was one of the
contestants for the cross, bent his sergeant,
Lew la N. David, to repreeent him at the closing
scene. Lieutenant Klllacky was there. This
fiery officer was the opponent of his brother
Lieutenant, McGuflin. It is said that Sergeant
David attempted to pass through & line of per
sons who were waiting to deposit their votes,
when some of the roughs, construing this as an
effort to defeat Killacky, immediately went for
the unlucky sergeant, and be was sadly beaten
with blackjacks. Some of his assailants, it is
said, were police oflicers in citizen's dress. The
excitement in the room was, for tho moment,
intense, but it was soon abated by the announce
ment of an officer that "all was safe. The voting
then closed, and tbe ballots were counted, with
this result: Lieutenant Klllacky, G904; Lieu
tenant McGuftw, 073:2. The former, having a
majority of li, reccivea me cross.
, Injured whiib Trying to Stoi1 a Runa
way Horse. Mr. Samuel W. Worrell endea
vored to stop a runaway horse attached to a
milk wagon, in Brown street, at 0 o'clock this
morning, when be was struck by the aBimal,
knocked to the ground, and the wagon passed
over his breast. He was carried to bis residence,
at Sixteenth and Brown in a very serious condi
tion. The horse was stopped shortly after,
w ithout doing any damage. ,
A Concert and Suiter will be given by the
Central Congregational Society at the chapel,
Eighteenth and Green streets, this evening,
commencing at 8 o'clock. There will be vocal
and instrumental uutic,and a substantial supper
in the parlors above afterwards. The same thluf
last year was unusually i&liefactory to thosa
partaking of it.
The Woimn'i foreign Mlsikl -nnry So
ciety of the Presbyterian Church Elec
tion of Officer.
Tho Women's Foicia Missionary Soc'c'y of
the Presbyterian Church held nn -adi turned
annual meeting to-day, iu Calvarv Presbyturiau
Church, Locust street, above Fifteenth. Mrs.
AV. E. Sehcnck, President of tho societv, occu
pied tho chair. The lwsii.es ot the ineetiug
consisted in ibe tuihmlsMon of tho reports of
cft. infltees. The report of the treasurer, Mrs.
J. D. McCord, fiT the last six months, shows
that, the receipts of the tc'.etv hjvo been
Z:C, I 121, out of which S'ua 4 Hi" 25 has been
paid to the l'.oard of Foreign Miions, and
5M17-C0 have been expended' for iho ordinary
expenses of the society. The bulaii". , therefore,
in the bauds of the tt easurcr i - i l".l-''; and not
$11, as n-lsptirtcd iu a morning paper.
Mrs. A. J. H.jwle.y, chaircia-.i of tho Nomi
nating Comu.i'.ice, pit !ci.i'j 1 a report wbicti
Since tho o-panizitl )n of tne society flvi new
retniF"r r.nve iwen e'.c.ti 1 to fill va.-'aneles occa
sioned t .v rcslennftom 'I rie cummb'cH nr- im
plesred v lt!l Ibe fH't that a niie e j'l l:c ti'is sWee'na
of officers eoui I not. bo made, l'lii recer I of six
liio'itlis t stlMi s to the eneiirv c lllciencv, arid WH
dom ol 'tie faithful hind, wlim-i c msf inf a'ten I
mice and utitirlntf activity haven. iiirib'.ited s.) niucti
to secure the success over which, as a society, wo
this iluv hive occasion to unite our conratula io'n.
'J tie same may be sold of ibe niannirf rs.witti few cx
cepttors. Where incapacitated tor 'service they have
resiimtd, and others illl their places.
The fteliphtful harmony of our board has con
duced to make our mculi.ia exceedingly attractive,
and we think we speak t'a s'-nl tmeut of alt when
we assert, tNut heart Joins wita heart aud hand with
bond in this earnest l hrlstlan rtl'ort. Ialooklnj
over the list, wo fi ml no name we can ailord to
eraxe. The committee are persuaded that, Hie short
time of service Is a suiliclent reason lor rccoiU-
mciKllitg Hie re-election of the entire board.
