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THU -DAILY- EVENING TELEGRAPH PHILADELPHIA, FRIDAY, JUNE 17, 1870. CITY lilTBLLItiltnUB, 177G-187G. The Centennial Exposition. A History of the Project The Corres pondence with Reference Thereto The Arrival of the Congres sional Committees in this City Their Reception at ' Independence Hall The Speecnes on the Occasion The Other Visitations. The subject of celebrating tue centennial anniver nary of the Declaration of Independence has been one that has caused ronsiderablo debate throughout the country, and now tnat it hag been concluded that an International exposition 1ft a necessity for 186, the principal cities are naturally desirous that this great event shall transpire within their limits. Philadelphia has been llrst to move In the matter, and In consequence of the arrangrimi-nta made the ongressloual Committees on Manufactures and Foreign Affairs are now in our midst, with a view of reporting upon the City of ISrotherly Love, the spot from which emanated our .Magna C'harta, as the Bite. During the last winter, City Councils, the Franklin Institute, and the Legislature of the Statu appointed committees to visit Washington, and ac cordingly in February last Mayor Fox, accompanied by the above committees, repaired to tho capital and there met the Committee on Manufactures, to which was presented a petition which set forth the claims of Philadelphia. These committees were composed of the following gentlemen: PKI.KCT AND COMMON COCNCIL COMMITTER. A. IT. Franclscus, (Thomas A. Barlow, William Bumm, Samuel W. Cattell. ueorge V. Plumly, I Presld't Select Council. Daniel P. Ray, ; John Cochran, J. C. Gilbert, M. T., ; K. W. Shields, John J. Hargadon, George W. Nickels, Louis Wagner, A. Kline, President Com. Council. George W. Hall, E. A. Shallcross, ;.Tohn llardsley, Samuel G. King, .John L. Shoemaker, George A. Hmith, Chairman. George J. Iletzell, 1 FRANKLIN INSTITtTE COMMITTER. Daniel 31. Fox, Mayor. Frederick Fraley, iD. II. 3Ioore, Enoch Lewis, U. VaughaH Merrick, William Sellers, Chairman. LEGISLATIVE COMMITTBK. A. Wilson Henszcy, Alexander Adalre, Arthur G. Olmsted, t. b. aennauenv. Charles It. Uuckalew, K. Johnson, Chairman. Dutler B. Strang, Charles H. Stlnson Speaker of the benate, bpcaKer of the House. A Kill Introduced In Doncr-ena. The result of this interview was that, on the 9th of March, lion. D. J. JUorrell, Chairman of the Com mittee on Manufactures, introduced a bill to provide for celebrating the one hundredth anniversary of American independence, by holding an International exhibitions of arts, manufactures, and products of the soil and mine, In the city of Philadelphia, and State of Pennsylvania, In the year eighteen hundred and seventy-six. Tlte Committee Invited to Philadelphia. On April 6 Mayor Fox, representing the combined committees, addressed a communication to Hon. D. J. 3Iorrell, In which he says : "The committee who lately visited Washington concerning the project for celebrating the centennial anniversary of the Declaration of Independence by an International exhibition of industry, to be held In Philadelphia, and to whom your committee kinaly gave a hearing, have since their return further considered the sui ject. They have supposed that the business could be more satisfactorily acted npon if your committee would viBlt Philadelphia, and see for themselves what are the advantages which this city possesses to fit it for such a celebration. "The undersigned, In behalf of the said commit tee and of the citizens of Philadelphia, therefore request yon to invite the Committee on Manufac tures to fix a time convenient to yourselves for visiting this city, In order that a quiet and unosten tatious examination may be made of Its localities and Its Industrial and other facilities. I'pon being notliied of the disposition of your committee to favor us with such a visit, and being apprised of the time yon decided upon and the number of days you can ail'ord to us, we will proceed to make such arrangements as may aid you In spending the time allotted In the most economical and prolitablo manner." The Committee Accepts the Invitation. In reply to this Mr. Morrell wrote under date of May 12: "At a very full meeting of the Committee on Manufactures, held yesterday morning, the Uth In stant, it was unanimously resolved to visit your city on Friday and Saturday, the loth and 11th days of June next, in compliance with the invitation so generously extended through yourselves and your associates In your proposed celebration at Pniladel phla of the hundredth anniversary of the Declara tion of American Independence. I believe I can safely promise you, on tl.e occasion of our visit, a lull representation of the committee." A Postponement of the Visit. Subsequently, it was ascertained that several members oi the Committee on 3Ianufactures could not make it convenient to visit Philadelphia at the time designated. Mr. Morrell, who was anxious to nave tne lull committee visit our city, informed Nr. .Shoemaker, chairman of the Joint committee, of that lact, and the visit was postponed until tne iota. The Committee on Foreign A Halm Invited to Karticlpaie. As the Committee on Foreign Ail'alra of the House would have more or less to do with any interna tional exhibition that may be held, it was deemed best to invite the members of that committee to accompany the Committee on Manufactures. An invitation was accordingly sent them, which was accepted by General Banks, chairman, on behalf of me committee. The Philadelphia!! Leave for Washington. A sub-committee of the general joint committee, consisting of John L. Shoemaker, E. A. Sliallcross, and George W. Hall, reached Washington yesterday alter noou, to act as an eBcort for the Congressional visitors. A special train, furnished by the Philadel phia, Wilmington, and