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It is, in the strictest sense, a tonic, with this invalu able attribute, that it is applicable to a state of the system so sunken, and yet so irritable, us renders other substances of the touic class unavailable or Injurious. HELMBOLD'S Concentrated Extract Sarsa parilla, Established upwards Of 18 years. PREPARED BY II. T. IIELMBOLD, DRUGGIST AND CHEMIST, o, 694 BROADWAY, New York. Sold by Druggist everywhere. Price, l-23 per title, or 6 lor WW FIliST EDITION THE ALABAMA CLAIMS. Senator Sumner's Speech in England Its Effect on the People and Gov ernment What England Should Do in Reply. Opinions of John Bright, Lord Cla rendon, and Gladstone. FROM ENGLAND. Hi Atlnntie Calile. London, April BO. The London papers this morn ins open their editorial pair'" with comments on the speech lately delivered by Senator Sumner in the I nited suites Senate on the snhjert of the Alabama claims and the relations generally exiting between (ireat Britain and America. The writers suppress the text of the speech, however. The Imdon Star, .John Brlght's organ, says that the elaiins of Mr. Su inner are so new iiinl Hturt llnir, and so vaguely put, that they must be regarded simply as enormous and withal unexpected ; that if they eonvey merely the shadow of his Instructions, Mr. Motley will eome to the English metropolis in a very different official guise from that under which Minister Johnson, the genial diner-out, now about to bid adieu to the Court and people, arrived. The Star deplores the rejection by Englr.nd of the early overtures made by ex-Mlnistcr Adams for a settle ment of this question. President (irimt is not, it is said, a whole-souled lover of peace, as was the late Mr. Lincoln, lie has Intense deteniiinution of char acter, but is a Western liinn, without th:tt niitura genius which served Mr. Lincolu, who, instead of reading, had actual experience of the world. Presi dent Grant has no training, either as a lawyer or a politician. He is intensely American, and the entire world is acquainted with Ills resoluteness of purpose. After defending England from the charge of a gene lal sympathy with the rebel Confederates, the writer confesses that the escape of the Alabama from Eng land was both deplorable and disgraceful, forming the worst precedent (ireat Britain could establish for the future in such like contingency. The Star ex presses, however, its amazement at the character of Mr. Sumner's demands in reparation. If Mr. Mot ley's Instructions are couched in a similar spirit his mission will be fruitless, as the extravagance of the propositions will strike the public at once. Every one knows how anxious the British people are to deal fairly on the subject; but they Justly consider that If her concessions are to be merely used as standpoints for further and at present unheard-of demands, England must carefully consider the posi tion, lest by yielding unadvisedly she should esta blish a worse precedent than even that of burning ships on the high seas by admitting a discussion of demands utterly untenable, aud which ought to be resisted. The London Tim designates the estimates of American damages put forth by Mr. Sumner as por tentous, as it Iihs already reached j4'22,ooo,ooii, and may in the future embrace the possible earnings of all the soldiers drawn from the fields of productive labor by war. The speech, it adds, is worthy of Mr. Sumner's ability, and deserves an Impartial conside ration. He wants, however, something more than national reparation from England, asking for con trition ami a public humiliation. The Timtt asserts that In this England is cruelly wronged, and Ame rica has hail no useful object served. Ex pressions of regret and penitence are re quired by treaty. Treaties of peace, however, dictated by conquerors at the head of armies, are found to !e unencumbered by such expressions. An acknowledgment of moral llabilitv for these claims. made beforehand, would prejudge the controversy and stultify the proposed settlement In the event of an arbitration court declaring England not liable to pay damages, would her apology be taken hack? The view taken by Mr. Sumner's argument on these points Is peurile, unreasonable, and uustutcsmau- like, i lie jime argues unit me concession oi oei ligerent rights to the South was a simple act and fact not dependent on the Union blockade, for had there not- lieen a blockade it would not nave altered the cose to any appreciable degree. The prevailing tone of Mr. Sumner's speech is characterized as passionate and reiiionstrative, and his menace betrays a one sided partisanship lamentable as coming from a re presentative ol a great country. Mr. stunner makes, it is said, no complaint against France, although the Emperor Napoleon waff desirous of recognizing the Independence of the Southern Confederation. It is alleged that though England is held forth as the only foreign power implacably hostile to Anierica.Iit is not too much to say that one moment during the war the fate of the American I'uion de pended on the voice of England, whose sword thrown into the scale would have altered the result. She declined the contest, and it evinces a degree of unfairness bordering on infatuation to leave this consideration out of account. It is a com mon practice with American journalists