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PniLADELPniA, SATURDAY, JANUARY 5, 18C7.
VOL. VH.-So. 5.
DOUBLE SHEET-THREE CENTS.
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
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. ;
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.
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
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.
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
Helmbold's Drug and Chemical Warej
bouse, No. 594 BROADWAY,
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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
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
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
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
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
The Attempted Assassin of Mrs. Ward
Arrested In New York-He Admits hi
Oullt-Indla;na,tlon of th Newark
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
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
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. .
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
Vesteh) of every description are delayed in tbe
dilTerent port, and the coast fisheries works we
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.
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
Failure of the Emperor's "Quadruple
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.
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.
Tbe Parliament to Meet on the 19th of
Berlin, Jauuurj 4.-Keveral of the North fler
niuu Covernuieiitu have foraully concluded that
ratlfaBQf nt ehall meet on the 161b of February
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.
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
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
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.
Court of Uuarter Sessions Judge Peiree.
lha usual Saturday busineee was he lore this Court
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
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
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
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
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
-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
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
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
do..,, new. 99
28 n Penna K..lots 68
40 sh Heading 62i
44 sh do...,,.,,. 62.
lCOsn do bSO 62
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.
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