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MV'MNING r H H A ajLa VOL. YIII-No. 134. PHILADELPHIA, THURSDAY. DECEMBER t, 1867. DOUBLE SlIEET TIIREB CENTS. FIRST EDITION FROM EUROPE M STEAHEK. The Ixccutlon of the Fci.lans The Tor. tola Disaster OiUctal Account The French Empire, Etc. THE EXECUTION OF THE FENIANS. Allen. Larkln, and Oonld Hanged by Cal craft In ftlaucli t ster-fccsues In the City L.at tlomenti of the Convicts, From the fondon Shipping Qazclle, JVov. 23. The executlou of the Fenians took place at 8 o'clock this morning, at tbe New Bailey Prison, Balford, In Mancbtnter. The fog had became extremely dense, so as to muke the recognition of Allen, Lai kin, and Gould diaicult to any but those who were near tue ecatloid. ir they made any attempt to address the crowd, it was not oocrvable except by those i lore at band. The excitement was Intense, but no effort was made to create a disturbance. Cnlcralt was the executioner. StuUb, of Dud ley, was also In readiuess to asifit If necessary. It u mors were prevalent in the crowd that it wai determined to shoot the executioner. Nothing to corroborate these reports transpired. 1 he prisoners were executed simultaneously. The scaffold was enclosed in black cloth, so as to conceal all but the head and shoulders of the persons standing upon the drop. Tue arrange ments of the police were carried out admirably, and no disturbance ot any kind whs made. The police guarded the River Irwell. No boats were allowed to pass along or across the river. Bui-lnefs in the city was suspended and trafllc at a standstill. Till Procession to the Scaffold Appear ance of ttaa Alva. From the Pall Stall Gazette, Nov. Z& Evening. When the hour fixed for the execution had arrived, suddenly the words of military com mund were heard, and a company ot the Seventy Eecond Highlanders marched round the court boose, and took up a positiou in line at the toot of the staircase. Simultaneously small detach ments of the same iegiment ascended to the platform, and crouched there with their loadei rifles slightly projecting over tho prison wall. At almost the same moment the heads of a line of soldiers arwse above the parapet of the tail way viaduct. Aline of warders wat formed in the jail court. The sentries on duty ceased their walk; the magistrates and reporters stood aside, and a dead silence prevailed for a tew moments as a signal was given from the corner of the Round House. At three minutes past 8 o'clock the solemn voice ot a priest repeating the Litany of the Roman Catholic Church waa heard, and the bead of the procession became visible through the thick log, about thirty yards from the foot of the staircase. Ibe Key. C. Cantwell walVed first, by the side of Allen. The convict 'Was deadly pale; bis eyes wandered alternately from the priext to the individuals standing round. He walked with a tolerably steady step, and uttered the response, "Lord, have mercy npon us," in a arm voice. Next to him came Larkln, in whose appear ance confinement and anxiety of mind had wrought a etiiking change. He walked with difficulty, and required the suppoit of the war dens as he mounted the staircase. He seemed to join mechanically in the responses, and as he approached the head ot the stairs he save one ha?tv glance at the black beams overhead, and teemed aDout to laint. Gould wu the last, and he met his fate more firmly, Joining in the re sponses with a steady voice. About five minutes past 8 o'clock the door leading from the Jail yaid to the scaffold was opened, and the same instant almost every head in the crowd was uncovered. Allen was the first to appeal. He was deadly pale, and closely clasped a cruciflx. Oalcratt at once placed the white cap over his face and ad justed the rope. Meanwhile the convict con tinued engaged in prayer. . - Then tallowed Gould, who walked with a Arm step. On coming to the drop be shook hands with Allen and kissed his right cheek. He, too, was forthwith capped and placed in the noose. Larkln was the last to mount the scatfotd, which he did with firmness, and, lndeeJ, with a smile upon his face, and, like the others, he submitted unresistingly to the preliminaries. They all joined loudly and earnestly in the re sponses "Jesus, have mercy npon me; Jesus, receive my soul." When the bolt was drawn and the three bodies dropped, Allen was dead in about minute; but the death of his fellow criminals was more painful, both Larkin and Gould appearing to struggle some little time. All the three men showed symptoms of fear; Gould the least. The bodies were cat down at nine o'clock. Before tho Biccutlon. Manchester Corret. London Shipping Gazette. The- preparation within and around the prison are so complete that no attempt at rescue or violence is anticipated, The military force includes a detachment of the 67th Regiment, the 72d Iliffhlunders. aud 8th Hussars, in addi tion to roval artillery with two batteries of guns. The military are kept out of sight, but their presence i understood. Behind the prison wall riMia a temporary platform, upon which tne soldieis can mount in the event ot shots being fired. The top of the wall would give tnem nnmnfotn command of the crowd in front. heni.ipa nrovine a safe breastwork for the de fenders. All the firemen in the city are on duty, rrarts in turn out at a moment's notice. All the efforts of the authorities ot Manchester and the neighboring towns to Induce their Tiennle to stav awav from the scene of the exe rution were without effect. During the whole rt Tottpntnv morning a vaut cro wd of persons. apparently 0f all clasfes, was to be seen walking about among the barriers. It may be doubted whether (Saturday wat wisely chosen for the execution. It Is a day of which working men think less of making a holiday thau any other, a ria on Mrh thev more freauently Indulge in drink, and on which, therefore, disorder was Timfh run re to be exnecleJ than if the exe- cution had been on one of the earlier days of the week. Throughout vesierday. from all the districts around Manchester, a vast