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THE DAILY EVENING TELEGRAPH PHILADELPHIA, THURSDAY, MA110H 17, 1870.
8 CITY IHTELLIGEnCK. ST. FAT KICK'S DAT. Xrelaad'n Patron Snlnt-HU Poblle "T ae Career-The Obm.-nct Berrleen, Hermann, and Sapper. 1 ue 17iii of March has long Dcn tot apar . as a day tacrcd to the memory of the Irish Aponio, Saint, Mid Prophet. 8t. Patrick. It will be fully bserved by all his faithful followers. 8t. Patriek was born somewhere about the car A. D. 373, but, contrary to what might iaturallvbe expected, was not a native of Ire land. That country, with which his history is intimately connected, was the land of his odop- tion only It is not known whether England, Scotland Wales, or France has the best right to be considered his birthplace. But, wherever born he was of aristocratic parentage, is said to have' been stolen away by a band of plratos -when he was sixteen years of age, and sold into alavery In Ireland. For seven years he was compelled to adopt the occupation of swineherd on Mount Slcamlsh, In county Antrim. Tho country was then Inhabited by heathen, whose language and customs he spent bis time in acquiring. Having managed at length to escape from bondage, ho made his way through great tliflicnltles to tho continent, where he was suc cessively ordained deacon, priest, and bishop. He then returned to tho country of his bondage and began to preach the gospel to the Irish heathen. He was inoft vehemently opposed in this by the priests of the old Druldleal belief. These priests are said to have dealt in miracles and magic of the most astounding description. They directed all their magic arts to the putting down of the Christian bishop, who in turn was forced to resort to the same measures. By his miraculous power he cursed the fertile lands of his oppo nents and caused them to become barren, he cursed the rivers and the Huh deserted them, he cursed their pots so that they could not boil fheir witchlmr broth, and finally cursed the Druids themselves, when the earth yawned and ewallowed them up. Among the miracles attributed to him is one of making a fire with lnmps of ice, and another the famous one of driving reptiles of all kinds irom the island bv the beating of a drum. The drum was broke'n durlug the progress of this act, and an angel opportunely appeared and mended It. Tho drum, patch and all, was on exhibition for several centuries in. Ireland. St. Patrick died at Saul, in his qrie hundred and twenty-first year, on the 17th of March, 4'JIJ. Various localities claim the honor of his last resting place. What is said to be his jaw-bone has been for many years in the possession of a iamily residing near Belfast. It is used to cure diseases, to defend from witches, and to prove innocence. The day will be celebrated in various ways in this citv. This afternoon the Hibernian Society will give their annual dinner, Geuural Robert Patterson presiding. It takes place at 4 o'clock at the Continental. The Celtic Association does the same thing at 7jj o'clock this evening at the La Pierre House, with Dr. K. Bhelton Mackenzie in the chair. The annual ball of the Fenian Brotherhood will be held in Musical Fund Hall. A lecture on the Saint will be de livered in the Academy of Music this evening. in former times it was customary for the Irish societies to get up street parades, but the proverbial poorness of the weather on the occasion has caused this proceeding to fall into disuse. The Religious Services To-day at St. Patrick's . Ciwrcft. the religious observance 01 tne lesti Tal of St. Patrick at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, 1 wentv-fourth and Locust streets, was a n.ost Interesting occasion, participated in by' an immense multitude of persons. The cere- t i . !, in, ' 1, monies am uvi commence uuui j.u;.j u tiutn. but long I eforethat hour the church was crowded to sullocation. lue altars were nancisomeiy decorated and illuminated, and the clergy wer.e all clad in rich and becoming vestments. Solemn Pontificnl Mass was celebrated by Riirht Rev. Blshon Becker, of Wilmington, Del with the following assistants: Assistant Priest, Rev. James E. Mulholland: Deacon of tho Mass, Rev. Iernatlus Horstmunn. D. I).; Sub Deacon, Rev. D. Kinnedv: Deacons of Honor. Rev. J. J. Elcock and Kev. James O'Keillcy; Masters of Ceremouv. Rev. A. J. McCouomy audltev. J J. Bovle. The sermon was preached by Rev. Thomas W. Power, of 8t. Mary's Church, and was an eloouent Dortraval of the life and doings of Ireland's Patron Suiut. The services did not conclude until nearly one o'clock. Local Odds and Ends. We yesterday in passing along Callowhill street noticed gathered around a sausage suop a numoer oi canines. It is a nuestlou with us as to whether some fel low had been whistling "Yankee Doodle," or the animals were bound upon a rescue or their brethren. We do not know the amount of salary that Is allotted to members of the Legislature, but we do know of one member elected but a year or two ago who now owns several valuable proper ties, and of another who in one term realized enough to enable him to "play the gentleman." The inebriated individual who apologized so Irotaeely to the man whom he knocked over ast night Is hereby Informed that the gentleman was not injured to any greater extent than the chipping oil of some paint from the bundle of woouen.clgars which he held extended. It is astonishing to notice the hand-shaking done by would-be Congressmen. We noticed an aspirant hobnobbing with a man on Chesnut street, a few days ago, who six mouths back he would not have deigned to notice. Politics is a great leveller, as