Newspaper Page Text
IEYISMN(G- n a -r i T-n nr hfc' A p w H Hi "IT JJ.O VOL. XV. NO. 5. PHILADELPHIA, FRIDAY, JANUARY 6, 1871. DOUBLE SHEET THREE CENTS. . J mm tfj JJ.U.jrU U JJ. r r V I FIRST EDITION The State of Gaulsbury. llestage of One of the Family. Important 'Railway Casa. The rciiiin. Central's Tributaries. Alexandria end Fredericksburg RR. Snowed Up on the Plains. liic. lite. Etc.. I2tc, lite THE SAULSBURTS. Onn of the Family, who ( (Governor of Dela. nnrtt Wends a Blesme lo I lie li"jlture of (he Diamond State Nome Choice Extracts Therefrom. We have been favored by Governor Gove Saulsbury with a neatly printed copy oi his biennial message to the Legislature of Delaware, and append such extracts as are of general in terest: The aggregate State debt now amounts to $1,022,000, and the debt less the investments of the State $557,850, a decrease of $48,000 during the last two years. It appears that there has been paid to the Treasurer, under the opera tion ot the acts of the Legislature to provide revenue for the State, passed at the session of S(!), the sum ot 1!20, 577-78, of which amount $25,854-25 have been received, undsr the opera tion o f the law of 1804, from the Philadelphia, Wilmington and Baltimore, and from the Junc tion and Breakwater Railroad Companies. The Governor discusses the disagreements with the railroad companies at length, calls l"r legisla tion on the oyster bed and fishing questions, re commends some modification of the law for fix ing the boundary line between Pennsylvania and Delaware, and recommends the establish ment of a penitentiary, the revision of the 6U tutes, and some legislation in regard to the com mon school system. On the subject of the recent election, he says: "I have learned through tho public prints, and also from the representation of reliable citizens, that there were on the day of the last general election in this State, persons at or near lite polls in Appoiuinimiuk Hundred, and several other votiDg places in this State, falsely claiming to act as marshals under authority from the Federal Government, and assuming the right to interfere with the lawfully chosen election officers In the discharge of their duties. I recommend the passage of a law making such an offense a felony, punishable with the for feiture of the right of suffrage, with such other penalties as the Legislature may deem expedi ent and proper, and tho application of its pro visions to all who may secure, solicit, or c courage the perpetration of such offense." 8AUI.SIRHY ON NATIONAL AFFAIIIS. Under the head of "Federal Affairs," we find the following choice commentary : "Tho people of this State are deeply inter ested in the management of Federal affairs, and have the right to insist upon a wise and just administration of the Federal Government under and within the limitations of tbe Consti tution, and to demand that neither intimidation nor coercion be resorted to to defeat or nullify the wish of the people of any State or any num ber of States having the right to speak in refer ence to any question where the iuterests of the whole are concerned. "In disregard of constitutional obligations, Congress and tho Federal Executive have sought, by revolutionary means, to centralize and consolidate all political power in their own bands by attempting to control elections in the States. Without the power by direct act to amend the Constitution or alter Its provi sions, and unable to secure the volun tary consent of the number of States requisite for that purpose, they have forced some of the Southern States to consent to proposed amendments of tho Constitution asa condition to representation in Congress, and have thereby nullified tho legally expressed will of other States whose cousent could not be Becured, and whose proper and legal relations with the Fede ral Government have never been interrupted. Such action is a fraud upon the non-consenting States and upon the people oi tne wnoie coun try. It is asubject of congratulation, however, that the people in the late elections rebuked these acts of usurpation and tyranny, and we may well Indulge the hope that the spirit of true patriotism will assert its superiority over party subserviency, and remove from power the representatives of a political organization which has failed, durine a period of five years of profound peace, to bring the country back to the healthy condition in which it found it at the time of us advent to power in ibou. SAl'LSBURY OX fclKFK AGE. On the suffrage question the Governor says: "The ouestlou ot suttrage lias received 8 much attention for the past few years, and was t-o fully discussed in the late political canvass in this 8tate, that I deem it unnecessary to do more than allude to the subject. Until recently no political party in the country has ventured to claim for the Federal Government any autho rity to determine the qualification of electors in the State, or to interfere with the just tights of the people of every State to determine air matters connected with their own local elections. The 'fifteenth amendment, adopted by fraud and coercion, and in opposi tion to the will of the white people of the coun try, has been condemned 'bv the popular voice in almost every State of the Union, and in none more signally than our own. Its effects upon both races mu6t prove injurious, aa- it is to be hoped that its condemnation by the people of the country will, at no distant day, lead to Us repeal as a part of the