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B H A JIO VOL. XV. NO. 29. PHILADELPHIA, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 1871. DOUBLE SHEET THREE CENTS. rrnTTTT Trrl TrD A TTnTnT Mi a Mi -rf pk m r n JJ u vi ri J ii i JUaJ, U,JJ. JLL FIRST EDITION THE NORTHERN PACIFIC RAILWAY. The Key Path to tha Indies. Speech of XVZr. Jay Cooko. Solid rlen In Council. Railroad War in Maine. Baez and San Domingo. Reconstruction cf the Cabinet. Etc., Etc.. Etc.. Etc.. Etc. A RAILROAD PARTY. nr. Jay Cooke Anon the New York CnpU IhIIhIs The future s-nt tawny to the Intlles. Abont two hundred gentlemen, in response to the following invitation: MR. IIENKY C. BOWES requests the pleasure of your company to meet Mil. J AT COOKE, Thursday evening, February 2, 1871, at half-past 7 o'clock, No. DO Willow street, Brooklyn 11 eights met at Mr.Bowen's residence laBt even ing. The company was composed of the lead ing business men of Brooklyn and New York. rUE INTERESTS REPRESENTED. It was certainly a remarkable company. The solid men of the community were there. The long heads of Wall street, and Broad street, and Nassau street, Fine street and Broadway the most of them, indeed, rather suggestively crowned with silver, were brought together in such a manner as such heads too rarely are, in the golden social atmosphere of Mrs. Bowen'e elegant and hospitable home. Every department of the trade and finance of the great financial centre and commercial metro polis was represented. Five hundred millions of live capital were represented. The pulpit, the press, the bar were represented. There were the men who supply the sinews of war, who provide the wings of commerce, who build the engines of peace, and wield the potent ogencieB af modern civilization. Among TUB GENTLEMEN PRESENT thers were Messrs. FoEter and Leonard of the firm of Leonard, Sheldon rfc Foster; Aaron lleely, James Myers, Kev. Dr. Field, Judge Pratt, of the Supreme Court, D. C. Bobbins, Key. Dr. Joshua Leavitt, of the Independent, C. C. Dike, Coleman Benedict, John Russell Young, Mr. O'Brian, of O'Brlan Bros., Mr. Burnham, of the firm of Journay & Burnham, A. A. Low, II. B. Clafliu, If on James Barnes. James Howe, John Hunter, President of the Dime Savings Bank, Thomas Messenger, President of the Brooklyn Bank; Pitt Cooke of Jay CooketCo.; II. Messenger, Thomas Denny, Jr., Charles Dennis, of the Atlantic Mutual; Luther B. Wyman, K. B. Pen-in, President of the Butchers' and Drovers' Bank; N. S. Beers, banker; Milton Caldwell, banker; A. W. Sheppard. banker; Jonas Ait kens, of the firm Robinson, Chase & Co.; Henry E. Bowen; Governor Ashley, of Montana; Gor don L. Ford; . B. Litchfield; James Freeland; Mr. Silas Ludlow, Collector of Internal Reve nue; Isaac Van Anden; John F. Hervus; H. B. Duryea; Charles Hurd; Anthony Gilkison, Charles II. Dillingham; C. W. Kendall, member of Congress-elect from Nevada; Walter E. Colton, George Holt, John B. Hutchinson, J. C. Howe & Co., George Bowen, Edward Bowen, George Leary, of the Savannah Steamship Company; Dwight John eon, President of the Firemen's Trust Company; William M. Thomas, Vice-President of the City National Bank; Henry J. Foster, Cashier City National Bank; B. B. Van Vleck, Nicholas Luqneer, Morris Reynolds, Henry A. Bowen, and others. Mr. Bowen, the host of the occasion, said that the company had taken this method of affording to his friend Mr. Cooke an opportunity of say ing to them all at once and all together what one friend might say in convessition to another upon a subject of mutual interest. In response to this Introduction Mr. Cooke came forward. His remarks were made in a conversational, off-hand manner. A map at one end of the parlor served to illustrate the gecgraphical conditions of the undertaking which the gentleman assumed to explain. Mr. Cooke used a wand (.occasionally to empha sise his points, in so doing forcibly remind ing at least a few of his hearers of the period twenty years ago, when he used map and wand to subsidize the imagination of his Sunday school scholars, in the old St. Paul's Vcn Jist Episcopal Church of Philadelphia, tot the evangelization of the wilds of Africa. The sub ject received the close attention of the company, notwithstanding the rival and distracting influ ence of the charming ladies who presided in regal state at the opposite end of the drawing room. REMARKS OF UK. JAY COOKK. Mr, Cooke commenced by saying that as long ago as 1MB It was believed that the route chosen by tue Northern Fauirlc Railroad would be the ultimate popular road to the Pacltlc coast, on the principle that tbe highways of cations follow the water courses. As early as lt8, Mr. Oeffln, the well known newspaper correspondent, nnder the nem d plum of "Carleton," published a pamphlet on the subject which attracted much attention. He com menced at Duloth, on Lake Superior, and traced the route from thence to the Red Blver. thence duwa the valleys of the Miaeeuri and the Yel low stone. a route which coull be easily trailed, and which led through a country rich In mineral wealth of coal, iron, und limestone. Tbe route passes thence to a .ill at iu, through one of tbe most favored portions of the country for stock raising ; and also throngU tbe gold raintug region of Montana. The route then followed the valley of the Colombia to the l'acillo coast, when it w&4 com pleted. New York (or, as be should nay, Brooklyn, as be was now, perhaps, addressing that locality), wonld be some 600 miles nearer the Faolflc. The