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TT" .a H PHILADELPHIA, FRIDAY, MARCH 18, 1870. DOUBLE SHEET THREE CENTS. VOL. XIII. NO. GG. FIRST EDITION HORRORS OF THE SEA. Shipwrecks at Long Branch. High Church Pocket Picking. rJitro-Glycerinc Slaughter. Hanging of a Boy Murderer. The City of Boston CTews. How io Hanufacluro Telegrams. Etc., Etc., l?tc, Ktc, Etc. HORROKS AT LONG BRANCH. Fearful shipwrecks on the Ntetson House Heneli-A crew Frozen to Death. Wednesday's storm, though short, was ter rific. It began about daybreak, raged for several hours with undiminished strength, and died awav as suddenly as it had arisen at about 8'30 A. M. At Long Branch the beach In front of the famous Stetson House was the scene of thrilling Interest. Several vessels intending to make Sandy Hook, which is about seven miles from Lonfc Branch, were suddenly caught by the gale, which blew with tremendous violence right on the land. A large schooner from Portlaud, which was thus cornered, was watched impa tiently from the shore. The wind carrying away licr gaff and forctopsail, the captain seemed to realize the impossibility of rounding the point, bo he turned her bow straight for the beach, and steered her right on shore in front of the Stetson House, the 6cene of so much summer gayety. The surf was thundering on the beach in three serried lines, the foam-topped WALL OF WATER rearing itself to a height of at least eighteen feet. The giant waves broke over the stranded vessel, and the men were iu Imminent danger of freezing to death. When, however, the storm subsided, the drenched men were carried to a hospitable farm house, where they were fully restored. The vessel was from Kingston, Jamaica, bound for New York, and was loaded with coffeo and logwood. The cargo is all eound, and the hull Is uninjured, but is burled eix feet in the saud. Mr. Green, the wrecking master, is in temporary charge. Another schooner went ashore near the old Ocean House. The captain, finding that he could not weather the Hook, resolved to auchor, but such was the fury of the combined winds and waves that he was dragged broadside on the beach, and there the vessel grounded, the waves WASHING OVER HER IN VAST SHEETS, and breaking her to pieces. She was laden with cordwood, which drifted ashore In immense quantities, and Hues the beach. Her crew of Bix men were all lost. They were seen endea voring to get out a boat, but it was swamped and stove against the side of the vessel, its frag ments drifting to the shore. The men became frozen, and their lifeless bodies were seen washing about among the debris and wreck of the vessel. One man climbed the rigging to escape the furious pelting of the waves, but he was drenched with torrents of spray, and be came stiffened like a wooden block. His frozen fingers were broken from their grasp, and the inanimate mass of icy humanity would have fallen on deck, but his foot was caught in the rigging, suspending him head downward. As the shrieking demons of the storm hurled the unconscious body to and fro, a broken spar, riding on the angry tide, SNAPPED THE HEAD FROM THE TRUNK, and it fell into the swash on the ice Bide of the doomed vessel, and drifting with the waves, it was seemingly made a plaything by the surf, bounding backwards and forwards between the triple lines of foam. The captain was a New Yorker named Daniel Anderson; there were also two other New Yorkers in the crew, Captain Chambers, and a man nicknamed Dumb Bill. The mate was German. The vessels' name was James H. Hoyt. TWO PILOT BOATS WENT ASHORE some distance below the James II. Hoyt. A wrecking vessel from New York Is worklug at them, and will probably save them. THE SCAFFOLD. Two Murderer to be If nnK To-dav In Hud. sou, N- V', Details llielr Crimea. This is tho day appoiuted for the execution of thcprisoners Burdick and Nlckols, atlludson, N. Y. We appeud a short account of the crimes for which they were convicted: The court was held by George Barker, at the Court House In Little Valley, commencing January 24. Tho first culprit on trial was Daniel C. Burdick for the shooting of H. II. Biker (colored), October 2 of last year, here lu our village. The particulars are briefly these: Baker, with his wife, bad been spending the night previous with some friends, and ou re turning home about four o'clock A. M. saw liurdlck with a small cart going towards his home. Baker followed him nearly to Burdick' house, when both returned to the place where first seen, turned a corner beyond, when Bur dick fired. Baker lived about forty minutes aud died, leaving a wife aud two small chtldrcn. The trial lasted two days, conducted by M. T. Jenkius, District Attorney for the people, and J. B. Jewell, of Little Valley, for the prisoner. Numerous wit nesses were sworn, proving Burdlck's previous threats "to fix him," also Baker's dying declara tion, and the case was very strong against him. Ills own statement was admitted that the shooting was doue in self-defense but portions of it were disproved, and his testimony was impeached. His wife and two small children were iu court during tho trial, and while stating his own case a little one was sitting upon bis knee. After strong and eloquent pleading, on the one side for mercy and on the other for justice, his