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The Toronto tllobe of iyestenl ly glvet tome
additional particular of the awful c.Uiotnphe
on the Qucbce lUilroad, near St. Hiluiro. Tlie
accident took place nt half-past 1 o'eloi It A. M.
The train for Quebec stopped at St. Hllile,
aiamt tne mile from the bridge m ro the Itielie
lieu river, where tliei o is n tewing bridge. The
swing bridge wai opened aloiit a quarter past
one, to let a nmulier of hnrgce, In tow of a
etcanicr. pa. The proper signals were tnrn'd
licf. ro the bridge was opened, and the red light
wa burning. The man m charge of the bridim,
when he heard the whistle, waved his red biiuel
lamp. Tho Handing orders are, that all trains
nmstcoinrt to a full Mop ticlore reaching the
bridge. This was diyrcg irdcd, and the lr.uu ran
Into the open draw.
The train which went over the bridge con
tiMed of eleven cara and an engine. Th.'ro were
.TA4 emigrants in bourd, all flcrinans. The train
was prce Ipilatcd on the sum of a b.irpe passing
t the time, which lie partly submerged. The
rnnilliroeir Tl.ouiAa Vlnn tuL(1n,1. el. a tlrnmn
Js'lchohvi Flynn, supposed to be killed. WillUm
Dirucy, the driver, went down with his engine,
but camped with slight injury.
The cara lie mostly a pile of f ragmen's, eruhcd
together, renting on tlio I urge. Had the cirs
fallen into tho open w.ttcr, M tho number of
deaths canned hy being crushed in the smashing
of the cara must hare hecn added a van nunVH-r
of drowned. All the hargejc in tow of the steamer
bad parsed except two. Thtwo on tho barge
actually passing through the bridge saw the truiu
coming, knew what muat happen, and jumping
on the lui r so behind saved their liven.
The locomotive lies submerged in the water out
' of sight. The appearance presented by tho
wreck it Is impossible to doseribe. The train
consisted of two or three sccond-clms cars, and
the remainder box cars fitted up with benches for
the emigrants. The two or three hut earn, whon
we arrived nt the scene of the accident, about
seven o'clock, remained On the top of tho pile,
eompnrntively unbroken j the rest were a con
fused broken heap, some lying on their sides,
others upnlile down, broken into, and crushed
by those alxA j Miein, while In sumo cases a cur
lay flattened almost like s pancake, between two
The wheels lay confusedly sea tiered here and
there through the heap. The kg of a child might
( be seen protruding from under a plank, at au.
other pluce a man's head severed from tlio body,
which appeared like a shapeless mans of bloody
clothes. The bridge, which is a tubular iron
structure, the curs running along tho top of the
tube. Is some thirty-five feet high, counting from
the level of the rail to the level of the water.
L The width opened by the swing, which is at tho
western extremity or ttn bridge, is about sixty
When I arrived, thirty-four bodies had been
recovered. During tho forenoon, sevcnil others
have been taken out, but tho remaining dead are
elderly in a car so wedged in amongst the frag-
' mentsof the others thatmanv have not even yet
been reached. As I write, the body of an old
grey-hiilred man, respectably attired, is taken
out; the lifeless hand still grasps a large long
handled china pipe. A quarter of an hour ago,
. a lad of fifteen was taken out, apparently lifeless,
hi head covered with blood, and presenting a
frightful spectacle. On restoratives being ap
plied, he was found to be not only alive, but only
Very slightly injured.
The blood with which he was covered was that
" of his mother, beside whose corpse he had been
lying in the wreck for ten hours. Within the
. last few minutes, tho bodies of two innocent
babes, of two or three years, have been got out of
the wreck and borne past to the dead-house. The
dead are lying in the upper loft of a ihed on the
river tide, ubout one hundred yards below the
scene of the accident. A number of the more
seriously wounded are In the lower part of the
same building. Already two or three have been
. transferred from the receptaclo fur the wounded
to the ghastly upper chamber set apart for the
dead. Others of the wounded are in a tavern
close beside the scene of the accident, and in the
adjacent sheds and other out-buildings.
The Coroner, immediately on arriving, had
the engine-driver (Win. llirncy), arrested and
Bent bim by the delayed train, which passed
w ationt ten o'clock, to Montreal, there to he com
mitted to gaol. The bridge is nearly 1100 feet
in length, and the signal that the bridge is open
can be seen 625 feet before entering on the bridge.
The signal being beside the drawbridge on the
western side of the river, should thus have been
seen by the driver at a distance of 1G25 feet. It
was a clear night, with no haze to prevent its
being visible. Birney says that when tie taw the
signal he reversed the engine, but those compe
tent to judge say he could have pulled up the
train in one-third of the distance. flirnev has
been in the employ of the Grand Trunk for
eiaht or ten years, chiefly as fireman. It is only
recently that he bos been promoted to the rank
A brother of Finn, the deceased conductor,
wne shiver of the express train which brought ut
frcm Quebec. It was touching to tee how tho
atrong fellow was unmanned, and wept and
moaned in the excess of his grief, when, on our
arrival at the bridge, be was first male ac
quainted with his brother's ruolancholv Cute.
The Coroner returns by tho next train to Mon
treal. This being a fete dav the inquest could not
be held to-day. lie will have a special train to
morrow to take a jury to view the bodies, and
will then adjourn the Inquest, to be continued in
Montreal, lie has telegraphed to the German
Society of Montreal, requesting them to come
and take charge of the orphaned children, wives
deprived of their husbands, c. The Coroner
also telegraphed to Montreal to have seventy-tire
collins immediately made and scut down. The
. dead have not yet been identified, and it has been
Impossible thus far to get anything approaching
a correct list of thou names.
With the assistance of n Intelligent German
in the employment of Major Campbell, of St.
Xlilaire, I eutered into conversation with a num
ber of the survivors. I found, however, that they
were of very various nationalities, and knew lit
tle of each other's affairs. They camo by tho
tieckar, which arrived at Quebec on Sunday
afternoon lost, from ISremen via Hamburg.
Tbey landed 639 In nnmber, 13 having died on
the passage. One, an old man of H2, died after
reaching Quebec. A numberleft for the West on
. Monday, and 3A4 started bv this unfortunate
train. A lew families remained behind. Tbey
were Austrians, Prussians, Swedes, Panes,
- Bobcmiuus, l'oli-s, and, in one or two cases,
They were bound for Wisconsin, via Chicago
most of them to meet friends already sottled in
that region. Those 1 conversed with were eliielly
from Bohemia. Joseph Koesler, from Bohemia,
lost a boy of three or four years. Vincena Waut
aing, aged 27, single, from II 'hernia, U among
the dead. S. Kolii.kv, from Bohemia, has lost
a babe of one year; himself, wife, and three chil
dren survive. A boy aged 10, named Kukall,
from Bohemia, is among the dead ; bit father and
mother are among the severely wounded. Juliana
Vrhana is dead ; hit widow is among the wounded.
8. Zoninenatik, from Bohemia, lost two chil
dren. Mrs. Kriegir, a widow from Coblenta, ban
lost a son, a daughter, atid a son-in-law; two
daughters survive, wi.li herself.
The appearance of the contents of the chests
recovered fiom the wreck betokened that a uiun
. btr of the emigrants were iu tolerably well-to-do
circumstances. Several bad shuttle and other
implements of the weaver's craft. Some of the
survivors aay that in the cart that they were in
there was no light. The darkness matt have
added immensely to tho terrors of the frightful
descent into the abyss.
