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VOL. XV. NO. 152.
rjino City Conventions in Ses
XIayor-Col. James S. Biddle.
District Judge-William S. Price.
City Treasurer-S. Cross Fry,
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City Controllcr-E. G. Woodward.
City Solicitor Thomai J. Barger.
Dist. Attorney-Furman Sheppard.
City Commissioner Geo. W. Hays.
Prothonotary S. Morgan .Eamiey.
Coroner Dr. J. Isaacs.
This morning the delegates to the Democratic
'nltil iuuiiu.ntlu,i 4U .
conventions yesterday, met at the places as-
to make their nominations for candidates to fill
the city offices that will be vacant at the close
of this year. In order to harmonize the dis
cordant elements of the party, and to make as
strong a front against the Republicans in this
fall's contest as possible, the leaders of the
emocracy some time since Inaugurated a series
f 8tar-Chamber meetings, at which they fixed
p a slate that would take with their own peo
ple and receive commendation from their
opponents; the consequence f which was,
that in a majority of the conventions, the cro-
ceedlngs were a mere ceremony to decentlv
A achieve a result that was already a foregone
('conclusion. : But, in other conventions, there
was a factious opposition to some Dortions of
the slate as arranged in this 8 tar-Chamber, and
the opposing delegates resorted to those schemes
nf frand rhir.fl.nArr'. imrl vlnlnnna that lntr..i..
1 Ely signalize the determined efforts of the
"Unterrified." The conventions which, pro
mised considerable excitement were the City
Treasurer's. City Solicitor's, and ProthonotarvV
Whether the prophecy was fulfilled our annexed
reports will show. The selection of Biddle for
the Mayoralty and Mr. Sheppard for the District
Attorneyship was generally expected, and these
gentlemen waited in ante-rooms to the conven
tions, with their well-dices tod thanks and words
Of cheer and burning eloquence transcribed and
stowed in their pockets, to be handy when they
ijvere "called in." We give below accurate ac
counts of the proceedings in all the conven
tions. ' v-
Colonel James Stokes Biddle Nominated.
The Democratic Convention to nominate a
Mayor met this morning in Washington Hall.
southwest corner of Eighth and Spring Garden
Streets, at 10 o'clock; The convention was
called to order by Alderman William McMullin.
le said that he had been authorized by the City
xecuuve committee to organize trie Mayoralty
invention. He saw before him the well-known
5 aces of tried Democrats. "Let your action be
ool, calm, and deliberate, gentlemen, and may
select me Desi man ior your standard-
bearer, and then we cannot fall to win."
He then appointed Messrs. a. T. Freeman and
If obn C. McCall as secretaries, Wm. Bunholt and
Vv T v. J I i v
uuu isuiwugu ue uuurneeperB, auu xaos. ioran
l he delegates tnen Handed in their creden
tials. There was but one contested seat, which
Was in the Twenty-second ward, the contestants
lleing Fox and Nolan. The Chair appointed a
(Committee coneisting of Messrs. C. R. Abel,
VUllam names, w. JT. Cullan, P. Daley, and P.
uiiou to aeciae me case, wnica tuey did in
vorofMr. Fox. t . i
The convention then proceeded to permanent
rganizatlon. Mr. John C. Bullitt was declared
resident v by acclamation, lie thanked the
onvention for the honor conferred. We have
et to select a candidate for the Mayoralty. In
he past we have selected men of calibre, ot
bility, of social standing.1 The present incum
bent has been fearless in the discharge of his
iuty, and we must endeavor to select one as
Mr. Bullitt alluded at some length to the cor-
uptlon in political circles, and the opposition
hich any man, however good, nominated by
e Democracy, met with. The Republican
minations were then dissected in a scathing
anner. lie said that we want no man who Is
ound up by a ring for our nominee. We want
ne whose past me wm bear the severest scru-
ny. And we nave plenty such, and if they are
ominated success is certain. .
The other officers of the temporary organiza
tion were voted permanent ones. For VI-
resldents, Messrs. Charles Rogers, and W. M.
oah j ncin doiou
The convention then proceeded to nomination.
tr. James Stokes Biddle was the first nominee.
llr. James B. Nicholson was also aomina ted, but
J5 letter was read from him withdrawing his'
iame. " - ... . .
On motion, Mr. Biddle was declared the
jnanlmous choice of the convention.
The following committee was appointed to
Xiform Mr. Biddle of hie nomination: Messrs.
(fchn McCully, Samuel J. Randall, , William M.
emy, ueorge k. cerreii and John C. Bickel.
The convention men adjourned.
The Democratic Judicial Convention met at
A. M.. in the new Court House. Tha eon.
ntlon was called to order by John Campbell,
sq. Austin C. Maury and John II. Sloan. Egos..
ere appointed temporary secretaries. Th
redentlals of delegates were received on a call
Mr, Campbell said mat ne tnougnt me n-os-
cts for the election of the whole ticket were
orious. lie had no doubt bat that if the De
mocracy would continue to pursue their course
vseiecuiuc me Desi men in me community as
icir icauuiuavco, mo; uckbi ia uve years iroin
w would be carried by 10.000 majority.
