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V IN PI T T TFT1 1 I .Pa (P TO) A lDTLT H H A VOL. V-No. 3. JPIIILA-DELIPIIIl, W15DlSrJi:SDA.Y, JANUARY 18GG. DOUBLE SHEElV-TirilEE CENTS. THE FENIANS Hooting of the Convention in Now York. .TOUR HUNDRED DELEGATES IN ATTENDANCE. Significant Resolutions Presented from the ' Philadelphia Fenians, The Senate Charged with Tamper ing with Resolutions. . Interesting Meeting of tlio Fenian Brother hood Last Evening. ADDRESS BY PROMINENT MEM BERS OF THE ORDER. JBte., Eto., Etc. Et., Etc., Etc., Etc. From tlie Xew Tort Papers of To-day. THE CONVENTION. The Convention, which, it Is to be hoped, will , settle the present Fenian imbroglio, has com ' menced proceedings. It we are to judge from appearances, the deletrntion is a fair representa tion of the Irish wealth and talent of the coun try. Ail classes seemed to be represented the mechanical, the commercial, the military and literary. Perhaps, since the celebrated American Con vention, where Patrick Henry in burning woras hurled defiance at the English power in America, and the voice ot its delegates endorsed the fervid orator In his bold declaration that America should bo free, a more intelligent or intellectual looking body of men have not sat in grave de liberation on the fate of an oppressed nation. At an early hour the delegates and well-wish-erg of the Fenian cause had assembled at the Moffat House and Clinton Hall. At ten o'clock the members of the O'Mahiny Senate Mr. Mcary, (of the Toledo Commercial Journal, an eld and tried patriot and journalist, Mr. Sennott, and Colonel Mullin had met, pursuant to a resolution of adjournment, at No. 814. Broadway. At twelve o'clock, the doors of Clinton Hall were thrown open. Mr. Rogers, State Centre of Manhattan, ex ' amined the credentials. Judging from appear ances there were about four hundred delcgatos present Irom all parts of the country, including the rebellious districts of Chicago, Washington, and Illinois. STATES AND DISTRICTS REPRESENTED. The following States nd districts were repre f ented: lew Hampshire, Rhode Island, Illinois, Michigan, Iowa, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Ohio, New York, Connecticut, Canada, St. Louis, Mis souri. Delaware, New Jersey, District ot Colum bia, Pacific coast, Indiana, Manhattan district, Vermont, Massachusetts, Maine, Chicago, Shaw mut. Delegates continued to arrive throuorhout the day, and it is expected that there will be a large accession of delegates to-morrow, whose arrival was expected during the evening and this morning. Several delegates who had expressed themselves in the interest of the Roberts party were among the number. Washington, which has been represented by Mr. Roberts as solely in his Interest, has sent the following delegates: Captain W. J. Neagle, of the Georgetdwn Circle; Mr. D. Hickey, of the O'Mahony Circle; Mr. Pepper, of the Sarsfleld Circle, and Mr. P. Learv. Two other delegates are expected to arrive this mo'rnin". These gen tlemen state that an article which has appeared in the daily papers on behalf of the Washington Circle respecting Mr. O'Mahony has been for warded by a certain unauthorized clique in the interest of the Senate. The Ohio circles are represented by Colonel McDermot Roe, Captain F. J. O'Sullivan, L. J. Meaiy, a Senator, and editor ot the Toledo Com mircial, a man of respectable standing, bath as a journalist and politician. On the whole the delecates exoress themselves in favor of calmly and dispassionately consider-k ing me arguments on Dotn sides, ana then repu diating the erring faction. The utmost unanimity and good feeling seemed to mark the proceed ings all through, and it is expected that some definite and decisive action will result from the present deliberation. Though -the members of the press were ex cluded irom the deliberations, our reporters who seem to have taken lessons from Paul Pry were aoie to coucct me lonawing miorma tion: PROCEEDINGS OP THE CONVENTION. A company of the 99th State militia, under Caotain Lynch, were on duty. Guarding the halls and (loots ot the building. Major Kavanagh, of we tmn, was in cmei command ot the military arrangements. The platiorm was embellished w th the Hags ot tho 98th, with the national dubious of Ireland, im uncrowned head in the centre, while those of tie With uraned the walls. At a quarter to 1 thj assemblage was called to order by Major J. C. iCelly. of Indiana, Mr. Col lins, me cierK oi ine Philadelphia contention, having waived his right to him in the following note, which was read to the Convention: GiHTl-KUEM and Brothekb: Ai Clerk of tho Home of Delegates, at tho Phlludcphia Contrress, it is my duty tj call this assemhlaito to order; but