The tpai-e between the plert was at first filled
with the precipitated cara to suck a hriirht that
the bridge could not be closed. The "two or
three topmost cars were pulled out of the way by
a locomotive, by means of a tope attached, and
the slight damage done to the edge of the bridge
here the care weut over havl -g been repaired,
. the track was In a condition U permit the re
sumption of ordinary tratlic befo e ten, wheu tho
Quebec train, which had been due in Mr ureal
at 7-25 A. M., passed over. It, of coum' , failed
to make the connection at Montreal for the West.
It it supposed tho total mortality caused hy '.he
accident it about 80. '
Momthkai., Juno 20, Midnight. The train for
tnnately shunted a little in lallln", to that a por
tion of the cart were throv . ......ally on the em
bankment, and in these the people fo the moat
Cm escaped death, though, of course, many wore
tiled and badly Injured. One suffered ampuia
tlon for Injury done to tho knee. Up to mid
night to-night, Wi persons ire been found dead
. nnd it it probable that ten or twelve more are in
the cart, many of which fell into ten feet of water
and sou of which bad not been got up when the
last detpatvh Wat received from toe scene of the
disaster. . ,
Cot t-D Not Pat Thrib IUnt. At a ichool
established tor poor children in an Euglith town,
the clergyman who wat teaching was asking
among other things, "Why as A data and Eve
turned out Of I'aradise ?'' I'p juitqwd a boy,
and with an eager couutenauce answered, "lio-
- cause they could not pay their rent." On inquiry,
it proved that hit i'aiuar and mother had been
turned out for the same cause, and that the like
, catastrophe was then Impending afresh. Pity
.was awakened, the cause wtu iufttttucatcJ. and
Klirf H afforded,
WILSON'S CAVALRY RAID.
CAPTURE OF A REBEL TRAIN
Portions of Two Railroads Destroyed.
ERIDOES, TIES, AND RAILROAD
SIIIRr FIGHT 1VITII THE EMttlT.
SHELLINC OF PETERSDURC
lite r.tc, iitc, r,to nto.
Hkaihu-ahtfrs "Ahmt op tut Totomic,
Wednesday, Juno 20, 10 V. M. At length Wil
son's cavalry expedition, which marched nino
daya ago with the purseof destroying the lati
ville Itailroad, lias been hoard from through
other than Rebel sourcea.
Captain Whittnkcr, of Wilann'a Stan", with an
ccort of 40 men, left the head of the return
ing column at Heims Station, on the Wcldon
road, fifteen miles below Petersburg, early this
morning, and reached Meade's hcud quarters at
He slashed his way through a column of Rebel
infantry, which was moving dow n to intercept
onr cavalry, losing in the dash 25 of his 40; but
he got through.
S ilson't command consists of hit own and
Katitr.'s Divisions. Not halting on tho way out to
more than temporarily break tho Wcldon road,
which he did at Helms Station, he moved rapidly
to llurkcsvllle. the intersection wf the Danville
and Itichmimd and the Petersburg and Lynch
burg roads, 30 miles from Richmond. Then to
the work ot destruction with all tho might of
thousands of active men.
I p to thit time he met but little opposition.
With headquarters at Bnrkeavillo, he despatched
commands to each of the four directions whore
lay a railroad.. In this way, on the Danville road
he burned bridges forty miles apart, and thor
oughly Idcstroycd, to tho burning of every tic
and the twisting of every rail, some twenty miles
On the Tctorslinrg and Lynchburg road he ut
terly destroyed thirty miles, and tired bridges
outskle of that distance.
Having effected the object of his raid, he now
looked out for his lines of retreat, already
threatened by gathering Hebe Is.
lie turned to come back. He met skirmishing
right, left, front, rear, but nothing not easily
ridden through until last night at Stony creek,
on the Weldon road, eighteen miles below here.
There the enemy had concentrated in his front,
and themselves attacked late in the afternoon,
and a severe engagement ensued, lasting into the
lie met the same force that hud been dealing
with Sheridan north of liichmoud. The resclt
doet not seem to have been decisive, although
the losses sustained and inflicted were large.
During last night he tnrncd tho enemy'a Hank,
coming in between fcim and I'etcrsburg, prefer
ring that to the other flank and a longer march.
So far as the force he had been fighting it con
cerned tho move seemt to have been successful.
He eluded it, and would have reached our linea
by noon, but for the llebel infantry column
which Captain Whittukcr discovered and rode
What new plac he adopted on meeting thit
new element in the problem of his return
whether be decided to halt and withstand an
attack or march back on the path be had come
is not known.
Whittukcr bad scarcely reported when General
Meade ordered the 6th Corps, the nearest, to
march to Wilson's support, as au offset to the
Keliel infantry, and tuch of Sheridan's cavalry
as had come up from Windmill Point, where it
crossed the James, wot also ordored to hasten iu
the tame direction.
The 6th Corw marched early in tho afternoon,
divested of all impediments, strtpiied for march
ing and fighting. Such U the situation as far at
heard from, but the collision has doubtless already
We shall hear from it to-morrow. General
Wilton was intrusted with an exceedingly itu-
Eortatit mission. He haa accomplished it, and
e can afford large loss on his return, and still
the raid will be a glorious thing.
When tho Danville road wut completed two
months ago, the Richmond papers pronounced
it worth more than a victory. By a parity of
reasoning, the loss of it is worse than a defeat.
General Hancock, on resuming command of
bis corps to-day, issued a long sjwciid order, re
viewing the achievements of the i!J, referring to
the disinter of last week in terms of rebuke,
which might be construed as a re Meet ion up m
the way the men were handled, rather than upon
the men, and finally stirring them with breathing
thoughts and burning words to still grander
deeds. By request, I refrain from tending it for
The Petersburg Rrgittrr of yesterday it Ingu
briously facetiout over conchology, states that
every liody 'in the city is learning the art of dodg
ing. Staid and resectable citt.eus dodge into
the houses of utter strangers, and penetrate even
to the cellars, without even saying, by your
The 18th Corps bat adopted a badge, a double
triangle inclosed in a quatre loll.
Geuerals Grant and Butler during the dav have
visited several corps headquarters, whether fur
counsel docs not appear.
Buldy Smith has dropped a shell into Peters
burg every lifteen minute the last three days. A
deserter reports that several struck the market
house yesterday, that the Hebcl pontoon bridge
was destroyed by them, ami that numbers are
killed every .day.
Smith silenced two Re'iel batteries across the
Appomuttox yesterday, but tint morning they
disclose two others in position, which be cannot
Major Merriman, MJHew York, had hit arm
shattered by shell irday. The casualties from
tharpshootiug are twenty-five a day iu the lMlh
Corps, and at many in the VtU.
The other eorpt inaiulaiu informal truce. Lee
ban but 3.5,1100 men In our front. The Rebels are
now conscripting between the aire of 17 and oJ;
hitherto, only between 1H and 1 3.
If I were operating, I should write privately
a hi Bull Hun Kusseil Act as though, you hud
heard good news. Tribune.
The Kvcrnt Army lAmtten.
The Commercial, cotnplaiuing of the disposi
tion to magnify losses in receut engagements,
We have good authority for asserting that the
turn total of killed, wounded, and prisoners, ex
clusive of the cavalry and ilunter't column,
will not exceed fifty-two thousaud.
Take the casualties below the James for In
stance. These have been variously estimated at
from 10,000 to 10,000. A note from one of our
prominent citizens at General Grant's head
quarters, dated June 27, contains the following:
" Our losses have been wauiticd. Tho entire
lost of killed, wounded, aud prisoners, south of
the James, will not exceed 7 WO. I went all over
the ground on Saturday, and made accurate re
turns. There were here then 44iiO wounded (many
of them slightly), and MbOiick men. 1 believe all,
or nearly all, are in from the front. About 10'HJ
wounded were tent off by the Connecticut on
taturday, leaving here this morning about 3 100
wounded, all told."
