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PniLADELPniA, SATURDAY, JANUARY 5, 18C7. VOL. VH.-So. 5. DOUBLE SHEET-THREE CENTS. THE KIDNEYS. Tt fciAvMyttrt wo In anmbei, situated at thenpaer aartof Atitn, surrounded by tat, and consisting ol three 'jarta, vis. j-Tbe Anterior, tbe Interior una tbe Ae anterior absorbs. Interior consists of tissues or laa, wfctob serve a a deposit for the urine, ani con vey tt tothseiterUr. Tfcemterlorlseeenanctoralso enrrisa'Unt ra eiagie tab, and called the Creter. The jv'ters ere connected with the bladder. 'The bladder Is composed of various coverings or tig M, dtrtded koto rru, vis. The Upper, the Lower tie errou, od tbe Wocous. The npper expels, the newer reuiw. Haaybave a desire to nrlsate with eot the ability to retain. This frequently ooonn in biidren. ' .... To euro three affection! we most brine Into action the muscles, which are engaged In their various fane- nf. If they are neglected, Gravel or Dropsy may ensue. The reader must also be made aware, that however stent may be the attack. It is (ore to affect his bodily aitn and mental powers, as oar flesn and blood are p sorted from these sources. OOTJT OR RHEUMATISM. 1 am acquiring in the loJns Is Indicative ol the above They occur In persons disposed to ee'd sttioiKt and chalky concretions. ; THE GRAVEL. itoe gravel ensues from neglect or Improper treatment f the kidneys. These organs being weak, the water Is Misspelled from the bladder, but allowed to remain, M becomes feveileh and sediment forms. It Is from this posit that the stone Is formed and gravel ensues. DROPSY Is collection oi water in some parts of the body, and eare different names, according to the parts aflected, via. when generally diffused over the body.lt is called Anasarca; when of the abdomen, Ascites; when of the ibset, HydrothoYax. TREATMENT. Leimbold's highly concentrated compound Extract 0 fcuohu Is decidedly one of the best remedies for diseases of the bladder, kidneys, gravel, oropsloal swelllags, rheumatism, and gouty afDptllons. Under this head we haxe arranged Dreurla, or difficulty and pain In passing water, scanty secretion, or small and frequent dis charges of water, Strangury or stopping of water, He maturia or bloody urine. Gout, and Bheumatlam of tba kidneys, without any change In quantity, but tnorease oi color or dark water. It was always highly recom mended by the la'e Dr. Physic In these affections. This medicine .Increases the power of digestion and excites the absorbents Into healthy exercise, by which the watery or calcareous depositions, and all unnatural enlargements, as well ai pain and Inflammation, are reduced, and is taken by MEN, WOMEN, AND CH1LDHEN. I jj-rttlons lor uee and diet accompany,. Philadelphia, Pa. February 2 4, ISil. E. T. Hklmbold, Druggist i Pear Sirs 1 have been a sufferer for upwards o twenty years with gravel, bladder, and kldnay affec lions, during which time I have used various medicinal preparations, and been under the treatment of the most eminent physicians, experiencing but little rellot. Having seen your preparations extensively adver tised, I consulted my family physician la regard to using your Extract oi Buchu. I did this because I had used all kinds ol advertised emedies, and had tound them worthless, and some quite injuiioust in fact, I despaired of ever getting well, and determined to use no remedies hereafter unless I knew of the ingredients. As you advertised that it was composed of buchu, eubebt, and juniptr btrriet, it occurred to me and my physician as an excellent com bination, and, with his advice, after an examination ol the article, and consulting again with a druggist, I con cluded to try It I commenced its use about eight months ago, at which time I was condnel to my room From tiie first bottle I was astonished and gratified at the beneficial effect, and after using It three weeks, was able to walk out. I felt much like writing you a full Statement of my case at that time, but thought mr Im provement might only be temporary, and therefore concluded to defer and see if It would effect acute knowing that fouldbe ol greater value to you and and more satisfactory to me. I AM HOW ABLE TO BEPOBI THAT a CUBE IS EFFECTED AFTBBVSIKOTBaBEHEDTFOB VK MONTHS. I HAVE MOT tSKD AST SOW I 08 THREE MONTHS, AXD J EEL AS WELL IS ALL BESPECTS AS I EVER DID. Tour Buchu being devoid of any unpleasant taste and odor, a nice tonic and Invigorator of the system, I do not mean to be without it whenever occasion may require Its use In sucn affections. M. MCOOBMICK. Should any dout.t Mr. Mccormick's statement, he Klers to the following gentlemen I lion. WILLIAM BliLtK, ex-Governor. Penna. lion TBOMAet B. fLOKKNUE. Philadelphia. Hon. J. C. KNOX, Judge, Philadelphia. Hon. J. B. BLACK, Judge. Philadelphia, lion. D. K. POKTEH, ex-Governor, Penna. Von. KLL18 I.KWIf, Judye, Philadelphia. Won. K. . GUIKU, Judge, V. 8. Court. Bon. G. W. WOODWARD Judge PuiladelpUia. Von. W. A. POK1K.K, Philadelphia. Hon JOHN 11IULKK. ex-Governor, Penna. lion. r. BANKS, Auditor-General, WaUUgtca. And many others, if necessary PRINCIPAL