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- lid , A T LLlT . JiL , o MVME til JUI VOL. XIII. NO. 3G. HIILADELL'IIIA, FRIDAY, FKBKUAKY 11, 1870. DOUBLE S11EKT THREE CENTS. TT I FIRST EDITION STANTON. Vara from Kx-eer-tary ol" the Interior .l.icnb 'f homnaon. Ilou. Jacob Thorn peon, Secretary of tho Inte rior nndcr President Buchanan, has thought it necessary to reply to tbe charge ut a Cincinnati Judge, that lie (Thompson) aud Secretary htnnton iuarrcl)cd iu tho Cabinet, tho v.asu Itelli being alleged to bo that tho former hud stolen f00U,(Xi4 of Indian bonds. Mr. Thomp son Bays: Imlian bonds to the amount of $870,000 (which mm Judge Johunon did not hesitate to carry up tu 8,iMl,(MHt) were abstrrtd from the lnUtrlor lie jtartuient while 1 presided over 1U At my Instance and by my request a Committee o( Cougresa thoroughly Investigated the whole transaction. Tho icport of this committee forms a part of tho history 01 tho times. H Is fouud In the reports of Commit tee of tho House of Kcpreacnuitlverf, second session, Hhirty-Hlxth Congress, report Mo. It, i refer you also to a st.:U:tneut made by mo through Urn columns Of tho N. V. Uerwlil, more ttinn a year ago, which alutll 1 request tho editor to print with this card, iu reference to this abstraction of Indian bodd. TIiuh you will be advised of nil other facts In the case, and ) on can judge how wanton and uujustllluble Inrtire Johnston htut been to mo. I have been .land Ted hi turn oewiunt long enough, and I ask or you that ucfeiwo only which Justice and truth give mo, and Unit contempt for Judge .Johnston Which tho hIuii Oerer and lalsitier purely deserve at your hands, have the war I have sought privacy and retirement In every way I have rel rained from thrusting my name 1cfore the pnbllc 1 have not even defeiidwd mjsclf when fulwly assailed. 1 have waited with tin; hope that truth, with her slow lint certain march, would overtake falsehood, witn her passions ami prejudices, and overwhelm her. I now ft pea K liecnuse my feelings are outraged by this fame repre sentation of the personal relations f Mr. Stanton aim) myself. Our intercourse, both before and dur ing our service in Mr. Duchauau's Cahluet, wan free, conllitl, intimate, and contldential. Sometime wo lt(1cr()d on questions brought up for our action. We both were frank in the expression of our opinions, and never was there tho slightest personal feeling on the part of either on account, of this dltl'er noe, or the slightest impeachment of the motives of cither. On the night before my departure from Wuslitugion Mr. Stauton came to take his leave of me. Our conversation turned upon the gloomy pros jwet looming up in the Immediate future, and we 4oth saddened at the view. Just as he left my room, whtru my family were with some friends, ho called me out and said :'Mr. Thompson, God only knows what may happen to us and our country. Hnt, my dear sir, I want you to carry this assurance with you 1 1 am your friend, and will continue so; aud if it bo happens J cau in any way serve you in the future, I shall not forgive yon if yon fall to let me know how 1 can do IU" This was trie lata time we ever met, and there was no correspondence between us afterward. Jlie subsequent course was, in myextl niatlou, tbe result of his ardent, impulsive nature. When ho saw that the Constitution of 1787 was buried, and a war upon the states begun, I have no doubt he felt It his imperative duty to form new political associations and pursue a new direction : aud this he did. at) all must admit, with great zeal and ability. Whether in this be acted with wlxdom and chajitv, Is now a iticsUon for posterity. Xow that lire's latiora arc over, and his earthly record is made up, 1 would inscribe in great sincerity upon 'bis tomb, "Ittquitt:U in pace." Jacob Thompson. Oxford, Miss., February 1, 1670. JAf AN. Complaint of the American Minister Dip. i-redllable Nealect of ill Location The i're aident'a Acilou. Washington, Feb. 10 Secretary Fish has received a long and interesting letter from the J ion. C, E. De Lon, our Minister Resident in Japan, lie says that Yeddo will always be the -capital of Japan, and urirus that a Legation building, oftlccs, etc., and i J.'inister's residence sbould bo erected there at once. A guard of say twenty-five American soUliera should be always there. A man-of-war should always be in port, at tbe service of the Minister and Legation. Thus it U with all the other great powers, and the Japanese Government respect only power and the show of it. The British Minlsfc-r has notified him that he will be compelled to request tbe use of the entire jail and hospital, and Mr. Do Long submits that it is very humiliating to have io depend on a foreign power for 6uch necessary accommoda tions, and especially at the capital of a great nation with which we are striving to establish -orumerc4 etc. lie says xhat the opening of the Pacific Railroad and the establishment of the steamship line for Yeddo and Yokohoma to Ban Francisco has revolutionized Japan, and that she will hoou be one of tbe most important of countries, in a commercial point of view. Oongre6s must legislate, and that quickly, he adds, or the other powers will gain many ad vantages over us. lie feels, moreover, tho indignity of his posi tion when brought into contact with the Japa nese Ministers or with tbe representatives of other powers, and with his own country people, and he had tnucn rumor resign or oe recalled than occupy his position under such circum stances, for, fenced in ns he is, lie feels that he is without influence or power at Court, and therefore without ability to serve hi country beneficially. Mr, De Long devotes a number of pages of bis letter to the necessity of retaining a regulur naval force s t the Japanese seaports and along the coast. ISeeretary Jr'ish had, yesterday and to-day, consultations with tbe President, who is in favor of raising the mission