Nulla r must it he understood that these fifty,
twe thousand men are entirely unavailable dur
ing this campaign. Owing to the fact that little
artillery wat used In the Wilderness, the woundt
incurred by our men ere, iu a majority of cases,
slight, to that very many of theui have already
recovered and reported for duty. During the
l ast two weeks ten thousand have left the Wash
ington hospitals for the front. i
The Richmond VtHuirer, of the 29th alt., gave
a list of 11.130 Rebel wounded who had been
sent to hospitals from Lee's army, and 3010 from
Beauregard's command. Thit did not include those
seut from the Uapidan to Gordensville, Char,
lottesville, Stauuum, and other pouts. These
probably numlierod at many more. What the
Confederate losses hare since been, we know
not ; but, according to their own accounts, live
generals were placed kor, d oumhat at Cold liar
Lor alone, while their total number of general
oilicers killed, wounded and, taken prisoner! up
to the siege of Petersburg number twouty-elght.
Iu addition to thit, seventeen thousand prisoner
have been captured and are now iu our hands,
.from these tigura we can approximate to the
Itebel losses thus, far during Uiul memorable
THE DEFENSE OF CAPTAIN' SEMMES.
Reasons Why the Kebel Pirates Burn
Their Prizes, and the Remedy,
Tlie fact that Captain Semmcs had pu'lihcd a
l ng defense of his piratical cxpl li: in the Lon
don Win, has air. ady been stated. The d a tt
ii.ent was accompanied by the following letter ;
To ihr F-1iior t fie Timet
Kir: Do me the favor to puMNh In the Tim'
the inc'ie-ed communication, which 1 deaigu ai
n reply to numerous asaults upon me by the
l'.t elisli Press, not excepting au oocaMonal
'rumble" from yontselves, on the t'ibj"ct of inv
destroying prizes nt sea without adjudication by
a Prize Couit.
1 he London Freninij Star nnd kindred negro
phiiiKt ussorialcs have been particularly virulent
and abusive. Tho tcim "pirate" is a favorno
epithet with them, but aa abuse is alwayi evi
ilence of the weakness of the r inse In which II is
deployed, and at tliit little failing may lie a sort
of voeabulilie necessity wiih them, to enable
them to pursue their polite calling, perhaps I
ought not lo quarrel with it.
If in the course of my remarks I have found It
nei esMiry to r vii w some of the acts of your (iov
ctnnii nt, I tru.-t vou will give mc credit for doitu
this in a spirit of justice and lair plav, and not
ilh a disposition to be querulous or censorious.
I have alleged no fact thut will not be conceded ;
and if my reasoning upon the premises be sound,
no linrm can have been done to any one, site o
tho truth is never unjust. If, on tho contr.irv,
the reasoning be tinsouud, you bine the pru'tc
and scalpel nt hand.
I am, respectfully, Ac,
t K. Sf.mmks", Captain C. S. Navv.
Conlcdcrate Stab s steamer Alabama, on ' the
high teas, April, l!bl.
The following extracts from Captain Scmmes'
communication show itsrfrift and spirit:
"I had the honor to command tho first vcsel-of-wnr
(the steamer .Smer) commissioned by
the Cotifcdtrate States in tho present war, aud
having successfully run the blockade of New
Orleans and got to sea, it early became necessary
fur mc to adopt some mode of disposing of my
"A blockade of the entire coasts of the Confede
rate States hail already been declared, and the
enemy was busy in collecting and arming ships
to enforce It ; and I presumed that in the course
of a few months tho blockade would bo at least
sufficient to keep out sail vevsels, and of this
class, with rare exceptions. It wan probable my
prizes would be. It was ch ar, therefore, that I
should lie effectually prevented from tending my
prizes into the Confederate ports-
"Up to the time of my running the blockado
(June 30, lh61 ), I had not seen her Rrtttanic M i
jesty't ordert iu council, prohibiting the bellige
rents from bringing their priset into llritish
potts; and lookiug to the unequal operation of
such orders, I had strong hoes that none such
would be issued. I made my first priics on the
coast of Cuba, and with a view to lest the dis
tition of Spain in this matter, I sent them, seven
in number, into the port of Cienfaegos. Their
arrival was tclcgrnplied to the Captoia General at
"The Cnptain-Genoral wai without instructions,
the orders of neutrality of the Queen of Spain
not yet having been received. The prizes were
permitted to remain until these orders should
arrive. The orders camo, and the prizes were
afterwards ilk-gally landed over to the enemy,
instead of being warned to depart. Spain, a well
as France, bad followed the lead of Great Britain,
and In due time all the smaller commercial
nations dkl the same. To show the objects I bad
in view in sending in these prizes, I quote below
an extract from my letter to the Uovornor of
" 'The cargoes of several of these vessels are
claimed, at appcari by certificates found among
the papers, aa Spunisk property. This foot can
not, of course, be verified, except by a iudioial
Eroceedmg in the prize courts of the Confederate
tales, diut while thit fact It being determined,
what is to be done with the property i I have
tlie ripht to destroy the vessels and not the ear
goes, in case the latter should prove to be, as
claimi d, Spanish property ; but how can I destroy
tlie former and not the hitter i
" '1 cannot before sentence unlade the rargoci
nnd dtliver thetn to the claimants, fur I do not
know that the claims will be sustained, aud I
cannot destroy the cargoes, for I do not know
that the claims will not be sustained. Indeed,
one of the motives which influenced me in seek
ing a Spanish port was the fact that the-e cargoes
wero claimed by Spanish subjects, whom 1 am
desirous of putting to as little inconvenience as
possible in the unlading and reception of their
purty after seuteuce, in cats it should be re
stored to them.'
'Ti will thut be seen that I wat not onlransiotn
to i onilemn my prizes, but to nut neutrals to as
little ittconvenlenie as possible. If my prizes
tiad iMen received into neutral ports, and per
mitted to remain there until they could be adju
dicated by our prize courts, sitting In our own
territory, no potsiblo Inconvenience, that I can
perceive, could have resulted le neutral nutions,
and the rights of everyone wot Id have been to
nin d the right of the captor to tliu full benellt
of hit prize, and the right of the neutral claim nit
"Hi at it. convenience to Oreat Britain, for ex
simple, could possibly have growa it of tho fact
of a captured vessel lying quietly at hui dock In
the peit of Liverpool, iu charge of a thlp-Kecper
and p.ize agent, until she could be adj'idiea'ud ;
and if sbe should be condemned, why could she
not have been told as quietly at public auction
nt if she bad been seized and told under
an execution for debt? It wat my inten
tion to follow the precedent set in the
Cienfuetoi case of tending all my prizet
into the most convenient porta for the partios con
cerned ; as, where there were Knglish claimants,
into Kngiisbportt ; French claimants into French
ports, Ac. This intention was frustrated, at hat
been seen, by the orders of the Queen's Govern
ment I say the Queen't Government, because
that Government gave the cue which was fol
lowed by all the other nations. By these orders
I was deprived at the same time of tho right of
asylum and sale of my prizes, and of the power
"What course was expected of me under these
circumstances ? Was It expected that I would
abandon the right of capture altogether ? or that
I would be guilty of the child's play of captur
ing llie enemy's ships with one hand and releas
ing them with the other? That, in short, I
would retire from the high seas, and leave the
cutmy to pursue hit commerce; his 'innocent
and peaceable commerce,' at Mr. Adams plain
tively and naively calls it, without molestation ?
If you did not suppose this and 1 will not
impute tuch folly to a people who not
only know the value of commerce to a bellige
rent, but who have alwayi annihilated the com
merce of their enemies iu their own wars yon
must have known that I would destroy the
enemy's ships in every case where it wai possible.
Why, then, do you complain of tho course I
pursued i Was it just to force that course upon
me, and then exclaim against It in pious horror ?