A permanent organization was effected by the
i lection of the following eentleniea as
President, Henry M. Dechert, Esq.; Vice
residents, Samuel G. Humphries, William II.
utton, and John R. Read, Ksqs.j Secretaries,
oha II. Sloan and Austin C. Maury, Esqs.
Air. uecueri, on taxing tue cnair, said tnat ne
ished to thank the convention for the honor
inferred upon him. A great responsibility
tiled nin the delegates. We are called udou
select a successor to Hon. George M. Stroud.
bo tor thirty-six years has adorned the District
ourtwilh Lis learning and abilities. It was
desirable that our courts should be
free from all political bias. It wai
therefore the duty of the convention to elect
a man who should represent the whole commu
nity. He believed that the convention was pre
pared to present to the suffrages of the people
a gentleman of distinguished legal ability and
profound learning, and in every way fitted to
adorn the bench.
A ballot was then taken, resulting In the
unanimous nomination of William S. Price for
the position of Judge of the District Court.
The following was unanimously adop.ed:
Jtutolvtd, That the Hon. Oeorge M. Strona, by the
learning, fidelity, and impartiality with which, for
thirty-seven years, he has exercised the Judicial
office in this community, has Justly secured the'
esteem and regard of all of bis fellow-citizens, and
we express the hope that during his remaining years
he may enjoy that repose and happiness which his
long me oi nonorame lauor nas so justly earned.
The Committee on Resolutions Messrs. E. C.
Quinn, J. O. O'Brien, P. V. Hagner, J.F.Bel
sterling and John II. Read reported the follow
ing resolution, which was unanimously adopted:
Jlesolved, That this convention, In unanimously
presenting William 8. Price, Esq., for Judge of the
District court, feel a Just pride In being able to
submit the name of a gentleman so eminently quali
fied by learning, Industry, and problty.to the people
of Philadelphia for their suffrages; with an abiding
faith in the discriminating intelligence of the public
to rise above all partisan feeling, and vote for our
candidate as a man pre-eminently qualified to dis
charge the high duties of Judge of the District
CITY TREASURER'S CONVENTION.
The delegates to the convention to nominate
n candidate for City Treasurer met this morning
at the Assembly Buildings. The convention
was called to order by Mr. John W. Powell,
temporary chairman. Robert J. Hall and
Charles . Austin were appointed temporary
secretaries. Messrs. Florence Sullivan and
Anthony McManus were appointed temporary
doorkeepers. The credentials of the delegates
were then presented.
On motion of William V. McGrath, Esq., the
convention took a recess for fifteen minutes, in
order to allow the secretaries to make an alpha
betical list of delegates.
A permanent organization was effected by the
selection of John Welch, Esq., as President and
S. Bonafon, Charles S. Austin, and Robert S.
Ilall, secretaries; Henry Marcus, treasurer.
On motion it was ordered that the present
doorkeepers act as the permanent doorkeepers
of the convention. Colonel Wetlierill J,ee and
John C. Yeager were unanimously elected Vice
Presidents of the convention.
The permanent organization havlnc bom
effected, the following names were placed in
nomination: 8. Gross Fry, Simon W. Arnold,
and Malcolm Campbell.
John B. McFadden and Jerry McCarty were
appointed as tellers to conduct the election. A
ballot belne taken, resulted as follows: 8. Gross
Fry, 48; Simon W. Arnold, 20; Malcolm Camp
bell, 19. Mr. S. Gross Fry was then declared
the nominee of the convention.
On motion the nomination was made unani
mous. CITY CONTROLLER'S CONVENTION.
This contention, which met at Concordia Hall,
on Callowbill street below Fifth, was called to
order at 10 o'clock by Thomas McDonough,
who was appointed by the City Executive Com
mittee for that purpose. The chairman pro
ceeded to appoint Messrs. Samuel Fox, of the
Eighteenth ward, and Mr. Thomas James, of the
Twelfth ward, as temporary secretaries, and
Messrs. Alexander Pluuket and George H. Mil
ler, of the Twenty-slxta ward, and Mr. William
DenalEon, of the First ward, temporary door-
The presentation of credentials by the dele
gates being the next business in order, the
Secretaries proceeded to receive them as they
were handed in.
There being no contested seats, no necessity
existed for the appointment of a committee on
credentials, and the convention proceeded to
the election of a permanent President.
Mr. Arthur Hughes and Mr. Charles L. Wolf
were nominated to that position. It being, on
motion, carried that the election be by ballot,
the Chair appointed Mr. John O'Grady and
James P. Morrison as tellers, and the conven
tion immediately proceeded to an elections
Mr. Charles L. Wolf having received 42 votes,
Mr. Arthur Hughes 27, and Mr. Smith Skinner
1, Mr. Wolf was declared permanent President.
The following gentlemen were then nominated
for permanent secretaries: Mr. John O'Grady,
Thomas James, Samuel Faunce, and Joseph
A motion prevailed that Mr. O'Grady and Mr.
James be elected by acclamation. This was
Messrs. Samuel Farmer and Cha les W. Carri
gan were then elected permanent Vice-Presidents
by acclamation. ..
The temporary doorkeeper was also" made
permanent by acclamation.
Mr. John Little was also elected Messenger. .
The Chairman then took the stand, and re
turned thanks to the convention for his elec
tion. H ...
The convention then proceeded to a nomina
tion of City Controller.