Sum Waller would say. Independence Square should be vigilantly puarded day and night, and the garabliug or "penny-pitching" of tho newsboys stopped. The sacred soil should not be so desecrated. Mr. John Campbell is now endeavoring to Chase the neero into the Democratic pen, with about the same success that the party he clung to attempted to bind them in slavery. Professor Morton yesterday received the first premium medal of the American Institute, New York, for the best photographic view of the late solar eclipse. Philadelphia boasts some of the handsomest females in the Union, as a walk along Chcsnut etreet will prove; nevertheless there are a few very homely one to be seen now and then. -1.0ur city fathers meet again to-day, but whether they will transact any business will be the belter determined to-morrow. An Ungrateful Scoundrel On New Third street, below Col inibla aveuue, resides a lady named Gertrude Smith, whose heart over flows with the milk of human kiuduefe, and who being houest lu her own actions, judges others by the same criterion. On the 7th ult., ft fellow named Samuel Shaw, an Englishman, aged about twenty-niue years, called on Mrs. Smith and told her a pitiful tale, stating that he was hungry, -penniless, friendless, and with no prospect of employment. Mrs. Smith condoled with the follow, took him in, clothed, fed. and otherwise assisted him, and acted the part of a mother and a Christian lady. On Monday last Samuel was missing, and whilst his benefactress was worry ing as to his whereabouts she discovered that a fine beaver overcoat, a pair of pants, some shirts, and several handkerchiefs had also dis appeared. Tho next boarding house will be pro vided for Samuel at the expense of the Common wealth. Marine Yesterday afternoon Henry Clif ford, one of the crew of the fine, spacious aod rnmmotllous craft "14!2" that plies through the raging canal between this city and New Bruns wick, left the vessel at Pier No. 13 Port Rich mond, and wilh Henry leit a pair oi pants, a -nut. a six barreled revolver, several shirts, and mail mim of money, the whole being the property of Captalu Henry Klrby, of tho "143." Abuse op the Nicolson. John and Robert Cunningham were yesterday arrested at Broad bin. avenue, for faBt and reckless driving. Alderman Hood hold them in $500 ball each to answer. Vagrancy Last night no less than 121 va grants were accommodated with lodgings at tho Third District Biauon iiou&e. ui mg ug ti iemales. HOMICIDE. orniif t'a TnvMdlgntloa In the Cms of J. 1. NnH Bxamlaaltoa ol WltocMe Verdict f the Jlmy. At 1 1 o Viucn this morning Coroner Taylor sum moned a Jury and commenced an Investigation into the circumstances attending the death of Mr. Johu (ieorgo JNagel, who, It is alleged, was beaten to death by two colored men in front of his residence, No. 11 Lelitia street. Tho affair occurred on the night of the Dlh of March, aud soon after Thomas Hill, one of tho assailant, was arrested. The other effected his cscapo. Mr. Nagel lingered until last Monday evening, when death put an find to his sulTerlngs. Hill was present at the Investigation to-day. The testimony ciicitea was as iouows: John tieorjre iatrei nworn i am niteen years or one; reside rta. u Let ma stroet: lived there with niyratner; snow me prisoner; ne ooarnoii next door tons; on last wednesuny evening week a colored man came along the sidewalk lu iront of onr house and pushed against my tr.ther; father told him to be cnrelul now lie walked ; the IjIrcK man caught hold of my father, when our boy Hchnablo interfered and said, "You had better not strike him;" the man then took off h,s coat mid commenced the attack on my father; he knocked him down and struck hitn; the man picked up a brick and threw it at my father, but the missile struck me; Hill then came up ana renewed the assault, striking my father and knock ing him down; tie also struck my mother. Louts Bchnabie sworn I work at Mr. Nagnl's baktry ; remember the night of the occurrence; Mr. nagei went out or aoors, ana i muowea nun to tne sidewalk ; saw a colored man (not the prisoner) push, against him; Mr. Nagel told him to he direful how be walked; the black man said, "Jive me none of vour jip ;" I told the colored man If he struck air. Nagel it would bn b ad for blra ; the black man then took off his coat and struck Mr. Niigei, knocking him to the sidewalk ; Hill came np and tripped Mr. Nagel, and the latter fell with his head on the side walk ; while Mr. Nagel was down the prisoner struck him in the f see; Mrs Nagel came out of the hosse, when the prisoner struck tier; the 11 ret negro threw a brick at young Nagel. Mrs. wonanna iay sworn i reside xso. t iiiar.K TJorse alley; on the evening of the occurrence I helped Mr. Nagel Into his house; Mrs. Nagol was bleeding from a wound In the face. Mary Burns sworn 1 reside No. 13 Letltla street; I heard some dispute on our pavement, aud looking out of the window saw a colored man quarrelling with Mr. Nagel; heard the black man soy, "Do you want to fight?" and then saw htmtake otf his coat; when 1 gotdown stairs I saw Nagel lying on the pavement; tne black man picked up a brick, threw it, nnd ran down the street: Hill then joined In the assault and knocked Mr. Nngel down over a cellar door; he hart his hands on Mr. Nagel s throat when down and struck him. George Schreincr sworn I reside No. 431 Lom bard street; was In Letltla street on the night of the occurrence: saw 11111 on the street: he went ud to Mr. Nagel and striking him, knocked him down; when down ne dealt mm another blow; Mrs. Nagel came out to the rescue of her husband, when the prisoner