Honor gave the case to the Jury la ftl able charge. After bolu g put two hours, they rendered a verdict of guilty of murder in the first degree Ills sentence was to be hung on Friday, March 18. His counsel have 6lnce filed a bill of exceptions, but with what result has not been determined. The other case was that of Thoodoro Nicklos, for the murder of Dr. Andrew Mead on the even ing of December 18, in tho village of Allegheny, four miles west of this place. The doctor was an eccentric old bachelor of nearly eighty years of age, who had abandoned practice, aud was dninir a small erocerv trade in a building which he occupied as both store and dwelling. Ou the evening in question his groans attracted the at tention of his neighbors, who found his door locked, and, after forcing an entrance, he was found in a chair, his face. head, and hands covered with wounds. Everything was done that could be done for him, but he died about four hours after being found, which was at half ist 8. having never recovered sufficiently to nr Indicate who the foul fiend was. If. in dcd, he knew. His pocket-book, aud woh were gone, and had he left the latter, doubt e ttie vll aln would have escaped. For three wooi a tho beet efforts of detectives, neighbors, n i friends failed to reveal any light on tho daring and bloody deed. Now all is known that will be known, and, after a short trial, his murderer, confessing his guilt, wos found guilty of murder, nnd sentenced to bo hung on the same day us Burdick. FATE OF A BURGLAR. Attempted Burlary-wlft and Bloody Retri bution. A correspondent of tho Missouri Democrat writes frem Alton, Illinois, March 15: Coroner Quartan summoned a jury this morn kig to hold an inquest on the body of a mau in the city Jail. After examination of the body the jury went to tho olllce of the Coroner, where was elicited the following TESTIMONY. W. W. Martin sworn I reside on the south east corner of Sixth and Henry streets, in this city: am 87 years old; am a carpenter and builder; . at about half-past one o clock this morning, 15th March, my wife awoke me and said burglars were working at the south window; I replied, "I guess not:" after a short time she seized my arm and said, "There are certainly burglars at the window;'' I raised myself up and heard them on the porch working at the blind; I started to go out; my wife called mo back to get my revolver; after obtaining it I went to a door opening on the porch ; had my revolver in my right hand; slid the bolt with my left hand, and suddenly stepped upon the porch; I saw a man at the wludow, about live feel from me; he bad the blind open, nud was stooping down attempting to raise the window. He jumped off the porch south and ran east; I called to him, and as he did not heed it, I snapped my revolver, which failed to discharge; he ran into a close place, and turned and ran towaids me, when I fired my revolver; J called to him again; he did not stop, but turned north; I fired again, ho ran perhaps twenty feet and fell. When ho ran towards me I thought ho was coming for me; it was not a dark night; ho had a good chance at me and I at him; I supposed ho had an accomplice, perhaps iu the house. I called my neighbor, Charles Schafer. Schafer brought two men with him; I did not go near the wounded man, but sent blankets to him by Mr. Chullacomb; the man fell la Sixth street. A year ago my provisions were stolen from my cellar, and some six months since I was robbed on the same premises of clothing. THE VERDICT. The Coroner's jury returned a verdict in accordance with tho sworn testimony, exculpa ting Mr. Martin from blame. UUHGLAIUES have been alarmingly frequunt here during the last two years, and twice within tho last year Mr. Martin's premises have been invaded aud robbed. Some four or five years since a burglar was killed under similar circumstances by John Challncomb at his residence one block below Mr. Martin's, on the same street, and for two years we had exemption from these pests. We hope for similar results from this occurrence. MR. MARTIN is a prominent citizen, a worthy man, a momber of our City Council, and he has the sympathy of our citizens in having been made the unex pected and unwilling agent in shedding tho blood of a fellow being, and their congratula tions for having rid society of a public enemy. KITEO-GLYCERLXE SLAUGHTER. Explosion Nenr Rldsefleld, N. J.-A Factory Uemollahed Four Lives Lout. A little hamlet known as Little Ferry Farm, located upon the Hackensack river, about a mile from Kldgcficld, in Bergen county, was yester day the scene of a terrible explosion. Upon one bank of the river at that place stands Tal. P. Sbaffner's nitro-glycerine factory. It Is a long, low building of brick, one story in height, nestled in among several little hills. Several men have bsen engaged in the place in some capacity or other, and most of them were at work there yesterday. A few were absent from their places, either witnessing or participating in the celebration of St. Patrick's Day. A large quantity of the explosive material made at the factory was to have been shipped from there yesterday, and a number of men busied themselves in removing it from the storing-rooms in the factory to a sloop lying at a wharf near by, which was to carry it away. The material