and politi cians to villify England, aud the protective tariff plan is popular with them merely as likely to indict an injury on Great Britain. Let atonement be made for the use of insulting language by individuals, and it will be seen whether England and America, by a retrospective verdict of public opinion, will continue the cultivation of mutual respect, which is us ne cessary as in the private relations of life. Nations, us such, only deal in overt acts, and these consti tute merely possible subjects for pceunluty compen sation. The London standard, a Tory organ, says that the American Senate has done more than reject the treaty, us it has given the world reasons to believe bv Mr. Sumner's speech, which, as endorsed by that supreme body, covers all questions of the foreign diplomacy of the country. The English people now know what Mr. Motley will have to uiui at ill his efforts to arrange the Alabama claims on the former basis, now wasted away. In some respects good will ensue Ironi the candor which the American Senate displays. Formerly the dan ger was that Eliglund would step beyond a due regard lor the national honor ' aud dignity and allow the claims; but now when the demand lias assumed its present proportions they will feel assured that even with John Bright in the Cabinet they are sufe from a chance of disgraceful capitulation. The American claim can hardly be described in serious langitugc and Its terms not ex cite indignation. They might as well argue against a proposal for American troops to hold the Tower of London as a material guarantee, or that the I'riuce of Wales should be sent to Washington and placed in the hands of the Federal authorities as a hostage for Knglaiid's good behavior in the future. The policy of England on this subject is no longer an open question. America has lorniallv recorded her resolution that there shall be no settlement of the Alabama claims short of that England shall surrender at discretion and submit to any punishment which the Tutted states Senate, in its' supremacy over the affairs of the world, may choose to Inn'iet. In other words, she has decided that the Alabama claims shall not bo amicably set tled, whatever may ensue. The interval at the pre sent duv is long between national hatred anil bom baiduieut ; it is useless to ignore and dangerous to forget that the feeling in America is one of intense and unmitigated Inured towards Greut Britain, and that a war with England would be regarded as a national luxury, but expensive. England has uot only admitted that such a war w ould be expensive, but deplorable, l iuler the circuinstances.Jit is pro liable that the Americans will elect to keep the Ala bama claims lu reserve and aw ait their opportunity fer revenge more cheaply. W ar is not an agreeable solution, though involving dunger rather than dis honor, aim it iiiuy be better to accept any settlement which t lie present administration in London may have made if the attitude of the American Senate was less ridiculous. Mr. Sumner's speech creates an intense excite ment in political circles. At a Cabinet meeting yesterday the subject of the speech was informally discussed. Mr. Bright declared that the embarrassment which Its publication produced served Knglund very prop erly but he agreed not to consent to eutertuin the terms of settlement foreshadowed by Mr. Sumner. Lord Clarendon expressed ins belief that the actual negotiations going on between tne two countries on the subject were of a far lens extreme character than the speeches of American Senators or urticles In the public press. He hoped to Bud Mr. Motley as cour teous us Minister Johnson had been. 1 he present administration was eager for a lasting continuance of friendly relations with the I lilted states. Mr Gladstone protessed to have good assurance from" reliable quarters that the recent rejection of the treaty on this subject by the American Legisla ture was purely a politlcul movement. The present administration will endeavor to settle the Alabama question cm llls-rai and honorable terms. Outside, the tone of the English people is anti-American, and more so Hiuce having reud oiily a partial publication of (Senator Sumner's argument, "A coffln," said an Irishman, "is tie house ft wan uve ia when lie dead." SECOND EDITION LATEST BY TELEGRAPH. (rant and Lee An Interview at the Executive Mansion. The President not Anxious to Buy Mexico Western Railroad Bonds. FROM WA SUING TON. Special lepatch to The livening Telegraph. Interview Met ween (.rant nnd I.ec. Washington, May 1. General Lee arrived hero this morning from Baltimore at It o'clock. He visited the White House, and was immediately ad mitted to see the President, who was at the time en gaged In receiving Senators and members by curds. When (ieneral Lee's card came in he requested all those present to excuse him, as he had Important business with Lee. The interview lasted a long time, and related not only to matters in Virginia, but to affairs In other Southern States. The KniixnH Itnilrond Jtomln. The Secretary of the Interior Invited all the mem bers und Senators who are in the city to be present at the Interior Department to-day, to hear the argu ment of ex-Attorney-General Eviirts in favor of the Government issuing bonds to the Kansas Centra' Railroad, which Is owned by Boston