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E E(G"RA 1 H A VOL. XV. NO. 28. PHILADELPHIA, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 1871. DOUBLE SHEET THREE CENTS. "PjHI FIRST EDITION The Attorney-General's Report. The Coolie Ship Disaster The First Details of the Affair. Important IJivnlc Case J THE ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S REPORT. The Flrt nornmrnt of the Kind V.rrr entt t:nnrr Hinll8(lc of Crime. Kto. The following arc the most important portions of the Report of the Attorney-General eent to Congress yesterday: THE DISTRICT ATTORNEYS. In the main the country is well served by these oflicers. Some of them complain, not un justly, of the inadequacy of their compensation. The same service rendered to private clients would receive a far more liberal reward. They are now paid a salary of $200 a year, five dollars a day for attendance at court, ten cents a mile for travel, a docket fee in each case of five, ten, or twenty dollars, according to the disposition of it, and two per cent, of the moneys collected in revenue cases. Should the fees exceed $0900 a year the excess must be paid into the Treasury after certain allowances for hire of clerks, etc. The salary of fci-'OO is Intended as a compensa tion for the labor of corresponding with the departments at Washington. This labor has been much increased in late years. It oftea re quires extended investigation and much clerical service. I know no work for the public which is so ill-paid. The general professional service which these oflicer perform is of the highest value to the Government. Unless that service is efficient, dues to the Government are unpaid and crime is unpunished. They are opposed to skilful adversaries, and it is essential to the respectability as well ns to the interests of tho Government that they should be men of high professional character. Such men cannot be expected to abandon a private for a public clientage without something like au adequate remuneration. I respectfully suggest AN INCREASE OF TUEIH COMPENSATION to some such scale as tho followlug, namely: An annual salary of live huudred dollars in the smaller districts and a thousand dollars in the larger, a doubling of tho present per diem and docKet fees, and an extension of tho commis sion of two per centum to all collections for the Government. The rule which fixes six thousand dollars as the maximum of compensation should also be abolished. The application of a maxi mum rule of compensation to such officers is neither wise nor just. One cannot earn ten thousand dollars in fees without doing ten times ns much work as the man who receives one thousand dollars in fees. Ten times the work ought to bring ten times the pay. The present system has a natural tendency to diminish the zeal of the officer when his maximum is reached, and to lead him to seek improper incidental allowances. If the compensation at the pro posed rate should rise to an inordinate amount in some of the largest districts, a diminution in the rate might be made after a certain amount is reached without departing from the rule that an increase of labor should bring an increase of pay. Should the increase bo made the assistant district attorneys, who are now paid directly from the treasury, could be paid in the more lucrative districts 'out of tho emoluments of their principals. These suggestions on the subject of the maximum are also applicable to MARSHALS AND CLERKS. In the act establishing this department Con gress manifests a disapprobation of the practice of retaining SPECIAL COUNSEL FOR THE GOVERNMENT, though the employment of such counstl is allowed in certain circumstances by the seven teenth section of the act. In a few important cases, where before that act took effect special counsel had been retained by the departments, I have thought that the inconvenience of a change of counsel in a current litigation would justify a contlnnance of their services, but iu new cases, however 6trongly urged, I have generally declined to employ such counsel. Not to dwell upon the temptation to abuse which exists where a discretion is allowed in that matter, I think that upon general grounds the regular attorneys for the United States and their regular assistants ought to be equal to the ordinary necessities of the Govern ment, and that special counsel should only bo employed in cases of emergency. If, as is often urged, the compensation allowed to regular counsel and their assistants is not sufficient to command the ability that is needed to cope with the adverse counsel, the remedy lies with Con gress. The regular district attorneys ought not to be degraded to the rank of secondary counsel for the United States in their respective dis tricts, as they practically are, when special counsel appear for the Government In every important case. Under the present laws, when the Government enforces CLAIMS UPON PARTNERS or other co-debtors living in different districts, a separate suit must be brought in each. A law giving jurisdiction over all such debtors to the courts of the district iu which one of them re sides or might be found, aud providing for ser vice of process in the other districts would accelerate collections and save expense. The laws of the several States exempting certain