was packed in bags, and so packed was thrown over the backs of workingmen and borne to the vessel. According to one account, one of these men, less cautious than the rest, while carrying a bag upon his shoulder lost his hold upon it. " It fell aud exploded, aud the ex plosion started a second explosion more terrible than the first. The bulk of the material stored in the building exploded. The consequences are beyond description. The building lay a mass of ruins, scattered for rods around, bricks and mortar were hurled in every direction. Hatters, broken in pieces, were scattered everywhere. The boiler, broken in some places and indented in others, lay many feet from the spot where it had once stood. Nothing but the chimney of the factory re mained intact. The explosion was heard for miles around, and its force broke the windows of houses a mile distant upon tho neighboring hills. Frightened by the noise aud the shock which the explosion occasioned, people rushed from their houses to find out what had occurred, and when told, repaired to the spot to see the ruins. Mr. Shiffner, tho owner of tho materials In the building, estimates his loss at $75,000, and says it is not covered by insurance. He states that the explosion was caused by the Inunda tion reaching the high grade of acids rcuuired in manufacturing nitro-glycerine, the combus tion of which led to that of the nitro-glycerine, of which there were 7000 pounds on hand. But the loss of property was not the only loss sus tained by the catastrophe. Four lives were sacri ficed to the carelessness ot the Incautious work man. The bodies of these unfartunate men were torn limb from limb, and scattered like the mason worK all over. High up In the air one was thrown, and it descended luto the river. One of the legs of one man was found lying 200 feet dintant from tho scene of the catastrophe. Many of those who were not killed were more or less injured. One was struck upon the head by a nj'ing orick-uat ana severely cut and bruised. Another sustained a fracture of the leg. Ihe sloop itself, considering tho amount of damage elsewhere, escaped comparatively un harmed. Her mast was broken olf, but beyond lutu sue duucicu iiiua ur uu injury. COLD IN IOWA, NuirgeU I.ylnir Around f.oat(-CliIiken Pick- Idk I'p the Precious Mtutl. Nuggets of considerable size have been found upou the farms of several persons In tho vicluity of Colfax. A hired mau in the employ of one of the farmers dlseovered some small uukkuis among ine sana ana gravel that were thrown out from a well. He kept the matter a buujci. una Boia tho gold to a jeweller In the city for nine dollars. About one mile from this iium nuuvuor wen was sunk near a barn, and it is presumed the chickens picked up the gold in IS r--w LUIUnii UUL, tLD L11Q WUIUttU upon dressing them discovered several small In m a if YTWitdl i.,V.l. , t .... r"!" wuieu mey supposeaio be brass, drop out on the table. A third farmer In the v cinity found several pieces; they can be seen at anv time bv call in tr nt m.'i jr.. m j... coveries were made during the last summer and fall, but the parties attached no particular im portance to them, and in fact were not aware of thn nature and value nf v, j -- --- - - wououro iuuuu. l hey allowed their children to have them, and .Lima Vi 1 Miut a.lf l.nnl a ..... I , . juuo vuv vj?v u uvei "pgcimeus were lost. A few days since Mrs. Carner owning one of the larms lu question, came to this citv to pay her taxes ana visit her sister-in-law, Mrs. Gil ford. Upon relating tho particulars as above, Mr. Gifford was induced to accompany her home, and Immediately commenced prospecting for further evidence. Upon sinking a shaft some eighteen feet he reached a quicksand and gravel six feet deep. The water came in so fast, and tho tools of the men beiug Insufficient, it was deemed advisable to suspend Operation for soino length of time, when more extensive develop ments will be made. The parties owning the other farms will not consent, under any consi deration, to let an investigation be made, as the indications are that this stratum only lies near and on the line of a small creek. The existence of gold may be fully established, but whether the quality will pay for the labor expended Is the only doubt. BOGUS CABLE TELEGRAMS. The Assoclnted Press vs. The American Press AsfMM'tiulon A Uuestlou ol Veracity., To.the Editor of the N. Y. Tribune Sir: As conclusive evidence that the "cable telegrams" dally published by the so-called "American Press Association" are almost exclusively bogus, being concocted in this city, except so far as they are based on news previously published from this olllce, I invite your attention, and that of the public, to tho following, which ap pcurcd in the New York Star, tho Day of Phila delphia, and the rost of that city, yesterday morning: "London, March 18 Midnight Despatches wore received here this afternoon from New York, asking a confirmation of a report said to have been tele graphed from this city to the Associated Press, 'that tlie steamer City of lloston had arrived.' that the Dews liHd 'created the most profound excitement both here and at Liverpool,' and 'that business had been suspended lu the Stock Exchange aud general triHrkets In birth cities, In the eagerness to gather the particulars.' The Associated Press Agent here must have been made the victim of an unfounded minor which camo here a few days axo from New York, or his despatch must have received con siderable 'padding' In the hands of ihe Now YorK copyists. 