Baltimore aud the Baltimore and Ohio Kailroad Companies, was at the Wash ington depot promptly at 6 o'clock P. 31., and at 6 o'clock and 20 minutes the party was on board and the train started. Who the Partv Consist of. The party consisted of the following gentlemen Hons. Daniel J. Morrell, Pennsylvania; Oakes Ames, Massachusetts; Phlletus Kawyei, Wisconsin; Worthlngton C. Smith, Vermont; Stephen Sanford, New York; William II. Upson, Ohio; Samuel P. Morrill, Maine; Orestes Cleveland, New Jersey; and John M. Rice, Kentucky, members of the Com mittee on Manufactures. Hons. Nathaniel P. Banks, Massachusetts; Godlove 8. Orth, Indiana; Norman B. Judd, Illinois; Morton 8. Wilkinson, Minnesota; Porter Sheldon, New Yorh; Charles W. Willard, Vermont; Jacob A, Ambler, Ohio; Fernando Wood, New York ; Thomas S wann, Maryland ; and Leonard Myers, Pennsylvania, members of the Committee on Foreign Affairs. Senators Cameron and Scott, Hon. W. D. Kelley, Hon. Charles O'Neill, Hon. Caleb N. Tavlor, Hon. Samuel J. Randall, J. Mac farland, of tfie New York Herald; James It. Young, of the New York Tribuw; W. W Wordeu, of the Day; and W. B. Shaw, of the Chicago Journal. The ladies accompanying the party are Mrs. Oakes Ames, Mrs. J. Macfariaud, and Mrs. Willard. At Baltimore the party was joined by li. F. Kenney, Esq., super intendent; Charles K. Ide, master of transportation; 8. F. Fuller, chief engineer, and J. M. Smith, master of trains, all of the Philadelphia, Wilmington, and Baltimore Railroad Company, A refreshment car was attached to the train at Baltimore, and shortly after leaving that city the party was regaled with au elegant and substantial luncheon. The Train Arrlvea In Philadelphia. The train was run at a high rate of speed, and the trip from Washington to Philadelphia was made in three hours and forty minutes, the 1 ablest time, it is said, ever made upon the roads between Washington and this city. Much credit is due to the onlcers of both the Philadel phia, Wilmington aud Baltimore, and the Baltimore aud Ohio Railroad Coinpaules, for the courtesies extended to our visitors, as well as fertile swiftness with which they were transported. I'pon arriv ing at the depot at Broad and Washington avenue the party were met by Mr. Smith, or the .'ouucils, escorted to carriages, and driven to the Continental. Their Movement To-day. At precisely ten minutes of 10 o'clock, the mem bers of Select and Common Councils, the committee of the Franklin Institute, aud the Park Commission having assembled in the Continental Hotel, the line was formed and the members, each linking arms with the members of the Congressional Committee, marched down Chesnut street to Independence JlslL Since last evening the party has been con siderably increased. Amount tlie uhw arrivals we riotueil lloii. lHinsrd Mvers, U rn. J iiin t'ovo le, HrrrT'pntntive. The Hall had been placed n t'liarge of Lieutenant Thomas, of the Reserve force, Who had cleared it of all outsiders 1 he whole rmrtv entering the hall, formed a circle In front of the "Washington statue, and in a few momenta his Hon r Mayor Fox entered, and was Introduced severally to the members or tho lcle gatlon Formal Inlrotlnrtloi. John L. Shoemaker. Chairman of tho Joint Special Committee of Councils, formally introduced the v sltors as follows: Mr. Irlatnr A vnn are uii't. thn .Tnlnt. nnecial t;otn- tnittee on Urlekrhtion of tlie Ontennial Anniversary of American inrinpenrienoe, composed nl the .loint- hpeclnl Committee of thelrunoll of the Uity ol Philadelphia. the OommiUm of Ilia Franklin Instilate, and J int Npo- oml t;inimittpo of the Leislat'tra of tbe ntate or romt.il vnnin, having forwarded to UnnRress amcimirial aaklnt tbe (icntrsl tiovmrmient to taWn mirh act ion as wm Id tinsianate Philadelphia as the place ti have the Celebra tion of tbe Centennial Anniversary in l7rf, and that an Intetnatlnnal Exposition of arts, m'nnlaat,nrs, and and tbe products of tbe soil and min, would bo the bout moat practical way to illustrate the unparalleled ad vancement in science and art, aed all the varied appli ances of ho man ingenuity for the refinement and comfort of man in contrast with a enntury ago. 1 he whole subject was referred by the House of Renre S'ntutives of tlie United Htates to the Committee on Manufactures, which committee, toirethnr with the Com mittee on Foreign Affairs, as woll as other dtitiniuis'ied statesmen hnvinx accepted an invitation to visit oar city, are here to day tor the purpose of ascertaining the adran laces of the locality of Phil.idnlpbia as the site of such proposed celebration and exhibition. Therefore, as chairman of said joint special committee, I gladly avail myself of the honor and privilege of intro ducing to you. tbe chief magistrate of onr city, the Hon. DnnielJ. Morrell, Chairman of tho Committee en Manu factures, together with his Committee; the Committee on foreign Affairs, and the other distinguished statesmen who are the guests of our eity. His Honor then delivered the following ADDRESS. Gentlemen : The pleasant task fa devolved npon ms as tbe Mayor of Philadelphia to express tne city's welcome to yon, its guests, who visit tbe city upon a sacred nation J duty. To gentlemen occupying tbe distinguished posi tions of members of the two most important committees of the House of Representatives of the United States, as well as to those who accompany them, the authorities of Philadelphia tender the city's hospitalities, with the earnest hope that tbey will be liberally accepted by them. 