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H A VOL. XIV NO. 123. PHILADELPHIA, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 1870. DOUBLE SHEET THREE CENTS. .FIRST EDITION Report of Secretary Cox. The New Indian Policy. The Pacific Railroads. IiiHido Liic lit I'ai-is. The lied Xlepublican Riots. Credulity of the People. etc i:tc Etc.- Etc.. utc. REFOIIT OF SECRETARY COX. The Patent Office Sneers of the New Indian Policy The 1'iicilic ltailroada. Washington, Nov. 82 The report of the Hon. J. D. Cox, Secretary of the interior, dated October 81, gives a clear statement of the varlou classes of Mexican grants now giving the Land Oilloe so much trouble. The Patent OHlce Is represented to be In an ex cellent condition. The Secretary says: "I take pleasure In bearing testimony to the zeal, fidelity, Bud marked ability with which the Commis sioner lias discharged his arduous duties. The ofllee Is now In excellent working order. The Ex amining Corps, irlth very few exceptions, is com- Eosed of men whose qualltlcatlons have been tested y severe competitive examinations, and who have shown peculiar fitness for tne work on which tney are engnged. The standard for clerical appoint ments has been raised, and the efllcleuey of the service greatly Improved. Where vacancies occur among the examining clerks they are tilled by the appoiutment of such applicants as upon thorough ex amination give eatibfuciory evidence of their ability to perforin the labor of second assistant examiners. "That system, inaugurated with my sauctlou, has bad a beneficial iBtluence upon the pronnel of the olllce. A spirit of emulation has been Incited, aud the occupants of Inferior pluces are encouraged in the pursuit of those speclul duties which will ulti mately enable them to Ml with credit, and efficiency the highest posil Ions. It has also induced a seine of security as to the tenure of their appointments, and festered a feeling that ability aud faithful service will be promptly recognized and Justly re- Oa tiie subject of Indian affair the Secretary e During the past year the department has habitu ally pursued that policy which was begun by your direction. The results have proven most conclu sively its wisdom, and shown that even under cir cumstances or uoro than ordinary irritation a a peaceful policy appeals with great power even to the wildest, savage. The labors of the unpaid co.u misslori of citizens, who have been co-operating with the Indian agencies, have been very valuable during the past year. Tney prsoually superintend the purchase of Indian goods, a work requiring more than a month of their time In the early slim mer. Sub committees of the body were pre sent at the payment of money to the civi lized nations in the Indian Territory, aud aided in the negotiation which has resulted in the final settlement of the OBRge difficulty. They attended the conferences in this city with the Sioux, and have since visited them, as well ns the wild tribes In Wyoming and Dakota. Their work of Inspection has been extended to Oregoa and Washington Ter ritory. Thiy have shruuk from no self-saorltloe, toll, or danger, in endeavoring to make the policy you have adopted towards the Indians an entire suc cess. The hcaithf'il effect of their influence and advice Is cheerfully acknowledged by the Depart ment end Indian Bureau, aud bus Inspired a just confidence In the honesty of the transaction which have been concluded under their supervision. The Friends to whom agencies lu;Noi thcru and Cen tral Buperlntendencies were originally assigned, have most faithfully and Industriously continued their beneficent work with a luccess evening greater than could have been reasonably expected. Since the passago of the act of Congress making it impracticable to continue military officers in charge of Indian agencies, under your directions the Held has been subdivided, and various missionary associations of the con u try have been invited to occupy the same relations to them as those which the Friends have to a-ncles under their control. The objections which would nata rally ariBc to the co-operation of the religious bodies in governmental work have beon obviated so far as possible by Inviting the assistance of. all missionary associations wh ch have taken part in the work of civilizing the Indians. A preference of any denomi nation or sect has thns been avoided, anl labors already performed are utilized to a greater extent than would otherwise be possible. Whenever a mission school has been established, It has been understood that you would appoint an agent in sympathy wi'h tiie mission, s: that Its In fluence for g, od might be increased by the whole force of Government patrorage. If the Indians are to be improved In condition, our policy must be essentially changed so that provision for wants of the maimed aud aged shall bo treated merely as a temporary expedient, whilst the training of the children in the way of civilization (hall be acon tro ling and permanent feature of the system. On this point I will add that the Commissioner of K 1j cation Is earnestly endeavoring to procure such In formation with regard to the proper aud successful modes of Indian Government as may enable hi Bureau to co-opeiate most thoroughly witn the Indian Office. The estimated expense of the Indian service for the coming fiscal year including appropriations which may ne necessary to meet the Interest on non-piiying stocks held in trust, will be 5,0(0,oo0, against an appropriation of $ti,l.vi,04t) for me current er, snowing a reuueuon oi f i,uso,ii!Ni. The preliminary report of the census t uow print lng, sod will appear during tne earlier part of the next session of Congress. This will necessarily be confined to general statistics, exhibiting the popu lation by aggregates aud by manses of each oouuty In the United States, from 17i) to 1870, Inclusive. Over SHoit com. ties will appear. The table of ainull civil subdivisions embraces over 0,000 