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VOL. YlII-No. 139.
PHILADELPHIA, WEPffESDAT, PEOEMBEB 11, 1867.1V
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FIRST EDITION
BY THE GULF CABLE,
Later Advices from the West ladles
and Mexico.
Ono Hundred Earthquake
Shocks in a Week.
KJC Kto.i Etc., Kte.i Kte.
HAYTI.
Th It a bla Preparing ta luradi Raytlta
8oll -Salnave Diurmlaid an Reslst
fance. '
Montes, who 1b krnt iu jail at Cape Hay tic n, it
reported to have gone back to St. Domingo from
Jamaica, ana to dc neaaing eigot tuousana nay
tian rebel troops on the Iron tier. (Should an
Invasion of Hayti take place, H was expected
that a very sanirnmary conflict would ensue.
Kalnave asserted his determination to blow np
hi capital and powder magoeines sooner than
cede to tne wisnes oi ine opposition.
Popular Clamor la Favor of GefTrard
and Other EilKi.
Havana, Dec. 10. We have the report from
Hayti tbat the people there demanded of the
Government the suspension of the decree that
kecDs Gcfliard and others In exile. Gcffrard
had again become popular, but the Legislative
Chambers seemed undecided la the matter.
PORTORICO. '
Om Hundred and Fourteen Shocks of
Karthquakt 111 a Week.
Havana, Pec 10. The steamers Barcelona
and Cacique arrvea yesterday at Santiago de
Cnba from St. Johns, P. R. l'he earthquakes
on tinned on that inland, and .one hundred and
fourteen shocks had been felt during the course
of eight days. Some buildings are reported as
having been thiown down by the violence of
the shocks.
, .. VENEZUELA.
Report of an Earthquake at Caraceas.
Havana, Dec. 10. By the way of Porto Rico
we have the announcement that an earthquake
took place at Caraceas, Venezuela, at daybreak
November 14, and likewise a contradictory
report as to the same.
MEXICO.
Stormy Weather at Vera Crux.
Havana, Dec. 10. The steamer Georgia has
arrived here from Vera Cruz, with dates to the
4th Inst. The weather at that port was very
atormy when the Georgia leit, and, as the post
office was closed, no papers were received. The
steamer Fahkee, however, is daily expected
here irom Vera Cruz.
VIRGINIA.
Proceedings of the State Convention
The Steamship Hatteras Mlnlng-Thi
Hew Masonic Temple Important Uw
Caae.
Washington, Dec. 10. The following stanilng
committees were ordered to-day by the Virelnia
State Convention: On the preamble, bill of
nebta-and division of Dowers of government;
!jrT the legislative department; on the elective
f franchise and the qualifications for office;
L on the batis of representation and apportion-
ment; on the executive department of the
governmert; on the judiciary, excepting county
and corporation courts and county officers;
I on education and the fands'relating thereto; oo
taxation ana nuance; on county huh uuipwauuu.
couits and county organization; on limitation
and guarantees; on currency, banking, and
insurance companies; on puoli : institutions; on
misons and the prevention and punishment of
crime; on military affairs; on the pardoning.
power; on agricultural ana industrial interests
and immigration; on internal improvement; on
revision and adjustment; on future revision and
amendment ol the Constitution; on schedule.
Time committees will be appointed to-morrow,
ai d the wotk of framing a constitution will
then commence.
A resolution was adopted requiring the Second
Auditor of the State to prepare tor the use of
the Convention a tabular statement, showing
fvFirst, the total costs to the State of its interest
in each canal and raihoad up to the 1st day of
December, 1867, including legal interest; second,
the total amount of iucoins, it any, arising
from such interest in eaVh canal and each rail
road, ana receivea oy me mate up to tue isi
day ot December, 18t7: third, the total amount
of the debt of the State, including the accrued
interest, up to the 1st day of December, 1867,
specifying how much of said debt was incurred
for each canal and each railioad, Including
the accrued interests as aforestid, the time or
times it was incurred, and the date of the
mnturltv thereof.
Tbe lollowing preamble and resolution on the
subject of the oath to be required of members
were laid on the table:
Whereto, In view of lb fact that before tbe canvass
commenced ot dult ga.ee fur seats Id ihls Conveullou,
ll was clearly and distinctly understood that the test
oath, known as the "Irou-oiad," would not be enforced
or required: therefore be It
Jictohtd. That this Convention will not and ought
not to require tbe aloresald oatb to be taken as a
qualification of lie members to seats nn this floor.
The following resolution was referred:
Krmlvetl, That the Committee on Limitation and
Guarantees be Instructed to report upon the expedi
ency of Incorporating in the consil'utlon to be framed
by this Convention a provision securing tbe rights ot
property and enlarging the civil capacities ol man led
women.
Information from Mchmoni to-night states
that the volunteer officers in the Freedmen's
Bureau, in Virginia, who are ordered to be mus
tered out of service on toe 1st of January, will,
it is understood from District headquarters, be
retained as civilians in tbe service of the Gov
ernment in that Bureau until that institution is
dis flensed with.
The steauitr Hatteras, of the Richmond and
Mew York steamship line, which was due here
yesterday, has not arrived, and lias not been
heard fiom since she left Mew York. Serious
icars are entertained for her safety.
A large number of delegates to tbe Conserva
tive Convention to mo) row have arrived. The
Convention will be a very laruo oue.
The corner-stoLe of a new Masonic Temple in
Bid nioud was laid to-day by the Grand Master
of the, Mate, with imposing, ceremonies. A
large crowd of persons were present. Tbe ad
dress waa delivered bv the Rev. Dr. Burrows.
In the case ot the Merchants' Bauk of Balti
more against the Valley Bank of Virginia, now
on inai iu wcuiounn, juoi?q underwood de
cided ia favor of the plavntitr on the two poln'i
raised by counsel, and ordered an injunction to
be issued restricting Mr. Brent, trustee, lrom
interfering with the. assets of the bank. A,
Vunce Brown, President of th Exchang- Bauk
Of Richmond, is appointed receiver. ThUcase
iuvolves many intricate points of law, and
Learly a million of dollars. A-. Y. ITeraiJ.
