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U U U U A rm jA. j. o VOL. XIII NO. 90. PHIL ADELHIIA FRIDAY, APRIL 15, 1870. DOUBLE SHEET THREE CENTS. FIRST EDITION Ireland's Reign of Terror. Public Indignation and Alarm. Fifteenth Amendment in Delaware. A Veritable Day of Jubilee. Crime and its-, Retribution. Jail Jireakinir in the West. utc. Etc., -. i:tc, Etc., iuc. IRELAND. W'fent is Snld of the New Coercion Policy "Cnn a KliiHitom be Kunlavra" In Kuroprf Wexford, March 'M, 1870. It would be im possible to convey an adequate idea of the feel iiigs of indignation with which the new Coer cion bill of the Government Is regarded by all classes here. Not since 1840, when the late Sir Kobert l'cel introduced and carried another coercion bill, and when tho state of the country differed very little from what it is now, were the feelings of the Irish people so outraged and insulted by KnjriiHh tyranny and Intolerance us they are at present. From ' the determination shown during the last session by the present Cabinet to do justice to the Irish people, we were all led to be'ieve that the days of persecution, like Edmund Burke's "age of chivalry," were gone, but, un fortunately, tho conduct of the Government during the past week has proved not only how greatly we were mistaken, bnt how absurd it is lor Irishmen to expect justice from the English nation. They are, I regret to say, very bitterly disappointed, particularly so as they were led to believe by the highest authority in the country, Mr. Gladstone, that Ireland was henceforth to be governed in ac cordance with Irish ideas. However aaxlons he may be to rid himself of the responsibility at taching to this expression, Mr. Gladstone cannot make the Irish people believe that he did not make use of it. If we except the disestablish ment of the Church, which was no doubt a work Fcrfectly in accordance with the wishes of the rish people, the government have, up to the present, done nothing to fulfil the promise of the first minister of the crown. TUB LATEST AGITATION. No Foonct was the Church disestablished than the Irish people began to agitate for an uncon ditional amnesty lor the political prisoners. Public meetings were hold all over tho country to express the. opinions of the people with regard to tho imprisonment of these wen. They were attended by persons of every class in society and of every shade of religious and political opinion. Even those who were op posed to Feniauism joined in urging upon the Government the necessity, or at all events the expediency, of opening the prison doors. With tho exception of the extreme section of the Tory party, the whole nation took part in this work of mercy. What was the result ? After weeks and months of agitation, when the will of the nation was clearly and unmistakably ex pressed, the same Minister, who had promised rule Ireland in accordance with Irish ideas; who had shed what I am reluctantly obliged to call hypocritical tears over the Neapolitan "prisoners, refused to listen to the cry of mercy in favor of those confined in British dungeons. Then, and not till then, did the people discover that they were betrayed. Indignant, however, as they were at what they considered, and con sider still, an unjustifiable brcacbof faith, they tried to disgiuse their feelings in the hope that they wight obtain what they expected and wanted niont of all, namely, a good land bill. But here again thev were disappointed. Fixity of tennre became the watchword of the Irish nation. The right of the Irish people to live npon the Irish soil was proclaimed at hun dreds of meetings held all over the country in the interest of the tenant farmer. Tho principle of fixity of tenure was adopted at one of the largest and, probably, one of the most represen tative assemblies over held in Ireland. Mr. Gladstone and his colleagues well knew the wishes and feelings of the Irish people with regard to the Iris-fa. land; they knew that nothing less than fixity of tenure and fair rents would Batisfy them; but they kept a deaf ear to the cries of the people and proposed a land bill which the whole nation has unhesitatingly pro iiouuced u bham. Sot is this all. GAG LAW. The Government ' is now engased In gagging the mouths of ihono who are crying out against the'r deception and iujustice, by a bill unsur paBcd la severity by the penal laws of the six teenth and seventeenth centuries, or by tho despotism of the Czar. At such a time and under such circumstances it is strange, to say thai last, for a liberal government to have re course to such a cruel and arbitrary measure. And far what 'i For the suppression of crime among iho agrarian population and to prevent the sptead of sedition among the ignorant classes of the country. These appear to mo to be the two causes which induced ihe Government to propose this "terri ble bill," as a leading London journal calls it. For my part I must say that I am strongly Inclined to think the passing of this penal enact ment was a very false, ill-advised step on the part of the Government, and that before long they will discover that they have made a very eerious mistake. They were, I readily admit, the most popular English Government that ever ruled Ireland, but it must also be admitted that they have passed this bill at the expense of all the popularity they possessed. I do not think that it will either prevent crime or tho spread of sedition. On the contrary, it will be the