hav ing been employed for brief ncriod as a salariod offlcer at headquarters F. B.. I now waive the right uu ueieguie me privilege 01 cawing tnis uouse ot Bepreseutatives to order to my fellow-delegate, mimjui n. j. Ki. n.euy, ouna'ana. 1 have the honor to he, iraternallv, yours, , P. A. CotLlNS, It was moved by a delegate from New Eugland mat waior Kelly, ot Indiana, bo appointed tern- TlOrarV ChlLirmiin. Tllft mritiiiTi urns annnntirkA Hit Mr. Rogers, who greeted the delegates irom the "est una bomn ana Did tnem weiconio. The resolution was unanimously adooted. and Major Kelly replied in a forcible and dlnitied address, in which he strongly and vehemently oenounceu the Senate and thrtr actions as detri mental to the objects of the Friilaa Brotherhood. A gentleman called the Chair to order, and stated that he thoueht the Chairman was not lustiBed in giving dm own views until the voice of the meetiusr bo taken on the iiiestion at issue. The Chairman yielded to the decision of the House. Mr. Finian. of Tittsburg, Mass., was unani- uiuuBijr eiecicu secretary. THE CHAIRMAN READS AN IMPORTANT DOCUMENT, The Chairman having callrd tho Convention to order, read an extract from the proceedings of the Philadelphia Convention, by which it ap pears mat me nenate, ty its own order, stood adjourned until the 2d day of January, 18CC. Tlie resolution was as follows: Jleiolvfd. When the Nrnato adinnrn it stands ad journed until the 2d of January, 1800. At a late hour, after the proceedings had closed and several members of the Senato bad left for borne, the remaining members of the Senate surreptitiously added "unless sooner callpd by the President ot the Senate." This addition was made by live members of the Senate, and as live could not form a quorum, it was, tnere fore, null, void, and unconstitutional. This assertion was supported by Mr. Mullin, Mr. Meary, and Mr. Sennott, members of the Senate. The Chairman next read a circular from Mr. O'Mahony. denouncing the ptoceedings of the Senate as Illegal, and appealing to the Houso of Delegates to decide the matter, as he contiJently left the issue in their hands. It was next moved and enmed that a committee ot one oe ap pointed from each State and district on creden tials, also a committee on permanent organiza tion, also on rules ana regulations. A recess of ten minutes was taken, white the delecates on tho different committees were un pointed. mere was consiaeraoie aisci.ssion as io me selection of delecates, but it was tiually carried that the list as made out by the Secretary bo adopted. Considerable discussion on niinor details followed. The Chairman havinsr retired with the committees, Mr. Collins was moved to the chair, snd delivered a very telling address, calling on the delegates to be firm and united in their purpose ot restoring harmony and unity to the Brotherhood. Several other gentlemen fol lowed in the same t train. A resolution was also passed inviting the delegates just arrivea from iTcltind to seats In the .house, without the privi- leee of votsnc. The Committee on Organization reported thit thev would be ready to furnish their report at naif-past lu in tnc morning. The Committee on Credentials reported that thev would be prepared to examine credentials at half-past 7, in room No. 5. This seemed to terminate the business ot the day. A vote of adjournment was pased, ami the Committee on Credentials retired to their room ior the purpose of examining credentials of dele gales. The hall was soon cleared of niemberi, but soon again began to fill up with persons anxious to hear the speakers of the evening. The greatest interest was felt in tho delibera tions, and to-day's are expected to be lull of in terest bearing on the Fenian difficulty. We understand that after the close of the delibera tions of the Convention of delegates a grend civic and military parade will follow, in which ail the msn civil and military organizations in New York and vicinity will join in procession to escort the delegates from Clinton HalL MEETING OF THE BROTHERHOOD. Clinton Hall was crowded last eveniner iu re sponse to a call lor a meeting ot the Fenian brotherhood, who were to he acidresccd py mem bers of the various delegations now iu the city lu attendance on beiiait ot the distant orethrcn feeling an interest in the coming discussion of the points at issue bet ween the President and the Senate. There whs a more than ordinarily large eather ing of the Sisterhood present on the occasion; but the interest and the usual manifestations of approval with the speakers was not the 13S em phatic und assuring for that reason. A rather strange feature which marked the proceedlnes outwardly.wastbeappearauce of sentinels at the door