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VOL. XIV NO. 98. PHILADELPHIA, MONDAY, OCTOBER 24, 1870. DOUBLE SHEET THREE CENTS. k FIRST EDITION LIFE IN PARIS. JK. TAVO-Hidecl Htor.y. The African Diamond Fields. n' Tho Venezuelan Insurrection. Great Cuban Hurricane. A Fearful Loss of Life. PAKIS. How Letter n re Written Two fltntements In the Maine Document. A Tours correspondent of the N. Y. Jicening Font writes: The balloons sccra to do their service pretty regularly, too much so, indeed, to be always trustworthy, although the cancelling of the postage stamps on the letters is tolerably good evidence that they have, really been posted in the city. I have seen several private communications, all written in the most enthusiastic, not to say hopeful terms; but they seem to have been dic tated under pressure, either by a desire ot with holding unfavorable intelligence from the enemy should the balloons be captured, or by a fear lest they might be examined by the authorities and condign punishment awarded to him who would dare to say that everything did not wear a roseate hue. One of these effusions I translate as it was communicated to mo by a frieud who received it, and who carefully pressed it over with a hot Iron, bringing out quite a different statement, which had been written in sympathetic Ink be tween the lines of the apparent document: "Paris, Sept. 28. For a week we have been cut off from the outside world, and neither let ters nor papers reach us; but as news is often a doubtful blessing, and as we have enough to do with our own affairs, we are willing to put up with this temporary inconvenience. Paris is. in its worst possible state just now, and yot is still as ever the pleasantest city in the world. Liv ing is little dearer than usual; tho restaurants are as well patronized, the cuisine aud wines quite as irreproachable; iudecd, the only things we miss are milk, Ostend oysters, and fresa fist; but this is not astonishiBg, as Fritz stops them on the way for himself and his uhlans. "We hear that we will, in a few days, be put on an allowance of six hundred oxen aud five thousaud sheep per diem, but this is merely a precaution, and shows that our patriotic authorities feel that they can make a long resistance. The weather is splendid, with just a little touch of fresh ness to warn us of the approach of win ter, which we will welcome all the more if it comes with au unusual amount of sleet, rain, and snow to drown our enemies, who lire already dying with dysentery and typhoid. We miss our promenades in the Bois, but we still have our holidays, and Auteuil was never gayer than it is now on Sunday afternoons. The shops are all open, and resplendent with C03tly silks and rare old china and curiosities very little cheaper thau they were befove the war. The show of arms is more marked thau before, and every one peeps into the windows to look at the coats of mail warranted to stop a bullet at ten paces. Very properly the theatres and dancing gardens are closed, and citizens go instead to listen to patriotic speeches, or to the cafe. where they sit and talk as usual until the fatal hour of 10 P. M. arrives, and then all go home quietly and wonder how they have learned to live without gas and go to bed at 11 o'clock. During the day time the streets are crowded with merry groups of gentlemen in uniform, and well-dressed ladles, who only show their appreciation of the state of siege by going home -before eight in the evening to avoid unpleasant mistakes in the nightly battue made by the National Guards. The freedom of social Intercourse, always one of the great attractions of Paris, is more than ever apparent. All classes cling together in this hour of common peril, and the feeling of mutual kindliness Is growing daily in strength. The millionaire shoulders his musket in the ranks by the side of his former valet, and cheerfully obeys the orders of his commanders, who once were probably his trades men. In this daily contact all learn to admire each other and forget that social distinctions have ever existed. 'In conclusion I will say: Courage! Mon ami! we will triumph over these modern Vandals, or die like Marias among the ruins of Carthage (?). Affectionately, etc." So much for the body of the letter; the inter linea tells a different talc, and was written in dislointed phrases-"Things are a3 bad as they well can be without an actual. emeute, of which there are symptoms. The Gardes Mobiles refuse to drill, and openly denounce the authorities who have brought them into a trap (souriciere), whence there is no escape. The streets are full of drunken mcu and women, who insult every weu-areesea person tney meet, Great tears are entertained of a famine panic. At Duval's (the great butcher's"), at 5 A. M. on Frldav. nearly five thousand people blocked up the Hue Trou t-net, anu were oniy Kepi oy me armea uarae Rationale from sacking the establishment; by 7 o'clock there wus not un ounce of meal in the shops. Men lought with each other, and women fainted In the crowd. A very large number of runaways from Chatlllon and lsy have been privately shot, as I believe have been several of the Garde Mobile. Admiral fourlchon has re signed, refusing to serve in a position where his orders were disobeyed. There are serious dls sen&ions between 1'rochu and the other mem bers. Paris will not hold out any time, because there will be a Red revolution. I wish to God that the