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"R1 H OL. VI.No 118. PHILADELPHIA,' FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1G, 18C6. rOUBLE SHEET-THREE CENTS. -j j BANQUET TO CYRUS W. FIELD. Otmtion by the New York Chamber of Commerce Addresses by Cyrus W. Field, Admiral Farragut, General Meade, and Others. Jtrvm tht A'tv York I'aptrt of lo-ilay. A jrrand banquet was given to Cjrm W. Field ky tbe New York Chamber cf Commerce, at the Metropolitan Hotel, last evening. Many dis tinguished people were present, amontf them Major-General G. G. Meade, Admiral Farragut, the Hoo. Lafayette S. Foster, President of the United States Senate, Archbi-hop John Mc key, the Rev. Henry Ward Beecber, Mayor Hoffman, the Rev. Dr. Bellows, F. Lleber, LL.D., Jthn Jay. Robert J.Walker, Charles O'Cocor, General William F. Smith, IT. S. A., Captain A. . Pennock, U. 8. N., W. F. Judsou, Peter Cooper, the Hon. George Bancroft, Alfred Bler trtadt, Moses Taylor, the Rev. R. W. Hitchcock, and the Brazilian Mitii-der. The banquet hall was beautifully decorated with the tings of dif ferent nations, choice flowers and emblems sug gestive ot the great enterprise the originator ot which the guests had assembled to honor. A. A. Low, Esq., President of the Chamber of Coin meice, presided. After dinner the ladies were Introduced, and the berlous business of the even, ing began, KKMARK8 OF MB. CYRUS W. HELD. Mr. President: I thank you for the kind words which jou have spoken ; and you, gentlemen, for the manner in which you have respouded to them. It is nlcasant t king absence, and especially when a warm wel come meet us at the door. It is pleasant to se familiar laces and hear familiar voice.; to bo among old neighbors and friends, and to be ai enred of their regard and approbation. And now to receive such a tribute as this 1mm the Chamber of Commerce of New York, aud from this iar-e array of merchants and bankets aud eminent cltiKen?, is very grateful to my heart. The scene bclore me awakens mingled recol lections. Right yeara aso the Atlautic Tele graph had won a brief success; and in this very hail we met to celebrate our victory. Alas for ur hopes! How soon was our joy turned into mourning. Thitt very day the cable departed this lite. It went out like n spark m the nihility waters. Bo suddenly it died that many could not tielieve that it ever lived. To-night we meet io rejoice in a success which I believe will he permanent. But many who were witu us then are not here. Captain Hudson has gone to his grave. Woodhouse. the English eiisnueer who was with our own Everett in the Mtaaara. sleeps in his native island. Others who took an early par. in the work are no more among the living. Lieutenant Berrymnn. who made the first soundintrs across the Atlantic, died tor his rountry in the late war, on bourd his ship on" pensacola. ins companions, lieutenant Swain, the hero f the ill lated Darien, expedition, and Lieu tenant Thomas, both are gone. So are John W. Brett, my flrst associate in England. Samuel Mtatbam, Sir Wiliiam Bown, the hnt Chairman ot the Atlantic Telegraph Company, and many, many others. My first thouirht to-night is of the dead; and my only sorrow that those who labored solaithfully with us are not here now to share our triumph. In the letter lnvitinsr tne to accept of this Lm qnet. you expressed a witih to "hear from in v lips the story of this great undeitakiue." That, eir, would be a very lone ttory, much beyond your patience and my strentrt'i. 1 should have to take you forty times across the Atlantic, and half as many to Newfoundland. Still, I will endeavor, in a brief way, to enve you some faint outline of the fortunes of this enterprise. It is nearly thirteen years since half-a-dozen gentlemen of this city met at my house for four successive evenings, and around a table, covered with maps and charts and plans and estimates, considered a project to extend a line of Me graph from Nova Scotia to St. John's in New toundland, thence to be carried across the ocean. It was a very pretty plan on paper. There was New York, and there was St. John's, only about 1200 miles npart. It was easv to draw a line from one point to the other making no account of the forests and mountains, aud swanips ai.d rivers and gulfs that lay in our way. Not one of us had ever seen the country, or had any ioea of the obstacles to be overcome. We thought we could build the line in a few mouths. It took two years and a halt. Yet we never asked for help outside our own little cir cle. Indeed, I fear we should not have got it it we had tor few had any faith in our scheme. Kvery dollar came out of our own pockets. Yet 1 am proud to say no man drew back. No man proved a deserter; tiose who came first into the work have stwd by It to the end. Ot those six men four are here to-night Mr. Peter Cooper, Moses Taylor, Marshall O. Roberts, and" myself. My brother Dudley is in Europe, and Mr. Cuand lerWbite died in 1856, and his place was supplied fcy Mr. Wilson G. Hunt, w ho is also here. Mr. Robert W. Lowber was our (Secretary. To thoe tfpntlfmen, as my first associates, it is but jurt that 1 Bhould pay my first acknowledgments. From this statement, you perceive tbat in the beginning this was wholly an American enter prise. It was begun, and for two years and a half it was carried on, solely bv American capi tal. Our brethren across the sea did not eveu know what we were doing away in the forest ot Newfourdluud. Our little eompauv raised and expended over a million and a quarter of dol lars before an Englishman paid u single pound Hterling. Our only support outside was in the liberal charter