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TIDE rrn H H A A. o VOL. IX. NO. 131. PHILADELPHIA, TUESDAY, JUNE 1, 18G9. DOUBLE SHEET THREE CENTS. FIRST EDITION AN EXCITING SCENE. Tw Men on thn Ken Ho Id In North C'nrwtlna Tktdmniir THrnihrcl to for a Hrnplte The Crlmlnnls Wait Five Minute with the Hop Around their Nerku It ('antes at Innl. from tht WcUion (.V. C.) Sewn, May 29. Yeetcrday belngt the day for the execution of (inn. Tlaker and Jim. Thomas, two Wado Iiiteher mur derers, at Halifax, early in the day crowd of blacks and a goodly nuiniier of whites commenced assem bling in tbo town of Halifax, with the vain hope of twin K the execution. The murder is acknowledged to have been a moHt atrocious one, and as the guilt of the parties was not questioned, lut little or no sympathy was manifested on any hand. All the pre paration necessary for the hanging had been made, an enclosure some fifteen feet hurh having been erected in front of the Jail, with a rough but substan tial Readout erected at the southern side of It, Up to Thursday the prisoners had entertained some hopes of a respite or a commutation of the sentence but upon the arrival ot the respite for Ueorge Bayliiie, and refusal of the Governor to in terfere in the execution of the sentence; upon Baker and Thomas, the two latter resigned all hope; hut the manner of expressing their brclinps was rut her strange, for, instead of complaiirng of his own fate, Baker lost sight of this, and heaped curses loud and hitter upon ueorge Jtavlme (who was occupying a dilfereiit, cell), and said there was no justice in hanging h;rn and Thomas, and respiting llaylino, when all three were convicted on the same evidence. Such were his feel ings that we think hu would have murdered Bayliue had the opportunity been oilered. His appear ..nee was that of a demon, and exhibited the true charac ter of the man. The cause of this hatred against Uayline springs from the confession made by the latter a few days since, and wh'i rr they declare to be false. Thursday night they spmt In endeavoring to court sleep, but without effect, except In one Instance Thomas slept for a few moments, from which he was aroused as if from a terrible dream. Friday morning eauie, and, as far as they knew, they witnessed for the last time the sun gladden the earth with Its rays. Breakfast was served them, but they ate nothing, only drinking a cup of coffee. Baker asked for a julep, which was jurnisiicu mm, ana tie drunk "the health, and long life" of those around him. Between the hours of 13 and 1 the execution was to take place ; 11 o'clock ar rived, and with it a despatch from iovernor Holdeu's secretary at Kaleigh demanding that the prisoners be not hung until Friday, the 4th of June next, stating that the respite would be forwarded by mail. Sheriff John A. Kcld refused to acknowledge this despatch as official, and so telegraphed ilolden's secretary. (Shortly after 12 o'clock: a second des patch was received from Kaleigh, requesting the Hherl.'i to stay the execution to the last moment; that Governor Holden, who was in Baltimore, hail again been telegraphed to. At 12 v o'clock the Sheriff arrived at the juil grounds, ami proceeded to arrange for the execution. During this time the ex citement had been Intense, owing to the various despatches, and the probabilities as to whether the sheriff would recognize any despatch as valid. The respite which came In the morning was in answer to an urgent request from Mr. A. Coniglund, one of the prisoners' counsel (but which application was made without the knowledge of the prisoners themselves), who desired that time should be given (Jus Baker to Bee a Catholic priest, ho vBakcr) having expressed an earnest desire to have one with him before being executed, Mr. Contgland having telegraphed (Iovernor Uolden early yesterday morning. But the sheriff having declared his intention to hang them, regardless of Jiorner's telegram, at 12 clock, Mr. Conlgland, accompanied by two ladies, visited the prisoners' cell and read the services of the Catholic Chureh to them, and praying with them, until interrupted by the entrance of Deputy Sheriff Horace Kcld, the rites of baptism being administered after the prisoners were tied. The announcement that the hanging was about to take place caused the swaying masses outside to press against the wall and move to and fro only gome tifty witnesses being in side, including several members ol the press, physi cians, and the number allowed by law. The prisoners were then led forth Into the yard, and walked, apparently cool, upon the scaffold. Haker was dressed In white pants, white shirt, and white gloves; Thomas in the same manner, with the exception of colored pants, sheriff Keid, assisted by Deputy Sheriff Horace Keid, then adjusted the ropes around their necks, placed the cups over their faces, and death seemed inevitable. But a few minutes remained until the expnii'lon of the time allotted, and the Sheriff declared his intention of waiting live minutes to see il .my further des patches should come. At this jiiujiiirc the prisoners' counsel claimed that the time had expired, and declared that the prisoners could not be hung titter that time without a positive violation of the law, and that by so doing the sheriff would lay himself liable. The sheriff's own time wanted nine minutes of one, aud many by slanders sustained him. Considerable excitement prevailed, the sheriff avowing his determination to hang the prisoners within the time which his wat'h called for; but when this matter was being warmly discussed, the prisoners In the meantime standing ready to lie launched into eternity, wanting only the knocking from beneath them the prop which held their life as if by a thread, a despatch came in from Jovernor Uolden, worded as follows: JUi.timohr, Md.. May 28. l . 7 tlie Slur iff of Halifax County, A. (.'..