ThDanish press ia highly satisfied with
the Bale of the "VY est Indian Idlauds to America.
All parties agree ia winning that the (10,000,
IKK) wLca received may U put by against tha
next war with Praseia. ThU one idea pre
dcnJiLAtei t Copenhagen.
FROM EUROPE DY STEAMER.
BISMARK ON FREE SPEECH.
Interesting Debate In the Prussian
Chamber f Deputies.
In the sitting of the Prussian Chamber of
Deputies on the 29th ult., the motion of llerr
Lasken, proposing to quash tbe trial of Uerr
Twesten by a special law, and to modify article
84 ol the Prussian Constitution, so as to make it
consistent with the Constitution oi the Norti
German Confederation, came on fortliscuBsion.
llerr von Hoverbeck proposed that the House
should proceed to the order of the day. llerr
von Bcnnlgsca supported the motion of Uerr
Lssken.
Count von Lcppe, the Ministfr of Finnnce,
slated that the members should await the deci
sion ot the Superior Court, wbn it would be
possible to determine what, measures were fit
ling to be adapted on the occasion.
Count Biemark said that be expressed his own
personal conviction, and not taat of the Gov
ernment, in spying that he attached no practi
cal importance to the question. The conflict
between tbe Chamber and tbe Government
had arisen from a misuse of the ireedom ot
speech. He considered tbe question of right in
tbe present case was doubtful.
The question now was bow to prevent the re
newal of the misundeistanding between the
Government anl the Chamber: he proposed to
consider whether it was not possible to distin
guish between two conditions of liberty of
speech, view the right or lree speech in the
Chamber, and tbe right of the newspapers to
publish the speech. He was desirous of treeing
the constitutional life of the kingdom from atl
causes ot disagreement, and would support any
means oi maintaining a good understanding.
The motions of llerr von Hoverbeck and
Guerard were rejected. Those of Herr Laskeu
were adopted by 181 to 1G0 votes. Baron von
Der Heydt, the Minister of Finance, brought in
a bill relative to the assumption of the Elbe
Duchies portion of the Danish.debt, amounting
to 21,700,000, by Prussia.
THE POPE.
Interview with Plna the Ninth at the
Vatican.
Rome Correspondence Irish THmes.
Those who have seen the Sovereign Pontiff
deliver his benediction to Rome and to tbe
wot Id at Easter lrom the Loggia, officiate at the
grande mtsse at the high altar in St. Peter's, or
assist at any other public ceremony or leetival
such lucky ones will doubtless lorever preserve
a lively recollection ot tbe grandeur aud reli
gious solemnity of the occasion. But to see
Pius the Ninth aright, to understand his true
character, and appreciate it, you must strip htm
ot his vestments ot purple and cold, and l Jiagine
him simply clad in a long haoit of creamy
white, seated in a cosy arm-chair at a taole
covered with papers and documents, in a room
in the Vatican, small and plainly furnished.
Into such an apartment I was introduced, and it
was here I spent the delightlul halt hour which I
shall always remember with the deepest sense of
pleasure and gratiHcntion. It was late when I
entered past 4 o'clock and the lamp in the
centre of tbe table gave a dull liehttothe room,
though quite sufficient to enable me to observe
every leature and every little movement of my
august host. All the world has seen the Pope's
photograph; but though his photograph resem
bles him in a certain degree, vet there are few
sun-pictures which ever do justice though they
are sometimes too impartial and in the present
case you lot e the whole benevolent expression
of the eyes which ever light np the dignified
countenance. To describe his Holiness as I
saw him: He looks about seventy years old
his age is seventy-five middle-sized, and though
rather inclining to cotpulenoy, yet of a frame
still retaining all -its muscular power. Little
tiny dumpling hands, white as snow, and
little tiny leet, ot which any lady would be
proud. A face one cannot look upon without
loving so mild is it and benevolent; the lar?e
dark Italian eye being softened by the oomuant
afiectionate smile playing about tbe mouth a
smile not assumed and put a-slde at will, but one
ot real Christian hope and resignation, ever
suggestive ot the true character of the man.
When one thinks of the trials and 8utfer.inos,
political and corporal, endured with niauly
fortitude by his Holineas tor the last twenty
years, one cannot help admiring the soirit
which has sustained him and followed him all
through his career. It also makes us contem
plate what would have been the present state of
the Roman Catholic Church bad a man oi less
courage and determination, or of a spirit less
mild and conciliating, been at the head of her
Government during these critical years.
THE MANCHESTER EXECUTIONS.
Last Letter Written bjr Allen. ,
Manohkbter, Monday Evening. The follow
ing letter wue wiitten by Allen on the nigut
pi elous to his execution:
Salford Kkw Bailey Prison, Nov. 23, 1867.
To you my loving and sincere Dear Uncle and
Aunt Hogan: 1 suppose this is my las letter
to ycu at this side of the grave. Oh, dear
uncle aud aunt, if you relioct on it,, it is
nothing. I am dying a horrible death I aai
dying for Ireland dying for the land that gave
me birth dying lor the Island ol Saints and
dyine lor liberty.
JLvery generation of our country has suffered;
where is io Irish heart could stand byunaioved?
1 should like to know what trouble, what pas
sion, what mischief could separate tue true Irish
heart lrom lis own native Isle? Dear uncle and
aunt, it is sad to be paring lrom you all at my
early age, but we all die some day or another a
few hours more and I will bteathe my last,aud on
English soil ! Ob t that I could be Durted in
Ireland 1 What a happiness it would be to all
my friends, and to myself, where my country
men could kneel on ray gravel I cannot ex
press what joy it afforded me when I found,
Aunt Sarah, that you were admitted.
Pear uncle, I am sure it was not a very plea
sant place that 1 had to receive you and my
aunt; but we must put up with all trial until
a e depart this lite 1 lam sure it will grieve
you very much to leave me in such a place
on tbe evidence of such characters as the wit
nesses were that swore my life away; but I
forgive them, aud may God forgive thpm. I am
dying, thank God, an Irishman and a Christian.