Federal Constitution." IJirORTAM RAILWAY CASE. The Investigation Into the Affairs of the Ale, andrla aod FrederlcUnburx Itndroad Cum. paay The I'eon.y I van la Ceutral UuobIbr a Mrslnla Had. J'iom the Jlii liriwiid Dispatch, Jau 5. The Committee on Roads of the Virginia Le gislature, at its session of January 4, iu com pliance with the following resolution of the House, took up the subject therein mentioned: "llesolctd. That the Committee on Roads, etc., be instructed to inquire and report to tho House how many shares of the capital stock of n, Alexandria and Fredericksburg Railroad rnmnanv have been regularly subscribed for o,.,.f.rHin.r to law. and what payments in cash have been bona Jide made into the treasury of the comvany on account of such subscription find ni-.t nil.hHilllCll tlv received therefrom by any of the said subscribers or by their authority; for how many shares of stock certificates have been iafciicri tiv the aid coiDDauv or by any olllcer thereof, und for what consideration such certifl tales have been Issued; also, to what amount, at their par value, the bonds of the said company have been issued, sold, or otherwise disposed of, I und at wh at rale of discount; to whom the said bonds have been issued, and what was the co i eiderallon received for the same." rREBlDENT ROBEUT8 TESTIFIES. George L. Roberts, President of the Alexan dria and Fredericksburg Railroad, testitied: The attention of the Pennsylvania Central Rail road Company was attracted to this road from the fact that their line was locked up at Balti more, and they were unable to make satisfac tory arrangements to get freight and passen gers through to Washington. That company is now building a lino from Baltimore to Washing ton under a charter from the Maryland Legisla ture. When we got to Washington we found we were still as bad off. There was a gap between Alexandria and Fredericksburg which there had been no effort to fill. It was subject to interrup tion from ice in winter, and was unreliable. Parties approached the Pennsylvania Central with an ofier to tell the franchise of the Alex andria and Fredericksburg Railroad. Mr. Lincoln was the party, and said that he had control of the charter. We examined the mat ter, and found that the charter was Imperfect; that $100,000 had been expended on tho road, and that $210,000 had been issued by tho com- Eany to Day for it. We told Mr. Llncola that If e would get the charter perfected and made so as to extend to the end of the Long Bridge, and would bring us all the bonds and stock of the company, we would pay him $80,000. Iu the early part of June, 1870, he brought to us the charter, perfected as we wished, except a proviso that the line from Alexandria to Washington should not be constructed until the line from Alexandria to Fredericksburg had been com pleted. This proviso, which was objectionable, be explained by saying that it was inserted by another interest to glve them the advantage of a few months' more control of the trallic. We accepted the charter. Mr. Lincoln then brought us all the bonds, stocks, etc., of tho company, and the resignations of the President and directors. I then gave him my check for $40,000. We since changed a part of the loca tion of the road and are now working on it. In tho early part of the spring we thought we could make connection at Fredericksburg with the Ricemond and Fredericksburg Rail road Company. Mr. Moncnre Robinson told me that he owned stock enough in the Richmond, Fredericksburg, and Potomac liallro.td, and controlled enough held in England, to carry any point he might promise. That company desired to build the first ten miles of the road, and Mr. Scott, our agent, agreed to it. I should not have done it. The agreement entered into be tween the Richmond, Fredericksburg, and Potomac Railroad was that the two roads should be run as a unit, and wo should have the right To put agents any where Couth to solicit freight for aiiy point North, the Richmond, rredericksburg and Potomac Railroad Company to receive its pro rata. Mr. Robinson submitted the proposition to Mr. Daniel, President of his road, and after wards said it was rejected and gave several reasons for it, one of them that he owned seve ral steamers, and the Pennsylvania Central might put freight down so as to render them useless. We then made another propostion to lease the Richmond, Fredericksburg, and Potomac Railroad, and pay to the shareholders 7 per cent. Ibis was refused. W e then ottered to buy out the stock nt 50 per cent, above the market pilbe. That was refused. We offered to buy Dts stock, ana nxea tne price at $4,w;u,lUU. ot course this was out ot ttie question. We could build a road at half the money. He estimated tbe value ot the road at $3,000,000. and its not being taxed by tho State at $1,000,000 additional. We didn't believe that the State would long exempt It lrom taxation, and thought the value set was fictitious. We then saw no other way but to apply to tho Legis lature, and wo now propose to build a road from the end of the Long image to liicnmond to carry passengers from Richmond to Washington at one-balf the price and in one-half the time. We are forced to ask this from the Legislature in view of our investments in Virginia. We understood that Mr. Robinson was able to sink, and was sinking, his interests in the roads in which he was interested in order that he might make his property in steamboats more valuable. With reference to the legality