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VOL. V.No. 77.
-A. llrillinnt fSovtio Ity tlio
Destruction of Argentine Hafts
Eictator Lcpea "has General. Robles aaJ
Ills StaiT Sliot for Treason.
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JEUO.. Jfcito.. JCt.. li2tO.. X2tO.
New You::, March 30. 3y tbe arrival of Uio
stcrr.iHuip JiCrih American, from Rio Janeiro,
with dates io 'March 3, the following important
news has been 'rouui cd: --
On the Dlbl ot Junaary, a Patugur-fau force of
3000 men crossed to tito southern bank of the
Parana, at l'us.-o do lu Patiia, and attacked t ho
Argentine lorc", forming the vanguard o.' Le
. allied artuics. After n sever? tlgut the I'urv
guayans rcciossed the river In pood order 'o
the:r headquarters. The low ol the Argentines
is estimated at 200 killed. That oi' the Paraguay
an i not staled,
A large quantity of timber, accumulated by
the Aige;itircs i'or t'.'c pprpo e of making rais
. to c03s t'je troo.r, and material in the lonr;
projected urand advance of ttie allies, were cap
tured by the 1'ura;-Mayans a:id thrown into the
. Detertcra from the ravaaimyan army rpor'.
that Gei'erul Kiilfe, wth sixty other officers,
-were shot by order of the Dictator Lopez, in the
presence of the en ne ariny drawn up in a hol
low square.
The Bra.ilian fleet remained at Cornentes
awaiting the arrival of Admiral Taniandure
when active naval operations would be(com
ineneed by Hie. combined fleets, but from the
skilful obstructions of the Paraguayans below
. Httmaitn, it v ps do dined whether a s jcccrwiiil
attack by wufor CGiiUt be made. , - .
Fioro nil appearances the defensive prepnra.
' turns re e by L.jpcz"wda'd ' onbctnally prevent
any diiect advance of tbe allies upoi Hutnait-,
their only ehapceol cajSiuTiog that place lying
in a rapid flap k. movement, cither by crossing
the Parana ft I'apja, to wb'cti point General
j $'arto Alegre was mui-chin,'- witn fo.irleen tuou
Blind men, Oi b,.- i'v leu bauk or t&e Pavoua
tjirough the Gran Chase.
Atli'o the carnival jraon pmred o.T with
great aayety.
The question of abolishing shivery in Erazil was
to be brought before an adjourned se3$ion ihe
Imperial Assembly.
Rio Janeieo, March 3. Inionuutb i is being
continually received, here of tue e: o -. : ly tbo
i Paraguayans ol the Parana, a. id ikx. oration
committed by them, in tue. ;oi n ot ca'.jie lilting
on the Argentine Hide. Oa : t' of ,1- juary
four bundled croiis-fl over oh ;i. ) '.d; bat they
were driven bide br , ,es.
.... But by iar tin; mot auipo. taa e s is that o
tiaut tbat took ole.co ou tbe o. January
.'bvlwccu tuc l'a.ai.ayaas i.nd ;': . eji m
Tbe ac Oiints . ceiveu in i ' aie ve v cloud a
jf. heetiw lUi't tiie allieu l-'oveinnieois t v no
d:spom :i to -.tligiitsa tbe p..ui'c in rcprurd tt
tiiPir opexatious. from all 1 r')iild gat'it.'Jiow
ever, it seems that a iuice o. r.irniiayaas. uum
bering about fix huiKlied meu, ci-O'-.sed over to
thti Arpeut'ue side. Tueso wer lu-omotlv rein
lorced till tbe total number ol ti.rf in voters
amounted to irom three to tive tuounand. The
.Argentine General liornos, with ooJy a division
of eivabry, met the invaders, when a sanguinary
conflict ensued. General Hornos was subse
quently reiniorced by a liuenos Ayrean division,
. . comiQ an ded by Colonel Gor.e: a, and alter the
light bad lasted tome hours the Paraeuayans
recroased, Icavirg several hundred dead and
wounded on the tieid.
The fight was intensely hot, the Paraguayans
loJoupsr their ground with great tenacity, giving
way only inch by inch, and prohtiuc by all the
'dillicultie3 in thelorm ot bushes, swamps, lakes,
ctcv and at nltrbt tUey sought shelter in a moun
tain by the banks of the river, whence it was
.found very bard to dislodge them, as tney had
been reinforced.
Finally they were compelled to recross the
liver, leaving on the Argentine side two hundred
killed,. and a number ot wounded, variously esti
mated at jrora one hundred to six hundred.
Tbe Argentines bad several ollicers killed, and
many wounded. The loss ot uicb placed Acrs dc
combat is between five and six hundred. This
loss is severely felt in Buenos Ayres, as the prin
cipal troops engaged were trom"that city.
This is the Argentine version of the ali'uir. The
Brazilian account differs from it materially and
il all the statements received from the "lacier
eourceareto.be believed, the conduct of the
., Argentines in the light war not very fluttering
to them. While it cannot be denied, on the one
t'1- Land, that they ili-fcnded themselves bravelv, it
.must be admitted on the other hand, that they
1'ell ingloiiously, without the slightest advantage
io their cause, through the negligeuoe of to
. general commanding the vanguurd. '
General Osorio, In oommand of the Brazilian
forces, having heard heavy tiring in the direc
tion of the river, sent lo General liornos, oll'er
ing reinforcements, which were declined. The
consequence was that the Paraguayans, in their
; onset, created great confusion in the Argentine
j-auks, and although this is denied, ii is sub
stantiated by letters received from surseons ot
the Brazilian' army, who declared that they
found almost all the Argentines that they at
tended wounded tn the rear. This circumstance
Is mentioned with the utmost politeness and
varnifh; but It is certain that the Argentines
were completely routed.