Give niy love to all friends, same from your
ever affectionate nephew, W. P. Allen.
Pray for us. Good-bye, and remember me;
good bye, and may Heaven protect ye, is the
last wish of your dying nephew.
W. P. Allen.
OBITUARY.
llerr von Dreyse, Inventor of the Needle
Uun.
The Cable this morning, in a brief paragraph,
announces the death ot the Inventor of the
famous needle gun. llerr von Dreyse ot whom
very little is known beyond the tact that he gave
to Europe one of the most effective of modern
weapons of warfare, and oue whicn has played
a conspicuous part in the recent political
changes on the continent was born iu bona
merda. a small town ueav Erfurt iu Saxouy.
He waa a journeyman blacksmith, and accord
ing to his own statement, first conceived the idea
of perfecting a weapon ol the kind which has
since made him famous, in travelling over the
battlefield of Jena In 1800 and observing the
heaps of dead and wouuded torn and mangled
by tbe artillery and missile then in use. He
subsequently worked lor a man by tbe name of
Paull, in Paris, who was employed bv the mili
tary authorities in the improvement of the Hint
musket. It was during that time that he re
volved In his mind and conceived the idea of
the needle gun which was eventually perfected.
He died at the age of seventy-nine, and was, a
few mouths ago, represented to be vigorous in
mind and body. He was the iuvenlor of an im
proved hand grenade and several other destruc
tive implements, none of which, however, have
seemed to merit the popularity that has at
tended the needle-nan, full descriptions of
which have already appeared.
CUA11LES DIGKENS.
Ilia Second Readme Hew York.
Another crowd greeted Mr. Dickens with
affectionate welcome last night, at Bteinway
Hall. The reading that was given comprised
six chapters selected from "David Copperfleld,"
and one from "Pickwick." In the former were
included tbe episode of David and Dora and
Btecrforth and Emily, together with the descrip
tion of a dinner with Wilklns Micawber. The
latter was descriptive of Mr. Bob Sawyer's
party in the lodging-honse of Mrs. Raddle.
The shadows of pathos and the lights of humor
are deftly blended in these selections, and
they were faithfully and delightfully repro
duced in the reader's interpretation. Simplicity,
delicacy, reality these are the chief elements of
Mr, Dickens' method as a reader and as an
actor, Thai they are the elements of his
method at a writer was long. ago known to
every stndent ot his literary art. The works
that he has created could only have been cre
ated in one way; by minute, diligent, and long
continued observation of external life, faithful
retrospection, and conscientious labor directed
and governed by the instinct of taste. It was
the opinion of Voltaire that the man of taste is
more rare even than the thinker. Mr. Dickens ia
bothln one. He has been and is a great ob
server. He has "looked quite through the deeds
of men." The object or the mood that he
wishes to describe is definitely fixed in '
his own mind, and Is then as definitely painted
in words. No vagueness mars either tbe con
ception or the painting. His characters are real
to him, and he makes them real to his readers:
and therein consists the spell that he wields,
no lots as an actor than as a writer. In reflect
ing upon the readings that he has .given, the
conviction of his absolute truthfulness comes
home to the mind with new and irresistible
force. He has worn no mask. Ua has been
an honest artist, from the first; and what
he is doing now is only the natural outgrowth
of what he has been doing all the days of
bis 11 1 e. To have heard these readings Is to
have witnessed the spontaneous expression of
a great nature in the maturity ot its gKiat
ness. There is something . One and touch
ing in tbe spectacle of a life so earnest
and a career so symmetrical. Writers and
actors may well take to their hearts the mean
ing of the success of Charles Dickens. To
learn the lesson of his fidelity to the simple
mechanical requisites of art would be an in
valuable gain to many persons of both those
classes. His reading, last night, was fall of
this excellence. As on the first occasion be
perfectly personated Bob Cratchit, the Little
Judge, Winkle, Wellcr, and old Scrooge in the
latter case even to so slight a detail as the
habit of putting the hand to the mouth when
f peaking so, on the second occasion, he omitted
ro characteristic of the unctuous humor and
stately bombast of the heroic Micawber, nor Mrs.
Micawber's sweetly insinuating gabble, nor a
particle of Mrs. Cruop's garrulity, nor the dole
ful drawl ol ' lorn" Mrs. Gummldge, nor the
rhrlll. vixenish spltefulness of Mrs. Raddle, nor
the bland benevolence and childlike simplicity
of Mr. Pickwick. Hard work was evident at
every point; but it was work that had been
done, and that now told only in its perfect
results. In this reading, as before, Mr. Dickens
was happiest in his humorous embodiments.
The moment he enteis the realm of humor he
is a monarch, and a merry one. His clear eyes
twinkle, bis face is expressive of bubbling
mirth that is almost forcibly restrained, his
voice grows richer with Jollity, his whole
being seems aroused. His great comic hits
last nleut were Mrs. Gummidge. Mrs. Rad
dle?, and the story of the necklace. There
was true humor, also, in his personation of
Bob Sawyer's servant, and in the deli
cious epitode of poor little Dora. If be la
somewhat less effective in outbursts of pas
sionate emotion, it is from lack of strength
ot voice, and not from lack of sympathy.
Such bursts, howbeit, seldom occur In his read
ingsand, for the rest, his interpretation of
simple pathos is altogether perfect and admira
ble. Who can forget Bob Cratchit, holding
Tiny Tim's band, then throwing him a kiss, and
brushing a tear from his eyes, as he prepares to
propose the health of Scrooge? It was a little
action, but it meant so much I Those only wbo
have children and fear to lose them, or loving
them hace lost, can know bow much It meant.
There were kindred touches in Mr. Dickens'
interpretation of Pegotty. As the poor old man
told, in such a sad, straightforward, simple way,
tbeMoryot his wanderings in search of Little
Em'ly, there conld not have been adry eye in
the audience. The noble, affectionate, almost
Christ-like hero stood very visibly before us.