The following gentlemen were then put in
nomination: E. G. Woodward, William Har
beson, Dennis F. Dealy and George Getz.
Before proceeding to a ballot, Mr. John
Hagen was elected treasurer, and a motion was
adopted that each delegate voting deposit
twenty-five cents in the treasurer's bat ior the
purpose of paying the Incidental expenses of
The convention then proceeded to a ballot,
with the following result:
Woodward, 43; Harbeson, 29; Dealy, 7;
The Chairman announced that Mr. Woodward
having received the majority of votes of the
contention, he was the nominee elect. - v - -
On motion of Mr. John O'Grady, Mr.. Wood
ward was declared the nominee by acclamation.
. Messrs. Faunce, Carrigan, and McBrlde were
then appointed a committee to wait upon Mr.
Woodward and invite him to address the con
vention, t ., lt
Mr. Woodward was then escorted to the plat
form, and in a few happy words thanked the
convention for his nomination.
The convention then adjourned.
Mr. Dealy then addressed the convention in a
few words of commendation of Mr. Woodward,
and promising, although a defeated candidate,
to support the nominee.
The Chair announced the nomination of Mr.
Biddle as Mayor, and with three rousing cheers
for the Democratic party the convention ad
CITY SOLICITOR'S CONVENTION.
The delegates elected to nominate a candidate
for City Solicitor met at Tenth and South streets,
8. W. corner. Francis P. Haggerty, the chair
man appointed by the City Executive Com
mittee, called the meeting to order.
Thomas R. Elcock and Philip Taylor were ap
pointed temporary secretaries.
Hugh Judge and Thomas Jordan were ap
pointed temporary doorkeepers.
-. The credentials of the delegates were then
A recess of fifteen minutes was then taken, In
order to allow the secretaries to make out an
Upon the reassembling of the convention the
following permanent officers were chosen:
President, Thome o. Hood; vice-presidents,
John K. Gamble, 1. Newton Brown, John Kelly,
and 8. Marlin; secretaries, Philip Taylor and
Thomas R. Elcock; treasurer, C. Hurley, The
temporary doorkeepers were retained. '
Mr. Samuel Josephs moved that the conven
tion proceed to nominate candidates for City
Solicitor. Agreed to.
PHILADELPHIA, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 28, 1871.
Mr. Josephs nominated Thomas J. Barger.
The nan.e of George Bull, Esq., was also
placed before the convention. The nominations
The convention then proceeded to ballot,wilh
the followirg result:
Thomas J. Barger, 70; Geo'ge Bull, 10.
Mr. Joserhs moved that Mr. Barger be nomi
nated by acclamation. Unanimously agreed to.
The following gentlemen were then named as
a committee to wait upon Mr. Barger and notify
him of bis nomination: John J. Rowan, Wm.
A. Manderson, Pamnel Josephs, Pierce Archer,
and E. Coppee Mitchell.
After a lapse of, about five mlnntes Mr. Barger
appeared and was loudly cheered. He then
addressed the convention.
Mr. Harirwr .aid:
Mr. Prtwidoiit and Geotlerann of the Convention : I am
rratnful for tbe honor you hve jut confnrred upon m.
by nominating me for t he otfioe of Oit.y Soliottor. Your
eonfidenoe tbua mgni&ed aatiofiee me tbat, during the
tune I held thin office, in 18(W and part of 1x70, 1 merited
four approbation. Tour almoat unanimous vote in my
favoT In thin ronrentton, bestowing on me for tbe aeoomt
time a nomiaation for thie honorable and responsible
place, I take ae an unmistakable expression upon the prt
of tbe people yon represent, that I bave merited their an
P"' or my Past effloial conduct. I bare in past life,
when in a public position, endeavored M discharge my
duties with fidelity and integrity, o in the future, If
elected, I shall continue act.
Uentlemen, the attitude of the Democracy in this city
t?-ly is one of reform in the administration of muni
cipal affairs. There appears to be determination npon
the part of the citizens to seoure for themselves an eco
nomical management of the local government of this
. Preent large and oonitantly increasing muni-
debt, the result of Republican misrule, baa im
pelled the people to demand ft change in certain depart
mente of tbe city.
Ckmncile, largely Republican in both branches, have
been, and are accumulating tbe debt of the city, and
wasting tbe pnblio mnners. Let it be our aim and pur
pose to uproot official corruption and check official extra
vsganee. Tbe tax-paying public (and how few of these
citizens are elected to places of trustor sent into Coun
cils) are faRt waking to tbe importance of inaugurating a
system of reform which will, in the end, lift the heavy
burden lof onr debs lighten our taxes, and secure the
city one bnndred cents value for every dollar of publio
moneys expended. Tbe necessity of the change can be
realized if you reflect that the debt of this city has in
creased from sixteen to forty-five millions in thirteen
years. No private individnal or corporation coohl finan
cially survive such wild and reck test expenditure,
and no munioipal corporation can preserve itself from an
bonor If such mismanagement is continued.
It becomes our duty, then, gentlemee, in pursuing onr
measures of reform, to act in the coming election with all
the vigor and industry which has always characterized t he
democrat 10 party, to the end that we may rescue our city
from its present control.