in unitoi m, armed with musket and bayonet. In a cause in which military rule and despot ism is the grievance, and force in imposing a tyranny upon an unwilling people the thine to be overthrown, the appearance of soldiers at such a time was certainly not in keeping with a convention of would-be Irish republicans. The proceedings, with but slight interruption, arising rather from the Impulsive character of the as semblage than a feeling of opposition, passed oil as harmoniously as could be expected. The pro ceedings were opened by the appointment ot I 'eutenant-Colonel Dermolt to the chair. REMARKS BV SENATOR MEANEY. Senator Meaney, on coming forward, was received with hearty plaudits, which were pro longed and increased in volume when he an nounced himself as one of the secedinz Senators one of the triumvirs who still believed in O'Mahony. In addiessiog his enthusiastic audience he begeed them as Fenians and members of the Sis terhood (loud cheers) to remember one thing, to woiK heart and soul for the cause to which they had given ail their devotion (applause). The cause which had brought them together was one they had to sustain. Some matter were going wrong. (A voice "Which side is goiug wrong ?" Excitement and all the appearances of a row. Cries ol "Put that fellow out," "He's a traitor," "British eoold." "He's come from the Senate," etc.) At this time some persons dressed in military uniform walked up the aisle near to which the party giving the umbrage sat, upon which a constrained silence followed, and the speaker was allowed to proceed. Mr. Meaney, after order was restored, con tinued. He was one of the recusant Senators who had stood by the platform. (Cheers for Meaney. and calls lor three cheers for O'Mahony, which were given.) He (the speaker) was one ot the triumvirs, (Groans tor ltoDurts.) tie did not know how many of his friends were still clinging to the glorious flag under which so many ol their countrymen had tought and bled, (Cheers.) Much had been said against the action of the body as led by their noble Pre sident, O'Mahony. (Cheers and waving of hand- Kcrchieis.) lie naa visitea tne neaaquarters in Union Square, and he failed to find Brussels carpets on the floor, lie had tailed to nnd the dark ebony furniture and those other luxuries and eleeancies which had been talked of so much, lie had failed to find the desks and escre- toires in his visitation; but, instead, he found everything simple und commonplace, just as they mlutit expect a place ot business lite ittooe, He found their men working heart and soul for the liberty ot Ireland all devoted to the salva tion, through suffering find death if need be, of , their native laud. (Applause and waving of handkerchiefs.) Tae ltuoicon was now crossed. their aid foe knew whom she had to meet, and it was tor Irishmen only to think of that Powr which they had to meet' and to overthrow to nerve their arms with a strength that would never grow weak until tne blow they were de- (Apnlause.) There must be no rest and no halt ing on this preat struggle for Irish liberty and lmh independence. (Applause ) Oh, my bro ther? and sifcters, let me beg of you to give up the practice of throwing slanders from one to another. (Applause.) Have confidence in one another. Let each man grasp the other's hand as his brother aud help him as his friend. Do not. mv brothers, iu your private or public capat lty,fling out the king statement that any of jou can be lnfluencon oy British troid. cite' phens, the great liish Centre, was no longer a prisoner. (Cheers and applause. ) no hail ox pressed the opinion that he could not bo held. and five days afterwards tho news arrived that ho was no loner r under Uritlsh rule ( AoDlause. ) This w as in itself a proof that tho orcauizatiaa was one which wor.ld fully cairy oat all its ob jects, sua jet giv e regeneration to Ireland, (Applause.) At the Chatelet Iheatre, Paris, "la Lan Ume ilaaiqvc, a review ot the events of tho year ioo, in vwcuijr hiuijuua, was io oe produced at Christmas. LEGAL INTELLIGENCE. Tfce Dronri Ntrert Onllwny Citie Argn in nt ot the ()n Wrruto. Sptremk Covrt in B ANi-- Chief J list ice Wood ward, and Justices Thompson. Strong, and Agnrfw. The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania vh. the Cnitral Passenger Hallway Company ot Philadelphia. Quo warranto. Ihis case catne no lor areument tins morning. on the following iniormaUon filed by Will. am M. Meredith, Attorney-General of the Common wealth, lie "gives tho Court here to under stand and to be Informed that the Central Pos srnger Railway Company of the City ot Phila delphia, by the Fpaee of ouo month now last past, and more, have claimed, and yet do cl.iim, to have, without