- In response to the urgent. . lequeet of Mr. Oonighind, the criminals, Thomas and ' baker, are hereby respited until the 4th day of June next, on which day they will be executed, W. W. llOI.DKN, iovernor ol North Carolina. The Sheriff at once declared his intention to recog nize this despatch, anil this of course put an end to the dispute though the excitement was but little abuted a pistol being llred at the moment (claimed to be accidental) by Representative LI ays, who had brought the despatch in. Mime one in r.ue crown ; outside cried, "Come down, Baker!" to which Baker I responded '.recognizing the voice), "Oh my, Dudley, thank God." The prisoners were then released from their cap aud rope, and quietly con ducted bock into their cell to be executed oh Friday next, for the murder of Wade Ditcher in tins place, unless again they receive Executive clemency, which is by no means probable. In the meantime a priest will be sent for to administer the proper rites to the con demned. Aud thus ended what came near being an execution, forming In its details one of the most singular events wc have ever witnessed. REMARKAKLE DISINTERESTEDNESS. What an ICnrliNh Capitalist Mi.yn of Our Rands. The Washington correspondence of the New York tieraui contains mu iuiiuwiuk . An extraordinary case nasonme to tne Knowieuge of the Treasury Department. It is not exactly a cawc of conscience, but a remarkable instance of justice rromoneof her Majesty' loyal subjects. An Eng lishman, formerly a member, of Parliament, has written to Secretary Boutwell, "jving that he is a holder of one Government bond to a certain amount which bears six percent. Interest, He says that this is a higher rate of Interest than the Government ought to pav; that three per cent, is quite enough, and in proof of his sincerity he encloses a $1000 bond and some coupons, amounting in the aggregate to about 1 1800, for the purpose of reducing the interest to three per cent,, iu accordance with his idea of justice. Hinco sending this enclosure he has written another letter asking to exchange Ills six per cent. Bonds for bonds bearing three per coin., tu"t relte 4 fating his conviction that our Government ought not to pay Interest to exceed t'nt rate. Secretary Boutwell has written to him ami invited him to visit this country, with u view to a conference upon a subject ni which he has taken such an extraordinary interest, and in a direction so contrary to his own. It is certainly a remarkable circumstance, and unless it can be accounted for upon the theory that it is the inauguration of a plan to pav off Alabama damages without the bother of Government negotiations, the solution of the mystery will have to be deterred until the arrival of the honest ex-Parliamentarian. THE LONDON "TIMES." The Toil' t now printed by new machinery so peiiect, anil so simple tlial it lakes but one engineer aud three laoorers to print off the whole edition of the Tunes. The prin ciple of the machine is that tho paper is not. cut into sheets before it is printed, but is brought to the ma chine in a long roll. It passes through tho machine, is printed on both sides, and is divided as it passes out, the whole process being automatic. The Idea lias long been worked at by engineers, but has only lately been practically carried out, under the super intendence of Mr. Macdouald, the engineer who has the whole Time machinery. The new machine is called the Walter Press, in honor of the rhief tironrletor Of tho It will quite supersede the Hoe machine, and la an improvement upon the admirable Fremiti Marinonl machine upon which the t?i lio IN printed. loun stwrim -The Countess of Derwentwater baa again "squat tul" mi her ancestral tu;- Cariotu latest whim U not to Bleep in a room hern a sinirie window w cio". -King William, of Prusta, la neventy-two yearn jld, ud. ;yidj yitfcogt prctadeB. MINISTER BASSETT. Ill Interview with President tlrnnt Venterday -The Latter (Jives II In V iew on Annexation. Tho N. Y. Herald' Washington correspondence of yesterday contains the following: Mr. K. D. Bassett (colored), our new Minister to Haytl, arrived hero to-day and had interview with tho President, Secretary Fish, Senator Sumner, and your correspondent. Bassett, though belonging to what young Douglass calls "a despised race," Is a man of considerable parts. He Is gcod looking, ap parently well educated, quite polished in manners, well posted about political matters, and seems to have thoroughly fitted himself for the discharge of the duties devolving upon him as the tlrst colored diplomatic representative of the I'nltcd States. With all these good qualities he combines a rare modesty which nicely distinguishes between servility to "the white trash," and that, undue assumption which so often characterizes the conduct of men suddenly clouted. "I going to see President Grant,'' said he to your correspondent, "anil 1 confess it will lie an ordeal a little trying to me. Some men like noto riety of that kind, but I am not one of them. lam only a poor Yankee, and don't, cure to make myself remarkable." "In wmit part of the country were you born 7" asked your correspondent, "Connecticut, sir, in Litchfield," where, strange to say, licsides the present Minister to Havti, John Brown and the Seymours were also horn. Mr. Bassett then firoceeded to say that lie had already lad a short interview with the President who received him graciously and appointed a later hour in the day for a Inngcr'talk, stating that he do sired to see him when they could be more secluded. "I told the President J had culled to see htm because 1 had heard he wished to say something to me before my departure to HaytL I said him that. I had gen eral written Instructions from Secretary Fish, bu supposed h 'night like to give me some special in struetlons. smiled and said 'No, he had not,' bu in such a waj Jiat I inferred that he really had some thing special Jo say." of the second interview with the President I will endeavor to give yon an account, also In Mr. Bus sett s own words: "When 1 went, into Mr. Grant's office I found him talking with Mr. t rcswell, both sitting down, and both smoking cigars, tllcro Bassett smiled.) They both received me pleasantly, and I was given a cigar by Mr. Grant, the remains of which 1 still have (exhibiting a cigar stump). Our conversation was free and cordial. Mr. Grant asked me several questions about the re sources of Haytl, Its history, customs of the peo ple, etc., which I answered as well as I knew how. Mr. Irant opened a map of the West Indies as big as that table, and referred to It. During our conversation Mr. Creswell also examined a cyclo pedia regarding some points that arose. The Presi dent was very emphatic, and