Interests. The amount involved is nearly three million dollars, and Congress refused to puss the bill authorizing tho is suing of bonds. ltenl Kstnte Operation. It is understood that the President has notified Consul llrlnk, in reply to the despatches from Minis ter Koseeruns, that the Government was not anxious for the acquisition of territory where it would in volve expenditure of money. The Simnlsh and Brazilian MisnionN. It was decided yesterday at the Cabinet, among other matters, to make appointments for the Spa nish aud Brazilian missions. Sickles Is set down for the former, but the name of the appointee for the latter will be held In the balance for a few days. FROM BALTIMORE. Tin Collertornliip The President mid tJcne rnl I.ec. Special Despatch to The Evening Telegraph. Bai.timokk, May 1 Collector Thomas assumed the duties of the Collectorship to-day. The pressure for subordinate places Is intense. He promises col ored people to give them some places. Thus fur only chief clerk'' have been appointed. The tenth Provincial Catholic Council closes to morrow with another grand procession. General Dent has written General Lee that Presi dent Grunt would be. pleased with a call from him for personal nnd public reasons. Lee has gone to Georgetown. The steamer Cuba sailed for Havana to-day, with u large mail, full freight, and passengers. Mrs. Margaret Wiseman committed suicide yester day by poison. A heavy rain prevailed all night and this morning. FROM CINCINNA TI. Home lor the Friendless Shocking Accident. Cincinnati. May 1. Last night trustees and a board of managers the latter consisting of ladies were elected for the Home for the Friendless. Bene volent gentlemen turned over to the trustees a new building for the institution, worth 2.r,00t, which was built by their contributions as an institution for reforming abandoned women. The new house has capacity for alut forty Inmates. Late 'yesterday evening a horse, frightened by a velocipede near Brighton House, ran away, throw ing Mary McAllister from the buggy, causing the loss of her right eye. FROM AS'INlrALL. Arrival of the Ktennier Alaska Allnirs in Ihe C entral Amerieitu NtutCM. New Your, May 1 The steamer Alaska, from Aspinwall, has arrived. She brings $G!o,000 in trea sure, and Panama dates to the 2;td ult. The steumer America was burned on the 11th ult,, in the port of Sun Juan del Stir, Nicaragua. She was on her way to Sun Francisco from Panama, aud had stopped for coals. Five sullors belonging to the British ship Kensing ton, in a drunken spree, became embroiled with the armed police of Aspinwall, ou the 14th ult., tho re sult of which was that the police tired ou the sailors, wounding four of them, one seriously. Felix Belly comes to the United States on the Alasku to secure the Influence of his udopted coun try in 1-ehalf of his claim in the matter of the Nica ragua cnnul enterprise. A movement is on foot for a separation of the States ol Bolivia, Antloquia, Tolliuo, Cauca, and Panama from tho Vnlou, with the view of forming a separate republic. A committee of the nouse of Representatives have reported a resolution to indict the President of C olumbia, with four of his ministers, before the Senate, upon eight different charges. The State law confiscating the property of political offenders in Puiiuma has been annulled. The vellow fever still rages In Peru. The Indians in Arequipa district have massacre 1 a large number of whites. EEECHER. Wlinl He Urn 10 Mny nbout Churches nnd Nub bin h .ThooN All InleretttiiiK Address. on Thursday afternoon last, in the session of the National Sunday School Convention, held at Newark, N. J., Hev. Henry Ward Beecher addressed the as semblage on "Churches und Sunday Schools." From his interesting remarks we take the following: "Much has been thought about, much has been attempted for, the reformation of morals in our cities. Doubtless churches are the fundamental In stitutions. They are the reservoirs. But what in New York and in Brooklyn is u reservoir if there be no distributing mains in the streets aud no faucets in the dwellings? Churches are reservoirs of moral Influence. There are trained the teachers for your mission work. It is impossible, in my judgment, ever or at least uot for very many years to provide lor the instruction und ediicution'of the poor und outcust in our cities, through the instrumentality of settled or of licensed or of orduined ministers of ' the Gospel. For ministers ure expensive luxu ries ! Although we can afford them, und must have them, in certain great centres, us the controlling, planning brains of Christiun work, and although in gathering up In these reser voirs of the churches' moral Influence, thev are In dispensable, yet in currying out the work Into neigh borhoods, und into streets, und into households, we must huve lighter troops, and more of them ; and while there will be many collateral organizations that will tend to morality," and so lar will work to wards evangelization, yet 1 know of no other way so feasible, so practicable, so cheap no wav so blessed ut both ends us Mission Subbuth Schools. For I count the first great blessing of a mission school this, that it employs tho iiucmploved talent of the churches (as by t, mission school I liiean not one which is supported for the be petit of the children of those that