lte.ru. Taj volumes containing agricultural, manufacturing, social, and miscellaneous statistics will be redy by April. The organization of the Bureau lias afforded an opportunity of applying the principle of competi. live examination Thoe wno aairod clerical em ployment were sent beioie a commission, aud re quired to answer in writing a series of written ques tions, and wer ciedited accordingly. Tne clerical force employed ha been a lame as possible, In the belief that the statlst'cs furnished by the censu will lose audi or their value uulet they are presented to the c uiiirv at a early a day as possible. The subscriptions to th slock of tin Union Pailtlo Railroad Company amounts to t33,7s3.0;0 of which 133,762,800 ba been paid. TU total receipts of the road for the year ending Juui SO, is'o, werts f i;i,4,- 710-wi; expenses, ja.oiv.ou 4V, net earnings, f.',U4, 71)703. Tne entire cost of the rjad at that ! ue w.w 1108,722,130; i he amount of indebtedness of the coin- pai y, t7MoU,0US-0i,. of which 27,2'dtl,&U were for tutted States bond. A copy ol the consolidation articles of the Central Pacific Railroad has been filed In thl department. Stock ti the amount of l4S.400.loo has been subscribed, and M,87t, 740 rild The receipt from the transportation of nasseiwer and freight tor the year eudiog June 30, 170, were 1(1,070,17'; expenses, S-t,r4i,'i'i; net earnings, 12,627.060. The Indebtedness of ihU company amounts to $t7,oj,730, of which f T.bM.Ooo wa to the United JjtaUs. Xhe stock subscription of the Central Bratnh of the Union I'aciUc lUilay i f 1,000, ouo, of which t eiiO has been paid. The exoense ona.x; tirit of road and fixture have been 1:1,72.1,700. (Stock of the Kausas I'aciho Railway to the amount of 15,072, coo lias been subscribed and paid in. The indebtedness of the company is f lMtW.itfn. of which $S,Bu3,0o0 was to the United State. The C3st of the construction of 1M3 miles or main line is estimated at 26,oo0,(ioo. The initial point of the Faiitic Kallroa.il i near Springfield, Ho. irty miles are now com Dieted, at a cost of f 2,70,840. The company has lurued bouds aeenred by mortgage on It lauds to the amount of f3,ooo.ooo. The annual of stock of the Sioux City aud Pacific Railroad already subscribed 1 14.470,000, of which f l,7a,uJ0 ha been Mid. The cost of the road is f 4,044,432 ; Indebted- ucta. t5.ii44.8'o. At the close ol the last fUcal year. the amount of subscription stock of Southern HaclUo Railroad was tl.sou.oiO, actually psld in tiM),P0U. It lias contracted for the purchase of the Han Francisco and ban Jose Railroad for the sum of 2,l70,ooo, gold, payment to be made and possession to be taken by the 81st of December next. The Northern Pacific Railroad filed roapsdeslg natlBg'routes of road. Inntructloas were thereupon lssaed for the withdrawal In Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Oregon, of odd numbered sections of land, to which price adverse rifrhtsjhad not attached, within twenty miles, and In Washington Territory south of Seattle, of such section within forty miles eacU side of the road. Ihe In Ion Tactile Railroad Company, Southern branch, now the Missouri, Kansas, and Texas Rail road Company, the Kaneas and Neosho Valley Railroad Company, and the Leavenworth, Law rence, and Fort Gibson Railroad Cora pa-ay, were fully beard In the right of their respective compa nies to construct railroads from the southern bound ary of Kansas through the Indian Territory. I also considered the objections of representatives of cer tain Indian tribes, through whose lands the pro jected lines of road would vans. After a most care- rni examination, i rescued tne conclusion ism ine existing laws and treaties authorized the construc tion or one railroad on certain conditions, which neither company bad then performed. On a subse quent hearing It was shown that the Brit-named company bad completed it road to a designated point oh that boundary, and I held that it was en titled to extend Its line through said Territory. PARIS. Life la the IJeslenea City. Walloon LttUr So. 2 to London Vailg jYcim. CKKDl'MTT OK TUB POl'lLACfi. The siege is one long holiday to the working classes. They are as well fed as ever they were, and have absolutely nothing to do except to play at soldiers. Although the troops are unable to hold the villages within the fire of their forts, they are under the delusion that to use the favorite expres sion the circle In which we are Inclosed Is gradu ally but surely being enlarged. I wss this morning biivlrg cigars at a small tobacconist's. ''Well," said the proprietor of the shop to mo, "so we are to destroy the Prussians In twenty days." "Uealiy,"' said. "Yes." lie replied. "1 was this morning at the Alairle; there was a crowd before it complaining mat tney couhl not get meat, a genneman a functionary got upon a stool. 'Citizens and clti zenesses,' be said, be calm ; conditio to preserve the admirable attitude which is eliciting the admira tion of the world, l give you my nonor that arrangements have been made to drive the Prus sians away from ruria In twenty days.' 