A great cry has been raised in Buenos Ayres
against tbe Braihuu arinv and nsvy, but more
especially the littter, for their inactivity whPn
they were within hearing distance of the con
flict. It ie believed by impartial person how
ever, that us far as General Osorio is concern" 1 I
no blame attaches to hnn because he di I n '. 1
tend troops to the scene of strife, bec:ui-e fie 1
were declined bv General Homos. Ai tor t'.i : !
luartivity of the Brazilian squadron, it m nr.
counto I tor on the suspicion tuat some : t ree-;-ment
exists between Admlrnl Taniand ire an I
ihe Atventirc t'onimander-in-Chief.
Br-r.iliann very naturally ask, in presence (f
the blame imputed to their countr.vinc i, what
was the bulk of the Argentine iirmv doi.e:?
iiri'T fo much nearer the lieldot bat tle than the
Brszilinns, why did it not support the di' isions
liom Buenos A vres f And they think witu reu
pon, that fhe Argentine forces, amountini to ten
thousand men, ou their own soil, were quiN; snf
tic.ietit to nrri"t the nm?Kwi nnil nnnii i t!i
touihai'rtinc's of tive thousand rurautinvHtt. !
Some oflieers even think that the heJp of Bra
zilians in tlus ca.'C woul t bo cons dei"ii more ri
the hpht of an insult; than us an Bdvania re to
their allies. Be this as it mav, it is a s'ubbora
tact that the Argentines have been treinendoii ilv
w hipped, and that the moral advantage g iin"d
by the Paraeuayaps is immense.
"The newspapers Ho not menti iu a word about
the destruction oi the tiaiboats and other means
ol trHnieit itioii in the course of construction
by the alhe", 'on the Argentine side of t'r.;
Parana. J'rivate letters have been received
here, however, siatincrthat the Paragiayans had
Fet tiro to everything of the kind that they lound
on the bauk of the river that they could not
(iiiekly carry away with them. All this ought
lo lead the allies to exeicise more vigilance and
to always be on the rrui Vive to rcrul ihe enemy,
particularly when 'ho attempts to cross the
river, P3 he did then and had done twice befo.e,
in canoes, which can be easily riddled by ordi
nary musket bullets.
Ine following is the ofllclal report ot the
Headquakters, Fcbruarv 1, 18J6. To the Minis
teroi W tr, Colonel Ju ;an Mnri.ncz: 1 Imve tlio
honor to lotward you tiio euclo-'Cd report from the.
cl'iei ot ilio --tafr, which you will pleiie convey to trie
Vice-1 roidcnt of the Republic l lio debut ot tho
2u UiMslou (Itueeos Ayr-3) which lor the tirat tiuu
came u-jtler tiro, as well a most of the otlloers, bus
liten bi'illiunt ; aud although thir Kencrous ardor
in Uio (If ht has caubd thorn sovere lossci, and ttiu-i
fircvcnttd tli victory tiom b-ine complete aud the
tneniv Irom bem? toialW annihilate 1, 1 icol bound
to lecommend them to tho thanks of tuo p-jnplo and
the (Jovermuent. Babtolomb Mtraic.
tNBKNADA, February 1. 1800.- fo the Prendjut of
the iiipubiic and ioneral-iii-Ciiiei: 1 have too
honor to advise your I'..xc3IIoiict that, in conse
quence ot a docoiit ot the enemy as lar as tho l'c
vuo.io on tho 80th tilt., and ot tbo encounter mou-'
tioucd iu the enclosed despatch of Genonil tioruo.),
a ro niorceinenb wis b -nt to tho vauKuurd, aooordiu?
to your Excellency's order, compound ot the 2d divi
Riontliuenos Ayres), unoer Colonel C'oussu, with a
detachment ot artillery.
Tho vanguard bom? thus strong: heticd tho enemy
returned yes'orday iu tho i.amo torco to the fo?uaio,
Lj. .lisni'j with them a howazer. Uur trucrilli o-vulry
aiticKed them ou tho flunk, whiie the intautry,
undii Colonel Coussa, toll on them in iront wah
viftor, dnviu)? them bucK nd pursuing tiiom hotly
as Iar as l'aso de iu i'airm, ultiionvn thu circum
taufcs of our meu having to wudo p.crois t vo
creeks and a larsre marui),i o their hipi iu walcr,
prevented the puisuit trom L 3iqk r.s vn? irous ai it
miarht have been, aud the sin ill number oi the
enemy taken prisoners is owing ta the raucd deti.ci
which covered their i ei rent.