any lawful warran. within this Commonwealth, tlie franchises, liberties, and privileges loilowlng, viz.: To be of themselves a body politic and corpo rate by the name of the Central Passenger Rail way Company ol the city ol Philadelphia. To construct a main line of rond or railway enterinc lirond rtreeu in the city of Philadelphia at a point north of Tiopa street. To construct a rail flavor ro.id on and along said Broad street southward of Columbia avenue. To use portions ol artificial roads, to wit. cradi d and paved streets in the city of Philadel phia, for purposes other than tlie purpose of erosunlhe same, without lira: oota uing tne consent of tlie parties owning tho same. J o construct a rsiirnad suitaiiie tor ttie pal pate of heavy freight, burden, nod paencer cars drawn by locomotive engines, or which uro commonly known as railroads, aud diilerent.lv constructed from what ure commonly kno.vn as passencer railroads. lo adopt end use steam paasencer cars for tne purpose of drawing aud propelliug their cars. 'lo adopt and use steam passenger cars on ror.ds and railways not built and constructed by the said company, or by tho North Philadelphia Plank Road Company, or by the North Philadel phia Passenger Railway Company. To adapt and use steam passenger cars on any railway which has been Wilt and constructed since the ICth dav of May, 1861, by tha North I'hiiadr inula l'assouger itaiiway company, or tho said: delendants, on which the said defen dants may hereafter build and construct. lo adapt and use steam passenger cars on any road or railway, or any part thereof, which tho Jorth Philadelphia Passenger Itmlway Company lias not been authorized and empowered to con struct on or belore the Kith day of May, A. U. 1NU1. Whereupon the said Attorney-General sncests that the Court here do award a writ directed to the Sheriff ol Philadelphia, commanding him to summon the said Central Passenger Railway Company of the city of Philadelphia, so that they pc, and appear before the said Court here. on a day certain, to show by what warrant they cluim to have the franchises, liberties, and privi lepes aforesaid. The reply ot defendants to this information is the same, or substantially the same, as their answer tiled in the injunction care heard by Judge Read. The case was being argued this morning by Attorney-General Meredith for the Common wealth, ana oy Hxessrs. Biddio and mcJlurtne lor defendants. District Court Judce Sharswood. Andrew S. Beaumont vs. Jonathan C. Cline. Belore re ported. Verdict for plaintiff, $249M. ueorge v. Gardner vs. James A. Wricht and J. Miller McKim, who were sued with Isaac Roberts. An action on a bond to take the benefit of the insolvent laws. etc. Tho Court directed a verdict for plaintiff for $138022, subject to the opinion of the Court as to tho law. William H. Richardson vs. Shortridgc, Brother & Co., and John Crawford. Replevin. Verdict by agreement for defendant. Court of Oyer and Terminer Judces Alli son and Ludlow. A number of prisoners charged witu nomiciae were arraicnea tnis m or nine. among them Edward Cantwell, for the killing of James ilcGinnis, on the 26th ot October; Jetler- son fcpanier, for the killing ot Jratricii J. con cannon, on the 17th ol October: and John Con nor, for the killing of Michael Fitzgerald, and Patrick Connor and Louis Wessels as accessories to the killing. The case of Cantwell will be triod to day. A lury iD his case was being empannelled when our report closed. W bat Conatltntea a Gold Bellvery . mysterious disappearance of a bag of coin. Court of Common Pleas Before Judce Daly. J-iuaw:g o. Meyer and Christian Greve vs Luther C. Clarice, John D. Maxwell, and David Crawford. The plaintiffs in this case are dealers in bullion, and biing the action against the well known house ol Clarke, Dodge & Co., to recover rHi,(i.''i, tne value m greenpacts ot a hag of cold. containing $5000 in gold coin, claimed to have heen delivered to them la the vear ltiSi. Ac cording to the opening of counsel the tacts of the case are as rollows: Prior to the 2th of September. 