'W hen I think of the purposes of your visit, and of the original causes which led to it, my mind naturally Roes back to the days when the greatest event of the civilized world taok place when tho Colonies of America, misgov erned and oppressed (as all colonies governed from abroad must neoesaarily be), determined to become an independ ent nation and effected their determination in a manntr that- startled an admiring world. Hero, frnntlemen. in this building, in thin vert hall. nearly ninety four yours ago, a few brave hearts aud bright beads resolved that the United States should be a free and independent nation, and here it was that this reso u- t on made them such. That great event of the 4th of Inly, 1770, baa since oeen universally celebrated as the birthday of Freedom and Liberty, and each recurrence of tne day nan neon a national noniiay. we are now ap nroaching the first centennial anniversary, and it is sug gested that on this spot, at that time, we shall as a nation, as nearly as we can, bring to mind the scenes of '76, which cannot bs effectually done at any other place here to de clare our renewed allegiance to the Union for tbe future, as well as to rejoice in oar mutual gratnlations for tbe past. I trust, gentlemen, that the patriotic spirit of onr sires, the great men of tbe day which required such men, rosy animate ns to nnited action on this subieit, so that Philadelphia may t every centennial anniversary show the spirit that, marked that venerable occasion. Let me assnte you, gentlemen, of our pleasure in receiving and welcoming you. We hope that yonr stay in the city may be so agreeable to yon that yon will carry away with you a very pleasant memory in connection with your visit. Speech of Hon. I). J. Morrell. On the conclusion of the above Hon. 1). B. Morrell, on benair or tne delegation, responded as follows: It becomes my pleasure to accept the hospitalities so kindly tendered by you. I have no doubt, as you sav, we shall all carry awav with us pleasing recollections of oar visit. The committee I represent, I am sorry tosiy, is not a speech-making commute, nor am 1 a speaker, an J therefore I would introduce to yon Mr. N. li. Judd, chairman of the Committee on (foreign Affairs, who. no doubt, from his eminent ability, can make a speech for potn oi us. Npeech of Hon. N. H. Judd. Mr. Judd smilingly stepped forword and said: Mr. Mayor, we regret exceedingly that our chairman. the chairman of the Committee on Foreign Aff lire is not here to-day, be unfortunately being detained, suffering from a bronchial ailment. I can assure you he regrets it too. 'ihe kind reooption already afforded us prior to tho Iirescnt moment, is gaarrantee sufficient that we will eave the city with tbe feelings tbat your Honor desires we should carry away. I am satibtiod that Philadelphia has a History, not only as a city out on account ot tne associa tions surrounding us. There is not a school boy in the lund but learns or has learnad tbe history of Philadelphia and Independence Unit. We know Philadelphia well, we know as to her industry, we know as to her wealth, and we know as to her loyalty in Ihe pant. W e know tbat the bearta of the people of this groat city always beat in harmony with all of the interests of the country. I would Buy on behalf of the Committee on Foreign A Hairs that we have felt np to this moment the wai null and generosity of the people, of Philadelphia. As to toe subject matter which has called us here. e intemt ailing it a fair, etuare, ana iaref'ul roimiiterulin. I for one believe tn the future of l'fiilatMitiia. i afo betiece that here i the place for the proper celebration of the eominif event. I do not know, nor cannot conceive, of a mora ap propriate manner of celebrating it, thtn tbe gathering together, here in Philadelphia, of the representatives and products of the arts and sciences, and letting America with her infant institutions, material and imaginative, compete side by side with those of foroign lands, so tbat tbe world may be enabled to judge for itself as to the progress we have made. Allow me, Mr. Mayor, to again thank yon, and through you, the city authorities, for this warm reception. This concluded the formalities of the occasion. The Visit to the Establishment of HI. llalrd The tjarty navlnp; left Independence Hall, by way or the south Rate of the .square, proceeded In car- risees np wainut street to nroaa, ana np uroaa to the Baldwin Locomotive Works, at Broad and Ha milton streets. Here they were met and cordially greeted by Matthew Baird, George Hurnham, Charles F. l'arry, and William P. Henszey, members or the llrra. The committee spent about an hoar in thor oughly examining every portion or tne immense works, ana expressed taemseives greatly pteasea. Several locomotives nearly completed for the Grand Trunk Hallway ol Canada were shown, showing tin successful torn petition of American manufactures with those of England, in this branch at least. At the conclusion oi tne inspection, ana at tne time when the committee were aoout leaving the works. the factorv bell was rumr. callini? the whole force of workmen into the street. These, amounting in tne aggregate to aoout eignteeu nunureu, formed in Hue on Broad street, ten abreitst. and tiled past the committee and guests, who were sta tioned on the steps of the ortlce, and at the corner of Hamilton street. Tne uispiay was quite lmaosinir. and it is honed that it will have a irood effect on our representatives in Congress as regards the tarnr aiiesuon. in wnicn tnis urm is greatly interested, in the pianing loom several of the members of the com mittee were presemeu wun beautiful regular spirals of steel, about thirty feet in length, which were cut from the inside or steel tires. Tue great length andrcguiaiity or these shows conclusively the excel lence of tbe American steel, which was furnished to the works by the Butcher Steel Works, ef this city. One of these, presented to Hon. William D. Kelley. will be deposited in the Museum of Manufactures, to be produced at the next discussion on the steel question. i ne v inn to iraru uoucae. After leaving the locomotive works, the delegation