to a first-class one, of erectiug all suitable buildings ut Yeddo and Yokohama, and of doing all that is necessary to lostcr and increase our commerce and influence in Japan. Tbe Secretary of tbe Navy has in formed the President that tbe United States war vessels Benlcia, Colorado, and Alaska are sow under orders to sail for Janan. A TRAGEDY Melancholy Nnlrlrie the North Klver. Tbe ferry boat which left the slip at lloboken for Barclay street, in this city, at 915 last evening, was the scene of a melancholy suicldo. When the boat had reached the mlddlo of tho river, a woman of more than ordinary beauty, elegantly attired, leaped from the bow of the boat into tho river. She was caught in the wheel, and must have been horribly mangled. Iier body descended forever beneath the waves iu the presence of a number of horror-stricken passen gers, who had been apprised of the occurrence before it could be prevented. She bad been ob served by the pilot of the boat upon its bow, but he did not divine her intentions until after the had taken the fatal leap. As soon as she had done so, tbe boat was stopped and prepara tions made to rescue her, but before these could r be made effective her fate had been decided. She satin the ladies' cabin for some while lo , fore going to the place from which she leaped, and during that time her conduct was so ecueu , trie and betrayed so much agitation as to elicit remark. Hht divided her attention between a ring which she had upon the fourth finger of her let t lund and a letter which she had drawn from her pocket. Her going out of tho cabin before the boat reached the pier was remarked as singular, but unfortunately none of her fellow-passengers followed her. -A, 1', Times to-day. A II T. Kale of the Thompson Collection. The sale of tbe great collection of tbe eccen tric Thomas Thompson, of Boston, was con tinued yesterday in New York. About 250 pic tures of various degrees of merit were sold, only one or two being undervalued. The large ' majority, however, brought prices far beyond their value as worka of art A Dutch picture by Branwer, "Boors Merrymaking," brought 148; "Triumph of Galatea," by Bchldonc, 170t a portrait of Mrs. Jordan, by l.eiulnolro. 178; a fine specimen of Luca Giordano, "Lot aud his Laughtere," iX): a landscape, by Itobne, of BpipsWb, a fck-cpipj; Vemif' by Sir ..'o-fha. Kcynolds, tf. a portrait or Sir Thomas Went w ortbe, one of the early settlers of Charleston, artist unknown, f 10O, a cabin Interior (I'icardy), by i. Karl, of London. srM); B portrait of Chris topher Glnek, tho "Michael Angelo" of music, bv Duplosnte, f 140; a portrait of lUimbrandt P"calo, by himself, a portrait of Miss Foote, by lr Thomas Lawrence, f 105; "The Coquette," by Jean Raoux. tl.Vi; a landscape, by Turner, 126; "Early Morning," by KlcrsUdt, fi:J5; an old mill, by the same, f 400; "Some Pumpkins," by Carlcton, 110; a Venns and Adonis, artist unknown, f.Ti'i; "The Pic-nlc," by Ulrdon, ia(l; a sen view, by M. J. Hcado, $175; a rnttla piece, by Hinckley, f 153; a landscape, by Uuttary, (100; a female reclining, artist unknown, 612.); a skating scene, by Blerstadt, f 175; and three bus reliefs in terra cotta, at from $7 to U'. SHOO FLY. Excitement In tho National Itoar Ctarden tleo. i Itutler and rsanort Cox. Mr. Dawes, of Massachusetts, seems destined to divide with General Butler the honor of lead ing the Republican side of the House of .Repre sentatives. His famous economy speech, in which he boldly charged his own party with cx travngance and disregard of public interests, gave him a prominence before the people which no other Republican Congressman has attained; and his subsequent career has fully established the expectations which the conservative portion of the masses formed of him. General Kutler, who constituted himself the chai jplon of the ad ministration, and as such soujbt to overthrow the statements of Mr. Dawes, esterday met another defeat at the hands of his colloagtie. Mr. Dawes' legislative appropriation bill pro popes to cut down the salaries of a number of ofliccrs belonging to the Capitol poll so. Several members, including Mr. Butler, thought this au exhibition of very small econon.y, but Mr. Dawes reminded tho Essex statesman how. a year ago, he favored abolishing the Capitol police lorce altogether, whereas now he occu pied the opposite of the question. Mr. Dawce, referring to Butler s opposition to every pro posed reduction of public expenditure, inti mated that be (Butler) would not be satisfied one way or the other, aud did not want to be, E referring to fight every question merely for uncoinbe and sensation. Butler was squelched, but only for a moment, for when the next clause iu the bill was proposed that giving $1,500,000 for pay and mileage of members Ben was up again and threw a regular bombshell into the House by proposing to cut oil one-third of the amount, aud not to allow oue cent of tbe remaining two-thirds to be ap plied to the payment of mileage. This was substantially abolishing mileage for the next Beeslon. Butler pretended to be very much In earnest, and, shrugging up his shoulders, he exclaimed, "1 wwnld like to have a little economy in this thing, if 1 am allowed to do so !" ThU was striking Congress in a tender spot taking awav tho largest perquisite of members. They dared not opposo tho saving of half a million dollars, although it came out of their own pockets, and their countenances wore a look of blank despair. Some few, however, had the courage to Bpeak out. and among tbem wag Sun set Cox. of New York, who, in his lively style. commenced to cut up tho Dutch Gap hero, de fending him, in a tearfully sarcastic manner, airaiust tbe attacks of his Republican assailants. Everybody enjoyed the scene, save Butler him self, who, during Cox's remarks, eyed him closely, and tbe moment lie closed rose to reply, There was ireneral stillness throughout the House, and expectation