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H 'JL JlJiJild A. VOL. VlII-No. 140 PHILADELPHIA, THUESD AY, DECEMBER 12, 18G7.:i DOUBLE SHEET-THREE CENTS. FIRST EDITION! HORRIBLE TRAGEDY IN NEW ML The managers of Rival Baafis of Negro Minstrels the Parties to the Affair. FULL DETAILS CF THE MljRDEH Manager Kelly Shoots Tom. Sharp ley, und. Manager . Sam Sharpley Slioot Kelly. . AXtc. Kta., St.( JEt Kta., Kt. XYwnthe JVetu York rapert 1 today. It would 'sewn, Judging from the criminal event of the.past low manias, that there la a certain time of the year in which crime, like levers ot a malignant ty pc, becomes epidemic, or, otherwise speaking, that whenever some iearlul deed of blood is done In one part ot the city or country, for a week or so afterwards crimes the were menlloaof which makes oue's tblcod run Oill with an inexpressible terror, follow, ore atter the other, 4n quick and awful Bucc'epflon. The details of borriole crimes that occur to often in our midst cannot tail to Im press the attentive observer ot events .and things with this fact that there is oc.lv too good ground for this theory. Up to a few days npo there iiad been ior a month the ueoal unbloody lull in the aflalrs . of every-day life in this city and Brook lyn; but the lull ceai-t'd on Monday last, when the door of a bed-room in a house in the latter place wus thrown open, and the distorted faces of a mother and daughter, locked in the embrace of death, struck horror to the souls of the allrtcbtea beholders. The excitement occa sioned by the mystery overhanging this strange occurrence,' which is still fresh in the minds of every reader, has not whollv mbsided, yet a tragedy nioie (earful, more bloody, and more revoltiug, because of its surroundings, and the manner and means used to accomplish It, yes terday took place ta. the upper portion of this citv. The facts are a follows: Yesterday afternoon a matinee was given at the Fifth Avenue Theatre, which is situated in Twenty-fourth street, near Fifth avenue, and just adjoining: the Filth Avenue Ilotal. Theatrical matinees in the metropolis, gene rally speaking, ate always well attended by a large number of actors and actresses, or other performers on the stage, who, being themselves employed at their theatres or minstrel balls, are unable to go beyond their own footlights to find theatrical amusement otherwise than at the day performances given at certain theatres. In the audience which "assisted ," as tbe French would ew, at the matinee perform , ance held at the Fifth Avenne Tneatre yester day there was a large cumber of actors and min strels among others Sam Sliarpley, of the Theatre Cumique, and Messrs. Kelly and Loon, of Broadway. WHAT LED TO TUB KUHDEB. It appears that there has been for some time past an intense feeling of rivalry between these persons in regard to the relative menu of the 'bUBiness" of their respective establishments, which was far from being mollified by a rumor which reached fr'nm Kharpley's.ear since his establishment in NevYork, to the effect that Leon bad been slandering him tn the vilest manner in various wave. When Sam Sharnlev. Therefore, iperceived Kelly and Leon sitting near him trie wuiin oi me narrow aisie. oi me theatre alone separating the seats of the former rem that of the latter-he determined, as he ' .ays himself, to give Lew a "piece ot his mind" as toon as the performance had come to an end, ana the audience had dispersed into the street. With this benevolent inte ntion strongly Bxed in Lis mind, Kara went into the street when tho people beaan to leave the house, and as Kelly and Leon paused him, he tapped the latter on the thoulder to attract his attention, l.eon wheeled romd and Ham then exclaimed: "r'ou've been talking about me, and say.ng that ail the pro perly I had was mortgaged. Now, I tell you you're a dd liar.'' Leon flared up at this com plimentary remark, and replied ' in equally polite language, designating Sam as a very low animal. The latter retoreu by daring Leon to repeat bis abusive remaik.at the same time taking oil' his overcoat and placing himself in a fighting altitude. Leon repeated the remark, ani i-nmediiitel) struck at htm, and, as tee lat ter said, was then at once et upon by both, Kelly and Leon. The unequal fight hud hardly lasted a minute, when, even to the surprise of ham, his orother Tom, who had been present at tbe matinee unsoowu 10 una, ana wuo uaa been attracted to tho spot by the melee, appeared npon the scene and proceeded to assist bam by endeavoring to put Kelly hort de combat. "loo take care oi him, Tom," cried Sam, as soon as be was made aware of his brother's presence, and - desigaating Kelly as be tpoke: "You take care of him and I'll settle this lellow," pointing 10 Leon. Tbe latter, however, not appearing to like the look of things, made ud his mind that the better part I of valor under the ciroumstaices, at far as he 1 was concerned, would De in precipitate tiieht; so, suiting tho action to the thought, he turned from Hani's blows and ran at the height of his speed towards Broadway, with Sam iu hot pur suit. On scaring the corner Luon faced about, and again was the fighting between the two re newed, when Ollicer Frease, of the Broadway squad, who happened to be iu the vicinity, and sedng that there was some disturbance in the midst of the excited crowd that surged wildly about in tbe street, made his way towards r-ain Bbarpley and Leon, aud succeeded, after a elicit ttiuggle, in separating tbe two men. THE MUEDEU. Just at this moment the report of a firearm resouDded loudly throughoui the street, pro ceeding evidently from the spot near the theatre door where, ffuring tbe bant between Smu fharpley and Leon," Kelly and Tom Sharpley had been also de-perately Dub ing. As the clear, ringing report fell on his car, Sara feharpley turned quickly about and saw his brother fall heavily, as if deal, into the gutter by tbe sidewalk, and Kelly wiik up to the body as it fell, aim his revolver at tbe rostrae lorui, and discharge tbe contents ot one ol Us barrels. ALMOST 4 DOUBLE MCEDER. Sam took the whole sceno lu at a c lance, aid drawing hie revolver, rushed maoly towards Kelly, discharging one ot tbe barrels as he ap proached him, the bull taking e;iect just behind hU intended victim's left ear, aud lodgiDg over the temple. He again quicklv cocked bis re volver, and again aimed at Kelly; but before the bail was discharged Ollicer Freese hid teized hold ot his arm, and hy wrettchtuif it