1R64. the plain titls aereed to sell the defendants $25,000 in gold ht 212J. On that day Messrs. Meyer & Grove sent two of their employes, George Cornelson ana wiinam t: lunoiz, tojaenver tne gold to the purchasers. Tho coin was placed in five basrs. each containing $5000, Cornelson taking three of tho baes, and Kiholz two others. When they lef t the oflice of their employers they placed the bags on their shoulders and proceeded imme diately to the banking house where they were to deposit the money. Arrived at tho latter place, they saw the clerk having charge of the business of receiving cold deposits, and placed the five cngs unaer nis ooservatton, as is alleged, upon we (uuiui'i uiiu wiium nis custody. After performing this much of their dutv Cor. nelson and Kiholz paid no more attention to tlie bugs, believing their part of the transaction to be at an end, and that the gold was thenceforth out of their control and posseslon. Behind the counter was a shelf, where gold was 'stowed away, snd when the asent o Clark. Dod?n Jk C.n turned to take the bags from the counter, he discovered that four were only to be seen. The agent, a Mr. Wheeler, immediately exclaimed to Cornelson, "You are a bag short;" to which the latter answered "No." But Mr. wheeler Insisted that only lour bacs were on the counter, fmd re fused to pay for more than $20,000 worth of gold coin. Cornelbon refused to da this, and re. tinned with tho four bans to explain the diffi culty to his employer. Subsequently Meyer A Grove delivered the four nu, wnii auoiner containing nvo inousaud dollars. Tho latter wis paid under protert by advice of counsel. At the time of this trance.. tion It was customary to sell gold iu tho same manner as a bag of potatoes or any other com modity by actual physical delivery at the placo of business of the purchaser and not, as at present, by plactucit in an institution of deposit. To guard acainst mistakes it was cuomarv tn fasten around tho neck ot the bugs a label con taining tho amount cf coin and the name of the 6eller. By this means a facile method of recla mation wus aitorded in case of any mistakes in tre amount oi gou piaeea in tue nag. The case is interesting, as showing what con stitutca delivery of gold; whether it is turn. cient to place It on the counter of the buyer iu the presence of his agent, or whether it is neeo. sary to wait until it is safely stowed away and counted. At the trial yesterday. Mr. Grove, one of i partners o tho firm that sold the gold, tcsti Hod that Mr. Wheeler acknowledged that he saw live bags on the counter at first, but that when he went to put them away he found only lour. Messrs. Phut aud Gerard appeared for the piiiintiiis, and Mr. John k. uurrut tor tha de lendnnt. A'eui YorJe Uerali. THIRD EDITION '3ARRISBURG Proceedings of the Legislature. MESSAGE OF GOVERNOR CtRTiN. Etc., Etc., Etc.. r.lo.. Etc., Et.a Et IIarrisbcro, January 3. KruHte. Mr. Holder presented a petition from Mr. David McConauchy, contesting tho seat of Mr. Duncan from the Ninc'cr'nth District. Mr. Connell presented a petition from Mr. II. G. Rodccrs for the payment of ciaims for ser vices in the Constitutional Convention held in lb 37. Fy Mr. Connell. A joint revolution granting the use of the Arsenal at Sixteenth and Filbert btreets to the Soldiers' Hoaie. Adopted. By Mr. Connell. A bill incorporating the Milling, Mining, and Exploring Company. By Mr. Donovan. A bill incorporating the Sharon Female Institute of Delaware county. House of Reprentatatlvesw The House met at 11 o'clock. The following bills in relation to mining com panies, offered during tho last session, but not having been signed, were recalled from the hands ot the Governor, viz: Crawford, Frauklin, Sul phur .Springs, New Boston, and Centre Mining Companies; also, an act incorporating the City of Wflliamport and Gear Island Navigation Company. The following nominations were made for State Treasurer, viz. : William II. Kemble, William V. McGrath, Jacob Zieeler, Lewis Snell, Joseph 8. Hyde, William W. Irvin, John F. Spangler. The following Message was received from the Governor: Message from the Governor. Gentlemen: The toils an! 'tnxiety of the last four years have, from time to time, brought on the severe attacks of disease. From the most severe of these I . am slowly struggling towards recovery. I find that to give my constitution an opportunity to continue this struggle, it is abso lutely necessary that I should, without delay, make a short sea voyage, and sojourn in a milder climate. Under the pressure ol this necessity I go to the Island of Cuba. It is my hope and intention to return in good season to welcome you on your arrival at the seat of government, but if it should be found indispensable that my visit to Cuba should be prolonged to the latter part of February, this message will serve to lay before you' the cause of my absence at the commencement of your session. In this case I feel sure that you will adopt such course as shall consist with your wisdom, and with the affectionate consideration which I have always received at your hands. It would, however, not become me to forget that the issues of life are in the hands of the One r.bove all, and that many have found death waiting for them on the foreign shore to which they have been sent in search of health. Should such be my fate, I shall draw my last