amounts of real and personal property from execution for debt are held in some dis tricts to be applicable to debts due to the United Stales. The State regulations are various, both as to the species and as to the amounts of exempted property. By removing from a State which allows a small ex emption to a State which allows a large ex emption, a debtor to the Government is often practically released. Losses often occurred in this way in the cases of defaulting postmasters, mall contractors, distillers, etc., whose bonds, sufficient in the State where they were executed and approved, are made worthless by the re moval of tho obligators to other 8t8. There ought to be some uniform regulation on this subject. STATISTICS Or CRIME. In October lat a letter was sent to the Gov ernor of each State and Territory requesting him to furnish toj this department as early as fiossible in January, 1871, the statistics of crime n his State or Territory for tho year 1870, classifying the desired information as follows: First. 1 he number of prosecutions instituted during said year, uuder the penal laws of tho State, in three classes capital crimes, crimes punishable in tho penitentiary, offenses pun ished less heverely. Second. The number of criminal cases dis posed of during said year, the report specifying, with the same classification as above, the num ber of cases tried by a jury, the number of con victions by a jury, the number of cases nolle pressed, dismissed or discontinued, the number of cases tried by judges or magistrates without a jury, the number of convictions ia such cases, the number of acquittals in such cases. To this request but few answers have come. Some of the Governors report that there is no provision in their States for collecting such information. Others furnish such statistics as they possess. Meaere as these are, they are, perhaps, tho be ginning of a series of annual collections of Etatistici that will finally become complete and valuable. A. T. Akesmani Attorney General. HOLOCAUST AT SEA. The Coolie Ship Dorawah DrMroyrd by Fire. Together with Over Four Ilandred of tier Doolie FnsieBerii. Frm the Strait Timet, Dee. 8, 1870. From the late Java papers we learn of the loss by fire of the ship Uncawah, from Macao, bound to Callao with coolies, who mntinied at sea and set fire to the ship. The captain and crew arrived at Anjer ia the San Salvadorian ship Fray Bentos, and a portion of the coolies in the British ship Juan pore. The particulars that can bo gleaned of this sad affair are as follows: The Uncawah, under San Salvadorian colors left Macao on the 13th of October for Callao. with 537 coolies. She was under the command of Captain Guiscppe Rosicana, an Italian, whore account is in effect as follows: "After having sailed for a couple of days with a fair wind, the coolies began to grumble. Several of them circulated letters among tho coolies, urging them to rise and make them selves masters of tho vessel. On the morning of tbo 21st of October the coolies were, as usual, left on deck to refresh themselves. Alter having stayed some timo on deck they were ordered to go below, but refused to obey. The coolies per sisting in their refusal, the crew endeavored to force them to go below, and a fight ensued be tween them. The sailors were provided with weapons, but the Chinese armed themsolveswith pieces of iron and wood, and laid about with these so effectively that tho steward and carpen ter were killed and several sailors wounded. "After a struggle lasting half an hour the Chinese were driven to the hold, and, seeln that there was little hope of obtainiug command of the vessel by force, broke everything below and set fire to tho ship. Tho crew perceiving this became panic-stricken, got out a boat and made away irom the ship so hastily that the captain, who was left behind, was obliged to jump overboard and swim after tho boat, which picked him up." The fato of the vessel and of the coolies who wefc thus left on board is best described in the following statement by Captain llaldane, of the British ship Juanpore, who has also reached Anjer, with 112 of the coolies and a Greek sailor, who had been left behind on board the burning vessel by his shipmates. More than 400 of tho coolies must have per ished by fire and by drowning: Anjer, Nov. 13, 1870. While proceeding down the China Sea from Shanghao ?-r I,or.dou, on the 2ist of October, in latitude odeg. 4vmln. north, longitude 101) deg. 45 min. east, a vessel was reported to me to the south-southeast. Shortly after this smoke was observed proceed ing from her, from which I concluded that she was a steamship, uudcr which belief I remained until sundown, when fire was distinctly visible, enveloping the whole ship. At this timo wo were about twelve miles dis tant from her. As the wind was very light, I despatched Mr. Stewart, second officer, iu charge of the gig, to pull away ahead, in hopes of seeing anything or pickiug up any of tho survivors. About an hour after this the second officer returned with intelligence that one of the unfortunate ship's boats, manned by twenty live Chinamen and one European, had hailed them, stating that they were a part of the sur vivors from the burning ship, who had been directed to us by observing our bluo lights and rockets, which