distance frwiu Brooklyn to i'upet Sound would be about bOOO miles, and an express train running at the rate of 20 miles an hour would traverse the whole distance in about four days. Tbe grades of the whole route would be easy, and would uowhere exceed fifty feet to tbe mile. It was not a f rozen region that the road traverse 1, as the speaker proceeded to show by several com parisons. No snow sheds would be required, and there would not be a tunnel on the entire route. He explained In detail the vustDts of the great Northwestern country, as well aa Its unbounded re sources, water power, forests, and mineral wealth. Along tbe entire route of the Northern Central there was a region of coal, which was tae substratum of all mineral wealth. The country was fertile, the temperature mild, and the relou capable of enor mous development. It Intersect aud drains naviga ble streams along the entire route. At present the lumber trade of Puget Hound alone required 73d sail for transportation. Governor Smith, of Ver mont, for the Vermont Central trustees, has pur chased all the boats and otber property of the North ern Transportation Company on tbe great lakes run ning from Ogdensburg, N. Y., to Duluth, Mtun., where they will connect with tbe Northern I'acido Kallroad. This action, which carries out the plan for the .establishment of sv grand trans-eon Unental line, In commended on all sides in Mew Kogland, as It Is believed that tbe great power acquired by the Central managers will be used, not in the spirit of a greedy monopoly, but for tbe best interests of tbe road and feuue, Tbe Northern Pacific Com pany Is new building westward from Lake Superior. Enough morey has been paid In by the stockholders to construct and equip the first division of the rod, from Lake Superior, across Minnesota, to the He1 river of the North, 823 miles. The money for this branch 16,000,000 has been paid in, and the work Is being rapidly pushed to completion. Arrange ments are also being made for commencing the building the road at tne western terminus on l'uget Sound and the Pacific Ocean. This work will com mence in the spring, and In a little time the road will be In the process of building at each end. He desired to be understood, however, that as the financial agents or the company, the firm which he represented did not propose to make any promises which could not be filled. They regarded the bonds as the safest and soundest securities In the market. J f they did not thev would never lend their names to the enterprise, hut he was not pre pared to stnte the exact time of the oonipletion of I the road. If he was asked his personal opinion, how- cvci, lie wuiim bn y turn, wniiiii I'Hir ,eius liu t - peeted that the trade of the Indies would be carried over this route. The company has somewhat over fifty millions of acres of land, which would un doubtedly sell for a much larger amount than the amount of bonds It would be necessary to Ifsuc No stock has yet been Issued, and when it Is Issued nothing was to be paid on It. The road was to be built upon its bonds and the sale of its lands. Mr. Cooke then proceeded to show the value of these bonds as a perfect security, being a first mort gage Issue on a railroad over two thousand miles In extend, together with the rolling stock, buildings and all other equipments, and also a land grant of more than fifty million acrei of land, embracing an amount of territory equal to Matne, New Hamp shire, Vermont, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Long Islnnd, Mew Jersey, and Delaware. He then went Into a very Interesting description of the ocean current, which governed the course of trade. A vessel leaving China and Japan for Han Francisco is now obliged to sail within eighty miles of Pngnt's Sound. Thence it has to traverse six hundred miles to reach its port of destination. When the Northern Pacific Railroad Is completed, and the proposed telegraphs are con structed, the cargo of this vessel will be landed at New York, and the announcement of Its sale te'e graphed to its shippers sooner than the vessel can now be signalled off the Golden Gate. It might be asked, Mr ('coke said, in conclusion, If this route ficssessed all these advantages, why was it not se ected In the first place aa the highway to the Pa cific? He had asked this question himself. But It Is easy to explain when we inquire Into the sub ject. The Mormons, in selecting Salt Lake as their site, did so with the Intention of being removed from communication with the rest of too world. They hoped never to be troubled with the world's people. Hut they left their track behind them, and when Fremont wns sent out to quiet the Indians, he naturally selected the same route. Then the Gov ernment va8 obliged to send a large force to Cali fornia to take possessisn of that country as apart of our payment for the expenses of the war with Mexico. Soon after the gold fever broke out, and, of course, the people In their rush went by the beaten track. But the route of the Northern Pacific has the Saints with It. (Laugh ter.) All Rlong the proposed road are villages aud streams named after some patron saint. It was along this track, with its delightful climate, that the original emigrants sought their abode, and there are hundreds of Catholic settlements already estab lished. REMARKS OF HX-GOVERNOR A8UI.ET. At the conclusion of the address of Mr. Cooke, ex-Governor Ashley, of Montana, by request' made a few remarks, confirming all that had been said in praise