breath with a sense of the deepest gratitude to the people of the Commonwealth, and their Representatives, for the cheerful, manly, and unfailing support which they have given during the last four years to the general cause ol the right, and to me in my efforts to maintain it; and with a prayer of thank fulness to Almighty God, that He strencthened till the end of the cruel Rebellion, and thought me worthy to be permitted to continue that time as Chi?t Magistrate of the people of Pennsylvania, and to have my name connected in that relation with such a people during snch a time, oueht to be euough to nil tue mgnest measure oi any man's amui tion. Andrew G. Curtin. Executive Chamder, IIarrisbcro, November 27, 1SG5. WASHINGTON. Special Depatehe$ to The Evening lelegraph. Washington, January 3. Personal. Messrs. Stanton, Harfan, Chase, Sumner, and others, who went to Baltimore to attend Henry Winter Davis funeral, have returned. General Grant. General Grant will be absent but a very short time, and will soon prepare for his trip to New Orleans and Texas. Tlie Reports. Several of the most important of the docu ments accompanying the President's Message are not yet ready for d'stribution. The report of the Land Commissioner will be ready next week. Report of the Tax Commissioner. The Wuys and Means Committee insist that tlie Tax Commissioner shall have his report lcedy by the l.'th. They cannot wait any longer for it. From Cincinnati. Cincinnati, January 3. The Wool Growers' Asssciation assembled at Columbus yesterday. Resolutions were adopted approving tho policy terminating tho Canadian Recinrocity Treaty; that the wool erower3' interests are entitled ti a degree of legislative protection equal to that accorded to the manufacturing interests; that the committee of tho National Manufacturers' Association, appointed to meet the United States Revenue Commission, be advised to recorameul that a tax be levied on docs, sullicient either to raise a considerable revenue for the Government or to materially diminish the number of dogs in the Slate, or both. A tire broke out yesterday at the corner of Second and Race streets, deslroying tho wagon shop of McCafl'erty & Brothers. The loss Is about $20,000. THE FREED M EN. Meeting of the Colored Men of Ken tucky-Address of faJor-Cone-ral J.M. Palmer, Etc. Louisville, January 2. General Palmer ad dressed four thousand colored persons in the open air yesterday. Ho congratulated thi audience that slavery was ended forever In tho United Slates, and that colored people, having ceased to be slaves, had no longer interest! which separated them from the mass of the American people; that to this couttuent had been reserved the glory of a second example of the deliverance of a whole people from slavery; that now, for the first time, ours ij the land of the free, and hereafter the Government is to be maintained by giving full eirect to its own principles; that hereafter, belore the law, there would be no dllTercuc ; bo twecn the colored race and other J than that of color; that, in the nature of things, lor years to come tho colored people of this c mntry must bo laborers, but their interests and the interests of white labor w ill be Identical; that efforts to degrade the blacks, to degrade their labor, do, in effect, degrade the labor of all others; that he who compels the black man to work for half-price compels the white man to do the same, and Is Just as much the enemy of the white as of the black laborer. Your inte rests are, therefore, the interests of every white man in the country. Heretofore the legislation of tho country has been very much for wealth and its owners, for slaves and their masters. Hereafter, slavery being out of the way, it must be for the laborer, of whatever color, to protect himself from the despotism of capital. The slaveowner will no longer be able to control the prejudices of the sons of toil, and drive them to support systems which robbed them of half their earnings, which deprived them of free schools for their children, and free homes for themselves. Ho expressed his gratification at the general kindness ex hibited by the people of Kentucky for their late slaves, which he said was true, notwithstanding the cases of brutality and outrage, the work of abandoned persons, in "different parts of the State. He spoke of the right of colored persons to testify in the Courts, and predicted that within a few years the question to be asked would be not who Is the whitest, but who is the most honest, intelligent, and industrious. He urged industry and thrilt, the cultivation of land, and good feeling towards all as the true solution of all questions between the racei. The speech will be republished entire. It