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MG-ffiA 1 E VOL. VIII-No. 135. PHILADELPHIA, FEIDAY, DECEMBER 6, 1867. DOUBLE SHEET THREE CENTS. 1 TRT"P J-LJl-lIld MVM1 PIm 0 a FIRST EC ill ON IMPORTANT BY GULF CABLE. A Series of Terriblo Storms. Loss of Two U. S. Sloops-of-War. Full PnrtictilairMof the Disaster. The Now Trouble in Mexico. F-KObciJo Wauls to Take Cuba. Ktc, Bte, KU., EU4 Kte., Kte. WEST INDIES. Vetal Wreck of tbe United States Steamers Heioa(.h.U and De Soto Comlig Transfer of the Island of St. Tbonaas to tn United States Vhe Territory Desolated by Earthquake Snacks and R.T.fii rout Sea Vlslta. tlons at tbe Other Islands Heavjr losses of lilfe and Property. Havana, Dec. 4. By the steamship Santiago, which reached this port about midnight, we learn from 8t. Thomas that the Spanish Com missioner bad arrived from Europe instructed to deliver the i bland to the United States, in accordance with the purchase stipulation agreed on by the Governments of the two countnei. The United States war steamer Susquehanna was at St. Thoma, on the duty, it is said, of accepting the trnnsirr. Tbe cession of the ter ritory is completed for tbe sum originally named, seven and a half millions of dollars in gold, to be paid by the United estates. The Sus quehanna bad been at St. Croix, where she went to aid the crew of the United States steamer Monontrahela, which was totally wrecked by being driven on shore in the storm. The United States steamer De Soto was wrecked attJanta Cruz. The Susquehanna was also considerably damaged, and another vessel lost. Ex-President Geflrard, of Htytt, has returned to Jamaica. Kingston, Jamaica, is to be in futuie tbe station for the interinsular mail vessels, as St. Thomas is to be abandoned as a place of call. Forty-seven shocks of earth quakealmost continuous were felt at St. Thomas, one enduring for the space of two ininuies. Tbe sea rose sixty feet, and the city was almost completely submerged, Tbe lwies 4 of life and merchandise arc enormous. The in habitants, who are for tbe most part houseless, have fled to the mountains, and almost all of them desire to emigrate from tbe place. The steamship La Plata, the only vessel which left the island since tbe calamity, left one hundred and fifty persons behind, for want of accommodation, all of w horn wanted to go on board to get away. The ihl-tnd is insolvent, and all the tracing firms have abandoned it. There " is no coal on tho wharves, and it is only after most laborious work that tbe steamers can be fot ready for sea. Tho earthquake shocks con inued among the other islands, and the destruc v' tion of property is said to be incalculable at Tertola, St. Croix, and Saba. At faba a horrible volcano has burned almost everything to ashes. Two oscillations of earth quakes only have been experienced in St. Do in mgo since the hurricane. My last advice re porting a calamity there was an error man in g that at St. Croix. The very latet advices state that the earthquake shocks have ceased at St. Thomas. The trading house of Cameron Host halt a million ot dollars, Morrison fitly thou sand, and laessrs. Welmecks a like amount. Tb entire population of the island approve of the cession to the United States. THE WEECKEDS1IIPSOF-WAR. History of tho Monongahela and De Soto. A telegram from Havana announces the com plete loss of the United States corvette Monon gahela, seven guns, Commodore S. B. Bissell, at rvintratovn. Santa Crut. bv belne driven am ore ? by Immense sea, raised by a tremendous ' earthquake. Official despatches received in ki Washington confirm this intelligence, and add J that the gunboat De Soto, ten guns, Captain " r-hori... R. Rocn. dm lost at Santa Cruz bv being dashed ashore and crushed to pieces. The Susquehanna, the flagship or Rear Admi ral Palmer, commanding the North AtUutie squadron, was at Santa Cruz, aiding tbe ollioers bnd ciew of the Monongahela and the other vessel. She seems to have experienced tbe efiects of and was probably damaged by the earthquake and hurricane which swept the West Indies with such appalling and cilamltous force. We have no details of the disaster further than oar correspondent's announcement, but ws should consider it almo3t miraculous if soma lives wctc not lost in the tearful wrecks. The press advices do not state that any loss of liie occurred, but pnvate advices received in Wash ington intimate that there were casualties resulting from tbe catastrophe. k is stated in these reports that the greater part of the officers and crew of the De Soto were saved, while a portion only of tboso of tbe Monongahela were rescued. Before giviug implicit faith to this sad report, we prefer to await further intelligence. We are, however, likely to bear of great loss among the merchant shipping when tull accounts are gathered and forwarded to us. Tbe earthquake was ielt over a large area, and the accompanying stom must have worked sad havoc in tho unprotected har bors oi the Antilles. The corvette Monongohela, attached to the Forth Atlautlc Squadron, w w built at toe Phila delphia Navy Yard in 1861, Merrick & 8ons fur nishing tbe engines. 