of the com pany whose roaa we purchased, that question has been tried in two courts with, to us, success ful resultP. We knew nothing, and suspected nothins. of fraud. All the agent who sold to us contracted to do, he did in good faith, and got his money. We have 6een nothing to move us from our belief that the company was legal, and the transaction pertcctiy lair. All tne stocks, bonds, etc., brought to us we investigated and believed to be correct; and believing so, we stand upon the legality of our position. a HE MONEY ALREADY l'AID MY THE PENNSYL VANIA CENTRAL. We have paid for this road $80,000; $15,000 for cccineenne and $20,000 for a turnpike road which wo intend to use. We supposed that If there was anvthmir wrong in the original cuar ter the Legislature would have cured it when it revived the eharter. We never had any Fusmcion of fraud in the matter. It is one nun dred miles by the road we wish to build from Alexandria to Richmond, about sixty miles shorter tLan the present route. Mr. Moucure Robinson is going on to build the ten miles of road, expecting to connect with us at the end of it. THE PENNSYLVANIA CENTRAL COMPANY IIAS C ONTRACTED TO TAKE $400,000 IN BONP3 of the Alexandria and Fredericksburg Railroad Company at liar. It backs that road in its con struction from Alexandria to Richmond. The monev is already collected for that purpose and is now out at interest (12 per cent). I paid 47 for comincr here from Washington. We can carry passengers between Richmond and Wash ington at $;i 2a, ana passengers can go to vV ashintrton and return in a day. In relation i tn frplirlita T wnn I.I r:iv that the nassencer rates on tbe Richmond, r redcricksburg, and Potomac Railroad are double what are cbareed on Northern lines, and the rateB on freight rather more than double, ine roaas throughout the South charge more than is charged up North, which probably accounts for the condition of the boutbern roaas. u we are allowed to eo on buildimr the road from Rich mond to ibe Lone: Bridge, we can nnisn it in nt teen or eighteen mouths. There are 100 or 150 men at work on tbe road. The reason morels not under contract is the delay occasioned by relocating tbe road. 1 am Vice-President of the Pennsylvania Central road. WEDDED WOE. A ltlch Petition lor Divorce. The lollowing is an exact copy, says the Mem phis Avalanche of Tuesday last, of a petition for divorce recently tiled in the First Chancery Court of this city. While it may be wanting in purnpstfipR?. there Is no lack or numor: Sarah W vs. Randal W , alias Ran- dal P Your DetltioDer. who has been for two years and is now a resident of Memphis, represents to your Honor that on or about 23d October, 180'J, the was lawfully married with defendant, Ran dal W , who sometimes calls himself Randal P , also a resident of Memphis, and has made him a dutiful and obedient wife. They lived together about two weeks; they were united as two clouds which meet at evening. They were two souls with but a single thought, two hearts that beat as one. For the first week be was kind and their lives were harmonious as music. Dur ing the second week he was harsh, cruel, and inhuman in his conduct, and made it unsafe for Ler to live with him and be under his dominion and control. He was the worst kind of an Othello; threatened to drive her out of the house, and tried to force her to leave him. He then deserted her, leaving her on the classic link hie, like "Anaden weeping by the waters," or like Dido, with a willow in her hand. He has never returned to charm her loneliness. Promises considered, etc., pray for sich relief as your Honor may grant, and the complexion of the case may demand. KO THOROUGHFARE. 8DOWBonad on the (Srent Denert Train H. iwrrn Jinnsaa VMS and Denver ol Life and Properly. A very heavy snow storm set it on the Kansas plains on the 14th of December, und for weeks me extreme western pari oi me otaic uas ot en imrenett able to railroad travellers. The trains on tho Missouri Pacific and Kansas Pac flc Rail roads started westward regularly; bnt, until within a few days, no return trains arrived from Denver. Tbe tialn leaving Kansas City on the morning of the 14th penetrated Kausas about 300 miles, when the snow came down so fiercely and swiftly that the engine could make no headway, and the train with perhaps 50 passengers lay helplessly in the vast plain of snow unable to go on or return. Fortunately Fort Wallace was not far off, and there was no danger of being starved or frozen to death. Here the more cn-terpil-iDg gentlemen Bet out buffalo hunting, and came back laden with game. An uneasy journalist, impatient with the delay, issued a daily paper, the Wallace -veics, wnien gives a sprightly record of the snowy blockade. Trains leaving Kansas my later eontinuea t estward, but did not get to this frontier rcn dezvous. Two trains succeeded in reaching ikon's Creek, 23a miles west of Kansas CUy, where immense snow mountains impeded. -ir- ther advance. Snow-ploughs ware telegraph $d for. and a band of hardy brakemen and fire men started back to a neighboring town for a stock of provisions to keep the passengers from starving, it remained mere until tne train oi the I'Jib, from Kansas City, arrived.whlch trans ferred its passengers and returned. Leaving Black Wolf on Tuesday at 3 o'clock P. M.. tbe train ran westward again to Wilson's Creek, when the engine and suow-plough ran ahead six miles to help out a freight train, which was done, and then the