crowd was venrti-nir ii uoc thither. A considerable. thouah not Knpci.illv. noticeable proportion of these were Irish. Within a circuit of twelve miles it is estimated that there are not fewer than thirty thousand Irish residents. The crowd continued to augment till the even ng. At 10 o'clock lust night it presented the appearance of a huge, excited throng. Mny persons were heated with liquor, some with passion. Irishmen, and still more Irish women, were becoming still more conspicuous in the swaying mass. Seditious and violent language was heard. Threats were baudied about. Un doubted Fenians were present, walking about, ober, pale, and resolute-looking. Happily no yiolence was attempted. The troops took no their positions on the railway at tilU-past 9 The police cleared the barricaded streets at 8 o'clock, and only those persons who had pHB6es from the authorities were allowed to coin front of the prison. The removal of the crowd was effected very speedily, and with com paratively little disorder. Detectives mixed with the crowd, aud apprehended several per aeiis who were detected in picking pockets In rout of the scaffold. , . . , , , The special wmstablea nnwlore4 at theSauord Town Hall at 10 o'c'..k, and marched through New limley ftrvet. The spare tu front of tho Faltord To n Hull wis denely crowded, and the nproar was excessive unul miduighf.. The nignt was cold, and at niitlulght the crowi began to disoerre. A feorn or ti of ner-mn had now tukeu up Ibeir positions to wait till morning. As the small hours wore wearily on they WHtchcd. The prison has a gloomy exte rior: it is a sombre brick building. The encir cling wall is some forty feet hlph. The scaffold is bxed on the top of the wall, from which it projects eonie nve Icet. In the north part of the tail Is an enclosure. three hundred yards by two bunclrci, reserved lor mtantry and artillery. lei-teraay rattier (.add again visited tno prh oners, who recelftM his consolations la a very appreciative spirit, Gould maintained a very quiet demeanor, and supported his position with great fortitude. At half-past one yesterday aiternoon I. ar kin's mother, wlte, and ch lilreu visited him. His mother, previous to going to the cell, was very much exciteJ, and repeatedly exclaimed, while walking in the corridor of the prison, that her sou would rot be executed, and the rope was not spun which would hing Dim, Two of Larkln's sisters-in-law. who are Bald to have come lroui Dublin, presented themselves at the prison gate and requested to see him; b it as the unhappy man had expressed no special desire to see them, the authorities deemed it ad visable not to admit them. Allen's mother visited her son between 1 and 2 o'clock. Father Gadd had a conversation with the friends of the condemned men previous to their being al- mitted to the cells, and stated that the men were preparing themselves in a becoming manner to meet their doom. At a late hour, several women who were un derstood to be relatives of Allen and Larkin were observed in the prison lodge, evidently in a sta'e of great distress. The Rev. Father Gad t resumed bis attendance upon the convicts at 10 o'clock, accompanied by the Rev. Father Quick. it was arranged that wben tne men were pinioned and the procession iormed. the Lltanv. the Miserere Psalm, and the "Litany of Jesus" should be read, the last named being reserved lor tne Dual moment. Shore, who had apparently become resinned to meet the capital sentence, received the inti niutiou that a respite had been accorded him in a DC coming spirit. OFFICIAL NEWS FROM TORTDLA. The Island Not Submersed, but Many JUtves Loit. The following despatch from Sir A. Rumbold. President of Tortola, received by the Secretary for the Colonies in London, shows that that island was not submerged, as reported by the Havana cable, but that many lives were de stroyed by the recent hurricane: AOBtola, uct. 81. Mv Lord Duke: It is mv ruoi-t painful duty to acquaint your Grace that a terrific hurricane burst over these islauds yes terday. The storm lasted from 11 A. M. to 3 P. M., but the greatest force was from 12 to 2. In that brief space of time two-thirds of the miserable tenements of the -town were blown down; the jail is destroyed; the church, the hospital, pier, school-house, Wesleyan chapel, and poor-nouse. are also destroyed, and mv own dwelling unroofed and rendered untnhabi- taoie. "The loss of life cannot as vet be correctlv ..nuM.lnAj. T knn kv.nn;. -I A- I officially informed of above twelve deaths in the town, two at Peters Island, two at west eud, while I hear that a quantity of people are killed in other parts of the country, and scarcely a hut or habitation is left standing. All was bright and verdant, the withering blast has passed over it, and not a trult or other tree remains; tne works ot the lew remaining estates are all totally destroyed. "it is impossioie lor any pen to convey an accurate account of the appalling misery; there is not fifty pounds in the public chest, and the chief tax, the house tax ot the year, is just fall- ing oue, nuu oi course cuuuut ue uuueuieu. u ever any calamity appealed to public sympathy, I am confident this will awaken it, aud I trust your Grace will be able to point out some hope of relief, as we cannot levy any taxes from this impoverished community. "I bball send down to St. Thomas as soon as I can . get a boat to go, but all the sloops aud canoes belonging to the place are either de stroyed or very much damaged, and I do not know how soon I may be able to do so, and I trust from charity and other sources we may be ' able to obtain some flour and corn meal. Mean while, starvation, or very like it, appears to be impending, for nearly all the small store of flour in the town was damaged by the tremendous sea which swept In and carried away houses and Individuals. "I forgot to add that the doctor's house is destroyed, the clergyman's very much damaged, and I and my family are compelled to take refuge in the publio offices, where the paupers and police are also sheltered. 