were exhibited every hour; but doubting tho truth of their statement, ho re turned alongside, followed shortly afterwards by the Chinese boat. I requested tho European, a Greek, to como on board and drop the boat astern and make fast, not allowing the Chinaman on board till I was satisfied with this man's statement. From him I was acquainted with the fact that the burning ship was the Uncawah, from Macao for Callao, with 538 coolies on board, who had mutinied and set fire to tho ship that day, a fierce conflict having taken place between the officers and crew with the Chinese, some of them bearing strong evidence of the scene of slaugh ter.cutlaBs and pistol wounds being on several of them. Tho Chinese, seeing they were getting defeated, retreated to tho fore-cud of the ship and set llro to the vessel. The captain, officers, and crew, seeing that all hopes were gone, now left the ship in boats. I am also informed that five days after leaving Macao the coolies had made an attempt to capture the ship.but had not succeeded, whereupon about one hundred of them were put in irons. At 2 A. M. on the 22d of October I reached the burning ship and hove to about a mile dis tant, manned the gig, and taking command, I proceeded in the direction of the ship; but as the water was 6trewed with bodies in all direc tions, floating on fragments ot the wreck, I stopped to pick up as many as possible, return ing twice to the ship to discharge our living cargo. Finding that we hud now sixty Chinese on boa'd, I proceeded direct for tho burning ship in hopes of rescuing 6ome of the crew, but did not find any traces of them. Alter survey ing the vessel round, which was surrouuded with wreck to a considerable distance, I deemed it prudent to return on board and wait till day light. At five A. M. I started again for the burning ship, which was now nearly burned to tho wa ter 8 edge, and reaching her commenced to rescue as many as possible, which was attended w ith considerable toil and danger, as there was a heavy swell running, and the Chinese, teeing deliverance approaching, became frantic. plunging Into the water from all quarters, com pletely surrounding us ana laying hold ot tne gunwales of the boats, which compelled in to make free use of the oars to prevent their too quicK approacn, otncrwise tne boats would nave been upset. At ten A. M. I despatched Mr. Barlow, officer in charge of the gig and pin nace, with instructions to till both boats and return as quick as possible to the ship. On his return I mustered all hands, and, fiuding that we had 112 men on board, decided that no more conid be done. At 11 A. M. I filled away to the south, passing aeaa bodies, iragmenta or wreck, ana various articles ot cabin furniture, fully twenty miles from the wreck. Augustus M. Haldane. Commander of tho ship Juanpore, owned by jiessrs. l. a j. iirooKbanK. oi Liverpool. IMPORTANT BASK CASE. Verdlrt Aaalnst ihe I'nlon Rank of I.oulnlaaa for Sil.OOO. In the United States Circuit Court, in the case ot tbo Planters nans ot lennesseevs Union Bank of Louisiana, after exhaustive ar euments of counsel for the nrecedlmr two davs. Judge Durell charged the jury, aud at 3 o'clock Jr. M. yesterday tue case was committed. Jx ceptious had been taken by counsel to nearly every point in the Judge's charge. At 5 o'clock the jury sent in word that they bad not agreed, and they were sent to tho jury room until 8 o'oloek, at which hour, however, they had not agreed, and tbo case was continued until 11 o clock last night. At that hour the jury had agreed, and rendered a verdict in favor of the Hunters Bank lor twenty-four tbousaud dol lais, with legal interest from date of indebted ness, and costs. A'. O. Uepublican, 2Jth ult. A Mr. Lempriere, son of the author of the well-known classical dictionary, keeps a dry troods store in Omaha. A timid citizen of Boston lost $5000 by selling om nis union raciuc uonus when lie heard no interest would ue paia on mem. An Illinois editor, in advertising his office for sale, announces that he is going to peddle shoe- t-triiitrs. The cold weather in the South has killed thousands of orange trees in Florida and Georgia. One of the most successful planters in Wis consin is a widow who has just buried her sixth husband. All the islands in Lake Erie are now reached with teams, the ice being very thick and per fectly sale. SECOND EDITION TO-DAY'S CABLE NEWS. XJourbaki's Army Captured. 80,000 French Enter Switzerland. National Assembly Election. List of rcrsons Disqualified. Paris Postal Service Restored. domestic ArrAins, Advices from the Pacific. FROM EUROPE. The National Assembly Election. Bordeaux, Feb. 1. The Government at Bor deaux has issued a decree ordering elections for the National Assembly to bo held on the 8th instant. Who are Disqualified. It disqualifies for election to the Assembly the members of families reigning over France since 1789; all persons who have acted as imperial or official candidates in past elections, or held office as ministers, senators, or councillors of State under tho cmplro, and prefects who have accepted office between the 2d of December, 1851, and the 4th of September, 1870. Jules Simon has arrived here. Itourbakl's Entire Army Katera Switzerland, nn n la l iiiitnirtl. London, Feb. J. An official