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7 )' III) FBCIXjA-DEIjIPHIA., TXJESDA.Y, JpEIIltJ.AIl'Y" 27, 1866. VOL. V.-No 50. DOUBLE SHEET TI1REE CENTS. - f r r r , . r - i i I . U i i i . i i General Grant's Visit to Sew r York and Brooklyn. Tbo Lieutrmant-GericTal's Ro- ception by a New York , " Regiment. ; I THE GENERAL'S FIRST WOUND. Narrow Escape from Fatal Injury By tlie Explosion a RHlc. Kt EUU,,. r.la. Kti Etc Etc. Lifititcnant-Cenernl's Grant's olourn in the metropolis ended last even'ne. During the past wek, since the arrival of General Grant in New York, the general public have b-en in a conti nual lever, leuring that the great chief of tne armies of the United 8tates w.'i.ild not receive the honors due bis exalted rank nod never to be forgotten service". Tne citizens of the Empire , City, without distinction of party, have exhi bited their gratitivle in a mot remarkable man ner towards the calm and reticent soldier who, during the last three years, never despaired of the republic. . MOVEMKHT8 OF GENERAL GRANT VE3TKRDAT. The General breakfasted at the Metropolitan with bis family . and staff. During the day Gen eral Grant visited his manv friends in the city, and bade them good-by. Mr. A. T. Stewart re ceived the General in the alteration, and mutual courtesies were exchanged between a number of gentlemen and ladies who were present at the reception and General Grant GENERAL OBANT'S FIBST WOUND. A curious and most unforeseen accident hap pened to General Grant yesterday, which fortu nately resulted in onlv a tnrtintr wound. A gen tleman called at the Metropolitan Hotel for the purpose of exhibiting to General Grant a rifle of an entirely new pattern. Tho rile was about two feet in lengih, and recuiblcd a pistol in construction, excepting thai the cartridge was inserted at the breech. Owins to the novel con struction of the tew invention, General Grant took hold of it to examine the deadly instru ment la an incautious manner, and, having in serted the cartridge, touched toe trigger with a very slight pressure, causing tho rifle to explode. At thp instant that the General touched the trieger, he had his left hand on the muz.le of the rifle, and a part of the cartridge entered his hand and lodged in the palm and thumb, wound ing him in a serious manner. ' The scene of this nnloitunate accident was in the private apart iments belonging to General Grant, his aids, and four children of the General beiner present. The tall lodged in the wall of tbo room, directly op posite to where General Grant was standing at the time of the. accident. Colonel Badeaux, Colonel Porter. Colonel Hudfob, Colonel Bab cock, and Captain Dunn, of the General's staff, were also present at the time of tha accident,' and considerable alarm was n anifested by Mrs. Grant and the officers belonging to the staff of the General, at the result of the inspection of the novel firearm. Luckily, however, the children of the General were not in a position to recetve the deadly char?ept the weapon, and the great left-flanker exclaimed, as he received the Iragment of the cartridge in his hand, Iam not hurt." The staff crowded, around General Grant with con gratulations on his fortunate escape, which the General received in a calm and cool manner, as if nothing had happened. The wound was ' dressed carefully by a surgeon, and nothing was said abont the wound by any one present, fear ing that an alarm might be created by the re port that an accident had occurred to the Gene ral. The wound did not prevent General Grant from keeping his engagement during the evening. DINXRB IN BROOKLYN. At half-past four the General and staff left the Metropolitan for the pnrposs of dining with Mr. Chittenden in Brooklyn. At Ave o'clock the party arrived at that gentleman's residence, after en eoun ttring tne usual enthusiaem at the ferry -i boat. A number of the principal citizens of Brooklyn were present at the reception, and an appropriate address wss male by Mr. Pierre pont, the President of the Brooklyn Club, on tne occasion ot tne opening ot uohjc hub ju deira, on! hundred years old. in honor of the, second Lientenant-General ot the United States .Army.' ." ' ' '. j BBCIPTIOK BY THB TWENTY-THIRD REGIMENT. The J3d Regiment of Brooklyn gave a grand reception last evening to General Grant. The General had been induced to delay his departure tor Waihlneton in consequence of the pressing arguments "of. the committee appointed by the gallant 23d, a regiment which holds the same rank in the City of Churches that the renowned. 7th does in New York. The uniform is similar, and, like the gallant greycoats of the Empire City, the 234 haa proved, during the raid of Lea into Pennsylvania, thai they were fully as capa ble of enduring the fatigues and dangers or a campaign in the field as any regiment bearing the colors of tha proud State oi New York. . THE DECORATION OF THE ACADIKT. The Academy of Music was decorated in a most elegant and tastctul manner by accom plished artists engaged lor the occasion. The boxes were draped with the American colors, with national snields arrnusred between the chandeliers. The proicenum boxes were also tastefully decorated with red. white, and blue bunting, rovenng bnsta of Washington, Clay, Webster, Sherman, Johnson. Giant, and Frank lin. The stage waa converted, tor the occasion, into an immense tent, frooi whicbalarsre chande lier hung, festooned with evergiecn and natural flowers. At the rear of the 6tsre was a repre sentation of a camp, with touts, streets, a fort, ajid directly in front a trophy oi muskets, drums, cjunnon, and other