1 have, etc., "Arthur Rumbold. " "P. 8. The deaths In Road Town amount to twenty-two, one-twentieth of the population." THE FRENCH EMPIRE. Summary of tbo Official Blue Book. The official Blue Book, containing the expose of the a flairs of the French Empire since the last session, was distributed November 22 to tho members ot the Chambers. The following is a summary of its content : "The Government cjngratulates the country upon the execution ot the Treaty of London relatiuir to Luxembourg. This arrangement paves the way ior the reconstruction of the Kuropean balance ot power npon the only true basis tor the maintenance of peace. "The revolutionary party in Italy perceived with uneasiness that the September Convention bore fruit in the settlement of sundry questions which improved the relations of Italy and the Holy See, and held forth the prospect of tha task of gradual appeasement which time alone could tender fertile. "So far back as January last we notified to the Italian Government that preparations were being made upon the Roman frontier, and at the period when Ibe Rattazzl Ministry came into power we redoubled our warnings. We re ceived positive assurauces. but regret that we did not see preventive measures adopted against the avowed organizers of invasion. Military measures were taken upon the irontiers, but they were insufficient; and the Cabinet of Florence announced that it believed the entry of its troops into the Pontifical territory would be necessary in order to restore order. We were obliged to warn Italy that we fchould be in etantlv compelled to intervene." The Blue Book then reviews the history of Garibaldi's eectre, and his entrance Into the fontihcal States, and continues ill us: "The dausers of anarchical attempts brought about in the meantime the advent to power of men distinguished lor patriotism aud firmness. Thev believed it necessary to occupy 6ome fiolnts npon tne extreme nouiuo irooucr, dui earning the flight of Garibaldi they revoked, with laudable spontaneity, the orders it had tv htphlv to di&anorove. "The Emperor's Government has suspended the departure of a third division, and orders have pven been issued to concentrate the expe riiiinnarv poms noon Civlta Wccbla. As culm has been re-established in the Papal States, we ... ohio mrirnn iinon the sneedv return home of our troops. We have called the attention of the powers to the situation of Italy aud the Pon tlflcnl KatP." The Blue Book hopes that notable changes are nnnn tha eva r.t beina efiected in Turkey in eco nomical and administrative order. It admits that improvements have been carried out, and alludes to the food effect of the concessions the forte was advloed to make wun regara 10 iwu mauls and ttervla. The Blue Book adds: "Oar efforts have unfortunately not been crowned with as complete surcem in the nego tiations as to Crete. In accord with the Cabinets ot Berlin, Vienna, St. Petersbure, and Florence, we have asked that the popula.ioos should bo coosulteo, but these suggestions have not been received. The resistance of the Cretans con tinuing, Ibe four courts presented a col lect.ive note, which England did not decline to recommend semiofficially should be taken into consideration: but the Sultan, subordinating the measures advised to preliminary conditions, replied by a distinct refusal, lu lace of this attitude nothing remained but to release ourselves from responsi bility, aud to resume our liberty of appreciating the future. This was the object of the declara tion presented by the four powers at the close ot October. We shall, however, do nothing to impede the efforts of Turkey, and we shall even hope she may succeed in restoring tranquillity to Crete by the onrse she has adopted." The relations of France with the Unite 1 States have resumed their accustomed cordial character. GRANT FOR PRESIDENT. Mass Meeting at tho Coopor Institute, Now York General Grant tho Candl data of tho Loyal Union People of New York Speeches by A. X. Stewart and General Sickles. From the JV. Y. Timet. Seldom has the Cooper Institute been filled with a larger audience, or one better represent ing the various classes of our population, than tho one assembled there last night. A good number of ladies were present. The hall was tastefully decotated for the occasion with tne Stars and Stripes and the flags of the leading nations of the earth. Suspended at the rear of the platform was a lite-size portrait of General Grant, while in front of the speakers' dek a plaster cast of the hero represented him silting at bis eate in h's chair smoking the inevitable cigar. Among the mottoes inscribed on the walls were, t."The Constitution it lives for ever;" 'The Union it must and will be pre served," etc. ' The following, among other prominent citi zens, occupied seats upon the platform: Peter Cooper, A. T. Stewart, William E. Dodge, Moses H. Giinnell, Marshall O. Roberts, Mnthorne Tompkins, E. B. Clatlin, E. R. Jaffray, Dr. Mar tin Paine, Judcrc Slo'son, Judge Bonuev, Judge Hilton, 11. H. Rice, 9. B. ChittendenWilliam Libbey. Rufus F. Andrews, Superintendent Kennedy, General William Hudson Lawrence, Hon.'E. C. Benedict, General Daniel E. Sickles, General Cochrane, K. Caylus, Colonel Ethan Allen, Hon. Lyman Tremaln, Waldo Hutchins, and Governor Ward, of New Jersey. 