despatch an nounces that Bourbaki's army, 80,000 strong, entered Switzerland to-day. Tho Federal autho rities have summoned tho cantons to prepare to Intern them. Chnnzy Acrcptn the Armistice. Le Mans, Jan. 31. General Chanzy has ac cepted the armistice, commencing at noon to-day. rutin PoHtnl Her vice ltentored. London, Feb. 15-30 P. M. Odo Russell telegraphs, under date of tho 3lst, from Ver sailles, that the postal service has been re-established from Paris and Versailles to Havre and Dieppe, which ports are now in communication by steamship with England. Foreigners not Permitted In Pari. The French do not wish foreigners to enter Faris until the city has been revietuallod, and no exception to the regulation to that effect has been made by the German authorities. Yesterday Afternoon's Quotations. London, Feb. 1 1S0 P. M American securities flat. fi-'20sof 1S62, 00; of 1805, old, 897; and or 1867, S9. Railwajs dull; Krle, 18. Liverpool, Feb. 1 f80 J M. Cotton dull and declining; uplands, 7?i1. ; Orleans, Sales of cotton on a snip namei at Mavannan or Charleston in December at Td. for middling uplands. Pork easier at ors. London, Feb. 14-80 P. M. Consols closed at 90,v for money and account. American securities flnu. g-sob oi is2, sex; or iss, old, BdJi; and or 1807, 69 ; ".0-408, 89. Hallways dull. Erie, 18V; Illi nois Central, 110; Atlantic and Great Western, 2S. LiVKKi'OOL.Feb. 1 4 80 P. M. Cotton closed Irre gular; uplands, y,.; Orleans, 8! d. Sales to-day 10,000 bales, Including 2000 for export ami specula tion. Sales on a ship named, to gall from Savannah or Charleston In January or February, at 7?id. ; and on a snip named from New Orleans in February or March at 6d. Spirits of Petroleum firmer at is. 6d. Turpentine, 87s. dd. FROM FORTRESS MOJVROE. Terrlhle Collision nt Mea Nlnkln- of tho Htennirr Kensington, ot Charleston. Correspondence Associated Press. Foktress Monroe, Va.. Jan. 31. Tho bark Templar, of Baltimore, which sailed from Hampton itoaas on t riaay morning lost tor ltio de Janeiro, met with a sad accident on the same day at about half-past 8 o'clock P. M. Captain Wilson reports that he was running off E. S. ., with a good westerly breeze. At night it shut in a little thick, and he took in some of his light sails to let her go along easy. About half-past eight o'clock lie discovered a steamer's lights on the starboard bow. The bark kept on her course until he discovered that the steamer did not see him, and if he had kept on she would have struck him amidships. As a last resort he put bis helm hard aport, and endeavored to clear the steamer in that way, but the distance was too short, and the vessels collided. The bow of the Templar struck the steomer well aft, tearing away her own bow sprit, jibboom, and head-rigging and chains, and smashing her stern, while she cut a large hole in the steamer. The vessels separated, and the crew of the Templar began clearing away the wreck and examiulug to see tho extent of the damages, when they found one of the crew missing. They supposed he was lost overboard, but it seems he got aboard the steamer. The steamer, it has since been learned, was the Kensington, from Charleston for Boston, and she sunk in about half an hour after the collision. One of tho Templars passengers stated that he saw the steamer's lights after tho collision suddenly disappear, and he supposed eno had gone dowu. The Templar has had a board of survey called, and was towed to Norfolk this afternoon for repairs. A General Court Martial has been convened here for tho trial of such cases as may be brought before it. The follow ing is a list of the officers comprising tho court: Lieutenant-Colonel Joseph Roberts, 4th Artil lery, President; Captain Richard Loder, 4th Artillery; Captain 8. S. Elder. 1st Artillery; Lieutenart G. F. Barstow, 3d Artillery; Lieu tenant U'llllain K. Van Reed, 5th Artillery; J. W. McMurray, 1st Artillery; M. C. Grier, 4th Artlllerv; W. F. Stewart, 4th Artillery; J. M. Califf, 3d Artillery; F. V. (Jreeue, 4th Artillery; and Captain 8. N. Benjamin, 2d Artillery, Judge Advocate. Transfer of Artillery Oftlcers to tho Infantry Aria. There was quite a flutter created among the oflicers of the Artillery School of the grade of Second Lieutenants upon the receipt recently of a circular from tho War Department inquiring to which of the infantry reiriments they would prefer belDg transferred. There will be about live otlieers irom eacu artillery regimeni r uired to fill the vacancies in the infantry ser vice, f nd none of those stationed here seem to be very uuxlous to serve their country in that branch oi tho service. new York Money and MtoeU Market. Nw Yore. Feb. 2. Stocks heavy. Money an at4.. Der cent. Uold. 111,'. 6-208, 1S6J. couprw, llu8'; do. 1884, do., 110; do. 1865, do. llo; do. lHrtfi. new. los'i ! do. 16r. 109! da lexw, louv: 10-4i,s,lt'J, ; Virginia us, new, 60)4 ; Missouri oa,8Jtf ; Cumuli Co., 71?. : Cumberland prcf., 21; New Yort Central aud liudxon Kiver, tii ; jtrie,i ; jiKamng, t7', ; Adams Kxpress, 67V i Mlotilaau Cdutftl, 117 Michigan Southern. 