Prussians would get in, if for nothing else to save us from the rabble. Not one of our sorties has been really successful. Burn this." Such are the two statements contained in the same letter. DIAMOND LAND. Itlrhra of the Desert A Deluce of i lamoidt- I'riiuitive iuiuinK ncenea ut me I'icaluas. London, Oct. 2 1. The diamoud fever at the Cape of Good Hope Is increasing. Extraordi nary gems have been discovered. The whole of the circumstances connected with the discovery of the diamond fields on the banks of the Orange river ana tne success which has attended those who have searched for the precious gems, are of a character the reverse of the sensational or romantic. Upwards of two years atro a valua Lie diamond was accidentally discovered in the possession of a Dutch farmer, who had given it. along with a number of pretty atones, to his children as a plavthiner. It was not long before the farmers and traders resident near the Orange river made it known that thev were crenared to Dav well for anv diamonds which might be discovered, and the natives were not slow in finding that' it paid them, while herding their masters' stock, to pick up any etone presenting an unusual ap tiearance which they might fall In with. From time to time the traders in Hope Town, Coles' terg, and other places became in this manner possessed of gems which were duly forwarded to the English market. ADVERSE REPORT. About ttis time Mr. Emanuel, the well-known dealer in diamonds, despatched a Mr. Gregory to report upon the nature of theconntry whence tho diamonds were said to have been obtained, and that person having posted over several farts of the country which no one had pro nounced to be diamonrtlfcrousjreturned to Lon don and reported that the rumors which had been circulated were without foundation, but bad been trumped up for the purposes of land speculators. SPEEDY REFUTATION. Only a short time after this report had reached the colony, one of the most splendid gems in the world, "The Star of South Africa," a dia mond of the first water, weighing eighty-three and a half karate, was brought into the colony by a native and sold to Messrs. Lllienfleld fc Co., of Hope Town. This diamond subsequently realized .124. 000. It can well be Imagined that a discovery of this kind could not fall to have an eltect upon the colonists, and since then the number of persons engaged in the 'search for diamonds has gradually in creased. At the present time there are probably not less than two thou sand persons encamped upon the bauks of the Vaal river, busily engaged in digging, sifting, and washing the soil, and the number of diamonds they have discovered offers induce ments which tend to add daily to their num bers. What effect these discoveries will have upon the future of this colonyit is impossible to foresee; but as diamonds have been found at points separated by upwards of a hundred miles, there is fufllclcnt ground for believing an important era in the history of South Africa is approaching. llOUTE TO THE DIGGINGS. The diamond fields are situated near the junction of the Vaal and Orange rivers, at a distance from Cape Town, in a northeasterly direction, of about eight hundred miles. Immi grants arriving in Table Bay from Europe or elsewhere will be in a most favorable position for laying in supplies, procuring cattle, vehi cles, and other necessaries. The line of main road from Cape Town to the Orange river Is well constructed, and is kept in an efficient state of repair. It is supplied with water in suflicicnt abundance, and provides capital pas turage ior cauie. Btartme from Cape Town there are first nftv- elght miles by rail to Welliugton. Thence to Ceres come thirty-six miles more. The rest of the distance is estimated at bullock-wagon rates of from eighteen to twenty miles per day. from ceres tnrougn tne warm BoKKeveid to Karoo Poort is two days. In another day the traveller arrives at Esau's; next at Pataties river; then at Drickop. where there is a capi tal government dam; the next at Zoutklooff, where good supplies may be had for man and beast. The next principal stages are Buffet's river, Geelbek's river, Blood rier, and so on to Beaufort West, which is three hun dred and sixty miles from Cape Town, a dis tance indicating eighteen days by bullock, wagon, or about eight by mules. Proceeding thence, one day by ox-wagon brings us to Rhe nosterkop, a government outspan, with a plen um! Buppiy oi water; ana anotner aay 10 jncis Poort. From Nel's Poort to Richmond is a distance of seven days by ox-wagon, or about 180 miles; two days more sufllce to reach Han over. Hope Town may then be reached at a distance of about eighty miles. Hope Town is feographically the nearest route. Leaving lope Town and crossing the Orange river by a pont the traveller must pass through the arid, sandy region of Albania, past the Backhouse Station, across the Vaal river, and by an exe crable road, and through the exigent Kafirs of the Campbell Grounds, on the west side of the Vaal, on to the Hart river, which also must be croseed before reaching the long bend by which the traveller must again turn back to his diamondiferous destination at Klip drift. Assuming that he prefers the other route by way of Colesbere to which the roads are easy and the travelling generally goott tne next stage across the Orange river is to Fauresmith, a distance of eighty miles, or four days by ox-wagon. Thonce ihe adventurer mages