DEPOTS: Helmbold's Drug and Chemical Warej bouse, No. 594 BROADWAY, Metropolitan Hotel, N'evr York, AD i No. 104 S. TENTH iSt. PHILA'DELPUU. BOUJ By DBI'GOISTB EVEBTW J jt OJT COVNtSHFKlTB DIRKING OF STEAMEIt FASHION. Further Deta.ll of the Terrible Disaster Panl Amsag the) Passengers, and Fearful Ioss of Life. The New Orleaiii papers bring details of the fearful scenes and great loss of life, occasioned by the destruction of the steamer Fashion, near Salon Rouge, on the afternoon of the 27th ult. The fire was discovered about half-past three o'clock, some ten feet forward of the slde-housa on the larboard side, and is stated to have been caused by eparks from the chimney fulling on the cotton, of which there were over 2600 bales on board. The steamer was on her wny to New Orleans from Vlckeburg, with aoont one hundred cabin and a large number ot deck passengers. Her crew and all told must have numbered three hundred souls. Every effort was made by the officers to put out the fire with water, using the hose and buckets, also by throwing the bales overboard; but the wind blew the flames into the tiers of bales, and within fivo minutes the whole side was on fire, thus cutting oil' commu nication between the forward and after parts of the boat. Hhe was immediately headed for the shore. The pilot, Mr. Thomas Moutague, never left his pont until the boat was landed, and was probably lost by his devotion to his duty. Captain Pratt and the second engineer, Mr. Harry Hoffman, succeeded In getting a Hue fast to the shore. Then, having secured the safety of those lor ward. Captain Fralt nest took the yawl from parties who bad escaped in it to the shore, and went to the stern of the boat, and succeeded in saving some twelve or fifteen passengers, six of them ladies, who were hanging to the strn, and ready to jump overboard. Mr. Tom Huh tines, first mate, assisted Captain Pratt in his efforts to save the lives of the passengers. Too much praise cannot be bestowed upon Captain Pratt. Mr. Hastings. Mr. Oliver Fair child, first engineer, who lost his life at his post, Mr. Harry Hellcry, barkeeper, and Mr. Ephraini Hardesty, steward, who no doubt lost his lite In bis efforts to save others, for the last that was seen of him was on the afterguards throwing over shutters to the passengers to keep them lrom drowning: Mr." J. A. Dinwiddle, second clerk, and Mr. Hosey, carpenter, took the yawl and picked up several children some of them already drowned and other passengers Alter putting them on shore, they followed the wreck as it floated down several miles, and came on to Baton Rouge. The Bayou Sara packet Lafourche, Captain Baranco, was the first boat parsing. She was bound up, and her crew picked up all they could, doing all in their power to relieve them. The Vicksburg packet Magenta, Captain T. P. Leathers, bound down, came along, anJ took off those coming to New Orleans from the La fourche, treatiLg them as well as it was possible to do. The statement of the mate, Mr. Thomas Hast-, ings, contains the following: The Fashion had ou board 2600 bales of cotton and over 100 cabin passengers, besides some 150 on dock, making 260 passengers in all. Mr. Hastings thiuks this a low estimate. About 60 or CO passeneers came on board at Vicksbunr. but they were coming on and going off all the way down, and we have no list of the lost or saved. The principal landings after leaving Vick6burg were Carthase, Ash wood, Grand Gulf, St. Joe, Rodney. Natchez, Fort Adams, Red River, and Bavou Sara. Two Indies came on board at Bayou Sara, but the mate does not know their names. They were undoubtedly lost. Among the cabin passengers was a party of emigrants to Texas. They were from North Alabama. Fully one-third of them were lost. They had horses, wagons, etc., with them, all of which were consumed in the flames. But one horse went overboard. The passengers on deck were principally negroes. They leaped wildly into the water. Hastings saw flft or sixty of tbem struggling in the waves at the same time. Very few, if any, were t-aved. The two chambermaids, Mrs. Clark and assistant, Jumped overboard, and are believed to be lost. The boat was landed from seven to ten minutes after she took fire To escape the flames the people ran both ways, towards the bow and towards the stern. Here they huddled together, till, pressed by the flames, they jumped overboard. Mr. Hastings let himself down into the water and swam ashore. Mr. Thomas Montague, the pilot on watch at the time, remained at his post until.nfter she Struck the shore, and he was compelled by the smoke to leave the pilot-house. He then walked towards the stern of the boat, and asked Mr. Ha&tint-i?, who was on the larboard guard, what he should do, and was answered to jump over board. Ho coollv renlied that ho did Tint know how to t-wini. the last Mr. Hastings saw of Dim ne was sianains near tne stern, ana the flames fatt approaching him. As he was not seen or heard of afterwards, it Is generally sup posed that he perished. Mr. Oliver Fairclilld, first engineer, remained at the engine too late to escape, and