8he was 1378 tons har den, and carried since the war seven heavy broadside and pivot suns. She was one of the fastest corvettes in the navv, and saw much hard service in the war. she waa engaged in the flrtt attack on Port Hudson; agisted at the siege of that stronghold; rcsoied the New Lon don trom under, tbe guns of College Point; silenced the guns of the Rebel battery at Aran ras Pass, Texas, and assisted to capture it; an J, finally, under Captain James II. Strong, per formed a dUtingul-hed part in tbe Mobile fight, when she attacked and rammed tho Tennessee twice, and aided to demoralize and use up her crew. She has been attached to the North Atlantic Squadron since 1805. Tbe De Soto was a well-known merchant steamer betore the war. She was purchased and fitted out as a blockader In 1H61. carrv tug ten guns. She was a fast, well built side wheel steamer of 1600 tons burdr-n. She was exceed Ingly fortunate during tbe war in capturing blockade runners, one of her commanders ha- lug realized over 1100,000 in prlie. money la one rruise. t-be succored the defenseless ieoole of Cape llaytteu at the time of the attack of tbe JJritieh eloop-of-war bulldog, and she subse- Duentlv couveved Mr. Secretary Seward and parly on their trip to the West Indies. She has Veen two years attached to the Menh Atlantic njuulroa u tie Wi ladle. MEXICO. Tremble Report? Ahead with Go ate saala Ortega. Patonl, and Oehoa Still In Jail Maximilian's Ilnral Estates Inundatlooe In the State ot Vera Cms itevenne from Customs at Aeapultio. Havana, Dec. 8. The Mexican Government is about to demand reparation lrom tbe Govern ment of Guatemala tor the injuries sustained by the late invasion of tbe State ot Cbiaoas and tbe conflicts that are so frequently taking place owing to tbe contested boundary. Prince Salm-Salm,it is supposed, is in posses sion of voluminous original documents on Mexico during the empire, and also relating to Maximilian's execution. Uoth Ortega and Patonl are still close pri soners, as well as deputy elect Ochoa. Trie press demands their liberation on the ground that tbey aied eputics elect to Congress. Tbe traitor Lopez has published another document attempting to establish bis innocence, and ciaime that he has in his possession sacred proofs to tbat effect. The embalmer who desecrated the remains of Maximilian and trafficked In tbe relics of the de ceased has been prosecuted as a common thief. The relics bad, however, been mostly destroyed at Tacubaya, with the consent of Vice Admiral Tegeihoff. The aaction sale of Maxi milian's ruial estates had been anuulled, and the property returned to the original proprietors. Tbe State of Guerrero and the district of Tepic remained unsettled. There bad been inundations In several dis tricts ot the State of Vera Cruz, and trade was paralyzed. Heavy northers were prevalent at Vera Cruz. Tbe receipts from duties at Acnpnlco during the months of September and October amounted to $160,0U0. Ueneral K seabed o and tho Selsnre of Cuba What He la lleported to Have Said on tho Subject. Havaxa, Dec. 1-Via Key West, Deo. 6. A monster banquet had taken place in the City of Mexico. Toe affair was a magnificent one. In tbe conrse ot his speech, General Escobedo made special reference to Cuba. He stated that fi'teen thousand men could take that island. There were rumors that extensive enlistments will be made. In fact, a commencement is re ported to have been made, and it wonld be well to advise Secretary Seward to defer his negotia tions tor a purchase. CUBA. Aid for 'Porto Rico General Lersunrll to tem. -via That Island on tho Frigate Francisco do Asia Sailing; or the Austrian F tig-ate No varo Redaction of the Holidays In Spanish America. Havana. Dec. 4. The Spanish steam frisrate Francisco de Asis, sailed to-day for Porto Rico, with $35,000, and provisions to relieve the suf ferers at Porto Eico. She is to wait there till the arrival of our new CaDtaln-GeneraL Ler- sun dt, whom she is to convey to Havana. The Austrian steam frigate Novara left here to-day with Maximilian's remaius, bound to Trieste. She steamed out of tbe harbor slowly and solemnly. Tbe new regulation established with tbe Court of Borne providing for the sup pression of a great number of holidays in the year throughout Ihe Spanish dominions, is to eo into force nest January. Since my last despatch mere nave Deen no more snoots oi earmquake at Santiago. The' Spanish Iron.Clad Forced to Put Bach tier llongbKip.rl.ee. at Sea. Havana. Dec. 4. The Snanish Iron-clai Tetuan had to put back here from sea. Her intention was to go by way ot St. Thomas to tbe canary islands, out ner coals proved Insuffi cient, owing to the heavy sea against which she had to make head. Tbe Tetuau was in latitude twenty-six degrees thlrtv-two minutes when she changed her course. A violent wind and very heavy sea caused her to roll in a shocking manlier, rne warer covered me oui warts, ana the foree of the sea damaged her hull consider ably. For a while she hove to under loresail I - 1 i, fll l 1 l 1 . L 1 .1 . I HUU siayvuii. xue luuivmurs nuuwcu vunii sue was heaving about seventy-two degrees. After a consultation it was decided that the best course would be to return to Havana. Her rate was six and a half knotB per