enow-plough, with two en gines, ran off tho track and went into the ditch, wLcre they lay until Thursday (22d) morning, wl en a wrecking train arrived from Brooklyn to their assistance. On Thursday the train of the 20th arrived at Wilson's Creek on time, aud then the trains all ran back to Ellsworth, seventeen miles, where the train of the 20th transferred its passengers and returned, litre they lay until Monday, the 25tb, trains from the East arriving every day except rriday, the smu transterring passengers and returning, unrnciaytnc tram got stucK in the snow at Fort Marker, and hospitalities were extended the passengers by tbe oilicers of tbe fort. Tbe. living at the restaurant was only passable, ai.d had it not been for the supply of well-filled baskets there would have been no little suffering. Here tbe railroad officials telegraphed back to the General Superintendent at the end of the route, and, although tho alarmiug strait to which the party were reduced was distinctly stated, no notice was taken of the message. On Friday, the 23d, a passenger telegraphed to tbe General Superintendent, telling him that he was anxious lo get to Denver; had beeu delayed four days, and atrKed it Lis money would Do re funded. The telegram was suppressed at Brookille. A telegram to J. M. Palmer, of Council Bluffs, asking if the Union Pacific Railroad was clear, was never heard from, and Mr. Slater, the seeder, believes tbat it also was suppressed. On Saturday a meeting of passengers was held in the sleeping car Wayne, at which Judge Wat- rous ot ew -Mexico presuteci, ana Jur. uross ot Kit Carson acted a-s Secretary. A respectful telegram, asking for Information and relief, was drawn up, signed and forwarded to the General Superintendent, but u received no reply, mat night another telegram was sent asking if ho proposed to ray any attention to wuat naa been requested of him. lie replied on Sunday morn ing, Eayiug Ibat the train was bitter off. at Ells worth tLan it would ue iuriucr west, un unriot nias day a Christmas dinner was given the pas sengers at tho company's expense. n Monday the train moved tardily forward, crawling slowly along through interminable wastes oi snow. Arriving at JUlswortu late in tne evening, two or three trains were futd snowed in and un able to get on. An effort was made here, how ever, with all the engines and a number of cars detached, and iy irantie exertions tne loriorn travellers reached the pilgrims at Fort Wallace, who had started out days before en route lo Denver. Here a locomotive coalition was again formed, aud iu time the accumulated trains reached their destination. The accidents in this painful pilgrimage were not numerous, the list ol killed and wouiuiea not exceeding six, an told. The destruction of railroad matarial was prodigious, and tho companies will have re ceived a wholesome lesson as their shortsight edness and parsimony are largely responsible for the mishaps to tne several trains. Boston's debt is f 10,201124. Last year the increase was S5bh,344. -Hon. Wilson Lumpkin, the olden surviving ex-tjoveruor ot oeorma, uiea on tue -5.u uit He was a native of lrgmia, and was born in The New Orleans louts doesu t want any Qualified amnesty, indstlng, with ,uestloua'jle taste under the circumstances, that the South must have ireneral amnesty or none. Bv a provision of the State Constitution tne people of Ohio will decide at their next regular election wnetner tney win noni a convention 101- the revision of their constitution. Petersburg. Va.. complains of dry wells, one of the effects of the summer drouth. The fame complaint is made throughout the Fast nnd North. A Southerner, and a Virginian at that, is publishlnsf what he culls a 'humorous" history of the war of the Rebellion. Perhaps when that is ended he will try to wrest a little lun lrom the burning of the Spotswood Hotel. Thomas Hicgs, an English peddler of pic tures in Charleston, 8. C , made a bet, on the 37th ult., that he eould drink all tho wine a companion would furnish, lliggs lost, and was buried on New-Year's Day. The Portland fMe.) Transcript, on the authority of a lady in that city, who has visited London lately, aud has meaus of kuowing, denies the current statements regarding the uu bappincES of Jenny Llnd's married life and the character ot her husband. Tho Macen (Ga.) Telegraph notes with pleasure that there "are not near so many ne groes from the surrounding country hauglng around tbe street corners'' during tho Christ mas holidays as in previous years. It admits, also, that those who are in tte city behave themselves in a very quiet and orderly manner. Some Kansas boys thought to have a little fun on Christmas d"ay by playing war. So "the French" took refuge behlud a h;iy-stack, and "the Prussians'" dislodged them by burn-Ina- the stack. Tbe question which now agitates the little community now is, whether the fathers of tho Prussians or those of the' French should pay for the stack. One of the first things saved from the burning Spotswood Hotel, in Richmond, was a huge stove in the rotunda, and one man carried that out somehow, although it was very heavy and almost red hot. A Richmond cor respondent, by-the-way, thinks it a Utile singu lar that the safes, with money in them, were recovered so very soon from tbe ruins, while there was so much delay in beluuiug the search for the dead bodies. Vice-President Colfax has written a letter to the Springfield (Mass.) liepuhlU-an, denying the report