was on tiptoe to hear what Butler would say in response to his as sailants, and particularly cor. uon rose to the uiiirbt of the occasion. He was brief, but pointed. He said something about the mean ness of men who were in the habit of in' sinuatlng things against him which they dare not openly charge, but as tor the gentle man from New York, Mr. Cox, the only way he could answer him was in the words which every little boy in the conntry was familiar with, and which was played by all the hand organs in town. He would only say to Mr. Cox (and here he waved bis haud as If driving awav a mosquito), "Shoo, fly; don't boddor me!" The House was in a roar in a moment, and the hilarity continued for some time, despite the efforts of the Speaker to restore order. The hit was most palpable, and was the only reply cal culated to have the slightest effect under the circumstances. Cox did not relish the joke it turned the tables against him completely. He became furious, and endeavored to say some thing bitter about Butler, going so far as to call him ''a bad man." His remarks were very per gonal, uud are condemned to-night by all who llsteucd to them. The result of the whole de bate was another victory for Dawes, the appro priation of $1,500,000 being retained. JV. 1. Herald to-day. METHODIST BOOK COSCERS. Annual Keport ot the Book Committee Com I plete Kxonrratlon of the Official of the Coo cern tromall Charges of Fraud. Tbe Book Committee of the Methodist Epis copal Church, which has been in session at the Mission Building in New York during the last two weeks, adjourned nine die at 4 o'clock yes terday afternoon, after adopting the subjoined report, which will be read with profound inte rest and gratification by oil Methodists aud friends of Methodism. The committee consists of the following fif teen members, all of whom wore prcseut throughout the sedsion, except tb'j Rev. 11. Ban nister, who is in Europe, and the Rev. G. W. Maltbv, who wits obliged to return home by rea son of sickness: James Pike, of New Hamrmhlre Conference; G. W. Woodruff, of New York East Conference; C. S. Vancleve, of Newark Conference; Henry Klicer, of Baltimore Conference; I. 8. Blugham, of Black River conference; James Irwin, of Central New York Conference: G. W. M alto v. of Krle Confer. ence; J. P. Kennedy, of North Ohio Couferen;e; II. F. Kawllns, of Indiana Conference; F. A. Blades, of Detroit Conference; H. i'.annlater, or Wisconsin Conference; Cyrus Brooks, of Minnesota Confer ence; L M. Vernon, of St. Louis Conference; J. 11. Moore, or Illinois Conference ; J. KothweUer, of Con trol Germant'ouiorence. The report is as loiiows: To the Annua'. Conferences of the Methodist Ktiisconal Church Itev. fathers and Brethren: On the 4th ot November, tho Book Committee met at No. 805 is road way, .New ork, in annual session, and entered regularly upon the trnnsaction or its usual ousmess, au oi wiiicr was samractoriiy done. But during the session of the committee matters of peculiar luterest, touching the credit aud solvency of the Book Concern, were brought to its notice. Painful rumors on this subject had already gone abroad, and had awakened much solicitude through out all our borders. After two weeks of thorough search for truth, the committee . reached the . conclusions herein set forth: 1. on the rpieMlon, "In respect to the manage ment or conduct of the Bfrents, or cither of them, has there been any fraud or corruption in tho Book Concern V the committee were uuanimouslu giving an answer in tbe negative. 8. On the questiou, "Has there been anything fraudulent or corrupt in the practice or conduct of any employe in the book Concern so far as the printing dopurtmunt is concerned ?" the committee voted eleven in thu ucgutlve, two of tuc committee declining to vote. 3. on the question, 'l!as there been anything fraudulent or corrupt in the practice or conduct of any employe In tho Book Concern in respect to the bindery department '"the cunnnlttee fully deliber ated, and decided In the negative by a vote of nine to four. The amount of profits have been t95l,235-S3, which have been appropriated as follows: Paid amount luo the Church, South, prin cipal and Interest tl9.t,9l8-C3 Paid Bishops' salaries and travelling ex Iienses, aud General Conference oppro- prlatloiia and expenses 340,2- M Paid dividends to Annual Conferences. . . . 4il,400-oo Balance added to the capital stock tno.iwa 6l Total profits as above !!H,235f Average yearly protltM 78,x7tf-3a ItKhould be borne lu nilud that the period Kbuve- n ured embraces the great, financial crisis of 19BJ snd iHoT. aiKi tne entire duration of ths iB'e war. . Pespectfnll; submitted, ny order of the; commit tee. 1. F. Hswlinh, Chairman. U M. Vbbnon, Secretary. New Xnr. Feb. 10, 1H70. - The following was ordered to be added to this re port in view or a declaration mode to tho comml tee that the paper to which It rerers would be forw-trdod to the A iiiiiihI Conferences. Chairman. , Whrrm; Hlnec the adoption of this report to ttie An nual Cnnfernei, a ytit dm beo puimdtted t-o Ibta cemmlttMi, n.I by Miira. hlienr, Plkfl, anl Vmn, di.