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THE DAIISP EVENING T ELE GRAPH PHIL ADELT1I1A. TUESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 18G0.
8 V1TY inTKLI'lOliNUEI. THE I O O X. Gathering of Waters in the Schuylkill and Delaware The Deluge's Damage Appearance of the Inundated Districts To-day. The Bchnylkill Subsiding The Dela ware Rising Prospects of a Re sumption at the Water Works Additional Particulars. The city's sole ami only topic of conversation to day Is the deluge which hog visited her, Its results, and the damage It created. Even Bt midnight the wharves and streets ncarlng the Schuylkill front were thronged by hundreds of ppectntors, voluble with comments on the flood, and curious In discovering cellars squares away from the river's wonted limit that floated In Inundation. Men, women, and children of the poorer kind, who live lu the western skirts of the town, were busy by the dim light of the stars in gathering plies of drift wood, swimming It to the edge of the water, and thence carrying " 1 tQelr homes. This morning the shores of both rivers, the Dela ware and Schuylkill, were crowded. The scene at either front was Indeed one of desolation. Wrecked tlmlcrs, barrels, and car-boxes, shingles from roors cf houses, soaked tufts of liny and straw, and ntim lierlcss oilier articles light enough to float, covered the streets, filled up the gutters, and adhered to flic walls of the houses. ' The Delaware river Is still rising. The Schuylkill, n the coHrary, rapidly falls. This morning, at 9 o'clock, the water passing over the dam at Fair mount was six feet six inches in dspth, having fallen since yeBterday some half-dozen feet. The prospects are that the various water works will be enabled to resume operations to-night. The 'turbines" at Fairmount can work under water, when the flood Is not too deep a thing absolutely Impossible with the old breast-wheels. The water in the reservoirs Is snfllcient In quan tity to supply all needs until the wheels can again operate, although the exact depth In each one was not ascertained this morning. The subsidence in the waters of tho Schuylkill has emptied the streets near It, but of course the hun dreds of cellars which were flooded still remain so. At Twenty-fourth and Vine streets, however, where there is a sort of depression In the ground, a large lake still presents its unwelcome surface to the dwellers on 1U banks. In addition to the particulars furnlshfd In yester day's Telegraph, the following were collected this nicrniug: Here nnil There. The basement of the American Meter Company's establishment, at Twenty-second and Cherry streets, was tilled with water. Tim tunuery of .1. iladley, on Cherry street, above Twenty-second, was also Hooded. The building occupied by K & G. Walden, manufacturers of patent fau-blowers, was also damaged. On Race street, above Twenty-second, the machine shop of J. Ii Packer & Co. was tilled Willi the fluid, as were also the basements of a row of houses near by. n the west pide of the river, Just below the midge, the ccal oil refinery of Kcnshard fc Street was submerged, containing two engines and one boiler. Tbciewcreon Saturuay about seventy-live barren el nil in the tank, but whether it had escaped or not was nut ascertainable. There floated oil' twenty-live barrels of crude and twenty-live borrels of refined o'l, together with about one hundred empty barrels, .lust, below, a s'able, with dwelling attiched, was in a similar condition. Adjoining this was the lamp black factory of the Messrs. Wilson, wiilcli was con siderably damaged. Below the Ciiesiumt Street Bridge. At the western end of the C'hesnut street bridge, E. Jlorgau & Son, manufacturers of terra-eotta drain pipe, are the lessees of a wharf upon which they store the product of their works. Their wares were pn tcetcd from the weather by sheds; tho flood nearly covered the sheds. The llrm will lose about f.uo. .liiht below Morgan & Son's are the petroleum woi ks and storage wharves of Wallace, Curtis & Co. They are losers to the amount of about ti'WO. One hundred and lifts barrels of oil, live hundred cmntv bairelsand some shedding wero carried oif. Two huge tanks at the south end of their depot were lifted from their foundations, and the pipe connect ing them with the banel-llllcrs was twisted oil', and the oil in them lost. The fence surrounding throe Rides of the West Philadelphia Skating Park at Walnut street wa-t de molished. The Almshouse meadows were over flowed, and all the property on tho west bank of the river below them was more or less damaged. Six spans of the trestle-work of the Point ISreeze branch of the Pennsylvania Railroad Company, nearly oppo site the Almshouse buildings, were destroyed. The cellars on Thirtieth street, from Chesnut street to Sansom, are filled with water. The wood wharf of John D. Ward, at the east end of the Chesnut Street llrnlgc, was completely inundated, and almost hU entire stock of cord wood was carried oil". The sand wharf of J. S. lilckley, at Sansom street, was sub merged, as wero alto the marble wharves of J. K. ,fc M. Freedley and J. S. lialrd, and II. ilarker & liro.'s granite yard at Walnut street. The stables of the linuswere flooded. Their loss, however, is inv.ua ter'al. liakcr A Smith's coal wharf, and the wharves of W. 11. Phelun and Harbet, Davis Co., lumber dealers, at Locust street, wero completely covered by the broad river. The lumber firms lose several thousand dollars by the floating oir of boards, Joist and laths. The storage house of the Penn Ico and Coal Com pany, at tho foot of Spruce street, containing '2VM) tons of ice, valued at 130,(100, was under water during the flood. The ice is supposed to be a total loss. Allison, Flnce & Co. had a largo quautity of cord word oiled on the ice company's wharf, which was carried away. Jesse Williams, coal dealer, opposite the ice com pany's property, sutlers slight damage to his stables and fencing, and also by some of his coal being swept into the dock. The basement of the worsted mill of Grlswold, Chase k Co., on the south side of Spruce street, was filled witli water, which damaged tho ma chinery considerably aud caused a stoppage of the bauds. At Pine street w harf are the coal depot of Donaghy A Watt, anil the Cold Spring Ice aud Coal Company. Their stables and oillces were flooded. J. 8. Lowry & Son. wood dealers, at Lombard street wharf, are heavy Buil'ereij losing a part of their stock. H. Kngel & Co., coal dealers, at the same dock, lose slightly. ' Maule lire, and John C. Raverv. lnmiwr riiM oppohite the Naval Asylum, suiter considerable loss by their stock being carried on of their wharves Several dwellings on Chippewa, clay, and other small streets facing the river have water in their cellars and first floors. Some trilling damage was done at the Arsenal pro perty und at the coal oil works Just below