struck her in the face. uincer reuuevniu leHuueu limine arrcsicq inn the second night after the occurrence; he had trouble with him; the prisoner knocked him down and witness was compelled to use tie blackjack ou Mm ; witness told him he was the man who beat Nagel, to which he replied, "Yes, ntid you chlte I'll kill you." At Fourth and Market streets the prisoner threw awny a knlf; he pulled it out on witness and was forced to throw It away when the ofllcer threatened to shoor, him if ho did not. Y'oung Nngel was recalled, and testiiied that his fnther did uot strike the colored man lirst; he was going awny on business wr-.en the black man pushed against him ; would know tho other colored man If I saw lilm ; his name Is (ieorure Muck. Mr. I.uiidny whs called and testified to seeing the prisoner strike Mr. Nngel. Dr. Hhnplelgli testified Mr. Nngel was a heavy man, five feet eight inches in height, and weighed 180 or 190 pounds; there was an extensive bruise n the left side of the face and forehead, which, on dis section, was found to Involve the whole temporal muscle; there was a fracture four and a half Inches long, running obliquely downwards from near the parietal protuberance, and entirely across the tem poral bone; from this two fractures ruu up for three-fourths of an Inch ; between the bone and dura mater there was found a clot of blood Immediately above the car; the membranes of the brain were congested and Inflamed: the bloodvessels of the brain were greatly congested, but the substance of this organ was sound ; tho deceased came to his death from violence, a full, or blows upon the head; the Immediate cnuses of death were compression, congestion, and Inflammation of the brain. - Tho evidence hero closed, and tho jury, after deliberation, rendered the following verdict: "'That tho said John G. Nagel cane to his death from violence (blows on his head) at tho hands of Thomas Hill and George Black, ou the nif.-ht of March 9. 1870, in front of preinisos No. 13 Letltla street. Hill was committed. Black is still at large. A Special Meeting of the Commercial Exchange. A special meeting of tho Commer cial Exchange was held at noon to-dav to take action on the death of Mr. Theodore Vllson, a well-known cracker baker of Philadelphia, and late Treasurer of this association. The meeting was called to order by Mr. Nathan Brook, Pre sident, who stated the object for which it had been convened. The following was then offered by Mr. George Pierio, Assistant Secretary, and was unanimously adopted: Whereat, It has pleased Almighty God to remove from our midst Theodore Wilson, late treasurer Df this organization, therefore jteolved, Tliat while we acquiesce In the most reverential spirit In the decrees of Divine Provi dence, we deplore the loss of one who has endeared himself to all by the ties of personal affection and friendship, and the fidelity with which he has dis charged his onlctul duties to this association. , Hemlvid, That a committee of seven members be appointed to condole with the ailllcted family of the deceased, and to make tho necessary arrangements lur our attendance at his funeral. The following gentlemen were then appointed to constitute tho committee: John a. Ivens, John H. Michenor, W. Duke "Murphy, D. P. Carrick, Henry L. Gill, Frank C. Hill, and A. J. Gallagher. MrrGeorge W. Mears made a short address eulogistic oi the late member, and sketching the history of his last illness." At a meeting of tho Board of Managers of the Exchange. Walter G. Wilson, a son of the de ceased, was unanimously elected Treasurer pro tem., to nil the vacancy occasioned by the death. The Franklin Institute. Tho regular monthly meeting of the Franklin Iustitute was held last evening in the hall on Seventh street, President Coleman Kellers in tne chair, Mr. Hector Orr read before the society quite a lengthy paper on "Printing Presses." The subject was ono of considerable interest and was well treated. It was listened to through out with the greatest attention, and received with much applause. The icport of the Secretary, Professor Henry Morton, wus read. Tho report noticed several engineering works aud new inventions. Among these were a new mechanical movement of gearing for changing relative velocities, in vented by Mr. William F. Goodwin and pre sented by J. H. (.ooucr, and a new form of water regulator invented by Professor Hunsen. Tho inventions were explained by meaus of diagrams thrown upon the screen. Some arti cles were exhibited which had been plated with nickel in a superior manner by tho Adams process. Tho plating was done by tho Star Nickel riatlng Company. A number of photo graphs of icebergs near the coast of Labrador, seut to Professor Morton by Professor J. P. Cook, were Miown upou the screen by means of the lantern, uud formed quite a pleasing eater tainment. Cai.f vs. Calvkb. Sylvester Ogle- and an other chap whose name we can't find iu the directory yesterday broke open a stall in the Girard Avenue Market and took therefrom a calf, or ruther the portions of a calf. Sylvester shouldered the greaterand "unknown"theleser, and both marched triumphantly away. But, alas for Unman expectations! their fond hopes of fresh val were doomed to bo blasted. One of Mnvor Fox's men saw the whole transaction and followed after them. The pair, although wanting tho meat, did not want to meet hliu, hence they started on a ruu. "Unknown," thinking it meet, threw his meat away and escaped. Sylvester struggled on, but his calves at leuntli tired and ho halted. The officer then came up. and marched tim to tho office of Alderman Massey, who Bent him to prison. Slight