of the climate of the region to be traversed by the Northern Pacific Road. He adduced in evidence of the isothermal advantages of that region the fact that since he surrendered the Gubernatorial chair of Montana, last fall, he had gone all winter without an overcoat in the clothes he then wore. (Laughter.) He was convinced that Montana was destined speedily to become the great wheat-growing section of the United States. The company was then invited to the supper room to enjoy an elegant and bountiful enter tainment prepared by the well-known caterer, R. G. Anderson. SAN DOMINGO. Important letter from Baez. The following letter from President Baez. of San Domingo, to a friend in this country, has just been received and will be tead with in terest: RRSIOEKCE OP THE EXECUTIVE, SAN DOMIKGO, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 1871. Esteemed Friend: I had the pleasure to receive by the steamer Tybee your esteemed favor of the Slst of December, aud I have read tbetnterestlng details It contains. The worthy and noble conduct or General Grant is be yond all praise. I am dally more pleased that Pro vidence has placed me In relations with a person of bis high qualities in the arduous and patriotic task of assuring the future of my country and of saving the principles of its civilization. His firmness, in telligence, and deep convictions lead me to hope that we shall triumph over the obstacles and calumnies of gratuitous enemies, both in the United States and at home, and over the men who comprehend no great, noble, generous idea, but only sordid calculations for their own personal Inte rest. The brilliant and persuasive message of Presi dent Grant, which we have inserted in tbe official bulletin, bas produeed the most pleasing and favor able Impression In the minds of the Dominicans, wbo bave seen with enthusiasm the lofty Idea which be bas of bis country, and his cellcate manner or setting forth the advantages which the power ful American Union will gain from the an nexation of this Island. When there Is so much honor aud tact at the same time, the result seems certain, since the means which will be used to ob tain It will be in harmony with the pru'leuce of the fireparatory steps and measures. I am expecting he arrival of tbe commission, its appointmeut is a happy omen, and I do not doubt that its final report, based on truth, will produce the desired result. When one acts In good faith, without ulterior de signs, and wht there is no exaggeration In the re ports, one cannot fall to gain by the evidence before which men like Perry, Hatch, aud some others who bave prospered by trickery aud calumny, will be unmasked. Buknaventcka Bakz, ANOTHER RAILROAD WAR. Travelling Trouble In Itlalne Important Le gislation Asked For. For some years, 6ays the Boston Traveller, tbe Port-moutb, Saco, and Portland Railroad, between Portsmouth and Portland, has been run by the Eastern aud tbe Boston and Maine Rail roads, on what was nominally a perpetual lease, though to either party was reserved the rUht to terminate it on six mouths' notice, by the pay ment of $100,000. The rent paid was six per cent. a pretty fair price at tho time the lease was made. A few months since the Portland, 8aco, and Portsmouth Company gave notice of its inten tion to terminate the lease with each of the other roads, and pay to each the penalty pro vided for in tbe lease. Since then each of the other roads has tillered to make uew leases by which the Portland, Saco, and Portsmouth Company would receive a rent of ten per cent. a handsome advance from tho old rental. Up to this time that company has not accepted of the terras offered. The Boston and Maine Railroad Company has now petitioned the Maine Legislature for au thority to extend its road from South Berwick to Portland, thus making it an independent and rival line all the way from Boston to Portland. The Portland, Saco, and Portsmouth Railroad will oppose tbe grant, and the question will be one of the most importaut before the Legisla ture of that State this winter. We hear that there is a probability that the petitioners will get what they ask. Here is a suggestive little statement to lovers of statistics, which comes from Toronto. The jail report for last year said that eight medical students bad been imprisoned. Inves tigation showed that two persons, who never had attended the medical schools, but called themselves medical students, had been com mitted, one of them seven times and the other once. Gsncral W. G. Harding, of Tenaessee, has published a long letter to show what are, iu his view, the terrible evils resulting from immigra tion to the present occupants of this country. He talks in this way: Population increases competition, competition reduces wages, reduc tion of wages generates want, want leads to de gradation and crime. SECOND EDITION TO-DAY'S CABLE HEWS. The French Assembly Elections. Protests Against Disqualification. Gen. Manteuffel's Great Victory." Advices from the Pacific Terrible Indian Outrages. Settlors and Miners Killed. Mail and Baggage Trains Attacked Indian Battle on the Colorado. Etc. Etc.. Etc.. Etc.. EtO FROM EUROPE. rrotests Annlnut the Disqualification of Voters at the Assembly Elections. Bordeaux, Feb. 2. Twelve opposition jour nals have protested against the decree issued by the Bordeaux Government on Tuesday, pro viding for the disqualification from the privilege of election to the Assembly of members of families reigning over France since 1739, all persons who