meaus of doing much mischief, and, as I believe, have the effect of increasing the number of those out rages which it was intended to suppress. The people are disappointed with the Laud bill; tho coertlon bill aggrieves and insults them. They have lost all confidence in the British Parlia ment. The chicanery of the Government during the last tew months has made tuein more dis loyal than they ever were before. They are become almost ludifferent to Parliamentary action. I way tell you that 1 have very good authority ior saying that an, or very nearly an, those who expected redress at the hands of Mr. Gladstone have lost all confidence in him, and have become so disloyal that It is greatly to be feared the next few years will bo years of strife ana misery in ireiana. A BLOW AT NATIVE "l.IBKRTV, The Coercion bill, or, as it is erroneously called, the Peace Preservation bill, strikes at the root of Irish liberty; it is peculiarly severe ana stringent witu regard to the rural popula. tion nnd the native press; there It no doubt that it will leave the great bulk of the people en tiielvatthe mercy of the magistracy and the police. I believo I am justified in saying that one-half of the Irish magistracy Is no more qualified, either by education or impartiality, to administer justice from the bench than would be the Hottentots of Africa, nor as well, for the latter are actuated by a spirit of fairness in their dealings, which, I regret to say, does not alwaya cnaraciurizu iuu tuuuuct ui uie Justice "Shallows" of Ireland, robllcly and ojnly, without the least reserve or scruple, tlicso carry their partisanship to such an extent that the people bavo come to regard the trlbnnals over which they preside as instru ment of oppression. Orangeman is as much opposed to Fenian and Fenian to Orangeman, ns if they were arrayed against each other on the field of battle. The one docs not expect nor docs he get justice from the other. Should a magistrate have any pique or grudge againHt a neighbor he is not, as a general rule, back ward in availing himself of his position on the bench to revenge it. Instances of this kind are of dally occurrence, nnd have contributed in no small degree to degrade the Irish bench in the estimation of the Irish people. TERRIBLE TUG-KOAT EXL'LOSIOX. The Boiler of the Tag William Well Explode nnd Kllln Knur Men Another Bndlv Wounded -Lou., tt 23,00V. Yesterday morning, at about 2 o'clock, a most terrific explosion startled the residents of Bergen Point and Statcn Island, jarring the buildings in the immediate neighborhood, and arousing from their beds the inhabitants of the two shores for miles around. The tug-boat William Wells, which was lying at the dock on the Jersey shore, lust opposite the Sailors' Snug Harbor, exploded her boiler, and was torn to pieces by the acci dent. Besides tho loss of property tour lives were sacrificed, and one other person was seri ously scalded. The tugboat left New York on Wednesday evening to go to Eliabethport, where it was to take a boat in tow back to this city. At the point named, opposite tho Snug Harbor, the boat was stopped and tied to the dock for the night, the crew taking their rest In the cabin. THE CREW. The crew was composed of five persons: Maurice Koche, the pilot who with a Mr. Ker- rin, of Brooklyn, owned tho crait Walter Bcott, engineer; Charles McKnight, fireman; William Dolan. deckhand, and Maurice Koche. Jr.. steward. The pilot slept in tho pilot-house, tho steward in the bold, the other three in the cabin. When the explosion came, the men. it is sup posed, were sleeping, and unconscious of their doom. The bursting of the boiler hurled them upwards and out into the cliaa- nel, tearing the little boat asunder, and instantly Killing the captain, nreman, and deck hand. Scott, the engineer, was terribly muti lated, but survived until v o ciock yesterday morning, when he died at Bellevue Hospital, to which he was taken at daylight. The body of j-it uuiK". o .v.w.v. jj uv .iguvuu mor dents of the town, who (locked to the scene of the disaster, and. after a long search, the body of Roche, the pilot, was also fished from the water. Both were badly mutilated, their limbs having been brokenand the flesh torn and dis figured, ihe body of Nolan, the deck-haud, could not be found. ONE MAN SAVED. The steward, young Itocho, was the only one of the crew, who escaped with his life. His preservation was due to the lucky accident of his being compelled to sleep below the deck. The explosion carried away the deck, and every thing above him. His injuries, which are seri ous, consist of wounds caused by the scalding water. He was brought to No. 73 Lib erty street, in this city, where our reporter visited him yesterday afternoon, obtaining the above facts. The engineer, according to younir Roche's statement, retired to his berth without turning oil steam, tho explosion being caused Dy the consequent exnaustion or water. The boiler was blown to fragments, and pieces of the iron and woodwork of the boat were thrown hundreds of yards from tho spot where the craft lay. The water was covered with floating fragments of the wreck. A LUCKY YUARREL. The steward's life was saved by a dispute with bis lather, ihe latter desired to sleep in tho pilot house, and ordered his son to go below, not even permitting him to Bleep in the cabin with the rest of the crew. Mr. Koche, the pilot and part owner of the vessel, resided at o. 73 wiuoughoy