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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
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
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
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
Daniel 31. Fox, Mayor.
Frederick Fraley, iD. II. 3Ioore,
Enoch Lewis, U. VaughaH Merrick,
William Sellers, Chairman.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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,
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
President Hev. Thomas Worcester. Walthara.
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
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
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
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
DREKA, 1033 OHE8NUT Street,
Card Ko graver and Stationer
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.
Manufactured by
At 10 o'clock,
No. 1307 CHESNUT Street.
No. 915 MARKET Street.
In order to substantiate tbe assertions we nave
made regarding tbe wonderful power of
And to convince our customers and the public geue.
rally that it will do all tbat la claimed, we propose to
give a
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.
Full explanations will cheerfully be gUen to ail
visitors, r.ememoer im piace,
No. 915 MARKET btreet.
J. S. WOKMAN & Co.,
4 T 4uiftp Proprietors and If anufactnrera.
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.
J McUeiiss Fortune
"Ed wiu l)ronP Nearly Finished.
Army and ftfovy Affairs.
Outrages on the Revenue.
Tho Equalized Bounty Bill Passed.
etc. lute, i:tc.
i:tc, inc.
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
Reported by De Haven & Uro., No. 40 S. Third street.
2000 ra gen murg. 9.v.
20 sh C Am U.s5.
13000 Morris CI bds. 83
tioou Le gold bo v
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.
tlOOOOClty 68, N.bS
3000 do Is. 64
100 sh Mtnehlll It... 64
609 do 83. 64
$1000 Leh R6S 91
f'iuocityoa, New.
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
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.
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. .
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.
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.
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
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
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 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.
Decision in a Whisky Case.
Nominations by the President.
Tho Canada Southern Railroad.
Death of Ferdinand Barrot.
Et. Etc. Utc, I2tc., Etc.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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.

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