'ine meeting was cmied to order at 815 o'clock, by Hon. William E. Dodge, who ex pressed nu gratiacation at seeing the large nail crowded a quarter of an hour before the time appointed for the meeting. They had come together, he said, to give their sponta neous approval of the nomination of General urant lor tne residency. . (Applause.) He hid the pleasure of nominating for presiding officer of the meeting, Mr. Alexander T. Stewart. (Applause.) The nomination was unanimously endorsed, and Mr. Stewart, on taking the stand, spoke as follows: X. STEWART'S SPEECH. I thank rou. fellow-cltlzens. Ibr the honor of belne appointed to preside over this treat meolloif, repre senting the Industrial. comtnerciRl, and monetary In-' tereeui ol this meiropolln. Tne situation or the ooun- : try calls lor a culef magistrate ot wisdom, tlroiueaa, virtue, and experience, and these are posneexed in an : eminent deree by the (treat chieftain, and now din-, tiiiKUisbedstateuian.tieoeral Grant. (Qreat cheering.) We bave assembled here to-night to aid his election, not with any party or mercenary objects, but solely to ' promote the substantial interests of the whole Unioo. j ne country uuw rvquirva vuo iiuuinuiuva anti wine - adjustment of its disturbed social and political rela tions. In the performance ot whatever duties may devolve on the President In this matter, all must feel, as well at the Houtb as the North, that if elected to this high ollice, all Ibe rdagnaulmtty that Is compati ble with safely will be shown by General Uraut. His solid and great qualities assure ns that he Is equally tilted lor peace as ior war, ana mat under lils ad ministration the purposes of the war will be accom- pushed In securing this great connected country lor a united, tree, prosperous, and happy people. At the close of Mr. Stewart's remarks General Cochrane read a list of Vice-Presidents and Secretaries, comprising the names of William B. Astor, Hamilton Fi.h, F. B. Cutting, George Griswolo. Mose Taylor. John Jacob Astor. Jr.. A. A. Low, Le Grand B. Cannor, aud three bun-' area otners. Ex-Judge Hilton then read the following reso lulions: ., .. . . , Resolved. That the American oeoDte bave averbaan I true to tne instincts ot patriotism in maintaining tne ( rights and bonor of the nation; aud that acauow- I ltdgment or dlsiluguisued services In the natioual cuube cannot fail to be regaided as a grateful duty by a Iree and intelligent people. jieMwa. i nat tne nriiuani services rendered by General Ulysses B. Grant, at a period or Imminent peril to the existence ot the American Union, have shed Imperishable renown on the American name and character, anu can never oe forgotten oy a people alive to the blessings of Institutions under whose benign Influence they have beoome a free and uulted nation. Jxfsolvea, l nai in tne jungracui ur iius meetinr, re presenting all the greal interests of national Industry, the publio sentiment ot the country onmisialcaoiy in dicates lis choice tor the oflice of Chief Magistrate; aud that In accordance therewith, and relying with perfect confidence on the sagacity. Judgment, per sistent energy aud unfaltering pairioilom. so strik ingly displayed mrouguout nis wnoie oivii ana mili tary career, we present General Ulysses S. Grant as ilia ruLtitllrlaLe of the loval Union Deuola of New Ytirlr for the ollice of President of the United Htates. JiVo(txtl,That the President of this meeting bai au thority to appoint Iweutv four citizens, who, with himself, shall forma HlanrJlngCommllten, with power to lake measures to euectuate tne oojecta anu pur poses of this meeting. GENERAL SICKLES' SPEECH. TVllnw-rttl'ens: The events of the Revolutionary W ar. as has beeu truly said to you to ulb'iit. developed the character and brought torward the illustrious statesmen whose destiny it was to establish and ad- mlulBier. for tueeiKUi years or oar uauuimi exist ence the aUalrs of our Inlaut Kepublic. He waa com mended to the American people not by party plat forms, not by political iuilors-uieul but by his prlu cipies sod bis character, and bts deeds in the service of the nation. And now, after long years of civil con flict, we have seen mat tue events oi toe late war not only brought forward the soldier wbo should suc cessfully lead our soldiers to victory, but the heart of the Dai Ion feels that In that same soldier we bave the first citizen of the republic beat fitted to lead us to a happy dfstlny In times of pesoe. (Applauie.) Tneie are those who comp aln and object that beta a silent man that tie has not announced to the coun tr) his platform. a d that no responsible polit clans come forward us his vouchers to the people, But the ptople see, and feel, aud know thatGeueralGrant has a piaitoiw good enough for them In his history and In bis acts. (Applause.) But we are uol llt to any mere Infer, sees as to General Grant's opinions on publio aflalrs. Un all proper occaslous when a military olllcer as he has beeu aud now Is, aud as an executive otlioer, as he also Is now In part on all occasions when it has bten proper lor him as a soldier or as a civilian, to communicate his opiulous to bis superior otlioer, or to the public, he has done so with all the frankness of a soldier, with all the candor of a mn, and with ah the wisdom ola statesman. (Applause.) Go back with me for proof of ttls to the close of the war Im mediately alter Lee and the Heoel army bad surren dered to Grant's victorious banner. General Wraut was sent by bis xcelleuoy, Ibe President, to the Bouibern Slates upou a tour of observation. He performed that task, and comoiunlcat d In his report to the President a view of the situation In the ltebel mates, and a series of susgesiions with refer ence to the line of polloy to be pucaued towards theua, which I sllirm al our subsequent experience has proved to bave been wise aa I claim lliy were In their cosier upon a statement at the outset frankly spoken anu courageously malutaiued. (Applause.) Hut unfortunately, gentlemen, the executive Hue of policy that waa subsequently pursued made it Impos sible to carry out tne wise aud statesmanlike recom mendations of the Gceral In t hief Unhappily for the country the Executive policy pointed Irresistibly and luevllably to a collision wltb the rights of the people. (Applause.) I need uot say to you or to aoy American clt.iiM.n all have that - practical common sense which gives them a better iusigbt Into public sflatrs than some bf the profounder pro fessors of Stale craft can exercise I need not say to you that It waa utterly Impoealble to brlug to a solu , tloii the difficult problems which this war brought n mm us when the great deuarlmeuls of tbeGoferu- meat executive, legislative, aud Judicial were at war with each other, k'roin such a conflict peace to the land