hour. RECONSTRUCTION IN VIRGINIA. Proceeding's of tho State Convention- Dispute Regarding tho Oath to be Taken by tho Delegates. Washington, Dec. 6. Intelligence from Rich mond, Va., states tbat in the Convention to-day Mr. Marye, conservative, offered a resolution providing for the appointment of a committee who should advertise for proposals to do the printing of the Convention. A substitute ottered by Mr. Clements, radical, was voted down, wnen Mr. Hawxhurst, radical, oflered the following as a substitute:- Xetolved. That the President appoint a committee of five le receive proposition fur tbe printing ordered by tbe Convention and report; provided that no pro position tie entertained trom parties, or any one acting in meir oeuaii, wnu cwow was in oatn oi olttce prescribed by the ot of Cougiees of July 2, itwi Mr. Hawxhurst said it was evident that the dominant parly in tbe Convention was to have the power oi bestowing the offices and patronage of the Convention, and It might as well be made known at tbe commencement tbat it would re quire a compliance with tho provisions of his iesolutlon in bestowing tho offices. Mr. Gibson, conservative, of Giles, said he was pained to see so intolerant a spirit manifested at such an early stage ot tne proceedings. Tbe Convention had been called tor the purpose of reconstructing the State, and be was veiy sorry to see such a disposition as that manifested by Mr. Hawxhurst breaking forth to dl-turb the harmony of the Convention, and to prevent the accomplishment of the end tor which it was called. A resolution on the same subject was offered by Mr.Platte.ano Mr.IIawkshurst withdrew bis. It was evident from the temper of the bouse when the resolution waa offered, that the pa tronage of tbe Convention would be bestowed only on those who could take tbe oath Indicated. A resolution requiring the officers aud mem bers of the Convention to be sworn was offered by Mr. Hine, radical. He was asked what oath woo Id be required, and be replied that he sup posed the oaths prescribed by the Reconstruc tion acis of Congress would have to be taken by all who honed to retain seats In tbe Convention. This would exclude a large majority ot the con servative members. Tbe vote on the resolution was not parsed, and it was laid on the table. . The Piesident of the Convention does not think that these oaths, though prescribed by tbe Reconstruction acts of Cungtess, should be required of members, and save be will be very fcorrj if tbe Convention shall decide to do so. General SchoBeld will probably have the matter referred to him, and will prescribe the oath to be taken by officers and members. I am in formed that. In regard to the oath to be admin istered to officers an I members of tho Conven tion, General Scboficld is not in favor of re quiring an oath that goes farther than the Con stitutional amendment of Congress would exact. JV. Y. Uq-atd. A bab J coolers. There is a company of Arabian jugglers performing in London whoBe feats excel anything achieved by any of the many Oriental wonder-workers who have visited this country. These performers appear to take their eyes oat, balance themselves up right on a naked sword, eat stones, nails, f;lss, etc., cactns leaves and Are, ran sharp nstrnments like iron skewers through the tongue, eharm and devour serpents, and per form like revolting tat cit surprising ao4 lXf UftVl feu. THE NEW BRITISH iTlMSTER TO THE U. S. The Hon. Kdward Thornton. - A cable despatch Informs us of the arrival of this gentleman In England from Bio Janeiro, and all doubt is now at rest as to his appoint ment to the post of British Minister at Wash ington. Mr. Thornton, who is a son of tbe late Sir Edward Thornton, commenced bis official caieer about twenty-five years ago as an attache of tbe British Mission to Turin. In 1846 he was appointed paid attache at Mexico, and in 1851 Secretary of Legation to the Republics of Mexico. From April, 1852, till October, 1863, he was secretary to the late Sir Charles liothnm's special mlesion to the River Plate. In May, 1864, he received the appoint ment of Charge (CAffaire$, and Consul-General of tbe Republic of New Grenada, bat did not proceed to Bogota; and in September of the same year he was transferred to the Oriental Repub. lie of Urneuay. He filled that post for five years, at the end ot which period he wm ap pointed Minister Plenipotentiary to the Argen tine Republic, On the S7thof Jnly,lfl5, he was sent on a spectal rolsHon to the Emperor ot Brazil, and on the 10th ot August following was appointed Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipoten tiary to the Emperor of Brazil, from which post he has just been recalled to succeed the late Sir Frederick Bruce as head of the British Embassy in the United States. It will thus bo seen tbat twenty-two years of Mr. Thornton's official career have been spent on this continent in different diplomatic capacities. In February, 1803, he was made a Companion of the Honora Dle Order of the Bath, tho distinction being con feired upon him as a mark of his Sovereign's approval of the ability and fidelity with which be had discharged the duties of the several offices he had successively