it. A largo canal boat lodged against the bridge of the Pennsylvania Kailroad Company, Just below the oil works, stopped the passage of the span of a bridge, which was swept down from near the Falls. All of the meadows and lowlands were submerged, and some fields containing crops of corn ami vege tables were likewise covered with water, aud the crops either floated off or ruined. At Plicciilxvlllo. Although the rain descended In torrents In Schuyl kill and llerks counties, yet the residents of tlio towns bordering on the Schuylkill above Phienlx vllle experienced none of the damaging results which have been felt by those residing below. Phoenixvtlle proper Is located on a series of high hills, and the residents thereof sutTcred none from the freshet. But between the town aud tho river Is a long, low gully, in which are situated the dozens of furnaces of the Phoenlxvllle Iron Co., and on either Mde of this extensive range of buildings are several rows of houses in which the worklnginnu live. Tlio occupants were warned of the approaching freshet at about midnight on Sunday, and before daylight they were compelled to leave their dwellings ami seek other quarters, Ry this time the water began encroaching upon the premises of the Iron company's furnaces, and so rapidly did the current advance that it was with extreme dltticulty that the varlout Urea were extinguished. The works lay lile all day long, but it was thought that by this morning they would resume operations. At Port Providence. This small horoutrh line lies in the low lands onoo- dto Phuenlxvllle, with which it is connected by a wooden bridge. The houses were all invaded by tho watery element, which managed to flow over the rst floors. At about noon, when ithe river was at Film, me water came wiimn a lew feet Of llie bottom of the bridge. At Rrllirfnart. yjjjage, situated opposite Norrlstown, suffered considerably. The oil works of T)r. Riemmor were completely Inundated, and from this place came all the oil barrels which were seen floating down tho lower Schuylkill. The loss u( this gentleman cannot be estimated at present. At Connavhor.ken. Great damage was clono on both sides of tho river at this point. The water was up over the canal banks, ami the f on miry of John Wood A Hrother, and the factory of George Hullook, as well as all'tho others, were flooded aud In great danger. The damage here will be very severe. The water reached the depot of the railroad com pany, and the trains that had succeeded In getting this far down were halted, but the passengers suc ceeded In getting to the city last evening. However, about noon the water severed communication be tween this point and Norrlstown, on both tho Head ing and Norrlstown Kallroads, and no trains wore run subsequently oti either or these roads. All the iron furnaces suspended operations at an early hour In the day, and had not resumed operations last evening. The western tntl of the brldgo crossing the Schuylkill at this point was moved slightly from Its position. At one time the water ran through tho bridg- and for some time the structure was threat ened wth demolition. At Nprlng Mills. Hero the river makes a short turn, and being Jnst above the Flat Hock dam, the water was blocked up to such a height that the banks on either side of tho river were completely inundated. On the eastern bank It was so deep that a tram of freight cars were submerged to tho bodies, and nothing saved them from floating down the river except the weight of their contents. The Northern Iron Furnice, owned by Daniel and Henry Uitner, was submerged to such an extent that work was suspended, and the tires, which had been continued for mouths without cessa tinn, had to lie extinguished. The extensive structure known as the Moorehcad Clay Works, owned and occupied by William W ilson, was filled with water to tin) second floor. Hero also was the dredging machine of the Schuvlklll Naviga tion Company, on which six men were sleeping. At daylight they gave llie alarm, and after consider able diUiculty they were rescued from their perilous position. The current was so strong that at four o'clock the hawser holding tho machine- gave wav, and Immediately the vessel sunk out of sight except the smoke stacks. It went swiftly down the stream, over the Flat Hock dam, and finally anchored Itself In the middle of the river opposite Maiiavunk. About nine o'clock in the morning a canal boat containing three men, which had broken loose from its moorings, came rushing down. Joseph H. Price, with several others, suc ceeded in saving the men, but, tlio boat went to pieces. Some four or live thousand logs passed this point during the course of the morning, some of which were secured by the residents along the river. Some dozen structures, consisting of stables a'ld shanties, six or eight canal boats, and three or four rafts, also sailed majestically around this curve, only to be dashed to pieces over tho llrst dam. The signal-box belonging to the Heading; Kailroad Com pany, which was erected on the curve, was carried away at an early hour. A il Its contents were lost. The occupants of some of the dwellings had such short notice of the incoming of the water that it was found necessary to remove them by means of boats. The lower furnaces of the Messrs. Hltner were not Interfered with. The telegraph poles on either side of the river were prostrated, but workmen had by evening completed ccuim-cilon with Heading, with which place no coinmuiiica'ion had been had since morning, except by way of Harrlslmrg. Tho exten sive buildings of tho Cold Spring Ice Companv, although situated considerably Inland, were reached, and were dam iged considerably on the lower floor. The wau r also ran into the snnpstone quarries at the lower end of the town, and work hail to be suspended. At 4 o'clock the freshet commenced to subside at this place, and In the space of an hour or so the river had decreased over a foot. At the same ratio, by this morning the tracks of the Ger inantown and Heading Kallroads will have been cleared and the trains will again be moving at the regular time. A Limited Supply of Go. The freshet caused a cessation of tperations at both the Market street and Spring Garden Gas Works, the fires under the retorts beiugextlnguished at an early hour yesterday morning, an the water had not receded sunlciently up to 2 o'clock this morning to allow a resumption of operations. A Gloomy City. The supply of gas in the holders being quite mea gre, the section of the city south of Vine street and west of Sixth was gloomy after 8 o'clock last night. The street lamps looked as If some economical lighter had turned tne g is but part way on. The lights flickered, and at times looked as if about to die out, The same may be said of the supply of the gas in the Blores and dwellings within the precincts named. In many parts of the city tho