was ImpoaMible, The plan of settlement that was Initialed, known aa the President's policy, was In. tlilato restore what remained of the Rebels la the Heoel Mates lo power. (Applauae.) That was justly deemed by the people wbo put dowa the Uebel lmt criminal Waste VI the aacrUhaa of ta M, General Grant dissented from that oollcr. (Lud Cheer i VVh'le Genernl Grant. In common with tho Brant mniBolthe srtny who followed him, dlsrnlitel all aspei ill's and hatreds, and calmed down all pmIoii, when tho Heoel army surrendered, wblle they w -re IIIIiik lo second him in oilerlns honorable terms lo a brave foe, they were not willing, and, II (know hem. never w II be willing to abandon the loval whiles, or any loyal people in the (South, to thetuei- clcs of the men who Inaugurated the R belli in. Great cheering,) A nd In this matter General Grant's opinions are Juil as well known to any olllcer who has served under htm, and has listened to his Instructions and nssnaa ine opportunity oi executing hlinrurM, as are the views ot any platform maker In the United HtMea. (Cheers.) To proceed. Conrres. fresh from the nennla. elanted bv ibe free, unrestrained ballots of tne loval ntM claimed to bave, as tbey rightly bad by the !onstlia- lon or our miner, tne risnt to presenile tne term on which the Rebel mates which had renounced ih.lr allegiance, should be again recognised In their seats Id the Senate and House, and the termi on which they should he permltfd to participate In the affaire of the Republic. Oongrets, I ny, after mature deliberation, embodies their lodg ment In what Is known as the Constitutional Amendment, originally lntrodnced by Senator Howard. That proposition or peace and amity and settlement was tendered lo tho Houih by the vote of two-thirds ot the Representatives of ibe people. It was rail 11 d oy inree-iuuri lis ot the loyal mates wiat put down ine Rbelllon. It waa rejected by the Houtb, and tbey rue it now and rt tient it. But so It was: It w re jected. It w a denounced by the Kxectitlve and his uaoinei: nnt it wai saateineu, recommended, and In dorsed by Grant. (L,i ud cheering.) Rut 1 say to you here to-nltfht words ba ed npon many opportunities for observation at tbe Houtb that if the Executive had aided by his Influence and sustained by bis power that proposition of peace and amity the stiiement thus made by Congress we would bave had peace and tranquillity at the present time. (Cheers.) It was not la the ower of the Kxecutive lo defeat the Constitutional amendment la Oongrees or In tbe loyal Hates: but It did prove to be In his power to firevent a single Rebel Htate from accepting It, But t was perfectly well known lo all In Washington. and to all who bad tbe opportunity at any time to snow uenerai urani's sentiments wnea that amend ment waa pending, not only that be earnestly and frankly advised the Southern Hiates to accept It, but inat ail tne weigntor nis inuuence was earnestly and repeatedly exercised with the Kxectitlve to Induce blm to forbear bis fatal opposition to that measure of peace. (Applause.) Rut. to conclude. a commending Ml do General Grant to your couddence and affection, I do so not because he Isatr; merln oolitic: not that he is a craven who would conceal hit opinions; not that be is a man who would nut on the gown or numlllty and solicit your sweet voices no, like another Corlolauus lie wonia ssr: "Better to die, better to serve -Than crsve tbe hire I do deserve. . Rather tnan fool it so, Let tbe high office and tne bonor go To one who would do thus." No. hfl Is commended lo vou. btcsuse. of all mn living, be Is the truest embodiment of the great loyal millions who nut down the Rebellion because they loved the Union, and who desire peace dot because they pray for its perpetuity. General Kickles concluded amid load and long-continued, applause. From Fortress Monroe. Fortrkss Monroe. .Deo. 8. The Are at Pjrts- mouth. Va,, on Saturday evening, broke out lu the grocery store of H. G. Brlnkley, at the corner of Crawford and King streets. It originated by a colored man drawing kerosene oil Irom a barrel, and accidentally letting a candle fall oa tbe floor, Iguttiog some oil, which set the whole store Inflames. The f ire .Department ot Porumoulb and jNortoia- were promptly on the soot and rendered very elUcieut service, assisted by tbe steamer Torrent, from the Gosport Navy Yard. If tbey bad not been on band so promptly, the loss of property would bave been very great. Mr. Brlnkley's loss Is estimated at 1hkh. Insured for tlooo. The building wa owned by Mr. J. M. Blnford. ana was valned at SMKW. Insured in the Virginia Mutual Insurance Company, and is a total loss. Tbe adjoining bouse, owned by Mrs. D. 8. Vfst, also entirely destroyed. It was valued at (5000, and Insured lu the Virginia Mutual. The steamer Louisiana, ol the Baltimore and Korlolk line white backing Into her wharf at Ports mouth, on Saturday evening last, ran Into the wharf, breaaiDg btr rudder and engniiy aura aging ner npper wood work. She was towed to Norfolk, and Is n w repairing. It la understood hat she will be ready to resume her regular Irips.lo Baltimore on v eouesuay evening. The steamer Lady of the Lake, which eons from CrlsUeld. Maryland, to Norfolk, and Is due here, at jz &l. dally, did not arrive yesteruayunniiir.il. I learned from Captain Ingram, tbe courteous com mander, that on tsatoruay evening, as she wsi com In, into the harbor at Crfsnelci sue ran aground about hair a mile out and could not be got oft that night. Tue passengers were landed in small boats, wblle the cargo, which consisted cbleflv of cotton and oysters, had to be ll.hte-ed to tbe shore. Tbe vessel did not finally get off until 4 P. M. yesterday, wben she Immediately left lor Norfolk, lo be on regu lar time to-day. A large and enthusiastic meeting ef the conserva tive element t f the city oi Norfolk waa held last evening at tbe City Hall, for the purpose, as they ex presses it, or forming a w nue aiau s party ana adopt ing a platform therefor. C. W. Newton. Jsa.. waa called to the chair, who lu a few pertinent remarks slated the object of the meeting, and concluded by In troducing ex Governor vance, or JNoriu Carolina, who made a t rclnle speech oa the situation ot affairs In Virginia and the Carolina. He wai verysevereon the radios 1 orators wbo bave been stumping the South for political purposes, and charged them with eogn: dering hatred between tbe black and white races. He elostd bis remarks with a stirring appeal to the white men ol Norfolk to unite as one man noon tbe White -Man's platform. Some remarks were made by Colo nel iiiuioo ana otners, wnea a piaiiorm waa adopted, ar u a nuoiDer oi ueiegatea were cuoseu iront tne Ulf leient Wards to tbe Convention. Company A. 3d Uulted Ulaiea Artillery. 