'Of course,' added my worthy bourgeois, 'this functionary would not have spoken thus had the government not re vealed its mans to mm."' ai mis moment a weu- dressed individual entered the shop and asked for a subscription for the construction of a machine whicn ne naa invented to mow up tne wnoie Prus sian army. I expected to see him handed over to a policeman, but instead or tnis tne bourgeois gav3 him two francs I What, I ask. Is to be expected of a city peopled by such credulous fools, and the govern ment fools them to the top of tbelr bent? THE 11KO RIOTS ON OCT. 81BT. Dad General Trochn been a wise man, he would have aaticipated this movement, and not rendered himself ridiculous by being imprisoned with his council of lawyers 8Ld orators for several hours by a mob. The worklngmen who performed this feat Beemed only to be actuated by a wild desire to fight out thrlr battle with the Prussians, ami not to capitu late. They seem to wish to be led out, and lmiglno that their undisciplined valor would be a match for tne (ierman army. They showed their sense by demanding that Dorian should be at the head of the Dew (lovernmcnt. lie is not a demagogue, lie lias written no despatches, nor made any speeches, nor decreed any Utopian reforms after the manner of his colleagues, liut unlike them, he is a practical man of business, and this the working men i:ave naa discernment enougn to dis cover. They are baraly to be blamed If they have accepted literally the rhetorical figures or Jules Favre. When Ue said that, rather than yield one stone or a French fortress. Parts would bury l'sctr beneath its ruins, they believed it. I need hardly say that neither the Government nor the bourgeois have the remotest Intention to sacrifice either their own lives or their houses merely In order lo rival SaragOHsa. They hare got themselves into a ridicu lous position by their reckless vaunts, and they have welcomed 41. Thiers as an amrel from heaven, because they hope that he will be able to save them from cutting too absurd a ligure. I should not be surprised, however, If the Govern ment continues to resist until the town Is In real danger or has suffered real privations. If the Purtblens take it into their heads thai, they will be able to palm themselves off as heroes by continuing for a few weeks longer thetr passive attitude of opposition, they will do so. What inclines tnem to suunin, to conditions now is not so much the capitulation of llnzalno as the dread that, bv remaining ni'icn louger isolated, they will entirely lrse their bold on the provincials. A SIWiK rEKFOKMANCE AT Tit THEATRE. I.Ike all others, the Theatre Fraucais has been cosed since the Prussian investment became a cer tainty, and Its foyer has been turned Into an ambulance, -some nariiy spirits nave timidly sug gested that the mere fact of the Prussians being out Blrte the wslls constitute no reason why we should be plunged Into unredeemed melancholy within, and tne penormsDce was tne urst step towards admit ting t he possibility of a little recreation. Like all first steps, It was a very short one, aud bore an absurd air of crmpromlse. That boring old gentleman, M. Legcnve, favored us with a conference, which means that he sat down behind a table and (poke to us a speech of the feeblest description, Interlarded with small Jokes and pointless anecdotes. Then we bad a scene, "l'our les Blesses," as well played as it could be by Fa rart and Coqnelln, an act of Harare and two acta oi jm Mutant unit. Tne actresses wore morning itrcss, and the actors the tali-ctats and white kid gloves of society, the effector whleh, when imported into classical piays, was extremely depressing. Mauoaret, struggling in such a cos tnme with the part of a flue old Koman father, was painfully ill at ease, and the Illusion of the scene was oi course entirely losr. siai no Agar brought the performance to a close by tinging the 'Marseil laise' as she alone can sing it, though she too eviaently felt the loss of that conventional cos ttime wnicn, as a neignoor remarked to me. "makes her snow ner nne arms " The manly and moving strains of the great chant seem particularly appropriate In Xad'lle Agar's mouth, for, with her swarthy skin, burning mack eyea, and wild gestures, she looks the very Impersonation of that spirit widen Kouget e l isie nrsi translated into melody. Many times a day has the song been heard during the last three months, but It has lost none of it effect, and the audience visibly trembled with ex citement when the trumpet-like chorus arose. As an experiment, the opening of the theatre was a great success, so great tiiut not a place was to be bad three hour after the performance bad been aunuunced. Tbe HI California Prize. From th San If'rawiHco Chronicle. Yesterday the office of Dore It Peters ww thrown Into a flutter by the presentation of No. 154,077, the ticket whieli won "the big prize." It was eagerly scanned, turned, twisted, compared with the stubs," and pronounced all correct, and then a check for the amount won was made out and nlaoed lu the hands of a memter of the firm of Sehguiau A CO. A LETTER FRO 51 MR. UEIXMAN, The following letter has been received by the firm of SellgninnA- Co., in this city : .new ioiik, rov. , is io. .Messrs. j. w. sritgman 4 .Co.. Pan Francisco Dear Sirs: We beg to hand you Inclosed (through Wells, Fargo k Co.' mall) tiie lucky ucKtxei tue an rraucieco i.iorary .Lottery, lo. wi t. oeing a inn ticket oi nve coudoiib. our. chased by our Theodore Hellman, and by him trans. leiTed to our .usse isciigman, ior which you will pleuse collect the grand prize of f 100,000, coin, from the Treasurer or the Bank of California. Ten thousand ddlurs of this amount is lobe ex pended Immediately for charitable objects tftOOO In ISan Franclseo and I'HMH) in Now York. The first mentioned we leave to your juiictou distribution, not forfeiting the Akvluui for the Blind. we have taken inn precaution oi naving two true coi teg of ea'd tickets taken by a co ntnUsioner for the Staie or California, one of which you will get, the other we reserve. We are, dear sirs, vours, very truly, I. W. bv.L Oman A Co. Lively Correspondence. We find the following lively correspondence in the Vaitoon H.) Juui-nal: Hi KK city, H.t. 1, W Mr. S. P Warren: Ku dosed lind 10 ior apothecaries License. I cannot undtrstand why 1 Bhould t e compelled to pay a tax that my neighbor have not paid. The other drug store has not paid the tax this year or last. if you have attempted a black male on me I will have redress; if I cannot get it by law, I will bave It some other war. 1 suppose I will have to pay the tax and not others, but I shall know why. Rut I shall pay It protesting tj the Injustice of the claim. Bk. A. J. Boal. KEPl.Y. Ixida, III., Oct. 4, i7. Dr. A. J. Boal, Piper City: Your letter of the 1st lust., enclostog 1 10 