gas refused to burn, and coal-oil lamps aud ancient penny dips were brought into requisition. The Gertnai town Gas Compnny. At Germantown the supply of gas ran out early In the evet.ing. A rush was made upon tho groceries for candles and oil lamps, and the ancient town locked odd enough illuminated by the light so much admired by our forefathers. The Philadelphia. Wilmington, aril Ilaltimore ICitlli-oud. The tracks of the Philadelphia, Wilmington, and Daltiniore Kailroad Company, between Glbsou's Point and Hell Hoad Station, were washed away In many places, and no trains left for the South after ten o'clock yesterday morning. The company an nounced that iio trains would be run over the road this morning. At lHannyiink. Our accounts yesterday of the freshet at this point was so exceedingly full and explicit, that we do not llml It necessary to Bay anything further with refer ence to it except that the loss incurred at the various mills will be immense. The Baltimore Knllrond. The ofllcers of the Philadelphia, Wilmington and Baltimore road report that It is but little damaged, and ad the water is falling quite fast, they think tuey will be able to run cars over the road by this evening. The Delaware Front. The freshet that has Iniiiidatod the districts along the Schuylkill was felt also in the Delaware front of the city last night, but no damage of any material con sequence resulted. Tho water overflowed the wharves at various points along Delaware avenue, but at no place was the water more than several inches in height. Scarcely any loss resulted from the floating away of gnoils piled upon the wharves, as the river at Hood tide only washed the bottom of the stores. As ihe buildings along this avenue are built without cellars owing to the impracticability of having storage room below water-lever the water merely flowed up to the curb-stones, and then drained of) lit tne ebb of tide.) In the square between ChesMit and Walnut the high tide left its mark in the shape of mud, smeared upon the wharf ends of the lower floors, but no damage of account was clone to the merchandise. Nortli of this point more damage was inflicted. The basement of the Arch Street House was flooded several feet in depth. At Callowlilil street the lower level mudo a greater depth of water. About one o'clock thi morning the vicinity of Almond, Shlppen, and South streets presented a busy scene. Hogsheads of molasses and sugar lav piled upon these wharves by the hundreds, and it was feared that the water would soak into and destrry the sugar. Stevedores were at a premium at that time, and those about the neighborhood were paid over a dollar an hour to roll these perishable goods a half-square back. This morning "all Is quici uiuiik cue iron1, unit witn tlio exception or a heavier mass of mud upon the street things have their accustomed appearance. The river is heavier man usual at low tide, Hint is of a muddy, chocolate color, owing to the quantity of eartli swept away by 11 in its passage uown rrom the highlands. Tnn Grand Rally To-nianr. The grand Rcpub Heart mass meeting to-night, to be held In front of tho Union League House, promises to be an assem blage of the greatest importance, and will doubtless bo participated in by thousands or citizens of ull classes, anxious to listen to the eloquence of the dis tinguished gentlemen who are to make addresses Amongtt those announced are Hon. William Strong, Hon. John M. Thayer, United states Senator from Nebraska, Hoiip. Charles Gibbons. G. W Seo fleld, George Lear, A. J. llerr, Thomas M. Marshall John Cessna, William Dennlson, Thomas J. Riglmin' )lin w- 1'0ny. Charles O'Neill, Leonard Myers! Vt . D. Kelley, Gen. Joshua T. Owen, and others. Hon. George S. Uoutwell, Secretary of tho Trea sury, will also make a speech this evening, to make up for the disappointment occasioned by his non-un-peurance at llortieultuial Hall last night, where he wus to have made an address. Tho gentloman left Washington yesterday morning for Philadelphia, but the train could proceed no further than Wil mington on account of the freshet. Arrangements were mude to come to Philadelphia from Wiliulu". ton by boat, but Mr. Uoutwell did not arrive In time for last night's meeting, und will accordingly speak this evening. Those Nines. The "mutters" whose base ball match Is advertised in our columns are llkelv to make some sport for Die onlookers on tho occasion. As the admission money goes to tho relief of tho A vondnle sufferers, the spectators can laugh and do good at the same time. As will be soeu by the fol lowing list, the opposing nines are made up mainly of gentlemen who hanby know the elileranee be tween a ball club and a hand rail. The names are Hult'nr , H'liimnimlliira. Catcher. William Siokes, John s. Iwia. Pitcher J. Fred. Scott, C. I. Cragln. First Hase.... A. At wood Grace, James M. Hibbg. Second lUise. .J. M. Took, Henry C. Vesey.' Third Hase.... A. J. Kcach, John Seusenderfer. Short Stop.... W. II. Davis, Chs. 8. Murphy. Hlght Field. . .R. P. King, James A. Grace, Centre Field.. F. A. Penlngtou, Alfred L. Stokes. Left Field. . . .J. W. Campion, IU IS, MltchelL THE PHILADELPHIA. LIBRARY, 1 Presentation of the Report of the Committee let-commending the Acceptance of lr. Kash's Tic finest. At noon to-day the stockholders of the PhUMolphla Library Company met lu the Library hnlldlng to re ceive the report of the special committee appointed at the Inst meeting to report npon the advisability of accepting the bequust of Dr. Hush. The meeting was called to order punctually at the t ime named by Judge SharsWood, chairman. Messrs. 1 ilgliman ami Hutchinson were appointed tellers, to see if a majority of the stockholders were present. 1 hey reported that Mr. Smith, librarian, held proxies for va members, and that more than the 210 neces sary to c onstitute a quorum were present. 