I again thank you and pledge rayaelf, if eleoted, to so
discharge my ofhee as to give you no reason to regret thie
The convention then adjourned with three
cheers for Mr. Barger. The convention was
most quiet and orderly, not a loud word being
spoken. Mr. Hood, who is one of the firm of
Hood, Bonbrlght & Co., made a niOBt excellent
DISTRICT ATTORNEY'S CONVENTION.
The delegates for the nomination of a candi
date for the position of District Attorney met
this morning at 10 o'clock in National Hall,
on Market street, below Thirteenth.
Andrew W. Gayley, the temporary chairman
appointed by the City Executive Committee,
called the convention to order, and appointed as -temporary
secretaries T. H. McGonegal and John
W. Boileau; doorkeeper, Wm. H. Ward.
The chairman then announced that the first
business of the convention would be the presen
tation of credentials. This portion of the pro
gramme was accordingly proceeded with. The
convention then took a recess, in order to allow
for the preparation of an alphabetical list of the
Upon reassembling the list as prepared was
read, all the delegates answering to their
A motion waa made and carried that the
Secretaries act as tellers, and the convention
then proceeded to the election ot a permanent
chairman. The following - gentlemen were
named for that position: Henry A. Gildea. E.
R. Helmbold, and Joseph M. Patterson. The
latter gentleman, however, declined. The elec
tion for permanent officers resulted as follows:
President, Henry A. Gildea; Vice-Presidents,
Michael Cassiday, E. R. Helmbold; Secretaries,
Thomas H. McGonegal, John Boileau; Treasu
rer, James II. Heverin; Doorkeepers, William
H. Ward, John T. Luby.
Mr. Gildea then took the chair, and made his
usual acknowledgments for the honor which the
convention had pleased to confer. We had not
much experience In parliamentary bodies, but,
judging from the tone of the convention, their
desire to act in harmony and good faith, he an
ticipated no difficulty could possibly arise re
quiring the strict application of parliamentary
rulings. He closed with the remark that of all
conventions to which be bad the pleasure of
attending, he could call to mind aone which so
much represented the bone and sinew, the
stamina, of this great city as the present one.
Nominations for candidates were then an
nounced as the next business.
The name of Fnrman Sheppard, Esq., was
presented and the nominations closed.
According to the rules a ballot was'taken,
which, of course, was like the handle of a jug,
all on one Bide. ,
, On motion Messrs. Coggshall, Grumm, Deal,
McCulleugh, and Crawford were appointed as a
committee to wait upon Mr. Sheppard and in
form him of his nomination. .
Pending the absence of the committee a reso
lution of thanks to the temporary officers was
adopted. . .
In a short time Mr. Sheppard appeared, es
corted by the committee. The convention arose
en masse, and as the candidate entered the room
he was greeted with deafening cheers.
Mr. Sheppard, on being presented to the con
vention, spoke as follows:
Ifr. Chairman mnii Gentlemtn of th Convention: When I
say that I most sincerely thank each one and all of yon,
not only for the bonor lou have bestowed on ma, bnt fur
only uttering the customary phrase of an occasion like
the preaent. 1 afcsure you, however, that in this instanee
tbe language of the lips is gtost inadequate expression
of the feeluigsol tbe heart. (Applause.)
ioe manner oiim oestowal, 1 lear jou will tbink I am
Nothing Can be more irru.t.ifvinir t.k a mihlin nffinap Mi...
suoU an emphatic approval by yourselves and tbe large
constituency winch you represent; and this is especially
so wben tbe duties devolved upon bira have been of a re
sponsible, arduous, and delicate character.
Mot only do I thankfully appreciate the preeent endorse
ment, but I desire publicly to avail myself of this oppor
tunity, no matter what may be tbe result
of the couiiug election, to make grateful
acknowledgment of the generous support
with which during my pastterm of office, I have been so
kindly favoree by the learned and upngbt Judges of the
Court ot Quarter Sessions, and by so large a (proportion of
the i newspaper preaa, and of tbe oonaervative citizen of
Philadelphia. Ureat applause), should the nomination
of to-dy be ntihed in Oo ober, I can only say that such
neipresed approval of the mod ia wbica th office of
Distiicl Attorney is n0w organized
and administered, will enable Its
incumbent is feel tbat in the discharge of it duties in
the future, at in tbe past, be may safely i 'r for hi ulti
mate vindication npon th general body ot our law-abiding
citizens, who retard th position as one created not for
personal or artisan purposes, but solely for the publio
good. (Appfcuse.) In ooncluoion, gentlemen, and renew,
log the expression of my thanks, permit m to aay that, in
jour behalf, 1 shall feel it my duty to join with you in all
proper ettorts to convert your nomination into an election
which shaU be so assured aa to bit it above lb eontin.
gyocy of a contest : for having been in ofhoe, and then out
of offiee, and tnen back again in office, I have ft very lively
sense of the isstbility ol hum. a thing!, snd am a decided
convert to the doctrine of letting well enough alone.
The speech concluded, the convention ad
journed with cheers for the ticket.
CITY COMMISSIONER'S CONVENTION.
The Democratic Convention to nominate a
candidate for City Commissioner assembled at
No. 505 Vine itreet. The convention was called
to order by Thomas II. Fahy, who was selected
as temporary President. The temporary Secre
taries were Gerge Bloomer and Samuel Dalley.