perished on the steamer. Mr. E. Hardesty, the steward, is lost. Mr. Richard Costello, the second mate, is lost. Mr. McMurren, a planter, from near Natchez, jumped oft an eight tier of cotton on the bank, and broke his thigh. A lady, name unknown, threw three children overboard. when pressed by the fire, and leaped in alter them. She saved one of her children, but the other two were lout. Another lady, bound to Galveston, jumped overboard with her child, ana was picked up oy tne yawl, ami nuaing tier self safe, called for aai-istauce to other, before the had scarcely been hauled over the side. One of the officers had first got into the water two boats. The flrt filled, and the other went adrift. He had the window-blinds and doois of the state-rooms thrown overboard, but lew of the people knew their value or tried to save themselves thereby. There was a great deal of confusion aud excitement, and finally a perfect panic. There were some forty or fifty persons struggling in the water at Cue same time, a roost appalling sight. When the cotton burned off forward the un fortunate steamer floated off to the head of the Reach above Baton Rouge, where she was still buinln? when the Magenta left. There were three incendiary fires on tbe Magonta during the passage down oue at Morville Landing, one below Baton Rouge, and one below Carroll ton. Tbe latter was about daylight. During the alarm the ladles' state-rooms were many of them entered and plundered by rivar pirate i aud thieves. One of the Morville thieves was arretted, another jumped overboard. By this lire eleven bales of cotton were destroyed. The New Orleans Tiift$ ot Saturday says: "The Fashion was one of our finest lower river t-teamers, and was quite popular in the trade between New Orleans and Vicksburg, in which she Lad been plying for some time, she was thoroughly overhauled and repaired about two months ago, and had a complete outfit in every particular. Her officers had an enviable reputa tion for the care manifested in the conduct aud management of their vessel. The Fahhlon was owned by A. S. Mansfield & Co., of this city, and was insured in New Or leans offices. She was built at Cincinnati in 1866, was 262 feet long. 42 feet wide, 7 feet In depth, and 14 feet in height, measuring 1194 86-10U tons. Her loss will fall pretty heavily ou New Orleans underwrltrrs. Mr. Mansfield does not escape severe loss, but his greatest concern is for the safety of those on board." Dumas has published a letter to his lady friends among the pubhe. requesting them to subscribe to hia new feuiUeton, and offering as a tpeciul Inducement "the autograph of tho author on the fly-leal" to any who may write a letter atkirgforit. The Attempted Assassin of Mrs. Ward Arrested In New York-He Admits hi Oullt-Indla;na,tlon of th Newark Feople. Bince the shooting of Mrs. Aaron Ward, Jr., at Newark, early on New Year's morning, by a negro burglar, the police ol Newark and else where, stimulated by the offer of a large reward, have been nlng every efTort to secure tbe perpe trator of the deed. Between 2 and 3 o'clock yes terday morning the police of Newark arrested a colored man, who there were good grounds for suspecting was the person that burglariously entered Mr. Ward's house, the evidence being conclusive aeaintt him of having committed the robbery at that gentleman's store on the same night, and both burglaries were supposed to have been committed oy the same parties. 8ubequent developments, however, snow that there was no connection between the two, as will appear from the following facts: Rhortly before 6 o'clock last evening Detective Becner, of the Independent Police; Sergeant McCiary, and Officer Murray, of the Third Pre cinct Metropolitan Tolico, arrived in Newark, having n charge a negro named Jack Jerole man, alia George Johnson, charged with being the person who burglariously entered Ward's house, and attempted to kill Mrs. Ward by shooting her. Johnson was arrested by the above-named officers about 1 o'clock yesterday afternoon, at (the corner ot .Thompson and Spring streets, through information given by a neirro named Jackson, who, it is believed, was to have been concerned in the robbery, but troin some cause tailed to meet the prisoner at 'he appointed time. When Thompson was arrested he admitted his guilt, and the revolver which he used on the occasion was found on his person, with one emotv chamber. He also cave information which led to the recovery of the two valuable waiches. Mrs. Ward's watch he had pledged at a pawn shop In Spring street, between Sul livan and Thompson streets, and Mr. Ward's watch, valued at $250, he gave to his confede rate Jackson, and tne latter sold it to a grocery man in that vicinity on New Year's day for $8. At first the grocery man refused to deliver up tbe watch until he received back the amount psid for it, but after being taken to the Third Prtcinct Station House, he succumbed and de livered up the property Tbe prisoner Johnson was taken before Jus tice Sandford, of Newark, when the necessary affidavit being made bv Mr. Ward, tbe prisoner