warlike paraphernalia. , j'1' ' ' ENTKANCB OF GENERAL OBANT. ' I About 6i o'clock General Grint entered tha Academy, accompanied by a. largo number of , distinguished military and naval officers. A i barrier had been erected, fronting on the left proscenium box, and throoeh this passage the procession detiled. General Grant, with his staff, taking their places directly opposite the proscenium box and inside tue barrier. Colonel Porter, of General Grant's staff, assisted by Colonel Badeau, introduced the gentlemen and ladies who wished to be presented to General Grant, by name, as they passed in line. The ceremony lasted atiout half an hour, and General Grant then retired to the upper box, where he witnepsed the dancing for a short time before going to the Brooklyn Club. The entire affair reflected great credit ou the ottlcen and members of the gallant 23d, and was in evary detal one of the most elegant and select recep tions ever ptven in Brookfvn, being in every way worthy of the distingui-hed guest of the repV niMit At 9 o'clock the promenade commenced, SSto bdng furnished Pby tho 23d Kegtuient Band. i DISTINGUISHED CUEET8. I Among the distinguished guests present at .the reception giyen by the regiment were the follo w ing gentTemen Major-General ButterBeld, Brigadier-General Molyneaux, Captain Wurden, V, Si M., Mttjor-Geaeml luryea, General Bug- glc, U. S. A., General Roberts, Major Slipper, U.S. A., General Calvin E. Iratt, (Colonel ot the Twenty-third), LtcuteEantrColcne' WarJ, Ma or Chapman, Adlutaot Hunter, Surgeon Wipon, Assistant-Surgeon Bennett, and Quarter master Stodoard, of the Twenty-third Regiment al GRNEBAL GRANT AND THE FAIR SEX. At fi'25 the General left the Academy to go to the Brooklyn Club, amid the enthusiastic cheats of the assemblage present in the Aca demy. As he wa aDout to leave the edifice, Lieutenant Stoddart, of rhe 23d, made the inquiry of the General, "how he had enloyed himseflf General Grant answered, "I am very much gratified." "I referred particularly to how you like the appearance of tno ladles of Brooklyn, General. " "I am very much pleased with them, and tho 23d Regiment also." said the General, in answer to the Lieutenant's la9t interrogation. BANQUET AT THE BROOKLYN CLUB. Immediately alter leavlna the reception at tho Acedcmy the General was entertained by the members of the Brooklyn Club at their club bouse in Clinton street. A magnificent banquet was in i pad in ess, and the elite ot Brooklyn were in attendance to do honor to the gallant soldier. There were no speeches male, the only ceremony being the introduction of General Grant to tno cornr any present by the President of the Club, Mr. Pierrepont, and Mr. Samuel MoClellan. At hull-pnet eleven o'clcck the General and stafflei't the club-house and drove to the Fulton Ferry for the purpose of taking the cars to Jersey City for Wabhington. Before leaving General Grant was presented with a magnificent bouquet for his own use, and another for Mrs. Grant. Every metnbor of his stall also received a bouquet in addition from the Club. The General left on a ferry boat without his stuff, but the captain nt the boat, out of politeness to the great left flanker, directed his boat back to Brooklyn, and took the gentlemen on board, who feared that they were left behind. JWtfl York World. Magnificent GiU to Grant, According to the suggestion made some weeks since, a number of the leading citizens of New York, representatives of its wealth and commer cial influence, have presented Lieutenant-Gene-ral Grant with a purse containing one hundred thousand dollars. Among the principal subscri bers we may mention A. T. Stewart, William B. Astor, Commodore Vanderbilt, J. B. F. Lanier, L. W. Jerome, and others. Thirty thousand dollars of the amount weie used to disciiarge the mortgage on the General's house in Washington city, the balance, seventy thou sand dollars, being invented in five-twenties. Major-General Daniel Buttcrtield was the agent who collected and paid over the sum, an additional amount of two thousand dollars being tendered to the Lieutenant-General at the same time wherewith to purchase a landau. The money was presented without ceremony. General Grant, bnce the cloe of the war, has been presented as follows: By citizens of Philadelphia, with a bouse and furniture, valued at 830,000 Bt tne citizens oi Galena, l l.. a house, lurm- tore, and that "sidewalk," valued ar 15 000 With swords and equipments to the value of. 10,000 Horses. i 10 000 Library by citizens ot Boston 6,(XK3 In cash lrom the citizens of New York 100,000 1 otal. '. r. .$170,000 The total of this sum is less than the annual income of the estates presented to the Duke of Wellington by the British Government and people. It will doubtless be remembered that, alter the battle of Waterloo and the fall of Na poleon, the English Parliament voted an, estate to the Iron Duke, to cost two hundred thousand pounds, or a million ot dollars (not in green backs, but gold). Tha Duke was to select his estate. Several were off ered bim, many of them princely. Amang others was one offered by an old nobleman who had two, and who prided himself on the extent and condition bt the one which ha would be only too proud to have the Duke accept. The Duke was invited to examine it, and Eromlsed to do so. When he came down from iondon tor that purpose the old Lord happened to have a severe attack of the gout. lie sent explanations and many apologies to the Duke, and said that as he could not come himself he had sent his steward or head man to show him the "farm." "Very well," aid the Duke, "all