60 strong. under command of Major Hblnn, arrived here this morning from Fort Independence. Boston Harbor, on Ibe steamer George Appold, and have taken up tbelr qnarters Inside the Fort. They are the seoood com pany of the new command which has yet arrived, and are a One looking body of men. The otBcers are Major Shlnn, oommnaiog; first lieutenant John L, I ur II! ku iujukwuu ijivuitubui ruiitw, rT ! n l.rtTA Irn'n R I...M m m 1 1 1 c, PivninntlM aFTiIvihI. 1 1 . which has been loading with cotton, corn, and naval stores, In Norfolk, for the past few days, saile i this aneruoon ior Liverpool uirecb. Due is aa Immense vessel, and is loaded to ber full caDacltv wIli, ti,a staple products of the South. captain Ransom, or tne nng ucean Hanger, from Rio, reports the barque Lookout, and brigs Virginia, liale. and Henrietta, having sailed lor this non several days before be left. They bave not yet ar rived here. There la a brig coming up from the Capes now, sopposea to De tne uaie. The revenue cutter Antletam. Captain Thomas. commanding, from Baltimore, for Galveston, Texas, sailed tnls morning for her destination. She is a schooner of some three hundreds tons, and Is to be stationed on the Texas coast. The brig Niagara. Captain Cnrry, from Baltimore, Ibr Port bpaiu. sailed this morning. Tbe brig Ocean Ranger, Captain Ramsom from Rio with a cargo of onftee, lor orders, sails in the morn lug for Baltimore, where she baa been ordered by ber eouslgueea. i FINANCE AND COMMERCE. Offics of the Kvenino Teloeaph, Thursday, Dec 6, lt)7. The tone adopted in Congress since the com mencement of its cession has been calculated to i eassure the doubting in regard to the Inviola bility or the national oeot, ana ns naa a per ceptible eflect in the discussion of the proba bilities of repudiation, either in tact or name. Tbe feeling is so strong and decided against any attempt at such a step, that those who thought they could earn popularity by favoring it have learea to give expression to tnoir views. If Congress really wants to benellt the nation, let it drop reconstruction ana lmpeaenment, ana get to work at the finances. There are great questions to be settled, questions which require not mere momentary attention, but elaborate discussion and duep study. Debates on them cannot lail to do good, while tho buncombe f-peecbes on politics are but a waste of time, and tend to dltgust the people. It is essential that daring tbe present session the future policy of tne finances be cieanvaennea ana aereoa npon. better debate It now than wben the ses.il on lengthens out, and tho hot days of August are al hand. Besides, If the subject is delayed, we will find ourselves in the midbt of a great political con test, which will monopolize all our energies aud rlirrct kII llioicht Irom sjiv other sumect. un less, therefore! the Question is met. now and fettled, it will be hurried by, as was the tariff during last Congres. and the most important sublect pofsible be slighted and tinkered with; to tbe in flint e iulury ot the national creaiu i - There U a story current that certain gentle men, lately handled without gloves in a lampoou cnHllnH "Ttin Mnnloil "haca traced the author. and intend to prosecute a stilt lor alleged libel. If the story is trne, some developments may be eipeoted. We give it without vouching lor its trutn. 1 ' Beference was made In one of the morning f apers to-day to the reported failure of . A. 'acker A Co., ot New York. We are authorised t ute Uat Ut report ia laeorrect, xu iu are that a membfT of the firm became Individu ally einbarias'ed, and was compelled to with draw Irom it. The firm is in no difficulty what ever, Bnd they continue the business as usual, with Mr. Q. it. Ltndctman, of JUauch Cnunk, aiid Charles U. tkcer ai partners. Much sym pathy is eiprtssod In business, circles for Mr. E. A. l'acker, in his misfortune, as he has bjou loag and lavorably known In the coal trade. Tbere was more disposition to operate In stocks this it orning, but prices were weak and tuipcttled. In Government loans there was very little movement. 101 was bid for 10-40s ; 1121 fores ot 1081: J04J ior June 7'30 s; 107 J tor '02 6 20s; 104 1 for '64 5-20s: 106 for 'G5 6-20; and If 7 for July 'C6 6-20s. City loans were la fair demand; the new iuoso!d at 99, an advance oi i, sod old do. at 95, no change. kanroad shares, as we bave noticed for some time past, continue the most active on the list. Philadelphia and Erie sold largely at 2828i, a decline of k on. the closing price last evening; Reading at 47l47i, a decllue of j; Pennsyl vania Railroad at 49i, no change; Minehill at 67, no cbinee; Lehigh Valley at 61, no change, and Little Schuylkill at 25, no change; l'23i was bid ior Camden and Amboy; 32 for North Pennsyl vania; S3j for Catawissa preferred, and 42 J for Northern Central. Bank Bbares were firmly hold at full prices. Mechanics' fold at 30; 102 was bid for Seventh National: 231 for North America; 123 lor Far mers' and Mechanics': 62J for Coramercia': 110 for Tradesmen's; 70 for City; and 40 for Con solidation. Canal shares were dull. 13 was bid for Schuvl Navieation common; 22 for preferred do.; 11 for Bueqnehauna Canal; and 60 for Delaware Division. Onotatlons of Gold 10 A. !., 137 J; 11 A. M, 137i:12M.. 137J; IP. M..137. rUILADELPIllA STOCK EXCHANGE SALES TO-DAY Beported. by Dehaven A Sro., No. 40 8. Third street BEFOKE BOARDS. 