teuch, or for the benellt of the families that muliily support It, but a school that is supported by those outside of Itself, for t he benefit of the ne glected classes of the communitv). Now this Is the field for churches that have vou'ng men and women of capable endowments who have nothing to do. We might, Indeed, write a iur more truthful poem on having 'nothing to do,' than the writer on having 'nothing to wear.' I believe in pulpit preaching. But there are a good many things that pulpit pleaching never did do, aud uever can well do. I think that pulpit preachlug Is very much like apothecaries compounding opodeldoc, or some other liniment, and bottling it in phluls on which they label the direction, 'to be well rubbed in!' Now, the rubbing in which preaching gets lu the home anil in the class is fully as important, is more important, than the direct result of It from the lips of the speuker at the time it is spoken. I know no way in which speaking cau so well be rubbed in as; by the Mission Sunday Schools. I kuow no way In which young men and young women listen ing to the Gospel, and feeling it stir in their blood, can so well preach It as by giving it again to their classes. I kuow no wuy in which the Uosiiel can be eo well nrencheU us ly these living k live these young men and yonng women who have listened to 1 ,and lelt It stirring In their blood, and have re prrarhed It to their classes. Speaking once upon the hill-tops, hill after hill took tip the sound nntll the air was filled with my single words. Ho every minister ought to have a repeating church, and every loving hi art in It ought to take up the sermon in Its essential truths and reverberate it until . tha whole moral air around him is full of Its echoing and J re-ecnoing. 1 ncueve in tne prcacmng 01 me wonpt:i by laymen and Inywomen. I believe In going down to where the people live to preach it I believe in bringing the Church to bear upon the world ; and here is the way in which we Protestants mutt bring the Church to bear upon the whole country, and util ise our men and wonlen in such a way that the poor shall have the Gospel preached to them, the unfortu nate shall bo relieved, and the great moral sores in our cities shall be healed. I do not believe that salvation is to come to the city from above, that is, from the higher organization working downwards. Again, the Gospel has to do what once It did for tho world go down to the poor and neg lected and work up. In our day and In our cities the greut need is to purify the common people, (o christianize the common people. We'll take care of the otllcers and rulers tiy-and-tiy. The Government wants purging, the legislatures wsut purging, the courts want cleansing and whitewashing, but the way to reach these places is from below. Begin with the common people. Iit the churches all work in that direction, and the glory of the lird will liU our cities as now it tills the country and the villages.'' MEW Y0RIEI31VI3. From Our Own Correxpotulent. Nkw Yontt, May 1, m. No New York Institution is so bad that It will not find defenders. Even those who suffer most from May-day moving are quickest In crying It up. But can any state of affairs be Imagined worse? You have two alternatives placed before you. One of these is to remain where you are and pay so many hundred dollars more. The other Is to .move wither soever you choose ami submit to the extortions of the carmen. The landlord pricks you on one side; the truckman goads you on the other. You must choose between paying three hundred dollars out of your pocket in rent, or Inning quite as much In cart hire and ruined furniture. On moving-day, ten times as much Is charged for moving a load us at uny other time ; and while you are vaguely making up your mind that next day you will drag up the case before the Marshal's officer, swash goes your crockery, and crash goes your objetn ile rertit. Your mirrors are shattered, your carpets lacerated, your pianos put beyond the tuner's resto rative art. While you are moving out another party is moving in, and when you approach your new tene ment, and are about to move in, you discover that another party is moving nut. If. when the shades of evening close around the dreary scene, you find you are surrounded by your own possessions, and none but yours, yours is an exceptional case, and you ought to go down on your marrow-bones in speech less gratitude!. If you discover not only that you arc in possession of all your own, but' that all is in a state of perfect preservation but no! that is not possible. When the lirst of May is over, and pater and mater-familia lay their bothered heads side by side, probably more deep oat hs are breathed than on any other night in all the year. This time, however, the tranipled-on tenants have been in part avenged. Many would not, or could not, or at any rate did uot, yield to the landlord's rapacious demands, and pro bably more houses and miitx of rooms remain vacant than ever before. There is very little that Is new to say tn regard to the circumstances to which Mr. Dana's libellous article In Tuesday's Hun had reference. Tho two articles that have been published in reply to that libel are a noble letter from Mr. Young, published in the New York Evening I'ont of Tuesday, and an equally noble editorial written by Mr. Stockton, and