ior dacobsaal, about an equal distance; and, indeed, now it is to this point that most, even of the Hope Town people, direct tneir aim instead or tamng tne west side of the Vaal. From Jacobsdal to Pniel is about four days more, or eighty miles and there the journey is completed. v lien time is no particular object most per sons travel in wagouB drawn by a team of oxen numbering from twelve to sixteen, according to the weight or the load and the nature ot the roads. Should a more rapid progress be desira ble, mules and horses are substituted ior oxen. but the expenses are greater than with the lat ter mode oi locomotion, as a proot ot the character of the roads to be traversed.it is men tioned that his Excellency Sir P. E. Wode- house. the late Governor of the Colony, tra versed the road between Wellington and the Orange river in an American buggy, occupying only eight days. MINING OPERATIONS. At present operations have been carried on at the diamond fields in tho most primitive man ner. The machinery has been of the rudest and most simple character, ana nothing like a syste matic search by competent persons has been undertaken. Much remains to be done, but 6ullicient has already been accomplished to prove beyond dispute that tne diamond neids ot couth Alrica are more tnan exceptionally pro ductlve. The natives residing In the vicinity of the diamond fields are peaceful and moderately industrious, the country is tree trom dangerous reptiles and blasts of prey, and the climate is healthy and pleasant. The prices of provisions on the spot are moderate: bread, 6d. per pound; beef, Is.; potatoes, 'i per bag of three bushels; Hour, A3 his. ior onto; luaian coru, ai ius ditto; brandy, 2s. tid. per bottle; wiue, Is. Ud ditto: sheep, 10s. each; butter. Is. Cd. per pound; and Kafir corn, S0j. per bag. Parties visiting the diamond fluids usually lay in a stock of necessaries previous to leaving Cape Town, cal culated to last them during their 6tav in tho country, and In this way we ara able to pur chase at tne most reasonable rates. LUCK AND LAUOK. The success which will attend the labors of the seekers after diamonds will greatly depend upon the character of tho person by whom tho search is undertaken. Some, unquestionably, will be more lucky than others; but from the private letter of a irentlemau at the diggings, wo gather that ' perseverance" is the most neces sary quality in diamond seeking, aud is also, to a considerable extent, wantiDg in many of the parties. "1 he luck, as they call it,'.' says he, 'belongs to those who turn over tho most ground, take a kopje, aud stick to it. The mis take made by many Is that of just turning over a few stones, and then running off to another place where they hear a diamond is found." GOLD YIELD. At the Tatin gold fields, which lie about five hundred miles beyond the diamond fields, and where quartz-crusmng by machinery Has just been commenced, the yield of gold has not been less than two ounces to the ton. This is a re turn which has astonished the most experienced Australian diggers. THE COST OF GETTING THERE. Intending miners will find the expense of getting from New York to the diamond diggings about as fellows: From NewYork to Liverpool, by steamer, f 50 to 175, according to accommo dations; from Liverpool or London to the Cape of Good Hope, by steamer, 485, steerage, or . 1 m VI . A liw .olllnr. ohin A Uil jiaV.fr. The best means of getting from Cape Town to the mines is bv BullocK teams iroia Wellington. the cost of passage and subsistence being about two hundred dollars. A better way would be for the miner to buy his bullocks at Wellington and sell them wnen lie reacnes tne mines, where they will readily bring a profit for beef. The total cost of getting from New York to tho mines may be figured up at from t350 to $400, according to accommodations. VENEZUELA.. Bnttlen with the Insnrccnta-The Ceverntuent HurrtHKi-ine Archbishop Hnnisned. Caracas, Oct. 8. General Hernandez, the commander-in-chief, with 4000 men, defeated Gnzman's troops in the Salazar after a sangui nary combat, which lasted lor thirty-six hours. On the ISth ult. Hernandez moved with his army to Ban quest meto, and on the following day he commenced to storm the town, which he eventually captured, and found 800 small arms, eight tons of powder, and other war material. On account of a scarcity of provisions he evacu ated the town on the 19th, previously disarming the troops and citizens. On the 2lst he des patched a portion of his forces to attack the in turgents at San Filipc, where ho was defeated and fell back to Truxillo to attack General Da boln, who was at Chubarquin with a large body of men. No news has as yet come to haul with regard to this fight. , A despatch was sent by Guzman Blanco to Jlaracaibo to wait upon Hernandez to request a suspension of hostilities and to acknowledge him President of the republic, promising Her nandez that neither Sutherland nor Pulzar should be made Governor of the State. Hernandez very courteously stated in reply that he would not consent to treat with a man who is in arms against the legal authorities, and if Guzman himself would not abandon his rebellious pro jects that ho would fight him to the last, and that he should be severely handled according to a drum-head court-martial, and tho deputation then withdrew, seemingly very much disap pointed. uuzman Blanco requested tho Archbishop of this place, Sylvester