Btrect, Brooklyn, to which place his body was taken. He had been for twenty years a pilot and captain of tug-boats, and had amassed a considerable fortuue. He was a man of sober and industrious habits, a member of the Masonic fraternity, and was much respected. His funeral will take place on Saturday. The tug-boat, which Was worth $25,000, was fully insured. An inquest will be held on the bodies of the victims of the disaster. Ar. l . World to-day. JAIL-BREAKING. How the I.onlitvlllo Prisoner Humped No ,ewn oi in cm ill jjiifti Ai'i ounm, The Louisville Journal of the Kith instant savs: The escape of Smith and Mickey and the other less important prisoners from the county jail on Monday evening was the mam topic or conversation throughout tho city yesterday. How they escaped was the great wonder, and many were the comments in referonce to it. In point of Ekilfulncss and daring it was classed with the greatest of the exploits of the famous Jack Sheppard. The affair was well planned and well executed, or else luck was ou their side, and each of them happened to pass out just at the very moment when no one was look ing, and came down a ladder in full view of the street, whicn is always crowded witn passers. The account of their escape, as published yesterday, was Incorrect in some particulars, belne taken while the excitement was at its height, and before the real manner of their escapo had been discovered. From an examina tion of the premises yestcruay it was evident that tho principals, at least, had long thought over tne matter ano uaa uxeo upon mis particu lar time and manner in which to make the attempt. When the guards were all called away to aid in preparing the new jali for occupation, the prisoners went to cell No. 0, in the third tier, a cell which was long ngo cast aside as not fit for use, and in the celling of which there was a narrow and soft tlaz-Btone. This, by some means or other. they broke in two, and, one half holding firmly in Its place, the other half was pushed up into the garret, which is just over this tier of cells. This made an aperture just about big enough for a man's head to go through. Through this they crawled and found themselves in tho garret, or just under the shingle roof. Nothing was left but to crawl through the port-holes, (Tim wmwA nriM Vi .1 n 1 1 u . f (hfl rAA rviiufl UUU uitj nwo uprvu n.uvv. ..njwii, which almost touch the new. Against the wall of the new Prison stood a tall ladder, which had been used by the workmen and very care lessly left standing there. Down this the whole nine came, in broad davliirht. with persons pass ing to and fro, and were not discovered. They either, then, went back and climbed over a plank fence into the alley, or walked boldly out Into Jefferson street and strolled away to be Been no more, perhaps forever. It was currently reported yesterday that Smith had been sean at his father-in-law s houso. in suburban California, but the report is not authenticated. As to the seven negroes who ta-cuped little has been done bo far, the two mur derers being considered the main chance. Large rewards will bo offered, and they will be as sharp In getting away as they were in getting out U uicy escape ior goou. HORRIBLE ! A Raw's 11 mm A IllowVB OflL evening at New Castle, Lawrence county, Penn sylvania, Dy wnicu a uoy naiuuu uuuu viouuen nlnn .t.m.t ltititAiin Vnrira iT lwrn pnmA tn . ! budd'en aud frightful death. Duriug the after- j uuuu uie uoy s pareuie weui p- iui niuiu, leaving only him about the premises. They returned between 6 and 6 o'clock, and tho boy was not to be seen anywhere about. They felt somewhat alarmed, and searched the house. At length they visited the garret, and there they found him lying on tho floor with his blood and brains scattered an about, and the entire top ana back of his bead blown off. Near him on the floor lay a shot-gun, which had evidently been the instrument of his death. It Is supposed that the boy had been handling the gun without knowing that It was loaded, and after throwing back the hammer had put the mu.Klo in bis mouth to blow through the barrel. By some means the hammer fell and the gun was dis charged, ine feelings of the parents on making the terrible discovery may bo imagined. A FLASH OF LIGHTNING. An Aed Broker Kobbed nnd Alrnont IMnr- I tiered nt Him Ofllco at midday The Jack phepinrda (Speedily Punlnhed. Yesterday, in tho General Sessions, one of tho most important and most thrilling cases of crime ever tried in this or any criminal court wa disposed of by Gunning 8. Bedford, Jr., our efficient and independent City Judge. Two men, named Francis Dcgan and Daaiel Whitncr, were arraigned charged with robbery in the first degree, and also with felonious assault and battery, the complainant being Joseph A. Jack son. The accused pleaded not guilty, and the prosecuting officer proceeded to try them upon the indictment ior rouuery. Joseph A. Jackson, an need and venerable looking gentleman, tottered to the Btand and told A STARTLIN8 TALK. It appeared that ho carried on tho business of a broker at No. 5 Amity street, and that about noon ou the 18th of March tho prisoners entered, looked around, saw Mr. Jackson and his clerk and said, "Oh, wo have made a mistake," and then went out. Fifteen minutes afterwards they came back, the clerk having le ft in the mean time, and said, "I guess we are right. Is your name Jackson ?" To which the old gentleman replied, "Yes." W hitner then handed