upwardsthe direction ot the bullet waicoanged, it pacing, however, through the index finger of Sam's lett hand as it sped Irom lu chamber, causing an ugly wound. SCENES IN TUB VICINI.IT. It would be impossible to portray the terror and confusion tbat reigned auong ihe crowd in the street at ibis ataee of the terrible affray, kt icon as Tom Sharpley had fallen, struck by the firht bullet from Kelly's revolver, tbe multitude ul persons men, women, and children, the larger pcit.on ot wbom had ju-it come fioin the theutre, and who-e number were b-inir at every second augmented by the people coming tut of the house and by tbe buudreds who bud been a.tructed to tbe spot by the report ol flrti ai ma, scattered in all directions, the wouiea fcj4 ckUdxia ftVylag utteraact to, u OPJst piercing : shrieks of terror. The r.ien for a time seemed rooted to the spot by the sudden horror of the scene, and hut three or four dared to advance towards Kelly, or even towards the pot where tbe body of Tom Bharpley lay watering in blood. tso spell was but momentary, however, and as Ollicer Freese seized hold of Sam Sharpley, and struggled with him for the possession of his revolver, sevetal men rnshed forward to his assistance: others proceeded to lilt the body of Tom Sharpley, awd others to look after Kelly, who bad suddenly disappeared in the crowd, but who wasfrnsKy tound by Officer Kennedy, of the Twenty-ntuth Precinct, alter a diligent search, nrsr the drag store corner of Twtnty fourth street and Broadway, where he had been conveyed by his friends, - TBI MURDERED MAN. Tom Sharpley, when lifted from the gutter, was found to be dead, the body having been Fiierced by-two ballets; the one, it is believed, n tbe refiloa of tbe heart, and tbe other In the head. The corpre wan carried Into the vestibule of tbe theatre and there laid upon the floor: strange to say, the crowd that had hurtled and tootfciiy surged about it belore, maintaining, fu if bycorouion conwnt, while the body was being carried throueh tbelr midst, a silence tbat whs painful in tbe extreme, so suddenly did the hu? b of voice and the subsldenco ot the confused noise of many feet on the pavement fall upon every one present. SCENES IN THB THEATRE. In the custody of an ollicer, now weeping most bitterly, now ventaug bis grief in bitter invec tive on tbe nuirdeier of his brother, and threat ening, in Hi madness, all manner of vengeauce on bis bead. Bam Ehaxpley waa brought into the vestibule, and stood in the presence of tho dead. The sight of the corpse seemed to work upon him most powerfully, and it was as much as his friend could do to quiet htm and prevent his attempting to seek out Kelly to avenge tbe death of his brother. He became more quiet, however, as the afternoon wore on, and when the body of the dead man was taken to the Wrrgueaod himself to tbe Station House, he PI eared the more seriously to realize the awlul tragedy in which he had acted so oloody, and, perhups, so fatal a part. THB MURDERER. As soon as Kelly was taken into custody he was conveyed Into the drug store on the cor ner oi Broad way and Twenty-fourth street, and accompanied by Lon was ied to the baeoieut ot the house, where a physician probe i bis wound, and found tbe ball deeply embedded in tbe head, above the left temple, it bavingpassed in behind tbe ear. His leit eye was conside rably bruised, which be snid was caused by a blow be received Irom Tom Sharpley. He did not appear to be suffering much from his wound,1 which has not been declared necessarily mortal, tbouch very serious, and conversed quite freely with his friends. In reply to a question concern ing his shooting Tom Sharpley, be contended tbat he bad drawn his revolver in sell-defence, but retrained from talking much upon the subiect, evidently feeling convinced tbat to keep bU own counsel was the best thing he could do under tl e circumstances. He expressed a great deMre that tbe perlormance at the Theatre Comique should not be stopped tbat evening on account ot the affray in which he wa concerned, and was evidently much cbaurlned when told by Captain Speight tbat Leon would have to consider himself under arrest, and, therefore, would be unable to perform that night, Kelly, to judge from his outward manner, did not, at least within a few hours alter the murder, realize the full horror of bis fearful position. GOING TO THE STATION HOUSE. It took but a few moments for the physician who was called in to attend him to examiue and partly drees Kelly's wund, aud as soon as this was acne be, with Leon, was placed in a car riage, with an officer on the box oo-ade the duver to anticipate "accidents," and wa oon veyed to the Station House. It required no small eflort on tbe part of the police to keep back the crowd that thronged about the car liage, fully two thousand in number, as Kelly v.as placed in it, and wbeu it ami the wagon containing unfortunate Tom Sharpley's body drove oil, it was followed for several blocks by a large number of excited mm, each of whom seemed to vie with the other in keeping nearest to tbe carriage and fbe waon, although neither the body of the murdered man or the murderer was in any wiee expos-ed to view. Tbe following S'a'emcnu were substantially maae to our reporter by Sam Sharpley, Lion, and Officer Fiecse: STATEMENT OP SAM SOARPLEY. I went to tbe matinee at tbe Fit'ih Avenue Theatre tbia atterooon, having tome business to attend to with Mr. Garland, and on entering, an u-her, recognizing me, wanted me to take a Jront seat, but 1 refused, and sat down in one of tbe seats not far from the door. If I had taken the front seat, perhaps what b happened would not have occurred. 