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A VOL. XIV NO. 123. PHILADELPHIA, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 1870. DOUBLE SHEET THREE CENTS. 1 HM 11 I .FIRST EDITION Report of Secretary Cox. The New Indian Policy. The Pacific Railroads. Iii Hide Life tit I'uvis. The Hed Republican Riots. Credulity of the People. Etc. Etc. Etc.. Etc.. Etc. KErORT OF SECRETARY COX. The Patent Office Wnecess of the Nevr Indian Policy The i'ncllie Railroad. Washington, Nov. 82 The report of the Hon. J. 1). Cox, Secretary of the Interior, dated October 31, (tlves a clear statement of the various classes of Mexican grants now giving the Laud OMce so much trouble. The Patent Ofllce Is represented to be In an ex cellent condition. The Secretary says: "I take pleasure in bearing testimony to the zeal, fidelity, aud marked ability with which the Commis sioner has discharged his arduous duties. The ouiee is now in excellent working order. The Ex amining Corps, with very few exceptions, Is com posed cf meu whose qualifications have been tested by severe competitive examinations, and who have shown peculiar fltuess for tne work on which tney are engaged. The standard for clerical appoint ments has been raised, and the efllcieucy of the service greatly improved. Where vacancies occur among the examining clerks they are liiled by the appointment of such applicants as npon thorough ex amination give satibfuoiory evidence of their ability to perform the labor of second assistant examiner "That system, inaugurated with lny sauetion, has bad a beneficial lailueuce upon the personnel of the ofllce. A spirit of emulation has been ipcited, aud the occupauts of Inferior places are encouraged In the pursuit of those special duties which will ulti mately enable them to lill with credit and efficiency the highest positions. It has also induced a sense of security as to the tenure of their appointments, and fostered a feeling that ability aud faithful service will be promptly recognized and justly re- Oa the subject of Indian affairs the Secretary CftJ 8 Hi h 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 Us wisdom, and shown that even under cir cumstances of uiore than ordinary irritation a a peaceful policy appeals with great power even to the wildest savage. The labors of the unpaid com mission of citizens, who have been co-operating with the Indian agencies, have been very valuable during the past year. Tney personally superintend the purchase of Indian goods, a work requiring more than a month of their time in the early sum mcr. Bub committees of the body were pre sent at the payment of money to the civi lized nations in the Indian Territory, and aided In the negotiation which has resulted In the final settlement of the Osage difficulty. They attended the conferences In this city witli the Sioux, and nave since visited them, as well as the wild trihea In Wyoming aud Dakota. Their work of Inspection has been extended to Oregoa and Washington Ter ritory. They have shruuk from do self-saoi-illce, toil, or danger, in endeavoring to make the policy you have adopted towards the Indians an entire suc cess. The htaithf'il effect of their influence and advice Is cheerfully acknowledged by the Depart merit aud Indian Bureau, and has inspired a just confidence In the honesty of the transactions which have been concluded under their supervision. The Friends to whom agencies lu.Noi thcrn and Cen tral superintendences were originally assigned, have must faithfully and Industriously continued their beuetlccut work with a success evening greater than could have been reasonably expected. Since the passago of the act of Congress making it Impracticable to con'inue military officers in charge of Indian agenclea, under vour directions the Held has been subdivided, and various missionary associations of the country have been Invited to ocenpy the same relations to them as those which the Friends have to agencies under their control. The objections which would nata raliy arise to the co-operation of the religious bodies In govern menial work have been obviated so far as possible by inviting the assistance of - all missionary associations wh cu have taken part In the work of clvldzlng the Indians. A prerereucc or any denomi nation or sect has thus been avoided, an 1 labors already performed are utilized to a greater extent ID an wouia omerwise oe possioio. Whenever a mission school has been established. It has been understood that you would appoint an agent in sympathy wi'h tiie mission, so that Its in fluence for g. od might be Increased by the whole force of Government patrol age. If the Indians are to be improved In condition, our policy must he essentially changed bo 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 wys of civilization (hall be a con- tro ling and permanent feature of the system. On this point l win add mat tne commissioner or rc l j cation is earnestly endeavoring to procure such in formation with regard to the proper aud successful modes of Indian Government as may enable his Bureau to co-opeiate most thoroughly with the Indian Ofllce. The estimated expenses of the lndlau service for the coming fiscal year including appropriations which may be necessary to meet the interest on ncn-psytng stocks held in trust, will be f f),070,(iufl, against an appropriation of il,l."n,04i for me current jesr, stiowiug a reduction of ji,Uso,oihi. The preliminary report of the census ts uow print ing, and will appear during the earlier part of the next session of Congress. This will necessarily bo confined to general statistic, exhibiting the popu lation bv agtrreates and by classes of each county In the United states, from 170 to 1870, inclusive. Over 8300 com. tiea will appe.ir. The table of small civil