Fire. About 4-30 o'clock this morn iDg a slight fire occurred in the cellar of the tavern of one Latierty, southeast corner of Six teenth, and Race streets, A few buckets of water sufficed to stay the progress of the de vouring clement. THIRD EDITION Methodist Conference atiPottsville llolicson and tho Cuban Question. Boutwell and the runding Bill The Proceedings of Congress To-day. Etc., Etc., Etc., Etc., Etc. FROM THE STATE. The Philadelphia f!onfrnei-Rniort of the CoramlllPO on wHiim. Special Despatch to The Kvenina Telegraph. SECOND DAT. Pottsvillk, March 17. Tho religious ser vices were conducted by Dr. Carrow. Tho commission to adjust tho claims between the Philadelphia and Wilmington Conferences reported. The report was considered seriatim and adopted. The Conference Stewards proceeded to call for tho moneys raised for worn-out preachers nnd their widows and orphans. The reports showed that the churches had fully come up to their assessments. The amount received will aggregate nearly $8000. The order of the day was taken. The vote of the laity within the bounds of tho conference was reported, showing the majority of votes in favor of Lay Delegation to bo 5307. Tho roll of tho conference was then called, and each min ister present answered to his name. During the taking of the vote tho most intense Interost was manifested. Tho result was 127 yeas to 17 nays. A paper was read from tho Baltimore Conference, recommending certain additions to tho fifth restrictive rule, preventing the General Conferenco from further extending the term of ministerial service. Also to prevent any alteration in tho composition of the Annual Conference, and that tho authority of the bishops shall not bo restricted. To-morrow at 10 o'clock was fixed as the time for tho taking of the vote. A committee of five on tho Sabbath was or dered. The annual examination of effective Elders was taken up. Rev. W. Cooper represented the North Philadelphia District. Rev. John Thomp son was reported as disabled from effective service. Rev. J. II. Macluughlin was located at his own request. Rev. '. W. Ay an was re ported as having died in triumph on the 18th of November last. Rev. Gray represented the South Philadelphia District. Adjourned. PESXSTLYAXIA LEGISLATURE. Hnnte. Hakribburo. March 17. Among the petitions were some by Messrs. Nagle, Watt, and Con- ncll, against tho bill compelling tho produce wagons to leave Second Btreet. The bill was introduced by Mr. Stokes, of tho House, aud has passed that body. Tho following bills wero reported favorably: Senate bill incorporatiug the Security Storage Companv; also, Senate suppliment to tho Phila dulrjhiu Fountain Society. Senate bill requiring all children in the First School district to atteud scnool. inls is tuo Board of Control bill. Mr. HensEey, from the Philadelphia Senators, reported his Paving bill introduced j'esterday, and an act authorizing the Commissioners of Citv Property to clean market houses. Mr. Nagle said that the Philadelphia Senators had held no regular meeting tuat lie Knew ot. He moved that tho bills be referred back, which was agreed to. The following bills were introduced: Mr. Lowry introduced a joint resolution pro testing ngalnst tho passage by Congress of the Sherman Funding bill, and in favor of tho Gene ral Government furnishing and redeeming tho whole currency ot tne country to an woo want and will pay for it in tho bonds of the Govern ment or iu coin. Mr. Rutan, exempting persons who either offer or accept bribes from prosecution in case they appear and testily to tuo lacts. Mr. Watt, that owners, masters, or consignees of vessels arriving from foreign port3 shall pay such fees as directed bv the Board of Port War dens to the Harbor Master or Master Warden, and on neglect for twenty-four hours shall bo subjected to a penalty of $10. Mr. Connell, declaring that the south lino of Chesnut 6treet, between tho Delaware and Schuylkill, shall be 530 feet southward of the south' line of Market street. Also, incorporating the Wlssahickon and Chestnut Hill Railway Company. Also, confirming the by-laws of the Coal .Exchange. The House Appropriation bill was reported by Mr. Billingfelt, but was recommitted in order to bo printed. Tho Police bill camo up on third reading. Mr. Nagle moved to postpone its considera tion for the present. The voto was 10 aye to 10 noes. Before tho result was announced, how ever, Mr. Nagle called attention to tho fact that Mr. Kerr had voted. although ho had been paired off with a Democrat ou all political questions. Mr. Kerr acknowledged his inadvertence, and withdrew his vote. The bill was finally postponed aud made tho special order for to-morrow. Ilouite. Mr. Josephs made a personal explanation re lative to his course on tho Gambling bill. Ho had not been opposed to any bill introduced In good faith, but simply to those for blackmailing purposes. Tho press hud misconstrued his ro maiks. The House bill prohibiting corporations or contractors from keeping or being interested in the keeping ol stores, or issuing orders, duo- bills, or other evidenco of debt in tho payment of any labor, service, or work douo for such corporations, came tip as tho special order of tho day. The bill was discussed at length, but post poned. Mr. Crcltz moved to reconsider tho vote by which tho bill extending the boundary lines of St. Clair borough, Huhuyikui county, was inueu nttplv nnptiiftncrt. Mr. Davis said Mr. Elliott, who had secured the indefinite postponement of the bill, was ab sent from his seat, and moved to postpone the motion for the present, which was agreed to. FROM BALTIMORE. St. Patrick' Day. Baltimore, March 17. St. Patrick s Day was observed hero by a parade of Irish benevolent societies and a detachment of militia. FROM EUROPE. This Artnrnoon'a Quotation. IjOndon, March IT 11-80 A. M. Consols for money, vi ; for account, U8. United States Five- twenties of 1862, 1: of 1U05, old, 0m; or isot, 89?; 10-408, 87. Krle Railroad, W)i ; Illinois t;eu' trT. 11RU. rirout Wuatarn SIV London. March 1711-80 A. M. Linseed Cakes quiet 8up;ar firmer, botu ou the spot and ailoat. tinlrits turoeutlno tinlet at Sua. 8d.