right;" and off the pair started to see it. Several hours alter leaving his lord the steward re turned, covered irons head to foot with dut and mud, and panting as if he had made the tour on toot instead of on horseback. He explained to his lordship that he had started off with the Duke and bis orderly, "That is," said the steward, "the Duke started off, and I and his orderly managed to keen within sight and hailing distance ot him, and that was all. I don't know what he thought, or how ha liked tne estate, but tne last l heard ot him was his shout to me to tell your lordship that he would take it." Grant and the Iron Duke have certain pecu liarities in common. Neither will aver be noted for loquacity. Like Wellington, Grant says little in return for the gift proffered him, except that "he'll take it," and goes about his business. And so the whole matter is all right, except that the gift is not half large enough, but will do for the nresent. JVIeii York Herald. i ROBBERY OF COUPON BONDS FROM A riULADELPIIIAN. 1 Hew they Ware Traced and Recovered In New Tork A Nftsasm (Street Broker - Arrested Speneer Petti la Caatody Interesting Examination .lief ere Jus tice Dawalat, Ete. 1 A very interesting cae, involving the robbery of United States five-twenty coupon boDds to the amount of $3000, carae before Justice Dowling for examination on yesterday. The facts as de, veloped by the investigation show that in July, 18U3, there were stolen Iron Lewis Sonneborn, ot No. 2017 Amber street, Philadelphia, three thousand dollars' worth of United States cou pon bonds which he had but a tew moments pre vious purchased of Jay Cooke & Co., at their otlice in Philadelphia. Every exertion was used by Mr. Sonneborn toward the recovery of his money, but without avail. I Advertisements were published and legal ad-' vice procured. J. Warren Coulston, attorney and counsellor at law, took the matter in band, and at his advice Mr. Sonneborn wrote to the Treasury Department relative to the stolen bonds. After the lapse of some time a clue was obtained which led te the conclusion that the bonds, or a portion thereof, were in the poasej i sion of L. 8. Lawrence A Co., brokers, No. 104 Nassau street, New York city. Messrs. Sonne born and Coulston came to this city, procured the assistance of nolice officers, and finally through the arrest of Mri L. S. Lawrence re. covered a portion of the stolen bonds, as is thown in the testimony given berore Justice Dowling. t ' At the examination yetterday, Assistant United states district Attorney Courtney apaearea on behalf of .the Treasury Department and Mr, Sonneborn. Counsellor Chambers for Lawrence & Co. Spencer Pettis was in custody at tha Court, charged with having disposed of the bonds to thai parties from whom Lawrence 4 Co. procured them. William F. Howe appeared lor reui3. i The first witness called wa Lewis Sonneborn, who gave his testimony as follow: , In 1868 1 purcbued soma five -twenties coupon bonds i I raid lor them lu June, and received ttieia in Ju.y lrom . Jay Cooke Is Co i there wors six of them; the numbors won 24 289 up to 21.2'Jt. tnoiu. sive; i hey were taken trom uir jnBe.sston tbont two minutes atua I had lett Jay Cooke's ortict; I do not k dow by wlioin t hey were taken; sines tlify were taken from me, I have endeavored to luarn their whereabouts tne two boadi shown ms uuru are, I tnmj, tne ones stoma iroin uie. Vr. Courtney State if there has been any altera- t on in tlitm. air. Howe 1 wonld like to at the Court if my e l l Is charted with stealing these bonus f M-. Ccunnty who noes the gjntieman ap pear for T ir. mows i appear mr Mr. rottn. 11 r C'ouitnty I am not examine M Pettis, -ir. Howe-Mr. Pettis was brought here this morn. for to answer a complninrj but there is no complaint made apainst bim, and before we go any further 1 oi tct to the question It Judve l-iowllue What i your objection 7 air Howe He aks ii lh to bonus taken from him were altered before he shows that they have been altrrea. ati. oornev I win pat the euesnon in inn man tinr. Since you riiircned t os bonds, and smoe ineimtncy were taken irora yon, n.ve luuy uoen aitred7 M ti nets Yes, s r; this eight wa a two when I had tbemj the figure two haa boon erased and an ncht sutstituted. so that they read Nos 24 890 and U4; tha lint intimation I had ot their wnera- about was in ice lau oi two; i received a letter lrom the Treasury Department, whioh stated that toe coupons had been paid froia the Treasury her to the account of L h. Lawrence & .Co.; X have never teen thorn until to day, heie , t rurs-exammed by Jur nowo win you swear o itivcly these bonds shown here are Totirf By ut iiitormaiion 1 cot irom t e lrasury Departmout tl at tiie couools tame from New York, and that aev Lad ouplicate coupons; l t.elievethey aremino. Mi . lloive V ill i ou look at that bond, AO. zi.bju. iludie Downn? I don't think, Mr, Howe, there is atv i.ecesmty for ou to cross-examine this witness, you mipht at well wal. until something is proven of your client. Air. no wo very wen, sir. J. Wairen Coulston was next called and sworn. Be said : 1 ruide at No. 1504 Chesnut street, Phila delphia; was in ew lorn dur.nir the present month; I n-ft Mr. Lawrence lor the Ur-t time on Krulay, Uie 17 b of I tbiuarv ; I saw him at hio place oi bHRincr in iansau street; 1 ca iod there in com im y with Ur. Wooiclridire, Detective ot the Sixth Ward Station: both ot us bad conversation wltn him : I was i resent durine a i tne conversation be tween Mr. Lawrence and Wooldndee; Mr. Woot dridjre said in substance as lohows: " Mr, JLaw rence, I am a detective; 1 camo nor on official busi ness; in I8ti3 six five-twenty coupon bonds were stolen and brought to New York, and their numbors cbanaed. We have traced them to your possession, and are here lor the purpose ot domanuiug these LonaB irom you." Mr. Lawrence replied that ho hadn't the bonds, i r Courtney Wnat else did he say T , WitnoM Ue said be nevor had tho bonds. After tome reneral conversation, unimportant in bis character. 