have acted as Imperial official candidates in the past elections, or held office as Ministers, Senators, or Councillors of State under the empire, and prefects who have accepted office between tbe 2d of December, 1851, and the 4th of September, ,1870. A deputation of some of these journals waited upon M. Jules Simon to-day and stated to him verbally the grounds on which the pro test is based. M. Simon, In his reply to the address, de clared that the decree issued by the Paris Gov ernment on the 28th of January abolished all disqualifications for the National Assembly, and that he wonld insist upon the execution of the Paris decree. At a public meeting held in this city to-day a Committee of Public Safety was nominated for the future government of France. It includes the names of MM. Gambotta, Louis Blanc, Rocbefort, and Dupontal. fo Election to be Held In Alsace. A telegram was received yesterday by the Government here from Jules Favre, In which be stated that the Germans bave agreed to ig nore the holding of elections for Assembly in Alsace. The French generals commanding In the north and centre of France have protested against tbe Prussian demands relative IlieUneof Demarcation between the French and German armies. The 24lh French Corps, including; Garibaldi, escaped The Pursuit ot Ren. Itlanteuffel'e Arinr. Berne, Feb. 2. General Manteuffel has pur sued the French Army of tho East to the Swiss frontier. The town of Neuenburg, on the Baden side of the Rhine, is Overcrowded with Fugitives from the French army, many of whom are sick or suffering from wounds. The churches are filled with the latter class, who are receiving the necessary treatment from the Badeners. Last Evening's Quotation. London, Feb. S 4 80 P. M. Consols closed at 91 yt for money and 1'92 for account. American securities firmer. 6-JtOs of 1862, 80,; of 1665, old, 90 ; of 1KT, 89 ; :o-40s, 89. Stocks firmer Kris, 18 ; Illinois Central, 110; Great Western, 8S. London, Feb. 2. Tallow, 45s. 6d.$4ss. 9d. Re fined petroleum, Is. 6d.ls. sd. Linseed oil, '29 6s. Turpentine, (6s. 6d. Tbe weekly statement of the Bank of England shews an Increase of 90, two in bullion. Liverpool, Feb. I. Turpentine, 37s. fdigSSi FROM THE PLAINS. Further Outrage hy tbe Ravages -ftlloers, settlera nun Mail tJeache Attacked. Santa. Fi, Feb. 2. The Ralston correspon dent of tbe Daily 1'ott, under date of January 25, gives the following: A week since fifteen men left this place to prospect for gold on the Chirilla Mountains. News has jnst been received here from Apache Pass, through the mail driver, that the party were attacked by Indians. Two of tbe party bad left for Fort Bowie to obtain assistance, and before they left two of their number, Robert Scbell and Hugh O'Neill, had fallen. There is intense excitement here. The fear and suspense regarding the prospecting party are terrible, as It was composed of our bast men. The mail from Los Limbres to Lameiscilla bas been captured by the Indians. Captain Bowie left an hour after the news had reached there, with a detachment of twenty-five men, to render aid. Tbe Indians also stole and drove off about three thousand sheep belonging to Christebran Cbamet, of Bender. Two men were supposed to bave been killed by the Indians, as they have not been heard from since Monday. Several citizens started in pursuit, bnt they have not yet been beard from. The Indians drove the sheep in the direction of the White Mountains. military Transfer. General Getty, who bas been in command of this military district for several years, having been transferred, left the city yesterday with his family to join his command tbe Sd United States Cavalry at Key West, Florida. Alining New. Information ffrom the Ralston silver mines states that tbe lead has been traced to a depth of 75 feet, thus setting at rest the fears that these wonderful mines might only be surface deposits. Qaaatltlee of Snow. A much larger quantity of snow has fallen here this winter than bas fallen for a number of years, which gives great encouragement to farmers and miners, but retards travel consider ably. Ther is abont seven Inches sow on the ground. FROM THE PACIFIC COAST. The Weather and the Crop. San Francibco, Feb. 2. The weather Is fine and summer-like. Tho best authorities esti mate that with fair tains for the next sixty days California will be able to export fully 12,000,000 centals of the coming crop. Indian Rattle on the Colorado. The Chimauhnevis nnrt Moiave Indians had a pitched battle at Williams' Fork, on the Colo rado river, a few days 6ince. The Mojaves were routed with the loss of thirty-six braves. The Chlmanhuevls lost their head chief, one of the ablest thieves ever born, and twenty braves. The Wheat Market of to-day is firm at $2-42fc2-50,.In gold, per cental. Until on Horse Thieve. The Sheriff of San Diego county and party have killed two and captured four of a gang of horse thieves, and Also secured fifty-three horses. Being on the Mexican side of the river, the prisoners were delivered to the local Mex ican authorities, who tried them, promptly hanging two and shooting one, one being par doned by the Governor, st the intercession of the citizens, on account of his extreme youth. Train Attacked by Indian, f The Indians attacked.a train between La Paz and Wickenburg, Arizoaa, causing the horses of the train to stampede for forty miles. i-ns FROM THE WEST. Woman Muflrace. St. Louis, Feb. 3. A delegation of ladies from the Woman's Suffrage Association of Mis souri presented