tbat be and Mr. Boutwell "took ad vantage of the holiday good feeling to make up their long-standing difference," inasmuch as there was aud had been no difference to make up. Mr. Colfax adds: "At the opening of this term, Mr. Boutwell was the one, above all others, whom .1 hoped to see in the Cabinet; and bis administration of the Treasury Department has hbia so euccei-eiul that he is to-day the last cue Lorn would whh to we leave it." SECOND EDITION LATEST l;V KlititiKAPIl. To-Day's Cable News. THE MM OF GENERIL PRIM. 1 run s Suffering mid Fortitude. he Fxcitement at Madrid. MINISTER SOHENCK'S MISSION. The San Domingo Resolution JTiii mi cl nl and Oommorolal Etc.. Etc.. Etc.. Etc.. Etc. FROM EUROPE. Full Fattlculara of the An.a.tiinatloa of tiene- rai rrim Lonpon, Jan. 8. I have received a letter from tho special correspondent of the Herald in Madrid, under date oi ine vum oi uoceiuoer, as iouows: HE MARSHAL KILLED ANNOUNCEMENT IN THE OPERA BOUSE. T was In the Madrid "opera house when the news of General Trim's murder first reached us that 1b, when it was reported to ttie public at large. JSelya was singing in Jlobert Ut Viable, The liouse was crowded. The curtain had just fallen on the first act. As the audience dispersed temporarily aud strolled nto the lobbies a Government messenger rushed In. He was almost breathless with excitement, inquired for a high oilicial of the state who was enjoying the pleasure of a holiday evening in the theatre, lie lolirn Ilim qim-Kiy. Instantly, and as lr ny mngic, arter tne messenger and the executive ollieer had spoken, the cry went forth all over the house, "Prim has been shot! Prim has been assassinated riUM'S ADJUTANT INTERVIEWED. I sought an Interview of rrlra's adjutant and pre sented myself to that otllcer. He received me with most attentive consideration anu courtesy. THE OFFICER'S TESTIMONY. From this gentleman 1 obtained the first connected report of the occurrence of the murderous outrage. lie wlinosscu tne scene oi tne assassination, navlug occupied a front seat In the carriage which bore tho Marshal to his ueatn. The cnicer told me teat there was a moment s de lay experienced In entering the vehicle. As ir In instiuctlve obedience to his fate, on the afternoon of the debate in the CorteH, the day he was shot, Prim entered his carriage at the hour of half-past 7 o'clock and drove rapidly to and tnrougn tne rratia to the street Calle del Turco, this being the shortest, if not the nost direct.route from the Parliament llousc to the War Office building. WEARING DIS DOOM. Arriving at the point where the Oalle del Turco debouches into the Alcala, the very broadest street in Madrid, a narrow passage, the only one in the locality, was found to be obstructed. Two hired cabs, which had been drawn up at a halt, barri caded the sidewalks on the right and -left of tbe Lieutenant sioya tne Auiutantor my informant dropped down the carriage window glass nearest to them ana looKea ounnio me Hireei. The Adjutant was in time to see two men, carry ing each a guu. The arms were concealed under their long and flowing Andaluslan cloaks. TUB MURDERERS' ADVANCE. f These men were just then advancing from the shadow of the barricading cabs towards General Prim's carriage. WORDS OF WARNING THE FATAL FIRE. The Adjutant drew back immediately, riehal barely time to cry out the words, "Stoop, General. they are going to fire!" wheu the muzzles of two cld-fashloned long guns, orSpaulsli bluuderbusses. were dashed Into the very body of the carriage through the windows on either side, shivering the panes wiin a iouu crasn. Ths contents of the fowling-pieces were dls charged point-blank at the occupants of the back scat of the vehicle, wno must nave been almost ua distinguishable at the moment by reason of the daikuess. ESCAPE OF THE MURDERERS. The assassins darted back Immediately after de livering their lire. They ran under cover of the cabs which have been already mentioned, and so made their way round a corner Into the Alcala. Prim's coachman, who was on the box seat of his rai riscc. Is said to have even lashed them with bis whip, so near had they come to his wounded mas ter, until they fled; but this part of tbe story Is doubtful. He had scarcely time to act so, for the work of the murder was almost instantaneous as (vmld he. The coachman lashed the horses forward against a number of cabs, upsetting one, and drove with hot taste to the War Oillce, where the wounded men alighted. THE GENERAL'S EXCLAMATION. Prim simply remarked to tne sentinel, "I am wounded, nut not much." AT HOME. He monuted the stairs unaided, steadying hltnse'f with his unwounded nauu. burgeons were lrame diately summoned, and an examination showed tbat his shonldei was riddled with eight gunshot wounds, and tbat tbe third nnger of ins right hand was scattered. It was said that evening the finger was immedi atelv amputated. This has been contradicted, The shoulder injuries were found to be most severe. The llls were ineoular in sl.e. and pene trated to various depths. Four or live near the sur face were extracted. Long and painful probing was necessary to tin.1 the others, one remained nnder tbe edge of the scapular bone twenty-four hours. The sufferer bore the operation with calmness. conversing in the meanwhile, and only complaining of having to lie with his face downward. Immediately after it was announced that there was no daDger he commenceu smog ing cigarettes and canvassing events. THE WOUNT-S, The