at the same time very cautions in expressing himself about the policy of annexation, lie said his own views were In favor of such policy, but that he thought In all cases the people of a country to be annexed should first show themselves anxious for union with us, and that then it would be a subject for the consideration of our Government. You see he was very careful In his expression on that subject, saying that even after a people showed themselves favora ble to annexation it would still be a ques tion for our consideration. He said he had no particular instructions to give me. I told him I could only bring to the office with which he had honored me patriotism, honesty, fidelity, and in dustry. He replied that he felt there could be some advantage to be derived from my appointment to liayti; that being accredited to the people of the same race as myself I would be received with more cordiality, and be enabled perhaps to be of more service to the United States. I told him I had assur ances that 1 would he well received. The Interview, 1 suppose, occupied altogether about three-quarters of au hour." Mr. Bassett, in reply to several questions from your correspondent, related other things that occur red at the interview ; but as they were not of much account, they are omitted. The above is snl stantially what occurred. At his Interview with Secretary Fish he was told that there were several claims against the Ilayticn Government, but that they were not in such a shape as to require a de mand for settlement. The services of the United States Minister would simply be used in tho way of friendly mediation. Mr. Bassett informed your correspondent that he would sail from New York for Haytt next Thursday, and requested that if anything should be published about his conversation with irant that It should only be very general. But as the Interview is somewhat important, from the fact that Mr. Bassett is the llrst colored ambassador from the United States, aud as nothing related above is to the discredit either of the President or of Min ister Bassett, I have sent, you the above account even at the risk of being charged with violating contidence, as Horace would say. "just once." (KANT. Wlmt Im Now SnUI ot Ili Policy A Washington correspondent ol the Cincin nati Oau'tUi is one of the few fortunate men who can telieitate themselves in having au '"inside view" of Grunt's policy. He ha come to the coiu'luaiou that the President desires full and lastinu; peace. To the propositions that our Government should seize Canada. Cuba, and Mexico, the correspondent makes this re sponse: To all these the Administration lias but one answer: Let us have peace. To those who want Lower California and the ri'ht of way through Mexico: to those who want Cuba and San I)o m.nuo; to those who want Canada and a war with England, the President says, by his action at least: (Mitlenien. the nation needs rest. It has had war enough. Tim reconstruction of the South is a riiuntic tak. The natioualcxpeuses were plunn'nin us into bankruptcy; we must have time to institute uriet economy and tret the Government organized again upon this new basis of expenditure. The national debt must be diminished: we ennuot increase it and answer to the people for it. Our policy with all forcinn nations must be peace unless they insult lis, mid then of course it w ill be war. But they must bo the aggressors. Annexation, North or Houth, must wait on reconstruction; on the institution of economical measures of government; on the reduction ot our debt; on the solution ol the Indian problem, whicliliuvolvcs all the Interests fit 'ir Great West, and the condition of tho National lreasury ns well. Let us withdraw our eyes from all other lands and work together earnestly to repair the countless breaches of tho war, and develop the empire we have, before accepting the Uurdens which the acquisition of more will bring. .MASSACHUSETTS. Mie is Bothered with a Itad I.rnislul ore. lYtinsylvaniit, according to the Boston Trail- Bcrii't, is not the only Suite that has had to deal with a corrupt Legislature. As will he scon by this editorial extract from that paper, Massachu setts is, iu this respect, no better off than her neighbors: The Legislature has now linen in session five months, and it is a remarkable fact that ncarlv till the important measures are to bo acted on. The liquor law is apparent!' no uearer a duality than it was two mouths ago. But what is re markable is that the measures so important to tho business community have scarcely been discussed at all. There lias been plenty of talk about cider and lager beer, and the, marchings aud countermnrchiugs on the novel subject of prohibition have all along esciteit ttie mirih or moved the indignation of tho public, and the tremendous efforts of the smelling oniinitteo to find out whether past Legislature have been entirely pure, have been exhausting to the weak and irritating to the strong. But any great measures for developing the resources of the Commonwealth in order to diminish the rate of taxation any efforts for substantial economy in the expenditures any ecriotis endeavor to cheapen transportation in order to compete with other places as to all these there lias really been nothing accom plished; and if anything is to bo proponed, it will be in tho hurry of tho close of the session, if indeed there is to he nuy close. It is now whispered round that some of tho delay in these! matters has been iu order to have certain committees sit in the recess. We rather think this feather will break tho cnnicl s buck. 1 ho idea that half a year is not enough for commit tee to exumiue subjects ami make reports, but that the people must iu addition have the 8tate House tilled all summer by committees who may find this au agreeable manner to spend the summer near the seashore, is a little too much. Why not make the legislative sessions per rcttiuJ ? THE SMALLfOX EPIDEMIC. Nearly One Hundred Cnocn nt ninckwrll'n Inland Ilospital-Uernian nnd Irish Kuiirnnts Afflicted. hays a New York Jonmal of this morning: For the past, two weeks there has liecn an exten sive prevalence of smallpox among the poor of this city, and consequently a large Influx of patients to the smullpox hospital on Blackwells Island. The epidemic Is mainly due to