subdivisions embraces over xo.uuo itema. Taj volumes containing agricultural, manufacturing, social, and miscellaneous statistics will be rody by ApriL The organization of the Bureau has afforded an opportunity of applying the principle of comueti tlve examination Thoe whi desired clerical em ployment were sent betnie a commission, and re quired to answer in writing a series of written ques tions, and were ci edited accordingly, lite clerical force employed has been as lanie ts possible, la tlm belief that the stallages furnished by the census will lose ttuch of their value uuiehs they are presented to the ccuntry at aa early a day ts possible. Tie subscriptions to th stock of lli .i Union Pa;luo Railroad Uompauy amounts to t33.7aa.0D0 of which $33,761,800 ha been paid. The iota) receipts of the road for the year ending Juu SO, lJ7i, were f i;i,443,- 710-hi; expenses, is.wy.m j 45; nut earnings, fi.tiM,. 797-93. Tne entire cost of the rjad at that d tte w. 10S,722,130; the amount of indebtedness of the com pany, 76,4to,uuS'Oi,. of which '17,'13S,S14 were for United Suites bonds. A copy of the consolidation articles of the Central .Pacific Railroad has been Hied in this department, stock ti the a'uount of t48.40o,li0 has been subscrliied, and IH.S7S.740 pwi. The receipts from the transportation of passmwerj and freight for the year ending June 30, lb7o, were ftt,v70,17'2; expenses, j,fu,2l2; net earnings, v!,.V7.ttfii). The indebtedness of ltd. company amounts to ti7,0!9,730, of which f 7,6M,0O0 was to the United JjtaUs. The stock subscription of the Central Branch of the Union Tactile Railav is fl.oooow. of which UH0.6eo baa been paid. The exoeuses on account of road and fixtures have been ti, 743,700. block of the Kansas Pacific Railway to the ainouut of $5,072, 6(io has been subscribed and paid In. The indebtedness of the company is lS,4t!'2,3S0, of which 6,8U3,0oO was to the I'uited States. Tits cost of tiie construction of 1533 miles of main line is estimated at f 26,000,000. The initial point of the Paiitio Railroad is near (Springfield, Mo. Fifty miles are now corn Dieted, at a cost of 2,760,840. The coranaav has issued bonds secured by mortgage on it lands to the amount of S3,ooo.uoo. The am mat of stock of the Sioux City aud Pacific Kallroad already subscribed Is 14,470,000, of which l,7ss,ooo has been peld. The cost of the road 1 $4, (144,432 ; indebted nets. t."i.ii44.3i0. At the close ol the last Oscal year. the amount of subscription stock of Houtheru Hactilo Railroad was ll.sou.OiO, actually paid in I'Jso.f'OO. It baa contracted for the purchase of the ban Francisco And San Jose Railroad or the sum of 12,170,000, gold, payment to be made And possession to be taken by tne aist or December next. 1 be Northern Pacific Railroad B'ed ro ftp desig- natingfr-outes of road. Instructions were therespon Issaed for the withdrawal in Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Oregon, of odd numbered sections or land, to which price adverse riebtslhad not attached, within twenty miles, and in Washington Territory south of Seattle, of such section within forty miles each aide of the road. The In Ion Pacific Railroad Company, Southern branch, now the Missouri, Kansas, and Texas Rail road Company, the Kausas and Neosho Valley Railroad Company, and the Iavenwo:-th, Law rence, and Fort Glbssn Railroad Company, 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 pans. After a most care- rot examination, i reamed me conclusion ism me existing laws and treaties authorized the construc tion of one railroad on certain conditions, which neither company bad then performed, on a subse quent hearing It was shown that the first-named company had completed lta road to a designated point oh that boundary, and I held that It waa en titled to extend its line tnrongn said Territory. TAIUS. Life In the neutered Vltj. balloon IaIUt So. 2 to London Vailg A'etra. CKBDfUTT OV THE rOPULACB. The siege is one long holiday to the working elapses. They are as well fed aa ever they were, and have absolutely nothing to do except to play at soldiers. Although the troops are unawie to hold the villages within the fire of their forts, they are tinder the delusion that to iiBe the favorite expres sion the circle in which we are inclosed is gradu ally but surely being enlarged, i ws this morning buying 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." ''Really," j Said, "les. 'tie replied, "i was tuis morning at the Malrie; there was a crowd before It complaining mat tney count not get meat, a gentleman a functionary got upon a stool. 'Citizens and cltl zenesses,' he said, 'be calm; contlaue to preserve the admirable attitude which is eliciting the admira tion or tne worm, i give you my nonor that arrangements have been made to drive the Prus sians away from Paria In twenty days.' 'Of course.' added my worthy bourgeois, 'this functionary would not bave spoken thus had the government not re vealed its mans to nnu. " At this moment a weu- dresBed individual entered the shop and asked for a subscription for the construction of a machine wnicn ne naa inventea to mow up tne wnoie Prus sian army. 1 expected to oee him handed over to a policeman, but Instead of this the bourgeois gav3 him two francs 1 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 their bent? THE RED 1U0T8 ON OCT. 818T. II ad General Trochu been a wise man. be would have anticipated this movement, and not rendered hinibelf ridiculous by being imprisoned with his council or lawyers aid orators for several hours by a mob. The worklngmen who performed this feat seemed only to be actuated by a wild desire to fight out their battle with the Prussians, and not to capitu late. They seem to wish to be led out, and lmiglne that their undisciplined valor would be a match for tne German army. They showed their seuse by demanding that Dorian should be at the head of the new Government, lie is not a demagogue, lie lias written no despatches, nor made any speecliep, nor decreed any Utopian reforms after the manner of his colleagues. But unlike them, he is a practical man of business, and this the working men I ave naa discernment enough to dis cover. 