a memorial to the Legislature yesterday asking that body to memorialize Congress to submit the sixteenth amendment to the Federal Constitntion, granting suffrage to women. The House referred the memorial to the Committee on Federal Relations. The dele gation called on Governor Brown yesterday to ascertain his position om the woman question. The Governor replied that he was not prepared at the present time to take any decided ground on the subject; that be regretted to see so many differences between the ladies engaged in the movement; and that there were some phases of the subject affecting family relations, about which he desired more fully to satisfy himself. Defnlrntlon o a Merchant. T. II. Withers, commission merchant, is al leged to have decamped, leaving numerous creditors. FROM WASHINGTON. Naval Order. Despatch to the Associated Press. Washington, Feb. 8. Llent.-Commander John A. Rowland is detached from the Tusca rora and ordered to assume command of the Dictator. Lient.-Commander T. W. Dickens and B. II. McCalla, Lieuts. Franklin Harford and Henry G. Mace, Surgeon Michael Bradley, Passed Assistant Paymaster Frank 11. Arms, Chief Engineer J. W. Whlttakar, and First As't Engineer William S. Neal are detached from the Tuscarora, and placed on waiting orders. Cabinet Ilamor. Rumor is still busy in asserting that several members of the Cabinet will be superseded by the first of March, but these gentlemen having been repeatedly interrogated by friends yester day and to-day, disclaim any knowledge what ever of such changes. So far as is known from other executive sources, there is no present prospect of a reconstruction of the Cabinet. FROM NEW ENGLAND. An Intervention Case. Boston, Feb. 3. William Harris, alias Wil liams, a passenger by the steamship Aleppo, is nnder arrest here under a charge of forgery, committed in Cornwall, England. The request for his arreet was received by cable. nias.arhu.ett Constabulary. The State Senate, by a vote of 19 to 12, passed the bill, as amended, appropriating $105,000 for tbe annual pay of State constabulary. New York Produce market. New Yobi, Feb. 8 Cotton dull and nominal; sales 1000 bales uplands at 16c.: Orleans at l6o. Flour dull; sales 9000 barrels State at ld l5(4T-20; Ohio at $6-9T-60; Western at $8-15taT-7o. Wheat dull; sales 81,000 bushels new spring at $1-55; winter red and amber Western at $1-Mf60; white Michigan at f l t5. Corn dull; sales 8a,000 bushels new mixed Western at eoS6e. Oats dull; sales 19,000 bushels Ohio at 63 "'. Beef steady. Pork quiet. Lard unchanged. Whisky quiet at 94c. A FRIGHTFUL RIDE. A Runaway Omnibus Team Narrow Escape ot Passengers Tbe Driver Patau Injured. The Cincinnati Gazette of tbe 1st Inst, says: Yesterday morning, as the California omni bus, drawn by four horses, was coming into the city, an accident and a runaway occurred of a nature to make a man shudder to contemplate. As the vehicle was coming down Martin street tbe team became alarmed and started off at a gait lively enough to awaken the fears of persons inside. On reaching the intersection of the two branches of the street railway, the wheels on one side being suddenly arrested aud diverted from their course by striking the frog, the vehicle suddenlv careened almost to the point of upsettlmr. "Tho driver, David Wallace, who thus far had been trying his best to check the horses, was thrown 'from his seat to the pavement below, falling heavily upon his shoul ders, while one of the wheels of the omnibus passed diagonally over his face, breaking his lower jaw in two places. In a moment the omnibus resumed its per- Eendicular, and without driver to guide or reak to retard, the frightened team dashed down tbe street on the full run, bearing with them living freight tlx persons who little knew what terrible fate might be impending. A mad team hurrying along a down grade in danger of dashing into other vehicles, with the possibility finally ot plunging headlong into the deep ravine of the Deer Ureek Valley, was try ing enough to tbe strongest nerves. Mr. George YY. Hawkins, the conductor of the omnibus, who was Inside when the driver was thrown from his seat, determined to risk himself to arrest the team, that was now on the full run. Opening the rear door he climbed to the top of tbe omulbus, and crawled to the driver's seat, hoping the lines might be recov ered. The lines, however, bad gone to tbe ground with the driver, aud nothing remained for the courageous man but to use the brake, if that were posbible, and to await the result. Kllgour street was passed, and now but few seconds remained to determine whether the team wonld safely pass tbe bridge or dash in madness into the Deer creek ravine, sixty feet in depth. They were fearful moments. People held their breath. About a hundred feet from tbe bridee a street car was met. It was a bless ing in disguise. The runaway team turned out to pass, bnt in doing so the omnibus struck the side of th4 car with such force that it threw the near wheel horse of the omnibus team to the ground. This arrested tbe runaways for tbe time being, and Mr. Hawkins sprang from his seat, and catching the off-wheel horse, pre vented him from resuming his journey when the other horse rose to his feet. The peril fortunately was over. THIRD EDITION HATTERS AT WASHINGTON, Pacific Railroad Bondo. Tho Question of Interest. Reissue 'of National Bank Notes. National Soldiers' Asylums. rrocoedings of Congress. Later from Europe. French Evacuate tho Paris Forts. ate