the arrival of several emi grant vessels, upon which were victims, most of whom wen; sent Immediately to the Island without landing In the city, by the Commissioners' boat Gov ernor Fenton. Of about ninety cases In the hospital np to last Saturday morning more than one-half had passed through Bellevne Hospital, all hut one or two in the two weeks ending May 29. Week before last, about twenty cases were sent up, and last week the fol lowing arc the numbers passed through the hospital each day : Monday, two cases; Tuesday, two coses; Wednesday, live cases; Thursday, tlvc cases; Frldav, seven cases; and Saturday, one case. None were sent Sunday or yesterday. The victims were brought to the hospital iliellevue) in the small pox wagon of the Commissioners of Chan ties and Correction tinder the order of Mr. George Kcllock, Superintendent of Outdoor Poor. The driver of the wagon, who has been employed for that; duty for seven years, sitvs he has never'had so busy a fortnight during that time. On the arrival of the wagon at Bellevne the patient Is taken out and placed in a small house especially for that purpose, down by the river, and Is then sent up to the Island soon niter In charge of the nurse. Most of the cases were of people' natives of Germany and Ireland, the Germans predominating. There ' were more men than women, alsmt two-thirds being men, and seve ral children among the number. The seven taken last Friday constituted a whole famtly father. inotlier.Htid live children living In Eighteenth street between Seventh and Kighth avenues. Three were tjken on Thursday from West Klghtecnth street, between Kighth and Ninth avenues. Two were taken from No. Ill Host Kleventh street, and two from No. (wi Kleventh avenue. With the exception of one woman, who w as In a very advanced stage of con fluent smallpox, the cases were generally in the iu cipient stages, a portion of them proving to be sim ply varioloid. Four cases were taken from Castle Garden by the wagon, and the remainder of the number sent np were found one in a place all over the city. There have been but few deaths, and all the cases now In the hospital are in a fair way of recovery. SPAIN. Did She Kver Intend to .llnke War Attains! the United StnleHf This morning the following article is given great prominence on the editorial page of the New York Time: A statement made not long since bv Mr. II. J. Perry, our Secretary of Legation iu Spain, to the effect that the Government of Spain had resolved, at one period of our civil war, to commence war against the United States, has excited a good deal of attention and curiosity. From information that has since reached ns, we are inclined to belive the statement well founded. The determination of Spain was brought about by the intrigues of the Emperor of the French, and was based on a complaint that our Government had been guilty of a violation of neutral rights. The 9th of October, 18611, was fixed upon as tho day for com mencing hostilities, orders to that effect having already been sent out bv tho Spanish Government. But through the active efforts of liberal Spaniards, devoted friends of our cause as Identical with their own, counter orders were sent out by the steamer from Cadiz of September 15, lstiil, and the whole affair was suppressed. In the present, condition of Spanish politics It would be highly Imprudent to disclose the names of the persons who rendered us this service. They are all now, since the revolution, prominent public men, and their positions and influence would be seri ously compromised by a premature disclosure of their ugency In this transaction. But the time will probably come before long when their names can be made known and we can award them the acknow ledgments their friendly services deserve. LIVELY PASSEXdiEKS. They Asxnil the Kailroad Officii! U. The Spectator, a paper published in Hamilton, Canada, says they had a lively time with a swarm of bees on a train at Princeton a few days ago. Some one had freighted the bees, and when the train stopped nt the above-named place, it was discovered that the wire gauze placed over the entrance of the hive to allow the bees air, nnd at the same time to prevent their escaping, hud become somewhat displaced. The bees had made the discovery tirst, and resolved to "swarm,'' and make the rest ot the journey (to some western station, wint ner tncy were being sent) in their own wav. They did swarm, too. and about the cars of ollleiuls. who lor some time made ineffectual efforts to induce the saucy little creatures to go back into the hive, and be good. A dozen or more passengers, who ran to the spot to learn the excitement, got their eyes bunged up as the price for their curiosity. But all did feci sorry for one bright, blue-eyed beauty, w hose nose suddenly assumed alarming proportions. Tho train started on, and the refractory little creatures, who had refused to return to the hive, were observed ou the wing a few rods behind the train, doing their beat to keep up, generally coming in, as the train stopped at differout sta tions, In time to sting the brakeman. I'tirioiiM Soct'i.ieM In la ri. y. Lopcdier. a French feuilletonist, has writ ten a pamphlet on the secret societies of Paris, which Is reported to have created a great sensa tion, which it well might, if his stories are to be accepted as true. Some of them are decidedly lacking iu credibility. For instance, he bays there is au association called the ''Society of tho Trous Judas," which must be the meuuest in existence. ATrons Judas is a hole bored through a door for the purpose of watching people within tLe room, and it is said that an immense number of people provide themselves with gim lets for this purpose. The Society Troas Judas is wealthy, aud has an alliance with lodging house keepers. At their meetings those who have 'interesting" reports read them. This pre cious union has twice had serious trouble with the police, who watch them closely. Another club is composed of cultivated and aristocratic people, who actually believe that they meet while asleep, in dreams, or some equally myste rious manner, but in distant lands and wonder ful scenes. One of them told the author that he met their chief, who is a countess, in the moon the night before, and when urged to describe that locality