published in the Philadelphia Morning J'ont. Neither of these articles, however, has done anything to wards stopping the tide of "virtuous indignation" which set in with the publication of tho .Sim libel. That indignation swells most boillngly in the breasts of young New York Journalists. There are two things In Mr. Young which they cannot forgive. They cannot forgive his being a Philadelphlau, and they cannot for give his having over-topped all of them. No words aro more true than Mr. Young's own, in the letter in the VVwf, where he characterizes the Sun article as the culmination of a long-continued attempt to drive him from the press and the city of New York. With few exceptions the younger New York journalists do not like Mm, and that Is a very mild way of putting it. They hate him for his success, and affect to despise his Philadelphlau birth. He still retains his old place upon the 7'it'biii and in Mr. Greeley's esteem, and when the proper times comes will make such a reply to the aspersions of the Sim as shall consign his detractors to perpetual loathing and contempt. I believe in Mr. Young. I believe that he remembers old friends as long as the slightest hope of their deserving confi dence remains. I believe that he thinks tenderly of old ties, aud that he would not sunder cherished friendships unless compelled by a sense of personal honor. Even if all that is alleged against turn be true, however, 1 would not exchange his place for that of the man who made a trade of private correspondence, hawked secret confidences about the Bohemian market, and grutilied a despicable spite by the barter of memories that should have been sa-'red. Mr. Young retains the esteem of many whose esteem is worth more than money. His table is laden with written assurances of the confidence yet placed In him by old friends, some of whom are Influential, and some of whom are obscure. His reply in the Evening Pont was characterized by brave candor. Some of the letters he remembers to have written, others he does not. Those who have known him in timately for years are content to pin their faith to this assurance, and await the revealments of time. Why don't they dispose of the photograph-phantoms at once 7 Because, I suppose, people enjoy being humbugged, and it is pleasant to sit in Juris diction upon affairs in the invisible world. Judge Purling has seen a good many curious things in court, but few scenes quite so curious as those connected with the Mumler transactions have often been enacted even before tin eyes. Burnum was one of the latest witnesses up, and Beth Juice, and the Woolly Horse, and the genuine Mermaid, and other Buruumisms. came up during the cross-examination. P. T. B. was disposed to be very can did and communicative. The only way he hum bugged the public, he said, was in his advertise ments, for when Inside the building they got more than their money's worth. A very pretty thing in parasols is out. It is a fan purasol, uniting the advantages of both these arti cles by a very neut and tasty mechanism. They are very '"'cunning." That is the general criticism pro nounced upon them, und surely that should be enough. The "Messe Solennelle" was produced for the second time last night, at the Academy of Music, aud was not a success. Everybody wished that Parepa hud undertaken tint principal part, and everybody lamented that Kellogg hud dune so, for the American prima donna did uot seem at ull at home In liosslul's posthumous work. The only enenre demanded was lier execution of the "Confucius," towards the close of the muss. The entertainment is to be repeated to-morrow evening at stelnway Hall. SeJiiml Is to be superseded at Wallaek's by Cante, on Monday night. I pun that evening, also, linbinitm OriiKoe will be produced at Wood's Museum, which, so far as dramatic performances are concerned, has beeu closed ull the week. The Tempest, at Fish's Opera House, Is to be succeeded by Victorien Sar doil's new pluv of J'ati ie, and llum)itii-humptii will close the seuson at the Olympic with a number of beiullts. AM Baba. THE OIL REGIONS. The ICxciteiiieiil mid Interest on the Inerenxe. A correspondent writes us from Mock wood Station, near Oil City, on the 29th ult., as follows: The excitement in oil is dally increasing, especially on the Allegheny river, the old wells are being put in operation, and some of them are quite productive. The Allegheny Biver and Oil Creek Railroad met with quite a loss yesterday. The II o'clo".k freight was on its way up.when.three miles above Oil Clly, one of the cars caught lire from one of the Journals be coming heated, and had it not been for tho perseve rance of the men ou the train the loss would un doubtedly have been much greater: as it was, five cars aud their contents (about four hundred barrels of oil) were totally destroyed, together with tho truck for the distance of fifty yards. Tho lire was grand beyond description, the river and woods were alike enveloped in the flames and continued to burn for several hours. The damage to the road was fully repaired during the night, and the Empire lino on Its w ay up from Oil City passed here at the usual hour this morning. The express train from Irving ton, ilue here at li) o'clock A. M., will not arrive till late this afternoon, owing to a large land slide near Oleopolls. Weather