-ntiDi from ftomo of tho aonclunwnf of ttiftt report, which iir contains certain allegations and ilUT from nti1 fi parti intaDrieri to fnvnlldalfi otir eonoltuiiona and which letters anl allficattona ace by no mean full and arit therefore, inonneliudve: jf.orv. That wo feel It dun to an? additionally to thu Annual Conferences, that all tha divenlma; ailrjratinnn anil statement therein srivon were before the o mmiltae, and tbnmmrhljr traTnwd by them, and in Tie of all inn facts and circumstances known to ns in tie snecitiod r , llui committee sen no reason to modify in t D least tbeir solsma jiuiirutent already reeonled. l'LUCK. IMra. tr. Walker llobbed by Illa-hwnymen In Lonlnlnna Bold Conduct ol the 1'luekv Weinnn. ' i . Tho New Orleans - lifpublican, of the 5th instant, says, on the 3d Instant the renowned Dr. Mary Walker, being en route from Clinton, Louisiana, to Bayou Sara, availed herself at Jackson of an invitation from Captain Thomas II. Jcnks to ride over in his bugey, there being no other conveyance Between 3 and 4 o'clock P. M., when within three miles of B.iyou Sara, the Captain was startled by the lady suddenly reaching forward, seizing the reins, and bringing tbe horse to a dead halt, when Lltnultaueously with raising his eyes, and discovering on either side of tho buggy a highwayman in a kneeling position, covering him with double-barreled guns, the order was given, "your money or your lives." At this moment the Captain was feeling under the cushions for his revolver, when the robber shouted: "Move a muscle aud I fire." The lady comprehending the danger, seized Captain Jenks' nands, and held them up, show ing him to bo disarmed, when they were ordered to leave the buggy. A lad of about fourteen years old, with a revolver in his hand, con ducted the vehicle behind tho thick growth by the wayside, tho prisoners, under cover of the guns, being ordered to follow. Captain Jcnks ubserved, tho moment that he fixed bis eyes upon tbe robber covering him with his piece, that the man bceame nervous, which was apparent from the trembling of tbe gun-barrel, 'and he was ordered to turn his back, which he refused to do, saying, "You have our lives and property in your hands," to which the robber replied, "We want your money." The captain had con siderable funds and valuable papers about him, but slipping his hand in his vest pocket, threw upon the grass about fifty dollars; the lady was then ordered to throw her money upon the grass, which she did to the amount of between sixty and seventy dollars all she had but a ten cent piece aud, holding it up between her fingers, she asked the villlaus if tboy wanted th.it too, to which they replied "No." They threatened, however, to search the prtsouers, and if more was found they would murder them. One of the highwaymen then stated that they would break open and search the captain 8 trunk. The captain threw him the key, and renucsted that be would not spoil tue lock. After an examination of the trunk the bandits retired slowly to a distance of some eighty yards, continuing to cover tbe parties with tliolr guns. On reaching Bayou Sara an allidavit was made, and a description of the bandits given as near as possible, notwithstanding their half blackened aud disculscd faces. Tbe coolness and self-possession of tho lady probably pre served both her and Captain Jenks from being murdered. An Inspection ot tbe neighborhood showed a spare revolver at too toot ot a tree, while a few yards distant iu the road was a dead mule, bleeding trom a wound in tne uauncn. INFANTICIDE. A Drunken Father Kllla hla Own Child. Tbe shocking story that follows was reported by telogiaph from Cincinnati a few days since, We find details in the Otuettt of Wednesday: A harrowing example of unnatural conduct by a parent, voluntarily divested of reason and feeling, wo lay before our readers this morning that of a drunken father scalding to death his lniant ciiiiu. Monday evening. Valentine Klein, a batcher. came to his home, No. 197 Pleasant street, at about half-past 0 o'clock, drunk. His wife was preparing supper, and a pot of coffee was boil ing on the stovo. In the cradle near was the baby girl seven months old. Three other chil dren, hungry aud timid, were waiting for supper which their mother was preparing. There was no bread for the little mouths, and Mrs. Klein asked her husband for money to buy some. He answered with an oath and flew into a fearful rage. The children, accustomed to the storm, gathered around the tablo. The mother turned lier back to the cradle to Wait upon them. One of the children startled her with the cry, "Ob, mother, see what father has done to the baby !" She turned, and saw the helpless infant, noise less, but struggling, the coffee-pot lying empty upon it. She took it in her arms, with her fingers took the hot grounds out of its mouth, and then she says in her testimony before tbe Coroner it cried. On its bosom and its face tbe boiling liquid had been poured. The imbruted father was not arrested. He was too stupefied by liquor to feel much concorn when the neighbors were callod and a physician brought. The innocent little sufferer lingered till 0 o'clock yesterday morning, then died. Two oillcers arrested the father in Findlay Market about 10 o'clock yesterday forenoon. Last night he was still locked up in Bremen Street Station, on the charge of murder. Yesterday afternoon the Coroner held an in quest on the llttlo corpse. A llttlo brother of the dead child testified that "father was raising a fuse with mother because she asked him for a quarter to buy bread; and that when her back was turned father threw the pot of hot coffee in the cradle." The little son will be the only com petent witness of the crime. The coroner's jury brought in a verdict that the child came to her death ' by having been scalded by hot coffee which her father, while under the influence of liquor, hud caused to be poured over her body." BEHIND THE SCENES. Novel Intpretianirft Between Members of a Popular Opera Troupe. Kinross and Gonzalez, two members of the Purcpu-Rosa operatic troupe, Indulged in a little pugifLiie encounter behind the scenes at the Opera House last evening, which resulted in "first blood" being claimed for Kinross. It appears that a difference had occurred between tbe two In tho afternoon relative to the posses sion of a room at their hotel, aud Goualoz,who alleged that Kinross had used unbecoming lan guage to his wife, sprang upon tbe former as he was about to outer his dressing-room behind the scenes, and struck him a blow in the face. Kinross was at that time prevented from retaliating by the interfe rence of other members of the company, but promised hw opponent to make him ''sing enough when they