'J tin rumor of the safety of the Bteamer was not credited by any person, aud there has nen no uiitisual excitement either lu this city or Liver pool. Unsiiiess proceeded to-day as usual In all de partments of trade, and the announcement that it was suspeuded could not possibly have beeu tele graphed by any sau correspondent Irom this city." Now, I assert that the foregoing toleirram never saw London, but originated in this city, and challenge proof to the contrary. On tho other hand, we have In our possession the original telegram in which our correspondent yesterday notinca us oi tne excitement In Lon don uud Liverpool facts which his telegrams of to-day repeat and confirm. This is only one Instance from hundreds in which we might show that the "Cable telegrams to the American Press Association" are pure fabrication. If the game were worth the caudle. Very respectfully, yours, J. W. Simonton, General Agent. The Ainerlrnn Press Association and the "UVeuinK uiillelln." This is a wide world, and the little American Press Association which ly this title seeks to distinguish itself as a sol-dlsant rival of the Associated Press is welcome to whatever honest enterprise it can show. We are bound, however, to take objection to any tactics which find their round ot labor iu denouncing the Associated Press for its valuable monopoly on one day, abusing its news as worthless on the next, stealing this news, or in default thereof in venting telegrams on the third, aud on the fourth, de capo, crescendo. Jiurope aud America have joined in execrating the cruelty of the error which reported the arrival of the City of Bos ton; but what must bo said of the ingenuity which, accepting this error, enlarged upon it to the extent of giving "full particulars ' of the mishaps and trials of the newly arrived steamer? The news that her delay was caused by the disabling of her machinery in mid-ocean on the tMth, after which her captain at tempted to make her port under sail, we owe first to a late conjecture of her owners, but secondly by the ludomltablo inveracity of the marvellously enterprising Philadelphia Bulletin. Little progress was made by the missing steamer, we are thus told, owing to her poor supply of canvas ana her encounter with head winds, while her signals of distress were of no avail In the thickness of the weather. This is frightful enterprise. One of these days Napoleon may be falsely reported assassinated, ana what is to prevent some malefuctor news man, some ghoul of a telegraphic Jenkius, from describing every cirenmstance of the imaginary crime, every fold and feature of his layiug out? The man who added particulars to the late steamer hoax did more than make that crime his own. N. Y. Tribune, editorial, to-day. HIGH CHURCH rOCKET PICKING. A Wcddlntr Party Despoiled ot Valuables Ex. tensile Operations by Pickpockets. On Wednesday night a gang of thieves and pickpockets gained access to the Church of the Incarnation, corner of Madison avenue and Thirty-fifth Btreet, New York, the occasion being the marriage of Mr. Buckley, of Brooklyn, to Miss Carrie Turner, of Mo. 325 Fifth avenue, New York, and succeeded in relieving several persons of their wallets and watches, only one of the gang being detected in the act. Mrs. Edward F. Miller charges that while leaving the church, in company with her husband, she felt some person jostle rudely against her, at the same time thrusting his band iu the pockot of her dress, which contained a wallet having $300 in it. As soon as the thief had succeeded in getting tho wallet in his possession, ho moved away from her and mixed with the crowd, but was subsequently found by Olllccr McKenzle, of the Twenty-ninth precinct, and fully idoutitied by Mrs. Miller as the person whom she had felt place his hand in her pocket. Upon being conveyed to the stalion-house in Thirtieth street, he gave his name as John W. Fields, and was recognized as a professional pick pocket. While the prisoner was confined in the station-house several parties called and reported they had been robbed in a similar man ner, among whom was Mrs. J. W. Dickinson, of Boston, who reports losing her wallet, contain ing twenty dollars; another lady one containing eighty dollars; and two gentlemen who had parted with valuable gola watches, but were unable to identify the prisoner as bavin taken them. He was arraigned before Justice Cox, at Jefferson Market, aud in his Ik formal examina tion stated that he resided In East Twenty seventh street, and was by occupation a com mission merchant, and not guilty of the charge preferred against him. He was committed in defuult of $2000 bail to answer. TUB NEW YORK MONKV MAItKKT. From the N. T. Herald. "It would seem that the speculative value of the Funding bill is not to be suffered to bo in abeyance, for the gold gamblers again employed it to great advantage yesterday. "The firmer tone of the foreign exchanges rendered the gold market strong in earlier trans actions. The report that Secretary Boutwell had made a speech to (but no