was committed to the County Jail to await the action of the Grand Jury now In session. While in the court-room, the prisoner stated, in exte nuation of the sbootingljof Mrs. Ward, that pre vious to going to the upper part of the house he drank a bottle ot brandy in the kitchen, and bHng drunk, he mistook Mrs. Ward for a man, otherwise he would not have fired at her. Johnson resides at So. 0 Division street, PatersoD, but has been stopping in the vicinity ot where he was arrested since tbe robbery. He has been an inmate of the Trenton State Prison, where he was sent for a term of seven years tor burelary, but after serving about six vears, was pardoned out a few weeks since. The people of Newark have been greatly ex cited over this daring outrage, and had John son been caught on New-Year's Day the opinion la ireely expressed that ho would have been lynched on the spot. Abont a dozen gentlemen -who chanced to near of the arrest, were assem bled in Justice Sandtord's office while the pri soner was there, and it was tbe general expres sion that the culprit ought to receive summary punishment. JT. Y. 2ime. Oppression In Maryland. A colored minister, In one of the lower coun ties ot Maryland, some rime since, addressed the following letter to Judge Bond, of Baltimore, complaining of the persecution bis people Buf fered in tbe apprenticeship of their children, the burning ot their school-houses, and the beating of the teachers of the colored schools. We conceal the name and residence of the writer, since If they were disclosed he would inevitably fall a prey to Rebel vengeance: My Dear Judge: We poor co'ored people are belDB shot down while we are on our way to charcb. and eur children are taken away from us (by tbe apprenticeship law), and there is so help Come down, if you oan, and see what can be done bofore we are all lost. And it yon can't come, write to Judtre Goldsborourh, or some good man that will have a tooling for as, to get oar children. We have been favored with Judge Bond's I reply to the above letter; and, as it seems to indicate a novel remedy for the evils complained ot, we print it for the benefit of "whom it may concern ;" Baltimore 1860 My Dear Sir: The sad story of your difficulties is the common complaint of the colored people in the lower part ot the State. Bow we are to rtmedy tbe wrongs wh'ch are done you, and ol which you complain, without tne assistance ol tbe rolimous sentiment of tbe people, even if we have the officers ot tbe law ready to use its power tor your protection i which 1 loar we have not), I do not know. Yet you know that it is impossible to ret any clergyman on tbe bay shore to hint even In tuo pu'pit tliat to n are under any Christian obligation to be kind or ben volent, much less just, towards the colored peonle. Itbinkwhat ii most anted is a revival ot a Christianity that Is not alrald ot per secute n, a re igion which baa a martyr at least once in a century, and is not tne mere reflection ot public opinion. To think that all the outrages of which you complain, and tbe burning of twelve eburoues and school-houses, could take place, and all the pulpits remain as silent as if the mil emnum bad dawned, Is marvellous. You colored ministers ought to make your complaint known to the authorities ot tli" churches to which these clergymen belong in the North. You might Shame them into the enforcement ot some precept ot Christianity remotely bearing on a man's duty to bis neighbor, "if be be black;" and a hea.thlor publio opinion would be estub.lsb.od, which, for many purposes, is a better protostion than the statutes themselves. An appeal to such charcb au tboiiiies, setting forth tbe extent and fierceness of tl.o persecution you suffer, wou'd awaken great syrunatby among men who have nut grown up uuder me snaaow oi slavery, ana tne ministers among you who loar public Opinion more than tbey do God, will be shamed by It Into doing what tbe power ot the religious troth they profesi seems po verless to impel them to perform. Yours, etc. Huoa Bond. ATROCITIES IN THE FAR WEST. Eouble Murder In Missouri Details of the Killing of Mr. Lelhy and his Clerk In Arizona Territory Terrible Muti lation of the Bodies, Etc. Leavenworth, Kansas, January . William V:.n Deventer arid wife were murdered on the e.ening of the 29th ult, sear Hickmiu Mills, in Mou roe county, Missouri. They were fired upen thtough the window, Mr. Van Deventer b lug instantly killed, and bis wife surviving in un unconscious state until morning. Three necroes and two white men are supposed to have committed the murder. They escaped with $N00 in gold, found in the house. The Arizona Miner ot November 30 has the following particulars of the murder of Mr. I.cihy, the Superintendent of Indian Afl'airs in mat Territory, and Mr. Evarts, his clerk, on the 17th of November, in Bell's Canon s "The body of Mr. Leiby was dreadfully mutilated, lis head having been mashed with stones, his ernis and legs broken in many places, and his heart torn but, while a pair of bullet-moulds v. ere left in its place. A r. Evarts' head was Btvered from