were done singing in tho opera. He kept his promise falt'.ilully, too, for when Gonzalez emerged from the theatre he found himself confronted by Kinross, who im mediately proceeded to "punch" his Roman nose with blows like mule kicks. The couse ciuerice was u "rush of blood" to that organ, in quantity too generous for lu capacity, and there fore nn ovcrllow.whlch slightly marred tho good looks of Its owner. Kinross, too, also found his "good right hand" ao bdly wounded by the contact that he was compelled to have it dressed nt Klnsey's drug store. Thus ended an encounter in which- both parties came off second best, a reeult seldom following an affair of this char acter, but most generally richly earned bv pugi listic contestants. AV ,. Adwrfui.t; ib. 10. SECOND EDITION LATEST OY TaiVliaZLA7ZX. Were Corrupt Means Used to Paau or Defeat the Police Bill? A Com mittee of Investigation A Hew Bill Reported in tbe Legislature. Light Wanted in the Naval Medi cal Service Important im provements in Ordnanoe and Gunnery. i:tc, i;tc.y lite. Etc, Etc. FROM TUE STATE. Tbe Committee of InvratlsiMlon. S ial lhpatck to Tk Evming TeUxjraph. Harrisiiuho, Feb. 11. Tho House Committee appointed to ascertain Whether any corrupt means were nsed to pass or defeat the Metro politan Police bill, have held a meeting aud elected Mr. Bunn Chairman. The committee consists of two Democrats (Brown and Mooney) and three Republicans (Bunn, Hong, and Elliott). A meeting will be held on Saturday (to-morrow), at 1 o'clock, in Common Council Chamber at Philadelphia, when Mayor Fox, the Chief of Police, and others will be subpoenaed. rEXXSYLYAJilA LEGMLATUKE. Nenate. Hakkisburo, Feb. 11. Mr. Henszey Intro duced the following bill, which was referred to the appropriate committee: An Aft StipplertnenUU to art art Incorporating tKe City of J'hUtuUlphta, in Retrtnet ;to tht J'oliee of aaul Vity: (Section 1. He It enaeted, etc., That from and after the passage of this act all the powers heretofore vested in the Mayor of the city of Philadelphia in re lation to the organization and discipline of the police force of said olty be and they are hereby vested in five commissioners, to be called a Board of Police Corumlssioners, one of whom shall be the Mayor of the said city, who shall be ex-offleio tho president of said board, and three of whom shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business four of said commissioners Shall be elected by the Select and Common Councils or said city in joint convention assembled, within twenty days from the passage of this act ; at least odo of whom shall be of the same political party as, and shall be nominated by tbe minority of said Joint convention; said commissioners so elected shall hold their oftlce until January l, 1871, and their successors to be elected at tne general election held on tbe se cond Tuesday In October, lbio, and annually there after as their respective terms expire; said commis sioners shall be elected by the citizens of the four police districts of said city, and it Is hereby made the duty of the Select and Common Councils of the city of Philadelphia to carry out this act; said commis sioners shall he residents of the police district they represent, and Bhall hold office: one for two years, one three years, one for four years, and ono for Ave years, said terms of ollice to decided by lot upon the organization of said board and in the presence of the president thereof, which shall take place at noon on the Monday succeeding said election, r as soon thereafter as practicable. Immediately before said organization said four commissioners shall bo duly qualified before a judge or the Court of Common Pious of Philadelphia to well and faithfully dis charge the duties of their oftlce to tho best of their ability; provided, that upon any vacancy occurring in said board thirty days previous to a general elec tion, it shall be the duty of the said Select and Com mon Councils at their next regular stated meeting to elect a commissioner from the police district repre sented by his predecessor, to serve until the next general election, when his successor shall be chosen. No commissioner's term of office shall be deemed to bave exnired until his successor shall be duly qualified ; and provided further, that no person shall be ellgiule to serve as a commissioner who holds or Is a candidate for elector or appointment to any national, Statu, county, or municipal ollice of trust or profit ; and that the members of the police force to be organized and appointed by said board shall hold oftlce during good behavior, and shall be liable to removal only after a public hearing before saidbouid. Section 8. Thut the Select and Common Councils of the City of Philadelphia shall fix the salaries of the commissioners elected by them and of tho clerks of said board, and provide for the payment of the same; they shall also furnish saitable accommoda tions for the meetings of the board, and pay all the necessary expenses thereof ; provided that nothing contained in this act shall be construed as limiting or restricting the power of said Councils heretofore vested in them In any manner whatever as to the number of policemen to be appointed under this act, or for determining the daily, monthly, or annual pay for their services. That all acts aud parts of acts inconsistent with any of the foregoing provisions be and the same are hereby repealed. FROM TEE SO UTH. Improvement In Ordnance and Gunnery. Fortress Monroe, Feb. 9. An important im provemcntin ordnance and gunnery has just been made, which, if it accomplishes all that is claimed for it by the Inventor, is destinod to succeed, to a great extent, tho projectiles now in use by the Government. Mr. J. VV. Hill, of Jefferson, Williams county, Iowa, has invented a double-shotted projectile, by which he claims a shot can be thrown a dis tance of eight or ten miles. Messrs. Hill and Roberts arrived here