impression upon) tho Ways and Means Committee of the House in favor of tho Fuudiug bill rendered the market active, and gold advanced to 112. Hore came the story, next in turn, that Mr. Boutwell, un successful with the committee, had gone before the House, and was working most zealously for the bill, and, moreover, for the bill with its original features of foreign agencies. On this announcement gold reacted to 112X. The un dertone of the market is temporarily very firm and encouraging to the speculators ou the 'hull' side. The holders of gold paid three to five per cent.'to have their balances caaried. "The operations of the Gold Jlxchange Bank were as follows: Gold cleared, 41, 865,000; gold balances, $1,2011,884; currency balauces, 41,472,002." SECOND EDITION LATEST BY TELEGRAPH The Opening of Navigation. Order of Secretary Rolieson. Strike of Railway Laborers. Ames and the Senatorship. Financial and Commercial Etc., Etc., Etc.. I?t., Ktc. FROM WASHINGTON , Kansas Pacific Railroad. Special Despatch to The Kvenwj Telegraiih, Washington, March 18. The Senate Pacific Railroad Committee to-day agreed to report a bill to authorize the extension of the Kansas Pacific Railway and telegraph line from its present line of road, via tho Arkansas and Rio Grand river, to a point on the northern boundary of Mexico. The bill gives the company a land subsidy of twenty miles on each side of tho road iu alternate sections. Northern Pnclflc Railroad. Jay Cooke, Henry D. Cooke, and others had a hearing to-day before tho Senate Public Land Committee in favor of the Northern Pacific Rail road. They ask Congress to allow them to issue bonds based on the franchise and lands granted the company. It is understood tho committee favor the scheme. American Commerce. A largo delegation of steamship men from New York. Boston, and other points called upon the President this morning for the executive influence upon Congress to secure legislation for tho revival of American commerce. The President has prepared a special message in which he sets forth his ideas on this subject. Paymaster' Accounts. Special Despatch to The Evening Telegraph. Washington, March 18. The- Navy Depart ment has issued the following important gene ral order in relation to paymasters' accounts: "To avoid unnecessary delay in tho transmis sion of paymasters' accounts, general order No. 146 is so far modiUed that hereafter pay matters of vessels in commission and of sta tions within the command of a commandcr-iu-chief of a fleet, must, In the absence of the flagship, forward their returns, as soon as pro pared, direct to the Navy Department, Instead of through the fleet officers as heretofore re quired. Such paymasters must, however, promptly inform the fleet paymaster when and by what means their returns have been for warded, and transmit to him a copy of their accounts current. Geougb M. Robeson, "Secretary of the Navy." Ordered to iHea. Orders have been received to prepare for sea the second-rate screw steamer Shenandoah," seven guns, at Boston, where she has received new boilers, etc., since her return from the European fleet, some twelve months since. FROM THE SO DTJ1. Tennessee Legislation. Mempiiis, March 18 The Avalanche's Jack son, Mies., special despatch ef yesterday says: In the State Senate bills were introduced cre ating the new counties of Union, Lincoln, Pren tiss, and Hamilton, and guaranteeing all per sons, irrespective of color, equal rights in rail roads, steamboats, hotels, etc. Mr. Gibbs said such legislation had killed the Republican party in Louisiana and Tennessee. After a heatad discussion, the bill was finally referred to the Judiciary Committee. The Opposition to Oeneral Ames. The resolution passed in the House yester day in reference to the election of General Ames to the United States Senate was taken np and tabled. The opposition to Ames is dally grow ing, and it is expected that the Senatorial fight here will take place again. An attempt was made to-day to elect a State Librarian, but failed on account of the number of candidates. Miss Ilightake (colored), it is believed, will be elected. Serious Affray. ' Yesterday a difficulty occurred between Captain Jasper Myers, U. S. A., late acting State Treasurer, and a citizen of Jackson, grow ing out of a personal misunderstanding, during which Myers was struck on the head with a brickbat and his skull was fractured. lie is re ported to be in a dangerous condition. FROM NEW ENGLAND. Laborers' Hirlke. Hartford, March 18. The laborers on the Connecticut and Western Railroad, between Winsted and Salisbury, have struck for fl-75 a day. They have been recelvingtl-OO, and the contractors refuse to accede to their demands. The Connecticut Valley Railroad. The time for receiving bids for the construc tion of the Connecticut Valley Railroad expired yesterday. The bids will be considered by the directors to-day. They embrace propositions for the entire line, and for different sections. 