was enthusiast! i ally received. The utmost good order and kind feeling prevailed during its delivery. FE0II THE SOUTHWEST. Tlie Nonthern Pacific Railway "Tanlcee Doodle" Hissed lu Mobile, Etc. New Orleans, January 2. The steamship Mar of the Union has arrived from New York. The President of the Southern TacKlc Railway bus issued a notice requiring all applications ior recognition of stock to be made in March, and all taxes to be paid by the 1st of April, or the stock to be forever debarred. The restrictions under which the Episcopal clergymen have been laboring in Alabama have been finally withdrawn. Some commotion was created a few nights ago in the Mobile theatre by some persons hiss' ing the air of "Yankee Doodle," while the sol diers were applauding It, but no serious disturb ance occurred. The tune has been ordered to be played by the military commanders. The Minnesota Legislature. St. Paul, Minn., January 2. The Legislature of this State convened to-day. J. B. Wakefield, of Falrbault county, was elected Speaker of the House, and George P, Wilson Secretary of the Senate. No other busi ness was transacted. The Governor will not be ready to deliver his message until Monday. Naval Prize Money. WAsnrae.TON, January 3. The amount of prize money that has been already paid amounts to about $9,500,000, and it is estimated that about $5,600,000 remains unpaid. This is only one moiety of the proceeds of the captures, the other going to the Government. New York Legislature. Albany, N. Y., January 3. In the Senate to day, resolutions were offered in favor ol negro suffrage. George W. Schuyler, late State Treasurer, has been appointed feupcnnteiident of the Bank De partment, vice r'dward Hand, deceased. Arrival ol Steamers at New York. New York, January 3. The steamers Britan nia, from Glasgow on the 13th ult., and JEeenihg Star, from New Orleans on the 2Cth, via Havana on the 29th, have.amved. They bring no news. Philadelphia Trade Report. Wednesday, January 8. Cotton is quiot, with email sa:es of middling at 62,Mu. Coal is cull, aud there i very little demand for carrot-s. Cloverneed ranees from $7 to $8 25 for inferior and ftrictly triine lots, but there is no demand for tho lor met description, whilu the latter is wanted. Tha Inst sale at iii 'ottiv wait at 3'60. Small aale of Flaxseed at (3 16 3'20, at which Ugure it Is taken on arrival. The flour Market continues extremely quiet, there boiiiff vory lit. le dcuinnd either ior export or home consumDlion. since oniv 600 bMs. extra family were disyofed of at SlOlO-oO lor Pennsylvania and Ohio, and 6U(9 B0, iticluUinir small 1U tor the supply of the home consumers, raniinur from 7 -o13 60 for low ciado sunerlino and ftnov lots, aoe.ordliii to quality. Itye Flour Is dull ; small sales at (1587(1. In ( orn Moal, nothing doiilir to x prices. The city millers liave frenerallr suspended opera tii n, and there is very little deinaud. Sales ot 1200 bushels at 2 26Crt2 !16 for new red, and 276 lor choice Kentucky white Kye rangw Irom U5 ceuU to SI. Corn conies in slowly, and is in pood request. Sal of &a 40UO bushels yellow at 82yre83, in store and from ibe cars, and 86.?f86 cent afloat. Oats are unohauKed; 8u00 bushels, mostly Southern, aold at 62 cents. ,, , WhiKkv is dull. Small sales at V2 for Pennsylvania and Ohio bbls., a decline. FINANCE AND COMMERCE Offick of tub Evening Telegraph, I Wednesday, January 3, 18Cfl. f There was more activity in tho Stnck Marke morning, and prices have an upward tent dency. In Government bonds there Is more doing at an advance. Old 6-20s told at 104j, an advance of ; 7'3)s at f)9(39. , an advance of ; and 1040s at 93.1, an advance if 1. City loans are rather better, with sales of the new issuo at 90J !il, an advance of Jj old ditto at 851; and mu nicipal at 01. Railroad shares continue in fair demand a about former rates. Pennnsylvauia Railroad sold at 67; Philadelphia and Erie at 3131J no change; Cafawitsa preferred at 4G4Cj the latter an advance of 2 on the closing price last evening, and common at 3131J, an advance of i. 125 was bid for Camden and Amboy; 291 for Little Schuylkill; 33 for Nomstowu; 63$ for Reading; uii for Minchill; 30J for North Penn sylvania; 63 for Lehigh Valley; and 44 for Northern Central. City Passenger Railroad shares are dull, with the exception ot Hestonville, which continues in fair demand at full prices, with ealcs at 495 41$; 35 was bid for Spruco and Pine, and 21 for Lnion. Oil shares are more ne'ive, but prices, as we have noticed lor some time past, continue un settled. Caldwell Fold at St. Nicholas at 1 ; Dalzell at 2J ; McClitiWJk at 1J; Ocean at 19$20; and Era at 3$3 6G-M0. Coal shares are also more active. Hazletou sold at 57$; Green Mountain at 4; Big Mountain at 5a; and Mahanoy at 7108, the latter rate an advance of 2. PHILADKLrillA STOCK EXCHANGE SALES TODAY Reported Dy Do Haven & tiro., Ao. 40 a. fhirdstreet. KIR8T BOARD. $19000 ITS6-20S 02 ...104 3 ! 