At the l'aeo de la Patria the enemy endoivorod
to nlorm, undercover ol a reserved lorcu stutionod
ou tbe beach ano some attillury mounted ou au
island, which commands both bantj of tho river,
within halt cannoi shot ruuge; whiie, at the same
time a considerable number of canoes ciuij to re
inforce them. i
Meverthfless our infantry pushed into the thickot,
which skirts the coast lor aout a leiicuo, swimmiuif
acroB tbe two marshes, and advancing bv the forest
openines, wherever practicable, till they came oa
toe owmr'i flank, ouitintr tbWr line in two with a
vigorous charge, and causms them abandon cevoral
canoes, which floa'cd down the river, the rust cn
capiUK iu boats, orsimminK over to the Paiauaran
side. A littolv story seisin? that the rivor at the
JPaBao is, In consrquence of its flooded state, no T
two thousand yards wido.wnh a thiej-kuot current.)
1'ho result of the day would have been decisive,
and ti'C destruction of the enemy completn, nad not
two chiels ol batiahons aud several ollicor juit
fallen, which somewhat damped the ardor of our
men, and permitted tho enemy, under pro-ection of
their island battarv of eif-'ht and twelve pounders, to
recover tliemseivcs in the impenetrable wooa bur
dorintr on the rivor, where they alco iccoivod a reiu
forcement of a iresti baitahon, and were .able to
maintain their pround, alihouiih suCorin? hoavy
losses of killed and wounded, in bayonet skirmishes
with our men. . , .
roon after the 1st Division, under Colonel Kivas,
arrived, as I had moved them up, pursuant to your
Excellency's oroer; but it was inipoejiole, as Gsno
rai liornos teslilles in his despatch, to make ue of
this reinlorcement. as it was now past nitrtittall.
Ihe operation would have been eouiolotely suc
cessful, is I have already told your Excellency, out
or the impatience of our soldiers to get uud r llioi
jtud tho consequent want of a eompAst reserve ioro,
which permitted tho enemy to reform ou tho i Ivor's
side, under cover ot the woods, aud pro'ojt. 1 by
their island battery, whore ihey were reinforced and
enabled to hold their ground lor tho niidit. .
.Neverthele-s.the enemy's loss is computed ac more
than twonuudred killed and lour hundred wouudod
(according tc reliable aocounts), boides nine ooing
taken prisoners, and among these latter two oflloers.
But there advanuigos have not been obtained wi'h
out severe Jobs on our sloe Majors Serrano aud
Marquee belnir amonir those killed iu action, and
Commanders Kear and Murtinez de Uor, wouudod,
besides ninety rank aud tile sent to tho hospital, aud
about twenty ollicers of the various battalions
engared The large number ot officers hors de c m
bat (sowing to the va or oi the troops In ru-hingou
tlie enemy's ambuscado, when the chiels and ollicers
led the way. It was the first time these battailous
woio-ercr under tire.
Colonel Couea being at present with the van
guard at Passo de la l'atna, 1 have not yet got a list
ot the killed, but learn that the number is small
most of our casual. ics being "suehtlv wounded,"
Colonel Cone; a received a contusion. General
Bprnos, iu his active dutes with the vanguard, has
not had time to give mcothcr thau a verbal report,
which I shall Uausmit to your Excellency in due
time, with othor details.
Juan A. Gbllby y Obes.i
The Brazilian Time? of the 24th ult. says:
"The latest news received from the beat of
war is somewhat discouraging, the Argentine
vanguard having been attacked by three thou
sand Paraguayans, who crossed the Passo do la
Patria. Two hundred Areentinos were 'killed,
and all the timber collected and prepared for
ratts wherewith to effect a crossing of the
Parana, was thrown into the river. The
Paraeuayans .then recroased, leaving a largo
number of dead and wounded on tue locality
where the fight took place." ' ,
The Buenos Ayres fUandard in a late editorial
says: "Let us turn our eyes to the Passo do la
Patria, where the enemy will make a stand, ou
the Iar side of the Parana, and much as .we hope,
that the Aigentino flag will be borne in triumph
through the dense forests of Paratuay, we must
remember that the hazard ot war uiicrht turu
against us. There Lopex will stako bis last
cimnce and Are his last shot, knowiu? that if wo
ones cross the Parana his fortress ot Humaita
is outllanked. The whole strength of tbe enemy
will ,be centred .there, and we may expect to
sustain preat loss in forcing a passage. It is
not lli;e walkiug across a bridge, for our meu
will V (eiribly exposed In the long and arduous
passage ol the Parana."
4 THE BEAT OP V,'AB, t ! '
The 3'r.founa correspondent writes from Cor
rlentes unordate 12th January, as follows: J '.'
Everything is at a standstill. The belligerent
armies malivjtin e game positions. Tne Bra
zilians, under Generals Osorio and Norto, hayo
their tents fctwtcbed over a great exteut ot
ground about three leacues irom the city. The
only force at Pumso la I'atria dels that of General
liornos, the bulk of the Argentino army being
at Ensenadita, about Ave miles this side of the
Passo. General Gaet rea is stationed about a mile
from the village ol Sf n Cosine. General Flore3
is about-the same o'istauce from Itatl, at-a
place called Yaguari, and has been Joined
by Colonel Carcia'e kiim jM&rtln regiment,
"P-e Paraguayans main'alti the same position f
on tne oiuer s?ae oi imsu ue in i airwi, nuu Hnow
fir msetves every day with eight or ten canoes
full of armed men. We have recently put guards
all along this side to prevent their usual mid
nitilit vinPs.