1 bad scarcely been scaled a minute when afews'ats to my left I saw Kelly and Leon, and as I had buen toll that the latter bad been spreading about the untruth that all tbe property 1 nud wai mort gaged. I determined at the end oi tbe perform ance to give him a piece of my mind. Besides, we bad rival houses in Bo-ton at one time, and Kelly and Leon had Induced two or three of my people (minstrels) to leave mr bouse. When the people were coming out afler the matniee I stepped up to Leon, tapoed him on tbe btonluer and toltt him I had heard be had been talking to and so about me, and ( wanted him to understand it was d d lie. He called me by en opprobrious name, and on my daring him to repeat it and on hit doing so I took off my coat, and we beeau to qu iirel, Kelly joining Leon auainst me. Snddeulv my bro'her Tom came up. he having been a' the matinee, I sup pose, without mv knowiug it, and I told bun to manage Kelly w bile 1 would attend to Leon. Tbe latter started to run then, and I after him, wbeu I heard the report ot a pis-ol. turned iound, saw my brother tall, and Kelly stand over bun and shoot at bra wtienhe wis down. I then drew my revolver, tired at Kelly, and was about to fire aain when the officer ezei my bnnd and tbe bullet went tbrougo my own cneer. I never balauy 111 feeling against Kelly personally. TATEMENT OF OFFICER FEBESB. I was on Broadway nar "V'M-nty-'oiinh street this af'eruoon aoout 4 o'clock, and on looki is down the street my atfntiou a a tractod hy the audience cotn.ng nut of the theatre. I tbeu saw two men. wm turned out to be Leon and Sam Sliarpley, tiirbtme I went and fepara'.ed theui, and j list thn beard a report of a oreartn in tbe direction nearer the ibeatre. I ros'ied forward and ha IVm bbarpley tall into the gutter ai.d Kelly del v?r auo'ur shot Into his body wh le I. whs ou tb" ground. Sam Sharpley tbeii iii: bed up, am be'ore I could stop hl'h bot Kelly, and as jm kiiig his revolver to tire again, when I seized hold o' h a arm aud changed the direction ol tbe sr.o', STATEMENT OF LEON. I was romti g out o' tbe iheatre, just after tbe maiinee, when Sim Sarpiev ci'ue up behind me aud used tne moat abn-ive luniruuge to me. 1 had no. interfered with bun in any manner. We i hen got Into a quarrel, wheu dan Sharpl.-v struck ne a bio m the lace and his br ther attacked Kelly, The stoo'ius ' ben took plae, and I believe Kelly tho- Tom Sharpley iu self defeiihe. ' Tom Hbarpley, the mur l"ie 1 mm, wa thirty one years o ac: lollowed m9rcnille parauiU as a vot a'.ion ; was marnd, and lived in T venty sevenib street, iear Fifth avenue. He was a stoutly built, finely foned n an, and it it said by hie' friends as noi over given to irettiog into diUiculue with o ber men. He leaves a ti e and two children. Sam Sharpley, who shot Kelly, (s thlrty-slx pais ot a?e. a rains rel a' tbe Theatre Comioue, Is married, ana has one cb.il i. He resides at lha Hevere House. Kelly is a Moutlv built man, a ll't'e over tho mc dium size, and is a joint proprietor of tho ni'untrel hall conducted under the or in name of Kelly A L on. An Inquest will beheld OQ th bodv t lie Btuxdticd nan to-day, CHARLES DICKENS. Bala of Tickets Tstrdajr t Rttlnvray 1111 for tba Reroud Cotfrs of Readings. "8amlvel, my son, bevare of the vldders," was the constant advice of tne elder Wellnr to hta hopeful progeny, tba attendant of Pick wick; adU the New York people might be ad vised in a similar manner to "beware of the agents" If one might Judge by the way la which those gentlemen operated yesterday at the sale of tickets for the Linkens readings In fstelnway Hall. Tbe airenttt flocked early to the scene, and, having secured comfortable posi tions In front of UK) queue, thought they were going to have It all their own way, and be able to buy np the bunt seats and sell them at fabu lous prlecs. Tliey were mistaken, however. Mr. Dickens' manBger was too acute for the enterprising tlckeleeekera, and by a dexterous flank move ment disponed of the back seals first. These lb speculators were naturally forced to buy in turn.utid as ach person was only allowed to fiurcbese six tickets, the agents had to retreat rom the literary auction, and the general puMio were thus enabled to have a chance of einins! tickets at st fair price by purchasing tbrm dlrecily for therneetve.i, Instead of being forced to proon re them through, the agent at s more than cent per cent premium From 8 o'clock yesterday morning the crowd outside of Stelnway Hall began to gather, and ty lu o'clock, at winch hour the ticket nrtlue wps opened, more than four hundred persons had assembled, and these, forming In long line, or gveve, which reached from the hall round Irvu g place In front of the Academy of Music as farasth vomer of Fifteenth street, walled Impatiently to have their ehanoe of buy ing pasttboards for these reading of "Ito" Nearly all the characters of the finions novelist might have been rbserved among the crowd. Captain cuttle was there, carefully wrapped up In a pilot Jacket and fur collar, and calling out to 'Waller, boy" to "stand by" while fully pre pared to make ' note of everything, an set down In the catechism. "I. II." too, was promi nent, ami Mr. Corker might be seeu smiling and allowing bis teeth as usual, preparatory to procuring a iront seat in the balcony. The "fat boy" WBHBgleep, leaning against a lamp-post, wearied out by his lneflecliial attempts to get into tbe ring, while Ham Wei lor was chatting tbe crowd and raised tbe Dickens with Mr. PecksnlfTand Ohueclewlt, Mark Tupley all the -time exclaiming that it was "awfully Jolly." All kept in line, however, aud walled paiienily to Ret thfcir turn without any scrambling or confusion; arkl although the tickets were given out rapidly there was no perceptible decrease in tbe numbers of the crowd. As each man got into tbe ticket oirice he banded forty-eight dollars to the clerk, aud got his six seta of tickets for the course of four itsdings red tickets, white tickets, purple ticket, and green tickets. The best piaoes were soon sold off. aud ere twelve o'clock tbe upper balcony was the only place left vacant lor tbe seekers after Dickens to avail theru selvfsof. Tlieae latter tickets wer also soon sold ont, however, aud within three hours after tbe suction began the last seat was disposed of and tbe sale ended. Many people had to go sway disappointed, and bewailed their fate In not bavli'g got up earlier to Stelnway Hall. One enthusiastic Individual Is reported to have stared in front of the building, from eight o'cloi K on tbe previous evening, in order to be In time the next morning. It is to be hoped tbat he secured a good seat. Heveral policemen were present to preserve order all tbe morning; hut their servloes were not particularly required, as no nolso or distur bance arose. The people filed in on one side of a barricade erected across tbe ticket otllce and then filed out at the nlber side lu regular order after procuring their paaaes and exchanging their greenbacks. The arrangements appeared complete to save the puhllo and the employes trouble. "Tbe Colonel" himself would have been satisfied, and even Mr. JeOdrson Brlok seeu nothing to giumble at. - Mr. Dickena' Visit to ttie "Black Crook." Last evening Mr. Dickens vlsted Niblo's Tb aire and tne Black Crook, thus adding one more to the eight