ilt. Jackson a letter, which he proceeded to read, and while reading he was knocked senseless with some sharp in strument, inflicting a gash upon tho head, which the old gentleman exhibited to the court and jury. He added that his office clothes were per fectly saturated with blood; and that for two weeks he was so prostrate and unconscious from the effects of the beating he recelred that be could not recognize his own wife. Mr. Jackson had stolen from him a gold watch and chain, valuable diamond pin, gold match sate, a bunch of keys, and a pockctbook, the aggregate value of which was f 1000. Robcrn J. Rosenthal, a clerk in Mr. Jackson's employ, was the next witness, who testified that on the day of the occurrence, between twelve and one o'clock, he left Mr. Jackson alone in the office, perfectly well in every respect, but when he returned, three-quarters of an hour afterwards, he was FRIGHTENED BY THE SPECTACLE which met his gaze. He found his employer lying on the floor covered with blood; there was not only a large noie in his . tieau, but he was perfectly unconscious, and the floor and win dows of the office were covered with gore. He procured assistance, and had Mr. Jackson re moved. ine ciert described Mr. jacuson g ap- Eearance before he left the office, stating that e saw him have the gold watch and chain and the diamond pin in his shirt, but on his return the pockets were rifled and the valuables gone. Dr. Butler described the physical condition of Mr. Jackson when he first Baw him, the most Bcrious wound on the head being about two and a half inches long, in the region of the ear. The doctor stated that he was still attending him three times each day, and expressed the opinion that Mr. Jackson would linally recover. Officers King and Lyon, of the dotectlve force testified that they arrested the prisoners on the night ot the Kbtn ot Aiarcn, while passing through Division street. Degan had Mr. JackBon's gold watch and seventy-two dollars in bis pocket, and Y hitner subsequently told the officer that if he would bring him to Mr. Jackson he would tell him the truth about the affair. This was the case for the people, and after a brief and eloquent address by Mr. Klntzlng, whom the Court assigned to defend the pri soners, Mr. Fellows poured hot Bhot into the jury-box lor fifteen minutes, which resulted in the rendition of A VERDICT Or GUILTY by the jury without leaving their Beats. t i i ) if ii. i . r -; . . . . j j i tiuuge Deaioru caneu uuicer iving 10 siaie ine antecedents of the prisoners, who drew a rather dark portrait of their characters. It appeared that Dcgan was twice convicted of burglary, and Whitner was arrested several times for different crimes. To the usual lnuuirv which the clerk pro pounds, "What is your pecupation ?" one of the highwaymen replied that ho was a plasterer and the other said he was a blacksmith. The evi dence showed that between them old Mr. Jack Bon was pretty well plastered aud pounded by the heartless ruffians. SENTENCE OF TIIE COURT. Judire Bedford, in passing sentence, said: Such monsters as you are should be caged for life. The sentence of tho Court is that you each be confined iu the State Prison, at hard labor, for the term of nineteen years and six months. The spectators who crowded tiie court-room could not refrain from EXPRESSING THEIR APPROBATION at this just sentence, but gave vent to their feel ings in enthusiastic applause. Tho audience listened with breathless attention to the shock ing development made by the witnesses in this case, and the court-rooom presented a much livelier spectacle than the other branch of the eourt, wtiero tho monotonous details of the fllcrarland case (ye being voivea. v. j Jh rald tlun morning. UNFORTUNATE BLOW. A Alan Mown Out the tin and Is Huflocated ins i imciy uittcovery. The Pittsburg Chronicle of last evening says: A guest at the Merchants' Hotel came very near committing careless suicide on Wednesday morning. Ills name is 1). J. Martin, and he came iroin lirandonviuo, west Virginia, no is in the glass business, we believe, and came here yesterday on business. He took a room at the Merchants, and then went out. Ho did not return until about a o ciock in the morning, when he proceeded to his room, one of the smallest. by tne way. in ine uoici, ana ioc&ea we . , . .. , . , , , door. That was the last seen of him until 10 o'clock this morning. Kenovatlon is going on at the hotel, in the form of the annual "spring cleaning," and at about 10 o'clock the apostles of cleanliness were ready to commence on Mr. Martin's room. It became desirable that he should leave it temporarily, and application was made at the door. There was no response. Again. Still no response. Something wrong was feared, ana ine uuur was iorcca open, ine room was found to be full of gas, and the occu pant lay in tho bed insensible. Exatuina' tion showed that the gas had been left turned on about three-fourths of Us full force. And it had been cither blown out or turned off and the thumb screw tamed partly back in careless hah to or unsteadiness. Dr. Rogers was Bent for and promptly attended the patient. By tho use of proper restoratives he was at length brought back to consciousness, but at last accounts still lay in a very feeble condition and suffering very greatly. It is thought that he will recover, but his condition is somewhat critical. He says that according to the best of his recollection he blew the gas out