The I'.rnilian fleet is here st'll ft anchor,
anxiously awtutini the arrival of Admiral Ti
mandarn to coinnieneo operations. The otlieerj
and sailors are tall of euthtisid.m and biinin ,
lor the s gnal to advance against Humana; I) i
a the op rations will probably be ciniblti'? I
bo'h by hind a id wat 'r, cannot cxnect any news
of inipni tuuej lor a month or six weeks. TUo
Crttpenters re only now buildiu? tlie lira' of the
I'tilnn ordeied for pasiug the army over tho
Parana. .
Defection ot Senator Scovcl. '
irom the Treiiinn Stntv Curette.
Yesterday nioniing to Senate had brought
before it a re. olution to go into joint lucelinir lor
the purpose of electing a United Nates Senator
Irom New Jeixey, in plure ol John P. Slock .on
wlioi-o seat has been dee ared vacant by lii
Senate of the United Sta i Tho propi-pity of
this course cannot t2 nuc.uonei!: and l it wa"
deieated by the vote ot a porso i who nas pro
pssed the e:;tvcnient devotion to K 'p.i iiioj.i
pi nciplec. and the Union party Ia3. id. sicovel.
Ol the a tion and sayings ot tins per-on, rhe
t ilowiug tck'aram was published lit tao Nov
Yolk 'Jriuimo c?t',r(lay niomni. Wheu it u.
had in mind that he is ceneral'.v understood to
"inspire" the articles puiiiislieii in that iMjier
conceining hita, its value will be thoroughly tin
dci stood. It is as follows:
"'ihe Hon. James M scovel was on tho floor of
both Houcs to-dav. lie assured inoinbcrs that t ie
New Jersey Le"isln'ure micht b ) lclied upon to smid
down a thoioughly trustworthy bouator by Monday
And yet that gentleman has deltbsratcly voted
against a joint meeting I What are his reasons
lortbia? He proiesaus to desire the appoint
ment of certain men, ana avers that he must bo
gratihed iu his choice before he consents to u
loiut meeting ! In other words, he claims that,
tbe entire Uiiion party shall bow hiimo'y and
suppiiantly to him if they hope to elect a United
States Senator. Benedict Arnold's excuse tor
betraying his country was, that his wishes were
not grat.tied. Tho parallel Is evident.
Who is this James M. Scovcl who claims such
exalted perfection ot sentiment as to require
the ent;re Kepublican party to bow to his dic
tum ? Bid he grow up in tho ranks of tha
Union patty ? Is he the oldest Seualor in that
honoiuble body? Is his character above tho
taint of suspicion ? 1? his iiitoa ity iti'-orriipri-ble
V Ishiswldotu unsearchable ? We r.diutt
that his ways are past finding out ! We aro
confident that he is tte younesc member as
respects age in the Seuate. . His Eur jpoau tour
was generally understood to be deaieae itocover
tbo deficiencies ol a?e so tliut when he appeared
to take the oath of office no obfoctioti as to aire
could be raised. It cannot be pretended that v
has been very loun iu the Republican rauks;
and as to his political career we may speak Irom
the record.
Mr. Scovelhps, from time to time, durius his
political career, given u iterance ou varioiii
topics, even when publicity imw not have indi
cated the highest wisdjtu. Not lo spaat just
hereof his position on national topics, we call
up his couise in relation to the Presidency of
the Se.nate. He commences a letter to the
Trenton Monitor on tnat subject as follows:
Camdkk, N. J., November 27, 1801. Mr; Monitor
Some et tho ireuiou papird nave doue mo the
honor to notice my name as a probable oa;idida: 3 lor
i'resident ot tne ACuats. i shell not be a o.aUiuatO
iot that position. . .
Hly aspirations, if I have any, do not run In that
Untctioa ,.- ,
The current seems to set tn favor of the lion .
Benjamin Buckley, Sjjator from l'u mic, an able
and Impartial geutlomeu, who has b.en iu tne mi
nority, as a mombor ol the Legislature, lor ten
And yet, in less than two short month, this
gentleman, whose "aspirations'' did not "run in
that direction,'1 contended with tne greatness
bitterness foi- tho very positiou he uad dis
claimed, and against ail principles o: honor or
propriety, distinctly toreatencd to bait tho very
man whom, in his letter, he cointneuded. We
say nothing in relerence to such duplicity: but
we do alQim that to wrest from such a man as
Benjamin Buckley a positiou accorded hnn by
every rule o." propriety and by common coa.-out,
was an outrage indescribable. . Aud yet this
geatleman affirmed that his aspirations did not
run in that direction !
Aeair. Doubts were entertained as to whether,
if elected President of the Seuao, he would
stand by the Kepublican pa rty. But on this
subject fie was bound by written pledges aud
these pledges lie has openly (Vioia.ed 1 What I
can have caiiocd this perfidy? We muht dis
xlo.se much as to his procecdiegs;but this much j
may ue noticeu. as soon as intoiiieuce reaencu
him of the vote by which Mr. Stockton was de
prived of his teat he immediately proceeded to.
Washington for some purpose. We have no
direct data to found any statement; but the cr
cumstaucp of his returning in company wnh
Mr. Stockton may be taken for what it is
worth. Indeed, this gentleman has been known
to be "dodging around" in suspicious quarte rs,
for months past. We, therefore, set him down
as a very "arttul dodger."
But to consider Mr. Scovel's professional
reasons to say nothing of his perf iv. His
claim is, we beUeve, that he opposes Mr. C.tt
telL Wo answer, Mr. Cattail is not nominate 1.