1 said 10 Mr. .Lawrence. " we know that youbave ihee bonds; ibey have been traced to yenr porseesion." " lie replied to mo, "lou naa better take care bow j on make assertions ot that kind." Mr. Chambers Wait one moment. 1 appear here lor Mr. L. 8. Lawrohco. Mr. Courtney is offennir evidence ot oine conversation between Mr. Law rei.ee and a detective. I presume upon the return ot a search warrant von will not suppose tho euiit ot any party notil a complaint attauisc that party his teen made Mr. Courtney is introducing evi duiCB which indireo'iy etubi tho reputation ol u Intiness man. 1 think this donversation is impropor until a proper charge has teenmude betora a proper tribunal. We don't like to have them produce evidence which cas.s sua .icl,n upon tue character of Mr. Lawrence I ouject to suoa cv. donee. Mr. Laurence bouht these oonds in good laith and paid i heir lull value tor them. ju-tlce Dowling 1 cannot exolnde anv testimony a' to conversation between Mr. Lawrenoe and ihe c Dicer, lie was there on official business. What is it you wish me to do 7 Mi. Cbambeis 1 object to the testimony as to de tailing the interview wnh the witness and the de tective. Justice Dowling I must admit it. Mr. Chambers Mr. Lawrence does not keep a junk shop ; be is a banker. Justice Dowling There are more honest men, I Euess, among the junk dealers than among the ankers. You wi.l nave an opportunity to show tne innocence of your client in rood time. Mr Courtney I will say but a word or two. 1 never saw Mr. Lawrenoe before to-day. He may be an honest man, Ibtre is evidenoe in thl' cose whioB shows that Mr. Lawrence, to use tha mildest term, lad a knowledge that these bonds were altered and counterlened. I don't know that Mr. Lawrenoe is entitled to more consideration than oidinary peo ple There has boon more crime and more fraud p.rpetrstsd upon the nghta or the oommnnity by persons calling themselves bankers and broker than by any junk men, or even the inhabit ants ot the Five Points. I shall show that when the attention of Mr. Lawrence was called to thse bonds, he (aid be never had seen, heard, or known ot ibem. If he bad intenaed to perform his dut he wonld have oelivered them a p. He subsequently admitted that be had sold some of them, and that he knew where to find more. One of thorn was found in his possession. It we can show these tact, ia is then the duty of Lawrence, if he can, to show where he got them. 1 am here only to pi oduce the testimony, and then leave it to the Court to decide. Justice Dowling Tbo witness may repeat what ever conversation transpired between Mr. Lawrence and the cflicer. Witness I r-plled that I understood my position ; kiiew what i was about, or we should not be o posi tive; Detective Wooldndge then said, "Well, Mr. Lawionce, we came here for those bonds; will yon deliver them or not!"' Mr. Lawrence then said, "We 1, rantiemen, I acknowledge I bought twenty five hundred dollars ot these bonds; I sold a thoi sand and bought them again, and sold another thou sand, and know where thore is a thouiaad ; and can get it; that is it you give me a eUance; but U you are going to be ugly about it, I can be ngiy alBO," or words to that effect; then Mr. Wool dndge produced hi search-warrant, and said he bad an unpleasant duty to perform, and must do it; we all three walked to the fire-proof sale, and as Mr. Law rence took oat the papers Mr Wooldridxe stood by me, and we together examined tae papors, I opening the papers and handling them: up to this time we bad lound none of the missing bonds; I then said to Mr. Lawrence we know that yon have these bonds, and you can facilitate matters by pro ducing them, and save us a great deal of trouble; bb opened a drawer in the lireproot safe, -and took out a 600 bond and threw it ou the desk and said, "This is the only one of the bonds i have;" the number waa 24 890 ; we looked at it to see . if it an swered the description of one of our altered boats, and we lound tnat an alteration had been made ia the booy of the bond and also in tha coupon attached; Mr. Woo dnde took possession ot the bond, and We continued our search through the safe withoat finding any of the bona ; 1 asked Mr. Law renoe if he heel a box in bank; be replied he had; Mr. Wooldridge and myself accompanied him to the Nassau Hank, and brought two boxes to bis office and examined them, without finding any of the bonds; Mr. Wooldridge then took Jsr Lawrence into custody and brought bim before Justice Dow ling; when Mr. Lawience produced the bond he said he coald got another foOO bond by Monday; 1 aptain Jourdan got it 1 believe; I heard Mr. Law rence ay to captain Jourdan that he eould get bun others on Saturday last, making four in all, t roes-ex aruiiud by Mr. Chambers I am an attor ney at law; Mr. Sonneborn cmpoyed me la 1863: we bsve boon engaged more or less since that time; I first rami to Aew York on the 17th of February ; before I came to w York we obtained a c ut as to where these bonds were ; M r feonncbora received a letter lrom Mr. Rodnian, ot the 1 reositry Department ; when 1 came here 1 learned ttat tne bonds had been paid to Lawrence by the Treasury Department ; I learned