filled in his country's service. Mr. Thornton bears a Portuguese title of no bility Count of Cassilhas to which be suc ceeded on the death of bis father, upon whom it was conferred by King John il of Portugal for three lives, his own being one, and tbe others to be accomplished in his descendants in a direct and legitimate line; but the license granted by George IV, permitting Sir Edward to accept the title, forbids him or his heirs assum ing or using it in the British dominions. CHARLES DICKENS. Mr. Dickens' Third Reading In Boston 'Nicholas Nlekleby" and "Boots at tho Holly Tree Inn." Bopton, Mass., Dec. 6. Mr. Dickens gave his third "entertainment this evening, reading por tions of "Nicholas Nlekleby" and that high fantastical scrap of story, "Boots at the Holly Tree Inn." There was tbe same lull and fash ionable attendance as on previous nights fashion here being a much milder term, and meaning far less a9 regards millkaery and haberdashery, than In Gotham. It is aston ishing to note the number of young ladies in an audience who are compelled t) bridge their ptetty noses with spectacles. This is understood to be a consequence of their devotion to lite rary pursnito. ' They cultivate their intellects and acquire a comparative indifference to the eplenJort of feminine attire; but it must be admitted that the spectacles, even with a good taste in literature behind them, are a tame substitute for tbat delicious mingling of tbe magnificence of silks, satins, and diamonds that contribute so much to win men's hearts in the gayer latitudes. Those, moreover, wbo come out to see Dtckens here are especially tbe wealthier citizens, with their wives and daughters, not at all the regular patrons ot the cheap and pitllul theatrical amusements. Mr. Dickens read that portion of "Nicholas Nlekleby" which recounts the hero's sojourn at Doiheboys Hall, Including the personalities of Bqueers, Mrs. Squeers, Miss Squeeis, and Smike and the Yorkshire Lover. Squeers is a revolt ing and offensive character, very faintly lighted by tome touches of grim humor, but not suffi ciently so to make him an aereeable person to meet, so that in this case the impersonation was If anything too real; so also was the delineation of Smike. The wonderful loyalty of the artist to his subject made the picture painful, and tbe perception of tbe actor's skill was lost in the wounded sympathies of his audience. Though lets pleasing than some others, this reading affords a notable instance of tbe range oi the reader's power, running minute by minute from the affected simplicity of the lisping Miss Squeers to the broad, eoaise outbursts of the boisterous Yorkshireman. An impression given by the entertainment Is that of most thorough and accurate study. There are but few actors oa the stage who, playing but one part, are so earnest or so suc cessful in the effort to throw aside their own f eculiarities and adopt those ot the character hey personate. Many can do this but to small extent, yet few have the fidelity to this art to make the effort fairly, and show what capabili ties in this way they would have. We have seen but few actors who wonld do so much to present the ideal of one character in an evening as Mr. Dickens does to present twenty; and If actors and actresses would attend his entertain ments as so many lessons, his visit might have an excellent effect on the mimic art in this coun try. "Boots at the Hoi v Tree Inn" Was read tn a style that made that quaint piece of fancy quite a fairy tale. MISSOURI. Alleged Murder at Alton A Flour Mill Burned at Douglas Delegates to tho Distillers' Convention Selaure of Com traband Whisky.' Sr. Lome, Dec. 6. Considerable excitement firevalls in Alton over a horrible murder perpe rated there yesterday. Two men, named Samuel Cabell aid William skinner, together with a man named Patrick Donohoe, were sitting at a table engaged in a game of cards, when an altercation arosej and the lie passed between the parties, Cabell and Skinner, as we understand It, being against Donohoe. Words led to blows, at which point a by stander stepped between the contestants, but Cabell reached round him with a knife tn his hand and stabbed Donohoe to tbe heart, being incited thereto by Skinner, Donohoe lived but about ten minutes alter receiving tbe injury. Great excitement was manifested last eveuing by the Irish citizens on learning of the murder. Crowds of them remained In the vicinity of the jail umll a late hour, and threats were made ot summarily avenging the death of Donohoe. Tbe bnck steam flouring mill belonging to Eugene Umfrld, in the town of Douglas, St. Clair county, totally destroyed by fire yeterday. Loss f(!0,000; insured in Eastern offices for 35 000. The legitimate whisky dealers have appointed delegates to attend the National Convention of distillers, to be held in Washington next week. Considerable agitation exists hero as to a so called whisky ring, encaged, it is represented, in selling whisky at less than the tax. Tbe au thorities have received information lately that a large load of contraband whisky was e route to St. Louis, and set a patrol on guard to catch it. Last nlrht several dray loads were discovered leaving the levee under suspicious clrcum- The draymen were followed, and 00 barrels seized in an obscure warehouse. There is a i urn or sfluat that this was a decoy, aud tbat while the detectives followed tbe drays, 400 barrels were landed eUewherw and secrete I. This morning Utlted Slates Marshal Rogers ti2ed ten barrels of wtlskv shipped from Keotvk. The extensive distillery of II. S. tpsrry, at Pekln, III., has also been seined by Government. Tke Kortnera packet ltoes tav laid bp then SECOND EDITION FROM WASHINGTON TO-DAY. The Case of Mr. Coopor. Cen. Hancock's Jury Order. Arrival ol Governor "Ward BtH KtCn Kte.t Bt.