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VOL. VIII-No. 135.
PHILADELPHIA, FEIDAY, DECEMBER 6, 1867.
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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.
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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
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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 - -
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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.

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