to pay vour special tax as apothecary, has been received. Knclrsed find your receipt, also my picture, with my weight (ioo pounds); please take a good look at It before you fully make up your mind wht yon will do. Yours, P. Wakkkn, Dep. Col. A NEW MOTOR. Ptrtet Car Wna fcr Compreaned Air The Bra I Three Oat ft'area at Ilaad. The Chicago lit publican of the Slst Instant says: It look as if a new era In Intramural transporta tion, if net In all locomotion, had arrived, with the Invention and practical application in Chicago, on fSatorday last, of Myers' patent pneumatlo street car. The problem how to convey passengers thr.mgh large cities withoat the expense of homes or the danger and Inconvenience of steam engine has been studied with great Interest not only by those connected with railway management, but by the metropolitan public at large, almost every member f which knows the question of transportation to and from work to be an essential element of the supreme question of bread and butter Itself. THE INVENTION. After a series of experiments, Mr. Myers aohleved the object for which he aimed, and upon October 18, Ib70, received a patent npen bis pneumatic street car. The compressed air Is contained In four tanks built into the room or the car. Three of these tanks are for general use, while the fourth contains a re serve, to be nsed only in cases of necessity. The tsnks are built of copper, capable of holding, In all, 160 cubic feet of air, and of withstanding 250 pounds pressure to the square Inch. The number and size of tanks can be Increased or lessened, according to the distance required to be run. The machinery, consisting of two small engines similar in construction to the ordinary steam en gine, bnt simpler, is situated under the seats, atone end, and connects with the axle at the opposite end by a crank movement. HOW IT IS WORKED. The engines are controlled with a small lever (same as locomotive), which can be nsed at either end of the car, as is required. The direction ef the car is reversed by a simple contrivance attached to the piston rod, and may be controlled, like the throttle valve, from either end. TUB TRIAL. On Saturday afternoon last a trial of the pneu matic car was made, from the Hyde Park dummy station, on the Chicago City Railroad. Thirty passengers got aboard, and, with a slight timing oi me lever, were on on tne trial trip, l ne first mile, whir h was a little u grade, was ran in 9 minutes and 40 seconds, at an expense of 40 pounds of air. After running three miles, and wltn but twenty pounds of air remaining in the tanks, th engines were started as readily as at first, and still continued to work wben the gauge Indicated bat three pounds. The entire distance made was three miles and a quarter, an 1 the time required a trifle over thirty minutes. The greatest satisfaction was oxprcssed by all present. An opinion that it would ItEVOLUTIONIZE TflE STRKET-CA BUSINESS wss freely expressed by everybody, and certainly with good reason, 'l ne additional expense of Oitlng up cars with the necessary fixtures, together with the machinery for supplying the air, would be com pensated ior Dy tne icwer number or cars required to no tne same amount or work; tne time msda ny the pneumatic car being much quicker In fact, as fast as safety will permit. Then again, the large Lumber or horses requiring feed, care, and drlvinsr. could be disposed of at less than hair their 0 )8t, an 1 more man meet tne expense oi tne cnange. REMARKABLE SUICIDE. The Wire of a Prominent Citizen of Chlnasa Ilecomra loonne and Throw Uerself Over Nlnahra Foils. Tne tale which commenced with the advertising of Mrs. T. M. Avery, in the Republican of Saturday, has terrible and tragical ending. Mrs. Avorv disau- pearea at s-'itu o ciock o ciock on v riuay arcernoan, and search for her was immediately instituted. A CLEW. During the forenoon a telegram was received bv the police authorities from Niagara Falls, asking whether a man named T. M. Avery resided in Chi cago, and saying that a woman, wno bad registered her name at one of the hotels at the Fulls a Mrs. Hill, hud left a letter there for him, previous to hav ing committed suicide. Mr. C. K. Culver, a friend of Mr. Avery's, In whose hands the matter was placed, telegraphed back for the contents of the letter, and for any particulars which could be learned. TUB WORST FEARS REALIZED. The reply established beyond ad doubt that the writer of the letter was Mrs. Avery. The partlcu. lara, so far as known, are as follows: Sirs. Averv arrived at the Falls on Haturday eight, and regis tered as Mrs. Hill, as before stated. Nothing iu ber ct uauct excited notice on tne part or those wn witnessed ber arrival. Yesterday morning she left tne uouse, going toward tne runs, anu wa seen to THROW HERSELF OVER Into the boiling mass of waters. She was, of course, swept oeyona an cnauce or eariy recovery, and no doubt ansneu to pieces upon tne rocks belov Settling indicating that the body bad been recov ered bad been received. MRS. AVERT was twelve years ago taken wth a severe attack of Uphold fever, from which she was ill a long time. and when the disease left her it was discovered that ber sickness had Impaired her mental faculties. She has ever since appeared dejected, aud';lmaglnod her- sen a ouraen to iter inenu ana to nerseir. nne naa made no effort to take ber life, but a constant watch was kept upon ner movement. i ne unfortunate lauy mid a very large circle of ac quaintances. ir. Tiiomas i. a very, tne bereaved nusoand, is one of our best-known citizens, prominent lu the lumber trade, wealthy, and a Christian man, liberal in mind and putse. The present is the secoud tra gical event which hag visited his near kindred wltnin a brief period, a brother having committed self-de struct I' n at Toledo only a few months since, lie hag the warm and heartfelt sympathy of the entire community. Chicago Republican. WESTOX'S WALK. Progress f lb Tank In New York. At half-past 