94: Illinois Central. li36 : Cleveland and lltwuurg, 103 tf; Chicago and ftock Island, 107 V ; Pittsburg aud Fort Wayne, 94. i Western ualoo Ttuegrain, 6. FROM Til E PACIFIC COAST. Great Land Frond. San Francisco, Feb. 1 The Evenlna Hal- letin asserts editorially that the pretentions of the various parties to portions of tho Presidio Military Reservation rest solely on tho assign ment of the claim of one Felix Arccntl, who bought btate Island Canal warrants and located them on this reservation, and that they have not the shadow of a title or equitable claim, the whole affair being a fraud; aud that the proposition in Congress to give them tho property, which is now of immense value, is de nounced by everybody as an io famous swindle. The Wutro Tunnel is in 1800 feet, and has struck a large boJyof water. The Apnche ladlann in Arizona are growing bolder, and make daily raids into the Pimo and Gila reservations, which hitherto have been considered safe. More troops are urgently called for. ine most Destructive Fire In Virginia City. Nevada, forjyears, occurred this mornlug. The flames crossed D street and swept away two thirds of tho east side of tho street, from Union to Biuion avenues. At one timo the stables of Mr. McKay, corner of D and Union streets, were on fire, and the work of tearing down the build ing to save Piper's Opera House was com menced, tint by tho exertlous of tho firemen it was saved. Alone D street, on tho east and west sides, tho destruction was sweeping. Tho losses and insurances have not yet been ascer tained. Pat Lyons and a boot-black known as "Smoky," who were sleeping in Mrs. Sherman's house, were not awakened in timo to escape, and pcrifched in the flames. FROM THE WEST. The ftlurderer (Jalentlne Menteneed. Cleveland, Ohio. Feb. 2. Dr. Galentine. who was convicted of manslaughter for shoot ing Dr. Jones for alleged seduction of his wife, v.as this morning sentenced to tho Penitentiary for ten years, tho full penalty. Obituary. Judge Thomas Bolton, heretofore a prominent politician of this city, died here last night. A RAILROAD "UNi?LEASAXTNESS." Open Runture of New Yorlt and Philadelphia Compntjlca with the Ualtimore and Ohio I'omiiany. The nuarrel between tho Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company and the Camden aud Amuoy, Philadelphia, Wilmington and Baltimore, and New Jersey Companies, has at last ended Iu an open rupture and a suspension of all relations between the latter companies and the first named. lhe JNew Jersey Kailroad Company ycsterdiy discontinued the sale of through tickets to tho South by the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, in consequence of the refueal of that company to accept tho same amount for fare from New xork ana Mew J-.ngland passengers that is charged for Baltimore passengers between Bal timore and Washington. For through passen gers from New York and beyond$l-72 is charged oy me company lor iaro between ualtimore and Washington, while they charge only 130 for tho same trip to Baltimore passengers. The New Jersey companies yesterday effected ar rangements for sending their Southern pas sengers by the 'Bay" lino from Baltimore, and passengers for the Southwest and West are to be sent over the Pennsylvania Railroad. To Washington passengers tickets to Baltimore are sold at a rate considerably lower than that hitherto charged, and the company also supply Baltimore and Washington tickets purchased by their agents in Baltimore at the low rate adopted by the Baltimore and Ohio Company, for tho exclusive benefit of Baltimore passengers. Tho traveller will by this accemmodatlng arrange ment save a considerable sum out of the rato of fare biiberto paid. This rupture, which was predicted, will of course Injure the Baltimore and Ohio Company by taking from it nearlv all the through traffic Irom the East to tho Southwest and South, liow far it will injure tho companies who havo assumed the aggressive cannot at present bo calculated, but the Baltimore and Ohio threatens veDgeance on them by giving its support to tho Alr-llne Railroad bill now before Congress. The companies north of Baltimore claim that thev have ODly adopted this course for the purpose of reducing fares, after all fair efforts to induce the Baltimore and Ohio Company to join them had failed. JV. Y. Times to-day. THRILLING RAILROAD RIDE. Gentletnnn Heconies PossesHed of an Unfa vorable View ol a llrukeuiau'a Llle. From the Detroit lYilmne. A few nights since a resident of Tecumseh. who bad been on a visit to one of the way sta tions of the L. S. and M. S- Railway, being de sirous of reaching home, took passage on a freight train to which a caboose was attached. The train was very long and heavy, and the track was slippery, rendering it almost impos sible to make any sort of progress. In order, therefore, to get the ireignt througn the con ductor divided the train at a side track, leaviug the rear half to be drawn by another engine. wbicli was to have been furnished in the morning. The Idea ot remaining in a caboose car, on a elde track, on a cold night, was not relished to any great extent by the passenger referred to, and he decided to test the virtue of riding, as the brakemen usually ao, on tue lop ot the train. The roof of the car was covered with scow and ice, and he seized hold of two iron brackets in order to prevent his being rolled oft. On thundered the train, and tho home-sick traveller clung to his perch with a heroism worthy of a man who loves his family and