for the bcneiii of science, replied that mankind are not yet morally pro pared for an accurate knowledge of the moon's surface." SPK.Uil E. Iliu l.ein-r In Southern Worltiiiumcn. Senator Sjmigiie lias sent the following reply to an invitation to address a Labor Union re cently orgaui.ed in Augusta, Cieorsria: AlKPN. Tueiiday, Mny ii, 1mS. -John L. Kllis, Kn., Pre sident Aiikusih baber t'liiou J niir Kir; Your il"' in lie half of the "ljibur t'nion," i, ui,ii,'H tlii'in ni an early day, in bul'nre nie. Being uhripHd to hurry North. I Imvii liei'lincd all rtnont invitations, but will inner you in the full. It is only by action individual nnd col lc lively -of iIib hilioriiiK iiien of the country run prosperity be auain s miruii, unit our hint ilnt ion. pri-nervd. I mil gliul " learn of your movement in Aukum. Hiiiiik early in the Held, let your billueiniB extend tliroucliniit the South. Tim work in men of the North are in full action. Tuii platform of union aud jiiat voinpi-Dsiitiiin lor lalior is one that all can aland no. In it there ia sabay a. well mkcxh. Faith fully yours, W. KI'KAGL'K. 'A ii ii ny iotinifti'4'. Mrs. Kesiah B. Johnsou was lately appointed Postmistress of Leavenworth, Kansas, aud the local papers sav that she commenced operations without a box, "desk, or table, tumbling the mails ull over the floor, simply because sue got huffy, and wouldn't buy, borrow, or take as u gift the lixtures of her predecessor. Consequently, the otllce had to be shut up for a day, and was uot opened until the business men ot the city, by a united effort, prevailed upon her to take tho fur niture, and get matters intosomesort of a shape. Dickens is mentioned as one of the prospective life peers under Lord Kiisseirs bill. Kiinseti, the chemist, lately met with a icrloua accideut while performing an experiment. The present Ithode island Senate contains but ouf lawyer, iieuerttl Van JCandt, of hewport. SECOND EDITION LATEST BY TELEGRAPH. Animal Meeting of tho Pennsylva nia Reserve Association Tho Anniversary Exercises Cable Despatchcs-Tho Unto of Transmit ting Political News. The New York Gold Market Fluctuation in Pikes. FROM THE STATE. Ninth Anniversary of llio IViinsy Ivnnin lie serve Association Celebrated ut Wo t Ciiesicr The KxerrlncN. fyefial Dfxpatcli to The Eve.niiuj TcUra))h. West Cukstdk, Juno 1. Tho ninth anniver sary of tho Pennsylvania Reserve Association was celebrated at this place to-day. Tho preK liniinary exercises were commenced this morn ing by a meeting for business purposes, held in Town Hall. There are about two hundred representatives from the fifteeu regiments com posing the corps. ff Governor Curtin presided, and (rencral It. O. Sickcl was elected Vice-President temporarily. The minutes of tho lout meeting were: read by Major Harvey, Secretary. General D. F. Ruff, James Gwinn, nnd James (liven nnd Commodore Steadman and Captain Murray, were elected honorary members. Tho following gentlemen were elected the board of directors for the ensuing year: 1st Regiment John II. Wagner, James R. T. Coates, and W. T. Jobe. 2i Regiment Lietitciiant-Coloncl McDouoiigh, Captain Clark, and Charles Devine. 3d Regiment General Visher, Capt. Richards, and Surgeons Collins. 4th Regiment Colonel Tapper, Captain F.iu wechter, and Private Lewis. fith Regiment J. A. McPhcrsou, J. C. Kelly, and Captain McCIcary. tith Regiment Colonel F.n,, Captain Connor, nnd Captain Davidson. 7th Regiment L. O. McCauly, E. VI. Hoff man, and W. K. Hopkins. 8th Regiment General Oliphnut, Lieutenant Hart, and Sergeant Abel. Ninth Regiment Colonel Anderson, J. E. Shields, nnd W. Howard. Tenth Regiment Captain Howe, Colonel Kirk, E. II. Henderson. Twelfth Regiment Lleiiteant-Colouel Chirk, Chaplain Miller, Privato Lawrence. Thirteenth Regiment William Baker, E. Raker, J. D. Ycrkcs, Artillery Sergeant Hoover, Licutenrut-Coloncl Brady, and Captain McClel land. Cavalry Colonel Jones, Surgeon tl;iimon, ( hiiplain Bcale. Eleventh Regiment Present board continued. FROM BALTIMORE. Tbo Slate lfetii)lleiiii Convention -Tlio Ifeecui. evere storms. SpecUU Vepat-h to The Keening Tcliyraph. Bm.timokt:, Juno I. Tin Republican Colored Mate Convention meets at noou to-day iu Dou das Institute. A very full attendance of dele gates from all parts of the Mate iu expected. During tho storm lust night, a row of fitio new houses, partly built, were blown down on Fulton street. During the storm of Sunday mot niug, in Anne Arundel county, six milod from Baltimore, the ligtitning struck a building on Joshua Os born's place, iu which wefo eleven persons, all of whom were more or lesit injured; sottbi, It is feared, fatally. FROM ENGLAND. The London I'renn on .lIotley'M Keen ta;ii. lit A tlantio Cable. Loniion, May 31. Tho London titar, in allu sion to tho reception of Minister Motley in Liver pool, sayrt that It is assured, on tho best au thority, that Mr. Motley comes charged with a mission of peace aud for tho purposeof concilia tion aud binding closer tho tics of friendship between tho two nations. Tho writer entirely repudiatcb the statements that have boon pro mulgated to the effect that the Minister comes armed with tin authority to demand au imme diate settlement of tho Alabama claims. This statement is regarded merely as news paper "bosh," tho Star not having tho slightest authority to speak on behalf of tho Minister. Mr. Motley arrived in London at hulf-pnst, 5 o'clock, and is stopping at Maurigny's Hotel, In Regent street. This Mornlna'n Quotation!, Ih-Jtpateh to I'Aii Ew.iiiii'j Tekgruph. London, Juno 1 11 A. M. Consols fot money open at 94?,' ; Consols for account, ex-tlivlilwnd, 92 .'h '?,. The Mtock imirktt opens tirm. United Htuies Five-twenty bonds, 81, firm, Illinois Central, 90. Erie Kailway, 19. Great Western kailroad, gft. Kkankkokt, June 1 11 A. M. United Mates Kive twenty bonds of IHtW. mi. I'akih, June 111 A. M. Tho Bourse is steady and Rentes are (tinted at Tlf. 4dc. LiVKKfooi., Juno I II A. M The Cotton market opens a shade tinner; the day's sales tire estimated at 16,000 bales; middling uplands, 11 'id.; middling Orleans, llj(l. Tho shipments of cotton from Bom bay to the lifctti ult. were 60,000 bales. The Bread stuff market in higher, and wheat has advanced to 9s. Kid. per cental for California white; No. 2 red Western wheat hus