aud steady friendship of the Government of Newfoundland, for which we were creatly indebted to Mr. K. M. Archibald then Attorney -General of that colony, and now British Consul in New York. Aud in, prepar ing for an ocean cable, the first bounding across the Atlantic were made by American officers in American ships. Our scientific men Morse, Henry, Baehe, and Maury had tak.'n great interest in the subject. The United States ship iJotyundist'ovcied the Telegraphic Plateau as eaily as 1853; and the I'uited States ship Arrttc pounded across from Newfoundland to Ireland in 156, a year before her Majesty's ship Cyclops, undor command of Captain Davruau, went over the same course. This I state, not to take aught from the iut praise of England, but simply to vindicate the truth of h'ctory. t Applause.) It was not until 1850 fen years ao that the enterpribe had any existence in England. In that summer 1 went to London, aud there with Mr. John W. Brett, Mr. (now Sir) Charles Bright and Dr. Whltehouse, organized the Atlautic Telegraph Company. Science had begun to contemplate the possibility of such an enter prise; and the great Farraday cheered us witu hie lofty enthusiasm. Then tor the first time was enlisted the support of English capitalists; and then the British Government began that course which it has continued ever since offer ing us ships to complete soundings across the Atlantic, and to asst in laying the (cable, and an annual subsidy lor the transmission of messages. The Hipedltion of 1857 and the two Expedi tions of 1858 were Joint enterprises, in which the Niagara and the Nuiuehanna took part with the Agamemnon, the leopard, the Oorqon, and the Valorous; and the officers ot both javtcs worked witli generous rivalry fvr the ram great object. The capital except one quaiter, which, as you have said, was taken by myieli was snhscribeJ wholly in Great Britain. The DirectoMwere almost all Engli h bankers and merchants, though among them there was one gentleman w hom we are proud to call an Ame ricanMr. George Peabody a name honored in two countries, since he has showered his princely benefactions upon both who, thoueh a resident lor nearly forty years in London, where he has pained abundant wealth and honors, Mill dints to the land of his birth; de clining the honor of a Baronetcy of the United Kingdom to remain a simple American citizen. (Applause.) In December, 18;5. I went back asnln, when lo! all our hopes hud sunk to nothing. The Attorney-General ot England had given his written opiniou that we had no legal right, without a special act of Parliament (which could rot be obtained under a year to issue the new 10 per cent shares, on which we relied to raise our capital. This was a terrible blow. The works were at once stopped, and the money which had been paid in returned to the subscribers. Such was the state of things only ten months atro. I reached London on the ?4th of December, and the next day was not a "merry Christ mas"' to me. But It was an lnex pressible comfort to have the counsel of such men as Sir Daniel Gooch and Sir Richard A. Glass, and to hear stout-hearted Mr. Brary tell us to go ahead, and, if need weie, he would put down 60.000 more ! it was finally concluded that the best course was to organize anew company, whicii should as-urae the work; and so originated the Anglo American Telegraph Company. It was formed by ten gentlemen who met around a table in London, mid nut ilnwn fin noo ,m,..r,, i i. the excellent hecretary of this Company, Mr. ... ""'Miiii' win, us ucrobs mo ocean, win Write itS histnrv. !im1 loll l uint-irl ill.. - - j , -' ' ' " ' r t ii, V 11(1 J Ml' find Ylirnr u-nrn n,i i-irin...! In ;.n T .1 f Directors. Ihe great Telegraph Construction and Mainte nance CompaLy undaunted by the failure of last year, answered us with a subscription of lOO.OMi. Soon alter the books were opened to the public, through the eminent bankiug-house ol J. S. Morgan A- Co., and in fourteen days we hao raised the whole t;00,000. Then the work began aeawn, and went on with speed. Never was greater enersy infused into any enterprise. It was only the tiist day of March that the new company was formed, und was registered as a company the next (lav; and yet such was the visror and despatch, that in five mouths from that luv the euliln ixwl ,n , shipped on the (Jn'ot Eastern, stretched across the Atautic, and was sen Jin? messages, literally swift as lightning, from continent to continent. (Cheers.) Yet this was not "a lucky hit" a fine run aero stbe ocean in calm weather. It was tne worst weather I ever knew at that season of the vear. In the despatch which appeared in the Aewlork papers you may have read, "The w cither has been most pleasant." I wrote it toi-pleasant." We had fogs and storms almost lu wh0,e wav Our fuccess was the result of the highest science combined witn practical ex perience. Every thing was perfectly organized to ihe minutest detail. We had on bo.