or nine hundred million per sius who are advertised as having viewed that HblonlshliiK spectacle, which In lta wonderful run outstrips all oi her poaslole plenea He kept himself In the shady background of a prosce nium box, and although It was very geceially kDOwn that he was present, he was seen by but few, and thero was, of course, no demon stration. Mrs. tnd Mr. J. T. Fields, of Boston, and Mr. Dolny were of the parly. Mr. Dlckeus mude u n unw Ise choice la the theatre if be wished to tee a, New York auitino; and perhaps re ceived no more notable lmprekslou from bis vlKlt thin a little wonder that even an ass-ra-blBKe of New Jersey oystermen could take de light. In snch a round of Incomprehensible puerilities as this plec- presents aside from the dancing. AT. Y. Herald nf to-day. VIRGINIA. Organization of tb Conservative Con v v.ntlon in Richmond. Washington, Dec. 11. I have just receive! the lollowing from Richmond: Tbe Couterva tive Convention conveued th's. morning at 11 o'clock in the theatre. A large number of dele sates were present. Tbe Convention was called to order by Mr. Willouguby Newton of West moreland i ounty. On his motion Tnomas Jef tetson Randolph, of Albemarle county, was ap pointed temporary chairman. Tbe Committee ot Thirteen on Permanent Oieanizaiion reported tbe name ot A. H. H. Muart, of Augusta county, as President of the Convention, and thenumes of K. M. T. Hunter, 8. D. Moore, S. S Bjci.ck, Colonel ft. T. Preston. Thomas S. Flournoy, General J. L. Kemper, C. M. ewton, William H. Mactarland, Colouel G W. Bollinir. 3eueral J. A. Wauer, John K. Tucker, R. W. Uunicr, aud Wood liouldivin as Vice-President. On takine tbe ch tlr the President thanked ihe Convention for the honor they had con f el red upon blm in miking him the chairman of an sssemblv which embraced o large a portion of tbe iitell'gence and patriotism of Virginia. Tbey met uuner ctrcumstaices of powerful inte rest and solemnity. They ha I met to advance the iu'erests of no party. He thanked God that tbe striivsle tbrouwh which tbey bad passed, if it had rt'ected no hine else, had oblitera'ed old party lines and anlnaoBiiie. They came not as Wtiigs or Democrats, but a V rgiuiaos. They caa ewi h no ageresmve purpose, out ouly to seek a ri storatiou oi tbeirrignis. Wu-n the war closed the people were told that if tbey would repeal the act of Secession aud repudia'e the Coj f.. derate debt their rights would be vectored. Thev pp mpily acceded to these terms which involved no eaciilce of seU-reppeid ; but new coudlnom bad beeu imposed upon them. Tbey wuuli be laise to their nature, false to the niemory of their ancestor?, it ibey were to ac cede, 'ihey came with united voice t proteat agamst the move to inuugura e other than a whue man's pxrty. Tbey came to appeal to tbe tense and the justice of tbe North to comply wiih their promises They were surrounded by d iliculiics on every side. Tbey rau-t be caretul. They were aware that a inovi meat wa lu lorce to prevent ihe laud of Wastiuaion. Heniy, Mad i.-on aud Jetlerou tioiw beieg broupbl under the domination of au alien interior race. Tbey wanted orguulzation. As waa said by H eir temporary cbairinan, wh'tt ever opinions iby rright have eutertamed in retard to tece-su.u were now regarded as erro neous, or at least as lmoraciicable. It rem lined tor them to endeavor to becure io Virgiuia her inst r ctits, and to pre erve thn institutions cf Vlrpinit iniaot. Their r ght miebt b wres'ei from them by viol-nce; but he ws cond lent that no n an in ihe bearing of his voice would ever be accetsorv willingly to her degradation. The set-siou ol the Cjd vcntion will be resumed to-morrow. Doctors Diffbb. Dr. Bushnell makes, in a chapter on Insect Infestations, powerful argument in favor of the omnipotence aud benevolence of the Deity. The New York correspondent of a Loudon paper, however, wonders tbat skeptics have never based an argument against the possibility of an om nipotent, omniscient, and purely benevolent Creator upon tlx cooxiauimi tJ til iuosiaito Mlsuan, SECOND EDITION FROM WASHINGTON TO-DAY. Ihe Whisky Men and Congress The Snow and Hall Storm at the -Capital, Etc. special despatches to tub evening telegraph. WAaaiNOTON, Dec. 12. Tb Btorm and It Polnga. ' A severe storm of rain, snow, and sleet com nienccd during the night, and has lasted all the morning, seriously Impeding locomotion through tbe city. Some of the city railway cars were stalled on the streets, and many clerki of the depattments were late at their desks in conse quents The trains from tho North arrived in good season. Diusads ef the Whliky Men. It is not likely that the demauds of the distil lers and rectifiers, as in Jicatcd by their proceed, ings last night, will meet the views of Congress. The changes in tbe law as proposed by tbem would leave them masters of the situation. They are opposed to all espionage on their business, and disapprove of subordinate revenue officers' except assessors and collectors, whom tbey know by experience they could easily control in most cases. This sweeping change will find few friends in Congress. FROM EUROPE BY CABLE. Horning Report of Utrkstt, London, Dec. 12. Consols for money, 93; U. 8. Five-twenties, 72; Illinois, 89J; Erie, 48. Liverpool, Deo. 12. Cotton quiet aud un changed. The sales are estimated at 70U0 bales. Bieadfctufls are quiet. Shipping Intelligence. Southampton, Dec. 12. Tbe steamer Cimbrla has gone to Belfast to receive repair. Tue SaxoDia arrived at midnight. QuEENsrowN, Dec. 12. The steamer City of Washington has arrived. '' On o'clock Market Report. Lonpon, Dec. 12 115 P. M. Consols have de clined to 92 13-16 for money. American securities are steady and un changed. Paris, Dec. 12 There is a strong feeling on the Bourse, and Bentes have advanced. , . Liverpool, Dec. 12 115 P. M. In cotton there is rather more doing, and the' sales will probably reach 8000 bales. Middling uplands, 7Jd.; Orleans, 71d. Breadstuff's Tbe market is dull and quiet. Corn is quoted at 46a. 9d. per quarter for mixed Western. Wheat. 