'There was a fine, massive grandeur in his
fat e." says the story; and that same exaltation
shone in the face of Charles Dickens, as he
tpoke the words "And God only knows how
good them mothers was to me." In description,
Mr. Dickens excels all writers of fiction, past
or present excepting, perhaps, his great and
lamented brother in ait, Thackeray. The
"Tenipest" chapter, in "David Coppertield," is a
coble specimen of his power in this direction.
That chapter he read, in a a greatly condensed
form, last night; and his reading of it was a
brilliant and remarkable trinmph of simple and
natural elocution. The storm seemed to grow as
he proceeded ; and every imaginative listener
must have felt that strange, subtle sympathy
which sometimes seems to exist between
the strife of the elements and the tragic
culminations of human fate. Death and Tem
pest clasp hands, at tbe climax of that thrilling
scene. One of the best artistic points in the
novel is made as the narrative closes; and Mr.
Dickens gave it ample force, last night, as he
described the dead man, whose name is un men
tioned: "But he led me to the shore. And on
tbat part of it where she and I had looked
lor shells two children on that part of it
where some lighter fragments ot the old boat
blown down last night bad been scattered by the
winds among tbe ruins ol tbe house he had
wionged I saw tim lying with his head upon
his arm, as I had often seen him lie at school."
N. I. Tribune.
Horse Cars In Paris Mr. Kdward A.
Stevens and Ueneral MeClellan.
We learn on very good authority that Mr.
Edward A. Stevens, of Hoboken, who has been
lor some months In Europe, Is about to engage
in the enterprise of constructing horse railroads
in Paris; and has engaged the services of Gene
ral G. B. MeClellan as engineer. If a good con
cession as to the ngnt to use tne streets can bo
t ecu red from tbe Government, horse cars ought
to pay admirably in some of the main thorough
lares of Paris. The delay of General MeClellan
in Europe, after having taken passage for home,
seems to be thus accounted tor. His new posi
tion will be more profitable than a Presidential
campaign as the candidate ot the Democratic
party. Newark Adoeriiser of last eoening.
The stepmother of Abraham Lincoln still
lives near Farmington, Coles county, Illinois,
iu a one-story log cabin containing two rooms.
Aunt Sally Lincoln, as the villagers call her, is
now eighty years old, and verv feeble. She is
a plain, unsophisticated old lady, with a frank,
open countenance, a warm heart, fall of kind
ness towards others, tall and slender, and, in
many respects, very much like the President
enough so to be his own mother. And as
he was but nine years of age at the time of
her marriage with his father, it ia not impro-
uaoie mat sue had much to do in forming bis
character. She still speaks of Abraham as her
"good boy," and pralwes his obedience. She
lays ''Abraham and his stepbrother never
quarrelled but ouoe; and that, you know, is a
good deal for stepbrothers." About s mile
and a half from her old cabin Is the grave of
Thomas Lincoln, father of the President. It
is narked by a piece of clapboard, oo which ia
zmaeij tamo, c&ij ut luuau "T. L."
SECOND EDITION
THE LATEST HEWS.
Our Special Telegrams from Wash
ington and Baltimore.
Tlio "National Intolligencor"
on Senator Drake.
Legal, local, and Financial Intelligence.
Bte., Kte.. Kte., KtH Kte., Kte,
FROM WASHING TON TO-DA Y.
LsriciAL DEsrATcnsa TO evening telegraph.
Washinotok, Deo. 11.
The Resolution of Censure.
The President's organ this morning is frantic
in denunciation of (senator Drake for his advo
cacy of the resolution of censure upon Johnson.
It calls him "a mountebank," "a bogus Senator
and says he was foisted into the Senate by a
concurrence of extraordinary circumstances
without a parallel.
Since the defeat of Impeachment in the House,
the conservatives have become rampant and
overbearing, and threaten the Senate (If the
resolution referred to should be passed) with
Executive vengeance.
The Pittsburgh Election.
Even the Mayoralty election at Pittsburg yes
terday was tortured into an endorsement of the
President's policy, and last night and to-day the
White House politicians are blatant and boast
ing over it, and prophesying that the Republi
can party is dead.
FROM BALTIMORE TO-DAY.
Manufacturing- Items Dullness of Trad
and Suffering- In Consequence The
Weather, Etc
SPECIAL DESPATCH TO TH1 EVENING TELEGRAPH.
Baltimore, Dec. 11. The manufacturers of
Baltimore have agreed to send theull number
ot delegates to the Cleveland Convention.
There are now energetic efforts being made
towards making Baltimore a great manufactur
ing city. There are an unusual number of me
chanics and laborers of all descriptions out of
employment at present, and business is dally
growing duller. The indications portend
great distress. Money is scarce and poverty
abundant.
There seems to be a universal approval here
of the action of Congress 'regarding the dis
posal of the impeachment humbug.
It is snowing this morning, and the weather
is intensely disagreeable.
1 ' ' ' ' Ship News. ' '
Boston. Dec. 11. The schooner reported ves.
terday ashore on Cape Cod is the Hattie Anna,
from Lvnn. In ballast, of and for Brookville.
Maine. She lies one and a half miles from Race
to Point light.
Arrests in New York.
Kkw York, Dec. 11. Two of the parties con
cerned in the shooting affray on election night,
in which Henry Wuflnbach lost his life, have
been arrested and fully identified.
Election in New II ampshire.
Manchester, Dec. 11. James A. Weston,
Democrat, has been chosen Mayor ove Clark,
the . present Republican incumbent, by 300
majority. , ,, .
markets by Telegraph.
Nbw'Tobk, Dec. 11. Cotton heavy at Vsa.
Flour dull; W)0 barrels sold; State, ta-654 lo'Sa; oiilo,
IliKulU; Western, H-66JI2 mr, Bouthera. tWiit&Vl-to;
California, lrsi6l ISO. W heat dulU Corn dull; 2S,0u0
bustisls Western mixed sold at Si-ss, Oats firm, and
1c. lilgner; 41,0uO bushels Western sold at HW()R6,' c.