'I hey are huraiy to be blamed if they have accepted literally the rhetorical ligureB of Jules Favre. When lie said that, rather than yield one btone of a French fortress, Paris would bury l'self beneatu us ruins, tney ueueveo it. i need hardly gay that neither the Government nor the bourgeois nave tne remotest intention to sacrince eitner their own lives or their bouses merely iu order lo riral Saragof-sa. They have got themselves into a ridicu lous position Dy ineir reckless vaunts, ana tney have welcomed Al. Thiers as an angel from heaven, because they hope that he will be able to save them from cutting too absurd a llgure. I should not be surprised, however, If the Govern ment continues to resist until the town Is la real danger or has suffered real privations, if the Parisians take it Into their beads that they will be anie to palm themselves on as neroes ny continuing for a few weeks longer their passive attitude of opposition, they will do so. What Inclines them to submit to conditions now is not so much the capitulation of Bazalno as the dread that, by remninlng much longer Isolated, they will entirely lrse their bold on the provincials. A SIKtiK I'KUFOKitANCE AT THE TI1KATKB. Like all others, the Theatre Francals has been c'.oscd since the Prussian investment became a cer tainty, and its foyer his been turned int) aa ambulance. Some hardy spirits have timidly sug gested that the mere fact of the Prussians being out side tne wans constitute no reason way we Should be plunged Into unredeemed melancholy within, ami the performance was the first step towards admit ting the possibility or a little recreation. like all first steps, it was a very short one, aud bore an absurd air of cmpromise. That boring old gentleman, W. Legeuve, favored us with a conierence, which means that he sat down behind a table and (poke to us a speech of the feeblest description, lnlerlarded wit a small joKsana pointless aaecuotes. Then we bad a scene, "Pour les Blesses," as well played as it could be by Fa Tart and Coquelln, an act of Horace and two acts or rite Mutant nropti. Tne actresses wore morning dress, and the actors the tati-ciats and white kid gloves of society, ihe effector which, when imported Into classical plays, was extremely depressing, uauoaret, straggling in such a cos tnme with the part of a flue old Koman father, was painrnny in at ease, ana tne illusion or the scene was of course entirely lost. Mad'llo Agar brought the performance te a close by singing the 'Marseil laise' as she aione can sing it, though she too eviaentiy felt tne loss or that conventional cos tume which, as a neighbor remarked to me. "mal es her show her fine arms " The manly and moving strains of the great chant seem particularly appropriate in Wad lie Agar's month, for, with her swarthy skid, burning mack eyes, and wild gestures, she looks the very impersonation of that spirit wnicn Jtouget ae risie nrBi iransiatea into me ortv. Many times a day has the song been heard during the last three months, but It has lost none of its effect, and the audience visibly trembled with ex citement when the trumpet-like chorus arose. At an experiment, the openlDg of the thoa're was a great success, so great that not a place was to be had three hours after the performance had been announced. The 111 California Prize. Fi hk the San Vraiwixro Chronicle, Yesterday the office of Dore tt Teters waa thrown into a riutierby the presentation of No. ir4,077, the ticket w bleu won "the Dig prize." It waa eagerly scanned, turned, twisted, compared with the ' stuns," ana pronounced an correct, and then a check or the amount won was made out ami olaoed iu the hands of a member of the firm of Seligutaa CO. A I.ETTKR FROM MR. 11ELI.W AN. The following letter has been received by the Arm or ellBlli!ln co., in tnisciry: New Voiik. ov. if, 1870. Messrs. J. W. SHlgtnan A t o.. en Francisco uear sirs: vve oeg to hand you inclosed (through Wells, Fargo Co.'b mail) the lucky ticket i tue ."aa rrancitco i.iorary Lottery, iso. i.')4.ui t, neing a mu uckei oi nve coupons, pur chased by our Theodore Heliman, and by him trans- ferred to our Jesse Scligman, for which you will plciise cohect the grand prize of f 100,000, coin, from the Treasurer of the bank of California. Ten thousand dollars of this amount la tone ex pended Immediately for charitable objects JftOOO In Ban FranclS'-o and ir.000 in Nw York. The first mentioned we leave to your juiicious distribution, not lorireiung me Ahvium lor me enuu. W e have taken the precaution of having two true coi les of said tickets taken by a contnlssloner for the Stat of California, out of which you wiil get. the other we reserve. We are, dear sirs, vours, very truly, i. vr. bkl ujian a co. Lively Correspondence. We find the following lively correspondence in the Vattoon ( I il.) J'iu Mini: Pii-kk Citv, oct. 1, 1S7H Mr. s. P Warren: F.ii- closed lind 110 for apothecaries License. I cannot understand whv 1 should be compelled to pay a tax that my neighbors have not paid. The other drug store nas not paid tne tax tins year or ia.si. if you have attempted a black male on me I will have redress; if 1 cannot get it by law, I will bave It some other way. 1 suppose I will have to nav the tax and not others, but I shall know why. But I shall pay it protesting t j tlm injustice of the claim. ur. a. j. dual. RKH.y. Ixpa, 111.. Oct. 4, 17. f)r. A. J. Boat. Piper