warm and spring-like. Thin morning' Quotations Uy Atlantic Cable. Lonpon, May l A. H This being ft holiday, the SUH k Board is closed. Livkshooi, May 1 A. M. Cotton opens qnlet an steady; Middling Uplands, lld., Middling Orleans, lV.d. The sales are estimated at eight IhOUWUUI bales, C'yrntofljiacx tuviiytLgbcr, mm ' Draining the I'fike. In a telegram published by this Journal some time slnce.an announcement was made of a grand scheme to connect the lakes and the Mississippi by a ship canal. A Leavenworth (Kansas) paper broaches a grand project by which Chicago proposes tn distance all its rivals. A ship canal, one thousand feet broad snd sixty feet deep, Is to Ito constructed across tho State of Illinois to some point on the Mississippi river, enough below the level of Lake Michigan to admit of a steady flow of water into the Mississippi. The following are the results to ensue: The river st. Lawrence will become a brook j Niagara Falls will stand a damp wall of rock, If Indeed the water does not blow back over them, forced bv the tremendous suction of Chicago, buffalo, Cleveland, Toledo, De troit, ami Milwaukee will tie sixty feet above tne present high-water mark, and millions of acres of new land will appear lu the shallows of the lakes. New York would be nowhere. The largest vessels In the world would navigate the Mississippi, "and steam tugs of extraordinary power" we quote from the U'uvenworth paper "would bringsalliug vessels from New Orleans to Chicago In four days." This work will -vest 14,000,000. Tho money is not yet raised, nor is the survey complete, but Chicago and Leavenworth have pronounced In favor of it. rirjAUCD aud coaxivigitca Ornci or th Kvthiwo Trr.noaAPn, Saturday, Majt 1, ljs. ( Wo have to-dnv a very retcular and easy Money market; collections arc boinp freely tnado by our merchants from their country creditors, nnd tho current of money Is evidently towards the seaboard cities. Call loans are very easy to-day at SfPO per cent, on Government bonds, and" at 6(fe7 per cent, on miscellaneous securities. . Government bonds are weak to-day. and have declined so fur fully per cent, since the open ing board. Gold continues firm, opening nt 1 touching 134, and standing ut Vi M. tit 134. The Stock market was characterized by ex treme dullness, and tho tendency of prices wns decidedly downwards. Nothing was douo iu State loans. City sixes were steady, with sales of the new certificates at 101 i. 'The Lehigh Gold Loan was weak and sold at 14. Rending Railroad attracted but little attention, nnd prices were not so strong. Sules nt 4Sfu 48 1-115. Lehigh Valley Railroad was taken at 6tl. 43 was bid for Little Schuylkill Kullrond; 54 for Miuehill Kullrond; ZK for North Penn sylvania Railroad; 85, for Cutawissa Railroad preferred; and 28 for Philadelphia and Eric Railroad. Canal and Coal stocks were neglected. Bunk shares were iiuict, with snles of Central at 15. Passenger Railway shares attracted but little attention. 43V was offered for Second and Third; 71 for Tenth and Eleventh; 83 for Green nnd Coutes; 00 for West Philadelphia; and 13jJ for Hestonvillc. The Hoard of Directors of the National Bank of the Republic have declared a semi annual dividend of three and one-half per cent., clear of taxes. John II. Watt has been elected Cashier of the Rank of North America, In place of John Hockley, resigned. PHILADELPHIA STOCK EXCHANGE SALES. Reported by Be Haven Bro., No. 40 S. Third Street. rrr first board. 100 City 6s,New.... V 100 sh Reading . s30. 48 ioo no sn.ioi;, ie lioooLeh Vnbds.cp 100 lots.. 94tf loo f200OElmlraR7s... 91 200 (noooLeh gold 1.1s. 94 soo $11000 do. Is. 94 200 $7000 C A A 68, '83.1s. 65tf 100 20shCentNatiik.l25 0 900 sh Leh Vol It.... M 200 8 do C. 06 200 do trf. 48 do...b30.48 1-16 do.. Blown. 4S do Is. 43 do c. 48 do Is. 48 do.80d.baf.16. 48 OO. Is. 48 do . ...ls.c. 4S do. 1B.C 48 400 sh Leh 8tk...l8. Bl' fiOJ 100 sh Read R....O. 48."1 200 do lS.BS. 48 do.. ls.l60. 48 Messrs. Jay Cooke & Co. quote Government secu rities, etc., as follows : U.S. 6s, "81, 118X118 ; 6-208 of 1S62, 117 C118 : do.j 186.1, 113 V U3 '4 ; do., Nov., 1865, 115115V: do., July, 1866, U6VU6,tf ; do., 1867, 116116', ; do., 1868, 1160116!; 10-408, 107r-,'108,','. Pacifies. 1064(U06!rf. Gold, 134,'. Messrs. Db Havbn Bkotiikk, No. 40 8. Third street. Philadelphia, report the following quotations: U. 8. 68 of 1881, 118?.,($118S, ; do. 1862, 117 V117'i( ! do. 1864, 118(M13?i ; do. 1806, 1147;ill6'; ! do. 1865, new, llOVAlie3;; do. 1867, new, H6V(ail6jtf: do. 1868, 115(4116'.; da 68, 10-40S, 107(108; U.S. 80 Year 6 per cent. Cy., 106Va106 vr; Due Comp. Int Notes, 19W. Gold, 134(A134," ; Silver, 18S&130. Messrs. wii.i.iam Paintbh ic Co., No. 86 8. Third street, report the following quotations : U. S. 6s of 1881, 118MC4H8X i 6-208 Of 1862, 117(31117 ; do. 1864, 113v,(U3i, ;do. 1866, ll4i31147; do. July, 1865, Hostile1,; do. July, 1867, 116,i(li0,V; do. July, 1868, 116'11116;',-; 68, 10-40, lOSXKto. Gold, 134 134,V. Philadelphia Trade Report. Saturoat, May 1 The Flour market presents no new feature, the demand being limited and confined to the immediate wants of the home consumers, who purchased a few hundred barrels at SNmO-ftO for su peril tie ; 6-76(n 6-25 for extras ; $fi'60(7",5 for Iowa, Wisconsin, and Minnesota extra family, tho latter rate for