1 he minutes of the previous meeting were read end approved. Frederick Fraley, Esq., chairman, presented and read tho report of the special com mittee, which has been already fully published. It concludes with the following resolutions lieolred. That the stockholders of the Philadelphia Library Company do hereby accept the legacy of Dr. James Hush according to the terms expressed In his Will. Jroh'rd, That so much of the present collection or iKioks and other property of the company as may by the directors be deemed expedient shall bore tallied In the present or some other central position for general uso aud circulation. . liefolrcil, That, a committee, to consist of three stockholders and three directors, shall be appointed for the purpose of consulting and advising with tho executor of Dr. Hush in carrying out the provisions rf the will, In procuring such legislation as maybe neened, and also for carrying Into eirect the second resolution, by taking measures for procuring the erection of a fire-proof building for the reception of those parts of the library so to bo retained at suon time and in such place as said committee may deter mine. Jirolrel, That a copy of the foregoing resolutions be transmitted to Henry J. Williams, Esq., tho ex ecutor of Dr. James Hush, as the acceptance of this company of the bequest made by his will, and that the letter transmitting the same shall acknowledge the high appreciation by the company of tho confi dence reposed lu them by Dr. Hush, and of their cor dial willingness to unite in carrying out, la the most beneficial way, his philanthropic Intentions, Mr. Fraley, on concluding the reading, moved to proceed to the consideration or the report. Mr. W. P. Tatham, a member of the committee, presented the following minority report: Tot t'l 11 ttlr lihirt Lihrnrt Conipmni' The uudorRi(cnod, member of tho Oommittoo of TwoWn, fools compelled to declare his diimont from the manonins und conclusions of the report signed by tho cnainniiii. He believes the proper courne for the Lihr try CJoiup iny would be to accept and comply with tho preliminary con ditions imposed by Dr. HusVb will, nnd to pos'pono furl her nutinn until tho proper timo for it under tlio provisions of H'ewjH W. V. T A I'll A.M. Philiuiolphia, Oct. t, 1869. At the suggestion of Col. Blddle It was understood that the whole report of the committee would bo in order for discussion. Wm. M. Tilghmau opposed the action of tho com mittee In proposing the placing of a portion of their library in the building to be erected at Broad and Christian streets. Such a course he did not believe would meet the Intention of Dr. Hush, who had de signed that tho entire Philadelphia Library should be there deposited as a lasting monument to his liberal bequest He favored tlio rejection of the entire bequest, as vastly better for the requirements of the testator and for the Philadel phia Lilirary itself. The design of Dr. Hush, in his judgment, was to found a lilirary for students, for men of letters, to whom a central location was not essential. The question, therefore, to be decided was, whether the library company would move its library to that neighborhood, and keep it there for ever, for the mere considcratlonjof being stored In a fire-proof building. The alternative of dividing the present library into two portions, nearly two miles apart, was unworthy of consideration, as it would destroy its value for reference, and would violate the fundamental designs of the testator. Mr. F red. Fraley thought it right to reply In a few words upon the subject. The committee were aware that great discrepancies of opinion existed, and that a plan to harmonize theso discrepancies was necessary. The committee had endeavored to con sider tho entire subject, at a great expense of time, and after considering all phases of opinion, they had taken the will of Dr. Hush and framed the present report. It was evident from his will that Dr. Hush did intend the Philadelphia Library Company to be come the residuary legatee of his estate, If they would accept tho bequest. The first consideration of the committee was whether Dr. Williams should be instructed to erect a building under the auspices of tho Philadelphia Library Company, or lor the Kidgway branch solely. Nowhere had Dr. Hush re quired the entire library to bo removed to the new building i and the plan of tho committee would secure all the testator had designed to secure by his money the great students' library alluded to. If the bequest was rejected, tho result would be that all tho valuable books at present In tills library would have to be duplicated in the Kidgway branch, at an expenditure that would givo no additional value. He regretted for himself the location at Broad and Carpenter streets, and would have preferred that the late old family residence of Dr. Hush had been given for that purpose, but the former lot had been pur chased by the testator himself, and had to be ac cepted if the bequest was accepted. Years ago Sixth and Chesnut streets was considered so Incon venient a location, that the Philadelphia Library Company rejected the oiler of the State to present it a lot equivalent to that now occupied by tho Philo sophical Society. In time to come the growth of the city would make Broad and Carpenter streets far more central than at present, though, had Walnut or Chesnut street been selected, tho choice would be more satisfactory. In his judgment, no inconvenience would result from the proposed division of the library. A place of convenient access was needed for current literature of the day, that is consulted at its publication, and then becomes of little value. This need not be larger than the present space afforded, and thus the valua ble works of reference would be stored where they could be uninterruptedly aud studiously consulted. I 'nder llie will the Lilirary did not possess the right to use any portion of tlio bequest for Us own expenses, or for adding to lis own collection of works. Thus, in case of a subsequent separation, each library would be able to claim its own peculiar property. It was with this view that a fire proof building was recommended on the present location, to be sustained bv the Philadelphia Library: anil In case the stockholders should prefer, at the erection i of the building on Broad street several years hence. to remove the entire Phi lelphia Library there, th s structure would be valuable to bo leased as a busi ness stand und produce an unfailing revenue. In all respects the plan of the committee recom mended Itself to his approval. He would scorn to evade any of the provisions or Dr. Hush's will, but the proposed plan merely endeavored to harmonize the varying opinions of the testator, and to secure the best results lor the students and cltizons of Philadelphia. Henry M. Phillips, Jr., staled It was very evident the committee would never have reported in favor of unqualifiedly accepting the bequest without the ClUllMIV illtr Provisions embodied lu the rennrr.. vet. lie judged It was very questionable whether the Phila delphia Liorary compauy would be sustained by a court of equity lu tin; division of its books as pro posed. It was not necessa'y for the beuuest to bo accepted at. once, and he would have tho executor allowed to erect the building us projected by the trust By that time he trusted the stockholders would have received such a new i-'pirlt of energy aud vitality mat tuey would he able to start the present library on a new foundation, anil would escapo the disgraceful anomaly of limiting the number of its stockholders to less than one thousand forever, when Us original purpose was to extend Its uses t all who Wished to accept To meet the legal objection that might possibly rise hereafter, ho would amend the lirst resolution by Inserting the second as a proviso, as follows: JtriUl, That the sto.kliilclors o' fie PleliHolulila li