-wd an ad mirable staff of officers, such men a Halpin and Beck with, and engineers long used to the busi ness, such as Canning and Clitrord and Temple the lirst of whom has been knighted for his part in this great achievement; aud electricians as. ,1'i'olessor Thomson, of Glasgow, and Willoughby Smith, and Laws; while Mr. C-E. Varlej, our companion of the year before, w ho stands among the tirst iu knowledge and practi cal skill, remained with Sir Kichard Glas9 at alentia, to kcf'p watch at that cud cl the line; and Mr. Latimer Clark, who was to tet the cable when done. Ot thee iienUemen Pro fef or Thomson, as one of the earliest and mo-t eminent electricians of Enelanif, has received the same maik of distinction. Englaud honors herself when he thus pays honor to science, and it is lit tunt tne Government which hon ored chemistry in fcir Humphrey Daw, sVu! 1 honor electrical science iu Sir William Thomson. But our work was not over. After landing the cable safely at Newtonudland, we had another task to return to mid-ocean and re cover that lost in the expedition of last year. This achievement has perhaps excited more sur prise than the other. Many even now "don't understand it," and every day I am asked "how it was done." Well, it does seem rather ditli cultto fish for a jewel at tne bottom of the ocean two and a half miles deep. But it is not so very ditlicult when you know how. You may be sure we did not ko a fishing at raudom, nor was our success mere "luck.'" It wis the triumph of the highest nautical aud engineering skill. We had four ships, and on board of theui some ot the bi st seamen in England, nun w ho knew the ocean as a hunter knows every trail in the forest. There w as Captain Mofiarty, who was iu the Aoatminvn Iu 1H57-K He was iu the Greut Eastern last vear, and saw the cable when it broke; and lie and Captain Anderson at once took their observations no enact that they could go right to the spot. Alter hndlun it the'v marked the line of the cable by a row ot buovM for logs would come down, aud Flint out sun and star, so that no man could take an obser vation. These buoys were anchored a few miles 2nart irrh5 w re numbered, and each had a flagstaff on it, so that it could be seen by dav and a lantern by nitrht. Thus havina taken our bearings, wa stood od three or four miles, so as to come broadside on. and then casting over the grapnel, drifted slowly down upon It, drag ging the bottom of the ocean as we w ent. At first it was a little awkward to fish in such deep water, but our men got used to it. aud soon could cast a grapnel aluiost as straight as auv old w haler throws a harpoon. Our fishing-line was of formidable size. It was made of rope twisted with wires of steel, so as to bear a strain of thirty tons. It took about two hours for the grapnel to reach bottom, but we could tell when it struck. I often weut to the bow and at on the rope, and could feel by the quiver that the grapnel was drugging on tbe bottom two miles under us. But it wa very slow busi ness. We had storms and calms, and foirs aad squalls. Still we worked on day after day. Once, ou the 17th i.t Auerust, we uot the cable up, and hud it in lull smht lor rive nnuutes, a lone, slimy monster, fresh from the ooze ot the ocian's bed, but our uieu ocean to cheer so wildly thai it seemed to be frightened, aud suddenly broke away and went uowu into the sea. This accident kept us at work two weeks lonaer, but huully, on the last night of August, Em!'?w W.e bud cubt tUe grapnel thirty times. It was a little before midul-ht on Friday nit'ht that we hooked the cable and it whs l little after mi,tni?ht RnndaZrulnJ iblu wt got it on board. What was the anxiety of those wenty-six hours! The strain on evv man's life was like the strain on the cable itlelf! When finally it appeared it was mldnlKht; the liunU ot the ship and in the boat around our bowl as they flashed in the faces of the meuVowei them eagerly watching tor the cable to ahnear on the water. At length it was brought to the surface. All who were allowed to aDDraaV-h crowded forward to see it. Vet not a word was spoken, only the voices of the officers m com maud were heard giving orders. All foit K if life and death hung on the isue. It was only when it was brought over the bow and ou the deck that the men dared to breathe Even then Vifi-w ImrHIn luilinu.H (I, ..1- , , kuv; iiunii,! uiuMvu v 11 v ll eyes, Koine crept toward It to feel it, to be sure it i ere Tnen wo rarriea it along to the electrician's room, to soe if our long-sought-fa treasure was alive or dead. A few minutes of suspense, and a flush told of the lightnlnr cur rent again t free. Then did the feeling long ?,a .AP urst iorih- Bo" turned away their irtrSti wrpt 0tber bfe int0 cheew, and aZLZ L ,1 ,rom,mn to man, and was beard down iu the tpglne rooajs, dolk blow deck, and from the boats on the wacr, an 1 th i other ships wblle rockts lighted up the darkness o' thefea. Then with thankf il hcarU we turned onr faces again to the west. But soon the wind rose, and for thlrtf-six hours we were exposed to all the dangers of a storm on the Atlantic. Yet, io tne very heleht and lury of the eale, as I sat In tbe electricians' room, a flash of liebt came up from the deep; which, having crossed to Ireland, came back to me In mid-ocean, telling that those so dear to me, whom I had lelt on the banks of the Hudson, were well, and following us with their wishes and their prayers. inn was like a whisper of God from the sea, blddini; me keep heart and hope. The Great Eastern bore herelf proudl? through the storm, as if she knew that the vital rord which was to join two hemispheres hu:g at ber stern, and so, on Saturday, the 7th of September, we brought our second cable safely to the shore. Such, eentlemen, in brief, is the story of the telegraph which yon have wished to hear. It has been a lone, Ihard struggle. Nearly thir teen years of anxious watching and ceaaeles i ,,'u'n mv nonrt n' been ready to fslnk. Many times, when wandering in the 'forest of Newtoundland, in the pelting rain; or on the deck ol shifis, on dark, stormy nights alone, tar from home I have almost accused mvself ot madness ann folly to sacrifice Ihe peace of my family, a.id all the hopes ol life, for what mieht prore, alter all, but a dream. I have seen my companions one after