carriage bears the marks of tbe closeness and tbe murderous character or the ere. The lining is burned and bloody, the glass frame is shattered, the sides are riddled, and we can readily believe poor Captain IN ana in, the aid, who rode beside the Uene ral, wben he says that he threw up his band to ward oil the weapon irom ma chief and received the re ward of his soldierly devotion. Cut nobody thinks oi Dim except tor a moment, THE COUNCIL. WHhln an nonr arter the operation had been per formed on l'rlm the members of the Cabinet Couucll were at tbe Marshal's bedside, Serrano, with his pale face and cortiy lorm, occupying the place or honor, lie sides the ministers, there were present the leaders of the opposition, itosas, tne eloquent orator au i adocate of Montpensler, left a sick bed tn ie pres ent. Km i one olthe military governors of Bnaiu rose from a bed of sickness, which was supposed to i.a hia rt. ath bed. to attend nnon his chief. In all that strange scene the principal attention centred on Topete, the brave, honest, blunt old sailor, who was one of the first on the spot, aud who ..orr, frah frrm the Legislative Chamber, where. only five days before, he had hurled denunciations at Prim and bis Government for their faithlessness to the revolution, wnen aii were assemoiea, i rno proposed a new Cabinet htly to receive King aud to till ttie vacancies occasioned by i vious resignations aDd Prim's mishap. He nat to the revolution, wnen aii were assemoiea, Ber- the pre. named Terete, tne sailor, ana Ajuia, tne poet, both JUout pensicrists. YKel.aadoa "rim." mn Minister Noheaek. London, Jan. C The London Tniu publishes this morning n editorial on the subject of United siutea Minister Schenck s mltutton to the Court of hL James, and the existing relations between Great Uniiiu and America generally. The 'Hint write r avs: Ueneral Kehenck comes auiopg us as Mmu-r of the United Mutts, reirc snntlrp the best anl mot honorable section of the political party wnicn is now dominant In the rpniih- lic. lie in one of the most eligible and tuetnl rrnre. Fentntives Ametlca cou'O send to us at the preeut juncture of public a M h I is. We hone, as a result or his diplomacy, for a settlement of all ontstanilns dlit'crences with rrrtHent Grant's government and the merk-an people, and tht this will be eilected without compromising England s honor. We be lieve, Also, that Oreat Britain will be able to samfy the IfCltlinnte claims which the- Gener.il may pre sent, to us. Including the Alabama case. With re gard to the Alabama claims we would say specUlly mar, an our national lrriramiiiy nas oeen eliminated. and the International interests of the two countries alone remanlu. FROM WHSHIJVGTOJV. Ihe Son Doming Iteiolntlon. Dctratrh to the Atsorfated rrt. Washington, Jan. G. Notwithstanding the apparent adverse vote in the Committee on Foreign Affairs yesterday m. General Ranks' San Domingo resolution, this gentleman is con fident that it, or one similar to that of the fcenate, will pass the House. It would appear from the repre6ntations of prominent friends of annexation, thi at least two Democrats of the House will vote or the appointmeut of a com mission. The reports about the appointment of a com mission before the final action on the pending proposition are authoritatively denied. It it shall be passed next week in a concurrent form, the names of the commissioners Trill bo imme diately announced, and tho vessel now in wait ing convey them to San Domingo. It is thought that they can obtain all the information desired in a few weeks, and return to Washington in time for Congress to take final action on tho subject before the adjournment of the preseut session. The Hnn Domlnco Basine Postponed. pedal Venpatch to The Evenina Ttlegraplu B Washington, Jan. C Owing to the absence of a number of tho members of the Foreign Affairs Committee to-day, the San Domingo business was postponed until Monday. In the meantime the committee will make a further examination Into tho propriety of sending a commission They hope to get all the documents called for by Mr. Sumner's resolution. The committee now s kinds five to five. Unless one of them changes they will be unable to make a report. The Additional Five per t'enta. The Ways and Means Committee to-day did not decide what action they would take with re- gard to the Senate proposition for three hundred million additional five per cents. The proba bilities are it will be reported early next week. The Secretary has notified them that he is very anxious to have the matter settled, so that he can complete the plates for printing tho bonds. Mere Letters ol Ailmlrnl Porter's1. It is understood that General Butler has two more letters which. Admiral porter wrote to parties in New York denouacing Grant. These letters are said to eclipse the one already printed. 1 Butler says he will make them public in a few days. In the meantime the Admiral's friends are working zealously for his confirma tion. COX QUE S S. F0KTY-FIR8T TEIUI-TUIUD SESSION. Sennte. Washington, Jan. 0. Tbe Senate is not in. session to-daj', having adjourned to Monday. House ol lteprcsentntlvea. Mr. Whitmore, of Texas, introduced a bill to create an additional collection district in Texas. and to make tbe city of Sabine Pass a port of entry, and a bill relating to th0 6urveyot the Nachez and Angelina rivers in Texas. The House resumed the consideration ot tne resolution reported by the Committee on Foreign Affairs in reference to the dispute be tween Minister Washburn and the late Govern ment of Paraguay. Reir York Blooey and Stock markot. New York, Jan. 6. Blocks weak. Money easy at C(a,7 per cent.. Gold, H0XH0,'. 