It is not a question of candidates. That will
come up in the caucus. There Mr. Seovel may
present his candidate, even as is likely to be the
case if it be that, greatest man in the universe,
whose opinions are alwas right, and to whose
mandate the whole Union party must bend the
great I-myselt 1 James M. Scovel. But this
talk of candidates is the merest pretense, and
uua ij u iouuoaiiou in iact.
Mr. Scovel has prolersed to stand by the
Union party aid Congress. But tils, marked
haste to reach Washington, aud his peculiar
change on his return, leaves no other ltnpreiAion
than that stock is of more conseqanee with him
than principle. And now, shall we yield to bim ?
We 6ay, never 1 Better leave the office un tilled.
Then we can go before the paoplo next fall with
all the as yet undeveloped evil which' hangs
about this matter ready to be brought to light.
And if damning evidence of foulest pertidy,
sufficient to rouse the intensest indignation
among the people be not brought to light, wo
are greatly mistaken.
We can lose nothing in thus deferring, if ne
cer.&nry. For even if the Democracy are tA
u in pliant, they can do no more than elect a
Democratic Senator. But we had rather a
thousand times that the' virest Copperhead
should represent us in the United State Senate
than a man who displays the purpose to rule or
ruiu. i We urge, thoreiore, tirinnesj to the last.
And wo trust that throughout tho S.ato the
hot indignation of the people will find expres
sion. , From Fortress Monroe.
Fortress Monroe, March 30. The steamer
Eutain, from Mobile for New York, with cottotn
has put In here short of coal. She report3 heavy
weather. A fleet of mererhantmen which sailed
hence on the 23th, remain hovo-to outside tho
Capes under reeled sails. ,
Markets by Telegraph. m
New York, March CO Cotton u quiet at 41 o
F-Ourdullt talei of 4'OU bbls at uncuauued price ;
Mouthfin F our nnohanted. USt) lib t. told; Canada
drooping, 280 bbls. told Wheat li . in ; sule.- of 14 ilW
bushels Milwaukee C'luu Ho. 1, 1 (15. Corn tinu
but qaiut. Beet teaay. Fork heavy at 20 12.
Bard quiet at ICi iiHc Wbh-ky steady.
The fckick aud Gold Board tue not la session
Special Despatchei to Tk Evening Telegraph.
Washington, March 30,
A Nrw 1'iclnre.
J. II. Littlctleld, of th Treasury Department,
au amateur artist, has Just finished a painting
of the deathbed of President Lincoln, which has.
been photographed, giving the room, furniture,
and the laces of all present, with remarkable
accuracy an 1 fidelity,
ItortlttuM ftit Tliefr Wants.
Tbcre have been, tor some time past, several
Indian delegations in town, composed mainly of
those who lough t in the Con federate army dur
ing the late BVbeli'-on. All thee delegations
are here for ti.e purpose of conferring with tho
Commissioner ot Indian Alluirs relative to the
forming of new treaties with tho United States,
and the securing ot back unnuitiea which they
would buve received had ttiey remained loyal to
ILe Government. Among tho:e who ought to ro
cciv e t he immediate attention ol tho Govcrunieut,
arc the Cbippcin reading in tho northwestern
p;.rt of Minpc.oia, who came ti reiuons'ti'afe
against the incursion of tbe whites, who, drawn
to that regiou by recent gold ducovenoi, are
forcibly possessing themselves of lauds wb'ch
were yeats eiuco ceded to '.his tribe. The Gov
ernment now propones to foroi anew tri.aty
w ith thene indii.ps, providing for their removal
still lunher westward.
A upMNl I'eulrtu .Symbol.
Epglish detectives in town have beea kept in
a ieaiful state of agitation for tho past tew days,
owing to the appearance oi a placard promi
nently posted arouud the streets, and which
they interpret as a secret symbol of the Fenian
Brotherhood, by which they arc eujoiued to be
prepared for an immediate descent on Canada.
The mysterious poster consists simply of a green
ball on white ground, encircled by a border of
the Lame color.
Genernl Oouventlou of Roman Cntiio
lie UIUoj)N-at Fritlrty lu the .11 c
niinifiutal City, Etc.
Special Despatch to the Evening Telegraph.
Baltimore, March 30. Archbishop Spalding,
of the Catholic Church, as Legato Apo3tjlic,
has ii sued his letters of convention, addressed
to all the Bishops ot tho Eooian Catholic
Council in the United States, eonvening
them lo meet at the Metropolitan Cathedral o1
Baltimore on the first. Mouday in October next,
to inaugurate a c-ccond Plenary Council.
To-day is a general holiday. All tne Catholic
and Episoopal, aud many other churches are
open, and are largely attended. Bishop Hop
kins, of Verm out, preached at St. Paul's, and
remains until Monday, preaching every day.
The New Jersey Legislature.
Special Correspondence of The Evening Telegraph.
Trenton, N. J., March 30. The excitement in
this city over the dastardly conduct ot James Mi.
Scovel is intense. .-. Honorable mou of both, par
ties express tho profoundest contempt at his
course. Preparations are being made to burn
him in effigy. If popular opinion be correct he
has been induced to adopt this unexpected
course by certain inducements held out in the
shape of office, and something else. ' The prci
peels of the ultimate sucuesB of Mr. A. G . Cat
tell aro good.