Js this the Kind of 'fair play' upon which iig
lithuicn pride themselves I"
Captain Scmmes then alludes to the relative
positions of the belligerents at the commence
ment of hostilities. He sayt :
"A large portion of the wealth of tho Fedora
Statea consisted In their commerce, j and if this
could be destroyed, an inqiortant blow would bo
struck in the war. The 'Volunteer Corps' of the
tea at legitimate at the 'Volunteer Corps' of
the land wat tho most effective weapon with
which to strike this blow; aud accordingly, in
the first days of tho war, several privateers
were commissioned, and other were being
rapid! j fitted out, when the Queen's ordert ap-
Iieared, aud knocked the wholo scheme on the
"As If by magic, tho privateers which had
alicady been soiumiusiined disappeared from
tbe Seat, aud all work was auspended on those la
course of preparation, and the little Sumter, after
wards assisted by two or three other small ves
sels, was obliged to undertake tho herculean
task of destroying a commerce aecond only to
that of Great Bntuiu, and which covered every
sea. The roaton of the disappearance of these
private armed ship it obvious.
"They are prepared at the coat of Individuals,
and depend wholly upon their captures for sae
ccat. If these cannot be made available, the en
terprise becomes abortive, and the capital In
vested in it it tuuk, and they could not be made
available by reason of the Queen't ordert referred
to, denying them the right of asylum in British
waters, the British Foreign Secretary well know
log that they rould not be made available in the
Confederate ports because of the blockado, the
blockade having been proclaimed on the ltith of
April, 1661, and the orders in Council not having
been issued until the. 1st of the following June.
"to far at result were concerned, the British
Government might at well have Juid to the (,'on
f. derate Mate, B (he words of the 'Declaration'
of l'ati", 'PVvahMfHg f and remains abolished,'
ajlhtfflt lite ffci 5tote were uvf bound j tho
sa'd (Uela'a'lon, the 1'nib'd States, then tho
Ketirral mouthpiece, having declined to accede
tlien to befotc the war.
'There was no oceaion for Mr. Seward to cn
denvoi U sneak' intnthis ' declaration, 'alter the
war. In the hope that hy becoming a putytolt
tireat Hriinin would llletal y hold tint the Con
feder.i'p tides, now acknowledged as he'!igerent,
would In b mid bv the act of their enemy. The
hritlsli Foteign Se. re'ary knew his Im.inew
b tti r than this. With th- Ino-t c immcnd.ildc
sa mity, he took cure of his loL'ic and of Ids
t r ! ltd Mr. Seward t tlie same Hum, and accom
pli hid the object of the 1'ider.il Government by
ins orders iu conne I, without permitting its
mirlsti r to humiliate himclf.
"1 hi- was one re iilt ot me declarition nf neu
trality Am Ice pa tiality put forth by tircat
Kri'iiin. Hut tlio inischicfdid not end here. The
Conic delate Slates be ing compelled to restrict
their r 'nations upon tl.c high si as to their shi,t-of-w
ar, tlioe ships were also seriously cin'iar
ntssed by this declaration. Their inability to
in jiidieidc their prizes has already been referred
to. As a consequence of this inability they eoulel
make no beneficial use of them.
'Not only to, they were compelled in many
Instances to release them on ransom bond for
the benefit of neutrals that is to sav, to give
neutral claimants of cargoes an opiiortiinity af er
the war, when the bonds should be tued upon,
to vindic ate their claims in a court of justice,
which opportunity their own Governments hail
denied to tliein during the war bv rendering it
Impossible for them to go before a Confederate
"Tlie release of these vessels opera'cd strongly,
too, in fnvor of the enemy. For it amounted to
a loan to him of so much property, of which he
bad liccn rightfully deprived, with hich to carry
on the war; his bonds, In the lneintime, being of
no use to the captors, as It wat impossible to col
lect them until alter tho war. This double mis
rhief, therefore, ensued In these bond cases the
enemy continued to carry on his commerce, and
commerce to a belligerent it strength ; whilt the
captor's means, itiuail the war, were not Increased
by his captures.
"The re.ider will now see why as few of thcie
ililps as possible wuie released on bond, the
iclciifc ben g confided to those c.isct iu which an
apparent bnnajiifr netittal claim Wiia presented
on the face ol propcily prepared papers. Ne,or
tlicless, to show the good fulfil with which tlio
cap'or must have acted towards neutrals in this
matter, every ship destroyed by him was somiich
property destroyed against his own Interest; for
the ship being destroyed, no prize-money would
be realized, whereas the bond would be valuable
to bim nt the end of the war.
"And although it was to he presumed thatevery
officer wi tild, trom a senso of duty, destroy as
many of his prizes as possible, vet we see th it at
least he bad no private Interest to urge him to
destroy them, when there was a question of
neutral rights, his leaning bolug, in fact, tho
"This, then, is the working ef thoso British
orders in council which, on (he face of ihem,
uppc ar to be entirely unexceptionable stripping
oil the diplomatic disguit of language (which
is so thin and transparent that the wonder is (bat
it should have been resorted to at all with the
bone of concealment) more unjust, oppressive,
and unnatural orders c ould no', have lieen devised.
"It the practical effect of these orders is such
as 1 have staled, what excuse can lie ottered for
adopting them ? Can it be naid that no other
course was ojien to tho British Government
oncler the laws of nations If so, that would lie
a snfllrletit excuse; for where a Government has
no alternative it would certainly be unjust to hold
it responsible for all the consequential damages
ot its nets.
"It might be taid with truth, In reply to our
complaints, 'We were obliged, under the laws of
nations regulating nil controlling our neutrality,
to exclude your prizet from our ports; and if, by
reason of your inferior naval force aud the con
sequent blockade of yonr ports, the rule operates
more harshly upon you than upon the enemy,
that it your misfortune, not our fault.' But the
fuel Is, there Is no such excuse to offer."
The writer then gives a number of precedents
to show thit it wat equally open to Great Britain
to admit as-well at to exclude the Confederate
prizet ; and also contends that, had the entry of
the prizet been permitted, the captors wonld
have been able to condemn them, so at to give
an Indefeasible title to the purchaser. In con
clusion, he urges that there it no difficulty In the
way of revoking the ordert In council, and "re
taming to a teute of justice."
TbcB "Tlrats" Don't Iti ink Marh af the
"Hold Kalllewr ISuy'a" A remnant.
From the Ttmti, Jvn IS.
The sum and substance of hit argument is
that be burned the ships because he had no other
means of annoying the Federals, and this is the
best account that he could give of the matter.
The basis, then, of Captain Semmea' reasoning
being radically unsound, the superstructure can
hardly be stronger. It is in vain that he accu
uiuluiet ami, mines to thowibat if we had not
(Npicosly excluded the prizet of both lielli
gircnit, the presumption would have been in
luvor of their admi,on.
Very bktiy it might, though it is a point upon
wh.c h the text writers speak with hesitation ;
but what is beyond all question, Is that we had a.
pcrlc rt right so to exclude them, and that we
exercise it. Of course, it would have been very
convenient to tho Conlcdcrate States to havo
prize courts of their own, sitting at Charleston r
.Savannah upon prizes connructiveiy iu their
custody ; but in loci lying in the Mersey or too
l.o doubt, it was extremely vexatious to tee
the prime Inducement to privateering cut away
by the order in council, for no private adventurer
could aflord to adopt the tactics of tho Alabama
and In r consort. "As if by magic, the priva
teers which had already been commissioned dis
appeared from tho seax," and "so far as remits
were concerned," the Declaration of Paris was
put in force against the Confederates.