another falling by my side, and feared that I, too, might not live to s e the end. And yet one hope has led me od, and I have praved that I might not taste of death till this work was accomplished. That prayer is answered; and now, bevond all ac knowledgments to men, is the feeling of erati luiie to Almighty God. Having thus accompli, hed our work ol build ing mi ocean tcieeraph, we desire to make it useful to the public. To this end it must be kept in perfect order, and all Hues connected with it. The very idea of an electric teleeraph is, an instrument to send messages instanta neously. When a despatch is sent from New York to London there must be no uncertainty about its reaching its destination -and that promptly. Te.fs we aim to secure. O.ir two cables do their part well. There are no way-siat-ous between Ireland and Newfoundland where meaai;e9 have to be repented, and tne liel.tninc never lingers more than a eeoud in the bottom of the sea. To thoe who feared that they mii;hi be used up or wear out, I would sav, lor their relief, that the old cable works a little better than the new one. but that is because it has been down loncer. ni time im proves the quality of trutta percha. But the ne w one is constantly growing better. To show how delicate are these wonderful cords.it is enough to slate that they can be worked with the smallest battery power. Whan the first cable was laid in IMS. electricians thought that to send a current two thousand miles it mast be almost like a stroke of liiht nine. But God was not in the earthquake but in the still ;mall voice. The other dav Mr. Lati mer Clark telegraphed from Irclnnd across the ocean and back again with a battery formed in a lady's thimblel And now Mr. Collott writ 's me from Heart's Content: "I have just sent mv compliments t Dr. Gould, of Cambridge who is at Valentia, with a battery composed of a gun cap, with a strip of zinc, excited by a drop of water, the simple bulk or a tear!" A telearraph that will do that, we think nearly perfect. It has never failed for an hour or a minute. Vet there have been delays in receiving messages from Europe but these have all been on the land lines, or in the Gulf of M. Lawrence, and not on the sea cables. It was very painful to me, when we landed at Heart's Content, to tind any interruption here thnt a messase which came in a Hash across the Atlantic should to delayed twentv-four hours in crossiiifr eirhty miles ot water. But it was not my fault. Mv associates in the Newfoundland Company will bear me witness that I entreated them a year mro to repair the cable in the Gulf of St. Law rence, and to put our laud line in perfect order. But they thought it more pru dent to await the result of the late expedition before makins further laree outlays. We have therefore had to work hard to restore our lines. But in two weeks our cable across the Gulf of St. Lawrence wa tsken up and repaired. It was found to have been broken by nn anchor in shallow water, and, when spliced out. proved as perfect as when laid down ten years aso. Since then a new one has been laid, so that we have there two excellent cables. A word about the tariff. Complaint has been made that it was so high as to be very oppres sive. I beg all to remember that it Is only three months ank a half since the cable was laid. It was laid at a great cost and a great risk. Dif ferent companies had sunk in their attempt 12,000.(i0(l. It was still an experiment, of which the result was doubtful, This too might prove another costly failure. Even if successful, we did not know how long it would work. Evil prophets, in both countries, predicted tbat it would not last a month. If it did, we were not sure of having more than one cable; nor how much work that one could do. Now these doubts are teoived. We have not onlv one cable, but two, both in workina order: and we find, instead ot five words a miuute, wecan sendfifteen. Now we are free to reduce the tariff. Accordingly it ha been cut down one-half, and I hope iu a few months we can brine it down toone-ouartcr. I am in favor of reducing it to the lowest poiut at which we can do the butincas, keepin? the lines working day and night. And then, if the work grows upon us sc enormously that we cannot do it, w hy we must go to work and lay more cables. Those who conduct a public enterprise ouclit not to object to any fair criticism of the public or the press. But complaints are sometimes made without reflection, as when fault is found with the cable because the news from Europe may be scanty or unimportant, as if we had any inoi to do w ith what passes over the line than the Post Oflice Department with the contents of letteis that go through the mail. We are com mon carriers and send whatever conies; and if our orethreu of the press keep capable men in the capitals of Europe, who will ftirni.sfi onlv ui-ws which is important, we will see that it is delivered here every morning. Ol the results of this enterprise commerciall y and political!