The Doorkeeper was John O'Rourke, aud the
Messenger was William Smith. Ttte first busi
ness in order vas the presentation of creden
tials. There wis but one contested seat, and
that waa from the 8econd ward. Two names
answered for thi Sixth division of the Twenty
eighth ward, act the matter was referred to a
special commitue. An election was then entered
into for a permanent President, and Mr. Peter
Armbruster was selected. The temporary Secre
taries were retailed in the permanent organiza
tion. John MeMenamin, John O'Rourke, John
Lawter, aad John 81a veu were elected Poor-
keepers. Washington J. Jackson and Lieu
tenant Henderson were elected Vice-Presidents.
The following gentlemen were placed in nomi
nation: George W. Hays, General John F.
Balller, Anthony Reynolds, Matthew Crawford.
The convention then proceeded to ballot, as
FIRST BALLOT. I SECOND BALLOT.
Havs 3l!llavs 33
Ballier lSBaflier 16
Reynolds 13;Keynolds 13
Crawford 21Crawford 21
THIRD BALLOT. FOURTH BALLOT.
Hays 35 Hays... 47
Crawford 25 Crawford 36
Mr. Hays was then declared the candidate,
and on motion the nomination was made unani
mous. Mr. Hays was then introduced to the conven
tion, and be made a short speech of thanks,
when the convention adjourned,
PROTIIONOTARY OF THE COURT OF
The convention to nominate a candidate for
the office of Prothonotary of the Court of Com
mon Pleas) assembled at 10 o'clock this morn
ing at the hall of the Diligent Engine Company,
southwest corner of Tenth and Filbert streets.
Alderman James McColgan, having been dele
gated by the City Executive Committee, orga
nized tbe convention by the appointment of
James Fleet and James O'Neill as temporary
doorkeepers, and William Mente and N. H.
Stafford as temporary secretaries.
After all the credentials had been received,
two motions were made to take a recess, one for
fifteen minutes and the other for half an hour.
Some confusion here ensued, but the chair
decided the former as carried. On reassembling
two delegates from the Eleventh ward, having
no credentials, requested a half hour's grace In
order that they might go after them. The chair
refused to entertain the proposition, and a mo
tion was made to take a recess for half an hour.
Upon this the yeas and nays were called and it
. The convention then went into a ballot for
permanent officers, with the following result:
President, Hon. John Moffett; Vice-Presidents,
John Tobin, E. R. Worrell, Alexander Diamond;
Secretaries, James H. Mulherran, Thomas E.
Gaskill, James Agnew, Nicholas II. Stafford;
Doorkeepers, James Fleet, James O'Neill; Trea
surer, David Fields.
Nominations for Prothonotary were then made
Dr. William Kent Gilbert nominated Francis
R. Lister Smith nominated S. Morgan Ram
sey. The name of Oscar Durang was also placed In
nomination, but we could not learn the name of
the delegate offering it.
A ballot was taken, with the following re
sult: Ramsey, 45; Pa6torlus, 33; Durang, 1.
Mr. Ramsey was then declared the nominee of
the convention, which was made unanimous.
The following resolution was unanimously
Kemltid, That tht convention sympathize with the Law
association in its efforts for reform, an9 presents its can
didate upon the Demociatio platform of tbe sanctity of
This convention met in Mechanics' Hall, Nob.
534 and 536 North Third street. The convention
was called to order by Mr. Philip Mltton, who
had been appointed by the Executive Committee
for the purpose. Mr. Michael Sullivan and Mr.
William McKeegan acted as temporary door
keepers; Thomas Tully was appointed Messen
ger; and Dr. Augustus Blomar and Thomas
Murphy as temporary Secretaries. The dele
gates presented their credentials as their names
were called by wards. In the Seventeenth ward
William Mullen, John Crowley, and John
McQuade contested the seats of James Hurley,
John Rogers, and George Burns, but not having
the necessary papers they were ruled out. In
the Twelfth ward Benjamin L. Temple con
tested the seats of Timothy McCarty, George'
Hern, and C. J. Cunny, but he was also ruled
out. The convention then adjourned for half an
hour, to give the secretaries an opportunity to
prepare an alphabetical list.
On reassembling the list was called and as
each man responded he was admitted into the
room. Mr. Temple, the contestant of the
Twelfth ward, forced his way into the room and
created some excitement, but on being requested
left the room. The convention then proceeded
to elect a permanent chairman. William W.
Dougherty, Dr. Kamerly, and Stephen Remak
were nominated. '
The Chair appointed Augustus Whltmyer and
J. D. Miles tellers. William W. Dougherty was
elected. He took his seat, and on motion the
privilege of the floor was given to the retiring
President. Dr. Kamerly, and Stephen Remak
were elected Vice-Presidents. Messrs. Thomas
Murphy, Aug.Bloomar, D. Vogelbach, and Geo.
Coburn were nominated for permanent Secre
taries. Mersrs. Vogelbach and Coburn were
elected. The temporary doorkeepers were
then by acclamation elected permanent officers.
William D. Kendrick was chosen Treasurer, to
collect moneys to defray the expenses of the
The convention then proceeded to nominate a
candidate for Coroner. Messrs. Dr. Theodore
Roth. Dr. J. Isaacs, William Kunzlg, and W.
Frank Lecture were named.