10 o'clock last night, Weston, having concluded bis elghtiuth mtle, retired to rest. The physicians In attendance then examined his condi tion, and found that bis health was in no way af fected by bis exertions. Ilia pulse was full and tegular, and no signs of weakness were found, lie at once went to neu, ana very suoruy leu luko a sound sleep. At two minutes before five o'clock this morning be leituis room, ana, wunoni Breaking ins last, re sumed his walk. He walked rapwiy unt.l to minutes before seven o clock, by winch time be had completed ten miles. lie then rested for teu min utes, gluing down In a chair, with bl feet resting on a table, and covered with a warm ru?. At elrftit minutes pott seven o ciock ne left in seat and attain resumed his walk, stepping along easily and appa rently unconscious of laMgue. At tliii ty-itiree minute past seven o'clock, how ever, be be nan to reel tneerrectsor Ills err irt aud w as compelled, by violent headache, to desist. He accordingly stopped, aud alter restlug three- quarters of an hour his appetite returned, and he ale a hearty breakfast of broiled chlckeu aud enit. At five minutes past nine o 'cluck he was able to re feunie, aud walked with greater ease to himself Hum be had done before, lie now set nimseir hard at work, and maintained a steady pace. At twenty minutes to two o'clock be bad completed bia one hundrtd and tenth mile, having walked thirtj miles since be ttarn d th s morbivg. lie then took another rest, and again Uv with his It its un. covered with rugs au t blanket, lie refused to order his dinner at that time, but asked for crack ers and tea, which were brought to him, aud of w hich he sparingly partook. Having lost one hour aud a half tMa morning while suit'eniig from headache, it was apparent that be would have to make up me nenoiencv. The spectator then were rather surprised when, after siuiriir for a quaiter or an Hour, ne step. tied on to the track and becau to walk rouudata vcrv easy, almost a iow pace, minis nine no cer tainly a as not walking at the rate of more thau three miles an hour. Alter wa king a mile, be threw off his coat and vest, aud stalled off at an extraordinary pace. At this moment the band began to play the hackneyed a!r of "Shoo Fly." The music seemed to have a most lnsDirlmr erfiCt upon Weston, who Increased bis pace continually, until he was walking at the rate of seven miles an hour, aud even this great pice be frequently exceeded. (Several men tried to ralk by blB side, but were compelled cither to stop or to break Into a run. -V. )'. J'ont last tucning. A scarcity of money is Nashville s com rdatnt. A lnnra irrocerv merchant sava that. with a stock of bO,CKK3, bis cash receipt for one dav amounted to ts. Two negroes in Culhbert, Georgia, had a butting match the other day. After sixty four ronuds tbey became disgUbted with the mono tony of tbe tbinif and null. The thousand Chinamen who are working on ths Chattanooga Railroad, in Alabama, do not give satisfaction, and the experiment 1 not likely to be repeated In that section. SECOND EDITION THE WAR IN FRANCE. Eiego of ZVXontmcdv Raised. French and Prussian liloYem&nls. The Eastern Question. England Has no Sufficient Army. Her Allies Arc Bankrupt What then will England Do ? KlC.t Etc., Etc., Etc., Etc FROM EUROPE. TUB WAR IN FRANCE. The Klece of Montmedr Raised. London, Nov. 23. Report of military move ments in the North of France hare been re ceived this morning quite encouraging for the French. It is reported that the Prussians who bave been besieging Montmedy and Mezieres for the past few days have suddenly raised the siege and gone towards the interior of France. Eiprrtril Aliarkoa Lille. The city of Lille le well armed, provisioned, and garrisoned. The cllizets are expecting a siege, and the manufacture of mitrailleuses and other arms is actively goinfj on in the town. Lille is a first-class fortification, and is thought by engineers to be nearly as strong as Metz and Btrasburg. Faar French Iron-rlads. are in port at Torbay, and another is at Brix- bam taking in coal. Aflnlra In Purls. Brussels, Nov. 23. The Independnnce Beige of this city has dates from Paris to the 19ih, received by balloon. It is said that au organi zation called the Civic Guard, composed mainly of foreigners, has been completed in Paris. Many of the inhabitants who are ft for service have alfo been enrolled. This body executes the orders of the Government, distributes ra tions to the citizens and soldiers, and performs other services of a similar nature. The morale of the people was excellent. For two days the Prussians bad been firing on the cngtueera who were at work in front of Fort Ivry. lorU Vau nes and Issy returned tbe fire. Tletoty of the. Fruor-Tirrura. The Franc-tl'eura surprised the Prussians near Banget on the 18tb, killing four of them. Tbe Germans were massing on the northern side of the city, near 8t. Denis. The people of Pari have not heard auylhing from Tours since the 24th of October. Tbe Primatan Advnnce. London, Nov. 23. Advices from Tours have been received up to Tuesday, the 2Cd instant. The day before the Mobile Guard opposed the Prussians fonr hours before giving way. Tbe Prussians threaten Nogent le Rotron and Le Mans with a force three thousand strong. Another force is moving towards Argentan. The German line extends from Senocues to Anxerre, taking in Dreux. It is denied that the army of the Loire is to move towards Paris. The commands of Boar- baki and Fiery and Michel in the north of France have been suppressed, and the entire district at signed to General Farre. Frraeh military iH.TPwerU, General Bourbakl is expected at Tours to command the 18th army corps in the army of tbe Loire. General Manteuffel's presence at Gisors pre vents General Bourbaki from joining hi new command. TIIE EAHTKRN QUESTION. Turkey Aaxlaua to Avoid n Conflict. Cnnbtantinople, ov. 21. It is believed that the eubiime i one is anxious to avoid a conflict with Russia, and