etc.. Etc. Etc., etc. FROM EUROPE. The Evacuation af the Paris Fort by the French. Loudon, Feb. 2 A despatch from Versailles dated Janaary 31 states that the French evacu ated the forts completely at about 15 minutes past 3 o'clock on Sunday afternoon. The Ger mans of the 4th Regiment took possession of the forts, and the Color or tbe German Umpire were floating over all the forts. Several bat teries of field artillery entered Mont Valericn, and the keys of the fort were delivered by three French ofllcers. The Germans found The Defense In Goed Order, but the barracks dirty. The palace of ML Cloud was Utterly Destroyed. The whole country in front of Mont Velerlen resembles A Ilowlln Wilderness. A supply of provisions is anxiously looked for, and it was expected that after the 1st of February persons will be allowed to Fas In and Out of Pari by special permit. FROM WASHINGTON. Interest on Pad Bo Kallroad Bonds, Sptcial Despatch to the Evening Telegraph, Washington, Feb. 8 The question of interest due the Government on the bonds of the l'acillo Railroad Companies was discussed at frreat lemrth this morning in the Judiciary Committee. The committee are preparing: a report on tae subject, in which they will take ground in favor of a semi annual payment or interest. The committee are divided on the question, and there will probably be two reports. The minority will maintain that the interest Is not due until the bonds mature. The Banking; aud Currency Committee recon sidered the question of authorizing a Reissue ot National UankNote of a denomination of ten, twenty, fifty, and hun dred dollars. It Is claimed c-y the Western mem bers of tbe committee that a reissue will have a tendency to contract currency, and nonce their opposition to it. Without reaching any conclusion the matter was postponed until the next meetimr. The question of the Removal of the Brooklyn Navy Yard was considered in tbe House Naval Committee, but no decision reached. Mr. Lynch, of Maine, intro duced a proposition to appoint a commltteo to In quire Into the propriety of consolidating the navy yards of Maine and Massachusetts, as recommended by the Secretary of the Navy. It proposed to make other consolidations for tho purpose of reducing expenses. A large number of witnesses were ex amined to-day by the Military Committee in the matter of the National Soldiers' Asylum. The evidence te-day related to the purchase of property by General Butler as President of the Association. V. 8. War Ioan In Europe. Now that the war in Europe is about to cease, the Scoretary of the Treasury Is making arrangements to put a new loan of twelve hundred millions upon the market. It Is his purpose to send judicious aud experienced agents abroad to negotiate the loan. rESKSYLVAXIA LEGISLATURE. Senate. Hakkisuttbo, Feb. 8. A rnemta was received from the Governor, nomin&tiBg James P. VViokershaw as 8 u peri a. temleot of the Soldier.' Orphan.' Home.Tioe Mofe'arlaml, resinned Mr. Wickerahaw to perform the duties in ad dition to (bote uow ititrneted to him aa Superintendent of Conimen Hcboola. The consideration of tb nomination was postponed. Aniiing tbe bill reported from sommittees as committed were tbe following: House supplement to the sot incorporating the Phila delphia Academy of Music hmaie bill authorizing a paid Fire Department in Pniiauelpbia. House bill enabling tbe First Presbyterian Church i a Qeimantows to sell certain real estate. henate bill incorporating tbe Franklin Coal Company. House bill in regard to tbe erection of school buildings by tbe Hoard of fituuation in rbiladelpuia. Nnate supplement it tan act fixing the time for holding city, ward, and other local elections, with amend ment. House bill relative to the electing of school directors in tbe Tttesitr-sflcond, I weotj lourtu, aud Twosty aeventh wards ef Philadelphia. The benate till incorporating tho Grand Lodgeof the Kaigbteof Pythiaa was reported as e miruiued, but Mr liaiia raising the poitt of order tuattue courts bad power, tbe biiraker sustained tb point. Mr. liiliinxfelt presented a report oi the Board of chari ties showing lbt appropriations would be necessary tor tbe charitable, refonnatoiy, and eorreutional institutions that bave made application for aid, and the aggregate sumfrecoiuaumded is t&04,feS 66. klr. White moved that Tuesday and other afternoons wben the hen. te meets be rievotnd to the consideration uf tbe report of tbe Civil Code Uommisaion. Messrs liuikalewanil Davis s.d time wi required for lookitg over tbe report, and hen.'ors could not bo pre ps red to conaidor it properly by Tuesday ; and the motion was lost. Tbe following bills were offered in place : Mr. pnrmana one incorporating tus Mononeahela College. Mr. Miller, one extending the time for paying theen rollisgtuosthschaitoruf tue CJitiiens' lUuk of Phila delphia. Mr. White, ons relating to tbs transcripts from dockets Of just iere til tbe peace. Mr. Turner, joint resolution re'ative to giaoting of land subsidy by tbs tioneral Uovernmeat. Ilonae. Mr. Smith, of Philadelphia, presented the report of th Buar1 of 1'ohli. Charities, prepared by a aub-coiumittee, recommending tbe following appropriation.: For Ifast ern Penitentiary, 31,iiU; Western Penitaatiary, 3n,SiM: Western House of Kelnge, t..,6.U; Philadelphia House oi keiuge, :,ui(l; Pennsylvania Htais Lunatio Asylum, 7U WO; Western Pcueayivsaia liospiial, S3,u; New . tans Hospital, 1(',8 0; Upland Unuib Asylum, SJt7,7ia; tilled Institution, nS 0O; Media Training ti.juool,io