The inference drawn by Captain Semmea is,
that being free to choose one of two alternatives,
we should have chosen that which would have
been least hard upon bim. This reminds ns of
the "sympathy" which tho Nor.hcrncrs used to
demand that we should infuse into our neutrality.
Had we yielded to such unpeala on either side,
we should by this time be playing the part of the
Homeric Zeus, now giving the Trojans a lilt, now
inclining the scales in favor of tlie Greeks.
Again we must protest against so absurd a
view of our true position as neutrals, it would
have been more to the purpose if, instead of im
puting unworthy motives to Ibis country, he had
taken the opportunity of explaining the circum
stances nude r which the Alabama and other Con
federate cruisers have been equipped in fraud of
that neutrality which he invokes. Ju-tice is one
thing, hut parties who claim something more
than justice, because they ure "struggling against
odds," must ut least come iuto court with clean
There bus been very much said about the in
deciaixenem of all the numerous buttles of this
war. But, in fact, there have beeu very many
deciiive ha'tlcs. We may look at tho decisive
Dtss of field actions in three aspects; First,
battles which are decisive simply of the Jifltt
of which we have a favorable example in Mur
frcesboro, and an adverse example in Freaer
icksbarg. Secondly, buttles which are decisive
of the war in large Stutas, or over great surfaces
of the country of which Fort Douulson, wliicu
ended the war in Kentucky Pea Ridge, which
ended it iu Missouri and Vicksburg, which
ended it on tho Mississippi, are examples.
Thirdly, battles which are absolutely decisive
of the wholo fortunes of the war undo! the fate of
tho parties or countries involved of which latter
class, in ita largest aspect, we have perhaps not
yet had an example. Professor Creasy, of Kug
land, wrote a book entitled "The Fifteen Deci
sive Battles of the World," and by decisive bat
tles he meant such battles at affected tho whole
com so of histoiy, as regards the groat com
batants, and which, had they issued omo
sitcly to what they did, would have resulted in
a condition of atfuirs permanently different
from that which we now see or have seen.
Fixing upon sac U battles by tracing up to them
throughout the subsequent and intricate course
of historical events, as Creasy docs, we say we
really cannot yet settle definitely whether or no
tuch a battle Lai been fought. We caunot yet
tee events through the long perspective as our pos
terity a hundred years heuce will be enabled t do,
nor can we lake in the full tcope tml bearing o
actions that have already transpired or are now
But may wo not suggest that Gettysburg wul
perhaps a decisive battle, even in the largest
sense f Had the result of that great day been
defeat inatead of victory to our anus, the na
tional capital would have fallen and beyond
this, what shall we conjecture, either as regards
event or consequence f It niuy appear, when
the history of this whole war can bo fully sur
veyed, that that battle not only saved the tfortu,
but really broke the South that it was the crit
ical event of the war, the turning point in all itt
fortunes. And this by no means belittles the
mighty work we now have in hand, or the mighty
woik we yet have lo do. Arm and Aavy
: IlroadttaUrs Dwa.
New Yobk, July 2. Flour hat declined 5D0i
76c. Wheat 16c lower.. Corn dull. Provldou!
dull. Wtutky Aowluitl. G.vM&
tolnnrl "llllly Wilson.
Colonel William Wilson, of tlie Wilson onivcs,
was k.llcd by a fall from hit horse on Thursday
afternoon, while riding throngli his farm In West
clutter county, Dec-aed was an active poiti
ciau, and .-ctvecl as Alderman of the First War I
for seicnil ycais. At the breaking out of Die
Rebellion bo rul ed a legliuent of volunteers, and
serve d his loiintiy for two years iu the Depart
ment of the Gulf. During the s'ay of (he rcg -Itn
nt on Santa Rosa Island, the Rebels surprised
WI son's camp, nnd it was only by dint of some
tcirih c fph' ng that the 7, nave escaped being
cnitnrt d. The reetiuetit subsequently served In
Imisiann, and after an absence of two ye ir, re
turned to the city with the loas of about four
bundled ineu. A. ). limit.
The death of John Clancy, the noted journalist
and politic ian of this rity, occurred yenturday
morning at fonr o'clock, at his residence, Ni. '.'I
F. Nineteenth street, of Inflammation of tho
brnln. He leturned Inst week from Lake Ma
hopac, suffering from the effects of a sun-stroke,
which utterly prostrated hiin, and was the ulti
mate cause nf his death.
Mr. Clancy was liom in the Sixii Ward on the
4th of March, 1HJ0, of Irish pareutigc. Whit
education he received while young was obtained
through his own energy unci perseverance. At
the age of twenty-one, or thereabout, he removed
to Sniaiinah, Gcotgia, and became engaged in
nureaniile business, occasionally corresponding
with the New York papers.
lie returned from the South afiorafew months'
residence, and commenced studying law under
Peter B. Sweene y. 'lids occupation n et suiting
his taste, he relinquished it) and when the New
York Isniier was commenced, a'tachccl hitmelf
to (bat paper as a writer, the first editoiial iu tho
first issue, May 27, being from hit pen. About
six years ago he became the sole proprietor.
Iu WA and lS"j he held a seat iu the B urd of
Couneilmen from tho F.leventh District. He w.w
elected liom the Sixth Ward to tho Board of
Alde rmen, over which he presided, lor IS Hi and
ltW, and again In IHoti. He occupied tho posi
tion of County Chrk iu 18 . U and Ike two follow
ing years, with honor and credit. His first
rntrancoiiito the political arenaw.ia under tlie
regime of Tammany Hall, and he has been a
prominent and ac tive member of thut organiza
tion ever since.
When the Peace party of the Tamm inv Society
was exerting its utmost effort to carry Tammany
over te their side, the most strenuous and active
opponent they had was Mr. Clancy, who, after
repeated endeavors, brought the Society ovor to
the War Democracy. Mr. Clancy was beloved
by a large circle of friends, and his courteous
manners obtained tho rcspcetof his enemies. Ho
leaves three relatives brother aud two sisters,
the probablo heirs to bis property, estimated at
.30,0u0. .V. y. Tributie.
William Kmlth O'llrlrn. the Irish Patriot
From I A .encjem Pott, June 18.
Mr. William Smith O'Brien died on Thursday,
at Bangor. His name was first rl.lreulous, as a
prisoner of tho coal-hole of the House of Com
mons; next notorious as tho leader of the Irish
Rebels of 1818; again ridiculous, when he fought
and was captured In Widow Welsh's cabbage
garden ; and, finally, simply obscure.
Mr. William Smith O'Brien was born In 1803.
He was the second son of Btr Kdward O'Brien,
fourth baronet of Dromoland, in tho county of
Clare, by the oldest daughter and co-heiress of
Mr. William Smith, of Cahirmoyle, Limerick.
His elder brother (butter known as Sir Lucius
O'Brien, long tlie conservative M. P. for Clare)
succeeded bis father at fifth baronet in 18.17, and
became thirteenth Baron Iuchfquin in ItiM.
Mr. O'Brien, after an education at B irr.iw and
Trinity College, Cambridge, entered Parliament
In ltcjfi, as tho tory M. Y. for Knnia, and opposed
Mr. O'Cotincll at the famous Clare election. He
was member for Limerick from 183 ) to 1819, and
this was the important part of bis senatorial
career the position of a Protestant Irish county
member being his Archimedean stand-point,
whence he could, as be thought, move the Irish
world to O'ConncJIum.
It would not be of any use, and it would be
certainly of little fnteraat, to mention the honor
able gentleman a epeeclies, aud the little skir
mishes which were perpetually taking place in
conHsqnence, preliminary to that in tho cabbage,
garden. But the month of April, 18l', produced
a terrible outburst of Col. la iucl.ga ition on the
part of the tnemher liom Liuieci k county, which
ended in a coal hole.