is urging the great powers to consider the demand made by Rneeia. Austria Crltlnff Ready. Vienna, Nov. 21. The soldiers whose terms of service have expired are only dismissed on furlough, in view of possible complications on the Black Sea riifliculty. Kaaland II aa No Army far Foreign Hervlee. London, Nov. 23 .The M iseovv papers are less Indolent and confident than those of St. Petersburg. The JJoke of Cleveland writes to the Times this morning arguing against a war between England and Russia. The English, ha says, bave so army for foreign service. England has no allies but Austria and Turkey, and they are both bankrupt. It is reported here to-dny that Turkey, f r the sake of peace, Is aaxious to have the Black sea opened, tbe course recommended at Vienna. KukKlnMlll he ReR.oanble. The Ttlegraph this inoruiu ays that the Rus sian reply is expected ou Thursday. It is gene rally thought it will not be unfriendly. .AuMtrlu and Italy. Some official statements have beon received from Vienna to-day. It is denied that Austria has proposed a conference relative to the Eastern question. It is also denied that Italy declines to co-operate with England and Austria for en forcing the provision of the Paris treaty. Vl iSew itlor arllho. London, Nov. 23-1 30 P. M. The news is nioro warlike again to-day. At this hour there 1 considerable excitement at the Stock Ex change, and tbe market for American securities and railway shares i Hat. Tbe rumor 1 now enrreut of a hostile despatch from Russia, which has had a paralyrloj; effect on the street. Tkla Morale' UuoCotloua. London, Nov. ss ll-so A. M. onsoi opened at 8t?t(3 or both money and account. American securities umt aud steady: U. K of lana, bsu; of IStio, old, 8Tx; ami of 1867, 10-4U. 86V. Stocks are Bteady; trie, Illinois Cen tral, ill i ureal Western, . . -l ivkneooi- Nov. ii.Hll B0 A. M- Cotton buoy. ant: niiddlimr unlmdfi. s.'.d.: middling Orleaus, s,d. The kales to-day are estimated at 15,tKX bales. Corn, 8ls.g31. M. FROM JfEW YORK. C'lonlaa of the anal. Albany, Not. 23 At the meeting rf the Canal Commissioners held on Mondav, it was resolved to close the canals on Thursdiy, De cembers. New York money m.n Htoek market. NBW Yosi, Nov. 83. Stocks steady. Money 46 per cent. Gold, lll?. e-ww, lses, oonpon, 10T; do. 1964, do., M7; do. 1865, do. 107X5 do. Dew, 19 V; dO. 1867, 10!) V. do. 1868, lu ; 10-40S. loe v ; Virginia 6s, new, 62 ; Missouri 6s, 91 : Canton Co.. 65: Cumberland preferred, 80; N. Y. Cen tral and Hudson River, 9'i; Erie, Wtf: Hearting, 161 Jtf; Adams Express Co., 6!W; Mlchlnin Central, lsov; Michigan Southern, PS','; Illinois Central, 136; Cleveland and Pitteburg, 106 ; Chicago and Bock Island, lllw; Plttatmrjr and Fort Wayne, K3;i j Western Union Telegraph, 42.',. flaw York Prodnae market. Hiw York, Nov. 23, Cotton active and irregular: sales 4t9 bales uplsnas at 16c.; Oriems at I7 -.. Fioar easier; sales nhi barrels state at fWa-8."; Oh!oat$.v8(Kft6 S0: Western at fj4'90cn-60 ; Southern at .Vti s-sn. Wheat dull and market favor buyers ; sales of eeeeo bnshels new spring at il'3il-S3; redWesteriat i-4iffll-42: white Michigan attl-no. v ern anvancing ana stock scarce ; Bates uv,M ousneis new mixed Western at o91c. ; old at 4c. Oats nrmer: sales 3,ooo bashets Ohia at 63krs6K;. : Western at 3i3k,c. Beef dull. I'ork nominal Lard quiet. Whisky quiet at 87 "c Baltimore Prodace market. IUi.tikohb. Nov. 23 Cotton arm at 16S.16WC. Plnnr dull and less Arm. Wheat dull: choice whioe. fl'Tbtai-M; geod te prime, l-49,l-65; prime to choice red, II rol-78; fair to good, i-30i-50; cemmoB. jrrtwiu; uoio ann inoiAua, i-o.$i-33. Corn linn; white, eoc. ; yellow, B3c. - Data arm at M(n3. Kye better at 70 (.'?. Mess Pork quiet; old, iyb; sew, i.'v.-.v. tsaconnrm; ciear sides, tsxc sheulricrs, inv(i15$c : no clear rls o(Terd : hams. $1t24C Lard quiet at 15l5.Vo. Whisky steady at vuc. A EOT MUEDERElt. Trial af alloy Ten Yeora Old for TIanslaaaktar hi? in Animiien. John Bntler, the lad who killed Augustus Thau by striking him with a base-ball hat on the 1st of August lftt, wss tried in the Hudson county (N. J.) Court of Kesslous yesterday npon the indictment for manslaughter which the Grand Jury had found against him. me prisoner, a bright boy ten years ol ape, came In conrt, accompanied by his mother, who sad walked with the officer and her son from the jail. 1 he case was opened ny instriet-Attornev urres- ton, who briefly recited the circumstances connected with the tragedy. John Keiter tesiinvd that the decf aseJ Thsii, a boy of 12 years, and Butler were together playing base ball, In the village or Oreen vllle, on the 1st ot August, when a dispute arose, and Butler struck Thau with his bat on the right Bide of the head. Mrs. Bntler, who witnessed the blow, came and held young Than arter he was hurt until he had recovered from the dizziness occasioned by the blow. TIihu after ards went to his home. Mis. Johanna Benner testified that ft r tne first blow was struck Butler attempted to strike again, bnt his mother stopped hi-nr. Mrs. lhau, the mother of the dead boy, testified. that her son went out to get ice cream, and. that sho saw no more of him until late in the afternoon up u b r return home from an- afternoon call, when she rout.o mm crviDs ana cnmniainHiir or neuiaciie : sue pntTilm to bed and applied a mustard plaster to his Hon ach and Ir-e to lila head ; at daylight on the fol lowing morning sho stimmoued Dr. Wilkinson; at noon her son became delirious, and atmkfuignttiHd. Mrs. xnsn was deepiy anected, aad gave ner testi mony in rears. -Dr. Wilkinson testified that Than died from con cussion of the brain, caused by a blow from a blunt instrument. . Mrs. Margaret Butler, the mother of the prisoner. the only one who was near the boys at t he time ot the quarrel, deposed that a little boy came to her in the arternooa or the day of the fata! quarrel, and informed her that Augustus Taau had knocked her son down and was beating and kicking