brary Compuiiy do hereby uciupt tin) legacy of lr. James Hush uccoriliux to the term uxpi'Oi.s)d in bis will: pro vided, iliitt b , much of tho present collodion of books unit other property of the company us limy by the Directors be deemed expedient, shiill lie retuinud in tlio present or some other central position (or jjonuial use mid circula tion. A Petkxteentu Wahd OllfClAf.. Dennis Ma honey, one of the assessors of tho Hevetiteeuth ward, was arrested at Charlotte street and Glrard avenue yesterday, by Olllcer McColgau, on the charge of being drunk and disorderly, but instead of yielding to the authority of the olllcer ho pulled out a revolver, and was not at all backward about mak ing threats what ho would do with it. The revolver was taken fnuu him, and Duunls was committed lu default of Sluou bail, by Alderman Eggletou, to answer tho charges of assault und battery, being drunk and disorderly, und carrying concealed weapons. On being released on ball ho took out a warrant for the urrest of Sergeunt Colton and Ofllcers Met 'olgan and lluughey, for taking his re volver from him, and they are to have a hearing be. fore Recorder Givlu tins afternoon at 8 o'clock, to answer the unusual and singular charge. CfiAniiKo wirn iiru miiv r J. Hessoii and George A. Heiihoeller wero yesterday arrested at otiB and TUompsou streets, by Oilloers Dych and Devlne, and taken before Alderman Ilelns, who after hearing testimony la the case, held them In 100 ball cneii.iu answer the charge of perjury. .... The allcued nerlnrv lu uooi to imvo consisted In falsely vouchinir a. mm beforn t.ii a election canvassers of the Tenth precinct of tho Nineteenth ward, and the case was entered for a further hearing ou Ihurs- uuy evening. OARHOTfNa On Sunday night, Mr. John Ahrend, While pusHluir aloiiir South street, above Twenty- lifth, was seized suddenly by two men. who garroted lilin, and subsequently robbed him of a silver watch uuu uoiu lueuouion, worth probably tM. n?AZLneZre'r--Abon'vftVl0eV this morn- '. Mrs Tll.illl.. Vr- Mnrh eeftn,Y''i0I).,, trN,' was entered through tho MbhI! inr',,roo,nby meftn of a shed, and dozen no J. . ""'."OHars m money, a naii einthin """'"" "'geiner witn a quantity oi riotnhifr, and other articles. Tho robbers were two ronmin-ECr!V, tini "oiipn was Bleeping, ineir 5n?SLr(8C(l i'JS '"''y- wl,luh ''emif observed by the robbers, one of ihnm ,i,..ik . 1 nrespnt.lnfr it of i... k - , ..,..., " " v,, ueiwi oi mo already uiiriKowu it rathreBJen,!,,to blow her bnUns out fnstantcr II film Ml Qrln ttt !.. i . . . . " ,'- "li niarra or resistance, 'j ncy men timJ f ; .om the Premises In safety, and up to the .:," j ne ninnery was a particularly Hg- ?r B!K ,,ftrln" "ne, and the news of It created in vS- exclt ment and oomment this morning v,u,,wu lu nrmcu ii occurred. lT.E,'.FFT,, 0F RcM.-MrsT Josephine F.lmer, ifo of John Elmer, residing at No. sou Brooks n et. died x-rrv mi. 1. 1.,,,!,? - . , w st 2 0 , , ' , . J ....'.-Hill, .,,,, hi, mm. nun iiiiiii, r uck. Tin ,,,.... I ... .1 , , .J. """i.iivi w urresLeii iur causiug lier cleath, she having several severe cuts and a tllllnncr ef Kmio.. .... . ...... . . ... uin, n .m imt iirnu ; nui on an investi gation It was shown she had been on acoutlnual spree for ten days past, and received the wounds from inl Inn. . . . . ... H uu.ii maun. j,r. onapieign mane a pont-vim tm examination for the Coroner, and the rniian nf H.iaMi i.,.i.. .ti... . ' .... niBl.and wus discharged from custody. ,A I'I;"NAf,nrs Customer. Charles Matthews, illas "Jersey," went Into the lager-beer saloon of :ranklln fetern, Alder and Thompson streets, last light, in an intoxicated condition, and calling for )ecr, he was refused by the proprietor. Tills so In 'ensed him thnt. Im n.n.i,, ,..,.,..,. nn m. , , ii.uiiv u piituu IVILW l VII Jill. Stern and beat him badly. Not content with this ho went. nut. i,t. it... .'...... . .. - - - niiiri'L, UUI piCKlllg lip p.lVIIIH- stmies he commenced to hurl them through the . ... r, m-ii no uuiccr came along anil took nun into custody. Alderman Hood held him In tlOOObail to answer. KXl'l.OSfON AMI ACt'lbKNT. About T O'clock this norning the drying cylinder In the worsted estab istiment of Messrs. J. A- V. Yewdell, Twenty-fourth nd Spring Garden streets, exploded from some un nown cause, badly scalding Mrs. Susan Gardner, I'llO was taken tri Iho P.n,tUvlt...,.l.i ll,, ut.li.il tit.,1 slightly injuring Miss Lizzie Kurey. A young man mimed Frank Tully wus quite seriously Injured by the accident, his injuries bclng-o-f a uiostpalnrul anil probably fatal character. St. John's Commandeiiv. no. t. a. y. m This morning St. John'B Comnmndery, No. 4, A. Y. M., of this city, proceeded to Elizabeth, N. J., where they win uiKe part in the institution or a new ocin mnndery i his evening. The Knights paraded down Chesnut street, headed by a full bund, and attracted considerable attention from' the novelty of their uniform. Dhvnken Cai'Eks, Gcorce Deelv yesterday after noon got "full of beer," but went to the saloon cor ner of Beach and Coates street, and insisted on the proprietor giving him a fresh supply, which was re fused. George then made a furious onslaught on the beer vender, for which he was arrested and held lu 500 ball by Aldermen Becker. Taking the Timb A house on Tenth street, below Shippi n, was entered throiiiih one of the front win dows on Sunday morning last at an early hour, aud a handsome clock sitting on the front mantel was carried off. The occupant of the house appeared able to give but little, if any, information ou the subject. Stbamno Ft ATiiKus. Albert Wyiuan was this morning committed by Alderman Kerr to answer the charge of stealing a quantity of artlliclal feathers rrom tne store oi it. Alleles, on second street anove Vine. Ho was seen walking off with Ills booty. When Officer Bosslngburn arrested him. Boiler Inspection Fkkh Mr. Thomas J. Love- grove, Chief Inspector of the Boiler and Engine Department, nas puin lino the city Treasury, ior me months of August and September, the sum of HJNW-i, for boiler inspections and examinations, in accordance witn orinnnnee or councils. rot'NDl.tNf). Last nmhi, about lmlf-past 10 o'clock. a female infant was found at No. 'J'i'A Wallace street by Olllcer Knenss. The little stranger was taken to the station house, where Its wants was cared for as well us could be under the circumstances. Oi-KN roons. The dwelling No. 9t:i South Second street wus found opi n last night by the police. Also the resiliences o. 'ro uurinuniown itoao, auu -no Frankford road. MUSIC Ali Aftl DIMMATIC. 