The general election released Mr. O'Brien, hut
his ccutintsm'nt had not brought hint w. adorn.
The revolution of February la Paris, and the
reneral upheaving of the continent of Kmopc,
te. nird to produce a land of echo in Irvlmd.
O'Connell had bet n dead a year, or lino fun he
would have made of Mr. Smith O'Brien's ridicu
lous deputation to Paris with Meagher of the
sword, O'Gorman and otaers, who axe immor
talized by Mr. Thackeray.
M. Liunaitine was good enough to let the
treason-uiopgc. i a down easily ; bnt be flatly told
them that the republic "would not commit au
act, would not utter a word, would not breathe
an insinuation" against the "inviolability of na
tions," which grand phrase merely means doing
Iiigland the kindness to let her mind her owu
business. The Biitish Gurernincnl did not seem
to appreciate) Mr. O'Brien's love for French
fashions, and tried him for sedition.
lie was defended by Mr. Isaac Butt in the Hall
of Four Courts, and the jury did not agree, and
the matte r cnuio to an end, though similar luck
did nut befall John Mitchell. Nothing daunted,
Mr. Smith O'Brien, having been negatively suc
cessful at sedition, resolved to make a direct at
tempt at high treason. Towards the end of July,
be attempted to get up an Irish rebellion on a
small scale; troops were sent off to Ireland, and
Lord Clarendon issued proclamations.
He gathered a lot of ople together by Slieve
nnmnu Mountains, and it was rumored of hi n
that " if an attempt was made to take him there
would be fighting. The fighting may have takea
place, but the proceedings ol "the Giant O'Brien,"
as he was called, were more like skulking. Ho
was arrested alTburles on the Ath of August,
and so thesiily insurrec tion came loan end. Mr.
O'Brien was tried lor high treason and condemned
Her Majesty was advi-ed to commute the death
penalty; but Mr. O'Brien the ruling passion
s re. rg even to death refused the proffered boon,
w hich, however, the bigotry and intolerance of
the odious Kngltsh Government compelled him
to accept. He was sent to Bermuda, and refused
to join Mitcheil in forfeiting his word and escap
ing. He was ultimately pardoned (1800), and
has been only lately favorably known by a most
sensible and judicious loiter against enlistment
In Ireland lor the Federal American party.
The I'ubllr Ikt-lit,
The followLng is a correct statement of the
public debt, as appears from the books, Trea
surer's returns and requisite ns in the Treasurer's
Department, on the 28tb of June, 1MGI :
I'elil Interest purst.le in ,1a. s.io,l7.7Ks
lifl.l interest m .cable la currency tfa,aje,e;; 21
Jlel.l ell which lulrt-sl tnucaeel..... ...... Hill, 17:1 tl.l
lieta btuilus uo IliUMre-st .... 4HH.s:s!,(Si-'i 7fl
Tc.Ut tl,74U,OJil,SS!l iti
The annual liorsrxt on the outstanding debt
on June W, payitUln gold, was W')2,0.'t,!li;i rl;
interest payable Th currency, 4JtJl,tiJ,315-t.S,
making the total annual interest ou the whole
debt at thut time, $T.i,i0,lM-2i ; tho amount of
fractional currency outstanding was 12J,210,
4.1110. and Ihc unpaid requisitions amounted to
'i0'J,ii2O. The amount iu the Treasury was
The gold extectod to be derived from the pro
posed foreign loan will bo usod in the liquidation
of the three-year 7 .i-10 notes authorized by Con
gress July, 18i.l, which become payable Aagust
IS and October 1, lsdl. Tho amount of those
notes outstanding is $U'.),UTtJM,
After that time no gold will bo required to re
deem the principal of any loans or bonds until
Januaty, 18bj, when the Treasury Indemnity
bonds, amounting to a little over $2,1 jO.Oou are
redeemable ; also, the 6 icr cent, bonds of Janu
ary, ltV.t, amounting to over ".i,iKsj,Ooo, which
fail due after December, 18U7, and the 8 per cent,
bonds of 184b, amounting to near yj,iH)0,000,
which are payable after July 1, 18i8. No prin
cipal becomes due alter that date until 1871.
IlEKxriT. We call the attention of the theatro
golns public U the aanouaoamont of tkt bottom of If Itt
Letts, UuCalllbrela star aotrett, which takaa piaottlus
Tntn .! Drrw a Arch Htreot Theatre. Tint
psrAlatsncewfTi be cr a mettle? chtraraer, fnttriiotive as
btlua MIS Ku.lc anil Mr. liarum Hill appear
in lb lraeu vi u., whlla Miss J.olta will appual le
tl.e rltll.niilc s fr tl.i aaa.eiiee by tl.a persuinlli-au.ta of
"Nan" In the Uoaal tor .VvlAtny, aud bar laaioua Tuutj
liaoie ana comic sons.
Arrival of the "Heel."
Nkw Yohk, July 2 The steamship lfecla ar
rived this morning. UoJ advice havs bvon au-UciputvtL
TO-DAY'S WASHINGTON NEWS.
Spof lul Drapntruf lo Kronlne Ie!ot;rph.
Wasiiinotok, July 2.
The Mllllnrv lull.
The Conference Committee on tho Miitaiy
bill bare agreed aud scon will report. Commu
tation is abolished, and recruiting 11 certain
limned Kebel States is permitted. Foity days'
notice must be given befe.ro 11 draft takes place.
The Srw crclry.
Mr. Fesrndcn has not yet decided to accept
flic Treusuryshtp, but It Is considered certain lie
will do so. Should Mr. Fessonden accept of tlio
Treafiiry appointment. It Is not thought that lie
will propose any additional taxation at present,
as he was averse to it wheu it was proposed by
Al.onrnmrnt of ( cinnrcss,
Congress will endeavor to adjourn to-day.
Wasihsotok, July 2. The conimnnieaion of
rx-Secretary Chnse, which he sent to the Com
mittee of Wayt and Means on the 2:th ult,
The aggregate revenue from all sources for tlio
year closing with ihu .'10th reached $242,000,0 a).
The expe uses, inc luding two months' pay of tlto
army, due July 1, 88cl,ior,0ru. 1
The amount In excess of revrnne, .$ol0,00;),000.
Taking tlie highest amount estimated, and assum
ing that the miscellaneous receipts will reush
fc;ti,(KKi,('MHj, the whole amount of revenue for tlie
next yeur cannot be set down at more than
:il8,fi(iO,(iOO, - 1
Tlie expenditures of the yeir are likely to roach
8.W,i00,HO0, and i4fs0,UlKI,lHKI is to lie raised by
leans. The loan hill provides for only ly
000,000, and that is tho largest sum In hi judg
ment that can bo reasonably attempted. I
There remains, tlieu,.8'2,(iOO,000 to be provided,
for all considerations of public interest seemed
to him to require imperatively that It be raisotl
by the increase of revenue. He proposed tt
raise tbedcticleticy, so that the changes proposed
ny nun would produce me uiuereuce.
Dillcrcnce between the rate of in
c tins by the old and new bill.
added to the tax of the current
Tax on leaf lot.aeco
Income tax on smoking and chew
ing Increase of tax on malt liquors
Tax on dealers sales....
Tax on spirits on hand
Increase of tax on spirits
Add the anion nt not increased hut
brought from the next into the
present current year
Makingan aggregate of actual or vir
ronatrrntif ln Among the Gold NMMnlev
torn Reported Release of Colonel Fhk
Itenlh of sa Old lr lender Teal Imonjr
ort'olored Prmons, Ktr., Etc.
Ipeetml Daimlth la Tie Brenint tVatfrap.
Baltimokb, July 2. Gold speculators hare are
greatly taken aback by the unexpected tumble
in gold. Many will lose largely.