Mr. Scovel's Selfish Actions." ,
Does the following a'ford a sufficient e::cuse
for Mr. Scovel's Singular conduct iu the New
Jersey Senatorsaip?
WASmsoTON. Merch 29. 1886 Hon. James M
ScoVkl, Eie Et3.: IXrr Sir: Bv ad means hurry
up your election. Give us no conservative. A radi
cal like yourteli or nothing. A copperhead is bettor
man a twaddler. ihadoeus Stevens.
Explosion at tho Washington Arsenal.
Washington, March 80. Yesterday a terncoQ
there was another explosion at the Wsshlngion
Arsenal. A shell burst, while two of the laborers
were engaged In unloading it, One of them may
lose several of bis fingers by amputation. The
other workman sustained a slight wound on Ins
Since the explosion at the arsenal, several
months since, by which ten persons were killed,
this work has been carried on in sheds widely
f eparated, so that an explosion in one cap no!
communicate to the others on the grounds. A
great deal of this kind of war material has
recently been brought to the arsenal.
Philadelphia Passenger Cars;
Harrisbueo, March 30. It is understood
that the Postmaster-General has declared the
Urion City Passenger railway of Philadelphia
ot Philadelphia, to be a post-road, and that the
cars will accordiLgly be expected to run thereon
on every day of tbe week, including Sunday,
This renders all legislation at Harris burg on the
subject entirely unnecessary. 1
Fire in a Banking House.
New York, March 30. Tho banking house of
Duncan, Sherman & Co., William street, was on
fire this morning. The building was but little
injured, but considerable damage was done to
the books, papers, an d furniture.
' SawMill Explosion.
Cincinnati, March 30. The boiler of Davis'
steam taw-mill, near Mitchell, Indiana, exploded
yesterday, killing two men and severely scalding
two others.
The Steamer "ProponUs." 5 , '
Eobtcn, March 80. The steamer i'ropotUts,
for Philadelphia, sailed from below this morn
ing, having' repaired the slight damage to her
machinery. .
. Head Centre Stephens.
New York, March 30. It is said to bo cer
tain that if Stephens is not here, he is on his
w ay from Ireland and will soon be In New York.
Arrival of the ''Helvetia."
New York, March 30. The Helvetia arrived
this looming from Liverpool. Her advices arc
Arrival of a Steamer,
New York, March 30. The steamer WtsJiinj
ton has arrived from Havre. Her advices are
England and America.
From the London Timet.
The present St. Patrick's Day will also be re
markable for another evcut. which might itscif
breed a qnanel not leas troublesome than a
Fenian ouibrran in ireiana or a reninn invasion
of Canada. To-day the llectprocity Treaty be
tween the United States and British America
comes to an end. For the sake ot both coun
tries, which it so much benefited during the U
Aetna which intervened neiwcen its adoption ana
the outbreak of tbe American w ar, w e regret that
the United States Government have thought nt
to abiocate it. But every nation is the best
judge of its own atlairs, and if the Government
ol w tiHhiugion is oi opinion mat ine ensngeu
hnanciul condition ol the states requires that
their commercial relations should be revised, we
have no light to complaiu. It is lair, however,
tu remind the Americans that the termination
ol the treaty is their work, not ours: and that it
any dillerciices aitsc, we have done our bes' tu
picveut them. Now, one of tho rights which
the Anieiicaus possess under the treaty is that
of fishing in British waters. Tho coast ot British
North America is one of the huest fishing
crounos in tne world, and it will be in the tue
moiy of most ot our readers ho Ion? audJiitter
were the dissenhions between the a lven"irous
New Englanders, who were continually trc -passing,
and the jealous NovaScotians aud Newfound
landers, who were as constantly driving thorn
oil". The Reciprocity Treaty put an etid to these
disputes by giving the American fishermen the
right to come into our waters in return for a
much less valuable concession on their part,
aud for twelve years they have followed their
calling in peace. But now their rights como to
au cud. These people, who havo been arcus
tonied for so many years to a certain ilsiiiug
mound, and who probably have como to Iook
upon it as their own, must uowba content to
retire, or route into collision with the Canadian
authorities. We believe a vesscl-oi-waf will be
placed on the coast tor the purpose of seeing
that the rights which revert to the British crown
are not intringed, and also to prevent collisions
between the fishermen ot the Provinces aud of
the United States. The American ti-lier-men
will be duly warned, and alter a
fixed time the exclusion of their boata
will be enforced. We trust they will under
stand that thu restriction is caused by the
act of their own Government, aud thai, it they
suffer, their grievances can only be removed at
Washington. Whenever the Slates think tit to
conclude another treaty, American hsherraen
will recover their lormerrigh's. It Is a difficult
matter to regulate, and may lead to miny a
quarrel, but in this as well as in all that relates
to Fenianism there is' reason to believe that we
may count on the friendliness aud courtesy of
President Jobuson's Government, If it were
not so, we should look upon tho consequences
of the change as likely to be troublesome, if not
Austiia and Prussia.
lierlin Corretpondence of the London Times.