City: Your letter of the 1st lust., enclosing fiotopay vour special tax as apotnecary. nas been received. i;nelr ed find your receipt, also my picture, with my weight i'20tl oounas); piease take a goon look at it before you fully make up your mind what yon will do. Yours, c. r. yy KHUN, uep. vol. A NEW MOTOR. Street Cnr Rna kr t'omirened Air The Bra. I Three Cent 'are at Hand. The Chicago He publican of the 81st Instant says: Hleoksas If a new era In Intramnral transporta tion, if not in all locomotion, had arrived, with the invention and practical application In Chicago, on Saturday last, of Myers' patent pneumatic street car. The problem how to convey passengers thr mgh large cities wlthoat the expense of horses or the danger ana inconvenience or steam engines 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 aohieved the object for which he aimed, and npon October is, lb70, received a patent npen bis pneumatlo street car. The compressed air ts contained In four tanks built into the room of the car. Three of these tanks are for general tiBe, while the fourth contains a re serve, to be nsed only in cases of necessity. The tanks are bnilt of copper, capable of holding, In all, lt30 cubic feet of air, and of withstanding 250 punds pressure to the square inch. The number and size of tanks can e Increased or lessened, according to the distance required to be run. The machinery, consisting of twe small engines Similar in construction to the ordinary steam en gine, but 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. THE TRIAL. On Saturday afternoon last a trial of the pneu matic car was made, from the Hyde Park dummy station, on tne cnicago city itauroad. "Thirty passengers got aboard, and, with a slight turnmg of the lever, were off on the trial trip. The first mile, which was a little up grade, was ran In 9 minutes and 40 seconds, at an expense of 40 pounds of air. After running three miles, and with but twenty pounds of air remaining in the tanks, th engines were started as readily as at first, and Btrill continued to work when the gauge Indicated bat three pounds. The entire distance made waa three miles and a quarter, and the tune required a trine over tnirty nunutes. i ne greatest satisfaction was ox pressed by all present. An opinion that it would REVOLUTIONIZE TIIE STRKET-CAK BUSINESS was freely expressed by everybody, and certainly with good reason. The additional expense of lilting up cars with the necessary fixtures, together with the machinery for supplying the air, would be com pensated for by the fewer number of cars required to do the same amount of work; the time mad j ny the pneumatic car being much quicker In fact, as fast as safety will permit. Then agaio, the large Mimner or norses requiring teen, care, and driving could be disposed of at less than hair their 0 )8t, anl more tnan meet tiie expense or tne cnange. REMARKABLE SUICIDE. The Wire of a Prominent Citizen of Clitengo Jteromrs Jnnane and Fhrowa llernelf Over Nlnaitta Foils. Tne tale which commenced with the advertising of Mrs. T. M. Avery, in the Hcpubliran of Saturday, has a terrible and tragical ending. Mrs. Avery disap peared at 4-30 o'clock o'clock on Friday afternoon, and search for ber was immediately instituted. A CLEW. During the forenoon a telegram was received by the police authorities from Niagara Falls, asking whether a man named T. M. Avery resided in Chi cago, and saying that a woman, who bad registered her name at one of the hotels at the Fulls as Mrs. Hill, had left a letter there for him, previous to hav ing committed suicide. Mr. C. E. 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. TIIR WORST FEARS REALIZED. The reply established beyond ad doubt that the writer of the letter waa Mrs. Avery. The particu lars, so lar as known, are as ioiiowh: .jirs. Avery arrived at the Falls on (Saturday night, and regis tered as Mr?, J I ill, as before stated. Not hing in ber c uduct excited notice on the part of those who witnessed ber arrival. Yesterday morning she left the house, going towards the Falls, and was seen to THROW HERSELF OVER into the boiling mass of waters. She waa, of course, swept oeyona an cnauce or eariy recovery, ana no doubt dashed to pieces npon the rocks below Nothing indicating that the body bad been recov ered naa ueen 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 nas ever since appeared delected, andMinaglued her- sen a ouroen io ner irieuiis min 10 nerseir. Mno nail made no effort to take ber life, but a constant watch was kept upon ner movements. Tne untortunate laay naa a very large circle of ac quaintances. Air. Thomas i. Avery, tne oereavea nusoana, is one of our best-known citizens, prominent lu the lumber trade, wealthy, and a Christian man, llbsral in mind ana putse. me present is tne second tra gical event which bas visited hia near kindred witnin a Drier period, a nrotner naviug committed self-da- struct 1' n at Toledo only a few months since, lie bas the warm and heartfelt sympathy of tho entire WESTOVS WALK. Progress of the Tank In New York. At half-past 10 o'clock last night, Weston, havlnz concluded his eightieth mile, retired to rest. The iinjbiciaiiB in attendance men examined nis condi tion, aud found that bis health was in no way af- itcted ny nis exertions, ma puiae waa run ana tegular, and uo signs of weakness were found, lie at once went to oen, ana very snoruy leu luto a sound sleep. At two minutes oeiore nve o ciocs ibis morning he leituis room, ana, wuuooi nreatiug ins last, re sumed bis walk, lie walked rapidly untl two minutes before seven o clock, by winch time be had completed leu miles, lie then rested for teu min utes, sitting aowu in a cnair, wiiu nis feet resting on a table, and covered with a warm ruy. At tight minutes pun seven