100 eh Bead -..... 30. IT'il FIRST BOARD. Mo TJ 8 T-sns-Jy. lot S-:uoii W A rank 7s.. 77? rttooLehlgb Ss'M.ls. 81 iloiio C A Am rat 8s,'S MM City . N...rtp. 941s 1000 do. New 9J) rSOoO ' do.0..cAp.. 93 Ml sh Phil A 2H 200 sb Read R. bso.47' HO 100 de. . b WL47'8 do...., ban. 47 'i ...UCO. 477j 47-81 no 600 100 800 400 100 100 100 100 ' 100 300 100 do. do. do... btio. do.... Is. J4n. ' 47 ,47-69 do.....ls.47 I (10 do...., btto, ZfH .. Is. SHJi .R.'iO. M Ji ,K(I0 SH'i h0. in 14 b0. 28 do 47 H do..ls..sl5. 47 do..30wn 47 i do....slO. 47 do 67 S do..ls 47'; do .... sSdL 47' 200 100 HO 100 HO 100 UK) 8(0 100 HO 1C0 doM do. do... do.-... do, do s do..., do.. do do..., do.... C .M0. 28 H ,..b tHhi .810. 28U 10 sn Minehiu h. 67 S3 sh Leb V R Is. 61 20 sh I. Sch K.....s6 U 6 sh Mech Bk. ........ 80 ; 25 da 80 1 41 sh Penna B....... 49X 3S do. Is. vjX SOd. 28 20 sb. Cbes & Wal. 4A 45 10 do, Messrs. Ire Haven ft Brother. No. 40 Booth Third street, report the following rates of ex change to-day at 1 P. M.: U. B. 6s of 1881, 112, 112; do. ira, iU7j(0)iU7; ao., 186-4, imm 1041; do., 1865, 105105j; do., 1865, new, 10703 107i: do.. 1867. new. 107J107i; do. 6s, 10-408, 101J101j; do. 7-309, Jane, 1044104j; do., July, 104j104; Compound Interest Notes, June, 1864, 119-40; do., July, 1964, 119-40; 00. AURUSl, 1KW4, iww, ao., wiuuer, too, 119-406220: do. December, 1864, 119119i; do., May. 1866, 1171174; do., August, 1865, 116, 116; do.. September, 1866, U5jU5i; do., October, 1865, 115115J. Gold, , 137i137. Silver. 13li133. Mecers. wuiiam rainter or, uo., Dangers, No. 86 8. Third street, report the following rates of exchange to-day at 11 o'clock : Gold, utmiijif. U. B. vB, 1001, 112,Oill4i; U. O. O-20S, lfc6Ii. 107107I; dO.,1864, 1048(1041; do., 1865, 106J2106I: do. July, 1865, 107107i; do. July, 1867, 1074r3107i; 6s, 10-40s, 1011l0lf: U. 8. 7-308, 2d series, 1044O104 J; 8d series, 1041 J t'4 if ; compound interest Notes, December. 1R64. 119,; May, 1865. 1174: : August, 1865, 116J; Sep tember, 1865, 1151; October, 1866, 115J. Messrs. Jay Cooke ft Co. ouota novum. ment secuilties, etc., as follows: U. S. 6s of 1881, 112ill24; old 6-20s, 107J107I; new 6-20s. 18C4. 104104i; do., 1865, 105j((41051; do.. Julv 1071J71; do., 1867, 107i107i; 10-408, 101 inifi ( oub, June, iuiy4iiuij; ao., July, 104J 104.1. uoia, mi (ojiiw Philadelphia Trade Report. Thursday. Deo. 6. There is a little more firmness in the Flour Market, and the demand for home consumption has somewhat Im proved, but tbey do not allow tbelr purchases to exceed present necessities. Sales of 800 bar rels, including superfine,' at S7-608-25; extra at t8 600-26; Northwestern extra family at fl)-76l0'75. 60b barrels sold at the latter rate. Pennsylvania and Ohio do. do. at $1075(?Jl2-25, and fancy brands at $12 -75 14, according to quality, llye Flour la steady at S8 509. 200 barrels Brandy wine Corn Meal sold oa secret terms. Tne demand for prime Wheat is firm at former rates, but common grades are neglected. Sales of 2000 bushels fair aud prime red at S2 80 (&2 60. and 600 bushels common white at $2-63. Kye la selling at $170 173 for Pennsylvania. Corn is less active, but prloes are unouanged. Sales of 1000 bushels old yellow at $1-40(1-43, and 1000 bushelB old Western mixed at (1-81. Oats are quiet, with sales of Southern at 60(j8o., and Pennsylvania at 7075o. Nothing doing In Barley Malt. 4000 bushels New York Barley sold at Sl tiO. Seeds Oloverseed is unchanged. Sales of 200 bosbela at $7-254.7-75. 100 bushels Timothy sold v vu, wuu .v.. ui 4. i4nwu III a A OV, Whisky Is without Improvement. - UTEST SWPP1HG IBTELLICEKCE. For additional Aforins Newt tee Seventh Page. PORT OX FUILAJJlOHXA. DECfiilBEK S. STATS OF rHlXSOMITIS AT TRBJ BVJUXIMS Tr.ftw Ram orrwm. TA4 Kmniwi-UlU A. M..w..w..a(l t, sf .., 1 1 a? CLEARED Tllia HORNINS. Barque Horace bvudder, Uould, Marseilles, J. E. Bas- lej is w, Brig 1. C. Tork, York, Portland, Day, Haddell A Oo. bchr t. P. M. Xasker, Allen, Porbtmoutli, Uovey.Bullt- Bchr i-dwln. Llttlefleld, Pawtacket, . a Bcott A Son bebr J. I. WorUilugwn, Terry, Dishtou, luiamel a Hunter, Bcbr Clyde. Gage, Boston. Keppller A Bro. bchr J. 11. Cuutilnghain, Itoalh, Norwich, Van Dusen, Locli roan A Co. Bchr Mary J. Adams, Billings, Boston, E. A. Bouder Schr Trace, Ireland, MlUvllle, E. B. Bulkier. hl'r Diamond Blale, Boblnson, Baltimore. J. H. RnnfT, bl'r MUlvlUe. Kouear. MillvlUe. Whltil,Ttuin A Co, ARRIVED THIS MORHrNQ. Brig Jails F. Camejr, Carney, from bwan Island 4th hit., via Hampton Hoads, wlib (nano to Merchant A Co. Vett brig 8. Bishop and J. 8. A I O. Adams, for Hampton Hoada, for orders. hchr Ciar, Hamruoud, Irom Bangor, with lumber to 8. B Bailey A Won. m Bchr H. P. M. Taaker. Allen, from Boston, hebr T. J- Worlhtnton, Terry, from balem. Bteamer W.Vvhllldin, Klggaua, from Ballluiore, with rudse. lo J. D. lluufl. norrerpondrnf ot the Philadelphia Xsehano. Law . Del., Deo. S f. M.. The following vessels for Philadelphia, arrived at ibe Capes to-day: bulim Burmab aud John Clark, Irom Liverpool; barques K. Vouns. from New York: Itestless, frem Demarara; bria Komalne. from Old Ilartx.r. J a.; and sohr Mellle blarrVf roiu Uavaua. Wind W.N W, biarr, irom xx JOHKPH LAFKTRA. Tbt Tri.xwaiPH.1 Niw York, Deo. S. Arrived, steamship United Klnsdom, Irom Ulaegow. MEMOKANDA. Ftea-osblp Whirlwind, (ier, beuoe, at Provldenc Id lust. Barque Bertha, Rlcbman, fur Philadelphia, cl'r1 ai ioouoD uu uiv. Barque Clara, Morgan. hence, at Bllboa 1 Ki.ru ue Maximilian, Jlaitiold. henoe fu-Antwerp " ' n a. .1 udui b a xiiiijiib , r, was ashore at Flushlu 4th Inst., and t -S luttred ) she will be a iota! loss. Bhe registered Sir ruu., built at 4ordan river in mm. ana balled Itor """,uulu! ler cargo onnnisled of S6,17 gallop' "ed petroleum. .ui,tA.i S-A, ty7U. Bcnr Lucia B, Ives, BowdlUi hence, at Providence d Inst. ... . ! bchrs Boston and D. A.wlcks,hsnes tor Providence, at Mew York yeaierdav . . . I tichrs J. O. BaiMVM-r- Pathway, sod A. Haley, bene tut iiotlon, sailed fr-uo Holmes' Dole Sd lnt. , .. 