home and friends, and has a holy horror of being crushed to atoms by a railroad train. After proceeding a few miles his hat ilew off, and each particular hair of his bead stood up "like quills on a fretful porcupine." The steam pene trated "those hair," went np his coat-sleeves, around his face and throat, and soon he was covered all over like a "Frost King." Arriving at Tecumseh, he was quite benumbed, and had to be helped down, and he presented a laughable yet deplorable sight. II is nose had swelled to enormous proportions, his bead presented the appearance of a miniature iceberg, and his ears were "like unto ' those of a baby elephant, the only exception being that they couldn't be flapped worth a cent. I10RUIDLE FATE. A ft! no and Tenm Frozen to Death. From the Hannibal (.Wo.) Courier, Jan. 'it. By permission of Mr. A. C Grimes wa m;ike the following extract from a letter received by him to-day from his brother at XiidillctOiVU, Mo. Tho correspondent savp: A very sad mUfortuno happened to one of our townsmen, a Mr. J. Cobb. The particulars are about these: Mr. Cobb was employed Vi drive some fifteen miles iu tho country with a lady and two children, who wished to go to tboir friends. So they left here one week ago lust Saturday in the morning, tho weather being cold and bad. llo delivered the woman and children safely to their fi iemls.aud was returning when night came on, aud Mr. Cobb lo6t his way in tho darkness and snow. Jle drove on, comiug up to Lead Creek, aud drove his team over a very dangerous embaukment, where the water was three feet deep. Mr. Cobb was uot found until one week ago to-day he and the team frozen to death all frozen last in the ice. It la not known how long Cobb lived after tho team went over, but it is thought that he lived in a senseless condition until the next day. It is one of the saddest affairs that has happened lu the history of Middletown. lie was a poor man, and leaves a wife and nine children. Considerable money was made np for the family IHE HAQGERTY HOMICIDE. A Verdict Against Torley, The gang of thieves, gamblers, Tammany politicians, and roughs that congregated yes terday in the Coroner's office was the same that oscembled during the former investigation into the circumstances connected with the shooting of Jim Haggerty by William Varley, alias "Reddy the Blacksmith," in the saloon on the corner of Broadway and Houston street. William Tracy, JJaggerty'a companion on the night in question, testified that he was very much under the influence of liquor on that right; he had a dim recollection of entering Eagan's saloon, but knew nothing of the affray nor of the shooting of Haggerty until the fol lowing day. Detective Heidelherg testified rela tive to Varley's entering Police Headquarters and giving himself np. The case was then submitted to tho jury, who rendered a verdict against Varley without any qualification, counsel lor the accused pro icEsed to bo astonished at the verdict, deciarin al that Varley would be convicted in no crimin court. The prisoner then testified that he was a native of England, aged thirty-seven, and a saloon-keeper. He declared that he acted solely in self-defcuso. Coroner llerrman said that ho would hold the prisoner to ball in .$ 10,000 to await the action of the Grand Jury. This was furnished by Michael Shelly, of J No. 23 Oliver street, who wn also his surety on tho formar occasion, and Varley was released iV. T. IVi bune to-day. A street in Peoria, Illinois, li nicknamed Turtle Dove lane since fifteen newiy-married couple took Bp their residence thereon. The 103-year old lady who can thread a needle w ith fluency in three different languages and walk a mile without glasses has got around to Ohio. A Princeton, Illinois, saloon keeper has a temperance pledge behind tho bar, and does his best to induce dead-beats and loafers to sign it. FlIVAItX'IS All) COtUHBlKCE. KVEOTVrt TRT.KGTIAPTI OPFTCK, Thursdar, Fob. i, 1871, i Both for call and time loans the Philadelphia Money market exhibits but little activity. Tho improvement in business generally anticipated after the surrender of Paris is uot up to expec tations, nearly all departments of trade being quiet and the regular business wants small and easily satisfied. The supply of currency, espe cially in national bank notes, is quito large, and some of the banks find it difficult to employ their surplus funds. Call loans are quiet and easy at 5(5 6 per cent, on good collaterals, and choice A 1 mercantile paper is In demand at 7S8 rer cent, on the street, and at 0 per cent, at the bank counters in favor of regular depositors. Gold is active, unsettled, and higher, the range being lllKni, closing at 111. Government bonds, in sympathy with gold, are also unsteady, a portion of the list being wtnk. The stock market was quite active and strong. Sales of State Gs, second series, at 104)(H104?; War Loan do. at 103'; city Cs, new, at 101, and ante-war issues at 101102. Reading Railroad was in demand and sold largely at 411; Pennsylvania sold at ti2G2; Little Schuylkill at 43; Mluehill at 51?; and Lehigh Valley at COtf. Canal shares attracted attention. Sales of Schuylkill at 8; do. preferred stock at 17 17; and Lehigh at 3l(&j3ii the latter was active and stronger. Miscellaneous shares were quiet. Sales of Bank of Fepubllc at U5; Germantown Railway at 30; and Spruce and Pine Streets do. at 25. Attention is directed t the advertisement of the City Treasurer, who gives notice that tho fremhim on gold interest on city loans of July not will be paid in currency on and after the 6th inst. PHILADELPHIA STOCK EXCHANGE SALES. Reported by De Haven 4 Bro., No. 40 3. Third street. HOARD. 