It from Captain Walling; from intorraation 1 icco'ved from Captain Wallluir 1 was told what our evidence would be; 1 had possession ot some of those coupons after I came to New York; I re ceiied thtm irora the Treasury Department; these are the coupons (witness produces ten coupons); alter the wariant was lusuea we went at onoo to Mr. XLftWfODCOa . Mr. Chambers What was said? ' In reply to this question the witness detailed the interview as given in his direoi examination. Q. D.d Mr Lawrence say in subsiance that thre was no necessiiy tor readmr the seaioh-warraotf A. 1 probably forgot to state that Mr Lawreaoe did not aar be tors we went to the sa e that be had one of the bonds; be produced this 500 bond himself atter l naa told mm to save ui irouoie; ne naa quite a number of bonds, mostly seven-thirties; ha had some tour or fly five-twenty bonds, lte-dlrect Did Mr. Lawrence offer, to show you this bond before you informed bim that you had a warrant r Mo, sir; ana not inn aid ne propose to deliver them until we had searched the safe. , , Mr. Courtney Was It not until attur you informed bim you, nad the warrant tnat no said they bad ' boiiirijt ttiom in a lair and aauare wat 7 Witness Yes, sir; be did not tay from whom he bought 'them 1 1 think e did not ask bim; I learned siibsi ouently from him trom whom he boarht theini be did not state how he would settle, whether it would be our bonds or money. Ke-oroes-examiued Mr. Lawrence said be did not want any troub e about them. .Tridge Fowling Did M. Lawrence tll pon from Wh m hn on limn ibeiuf A. 1 think ho dirt Q. rom whom? A Farrar k Lvons No. 61 fccuth street; they had bought them from a fcpenxr lets. Mi rvin T. Hodman, sworn I am a c'eik ii tin Ui ted r tat'S lreaury Department; have been trtere son.e hiee years; 1 nave sen these coupons betore; h ye hsd them in it y ponseesi. nt they were pad on thai date to L L Lawrence it o ; tho next pa rr.ci ts weie maue on ap t SO, 1864, aud oymier It . )8ti4; another pavnentwa niadi in Mar, 1866 a a i hi y were dee aga in Novotnbir, 1865, but 1 rsnnot say Mat they wore raid; 1 hare rn eiveu a letter from 'W ashington on the subjest; tl ere i as le.m an alteration wlnc i ts onite appa rent: 1 do not think 1 thoalri have any dlllloiiHv in e.etocting tno foigory; 1 was a bsoaor bcioie I enteied the Treasury Department; tn mv opinion a l ersou would l ave but little cffliculty in discover Inr 'ha alteration; I bavit no kuowie igo that Mr. Laurence himself secured the payment on the coanons; I have his receipt; the paper shown is a schedule made out b Mr. Lawrenoe, and sent down by bim; It is customary lor brokers to send such ; it is the custom of the department not to nay conrons the numbor of which have been altered ; if a clerk leceives them it is bis duty to refuse payment;; the coupons (.resented to the department were paid; 1 don'i know wi s' o eric in the otlice paid these cou pons; 1 don't know whether Mr. Lawreuco pre sented the coupons himself or not; ths ciork who paid them did not detect the a'tcration. Mr Courtney I suppose he was groan aud di I not anon hts business. r. ennneborn recalled In November, 1835, nceiTod a letter fiom tno Trea-ury U partmont i i relat on to these coupon bonds; tho letter shown me is theone 1 reoeived Mr Conituey 1 propose to introduce that lettor as evidence. Justice Dowling 1 suppose thore is no quos'.ion about the loss oi t esu bonds? Mr t hambt rs Ob, no, nr. Mr Courtney MvoPject is toshowthatMr Liw renee bad these bond-; that oneol tnetn was lound in lus possession, and tiat he afterwards promised to procure others and doliver taom to Captain Joui can, but dec iued to do so by aov ce ef counsel. M r. t bambeis. When 1 was reta'ned as counsel I was told ot this promise, and I objected to it, and instructed bim to dec'ino delivering them np, as he had purchased them in good faith ; when I came no this morning as counsel I had no idea that a com plaint wonla be made against Mr. Lawrenoe; I have teen surprised at the course oi the prosecution; I have been counsel for Mr. Lawrence for years, and I have such knowledge of this transaction that it woula beimiTopei lor mo to appear as counsel and witness; 1 shall employ counsel lor Mr. Lawrenoe as 1 will be called as a witness. Mr. Courtney I propose that we go on with the other witnesses, and reserve Mr. Chambers until tne last. Mr. Chambers It is a delicate position for a man to occupy. Mr. Courtney 1 don't want to pas it on. Mr t hampers They being my oankeis, I wi'l say that some ot them were puroaased by me, and the coupons collected by me and went into my pocket. (Laughter ) jsr, courtney wen, that is our cose. CMr. Chambers The detenne of this case will occupy ions time, and 1 must ask that it bo ad- jouri ed that olhtr counsel may be procured tor Mr. Lawrence. Justice Dowling Under the circamstanoes, then, the case will have to go over. Mr. Howe There is. no evidence against Mr. Pet tis No one is here to make complaint. I can't see what connection my client has got with the case. Me is not incorporated in this charge. Ue is ouly mentioned in the conversation Justice Dowling The responsibility is placed upon me now, and I will take it, 1 will keep Mr Pettis. Mr. Howe Upon what grounds ?. Yoar Honor does not wish to do injustice. Justice Dowling I will commit no Injustice. From intormation I have received I must have evidence. Is Mr. Lyons here ? Mr. Lyons stepped forward and was sworn. lie said :l do business at No. si South street; I have teen these bonds before; 1 bougat five bonds of that character. Jast'ce Dowling From whom aid yon