Tbe delay in the delivery of the Prussian sum
mons at Vienna cluetly arises from a wish oi tho
more moderate party at Court to be fatly assured
ol the line of conduct France purposes to pur
sue In case of a German civil war. It is obvious
that the negotiations which have been opened
with a view to this end since the return of the
Prussian Ambassador to Paris are anything but
simplified by the Wallachian catastrophe,
and tbe complications it is likely to en
gender in the southeast of Europe. In
consequence of that event, France has
now the option 'between assisting Austria
in her earnest endeavors to settle the Dautibtan
Principalities and obliging Prussia by allowing
her to fight it out with Austria, unchecked bv
foreign interference. The question is, which of
the two German Powers is able and willin?, th
most effectually, to promote the interests of
France and advance the prospects ot her
dynasty. We shall probably have to wait a
little longer before the various parties concerned
find it possible to make up their minds on this
delicate point. As to the negotiations them
selves, they are naturally enveloped in the
deepest veil ot mystery the more so as, after
all that has occurred, they cannot but touch
upon a variety of quostious, and hold out to the
view of the party with whom the decision lies a
whole budget of ditlerent and most opposite
Both in Vienna and Berlin councils of war aro
held. On the 13th instant King William assem
bled half a dozen persons n round his royal person
to hear a professional opinion concerning diverse
contingencies in case of war. Count Bismark
and Herr Von Boon were present. From Vienna
we learn that tbe generals likewise convened
to discuss the chances of a Prussian campaign,
were required to answer, among a variety of
similar questions, the following signifi
cant queries: "Is- the army ready to
take the field at a moment's notice?
Would it be possible to operate against Prus
sia ard Italy at the same time? Are the Bohe
mian fortresses in a perlect stale of defense?
hat available points are there in the kingdom
of Saxony that might be occupied by Austrian
loices?" The first and third of these questions
were answered in the affirmative; the second
was declared to be dependent upon ulterior cir
cumstanced; while, to t-tudy the fourth, several
officers have been sent to review the old battle
fields between Leipsic and the Bohemian hills.
The Fenians.
i'rtm the London Shipping Gazette, March 16.
Stephens is believed to have escaped from
Ireland at last. The Cork Examiner states
that it has excellent reaxm for knowing that he
hos left the country, and that previously to his
departure he addressed the Fenians, recommend
ing them to devote more attention to peaceful
pursuits than they have given for some time past,
his wife is understood to be in Cork, and to be
ready to sail by the next steamer for America.
Various rumors are afloat as to the means by
I which he made his escape. According to one re
port, ne got away from DuiKey in a "naoner,"
while another account mentions that he is gene
rally believed to Lave got away in an open boat
while the American corvette Canandaiyua was
in the harbor of Dublin. It may be an unchari
table suspiciODv but it is difficult lo imagine that
the vessel visited Ireland with an altogether
friendly purpose. Her presence was decidedly
objectionable in more ways than one chielly
because it led the peasantry to be'leve that the
American Government intended to afford them
substantial assistance, and so contribute to keep
up the disturbed state of the country. Her
crew also were almost entirely Irish; and, con
sidering how widely spread Fenianism is among
the Irish in America, it is not saying too much
to assert that the visit of tho shin might well be
construed into a declaration ot tue sympathy of
the United States Government with the Fenian
movement. It is alno very remarkable that the
complete escape of Siopheus should have
become known only alter the departure ot the
Savannah, Georgia, is to have a horse railroad.
Optice of the Evening Telegraph,
Friday, March 30, 1806. f
To-day bolng Good Friday, there was no meet
ing at the regular Board of Brokers, and tho
Stock Market was very dull. The following
sales were made at the outside Board Catawlssa
preferred at 27I28, the former rale a decline of
i; Lehigh Valley Railroad at C2i; and PhiUdel.
phia and Erie at 28J, no chauge. Delaware D.vi.
sion Canal was In demand, with sales at 4j16j,
the latter rate an advauce of lj.
Oil shares continue very dull, with the excop
tion of Ocean, which sold at Cj7, a decline of J
The TttuctUle Ilirald manes tho following
statement in relation to the recent suspension of
Culver, Penn & Co. :
"Mr. Culver was largely interested in tho
banking busiie33 throughout the country ; but
not especially so in ibis city. Tho Poiroteuin (
Bank, we understand, is the only institution
ailccted by the failure here. Mr. Culver was a
email stockholder In ihe First Natioaal Bank;
but the hitter had overdrawn its account with
Culver, Penn & Co., and is consequently on
a peiiectly sound aud rehtble basts. Its re
soiucs are ample, and all demands from
depositors cau ba promofly discharged at the
counter. The Second Natioual Bank had no
buiincbs connection with Culver, Penu A Co.