(43us. tfd. WUale fill firm. CHlcnttn. llnHHKil. (lid. Oil. Bavkk, March 17. Cotton opened quiet aud Steady. FROM WASHINGTON: The Fandlna Itlll. Bpeeial Dxiiek to The Iteming Telegraph. WasiiImiton, March IT. Secretary dDUtwell wsm before lhe Ways and Means Committee for two hours this mornlnir, consulting with thorn about the f iinrtlng bill. Tho Secretary unroil that the feature ol Hie original bill about paying the Interest abroad be restored, as It would be an inducement for foreign capitalists to take the bonds. For the sake of speedily tllsitoRiiijf 0f the loan he thought we sh uld sacrifice any feeling of national pride lu connection with this matter. lie did not. insist upon restoring one per cent. In stead of one-lialf for expenses In exchanging bonds, on account of the strong opposition of the Senate to that feature of tho bill. The Secretary Insisted upou the speedy pasRtiRe of thn measure, and hoped the House would set upon It favorably. Tho committee will not report the bill until next week. They will have another meeting on Saturday, and It Is be lieved some Important changes will be made In the bill. Alnohn. The ITouse Committee on Territories agreed to day to report a bill attaching Alaska to Washington Territory, allowing It a proportionate representation in the Territorial Couucll of Washington. The Cnbnn Une"t'"' Secretary Robeson had an interview with the House Foreign AtTalrs Committee to-day on tho Cuban question. The Secretary detailed tUe number and strength of our naval force In Cuban waters, giving also tho strengt h of Spanish navy In that quar ter. 11 was questioned as to the ability of our navy to protect American cltivens In Cuba, and replied that, provided no dlttlculty should arise between tho United States and Spain our naval force was sudl clent for the protection of the American interests In in the West Indies. With regard to the prospects of the Insurgents Secretary Robeson agrees In the main with Secretary Fish. The Committee has not agreed on any report as yet. The Bntler Vnne. There Is a good deal of division among members as to the probable action of the House In the cae of liutler, of Tennessee. Oencral Logan thinks two thirds cannot he Induced to vole for his expulsion. The evidence In the case was laid on the desks of members this morning, and as it Is very damaging to liutler It is thought the minds of members are con siderably changed. Naval Order. Ensign Richards Clorer is detached from the Naval Observatory, and ordered to signal duty. Ku slgn Edwin K. Moore Is detached from signal duty at, Washington and ordered to the Colorado. Knslgu Charles W. Jarboe Is detached from signal duty at Wnshlnpton and ordered to tho Naval Observatory. Ensign I). Klndlcberger Is detached from duty at the naval rendezvous, San Francisco, and ordered to the receiving ship Independence. Paymaster John lirlttenhousu Is detached from duty as inspector of provisions and clothing at Philadelphia, aud ordered to Bcttie ins accounts. C O IV UK 13 8 8. FOItTY-FIIlST TEK.n-rtBCONU HESSION. Senate. Washington, March 17. Petitions were pre scntcd as follows: Bv Mr. Feuton. from a convention of Friends of Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York, and Iu- diana yearly aieetings connected witu tuo in dlaus of tho Northern Superiutcndeucy la Ne bruska. for an appropriation to purchase wugons, etc., aud to erect suitable houses for the Indians. By Mr. Vickere, of a like import. By Mr. Scott, lor an appropriation f $50,000 from the appropriation lor tho education of the freedmen tor the beuclit of tho Wilberforco Uni versity, Ohio, devoted to tho education of colored students. On motion of Air. Ramsey, the bill to abolish tho franking privilege wus made the special order for Tuesday next. The calendar was then taken up, and the resold tlon offered by Mr. Ferry for the consideration In open session of ull treaties for the acquisition of eutlre dominions or a foreign power was con sidered. Mr. I'omeroy said that when the Preiident trans mitted a confidential communication it was obliga tory upon tne senate to sue mat tuo commence was not violated. At 1-80 P. M. the Georgia bill was tiken up, and speeches were delivered by Messrs. Spencer aud Howard In opposition to the liluguam amendment. Ilonnr. Mr. Pratt asked leave to offer a resolution reciting mai me legislature oi Virginia lias vacated ail tne oillces lu Viiglula by uu act culled the Enabling act, and has glveu the power of appointment to the Governor in some cases and the Judges la others. and Instructing the Reconstruction Committee to inquire aud rt nurt whether the passage uud enforce' meut of such act, and tn consequent change in tho form of government, taking the election of oilloers from the people and giving it to individuals, Is not bucii a violation oi tne constitution oi Virginia ana of the fundamental conditions on which the State was admitted to representation us to demand the lnterpositiou of Congress, lu order that a republican iormoi government may on securea lu Virginia, Mr. Brooks (N. Y.) objected. Mr. Pratt remarked that if