advanced to 8s. bid.; ami com to li'is. 9d. per quarter for new mixed Western. I'lm Provision market is steady and unchanged. This Afternoon's luoratioun. Despatch to The Eoaiiivj Telegraph. Lokiion, June 11 P. M The financial markets are generally easier since tlio opening this morning. Consols for money aro now quoted at 94; Consols for account, 92 , ex-dlvldend ; U. H. 5-iii)8 have de clined to so v, and are easier; Erie Kailway, 19 V- I.iVEKfooi., June 111. M. Tho Cotton market Is a shade tinner, with no alteration in quotations, however. Corn Is a shade lower, and is now quote I at 27s. 6d. per quarter for new mixed Western. Pens have also declined to i'is. lid. per quarter for Cana dian. The duty of one stil ling per quarter upon AtiiRri can breadstu it's, which was one shilling per quarter upon corn and 4f per cent, on flour, has just been repealed, and these articles are now imported into Great Britain freo of duty. Livkkpooi . June l 'i r. M The Cotton market has advanced Vi., and is now quoted as follows: Middling uplands, lld.; middling Orleans, 11 t.'d. The Manchester market for yarns and fabrics is firmer. Htork Quotation by Telegraph-1 P. M Olendenning, Davis & Co. report through their Mow Yori iiouho me luuowing: N. Y. Cent.H lov Clove. A Toledo 110 I'll, and ilea. i iuo MlcU. B.andN. I.K..118K Cle. and Pitt. R 105. Chi. and N. W. com . . 82,',' Chi. and N. W. pre!.. 104 Cut. aud It L It 126 w Pitt. V. W. k Chi.lR.iBfiv Faclile MaUHteam... mix Went. Union Tel 4, Toledo Wabash. . . . TT)tf Mil. 4 Ht. Paul It. ... . 794 Mll. A Ht. l'aul pref.. 91 , Adams Express 60 Wells, Fargo 4 Co.... 801,' United mates. 6(1 ' Tennessee 6s, new. . . 64;; Oold iau Market Irregular. FROM NE W YORK. l)(pntch to Tht Kveiiino TrUgraph. The Jold nnd Ntack Market. New York, June 1 The money market has been rather active this morning. Gold opened nt 138, advanced . to 138;-, nnd at 11 o'clock had reached 138. and now stands Y.W, with a fair business doing. There is no indication of much immediate change iu tho exchange market, so that tho money market will also be for omo days without any very material change. In the ftoek market, which Is tolerably active, Pittsburg and Pacific Railroads arc the features. The former opened at 105'., rmd rapidly reached 105j. It is now quoted at 105. The latter has fluctuated between 121 J and 125. The Cable It ales. New Yokk, Juno 1 The authorized agent of any newspaper or association of newspapers may transmit general and political news, in plain language, from New York city, New England, and the British Provinces, to Great Britain or Ireland, at half rates. Points south and west of New York city will collec t in addition full cable rates to New York. I'llOMU T. ECKf.KT, General Superintendent Western t'nion Tele graph Company, Markets by Telegraph. NBW Yohk, June I. Stocks unsettled. Oold, 1 :;,. Exchntiire, 9. 6-20s, 162, 122. ; do. 1G4, mx; do. 1H05, 118?, ; nnw, WO if; do. 1867, 10-40S, my,; Virginia 6s, 61 V: Canton I'mn panv, 0; Cumberland preferred, 30; New York Central, lOlj Keadlnir, VVS ; Hudson River, lft7M; Michigan Central, 1, ; Michigan Houthern, 118'i; Illinois Central, I4s; ; Cleveland and To ledo, Cleveland and Pittsburg, 107'j: Chicago and Rock Island, W6,'; Pittsburg and Fort Wayne, irv. THE PKEN. Tiie l.ute Revival f I.lltel Suits. The New York Herald this morning ends a long article on newspaper libel suits as follows: For some vears there was quite a lull In these re spects, and libel suits were rather few and far be tween. But lately they have been revived, aud at a rate so tremendous that, in comparison with the de mands made upon the press by oirended honesty In fot nier years, they wero as but a moth upon tho sm( kestnek of a locomotive. The irresistible and Irn pre ssittle James Fisk. Jr., of Krle-Urand-Opera-Hallroad notoriety, tirst began to have recourse to this sort of rehabilitation of wounded honor, and he opined with a libel suit, for $100,000 against Mr. Bow les, of the Springfield Htpubliean, and he quit kly followed it up by another against Mr. Oreeley, of the Tribuw:, for a like sum; then against Mr. Norvell, of tne 7Vww, claiming another $100,000, nnd finally against Mr. Raymond for the snug amount of a round million. Nor to be outdone by the railway impetuosity of Mr. Fisk, Mr. John Uiivm'II Young has commenced about ten suits iu ditl'i rent purts of the country, and two or three of them in tins city, and two in Philadelphia, each at the exact figure of $100,000 a trifle less would not satisfy him. The Keenimt Mirror at Indianapolis has lately been sued for IHO.OOO damages for llliel by one Talcott; and a case Is now pending at Pittsburg, by an ex-niember of the Pennsylvania State Legislature, against the Pittsburg Leader, which Journal had charged him with vanity and corruption. Thus the revlial f libel suits goes bravely on all over the country. There are now no less than 75rt libel suits ponding against editors or publishers iu this country try pi rsontiges who claim a plaster of greenbacks for their wounded reputation, ami the total amount o( damage alleged to be done to these 7ft injured plaln tl:Vs sums up $47,00,000. Who will deny hereafter the powev ot the press? . . Madame Rachel's case is at last disposed of, and now she goes to prison for five years. Five hun.-'lred new buildings are going up m St. Paul, Minn. An Alabama yoTint? !ad.v, caught smoking a cigar gave it as her reason that "It made it smell as though uieiu t tei 11 1111111 aiuuii'i. Tho annexation organ in Trince I'dward Island, ho ii(iiiitv,!di I'rcyreuH, hus suspended publica tion. Nine out of every ten American newspapers sent to France are, It iH said, confiscated in the French Post OftUso. Two local reporters on the Montgomery (Al Afnil reeonflv I'murht n ilnel luwunuik rlwu llll'.iiwl to the color of an actress' eyes. The elitor of the Wllliniantie Sentiiirl is not quite tilteen years old, yet, with a younger brother, lie does the type-setting, niakitig up, and press-work. A I, INT 12 I, LIU li.Ci:. Court of Oiinrtcr NesHtons-JuHKe Ludlow. Prison cases were before the Court to-day. Michael Tracy pleaded guilty to a charge of assault and buttery, lie went to a tavern drunk, and le eause tho bar-tender refused to give him tho drinks he blacked his eye. He was