him. Mho Immediately went out aud met Johnny, who came limping towards ner. 1 hen ugustus came nn and cnmmenesd ti ex plain Hie nmtter, wtien Johnny told nt-n that he HmI. Augustus replied, giving Johnny the l'e. npon vtlilch Johnny (.track him with iho oat. Wit ness took the bat from her son. Shu afterwards asked Angnstns to let her see his he-id. Ha did so, and threatened to murder Johnny if he caught mm. On the rart or the de'ense so testimony was offered, Mr. Wlnileld basing his defense upon the claim that the prisoner was too young to be respon sible for the deed. Judge Randolph charged ths jury, an 1 after an absence of ten minute they returnel a verdict of "Not guilty." North Carolina'a State debt is $18,000,000. Accoiding to the new police system In New Haven, no an married man will be allowed to servo nuon tbe force. It is estimated mat 2U,()UU sbeep and -two head ol battle nave been driven out ol Aroos took county, Maine, the present season. the latest sensation in Nashville is an open top carriage, a pair of black chargers, a driver in livery, covered all ever with brass buttons. Un tbe inside ol tbe carriage are two pretty ladies and a gentleman, engaged in the sale of prize candy packages, each of which I war ranted to contain a goia or mver coin, iroin twentT-tive cents to nve aonarsin rroia. A meeting oi prominent citizens ot nev IHven has been held to devise some means to bring the claims of the Yale bclentitc School before the citizens of New Haven. It was stated that tbe work of latt year had added $70,000 to its funds, bnt there wa still a pressing need of T. -J ! I . J . . 1 i ... IllOliev. n was uciiutu ty ouujiuncuHinmieti to wait npon those who are able to contribute to its aid, and ask them to do so. A German named mars came to griet in Milwaukee on Ku turd ay. tie ban put awav la 1500 in Government bonus, whtcii fact be had jealously concealed from his wife. Sue, like a liny Housekeeper, ucurmn to got mu ruo usu out of the war. sold the mass to a ragpicker. and thus disappeared the hoarded earuings of veara. for the rasrpicker cannot De r.utiii. Iu Creen county, Iowa, the other day, some lads at one of tbe district schools smoked a fkutik in a hollow tree until it became 1'iBeaal- lilt). when they carried It to tbe scuooi-house. aud put it iu the teacher desk, which was the repository of an tne scnooi uookc. tne amui ii remained there from Saturday night nntil Mon day morning, when the teacher rolled desk and all out of doors, and rolled his clothes into a hole in the ground. I'lA-ttJU AND COnnKHlB. HVBKINGl TlCL.JRiPH OmOt,) VVudntfsdM. K'iy. U, 1870. Owing to the national holiday to-iiu-row public business will be suspended, and all ofliies where State, city, or national bnMnes Is trans acted will be closed. Our usual market and financial report will, of course, be omitted. Ite money market M rather more active, as the wants of to-morrow have to bo provided fur iu advance, but we notice no prct-Mire for loaus that may not be readily supplied at existing rates. Call loans are active at a;ivvo$ per cent., according to collaterals, ami prime dis counts on shoriJiUtes at7'J per cent, for well- endon-ed paper. Gold 1 more active and stronger. Sales at 111 and clotcd at 11a Government bond are tlll firm, with a gene ral advance on nil the new bonds. Stocks continue active and strong. In State loans there were sales of the 0s, first series, at 104, and third do. at 107. City 6, old bonds, changed hands at 101 and new do. ot In Reading Railroad the sale were Urge at &0(a50 04, tbe Utter h. o.; Pennsylvania was in good request, with some (.ales at 57; Ca.ndeu and Ambov sold at lt5; Lehhrb Valley at 5)!.; aud Catawissa preferred at 37.', b. o : 2(1 was offered for fhiladelpbia and trie, and 45! for North Pennsylvania. Canals were very quiet, with a solitary sale of Lehigh at b. o. The balance of tbe list attracted some atten tion, bnt the transactions were unimportant. MKHfKS. KB H4VKM fc bROTHR. NO. 40 8. Third Street, Philadelphia, report tne following quotations : V. K 6s Of 18R1, 113H U3i : da. leea, I07jtf41 7 v : no. ibm, i-,MIUI ; no. IHOO, l(lfl'iil(i7',- (10. lHSft new, 109H109,, ; da 186T, do. looyjiwv ; do. 1868, dO. 10V:j10V : 10-40. 106H.106'.. ll. A. SO Yei 6 per cent Currency, UOsnou; OoM, 1UV(4 112; Silver, lcvaioT: Union l'actflo Ilallroad IstMort. Bonds, suhabSO; Central raclflo Railroad, W591: Union Paolflo Land Grant Bonds, Tlfx730. BlBtWKS. WILLIAM r AInTKB CO., No. 86 . TftlTd street, report the following quotations : U. S. 6 of 1881. llB113i ; 6-208 Of 1862, 1074Jtl07X : do. 1864. HT10TX; do. 1866, 107S(.4107V; do., Jnly, lew! I09i,can9?;: do., July, 1867. iovW9v; do. Jniv. 1868, ioNio v : Ba. ;0 40, io6,v(it6 : u. S. Pacioi KR. Cy. 6s. llliAlll. Oold.lt ll 12. Nabb fcliADNRR. Brokers, report this morning wnu uuuutuuua oa follows ; 10TJO A.M.. .111V 10-S8 A.M. 112 V 118 . ...in;,' 113 111'.' 118 10-02 " . 10-18 ., 1018 " . 10V6 " . 10-30 " . -.111 ..1114' ..lllTt ..112 ..run ,..118 ll-'O " . 1114 . 1111 . i 2 -io r. m.. 128 " . 11-88 " . PHILADELPHIA STOCK EXCHANGE SALES. Reported by De Haven A Bro., No. 40 S.Thlrd street. FIB ST BOARD. 10flCitys, Old. ..loi 97shCA A R .ls. litre oo ioi s3wn....m 70 sli Fenna R..)s. 69 86 do Is, fit 300 do.... Is. 85. 69 S00 do IS. 69 800 do. ..lS.tXKJ. 69 nosh Read... S5WH. lots.... W) 94 106 do 3. W94 700 do H. h 100 do an. wj 8 sh Phil A T R.ls.118 BOO sh Ull N.D39.U 32 1 sh Leh V R.... mm 160 sh Cat Ff...bG0. 17V I'inoo do 101 13100 do IB. 101 $10000 Am Gold 118 fWW dO 03.118 Indorses, 3d se. ..107 iiiHiouity M New. loajtf lacoe do is. m s f.MOO do 8d.l02 15000 Pa A N Y C 7s is.e.. 99m Sl)t278Leh 6fl, 134.. 83ft 129-H do 83 f lone fa 6s, i so.... 104V S&VUU U ATA 68, 89 92)tf Philadelphia Trade Ueport. ; Wednesday, Nov. 23. Seeds Cloverseed con tinues in fair demand, and soo bushels sold at v.'