obtain them ? , Witness From F. S. Pettis; my partner disposed ot tbem to L. 8. Lawrence fc Co.; it so aopoars upon our books ; it is a ubusI cash entry, credited to Law renoe & Co. Mr. Howe I now ask that Mr. Pettis may be allowed to show how he came in possession oi these bonds. - Justice Dowllne Your question is inconsistent - I will not grant it. I will hold Mr. Pettis in 86000 bail, and Mr Lawrence also. - Homy G Lyons became Mr. Lawrence's bonds man, and Pettis, who oould not procure bail, was committed to await the result of the examination, which will be continued at 9 o'clock next Monday morning. Habeas Coipns In Kentucky. Louisville, February 20. Writs of habeas corpus were Issued to-day by Judge Ballard, of the District Court of the Southern States, for. the bodies of Captains Reed and Lennon, who were lately fined and committed to jail in Camp bell county for the protection of the polls at the last election. The cases are important, and will present the whole subject of the powers of the military where martial law prevails. Eminent Union lawyers have volunteered their services to General Palmer to represent the accused. . Railroad Accident. New Tom, February 27. A collision occurred on the Erie road yesterday, at Lordville, be tween the express and a freight train. A brakes man was killed. The engineer and conductor of the freight train were arrested, and held to answer a charge of manslaughter. Accident to Lieutenant-Genera I Grant. New Yoek, February 27. Lieu tenant-General Grant was accidentally shot in the hand yester day by the explosion of a new rifle, which he was examining. The wound is not serious, and did not prevent his attending the reception at Brooklyn last evening. He left last night for Washington. From Providence. Provioencb, B. I., February 27. The steamer Occtinua, which went ashore on Tegher's Island on Friday night, hauled off early this morning and started for New Yoik in tow. Iler cargo had previously been taken out in good condi- tiou' .1 Judicial Decision. New York, Febiuary 27. Judge Barnard has decided that tho Courts have no authority to discharge minors from the army.fthat power resting alone with the Secretary of War. Changes in the Cabinet. New York, February 27. Tne Tribune says that three members of the Cabinet who contem plated resigning have concluded to await the action of the President, but it is not improbable that he will remove one of them in a few days. Markets by Telegraph. New Ori.iai.8, February 28 Sals of Cotton to-day lttOO bale; low Middlings, 4243o ; Mid din gs, 45(a4eo. tsugar, lair to nartly toir, 10J15o. :. Molasses, prime to choice, 90-(i il2 Gold opened at 186J(a lilti and c osed at 135 '135 (Sterling. Ex ensure. 146is,14S. Francs. U0. Freights to New York, jo to Liverpool, 11-10a. Ktw York, February 27 Cotton dull and un changed. Flour firmer with anadfoneiug tendency; sales oi 8000 barrels Mat- at $ oO.a.8 ; Ohio, $810 76 j western, fttl6HalO; Southern hriner; sale oi 600 barrels at P8-"0.j 15 60; Canada firmer ; sales of 800 barrels at 87 Ui 10-50 Wheat elosed at an advanoe of Va2c; sales of 6000 bushels new amber Stat, 82 82. M xed Corn advanced 2o. .Koef steady. Pork steady at 27'87r.28-60. Lard steady at 17o,lDo. Whisky dull, but firm. -i The petition for the pardon of R. M. T. Hunter has been approved by tho Virgiulu Legialature. THIRD EDITION DESTRUCTIVE FIRE AT ST. LOUIS. FOUR STEAMBOATS BURNED LOSS OF HALF A MILLION DOLLARS. St. Louis, February 20. The steamers Dicf tor, Luna, Leviathan, and Peytona were burned at the levee to-night, together with a large amount of freight. The loss cannot be ascer tained to-night, but will probably reach $500,000. The three latter boats belonged to the Mississippi Steamship Company. LATEST FROM TEXAS. Public Fnnfiral of Hon. . W. Nmytbe- Temporary Exemption Itisw Ilaen alun of the 8eersmlu Ordinance rn Indian Tribes Mercantile AiTolra, Ete. Galveston, February 24. The funeral ot the Hon. George W. Smythe was attended by tbo convention en masee. A resolution of condo lence and respect was adopted. The deceased is pronounced to have been one of the ablest statesmen of Texas, and his death is regarded as a public calamity. In the convention a resolution was referred to exempt certain property from attachment and foiccd sales on execution for twelve months. A minority report, declaring the Secession or dinance null and void, waa discussed and re ferred. A resolution lequcstlng the Government to piovlde, by treaty with the Indian tnbe, to secure protection to the white settlers, and secure relief from the general Government against In dian incursions, was also introduced. Arrived, steamer Senator, from Boston. The Saragossa, from New York, ts discharging. The steamer Georgia will sail for New York in a few days. Cotton firm; Middlings 31c. There is still a laree quantity ot unemployed tonnage in port. Freights to New York 4c; to Liverpool id. Busi nehs is generally dull. TXI3S llINXYTS S. New York, February 27. The Herald's To ronto special despatch eays.that reports trom an English detective at Pittsburg state that Gene ral Sweenej's plan is to make a demonstration against Canada about the middle of March, with a email force, and strike New Brunswick: via the Maine frontier with his main column. Colonel O'Maheny in a card denounces as un true the rumor that he was about to dismiss Mr. Killian, and declares that he considers tha latt er worth more to the Brotherhood and to Ireland than the whole so-called Senate to gether. Indignant Note from the Head Centre. To the Editor of the Herald. Headquarters Fenian