sentenced to the County Prison for twenty days. Kdword McAnuny pleaded guilty to a charge of assault and battery upon his wife, ami wassentuueed to County Prison two weeks, and ordered to give security iu $r00 to keep the peace. Kate Johnson was convicted of the larceny of a quantity of clothing from a lady with whom she was living at service. Ferdinand Kltlnger was convicted of the larceny of eight chickens from Mr. Catherwood, of iertiiau towu. Recent possession after the theft was the evidence against I1I111. Hose McLaughlin, a young woman of abandoned appearance, was convicted of larceny and assault, and battery. She pawned clothing belonging to various members of her mother's family, and finally struck an old uncle of hers upon the head with ii cane. As she appears to be sadly addicted to the use of rum, perhaps this conviction will be for her good. William J. Reynolds, colored, was convicted of assault and battery with Intent, to kill. It appeared that he entertained a deadly hatred to a colored man who had accepted the position of driver of the city dog-cart, and attempted to raise a mob to ex pel him from the neighborhood of Seventh and St. Mary streets, but failing In this he himself attacked him with a knlle aud inflicted several severe stabs. F I X A N C U AII i'OMMERCK. Office of tut. Kvfnino Telkobaph.I Tuemlay, Juuo 1, l(iit. The progress of the local money market has beeu steady for the last six weeks In the direction of per fect ease, and it is giatlfyiug to notice a continuance of the same favorable feature. The statement of the past week's transactions is very satisfactory, show ing an Increase in legal tenders of $:!97,9il9 and iu de posits of $161,023, but for tho tlrst time we notice a falling olf in tho lomiw of $lil,wi compared with the previous week. This latter feature reflects the apathy In trade circles, at the same time indicating the plet.lorio condition of the market. At no time during the past six weeks have the loans kept even pa':e witli the deposits, ami the posi tive decrease the past week is a very significant and unfavorable symptom. If this condition continues wo do not ee how tho rates now ruling for loans and discounts can be sustained. These rates, as wo no ticed yesterday, have been very fluctuating during tlio past two weeks, but we do not feel instilled In changing our former quotations. (jovernnient stocks aro quite dull, but prices have advanced since the opening, (iold Is (mite linn, the market openiug at l'Mi, and at 12 M. sales were iiuide at. las;'.,'. The stock speculation for arise still continues, aud prices at the opening were iu advance of the closing quotations last evening. Nothing was done iu State louns. City 6s sold at 100 for tho new issues, inter est off. l.ehlgh gold loan sold at 99 Reading Kailroad was quiet, but higher, selling at 60 3-16. Philadelphia and Krio Railroad also im proved, selling at ais(3;il b.o. ; Pennsylvania Rail road sold at tH'4 Camden and Atuboy Railroad at 12; and Minehill Railroad at Wi'f Canal stocks were held with increased firmness. Lehigh Navigation sold at37 (ui)7 V li o., aud Schuyl kill Navigation preferred at2owJii an advance of V. Bank shares were without essential change. Hales of North America at 240; Farmers' and Mechanics' at 119- ; and Mechanics' at iWV- In Passenger Railway shares no sales wero re ported. Messrs. Wiu.um Paintbr 4 Co., No. 86 8. Third street, report tho following quotations: U. 8. 6s of 1881, m.S;lJW'f ; 6-208 Of 1862, 1224122 V ; do. 1S64, 111VU1; do. IM06, liHant; do. July, ltwa, 1204120V; da July, 1HT, 1204120", da July, 1S6S, KvtfWP ; to, 10-40, llXM.idlov',. Oold, W;, Narr A Ladnbr, Bankers, report this rooming' Oold quotations as follows: 101W A. M 189',' I 11-07 A. M 11-00 " 188V I 1210 P. M 138 Messrs. Jay Cooib 4 t'a quote Government secu rities, etc., as follows: U.S. is, 81, 1W V2?X Of 1862, 12K(1227i' i da.1864, 117)tf(ail7! 1F6A, lls.'fQiig.itf ; do., Jaly, 1868, 120V'1 do., No at); de., . . . .rtni . . . .... . . Jk , Ddll 120Xf4l0'; I0-40S, . lWhaiM'f. Pacifies, 107M4UttK. Oold, 3X. PHILADELPHIA STOCK EXCHANGE SALES. Reported by De Haven 4 Bra, No. 40 & Third Street FIRST BOARD. $MI00 IT 8 6-0s,64cp,117 $1000 City 6s, New., clip.. 99 $1000 do ....cAp.too $1000 Alle Co 6s., .. 77 $60tio Phtla 4 E 7s. 89V. $4000 Hch N 6s,'82.b5 69 $1000 do e. 9 $v(K0 C 4 A mt 6s's9 93 V $200 Leh R loan.... S7if 8 sh Ilk N Am .ls.240 9sh Far 4 M lik..H9S ltiOsh Read K..H0. 60 8 sh Cam 4 Am It 6wn .12 2 sh Minehill R... 68V 12 do 68 100 sh rtnl4 Ell... niv 100 do bSO. 81V 100 8 100 700 100 100 do. 31V 80 V do., do. do. do . do. 81V ...IS. 81tf ..S60. 81tf .blO. 81V 100 sh Soli NSt.btiO. 9 10O sh 8c h N Pf.b60. 20 3C0 do.... B10. 60 fl-16 IS do 60 69 do. 19 200 do b60. 20V 300 do . Is. t60. 0 V K.O do..slflwn. 60V 1IMI (lo.sftwnAI.60 8-16 100 (IO..S30WD. 60 HlO do I. 60V (0 do...bao.6() It-16 Kill do 00 V 100 do.. mown, so v 4i! sh Leh N BL.so. 8Ttf 100 do. I30. 87?; 100 300 200 100 100 100 100 100 100 400 do.. do., do. . do., do. do. do. . do. do.. , ...s60. 87V ...b30. 97V ,ls.t)!iO. 87 '4' ....860. 87V .. .85. 87V 87V ...s0. MX sGOwn. 87 X 210 do ...b.10.60 8 16 n sh Petuia R ftx 87 do 6H ili'O do . .Is. still. 68 1(10 do c. 68'V ia do rs',- .s0. 81)tf 2 sh Mech II k. 82,V do M0. 37 V Tlio Hf?w Vorl Honey Market. Froin tht A'. Y. HeraM "The Government market was very animated and the transactions heavy, the facts pointing to a re vival of I'huir speculation In this branch also. Not less than six to eight million dollars' worth of bonds changed hands to-day, within a radius of two blocks from Wall and Broad streets. The market was stimulated by the sudden rise in London to 80V from 79 V, the closing price on Saturday. The better feel ing abroad was due to the receipt by mail of the in telligence that Secretary Ilotitwell had bought the bonds for the sinking fund, and wonld not reissue them under any circumstances. Reports were cur rent that Minister Motley had arrived in England ami made a speech of a satisfactory character. The decline in gold tended to oirset somewhat the effect of this rise abroad; but when gold had touched the lowest of the day and evinced a dis position to be linn, ir not to react, bonds became strong at the following quotations: United States 6s, 1881, registered, 121,(al22; do., coupon, 12 122V! do., Five-twenties, registered. 