. for inferior opto fO-40 fer choice. Timothy may be quoted at t4-7i5. Flaxseed Is in demand by the crunhers at S2-102-12. Bark In the absence of sales we quote No. 1 inercltron at 26 per ton for common brnnds. roe riour market remains aulot. but nrlces are without quotable change. Tho demand is mostly irom tne lecai trade, wno purchase only euomrk to supply their immediate wants. Sales of u barrels, including fancy western exinnat f.V37'; Iowa and Wisconsin extra family at. 85-7M6; vtlunesotado. do. at G-i!5i,6 50 ; Pennsylvania do. do. at $ 06-60 ; In diana and Ohio do. do. at til-Wi": and fancy brands at 17 VO.rfft, as in nuaiit.y. five KiotirinaV be quoted at 5C-12X : 50 barrels sold at tiie former rate. Prices of Corn Meal are nominal: aoo barrels Ursndywine sold en private terms. u ne w neat market is devoid or spirit, and prices favor buyers. Kales of 400 bushel Indiana red at tt'40; 400 bushels Pennsylvania do. at t-J8; and some wnue at iiMiKti ' ure l steady at 03c. for Western. Com is quiet at former rates. Sales of scuo bushels at SSattme. for old yeilow; 78wic. for new do. ; and 8j(kc. for old Western mixed. Oats are dull. Small sales at &3j55c. for I'cnnyiva nia and Western. Whisky is una at 90c. for western wood-bound. Ii. Y. MONEY MlltltHf YlS TKltUAV. From th jV. Y. UtraUU The gold market wns steady and In the main strong, the large 'short' interest presenting au ob stacle ai preseni in a suanen or very marked de cline in the price. The course or our bonds in Lon don tc-dar was closely watched, and every change there feund a reflection here; but fluctuations were modified by tho prevateaee of the (ihort' interest just referred to, aud hence flic limit thereof to bo nurrow a margin as only ttree-eighlhs per ceut.lt, seems that the extreme quotations fer the five-twenties of '62 in London. itnr se issues neing moBi nireeiy neiu mere) wercilJi and The later was the openlug a id closing price, xne price won maae intermediately, and was the occasion of the rixe in goid from lll.S' to 112 Just as the closing qnotation was tht occa sion or its decline irom 112 to nifc, again. The re- coveiy of consols since ihe height of the recent ogitation is aoout i, per cent., the latest quotation to dy being 92.V9ii. "l here was a iieiter uemunn ror money, and most borrowers paid six percent, without hesitation; but me uansacuoua at nve per cent., were almost as nu merous, while outstanding loans at thAt rate were not generally disturbed. The rate on Government collaterals was five per ceuu a a rule, bat there were the usual except ion to the large Oovcrnincnt dealers, with whom balances were left at four per cent. Commercial paper is In request, prime names niore especially, money lenders havtug absorbed tne choice grades, rtrsr-cias acceptances are readily negotiable ut 7si7$ per cent. The foreign exchange muricet was null despite the fact that it was the day for tbe largest remit tances of the week, and rates were heavy on the basiB of I09tf for prime bankers' sixty day sterling, and 110 for sight bills. Hight bills were without de mand, and the latter quotation 1 nominal. 8ixty day prime bins sold ai io V, less 1-10. The uovernmem list was steady, witn a firm un dertone. The '67s and 'C8s were higher. The im proved feeling wss due to the recovery In and more bnoyani cuarncier 01 in umnui market " LATEST SHU'PiXO IXTLLIUEXC. For tulditinnal Marin Huts ut InnuU Pa-ie. By Ttlrjjraph.) . plialia, from Hamburg. FORT OF Pll ILAUKLl'U I A NOVEMBElt 23 BTATX OF THBBHOM STBK AT TUB JtVUNlNO TSLBUHAFB OKK1CK. T A. M 49 11 A. M 6J I a P. M Bl CLEARED THIS MORNING. Steamer Sarah, Jones, Mew York, W. M. tfatrd A to. AUIUVED THIS MORNING. Ctnamav It X! Vuirol.Il.l HV.nt Ml hi.nra f,m XTh Tork, wlih mdse. to Wm. M. Ilalrd A Co. bteamer j.b. Biinver, went), l sour irom Haiti. more, with mdse. and passenger to k. droves, ,fr. bu amer r rsuK, nerce, noursirotu ew lorr, with mdBe. to W. M. liaird A Co. steamer Anthroelie, Ureeii. 24 hours from New York, with mdse. to W. W. hiatrd A Co. , btcamer tai-s, liruiniey, nour irom lurk. with mdse. to W. M. Bulrd A Co. Schr 'I'eiumseh, Hall, ft duys from D:irin, Ga,, lib lumber to Houdur & Adam -vessel to Warren A Gregg. senr r.uwaro i.amcyer, uorman, i.i aays rrom Are- clbo, P. H., with sugar and molnsse to John Mason &t'o vtstel to Knitht 4c Som. Schr Kdwara luduer, Bacon, irom tsatu. Me., witn Ice to Kulflicrbocker Ice Co. Hchr Cyrus fossnr, narding, rrom rew lorn. Schr lieadlug UK. No. 40, Davia, fn.ui Norwich. Schr Thoiua Clyde, Cuin, from lioatou. Schr . A L. Cordury, Baooock, do. Brig C. V. WlUlums, i roiu cnaileston. 8PCIKEN.' Nov. 4. lar. 43, long. 46 25, ihlp Cultivator, from New York lor Liverpool. Special Dispatch to The livening Telegraph. . Havhb-dk-Gkacb, Nov. 23. The following boat left thl morning In tow : 11. W. iSUumau, with lumber to Taylor A Betta. Sylvan Stream, with luiuoer to U. B. Tayl ir A Son. VYni. Msckey, with lumoer to I). K. Trainer A Co. MEMORANDA. N. G. steamer Ciuibria, liaajk, for Hamburg, el d at New York yesterday. bteameiB Virgo, Bulkley, for Savannah; James Adger, Ixickwood, lor Charleston; and Regulator, Freeman, for Wilmington, N. V., cleared at New York yesterday. Steamer Champion, Lockwood, from Charleston, at New York yesterday. Bark Norton Stover, Bibber, hence, at Bo3ton 21 Instant. Brig Minnie Miller, hence, at Boston 81J Inst Br. brig llatdee, for FhliadeiphU, at KUdtou, Ja., 8th lust. Brig Clara, Holier, hence, at St. John, N. B., 2lst Instant. Svhr Clara F. Wllley, hence, at Savannah yea terdy. Schis Transit, Racket, from Boston; Isabella Thompson, Kndloott. li-.ui Fan tucket ; and Wiilla-a Colyer, Taylor, from Providence, all for Philadelphia, passed HeK Gate yesterday. Schrs Kmlly and Jenny, Hewitt, hence for Boston ; White Foam, Peterson, do. lor New lUven: and Wary Louisa, Parker, do. for Bridgeport, passed II ell Gate yesterday. - Schr Casco Lodge, Pierce, hence, at Fall River loth Instant. Schr Minnie Reppller, Weeks, hence, at IUrbadoea 1st Inst. Schr Sinope, Brown, hence, at bt. John, N. B , ist l slant.