Brotherhood, No. 32 East Seventeenth Street, New York, February 26. I beg leave to call your attention to the following statement in your issue of this morn ing, ano request your insertion in the Herald of to-morrow ot my unquaiina contradiction thereof, as it has not the slightest foundation in ii cf. It is there asserted that "U'Mahony is about to dismiss Killian, in response to a senti ment very general among the party." This I pronounce to be altogether untrue, both with regard to my esteemtd friend and talented fellow-worker, Mr. Killian, and with respect to my own estimation of "the party" represented at the late anti-Fenian and anti-Irish gathering at PitUburg. . I never did, nor do I now, con template the dismissal of Mr. Killian from the ofhee which he fills in the F. B, with so much ability and honesty ; and so far from responding to any "sentiment" entertained by the "partv" in question in his regard, I here deliberately declare that I consider Mr. Killian of more present worth to the F. B., and ot more future promise to Ireland, than the entire of the so called Senate. From the conduct pursued by the "party" for Ecme time past, with respect to the Fenian cause, and from its total disregard of truth, iustic. and honor, I would consider myself false to my coun try's cause and my own selt-rebpect were 1 ever to enter into any compromise wnat.ever witn it, eituer individually or collectively. John O'Mahqny, H. C. F. B. , Indignant Letter from John McCaflerty. New York City, February 25, 18CS. To the Fenians ot America. Brothers: In the tele graphic reports of the proceedings of the Pitts bum Roberta-Sweeney Convention published in this day's New York papers, it its stated that "an envoy from Ireland" was present in that "Congress" thus leading the public to believe that James Stephens and the Femaui "in the gap" recognize W. R. Roberts and party. 1 beg leave to say that no man in America to day has seen Stephens at a later period than mjself; and I know that no envoy from him has been sent to that convention. A mam may have presented himself, claiming to be Iron Ireland, with news; but if any such person pretends that there is any connection whatever between him self and James Stephens, or the I. B. B or anv port'on thereof. I hereby pronounce him an impostor and a traitor to tho cause of Ire land. I have been charged with the duty of asMiring our brothers Here that James Stephens and our Iriends at home reaard the Roberts faction as outride of the Fenian Brotherhood, and traitorous to our cause. I am, Brothers, fraternally yours, John McCaffbrty. Captain I. R. A. and Military Envoy. A Fenian Military Movement. A secret military council of the O'Mahony fac tion of the Fenian Brotherhood, consisting of about one bundled and twenty-nve military men, haa been sitting for a lew days past in Mozart HalL The council adopted a long series of resolutions, recognizing the ability and in tegrity of James Stephens, and approving John O'Mahony, Head Centre of the Fenian Brother hood, and agent of the Irish Republic in America ; condemning the secession of the Bona to; and calling upon every member of the Brotherhood to purchase at least one $20 bond of the Irish Republic, in order to meet "the present neces sity," 1 A letter was received from the Great Centre, James Stephens, stating that his letters of tho 22d and 2Ud of December last were not forgeries. An address was adopted, appealing to the Brotherhood to put the members of this "mili tary council" in the field while they have lif and energy. It adds: "This is the age for action. A few short years will pass away, and the Irish officers of experience, will bavd goue to their graves, or become old and beyond the Sower to strike. Now is the day, now is the our. We must strike at ouce, for delay is more than dangerous." An opportunity will be given the Brotherhood to take a large cumber of the 1 20 bonds. In the meantime it is promised that the military coun cil will make an immediate demonstration on Ireland. JV. Y. Evening Post, 2o7t. FINANCE AND COMMERCE OrncR or thi Evening Trlkoraph, Tuesday, February 27, 18U6. J The Stack Market opened dull this morning, but prices are steady. Ia Government boads there Is very little doing. 7 '30s sold at 09. 104 was bid for 6a of 1881: 102 for S-20s; and 93 for 1040s.. SUte and City loans are unchanged. Pennsylvania 6s sold at 8CJ; new City 6s at 011 01 ; and old ditto at 87 L Railroad share are the most active on the list. Catawissa preferred sold at 32 j32L an advance ot i; and common do. at 2626L no change; Pennsylvania Railroad sold at 67, an advance of 4; Reading at 60); Mlnchlll at 61J, no change; and Philadelphia and Erie at 30J30j, a slight advance. 117 was bid for Camden and Am boy; 30J for Little Schuylkill; 36 for North Pennsyl vania; C2J for Lehigh Valley; 26 for Elmira com mon; 39 for preierred do.; and 43J for Northern Central. City Passenger Railroad share are without c'-iange. Spruce and Pine sold at 36; 73 was bid for Second and Third; 11 for Seventeenth and Nineteenth; C8 for West rhiliidelphla; 34 for Ilestonville; 25 for Girard College; and 21 for Union. Canal shares are uuehanged. Lehigh Nivi gation sold at 62; 29 was bid for Schuylkill Navigation prefeired; 114 lor Morris Canal pre ferred; 12 for Susquehanna Canal; 30 for Dela ware Division : and 67 for Wyoming Valley Can al. LJBank shares aie fhmly held, but we hear of do sales. 