Guevaro, to sine the Tc Veuin at the Cathedral in celebration of the victories achieved by his forces. The prelate refused to obey the order, on tho ground that he did not feel justified in so doing under the ex isting state of things, and that he looked upon the prospects of peace as being far remote. He also stated that he could not thank God in the presence of so many people incarcerated and the desperately unsettled Ptate of the country The Archbishop, it may tjS remembered, occu pied a very leading positron in the (Ecumenical Council at Rome last June. Guzman, forgetting the consideration due to him, passed sentence of banishment upon him and ordered him to leave the country in a small schooner lying in the harbor bound for Trinidad, Fort Spain. A popular protest was entered against this tyran nical measure, out no notice was taken of it. w hile the exile was going to tho vessel the people formed in procession to do him honor, but they were dispersed at the point of the bay onet by the troops, who had received orders to permit no demonstration. The Dean of tho Cathedral is in prison for the same offense. Guzman nas a guard over several houses occu pied by influential citizens, and has cut off the water pipes and does not allow food of any de scription to reach them. He is determined to starve them out for the purpose of obtaining funds which they resolutely refuse to give. Many of tho merchants, joined by neutral par tics, in view of this state of things are taking up arms against mm on tne principle that it maybe their turn next when such Injustice is rampant. cum. Effect of the Hurricane Tremendous Loss of Die. Havana. Oct. 17. The ettects of the hurricane last week in Matanzas, Cardenas, and the baclc country were most disastrous. At first, two thou sand persons were reported to have perished at the tliilerent points the gale swept over. Half that number would most likely be nearer the truth. Tao force of the tornado seems to have been spent in me counirvi nearer uaraenas man Aiatanzas. though the latter place suffered more than the lormer. in doui cases tne damage was done principally by water. The Bea seemed to rise, and to remain at an unusual height, as though two or three tides had come in at once, one on ton of the otner. as ram naa oeen laiung in torrents ror some time, the streams at both places were swollen out of their banks, and the waters on their way to the sea met a wall of water. These tides UDon tides caused a tidal wave, and the natural result was a general inundation of the low grounds in both cities.: The damace to Cardenas consisted princi pally in a destruction of property, with but little loss of life. Out of thirteen vessels at anchor lathe Bay or Cardenas, but three escaped beinir wrecked. Large stone warehouses were demolished, not un dermined, dui tnrown over oy Bimpie pressure or water against their walls, and the material of which they were built was carried away, so that not even a vestige oi mem remained. MATANZAS. Matanzas suffered more in loss of life than anv other place on the island. Here the Inundation of the Pueblo JNuevo Ward, bounded by the bay, the San Juan and Yumuri rivers, brought death to the ooor.oi every lamny witnm its limits, more tnan four hundred dead bodies have been recovered, and the end of the finding Is not vet. A passensrer train from Havana arrived at the depot of the Havana and Matanzas Railroad, situate in this ward, just before the overflow took place. Depot, engine, train, passengers, employes all disappeared lu the nooa. TIOING8 mOM ELSEWHERE. Qulnes, a town located in a level section be- tnuon tVila a rk 1 Matamaa aru a (nnnlifar1 h rhn in llu kum uui uiuvuuu i J. tt luuuvtuvvu uj buu torrents or rain, many buildings were mown down. and some of the inhabitants severely injured. The Jurisdiction of Colon felt the force of the tornado also. Here mucn damage was done to the growing cane, much of it being turn out of the ground bv the routs by the mere force of the wind. The cane most backward for the season was least injured. A IHGinVAYMAN STABBED. now a Garroted Ulan Released Himself. The Pittsburg Chronicle of Saturday evening says: Allegheny nas some strange1 Happenings within her borders, and we take this opportunity of informing one of her police of these strange occurrences. It took place last evening, and if blood is a good clue witn wmcn to worn, mere Is a good clue at their disposal, lor there was blood spilled. The victorious victim of the event was a Mr. 1'arke, residing on Monterey street. Last evening he left his home and went a short distance down town to make some purchases for his household. On his way back he passed through an aiiey near t.emon s weisea furniture manufactory. 