choice; Pennsylvania do. do. at lO-TIVdi-ftO; Ohio do. do. at f 7 lt(n 9-26, and fancy brands at ftV ( 12, according to quality. Rye Hour sells at 7(n7-25 per barrel. Nothing doing in Corn Meal. There is not much activity in the W heat market, the demand being confined to good and prime lots, which are in small supply. Sales of red at f l'70u 1-75; 81,000 bushels No. 1 spring at 1166. , Kvo is steady at l-43i l-46 per bushel for Western. Corn is quiet, but holders are firm iu their views. Hales of yellow at 88(o90c. anil 1000 bushels high Western mixed at H60. Oats are selling at 75rf77e. for Western, and 60(4 70c. for Pennsylvania. Nothing doing in Barley or Malt Hark In the alienee of sales we quote No. 1 Quer citron at f.'2 per ton. Seeds Cloverseed Is quiet, with small sales at 9i 9-60, the latter rate from second hands. Timothv is firm at t'60a4,i8 per bushel. Flaxseed is scarce, und if here would command t2-6ft2,70. Whisky is steady, with sales at 95ig9su. per gallon, tax paid. LATEST SHIPPIXJ INTELLIGENCE. For additional Marine Hewn tee Iiuide I'agen. I BY TKLKOBAPH K0RTRKS8 MOWBOK, May 1.-Panned In for Raltimnre bip A. linniifeN, from New York : barque John A. Hour son, from Turk's Inland: brig Romance, from Nuraaaa. Paused out Krig Abby Ktlen, for Matanxa. An easterly rain storm prevails here. PORT OF PHILADELPHIA MAY 1. STATS 07 THERMOMETER AT THE EVENING TELEUUAPB OFTICC 7 A. M., 52 11 A. M MS P. M 63 OI.EARKD THIS MORNIVO. Steamship Brunette, Howe, Now York, John F. Ohl. Hi in Union T., 'l ulls, Halifax, N. 8., B. A. Sou lor A Cn. ling Mary Orace, Morrison, Yarmouth, Day, llu J1I0IHC0. Kulir Ann Dole, Halsny, (JambriiiKe, do. Kelir.f. M. Vance, Hurdue, Boston, do. Si hr 8. A M. D. Scull, hteuliuan, CUarlostown, George 8. Suur'llaraSii A. Reed, Reed, Boston, J. K. Bazley A Co. ARRIVED TiTia MORNING. Steamer F. Franklin, Piorson, I'i hours from Baltimore, with milse. to A. Uroves, Jr. Bchr J. W. Hine, Lane, 4 days from New Haven, with mrise. to captain. Kchr H. L. Crocker, Thraahor, S days from Taunton, with mdse. to Mention 4 Cloud. Huhr Youmc Teazur. Bowman, 4 days from New Bedford, with bone dust to J. Tiers A Co. Huhr PotoHi, Truax, Si days from Loipuio, Del., with grain to Jos. K. Palmer. Kclir (ieortco K. French, Doughty, 6 days from Washing ton, N. U., with lumber to I). Truiup, Hon A Co. richr Leesliunr, Park, 6 days from Portland, with bead inus to Joint Mason A Co. 8ehr H Croakey, Mai'hette, from Boston. Bohr li. Dove, Hinsull, from Boston. MEMORANDA. Rlilp Marjory, Hallidny, hence, nt Uueetmtowa ISth ult. Hliip Mary Russell Mil ford, Berry, for Philadelphia, cleared at London 14th ult. (Ship MellKiurne, Horton, for Philadelphia, entered out at Uverpool I.Mh ult. Barque Die Tugend. Bugdahl, for Philadelphia, sailed from Liverpool 141 ti ult. Barque Speed, ltrkin, hence, at Stettin 12th ult. Brig Htar of Wales, Jones, from Measiua for Philadel phia, sailed trora ii ibraltar Sd ult. Bchr Alice 8., for Philadelphia, cleared at St. John, N. B., yesterday. Helm W. it. Mitchell, Cole, and M. Nichols, Small, for Philadelphia, cleared at New York yesterday. Huhr Cohaaset, Uibus, and Triumph, Bwift, hence, at New Bedford 2Sth ult. Huhr Neptune's Pride, Chase, for Philadelphia, cleared at Boston Win ult. Hubrs Calvin, Clark, hence for Belfast, and Ossuna, Has kell, hence for Boston, at Holmes' Hole 2sth ult. The O. HclirBeuj! Strong, Brown, for Philadelphia, sailed from Providence 2stb ult. Huhr Ontuxt. Heath, for Philadelphia, sailed from East Greenwich xSlh ult. . ,. . Bctir Mary it. Collins, EodiCOtt, for Philadelphia, sailed beat Salem rah ult. EXEMPT FROrEltTY, Tbr It ml lialnle which Kncnprn Ihe Burden of TnRtlon A I. In! of the Properties Acmid nt )t'iO,0t nnd I pwnrd. on March 'fl we published the report of the IViard of Revision io Councils, showing the assessed value, of real estate in this city which Is exempt from taxation. The total assessed value of this property was ip"ven at f4ti,l)70,.W), which, at tho present tax rates, would, .yield 1726,670 to the city treasury every year. A glance at the figures given below will show how exceed Ingly low an estimate has lieen placed upon many of these properties by the assessors. Per sons who reside In tne neighborhood of the buildings given, and t!n;(jui(l.nt.tI with their real value, will at once perceive thv discrepancy, and see that, if no property at all were exempted, nnd a fair and equal valuation pltfcod' trpoti all real estate, the Increase In the reoiirces of the fcltyX would lieXswelled by more than a million of dollars. The figures given are those returned-to the Board of Kevlsion by the ward iissessw,'nntt have in no instance been revised by any authority, the greater portion of this propertywas lat .assessed, the city was divided Into I'i't twenty-six wsrdSj and soinef the properfies'ln 1 uidtil arc now located In oue of the two new wardX The recent uddithjiis, to r'airmount park arc not In cluded, as the,v were subject to taxation during 1S6S. The assessed, value of the old Navy Yard is that put upon It by the- rutted States Government oUloials sometime since!" The eutire list would fill at least one page of Thk Evknino Tei.kukapii, and we ca therefore glvjij only such properties as are placed at und above t20fooo,. arranged by wards, as follows: " Flrxt H ani. . . Ocrnion CnthotirChnrctt. -.'