- it is for others to speak. To oik effect only do I reter as the w ish of my bunt that, as it brins us into closer relations with England, it may produce a better under stuudiug betwei n the two countries, Let who wilt speak against England words of censure niu-t come from other lips than mine. 1 have received too much kindness from Englishmen to join in this language. I have eaten of their bread and drauk, of their cup, and I have re-ctivc-d iroin them, in tbe darkest hours of this enterprise, words of cheer which 1 shall never foi -'et; aud if any words of mine can tend to pei.ee and trooi w ill, they shall not be wanting. i bee my countrymen to remember the ties of kindred. Blood is thicker than water, Anie rica with all her greatness has come out of the loiij. of England, and thoueh there have beeu sometimes family quarrels bitter as family quarrels are apt to be still in our hearts there is a yearning for the old home, the land of our fathers, and he is au enemy of his country and of the human race, who would stir np strife between two nations that are one in race, In language, and iu religion. I close with this sen timent "England and America clasping hands across the sea; may this firm grasp be a bledge of friendship to all generations." (Loud and prolonged cheers.) SPEECH OF ADMIBiL FABBAQCT. Admiral Farragut was called upon to respond to a toast, and his rising was a signal for hearty cheers, lie said: J President, Ladles and Gentleman: Whilst i feel complimented by the call tore- cpvuu w ma sentiment which baa lust been itu to uin company, I cannot but express re nunai some person more competent tnan By. ell had been selectee. (Cheers.) It was my eood fortune, Mr. President, to tie In this ol y n 1858, on the occaiou of the great cele bration of laving the teleeraphic cable, the result, to nse the words of the sentiment just offered, oil he nival ships of the United States oruain nieet.n in mid ocean and con ending toeether against the forces of the sea. (.Applause.) 1 well remember the gratification I then felt thM my fears ol success had not been rc alized, "- "y aomirauon or theinder ;;jjvuicvi:rance, ana 8K1U Ol - played by Mr. Held (your honored gue?t) aud his co-workers In ihe muse of science, the ui wuico nan in the last lew years led us to believe that we knew Ihe bottom of the ocean even better than Its surface. Few, it any, Air. President, lelt more deeply interested ... unj, uiuw, wouuenui enter prise, than mysolf, during the entire labor of vour houorcd guest, and no one rejoiced more in the result. And, although I do not consider iu. our money nau an equal share in the final contest with the elements in estab lishing the bond of union, yet I have an abiding faith that whenever and wherever the navies of Great Britain and the United States unite uieir ciions lor tbe advancement ot civili zation, science, or humanity, they will seldom. m ee.r, lau t,cneers) and 1 sincerely trust that they may always be so fortunate as to re ceive me approoation ot their fellow-country men. as in tne present case. (Cheers.) That this bond of union which now unites the two countries may never Do severed Is our sincere uesiru; uuiBuouin it chance to be, the recent sk ii ana enersy displayed by those who laid it win uk ruiucicuv io iepair ana reunite if. (Loud it'i liuru. j SrEECH OP GENERAL OEOBOE O. MEADE Mr. low saiu that he ha 1 been Instructed to read a toast which had been unintentionally uuu uy error omitiea iroin the regular list. It , mi! Minjoi tne united States repr sented by the hero of Gettysburg." (Cheers.) r .i V,. JUC,,UC ": uaaies ana neniiemen of the Cham ber of Commerce, if I had been con sulted 1 should have protested against any error having been made ou this occasion. I do not sec why I should have been brought before you at this particular moment. I c.hiu" hero after iiaviiiminivcueu urn miles on a.labor of love and ol duty to do honor to your distineuiohed guest the hero ol this evening, and the only one, in my judgment, who is entitled to any considera tion on this occasion. tChects.) 1 bavewatchtd with eaeerncs the struggle through which he has pa-sed, and the disasters which attended his early efforts; and I have ad mired and applauded from ihe bottom af my heart the generosity ot purpose with which that nian has continued to hold on to his original idea, with a firm laith to carry to completion one ol the greatest woiks this world has ever seen. (Cheers ) 1 came here, therefore, to do him honor, aud to show bv my presence, as far as i could iu my humble capacity, how much I honor him for all the qualities he has shown which haj made him not only the representa tive of this great city, but of ovr country, and indeed, I may say ot the world. (Cheers.) Now, for what you have said of the army, be pleaded to accept my warmest thanks. The army requires but little from me. Its history fa known to you. In a community represented py such intelligence and education as 1 see before me now the deeds of this army and its record are too well known to need any recital from me. It would be a work of supereroga tion. At Uis late hour I wiil say nothine of what the army has done. I will only pledge you that in the future the army will do as in the past it always has done, its duty (cheers). a , l upuoui me nonor, the integrity, " oi our common cheers.) country. (Loiid NEWS FROM PORTRESS MONROE. Jir. Davli Moved Into Com moil Ions Uuaiters Prepared for Illmaelf aud Kamllyln Carroll Hall-Ill Improved Health and Protipecta, and Hope for the Future, Fortress Monroe, November 14. The very fine rooms, four in number, besides a Kitchen fitted up in Carroll Hall lor Jeff Davis auJ family, have at length received the linishin" touches of carpenter, mason, glazier, and painter. Vacating his old quarters, which were limited to two casemates, he has moved into his new and more commodious apartments; so that now, barring his deprivation of tne freedom ol the outer world, he is as sungly and comfort ably situated, has rooms as airy, as liberal sup plies of fuel, as numerous attendanec of ser vants, and as complete ana elaborate cuisine au i buries as any ollicer in th fort. 