on Monday morning with permission from Washington to make the ex perlment. The shot is conical, with a bore inside, rifled, and a time fuse at the side, Id fact, it is a small cannon itself. We examined an 8-Inch shot which was fired to-day. It weighed 200 pounds before being loaded. The inner cavity or bore was 3! j inches, and extended some 8 inches back, into this cavity was placed a half-pound of powder, some tow was then inserted, and afterwards a i pound shot. The muzzle is stopped up by a brass plug, in two pieces. The shot Is then placed iu a caunou and discharged. The fuses are from 5 to 10 seconds; at the end of that time tbe fuse Ignites the powder and dis cbarges tho 12J4 pound shot. The inventor claims that the velocity of the small 6hot is greater than was the large one on leaving tbe cannon. - The experiments wore commenced Monday morning, but on account of the plug in the end of the shot not being screwed in, it did not work satisfactorily. The motion obtained by the large ball, on being fired from a filled gun was so great that tbe plug and ball both foil ont after travelling, perhaps, a mile or more. Mr. Hill wanted tho shots made with a plug to screw in, in tho first place, but the machinist insisted that there was no possibility of the plug" eomlng out until the powdor was dis charged, but the result shows the fallacy of this idea. I or to-day's experiments, tho plugs were all made to screw into the 6hot, and the result was all that could be desired. Tho fuse to the elgbt-lnch shot was a ten-second fuse, and at the end of that time tbe 12j-pound shot was discharged, and the eight-Inch shot kept on lu way until its force was expended. The explo sion of tho powder does not burst tbe shot, but drives tho plug out. as there is no vacuum between the shot and tbe muz.lo. It is the first time the shot has ever been tested, and it Is pronounced by experienced j udges to bo a success. Tho experiments were modo by Colonel T. G. Baylor, commanding the arse nal at this post, a full report of which will be forwarded to the Chief of Ordnance. FROM WASniJfQTOX. The Naval Bt edlral Mervlee A tJrnve Charge. SlwkU Dttpateh to Tht A'Miiitw TettjrapK Washington, Feb. 11. Lieutenant-Commander Mitchell, of the United States Navy, has addressed a communication to tho Navy Depart ment, setting forth that some time since he (Commander Mitchell) had a severe case of varicoio veins, from the effects of which he might long have been prostrated upon a bed ot sickness, with the possibility that he might have loft his life. Ho made a personal application at the Naval Hospital at the New York Navy Yard for admittance, but was informed that the naval surgeons attached to tho yard had come to the conclusion that they could not perform the re quired, operation, and that Its obstinate char acter had no remedy in their professional skill. Lieutenant-Commander . Mitchell then was compelled to seek the. advice and .services of a snrgcoh in civil life, a Dr. Klssam. , After same denial Commander Mitchell was admitted to tho hospital and Dr Klssam, the civil surgeon, re lieved the patient and placed him on the high road to recovery. Commander Mitchell states the whole facts in tho case to the department, and yesterday Secretary Robeson ordered Rcar Admlral 8. W. Godon, U. 8. N.; 8urgeon J. Bcalo, U. S. N., and Commander W. D. Whiting to constitute a naval court of inquiry to investi gate the charges set forth by Lieutonant-Com-maudcr Mitchell, to ascertain whether further action Is necessary to be taken in the case. FROM EUROPE. Last Mht'a Quotation. By the Anglo-American Cabb. I,0NinN, Feb. 104-30 P. M. Consols closed at W( for money and W, for account. Kive-twonties of 1HC2, S7' ; of lasts, old, 8d't ; of lfl7, so;, ; Krle, 20; Illinois Central, 113; Great Western 27. Livkrpooi Feb. 10 4-30 P. M. Cotton closed steady. MlddllDg uplands, ll)tfd. ; middling Orleans, ll?4d. The sales to-day have been 10,000 bales, in cluding 2000 for export and speculation. Pork, Ws. Lard, sus. Bacon, oss. d. Linseed oil, XR2. Lonuon, Feb. 10 Kvening. Refined Petroleum, Is. X()18. ,1;d. ' Bkkmkk, Feb. 10 Evening. Petroleum cloicd active. IlAMBrno, Feb. 10 Evening Petroleum closed flat at 15 marcs banco 13 schillings. . i Thin morulas' Quotation. London, . Feb. 11 Noon. Consols opened at 82V 'or money, and 92', for account. American securities are firm; U. 8. Kive-twenties of 1862, 87V; of lfctfft, old, 87; of 1817,81',. Stocks Una. line, 20 St : Illinois Central BtiU excited ; sales at 114 ; Great Western, 27,V. Livkki'Ooi, Feb. 11 Noon Cotton qnlet. Mid dling uplands, ll.Vl. ; middling Orleans, U'd. The sales or the day are estimated at 10,000 bales. The sales of the week have been 60,000 bales, iucludlng 60(o for export aud oooo on speculation. Tho st wrk In port Is ;lf2.000 bales, Including' 167,000 bales of American. The receipts of the week have been 60(000 bales. Including :k),000 bales American. Paris, ten. li. The iiourse opened quiet. Rentes, 73r. 8rw aktwbbi", Feb. 11. Petroleum opened firm at B9f. 67iC ' Thin Afternoon's Quotation. ' ' . , Lonuon, Feb. 111-30 P. M Consols for mosey, 92 V. for account, U. S. 6-20s of 1SS, 87 1 ; of 1K67, N. Krle H. W., 20.; HUnols Central has de clined to 112; Great Western, 27. , LEQAX. irJTDI.HQ13rTCB. Conrt of Oyer and Terminer Judge Lndlow and PaxMoa. In the case of John B. Uotr, charged with involun tary manslaughter, In causing the death of Caroliue I.. Olfield, a little girl four years old, on the '4th of December, by an explosion resulting trom an expe riment with a fluid lamp, said to be patented as nou e.x plosive, the Jury this morning reudereda verdict of not guilty. Court at Qaarter Heoaloaa Judo Ludlow. Prison cases were tried to-day. ,. Ueorge Williams was acquitted of a charge of lar ceny. James Cuunlngton complained that his coat was stolen on Monday evening from Nazareth Church, in Thirteenth street near Vine, aud