The ollicers re-elected i;i ae.-o.-dauee with the
wishes of the committee comprise the follow
in sr ladies:
President, Mr. W. E. Gchcnck. Vice-Presi-deuts,
Mrs. Z. M. Humphrey, Mrs. I). A. Cun
ningham, Mrs. Judge William Strong, and Mrs.
E. P. Wilton. liecordiiig Secretary, Mrs. If. 1).
Gregory. Assistant Kecordinir Sccrcterv. Mrs.
A. O. (iianger. Home Corresponding Seeretiry,
Mrs. t. C. l ei kin. 1' oruign Corresponding
Secretary, Mrs. M. B. Grier. Treasurer, Mrs. J.
WEARY OF LIFE..
A Woman from Trenton Ilohhcd In This
City ou Tuesday She Attempt Suicide.
There arrived in the upper section of tho city,
on Tuesday last, from Trenton, a widow lady
named Mrs. Ella Zeigler, aired twenty-seven
years. She states that her lather is a boatman
in that city, and she came to town for the pur
pose of finding a Mrs. Yost, whose address she
had forgotten. Wandering along Beach street,
she was accosted by two men, who, noticing
that she was a stranger, uudertook to give her
directions where to go.
Taking her to an out-of-the-way place they
watched an opportunity and suddenly snatched
a satchel from her hand, rifled It of its contents,
consisting of some clothing, threw the satchel
in her face and tbeli ran awav. After this mis
hap she did not know what to do. She roamed
around the streets and slept on Tuesday she
don't know where. Wednesday afternoon saw
her on Poplar street wharf.
She gazed up and down the river, and think
ing to herself, ai she stites, that "she was of no
use to herself or to anybody else," tho thought
suddenly seized her to drown herself. With
out deliberation she plunged into the stream!
All this happened in broad daylight, and there
was no want of assistance at hand. An old geu
tlemau who w as standing near by leaped Into a
boat, and with the assist ance of Police O.llcer
Brandt, of the Tenth district, the would-be
suicide .was bronght to dry land, just as she
was about disappearing from tbe surface of the
The woman was taken to the Tenth district
station-house, where she was comfortably pro
vided for by Lieutenant Clark. This morniDg
-v.- .ii..r.H nt tl.ii I:n ur'a otllco, and, after
many apologies for her toolisli act, prom'sed to
do so no more if his Honor would but seud hor
back to Trenton. She will be sent there to-day.
Aitemi'tud Suicide. Alexander Stcinecker
attempted to commit 6uicide this morniug at 9
o'clock, by jumping iuto the Delaware at lUce
street whuif. lie was rescued by a citizen and
takeu to the Tenth District Station houso. No
caiu-e is assigned for the act.
The Semple Homicide.
Court of Oyer and Terminer Judyea raxson ana
The trial of Alfred ltiley for the murder of Mat
thew Semple, on the night of December 8 last; was
resumed this morning. The mo3t Important testi
mony given jeBterday was that of Mrs. Kennedy,
living at the cofner of the little street waere Sample
was found, who said she was attracted by a groan
lug and chopping noise in the street, as If an
annuals head was being beaten, and npon
going out she saw a man stooping over
Semple aud chopping his head a 1th something. S&e
sent her daughter for an oitlcer, and the mau hear
ing her walked rapidly oil'; Bhecaded two men to tae
spot, and while they were standing IooSIuk at Sem
ple, ail covered with blood, they saw the mau coin
ing back, and they called out, Hero comes tha
murderer," and he turned down a side Btreet, ami
they all ran away. That man was la general ap
pearance like the prisoner.
C'harka Stuhl testified that he went with Mrs.
Kennedy, aud while they were sUudlnif abour,
Semple, a man came towards them, and Mis. Ken
nedy said, "There's the man;" he turned down a
side street, and they all ran away; the prisoner
looked very much like that man.