'Marltana" by the Purepii-ltosa Troupe. English opera has had a long and severe struggle to gain a position on the stage, and its success even now seems to be mor dependent on the efforts of a faw.Individuals than upon any assured hold it has upon the regards of the public. Italy Is the birthplace of the opera, and tho Italian singers still maintain their supremacy lu spite of all rivalry. Tne Germans, however, have built up a national opera as well as a national drama, and the French, if they have no opera of their own, have at least succeeded in accli mating the works of the German aud Italian schools, and adopting them as their own. On the English aud American stage, however, opera in any shape has had but a precarious existence. For a long time it was looked npon as n fashionable amusement, that addressed itself exclusively to the most cultivated classes of society, and that was beyond the range of the common run of humanity the people who most liberally patronized the theatres. It is - only within a comparatively recent period that the opera has begun to be appre ciated by ordinary lovers of amusement and to be considered in the light of a popular entertainment. This increasing taste for music of a high class has given English opera a chance that It never has had before. People who look at the matter from a common-sense point of view are unable to understand why the vernacular should not bo as appropriate as any other for operatic purposes, aud that the diffe rence, if any existed, between the English and Ita lian singers, was one of culture rather than of lan guage. Some of the finest voices on the Italian stage at the present time are either English or American ; and it is becoming apparent that the only difflcultyln main taining a distinctive English opera is In procuring a supply of thoroughly-trained singers, such as are furnished to the Italian und German stage. English opera has now obtained a llrmer foothold than it ever had before, aud both of the troupes now In the field contaiu llrst-rato material. The result of this ought to bo to stimulate musical education and to strengthen the hands of those who are endeavoring to build up, in this conn try and England, first-class musical schools, that will compete w ith those of Italy, France, and Ger many. I'ntil we have such schools, capable of turn ing out thoroughly trained singers, English opera will have but an ephemeral existence. The preju dice In ravor of Italian singers on account or nny intrinsic qualities of voice or style, is, we are con vinced, an absurdity. This prejudice has been en couraged by a spirit of dilleUtatinm that hits ruled, to a great extent, among the patrons and managers of the opera, but It Is dying out now, and as a fondues for tho best music Is cultivated by tho general pub lic, a more liberal view Is taken of the matter, which will do much to sustain our native singers lu their competition with foreign rivals. Last evening Madame Parepa-Rosa aud her troupe opened at the Academy of Music, to a good sized audlenco, In Wallace's opera of Marilana. This work, founded on the lively aud entertaining drama of Von Crwir il Dazan, is full of beautiful melodies that fairly interpret the theme, and that give It a well-deserved popularly. It Is a work of much higher grade than Balfe's Eolnmlan Girl, or, In fact, than almost any of the purely E igi'sh operas that have won their way to favor. If at all well sung it is sure of being received with favor, and the performance last night was accordingly heartily ap plauded from first to last. Madame Hosa appeared as "Marltana," and whatever deficiencies there may have been In her actiug of the purt were more than compensated for by her singing. It Is always a de light to hear Madame Rosa's exquisite voice, and her execution of the music of her role last evening ell cited an enthusiastic response from the audience. Mrs. Seguin, who sustained the part of "Lazarlllo," was In excellent voice, and her singing of the beautiful aria in the second tct obtaiiied a hearty encore. Mr. Castle and Mr. Campbell ap peared in their old rulen of "Don Ca sar" and "Don Jose," and Bang and acted as woll as h iy ever have done. Mr. Albert Laurence, who persouatod the "King," la anew singer, who made hU flrst appear ance In this city last evening. This gentleman has a flue baritone voice, and he made a decidedly favor able impression, albeit Ms actiug Is a little awk ward. Among the enjoyable features of the per formance were the harp solo, by Slgnor Rocco, in the first act, the violin solo In th? second act, by Mr, Carl Hosa, both of wtilctt were enthusiastically ap plauded. Mr. Hosa led the orchestra finely and the audience were highly Idcllghtcd at the opportunity ... .. ... .... . i . ... n Inalrn. siierca tor a display or ms sniiionius i""'" -menu The choruses were woll rendered, and the orchestra under excellent dlsclpllno, so that the per formance passed off In a most satisfactory manner. Madame Hosa, Mrs. Segulu. and Messrs. Castle and Campbell were received with a warmth upm their ftrmenrnnen nn Ihn ataiM ttrhlph tniltlttftd tO) the ap preciation In which they are held by the public. The City Amnnementa. At tiib ArinKuvnc M ithk' Knlbnl'S onera Of MmiinuiJiufrt will lie nerfornieil this evening, and Miss Rose Hersee will make her first appearance In this city In the rvtr. of "Amlna," Mr. Castlo will appear hs "Klvino;" Mr. Campbell as "i;uuui xva dolph;" and Miss Fannie Stockton as "Lisa." To-morrow evening Knife's opera of The lxuntnn Vavghlrr will be performed for the first time In Phi ladelphia, with Madame Hosa as "Msry Wolf." On Thursday The llnhtmutn Uirl will be given. At the Wai.mt Mr. Booth will appear as "Bru tus,'' in John Howard Payne's tragedy of that name. at tub ciiesni'T the cvmeiiy oi wir Ciiunin will be reneutnd this evenlnir. Miss Keene has a lieautlful and comfortable theatre, that it would lie a pleasure to visit even if the perform ances were not above mediocrity ; but she has suc ceeded In collecting about her a company of actors of more than ordinary ability, and the style of per fornuinces she has inaugurated Indicate that tho Chesnut will henceforth lie the btau ideal of a first class theatre a hotiso where the drama will be respected as a high, noble and rellned art, which without attempting to soar above llie popular tuste, will represent a style of en tertainments that ladles and gentlemen cau wilucBS without losing their self-respect, and to which men can Invite their wives and daughters without fear of offense. Every piece yet produced by Miss Keene has lieen put upon the stage with that care and good taste that appeal to the cultivated prejudices of those who cau anil will be the most liberal patrons of the drama If the drama itself will only cqiiforni to a reasonable standard of culture; and they have been rendered In a manner to satisfy the critical requirements of the most exacting. Houcleault's drama of limited hown and Hubert son's play of Home, arc announced to be produced shortly. At tiik Auch I'vrmom will bo repeated this evening. Athik Ei.f.venth Stiieet Opera House the min strel troupe will give a popular entertainment this evening, lu