( KteM Kte, iRrKCIAL PBSrATCUES 10 IYBNINO TBLEGBAFH, Washington, Dec. 6. General Hancock'e Doings. General Hancock's order of yesterday, revok ing the jury order of General Mower, excites great enthusiasm among the conservative cle ment here, who are loud In their praise of Han cock's course, which they insinuate will lead to his becoming the Democratic candidate for President. On the other hand, his conduct is severely criticized by the extreme radicals, who boldly assert that Hancock Is playing Into the hands of the President, and In opposition to the reconstruction policy of Congress. It is sot Im probable that Congress may be Induced to take some action relative to this matter, to prevent the Congressional policy from being tampered with. Tho Bartered Message. The furore made a few days ago concerning the premature publication of the President's Message is rapidly subsiding, and although an Investigating committee was asked for in the House, the disposition seems to be gaining ground to let the matter drop. Mr. Cooper's Confirmation. The most powerful influence is being brought to bear to effect the confirmation of Edmund Cooper as Assistant Secretary of the Treasury It was supposed at first that Mr. Cooper would recommend a clean sweep of all the employes of the Treasury who did not swear by Johnson, but it is now alleged that he disclaims any such intention, and is rather anxious to procure the Influence of the Treasury employes with radical Senators in aid of his confirmation, and : many of them are working earnestly in his behalf. The chances of his being confirmed look brighter since thi; element has been brought into play, yet many Senators are incredulous of promises mado by candidates to enable them to go through the Senatorial mill, and are dis posed to take nothing on trust, but to reject alt who do not come up to their standard of Kepub" licanlem. Personal. Governor Marcus L. Ward, of New Jersey, arrived this morning. FROM BALTIMORE TO-DAY. J efT. Davis Goes to tho Country A Rail, road President to be Removed An. other Grant Story, Etc. grECIAL DESPATCH TO TH1 KVXNING TBXBOBAPH. Baltiiiobh, Dec. 6. Jeff. Davis left here this morning In the steamer Samuel J. Pentz, for West River, to spend some time with Colonel George W. Hughes, his friend. Ho was accom panied to the boat by a number of admirers. A meeting of stockholders has been called to turn ex-Mayor Chapman out of the Presidency of the Western Maryland Railroad. A gentleman who spent last evening with General Grant, informs me be expects to retire to his farm in Illinois in a lew years, and does not crave the Presidency. FROM EUROPE BY CABLE. Hoon Report of Markets. London, Dec. Noon. Consols for money 9S 6-16; United States Five-twenties, 71 3 16; Illinois Central, 804; Brie, 47 j. Pabis, Dec. 6 Noon. The Increase of bul lion in the Bank of France since the last report is 18,600,000 francs. Livhbpool, Deo. Noon. The Cotton mar ket opens firm at 7f for middling uplands and 7 for middling Orleans. The estimate for sales to-day ls 13,000 bales. The sales of the week are reported by the Bankers' Circular at 73,000 bales, whereof 12,000 bales were for export and 4000 for speculation. The stock of cotton in port is 432,000 bales, Including 78,000 American. Breadstuff's Corn has deoliued to 47s. 3d. for mixed Western. Wheat is quoted at 16s. per cental for California white, and 13s. fid. for No. 2 Milwaukee red. Flour, 36s. for extra State. Peas, 48s. fid. for Canadian. Barley, 5s. 4d. per bushel. Provisions The market continues quiet and steady. Beef is quoted at 112s. fid. per b'ol. for winter cured. Pork, 70s. for Eastern prime mess. Lard, 48s. Cheese, 62s. Bacon, 42s. for Cumberland cuts. Produce Rosin, 7s. 3d. for common American, and lis. for medium. Petroleum, 2s. tor spirits and is. 3d. for refined. Oils 38 tor linsed; 30 for whale: aud 112 for sperm. Lluseed cakes, C8s. fid. Tallow, 44s. for American. Cloverieed,- 39. for American red. Increase of Hanking Capital. By the Cuba Cabta. . Havana, Dec. 6. The Government has autho rized the Spanish Bank at Havana to increase its capital and establish branches at Matanzai, Villa Clara, and Puerto Principe. , Fire at New York. Nxw Yob by Dec. 6. A lire broke out this morning at No. 264 Washington street, occupied by Entckerbocktr k Cook as a coffee and spice factory. The loss on stock and building will reach 130,000, which Is Insured. The fire spread to adjoining building, occupied by Conamb it Co., fruit dealers. Loss $60,000, which Is fully insured in Hartford and Boston Companies. Markets by Telegraph. ITrw Toil. Dec, S. stocks steady. Chicago and Bock Island, a.')',; Beading, i; Cauion Company, 44i Erie ftilrd. flit; Cleveland aud Toltwlo, lu2S; Cleveland and Plttaburg, SA: Plluburg and Fort Wayne, VTSi Michigan Central, 110),; MIclilKan Hnuili era, svSi New York Central, 114.'