15s. 2d. lor white California, and 13s. 6d. for No. 2 Red Western. Barley 6s. 3d. per bushel. Peas, 3s. 8d. Provisions Lard has advanced to 50s. Tallow has declined to 44s. Beef, 112s. 6d. for winter cured. Pork, C9s. ior Eastern prime mess. Bacon, 41s. for Cumberland cut. Cheese, 62s. Produce Rosin, 7s. 3d. for common Wilming ton, and lis. ior medium to flue. Petroleum, 2s. for spirits, and Is. 3d, for standard white. Sugar quiet at 26s. 6d. for No. 12 Dutch stan dard. Cloverseed, S9s. for Americau red. Lin seed oil has declined to 37; whale oil, 39; sperm oil, 112. FROM BALTIMORE TO-DAY. Political Petition for nr. Mndd'a Par don The Know and Hall Btortn, Etc, SPECIAL DESPATCH TO THE EVENING TELEQB APH. J Baltimore, Dec. 12. John W. Garrett was re' elected yesterday President of the Baltimore and Ohio Bailroad. fie made a handsome Speech, raying he only consented to a re-election be cause cf an anxiety to carry out certain enter prises in existence connected with the Company. The Maryland physicians held a meeting here yesterday, alter their regular session, and ap pointed a comuiitrea to visit President Johnson and ask tor a pardon of Dr. MudJ from the Dry Tortuvas. Ex'Governcr Pratt is now rnnnlng in strong opposition to Govemor Swann tor United Stales Senator. A terrible snow storm is now prevailing, and it is jtxtremaly cold, with almost a hurricane of wind ' Jlailroad Accident. . Clevbland, Dec. 12. A local freight train on the Cleveland and Toledo Bailroad oroke through tbe bridge over Sandutky river, at Fremont this morning. Tbe engine and ten cars are in the river. The conductor, named Carver, is missing and supposed to be in the wreck. Markets by Telegraph. Diw York, Dec lx Blocks strong. Chicago and Bock Island, 97; Ilea1 lug, Camon Oouimuy. 1'V, Krle Knilroud. 7. Cleveland and Toledo, liS'i; Cleveland and Plttaburg, m: Pittsburg and Fort Wayne. -,'; Michigan Ceutral, IH'X: kUcblgau South em, s?'.; New York Central, 1175; Illinois Cen tral, Cumberland preierred, 128; Missouri 6s, Hudson Klver, 182X: U. a Flve-tweutlea, lirt,; do ISM. do. 1865. los.V: Ten-forties, lot : pfvrrj-thlitles, lei. old, hiS. Money, 7 per cent, ijcliaime unchacged. RAILROAD ACCIDENT. TerrlVl Casualty on tit Vermont Cen tral Railroad A Car Filled with Laborer Backed flf th Abutment of a Bridge Into th lllver, Seventy Feet Below h rightful Los f Life. Burlington. Vt., Deb. 11. Abiut seve i y vt orkimu, mostly eduouted mecbauics, dint d at the Nortbfleld Hotel at half-past 12 o'clock to-day, and immediately afterwards proceeded by a train, composed of an engine and one pas fcrtiger car, to Hailow Bridge, one and a half miles distant, up a heavy grade, the train moving backwards. As they approached the bridge tbe englueer could not shut off tbe attain readily, aud only succeeded iu checking the speed ot tbe train in time to save the en gine Irom going over the embankment. As tbe centre ol tbe oar struck the biinkof the pitclpice It broke fntotlnee picots, the roof sliding foi ward and hail tne body railing seventy feet to iberlvtr bed. About twenty-five men were spilled out In a pile ou a shelving rock twenty-five feel below tbe track, the rear half ot the car hilling upon tlieiTi, and (tie tender uuon tbetopofth.it. it wusibere that most of the fatalities occurred. The tender leinalned on the bbeir. About ten I ertons saved themselves by Jumping fro.n the car before reaching the brlok. Fifteen were instantly killed, aud four more died soon after, nnd there are others that cannot survive. Beareely any ecaped aerlous Injury. bupei lnleudenl if. il. Locklin, who was rid ing on the rear pisiform of Ihe oar, and Mr. W. Tenny, master bridge builder, who was on tUO tender, escaped byjurapiug. The dead and wounded were brought to Nortbfleld by cars and sleighs, and surgeon were called there from all the eaalern part of the Htulo. A special train from this city car. led physicians and help. Those falling with ttie half or the car that first went over the en tire seventy feet are mostly all living. , The deceased were all among the most useful men lu Vermont, aud will be sudly missed by the Hlale at large. There are luaiiy rumors afloat censuring tbe engineer; but Is hoped tbat he Is Innocent. Many believe that wbeu be wished to slop the train tue engine was beyond his control. Ills name is Frank Abbott, and lie has been in tho employ ol ihe eouintiuy uauy years. ina.uU wlU be hUd UuUijHlIalelyt LEGAL INTELLIGENCE. Th Libel Case Commonwealth r. tleeaer. COURT OP QUAriTKB RiCSSTONS-JticW Pre, ster. This morning Judge Krewster charged the Jury in the case of th Commonwealth vs. Meeser, as rol lows: Gentlemen of tbe Jury: As yon have hoard this n a proeeTutlon tor libel, Ihe Indictment charges In substance ihat tbe defeodaDi. on tbe first dav ot De cember, 1867. puhllsheu In a certain newipapor la this city, est led ihe iVtiwnv Ttferettn. a false and mullolous libel or and concerning William IS. Maun, the District Attorney or this county, against the form or the statute In surli caoe mane and provided, and agaluat Ihe peace and dignity or the Commonwealth. . . Ii It necMnry in all men case for tue Jury to be saii.Bed beyoud all reaaonable donbt: Knot-That the defendant published th article mentioned In the Indictment. Peound That tbe matter he pnhllahed was libellous. Third That it referred to tbe person and con veyed the insinuation! charged In ihe Indictment. Th Commonwealth Is bound to make out all tbeu fioint beyond a reasonable doubt, before tbe da eDdant can be required to present his defense. It tuny be proper to remark that laws punishing libels bave altar round a place la the Jurispru dence or all nations who bave valued the cnaracler and honor of their clttr.ens. Amongst the Jeffs, to slander any one, particularly those lu authority, ws exprtssiy rnrbldden by tbe laws or Moses. Tue same principle was rrcognlzed even hy heathen rulersand legislator. Lord Coke mentions a law of tbe JLydiaDs, by which the publishers or a ilaudnr wer to belet blood In the tongue, and the listener and arp'anders in tbe ear." Tne laws ot the Pr alans, of bolou, aud of Home all punished ibis oflense. Juatlnlan In his iDs'ltutes classed libels amongst private Injuries ol the blgbesl degree. King Anred commanded tlint lb forger of slander should bave bis tongue cut out. nuless he redeemed It by tbe price ot b s bead; and tbougb tbe sevorlty ol sncn punishments whs In tlm mitigated, the offense CI libel baa always been punished In .England and all the t-UtUt ol Ihe Union. The r.a on given for this Is, "that th effect of a libel Is a twofold damage a damage to puhllo order by provoking private contentions. technically termed bretcbesot i be . peace, and a damage to the Indivi dual in bis cbaraoier and credit." It la tor the brat ot these reasons (that a libel pro voltes "a breacb of the public p.aoe") tbat the saying, "the treater th truth tb greater Ihe libel.' has f eased Into