Northern Home, hiu; Colored Orphan's Home. 4J; Ma? lannsville Colored Wome, lilmd Women's in dustrial Home, Orthopia ie Hospital, tlO.ooO. Mr. Cloud ottered tke follewiug resolution, wuioh was SPopted unamuii only : Aci.is.rf, '1 hat tbe Asditer-Geaoral be requested to in form this house ot tbs amount paid by ihe 8 ata, as shown Vy tbs reoords of his oon-e, sur sulilio prmtiagland bind ing curing tbs years ll-oo, 1M, and IbTS, aud ales the amount paid for paper f sr f rintiBg purposes during tbs asms period. A ceiuiuunication was received atking that Itothermel's picture be dpoeit.d iu tue Alleghany Coiiaty Par and oifuriug to ere.l a building for tbe purpoMi. Mr. tamos e tic red a io.nl resolution nrging Congress ts vote for tbe bl.vens bill, wbics oonters absolute rans. a tbe stall surpeof lbs Ceiled Males Navy. Laid ever uaJer tbs rules. sir. Josephs called no the Benate bill to incorporate the Aineneaa bleauisbip Company, ana tbe bill was read, with tbe soissdsi.sU proposed by the House oouinutoe. vis, : 1st. To exempt tbe company from taxation for only tea yeets ; and ltd. Te require ail tbe tsssels to be cua- tmctrd and eqnipped In Pennsylvania, and ot materials made in tins State. Mr. Marshall moved to strike ont thli sneond proviso because it was unnecessary. The projector of tbs new line were men wbo had the interests of Philadelphia and of the Commonwealth at bears. Mr. Challant nnid tht the restriction wonld aim dnlav the operations of the company, for tbey would be naalile to construct vessels under two or three years, whereas they might desire temporarily to buy or lenes vessels. Mr. Klliolt gave an sdditinnsl reason why tbs provision fhould be struck out, vir. : That it.vould make such an alteration in the charter of the company as might tend t J invalidate tbe subscript irns already received. Mr. Kllie took tbe broHd view that the steamships must be built in euch a manner as to ennble them to oecome successful competitors with those of Germany and France. In the execution of the i lea he held that tbs utmost license should bn allowed tbe con- pany in procuring ves sels and msterinls. Messrs. Smith of Philadelphia, Strang, Marshall, and F.lliot favored the bill as msritorinus, and calculated to promote the commerce of Philadelphia. Mr. Johnson moved to at'ike out the amsn lment limiting the tax exemption to ten years. Mr. I a -non suidtbiiths had been instrumental with Mr. llaaar in e tting the two amendments added to the bill. Hs had open actuated by the desire to seeursas much patronaars as possible for his district and for hisoons'itueuts, mans ot whom were shipbuilders. He had, howovor, received letters from them in which they Slid they did not fear rnipetitinn, and desired a liboral onnstruction put upon the charter. Hesuggested an amenrimont requiring the vrssela to be bniit in the United States instead of limit ing them to Pennsylvania. CONGRESS. FOKTY-FIKSr TKIliU TIItltD SESSION. ; Henate. Washington Feb. R. Th Vfoo President announced tbe conference committee on th bill abolishing the ofhees of admiral and vice admtr.l. Mr. Thayer, from tus Committee on Military Affairs, reported adversely the House joint resolution making tbeiUMhof May (Decoration Day) a national holiday. He did not concur in the report, and wonld call op tbe bill at an early day. Mr. Williams moved to taks un tbs resolutios for a tpe cial committee on ocean telegraph legislation. A vote on tbe motion was prevented by Mr. Bamner, wbi occupied the tloor during the remainder ol the morning hour. Mr. Williams was not disposed to allow the Senator from Massachusett s to accomplish his purpose by talking, against time, and he therefore asked leave to move to ex tend tbe morning hour until the subject was disposed of. Mr. Sumner ohieoted, and the resolution went over. A committee or oonferenos was ordered uoon the House amendments to the bill for tbs relief of purchaser ot land sold for direct taxes in insurrectionary States. At 1'80 tbs anfinished business, being the bill for a at an ship subsidy to tbe New Orleans and Msxioan line, came up in order, wben Mr. Davis moved to postpone pre sent ami sll future orders to take np the House bill grant ing pensions to soldiers and sailors of the War of 1HI2, and widows of deceased soldieis. Upon the motion he ds rDKUoed the yens and nays. Mr. Williams hoped the vote npon the motion would be test of the Senate as to whether it would legislate fur ther at tbe present session upon the question of steam shin subsidies. Mr. iSoreman declined to be governed by any luoh nndtrstanding. Mr. Morrill, of Vermont, favored Mr. Davis' motioo, in the belief that no one of the subsidy bills could gst through in visw of the great mass of unfinished business on the table of the Speaker of tbe House. Mr. Cole preferred that unfinished business should take precedence, and spoke of the advantages of commercial subsidies, particularly in the increase of revenue. Mr. Scott was in favor of dischaiging the debt owing by the government to its soldiers before proceeding with other business. Alter further dismrsinn by Messrs. Howell and Kel logg, Mr. Davis' motion prevailed ayes '8H, nays IM and tbe pension bill referred to was considered. - The question was npon the amendment te strike Out tho cause making payment of pensions conditional upon proof by applicants of inability to support themselves. Agreed to -, yeas 40, nays 6. Mr. Sawyer moved to grant pensions also to soldiers of the war of 1H2. whose aervioes were