8ome of tho most experienced railroad con tractors in the country have put In bids, and have to await the decision. River Navigation. Navigation is open in the Connecticut river. Steamboats arrived yesterday from New York and will run regularly hereafter. Nt. Patrick's Day. Norwich, Conn., March 18. The celebration of St. Patrick's day yesterday was ou the largest scale of any that has taken place in this city. A long procession of Irish Catholic Societies paraded the streets. The ground was broken for the new St. Patrick's Church on Broadway with imposing ceremonies by the Vicar-General of tho Diocese, the Very Rev. J. Hughes, of Hartford, and the celebration was concluded with a grand banquet at Breed Hall. FROM BALTIMORE. Hpecle Payments. Baltimore, March 18 The Franklin Bank of this city has formally resumed the redemp tion of its outstanding circulation in coin. Baltimore Produce Market. Baltimokb, March -18. Cotton very Arm at 23o. Flout dull but unchanged. Wheat quiet; Pennsy! vanla red, l-S4olUO; prime to choice Maryland, $l-B6a T45. Corn quiet ; white, 90(S!tt!io. ; yellow, 92o. Oats, f8c. ltye, fl for Western, Mess Pork quiet at tl. Bacon quiet; rlt) sides, 15c. clear do., ltto. ; stioulders, l'iu. ; Hams, Itf". Lard quiet at lftigilBu. wuj i- kiwi :u- ui v;:t PENNSYLVANIA LEGISLATURE. Nenate. Haiuusburg, Marcu 18. Among tho bills negatively reported by committees won tho following: Supplement for the Board of Port Wardens of Philadelphia; bill to protect stock holders of turnpike and plank-road and tele graph companies; witn amendment, House bill for the protection of the rights of corporations in this Commonwealth. The following bills wcro favorably reported: Houso bill to protect timber lands in this Commonwealth fromfl -e; House supplement to the Point Breeze Park Association. House supplement to tho act incorporating the Nautical and Engineering College of Phila delphia. House supplement for tho Corn Exchange o( Phllsdelphia. House supplement to the act incorporating the Schuylkill Passenger Railway. Senate bill incorporating the Wisaahlckon and ChesnutHlll Passenger Railway Company. Supplement for Philadelphia relative to tho collection of taxes. Senate supplement to an act to erect a free bridge over the Schuylkill at South street. Bill defining the line of Chester street in Phi ladelphia. From the special committee of city mombcrs, bill vacating a portion of Nlcctown lane, Phila delphia. Mr. Miller introduced an act incorporating tho New Freedom and Maryland Railroad Company. Mr. Purman introduced the following reso lution: Hemilved, That William W. Irwin having appeared before the Senate Committee on the Treasury In vestigation, and refusea to bo sworn ami give evi dence to the said committee In such matters as tiio Senate deems necessary to the performance of the legislative duties of the Senate, the said William W. Irwin Is hereby adjudged guilty of contempt, and therelore the Speaker of the Senate be and is hereby Authorized and directed to Issue his warrant to the Sergeaut-at-Arms authorizing and requiring him to produce at the bar of the Senate W llltuni W. Irwin, there to be held and subject to such orders as the Senate may make in the premises. Mr. Henszey moved to postpone for the pre sent. Not agreed to. Mr. Randall moved to postpone until Septem ber next. Mr. Randall's motion was disagreed to yeas, 7; nays, 21. Mr. Randall then moved the indefinite post ponement of the whole subject. Mr. Randall then moved postponement for the present. Disagreed to yeas, 14; nays, 15. Mr. Henszey said he should call the previous question if these dilatory motions were per sisted in. It was their evident purpose by delay to kill the Police bill, which was to come up in order after the morning orders. Mr. Beck moved to make the resolution the first order for Thursday. Mr. Henszey then called the previous ques tion, and the call was sustained. The motion making tho resolution the special order for Wednesday evening was agreed to. Years, 24; nays, 6. Mr. White moved that tho hour of adjurnment be extended until tho new Philadelphia Police bill should be finally acted upon. Agreed to yens, 10; nays, 15. Mr. Davis said that the bill incorporating the Brotherhood of the Union had been reported by the Committee on the Judiciary Gcueral with a negative recommendation, because they believed the courts have power In the premises. Since then the Governor had expressed an opinion adverse to this position. The Senate certainly owed Borne respect to me executive, ana ne therefore moved that the bill be recommitted for further examination. Agreed to. Mr. Lowry moved that the general insurance bill be made the special order for Wednesday morning next. Agreed lo. The new Philadelphia Police bill then came up in order, on third reading. Mr. Nagle spoke at length against the bill, which, ho said, was gotten up by politicians for their personal and pecuniary benefit. It was extravagant. Under tho present system, there was but one man to be paid $5000 annu ally, but by this bill there would be five com missioners, every' one of whom would receive from f 4000 to $5000. Mr. Henszey denied that this was the effect of the bill. It fixed no salaries and left everything to Councils so far as appropriations and dis bursements were concerned. Mr. Nagle asked If five competent men could be found in Philadelphia who would take upon themselves the onerous duties of this position without compensation? This bill, if enacted, would certainly react upon the party passing it. If a bill were gotten up entirely outside of party interests, providing