maxim, "lor ft Is unnecessary tttny hat the public peace maybe equally interrupted by tbe provocation of a libel, whether tne tubject matter be true er ralne." It is, however, ntetess In the present case for ns to enter upon this vexed question, for tbls defendant bas not offered to prove tne truth oi the charges con tained In the alleged libel, lie rests his detente upon a position entirely different, utterly denying tbat ha ioteuoea lo point io th District Attorney, or, Indeed, to any pei boo. It may be Interesting, however, for ns to know that While me remarks ot General Hamilton tail U , Jrsttce (aftf rwerds Chancellor) Kent, la People vs. I'roswell, for a libel on the President of the United Hi ales (S Johns. Caa 887). led to tbe passage of a law In the Hlale of New York, permuting tbe truth tn b given In e,nence In sucn cases, and while Keutucky, Tennessee. Ohio, and New Jersey have reoogolxsd tbe same principle, thebtate of Pennsylvania was uu first to take this step lor the security ul the .Liberty of , rim., passing from the consideration of these general matters, let us direct our attention to the especial tlemenia or lls prosecution: First, then, as to tbe fact of publication. Tbe Commonwealth alleges tbat tbe defendant Is one of tbe proprietors and publishers er th paper In which tb alleged libel appeared. Mr. Michael Byrnes has proven that be bought on of th papers containing this article at the oOloe of th tiaiuiay Mfrevry. . Mr. Charles P. Wilson says that he was employed by tb deleodant lo attend to a department ot this paper, and tbath bas seen Mr. Meeser at tbaorUce. Mr. Uraffen states mat be Is la thq olllse ot tbe Sun day Mercury, and tbat Ihe defendant is on ot the uublLibeia. Mr. JibnW. Trszler. th United States Assessor, atid Ueneral A. !. Megllton prove toat the Uo era men! tax Is assessed and paid iu the name of VVil.Um Metser&Co. Air. William F. Fenton, of the Letlaer office, proves teat tbe forthcoming- publication oft his article waa adveiilsed iu the lutlic Luiger, and be produces tbe manuscript ot tbat advertisement, wblcn Mr. Qrafleu testlbes I In the handwriting of tba defendant. The witnesses for the defendant also connect him with tbe publication of tbls newspaper, and I pre sume though Ibis Is entirely for you tbat the allega tion that tb defendant Is on' ot tbe proprietors la hardly a question or serious dispute. Ir you so ltul, tbeu tbe lact that others may be la partnership with him Is r llaelf no deleuse. Tbe second point which It Is necessary for th Commonwealth to establish is. that the article pub lished waa a libel. A libel has been defined to be "a malicious publication, expressed either In prlnt Ira or writing or by signs or pictures, tending either to Injure society generally, or to biackea the memory ot one cead, or the reputation of on living, audexposehlm to public hatred, contempt, or ridicule." Our statute upou this subject, declares- "I hat ir any person shall write, print; publish or exhibit any malicious or defamatory libel, lending either to olack en the memory or one who Is dead or tbe reputation ot one who Is alive, and thereby ex pose Llm to public haired, contempt or ridicule, sucn person shall be guilty or misdemeanor, aud oil con viction be punished as therein directed." Yen will tbereiore see ibat upon this branch of th rate It will be recesiary lor you to hud ibat tbe arti cle was rtallcious and waa calculated lo blacken the reputatlea of tbe prosecutor and to expose him to public ban ed, contempt, or ridicule. The Commonwealth avers ibat the article In ques tloiu c nies directly within these deilmtlon of a hnel It Is sain that it charges tbe District Attorney with serious crimes and misdemeanors, and tbat it holds blm up to public haired, shame, reproacn, and ridi cule. If this Is the true effect of the arilole.it is be yond all doubt, a libel of no ordinary magnitude. But ti ls. Use all Ibe other questions In this case, Is a matter exclusively lor ytur determination. It will, therefore, be necessary for you loouuSldtrr tbeobargea lu the paper. It speak or tbe deeds of tbe person referred to, and aj a that none or them was good that years of plan litug.Bchendug. contending. cheating, and defrauding, such I s ate Incident to the life of au unscrupulous politician, bad .tamped upn his face a look of ma lignity and cunning. It charges blm as used to deception as having lost finger In a bar room fight with having hunted a persou down aud tbrust blm luto a prison cell tot twenty years aa having been a rough at having beeu otice concerned la a larceny cause, and baving learned the law that be might evade Ik it adds tbat he Indulged lu bar room fights, it represents him as offering a gross Insult to an unprotected female, and as being chastised by ber relative lor tbe Indignity, as rommaudlug tbe tervfee of tbe worst characters lu lb oily, a bavfng been "In secret partnership with the sutler ot his reglment,"hvlng 'made all tbe money be could out of the boys," and taking "good care to resign and come home assoou as there was any prospect of a light la view." if you believe that these sud tbe other parts of tb article In question come witblu tbe dt-ftuitlons of libel, wfclcu I have given lo you, and that It was ma licious, and was pnbhsbed by the deleudant you will "then pats to the coniderai!ou or the third p. Int to which I have called your altentlot. vis., Does tills article allade n t persom aoddoeslt convey tbe Insinuations charged la tbe Ind ctiaent ? The publication la question relers to a person styled therein as tbe Uouoratle William filllmau. as a Tri bute ot Philadelphia, as having au otllce, as wanting a finger between the fore ringer ad little Bnjer or th right hand, as being a lawyer, a man of authority, occupying a proud and high pnsllt. n. and as having belonged to tb 2d Kegimeutof Pennsylvania He serves. . Th Commonwealth charges tbat these and other matters ol description point to the prosecutor with such rerlalnty aa lo h ave no reasonable doubt In th n indf of all readers of the papers, who knew the pi osecutor. that hew us tbe person. lu support or this allegation, ihey have called a rumbir of witnesses. Messrs. Keinak, McMaues, ( asviday, Phillip, O'Ryrne. Brooke, Nnvlor. hiding, Greene, HudUlman. Imsenberry, Bradford. Hacker, sber, Helsier, lift' low, Hterr. Berry, KedhefUr, Glveu, Cochran, Mre, Nunes, Cliipman, Walxer, vbls, Ir. Dully, A iderman Tlttermur. and Alder man Alau'e have been examined upon 'ids point. These