o'clock he left his seat aud again resumed nis waia, mcpping aiong easily aud appa rently uucont-cious of fatigue. At thirty-three minute past seven o'clock, how ever, be iiegan to reel tne errects of nig etf irta uud was compelled, ny violent ueaoacne, to desist, lie accordingly stopped, abd alter rest lug three- quarters of an hour his appetite returned, aud he ate a hearty breakfast of broiled chlckeu aud eirits. At five minutes past nine o'clock he waa able to re turn e, aud walktd with greater ease to himself than he had done oeiore. lie now set nunseir hard at work, and maintained a steady pace. At twenty minutes to two o'clock he bad completed bia one iiuuartd and tenth mile, having walked thirtj mllea Bince no naruu in a iiuirnii'g. lie then took another rest, and again lav with his Ugs up, covered with rugs au t blankets, lid refused to order his dinner at that time, but asked for crack ers and tea, which were brought to biin. aud of w hich be paringly partook. Having lost one hour aud a half this morning while Buffering from headache, it was appareut that be would have to make up the aeucienc.y. The spectators then were rather surprised when. after sitting for a quaiter of an hour, he step. ped on to the track and begau to walk round at a very easy, almost a slow pace. At this time he cer tainly w 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 slat ted off at au extraordinary pace. At thia moment the band tiegan to play the hackneyed air of "Slioo Fly." The music seemed to have a most inspiring enct upon Weston, who increased his pace continually, until he waa walking at the rate of seven miles an hour, aud even this great pice he freouentlv exceeded. Several men tried to walk by bis side, but were compelled either to stop or to break into a run. -V. 1'. 1'ont lout tocning. A scarcity of money 18 jNasnvulea com plaint. A larsre irrocery merehaut says that. with a stock of 100,000, bis cash receipts for one dav amounted to i'i. Two negroes in Cuthbert, Ceorgla, had butting match the other day. After sixty four rounds they became disgusted with the mono tony of the thine and tiuit. The thousand Chiuamen who are working on the Chattanooga Kailroad, in Alabama, do not give satisfaction, and the experiment U not likvly to be repeated in that section. SECOND EDITION THE WAR IN FRANCE. Siege of X&ontmcdv liaised. French and Prussian Movements. The Eastern Question. England Has no Sufficient Army. Her Allies Arc Bankrupt What then will England Do ? CtC, Ktc.t Etc. Etc. litC FROM EUROPE. TUB WAlt IN FRANCE. The Klece or Montmedy Raised. London, Nov. 23. Reports of military move ments in the North of France have been re ceived this morning quite encouraging for the French. It is reported that the Prnssians who bare been besieging Montmedy and Mezieres for the past few days have suddenly raised the eicge and gone towards the interior of France. Expected Altnek on Mile. The city of Lille is well armed, provisioned, and garrisoned. Tho citizens are expecting a Eicge, and the manufacture of mitrailleuses and other arms is actively goini; on in the town. Lille is a firet-claes fortification, nud is thought by engineers to be nearly as etrong as Metz and StraBburg. Four French iron-rlads. are In port at Torbay, and another is at Drix- ham taking in coal. Affnfrs In Paris. Brussels, Nov. 23. The Indepewlnnee Beige of this city bas dates from Paris to tho l'JLh, received by balloon. It is said that an organi zation called the Civic Guard, composed mainly of foreigners, has been completed in Paris. Many of the inhabitants who are fit for service bare aUo 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. Tho morale of the people was excellent. For two days the Prussians had been firing on the engineers who were at work in front of Fort Ivry. lorta Van- nes and Issy returned the fire. Vic tot y of thp Fritne-Tlrenrs. The Franc-tl'eura surprised the Prussians near Banget on the IStb, killing four of them. The Germans were massing on the northern Bide of the tlty, near 8t. Denis. The people of Pari have not heard anything from Tours since the 24th of October. Tbe PruHstun Advitnee. London, Nov. 23. Advices from Tours have been received up to Tuesday, tho 22d Instant. The day before the Mobile Guard opposed the Prussians four hours before giving way. Tbe PrufBlans threaten Nogent le Rotron and Le Mans with a force three thousand strong. Another force is moving towards Argentan. The German line extends from Senochea to Auxerre, taking in Dreux. It is denied that tho army of the Loire is to move towards Paris. The commands of Bour- baki and Fiery and Michel in the north of France bave been suppressed, and the entire district assigned to General Farre. French military iMoveinerls. General Bourbaki is expected at Toara to command the 16th army corps in the army of tbe Loire. General Manteuffel's presence at Glsors pre vents General Bourbaki from joining his new command. TIIE EAHTEItN QUESTION. Turkey Anxious to Avoid it Conflict. Cnnbtantinoplb, o v. 21. It ia believed that the Sublime Porte is anxious to avoid a conflict with Russia, and ia urging the great powers to consider the demands made by Russia. Anstrta lietllu Rendy. Vienna, Nov, 21. The soldiers whose terms of service bave expired are only dismissed on furlough, in view of possible complications on the Black ea difficulty. Fsaland Has No Army for Foreign Mervlee. London, Nov. 23. .The M iseow papers are lees Insoleut and confident than those of St. Petersburg. The Dnke of Cleveland writes to the Times this moruiog arguing against a war between England and Russia. The Bullish, he says, have no army for foreign service. England hafl no allies but Austria and Turkey, and they are both bankrupt. It is reported here to-day that Turkey, f r the