Messrs. Gilchrist and Kendall were appointed
Tbe first ballot stood as follows:
Dr. Theodore Roth 26
Dr. J. Isaacs..... 31
William Kunzig 17
W. Frank Lecture 13
A second ballot was proceeded with, and re
sulted as follows: 1
Dr. Theodore Roth "... 24
Dr. J. Isaacs 39
William Kunzlg......!. 17
William F. Lecture 8
Mr. Lecture was dropped, and a third ballot
was proceeded with, resulting as follows:
Dr. Theodore Roth. 29
Dr. J. Ieaacs ,1 44
William Kunzig 15
There being one too many votes cast, the
ballot was not announced, but a fourth ballot
was taken, and stood as follows:
Dr. Theodore Roth 27
Dr. J. Isaacs , 53
William Kunzig 5
1 Dr. Isaacs waa declared the nominee of the
party, and the convention adjourned.
Conflict Between a Federal and a Stat
We learn that Deputy United States Marshal
J. B. Yeatman on Saturday received a writ of
habeas corpus, issued by Underwood, directing
him to bring before him (Underwood), In Alexan
dria, on Tuesday, the body of Thorpe H. Nance,
now confined in the jail of Bedford county for
contempt of Judge Wingfleld's court. We are
not familiar with the merits of . this case, which
has already created considerable interest and
excitement in this section, and do not undertake
to say whether Nance has been harshly treated
or sot; but this much we do know, that Jndge
Wlngfeld is a man of nerve, and is not apt to
shrink from any position he has assumed at the
bidding of Judge Underwood, though he be
backed by the whole United 8tates army. We
question very much, in fact, whether Judge
Winefleld will allow the writ to be executed,
npon the ground that Underwood, being a
Federal Judge, has no right to interfere la mat
ters which clearly belong exclusively to the estate
courts. In this event, it remains to be seen
whether Underwood will back up his writ with
the power of the Federal Government and exe
cute it by force. There are evidently lively times
ahead, and we shall soon see how the matter will
terminate Lyiu.khurq Vw-,
DOUBLE SHEET THREE CENTS.
The French Elections.
The Treaty of Washington.
England Pfcutilies Xt.
List of Graduate's.
Railway Accident ' in Maine.
Ets., Etc., Etc., Etc., Etc, Etc.
Commencement Day at Princeton College
A List ;of the Graduates How the
Honors were Distributed.
Special Despatch to The Evening Telegraph,
FniNCETON, N. J., June 28 This morning
the closing exercises of commencement week
at the College of New Jersey took place. The
attendance of strangers was equal to that on
any previous occasion, but several of the nota
bilities who were present yesterday, including
President Grant, did not remain to attend the
exercises of to-day. Daring the past year there
have been 372 students in attendance at the
coVge, a number fully equal to the usual at
tendance In the days before the war. The
Freshman class was unusually large, embracing
107 members. The Sophomore class numbered
87, the Junior class 97, and the Senior class 78.
' Among the whole number of students New
Jersey and Pennsylvania were equally repre
sented, each State contributing 101. New York
sent 47; Maryland, 25; and Ohio, 13. From the
Southern States, from which such a large pro
portion of the students formerly came, there
were' 70 present during the past year. Under
the presidency of Dr. McCosb, Princeton Col
lege has been taking rapid strides, and has fairly
resumed its old position among the leading in
stitutions of the country. Reunion Hall, the
new dormitory, Is almost completed, and will
be ready for occupation next fall. It is a com
modious and attractive building,- and the interior
arrangements especially cannot fall to conduce
to the comfort, and even luxury, of the stu
dents. The graduating class last year numbered 80
U Urgsst that has ever bce sent out of Prlnoal
ton. The class which graduated to-day fell
somewhat below the number of last year em
bracing only 73 members. , The following is on
alphabetical list of the class, with their places of
residence: .-. . j
Samuel H. Allibone Harford county. Mil
John P. Barbor U tan, Pa.
Charles 8. Barrett Ewing, N. J.
William O. Barrett Kwtag. N. J. J
Homer D. Boughner Clarksburg, V7. Va.
A. Knlton Bojd Slate Lick, Pa.
Harry P. Bruyere Princeton, N. J.
James D. Caldwell Elizabeth, N.J.
John T.Carter Wheeling, W. Va.
Wm. T. Carter Orange Valley, N. J.
William C. Chambers.... Freehold, N. J.
David 8. Coles Elizabeth, N. J.
Charles W. Uarst Dayton, O.
Kushton M. Doiman Norfolk, Va.
Glenn A. Fenton Baltimore, Md.
Chauncey M. Field Boundbrook, N. J.
Samuel B. Fleming Kural Valley. Pa.
JohnS. Gardner. 4 Harllngen, N. J.
Thomas Ulen Yadkin co.,N C.
William McD. HalBey . . . Ithaca, N. Y.
Hugh H. Hamill Lawrencevule, K.'J.
Andrew P. Happer, Jr... Canton, China.
Oliver P. Happer Monongahela City. Pa,
Richard C. Jilgglns Baltimore, Md. .
R. Randall Hoes......... Kingston, N. Y.
Wm. B. Hornblower Paterson, N. J.
Thomas L. Hughes, Jr. . .Oak Hill, O.