witnesses slate that tney bave known Mr. Ill ami, some of them, for many years several of Ihtin bave known hltn from soyhooil, aud all with mere or less distinctness say ihat tbey uuJerstuud Hie article 10 refer to blm. Tbe defendant, on the other hand, ontenda tbat Ibis publication did not allude to Mr. Maun; Ihat it bad no reference lo any particular person, and was a mere work of llcllnn. Innocent in Msdeslgu aud barm It bin lu conii ovltli.il. 1 o support Ibis view of tbe case, he has c ttleT A. F. Ulli, who sas tbat ihe grealtr prt ot this article was written hy hioiself at som distance Irom Iheclty; tl at it was tent to the ollice here by mail: that tbe n liter did polkuow Colouel Mann, bis aiiiecHdent, or the Iobs of bis fure linaer; that U was a mere flu tine, and had uo reference In Mr. Mann or to auy ouo. Mr. Oraflen bss alsn slated ihat be received a uuk ate from ihe Pott Ollice. aud be bas given you the acci uut of v. hat be afterwards saw lu tbe dufendaul a They bave also urged, wllh great ability, that tbeie wts au atiseui e ot all malice, twat trie publica tion was In tbe regular course or bu itness, that th hh.,i v i the nrck la to be nreserved Iuviolate. aud l) at lor all ibe.e resnous lb deiendaul is eutttled to J an ai quittai. 1 ei us look at the several proportions. If you )ave a reasonable dnuht as to whether the article leffrs lo Mann, lit deleudant should bd acquitted But beyond all doubt, Mr. Menu has loil a fioger. i'r. Thome, Mr. Logan, Dr. Kidev, and Mr. Mann filMiseJl, describe tbe occasion or Ihat loss. He waa also Colonel or a regiment or Pennsylvania Ke rves. (iovernor Ctirltu, lr. Heed. Captain Mealy, Cauialn llymes, and Mr. Mann prove tins, aud I un derstand tb deieudaut's oouuael to admit that he held such an ollice. lie Kin Hot language of tbe article, "a lawyer a man of authority, occupying a high position," and the nam aUixed to the person ekelohed lu lb alleged libel is a iiame by which he has been accorillag to to the evidence ol Mr. Itemak known and called. It n'um also be adm tied that the division of ihe word Bl linau lato two words presents to lb eye tbe name of ihe proseonior. 1 you believe tbat tbeaa several oolbcUellvVe' CflJ ay uaiwa la tki cast by aoutdaif Th argument of the Infidel Is, that th who! wot 14 Is ibe nault of onance. Uut the answer or tue of fenders or tb existence of a Creator Is, that order and arrangement are the evidence ol design. Tne old Illustration or this Is,. that if amassrfif type were found In confusion we might Infer that this was the result of accident, but It upou eiiimlna 1 in we should discover tbat the little pieces or metal were arranged so as to present Intelligible words and sentences la harmonious connection with each other, the mind of the beholder would njecl Ihe theory ol chance and say that such coincidences oould only be the result of matured design and Intelligence. Tbe Commonwealth has, in order to establish tier allegations that Ikls aitlclewas Intended lo refer I o Mr. Mann, and 'bat the defendant was actuated by malicious motives, called Klchard B Wood as a wit ness. Jie baa deialled lo you a conversation wbloh he says be bad with tbe defendant some arisen months since. In which, as alleged, the defendsM In substance staled to this witness tnat he oould safely libel a to nil by changing a letter ol the name, and that he ooulii Heel Mr. Mann. The advertisement of tbls forth coming article iu the editorial ol thetfunoViy Mercury, and In tb advt rtlaiog column of lb Jder, Is also relied on, An editorial of the Rundny Mrrrury of Jt Nov. t, lRf.7, in which Mr. Mann Is distinctly named, has tivi been read to you. (Head Nov, 1, 18U7, and Nuv. 21 18(17.) ..,,. . , It It my rtnty to ear to you Ihat these advertise, taents, editorials, and the testimony or Mr. Wool are only to be considered by yon upon this qneition of design end malice. On tbls blanch ot tb case you will ask jrourrelves whether sucn culncidence-i could coernr and ench an article appear without intending any allusion lo the prosecutor. There a-e authorities which declare that a "ernd ant is answerable to au Indictment fur libel although tbe publication I tne result ol Ignorano and negli gence. Mr. Holt, In his standard treatise upon tui subject says (p. S4): "Will lib Insisted tbat this Ignorance and negli gence are not puhllo crimtsT Where, men, is ihe in justice that, being guilty of Crimes, be should be criminally answerable f It was la his power not to have been guilty .of this Ignorance aud negligence Me exercises a business of dangvr, and It it his duty totskatb necessary precautions, and to guard th avenues of mischief. If a druggist, for example, bas a boy In his shop totally Ignorant of tbe quality or all medicines, aud thai boy snnnld sell poison, would not snch druggist be IndlctalU to- a misde meanor as against th common health and safety of society T In a word, In every trade from which a mischief may ensue to tbe public there Is oubilo obligation of caution and most attentive vlgliano upon tb matter, and the bread or absenc of suoh watchfulness Is erlme," elo. a And Mr. Justice btory (la Dexter vs. Spear, 4 Mason, 116) says: "No man can protect himself from responsibility fnr a libel by pleading hla Ignorance of tbe real par lies who are attacked. If he knows the publication to be libellous, lie la bound not to do a wrong to another, wbetber pe souaily known or unknots a to blm. In deed, malice Is so tar from being disproved, by show ing tbat ib printer did not know who wer th par ties libelled that It often aggravates tbe malignity of tbe case, bv showing a wanton and Indiscriminate malloe, and au ludilleianc lo tbepeao ol lu lnuo cert " Notwithstanding thee rulings, I bave been wiring In this, as In all other cases, to give tbe beueflt or any doubt which may arise upon a conflict ot authority, and I have accordingly admitted the evidence offered upon these points lor the defense, and submit It lor Veur coot literal ion. But ir yon nnd that this article Is In Its nature libellous under th definitions I have given you and Ibat it referred to Mr. Mann, then it la my duty to remind yon tbat. according to tbe construct Ion put by the defendant unoo tbe testimony or Mr; Oraffen, local editor aud witness, ibe defendant with his owa band placed the manuscript upon th book tor tn ffiimivMilnrf. This, vou will Mmtmhw a ik..n gallon of Ibe defendant; aud If that be the truth If bis own hands sped tbis manuscript upon tbe high way or publication, and It la Indeed linel opon this prosecutor then toe defendant cannot excusable as pon tb plea tbat he did not read the paper. . il bas a ;so been urged that the defendant should bs acquitted because he did not writ tbe article In ques tion. Tbls. I leel constrained to say to you. Is not tb law. -If yon are satisfied beyond reasonable doubt that tb defendant published a libel aa charged In lb Inillctment, it Is wholly Immaterial to th law whoa band penned the article. 