sake of peace, is aaxious to have the Black st a opened, the course recommended at Vlecna. KiikhlnMlll he Reanoaablo. The Ttlegraph this morning aaya that the Rus sian reply is expected on Thursday. It is gene rally thought it will not be unfriendly. AuNtrlu and Italy. Some official statements have been received from Vienna to-day. It is denied that Austria has proposed a conference relative to the Eastern questlou. It is also denied that Italy declines toco-operate with England and Austria for en forcing tbe provisions of the Paris treaty. Tho ie itloro tVarllko. London, Nov. 23-1 30 P. M. Tho news is moro w arlike again to-day. At this hour there is considerable excitement at tbe Stock Ex change, arid the market for American securities and railway shares is flat. The rumor is nor current of a hostile despatch from Russia, which has bad a paralysing effect on the street. This Mornlna's Quotations. TiKnnK. Nov. 8imo A. M Onsols opened at W3 for both money and account. Ainaricm securities quiet ana steady: u. o-"s oi iooj, k.V! of lfwifi. old. 8TV(: and Of 1867, blrf : 10-4US. 86. (Stocks are steady; Krie, 1'; Illinois Ceu- trai, in; u.-eat western, A i ivinpniii. Nov. aii-ao A. M. Cotton buoy. ant; middling uplands, '.d.; middling Orleaua, ,d. The sales to-day are estimated at 15,000 bales. Corn, Big.sis. 8d. FROM NEW YORK. Cloftlna of the 4 anal. Albany, Nov. 23. At the meeting of the Canal Commissioners held on Mondav, it was resolved to close the canals on Thursday, De cembers. new York Money and Htoek market. Nbw Yoas. Nov. S3. Stocks steady. Mouey 4 86 per cent Gold, lllft. b-vm, lseg, conpon, lUTtf; do. 1S4, do., 167; do. 1805, do. 107 x; do. isjs, new, m.v; do. 187, io!; do. lno.s; 10-40. 108)0 ; Virginia 6s, new, 62 ; Missouri 6s, l ; Canton Co.. 66; Cumberland preferred, 80; N. Y. Cen tral and Hudson River, Si Hi Erie, S4; Reading, 161 Adams Express Co., W,'! Mlchldn Central, 180 v; Michigan Southern, 9S','; Illinois Central, 136; Cleveland and Pittsburg, 106 y ; Chicago and Knck Island, lllv; Pittsburg aud Fort Wayne, 9s;-t ; Western Union Telegraph, 42.',. New York Produce market. Niw York, Nov. 28. Cotton active and Irregular; sales 4008 bales uplands at lBjtfc. ; Orieni at. 17 !. rtoar easier; sales ONio barrels State at f490t46-9r; Ohio at $.'. 806 so; W estern at 4'oAR-60 ; Southern at .Vi(i'2r. Wheat dull and market favor buyers; sales er rosoo bushels new sprlnsr at Sl-SJai-ss; red Western at l-40(dl-42; wkite Michigan attl'Ro. i ern an vanctng ana stock scarce ; Bates uv.uvo bushels new mixed W estcra at o91c. ; old at 4c. Oats firmer; sales It3,ooo bnsheis Ohio at cs(S64c.; Western at 63(Sso. Beef dull. Pork nominal Lard quiet. Whisky quiet at 87c Baltimore Prodneo market. Baltihorb. Nov. 83 Cotton Arm at 116VC Floor dull and less firm. Wheat dull : choice whioe. Sr7v3l'tt; g"d te prime, 11-461-611; prime to choice rea, ft tiei-ie; fair to goon, f i-3ti-w; ceromoa. fl'lo$tl-40; Ohio and Indiana, f 1-30.1-33. Corn Jinn; white, 80c. ; yellow, 83c. - Oat firm at M(if3. Rye better at 70e$5?, Mess Pork quiet; old, 126; lew, f'24-fifl. Bacon firm; clear sides, 18)tfc ; shnulriers, lfiVAl5jc: no elear rla offered; hann, S1494C Lard quiet at irl5,'c Whisky steudy at sue. A EOT MURDEREU. Trial ofa Boy Ten Years Old for .Tlanslanakter lie IS Acqmura, John Bntler, the lad who killed Angnstns Than by striking him with a base-ball bat on the 1st of Aueost last, was tried In the Hudson county (N. J.) Conrt of Sessions jesteraay npon the Indictment for manslaughter which the Grand Jury had found against bim. The prisoner, a bright boy ten years of ape, came In court, accompanied by his mother, who had walked with the ofllcers and her son from the .jail. 1 he case was opened by District-Attorney urres- ton. who briefly recited the circumstances connected with the tragedy. John Ketter testlibd that the dece ased Than, a boy of 12 years, and Butler were together playing base ball, In the village or Green ville, on the 1st of August, when a dispute arose, ami r.utier struck i nau witn nis Dat on tue right side of the head. Mrs. Ilntler, who witnessed the blow, came and held yoong Thau after he was hurt until he had recovered irom the dizziness occasioned by the blow. T hau afterw ards went, to his home. Mi h. .lohattna ltenner testified that, fr r tnx fir-it. blow was struck Butler attempted to strike again, bnt his mother stopped hUW. Mrs. 'i nau, tne mother oi tne uean noy, restitiO'i thst her son went out to get Ice cream, and. that sho saw no more or him until late in tne arternoou uo m b( r return home from an- afternoon call, when she found him cry leg and complaining of hcuUutie ; she pnt mm to nt-d ana applied a mustard niistr to hi ston acta and Ico to his head; at day light on the fol lowing morning Blio summoued Dr. Wilkinson; at, noon her son became delirious, and at midnight dHd. Mrs. Than was deeply affected, aad gave her testi mony in tears. Dr. Wilkinson testified that Than died from con cussion of the brain, caused by a blow from a blank instrument. Mrs. Margaret Butler, the mother of the prisoner. the only one who was near the boys at the time of tne quarrel, ueposeo mat a iiuie ooy came to ner in the afternoon of the day of the fata1, quarrel, and Informed her that augustus Thau hail knocked ber son down and was beating and kicking him. She Immediately went ont and met Johnny, who came limping towards her. Them ugustus came op and cnmmenesd ti ex plaiu the mutter, wtien Johnny told hlni that he HmI. Augustus replied, giving Johnny tho 1'", npon which Johnny struck him with the oar. Wit ness took the bat from her son. jShu afterwards asked AngnstiiB to let her see his tie-id. He did ho, and threatened to murder Johnny if he caught bim. On the part of the de'ense no testimony was offered, Mr. Wlnlleld basing his defense npon the claim that the prisoner was too young to be respon sible for tne need. Juriee Baudolpn charged ths jury, an I after an absence pf ten minutes they returns 1 a verdict of '.Not guuty.