Senator Ftssenden's appointment to the Trea
sury Department imparts great confidence to all
The reported release of Colonel Fisk from the
Penitentiary Is nntroe. One of Colonel Wooloy's
officers taw him In prison two days ago. A dis
reputable woman here represented herself to
President Lincoln as his sister, and wat near
securing his pardon. '
Edward Jay, an old defender of D.iltimore,
died in the eighty-eighth year of his ago yes
terday. . .
The Military Commission, which It now re
ceiving negro testimony against whlto portons, is
causing some excitement, and much greater cau
tion on the part of disloyalists how they act be
fore their servants and colored people.
Passengers from Cumberland this morning
represent all quiet along the B iltlmore and Ohio
ltadroad. No guerillas are visible, and the road
is strongly (juaided.
UNITED STATES CONGRESS.
WAsniMoroit, Jarr 9.
Hoi FK. The Speaker laid before the Honse a
comniitTilratea frnm the Union Demnrratlr Aacia'i.jn,
atkins thai. In the event of Inclement weather on tha 4tn
eil July, llie. ate of I lie ilaU be graueael to Uiaia la wbleb lo
ee'leSrule lite dav.
Mr Htevena taid It wwild be proposed tn-day In adlonrn
ttll Uoaifav at neon, and benca the IlaU outtld nest be
granted lor tcieli a purp. te.
Mr. liuvli (Md.) otijc-cied to Ilia Rail being used for any
otl er than Ic-Kltletlve purpose.
Mr !'. (Cih.o) ,aW ehe flail had bom Bran ted for other
and worta pun met by the senileinan'a vote.
I Mr. Davie taid thestnllemau was nuetaken.
Mr. tlox eonieratuliled llie ifi'iitlc-uiaa for aot SKreelntt
With the Jtrpaliliran tide nf the Ueaite.
l-a motion 111 Mr. ftlavent the requett wat (abled.
Mr. Kenton (N. Y.), reported tlio annate bill providing
for Ihec-olleitlon and ttle of capture I and atiantlontid
pn.ierty In Insnrre-e-tli.ntry dlttrlclt, and for preventing
and piinl.htia: n-atult. I'aateet
Mr. Cox (Ohio) ottered a resolution wblch wat obiccteel
lo instructing ll;e t'omiutttett on Public expenditures lo
report at the licit se.cli.u a but raising die talarlet of
fe-niaie ele-rkt In it.e public department- n S'ltio per yesr.
Mr. Hicvcna I I'a.) refssrle.! a bell a-hich wat psi-ad,
ai.iOirlallrs SIMsi 10 enable tbeAeretarruf the Treasury
to tarw enu, effect the act to prevent tiugllag.
Slur Piew Flnanrler.
William ritt Fessonden, born in Boscawen, N.
II., In 1800, settled as a lawyer In Portland In 1829,
was elected thence to tho Legislature of Maine in
11)31, and has ever since rauked among tho fore
most men of that State. He served repeatedly
at intervals in the more popular House, always
Willi marked distinction ; and in 1810 waselectod
to Congress and served through hit term, declin
ing a re-election.
He was persuaded to run again for Congress
in IHW, and received a majority of the votes, bat
tlie tent was awarded to his Democratic competi
tor by the canvassers, und he declined to ix.n
tc st it. He was chosen United Siatos Senator in
WA, by a uniou of Whigs and Pree Soil Demo
ciats, und has ever since filled a teat in that
body. He has for somo years len the Chair
man of its Finance Committee, which is Its fit at
position iu rank and importance. Hit discharge
01 the duties uf thut post has rendered hicn thor
oughly familiar with every question relating to
the national nuances; and there is probably no
other man in America who could sljpatonco
iuto Governor Chase's shoes and succeed him in
lis arduous and trying labors with so little hesi
tation or misgiving. Mr. Fessenden it one of tho
ablest lawyers in America, and has no superior
at a ready, forcible debater. Wo expect to hear
toon, through the Copperhead organs, that he is
a thief and swindler; but, up to this uour.no
man has ever questioned his integrity. .V. X.
Qi-artfr Sessions Jud.-e Allison. This
morning Charles Bambaugh, who la charged with
the killing of John Graves, by ihootiug him with
a pistol, had a hearing on habaat corpus. The
application was that he be admitted to bail on the
ground that In no event could he be convicted of
murder. After hearing testimony aud reading
tome of the evidence taken befuro the Coroner,
the Court granted the application, and fixed tho
ball nt 911100, which being entered Bain bang h
Desertion case! were then called up at the re
quest of Mr. Fin letter, Solicitor for the Guardians
of the Poor, aud a number were disposed of.
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HaMiue letdo Kimball, Clark, New Orleans, II Sinunt. :
Barque eiraeulaud, Kver.-U. I'eu.ecolt, W orkiaau A Co ,
a.-hr Trident, Hunlmou, Rotten, ! Huddell.
Sul.r L. t)Us,nl,OoHOU,Caitrlalo, J. at. lo""V
bkhr i.C. v. alalia, luimg, 1'uravn, Useumaet. VW
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a..,.. mi ,e liArflaCt. (luBiiailr. T iuo
Bi hr alhiiira-itii a.n'Qi, i-"!"'
ANurvF I' V notion. lo bAUoal M
Hear J. uadwaiacier, w iinami. ... vpa.
He hr a. A. 1 alor. lenart, u. s- o
fcrhr J. Lancatler. WiUlaaet. Bo.ton. oraaU A Cos
Bear r.rej". " Ke'eiU, .IO.";fTr 1 jrl-r to.
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Statu or THBRveatRTsn Te-rATv Six A. M,
714. Noon, HI j. One P. M., M. Wind W.
Hkavv SToaar lit HaavnirviLi.s Grbat
Ta mo p rTA rwitii. Yesterday aftcftjoori the
heavy rain storm, followed by thunder and
lightning, did considerable tlumage to proiicrty
The Col 11 mWa Hotel, kept hy William M Hire,
was injnred to a great extent. Thia hotel wa
Mrnck bv lightning, which tore the pirrltiona
apart and set lire to the building. The flames,
however, were extinguished before, any headway
bad been gained.
Ibt store ef Mr. Bowman, dote, hy, w a'so)
slightly darrmged hy being sfrurK by lightning.
The fire ran clown the side of the house, aud tor
oil the window-sill. ,
1 he residents of the place say they have- not
witnessed such a storm for many jnars. Hail
of enormous sl.e fell In great force, breaking a
number ol panes of glass iu the neighborhood,
and doing other mischief.
Tre es and fences were Mown down In every
direction. A man who was driving a horse anil "
wngnn along the Lancaster piko narrowly escipeel
eleath by the falling of a tree directly In hit front.
As it was, his horse took fright srid ran awav,
(Itagrliig the driver after him. Fortnntolv-he
k .: ..It wjtb but slight inmricev , . "
a;.,af was also done In Cathedral
, - ... r- 1 - and hnshes were torn up
1 1 d . : r '..-tiier; Daring the
'- . . . img to tha .
.. 'i - fin.