1 1 has been Justly observed to you that this Is a ess or vreat Importance both to tbe pro ecutor and tn defendant. The latter Is de'eoding himself from a In tbe past aud much of bis hope in tb lutur. Tb Constitution ceclaret "tbat. tbe prtrting press shall be free," and that "every citizen may freely steak, write, and prim on any subeei, being responsible for the abuse or that liberty." Tbe Ireedora of the press thus secured I not an unrestrained lioens. General Hamilton, la Croswell's case (8 Johns; Cases) wisely sa'd: -The llheitycrthe press consists tn tb right to publish with Impunity truth, with good motives and ior Justifiable eus. whether it respects government, magistracy or ludlvlduals." And It waa held In a weloonldered case (Hbeckell vs. Jackaon. Ill Cash. 2i) that "tbe fact thai tbe defendant Is the conductor ot a puMlc press gives htm no peculiar rights, or especial privileges or claims to Indulgence. Ha has Jtial t a tame right that tba rest of tne community ' -tj .iiu u .ii. i c xi linn in. rignii puoiisn tn truth, but no right to publish falsehoods to th lulury of others wttb lmpuully." In the light of these principles, gentlemen, yott cannot fall to reach a Jaat determination or this causa, ir yon bave a reasonable doubt upon any material Solnt In 'hlscane, ynu must give the defendant th eneflt or it end acquit him. iron tb other hand yon are satisfied, beyond all reasonable doubt, tbat tba defendant maliciously published the lliel la manner and form as be stands charged you ihould say so. without regard to the coaBequenoes. Tbe lury. atter temalnlugout about twenty minutes, rendered a verdict of guilty. ' Mr. Clsrk. coun-.el for thedefendant. mad a motion In arrest or Judgment, and for a new trial. The Court fixed next Halurday lo bear the argument, Mr. Brown asked the Court to release the defendant on ball until the final disposition of th case. The Court reserved Us decision nutll sums tlm during tb day. . : . UNITED, BTATKs DtSTRICT COURT-Jndg Cadwatader. Tbe Culled Slates vs. Kdard Brook. This waa a criminal prosecution, the Indlntment con talnlnealx emi n,. I .r Th. mnnivin. , . . Hon of a raise bond, by which th reveuu tax was evaded; 2d. Conniving, etc, hy which tbe tax waa attempted to be evadtd; 8d Conniving, etc., tor the purpose of removing spirits from a bended ware houje; 4th.. 6th.. andstb. Procuring the execution of snch false bond for th preceding fraudulent purposes. 'Ibe amount of tbe bond was $150,000. and was given forremovlngsplrlts torlhe purpose orrectlfyiogtaem It was alleged that the defendant prooured tt. James Thompson to exeeutethls bond on March at 18B7, who was a perfeotly Irresponsible porson and so the defenJant knew. A large number or barrels of whisky was, sn consequence or tbls bond, taken from the bonded warebous or Kdwtn Weeds, and the Government was defrauded or a large sum of money end this was but one of a aeries or such bouds tbat the defendant had procured the execution of, wbloh dated back to January, lHCo. On trial. O'Neill and Brown tor defendsnts. COURT OF COMMON PLVAB-Turtge A'Hsoft and Peirca The equity argument list No, 1 was up tbta niorninr. r bUPBEMK COURT AT NISI PRICS-Judge Shan, woofl. W lllard and wife vs. HcliaiTer anil whe. Aa act Ion to recover damage for libel. Verdict Ior plain tiff, iu 1Trurtl. "O Xfnfnv hv tila nAYt frlanH T i . . McCoy, vs. Hamuel K. Bye, and Jacob R. biater. Aa action te recover damage for injuries sustained br tbe plaintiff, a small boy, through tne alleged negjl, genre of the defendants. The allegation wae that la' last February tbe defendants wer building a bouse at Twentieth and Chesnut streets, aud neglected to construct a proper scaffold on which to work, and while the plaintiff was plavlug about Ibe street with -... 11..!.. . ..ml tall IVnm k. kIUI - lliuvr inn. iiu;., ui ii kun nut uif KUC1 struck blm on the head, causing serious Injury and incurring tbe expense of a large doctor's bill. On rBalrd vs. Smith et al. ' Before reported. Verdtcrfef . plaintiff, . , 4 , , i Important Vastlon About National Banks They Can Attached hy a Stat Process. KCPREMK COORT OF NBW YORK. D re. 10 Pitt Cook against tbe Sttte National Bituk or Boston, lu tbls case an attachment was issued out or the bu- Sreme Court on tbe salt ot the pUlntlfT against tbe atlonal BDk of Boston, uuder a provision of lb code wnlch provides that suits tnay be commenced attains! lorelgu corporation by attachment, wbea t e plaintiff t a resident of the Htate In which tb i ...hi A rniiLInn w.h mull. I. u n -. n . . uivi.uiuii.1'1 . . . - - . vw i.u.q uq order of arrest, and It was then argued: Tbat a Na tioiialBankb lng a financial- agent oieftlie Hovern n.ent, could not be auactied by auv process Issued from a Mate court; and that a National liaik waa nut a "lorelgu corporatlou" within the meaning or th act of Congress of ISS7. Judge lograhatn, belore whom tbe case was argued, rendered adeclslou tbls morning Ihat the mure tact that a bank 1 a"National ' oim does nut mak It a financial ageut or lUe Uov.rnment;. a 'd tuat the bank In question muni be comidersil a foreign cor p latlon under Hie provisions or the code, aril as such Is liable to be nitache. Tbe order lo vacua the ailachment uius. therefore be denied, IVnw lor Jttvuinif Ernest. Etorm in New York. New Yoek, Do. 12. A pitiless snow-storm commenced at 3 o'clock this moming, and at ihis time, 1 15 P. M., coctinues with unabated violence, Tbe weather is very cold. Stocks in New York To-Day. bPECIAI. DESPATCn TO THil BVBNINu THLHiiaiPfl.) Nkw Yokk. la-e. li eifuitu. Hand lpb k Co., Bankers, Mo. 16 Koulh Third street, and No. & Naasau street, New York, report at 1 o'olock this alternoon aa follows: Hulled Hiales Ih.sia, 111111.' United SmUiS 5--itiH, lta, i07 ii07'. llnlled lSlt 8 5-ais, IMii, ltM'Vlll :B. rntlrd Slates fHoa, I8b. UWllo.'i. ' UulUdKtaU 6-,2(i, iiew, lhi, 107 KwnL llulted B'ate6 'Als, 1H07 1U7 'h t07;'a, United blttlea 10-tOs, KioValUl. J""? July J'o-..li'l;V21,.li7al HWW, Bt eltl4 aud Weak.