-j North Carolina's State debt Is (18,000.000. Accoiding to the new police system iu New Haven, no unmarried man will be allowed to serve upon tbe force. It is estimated mat zu,uuu sheep and 4000 head of battle hare been driven out of Aroos took county, Maine, the present season. Tbe latest sensation in Nashville is an open top carriage, a pair of black chargers, a driver In livery, covered an over witn brass buttons On the inside of the carriage are two prettv ladies and a gentlemau, engaged in the sale of priee candy packages, each of which is war ranted to contain a goia or silver coin, irom tw enty-five cents to ave dollars in cold. A meeting or prominent citizens or mey Haven has been held to devise some means to bring tbe claims of the Yale Sclentifle School before tbe citizens oi Jew naven. it was siatei that tbe work of latt year had added 70, 000 to its funds, but there was still a pressing need of money, it was ueciuea to appoint a committee to wait upon those who are able to contribute to its aid. and ask tnem to ao so. A tieruian namea Dyers came to gnei in Milwaukee on Saturday. He had put away in an old cnest, among reiuse papers aim rags, tWO ia Government bonds, which fact he had jealously concealed from his wife. She, like a tidy housekeeper, desiring to get tho rub'iisu out of the w ay. sold the mass lo a ragpicker. and thus disappeared the boarded earnings of Tears, for the rairplcker cannot oe I umi. IU lireeu cuuuir, mo uiurr anj, ijuie lads at one of tbe district schools smoked a skunk in a hollow tree until it becainu i iseasi l.lx. u. t-n thv carried it to the school-hoime. and put it iu tbe teacher s desk, which was the rrixisitorv of all the school books. The antui il remained there from Saturday night until Mon day morning, when the teacher rolled desk and all out or aoors, ana ronca nis cioines into bole in the ground. HIAIUi; AN 11 JOU.71liKCU. vanixa TcutocupB omof,l Woduesd. Kov. , 187U. I Owlne to the national holiday to-iiu row public business will bo suspended, and all o!Hos where Plate, citv, or national nnstnes is trans acted will be closed. Our usual market and financial ret orts will, of course, be omitted The money market I rather more active, as the wants of to-morrow bave to be provided for in advance, but we notice no prutsure for loaus that mav not be readily supplied at esL-tlng rates. Call loans are active at 5? per tent., according to collaterals, nua prime dis counts on snortjdates atvy per cent, for well endorsed paper. Oold is more active and stronger. Sales at 1115 and closed at 113. Govtrnmeut bonds are still firm, with a gene ral advance on nil tne new oonds. Stocks continue active and strong. In State loans there were sales of the 6, Ural series, at 104f, and third do. at 107. City bs, old bouds, chanted bauds at 101 and new do. at W-SH. In Reading Railroad the sales were Jrre at oOS 50 W, tbe latter b. o.; reuusylvani was lu nood request, with some sales at 50; Ca.ndeu and Amboy sold at 115; Lehlirh Valley at W1 aud Catawlssa preferred at 37.1. b. o ; 2 was offered for fbiladelphia and Lrie, and 45,' for North I'ennsvlvaula. Canals were very quiet, with a solitary sale of l.etiieh at HHU. b. o. Ihe balance of tbe list attracted some attea tlon. but the transactions were unimportant. Messrs. ! Hvsk fc Uhothrb, No. so It. Third street, Philadelphia, report tbe folio wing quotations TJ. S. 68 Of 19SI, 3 (113i ; do. 1P62, 1077167 V ! do. 1P64, 11 V107 r i 'lo- aW5ai 106Tii107 ' 5 do. 186 new, 109Hi09i ; do. 1867, do, 109 vjji0!v s do. 1868, do. 109XOS109V; 10-40. 106si06',. U. 3. so Year per cent Cmrrenoy, 110 s ,4110;; Gold, a 112; Bllver, lOMSlof: Union Pacific Railroad 1st Mort. Bonds, 8V!0830 ; Central Taclflo Kallroad. 90N491S: Union Pacific Land Grant Bonds. 7ltx730. MI88R8. William Vaintkb Co., No.Sfl . Third street, rsport the following quotations: U. 8. 6a of 1681. 118i, 113i ; IV SOS Of 1868, 107107 ; do. 1864. H7107; do. 1868, 107S(4107V; do., Jnly, W 1091,116!) ; do., July, 1867. 10,.109Jrfj do. Jnlv. 1868, 10 V ; 68, 10 40, 10f.,V(4H6i; ; U. s. Pacini RR. Cy. 6a, uiiAiuy Hold, Indiana. Nabb siIjAdnkr, Brokers, report this morning W, 1,1 UUUWUU1U OB lUUWOTO i 10-00 A. M. 10-S8 A. M. .118V .113 in:.' .118 .111'.' .118 10-08 " , 10-10 " , 1018 " ..ill? ..lll?i ..111 ..118 ..U1i ..ll'i ll-'0 " 1114 11 1 " 10 96 10- 86 11- 82 i2-io r. m, 12-82 " i PHILADELPHIA STOCK EXCHANGE SALES. Reported by De Haven Bro., No. 40 S.Thlrd street. FIRST BOARD. lfK)6 City 6s, Old. ..loi 97 Bb O ft A R .ls. IM6 do 101 I'iooo do 101 s3wn....H5 70 so Penna R..ls. 69 86 do Is. 69 300 do.... Is. 85. 09 200 do Is. 69 800 do...ls.bC0. 69 nosh Read... sr wh. lots.... Ml 9t 106 do 036. 50 94 700 do is. MX 100 do 2d. MlJi 8 Sh Phil A T R.18.118 869 sh Lch N.b39.1s .I'-! 1 sh Leh V R.... nav 160 sh Cat Pf. ,.bC0. 17 V 13000 do 18.101 iWMo Am Gold 113 irooo do 03.118 trsoo rata, Sd se...io7 tiooocity 6a New.iosM IHCOA d 1S.102H I.'SOO do 2-1.1Q2K isooo Pa A N Y C 78 lB.O.. 99V Sbtl278Leh 6S, 134.. 83i 1129-Sl do 83 liooo Pa 6s, t BO....104M fCOOO C A Am 6s, 89 98X Philadelphia Trade lleport. ; Wednesday, Nov. 23. Seeds Cloverseed con tinues In fair demand, and 800 bushels sold at tv.'