which the comic and the sentimental will be agreeably blended. Tun Gkeat European enters opened last even ing, ou Eighth street, between Race aud Vine, to a large audience. Owing to the Inclement wea'her, it was found Impossible to get the tent ready for the afternoon performance, much to the disappointment cf a large number of persons who were ou the qui tive to behold the wonders of the ring. For the same reason It was found necessary to postpone the parade through the streets, which was announced for yes terday. This display, however, took place to-day, and it attracted much attention. For the benefit of ttioso who may have been disturbed in mind on the subject, we may mention that lu compliance with an admoni tion from Mayor Fox, the lion was chained securely during the progress of the parade, so that there was no danger to beieared from nun Incase be should take a notion to Im troublesome. Tho liou, however, Is a very well-behaved beast, and Mr. Pearce does not consider him any more dangerous than a tame kit ten, in spite of his ferocious looks. Tho performance lust evening was a biilliant success, and was heartily enjoyed by the crowd In attendance. There will be a performance at iy. o'clock this afternoon, and one at this evening. MURDE It. Awful TinKedy Nenr 1'arin A Mother and Five Children Butchered Excitement In the Urcat City. From the London TeUgra.ih, Sept. 23. An awful murder of a woman and five children, Just discovered in Pantln, a few minutes from JPans, is the event of the day, aud causes great excite ment iimoi.g all classes. Yesterday morning a pea sant was beginning to harrow his field, when lie saw some stains of bit ud a few steps distant from him. Immediately following the traces, he comes to a spot which appears to hae been newly stirred, and re moves a spadeful of earth, when, to his horror, ho se s a bloody arm half uuburlcd. So frightened Is the peasant tit so unexpected an occurrence Mut he drops his spade and runs to the Comiulssa.re de Police as fast as his legs will carry him. The crowd gathers, assistance Is called for, and body after body is disinterred first a child of 7, then a youth of 14, a little girl four years old, a woman of about 85, in a neat black silk dress, an other boy of 11, and another again of 16. I leave j our rtiiueis to lmuguie llie honor of all preseut at the sight before them, the victims each bcarlug three or four fearful wounds. Near the Bpot lay a common black-handle knife, with the blade brokeu; but another instrument, snch as a small hatchet or pickaxe, mubt have been used as well. The crime was evidently committed but very few hours before Us discovery, but the murderer or murderers have not yet been found, though there are great presump tions against the father. The whole family is sup posed to have come there by a train ou Sunday evening, but up to the present moment their name and residence arc unknown. They certainly belong to the bom ijeoMe class. The wonian who was found to be enceinte, and who was cruelly wounded iu the stomach sua wore esri ings, a watch and chain, aud all carried money in their pockets. Since yesterday morning the police uie mvi.fci!giitlpgln every direction; and surely their scprch must lead to the disclosure of the as yet im Denetiable mystery. Among the horrible details, it is stand that, to ull appearances, the woman, who Is supposed to be the mm her of the younger persons, wus killed by blows from an ax or hatchet, while the others were stabbed repeatedly with a knife, aud doubtless more than one knife had been used besides the broken one which was found near the bodies. The young children had evidently been attacked while they were eating, for in their hands were found, tightly clasped, pieces of bread and sausages. The youth of 16 must have made considerable resistance, for his clothes bore all the signs of a struggle, and his body had been pierced all over with stabs. It has been ascertained that on the previous night five tickets had been received from persons who had arrived by the last train which was proceeding to Paris, and it is conjectured that these may prove to be the persons who Wave been assassinated. Tiie circumstance that there were only live tickets, while six persons wero found murdered, is explained by the supposition that the youngest child may have traveled without belug paid for. Alter the bodies had been seen by the Judge d'lnstruction and the Chief of Police, who arrived about midday, they were placed lu covered carriages, and taken to the Morgue, accompanied by an escort of soldiers from the neighboring military station at Aubervilllors, which is situated about a stoue's throw from the scene of tho murder, which is close to tho railway station at Pantin. Photographic likenesses were taken of tho mur dered persons, it seems to be confidently believed that the murders were not and coulH not have been committed by one person, but by a gang of assassins more or less numerous. Again, It is argued that the bodies bad been conveyed from the place where the actual murders were committed, and buried In the Ileitis whete they were found. It is conceived that it is Imptifsible to have massacred six persons, u'l iHtleli which could scarcely have been performed Mthont seine noise, in the small space where the lieilles were found, and in un open Held. A seller t.f ii v ri.'iiil ui ill Inii'leim Ms ut Puntin states that un Mini liial who seemed hurried tuxl anxious buiiifli? a hiilcbet from him on Sunday, without making u-ij remark about the price. Two persons have be :u n'-ri sled on suspicion, of being concerned In the crime. EDU1NO INVITATIONS ENGRAVED IN the newest and hewt manner. No. lua.1 OH KSMI1T Kxrwit. JOHN 8. RUSHTON & CO., No. 50 SOUTH THIRD STIIEET. CITY WARRANTS 10 5 8m BOUGHT AND SOLD. IMPORTANT TO ALL INTERESTED. TIIE arrears of Pensions must be applied for within Ave years after the death or discharge of a soldier, sailor, or marine. Those who fall to apply lose $a per year. There are thousands In our midst, widows, dependent fathers and motherland orphan children, who are entitled, but who have not yet applied for a pension. All who think they are entltlad should at once call on Messrs. ROBERT 8. LEAGUE : CO. No. 136 South SEVENTH Street, who will promptly obtain their peuslons, or cheerfully give any Infor mation, free of charge. Remember that the flvo years' limit allowed by law la last drawing to a close. T 80 F0URTII EDITION THE WEST. Uilitary Headquarters at St. Ioais-. A Murder Brought to Light Burning of the Pacific Rail road Shops at Omaha. WA C II I W O T o w. Arrest of the Brooks Assailants Seizure of Illicit Stills in Vir giniaNational Disburse ments for September. FROM THE WEST. Arrival of Ueneral Nrhofleld at St, f.oiil. St. I.orts, Oct. li Major General Hchoflid and several members of his staff arrived here yesterday, from Fort Leavenworth, and