117(4117 do. do., coupon, 1862, 122.to i22V ; do. do., coupon, 18C4, 11T.V51UV; do. do., coupon, 1868, 117?,(itl9; do. do., coupon, IHiift, new, l2ik120', ; do. da, cou pon, 1867, 12OM,120'; 'da do., coupon, 1868, 12(X4 120 V ; United States 6s, Ten-forties, registered, 108?f (a ',109 V i do. do., coupon, 109(a10UJi ; currency bonds, 107,VCf4071,. , "The money market was a shade easier, but while the rate on call loans was almost universally six per cent, on Governments, tho activity of the stock, market rendered it a matter of no difficulty to get seven where the pledge consisted of miscellaneous securities. Commercial paper was fairly active at seven to eight and nine per cent. "Foreign exchange was tlrmer, the leading drawers advancing their rates in expectation of a better demand arising out of the decline in gold. Rates ranged as follows: Sterling sixty days, com mercial. lOsvtlOSV ? good to prime bankers , 109A Ui9V ; short sight. l'l'JVtn'HO' ; Puris, sixty days, 5 2i (6-l6,H'; short sight, Antwerp, 5-25 l-16i: Switzerland, 5-2.VrBfi-lV'; Hamburg, 35V(4 86,V; Amsterdam, 8!Vn;40.V; Frankfort, 40C440V; Uremcii, 77V''7s,y ; Prussian thalers, 70V711'. "The gold market was heavy at the opeuing, and the price declined from 139 to 138.V. The purchases made at the lower figures were very numerous, and Indicated that some of the cliques had not only cov-r ered previous speculative sales, but were buying for another hull' I movement in gold simultaneously with the sharp speculation in stocks. At the govern ment sale fourteen bids were submitted for a total of nearly seven millions at prices ranging from 138-08 to 188 mo. The awards wen! as follows: $400,000 at 18S-63, $.Mlll,iHI( at 13H-6S, $100,000 at lltstio. The i.s burscuiciits of coin interest were $306,710." Iliilalellif Trade Iteport. Tuesday, Juno 1 The Flour market is without quotable change, and in the absence of any demand for shipment only a few hundred barrels wero taken by the homo consumers In lots at $.rx3-80 for super fine; $fl'J8red for extras ; $(iia6-76 for Iowa, Wiscon sin, and Minnesota extra family; $i0ii7-8O for Pennsylvania do. do.; $rt-76ra;8-2ft for Ohio'do. do.; and JS-inraill-fiO for fancy brands, according t quality. Rye Flour commands $6-76. Nothing doing in Corn Meal. There Is uot much activity iu the Wheat market, aud buyers manliest no disposition to purchase be jond present necessities. Sales of red at SI -30(1 -40; 600 bushels Pennsylvania amber at $1-60; Us) bushels fancy Michigan do. at $1-60; and 700 bushels Tennes see white at $1-80. Ryo is quiet at $1-1(5 V bushel for Western. Corn Is steady, but the volume of business Is light. Sales of 1500 bushels yeltow at 95j. ; and Western mixed at 8GYn)H9e., the latter rate' for high mixed. Oats are unchanged. 2000 bushels Western sold at 77c. . Whisky sells at $lii8(atl-10 $ gallon, tax paid. LATEST SHIPL'IXO INTELLIGENCE. For addituHial Marine Neu gee fnnide Paif. I BY TELEGRAPH. Fortress Monroe, June 1. Arrived, bri Brotoer. from Kuhia, fur onion. Aitw Yohk, June I. Arrived, stearaihlpH Unitod K .dk doin, Ville de Paris, end Holnatia, all from Kurcpe. AUo, lainnhip Jv, from Lirnrpool. Hiy AtUmlic tWite.) Qukrnmtown, June t. Arrived, (teamsbip The Uocen.. from New York. Lmonii:khy, June 1. Arrived, UuiuBhip Austrian, from New York. Koi'thamptom, June 1. Arrived, etcamnLip Berlin, from lUltiniore. PORT OF PHILADELPHIA JUNE lr STATIC OV THERMOMETER AT THE KVF.KINO TKUwnAPir orraa. 7 A. M 73111 A. M 8112 P. M bS CLKAEKD THIS MORNINU. Steamer F.. C. iiuidle, MuCua, New York, W. P. CIsdeACa Kehrden. Scott, Hunden, Boston, Knitit A Koni. Tug Thos. Ji'tt.Twra, Alln, for Baltimore, with 10 barer in tow, W. P. Clyde A Co. Tun Commodore, VV ilnon, for Harre-de Grace, witii 3 barnes in tow, W. P. Clyde A Co. ARRIVED THIS MORNING. Ktoainahip Hunter, Harding, 3S hours from Provi dence, with indue, to U. S. Stetson A Co. ritflduialnp Brunette, Howe, U hours frein New Tork. with nulse. to John V. Old. Steamer Bristol, Wallace, 34 hours from New Yorli with indite, to W. P. Clyde A Oo. Steamer K. Willing, Cundiff, 13 hours from Baltimore With liulne. to A. drove, Jr. ' Mourner H. L. Caw, Iler, 13 hours from Baltimore, with nidne. to A. Groves, Jr. Bariiue Syhitiiile, Thompson, from Measina March 13. with iruit to N. Helbnsa A Bro. Br. brin, Ceres, Wilon, 13 days from Matanias. with molasses to John Mason A Co. vessel to K A Souder A to. Kchrlzetta, Smith, 13 days from MaUnaas, with urt and molasses to liallett A Sun vessel to Warren A tifaK. St-Iir Klizabeth Mavee, Smith, 23 days from Black tiwr, Ja.. with logwood to D. N. Wetzlar A Co. Kolir J. A. Brandon, Newcomb, lu days from Cardenas, with Suharto W. Hu.by -vessel to J. K. baslny A (k. rii-lir A ddii) M. BirJ, Merrill, 13 days from (Jardu,wU) molasses to Thos. Wattson A Sons. Selir Georgia, Oottrell, 13 days from St. Mury's, (.'a., with lumber to K. A. Souder A Clo. Suhr Kleeta Hailey, Smith, 6 days from Gardiner, Me., with ice to Knickerbocker loe Co. Sehr W. A. Crocker, Bauer, 6 days from Boston, with: mdso. to captain. ., ,. Tug- Thomas Jefferson, A linn, from Baltimore, witn 13 barcus in tow to W. P. ( lyile A Co. Tug Chesaneake, Memlieiir, from Havre de Grace, witb 11 barges in tow to W. P. Clyde A tic WKNTTO SKA, 2(th ult.. Brigs Samuel, Muir, for Kingston, J a, ; KUh. din, lor Barbados: 'rl7,Vttri''''T'pJ..H- haul, for do Paragon, lot I 'ictou ; Maud Potter, for St. John. N. B. I.KWKs Del.. May .11. I he iianjue Wueen Victoria, for T ivBrmmi brig Ol'ress, for Malaga, sclir Waif.for Bristol, 1 n all from Philadelphia, and the whole of the tlet le iore reixirtuu at the Breakwater, went to scu on Satnnlajt aiteruoon. L. L. LYONH. MEMORANDA. Barque Others, Duke, tor Philadelphia,, sailed from Breinei haven lsth ult. Bng torira, for Philadelphia, at Caibanen lsth ult., 'TclirK. W. Pratt, Kendriek, hence, at Boston 39th alt. Sclir Abbie Bursley, Hoarse (late Paiker, lust uvvrlsvarij grit hi, bmioe, at Boston Hillu ult. bvhr Aiiuur Burton, ironook, hence, at Bangor Ski ultimo. Koiir Flight, Orowell, for Philadelphia or New Tork, sailed frviu Providence 3Slh nit. Hcbrs John Hickey. Ilulae, from New Havflu. and Hun. ter, Crane, Imia t airuaveu, lHU for PiiiUue'iilii, PM4 Hell Gat3tb ult.