.e for inferior op to 10-40 fsr choice. Timothy may be qnoted at t4-735. Flaxseed Is in demand by the crushers at 82-10(5,2-13, Bark In the absence of sales we quote No. 1 (Jnercltron at $26 per ton for common brands. me nourmarKei remains quiet, out prices are without quotable change. Tho aeaiand is mostly from the local trade, w ho pur ihase only eunuirh to snpply their immediate wants. Sales of no barroli, mciuuioir rancy western extras at f.V87,v; lowa and Wisconsin extra family at S5-TM6; Minnesota do. do. at C'2,')(ii0 60; Pennsylvania do. do. at f 06-60 ; In diana and Ohio do. do. at tU'Wi": and fancy brands at J7 2&8, as In quality. Rve Kiourniav be quoted at ICHvfj-i2k ; 50 barrels sold at tiie former rate. Prices of Corn Meal are nominal: 900 barrels Ursndywine sold on private term. The wheat market is devoid or spirit, and prices favor buyers. (Sales of 400 biiHhels Indiana red at ti-40; 400 bushels Pennsylvania do. at Kl-JB; and some white at iirHi W). itye is steady at 03e. for Western. Com Is qultt at former rates. Sales of SHOO buBhels at SSoiic. for old yedow; 78fvic. for new do.; and SJtokOc. for old Western mixed, (tuts are dull. Small sales at &3yj55c for i'enny Wa ll In and Western. Whisk; is hi ia at one. ror Western wood-bound. N. Y. MONEY MA It KB f VES TEltUAV. From the. N. Y, JUrtiUi. 'The cold market wns steady and in the mala Strorg, the large 'short' interest presenting an ob stacle at present to a suanen or very marked de cline in the price. The course of our bonds in Lon don tc-dar was closely watched, and every change there feund a reflection here; but fluctuations were modified by tho prevaleace of the short' interest lust referred to, aud hence the limit thereof to so narrow a margin as only ttree-eiphtlis per ceut.lt seems that the extreme quotations for the live-twenties of '62 in London. (inr se issues oeing moBi lurpeiy nein mere) wereSTJi and H'. The later wa the openlug a. id closins price. The price was made in termed lately, and was tne occasion oi tne rise in Kia from iuk to 112 Just as the closing quotation e( was tht occa sion or its decline irom ill to ill & again. The ro- coveiy of consols since ihe height of the recent agitation is snout per ceut., the latest quotaliou to tiny belmr 92a;f. "l here w as a neitt-r uemann ror mouey. and most borrowers paid six percent, without nemta'ion; but tue iiansaciious ai nvu pci ccul. were annost as nu merous, while outstanding loans at that rate were notaeneraliy disturbed, rue rate on Government collaterals was live per cent- as a rule, bat there were the usual except lous to the large Oovcrnuacnt dealers, with whom balances were left at four per cent. Commercial paper is In request, prime names more especially, moiny lenders haviug absorbed the choice grades. First-class acceptances are readily negotiable at 7rt7f pr cent 'The foreign exchange inatket was dull despite the fact that it whs tho day for the largest remit tances of the week, and rates were heavy on the basis of 109 for prime bankers' sixty day sterling, and 110 for sight bills. Night bills were without de mum!, and the latter quotation is nominal. Sixty day prime bills sold at 109 V, less 1-10. 'The Government list was steady, with a firm un dertone. The '67s and 'C8s were higher. The im proved feeling was due to the recovery in and more buoyant characterof tli London market " LATEST SJIirmU INTELLIU EXCB. For additional Marin e lnnidt Pvei. (By TeUtjrapK) . ' Kiw YOM, Nov. iJ. Arrived, steamship West phalia, Irom Hamburg. PORT OF PHILADELPHIA NOVEMBER 23 BTiTS OF TBEBKOH SrBH AT TUB BVBN1NO TXLROHAPH orsicK. T A. M 49 11 A. M 6J I 3 P. M 61 CLEARED TUIS MORNING. Steamer 8araa, Jones, New York, W. M. Ualrd 4 Co. ARRIVED THia MORNING. gteamer E. N. Fairchlld, Trout, ti hours from New York, with mdse. to Win. M. Balrd A Cu. btuamerJ.& Bhrlver, Webb, 1 hours from Baltl more, with mdse. and passengers to A. Oroves, dr. KU-amer Frank, Pierce, 84 hours from New l'ork, with mdse. to W. M. Haird & Co. Steamer Authrauite, Green, 34 hours from New York, with mdse. to W. M. Uaird Co. , ISteamer liars, Omiuiey, 24 hours from No York, with mdse. to w. W. baird A Co. Schr Tecumseh, Hall, ft dujs from D:irlfn, Ga, with lumber to Bouder A Adams -vessel u Worrcn h. Uregg. Kchr Kdward Lamcyer, Gorman, is days from Are clbo, P. H., with sugar and raolttsses to John Mason & Co vtstel to knifcht fc Sonc. Schr Edward Kidder, bacon, from Bath, Me., with Ice to Knickerbocker Ice Co. Schr Cyrus l-'ossnt, Harding, from New York. Hchr Reading RK. No. 40, Davis, from Norwich. tJcbr Thomss Clyde, Cain, from Boston. Kchr E. A L. Cordery, Jiaboock, do. BE-Tovr. Brig C. V. Williams, notu Ciiaileston. 8POKEN.' Nov. 4. 1st. 43, long. 40 25, ship Cultivator, from New York lor Liverpool. Special Dispatch to The Evening TrUxtraph. . lUVKK-DK-GKACK, Nov. 83. The following boats left this morning in tow : 11. W. Shumau, with lumber to Taylor A Betts. Sylvan Stream, with lumber to I). B. Tayl ir A Son. W ni. Mackey, with lumoer to D. E. Trainer & Co. MEMORANDA. N. G. steamer Uuunria, uaa:k, for Hamburg, el d at New York yesterday. Steameis Virgo, bulkier, for Savannah; James Adger, Lockwood, lor Charleston; and Regulator, Freeman, for Wilmington, U. V., cleared at New York yesterday. Steamer Champion, Lockwood, from Charleston, at New York yesterday. bark Norton Stover, Bibber, hen.-e, at Boston 21 instant brig Mlonte Miller, hence, at Boston 211 Inst br. brig Uaidee, for Philadelphia, at Kljgstou, J a., 8th Inst. Brig Clara, Moller, hence, at St. John, N. B., 8ist iDBtant. S-.br Clara F. Wllley, hence, at Savannah yes terday. Schrs Traiislt, Racket, from Boston; " Isabella Thompson, Lndtc.ott. i-.i" PatucKet; and Willuva Colyer, Tavlor, from Providence, all for Philadelphia, passod Hei: Gate yesterday. Schrs Emily and Jeuny, Hewitt, hence for Boston ; White Foam, Peterson, do. lor New Haven: and Wary Louisa, Parker, do. for Bridgeport, pas-ied Hell Gate yesterday. - Schr casco Lodge, Pierce, hence, at Fall River 19th instant. Schr Vlnnle Repplier, Weeks, hence, at Ilarbadoes 1st tost. Hchr Slsope, Brown, hence, at St. John, N. B.,8iit t slant.