specially reoognizsdl bv (Jons re ss, although their consecutive service may have been less than three mnnfbs. Mr. Sawyer said his smsnrlraent applied to some Ave or six survivors of a little band of boys wbo took part in the battle of Plat tsburg, ami were honorably msntiened ia General HcOook's despatches and in a resolution of Con green. The amendment was agreed to. Mr. Vickers movsd to give pension to all who served three months during tbs war, instead of requiring three months' consecutive service. Agreed to. Mr. Flsmgan moved to inolude soldiers of the Florida War of 1X34. Lost. Mr. Edmonds said he could see no equity in a limitation of pensions to those who serve'! three month. Ha de sired that all soldiers of the War ot 181 should be ia t eluded. , House. Mr. Waahbnrn. of Wisoonsin, from tbe Committee on Private Land Claima reported a bill to restore to eertein farties their rights under the laws ami treaties of tb 'nitd States, giviyjr the bgal representative of Joan Miranda, claiming the land ia California known as tbe Pantho Arroyo ds Nan Antonio, the right to present thtir petition in writing for tbe same to tbn Uaited Mtass District Conn, with suob documentary evidanos and tes timony of witnesses as suol claimants rely upon in sup port ot tbeir claims, and providing ia esse of a favorable decision, that tbe eiiimacts shal.De allowed patents for an equal quantity of tbe unocoupisd and unappropriated public lands not mineral. Mr. Sargent moved aa amendment providing that not mors than t40 acres should be located in any one town skip, and protested against the further absorption of Urge tracts of land in California as a ruinous system which had already cost that State a million of inhabitants. Mr. Johnson, who had originally introduced the Bill, argued in support nf its provisions. After considerable discussion Mr. Sargent's amend ment was agreed to, and the bill was then rejected yeas. 78; nays, 9, On motion of Mr. Johnson, the Benate bill to create an additional land district in California waa taken from the Speaker's table and passed. Mr. A rsber offered a resolution for the survey of tbe Wicomico couuty rivers, near Salisbury, Maryland, to decide npon tbe practicability and expense of cleaning oat and moving the bar. Adopted. The Heuae then, at balf-past one, went into Committee of the Whole, Mr. Oox in tbe chair, on the Naval Appro priation hill. FliAItCI3 Ani COJI9IEBCI2. Evxxixa Tbueorapr Omoi, Friday, Feb. 8, 1871. I There is a pood demand for money, both on business and speculative account, and the banks are generally able to keep their balances well employed, but the general supply available for all purposes Is in excess ot all wants, and rates continue to rule easy to first-class borrowers. We quote call loans at 56 per cent, on good collaterals, and prime commercial paper at 7 8 per cent, on long and short time contracts. There Is rather an unsettled feeling in financial circles, owing to the political excitement In Europe, and lenders are cautious In their ope rations. Gold Is less active aud a fraction off, the range being closing at the latter. Stock were quiet but strong. Sales of City 6a, new bonds, at 101 nd State War Loan at 104. in Canal shares the only transactions were In Lehigh, which sold freely at Sljtf34! the latter b. o.; 17) was offered for 8chuyikill preferred. Miscellaneous shares were neglected. Sales of Seveuth National Bank at 110. PHILADELPHIA STOCK EXCHANGE SALES, reported by De Haven A Bro., No. 40 S.Tnlrd street FIKST BOARD. two city 6s, Newaona tltiOUl'hil K 7s... e7j 1.100 Pa 6s W L....104 fjono do lot TshTtaNat Bk...llu 6 sh Bk of N Am.i!3t) S7SuLetl V It.... 60f 60 sh Cam Am. .117 817 sh Penna II 61 OK at. BnJ. u at in. . ISO do... .860 49 100 do 0. 49 200 do. ...85.49 l-M shOO A A It... 46 loo sh Uh N..b60. 34 X 100 do 660. 84 100 do 800 do bSO. 84 bECOND BOARD. icoeo Pa A N Y C 7a ttoosn Beading K... 49 45 do 49 in itio do....fcin. 49 100 dO...b80.49 1-1S loo do..slown. 89 .OOsULeU N...D60 44 SO do 841, too do.....b0. 84 10d do..s60wn. S4V 100 do aoe. 14 10 sh Cent Trans. . . tw l'88'l . 62X $200 Wllm & B R 7s 94 fivoocity 6s, New. 161V f3i0 Pa It con int.. 9tt tirnoPhlla A K7s.. HI IKidO Union CI 6s.. U fiiuOOOC A A 7s... et Ivko-j Pa , se....M7 l0m C A A m 6s, "89 V luo sh Keh N Pf 17 y, 10 811 Ut BGhK..... 43X riilladelplila Trade Ueport. Fmioat, Feb. S. Bark In the absence of sales we quote No, 1 Quercitron at $30 V ton. Seeds Cloverseed Is scarce and sells at noiiyo V pound. Timothy Is nominal at 8J$61S. Flax, seed. Is wanted by the ci ushers at I'M 0. Trerelsallrm feeling la the Flour market, bnt not much activity. The demand la mostly from the home consumers, whose purchases foot up 800 barrels, Including superfine at 3W6u; extras at &-7f(a6-S&; wisoousm and Miuneaot extra family at ti-7fg7-76; Pennsylvania do. do. at le-hoa;; In diana, Illinois, and Ohio do. do. at 16 75 47-15, aud fancy brands at l-xsjO oO, as in onality. Kye Flour may be quoted at titbvi 6-60. In Corn uieal no sales. Fur pi line Wheat a sleaJy inquiry prrvuili at full pricf, but common gradt-a are neulet ted. Hales of Indiana red at 11-6 (412; Ohio do. at $1 "60; 1'enn sjlvauia da at l-45, and while at 1 1 tooU Kye sills hi yWc. fur Westcru. Coin is quiet at the mem decline; sales of yellow at feO'.Miu,, aud Western mixed at 77,i9o. Oats are unchauged; Balt-s ef Western and IVuusylvauia at bsodc. In Barley aud Malt no siiei were i eportcd. Whisky may be quoted at lia)5a for Western Iron-bound.