'While going along the alley, he was suddenly set upon by a man who seized him after the usual fashion of gar rote rs, coming up behind him and throwing his arm about his necu in such a. mauner as to render him breathless and voiceless, and well nltrh helpless. Mr. farke in some manner succeeded in drawing nis pocxet Koue irom his pocket, and opening the large blade with his one free arm, he then struck the blade two or three times into his assailant a aoao' men. The man was thus persuaded to relax his hold, and Mr. r. followed up his advan tage bv knocking the nighwnyman down, lie was about to carry matters still further, when two additional ruuians ran up to the assistance of the first, and the victim, who was so sud denly made the victor, accepting tho theory about discretion," etc., ran to his home. On going back! subsequently with some friends, the men had disappeared, and who they were or wnere they went is an unsolved mystery. A widower cf Mew Haven, who happened to marry a second time without consulting the wishes of a grown daughter, ou attempting to introduce his bride into the family mansion a few nights since, was set upon with sticks aud stones and compelled to fly for his life. The Hartford 2'imes mentions a remarkable case of "courage in the face of death." A sick youth of that city, who was informed by his pbyeician that he must surely die, having dis- wished to be burled, and finally, after asking that his body might be given to the surgeons for scientific purposes, requested that the suit of clothes in which he was laid out might be taken off alter the funeral and given to some poor person, fortunately, he is now recover ing, and the poor person will not receive the curious present. SECOND EDITION LATEST BY TECBOIl AM. THE WAR IN EUROPE. The Prospect of Peace. The Proposed Armistice Xorcigii Int er volition. French FJaval Captures. Flatters at Washington. Ifiuancial and Commercial IJWM EUROPE. The Uermna Hick and Wonnded. London, Oct. 24. Tho German army now investing Paris have appropriated one day's pay as a fund for the relief of the sick and wounded. Tho amount thus collected aggre gates about half a million thalers. French Captnrea. It is asserted vaguely that the French have captured and taken into the port of Dunkirk three large German steamers. Napoleon' Private Fortune. It is said there is no evidence in existence of Napoleon's having accumulated a vast private fortune. Bismarck England and America. The correspondent of tho Standard to-day viciously notes the eagerness of Bismarck to oblige American officers, ambulance corps, and people of the United Stales, while totally indif ferent to anything English. The New French Loan. The Telegraph is confident that the proposed French loan will bo largely taken here. Ituaala and the Peace ffloveinfnt. It is intimated that Russia, not joining Eng land, Austria, and Italy In the effort to bring about peace, is acting independently but ener getically in the same direction. A neeret Nlaaloa. Rambeau, who saved "Ciesar's" life when an attempt was made to assassinate him by Bere zowski in Paris, on the 6th of June, 1807, has just gone from Wllhelmshohc to St. Petersburg on a secret mission from the Emperor Napoleon. Courage or the I.nudvrenr. Miranda, editor of the Paris Gaulois, has been arrested near Versailles by the Prussians. The De.ertera Trom Aletz are so numerous that the Prussian commander before that city has been compelled to issue orders declining to admit them within tho Prussian lines. An Editor Arrested. Tha Times this morning, in an editorial, praises the courage displayed by tho Prussian landwchr before Fort Mont Valerien on the 21& Inst. The Basla of Peace. It is 6aid the basis of peace likely to bo accepted by tho Prussian Government is the re nunciation of territorial spoliation from France on receiving Luxemburg. It Is reported further that a safe-conduct has been asked for Thiers to enter Paris In order to obtain the acquiescence of the Government. The Propoaed Armistice. Florence, Oct. 24. The Opinione, referring to the proposed armistice, says "France will doubtless agree, as a preliminary to peace, to diS' mantle the fortresses of Strasburg and Metz. and to pay an indemnity of eighty million pounds sterling. But Prussia insists on the cession of Alsace and Loraine." Bazalne and the Bonaparte Restoration. London, Oct. 24 The Times this morning says: "Bazalne, when ottering to surrender, ae manded for himself a position which would pro bably have enabled him to take a prominent part in the restoration of order in France after the con clusion of peace. General- Boyer, on leaving Versailles went to Luxemburg to get Raimbcau, who had previously been to St. Petersburg, to go as an envoy to Napoleon at Wilhelmshohe." Thla ftlornlnK'a Uuotatloaa. London, Oct. 24 11-30 A M. Consols opened at 92 for both money and account. American secu rltles quiet ; L'nlted States 6-'20s of lsea, 89. ; of 1806. 01(1. 68: of lwil so.v; kmos, btv. stocks quiet; Krie, 19; Illinois Central, 114V Atlantic and ureat western, ayjtf. LivBKi-ooL, Oct. 24 11-80 A. M. Cotton opens buoyant; middling uplands, b'MSTid.; middling Orleans, 9(3 V.1 d. The sales will probably reach lB.ooo bales. California white Wheat. 11s. : red west. em, 9s. id.; winter, loa. 3dl0s.4d. Western Flour, 24s. corn, 2'Js. u. uau, u wo. FROM WASHINGTON. Department of Texaa. Special Despatch to The Kvenltuj Telegraph. Washington, Oct. 24. Communications for headquarters of tho Department of Texas, to arrive oh and after the 1st of November next, will be addressed to San Antonio, Texas, to which point the headquarters of tho Depart ment will be removed. FROM THE WEST. fllacnlficent Auroral Display. Cleveland, Oct. 24. A magnificent auroral display was observed In this city and vicinity at 5 o'clock this morning, veering from north to east. L330AL IIlTEIiLIQErJCZa. Tho Max Case. Cburf of Oner and TermmerJudge Ludlow and A session of Oyer and Terminer, for the trial of homicide cases, to continue lor two weeks, was begun this morning. The nrst case caiieu iur iruu was iu.i ui runoo man Charles Max, charged with the murder of J nines