'i t ere is no objection to all this. A liberal ai d discreet humanity is shown In It. Our Government, in the exercise of such magnaui mus policy to the state prisoner, evinces the generosity it is capable of, and which not onlv will conciliate more tbau anything else could the vast mass of Southern people, and convert to loyal ism those whom nothing else would in fluence, but engender greater and universal respect abroad. Althoii''h accused nl fxrn va otienses, he stands before the world innocent until proved guilty. In this light, and in the lieht ot whathe has bu tiered in his past impri sonment without trial, the present comforts allowed him, lute as they come, are vaatly bet ter late than never. Mr. Davis feels grateful foi the clemency shown him, and is frank and outspoken in acknowledgment ot it. Moreover, his health has recently Improved most, materially. He can walk unsupported, hi spirits are more elastic, his conven-ation is in much lighter and gayer tone, and the world generally hius for him less austerity aud repul biveness. He repines less at the past, is more patient of the preseut, aud more hopeful for the future. He now enjoys facilities nof only tor making himself aud family comfortable, but ta ext. ud becomine hospitality to his numerous calh rs and friends. In his own mind, aud that ot most of his friends, the conviction has now very hi ml.v settled that he will remaiu here a prii-oner all winter. Whatever fate mav betide him he w ill show himself firm and resolute iu nie, 'ing it. .Veto York Herald. A FORGED ENDORSEMENT CASZ. A Carpenter Finds a Hank Check tor I -.00 and Signs a Ilogus Kndorsement -Hecelves the Cash tor It aud Ab- ouds Ills Final lleturu aud Arrest. Ti e particulars of au alleged forgery, by whic-h the New York County National Bank, si'mded on the corner of Fourteenth street and Eiv lit h avenue, was victimized to the extent ot lonO, were developed yesterday at the Jeffer-i-on Market Police Court. It appears that Henry Vincent, a house carpenter, livine iu this city, on the Dith of August last presented himself to a gentleman named John Ross, with whom he was acquainted, and requested that he would intioduce him to the above bank, as he wished to open an account there. Mr. Boss, who be lievod hiui to be an honest man, consented, and Vincent deposited with the bank on that day a chec'f for $149475, purporting to be drawn by the Wisconsin Marine and Fire Insurance Com pany, of Milwaukle, oo the Metropolitan Na tional Bank, of this city, to the order of C. B. Hall, which name was endorsed on the back of the document. Ou the same day Vincent returned to the bank, and drew out $1490, leaving but $lou deposit The bank shortly sent the check to the Metropolitan National Bank to be cashed. It waa returned wit, the statement that the endorsement of Mr. Hall was a forgery; that tbe check had been sent by the Metropolitan Na tot in wiie uBer. It was probaUe IUt tional uanK to air. nan, put that it naa oeen Vincent hud fpend it, and eieeoted the endorse Kent. An officer was at once sent to apprehend V ncent, but the latter had evidently learned that he was wanted, for he had disappeared. Search was institnted, bnt with no success, and It only remained lor the police to keep a look out for their man. On Tuesday flight he re turned, sick. He had been taken ill, so that to save his Hie he must return. The Captain of the SUteenth Precinct was promptly informed ol this fact, whereupon he proceeded to the house of Vincent, at No. 338 West. Twenty fonrth street, where he found his man, who was too ill to permit ot his removal to the Sta tion House. As seon as he is recovered suffi ciently, Vincent will be arraleued before Jus tic Dodge, on the charge of forgery. N. t. Uerald of to lay. THE ERIE RAILROAD ACCIDENT. Five Killed and a Wounded Culpable JVeKllgenee. Large and Number Criminal The telegraph pave a brief account of a terri ble and fatal accident that occurred near Erie on Tuesday afternoon, io the express train from Buffalo to Cleveland, Ohio. Mr. Clarke Warren, of Cleveland, who was on the train, has commu nicated to the Hera d of that city the following particulars: ''The accident occurred near Wesleyville about 4 o'clock in the afternoor.. The train con sisted of five coaches filled with passengers, and tJve baggrmc and express cars, and was a little behind time, to make up which it was running at the rate of forty miles an hour, ou a down grad1?. At the point of the accident workmen were eneaeed In repairing the track, and had taken out two nils. They must have known, or it they did not, they should have known, that the train was due at that time, bnt no aicrnxi ro sent to warn the approaching train of the danger until it was heard coming thundering around a curve, only a lew rods from where the rails had been removed, when a man rushed up the track sw inging his hat. The engineer reversed his engine, tbe brakes were put hard on, and every thiuc done to check the heart long speed of the train: but it was too late. The train rpnjhnrl the fatal spot, and plunged into the trap laid lor it by the gross and criminal neglect of the workmen. The train was thrown rlo n nn em. bimkment some ten or fifteen feet, breakimr some ot the cars into frarrments, and piling them up Into a confused mass. ice first and second passeneer cars were the mot injured, but the whole train was more or less damaged. Mr. Warren describes the scene at this time ns terrible. The jammed in the debris of the broken cars and the cries ol tbe wounded who wer fastened in by the ciushed and broken cars were awful to heat. In tbe second car. in which Mr. Warm,, was seated, there were lour killed nearly all in the car more or less injured. Besides Mr. Warren there