established new head quarters at tho corner of Washington avenue anil Fourth street. The Hoard, consisting of General Schotleld, General Potter, General Merrill, Colonel Hamilton and Major Van Boast, to revise the artil lery, cavalry and Infantry tactics, to mako them conform nearly as practicable to each other, held a session yesterday. They will progress with the work as rapidly as possible. DlHchnrHCil from CiiNtody. Onrrctt Holey, late of the steamer Flirt, against whom Frank Mooneyhad entered a criminal sul!, was examined yesterday and discharged. The fkelf ton of Murdered Persona Found. A telegram from Helena, Montana, says a party Just arrived from the Hrltlsh mtnej report having found the remains of three emigrant wagons de stroyed by lllackfeet Indians, together with tho skeletons of women ami children murdered a year ago. Reports from the Saskatchewan mines aro very favorable, but tho Iudlaus prevent their being WorketL IlcMniollTC Fire at Omnhit. Chioaoo, Oct, 5 A special from Omaha says that alMiut T o'clock last evening the Union Pacific Rail road's carpenter shop and car shop, the lat ter a flue brick structure, wero burned to the ground. Loss about 130,000. Many of the workmen lost valuable tools. FROM WASHINGTON, Special Despatch to The Evening Telegraph. Washington Oct. 6. The Cabinet Meeting to-day was a protracted one. and it ii salt! several matters of public interest were discussed. Among these was the case of tho Hornet, and the relations between Spain and the United States relative to the Cuban question. It is not known at this hour what conclusions were reached. Nnvnl Decisions. Te the question asked by bidders regarding the weight to he placed on new vessels for which bids have already been Invited, exclusive of coal and machinery, Secretary Uoutwell has replied as fol lows: Total weight, including armament, supplies, men, etc., will be about forty-six tons each for two large steamers, and forty -eight tons each for small steam ers ; large vessels to carry nnder deck not less than lifteen days fuel when under full steam ; small ves sels to carry not tess man ten days fuel. Kate of speed is to be equal to any vessel of the some class afloat. Revenue Cnttern. It will be remembered that about two months since bids were received for the construction of 4 vessels for the Revenue Marine service, but the amounts were far in excess of the appropriation made by Con gress for that purpose. Secretary Uoutwell, adhering to his policy of retrenchment, after mature consider ation nas determined to ask for new proposals, rather than ask Congress for an increase of appro priation. lie has therefore availed himself of the opportu nity oil'ered to receive advice of the best naval con structors and practical engineers in accepting the proposals to be opened on the above mentioned date. tSeneral Butler says he will not say anything about the admission of Virginia until he sees evidence. If there has been any frauds, or attempts at coercion in election, he will vote against her admission. Arrest of the Brook Assiillauta. Despatch to the Associated Press. Washington, Oct. f A telegram received late last night by Commissioner Deliiuo. from Supervisor Totten, announces that the parties who recently made a deadly assault on Internal Revenue Detec tive lirooks had been arrested, aud would have an investigation to-day. mysterious Disappearance of a Collector. A report from the Sixth Tennessee district an nounces the mysterious disappearance of Collector Erasmus T. MoUee. Fears are entertained that he has been assassinated. Appointments. The following appointments were made to-day: Gustave Jarecke, of Pennsylvania, Consul at Augs burg; Francis Lenan, of the District or Columbia, Marshal of the Consular Court at Hankow, China; Charfmunda Murtlno, of Porto Praia, Santiago, Con sul at Santiago. Cape Verde Island. Htlzure of Still In Virginia. Supervisor Presbury, of Virginia, has received and forwarded to the Revenue Department reports from one of the squads of the 5th Cavalry, Captain Uurns, piloted by Collector Wilcox, to the effect that they nave seized forty stills and about one thousand gal lons of spirits, and arrested thirty-live men found operating the stills. Disbursements Tor September. The disbursements from the Treasury Department duriug the month of September were as follows: Civil and miscellaneous.. 15,0:17,250 War Department 4,:iGl,15i Navy 8,808,671 Indians and pensions 1,218,277 Total I2, 925.36T The above does not include warrants for the re demption or payment of Interest upou the public debt. FROM JYEIV FORK. Meeting of the (Sold Hoard. Few Yokk, Oct. B The Gold Hoard Committee to-day amended tho plan for the establishment of clearing gold contracts, In connection with the Farmers' Loan and Trust Company. Final action will be taken on Saturday. ftlouey Not Recovered. Mr. Pebode, robbed of :iOUO by females some timo ago, has not been able with the aid of deteo tives to regain his money. Fntal Htabblnff. Jacob Schneider was fatally stabbed by a jealous husband named Hoppensack lost ulghL Hoppen sack w as arrested. Railway Traffic Hunpendcd. Pkkkskill, Oct, 6. The running of trains on the Newburgand New York Short Cut hallway Is sus pended. The road Is bidly washed, aud gangs of meu are at work repairing it. The Flood. Sakatooa. Oct 6. The flood damaged or de stroyed all the bridges hereabout, and railway travel 1b seriously impeded. A boy was drowned at HallEtou. , FROM NEW ENGLAND. ' Delay of IloHton Mulls-Effects nl the Flood. Hoston, Oct. 6. The malls from the Nortli had not reached here at 10 A. M. Reports from Maine and New Hampshire state that the storm was unparalleled iu Be verity. Ill Concord every Btreet was badly washed and gullied. Nearly 100 feet of the bed of the Claremont Railroad is washed out; he rails la some places sinking Id feet. The Contoocook Valley Railroad Is washed out In five places. The Montreal Road is also reported In bad condition. Very HUlo damage was done in Huston ami vicinity. A small portion of the roof of the Coliseum (left by the former gale) was blown oil'. FROM EUROPE. A Barque Abandoned. Blithe Anglo-American Cable. London, Oct. ft. The barque Jacob Hatfield, from Yarmouth, N. S., was abandoned at sea no date. No lives'were lost. Tho Susan Smart, of Hoston, wus recently capsized at sea during a galb, and only ftmrof the crew were saved, who were landed at Liverpool to-day. Pacific Utterances. Letters from Hrllu, published lu various Journals of this city to-day, predict that the speech of King William, at the opening of the North Gennun Par liament, will be decidedly paclflc.ln tone. Martial I.kw In Npuln. Madihd, Oct, 5. Martial law has been proclaimed in Andalusia and Catalonia. Tula Afternoon's Uiiotatloun. London, Oct B t P. M American securities firm ; 5-iios of ltC2, M ; 1606s, old, 83' ; ltxJTs, btji. Stock llrm.