1 rhr 1M, XL. biaaer, '1 hasher, beuoe, at Dlshloa it arlA Rosaaa. from Bostoa lot PbilAdlhlSi M Asw.Yt'k - SECOND EDITION FROM WASHINGTON TO-DAY. The Impeachment Debate Important Financial Measures Feeling of the House and Senate on Contraction, Etc. SPECIAL DHSrATCHKH TO THE EVENING TKLEOBAPH. Washinqton, Dec. 6. Tbe AnU.Coatractlos.lsU. The House Finance Committee, it Is expected, will report a bill to prevent the oont ractlon of four millions monthly now going on, as a majority are believed to be favorable to this proposition, aDd such a bill, it is thought, may pass tbe House, as the opponents of contraction are believed to be in a majority; but there is no probability of its passing the Senate. Bona tor FcssendcD, chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, is a strong supporter ot Secretary McCulloch's views on this subject, and tbe influence of the Committee will there fore be against any change, and their action will govern the Senate. ' Trie Impeacbment Debate. Ihe discussion in the House npon Impeach- mcnt will be reached to-day. The Interest In this matter Is increasing, and great disappoint" ment was felt yesterday by the large audience In the House on account of its not coming up. The impcachers are becoming more confident, and openly declare that it the subject is fully discussed, it will draw the line distinctly be tween tbe two great parties, and the Republi cans will be compelled to vote for it as a party measure. .. The Republican opponents of impeachment will now make use of every parliamentary strategy to limit debate and lay tbe whole sub. ject on the table, but the impeach iog side folly understand this, and are determined to coun teract It and prolong debate, which they think will embitter the two great parties and result in tbe adoption of the articles of impeachment. The bombastic tone of the President's Message has also apparently strengthened the Impeach ing party, but it is extremely doubtful whether impeachment will pass the House. The Democrats seem to be as anxious to hare the question debated as tho extreme radicals are, as many of the former have prepared long speeches ior buncombe, which they want an opportunity to deliver. FROM EUROPE BY CABLE. . Hoon Report of Markets, , Loxdow, Deo. 5 Noon.-Consols for money, 0:t4, ex-dlvldend; United States Flve-twenUea. tl; Erie, 8; Illinois Central, 9014. - ' LivKKi-ooL. Dec. 6 Noon. -Cotton steady; the sales are estimated at 10,000 bales; prloea are ODAltered BreadHufTg are quiet; Corn, 47s. 9d. for mixed Western; Wheat, Ids. for white California, and 138. Id. for Ma 2 Milwaukee red; Barley, 6a. ad. for American; Oats, 3s. 110. for American: Peas. 48s. 6d. for Canadian. ' 4 Provisions Beef. 112s. W. for winter cured extra prime Mess; Pork, Too. for prime Eastern Mess; Iard, 4s. 6d. for fine American; Cheese, 52s- for fine; Uaoon, 43s. for Cumberland cut. . . Produce Rosin, 7s. 3d. for common Wilming ton; and lis. for pale; Tallow, 44s. for American: Spirits Turpentine, 27s. 8d.i Petroleum, Us. gallon for Bplnts; and Is. 3d. for refined- Clover seed, 80s. for No. 1 American red. - ( j ' Wreck of an. American Barest. XilVKRPooiW Deo. 5. The barque Humboldt Captain Oerdes.from Baltimore, Oct. 25, with a cargo of tobacco, has been wrecked off the coast of Holland. Nu further particulars. ,,. Doiler Explosion and Fire. t Fall Bron. Dec. 6 The mala building of the Globe Print Works, in this city, was de stroyed by fire at half-past 6 o'clock this mora lug. It contained sixty printing machines and a large quantity of printed goods unaaished. The fire was caused by the . explosion of the 6team boiler. The boiler house was entirely demolished, and the boiler thrown a distance of 200 yards. Auother boiler was driven through the wall' of the main buildina-, which was of stone, and two lcet thick, makinsc a breach of forty feet wide, and the entire height of the building. Two or three other boilers were blown into the air, and descending on tbe roof of the dye house, . smashed It in complelely. Scarcely had the explosion occurred when the entire buiMiag was in flames. The other building connected with tbe estab-: lisbnient were saved. Henry Pierce, the fire man, who was sitting in front of the boiler, waa blown out by tho concussiou, and a mass of ma, terlal fell npon him, breaking his ribs and bruis-' inrr him severely. Hannah Murphy, aged eighteen years, who . was passing the works, was struck with a flyins; m labile and sustained a fracture of the sknll. A house was also struck by a portion of the ex-., ploded boiler aud badly shattered, the inmates narrowly escaping with their lives. The Weather. ' :' Washington. Dec. 5. Snow to the deoth of two to three inches fell during last night. The sun is rapidly melting it to-day. Oswsoo, Deo 6. Seven inches of snow fallen here, and tbe storm still continues. have- Fire at Jersey City, Nsw Yokk, Dec. 5. The mansion of the Don Dudley 8. Gregory, In Jersey Citjr, was damaged bv tire and water this morcing to the extent of 1 20,000. Insured: Markets br Telegraph. ' itrw Tobk, Deo. -Ucks heavr. Ohrca-ro ant Bock Inland, 80,; reading. VoS; Caulou Uoiupany, 4.i; Jf rleiHuiIroai' ,"' -; Cleveland and Tolmiu, lui'v Cleveland to Plliaburg, SI ,; PUuiiurg- and Fori Wayne. WK; Jllchlgan Cnulral, Mlcliliran Houth- ern.SK",; v,w York CVii.lral, i;r',; Illluols CmuuI, , 1S4S: 0"'De,''ana preforrad, rav, Afliwurl , Hods" Klv.r, 124; TJ. H. Klv-twentl., lt)S. WT'- IN do. 18.il. 106V: Ten-forti, wifc; . !1WV. Oola,ltt7. Exchauge. Iom.V. Atouw, 7 oer ut, Mews of Dr. tlvlf" The following comwMUMtnmjMmA vH'Aom r 'reived at the Foreign 6fflee LmT.r,V, ov thl Ut nlt.:'MessKe has 1 .Ms sehcy from her Maiesty's Consul fflto &w mh 6eptetnber, to the f lifi.ioe etloctt-Keliab.e information has Cached this of Dr. Livingstone having been seveu months ago at Marunga, on his voyage towards the northeast, passing to the west of Lake Tanganyika. lr. Churchill was about U proceed to the coast to obtain farther Inform fees.".