Instead of turning it oil. Had he remained alone a short time louger, disco very would have been too lute. ' ' J U 11 I L 01 . : the Colored People of Wilmington Celenrnto the I'romulKntlan of tho Fifteenth Amend, men t -Their (Jrntltnde to n Vctrrnn AbolU tlonUt. ,.. Vrom an Orcaxitial Vort&ponfcnt. . Wii.himiton, Did., Api'illA. . Happening to visit this city yesterday on business, I was speedily made awaro that something of un usual importance to tho colored folks wax going on. Without exaggeration, tho street were literally black with people. A train of twenty cars left the depot at Broad and Washington avenue, Philadel phia, and seventeen cars came np from l!ltlmore, besides large trains from Dover and Delaware City. In fact, It seemed as If the whole colored population of the HI ate was turned loose iu Wilmington to cele brate tho promulgation of the fifteenth amend ment. Among the features of tho day was a procession, which was both largo and Imposing. After a few preliminary marchings tho lino pro ceeded to tho residence of Thomas Garrett, Kiq., and with many demonstrations of slQccrs love aud respect placed him In their midst In an open ba rouche, lie had a wreath of natural flowers thrown over his shoulders, and looked the very picture of consent No man in the country has done more for the poor and oppressed, both black and white, tbaa Thomas Garrett, and It would have strengthened your faith in human nature to have heard the many expressions of heartfelt gratitude towards him ut tered by these simple-minded creatures. ' ' I could fill a book with anecdotes related of hlra and the early days of the Anti-Slavery Society. He was once robbed of all his property by the laws of Delaware, for his devotion to his principles. As showing the affection the poor blacks felt for one who had suffered so much for them, I will relate an incident as told me by an old woman of eighty years. She sold : "Did you ever hear of the time he loBt all his money? Well 1 he did lose It all, and we poor darkeys couldn't give him any of It back : but I tell you what we could do for him we could pray, and we had prayer meetings in four of our churches every day; and bress de Lord he got it nearly all back, and then we thought we had helped him Borne." The old man is "game" too, as another said when relating this story : A young colored girl, who had been much abused by her master, escaped, and came to Thomas Qarrctt for the protection he never refused a fugitive from oppression. Iier master, a prototype of his class, demanded her with pistol In hand, but the old man didn't give hur up, and she eventually escaped. The ceremonies of the day were concluded by BPeech-maklng at Institute llall. I was full? Im pressed with the events ef the day, and at last cieany nnaersioon tne meaning or ine sixteenth amendment. I wlBhed many times that I had been a man, so that I mignt nave raised my voice in Honor of the peaceful nero or tne occasion. l l W. Incidentals. Some of tho Democratic papers in Mary- laud denounce the action of the State Committee in recommending that efforts be made to con ciliate the negro voters. . A Salem (Mass.) paper thinks it a "curious coincidence that the grandfather of the bride groom at a recent wedding in that city had but one leg, and the grandfather ot the bride but one arm. ' It' is said of the man who was pardoned irom the Aiassacuusctts state rrison last week. after twenty-two years1, continemontf- that ho was more surprised at the street cars than at any thing eise. . i Complete returns from the Ohio Tenth Con gressional District eive Beck. Republican, 'Zi'il majority over Hill, Democrat. Carter, "straight out repudiation and no nonsense," received 834 votes In W illiams county and 141 in Defiance county. ihe Canadian expedition against the Bed River insurgents is, judging by the names of its chief officers, a "linsey-woolsey" affair. This is defined by Worcester: "Anything mixed and mean a motley composition. ' . "Washington," exclaimed a member ot a Nashville debating club, in stentorian tones. "Washington was a great man; ho was a good man; he was a noble man; his mind had a powerful grasp of the future; if ever a mau was non compos menua W ashington was that man." John Slldcll writes front Paris to a friend la Louisville that "it is now believed that the In tended wife of tho Prince imperial is to bo the Princess Marie Clotilde, of Saxe Weimar, and not the daughter of the Emperor of Austria, as gossip has had it. The little Princess Maria is pretty and rich, and a grand-daughter of Karl August, and, consequently, a great-grand daughter of the famous Duchess Amalia. It i good stock, and Napoleon knows what he i about." LATEST SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE. For additional Marine News tte Intide Pages. (Bit TelenravhA I.kwbs. Del.. April IB fechr Addle Mnrchle. lying In tne harbor, SO days from Araeelbo, reports brig I, a Provencia, 75 days from Naples for Now Pork, off. 11 alter as on tne via insc. xne Aiurcnie was 11 days north of llatteras. She had severe weather: lost jib, foresail, and topsails, and carried away forestays. Wind to-dav NW.. light. Thermometer. 