Michael McGtau iestiiiedlh.it he was Informal
of this matter by Mrs. Kennedy's daughter, and.
procuring assistance, he took Semple to the dru
store at Twenty-third and Callowhlll Btreets; ha
found near Semple the stone that was produced la
Mrs. VcGean testified that she heard the excite
ment, and saw her husband and several others carry
thunjauuwaj; she noticed the left pocket of the
man's pantaloons hanging out.
Dr. Levis testified that the hat, coat, and stoni
produced in coart had blood npon them, the stone
having an abundance of blood upou It.
William B. Van Jngen testitled that Sercple was a
wood engraver, in his employ uutil December ad,
earning from fs to 88; the envelopes and biU Leaa
iiig produeea in court were those of witness.
Uliarles Miller sworn 1 am a detective orilcer,
and was assigned to Investigate this case; I arrested
the defendant on the loth of December, at the rlf.
teenth District Station House, at Twenty-third and
Brown Btreets, at T; o'clock lu tho evening; he bad
on the coat and pants, ami cap that have boen pro
duccdbcie; I searched him, and found ou htm
the papeis and envelopes that were spoken
of by Mr. Van lngen, and alio a
newspaper of that date giving au
account of the occurrence, and some small change;
I also found a shirt In his coat pocket; 1 took him to
the hospital Into the presence of Maithew Semple;
when 1 saw the prisoner In the station-house 1 Iden
tified him from the description given by Semple aud
Mrs. Kennedy ; when we not to the hospital I aroused
Semple, and he said, pointing towards Ulley, "That'a
the mun give me my cap;" Ulley at that time
bad on his head the cap produced; 1 turned to
luley and asked If that waa Semple'a cap, aud
he said "Yes." 1 then asked him if be knew Semple,
and he said, "Yes;" they had started that morning
from the statlon-liouso together. A nurse brought
this old white hat to me, and I asked ltiley if it was
his, and he said It was. I showed Heuip'o the en
velopes, and asked him If he had given them to
fttley, for ltiley had told me so, and Semple said
Hiley bad taken them out of his pocket. To this
liilev said nothing. On our wav back Kiley told
me the shirt was Sc tuple's, and 1 asked him why he
had It; he said Semple had given It to him to carry
in his coat pocket ; I asked him how lie got the blood
on his coat sleeves, aud lie and It was brick-oust ; he
said he went Into that little street because Semple
was drunk, aud he coaldu t get him to the statiou
house ; 1 asked him how he came to kill the man,
and he said he didn't remember anything about It,
and he himself was a poor unfortunate devil, any
how, and then went ou to give a history of himself.
PHILADELPHIA STOCK EiCtlANOE SALES.
Reported by Do Haven A Bro., No. U S. Third street.
mno City s, Kew..lMV
fsoo do 102 ,
fhioooPa It con s..
reg .... 94
19000 O C k A iS... !
MtahLea Na Sf
Se do....lco. 85V
lou ah Cam k Au...m
Too sh Head It
eshMtnehUl It. li4
100 sh N Cent H.U60 3
MATTERS RT WASHINGTON
Tlio Jmlfres and tlio Income Tax.
THE JOINT H GH COHfilSSiQa.
Tito IJew Loau in Kuropo.
The Illness of General Spfaaar.
Jail Delivery in Richmond.
Ktc., Etc., Ktc., Etc. Etc., Kto.
Tlic Income Tax.
Uptcial l)cia'.ch to The I'vcninj I't lsjraph.
Washington, April 27. The Commissioner
of Internal Revenue is in consultatiou to-rlay
with tho law officer of the department as to ho
lar the decision of the Supreme Court a iiust
mposin the income tax on salaries of SUtd
. tidies is to extend. It is held by some that this
decision applies equally to national office-holder
as v eil as to Stale officials. It is left with the
Commissioner to draw the line, and he will hold
hat this decision of the court does not apply to
he Stato judges.