204 was bid for North America; 110 for Philadelphia; 122 for Farmers' and Mechanics'; 66 for Commercial; 28 i for Mechanics'; 62 for Girard; 75 for Western; SI for Manufacturers' and Mechanics'; 62 for City; 40 for Consolida tion; 62 for Corn Exchange; and 65 for Union. In O'l shares there is little cr nothing doing. The New York Tribune this morning says: "Balances late in the day were offered among bankers at 7 per cejt.j but lenders among the banks and bankers had no luck of borrowers at this rate on call. In commercial paper there is no cbansre, for the better and best namos pass at 7.1 good at 9crfll0; fair at 10i(l5 per cent. ; nnd'some as biah as 18 per' cent. The bank statement shows a further contraction of legal tender and a large decrease iu deposits. Long engagements for money are avoided, and mode rate interest with safety is the rule With lenders in and out of bank. "Currency has commenced to flow from the West to New York. There la little produce coming, and the indications are thtt rates for monct in the western c.tiet will be higher than have been quoted lor some time." The folio wine Is from the ' Cotton Circular' of Neill Brothers A. Co., dated New Nork, Febru' ary 21: The writer recently arrived from the South, and ,haa not since had time to look very closely into the statistics ot the trade. Our last circular was dated the 15th of January, at New Orleans. Ud to nearly that time it had been sup posed that a conjunction of open rivers from all points might, tor a few weeks, bring in receipts of 80,000 to 100,000 bales weekly, and greatly depress the market. But It then became evident that although the receipts might, for a few weeks, be maintained on their previous scale, the exhaustion of the main lines of communica tion was such as to probably balance any further increase in the supply from the trloutartes. This is jnst what has since occurred, although the Red River, wh ch was then fating, has since been up and delivering some quantity. The total receipt amount to about 1,750,000 bales since the end of the war. and we seo no reason to doubt that the further receipts will reach or exceed 360,000 bales, carrying the receipts np to, or perhaps rather over, our estimate of 2,100,000 TneChlcaeo Tribune of Thursday remark j oi monetary aflairs: "The money market to-day was very quiet. Notwithstanding1 the fact that all obligations due to-morrow had to be met to-day, no particu lar pressure was felt en the maiket, and cur rency was reported to be easy at 10 per cent, per annum. Street rates were steady at 142 per cent, per month, but the transactions at such rates were very lieht. "Eastern exchange is in active demand, and firm at par buying and 1-10 premium selliue. Rourd lots were in demand am mg bankers at a premium of 60 cents per thousand- The supply is kcarcely equal to tne demand, and so ne ot the bankers have had to express currency to New York within the past two days." PHILADELPHIA STOCK EXCHANGE RALES TO-DAY Beported by De Haven ft Bra, No. 40 8. Third street riRST HOARD. $1000 U S 7 80s June 99 C500 do July 9 61(09 do.July.im 99 $12000 Ponna 6s 88 'tX)Cltvtt!, old.... 87 88000 do new 91j C0 do..nwlU&l PC00 do.niun Its 91 $1000 do mun 91 $2000 Pa H 2d mort . 93 80a sh Catawlssa .... 29) ioo n do sio aej 20ii0h do .....lots 26 400inStNohCllss80 81 200 sh do....b80. 8 6 sh Aead liuslo .0 60 115 sh Lehich Navb& 62 8 ib do 62 lOOsbPenna K..lots 67 47 sh do. s6wn Its 67 100 in Iteaaino' 601 16 sh Mmehill 641 200 sn Cata pt b6 82 24 100 fh do. 82l loo sn 100 sh loo sa loo ih 100 sh 10(1 Bh 100 sh 200 ih do. do. do. de. do. do. do. do. ...,b80 82j, 200shPlifc E.lis..b6 80 200 sh do ol0 80 200 sh do b80 80J 100 ih do bl6 80) 400snNY fcMid'.lis 6V 200 sh Fnl ton.. lots.. 7 ashSprand P.... 85 ,...bl0 82J ....60 S'M 821 ...,b80 82 82 lotsalO 88: SALES AT PUBLIC STOCK BOARD TO-DAY. Beported by S. C. Johnson, No. 828 Walnut Street.. FIRST CALL. 100 sh That Ch K. rh&ChR.... 1 1 200 sh Iteadinr 601 'hit & Fro v.. 1 500 sh Walnut Isl L80 '83 am dm It 2d. 1-2 600 sh Mount Farm.. '471 200 sh PI 100 ih An lOOshllaple Shade. 4-66 100 sh McClintock.l 8-13 Marfru, Durney fc CO. quote as follows i hu'ring. He'l'iir. American Gold 13 i j 137 American Silver, As and ) ...181 Vdi American MlvorD mua and Half Dime. 127 128 Pennsylvania Currently 40 80 New York Lxooanve par. par. PHILAD'A GOLO EXCHAVUE QUOTATIONS. 10 A. M 186? 12 M 137 U A. M 18ts; IP. .VI 187 Philadelphia Trade Report. Tuesday, February 27. Clovereoed Is dull, and prices have again declined. Sales of 4005' 0 bushels at CO'00. Timothy moves slo wly, with small tales at 84-00 a 4-26. In Fiaxsoed very little doing. We quote at $2 80(u2 90. No.' 1 Quercitron Bark Is stondy at 832 60 i ton, bat there is very little dolus;. There Is rather more inquiry for the hotter brands of extra lamily Flour tor home consumption, but there is no demand for shipment, and commission lou are unsalable, except at comparatively low rate, bale ot 1400 barrels pooi aud tanoy North western extra launly at 68 26 a 9 00. The uoroe trade purchase sparin;.y at prioes muirinir irom 90 25 lor common suuerfiuo up to S13 00 lor luucy brands, according; to quality. Pye Flour is dull at $4 75, with sales of 100 barrels at this figure. Prices of Corn Meal are nominal. - - I here ! no perceptible chance to notice in the Wheat Market, and the ouly sales reported were a few small lou of lair aud choice red at 92 062 26; white ranges lrom $2 262-65. If ye ia dull; and cannot be quoted over 80o lu Cora there u an ad vance ol 2o. t l u-tirl. Males of 6000 bushels yellow at 70o., aud 10,000 bushels in elevators on teoret terms OaU are quiet, but steady at 47o. W bwky has advanced, aud is now ho'd at $2 26 (g2 26 lor Pennsylvania and Ohio. At tho close a lot of refilled tod at $2 26.