Mr. Brooks believed the action of his friends in Virginia to be coustltu tional, he certainly should have no objection to tho resolution. Mr. Brooks We have had Virginia reconstructed mree or ionr times aireauy. Mr. Pratt She needs reconstruction again. Mr. Shanks (Ind.) ottered a resolution iu regard to perfecting title lu the Government to the Rational Cemeteries. Adopted. Mr. Sargent, from the Mining Committee, reported a bill to amend the act of July 26, 1S6K, granting tho right oi way to uuen anu canal owners over the pub Uu lands by adding to it several new sections allow lng plaser claims to be entered and patented at the rate oi SU-M) an acre, providing that uo placer claim shall exceed one hundred and sixty acres, etc. Mr. Sargent explained and advocated the provi sions of the bill. Mr. Julian opposed Its passage. After an hour's discussion between Messrs. Ju lian, Ferrlss, Sargent, and Johnson tho bill was passed. Mr. rerrise. irom tne Aiming committee, mado an adverse report on a bill In the matter of the Sutro tunnel. Mr. Sargent made a minority report, and argued lu favor of the measure as referred to the commit tee, showing that the rejection of the bill continued Adolph Sutro in the enjoyment of valuable privi leges to the injury of the mluing companies. Pend ing his remarks the morning hour expired, aud the matter went over to the morning hour on Tuesday. The House then, at half-past 1, proceeded to the consideration of the two resolutions reported yester day from the Military Committee in the matter of Mr. Butler, of Tennessee, for the sale of a Vet Point cudetshlp, ono resolution being for the con demnation of Mr. Butler aud the other being for his expulsion. Air. Logan, chairman of tho committee, explained how It wus that each resolution was signed by four members. The resolution condemning Butler had received a majority vote lu the committee, but when the resolution came to be signed there were some members absent. The resolution of expulsion was really a minority report. He also said that the com mittee hail agreed to have the testimony read and to leave the question without argument to tho deci sion of tho House, which was thereupon read. OeueraJ A. Schoeppe testllled to having, through General Estc, procured the appointment of Augustus C. Tyler from Mr. Butler, aud to having paid Gene ral Kste too for it, which he understood was to go to TeuueFsee to be used for election purposes. Genvral Daniel Tyler testllled to having paid tho money tor Ills son's app .lutment, and that he bad been told by Mr. Cooper, president Johnson's pri vate Secretary, that such appointments were offered in Washington for money aud by other lriends that the thing was not uncommon. General George P. Kste testified that the negotia tions with Mr. Butler had beeu undo through him, and that he hud puld about one thousand dollars to Mr. Butler for It. He could not say how much ho (Est) had received. That was all t'ao experience he had had in that Hue of business. Ho had not made any proposition to pay Mr. Butler until after the appointment had beeu agreed ou. It wus upon his own (Kste's) motlou that he hud suggested to Mr. Butler the propriety of Ills pinulttiug him to give him a certain sum of money, and there was perhaps some Ulk as to tho proposed canvuss. He thought that Mr. Butler mentioned tha fact that there were two papers In his district that wera in a very bad condition and that required support. Butler had said to lilm In that conversation: 'General, 1 do not know; Ioaunot take this for myself." He had never, belore the appolutmeut, proposed to Mr. Butler to pny hltn anything lor lu He himself had felt no personal Interest In the Tenuessee pres. or canvas, and did not care what Butler did with the mouey, but Butler had distinctly stated to him that he would not receive It for himself. 3 ha witnesses for the defense testified as fol lows: Samuel Mllllgan, of Tennessee, had received an appointment t the Naval Academy for oue of his sons from Butler: had never given htm anything for It except thanks. Ha knew that Butler decided to appoint a boy from his own district to West Point, but there was no boy qualified. The vote was taken on the resolution censuring Mr. Butler, of Tennessee, for selling cadetshlps, aud resulted yeas, 101 ; uays, 63. FOURTH EDITION he Great S;crm at the North. Roofs Crushed in by Snow. Many Persons Seriously Hurt. The Xfiissouri Legislature. The Two Mayors of Iticinnnd. Serious Municipal Disturbance i:tc, Etc., Ktc, Ktc, lite. FROM EUROPE. Hperle In! Rank ol France. By the Anglo-American Cable. Pakib, March 17. The specie In tho Bank of Franco has Increased 19,900,0001. since last Thursday. Itorhrfbrt nnd lhe Harder Trial. Henri Itochefort has been taken to Tours, where he is to appear as a witness In the Boua-parte-Nolr homicide case Louis Noir announces In the public prints to day that he has now been admitted as a partie civile against Prince Bonaparte The City of ItoKton 4 'Hoard. London, March 17. The Times prints the City of Bostoh canard uncorrected this morn ing. The underwriters have exacted seven guineas premium on the ovcr-dua steamer Sa maria, wuilo the premium oa tho City of Boston has again been reduced. The question put by Sir J. Paklngton in the Ilonsc of Commons, as to the overloading of the steamer City of Boston, has called from tho Board of Trade a report giving axtended rules and regulations for interior loading of ships, etc., etc. FROM JfK W YORK. the tfqiilnoc'lnl Kiorm. Rochester, N. Y., March 17. The storm continues, and tho snow is wet and heavily packed. All the trains which should have