100 sh Hostonvllle . . 40 tew u &i'tus auk., tmj S'-OOO ao. ...Juno U9 400 sh do b6 41 (100 .-h do lota.. bo0 41 100 ah Mahanoy Coal 7j 2ii0 bh do lota 8 MOO City tis.ncw. Sim do 2i0 do , ooj VI 600 sh do 1)30. 81 S'CCO ao 91 gloeO do old 86 SoOO ao .. 91 liio sb do 8 100 sh do b80. fi. 800 sb Ph & E....130 81 100 so do 81( 800 sh Cata pf. ...015 40 100 eh do ,15 40 fit 00 V 8 1040s 93 2f0 sh Caldwell lftOsbhtNichOil.lts 200sblalzll..iotP.. 21 COO sh Mct hutock.bS j 8d0 h Ocean. lot-bSO 20 0 sh do.. lots. b5 1HJ i 800 fh do.lots.bl5 204' 88 sh Coin'l. Bank.. 43 226 fhPcnnaK... lots 67 600 sh Era Oil 16 81 1 inn sh do 40 1 iu sn i;aia com. . vtfj ai 11 sh Consol Ilk 8'lr 12 sb Uazloton 67 j 500 sh (rrear Mt 4 100 sh Bio: tl't'n 6f 200 sh Swatara 2 SALES AT TUBI.IC STOCK BOARD TO-DAY. Reported by F. T. Walton, No. 203 8. Fourth street. FIRST CALL. 200 eh Ocean bS 19 100 sb Reading. ... 63-68 101 eh do.... s30.. S31 F.OOshSt. NionOil... -60 iou tu ao t;w zo 600 sb Keystone.. 16 77 200 sh do -77 00 sh do slo McKillipb & Co., No. follows: tOOih Walnut hi.... '20 I S. Third street, quote as Buying. Gold..... 144 Silver 139 Dimes and Unit' Dimes 136 . Pennsx lvania Cnrrency 40 New lorn Exchange par. Selling. 14 4 140 130 80 par. Haepkb, Duunev & Co. quote as follows i Bvtiinc Selling American Gold 143 American Silver saud 's 130 American Silver Dimes and Ball Dimes.l i6 Pennsylvania Carrenoy 40o. Kewtork Exchange par. Hi 140 136 80c. par. PHILAD'A. GOLD EXCHANGK QUOTATIONS. lOiA. M 1441 12 M 144J 11 A. M 144 IP. AI 144 Market very dull. Statement of the business of the United States Treasury in Philadelphia for the month of December, 1805: Cb. Dee. 1. Balances on hand . at this date $8,991,84572 Receipts cinrliiff tho month, viz: Ceo. 80. Account Gonoral Treasury, Including Cus toms.... $8,009,497-48 Deo. 80. Account Post Office Fund 27,604 04 Deo 80. Account Interest Fund 963,41449 Dpo CO. Account Disbur- ser's Fund 2,428,944 29 12,032,460 80 $21,023,800-02 Dh. Payments during the month, viz: i Dec. 80. Account Gonoral Treasury 86,130,008 85 Dec 30. Account 'Poat Office .84.78814 Deo. 30. Account Interest. 623 810 63 Deo. 80 Account Disburser 2,6411,164 28 9 437 2G1 86 $11,686,644 17 TZMronxaT loas defabtmbbit. Dee. 1. Balance due to de positors at this date.-. . ..$27,939,400 00 Doc. 80. Heceivod from 841 depositors doling tho month 7 6,189,200 00 $34,128,609 00 Deo. 80. Repayment to depositors dux mjt the moutn 4 863,20003 Deo 80. Balance due to depositors at the closo of business this day $29,776.400 00 Doc 80. Fraotional eurrency redoomed during tue month ot December, 1RU6. . $2jO,367 00 M B. Buowde, Assistant Troaaurei-. The sale of the Eastern Division of the La Crosse and Milwaukie Railroad, which was ai vertised to take place on January 4, has been stopped by the payment on the part of its owners the Milwaukee and Minnesota Railroad Com panyof the accrued Interest on the second mortgage, amounting to about $170,000. The company will now take possession under, the niaudate of the Supreme Court of the United ' States, of Its valuable property, and all the fran chises of the late l.a Cro- se and Milwaukie Rail road Company, which includes the 95 miles ot road bet ween the city of Milwaukicjand Portaee, which it owns in fee, toeether with the right of way over tho Western Division in the Mississippi river at La Crosse, and all the valuable equipment of rolling stock of the lute La Crosse nnd Milwaukie Company, except 40 box-cars, und a small portion ot that purchased by the re ceiver. Uonio chauges have been made in the (direction, and the corporation will, in tha future be controlled by a well-known, wealthy, and In fluential Philadelphia railroad interest. The Directors are as follows: Henry M. Alexander, Presldontj Alexander Fleming, Vice-President; John Edgar Thompson, Philadelphia; Thomas A. Scott, Philadelphia; Matthew Buird. Philadelphia.! Ashbol Green, New York; A. C, Gunnison, Ke York; A. S. Lright, Mew York; Henry K. Weed, Troy. It is estim ated thit 70,000 barrels of apples aro held by Boston speculators. ' Railroads are muPipljlng in Europe to such an extent, that it is said that the only district w heie the pedestrian can hope to long escape them, is the Tyrol, the mountain recesses of Bwiterland and Norway, and Sweden generally. THE EVANS GIFT HOOK SALE, ItEC PINED AT NO. C28 ClIESNET ST. NEW HOOKS, NEW GIFTS, NEW FEATUItES. TWO GIFTS FOIX BUY AIX HOVll HOLIDAY BOOKS AT THE EVANS GIFT STORE. THE ritlCE OF ONE.