was found upon the prisoner thu same evening Wil liams said he had bought the coat from a man lu the street, but he did not know who the man was, never having seen him before or si nee. There is a little rule of law which says that the recent pos session of Btolen goods throws upon the accused the onun of giving a satisfactory explanation ot that possession; but the Jury disposed of tills case turn the nil. George Washington, colored, was convicted of tho larceny of a buffalo robe belonging to C. Vortler. Tho rotie was taken from a wagon in the street, and afterwards found to have been left by the prisoner at a stawle on S. Seventh street. The prisonor said a stranger had given him the robe to sell, and he did not know It had been stolen ; but the Jury observed the rule mentioned In the preceding case. John Wilson was convicted of assault and battery upon Adolphus Schoenberg, the Droof being that while under the Influence of liquor he seized the prosecutor, a perfect stranger to him, on the bridge at Nlcetown Lane, gave him a hearty shake, kicked him, and told him to pass on. He has already been In prison eight months awaiting trial. Peter McFarland was convicted of the larceny of a trunk containing clothing and a small amount of money. It was taken from a house in Sansom street, above Seventeenth, and afterwards tracked to the prisoner's possession in Baltimore. Hugh Gordon was convicted of entering a farmer's stable with intent to steal, having been found there In the night time, and giving no other reason for his presence there than that he was looking for a place where he could sleep. Nlnt Prlun Chief Jntitlce Thompson. John Penn Brock vs. The Fhrjenlx Iran Company. Before reported. Jury out Luther C. Edmunds, Trustee, vs. Thomas E. ITar kins, et al. An action of ejectment to try the titie to property in Sixth street, above Poplar. On trial. , District Court. No. I Judge Mtroud. Moses Kuhn vs. George W. Brigham. A feigned issuo to try the right to a lot of liquor in Eleventh street, above Oxford. On trial. Dlatrlct Court. Mo. Judge Hare. David L. Haley et al. vs. The City. An action to recover interest upon the amount due for the appro priation of property for tho extension of the Park, verdict for plaintiff, 12840-62, subject to a point of law reserved. William H. Lanning and Wife vs. Robert Culbert son and Wife. An action of Blander to recover damages for opprobrlus words alleged to have been spokeu by defeudant s wife of Mrs. Lsnuing. Jury out. John Sheetz . Samuel S. Breltenback. An ac tion to recover for work and labor done. On triaL FI2VAXC13 AH1 cojayiKncE, Oma or xas Kvwntjio TnjeoairHJ Friday, Feb. 11. lb7U. I The money current continues to run slowly and smoothly and with a good supply at all the usual sources the market is emphatically easy. Though the demand for capital is slowly Im proving rom day to day, tho rates remain sub stantially the same, aud there is really no new developments worthy of comment. Wo con tinue to quote demand loans at five por cent, on good bond or other collaterals, aud first-class busluess paper at about ce ven per cent. The en tire class ot lenders aro disposed to bo liberal to applicants furnished with the requisite creden tials. Gold is active and decidedly weak this morn ing, sales opening at rJ0j.H. declining to and closing about noou at LX'j- In Government bonds, as well as In gold, there was somo unloading, which looks like doubts of a fulling market. Tbe Stock market was less active, but prices continue steady. In State loans there were sales of the sixes, second series, at 100; third do. at 108, and sixes, war loan, at 101. City sixes were quiet, with sales of tho new issues at 100. bales of Lehigh Gold Loan at tJ. Reading Railroad was rather quiet and prices were higher. Sales at 48. Pennsylvania Rail road was steady at b7. Camden and Amboy Railroad was without change, and sold at 1 14. Lehigh Valley Railroad was higbor, selling ut fA. Oil Creek and Allegheny Railroad sold at 40,'; arid Litik'HcbtiylkUl Railroad at 41Vi wa bid for Norr'stown; X for Catawha jrei ferrtd; nnd l?.)) for Philadelphia and !.., In Canal shares no sales. 17 was bW for Schuylkill preferred and IWJsJ for Lnhlgb. ' ' ' Coal, Bark, and Pasjetner Railway shares werelgnored. r i PIllLADKLPniA STOCK EXCHANQR SAL KM Reported by Do Haven A Bra, No. 40 8. Third street. BEFORE BOARDS. . i 1()00 W Jcres HAM FIRST BOARD, fTcon rass, 3dse.ls.ios f 3 KM) Sch N , fa.U. BX fi00 Mcb N Ss "721.: an IVOOOBimq BUS 4H I 100 an Head K.. boo. 100 do.. ....2d. 4S' S0O ' do. . . .' ; Wi lo ah Cam A A It. rwv loo an penna It., .. fliw 100 do....2dAl, 7V 0 ''do 87 V 131 I do. .4. ...la. 67V 41 ah Leh V R... la. wt( 75 8hO C AAH.Ih. 40;4 101 sh Ltt Sch R..I6. 41 lo0 do 107J line do... 2d He. loo tihouClty es, New.iooig'1 lino do loo v lioooPaesWLCp.ini liHH) Pa K deb bda. W'i 3000 Leh gold L.... 9i'x lixi do 91V, oe Th Con L.... 76 leoo W JerKfts.... 8Ht limxt do 8M4 12(100 Thll AKlB.... M).W 1:1000 do 80', 110)10 do 89 V MXSSBPl 1)" IlAVEM A BROTItRR, No. 40 . Third". Street, Philadelphia, report the following quotations IT. S. 6s of 18-11, 1 lTttOll"?.' ; do., 18C.2, lUitfMIU-1 da 1864, 114 mU'i ; do. 1808, 1UVWI14T,' ; do. 1806, new, 1i:kU8x j da 187, do. llRWHsVj f de. ibsh, da, 113MSSH3J.:?; lO-ios, mills',"; (J. a 30 Tear 6 pef cent Currency, liu.lil?; Due Comp. lot, Notes, 19; Gold. 12n120 ; Sliver, 116$118, Union. Pacific H. R. 1st Mort. Bonds, tsaNq7fi; Central Pa cific H. K. 1st Mort. BoRds, f6O70; Union Paeioo Land Grant Bonds, t7 10. , -, Jav Cooke & Co. quote Government securities as follows : U. 8. 6S Of 1881, 117 Jtf$U7V ; 5-90 of Irs i 114X114: do., 1864, 114,frlU'f ; da, MM IV4V4 114H; do., July. im H2't(lltj do, da. UW7, 1131,(0,113; do., lSiiS, 113vrf ll3k ; 10-40S, , llfc H2'4:cur. 6MU,vm? Oold.iaov. ' 1 f Narr A Ladnbr, Hankers, report tills morning's' Gold quotations as follows : . - , 10-00 A. M 120.'. 