the body, and filled with arrows." s News from Mexico I'tiBDLi (via TaruDico and Galvestou), Decem ber 26. Neither the Imperialists nor the Church men are succeeding in raising a large army, even with tbe aid of press gangs Those- caught and penned desert as speedily as possible. Their efforts only result in swelling the Liberal ranks, and increasing the bands of desperadoes. Tbeie in nothing important to report about Maximilian, THIRD EDITION FROM EUROrE THIS P.M. Ey Atlantic Submarine Telegraph Cables Terrlfrle Earthquake In Algiers. A. Heavy JLows ol Xf to. Enrror that President Johnson is Dead. Eeneation at the London Exchange. The Reform TcUtione for r&rlSaiutnt. Ktc, Kite. n,tcM Ktc, Ktc.t K.tc. Movements of Steamers. ytiBiNBTOwN, January 6. The steamship Queen, for New York, has been detained here cne day by a heavy fog, but will sail to-day. Great Earthquake In Algeria. Pixie, January 6. Despatches received to-day announce a terrible eurthquake in Algeria. Many villages were destroyed and a large num ber of lives lost. Reform In Parliament. Londom, January 5. A grand democs'.rition in behalf of reform is projected for the first Monday after the meeting of Parliament, by the presentation of petitious for-reform by indi viduals in person. Rumored Death of President Johnson. London, January 6. Vague rumora of the death of President Andrew Johnson prevailed in thifa city on 'Change yesterday. Commercial and Financial. LivBRrooL, January 6 Noon. The cotton rnurnet opened eome what easier, with un changed price. The sales tc-Uay will probably teach 8000 bales. . London, January 5 Noon. The followinc are the current quotations for American securities: United States 6-209, 73; Erie Railroad, Illinois Central, 81 J. Consols are steady at 90 for money. Londonderry, January 6. The steamship Peruvian, from Portland, bound to Liverpool,' touched here to-day, and proceeded on her voyage to Liverpool. Liverpool. January 5 Nooo. The market for breadetad'B la firm. . ENGLAND. A Severe and Most Vnnsnal Snow Storm London Choked Dp and City Travel Nearly Suspended Houses and Church Spire Almost Burled, In the Rural Dis trictsVessels Detained In Port. London. January 4. The most severe arid heaviest snow storm which has been expe rienced in ungiana tor very many years nas just visited us. The storm commenced last Wednes day, when there was a heavy fall of enow. It continued with more or loss intensity since, and a quantity oi snow cas come down tnis morn ing. The weather is very cold, and the snow does not melt, but lies on thejearth with a hard frozen surface. It is calculated that it has come down to an avetage depth of eight inches, bit tne oniTs are very great, and the onow piled in some places to an enormous heicht. Leaving the city and glancing around the country, farm houses and old castles appear to the observer as almost buried in srow. In tbe large towns and cities high houses, even the church spires, look as if rising through a white mantle, under which the smaller i unrounding u muines are almost covered, in tne countr tbe hi tli wave are all blocked with rnov an iiu passable. The railroads are partly in the taiao l t'ilUlUUU. Vesteh) of every description are delayed in tbe dilTerent port, and the coast fisheries works we boh ponded. The frost continues, and there Is very good sB'atlrg on the lakes and Serpentine. In London the streets are at this monoent choked with enov. No efforts are being made to remove it, although there are thousands oJ able-bodied men unemployed and anxious to obtain work who could be had at short notice Ly the authoitues. business is impeded very much in the c!ty, as locomotion is exceedingly difficult, there being very few omnibuses or cabfou the stands or plying. There are no sleighs. The principal means of travel and communication for trade purposes is through the underground railroad. The poor of the city suffer very much. Several accidents have taken place, as old Loudon presents the appearance oi a city situ ated in the Arctic regions, with the additional disadvantage that it is enveloped in the donse wmter fog peculiar to itself, Buj only known in 1 tits latitude. feInce. t omHnentairy Letter from the Emperor 10 rammer ui((eiow. 1'iRie, January 4. As an evidence of the high uppreciation in which lie was held by tbe rial pi'Tor Napoleon, the latter, in an autosraph letteT to Mr. Bigelow, the retirint; United States M '-sister, pretexted him with a copy of his woiks. The letter was couched in very flatter im: terms. Failure of the Emperor's "Quadruple Alliaucc." Brussels, January 4. The EioBe Be'ge. in its is ae to-day, says tnat the efforts ol the French Government to form a quadruple alliance with England, I'russia, and Austria have entirely fulled. It states that England favors an alliance with Prussia, provided the latter will guarantee tbe Independence of Belgium. RUSSIA. Ektenston of Furloughs In the Army. St. Pitersburo, January 4. Tne Czar fcus mued a nka6e exieuding the furloughs of olticers of the army. Internal Russian Politics. Moscow, Russia, January 4. The Gazette in us issue to-day has an Important article upon the political situation of Russia, and argues at lciiffih that the onerous conditions imposed upon the Government by the results ot the Crimean war should be removed, and thus re Tieve Russia of certain burdens, the abrogation of which would materially enhance the pro pressive and civilizing power of th.e empire. The above mentioned article excites conside rable attention In Government circles, and has also received the attentive perusal of the loreign diplomats at fit. Petersburg, who hove advised meir respective uovernments relative tuereio. THE GEEMaNIolPARLIAMENT. Tbe Parliament to Meet on the 19th of February. Berlin, Jauuurj 4.