1200 Pa 6S W L....103V 4 all Mlnehill It... B1V 60 C0V 49 tllOOO Am Uold 1U) liooo city 6s, prior tO '62....101Jj I2B00 do . prior to '62.102 2M0 do.new.b3.101 fcoo Pa 6s, 8se....l04 $1R0 do 104 13000 Pa A N Y C 78 bS.... 92 4shLlt Sch Kit.. 43 4 do 43 100 sh Penna R 62 59 BH Lea V R ... 11 do 115 do M5, 400 sh Reading K. . . 200 do ....030. 49 121 do 49 800 Bh Loll N...O30 800 do 200 do SCO 600 do 800 sh Sen Nv. .... 84V 84 81 84 BETWEBN fsooo city 6s, New.ioi 200('OAm Gold Ill BOARDS. 62 sh LehValR.... 400 BnlteadR..b60. 60 49 MB88K8. DB HATKN k BROTHKB, NO. 40 8. Third street, Philadelphia, report the following quotations: U. 8. 68 Of 1981, 113(4118 H ', do. 1862, 110t110,V ; do. 1864, 1097,(4110; do. 1860, 109?;4110 ; do. 1808, new. 108109; do. 186T, do. 109,4109; do. 1S68, da 109lo; 10-40S, I09c109. u. 8. 80 Year 6 per cent. Currency, 11 1111 Hold, lllc4 111; Bllver, 10fluT; Union Paclflo Railroad IstMort. Bonds, 7tsV4S00; Central PaclUo Railroad, 9ufKS9l5; Union Paollio Land Grant Bond), Csni(Tlo. M ins as. William faintbb a Co.. No. 3 8. Third street, report the following quotations : U. 8. 61 of 18818, 118al13 ; 6-20S Of 188,110(A110 ; do. 1364, 110(4110; do, I860, 110(4110',-; do,, July, 1866, 10h(4109; do., July, 186T, 109109; do. July, 1868, 1U(4109 :Sa, 10-40, 10914109. Gold, lit U2. U. 8. Paclilc B, R. Cur'cy 6a, lll4lll. Nahb fcliADNBR. uroKrs, report this morning Gold quotations aa follows : 10- 00 A. M Ill 18-15 P. M Ill 110 " IU 18i8 Ill 11- 61 " lliU-20 " ill;? Philadelphia Trade IXeport. Thcrsday, Feti. 2. Bark In the absence of sales we quote No. 1 Quercitron at f 30 y ton. Seeds There la very little Cloversoed coming for ward, and It la lu fair request at 10Uc y pound. Timothy ia nominal at fa 25. Flaxseed is wanted by the ci ushers at 12-10. Tte Flour market Is characterized by much firm ness, but the aggregate business la light. The de mand is principally from the home consumers, whose purchase)! foot np 1200 barrels, lncludiug snperdna at f.xn'&o; extras at $v7.")rf-25; Iowa, Wisconsin, and Minnesota extra family at $6-75-4 t -76; Pennsylvania do. do. at M-&0i47; Indiana. Illi nois, and Ohio do.do. at 16-75(1-75, aud fancy braaiU at Ss90. Ryo Flour may be quoted at 5-Kk4 60. The Wheat market Is (inlet, bo', hMm are not disposed to make concessions. Sales of l.W-l bushels Indiana red at fl 01103; Ohio do. at fl-00, aud amber at tt 62.41 -67. Bye sclH at 9.',e.?il for Western. Corn Is leH active; sales of yellow a;79v4 81c., and.Westeru mixed at 79 tfslo Odis are without change; 2400 bushels Western auJ PcuusyivauU gold at 58(4600. In Bailey and Malt no ailes were le nrtel. Whisky la steady atOtc for Wetern tron-h.umd. LATEST SHlTl'ISH INTKI.LKiENCE. By Cable.) Livkrfool, Feb. 1. Arrived. Khlp Oleiulower, from NewOrleans, Dec 19. with sf3 blesof oottm; bark Valentla, from Savannah, Dec. 20, with fesl bales of cotton. By Telegraph.) NiwToit, Feb. 8. Airlved, steamship City or Antwerp, from Liverpool. I'oktland, Foh. 1. Steamship Peruvian, from Liverpool, arrived to-night. PORT OK PHILADELPHIA FEBRUARY 2 BTAT1 OF TnXBMOMITFB AT TUI KVUNINO TSI.I1HAPB OK KICK. 8 A. M 40 I U A. M 42 I 8 P. iL 41 Sum R18B8 7 moon Hsre. 6- Sum bara 620,Hioa WiTta 11-5T AKK1VKD THIS MOKNINU. 6teamship Virginia, liuuttr, 70 hours irom Charles ton, with Dirise. to Souder & Adams. Jatt.29, 6 P. M., 40 mtleB S. W. of Hatterae, spoke three-maoted solir Jenny N. Huddell, 11 days from Pensacola, bound for Philadelphia. Steamer Fanlta, Doane. 85 hours from New York, with mdae. to John F. Old. Br. bark King Bird, Dexter, fm Boston, in ballast. MKMOKANDA. Steamer Rattleanuke, staled from New York at 8-Sto Uiis A- Jo. THE SIEGES OF PARIS. The French Capital la the rat-I former PUrB The lly Iaveated ny the Itomnns, the Northmen, the Frewrti, the Ueriaaaa, and the EaalUh and Allira. Now that the long-expo :ted event, tho fall of Faris, has rea'ly com 3 to pass, it may bo of interest to give a short description of several sieges, in some respects similar to the recent one, which tho city of Pads has endured in days long gone by. IT 13 TAKEN llf JULIUS C.F.SAU. The siege jut terminated is very far from being the first which the devoted city has had cause to lament. One of tho earliest, if it may bo called a siege, waj that caused by Julius Caesar when he first came into Gaul. Paris, then called Lutepe, was at that time nothing but a collection of poor huts defended only by the river, and being without walls or fortifications. The Gauls had refused any longer to contribute the cavalry to tho Roman armies, as had been the custom, and raised a great insurrection. Ca'sar sent his lieutenant, Lablenu, to eubluo the Lutecnns. This was before Caesar had met his defeat in Auvergno, and before he had retreated to Champagne. On' the approach of the army the Gauls burnt their attempts at fortification, broke down their bridges, forsook the locality, and encamped on