Under this decision the Government will be
compelled to refund all the money called from
General Ppnmcr liatl a Relapse '
last evening, and is sufferinx considerably this
morning. Fears are entertained that he will
not he able to sail on the 3d of May for Europe.
Tlic Xcw Loan.
Several agents sent abroad, by the Govern
ment to popularize the loan represent that it is
difficult to get capitalists to invest in it. The
agents assert that foreign houses and some
Americans are receiving much larger commis
sions for State and railroad securities which
pay larger dividends.
It is suggested that if the interest had been
made payable abroad there wolld have been less
trouble in negotiating the loan. A number of
Canadlaus who have been here watchiu the
The .Tolnt Ills1' Commission
are greatly disappointed that no provision has
been made for reciprocity iu trade with the
They were led to believe that In the settle
ment of the fishery.navigatioaof the St. Lawrence,
and other questions, they would get greater ad
vantages than they have had since tho abroga
tion ot the old treaty. Our Government has in
dicated its willingness to consider this as au in
BY ASSOCIATED TRES3.
zt'luivflp to The Eienimj Telegraph.
Tlie Fishery Question, Etc.
"Washington, April 27. The Joint High Com
mission having yeeterday taken a recess till next
Wednesday, it is presumed the interval will be
oooupled in preparing tW ucftrr drt for
the commission and reducing to shape the results
of the negotiations as faras it has gone. Iu other
words, though tne general principles of settls
ment have been agreed upon, the plan has not
a , i r I
yei acquireu iorm.
There is little If any doubt that the fisheries
and the pavigatlon of the canals and the river
St. Lawrence have been considered ai separate
questions, but the details have not been ar
ranged. These subjects, together with the
principles on which claims against Great Britain
are to be settled, and the arbitration of the San
Juan question, will all be embraced in one treaty
to be submitted to the Senate.
FROM JTJS1V ENGLAND
BY ASSOCIATtD FRE33.J
Exclusively to The Evening Telegraph.
Ovation to a Bruiser.
Boston, April 27 O'Baldwin, the pugilist,
having served a sentence in jail at Lawrence,
wb6 liberated to-day. lie was conveyed from
jail in a back, followed by an admiring crowd.
Ilia friends have presented him with a new suit
of clothes, and will give him a benefit at the
Olympic Theatre in Boston to-morrow sight.
FROM THE SO UIH.
BY ASSOCIATED TRES8
Exclusively to The Evening Teleijravh.
Escape from Jail.
Richmond, Va., April 27. Luclen Beard, the
notorious horse-thief, with Alfred llazle and J.
W. Watson, two menrom North Carolina, beld
by the Unite States authorities for passing
counterfeit money, escaped from jail this morn
ing at 3 o'clock.
Chicago Flour suit Wheat Market.
Special Dttyatch to The Evening TeUtraph,
t iticACO, April ST. Wheat la Irregular and heavy ;
No. v, free, seller, at II 21',, e-h, and r2i12l,
seller, May. It is offered at 1 "-4 S . seller Juae.
Coin is dull aud deprsssed ; we quote at CxjS'i.vc.,'
7,'e(. ,SiifV.. Receipts. Shit.
Flour, bbls. 6,ouo c,u'iu Ttye, bus 4,0"0
Wh'ut.bus. MJ IKiO UO.onO Oats, bus....8T,nC0 4,00
Cora, bus. .104,nw llu,000 Barley, Uus.. 8,00 1,0K
New York Money aud Stock Market.
Ksw Yoke, April 12? blocks heavy. Money
steady at 6 per cent. Gold, llojggui. 6-808, lssn,
coupon, 113 ; do. 1S64, do., 113 ; do. 1865, do. 113 v ;
do. 1865, now. n ; do. 186T, lis do. lsas, US',';
10-4HS, lou V ' Virginia 0s, new, TSS' : Missouri 6s, 93. ;
Canton Co., 6H, ; Cumberland preferred, 82; N. Y.