were two others fm, this city injured Mrs. Mahala Porter, conide rably bruised, and Mr. Lewis, inlured in the shoulder. Mr. Warren's injuries are in the rlnht knee and lelt shoulder, but are not serious. I no inuignaiion oi me passengers against the necligent workmen who had caused the fnorc.i accident was intense, and if they had been cauuht, the consequences would have been seri ous. A number of the wounded came up last night, and more arrived by the trains to-day. Everything was done by the officers ot the train and the uninjured passengers to extricate and relieve the wounded. ADDITIONAL PARTICriARB. The following additional nartienlam nr.. rln in the Erie Ltspatch of Wednesday morning: As soon as wjrd reached thi -it.p. f -,.. were sent down lor the wounded, a portion of whom, together with the dead, were brought here and placed in the deoot. The rB Pa nrofa aeain despatched, and broneht of the wounded and passengers, reachin" hero about 8 o'clock in the evening alllm nere Ihe bodies were placed in the S!itvrmfo,wit. room, at the western end of the depot, and were visited by hnndreds ot excited spectators. The scene was a sad one. The four bodies were laid side bv side the llttt .hiin nestling by the side of its grandfather as if asleep 1 all haviuemarksof the terrible calamity which ushered them from lite into death but two short I iiuuiB uviure. ineir races were crashed and bloody, their limbs mane-led. their ev C3 4et nnH . stony. Not one of all the crowd whn thmmr..i I to gaze upon them could claim the title of friend 1 ...t,,i., i-icu n 4!niiiittucc. ine saaiest or all fates was theirs dead, and amoncr straneer. Their names, as far as we were able to learn' ! weie as follows: Dr. Whe-der of Mil u.o.i;,.' and little grandchild: ft man tin mod Hunt n- i was dressed in the garb ot a soldier, from Dm- ,' yille, New York: and an elderlv man u.uned I Harlan, place of lesidence imtnnan fi. I mother of the child was al;o duneero'isly hurt I and died at 10 o'clock. Several others were in- I ternnlly inlured, but it was impossible to ohraln an accurate lit on account of the conl iiion and ' excitement attendant on theocenainn va I thllf fTW litln k . . . ,-,,1 UnU Pr Hr, crustiea s'i I'd (I I 7 no T 1 ... ll i n .. . . . ! -j...... iu in(iino murjiuuuu, e Sa V hCVe- ial little children among them two babes with bloody handkerchiefs and bandages tie 1 about their heads and limbs. One man, whose name we were unable to learn, was injured so bad y in tbe region ot the stomach that he pro bacy cannot survive. Six of the wounded tour men, a woman, and child, were left at Wes levville. They will be broue-ht up this morning. Ihe causes which led to the accident were the-e of tbe grossest and most criminal careless noss on the part of the workmen, every one of whom, and chiefly the boss of the eng, should be indicted for murder. There is no excuse for them. They knew tbe train was to be due, and dnl not take the precaution to send buck a flag to s ion it, or resort to any means to prevent the terrible accident which must have been evident would happen. No blame is charged to the engineer or con due or in charge of the train. L.low will bo iound a list of some of th most sex, relv wounded: Mi. M. Brown, of Rochester, brutsed' about the head and breast. His son, twelve or thir teen, had his right foot badly sprained. Franci" Morau, from Austin, head cut. Pu'rick Bounce, from New York, veiy badly hurt about the head. Supposed separation of tbe Iro-al bone. W. li. Grafton, from Worthinerton, Ohio, scalp cut una rieht loot severely sprained. Jelin Oakson, Muncy, Indiana, collar-bone brel c and side injured. John Donahoe, New York, face cut and body injured. I.'ebert Lynch, New York, scalp cut and face badly mutilated. Murgaret Gerrynote, Rochester, injured iu hand. Her little son had his frcalp cut. One centleman, name unknown, had bis right arm iuiured. Charles Bocherah, Plymouth.pt'.clilaud county! Oh o, had his leg hurt, Mieht. Mont Cenis. The Italian Minister of Public Works has received a report to the effect that one-half of the work of piercing Mont Cenls is completed. The tunnel, which will be twelve thousand two hundred and twenty metres (about seven and two-third miles) in length, is already pierced six thousand ouo hundred and ten metres. The works are to be actively resumed, and there is reason to hope that the line may be opened In the course of next year. That will be the first direct communication bet ween France and Italy. Paris and Florence will then only be separated by rail from thirty-six to forty hours. Master Richard Cokerhas returned to this country, and was announced to uiDg iu Wash ington on MaUj tuJug. THIRD EDITION Indian Aflalta. November la. The Commit WSBIK(lTON( sloner of Indian Affairs hM revnivcA i4. from his special agents recently tent to the ari.,auoes ana Cheyennes, and the Confederate Bands of Sioux, to, ascertain the disposition of these tribes towards tbe Government, and to inquire into the various reports which have been made iegarding their hostile attitude. The Information received from these agents is of a satisfactory character. Not only is It pro bable that peace will be maintained, but it is also reported to tbe Bureau that the release of two white women, prisoners in the hands of the tribes on that line ol territory, will be ob tained. ' Store Itobbeiy. Boston, November 16. Yesterday afternoon a young man called at the store of E. A M. Faxon, leather dealers. In Pearl street, and, under the prelcBse ol getting a bill changed, managed to steal money, notes, and securities Talucd at $35,000, with which he escaped. EftVcU ol the Storm. Hiohland Falls, N. Y., November 16. Durinc the storm last night the creek suddenly rose. The upper and lower mill-dams, bridges, and other property were swept away, and many buildings were damaged. Tbe Batcman Opera Troupe. Washington, November 16. The Bate man Opera Troupe was welcomed back to Washineton last night by a large, fashionable, and delighted audience. rrom Louisville. Lopibville, November 16. The statement made relative to the alarming illness of Senator Guthrie are untrue. Markets by Telegraph. Nr.w Oklkahs, November 15. Cotton blower and irrejtular; sa es 10&0 baes-low middlings. 