71. Foktbkss monrok, April i'assed in for Bal timore urig itomance. PORT OF PHILADELPHIA ...APRIL IB BTATB OP THKUMOMBTKB AT TBI BVBKfKO TELKGRAPQ OFFICE. T A. M 65 I 11 A. M 80 I P. M S4 fTWABTTTl TI1TU AfnT?MT-tf Steamer W. C. Plerrepont, Shropsliire, New York, W. M. Balrd & (Jo. Steamer Anthracite, Green. New York, W. M. Balrd if. i Steamer Mayflower, Fultz, New York, W. P. Clyde ii I'O. fit r Bristol, Wallace, new ork, w. P. Clyile A Co. Sclir M. A. drier, l' lemlug, Qulucy, Mass., Knight .V Tutr Trios. Jefferson, Allen, Baltimore, with a tow of barges, W. P. Clyde A Co. ARRIVED THIS MORNTNO. Steamer UriBtol, Wallace, M hours from New York, Willi mdse. to W. P. Clyde 4 Co. Bteumer F, C. Blildle, McCuo, 24 hours from New York, with mdse. to . P. Clyde & Co. Brig Fanny, Turner, 74 days from Messina, with imit, elC, 10 IN. iieiiiiLga a, mu, hrhr James Martin, Bakr, 6 days from Boston. with mdse. to Iserslion A Cloud. 5 P. M. 12ta Inst., Little Kirn Harbor bearing NW. by W.. 10 miles dis tant. niiHxed a larirc schooner sunk, with Dart of stern out of water, sails hanging In rugs; New York pilot boat No. 10 was alongside of her; saw a galley about two miles from the wreck. (This Is no doubt the schooner hailing from Philadelphia, reported by the steamship Louono, ai iew lorn.) Tug Commodore, Wilson, from Baltimore, with a lew of harmed to W. P. Clyde A Co. Tug Chesapeake, Merrlhew, from Baltimore, with a tow of barges to u. x . iyuu a uo. BELOW. Ship Nimbus, from Liverpool ; N. (i, bark, supposed the Carl August, irom Liverpool ;scnr AUiiioiiurciue, from I'orto ltico. Correspondence of The Evening TeUnrapK JJ ASTON A McMAUON'S fiULLETIS. Nkw York Omen, April 14 (July one barire, the At. V. Hannigan, witn unseed for New liruuswiuK, will leave Iu tow to-nignt. Baltimokb Bkamcu Okfici, April 14. The follow ing barges leave In tow to-nlgut, eastward: Klla, Bam llardwell, A. R. Van Buren, aud Win. Norman, all witn coal ior JNew iorK. J.. d. MEMORANDA. Steamship Pioneer, Wakeley, for Philadelphia, milled from Wilmington. N. C. Yesterday. bchr Sarah Cullen, Avis, S3 days from St. Jago. at New York yesterday. Had been 7 days north of liut teras, with heavy NE. and NW. gales. Schr Sophie Wilson, Walls, for Philadelphia, Bailed from MatanBBH tin iuhu Schr Kiuma I- Porter, Sparks, for Philadelphia, wuu lnnritnir at M HI an' nn 1st lllnt- Hi-br R. W. Tull, hence for Bust on, at Holmes' Hole isth lust. SECOND EDITION LATEST BY TELEGRAPH. The Colc-Gorham Case. Debate on the Georgia Bill. StllingMUlslilpniou'sAppoiiitiuent JTluniielnl nntl Cotninorninl i:tc, i:tc, lite, Ktc, i;tc. FROM JM&HIjYQTOJY. A Conrt-.TlarMiil. Bpertal DetpeUeh to The Evening Telegraph. Washington, April 15. In conformity with a recent resolution of the House of Representa tives, charges have been preferred against Com mander John II. Upshur for conduct unbecom ing an officer, and tho Secretary of tho Navy has ordered a general court-martial, to convene at the Navy Department on Thursday, the 21st instant, lor the trial of that officer. The follow ing officers will comprise the court: Rear-Admiral L. M. Goldsborough, President; Commo dore A. M. Fennock, Captain E. G. Parrott, Captain William Reynolds, Captain Henry K. Davenport, Commander E. Simpson, and Com mander William J. Temple, members, and John W. Bell, Judge Advocate. ; It will be remembered that it was alleged that Commander Upshur made a present to a mem ber of Congress of t!300, after his son had been appointed a midshipman at Annapolis. It is understood that the charges are based upon this. Nnvnl Matter. The United States third-rate screw steamers Tlconderoga and Shenandoah, ten gun, now at the Boston Navy Yard, are being fitted for im mediate sea service. The Navy Department has received a despatch from Commander Lewis, reporting his arrival in the Resaca at Valparaiso. The Yantlc has arrived at Key West and the Guard at Caledonia Bay. All well. . ; , , Tho Gorhani-Cole Cnae. A cotber caucus of Republican Senators was held this morning to settlo the fight betweon Senator Cole and Secretary Gorham. , Speeches were made by Senators Sumner, Stewart, Nye, and others, all counselling peace. It was ascer tained by Senator Cole and his friends that a majority of Senators were opposed to the re moval of Mr. Gorham, and a resolution was o fie red and agreed to referring the matter to the old committee for adjustment. Senator Cole has Intimated his willingness to leave the matter to the decision of the Senate. The Ueorala Bill. It is expected there will be a sharp contest to-day over the amendments to tho Georgia bill. The opponents of the ' Bingham amendment charge that the vote on the Williams amend' ment was taken yesterday, when a large number of its friends were absent, and when it was generally understood that no vote would be taken. The Senator, who has canvassed the Senate, states that there is a majority of eight against Bingham's amendment. There is a dis position to sit out the debate to-day until a vote Is reached. COIi UH 13 8 S. FORTY-FIRST TKIt.1I SECOND MESSION. Hennte. W AflniNdTON, April 15. Petitions were pre- setitca tor ine repeal or tne law prevent ing compensation to citizens of Maryland for Blaves taken during the war; for the suppression of the saie of intoxicating liquors in the District of Columbia, and against the revival of the Income tax. Mr. uouKiing presented tne memorial or me Ame rican Geographical and Statistical Society touching tne proposed expedition to tne Arctic regions, eulo gistic or ine scienuue attainments or ur. iiayes, and recommending the employment of bis services. Mr. M rumouu presented a memorial rrom u. a. Hart, who claims a seat as a legally elected senator from Florida, representing