Charles V. Joliue Trenton. N. J.
Oliver A. Kerr Centre Hill, Pa.
John Laird McCoy svllle, Pa.
Benjamin S. Lasaiter.. .. .Oxford, N. O.
At Lawrence..... Princeton, N. J.
Charles Leaman Leauan Place, Pa.
Arthur K. Macdonald. ..Princeton, N. J.
William E. Mack ..Bowerston, Ohio.
Albert B. Marshall Echo, Pa.
Eugene H. Mateer Yellow Springs, Pa.
Louis H. Mayers Millersburg, Ohio
Robert Mccaslin McVllle. Pa.
JoslahMcClaln Allendale, III. ... , .
Johnston McGaughey... Dayton. Pa.
Jacob E. Michael Michaels vUle, Md.
Andrew G. Miller, Jr.... Shlppensburg, Pa.
Charles K. Inibrle Miller. Philadelphia, Pa.
David Mlxsell PhUUpsburg. N. J. '
(Samuel M. Nave.... St. Joseph, Mo.
Joseph A. Owen Irvlngton, N. J.
Robert U. Patterson... Philadelphia, Pa.
Frederick A. Pell Passaic, N.J.
John C. Pennington Newark, N. J.
B. Henry Perkins Baltimore, Md.
Samuel M. Perry C'oolsprlng, Del.
Lewis H. Piatt King King, N. Y.
Etwarl W. Bankln FalrUeld, Conn. v
John T. Richards Elizabeth, N. J.
Samuel Rowland ........ Rowlands vllle, Md. :
William M. Kyerson Newton, N. J.
Henry W. Scudder....... Savannah, Qa.
William H. Seeley Amity, N. Y.
Josepbus L. Sooy Mount Holly, N. J.
Jamea bteen ....Trenton, N. J.
"William A. W. Stewart.. .New York City. , ,
Alex. . Van Cleve Trenton, N. J.
M. R. Van Nostrand New York City.
Alex. Vsn Henaseiaer. . . . Borllna ton, N.J.
Benj. B. Warneld Lexington, Ky.
John O. Weir Owens boro, Ky.
Chaa. K. Westbrook Philadelphia. Pa,
Mason F. Williams Princeton. N. J. '
Hugh P. Wilson Edinburgh, Ohio,
WUifield 8. Wilson Airy View, Pa.
Thomas 8. Young, J New Yotk City. '
The following are the names of the students
to whom were awarded the highest honors of
the class: ,
B. B. Warfleld, Latin Salutatory.
A. U. Van Cleve, English Salutatory.
C. 8. Barrett, Philosophical Oratlou.
W. M. Halsey, Philosophical Oration.
John Laird, Valedictory.
J. L. Hooy, Bhetorical Oration. ,
O. A. Kerr, Philosophical Oration.
H. W. Scudder, Philosophical Oration.
B S. La suiter. Classical Ora' lon. .
b. M. Perry, Philosophical Oration.
The master's oration was delivered by Alex
ander K. Pendleton, of Virginia, of the class of
FROM THE STATE.
Pennsylvania's Share of tha War Expense
Special Despatch to the Evening Telegraph.
Habbisburg, June 28. Governor Geary this
morning paid into tbe State Treasury 1)8,758,
allowed by tbe United States on account of war
expenses incurred by the Bute of Pennsylvania.
Chicago Flour and VVhut Market.
Special Deepatch to Th Evening Telegraph.
Chjcaoo, June ss 9-30 a. M. Wheat steady;
No. 8, lv, iller July; nominally
seller June. Corn steady; sales at MJc., seller
Beetiptt, Ship'U. 1 Ktrtipit. Shlp'U-
Flour, bbls. 4,000 e.ouo Oata, bns...w,ooi) si.ooo
Wheat, bus. 46,ooo el.ooo Hye, tius....l,iM
Cvrn, bus..2W,0W m,000 Lu.ej, bus. l.tnnl
FROM EUROPE. ,
I BT ASSOCIATED PRESS. 1
Erclusive 1y to The Evening Telegrmvh.
The French Elections.
Paris, June 28 It Is hoped in the elect-on
on Sunday eighty of the one nundred and tbn
teen deputies to be chosen to the Assembly wiil
be supporters of the Government.
are very active in the distribution of pamphleU
intended for effect upon the elections. Tbe
coalition of the printipal electoral committees
of Paris is considered probable.
The Khedlre of Egypt
has sent one hundred thousand francs to the
orphans of the French civil war.
Moderate Republicans object to the electloa
of Gambetta to the Assembly as anti-patriotic
The Arrondltsements of Parla.
Saint David and Sceaux have been divided
into three hundred and fifty electoral sections.
In the Assembly yesterday M. Audiffet pre
sented a report respecting contracts during tbe
war, which accuses several persons of enormous
The late French Consul at New York,
is especially charged with corruption in office.
The New Loan
has been covered, and the subscription lists
closed. The amount desired was subscribed for
several times over. Even peasants and servants
have Invested their savings In the loan.
Gambetta Rejected, t
The Republican Committee, after a long dis
sion, rejected by a majority of two the name of
M. Gambetta as a candidate for the Assembly.
The Treaty of Washington Ratified toy
London, June 28 The Gazette announces
that ratifications of the Treaty of Washington
were exchanged on the 17th Inst, and that com
missioners will shortly be named to carry the
stipulations Into effect. All, British subjects
having claims against the United States are re
quested to prefer them within six months from
the first meeting of the commission.