was driven to uirara college ny way oi nroaa street, coiumuia avenue, jnueemn street, ana uirara ave nue. On arriving at the college the committee were met by the Board of Trusts, who tendered them a friendly but informal greeting. The visitors strolled uuuuii tlie itruuuun, vmueu uie oev erai nouses, uui finally sat down to a bountiful entertalument pro vided lor tnem in the directors room or the main building. Ample justice was done to the repast, and the time was passed pleasantly until 3 o'clock, when the carriages were again called into requisition, and the party drove to the park to attend to the more important business, the selection of a site for the great exposition. A Lieutenant or Police assaulted. For two or three days Lieutenant (ierke, or the (Sixth dis trict, has not made his dally return to the Mayor, and he is not likely to put in au appearance for some days yet. Various reports are current as to tbe cause or this absence, but all concur in the fact that the Lieutenant has been severely assaulted about the beau, wny tins was none, according to tne statement of one policeman, la that he was attacked by a crowd while having a prisoner in custody ; but if this were so. tne reporters wouiu nave neara or it. The statement of another policeman Is that the assault was made by Policeman Peter Klug, who, as is represented, naa sumcient reason ior so aoing. The matter is In the hands of the authorities at Firth and Chesnut streets, and will receive an in vestigation. Bkoad Street Ihi-kovimikt. a meeting of citi zens who express a determination to improve Broad street irora one ena oi it to tbe other, was held yes terday afternoon, at the southwest corner or Ches nut and Broad streets. Mr. T. T. Woodruff was called to tke chair. It was Dronosed that a sreneral mass meeting be held at the Academy or Music, and to give eclat to the occasion that there be a grand parade or the military aud Bremen. Addresses were cienverea Dy juessrs. i-awura Miippen, i)r. Mellviue, Mr. Lorin Blodget, and Mr. W. F. (.'arlin. A com mittee was appointed to conter with the Chler Jus tice or ttae Supreme Court as to the probable time a decision would.be given on the question or the pay ment or the costs or public Improvement. A com mittee was also appointed to secure the Academy of Music ana ux ine lime oi tne meeting. A lUri-vTiuK About two weeks since we gave an account of the anniversary of the Tabernacle bubbaih-schoola at the Academy of Music. Last evening the same schools enjoyed a strawberry fes tival, furnished bv the ladies of the congregation. at fbe church, Eighteenth aud Chesnut street. The mission school at SUteeeth aud Christian streets participate d, the younger scholars being vouveyed to the church in an ambulance kindly furnished by one of our lire companies, it was a happy occasion. anl Kev. 12. A. l'eiu, the pastor of the church, has much reason to congratulate himself on the tact of being surrounded by so numerous aud eiteciive a , l4.dCl nu.kUa, CONVKNTIOM OK TT1K SWKPKNBOROIAN CHURCH. At H o'clock this morning the Fifty-flrU General Convention of the. Swedenborslan Church waa optned in the church at Brad and Brandy wine street, j ne ioi.o wing gentlemen were selected as ofllccra: President Hev. Thomas Worcester. Walthara. Mass. Vice-President Mr. J. Young Seammon. Ghl- cngo, 111. secretaries kov. t. u. iiaywarn. waitnom. Mass.: Mr. Thomas Hitchcock, New York. Assistant Treasurer Mr. Thomas Hitchcock, New York. The chairman announced the various committees, after which the Treasurer's report, showing a bal ance or llOP.n-lo, was received. The reports or tne isew unnrcn Tract society ami the board having charge of the Theological School were then read. The convention then took a recess until hair-past 2 P. M. Tite ScHtm.KiL!. Drowning Case One op the Bodies Kecovekep The ftchuylklll Harbor Police have been Indefatigable In their efforts to recover the bodies or Alfred It. Baker and Misses Maggie Cade and Sarah Brearicy, who were drowned at tne Falls Bridge on Tuesday night. They have had many difficulties to encounter, owing to the rocky nature or the bed or the river where the sad casualty occurred. This morning they recovered the body or Miss Brearlev. which was taken to the Park station, and subsequently removed to the residence ol her parents, on Kurtz street, anoveTentn. The body or Baker was also recovered about non to-day, by the Schuylkill Harbor Police, opposite Laurel m i. A Family in Distress. Thomas Hlnclty, a resi dent or Johnstown, arrived in tnis city several weeks since, and obtained work. On Saturday last his wife received a despatch from hiin, notifying her to come to the city. She brougnt the family three children, the youngest being an in'aut on Tuesday, out ner nusoaua was not at tne depot Lieutenant Leecn took ner in cnarge, and sne is now at the sixteenm District station, sue nas no money, and ib now dependant upon tho policemen for the food necessary ior nerseu anu cnuuren. Dischakoed and Rkarkksted. Charles Blake, who was charged some time since with committing an iudecent assault and battery upon a little gin, had a final hearing yesterday before Alderman Mor row and was discharged, lie was tnen rearrestea and taken before Alderman Good, who held hi til to auswer the oiieiiBe of Indecent exposure of his person. Fire. At half-past twelve o'clock this morning, an unoccupied dwelling on South street, above Twenty-second, was burned to the ground, entailing a loss upon its owner, ransmore uanoes, or siotiu. The place had been occupied as a tavern, but of late lias been leit oren to tne mercy oi me gang or rui flans who infest that locality. False Pretense James C. Beckel yesterday had Charles Hunt arrested at Koxborougli on a charge or false pretense. The allegation was that some three months since Hunt borrowed a banjo, which he