83 !ft83e.: mtdilinrs, 35; receipts, 27u0 baes Surar Ouil; lir, 12.n12o. Louisiana Mola ses doll at 60 Cefi&jo. for Interior; ftOo. lor prime. Fiour in good demand; superfine, 11 60iU 56; xrra, 13ai2 60. Corn in (rood demand at iffl 85. Oats quiec at 60c Kye steady at Wn'&Oe. Pork dul: Mess. 9o. Bacon drill; shonlders. 1$; sides. 174. Lard la good demand at 16JW!27 Whiskv doll at aa-80. 0,d,..U5- Bank sterling Exohange, 68; .New York Kxohange rar to i premium. New York, November 16. Cotton dull; deoHned 1c ; sales at a3'i85o. r lour dull ; sn'e ot 60OI bjls. Stato at 9(n l2 25; Ohio, U 5ftil4; Western, afrafla Southern, 12 n 17. -ains ot 12,000 tmnhcle il wankieNo 2 Wheat at 2 43; State, SB 15. Corn dull; white declined lo. Beef dull. Pork steadv. Lard dull. Whisky steady. FINANCE AN D COMMERCE Office op twh Evknino Trlborafb, I Friday, November 16, 1866. The Stock Market wai dull this morning, and prices were weak and unsettled, owing to the decline in gold. In Government bonds there was very little doing. Juno 7-30s sold at 106, a slight decline; 10!M wa bid lor old 6-30s: 11JJ for (is of lHSlj 100$ for 10-40; aud 107i for August 7'SOs. City loans were m fair demand the new issue i;oldatl02; and old do. atSlfi no change. Railroad shares were inactive. Pennsylvania Railroad sold at 55;)55, a elisht decline Reading at 575711, no change; and Oatawiasa prelerred at 2H.i, no chanse; 133 was bid for Camden and AniboytfClJ for Norritown;j5fii for '"""""'i '"r jjinmn vaney: zhj tor uirnira common; 42 for prelerred do.; 32 for Philadel phia and Erie. City PasHi nger Railroad shares were un changed. 90 was bid for Second and Third- 20 for Thirteenth and Fifteenth; 31 for gnrace and Pine; 14 tor Hestonvillc; 82 for Green and Coates; 40 for Union: and 324 for Germantown Bank shares were firmly held at full prices' but we hear of no sales. 110 was bid for Third" National ; 1014, for Seventh National : 236 for North America; 146 for Philadelphia; 131 for Farmern' and Mechanics'; 66 for Commercial- 92 for Northern Liberties; 100 for Kensineton; 57 for Girard. ' Iu Canal shares there was very little move men. LehiL'b Navieation sold at 60. no hrw,o. 27 wa bid for t f.... U..U.. I. til ,t i' - Hcbuy.kili Navieation com. mon: tor preferred ao.; H6 for Morns Oanal; 12,1 torprefcrred do.; 15 for Susquehanna Canal : .r'7 i tor Delaware Division: and 64 for Wyomine Vnllfy Canal. b quotations of Gold 10 A. M., 1152; 11 A. M. 143: 12 M.. 142J : 1 P. M.. 142. ' PHILADELPHIA STOCK EXCHANGE SALES T0-DAT it ported by le Haven & Bro., No. 40 S. Third street BEFORE BOARDS. S1000 18 6-20S 6 cp 107 i 100 sti Data. Df.eSwn 28 100 an keading.t5. .67-31. 10 ib Mcu Bk HI FIRST BOARD t600 US 5-208 66 J? 100 ! 4 ill Lehleu Nav.. 60 wsru u n juneriii)) lousri do...D6wn60 VlOt 0 Fenn 6. .oounli'3 12 ell do 60 $8ooo oo ioa i IM'KI Citv 6-i,n lots 102 1 4n00 do.. kso..l02f 1000 do Ui0PaU2d tn68 n I fflOtiO Lit fell R 7b.. 80o0i-en Val bag.. 97 , SOCO lh 6. 84 03' Mcstrs. De Haven & Third street, report the VI sh C k A serin 56.' o mi ra k. , K....lot8.. 661 do 66 jo 66 7sh do., 60 Hh da 100 sh 8t Nota CmU- lj 100 Bh do 1'60 100 sh Feed Dam. ... 400 8b Koaa.-lote 00 (7 Brother, No. 40 South following rates of ex- American gold, 1424 cnange to-day at 1 P. M (fKl43; Silver s and 4's, i:W; Compound Interest Notes, June, 164, lfij; do.. July, 1804, 15j; do., August, 1864, 15j; do., October, lHOf, U; do., December, 18ti4, l.'Jf; do., May. 1805, IU; do., Aupust, 1865, 10; do., September, 1865,','i; do.. October, 1865, !. Philadelphia Trade Report. Friday, Nov. 16, There was a better demand for Floor for home consumption, but a total absence ot any inquiry for shipment or speculation. Tbe sle reach 1200 bbU., inc'udiug Buoertine at ta) 8 76;:extis at eOnll; 800 bbb. Northwestern extra family at S12-50(al8 50;) 300 bbls. winter wheat Oo. ut$14fi 15, the latter lor cboioo, and fancy brands at S15-5Ogl6'50, according to quality. In the ab sence of sales we quote Rye Flour at 98 bbl, othing doiag in Corn Meal. Ihore is a tinner feeling in the Wheat Market, bat much doing. Sales of Pennsylvania at 33 20, and Southern ted at 1 25 8 83; white rant irom 3 4 lo 8 46. Kye is in lair request, mth of 1000 buxh. old Western at SI 37), InolndiB 600 bash, ou privatu terras. Corn is qnlot, wittt imall ! ol yellow at $1 28 afloat. Oat are dolli ! of ftXM biiBh. Southern at 6Uo. Nothing do'nx la Barley ar Malt. A maU lot of Cloversecd sold at 8 75 f 64 lbs. Timothy ranie from V26t'3 62. FlaxMed la held at $ 80 V bunt!. W hisky Is tellinr In a small way at 2 41';2 42 for Pennsylvania barrels, and W,4aj;ofl44 lor Ohio. 160 bbla. of tbe Utter in bond laid a( 44a. Bcurvy. The TaU MallGatette Bays: "That disgraceful, because entirely preventive, disease called scurvyl appearj to proceed without let or hindrance among the seamen of the aiuirlUh mercantile marine. No less than six large Tea sels entered Loudou during ten days with catwa of scurvy on board, aud some of these cases aw of the worst deH riptiou."