6-208 of 1S62, coupon, iw,, ao. li, ao., m;; uo. isqd, ao. 1(!H; ao. looa, new, iui ; ao. i&ot, lui'ijao. iaa, lo;: 10-408. 106: Virginia es, new, S3; Mis souri es, sv; canton uo., ui ; tumireriauii prei., xo; N.Y. Central and Hudson mver, i : Brie, 82K; Reading. 98 V: Adams Express, 64: Michigan Cen tral, lis: Michigan Southern, 81 w : Illinois Central. 13hv; Cleveland ana i-ittsourg, 104 . ; unicago anu hock jsianu, lius ; i'liumurg ana run wayuu, 92 V, Western union xeiegrapn, lzoal iNTELLianrJcn. THE KEW PUBLIC BUILDINGS. Conclusion of the Argument. Supreme Court in liana Chief Jtmtwe Thompnon ana juvges neaa, Agittw, onui hwuuu, any ntuunnm. This morning Mr. Biddle concluded ,he argu ment for the complainants in the case of the nubile buildings. He referred to the assertion made oy Air. jieieuuu iuut uuu uau uiauu a dedication of Penn Squaies to the people, to be iiEcd as a site for public buildings, and that dedication had never been interfered with. He said this was entirely Incorrect, that no proof of it could be adduced; in fact, all the proof was the other way. But admitting the truth ot the allegation, elmidy for the sake of argument, yet there was nothing in the grant compelling the people to erect public buildings there. Tho words of the dedication as ouoiea ny tnosc wno aavancea it. the lines upon the plans that were drawn at the lime, ana every circumstance aitcnning tne matter, went conclusively to thow that it never was the intention to have a huge pile of stone and mortar thrown up right at the intersection of what were then the twogreat thoroughfares of the city. Then he maintained that 6uch a body as this commission had not the power to make this contest without the sanctloa of City Coun cils. He also spoke of the enormous power of taxation given to these few gentlemen who were responsible to no one, a pomer that might readi ly he used to an extent that woule amount lite rally to confiscation. Then he argued the act of 1800, commanding the removal of railroad tracks from Broad street. Tbe preamble to this act fald that its object was to remove all obstructions lrom the great itreet, nd preserve it forever open as a promenade aLd carriage-way. Was not this a promise by the Legislature that no such edifice as the proposed one should ever be erected in the ccutre of Broad street? If the defendants proceeded with their work, would they not do an Illegal thing? And to prevent this wrong and injury these private citizens, who would be damaged, had a right to be heard in court, notwithstanding all that had been said to the contrary. He thought the law on this point exceedingly plain. Ciiiug numerous autho rities for bis portions, Mr. Biddle closed, and the case was held under advUement. lUbbery. Court of Quarter SeionsAlluion, V. J. This morning John Clark was convicted of the charge of highway robbery. It was in evi dence that a btraoger from Bristol, who was about to take an evening train for home, went Into Tom Holland s den, in Water street, to get a drink not knowing the chatacter of the place. The prisoner and a confederate followed him out to the street, where they kuocked him down, choked him, stole his gold watch, and ran away. He gave chose, and succeeded In having Clark arrested. Koeanna Maginuis plead guilty to the charge of telling liquor to minors. AFTER A DUKE. Attnrhmrnt Aokrrf Annln.t the Chlcna Pro perly .1 in I'roliiaate unite ol Ilrun.wlrk. Some Tears azo a great sensation wan madn In Parisfan circles by the splendid equipage and magnificent style oi living ot Charles, Duke of munswlck. Tho accounts of nis possessions in the shape of Jewelry apd articles of vcrtu could only be equalled by the fabulous wealth of Aladdin. When he went oat to the receptions of aiistocratlc friends, it was told of him that he would appear in a dress suit blazing with dia monds, and that it was the most valuable per quisitel of the laquaiti de place to pick tip the personal adornments he had shaken off during the previous night. The Duke has had some law business to transact in this country, and?his affairs were in the bands of a New York law firm, Noycs & Tracey. This firm dissolved partnership in December, 1804. At that time the partnership consisted of William Tracey, Frederick S. Talmadge, Charles 8. Whitehead, William Curtis isoyes, ana Juoridge 1. uerry. On tbe death of Noyes the partnership was bro ken up, and subsequently Gerry transferred to Talmadge and Whitehead all his interest in the business ot ibe nrm. included in tbe bus'ness so transferred were the claims against the Dnke of Brunswick, amounting to the sum of $5000, for the prosecution of his lawsuits In this conntry. At the time of the winding up of the business, this bill was sent over to tho Duke ot Brunswick. His Grace lives near Paris, and occasionally spends a part of his time at Brussels. Whether the letter enclosing the account miscarried or not docs not appear; but 6ix years have elapsed, and no answer has been forthcoming. The statute of limitations may soon operu to the detriment of the Duke s credit on this side of tbe Atlantic, and naturally his attorneys are anxious to avoid so great a calamity by their noble client, lney nave, accordingly, entered a suit in the Superior Court in Chicago, claim ing the