Varley llrm, Beef quiet. Fork quiet. JLard dull.
Whlaltj dall.
THE BROOKLYN POISONING CASE.
The Post Mortem Examination The
Victims Died from the KATacta of
Strychnine.
The post mortem examination on the bodies
of Mrs. Fall and her daughter, who were found
dead in bed at their residence, No. 3u7 Atlantic
street, on Monday morning, was made yester
day afternoon by Drs. tShepard and Willets. A
careful examination was made on the bodies of
the deceased, and the various organs were found
in a healthy state.
The stomachs were then removed for the pur
pose ot making analysis of tbe contents. The
fact that the nature of the poison might be de
termined by giving some of the contents of tbe
stomach to a dog suggested itself. The animal
was procuied, and lour table spoonfuls ad
ministered front the contents of Mrs. Fall's
stomach. In a lew minutes thereafter he began
to exhibit all the symptoms consequent upon
poisoning from strychnine. He staggered about
tbe room and then fell in violent convulsions,
which were repeated nntil he died.
It was evident from the experiment made
upon the dog and its results, that the deceased
must have taken, or bad administered, a strong
lose of poison. This drug always causes con
vulsions and a general stupor of tbe faculties,
from which the patient does not recover.
The question now to be determined is whether
the deceased took ber own lite and that of her
daughter, or whether tbe drug was given them
by another party. Many think that If she took
her own life (he would have been likely to
have left a note explaining the cause of her
ii sane act, but nothing of the kind has been
discovered among her effects.
From what can be learned her mind was
8ft'rcted from various causes. 8he was in ill
health, considered herself In a destitute condi
tion, bad a son who waa said to boon his death
bed in Europe the last she heard from him, and
that she was indifferent about living. Had an
other riven her strychnine, she would have had
ample time to have made her condition known
to the inmates of the house. But on the con
trary, she appears to have gone to bed, clasped
her daughter In ber arms, and resigned herself
to a painful death.
From the position in which their bodies were
found, it looked as if the daughter was struggling
to get away from her mother, for ber face was
turnud towards the wall, while that of hor
mother was turned towards ber, and she was
clacned tightly In her arms. The poisou could
hardly be detected iu the beer, and the girl
might easily have been persuaded by her mother,
alter having prepared for bed, to take a drink.
A man who occupies a room in the house ad
joining, says be heard continued groans in the
apartments Of Mrs. Fail during Sunday night,
and says it tOtUuBtd for som hours, Jf, y.
iitraU.
I LEGAL INTELLIGENCE. :
The label Case Commonwealth ,
Meeser.
OOCrnT OV QTJAKTKn rcS.lTON-Juil(r Brew
str. The caae or the Ootnmonwealtn vs. Marnier was
continued this morn lug. The following additional
testimony was elicited;
Yesterday tbe Commonwealth offered to prove by a
Mr. Wood that last Hnpterabar. or last Reptamnera
year Sfto, In a conversation with him, thedofendant
spoke of libel be had published In his paper rln.t
one i eager, by means or an artful spelling of tbe
Dame, and said be conld In the same manner libel the
District Attorney wlthoot tear of prosecution. This
was objected to and overruled.
Mr, Wood was placed on tbe stand this morning
end testlfled as follows: Yeager enked Mr. Meesor
about the article, and he said" Vou do not spell your
name with a Y;" Mr. then said It waa meant
lor him: the conversation then turned upon Mr.
Mann: tbe defendant aald be tried to put me In pri
son once and bad failed; be would libel blm to
morrow If he thought be (Mann) would prosecute
him: he said by adding or omitting a lotter the name
w.ou . oa en"rely changed: be Intimated tbat tbe
for llbeh "m WOB'd PMVsnt bis being arrested
Cross-examined I mm a boat-bnttder; I bave no
business now; I bave been out &r business for ten
rears; I bave been In the Government employ for
bree years and three months one time, and three
months another time; the remainder ot the tins I
did as I pleased: I went to tbe ofllce ot the Bun-iau
Mercwy In September, 1846: don't know what day of
the month or the week ft was; Mr. Yearer and P.eni.
W. Thomas went with me, I think; M. Hall
Stanton was not with me; he and I went there
at another time; Mr. Meeaer was In the
office tbe first time; saw other msu there, but
don't know them; I don't think they were
near enough to bear theeonversatlon: If they did tbey
must bave bad very sharp ears; can't tell the slue of
the otlicof I never was there before or since those two
occasions; at the time of the first visit I don't know
who were there, or how many were there; I saw one.
but would not swear that! saw two: this one wai In
slde el twenty feet of me: can't toll the dimension
of the room; Mr. Yeager asked Mr. Meeser about the
article, but I can t repeat the words; be went there
for some satisfaction about It; Mr. Meeser said. -Thai
Is not your name, you don't spell It with a Y-" Mr
Meeser did not say,"It don't mean you:"Icannot'recol
lect how the conversation turned on Mr. Mann: doa'l
remember bow or by whom tbe name of Mr. Mann waa
Intioduced; Meeser said Mr. Mann bad attempted to
put him In prison once, but bad failed, and if be
thought be (Mann) would prosecute him, he would
libel blm to-morrow: I told Mr. Mann of It some time
afterwards; caa't tell when; It Wasn't long afterwards"
1 T , Hi mu iu. same aay, or tne next day: I
don t know whether Mr. Yeager heard the conversa
tion; I don't know that Mr. Yeager Is dear; tbe next
time I Went there waa ahm-tiv r . i .Zl
same da;
aay. tne next d.v n tk. ... j
Mr,
. Hall BUnton went with me tbat day; no
) else was with me.- Mr. BUnton was accused of
one eise was iwitn me: Mr. BUnton was accused of
,u nwu jjir, amcr in yetting- tne article ud.
and we went thereto prove that he was not Implicated
In It: some ol the boys tbat were mentioned in tbe
article accused blm; Mr. Meeeer and Mr. Stanton
bad a conversation about It; Mr. Meeier said the let- '
ter came there, and that Mr. BUnton didn't write the
letter; don't remember anything else tbat was said:
be said If he published an article about Mr. btanton
he would call him "Mr. Soranton." ovu.uu
Charles Vansant sworn I am an officer of this
Court; obUlned a file of the Sunday Mercury front the
0I1JC6 yst8rfiey wu w
Mr. I)wlght-f his paper, the 8uhdy Mrrnivy, dated
November a, 18OT, contains an article beaded "Hill
Mann s still."