.; lllluoia Oeuin.1, 13.V, Cumberland preferred, JIM Mlasourl ,' 6l4; Hedaon Kiver, r; V. B. rive-twenllMS lrt. HnV: do. !(. Mi da 1S06, 1014; Ten-forum, lulX; fteven-thlr-ilea, It;.. .Gold, 187 . Kichange. MX. Sioae.Tpef cent. . The Bar ef Augusta have But) scribed libe rally to the fund to build a monument to the Ut Chief J&bU LajBjfkla. IiEQAI. IITTEIXIGENCTB. COURT OF QUARTER SHWSION8-Jod(re Brew ster T. R. Dwlghl, Asslalanl D .trlcl Alloraey. Wllllnm Monk was convicted or a charice of the larceny of good, lie w. .e.u ,y , newby to steal tbem lrom lue door of a lady's suop lu Vine elreet, A Gang of Burglars. Thoe.B. Bolln.wbtie: John An demon, John Francis, Jmetm William., John WlliUtua. L. Uroaoe, aim William Morgan these latter sla colored were charged with burglary. F.milla I.l.ton temllled that, on IkHt Friday night, her more. Mo. 60fl Hunt street, was entered, the burglars having broken open a front cellar door, and then paiwad upward., and a large lot ol clothing was itolen; a part of her good, were restored to her by pllcemeu. Onicer Hamilton and liergennelaner teatlflefl tlint on the morning alter the buralary. having viewed the broken duor, tl.ey went to a bouse In Oreen'. court, In 1st. Mary's (treet, and there found all seren ol the prisoners, with tbe stolen goods. They arretted them, and restored the goods to Mrs. Linton, Tbe prisoners made no defense whalerer. Verdict, guilty. Ibomae Mcltteuel waa charged wuh assault and battery npon Elina Kldrldge. The evidence waa thai this lady , on Ihe tbe 37tb or last month, went lino the treet up In Richmond to see the Revenue otllcers carry away a .till, these occurrences occasioning some little excitement In that portion of lue city, and as she was retnrelng she received a blow on the.hou'der with a brick. Immediately afterwards .he saw the rltoiier In custody of an o Ulcer. A gentleman, who was standing in the crowd at the lliue, saw the pri soner throw the brick JbI about Ihe time tbe tnity wa. struck. He thought the bilck Was thrown at the Revenue officers. Mr. Uwlght said to the Jury that thongh the prisoner Intended omy In li jure tbe revenue olllrera with this brlrk.ll Itstrnck this lady, he wae guilty ol assault and battery, lor thelady was In thestreet on a peacea ble and proper errand, and tbe throwing ot a brick Into a crowd was a wanton, unlawful act. Verdict guilty. UMTr.D STATES TITSTRlfrr (VITTRT T.,H.a Cadwalader. Tbe United Slates vs. John McCulieu. Thla was a criminal proneoutlon npon a charge of condnctlng a dlHtlllery, without having paid the spe cial tax required by law. The delendant, having been before the t'onrt in other cases, conducted hu own defease. On trial. FINANCE AND COMMERCE. m t Orvica or tb Bvbnino Tbloraph. Friday, lec S. 1SS7. We published in Tea Evbniho Tileobafh yesterday an abstract of tbe report of Dr. Lin derman, Director of the Mint in our elty. As the attention of the public is just now directed particularly to the amount of coin being issued, we give the details of the various sums either deposited in or issued from the Hint. It seems that the deposit of bullion for the past year amounted to Gold, $40,069,200; silver, $1,823, 900; total deposits, $41,803,100; deducting from this the redeposits made at one branch of tbe Hint and deposited at another for coinage, the amount will be $34,637,018. This amount ex ceeds the deposits of the preceding year by $2,626,329. Tbe coinage was: Gold coin, 1,469,482 pieces; value, $28,217,187. Un parted and fine gold bars, $11,621,691. Silver coin, 2,074,902 pieces; value, $986,871; bars, $575,823. Nickel-copper and bronze coinage, 60,566,000 pieces; value, $1,879,540. Total number of pieces struck, 64,110,384. Total value of coinage, $43,281,113. The.distribution of the bullion re ceived at the Hint and branches was as follows: At Philadelphia, gold deposited, $9,962,410; gold coined, $9,992,187. Fine gold bars, $79,873: silver, deposits and parchascs, $350,475; silver coined, $352,871; silver bars, $11; nickel copper and bronze coinage, value, $1,879, 6 tu; total deposits of gold and silver, $10,312,885; total coinage, $12,309,091. The Doctor favors a change of form of our gold coins. He thinks we should imitate the examples of tbe varlons European countries, and make our gold pieces thin, so that filing can be detected. We hope that the diameters of the pieces will be left to the discretion of the Hint officers. Appended to the report is a table of foreign coins, which will be of interest to all who are forming a collection, ami to financiers in general. ' , There is no material change to notice in the Money Market. Call loans are oflered at 7 per cent. Prime commercial paper ranges from 8 12 per cent per annum. The Stock Market was inactive this morning, and prices were weak and unsettled. Government loans were a frac tion lower. 