'. - '. - !! !... a
tho carriB- ; - "". .; 1 'p
Se ine tlvo carina, s i": ,
tuner above tho Coluiu:. 1 a .....,.- 4,
trees fell across the pike. '. , ' 1 '
The storm was very severe throughout U . '
tlons of the Twenty-fourth Ward, and lasted foa.
some honrs. 1
In this d y, although the rain fell la great
abundance, there wus but little wind prevailing
at the time, and the damage done, U any, waa
bnt slight. . if: o.'.; 1
Dxtn of a OtD Citiseh. Mr. Btrnjawta
Sage, ef West Philadelphia, was ma 'over this
morning by the express train of the Pennsyl
vania Itailroad coining east, at six o'clock.. T,h
deceased was coming to the . city to purchase
marketing, and on the bridge attempted to get
oa the ears, bnt lost his balance and twtfne;
against the aiiutmcnt.wbich threw bim nndnr the)
wheels. Death was instantaneous. Mr. Sage
was a well-known saddler of West Philadelphia,
and was over sixty years old. He waa an eti
nial.ie citizen, and took an active part In the pell
tics ol the Ward. By a life of rigid probity -he
won the respect and confidence of the entire con
mnnity. lie leaves a large family and consider
able possessions.- He occupied a prominent
position in the Methodist Church, to wjilch bo
had been attached for years, and in which he had
tilled placet of the highest trust. (
Tub G&rat Ckmteal. Fair. The auction,
sales at the Fair this morning were confined to
the Iiestanraut Department, where a large num
ber of bottles, chairs, castors, and crockery wars
were disposed of at a very moderate BgureVfiiia
afternoon the salo of the tnlsccllaneoqs arJJles
will cloae out the auction. ' " ci .,..1
Ail the bids for the lumber, offered yesterday
afternoon, were rejected. The Committee stilt
awaits the bid of tlie Pennsylvania Railroad Com
pany for the lumber of Union avenue. The
work er demolition will be commenced on Men
day morning,, and the lumber not sold by that
time will be disposed of in lots to suit parch ert.
Maintaimimo a NrHAKC Conrad Dangle
man, who keeps a stand at Sixth and Arch straits,
waa before Alderman . Beitler tbiat mora lag
charged with maintaining a nuisance and selling
dangerons lire-works. He was committed, to
answer. This is a warning to those who tell
chatert and all other fire-works of a dangereua
character. .. , , . ;,,
llECBivixa Stolen Goods. This morning
man named James Baraei, proprietor of a second
hand store, No. SIS Qirard avenue, wasj
committed to prison by Alderman 'Beitler.
charged with receiving stolen goods. It appears
that a woman relieved party of aouie iut
dresses, which she sold to the prisoner, , , ,
s Extectbd AiiRivAt. Onetuudred and sixty
six men, the remnant of two rcg'.mente, the 40th,
and 42d New York, will arrive In this city thit
afternoon, from Baltimore. They will be enter
teiinejd at the Union Kefreahment Saloon. ,: ;
Mohe Honohs. A nnmber of "the. citiaena of
Norristown have prepared for General W., 8.
Hancock a service of silver plate of great value,
which will shortly be presented to that renown eel
warrior. , 1 a .: t
Bot ntibs. This evening at eight o'clock,
meeting of the delegates of the Ward Bounty
Fund Committee will be held in the District
Court Room No. 3, corner of Sixth aud Chesnut
streets. -.... '
FINANCE. AND COMMERCE
rniLADKi.rmA stock bxchanub sales, july tv
Beporttd by Clark ton A Co., Broker,, No. til S. Thirst it.
t-vnc.MJL mtCs ....lit
SO to Head. H. R..a
tl'. a. A-sue e. toils;!
Us", ah liallcll OU.... 6S1
WO.h do S'
jisi.n PeerCei.u-e.... xsl
lcwsle KevtloneZc.b. '
louan do et'itf
liOaa do. hlAS.V
110 ah do t.2
insitb o. .e nv
90S ta do kit 70
PlIII.ADei.PHIA TKADI KEPOBT,
Satvuday, July 2. The unstability of tho
rales of told hat ireetually checked all traaeacttona la
the variant avenues of trade. That a deektad okant ay
takt place before the raantutllaa of batlDeat, aiar toe
oanli of July, It to be eajuetuj hoped by all
There It but little Uaarcltroa Bark hers, and ft Is heist
wlUi flnnnew at 47 flton, for No, I.
1 ha tilth prion deruanted Ibr Prorltloau p saraata trana
actiont except to a vary limited degree,
t In lour Uie talet for thlpment ware but a few hundred
btrratt at SeXuje7 for lupertlne! tn&n far extra 1
tlUM-tl Ibr extra family aad fancy brands. RetaUere and
bakers buy only aa their wanrs drattnd within the ran it
of theae flgurei. Small tales of Hj Hour at to. Mjth.ua;
doln In Corn Ileal.
There la a lets active demand Ibr Wheat, and prion ara
antuasJy. Tha tale, roach tun to sVAlU bush, go4 aost
prime reuna)vania red, at -X'eJ W; whit rauetfruta
ttWeoyt'toWbuth. Rye There It hut Utt! here, a ,d it
cominaida llCiV buth. There la but little dolne: In flora,
with aalea ol tfoti beuh. yellow, afloat, at tl SO 1 and tno bath,
white at tl'io. There it a good demand fer Oata, and eIa
of 41410 buth. Fennaylvania and Delaware at WciOti,
Holding doing la Harley or Malt.
Whlityfanot so active, and prieesj art lower. Sm all
alea at bblt at tl-U. and Drudge tlU. '
The exetiuueat iu l'ntrvleum tula week, ears the
mtrcialliit and Prict Current, owing to tha advance ut
gold and iterUnf exchange, at well at the neeestltiai of
many of tha " harta" in m.klng good tr.:r auairacte, har
beeu uupreceslented, and prices hava again advaared
oco,lia;. gallou. At the elota, however, owing to a re
ae-tlon in gold, man orders wan withdrawn. and tier
waa lata flrmneat la prltas- t
The week a aalea eomprtaa 700 bblt. Crade. which la va-v
scarce, at 410. up toMlc.i 6000 bb's. Heflned, la bond, part
to arrive, at 71c. to 80c. small lots atthK.S-. ; and tuua
bbla. free from We. up to Hoc., Including too bbla. on tertna
kept tec-ret, and 1000 bbla., fur aU Jnly daUrary, at tOc.
Uenilne hat advanced aeAavtoc., and Batldouta to ftt&t jg
The barque Cireileia cleared on the tr.th ult., for Llrar
pool, with D0M0 gallons Crude, aad tha baniua Jfortftu,
on tha : h ult., fur Aatwarp, with lij&t gallons Beflned.
The only ahlpoutnu during Uie weak la other aorta ware
360 gallons lt. dned u Watt Indies j aiakliuj t total exnort
tinea our hut of 176.H18 galloni.
The following vaaaels are now load! ng for rorrtfini rtC.
Fhlp laihuruie', lor tiork antl orlcra...obla.,
llaniae Hicsila, fort'ork audordej-a Ihck m
tianiue eluod heenrii, for cork and ertlera...-' ' u '
HrlR Unite. (I.r fork aud ordera...., '-.',4
ling Aurora, for Cork... erode.
Ilrui Iiarlau, iorUork and ordert :...ae0J ateauml
Brlgl arolluo,lbr Liverpool .''...Inoi)
In ig oauiaoa, i.r Liveriiool l..ttos?UO ' t '
Haieiue etol Wilde, for MaraelUe -;' .f
ling Albion, for M.r.eillc..-;;-; uuU.; , Ut) H,lM,
tills Milo, lor Llverpnoi..-: Cru&e,
IlrlgA.lilanaAar.-.i,wp ..10 -
llrif lnlor, , ...roam iv
Hrig Ban l tro,-r Martelllos.... aselO '
,"':'.'' M?;:.c-'v,"r Mr,"ua t "
mig ut" stio-
.d from ruua.ieripoia tiar Jan. l,l'l, s,ivi,ae
w u ttewa uuaa lata
( n. .lfJ3,17
Daorsaie hi IMS4.
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Do do do taua uiua Uti eat, 17 o : 1
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OrHnlnl lrawtate f Ul rW twloj
ic.-ueallWlf I. atat. '
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JTireA t'fcaee lltl-Jnly . ir'sl. .
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