Joseph B. Brown sworn I reside at Wo. 82t Spring
Garden street; I am in the dry goods business. No. 15
North Second street; the firm la Kelley Brown
bave known Mr. Mann upwards of thirty years: have
known blm intimately.
Q. Did you know him wben he studied law? Ob
jected to, and objection sustained.
Captain Timothy Meeley sworn I was a oaptaln In
the 2d Pennsylvania Reserves; I was mustered In on
tbe 26th of May, 1891; I left tbe service on the 16th or
June, 1864: I was with my regiment during that time,
except for six weeks or two months, wben I was
away in consequence of being wounded; the regiment
left Philadelphia on the 291 b of May. 181. and went to
Kaston; Colonel Mann raised the regiment; he was
the first commanding oCUcer: he remained in com
mand from the time of Us organisation until Novem
ber, 1861.
Captain J. Orr Finney sworn Know Colonel Mann:
was acaptaln of tbe 2d Pennsylvania Reserves from
tbe time of Its orgao'satlon, and servftl three years; I
waa wounded In tbe arm.
Captain James M. Burns sworn Know Colonel
Mann; was a Captain In tbe 2d Pennsylvania Re
serves: Colonel Mann was the first commander of the
regiment.
T. Theodore F.sltng sworn Have known Mr. Mann
Intimately for thirty years; read the article In the
Sunday Aftrcury, and thought It referred to Mr.
Mann.
Knoch W. C Greene sworn Have known Colonel
Mann for about twenty years: read the article In the
ffuiulay Mermtry: I understand the article to refer to
William . Mann.
William Kuddiman sworn Am a uemborof the
Philadelphia iiar; have known Mr. Mann some
elt yen years; read the article; I thought It referred to
ColontlMann.
Benjamin M. TJusenberry sworn -Have known Oof
Mann for fifteen or twenty years; read the article
published In the tiuiulay Mercury; thought It to refer
to Colonel Maun.
Cross-examined I am a printer; I know Col. Mann
as a public ofHcer; did not know where his olHce was.
F. W. Bradford sworn Have known Colonel Mann
for twenty-five years; read the article In the ifumfut
Mercvrv; thought It referred to Colonel Mann.
Cross-examined I think his private otlloe la at
Fifth and Green streets; have never known blm to be
called Mr. Bill man until yesterday.
William B. Haggart sworn Have known Mr. Mann
about forty-tbree years: read the article which ap
peared in tbe ttunday Mureury; believed It to refer to
Mr. Mann: have never known blm to be called wii.
Hum Blllman.
Dr. Duffey sworn Have known Colonel Mann well
for about twenty-five years; I read tbe article In the
tiunday Mercury, and believed it to refer to WUliam
ii. Mann,
Conrad P. Kscher sworn Have known Colonel
Maun since be use been District Attorney: read the
article In tt Sunday Mercury, and thought ft referred
to Willl.m B. Manu.
John V. Heluler sworn Have knoWn Colonel Maun
about twelve yeari-; beard the article read iu Court
thought it referr d to William B. Mann.
t'rons-eamloed Have never kuown htm to be
felled William Blllman.
Thomas A. Barlow sworn Have known Colonel
Mann about ten years; my son read the article In the
family circle, and I beard lt thougbt It referred to
William B. Mann.
CroHa examined Never heard him called William
Billman. . "
Joseph V TIttermary sworn Have known William
B. Maun for ten or twelve years: read the aitlcle In
the unday .Mercury, and thought It referred to Win.
11. Msnn.
William H. Starr sworn Have known Mr. Mann
for twenty-five years; read the article Iu the fiuiulay
Mi rcury.-and thought it relerrod to William B. Mann.
Benjamin L. Berry sworn Have known tbe District
Attorney for a number of yvara: read the article la
the Sunday Mercury, ead 1 bong at It referred to Wil
liam B. Mann. . ,
Cross-examined Never heard htm called William
Blllman or lhe"Trlbune" of Philadelphia.
Jaints C. lledheffer sworn Am a member of the
Philadelphia ear; have known Mr. Mana all my lire;
lead tbe article tn the Sunday Mercury, and thought
It referred to William B. Mann.
A large number ot witnesses were examined, wbo
testified the same as the above.
William B. Maun sworn I am amember of the
bar, and bold the pt sltlon ot District Attorney for the
city aud county of Phlladeli bla; I bave been a mem
ber of t-e bar since 1888; I studied with Cuas. Naylor;
1 studied it at tbe wish of my father: I glanced at the
artlcle'on the day of Its publication! Isaw it lorn, own
bouse; 1 understood It to refer to tue; In retard to my
bnKer being chawed oil In a bar room UghiUislelse; It
was sb t on down tbe riven never Insulted a woman;
Iu my eltlce no tuna threw an Inksund in my face, or
Insulted me without resenting Iu I was Colonel of the
2d Pennsylvania Reserves; i raised tbe regiment; I
went to the front because there was a chance to fight;
I left tbe regiment la Noveiuoer at a place called
Camp Plerpont, about going Into win
ter quarters; I left it . because there waa
a great deal for me to do at home: nnvor made a
dollar oil ol any man in my regiment: never bad any
understanding with tbe sutler: 1 never asked Judge
Kelley to turn any man out of oflloe for auy purpose
whatever; don't know Mr. Meeser; neverdldknow
blm; there Is not a word of It true. No crosjtaxaml-
nation. . ' . . . : '
The Commonwealth Bore closed.