Central aud Hudson lUver, loo.', ; Erie, 20 ; Head
ing, U0;a; Adams Express, hi; Mlehlan Central,
m; hichlgan Sootnern. liu; Illinois Central,
1S44; Cleveland and Pittsburg, U6. ; Chlcigo and
Nock Island, 11 ay; Pittai.urg an t Fort Wayne, SJij ;
Western Union Telegraph, 6t.'.
Ilaltimore Produce Market.
Baltimokk, April ST. Cotton la active and Irre
gular; middling, 14c. ; low middlings, 13c. Flour
dull; small business. Wheat quiet; l'euusylvanla,
16!il-60. w lute Southera Corn, T6.i7Tc. ; yellow
Southern, 737Sc. ; mixed Western. 73,740. Rye
is scarce; sold at 9c.jiiiS. Oats lirm at 68c.
Provisions unchanged. Whisky unchanged.
New York Produce Market.
New Yokk, April gr. cotton quiet at 18','e.
Flour dull aud favura buyers; S'ate ut tVT5ui.6'o;
Ohio at G-t6. C-76; Westeru at fiits, : Southern at
d(f(9. Wheat dull; no salea. Corn ateady;
lulAed Western at 75c. Oats are lu limited retjueit ;
Western at ,'( ti'Jo. lleef quiet, i'oik. steady.
Lard quiet. H blsky at 93o.
CONCERT IN AID OF THE MIKKKT
SQUAKB CHl'KCII of tiaRMANrOvVa will
be given at the TOWN 114.LL, on TiCUSDAT
EVENING, May 4, 1871, at 8 o'clock, by araiutnent
members of the Handel and llayda Society of Pul
ladelphia. The programme will comprise choice selections
from the old masters, and chartist from the uesi
Conductor W. A. ULMKR.
I'laniat THOMAS A'BECKKT, J a.
Tickets, 60 cents. Can ba had at tha arlactpal
drug stores, Gate', Parker s, and at Us doot oa U
eTtamg ol tha Consert. t si 71
Affairs at the Capital.
Army and Wavy Orclcrc,
E2urder cf a Ravenna OfJcer.
Later from TSuropo.
Dissensions i;i tha Comnune.
Frnnro Cannot Pay tho in Intimity.
Validitycf t'cuthcra Contracts
Important Patent Case Decision.
Etc., 131c, Ktc, Etc, Etc, Etc.
BV ASSOCIATED TRESS.
Exclvxirchi tn The Evening TeknrapK
I)ie ltkloiig in tlie Commune.
Loudon, April 27. The Evening Standard
has tho following special despatch from.
The Commune suffers for want of union
among its members, as well as for lack of money
and men. The National Guards openly disobey
the orders of the Ccmmune, and it is believed
the Commune will
Make if s Last Stand
in Rue Rivoli and Rue Castiglioue, in the imme
diate vicinity of the Place Vendome.
Fort Mon troupe will probably be
Stormed by the Versailles Army
The Commune ha impressed into the military
service the porters of the Lyons Railway.
The sentence disbanding the 105ih Battalion
of National Guards for cowardice has beea
qunshed. Fort Mont Valerien is silent to-day.
It is now admitted that
Tlie Government la I'nnblc to Pay to th
the first Instalment of the indemnity, long since
BY ASSOCIATED PRESS. 1
Executively to The Evening Tekyraph,
Washington, pril 87. The following general
order whs Issued to-day :
The military post of Jetterson Barrack b, Missouri,
together with the lauds appertaining thereto, la
hereby tiansf erring to the Ordnance Department;
snilltent storage room for the engineer's property
now at the post, anil barrack room for t-ie accom
modation of the engineer. Keepers of said property
will be furnished t.y the Ordnauce Department.
The et. Louis Arsenal Is transferred to Jetlerson
Barracks, and the old arsenal site vUl be known aa
tit. I.ouis Depot.