that the report of the Judiciary Committee on the subject did not contain such a representation or the law and racts of the case as the contestant was entitled to have, aud asking to be heard in argument before the Senate. j.am on tne tame. Mr. Fenton presented a petition to abolish the duty on tea and coiTee, and reduce that on sugar aud moiasses. Mr. Cragln. from the Naval Committee. In re. Bnonse to memorial, referred to the committee from retired naval officers for restoration to . the active list, read a resolution adopted by the commit tee for its ffovernmcnt. in tne Judgment or the committee, (.'ongress ought not to entertain these applications for restoration, or for chances of rank or grade, unless such restoration or change be re- Mr. Scott Introduced a bill to authorise the aa thoritiesof Washington to subscribe tan,oo to the capital stocK or tne Daiumore ana rotomao (aii road, and to issue bondH for the same. Referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia. On motion of Mr. Conkling the bill authorizing the First National Bank of Delhi, New York, to change us location was passeu. Mr. Humner introduced a bill to simplify nnd re. (luce the rata of postage, to abollNh tho franking nrivllctre. to limit the cost of carrying the mall, aud to regulate the payment of postage, lie gave notice J 1 , of his Intention to move It as a substitute for the lending bill to abolish the franking privilege. The .ill makes a reductiou of the postage to one cent for half ounce letters, and substitutes for tho franking privilege a system or stamped envelopes, ordered to be printed and placed on the calendar. Mr. Warner Introduced a joint resolution direct ing tnat tne census ntarsnais suau not oe required to take anv oaths other than the one prescribed In the Census act of 1n0, and one to support their Stale Constitution and tne united States consult tion. Referred. Ilouie. Mr. Bearaan. from the Committee on Appropria tions, moved mat me committee be uiscnargea irom tho confederation of tho claims of the Brazilian Mail KteauiHhip Company, aud that It be referred to the Committee or claims, bo oniereti. Mr. Dawes, of Massachusetts, from the confer enco committee on the Deficiency bill, made a re port, wlilcli was read, lie staiea mac ine main oims In the report were feur as to the Marine ospltal at Chicago, the Custom House at St. Paul, and the New York and Boston Post Offlces, and offered to give any explanation that might be asksd on inose points. Mr. Mortrsn wished action to be postponed until the report was printed, and criticized the fact that the member of the Committee on Appropriations wtio had reported the bill (Mr. Lawrence) had not been given charge of the bill in the conference com mittee. , Tho sneavor a villained that the srentleman from Ohio. Mr. Lawrence, was absent when tlia bill was considered in the House, and that therefore the nf thA ('r.iumltteK nn AmiroDrtatlous had taken charge of It. It was therefore proper aud ac cording to all parliamentary rules that the gentle man (Mr. Dawoa) should have charge of it til the conference committee. He asked whether it was a satisfactory explanation. u. Mnririn xnrHKnil himself Satisfied With It. Tim Hnekker asked whether tho other ffuutioman from Ohio (Mr. Lawrence) considered that his rights had been wronged by not being put on that confer ence committee. Mr. Lawrence replied somewhat hesitatingly that he was not suillclently acquainted with parlia mentary precedents to know whether they bad been or not. (Laughter.) Mr. Farnswortb, in reference to the Chicago Ma rino riotipHal, remarked that ho had very good! authority for saying that the building now bflug erected was entirely unfit for the use to which It wu destined. Mr, Judd asked Mr. I'arnsworth to state his au . thorlty. . Mr. Karnsworth preferred to give tho names of his Informants to the committee now lnVMtlgatinjf tho sutjet. Mr. Morgan argued that tho nonse should not bo called upon to tote on large appropriations without au opportunity of understanding them. Ho wished to have the report nrinied. . He reirrettod that the gentleman (Mr. Dawes) had forgotten the role which. he nauassumea some tune ago as ine guamiau oi the Treasury. Mr. Hannau enuea attention to tne appropriation for tho New York Post omoe, which the Uohso had fixed at 4(in,iHi0 which the Senate had raised to soo,ooo, and which tho conference report raised to 1,00o,ono, and so an to the Boston Post Office. Mr. Dawes explained ine matter, wntcn was iur ther discussed by Messrs. Butler (Mass.) and Farns worm. The report Of tho Post Office committee on me subject having been read, Mr. Butler (Mass.) said ha was mronupd tnat rnai report nau never oeen cou- siurred m tne committee. Mr. Varnsworth remarked that the gentleman from Massachusetts (Mr. Butler) undoubtedly knew more about the business or all tne committees or ma House than those committees themselves knew. (Laughter.) it was very strange isaiine report naa not been considered in committee when It was signed by six: members or it. unai committee consuiercn iwo and a half millions as snftlcient for the New York: Post Office and one million for tho Boston Pose onice, but so much money had been already badly speni on mcse buildings mat mose estimates were probably too low. If the Secretary of the Treasury and the Postmaster-General would do their duty under tho provision reported by tho conference committee aud require bids and give