reached this place yesterday morning arrived this morning with famished paBseugers. It is now believed that the trains will all be running ou time by to-morrow evening. The thermometer stood at 32 degrees. About 8 o'clock this morning the the roof of tho car penter shop on Greenwood avenue was crushed by the force of the snow. The brick walls of tho building were forced out, aud one of the walls fell upon an adjoining dwelling house, burying In tho rubbish an old lady, Mrs. Loop. Iler In juries are supposed to be fatal. A man named -William Dodd, while engaged in shovelling snow in the rear of the carpenter shop at the time of the disaster, had his leg broken and was otherwise injured, t-everal barns and other buildings havo been crushed by the snow, and further disasters are apprehended. FROM THE WEST. MUaourl l.ecrlnlntnre. St. Louis, March 17. The lower house yes terday passed a bill providing that wheuevcr a county, city, or town Issues bonds for public improvements, the proceeds of State and county taxes except, for school purposes, derived from increased valuation of taxable property over the assessment last mado prior to the crea tion of tho debt, bo applied for ten years to tho payment of the Interest and principal of such debt, these taxes to be col lected through the ordinary Stata machinery and paid into the Stato Treasury; tho State treasury to pay the interest on 6uch debts in the same manner as it pays tho interest on State bonds. No county, city, town, or muulclpal township shall hereafter be permitted to Incur a debt to exceed ten percent, of the assessed value of taxable property. Bt. Patrick's Day In St. I.ouU. St. Louis, March IT The Irish citizens are cele brating St. Patrick's Day on a grander scale tnan for many years. Tne various Deuvvolent, temperance, aud other socletits. citizens on horseback, in car riages, and on foot, formed in procession at a o'clock, paraded several prominent streets, with music. Haps, and banners, stopping at He Patrick's Church, where mass was performed, and an eloquent pane gyric pronounced by the Hev. P. F. O'Reilly; after which tho procession was reformed and Is now extending the parade. The Hue of march Is crowded with Hpectators. The Knights of SU Patrick give a grand Immmet at the Southern Hotel to-night, and one or two societies give balls. FROM WAcHllJTQTOJV. Klnternnl Revenue Kvcelpta Irani Toba Dejtpatch to the Awociated I'retut. Washington, March IT. Supervisor Preshnry makes the following olhclal statement of collcctlous from tobacco in Virginia: The collections from tobacco In this State for the fiscal year ending June 80, IksiI, amountnd to $2 J.'i,-8-28-6S; fur the fiscal year 1SGT, 2T4,6a4 ; for the fiscal ycarlH6i, t41H,Ul8-K; for the Uscal year end ing June, 18(19, f 1,4T2,3T3'T0; making a total collec tion for four years prior to July 1, isti'J, tis.asa.Duvia. The collections made by stamps on tobacco for eight moutliB of the present Uscal year, beginning Julyjl, 1HC9, amounted to $2 72,7l2-7!, or f.taft 804-07 more. than was collected In toe four years previous. The collections for the remaining four months of the prehcnt fiscal year, 1&70, will make the aggre gate tax from tobacco at least f 4,v&0,ooo. There has been shipped In bund, the last eight months, 11,76,3'J pounds, the tux unun which is largely p ild In tbi! Northern cities. The prospects of the trade for the coming sea-ion are very nattering. The revenue service, uuder the administration of the present oillcers, promises large addltious to the col lcctlous durmg the coming ye ar. FROM THESO UTH. Affair, In Virginia. TficnKOND, March IT For some time there have been rumors that the present uutlioritles.ln oillce by military appolutmeut, Intended resisting any move ment to dispossess them till their successors were elected by the people, us ihey neld the Kuabllug act, declaring the orllces vacant, to be" unconstitutional. Last night the City Council, appointed by Gov ernor W'Hlker under tho Enabling act, elected Henry K. Klllson Mayor, and chose a uew chief and cap tain of police. This morning about daylight the new Chief, Major John Poe, applied at ttiu lower station-house for possession, but was refused. Later In the day Mayor KUIson applied by letter to Mayor Cohoon for the Mayor's oillce, books, eto.,auu was refused, Cohoon declarlug lie was iu oillce bv law, and would not yield until ejected by process from the courts. Mr. Cohoou, who bad possession of the lower sta tion house, proceeded to swear lu special constables to the number of Including about 80 colored. Mayor Ellison then proceeded to swear in about 200 special oillcers, aud at one o'clock surrounded the lower station house, where Cohoou aud his specials are. the plau being to arrest any of them who ramo out. Mayor Klllson lias possession of the City Hall and all other public buildings, except the station bouses, which aro held by the opposite party. The old police fore is divided about equally be tween the two mayors. There is now a crowd of a thousand blacks and mauy whites congregated about the lower station house, which is the point of Interest. Cohoon sent through his counsel, ex-(iov-ernor wise, a letter to Governor Walker, stating his possession, aud asking assistance to maintain hU authority. FIFTH EDITION TII2 LATEST TIE 973. The City of Boston Excitement. Tho Butler Caso Decided. Ho is Censured-Not Expelled. VAC. Ktc, Ktc, Ktc, Etc, FROM HALIFAX. The CUj of Boaton Exalte lent. Halifax, March 17. There was great excite ment in this city yesterday respecting the fate of the steamer City of Boston. Numerous des patches were received announcing her