T. Welsh. Our readers win reaauy recau tue circumstance of the shooting of two young men by thla ottlcer on the night i April 21 last, at Tiuro street ana Aiom irouierv avenue. The trial which btglns to-day in volves the killing of only one of them WeUu. Tne accused la represented by William B. Mann and Twia c. Cassidy. Kbus., w ho at the time of our going to press were engaged in empanelling a jury, 'j he question of conscientious scruples on the sub ject of capital publshiiieut la not asked, so that It may be inferred that the Commonwealth will not press for murder in the first degroe; but many of ttm iurora were IncomDeteut to serve, because of Dreviously formed opinions as to the defendant a guilt or innocence. FEMALE U1IL1XS. ITsmaare of the War The Terrible Uhlaaa Fenrluiiv K em forced. The romance militant of the present European war Eccms to bo almost exclusively contlnod, thus far, to those rough-riders, the Pnr-sian Lhlans, who give as much trouble to the French as did Austria's "whiskered pandours" to Fre derick the Great in Silesia, and of whose raiding exploits all the correspondents speak pic turesquely, it is generally understood in civilian circles that these famous light cavalry men carry tan. pennonea lances, wear caps shaped like inverted goblets, aud hover ahead of the advance and around the wings of an army after the m inner of speculative vultures. Their tricks and manners toward the enemy are not supposed to bo governed by any very strict conventional precedents; but now a Southern writer credits them with the enlistment ot feminine craft for the betrayal of those wnom they desire to deppoil. In other words, a writer of varied military experiences, wno nimseit was a volun teer with the Uhlans during tho last war be tween Prupcia and Austria, informs the New Orleans Picayune that these formidable lancers, whoso war number is 25,000, are supplemented by a corps of 5000 women. chietly relatives of theirs, whose business it Is to act as spies. So soon as war is declared by the Government the female Uhlans are des patched, with the greatest secrecy and speed, to the amcrent large cities oi the luckless enemy. Going to these cities, some of them seek em ployment in houseB from which signals may be made to those beyond the town, and in the families of persons connected with the Govern ment. Others adopt the sale of such articles as soldiers in garrison purchase, and by that means gain access to arsenals, barracks, etc. Being selected " for general quickness and proficiency in the modern languages," and many of them good sketchers, they often draw plans of the defenses they see, and gain other useful elues of import ance. When the Unlans approach a place, these artful female friends of theirs telegraphed them all they need to know by means of very peculiar email rockets of different colors, those for tho day time showing a colored smoke. The outer Uhlans convey their Intelligence to the main aremy coming up, and thus the besieged are continually betrayed to the besiegers. "I am satisfied," adds an ex-Uhlan of New Orleans, "that there must do at present nearly two Hun dred of these female Uhlans in the city of Paris." If so, the future Dumas will have a new order of "miladi" for the French military ro mance of the next decade. BURNED AT SEA. Fonr Seamen Committed to Answer the unarge oi Arson. The N. Y. Tribune of to-day says: "Charles Purdol, Charles Meredith, Samuel Dun can, and Frederick Alien arrived at this port on Saturday on Doara tue steamer south America, charged with arson at sea, and were Immediately taken neiore uommissioner usoorn ior examination. On the 10th of May last the shin Robert Edwards. 336 tons, Captain Thomas 9. Pea.se, sailed from New Bedford, Maes., on a whaling cruise with a crew of thirty-two ouleers and men. Among tne crew was tne prisoner, unancs ruruoi, a lalgc auu w unuujtki iuhui n uau ovi icu as au lrMni . vi .1 mnannln w a n mhA hnH ohviiaiI ad aw Kngiisn convict in Australia; and soon alter leaving port this man determined to causo the destructiou of the vessel, lie Induced Allen, a shipmate, who boasted In his desertion from the United bUtes army, to join him in the work. Three others of the crew oansen, juereunu, una jjuucuo, me meter a mere boy, and the son or a clergyman at Fall River, Mass. were induced to join m tue piaa to destroy the vessel, preliminary to which the officers were to be killed. The conspirators made au attempt to sink the vei&el by boring holes In her hull, but, fearing detection, Buosequenuy suppeu tuera up. on tne zoin or juiy, wnen tne itooert Edwards was sou miles from Bermuda, the nearest point of land, an alarm or nre was raised, and on exanuna tion the lower hold between the lore and main hatches was found in names, and all attempts to extinguish them were fruitless. The between decks were ill lea witn water, tne natcnea were battened down, and boles were cut In the upper deck through which to pour down water. The crew worked all night and next day, and it appeared as if the Humes had been controlled, but on the second night the names burst from tne sides of the vessel and Bureau to the sails and the masts. The boats were stocked wrm provisions ana the crew entered them, and the boats were then lowered and all abandoned the ship except Captain Pease and one man. When the ship waa almost entirely enveloped in flames, the captain and sailor embarked in a small boat and stood