for the appointment of men with a view only to their fitness, he should vote for it. But this was a partisan measure in which a few politicians were deeply interested. There had been no meeting or convention of either party in Philadelphia asking for this measure, and the best men of both parties were opposed to it. Mr. Davis moved to go into Committee of the Whole for special amendment. Disagreed to. Mr. Henszey then called theprevious question, and the bill was passed. The yeas and nays were as follows: Yeas Messrs. Allen, Bllllngfelt, Connell, 'i-aham, Henszey, Howard, Mumma. Olmsted, Osterhout, Robison, Rutan, Warfel, Watt, White, and Stinson, Speaker. Nays Messrs. Beck, Brodhead, Buckalew, Davis, Duncan, Findlay, Lindcrman, Lowry, Mclntyre, Miller, Nagle, Purman, Randall, and W alluce. Yeas, 10; nays, 14. House. The Senate bill extending aid to the Jersey Shore, Buffalo, and Pine Creek Railway, tho Pittsburg, Virginia, and Charlestown, up the Monongahela valley, tho Cffiarfloid and Buffalo, and tho Erie and Allegheny Railroads, was con sidered. The bill authorizes the companies above named to exchange their own bonds for those of the Pennsylvania and Allegheny Valley Rail roads, now in the State Treasury. Mr. 8trang delivered a long and eloquent ad dress in favor of the measure, asserting, among other things, that our early public Improve ments had been built "by taxes wrung from the people, but that, as these improvements had been extended every acre of ground in Pennsylvania had been exempted from Stale law, and these same cor porations had been made to coutribute the greater portion of our revenues. The genero clty of the State had thus been returned to her a thousand fold. Messrs. Johnson, of Crawford, and Craig also favored the bill. Mr. Brown moved to postpone for the present. Lost yeas, !33: nays, 64. The bill then passed yeas, 59; nays, 34. OBITUARY. W. W. "Cornell. This well-known and esteemed citizon of New York died at his resldeuco on Washington Heights, in that city, at half-past 8 o'clock yesterday evening, well advanced iu years. Mr. Cornell's name is conspicuously associated with the progress of tho use of iron as a building material, many of the best known edifices in the country having been constructed by him. Among them are the United States Custom House at Savannah, Ga., the Sun Atlantic Mutual Insurance Company, A. T. Stewart's. II. B. Claflin fc Co's, W. B. Astor's, Bank of New York, Bank of Commerce, Union Bank, Ball & Black's, and the New York Herald buildings. These are but a few of the many fine structures which will long remain monu ments to the skill of the firm of J. B. & W. W. Cornell. In his private life Mr. Cornoll was distin guished for many sterling and amiable traits of character. He possessed a large circle of friends, by whom the news of his death will be rocvivou ttiUi tUw uevpvtl J.oeoiui iwhivU ft'INANCIS A7VU CO M 51 K IIC K, Owioi or ibr Rntinwa TKT,I!APSJ, I I' ridar. Msrob IS. 1370. t 1 There is a steady demand for nnd tho Improvement is particularly noticeable ju uuju luunn, iiiuicaung a revival in general business. Our national banks are not, It is sup posed, very strong In reserves, and In anticipa tion of a pressure at the beginning of the noxt mouth they are calling in some ot their cheao 1 .. - . i' 1 . 1 t I . .. 1 lunuo mm view ui ouimmug oeiier terms. Some persons are predicting a stringency to wards the end of the month, but in tho absence of artificial influences this is not probable. We quote call loans at 5(ft per cent, and dis counts at 0r?p8 per cent, for firet-class mercantile acceptances. Gold Is dull! but strong. Tho sales opened at 112, doclined to Ul, and stood at about Wi at noon. Government bonds aro steady, in sympathy with coin, and prices show no material change. The stock market was fairly active, and prices were well maintained. In State loans we notice sales of the sixes, first series, at 103J, and coupon war loan at 101. City sixes sold at 10(; for the old and at 102 for the new bonds. Sales of Lehigh gold loan at 9J. i In Rcsdlng Railroad sales were light at 48(fi 48 31. Pennsylvania Railroad was taken at W. Sales of Mlnchlll Railroad at J14, Le high Valley Railroad at 54, and Camdcu and Amboy Railroad at 114). In Canal stocks tho only sales were in Lehigh at 31, b. o. In the balance of tho list tho transactions were unimportant. PHILADELPHIA STOCK SXCHANGB BALES. Reported by De Haven A Bro., No, 40 & Third street. FIRST BOARD. lSt!0OClty6s,N...ls.l0i 17110 do 102 Itooo do....oid.loov t'iiWH) Pa 6s 8d se.. . . ltrt $1000 C ft A m 6s, TO P3,'i 13000 Pa 6s I m. ls. 98 faioo Pa 6s w L cp.imV f 10000 Amer Gold... 112 mooni'ass, Ise loax 1300 do 103 15000 N Cent K Bds Of 1900.... 89 1 1500 Leh gold L. ... 8)tf 1 1000 do 89 11000 do 89V lshCara A AH. luv loo sh Reading R... 481 loo do...s5wn. 4S soo do.slOwtt.ls. 48X 60 do... HV 100 do bau. iS'Bl 100 do c. 8V 2shPcnna It.... 66)$ !200 do B6i 10 do B6H 1 do 60; 84shLeh V R 54 r.' T do 64 tf 200 sh Leh N. is. boo. 81 w 100 100 200 100 100 100 200 do 81 do.... 860. 80 dO..l8.60. 81X do b60. 81 do 81 do....bC0. Bltf do... Is. bOO. 81 6 do 1HX 2 do lu?' 18 do 114X Bi sh Minehtll..ls. ty. J at Cookb k Co. quote (Government securities i follows: U. 8. 