contracts to the lowest responsible bidders, the coat might be brought down to the amounts recommended by tho Post; Office Committee, and at all events he thought It best to concur in tho report of the conference com mittee. Mr. Lawrence remarked that the conference re port recommended agreeing In a lnmp to seventeen Senate amendments which the House hao rejected. and to six additional appropriations, and Bald na objected to acting on the report unless the chalrmaa (Mr. Dawes) explained every item, or unless tne re port was referred to the Committee on Appropria tions, lie would never give nis vote to an appropri ation of three millions for any one building In the republic until the national debt was provided for, or until the great water communications of the country were improved as they ought to be, as they wera much more necessary than those public buildings. air. uiseiu aestrea w Know now nara tno gtntje man from Massachusetts (Mr. Dawes) had struggled to keep down these appropriations, whether he had equalled his efforts iu that direction on the Natal Appropriation bill? ' Mr. Dawes replied that he felt that ho did. except as to tho appraisers' stores in Philadelphia (Langh ter.) He had thought that he would lot np a llttla on mem. Mr. Brooks (N. Y., member of tho conference committee, suggested that Mr. Dawes Bhould let the matter go over till to-morrow, and let the report ba printed In the meantime. Mr. Dawes Raid he had no objection to let that motion be made. - . Mr. Allison made the motion and moved the pre' Vlous question on IU The House refused to second the previous ques tion. , Mr. Dawes then moved the previous question on the adoption of the report. Seconded. FROM THE-STATE. " The Miners' Htrlke. i .i Potthvii.le, April 15. A despatch appeared In a Philadelphia paper yesterday,, (toting that several large operators would resume work on Monday next on the worklngmen s terms, which is false. The operators are more than ever de termined to adhere to their demands. In tho meantime arrangements have been made to sup ply parties on the line of the Reading Road with coal from the Lehigh at fair rates. Tho ralo Alto rolling mill, according to the Journal of this morning, have contracted for coal to bo delivered at this point for four dollars. ' , FROM NEW ENGLAND. Terrible Railway Accident. Boston, April 15 Last evening, Bridget Dolan and her sister Ann, and Mrs. Jane Doran, residents of North Cambridge, while walking on the Boston and Maine Railroad, were struck by an incoming train on tho Mystic Drawbridge, and Mrs. Doran had a leg severed and left on the track, her body falling into the water, whera it disappeared. , One of the Misses Dolan hod a leg severed and sustained other injuries. She was con veyed to the hospital. The third sister wad uninjured. Death of a Puclllitt. LTarry Ayrcs, an Englishman, who formerly had some notoriety as a pugilist, wus found dead last night in a doorway in Sudbury street. FROM THE WEST. Firo nt Medina, Ohio. Cleveland, April 15. It is reported hero that the greater portion of the town of Medina, in this State, was destroyed by fire last night. No particulars have been received yet. FINANCE AN1 COUJIEUCK. KVKNIHO TET.KOBAPH OFFICE,? 1 ' Friday, April 10. 1H70. i In consequence of the holiday tho business and financial transactions were of a limited and irrregular character. There was no meeting of the Stock Board, and we have therefore no Money market to report . Philadelphia Trade Report. Fkioay, AprU 16. The closing of the Commercial Exchange, the banks, Insurance offices, and many stores has partially suspended trade. No. 1 Quercitron Bark is offered at f2T per ton; without finding buyers. Cotton moves slowly at 2323','e. for middling. In Flour, Corn Meal, Wheat, Rye, Corn, and Oats, the transactions were unimportant. Vhlsky Is offered at f l'ftltAl'Oii iu iron-bound pack ages without sales. New York Prodace Market. Niw York. April 15. Cotton, no market. Floor quiet, bnt without decided change. Wheat quiet bun steady. Orn scarce and a shade firmer; new naixe Western, ft -07' HO; new yellow Jersey and Penn sylvania, li:fl-14; new yellow Western, fi-ia. (tats dull. Beef quiet. Pork lirai j mess, $28; prime, liOtaii. Lard quiet. Whisky quiet but firui at $lfj. Baltimore Produce Market. Bai.ttiiokb, April 15. Cotton dull and nominal and unchanged. Flour firm and fairly active, but prices are unchanged. Wheat firm ; prime to choice Maryland red, $l-4.'xa.l-W. Corn while, f l-03(Sl-5; yellow, IPOS, wats, 2u. Bye, $l-oa. Provision! Arm and unchanged. Whisky more firm at f 1D1 art til "With two exceptions, all the rum made la the United States Is distilled in Massachusetts, and the distilleries are situated in Boston and the lmmedlato vicinity. Tho Boston Pout, in a recent review of the trado in New England rum, says that the greater part of tho export Is Bent to the African coast, aud points with prldo to the cargo of a recent bark, which consisted ot tobacco, rum, and four missionaries, one being a woman. ' . A Florida correspondent cf the Boston Tranter ipl treats of the humbug about oranges. IIo wishes Bomcbody would take up this branch, of business, for the orange groves of which wa hear bo much in the letters of enthusiastic tour-, lsts are few and far between. Imagine the dl may of a raw emigrant to tho orange-scented country, when on landing he runs to the first fruit store for oranges, and Audi them Belling at fl a dozen.