By order of the Secretary of War.
K. V. 1 owkhekd, Adjutant-General.
Auotlier Revenue Officer Murdered.
Coiiootnr . M. Wallace, of tne Third South Caro
lina district, reports to the Internal Itevenue Cora
mfcsloner that mi the aoth Instant James 13. Sher
man, Deputy l ulted SUtes Marshal aud Deputy
Collector of. Internal .Revenue, while making a
eizure of contraband whisky at Greeuville, 8. C,
wus approached from behind and struck on tha
head with a piece of wood. Ills tkull Is thought to
be crushed, and on the afternoon of thu SlBt he waa
not expected to live twenty-four hours.
The Xtw Comet.
Commodore B. F. Sands, of the Vnitcd States Na
val Observatory, writes to the Secretary of the Navy
that the new planet discovered by Dr. Luther at
Bilk, near Dussebiorf, was observed heie by Prof.
Hall on the S'id Inst, as follows: Klght ascension, 11
degrees 33 minutes 7 seconds; north declination, It
degrees S minutes 31 seconds. The new planet Is of
tbe eleventh niflgnitude, and la the 113th of tha
minor planets. It has bean named by the Berlin as
tronomers "Amaltbea." -
Captain Nicholson, United States Navy, has been
ordered to duty as a member of the board of which
Captain L. Patterson la President.
Lieutenant o. w. Farenholt Is ordered to the Nor
folk Navy Yard.
Lieutenant Oenrge W. Delong is ordered to the
New York Navy Yard.
Telegraphic Gold Transfer.
The Unltet 8tats Treasurer to-day made a tele
graphic transfer of faoe.ouo in gold from the Sub
Treasury at rau Francisco to the Sub-Treasury at
New York, through the Bunk of California.
Validity of Southern Contracta.
"Washington, April 27. The Supreme Court of
South Carolina has lately unanimously decided In
favor of the validity of contracta la which slaves
were the consideration.
IntcrefctluK Patent Case.
In the liiterferenoe case between the application
of John ltiley. of Troy. N. for a composition for
certain steam bullets aud a patent grau-.cd to Baa
man, of New Y'ork city, for a similar patent, an ap
peal from the board of examiners In chief, the deci
sion of the board awarding priority of invention to
Kiley bus been sustained by tho Acting Assistant
C'ommUsioner of Patents.
Convicted of Murder.
The jury In the Criminal Court to-day brought in a
verdict of guilty of murder In the tirst degree
egaiukt Horatio Balster for the killing of Joseph
Jumts, a gambler, lu February last.
FROM JtEW YORK.
rtT associated pre33. I
Exclusively to The Eoening Telegraph.
Ship Xevva Specie Shipment, Etc
New Y'ork, April 87 Arrived, steamship Sao
Francisco Ircni Bermuda.
Tha half million specie announced as engaged for
shipment per the llausa has been withdrawn.
Itlils for Gold.
New York, April it There were fifty-eight bids
for gold to-day, amounting to 13,3tl,ooo. The
awaida will be two millions at 110-76.
A'evv German Association.
A Bursber of prominent Germans of this city
have organized Xor the formation of a general Ger
man association, whose aim It will be to further tho
c ininon lnteresta of a large number of Uermanu
of this city and vicinity aa naturalized citizens.
FROM THE WEST. '
BY ASSOCIATED PRESS.
Exclusively to The Eoening Telegraph.
The Ohio Governorship.
Cincinnati, Aprrl S7. Hon. Wm. S. Groesbecs:
having been mentioned aa a candidate for Governor
of Ohio, says in a card to the Enquirer this moraiag
that be will not accept the nomination for any orAci
or be a candidate at the approaching election.
Norfolk, Va., April 47 An unknown British brig.
from Periiambucn, with a cargo of augar, Is reporwa
sihore on the Thimble. The wreckers will send a
lug to her assistance.
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