-Keveral of the North fler niuu Covernuieiitu have foraully concluded that ratlfaBQf nt ehall meet on the 161b of February net. The Pmwlan fJovemmeit is taking active steps to hasten the election of delegates to Par liament, prior to the 1st proximo. THE EASTERN QTJE8TI0N, Probability of a Final Settlement! London, January 4 Noon. The Timtt be lieves that it the Eastern question is now ap proached in the proper spirit, there can be a speedy settlement of it by the powers of Europe in tne interests of peace. the crktanVthwign. Berlin, January 4. The Cretan question in the East is assuming threatening proportions, and its final settlement ie looked upon as in volvine serious complications. Rome solicitude is apparent in regard to it by high officials. FROM WASHIKSTCa THIX AFTERKDON. Sf BCXAL SBSPITCHM TO IVaN!H TtXBORAPH. Washington. January 6. Clovernment Contract Awarded. The bids have been opened at the Navy De partment for furnishing 100,000 poinds of fresh beef and vegetables at the Philadelphia Yard. Mr. L. BbUbter Boreaf, of Philadelphia, being the lowest bidder, the contract wae awarded to him at 1 9-10 cents per pound for beef, and 2 6-10 cents per pound for vegetables. The contract for furnishing 400,000 pounds ot copper, to be delivered at the Washington Navy Yard, was awarded to the Baltimore and Cuba Smelticg Company, at 27 45-100 cents per pound Impeachment. Mr. Ashley is vigorously engaged in making sentiment among members In favor of his reso lution for a select Committee on Impeachment; but he meets with some unceremonious rebuffs. It is hardly probable that he cau get tlie resolu tion in next Monday without a suspension of the rules, ae the 8'ate oi Ohio is not likely to be reached in the call for resolutions. It is also understood that a motion will be made to refer the resolution to the Judiciary Committee, which will probably be successful, as it affords a very couvenient way of getting rid of Mr. Ashley and his resolution, and puts the matter whore it pioperly belongs Larceny ot (overnmcnt Bonds. Uoston, January 6. In the Rosbjry Poll:e Court yesterday, Aloczo Sherman and Charles fc;. bherman were bound over to appear at the next term ot the Superior Criminal Court tor tiial, charged with the larceny c' (2000 in Gov ernment bonds from T. S. Danforth on the 30th of October last. Bookbinders' ti ike. Hartford, January 6. About sixty book binders at work on Horace Greeley's "American Conflict" struck for higher wages, but learning that other workmen were on the way to take" thoir places, they concluded to resume work. Movements of Steamers. Nbw York, January 6. Tbe steamship Tarlfa, from Liverpool, has arrived. Her news Has beeu anticipated. Tbe steamship Alemannia, which sa'ls to-day, takes $39O,O00 in specie. The City of Washington takes $6700 in specie. The Fair Haven Nail Works Destroyed. New Bedford, Janoury 6. The Pair Haven Nail Works were destroyed by fire at midnight The origin of the fire and the amount of loss has not been ascertained. LEGAL INTELLIGENCE. Court of Uuarter Sessions Judge Peiree. lha usual Saturday busineee was he lore this Court to-day. Jn tbe ease of the Commonwealtb vs. Lewis Albertson and William fiarnett, charged with keeping- a garnbllue-house, a demurrer was filed some months ago by tbe defense, tut has not yet been aigaed. This morcing Joiin Uaona, Esq , tor tbe Commonwealth, slated to tbe Court that, in order to save time, he desired to mte application for leave to withdraw the bills found durirjg the Ootobur term, and to send up new ones now in lieu of tbe old ones, William M. Bull, Eiq., who appeared for one of the defendants, answored that when rhe demurrer was filed his Honor Judtre AJ'Isou appointed a day for the bearing of the argument, but on account of tbe unusual pressure ot business, and of thulcuKth of the Oyer and Terminer sessions, bad not bad tbe time for the argument ; and that, while the argu ment was pending, tne Commonwealth had no right to fnftka Hnch an annlirarion anrl mnHnt.,, ,ha ! defendants bad not received the notice of this aupli- cation that tbey were entitled to.. nis uoDor juage r erce .aid be would continue the matter until be found an opportunity of learn ing what was tbe usual cuitom ol tbe Court in such cases. William E. Lanse, convicted several terms since of a charge oi'lareeny as bailoe, was sentenced to oi e j ear in tne County Prison. In the habeas corpus