John A. Clara, q., opened fur tbe defense. He
raid tbat such a oue bad uoi been In the Court befoie,
within bis recollection. It Andrew Johnson ana
Thaddens Sleveus would prosecute all the publishers
or newspapers for the libellous articles which appeared
In tbelr papers, the penitentiaries ot the country
would not be sulllclently large to contain them. Tbe
defense would show that the story, lu Ita Intention
and design (so far as Mr. Meeser waa concerned), bad
110 reference to William li. Maun. Tbey would (how
wbo the author was, produce him lnCourt,aud show by
blm that he had no reference or allusion to Mr. Mann,
and tbat Mr. Meeaer, who Is but one of the publishers
ot tbe Sunday Mercury, never read or perused the
article or story complained of; that ll was seut to blm
aud by him given to the compositors, and tbat he
never saw or knew what It waa anlll the paper waa
lesued, Mr. Brown then went on to statu (uat the
case bad been brought to trial vry quickly, oullke a
treat many cases, tbe parlies In which are conapelled
o remain In Court day after day,
Tbe examination of witnesses for the defense was
then commenced.
COtJRT OF COMMON FLEAS-Judges Allison
aud Pal roe. The Orphans' Court argument list waa
resumed to-day.
COURT O QUARTER SESSIONS Judge Ludlow.
In tbe ease of tbe Commonwealth vs. Barlol, charged
with maintaining a uulaanee, before reported, the Jury
tendered a verdict of guilty. Sentence deferred.
MSI PRIUS Judge Sharswood. la the oaoe of the
Mahanoy and Broad MouaUIn I lull road Company vs.
Richards and fisher, before reported, the deteudanta,
as a set-off, put forth a claim for damages in f i jmj lor
Injury alleged to bave been sustained by a failure on
the part of plain tills to complete their branch road at
the time agreed upon In tbe Ouuuaot. Veidiot for
ulalnllfls. m:t 17.
Jeun Baird vs. Thomas T. Smith, treeiee.end Vary
Aaa toplcer and Jobs Baser. Aa aetloa of jaoUuuf
jtt jprvvMly ai JJrvaa aa paaphbs awww, A
- -j i " 7 uh . ii n
ber of deeds for the property were put la evM.nM
and the ease depended npon the right ol an kIZI
trial ibQt deda 19 wove the property. i. ,
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COTJBT-Todge
CadwaiaHer, la the caae or the United Sutra va.' '
Joseph Mero, the mate of tbe Amerioaa ship Jomipai r
lisher.cbanrad with tirnelly and wantonly baatiua- "
Uriah M. Weld. man, a Seaman of tbe same shire, n
tbe high seas, be ore remitted, the jury coavlcted. v
ai d the Court Imposed a fine of50. " .
Ibe United State vs. James Chambers and JohSI
Mullen. In this oase the defendants were oharaed; ..'
with carry Ing on a distillery without having paid the
special Ux. -
Richard Mllwood. Assistant Ateamnrof the Fourth!
District, testified One betorday night rereutly be
went to a stone bouse standing ou a vacant lot at .
Twenty-fourth and Coatee si reel, and found It fry
tened at all the doors and windows.
He knocked at the doors, nut hearing bo aotse la- ' i
side he proceeded to force open oneot the doors; aodi
Jutt as he bad sacceeded In openlug the door, Mullen ,
arose from a beach, rubbing bis eyes aa If be had been
asleep. De said be bad been wailing for Chambere,
hie employer, to come and pay blm his week's wagf, ,,
and bad fallen asleep, Tbla apartment was a coopwr'a
shop, being filled with new barrela and cooper's tool. . j
The witness went round the lotto an adjoining room, .
and, on forcing an entrance, tonnd a large sootn In '1
which were hogsheads filled with mash and a stUi Stat
for running. '
Tbla room was fn the same building with- tba
cooper shop, but separated lrom ll by a wall; ehs 1
left the premises Chambers came op, and onbelnc r
asked 11 be carried on the esubllahment, aatd be wan
a cooper, and did business there; Mullen said he waa
employed by Chambers la tbe cooper trade; ae be
lieved Chambers had rented the distillery to a man -
whom be didn't know.
There was no special license taken Ont far the dla- ;
tlllery and It was therefore selxed and forfeited. Bus
there being no evidence whatever to oonneet the
defendants with the charge, the Court Instructed tha
jury to acquit, and tbey did so. . -
FINANCE AND COMMERCE.
Oryica of thsj Evrtrrwo TnvomAra V
W edueaday, JUeo. U, u7.
The Stock market was excessively dull this
morning, and prices were without any material ', :
change. Government loans weie a fraction -lower.
101 was bid for MMOs: 1121 for 6s of 1881; " -1041
for Juno 7-30: 107 for 33 8-20s; '
1041 '64 for 6-20s; 105 for '6a 5 20s; and 107 foe ' 1
July, '66, 5-20s. City loans were unchanged: the '" '
new issue sold at 89, and old do; at 961, lute -rest
off. .
baiiroad shares were the most active on the) '
list. Lehigh Valley sold at 6061, a decline)
of i; Pennsylvania R. K. at 4949, an advance)
of t, and Philadelphia and Erie at 27J, no '
change; 1261 was bid for Camden and Am boy
2r for Little Schuylkill ; 64 for Norrwtown ; 67 for 1 ,
Minebill; 13 i for Catawlssa preferred, and 12 lor . ,
Northern Central.
City Passenger Baiiroad shares vrVre un " .
changed. 74 was bid for Second and Third; 63 -for
Tenth and Eleventh; 18 for Thirteenth and "
Fifteenth; 26 for Spruce and Pine; 44 for
Chesnut and Walnut; 64 for West Philadelphia;. :.