6s of 1881 sold at 1124, no change; and July 7 '30s at 104 j, a slight decline, lull was bid for 10-40; 107, for '62 6-20s; 10 i for '64 5- 20s; 105 lor '6a 6-20s; and 107f lor July, '65, 6- 20s. City loans were in fair demand; the new issue told at 99, a slight decline, and old do. at 95, no change. Kauroad shares were the most active on the list. Philadelphia and Erie sold largely at 88 28, a decline of 4 on tbe closing price last eve ning; Camden and Am boy at 125, a slight de cline; Lehigh Valley at 61, no change; Cautwissa preferred at 23 J, no change, aud Reading at 47 j 47, no change; 64J was bid for Norrlstown; 67 for Minehill; 32 for North Pennsylvania, and 63i for Philadelphia and Baltimore. City Passenger Railroad shares were un changed. Cbesnut and Walnut sold at 44, and Hestonvllle at lOj. 66 was bid for Tenth aud Eleventh; 16 for Thirteenth and Fifteenth; 26 for Spruce and Pine; 62 for West Philadel phia; ana 30 for Green and Coates. Bank shares were in good demand for invest ment at lull prices. City sold at 71, and olrard at 65. SO was btd for Mechanics'; 29 for Manu facturers'; and 60 for Commonwealth. In Canal shares there was very little move ment. Lehigh Navigation sold at 31 1, a decline of i. 13 was bid for Schuylkill Navigation com mon; 22 tor preferred do.; 86 for Morris Canal preferred; 12 for Susquehanna Canal; 494 for Delaware Division; and 36 for Wyoming Valley Canal. Quotations or Gold 10 A. M., 137J ; 11 A. M, 137a ; 12 M.. 1371; IP. M., 1371--au advance of on the closing price last evening. The N. T. Tribune this morning says: "Money on call is 69 per cent, and in goid supply. Commercial paper Is bard to sell, outside of a few names deemed 'fireproof.' Best cell at 74 9. nd 1012 for second grade. "Failures continue to be reported among houses which have been rated as first-class, and there is a general desire for action by Con gress upon the question of 'stopping contrac tion.' No permanent relief can be found In that remedy, and there is little reason to supposo tbat the project will succeed. The Hou.e of Representatives looks for the moment as though it might assent, but the longer the subject is delajed, and the more it is debaleJ, the less chance It has of success." The Cincinnati Enquirer ol tbe 3d Instant says: "The discount market the past week, instead of exhibiting any signs of relaxation, has been growiug more stringeut, and though the pres sure for loans has not been very great, the re duction in currency balances have placed the banks In a position where they are less liable to meet the requirements of borrowers. The regular discount nouses are talcing very little outside paper, aud are, in most case, limiting their favors to those to whom tey , are under obligations, and tbe latter, who they have exhausted their own lines, are oWiged to seek accommodations elsewhere, which has thrown a considerable amount of 'rst-class bills on the street. The maturings ate heavy at pre sent, but collections ate beiog wade with more satisfaction in the interior, and tbe bulk of tbe Caper falling due is promptly met, though there i some inquiry fur renewal. The different branches are well represented in the list of ap- J.llututa for favors, and the demand is 1011 M SkOXt KvrVaetA'' PHILADELPHIA 8T0CK EXCHANGE 8ALH8 T0-D1I Reported by Debeven A JBro., No. B. Third Street jtrut no Ann - - SlOOorSSs 'St e(U12H 100 all Ph" JS....DWL JUJK a... a a ' ha OMU V' .IKK) U B 7-J-Je...i0lV liM dn.-i IX. an .VK) do...J.T....liH V ino do.bo. J. 0 do. .,,,,. la. raw, xseries....Miuo f hxxi City Ss. N...cfcp. sst Ki4) do.O-C A ;.... 05 fooo Bur Co R fin... S6 fiOOOO AAm,'H.. 93 J 01) Wh SS S0 do. M-eeO. W)t SO do.,,, IS 2rt0 " Oii.ii, esQ. SS 100 do ..bo IS Its eh Peon a H......l . V t do...-l.e. lne eh Rel see. 41 ft 4o do.... la. hue. 47V SIOOO do...'8S.....i . 87 , SS . 70 .laflTt . 71 1inw W Jer H ss.... Sim rich N 7 pc b I... 4 sh C A Am R.m. tinsh City Bk.... 10 Sh ('lies A Wai.n. HO do.. ,,,, t! So sh Ulrard Rank SS 100 dp. , loo (h Cat Prf. 125 dn ,, M to sh lh N si ..... gU 27 sh Leo V R. Is. 61 ioo io....ia,asa. L'tVia! Wi Messrs. De Haven A Brother. No. 40 Bomtll Third street, report the following rate of ox chance to-day at 1 P. M.: U. 8. 6s of 18S1. 1121 tt!ll2i; do. 1862, 107 0 107 ; do., 1864, 104 k$ 1041; do., 1865, 1O501O51; do., 1866, new, 1O7I0A 107; do.. 1867, new, 10713107 ; do. 6s, 10-403. lOlIiglOlh do. 7-30s June, lu4104; do., July, 104?(3104; Compound Interest Notes, June, 1864, 119-40; do., July, 1864, ; 119-40; do August, 1R64, 119-40; no., October. HN4, 119'40?20: do. Becember, 1864, llWU9 J do.. May, 1866, 1171174; do., August, luftft, 116ia 1161: do., September, 1866, 116U6I:. do., October, 1866, 115jH5i. Gold, J37137I. Silver, 131133. Messrs. William Painter ft Co., bankers,' No. 86 S. Third street, report the follewusr rates of exchange to-day at la o'clock i Gold. 1374137: O. 8.6s, 1881. 11213112; U. B, 6-lCs. im. 1074107 : do., 1864, 104 3 104); do., 19Cfi! 1058105f: do. July, 1865, 107j107; do. July! 186?, 107107iJ. 6s, 10-40s, 101S101; V. B. 7-30(i, 2d series, 104j(ftlQ6; 3d series, Uif3) 106; Compound Interest Notes, December, 1864, 119; May, 1865. 