Dytne burning oral tan night in company with the other boatH. In the morning the captain and officers steered for Bermu da, out on tne iouowing aay uiey were piciteu up oy the brig Mary Rice, bound to Rio de Janeiro. rrevlousiy to leaving tne KODen taw ara s, uaptatn Tease, suspecting something wrong, called Purdol and asked mm u ne naa started tne nre. raraoi acknowledged that he had, and that he was assisted by two others, but refused to give their names lie said his accomplices had entered the hold with him. Fordeli admitted afterwards that Meredith aud Jan son went into tne noia witn mm. Jannen and a seaman earned Burns jumped overboard while eii'orts were maklbg to extinguish the flames, and Jaosen was drowned. On board the Mary Rice the captain questioned the conspirators, and they admitted that they bad no fault to find with the ship, and that they could not ten wnat naa prompiea tnem to nre the nil Id rne prisoners were Drougnt ueiore i. ouhui waino at Kto, and ordered home. Commissioner Shields. before wnom tney were ium-u uu oaiuruiiy, uruereu them to be locked up lu tne Ludlow street jail, aud an examination into the case will be made to-day. The crime of burning a ship at sea Is punishable with death. Captain Pease, Sdwln Wlnslow, Eugene Freeman, and Ambrose Landre were also detained aa witnesses. FlIVAnCIS AWU CO.TOlliKl'C. BviNlsa Tztjcoraph Ovfiti.) jHouaay, vol jii. itnu. The money market continues moderately active and easy, but there is an evident mistrust of the future manifested among lenders which makes them cautious ot extending their dis count lines. It is generally believed that there will be an active movement in grain and bread stuffs from this time until tho close of inland navigation, which may turn the money eurren strontrlv westward, whilst tho reiterated rumors of approaching peace in Europe continue their disturbing innuence in unanciai circles, t.nd tend to harden the rates. On the other hand, however, the disbursements of money by the Treasury, it Is hoped, will be of suillyient mag nitude to prevent any serious stringency, whilst keeping the loan market steady. We quote call loans at o(ao per cent., ana prime discounts at 7(5 s per cent. Gold is quiet anu wean out steaav, witn sales ranging up to noon between U2!i(kU2, a decline of )U as compared with final sales on Saturday. Governments are quiet nut nrm, witn a Biigut advance on a small portion of the list. At the fctock Board mere was some activity in the railroads, but the balance of the list was overlooked. uitv us. new Donus. som u ivs, and at 102'. for the issues prior to leu;. In Reading mere were ireo Bie m M 3-ltt; Pennsylvania at 60,'-; Lehigh Valley at 58'; Little Bchnylkill at 43; and Camden and Amboy at lWO was id for Catawlssa referred: and 2tik for Philadelphia and Krlo. PHILADELPHIA STOOK EXCHANGE SALES Reported by De Haven era, in a 40 a. Third street. tOsh Sp Fine R.. 25 100 sh Read R..D5. 60.V F1K5 i JJUARD. f '2200 City 68, N..C.102,' Boo sh Read.seown. 50'; 500 w mil a nil is i ; ir00 do 91V tW Lea VR cs.... 99 ilOOOC A A m6s,'S9 97 1100 do . 97 f.iOOO Pa A N Y C7i 91?i 10 sh Cain A AmR.116 8 do ...ls.2d.m 180 sh Lit Sen R.ls. 43 100 do b5. 43 4staLeh V R.... 68V 94 sh Feuna R.ls.. 60'.' uzsesa. Db Havin it 100 loo 200 180 800 800 dO....2d.60 U-16 do 60 8-16 do. .bf.Al.6J 8-16 do..sti0wn. 60',' do. BJOwn. 60',' do... b5Al. 60',- do 60', do...b30.60 3 10 do 60 8-16 do 2d. 60',' 600 100 63 600 600 sh Feeder Dam. Erotbxr, No. 40 8. Third Street. Philadelphia, report the following quotations: U. 8. CflOf 1881, 113V4114; do. 1969, 112rt112' do. 1964, mmix; do. i86, nivalis: do. mo. Dew. 110j110,4 ; do. 1867, do. 110 V4U0 ; do. 1868, do. llosllov; 10-40. ioxeiiox. u. S. so Year 6 percent Currency, lllsiu; Gold, tl2v$i 112)tfs BUrer, 107(109: Union racino Railroad IstMort. Bonds, 630J 840; Central Pacino R inroad. 900(4910; Union Pacific Land Urant Bonds, 736a7K. Nirr fc ladnkb. KroKars, report thla monks z 10-00 A. M 112 UUHKINVUB IMS lUIJVn. . 10 38 A. M 112 ' X 10- fts irtx lOWi 112'f 11- 82 112) 11-40 ,...112,3f 10-01 " 112V 1002 112 1009 " M2tf 10-18 " 112 10-31 " 112 V Philadelphia Trade Ileport. Mon pay, Oct. 21. Seeds. There is very little Clovf rsecd coming forward and It Is In demand at 6-bO(36-CO. Timothy la In light supply and ranges from 15-15 to 15-25 from second hands. Flaxseed may be quoted at $210(3 2-15. In the absence of sales wo ouote No. 1 Ouercltron bnrk at f 26 per ton. The Hour market is quiet, the demand being limited to the wants of the local trade, whose pur chases foot up 900 barrels, including superfine at (4 -co ((&; extras at f(Hft-oo; lowa, Wisconsin, ami Minnesota extra family at $6 $6-75; Pennsylvania do. do. at-fi0?6 "6; Missouri do. do. at 6-87; Ohio do. do. at 0-607-25 ; and fancy brands at"7'37f (8 2B, as in quality. Rye Flour maybe quoted at B(fi ts-25. -ine wneat market is without special change, rrirno lots are In firm request, but inferior descrip tions are very low. Sales of 1400 bushels Indiana red at l-R.