10 for Hestonvllle; and 30 for Green and
Coates. - . -
Bank shares were firmly held at full prices,' ' '
but we hear of no sales. - 102 was bid for' '
Seventh National; 62 for Commercial; 110 for
Northern Liberties: 66 for Girard; 80 for '-')
Manufacturers'; 70 for City; and 60 for Com
monwealth. - - . , ; j - J
; Iu Canal shares there vaas very little move
ment. Lehigh Navigation sold at 30i30J, no '
change. 13 was bid for Schuylkill Navigation :
common; 22 tor preferred do.; 12 for 8osqno - ..
hanna Canal; and 36 for Delaware Division. -
Quotations ot Gold 10 A. M., 1354; 11 A. M.' :c2
134j : 12 M., 136; 1 P. M.. 136 j, a decline of oa ,
the closing price last evening.
The return of the Bank of England for the) ' ' 1
weekending the 20th of November gives the. ,
followitg respite, when compared with the pre
vlonsweek: Begt.................M.w. fS.OTO.fllfl Increase ........ MW "'
Public Deposits..... G,0W,lO7 Decreaae....M St.lM :.
Other Deposits.-. 11I5,0B3 Iucraao.......,8tti,010 ;
On the other side of the account: .
Governmt eectirltIes.lJ,l K)3 No change!
Of ber Securities....... 1 60 too Decreav. 1,SM ' '
oies unemployed 13.1B7.7W) Increase..ltr7,0M
The amount of notes in circulation Is 23L-; "
899,915, being a oecrease of 249,736, and the)
stock of bullion In both departments is 22,
230,228 showing a decrease of 2678 when com
pared with the preceding return.
The earnings of the Union Paciflc Railroad! , '
for tbe month of October last were $81,617 from
Government business, and $186,654 from mer
chandise and passenser traffic, being a total for
the month ot $267,171. The working expenses
in the month were $120,146, leaving a net bal
ance of $147,025. The road at tbe end of Octo
ber was operated to '"Hays," 290 miles. The
total of the United States bonds issued oa 2G0
miles, $4,160,000.
PHILADELPHH STOCK EXCHANGE BALES TO-DAI
lie ported by Sebaven dt Bro., No. 40 8, Third street
FIRST BOARD.
tf'OO S-JOa '65.Jy.cp.... los 200 sh Big Moont-. H -
iaw New Jersey s....lti2X 13 ttl fuuua ii..... 4yJ . ,
fl-wCliy a, mua.ctp su g d. m3
tfloo do.N..cS;p. s7 a doTZTZTZ I2
It 0 sh Lit Sch B.bdO- X 14a do ".&. aojS-
. 16 ab Ih V R.Ib. 61 100 do.....b30 bo3
US dOw. is. KiJi 100 do...b6 SOU
Messrs. De Haven A Brother, Bo. 40 boath
Third street, report the following rates of ex- ,
change to-day at 1 P. M. : U, H. 6s of 1881, 1124
1121; do. 1862, 1074fgH07; do., 1864, 1041fl '
104 ; do., 1865, 106105j; do., 1866, new, W7IGA '
107i; do.. 1867, new, 107107f; do. 6s, 10-4us
101,(81011; do. 730 June, 104J106. do..
July, 104j105; Compound Interest Notes! .
June, 1864, 11940; do., July, 1864, ll-40;
do. August, 1864, 119-40; ao., October, 1864. '
119-40fft20; do. December, 1864, 119J119j; do ' ".
May, 1866, 117H74; do., Aucust, 1865, 1161Q "
116J: do., September. 1866, 116J116f; dot
October, 1866, 116j115. Gold, 136i136.
Silver. 130131. '
Messrs. William Painter A Co., bankets
No. 36 S. Third street, report the folio wins:
rates of exchange to-day at 12 o'clock j Gold
136136J; O. & 6s, 1881, 112j1124; U. 8. 6-208
1862, 107j107: do., 1864. 104rtl05; do., 1866!
105S1044: do. July, 18G5, 107i107,; do. July!
1867, 107107J; 6s, 10-40s, 101 1 101 f; U. 8.
7-308, 2d series, 1044(3106; 3d series, 1041
106; Compound Interest Notes, December, 1864.
119i; May, 1865, 117i; August, 1865, 116J; Sep.'
tember, 1805, 1161; October, 1865. 1154. v
Messrs. Jay Cooke ft Co. quote Govern,
ment seem 1 ties, etc,, as follows: U. 8, 6s of
1881,112U24; old 6-20s, 107jf108; new 6-20g.
18C4, 104lf?jl04I ; do., 1865, 1051061 ; do., July'
lU7J(3107,;do., 18C7, 107j(aiU7i; 10-40e, loiy
JOM; 7-SOs, June, I044105; do., July, l04Ja .
106. GoId,134i135t.
Philadelphia Trade Report.
Wednesday, Deo. 11. The Flour Market la '
quiet, but prices are steady. The demand la ' '
.from the home consumers, who operate with
extreme caution. Bales or a few hundred bar
rels at f7-608-2S for superfine, 18 509 26 for ex
tras, tJ10-75 for Northwestern extra family,
the former rata for Inferior; $107o12'60 for
Pennsylvania and Ohio do. do., at which 120Q
barrela were taken; and C137514 for fancy
brands, according to quality. Rye Flour is dull
at t8 509 bbl. 700 barrela Brandy wine Cora
Meal sold at 10ft 6-12'-a decline.
An active inquiry still prevails for prima
Wheat, but common grades are not inuub
wanted. Hules of 31XX) buatiels good and prime
red at 2-60(2 65, and 18,500 bushels No, 1 Mil.
wankee, to go oat of tne raariret, on secret ----K.velHheid
firmly. Bales of i'iin"lT "5
tl-70(q.l-75, and Southern at v allow at
less active. BaWs ot 600 busba! js and 160(1
bnjfbels new Western , jnlx--
uerV.TdTev.
d,snk
ComaiUdoner Wilson, of the General
T.tioffloe. has received returns from the
wl offloe at Tallahassee, Fla., showing that
during the month of November last 12J
faros? comprising 7701 acres, were added to
the productive area of that Btate, under the
Homestead at of June 21, IBM, which ,003
taoa the eiitrisa to eight acres.
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