Crown Prince Frederick William,
of Germany, and wife (Princess Victoria, of
England), are expected In this country the com
ing autumn, and will make a visit of some
The little ship
City of Rngusn,
from New York, was spoken on Monday, odo
hundred and thirty-four miles from Cape Clear.
The deaths from
in London, numberabout two hundred and forty
The Spanish Crisis.
Madrid, Jane 28. Senor Moret has made an
explanation to the Cortes, through other mem
bers of the Ministry, and will remain ia ollice.
Thla Morning's Quotations.
London, June 88 A. M. Consols opened at 92'.,'a
98 for money and account. United States Bonds
opened five-twenties of 186!l at 03 ; of 1805 at 90& :
or 186T at 89Js ; ten-forties at 88 v. - -
Franktokt, Juue 8T. United States five-twenties
closed at 96 v.
Livbrpool, June 2810-80 A. M Cotton opened
dull but unchanged ; uplands. 8tfd. ; Orleans, SJita
8d. The sales are estimated at U,000 bales.
This Afternoon's Quotations.
London, June 8 1-80P. M. Consols for money.
92; for account, 9,-. United States Bonds, 90 ior
the Issue of 1862.
Liverpool, June 288 P. M. Cotton steadier,
aid the sales are now estimated at 15,000 bales, la
eluding 4O00 for speculation and export. Beef, 9ls,
FROM NEW EJVQLAJVD.
BY ASSOCIATED PRESS."
Exelmteely to The Evening Telegraph.
Collision on the Maine Central Railroad
Two Persons Killed and Twelve In
jured. Augusta, Me., June 27 Another terrible ac
cident occurred on the Maine Central Railroad
this afternoon. It was a collision, a mile aDd
a half below Hallowell, between a local train of
one small engine and a passenger car, which left
Gardiner on regular time, soon after 5 o'clock,
and the mixed train, -so called, which usually
leaves Augusta for Portland at 4 30. The train
was delayed until 5 o'clock, at Augusta to ac
commodate delegates to the Democratic State
Convention returning home. The train, crowded
with passengers, consisted of an engine, freight
car, smoKlng car, and three passenger cars.
According to the rules, the train should have
waited at Hallowell, but it did not. There was
a sharp curve at the point where the engines
met. Persons in the fields saw the approaching
trains and attempted to signal them, but with
. . The Shock was Terrible,
and the engines were demolished. There was
a steep embankment at the point where tbe
trains met, and there would have been terrible
loss of life if the cars had been thrown over.
Fortunately they were not, although the freight
car on the down train was wrecked. The seats
of the passenger car on the up train were ail
torn from their fastenings. There were a dozen
fiassengers on board, half of whom were badly
ammed and otherwise injured.
are Daniel Berry, engineer of the mixed train,
killed; Wilkes Carvll, fireman, skull fractured,
and severely cut and scalded, will not live; Jo
eathan Fogg, of Bridgeton, passenger, hurt in
the back. On board the accommodation train
the injured are: Mrs. Frederick Crowell, of
Augusta, shoulder and head bruised, and her
boy was bruised; Captain John H. Maeoa,
of nallowell, severe trash on head; George
Nevlns, of New .York, bruised; B. C. Weeks,
of New York, contusion; Mrs. HarUhorne, of
Hallowell, leg supposed to be broken; Mr.,
Qulncy, of New York, fingers cut; another pas
senger had an ear slit. Charles Evans, engi
neer, George Surges, fireman, and Waoer
White, brakeman, received slight flesh wounds.
' BY ASSOCIATED PRESS.
Exclusively to The Evening Telegraph.
Tha Methodist Book Concern Dr. Carl
ton Offers Ills Resignation, which Is Not
New Yobk, June 28 The Methodist Book
Committee held their closing session yesterday.
In a very brief letter Dr. Carlton offered bis
reslgnatioo, to take effect immediately, stating'
that he would hereafter show his reasons to the
committee and tbe Church. The following reso
lution was offered in response by Drs. Blades
H herea, Dr. Thomas Carlton ha tendered his
resignation, to take effect luiinedlueiy ; therefore
Heolvedt That in view of our redponsibliitles as
the guardians of the Interests nf the Book Concern,
and the Importance of bis continuing at Its heal,
we cannot consent to accept Ills regiguauoa.
Bevs. S. Moore and Bannister also presented
the following, and both declarations were unaiii
Reeulvtd, Tbat nothing nas occurred In the Inves
tigation through which tbe Book Committee baa
passed to unsettle, or la anywise impair, our eoiiU-deni-e
in tbe ability, integrity, and Ulthfulatss uf
lr. Thomas Carlton, ageut of the Methodt Book
Concern, and that we wont fully eudurse bins as a
Chriatiau geutleuian and Church officer whose chtr
acter is above reproach
MiLWiriKS, June 879 16 a. M. Wheat
Slroug; No. 1, l'8t.v : No. 8, 11-8TV.
Keicipia, 4,ooo bush.; shipmebU, U,0i)0 bQE&J
Freights & all, tc, ; gleam, 9c