11-20 A. M.. . .,. ,140V 10-02 " 120'i lf4ft ........... .120' wio " laufiiHe;" ..inJ 1019 ' 120 11-41 " ..laOitf una i2oy ,w, Stock tiuotaUon b Telesrraph-t P. 11.' 11 Glendinning, Davis Ca report through their New York house the folio wing: ' . .i N. T. Cent & Hnd R Con. Stock Scrip... 97 Pacific Mall Steam... 41 Western Union Tele 34V Toledo Wabash It. 47 MIL St Paul K oom T41k' Mil. A St Paul prei.. 89 Adams Express j 62,' Wells,FargoOo..., 79?; United States BOX Tennessee 6s, new.' 60' Gold... ,118 Market nrm. . , , , ua scrip 5;V 85 9S- K. 7. A Erie Rail Ph. and Rea. K Mica. South. A NLR. Clcand PlttR, ChL andN. W. com.. ChLand N. W. prof cnt and K. l. K 120 jw Pitts. F. W. A Cm. R. 92 5, TlUt NEW YORK MONKY MARK PV. rromtheX Y. Bermld. "The flagging speculation in the gold market ren. dcrcd tho premium easily sosccptiblo to the effects of the foreign news, and the result was a decline in gold. . "ihe opening price was 120.V, with the bulk of transactions at 120,V120V At this time the cable brought the news of a termination of the Paris riots, with a firm closing to the Bourse and an advance a rentes. The price, thereupon," gradually settled to 120V , "From the ease which was experienced In the money market yesterday and to-day tt Is - expected that the bank statement on Saturday will show -a further expansion in the item of loans and a bsavr Increase in deposits, as a result of further heavy re ceipts ot currency from the interior. No transactions occurred above six per cent, and to prime boosea, on good aud prime securities, the prevailing rates were Ave and four per cent The leading Govern ment dealers were more than accommodated at the last mentioned figure. i . . u . "Tlii'"' U a good demand for prime commercial ae ccptanctH, and to-day rates for four months' paper declined to six per cent ; still there were 'gilt eclge' . names otrcrlng at seven, while some six months' ac ceptances were quoted at eight per ceut The range of quotations Is six to eight per cent, which will V elude everything in the shape of prime buftlnem notes. For single names t is more difllourt to flx the range, but seven to fifteen will about embrace It "The foreign exchange market was irregular, being steady at the opening and becoming strong about midday,' but closing heavy and -lower, the prime bankers' selling at 20Sr for round amounts of sixty day sterling, the decline being all the more rer markable for the simultaneous decline in gold. - "The Government market opened with the frames which has been Its feature for the past weok, and was therefore quite sensitive to tho depressing Influ ences of a lower range in gold and heavy ouuringa or bonds at the Government puichase to-day: The amount oirered was S.700,000, In twenty-eight pro posals. The accepted lots were from one house, at 112 05 ex interest An Impression prevails that at the next purchase, toward the close of the month, the Government will be In a condition, with refe rence to its currency balance, to accept more titan the million which will then be solicltecl in the pro gramme. The decline to-day was ru average- or about one-hair per cent for the leading speculative issues, the Wb at their lowest touching lia.-' j . ; ?:!. Philadelphia Trade Report.. u Fkiday, Feb. 11 The Flour , market Is more active, and the demand both for shipment and home consumption has improved. Sales of 1200 barrels, including superfine at4-234-C0; extras at H-63tf 4-75; Iowa, Wisconsin, and Minnesota exta family at .V 5-7B, the latter rate for cuolco, Pennsylvania da da at ts-2S33-S0; Indiana and Ohio da do. at t5-2tx?0-28; and fancy brands at -507-ao, accord ing to quality. Rye Flour may be quoted at 4-76 V barrel. The demnnd for Wheat is quite good, but the high views of holders restrict operations. Sales of 1200 barrels Pennsylvania red at 1-2441-2C and 200 bushels York State white at 11-45. Corn is less active, and prices are barely sustained. Sales of 8500 bushels new yellow at 8791c, according to dryness. Oats are unchanged; UoOO bushels Pennsylvania sold at 64 cents. Barley is in better demand. Sales of 2000 bushels two-rowed New York at 85s.90c., and 1000 barrels four-rowed do. at II-12JI. Bark In the absence of sales we quote at $30 V ton for No. 1 Quercitron. Whisky is steady at 97s99o. for Western wood and iron-bound. . , It is said that a daughter of Madame Und Goldschmldt has a beautiful voice, which she is educating with a view to her professional ap pearance. LATEST SIIUTDitt IXTEIXIGESCE. For additional ilarim Keut met IiwUie Page. PORT OF PUlLADEmilA....:... FEBRUARY 11 STATE OF THERMOMETER AT THE EVENING TELEORAPH OFFICE. r,, TA.M 3011 A. M 3T8P. M........42 CLEARED THIS MORNING, Norw. bark Hertha, Arentsen, Antwerp, L. Wester- gaard A Co. . Schr Light of Home, Nlckcrsou, Providence, Knight A Sons. ' ' ' ' ' Schr Sally C. Morton, Garwood, Newborn, JN. C.,. S. Latbbury i Co. : ,.' ARRIVED THIS MORNING. "-': Steamer Centipede, Kenton, a days from Portland, in ballast to W. S. Hilles. ( Steamer F. Franklin, Pierson, 13 hours from Balti more, with mdso. to A. Groves, Jr. ' othrKisIng Hun, Hastings, 12 dsys from James rivor, Va., with lumber to Collins A Co. , . , sdir Gen. Palmer, Huston, from Capo May, with gravel to captain. Schr AlaHka, Pierce, from Btundywino, with flour to It .M. Lea A Co. ... ' ' bkTow. ' ' ' Brig W. 11. Bickmore, from Sagua. .-. AsiloitE. Brie Herald, hence for Hagua, was ashore yester day morning on the bar on" Marcus Hook. Mho re mained ou last evening, but It is thought she would get oU' without damage. ..'. I ' WFNTTO PEA. : 1 ' on 9th Inst., lark Mexican, bunco for at;uaMrig Estelle, for Kio de Janeiro; acbrs James Pointer, Jr., for Cardenas; and Adolis, for St John, N. B l"V inst., ship Tuscarora, hence lor Mobile. , . , . . '. ( ; i MEMOHANDA. ; 8 hr Jasper, for Philadelphia, cleared at St. John, N. B., Dili Inst. K. hr Mary I). (Yanmer, Davis, henco for Boston, at Ntw York yesterday.