117j: August, 1865. lli; Dep. tember, 1865, ll5; October, 1866, 1164. Messrs. Jay Cooke 4 Co. quote G evens merit securities, etc.. as follows: U. 8. 6b of 1881, 1124(r112i; old 6-20, 107107; new 6-30s, 1864. 104164i; do., 1865, 105C()106 do., Jnly! 107107;do., 1867, 107)107J; 10-tOa, 101?4 1011; 7-30s. June, I04f (2104; do., July, 104?S) 104J. Coli,137i137i.a , Philadelphia Trade Reports Fbidat, Deo. 6. Bark The stock of Quer citron Is light, and the demand for No. 1 Is good, at $56! ton. Seeds Cloverseed Is quiet, with small sales at f7-258Y6i lbs; tbe latter rate from seeond bands. Prloes of Timothy are nominal. FIaxm seed Is selling at f 2 452-60. Tbe Flour market is still dull, but there is S better home consumptive demand, and holders are rather firmer in their views. Bales of 800 barrel, Including superfine, at t7-508-26; extra at 8 6t(a25; Nortnweetern extra family at $9-7610-60, tbe bulk of the sales was of thla grade; Pennsylvania and Onto do. do.; at il0-75il2, and fancy brands at $12 7514, accord ing: to quality. Rye flour is dull at 18 606)9 fl barrel. Wo quote Brandywlno Cora Meal at 6-25g8-874. Tbe demand for prime Wbeat is steady, bat common grades are not mucb Inquired after, bales of ROW) bushels fair and prime red at t2 40 2'60. Rye Is nncbanged. Sales of 800 busbela Pennsylvania at $170 175. Corn la quiet at former rates. Bales of 2000 bushels old yellow at tr-43; 1100 bukbels new do. at 91-1061-16,' nnd 1500 busbels old Western mixed at tl 80 1-iU. Oats are scarce and dull. Bale of Southern and Pennsylvania at 6575 cents. 1000 buaheia W estern Barley sold at SI 60 1-75. Whisky Mothlpg doing. BcrBVT. The general view that icnrvy is produced by an exoess of common salt in the blood, occasioned by a diet of salted meat ex clusively, has received soma confirmation in the experiments lately oond noted by If. Trnssak, of St. Petersburg. M. Prnssak placed the web of a frog's foot under the microscope, so as to observe the passage of the blood through the smallest blood-vessels. He then injected a solution of salt beneath the frog's skin, and watched the effeot oa the vessels. He perceived that the blood cor puscles distended vessels, and gave rise to the patches of dark-colored extravasations, ex tremely like the peculiar livid blotches seen on the skin of scorbutic patients. Experiments on dogs and other animals appeared to give the same results. It now remains, says the London Review, to be shown why common salt sbenld possess this peculiar action on the blood-vessels. Most probably the explanation will be found in the excessive osmosis which occurs owing to the increased density of the blood. Cleveland Herald says that the road by whioh WeBtou entered that city looks ag thongh an army had passed over it. ''Bug gies, mirms a wheel or a shaft; pieoes of har ness, hats and caps are strewn along this road in endless confusion. It is estimated that the damage te buggies alone will amount to $1000.' LITEST SHIPP1XS ItlTELLISEKCL For additional Marine Newt tee Seventh Pane PORT O fHXLAJ31UJHia.BJaKaBSlB a stats or rraaMowwTBB a ran avmwnra m I a. at wilt a. i CXKARJCD THIS VORITINO. 1 BUuefAACtU,,,,r' UOr . A. BarquenMnie Oarron, Stephens, Gibraltar. I. Wester. Brig W. A. ' Dresser, Hatch, Korlolk, Uerthoa at 8chr O. B- Emery, Young, Boston, Rommel AHaaia. -Bchr A. K. Martin. Lloyd. Providence. fi. ' borumCheesiuau. Pawiuoket, Castner.SUckaey Bohr C. Coiuery, Kahn, Portland. so. fck'Lr A. H. Learning. Brower. Merwelk. 6nl hcht K. Klckerson, Klckerson, Roelou. Captain neiof Oo?' 1"vla' Uuvoa Waauemacnr, jcx. Bcti r J. W. XT all. Powell, Boston, Eastman A rv, . fccbr W, Pratt, Kendt lck, Roaton, Audeur Uxli Nor- 6u'r,aln14 rW.IUOn'" nr,U pWaence, Blaklston, 6chr L. 1). Hinall, Tlce, Danversport. Van TJne Luchman ACe. Schr B. Btrong. Brown. Providence. Slnnlcksea A n Bchr A. Falkeoberg. Tlrrell. LMghiOB. "" OSV cbr Caroline. Tloe. Mlilvllle, Captain. Bchr Bonny Boat, Kelly. BrwtoD. Captain. Bchr A. Burtlelt. Brilett, Wm,hluKUn. Captain, bt'r W. W hiUdlu, Rjggana, Baltimore, J. U ivtoll w, . . aRRIVKDTHlB MORN INS. rJhlp John Clark. Letouruaa, K8 daye from Llvart pool, with mdfte. to John B, Penrose. "ver Barque KoMleaa. Bbeldon, il days from Deasarara. With lunar and molasses to Thomas Watleoa Mobs. Brig Romatne, Card, 2H days from Old AlarUtr. J.. With logwood to I. N. Welsler A Co Bohr Nellie filar, Pwland, 16 days trom Havana-wila molasses lo George C, Carsoa A Co. Bc-br Barab w.ison, Bruno, 6 days trom Boston, wilb fish to Henry tvinsor A Co. Bchr Sara and Mary, Truax, 1 day frea Dover. Del., wltn raln to James Barratt. Bchr A. n. Learning. Brower, from PaBeipoi Bclir L. D. Bmall, l ice, ft o ill lor-rtfo'i. P-or R. H. Wilson. Harris, from " chr R. Btreng. Brown, from PT'Si Bet,, War Kajle. Kelly. f-Provw-- i fH;nr a. aiaeuoer-. i ito blMM)n. Bchr A. Bartlelt, Rartlen. ir Bchr J. 8. Wataou. iioua. n fcom Baltimore. Bleamer Decatur, Young. M Wltk aids to J. 1 oail- m e-M O H A rVD A. Brig Marti fmr pHiadelphlA. sailed tren . VA,hVtlieUW''",''0,"0W' ' Baitiadoe '""hrt oariand. Lihby, an.dC. X, Palge.HaleyJieaos, J?i?"iuaSwwsda. Ireland, Maes. atSal. Tluioos, eiedfrey. aeuco, at AUna "Ctrl' Llule Vaalt. Beulati. sad ft, A ,, Swwer, he, M Javetva jeemfcgr.