total of their bill, with interest np to date, amounting altogether to 707750, and pray an attachment against property belonging to him in the State as security for the judgment they nope to obtain. FiNAi-icE a no con.HGsiui;. Evening Telegraph OrrtcE, Friday, Jan. 6, 174. J The' local money market has not changed in any important feature. The demand is moderatively active on speculative account, and there is considerable drain westward In the in terest of the pork-packers, so that the banks find employment for all their available funds without much difficulty. Call loans are in de mand at 5s &M per cent, on good collaterals, and discounts range at 7(59 per cent., with lit tle doing either at the banks or outside. The gold market continues sinsrularlv oulct and steady, with sales from 110J.J to 110;';. in Government Don us tnero is rather an un settled feeling, but the tendency is generally upward. A large business was done at tne stock board at a general advance. State Cs, third series. sold at 105. City 0s, new bonds, sold at 100 and the ante-war issues at 101101 . Old bonds were taken at 100. Lehigh Gold Loan was disposed of at 80)Y86.J,the latter for the 5C0s. Beading Railroad wis quiet and weak, with sales at 4()31(&j4.iX. iSales of Pennsylvania at Lehigh Valley at GO; Norristown at 75; Camden ana Amuoy at ill); ana rniiaaelphia and Erie at SC. In canal shares there was a lively demand for Leblgh, with sales at 83;V(5'34, the latter b. o. 7 was bid for Susquehanna and 16 for Schuyl kill preferred. lue balance ot tne list was quiet but nrm. Mechanics' Bank sold at 31 and Central Transportation at 50. The JNortu rennsyivanta itanroaa company has declared a dividend in scrip of 5 per ceut. PHILADELPHIA STOCK EXCHANGE SALES. Reported by De Haven 4 Bro., No. 40 S. Third street. fTKST HOARD. 1400 City 8S, N..C.10OV 60 sh MinehilL..ls. 51 I-2MH) do...ls.bn.iott tiiooo do br.loo $1000 do ta.lOOV $4800 City es, Old ls.ioo 14200 City 6s, prior 42 sh Read... trf is. 49'; 20 do IB. 49)4 15 do ..'..opg. 49 800 do..ls.b30. 49'0- 200 do 49-81 100 do 830. 491 lOshMech Bans.. 31 v 8sUPennaiRIC.. iJi 1 do 62?i 6 sh Norrist'n U.. T5)tf 100 sh Leh Nay St.. 33 y loo do o. 83V r00 do...ls.b30. 83, 400 do.. Is. 060. 84 12 do 83 600 do 33 X 100 Sh Phil 4 BR.. S6i IB Sh O C 4 A R... 46 . 9 sh Cent Trans. . . B0 80shLeh Vlt.bB. 60 10 do is. 60 to '62.18. 101 t:oo do ioi?i $S(H) C 4 A m 68, 89 94Jtf fiooo ao va $800 do 90 BocoAm Gold...c.U0X $500 Read 68, 43-80. cash . 9T $-2000 0 C4 A KTs.. Wi $1000 do "S.'i $5( oo Leh 6s gold .Is 8. .-,oo ao bx $lloo Pa 6s, 8d se.la.105 40 sh CuraA Am Itll'J 10 do 119 86 do lfl. 119 Mkssks. Di IUvkn fc Bkototb, No. o S. Third street, Philadelphia, report the following quotations : U. a es of 1881, uoiaiio y ; do. lse. iosiom 'i ; do.1864, 10T ?4'(4108 ; do. 1866, 107 J(S108 ; do. 18B, new, 106?i107 ; do. 1S6T, do. lOT'Wi ; do. 1868, do. 10T6ai07?; 10-408, iotMt06ji. u. & so Year 6 percent. Currency, 109743110 v 5 Gold, 110(4 110 s Silver, 106(4107; Union Paclfle Railroad lstMort. Bonds, 726(3735; Central Paclflo Rillroad 6l53905; Union Pacific Land Grant Bonds, 660&8t. Philadelphia Trade Report. Fkipay, Jan. 6. The receipts of Floor are very moderate, and the stocks greatly reduced, hence holders are Arm In their views. The demand is elderly f.om the home consumers, whose purchases foot up 4000 barrels, Including superfine at $4-60 4-75; extras at $5(55-5; Northwestern extra family at$ti&6-75; Pennsylvania do. do. at $536-60; In diana and Ohio dado, at $0257-25; and fancy Son-hern and Western do. do. at $7-508. Rye Flour sells at $5-is5-S!5. la Corn Meal no sales were repotted. The market is poorly supplied with prime Wheat, and for this description a steady demand prevails at full prices. Sales of 8000 bushels at $f60 for In diana red: Pennsylvania do. at'll-25 for common up to $1-45 for ptime; Ohio do. at $1-6031-55, and amber at $l-f 8. Rye ia nominal. Corn is coming forward more freely, and prices are hardly so strong. Sales of yellow at 77(rf 7sc, aud 6080 bushels high Western mixed at 75c. Oats are quiet but firm. Sales of Pennsylvania and Western at 76357c, ami Delaware at tik arse. In Barley and Malt no sales were reported. Seeds Cloverseed sells at Il6jllc, per lb.; Timo thy end Flaxseed are nominal. We quote the former at ls-50, and thelatter at $!38 10. Whisky is scarce and flrui. hales of 60 bbls. West tern iron-bound at 94c. . ' LATEST SHirriXU INTELLIGENCE. for additional Marine A'eui ttt Inside Pages. (By TelecrrapK) Nkw vo k, Dec. o Arrived, steamships Algeria aud Helvetia, fiom Liverpool. PORT OF PHILADELPHIA., ....JANUARY 6 BTaTl of thbrmombtib at thi ivimno tbxighafh Officii. 8 A. M 4S I 11 A. hi 4S 1 1 P. M 61 CLEARED THIS MORNING. Steamship Hercules, Doughty, New Orleans, Read- ing Railroad Co. , . , . Brig Nancy Ross, McLellan, Gibraltar, J. II. Atwood. ARRIVED THIS MORNING. Steamer benefactor, fcherwood, u hours from New Voik, with uidse. to John F. Ohl. MISCELLANY. Bark Laura Maria, from Liverpool, remains ashore at Tinicum this morning, city Ice-boat No. 1, after being unsuccessful In her attempts to gel her off laat niftbt eauie "P to the city, and went down agaui tlilK morning with stevedores, to discharge a portion of the bark s cargo of salt. fclup Plymouth Rock, at New York yesterday from Loudon, via Isle of Wight, reports: Dec 8. Rcrt McCllntock, seaman, a native of Philadelphia, fell from the foretoi gallant masthead on deck and w a iLBtsntly killed.