. . .'. 60,ooo Scott Methodist Episcopal Church 30,oon Church of Annunciation 60,fKK I.eiigne Islanti.v.-.-.y.v.'. . ..v.... 3-to,(KKi I'nltcd Stateovernmeut ltvt.OOit Morris Public School 85,000 lturiul-gronntts. J,00 Tasker Public Hrnool........... 30,000 City of Philadelphia.- ,. , 24,800 NrcondiWardJaBfli j'M1 X iiitcd state Navy Yard. v. 13,500,000 .Teirerson square. 90,000 Presbyterian Chnrch. ' 20,000 Wharton Street MarRet . ),orsj city of Philadelphia..... ....'. 40,000 Hurlal-groiinds....... , 183,600 Methodist Kplftcop'rtl Vnlon Association 40,000 ltoman Cathone School-house 18,000 Mariner's Hapttsf Church : 24,000 Swedish Corridration 80,000 Calvary Baptist Church.... 20,000 Olivet Baptist Church... 4 25,000 Wharton Strict ITesbvterlan Church 25,000 ' Wanhlngton Public School 35,000 Christian Street-Public Landing 05,000 St. Paul's Roman Catholic Church 80,000 Lutheran Church 50,000 " Tlilrc! Wnrd. Trinity Protestant Episcopul Church 20,000 St. Philip de Nerl Church , 40,000 Church of the" Redeemer. 15,000 Third Baptist Church 25,000 Presbyterlon Church 25,000- Ebenezer MefhOdlst Episcopal Church 60,000. Mount Vernon Public School 25,000 , Philadelphia Society, for support of Charity School....... 20,000 St. Paul's Methodist Episcopal Chnrch. 80,lKXr Philadelphia Society fur Kelief and Employ ment of the Poor 20,000 , Church of the Evangelist , 40,000 I.von Public School.. .'. 20,000 All Salnta' Chnrch... . 25,000 Children's ITome.y. 80,000 St. Theresa Komun Catholic Church 80,000 St. Paul's Roman Catholic Church 40,000 Fletcher School 40,000 Commissioners' Hall 24,000 Burial Grounds. ,0M Fourth Ward. Burial Grounds $88,000 South Street Presbytertau Church 80,000 Ringgold School-house 20,000 Almond Street Landing HO.noo Washington Market... 60,000 Institute for Colored Youth .- 30,000 Tweirth Street School-house 25,00 Eleventh Street Market. 26,000 Filth Ward. citv of Philadelphia. 9fl,Oon Puiilic School.. eo.ooo Third lYesbyteriati Church...' 150,000 Bethel Methodist Colored Church 85,000 Vnlon Baptist 'Colored Church ' 20,000 Presbyterian Colored Church ,. 26,000 Presbyterian Church, Spruce Street 25,000' Baptist Church, Spruce street 25,000 St, Paul's Episcopal Church 20,000 St. Joseph's Church ami College 35,000 St. Mary's Church and burial-lot 172,000 Burlal-Grounds. 20,000 Trinity Catholic Church 20,000 First l'resbyterian Church 125,000 Wimblngton Square 610.000 Philadelphia I Jhrary Company 40,000 I'nltcd States Post Ofllce 150,000 1 nited States Custom House 350,000 Health Olllce 18,000 St. Peter's Protestaut Episcopul Church.... 95,000 State House. ......... 1, 000,000 Tobacco Warehouse y? 126,000 1'nited States Appraisers' Building o,000 Philosophical Building.. 80,000 Sixth Wnrd. Citv of Philadelphia 2tt4,00 Christ Church.' 80,000 Christ Church Burial-grounds. .. 200,000 . Methodist Episcopal Church.. 60,000 Free Quuker Meeting House 85,000 St. James' Episcopal Chnrch 62,000 Dutch PreBbyterlan Chnrch 30,000 Hebrew Cong. Synagogue. 60,000 National Guards Hall.. 70,000 ' New Street Lutheran Church 20,000 St. August lue s Church., . 64,000 Friends' School Corporation 82,500 New Street Public School 0,000 Franklin Square 300,000 Building of the First Baptist Church 25,000 Friends' Meeting House and Grounds, Fourth and Arch streets 250,000 Franklin Institute o,ooo FYiends' Society School Corporation 20,000 St. George's Methodist Episcopal Church.... 40,000 St. John's Lutheran Church 70,000 Meventh Ward. St. Joseph's Orphan Asylum $.1o,oVsi Pennsylvania HoHpltal 4VI.0OO Clinton Street Church 0,000 Public School, Quince street 20,000 African ITesbvterlan Church 20,000 Church of Ascension 20,000 Fourth ITesbvterlan Church 74,000 Sulem Methodist Episcopal Church 80,000 Burial Groulnds 2rt,5(Ml St. Luke's Church 75,000 Deaf and Dumb Asylum 200,000 Church at Hroad arid Lombard streets 86,0Kl Church at Fifteenth and Lombard streets.. 25,ooo Western Presbyterian Church 100,000 Church of the Mediator 25,000 Church, Broad street below Spruce avion City of Philadelphia 4,000 Eiahlh Ward. Burial-grounds 20,000 Friends' Meeting-house, Spruce street ho.OOO St. Andrew's Church 60,0oo Friends' Meeting-house, Orange street. 45,000 Vnitnrlan Church 40,000 Calvary Presbyterian Church 150,000 Academy P. Ei Church, Locust street 100,0110 American Protestant Hall 25,000 Vnlversiilist Church 60,000 Locust Street Public School 40,000 Ninth Presbyterian Church 30,000 Academy of Nutural Sciences 60,000 Independent ITesbvterlan Church 76,isio Tenth ITeslivterlun Church 75,000 Holy Trinity Church 160,000 Western M. K. Church 40,000 St Mark's Church 160,000 Trinity Chapel 25,000 St Patrick's Church 80,NM House of Good Shepherd 50,000 Holy Trinity Church 100,000 I'nion Medical College 3l),noo Jefferson Medical College 40,000 Children's Hospital HO.imo Public School, Uicust street ho.oou Klttenhouse Square 500 (Ks Academy of Notre Dame nw',000 Ninth Ward. Trustees of City Gas Works' wharves, Mar ket and Chesnut streets fiiiinon Trustees or City Gas Works' building's! ,"0,,KH' Market street, Schuylkill ino-ium Filbert Street School House imi'SJ Fourth Reformed Presoyterlan Church ao'tkki Tabernacle Church Vk'n,u Western Presbyterian Church.., moh! Church of the Covenant iJut Arch Street Presbyterian Church .".".'M ." 1 w'ukj irtiiV.twi n the Btatnd faje. '