68 Of 1881, 1141118; 6-208 Of 1862, 109110; do., 1664, 1U8'(S1W,V j do., 1806, 109V lotix: do., July, 18M, 108108; do. do., 1867, 10J(109,i: do., 10-408, lo&xloe; Cur. 6s, li2-ai 112!tf. Gold, 112. MB88HS. t)K HAVEN & BUOTUKR. NO. 40 S. Third Street, Philadelphia, report the following quotations : U. S. 6s of 1881, UHMiH', do., 1802, 100!i(110; do. 1864, 108,V($109; no. 1805, l09V(3t09J,'; do. 1866, BOW, W77S(310S; da 1807, do. 108;,;(j$l0; do. 1868, do., 109(4109.; NMob, 106106?; U. H. 80 Year 8 per cent. Currency, U2ail23; Due Comp. Int. Notes, 19; Gold, 111(112: Sliver. 1113112. Union Pacific R. K. 1st Mort. Bonds, tS55YA805; Cen tral PaclUo R. K. 1st Mort. lionds, 1935(3943; Union Pacific Land Grant Bonds, 1760(4770. Mssskh. William Paintkii a Co., No. 36 3. Third street, report the following quotations: U. S. 6s of 1881. 114V.i114.tf ; 6-208 or 1862, 109tf($109V ; do. 1864, 108109; do. 1808, 109(i$109ij-; do., July, 1866 107(108: do., July, 1807, 1080109; do. July, 1868, 109i09ii ; 68, 10-40, 105(3105 ; U. S. PacUlO BR. Cur. 68, 112U2. Cold, mU1(. Nahr A Ladnbk, Bankers, report this morning Gold quotations as follows : 10-00 A. M 112 10-43 A. M 2 10-10 " 112 10-44 .....112 10-18 " ..' Win 11-49 " li if 10-22 " 112 1 Philadelphia Trade Report. Friday, March 18. There is no abatement in the demand for Cloverseed, and 650 bushels sold at 88 8-12j(f, and some on secret terms. Timothy Is in good request at 55-50. Flaxseed may be quoted at 2-252-36. Cotton has advanced, with sales at 2323xc for middling uplands and 24c. for New Orleans. There Is no life In the Flour market, tho Inquiry being confined exclusively to the wants or the home trade, but prices are unchanged. About 600 barrels changed hands at 4-v&c4o $ barrel for Bupernne; extras at 14-02 j (34-76: Iowa, Wisconsin, and Min nesota extra family at f5(5-76; Pennsylvania do. do. at the same figures; Indiana and Ohio do. do. at fn-25rg6'25; and fancy brauds at 16-60(7-60. Rye Flour sells slowly at There Is no movement in Corn Meal. There la not much demand for Wheat, and only WOO bushels Pennsylvania red sold at $1124(41 -us, aud some white at fl -40. Rye sella at 95c. Corals In fair request, and we notice sales of 8000 bushels yellow In the cars at 90c, and 1000 bushels in the elevator at 93c. Oats are steady. Sales f 8000 bushels Pennsylvania at 6455o. 70iK) bushels Canada Barley sold on terras kept secret. Whisky The demand la limited. Small sales of wood-bound barrels at jl, and iron do. at $1-01102. The Wilmington Commercial tells the peo ple of Delaware that the times are propitious, and that they can put down the Democratic ring which has so long ruled over them if they will but bestir themselves promptly. LATEST SHIPPiyq INTELLIGENCE." For additional Marine News tee Inside Pages. PORT OF PHILADELPHIA MARCH 18 STATE OF THKBMOMKTSn AT TUB BVKNINO TBLKQKAFB OFKICB. 7 A. M 83 1 11 A. M 42 1 3 P. M 47 CLEARED THIS MORNTNO. Steamer Fannie, Feuton, New York, W. M. Balrd A Co. Steamer Anthracite, Green, New York, W. M. Balrd t'o. Steamer A. C. Stlmers, Knox, New York, W. P. Clyde A Co. Steamer Beverly, Pierce, New York, W. P. Clyde A Co. N. G. bark Prometheus, Bradherlng, Stettin, Work man & Co. Tug Commodore, Wilson, Baltimore, W. P. Clyde & Co. TugThos. Jefferson, Allen, Baltimore, with a tow of barges, W. P. Clyde A Co. ARRIVED THIS MORNING. Steamship Pioneer, Wakeley, 60 hours from Wil mington, N. C, with cotton, naval stores, etc., to Phi ladelphia and Southern Mall Steamship Co. Steamer P. Franklin, 1'Ierson, 18 hours from Balti more, with mdse, to a. Groves, Jr. Steamer Frenk, Pierce, 24 hours from New York, with mdse. to W. M. Balrd Sc Co. Steamer 8. F. Phelps, Brown, 24 hours from New York, with mdse. to W. M. Balrd & Co. Steamer Beverly, Pierce, iroin New York, with mdse. to W. P. Clyde A Co. Steamer Chester, Jones, from New York, with mdse. to W. P. Clyde A Co. Steamer Bristol, WaUaee, from New York, with mdse. to W P. Clyde A Co. Schr K. J. Pickup, Bowen, from Pamunky river, With railroad ties to Albrecht A Flnley. Schr E. A. West, Evans, from Milford, with rail road ties to Hickman A Cottingham. Schr Paugusset, WapUs, from New Ilaven. Schr Mary and Emma, Venable, from Florence. Schr Jessie B. Allen, Case, from Greenport. Schr Wm. M. Wilson, Brown, from Little Egg Harbor. Schr Henry Allen, Tatem, from New York. Schr Marv Rllev. Idler, from ltolmken. Schr Rachel Vaunemau, Hrower, from NewTIavon. ri'iw. rv.m.v.'wi...... u;ilan frmn ItultlmfkrA with X U lUIUlUmiUIDi IT 1 1 . . , ..wv.wv.w, ...... a tow of barges to W. P. Clyde A Co. Tug Lookout, from Baltimore, with a tow of barges to W. P. Clyde A Co. Correspondence of The Evening Telegraph. K ASTON A McMAHON'S BULLETIN. Nbw Yokk Ofkick, March IT. Eight barges leave to-night in tow for Baltimore, light. Baltimob Bkanch Offick, March IT. The fol. lowing boats will probably leave In tow to-night Wm. Twiblll, Bristol, T. L. Moore, Robert Adams, Gen. Butler, Antietam, and Wasp, all with coal, ror New York. Piiii.ADii.rHiA Branch Ofkicb, March 18 Barges James McMahon, with coal, aud Catharine Moau, with gnsuo, for Baltimore, will leave this evenintr. Dcnrdoan M. (Jiayton, u nomas, i any jrum r ro dcrlca, Del., with grain to Jas. L. Bewley A Co. Schr M. C. Burnlte, Durborow, 1 day from Cam den. Del., with irrain to Jas. L. Bewlev A Co.