the north of the town. A battle ensued and the Gauls were routed. THE SIEGES OF TIIB NORTIIMEN. ' The city of Lutece became the favorite of Julian the Apostate, and in the year 336 that monarch cleared the city and vicinity of the great numbers of German barbarians who had overrun it for five years. The Danes in parti cular were very rapacious, and in the ninth cen tury they came down in great hordes. In the year 843 tho Danes, fresh from the spoiling of tho Saracens in Spain and the burning of Nantes, came upon Paris. Then the river was wider, and had but two bridges. There was but one gate to the city, and the buildings after wards historical as monasteries and public buildings were then fortresses and strongholds. To defend the city Charles the Bald gathered his army together at St. Denis before tho abbey afterwards St. Germain des Pres. Contrary to the expectations the Danes did not attack, but spread themselves over and ravaged the coun try. The terrified citizens abandoned the city and the Danes entered it ou Eister-evc. But the riches which they expected to find had been removed, and they toqk only the iron gates and the beams of the roof of St. Germain as trophies to King Eric. When sickness seized the Danish army it was agreed that on the payment by the Emperor Charles of the large subsidy of seven thousand pounds by weight of pure silver tho conquering armies should retire. But in the year 857 these barbarians were again on hand. They then destroyed most of the monasteries which they had before plun dered. They burned St. Denis and took pri soner the abbot, a grandson of Charlemagne, demanding a heavy ransom. Only Notre Dame (then St. Etience) and St. Germain des Pres escoped. The tombs of the Merovingian kings were broken open and the bones of Clovis were scattered. The unsatisfied piratos were again before Paris in 885. Kollo was then tho leader, and the fleet that covered tho Seine for two leagues, and which contained forty thousand men, was com manded by Slgfrled. Paris was defended by Eudes, son of the Count of Paris. The city was well fortified, and a temporary bridge stopped tho posEage of tho vessels. A treaty having been refused by the Parisians, the Danes tried to storm the Grand C ha tele t and wounded Bishop Ganzelaine. The siege was continued for four years, but the Northmen made bo great head way. A swelling of the river damaged the bridge and allowed the vessels to pass, but it was repaired by the same bishop, wLo also sunk I some five ships which were sent against it. But the Danes captured a tower defended by the bishop and killed its defenders, all but the bishop himself, who died of vexation. The Em peror cent an army to raise the siege, but tho Danes captured and killed its leader, Count Henry. Charles the Emporor himself came to the rescue in the end, and gave as a subsidy fourteen hundred silver marks and Burgundy, which had revolted. The Danes stayed about Paris for nearly two years afterwards, until all the subsidy money had been paid. MESIl.GED BY TnE GERMANS. After this Paris had nearly a century's rest, until tho year 973, when the Emperor Otho of Germany with sixty thousand men attacked the city, then governed by Lothalre, one of tho last of the Carlovinglans. The French refused to fight, and the Emperor had aa easy conquest. ENGLAND THE AGGRESSOR. Paris was again in trouble during the long wara between England and France in the reign of Edward III. These wars were caused by Edward's claiming tho French throne on the death of Charles IV as the nephew of that monarch, ignoring the Salic law concerning the succetfion of women, whieh prevented his mother from bavin any right. The English under Edward lauded at Li Haguo in 1310, and after pillaging Normandy advanced on Paris. The city was not then enclosed. The King abandoned it to 1U inhibitants, and the trouble ended with the gnat Euglish victory at Crecy. Paris was entirely enclosed, for the first time, iu 1357 w ith a wall and a ditch, the Provost of Paris employing three huudred masons for a whole year. The fortifications were tested im mediately upon their completion. The Duke of Normandy, Regent of France, attempted to regain the city, and laid siege to it. It was de fended by tho King of Navarre and some English archers. After peace was proclaimed the Provost continued 10 intrigue for the Klag of Navarre, who remained at St. Denis and allowed his English followers ami soldiers to riot iu ibe city, wtero at one time sixty of them vere killed in one affray. The citizens being disposed to retaliate, armed themselves, set upon the Euulish, aud killed six hundred of them. The Prov. st at last planning to let ia the Englifh for the purpose of sacking the city, and of killing all the adherents of the Regent, was slain with a battle-axe, and the Duke of Normandy was brought In triumph to tbo Louvre. Another siege was inaugurated in 1359 by the nglih,wLo uid sail- d from Dover, had marched through Plcardy and Rhelm, bad halted seven leagues from the city, and had sent to the regent offering battle, lie refund to come outelde of the barriers. Then it w that orders were given to burn down the three faubourgs of St. Germain, St. Mircel, and No re Dame des Pht.rnna. Th vIlliiirpH nf M.int hr i,n 1 I.nn- .' CvnUnued oh tht twomi ay.