railed to rcturru Alderman Waterhouse heard the case and held the defendant for trial. A Correction, The morning papers all state that General Prevost asked councils yesterday to appro priate 8281S Tor tlie parade of the 1st Division on the Fourth of July. This is incorrect. He only sent a communication stating It would cost that much money. Casualty at Brcnek's Mills. Dennis Collins. aced twenty-rive years, engineer at uruner s Mills, '1 wentv-tnira ana iiamutou streets, was caugtit in the macninery tins morning ana seriously injured. lie was taken to feu Joseph's Hospital. The SrNDAY Train for Cafe May. The Sunday mail train ror Cape May will commence run nine on Sunday next, dune iv. it win leave fnuadeip'-.ia at 715 A. M., and returning.leave the capes at 5-10 p. si. Political Fight. Alderman Comly. of German- town, has held John Waterman and Peter Grlder to ball lor ner.ting at tne uermantown ward conven tion on Wednesday nignc Stable Rorred. On the night of the 14th Instant, the stable of John Eisley, situated at Chesnut Hill, was broken Into and robbed. A bay horse was stolen. F HTATIONKUV, ARMS, MONOGRAMS, ILLUMINATING. KTO. DREKA, 1033 OHE8NUT Street, Card Ko graver and Stationer WEDDING AND ENGAGEMENT RINGS, vv of solid 1 karat, una from. WU4I.11V w An KANTKV. A luu assortment or ei7. always on nana. r Attn X litiu 1 flit K. Makers, 82fiwfm Wo. SH OHKSNUT Street, below bourtb. FURNITURE. NOTICE. IMPORTANT SALE OF SUPERIOR FURNITURE, Manufactured by J. PENNEY. THE ABOVE STOCK OF ELEGANT CABINET WARE WILL BE SOLD AT AUCTION MONDAY MORNING, Jane 20, At 10 o'clock, AT No. 1307 CHESNUT Street. JOSEPH rENNEV, Jl IT 2U3p AUCTIONEER. REFRIGERATORS. vn VOli TWO W.K.S, COMMENCING MONDAY, JUNB 13, 1970, EDWARD J.ATWILLiAKlS' GREAT CENTRAL HOUSE-FURNISHING STORE, No. 915 MARKET Street. In order to substantiate tbe assertions we nave made regarding tbe wonderful power of "THE DAVIS" REFRIGERATOR. And to convince our customers and the public geue. rally that it will do all tbat la claimed, we propose to give a GRAND TEST EXHIBITION, Commencing as cer above date. 8everal hundred pounds of Ice will be made every dar. Solid frozen fish can be seen at all times, 'i he temperature far below freezing point. Beer, veal, lamb, poultry, berries aud vegetables will be placed in tbe He- frigerator on trie nrst aij or tne exiuoitiou, aud tne same kept in a perfect slate of preservation durlug the full time (two weekh). Come one, come all, aud see tuis wonaenui invention. EVKUY ONE 1SVITBD. Full explanations will cheerfully be gUen to ail visitors, r.ememoer im piace, EDWARD J. WILLIAMS', No. 915 MARKET btreet. J. S. WOKMAN & Co., 4 T 4uiftp Proprietors and If anufactnrera. TO BOLDIEK3 AND 8AILOR8 AND THEIR A. HhlHtJ. Advice and information give. free. If foa have any kind of claim aains( th. Government of to. United htates. writ, to or cull at once npon K ti. I.KAUl'K A t O.. the Uen.ral Collection Afoncy, No. ij a. tL;.iu eueei. T111KD EDITION FROM EUROPE BY CABLE. J McUeiiss Fortune "Ed wiu l)ronP Nearly Finished. AFFAIRS AT THE CAPITAL Army and ftfovy Affairs. Outrages on the Revenue. Tho Equalized Bounty Bill Passed. etc. lute, i:tc. i:tc, inc. FJiOJl EUROPE. French Atunlrliml Klrrtlonn. Paiii8. June 17. Muulcipal elections will oc cur throughout France near the end of July. ISnpoleon'. Health. The Kmperor is much better to-day. I'revoHt I'nradol. London, June 17. The press of this city con tinue to praiso he appointment of Prevost Tara dol as French Minister to Washington. Hurrrfmfiil Launch. The Iron-clad Swiftsnro was successfully launched at Jarrow, Durham, yesterday after noon. IHrkenV Fortune. The Irish Times, printed at Dublin, says Dickens left a fortune of .180,000 sterling. "Kdwin Orood. Six monthly parts of the "Mystery of Edwin Drood" are finished, and the rest of tho story is so outlined as to leave its completion easy. '-It is understood," the Times continues, "that Wilkie Collins undertakes the task." Heavy W'rather at Sen. The ship Albatross, from St. John's, N. F., has arrived at Wexferd In a damaged condition. She had experienced heavy weather, and lost part of her deck load. Worthlena I. old Mines. Berlin, June 17. llerr Hubner, who was sent by the Prussian Government to inspect the gold mines in tho southern part of Africa report, that they are worthless. The Sllenla. Plymouth, June 17 The steamship Silesia, from New York for Hamburg, arrived here at 7 o'clock this morning. All well. The Prince of Wales Ynrht Knee. London, Juno 17. The yacht race for the Prince of Wales cup, originally fixed for tho 24th inst., has been postponed till August. The Italian Mlk Crop. Florence, June 17. A heavy silk crop is an ticipated in Italy this season. TrlfKrnphio Monopoly Krllntiultiltpd. Paris, June 17. The French Cable Company has relinquished the monopoly they enjoyed of handling cables ou the coast of Fratco in e. change for the right of amalgamating with other companies. FROM WAbHIJfGTOJV. The Porter Cnae. Special Despatch to The tiver.iiui Telegraph. Washington, Juno 17 The prosecution in the case of Patrick Woods, alias Donley, closed their case this morning by the examination oi several witnesses from Richmond. A meeting of tbe Judiciary Committee will be held to-night, at which tbe defense will ltitroduce a plea ask ing the discharge of Wood on account of his havlut: been under the iatlucnce of liquor when the assault was made, and tbat be did not kno v whom he had attacked. Woods will leave here on Monday night to testify in a murder case in w hich he lssummonedas a witness at lUchmond, V irginla. Examination at the Naval Academy. Ilereatter tbe present system ot glvlug daily mams ior reciLttuuiis win u auuueuou m tuu First and Second Classes r the Naval Academy, and monthly examinatio s will be substituted - r ! . . ; .. ...ii, t. .. i i : .. l. j I . i . to determine the relative . merit of the mid shipmen. Paused AsMlatant Nurgeons. Assistant Surgeons William S. bowen. Naval Hospital, Chelsea, Mass.; M. U. Drenuan, Naval Hospital, jNorioiK; ana .awara n. ware, iavai Hospital, Philadelphia, have passed a favorable examination before the Medical Examining Board, and recommended for promotion to Passed Assistant surgeons, ibe recommenda tion of the Board has been approved by (Secre tary Robeson. Prize Iffonev. The Secretary of tho Navy has requested the Fourth Auditor ot the treasury to cause dis tribution to be made of twenty-one thousand three hundred and twenty-live dollars aud thirty-six cents, being the proceeds of cotton captured June 8, 18ti2, on the prize steamer lienerai tsragg. Keur-Acirninu uaanes it. Davis was the flag: oilicer commanding, and near-Ad miral A. M. Pennock lleet captain of the vessels engaged in the capture. Secretary Itobe.on and Princetons ColleKe.l Secretary Robeson will leave here about the 25th instant to deliver the annual address before the graduating class at Princeton. Heavy Alonar Practice. While experiments with a mortar were in progress at the Naval Academy a few days since a fragment oi a sueit struct ureeusourg roini LlKht House, aoout inree miles aistant,ana peue- t ruled the roof, but d&ing no serious injury to the occupants. The "Pmeilee" C'ruUe. The United States steamer Savannah was towed from Annapolis to sea yesterday by the tug Triana, and started on her practice cruise, havine: on board about four hundred ollicers. midshipmen and crew. As the time is some what limited this year, the usual route will not be made, and will probably only touch at the western I6ianas, riymoutu, ana maaeiriv, re turning to the Academy aoout the auiu. Bold Outrage on the Uevenue. Supervisor Emory, of the District of Tennes see, writes to the Commissioner of Internal Rave- nne, under date of June 13, stating that he is in receipt of a communication from Assessor Haw kins, of the Seventh District of Tennessee, re porting the seizure of forty-four boxes of tobacco at the residence of W. N. Wilson, of llenry county. The Assessor says that teams were procured for the purpose of conveying it to Purity but wbilb en route, and )ust a Her a.irK, forty-eight men. masked, mounted, aud armed, seized and carried on tne touacco aaa tnreat tned to confiscate the teams. The Deputy Col lector waa notified a few minutes before their arrival and made his escape. He also stated that it is his belief that the men reside in the immediate neighborhood where the seizure was made, but being disguised, were not recognized. A detacbuieut of United States cavalry was procured from General Carlin, com- mai dirg at rsastivuic, ana taken to tne aeveutu district, ana lett with Detective Uivut, wltb in structions to overhaul every tobacco man uia'j tory and procure such Information as ws possi ble affecting parlies engaged in this aiUlr. Several parlies who Lave been engaged iu to bacco frauds have already been arreted and brought before a United States Comiuissio-jer at Memphis, and there is a luir prospect ot break ing up (his illicit traine at au e iriy day. The Gout Inland mil. This morning. In the House, the bill granting Goat Island In San Francisco Bay to the West ern Pacific Kailroad was resumed, and the main qnestion ordered by a cloe vote of 77 to 74. The filibustering of yesterday wa immediately developed aticr the vote, and a most aeterminea opposition to tho bill was manifested. After three roll calls and dilatory motions, Mr. uawes, on the part of the friends of tho bill, effected an arrangement by which Washburn was to have fifteen minutes to speak in opposition to its passage and the same lime was given to Mr. Whteler to reply, after which a vote was to be taken without further dilatory motions. The F.iutlZHtlon of lloaotle. The House this morning parsed the bill re ported from the Military CoinmUtoe, equalizing the bounties of soldiers. The bill provides for a bounty at the rate of 8 33 per month for each month of service, deducting auy previous boun ties under former acts of Congress. , Ihet ubun Honrtn Business. Dexpatch to the Aoiattd Pre. The House Select Committee on the Cuban bond business closed their Investigation to-day, and will on Monday make up their report, vv. Scott Smith offered additional allldavits con taining tame other than those which appear in N. B. Taylor's statement, on which Smith based his letters, but tho committee decided that they could not receive the allldavits. as uuder the order of the House and resolution of their appointment they could not go back of the document used In tho original publication. representative ritch testified that he had never seen Taj lor, and Representative McCor mick stated that though he occupied a room in layiors nonse. he had never conversed with him on public matters, and utterly denied such intentions as were imputed in Taylor's state ment. FROM THE DOMIJVIOJV. Movements of Kiel. Toronto, Ontario, June 17. The latest news from Fort Garry is that Riel can only master three hnndred fighting men, which could be Ewclled to three times that number provided there was no fighting but plenty of plunder, The prevalent opinion in the settlement is that Riel will not make any determined opposition to the British and Canadian forces. The I lly of HoNton. Halifax, June 17. A correspondent of the Chronicle urges all those interested in the steamer City of Boston to raise a fund for the defense of a libel suit brought by the Inman Company against the author of the Ttie8' letter asserting that the steamer was overladen Tbe correspondent believes that the trial will develop the cause of the disaster, and starts the fund with fifty pounds sterling. FROM JfMW YORK. Fall of a KulldlnK. New York, June 17. A four-story building, corner of Second avenue and Twentieth street. fell this morning at 8 o clock. One person was seriously injured and another missing. The ace'dent was caused by the excavation of the next lot. HleoK ituotatlons by Telegraph. M P. HI. Giendluiiluir, Davis Co. report through their New lorn noose me roiiowmg; K. Y. Cent. Jt II ud K Paulno Mall Steam. ..41 Con. StocK 99 western Union Tele 84' do. scrm v.vi roieao waoasn k. eu1; N. Y. A Erie Kail. . 