iec.v had no stock iu that institution, which is
probably tbe ouly bank in the oil region outside
of Fitholo City and Plutuer entirely independent
of the firm. The bunks in which the New York
house are coma-only reported to be interested,
and which, il so. are most likely to bo inju
riously ailccted by the failure, are aa follows:
Petroleum Bank, Titusville; Venango County
Bank of Lawrence County, Newcastle; Crawford
County Bank, Meadvlle; Oil Guy Bank, Oil
City; First National Lank, Plumer; A. D. Cot
ton & Co., Petroleum Ceutre. There were
other banks in various parts of tho
country one at Bucyrus, Ohio, one or more
in Inniuna in short a total of 13, all of which,
we believe, made their deposits with Culver,
Penn & Co., New York. At the time of tho
luilure of Morris Ketchum & Co., New York,
Culver, Penn & Co. succeeded lo the distinction
ol being the heaviest banking firm iu tho United
States, and were regurded as tho soundest. In
what degree the issues ol tho above banks will
be atlecied it is impossible to say. All their
currency cannot permanently depreciate, lor
they are nearly all National Bunks, and honce
secured by tLe deposit ot bouds in the United
States Treasury. That their depositors must
sutler is inevitable, but it isasatisiuction to know
that the First and Second Natioual of Titusville
are entirely unatfected by the crash. Wo siu
ctrely regret tho disaster, not alone on ac
count of Mr. Culver, who has been one
of the niout energetic, -public-spirited,
and successful busluess men ot tho
oil region, but for tho temporary com
mercial derangement which must naturally en
sue in the oil producing regions. There is, how
ever, no real cause tor distrust and alarm in this
section. The deposits are large, and are scat
tered all over the country. As regards tho con
dition ot the First Natioual Bank here, which
rumor has classed wPh the 'Culver Banks,' wo
are authoiized to say that Mr. Culver owns but
a very small amount of its stock; that the hank
had no funds in the hands of Culver, Penn & Co. ;
and that all drafts made by this bank upon that
firm have been provided for at another New
York institution-and will be promptly paid on
presentation ; and finally, that all depositors can
have their money on call. Tho excitiug cause
of tho failure is to be found in tho magnificent
but astounding scheme of-building a metropoli
tan city Rene at a point between Franklin
and Oil City, on the Allegheny river.''
The New York Tribune this morning says:
"Money is abundant at 66 per cent., aud more
inquiry is reported among brokers. The supply
is still excessive at 6 percent. I u Commercial
paper uo change. For best, 77.J is the rate; 8
(Site, for good', and 1015 for ordinary. Star
ling bills are dull and rather lower. The rates
are: Bankers' Sterling, CO" days, 10li$107;
Bankers' Sterling, throe days, lOtf.; Commercial,
10u106; Fraucs, long date, 5'28j5'2S. In
Freights, the engagements to Liverpool aro CO
tons Wool at 20s.; 600 bales Cotton at 6-16jjd.;
11,000 bush. Corn, part at 4d. and per steamer;
1000 bales Cotton at Jd. To tilasgow, 16 tons
W halefoots at 22. 6d.; aud 3000 bbls. Tar at 3s.
At a recent meeting of the New York Board of
Fire Underwriter, the subject of fixing uniform
ra'es of insurance, after a protracted discussion,
was referred to a Committee, who will report
such measures ai may be deemed fair for the
preservation ot the companies and protection
of the parti''3 ipsured. Of 68 companies repre
sented, all but four voted In favor of an ad
vance." Tho Cincinnati t'onvmerct'af says:
"Exchange worked a liiile closer, and bankers,
in some cases, allowed neighbors 76c. per M.
premium. Some of the bankers experienced an
enlarged discount demaud for money, but
others met with less, so that the general '
expression of the market has changed but
little. The supply of currency grows a little
more plenty."
lOOsh Ocean 7
75 sh Del. Dlv 4
2(0 sh oo 6 J
L Osh do b30 6!
400 sh Phil & Erie... 2flj
100 sh do...s80wn 28
600 sh do 3J
lUOeh do 28 j
200 sh do 46 f
ICOsh do 4(il
60 Bh do 4G
100 sh Catiwissa pt. . 28
ICOsh do.... 2d... 271
60 sh Lch Val 621
10 A. M
12 H 12 Al 1271
11 A. M 1271 U. M 1271
The following is the weekly report of tho
tonnage ot the Schuylkill Navigation Com
pany: For the week ending March 29, 1866 86 834 00
Corresponding week last year 22,818 10
lu crease 13,085 10
For stbon to date
Corresponding time last year
.. 61,t2 00
.. 29,230 10
Increase lor the searon 84,821 10
Philadelphia Trade Report.
Friday, March 80. There Is very little Quer
citron Bark hoie. The last sale of No. 1 was at $29
Cotton Is dull, with small sales at 89541 conts for
low middlings and m ddhnvs.
Cloverscod is less active and lower. Sales' of 600
bushels talr and good quality at $6-?j;0, and from
tecond hands at tf 5 76. Trices of Timothy and Flax-
iced remain as last quoted.
Tbe Flour Market continues inactive, but the
receipts and stocks continue xmad and prions remain
without chanpe. bales of 1000 barrels extra faiuilv
at 88-26J 8-75 barrel for Ltncoster county 9
b-26 tor Northwestern do. do t and 9 2510 for Ohio
do. do , Including small lots of superfine at $6 60.iJ j
extra at $7-26Ca,8, and fancy at til a6, a in quality
In Kye Flour aud Cora Meal nothing doing.
1 here is very little .ood W heat here, and other
descriptions are not wanted; sale of 900 bush, lair
and choice red at t2(a2 40 i bush.: white ranges
from 82 t0(a2 76. Itve is steady at E6;5U0o. Corn is
in rood demand and prices are stronger; sates of
000 buna, yellow at 70o. in store, aud 71o. afloat.
Prices ol barley and Ma t are nominal.
Whisky lain limited demand; nales oi Pennsylyg
Dis at 2 26, and Ohio at 12 28. -
Mr. Thomas Buchanan Read is engaged on
an ideal picture of "Love's Young Dream,"
representing a beautiful maiden blowing soa
bubbles, iu one of which she perceives the form
of Curid,

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