case, In which Ellen Bur meister applies for the custody of her child, whom she alleges her husband forcibly took from ber, the husband attempted to prove that the wife, on ac count ol ber loose conduct, was not competent to lave care of the child. This morning the wile pro duced evidence to show the cruelty ol Mr. Burruei. tcr towards herself and child, and also that she was. an honest, industrious woman. His Honor tbe Judge said that of course the woilare of tho child was the first consideration, aud It is a vry sad thing that both paients have been proven to have been unworthy of the custody of their own child. And as the child is now boarding w: h reputable people, tbe Coflrt would not at pre sent remove it, but would order that lbs mother be allowed to visit it. in tbe case of the Comnon wealth vs. Thomas Mi miners, in which tbe delendaut was convicted of a charge of assau t and battery with intent to kill Thomas ballaghor, after-discovered evidence was submitted this morning. Maria Hummers, the sister ot toe defendant, said that whoa Gallagher came to ber brother's house to see ber, ber brother told him to go away and not to return, and told ber to keep away lrom him. As Ga laglier was going down a lawn leaving ibe house, he found that Hummers was lo lowing him, and, feeling that be had to fight, he turned around and began the attack. When bo toll to the ground be felt the kn le In his breast This evidence went to show that tbe prosecutor began tf e attack, and that the case was not so aggravated as it seemed before. "amuol Tage, who plead guilty to a charge ot forgery, upon being called lor sentence, produced the to! lowing facts, through counsel: He hai been in the United States army, and came to this city an orrhant bei eg a young man, without employment, lie aaverusea lor a situation, ana obtained the place oi book-keeper in the tlrmol Dunlap, At wait a; Co.; the whole reponiibiliiy and work of book-keener v as placed upon bim, at the trifling salary ot fU'X) per year. As winter came on he found bis salary v. as entirely too small to supply bis preuine warns, aud lyiolded to the temptation of commit ting the lorgery. When he was arrested he gave intelligence that wonld lead to a recovery of the money. And now he has already repented sincerely. II s employers did not think it nocesary to pay bim enough to keep bim honest, and fin jolt. 1 he forgery was a suooessf il oue of over 4400. Be was sentenced to the tastern Penitentiary for two years. John Kgan, Hugh MoGarry.and Hugh McCaffrey, convioied of assault and' battery npon polioe eUlcers lsrt election day, aere sentenoed Egan to Couuty Prison, elgntjeu months t MoUarry, Count Prison, one year, and McCaffrey, County Priiion, one year. ,, "ut,,ct Court Judge Bharswood John U. Bepplier vs. James Lynd. An taction on a pro uilory note Verdiot for Dlalutifr.lt 6tt 18 Hannah Roth L Co. vs. John V Foiohtner. action on a book account to rooowlora certain number of togs. On trial. ALMOST A MOMICIDK. A TrackHaster Severely Beaten by a Truck-Driver No llopee of the IJre4 Hta'i Recovery. On Wednesday afternoon, as one of the Second avenue cart was proceeding on the np trip through South street, and when near Roose velt street, a large truck, laden with pig-iron, was driven upon the track, directly In front of the car, by one John Sullivan, completely ob structing the progress of the latter. The driver of the latter vehicle called re peatedly to the tmck-drlver to get out of his way, but that person, Instead of yielding to the very proper request, kept on his route, only occasionally deigning to look around, and then heaping the roobt abusive language he could master upou the carman. It so happened that a man named William B. Snyder, a truck-master In the employ of tbe same Company, was on tbe front platform of the car at the time, and perceiving the obstinacy of the truckman, jumped from the platform, and running forward until he came abreast of bim, Insisted that he should leave the track, and permit the car to pase. Enraged at this, tbe driver of the truck descended from his seat, and without a mo ment's warning commenced a most cruel a.tault npon Snyder with a loaded whip handle, beating him abont tbe head with it until he was Insensible. lie then got upon his truck and drove off, since which time he has not been seen or heard of until yesterday ater noon, when he was arrested and taken before Justice Connolly, who committed him to await the results of Snyder's injuries. The unfor tunate truck-master was conveyed to his home, whete the very best of surgical aid was sum moned, but the physicians despair of saving his life. Where the car-driver and conductor were, or what they could have been doing to allow such an assault to ba committed, or to permit tbe wretch's escape, does not appear on the police record. X. Y. limes. FINANCE AND COMMERCE. Office of tbx Evening Teleoraph, I Saturday, January 6, 1807. f The Stock Market was Inactive this morning, but prices were steady. Government bonds were firmly held at an advance. July, 18f5, 6-209 sold at 103i104, no change. 