4 Mil. A St. Paul K.cora Ph. and Kea. K 108 w MU.4 St. Paul ILpref. 83 '' Mich. South. 4 NLK. loo V Adams Express ex-d 63;, Lie.anaricr.it. iuvj weiia,rargoa;jo.... iu ChLand N. YV.com.. United States vx ChLandN. W. oref.. 4.v Tennessee 6s.new. . 61'. ChLand R.L K 121tf Gold Win Pitta. F. W. un. K. ix : Market firm. Mew York Produce itlaruei. Niw Yohc, June 17. cotton lower; sales of 300 bales middling unlauds at '21 Mc. Flour State. tS'50 (ao tiu; unio, iu; western, j.v.'xiid.i; soutneru steady at fti totwio. wneat quiet, aim unsettled iso. 2 spring, i-3r4i. corn miu: new mixed Western, 9ftcti$l,05. Oats irregular; State, 70,$ 2Jc. : western. &Jt.t5C. lieer steady, rorx quiet new mess, iwi.'Kasuni. iara urtner; steam, is ; Kettle, Q(&i6xe. wnisKy uuii at i-03, Baltimore Produce market. Baltimore, June 17. Cotton very dull at 21c, Flour active and excited, and advanced 25rv.30c. Howard stree t suncrtlue, (ft (00-23 ; do. extra, i! 2r 4 7 t0 ; do. family, . City Mills superfine, tt0 675; do. extra, js-nOWJ-TO; do. family, 17-2510; Western stiperlliie, f5-60(rft; do. extra, tl(tf.t5-73; do. family, tti 73(4 7 60. Wheat active; Maryland, f 1-63; Pennsylvania, l-&5; Western, l-43. Corn higher; white, 81-2.V1-S7; yellow, fi'12ri4. Oats autive atCVaGSc. Provisions Urm and unchanged. Whisky very dull, and accurate quotations cannot be given. PHILADELPHIA STOCK EXCHANGE SALES. Reported by De Haven & Uro., No. 40 S. Third street. BETW EEN BOARDS. 2000 ra gen murg. 9.v. 20 sh C Am U.s5. 13000 Morris CI bds. 83 tioou Le gold bo v lots....H9f l2snLehV K 64 19 do .... D43. 63 70 do ...ls.b5. 63 6 sh Acad Mus.,0. 93 100 sh Kead K..b00. 64 600 do 63'i fwuioo Pa 6,3d ae.3d.lli9 Siuoo c Am os, io. Monday.... 98J 15000 AnierGold.rg. Ain..lltx tlOOOOClty 68, N.bS 3000 do Is. 64 cp..ioo, 100 sh Mtnehlll It... 64 609 do 83. 64 SECOND BOARD. $1000 Leh R6S 91 f'iuocityoa, New. c.Vp..lOW SOOshDalzell Oil.. 4 loo sh Hestonv'e.bS. K 200 sb Head R.ls.St 1-14 200 do... .1)3.64 1-16 100 do... .83.64 1-16 100 do c.64 1.16 100 do 830. 63f PERSONAL. -RESIDENT LINCOLN, AT THE OUT- X break of tbe War. br DrocUunttion. called for fort. two thousand volunteers to suppress tbe Rebellion, and tne War department promised tbat eaob soldier should Have a Dounty or wiuu, wnen aiscnarirea. THU BUf KKMKUOUKT Ut I HE UMITKUSTATK1 HA8 DFCIDI I THAT THIS PROMISED BOUNTV MCbT NOW BK PAID. We are prepared to obtain it for every soldier wbo enlisted before July 22, Ibol, tor three years, and was subsequently honorably discharged. wbetcer tie servsa ior a suori or ions time. 11 is desirable to have tbe soldier's discharge, but the bounty can be obtained where tbe discharge is lust or cannot be had. No collection, no charge. Call upon or write tn tbe Ueneral uoiiecrion Axenoy, R. 8. LKAOUK A CO., No. 13a S. SKVKNlii bueot, Philadelphia. . THERE ARE MANY SOLDIERS AND bailors, their orphans and widows, and tbeir heirs, who bave Rood claims lor arrears of pay, bounty, pnzt money, commutation of travel or commutation of ra ions, which ounut to be -paid them. ... In many sncn oases appuuauuu. uw. um remain unsettled tor want of proof or from neglect, and frequently irora incompetency of tbe agent wbo riled the claim. W e will give advice to our comrades when written to lor it or called upon, free i of any oharge, gladly. Attorneys for the Collection of Ulairas, No. Lio & bKVKNl'U street, fuiladeipuia. PENSIONS, PENSIONS ALL WOUNDED or disabled SOLDIKKS. also the widows, cbildrea under sixteen, or dependent mothers and fathers of those wno aiea in tue service, or since uiscuarge, oi uisease ooa. traded in toe service, who have not yet claimed a pen sion, should apply at onee to K BEKi' 8. LKAOUK A CO , General Claim Office, No. 135 8. SKVKNTti stre ,t. 1 o secure back pension, claims must be made withiu five vearstrom date of discbarge or date of death. long standing or rejected olaims promptly settled. TM POUT ANT TO PARENTS MOTHERS J- and fathers whose sons were lost in the war, or who died alter discharge of disease contracted in tne service, sre entitled to PKNSIONS, if in any way dependent upon thfir sous for support. We recommend all who bink they are entitled to call on ROBKKTS. LKAGUK AGO., No. 136 8. hKVivNTH Street, who will procure for them a Pension, or give uny information, free of charge, relative to Back Pay, Bounty, Prize Money, eto A BILL IIA.8 PASSED ONE BRANCH OF Congress, giving li'U to the widow, children, or parents ot all soldiers who died in the service, where the soldier enlisted for one year or lens, for further inlorma turn tpply to No. 135 H. SKVKNTU Street. This will give (lull to the heirs of all soldiers wbo died in aervioe, liol ink ing to any Bine months' rexuneuU or three months' mgi menw. Application, are hKGV& 4 Ga IMPORTANT TO PERSONS GOING TO E'J- X HHP l'. Passprirts issued by the State Uepartmeut of the United htates lioveiniueat sro Ihe only oue recog nized now by the Ministers and Oonnuls of the Uuiie l States, and can be obtained in teuty four hours, on an application made in person or by luttar to tbe Oftioial Passpurt Koreau. R. K. Ll'.AOUK Jt JO., No. 136 8 utb SaV KNTH Street, Philadelphia. I JRIZE MONEY AMOUNTlN(T TO 5.81'.l.- -I 6t'i 47, still remains uncalled for in the Tretsu y of tbe Doited States, arising from capi urea made du'lu he late Rebellion, (or information and advice, giten cheer fully, Iree ot any cbarge, apply at once, either in person or by teller to the tieuerul Collection Agnncy, KOUhll I' . 