(ai-40; 10,000 bushels do. do. on secret terms; Delaware do. at tlw&l-SS; and amber at 1-421-4S. Rye way be quoted at 93c. for Western. Corn is In limited demand. Sales of yellow at ShasBo . are unchanged. Sales of white Western at 605Jc and Pennsylvania at 49(W51c. Whisky is quiet and nominal at 95c for Western iron-bound. Philadelphia Cattle Market. Monday, Oct. 24. There is better feeling in tho market for beef cattlo, and wfth a falling oif In tha receipts holders are quite firm In their views. We quote choice at 9l0c, tho latter for an extra lot. the bulk of the sales being made at 9($9,vct 1 air to good at 76c, and common at Sia oc peMb. gross. Receipts 2996 head. The following are the particulars of the sales: 80 Owen 8mlth, Western, 79V. 80 Daniel Bmyth & Bros., do. 7(g8 V. 68 Decnls Smyth, do., 0l$sj. 68 A. Clirl8ty,Vlrglnia, HitflO. 35 James Christy, da, 21- Dengler & McCleese, Western,' 637. 80 P. McFlUen, do., 68. 94 P. Hathaway, do., 6,V8l4'. 140 James S. Kirk, do., 78tf. 48 B. F. McFlUen, do., 7CA8V. 125 James McFlUen. do., 89. 40 K. 8. McFlUen, Western, 7(4S'. If 0 I'llman & Bachman, do., 6j;9;tf. 450 J. J. Martin & Co., do., 6s,8. 139 Mooney Miller, do., 69. 94 Thomas Mooney & Bro., do., 6as v. 60 II. Chain, do., 63 IX- 40 Joseph Cham, do., 0i6.V. 95 J. fc L Frank, da, 6(S. 80 Gus. Scharnberg, do., 78;,'. 120 Hope Jk Co., do., 6(S3if. 57 U. Frank, do., 7(3 8. eo James Clemsen, da 7as,v. CO W. Alexander, da,6(8V 615 L. Home, do., 6(T6y. 60 Thomas Duffy, Virginia, 7(8,V. 83 John McArdle, Western, 6jtf9. 103 R. Maynes, do., 6i&SK- 60 K. k L. Chandler, do., iJ8tfc, 97 Klcorn A Co., do., ,a7. 40 Blum, do , 6S. 65 II. Chain, Jr., do., 67j4'. 94 James Aull, do., 610,7V Cows and Calves are dull and lower; sales of 1M head at $50 70, as In quality. Sheep attract more attention, and prices have Improved a fraction; sales of 14,nuo bead at 5( Co. p lb., gross. Tho movement In Hogs is quite lively, but at slightly reduced quotations; sales of 6200 heal at the Union and Avenue Yards at $100,4lf25for still, and HHHfiO ? 100 lbs. net for corn-fed. LATEST SHIPriSG INTELLIGENCE. For additional Maxim Newt Bee InsiU Pages. (By Telegraph.) Norfolk, Va., Oct. 24 Arrived, brig J. II. Brown,' for Boston, leaking, and lost sails. PORT OF PHILADELPHIA OCTOBER 24 BTATl OF THSRMOMBTIR AT THK EVKNINO TELBORAPH OFFICS. 1 A. M? S3 1 11 A. M gq I S P. M. 73 CLEARED THIS MORNING. Steamer A. C. Stlmers, Davis, New York, W. P. Clyde k. Co. Schr Sarah Mills, Baker, Fall River, Slnnlcksoa A Ca Schr Alexander, Baker, Norwich, do. Barge Reading Kit. No. 9, Henry. Norwalk, do. Tug Thomas Jefferson, Allen, Baltimore, with a tow of barges, W. P. Clyde fc Ca Tug Chesapeake, Merrlhew, Havre-de-Grace, with a tow of bargeB, W. P. Clyde A Co. ARRIVED THIS MORNING. Steamship William P. Clyde, Sherwood, 24 hours from New York, with indue, to John F. Olil. Steamer Bristol.Waliace, 24 hours from New York,' with mdse. to W. P. Clyde A Co. Steamer Millville, Renear, 24 hours from New York, with mdse. to Wbltall, Tatura A Co. Steamer Jas. 8. Green, Vance, from Richmond and Norfolk, with mdse. to w. P. Clvde A Co. Steamer Nevada, (lumley, 24 hours from New Y'ork, with mdse. to W. M. Balrd A Co. Schr Charles E. Morris, Smith, from Boston, with, lldseed. Schr Francis, Glbbs, from Boston, With fish. Nchr Carmita, Almarth, from Baltimore. Schr Cadi, Burks, from Salisbury. Schr C. B. Wood, Gandy, fr,om Boston. Schr James M. Vance. Burgess, from Providence. Schr Julia Weeks, flrlilltbs, from I'ennsgrove. Schr Anna and Ella, Scull, fm Urtat Egg Harbor. Tug Hudson, Nicholson, from Baltimore, with a tow of barges to W. P. Clyde & Co. Tug a. li. llutchings, Davis, from navre-de-Grace, with a tow of barges to V. P. Clyde A Co. Special Despatch to The Evening Telegraph. IIavrk-dk-ukack, Oct, 24. The following boata left this morning in tow: Catharine aud Carrie, with grain to Hoffman & Kennedy. Edwin and Harry Craig, with lumber to Craig Aj Blancbard. J. R. Giliiiore; Keystone; and Reading, Fisber 4 Co., with lumber, for New York. Frank and Alice, with lumber, ror t ors, sanding, N. J: Minerva, with poplar wood, for Manayunk. J. B. Amlenried, with coal, for lielaware City. H. U. Wingert, with coal, for Wilmington. George Geiger, with lime, for Chesapeake. A. T. Goodman, with lumber to Rice A Co. G. B. Moore, with lumber, for Gloucester, N. J. E. J. Curtin, with lumber, for Chester, Pa. MEMORANDA. Br. steamers Algeria, Le Messurier, and Colorado, Freeman, from New York for Liverpool, at Queens town yesterday. Steamers Morro Castle, Adams, from Havana via Nassau, N. P., and Virgo, Bulkley, from Savannah, at New Y'ork yesterday. Steamer Fanita, Freeman, hence, at NewYork yesterday. Br. bark S. Shepherd, Evans, for Philadelphia,' sailed from Cienfuegos 6th inst. Bark Almont r, Gaiey, hence for Cork, for orders'," at Long Island Harbor, West Coast of Ireland, 1st Instant. ...... Brig John Welsh, Jr., Vanselow, from sagua, at Havana 15th lntt. Schra D. A. Derry, Walters, and J. T. Worthing, ton, Brown, from Providence; J. M. Richards, Fern, ton. and Jesse B. Wilson, Kelley, from New Haven, all for Philadelphia; and Haze, Sullivan, from New London for Trenton, passed Hell Gate yesterday. Schr Josephine. Phlnney, hence for Providence," passed Hell Gate yesterday. MISCELLANY. Brig Glpsey Queen, Dalimg, from Pensacola for Philadelphia, put Into Havana 9th Inst., with loss of sails, etc. She reports having experienced a Heavy gale, blowing E. N. E., in lal. 24 N., loutf. 63 30 W., on the 7th, during which part of her cargo, 4000 feet lumber, was washed overboard. Saw a schooner 25 miles N. W. of Havana, laboring under the bad weather. The Glpsey Queen proceeded on her voyage on the 18th. Brig Mary K. Chase, from Philadelphia, was totally dltmiuuted, lost anchors, eta, during the buirlcancj in tte Gulf, 7th aud bth inst.