arrival, and were universally believed, and the subse quent despatches containing contrary reports had a tad effect. Business was almost generally suspended, the City Council failed to get a quorum, the Legislative Council met and passed resolutions of sympathy for the relative! and friends of the ill-fated passengers aud then ad journed, and the IriBh Society, as a mark of re spect, will omit their annual dinner to-day. tROM WASHljrQTOJV. Itntlrr Onmired. bat not Expelled. Secial Despatch to The Kvenxng Telegraph. Washington, March 17. Thejcase of R. R. Butler, of Tennessee, camo up as the regular order after the morning hour. At the request of General Logan the testimony in the core was all read by the Clerk, after which tho House pro ceeded to vote. The substitute offered by General Logan in favor of expulsion was agreed to yeas, 101; nays, 00. The Speaker then stated that tho House must vote directly on the question of expulsion, and that it would require two-thirds to expel. The House, by a vote of 102 yeas, to 68 nays, refused to expul Mr. Butler. The resolution of censure was then adopted TrtE Congress and Brooklyn The United States sloop-of-war Congress, which left the Navy Yard on the morning of the 1.1th lnst. to proceed to Boston on her trial trip, stopped at Chester to procure ballast to bring her "by the stern." Yesterday she left the latter place. This vessel Is commanded by Captain if. B. Harri son. A full list of her oillcers was published la The Tei.eorai'ii some davs since. Kver since the close of tho Rebellion the United 8tates frigate Brooklyn has been lying at tho Navy Yard. Recently orders were re ceived from Washington authorizing repairs to be mode to her, preparatory to her being ordered to sea. The Brooklyn Is a second clas screw frigate of 2070 tons burden; was built In 1858, at New York, by Mr. Westervelt, under tha super vision of the Naval Constructor at that port. During the late struggle she took an active part, being first the flagship of Admiral Farragat, Senior Officer of tho Navy whilo in command of the Gulf squadron, and subsequently the flag ship of Admiral Godon (now in command of the Navy Yard at New York) whilo commanding the South Atlantic squadron. The Fatted Calf Killed. A few days ago. we published the mysterious disappearance of one Joseph Llnderman, alias "Bell, a butcher rrxidingatTwenty-lifthandJefferson streets, with $2100 in cash in his possession. Yesterday the mystery was partly cleared up by the return of Joseph, who it appears had been spending the time at Milford, Del., but with whom ho does not know. He had on him a new suit of clothes and the greater portion of the cash. Maybe there wasn't rejoicing in that family over the return of Joseph; maybe the fatted calf was not killed, dressed, and served up; maybe the children dldu't sing, "Oh, no! no! all for Joel" Maybe not. Heavy Robbery. At Sixth and York streets, on Muesday night, was committed a deed of violeuce which has had the effect of awakening tho whole police force, and which for audacity and completeness has scarcely ever been excelled. At the point named is a grocery store and dwelling coinblued. Into this dwelling on Tues day night some desperate burglars effected an entrance by prying open the back window shutter. Once inside they proceeded to the bedroom of the inmates, opened tho door by means of nippers, entered the apartment and, horrible to relate, stole $3 in cash. For further particulars see small bills. Tite Knife. Lato last evening a citizen, whilst proceeding along Tenth street, near Locust, was attacked by two ruffians named John McComb aud John McGeary, and badly beaten. Finding tbo stranger was getting off rather easy, McComb drew from bis pocket a knife and inilicted a fearful wound on Lis right cheek, laying it open from the cheek-bone to the mouth. An officer arriving, McComb was taken into custody, but McGeary escaped. The former will have a hearing to-day before Alder man Kerr. "Sheridan's Ride." Mr. T. Buchanan. Read's picture of Sheridan's famous ride has mado a great and almost unprecedented sensa tiou. It Is visited by crowds of persons every day, and it is gratifying to know that the artist will receive a handsome sum by the exhibition. Mr. T. B. Pugh, who has the picture In charge, will take it to other cities after the exhibition in this city cloees, and with his skilful manage ment it w ili doubtless attract as much notice elsewhere as it has iu Philadelphia. The "Star" Course of Lectures. The next "star" that Mr. Pugh will Introduce is the humorist and poet, John G. Saxe, who wilt appear at the Academy of Music on Mondar evening next, and discourse upon "French Folks at Homo." After the lecture Mr. Saxe will recite, by request, his poems of "The Proud Miss McBrido'uud "The Press." In Town. Commissioner Delano, of the In ternal Revenue Department, Washington, is in town looking after matters connected with his especial bureau. Ills time to-day has been principally taken up in a case now before the United States District Court. Chickens. Some lovers of poultry last night paid a visit to the chicken houses of a couple of gentlemen at Chew and Wistar streets, German town, and robbed them of sixty-one fowls. . S. P. C. A. AldcrmanMoorehad held in $500 ball to answer one John Connor for working a horse suffering from galled shoulders. Professor Rahrlg, of Cornell University, received last week from the 8ultan of Turkey the glittering star of the Imperial Order of the Mejiuie, accompanied by a very flattering letter. PHILADELPHIA STOCK BZCHANGB SALES. 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