108 was bid for 6s of 1881; 99j for KUOs: 1074 for old 6-20s; and 1043 1042 for June and August 7'30s. City loans were in lair demand: the new Issue sold at 99J(3&9J, an advance of 4; and old do. at 95954, an ad vance of i. Railroad shares were dull. Pennsylvania sold at 564, an advance of 4; Beading at 62j(jJ52, no change; Norriilown at 62, an advance oi ; and Lehigh Valley at 674, no chance: 130 was bid for Camden and Amboy; 37J for North Pennsylvania; 29 for Elmlra common; 40 for preiened do; 29$ tor Catawlssa preferred; 64 for Philadelphia and Baltimore: and 30 for rniiaueipuia ana E,rip. . City Passenger Railway shares were un changed. Second and Third sold at 90; 184 was bid for Thirteenth and Fifteenth; 604 for Chesnut and Walnut; 73 for West Philadelphia; 14 J for Hestonville; and 29 lor Green and Coatee. Bank shares were in good demand for invest-, mcnt, at full prices. Mechanics' sold at 3?; Farmers' and Mechanics' at 135; and First Na tional at 140. 151 was bid for Philadelphia; 66 for Commercial; 95 for Western ; 32 for Manu facturers'; 100 for Tradesmen's; 41 for Consolida tion; and 66 for Commonwealth. In Canal shares there wa very little move ment. Susquehanna Canal sold at 13. 22 wis bid for Schuylkill Navigation common; 334 for preieirerldo.; and 56 J for Delaware Division Quotations of Gold h)l A, 133f ; 11 A. M., I33j; 12 M., 1344; 1 P. M., 134. The Schuylkill Navigation CompanyTia-, declared a dividend of six per cent, on its pre ferred stock, payable in cash, clear of taxes, on the 25th instant; and also a dividend of six per cent, on the common stock, payable on the 1st of February next, clear of taxes, on the boat and car loan of 1864. The Spruce and Pine Streets Passenger Railway Company announces its usual divi dend of one dollar and fifty cents per share, clear of taxes, payable on and after the 14th Instant. -The Fifth and Sixth Streets Passenger Rail way Company announce a dividend of three per cent., clear of taxes, payable on tne 12th inst. Tbe Thirteenth and Fifteenth Streets Pas senger Railway Company will pay a dividend of one dollar per share, clear of taxes, on the 10th inttant. The Trustees of the American Life Insu rance and Trust Company aunounce a semi annual dividend of five per cent., payable, free ' ot taxes, on demand. Those of our friends who are Interested will be glad to lcern that Messrs. Jay Cooke & Co. announce by advertisement elsewhere, that they are now prepated to convert all Issues of United States 730 bonds into 5-20s. This exchange can now be effected with a profit to the holder, by acceptance of the 6-20 issues of January and July. It is better to make this exchange, too, as the new Issues are subject to the more recent and permanent regulations of the Treasury De partment, and are just as secure as an invest ment. PHILADELPHIA STOCK EXCHANGE SALES I0-DAI Keported by De Haven & Uro.,No.40 S. Third street BETWEEN BOAHDS. 100 eh Tteadiug Railroad 02$ flOOO 6-20s 66 cpJy. .ll8i 1U sb Mech Bnk 82 210 tli busq C scrip Its 2J 5 sb do . .stock la f two city ee new. ... 99 iooo aroo ftiooo 6J0 600 fHOO ft60U 1000 &oo do..,, new. 99 28 n Penna K..lots 68 40 sh Heading 62i 44 sh do...,,.,,. 62. lCOsn do bSO 62 8shFarM Bk..l8& 2 slilst Nat Ban. 140 do. ...new. 99 do.. new Its 99 do.... new. 99 ao munlo.. 99 do munio.. 99 do. ... new. 99; 10 sh Norrul'n A.. 62 100 sh Ocean Si lash 2d & 8d....lte 90 do. ...new o 99 do old 95 do old 96 i Messrs. De Haven & Third street, report the Brother, No. 40 South following rates of ex- change to-day at 1 P. M.: American gold, 133 (&134; Silver Js and 4s, 128; Compound Interest ixjves, rfuue. ieo, t; ao., July, i4, l&f; ao., August, 1864, 154; do., October, 1864, 144; do., December, 1864. 131; do., May, 1865, 11: do., August, 1805, 10; Jo., September, 1865, Oi; do., October, 1865, 9. ' F . Philadelphia Trade Report. Saturday, January 6. There is very little Clo veraeed earning forward, and tbe stoc is light, but fully ample for the domand. Small sales at 983 8 76 V 64 pounds for new. Timothy ranges from 53 26 to 13 76 t bush. Flaxseed is wanted by the orusbers at 2 908. In the absence of sales, we Quote No. 1 Quer citron Bark at 84 ? ton. There was no demand for Flour for exportation, and the home consumers purchase ouly enough to supply the wants of tbe local trade, bales ol 16 S 1700 bbls., lucludina superfine, at $8 a 8 76 1 extra, at 9igl0 60; Northwestern extra family, at all 6K 18 60: Pennsylvania and Ohio do. do., at $10,14 26 and faney brands at 14 76410, Booordim to quality. Rye Flour la selling in a small way at $7 25 per bbl. Nothing; doing in Corn Meal. There was a fair demand tor prime Delaware Wheat at lull prices, but other descriptions were almost nnsalable. We quote Pennsylvania red at ri 768-00. Rye ranges trout 1-201 85 bushel lor buutbern. Western, and Pennsylvania- Corn Is lo. V bushel higher, bales of UOOO bush, new yellow at 96o. Oats are steady at 67i-so. bushel. , , Whisky Nothing doing, and prices are Homing tCJ5T- SOWING AND BEAPlNG.-tKCrURB To-morrow ev.nlnir. Universal Cboesa. LOCUST rsu-eei.abov Thirteenth.