1 K A l L K A to. No. 13o South 6K V KM 1 11 btrtftb J'U'la ! dc'il.ia. FOURTH .EDITION THE CINCINNATI SEHGERFEST. Decision in a Whisky Case. Nominations by the President. Tho Canada Southern Railroad. LATEST NEWS BY CUBIE. Death of Ferdinand Barrot. Et. Etc. Utc, I2tc., Etc. FROM WASHljVGTOJV. The liaat lelnnd Kill Defeated. Defqiateh to the Aesociated Press. WAsnisoTON, June 17 The bill frrantimj Government Island to the Western 1'acitlc Rail road was defeated in Ihe House by a vote of yeas, 80; nays, 82. Nominations by the President. Tbe following nominations were sent to the Senate to-day: Isaac P. Gray, of Indiana, Consul at St. Thomas. Lieutenant Edwin II. Miller, Lieutenant Commnnder In the Navv. G. Wiley Wells, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Mississippi. C O It E H 8. Holme. Continued from the Second Edition. Mr. Schonck, from the Committee of Ways and Means, repoted back the Seuate Joint Resolution to admit free of duty chmmosof Indian paintings bolonging to John M. Stanley, not exceeding 21,000 copies. Passed. Several bills granting, pensions were reported from the) Ccmroittoe on Invalid Pensions, and passed. One of tbe bills reported was to restore her pension to Mrs. M. L. Bybne.of Tennessee, she having been deprived of it because she oould not take the test oatb. It ap- S tared from the report that she was the daughter of ohn Adair, a Revolutionary soldier, afterwards Ooverner of Kentucky, and the widow of Colonel VT. P. Anderson, a soldier of the war of IhU, who died of wounds received in the war. Pending the discussion the House, at 9 o'clock, pro ceeded to the consideration of business of the District of Columbia. FROM THE NORTHWEST. The Canada Southern Railroad. Niagara Falls, June 17. A meeting of the shareholders of the Canada Southern Railway took place yesterday at the Clifton House, when a permanent organization of the company waa effected. The following gentlemen were unani mously elected Directors for the ensuing years John Tracy, President of the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad Company; William L. Scott, President of the Erie and Pittsburg Railway Company; Sidney Dillon, Contractor and Director of the Union Pacific Railway Com pany; Milton Cartwright, Director of the Lake Shore, Rock Island and Northwestern Railway Company; Daniel Drew, New York; William A. Thompson, President of the Erie and Niagara Railway Compauy; Oliver S. Chapman, New York; Benjamin F. Hall, New Jersey, and Jerome W. Wettmore, Erie, Pennsylvania. It was stated that the effect of the Great West ern Railroad's proposed loop line from Glencoe had been fully weighed, and was not considered an obstacle to the construction of the Southern road. FROM TBE WEST. Decision In a Whisky Case. St. Lotjis, June 17. The Peter Curran whisky case, which has been before the United States District Court nearly a year, was decided yesterday in favor of the Government. The value of the property condemned is about 15,000. The Hicnuerfest. Cincinnati, June 17. The crowd of strangers appears as great as ever. Owing to the immense crowds that seek the concerts, many persons are attending the rehearsals. The Gazette keenly criticizes tbe managers on tbe sale of tickets, and the accommodations and order at tbe ball. Steps have been taken to remove all grounds of complaint. To-night the second; concert, talked of for Sunday night, will pro bably occur. FROM EUROPE. Death of Distinguished Frenchmen. Paris, June 17. Ferdinand Barrot, died to day, aged 65 years. He was a Senator. Charlea Eustache Cartaalld, Senator, died yesterday, aged 65 years. M. Ferdinand Barrot, whose death is an nounced in tbe above despatch, was a brother of the distinguished French statesman, Odlllon Barrot, and born in 1805. He was an advocate by profession; he became a mem ber of the Chamber of Deputies in 1845; attained to prominence by his manage ment of public affairs in Algeria, and on the fall of Louis Philippe in 1848 waa elected to repre sent that colony in the Constituent Assembly. Having acted as counsel for Louis Napoleon, the present Emperor, in the legal proceedings that arose from the attempts upon Strasburg and Boulogne, he w as made his secretary on becom ing Prince-Frefidcnt, and served as one of his Ministers in 1849-50. He then went to Turin as French Ambassador, remaining 111 the coup d'etat, tuner which he was made a Counsellor of State and Senator, although not taking an active part in cither capacity, ne was ap pointed Grand Referendary of the Senate in 1867. Thb Coal Trade The following is the amount of Coal transported on the Philadelphia and Reading Railroad during the week ending; Thursday, June ltt, 1870: Tons. Set. From Port Carbon 3,41s 04 From Pottsville B69 0 From Schuylkill Haven..... 18.053 03 From Piue Grove 1,181 11 From Port Clinton 9,it3 1 From ilarriBbiirgand Dauphin 03 From Alleutowu aud Alburtis 1.505 10 Anthracite Coal for week 3T.023 U bituminous Coal from llarrlsburg and' Dauphin for wek 9,894 0O Total for week paying freight 4,41T 11 Coal for Compauy ' use 2,051 Qti Total all kinds for week: 4i6$ 19 Trevioubly thin rear 1,368,3 1ft Total 1,16.WU 15 To Thursday, June IT. 1869 1 ,9f,706 u4 TJOUNTY, BOUNTY, BOUNTY. SOLDIERS J enlisted for tbrse years, between May 8 and July 23, Im.1, discharged betore serving two years, aud received ni bounty, are nuw euutlcd to iluu. Apply to KOBKKr B. 1HAI.I K A CO., Guusial Claim Oihoe, No. ltt a. KEVkN i ll Street. WE GIVE SPECIAL ATTENTION TO THE eetllement of othcial accounts of tbe others of tbe lata Army, aud procure oertiiicates of nou-indebtednusa. aud collect arrears ol pay, etc Keferencx to hundred of prominent otbeurs. r or information oaU aeon or writs to Koi:Hif K. l.H'.UH. A CO , Ueneral Olleciiou A tie , ' o. U i.tfcViJiTU ueet.